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September 2011


Random Ideas for the Road Food Trip Lover

A big thanks to all those who submitted their entries to the Blog Carnival with the theme “Your Most Awesome Road Food Trip”!

To give you ideas for your next Road Food Trip,  here is a compilation of my favorite entries:

1. Quezon Province, the Next Frontier of Road Food Trip Adventure

Photo by: FoodStyling-Manila.Com

The province of Quezon is starting to be appreciated as a road food trip destination. Now, people find there’s more to it than the usual Pahiyas celebration in Lucban. Three of my favorite restaurants are located in Quezon: Ugu Bigyan in Tiaong, Quezon; Jay’s Kubli Springs in Dolores, Quezon, and the Crispy Pata Place in Candelaria.

Giannina of FoodStyling-Manila has a great blog series on her Quezon Road Food Adventure — from Real Quezon’s Beach Side Seafood Market to Fresh Seafood BBQ at Jualian Resort in Real to Biliran Island for Picnic and to the Malunok Falls via the Real-Mauban “Coastal Highway”.  She certainly covered more ground beyond the traditional Lucban visit and stopover at Kamayan sa Palaisdaan. She even featured Dahilican Port, which is the jump-off point for the other remote islands in Quezon, like Polillo Island.

Quezon will be my next Road Food Trip destination in 2012, specifically because of the relaunch of Balesin (which is south of Polillo Island), the beautiful and laidback beaches of Cagbalete Islands (via Mauban Quezon) and BonPen, the new destination in the 3rd district of Quezon.

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A Seussical Affair

One thing I realized about this show is that you need to be familiar with the world of Dr. Seuss to enjoy it with your kids. We know Cat in the Hat and Horton the Elephant — but that’s about it.

I must admit I got bored with the first part of the musical. I came in without any expectations and I did not read any prior information about Seussical in Manila.

During the latter act, the plot started to seem familiar. I recognized it as part of Dr. Seuss’ book “Horton Hatches the Egg“.   The show ended with a dance musical of “Green Eggs and Ham“. Those parts got me excited because I’ve been reading those books to Aidan and Joshua ever since they were little.

To  appreciate it, you and your kids need to be fans of the books so that you can enjoy the compilation of the story plot and personification of Dr. Seuss’ famous characters.

Here is a sneak peek into the Seussical world…

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STOMP Live in Manila – See What All The Noise Is About!

Official Press Release

STOMP Live in Manila
See What All The Noise Is About!

STOMP, the most invigorating and innovative musical spectacle that has gotten the world clamoring for more, is finally coming to Manila! The highly-anticipated show that features a unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy, will be staged at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, CCP from October 18-23. 2011 for a limited season only.

Brought to you by VISA, STOMP is a high-energy, percussive symphony, coupled with dance. Although STOMP is played entirely on non-traditional instruments, such as garbage can lids, buckets, brooms and sticks, it transforms the stage into a pulsating, witty, and utterly irresistible theatrical event. It has little or no melody in the traditional sense, so it doesn’t matter if your taste in music is jazz, classical, dance or pop. STOMP has no words yet, everyone can understand it.

Founded in Brighton, UK, in the summer of 1991, STOMP was the result of 10-year collaboration between its creators, Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas. STOMP was previewed at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre and premiered at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh, where it became the Guardian’s “Critic’s Choice” and won the Daily Express “Best of the Fringe” award. 

Between 1991 and 1994 the original cast of STOMP played to capacity audiences around the world: from Hong Kong to Barcelona, from Dublin to Sydney. The touring culminated in a sellout season at London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre in January 1994, where STOMP received an Olivier nomination for “Best Entertainment” and won “Best Choreography in a West End show”.

STOMP began its run at the Orpheum Theatre in New York in February 1994 and quickly went on to win both an Obie and a Drama Desk award for “Most Unique Theatre Experience”. By the summer of 1994 the first American cast was in place at the Orpheum, freeing the original cast for sell out tours of North America and Japan.

