Myrtle Sarroza for Guitar: What Icons Wear
Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Enzo Pineda, Lharby Policarpio, Royce Cabrera, Aaron Concepcion and Albie Casiño for CALL ME PAPI
5 of some of the hunkiest guys in the Philippines in one film? Yes, it is possible! This comes as CALL ME PAPI will be shown on theaters this coming December 7th, nationwide! This stars Enzo Pineda, Lharby Policarpio, Royce Cabrera, Aaron Concepcion and Albie Casiño. It's a full blown barkada film, so if you've got friends that stick with you through thick or thin, you'll definitely find yourself in one of the characters.
|A Filipino Barkada film, CALL ME PAPI stars Enzo Pineda, Lharby Policarpio, Royce Cabrera, Aaron Concepcion and Albie Casiño|
Times are tough for films this year but they're raring to have this shown during the holidays. This is the opportune time to do it because this film was delayed because of pandemic restrictions, it took them over 3 years to finish it. It's a tale of 5 men from different walks of life, all of whom would be testing the bonds of friendship, and camaraderie. Have you ever heard of "friends being family you choose?", that's exactly how this one goes, but there's more to their individual struggles that will be told in the film.
Check out what happened during the press conference last week:
Seasoned actresses Katya Santos and Irma Adlawan will also be joining the cast. Anya Aguilar will play the girlfriend of Albie Casino in the film.
Enzo says "My character is a little artsy, but always end up with the wrong women, like some who are married, and struggled finding out what relationships are and if it does make him happy."
Royce says "I play Lito in the film. He is a hard worker, a call center agent, and does every odd job imaginable just to put food on the table."
Albie adds "I play the character of Bret, who's a waiter, a man who's going through life and survive daily struggles. His life is going to change once that he finds out that he has to take care of a baby, who's mom left behind."
Lharby plays Mario, a call center agent, who's a man's man. He takes care more of his peers rather than just himself. He doesn't go out much, and just stays at home after work. He also contributes for the expenses of his family, doing his best to help his papis all the time.
Aaron Concepcion plays Roy, a farmer, someone from the province who wanted to just help his family. There will be a twist on his professional career, which will affect not just his friends, but his family too.
Life may have been very complicated for these 5 guys, but it would be nice to see how the dynamics of their friendship would solve their problems, how one would be able to help one another or break down in shambles when you need them most. I hope this gives a glimpse on the lives of Filipino guys that are not toxic, and puts a lot of importance on their peers, to hopefully help each other out in times of trouble.
This will really be a huge challenge for production, and the cast to bring this message across. I pray they get noticed for awards as this has got a solid concept and story. This is also dedicated to the film's producer Shandii Bacolod who passed away a day before the shoot was done. This is also directed by Dr. Alvin Yapan. She made remarkable work especially for this project because she believed in the material, the cast too. Again, if you would like to see a feel good Filipino barkada film, give CALL ME PAPI a visit on theaters this coming December 7th. Bring your friends!
Signed for Stardom: GMA Artists Renew, Sign with Sparkle!
|My favorite Thea Tolentino, Lianne Valentin, Liezel Lopez are now signed for stardom!|
Several artists renewed ties and new ones joined Signed for Stardom, the annual Sparkle signing event for artists joining GMA. This includes Kylie Padilla, Kyline Alcantara, Ysabel Ortega, Shayne Sava, Derrick Monasterio, David Licauco, Angel Guardian, Thea Tolentino, Lianne Valentin, Liezel Lopez, Sophie Albert, Thia Thomalla, Sherilyn Reyes, Rodjun Cruz, EA Guzman, Juancho Trivino, Anjo Damiles, Luke Conde, Dustin Yu, Skye Chua, Kim Perez, Haley Dizon, Marco Masa, Princess Aliyah, Hailey Mendes, Jade Tecson, Jayson Gainza, Bianca Manalo. The event happened in the morning and we got there a bit in the late afternoon so a few of the stars left for work (and their locked in tapings) but we were pretty blessed to have been able to personally talk to some of them.
Then we also got to talk to Thea Astley and Kim Perez. Thea indulged us with her experience singing in Sunday shows whilst Kim talked more about what he could put on the table when acting challenges come soon.
