"Ang Pagsanib Kay Leah Dela Cruz" special screening highlights and sidelights


The special screening of the movie "Ang Pagsanib Kay Leah Dela Cruz" last Monday, June 19, at Robinsons Galleria Movie World, turned out to be a well-attended one in terms of the cast presence, other celebrities who showed their support for the film, different media outfits and bloggers. 

We had spotted Yanna Asistio, Ria Atayde, Phoemela Barranda and a lot more including some Viva artists. First one to came in was Shy Carlos, who plays the title role Leah Dela Cruz in the story. Shy has a very pleasant and sweet personality, you would never imagine her portraying the role of a possessed young woman. 


Shy Carlos during our interview with her at #AngPagsanibKayLeahDelaCruz special screening

Shy has been a part of a horror movie before entitled "Chain Mail,"  under Viva Films sometime in 2015 with Nadine Lustre and Meg Imperial. But this time, is a very different and more challenging role for her. She admitted that she did all the stunts in the movie and I guess, you really have to take note of those scenes once you're inside the cinema. It was indeed a shocker! Shy was like a stunt woman in disguise, an exact opposite of what she really is in person. 

Julian Trono and Shy Carlos

Julian arrived at the special screening while we were interviewing Shy. He plays Gabriel, childhood friend and love interest of Leah in the story. His character here is so light that you would see him as an innocent young man. There were raves about some "hug" scenes between him and Sarah Lahbati in the movie and it's for you to find out if it is really essential in the movie or if he was able to justify his actions. 


Julian Trono plays Gabriel in #AngPagsanibKayLeahDelaCruz


Sarah Lahbati with Shy Carlos 

Another character in the movie that you must watch out for is Sarah Lahbati's. She plays Ruth Liwanag in the story, a policewoman who opted to to make herself distant from others.

It was my first time to watch Sarah in a film. And I've learned from one of the interviews with her that she's so over with pa-tweetums and sweet roles that was usually given to her before. I admire Sarah's portrayal of a very tough character. I can't seem to notice her girly and bubbly personality. It's really like watching a different person. You should all be attentive to her feelings and actions here until the end of the story. You'll find out what I'm talking about 'coz a surprise twist awaits you. 


Part of the sidelight of the "Ang Pagsanib Kay Leah Dela Cruz" special screening was the surprise appearance of actor Richard Gutierrez, partner of Sarah in real life. Sarah was very surprised and teary-eyed when Richard had suddenly popped out from nowhere with a bunch of flowers for her. 

You should see the whole "surprise" scenario .here.

Other behind the scenes check it out here.

Richard Gutierrez surprises Sarah Lahbati during the red carpet special screening of "Ang Pagsanib Kay Leah Dela Cruz" 


This movie will give you thrills, will keep you hanging (in a good scary way)  and will go through your heads thinking ... how could this movie end. 

Do watch it with your family, loved ones and friends, because it's good to be screaming back there and teasing each other while being all scared at the same time! 

"Ang Pagsanib Kay Leah Dela Cruz" opens on June 28, 2017 in cinemas nationwide! This is from the same makers of the movie "Seklusyon," KAMIKAZE pictures, Graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board and rated R13 without cuts by the MTRCB. 

#AngPagsanib1WeekToGo 


The "Ang Pagsanib Kay Leah Dela Cruz" cast headed by Sarah Lahbati, Direk Katski Flores, Shy Carlos and Julian Trono



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How does Marian Rivera make Garantisadong Ginisarap dishes?


Marian Rivera-Dantes is used to playing different characters: Primetime Queen, recording artist, brand ambassador, style icon, and philanthropist. 
But her favorite roles by far have been those behind the camera: as wife to Dingdong and mom to Baby Zia.

As a modern homemaker, who manages her time between work and family, Marian has found comfort in cooking as one of the best ways to
make her family feel loved and to improve her culinary skills. On her social media pages, the Kapuso actress has posted some of her own culinary creations that range from baby food for little Zia, stews, soups, and veggies. And on days when Marian is short on time, stir-fry dishes have
become her go-to choices for easy, yummy meals.

