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REEL DEAL: Teens Wanted In "Love Bite"

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A fresh twist on the definitive monster comedy movie, “Love Bite” is about to let loose its fangs to prey on the flesh of young and healthy teenage boys in the sleepy small town of Rainmouth. 
Starring Ed Speelers (“Eragon”) and Jessica Szohr (“Gossip Girl,” “The Internship”), “Love Bite” finds Jamie (Speelers) along with his teenage friends living in their putrescent seaside town looking for more opportunities to get laid.  But in a town in which everyone knows everyone else, that’s easier said than done.

Buy Movie and Event Tickets Online with SM Cinema, SM Tickets, and VISA

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Skip the long lines and buy movie and event tickets with just a few clicks. SM Cinema, the largest movie exhibitor in the country to date, and SM Tickets have made it possible for users to get tickets wherever they are, whenever they want, in an easy and secure way. To top it off, VISA has added an exciting twist to the online ticket buying experience through the SM Cinema and SM Tickets Online Raffle.
From October 21 to December 31, 2013, registered users of smcinema.com and smtickets.com will get a chance to win smartphones, tablets, and more – weekly.

Five Advantages for Homeowners using genuine Hardieflex

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It’s no joke to build a home nowadays. You are not just building a shelter but a legacy and an inheritance. A home is your family’s safe haven—it’s where you make a lifetime of memories and enjoy each other’s company in peace and security.
As a homeowner taking care of your family’s welfare and safety, you need to be assured that the building material you’re using for your house is good enough; you need it to be strong against harsh weather, termites, and other potential causes of damage; and you need it to be durable and long-lasting. Your family deserves nothing less.

REEL DEAL: "X-Men: Days of Future Past" Global Debut Tonight at 9PM Manila Time

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The much anticipated global debut of the full trailer of “X-Men: Days of Future Past” will go live tonight at 9:00pm, Manila time at this link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v108V0Bkgik.
The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original “X-Men” film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from “X-Men: First Class,” in an epic battle that must change the past – to save our future.

Green Cross provides Anton del Rosario active protection against Dengue

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Athletes don’t leave any stones unturned. Take football hero Anton del Rosario for instance. The booter, who currently plays for Kaya (a team under the United Football League) and used to be one of the more prominent faces in the national football team Azkals, is already on the soccer field even before sunrise. With training that lasts until late in the afternoon six times a week, there is no question with regard to Anton’s commitment in being the best in the game.
But being outdoors for such a lengthy period of time and in various weather conditions—from scorching heat to pounding rain—poses a host of challenges, such as heatstroke and physical injury. Another is being bitten by dengue-lamok and contracting the dreaded disease. The risk inevitably increases when athletes have to compete in various sports venues across the country and Asia. Because of dengue, his ex-teammate from Azkals OJ Porteria missed the AFF Suzuki Cup, the tournament which Anton played in 2010.

REEL DEAL: Metallica Through The Never REVIEW

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Hard core fans of legendary rock band Metallica will rejoice with the opening of Metallica: Through the Never on October 23 in all SM Cinema branches nationwide. The film is written by the award winning Nimrad Antar, and stars Metallica themselves, a thousand roaring Metallica fans and Dane DeHaan. The film brings together live footage, editing techniques and a compelling narrative to tell the story of a band crew member on a mission to be accomplished during Metallica’s sold out concert. Along the way, his life takes a 360-degree turn. 

Metallica Through The Never shares the same title with Metallica’s song from their 1991 Black album. The adventure weaves together the actual plot of the movie with a series of the band’s concert footages from a series of concerts in 2012. Metallica Through the Never made its world premiere in the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.  

Metallica Through The Never is brought to you by CinExclusive by SM Cinema. Now Showing in Theaters.

