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Saturday, July 20, 2024

Emily in Paris: Say Ciao to New Faces

Emily in Paris Season 4 Adds New Cast & Releases New Photos from the Upcoming Season 

  • Eugenio Franceschini as Marcello: Originally from Rome, Marcello is direct, confident, and values simplicity. He's substantive but never flashy — true to the roots of his family's company.

  • Thalia Besson as Genevieve: Laurent's 20 something daughter from a past relationship, who's just moved from New York City to Paris to start her career. Her bright, eager demeanor immediately endears her to Emily, who’s thrilled to have an American expat to mentor. But their similarities may end up complicating Emily's life — both professionally and personally.

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  • Rupert Everett as Giorgio Barbieri: The owner of a global interior design firm based in Rome. Giorgio makes it his business to know everyone else’s business, and to be the life of every party. He’s been friends with Sylvie for decades.

  • Anna Galiena as Antonia MuratorI: Marcello's mother, the matriarch of the Muratori family, and the head of the family business. Antonia presides over their small village by building up the community and taking care of the people who live and work there. Even in uncertain times, Antonia is committed to maintaining the company’s soul.

  • Raoul Bova as Giancarlo: A charming, self-assured, successful Roman commercial director who used to be Sylvie's film professor.


Emily in Paris Season 4 will be split into two 5-episode parts, with Part 1 premiering on August 15, 2024 followed by Part 2 on September 12, 2024

After the dramatic events of Camille and Gabriel’s misbegotten wedding, Emily is reeling: She has strong feelings for two men, but now Gabriel’s expecting a baby with his ex, and Alfie’s worst fears about her and Gabriel have been confirmed. At work, Sylvie is forced to confront a thorny dilemma from her past for the sake of her marriage, and the Agence Grateau team navigates personnel shakeups. Mindy and the band prepare for Eurovision, but when funds run dry, they’re forced to get thrifty. Emily and Gabriel’s chemistry is undeniable as they work together towards a Michelin star, but two big secrets threaten to undo everything they’ve dreamed of. 

Creator / Executive Producer / Writer: Darren Star

Executive Producers: Tony Hernandez, Lilly Burns, Andrew Fleming, Alison Brown, Robin Schiff

Co-Executive Producer: Stephen Brown, Grant Sloss, Joe Murphy

Producers: Ryan McCormick, Raphaël Benoliel, Lily Collins, Jake Fuller

Starring: Lily Collins (Emily Cooper), Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu (Sylvie Grateau), Ashley Park (Mindy Chen), Lucas Bravo (Gabriel), Camille Razat (Camille), Samuel Arnold (Julien), Bruno Gouery (Luc), William Abadie (Antoine Lambert), Lucien Laviscount (Alfie)

Produced by: MTV Entertainment Studios, Darren Star Productions, and Jax Media

Discover 7-Eleven's Japanese Curry Party: Savory Pork, Beef, and Chicken Rice Meals by House Foods


Convenience is key at 7-Eleven, so when it comes to finding world-class eats anywhere, a visit to their stores is the way to go. Within their 40 years of service, they’ve managed to bring a variety of cuisines closer to Filipinos, like Korean and Thai favorites. Now they’re expanding their delectable menu with another mouthwatering slew of dishes inspired by Japan.


Introducing the Japanese Curry Party Lineup, three scrumptious rice meals available in pork, beef, and chicken that come with a rich curry sauce from one of the biggest curry manufacturers in Japan, House Foods. Customers will surely flock to the sauce’s mouthwatering scent and robust and flavorful taste medley of caramelized onion, roasted garlic, miso, and the aroma of cardamom. 


Get a taste of these restaurant-quality delights at budget-friendly prices, starting with the Hamburg Steak Curry for 139. Topped with delicious melted cheese, it’s a perfectly cooked beef steak patty served with curry sauce and plain rice.


