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Dockers Signature On-The-Go: Fashion with a function

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With great fashion comes great productivity.
In the same way that “you are what you eat,” what you wear also speaks so much about you and your body of work. Dressing up sharply in the workplace does not only make you look smart and respected in the eyes of your colleagues, but also make you feel more confident about yourself and what you are capable of.
There is more to fashion than looking good, and that is feeling good. To look aesthetically presentable is one thing, but to feel better about the way you carry yourself is totally another. A true, classy fashion sense transcends from the outside to the more essential components inside.

With Dockers’ Signature On-The-Go, fashion comes with a function. Wearing simple yet smart-looking Dockers pants in the office makes a modern gentleman feel more comfortable about himself and his craft, which makes one a more efficient worker. Feeling good is the first step to better productivity.

REEL DEAL: “ENTOURAGE” Transtitions From HBO Series Into Feature Film

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From the opening seconds of the first episode of HBO’s “Entourage” in 2004, viewers followed driver/errand boy Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) as he exited his bright yellow Hummer and strode distractedly through a sprinkling of Hollywood hotties into a hip Melrose Avenue restaurant, where he joined his homeboys from Queens, New York: the quartet’s de facto leader, up-and-coming movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier); former pizza boy-cum-talent manager, Eric Murphy (Kevin Connolly); and Vince’s half-brother, out-of-work C-list actor Johnny “Drama” Chase (Kevin Dillon). 
Cut to 2015 and, with nothing but blue skies and bright sun overhead, Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Entourage” opens on the familiar trio of manager-cum-movie producer Eric, drive-cum-tequila mogul Turtle, and still sometime working actor Drama.  But this time they’re navigating the wide-open sea in a speed boat, their destination a huge luxury yacht off the coast of Ibiza, where Vince, rising actor-turned-megastar, “mourns” the d…

What you need to know about City vs Beach UV Exposure

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At a time when we face an abundance of choices in how, when, and why we use products, so have sunscreen products slowly evolved from being solely used at the beach during summertime to a daily skin care staple. The message is clear: not only is it important to prevent sunburn, it is equally important to prevent rapid skin aging and deeper cellular damage.
Daylong, a dermatological suncare brand from the makers of Cetaphil, is the first to explicitly advocate daily sunscreen application. In its recent efforts to support its cause, Daylong conducted a UV-exposure study to investigate whether the outdoor sun at the beach shows the same level of strength in the city – even when indoors.
Together with five Filipina urbanites – Jaymie Pizarro, Jackie Go, Marj Sia, Janeena Chan, and Marie Lozano – Daylong used sun sensors to track daily UV exposures in Metro Manila for a week. From day to night, their daily activities were recorded, even when indoors.
The study showed that in Metro Manila, the …

Over 3,500 educ stakeholders come together to support K to 12

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Over 3,500 educators, parents, and students from the National Capital Region (NCR), Region IV-A (CALABARZON), and Region III (Central Luzon) gathered at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) to celebrate the milestones of the K to 12 Program and to express support for its continued implementation.
President Benigno S. Aquino III underscored the importance of collective efforts in education, saying, “Sama-sama nating isusulong ang sinimulan nating K to 12 Program; at isang bansa nating iaangat ang antas ng edukasyon sa Pilipinas.”

REEL DEAL: "JURASSIC WORLD” Unveils Videos Of Chris Pratts Stunt Work

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Universal Pictures has now released a couple of new behind-the-scenes featurettes from “Jurassic World” that give viewers a look at the atmosphere on set, and actor Chris Pratt who plays the lead is just as funny and fun-loving as you’d imagine.
The videos may be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUYr99lNaJs (Journals: Stunts) and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ng7EDVQ9TFQ (Journals: Motorcycle),
Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, “Jurassic World.”  Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly.  Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.

