Saturday, November 30, 2013


Online media release

November 21, 2013 - Solar Entertainment Corporation (SEC) announces a new channel assignment for its leading youth channel, ETC. Starting November 30, 2013 ETC can be seen on UHF channel 21, Sky Cable and Destiny Digital Ch. 16, Global Destiny Ch. 28, Cignal Ch. 9, and Cable Link Ch. 34. 

With the move, SEC has laid down plans to boost the reach of ETC to viewers. According to SEC’s Chief Technology Officer Ralph Joseph S. Roy, by early next year a new state-of-the-art analog/ digital 60KW transmitter will be built for the channel. 

Running at a higher capacity and with a higher elevation, this looks to boost ETC’s reach to viewers in Mega Manila by 30 percent. For the rest of the country transmitters will go up in key areas such as Bacolod, Cebu, Zamboanga, Davao, and Legazpi. 

From Monday to Saturday, ETC offers viewers the hottest and latest shows and episode’s straight from the United States. Stay up to date in the world of entertainment with the channel’s vast lineup of Match-Airing titles that include: award-winning musical Glee, hilarious sitcom’s New Girl and Super Fun Night, supernatural drama’s The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Ravenswood, and Beauty and the Beast, and the colorful 80’s teen drama The Carrie Diaries. 

This coming 2014 the channel is working on airing more of its popular series day and date with the U.S. just like the airing of its hit show Glee that ETC airs via satellite. Adding to ETC’s Match-Airing line-up in January is the return of the mystery-thriller Pretty Little Liars, and the long-running reality singing-competition American Idol. Also joining the channel in 2014 is the period drama Reign, which follows the early years of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the sci-fi romance drama Star-Crossed that tells the story of a relationship between a human girl and an alien boy. 

Viewers can look forward to more big movies under the channel’s movie block “ETC Flix” including Bridesmaids, Crazy Stupid Love, and The Devil Wears Prada. As ETC embarks on a stronger reach on the airwaves, they also look to conquering online too. Fans of the channel can log onto to watch ETC’s free live streaming on a computer, with mobile services being rolled out in the coming months for even more ways to watch. 

Starting November 30, 2013 ETC is seen on UHF channel 21, Sky Cable and Destiny Digital Ch. 16, Global Destiny Ch. 28, Cignal Ch. 9, Cable Link Ch. 34 and various cable operators nationwide.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Colours Glamfest from Cignal TV

Part of my viewing experience is the annual events that are the annual events like the movie awards. Nowadays, most of these are no longer available on free TV. Cignal TV offers this chance to makes your TV viewing a glamorous experience.

Colours is one of the resident channels that is mainly focus on lifestyle. It's like a magazine on TV. It will also features direct telecast from U.S. most anticipated television events. We just had the chance of finding out who are the winners of the recent American Music Awards. Colours is channel 27 on SD and channel 101 on HD.

But even though this is a lifestyle channel, guys can enjoy upcoming TV events. Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is not just for the girls who have fashion taste, but also for the guys who love to see women in lingerie. Victoria Secret will be on December 19.

If you missed the American Music Awards, there's more to come. The Annual Grammy Awards will be on January 27. For the movie buffs and couch potatos like me, there's the Screen Actors' Guild Awards and the Golden Globe Awards. Screen Actors' Guild Awards will be on January 19 and the Golden Globe will be on January 13

Cignal TV is a satellite TV provider that is available in post-paid or prepaid. It transmits 91 channels including regular TV channels and 10 pay-per-view channels. Colours also shows Styled To Rock and Keasha's Perfect Dress and more.

If you haven't got an idea how a satellite TV is set up at your home, you will be installed a digibox for the TV and a different remote for that box to change channels. The designated installer from Cignal TV will first survey the structure of your residence for the positioning of the satellite dish. This service will work on any kind of TV.

Start calling Cignal TV for installation. If you are already a subscriber, watch out for more promos.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Team Members Initiate a Wall of Hope for Super Typhoon Yolanda Survivors

Online media release

Team members at the Aboitiz Group’s Manila Headquarters have decided to send more than relief goods to survivors of super typhoon Yolanda. They have set up a “Wall of Hope” to encourage and inspire the survivors who are still trying to recover and start anew.

Beginning last November 13, everyone who goes to the cafeteria is greeted by a wall filled with colorful envelopes where they could insert a note of hope and encouragement for a typhoon survivor.  Each time the wall is filled up with notes, the envelopes are gathered and sent to the command center in Cebu, where they are inserted inside relief packs that are distributed to the survivors.  A looped video beside the wall also shows photos of the destruction in Northern Cebu and Leyte , as well as ways that team members can help- whether by donating in cash or in kind, or by volunteering.

“Pinadapa man tayo ng pagsubok, kakayanin pa rin natin tumayo,” reads one note. “Just want to tell you that whatever happens there are people who care for you,” reads another. Others who speak Bisaya or Waray, prefer to send their message of love and hope in their native dialect. One note from a team member who hails from Leyte, wrote the following in Bisaya:  “To my fellow Leyteno, I know the feeling of pain you are experiencing right now. Let us lift each other from this and may God bless us”. Others have even shared their artistic ability, drawing inspiring sketches along with their message of hope.

