Thursday, December 31, 2009

Two Best Blogger Events for 2009

I would just have to rave about what I consider were the 2 best blogger events for 2009.

First is the 5-Day Nescafe Soundschool Concerts and workshops in Boracay.

Those who know me personally knows that I also maintain a separate travel blog and food blog. This Boracay event just covered it all. The pop culture event and concerts were for Digital Manila while the Boracay travel experience was for Let's Go Sago! We dined in different hubs around the island which just loaded NomNom Club food blog with a long list of blogs-to-write. If my laptop was just not stolen 3 weeks ago, i would still have hundreds of my photos. Sadly, I lost 90% of it and only retained the last day because it was left in my SD card. :(
The other one is my best international blog event (aside from the fact that it is the only one). :) It's Nuffnang's First Asia-Pacific Blog Awards held in Singapore. The three-day event composed of the awards night, a Singapore City blogger's day tour and a free day. It was my first international blog event together with the Philippine contingent interacting with bloggers of other nations including Malaysia, Australia, and of course, Singapore.
Those two were the best local and international blogger events for me in 2009. Thanks to Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, Manila and Nuffnang Phillipines.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

You Know You Are A Filipino When...

Allow me to share this video on the "Top 10 Ways to know you’re Filipino / from the Philippines." I first saw it in the recent Pinoy Expats-OFW Blog Awards.

Here is the video from When In Manila:

And the top 10 are:

10. You reuse gift wrappers the next time
9. Your luggage is a “Balikbayan” box (huge shipping boxes)
8. You wrap everything in plastic!
7. You eat duck embryo or Balut
6. You understand Pn0i Txt msgs Ktnxbye
5. You react whenever you hear… "Psssst"
4. The letters F and P are the same
3. Your nickname is a repetition (Jenjen, Katkat, Tonton etc)
2. You point with your lips
1. You just wanna sing some Kareoke
So prom how on, u cn col me "Jonjon", k? :)

Check here for PEBA 2009 Results.

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PEBA 2009 Results

The 2nd Pinoy Expats-OFW Blog Awards (PEBA) was held at the Philam Life Theater along UN Avenue in Manila last Dec 27, 2009. The program exceeded 2 hours but the wait was all worth it for the Top 10 Best Blog awardees.

The 2009 Top 10 Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards are:

There were also special awards given namely:
  • Best Blog Element: Style Shanghai, Shanghai, China -
  • Sen. Manny Villar Award, Most Popular Blog - Wits Expression , Dubai, UAE -
  • Blas Ople Policy Center Best Video Award – Utak ni Drake, Riyadh, KSA -
  • Smart Blog Award – The Chook-Minders Quill, Port Wakefield, Australia -
  • Western Union Award, Best Blog Lay-out: Kablogie, Doha, Qatar -
  • Best Entry in a Video Format – Poging (Ilo)cano, Abu Dhabi, UAE -
  • Friendster Award, Best Blog Theme: The Desert Dude, Dubai, UAE -
  • Mapagkawanggawa OFW Blogger Award -The Dungeon Lord, Koror, Palau - LordCM/
Congratulations to all the winners and recognized blogs of Pinoy Expats-OFW Blog Awards!

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Metro Manila Film Festival 2009 Results

The Ang Panday movie got the major awards from the recent 35th Metro Manila Film Festival - Philippines 2009 awarding ceremonies. This include the Best Picture and Best Actor awards.

Actor and senator Bong Revilla received the Best Actor award for Ang Panday earlier tonight. Moreover, veteran actress Sharon Cuneta bagged the Best Actress award for Mano Po 6 which also got a special recognition award. It also received the Best Director award (Joel Lamangan).

Star Cinema's "I Love you , Goodbye," got the 2nd Best Overall Picture followed by "Ang Darling Kong Aswang." World champion boxer Manny Pacquiao's movie "Wapakman" ended at the bottom of MMFF's list in term's of ticket sales.

The Best Supporting Actor and Actress awards went to Phillip Salvador for Panday and Zsa Zsa Padilla & Heart Evangelista for Mano Po 6, respectively.