ART IS A BANG: Rak of Aegis

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Their songs have been the favorite of the masses as a favorite videoke choice as well as singing contest piece. As of of the iconic bands of the Philippines, it would be fitting that their song would also be interpreted in a different stage, theater. This 2014, the music of Aegis will be

A rock comedy musical using the songs of Aegis will tackle Filipino resilience, or how the country faces and resolves compromising situations, whether this be a natural disaster or a broken heart. Set in a subdivision that has been flooded for two months, “Rak of Aegis” will revolve around the love interests of the main characters, whose names are derived from those of Aegis band members as a tribute to the Filipino novelty rock group that made waves 90’s.

Catch it on March 7, 2014, Friday, 8pm at the PETA Theater. For ticket reservations, contact the ff:

Marlon - 09065750057 Stan - 09158112407 Zita - 09273571986 Real - 09175277325



REEL DEAL: Genius Dog Adopts A Boy In Dreamworks Animation's "Mr. Peobody and Sherman"

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From DreamWorks Animation, makers of global hit franchise films such as “Shrek,” Madagascar” and “How to Train Your Dragon” comes another high-flying adventure film “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” (3D) – an endearing story about a man’s best friend and his adopted boy. “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” is about to take the world in a wild ride through history as the world’s smartest dog, Mr. Peabody and his adopted human son, Sherman embark on an outrageous iconic adventure of all time.

Let The Dark Magical World of Thor Come Alive With Marvel's 'Thor: The Dark World' Movie Magazine

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Leap into a world of fantasy and adventure as one of this year’s hottest movies, Marvel's Thor: the Dark World premieres with its official movie magazine brought to fans and readers by ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc.
In Marvel's Thor: The Dark World, the Official Movie Magazine, get an exclusive behind-the-scenes scoop on the highly-anticipated Marvel production in this movie collectible, with details on the movie’s heroes and villains, interviews with the cast, and experiences behind the locations that were set up to film out-of-this-world scenes.
Also featured in the magazine is a chance to look into the magical weapons wielded by the forces of Asgard, including Mjolnir, Thor’s legendary hammer. Aside from all that, an exclusive 20-page comic on the Mighty Avenger and a back-to-back poster can also be found in the pages of Marvel's Thor: The Dark World.

REEL DEAL: "The Conselor" Look Book

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In legendary director Ridley Scott’s riveting drama “The Counselor,” Michael Fassbender plays a respected lawyer who makes a shady, illegal business deal. His life unravels as he becomes embroiled in a brutal criminal underworld. One bad choice has grave consequences.
The film, written by Cormac McCarthy, also stars Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt releases its latest online photo collection.  Click here to check “The Counselor” Look Book: https://www.facebook.com/20thcenturyfoxphilippines/app_153992438143470

Kobe and Andre Paras sign deal with Kapuso Network

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Basketball heartthrobs Kobe and Andre Paras signed an exclusive contract today with GMA Network Inc.
Present in the contract signing were GMA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Felipe L. Gozon, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Felipe S. Yalong,  Officer In-Charge of Entertainment TV Lilybeth G. Rasonable, Vice President for Entertainment Marivin T. Arayata, Vice President for Drama Redgie A. Magno, Assistant Vice President for Alternative Productions Gigi S. Lara, Assistant Vice President for Corporate Communications Angel Javier - Cruz; Assistant Vice President for Talent Branding and Imaging Simoun S. Ferrer, Program Manager Charles Koo, and father of Kobe and Andre, Benjie Paras.

REEL DEAL: The Book of Life SPOTLIGHT

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20th Century Fox & Reel FX Animation Studios cast CHANNING TATUM and ZOË SALDANA  in “THE BOOK OF LIFE”
20th Century Fox Animation and Reel FX Animation Studios announced casting for the companies’ animated comedy “The Book of Life,” which 20th Century Fox releases in theaters worldwide on October 2014.
“The Book of Life” stars Channing Tatum, Zoë Saldana, Diego Luna, Christina Applegate, Ice Cube, Kate del Castillo and Ron Perlman, produced by acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and directed by Jorge Gutierrez. Gutierrez also wrote the screenplay with Doug Langdale.

