Friday, September 30, 2016

SBP-Passerelle Twin Tournament NCR finals set on Oct. 2

Photo Credit to The Bag Investigator
Eight equally talented teams will be competing for the NCR regional finals of the annual SBP (Small Basketeers of the Philippines) – Passerelle twin tournament. Organized by the multi-awarded school for basketball and volleyball, BEST (Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training) Center and sponsored by Milo, and supported by Chris Sports and Rain or Shine, the event will happen on October 2, 2016 at the Jacinto Tiu Competition Court in Xavier School, Greenhills, San Juan.

Vying for the SBP NCR Championship are Ateneo Grade School, La Salle Greenhills, while Adamson University and La Salle Greenhills A will be fighting it out for the Passerelle division.

Other regional playoffs will be held on October 21 to 24 in Davao City for Mindanao, November 4 to 7 in Baguio City for Luzon and November 18 to 21 in Roxas City for Visayas.

The winners for each regional championship game will battle against each other at the national finals to be held in Bacolod City on December 3 and 4.

Now on its 31st season, SBP-Passerelle is the most prestigious interschool basketball competition for children. SBP division is for students ages 9-11 while Passerelle tournament is for students ages 12-14.

For more information about BEST Center’s classes and tournaments, call the hotlines 411-6260, 3723066 and 372-3065, email or follow its official Facebook page at

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2 World Title Fights set for ONE: Defending Honor in Singapore on November 11

The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced additional bouts for ONE: DEFENDING HONOR, which is set to rock the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 11 November. In the main event, ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki will defend his title against Eduard Folayang of the Philippines. In the co-main event, ONE Featherweight World Champion Marat Gafurov will do battle with former titleholder Narantungalag Jadambaa of Mongolia in a highly-anticipated rematch.

Tickets for ONE: DEFENDING HONOR are available at

CEO of ONE Championship, Victor Cui, stated: “2016 has been an amazing year for ONE Championship. After meeting with the biggest names in the industry at the Asia MMA Summit, we are proud to announce a spectacular fight card set for the Singapore Indoor Stadium this November. We are going in with two world title fights that will set the ONE Championship cage ablaze with world-class MMA action and excitement, along with a series of really solid supporting bouts.”

Lightweight veteran Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki of Shizuoka, Japan, is one of the world’s most decorated mixed martial artists. He is the DREAM Lightweight Champion, former Shooto Welterweight Champion, and the reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion. The 33-year-old Aoki is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Yuki Nakai and has won multiple grappling tournaments across the globe. He also holds a black belt in judo. A veteran of over 40 professional bouts which includes an impressive 25 victories by submission, Aoki’s reputation as a grappling specialist is unrivaled. Aoki is currently riding a nine-fight win streak, and is set to step back inside the ONE Championship cage to defend his lightweight title against Eduard Folayang.

Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of the famed Team Lakay in Baguio City is one of the Philippines’ most experienced mixed martial artists. After more than eight years as a professional competing in various promotions, the wushu specialist has amassed a stellar 16-5-0 mixed martial arts record. Folayang figured in impressive victories in his last two bouts, overcoming both Tetsuya Yamada and Adrian Pang, showcasing a highly-improved wrestling and grappling offensive arsenal. Currently at the peak of his abilities as a combat sports athlete, Folayang will get the opportunity of a lifetime when he steps inside the cage across ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki.

Marat “Cobra” Gafurov of Dagestan, Russia, is the reigning ONE Featherweight World Champion. An undefeated mixed martial artist with 14 wins and no losses, Gafurov is a high-level grappler with 10 of his wins coming by impressive submission over top-caliber opponents. Rarely challenged and always dominant, Gafurov captured the featherweight title with a gutsy victory over former champion Narantungalag Jadambaa in an epic battle. Now the two are set to lock horns once again inside the ONE Championship cage in a much-awaited rematch.

Former ONE Featherweight World Champion Narantungalag Jadambaa of Mongolia is one of the top contenders in ONE Championship’s deep featherweight division. At 12 wins and four losses, Jadambaa has faced the biggest names in Asian MMA and has wins over notable ONE athletes Adrian Pang, Honorio Banario, and Koji Oishi. In his last two bouts, Jadambaa finished two highly-regarded fighters in Kotetsu Boku and Eric Kelly, earning him another shot at reigning champion Marat Gafurov.

