Jollibee Kids Club welcomes the Voice Kids Top 4

The Voice Kids Top 4 Darren Espanto, Darlene Vibares, winner Lyca Gairanod and Juan Karlos Labajo have signed up as the newest members and Jollibee ambassadors of the coolest club for kids—Jollibee Kids Club (JKC).


The young talents were formally introduced as JKC members during their second major concert held at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel.

Darren, Darlene, Lyca and JK had a meet-and-greet session with 20 lucky JKC members, signing autographs and taking photos with their fellow kids. In a special segment during the concert, the four also sang the JKC theme song “Dito, Masaya,” dancing with everyone’s favorite friend, Jollibee.

Photo shows The Voice Kids with (from left) RBU Head Executive Secretary Aine Aira Tomada, Regional Business Unit Head-Visayas Shing Llanos, Management Associate Beatriz Cruz, Visayas Trade Marketing Manager Nelson Judaya,Store Development Officer Marcos Arnie Presas, Trade Marketing Officers Leah Sausa and Orven Zaragoza, and HR Manager-Visayas Katherine Quesada.



Manila, Philippines, February 18, 2015— Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI) officially announces the introduction of New Honda Click 125i, dubbed as the “future of scooters”.

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The Honda Scooter revolution continuous from the unique concept of Honda Zoomer-X which is the 1st scooter of its kind toHonda CLICK 125i which is another Philippines’ 1stscooter of its kind never seen before in Philippine market.This model will surely capture the hearts of every Filipino customer not only for the young generation but for the young at heart as well.


Equipped with New Generation Intelligent 125cc global engine with cutting edge technological features developed simultaneously with other Honda-dominated-scooter countries like Thailand and Indonesia.


“The Click 125i is our answer to customers who are looking for Environmental friendly Super Sports Scooter with superior specification, unbeatable features and “futuristic” design. Fortunately for Philippine scooter market, we are not going to wait for the future, but the future will be now with the introduction of the New Click 125i eSP”, says Elie Salamangkit Jr. – New Model & Accessory Development Manager of Honda Philippines.

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The Click 125i presents an aggressive and sporty design with a sleek and innovative look based on the image of the new engine featuring cutting-edge technology and an exhilarating ride, while projecting a“slim & sharp” futuristic image”.

PGM-FI, a technology pioneered by Honda since the introduction of Honda CX500Turbo in 1982, the 1st in the world Fuel Injected Motorcycle is also used in this model. However, the innovation is not focused on the Fuel injection of this scooter. Every aspect that was developed in the Click 125i is Honda’s effort in providing products that delivers better benefits and exceeds customer expectations.


Honda’s dedication to provide the Joy of riding a motorcycle is clearly demonstrated in the use of the revolutionary HONDA SMART TECHNOLOGY.The Click 125i brings future technology to the present with cut-away innovations never seen before in the local motorcycle history such as Enhance Smart Power (eSP), Idling Stop System (ISS)and trendsetter  Combined Brake System(CBS).

While it does not have a“sixth sense” and cannot predict your thoughts or where you want to go, the Click 125i, has its own version of eSP and knows what riders want from their scooters.

Honda’s eSP or Enhanced Smart Power is an advance engine technology that combines high power and high fuel efficiency with a quiet start and smooth eco-friendly engine.eSP technology is able to maximize the efficient combustion and minimize friction to reduce the risk of waste, and to optimize the energy out. eSP technology is integrated with the Unique Honda ACG starter that is able to start the engine jolt free and with a more refined sound, as well as the basis for the application of advanced feature Idling Stop System (ISS). The benefit of Honda Smart Technology isfurther optimized with the advent of technology Combi-Brake System (CBS) which balances braking the rear wheels and front optimally.

The Honda ACG starteris exclusively developed for comfortable frequent operation of the idling Stop System. The engine is started via the same AC generator used to generate electricity and charge the battery while riding. This eliminates the need for a conventional starter motor, thus there are no reduction gears and gear meshing noises… just smooth, quiet starts.

