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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Warner TV and truTV bring full season marathon of Angie Tribeca

This January, start your year with awesome riotous comedy as Warner TV and truTV launch Angie Tribeca, the channels’ first-ever comedy-crime series. And as a special gift, you get an opportunity to binge on all 10 episodes of the first season on Sunday, January 17 at 9pm, the same air date as the United States.

A wildly satirical take on police procedurals, Angie Tribeca follows an eccentric but brilliant group of Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) detectives who investigate crime, reveal way too much awkward personal information, and refuse to rest until justice has been served…sort of. Co-created and executive produced by Saturday Night Live alumni Steve and Nancy Carell, Angie Tribeca is real, brooding and shockingly alive.

The series protagonist is Angie Tribeca, played by Rashida Jones (The Office, Parks and Recreation), a lone-wolfdetective who is none too happy when partnered with handsome J Geils, played by Hayes MacArthur (Life As We Know It, Go On).

Helping solve weird and complex cases are detective Danny Tanner, played by Deon Cole (CONAN, Black-ish); Dr. Monica Scholls, the quirky, bespectacled medical examiner played by AndréeVermeulen(Upright Citizen’s Brigade, How To Train Your Dragon television series); and Hoffman, Tanner's K9 German Shepard partner played by Jagger (Max) while being guided by the squad’s apoplectic captain, Police Lieutenant Chet Atkins, played by Jere Burns (Justified, Breaking Bad).

Before the Angie Tribeca full season marathon, watch Jim Carrey in Warner TV’s special screening of Dumb and Dumber at 7:20pm.

The Angie Tribeca season one marathon also premieres on truTV at the same time and date as the Warner TV premiere, with a repeat in the next 20 hours.

Warner TV is available on SKYcable Channel 77, SKYcable HD Channel 197,Cignal HD Channel 119, Destiny Cable (Digital) Channel 77, Destiny Cable (Analog) Channel 80, and Cable Link Channel 30. For more updates on the best in action, comedy and drama, follow on

truTV is available onCignal Channel 62and Cable Link Channel 42.

Expect more from Edward Benosa in 2016

Based on how his 2015 turned out, singer Edward Benosa is looking forward to a really good year in 2016.

In 2015, Edward—most known for his hit song “Di Man Lang Nagpaalam” which made it to the country’s top music charts and won for him a loyal following—won two awards, one a Best New Artist trophy from the Star Awards for Music and another, from the MOR Awards of radio station 101.9FM. He sees these awards as an affirmation that he is in the right place, and that he should continue pushing forward with his career in 2016. “Sa isang nagsisimula na tulad ko, o kahit sinong nagsisimula, mabigyan ka ng Best New Artist of the year, parang enough reason na ‘yon na ipagpatuloy mo itong ginagawa mo. Susundan na kailangan, ipagpatuloy ang sinimulan,” he says.

Edward’s goal is to sustain the momentum of his achievements in 2016. He wants to get into new things, maybe do a concert, record another album and even try more theater.

He is making the phrase “moving forward” his goal for next year. He is happy that groups like the Philippine Movie Press Club (which is behind the annual Star Awards for Music) and MOR 101.9 have seen his potential and by giving him awards and recognition, are encouraging him to do more with what he has.

“Siguro nakikita ‘yung potential ko to be this person na malaki pa yung pwede ko ma-achieve as a singer, sa craft ko, na-a-appreciate nila na ako ‘yung bago ngayon, as a pop rock balladeer.”

His manager, stage and screen actor Arnold Cruz Reyes, believes that Edward will go pretty far in 2016. When Edward won the awards in 2015, he was surprised but says things aren’t going to stop there. There is much more for Edward to achieve in 2016.

Arnold says it is obvious that Edward, while a newbie singer and occasional actor, is meant to go places and encourages him only to work harder and pay attention to the advice of people who want to see him succeed even more next year. “Consistent naman kasi, na-nominate siya na Best New Artist of the Year. Nu’ng nangyari nga, sabi ko, ‘Uy nakakatuwa, napapansin tayo,” says Arnold, who’s hoping Edward will be able to build on his past achievements to have an even greater year in 2016.

Edward says that one way of ensuring a better year in 2016 is also to stay positive and not to mind the bashers and critics. Like when he won those two awards, there were people who didn’t think he deserved to win and asked: “Sino siya? Hindi namin siya kilala.”

He just wants to be positive going into 2016. Regardless of what people say, he will keep pressing forward. Even if there are critics, he says, he intends to see things constructively and make positivity his motto for next year.

