Thursday, July 24, 2014

1st Ko si 3rd: Love in the Time of Retirement

Press Release: 
1st Ko si 3rd, an interestingly kilig offering to the 2014 Cinemalaya Film Festival

Reality of things compels us to live life as it unfolds. We move with the times and work with what's on hand. This is often the way we create the story of our lives. There's a chance to leave a supposed love story behind to settle with the more obvious life offerings, forgetting what could have been and then one day after many years of work and family life, fate brings back a chance for the heart to open up a space for love again. This is the story of a married retiree named Cory brought to life by Ms. Nova Villa and her love interest when she was still single, Third portrayed by Mr. Freddie Webb in 1st Ko si 3rd, an official entry to the 2014 Cinemalaya Film Festival.

"I would like to tell a story about an interrupted love," says Real Florido the film's writer and director. "Then play with the idea of giving it a chance when the characters are in the senior years." The film's excitement and complication come from the fact that Cory and Third are in their 60's and are married to different partners. "This film also shows how a retiree would spend her 'free' days and look forward to the future after ending her decades of labor in the city treasury office," Florido added.

Bringing Back an Old Spark

Villa and Webb have been known in the 1990's as well-watched comedic couple. Their chemistry doing funny skits on television have had a good following from numerous households. At this day and age of multifaceted showbiz coupling, 1st Ko si 3rd is bringing back to the silver screen the wholesome tandem. This time providing both young and mature audiences with unadulterated family entertainment that gives an insight about life and love.

Igniting a Dream

Real Florido has been writing for one of the most competitive and prevailing television networks in the country where he has made and led content for several entertainment shows. His background in video production started in college. He also did several collaborations on independent film making before he had an entry approved to the 2014 Cinemalaya Film Festival with 1st Ko si 3rd.

"I want to advocate delivering content to audiences that that will make them think and realize some aspects of everyday living that are sometimes overlooked," Florido states. "My entry to this year's festival intends to do that and I look forward to being able to create more projects with compelling messages in the future," he concludes.


2014 Cinemalaya Film Festival will be at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on August 1 to 10, 2014.

For more information please contact:
Philip Ace Falcon
Mobile: 09178628984

Real Florido
Mobile: 09175277325


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Iñigo Joins Dad Piolo Pascual as Sun Life Brand Ambassador

Piolo Pascual finally allowed Iñigo to join him into the limelight as a brand ambassador for Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc.They will lead Sun Life’s new Brighter Life campaign that promotes the importance of raising a financially prepared generation. 
Piolo confirmed this, saying that he and Inigo’s mother try their best to teach him early on about handling money. “We’re very lucky because Iñigo understands the value of hard work, and is also, by nature, a humble and kind person. We complement this by being good role models to him,” he said.

The new campaign for Sun Life is the first time that the father and son are doing a major project together. “Sun Life is family to Iñigo and me, and we have a long-term plan with them,” Piolo said. “This campaign echoes what I personally want for my son – to protect the future of the next generation.”

A long time endorser of Sun Life, Piolo has always been an advocate of financial literacy, having been raised by a mom who instilled in him early on the value of good money habits. This is a lesson that Piolo would like to pass on to Inigo, and help spread among Filipinos thru Sun Life’s Brighter Life campaign. 

About Sun Life:
Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. is a member of the Sun Life Financial group of companies,  a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of protection and wealth products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Sun Life Financial and its partners have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of March 31, 2013, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of $670 billion. For more information, visit

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF

Friday, July 18, 2014

Team Gonzaga, the First Reality Show on ABS-CBN Mobile

ABS-CBN Mobile never fails its fast growing patrons by putting up the first ever reality show on mobile featuring celebrity sisters Toni and Alex Gonzaga entitled “Team Gonzaga” which will begin on Saturday, July 19, 12 noon.

After the successful shows such as Experience Daniel, Experience Kathryn, Experience KathNiel and PBB All in, Team Gonzaga will feature Toni and Alex, their lives behind the cameras as they share about their personal lives, family and their relationship as siblings.
Toni shares that they have no rules on their selves and what you will see in this show is who they really are, what they are like behind the camera. It is not acting as we are already actresses and it is really hard to be acting 24/7.
What sets apart Team Gonzaga from other reality shows is that it started not out of intrigue or conflict. It’s just two celebrity sisters, how they are behind the camera. I think we will be more entertained and get to know them better.

Team Gonzaga will be exclusive for ABS-CBN Mobile subscribers and can be seen every Saturday at 12 noon. For more updates log on to or visit its official social media accounts at and

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Oishi Marks its 40th year with Oishi Snacktacular!

Oishi on its 40th year delighted its loyal patrons an activity-filled event where you can create your own “O, Wow!” snack experience.
The booth was made available to the Oishi Lovers at the Glorietta 2 Activity Center last July 5-6 where each gets the chance to create their own Oishi snack through the Make Your Own Snack Booth. 
Oishi converted their famous Oaties Milk into an ice cream at the O-Twirl Booth topped with your choice of sweet Oishi snacks such as Sponge Crunch and Pillows. 
Activities such as Snack Shack, Jump pack and Crackters were also provided during the two day event.

Team O was also present Ramon Bautista, Slater Young, Elmo Magalona, Daniel Padilla and Oishi’s newest Team O member and Smart C+ endorser Kathryn Bernardo. The crowd goes wild as they enter the event area.
From their humble beginning in selling only starch and coffee, Liwayway Marketing Corporation has come a long way now offering 50 variants of snacks and beverages that we Pinoys love – O Wow to Liwayway Marketing Corporation! Happy 40th Anniversary!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

TakBohol Run for a School 2014

I’m inviting you to join this year’s biggest gatherings of the Boholano community in Manila this July 27, 2014 Sunday at Veterans Memorial Medical Center, North Avenue, Quezon City as they will unite for a fun run called “TakBohol Run for a School 2014” to support the construction of a school building in Bohol.