Other MMFF movies include "Shake, Rattle, and Roll XI" and "Nobody, Nobody, But Juan." Philippine movie goers have until the first week of Januray 2010 to catch the rest of the Metro Manila Film Festival movies in movie theaters nationwide.

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

2009 Pinoy Expats-OFW Blog Awards (PEBA) Tonight!

Pinoy Expats-OFW Blog Awards (PEBA) is an organization that intends to honor the outstanding and inspiring expatriates and Overseas Filipino Workers blogs around the world.

Launched mid of last year, it aims to recognize blogging among OFWs and expatriates which covers topics and issues from stories of life challenges, politics, and personal opinion, among others.

Months after the recent Philippine Blog Awards, this year's PEBA held a search for the top 10 pinoy expats/OFW Blog by asking the blogging community to nominate their favorite blogs. The top 10 from various locations around the world were selected and will be honored 6pm tonight in an awarding ceremony at the 2nd International Pinoy Expats/OFW Blog Awards to be held at Philam Life Theater, UN Avenue, Malate, Metro Manila, Philippines.
Some of the people behind PEBA are Jebee Kenji D. Solis (Organizer & Founder), Nereus Jethro G. Abad (President of the PEBA 2009 Project), Jon Guzman (Webmaster & VP for PEBA 2009), Felix Jigs Segre (Program Director and Chairman of PR), and Noemi Lardizabal Dado (Adviser). The event is supported by Friendster, Nokia, Smart, and When in Manila, among others.

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Cheftonio wins Bobson Shirt Giveaway

In conclusion to one of our many contests, and four days after our Samsung Phone giveaway, the Bobson Shirt prize goes to Cheftonio who won with his simplistic but sincere answer to "What Christmas means to you?"

Together with guest blogger-judge Flowell Galindez who writes for Ang Sa Wari Ko and Open Road, we choose the winner for the simplicity and essence of his answer. Flowell is also the Entertainment Online Producer for ABS-CBN Interactive, ABS-CBN is the Philippines largest broadcasting network.

Congratulations! Cheftonio willl be contacted through the email he provided in the comment. He will receive the prize through delivery or via courier anywhere in Metro Manila.

Happy New Year!

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

And the Samsung Mobile Phone Winner is....

Today is the day we announce the Abenson's Paskong Pinoy Online Promo where we will be giving away a Samsung mobile phone to one of the 101 comment participants.

First, thank you all for participating. It took me and my guest blogger more than three hours in total to read through all the comments. Although they are just comments, some entries were as long as a blog post. :)

Second, I would like to reveal my mystery guest blogger judge. She is a known fashion blogger in the online community with Style and Relax. She is a now a new mom blogger and has started her own new mommy blog Thank you Lace Llanora for helping out co-judge this contest.

Many entries were very creative and convincing on how their chosen Abenson Christmas Package fits the Paskong Pinoy lifestyle. Many cited the Pinoy's love for food and cooking this holiday season, as well as their fondness for music and the television.

We first identified the outstanding ones and ended up with the Top 16. They are: (in no particular order) animetric, shalomsiy, adriancajayon, Heidi Lanzador, ellenjoycastel, heartlocks19, Cheftonio, silverscreensurfer, ellenjoycastel, vivianaguilar, calai618, joysantos, Bryan, Rina Alcantara, mprrortega, philos).

However, just like in any contest, there is only one emerging grand winner. The total scores actually ended up with a tie between two entries. It would be impractical to give them half phones each so I had to break the tie and choose one winner.

