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UP Cebu Cookout 2012: Party Up to be an Active Citizen

The University of the Philippines Cebu Student Council (UPCSC) together with Spectrum Productions brings once again this year’s grandest and most awaited concert event among college students and music enthusiasts in Cebu- UP Cookout 2012. 

Cook Out 2012 is set on August 10, at the University of the Philippines Cebu College Grounds from dusk till dawn.

The annual UP Cook Out, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, carries the theme “Iskonek. Reboot the system. Start up!” Iskonek relates to the different relevant issues about internet use such as the correct use of the social networking sites as platform for social activism.

“The unprecedented power of the internet medium should be utilized properly in raising social consciousness among Filipinos. Filipinos should transcend merely on tweeting or posting status updates about what you do and where you go when using social media."Rather, it should be a platform for social fora and activism,” said King Anthony Perez, Vice-Chair…

What Matteo Guidicelli Did That Inspired The World

In their dream to let every child live a life in all its fullness, World Vision has launched a weeklong campaign to promote child sponsorship and its advocacy here in Cebu. 

Banking on their stellar powers, they have invited their brand ambassador and a proud Cebuano Matteo Guidicelli to meet his grantees and visit one of their World Vision communities in Lilo-an where the kids show off their financial management skills.

Yep, these children are setting aside playtime for a few minutes every Saturday to practice funding and discipline, after benchmarking the success of their parent’s Community-Owned and Managed Savings and Credit Association (COMSCA). All thanks to World Vision’s efforts, they are now sustainable in providing themselves what they need with what little income they have.

With passbooks and a vault that is being secured by three members, these kids have become responsible enough to understand financial processes, and I could not reiterate its importance all the more.


SM Cinema launches new Consolacion Branch and the e-PLUS Card, the most convenient access to movie-watching

SM Cinema is bringing world-class entertainment near my home as the largest Cinema exhibitor in the country adds SM Consolacion to its already wide network of movie theaters.

SM Cinema  Consolacion opened last June 1 with 4 cinemas - all digital. It is the first branch in the Visayas to its theaters 100% digital upon its opening. THe theaters are all equipped with the latest surround stereo sound and plus cinema seats. Blockbuster films "MIB 3", "Snow White and the Huntsman", "Born to Love You" and the SM exclusive "Gone" will be screened on its opening week.

e-Plus Card for more rewards Watching movies gets even more convenient, rewarding, and fun as SM Cinema launches e-PLUS Card, its newest re-loadable card on April 11, 2011 at SM Megamall Cinema 3.

e-PLUS, which stands for Entertainment, Privileges, Lifestyle, Upgrades and Surprises, allows moviegoers to load credits on the prepaid card and easily upgrade it to a loyalty card for free. By up…

TV5 celebrates with Cebuanos in “Sugod mga Kapatid Sa Sinulog 2012”

TV5 and its sports and news platforms—sports channel AKTV and 24/7 news channel Aksyon TV—join Cebuanos in celebrating one of the country’s grandest and most colorful religious events, the Sinulog Festival, happening in the whole province of Cebu simultaneously this week.

The Kapatid Network and its affiliate platforms roll out week-long activities to make the festivity even more meaningful to the Cebuanos via “Sugod mga Kapatid sa Sinulog 2012,” kicking off with the participation of United Football League (UFL) at the 2nd Cebu Sports Commission Football Championships that happened last weekend (January 7 to 8). 

UFL players such as Mark Hartmann, Misagh Bahadoran, Jose Paolo Pascual, Nestorio Margase and Lexton Moy were warmly received by Cebuano football fans during the event at San Roque and USC football fields. (The UFL series of games starts on Saturday, January 14, on AKTV on IBC)

TV5 also holds daily open TV viewing marathon at Fuente Osmeña Circle from January 9 to 12, 1 to 5pm,…

David Beckham LA Galaxy 6-1 win in Manila

I am not really well-versed on sports let alone doing sports betting. But having heard that football superstar David Beckham went to Manila did interest every one. I  just read on Yahoo! News that he played with children rescued from the streets in Manila yesterday. I should know how dangerous the streets are; with the tales that our poor brothers and sisters tell me everytime we do church outreach programs, it just troubles me so much as to how vices and crime could ruin the lives even of the young. David Beckham and his team were at a UNICEF supported government center playing with the kids.

