Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Whitney Houston Show 2016 Live in Manila this August 2016

"The Greatest Love of All" I should say will be not only be the best recall song that I will remember Whitney Houston with but also what we can say on the contribution she made to the music industry and the world. This time we will Re-Live her in this astounding tribute concert echoing around the world.

This will stage the full production crew from the US starting with the band, dancers and theatrical effects, everything that The Whitney Houston Show have the Philippines will experience. Featuring the breathtaking voice of Belinda Davids who's the perfect person to recommence the world concert tour of Whitney. Belinda, being the top pick to perform on Whitney's behalf was chosen among 15,000 candidates in 12 countries who auditioned for the concert.

Belinda Davids was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and began performing professionally at the age of 14. She has never had vocal training and is blessed with a 4 octave vocal range, and hence the ability to sing any genre. Her musical heart has always been R&B; Belinda's inspirations as a child were Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, Chaka Khan, Donny Hathaway, Michael Jackson and the one artist whom she still, to this day, honours in every show she performs – Whitney Houston.

To give you an idea on how good Belinda is, take a look at the comments below:

“The soul of Whitney Houston is not only alive on the Mandela Stage but its effortless, mesmerizing and in full voice. Don't believe me? You will.”
- Rave Review

“If you had walked into the iZulu Theatre blindfolded and listened to the opening song, you would be forgiven for thinking you were listening to Houston herself, Davids is that good.”
- ToNight

“I saw Whitney live in concert twice. Belinda Davids’ show featuring her songs was, dare I say, better.”
Kay Sexwale

Reminise with the famous hits of her 30 year career like  'How Will I Know', 'I Wanna Dance With Somebody', 'Where Do Broken Hearts Go', 'Didn't We Almost Have It All', 'I'm Every Woman', 'One Moment In Time', 'I Have Nothing' and of course, 'I Will Always Love You' and many more.

Don’t miss this critically acclaimed once in a lifetime live show of a tribute to a woman who has long been an icon of pop music and vocal ability, The Greatest Love Of All – The Whitney Houston Show Tour 2016 on Friday, August 26th, 8PM at the IEC Pavillon, Cebu City and on Saturday, August 27th at the PICC Plenary Hall, Pasay City, Manila.

Presented by DMC Philippines, in cooperation with Gotesco Group Of Companies, and Gruppo Group Of Companies. This event is also brought to you by Hotel Jen, the official residence and Novu hair. Special thanks to our media partners: NET 25, Eagle Broadcasting, RMN, 558 DZXL, 774 DWWW, Radyo Agila,  90.7 Love Radio, 95.5 Pinas FM, 96.3 Easy Rock, 97.9 Home Radio, 101.1 YES FM, 107.5 Wish FM, Business Mirror, Peoples Tonight, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, Manila Concert Scene, Philippine Concerts, and  When In Manila. Tickets are now available at SM Tickets ( and Ticket World ( outlets.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Milwuakee Bucks's Michael Carter-Williams Headlines NBA 3X Philippines 2016 presented by Panasonic

The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that 2013-14 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams of the Milwaukee Bucks will headlineNBA 3X Philippines 2016 presented by Panasonic, which returns to Manila from Aug. 19-21 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.  Registration for NBA 3X Philippines 2016 begins July 29 at

Returning for the sixth consecutive year, NBA 3X Philippines 2016 will include a 3-on-3 tournament featuring 200 men’s and women’s teams from all over the country, as well as performances by local artists and DJs.  The event will showcase authentic NBA entertainment and activities free for fans of all ages to experience throughout the weekend.  Carter-Williams will be present throughout the event to inspire the athletes and interact with fans.

“I’m excited to visit the Philippines and experience Filipino fans’ passion for basketball during the NBA 3X,” said Carter-Williams.  “Being a part of this event is a great opportunity to see the growth of the game internationally, and I look forward to working with these talented athletes.”

“We are proud to stage the sixth edition of NBA 3X in the Philippines, which continues to provide fans with a platform to interact with some of the league’s marquee talents,” said NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson.  “In collaboration with our new presenting partner Panasonic, NBA 3X will once again bring out the players’ competitive spirit and showcase the NBA experience to thousands of Filipino fans through a weekend of fun and entertainment.”

Carter-Williams, a 6’6” guard out of Syracuse University, was drafted 11thoverall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2013 NBA Draft.  He was named the 2013-14 Kia NBA Rookie of the Year and was unanimously selected to the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie First Team.  Carter-Williams joined the Bucks during the 2014-15 season, and averaged 11.5 points, 5.2 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game last season.

The competitive 3-on-3 tournament includes divisions for boys (under-13, under-16, under-18, and open category), girls (under-16 and open category) and an invitation only Celebrity Division featuring local personalities.

Registration for NBA 3X Philippines 2016 begins July 29 on a first-come first-serve basis at and runs until Aug. 14 or until all slots are full.  The Philippine International Convention Center will once again serve as a secondary venue to accommodate the teams.

The official partners of NBA 3X Philippines 2016 presented by Panasonic include CloudFone, Globe Telecom, Touch Mobile, and Sprite, with SM Mall of Asia and Spalding serving as Supporting Partners.  Official NBA broadcasters for the event are ABS-CBN Sports and Action, Basketball TV, and NBA Premium TV.