And the Abenson Paskong Pinoy winner whose Christmas and New Year will be merry and bright with a new Samsung mobile phone is mprrortega whose entry came in 10 minutes before the end of the contest. :) And her entry is:

WOW ET14000 ang ABENSON PACKAGE na swak na swak
Dahil ang mga Pinoy ay mahilig kumanta ng sangkatutak
WOW FIESTA 2009 EDITION ang magpapaligaya
Sa Paskong Pinoy na malaking parte ang pagkanta

Pagdiriwang ng Pasko ay hindi masasabing kumpleto
Kung walang mga taong hahawak ng mikropono
Kahit ano pang kanta ay ibibirit ng mga Pinoy
Maging si lolo o lola man, si neneng o totoy

"Boom Tarat Tarat" man o "Ikaw na Nga"
Kahit anong kanta ay papalakpakan ng madla
Ganda ng boses ay hindi sing-halaga
Ng aliw na naidudulot ng mismong kanta

Higit pa sa talento, damdamin ay sinasalamin
Kung kaya't sa kanta, Pinoy ay laging bitin
Hiritin mo ng "More!", mapapakanta ulit si Juan
Hindi na kailangan ng madibdibang kantyawan

WOW FIESTA 2009 EDITION ang kukumpleto sa Pasko
Talagang sa videoke ay sobrang adik ang mga Pilipino
Mga kapamilya at kapuso ay nagsasama
Kapag ang songbook nakahain na sa mesa

Maligaya at "ma-kantang" Pasko, mga katoto
Sige na't humablot ng WOW ET one-four-oh-oh-oh
Nang lahat tayo ay tuluyan nang mag-saya
Dahil sa Birthday ni Bro, buong sambayanan ay kasama!

Friend mo na ba ang Abenson sa Facebook? Ako, friend ko na!
You would be contacted by Digital Manila through your email on how to claim your prize and the model they would be giving. Honestly speaking, I think you would be able to claim this sometime January of 2010. This is because we have to process your prize in cooperation with Abenson itself and PR company Geiser Maclang after the holiday frenzy. But look at the brighter side, you'd have a brand new spanking Samsung mobile phone with the entry of the new year! :)

Merry Christmas and Happy New year to all Digital Manila readers and subscribers!
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You might also want to participate in other ongoing contests:
Win a Starbucks 2010 Planner (end Dec 31)
Win a Starbucks USB flashdrive (end Jan 04)
Win a Yummy 2010 Planner (starts Dec 26, ends Jan3)
Bobson Shirt Sereis 2 Giveaway (ends Dec 25)

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Learn to Build iPhone Web Apps Webinars

Early next month of the new year, CreativeTechs, together with O’Reilly Media is hosting a free online seminar (webinar) about building iPhone web apps.

Having virtually attended quite a number of webinars this year, this is my first with CreativeTechs. It's actually a series of 5 Tuesdays (Wednesday for Philippines) covering the whole month of January until the first week of February.

Sadly enough, the webinar time in the Philippines is odd at 3am. Nonetheless in my case, I can be up during those times :)

They are the following (US Time):

  • Jan 5 – Overview & iPhone Simulator
  • Jan 12 – Your iPhone Biz Card
  • Jan 19 – A Simple Web App
  • Jan 26 – Interactive Scripts
  • Feb 2 – iPhone Native Apps
Philippine Dates:
  • Jan 6 – Overview & iPhone Simulator
  • Jan 13 – Your iPhone Biz Card
  • Jan 20 – A Simple Web App
  • Jan 27 – Interactive Scripts
  • Feb 3 – iPhone Native Apps
Schedule and Details (US):
Dates: Tuesdays, January 5February 2, 2009
Time: 11am Pacific (Seattle) [Other Time Zones]
Duration: 90-120 Minutes
Cost: The LIVE class is FREE for all to attend!
Schedule and Details (Philippines):
Dates: Wednesdays, January 6February 3, 2009
Time: 3am [Manila, Philippines Time Zones - GMT +8]
Check more about it and sign up here:

The course is intended for iPhone entusiasts with very basic programming background.So if you're ineterested in taking a peek at developing iPhone applications through web apps, this "Learn to Build iPhone Web Apps"webinar is for you!

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Bobson Shirt Christmas Giveaway

Merry Christmas, Digital Manila Readers! I'll be making this the simplest DM contest ever.

In the spirit of Christmas, just make a comment below answering "What Christmas means to you?"

And that's all! You have today until December 25 to answer! A participant can only submit a maximum of one entry.