Topping her stir-fry list are Chopsuey and Fried Rice made with AJI-GINISA®
Flavor Seasoning Mix, as seen in the seasoning’s two new TVCs which began airing last June 4, 2017. In both versions, Marian dances and sings to the tune of her hit song, “Sabay-sabay Tayo,’ while she adds AJI-GINISA® to each dish to make them more delicious and “Garantisadong Ginisarap.”

Like Marian, you can also whip up “Garantisadong Ginisarap” dishes – even non-vegetable ones – by 
adding a touch of AJI-GINISA® to your favorite stir-fry recipes.

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facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH for more dishes to try.




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HANEP Buhay: Entrepreneurship Made Easy


One of the buzzwords that emerged out of 2016 is the “side hustle”, referring to income one earns outside one’s regular job. That the first world has lent mainstream credence relatively recently to this term may be amusing to entrepreneurial Pinoys who have long practiced or recognized the need for a side hustle, or what we’ve called it for years before the modern lexicon wanted to make it hipper, the “sideline”. 
Still for many, taking a full head-on plunge into entrepreneurship is intimidating, but Best Value Factory Food Outlet’s HANEP Negosyo program makes it easier for anyone trying to venture into a side business and even grow it enough to become a full-fledged entrepreneur. 
What the HANEP (informally short for HanepBuhay) program does is package small food businesses, consisting of a machine and free initial supply of goods to get you started. You can choose from a different array of machines and price points. The cheapest is the fryer, where for Php2,900, you can already start selling fries, squid balls, and snacks of that variety in your neighborhood/school, provided, of course, zoning laws allow it and you have already obtained the proper permits. 

The best thing about getting your HanepNegosyo package from Best Value is the quality of the products and the support they provide their customers. “The original intention is for us to penetrate the market with our products,” explains Princess Guia, Sales and Operations Supervisor of Best Value. “We deliberately priced it low because the goal is not the one time purchase of the machine itself, but for the repeat purchase of consumables.” And customers have done just that. Best Value has seen the demand for their products rise with the introduction of the HanepNegosyoprogram. 
Customers who have contracts with other suppliers often switch to Best Value’s products once contracts with their previous suppliers have ended because of the quality. “Even if our soft serve mixes are not as cheap as our competitors, I have talked to customers who switched to us because they preferred the taste and texture of our soft serve mixes,” says Guia. 




That Best Value gets most of their supplies from their mother company, Oleo-Fats, a specialty food manufacturer, means these products are sold at factory prices. It is significant to note that however, that Best Value also carries an entire array of products and not just those manufactured by their company. Best Value has come to evolve from being a selling arm of the Oleo-Fats, into a full-fledged store, that sources their products from various companies to service their customers. 
The convenience for entrepreneurs of not having to source products from multiple suppliers cannot be overemphasized. Best Value is a one stop shop that carries everything their customers could possibly need. For instance, the store does not only carry popcorn kernels, but also popcorn oil (there is a special oil to best pop corn kernels, also for color and butter scent), flavoring powder, and the various-sized holders as well. For the soft serve ice-cream machines, Best Value carries not just the powder mixes, butalso dips, hard shell coating, syrups, and a whole variety of toppings, as well as cones, cups, even spoons.   
The Hanep brand currently carries seven packages: Fryer, Popcorn Maker, Soft Serve Ice Cream, Juice, Granita, 3-in-1 Vendo, and the Waffle Maker, that comes in both conventional square waffle and hotdog size. The machines range in price from Php2,900 for the fryer; the waffle maker is Php8,500; the juice dispensers are around Php18,000, at the top of the range are soft serve machines at P100,000+, and Guia adds the mixes, other related ingredients and materials, all for free, “Basically everything they need to start.” And it’s not a paltry amount. The soft serve package comes with 10 kilos of mixes, “which amounts to 30 cones with 2.5 regular twirls,” recites Guia, as well as dips, fudge and sprinkles. And yes, you will be taught to twirl because not twirling the right amount will cost you. Hanep also keeps an eye on business trends. More recently, the rise in kiosks serving churros has seen the company develop a churros package.  “Our goal is to come up with more Negosyo packages,” Guia offers. 

