Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Win a set of Wrangler TripleMax Tires by joining Goodyear's My SUV Story Contest

Press release

Join Goodyear’s “Love the Drive, My SUV Story” contest and get a chance to win a set of the new Goodyear Wrangler TripleMax Tires..

To join, just follow these simple steps:

1. Tell us about your SUV. How do you use it? Where do you use it? Post your story in our Facebook page

2. Attach a photo of your bonding moment with your SUV or a bonding moment with someone special inside your SUV.
3. Caption it with your answer to this question: “Given your driving style and needs, how will Goodyear Wrangler TripleMax tires help you #LoveTheDrivewith your SUV?”
4. Please include the hashtags #GoodyearPH #LoveTheDrive #MySUVStory
5. The most creative submissions win special prizes from Goodyear Philippines!

The first prize winner will get to take home one set of four  Wrangler TripleMax tires while five consolation prize winners will enjoy Fuji Instax Mini 7S camera.

Contest duration is from September 9 – October 21, 2016 and is open to followers based on the Philippines.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Samsung store officially launches on Lazada

Press release

Manila, Philippines, October 14, 2016 – Samsung Electronic Philippines Corp. (SEPCO) and Lazada E Services Philippines Inc. announced today the launch of the official Samsung store on Lazada. Consumers can now shop Samsung products with ease and convenience online.
(L-R)Inanc Balci, Co-Founder & CEO, Lazada E Services Philippines Inc., Kevin Lee, President, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corp.
As a global leader in innovation and technology, Samsung continues to find ways to provide their consumers different retail channel options. Globally, eCommerce sales continue to rise and are predicted to double by 2019. The same trend is being seen here in the Philippines, as more retailers are making efforts to expand their businesses by reaching out to more consumers outside Metro Manila and offering exclusive deals through their online stores.[1]

“We see that online shopping is becoming very popular in the country. Convenience plays a huge role in shopping for our Filipino consumers today. Most would prefer to avoid the heavy traffic and crowded stores, so they turn to online shopping where they don’t have to leave their homes or offices. But when it comes to consumer electronics, most still prefer to visit the physical store due to issues of quality and warranty. By having an official store with a partner that we trust, we reassure our valued customers the same quality and warranty an actual store does,” shares Kevin Lee, President, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corp.

Other than shopping convenience, the Samsung store on Lazada also offers consumers official product warranty and exclusive offers.

“We, in Lazada, want to continue providing quality products for our Filipino consumers and this partnership with Samsung greatly helps us to attain that goal. It is an honor to partner with a like-minded company such as Samsung,” notes Inanc Balci, Co-Founder & CEO, Lazada E Services Philippines Inc.

With the official Samsung store now open on Lazada, Filipinos can expect a hassle-free retail experience when shopping for the latest offerings of Samsung. To experience this yourself, visit

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Solar Entertainment Channels' Logos Gets a Different Look

Solar Entertainment's President and CEO Mr. Wilson Tieng
Before the cable TV and internet viewing, I am already an avid viewer of Solar Entertainment when RPN 9 was still in the airwaves. I had good memories of watching my favorite sci-fi series Star Trek. When RPN 9 about to premiere the last(so far) Star Trek series, Enterprise; the group I’m affiliated with, U.S.S. Kalayaan was tapped to join the premiere in our Starfleet uniforms and display our collectibles of Star Trek model ships and action figures.

What makes Solar Entertainment consistent was they never loop one season of the series and continues to bring the latest season and the newest and trending series in U.S. today. Even when it was renamed ETC, I still view their shows though there is presence of cable TV stations.

Now, I am viewing my favorite series The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Lucifer and The Big Bang Theory on JACK TV. The latter is the longest running series I’ve been watching so far and will continue as the other series I’ve mentioned just started airing their latest season premieres. If you can see me now, you will see one happy couch potato.

During the launch of Solar Entertainment, not only I was happy that Solar Entertainment invited me to attend, I was privilege to witness the new logos and Sunday the October 16th at 2000hrs(8PM Philippines), all Solar Entertainment stations, will unveil their new logos on each station: ETC, 2nd Avenue, Basketball TV, and Solar Sports. Mark it on your cellphone calendars and witness it first.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016


Press release

Naaalala mo ba yung tamis ng unang halik ? Eh yung pait ng una ‘mong break-up ? Yung first date mo ? Yung huling beses na masaya kayo ? Yung maliliit na away na biglang lumalaki? Nung tight budget ang dates niyo pero ang saya-saya niyo parin ? Hayaan niyong iparanas namin sa inyo ang first love, first break-up, first toot, first away, at lahat ng iba ‘pang first sa inyong buhay pag-ibig. Sama-sama tayong maglakbay sa nakaraan, kasalukuyan at hinaharap. Umiyak, Tumawa, Magwala, Humugot, Ma-sawi, Mag-reminisce, at Mag-ultimatum kayo sa pinakabagong handog ng DALANGHITA PRODUCTIONS.

Tunghayan ang inyong Past, Present at Future selves sa usapin ng pag-ibig! Sama-sama tayong umibig sa loob lamang ng tatlong linggo. Oo, Tatlong linggo lang!

            Dalanghita Productions proudly presents its 2016 production “Tatlong Linggong Pag-ibig” – a three weekend theater treat of six original one-act Filipino productions in a musical or a play featuring the country’s noted playwrights, directors, musical directors and actors.

            “Tatlong Linggong Pag-ibig” is set to open on November 11 and shall run until November 27 at Power Mac Center Spotlight - Level 2, Circuit Lane, Circuit Makati, A.P. Reyes Ave., Brgy. Big Carmona, Makati City.

