August 26, 2014

Shane Filan returns to Manila

Shane Filan, one of the lead vocalists of super group and worldwide phenomenon Westlife fulfills a promise he made to Filipino fans last year, as he holds his much-awaited solo concert on October 1, 2014 at the World Trade Center Manila. 

Shane’s first ever major show in Manila after the Irish group’s fond farewell tour back in 2011 and is part of his ongoing You & Me World Tour to promote his debut album.

His new album is way more than ballads that Westlife and has been described as a “progression from Westlife’s sound.. the end result is a collection of adult contemporary songs that mix a variety of musical styles.” 

The record is dominated by up-tempo and mid-tempo songs, a reflection of his own record collection, mixing pop, soul, country and even a hint of traditional Irish music. With this first solo album, Shane emerges as a pop writer to be reckoned with. Shane chooses the very first song he wrote, the catchy Everything To Me, to be his first single. 

Born July 5, 1979, Shane Steven Filan grew up in Sligo, a busy commercial town in the northwest of Ireland. The youngest of seven children, he has three brothers and three sisters: Finbarr, Peter Jr, Yvonne, Liam, Denise and Mairead. His parents owned a diner in Sligo named Carlton Café located on Castle Street and Shane used to work there as a waiter from a very early age. 

Shane found his passion in music at a young age. Together with school mates Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, and later joined by Nicky Byrne and Brian McFadden the group would eventually create Westlife. Their eponymous first album was released in 1999 and shot the band to fame. 

Ten albums and over 50 million sales later, the band came to an amicable split with a wonderful, sell-out farewell tour in 2012 after which Shane decided to embark on a solo career. His first solo album You & Me was released in November 2013 under MCA MUSIC. 

Shane Filan’s first solo gig in Manila, featuring several of Westlife’s greatest hits, is definitely not to be missed! Presented by Midas Promotions, Shane Filan You & Me Tour Live in Manila 2014 is held on 1 October 2014 at the World Trade Center Manila. Tickets to the show are on sale through SM Tickets (; tel: 470-2222), Ticketnet (; tel: 911-5555), and TicketWorld (; tel:891-9999) from 16 June 2014. 

Watch the Shane Filan You & Me Tour Live in Manila 2014 
Date: Wednesday, 1 October 2014 
Time: 8pm 
Venue: World Trade Center Manila 

Tickets: PHP 4,500 (Platinum Seated), PHP 3,000 (Gold Standing), PHP 2,000 (Silver Standing) 

Tickets are now available through SM Tickets, Ticketnet, and TicketWorld outlets. 

Our ticketing partners apply a customer service fee to all tickets purchased via its network. This fee is additional to the face value of the ticket and is payable upon purchase of tickets. 

Visit Shane Filan official website:

Globe Digital Lifestyle Expo

Enjoying the Wonderful World with Globe Telecom as it sparks digital revolution in the Philippines with the two-day Digital Lifetsyle Expo.

Recognizing the growing relevance of recent technology innovations in our lives, Globe Telecom held the Wonderful World with Globe: Embracing a Wonderful Digital Life at the Mega Fashion Hall of SM Megamall, showcasing the latest trends, gadgets, and applications that aim to empower netizens and promote inclusion for Filipinos who have yet to join the digital revolution.
Peter Bithos, Globe Telecom Chief Operating Advisor
Peter Bithos, Globe Telecom Chief Operating Advisor presents the new bundles of telecom's digital lifetyle that breeds connectivity and creativity.

“There are different factors shaping our digital lifestyle, such as the rise of Internet penetration availability of the more Internet-enabled phones, customization of data packages, and the boost of applications for all uses. Their integration redefines how people connect, choose, and capture moments,” said Peter Bithos.

“In the digital age, options abound and changes happen with a tap of a finger. With technology and devices being brought to the reach of more Filipinos, everyone is invited to embrace the digital lifestyle that breeds connectivity and creativity,” said Bithos.

Partnership with Globe’s Lifestyle Bundles, experts from the media, business, and digital industries gave relevant insights on how digital innovations have greatly affected people’s daily activities.

The Work and Play session discussed how engagements, business or personal, are more convenient and enjoyable by a host of applications and services that are affordable to any consumer. 

The first batch of panelists (for Work and Play) included Spotify Asia Managing Director Sunita Kaur, Manila Bulletin Technology Editor Art Samaniego, Jr., LG Electronics Product Marketing Manager Faith Mijares, Zomato Philippines Country Manager Anton Ojeda, Globe Vice-President for Usage, Recon, and Customer Experience Management, Postpaid Business, Debbie Obias, and Globe Vice President for Digital Media Glen Estrella.

Create and Share

During the second batch of partners, TrueProperty Adviser Nat Segovia, PhoneCo Mobile Technologies (CloudeFone) President Eric Yu, Zalora Philippinnes Marketing Director Martin Cu, Mobext Philippines Marketing Manager Trish Elamparo, Globe Vice President for Digital Media Glenn Estrella, Globe Head of Customer Communication and nowledge Management Miggy Dela Cruz, and Globe Head of Digital Mobile and Advertising Bela Gupta formed the panel of speakers. 
Globe CEO Ernest Cu

The Create and Share session delved into Filipino's penchant for expressing their passion and voicing out their ideas by making technology more flexible and adaptable to one's personal needs.

On the second day of the Globe Digital Lifestyle Expo, August 23, netizens were treated to many activities, games, new and exclusive offers from Globe brands and  partners. There was a mini-concert featuring celebrities Sam Concepcion, Radha and Morissete Amon.

The Wonderful World with Globe: Digital Lifestyle Expo was free and opened to the public held at the Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. 