What Best Value offers that other companies may not is machine warranty and continuing customer support. Some of the machines, like the Granita dispenser come from Italy, and the care and maintenance of the machine is a major consideration. But the Hanep program really encourages entrepreneurial ventures, with low risk outlays and even offering HANEP packages on installment. They even have refurbished machines at cheaper prices. The demand for machines is so high, that they sometimes ran out of machines. Hanep offers one year warranties on their machines, and you can still take the machine to Best Value for repairs after the warranty has ended. If you happen to be near their office in the Libis area, the company is willing to send their repairman to your place of business. “We’re very flexible with our customers,” says Guia. They service clients all over the country and will ship machines out to their provincial clients.There are no franchise fees or royalty fees, which really gives the control of the business to the entrepreneur. 



The margins are small, but the goal is for the customer to see the value of our products. We want their trust. And it’s not just the products, what we really give them is the service,” says Guia. “I once read,‘The customer doesn’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.’” – a dictum Best Value has certainly taken to heart. 
(Check out the various HANEP Negosyopackages at Best Value Factory Food Outlet at 62 CalleIndustria, Bagumbayan, Quezon City, (02) 635 4437 or (02) 635 0680 loc 386, 0918-903-9328.Store Hours: 9AM-7PM daily).

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Meditate Towards Lasting Happiness



Think of the human mind as a hard drive where all your life experiences are stored like pictures. We’re all familiar with the phrase, “I just can’t shake that picture out of my mind”, and this is also true in the metaphorical sense. We just can’t let go of certain experiences, and this affects how we go about the world. Often, this holds us back from achieving our true potential self because we are bogged down by the emotions and memories that our minds have held on to for so long. 

We tend to look outside ourselves for the answers to life’s pressing problems, but to practitioners of meditation the answer always lies within ourselves.  Makati Meditation and Ortigas Meditation are two groups in the Philippines that encourage the practice of subtraction meditation as a method towards lasting happiness. 

Humans take pictures of all experiences through the five senses – eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and body- and store those pictures in the mind. Pictures of our family, our childhood, fighting with friends, even memories of our first love, we have taken pictures of them and stored them in our mind. Stress, worries and all the moments of hardships are pictures in our mind. These pictures trouble us and we cannot escape from this for the rest of our lives. Throwing away these pictures in the mind is the Subtraction Meditation method. 

The Subtraction Meditation is a meditation method that is composed of seven levels which is about throwing away the false mind or pictures in the human mind. The meditation helper guides students in each level. As one goes through the levels, practitioners eventually enlighten by themselves. 


The first step is letting go. For stand-up comedian Tim Tayag, this has been key, “Now I can let go of my past, my mistakes, my false minds, and even meditation itself. As a result, I have a better disposition, and I am much happier.”

The change towards lasting happiness starts with self-reflection. Through the practice of meditation, the time and energy spent on useless thoughts are lessened, allowing one’s self to focus on the most important things in life. Before we start new things we should take time to look back to the past and assess ourselves. This also applies to our workplace, school and community. We examine our success and failures; we learn from our past mistakes and prepare to do better in the future. For Emil Capino, a Chief Technology Officer, this came in the form of a more efficient work performance that has also spread to other areas in his life. “I can break-free from all the stress, worries and anxieties coming from my job,” says Capino. “Now I can do and accomplish more with a peace of mind and real happiness that no amount of money can provide.”

Meditation is the process of reflecting on one’s inner self to deeply understand ourselves. When we know ourselves completely, we can live the life that we want. Through meditation, we can find wise and practical solutions to all the root cause of our problems and complex situations that we face in our daily lives. “I have realized many benefits including mental clarity and greater patience,” says Reggie Ofrin, a Mechanical Engineer by profession. “Now I can smile even on the road during blood-curdling traffic jams.”