Sounds appetizing? Customers can treat themselves to more options such as the Pork Katsu Curry at 139 andChicken Karaage Curry for 129. Both are generously covered in luscious curry sauce, served with fragrant white rice, garnished with yellow radish for an added sweet taste with every bite. 

7-Eleven food options can always be trusted to be accessible, convenient, and tasty, but the choices this time around are even more special as they carry the seal of approval of Let’s Eat Pare. A community-led Facebook group that provides a space for foodies to discuss and critique the latest food drops, their opinions are highly regarded by online users as a credible source on whether a new product is worth the try.


Spot these fresh drops right away on 7-Eleven shelves with the coveted Let’s Eat Pare logo for a guaranteed quality eating experience.   


Get pumped and taste the curry party today as these Let’s Eat Pare-approved rice meals are now available in 7-Eleven stores around Luzon.



Cheers to 40 years with 7-Eleven and like us on 7-Eleven Philippines Facebook, follow @711ph on Instagram, and @711philippines on Twitter and TikTok for more information.

Friday, July 19, 2024

Great Taste released its newest Great Taste Iced Coffee Dark Latte


The saying “Coffee is life” has become a mantra for many working professionals and college students. Some need their caffeine fix to stay energized and focused on their tasks, especially if they start their day super early. Coffee is also a must-have for night owls who stay up late to finish deadlines.


You can usually find these coffee lovers lining up at their favorite cafes. But did you know that there’s an affordable option to your go-to café drink? Great Taste recently released its newest Great Taste Iced Coffee flavor, Dark Latte, which offers a strong and creamy flavor. The best part? This delicious cold brew-inspired drink costs around Php 20.00 (SRP) a bottle.

Ready for your cold brew experience with this new drink? Here are other things that you need to know about Great Taste Iced Coffee Dark Latte:


Rich caffeine kick

Great Taste Iced Coffee Dark Latte is made with high-quality dark roasted robusta coffee and cream. This gives it that rich coffee flavor, and the cream adds a dash of sweetness and smooth texture. Its smooth blend of strong coffee and cream makes it a good pick-me-up drink when you need to recharge.


Easy to carry around

Just like other Great Taste Iced Coffee flavors (Chocolate Mocha, Caramel Macchiato and Vanilla Latte), Dark Latte comes in a sleek bottle that you can easily carry with you anytime, anywhere. This makes it easier to drink and seal even while you’re on the go. You don’t have to worry about balancing a cup of iced coffee from cafes while commuting.


Swak sa budget

Whether you’re working or studying, Great Taste Iced Coffee Dark Latte can be an affordable drink companion that you can enjoy anytime, anywhere. For only Php 20.00, you can get your daily coffee fix without breaking the bank.



If you’re looking for a pick-me-up for your early morning or late-night sesh, grab Great Taste Iced Coffee Dark Latte, and experience the strong and creamy goodness of this cold brew-inspired coffee drink.


This new must-try drink is available at leading supermarkets and convenience stores nationwide. For more information, visit Great Taste’s official Facebook page.


Great Taste is a product of Universal Robina Corporation (URC), maker of well-loved Pinoy brands such as Jack ‘n Jill Piattos, Magic Crackers, Cloud 9, and C2 Cool and Clean. Learn more about URC’s delightful products by visiting


Ortigas Art Festival: Art for All, A Celebration of Borderless Artistic Expression

 Now in its seventh year, the Ortigas Art Festival is expanding its horizons, putting the spotlight on more artists from all corners of the Philippines. With the theme “Art for All: A Celebration of Borderless Artistic Expression,” visitors can experience a grander Ortigas Art Festival from July 18 to August 18 at the East Wing of Estancia Mall, Pasig City, featuring thousands of Filipino artists to showcase their diverse regional artistry and a wide range of workshops for various disciplines.

Ortigas Art Festival is an award-winning event, earning recognition from the prestigious Anvil Awards (Silver Award) and Stevie International Business Awards (Gold Award) where its annual month-long free art exhibit features Filipino artists of various disciplines from all parts of the Philippines.


