20 August 2016

Student poses with 2 middle fingers raised for grad pic

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A college student uploaded his unique graduation photo in Facebook and it eventually went viral. The reason? A lot of the netizens find his photo to be arrogant.

Ram Malonzo, a university graduate, become the subject of the recent viral post in Facebook after uploading his graduation photo with his two middle fingers raised. His caption reads:

I dedicate my middle finger to the people who left me, judged me, turned me down, cheated on me, talked behind my back, lied to me, and underestimated me. Because of people like you, I became stronger and smarter. From the bottom of my heart, f*ck you with DEGREE.

While some people took it positively and got inspired with how Malonzo managed to graduate even with these people behind him, a lot of the netizens are not and even find his photo offensive.

Malonzo already took down his viral profile photo and replaced it with a professional looking one. He captioned it with:

I don't know. You can just put some quote in for me. I will be judged anyway. ‪#‎Happylang‬


Malonzo is not letting the bashers affect him and by the looks of it, he seemed to be chill in handling the cyberbullying part. He should be. The corporate world is filled with more of those people he initially dedicated his viral graduation picture. This experience will certainly make him even more stronger and smarter.
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15 August 2016

Miguel Tanfelix returns as a Mulawin in Encantadia

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One of the most popular characters in GMA's Mulawin is Pagaspas which was played by Miguel Tanfelix. In the recent installation of Encantadia, Tanfelix has just been confirmed to reprise a Mulawin role. Watch the teaser below:


Miguel Tanfelix started his showbiz career in StarStruck Kids and rose to fame as the cute Pagaspas in the hit primetime telefantasya Mulawin back in 2004. Now, Tanfelix is groomed to be the next top leading man of the Kapuso network. He just recently top billed the afternoon teleserye Wish I May opposite his onscreen partner Bianca Umali.

Tanfelix's recent inclusion to Encantadia 2016 excites a lot of the Kapuso fans who've been following the telefantasya. Not only that this would surely bring more hype to the series but it also gives hope to those who are wishing that GMA will bring back Mulawin.

Are you excited with this recent turn of event in Encantadia?
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09 August 2016

CINEMALAYA FILM FESTIVAL’S 12th year at AYALA MALLS CINEMAS

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The country’s annual Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival celebrates its 12th year with a resonant theme “Break the Surface” featuring an impressive roster of films for full length and short feature categories that are currently showing at Ayala Malls Cinemas.

For the first time, Ayala Malls Cinemas brings the festival outside Metro Manila at Ayala Center Cebu that will run on August 9 -14. Marking its first opening at Ayala Center Cebu, Cinemalaya will have its opening night on August 9 featuring “Dagsin” and “Lando at Bugoy.”


Now on its sixth year partnership with Cinemalaya Foundation, Ayala Malls Cinemas has again championed the works of the country’s talented filmmakers showcasing the festival’s entries in seven of their branches (runs from August 6 – 14 in Metro Manila and August 9-14 in Cebu) – Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 1, Fairview Terraces, U.P. Town Center, Solenad and Ayala Center Cebu.



Currently playing exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas, this year’s Cinemalaya nine (9) entries for the Full Feature category include “Ang Bagong Pamilya ni Ponching,” directed by Inna Miren Salazar and Dos Ocampo starring Janus Del Prado and Ketchup Eusebio; “Dagsin,” directed by Renato Ignacio Magadia, Jr. starring Janine Gutierrez, Lotlot De Leon and Tommy Abuel; “Hiblang Abo,” directed by Ralston Jover, starring Lou Veloso and Jun Urbano; “I America” by Ivan Andrew Payawal stars Bela Padilla; “Kusina” by directors Cenon Obispo Palomares and David R. Corpuz stars Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo; “Lando at Bugoy” directed by Victor Acedillo Jr. starring Allen Dizon and Gold Azeron; “Mercury is Mine” directed by Jason Paul Laxamana starring Pokwang and Bret Jackson; “Pamilya Ordinaryo” directed by Eduardo Roy, Jr. starring Ronwaldo Martin, Hasmine Killip and Maria Isabel Lopez and “Tuos” by Roderick Cabrido starring Nora Aunor and Barbie Forteza.



For the Short Feature category, entries include “Ang Maangas, Ang Marikit at Ang Makata,” “Bugtaw,” “Mansyong Papel,” “Nakauwi Na,” “Pektus,” “Ang Hapon nin Nanding,” “Butas,” “Fish Out of Water,” “Get Certified” and “Forever Natin.”