The PGM-FI built-in Liquid cooled engine boasts of 8.40 kW (11.4PS) @8500 RPM maximum power and 11.16 N.m @6500 RPM maximum torque and delivers class leading fuel efficiency of 64.3 km/liter at 50kph or 58.9KM/liter under ECE R40 testing method  *<Actual fuel consumption may be higher or lower depending on drivers habit and actual driving condition>.

TheIdling Stop System (ISS) of the Click 125i is one of the reasons for its fuel efficiency. Compared to the conventional engine which continuously consumes fuel once the engine is started, ISS eliminates wasteful fuel consumption by automatically switching the engine off after 3 secondsin traffic lights and other brief stops; and when you have to move all you have to do is just to twist the throttle to Start up and Go in less than a second.

In addition, the New Honda Click 125i eSP also features dependable Honda Safety and Security features like standard automaticSide Stand Switch where the engine does not start up when in the down position, and Brake Lock easily operated to prevent the motor jump when started or remains in the idle state when stopped on a hill.Bigger tubeless tires for better traction and more secure feeling and comfort compared to other brands. Another excellent feature is the ever reliablesafety magnetic key (Magnetic Key Shutter) which effectively prevents theft and push-button seat opener.  The New Honda Click 125ieSP also has the largest luggage capacity in its class at 18 liters which is capable of storing aFull-face helmet.

Image of thisFuturistic Super Sport Scooter is complemented by its Trendsetter LCD Meter Panel and class leading Dual Keen Eyes LED Headlight projecting a commanding “Night-Face-Image”.The LED headlight provides a better advantage for the rider through 80% higher light intensity, 80% more efficient power consumption, and longer lifetime.


Finally, the Adoption of a wide range of low-friction technologies and Excellent Combustion Efficiency of this engine ensures Click 125i’s better fuel efficiency and better total all-around performance.

With the latest technology and appearance, the All New Honda Click 125i is offered at a reasonable price of SRP PhP 87,900.00and available in 3 premium colors, Pearl Horizon White, Asteroid Black Metallic and Candy Rosy Redwith Honda Genuine Accessories in selected Honda 3S shops.

Now, the future is here… the New Click 125i driven by the Power of Dreams…

For more information, visitwww.hondaph.com:


Unilever, Smart, Cebuana Lhuillier strengthens partnership with a shared mission for environmental sustainability

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Three industry leaders—Unilever, through its number one laundry brand Surf, Smart Communications and Cebuana Lhuillier—have renewed their commitment to champion environmental sustainability. With their shared mission to improve Filipino lives, the partners launched the third year of their Sachet Recovery Program. Through their joint efforts to create a process that is easy, convenient and rewarding, the program involves and educates more consumers about sustainability and waste recycling.


Unilever Philippines Chairman and CEO Rohit Jawa thanked their partners for their continued support in the endeavor to reduce the environmental impact of sachets. This, according to Jawa, is in line with the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan that aims to double their business while cutting their environmental footprint in half, and in the process, bringing a brighter future to one billion people worldwide.


“We owe the Sachet Recovery program’s success these past two years to the valuable contributions of Smart Communications and Cebuana Lhuillier. This year, their bigger participation will definitely produce greater results for the benefit of the environment and Filipino communities,” Jawa said.

Since 2013, the Sachet Recovery Program has been teaching proper waste segregation and recycling by encouraging millions of Filipinos to collect empty Surf sachets in exchange for free Smart texts at any Cebuana Lhuillier branch nationwide.


Unilever Philippines Vice President for Home Care Benjie Yap shared the achievements of the Sachet Recovery Program from the previous years. “In Year 1, we collected 4.5 million sachets, which we converted into 45,000 pavers. In 2014, we collected an additional 7.5 million empty sachets nationwide,” Yap said, adding that some of the pavers were readily donated to Barangay Union Coastal of Mayorga, Leyte and served as foundation to the environmentally-friendly laundry facility, Surf Labahan.


