Saturday, October 31, 2015

Robust Extreme - How Long Can You Go?!



It counts as exercise, boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure, lowers heart attack risk, prevents prostate cancer, improves sleep and eases stress among other health benefits? Sex. Don’t let life prevent you, responsible adults, from indulging in this healthy pleasure. Stress, fatigue, aging and other factors that slow down your sex life can be beaten with Robust Extreme.

ATC Healthcare International Corp. sought out the best herbal ingredients out there to help you gain stamina and libido once again, and it’s packed into a convenient little capsule Robust Extreme. Robust Extreme is a food supplement that supposedly helps men against erectile dysfunction and it is a perfect combination of certain herbal extracts that are helpful in maintaining the energy and appetite for sex like:


Spiral Algae contains various micro-materials that are essential for the body such as gamma-flax oleic acid and beta-carotene.
Corn Extract is a good cleanser for the urinary tract and is also beneficial for disorders of the prostate and cystitis and inflammation of the urethra.

Medlar Extract is a known diuretic and stimulation extract.
Ginseng Extract is known for its anti-oxidant properties and it is known as a treatment for stress and low libido.

Epimedium Extract or Horny Goat Weed is mainly used for its aphrodisiac properties and is commonly used as a sexual enhancer. It is also used as a treatment for erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.

Cistanche Salsa Extract is used to increase men’s sexual power and is useful in increasing circulation to the genitals. It also increases male potency, treats impotence, premature ejaculation and frequent urination.
Hawthorn Berry Extract is beneficial for the health of the circulatory system. All these components, tried and tested for ages, make up Robust Extreme. Robust Extreme is recommended for men aged 18 years old and above and it must be taken two hours before the intimate activity.


Want to be included in that 4,000-count today? Just take Robust Extreme and get ready for an extremely intense action. At only SRP P125.00 per capsule, get ready for action. Robust Extreme is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide.

SM Holds First Religious Art Exhibit in Pampanga



Angeles, Pampanga. October 2015 – SM, in partnership with Foundation for Lingap Kapampangan and the Archdiocese Commission on Church Heritage, recently held “Obra Sagrada” at SM City Clark.

Obra Sagrada, which roughly translates to “sacred works,” featured works of art with religious themes from 20 artists hailing from Pampanga, Bulacan, Bukidnon and Metro Manila. Dubbed as the first ecclesiastical art exhibit in the country, Obra Sagrada aims to promote awareness for both the art and artists, giving them the opportunity to showcase their craft not only in the country, but also in Asia-Pacific.
The exhibit also featured work from Wilfredo “Willy” Layug, the creator of the “Our Lady of Palo” statue from the Papal Visit earlier this year.  The art forms come in a variety of vestments and sculptures, altars, retablos, church furniture and fixtures, religious home d├ęcor, gold leafing, and metal smithing work.

Apart from the art exhibit, guest speakers also gave talks on Christian iconography and heritage appreciation.
SM Supermalls President Annie Garcia said it is a privilege for the company to host and sponsor such an event that would promote local artists and cultural heritage. “We want the public to see how rich our country’s religious art heritage is, and how much talent we have in the country in this artistic category. Hopefully, this serves as an inspiration to budding artists out there,” Garcia added.
Such exhibits are in line with the company’s programs that promote Philippine heritage and culture. This partnership with the Foundation for Lingap Kapampangan and the Archdiocese Commission on Church gave SM mall-goers the rare opportunity to have a glimpse of and rediscover the Philippine’s rich religious art heritage. SM is exploring its partnership with these organizations further to make Obra Sagrada an annual activity in SM Clark and to bring the exhibit to other SM malls.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Breakout Philippines: The Country's Premiere Escape Room Game Presents Two Intense Halloween Events





Mark your calendars for November 7, 2015 and get ready for the ultimate Halloween event of the year! FOX International Channels and Victoria Court are partnering up with Breakout Philippines, the country’s premiere escape room game, to bring you an immersive horror experience like Ever since 2014, Breakout has been providing a unique experience to thousands of players by trapping them in different themed rooms for 45 minutes. They are given an interactive game where players have to team up to find clues and solve logic puzzles based on various storylines. Participants are encouraged to PLAN as a team, SOLVE puzzles collaboratively in order to ESCAPE before time

This Halloween season, #VPartySeries: Midnight Mysteries changes the game as it is no longer enough to BREAKOUT... you must now also SURVIVE! You and your friends will be trapped in a room and will have 45 minutes to try and survive the horror set before you.

There will be scare actors that will enter and exit the room as they please. Some will be nice and try to help you by giving you clues, while some... are not. Be prepared as they invade your personal space, tell you bone chilling stories, separate you from your friends and sometimes, even leave you alone in the dark.