All participants in NBA 3X Philippines 2016 will receive an NBA 3X jersey.  Special prizes await the winners of each division.  Registration fees for the age divisions run at Php1,000 per team, while open divisions run at Php1,600 pesos per team.

For more information on NBA 3X Philippines 2016 and to register for the 3-on-3 tournament, log on to  Fans can also get event updates by following the NBA on Twitter and through Facebook and  For all things NBA, visit

About the NBA
The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League.  The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents.  NBA rosters at the start of the 2015-16 season featured 100 international players from 37 countries and territories.  NBA Digital’s assets include and the NBA app, which achieved record traffic during the 2014-15 season, as well as NBA TV.  The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with more than one billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms.  Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.

About Panasonic Manufacturing Philippines Corporation
Panasonic Manufacturing Philippines Corporation (PMPC), with factories located in Taytay, Rizal and in Sta. Rosa, Laguna is a manufacturer, importer, and distributor of electronic, electrical, mechanical, electro-mechanical appliances, other types of machines, parts and components and related products bearing the brand name, “Panasonic” in the Philippines. PMPC primarily manufactures refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines, and electric fans.  The company has a wide base of sales, distribution, and service centers strategically located at key municipalities, cities, and provinces all over the Philippines.  PMPC posted a sales performance of 8.7 billion pesos for the year ended March 31, 2016.  For more information about the company, please visit PMPC’s website at

World Series of Fighting - Global Championship Official Weigh-Ins Complete

World Series of Fighting – Global Championship (WSOF-GC) has finished with their weigh ins and all fights are a go. All main card fighters made weight without incident, including the Heavyweight Title Main Event, Russia’s Evgeny Erokhin (230) vs United States’ Richard Odoms (262).

Official Weights Below:
Evgeny Erokhin (230) vs Richard Odoms (262)
Mario Sismundo (145) vs Maimaitituoheti (140)
Yusaku Nakamura (125) vs Tim Moore (125)
Jujeath Nagaowa (106) vs Yuko Kiryu (105)
Lawrence DiGiulio (125) vs Marcel Adur (126)
Ahmed Mujtaba (143) vs Neil Larano (143)
Jenelyn Olsim (115) vs Nayara Hemily (113)
*Jessdan Dela Pena (162) vs Kelvin Ong (156)
**Yadwinder Singh (125) vs Uloomi Karim (125)
May Ooi (116) vs Katherine Roy (115)

World Series of Fighting – Global Championship (WSOF-GC) will air LIVE and FREE in its entirety this weekend, starting at 6am EST this Saturday, July 30 in United States at Fans can access the entire 10-fight event,as well as through, and
Another unique element that WSOF-GC is bringing to their fans is a 360-degree perspective of the fights courtesy of their new partner, Livit. Fans can access this through the LivitNow app to watch the event from a perspective like no other. Fans will have the capability to control how they see the action and the crowd that night.
In addition to the live, free event, is hosting a FREE weekend of its Global Fight Library. Fans can log on to the website and see not only this weekend’s bouts, but previous events including previous fights from WSOF-GC affiliates (United Kingdom’s ICE FC, Argentina’s ULLAMP, Italy’s SLAM FC, Costa Rica’s Calvo Promotions, Puerto Rico’s Royalty Combat, and Philippines’ Underground Battle MMA).           
WSOF-GC will host WSOF-GC 3 Philippines at Smart Araneta Coliseum on July 30, 2016. Tickets start at PHP300 with ringside seats available for PHP4000. Tickets are now on sale at all Ticketnet Outlets or online at

 World Series of Fighting Global’s ultimate mission is to bring together the best athletes from countries and organizations across the world to compete for a true, globally-recognized world champion. Media inquiries should be sent to Jason Lilly, Vice President of Operations of World Series of Fighting Global, Follow them on Twitter @WSOFGlobal.

* Jessdan Dela Pena failed to reach his contracted weight of 155, coming in at 162. His opponent, Kelvin Ong, came in at 150, so he was given two hours to cut to 160 in order for both fighters to be within 10 pounds, but failed to do so. His opponent weighed back in at 156 and the fight was declared official. Jessdan and Kelvin agreed to a 50% of Jessdan’s total fight purse, which will be given to Kelvin.

** Yadwinder Singh failed to make weight on his first attempt (127.5) but managed to make the 125-lb mark within an hour.

*This is Press Release

Friday, July 29, 2016

Most Searched Neighborhoods in the Philippines Ranked by Lamudi

Familiar neighborhoods top list of most-searched areas in the Philippines, according to latest Lamudi data

The first half of 2016 saw the continued dominance of Metro Manila areas or neighborhoods among places in the Philippines most searched for by online property-hunters. Sixteen of the top 20 areas or neighborhoods viewed by users of the Lamudi website were in Metro Manila, with interest shifting slightly among the areas as the year progressed.

