Tuesday, August 15, 2017

adidas Climacool 02/17 Gives 2000's Nostalgia

Press release

PHILIPPINES – adidas Originals steps forward with new colorways of the latest iteration of the Climacool, the 02/17.

True to the original Climacool blueprint, the shoe features a Climacool mesh upper, countered by a perforated Ortholite sockliner for optimum breathability. The silhouette features a three stripes-mark with welded TPU and a concealed lacing system that underscores the shoe’s minimalist upper design. This is offset by the shoe’s aggressive contrast white Adiprene tooling with translucent overlay panels. Finishing touches include the iconic Climacool bubble tongue logo and a rubber outsole, creating a modern expression of the original Climacool ethos; aggressive, uncompromised, modern footwear design.

Climacool’s new colorways for men and women are now available in leading adidas stores and retailers for P4995.

Follow the conversation on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using #CLIMACOOL #adidasPH. For more information, please visit our adidas News Stream: www.news.adidas.com/

Monday, August 14, 2017



SEPT. 1 3, 8 10

Theater veteran Bart Guingona and Mikkie Bradshaw - Volante will portray the roles of Ray and Una in the forthcoming play BLACKBIRD written by David Harrower.

About the play:

Una, a 27-year-old woman, comes to visit Ray, a 55-year-old man, at his office. They are clearly not comfortable in other's company, and we soon find out why: 15 years before, when Una was only twelve, Ray seduced Una over the course of three months and finally took her away to a hotel for the weekend. Ray spent several years in prison for statutory rape, and Una was ostracized from her community after the incident. Now, she has found him by accident, and the play delves into their complex feelings for each other. Though clearly, and definitional, sexual abuse has occurred, the play that ensues is also part of a love story -- a horrible love story, but a love story all the same.

Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Play,
Blackbird is a deeply complex portrayal of two people
whose ruined lives are inextricably intertwined.

(Synopsis taken from: stageagent.com)


Playwright David Harrower
Direction Topper Fabregas
Set design Joey Mendoza
Lights design John Batalla
Sounds design Jethro Joaquin
Photography Paul Lao
Poster Design Steven Tansiongco

First Week:
September 1 (Friday) – 8PM
September 2 (Saturday) – 8PM
September 3 (Sunday) – 3PM
September 3 (Sunday) – 8PM
Second Week:
September 8 (Friday) – 8PM
September 9 (Saturday) – 8PM
September 10 (Sunday) – 3PM
September 10 (Sunday) – 8PM

Venue: Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium
4/F RCBC Plaza, Makati City

Ticket Price: PhP 1,200.00 Orchestra center
PhP 1,000.00 Orchestra sides
and orchestra back
PhP 800.00 Loge
PhP 500 Balcony

For inquiries, please contact:
Dodo Lim Ivy Baggao
Producer Prod Manager
0928-5072924 0915-4676443

Sunday, August 13, 2017

What is Cement Cartel?

Cement is one of the modern inventions this modern civilization enjoyed for generations. Most of our modern structures are dependent on cement. Whenever we make houses or buildings, we need cement. We used it on our roads, buildings, churches, schools, hospitals, malls and so on. Almost all of our structures need cement for constant repairs and restorations.

In recent news, I was surprised when I found out that garlic already had a cartel. I thought that the word cartel is only synonymous with drugs and Mexico. But since there is a shortage of garlic, it also becomes expensive that the price of garlic is starting to go up.

I came across an editorial online about Cement Cartel. It says that there are someone in a government agency is not complying with President Durterte’s recent SONA’s statement about corruption. They allow importing the expensive cement to our country. The cement distributors charges 300 per bag instead of 197. This is troublesome because it will affect the prices of other consumer products.

Our government is spending our tax money to continue making our roads safer. Starting now, I am going to feature more about cement cartel in further posts and I want to hear from you what do you think about cement cartel and the video in this post. Feel free to voice out. Join the discussion and get more updates about Cement Cartel by following L.E.N.S.blogs on Facebook.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Rogin-E: Helping You Stay on Top of Your Game

Post-event release

Getting to the top requires a lot from you. Staying there demands even more. Balancing both work and your personal life, while keeping an active, healthy lifestyle, can take a toll on both mind and body, even more as you age. This is why it is important to be equipped with all the right tools, and to take time out to relax and recharge.  

