Thursday, June 30, 2011


Magnolia Fruitdrink and Magnolia Healthtea first ever Inter-Barangay Dance Competition

Barangay Nagkakaisang Nayon in Novaliches witnessed the first ever Barangay Dance Competition organized by Magnolia Fruitdrink and Magnolia Healthtea, products of Ginebra San Miguel Inc. last May 19.

Magnolia Healthy Beverages started this year with a new campaign, Iba Ang Sigla sa Magnolia Healthy Beverages, which aims to instilling fun and active nutrition among the youth.  So as a start, they thought of having the Barangay Sayaw inspired mainly by the talent shows that we see in primetime and doing it at the barangay level.  Ms. Angeline Uy, brand manager of the Non-Alcoholic Beverage Group of GSMI said that Pinoys are just full of energy and fun when it comes to dancing so they thought it is the best way to promote fun and active nutrition and go with the brands’ effort to present an alternative and productive activity among the youth.

It is an exciting dance contest that will reward the champion with P5,000, followed by P3,000 and P2,000 for the second and third prize respectively. The first place winners will move on to the next level of the competition and will compete with other first place winners from other barangays, and still have the chance to win bigger prizes.

Those interested will need to register via SMS or be present on the day of the competition and submit 24 crowns of Magnolia Healthy Beverages RGB and 10 sachets of Magnolia Powdered Drink Mix.

There will be 16 barangays competing for this first ever Barangay Sayaw, Iba Ang Sigla Dance Competition by Magnolia Healthy Beverages so there are more chances for dance groups to practice, enjoy their drink and win.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Marlon Stockinger for Globe Tattoo Tonino Lamborghini

I am very happy to be part of the launch of Globe Tattoo Tonino Lamborghini and Marlon Stockinger as its newest endorser together with Saab Magalona, Coach Rio de la CruzAlodia Gosiengfiao, and Sarah Gaugler.

Our friends in the media also were given a chance to try how fast the connection is with Globe Tattoo Tonino Lamborghini, the fastest broadband stick up to 10 mbps.

Be as big as you want to be with the first and biggest network in the country. Get set with the new Tattoo Tonino Lamborghini Stick and race to the nearest Globe Store!

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Tattoo, the leading authority in broadband, lives up to these fast changing times and brings forth their latest technological innovation on internet connectivity. It is the first, and it is the fastest. In collaboration with the most renowned name in the auto industry, Tattoo proudly introduces the new Tattoo Tonino Lamborghini.

With the name of the legendary speed master in tow, Tattoo Tonino Lamborghini quenches every web surfer’s thirst for speed as it runs with speeds of up to 10 mbps coming in its sleek and sophisticated design. The Tattoo Tonino Lamborghini Stick comes with the revolutionary HSPA+ device. It comes free at Tattoo Postpaid Plan 2,199 with Unlimited Data and 200 SMS to Globe/TM monthly. Subscribers may also choose a MyFi Device (speeds of up to 5Mbps) at an additional +P50 per month, so they can share their Tattoo Mobile Broadband connection with up to 5 devices.

It is the first internet device commercially available running on the largest 4G Network in the country for every user to enjoy seamless connectivity anytime, anywhere. With record-setting speeds, users can enjoy consistent video streaming, gaming and other on-line activities. It is connectivity like you have never experienced before.

In a Philippine first, Globe announces a major expansion of its current 4G footprint by becoming the first carrier in the Philippines to launch the commercial roll out of 4G mobile technology. This rollout, the first phase of which utilizes the global standard HSPA+ or Evolved High-Speed Packet Access, will complement Globe Telecom’s existing 4G WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) network. The rollout of Globe 4G mobile network will provide its subscribers high speed broadband access with the added convenience of full mobility.

To date, Globe 4G mobile technology has been deployed covering sites across Metro Manila, which includes Marikina, Quezon City, Makati, Pasay, Las Pinas, Taguig and the City of Manila. By end-2011, Globe expects to increase its 4G presence dramatically with continued expansion planned into 2012.

