October 20, 2014

Catch the nostalgic “Palibhasa Lalake” craze on the ultimate throwback channel, Jeepney TV

"Palibhasa Lalake", one of the most memorable sitcoms in the history of Philippine television is set to make a comeback this October 20 on Jeepney TV, the ultimate throwback channel.

The comedy sitcom in 1987 with the original cast composed of Richard Gomez, Joey Marquez, John Estrada, Gloria Romero, Cynthia Patag, Amy Perez, Carmina Villaroel, Anjo Yllana, with the Gwapings - Eric Fructuoso, Mark Anthony Fernandez and Jomari Yllana and Jao Mapa, also Claudine Barretto, Rica Peralejo, G. Toengi, Regine Tolentino, Lindsay Custodio, and many more.

"Palibhasa Lalake" reunion during the press conference held at the Dencio's City, Eastwood. 

“Palibhasa Lalake” will be returning to Jeepney TV and will air from Mondays through Fridays, bringing a daily dose of nostalgia.

Catch the show’s memorable characters once again, as Jeepney TV is going all out in bringing the “Palibhasa Lalake” craze back this October. Aside from the sitcom airing on weekdays at 8:00pm with replays at 11:00pm and 5:45am, the week’s five consecutive episodes will also have a marathon run on Saturdays at 4:00pm beginning October 25.

Jeepney TV  throwing a special “Palibhasa Lalake Basaan Reunion” for the sitcom’s fans last Saturday,  October 18 at Eastwood Central Plaza, wherein Jeepney TV gives free beers to everyone until supplies last.

The biggest and most epic basaan reunion of the year also highlights the mash up live rendition of the man behind Palibhasa Lalake’s OST “Katawan,” rock music icon and Hagibis producer-songwriter — Mike Hanopol.

Catch the nostalgic “Palibhasa Lalake” craze this month of October on the ultimate throwback channel, Jeepney TV (SkyCable Channel 9).

For updates, visit and like Jeepney TV on Facebook (www.facebook.com/JeepneyTV).

October 19, 2014

PLDT Gabay Guro gives tribute to teachers in Grand Gathering 2014

PLDT Gabay Guro (2G), the teacher advocacy group of the PLDT Smart Foundation (PSF) and PLDT Managers' Club Inc., organized a biggest  tribute to teachers as it celebrates National Teachers’ Month in this year’s Grand Gathering event at the SM Mall of Asia Arena last October 5.

Over 20,000 teachers from different parts of the country attended this spectacular celebration for free highlighted by a throwback concert featuring popular celebrities, including Ogie Alcasid, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Side A, The Voice Kids winners, Derek Ramsey, Jonalyn Viray, Dulce, Rachel Alejandro, Manilyn Reynes, Jessa, Dingdong Avanzado, Iya Villania, Alice Dixson, and many more.

2G has been supporting teachers and students who would like to take up the teaching profession for seven years now. 

All of 2G efforts are aligned with its pillars, which are: 

Teachers’ Training that presents new modules on Emotional Intelligence and IT Literacy and Sustainability; 

Housing and Educational Facilities; 

Livelihood Programs; 

Broadbanding and Computerization of Schools; 

Teachers’ Tribute, highlighted by the 2G Grand Gathering.

The Grand Gathering feature the biggest raffle draws, with substantial major prizes that include a house and lot from Camella Homes, a brand new HAIMA car from Laus Group of Companies, an APE Piaggo three-wing van from Auto Italia, 10 PLDT Home Cyberya Internet Café setups, Retailer Phone Kits and Sims from Smart and Sun, and cash prizes.

Among the other raffle prizes are laptops from PLDT HOME Bro, laptop and tablet in-one from Microsoft, electric fan with oven toaster package from Fujidenzo, gift packs from various sponsors, myPad3 from myPhone, Cignal prepaid kits, quad core polaroid platinum tablets from PLDT HOME Telpad, Samsung tab 7, a trip for two to Hongkong, tricycle from Honda Philippines Inc., and a motorcycle from PR Savings Bank.