What was also great was the fact that he played with the Philippine Football team, The Azkals, in a ‘friendly’ just today with a 6-1 win. Noteworthy was the reaction of Philippine coach Micheal Weiss who gave a long face to show how unhappy he was. I mean, it really is acceptable. The PBA never won against NBA when they went here. Not that I suffer from inferiority complex but it just makes sens…

Top Cebu athletes to host Amazing Sports TV Show

The sports tourism of Cebu is gonna get better as Amazing Cebu channel will launch Amazing Sports. The young dynamic hosts who are top athletes themselves will feature their adventures and sporting events in the island. 

Places to see and activities to do, the show will focus more on sports and leisure and the exhilarating stuff that comes with it as everyone deserves to know.

A press launch was held at Kartzone Mabolo last November 8, 2011 where Cebu sports writers and online publishers were invited to meet the hosts, staff and crew of Amazing Sports for a day of food and karting.


Cebu City, Philippines.  The quest to earn the title of “World’s Largest Chess Tournament” is underway as Cebu City Sports Commission spearheads the most ambitious chess program in Philippine chess history – the Cebu City Open Chess Tournament.

The Cebu City Government, Cebu City Sports Commission, Philippine Sports Commission and the Department of Education Region VII are coordinating their resources to hold the largest chess (board game) tournament from October to December 2011 with participants from city schools and from other groups and individuals converging in the Grand Finals in one venue - at the Cebu City Sports Center, Philippines. 

Generous sponsors such as Julie’s Bakeshop, Bioderm, International Pharmaceuticals Inc., Rose Pharmacy, Virginia Foods Inc. and the University of Cebu have thrown their support to make this noble program successful.

This massive program involves a targeted 30,000 chess players, the main bulk of which are elementary and secondary students, with w…

My Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival Experience

I was just too blessed that my family received tickets for the Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival we didn't have to burn a lot of cash of flying abroad just to get the thrill of seeing the capitalistic success of a mouse, world's greatest creative conglomerate.

Right after rendering overtime on a Saturday night, September 23rd, I immediately went to the Casa Gorordo to grace the invitation of the Kabataan, Kultura ug Kabilin event. Then my family rung me up to come on over to Waterfront Cebu as the VIP tickets from the organizers were already in their hands, thanks to our dad who worked for the organizer's international logistics needs.

I just could not describe the excitement I felt as I rush my way from the cab and rushed unto the hotel’s entrance. There was just this air of fancy around as you see families flock all over with items showing the iconic figures of the Disney characters. I immediately saw them and we were guided to our seats by an usher into the darkened b…

Brilliante Mendoza honoured at his SM City Film Festival

Cebu is blessed to have the country’s world class filmmaker who takes art seriously and embedded it o his films that had taken the global centerstage.

SM City Cebu launched the Brilliante Mendoza Film Festival last August 3, 2011. After the cocktails, a short program was held at the cinema showcasing words of appreciation from SM Executives, Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama and Brilliante himself.

Cebu Arts Council president Petit Garcia, Miss Cebu 2010 Reena Elena Malinao, Sinulog Foundation executive director Ricky Ballesteros and trustee Dolly Suzara, and Cebu City Tourism Commission executive director Cinbeth Orellano. SM officials led by SM Prime Holdings vice president Marissa Fernan, SM vice president for marketing Millie Dizon, and assistant mall manager Tata Mempin welcomed guests

Cebu Road Revolution: Party for Earth on Osmeña Blvd

This Sunday, you might not need your car or anything that blows out some toxics to Cebu Cityas the whole Osmeña Boulevard will be closed to promote green transportation and give way to a street party for Earth.