As much as we empty our mind, the more our inner strength takes root. When we empty our minds, the human mind transforms. Through meditation, one can have a broad and caring mind, being considerate of others, smiling more often, being calm and becoming more focused coming from inner peace. Having a clear mind, one can make wiser decisions in every moment. “I can find my inner peace without self-defeating talk or having to worry about judgement or criticism from other people,” says practitioner GerilynBaltan, who is a marketing manager by profession. The benefits of meditation bleed onto every aspect of your life. The normal tendency is to fix problems at hand which may not necessarily address to root cause of those problems, meditation is a holistic approach that everyone can do if they just take the time. 

At Makati Meditation practitioners come to the center usually after work. Some of them come around lunch time or before work so they can make use of their time meditating in the center instead of being stuck in traffic.

They cannot emphasize enough that anyone can do meditation. Practitioners range from businessmen, employees, students, housewives etc.  People from all walks of life with diverse religious beliefs and nationalities come to meditate. While the language that surrounds meditation can be a heady concept, the objectives are very grounded. Increasing self-confidence, overcoming traumatic experiences, eliminating stress are just some of the main ones. So for people who hesitate with the jargon and find that inner peace is a little too abstract, there’s still a takeaway for them here. 

At Makati Meditation and Ortigas Meditation, they often start with a lecture before meditation, which includes achieving the proper posture and participants are guided through the session accordingly. For beginners, this is a helpful process to orient oneself to the practice. Even longtime practitioners find guided meditations helpful when they’re finding it particularly difficult to quiet the mind. 

At Makati Meditation they encourage participants to meditate twice a week. At first, a one on one session with an instructor is advised, but after two weeks, practitioners can choose to join the group class. Studies show that group meditations are an even more powerful force for peace. 
Entrepreneur Catherine Dy credits meditation as a practice that helped her live a happier life, “I am free from stress, fear and anxiety. I am living a life full of joy, peace and gratitude.” 
Book your free introductory seminar at Makati Meditation Center or at Ortigas Meditation center now. 


MAKATI MEDITATION CENTER
02-856-6943
makatimeditation@gmail.com
Classica Tower 2, 114 H.V. Dela Costa, Makati 1227 Metro Manila
https://www.facebook.com/makatimeditation/
http://makatimeditation.org/


ORTIGAS MEDITATION CENTER
02-687-1294
ortigasmeditation@gmail.com
#2505 AIC Gold Tower, F.Ortigas Jr. Ave., Pasig City
https://www.facebook.com/ortigasmeditation/
http://ortigasmeditation.org/

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Jolina, Mark & Pele continue to support Super Twins baby diaper


Been always a fan of Jolina Magdangal ever since. I truly believe in her genuine talent and super bubbly and positive personality. No wonder her family life and career's so booming and blooming. She's been receiving continuous blessings. 

During our interview with her before at the Super Twins presscon, she was so excited to tell us the good news that they are presently working on her reunion movie with her long time showbiz love team, Marvin Agustin. I bet aside from me, their love team fans and supporters are equally excited as well. 

She's been also hoping to sing the soundtrack of the said movie and that she even shared to us that she's so looking forward to doing this comeback movie of their tandem having read its full story. It is a romantic family comedy she added. You can check more details of our interview here.


Jolina "Jolens" Magdangal-Escueta 

Aside from her upcoming project with Marvin, Jolens together with other momshies and her real life friends Karla Estrada and Melai Cantiveros had recently celebrated their month-long first year anniversary of their morning program, "Magandang Buhay," (Beautiful Life). The show's been very successful as it caters to mostly moms and every adult who can relate to their very inspiring and meaningful topics. It airs every morning during weekdays right after "Umagang Kay Ganda," over Kapamilya Network, ABS-CBN. 
Jolens is very thankful and that she admitted that she never imagined that their show would reach this far and be successful and that the people would really accept and appreciate everything that they do for the show's progress. I, myself, is a self-confessed momshie and a true fan of their trio and the whole show. 