For schedule and online ticket purchase of this year’s Cinemalaya entries at Ayala Malls Cinemas, check www.sureseats.com.
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AYALA MALLS CINEMAS’ latest rocking reveal in the north U.P. TOWN CENTER’S 4DXTM

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Buckle up, sit tight and rediscover movies as Ayala Malls Cinemas’ U.P. Town Center (along Katipunan Ave., QC) opened the first 4DXTM screen in the city at its recent launch (July 15) of its multiplex of cinemas that also houses luxurious recliner seats and the latest in Dolby Atmos technology.


Responsive to the needs of the community, Ayala Malls Cinemas’ U.P. Town Center intensifies the cinematic experience notches higher with its four (4) state-of-the-art cinemas – (1)Recliner seats equipped in Dolby AtmosTM , (2) Dolby digital theatres and (1) 4DXTMcinema. 



Be in the movie by using all of your senses with U.P. Town Center’s 4DXTM cinema, the first of its kind in northern Metro Manila. Stimulating not just the eyes but the rest of the senses too, 4DXTM has indeed transformed the experience of watching movies. Its 4DXTMmotion chairs are equipped with bottom and back shakers and leg ticklers - tilts forward, backward, side to side and nudges in the back. Further immersing the audience, the cinema’s environmental effects feature that emits wind, bubbles, different scents, water, fog and lightning are seamlessly synchronized with the action on screen. 

For the keen listener, another first in the area is the Dolby AtmosTM technology that creates powerful, moving audio and introduces two important concepts to cinema sound – audio objects and overhead speakers. Sounds flow all around the cinema while comfortably watching in the motorized recliner seats while fully engaged with what’s happening on the big screen – 2D, 3D and 4DX.


Hungry for more? Complementing an unparalleled impressive cinematic experience, U.P. Town Center Cinemas has a Movie Snack Bar too that also offers a wide range of snacks and refreshments for a fully satisfying movie treat.


The only University Town Center in the country, U.P. Town Center Cinemas’ schedule can also be accessed at Ayala Malls Cinemas’ www.sureseats.com – an online portal of movie schedules where one can reserve and buy tickets in advance. Additionally, Ayala Malls Cinemas’ MPass card is a reloadable prepaid movie card that comes in handy for online and over the counter ticket purchases which also offers exclusive promos.



Present during the launch of U.P. Town Center Cinemas featuring the latest “Ghostbusters” movie are Ms. Rowena M. Tomeldan - President of Ayala Land Malls Inc., Atty. Rolly S. Dueñas - Deputy General Manager of Ayala Malls Cinemas, Mr. Robert J. Lotho - General Manager of U.P. Town Center, Mr. Amir V. Precilla - General Manager of Ayala Malls Cinemas and Mr. Mark L. Sablan - Senior Division Manager of Ayala Land Inc.






The event was graced by celebrities and prominent personalities such as Angelika dela Cruz, Jane Oneiza, Leo Katigbak, Sec. Rene Almendras, Vincent Del Rosario, Loisa Andalio, Jairus Aquino and Yves Flores.
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06 August 2016

Sweet Escape: Hataw Galaw

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Did you know that diabetes prevalence in the world has risen to 422 million in 2014? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one adult out of 10 will likely to have diabetes come 2030. This data alarms experts on the possible effect of the disease to the world population, if aggressive campaign to inform the lay about it will not be heightened.

With this, top endocrinologists and brands advocating in stomping out diabetes will gather at the press conference of this year’s Sweet Escape: Hataw Galaw. The event is a diabetes public awareness day brought to you by FAME (Friendly Alliances and Media Expressions), Inc. to promote diabetes education and awareness among the lay public. This event will be held on August 12, 2016 (Friday), 10 am at the Fisher Mall, Quezon City.


Guest speakers will include the Father of Philippine Endocrinology and president of Philippine Center for Diabetes Education Foundation Inc. (PCDEF) Dr. Augusto D. Litonjua who will tackle Diabetes Prevalence in the Philippines.

Dr. Joy Arabelle C. Fontanilla, Head of the Center for Weight Intervention and Nutrition Services (WINS) of St. Luke's Medical Center - Global City and editor-in-chief of DiabetEASE Magazine, will talk about the importance massive information dissemination on the burdens of the disease and how it can be prevented. Also present is Dr. Rafael Castillo, FAME, Inc. publisher who is also a cardiologist, to give his insights about diabetes and its effects to the heart.

Towards the program, different brands will talk about their commitment to help the Filipino people in maintaining a healthy lifestyle to prevent diseases, especially diabetes, through product highlights.

Immediately after the press conference, we are also inviting you to witness the Sweet Escape: Hataw Galaw Intercollegiate Urban Dance Competition, where eight universities shall showcase how they dance diabetes away with an active lifestyle. Eight competing universities include: Bulacan State University, Taguig City University, University of Makati, AMA Makati, Centro Escolar University, ICCT Colleges Cainta, PATTS College of Aeronautics, and STI Caloocan.
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Jollibee to celebrate New Forever Love with JaDine!