Fairview in Quezon City was top among the areas or neighborhoods searched by online property-hunters. This Quezon City district was the most searched area in Metro Manila and the Philippines in the first half of 2016, according to Lamudi data. Although Fairview remained the most searched area from April to June 2016, search volume for this popular Quezon City location dipped 22% from Q1 to Q2 2016.

Fairview is followed by the Fort Bonifacio area in Taguig. Home to Bonifacio Global City, this area generated almost 150,000 page-views of properties in the first half of 2016. Furthermore, interest for this location among online property-hunters increased 14% from Q1 to Q2 2016.

Fort Bonifacio was followed two other Quezon City locations: Tandang Sora and Batasan Hills. However, similarly to Fairview, it looked that online property-hunters’ interest for these areas also waned between Q1 2016 and Q2 2016. Page-views for Tandang Sora dropped 38% between the first two quarters of 2016, while those for Batasan Hills dropped 15% during the same period.

Fifth on the list is the highly popular BF Homes in Parañaque. Properties in this gentrifying residential area, home to many restaurants, generated almost 130,000 page-views in the first half of 2016. In addition, search volume for BF Homes increased 9% between Q1 2016 and Q2 2016.

Wrapping up the top 10 most searched areas/neighborhoods in the Lamudi website are Legaspi Village (Makati), Novaliches (Quezon City), Talon Dos (Las Piñas), Poblacion (Makati), and Cubao (Quezon City).

From highest to lowest, the top 11 to 20 most-searched areas/neighborhoods included Talamban (Cebu), Malate (Manila), Don Bosco (Parañaque), Banilad (Cebu), Guadalupe (Cebu), Commonwealth (Quezon City), Salcedo Village (Makati), New Manila (Quezon City), Lahug (Cebu), and Bel-Air (Makati).

Together, these 20 areas/neighborhoods made up more than 24% of all searches conducted in the Lamudi website in the first six months of 2016. There were a total of 4,536 areas/neighborhoods all over the Philippines included in this data analysis.

According the Lamudi, the results of this analysis offer insights on which specific locations property-hunters are researching for online. Although certain locations definitely are easily remembered due to high real estate activity, notably by major property developers (e.g., Legaspi Village, Salcedo Village, and Fort Bonifacio), some definitely are constantly in prospective homebuyers’ mind, perhaps because they have been popular residential areas for many years (e.g., BF Homes, Tandang Sora, Batasan Hills, New Manila).


Lamudi is a leading global property portal focusing exclusively on emerging markets. It offers sellers, buyers, landlords and renters a secure and easy-to-use platform to find or list properties online. Lamudi was established in 2013 in Berlin, Germany and it is currently available in Latin America (Mexico, Colombia and Peru), Asia (Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka) and Middle East (Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates). Within fewer than three years, Lamudi has established its presence as a key online real estate marketplace in the countries where it is operating. For more information, visit Lamudi Philippines on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

Established in September 2010, is one of the leading Philippine real estate online and print brand that brings property buyers and sellers together. The website’s main offerings are listings of pre-selling properties and properties for sale and for rent. Both website and magazine also provide relevant and updated industry news and information for its clients and consumers. And with the release of its mobile version, finding or selling a home is made even easier. For more information, visit MyProperty on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram.

Little White Box trunk show made sweeter with Villa del Conte

Little White Box treated Manila’s fashion elite to luscious Villa del Conte chocolates at the recent Little White Box trunk show at the exclusive Makati Garden Club. Guests had their choice of Villa del Conte’s Italian artisanal creations such as the heavenly chocolate bar flavors in milk chocolate with cereals, 50% dark chocolate with crunchy toffee and sea salt, or fine milk chocolate with hazelnut chips. You can also make your events and parties sweeter and more enjoyable! Visit Villa del Conte stores at Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Shangri-la Mall, Resorts World, Alabang Town Center, SM Megamall and Robinsons Magnolia. For bulk orders, please contact 893-2575 or 621-6101. Go to to know more about Villa del Conte.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Fox Sports Philippines to air WSOF Global Championship 3

