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XSTIG: Bid and Win All You Want at Yoobids.com (And Get a Free Code Here!)

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Want to shop for awesome gadgets with only P1.00 or less? Yes, YOO can! At Yoobids.com, shop, bid and take home the item that you want for impossibly low prices. Yoobids.com is an online bidding site that gives you the biggest value for your money. Your spare change can definitely go places.
How? It’s as fun and easy as playing you favourite game online. Compete with other shoppers across the nation by bidding on gadgets, gift certificates and other good deals on your favourite brands and other establishments.

Skil Celebrates 90th Anniversary With "May Tiwala Ako!" Campaign

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Leading power tool brand Skil kicks off its 90th anniversary with a celebratory campaign dubbed“May Tiwala Ako”,a tribute to its loyal users who have placed their trust in the brand. The campaign centers on building long-term relationships with the brand’s consumers and pays homage to its real users which include the professional workers, freelancers, small scale businesses, and tradesmen.

Readers Digest Trusted Brands 2014 Survey

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WHICH BRANDS DO FILIPINOS TRUST MOST? 
In an ever changing world of preferences, and with the ongoing shift in the relationship revolution between companies and their consumers, is there still such a thing a BRAND LOYALTY?
On its 16th year, Reader’s Digest conducts its annual Trusted Brands Survey in recognition of the companies that have consistently maintained excellent products and service to earn them a Platinum or Gold award. 
The grand awarding ceremony will be held on Wednesday June 4, 2014, at the CROWNE PLAZA MANILA  Gracing the event will be Readers Digest Asia editor in chief Sue Carney and Readers Digest Group Advertising Director for Asia Pacific, Sheron White as well as the top executives of the winning brands.

Mystery, Drama, and Stalkers WIth TV5's New Series 'Jasmine'

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It's been a while since we had a mystery-drama serye in TV, and Ace Saatchi and Saatchi, Unitel and TV5 have come up with a breakthrough series starring Jasmine Curtis Smith as... uhm..."Jasmine". But don't belittle the simplicity of the title because it brings a great cast of unique characters, an interesting story, and an approach that is similar to american series which can uplift Pinoy TV series. 

BSP Governor Opens First Philippine Retail Investment Conference

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Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando M. Tetangco, Jr. stressed the continued positive outlook of the economy during his opening speech at the inaugural of the Philippine Retail Investment Conference.
The conference organized by CFA Society Philippines is part of a global series of events to promote Putting Investors First Month in May aimed at increasing awareness and uniting investment professionals to place investor’s interests first above all others. More than 500 people are expected to attend the event at SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City.
“As we welcome an integrated ASEAN economy, we expect greater opportunities to open up for retail investors,” says April Lee-Tan, CFA, president of CFA Society Philippines. “In order for us to fully realize our economic potential, investors must be able to trust their investment professionals to treat them honestly, competently, and ethically. CFA Society Philippines organized this conference to teach investors best practices, investment risks…

REEL DEAL: Ansel Elgort - Stars Shining Bright

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One of this generation’s most remarkable heartthrob, multi-talented young actor Ansel Elgort takes his most challenging role yet in the most-awaited love story of the year in “The Fault In Our Stars.”
“The Fault In Our Stars” celebrates the power of young love in all its magic, power and complexity where Elgort takes on the role of Augustus ‘Gus’ Waters, a teenager who is in remission from his osteosarcoma who met Hazel (Shailene Woodley) at a cancer support group in their community.  Based on the bestselling novel by John Green, the movie is the story of two remarkable teenagers who fall in love and embrace life despite the strong odds against them. Both are smart, funny and sarcastic. When they meet at a support group, Hazel Grace Lancaster is instantly smitten with Augustus Waters. The feeling is mutual. Despite dealing with serious health concerns on a daily basis, health doesn’t dominate life for Augustus and Hazel. Far from it. They are normal teenagers, excited about first love …

DepEd: “No collection policy” in public schools still in effect

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The Department of Education (DepEd) reminded all school authorities that collection of any fees during enrolment and the first days of class is strictly prohibited.
“We call on all teachers and school officials to see to it that we do not refuse a single student who wants to enrol. We strongly remind them that we do not collect any fees as a requirement for enrolment,” Education Secretary Br.Armin A. Luistro said.
The education chief added that certain contributions in public schools, while authorized by DepEd, do not mean that they are compulsory. “These contributions remain voluntary,” Luistro stressed.

