Sunday, September 30, 2012

10:15 PM

Coconut Craze Is Here With Tropicana Coco Quench

 Philippines is one of the great producer of coconut products from trees to its fruits and so we deserves to have something refreshing and and healthy drink for our lifestyle. With this new breakthrough drink, Tropicana Coco Quench which is 100% fresh and made from real coconut water. Tropicana Coco Quench is touted as the new, must-have drink for all ages.

“The upsurge in demand for coconut water is remarkable. This phenomenon has drawn global attention to the Philippines as one of the leading sources of coconut water in the world. Tropicana Coco Quench leverages the expertise of Tropicana to come out with a revolutionary product from locally-grown coconuts that addresses the need for better and healthier choices for consumers,” 
- Partho Chakrabarti, president for Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PPCPI).

Tropicana Coco Quench brings the natural goodness of coconut water for local consumers. It's known for containing electrolytes similar to the human plasma, making it naturally hydrating with less sugar and calories. Coconut water is also a rich source of iron, calcium and magnesium. It has 4 times higher potassium content than bananas. The regular drinking of this amazing juice from nature can significantly help reduce food cravings and flush out toxins to boost health and aid in weight loss. It’s the perfect drink for consumers who lead an active lifestyle, like super model Charo Ronquillo who was aptly chosen as the brand ambassador for Tropicana Coco Quench.

Tropicana Coco Quench is the first locally-produced drink with an 8-month shelf life. It capitalizes on the advanced technology of Tetra Pak packaging to replicate the protection of coconuts. This allows Tropicana Coco Quench to stay fresh as the real fruit without the need for preservatives and added flavours. It is also the only drink that utilizes a hip, octagon-shaped packaging for easier grip. The 330 ml pack comes with a pull-tab mechanism and enables consumers to conveniently drink the coconut water straight from the pack. This healthy refreshment can be consumed for only Php30.  Perfect for sharing with friends and family, Tropicana Coco Quench is also available in a 1 Litre pack with a reclosable and 100% resealable cap.

PCPPI brings a strong portfolio of exciting beverage products for the Philippine market with the launch of Tropicana Coco Quench.  Other brands under PCPPI include Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton, Sting, and Premier.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

11:36 PM

Regine Velasquez-Alcasid In Sarap Diva

It was not usual to see the Asia’s Songbird, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid is cooking.  Oh well at least with me because all I know about her is that she is the Asia's songbird, the other half of singer-songwriter Ogie Alcasid and the mother of  Baby Nate. Having a picture perfect for a happy and contented woman, I never thought that she would do something different for us. .

For sure, it will surprise all her fans, although we see her hosting in some shows like Party Pilipinas and HOT TV. This time another bubbly Regine is here for her brand-new TV Show entitle Sarap Diva. She will extend her home to television in her new TV program.

As a foodie and homemaker, not as an expert chef, Regine will welcome her guests, as they in return, share their stories, their expertise, and their skills in cooking. In this show, she will be bond her guests and viewers. The set serves as Regine’s home away from home, with a backdrop that could take her to another room in the house, or another setting, or even in another place. 

I have given a chance to visit the set and witness what happen. On their pilot episode, two premiere personalities are her guest. Chef Boy Logro and Ms. Jessica Soho will share their tips to Asia's songbird in cooking. Ogie Alcasid is also part of the pilot episode and of course, the virtual appearance of Baby Nate and Regine's dog named George. 

Sarap Diva is the Asia’s Songbird’s new home, where she will cultivate and contributes her love for food, music, and family. SarapDiva will be aired every Saturday starting from October 6, 2012 before Eat Bulaga at GMA 7.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

7:34 PM

Teen Duo Brewer Boys Visit Manila

With their boy-next-door looks and charming appeal, it is unbelievable that the teen brother’s duo Brewer Boys, composed of Justin (18) and Nathan (15), can perform wide range of songs  country to pop to classic rock and even bluegrass.