Marlon Stockinger

Strengthening this collaboration further, Tattoo puts a face to the new device leader in speed with Filipino-Swiss Formula One racer Marlon Stockinger. At the young age of 19, Stockinger has nabbed numerous awards and continues to make his mark in the racing circuit as he ranks in Formula One competitions, banking on speed at every point. He furthers in speedway supremacy by being the first ever Filipino to win a Formula race in Europe. Stockinger won the ninth round of the Michelin Formula Renault UK 2010 held last October and finished eighth overall in the series.
Marlon Stöckinger is a rare exception to the rule. Having discovered his dream at the tender age of 9, this young achiever certainly knows what he wants and is extremely determined to get it. Marlon, who began racing professionally in 2006 (even emerging as champion in his first race!), already has a series of impressive accomplishments under his belt: Philippine Rotax Max Champion (2004-2007), Asian Karting Champion (2006), Formula BMW Pacific Scholarship Winner (2008), and several podium finishes, pole positions among others.

“All the sacrifices I have made to pursue my passion has led to this make-or-break point, and there’s no turning back,” shares Marlon. “And now, more than ever, the next few races will not just be about me. Beyond fulfilling my dream, I also want to show the world that Filipinos can stand out and make their mark in the international racing arena.” Sharing Marlon’s vision of becoming marked for greatness, Tattoo continues to blaze a trail through cyberspace, they continue to represent through Stockinger, young Filipinos who have made names for themselves online and offline.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


I wish I could visit this resort...  Not your ordinary Boracay!

And if you were able to get the chance to grab Cebu Pacific's PISO Fare and will soon visit BOHOL, why not try coming to this beach as they have loads of promos right now.
Avail of the soft opening promo of Henann Resort at Alona Beach and experience a once in a lifetime vacation in the island paradise of Panglao, Bohol.
For only P9,240 nett per night, guests may stay in one of twelve exclusive villas situated amidst lush tropical gardens with refreshing views of the sea, palm groves and swimming pool. The promo is inclusive of complimentary Filipino or American breakfast for two. The offer is valid until September 30, 2011.
Formerly Alona Palm Beach Resort, Henann Resort is the latest acquisition of the Boracay Regency Group of Resorts also known as Henann Resorts, owner and operator of Boracay Regency Beach Resort and Spa, Boracay Garden Resort and Regency Lagoon Resort.

“We are overwhelmed by the positive response we have been receiving since we re-launched the resort a few months ago. We’re offering this promo to entice more local tourists to discover the inspiringly magical beauty of Panglao Island,” said Isabel Garcia, In-Charge of Marketing of Henann Resorts.
Henann Resort is situated on a slightly elevated area along the powdery white stretch of Alona Beach. Offering the utmost privacy to guests, the villas are separated by 70-meter wide coconut palm groves from the white beach. The resort has the widest beach front along Alona Beach and also features a 450- square meter fresh water swimming pool with bar.

Each villa is equipped with a split-type air conditioner and ceiling fan, terrace with sun beds, LCD TV with cable, telephone with IDD and NDD, WIFI access, personal safety box, and mini bar.
The province of Bohol is centrally located in the Visayas region and is only an hour away by plane from Manila. Land transfers from provincial capital Tagbilaran City to Henann Resort takes 30-45 minutes.
Aside from the Chocolate Hills and the Philippine Tarsier, Bohol is also famous for landmarks and attractions such as the Dauis Church, Blood Compact Shrine, Magsaysay Camp, and Loboc River. Popular tourist activities include bird spotting in Rajah Sikatuna National Park, diving in Panglao Island and whale and dolphin watching in Bohol Sea, among others.
For reservations and inquiries, please call Henann Resort at (63)(38) 5029141 and 44 , (63)(2) 4913627,  (63)(2) 5231234 local 607 or email

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Kodak Philippines' Kodak by Me: Upload Photos and Win Kodak Cameras

Who says summer is over? Na-a-ah!  Summer is not yet over as Kodak Philippines officially launched “Kodak by Me,” an on-line domestic travel photo competition housed in Kodak Philippines’ official Facebook page.

Kodak Philippines’ “Kodak by Me” campaign aims to give Filipinos a platform to place local tourism in a positive light through their photos showcasing the breathtaking sights and many adventures that only the Philippines can offer.