Energizer Night Race Manila 2015 To Benefit The Children of Bantay Bata 163

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Energizer is set to launch its first open run on June 27, 2015 where over 3,000 runners are expected to light up the streets of Filinvest City in Alabang. This is part of Energizer’s ongoing commitment to share positivenergy with the children of Bantay Bata 163.According to Claire Guevarra, senior brand manager of Energizer, the company’s partnership with Bantay Bata 163 allowed them to further their thrust in giving back to the community.
“"It is important to put self-improvement as your daily goal in life, but stretching your arms to further help others is one of the best indicators that we have lived fully. With our partnership with Bantay Bata 163, we were able to realize this, and we will continue to engage ourselves in a partnership that nurtures both the brand and the beneficiaries it embraces." said Guevarra.

REEL DEAL: Dermot Mulroney Stars in His First Horror Film, "Insidious: Chapter 3"‏

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Talented actor Dermot Mulroney (“August: Osage County,” “My Bestfriend's Wedding”) plays widowed father Sean who struggles to hold his family together amid a supernatural disturbance in Columbia Pictures' horror-thriller “Insidious: Chapter 3.”
“Sean is a father that has lost his wife to disease and who is trying to keep his kids in order and get through the day,” Mulroney describes his character. “So he is this worried dad that is also a hard-working blue-collar type of guy that lives in an apartment. And it’s hard for him to keep up with the day-to-day responsibilities of his home because of the loss his family is suffering.”
“Insidious: Chapter 3” is the new movie in the terrifying horror series, written and directed by franchise co-creator Leigh Whannell. The film is set years before the haunting of the Lambert family, and the psychic Elise’s battles with spirits from The Further, in “Insidious” and “Insidious: Chapter 2.”

Bosch Philippines celebrates 20th anniversary with children of Elsie Gaches Village

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Bosch Philippines continues its 20th year anniversary celebration with the children of Elsie Gaches Village in Alabang, Muntinlupa. Present at the event were Mr. Tilman Todenhofer, member of the Supervisory Council of Robert Bosch GmbH, Andrew Powell, Managing Director of Bosch Philippines, and some Bosch Philippines associates.
The leading global supplier of technology and services also commemorated the 25th anniversary of its charitable foundation, Primavera, which has helped more than 30,000 children across the globe. In the Philippines, Primavera has been supporting various local community projects, including the construction of living and medical facilities in Elsie Gaches Village. In addition to Primavera’s contributions to the Elsie

DepEd strengthens readiness of public schools along East & West Valley faults

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In ensuring the safety of students and teachers, the Department of Education (DepEd) convened with its officials, principals, Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) coordinators from the National Capital Region and CALABARZON, and representatives from Phivolcs to boost readiness of the schools along the East and West Valley faults.
Education Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC underscored the importance of strong leadership in disaster preparedness, “As principals, you are the leaders on the ground. While it is not in your job description, I know it is ingrained in your heart: to take care of school, students, and teachers during disasters.” He added that school heads need to be prepared and to have a “strong heart and clear head” during any disasters.
Luistro said that the foundation of strong leadership during disasters is having the right information. He encouraged the school heads to be updated and to have the correct information on DRRM, saying, “You have to be able to communicate t…

Enervon Prime Seniors Prom: Reliving Four Fun Decades from ‘50s to ‘80s

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Prom season for high school students may be over but the adults who attended the recently-concluded Enervon Prime Primetime Seniors Prom Series are still on an all-time high from all the fun.
Beginning October 2014, Enervon Prime launched a series of decade-themed Seniors Proms held once a month for adults 50 years old and up. These events featured the fashion, music, and dance steps from the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s and the ‘80s at RJ Bistro in Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City.

REEL DEAL: New “PAN” Trailer Dazzles With Visual Feast

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Warner Bros. Pictures just unveiled a new trailer for its upcoming action-adventure “Pan” and it's a visual stunner. The trailer may be viewed at https://youtu.be/H9gsnWG523Y.
From director Joe Wright (“Atonement,” “Pride & Prejudice”) comes “Pan,” a live-action feature presenting a wholly original adventure about the beginnings of the beloved characters created by J.M. Barrie.

Eula Plays "Maid for Korean Boys" on the New Wattpad Presents

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June is just next week and the summer kilig is not yet over with the latest WATTPAD PRESENTS on TV5 featuring Eula Caballero, Carl Guevarra and Steven Silva, Maid For Korean Boys.

