Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Glitter Critter Christmas 2018 at SM City North Edsa

SM City North EDSA makes the kids and the kids at heart experience Christmas like never before with its cute critters visitors from the outside world, the Glitter Critters. An original creation of SM City North EDSA, the Glitter Critter Characters  visit the mall from the outside world to experience Christmas for the first time and will take over SM City North EDSA in granting wishes and giving joy to Northern shoppers.
Days before the launch, webisodes were posted online sharing the journey of the Critters and their discovery of Christmas. In the 8 episode videos, these cute Critters of Planet Hapitu make their biggest discovery and found a spectacular place full of wonder and joy, SM City North EDSA.  Cap, the captain of the expedition and the wisest of all the Critters, looked for explorers from the citizens of Planet Hapitu to join him on his mission towards the happiest place in the universe.

After their arrival, the Glitter Critter Characters – Cap, Boom, Chum, Lox, Oola and Lala, Puchik, Ching, Twinkle, Mick, Baloo, and Baba explore the mall and discover Christmas and decided to make it even more festive and fun.  Cap together with the Glitter Critters transformed The Block and Skygarden into a happy play park in glittering lights where the Glitter Critters play around and enjoy the holiday season.
During the launch, SM COO Steven Tan and SM Supermalls Senior VP for Marketing Joaquin San Agustin lead the lighting of 39ft modern Glitter Critter Play Christmas Tree. Celebrities Aubrey Montero and Family, Princess Velasco and Family Camille Pratts and Family, Vanessa Matsunaga and Family, Dimples Romana and Family as well as other guests join in the fun and had their photo taken with the Glitter Critter Character mascots. The evening ended with a spectacular firework display and live concert featuring Autotelic.
The fun continues at the Skygarden with the Glitter Critter larger than life play park installations. The Glitter Critter characters lead by Cap with Boom, Puchik, Twinkle, Chum, Baba, Baloo and Lox invite everyone to PLAY with them at the KIDS Mountain. Baloo and Baba pilots the Space Shuttle Sleigh to deliver gifts and Christmas magic. Experience the thrill and Christmas chill with Glitter Critter characters Chum, Puchik, Ching and Mik at The Fun Christmas Roller Coaster Ride.
This Christmas, SM City North EDSA will make the world go RAWR as mall-goers will also experience the feeling of Christmas like the first time during the special meet and greet sessions with the Glitter Critter Characters on November 17, 24 and  December 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29.
Other Christmas activities at the North include live performances from Ben & Ben, Keiko Necessario, Leanne & Naara and December Avenue in December. Santa Meet and Greet on December 2, 9, 23, 24, and 25.  NU Chorale Performance on December 7.  A Magical Science Show by Nutty Scientist on November 30 & December 16, and Fireworks Display on December 15, 22, and 29.
The Glitter Critter Christmas is one of the many exciting seasonal events at SM City North EDSA. #SMGlitterCritterChristmas

GMA Network and Rebisco Topps Sarap introduces new breed of talents via Toppstar TV

Kapuso viewers are set to experience Saturday mornings like no other as GMA Network and Rebisco Topp Sarap feature a new roster of talented kids in its newest musical-variety program Toppstar TV started last November 10.

The 30-minute program showcases the talents of the ToppStar kids as they show off their singing, dancing, hosting and acting skills. These kids came from the brand's on-ground talent search all over the Philippines which Rebisco started in 2016 as the brand's commitment to celebrating the "topps" in each kid.

Every episode will feature segments such as Toppstar Performance where the kids will sing/dance to latest craze. Toppstar Spotlight which highlights their talent in interviewing as they interact with celebrity guests via fun interviews, unboxing videos and showdown. Toppstar Laughs shows off their comedic talent as they deliver Topp Topp jokes. In some episodes, the kids will play Pinoy-inspired games.

Each episode will have interactive bumpers in select segments and Topps Sarap product review by the kids to highlight the values that they will learn at the end of the show.

