Wednesday, July 20, 2016

7 out of 10 customers highly recommend Home Credit Philippines' services

Press release

For those who do not own a credit card and are unbanked, finding credit is a challenge. Consumer financing company Home Credit Philippines has made it possible for Filipinos to be informed about financial inclusion as it focuses on responsible lending to people with little to no credit history.

In a recently conducted survey for consumer financing, 7 out of 10 customers highly recommend the services that Home Credit has to offer – an easy, simple, and fast way of getting the best and latest gadgets and appliances in the market, as it has partnered with leading electronic brands such as Samsung and Oppo, as well as top retail partners to include SM Appliance Center, Abenson, and Silicon Valley, among others.

At the height of technology and social media, Home Credit has grown its customer base to over 280,000 customers, 180,000 of which were acquired within a short span of 9 months.

Now that the “millennials” are capable of owning their dream gadgets in as little as 20 minutes, it has become a recommended alternative for people who want to make purchases without the hassle of credit cards.  

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bigfoot and Other Big Adventures this July on Animal Planet

Press release

Big things and loads of unexpected action are bound to happenon Animal Planet, as old favorites return and new shows come this July.

Lone Star Law is a new action-packed series about an elite force patrol, the Texas Game Wardens, serving as protectors of the Lone Star State. Their job entails checking sportsmen and boaters but,along the way, unexpected events happen, such as encounteringand rescuing different animals, saving flash flood victims, fighting drugs and catching smugglers. Their adventures are nothing short of exciting.Lone Star Law premieres July 22 and airs Fridays at 9pm.

Photo courtesy of Animal Planet

The search for sasquatches goes on as Finding Bigfoot returns for itsfourth season. The ultimate Bigfoot team unites as they travel to North America,exploring the spots with encounters or sightings of the infamous creature. Determined to uncover the mystery behind Bigfoot, the investigative team of Matt Moneymaker, Bobo Fay, Cliff Barackman andRanae Holland is equipped with advanced technology and modern techniques, ready to finally achieve their ultimate goal. Big Foot premieres July 28and airs Thursdays at 9:55pm.

Monday, July 18, 2016

LRMC conducts trial run for extended hours in LRT-1


To serve late night commuters, Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) conducts a trial run of extended operating hours for Light Rail Transit Line 1 (LRT 1) from July 10 until August 9.

 “If the test run will show an interest from the public, then we would be pleased to do a more detailed study to make it permanent,” LRMC President and Chief Executive Officer Jesus Francisco said.

For the duration of the month-long dry run, LRT 1 service hours will be extended for one hour, with northbound trains leaving Baclaran Terminal at 9:40 p.m., 9:50 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. and southbound trains leaving Roosevelt Terminal at 10:10 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.

On weekends and holidays, northbound trains will leave Baclaran Terminal at 9:10 p.m., 9:20 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. while southbound trains will leave Roosevelt Terminal at 9:40 p.m. and 9:50 p.m.

LRT Line 1 currently has an average daily ridership of 400,000 commuters from Baclaran in Pasay City to Roosevelt in Quezon City.

LRMC took over operation and maintenance of LRT Line 1 in September 2015. It will also be responsible for the construction of the 11.7-kilometer extension from the present end point at Baclaran to the Niog area in Bacoor, Cavite. The extended rail line is expected to help increase the capacity of LRT 1 from 500,000 to 800,000 passengers daily and benefit more than four million residents in the southern part of Metro Manila and of Cavite.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Jurong Bird Park celebrates 45 years of living colours

Press release

Charming visitors all over the world since taking flight in 1971, Jurong Bird Park is one of the most renowned bird sanctuaries with some of the largest free-flying aviaries in the world.

Situated on a 20.2-hectare hillside, the award-winning park is a haven for 5,000 birds representing 400 of the world’s bird species of which 15% are threatened. The bird park is famed for its large and immersive walk-in aviaries such as Lory Loft (the world’s largest walk-in lory flight aviary) and Waterfall Aviary (home to the world’s tallest waterfall inside an aviary).