In line with the launch of this travel photo competition, Kodak Philippines unveiled 3 new digital cameras and 1 pocket HD cam with instant online sharing capabilities: Kodak Easyshare Mini, EasyShare Touch, EasyShare Sport digital cameras and Kodak PlaySport HD pocket video camera that allow Filipinos to let the world see the country they love, through their eyes. These product introductions are a testimony to Kodak Philippines’ commitment to ongoing innovation that helps people stay connected and share life’s moments.

The contest started this May and the first task is to upload traveling-couples photos which will run until June 19.  There will be more photo tasks/themes in the coming months so just make sure that you're a fan of Kodak Philippines on Facebook.

Everyone can send in their photo and video entries and instantly be qualified to win the latest Kodak digital cameras–Kodak Easyshare Mini, EasyShare Touch, EasyShare Sport digital or Kodak PlaySport HD pocket video camera—twice every month!

Minor weekly themes will also be rolled-out where participants can win amazing prizes such as digital frames, printing coupons, memory storage, one-of-a-kind travel kits and accessories.

To learn more about Kodak’s newest offerings and to get a chance to join the Kodak By Me travel photo competition, join Kodak Philippines official Facebook page today!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Chikka Live at Ustream Brings Online Musical Sensations

Chikka Live is an 8-week live streaming music fest featuring exclusive performances by Filipino-American Internet celebrities such as Krissy and Ericka, AJ Rafael, Ramiele Malubay, Christian Joseph, Erika David, and special guests like Marie Digby and many more!

Log on to and add 002011 as a buddy and catch:

Christian Joseph (Sydney) June 04
Krissy and Ericka w/ Marie Digby (Mnl) June 11
Erika David (NY) June 18
Ramiele Malubay (SF) June 25
AJ Rafael (LA) July 02

Don't miss out Christian Joseph's performance today 7 PM (MNL) 9 PM (AUS).

Last May 21, Krissy and Ericka were the first performers at the Chikka Live at Ustream and they gave away one of their guitars.  Chikka Live is really like a backstage pass!  You can request for a song,  photos and digital MP3 downloads of your favorite online artists.

I'm waiting for Ramiele Mabulay, one of the finalists in American Idol.  How about you guys, who's your favorite online musical sensation?

Bugo Bridge Inauguration in Antique

The recently concluded Bugo Bridge inauguration in San Remigio, Antique, proved to be a timely blessing for many residents of the  calamity-prone region.

Constructed by Waagner-Biro Philippines Inc. (WBPI), the local subsidiary of Austria-based corporation Waagner-Biro Stahlbau AG, in partnership with the Austrian government and DPWH, the unveiling of the 430-linear meter bridge attracted curious San Remigio denizens in droves, as well as passers-by from neighboring towns.

San Remigio mayor Hon. Glenn Cabigunda expressed his gratitude for the completion of the project.  “On behalf of the San Remigionhons, I would like to thank Antique Governor Javier, his son Congressman Paolo Javier and the Austrian Embassy for their part in the realization of the new Bugo Bridge,” he said. “The bridge can boost the economy of the town.  People in the mountain barangays will no longer worry traversing high waters along Sibalom River during rainy season just to get to the town to transport their harvests.”

Governor Javier added, “I am happy that WBPI was able to finish this project ahead of schedule. They finished it on just one year and six months – one month ahead of schedule. This new bridge will not just provide the farmers easy access to the market but will also open up other opportunities with the presence of a number of waterfalls in the area that we could develop into tourism destinations.”

Local townspeople also reveled in the opening of the new bridge. One ecstatic family from San Remigio who witnessed the inauguration couldn’t contain their excitement after the official ribbon-cutting ceremony. “Ga pasalamat gid kami sang bag-o nga taytay kay dako gid ang bulig sini sa amon pangabuhi,” (We are thankful for this new bridge because our livelihood depends on it) said the family’s matriarch.  “Tungod sang taytay, mas may tiempo na kami sa amon nga mga pamilya.” (We now have more time to spend with our family).

Construction of the bridge started on October 1, 2009, and was completed last March 31, 2011 – one month ahead of schedule. The Bugo Bridge is one of 18 bridges that qualified for full turnkey construction by the Supply and Services Contract of Austrian Bridges Consortium WB + MCE, under the DPWH Construction Acceleration Project for Calamity Stricken Areas. WBPI is responsible for the overall management and implementation of the project.

