Saturday, June 30, 2012


In celebration of the upcoming release of “The Dark Knight Rises,” the film’s director/writer/producer, Christopher Nolan, will be accorded a rare industry honor: Nolan will have his hand and footprints cemented into the famed forecourt of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. 
Christopher Nolan

The hand-and-footprint ceremony will take place on Saturday, July 7, at 10:00 a.m.

Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, stated, “Everyone at Warner Bros. joins me in congratulating Christopher Nolan, who has been such an integral part of our family for the past 12 years. We are extremely proud of the cinematic legacy he has given us through his films. At only 41, Christopher takes his place alongside other industry giants featured at Grauman’s, and generations of fans will remember the extraordinary impression he left on their imaginations.”

Opening in the Philippines July 19, 2012, “The Dark Knight Rises” is Nolan’s hugely anticipated conclusion to his Dark Knight trilogy, which began in 2005 with “Batman Begins.” In 2008, he followed with “The Dark Knight,” which broke multiple records on its way to earning more than a billion dollars at the worldwide box office. 

Apart from the blockbuster franchise, Nolan earned widespread praise, and two Academy Award® nominations, for his hit thriller “Inception,” which remains one of the most talked about films in recent years. He earned his first Academy Award® nomination for his screenplay for the thought-provoking 2000 release “Memento,” which he also directed. His other directing credits include “Insomnia” and “The Prestige.”

Friday, June 29, 2012

Jessica Sanchez is Coming

Universal Music Group and MCA Music Inc. got American Idol Season 11 finalist Jessica Sanchez and she now has an album!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dermaline Inc. and Diana Stalder Skin Care Media Launch

Dermaline Inc. and Diana Stalder Skin Care Inc. has been in the business of health grooming for more than ten years. I got to use a couple of their products during the recent Palarong Pambansa in Lingayen, Pangasinan where Dermaline Inc and Diana Stalder Skin Care was one of the major sponsors of the event.
Dina Stalder(2nd from the left)

Their sunblock lotion proved useful during the opening of the Palarong Pambansa when I was taking pictures of the ceremony under the sunny weather. I normally think that all soaps that are all similar with exception of germicidal soaps but trust me on this, you will feel refresh using the Guava Tree Tea.

During an informal dialogue with Dermablend over lunch, Dina Stadler was accommodating our questions and she was very down to earth. All products are also Halal certified and these are products are not limited for women's use but also for the men as well. Besides the products, Ms. Stadler has over twenty skin care outlets.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Get a DC P500 Cash Voucher From CFPI

For every Combi or Mabuhay Plans(Monthly, Quarterly,Semi Annual, Annual or Spot Cash), you get a DC Shoes PhP500 Cash Voucher from Templar Agency of Caritas Financial Plans.  Another way to earn this cash voucher when you join the Templar Agency of CFPI as part of the sales team. I only have five vouchers for the first five licensed recruits or paid clients. Contact 0922-8640029 to schedule a meeting. Offer expires July 31, 2012.


We are Caritas Financial Plans, Inc. a subsidiary of Caritas Health Shield, now more than 16 years in the business of Health Care Protection and fund provision service. Caritas Health Shield, Inc. is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and a certified Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) while Caritas Financial Plans, Inc. is under the strict regulation of the Insurance Commission, a newly formed government entity responsible for the accountability measures set forth between the fund provider company and the policy holders.
We are offering our services through our Health and Financial Investment Benefits Package (please see attached). This package covers the following: Health Care Program (Consultation/Hospitalization), Fund Provision (Pension), when additional expense requirement arise and our 4-way Insurance Benefit Package, namely, Credit Life Insurance, Term Life Insurance, Disability Benefit and Accidental death Benefit.
You may contact us at 523-0956; Mobile no. 0922-864-00-29
We look forward to a fruitful business relationship with you.
Thank you very much.
Kind regards,
Templar Agency, Caritas Financial Plans, Inc.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Reverse The Bad: WWF Run

Step back then move forward.
This statement represents the World Wide Fund for Nature Philippines’ (WWF-Philippines) vision to confront the present state of the environment by studying the mistakes of the past then focusing on building a greener future and keeping the Earth a living planet.

Humanity is currently using 50% more resources than the Earth can provide. We are living as if we have two planets at our disposal. What better way to secure a more sustainable future than to invite tomorrow’s stewards – the youth – to join WWF-Philippines’ conservation efforts?

On July 22, WWF-Philippines will hold the Reverse Run at the SM Mall of Asia to launch the Reverse the Bad Student Program, a year-long membership program developed for high school and college students who want to amplify their commitment to protect the environment.

As suggested by its name, WWF’s Reverse Run will entail race participants to run in reverse as a symbolic way of joining the organization’s mission to stop and eventually reverse the degradation of nature. Participants will backpedal through the course for 200 meters and will then run forward. 

Everyone is invited to join in the Reverse Run. As an added treat, students who register for the run are automatically enlisted as members of the WWF Reverse the Bad Student Program.  

There will be registration fee of PHP 500 for those running the 3-kilometer and 6-kilometer course, and PHP 600 will be asked for those taking the 12-kilometer route.