REEL DEAL: Cameron Diaz Devours In The Crime Thriller "The Counselor"

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Renowned filmmaker Ridley Scott whose genre-defying films such as “Gladiator,” “Black Hawk Down,” “Alien” and “American Gangster” takes the crime-thriller genre a notch higher in his latest movie “The Counselor.”
“The Counselor” brings together a dream cast that includes Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Brad Pitt.  The characters co-exist in the dark, tough and merciless world of drug cartel where a lawyer known only as the Counselor (Fassbender) is lured into the excitement, danger and easy-money of drug-trafficking, but finds that his momentary decision leads him on a downward spiral of unstoppable events and fatal consequences. The Counselor finds himself way out of his depth when an unplanned series of events lead to tragic consequences for both him and his fiancée, Laura (Penélope Cruz).  Cruz’s real-life husband, Javier Bardem plays Reiner, a larger-than-life nightclub owner who brings The Counselor into the shady deal.

Fresh, young filmmakers and outdoor movie screening highlight the first ever NuCinema: NUVALI Outdoor Film Festival

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Flowers in full bloom. Families enjoying sweet and leisurely time together in the park. Young lovers by the lake caught in the giddy thrills of first romance. Captured on film, these images of man and nature beautifully co-existing are a joy to watch.
On October 26, the fifteen (15) finalists of the first ever NuCinema: NUVALI Short Film Competition will be revealed.
Mounted in association with the Asia Pacific Film Institute, SkyCable and Ayala Cinemas, The NuCinema NUVALI Short Film Competition aims to uplift, promote, and celebrate the local film industry and help new talents as well to realize their dreams of becoming filmmakers.

MUSIC LYF: MATCHBOX TWENTY Lights Up Manila Stage on November 8

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Anyone who grew up in the ‘90s would attest that it was the best decade ever. From the unique catchphrases (“As if”, “Whatever”, “Wassup”) to the grunge fashion statements, from epic films to memorable sitcoms, from the birth of the Walkman® to the most defining moments of ‘90s music --- hands down as it had witnessed the rise of some of the most incredible bands and artists of all time.
This November 8th, be ready to be taken back to the glory years of the ‘90s as popular American pop rock group Matchbox Twenty lights up the stage of the Mall of Asia Arena with nothing but their greatest and most unforgettable hits.
Rob Thomas, Paul Doucette, Kyle Cook and Brian Yale collectively known as Matchbox Twenty brought us smash hits such as “Push”, “Bent,” “Unwell”, “If You’re Gone” and “Smooth”. Part of their tour repertoire is from their latest North album which includes the singles “Our Song”, “Put Your Hands Up” and “She’s So Mean.”

Bet On Your Baby Praised, Tops Ratings With Pilot Episode

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Ratings and feedback revealed that ABS-CBN’s newest game show “Bet On Your Baby” proved to be an instant hit among television viewers with a well-received pilot episode that aired last Saturday (October 19).
Based on data from Kantar Media, “Bet On Your Baby” premiered to garner a national TV rating of 26.1%, nearly doubling that of its rival program, GMA’s “24 Oras Weekend,” which earned 14.4%.
Aside from that, the show’s official hashtag #BetOnYourBabyPH soared to the top of Twitter’s trending lists all over the country, paired with positive reviews and praises for the program.

MUSIC LYF: TomDen thrills on new GMA Records album

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When the smash pairing of Tom Rodriguez and Dennis Trillo broke primetime TV convention to steal the hearts of millions of Filipinos, history was rewritten.  Not only did this unlikely twosome made their characters Eric and Vincent one of the most adored couples on national TV, their welcome arrival on the scene comes at a time when the hotly contested issue of gay marriage continues to rage on.  The My Husband’s Lover tandem confronted stereotypes to open up the overlooked idea that love is universal in whatever form it takes.  And it manifests even on their new record, TomDen.
Crafted with the intent to tell Eric and Vincent’s story in a format that is just as authentic on the screen, the duo exhibits a generous helping of romance through tender tunes under the guidance of seasoned producers and songwriters.
Opening track “One More Try” sets the tone throughout the album.  It shows the duo’s resolve underneath the delicate ballad, harmonizing and intertwining their warm vocals to comp…

Fun Fan and Funny At Solaire This October!

