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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Bad Boys’ TV Spin-Off ‘L.A.’s Finest’ Sets Premiere Date on AXN (Within 12 Hours of U.S. Telecast)





Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia today announced that AXN will be premiering the highly-anticipated L.A.’s Finest. Produced by Sony Pictures Television, L.A.’s Finest is a thrilling action series from the universe of the Jerry Bruckheimer/Michael Bay Bad Boys franchise, on May 14, Tuesdays at 8:50 p.m. (7:50 p.m. JKT/BBK).

The 13-episode inaugural season will kick off with a 3-hour premiere marathon all within 12 Hours of U.S. telecast. Subsequent episodes will telecast at 10:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. JKT/BBK) with double episodes premiering weekly.

L.A.’s Finest stars Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba, who both executive-produced the one-hour series. The show follows Syd Burnett (Union), who was last seen in Miami taking down a drug cartel, seemingly leave her complicated past behind to have a fresh start in Los Angeles where she will work as an LAPD detective. When paired with a new partner, Nancy McKenna (Alba), a working mother with an equally complex history, Syd is forced to confront how her unapologetic lifestyle may be masking a greater personal secret. Together, Syd and Nancy form an unbreakable bond, taking on the most dangerous criminals in Los Angeles while skirting the rules, and speed limits. The show also follows the two co-stars as they become a force to be reckoned with – on the streets, and in each other’s lives.


L.A.’s Finest is produced by Jerry Bruckheimer Television, and 2.0 Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television. Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba executive produce alongside Jerry Bruckheimer (“Bad Boys”), Jonathan Littman (“CSI” franchise), KristieAnne Reed (“Lucifer”), Brandon Margolis (“The Blacklist”), Brandon Sonnier (“The Blacklist”), Pam Veasey (“CSI:NY”), Doug Belgrad (“Peter Rabbit”), Jeff Gaspin (“To Tell the Truth”), Jeff Morrone (“Atomic Blonde”) and Anton Cropper (“Suits”), who also directed the pilot.

Additional cast include Zack Gilford and Duane Martin as Ben Walker and Ben Baines, respectively; Ryan McPartlin as Patrick McKenna; Sophie Reynolds as Isabel “Izzy” McKenna and; Ernie Hudson as Joseph Vaughn.

Watch the official trailer here on AXN Asia YouTube channel.
To find out the latest news on thrilling shows such as ‘Hawaii Five-0’ and ‘The Blacklist’, visit @AXNAsia on Facebook.
#AXNLAsFinest #AXNAsia

BRIA Homes is primed to launch more than 50 housing developments in the country


Studies have revealed that there is a serious mass-housing backlog in the Philippines today, a problem that BRIA Homes, a leading affordable-housing developer in the country, is set to rectify.

With a portfolio that touts 700 hectares of land in this country’s progressive towns and cities, BRIA Homes is primed to launch more than 50 housing developments that will help reduce the mass-housing backlog currently being endured by regular Filipino folks such as you and me.

BRIA Homes’ philosophy is simple: To offer high-quality homes to all aspiring Filipino homeowners without the prohibitive costs and the complicated processes. Today, average Filipino families are given the opportunity to go after their dream house, thanks to the fastest-growing affordable housing developer in the country.



BRIA Homes takes pride in the timely delivery of units with its rapid construction phase. Provinces in Luzon such as Pangasinan (Urdaneta), Tarlac (Paniqui), Pampanga (Magalang and San Fernando), Bataan (Mariveles and Hermosa), Cavite (General Trias, Trece Martires, and Indang), Batangas (Balayan and Lipa), Bulacan (Plaridel, Malolos, Santa Maria, San Jose Del Monte, and Norzagaray), Rizal (Teresa, Binangonan, and Baras), Laguna (Calauan, Calamba, Sta. Cruz, San Pablo, Alaminos, and Bay), and Camarines Sur (Pili and Iriga) have all witnessed the rise of modern and fashionable homes designed for the everyday Filipino man and woman: Elena, a 22 sq. m unit on a 36 sq. m lot; Bettina, a 44 sq. m unit on a 36 sq. m lot; and Alecza, a 36 sq. m unit on a 81 sq. m lot.