STOMP, now on its 9th year in London’s West End and its 17th year on Broadway, sets its unique feet stamping, fingers drumming and adrenaline rushing feel good sensations to audiences totaling more than 15 million in 48 countries across 5 continents, producing pure stage magic.

History of STOMP! 

STOMP!, a unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy, was created in Brighton, UK, in the summer of 1991. It was the result of a ten year collaboration between its creators, Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas.

They first worked together in 1981, as members of the street band Pookiesnackenburger and the theatre group, Cliff Hanger. Together, these groups presented a series of street comedy musicals at the Edinburgh Festival throughout the early ‘80s. After two albums, a UK TV series and extensive touring throughout Europe, Pookiesnackenburger also produced the highly acclaimed “Bins” commercial for Heineken lager. The piece was originally written and choreographed by Luke as part of the band’s stage show: it proved to be the starting point for STOMP!’s climatic dustbin dance.

In 1986, Luke and Steve created an eight minute “percussive movie” for Bette Midler’s HBO special, “Mondo Beyondo”.

Between 1987 and 1990, Luke staged, as artistic and musical director, four large scale outdoor events, including “Beat the Clyde”, which involved floating a drum orchestra on a pontoon in the centre of Glasgow; the largest of these events, the “Heineken Hove Lagoon show”, involved a hundred and twenty piece drum orchestra featuring the Brighton Festival Chorus and a full orchestral string section.

In 1991 Steve and Luke first created “STOMP!”, previewing at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre and premiering at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh, where it became the Guardian’s “Critic’s Choice” and won the Daily Express “Best of the Fringe” award.

Between 1991 and 1994 the original cast of STOMP! played to capacity audiences around the world: from Hong Kong to Barcelona, from Dublin to Sydney. The touring culminated in a sellout season at London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre in January 1994, where STOMP! received an Olivier nomination for “Best Entertainment” and won “Best Choreography in a West End show”.

An expanded version of STOMP!, involving up to 30 cast members, was originally created for the Brighton Festival, UK, and was subsequently presented in Melbourne, Australia. It was most recently seen in September 1995, open air, at the Acropolis in Athens and at the Royal Festival Hall, London. This production broke all box office records, which had been established by Frank Sinatra in 1972.

STOMP! began its run at the Orpheum Theatre in New York in February 1994 and quickly went on to win both an Obie and a Drama Desk award for “Most Unique Theatre Experience”. By the summer of 1994 the first American cast was in place at the Orpheum, freeing the original cast for sell out tours of North America and Japan.

In the summer of 1995, two more American productions were created for the sole purpose of US touring, which continues to this day. US casts have also debuted STOMP! in Chile, Brazil and Korea. Meanwhile, a fifth STOMP! company, also touring from the UK, was formed in 1997 and has consistently toured the world ever since. This company presented STOMP! for the first time in Scandinavia and South Africa and has been a regular visitor to Germany, Holland and France. Another STOMP! production opened in San Francisco in May 2000 running for two and a half years.

The original cast of STOMP! have recorded music for the Tank Girl movie soundtrack and appeared on the Quincy Jones album, “Q’s Jook Joint”. A soundtrack recorded by Steve and Luke for the Showtime Movie, “Riot”, was released in the Spring of 1997. STOMP! has also featured in a number of commercials, including Coca Cola’s “Ice Pick” and numerous spots for both Target stores in the US and Toyota in Japan.

STOMP! also created the “Mr Frears’ Ears” series of short films created for Nickelodeon, whilst “Brooms”, a fifteen minute short based around the opening routine, was nominated for an Academy Award. “Brooms was also selected for screening at Robert Redford’s Sundance Festival and for competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

STOMP! made a special appearance at the Academy Awards in March 1996 with an original piece involving the live synchronization of classic film clips and onstage action, featuring 20 performers from all five productions.