Edward has high hopes for 2016. He is excited about all the new things coming his way, and is eager to get things started.

“Ang daming bonus ni God para sa akin,” he says with a big smile. Edward is grateful for all the things that happened in 2015, and is looking to make an even bigger splash in 2016.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Actor Josh Green plays as the mischievous brother-to-be in "Alvin and the Chipmunks 4: The Road Chip"

                The Chipmunks we know and love, Alvin, Theodore and Simon embark on a journey across the U.S. and for the first time, they’re on a mission to keep their family together in the fourth instalment of the hugely successful family adventure franchise in “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip.”

                In their latest adventure, through a series of misunderstandings, Alvin, Simon and Theodore come to believe that Dave is going to propose to his new girlfriend in Miami…and dump them.  They have three days to get to him and stop the proposal, saving themselves not only from losing Dave but possibly from gaining a terrible stepbrother, Miles, played by Josh Green.

                The idea of Dave tying the knot doesn’t thrill the boys; in fact, they fear it’ll uproot their lives – and maybe uproot them from Dave’s home!  Further complicating matters is Sam’s (Dave’s special friend played by Kimberly Willams-Paisley) teenage son, Miles (Green), who has an instant dislike of the Chipmunks.

                “Miles is definitely introduced as the classic teenage ‘bad boy,’” says Josh Green.  “I also like comparing him to Alvin.  Both cause trouble and are loud and harsh.  “Everyone has a little Alvin in them,” he continues.  “You know, that voice inside that says, let’s go out there and cause a ruckus.”

                In the midst of their hostilities, if not all-out war, The Chipmunks and Miles learn they do have one common goal: stop Dave’s wedding to Sam.  The ‘Munks are afraid their family will change forever if Dave gets married and, worse, Miles becomes their stepbrother.  Miles, says Green “is also not okay with Dave and Sam’s plan of, ‘Let’s get this family together, and we’ll all be happy now.’”

                It’s a journey filled with adventure, laughs, music and lots of local color.   But director Walt Becker also notes that it’s also about Alvin, Simon, Theodore and Miles finding their way into a kind of blended family.  He further points to the film’s new blended family elements as an entryway to this new chapter in the Chipmunks’ lives.  It’s no longer just the three boys and Dave Seville.  Two new characters – a love interest for Dave, and her teenage son – enter the scene, and turn the ‘Munks’ life and family topsy-turvy.

                “I think the idea of a blended family is one that many people can relate to,” says Becker. “The Chipmunks are always trying to do the right thing, but end up doing it in the wrong way.  You can mine a lot of comedy from those family experiences.”

                Josh Green is a Bowie Maryland native and began his acting career performing in regional productions of plays, including “The Goat, Or Who is Sylvia?” “Rabbit Hole” and “Columbinus.”  After high school, Green moved to New York to study the craft at New York University and pursue acting full time.  He quickly branched out into television and film.  Green was the guest lead in the pilot episode of ABC’s “Black Box,” and appeared on the critically acclaimed CBS series “The Good Wife” and CBS’ “Unforgettable.”  He shared the screen with Emily Van Camp in the feature film “The Girl in the Book,” and will be seen in the independent film “Fair Haven,” where Green stars opposite Tom Wopat.  Green recently made his New York stage debut in MCC’s “Lost Girls,” directed by Jo Bonney.

                “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip” opens January 20 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.

Huawei PH celebrates milestone with 1M Facebook Fans

Huawei Device Philippines Country Head, Mr. Charles Wu.

KC Montero 

2015 has been a milestone year for Huawei Technologies Philippines, Inc. as it further strengthened its presence not only in the Consumer Market but also on Social Media.

Before the year ended, the Huawei Community held a Christmas Party at the 12monkeys bar in Makati, to celebrate 1Million Fans on its Facebook fan page. The show was hosted by KC Montero and Freestyle entertained the audience.

The celebration was spearheaded by Huawei Device Philippines Country Head, Mr. Charles Wu.

He is very grateful to the Huawei Fan base. “We appreciate the support and following in our Social Media Pages without the fans, the media and the bloggers, HuaweiPH will not reach where it is now.” The fan base was an integral part of the transition in raising the brand awareness of Huawei in the Philippines.

Huawei Consumer Device Digital Manager, Ava Castillo

Mr. Charles Wu mentioned that Huawei will continue to be innovative and an industry mover by providing more exciting devices as seen with its collaboration with Google and the launch of Huawei Nexus 6P, exciting wearables like the much-praised Huawei watch and new smartphones like the Huawei Mate S.