Likewise, in Visayas and Mindanao, BRIA’s affordable housing options are the talk of the town. The provinces of Negros Oriental (Dumaguete), Samar (Calbayog), Leyte (Ormoc), Misamis Oriental (Cagayan de Oro, Balingasag, and Gingoog), Bukidnon (Manolo Fortich, Valencia), Davao del Norte (Tagum, Panabo, and Carmen), Davao del Sur (Davao City and Digos), North Cotabato (Kidapawan), and South Cotabato (General Santos City) are but a few of the cities and towns where BRIA communities have sprung up, fulfilling the aspirations of working-class folks to acquire their own homes for as low as P1,897 per month.

To foster goodwill and camaraderie among their residents, BRIA Homes features facilities such as covered courts, retail establishments, play areas for children, and special venues for events and recreation.

All of its communities will have access to business and commercial centers and shuttle service will enable residents to commute between any BRIA community and nearby destinations with ease and convenience.

BRIA Homes is a subsidiary of Golden BRIA Holdings, Inc., considered the third largest real estate company in terms of market capitalization valued at more than P200B. The fastest-growing mass housing developer in the Philippines, BRIA Homes is primed to bring affordable house-and-lot packages and condominium units closer to ordinary Filipino families. This is the goal that drives every single employee in the company, for which the ultimate fulfillment is seeing a client happily moving into Bria’s homes.

To know more about BRIA Homes, call (0997) 725 0187, like “Bria Official” on Facebook, and follow “@TheBriaOfficial” on Twitter and Instagram.

John Lloyd Cruz is making a comeback...and he's back with something equally as exciting



You have probably seen the big "Ang Pagbabalik"  billboards and it pretty much gives you a clue of who is making the comeback.

Photos and videos of matinee idol John Lloyd Cruz have been surfacing after being on hiatus from the entertainment industry since 2017.

Cruz, one of the most bankable actors of the Philippine cinema and one of the most effective endorsers again proved that his fans are still eagerly awaiting his return.

In a teaser video, which lasted only for a few seconds and only shows the back shot of Cruz’s, and posted in the Facebook page of the number one selling shawarma Turks a few weeks ago had been viewed 3.2M times, shared almost 800 times and gained a huge number of comments.



Without any clue in that teaser video, his fans already assumed that it was him in the video. Actress Bea Alonzo on her Instagram also posted a screenshot of that teaser video, which garnered almost a million likes.

This Monday morning Turks finally revealed in the 1-minute and 17 seconds video of Cruz showing the actor walking through different destinations, which somehow depicts Cruz’s sojourn. The video is very simple, yet there’s drama the way it was created, and in a very subtle shot, he stopped and took a bite of a Turks pita donner.



The rugged look of Cruz in the Turks video titled Ang Pagbabalik is way too far from his guy-next-door image and a lot of people in the industry are asking if this signals his return to the limelight. His fans are still wondering about the life he’s been living since his hiatus.


According to Turks president Gem L. Zenarosa that during the course of his talks with Cruz, they never talked anything about his showbiz career or plans. He added that he got Mr. Cruz as the latest ambassador of Turks because of his great confidence working with Cruz.



“I am really grateful that John Lloyd trusts our company, he is a brilliant and very creative young man. Aside from acting we have discovered some of his remarkable talents,” Zenarosa stressed.

The Ang Pagbabalik according to Zenarosa is actually about Turks Small Pita Doner, which will be available again in all its branches.



“John Lloyd is the best endorser for this because like him, despite his absence in the showbusiness for a couple of years, the warmth and love of his fans for him never dwindles. With our Small Pita Doner we believe that our customers will be happy to know that it is back in our menu,” Zenarosa explained.
  
Just like Cruz who is seen to have a different image since he last appeared in the big screen, a clear indication that the actor is recreating himslef and exploring different grounds, Turks is also doing the same thing to keep its customers excited whenever they visit a branch.
  
In time for the release of Cruz’s endorsement video, Turks also released to the market its newest offering — Turks Rice Bowl, which is a complete meal. You can choose beef or chicken for your rice topping, and it is priced at P50. The Small Pita Donner on the other hand, is priced at P35.