FOX Sports, synonymous with being the exclusive provider of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) worldwide, is now home to World Series of Fighting Global Championship (WSOF-GC) in Philippines.
A programming license agreement was reached between WSOF-GC and FOX Networks Group, seeing FOX Sports Philippines as the Official Media Partner for the Manila event this Saturday, July 30, and the exclusive Philippine Pay TV home for the 2016 WSOF Global Championship Events. WSOF Global Championship 3 airs July 31 at 10am on FOX Sports Philippines, with multiple repeats the following week, and will likewise be available via linear streaming and via video-on-demand via and FOX Sports Play shortly after.      
Jude Turcuato, SVP and GM of FOX Networks Group Philippines said, "FOX Sports has always aligned itself with the biggest, top-tier international sports properties. At the same time, we realize the value of local relevance and being able to cater to the Filipino sports fan. We are excited to work with World Series of Fighting Global Championship, to help further their global brand to this market, and we hope to contribute in growing MMA in the Philippines through this partnership.”
“Today marks a huge step in the direction that WSOF Global is taking on airing our events around the world,” stated Dunesa Hesser, Owner of WSOF-GC. “We may not have the brand that UFC has, but we certainly have the talent. Our first fight with FOX Sports Philippines airs the day after the live event, which includes a main event with our reigning heavyweight champion, Evgeny Erokhin, on a 9-fight KO win streak, against 11-2 Richard Odoms, who was previously signed with the UFC but was released due to injury before he could make his debut there. Our event also showcases a 4-man tournament featuring four of the best flyweights in the world, as well as undefeated prospects from Philippines, Pakistan, and India. This exposure will be great for our company, the fighters, and for FOX Sports, as we continue to be the leading brand in the Asian market.”
Fight fans can also watch a replay of the fights at For $4.99/month, you can have access to the entire WSOF Global Fight Library, which not only includes WSOF-GC events, but affiliate events from 13 countries on 6 continents from around the world.
WSOF-GC will host WSOF-GC 3 Philippines at Smart Araneta Coliseum on July 30, 2016. Tickets start at PHP300 with ringside seats available for PHP4000. Tickets are now on sale at Smart Araneta Coliseum has been host to many great events over the years, but is most notably known for Ali vs Frazier III “The Thrilla in Manila”.
World Series of Fighting Global’s ultimate mission is to bring together the best athletes from countries and organizations across the world to compete for a true, globally-recognized world champion. Media inquiries should be sent to Jason Lilly, Vice President of Operations of World Series of Fighting Global, at Follow them on Twitter @WSOFGlobal.

WSOF-GC Heavyweight Title Main Event
Champion Evgeny Erokhin (14-4) vs #1 Contender Richard Odoms (11-2)

Co-Main Event
Mario Sismundo (3-1) vs Keremuaili Maimaitituoheti (5-3)

4-Man Flyweight Tournament (the winners to fight for title on a future WSOF-GC event)
Yusaku Nakamura (12-4) vs Tim Moore (10-5)
Lawrence DiGuilio (17-8-1) vs Marcel Adur (11-4)

Feature Female Fight of the Night
Jujeath Nagaowa (2-0) vs Yuko Kiryu (2-2)

UGB-MMA Featherweight Title Fight
Ahmed Mujtaba (6-0) vs Neil Larano (2-0)

Jessdan Dela Pena (0-1) vs Kelvin Ong (0-0)
Yadwinder Singh (5-0) vs Uloomi Karim (5-3)
May Ooi (2-1) vs Katherine Roy (0-0)

Swing Bout
Jennifer Olsim (2-0) vs Nayara Hemily (3-3)
A lucky member of the audience on July 30, 2016 at Smart Araneta Coliseum will win P1,000,000.00.  Visit for details.  Promo period June 16 - July 30, 2016, DTI-NCR PERMIT #6130.

Pamilya Hatid Saya Winners of Solane

Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, awarded home entertainment prizes to the winners of its exciting Solane Pamilya Hatid Saya Raffle Promo.

The contest, which ran in select Solane LPG outlets in Visayas and Mindanao, entitled customers to one raffle coupon for every purchase of 11kg Solane LPG cylinder or refill.

The grand prize winners in each area received a 49-inch LG LED Full HD Game TV Triple XD Engine while six (6) other customers each won a 32-inch LG LED Full HD Game TV Triple XD Engine. Fifty (50) more winners received Solane T-shirts as consolation prizes.

The lucky winners of Solane Pamilya Hatid Saya Raffle Promo in Zamboanga Area included Michael Wee, who received the grand prize; Rubert Canseco, Francis Lee, Evangelina Villanueva, Geraldine Digol, Marissa Lasola, and Jocelyn Nacao.

*This is Press Release

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Spotlight is on Star Magic Singers on "Tunog Star Magic"

Apart from being the home of the finest actors in the business today, Star Magic has also been the first and original home of many of the best singers that many budding performers aspire to become.

With such abundance of talent Star Magic came up with, Tunog Star Magic, the latest online channel where the music lovers can listen to the unexpected and much-awaited covers and collaborations between their favorite Star Magic performers.

The performances would bring together celebrated and up-and-coming Star Magic singers to jam to the latest hits and their favorite songs every week.

Although there are a number of shows either on TV or online that showcases similar performances, Tunog Star Magic prides itself of being the accessible platform where the alternative pairings and performances can be seen.

Among the first few singers who gamely performed for Tunog Star Magic are Bugoy Drilon, Leizel Garcia, Khalil Ramos, Nash Aguas, and Alexa Ilacad, as well as, rising performers Kira Balinger, Heaven Peralejo,  Ysabel Ortega, CJ Novato and Kristel Fulgar among others.

Those who are raring to view their performances may do so every Thursdays at Star Magic’s official YouTube Page with the address starting this July 28 at 6:00 p.m. Apart from Tunog Star Magic, Star Magic is bringing the Star Magic Newbies.

Like a slumbook of sorts, Star Magic Newbies aims to introduce the fresh and new Star Magic artists that could be touted as those who are next in line. It is essentially a platform for the fresh bloods to be known by the public through their personally accomplished profiles.

Both Tunog Star Magic and Star Magic Newbies kick off the star-studded celebration of Star Magic’s 24th anniversary in the business.

To cap off the festivities, the biggest and brightest Star Magic stars would gather and commemorate the year that was on the Grand Star Magic Day this coming July 31 in ASAP.