Reverse the Bad Student Program
Proceeds of the Reverse Run will go to the Reverse the Bad Student Program and WWF’s other programs on environmental sustainability, biodiversity conservation, and climate change adaptation.
 The creation of the student program is in response to growing calls from youngsters who want to take a more direct and proactive role in helping protect the environment. Through this program, WWF wants to create young stewards to help us secure a better future.

“This program creates platforms for concrete action designed specifically for young persons. There is only one way to deal with a problem, and that is, to solve it. Start with simple, every day things.  Stick to it.  Scale up rapidly. Live the solutions.  Participate,” says WWF-Philippines CEO and Vice Chair Jose Ma. Lorenzo Tan.
The Reverse the Bad Student Program aims to empower and educate students on the different ways their choices affect the environment and instill the notion of making sustainable choices for the future.

As a member, students are entitled to regular areas of dialogue, exclusive invites to WWF-Philippines forums and activities, discounts from partners through their WWF Reverse the Bad membership card.
Concludes Reverse the Bad Student Program Head Marie Bretaña: “We encourage all students out there who want to protect the environment, or even those who just want to learn more about conservation to join the Reverse the Bad Student Program by taking part in this July’s Reverse Run.

“This is a wonderful and fun opportunity for you to support WWF-Philippines and take that first step towards becoming a steward of a better future,” adds Bretaña. 

Interested participants can sign up at Chris Sports (SM Mall of Asia, SM Manila, Glorietta 3 branches) and Skechers (Trinoma, Market-Market, Festival Mall Alabang branches).

For more information, participants can email, visit, or view the WWF Reverse the Bad video on YouTube at

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Premiered In New York

Get ready for this year’s badass vampire movie when “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” opens on July 4 in Philippine cinemas (in 2D and 3D format).  The movie stars Benjamin Walker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Jimmi Simpson and Erin Wasson. 

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER explores the secret life of America’s 16th president, and the untold story that shaped our nation. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (director of “Wanted”) bring a fresh voice to the bloodthirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history's greatest hunter of the undead.

Meanwhile, let’s follow the stars who graced the red carpet with the movie’s hunters and vampires stars.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Built To Last: Academy of Rock Launch Concert

6PM June 12,2012 at Rockwell Tent. Featuring Yeng Constantino and Sandwich. Free admission.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Autodesk Philippines Boosts Channel Partner Support with Reseller Training

In continuation of its mission to support channel partners in the country, Autodesk Philippines flew in US-based Autodesk Technical Marketing Manager, Heidi Hewett to train local channel partner Wordtext Systems, Inc.’s (WSI) roster of resellers.
Photo courtesy of Autodesk Phils.

Hewitt trained local resellers on the updates and latest developments available in AutoCAD Design Suite 2013. Aside from the latest version of AutoCAD software, Hewett also highlighted complementary solutions such as AutoCAD Raster Design software, Autodesk Showcase software and Autodesk 360. Autodesk 360 is a cloud-based platform that gives you access to storage, a collaboration workspace, and cloud services to help you dramatically improve the way you design, visualize, simulate, and share your work with others anytime, anywhere.

These design solutions work together, arming users with efficient workflows and powerful visualization capabilities. The solutions overview was followed by a series of technical sessions to raise the resellers’ understanding of the products, helping them perform better as business partners.
“Autodesk strongly believes in educating and supporting its channel partners with its new product updates and solutions. Beyond capital considerations, Autodesk finds a sense of accomplishment in aiding local collaborators to further grow their businesses,” says Autodesk Philippines, Country Manager, Teddy D. Tiu. 

After her stop in the Philippines, Hewett is set to visit and train Autodesk partners in Thailand and Indonesia.

About Autodesk
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries ¾ including the last 17 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects ¾ use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information about Autodesk, visit

Monday, June 18, 2012

Drift Fest Manila

Event: Drift Fest Manila
Venue: Kings Playground FTI, Taguig
Date: Saturday, June 23, 2012

Program Proper:

8am-10am : Schedule Interviews (IARK, KWG and Struan Wallace for Interview)
11am-6pm : Hosting of Jinno and Charissa
9am-12nn   : Schedule Shotgun Rides for VIPs, Media and friends
1pm-4pm    : Actual Race
5pm            : Awarding

Sunday, June 17, 2012


Photo by Art Streiber, courtesy of Paramount Pictures.
© 2012 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

On the occasion of Paramount Pictures' 100th Anniversary in 2012, the famed Hollywood studio, lead by Chairman and CEO Brad Grey, gathered over 100 of the world's biggest stars to participate in a historic photo in celebration of the studio's illustrious past and bright future. This only happens once in a century. You don't see this happen everyday.

About Paramount Pictures Corporation  
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

World Vision's Run for a Cause

"Towards Fullness of Life" is the theme for World Vision's very first Fun Run to be held at the Bonifacio Global City on June 24.

The organization hopes to partner with new groups to help more children and sustain communities to reach their full potential by addressing the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision is a Christian development, relief and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities worldwide.

Celebrating its 55th Anniversary this year, World Vision stands by its year long theme "Sharing the Joy of Hope".