Going to her fashion sense ala Jolens, she says, she always make it a point to have something colorful to wear be it a top, dress, pants or any accessory as long as she has something colorful to fully complete her outfit and have it as accent as well. If you want to watch our interview with her regarding this please click here. 


Thanks so much Jolens for coming so early before your presscon, and because of that, we were able to have a chit-chat that we appreciate so much and forever cherish. Thank you for being you! 

And now going to the main topic of the Escueta family's continuous support for Super Twins baby diaper... here are the rest of the details. 

Ms. Aileen Choi-Go, VP for Marketing of Megasoft Hygienic Products Inc. , Jolina Magdangal, Mark Escueta and their baby Pele during the presscon. 

HANDS-ON PARENTS JOLINA MAGDANGAL-ESCUETA AND HUSBAND MARK ARE JUST AMAZED AT HOW THEIR THREE-YEAR-OLD SON, PELE, IS LITERALLY GROWING UP BEFORE THEIR VERY EYES.

 “BEFORE, ALAM KO LANG NA SOBRRANG OBSERVANT NI PELE, CURIOUS SIYA SA MGA BAGAY SA PALIGID. NGAYON NAGUGULAT NA LANG KAMI NA MAY MGA WORDS OR PHRASES SIYANG SASABIHIN NA HINDI NAMAN NAMIN TINUTURO OR GINAGAMIT. PATI MGA KANTA NA MINSAN NIYA LANG NARINIG, NAAALALA NIYA AT MINSAN BIGLA NA LANG KAKANTA KAHIT TONO LANG OR IBA-IBA LYRICS,” MARK SHARES.

 “DATI, HE USUALLY PLAYS IN ONE PLACE PERO NGAYON TAKBO NA SIYA NANG TAKBO, TALON NANG TALON. SO KUNG BEFORE, HE WEARS SUPER TWINS PREMIUM BABY DIAPERS, NGAYONG LUMALAKI NA SIYA AND WITH HIS MORE ACTIVE BEHAVIOR, PELE NOW USES THE NEW SUPER TWINS EASY WEAR BABY PANTS,”  JOLINA REVEALS.


Ms. Aileen Choi-Go, VP for Marketing of Megasoft Hygienic Products Inc.

MS. AILEEN CHOI-GO, VP FOR MARKETING OF MEGASOFT HYGIENIC PRODUCTS INC., IS GRATEFUL TO THE ESCUETAS FOR BEING THE FACE OF THE SUPER TWINS BRAND FOR TWO YEARS NOW.

“AS A FAMILY, JOLINA, MARK AND PELE PERSONIFY THE QUALITIES OF SUPER TWINS PREMIUM BABY DIAPERS AND THE NEW SUPER TWINS EASY WEAR BABY PANTS- PROVIDING SUPPORT, PROTECTION AND COMFORT FOR BABY, AS HE HAPPILY EXPLORES AND ENJOYS LEARNING AND PLAYING.”


Mark Escueta, Jolina's loving and supportive hubby with Pele

Being the dad of Pele, Mark considers himself as a very hands on father. He sees to it that he has quality time spent with their only son Pele. If ever they have the opportunity to bring Pele to their work like his gigs or rehearsals, he brings their cute kiddo who's now 3 years old and turning 4 this year. 

“WE MUST HAVE DONE SOMETHING REALLY GOOD TO DESERVE THIS KIND OF LOVE. THIS EXPERIENCE IS NOT ONLY MAKING US BETTER PARENTS BUT BETTER PEOPLE,” MARK SAYS.
THE NEW SUPER TWINS EASY WEAR BABY PANTS’ LEAK CONTROL CHANNEL QUICKLY ABSORBS AND DRAWS AWAY WETNESS FROM SKIN TO AVOID IRRITATION. THE LIQUID LOCK LAYERS LOCK AWAY LIQUID TO PREVENT LEAKS WHILE THE COTTONY SOFT TOP SHEET KEEPS BABY COOL AND DRY TO MINIMIZE DIAPER RASH.