2G has awarded around 1,000 scholarship grants to aspiring teachers. It has enabled more than 300 scholars to graduate from its 40 partner schools nationwide.

Five of the 2G scholars have continued their quest for higher learning and received Master’s Degree scholarships from the Philippine Women’s University.

2G and PLDT Hong Kong launched last June this year, a scholarship program for Overseas Filipino Workers’ (OFW) children and dependents. They also sponsored 110 OFW teacher-candidates in their review and venue fees for the Licensure Examination for teachers.

2G and its partners have also donated some 28 classrooms to various public schools in the country, especially those that are located in the calamity-ravaged areas. It was the first organization to build permanent structures in the form of sturdy classrooms after the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that devastated Bohol in 2013. It was likewise one of the first responders in the rehabilitation of typhoon-damaged Leyte.

Christian Bautista celebrates birthday, sings theme of new GMA series

Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista, who is celebrating his birthday today, October 19, has been tapped by GMA to sing the theme of the Kapuso Network’s biggest Korean series “Empress Ki.” The series’ theme song is “Up Where We Belong,” a cut from the soon-to-be-released album of Christian under Universal Records entitled “Soundtrack.”

The series will start airing tomorrow, October 20, on GMA Telebabad. The series is reminiscent of GMA hit Korean dramas like “Jewel in the Palace.”

Currently, Christian is busy taping for the primetime series “Strawberry Lane,” hosting “Marian,” and performing on “Sunday All Stars.”

Next month, Christian will launch his newest album “Soundtrack,” which contains memorable themes from the most romantic films of all time. He will be joined by some of the hottest female recording artists in the album.

October 18, 2014

John Lloyd brings #MagicMoments to unsuspecting fans

John Lloyd Cruz, the Magic Man has struck again!  This time in selected areas nationwide, as he springing into the lives of unsuspecting people during their daily routines, Magic Crackers’ longtime endorser brought with him surprises and special prizes that transformed ordinary situations into magical moments. 

As part of the “Nothing Like Magic” campaign of Universal Robina Corporation’s (URC) Jack ‘n Jill Magic, John Lloyd visited Laguna, Pampanga, Cebu, Iloilo and Manila to show that magic moments can happen to anyone, anywhere and anytime, when he and Magic Crackers are around.

One could not believe her eyes when she read her instant prize: “Congratulations! You win a BIG hug from John Lloyd Cruz, NOW NA!” She was even more shocked when the charming actor appeared out of nowhere and gave her and one-year-old son Jehoram Mendigorin a warm embrace. John Lloyd also gave the housewife a Magic Family Treat worth P50,000, which consists of URC products and shopping money. 

At the Centro Supermarket in San Pablo City, Laguna, the magic moment happened when 29-year-old Charita Tuyogan bought a pack of Magic Flakes which entitled her to pick an instant prize from a bowl at the Magic booth. 

“Ang sarap palang magka-Magic Moment,” said Charita upon learning of her prize.

A lucky grocer at the Iloilo Supermart got the surprise of her life when, after being made to wait for a sample product, she came face-to-face with John Lloyd who personally replenished the stocks in the Magic booth. Aside from meeting the matinee idol, special education student Karen Almojallas of Lapaz, Iloilo City also received a Magic Back-To-School Package worth P50,000, which consists of a laptop and Robinsons gift checks. At the Iloilo Airport, John Lloyd pulled a surprise on Micah Seminio of Calumpang, General Santos City as she was waiting for her flight home. The celebrity approached the unwary passenger and talked to her, acting as if they were old friends who have not seen each other for a long time. To celebrate the magic moment, the award-winning actor gifted her with a Magic Shopping Treat worth P50,000, which consists of URC products and Robinsons gift checks. 

At the Clark International Airport in Pampanga, 27-year-old overseas Filipino worker Jennifer Daquigan of Sta. Maria, Pangasinan was waiting for her flight to Hong Kong when she suddenly noticed John Lloyd sitting in front. She was thrilled when the matinee idol started talking to her and was excited when the Magic Man presented her with a Magic Negosyo Starter worth P50,000 of URC products.