In 2015, the three industry leaders plan to make the Sachet Recovery Program bigger and better than the first two years. For every sachet surrendered in any of the close to 2,000 Cebuana Lhuillier outlets, consumers will receive 10 free texts from Smart. With this increased incentive, more people will be involved in and educated about recycling empty sachets.

“As we enter the third year of this worthy undertaking, Smart is expanding its support for this program.  Starting this year, Talk ‘N Text and Sun subscribers will also be able to exchange their Surf sachets for free SMS. This opens the door to engaging millions more of Filipinos in this endeavor,” said Napoleon Nazareno, Smart Communications President and CEO.

Cebuana Lhuillier, on the other hand, will add newly-opened outlets to facilitate the redemption of Surf sachets. “Our growing branch network, which now totals close to 2,000 outlets, will provide a convenient way for millions of consumers nationwide to participate in the Sachet Recovery Program,” said Jean Henri Lhuillier, Cebuana Lhuillier President and CEO.


During the event, the partners also donated 7,000 cement pavers to the Mandaluyong Elementary School. The construction materials—made from hundreds of thousands of shredded empty sachets—will form pathways to improve school grounds and make walking around the school more convenient for students.


Broadway’s Fabulous Musical Comedy – LA Cage Aux Folles February 28 to March 29, 2015

An epic Broadway Musical LA Cage Aux Folles held a press conference at the Rockwell Club. I’m a big fan of theater actors Audie Gemora and Michael De Mesa and It made me even more ecstatic to know that not only would I see them live on Feb 28 but in the press conference as well.


Literally meaning “the cage of mad women,” with folles being a slang term for effeminate homosexuals, La Cage Aux Follestakes asumptuous dip into the love story o fGeorges (played by TV and film actor Michael de Mesa), owner of a popular nightclub in Saint-Tropez, and his life partner Albin (played by veteran stage actor Audie Gemora) who is the club’s star attraction.



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The press conference was also hosted by Steven Silva who i cant wait to see how he will nailed his performance. I also cant wait to see Rafa Siguion-Reyna plays a drag queen in the musical.

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La Cage Rafa Siguion-Reyna as Mercedes

LA Cage Aux Folles is a tale between two gay lover, drag show night club owner Georges played by Michael De Mesa and his significant other / star of the show Albin played by Audie Gemora and their hilarious adventures that develop when Georges son Jean Michel played by Steven Silva gets engaged to Anne Dindon. The daughter of the leader of the tradition Family and Morality. Party that seeks to close all drag night clubs around. the gay couple struggles to pretend to be a normal family, hiding the very flamboyant Albin by the name of Uncle Al.

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Set against the backdrop of the 70s and the French Riviera, a time when the gay revolution was high and nigh, the musical in which the Robin Williams’ Hollywood hit Birdcage was based on, has earned critical acclaimworldwide including the Tony and the Olivier through its many-storied glossy productions around the globe.

The musical is based on the 1973 French play by Jean Poiret and ignites when Georges’ son Jean-Michel (played by TV actor Steven Silva) brings home his fiancée’s ultra-conservative parents to meet him and Albin who he affectionately calls ‘mother.’ Mayhem erupts, role-playing and hilarity ensue, and family ties and personal beliefs are put to a boiler, leaving no feather unplucked and no sequin unpolished.

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Among the famed designers whose creations you’ll seeonstage are John Abul, Danilo Franco, GenerGozum, Edgar Madamba, Ole Morabe, Oscar Peralta, Lito Perez, NholiePilapil, RholandRoxas, Edgar San Diego and Fanny Serrano.

“We’re truly honored to have them onboard,” sharesInfante, adding that Repertory Philippines and theater stalwart Baby Barredo has opened her company’s costume trove to this production of La Cage Aux Folles. “We will be unearthing costumes from Rep’s 1988 production, and from other shows like M. Butterfly as well.” A visual tour-de-force and theatrical spectacle indeed!