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Ready to meet James Reid and Nadine Lustre’s NEW Forever Love? This August 3, 2016, Jollibee and #TeamReal are throwing a super-kilig, sweet-spicy get-together at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall and all their fans are invited!

The New Forever Love Fans Day is set to deliver maximum kilig for all JaDine fans through their special performances and fun activities.

The event is open to all, but the first fans to take selfies by the photo walls at the venue can get VIP passes for the event and coupons to try the NEW Sweet-Spicy BBQ Burger Steak! Lucky fans can also get the chance to meet and greet their favorite love team on stage!

A New Flavor to your Forever Love

Early this month, Jollibee announced the launch of their latest product innovation: The NEW Sweet-Spicy BBQ Burger Steak. Made with 100% pure beef patty topped with Sweet-Spicy BBQ sauce and corn kernels and served with steamed rice, this new product is a result of Jollibee’s commitment to create better dining and flavor experiences to its customers.


The NEW Jollibee Sweet- Spicy BBQ Burger Steak is available for both one-piece solo at P50 and one-piece Value Meal at P55. We are also offering this new product with two-piece Solo at P80 and two-piece Value Meal at P85 (prices may vary according to store location).

The Sweet-Spicy BBQ Burger Steak TVC stars two of today’s hottest TV personalities, reel-to-real life couple James Reid and Nadine Lustre. Watch the TVC on Jollibee’s Facebook page (facebook.com/JollibeePhilippines) and follow what the nation is saying about JaDine’s new Forever Love through the hashtags #NewForeverLove and #SweetSpicyBBQLove.

For more information on Jollibee’s latest product offerings, events, and promotions, likefacebook.com/JollibeePhilippines, and follow @BestFriendJollibee on Instagram and @Jollibee on Twitter and Snapchat.

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27 July 2016

Dad becomes cat in magical family movie “NINE LIVES”

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From the director the worldwide blockbuster action comedy film “Men In Black,” filmmaker Barry Sonnenfeld brings together a cast of actors in his latest family movie “Nine Lives” led by Kevin Spacey with Jennifer Garner, Robbie Amell, Malina Weissman, Christopher Walken and Cheryl Hines.


In “Nine Lives,” an immensely successful businessman who has built an empire at the expense of any sort of true human connection, Tom Brand (Spacey) is surrounded by good people who love him in spite of his skyscraper-sized flaws. But it isn’t until he finds himself with four paws and a tail that Tom realizes how lucky he’s been.



A unique mix of heartwarming family fare, supernatural mystery and slapstick comedy, “Nine Lives” also delivers the thrill of seeing one of the most talented actors of our time inhabiting the body of an adorable cat named Mr. Fuzzypants. Hearkening back to films as diverse as It’s a Wonderful Life, Big and Freaky Friday, it’s a concept that should appeal to audiences from 5 to 85 — and one that Kevin Spacey was excited to join.

“For me, this is a great opportunity because I love doing comedy,” explains the two-time Oscar® winner. “People often think of me in a darker, more evil kind of part. But it’s a great joy for me to be able to come to work every day and do something that’s really funny, really fast and very clever.”


Sonnenfeld, whose long list of hits also includes “The Addams Family,” “Get Shorty” and “Wild Wild West,” says the film falls squarely in his wheelhouse. “It’s what I do as a filmmaker: It’s fantasy and it’s funny but it’s also real,” explains the director. “It’s a very funny movie in a fantastic situation that somehow is totally grounded in reality.”


According to co-writer Ben Shiffren, the goal of the script was to tell a story with humor and heart about a man who has alienated his family by spending all his time at the office and is forced, through a magical intervention, to reassess his priorities. “We wanted the tone be a bit more mature than just a typical ‘cat hijinks’ movie, so parents are able to appreciate it as well as kids,” he adds.


At the same time, the writers wanted to mine the rich comedic potential of a self-centered and controlling person trapped in a pet’s body, says co-writer Daniel Antoniazzi. “Part of Tom Brand’s karmic punishment for ignoring his family is that he gets to hear what they think of him, and hear how they miss him, how they love him. But also how he’s done wrong, the times he’s missed out on life events.”


Producer Jonathan Vanger describes “Nine Lives” as a light-hearted comedy with “a lot of fun things in it, including animals, children and some great actors.” He credits Sonnenfeld with bringing it all together into a fresh, funny, family-friendly fable. “I’ve seen all of Barry’s movies, but I hadn’t met the man before working on this film. He is extremely efficient and knows exactly what he wants. It’s a delight to work with a director who is that well organized, and is able to make the movie he wants, almost editing it in the camera as he goes along. It’s pretty impressive.”

Family movie “Nine Lives” opens August 31 in cinemas nationwide from Pioneer Films.

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