Huawei Consumer Device Digital Manager, Ava Castillo closed the event after the quiz game & raffle participated by the audience. Ms. Castillo said, “Please continue to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We will have more interactive and exciting events for our loyal fans in 2016.

To further celebrate this milestone, A “Thank You” video has been produced and uploaded onto Huawei PH’s social media pages:

With 16 R&D centers in countries that include Germany, Sweden, the US, France, Italy, Russia, India, and China, Huawei’s products and services extend to over 170 countries, serving one third of the world’s population. In 2014,  Huawei’s smartphone global shipment ranked third in the world. As one of Huawei’s three business groups,  Huawei Consumer BG offers mobile phones, mobile broadband (MBB) devices and home devices. With more than 20 years of rich expertise in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, an extensive global network, vast global business operations and network of partners, Huawei Consumer BG is dedicated to bringing the latest technology to consumers, offering a world of possibilities, creating extraordinary experiences and realizing dreams for people everywhere.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Progress Pre-School Gold creates playlist to help build Multiple Intelligence

Can music really help in your child’s brain development? It is an idea slowly gaining traction among educators and parents, but is there any truth to the claims that making children listen to classical music, like Mozart or Beethoven, makes them smarter?

The relationship between music and child development is a widely discussed subject in the circles of early childhood music therapists. Dr. Liz Inciong (a pediatrician, Fellow of the Philippine Pediatric Society and an Associate Active Consultant of the Institute of Pediatrics and Child Health at St. Luke’s Medical Center for 18 years) and Teacher Marah Vasquez-Estuesta of Kindermusik International are among those who have scientific understanding of the matter and strongly support it.

Through extensive interaction and training with young minds, they have discovered the role music plays in a child’s cognitive development is anchored on the theory of Multiple Intelligence. According to this theory, a child’s intellectual capacity isn’t solely based on and measured by verbal or mathematical skills. On the contrary, it is in fact far more comprehensive – covering social, music, kinesthetic and visual intelligence as well.

As Dr. Inciong states, “Music plays an important role in the development of a child’s various modes of intelligence, specifically for mental, physical and social aspects. Music helps them seek patterns in their environment, which allows them to easily recall words, phrases, even in foreign languages. They become more perceptive to sound and develop into astute listeners.” 

The Sound of Music:How It Impacts Child Development

Dr. Inciong shares, “The concept of multiple intelligence creates a profound effect on how educators can approach teaching for their students. It allows us to tailor instruction to each child, to provide a wholistic approach to learning.”

Children as young as four can absorb the potential educational benefits of listening to music that are known to make an impact during these sensitive developmental years. Things such as speech and language development, motor and rhythmic coordination and even social skills are honed through early exposure to music.

But it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to teach your children how to play an instrument. While there’s little doubt that doing so helps their mental development, studies show that simply having children actively listen to songs is enough to help them reap the benefits of cognitive development and maybe even encourage them to pick up an instrument to learn.

“The right tempo and message aids in the development of neurophysiological distinctions between sounds that develop literacy, which tangibly results in better academic results,” says Teacher Marah.

M.I. Beats

To address this opportunity of harnessing music for learning, Dr. Inciong and Teacher Marah have partnered with PROGRESS PRE-SCHOOL GOLD to create the first ever playlists, based on scientific research and practical applications,  designed to help build Multiple Intelligence in the Philippines.

“As Early Childhood Music Educators, we have chosen the songs based on our first hand experience with the children.  These songs were tried and tested with our students, were proven to have impact and were very appealing to them,” says Teacher Marah.  “We curated one playlist each to help enhance Brain Smarts (mental development), Body Smarts (physical development), and People Smarts (Social and Emotional Development).”

To support Brain smarts, the team chose songs that highlight linguistic development through vocabulary building, phonemic awareness and vocal development as a way to develop oral language and speak rhythmically and expressively. For Body Smarts, song selections were anchored on music that can potentially help develop fine and gross motor skills. For People Smarts, songs focus on showing kids how to express their appreciation for friends and practicing basic social skills such as cooperation.

M.I. Beats is the first ever playlist specifically designed to help aid a child’s developmental process and provide modern moms with access to digital platforms that offer it. And to make it even easier for mothers to access this pioneering technology, PROGRESS PRE-SCHOOL GOLD is offering an exclusive opportunity for mothers to enjoy the exclusive M.I. Beats playlist for FREE!