Get ready for more colorful and fun-filled Saturdays with Toppstar TV beginning November 10 from 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM on GMA, with replays every Sunday at 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM on GMA News TV

Wednesday, November 14, 2018



“Pop’s Up and Coming Heartbreak King”—ROLLING STONE "Well on his way up pop's ladder as a sensitive, keyed-in new voice." –TIME
"A dynamic, chemistry-filled duet" - Billboard
"Lauv is fast becoming a phenomenon"- Clash"Lauv is a pretty big deal. Actually, a massive deal"- NME"Lauv is primed to capture his fans affections and continues to produce slick, polished power pop"- The Line of Best Fit

Independent singer, songwriter, producer, and pop visionary Lauv who is currently on a headline US tour and doing select dates opening for Ed Sheeran has announced that he will be returning to Asia in May 2019 with a run of extensive dates throughout the region including performances in Manila and Cebu on May 20 and 21; respectively. This will be Lauv’s third time returning to Asia, second run of headline dates after touring with Ed in the Fall of 2017.

Produced by AEG Presents and Ovation Productions, the Pre-sale starts 14th November with general on-sale staring 23rd November for both the Manila and Cebu concerts.

Lauv has also just released new single ‘There’s No Way’ featuring Julia Michaels. The single already has over 38 million streams, featured on 32 Spotify New Music playlists plus added to Hot Hits local playlist across Spotify Asia and soaring up the local charts! The single has seen support from key international media including; MTV Global PUSH, Sirius Radio, Radio Disney, BBC Radio 1, Billboard, Rolling Stone, and countless others. The pair recently performed a stunning rendition of the single on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. [WATCH HERE]

This past summer, Lauv performed his hit single, ‘I Like Me Better’, on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, as well as the 2018 Teen Choice Awards and 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. The single reached the Top 10 of Top 40 US radio, and top 10 airplay hits around the globe including Australia, Germany, New Zealand & more. A highlight of his 2018 project ‘I met you when I was 18.’, the song recently went double platinum in the US, triple platinum in Australia & platinum in multiple other markets, and he has now surpassed well over 1 billion cumulative streams worldwide.


5/13    Mumbai                                 Famous Studios
5/15    Singapore                              Capitol Theatre
5/18    Bangkok                                Moonstar Studio
5/20   Manila                                   Smart Araneta Coliseum
5/21    Cebu                                       Waterfront Hotel
5/23    Hong Kong                            The Vine
5/24    Jakarta                                   Tennis Indoor Stadium
5/28   Osaka                                     Big Cat
5/29    Nagoya                                   Club Quattro
5/30   Tokyo                                     Blitz

About AEG Presents
AEG is the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company. AEG Presents is dedicated to all aspects of live music, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals. AEG Presents promotes more than 10,000 shows annually worldwide. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Celine Dion, Ed Sheeran, Rolling Stones, Katy Perry, Elton John and Shawn Mendes.

About Ovation Productions 
Ovation is a pioneer concert promotions company in the Philippines headed by veteran promoter Renen de Guia who was also a radio DJ in the 1970s and handled A&R for Polygram Records. Ovation has the distinct honor of opening Manila’s newest concert venue the Mall Of Asia Arena in 2012 via Lady Gaga’s two-night concert. It has promoted some of the biggest names in live entertainment such as Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Celine Dion, Katy Perry, Bon Jovi, Metallica, magician David Copperfield, and many more. For more information, visit www.ovationproductionsmanila.com.

(Lauv 2019 Asia Tour live in Manila and Cebu is presented by AEG Presents and Ovation Productions. Tickets prices for Manila at the Smart Araneta Coliseum are P4,760/  3,700/  2,640/ 2,115 and ticket prices for Cebu at the Waterfront Hotel are P3,700/ 3,170/ 2,640/ 2,115/ 1,590/ 795. Tickets for both concerts will go on public sale starting November 23 with Artist pre-sale, Spotify pre-sale, and Promoter pre-sale from November 14-22 (10:30am-10pm) via https://www.ticketnet.com.ph/events/detail/Lauv-Tour-of-Asia-2019 for Manila concert and https://smtickets.com/events/view/7327 forCebu concert. For inquiries call (02)911-5555 or (02)470-2222).