Ysabel Ortega had us in on a lot of the things she's doing for Voltes V and the Miguel Tanfelix loveteam. Shayne Sava had a lot of exciting shows which she's enjoyed over the years, hence this particular signing with Sparkle was quite a welcome development for her.
As for new artists, there wasn't any shortage of that. Here's who to look forward to in the next few years of GMA shows!
This is just the start and I'm liking the way they talked to us during this short talk. They're quite promising and I hope it'll be a short amount of time to wait for them to do GMA dramas, fantasy or comedy shows in the channel. Imagine the amount of talent that GMA now has in their stable. I hope this starts pouring opportunities for them very soon.
Here's more photos for your pleasure!
Sparkle Fans Day: New Faces, Fun Activities for Loyal Kapuso Fandoms
It was fun to see the brightest stars of GMA at the SM Skydome a few days ago. Artists like the recently viral Andrea Torres, leading man Jeric Gonzales, Voltes V Legacy's Ysabel Ortega, Miguel Tanfelix, Radson Flores, Matt Lozano, Raphael Landicho, Martin del Rosario, the First Lady Sanya Lopez, businessman and actor Ken Chan all gave the fans a show they would never forget. It was a gathering of sorts, and they wanted the fans to experience how it is to be with their favorite celebrities.
Aside from that, this was also a venue to introduce new generation of Kapuso stars and the teens who just got signed by the network did not disappoint. Much of the hosting, dancing and singing numbers had them showcase what they have in store for future GMA shows. I love the Sparkada and the new ones who introduced themselves on stage, some extremely good looking ones too.
@kumagcow Scenes from the GMA Sparkle Fans Day held at the SKYDOME in SM North Edsa #tiktokshowbizreporter #EntertainmentPH ♬ original sound - John Bueno
Fans won prizes through raffles and games that Kapuso stars also participated in. This event really made the celebrities accessible to their fans, as a way of thanks for all the years they supported their idols.
Make sure you follow Sparkle's social channels to get to know more of the new Kapuso stars and their new upcoming shows on the same network.
Queen of Feng Shui Marites Allen Enters Metaverse, Launches New Book on Year of Water Rabbit
It's been a while since we've seen Ms. Marites Allen in person. She's been to the UK and different parts of the globe to share her knowledge in Feng Shui and this time, she's doing quite differently. Donned in a Rabbit Cape ensemble made by Dexter Alazas (inspired by Marites Allen's Golden Zodiac), she shared how we all could take advantage of the Year of the Water Rabbit this 2023.
What's up with the coming Year of the Water Rabbit this 2023?
Ms. Marites Allen chimes in on what you could look forward to if you're an avid fan of Feng Shui. 2020 was a year of new beginnings. 2021 was the year of vaccinations, 2022 was a year of breakups while this year is about "Letting Go!" The center is love star, so if you want to let go, this is the opportune time for that.
She says "In the last 2 and a half years, I was approached by the largest publisher in the UK and they are publishing my Chinese Astrology book this January, you can pre order now on AMAZON UK. This will also be released in the US and the Philippines later in the year. This is the first time I had to be away from my children because they are growing, I have my planner. If you are born in the year of the horse, you will be rich this year. The best seller Almanac with lucky days and months is now also bundled with books with special mantras, this was very helpful for me. This include a lot of secrets you can take advantage of for the year of the Water Rabbit."
She adds "The rabbit needs to be careful because of the illness star. In 2023, if you are boar, dog, a father, you will be a little challenged this year until 2024. The next 20 years will be more for women. We cannot just rely on Feng Shui, we need to work hard to make sure things are good for us. We will be an online event on December 17 and 18. Our book is going to be available on Amazon UK. We will also enter the Metaverse, a first of its kind."
Feng Shui Enters Metaverse
If you avidly follow what she's doing every year, you know there's bound to be something new up her sleeves. She has officially been the first to officially do this in the country. She's on her infancy in entering the Metaverse. During this year's annual Feng Shui forecast (which will happen on December 17 and 18), she will be launching her Golden Zodiac books (all 12 of them) which will contain a new AR function wherein you can proudly see your own symbol just by scanning the QR code on the book itself.
You can purchase the books bundled together with the Planner and Almanac which is already available at https://frigga.com.ph/collections/books. They will also be rolling out Golden Zodiac through KALOSCOPE to begin issuing NFT's (which also has value) in order to get perks, access to exclusive events, discounts on the Frigga shop and discounts on private consultations with the Queen of Feng Shui Marites Allen.