Last July 23, Bayer Philippines held the Rogin-E Man Hub 2017, at the SM City Cebu – a whole-day event especially designed for men who want to stay on top of their game. Attendees tried out activities that showcased different interests and passions. There were luxury cars and motorbikes for those who love speed and mobility; equipment for adventure sports and packages for exciting trips to Japan and New Zealand for those who want to stretch the limits of their physical strength and power; and a selection of gadgets and hobbies to engage a man’s mind and body.

So what do you need to stay on top of your game?

Physical Endurance

Ace your work and personal life by having the capacity to give one hundred and ten percent to all your activities. Greater physical endurance enables you to stay energized when tackling multiple roles and responsibilities at work and at home. Take a multivitamin that contains Korean Panax Ginseng that enhances physical performance and helps improves endurance.

Mental Power

Crunch time? Prepare your mind by channeling positive energy and getting enough sleep. To optimize your mind’s maximum potential through long work hours, take a multivitamin with Deanol to help improve your concentration and mental agility.


When things don’t go your way, stay resilient and stay on course. Continue to work and believe in yourself. Keep the fire in you burning and sustain your success by staying positive and surrounding yourself with positive thinkers. Royal Jelly’s antioxidant properties can also help give you youthful vitality so you can live life to the fullest.

Balance of work and play

To avoid burnout, be sure to make time for other interests and passions like  golf, biking, or photography. Spend time with your family and loved ones to create moments that you can remember whenever life gets tough.

Developed by Bayer, Rogin-E is a multivitamin especially formulated for men who want to be on top of their game, at work and at home. It contains Korean Panax Ginseng for endurance, Deanol for mental potency, and Royal Jelly for vitality.  Get what you need to do well both at work and at play, to experience life to its fullest.  Be the man on top with Rogin-E.

Multivitamins + Minerals + Deanol + Royal Jelly + Korean Panax Ginseng is the generic name of Rogin-E.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

adidas Football Launches Third Kits Created By Fans for 2017/18 Season

Press release

- FC Bayern, Real Madrid CF, Manchester United, Juventus, AC Milan and Flamengo reveal third kits designed by fans -
- Third kits created and produced as part of adidas Football Creator Studio, a digital platform giving fans the chance to design the shirts of these iconic clubs -
- Third kits will be worn during the 17/18 season -

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – adidas on July 21 revealed the third kits for FC Bayern Munich, Real Madrid CF, Manchester United, Juventus, AC Milan & Flamengo for the 2017/18 season, all designed by fans. The new designs were designed and produced using the adidas Football Creator Studio platform, channelling and celebrating the creativity of football fans all over the world.

The Creator Studio platform allowed fans the opportunity to design the third kits for the above six clubs – the ultimate expression of fan creativity. All submitted kits were voted on by fans in a ‘battlemode’ that saw the most popular kits shortlisted to a top 100. The winners for each club were then chosen by an expert panel of some of the clubs most iconic players. The selected kits – which will be worn on-pitch during the 2017/18 season – are:

FC Bayern
The kit represents a modern inversion on classic elements of FC Bayern kit design. The white jersey features thin red stripes down the front of the shirt, fading out as they reach the bottom. Pure white sleeves give it a clean and totally unique look for a FC Bayern shirt, while still channelling classic colours and design from the club’s history.

Real Madrid CF
The new third kit brings a truly unique and creative look to this iconic team. The winning design features a predominantly teal shirt with black stripes on the shoulder and white branding. The design takes inspiration from modern digital design, with a square graphic pattern in two corners breaking up the front of the shirt and representing the disruptive nature of the reigning European Champions.

Manchester United
The United third kit represents the powerful bond between the team and its fans. The light grey shirt is designed with a graphic showing the silhouette of the famous ‘Holy Trinity’ statue outside of the club’s Old Trafford stadium. The statue of club icons Sir Bobby Charlton, George Best and Denis Law represents a golden era in the club’s history and it is this unique history that was the inspiration for the new third kit.