For every 1.6kg can of PROGRESS PRE-SCHOOL GOLD, you get FREE access to the exclusive M.I. Beats Playlist on Spotify Premium for an entire month. Simply purchase the specially-marked cans to get the unique code, to register, fill up the necessary information  and wait for the confirmation email.

“We found that incorporating music into a child’s daily activities can help develop his  different Smarts.  The more exposure a child gets, the more stimulation and benefits he gains.Living in the digital age, there are now so many options and platforms for mothers to use in developing their child. The intention of M.I. Beats is to provide them the opportunity to use music as an enabler and tool in helping them build their child’s Multiple Intelligence,” ends Josteen Vega, Brand Manager for PROGRESS PRE-SCHOOL GOLD. 

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

#TheForceAwakens at GrabCar until December 30!

Experience the Awakening this December with STAR WARS-themed GrabCars. Starting today, GrabCar users can indulge in their STAR WARS fantasy and travel in comfort and style in custom designed vehicles. They just need to book a ride using the special STAR WARS GrabCar icon in the GrabTaxi mobile app.

STAR WARS-themed GrabCars will cruise into Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Ho Chi Minh and Bangkok today

One hundred and fifty STAR WARS-themed GrabCars featuring the timeless Imperial Stormtrooper and BB-8, the astromech droid belonging to Resistance Pilot, Poe Dameron, will roam the streets of Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Ho Chi Minh and Bangkok until 30 December as part of GrabCar’s regional marketing campaign in collaboration with Disney Southeast Asia.

Indonesia ups the ante with five hundred specially wrapped taxis and motorcycle taxis in Jakarta, under the GrabTaxi and GrabBike brands. The Philippines will also offer STAR WARS-themed GrabBikes, and will extend their campaign to 14 January 2016. All three brands – GrabCar, GrabTaxi and GrabBike – are available in the same GrabTaxi mobile app.

“This initiative is part of GrabCar’s ongoing efforts to delight passengers and make their journey with GrabCar fun and memorable. Our STAR WARS-themed GrabCars celebrates the release of the new STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS movie, and will make one’s commute more entertaining,” said Cheryl Goh, Group VP of Marketing, GrabTaxi Holdings.

“Die-hard fans shouldn’t miss this opportunity to experience the thrill of our STAR WARS-themed GrabCars. It is a full-on STAR WARS immersion when they book our STAR WARS-themed GrabCars to take them to and from the cinema to catch the movie,” Goh added.

How to book a STAR WARS-themed GrabCar:
1.     Download the GrabTaxi app via Google Play and App Store. Register your account for free.
2.     Select the ‘STAR WARS GrabCar’ option as your vehicle type.
3.     Enter your pick-up and drop-off locations.
4.     Click Next and await confirmation of your STAR WARS-themed GrabCar.

Win tickets to watch STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
Users who ride the STAR WARS-themed GrabCars automatically put themselves in the running to win one of 15 pairs of movie tickets to STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS that are being given away daily.

The winners will be chosen at random based on their booking IDs and notified at least two days after their ride.


Those who miss out can still try their luck to win STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS merchandise in the Snap and Share contest. GrabCar is giving away STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS merchandise daily to a few lucky winners who snap and share the photo of the STAR WARS-themed GrabCars on their social media accounts. Simply use the hashtags #theforceawakens #grabcar and tell us why you deserve to win by filling in the caption ‘I want to win STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS merchandise because…” Contest starts today and ends on 14 January 2016.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Actress and TV Host Diane Medina is the new RGC girl

In photo (from left): Jenniebeth Racal Torres, RGC’s Corporate Secretary and Diane.

Racal Group of Companies (RGC), the company that owns and operates Racal Auto Center, Racal E-Bikes, Racal Motors and Caida Tiles, welcome actress and TV host Diane Medina as its newest endorser through a contract signing held recently. Diane will be seen in RGC’s advertisements, commercials, billboards and posters among others.

Experience the Cartoon Network's supersize claw machine!

It was a super fun christmassy afternoon at the SM Music Hall as I clawed my way to the Cartoon Network gigantic Toon machine last December  21 at the SM Music Hall! I was safely harnessed and suspended in the air above a mountain of Cartoon Network's plushie toys, bags, Legos and goodie bags. I was like a kid  flying in midair with lots of goodies waiting to be clawed.

I got to bring home one Cartoon Network Uncle Grandpa backpack full of goodies inside, 2 Bratz dolls, one Cyma Lego and 2 bags of crayon goodies ready for my colouring books.