REEL DEAL: Dragons Have All Moved With Gerald Butler In "How To Train Your Dragon 2"

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From DreamWorks Animation, “How To Train Your Dragon 2” is even more exciting than the first Oscar-nominated film. The 3D adventure is stunning, with beautiful animation, great characters and a powerful storyline about a boy named Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and his dragon, Toothless.
Gerard Butler returns as Hiccup’s dad, Stoick The Vast, mighty Chieftain of the Island of Berk.     Hiccup, now a young man, is contentedly flying with Toothless and exploring the frontiers of the Viking world, much to the annoyance of his father.  Stoick feels it’s high time his son stepped up to his leadership responsibilities and his heritage.   As the plot unfolds, Hiccup has to defend the villagers from the power-crazed Drago (Djimon Hounsou) and his army of dragon trappers.   And in a dramatic twist to this exhilarating coming of agestory, there is an emotional family reunion with Valka, Hiccup’s courageous mother (Cate Blanchett),an inspiring dragon protector.

REEL DEAL: The Biggest And The best Superhero Ensemble Opens Today - May 21 In 2D, 3D and 4DX Cinemas “X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST”

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With the world devastated by war, and mutants in particular facing extinction, Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and his long-time friend/occasional enemy Magneto (Ian McKellen) hatch a plan to send Wolverine’s (Hugh Jackman) consciousness back in time to his younger self in the 1970s in “X-Men: Days of Future Past.”   While there, he must convince the First Class era versions of Xavier and Magneto to put aside their vast differences and bitter rivalry to work together and stop the dark, dangerous future from coming to pass. But it won’t be an easy job, as Charles Xavier in 1973 is in a dark place himself – and it might take meeting his future self to knock him out of a deep depression…
Stewart returns to the role of Charles Xavier he originated in 2000’s X-Men, reuniting with director Bryan Singer and his castmates. Slipping back into the character of Charles, Sir Stewart says that “This time, it's been a little different because the background to our story is such that t…

Bangs Garcia Celebrates Her Birthday With Fans

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Bangs Garcia grew her career as a Kapamilya and has gone a long way from just being "Bangs" of the Let's Go and GoKada Go. Now she has projects from afternoon (Kapamilya Gold, Kambal sa Uma and Magkano Ang Iyong Dangal?) to primetime (Dyesebel).  
She was also featured in several magazines like FHM, Maxim and Uno. Still young and a favorite for her versatile acting prowess, Valerie "Bangs" Garcia has proven herself in showbiz and is also eyeing to be a future entrepreneur.

ART IS A BANG: Al Gatmaitan Emotional and Thankful At "In Pursuit of a Dream" Concert

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Al Gatmaitan maybe young but has achieved many feats which has given him a lot of opportunities here and overseas. On his pursuit for new heights in his career as a Tenor, he enrolled himself to the New York University Steinhardt School for Music and Performing Arts Professions. With his admission to the prestigious school for music he needs all the help he can get, thus a benefit concert was held last May 14, and 21, first at Opera Haus and LRI Design Plaza respectively. 

I went to the May 21st concert where special guests include Soprano Gabri Panilio , Ms. Tricia Amper, Mezzo Soprano Clarissa Ocampo , Flamengco Dancer Lisa Dino, OPM Hitmaker Aiza Seguerra, and world class Pianist and UST ean, Professor in Music and Statistics at the Conservatory of Music Raul Sunico, with Collaborative Pianist Karl Estudillo.

