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XSTIG: Trend Micro TrendLabs Tour

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Everyday there are thousands to millions of viruses and trojans that are made and causes a serious security and data problem to the growing population of computer uses especially whose businesses and profession relies on it. And as companies shift from manual to automated systems in their workplaces, there is always the threat of their database and computers to be hijacked, vandalized, and precious information stolen.
That is why we need to have a trusted protection program in our computers that will prevent and block those unwanted virtual parasites that have been a pest for a computer. Here in the Philippines, we can be proud to say that we have a center that deals with these global threats and provide a number of solutions for research, prevention, management and customer service for computer and data users.

DLSU’s New Scholarship Programs

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To make Lasallian education accessible to all, De La Salle University launched new scholarships during its centennial year. The new programs, namely The T.A.F.T. 100 (Top Achievers in the Freshman Test), The Vaugirard Scholarship Program, and Gokongwei Grants are offered to some of the country’s most outstanding students, including those who came from public high schools, and those who are inclined to take engineering programs.   The new scholarship programs were designed to cater to specific groups and to give students the opportunity to have a brighter future.  The T.A.F.T. 100 automatically entitles students who topped the College Entrance Test to a 10 per cent tuition discount. The Vaugirard Scholarship Program is given to 50 deserving public school graduates, who get a full scholarship and Php 10,000 monthly stipend. 

GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV, reigniting Pinoy Pride among Filipinos all over the world

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The Kapuso Network, through its international channels GMA Pinoy TV and GMA Life TV, was undoubtedly at the heart of the Philippine Independence Day celebrations this year as it brought Filipinos from all over the world closer to home through various, highly successful events attended by today’s brightest Kapuso stars.
Records from the different organizers show that the events participated by GMA International attracted the biggest crowds among all the Independence Day celebrations in their respective areas.

MUSIC LYF: RJ Jacinto - RJ Duets (Album)

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RAMON “RJ” JACINTO CELEBRATES 50 YEARS IN MUSIC WITH “RJ DUETS”
He is tagged as the Philippines’ King of Rock and Roll and his music has influenced generations. Legendary guitarist/singer/composer/music icon Ramon “RJ” Jacinto celebrates his 50 fantastic years in music with another milestone, an album entitled “RJ Duets.”
“RJ Duets” is an album of collaborations featuring top Filipino artist like Jose Mari Chan, Rene Garcia of Hotdog, Ely Buendia (Pupil and formerly of the Eraserheads), Raimund Marasigan (Sandwich, Eraserheads), Noel Cabangon, Nyoy Volante, Richard Poon and Sitti as well as international artists John Ford Coley of England Dan and John Ford Coley; John Gummoe of The Cascades, The Ventures, Marty Grebb and Dennis Tufano (formerly of The Buckinghams) and Bobby Kimball of Toto.

No Shortcuts to Victory this July on BeTV!

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JUSTIFIED Season 2 ended with Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins, The Shield), an old friend and nemesis of Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant, Deadwood, Hitman), returning to the criminal life.  In Season 3, Raylan faces Crowder and some unfinished family business of his own when he is reassigned to Kentucky. Catch Justified Season 3 every Sunday at 9:50 p.m. starting July 15, only on beTV.

REEL DEAL: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Ruffus Sewel SPOTLIGHT

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RUFUS SEWELL PLAYS ÜBER-NASTY VAMPIRE IN “ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER”
Seth Grahame-Smith’s historical and mythical fruition “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” adapted into film by acclaimed filmmakers Timur Bekmambetov and Tim Burton introduces Honest Abe (played by Benjamin Walker), America’s 16th president as a vampire slayer who is pitted against Rufus Sewell’s Adam, the movie’s main vampire antagonist.
Adam’s character didn’t appear in the original book but, in the writing of the screenplay, evolved out of a need to create a key focus for Lincoln’s fight. Adam, played by Rufus Sewell, is a creature of almost limitless power.  “I see him as a kind of president of the vampires, “adds Sewell. 
Author-screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith, who created the character especially for the film, as its central villain, was attracted to the idea of someone who has existed for untold millennia. “I wondered what it would be like to live for hundreds of thousands of years – to have been around since…