Experience the same with your kids  at the Cartoon Network Toon Machine from December 21 to December 23, at 10am to 7pm at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall

Get ready for a supersized Christmas this year as Cartoon Network brings the gigantic Toon Machine to Manila for the first time on December 22 and 23 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall.

The Toon Machine is an indoor gigantic structure that puts a modern twist to the classic claw crane arcade game. Cartoon Network fans can control the machine with their parents serving as the claw, giving them the chance to grab everything they can in 10 seconds.

Following the success of the Cartoon Network Toon Machine in Brazil, Australia and New Zealand, the gigantic crane arrives in the Philippines just in time for Christmas, the best time of the year to grab-all-you-can toys and surprises.

Perfect for kids and the kids-at-heart, the event also has fun games and face-painting booths, all available for free! Aside from the toys inside the machine, Cartoon Network and its partners will also be giving away telpads, gift packs and other limited edition items.

To get a chance to try out the Cartoon Network Toon Machine, sign up and join the draw at the event area. Every hour, from 10am to 7pm, lucky winners with their parents will have the chance to get as much as they can inside the machine.

The Cartoon Network Toon Machine is presented to you by Bratz, PLDT Home Telpad and Alaska Choco, in cooperation with Jack n’ Jill Wiggles and special thanks to Sunkist, marketing partner Toy Kingdom and exclusive media partner Cignal.

Home Sweet Home at Lancaster New City

Everyone dreams of having a house of their own. Buying a house is the most important purchase you are likely to make in your lifetime, so you have to consider the budget, (ie cash on hand, and the monthly payments that goes around with it, the furnitures, house extension/repairs )  it will sure make a significant impact on your finances.

What my father thought me before buying a house is that it should have a solid foundation, a sturdy walls and reliable utilities, so that a chance of renovating is nil. And dont be afraid to ask your agent and google your dream property. Buy a house that you can afford now that fits your budget.

When every woman dreams of having ala Master Chef kitchen in their house, mine is a walk-in closet! the ones that Carrie has in Sex and the City! It would be a dream come true for every fashionista moms and teens alike!

The place in which you live is an investment and the money will always be relevant, but if you consider the house that you will be living-in a potential HOME in the future and that you have seen yourself living in the property within the 5 years frame,  with the family or a partner for that matter then go and buy it.

We had a chance of touring Lancaster New City located at Cavite last December 19 together with the selected group of bloggers and Pro Friends Lancaster executives. I had an ocular visit at fully furnished Chessa, Adele and Briana units, and amazed at the cozy interior designs inside each unit in charming blue and yellow.  Each unit has a clever lay out in each room  and brightly colored nooks with just enough space for everything.

PRO-FRIENDS which delivers the Family Friendly City LANCASTER NEW CITY has been master-planned to be family friendly. Aside from the affordable and quality houses that suit the budget of the average Filipino family, it also delivers features that help its residents live a full life.

The city is a shining example of how it transforms barren land into a thriving, family—friendly city with components that allow residents to Live, Learn, Work, Play and Pray.

PROPERTY COMPANY OF FRIENDS, INC, better known as PRO-FRIENDS, continuously seeks to deliver on its mission of being a trusted developer that creates communities that transform lives.

WE did have our ocular and got to know the areas as it is near school, have a beautiful  catholic church, a bus/shuttle terminal, a supermarket and fast food inside the one hectare Lancaster New City.

St. Edward Schools offer K—lZ programs in its campuses across the New City. The St. Edward Integrated School and St. Edward Faith Community School campuses are part of a school district that provides quality affordable education in close proximity to the residential areas.

Suntech iPark hosts BPO Locators, who together with PRO-FRIENDS will deliver 1,000 job opportunities to workers from within the New City and those who live in close proximity.

Shopping and recreation are delivered at The Square which has WELLCOME supermarket as its anchor tenant. Dining options abound at The Square which also features an open park where residents enjoy the many activities including Free Zumba Lessons at the Activity Center.

This holiday season, Lancaster New City also features a light show which is in close proximity to the Church of the Holy Family, where regular masses are held. And now, with the installation of its own priest, the Church of the Holy Family can also offer baptisms, weddings and other services that deepen the prayer life of its residents.

PRO-FRIENDS’ LANCASTER NEW CITY is a mere 6.5 KM away from the Kawit Toll Exit of the Manila-Cavite Expressway or Cavitex. Commuters and vehicle owners alike are assured of a comfortable ride to the city. Numerous bus lines service the Cavite Manila route through Cavitex.

photo image courtesy of Marco Polo Demo

As PRO-FRIENDS enters its 17"I year in the industry in 2016, PRO-FRIENDS looks forward to delivering more communities that transform lives to more people across the country.