The winner will receive one of Bobson's newest shirt design worth almost P500. It is open to anyone in the whole wide world. But delivery of the shirt is only free within Metro Manila. Shipping to other locations will be shouldered by the winner. If this is your case and you don't want to spend for it, you could send it as a gift to anyone of your family or friends residing in Metro Manila, Philippines!

I'll be having a mystery judge to choose the most sincere and best comment on December 26. I'll make a blogpost on December 27 announcing the winner and the judge.

Join now and get that Bobson Shirt Christmas giveaway from Digital Manila!
You might want to join other contest from my other networks this Christmas season:
* Win
Starbucks Planner 2010 with just one New Year's Resolution from
* Win a Limited Edition
Starbucks USB with a Christmas Wishlist from (soon!)
* Win Thousands of
Red Ribbon Gift Certificates with the Choco Walnut Fudge Holiday Photo Contest from Red Ribbon (soon!)
* Win a
Yummy 2010 Planner from Yummy Magazine through (soon!)
* Win a Bobson Shirt with the meaning of Christmas from Digital Manila
* Win a Samsung Mobile Phone from
Abenson hosted by Digital Manila

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Join Abenson's Paskong Pinoy Online Promo & Win A Samsung Mobile Phone

During this time of the year, we create fancy wishlists to somehow idealize what we want for Christmas. How about making them come true? Abenson is hosting a Paskong Pinoy Online Promo*. Join now and have the chance to win a Samsung Mobile Phone from today until Dec 22, 2009!


1. Log on to and check out the Christmas Packages page and answer this question:

Sa lahat ng Christmas Promo Package ano ang Swak na Swak sa Paskong Pinoy at Bakit?
(Of all the Christmas Promo Packages, which one is most fitting for 'Paskong pinoy' and why)
2. Post your answers here in the comment section. Each of your comment should include a link to Abenson’s Facebook Page – Abenson Paskong Pinoy.

Place this link in your comment :

You might want to become a friend too. :)

3. You could post a maximum of 3 comments within the duration of the contest. However, you could only post 1 comment per day.

4. Last day of posting in the comment section is 11:59pm of December 22, 2009

5. I'll be having two guest judges with me to select one winner based on his/her quality of answer as to why he/she chose that package.

6. Announcement of winner in this blog will be posted in the evening of December 23, 2009

7. Winner of the Abenson Paskong Pinoy promo will get to win a Samsung Mobile Phone! (model to be confirmed soon & updated in this blog).

*For Philippine Residents only

These are the times when I want to participate in my own contests; if only I could. :)

So Digital Manila readers, join now and win that surprise Samsung Mobile Phone from Abenson's Paskong Pinoy Online Promo!

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Abenson's Christmas Packages for Everyone

This season, Abenson’s Christmas packages are bundled to offer everyone the best value for money. Check these out for a peek of the best deals in gadgets and appliances town:

For Lola Tech-savvy

Grandma (and grandpa) techies who want to keep pace with the quirks of modern technology are sure to appreciate the top-notch specs of the Samsung Omnia HD (i8910). Dubbed as the best specified mobile phone to date, its HD video recording and playback feature, 8 megapixel digital camera and large AMoled screen sets a lot of firsts. And in one of Abenson’s special Christmas steals, you can get lolo and lola the Samsung Omnia HD (i8910) for only Php 31,000!

For the Domestic Goddess

With every purchase of Whirlpool WSR11SL, you get a free Whirlpool microwave X2-20MS—and this for only Php 26,996. Now that’s definitely a good way to make your yaya’s Christmas.

For the Aspiring Artistè

He spends his time scouring Quiapo for obscure DVDs and dissecting a short films. So why don’t you do your aspiring artiste of brother a favor by getting him the 32” Sharp 32A37M LCD TV, worth Php 27,998 from Abenson? You also get a 2036 DVD Player for free.

For the Academic Achiever

For the it-girl sister in school, a digicam to capture her shining schoolgirl moments is a great holiday gift. Get your lil’ sis a Canon IXUS 110IS for Php 21,950 and an iPod Shuffle bundled in for free.