As Asia’s largest bird paradise, the park receives over 800,000 visitors annually and has played host to several foreign dignitaries. They include Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, who left impressed by the park’s amazing avian collection.

Attached is an infographic which gives an overview to the exciting experiences one can look forward to when visiting the park. It highlights exclusive attractions designed for an intimate visitor experience, milestones, as well as the park’s achievements in avian conservation.

Jurong Bird Park is part of Wildlife Reserves Singapore, the holding company of other award-winning attractions—Night Safari, River Safari and Singapore Zoo. To find out more, visit or

Friday, June 10, 2016


Press release

iflix to add extensive selection of award-winning, popular TV shows and first-run exclusives, including the highly anticipated second season of Mr. Robot

KUALA LUMPUR, June 8, 2016 – iflix, Southeast Asia’s leading Internet TV service, today announced a landmark multi-year content licensing deal with NBCUniversal International Distribution. Through this agreement, hundreds of hours of television programming from NBCUniversal’s (NBCU) portfolio, including over 20 first-run TV shows and popular catalogue titles, will be added to iflix’s vast library. 

iflix now has exclusive premiere rights in the region to top NBCU TV series including the critically acclaimed Mr. Robot, fan favourites Difficult People and Hunters, and the highly anticipated fantasy series, The Magicians. Based on Lev Grossman’s best-selling novels, the new series will come to iflix in June. Each show will be available for the first time in the Philippines only on iflix. 

Also available on iflix are current hit programs including Downton Abbey, Grimm, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Bates Motel, 12 Monkeys, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Millionaire Matchmaker, and many more.

iflix subscribers will also be able to binge on a huge selection of NBCU’s most popular catalogue shows, including every episode of the Emmy® award-winning drama series House as well as Emmy® winning and nominated comedy series such as 30 Rock, The Office and Parks and Recreation.

iflix Group Chief Content Officer, James Bridges commented: “We are thrilled to strengthen our partnership with NBCUniversal, which began with our acquisition of Mr. Robot last year. Mr. Robot epitomizes the type of exceptional content iflix aims to bring to Southeast Asia. Adding more upcoming exclusives, along with an outstanding selection of the studio’s most iconic titles, allows us to further expand on the considerable breadth and quality of content we already offer our members.” 

Belinda Menendez, President, NBCUniversal International Distribution & Networks, commented: “This multi-year deal is an exciting evolution in NBCUniversal’s relationship with iflix. We are thrilled to be able to complement iflix’s ambitious content strategy by licensing such a compelling and broad range of quality series to the service, maximizing value for subscribers.”

Now available in Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines, iflix will continue to roll out its world-class service to key additional Southeast Asian markets in the coming months. Offering consumers thousands of first-run exclusives, award-winning TV shows, blockbuster movies, popular Asian content, kids programs and more, each subscription provides users unlimited access to the service on up to five devices, including phones, laptops, tablets, and television sets, for viewing wherever, whenever. iflix subscribers can also download TV shows and movies from iflix’s extensive library for offline viewing. The service is priced at only PHP129 per month in the Philippines for unlimited access with no ads!

For new subscribers, iflix offers a complimentary 30-day trial with full access to its world-class service, features and content, with no credit card or payment details required. Go to to register.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Happiness Is A Pearl: A Review

When I got available for this particular weekend. I never expected this short play would make an impact I never experienced in watching theatrical productions. Allow me to list the reasons why I like it.
The blog author and the cast

  • It's for specific kind of audience. For adults only.
  • It has no nudity but the explicit aspect of the story is presented in a creative manner.
  • The comedy punch lines are smart in an adult manner.
  • It has a more engaging and interactive approach to audience. It is not a traditional production. Forget the usual stage set up. They are performing right in front of you literally.
  • You will appreciate tango more.
Happiness Is A Pearl stages from Wednesdays to Sundays at 7PM with 3:00 matinee on weekends until July 23. For ticket inquiries, contact Kim at 0926-9323179.

Happiness Is A Pearl is a production of Artist Playground. Currently being stage at the Little Room Upstairs, at Landsdale Condominium. For more theatrical productions, follow this blog and like L.E.N.S. blogs on Facebook.