Thursday, April 2, 2015

​AXA sends ex-gov’t employee home with brand new Peugeot

Press release

AXA Philippines, one of the country’s largest and fastest growing life insurance companies, recently awarded Ghina V. Aquino, the lone winner of its ‘Drive Your Way to Health’ raffle promo with a brand new Peugeot 3008 1.6 eHDi Active Crossover in a turnover ceremony held at the Peugeot Showroom, Alabang, Muntinlupa.
AXA’s Drive to Health Raffle Promo winner Ghina V. Aquino and her two children proudly stand in front of their brand new Peugeot 3008. Joining them is her AXA Financial Advisor Roland Tibay.

Valued at nearly P1.6 million, the wife of a Chief Engineer OFW seaman was overly delighted to be driving home a brand new car as she headed back up north to her hometown in Dontogan, Baguio City. “I feel so blessed to win the raffle promo. It’s my first time to win something this big in my whole life.”

AXA’s ‘Drive Your Way to Health’ raffle promo campaign is just one of the company’s many initiatives to call attention to the value and importance of insurance. It encourages people to start thinking and planning ahead in securing their financial needs for the future.

Ghina’s AXA Financial Advisor, Roland Tibay, shared how they went about their financial consultation. “I and my Unit Manager Myra Lynn Solano, presented to Ghina what AXA is all about and we guided her through an assessment of her financial needs. We were glad that she chose an AXA solution to cover both her health and investment needs.”

“After she signed the policy application, we remembered to mention that AXA had an ongoing promotion that gives people a chance to win a car just for going through financial needs assessment with an AXA Financial Partner, Ghina jokingly claimed to win the prize – and true enough, luck was on her side,” Roland says with a smile.

Ghina worked as a clerk for the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Baguio City before she settled down with her husband six years ago. Now a full-time mother of two children aged five and eight months old, she shared, “I need to start making the right choices and make sure that a part of our resources are allotted for the financial security of my family. Madami na din akong napagdaanan dati at dumating kami sa punto na hindi namin alam kung saan kami makakakuha ng pondo sa pagpapagamot sa magulang ko noong nagkasakit sila. I never want to experience this again, or let my children go through something like this. I liked the policy AXA offered because it was affordable, flexible and it is something that I can use while I’m still living.”

Ghina has a few words of her own to share with other Filipinos who are considering options to secure their future. “Start while you’re young. Set aside a part of your income for something like this so you won’t need to worry much about your future.”

AXA is a global leader in insurance serving 103 million customers in 59 countries.  In 2013, AXA released US$ 15 billion in benefits to its policyholders.  AXA is also ranked as the 16th largest corporation according to the 2014 Fortune Global 500 list and 33rd by Forbes Global 2000.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


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Premieres every Thursday at 9:00 p.m., starting April 16.
Encores every Friday at 3:00 p.m., Saturday at 11:00 p.m. and Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

Photo courtesy of Animal Planet

Man and man's best friend continue down the hard road to redemption in the sixth season of PIT BULLS & PAROLEES. Pit bull advocate Tia Torres is back to give a new lease on life to dogs that were discarded, demonised and abused – often due solely to the reputation of their breed. At the Villalobos Rescue Center, the largest pit bull rescue centre in the U.S., Tia also offers a fresh start to the more than 50 parolees whom she has employed, each trying to get their life on the right track despite being stigmatised by society for their past. This season, Tia scrambles after receiving a phone call about a severely emaciated pit bull, one of the worst cases she has ever seen. As the work continues to pile up, it’s up to Tia’s irreplaceable parolee, Earl, to build a shelter in a New York prison to convince authorities about the benefits of prison dog programmes.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


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ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC), the country’s most trusted 24/7 news channel, is moving to its new digital home on to bring premium, up-to-date news content daily to Filipinos online.

The new ANC page (, which goes live in April, will serve as ANC’s digital counterpart to provide credible, live wall-to-wall news coverage, and analysis with context the news channel is known for.