Based on the online novel written by MYVIRGO17, now with over 1.7 M Wattpad reads, WATTPAD PRESENTS "Maid for Korean Boys" follows the story of Ellaine (Eula), escaping an arranged marriage with her father's business partner son, ran away with her nanny and turned  into a maid to the new family that she is now staying with a new identity and a whole new life. 

I Got A Diana Stalder Star Treatment!

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I have been to many face and skin centers and Diana Stalder is one of my most trusted brands in taking care of my skin. Even before blogging for events, I've been using their products because of their effectiveness. And being introduced to their skin centers gave me a clearer view of what they offer more beyond just skin and face care.
With the opening of their new branches that also introduced new innovations such as the Ideal Protein diet, a weight-loss program that has been proven to provide results for weight management. Also they introduced the DS Cafe, which offers healthy options and alternatives to regular food variants. They also upgraded their stores with the latest equipment as well as renovated rooms that gives customers that ambiance of better service.

REEL DEAL: Child Stars Make Their Mark In “TOMORROWLAND”

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Joining George Clooney in Disney's mystery adventure “Tomorrowland” are two child stars playing pivotal roles: Thomas Robinson who portrays the young version Clooney's character, Frank; and Rafey Cassidy who plays Athena.
As is typical in the industry, casting of the children’s parts presented its own challenges. “Young Frank was a little hard because we needed someone that looked like George and who could handle the physicality of the part because we wanted to do so much of it in camera,” says producer Jeffrey Chernov. “When we found Thomas it was like we struck gold.”
Commenting on his young costar, Hugh Laurie says, “Thomas Robinson gave Young Frank every possible ounce of energy and optimism and idealism that the part needed. For him the world is a huge adventure to be grasped and every day was a chance to discover something more, do something more, try something new. He was fearless and completely charming.”

REEL DEAL: Alexandra Daddario's Survival Instincts are Tested in "San Andreas"‏

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Young actress Alexandra Daddario (HBO's “True Detective,” “Percy Jackson: Sea Monsters”) plays Blake, the 19-year-old daughter whom her parents (Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino) must rescue after the infamous San Andreas Fault gives, triggering a magnitude 9-plus earthquake.
As her parents race to San Francisco, Blake must rely on her own instincts and resourcefulness to survive and cut a path toward safety.
“Alexandra’s character is a strong woman, not a damsel in distress, and that was important to us,” says producer Beau Flynn. “I have two daughters, so I especially love to see women take on these roles, because the truth is, women are often the real heroes.”
Hundreds of miles away, Blake recovers from the terror of being trapped in a crushed car in an underground parking garage and struggles to regain her bearings. Unable to communicate with her parents by phone except for a few fleeting moments, she discovers that the lessons her father taught her about survival still resonate and …

REEL DEAL: Dinosaurs Strike A Pose In New "JURASSIC WORLD" Posters

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The genetically-enhanced dinosaurs are front and center of the three, new “Jurassic World” one-sheets released by Universal Pictures.
The posters separately feature Bryce Dallas Howard squaring off with a dinosaur, a gigantic aquarium where a dinosaur and a shark are chasing underwater, and lastly, Chris Pratt riding on his motorcycle amid a group of raptors.
Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, “Jurassic World.” Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek Connolly. Frank Marshall and Patrick Crowley join the team as producers.
The movie takes place 22 years after the horrific events of the original “Jurassic Park” and is set on a fully functional park on Isla Nublar.

MUSIC LYF: Darren Espanto BIg Success Celebrated at MoA Arena

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Months after battling it out at the ABS-CBN show The Voice Kids ending up as runner-up, Darren Espanto is set to face one of his biggest shows of his career: a solo concert at the Mall of Asia Arena.
This is not just an ordinary concert as just a few days before his scheduled concert, Darren will be celebrating his 14th birthday. Likewise, this young singer will be the youngest performer to hold a solo major concert at the Mall of Asia Arena just years after Lady Gaga performed at its inaugural.
Thus, the title of the concert “Darren Espanto D Birthday Concert.” As the concert nears, Darren is already excited and has been busy with rehearsals and preparations for the concert.
“I’m nervous because it is the first time that I will perform in a concert in such a huge venue. But in everything I do, I give all my best so I’m sure everyone will get their money’s worth during the concert,” Darren said.

