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“COMET” TO HIT PHILIPPINES THIS FEBRUARY

“A beautifully rendered experience that excels on nearly every level”  Awards Circuit

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Following the success of the Adam Levine-Kiera Knightley starrer Begin Again, Solar Pictures brings to local cinemas “COMET”– a cosmic love story that is sure to leave audiences with that warm February feeling.

“Comet,” stars Golden Globe nominee Emmy Rossum (“The Day After Tomorrow,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Mystic River”) and Justin Long (“Live Free or Die Hard,” “He’s Just Not That Into You”). “Comet” is an original modern love story that follows Kimberly (Rossum) and Dell (Long), who first meet at the Hollywood cemetery where they’ve both come to watch a meteor shower.

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 Kimberly is brilliant and beautiful; Dell is nerdy and pessimistic, but with an incredibly sharp mind and direct manner. While she and he are not a natural pair, they are cosmically drawn to each other and, under a night sky, luminous with falling stars, they begin their epic love story.

As the opening title card states the events “take place over six years (a few parallel universes over).”

But what starts as a typical romance quickly turns dreamlike as viewers leap back and forth in time, examining their eventual six-year relationship through the lens of their meeting and four other pivotal moments: a monumental fight at a friend’s wedding in Paris; a break up conversation after Dell has moved to New York; a reconnection on a train ride along the California coast; and finally, when Dell pops in on Kimberly unexpectedly in her home in the Hollywood Hills.

The leaps between these moments are seamlessly woven together to create a sense that this love story transcends time and space and that Kimberly and Dell are destined to be together, if not in this universe, then maybe the next.

Content Media introduced and screened the film to international distributors for the first time at the 2014 American Film Market (AFM) last November and was then picked up by Solar Pictures, among other films.

“The universal theme and inventive storytelling in ‘Comet’ have us believing that audiences will really connect with the film,” said Content Media President of Film Jamie Carmichael. “We were drawn in immediately and are happy to have this film…”

 COMET opens in cinemas nationwide on February 25, 2014 and is released by Solar Pictures.

For more information Like the Solar Pictures Facebook page: www.facebook.com/solarpicturesPH

Solar Pictures YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/solarpicturesPH

Watch the #CometMovie trailer here http://youtu.be/VncNuiNKiOc

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Jollibee treats fans to a Jolly Jolly Joy Joy Thanksgiving Party

Jollibee lovers of all ages were treated to a grand musical holiday as the leading fast-food chain celebrated the harmony of the holiday season in the Jolly Jolly Joy Joy Christmas Special with Sarah Geronimo. The Pop Star Royalty and long-time Chickenjoy ambassador led the festivities, which were held at the Trinoma Activity Center, and shared Christmas joy through her heartwarming rendition of well-loved holiday carols and the new Jollibee theme song, “Jolly Jolly Joy Joy.”

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Throngs of fans trooped to the Trinoma Activity Center for the Jolly Jolly Joy Joy

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Event hosts Justin and Riki Flores kept the crowd entertained during the musical event.

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The musical celebration also featured performances by today’s most incredible talents such as The Voice of the Philippines finalist Morissette Amon.

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“Jollibee has always been a part of many Filipino families’ Christmas tradition, and we are very honored and thankful for that,” said Jollibee Director Manager Kent Mariano. “This is why we have made it our goal to make every day, not just Christmas, a celebration nalaging pasarap nang pasarap nang pasarap, just like our Chickenjoy.”

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One of the most loved and respected vocal ensembles in the Philippines, The Company also  performed a series of their hits, much to the enjoyment of the crowd.

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Singing heartthrob and former Yumbassador Sam Concepcion also kept the crowd on their feet with his energetic performance.

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The highlight of the Jolly Jolly Joy Joy Christmas Special was Popstar Royalty and Jollibee brand ambassador Sarah Geronimo, who serenaded the crowd with songs from her newest album.

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In a few minutes from now,Lazada Philippines will have a Chinese New Year Kick-Off Sale!

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With the successful Online Revolution Month culminating last December 12, 2014, Lazada.com.ph is poised to stage yet again another show-stopping shopping event happening this January 27 as a kick-off to the forthcoming Chinese New Year. With jaw-dropping deals of as much as 88% off on select best-selling items, flash sales, and surprise items, keep your eyes peeled on www.lazada.com.ph/chinese-new-year/ starting 12:01 AM of January 27 and will end on 11:59 PM of the same day.

