CIGNAL Presents “Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa WIFI”

Sunday, July 22, 2018




In this day and age, the internet is a necessity. I get panic and manic depressed whenever I’m not connected so I’m very thankful to Smart for always getting me there, connected with friends, family and loved ones. This particular thing though has it’s drawbacks.


This is where this movie starts off, in a remote island where you totally get disconnected from the comforts of communication, of technology and just about everything that has got to be connected with it. I’ve seen milennials go ballistic at the mere thought of that, no sms, no Twitter, no Messenger, no Facebook, no Youtube, just life, would you survive and do romance without it all? This is what Sue Ramirez, Markus Peterson, Jameson Blake intends to tell you a story of in “Ang Babaeng Allergic sa WIFI”. This is directed by Jun Lana, who as of recent has gotten their first trailer to get 1 Million views, trend number 1 with the second trailer on Twitter, a feat that they’d be so happy about converting to movie tickets one that the Pista Ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018 commences on August, eagerly waited by fans and netizens alike.



This is in partnership with CIGNAL Entertainment, The Ideafirst Company and Octobertrain Films. Would she be able to last long in this predicament? Would you do the same when it would cost you the man of your dreams? Or would it be horror for you to disconnect from all the norms now?

Make sure to watch “Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa Wifi” and get more information about it via Cignal Entertainment’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/CignalEntertainment/  and the “Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa WiFi’s” Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/AngBabaengAllergicSaWiFi/

It’s all there!


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Bova is Back on GMA





He’s Anthony Bova, acting guru to some of the best Hollywood stars, theater actors, coach to the world’s best corporate executives and GMA’s brightest stars. He’s back in Manila to work on GMA’s home grown talents, their curriculum and even those who are behind the camera. The noted expert from the US is planting seeds once again - to level up what he’s been doing in the past few years, and celebrities welcomed this with open arms, hearts and minds which is needed for his course.


Anthony Bova says “Before we start, I am a friend of Direk Maryo Delos Reyes. As we go forward in this training, the beautiful actors, this is a continuation of that spirit. This empowerment thing was a part of that talk with him and hopefully he is with us and continually be with us, this is for the love of that man.”


In GMA, I did a lot of listening and tried to see where the actors are in their craft and their career. I hear what they need in their programs, I create a curriculum that fills a couple of holes. We show what we learn, not to do scenes, no plays, something different that they do what is demanded of them, to turn it on and off into their character which happens to a lot of actors without a lot of time.


We train them to have access to their parts that can be used as tools and do it very quickly. They need a strong foundation, then use the tools to deliver. In January, they need to do it twice in different executions, into different scenes. Completely different performance in the same scene, that’s an example. Actors here are very earthy, very connected emotionally, no ego like some hollywood actors I’ve had to work with so out job is easier. We don’t have to spend energy to get to their bodies.



Their weakness is being so humble, it makes them small, a very delicate line, but no, they have to get their space. That subtlety takes away from the actors part. One is to make them have awareness, it shouldn’t be subservient. In roleplay they need to know how they feel when they act, they learn how they feel and empower them to contradict that even if they feel the opposite. They don’t have to overact, they have to honor it and be grateful by educating them through that science. When we worked out my curriculum with GMA, there were a lot we had to put there with Ana Feleo filling in when I’m not here. I gotta go to work to know we make decisions that is systemized from a place without any deficit.



They must know it’s not an actor thing, the x factor of the human being. There is nothing better than the colors and layers in this room, to cultivate that talent, much more than an IT factor. It has to have bravery and discipline, I normally hate questions but these are great!”




He adds “I am not just learning from you, but learning from the talents of GMA because they have been so passionate they have been easy to work with. They come to class so awake, hungry to do their homework, and this makes our job easy because they don’t have their egos in the way.





Mikoy says “I find workshops therapeutic, when he came in, he taught us a different attitude, you become empowered when you are on set, not just the attitude at work but life. You have you, you’re a giant, it changed how I see life. It’s really helpful but the homeworks are crazy, but if you do it, you see the effect at home, you see how you become a better person overall. You doubt yourself less.
We asked him about his recent tweets too that had me worried a bit, he answered quite nice.




Andrea says “His homework includes reading, answering a set of questions like your goals, how to achieve that and see your blessings unfold. You want to explain yourself, on how you feel.





Chynna says “I really took it on 100% and I was scared to show who I really was, I double guess myself but because of this and two years we’re doing this, it made me take on decisions that I jumped into, opportunities and roles that made me feel self psych talking to myself, now I have a family, a daughter, creative writing, even if I feel I don’t have time, we just be.


Ben Alvez adds “He sees us as humans first and not just teach us how to be actors. We do 30-40 scenes a day, that’s a short time, but being more attuned with myself, he has brought that out. We can work from there. You are constantly discovering yourself in layers, you surprise yourself.






Anthony also is known for furnishing some weird homeworks for the actors. Thea Tolentino says “I didn’t know how I improved as you continue to do the homework. You go up and down, you don’t know why but you observe where you are. It’s difficult to answer too because it’s all in English (she jokes). But now I can do my contrabida roles effectively, in different ways which I have learned in the past year, hopefully this year too.


I also asked her about recent Twitter trolls that attacked her, she still was so nice and adamant about dealing with them. That takes class!