In the summer of 1997, Steve and Luke created and directed “STOMP! Out Loud”, a 45 minute television special for HBO, which combined stage material with new pieces created for TV. It was premiered in the USA in December 1997 and subsequently received 4 Emmy nominations, for direction, sound mixing, multi-camera editing and art direction. 1998 saw the release of the

STOMP! OUT LOUD video and DVD around the world. Another unique blend of live action and film footage was created for the Emmy Awards, in which STOMP! effectively performed with Spike Jones! 

STOMP! performed after midnight on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at US President Clinton’s Millennium celebrations. During 2000, a Sesame Street special, “Let’s Make Music”, a collaboration between STOMP! and the muppets, was released on TV and video in North America. 

Luke and Steve began production of their IMAX movie PULSE: a STOMP! Odyssey, in Brazil during Carnival 2000 and completed it in the summer of 2002. PULSE takes the IMAX audience on a spectacular global journey, featuring performances from KODO, TIMBALADA and EVA YERBABUENA. It was released to critical acclaim in New York in the autumn of 2002, and went on to win 2 major awards at the International Festival of La Geode in Paris. In September 2002, STOMP! finally entered London’s West End at the Vaudeville Theatre, and later that year STOMP! performed as part of the Royal Variety Show for the second time.

2003 saw a new STOMP! production open at the Stuart Street Theatre in Boston and a unique Dolby Digital trailer featuring STOMP! performances debuted in cinemas across the globe.

In 2004 New York celebrated 10 years of continuous performances of STOMP! at the Orpheum Theatre by renaming 2nd Avenue on 8th Street: STOMP! Avenue. 

Original UK cast: Luke Cresswell, Nick Dwyer, Sarah Eddy, Theseus Gerard, Fraser Morrison, David Olrod, Carl Smith and Fiona Wilkes.



STOMP is staged at CCP, Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo from October 18-23. Tickets are priced at P750, P1000, P1500, P2000, P2500, P3000, P3500, P4000, P4500, P5000, P5500, and P7000. Senior citizens enjoy a 20% discount.

All tickets are available at all TicketWorld outlets, selected National Bookstore branches, Robinsons Department Store (Galleria, Malate, Metro East, Festival Mall & Starmill Pampanga), and Ayala Center (Greenbelt 1, Glorietta 4, and Trinoma Mall Cinema Booths) and TicketWorld Office at 6793 Ayala Avenue, Suite 701 V. Madrigal Building, Makati City.  To book, call +632 891 9999, or visit TicketWorld’s website

STOMP is brought to you by VISA. OOCL is the Official Ocean Carrier. Dusit Thani Manila is the Official Hotel. Special thanks to STOMP media partners: ETC, 2nd Avenue, Jack TV, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, Business World, Manila Bulletin, Crossover 105.1 FM, Monster Radio RX 93.1, and Radio High 105.9FM


DISNEY LIVE! in Manila

Official Press Release


Mickey Mouse and his band of friends, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy will be performing in a music mash-up of mega proportions  as Disney Live! comes to Manila and Cebu City for the first time with its newest stage show Mickey’s Music Festival.  Concert goers will hear greatest hits from the blockbuster movies, AladdinThe Little Mermaid, and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story remixed to rock, pop, reggae, hip-hop, jazz and country, among other jams.  Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festivalbrings the biggest concert experience to hit live family entertainment. 

 “One song can touch millions of people around the world and Disney has been at the beat of this concept for years by making music a main ingredient of storytelling,” said Producer and CEO of Feld Entertainment Kenneth Feld.  “In Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival we are celebrating with the Disney characters to a soundtrack of the latest sounds and chart-topping hits. We want our guests to walk away with lasting memories and singing these unforgettable melodies long after they leave the show.” 