The event is in partnership with the country's leading digital brands Spotify, Samsung, Zalora, Grab taxi, Cloudefone, LG Philippines, Zomato, Huawei and the Manila Bulletin.

August 25, 2014

Guitarero Carlos Agassi, Mark Striegl, Ann Mateo and Gloc-9 – The new clothing ambassadors of trusted underwear brand Guitar

Introducing during the recently media launch are entertainment celebrities Carlos Agassi and Gloc-9, with new personalities Mark Striegl and Ann Mateo - the new clothing ambassadors of trusted underwear brand Guitar. 

One of the well known and very best names when it comes to the creation of significant and good quality underwears and or uniforms like sando and tshirts brand is Guitar. Guitar Underwear is the brand that started in the 1960s has been and up to now, a household name.

It became one of the most endearing products still preferred by children and grandchildren of the original customers. It has come a long way from its simple “de hilo” series to its present modern style.

Its name being synonymous with “quality,” Guitar has transcended from a mere undergarment to a necessity. It has now expanded its lines from innerwear shirts to outerwear shirts and sandos and modern basic briefs, panties and boxer shorts.

As Guitar goes to the next level of clothing products, they have tapped celebrities Carlos Agassi, Mark Mugen Streigl, Ann Mateo and Gloc-9 to be the brand’s new ambassadors.

Carlos Agassi, who has made his name in showbiz as an actor, host and rapper, was chosen by Guitar not only because of his physique but the brand sees in him that he strives to be the best in what he does, which is what the company also strives for. 

Mark “Mugen” Martinez Striegl is a half Filipino half American mixed martial arts fighter living in Baguio City. Born and raised in Tokyo, this is where he embraced the sport which now has become his life. His passion for MMA has made Mark a perfect role model for the youth and endorser for Guitar. 

Online singing sensation Ann Mateo has also caught the eye of Guitar because of her beautiful face and wonderful talent. She's been featured recently on Vogue Italia and was the May 2014 cover of MUSE magazine. She's currently one of the hosts of PTV4’s Upload TV every Tuesday 8-9pm. 

Gloc-9, Awit Award winning rapper and composer  was chosen by Guitar because of his being true to the Filipino spirit, which shows in his unique style of music. His fast-flowing vocal style has made him one of the most successful hip-hop artists in the Philippines. He represents Guitar as a genuine Filipino brand, simple yet with international appeal.

Guitar heads with the Brand Ambassadors presented during the media launch held at the Cities Events Place, Quezon City last August 23, 2014. Now celebrating its golden year, Guitar aims to create a distinct lifestyle with the help of their new star ambassadors.

With their new campaign seen around the metro on billboards and advertising channels, Guitar definitely is a brand to provide Filipinos both comfort and style for the next 50 more years.

For more information and updates, visit Guitar WEBSITE:
INSTAGRAM: @guitarunderwear1960 #guitarunderwear

August 24, 2014

Surprisingly, the M2 is not too far from Samsung’s Note 3

Kata M2 is an elegantly and beautiful smartphone, a device for customers wanting mobile phone that comes with brilliant specs and performance. Really surprisingly, the Kata M2 is not too far from Samsung’s Note 3!

Kata M2 Specs:

5.5’ Super HD Display
Quad Core MTK 6582

1.3 GHz CPU

Android 4.4 KitKat


16GB Internal Storage

13 MP Back Camera + 5MP Front Camera

Dual Sim

2300 mAh Battery

However the price range is stark. The M2 is priced at P6,999 while the Note 3 is priced at P22,490. You save a whopping P15,491 – with which you can buy two more M2’s with. Unbelievable?

Why don’t you find out on August 25 when the clock strikes 12mn. All you have to do is like KATA’ s Facebook fan page at and click on “Get Offer”.

And you get to buy a Kata M2 for yourself. Yep, that’s a 30 second process folks. 

Check your email for the “Get Offer” email we’ll send you, print it and bring it on the nearest Kata store on the Pick-up day on August 31 at 11am. The pick-up is a first-come, first-serve basis while stocks last. Take home your Kata M2 plus an extra free 25GB worth of online Cloud storage from KataCloud. Store pictures, videos, music, files – any and every data you have, in the cloud and be able to access it anywhere you like.

Check this out : Unboxing Kata M2

More Information about the latest Kata M2 and how to Buy & Pick Up your very own M2 can be found

66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be airing live on the Lifestyle Network on Aug. 26

Television's biggest night has found a new home on Philippine television,  the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be airing live on the Lifestyle Network on August 26.

To be hosted by actor and comedian Seth Meyers, this year's Emmys, is promising tight competition among a star-studded and impressive line-up of nominees. 

Programs nominated this year are raking in big numbers, with Game of Thrones leading the list with nineteen nominations. Celebrated miniseries Fargo and American Horror Story: Coven received eighteen nominations and seventeen nominations respectively. 

Other programs receiving ten or more nominations include Breaking Bad, The Normal Heart, Saturday Night Live, House of Cards, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Downton Abbey, Orang is the New Black, Sherlock: His Last Vow (Masterpiece), True Detective, Modern Family, and The Voice. 

This year's performer nominations include a renowned group of actors--many of whom are past Oscars nominees and winners. The list includes:

- Chiwetel Ejiofor in Dancing on the Edge
- Matthew McConaughey in True Detective
- Julia Roberts in The Normal Heart 

With today's television groundbreakers all in the running for various awards at this year's Emmys, which shows and actors will win big? 

Watch out the live and exclusive telecast of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on August 26 on the Lifestyle Network. Catch the Emmys Red Carpet at 7:00am and the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at 8:00am, with a primetime replay at 8:00pm. Weekend replays will air on August 30 at 7:00pm and August 31 at 12:30pm. 

For updates, visit Lifestyle Network on


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