“AND OF COURSE, JOLINA IS FASHIONABLE JUST LIKE OUR SUPER TWINS PREMIUM BABY DIAPERS AND THE NEW SUPER TWINS EASY WEAR BABY PANTS WITH THE FASHIONABLE DENIM DESIGN,” MS. AILEEN ADDS.

BUT THE CHANGE IN PELE THAT IS MOST WELCOME FOR HIS PARENTS IS THAT HE HAS GROWN TO BE A MORE LOVING PERSON.

“OUR JOURNEY AS PARENTS ONLY MAKES US FEEL BLESSED EVERYDAY. ALL THE SACRIFICES, ALL THE HARDWORK, ALL THE PATIENCE, LAHAT NG PAGOD, LAHAT NAPAPALITAN NG SAYA MAKITA MO LANG YUNG NGITI SA KANYA. LALO NA ‘PAG LUMAPIT SA YO, YAKAPIN KA AT SABIHIN NI PELE NA I LOVE YOU MAMA, I LOVE YOU PAPA. IT’S ALL WORTH IT,” JOLINA RELATES.


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“AND WE COULD HAVE NOT DONE IT WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF PEOPLE AROUND US INCLUDING OUR SUPER TWINS FAMILY AND TO THEM WE SAY THANK YOU,” JOLINA NARRATES 
MORE STORIES FROM THE ESCUETAS AND #ALAGANGTEAMSUPERTWINS BY FOLLOWING US ON INSTAGRAM @MEGASOFT_PH AND ADDING US ON FACEBOOK @SUPERTWINSBABYDIAPER

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Make Father's Day Celebration more special with SM Supermalls


This Father's Day celebration can be more special, fun and exciting when you celebrate it at SM Supernalls with your families. 

This year, SM Suparmalls brings to the whole family a grand Father's Day celebration - one ring dads in 62 malls nationwide through DADventures at SM.



During the #DADventuresAtSMMediacon , celebrity dad Patrick Garcia was present along with other inpiring and cool dads: single parent from SM , a commercial model who played dad in SM Supermalls' viral video, "Daddy's Girl," and a security guard. 

Their respective stories has inspired us. Check it out here.

A photo op with one of the most celebrated dads, Patrick Garcia 

Beer Festival on June 13 to 25

Extreme Wheels Expo featuring classic car models:  monster trucks, and bi g bikes on June 13 to 18 /18 to 25

   Grab Some Grub group meal promos on June 13 tc 25, and special dining treats for dads on weekends starting June 16.

   Mini Me casual fashion show featuring dads and their kids wearing matching OOTDs on June 16 to 18 / 23 to 15

Blessing far Dads after the mall's regular Sunday mass on June 18

Shoppers can also share their happiest moments with dad and win exciting prizes. 
Interested participants can check out the SM Supermalls Facebook page for the #DADventuresAtSM digital promo details and updates.

To find out more about DADventures at SM, visit

For exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit www.smsupermalls.com or follow SM's official social media accounts on Faceoook, Twitter and Instagram, and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through SM's Viber Public Chat. Use the hashtag #EverythingsHereAtSM


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SM Supermalls' Father's Day video goes viral even foreign vloggers reacted to this



In celebration of Dad’s Day, SM Supermalls showed a side of fathers that their families don’t usually see. “Daddy’s Girl” tells the story of a dad who feels left out of his only daughter’s personal life.
The now-viral video reached 6 MILLION views and 64,000 shares in just 3 days and has moved netizens (dads, moms and kids) to tears and laughter validated by the thousands of heartwarming comments mostly of kids expressing their love and appreciation to their dads and fathers opening up sharing how they can relate to the story and message of the video.
“It is very heartwarming to know that families across generations watched our video and were moved by its story and the message that it aimed to tell,” said Jonjon San Agustin, SM Supermalls Senior Vice-President for Marketing. “We just narrated our customer's story--every Filipino family's story with a dad who may be not too affectionate but deep inside, his love for his family is immeasurable.”