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Octoberfest is not the only thing that is hot this month as Solaire brings the Fan, Fun and Funny to a whole new level.

Starting with the Playboy Playmate of the Year Pool Party with the very sexy playmates that brings summer in the chill of the rainy season.

With the super KPOP group Super Junor having their super show here in Manila. Every fan is going gaga with the Korean revolution and definitely fans will love the KPOP Promo rates at Solaire!

And finally, the proud Filipino-American Actor Rob Schneider will be here in the Philippines for his first stand up comedy show ! These monumental events will take place in the newest and fabulous entertainment and gaming center in the Philippines, Solaire Hotel and Casino!

BPI Family Strengthens Tie-up with Go Negosyo, Promotes Filipino Entrepreneurship

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BPI Family Savings Bank (BFSB) strengthens its partnership with top entrepreneurship advocate, Go Negosyo, at the 12th Filipino Franchise Show at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

With the commitment of encouraging Filipinos to engage in entrepreneurship, BFSB – through BPI Family Ka-Negosyo Loans – brings affordable financing closer to more Filipinos as it supports the Go Negosyo advocacy. For more information on how you can start your own business, visit www.bpiloans.com or any of the more than 800 BPI and BPI Family Savings Bank branches nationwide.

Makati After Dark: Run and Survive Hallowfest

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Halloween’s Biggest Street Festival
On October 31, Halloween night, hordes of the undead will rise and party with the living as J.R. Usi Presents, MAKATI AFTER DARK: RUN and SURVIVE HALLOWFEST, the grandest and most exciting Halloween party of the year.
With 3,000 zombies in a “FANTASY RUN” designed and directed to feel like a movie set, the run promises to give participants the most thrilling experience right at the heart of Makati’s financial business district.
Coinciding with the FANTASY RUN is an ALL-NIGHT STREET FESTIVAL adjacent to the race course featuring several TOP LOCAL BANDS, DJ’s, CAR SHOW, GTMACCON PINOY KOMIKS and COSPLAYERS CONVENTION, MERCATO CENTRALE FOOD FEST, and several other side pocket events to keep you up ‘til sunrise!

Aljur Abrenica Says "Come and Get Me"

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Aljur has indeed come a long way from being a simple guy joining a reality show, and now as a established Kapuso and is venturing into the music scene. This GMA Artist Center prime artist returns to the concert scene this November 7, 2013 at the Music Museum. This will also mark the road to his upcoming album that will be produced by MCA Music. Dubbed as "Come And Get Me", supporters of Aljur are in for a special treat as he is expected to perform tracks and medleys that he personally chose.
Unknown to many, Aljur says that he is really a singer even before showbiz, having a band back then was one of his passions and then came stardom. One of the songs he will perform is a composition of his father. This will also be his first concert where he is joined by his brother Vin who won in a star search in TV5.

FASHIONISTA: Street Action with Converse CONS KA-II

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In the urban jungle that is the city, it is the streets where most of activities transpire, not within the sedate buildings and structures that flank them. From London to Hong Kong, from Manhattan to Manila, one can feel the distinct, pulsating energy as people negotiate the streets, avoiding collisions, taking in the scene, or rushing toward their destinations.

For artists and creative instigators, the street is an inexhaustible source of inspiration, with its graffiti, geometric lines and ever-present denizens asserting their own individuality through fashion and other forms of visual expression. For skateboarders and bicycle enthusiasts, the streets offer infinite possibilities of adventure.

Gabay Guro Invites Teachers To The Biggest Grand Gathering Yet!

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Sign up to be part of the biggest tribute event for teachers, happening on October 26 at the Mall of Asia Arena!
As a way of giving back to the teachers, PLDT-Smart Foundation’s Gabay Guro program is holding the biggest event that pays tribute to teachers. The Grand Gathering brings the teachers together for an event featuring some of the biggest celebrities like Edu Manzano, Derek Ramsay, Martin Nievera, Pops Fernandez, Judy Ann Santos, Anne Curtis, Marian Rivera, Ryzza Mae, Rocco Nacino, plus a special tribute by Regine Velasquez.