GMA Executive Ms. Gigi Santiago says “Anthony Vincent Bova is back in the Philippines and we love to have a caliber of people like him and Ana Feleo, training all our artists. We welcome you back to the Philippines. These guys are very into it, they know we have a special thing going on. We are planning to include production people, even our boss is going to be included, she’s asked us who will be there so she too can prepare, I couldn’t even believe that. We are slowly doing it and we have seen it bear fruit.

It’s one of the reasons why the network is now saving money, time and effort on their actors. They have changed culture, it takes a lot to do that. It’s also the reason why you see huge improvements in the shows they are doing - and for the years to come. It currently is only available with GMA’s talent pool, they’re very lucky.


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G-SHOCK Releases #PambansangGSHOCK Watch

Friday, July 20, 2018





G-SHOCK has always been in my wrist since their resonance early 2000s. I was so honored to have met the man who started it all in 2014 when he personally went here for the G-SHOCK World Tour, I'm talking about Kikuo Ibe. The man talked about how he started conceptualizing a timepiece that could weather the elements, survive a drop from 4 floors, then wow the whole world with it. 

They've done exactly that.

Then there were more.


Chronographs

Solar and Carbon


More Chronographs

Big G-SHOCK for men.





Now that they're here in the Philippines, they've not only made their presence felt - but sold quite a lot of these timepieces which we've all grown to love. At that time they even made a limited edition GSHOCK watch for the Philippines, which I've been using since then (Yes I am still using it til now!), worn out but totally still fine from all angles. It's one of the reasons why I always have a GSHOCK because it literally lasts years, very practical and superbly designed.

This year, they've announced the G-SHOCK "Design The National G-Shock Competition" and a LOT of people joined in (about 1,200 individuals) who had background in art direction, product design, graphic design and just about every regular joe who could whip up the best looking GSHOCK that would best represent the Philippines. 



CASIO Japan Executive Masaki Obu announcing the winning design.



Finalists include Aaron Cedric Manaloto, Adrian Delmo, Austeen Manalang, Carlo San Jose, Dennis Inosanto, Jerome Banal and Joshua Panaligan. They were flanked by Mr. Masaki Obu during the event.



Dylan Dylanco shows her winning piece, it's called HABI and now dubbed the #PambansangGShock


The winner is Dylan Dylanco. She is self taught, but is an experienced illustrator who's expertise include branding and graphic design. She has already done a lot of things including other lifestyle brands and sports gears, no wonder she's done quite well no?


Her inspiration for this design is the Filipino's undying spirit, the Filipino tribes from up north to the ones in the south and how we've done fabric weaving through the centuries. If you're a Filipino, you would be a little familiar with the patterns, which in turn would also remind you of indigenous tribal warriors in the country. Their grit, toughness, same spirit that runs through the veins of our country's heroes, comparable to the tough G-Shock watches we wear today.




The HABI on my wrist.



The warrior colors are just magnificent! Plus, it's built to last!

This is officially the first G-SHOCK made for and designed by a Filipino. Wear them proud as these guys are limited edition. There are only 200 pieces of these out there, count out the number of celebrities who were there that afternoon so that's even a smaller batch. 

You won't get these anywhere but only the G-SHOCK stores like G-SHOCK Ayala Vertis North (where we were!),G-SHOCK SM City North Edsa in QC, G-SHOCK Glorietta 4 in Makati, G-SHOCK Greenbelt 5, G-SHOCK SM City Clark in Pampanga, G-SHOCK SM City Santa Rosa in Laguna, G-SHOCK SM Lanang Premier in Davao and G-SHOCK SM CDO Downtown Premier branch down south.. It retails for Php 9,999, stocks surely will run out fast!


Hurry! I'm not even joking!


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FQ The Nth Intelligence by Rose Fres Fausto

Thursday, July 19, 2018




Filled to the brim with banking and finance people (most of which are Atenistas I could tell), we got to witness the launch of Rose Fres Fausto’s newest book called Arm Yourself With 21st Century Skill - FQ, - The nth intelligence or what they call Financial Intelligence Quotient.





Albeit being an important of daily living, people tend to brush this off because of its complexity, but it is essential and an integral part of business and daily decisions. This book will exactly help in that. She says “I dream to actually have a book that would be able to create a healthy money mindset for everyone, one that would reboot one’s relationship with money and the basics of handling it. I also want to stress what the purpose of money is in our life, it’s to fulfill our core values. We also want to make FQ an important part of raising our children so their financial affairs won’t be a mess, no matter how successful they are in any field, so they can be stress free and truly happy. You must know how to Pay Yourself, Get Into Business where You Can Seek Advise From Competent People, Make Your Gold Work For You, all of which will be explained in the book.”




She adds “I am Ilocana, thrifty ones, raised frugal but happy and confident. I was dressed with colorful pieces off of excess textile from my sisters outfits. Now we watch our expenses like a hawk, our financial statements were enforced. This started my FQ experience, my kids now save and prepare for their future and taught them, exposed them on how money really works. Now they ask about how some people not prepare for their retirement, you on the other hand will dispell myths, talk about it while you are still young because money needs time to grow. It is a call for everyone to mind our FQ.”



The FQ: Nth Intelligence book is now available in leading bookstores for only Php 385. You may follow her channels FB and YT @FQMom, and IG and Twitter @theFQMom. You may also access the online FQ Test via rebrand.ly/FQTest.


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