Friday, May 27, 2016

All about your pets on Animal Planet

Press release

Whether you are a dog lover or a certified cat person, there is one thing all pet owners can agree on: pets are part of the family, and we will do everything to love and care for them. This June, celebrate the universal love we have for the furriest members of our household with Pet Week, which airs from June 6 to 10 on Animal Planet.
 
Photo courtesy of Animal Planet
We consider these furry companions part of our families, our best friends and confidants, but how much do we really know about the secret lives they lead? In The Secret of Life of Pets, find out that while we think we may know the meaning of each sultry purr or excitable slobber, the reality is that we actually understand very little. Our pets are animals with their own agendas. Once we leave the house, close the cage or turn the lights off and go to bed, our pets continue their remarkable stories away from prying human eyes. This Pet Week special brings you a collection of heart-warming, informative and often hilarious tales that reveal not only the astonishing truth about our pets' behaviour, but also shed a light on what that behaviour really means. The Secret Life of Pets airs from June 6 to 9, Monday – Thursday, at 8PM.

Pet Week is not complete without a celebration of man’s best friend.  Which breed was JFK Junior’s best friend? Which spaniel is known for clearing counters? Which herding dog climbs on the backs of sheep? Which is the only breed native to Argentina? Find out the answers on this episode of Dogs 101. We’ll meet the Briard, the Canaan dog, the Dogo Argentino, the Japanese Chin, the Clumber Spaniel, and the Australian Kelpie. This special episode of Dogs 101 airs June 6, Monday at 9PM.

Besides being the furriest, without a doubt, pets are also the cutest members of the family. See all these adorable creatures in America’s Cutest! From talking kitties and slumbering cats to dancing dogs and dogs that doze, we count down the cutest clips in the web-o-sphere to crown America's Cutest Cat and America's Cutest Dog. This special presentation of America's Cutest airs June 7 & 8, Tuesday - Wednesday, at 9PM.


And to culminate Pet Week, the cuteness competition continues as Animal Planet's GEICO Stadium hosts the 12th annual championship battle for cuteness – Puppy Bowl XII. Tune in as for the second straight year, Team Ruff meets Team Fluff for bragging rights. Puppy Bowl XII airs June 10, Friday at 8PM. 

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Metrobank Car Fair

An exciting weekend gimmick is coming with the Metrobank Car Fair!

Have an awesome time experiencing the fantastic deals of Metrobank's 100 Days of Awesome Car Loan promo, by joining the test drive of the most sought-after car models in the country.

Be one of the select few who would get to view and test drive top car models from brands such as LexusMini CooperVolkswagen, and Subaru by joining us at the Metrobank Car Fair on June 4 (Saturday), 11AMat Le Pavillon Metropolitan Park in Pasay City.

Friday, May 20, 2016

ARTIST PLAYGROUND’S SECOND SEASON SET TO OPEN WITH “HAPPINESS IS A PEARL” ON JUNE 9

Press release

What Can You Do For Love ?????

            “Happiness is a Pearl,” an original play penned by Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature Hall of Famer Rody Vera is all set to open on June 9 at the 1701 The Little Room Upstairs located at Landsdale Tower, Mother Ignacia St. corner Timog Avenue, Quezon City.


            The play shall run until July 3, 2016 with 7 pm shows from Wednesday – Friday; 3 pm and 7 pm shows  every Saturday and Sunday.

            As the opening production for the second season of Artist Playground, “Happiness is a Pearl” revolves around three characters ---Kenji, a male courtesan; Maria, a poor Pinay Japayuki; and Mari, a wife who falls in love with Kenji.

            Before becoming a prostitute in a club in Kabukicho, Tokyo, Mari was married to a wealthy businessman. But Mari’s billionaire husband soon leaves her when she becomes attached to a male gigolo named Kenji, who has a pearl stitched under the skin of his penis. However, Kenji sets his eyes on a poverty-stricken Filipina entertainer named Maria. Intertwined by fate and struggles, how will Kenji, Maria, and Mari find the true meaning of love and happiness ?

            “Happiness is a Pearl” will be directed by Paul Jake Paule, an esteemed actor, director and Aliw Awards nominee.

            The cast shall feature guest artists Ruth Alferez (Mari); indie film actor Tomas Miranda (Kenji); together with The Players, Artist Playground’s very own group of artists namely Cath Go (Mari, alternate), Jerome Rosalin (Kenji, alternate); Shiela Espina and Irra Ruzz (Maria).

            The Players are young budding professional group of artists, discovered by Artist Playground through its series of workshops. As in-house members of the company, they can write, direct or act in the year-long season of plays. They are also given the opportunity to hone their skills by mounting fresh and well-thought of productions that are entertaining, mind boggling, and socially relevant. through the professional guidance by some of the most respected artists in the industry.

            In so doing, The Players are able to cultivate their talents and skills by engaging in powerful artistic explorations, and even act as mentors amongst each other as one family. Driven by the love for theater, The Players shall continue develop enjoyable theater masterpieces for its audiences regardless of age, gender, and class, in the entire Philippines, if not in the world.