Eddie “The Magician” Ng is a 30-year-old lightweight standout originally from Hong Kong. He is a ONE Championship veteran who has been with the promotion since its first event in 2011. At his best, Ng is a devastating striker with lightning quick hands and feet, as well as a highly technical grappler with a wide range of submissions. Training out of Evolve MMA in Singapore, Ng works with the best talent in one of Asia’s top martial arts gyms. He returns to the ONE Championship cage looking to bounce back from a recent setback, but will have to go up against Adrian Pang.

Adrian “The Hunter” Pang is a mixed martial arts veteran from Queensland, Australia, with a 22-9-2 professional record. The 38-year-old Pang has decimated opponents with his power and no-frills approach to striking in nearly two decades as a professional MMA athlete. He is known for his incredible durability and overwhelming strength, along with his ability to walk through opponents with relative ease. Pang looks to make a triumphant return to the winner’s circle against Eddie Ng.

26-year-old Timofey Nastyukhin is a professional mixed martial artist competing in ONE Championship’s stacked featherweight division. He owns a 10-2-0 record with all of his wins coming by spectacular finish. With four submissions and six knockouts on his resume, Nastyukhin is considered one of the finest offensive fighters in the promotion. He owns stoppage wins over top fighters Rob Lisita and Yusuke Kawanago, and now returns to action against Japanese MMA veteran Kotetsu Boku.

Kotetsu “No Face” Boku, although originally from South Korea, is a Japanese mixed martial arts legend and the former ONE Lightweight World Champion. With more than 30 professional fights on his fight resume, Boku has the experience of a seasoned veteran and has seen it all inside the cage. Always a crowd pleaser, Boku utilizes his dynamic boxing background with world-class grappling to subdue his opponents. He’ll now get the chance to put on a show once again opposite Russia’s Timofey Nastyukhin.

21-year-old Singaporean prospect Amir Khan is a professional mixed martial artist competing in ONE Championship’s stacked lightweight division. He is considered one of the most promising young talents to represent the country on the international stage of MMA. Khan is currently riding a two-fight win streak with both victories coming by way of knockout. He will make his much-anticipated return to competition by taking on the undefeated Samir Mrabet.

Samir Mrabet is a 31-year-old professional mixed martial artist from Brussels, Belgium, by way of Monarchy MMA in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Unbeaten at four wins and no losses, Mrabet owns three highlight-reel finishes over solid competition and is currently on a two-fight win streak in ONE Championship. Featuring a robust ground game coupled with a solid striking arsenal, Mrabet is set to take on Singaporean prospect Amir Khan.

Women’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend Michelle Nicolini is a 34-year-old professional mixed martial artist competing in the ONE Championship women’s strawweight division. Nicolini is a member of the BJJ Hall of Fame and an eight-time black belt world champion, and owns a 2-1 record which includes two impressive submission victories. A tremendous technical grappler, Nicolini recently relocated to Singapore to join the Evolve Fight Team and will make her ONE Championship promotional debut against Egypt’s Mona Samir.

Mona Samir of Cairo, Egypt is a professional mixed martial artist with a 1-2-0 record. She made her promotional debut against ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee a year ago, and has since then gained additional fight experience in other MMA promotions. She returns to ONE Championship to take on a monumental challenge against eight-time BJJ black belt world champion Michelle Nicolini.

Additional bouts for ONE: DEFENDING HONOR will be announced at a later date.
For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at

About ONE Championship™

ONE Championship is the largest sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts organization hosts the largest sports entertainment events across Asia featuring the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Championship is broadcast to over 1 billion viewers across 118+ countries around the world with some of the largest global broadcasters, including FOX Sports, Setanta, MNC, Astro, Thairath TV, ABS-CBN, TV5, MYTV, HTV, Esporte Interativo and more.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Liza Miller's Two Worlds Collide in the Upcoming Season of Younger on Sony Channel's ROFLING Sundays

‘Age doesn’t matter’ is given a different perspective in the latest season of Younger which premieres this October 2 on Sony Channel.

Forty-year-old single mother Liza Miller (Sutton Foster) was able to reinvent her career and her love life as a much younger woman.  Now living two separate lives, Liza has to make sure no one discovers her secret.

Complications further arise in the returning season as a love triangle between Liza, her boyfriend, 26-year-old tattoo artist Josh (Nico Tortorella), and her boss, closer-in-age Charles (Peter Hermann) develops. While Liza begins to doubt her on-and-off relationship with Josh, she finds Charles interesting and starts falling for him.

Questions suddenly make Liza’s double life more difficult to handle. Will she choose Josh, who knows her secret and makes her life fresh and exciting? Or will she choose Charles, who can give her a more stable future? And the biggest question of all: Will Liza finally reveal her secret as new threats emerge? Will she have the guts to reveal it before more people find out?  