The 2023 Feng Shui Planner, Personal Horoscope Books
If you want to have a detailed guide for the on where to place things in your house, the Feng Shui Planner is essential. The Personal Horoscope Books will also be good for reading without the need to pass through other signs as this is now in separate books. You can give this to friends, family who might need the same love and help that Ms. Marites Allen provides.
You can now purchase these items at the Frigga.co.uk or Frigga.com.ph sites or through Lazada. Tickets to her event on December can also be bought through the same websites mentioned. You can also call them via 09209509390 if you have inquiries about the event. You can also follow her social media channels as updates about this and the guides are posted there on a regular basis. This is just the glimpse of what's to come with Ms. Marites Allen, proving she's not just the Queen of Feng Shui, but of innovations as well.
Have You Tried Gentle Parenting?
Sunday, November 27, 2022
I haven't, but from the looks of it, it makes total sense.
Back in the day, the parenting style in the Philippines was perceived to be very strict, ultra conservative, very matriarchal, and include flying slippers and hangers every once in a while.
Not everyone knew that parenting actually can work even if we deal with kids and do parenting in a very calm demeanor. It's properly called gentle parenting. It involves respect, understanding, empathy and setting healthy boundaries, without taking away individual happiness which is extremely important for kids. The style would make them very confident and independent too.
When a kid does something bad, don't attack the person, but the action. Tell them how you feel, introduce another way to do it and ask them why it would be better. Ease in on why you think why his actions are wrong. It also pays to be a good example. Not only would they inherit your good looks, but your manners. If you are kind, respectful, they'll see how you walk the talk and become an inspiration for them. You'll be a person that they'd aspire to become especially your good traits.
Although education seem to be a bit pricey these days, there's always AIA Philippines' Future Scholar. A product that can get you cash payouts, an assure you that your child's dreams of graduatiing someday would be fulfilled. This can act as savings, an investment, to help finance your child's education even after school's done. Be it 5 years or more, you can have something to count on when things don't go your way in life. You also get to choose how to build the funds til he reaches maturity (around 17yo). This can also be claimed lump sum if anything untoward happens to you.
AIA Future Scholar gives you peace of mind. This was designed with parents in mind so you continue to live happier, healthier lives. If you want to know more about it, head on to https://www.aia.com.ph/en/our-products/education/future-scholar.html for more information about it.
IT FOLDS: ASUS Announces Availability of Zenbook 17 Fold OLED Laptop
If you haven't seen it, then it's time you do. This is the new ASUS Zenbook 17 Fold OLED laptop. This is the world's very first foldable ultra compact and light OLED laptop that can fit in 17.3 inch boxes and used in different modes. Absolutely stunning to see in person.
It utilizes it's huge 2560x1920 4:3 ratio foldable OLED touchscreen, Intel Core i7 1250OU processor, 16GB LPDDR5, 1TB PCIe 4.0 SSD storage, Intel Iris Xe Graphics loaded with Windows 11 Home OS and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2021 edition. It's pretty packed for something very light and amazing, I could imagine this being used by executives, content creators and just about anyone who is in the marketing field. It transforms the whole length into a screen so those presentations would certainly be covered if you get this new machine.
George Su the ASUS Philippines Country Manager says "We are excited to be here with you in person. Over 30 years ago ASUS started in a rooftop of an apartment and then went into manufacturing motherboards in Taiwan. ASUS ZENBOOK carries the design philosophy of over 30 years of innovation. The number 1 OLED laptop brand nationwide, we continue to push boundaries of creating a laptop. We consistently remodel the gaming arena and now we are the number 1 gaming brand in the Philippines and the world."
ASUS Expert Series is part of ASUS Business. This includ e the ZenBook, VivoBook, and today they introduced a lot of innovations including the world's first 17 inch OLED Laptop. It's got 6 modes of use and it would fit your lifestyle.