For the Home-Theatre Junkie

Your Dad’s wish for a 42” LG LH20 LCD TV (Php 58, 990) can now be fulfilled. A sleek entry-level LCD TV, the LG LH20 feature a 12,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and an 8ms response time. And your dad who’s a home theater junkie can glory in LG's SimpLink technology for connecting compatible cameras and camcorders. And with an additional Php5000, all remote control skirmishes will end with a discounted 22” LH20 LCD TV.

For the Social Butterfly

Mom's busy schedule can now be kept track – while still keeping in touch with the family—with the 16GB Samsung I800 Omnia 2 (Php 29,500). With a sleek 3.7 inch touch screen based on the Windows Mobile Professional 6.1. system, the Samsung I800 Omnia 2 will keep your mom connected in style and organized.

Check out Abenson for your Christmas shopping needs for friends and family. You may call Abenson at 7475057. Branches are in Batangas, Bulacan, Cavite, Cabanatuan, Laguna, Makati, Muntinlupa, Ortigas, Paranaque, Quezon City, Marikina and Rizal.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Paramore Live In Manila

Paramore will have a concert here in Manila. SM Mall of Asia's open grounds will be filled with Paramore fans come March 9, 2010.

You can purchase your tickets in Little Asia restaurant branches:

  • McKinley Hill branch (Venice Piazza Mall)
  • Greenhills branch (Promenade) [727-5265]
  • Tomas Morato branch [373-0609]
You may also contact 0917-8334223 and 0922-8334223 for tickets. Look for Charlemagne Lim.

Ticket Rates (free standing):
VIP (limited): SMS contact above
Gold: P 3,950.00
Silver: P 1,550.00
Bronze: P 550.00
*Photos sourced from Dani.

Touted to be next year's biggest, the Paramore concert is something to be anticipated by music lovers.

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Canon Photo Marathon Winners, UP Oblation Run Set, Eclipse Poster Out

The Canon PhotoMarathon winners has just been announced a few weeks after the event in Tagaytay.

The winners are:

  • Mr. Rommel Enriquez - Overall Winner (EOS 400D) [winning photo inset]
  • Mr. Michael Declaro - Overall 1st Runner-Up (Powershot SD550)
  • Mr. Cesario Silvestre Gacoscosim - DSLR Category (EOS 40D)
  • Mr. Adrian Christian Reyes - Point & Shoot Category (Powershot S3 IS)
Check more about it here.

UP Oblation Run

The UP Oblation Run is in season again! Those who await for it every year or for those who are just curious, it's on December 15, 2009 (Tuesday). Get fit and ready your brawns for the crowd at Palma Hall (AS Walk) in University of the Philippines (UP Diliman).

We are not sure yet which issue/cause they would be carrying this year. It's most probably a toss up between the Maguindanao Massacre or the current state of Martial Law in the same location.

Eclipse Poster is Out

After the Twilight sequel blockbuster New Moon, another Twilight saga is on the horizon.

Coming June 30 of next year, Eclipse promises an interesting development between Edward and Bella - they're getting married, or are they?

The Eclipse movie poster has circulated around the internet which stirred-up further anticipation of the movie.

And this is the 3-in-1 blog of Canon Photo Marathon, UP Oblation Run, and Eclipse movie poster.

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

History and Betrayal

History is one of my least-liked subjects back in school. I despise the fact that I have to memorize names of people I don't know personally - the 'who', the places they have been to - the 'where', and the dates they happened - the 'when'.

On the other hand, I appreciated the 'Why.' I believed that in every thing that occurred, it was caused by something.

And it is interesting to analyze and know 'why it happened'.

Reading a particular blog lately reminded me that what truly transpired in history may not always be how we were molded to perceive it.

Discovering other accounts and perspectives from visiting museums and art galleries can be an eye opener as well.