With help from best friend Maggie (Debie Mazar) and colleague Kelsey (Hilary Duff), Liza has to face a tough call and decide as she deals with her dilemma and struggles with her situations as they become even more confusing.

Younger Season 3 premieres the same week as the U.S. telecast on October 2, every Sunday at 7:30 pm.  First & Exclusive on Sony Channel

Sony Channel is seen on SKYCable Channel 35, Cignal Digital TV Channel 60, GSat Channel 48

Global Destiny Cable Channel 62, and Cable Link Channel 39.

About Sony Channel

Sony Channel is the premier destination for female-skewing entertainment with the biggest and best of Hollywood. Designed for the socially connected viewer, Sony Channel features some of the most captivating and talked-about drama, comedy, lifestyle, and reality programs on TV, all airing close to the U.S. telecasts, together with popular feel-good movies.

Fresh, confident and stylish, with a dash of clever wit, Sony Channel is visually stunning with a brand identity that perfectly complements its line-up of high calibre programming. Sony Channel appeals to a female-skewed, male-inclusive audience who loves to escape, engage, and lose themselves in premium content. Viewers are modern, social, stylish, and aspirational.

Sony Channel is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia, which also operates pay-TV channels AXN, Animax, ONE and GEM.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

IS IT HIP? - Apartel’s Music Video Launch at Victoria Court

Victoria Court is always on the lookout for out-of-the-box events and the launching of Apartel's music video is definitely one of them. Apartel, a new super-group formed by legendary Eraserheads front man and songwriter Ely Buendia, alongside co-conspirator and founder, Gnash/DRT front-man, and songwriter Jay Ortega has just launched their first ever single entitled “Is It Hip?”. When we heard the single and the entire album of the band, we knew both brands fit like a glove. Apartel's sexy sound launched in Manila's sexiest drive-in hotel? Mix in alcohol, oh boy, we're in for a treat!

This one-of-a-kind event infuses sight, sound and taste, which is distinctly the Victoria Court way. The Victoria Court Malate Party Wing was transformed into an intimate concert area for Apartel's guests where they can eat, drink and dance the night away.

Why Victoria Court and Apartel? It’s a marriage made in LOVERS HEAVEN!! Apartel’s music in layman’s terms is all about love, love making, and late night calls. Something Victoria Court has always owned and been known for. Apartel’s music is classy and a definite cut above the rest… what with a full horn section, percussions, back up singers, the core band, and the 2 commanding front men, Ely and Jay performing in full on suits… It’s something the local music scene has not experienced before. Victoria Court has always been regarded as a pioneering place where people with a sense of class gravitate to and frequent and could very well be Apartel’s home.

Key words that lock in Apartel and Victoria Court - check in, trip out. Both brands are alluring, sensual, funky, and groovy... once you check in; you're sure to trip out.

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Wheels explores unique rides and the ‘Godzilla’

This week in Wheels, automotive journalists Matteo Guidicelli, Kap Maceda Aguila, Manny Delos Reyes, Ulysses Ang and Angel Rivero explore some of the country’s unique rides and meet the man behind the Nissan GT-R.

First up, we inspect the most unique cars from the recent Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS). Find out which car took the spotlight and what makes it tick.

Uly sits down with the chief engineer of the iconic Nissan GT-R to explore the car’s outstanding features, awesome performance and why it is dubbed as the “Godzilla”.

Join Kap as he goes on a fun road trip with a celebrity barkada, powered by Caltex’ recent formulation Caltex Platinum with Techron. Where are they heading off to?

Lastly, Matteo reacts to questions sent in by the viewers. What sort of embarrassing questions will he answer?

Catch the fourth season of Wheels, your guide to life on the fast lane, every Thursdays, 10:30 p.m., on ABS-CBN Sports + Action Channel. For firsthand info on the latest happenings in motoring, you can also check them in

Twitter: @PhilStar_Wheels
Instagram: @PhilStarTV_Wheels

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How Alkaline Water and Diet can help Maintain your health

Much has been said regarding the impact of an acidic body ph to one’s health particularly its connection with various diseases.