“Every year, we want to make the Ortigas Art Festival bigger to welcome more Filipino artists and organizations from all over the country. We successfully did that this year with artists from Angono, which is the art capital of the Philippines featuring the works of Totong Francisco, the grandson of Botong Francisco, and many others to showcase the diverse talents and artistic styles of these regions," said Arch. Renee Bacani, Vice President & Head of Ortigas Malls

The 7th Ortigas Art Festival officially opens at Estancia Mall, celebrating art for all Filipinos. The opening ceremony was  leadby (from L to R: Mr. Renato Habulan, Curator of Ortigas Art Festival; Mr. Totong Francisco, Grandson of National Artist Botong Francisco; Mr. Dennis Montera, Head of NCCA on Visual Arts; Atty. Michael David Abundo III, VP, Head Corporate Resources Division of Ortigas Land; Mr. DaveeZuniga, Chief Finace Officer of Ortigas Land; Ms. Helen Mirasol, Consultant of Ortigas Art Festival; Arch. Renee Bacani, VP, Head of Ortigas Malls; CounAngelu De Leon of Pasig City; Mr. Jose Javier Reyes, Chairman and CEO of FDCP; Ms. Avie Felix, Curator of Phil. Pavillion to 15th Gwangju Biennale; Ms. Alex Ortigas; Mr. Dio Ortigas;  Ms.Jenna Belardo, VP, Head of Residential Business Unit of Ortigas Land; Ms. Monique Castañeda, AVP, Head Marketing of Ortigas Malls)   


The opening ceremony was attended by Ortigas Malls Vice President Arch. Renee BacaniAngono Vice Mayor Gerardo Calderon, Pasig Councilor Angelu De Leon, and other LGU members to represent their respective cities. Also gracing the event were Ortigas Art Festival lead curators and consultants Renato Habulan and Helen Mirasol, Dr.  Dennis “Sio” Montera, the head of the National Commission for Culture and Arts’ (NCCA) National Committee on Visual Arts, and the artists representing the Philippines at the 15th Gwangju Biennale.


Ortigas Art Festival presents a diverse lineup of creative disciplines for people of all ages:


Visual Arts

Since launching in 2018, Ortigas Art Festival expanded its roster of featured visual artists. This year, Agos Studio led by Renato Habulan continues to highlight the vibrant paintings and sculptures of up-and-coming Filipino artists. It also features “Buklod”, consisting of artists from Iloilo, which further solidifies its purpose to bring people together and champion regional artistry. Plus, Habulan also launched “Lunduyan,” a two-year mentorship program for emerging artists.

Ortigas Art Festival lead curator and consultant Renato Habulan emphasizes the importance of democratizing art and making it accessible for all.


Linangan Artist Residency, known as an alternative art school headed by Emmanuel Garibay based in Alfonso, Cavite, creatively divides its Ortigas Art Festival exhibit into well-thought-out sections that encourage art education. The exhibit serves as a portal to creative discovery and learning through a series of solo exhibits, collaborative showcases, hands-on workshops, and enlightening lectures.


Several artists from Angono, the art capital of the Philippines, are showcasing their vibrant artworks at Ortigas Art Festival. This includes the versatile and dynamic works of TotongFrancisco, the grandson of National Artist Botong Francisco, under Grupo Sining Angono. The Angono Artists Associationhelps young artists to develop their skills in art and teach the importance of preserving our culture and rich heritage. TheAngono Ateliers Association, an art group established 1975 in honor of Francisco, has remained committed for 45 years to develop the town of Angono into an “Artists' Village.”


vMeme Contemporary Art Gallery features the exhibit “Locations of Freedom,” a pre-departure exhibit for the Philippine Pavilion for 15th Gwangju Biennale in South Korea. It will include various art forms, like an audio-visual production, maquette and mini versions of sculptures, photographs, and other artworks related to the exhibit in Gwangju. It will feature the works of artists like filmmaker Sari Dalena, sculptor ToymImao, and more.