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival, featuring an all star line-up of more than 25 Disney characters,   begins with audiences watching a state-of-the-art video projection of the frenzy backstage which spills onto the stage as Mickey welcomes guests to his concert tour.  Soon thereafter, they will be transported to a new world of hip hop beats, dizzying acrobatics, flying carpets and magical transformations with Aladdin, Jasmine and Genie.  Underwater is where the crowd will meet up with Ariel, Sebastian and their nautical pals to groove to the reggae rhythm. And, family and friends will stomp to the beat as Woody, Buzz and Jessie teach them how to boogie rodeo-style.  Anyone can be a member of the band as giant-sized balloons fall from the ceiling in one scene and then in the next, Disney characters are dancing in the aisles.    

“We’ve created an environment where audience members will be able to connect with the Disney stars,” said Alana Feld, Producer and Executive Vice President of Feld Entertainment. “Within each concert moment are elements of personal interaction and they will be harmonizing, dancing, laughing and having an outrageously good time with the characters right there in their city.”

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival was built with a global audience in mind and a goal of being as universal as its featured music.  The father-daughter production team, Kenneth Feld and Alana Feld, has hand selected award-winning creative talents whose credits span from working with Madonna to winning a Latin Grammy®  Award to designing hundreds of costumes for Disney theme park shows:

  • Director/Choreographer Fred Tallaksen is the award-winning choreographer of Madonna’s “Sorry” video and the finale of her Confessions World Tour.  In 2008, he earned a Latin Grammy® in the Best Video category for Juanes’s “Me Enamora.” Tallaksen was also skating choreographer for “Austin Powers III-Goldmember”
  • Writer Jeremy Desmon’s credits include The Girl in the Frame, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie & Other Storybooks and Curious George Live!He received the 2007 Kleban Award for excellence in Musical Theatre Bookwriting, and is also a recipient of the Dramatists Guild’s Jonathan Larson Fellowship
  • Scenic Designer Rick Papineau is the vice president of Scenic Elements at Feld Entertainment and is credited for leading the creation of life-like versions of the characters from Disney/Pixar’s Cars that move on ice for Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy
  • Costume Designer Cynthia Nordstrom designed costumes for more than 15 original dance shows in Downtown Disney from 1996 until 1999 and is credited for designing costumes for Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy
  • Lighting Designer Sam Doty is eager to work on his second Disney Live! show after Disney Live! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show put him in the spotlight
  • Music Director Stan Beard has arranged and written the musical score for numerous domestic and international Disney On Iceproductions; has worked in the recording studio with such luminaries as Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival is presented in the Philippines by Vivre Fort Entertainment Inc. and is set to be staged this year at theWaterfront Cebu City Hotel from September 23-25 and at the Araneta Coliseum from October 5-9. For Manila shows, tickets are exclusively available at Ticketnet (911-5555) located in SM Department stores and at the Araneta Coliseum. For Cebu shows, tickets can be purchased at SM Tickets (032-231-3876) located in SM Cinemas, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel (032-232-6888), Ayala Center Cebu and also at Ticketnet. For more details, visit or call Vivre Fort Entertainment at (02) 470 6956.

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival is also brought to you by Araneta Coliseum, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel, Araneta Center, Gateway Cineplex 10, Alimall Cineplex 4, SM Cinemas, Discovery Suites, Businessworld, Sunstar, Cebu Daily News, Crossover 105.1, Power FM Cebu and Love Radio 97.9.




IN THE HEIGHTS, Tony Award winning Broadway Musical

Official Press Release


Manila, Philippines – Atlantis Productions, in cooperation with DELTA AIRLINES, continues it’s spectacular 2011 season with the highly anticipated staging of the IN THE HEIGHTS, which runs from September 2 – 18, 2011 at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati.

Leading the cast of the hit musical are acoustic Balladeer and songwriter NyoyVolante, one of the country’s most versatile film and television actresses Jackie Lou Blanco and upcoming singer/actress and MYX MJ K-La Rivera.

Nyoy Volante has always been vocal about his love for musical theatre. He has performed with Atlantis Productions in shows such as THE ROCKY HORRORSHOW, DREAMGIRLS, HAIRSPRAY, for which he received critical acclaim as Seaweed J. Stubbs, and, most recently, as Emmett in LEGALLY BLONDE. Nyoy says, “I’ve always been in love with musical theatre! Whether performing in them or merely watching them, I find the degree of technique and expertise outstanding! Also, it never fails to produce a certain kind of bond and fellowship between cast members so, more often than not, you’re bound to end up having lot’s of newly found friends!”