The body naturally creates acids as part of the digestive system or as a by-product of various metabolic processes. However, one’s body may experience over acidity due to factors like a diet rich in processed foods, stress, and other lifestyle factors. Chronic over acidity affects all the body’s cellular functions and is seen to contribute to cancer, heart disease, obesity, weight problems, allergies, fatigue and premature aging as well as problems with our nervous system, cardiovascular system and muscles.
To counteract the negative effects of over acidity, it is recommended that people adopt an alkaline diet and drink alkaline water.  Alkaline foods are foods that create an alkaline effect in the body regardless of their actual ph levels. This means that even food like lemons and limes actually have an alkaline effect on the body. Additionally, the alkaline diet involves limited consumption of meats, dairy products, white flour and white sugar which are very acidic. Instead, one should eat large quantities of fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, and soy products.
Apart from eating alkaline foods, drinking alkaline water can also play a major role in balancing one’s body ph. However, most conventional alkaline water is produced using electrolysis and ionizer based technology which involves passing electric current through water laced with chemical catalyst submerged with titanium or platinum plates. This process can create trace amounts of chemicals from the breakdown of the catalyst as well as trace amounts of metals from the plates.
At the same time, alkaline water produced using this artificial method has very short shelf lives. This is because the artificially induced alkaline effect wears off in a matter of days. At the same time, the alkaline water produced using electrolysis is also very sensitive to temperature fluctuations which makes storage difficult.
An alternative to this process is naturally infusing alkalinity into the water to mimic the same properties found in spring or pristine river water. Thanks to advances technology it is now possible to replicate this using nano-technology to infuse nano minerals into regular water to turn it alkaline. And it is this latest technological advance that is being used in Livingstream Nano Alkaline Water.
Livingstream is the latest concept by GQWEST Inc. the company behind the Aquabest water franchise. By looking back to nature and harnessing the latest in technology, the company envisions the concept as the future in drinking water. Utilizing cutting edge South Korean nanotechnology, Livingstream aims to provide everyone with safe, healthy, and life-changing water.
To produce alkaline water the natural way, Livingstream utilizes filters that contain alkaline nano minerals derived from seashells. When water passes through these filters these nano minerals are infused into the water. Since the nano minerals are derived from biological sources and are integrated into the water there is no risk of any contaminants and the ph level remains constant over long periods of time and regardless of temperature.
To ensure that the water is safe to drink, Livingstream also utilize nano silver to eliminate bacterial and viral contaminants in water. Silver has been used for centuries as an anti-bacterial and antiviral due to its ability to disrupt the cellular process of the contaminants thus killing them.
To introduce the concept to the public the company intends to unveil Livingstream for franchising at the 15th Franchise & Business Expo on October 14-16 at World Trade Center, Pasay City. To learn more about Livingstream Nano-Alkaline Water visit

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Fun Run on World Egg Day!

In celebration of the World Egg Day, Guerilla Race together with the Philippine Egg Board and The Good Egg Advocacy of Sarimanok,bring you the first-ever Eggciting Adventure Day! The celebration’s highlight is the Eggciting Family Fun Run happening on October 16 at the SM By The Bay.

Other activities will include Eggciting mini egg hunt, Eggciting Dance fitness, Eggciting Health Consultation, and many more. This event aims to promote One Egg A Day Awareness most especially to families.

SAVE THE DATE and stay tuned for more details!


Eggciting Family Fun Run
October 16, 2016
SM By The Bay, MOA

Registration Fees:
10K – P600
5K – P500
3K – P400
1K – P250
500m – P250 (with mini egg hunt)

10K/5K/3K – Inclusive of racebib and timing chip, event shirt, medal and lootbag
1K – Racebib, Event Shirt, Medal and lootbag
500m – Event Shirt, Medal, and lootbag

Gun Start:
10K – 5:45AM
5K – 6:15AM
3K – 6:15AM
1K – 6:30AM
500m – 8AM

Registration Venues:
1. Chris Sports – SM MOA
2. Chris Sports – Glorietta
3. Chris Sports – SM Megamall
4. Chris SPorts – SM BF
5. Chris Sports – Market Market
6. Chris Sports SM North Edsa

Online Registration:

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Former Urbandub Vocalist Gabby Alipe Debuts First Single as a Solo Artist

Former lead band vocalist of Urbandub Gabby Alipe releases his debut single as a solo artist “VISIONS” this September 23, 2016. It is the first track to be released from his upcoming first solo EP entitled “A New Strain” coming out this October. “Visions” is all about having a positive mindset in life.

“That no matter what struggles you may face, as long as you have a clear vision of your goals that a person has to work hard in achieving that goal, no matter the hindrance or road blocks. That a person has potential and can achieve anything in life as long as they believe in themselves and not let fear have control over them. That everything will fall into place, all in good time.” Alipe said.