Aquabest To Launch New Store Format In Franchise Asia

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Aquabest, the country’s leading water refilling franchise is poised to launch its new condominium store format at the upcoming 2015 Franchise Asia Philippines.
The company is a long-time member of the Philippine Franchise Association and is considered to be among the leading players in the water franchising industry. The company recently developed a new condominium centric store format in response to the changing trends in the market.
The company recently opened two condominium based stores in SMDC developments namely SM Sea Residences and SM Blue Residences. These stores have a combined water station and laundromat setup.

REEL DEAL: Ryan Reynolds Tries To Fit In Despite Being A Misfit In “THE VOICES”

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Injecting new twist on the serial killer movie genre, acclaimed graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi helms “The Voices” with a perfectly pitched cast led by Ryan Reynolds along with Gemma Arterton and Anna Kendrick in a story so unique about a misfit who walks on a very thin line between being the protagonist and antagonist.    
In “The Voices,” Reynolds stars as Jerry Hickfang who works at a bathtub factory and attempts to walk the straight-and-narrow, in spite of his talking pet dog and cat trying to influence him. When he accidentally kills an attractive woman from accounting (Arterton), he hastily tries to cover his tracks. But Jerry is beyond the reach of his well-meaning psychiatrist Dr. Warren (Jacki Weaver) and Lisa (Anna Kendrick), the only woman he ever truly loved, and spirals into a world of violence where he ultimately finds salvation.

REEL DEAL: Meet the Five Wives in "Mad Max: Fury Road"

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In Warner Bros.' rip-roaring action-adventure “Mad Max: Fury Road,” lone wanderer Max (Tom Hardy) becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron). They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne), from whom something irreplaceable has been taken: his Wives – five young women enslaved for breeding. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
Director George Miller saw the Wives as a melody, and wanted an ensemble of individuals who would each bring her own note to it. “The Five Wives are the classic MacGuffin in this film, the object everyone is after,” Miller notes. “You have to be able to instantly grab onto each one in the middle of this wild chase through the Wasteland.”

REEL DEAL: Dwayne Johnson Invite Pinoys To Watch "SAN ANDREAS"

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A short clip featuring Dwayne Johnson inviting Filipinos to watch his latest film, “San Andreas” has just been released by Warner Bros. Watch the video here at https://youtu.be/9l2rlfRaQYk.
The action adventure “San Andreas,” from New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures, reunites Dwayne Johnson with director Brad Peyton and producer Beau Flynn, following their collaboration on the global hit “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.”

New Short Course Triathlon to Launch in June at the Inaugural Challenge Camsur!

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Is full and half-distance triathlon too much for you? Challenge Philippines has a treat because there’s a new triathlon in town!
Leverage Sports Asia, Challenge Brand race license holders in the Philippines, will launch a new short course triathlon—the Tri-Challenge Series—at the inaugural Yellow Cab Challenge CamSur half-distance triathlon this coming June.

REEL DEAL: Arcade Games Defend Earth In New “PIXELS” Trailer

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Columbia Pictures' new trailer for “Pixels” is here! It's time to meet the unlikely heroes called upon to take on the aliens attacking Earth using characters from classic arcade games.
They're none other than U.S. President Will Cooper's (Kevin James) old-school arcade friends Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad) and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage).
The trailer may be viewed at here at https://youtu.be/IdvyvBhbynI.

MUSIC LYF: Meet the Homeworkz Artists!

OPM evovles with a whole new group of musicians that are all quality artists. Leading them is the Prince of RnB Jay-R!
Today marks the comeback of the award-winning singer and producer JayR as he releases his massively anticipated all-original album, Elevated, in record stores and via iTunes and all digital retailers now.
Properly celebrating and promoting the record’s arrival, the R&B King took the stage for a very special performance with other Homeworkz artists topbilled by recording artist Mica Javier, hip-hop/R&B artists Q-York, rock band Kley, novelty rap/hip-hop artists Salbakuta, singer-actress Frencheska Farr and Rakenrol star Glaiza De Castro via the first-ever Homeworkz Music Blog Con, to elevate their respective albums, last March 31 at Treehouse, Makati.