It will publish news stories, features, and exclusive interviews culled from ANC’s newscasts and talk shows, as well as webisodes and teasers of its current affairs and lifestyle programs. All exclusive videos, like “Teditorial” and “Manny The Movie Guy”, will also be stored in the page.

Its special features include a news wrap, a shareable 60-second video that will appear at 8AM and 6PM daily summing up the most important news stories, and Social Climber, a table that runs down the trending topics and stories on social media. will also carry a PSE ticker tape, a market data table that serves up an overview of stock indexes, metal prices, foreign currencies, and commodity prices, and the livestreaming of big events and press conferences.

Meanwhile, ANC presents a special Holy Week programming in observance of the Lenten season. 

Reflect by watching special episodes of a documentary series on Catholicism, that will run Monday to Friday PM.  And for the first time on Philippine television, ANC will be airing the documentary of “Francis: The Story of Jorge Bergoglio” (9PM Thursday5:30AM Friday).

Continue to get inspiration from the Pope by watching documentaries about the well-loved religious leader such as “Mabuhay Lolo Kiko!” (5:30AM on Thursday and 10:30PM on Friday). Catch “The Pope’s Revolution” at (7AM), the “Pope From the End of the World” (11AM) and The "Pope For Everyone'' (12NN), all on Friday.

The Pope John Paul II documentary “Banal” will air at 5PM on Thursday, while “San Pedro Calungsod” (5PM) and “Kerygma TV Special” (7PM) will air on Friday.

Regular programming will resume on Black Saturday (April 4), with headlines coming in at 6AM.

Get the most credible and accurate news and information by visiting beginning April 1 and by watching ANC (SkyCable Channel 27). For updates, like or follow @ANCALERTS on Twitter.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


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Easter Sunday is sure to become more magical and exciting for kids as Eastwood City brings ‘Alice in Wonderland: A Children’s Musical’ to Once Upon an Easter Wonderland.

            A world-class children’s musical production from Kids Acts Philippines,  ‘Alice in Wonderland: A Children’s Musical’  will be staged on April 5 --- 6:30 p.m. at the Eastwood Mall Open Park as one of the main attractions of Eastwood City’s Once Upon an Easter Wonderland. 

‘Alice in Wonderland: A Children’s Musical’ is based from two books of Lewis Carroll’s “The Adventure of Alice in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass”. This version’s script and lyrics is by LUIGI NACARIO and music by EUGENE BELBIS.

Alice in Wonderland has captivated children all over the world for more than 150 years with its timeless and whimsical story that has been adapted into a number of different versions over the years.

            Alice created her world through beautiful things in her mind. She loves to discover stories in every living thing around her. Her story started under a huge tree in an English farmyard, young Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister reading a book without pictures and conversations. To her it was boring, so she was considering, in her mind whether the pleasure of making a daisy-chain would be worth the trouble of getting up and picking the daisies.
            Afterwards, she decided to rest under the tree and went to sleep. She dreamed of a White Rabbit with pink eyes ran close by her. Burning with curiosity, she ran across the field after it, and was just in time to see it popped down a large rabbit-hole under the hedge. In a moment down went Alice after it, never once considering how in the world she was to get out again.

            There begun her magical world of adventure in Wonderland. She met interesting creatures and characters like French Mouse, Duck, Dodo, Lory and Eaglet in the Pool of Tears; the Live Flowers, Caterpillar, The Grinning Cheshire Cat, the Cook, the Duchess, the Jolly Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum, the crazy Mad Hatter, March Hare and Dormouse. In the Hearts Kingdom, she had fun time hunting Easter eggs with the King and Queen of Hearts until she became the witness in the kingdom’s court of who stole the beautiful easter eggs, where she made the Queen so furious. And Alice finally thought how she could go back to her real world from all these wonders.