*This is Press Release

Monday, July 25, 2016

Appstart Academy - Putting the Philippines in the World mAPP!

Appstart Academy, the first of its kind here in the Philippines who's aim is to create apps and bridge gaps in our modem world of technology. Technopreneur Ann Jacobe together with her team have built Appstart Academy  training center that will launch aspiring individuals to be successful Appreneurs.

From the interterview that I got from Ann, they would like to help the invididual literaly from scratch of zero knowledge to an expert and can even work with them as partners and you can know them even better from the points below:

Trainings and Workshops: Innovating the Learning Experience

- Winning in the App Economy is a 3-hour workshop that will show the limitless
opportunities in Appreneurship. It will equip attendees the tools and knowledge to
succeed in this field of business.
- iOS Development Immersive is a 12-week program that will enable Appstart trainees to launch their app in 12 weeks transforming their ideas into revenue generating projects.
- iOStarter Pack is a 4-hour/3-day workshop for those starting in iOS Development who want to learn the ropes in coding apps.
- Advanced Swift is a 4-hour/week month-long program that will help take your existing Swift skills further while you build your real-world app.
- iOS for Designers is a 4-hour/3-day workshop for graphic designers who want to gain the XCode experience and learn to present prototype apps without writing too much
- Specialized iOS Trainings and Workshops for Geo-Location, Push Notifications, AF Networking, Messaging and others will also be offered soon.

APPortunity Initiatives

APPortunity Initiative is Appstart Academy’s own way of supporting and encouraging women to be active in tech and the app development scenario. Through it, headstrong women in tech can be sponsored by willing financiers, companies and foundations. Given the proper funding and
support, every determined woman can finally be given the chance to learn and become prime movers in the App Economy.

APPrentice Program

APPrentice is Appstart Academy’s way of recognizing real talent and helping those who want to get started with their goals right away. With the “Learn Now, Pay Later or Join Us” option, students can pay as they learn with realistic terms or eventually be a part of the Appstart

Using competitive learning strategies, Appstart Academy promises an immersive learning experience that can bring every aspiring Appreneur to global status. Appstart Academy ushers in a vast window of opportunities for them here in the Philippines and beyond.

*Presscon was made possible by PMCM Events with Light Network as one of their media partners
LIGHT NETWORK Channel 33, Magaan Dito Kaibigan "

Bulacan Lass Best Other Ring Girl Contestants at the World Series of Fighting Global Ring Girl Search

World Series of Fighting – Global Championship (WSOF-GC) concluded its international ring girl search in the Philippines last Saturday, July 23, 2016.  The winner was selected by three (3) judges, composed of Philippine Azkals and Global FC football superstar Misagh Bahadoran, World Series of Fighting (WSOF) Global owner Dunesa Hesser and blogger Jared Baliguat.

Christine Nolasco, from Meycauayan, Bulacan bested 4 other finalists and was chosen as the new international ring girl of World Series of Fighting Global.  She is expected to make her decagon debut on Saturday, July 30, during the much anticipated Fight Night at Smart Araneta Coliseum, along with Michelle Jeanpierre, who is considered as one of the hottest ring girls in MMA.

WSOF-GC will host WSOF-GC 3 Philippines at Smart Araneta Coliseum on July 30, 2016. Tickets start at PHP300 with ringside seats available for PHP4000. Tickets are now on sale at Smart Araneta Coliseum has been host to many great events over the years, but is most notably known for Ali vs Frazier III ‘The Thrilla in Manila’.


A lucky member of the audience on July 30, 2016 at Smart Araneta Coliseum will win P1,000,000.00.  Visit for details.  Promo period June 16 - July 30, 2016, DTI-NCR PERMIT #6130.



World Series of Fighting Global’s ultimate mission is to bring together the best athletes from countries and organizations across the world to compete for a true, globally-recognized world champion.  Follow them on Twitter @WSOFGlobal.

*This is Press Release

Friday, July 22, 2016

Single/Single barkada gets second chances in episode 11

Last week, our favourite weekend barkada got together once again to celebrate Tita Bianca and Dwight’s upcoming wedding. The occasion also gave them the opportunity to learn from the engaged couple’s experiences and to reflect on their own romantic statuses.

This week, find out if Joey and Joee are ready to rekindle their love story or if there really is no hope of a happily ever after for them. As for the officially-single Ranee and loveless Benny, will they give love another shot? Or has their recent heartbreaks permanently scarred their fragile hearts?

Find out how your favourite weekend barkada will get through this #HowtoAdult dilemma on episode 11 of PhilStarTV and Cinema One’s award-winning romantic- comedy series, Single/Single season 2.
The show airs every Sunday, 10PM on Cinema One with replays on Wednesdays,
8:30pm and Saturdays, 9pm.  Past episodes can also be viewed on For more updates, visit and follow @SingleSingleC1 on Twitter and Instagram.

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Buy Tickets for World Series of Fighting Global Championship as Low as P300 and Get a Chance to Win P1,000,000 on Fight Night

World Series of Fighting – Global Championship (WSOF-GC) will conclude its international ring girl search in the Philippines this Saturday, July 23, 2016.  The final judging will be held July 23 at 4 p.m. at the 2nd Floor of the Gateway Mall (near Pizza Hut), located at the Araneta Center.