Nyoy takes on his biggest role to date as Usnavi, the Washington Heights bodega owner who dreams of returning to the Dominican Republic, in the hit musical with a hip-hop, salsa, merengue and soul music infused score by Tony Award winner Lin Manuel Miranda. Nyoy says of IN THE HEIGHTS, “It’s fresh! Hip hop,rap, the latin flavor. Definitely one of a kind! Thank goodness Broadway just keeps coming up with stuff to wow us with. Lin-Manuel Miranda is a genius!”

IN THE HEIGHTS marks Jackie Lou Blanco’s first musical stage role and also her first time to do an English language play. She says, “This is a show of firsts forme! It is my first musical. My first English language production. And my firstshow with Atlantis. I am very excited!” She plays the role of Camila, mother of Nina (played by K-La Rivera). She describes her character, “Camila is a woman of strong character trying to handle difficulties the family faces but always trying to keep her family together.”

Asked what her biggest challenge in the musical is, Jackie Lou says, “The singingis definitely my biggest challenge, as I know singing is not my genius!”

K-La Rivera was a finalist on the recent talent competition STAR POWER and was recently selected to join the MYX family as one of their new VJ’s. Many see K-La’s star quickly rising in the entertainment industry. Asked what attracted her to auditioning for IN THE HEIGHTS, she says, “I really wanted the chance to experience the life and disciplined training it takes to be a Musical Theatre performer. I’m excited because this is the first time this Tony Award winning musical will be performed outside of the United States. It’s a huge honor for me to be a part of this musical alongside some of the best national and even international performers here in the Philippines. With rehearsals already undergoing, this will be a big stepping stone for me with not only singing, but performing in all aspects whether singing, acting and dancing.”

K-La plays Nina Rosario, the 19-year old Stanford student who returns to her old neighborhood with some surprising news. K-La says, “This is a character I can relate to and internalize, as I moved from Canada when I was 18 to pursue my dreams of being a performer here in the Philippines, with the greatest amount of support behind me from my family and friends back home. It is very true when they say, “Everything happens for a reason” as I believe God allows everything to happen in our life with a purpose behind it. My sincere thanks toBackroom Entertainment for introducing me to Atlantis Productions, most especially Direk Bobby Garcia and Ms. Chari Arespacochaga.”

Director Bobby Garcia, who directs IN THE HEIGHTS after receiving critical acclaim for his staging of NEXT TO NORMAL, says, “I couldn’t be more thrilled with the cast that we have assembled for IN THE HEIGHTS. They are some of the most talented performers in the country. They all come from different parts of the entertainment industry and that always makes it more exciting. I couldn’timagine a better cast than who we have.”

IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. It is the winner of three Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL.

Joining them in an all-star cast that includes Ima Castro, Tex Ordonez, CalvinMillado, Felix Rivera, Jay Glorioso and Jimmy Marquez among many others.

The Manila premiere of IN THE HEIGHTS is made possible through a special licensing arrangement with Rodgers and Hammerstein Theatricals and Broadway Asia Entertainment. For tickets call Atlantis Productions at 892-7078 or 840-1187.

Manila Life

Regina Iustitiae Sorority’s Carnival de Rainhas : Fair and Bazaar!

Official Press Release

Regina Iustitiae Sorority, proudly presents 

Indulge in a day of revelry and merrymaking! Gather your family and friends and partake in Carnival De Rainhas! A fair and bazaar in the Rockwell tent this September 18, 2011 from 10am to 10pm! 🙂 Choose from a wide variety of stores and game booths for the family, and even kids, to enjoy!