PRO-FRIENDS is one of the country's fastest growing real estate developers known for their property developments in Cavite and lloilo. It is the developer of Lancaster New City and Bellefort Estates in Cavite and Pare Regency Residences in lloilo. The company has 17 on-going projects and 9 completed and successful communities. For more information on PRO-FRIENDS ’ properties, please call (02) 491- 7700 - Manila or (033) 338-3656- l/oilo or visit wwwprotriends. com.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Gumbo Muffins for Noche Buena

Does it seem like a chore to shop for gifts especially during the Christmas Season?  Looking for something new and fresh especially for those people who seem to have everything. Give them these superb and delicious Gumbo Muffins!  Made only from the highest and quality ingredients, they’re perfect for gifts, potluck or even family gatherings for Noche Buena Medya Noche.

Available at all Gumbo branches at SM Mall of Asia (5560238), The Block 442-0106, Mega Atrium (6353015), Robinsons Manila Midtown (5671820), Gateway Mall (440-4632) and Robinsons Magnolia (7209632) for take out or pick up only, these muffins comes in a box of 6 for P150.00 and box of 12 for only P275.00.  Please order 2-3 days in advance to ensure quality and freshness of your muffins.  Also, try these these sumptuous and mouth-watering dishes at Gumbo such as Seafood Jambalaya, Bayou’s Stuffed Crabs, Shrimp Etouffe, Bourbon-Style Baby Back Ribs, Southern-Grilled Chicken Caesar, Cajun-Style Fried Chicken, Seafood Boil, Family Feast, among others for dine in or take out, perfect treat these holiday season!

Get your creamy cheesecake at Burgoo!

Imagine this luscious, heavenly, creamy cheesecake to be the centerpiece of your Noche Buena and Medya Noche table!  Yes Burgoo American Bar and Restaurant is now selling your favorite Cheesecake in time for this Christmas season so the whole family can enjoy it at the comfort of their homes and also to giveaway to friends and loved ones.

Save as much as 20% discount for the whole cheesecake! It comes in two sizes: 8” Raspberry and Oreo Cheesecake priced at P1,800 while get 6” of these flavors for only P1,350.  Other cheesecake varieties available are Black & White and Fudge Brownie Cheesecakes for P1,950  (8”) and P1,470 (6”).  These impeccable and superior cheesecakes are made upon order only to ensure quality and freshness.  Please order at least 3 days in advance at Burgoo Rockwell (8981815) to get these cheesecakes for take out or pick up only.  However you can still coordinate at Burgoo Rockwell if you’ll like your cheesecake to be picked up at other branches located at Tomas Morato, The Podium, Gateway Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Galleria, The Block, SM Marikina, Fairview Terraces by Ayala, SM Southmall, The District Imus, and  Starmall Prima in Taguig.

Also don’t miss Burgoo’s sumptuous variety of appetizers to share, sandwich and burgers, soups and salads, stone-baked pizzas, delicious pasta, mouth-watering chicken and chops, seafood sensations, premium steaks and ribs, and other luscious desserts this Christmas celebrations.  At Burgoo it’s always a family treat!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Lenovo PHABlet for everyone on-the-go

 Global technology leader Lenovo reveals the next big thing from the PHAB series, the Lenovo PHAB. Just like the PHAB Plus, the Lenovo PHAB delivers on the promise of giving an unparalleled phone+tablet mash-up experience, this time with an enhanced sound quality and entertainment features.

“Lenovo’s latest addition to the PHAB Series promises an uncompromising entertainment experience. Aside from the signature PHAB Series distinction of having the portability of a smartphone and the functionality of a tablet, for this latest release the designers at Lenovo intensified several features to suit the lifestyle of entertainment connoisseurs. Following the Lenovo PHAB Plus, the Lenovo PHAB is an affordable phablet perfect for the mobile lifestyle.” said Michael Ngan, Country General Manager, Lenovo Philippines.

Connectivity, all day, anytime, anywhere with the PHAB
These days, people are on their smartphone 24/7, either making and answering calls to catch up on their to-dos or chatting with their friends. Most of the time, it is hard to make calls with the wind blowing or the traffic noise disrupting the call. The Lenovo PHAB solves that problem with its three-mic array solution and dedicated voice processor that ensures a clean voice input. No need to hold off calls while you are outside because the noise cancellation feature, excellent on speaker sound, and powerful speaker box make life easier and gives excellent sound quality even on speaker mode.