The Brewer Boys, who look up to the Everly Brothers, can perform mean covers of songs of Johnny Cash, Crosby Stills & Nash, Big & Rich, Journey, Train and even Jason Mraz. They also write some of their music.

This immense musicality and charm made the Brewer Boys enter the elite roster of finalists of the X Factor USA, where they were hailed the top 16th.

“It was fun, stressful, but memorable experience,” exclaims Justin when asked of the X Factor stint. “We will never, ever forget those times and we are thankful that because of that exposure so many doors have opened for us.”

Justin considers being tapped to perform in the Philippines is one of those doors that opened for them.

The Brewer Boys are currently in Manila to perform at three malls, figure in TV guestings, and other engagements.

The duo, sons of Filipina mother Elsa Brewer and American father Tim Brewer, will be performing this Sunday on ABS-CBN’s ASAP.

They are being managed by Media Nation, the same management group behind the careers of Marvin Agustin, Aiza Seguerra, Krizza Neri, David Pomeranz, among others.

When asked about their celebrity crushes, Justin gushed “Julia Montes or Kim Chiu,” while Nathan picked “Yeng Constantino or Kathryn Bernardo.”

Justin and Nathan met these girls when they guest in ASAP the past week.

“We are really looking forward to the projects we are going to do in the Philippines,” says Nathan. “We want to make some good music for Filipinos.”

For inquiries, please call Media Nation at  (02) 234-2117, or email
12:33 AM

Villards Cup For Billiards Enthusiast

What's the buzz? Oh well have you heard about the Villards Cup? It's now making a buzz all over the country.   It's actually a billiard tournament but for a cause that lends to support our country's amateur billiard players. 

Leading by the Chairman and Managing Director , Senator Manny Villar and former LasPinas Representative Cynthia Villar of  Villar Foundation is staging the 2012 series of Villards Cup. A billiards tournament happens last September 23 and 24 at the newly opened Starmall in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan. 

There are sixteen amateur players from all over the Bulacan province are competing for that event with the support of course from our Philippine Billiards legend such as Efren "Bata" Reyes, Francisco "Django" Bustamante, Ronnie"The Volcano" Alcano and Dennis "Robocop" Orcollo.

"Billiards now matches the popularity of basketball among Filipinos, especially the youth. Support for this sport should be encouraged and enhanced,"
 - Sen. Manny Villar

The senator is hoping that this Villards Cup will be the instrument in discovering and developing new potential amateur billiards players who give honor for our country. 

Villar Foundation, on its 20 years, they have been implemented to support the thrust in different sports development such as Sports in Barangay and football clinics. 

Here are the winners of the 2012 Villards Cup;

1st: Edgie Geronimo (Marilao)

2nd: Eduardo Lim (Meycauayan)

3rd: Resty Labastida (Bocaue)

4th: Roberto Bilicario (Sta. Maria)

5th: Kennet Matheu Garcia (Marilao)

6th: Marlon Glinogo (Bulacan)

7th: Jonas Paolo Ramos (Baliwag)

8th: William Trinidad (Angat)

The Villards Cup project of the Villar Foundation in cooperation with Starmall, Puyat Sports and Billiards Managers and Players Association of the Philippines.

Friday, September 21, 2012

7:29 PM

X Plus Album Previews What’s Next For Christian Bautista

Ten years has passed since Christian Bautista was introduced to showbiz, but he remains to be one of the most sought-after balladeer of his generation here and abroad.  Universal Records joins Christian as he celebrates his first decade with the release of X Plus, a collection of songs which celebrate his 10th year.

X Plus includes Christian’s rendition of three of the biggest theme songs from top rating teleserye – Gaano Kadalas Ang Minsan (from Walang Hanggan),Nag-iisang Bituin (from Princess and I), and Nag-iisang Ikaw (from Precious Hearts Romance presents Pintada).