Join and Have "Fun With Philip" This June!

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Philip Abadicio made his own lifestyle show that has its own formula of delivering real and interesting lifestyle television without being monotonous and structured way of presenting things worthy to check out. And being a man of public relations and style, he is never afraid of trying new things may it be going to hole-in-the-wall food finds to posh and elegant places. 

In his new home, GMA News TV, he launches "Fun With Philip" which will air every Saturday and Sunday from 3:00 to 3:30 p.m. starting on June 14, 2014. Philip will be joined by his FunKicks, the sidekicks who will help provide more fun. They are Lucky Mercado as the arrogant, macho man in “Lucky Strikes”, Madam Venus roaming the streets of Metro Manila and letting people try various lifestyle elements as she suddenly reads their fortunes in “Larangan ng Kapalaran”, Bryan Santos is a real fitness coach and will be the conscience of the show after too much eating as the “Exercise Expert”, and Hilda Ehrenberg wil…

REEL DEAL: Ed Sheeran's Song in "The Fault In Our Stars"

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John Green’s global bestseller struck a chord not only with young adults, but with readers of all ages, when it came out in 2012. The film, starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort is equally compelling, bringing Green’s indelible characters to life on screen. It tells the story of Hazel Grace Lancaster (Woodley) and Gus Waters (Elgort), who are immediately drawn to each other when they meet at a cancer support group. Friendship and a shared sense of humor turn into something much deeper for the pair and we are swept along on their extraordinary journey as they embark on a quest that takes them thousands of miles away from home, to Amsterdam.

XSTIG: Get more on mobile with Free surfing on AyosDito.ph

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These days, you can do almost anything on your phone or tablet. You can take pictures like a pro, and even stream thousands of songs anytime, anywhere. In fact, 39% of Filipinos surveyed by TNS Mobile Life 2013 study said they’d rather give up television than their smartphones. And with smartphone penetration in the Philippines on a rise, going mobile just keeps getting better for more users. But aside from the many ways to work and play on-the-go, smartphones and tablets are also used in online buying and selling. That’s why AyosDito.ph, a local classifieds website of over five years, partnered with the nation’s leading telecommunications provider, Globe Telecom, for the FREEAYOSDITO promo. FREEAYOSDITO provides free mobile surfing on AyosDito.ph mobile site and Android App to registered Globe Prepaid and TM subscribers.

Meet The New Endorsers of Victoria Court!

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Victoria Court is undergoing a lot of changes, and they have leveled up with their thematic rooms which has captured the attention of the public as well as patrons. And it does not stop there, as they are improving their facilities and services, they are going a step ahead their competitors. 
Now, they are introducing new members to their family...well it is literally a family of the celebrity couple Troy Montero and Aubrey Miles together with their son Hunter. This gorgeous family will be the new faces for Victoria Court promoting on their branches as well as their family-friendly amenities that will attract families and friends to check out Victoria Court.

Buddha-Bar Manila brings in International DJ and a Maserati Ghibli!

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End summer with a bang!
Get ready as Buddha-Bar Manila brings in International DJ, DJ Mada.
On May 31, 2014, Saturday, 10PM onwards, troop over to Buddha-Bar Manila and experience world-class music mix by DJ Mada Plus, an exclusive look on Buddha-Bar Manila's latest giveaway the Maserati Ghibli 2014!
Join us and celebrate yet another explosive night only at the hip Buddha-Bar Manila!

From a kargador to a millionaire: Nilo Omillo’s story

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Nilo Omillo, a real estate broker for Vista Land for 22 years, is driving in style these days. In a recent ceremony awarding the exemplary brokers of the company, Vista Land Chairman and former Senate President Manny Villar personally handed him the key to a sleek Mercedes Benz E Series. For someone who used to clean bathrooms and knead dough in a bakery, to be rewarded as such means that Nilo, who still has the self-effacing quality of his old days, has reached a personal milestone.