The DPWH Construction Acceleration Project for Calamity Stricken Areas project started on July 7, 2008 and is scheduled to be completed on July 6, 2011. It aims to immediately replace disaster stricken bridges with structurally sound permanent steel bridges in order to sustain basic social industrial and agricultural activities, and to provide safe and faster movement of goods.

The Bugo Bridge is a milestone for WBPI as it commemorates its 15th year of operations in the country, playing a major role in projects that will serve to improve the lives of many Filipinos in the calamity-stricken area.  Other remarkable bridges constructed by DPWH using the Austrian modular steel bridging materials are: 1) 900 linear meter Calaba Bridge in Bangued, Abra; 2) 350 linear meter Jones Bridge in Jones, Isabela and 3) the 140 linear meter Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge connecting the cities of Makati and Mandaluyong in Metro Manila.

The Bugo Bridge is the latest addition to the impressive resume of Waagner-Biro’s 15-year history in the country. In 1999, Waagner-Biro Stahlbau AG signed the first contract with the Philippine government “The President’s Bridge Program Phase II – Austrian Assisted” represented by the Department of the Interior and Local Government for the supply, engineering and related services covering 306 bridges with a total length of 12,250 linear meters. This first contract was implemented within a period of 57 months in close coordination with the DILG and the Local Government Units.

In 2001, DPWH Austrian Bridges Consortium WB + MCE, signed another contract with the Philippine government represented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) called “DPWH Bridge Construction Replacement Project – Austrian Assisted”.

This contract comprises the supply of 112 modular steel bridges including the detailed engineering of substructures and auxiliary services for a total length of 7,825 linear meters. The implementation of this project covering the national secondary road network in the Philippines took 39 months and was completed by end of July 2005.
All projects consisting of 436 bridges and a total of 21,555 linear meters were financed by Austrian export loans under the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) framework on a bilateral basis.

After so many years of presence and the successful implementation of three big bridge projects, the Austrian modular steel bridges have become well known and a trademark in the Philippines in terms of reliable and high quality steel bridge construction.

Internationally, Waagner-Biro consists of the Waagner-Biro Stahlbau AG Group with its two divisions of steel and glass construction and bridge construction; Waagner-Biro Austria Stage Systems – the most important international supplier of stage equipment; Waagner-Biro Gulf – an infrastructure specialist; and finally the British subsidiary Qualter, Hall & Co Ltd., working in the fields of mechanical engineering, bridge construction and contract manufacturing.

The bridge construction division of the Waagner-Biro Stahlbau AG Group also operates internationally in the fields of mechanical and steel construction. Waagner-Biro is a full-range supplier in the steel bridge construction area and in system bridges. The success of the Waagner-Biro Group is based on top level engineering know-how and more than 150 years experience in steel construction and mechanical engineering.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cirque Du Soleil: Varekai in Manila

In an effort to bring world-class entertainment to the country, Hoopla Inc., official promoter of Cirque du Soleil in the Philippines, finally brings one of the Cirque du Soleil big top live production Varekai.  Cirque du Soleil is a major Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment.

 Varekai has been touring in the last nine years in North America, Australia, New Zealand and Europe. This year, Varekai finally visits Asia beginning with Taiwan in January. They are currently performing in South Korea and will be premiering in the Philippines in June 2011.

Hoopla, Inc. believes that the Manila staging of Varekai will help boost the image of the Philippines as an entertainment destination and will encourage other big-ticket productions to consider the country for their shows. The official promoter also shares that they are very excited to bring Cirque du Soleil to the Philippines because they feel that the local audience deserves only the best. Made possible by the show’s presenting sponsors, Manila Hotel and Banco De Oro, together with its official sponsor, Sun Life Financial, they stressed that there is huge market for high-quality productions in the Philippines, affirming the Filipinos’ passion for art, music and entertainment.

Cirque du Soleil will set up its trademark blue and yellow Grand Chapiteau (Big Top) which can house up to over 2,500 audiences across Quirino Grandstand. Varekai will perform in Manila for a limited engagement from June 22-July 8, 2011. Tickets are available through our online box office at or For inquiries, call 775-0939, 881-0947, 0919-4508125 and 0917-4436463.