“To keep up with the demands of our customers, Turks continues to improve our menu and offerings to satisfy the discriminating taste of our loyal patrons,” Zenarosa stressed.

John Lloyd Cruz now joins the roster of endorsers of Turks such as Piolo and Inigo Pascual.

To watch the full video of Ang Pagbabalik visit Turks FB page: official.turks.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Bayambang, Pangasinan has once again made history through its successful attempt of setting a new world record for the tallest bamboo sculpture




Bayambang, Pangasinan has once again made history through its successful attempt of setting a new world record for the tallest bamboo sculpture (supported) in the Guinness World Records.



More than 600 people in this province, known for its vast agricultural produce of onions and sweet corns, worked together for over 10 months in order to build the tallest statue of the town’s patron, St. Vincent Ferrer, made of engineered bamboo supported with steel frame.



The Guinness World Records officially recognized the outstanding man-made work during the unveiling of the 50.23-meter high statue of St. Vincent Ferrer last April 5. It was Guinness World Records adjudicator Swapnil Dangarikar who made the formal announcement as part of the town’s 405th founding anniversary and the 400th founding anniversary of the St. Vincent Ferrer Parish as well as the commemoration of the 600th death year of the patron saint of builders.



The statue stands tall in the middle of Bayambang’s hilly area that overlooks hectare-wide farmlands which is now converted to St. Vincent Ferrer Prayer Park.



According to Dangarikar, Bayambang did not attempt to beat a world record but set a unique record due to the fact that it’s a first in the Guinness World Records to put on record “a sculpture of this scale.”




He also shared that it was already his seventh time to set foot on the Philippines and every time he comes here, “you never fail to amaze me” because even though he had expected to see a sculpture to be big, Dangarikar did not foresee “it was that huge and beautifully built.”



Before the formal unveiling, video clips of Dangarikar, together with Bayambang engineers, flashed on the giant LED screens the rigorous work in the construction site and how Dangarikar meticulously checked on every detail of the structure.



JQS Builders, headed by Arch. Jerry Suratos, Engr. Aaron Villafuerte and Jericho Roble, was in charge of site development planning and detailed design of the sculpture using 3D polygon technology. Design and fabrication of steelworks were handled by Far East Industrial Supply & Co., Inc. (FEISCO) and RAA Architects Engineers Consultants, while Palafox Associates took charge of pinpointing the most appropriate site for the project, based on the municipality’s updated Comprehensive Land Use Plan.



The St. Vincent Ferrer statue was the brainchild of former Pinoy Big Brother housemate and now Bayambang First Lady Niña Jose-Quiambao, being the wife of town mayor Cezar T. Quiambao. The creation of the statue was made possible by the Quiambao couple, Kasama Kita sa Barangay Foundation with Romyl Junio as general manager, and hermano and hermana mayors Dr. Henry Fernandez and wife Julie, respectively.



Mayor Cezar Quiambao, in his speech, expressed delight at his wife’s idea of building a statue of their patron saint that also symbolizes Bayambang's strong faith and respect for St. Vincent Ferrer.



This is the town’s second Guinness record. The first was set in 2014 for the longest barbecue grill (8 kilometers), beating the record of Turkey.



Bayambangueños present to witness the affair validated what mayor Quiambao said that the project was funded by the said foundation and no single centavo from the municipal coffer was spent.



The formal unveiling of St. Vincent Ferrer statue was also witnessed by Pangasinan Rep. Rosemarie “Baby” Arenas and local officials of Bayambang.

Samsung launches QLED 8K in the Phils





Despite all the multimedia devices we have at home, there's no denying that having a nice TV is still the ultimate in entertainment centerpiece. 

That is why Samsung continues to bring its latest--and greatest TVs to the Philippine Market and for its latest line of QLED TV, its all about smart features and unrivaled clarity.

In celebration of its 13th consecutive year of producing the world’s No.1 TV, has introduced its QLED 8K TV in the Philippines. The QLED 8K TV gives consumers a brand-new, never-before-seen experience of premium quality television screens. The product’s Philippine launch started with an exclusive event at The Fifth ballroom in Rockwell in April.