9 La Cage Sheila Francisco & Raul Montesa as Marie & Edouard

Appearing alongside Audie Gemora, Michael de Mesa and Steven Silva are some of today’s most respected and up-and-coming theater performers.Theater veterans Raul Montesa and Sheila Francisco star as Jean-Michel’s ultra conservative in-laws Monseiur and Mademoiselle Edouard and Marie Dindon. Miss Saigon alumnaAnalinBantugreturns to the stage as restaurant owner Jacqueline while Hong Kong Disneyland performer Noel Rayosplays Jacob the butler.

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8 La Cage Steven Silva & Joni Galeste as Jean-Michel & Anne

Joining them are rising stars of the ballet world Missy Macuja-Elizalde and Joni Galeste alternating in the role of Anne, Jean-Michel’s fiancée while the iconicLes Cagelles will be played by JP Basco, Mara Celine Javier, Randi de Guzman, Carlos Deriada, Chesko Rodriguez, DindoDivinagracia, CheenoMacaraig, James Stacey and TV and film starRafaSiguion-Reyna.

La Cage Aux Folles will be directed by Robbie Guevara, with scenic and costume design by Mio Infante, and special participation of the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines; choreography by Arnold Trinidad, PJ Rebullida, and YekBarlongay; musical direction by Joseph Tolentino and Sweet Plantado-Tiongson; lighting design by Martin Esteva; technical direction by Dong Calingacion; hair and makeup design by Myrene Santos; and additional costume execution by Twinkle Zamora; photography by Leo Castillo and graphic design by Larry Palma.

Heading the production team is executive producer SantiSantamaria, with Anna Santamaria as company manager; Toff de Venecia as PR director; GM Hernandez as marketing manager; Jonjon Martin and IssaTuason as PR managers; Randy Salvador as production manager; and Mikey Garcia as stage manager.

La Cage Aux Folles will be shown at the RCBC Plaza, Makati on February 28, March 1, 7, 8, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 2015, with Friday and Saturday galas at 8:00pm, selected Saturday matinees at 3:30pm, and Sunday matinees at 4:00pm.

A limited number of performances are available for fundraising and block-buying. For tickets and other inquiries, please call 586.7105 or 0917.554.5560, or email info@9workstheatrical.com. Facebook: 9workstheatrical. Twitter &Instagram: @9WTonline. Hashtag: #LaCageManila

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES is presented by 9 Works Theatrical and The Rockwell Club, with MAC Cosmetics as the Official Makeup Sponsor. Official photos by Photoworks Academy.

La Cage Aux Folles” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.


Be Summer-Ready with Dove and Get a chance to win a trip for three (3) to El Nido, Palawan

DOVE Be Summer – Ready with Beautiful, Whiter Underarms with Dove Deodorant!

I felt so overwhelmed with last night’s event, at Dove’s Be Summer-Ready held at Manila Polo Club,East Terraces. It is an event where every women comes together, encouraging women to have the confidence to bare all and embrace their natural beauty. Empowering Women and nurtures her beauty and spirit, and always embraces her legacy. Dove has inspired women to see the beauty in themselves. 


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I’ve always been a huge fan of Dove’s campaign because it’s so empowering. because of Dove’s commitment to creating a world where beauty can help  build a positive self-esteem to every women, it gave a powerful message that we, women of all ages and size want to receive and help inspire women  to build their confidence to keep doing what they love.

Dove Ambassadors Kiana Valenciano, Dani Barretto, Sabs Hernandez, Angela Nepomuceno and Saab Magalona

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and…As the summer season approaches and we all want to be ready for it in every way possible. From exercising for a “bora bod”, to renewing our passports, to buying a new swimsuit, we try to take care of the “dirty work” now so that later on we can march into the sun-filled season worry-free. But there is one thing that keeps women from throwing their hands up in the air like they just don’t care – underarm shame. Waxing, shaving and plucking underarm hair irritates the sensitive skin, resulting in dark underarms.


Dove Fact: 84% of women are unhappy with their dark underarms. As many as 31% of these women have admitted to skipping out on the beach due to underarm shame. No matter how much girls prepare, underarms are often left out until the last minute.

