Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Get a Caritas Financial Fund Provider and get a chance to win a concert ticket

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Monday, March 26, 2012


Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore and Ben Barnes Lead the International Cast
Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore

BURBANK, CA, March 26, 2011 – Principal photography is underway on Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ fantasy action adventure “Seventh Son.” Shooting began on March 19, under the direction of award-winning filmmaker Sergei Bodrov, director of the Oscar®-nominated foreign language films “Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan” and “Prisoner of the Mountains.” “Seventh Son” stars Academy Award® winner Jeff Bridges (“Crazy Heart,” “Iron Man”), Oscar® nominee Julianne Moore (“Far From Heaven,” “The Hours”), and Ben Barnes (“The Chronicles of Narnia” films).
Ben Barnes

In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between the forces of the supernatural and humankind once more. Master Gregory (Bridges) is a knight who had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, Mother Malkin (Moore), centuries ago. But now she has escaped and is seeking vengeance. Summoning her followers of every incarnation, Mother Malkin is preparing to unleash her terrible wrath on an unsuspecting world. Only one thing stands in her way: Master Gregory. 

In a deadly reunion, Gregory comes face to face with the evil he always feared would someday return. Now he has only until the next full moon to do what usually takes years: train his new apprentice, Tom Ward (Barnes) to fight a dark magic unlike any other. Man’s only hope lies in the seventh son of a seventh son.

The film’s international cast also includes Alicia Vikander (“The Crown Jewels”), Antje Traue (“Pandorum,” upcoming “Man of Steel”), Olivia Williams (“Hanna”) and Kit Harington (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”).

Bodrov is directing the film from a screenplay by Matt Greenberg, Charles Leavitt and Steve Knight, based on the book The Spook’s Apprentice by Joseph Delaney. “Seventh Son” is being produced by Basil Iwanyk (“The Town,” “Clash of the Titans” upcoming “Wrath of the Titans”), Thomas Tull (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” upcoming “The Dark Knight Rises”) and Lionel Wigram (“Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” the “Harry Potter” films). The executive producers are Jon Jashni, Brent O’Connor and Alysia Cotter, with Jillian Zaks and Erica Lee serving as co-producers.

The behind-the-scenes team collaborating with Bodrov includes director of photography Newton Thomas Sigel (“Drive”); three-time Oscar®-winning production designer Dante Ferretti (“Hugo,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Aviator”); Oscar®-nominated editor Paul Rubell (“Collateral,” “The Insider”); Oscar®-nominated costume designer Jacqueline West (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Social Network”), and Oscar®-winning visual effects supervisor John Dykstra (“Spider-Man,” “Spider-Man 2”).

“Seventh Son” will be filmed entirely on location in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, “Seventh Son” will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.

Sunday, March 25, 2012


Victoria Court with its humble Directors visited again its chosen children recently . The company has been taking care of the Chosen Children Village since year 2000, that’s 12 years of building cottages, donating basic necessities and giving cash for the operating expenses.

Why Chosen Children? Why support this cause? The special children of this village are very close to their hearts. These children all have very touching stories of how they got to the village and how they cope with their disabilities. Most of these children are products of rape and attempted abortions.

Being born under such a negative light should not dictate how the children will live their life. At this village, they learn to live, to love and to survive.

Attendees of this event include Managing Directors Atticus and Ian King with the CFO Merlie Endaya. Ian’s lovely wife and Philippine Top Model Joey Mead-King was also there to give her love to the kids and President of the Board of Chosen Children Village, Ms. Rosemarie Villareal.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


PHILIPPINES, 22 MARCH 2012 – Following Blizzard Entertainment®’s announcement revealing the official May 15 release date and the start of pre-orders for their highly anticipated action role-playing game Diablo® III, IP E-Game Ventures Inc., an official Blizzard games distributor in Southeast Asia (SEA) is announcing that pre-orders for Diablo III in the Philippines have begun.

Diablo III preorder already started last March 16 in the Philippines at a retail price of PhP 3,145.00 at IP E-Game Venture Inc.'s retail partners: iTech, Datablitz, Brochiere, PCHub, PCQuest, and Digital Hub. For the latest official announcements from Blizzard Entertainment about Diablo III, please visit http://us.battle.net/d3/en

For the latest news on the Diablo III preorders, launch events and promotions in SEA, please visit www.e-games.com.ph/diablo3

 Diablo III will be launched and available at all retail outlets on May 15.