The QLED 8K TV features a new Quantum Processor 8K, which can produce images in greater detail and depth, in 7,680 x 4,320 resolution. Available in super large sizes of 75-, 82-, and 98-inch screens, with over 33 million pixels, the QLED 8K TV provides an experience that becomes fully immersive and pristine, as films and TV shows are meant to be seen.


“Over the past years, what we watch, when we watch, and how we watch has fundamentally changed,” said Lauro Guevara, head of product marketing for Samsung TV and Audio. “Today, more consumers are looking to enjoy their favorite content on larger and smarter screens, with minimal image noise, for a viewing experience that is almost true-to-life.”

The QLED 8K TV boasts of a remarkable AI upscaling technology, which automatically converts lower-resolution content into 8K quality. Enabled by the Quantum Processor 8K, AI Upscaling analyzes the quality and resolution of any image – whether it is in 4K, Full HD, HD, or even SD, or watched through a streaming service, HDMI, USB, or even mobile mirroring – and upscales the content to appear in 8K quality.



Aside from optimizing noise reduction, the AI Upscaling function restores the integrity of the smallest of details in a scene to provide greater texture, and sharpens edges of objects and texts for greater clarity. This feature, along with the highest levels of contrast with the Direct Full Array Technology, and dramatically-enhanced, deeper blacks and brighter whites, make the QLED 8K Samsung’s best TV, to date.

Bixby on TV, a highlight of the 2019 QLED lineup, is a clever feature that enables viewers to easily access films and shows thru voice command, which helps search for content based on previous viewing preferences.   

The launch event also marked the entry of Samsung’s 2019 full TV lineup, featuring the new QLED 4K TVs that also have AI upscaling capabilities. A wider selection of 2019 Soundbars, which includes new models that Samsung has developed with audio masters, Harman Kardon, were also featured.




Samsung Philippines president James Jung, in his opening speech, remarked on the historical relevance of the brand’s ground-breaking TV innovations. “This year is the 50th anniversary of the moment that mankind took his first step on the moon and changed history forever. This year is also Samsung Electronics’ 50th anniversary of meaningful innovations. These milestones provide important context as we introduce a product that we believe will forever change the future of TVs,” he said of the QLED 8K TV.


Sunday, April 28, 2019

Lock&Lock PH releases its latest Fashion Travel in Style Collection



Growing up I only knew one kind of food storage. It was tupperware, the problem was it wasnt stackable ,durable and as air tight as I wanted it to be. So when I discovered Lock & Lock, I knew it was my kitchen match.

Nowadays, Lock & Lock has the coolest collection of food storage containers. It has been my personal staple for keeping food leftovers in the fridge and pantry. The lids are super easy to pop off too.

Last April 27, Lock & Lock launches fashion travel in style collection together with its Brand Ambassador Ms. Janeena Chan at Lock&Lock Flagship Store, Level 6, East Wing, Edsa Shangri-La Plaza Mall.




Lock &Lock features  bags and luggage and Lock&Lock Vacuum and Stainless Steel cute tumblers perfect for outdoors and travel.

I love that their luggage comes in different colors. I personally liked the pink one.



Lock&Lock Philippines, the No.1 Global Brand in food storage solution that also aims the spot as the No. 1 Stainless Steel Tumbler in the Philippines offers everything from kitchen wares to bags and luggage.



Ms. Janeena Chan, the new brand ambassador fits the lifestyle of the Lock&Lock Global Brand.
 She is a go-to host and influencer for launches, corporate events, multi-media, and digital campaigns for leading local/global brands. As the latest addition to the Lock&Lock family, she will promote Lock&Lock’s wide range of fave travel finds and accessories that will revolutionize the way you carry most of your belongings while travelling with fashion and style. 



 Wherever you go, you would need hot or cool beverages to grab-and-go!



The Lock&Lock Fashion: Travel in Style Press & Blog Conference showcased the latest collections from the country’s most recognized brands. With its runway fashion show , Lock&Lock revealed its wide range of travel accessories and newest collection of Insulated Vacuum Tumblers.  