“Napakasaya, ang sarap ng feeling” was how the lucky OFW summed up her Magic moment experience.

Angeles Public Market store owner Corazon Ocampo experienced a unique and rewarding surprise. A URC delivery guy who looked exactly like John Lloyd Cruz, came over one day not only to deliver boxes of Magic Crackers but also to give her a Magic Vacation Package worth P50,000, inclusive of airfare via Cebu Pacific, 2-night accommodation and pocket money.

At the Robinsons Supermarket in Fuente, Cebu, Jenevie Verances got excited upon knowing she will receive a freebie after purchasing Magic Flakes. Her excitement turned to tears of joy when the Magic man appeared out of nowhere to give her another gift—a Magic Domestic Vacation Package worth P50,000.

For University of Cebu students Rosa May Roa, Grace Alcovendas, Bob Burton Paglinawan, Exille Dio Golvin and Harold Hope Ariar, an ordinary trip to a photo booth turned into a magical moment when John Lloyd suddenly appeared to give them a Magic Rainy Day Shopping Spree consisting of P50,000 worth of Robinsons gift checks. During their school’s annual pep rally, little did the students of the Technological Institute of the Philippines Manila know that simply participating in one of the games could win them such a magical moment. After a series of elimination games, Ester Policarpio, Jomabell Loscano, Sheryll Limpios, Zyren Joy Tristeza and Paula Isabel Sazon found themselves lucky to end up as game winners. As they were about to get their prizes, they saw John Lloyd Cruz walking towards their direction. The heartthrob awarded them with a Sem Starter Surprise in the form of Robinsons gift checks worth P50,000, making their victory even sweeter.

All Robinsons gift checks are valid for use in all Robinsons Retail Holdings stores such as Robinsons Supermarket, Robinsons Department Store, Handyman, Toys R Us, Topshop, Warehouse, River Island, and many more.

Enjoy the wonderful world of Magic Flakes! You are the real Magic Man John Lloyd Cruz and thanks to Magic Team for bringing the #MagicMoments to our home.

John Lloyd Cruz and Magic Crackers have a lot more tricks up their sleeve.

Who knows, you might find them in your neighborhood one day with their surprises and special prizes, turning ordinary times into magic moments.

October 17, 2014

Singapore Airlines Business Class customers can now enjoy the Prelude “Grands Crus” from Taittinger

Business Class customers on Singapore Airlines can now enjoy the exquisite taste of the Prelude “Grands Crus” from Taittinger. 

Produced by one of the few remaining family-owned champagne houses, Prelude “Grands Crus” is made with the first pressings of an equal portion of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, selected from Grand Cru vineyards. 

“We’re pleased to be offering Taittinger Prelude “Grands Crus” to our Business Class customers. Prelude “Grands Crus” is made solely from the best Grand Cru vineyards in the Taittinger family’s own estate and is then aged for more than five years in their cellars. For elegance in the glass and exclusivity in the air, this is something really special,” said Singapore Airlines Wine Panel member Oz Clarke. 

Clarke is the newest member of the Singapore Airlines Wine Panel that selected this champagne. The panel also includes Michael Hill-Smith, the first Australian to pass the challenging Master of Wine examinations, and Jeannie Cho Lee, the first Asian to be awarded the Master of Wine title. 

“Our new Business Class offering is testament to the lengths we go to for our customers to enjoy champagne from one of the best vineyards in the world. This outstanding champagne is a joyous blend of finesse and complexity, which will certainly delight the most discerning palates,” said Senior Vice President Product & Services, Mr Tan Pee Teck.

Around 194,000 bottles of champagne are consumed on Singapore Airlines flights annually. Currently, Singapore Airlines is the only airline that serves the rare and highly coveted Grand Cru Red Burgundy and two prestige cuvées, Dom Perignon and Krug Grand Cuvée, in tandem.


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