Tickets are at P100 only! 🙂

Contact : MAIQUI LAUREL : 0918-9630473

Some of our booths include :

Minerale Makeup
Caprice shop
Ida Clothing
Tony Comics
Boutique Nayelli
D Clothing
Saved Shirts
Power Clean Soap, Beadworks
Jo’s Closet
Little Miss OC
Sexy White Shirt
Power Clean Soap, Beadworks
KVed Shirts
Monster Closet
Reap by Chynna Gonzales
Amber Lights Laguna
DAS Shoes
Cookie Jar
Jewel’s Podium Fabshop
Dam Good Stuff
Therapy Bags
AntiFashion Manila
Mediterrasia Cuisine
Mio gelati
What D Fudge
Eng Ho Bakeshop
Flan by Maria and Co.
Chubby Chicken
Panda Bear’s Bamboo Oven
BBQ April Badillo
Chori Burger
Pria’s Kitchen
Potato Corner
Rice Toppings

and many more!!! 🙂

Performance Arts

Black Eyed Peas – Live in Manila

Official Press Release: Black Eyed Peas concert tickets selling like pancakes!

Black eyed peas

It has only been more than a week since they have gone on sale but tickets to the Black Eyed Peas Live in Manila 2011 are now selling like pancakes! Some sections are almost full! It’s evident that thousands of fans are extra excited for the return concert of the four piece ensemble in the country. The multi-Grammy Award winning and hottest selling group composed of rappers (William Adams), Filipino (Allan Pineda), Taboo (Jaimed Gomez) and recently wed songstress Fergie (Stacy Ann Ferguson) have just wrapped up their sixth successful tour–The Beginning.

Keeping their promise,they are set to hold a greatest hits non-stop dance party on October 25, 2011 at the Mall of Asia open grounds.

Having announced that they will go in an indefinite hiatus early this year, the act behind several wonder hits such as “Where is the Love,” “Let’s Get It Started,” “My Humps,” and “I Gotta Feeling” surprised Asia by holding two special concerts: one in Seoul, South Korea and second in Manila, Philippines. Filipino member Allan Pineda a.k.a cleared that they are not breaking up. “We always have a cycle where we take a break and pursue our individual projects. We’ll never break up. Black Eyed Peas is a friendship that can never be broken,” adds the Pinoy rapper in his last interview with Yahoo! Philippines OMG last August.

For the past decade, BEP’s sound has raised the standards of pop music to greater heights. They are successful in singing and performing from their soul. Not only are they recognized for their talent, but their work has inspired people from all walks of life. Having won several Grammy awards in spite taken several individual breaks is proof of the group’s power and influence. Recently, fans all over the world get to live on one of the best dance and concert experiences with their hits such as “Boom Boom Pow,” “Don’t Stop theParty,” “Imma Be Rocking That Body,” and “The Time-Dirty Bit.”

Because of the continuous love and support that promoters Futuretainment and Music Management International have been receiving for the past half a year, they are currently offering limited discount promos for some sections of the Black Eyed Peas Live in Manila 2011 concert. They also are brewing a special seat sale promo with Philippines’ largest airline—Cebu Pacific. Fans can meet the BEP halfway with big savings on international and domestic flights. Crowds not only from the Philippines but enthusiasts from all across neighbouring countries in Asia are expected to have the time of their lives with the BEP experience! This is indeed history in the making!

Black Eyed Peas – Live in Manila
Artists:, fergie,, Taboo
Venue: SM MOA Concert Grounds
Date: October 25, 2011 – 8pm 

Ticket Outlets:
Futuretainment 0917-555-5475,  0947-396-4539, 577-3265
MMI – 0917-555-5415, 5867275
TicketWorld – 891-9999
SM Tickets – 4702222


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Twitter: @futureupdate

EARLY BIRD PROMO – 20% OFF Save as much as Php 2,000.00!

15% off to All  Citibank Card holders 

All Citibank Card holders can enjoy this great deal.
Promo runs from October 8 – 23, 2011.
Per DTI NCR Permit No. 7313 Series of 2011.