Philippine Azkals and Global FC football superstar Misagh Bahadoran, who is also currently Folded & Hung’s newest model, will be the celebrity judge.  Other judges include World Series of Fighting Global owner Dunesa Hesser and blogger Jared Baliguat.

Also on Sunday, July 24, there will be an autograph signing from 4-6p.m. with all the 5 Philippine MMA fighters competing for Fight Night on July 30.  Fighters Jujeath Nagaowa, Jenelyn Olsim, Neil Larano, Jessan dela Pena and Mario Sismundo will be there for their fans to sign posters that will be given away for free.  Event will be held at the 2nd Floor of the Gateway Mall (near Pizza Hut), located at the Araneta Center.

WSOF-GC will host WSOF-GC 3 Philippines at Smart Araneta Coliseum on July 30, 2016. Tickets start at PHP300 with ringside seats available for PHP4000. Tickets are now on sale at Smart Araneta Coliseum has been host to many great events over the years, but is most notably known for Ali vs Frazier III ‘The Thrilla in Manila’.


A lucky member of the audience on July 30, 2016 at Smart Araneta Coliseum will win P1,000,000.00.  Visit for details.  Promo period June 16 - July 30, 2016, DTI-NCR PERMIT #6130.



World Series of Fighting Global’s ultimate mission is to bring together the best athletes from countries and organizations across the world to compete for a true, globally-recognized world champion.  Follow them on Twitter @WSOFGlobal.

*This is Press Release

5 Technologies to Shape Philippine Real Estate

Advancements in technology are paving the way for great and exciting tools poised to shape the Philippine real estate industry

The unstoppable progress of technology has a massive effect on how businesses are carried out, and real estate is one of the industries that have reaped many of its rewards.

Many new and exciting advancements in technology are being developed to make property selling and buying more convenient. These technologies narrow the gap between real estate sellers and buyers.

Leading real estate platforms Lamudi Philippines and have put together a list of technological innovations that are shaping the face of Philippine real estate.

Smart Online Listing Platforms

Over the last few years we have seen the proliferation of online real estate listings platforms, most of which follow generic designs and offer good content. This is a boon to consumers, who now can do their initial selection of properties for rent or sale without having to leave the house. All they have to do is just visit these online listing platforms, where thousands of properties for sale and for rent are literally right at their fingertips.’s Map View

However, what set the smart platforms apart from their competitors are features such as completeness of inventory, easy-to-use features, and overall awesome performance. These platforms show consumers the available properties’ details, such as location, property owner info, pictures, and price. Advance search filters also allow users to view only the type of home they want to see down to specific locations. Buyers can also compare listings side by side to help them narrow down the properties that they’d like to view in person. While others, such as home-grown real estate website, show where these properties are located on a map view.

Mobile-friendly Websites and Apps

In today’s mobile-first consumers, mobile apps and responsive websites are being developed to let consumers browse properties using virtually any device. In addition, numerous real estate apps have been launched that make searching for properties faster for buyers, and uploading listings more convenient for real estate brokers, agents, and owners.


Drones are now being used in real estate photography. Drone photography provides aerial shots of properties that look good from an elevated point of view, and also captures the neighborhood where the property is located to increase its appeal. Drones are not only easy to handle, but they are also a lot cheaper than renting a helicopter to give you the best aerial shots.

Augmented Reality

With the use of a smart device, apps integrated with augmented reality combine the physical world seen through its camera with a digital overlay, which could contain information about what the camera sees. In real estate, it could display a property’s details, and could also show the interested buyer more information about the location, which can save both the buyer and the real estate agent time and money.

Virtual Reality Tour

Virtual reality (VR) is currently the rage in video games, and the technology has also found its way to the real estate industry. A special tool is used to capture 360-degree panoramic images of a property, which are then stitched together to create a “virtual tour.” This allows homebuyers to “walk through” a property to check it out as though they are actually inside it, clicking at certain spots on the images to view certain details up close.

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On September 3 and 4, 2016, property buyers and sellers can experience first hand the use of VR in real estate by heading to the Bonifacio High Street Activity Center in Taguig, where the first-ever Lamudi Philippines VR Expo will be held.

Guests will experience how VR is making real estate more exciting as they use VR goggles and touch-screen monitors to explore various properties built by some of the country’s top developers. To know more about the event, visit

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sabrina's New Single "Kung Pwede Lang" is the Theme song of "Oh My Venus"

“Kung Pwede Lang”, the heartwarming ballad by Asia’s Acoustic Sweetheart Sabrina is the theme song of GMA’s latest Korean series “Oh My Venus”.

The series tells the story of Niko (portrayed by So Ji-sub), a personal trainer and Janelle (portrayed by Shin Min-a), a lawyer who used to be known for her pretty face and enviable figure but has gained a lot of weight. As they work on her physical transformation, will the two fall in love eventually?

“Kung Pwede Lang” was written by Sabrina herself and is the only Tagalog track off her all-originals album “Sab”. The song is about second chance and yearning for lost time.