Introducing one of the Lock&Lock brands, Travelzone, the range of travel accessories consists of a series of luggage accessories and containers to store things while travelling. Right from phones to shoes, from suits to intimate wear, Travelzone provides solutions which are travel-friendly and innovative. These travel products from Travelzone by Lock&Lock will make your travel experience easier and better than ever. Here are the innovative products in the range of travel accessories of Travelzone by Lock&Lock. 

1. Smart Bag 
2. Lunch Bag Set
3. Cooler Bag  
4. Air Waist Pillow
5. Clothes Pouch Space Saver Storage Bag
6. Concealed Security Waist Pouch Bag
7. 3D Convex Eye Mask Soft Sleep Eye Mask
8. Shoes Tote Bag
9. Travel Bag Storage Pouch
10. Travel Shirts Case Pouch
11. Travel Mesh Pouch Toiletries Storage Bag
12. Travel Luggage
13. Travel Luggage Cover

TRAVELZONE by LOCK&LOCK: The travel accessories that will change the way you carry your belongings from now on – #TheTravelzonebyLock&Lock #lock&lockfashion #lock&locktravelinstyle






LOCK&LOCK Insulated Vacuum and Stainless Steel Tumblers can keep your favorite drinks hot for at least (6) six hours, and cold for at least (12) twelve hours. Whether you want to drink tea, coffee, or fresh juice - use LOCK&LOCK Insulated Vacuum and Stainless Steel Tumblers to make sure you can enjoy your favorite drink longer! 


With its major features:

1. Has a double insulation wall & patented triple layer insulation cap that retains the temperature inside the tumbler
2. Has anti-slip silicon bottom to prevent accidental slips
3. Comes with detachable tea filters
4. Made of high quality food-grade Stainless Steel 304
5. Attractive designs that are fun to carry around
6. Portable and easy to use

Here are the latest collections of LOCK&LOCK Insulated Vacuum and Stainless Steel Tumblers: 



New! Riga Insulated Vacuum Tumbler, this collection consists of six (6) different colors representing different cities and New Black Wave Tumbler Collection with luxurious pearl black body.





To date, the Lock&Lock brand launches over 700 different products. This means that two products are being developed every day! The brand has also created a strong presence in over 110 countries, letting more and more people experience the Lock&Lock brand. Lock&Lock brand is very committed in promoting the welfare of its customers which is why it upholds very stringent safety standards when it comes to its products. Lock&Lock uses environment-friendly materials that will not harm the health of the customers and the environment.




Lock&Lock has been recognized globally as a brand that consistently delivers superior quality products. Lock&Lock has gained ISO 9001 and 14001 accreditations indicating that the brand has met the highest quality manufacturing and environmental systems and procedures.

Explore the latest trends at Lock&Lock Philippines Flagship Stores and impress everyone with the amazing range of products and travel accessories that Lock&Lock showcases.

Left to right: Adrian Chua, Mktg Manager, Annie Chua -VP, Ms Annika Chua, Operations Manager, Jomalarth Tan - National Sales Manager







Enjoy your summer season with your new travel buddy, LOCK&LOCK Insulated Vacuum and Stainless Steel Tumblers and Travelzone by LOCK&LOCK by enjoying the security and pleasure of storage while you make that exotic trip. #locknlockfashion #locknlocktravelinstyle #lock&locktravelfinds #lock&locktravelinstylepresscon #lock&locktravelinstyleblogcon

For more information about Lock&Lock products, visit our website at www.locknlock.com.ph, like us on Facebook @lock&lockphilippines and follow us on IG @lock&lockph

Saturday, April 27, 2019

The Praxis Financial Gym helps you guide and help master money



Last year, I was invited to play at Praxis in Makati. At first, I was not keen on playing because I thought it would be boring,  but when I sat on the table, as the game progresses, it was engaging as you gain money and investments on the side while you roll the dice. It was the best game of my life as I emerged one of the board winners. I remember earning 97K+.


Recently, I got an invite to play again, this time at the new Praxis Financial Gym. It is located at the Ground Floor, same building. I played it fair enough, but since I came late. I didnt win the game. It was just as exciting as before. After the board game, it made me realize that I really have to invest in the future, in case something happen to me.  The Praxis Gameplay helps you manage your  personal finances.