The Juventus kit combines the past and the future in a way perfectly suited to an iconic club that is constantly re-inventing itself on and off the pitch. The shirt channels the past thanks to a military green colour and the inclusion of the famous Juventus black and white stripes across the chest. The shirt brings the club right up to date though, thanks to the inclusion of the club’s sleek new logo – part of its new ‘Black and White and More’ brand identity.

The Manchester United third kit will be available at Bootcamp, adidas Trinoma, and adidas Greenbelt on the 28th of July. It will retail at P3495.

For further information please visit adidas.com/football or follow @adidasfootball on instagram or twitter to join the conversation.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Hitachi Named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays

Hitachi Moves from Challengers Quadrant to Leaders Quadrant; Evaluation Based On Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced it has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the July 2017 Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays by Gartner, Inc., a leading global research firm. Hitachi believes its significant growth and enhancements to its all-flash Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) F Series product line resulted in the company improving its position, moving it from the Challengers Quadrant to the Leaders Quadrant.

According to Gartner: “Vendors in the Leaders Quadrant have the highest scores for their Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. A vendor in the Leaders Quadrant has the market share, credibility, and marketing and sales capabilities needed to drive the acceptance of new technologies. These vendors demonstrate a clear understanding of market needs; they are innovators and thought leaders; and they have well-articulated plans that customers and prospects can use when designing their storage infrastructures and strategies. In addition, they have a presence in all four major geographical regions, consistent financial performance and broad platform support.”

Hitachi’s continued investments in the development of its flash software and hardware technologies have resulted in the delivery of a superior enterprise storage offering for its customers, backed by the most flash-related patents in the industry. Hitachi VSP F1500, which first debuted in October 2016, was purpose-built for businesses with large-scale data management requirements—including mainframe. It provides seamless cloud tiering, integrated analytics software and a unique 100-percent data availability guarantee. All VSP F series models are enhanced with flat service pricing, ongoing media replacement, and quality of service (QoS) controls to provide consistent performance over time. For customers in highly regulated industries or where data security is mission critical, the VSP F series conforms with secure data eradication services and meets the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) data security control standards.

“Hitachi takes pride in bringing continuous breakthroughs to market that help our customers to be as competitive as possible in the digital age,” said Ryuichi Otsuki, CEO of Hitachi Data Systems. “We are pleased to be recognized as a leader in the solid-state array industry and we will continue to challenge industry standards, while positioning our customers to succeed.”

To download a complimentary copy of the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid State Arrays report, visit:https://www.hds.com/ext/magic-quadrant-for-solid-state-arrays.html

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Watch Out For These Exciting Events at the Power Mac Center Spotlight

Press release

Don’t let the rainy season put a damper on your spirits. Summer may be over, but August marks the start of exciting events and experiences that you can look forward to at the Power Mac Center Spotlight. 

“Circuit Makati will be hosting a variety of events at the Power Mac Center Spotilght – a 300-seater black box theater located on top of Circuit Lane. It is the perfect venue for musicals, theatre performances and even wrestling competitions. Do not miss these diverse collection of events in the coming months,” said Cathy Bengzon, Ayala Land Head of Marketing.


1. Guest Experience (August 6)
August ushers in a celebration of world class musical talent performance by acclaimed Filipino composer Nilo Alcala. He debuts original compositions for the Manila Symphony Orcherstra on August 6 at Power Mac Center Spotlight.

Simultaneously, Spanish composer, Edouard Lalo’s ‘Symphonie Espagnole’ (1874), will be performed by German-Indonesian guest violin soloist, Iskandar Widjaja. Joining this stellar pair of performers is bohemian composer Antonin Dvorak's 'Symphony No.8,' who will be under the baton of Singaporean conductor Darrell Ang. 

This officially marks the beginning of the 2017 to 2018 season of the Manila Symphony Orchestra. Tickets range from PHP1400, 1000, 900, 550, 350; available at all Ticketworld outlets

2. The Glitter Trap (August 19 & 20)
Art truly lives and breathes within the city of Makati as this year, Repertory Philippines (REP) has partnered with Ayala Land Inc.’s Circuit Makati to bring art closer to its various communities.