XSTIG: Sol Republic Enhances Music Experiences With Game-Changing Music Lifestyle Products

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SOL REPUBLIC brings to market the first affordable headphones that deliver high-definition sound, fashion-forward style and nearly indestructible design
Committed to changing the world one listener at a time, SOL REPUBLIC, the first music lifestyle company of its kind, is dedicated to delivering innovation in sound, style and durability, offering amazing headphones that are affordable for virtually all music fans.

HEALTHY LYF: Abby Asistio Rising From Alopecia Areata With NovuHair

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Many would know Abby Asistio as a singer, songwriter and TV host but they would have never knew that she has been suffering Alopecia Areata most of her life which has one way or another affected her confidence and the way she has to confirm to conceal her condition. But despite this hair disability, she proved and went on to be successful in music and entertainment.
“I went through a lot of tough periods in my life. Growing up, I accepted the fact that I could never meet that standards set by the world when it comes to beauty. If I were to even fit in and be considered normal, I must resort to hiding under hats, bandanas and my ever reliable wigs,” said Abby.

REEL DEAL: X-Men Days of Future Past REVIEW

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Bringing the X-men Trilogy, First Class, and Wolverine movie series together is what people have been waiting for. X-Men Days of Future Past is worth the wait after the series has gone through the meticulous reviews of movie buffs and comic geeks. 

With a powerhouse cast and most of them are award winning actors, beyond the mutant powers is the powerful smorgasbord of acting prowess that gets all the emotions running plus the action and great effects a feast for the viewers.

New mutants also are seen here like Bishop, Blink, Warpath, Sunspot and Quicksilver! 

Bringing the (futuristic) X-men and the First Class is a plot nightmare as they have to conform with the timeline of all the films to prove its consistency as a single franchise. To date it will be Hugh Jackman's seventh time to reprise the role of Wolverine, and there will be another one in 2016, so its not over yet.

ART IS A BANG: Megaworld Shall Present Hansel And Gretel This June

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HANSEL AND GRETEL will come to life on stage through colorful sets, props and costumes, beautiful songs and music, and most of all, the genuine portrayal of the professional theater actors ages 7 to 13 years old from Kids Acts Philippines. 
HANSEL AND GRETEL is the musical play for children wherein Kids Acts Philippines intently integrated the most important learning theory of Dr. Howard Gardner of Harvard University which is called the “Eight Multiple Intelligences of the Children.” The play incorporated every intelligence type in the specific scenes to enable children appreciate the total importance of learning while being entertained by the play. This musical play for kids and by the kids is an advocacy to augment the interest of kids in performing arts.
HANSEL AND GRETEL is Winner of 26th ALIW AWARDS 2013 for Best Production for Children and 2013 Broadwayworld Philippines Award for Best Book and Lyrics for a Filipino musical.

NBA Conference Finals Airs on ABS-CBN and ABS-CBN Sports+Action

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Two rounds down, two to go for the final four teams in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as the conference finals continue via the special telecast of the Eastern Conference Finals on ABS-CBN with Game 2 on Wednesday (May 21), as well as the live telecast of the Western Conference Finals on ABS-CBN Sports+Action continuing with Game 2 on Thursday (May 22).

Making the Best Happen: BPI My ePrepaid MasterCard wins the Best Payments Product in Asia award

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The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has recently won an award from The Asian Banker for the Best Payments Product in Asia for its revolutionary card, the BPI My ePrepaid MasterCard, an award fitting the bank’s new tagline “Make the Best Happen.”
Considered one of the most prestigious awards for banking and finance, the Asian Banker’s International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Award Programme uses a stringent three-month long evaluation process to determine the winners of each category based on a balanced and transparent scorecard. In particular, the Best Payments Product award is given to the bank whose product has shown exceptional merit in terms of market share, growth, overall product and operational excellence during the year.