Only 2% of more than 100 million Filipinos are financially literate, according to a World Bank study. This means that 98 million Filipinos are not skilled in making smart money decisions.
Mastering money is critical especially at this time when we are faced with the rising prices of commodities and a weakened peso.





Although the world of money can be difficult to understand, there is one activity that can serve as both an entertaining and learning experience to teach people how to effectively manage their money to prepare for their own financial freedom. This is aptly called Praxis.

Praxis was developed in Singapore, a financial literacy solution that focuses on enabling financial literacy and education through a Gameplay. This unique and effective engagement and learning tool is now being utilized in educational institutions, financial services companies, government organizations and other leading companies in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines with more coming soon.


Praxis can be customized to its specific audience, whether for students as part of their class, for companies’ employee wellness programs, or for financial institutions’ recruitment and training sessions or for their sales and customer engagement.

Each Praxis Gameplay is facilitated by a certified Game Master directing its flow and announcing realistic “Breaking News” such as health scares, drastic changes in stock prices, and other news bits players need to make decision about their money.






“We’d like more people to visit the Praxis Financial Gym to help in promoting financial literacy by letting them experience financial challenges and learn critical information that will help them fulfill their financial dreams,” says Mari-an Albert, Praxis Philippines CEO.
Mari-an believes that Praxis will help people in more ways than one. “Just like in a regular gym where customers can access trainers to guide them on their workouts, here, at the Praxis financial gym, licensed financial advisers can partner with Praxis to guide people and help master money. This gym tones your money muscles for life.”


Friday, April 26, 2019

Meet the 10 Happiest Pinoy 2019 Finalists



"The only thing that will make you happy
is being happy with who you are"





Do you have what it takes to become Cebuana Lhuillier Happiest Pinoy 2019 ? We were able to meet with the 10 Cebuana Lhuillier Happiest Pinoy 2019 finalists last April 26 at the Happy Garden, Jupiter Makati.

They were presented to the media,  shared their stories and recalled how they were able to join the search. I have my personal favorites, I wish them all good luck and win the nod of the  judges.


After going through close to 800,000 applications in the last few months, the biggest edition of the Cebuana Lhuillier Search for the Happiest Pinoy has now come down to 10 individuals who are already winners in their respective categories.


Khaye Celine Maggay (youth), Francisca Tumampil (senior citizens), Fortunato Januto (overseas Filipino workers), Rodrigo Roble Jr. (lingkod bayan), Zaldy Bueno (professionals), (manggagawang Pinoy), Mark David Cerezo (entrepreneurs), Alfred Santos (employees), Jayson Dela Fuente (persons with disabilities), and Leovy John Terrado (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community)





The finalists will each receive P50,000 and will go through a panel interview to determine this year’s Happiest Pinoy grand winner who will take home P1 million tax-free.



The panel of judges is led by Department of Trade and Industry Undersecretary Zenaida Maglaya; Rock Education Project Inc. founder Gang Badoy Capati; Enterph co-founder and motivational speaker RJ Ledesma; TV host, journalist and online influencer James Deakin; TV host Love Anover-Lianko; The Apprentice Asia winner and JY Consultancy and Ventures founder and managing director Jonathan Yabut; and Search for the Happiest Pinoy previous grand winners Winston Maxino, Rommel Arellano, and Richardson Navor.



The grand winner of the Search will be announced during the awards night on May 2019.


An advocacy program of Cebuana Lhuillier, the country’s largest micro-financial services company, the Search for the Happiest Pinoy celebrates the values of optimism, resilience and hope as it aims to find a Filipino who has a positive outlook in life, was able to rise above life’s challenges and had a positive impact in the lives of others.



Filipinos are one of the most resilient people in the world, facing life’s challenges with optimism, faith and a can-do attitude. At Cebuana Lhuillier, we believe that this should be recognized and encouraged at all times,” said Jean Henri Lhuillier, Cebuana Lhuillier president & CEO.


Popeyes now poppin’ its big, bold flavors in SM San Lazaro

If you study, live or work in Manila.  Here's your chance to get a taste of Popeyes , as another branch is opening right in th...