X Plus also gives a glimpse of what’s next for the balladeer by the inclusion of the remix version of Unphotographable, used during the Philippine Fashion Week. The sweeping ballad What Can I Do is also part of the compilation.

Christian was recently awarded with the Male Pop Recording Artist of the Year by the Star Awards for Music for his album Outbound, adjudged Pop Album of the Year.

The album also includes his version of the hit Love Moves In Mysterious Ways, Beautiful Girl and new recordings of previous hits The Way You Look At Me and Hands To Heaven (featuring Zia Quizon).

X Plus supports Christian’s 10th anniversary concert X Class at the Meralco Theater this October 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14.  For tickets, contact Ticketworld 891-9999.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

9:21 PM


Meralco recently launched the Meralco Virtual Engine (MOVE), a free app suite designed for Filipinos with six apps that provide round-the-clock access to the electric company’s services through smart phones or tablets.

Seeing that most of its customers are often online, Meralco wanted to offer assistance right where they spend much of their time. The MOVE apps provide Meralco customers with different benefits to bring ease and convenience in managing their electricity concerns:

1.  Apps that offer location help
a. Meralco Office Directory –You can find the nearest Meralco office in your area.
b. Bayad Center – Find out where you can conveniently pay your Meralco bill.
2.  Apps for consumption control
a. Meralco Appliance Calculator- Easily compute the amount of electricity an appliance consumes.
b. Bright Ideas – Learn better ways to use and save on electricity.
3.  Apps that help in planning ahead
a.  Power Maintenance Schedule- Stay up to date on the power maintenance schedule in your area.
b.  E-Meralco bill –View your latest bill even when you’re on the go.

Additional apps are also in the works. The MeralcO Virtual Engine is free and downloadable from the Apple AppStore, Google Play, and Blackberry App World. For details, check, like Meralco on Facebook, or follow @meralco on Twitter.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

12:06 AM

The Opening of SM City Fairview Bowling Center

Here's another reason to visit SM City Fairview because they have opened their SM Bowling Center. It will be more fun and exciting for the whole families and friends to spend their weekends and free time t SM Fairview with this additional recreation area in heir place. 

As it was opened last September 16, 2012 with Mr. Bonifacio Solis, Bowling Division Manager as he gives his wisdom with the new bowling center and followed by the audio-video presentation of SM Bowling Center and the unveiling countdown, signifies that the center has been open. 

Next is the blessing ceremony headed by Fr. Ralph Flores and SM Bowling Center officials. The blessing starts from the front door, counter, arcade center, lounge area, billiard hall and of course, the bowling lanes then blessing of the different section of bowling center.   The tossing of coins is followed and lastly the traditional ceremonial throw was done with the guest bowler Mr. Hans, Mr. Manny and Mr. Herbert. 

It was a fun opening day as they announce that they are giving away a 30 minutes of free games for those who wanted to try to play bowling.  We also have great foods and free pop-corns from the snack area the first Bowling Tournament in the center was started and the winners will be announced by 6 pm at the awarding ceremony. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

9:48 AM

BenQ GW Monitor Leads In LED Monitor

September 13 2012, BenQ GW Series VA LED monitor has been launched at the Torch Restaurant in San Juan. I have used LED screen monitor in my work but never thought that such monitor could be better and as good as this. 

I don't use to care how the monitors that I have work with when it comes to visualizing the images but this one makes me think, and I know that it's different to other monitors I used. 

I never thought that using a vertical alignment monitor can display a better image and color. BenQ GW Series LED monitor uses the contrast ratio of 5000:1, this is to see if the color black is really a black because sometimes you will view the color black as gray in some monitors. It is also using a true 8-bit color that makes the colors in your monitor to come alive, very saturated and brighter. 

BenQ GW Series LED monitor is also perfect for viewing photos and watching your favorite movie from your computer. It is ideally, for office use. The price range is from P7,999 - P8,999 for 22-inch and 24-inch monitor respectively. 