REP will be staging a re-run of The Glitter Trap for select students and PWD children from the barangays of Makati on August 19.

While its ticketed show on August 20 will help raise funds for the free showing of the children’s musical for the kids of Makati.

For inquiries, call REP at 843.3570, and Ticketworld at 891.999 or log on to www.ticketworld.com.ph. For updates and show schedules, log on to www.repertoryphilippines.ph, like and follow repertoryphilippines on Facebook and Instagram, and follow @repphils on Twitter.


3. Philippine Wrestling Revolution (September 3)
Things pick up in September with the arrival of the Philippine Wrestling Revolution (PWR) in Circuit Makati on September 3

The premier professional wrestling promotion in the country today is on its third year and draws sports-entertainment fans around the nation for this event. This also happens to be first Philippine pro wrestling event that the infamous WWE recognizes. Tickets are now available for pre-selling. Email pwr.tickets@gmail.com or send a message to their official Facebook page: PHWrestlingRevo. 

4. Capcom Pro Tour: Manila Cup (September 8-10)
Keeping the adrenaline up at Circuit Makati, for the Manila Cup happening on September 8 to 10. The event will be trailed by a part of the Capcom Pro Tour—a 3-day event that brings together local and international fighting-game enthusiasts for a series of exciting game tournaments. The two day event is expected to draw local and international competitors beginning September 8


5. Short + Sweet Festival (September 15-17, 22-24, 30 and October 1)
September ends on a sweeter, better and bigger note with the Short + Sweet Theatre Festival Manila. 

Catch the fourth season of the World’s Biggest Little Play Festival on September 15-17, 22-24, 30 and October 1. The creative global phenomenon will showcase 10-minute plays throughout the first and second weekends. And the best little plays shall be selected to perform on October 1

Anyone looking to indulge in art and culture should come and watch the individuals and independent theatre groups from across the Philippines and beyond to witness the carnival of little plays.

“Circuit Makati has grown to become recognized as the city’s leading arts, culture and entertainment district. And we strive to continue to deliver unique events that highlight the diversity of options available within the district that everyone in the family can enjoy,” enthuses Bengzon. 

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss any of these exciting events. For more information about the city that makes it happen, visit www.makeitmakati.com/district/circuit-makati or like and follow Circuit Makati on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

For inquiries in leasing the Power Mac Center Spotlight, email Bernabe.mia@circuitmakati.com 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Filipinos Notable Twitter Reactions for this Year’s SONA

Press release

Over 337,000 Tweets for #SONA2017

25 July 2017, PHILIPPINES - Twitter is the place to #seeeveryside of a story happening real time. This includes the second State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President of the Philippines Rodrigo Roa Duterte. Filipinos flocked to Twitter to voice out their thoughts and opinions about the two hour long report of the President. This year’s #SONA2017 generated more than 337,000 Tweets.

As expected, there were mixed reactions regarding the President’s speech. Here are some of the top Tweets related to #SONA2017.

And below are the Top 10 hashtags related to #SONA2017.

From discussing about this administration’s achievements for the past year to sharing opinions of the attendees’ fashion, people went to Twitter to be part of the real-time conversation. Filipinos’ wit and sense of humor went all out on Twitter as they made funny remarks about the politicians’ sense of fashion.

A Twitter user even created his own SONA 2017 BINGO CARD to predict what possible topics that Pres. Duterte would present on his speech. Throughout the Live Television coverage, he updated his card through a Twitter thread (click the Tweet link to view the whole thread).

The country’s President is widely known for being straightforward and vocal person. With that,  a Twitter user spent time counting how many times he used invectives in his SONA and in fact, was one of the top Tweets related to #SONA2017.

Supporters of Pres. Duterte also appreciated his honesty and expressed their appreciation to him through Twitter.

To know the latest updates about the government’s latest projects, follow the Presidential Communication official Twitter account: @PresidentialCom.