Super Crunch official partner of Makati MBPL

The Makati MPBL ( Maharlika Philippine Basketball League ) launches it’s new name. From Makati Skyscrapers, they will now be known as the Makati Super Crunch.

Team owner Paolo Orbeta is happy to announce it’s partnership with Super Crunch, a leading product of PriFood owned by Enrico Yap Jr.

“ We are happy with the support ot Super Crunch and we are grateful to Mr.Yap for the trust in the Makati Team “ Orbeta said.

“ We promise to work harder and play better games so we can make Super Crunch proud of us “ said co team owner Paolo Pineda.

“ Don’t look now but Super Crunch has plans to enter the PBA in the coming years and if given the chance would like to be of help also to our national team and other sports as well “ said Makati Team Manager Martin Arenas.

Watch out as Super Crunch supports a super MPBL Makati Team.

Sparkling Wild at SM AURA

This Christmas, SM Aura Premier takes customers on a stunning holiday expedition to the sparkling wild. Life-size installations of majestic creatures from the safari and glittering stars and lights in hues of gold and green found their way to the gigantic Christmas tree display at the mall’s Main Atrium. During the tree lighting ceremony, the audience was treated to an African-inspired ensemble, with a drum circle and dancers decked as the animals of the wild. The program was capped off by an elegant aerial dance display, signalling the lighting of the tree. 

Christmas is all about magic, and after
last year’s Under the Sea Digital Underwater ExperienceSM Aura pushes the envelope of art even further by creating an immersive displayin partnership with Huawei Mobile Philippines called, Prism of Lights. Here, mallgoers can experience the interactive light show, an interpretation of the beauty and wonder of thepristine night sky. The exhibit is open to all for free, perfect for capturing those picture-perfect holiday memories.

In the following weeks, SM Aura Premier makes the season more unforgettable with family-filled events such as Santa’s Meet and Greet and the Letters to Santa Workshop on December 9 and 16chorale performances on December 8 and 15, and other musical acts on December 14, 21, and 23Everyone is welcome to experience this one-of-a-kind adventure into the sparkling wild at SM Aura PremierFor more information, follow SM Aura Premier on Instagram @SMAuraPremier and Facebook /SMAuraPremier.

About SM Aura Premier 
SM Aura Premier is the upscale shopping and dining destination in Taguig city. A recipient of the prestigious LEED® Gold certification, SM’s 50th mall serves as a forerunner in fashion, dining, and art concepts, being the first to offer the top international brands and to showcase global artists in the Philippines. SM Aura Premier aims to be the country’s leading destination for art, life, and style.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Enchanted Christmas Woodland at SM SOUTHMALL

SM SOUTHMALL transforms into an Enchanted Christmas Woodland, unveiling the annual centerpiece on November 10, 2018. Watch the spirit of giving come to life as the premier mall of southern Metro Manila launches the holiday season with an interactive play production. 

The Enchanted Christmas Woodland tells the tale of Chestnut, a newborn gnome, and how she finds her place in the enchanted woodland. She realizes that the true meaning of Christmas is brought to life by the spirit of giving. Chestnut shares this discovery with her friends from Almanza Elementary School.

SM SOUTHMALL carries this message throughout the season with Santa's Woodland Workshop, his woodland factory inhabited by little gnome assistants. In the Crafts Corner, they teach children to give back to their parents and loved ones with heartfelt messages in written cards. To enter, each child may purchase a Bear of Joy and get a free one donated in their name to a child in need on Christmas Day.

A full line up of festive performances are in store for families to experience togetherness during the holidays. International artist In Real Life puts on a show on November 11, while Ballet Philippines brings its popular rendition of Snow White to the south on December 21. The children of Yellow Room Philippines share their talents on November 17, 24 and December 1; students of Ecole de Ballet Manila perform on November 25, December 2 and December 15.

