Mr. and Ms. BPO: The first ever BPO pageant for the benefit of Habitat for Humanity Philippines


The search is on for this year’s Mr. and Ms. BPO as premier concerts and events production, Royale Chimes Concerts and Events Inc. holds the first-ever Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) pageant in the country!

Mr. and Ms. BPO aims to empower the candidates through leadership, camaraderie and excellence by facilitating a holistic and integrated approach.Β  A formidable team composed of mentors for fitness and well-being, communication skills, emotional intelligence and modeling will help them gain confidence and boost their morale.

The mentors are Jonathan Yabut (first The Apprentice Asia winner), Jun Macasaet (Mr. Manhunt International 2012 winner), Jennifer Hammond (Binibining Pilipinas – Intercontinental 2016), Mauro Lumba (Century Tuna Superbods 2014 winner) and Ruby Manalac (Emotional Intelligence expert) .

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Red Hat Cacao PH: Exquisitely homemade heart-crafted Philippine cacao chocolates

The cat este, the chocolate’s out of the bag! For months now a few friends/co-workers and I have been enjoying the exquisitely homemade heart-crafted Philippine cacao chocolates of Red Hat Cacao PH. But don’t just take my word for it..try it! For inquiries, please click on their official Facebook page.



Manila Art: 2017 exhibition of the top Art Galleries showcasing the best of the best of Filipino Art

MANILA ART is the largest and longest running Visual Art Fair in the Philippines. Established in 2009, its mandate is to promote Philippine Culture through the visual arts. A project co-presented by the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA), ManilaArt’s vision is to make the Philippines an Art Hub in Asia. Over the years, its aim to increase the exposure of Filipino talents here in the Philippines and worldwide.

The four-day exhibition of the top Art Galleries nationwide representing artists from different region of the country, will showcase the best of the best of Filipino Art.
Ticket Prices:
Student/Senior P150
General Admission: P200
Gala Night: P2,500


Bes and the Beshies: Ai-Ai delas Alas is back to comedy in a women empowerment flick

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The Comedy Queen Ai-Ai delas Als is back together with Zsa Zsa Padilla, Carmi Martin and Beauty Gonzales in “Bes and the Beshies,” another quality film from CINEKO Productions in cooperation with Regal Entertainment.

A one of a kind comedy film with two of the best and award-winning duo, screenwriter Ricky Lee and director Joel Lamangan. Though both are well-known for heavy dramas, they promise that this movie will deliver underlying messages of Filipino resiliency especially with family relations through comedic scenes.

Opens in cinemas nationwide on October 18, 2017.

About Ai-Ai delas Alas:

Ai-Ai’s three decades in showbiz started at the height of sing-along bars and comedy stand up in the country. She has rightfully earned titles such as: Comedy Concert Queen, Comedy Box Office Queen, Best Comedy Actress and quite recently, Best Actress and Global Achievement by a Filipino Artist.

The industry is abuzz with her wedding (her first church wedding and third marriage) in December 12, 2017 to 23-year old Gerald Sibayan. She said it will be a simple church wedding with 300 close family and friends. Speaking of family and friends, her bridal gown is a gift from Marian Rivera. It is a couture Frederick Peralta creation with its long trail and veil painted (still being painted as of this writing) by award-winning director and artist, Louie Lagdameo-Ignacio. Alden Richards will be one of Sibayan’s best man and Megastar Sharon Cuneta is her matron of honor.

More about the film:

The film is about the daily life and struggles of four friends:

Charla (Ai-Ai delas Alas) – a solo parent hoping to restore her relationship with her ideal husband to complete her family.

Mabel (Zsa Zsa Padilla) – the traditional martyr wife who will do anything and everything to maintain her family.

Tisay (Carmi Martin) – desperate to do anything and everything to have a family.

Sophie (Beauty Gonzales) – a young woman in tune with her aunts and will do anything to support them.


Puti The Truth Is Color Blind: Ian Veneracion’s most personal and challenging movie role

“Puti” debuted in 2013 at the First Cine Filipino Film Festival. It was well-received by the festival audience and had impressed many critics with its rich, visual storytelling. The film garnered 3 awards including Best Cinematography, Production and Sound Design. β€œPuti” was also awarded β€œBest Debut Film” by the Young Critics Circle. The following year, it was selected for competition at the 32nd Brussels International Festival of Fantastic Film. Despite the critical success, it was not released theatrically but instead did the rounds of school and gallery screenings. Nearly 4 years later, it will finally be given a commercial run under Cine Lokal. Cine Lokal is a program initiated by the Film Developmental Council of the Philippines in partnership with SM Cinema to give select films a second chance at reaching a wider audience. Put will be screened nationwide in 8 SM Cinemas in Metro Manila including Cebu and Iloilo.

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I Found My Heart In Santa Fe: Roxanne Barcelo and Will Devaughn in the picturesque island of Santa Fe in Cebu

For the very first time, real-life couple Roxanne Barcelo and Will Devaughn join forces in terms of heart, talent and resources (as co-producers) to make what could be most interesting and heart-warming romantic-comedy of the year.

Titled β€œI Found My Heart in Santa Fe,” the movie was shot in location in the picturesque island of Santa Fe in Cebu, which is said to be the newest favorite tourist destination of people wanting to bask in the sun and enjoy the cool waters.

Roxanne and Will had been in a relationship for four years now but they have yet to work in a project.Β  But both have been dreaming of doing a movie together or an interesting TV project where they can show their chemistry as a love team, aside from their acting talent.

That’s why when this project was presented to both of them, Roxanne and Will grabbed the chance.Β  The indie film, directed by Bona Fajardo, marks the first time for them to collaborate on a film project.Β  And, it’s a love story, thus making Roxanne and Will all the more excited.


Β β€œI Found My Heart in Santa Fe” is the first brand new film to be screened at Cine Lokal in select SM Cinemas beginning September 15.

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Megaworld Lifestyle Malls: Weekends are gonna get HOT as Eastwood City Holds 1st Chili Fest!

A red-hot food event is coming to Eastwood City this September as it celebrates its first ever Chili Fest. Running from September 8 – October 1, the month-long celebration of all things spice is about to heat up the rainy days as it showcases a wide variety of chili products and chiliβ€”infused delicacies, all proudly made in the Philippines.

Aimed at supporting local producers and boost support for small business owners of chili products, Eastwood City’s Chili Fest gathers more than 20 local chili farmers and merchants, offering an array of new flavors and recipes of chili goods all in one place.

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