Sometimes we have to seek more and be very careful in every product that we are purchasing and try not to suffer of course the quality and our pocket to get a better one. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

9:13 PM

The 20th Ice-Terrific Years of SM Ice Skating

The celebration of SM Ice Skating 20th years of success in the Philippines has begun. SM Ice Skating has been the place for families and friends to bond where they find to have fun and enjoy the thrill on ice. It also becomes the venue where they give their full support to aspiring skaters to become a highly competitive athlete to compete around the globe. 

Last September 15, 2012 at SM Mall of Asia Ice-Skating Rink, the unforgettable celebration of its 20 years was held. It was started with the flag relay, followed by the Philippine National anthem and the opening remarks from SM Prime Holdings, Inc. and Mr. Jose "Peping" Cojuyanco Jr. 

The astounding presentations of SM Ice Skating Team production number and from the students and coaches from 1992 up to 2012 who amaze each of the audiences as they glide inside the rink with their best routine performances. 

This celebration was been supported by SM Prime Holdings, Inc., Ice Skating Organizations, Philippine Skating Union and the Philippine Olympic Committee. This event is also sponsored by Nissan, Uncle Cheffy, Pia Hut, Coca-Cola, Mogu-Mogu, Unoin, ace Water Spa, Blink Photobooth, Wine Depot, Banana Peel, Converse and Manila Catering.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

8:26 PM

Gloc-9 Releases His Biggest Album Under Universal Records

The premiere rapper Gloc-9 is very proud on his new and first album under Universal Records entitled MKNM: Mga Kwento Ng Makata.

He sid tht he worked very hard for this album because he usually takes two month to record but with MKNM, it took round six months. However, he he was utimtely satisfied with the album, which includes collaborations from the biggest names in the music industry such as Chito Mirand, Bamboo, Ebe Dancel, Jay Durias, Billy Crawford, Ian Tayao od WilaBaliw and mny more.

This album contains various stories from people from all walks of life and it was the first time that a song about a gay man is presented in a first person's point of view and he worked ard for this song for it not to be offending to anyone. The music video of song Sirena wasa hit after it was released with the participation of Boy Abunda.

In an interview with BANDS Magine, he sid tht his collaboration with different bands and other artists has help him grow as a rapper. In the latest issue of Pinoy Magaine, Box Garchitorena writes that Gloc-9 album MKNM is definitely a keeper.

The rapper also adds tht the newalbum MKNM: Mga Kwento Ng Makata marks a new chapter in his career as this is his first release under Universal Records.

"I am very thankful that Universal welcomed me into their stable. I m looking forward to doing more projects with my new label."  
- Gloc-9


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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

7:41 PM

JOE: A Filipino Rocksical

I have given a chance to watch the play "JOE," it was my first time to watch how Philippine Stagers performed and thanks to Jude C. for the invites. I was one of the pioneer members and officer of our Theater group in school during my college, and yet I know if the artist or the actors justified their roles. And even if they portrayed their roles very well. 

I am very impressed with the performances of Philippine Stagers. They are highly effective with their characters as they portray it. They have shown us the different stages of their characters as they grow old from high school up to their older life. Direct Vincent had proven that he trained them well.  For me the set design is very simple and yet gives you the other dimension of the production which is suits to the settings. However, it my somehow look boring but thanks to the color coding outfit of the characters that gives life to the dull color of the stage design. In overall each of them complements the entire production that makes the whole play to rock. 

The play JOE was a modern adaptation of the life of our National Hero, Dr. Jose Rial during his last few years in this world as the six friends headed by Joecas who is the writer and the director for the play that they are working for the presentation of Rizal's 150th years celebration. The group plays the possibilities, of how they will execute their discoveries about Rizal's as they learned more about the hero. 

The play tackles about how he fights for our country through his writings, his studies in different countries, his exile to Dapitan, his love affair to Josephine Bracken, the retraction and his death in Bagumbayan. The six friends will also face different issues in their lives as they will compare, matched, and compares it in the event of Rizal's life. 