Be ready to be pushed out of your comfort zone. This is still a BREAKOUT event so there is still puzzle solving involved. You will still choose among the 5 super thematic rooms of Victoria Court Malate which will determine the style of the overall puzzle you will have to solve:

2. The Casino Royale Room

4. The Candy Land Room

5. The Marakkesh (Sex in the City) Room

If the scares get too extreme for you, there is a safe word... screaming “I want my mommy” will signal our actors to back off and bring you back to your friends.  Though be warned, doing so will forfeit the clue you may receive by surviving the scare. Missing out on 1 clue won’t make it impossible to solve the puzzle, but it will make it very difficult. So wear your brown pants and as much as you can,

If that’s not enough, Breakout Philippines is also teaming up once again with FOX to bring you The Walking Dead Breakout Room. As if time pressure is not enough, you and your friends have to escape while trying to keep your wits together as a flesh-eating walker breathes down your necks.

This is happening at TriNoma Level 4 Garden Restaurants (until November 14 only) and at the Breakout Katipunan Branch. See if you have what it takes to survive by registering through our 3 main payment channels—online, bank deposit, or in-store registration in any Victoria Court Branch. Visit www.breakout.com.ph for more details.

For more updates, please follow Breakout Philippines on Facebook

(https://www.facebook.com/breakoutphilippines) and Instagram (@BreakoutPH), and Victoria Court on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaCourtPH) and Instagram (@victoriacourtVC).


Thursday, October 29, 2015

Nippon Paint Announces NPYDA 2015 Winners



Nippon Paint (Coatings) Philippines has announced the local winners who will represent the Philippines in this year’s Nippon Paint Young Designer Award (NYPDA) 2015, a regional competition across 12 Asia Pacific countries organized by Asia’s no.1 coatings manufacturer Nippon Paint.

Jose Augustine Ricarte, an Architecture student from the University of Santo Tomas (UST) who submitted the entry “Marikina Link”, and Martha Joyce Tomas, an Interior Design student also from the UST with her entry “Biojet”, bagged the Gold awards for the Architecture and Interior Design categories, respectively.

The two students used this year’s theme “Design with Heart,” as their guiding principle. The theme  challenged the participants like never before to further push the boundaries for future living by creating spaces that can connect people from all walks of life—including the physically challenged community, the elderly, the young, and nursing mothers—as well as enhance experience and transform lives. “With the official launch of the NPYDA in the Philippines last year, we have noticed how Filipino designers have this genuine passion in creating spaces which are people-oriented and environment-friendly,” said Mr. Michael Chung, General Manager of Nippon Paint (Coatings) Philippines.  “We are confident that this year’s winners can maximize their innate talent to step up and compete with other countries,” he added.

Each of the Gold Awardees   won PhP50,000 cash prize, a 6-month internship at Lor Calma & Partners (for Interior Design)/ Casas Architects (for Architecture), plus an  all-expense paid overseas trip for a once-in-a lifetime learning programme, an exclusive workshop crafted especially for winners featuring internationally renowned speakers in the fields of architecture and interior design.

The winner’s professor/adviser also received P10,000 cash prize, while his or her academic institution also received P10,000 cash prize and P10,000-worth of paint voucher. The winning entries were evaluated based on their Green & Sustainable Design Concept, Colour Concept, Design Innovation, and Design Concept Statement.


Judging the entries for Architecture category are   Ar. Jose Ramon Carunungan, Ar. & IDr. Eduardo Calma, Ar. Rolando Cordero, Ar. Chona Elvas-Ponce, Ar. Consuelo “Peach” C. Buencamino, Ar. Carmelo “Meloy” Casas, Ar. Abelardo M. Tolentino, Jr. And Ar. Nina Bailon Arce. Judges for the Interior Design category are IDr. Michael Pizarro, IDr. Rachelle Medina, IDr. Vincent Louie Tan, IDr. Belen Morey, IDr. Jose Maria "Johnny" Hubilla, IDr. Wilfrid Nicholo Magcase, IDr. Marichie Costelo and IDr. Roland Laurena.

Among the other awardees were: Marko Alab Adviento, UST, Silver Award - Architecture; Courtney Gatus, University of the Philippines (UP), Silver Award – Interior Design; Ruben Felizarte, Far Eastern University, Best Colour Choice Award, Architecture; Courtney Gatus, UP, Best Colour Choice Award, Interior Design; Kae Ann Aguila, UST, Best Green Innovation Award, Architecture; and Martha Joyce Thomas, UST, Best Green Innovation Award, Interior Design.

In collaboration with such reputable professional societies such as the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID), Council of Interior Design Educator (CIDE), United Architects of the Philippines (UAP), and Council of Deans and Heads in Architecture Schools in the Philippines (CODHASP), Lor Calma and Partners, CASAS + Architects and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the NPYDA braces for a more exciting, more fruitful competition this year.

For more information on Nippon Paint Young Designer Award 2015, please log on to www.youngdesigneraward.ph.