Even foreign YouTube vloggers (video bloggers) were reached by the video. After getting emotional in the beginning of the video, vlogger-couple HugKnucklesTV and HottSamn were both stunned by the funny twist of dad crying out loud. They commended, “It was really good, really funny. I appreciate SM Supermalls. I believe they have a very good sense of humor and I feel like that they have a very good grasp on getting emotions down. I liked it a lot!




Meanwhile, Alicia and Angelina of Angelina Eonni88 YouTube channel literally both cried and laughed hard as they found they video relatable and hilarious. “But it is true! I've probably seen my dad cry like 3 times my entire life,” said Alicia. “It was just so funny. I'm crying because it was so funny! That's actually a very good representation of an average dad. I didn't see that coming! That was amazing! I really, really love that! This is absolutely amazing," quipped Angelina.



As the video concluded, “Dads have feelings too. This Dad’s Day show Dad how much you love him even if he won’t.” Let’s all make this Father’s day more memorable and spend more #DADventuresAtSM with our dads and the whole family! Check out full events schedules of SM malls nationwide here: http://bit.ly/SMFathersDay2017




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New Kwentong Jollibee for Father’s Day puts the spotlight on ‘Super dads’


In the eyes of children, their fathers are their first superheroes. This Father’s Day, Jollibee showcases this powerful truth in “Powers”, the latest addition to their hit Kwentong Jollibee series.

“We look-up to our fathers as superheroes because – though it may be unknown to them - they display amazing prowess and strength as they go about fulfilling their duties to their family,” said Francis Flores, Jollibee Global Brand Chief Marketing Officer and PH Marketing Head. 

“In ‘Powers’, we teamed up again with our creative agency McCann Worldgroup Philippines in showcasing this super characteristic in a playful, creative manner by taking on a child’s perspective wherein dads are regarded as real-life superheroes. Our latest short film is our special tribute to all the fathers who take care and provide for their families to the best of their abilities,” shared Jollibee Brand Communications and PR Director Arline Adeva. 

Directed by Filipino-Canadian filmmaker, Edber Mamisao, “Powers” tells the story of a young boy named Angelo who is mighty proud of his Dad whom we openly regard as his “Superhero’. In true Kwentong Jollibee fashion, the story takes an unexpected turn as it reveals the humble occupation of Angelo’s father that didn’t affect at all Angelo’s love, admiration and respect for him.

Mamisao’s video treatment also greatly contributed to the playful and fun superhero vibe of “Powers”. With an epic music score and cinematography treatment as seen in some of today’s trending superhero blockbuster movies plus clever and imaginative execution, “Powers” displays a fun yet equally heart-tugging side of the much-loved Kwentong Jollibee videos.

“Powers” simply, efficiently reminds us of the extraordinary love every father or father figure have for their children, making any son and daughter appreciate them as their number one real-life superhero. This Father’s Day, let “Powers” help us tap into our own super capabilities of giving thanks to the big man, our ultimate idol, our very own tatay.

Catch the powerful Kwentong Jollibee episode on Jollibee’s official Facebook page at 
https://www.facebook.com/JollibeePhilippines/videos/1468065766572978/  and make Father’s Day super special and extra meaningful for all our superdads.






About Kwentong Jollibee
The Kwentong Jollibee, launched in 2016, is a series of online videos about the story of the Filipino, highlighting life's challenges, victories and joys-and their own unique love story with Jollibee. For Valentine's 2017, Jollibee released a series of videos all inspired by a true story, featuring various levels of love among individuals, showing us that love does indeed come in all forms, and the joy of love should always be celebrated.



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Doing the rounds online: McDonald’s latest video as tribute to dads in waiting


Remember that time when your Dad, Papa, Tatay, or Tay would stay up late waiting to pick you up from a school event? Or when he quietly sat in the corner while you tried several dresses on?
McDonald’s latest online video in celebration of Father’s Day is spot on as it features dads from all walks of life patiently waiting for their sons and daughters.