            Discover how Lewis Carroll’s literary work comes alive on stage featuring The CampArt Kid Actors (ages 7-15 tears old) of Kids Acts Philippines namely: Ella Gonzalez, Noel Comia Jr., Hyacinth Leonado, Allen Orolfo, Justin Orolfo, Angel Yu, Jewel Yu, Shanelle Comia, Woersha Calderon, Van Crisologo, Liam Crisologo, Nathan Flores, Ivan Jacosalem, Liza Marcos, Walline Calderon, Joshua Ang, Gab Hernandez, Princess Manaloto, Bella Engalla, and Raven Orolfo.

            Those looking to be part of Alice’s magical adventure to Wonderland through this enchanting musical for the kids by the kids can get an Easter Wonderland Passport (Storybook) to get seats at the venue.

            The passport also entitles bearers to different activities and storybook worlds of Once Upon an Easter Wonderland including Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and the Pirates, Cinderella’s Royal Ball, Pinocchio’s Toyland, Hansel and Gretel’s Candy Forest, Mulan’s Adventure and Jack and the Beanstalk. Kids can also enjoy other fantastic fairy tale attractions and activities such as Storybook Parade, Giant Easter Egg Exhibit, Candy Buffet, Royal Makeover, Easter Egg Painting and many more!

            ‘Alice in Wonderland: A Children’s Musical’ is the story of a child’s world of wonders that will certainly be a fantastic Easter treat that all families will enjoy.

            For more information on Alice in Wonderland: A Children’s Musical and Eastwood City’s Once Upon an Easter Wonderland, call the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge at 709-9888, 709-0888 or 0917-8380111 or visit

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Inclusive Stories In This Year's Eat Bulaga Lenten Specials

Eat Bulaga pioneered the Lenten Specials that other productions followed suit. I remember watching it when I was still a kid. These stories are either fictional or biographical. It also showcased the potential of regular hosts to do drama roles that they don't do everyday.

Eat Bulaga will feature real-life stories from the communities they visited outside the studio during broadcast. These are the stories from their winning contestants. I got to see two stories during the launch. The hosts are divided in six depending on the story. They also cast veteran actors and directors to give the stories more impact like Bb. Joyce Bernal, Gina Pareno, Ricky Davao, Pilita Corales and a lot more.

For EB host Pia Guanio, it is an annual thing. She enjoyed  doing drama even for once a year for EB Lent Specials but she is not going to do this on regular basis because she is too busy with her hosting that it may affect her hosting and family life. She did very well in the story that I got to watch during the exclusives screening for bloggers. 

Another revelation for me was Ryza Mae Dizon. I never thought she showed great potential in drama like her predecessor, Aiza Seguerra. I only see her in her segments and comedy movies but when I saw her in person greeting us one-by-one as she passes by. I can now understand why she is so charismatic among her fans. Ryza Mae and Aiza are also part of the same story.

Another revelation for me was Ryan Agoncillo playing a closet gay with gay siblings(Wally and Jose). I am glad that Lenten Specials are now inclusive. The importance of these stories is the message. The Bible stories are familiar to most Christians but only few know what it means to us Pinoys. The stories are examples for application of these religious values that some Christians don't practice if not most..

The Eat Bulaga Lenten Specials starts on Holy Monday(March 30) on their regular time slot with two stories each day. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Why Should You Watch Bridges Of Love

1. Three new series has three directors(Richard Somes, Will Fredo, and Dado Lumibao) that are consistent and fluidly worked together for this project.

2.  According to director Will Fredo, the love story is the basis of the conflict.

3. The Bridges can be considered literal or figurative. It's up to the viewer to understand why.

4. It is Richard Somes first time to direct a love story.

5. The supporting cast also have significant stories besides the main cast.

6. The main cast was not the first choice for the roles but they were the best choice.

Wits and Wisdom from the cast: Every human being cannot be bought by price. There are still principles that govern each individual regardless of which walks of life.

Bridges of Love premieres tonight after Forevermore. The blogcon held yesterday with the cast, directors and head writers. For more Primetime Bida updates, follow this blog or like L.E.N.S. blogs on Facebook.