The recent Zero in Periphery exhibit involving 4 museums and 1 art gallery was one such. Let us take a closer look at some of them.
A striking fact from the Deleted Scenes of the Lopez Memorial Museum which can betray your history would be the fact that more Filipinos were killed between 1899 and 1913, the time of the Americans, than during the centuries-long stay of the Spaniards.
The second museum exhibit is that of Invisible Children at the Museo Pambata. The exhibit is ongoing until December 20, 2009. It focuses on children's rights and the difficulties they are going through.

The middle row shows photos of Imelda Marcos
launching a line of fashion accessories. (Ateneo Art Gallery)

And lastly, the Beyond Media exhibit at the Ateneo Art Gallery showcased photographs which gave snapshots of the past and eventually defining our present day situation. This exhibit is ongoing until December 15, 2009.

* All photos used in this article is sourced from "Zero-in Periphery exhibit" by Janette Toral

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Friday, December 4, 2009

7-Eleven PanaLotto Top Prize is P500,000!

In 7-Eleven's PanaLotto, even small purchases can help you win big! Save your receipts and have a chance to win in Panalo'tto promo from 7-11.

It seems that I'd be frequently buying my favorite P30 siopao asado from 7-11 again :) . And this time, I have to buy two, because with my every 50-peso purchase, it entitles me to a lotto entry I can match or combine to win up to Php7 million worth of prizes! The lotto ticket also entitles customers to freebies or discounts indicated on the printout, it's that easy.

Moreover, they’ve pledged to donate a sum of money to ABS-CBN Foundation Inc. for every top prize winner. Winning combinations will be announced every Wednesday, which will be posted in all 7-Eleven stores and at

Match the number combination announced in stores and online to win. Three out of five numbers nets Php5,000, while four out of five clinches a cool Php10,000. The lucky customer who manages five out of five will walk home richer by Php500,000. Oh my, that's half a million peso!
Get an extra 7-Eleven lotto ticket with every P50 purchase of the following:
- Slurpee Paper Cup 32oz (946mL)
- Big Gulp Cup 32oz (946mL)
- Del Monte Fit N Right Apple 330ml Pet
- Del Monte Fit N Right Pineapple 330ml Pet
- Del Monte Fit N Right Four Seasons 330ml Pet
- Del Monte Fit N Right Pine Orange 330ml Pet
- Del Monte Fit n Right Watermelon 330ml Pet
- Del Monte Fit n Right Grapefruit 330ml Pet
- Del Monte Fit N Right Blueberry Grape 330ml Pet
- Fruitini Orange Carrot+Mixed Fruits Juice Drink 180ml
- Fruitini Broccoli + Mixed Fruits Juice Drink 180ml
- Fruitini Purple Carrot +Mixed Fruits Juice Drink 180ml
- Tropicana Twister Juicy Pulp 1L
- Tropicana Twister Orange PET 1 Liter
- Lipton Iced Tea Lemon 1.5L Pet
- Lipton Red Tea 1.5L Pet
- Pepsi Max PET 1.5 Liter
- Mt. Dew Pet 1.5L
- Gatorade Tropical Fruit 1.5L Pet
- Gatorade Blue Bolt 1.5L Pet
- Selecta Creations Double Dutch 800ml
- Selecta Creations Strawberries N Cream 800ml
- Selecta Creations Very Rocky Road 800ml
- Selecta Creations Cookies n Cream 800ml
- Selecta Creations Quezo Real 800ml
- Selecta Cornetto Coffee Caramel 100ml
- Selecta Gold Hazelnut Brownie 465ml
- Selecta Gold Series Vanilla Almond 465ml
- Selecta Coffee Honeycomb 750ml
- Selecta 3in1+1 Ube Keso Choco Pastillas 1.6L
- San Miguel Beer Pale Pilsen Bottle 320ml
- San Mig Light Bottle 330ml
- Red Horse Stallion 330ml
- GSM Blue 700ml
- Gran Matador Brandy 700ml
- San Mig Cafe 3 in 1 Original 14g
- Magnolia Fresh Milk 250ml
- Lifedrink 4 Seasons 355mL
- Lifedrink Papaya 355mL
- Magnolia Fruitdrink Grape 355mL

Go for the win and have fun by collecting receipts and buying your favorite products at any 7-Eleven branch store this holiday season. I can't wait to join 7-Eleven's PanaLotto! I hope I win. :)

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

9th World Bazaar Festival Starts Anew

This year's 9th World Bazaar Festival starts anew tomorrow as ABS-CBN and Worldbex Services International come together for the longest-running Christmas bazaar in the country.