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If you are curious as to what makes it different from the other sale that Lazada.com.ph has previously staged, here are a few pointers to get you started:

  1. For the shopaholic nightowls, Lazada.com.ph will be holding night Sales Promotion from 12:00 AM – 8:00 AM of January 27, with many night vouchers up for grabs to give you the best additional discounts on top of discounted best selling items!
  2. For those who seek adventure and shopping thrill, there will be 16 Hourly Flash Sales from 8:00 AM until 11:59 PM!
  3. For the competitive shoppers, there will be hourly contests and special prizes on lazada.com.ph and on the Lazada Facebook Page http://www.facebook.com/LazadaPhilippines;
  4. For the Deal Hunters to get more out of their hard-earned bucks, Lazada.com.ph will be unveiling killer deals on best-selling tech and lifestyle items with discounts of as much as 88%!!!
  5. For those who seek shopping discounts, exclusive discount vouchers can be availed from our partners such as Smart Bro, Citibank, BPI, BDO and Maybank

Here’s the good news! for my followers and readers you can use the Code as you seen below that can be used by anyone. I’m sharing this treat with ,you as my friends and readers.

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1.       The code can be used once for every transaction with a minimum purchase of Php4,000.

2.       The voucher can be used multiple times but could not be combined with another voucher.

3.       Valid on January 27, 2015 only.

Happy Shopping with Lazada!

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PARADIZOO: POWER OF THREE “Festive Bloom of Agriculture”

This 2015 experience one of the most anticipated annual festivities in the field of agriculture as Paradizoo re-unfold “Power of Three” (floral, vegetable and agri-livestock fair). Join us from January 10 March 14 featuring an amazing Animal Parade, a gala for this year of the sheep. See different breeds of sheep parade.

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Also develop and enjoy your understanding towards agriculture as you will learn the Best Practices in agriculture. They will exhibit and display farm produce, sale and auction of livestock (imported breeds of goats for milk and meat, sheep, several pig breeds animal feed, and a lot more). There will be briefings, discussions on breeding programs and free seminar on flower, vegetable and livestock care.

Be mesmerized to a variety of breathtaking floral designs, formal hedges and topiary during Flower Festival starting Jan 17 to Feb 6. Witness a stunning haven of farm and garden everyone would wish to experience. Additional attention-catching topics to look forward are The Knowledge of Bonsai, as we open the eclectic and bonsai garden, learn about orchid and flower arrangement and listen to an I love You, Mother Nature Seminar

Get a chance to interact with animals and know the basics of farming from Feb 7 to Feb 27 in Livestock Festival and Feb 28 to March 14 in Veggie Festival. And once you get to know how to milk a goat, ride the horse, and witness a chicken lay an egg, or plant a coffee, cabbage or flower you can opt to buy the farm produce.

Located in Mendez, Cavite, Paradizoo is ideal for picnics, educational field trips, outdoor and group outing programs. It is a fascinating paradise that showcases the beauty of flora and fauna. Have a taste of this magnificent theme farm with its latest attractions.
This would be one fruitful experience you surely wouldn’t want to miss. So for those who yearn to have this wonderful experience, you can visit our website at www.zoomanity.com.ph for details or call us at telephone numbers 8999828 or 08.

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Masbate communities now open defecation-free with UNICEF-Unilever partnership

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United Nations children’s agency UNICEF and Unilever Philippines have partnered to stop the spread of deadly disease-spreading germs in less-privileged communities and far-flung provinces. Through the help of Unilever’s leading toilet-cleaning brand Domex, Filipinos are committing to better health through community spirit and participation.

Toilets like this in Aroroy, Masbate have wiped-out open defecation practices among residents, leading to lesser incidences of deadly illness especially among children.

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In Aroroy, Masbate, the communities of Matalangtalang, Talib and Cabangcalan have been declared open defecation-free following the success of the Community Approaches to Total Sanitation (CATS) program which is managed on-ground by UNICEF and its partners.

The CATS program encourages people to look at the potential health risks of open defecation practices in their communities and collectively seek solutions to their sanitation problems—by asking them to share toilets and eventually build their own.

The program also ensures that all public facilities in the three Aroroy communities have toilets and handwashing facilities, resulting in comfort and lesser incidences of illness especially among children.

For the past three years, Unilever has been supporting UNICEF’s CATS program as part of its commitment to the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan which aims to help improve the health and well-being of more than a billion people worldwide.

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Open defecation causes diarrhea and other deadly diseases, as flies go to the feces and fly into one’s food. It causes not only health-related problems, but also affects a family’s income as parents have to take care of a sick family member and pay for medicines and/or hospitalization. Kids also miss school days when they get sick or take care of sick siblings.

“Our success in making these Masbate barangays open defecation-free is a big step towards eliminating disease-spreading germs, especially among children where there are high incidences of deadly water-borne illnesses such as diarrhea and pneumonia,” said Dr. Michael Emerson Gnilo, UNICEF Communication for Development Specialist. “With Unilever support, we intend to make 18 more barangays open defecationfree by the end of 2015. These model barangays will pave the way for expansion and scale up of the program.”