MUSIC LYF: Union J

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IS there room for another boyband? 900,000 Twitter followers certainly think so.
Like some of their pop counterparts, Union-J were brought together by the X-Factor. Jaymi Hensley, Josh Cuthbert, and JJ Hamblett were Triple J before the show made the brilliant decision to add George Shelley, giving us Union J. They proved to the UK whilst being on the show they have the aesthetics and attributes of a boy band – but now it’s time for them to start being one.
Since reaching X-Factor's semi-finals, it has been non-stop for the boys. Two months away from releasing their debut single, the hype for them is evident as they’ve just signed a major book deal with Penguin. But little more than a year ago, their lives were all very different.
Jamie ‘JJ’ Hamblett's lifelong ambition was always to be a jockey before his path took a different turn. He used to spend his days grooming and riding horses near his home in Newmarket before his big break. "It was a very different life,” admitted J…

HEALTHY LYF: Dengue Tops Moms Most Feared Diseases

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Together with the common flu, typhoid, hepatitis, among others, dengue is up there in the list as one of the most dreaded diseases that moms worry their kids may contract. Unlike the other illnesses mentioned, dengue doesn’t have a vaccine that can provide immediate protection.
Prevalent in tropical countries such as the Philippines, dengue affects people differently. While others may stop at having flu-like symptoms such as high fever and muscle-and-joint pains and rash, others suffer life-threatening complications. A few succumb to Dengue Shock Syndrome, in which the patient’s white blood cells drop to a dangerous level, leading to internal bleeding. In some of these cases, dengue becomes fatal.
While it is true that all people, regardless of age, can be infected with dengue, statistics from the Department of Health’s National Epidemiology Center show that it is children and adolescents who are hit the hardest. Almost half of the dengue cases last year were from 5 to 14 years old age …

Jardine Home Pest Solutions expands product distribution nationwide

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MORE homeowners now have access to effective, quality, and safe products that defend their home against disease-carrying pests, thanks to the nationwide distribution expansion of Jardine Home Pest Solutions.
Jardine Distribution, Inc. (JDI), markets and distributes products that are proven to be effective against rats and mice; roaches, mosquitoes, and other flying insect pests. Best of all, these products are safe to use at home and do not compromise health and the environment.

REEL DEAL: "Son Of God" Will Rise In 2014

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The “Son of God” will rise in cinemas from the pages of the bestselling book of all time, the Bible, which tells the story of Jesus, the greatest story ever told for a whole new generation.
Inspired by History Channel’s phenomenal miniseries “The Bible” which averaged 15 million viewers per episode, “Son of God” is the larger-than-life stand-alone story of Jesus told with scope and scale of an action epic from the producing couple Mark Burnett and (actress) Roma Downey.  “Son of God” is a powerful and inspirational major motion picture event that takes us back to the oppressive Roman era when Jesus is born to Mary and Joseph until his crucifixion and resurrection.

REEL DEAL: Zambezia

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They’ll have to wing it, in this bird city!
On the edge of a majestic waterfall, in the heart of Africa, lies the amazing bird city of Zambezia, led by wise and battle-tested Sekhuru (Leonard Nimoy). Our young falcon hero Kai (Jeremy Suarez) leaves his remote outpost against his father (Samuel L. Jackson) whishes join the prestigious Hurricane defense flyers fiercely trained by Ajax (Jeff Goldblum) to patrol the skies keeping Zambezia safe. Kai’s father goes after him but is captured as the scheming iguana lizard Budzo (Jim Cummings) conspires to attack the sanctuary. Kai and soul mate Zoe (Abigail Breslin) will need to gather all their flying skills along with a big dose of diplomacy to save the city from Budzo’s deadly plot.