With connectivity options that include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3G, and 4G,plus Dual SIM (GSM) slots compatible with a Micro-SIM, this powerful phablet makes sure users are always connected.

The unique OneHand software of Lenovo makes it easy to control all the PHAB functions with one hand. The Lenovo PHAB also comes with various sensors such as the Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, and Gyroscope to make sure it is the perfect smartphone for every user.

The Lenovo PHAB also comes equipped with a 4,250mAh battery which gives up to 24 hours of talk time thanks to the built-in platform that limits the internal temperature of the device, thus conserving power, eliminating the immediate need for a powerbank.

PHABulous crisp images and exquisite sound quality
The Lenovo PHAB packs a 13 MP rear and 5 MP front camera for crisp and perfect images regardless of setting. After taking beautiful photos and videos, the Lenovo PHAB user gets to appreciate all of his or her multimedia files, including games, with its 6.98” HD screen with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels.

What’s more, Dolby Atmos Sound with Smart Amplifier gives the phablet twice the volume power compared to a standard phone.Entertainment aficionados will only have fab things to say about the Lenovo PHAB’s dynamic and immersive sound plus images and video with amazing color and quality.

The device runs on Android 5.1, and its Quad-core processor with 1 GB of RAM and expandable 16 GB storage all ensure the PHAB’s smooth performance and usability.In addition to its features, the Lenovo PHAB boasts of premium craftsmanship and comes in many colors to match any personality. The Lenovo PHAB is crafted with auni-body design with round edges and polished buttons and comes in Tuxedo Black, Polar White, and Aqua Blue.

Pricing and availability

Buy the Lenovo PHAB this Christmas season at all Lenovo authorized dealers for only PHP 9,499 and receive a free gift.

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

10 ways to Do More With Less this Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to be a supermom! In between your kids’ Christmas parties in school, reunions with family and friends, plus, the most awaited Noche Buena - hack your way through the holidays with these 10 practical, energy-and-time saving tips from Electrolux.

1. Plan and prepare your meals and trips to the grocery.
Nothing beats careful planning to ensure that you have everything that you need, when you need it. It saves you from unnecessary trips to and from the supermarket when you forget an ingredient or two. Set your budget - make an inventory, organize your recipes, create your menus, and schedule your shopping.

2. Wine things up!
Planning a party at home? Surprise your guests with richer wines by freezing some grapes and popping them in glasses to keep the wine cold without watering it down. Store your wine in the Electrolux Vino Wine Cooler and ensure you serve your wine perfectly all the time. You can also freeze leftover wines in ice-cube trays for reuse when preparing meat dishes and spaghetti sauces.

3. Freeze your meals.
There’s no need to throw away leftovers.  Minimize food wastage by storing them in a tight lid container, putting a label, and freezing them. Properly frozen meals in your Electrolux NutriFresh™ Refrigerator and it can last up to 2 months without losing their taste and texture.

4. Maximize your rice cooker.
Believe it or not, the humble rice cooker can actually go beyond its initial purpose. Electrolux rice cookers are designed with a 4-in-1 cooking feature that keeps dishes warm, cooks soups and porridge, and steams dishes. If you don’t have the space for a full stove or a large kitchen in your living space, it might be just what you need for your next potluck weekend.

5. Maintain the quality of your carpets with a vacuum cleaner.
While spills on your carpet are unavoidable with kids running around, the abrasive rubbing of stains will only cause the fiber to mat. Instead, use a wet-dry vacuum cleaner such as the Electrolux Wet and Dry Z931 vacuum cleaner to remove the dirt around the stain. Then try soaking up the stain with a wet towel pressed repeatedly onto it, repeat the process with a dry towel to ensure all the liquid has been absorbed.

6. Steam your clothes for a wrinkle-free finish.
Leaving your un-ironed shirt hanging in the bathroom while you take a hot shower will practically get all the wrinkles out. Or better yet, treat yourself this Christmas to an Electrolux UltraMix™ Front Load Washing Machine with a Refresh Cycleprogram that removes creases and folds and naturally de-wrinkles your clothes. Less time for laundry, more time for the family.

7. Use the floss.
Besides using it to clean your teeth, unwaxed dental floss can also be your trusty kitchen helper. It can be used to slice cakes and soft cheeses, as well as to tie-up poultry and rolled meats.

8. Run no more.
Glamming up for your office Christmas party has never been easier with this little trick. Make your stockings last longer by spritzing a little hairspray to avoid getting runs in them. The sticky residue will hold the fabric together, and stressful moments will be the last thing on your mind.