After Urbandub decided to go their separate ways in 2015, MCA Music signed Alipe as a solo artist.

“I’ve had a very good working relationship with MCA, even while Urbandub was still signed to their label. It’s always great to work with people who are very encouraging and give the artist free reign to express themselves and their art. I couldn’t be more grateful to still be signed to a label that treats you like family.” Alipe said.

Gabby Alipe also shared how he started singing from being part of a band and now as a solo artist.

“Never really was a singer. Never thought I’d end up being a frontman for a band. I always saw myself as a songwriter and guitar player. My journey as a musician started in high school. I joined different bands as a guitar player. While in college, I was a working student, and began playing in bands in the local Cebu music scene, as a bass player. when my former band didn’t want to write original material, I decided to form Urbandub ith my friend Jed Honrado, which led me to sing, only because nobody knew who we were or was interested joining our group as our vocalist. I became a singer by accident. 16 years later, after Urbandub’s run, I’m embarking on a new challenge as a solo artist.” Alipe said.

“Visions” had its premiere on radio last Sept. 22 at Jam 88.3 and RX 93.1. The single is now available through digital downloads via Spinnr and iTunes and streaming also at Spinnr, Apple Music, Spotify and Deezer. Click this link to stream or download: For bookings and inquiries, contact MCA Music Artist Management at +639209682991or email

For more updates and information on Gabby Alipe, log on to the following pages: 
Facebook- MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines)
Instagram- mca_music
Twitter- @mcamusic

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Porsche, Audi and Toyota stage exciting show in Texas heat

Despite the day’s stifling heat, the 2016 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas lived up to its promise to provide spectators with a thrilling show. The race kicked off at 5pm local time with the air and ground temperatures standing at 35°C and 45°C respectively. The first four hours were dominated by Audi Sport, while the final third provided an exciting battle between all three LM P1-H teams.
Porsche Team went on to take the victory, assisted by the strategy of the N°1 919 Hybrid (Bernhard/Hartley/Webber) which took advantage of a Full Course Yellow interruption to ease into the lead. Audi Sport came second with the N°8 R18 of Di Grassi/Duval/Jarvis (who very nearly retired), and Toyota Gazoo Racing came third with the N°6 TS050 Hybrid (Sarrazin/Conway/Kobayashi). The latter was helped by its drivers’ ability to double-stint their MICHELIN ‘SOFT Hot Weather’ tyres during the evening, whereas their rivals ran the ‘Hot Weather Plus’ compound early on.
After dominating Friday’s qualifying, the two Audi R18sgot away to a strong start and, after a short scrap with Porsche, managed to pull out a gap during the opening hour, leaving Porsche and Toyota to battle in their wake. The two German teams opted for the MICHELIN ‘SOFT Hot Weather Plus’ compound, while Toyota preferred the MICHELIN ‘SOFT Hot Weather’ option.By the start of the second hour, the order seemed to be well established, with the Audi R18s lapping two seconds apart, the two Porsches more than half-a-minute back and the Toyotas gradually losing ground.
This situation lasted around an hour until Toyota Gazoo Racingchose to stay on the same tyres after its third refuelling stop which took place during a Full Course Yellow interruption. The time saved allowed it to re-join in a stronger position. By this time, however, Audi Sport had established a handsome lead which it defended until the 100-lap mark…
That is when the AudiR18came to an unexpected halt and, although Loïc Duval eventually managed to get it going again, the time lost put it out of contention. This misadventure allowed the N°7 sister car to take over at the top and continue to defend Audi Sport’s chances.

This incident was followed moments later by the LMP1 cars’ fifth refuelling halt. The N°1 Porsche was the last in the order to pit when a Full Course Yellow period to clear up crash debris was declared. This allowed the N°1 919 to emerge in first place after a tyre change and driver swap.
Benoît Tréluyer (N°7 Audi) did his best to recover the lead but, on Lap 133, he was hit by an LM GTE car during a passing manoeuvre. The resulting damage necessitated a seven-minute pit stop for repairs.
Now under no pressure, the leading Porsche focused on consolidating its lead over the second-placed Toyota which was enjoying the benefit of its tyres’ consistency at this point. The last two hours provided Audi with a chance to bridge the gap however and, ultimately, steal second place from the N°6 Toyota during the last round of pit stops.

That was such an exciting race,” enthused Jérôme Mondain, manager of Michelin’s endurance racing programmes. “Despite the very high track temperatures, our tyres proved competitive and consistent once again, allowing both those cars which double stinted and those which changed tyres at each stop to post some outstanding lap times all the way to the flag.”
The next round of the 2016 FIA World Endurance Championship will take place in what is likely to be cooler weather at Japan’s Fuji Speedway on October 16.

