Wednesday, June 22, 2016

1:44 AM

The Trust: High-Rolling Heist Action

Academy-Award winner Nicholas Cage returns to the big screen with The Trust movie. He is joined by no less than Screen Actors Guild awardee Elijah Wood, and together, they form an explosive combination in this action-packed flick that tells the story of two disillusioned cops looking to make a heist of a lifetime.

Sgt. David Waters (Wood) and his boss Lt. Jim Stone (Cage) are both finding it hard to make ends meet. They discover hideout where a crime syndicate stashes their drug money, so they hatch a plan to steal the illegally-acquired cash. This results in humorous exchanges, car chases, and tense moments as they drill their way into infamy and fortune. They initially think of it as an easy hit, but complications set in along the way. Aside from a rather-half-baked plan, one of them suffers from a change of heart and this adds even more struggles into the mix of conflicts that the duo has to endure.   Cameos come courtesy of veteran comedian Jerry Lewis and in a pivotal role, model and singer/songwriter Sky Ferreira. 

Wood, who gives that innocent and ethereal vibe audiences enjoyed at the Lord of the Rings trilogy provides the perfectly poignant foil to the hardened realness of Cage, whose manic turn at Ghostrider comes to mind. The finely-written storyline by Ben Brewer and Adam Hirsch plays out with a penchant that stops just before becoming melodramatic, so the action sequences do not take a backseat in this thrilling ride.  


The Trust is a Saban Films/Lionsgate release of a Highland Film Group presentation of a Hassell-Free presentation, showing in Philippine theaters starting June 29,2016, through Octoarts Films International.


The Trust synopsis:

Waters and Stone are two nobody police officers working dull
administrative jobs and making extra money selling stolen Civil Service Exams to other officers. When Stone hears a story about a heroin dealer quickly beating his extremely high bail, the two friends set into motion a plan to find the origin of such a large amount of cash.

Through diligent police work they follow a trail that leads directly to a custom
bank-style vault built into the back room freezer of a small grocery store. They
put a plan into motion to rob the vault and split whatever they find inside. But by the time they figure out what the vault contains, it’s already too late to turn back.

The Trust is a film about the philosophy behind a crime. It’s a taxonomic
approach to the heist movie that gives the audience a chance to examine closely
each dark development, as the two cops slip quietly into a rabbit hole from which they cannot return.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

11:08 PM

PH's #1 Fastfood Leads Month-long Independence Day Celebration For #PinoyAndProud

Jollibee, the nation’s number one fastfood chain, threw the biggest, star-studded Independence Day celebration last June 11, 2016 at the Metrotent in Pasig City. The mega-event brought together world-class Pinoy talent for a grand salubong of the 118th anniversary of national independence.

The Jollibee #PinoyAndProud: 2016 Independence Day Celebration and Countdown was a resounding success, thanks to the incredible performances from the brightest OPM stars, including Sarah Geronimo, Darren Espanto, KZ Tandingan, Lyka Gairanod, Darlene Vibares, JK Labajo, Itchyworms, and Spongecola. Celebrity endorsers Jodi Sta. Maria and son Thirdy, Zoren and Carmina Legaspi with their twins Mavi and Cassy, also joined the Jollibee family in counting down to the first moments of this year’s Independence Day.


There’s still plenty of ways to celebrate the sarap at saya throughout June. Embrace and show off your #PinoyAndProud spirit with these Jollibee freedom month exclusives!

Wear your Pinoy pride
Wear Pinoy pride literally on your sleeves with the new Jollibee x Uniqlo T-shirts, available at Uniqlo stores nationwide starting June 20. Featuring five new designs, this capsule T-shirt collection is Jollibee’s second collaboration with the global fashion retail giant.

The Jollibee x Uniqlo shirts debuted at the countdown event featuring three new different styling collections – athlesiure, summer, and denim.

Sarap-saya Chickenjoy bonding
There’s nothing more Pinoy than a family bonding over and sharing their favorite crispylicious, juicylicious Chickenjoy! For the month of June, Chickenjoy will be served in a limited-edition #PinoyAndProud Independence Day bucket. Share delicious, sarap-saya moments with the entire family, barkada, or even the whole barangay!


The Legaspi family introduced the new bucket design, now available nationwide, featuring the Jolly Friends in their adorable Filipiniana outfits.