This time of year, SM SOUTHMALL not only creates opportunities for meaningful moments and lasting memories with the community, but also shares the true joy that comes from making others happy.

Christmas Candy Cake at GREENHILLS

Ortigas & Company makes the holidays extra-sweet with the launch of the first and only Christmas Candy Cake at the ultimate shopping destination, Greenhills, which opens to the public on November 8.
 All set to delight the young and the young-at-heart from November 8, 2018 to January 6, 2019, the biggest Christmas Candy Cake, located at the VMall Lobby, will be filled to the brim with all the candy one can possibly dream of. Imagine a Christmas candy cake full of every candy you can ever think of—gum drops, butterballs, eclairs, hard candy, chocolate bars, fudge, in an assortment of sizes, shapes, and colors—filling the four-layer 30-feet high cake.
 To make things more exciting for its launch, guests can enjoy a Willy Wonka performance, with visions of a chocolate factory coming alive right before their eyes. As an added Christmas bonus, golden tickets will also be scattered around the mall for mall-goers to find. Lucky winners will be able to claim special prizes if they find these tickets from November 6 until Christmas Day.
 True to the spirit of generosity that gives meaning to the season, Greenhills will have special guests under the care of the Department of Social Welfare and Development and will take part in the joy of the season.
 As the first and largest Candy Cake in the Philippines, this Christmas installation will surely enhance the experience of all those shopping at the only mall with the widest selection of retail offerings with various tiangge stalls with their festive assortment of goods for the value-conscious, as well as retail stores with a selection of gifts for everyone.
 Aside from the Christmas Candy Cake, Greenhills will also hold a Christmas Sweet Bazaar at VMall Lobby from Nov. 9, 2018 to January 6, 2018. There will also be Paskuhan Pinoy 2018 at the VMall Garden from November to January 2019. Starting November through January 2019, a Night Market will be at the G-strip parking for food enthusiasts from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. as well as Regional Delicacies at the ground floor of the Center Mall from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
 Kids will also be able Meet & Greet Santa on all Saturdays of December at the VMall Lobby from 2 to 5 p.m. Fireworks will also light the Ortigas skyline every Saturday at 7 p.m. for the entire family to enjoy. And lastly, Simbang Gabi will take place at the Chapel of the Holy Family from December 15 to 23, 6pm daily.
 Families and friends out to shop and explore Greenhills can also find more dining outlets to choose from such as newly opened restaurants Bijin Nabe, Kimpura, Coco Fresh, Moshi Koshi, and Serenitea. In the following months, Scout’s Honor, Breakfast at Antonio’s, Ippudo, Yabu, Bad Bird, any many more will also be opening their doors for diners to enjoy.
 Greenhills has all sorts of cuisine to meet various tastes, and will definitely satisfy the tummies of all those who love good food. Enjoy all these amidst the sparkling Christmas lights and the beautiful installations that will remind you that the holidays have come.
 Being the crown jewel of San Juan, Greenhills has newly opened health & wellness facilities namely Bruno’s Barbers, Urban Hair Lounge, Beeswax, Nazal MD, and Skin Station. The Medical City, Aivee Institute, Brow Studio, Center for Advanced Dentistry, and Oroderm will also be opening in the coming months. 
Greenhills is still Ortigas & Company’s ultimate shopping destination and top of mind go to place, especially during the holidays. We want shoppers to have an even more delightful shopping experience with our Christmas Candy Cake and the Christmas Sweet Bazaar, which will bring in more exciting merchants,” says President and CEO of Ortigas & Company Jaime E. Ysmael

Indeed, Christmas is more delightful and so much sweeter in Greenhills.


There's nothing more magical than unicorns, rainbows and candy-colored dreams as SM MEGAMALL delighted shoppers with dreaming and magical #ChristmasSMoments at the launch of it's Dreamagination: A Magical Holiday Spectacle celebration last November 8, held at the Mega Fashion Hall.