            The featured productions for Set A are as follows:
1.    Isanlibong Taon -  Playwright: Pertee Brinas, Music: Ejay Yatco, Director: Guelan Luarca
2.    Mula Sa Kulimliman -  Playwright: Carlo Vergara, Director: Hazel Gutierrez
3.    Malapit Man, Malayo Rin -  Playwright: Chris Martinez, Director: Melvin Lee
The schedule of performances are: Nov. 12 (Saturday, 3pm), Nov. 13 (Sunday, 8pm), Nov. 18 (Friday, 8pm), Nov. 19 (Saturday, 8pm), Nov. 20 (Sunday, 3pm), Nov. 26 (Saturday, 3pm), and Nov. 27 (Sunday, 8pm).

            The featured productions for Set B are as follows: 
1.    Corazon Negro -  Playwright: Layeta Bucoy, Music: Joel Balsamo, Director: Tuxqs Rutaquio
2.    Rom.Com -  Playwright & Director: George De Jesus III
3.    Ang Una at Comeback Album ni Pete - Playwright & Music: Juan Miguel Severo, Director: Mara Paulina Marasigan

The schedule of performances are: Nov. 11 (Friday, 8pm), Nov. 12 (Saturday, 8pm), Nov. 13 (Sunday, 3pm), Nov. 19 (Saturday, 3pm), Nov. 20 (Sunday, 8pm), Nov. 25 (Friday, 8pm), Nov. 26 (Saturday, 8pm), and Nov. 27 (Sunday, 3pm).  

            ‘'Wag ka nang mag-laslas, magmahal ka nalang ulit !"

            Connect to Dalanghita Productions online through the following social media networks:
Twitter:          @dalanghitaprod
Instagram:    @dalanghitaprod

DALANGHITA PRODUCTIONS would like to thank its sponsors:
Taste of my Home (by Tess Cruz) Restaurant
Chubs Chasers
Sikat Studios
Chester Ng Photography

See you at the theater !
            For tickets, call Ticketworld at 891-9999.

Friday, October 7, 2016


Press release

Who were you, who are you and who will you become? How much of you did you decide for yourself?

Tanghalang Ateneo, the longest-running theater company of the Loyola schools of the Ateneo de Manila University opens its 38th season: De/Constructing Narratives with Boy, a thought-provoking new play by award-winning American playwright Anna Ziegler. This will go onstage at the Ateneo de Manila’s Black Box Theater (Fine Arts Annex) on October 19-November 12.

            The play, which just had its world premiere produced by Keen Company in New York City earlier this year, is translated into Filipino by Guelan Varela-Luarca and directed by Ed Lacson, Jr. Tanghalang Ateneo’s production of this play not only serves as its Philippine premiere but is also its first international staging and the first one produced outside of the original New York City production.

            Boy is a story of self-realization and gender identity, a journey to find one’s self amidst doubt and confusion. The play follows the life of Adam Turner who, as a new-born baby, had an unfortunate medical accident resulting in his parents deciding to raise him as a girl upon the advice of a renowned psychologist. As Adam grows older, his confusion about who he is and what he wants to become in life becomes more and more apparent that his parents eventually decide to reveal to him his biological gender. The discovery leads Adam to re-create himself, severing all communication with his psychologist.

            Cholo Ledesma plays this challenging title role.
            Teroy Guzman plays Dr. Wendell Barnes, Adam’s psychologist. Passionate about his work and ideals, Dr. Barnes has trouble looking past his own intentions to see the tragic consequences of his actions.

            Camille Abaya plays Jenny, Adam’s love interest. A down-to-earth, single mother, Jenny is confused about Adam’s temperament and his relentless persistence in wanting to pursue a relationship with her.

            Mayen Esta├▒ero and Wenah Nagales alternate as Trudy, Adam’s mother. Like all mothers, Trudy has always tried to look out for the best interests of her child but is undone by her desperation to find an immediate solution to a life-altering problem.

            Juliene Mendoza plays Doug, Adam’s father. Often absent because of work, Doug leaves the responsibility of raising Adam to Dr. Barnes and Trudy, with terrible consequences.

            A nominee for the 2016 Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award, Boy was inspired by a real-life psychological case study conducted in the U.S. from the late ‘60s to the early ‘90s. This study, commonly referred to as the case of “Dr. Money And The Boy With No Penis,” is about a botched circumcision that leads to the child’s parents seeking the help of renowned sexologist Dr. John Money who agrees to the counseling of the child in exchange for conducting the study.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Excel World Championship

Press release

Microsoft is excited to announce the Excel World Championship competition! There are millions of people who rely on Excel to get things done faster and make their lives easier.  We want to meet all Filipino Excel lovers and see what you can do.

Excel fans can show their skills and creativity as they work through questions focusing on:
·       data management,
·       data visualization, and
·       formula writing.

From October 2016 to November 2016, Microsoft will run four rounds of Excel tests for residents of select countries.  Only the top competitors in each round will make it through to the next, until ultimately there is one Excel Champ from each country!  Prizes for the country competitions vary.

In Early 2017, the country champions and our International winner will compete against one another for the title of Excel World Champ and our Grand Prize of a trip to Seattle, USA and a meeting with Excel Product Leads to provide feedback on the next features added to Excel.

Round 1 begins October 3rd!  For more details on the competition rules, eligible countries, and registration check out

In the meantime, check out some surprising things you didn’t know about Microsoft Excel with this simple tips and tricks story.

Thank you to all the fans who have supported us over 30 years!  We look forward to seeing how you Excel!