Let's help make dreams come true for these kids...

Event Date: June 24, 2012 Sunday
Event Venue: BGC - Bonifacio Global City
Assembly: 4:30 AM
Race Types: 500m - Boys and Girls Division
3K - Mens and Ladies Division
5K - Mens and Ladies Division
10K - Mens and Ladies Division
21K - Mens and Ladies Division 

Register at the following areas:
World Vision Office, West Ave. Quezon City
Reebok Eastwood, Quezon City
Unisilver, SM North, Quezon City
Reebok Trinoma Mal, Quezon City
Reebok Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Unisilver Time, Robinson's Place, Manila
Royal Sporting House, Glorietta
ROX, Bonifacio High Street, Taguic City
Reebok, Festival Supermall, Muntinlupa City
Unisilver Time, Festival Supermall, Muntinlupa City Chris Sports, Mall of Asia

Friday, June 15, 2012


Over the past 2 weeks Team Bieber traveled more than 16,000 miles on
12 planes 2 buses, 2  fire boats, 1 train , and a golf cart through 9 cities in 7 countries, performing on 8 TV shows (including 4 multi song TV specials) 4 acoustic album release parties, and 2 radio shows for more than 500,000 fans.  If that wasn't enough, Justin also completed more than 100 interviews, did 10 meet and greets, suffered 1 concussion, and was the cause of 1 state of emergency!!!  In the weeks to come Team Bieber will embark on the second leg of "All Around The World" promoting the release of “Believe” in Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Australia, and New Zealand totaling 13 countries within 1 month of release!! 
Bieber in Norway

Thursday, June 14, 2012

ToyCon 2012

It's ToyCon once again. This is a good venue to check out what is new that are not available in the leading toy stores. You can also bargain with the booth owner especially if it's closing time and the last day of the convention. Even if you are just going to roam around, that's cool too. There are also exhibit showcasing private collections and events. You can also go to bond with your family. Also, you might get the chance to see the 501st Outpost, the local Star Wars group in their Jedi robes and Trooper armors. ToyCon starts June 15-17, 2012 and is held yearly at SM Megatrade Hall.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Going Back to School is Cool with Brother

Philippines, 14 June 2012 – Brother International (Phils.) presents a back to school promo, offering students everything they need for a successful new school year.  Avail of bundled free items or a discount for every purchase through Brother Authorized Dealers nationwide until June 30, 2012.

Get Free Lenovo Ideapad S10-3S Netbook with OS with every purchase of Brother DCP-9010CN 3-in-1 Network-Ready Color LED Multi-Function Centre or HL-4150CDN Network-Ready Color Laser Printer with Duplex Printing.  Both units available at P24, 990.00. The promo is also applicable to other color laser models.

Luck comes in pairs, grab P2, 000 OFF and bring home a Free Wireless Router when you buy DCP-7065DN 3-in-1 Network Ready Mono Laser Multi-Function Centre; now at P4, 950.00.  P2, 000 OFF are also available for every DCP-7055 purchase at P7, 950.00.

Gear up for school with a Jansport Backpack, comes Free with the purchase of Brother’s DCP-J25DW, 4-in-1 Wireless Network-Ready Color Inkjet Multi-Function Centre, for only P6, 950.00.

Roadshow Exclusive

Grab the chance to more freebies at Brother’s Back to School Roadshow.  Visit Brother Booth at any of the following venues at these schedules to avail of this limited promotion:  Robinsons Land, Tacloban; LCC Mall, Legazpi and SM Mall of Asia from June 14 to June 20. Gmall, Davao and Limketkai Mall from June 25 to July 1.  SM City Clark from June 27 to July 3. 

Other models are also available for purchase in Brother’s Back to School and Roadshow Promos.  For more information, see flyers and posters or contact Brother Helpdesk hotline at (02) 581-9898.  Like Brother Philippines on Facebook at

About Brother International Philippines

Brother is a leader in the development and manufacturing of technologies in the printing, communication and digital imaging industries for homes, SOHOs and enterprises who demand solutions that empower businesses and individuals to communicate ideas in every possible way. A trusted brand worldwide that believes in the "Customer First" approach in all aspects of their business, Brother has continuously met the varied needs of their customers through their comprehensive range of quality printing solutions. Brother International Philippines Corp. is a regional subsidiary of Brother International Singapore.  Across the region, Brother has subsidiaries in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. For more information on Brother International Philippines its products and other service centres, please visit  Brother will always be “At Your Side”, now and into the future.

Monday, June 11, 2012


Reader’s Digest Philippines recently granted the Trusted Brand Gold Award to outstanding companies based on the results of its annual consumer survey. Shown in photo are some of the  Gold awardees with Reader’s Digest Asia Pacific managing director Walter Beyleveldt ( eight from left), Philip Yeo, Group Advertising Sales director, Yvonne Tey, Commercial Director and Maricarl Garcia, Advertising Director- Philippines and emcees Nicole Hyala and Chris Tsuper from 90.7 Love Radio. Jessica Soho ( seated second from left) also received her second Most Trusted TV Host Presenter ( News/Current Affairs) award.