EasyShop Now On Soft Launch For Online Sellers

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Online Shopping is very popular now in the Metro and in the Philippines. With more positive projections of mobile market booming exponentially, the market for online selling and shopping has got the attention.  

EasyShop.ph had their Seller’s Night Event last Saturday, May 17 in Greenhills, San Juan City, Philippines. Inviting Online Sellers to join in and register now and soon to start business on June 2014.

MUSIC LYF: April Boy's Legacy Continues With JC Regino

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Son of the OPM Hitmaker April Boy Regino, JC Regino now comes forward as a full-pledged artist with a self-titled EP album under MCA Music. Having to tour with his father and grow up with his songs and musicality, JC has looked up to his dad as his inspiration and even has acquired the same high caliber vocal prowess like his father.

He was also prepped for the world of music by performing as front acts for his father in many of his concerts. His first attempt made him more determined JC to impress his greatest critic and finished “Hanggang Sa Dulo Ng Aking Buhay” and “Di Na Ako Iibig Pang Muli” both included in their father-son album, “Idolstar” in 2010. That was also JC’s first foray into the music scene and got more fascinated with the ins and outs of the industry.

Go, Glow, And Grow At Baby Blast year 5!

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Rearing a child in this modern and terribly fast-paced environment is a challenge most parents have. You may be happy to see your child developing a skill in one developmental aspect, but he or she may be lacking in another. How do you identify problem areas and help him or her reach their full potential?
Outbox Media Production Agency once again invites you to the grandest family event of the year! Running on its 5th year, “BABY BLAST!” an annual event focusing on the importance of Early Head Start (EHS) Education, continues to bring together EHS advocates, teachers, doctors, parents and kids, through a fun-filled family event happening at the Trinoma Activity Center on May 25, 2014, from 10am-7pm.

Six promising OPM acts battle it out in “Dreams Get Real” talent search finals

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Would it be a band, a boy band, or a solo act?
Getting a crack on being the next Original Pilipino Music (OPM) star are the Top 6 of “Dreams Get Real,” a music talent search organized by McJIM Classic Leather. Battling it out in the decisive grand finals slated on June 30 are Archetype, CK Arca, Dream of Pearl, Fifth Dynamics, JBK and Neo Domingo.
In the run up for the grand finals, the Top 6 have recorded and released their debut singles in radio stations nationwide and be featured in MTV Pinoy for the month of June. A jury composed of music industry stalwarts led by project head and public relations executive Chris Cahilig and multi-awarded arranger Jonathan Ong of Sonic State Studio will take into consideration radio airplay, radio chart and Youtube views as well as overall potential in selecting the grand winner.

ART IS A BANG: 10 Things You Should Be Excited About Ballet Philippines' Sapphire Season

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Ballet Philippines celebrates its 45th anniversary this year and they are making this a year a year worth celebrating with their Sapphire season. Here are 10 reason you should watch out for their season this year:
1. Opening our season is the award winning choreography of Agnes Locsin, LA REVOLUCION FILIPINA, with a libretto by Dennis Marasigan and set to the music of Maestro Ryan Cayabyab. This "powerful and poignant" production will give you another reason to be honored to be born of the Filipino race.

Intel: Tablets and 2-in-1s will be key drivers of mobility growth in PH

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Global leader in computing innovation Intel recently held the Intel Mobility Day to showcase the latest host of devices for increased connectivity and productivity. This year, Intel is set to drive its solid line of tablet devices and full-performance 2-in-1s to provide consumers options at the best value.
According to Intel Philippines country manager Calum Chisholm, the tablet market in the Philippines continues to increase exponentially and is expected to post a 40 percent growth this year. As both multinational companies and local game changers present more choices in Android and Windows platforms, Intel’s technology will remain the mark of excellence. Chisholm further adds that the company is working closely with its OEM partners to integrate its leading 64-bit technology to increase mobile performance and storage capacity.