New Kapuso hunk Benjamin Alves nervous on first kissing scene

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Benjamin Alves, the latest addition to GMA Network’s roster of stars, was presented to some members of the entertainment press today after he was officially welcomed to the Kapuso network on Sunday, June 24, in the afternoon musical variety program Party Pilipinas.
During the interview, Benjamin talked about his on-going movie project “Guni Guni,” a production of Regal Films slated to hit theatres this August.  He stars in the film alongside the beautiful and talented Kapuso actress Lovi Poe.
Asked about how it was working with Lovi, Benjamin was all-praises for the actress.
"Lovi is such a nice person.  I'm so lucky to have such a big [project] and to have Lovi as my leading lady.  She keeps me at ease.  The biggest adjustment for me was that I can't relax as normally as I can.  Seeing Lovi being relaxed, being down to earth and being someone that I can talk to, nakakagaan talaga ng loob," he said.

REEL DEAL: D' Daily Ratings - June 26, 2012

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COMPARATIVE PROGRAM RATINGS PERFORMANCE SUMMARYMega Manila HouseholdsJune 26, 2012 (Mon)Note: Ratings gap is based on average program rating and not exact overlap.Source: Nielsen Phils. TAM (Arianna); overnight ratings



DLSU’s Newest Building, the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall

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DLSU culminates its 100 year anniversary with a lot of innovations in Philippine education. And one of them is opening a one of kind center for learning that is an architectural marvel but also earth friendly.
Named in honor of the Philippine retail magnate, the Henry Sy, Sr. Hall of De La Salle University is the first major building under the Centennial Renewal Plan, a long-term development master plan to rationalize the whole University’s campus setup and respond to the need for more space for research and learning.
The building was blessed on June 16, 2012 as part of the culminating centennial activities of the University. The Sy family attended the blessing.

REEL DEAL: Big Miracle - Drew Barymore Q&A

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DREW BARRYMORE PLAYS “RACHEL” IN KEN KWAPIS’ BIG MIRACLE
Drew Barrymore embodies versatility, having added to her status as one of the film business’ most popular leading ladies by becoming a successful producer and director. 
In her new movie Big  Miracle she plays Greenpeace activist Rachel Kramer. Rachel is what you would call an extremist. She will go to any lengths to stop big oil companies from harming the environment, including showing up uninvited at meetings with a bull horn. When Rachel (reporter Adam's ex-girlfriend) finds out about a family of trapped gray whales, she turns all of her attention to getting them freed.
Born in Culver City, California, into a revered family of actors that includes, among many others, her grandfather John Barrymore and grand-uncle Lionel Barrymore, she started performing in commercials before her first birthday.  At age six, she was chosen by director (and godfather) Steven Spielberg to co-star as Gertie in his (at the time) small-scale featu…

MUSIC LYF: Coca Cola Anywhere In The World

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The Anthem for the London 2012 Olympic Games
Track Features GRAMMY Award Winner Mark Ronson And 2011 Mercury Prize Nominee, Katy B
"Sport is music in the way that it has so many different natural rhythms... when I was recording the athletes I wasn't really thinking of them in terms of athletes performing a sport, I was thinking of them as people in an orchestra." Mark Ronson
Fusing the sounds of sport and music. Anywhere in the World, the anthem for the Coca-Cola London 2012 Olympic campaign launched globally today. Available for purchase online, the exclusive track is the centerpiece of the brand's Move to the Beat™ campaign.