Michelin’s tyres for the 2016 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas
LM P1 (31/71-18)

Dry conditions:
-       SOFT Hot Weather Plus
-       SOFT Hot Weather

Damp/drying conditions:
-        MICHELIN Hybrid
The slick MICHELIN Hybrid tyre was first used instead of the traditional intermediate in 2012. Its revolutionary compound allows it to be used in damp and/or drying conditions despite not having a tread pattern.
-       WET
-       Full WET

The difference between Wet and Full Wet tyres concerns the properties of their respective compounds. They feature the same tread pattern.
Number of tyres authorised for the 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas: sets for the race

LM P2  (front: 30/65-18 / rear: 31/71-18)
Dry weather:
-       MEDIUM
-       MEDIUM Plus

Wet conditions:
-       WET
-       Full WET

Number of tyres authorised for the 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas: sets for the race

LM GTE Pro and Am (front: 30/68-18 / rear: 31/71-18)
Dry weather:
-       MEDIUM
-       MEDIUM Cold Weather
-       MEDIUM Hot Weather

Wet conditions:
-       WET
-       Full WET

Number of tyres authorised for the 6 Hours of Circuit of The Americas: sets for the race

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Modern Living TV is back for Season 6

PhilSTAR’s Modern Living TV is back for its 6th season! Hosted by STAR’s lifestyle columnists Bianca Gonzales and Stephanie Zubiri, Modern Living TV continues to present informative and entertaining segments that feature the hottest lifestyle trends.

For the pilot episode, Steph and Bianca interview women of substance, Audrey Zubiri and Rissa Mananquil. Find out how Audrey juggles her life as an entrepreneur, mom, wife and public servant with a smile; and how supermodel turned entrepreneur Rissa manages to keep her family the top priority in her busy life.

Up next, Bianca shares tips and tricks on how to take Instagram-worthy food snaps with food photographer himself, Cy Ynares. Learn various techniques to make your feed definitely #IGFeedGoals.

Lastly, Steph wanders around The Peninsula Manila and checks out their awesome 40th anniversary offerings. What surprises await her?

The sixth season of Modern Living TV has 13 episodes, running every Saturday on ANC at 6:00 p.m., with replays on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. Modern Living TV is the first lifestyle TV show by a news media organization.

Every 30-minute episode of Modern Living TV features the latest eye candy in the form of breathtaking living spaces and other elements of modern living.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

BEST Center Opens Weekend Clinics

 BEST (Basketball Efficiency and Scientific Training) Center, the award-winning school for basketball and volleyball, will have another series of clinics for aspiring basketball and volleyball players at the Ateneo College Covered Courts and Starmall Alabang.

The highly anticipated classes at the Ateneo College Covered Court will be held every Saturday on September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, November 5 and Sunday, November 6 from 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Students in Preparatory Level and Levels 1-5 will be joining the basketball clinic while volleyball will be for levels 1 and 2.

Meanwhile, clinics at Starmall Alabang are held every Sunday on September 18 and 25 and October 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Joining these classes are students belonging to the Preparatory Level and Levels 1-4.

Sports are vital in the children’s growth and development. Aside from honing their athletic skills and encouraging kids to lead a healthy, active lifestyle, it also helps them learn self-discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship and perseverance”, remarked Jorge.

The clinics provide scientific training for young boys and girls of varying skills and age levels which includes the fundamentals on ball handling, dribbling, passing, shooting, spiking, serving, blocking, footwork and defensive and offensive moves.

Since its establishment in 1978 by national coach Nic Jorge, BEST Center continues to produce some of the country’s finest basketball and volleyball players including Chris Tiu, Kiefer Ravena and Princess Gaiser.

For more information about BEST Center’s classes and tournaments, call the hotlines 411-6260, 3723066 and 372-3065, email or follow its official Facebook page at

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

All New MacGyver on AXN - Premiers on September 29 at 9:45PM

Expect lots of thrills in the premiere episode directed by James Wan of The Conjuring and Insidious fame as MacGyver puts his troubleshooting skills to the test and cleverly implements unorthodox methods to hurdle over complex problems and eventually become triumphant in the end.

MacGyver premieres same week as the U.S. on September 29, every Thursday at 9:45 pm. 