Kyle Hubo says "It is innovative, has Mobility and is setting new industry standards as the first OLED display that has got HDR OLED giving you blur free photos, videos, best in class colors, 70 percent less blue light , extreme contrast plus a quad speaker system. It is practical and reliable. You can use it on laptop mode, portrait mode, landscape mode tablet mode, reader mode, or others. If you want to share ideas, use the kick stand, unfold it for others to see. The 17.3 inch screen would be good especially on extended mode as you can work and watch without closing windows on full screen. The keyboard and touchpad knows when it's attached, so it would be easy to go in and out, switch devices just by pressing Bluetooth buttons on its keyboard. This is also military grade and is built to last. The Core i7, 4K display, and easy to charge via USB-C option will make this one of the most wanted products this year!"
The Glide X cross device screen sharing solution also works on this device. It's free and proprietary, so those photoshoots will certainly be easy for photographers or creative people.
They also showcased the new creator series and told us how it could make our content creation journey easier if you've got a powerful machine. Aside from that, they also announced new promos including a 23,000 worth of products and devices that would come free in every purchase of the ASUS Fold OLED, plus one from Home Credit wherein you can get the device at 0% interest in 12 months payment scheme. Albeit a little pricey, it's understandable because of the new technology we're seeing now. At Php 219,999, it's only going to be sold in the Philippines at 100 units. Things may run out fast so if you're interested, get it from the ASUS official website at asus.com/ph/laptops/for-home/all-series/zenbook-17-fold-oled-ux9702/
JL, Biogesic and Unilab for a Healthier Philippines
Saturday, November 26, 2022
The word "Ingat" resonated with so many Filipinos, more so during the pandemic as health suddenly became so much of a priority (for obvious reasons). Biogesic and Unilab recently reminded us that getting sick could actually affect anyone at anytime, and during these times... there should be "Alagang Walang Pinipili". The feeling and act of unconditional care for others has always been their call. Then on this day, they also renewed their ties with the main man, John Lloyd Cruz. When he looks at you and said "Ingat" with those eyes, things get better.
This time he's taking the point across to more Filipinos, together with that signature salute of his, he's going to communicate how it is to be in a state where there's "Alagang Walang Pinipili". He says "It's had not to feel the care and support of the people you work with at Unilab. They always want to know how you are, how you are doing, and ask you what you want to do. Now our connections get even deeper. Especially now on their 50th year!"
Unilab Corporate VP Alexander Panlilio adds "We believe in the care and quality healthcare we provide for every Filipino family. Biogesic has always been synonymous with the "Ingat" tagline which John Lloyd does in our messages. This time we want to strengthen our connections with "Alagang Walang Pinipili" just like what he experienced with us at Unilab."
This is a commitment from Unilab and Biogesic. If you want to know more about their campaign, check out their YouTube channel via youtube.com/c/biogesicph.
Top Holiday Destinations: Tagaytay Highlands
Christmas in the Philippines start at "BER" months, which means months that end with BER (September to December). It is dubbed as the longest Christmas celebration in the world and we do often take this time to be with friends, family, and loved ones. Destinations such as Tagaytay Highlands are often on top of the list because of the cool climate, serene and beautiful landscape where guests, residents would enjoy the countryside without going too far from the metropolis via a short ride away down south.
It has changed a lot over the years as new exclusive residential homes and units have been put up as vantage points to Taal Volcano and lake area, and Laguna-Mount Makiling side, you'll end up crazy trying to look at the nice views from one side and the other. They also have recently put up Christmas decors, lights, ornaments as the holidays come closer, making this a very inviting place to be in especially this December. Tagaytay Highlands will also be holding a Christmas Party for the young ones come December 17. It will be held at the Sports Center Hall so make sure you get them all dressed for the occasion.
Aside from that, there will be a Christmas Bazaar on the Highlands Golf Parking area from December 27 to 31 to make sure those aguinaldos and shopping money be spent without leaving the sweet enclave. The Sports Center Hall will also get converted for the New Years Eve countdown on the 31st, so schedule appropriately during the holidays.
For those who prefer a more holy retreat, Chapel events will happen from November 27th til the end of the year, so make sure you check schedules appropriately on site or their social channels. You can also take the trip there for the annual "Simbang Gabi" which starts from December 15th to the 23rd. The holiday mass will also be celebrated on Christmas eve and the day itself, plus on New Year's day. It's certainly a dreamy place to be in during Christmas time so if you're in the mood for a move, consider Tagaytay Highlands to be on your list if you would like a change of pace and destination during the holidays. The award winning developer Highlands Prime Inc. is a subsidiary of SM Prime Holdings. It's safe and made of dreams, so if you're interested go check out Tagaytay Highlands on FB, IG and their site tagaytayhighlands.com today!