HERO Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Transforming Filipinos to Heroes

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This concert is to celebrate and honor and give thanks to our new heroes- (corporate and individuals) who have gone out of their way to provide educational assistance to the children- dependent siblings - orphans of our soldiers killed or totally incapacitated due to enemy action for all these years.
But more importantly, this event is to recognize the sacrifices our officers and our soldiers (men and women in uniform) who have given their lives so that we can live in a peaceful and safe country.
Everyone is invited to celebrate HERO Foundation’s Silver Anniversary free concert on October 22, 5:30PM at the Glorietta Activity Center, Palm Drive, Makati. Celebrities and artists like Mark Bautista, Princess Velasco, Young JV, and many more are set to perform and honor HERO Foundation’s 25 years of commitment in transforming every Filipino into a hero.
For more details, visit www.herofoundation.com.ph or contact the Director for Marketing and Resource Mobilization Michelle S. Chan at 0917-82…

"Bet On Your Baby" Premieres On Saturday With Celebrity Babies as First Ever Contestants

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The first episode of the highly-anticipated game show “Bet On Your Baby” hosted by well-loved showbiz personality and hands-on mom Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo is finally taking to television screens this Saturday (Oct 19) with none other than three favorite Kapamilya stars and their babies as the show’s very first contestants.
Ai Ai delas Alas, Anthony Taberna and Benjie Paras, along with their babies, are set to take on the “Bet On Your Baby” stage. Along with their respective companions, the three will be taking on the three different rounds of the game show, namely the initial round, the puzzle round, and the jackpot round.

ART IS A BANG: "Patikim Ng Shlight" Maxie The Musical Sneek Peek!

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“MAXIE THE MUSICALE: ANG PAGDADALAGA NI MAXIMO OLIVEROS” SET TO OPEN ON NOVEMBER 9 Bit by Bit Company, in cooperation with the PETA Theater Center and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, proudly brings to the stage “MAXIE THE MUSICALE: ANG PAGDADALAGA NI MAXIMO OLIVEROS,” a coming-of-age musical about a gay teen who is torn between his love for a young cop and his loyalty to his family. Based on Michiko Yamamoto's screenplay “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros” (ufo Pictures, 2005), “MAXIE THE MUSICALE: ANG PAGDADALAGA NI MAXIMO OLIVEROS” features book and lyrics by Nicolas B. Pichay, music by William Elvin Manzano, JJ Pimpinio, and Janine Santos, and direction and choreography by Dexter M. Santos. 

APAFS Investment Conference Envisions an Optimistic Economy for PH, Gathers Investors and Top Finance Managers Together

Now on its 13th year, the Asia Pacific Association for Fiduciary Studies (APAFS) will be holding its Annual Pacific Region Investment Conference (PRIC) on November 7 and 8, 2013 at the New World Makati City Hotel, Manila, Philippines.
APAFS has again partnered with top financial associations in the Philippines namely Association of Development Financing Institution in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP), CFA Society of the Philippines, Fund Managers Association of the Philippines (FMAP) and Trust Officers Association of the Philippines to co-host the Pacific Region Investment Conference. This partnership aims to continue to serve as an avenue in equipping finance professionals with standards of fiduciary care, imparting investment principles and solidifying the knowledge of key decision makers in the industry about investment and the vitality of fiduciary studies.

ART IS A BANG: The Bluebird of Happiness

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Where does or find true happiness? 
It's a very complicated question that both young and old find it hard to answer. There are a lot of possibilities and deviations to answer it. Trumpets Inc answers that with their musical comeback stage play of "The Bluebird of Happiness" held at the Meralco Theater. 
This musical though based from a Belgian play "The Blue Bird" by Belgian playwright Maurice Maeterlinckhas been made into an original production by Trumpets. With book & lyrics by Jaime del Mundo and music by Rony Fortichand, it is a fitting story for the family as Christmas is fast approaching. Its about the tale of siblings Tyltyl and Mytyl as they journey into lands of fantasy and imagination to find the Bluebird that brings true happiness. They will go through a lot of colorful characters that will lead them or distract them to find the bird and find the real meaning of happiness.