IP E-Game Ventures Inc. (IP e-Games):
IP E-Game Ventures Inc. (IP e-Games) is a publicly listed company in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE: EG) which operates the online gaming business of technology conglomerate IPVG Corp. (PSE: IP). IP e-Games is ranked as the leading online games publisher in the Philippines and holds top MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game) titles such as RAN Online and CABAL Online. The casual games of IP E-Games are published under X-Play Online Games Inc. (X-Play), a joint venture company between IP E-Games and GMA New Media Inc. (GMA NMI), the digital arm of GMA Network Inc. (GMA7). X-Play publishes the no.1 online dance game Audition Dance Battle, MMO First person shooter Point Blank,  and  online rhythm game Bandmaster.  IP E-Games strategic minority investors include the Philippine Star Group and E-Store Exchange (an affiliate of GMA7). For more information, visit www..e-games.com.ph

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft® and Diablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games.  Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes 13 number one selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards.  The company’s online gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


In celebration of the 2012 National Women's Month, the Cultural Center of the Philippines through its Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point, is holding a forum-performance entitled “Kababaihan at Kabayanihan” on March 30, 2012, 3:00 p.m. at the CCP Tanghalang Huseng Batute (Studio Theater). 

        The forum will tackle the uniqueness, strength, courage and nobility of womanhood and how these traits contributed in improving lives and the society as a whole. The event will be attended by CCP employees and officials, some students as well as eminent artists and arts & culture specialists. The event will be complemented with special performances by renowned women artists.

        A digital-photo contest , which is opened for CCP employees and artists of CCP resident companies, will also be held as part of the celebration. Billed as "Kababaihan at Kabayanihan, Kuha Mo?", the contest is aimed at encouraging the CCP community in advocating women's rights and issues through creative expressions.  All official entries will be exhibited at the hallway of the CCP Upper basement from March 30 to April 30, 2012.
        The CCP Gender and Development (GAD) Focal Point is an advocacy tasked with facilitating and monitoring the implementation of gender mainstreaming advocated by the Philippine government. It is concerned with women as well as with the social construction of gender and the assignment of specific roles, responsibilities and expectations to women and men. The CCP GAD Focal Point Committee members include Chinggay-Jasareno-Bernardo (Chairperson), Gemma Marco, Josie Tabanera, Nikki Torres and Marivic Santos.

Monday, March 19, 2012

SM Mall of Asia Raffle on their 3-Day Mall Sale


1. Every P500 single or accumulated purchase, within the promo period, from SM Department Store, SM Supermarket/Hypermarket or from any participating mall establishment entitles shopper to one (1) raffle coupon.

SM Foodcourt
Customer gets one (1) raffle coupon with every P150 single purchase receipt.

SM Cinema
Customer gets one (1) raffle coupon with every single purchase of four (4) cinema tickets.

Amusement Centers
Customer gets one (1) raffle coupon with every P150 worth of tokens.

2. Shoppers may also avail of additional raffle coupons through the Global Pinoy Card:

Global Pinoy members may present their Global Pinoy cards, along with a minimum P500 worth of single or accumulated purchases from mall establishments, to avail one (1) additional coupon.

3. To claim the raffle coupons, customer must present proof of purchase at the designated redemption center/s in the mall any time during mall hours within the 3-day sale promo period.

4. Customer will have to fill-in his/her complete name, address, contact number and affix signature on the raffle stub, and drop the raffle entries at the designated drop boxes inside the mall where purchase was made.

5. Prizes at stake:

Three (3) winners of HP 430 NOTEBOOK PC (One per winner)

6. Raffle draw will be on (insert date of raffle draw) / (insert time of raffle draw) at the (insert location of raffle draw). Deadline for submission of entries is on (insert cut-off time of raffle draw)/(insert time of raffle draw). Draw will be witnessed by a DTI representative. Winners will be notified by registered mail. The list of winners will be posted in the designated areas in the mall.  - "PLS read the official and complete mechanics at the mall"

7. Prizes are not convertible to cash. Prizes are tax-free.

8. To claim prize, winner must present his/her raffle stub, notification letter and one (1) valid ID at the Shopping Center Management Corporation (SCMC) Administration Office c/o the Marketing Department (at the branch they won) during office hours from Monday to Friday 10 AM to 6 PM.