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Globally, more than 760,000 people are now living in open defecationfree communities, leading to improved health, safety, security and dignity, thanks to the UNICEF and Unilever partnership. This partnership has also provided more than 120 schools or 29,500 school children worldwide with safe water, sanitation and hygiene facilities which led to fewer sick days and more children staying in school, leading to improved education.

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Pilipinas Men’s Fashion Week Cycle 6 Spring/Summer 2015

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The first major fashion event of 2015 here in hte Philippines will be staged this January. Now at its new home and official venue partner, on January 24-25, 2015 Pilipinas Men’s Fashion Week (PMFW) will hold its 6th Cycle at 2md Level Atrium, The Podiom. In this cycle, 21 established and young Filipino designers will showcase their Spring/Summer 2015 collections to be paraded by more than 60 models on the red carpet runways of PMFW. Armed with modern design philisophies and superb technical executions, these designers will give a fresh vibe on hte latest menswear trends here in the Philippines. Among the official PMFW Cycle 6 designers are the following:

Nico Agustin Mark Dela Peña

MJ Alminanza Robert Dimacali

Jiro Angelo Roberth Gallardo

Estien Quijano Clint Catalan

Mikee Andrei Adam Balasa

Edmmir Lagui Aaron Dela Cruz

Donn Delantar Yako Reyes

Earl Gariando Levenson Rodriguez

Charles Anito Simon Ariel Vasquez

Donald Green Marlon Tabangcura

Ramon Favilla

PMFW Cycle 6 is presented by The Podium and Nico Agustin Menswear and supported by event partners like 19AD91, Mode Elle, Lumina Events, Fashion Institute of hte Philippines, Zen Institute, Freshman Masculine Wash, Eventologist.ph, design 645 by Kathleen Alba and Yeoh Models. Its major media partner is AMPR Publicity and Communications Inc. Shows will be directed by Bernard Maybituin of Lumina Events.

Pilipinas Men’s Fashion Week is owned and produced by Nico Agustin and MJ Alminanza.

To know more about the event, visit http://www.facebook.com/ThePilipinasMensFashionWeek

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Rekados Cafe and Restaurante – Excellent Food,Cozy Restaurant, & Pasalubong Shop (All-in-one place)

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For those who want to venture out of the city and enjoy for a bit of cooler air in the South of Manila, Tagaytay, is one of the most pleasant city in the South. with its laid back atmosphere,cool climate and scenic long hour drive from the city – there is a Restaurant that not only offers great food but offers an unforgettable experience down South. One of the best Restaurant going to Tagaytay is Rekados Cafe and Restaurante located at Santa Rosa- Tagaytay Road,Silang, Cavite.

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For those who are first time visitors or just looking for new things to see and do before and after going to Tagaytay, I have my top 4 list why you must visit Rekados Cafe and Restaurant! here’s the full list.

1. Spanish influence on Filipino Food– The next time you’re looking for an amazing dining experience,look no further than Rekados Cafe and Restaurant. Why it’s awesome: Spanish influences can be found throughout Filipino cuisine. It is a MUST that you visit this Restaurant and savor the rich taste of their famous Paella Valenciana and Callos.

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Their service, presentation, and food were all excellent and I would highly recommend all the food they serve. In case you are starving for more, it is best that you should also try their Grilled Salmon that just blends in your mouth. Grilled Porkchops, and Linguine Al Pesto,

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As for my dessert, the tastiest I’ve got is their Churros in Spanish Tablea  — very delicious!

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On your next trip before and after going to Tagaytay, definitely go visit and dine at REKADOS.

2. Scenic view – The ambiance was suitable for families, romantic hide-aways or casual conferences. here you can also see a bit of a touch of spanish and filipino culture, very much like Intramuros.I love how the plants were everywhere plus a huge garden filled with trees and  flowers. I can just imagine how romantic the place looks like at night. The place also has this big garden that’s still under renovation very much like Pedalling from Paris to Venice – where they can also accommodate garden weddings, venue for wedding proposals, and etc. I don’t have the photo of the Garden because its under contraction but next time that ill be visiting Rekados, will definitely take a picture of it 🙂

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3. Fine Restaurant – The feel inside Restaurant is like coming home to your ancestral home and very romantic aura too.The restaurant is filled with stuff from the past, antique photo frames, old clocks, books,and  etc. And the menu is filled with family recipes or recipes from friends of the restaurant owner’s family. The place is not that big that it can only accommodate a number of customers at a time; so, it’s best to make reservations especially during lunch time.

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4. Pasalubong Items –  Rekados Cafe and Restaurante is a complete haven of treats and goodies for your loved ones once you get home. choose among the varieties of delectable goodies Balai Pasalubong offers.

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There is also a milk store inside the compound known as Gatas Station where customers can buy fresh milk.
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Great food – Scenic View – and Pasalubong Items all in one place.

To top it off, The gracious and handsome owner Mr. Daniel Custodio makes this place more friendly to everyone. Nice place, good music, excellent food and service!

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