ART IS A BANG: Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady REVIEW

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Superheroes does not also dominate TV and movies, they are now also invading the theater. With the expansion of Carlo Vergara's  one-act play KUNG PAANO AKO NAGING LEADING LADY which was also made into a comic book, Philippine Theater has again experienced an original Pinoy superhero play which can be aligned with similar plays like Manhid and another Vergara's work Zsazsa Zathurnah. 

BPI seeks entrepreneurs who uplift communities

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BPI Foundation, in partnership with the Ateneo Center for Social Entrepreneurship (ACSEnt) launched BPI Sinag today, a business plan competition aimed at empowering entrepreneurs with a social mission, at The Mind Museum in Taguig City.
Inclusive growth is the key to sustainable development at a time when the gap between rich and poor remains wide. Thus, BPI Sinag seeks to promote the active participation of the private sector through the development of more social enterprises as a means to create jobs and deliver basic services to those at the bottom of the pyramid.

Honda Searches For The One Who Can LET YOUR BEAT OUT

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If you passionate about something, and you're good at it, show it and you can actually have the chance to win great prizes. Honda Philippines is proud to announce their latest facebook promo with “Let Your Beat Out” video upload contestby Honda Philippines Incorporated.
The promo involves uploading of personal video entries from participants that state their life aspirations, particularly in the areas of Street Sports, Extreme Sports and even in Music. Videos should start with the participant stating his/her name, and the remaining portion should showcase how they do their beat.
To choose the best video, 50% of the final score will be based on the number of likes and shares while the remaining 50% will focus on content creativity and uniqueness of presentation.

REEL DEAL: Pac-Man Game Turns 35 and Sony Pictures' "Pixels" is There to Celebrate

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On May 22, 2015, PAC-MAN™ – one of the most iconic videogame characters in history – will celebrate his 35th birthday. With the character coming to the big screen this summer in Sony Pictures’ “Pixels,” the studio is joining in to celebrate with a global birthday party of epic proportions. In cities around the world and online, film talent will join with moviegoers and special guests to celebrate with birthday cakes, free play of the PAC-MAN arcade game, and special events localized to each city.
“Pixels” is set for release in Philippine theaters nationwide on August 26, 2015. As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner (Adam Sandler), Will Cooper (Kevin James), Ludlow Lamonsoff (Josh Gad), and Eddie “The Fire Blaster” Plant (Peter Dinklage) saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real.

MUSIC LYF: YourSingapore and Up Dharma Down Collaborates With New Single

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Everybody loves Up Dharma Down and their songs has brought OPM into new heights with their soulful tracks as well as soothing electronic music. These days, they are not collaborating with a artist or a group, they went out and collaborated with a whole country, the city state of Singapore that is.

Singapore Tourism Board Unveils Collaboration with Up Dharma Down with the Launch of a New Single and Music Video Inspired by Their Experiences in Singapore. Along with the celebration of the 50th year of nationhood of Singapore.
To Filipinos, music is an integral part of everyday life. Narrating life’s ups and downs, putting the spotlight on both the extraordinary and the mundane, and conveying every nuance of human emotion, music is as universal as any medium of artistic expression can get. 

REEL DEAL: Rose Byrne Plays Comical Frenemy In “SPY”

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Rose Byrne struts her way into a global chase against a group of undercover agents in “Spy” starring alongside Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham and Jude Law. 
Byrne takes on the role of Rayna, a beautiful and privileged Oxford-educated daughter of a recently deceased arms dealer who becomes frenemies with Susan Cooper, a novice spy who gears up for action after Fine (Law) suddenly goes off the grid during a dangerous assignment. Agent Cooper leaves her dreary desk job behind, entering the world of international espionage in Europe.  Soon, Rayna and Susan butt heads when Rayna has come into possession of an unusual inheritance, a small tactical nuclear weapon enough to give the world a total meltdown. 
Rose Byrne says her character is all about status. Rayna wears garish outfits for grand entrances into the finest hotels. Perpetually bored and unimpressed, she lacks a sense of humor and has a brutally direct manner of speaking.    “I liken her to royalty, or a member of a corrupt dynasty.…