#PinoyAndProud Jolly Friends
One of the highlights of Jollibee’s Independence Day bash is the grand parade featuring the Jolly Friends—Jollibee, Hetty, Yum, Popo, and Twirlie— donning their new Filipiniana finery for the first time ever. 

Share the #PinoyAndProud fever with your family and friends with the Jollibee Viber sticker pack 2, available for FREE download this June.

Celebrating the reasons why we should always be #PinoyAndProud doesn’t stop after one day, or even one month,” said Francis E. Flores, Jollibee Chief Global Marketing Officer and Jollibee Philippines Head of Marketing. “Every day is an opportunity to discover why ang sarap at saya maging Pilipino!”

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

10:14 PM

Ian Veneracion Endorses Primera Light Brandy

Ginebra San Miguel Inc. (GSMI) introduced “man of the hour” Ian Veneracion as the newest endorser of its liquor brand Primera Light Brandy.

In a grand press launch and contract signing held recently, the multi-talented actor was welcomed to the GSMI family by its president Bernard Marquez, group brand manager Paul Camello, and brand manager Henry Simon.

Ian, who won the hearts of man after starring in a hit primetime teleserye and movie, relates that being “swabe” is important when dealing with both his work and personal life.

“After a ‘tamang swabe’ day of shooting or taping, I just want to relax and drink something smooth. So when I’m with friends we usually just open a bottle of Primera Light Brandy,” says Ian, who finally found the smoothness that he had been looking for in a brandy. “Primera Light Brandy is smoother than other brands, and I love how it tastes,” he adds.


Primera Light Brandy is a unique brandy liqueur masterpiece made from fine imported ingredients and exquisitely blended with Solera Gran Reserva Brandy concentrate from Spain. The breakthrough Premium Smooth Blend process gives Primera Light Brandy that distinctly flavorful aroma, well-balanced character, and exceptional taste for that “Tamang Swabe, Swabeng Tama”.


Primera Light Brandy was recently recognized for its high quality and taste by the Monde Selection International Quality Institute, the distinguished authority of quality in the food and beverages industry worldwide.


Primera Light Brandy is a quality product of Ginebra San Miguel Inc.

For more on Primera Light Brandy, like the official Facebook fanpage www.facebook.com/primeralightbrandy or log on to www.ginebrasanmiguel.com.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

9:58 PM

A Tasty Twist On Your Favorite Taco Of Taco Bell

It was such an honor to be part of group of people who will review and try first hand as Taco Bell, the worlds leading taco food chain presents an irresistible offering that must try, the Gordita Supreme.

This mouth-watering treat is shaped and stuffed like your favorite taco but with a twist. Made with seasoned beef fresh lettuce, cool sour cream and dried tomatoes all cradled inside a warm soft flatbread.

I like the combination of nacho chips and the Gordita Supreme with 16oz drink which is very affordable for Php 149, it's also available for a la carte at Php 99. Taco bell's Gordita Supreme is available for a limited time only. This flavorful taco was really great and I will looking forward that this Gordita Supreme would be part of regular menu. It's gonna be one of my favorites, promise!



So, invite your friends to visit Taco Bell Gateway, Trinoma and Alabang Town Center and try this delectable offering.

To learn more about Taco Bell's latest offering Gordita Supreme, and try other treats that you're sure to love. Visit their official website at www.tacobell.com.ph or check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/tacobellPHL, follow them @TacoBellPHL on Twitter and Instagram, and check the official hashtag #TacoBellPHL across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

12:00 AM

#PinoyAndProud: 2016 Independence Day Celebration and Countdown!

This coming June 12, the country’s number one fast food chain is set to release its latest anthem that is sure to make Filipinos #PinoyAndProud. Titled “Sarap at Saya”, this inspirational song is written for the country’s 118th Independence Day, to remind everyone how joyful it is to be Filipino and to highlight the many qualities that make every Pinoy proud of our beautiful country and unique culture.

Jollibee has consistently introduced generation-defining jingles through its TV commercials over the years. Top hits include the iconic “Beeda ang Saya” and “I Love You Sabado,” which captured the hearts of Pinoys of all ages. The brand’s latest anthem—especially composed for Independence Day—is slated to become another classic. 