PAGTUTULUNGAN.ORG: Atletes in Action Run For School Kids in Iligan

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Even after almost half a year, the victims of the Typhoon last December is still in a recovery stage, and as the school year starts this June, there is the scarcity of classrooms for students. 
To raise funds for the rehabilitation of schools in Iligan City that were destroyed by Typhoon Sendong, an international humanitarian-sports organization is holding a running event on July 7.
Titled "Schools Run for School Rooms" (SRSR), the run led by Athletes in Action (AIA) will be participated in by student runners from major universities in Metro Manila, groups from government agencies, private corporations and chirches, as well as running enthusiasts.
The run will be held at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. Assembly of participants is at 4 am., as gun start at 5am.

MUSIC LYF: THE WANTED - Chasing the Sun (single)

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THE WANTED charmers Max George, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness, Tom Parker and Nathan Sykes are back to make fan girls swoon over the globe again. The British-Irish boy band who brought us mind-blowing singles like “All Time Low”, “Glad You Came” and “Gold Forever” presents us with their latest offering --- a self-titled Special Edition EP called The Wanted. The album comprises material from The Wanted's two studio albums, The Wanted (2010) and Battleground (2011), plus the new songs “Satellite” and "Chasing the Sun". The latter is set to be the theme song for this year’s Ice Age 4: Continental Drift. No other song in the world could have been more apt this rainy season than this hot new single. How could you go wrong with lyrics like ‘When the daylight’s fading, we’re gonna play in the dark till it’s golden again’? --- definitely an awesome tune to break the drizzly weather in Manila.

XSTIG: TOSHIBA's New Generation TVs, PCs, and New Brand Ambassador

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With new brand ambassador Ms. Solenn Heussaff, Toshiba launches a leading-edge large-screen glasses-free 3D TV, a new Power TV series, and new notebook PCs -
Toshiba Philippines Inc. demonstrated today the power of its tagline, “Leading Innovation”, with the launch of its new generation of products for the Philippines: leading-edge large-screen, glasses-free 3D TV; a new Power TV series; and a new generation of notebook PCs, including the Z Series Ultrabook. The company also introduced its new brand ambassador for the Philippines, Ms. Solenn Heussaff.

REEL DEAL: D' Daily Ratings - June 25, 2012

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COMPARATIVE PROGRAM RATINGS PERFORMANCE SUMMARYMega Manila HouseholdsJune 25, 2012 (Mon)Note: Ratings gap is based on average program rating and not exact overlap.Source: Nielsen Phils. TAM (Arianna); overnight ratings


3M Philippines goes hand-in-hand with Make Believe Productions in celebrating young, creative minds

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With its Post-it® and Scotch® Brands, 3M Philippines supports youth creativity and self-expression by partnering with Make Believe Productions in this year’s summer workshops for kids. 
Various activities such as Small Tales: Storytelling and Crafts for Kids; Little Fashionista: Fashion and Crafts for Girls; Camp Rock: Singing and Songwriting for Kids; and Superhero Art: Cool Drawing and Crafts for Kids were conducted during the 12-day long workshop. To conclude the summer program, Make Believe Productions recently held its culminating activities at Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street, Maria Montessori, and Imagine That! Creative Play Space in Three Salcedo, Makati City.

GMA Network welcomes world boxing champ

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GMA Network hosted a grand homecoming party for Kapuso boxing champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao last June 16 at the Midas Hotel. No less than the Kapuso Network’s top officers were present to welcome the host of GMA’s Saturday game show Manny, Many Prizes. Photo shows Pacquiao (second from l) with (from l) GMA Network President and COO Gilberto R. Duavit, Jr., GMA Network Chairman and CEO lawyer Felipe L. Gozon, and GMA Network EVP and Chief Financial Officer Felipe S. Yalong. 

ACADEMY OF ROCK: Where Great Musicians Are Born

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As an institution which strongly believes in holistic learning, Academy Of Rock (AOR) provides a conducive environment for students to build and develop their character, inspire creativity and forge lasting relationships through the process of learning.

In the 5 years that we have been in operation, AOR’s successes and achievements have exceeded all expectations. In 2011, we were awarded the Promising SME 500 2012 from Small Medium Business Association (SMBA), Singapore. We distinguish ourselves from many other music institutions by ensuring that our teachers are internationally certified to conduct music lessons. It is part of AOR’s culture to expose students to a diverse range of musical experiences as such our students are given opportunities to perform at world-class art venues locally as well as abroad. 