Starting last week when the contract between the two parties was signed, it was all green lights from then on.

Tomorrow, December 4, 2009, the World Bazaar Festival transform World Trade Center into a Christmas shopping destination for the whole of Metro Manila as they fill its halls with local tiangges and ultimate holiday buys totaling about 600 booths and 20,000 square meters of shopping space. In addition, the organizers decorate the center with Christmas theme and symbols.

“In the World Bazaar Festival, we consider everyone from the organizers, exhibitors to the sponsors – to be part of one family. And it’s because we share the common goal of offering Filipino holiday shoppers with the ultimate shopping paradise,” says Joseph Ang, Founding Chairman of Worldbex Services International.
Kapamilya Values

Part of the proceeds of this year’s World Bazaar Festival will go to Kapit Bisig sa Ilog Pasig. The project which aims to rehabilitate the 17-kilometer river system.

Other World Bazaar activities include the Manila Flair Open (Bottle for Supremacy), musical shows, Christmas decor center, Children’s playland and a night market.

Kapamilya Stars

The 14-day event will also feature the Celebrity Village where shoppers can interact, meet and buy items from their favorite stars. Participating celebrities include George and Cecil’s Judy Ann Santos, Ryan Agoncillo, Gladys Reyes and Christopher Roxas, Umagang Kay Ganda’s Rica Peralejo and Donita Rose, ASAP’s G-Force Dancers and Sheryn Regis, Pinoy Dream Academy’s Cris Pastor and Miguel Mendoza, TV Patrol’s Phoemela Baranda and Gretchen Fullido, Wowowee’s Mariel Rodriguez, Pinoy Big Brother’s Nene Tamayo, Bea Saw, Ruben Gonzaga and Jason Gainza, and Banana Split’s Pokwang, among others.

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You have fourteen solid days to complete your Christmas shopping! Visit the 9th World Bazaar Festival at the World Trade Center from Dec 4 to 16, 2009!

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Friendster Goes Green on Dec 4

The new Friendster has finally revealed its new look and user interface in advance to the online community via a soft launch last night at Greenbelt 3 in Makati City, Philippines perhaps chose the Philippines for being the recognized new social networking capital of the world.

The Green Day

Rolling out mid-day of Decemeber 4, 2009 (GMT +8) worldwide, the new mainly takes on a green and white color theme in contrast to its closest rival's blue and white theme. The Friendster logo with a tilted regular smiley face also gets a rehash into something more flowing. The whole word 'friendster' is also now part of the official logo printed in script-like font
The new Friendster promises more games and interaction as it introduces new features around the concept of 'fun' and 'simplicity'. It also intends to focus and leverage on it's local advantage in terms of knowledge, exposure, and content.

Moreover, it is retaining one of its key features which initially brought in cyberspace's spotlight with it's customizable profile page. In fact, if you are not so much of a 'green' person, you can change the color scheme into blue or customize it to another color.

Friendster Wallet

Furthermore, the new website introduces the concept of Friendster Wallet with Friendster Coins and Friendster Chips. We'll have a separate blog entry discussing these in details. But for now, think of it as your online money with which you could purchase more advanced gaming weapons in addition to the free basic ones. You could also reload the wallet with a pre-paid reloading card.

Here are some photos of how the New Friendster looks like:

Care for some Friendster doughnuts from Krispy Kreme?

Ben Dunn, VP Philippines and Global Head of Brand Experirence, led the New Friendster layout and user interface presentation. Watch out for the release of our podcast interview with Ben Dunn as he answers the questions shot by the Pinoy Popcast group. Carlo Ople and Homer Nievera were also part of the Freindster Philippines team present.

Check out the new Friendster look as it goes green on December 4, 2009.

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