EFFITIX Now in the Philippines
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Of course, consult your vet at all times.
Cignal Entertainment Does Showbiz Caravan: A Proper Thanksgiving and for Charity
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Megan Young for Megan Beauty
The epitome of grace, elegance, and being humble, that's exactly what Megan Young is. Of all the encounters I've had with her covering events and showbiz interviews, she's up there with the best and I believe it has been one of the reasons why she won Miss World 2013. It has been one elusive crown that the Philippines has never won and til now, she's hosted the show several times and still connecting with the organization.
Recently in one of her vlogs, she was seen taking a few minutes doing her beauty regimen, a time to take care of herself with a peel off mask, an eye gel patch and facial foam wash from beauty brand Megan. She was adamant how effective it was and told the benefits of each product. Back then, she wasn't an endorser yet and when folks from Lifestrong Marketing Inc., they figured this was the opportune time to make her the brand's endorser.
The executives know she's the perfect representation of Megan Beauty. Megan has always been a champion for women empowerment and making true sense of "beauty with a purpose". If you would like to know more about her and her campaign, head on to Megan Beauty social channels as her endorsement involves various materials like photos and videos specifically made for those who believe they too can achieve the same.
I personally love their masks and now, it's got more meaning with Megan Young on board. Congratulations to Megan and Megan Beauty! It's about time!
Congressman Arjo Atayde Urges to Expedite Anti-Flooding Projects in PH
It's a sad, but we all have to face the reality that climate change is happening and we are getting the rut of its impact especially those located in coastlines, remote islands, plains, mountains, even cities too.
The weather has not been like what we have experienced in the past, and the existence of Super Typhoons has already broken what we all thought was already strong, not good. These days, it's not just the wind we're scared about. It's also the rain, the rising tides and ultimately, the flooding. We've been paralyzed in one way or another and this cost billions of damages, not just on property, but also lives.
We're so used to managing it, doing temporary band aid measures so it's so nice to hear someone acting on it. Recently. Congressman Arjo Atayde of the 1st District of Quezon City urging the government offices to prioritize the proper management and fast track completion of flood control projects especially in prone areas. This was said in his privilege speech on Tuesday and also proposes a Czar specifically just for that.
He utters "It's but timely to put one in the Executive branch to particularly address and ensure who will be responsible for coordinating with DPWH and MMDA. By putting a "Flooding Czar" NCR's various local government projects will be fast tracked putting priorities where it's due." He also made mention about the Metro Manila Flood Management Project that involves over 36 pumping stations, plus construction of 20 more (by October 2024), but so far only 1 has been acted upon. He also is pushing for funding from DPWH to make further studies in addressing this issue. It would also include the construction of retarding ponds in places like malls, schools, basketball courts, play areas, including the San Juan River.
Arjo also worries about his constituents like in Barangay Mariblo, Barangay Sto. Domingo and Barangay Talayan who already has experienced waist deep floods, to hopefully rid it with a more permanent solution for years to come. He also made samples out of Barangays in Bungad, San Antonio, Katipunan and Damayan who experienced knee deep floods. We are resilient people, but we should never resort to normalizing what we do during natural disasters and calamities. It cost the country 60.07 Billion last year and we should all do our part in making sure nothing bad like this would happen. The "Flood Czar" should take care of that.
Rémy Martin Presents 1738 Accord Royal at Whiskey Live Manila
Tuesday, November 22, 2022
Rémy Martin actually launched their 1738 Accord Royal. It's a really unique cognac heavily rooted in histroy as it has been granted Accord Royal status by King Louis XV in 1738. I must say, I got a taste of in mixes at Honeycomb where they also launched an event, quite surprised how smooth it is, not pungent, just the right amount of fruitiness, oak, spicy and toasted with a bold flavor. It's definitely something that can be done in different ways, and be paired with savory food without spoiling it.
If you want to know more about the new Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal, you may visit remymartin.com or their social channels RemyMartinPhilippines on FB, IG. You can order them now at boozy.ph or singlemalt.ph if you want to try them out!