First & Exclusive on AXN

AXN is seen on Cable Link Channel 38, Cignal Digital TV Channel 61, Global Destiny Cable Channel 61, Dream Channel 20, GSat Channel 51, and SKYCable Channel 49.

About AXN

AXN is Asia’s leading general entertainment channel which features exclusive top-rated drama series, blockbusters, reality programs, and ground-breaking original productions. AXN appeals to a discerning audience seeking content that is smart, intriguing, and unexpected all delivered close to the U.S. telecasts. From critically-acclaimed series, The Blacklist and Quantico, to award-winning reality shows, The Voice and The Amazing Race Asia, AXN is defined not by a genre but by an attitude that truly redefines action.

Since it was launched in Asia in 1997, AXN has become a global channel brand with presence in Latin America, Africa, and Europe. In Asia, AXN is enjoyed in 85 million households across 20 territories.

AXN Asia is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia, which also operates leading channels Animax, Sony Channel, ONE and GEM.

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Malaysian mall group impressed by SM best practices

Malaysia Shopping Malls Association, also known as Persatuan Pengurusan Kompleks (PPK Malaysia), expressed fascination over SM Supermalls’ facilities and operations during a recent visit to the country. The group’s representatives were in the country to tour local malls, including SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia and SM Aura.

While this isn’t PPK Malaysia’s first visit to the Philippines, this year’s study tour introduces a new aspect of the trip, which is to focus more on mall operations apart from design and architecture, format, retail mix, marketing and promotions.

 “The tour is about learning new concepts and new ways of mall management. We also get exposed on how cultures and other malls differ when it comes to mall designs, operations and marketing,” said Vincent Chong, PPK Malaysia assistant treasurer.

PPK Malaysia Executive Director Evelyn Lo said that members of the tour group were particularly impressed with SM Aura’s sky garden and SM’s overall security features.

“I think they were impressed and taken aback by SM Aura’s top floor—that it’s outdoor. We don’t do that in Malaysia. Malaysian malls are enclosed and air-conditioned,” Lo revealed. “They also found it interesting that there are a number of security guards in Philippine malls and all your guards are local people. Back home, the guards are mostly non-locals. We found out today that metal detectors have long been a part of your shopping culture and we don’t have it there (Malaysia) yet. You also have K9 dogs inside the malls. We usually place K9 dogs outside the malls,” Lo revealed.

When asked about the best practices of SM, Chong mentioned important highlights. “We find that you are able to get the locals to come in and join in the security department. The group noticed that not only are they willing to become security personnel and proud of the job they’re doing, they consider it a good career. If it can be done here, we should be able to do it back home,” he said.

 “We come to Manila in general because the shopping scene here is great.  It’s so vibrant. You have mid-range malls like SM Megamall which includes a higher end Fashion Hall area. There’s SM Aura which has a different format while the SM Mall of Asia is huge. We have to learn more about the mall industry from the outside but in Asian context,” Chong noted.

PPK Malaysia is a group that conducts regular study tours to learn the best mall practices in the region. It is the recognized representative of shopping centers in Malaysia whose members obtain first-hand notification and information on nationwide issues and events affecting the industry.

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Honda Philippines launches all-new Honda CBR150R

Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI) is bringing the thrill of racing to the country as it unveils today its newest Honda Gen S sports motorcycle model - the all-new Honda CBR150R.

HPI is giving the local market the chance to experience the speed and power of its latest racing machine, to meet the demand of Filipino riders for a high-quality sports bike.

The all-new Honda CBR150R sports an aggressive design. Its dual keen eye headlight exemplifies its sleek and sporty exterior along with its side cowl, rear side cowl, and new stylish muffler.

Inspired by MotoGP DNA, the all-new Honda CBR150R is equipped with a 150cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, DOHC – 4 valve engine that delivers up to 12.6kW/ 9,000rpm max power and 13.0 Nm/7,500 rpm max power of torque. Thanks to PGM-FI fuel supply system, which complies with EURO3 emission standard, the all-new Honda CBR150R’s engine is fuel-efficient and environment-friendly.

This model is also built with an innovative truss frame, which is designed to support the engine, maximize performance of Pro-Link suspension system, and optimally reduce engine vibration, resulting in stability, agility and riding comfort.

The all-new Honda CBR150R is also equipped with double disc-brake, digital meter panel with integrated information (speedometer, odometer, trip meter, fuel meter, clock, and engine temperature), new aluminum rear foot step, and secure key shutter.

“Bringing the all-new Honda CBR150R to the Philippines is part of HPI’s efforts to ignite the passion of riding among new riders and enthusiasts. This is their chance to experience the thrill of Honda racing,” said HPI president Daiki Mihara.


