Archive for: May 11th, 2012

The AVENGERS Special Collector’s Edition Magazine – Out Now!

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ABS-CBN Publishing Inc., together with Marvel, launches The Avengers Magazine, a special collector’s issue that revolves around the film by Joss Whedon, and its ensemble cast and characters.

Those who can’t get enough of the high grossing film, The Avengers, will have a huge dose of their favorite superheroes with this official movie special magazine.

Packed with more information, trivia, and exciting features on the film shown last April 2012, the full colored magazine will keep the entertainment alive for hours.

Get to know the amazing team of superheroes composed of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow, and Nick Fury.

Read on an exclusive 22-page comic strip which is as action-packed and thrilling as the movie. Learn more about the team members by answering puzzles and other trivia about them.  Experience the Avengers action yourself with a special back-to-back poster, too!

Spend some exciting time with the most popular and unbeatable superheroes now.

The Avengers Magazine is a special one-time issue of ABS-CBN Publishing Inc.  It is available at P150 in major bookstores and newsstands nationwide.

BARBIE is Here in The Philippines

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Barbie finally arrived in the Philippines through BARBIE Magazine, under ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc.  The maiden issue will be released this month, dubbed as the Fun 1st Issue.  ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc., the home of nationwide-praised magazines such as “The Buzz”, “K Magazine”, “Chalk” and many others, brought out the BARBIE Magazine to cater and inspire the minds and creativity of young Filipino girls.

With its first issue, BARBIE Magazine will share fun facts about Barbie and introduce its readers, may be young and young-at-heart, to the most important people in Barbie’s life – her sisters and friends.

Issue no. 1 will also feature a short story about Barbie’s love for fashion and another about Barbie’s journey to become a great band singer. Wall Posters, Stickers, Puzzles, Spot-the-Difference, and Mazes are also packed inside the magazine that will tickle the imagination of young readers.  This will also encourage young girls to use their creativity.

Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by American toy-company Mattel, Inc. and launched the very first Barbie doll on March 9, 1959. For over 50 years, Barbie has inspired girls all over the world to be as fabulous as they can be.  Driven by the goal of bringing dreams closer to young girls, Mattel, Inc. continuously produced Barbie dolls.

BARBIE Magazine, like the Barbie dolls, aims to inspire young girls to never stop dreaming and dream as big as they can. The maiden issue will surely guarantee a fun-packed read with Barbie, her sisters and her friends.

KARYLLE’s Sacred Vow to MILADAY

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Just like a multi-faceted diamond, singer-actress-TV host Karylle has sparkled all the more after overcoming challenges over the years.  Throughout those hard times, her class, sophistication, and inner beauty shone brightest making her the perfect choice to be the famed and trusted jewelry brand Miladay’s first-ever celebrity endorser.

“Just like the history of Miladay, Karylle’s life is composed of inspiring tales of love,” says Christine Dayrit, one of the owners of Miladay. “This makes her the perfect choice to be the face of ‘Miladay Today’.”

As brand ambassador, Karylle jump starts the 46-year-old jewelry company’s empowering campaign – Miladay Today. In this campaign, Karylle appears in an AVP titled “Sacred Vows,” where she empowers one to make inspired vows to one’s self.

“Sacred Vows” is directed by award-winning director Mark Meily.  The cinematography is done by award-winning cinematographer Carlo Mendoza (Asiong Salonga), a former classmate of Karylle at the Ateneo de Manila University.

Karylle explains, “It is like being engaged to yourself. It is a brilliant concept that aims to inspire and remind people that loving one’s self is the ultimate key to one’s happiness. At this day and age, one does not need someone else to give one an engagement ring or a dream diamond or any precious jewels for that matter. It’s the best gift of love you can give yourself. I am so happy to be part of this campaign and of this trusted brand.”

Miladay Today is a part of the Dayrits’ effort to fulfill founder Mila Salgado-Dayrit’s dream of each Filipino having a Miladay piece, no matter how small.

 “This is such a big honor to have been chosen by Miladay to be its first celebrity endorser,” says a giggly Karylle. “The brand stands for so many good and beautiful  things—trust, love, integrity—and I am so excited to be its brand ambassador.”

Christine Dayrit notes Karylle’s achievements as the primary reason why the singer-actress was chosen as brand ambassador.

Karylle has just received international acclaims for her work in the TV series The Kitchen Musical.  She is currently a part of the noontime show Showtime and the Sunday variety show ASAP 2012.  Her latest album Roadtrip, which she personally produced, has just turned Gold.

More than these achievements as a performer, Karylle’s golden heart is simply her biggest achievement.  For the past years, she played an active role in supporting Child Haus, White Cross Children’s Home, and the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).

PAWS is a volunteer-based non-government organization whose goal is to prevent animal cruelty through education, animal sheltering and advocacy.  While, Child Haus is a temporary shelter for indigent patients from the different provinces who have cancer or other dreaded diseases and have no place to stay in Metro Manila while undergoing medical evaluation or treatment.  White Cross Children’s Home, on the other hand, is a child welfare institution catering to the children of parents with tuberculosis.

 “My mom’s passion for local culture, love for her loyal workforce and gifted goldsmiths gave birth to Miladay’s collection, a showcase of Filipino artistry through beautifully handcrafted jewelry,” says Chrstine. “The legacy left by my parents continues to be our inspiration to make the Miladay brand bigger, more trusted.”

True enough, Miladay was named one of the country’s “Trusted Brands” in 2006 and 2007 by the nationwide survey of the Reader’s Digest.  It also garnered the prestigious “Retailers Award” in 2007 given by the Department of Trade and Industry and the Philippine Retailers Association.

Christine adds that her parents have imparted to them important business principles that they strictly uphold—honesty, integrity and reliability.