Globe gives free tickets to the special screening of Tomorrowland

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Customers registered to GoSURF, Tattoo-on-the-Go, or a Tattoo Home broadband plan got the chance to win movie tickets, gadgets, or gift certificates!
As part of its summer campaign that gives its customers access to the best summer experiences and happenings such as exclusive movie screenings, Globe Telecom gave away free tickets to the special screening of Disney’s Tomorrowland on May 22-24, 2015, including gadgets and gift certificates, for everyone to truly enjoy the summer season. 
From May 1 to 18, 2015, users who availed of participating GoSURF, Tattoo On-the-Go, and Tattoo Home Broadband products automatically earned corresponding raffle entries. 

Hundreds of winners each got two (2) FREE tickets to the special screening of Tomorrowland. Aside from movie tickets, lucky Globe customers also won an Acer TravelMate B115 laptop, an iPad Mini 3 16GB, and Samsung Note 4 Edge. Ten (10) winners also got receive P1,000 Globe Gen 3 Store gadget gift certificate each!

DepEd launches the first Tboli Senior High School

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Lake Sebu, South Cotabato—After extensive consultations and planning with the indigenous peoples’ community, local government, and education partners, the Department of Education (DepEd) established the first Tboli Senior High School.
Education Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC said, “This is the first of its kind. We endeavored to make sure that the curriculum as well as its [senior high school] offerings are in line with Indigenous Peoples culture and language. Ang eskwelahan dapat ang link between culture and development.”
He said, “Ito po ang kauna-unahang Senior High School na sinikap ng DepEd—kasama ang Ateneo de Davao—na kunsultahin at pakinggan ang mga hinaing at mga pangarap ng ating mga katutubo.”

REEL DEAL: The Ride Ain't Over Yet For Guys of “ENTOURAGE”

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Warner Bros. Pictures' new comedy “Entourage,” the much-anticipated big-screen version of the award-winning hit HBO series, reunites the hit show’s original cast, led by Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven.
In the film, movie star Vincent Chase (Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Connolly), Turtle (Ferrara) and Johnny (Dillon), are back…and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.

REEL DEAL: Melissa McCarthy's Full-Action Mode In "SPY"

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Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy have already collaborated in the smash hit comedies: “Bridesmaids” and “The Heat.” In “Spy,” which Feig wrote and directed, the gifted actress plays the brilliant, intuitive and relatable Susan Cooper, who has worked in the dreary basement at CIA headquarters for years. Her colleague is the charming, sophisticated and self-absorbed super spy Bradley Fine, played by Jude Law. An unsung hero, Cooper is the one who guides her partner via a computer and an earpiece, when he is out on perilous assignments, steering him through sticky situations around the globe. Fine gets the credit for all the successes, but it is actually Cooper doing most of the complicated work. She is also secretly besotted with the charismatic Fine, but it’s a case of unrequited love.

REEL DEAL: George Clooney - Disillusioned Inventor In “TOMORROWLAND”

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George Clooney leads the cast of Disney's “Tomorrowland” as Frank Walker, once a dreamer and budding scientist, who isolates himself on the family farm, and living like a hermit surrounded by his unique inventions spawned from his growing sense of paranoia. When a young stranger shows up on his doorstep, Frank is forced to leave his secure world and deal with his past.
Director Brad Bird and screenwriter Damon Lindelof had only one man in mind to play the film's lead character -- the disillusioned inventor Frank Walker. “From very early on we described Frank as George Clooney-esque,” recalls Lindelof, “and whenever we would talk about actors for Frank, the thinking was: who’s like Clooney? We crossed our fingers and did our best job of writing it, infusing Frank with a curmudgeonly humor and a heroic quality, all of which we think George embodies. And then we sent it off into the universe.”