Event Details and Prices are as follows:

On- site Registration:  4:00 A.M.
Race Start: 5:00 A.M.
Registration fee: P 300.00
Registration Sites: On- Site
Registration Starts: On-going until day of event

Race Categories:
1ST Prize= P 3,000.00
1ST Prize= P 3,000.00
1ST Prize= P 3,000.00
1ST Prize= P 3,000.00
2nd Prize= P 2,000.00
2nd Prize= P 2,000.00
2nd Prize= P 2,000.00
2nd Prize= P 2,000.00
3rd Prize= P 1,000.00
3rd Prize= P 1,000.00
3rd Prize= P 1,000.00
3rd Prize= P 1,000.00

You may also course your donations through:
Bank Name: BDO
Account Name: Tapok- Tapok Bol- Anon, Inc.
Account Branch: Richville Branch (Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa)

Savings Account: 47300-36460

TakBohol Run for a School is brought to you by Tapok- Tapok Bol- Anon, Inc., an organization of Boholanos based in Manila, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Philippines

To know more about Habitat and its programs, or to volunteer log on to

To know more about “TakBohol, Run for a School”, please contact Mr. Aries Sarmiento at 0915-4079217. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Begin Again

Directed by John Carney, Begin Again is a movie about Love, Life and Music. Starring Mark Ruffalo who played as Dan, a record producer, battling between his personal life and career, Adam Levine played Dave Kohl, singer, song-writer who lost his vision on the music he wants to create when he got to taste the fame every musician dream of and finally cheated on his girlfriend Greta played by Keira Knightley.

In New York City where everything unexpected happen, Dan after losing his job in his own very company went to a bar and saw Greta who earlier left his boyfriend after finding out she has been cheated singing teary eyed. Dan suddenly stop and get into the beat of what he was hearing and his mind finally became creative and envision the musical arrangement that Greta’s song needed. As expected he came to Greta and offered to produce his music. Greta being at her worst emotional state, turned down Dan’s offer. But Dan did not stop from there they talked afterwards while drinking, Greta ending up paying the bill as Dan was really broke at the moment. Finally Greta accepted Dan’s offer and finally they made her first album and record all over New York City!

The movie was a breath of fresh air for me. No heavy drama and unbearable scenes. It was light and the songs were astonishing, music and lyrics well created. I left the movie house not feeling sorry for myself instead it gave me hope and changed my perspective of what I currently been undergoing.

Begin Again is a feel good movie and the music really made the difference. You will end up browsing the net for its soundtrack. Catch it on the theaters today and enjoy it as much as I did!

*Special thanks to Solar Philippines, Solar Entertainment Corporation, SM Cinema and e-Plus Tap to Pay for inviting me to the special advance screening of Begin Again.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Be one of the First to Own a Galaxy Tab S!!

Press Release:

Samsung is giving you the chance to be one of the very first owners of its very first flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S and will be throwing in a whole lot of freebies during this very special pre-order period. Get the Galaxy Tab S along with free bundled items and grab the chance to bring home another Galaxy Tab S through the Crack the Code Promo.

VIP Kit for Pre Orders

With Samsung’s new VIP kit, you get all the perfect accessories for your Galaxy Tab S, for free.

For every purchase of a Galaxy Tab S 10.5”, the special VIP kit will come with a free Book Cover, and a Bluetooth keyboard and headset worth Php 5,997.00. On the other hand, for every purchase of a Galaxy Tab S 8.4”,  customers will receive   a free Book Cover, a 3100mAh Battery Pack, and a Bluetooth headset, all worth Php 5,887.00.

The Galaxy Tab S and the VIP kits can be claimed starting July 11, 2014 at the Samsung Experience Stores.

Crack the Code Promo

Here is your chance to win the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5”, absolutely free. Upon registration with the Samsung Brand Ambassador, you will be provided with a unique ID. This ID will allow you access to the See the Difference Area, where you can try out the live unit.
Galaxy Tab S 8.4_inch
 Galaxy Tab S 10.5
After trial, you can take your chances with the Crack the Code Promo, or pre order the unit straight away (the VIP Kit Promo then applies). But if you’re feeling lucky, you can head to the Crack the Code Area where you will get the opportunity to guess the 6-digit code of the locked enclosure of the Galaxy Tab S. Guess the right code, and the unit is yours. You need not to worry if you cannot guess the code on your first try, because your unique ID allows you to skip the registration process (but not the line), and provides you with a chance to guess up to 4 times a day – twice between 11AM and 1PM, and another two times between 6PM and 8PM. One participant can only win one unit.

            Should no one guess the code correctly, the units will be raffled off on July 10, 2014 at 8PM. This raffle is exclusive to those who participated in the Crack the Code Promo. Prizes will be received from the Samsung Experience Store participated in and won, starting July 11th, 2014.

Crack the Code Promo Winners

            Some of the lucky winners who Cracked the Code are: Deryl Nuena and Angela Mercado (SM Aura), Ernell Ampit, Janet Sumatra and Stan Kyle Oh (Abreeza Davao) and Paul Pilar (SM Megamall). Hurry and head to the nearest Samsung Experience Store near you to get a chance to crack the code!

The special pre-order promos will be held from June 28 to July 10, 2014 at the following Samsung Experience Stores: SM Aura, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM MOA, Abreeza Davao, Ayala Center Cebu.

For complete details and mechanics, visit the Samsung Mobile Philippines Facebookpage.

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