“Sarap at Saya” redefines Pinoy pride by igniting interest in commemorating the one truly Filipino holiday of the year, and in celebrating Independence Day as one resilient, jolly, and hopeful nation.

Emerging international musical titan Rachelle Ann Go, star of the London West End productions of Miss Saigon and Les Miserables, and The Voice Kids Philippines Season 1 runner-up and teen singing sensation Darren Espanto brought the anthem to life with their heartfelt rendition.


The song will be performed live for the first time by Darren joined by The X Factor Philippines season 1 champ KZ Tandingan at the Jollibee #PinoyAndProud: 2016 Independence Day Celebration and Countdown on June 11, 2016 at the Metrotent Convention Center in Pasig.



The music video version, starring Rachelle Ann and Darren, will premiere on local TV and online through the Jollibee Facebook page and on the official Jollibee YouTube channel on June 12.

Catch the performance of other top Pinoy talents Sarah Geronimo, JK Labajo, Elmo Magalona, Spongecola, and Itchyworms during the program that will run from 7 PM all the way to midnight to welcome Independence Day. They will be joined by Jollibee ambassadors Jodi Sta. Maria and the Legaspi family Zoren, Carmina, Mavy, and Cassy.

Friday, June 3, 2016

11:06 PM

Thank Dad this Father’s Day with Villa Del Conte

Remember when dad helped you with your homework? Or when he kissed your forehead when he thought you were sleeping? This Father’s Day, give your dad love and appreciation for being your best friend, cheerleader, superhero and the best father in the world with Villa del Conte Thank You dark chocolates. 

These little pleasures from Padova, Italy contain 50% cacao and will make this day your father’s best yet. 

Visit Villa del Conte stores at Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Shangri-la Mall, SM Megamall, Resorts World, Alabang Town Center, and Robinsons Magnolia. For bulk orders, please contact 893-2575 or 621-6101. Go to http://www.villadelcontecioccolato.com/ to know more about Villa del 
Conte, or follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VillaDelContePh, Instagram: http://instagram.com/villadelconte and Twitter: https://twitter.com/VilladelConte.
2:01 AM

San Miguel Pure Foods Home Foodie Season 2 Begins June 13

Can you call yourself a foodie? Yes, anyone with an interest in food and new food experiences is a foodie.

As a food and lifestyle blogger I know that I have tried different food, dishes and specialty of various restaurants but nothing is more like coming home when you or someone in the house prepares food for the family. Like San Miguel Pure Foods believes that aside from dining out, foodies should also come home and harness their passion for food by cooking in their own kitchen and creating their own food experience.

Home Foodie Season 2 is all about inspiring home cooks to reinvent traditional favorites and recreate dishes from food discoveries using San Miguel Pure Foods products. Home Foodie Season 2 recipes are “Kayang-kayang Sarap”, delicious and definitely doable that even kitchen newbies can do the recipes.



For this season, joining Drew Arellano and the chefs of Home Foodie Season 2 is non-other than Drew’s wife, Iya Villania. Drew has been the perfect host in Season 1 given his wide mass appeal, non-alienating persona aside from being a true blue foodie. Drew will continue to inspire and encourage both men and women to enjoy food by spending time in their kitchens.



Iya is the most welcome addition to the Home Foodie Family. She represents all wives and mothers, who are not just food lovers but are also keen on learning and discovering more for the satisfaction and welfare of their loved ones. Iya, who is equally popular and looked up to by her followers and peers, will encourage kitchen newbies to cook as she takes on the journey herself, from novice to an intermediate cook. 

The two are surely the best team-up together with the supervisions of Chef's as they both exploring the kitchen and sharing the recipes of they so called "Kayang-kaya recipes". Witness Drew and Iya’s cooking adventure at Home Foodie as the episodes tackle domestic struggles that are commonly experienced when it comes to learning and preparing great food for our loved ones.



Home Foodie viewers are expected to learn tips and techniques in food preparation with the experts from the San Miguel Pure Foods Culinary Center led by chefs Llena Tan-Arcenas, Rene Ruz and RJ Garcia. 

Catch San Miguel Pure Foods Home Foodie beginning June 13, Mondays thru Fridays, after Unang Hirit on GMA7. 

Watch the video below as Iya and Drew invite you to the Season 2 of San Miguel Pure Foods Home Foodie, enjoy the video! :)