" Every year we challenge ourselves to come up with a theme that surpasses the grandness of the previous year. We are very excited with this holiday season because we know our customers would love this year's colorful and magical theme, " said Christian Mathay ( SM Supermalls Assistant Vice President for Mall Operations ) .

At the media launch hosted by Tim Yap and Karla Aguas, the mall unveiled it's 45-foot Christmas centerpiece, adorned with candy-colored jewels, rainbows, and iconic unicorn and toy soldier dolls. SM MEGAMALL welcomed the holidays with whimsical performances by local and international acrobats, such as the Twin Ballerinas Annika and Tisha; Eric Aranas as Toy Soldier and parkour stunts by members of Ninja Academy as Elf Jumpers; the awe-inspiring acts by global Vertical and Trapeze Dancers; and spiral pole and rope dancer Kristel De Catalina of Pilipinas Got Talent season 6.

More exciting events await shoppers exclusively at SM MEGAMALL this season! Mallgoers are invited to visit the DC Jusitce League Christmas Capers for a chance to play fun, interactive games. You can grab latest Justice League merchandise at DC pop up stores at The Event Center, Mega A and The SM Store, Mega B at the Event Center from November 16 to January 14, 2019.

Share dreamy and magical #ChristmasSMoments with friends and family at #MegaChristmas2018 holiday spectacle. Merry SM Christmas!

Through Night and Day starring Alessandra De Rossi and Paolo Contis

Story of " Through Night and Day " :

Before Ben and Jen get married, they embark on
a trip of a lifetime to Jen’s lifelong dream
destination-- Iceland. Their relationship is put to
the test as all sorts of misfortune happen to them
on this trip, mostly caused by Jen’s blunders.
What they hope to be a trip that would make
their relationship stronger ends up tearing them

Through Night and Day is also from the creative team that gave you KITA KITA, the highest-grossing local movie of 2017.

On the Movie - It is the first time a filipino film has been shot in Iceland.  The team took the RingRoad and went around the country by car in seven days. 

On Direk Ronnie - She has done several TV commercials and top movie hits like Tuhog and My Dear Other Self.

On Paulo Contis -  This is the first movie he has done after a long long time. Mainly known for comedy and drama, this is also the first time Paulo plays a leading man in a love story. 

On Alessandra - Now a producer, Alessandra is known for her quirky, off beat roles. From Kita Kita to 12, Alessandra proves to be an acting force with any story or any acting partner.

On Alessandra and Paolo -  They have been friends for a long time and have worked in various tv shows and projects.  Their natural chemistry is incredible,  they have fun and tease each other constantly.  

On Iceland -  This has always been Alessandras dream country.  She feels like it is her second home because she identifies so much with Bjork- Icelands Music Star Contribution to the world.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

get to know Angelo De Alban

Senatorial candidate Angelo Castro De Alban was raised in Bulacan and grew up surrounded by people who are underprivileged. Due to his natural curiosity to heights, he had to undergo two head stitches surgeries for falling from three-floor high tree house and a mango tree. 

Angelo is from a family of lawyers and teachers. His grandfather is a lawyer while his grandmother is a public school teacher. His Father is also a lawyer and his mother, a former flight stewardess and purser with Philippine Airlines, is now a public school catechist. All his three other siblings and sister-in-law are all teachers.

He graduated as the High School Student Council President of St. Mary's College of Meycauayan, Bulacan in 1998. He proceeded to attend the University of Santo Tomas for his Bachelor's Degrees in Journalism, Law and Masters of law.

Angelo handles criminal and civil cases around the country travelling to Ceub, Palawan and Cagayan De Oro regularly. He was the lawyer for a group of public school teachers in Laguna victimized by loan sharks and lawyered for at least 200 security guards an won almost Php 4 million settlement for them. He also started teaching Philippine Constitution, Taxation and Tourism Laws in the University of Santo Tomas in 2008 up to the present.