VIP A Php 10,000
VIP B Php 8,000
GOLD Php 4,000
SILVER Php 2,000
BRONZE Php   800

VIP A Php 8,500
VIP B Php 6,800
GOLD Php 3,400
SILVER Php 1,700
BRONZE Php 850  

Promo runs from October 8 – 23, 2011. 

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*Per DTI NCR Permit No. 7313 Series of 2011.

Awesome Filipinos


Official Press Release


Michael Cacnio’s reputation as a pillar of social realism in Philippine sculpture was builtover time through his leitmotif of quotidian Filipino scenes inspired by his childhood in Malabon. 2006 TOYM awardee and a Fine Arts alumnus of UP Diliman, Cacnio’s careeras a professional sculptor in brass spans twenty years, marked by more than 50 well-received solo exhibits, an even greater number of commissioned works, and numerous sold-out shows staged here and abroad.

He did not only carve a spot in the global art scene for his country, but was the only Filipino to be featured in a solo exhibit in the European Commission’s headquartersin Berlaymont, Brussels and has a permanent display in the Fukuyama Museum in Hiroshima Japan.


INSPIRED is a unique collaboration of world class sculptor Michael Cacnio with the
much-acclaimed global brand LEGO to advocate the importance of imagination, creativity and knowledge.

Michael Cacnio reimagines and recreates his trademark brass sculptures with the LEGO bricks that colored his childhood days while keeping the rustic and naturalistic air that animates his works.

Through the unexpected fusion of brass and plastic, Michael Cacnio’s upcoming works aim to challenge the norm, rouse one’s imagination, and invite people to ask and answer “Why?” and “What if?” which are the very foundations of learning andinspiration.

Originality, inventiveness, simple joys of childhood and family life brought Michael Cacnio and LEGO together.

Source: Official Press Release

Events, Manila Life

Go Negosyo Young Entrepreneurs Summit 2011

Official Press Release

Following the success of last year’s Youth Summit, which inspired more than 18,000 aspiring and existing small entrepreneurs, Go Negosyois having its third Young Entrepreneurs Summit this September 23, 2011at the World Trade Center. Themed Be Smart, Be Enterprising, the Summit will gather together the entrepreneurs of tomorrow, youth from different highschools and colleges, to reinforce an enterprising spirit and to empower them with the relevant entrepreneurship tools to help them move up in life.

The day will be filled with opportunities of listening and meeting thecountry’s best speakers such as Gibo Teodoro, Bo Sanchez, Mike Enriquez,Josiah Go, Henry Tenedero, Michael Angelo Lobrin and Roselle Ambubuyog whose insights will surely inspire the young to discover the best in themselvesand work at succeeding in life. Young celebrities such as Cristalle Henares, Bam Aquino, RJ David, Kenneth Cobonpue and Iliac Diaz will also be present to share personal motivations in becoming the icons that they are today.

A hundred exciting business ideas await the participants in the expoand student bazaar.

For more details, call 6379229 or 6379347 or visit and

Admission is free for students and teachers!



Announcing… [email protected] -The Newest Weekend Lifestyle Market in the South!

10/11/11 UPDATE:  Soderno’s launched was postponed due to the delay of the tent construction because of the typhoons. We are announcing the opening of Soderno in November. 

Are you looking for a great place where you can enjoy shopping for innovative fashion, arts and crafts and great-tasting food?

Then come to [email protected] LIFESTYLE CENTER – Your newest weekend food and lifestyle market in the South!

SODERNO is a haven for emerging talents in fashion and the arts and for new and unique food finds!

The market includes:

·      FASHION. Innovative fashion finds and accessories from new designers.

·      ARTS AND CRAFTS. Unique arts and crafts from up-and-coming artists.

·      FOOD. Great-tasting gourmet dishes, delicacies and pastries from home chefs and bakers

·      ORGANIC & NATURAL PRODUCE. Freshly harvested organic & natural fruits and vegetables and a selection of free-range meats, seafood and dairy products

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