NBA Rosters Feature 100 International Players for Second Consecutive Year


The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that 100 international players from 37 countries and territories are on opening night rosters for the 2015-16 season, marking the second consecutive year that opening night rosters feature at least 100 international players.

There are a record 10 African and a record nine Brazilian players on opening night rosters.  Canada has the most of any country for the second straight year with a record-tying 12 NBA players.  France comes in second for the second consecutive year with 10 NBA players.  Australia features a record-tying eight players, while Croatia and Spain round out the top five with four NBA players each. 



For the second consecutive year, all 30 NBA teams feature at least one international player.  The Toronto Raptors lead the league with seven international players, while the Cleveland Cavaliers, Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs and Utah Jazz each feature six.  The Atlanta Hawks, Dallas Mavericks and Denver Nuggets field five each, while the rosters of the Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks and Orlando Magic each include four. 

The NBA’s 70th season begins tonight with a doubleheader on TNT as part of Kia NBA Tip-Off 2015.  In the first game, the Cavaliers visit the Bulls at 8 p.m. ET.  The NBA Champion Golden State Warriors (three international players) then host the New Orleans Pelicans (two international players) at 10:30 p.m. ET.  The Detroit Pistons (three international players) visit the Hawks at 8 p.m. ET on NBA LEAGUE PASS.

A number of high-profile international players will make their NBA debut during opening week, including:
  • Mario Hezonja (Croatia) and the Magic hosting the Washington Wizards, Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. ET on NBA LEAGUE PASS.
  • Emmanuel Mudiay (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and the Nuggets visiting the Houston Rockets, Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. ET on NBA LEAGUE PASS.
  • Kristaps Porzingis (Latvia) and the Knicks taking on the Bucks in Milwaukee, Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. ET on NBA LEAGUE PASS.


NBA rosters at the start of the 2014-15 season featured a record 101 international players from 37 countries and territories.  The league has established a major international presence, with games and programming available in 215 countries and territories and 47 languages and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on six continents. 



Below please find the full list of international players on 2015-16 opening night rosters (active and inactive):

Country
Full Name
Team
Argentina
Los Angeles Clippers
Argentina
San Antonio Spurs
Argentina
Toronto Raptors
Australia
Chicago Bulls
Australia
Cleveland Cavaliers
Australia
Cleveland Cavaliers
Australia
Detroit Pistons
Australia
Golden State Warriors
Australia
San Antonio Spurs
Australia
Utah Jazz
Australia
Utah Jazz
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Denver Nuggets
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Phoenix Suns
Brazil
Atlanta Hawks
Brazil
Chicago Bulls
Brazil
Cleveland Cavaliers
Brazil
Golden State Warriors
Brazil
Los Angeles Lakers
Brazil
Toronto Raptors
Brazil
Toronto Raptors
Brazil
Utah Jazz
Brazil
Washington Wizards
Cameroon
Los Angeles Clippers
Cameroon
Philadelphia 76ers
Canada
Boston Celtics
Canada
Cleveland Cavaliers
Canada
Dallas Mavericks
Canada
Detroit Pistons
Canada
Los Angeles Lakers
Canada
Milwaukee Bucks
Canada
Minnesota Timberwolves
Canada
Orlando Magic
Canada
Philadelphia 76ers
Canada
Toronto Raptors
Canada
Toronto Raptors
Canada
Utah Jazz
Cape Verde
Atlanta Hawks
Congo
Oklahoma City Thunder
Croatia
Brooklyn Nets
Croatia
Minnesota Timberwolves
Croatia
Orlando Magic
Croatia
Sacramento Kings
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Denver Nuggets
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Toronto Raptors
Dominican Republic
Atlanta Hawks
Dominican Republic
Portland Trail Blazers
France
Charlotte Hornets
France
Denver Nuggets
France
Indiana Pacers
France
Milwaukee Bucks
France
New Orleans Pelicans
France
New York Knicks
France
Orlando Magic
France
San Antonio Spurs
France
San Antonio Spurs
France
Utah Jazz
Georgia
Dallas Mavericks
Germany
Atlanta Hawks
Germany
Dallas Mavericks
Germany
Utah Jazz
Greece
Milwaukee Bucks
Israel
Sacramento Kings
Italy
Brooklyn Nets
Italy
Denver Nuggets
Italy
Sacramento Kings
Latvia
New York Knicks
Lithuania
Houston Rockets
Lithuania
Toronto Raptors
Montenegro
Chicago Bulls
Montenegro
Minnesota Timberwolves
Montenegro
Orlando Magic
New Zealand
Oklahoma City Thunder
Nigeria
Golden State Warriors
Poland
Washington Wizards
Puerto Rico
Dallas Mavericks
Russia
Brooklyn Nets
Russia
Cleveland Cavaliers
Russia
Cleveland Cavaliers
Senegal