Road Revolution: Filipinos' Declaration of Independence from Air and Traffic Pollution will be held on June 12, 2011. And I am encouraging you to sign the petition in a booth somewhere for having bicycle lanes in the city. A copy of the petition can be read below.

Walk, Run, Skate, Bike as long as it doesn't pollute. It actually works win win: you getting a hot bod and saving the earth from further destruction. The Road Revolution will be along Osmeña Boulevard, Cebu City ~ 6am - 6pm. There are booths and activities all over so you better put your sunscreens on.

The Road Revolution: Filipinos' Declaration of Independence from Air and Traffic Pollution will also have a petition signing! Together let us campaign for sidewalks, bike lanes and collective transportation …

Thor opens on IMAX April 29

Tomorrow night, SM will hold a special screening of one of the most anticipated film on IMAX, Thor, and yours truly will grace the event. You can reserve now and watch it on April 29. Please call (032) 231-3876 / 231-4852 and look for April or Joseph. You can also secure your tickets through their website at and pay thru GCash.

Thor is movie about the powerful but arrogant warrior. Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders. Chris Hemsworth of StarTrek will be playing Thor and Natalie Portman of the Black Swan will be playing Jane Foster. The movie is expected to blow you out of your seats as this cinematic masterpiece will bring together technology and literature seamlessly binded together.

PACQUIAO vs MARGARITO absolutely live and FREE

PLDT myDSL users get to watch PACQUIAO vs MARGARITO on November 14, 2010 absolutely live, no commercial breaks and FREE via your PLDT Watchpad. Reserve a slot now until NOVEMBER 8, 2010 by clicking here:
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PACQUIAO and PLDT myDSL WatchPadOn November 14 at 8 a.m., PLDT myDSL Watchpad subscribers will get to experience the blow-by-blow account of the much-awaited Pacquiao-Margarito World Super Welterweight Championship as it streams live from the U.S. with no commercial breaks.Existing Watchpad users must make a reservation on before November 8 to watch Pacman’s legacy-defining fight. For myDSL subscribers who are not Watchpad users yet, simply make sure to register first and then reserve within the reservation period absolutely free.About WatchPadStreamed live on the WatchPad’s myView Channel, get a fr…

Watch Disney’s Tron Legacy in IMAX 3D

Disney takes us to another adventure and this time set in the distant future as Tron: Legacy takes us to a world unlike anything we’ve seen. The PlotSam Flynn, a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn, a man once known as the world’s leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn’s Arcade—a signal that could only come from his father—he finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra, father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe—a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape. The MovieProducer Steven Lisberger co-wrote and directed the original Tron (1982). Daft Punk, a Grammy award-winner, composes the music i…

GMA’s new Lupang Hinirang Movie: Philippines’ Cinematic Gem

The Philippines is home to the richest culture known to man with history so epic, even other nations point their magnifying glass at us to study societal psychology and political makeup. GMA, one of the biggest television networks in the country has set yet another landmark in cinematic excellence by producing what could be the best Philippine National Anthem movie of all time. 

In a well-crafted filmic gem, the HD movie retells the story of the Philippines from the heroism of Lapu-lapu to the EDSA revolution.

I didn’t really know about this movie until I stumbled upon in Youtube. After much digging I found out that it was launched in Party Pilipinas last August 22, 2010. How on earth could I have missed it? It gave me chills second after second and I could never be more proud to be a Filipino and I have GMA to thank.