Every time you pluck, shave or wax, it damages the underarm skin, leading to irritation, which results in darkening. Many women don’t realize that the solution to smoother, whiter underarms is by giving your underarm skin superior care.

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This is where Dove deodorant comes in. With its ¼ moisturizing cream, it makes the skin healthy and moisturized, lessening irritation and making the skin less likely to darken. Using Dove deo regularly helps make the dark spots in your underarms go away even faster. Dove deo works in two ways: it helps prevent underarm darkening, and it helps in the faster turnover of skin cells, resulting in whiter and smoother underarm skin.

There’s no better way to enjoy life’s pleasures than with confidence and a smile, and Dove provides women with safe, easy-to-use, and easily accessible tools to give them that assurance. Real beauty stems from real care, and Dove’s mild formulas are designed to give women the kind of skin care that they deserve.

And to fully enjoy the upcoming summer season, Dove is giving all girls a chance to win white sleeveless tops weekly, or a trip for three (3) to El Nido, Palawan!

Getting summer-ready is easy with Dove’s Summer-Ready Box, available in major supermarkets and retail stores nationwide for the price of your regular Dove roll on (P89) or aerosol (P175). The Summer-Ready Box contains your favorite Dove aerosol or roll on in Original or Ultimate White, along with a FREE summer bag!

Dove Summer Ready Box

 Get a chance to win sleeveless tops for the summer weekly, and even a trip for three (3) to El Nido, Palawan, by joining the Dove Deo Summer Ready Contest! It’s easy: just purchase a Dove Summer-Ready Box and text DOVE DEO <space> PROMO CODE to 2600.

We’ll be announcing weekly winners through the Dove Philippines Facebook page (facebook.com/doveph).

Getting Summer-Ready has never been so easy with Dove Deodorant!


Lopez Museum opens Propaganda exhibition. It runs from Feb 6 to May 30, 2015

I was so happy to be invited and witness the most exciting event happened last February 06 this year.  opening its door to its first exhibition for 2015. entitled as Propaganda, The lopez Museum and Library partnered with Samsung Electronics Philippines Corp (SEPCO). 

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The exhibition fleshes out the idea of myth-making and its capacity to inspire change or derail genuine national progress. Featuring Samsung Smart TVs installed with a museum app called “Facets”, the exhibition combines traditional media with digital content resulting in a unique and immersive museum experience. It is an exhibition that challenges not just our notions of art and history, but also how we view museums and libraries.


Ricky Francisco, co-curator of Propaganda, said the exhibition was conceived to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II with Don M. Salubayba, 2009 CCP Thirteen Artists Awardee and one of the most promising artists of his generation.

Salubayba unexpectedly passed away during the planning process and the exhibition evolved to also be a tribute to him. The exhibition includes a few of his important works such as Pagsasabuhay, Abysmal Abound: Trinity of Passiveness, and his “anino-mation” (shadow puppetry animation) A Not so Giant Story (Legend of the Philippines) that have been sourced and borrowed with the help of Tin-aw Art Management.





Also featured are World War II posters, election-related archival materials, LVN movies still photographs, a collection of rare maps, Philippine imprints; a recreation of Santiago Bose’s 1983 installation Pasyon at Rebolusyon that has been reinstalled by Kawayan de Guia; commissioned works from social realist and Negros Occidental-based artist Nunelucio Alvarado; 2012 Thirteen Artists awardee Joey Cobcobo; and writer and Gawad Urian awardee film-maker Alvin Yapan.




Enriching the exhibit and re-framing the exhibition issues are works by 18th century masters Juan Luna and Félix Resurrección Hidalgo, along with those of national artists Fernando Amorsolo, Jose Joya, Cesar Legaspi, Vicente Manansala, and J. Elizalde Navarro from the permanent collection.
Co-curator Ethel Villafranca says that this exhibition invites visitors to “reflect on where we, as a country, have been and where we are going”.





Ultimately, Propaganda aims to engage the public, challenge them to see the connections in history and culture within the objects in the exhibition, and be more discerning when presented with information, whether political or otherwise.