GMA Films’ ‘The Road’ out in DVD, Blu-ray this July

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If you think the thrill brought about by GMA Films' (@GMAFilms) 2011 movie "The Road" (@OfficialTheRoad) is over, you're dead wrong!
After sending chills down the spine of Filipino movie viewers in November 2011 and invading the mainstream U.S.market last May, the Yam Laranas (@yamlaranas) thriller is coming out in DVD and Blu-ray formats in the United Statesnext month.
In a phone conversation with the film's director Yam Laranas, he explained that both the regular DVD and the Blu-ray formats will contain additional features apart from the main film, although the Blu-ray will have more features including the complete "The Making of The Road" video.
The DVD and Blu-ray editions will be available in Amazon, Wal-Mart, Red Box and all DVD outlets in the U.S.

JUAN MINUTE : Marvin Agustin and Artista Academy

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From actor, chef, restaurateur, concert producer and all-around, Marvin Agustin takes the lead as host/advisor of TV5’s Artista Academy
Coming in full circle, the cute teen heartthrob from ABS-CBN’s “Star Circle” had become a multi-awarded Actor, TV Host, restaurateur, chef, concert producer, all-around businessman and now a host advisor.  From ABS-CBN to GMA-7 now on the Kapatid Network, Marvin Agustin pushes the envelope further as he takes the big leap of sharing his accomplishments as an actor-chef-restaurateur now as the lead host of TV5’s Artista Academy.
Best to show a timeless star that continues to gain respect in showbiz, Marvin will host the biggest and most anticipated Kapatid Network’s Artista Academy talent search. “TV5 through Perci Intalan and Wilma Galvante offered me to do Artista Academy”, says Marvin during an interview with The Philippine Daily Inquirer. He felt that it was the perfect reality show for him after the steadfast lead among his contemporaries in showbiz…

REEL DEAL: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter RED CARPET PREMIERE

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THE HUNTERS AND THE HUNTED WALK DOWN THE RED CARPET IN NEW YORK FOR ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER
Get ready for this year’s badass vampire movie when “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” opens on July 4 in Philippine cinemas (in 2D and 3D format).  The movie stars Benjamin Walker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rufus Sewell, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Jimmi Simpson and Erin Wasson.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER explores the secret life of America’s 16th president, and the untold story that shaped our nation. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (director of “Wanted”) bring a fresh voice to the bloodthirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history's greatest hunter of the undead.

JUAN MINUTE SPOTLIGHT: Daniel Padilla

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Teen Pop stars come and go, sometimes unremembered by the public. And some of them I don't know of, even their names although I am updated with entertainment news. But I would like to take note of the new actor Daniel Padilla and how he is making waves in the industry and also with an insane number of fans and followers.
Daniel Padilla is the son of Rommel Padilla and Karla Estrada and the nephew of the "Bad Boy" of Philippine Cinema, Robin Padilla. Born April 26, 1995 and currently part of the ABS CBN Teleserye "Princess and I" as Gino.

REEL DEAL: Behind the Scenes of "Princess and I"

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With teleseryes left and right might bore you with the same formula of story plot, ABS CBN's Princess and I have proven to be a cut above the regular Primetime programming. And to make a unique show is not easy, as this involves a lot of conceptualizing, taping, editing, and more. This one I say had the potential being a hit given the plot and production. 

With just on its first 8 weeks, it has garnered an average of almost 40% TV ratings, interestingly enough, is also one of the shows that I was anticipating this year. Now we get to know more about the stars behind the "royal" teleserye.