Azkals Matchups In The AFC Challenge Cup Live From Maldives On ABS-CBN Sports+Action

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ABS-CBN Sports + Action, a free TV channel that serves as your primary go-to hub for all the sporting events you care about, indulges football fans as it airs the group stage of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Challenge Cup held in Maldives with focus on the tournament’s group B, which includes the Azkals, the Philippine national team.
Each game, each goal, each cheer counts for the Azkals in this year’s Challenge Cup as the country’s national football team looks to improve on their third-place record in 2012’s AFC Challenge Cup. At the same time, the winner of the tournament will earn a spot in the 2015 AFC Asian Cup.

EasyShop.ph Sellers’ Night Event Set This Saturday

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A new online marketplace, EasyShop.ph will have a Seller’s Night Event on Saturday, May 17 in Greenhills, San Juan City, Philippines.
The pre-launch event, which is set at 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., hopes to attract online sellers and merchants who want to be among the first to be featured in the website. Freebies and prizes will be given away to those who will attend the occasion.

MUSIC LYF: KYLA shares her journey to home

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New album “Journey” out in the market via PolyEast Records
After a long break from releasing music, the country’s R&B princess Kyla is back full force with a stronger R&B sound and a passion for showing emotions through her music. Her debut in 2000 up to this date have talked so much celebrated as one of the most uniquely talented artists of her generation, but the new album “Journey” via PolyEast Records proves that she still holds the title.

“I have come from a long journey to finally release a new album again and I can say, it feels to great to be back. This new album brings so much excitement and fulfillment in my career that now I have a family of my own, I’m back to what I love doing the most—singing and recording songs for my fellow music lovers” she adds.

Metro Silver Linings Party Held To Launch 25th Anniversary Issue

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Twenty-five years have passed since the magazine that changed the face of Philippine fashion first hit the stands, and now that it has evolved into the country’s premier authority in style, Metro magazine chose to hold a grand thanksgiving celebration for its grand anniversary with the Metro Silver Linings Party, held last May  13, 2014.

XSTIG: Speaker and exhibitor at the largest 4G Summit in the world this June 2014

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Elabram Systems Group, the preferred partner of different global telecommunication companies worldwide will be participating on June 23- 25, 2014 as speaker and exhibitor at Amsterdam for LTE World Summit which is the biggest 4G event in the world and the biggest gathering of Telecommunication companies globally. 
The LTE World Summit will celebrate also its 10th year and will be represented by 125 countries,  3600 participants are expected to attend  and  150 exhibitors with the likes of Huawei, Alcatel Lucent, Samsung, Juniper, Ericsson among the few big wigs in the industry. 
Mikel Yaw, CEO of Elabram Systems Group will be speaking in a panel about “Achieving a smooth migration from WIMAX to TD” with the following points; Overcoming the key challenges when migrating from WIMAX to TD- LTE, Assessing the device transition challenges, Updating Base stations for TD LTE?, Mitigating the impacts from split spectrum on network speeds, Maintaining the customer experience throughout migration…

ART IS A BANG: "In Pursuit Of A Dream" AL Gatmaitan's Concert Opens Tonight May 14

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AL GATMAITAN, one of the country’s topnotch tenors will further advance his studies this coming June at the New York University Steinhardt School for Music and Performing Arts Professions. But before he takes a bite of the Big Apple, catch AL GATMAITAN: IN PURSUIT OF A DREAM – a special fund raising concert presented by The Philippine Opera Company and Grupo Reposo, in collaboration with LRI Design Plaza. With Karl Estudillo, collaborative pianist, directed by Will Fredo. Happening tonight 7:30 P.M. at OPERA HAUS (3657 Bautista Street, Brgy. Palanan, Makati.)
For tonight's concert, special guest artists include: TV, film and stage actress Ms. Ayen Munji-Laurel, Sopranos Karla Gutierrez, Gabri Panlilio, and Janine Santos; Tenor Nazer Salcedo, Baritone Lawrence Jatayna and Mezzo Soprano Clarissa Ocampo.