Through Samsung Smart TVs and mobile devices, visitors will see ultra-violet scans of Juan Luna’s Espana y Filipinas, revealing details behind the painting; flip through digital copies of the library’s oldest books in its collections that date back to the 15th century; watch a video of the conservation process of these old books; and view several of Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo’s studies of Per Pacem Et Libertatem on a tablet device.






Propaganda will run from February 6 to May 30, 2015 and is presented with support from Samsung Philippines, Gourment Frams, Inc., Tin-aw Artists Management, the heirs of Doña Narcissa de Leon (LVN collection), and ABS – CBN Film and Media Archives.

For more information, call Tina at 6312417 or email lmmpasig@gmail.com. Lopez Museum and Library is at the G/F Benpres Bldg., Meralco cor. Exchange Rd., Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Museum and library hours are 8-5pm Mondays through Saturdays except Sundays and holidays.


Artist Talk with Nunelucio Alvarado
February 6, 3 – 5PM

A lecture with Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio on the Scarborough Shoal Claim of the Philippines
February 21, 2 – 4PM

Screening and open forum with filmmaker and artist, Alvin Yapan
February 28, 2 – 4PM

Lecture with historian, columnist and scholar, Dr. Ambeth Ocampo on the relationship of history and myths/myth-making
March, 2 – 4PM

*final date for confirmation
Cartography: The art of map-making
April, 2 – 4PM

*final date for confirmation
Screening of Dawn of Freedom, followed by an open forum
May 2, 1 – 4PM

Artist Talk with Joey Cobcobo and Pandy Aviado
May 16, 2- 4PM


Saboten Philippines, Serendra BGC – Tonkatsu Experience

One of my bucket list this 2015, wanted to try the best JAPANESE FOOD here in the Philippines. I am so happy to be at this amazing restaurant in Serendra,BGC.  That i was able to do this for myself, try something new in food in general and I am eager to share with you my Tonkatsu experience at SABOTEN.


I visited Saboten for the first time last week for lunch. The atmosphere was charming, the service was prompt and very friendly, and the food was delicious. Thanks for a wonderful experience. We’ll be back soon!


 It was such a nice place that I knew that I would want to return with my kid as he got older. Now, i wanted to go there for a “date night”.



Dubbed as the most authentic Japanese Restaurant in Manila, the real trees, wall decor as well as the floorings add a surreal effect on the restaurant’s ambiance.


SABOTEN serve only the freshest food to satisfy your palate. Japanese food lovers  will be happy because in Saboten you can actually enjoy the food with good quality to serve the best and offers affordable and great tasting japanese food, I was Impressed. we were able to try some of their dishes that will surely all love.


In Japanese tradition, before the main meal,The elaborate and refined Japanese tea ceremony is meant to demonstrate respect.Besides mealtime, tea is served to welcome guests as a form of respect. Saboten serve guests a cup with lukewarm Green tea.  I love their unlimited cabbage,pickles, radish and white & black sesame.


Saboten Sharing set is only Php 1,030+ plus it also comes with unlimited rice, pickles, radish, miso soup & cabbage. the sharing set consist of deep fried shrimps, crab cream croquettes, rolled cutlets, hot miso soup and sticly japanese rice complete the meal. And on February 13 & 14 Hiroshima oysters is available together with the Sharing set.


If you are looking for some extraordinary coolers and refreshmentsSaboten’s signature cocktails,Saboten smoothies, Refreshments, Coffee, Beer, Sake & shochu, Wine, whisky altogether refreshing yet savory and left us wanting more.

 (Creamy green tea)




You may choose from the following desserts, Saboten will surely tickle your taste buds.


(Chocolate hazelnut cream cake php195)


(Matcha lychee php210)


(Green tea & vanilla ice cream with honey php75)


(Sesame sans rival php )

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Spend your Valentines Day here at SABOTEN. Details on how you can join on the photo below.


food was heavenly good,

fresh ingredient and great service trough the all meal.

Dip fry Japanese specialities where top notch.

great for a quick lunch with friends or family!!!



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