Leading the pack is Richard Gutierrez, cast in the role of Pres. Manuel L. Quezon, looking elegant and every inch a gentleman of the old school, while Dingdong Dante…

Ogie Alcasid in Cebu: Primo Balladeer pays tribute to OPM icon

Ogie Alcasid does a lot of things: sings emotional songs, writes music that is universal, cracks witty jokes, and hosts variety shows. So seeing him live during his concert at the Ayala Center Cebu’s The Terraces was an amazing experience. He remains true to his nickname as the multifaceted man in the Philippine music industry. Ayala had invited some Cebu Blogger’s Society (CBS) members for a free entry pass to the event last September 25, 2010. Some Ayala shoppers were able to sit on the event for free provided they have secured entry passes from the promo. Only 350 shoppers along with one companion were accommodated by that Ayala Cebu and Metro Department and Supermarket promo. The rest could only watch outside the fence which was not bad either because of how well The Terraces was designed.  He was also there not only to serenade Cebuanos with world-class OPM classics but as well as promote his latest album titled “Ngayon at Kailanman: A Tribute to George Canseco.” George Canseco …

Ogie Alcasid LIVE! at The Terraces, Ayala Cebu

Be entertained by the country’s top musician artist as he proudly presents his new album release for 2010, "Ngayon at Kailanman : A Tribute to George Canseco".Ogie Alcasid will be performing live at the Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu on September 25, 2010 7PM. George Canseco was a composer songwriter who had started writing songs when he was 20 and had written about 300 songs, some of these movie themes and ballads that are now considered OPM classics. An icon in the Philippine Music Industry.What better way to honor a Pinoy gem who received five Lifetime Achievement honors than through a tribute album sung by one of the most successful celebrities in the country today. The album includes the late master songwriter's classics "Ikaw", "Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo", "Kaibigan", "Paano Kita Malilimutan", "Ngayon at Kailanman", the carrier single "Yakap" and many more.FOLLOW OGIE ALCASID:FACEBOOK FANPAGETWITTEROFFICIAL WEB…

Venus Raj: When Venus and Universe Combines. Controversy. Success.

She's beautiful. She's gorgeous. She's smart, respectful, respectable. Everything best found in a Filipina. She is Maria Venus Raj, 22. Sadly, she may have let nervousness got the best out of her, but our win is something ‘major’ nonetheless. There's a reason why God had not let her win the crown and I think a major part of it was to give Filipinos something to smile about after the gruesome hostage taking in Manila that took the night before pageant of Ms. Universe 2010. Hollywood actor, William Baldwin, asks her in the final Q&A "What is one big mistake that you made in your life, and what did you do to make it right?" Raj answered with a great smile, "You know what, Sir, in my 22 years of existence, I can say that there's nothing major, major problem that I've done in my life because I'm very confident with my family, with the love that they are giving to me. So thank you so much that I'm here. Thank you, thank you so much!" s…

Great TV Shows that Should Be Watching! #awesome

In no particular order, I give you great shows that you still might have to check out. Shows that are innovative, classy, sophisticated and outrageously entertaining.

Burn Notice Spies don't get fired, they get burned.

A spy recently disavowed by the US Government uses his Special Ops training to help others in trouble.

Why I love it? Tasteful action sequences. Funny. Smartly-written. The range of Jeffrey Donovan’s acting range as the lead character especially when he gets into different personas is interesting at best. Who doesn’t want a trigger-happy and uber hot female lead?

Fear Itself A television series broken down into 13 separate 60-minute films from premiere horror writers and directors.

Why I love it? Every episode is self-contained so if you missed one episode then you won’t feel lost in dark forest. When you look through the creepiness of it all you will see that the acting and the stories are superb. Powerful casting. Well-developed plotlines. The suspense and the oc…

The last Lost mag photoshoot

Vanity Fair is releasing a Lost edition of the magazine and as always, their shoots are gorgeous and hot. The concept of this photo set is a love triangle between the Lost’s lead characters. The issue is dubbed ‘The Lost Good-bye.’ It saddens me that the show has to end and getting a copy of this issue could, at least, help me cope with my grief. Enjoy!