Honda Philippines, Inc.
Lot 34 Phase 1-B, First Philippine Industrial Park Tanauan City, Batangas

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Dr. Jesusa M. Marco takes oath as 9th President of the College of the Holy Spirit Manila

Another milestone takes place today at the historic College of the Holy Spirit Manila (CHSM) as Dr. Jesusa M. Marco is sworn in as the school’s 9th President.

Dr. Marco’s presidency also marks the transition of CHSM, making her the 1st Lay President under the school’s new management by the Holy Spirit Alumni Management Corporation (HSAMC). The rites will be held at the Paraclete Auditorium, College of the Holy Spirit Manila.

In September 2015, the Congregational Leadership Team in Rome gave the approval for the collaboration of the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit (S.Sp.S) and the CHSM Alumnae through a Management Contract for the continuance of CHSM mission. 

On January 21, 2016, the Management Agreement was finally approved and signed between the College of the Holy Spirit of Manila and the Holy Spirit Alumni Management Corporation (HSAMC).

CHSM remains to be owned by S.Sp.S, however, it is now managed by the HSAMC effective May 1, 2016.

Dr. Marco finished AB Sociology in formerly Maryknoll (now Miriam College). She also holds Master of Arts in Social Sciences major in Sociology at De La Salle University. She earned her Doctorate Degree in Sociology at Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

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Tips to Boost Your Brain and Mental Health

Get enough sleep. Sleep helps your brain and body work properly. While you’re sleeping, your brain is forming new pathways to help you learn and remember information. Deep sleep also promotes normal growth in children and teens. It also boosts muscle mass and helps repair cells and tissues in children, teens and adults.

Drink plenty of water. It is important for the brain to be adequately hydrated to function properly. Your brain cells require a delicate balance of water and various elements to operate efficiently. When you’re dehydrated, your brain has to work a lot harder to perform at the same level. Drinking water also helps you feel refreshed, which may improve your state of mind. It can also prevent headaches and hangovers.

Get moving. Exercise releases endorphins, which are essential for producing good moods. Working out also keeps your brain and vital organs healthy. It also improves your body image and keeps you motivated to conquer challenges and pursue your goals.

Learn a new skill and play brainteasers. Learning a new skill and playing brainteasers can keep your brain sharp. When you learn a new skill, your brain creates new neural pathways that help you process and remember information better. Meanwhile, brainteasers and games that require you to decipher codes and pattern series, remember events and rationalize your answers can also enhance your problem-solving skills, logical reasoning, creativity, and imagination.

Communicate with other people. Regularly talking and socializing with other people can boost your communication skills and improve your decision-making and problem-solving abilities. It is also a way to avoid depression and negative thoughts, which can interfere with your daily activities.

Practice meditation. Meditation, which involves focusing your thoughts on the present moment, provides cognitive and psychological benefits. Aside from giving a sense of peacefulness and physical relaxation, it can also improve memory,

The MediCard Lifestyle Center in Makati offers quality medical and specialty services, including nutrition counselling, diet management, and yoga classes. For more information, call (02) 878-5101or visit

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Wilson Lee Flores is speaker at Int’l Peace Day, Road & Belt Int’l Conference

Writer, college teacher and realty entrepreneur Wilson Lee Flores is invited guest speaker at the September 21 “International Peace Day” rites on September 21 (Wednesday) afternoon by International Peace Diplomacy Corps at Makati Diamond Residences in Makati City; and the September 26 International Conference on the Belt and Road Economic Initiative in Xian City, Shaanxi province.

The Xian Conference focuses on the $4 trillion Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-century Maritime Silk Road, known as “The Belt and Road Initiative” is a development strategy linking 60 countries of Asia, China, Africa and Europe via land and sea infrastructures and trade. The regions linked by the Belt and Road Initiative covers about 40 per cent of the world’s economy and more than half of the world population

A writer on business, economics, geopolitics, culture and other topics, Wilson Lee Flores is a college teacher, winner of three Palanca literary awards and a record 13 Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) including two CMMA Hall of Fame Awards such as “Best Business Column”. He is author of 5 books on Philippine business published by De La Salle University Press. Flores also bought and revived the 77-year-old, pugon-style Kamuning Bakery Cafe in Quezon City. .

Wilson Lee Flores was also guest speaker at the September 9 Dedication Day of Grace Christian College in Quezon City and at the September 13 iCon Information Conference of the UST Journalism Society at the TARC Auditorium, University of Santo Tomas.