9. Upcycle!
Turn ordinary moments into fun bonding sessions with the kids through upcycling. Gather used Christmas wrappers for decorations in scrapbooks and school projects; make handmade dolls from old materials like socks, buttons and hairpins; or upcycle an old dress into a pretty apron. Be creative and resourceful, the possibilities are endless!

10. Clean your refrigerator with salt.
Now is the perfect time to clear the unnecessary clutter in your refrigerator for the upcoming rush of hams, fruitcakes, wines, and all the goodies you need for Noche Buena. Clean your fridge by mixing a handful of salt with about 3 liters of warm water. The mixture is chemical free and gentle on sensitive surfaces.

With Electrolux appliances, you can simply Do More With Less at home this holiday season. Create a meaningful Christmas by having more time for the family and less time for the chores, more savings with less expenses, more wellness with less stress, and more care with less worry.

To know more about Electrolux, visit or follow @ElectroluxPH on Twitter and Instagram and on Facebook.

Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances, based on deep consumer insight and developed in close collaboration with professional users. We offer thoughtfully designed, innovative solutions for households and businesses, with products such as refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, cookers, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and small domestic appliances. Under esteemed brands including Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi, Frigidaire and Electrolux Grand Cuisine, the Group sells more than 50 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year. In 2014 Electrolux had sales of SEK 112 billion and 60,000 employees. For more information go to

Friday, December 18, 2015

Hotel booking made easy with Hotel Quickly mobile app

Do you find hotel booking a hassle? Or have you ever gone somewhere without the intention of staying and needed a place to stay at the last minute?

Now you can save time and money by booking your last minute hotel quickly, through HotelQuicklya mobile hotel booking application that allows users to get the best available 3- to 5-star hotels fast and hassle-free throughout the Asia Pacific region at a more affordable rate, which is about 28% cheaper than other online hotel booking options.

Raphael Cohen, Chief Sales Officer & co-founder of Hotel Quickly 

The application features more than 11,000 hotels in more than 250 destinations in countries like Australia, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and now, the Philippines.

So whether you missed a flight, stayed out too late, plan to extend your trip or just want a staycation within your own city, HotelQuickly has you covered.

Using the mobile app is easy. First, download the HotelQuickly app in the App Store or Google Play. Once you open the app, you'll see the countries and cities covered by HotelQuickly with an up-to-date list of available hotels and rooms. The app allows you to look at high resolution photos of the hotel, check out information on the facilities, read consumer reviews, and even search the hotel location through a virtual map. Each hotel covered by HotelQuickly also shows the room’s normal price and discounted price.

To make a reservation on your preferred hotel, simply swipe to confirm! After this, you’ll receive an email confirming your booking then you're all set!

You can also get free night stays in a hotel of your choice by inviting your friends. Each time an invited friend downloads the app, they get PHP 600 while you receive a PHP 40 credit. In addition to this, once they book a hotel, you get a PHP 600 credit! These accumulated credits can then be used to treat yourself to a free night in your favorite hotel.

Currently, HotelQuickly has about 1.8 million downloads across iOS and Android platforms. HotelQuickly is your new travel buddy, guaranteeing you a room at the most affordable price possible, hassle free.

Goldilocks partners with Mondelez for the Choco-Velvet Cake with Oreo

The Christmas season is fast approaching, and this brings more opportunities to bond with family and friends. Parties and gatherings abound, where attendees are encouraged to contribute food to the celebration.

Be a star at the next get-together by bringing the the all-new Choco-Velvet Cake with Oreo. For this decadent masterpiece, Goldilocks, the country’s number one bakeshop, collaborated with Mondelez International to create a truly unforgettable cake.

Imagine three thick layers of black velvet base cake iced with the signature Oreo Whipped Crème, to go with an identical filling. Scrumptious mini-Oreos line the cake, with even more Oreo cookies and whipped crème rosettes to top it off. Indeed, the Goldilocks Choco-Velvet Cake with Oreo is  a cookies-and-crème delight like no other.

Do you like to twist-lick-and-dunk Oreo Cookies? Then it’s time to slice-taste-and-savor this amazing new creation. Find out more by following Goldilocks on Twitter or Instagram at @GoldiclocksPH, or through the official Goldilocks website at []

AirAsia PH hosted a bloodletting drive at the airline's RedPoint headquarters in Pasay City

AirAsia Philippines is not only revolutionizing air travel but also touching the lives of many Filipinos as they hosted a bloodletting driv...