The success of Miladay, more than just being an entrepreneurial victory, is a beautiful tale of love – for God, of parents to children, children to parents, employers to employees, brand to consumers.

According to Christine, Miladay has kept their family working on the vision and legacy of their parents.  Aside from her, other owners/directors of the Miladay Jewels board are Michelle Dayrit-Soliven, Mark Dayrit, Yvonne Dayrit-Romualdez, and Jaqui Dayrit-Boncan.

“Undeniably, this is a family affair that we would like to extend to every Filipino and their families,” says Mark. “Over the years, we have worked hard to present to everyone what ‘Miladay Today’ is all about.”

Aside from the House of Miladay in Jupiter Street in Makati, Miladay has branches in Alabang Town Center, SM Mall of Asia, Glorietta 4, The Podium, The Block in SM North EDSA, TriNoma North Triangle and SM City Taytay. For more information, please call 890-6303 or 890-7738 or log on to www.miladayjewels.com.

TV: Meet FATHER GAY on GMA 7′s Tunay na Buhay

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A hot issue as of press time specially after the recant of US President Barrack Obama with regards to his belief about same-sex marriage.  Of course everyone knows that the statement is all horse crap politics and has nothing to do with conviction especially when he’s vying for re-election and that the LGBT sectors and its supporters has become a force to be reckoned with all over America.

This might have earned the current US president some form of a leverage for a chance to win the seat again.

In related news here in the Philippines, this week on GMA-7′s Tunay Na Buhay, Rhea Santos comes face to face with what lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBTs) can consider as manna from heaven-pastor CJ Agbayani.

Pastor CJ Agbayani of the Metropolitan Community Church or MCC has been conducting marriage rites for both sexes for six years now.

They call this rite “Holy Union” where he weds gays, lesbians and bisexuals as couples.

Pastor CJ used to be a seminarian but after several years, decided to leave the seminary to pursue his new “calling.”

The episode is called “Father Gay,” catch it Friday night after Saksi only on GMA-7

TOBYS Give It Your Best Shot! and WIN 5000 Pesos Worth of Shopping Spree

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How to Join:

  • Participants may join by creating a video (video should not exceed 2 minutes) that shows his or her best move like dunking on the ring, smashing a tennis ball, kicking a football etc.
  • The video should be posted on Toby’s Sports official fan page (http://www.facebook.com/Tobysstore) to be counted as an official entry.
  • Participants may use any video sharing site (ex. Youtube, Dailymotion, Vimeo etc.) as long as it can be viewed by other people when posted in Toby’s Sports official fan page.
  • Think of a creative title for the video (ex. John’s amazing 360 lay-up for Toby’s Sports!)
  • Participants must encourage their friends to share their video.

Safety Precautions:

  • Participants must ensure that safety precautions (ex. Warm-up, stretching, conditioning, medical check-ups, etc.) are taken into consideration before performing their move. Protective gear must also be worn at all times during the video. Toby’s Sports will not be liable for any injuries, traumas, accidents or fatalities that may occur during the filming of the video.
  • Participants must get official permission from the person who owns the place where they are going to shoot the video. Toby’s sports will not be liable for damage to property, trespassing and the like.

All Participants Shall Attest to the Following:

  • Participants must be residents of the Philippines in order for their entry to be valid.
  • The video must not have any special effects that will give an unfair advantage to a participant’s sports move.
  • The participant must ensure that he or she is the person doing the move in the video in order for the entry to be valid.
  • There can only be one entry per person. If you wish to change your entry you must delete your old video. Two or more entries will disqualify you from the contest.
  • Toby’s Sports has the right to remove and disqualify videos which are deemed as offensive, vulgar, hateful, racist, and the like.
  • Toby’s sports has full rights to use your video in any way, shape, or form.

Criteria for Judging:

  • 50% – Wow factor and difficulty of the move
  • 30% – Creativity and originality
  • 20% – Number of shares and number of positive comments

Prizes of Winners:

  • 1st Place – P5000 worth of Toby’s Sports GCs
  • 2nd Place – P3000 worth of Toby’s Sports GCs
  • 3rd Place – P2000 worth of Toby’s Sports GCs

Promo period is until May 25, 2012 only.

TV: BIG Adventure for the 2nd Season of MY CHUBBY WORLD

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For the kids and kids at heart, GMA Network — in partnership with Rebisco Foods, Inc. — brings to Filipino viewers the second season of My Chubby World featuring “Big Adventure” starting this Saturday, May 12.

My Chubby World: Big Adventure is not just an ordinary educational show.  It is a 30-minute educational, reality-adventure game show geared towards elementary students.  Each episode is also packed with a fun and thrilling race that is sure to challenge the show’s Kiddie Kapuso contestants.

Hosted by Renz Valerio, Janna Cutler, Daniella Amable, and Zyrael Jestre, My Chubby World: Big Adventure will test the Kiddie Kapuso contestants in a series of physical, mental, and experiential challenges.  At the start of each competition, Game Master kuya Renz Valerio will give the first clue to a specific task that they need to complete and a hidden Chubby that they have to look for.  Once completed, the kiddie contestants will then proceed to the next challenge.

For the pilot episode, Kiddie Kapuso contestants Kim So Hyon and Bianca Doria of St. Paul’s Pasig will race against time to complete three water-themed challenges and collect three hidden Chubby that will take them from the scenic Pandin Lake in San Pablo to the fun-filled Splash Island in Binan, Laguna.

Directed by veteran children show director Noel Anonuevo, My Chubby World: Big Adventure will surely put fun and excitement for both kids and kids-at-heart beginning this Saturday, May 12, at 8:30 a.m. on GMA 7.

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