            The artistic team of “Happiness is a Pearl” are as follows: Paul Jake Paule (Director); Roeder Camanag (Artistic Director), Rody Vera (Playwright); Jesse Lucas (Playwright); Sharon Perlas (Sound Designer);
Rowena Jarito (Sound Designer Apprentice); Melvin Sumalinog and Erick Jonathan Sumalinog (Guitarists); Joseph Navarro (Lights Designer and Board Operator); Lezlie Dailisan (Choreographer);  Reynoso Mercado (Production Designer); Sem Pabion (Dramaturg);  Mailes Kanapi (Creative Consultant); and John Mark Yap (Lay-out Designer).

            The production team is composed of the following: Kimberly Claire R. Somoza (Production Manager); Dayana Dancel (Stage Manager); Jacelle Escanan and Princess April Tuason (Assistant Stage Managers); Reynoso Mercado (Set Head); Coleen Lanit (Costume Head0; Christian James Tiongson (Props Head); and John Paul Racho (Spinner).

            For tickets and inquiries, visit Artist Playground's FB Page  or contact 0926 932 3179.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

GRADUATION is not just really for GRADUATES… It is for every OFW Parent who made it happen!

Press release

Since its inception, Citi Global Realty & Development, Inc is proud to say that all of their projects are inspired and fueled by OFWs relentless passion for work and love for family.

In fact, we always hear stories about Filipino parents choosing to work abroad, leaving their kids behind to give them a bright future through the gift of better education.

This is the reason why CitiGlobal made sure that every OFW parent would know how PROUD we are this GRADUATION SEASON!

CitiGlobal launched its Graduation Promo as tribute, not just to the graduates, but their OFW parent as well.
           
The promo is entitled: A Salute to Graduates with an OFW Parent!
Winner will receive PHP 8,000 Cash Prize + Special Surprise Gift from CITIGLOBAL.

To know more about this promo, Check the Poster below:
Promo ends April 30, 2016
Citi Global continues to salute OFWs through recognizing the fact that every OFW deserves not just a house, but a home that is commensurate of all his efforts.

For this reason, Citi Global feels compelled to build quality homes that are tributes to the OFWs’ hard work.


For more information about CitiGlobal, please visit CitiGlobalPH on Facebook and follow CitiGlobalPH for new and exciting leisure property development and promos!

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Advisory from COMELEC



Enough of this petty profanity, cyber-bullying, and bashing. We are running an election not a dictatorship and we are not in high school anymore. Whoever wins whether it's Poe, Duterte, or if by any miracle, Roxas, Binay and Santiago; we will have to respect who's elected. Even my presidential bet does not know me. Does your candidate knows you?

 Let's have a peaceful elections. Whoever wins, we will just have to respect the democracy not the tyranny we experience from fear during the cyber-bullying since this year started. I am just reminding because I am a patriot. I love this country and sometimes this country needed to be protected from itself. From the mistakes of the past.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

adidas Group makes plastic shopping bags history

Press release

Herzogenaurach  To celebrate Earth Day, and to underscore its ongoing commitment to sustainability, the adidas Group announced that plastic shopping bags will be removed from its own retail stores globally. The switch to paper bags will be implemented immediately, with Russia and Kazakhstan following in June 2016.   


Additionally, over the last year, the adidas Group has worked closely with its partners, resulting in the vast majority of its franchisees committing to paper bags by the end of June 2016.  

This means every year the adidas Group will eliminate approximately 70 million plastic shopping bags across more than 14,000 retail stores globally. This translates to 3 million plastic shopping bags in the United States and more than 2 million plastic bags in Germany.

“Phasing out shopping plastic bags is part of our wider effort to constantly increase the use of more sustainable materials in our production, products and stores, as we recently announced with our newly launched 2020 Sustainability Strategy ‘Sport needs a space’,” says Roland Auschel, Member of the Executive Board, responsible for Global Sales. “However, there is even more to it than that. Our store staff has been trained on the importance of taking consumers on this journey with us; we will therefore ask consumers if they really need a paper bag before we give one away. Reducing the number of bags we produce also means minimising our environmental footprint and helps us to become an even more sustainable company.

The plastic shopping bag phase-out initiative started one year ago, when the company announced its partnership with Parley for the Oceans. As a founding member, adidas supports Parley for the Oceans in its education and communication efforts, as well as its comprehensive Ocean Plastic Programme (A.I.R., Avoid, Intercept, and Redesign) that intends to end plastic pollution of the oceans. On top of phasing out plastic bags, the adidas Group has taken concrete steps to reduce its use of virgin plastic such as:

-        Ended the use of plastic microbeads across all body care products by December 31, 2015.
-        Eliminating plastic bottles in meetings at its headquarters in Herzogenaurach, Germany as of Q3 2015.

The adidas Group’s programme is regularly recognised by leading socially responsible investment rating agencies, such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the FTSE4Good Index. In 2015, for the 16th consecutive time, the adidas Group was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices. Again, at the beginning of 2016, the adidas Group ranked fifth among The Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’, as announced by media and investment advisory company Corporate Knights at the World Economic Forum.


For more information about the adidas Group’s continuing efforts, visit www.adidas-Group.com/sustainability.