JOE, a Filipino Rocksical is definitely a worth watching play, Philippine Stagers gives the easy way to learn, understand and look back the works of Dr. Jose Rial. They incorporate Rizal's life in the modern day that gives the audience a good fascinating experienced. 

Visit PhilStagers at

Friday, September 7, 2012

2:04 AM

Julie’scious Smiles Nationwide Photo Contest

One of the country’s leading bakeshop chains today had their competition called the Julie'scious Smiles National Digital Photo Contest. They invited all the amateur and professional photographers to catching the best and dazzling moments of individuals who had shared their vigorous time and fun experiences while visiting the Julie's Bakeshop anywhere in the country. 

It was a great idea to have this contest because many Filipinos love to eat breads anytime. Imagine, by just enjoying good food and sharing your experiences and happy moments with your friends, family and special one with Julie’s and taking photo’s will get you a chance to win ample prizes.

All participants who join the contest can have a chance to take home the P25,000 as the grand prize, P15,000 for the second prize and P10,000 for the third prize. Winners can also have P3,000 worth of Julie's Bakeshop bread certificates and trophies.

Wait, there's more... because Julie's Bakeshop will be giving away 3 consolation prizes worth P3,000 and P1,000 worth of Julie's Bakeshop bread certificates and trophies each.

All entries had been collected after the deadline last August 31, 2012, 5pm.  However, I can't wait to see the winning photos of the winners and how creative they are in taking shots for very scenes that they have while spending their time and enjoying the taste of goodness in Julie's Bakeshop. I will update you soon about it and I will share it here to you. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

7:12 PM

Bring Home 6 Cans Of Coke For Free

Enjoy even more rewards when you pay with a Citibank Credit Card at SM
Supermarket, SM Hypermarket, Savemore Market and SM Marketplace. From now until September 30, 2012, you can get a free Coca Cola bundle with qualified purchase.

For a minimum single-receipt purchase of P3,000 using any Citibank credit card in any branch of SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket, Savemore Market or SM Marketplace, you get to bring home 6 pieces of 330ml Coke in can.

To redeem your free Coke, simply present your original tape receipt, charge slip and Citibank credit card at designated SM Redemption Booths on or before November 30, 2012.

So, keep using your Citibank Credit Card at SM groceries where you get to bring home 6 pieces of 330ml Coke in can on top of the points, miles or rebates you currently enjoy!

For more information about this cool offer, call the 24-Hour CitiPhone at 995-9999 or

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

2:25 PM

Parokya Ni Edgar: Inuman Sessions Vol. 2

It took eight years ago for Parokya Ni Edgar to release the follow-up to the Phenomenal hit album Inuman Sessions Vol. 1. The band's hits are performed live in the album such as Macho, The Ordertaker, Pangarap Lang Kita, Mang Jose, Papa Cologne, One Hit Combo and more. The Inuman Session Vol. 2 is a project and produced by Universal Records that comes with CD only and DVD with bonus CD formats.

"It is a celebration of music, booze, fun, and friendship, just like the first Inuman Session." - Chito Miranda, Lead  Vocalist

While Inuman Sessions Vol. 1 had the carrier track "The Yes Yes Show" performed by Parokya Ni Edgar, Gloc-9, and the late great Francis M., this new volume opens with "Bagsakan," which taps Francis M's son Frank Magalona to collaborate with Parokya Ni Edgar and Gloc-9.

For Inuman Session Vol. 2, the band gathered their legion of fans through their facebook dan page, which has more than 2 million followers, to treat them to a night of memorable music, good drinks, and strong friendships.

Aside from Gloc-9 and Frank Magalona, Parokya Ni Edgar'd friends Miggy Chavez of Chicosci, Yeng Constantino, and Kamikazee also performed for this project.

Download Parokya Ni Edgar Inuman Sessions Vol. 2 Full Album here: and follow them on Facebook at and in Twitter at

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