DIVA Universal Heats Up Screens With Hot Guys Who Cook

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The kitchen will not be the only place steaming up when Hot Guys Who Cook premieres on 25th June @ 9pm. Viewers can expect a feast for their eyes and appetite as this DIVA Universal original brings up close and personal 18 of our favourite hottest guys from around Asia, over six episodes. 
Each half-hour episode will sizzle with three Hot Guys each cooking their signature dish under seven minutes. While slaving over a stove, the guys will be sharing endearing stories and anecdotes on cooking and some personal experiences, making Hot Guys Who Cook a delicious series a must-watch.

Protégé Grand Winner, KRIZZA NERI launches first self-titled album

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The protégé and the mentor finally released the highly-anticipated self-titled album, Krizza. “Krizza” features most requested songs from Protégé and OPM originals composed by the music icons of today. The carrier single, “Ba’t Di Ko Ba Nasabi” is the original soundtrack from GMA-7’s The Good Daughter. The album has 10 tracks with 2 OPM remakes showing the soulful, edgy and R&B distinct voice of Krizza Neri at her best. 
Grand Winner Mentor, Actress and Singer-Songwriter Aiza Seguerra produced the album under her own label Blackbird Music and contributed two original tracks, “Kung Malalaman Mo” and “Look My Way”. “I am extremely happy also that some of the songs from Protégé most requested by viewers are included in the album”, says Aiza. 
The mentor shares a song of longing with guitar-accompaniment with “Look My Way” with lyrics from Joel Trinidad creating a beautiful romantic pop-soulful tune. Singer-Composer Nyoy Volante (“No More You and Me”) and Laarni Matta Macaraeg (“Dahil S…

Roderick Paulate goes beyond looks in looking for his 'Protege'

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Multi-awarded actor and comedian Roderick Paulate will be joining other entertainment industry veterans Jolina Magdangal, Ricky Davao, Philip Salvador and Gina Alajar in searching for the next ultimate protege via the GMA-7 artista search "Protege: The Battle for the Big Artista Break."
Although the search is slated to begin airing in July, as early as now, each of the mentors have already spent days screening tens of thousands of hopefuls coming from all over the Philippines.

REEL DEAL: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Linkin Park Soundtrack

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LINKIN’ PARK IN “ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER” MUSIC TRAILER
In anticipation of the upcoming theatrical release of Twentieth Century Fox’s 3D action adventure “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” director Timur Bekmambetov has created a special music trailer featuring multi-platinum alternative rock band Linkin Park. The music trailer can now be seen online at www.youtube.com/user/linkinparktv and at 20th Century Fox’s (Phils.) YouTube page http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVGeTN9T4_s&list=UU-JrjBL_iZAn5wjEsw9nRYA&index=1&feature=plcp.

MUSIC LYF: Richard Poon - The Crooner's Songbook (Album)

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Since he released his debut album “I’ll Take Care of You”, Richard Poon changed the music landscape in the country with his own take of the standards, making more people, not just the older generation, appreciate the genre. No wonder he has been tagged as the multi-platinum crooner as his follow-up album “For You” also reached the platinum mark. His third record “I’ll Be Seeing You” also garnered success as it entered the charts of leading retail stores in the country.
Recognizing his achievements through the years, MCA Music (Universal Music Philippines), the number 1 music label in the Philippines gathers his greatest hits via the album “The Crooner’s Songbook: The Best of Richard Poon.” From his official singles to most requested songs during his gigs and concerts, reminisce the old times with Richard Poon’s take on the standards and some originals. 
Songs included in the album are: “All of Me”, “Moon River”, “Blue Moon”, “Portrait of My Love”, “Kahit Maputi Na Ang Buhok Ko”, “The La…

Success of One True Love continues As Viewers Get hooked on series

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GMA Network’s latest primetime drama, One True Love, instantly captivated the hearts of TV audiences after posting high numbers during its pilot week, according to data from the industry’s widely trusted ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.
Based on overnight household data recorded in Mega Manila from June 11 to 15, One True Love scored 38.4 share points, ahead of ABS-CBN’s Dahil Sa Pag-ibig’s 35.2 points and TV5’s Runaway’s 10 points. Mega Manila comprises 58 percent of total television households nationwide.