“I’m so excited that my song “Kung Pwede Lang” was chosen to be the theme song of a popular Kean series,” Sabrina said. “I’m sure a lot can relate to the song more and hopefully touch other people via ‘Oh My Venus’”.

“Sab” is now available worldwide digitally on Spinnr, iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer on June 17 and on CDs at leading record stores. The digital release also includes the first two songs she wrote way back, during her “I Love Acoustic” compilation days, called “Oh Boy” and “Paradise”. “Oh My Venus” airs on GMA Network weekdays at 11am.

For bookings and inquiries, contact Bea Velasquez of MCA Music Artist Management at +639209682991 or email
For more information on Sabrina, log on to the following pages:
Facebook: MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines) or Sabrina- I Love Acoustic
Instagram: @mca_music or @lovelotssabrina
Twitter- @mcamusic or @lovelotssabrina.

Stream or Download the single here:

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WSOF Global MMA Fighter from Gensan Mario Sismundo, More than just Manny Pacuiao's Doppelganger

Mario Sismundo, who will fight on July 30 for the World Series of Fighting Global Championship 3: Philippines vs. the World card at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, says that he is more than just Manny Pacquiao’s doppelgänger.

Mario, who once doubled for Manny Pacquiao for a TV commercial, and also hails from General Santos City, also has plans of his own to be a world-renowned fighter.   

The resemblance is striking, in fact, when he trains at Fitbox Gym in Makati, he is often mistaken as Manny Pacquiao.

Sismundo says, “Sobrang na inspire ako na kamukha ko si Manny Pacquiao kasi yung kamukha ko o kahawig ko ay di ordinaryong tao, kungdi, sikat sa buong mundo dahil sa kanyang galing sa boxing, at isa pa siyang Senador ngayon.  Baka sa pagtiyatiyaga at sipag sa mga laban ko, isang araw, masundan ko rin ang yapak ng idolo ko.”

Sismundo continues, “Malaking bagay na nakasali ako sa ganitong kalaking organization, na galing pating Amerika.  Tulad sa akin, na galing sa General Santos City na matagal nang naghintay ng pagkakataon makalaban sa malaking audience, malaking bagay po talaga.  Matagal ko po itong pinangarap at dinasal.”

This will be Mario Sismundo’s biggest fight in his entire boxing and MMA career, fighting for the first time in a 15,000-seater stadium in Quezon City, alongside fighters from all over the world.

Sismundo says that his family, specially his father, has been supportive of his career all this time.  

It is bittersweet though that at the biggest fight of his life, wherein his fight will be the co-main event on July 30, that his father won’t be able to watch it since he passed away just weeks ago. 

“Sa pinakamalaking laban ng buhay ko, na matagal niyang hinintay, wala na siya…pero hindi iyon hadlang para ako manghina o mawalan ng gana lumaban, bagkos, lalo ko pang pag-iigihan ang training ko para manalo sa laban na ito, dahil inaalay ko sa kanya ang laban na ito”, Sismundo says.

“At alam ko kahit wala na ang aking ama, manonood siya kahit nasa ibang mundo na siya”, adds Sismundo.

WSOF-GC will host WSOF-GC 3 Philippines at Smart Araneta Coliseum on July 30, 2016. Tickets start at PHP300 with ringside seats available for PHP4000. Tickets are now on sale at Smart Araneta Coliseum has been host to many great events over the years, but is most notably known for Ali vs Frazier III ‘The Thrilla in Manila’.


A lucky member of the audience on July 30, 2016 at Smart Araneta Coliseum will win P1,000,000.00.  Visit for details.  Promo period June 16 - July 30, 2016, DTI-NCR PERMIT #6130.



                World Series of Fighting Global’s ultimate mission is to bring together the best athletes from countries and organizations across the world to compete for a true, globally-recognized world champion.  Follow them on Twitter @WSOFGlobal.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Look radiant on rainy days with Marula

The sun may not be out on rainy days but the damp and humid weather can leave your skin dry and prone to irritation and breakouts. To keep it moisturized and glowing, use Marula Pure Beauty Oil, the only doctor-endorsed and scientifically validated facial oil! Marula Pure Beauty Oil is a ground-breaking skincare oil that provides all-natural
hydration for the face, neck and décolleté with faster absorption rate and longer lasting moisture retention. It is made from 99% marula oil and 1% blend of natural essential oils that leaves a light, natural scent. With 60% more antioxidants than argan and grapeseed oils, it is more effective in fighting free radicals that cause premature aging.
Aside from its optimal hydration and age-defying benefits, Marula Pure Beauty Oil is also best for treating damaged skin after facial treatments, radiation therapies and surgeries. With its high concentrations of omega-9 fatty acid, it penetrates quickly into the skin and locks in hydration to sooth redness, swelling and irritation.

Ideal for everyday use, use Marula Pure Beauty Oil during the day to keep your skin hydrated and at night to help yo ur skin replenish its vital moisture reserves. During rainy and humid weather, apply it more frequently as needed.