9. In case of a lost stub, the following must be presented:

a. Notarized Affidavit of Loss

b. Valid ID

10. Unclaimed prizes after 60 days of notification will be reported to DTI and upon approval by DTI shall be forfeited in favor of Shopping Center Management Corporation.

11. The promo organizer’s decision is final in concurrence of DTI.

12. Shopping Center Management Corporation, its affiliates, ad agencies, mall tenants, their respective officers and employees and their relatives up to second degree of consanguinity or affinity are not qualified to join the promo.

Schedule of Mall Sale raffle:
 March 30 - 9am-12MN
March 31 - 10am - 12MN
April 1 - 10am – 12MN

On the same days with Mall Of Asia, SM Malls in Taytay, Rosales, Lipa, and Muntinlupa will raffle a HP laptop on their mall wide sale.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Aim For The Top Shot

Scene from Top Shot
One of the series that I find interesting at History Channel was Top Shot. It is a competitive reality show were the competitors are aiming to be the year's Top Shot. Although the relevance of it in history was when the competitors held old West revolver types. 

The series was very challenging in every episode. It was not like any sharpshooting competition I've ever seen. In one episode, they had to shoot targets while hanging upside down. I was able to experience for the first time a sharp shooting competition when I got invited by History Channel Asia for their own Top Shot event here in the Philippines and also to understand the series with the experience.
Pistol Range

I got to assemble some of the bloggers to form a team with coordination of Ms. Meg Sebastian, one of people that handles History Channel's marketing locally. The event was not as difficult like the series since most are not professional marksmen.
Archery Long Bow Range

There are about ten groups of five. Each member has to finish three categories within the time limit regardless of which category they started with. The categories are Pistol, Slingshot and Long Bow Archery. The event was held at Philippine Marines Shooting Range in Fort Bonifacio.

Our group was composed of Mark Cerbo, Carl Valenzona, Jay-L Aquino and Sire Arevalo. Our first category we engaged in was the Pistol category. It was my first attempt to hold a real gun on a competition. I thought it was heavy since it looks like bigger than the standard firearm pistol I see on local law enforcement and it was only using pellets. I was oriented by an expert sharpshooter how to hold the gun properly and the rules on safety procedures when loading. We are given two cartridges to load 5 pellets in each one and aim using the pistol's foresight and rearsight before firing. After my turn, I was able to see if I got to hit any. It turns out that if the target was a real person and if I was using real bullets, I could have shot the person ten times in the front torso. There were three sections in the torso area from outer to middle: D, C, and A. I had six shots in A.
My target

 The next category we did was Sling Shot. Slingshot is no stranger to any Filipino child. But it was also difficult. We are tasked to knocked down six cans with the slingshot with ten marbles. I was able to knock down most cans  but with one left was too difficult to hit. Now, I got to respect the precision of David's slingshot when he hit Goliath in the head.

The last category was the Long Bow Archery which was the most difficult of all the categories we had. I was able to hit most of the middle area but not the bullseye. I even missed the board once. I was told to keep on compensating on my aim which I did. But it was quite an experience I will never forget. It was like scratching one item from my bucket list and I intend to do it again if given a chance.

After the competition, we continued having a camaraderie dinner for the awarding and the presentation of the upcoming shows on History Channel. One documentary is about a famous White Star Liner, "Titanic: Mystery Solve". An update on the tragedy and the enigma that puzzles the historians 100 years later. Titanic: Mystery Solve premieres on April 15, 2012 which also marks the centennial year of the Titanic's sinking.

Other series to be expected this year is Mankind, a documentary about the history of humankind, and the newest mini-series from the same people that brought you The Kennedys, Titanic: Blood and Steel. Top Shot Season 3 is currently being shown every Tuesday at 8:00 PM. History Channel is open for commercial slots, e-mail sebastian.meg@gmail.com for details.

 Gun Safety Rules:
(PNSA/PNC Rifle Pistol Shooting Range)

1. Always keep the gun pointed in the safe direction

2. Always keep the finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.

3. Always treat the firearm as if it is loaded.

4. Always know your target and what is beyond.

5. Always know how to use the gun safely.

6. Be sure the gun is safe to operate.

7. Always wear wear eye and ear protection as appropriate.

8. Never use alcohol, prescription or other drugs before or while shooting.

9. Always keep the firearm free from obstruction and well maintained.