From July 18 to August 18, Ortigas Art Festival visitors can experience the diverse creativity of Filipino artists from various regions of the Philippines and free workshops in East Wing, Estancia Mall, Pasig City.


The Pasig Art Club, founded in 1957, prides itself in the diversity of its members who come from a wide array of professions and disciplines. For the Ortigas Art Festival, it will showcase the works of Lita Wells, Ace Dimanlig, and other members of the club.



If you love looking at nostalgic photographs and shots that show a different perspective, the Ortigas Foundation Library and Redlab Gallery have displayed their prints in their respective exhibits. From alluring landscapes to the vibrant greenery of nature, viewers can see the captivating pictures eternally memorialized by talented photographer collectives.


Ortigas Foundation Library in cooperation with NayonPhotographers Club also showcases the unique art of paintography in its exhibit. This combines painting and photography to create elegantly vibrant images. 



Ortigas Art Festival has long been championing new talent and collaborating with the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) to showcase acclaimed Filipino films. There will be late-night movie screenings of award-winning films, Jopy Arnaldo’s Gitling, winner of Cinemalaya Best Screenplay in 2023;  Raya Martin’s Independencia, which received the Critics Award and Special Jury Award at the Valdivia International Film Festival in 2009; and Zig Dulay’s Firefly, which won at the 2024 Platinum Stallion National Media Awards for Director of the Year and Child Star of the Year, and at the 2023 Metro Manila Film Festival for Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Child Performer; Kenneth Dagatan’s In My Mother’s Skin, premiered at Sundance Festival's "Midnight" section in 2023, it was the sole non-English-language film featured nominated as one of the Best Motion Pictures in Catalonian International Film Festival and Best Production Design Nominee in Gawad Urian Awards 2024.


Jose Maria Socorro Reyes, chairman and CEo of the Film Development Council of the Philippines, showcases the award-winning films that are showing in Ortigas Art Festival for free: "Gitling," "Independencias," "Firefly," and "In My Mother's Skin."


Attendees can also learn from FDCP experts, headed by their chairman and CEO Mr. Jose Maria Socorro J. Reyes at Ortigas Art Festival’s film talks.



One of the most amazing things about dance is that it’s a powerful way to express emotions and tell a story. The Halili-Cruz School of Ballet and Step by Step Performing Arts Studio will show Ortigas Art Festival attendees how dance has provided young girls and boys an outlet for their creative expression.


Ortigas Art Festival 2024 features many acclaimed galleries and organizations with thousands of local artists eager to showcase their works, as well as a wide range of workshops. There’s so much to offer visitors, especially young artists, who want to marvel at the beautiful works on display. Visitors can also purchase one-of-a-kind artworks for their homes.


Don’t miss these different expressions of art and storytelling at the seventh Ortigas Art Festival from July 18 to August 18 at Estancia Mall East Wing. Visitors can also express their love for art and their Ortigas Art Festival comments on the Expression Wall.


For more information and updates, like and follow Estancia Mall on Facebook. Sign up for the Ortigas Community Card via the Ortigas Malls app to get first dibs on amazing deals, discounts, and perks.



Check out the complete list of exhibitors, films, and performers for Ortigas Art Festival 2024: “Art for All: A Celebration of Borderless Artistic Expression” below. For more details, check out the Ortigas Art Festival information sheet here.


Visual Arts

● Agos Studio
● Linangan Art Residency
● Angono Artists Association
● Angono Ateliers Association
● Grupo Sining Angono
● Lambana Angono
● Women Artists Collective
● Kuta Artgroup
● The Blanco Art Group
● Neo Angono Artists Collective
● Gallery Genesis
● vMeme Contemporary Art Gallery
● Philippine Guild of Watercolorists
● Pasig Art Club


● Film Development Council of the Philippines


● RedLab Gallery
● Ortigas Foundation

Dance, Music, Theatre Arts

● Halili-Cruz School of Ballet
● Step by Step Performing Arts Studio


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