 Watch it Here and we can guarantee you’ll be able to relate to the different times your dad waited for you as well—the day you took that entrance exam, shopped for new clothes, partied on a Friday night—all actually starting with when he quietly and lovingly waited for you to be born.  Such is a simple yet meaningful gesture of love that often goes unnoticed or taken for granted.

Each scene in the online video rightfully portrays how selfless fathers can be and how they will always be there for us no matter the circumstance.

Share this video with him today and say #LovekitaPa! Treat him to his favorite McDo meal this June 18 at any McDonald’s restaurant, and he can get a free McCafe Premium Roast Coffee coupon. Check out McDonald’s Facebook page for more details.


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"Toruk--The First Flight" courses its Asian Premiere in Manila!

Toruk--- The First Flight will take its first Asian course in Manila 

Who would not know a movie as great as its creator like Avatar? I, myself was able to watch this gigantic film for the nth time, hahaha I couldn't recall at all, actually. Me and my family had been watching it over and over again. And hoping that James Cameron, the creator, director and the main man behind this film could come up with a sequel. 

Good thing, Cirque Du Soleil has launched an Avatar-themed show entitled "Toruk--- The First Flight!" They have toured around the globe and I really feel so privilege to have the chance to experience its very first course in Asia which is here in Manila! 


(second from left going clockwise) Janie Mallet- Publicist (Canada) , Rob Laqui- Puppeteer, Michael Ocampo-Head Coach (Canada), Joe Caliro-CEO Glibe Live and Daniel Crispin is Entu, an acrobat (Australia) posed during the press launch in SM Megamall in Mandaluyong 


So happy to have met Entu, a Na'vi, native tribe from Pandora 


Daniel Crispin was very much in character as an Entu. I am ao looking forward to watch the whole spectacular and interactive show! 

Check out videos from the Manila presscon 




Bask in Cirque du Soleil's spectacular show, "Toruk--The First Flight." It is an immersive one-of-a-kind show inspired by James Cameron's record-breaking movie "Avatar," which premieres this June 23 at The Mall of Asia Arena until July 2, 2017. We must take advantage of this because this particular themed show will be its first in Asia. 


The Show

Since Fall 2015, TORUK – The First Flight has traveled through Canada, the United States and Mexico to bring James Cameron’s world of Pandora to life every week. Experience a storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery, and possibility.

Through a riveting fusion of cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score, Cirque du Soleil applies its unique signature style to James Cameron’s imaginary world and “makes the bond” between two kindred artistic visions that capture the imagination.



This live immersive experience also bears the distinct signature of directors and multimedia innovators Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon. It is a living ode to the Na’vi’s symbiotic coexistence with nature and their belief in the basic interconnectedness of all living things.

The Creative Team 

TORUK – The First Flight comprises 13 creators under the artistic guidance of Guy Laliberté (Guide) and Jean-François Bouchard (Creative Guide) for Cirque du Soleil, and James Cameron, Jon Landau, Kathy Franklin and Richie Baneham for Lightstorm Entertainment.

Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon Show Writers and Directors, Multimedia Directors
Neilson Vignola Director of Creation
Carl Fillion Set and Props Designer
           Kym Barrett    Costume and Makeup Designer
Tuan Le and Tan Loc  Choreographers
Bob & Bill Composers and Musical Directors
Jacques Boucher Sound Designer
Alain Lortie Lighting Designer
Patrick Martel Puppet Designer
Germain Guillemot Acrobatic Performance Designer
Pierre Masse Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer




Partners 

The show is being created through a licensing arrangement with 20th Century Fox. Make the experience more magical by downloading the app! An adventure awaits when you use the app during the show!

In an effort to bring audience members involvement to a whole new level, Cirque du Soleil will be launching a first-of-its-kind app for TORUK – The First Flight.  Working with long-time technology partner SAP, the app will enhance the overall show experience and enable audience members to be a part of the action before, during and after the performance! 


Follow  at www.facebook.com/torukthefirstflight, Twitter @cirque | Instagram @cirquedusoleil | Snapchat @CirqueSnap | #TORUK #Avatar #CirqueduSoleil







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