“We are truly very encouraged with the response,” said Gloidan Papas, who along with fellow Aboitiz team member MJ Sendana, conceptualized the Wall of Hope.  “Some people were actually teary eyed when we were sharing the concept with them,”she added.

To date 101 messages have already been sent through courier service to the command center in Cebu, to be slipped into relief packs.  But they are planning to make the rounds of the various offices in the building to collect more messages, given the thousands of relief packs that are sent out daily. Team members are also encouraged to send several messages.

But more messages of hope are expected to be collected in the coming days as other business units are replicating the Wall of Hope.  Food Unit Pilmico has set up its own version in its Tarlac, Iligan and Cebu offices. Their Wall of Hope is actually a tarpaulin that Pilmicans can write on. Once full, the tarp will be posted on the relief delivery trucks and in distribution centers for the survivors to read. The Aboitiz Group’s Cebu office also intends to come out with its own version.  “We hope that through this simple gesture, we could somewhat uplift the survivors’ spirit,” Papas added.
Outside of the Aboitiz Group, other sectors have also been coming out with their own messages of hope.  A group of grade school children for instance, came out with their own love letters, while others write their messages on the relief packs or even on the canned good itself- anything to let the survivors know that they are not alone.

Monday, November 25, 2013


Online release

The ever-evolving clothing brand BUM goes for a rock-star and utilitarian vibe for its Holiday collection. BUM is incorporating leather, oxidized prints, ombre pieces, and knits, into its Holiday Collection.

Dubbed as “I Start the Revolution,” which is the third and highlight of BUM’s three-part My ATEEtude campaign for 2013, the brand’s Holiday Collection emphasizes on pieces that go for two things: an edgy, rock-star vibe and a stylish, utilitarian chic.

Think biker jackets, acid-wash skinny jeans, hoodies, long-back shirts, and leather-accented items. Leather, which can make the wearer look casual, sexy, and daring, appears in the form of piping, pockets, or sleeves.

And because the Holiday collection serves as the brand’s banner campaign for 2013, it is but natural for BUM to up the ante this time around.

After playing around with bright colors, BUM goes for more solid colors. Chino bottoms with new trimmings, digital prints, cargo pants, and ombre pieces—which refer to garments that have a graduation of colors on them— have also made their way into this collection.

Knit is also a key element in the Holiday collection. Expect BUM to come out with knitted jackets, shirts with collars, and comfy but stylish blouses for girls. 

With BUM’s new pieces, you now have all the reasons to be a standout this season.

BUM is available in leading department stores nationwide.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

VIPuring Launch

Puregold is one of the supermarkets that supplies for retail. It has been a frequent place for sari-sari store owners to buy their supplies. In the first ever VIPuring event, Puregold collaborated with Procter and Gamble in this event as an expo for entrepreneurs.

This event not only offers promos and good deals but also seminars on how to make your business grow. Author and finance expert Fernando Colayco gave some tips about long term business planning. Besides the seminar, the entrepreneurs were also given opportunity to win prizes for the most deals purchased in one of their brand segments.

Each segment provides brand presentation as well as entertaining spills from popular celebrities like Christian Bautista, Karylle and more. Procter and Gamble is one of the leading names in providing household brands like Ariel, Joy, Safeguard, Pantene, Olay, Pampers and a lot more.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Leyte Progressive High School students get free tuition in Manila

Students of Leyte Progressive High School (LPHS) of Tacloban City, who evacuated to Manila after being affected by the wrath of Typhoon Yolanda, can now enroll at various Chinese Schools in Metro Manila. The following school announced additional assistance:.

1.   Chiang Kai Shek College: offers to accept students from Leyte displaced by typhoon Yolanda with free tuition fee, free school uniforms, and free dormitory.
2.   Hope Christian High School: free tuition fee, free school uniforms and free dormitory.
3.   St. Stephen High School : Free tuition fee and  free school  uniforms.
4.   Xavier School: Free tuition fee
5.    Sampaloc Chong Hua School: Free tuition with 500 pesos rewards for students  getting high grades at the end of the semester.

This effort is supported by LPHS Alumni Association- Manila Chapter to provide assistance to the LPHS students in need.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Coca Cola Holds Off Commercial Advertising This Holiday Season

Online release

Coca-Cola Philippines and Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines have decided to put on hold all commercial advertising for all Coca-Cola brands starting November 18 until further notice 
Two weeks ago, the strongest typhoon in history struck the Philippines, bringing destruction to the Visayas region. The devastation brought by Typhoon Yolanda was unprecedented and unimaginable.

With the objective of using our capacity to extend aid and demonstrate our commitment to uplift the lives of the people in the affected communities, Coca-Cola Philippines and Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines have decided to put on hold all commercial advertising for all Coca-Cola brands starting November 18 until further notice. Any committed advertising space will be redirected to the relief and rebuilding efforts for the people in Visayas. Attached together with this letter is an announcement of this commitment.

This decision follows the recent efforts being made to the areas devastated by the typhoon.  To date, Coca-Cola has donated more than US$ 2.5 million in cash and in-kind contributions for relief aid. We are also working closely with the Philippine government’s Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and the Philippine Red Cross to ensure that we are able to continuously provide drinking water and other beverages to the communities affected. We will make certain that the Coca-Cola system in the Philippines is mobilized to help however we can.