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Artistic Excellence for 30 Years by Halili-Cruz School of Ballet

Ballet originated in the 15th Century Italian Renaissance Courts and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia.  It has been globally influential and has been the foundation of other dance genres.

The Halili-Cruz School of Ballet (HCSB) has been considered as one of the best ballet schools in the Philippines. It has been awarded as the “Most Outstanding Ballet School in Asia” from 2000 to the present. The school has successfully represented the Philippines in different international festivals and competitions in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, China, Brunei, South Korea, Russia, England and the USA.

The main studio is located at 1227 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines that houses 5 studios with a total dance floor of 550 square meters and a vast quadrangle where kids and parents can hang out. HCSB has branches at Saint Pedro Poveda College, Miriam College, Saint Mary's College and Alabang Country Club.

The achievements of the Halili-Cruz School of Ballet is under the leadership of its founder, multi-awarded Artistic Director, Shirley Halili-Cruz, together  with the strong support of its equally outstanding Associate Artistic Directors, Grace Garalde-Perez, Anna Kathrina Halili Cruz-Bueno.

To date the Halili-Cruz School of Ballet has garnered more than 300 national and international awards and prizes, among them are:

· Hall of Fame,  Aliw Award  as Best Classical Dance Company in the Philippines

· 8- time Ani ng Dangal Awardee for its international achievements

· People’s Choice as the Most Outstanding Performing Group

· Grand Prize Winner in the Asia Pacific Dance Competition in Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Philippines

· Grand Prize Winner in the 21st Century International Dance and Arts Festival and Competition in Genting Highlands, Malaysia

· First Prize in the Dance Excellence in Los Angeles, California, USA

· Global Excellence Award in Bangkok, Thailand

· Best Performance in classical and contemporary dance in the Bauhinia Cup International Dance Competition in Hongkong

· Global Pinoy Award 

Becoming a ballet dancer requires years of proper training.  What better way to have this education but through Halili-Cruz School of Ballet.

For more information, you may contact; 09178880102, 3724607, 4130804. Email:, instagram: halilicruzballet, facebook: halilicruzballet, website:

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sofitel Manila Half Marathon 2016

Sofitel Manila Half Marathon 2016 will be on August 21, 2016 at CCP Open Grounds, Pasay City.

Race will start at the CCP Open Grounds (open grass area in-front of World Trade Center, near Sofitel) and route will go as far as Rizal Park to Baclaran and back to CCP for the 21km runners.  For 10km and 5km runners, the routes will be around the CCP complex area with exception of 10km runners who will be heading as far as Pedro Gil before heading back to the activity area.  There will be designated parking areas inside the CCP Open Grounds and within the vicinity of CCP Complex.

Online Registration
June 27 to August 7 2016

5K P750 | 10K P850 | 21k P950

July 13 to August 14 2016
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Timex Megamall
Toby's SM Mall of Asia
RUNNR Store Trinoma

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Felicidad Mansion - Classy Private Events Place

Elegant and Charming would be the two words that I can describe the events place when I first stepped in this vintage and historic residence. They just had their first anniversary party a few days ago wherein they had a grand food tasting for the guests to experience.

The beautiful mansion is a hidden jewel of architecture in the heart of Quezon City.Built in the 1970’s the mansion and its gardens were home to Atty. Benjamin Martin and Dona Felicidad Tayag-Martin together with their children Lily, Gigi, Carole, Vicky and Bong. In 2015, the family converted and developed this ancestral house and restored back to its former glory.  The mansion preserved the hand crafted woods ceilings, vintage windows, doors, chandeliers and many other priceless attributes that make the venue so authentic.

With the busy city that is full of modern structures and establishments this is one of a kind that gives their clients a feel of privacy while enjoying the class and the astonishing art carvings inside.

The Felicidad Mansion is in #2 Baler St. Cor. Roosevelt Avenue, San Francisco Del Monte Avenue, Philippines and they cater with Weddings, Debut, Birthdays, Baptismals, Anniversaries, Corporate Events

Wedding bells will ring this Sunday on Single/single season 2

Weddings never fail to bring people together, it is a time to celebrate love and reconnect with family and friends. It is also a time to reflect on what it really means to be an adult.

This week on Single/Single, our favorite weekend barkada will once again come together for another celebration. This time, to organize a despedida de soltera for Tita Bianca and a stag party for her beloved soon-to-be-husband Dwight. The riot starts even before the parties start as they go into a frenzy planning for the two events. The laughter is even turned up a notch as Mama Yo, played by Bernardo Bernardo, returns to help in the preparations.

With love and wedding bells in the air, will Joey Boy and Joee Girl get inspired to give love another try, or will this affirm that they made the right decision in going separate ways?  And how will Ranee, fresh from her heartbreak, handle herself amid the romantic celebrations?

Join the barkada in another hilarious episode as they learn #HowToAdult and get a lesson on the importance loyalty and commitment on PhilStarTV and Cinema One’s breakthrough series Single/Single season 2.

Single/Single airs every Sunday, 10PM on Cinema One with replays on Wednesdays, 8:30pm and Saturdays, 9pm.  Past episodes can also be viewed on For more updates, visit and follow @SingleSingleC1 on Twitter and Instagram.

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