Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Speed up productivity with the Volvo EC200D

The Volvo EC200D is the fastest 20-ton class excavator on the market. With shorter cycle times and outstanding lifting capabilities it delivers significant productivity improvements for all types of general construction work. 

World-class fuel efficiency, productivity, quality, safety and service availability are always included when you buy a Volvo excavator.  

Epson Continues To Empower The Retail Sector With Innovative Solutions

Epson showcases its innovative retail solutions as it joins the 4th Retail Technology and Innovation Summit Asia held recently at the City of Dreams Manila in Parañaque City.

Organized by Escom Events, the event gathered stakeholders, decision makers, thought leaders, and disruptors from the hospitality industry to share their expertise and valuable experiences in utilizing the latest trends and innovations to stay competitive in the ever-changing digital economy.

Watch: Trailer For Greg Berlanti’s Upcoming Psychological Thriller, YOU

Set in today’s 24/7 hyper-connected world, YOU, created by Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, and based on the novel of the same name by Caroline Kepnes, explores how vulnerable we all are to stalking and manipulation online and in real life. The cast includes teen show alumni Penn Badgley (Gossip Girl) and Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars), and is set to premiere in September.

RCBC creates first-of-its-kind ‘ePiso’ Digital Cash

In the photo are - Margarita Lopez - Digital Banking and Operations Head, RCBC; Ana Luisa Lim - Chief Compliance Officer, RCBC; Melchor Plabasan - Deputy Director and Head of Core Information Technology Specialist Group, BSP; John Thomas Deveras, Asset Management and Remedial Head, RCBC; Mary Ann Cube - Central Point of Contact Department IV Officer-In-Charge, BSP; Ma. Belinda Caraan - Supervision and Examination Officer-In-Charge, BSP; Helen Dee - Chairperson, RCBC; Gil Buenaventura - President, RCBC; Florentino Madonza - Controllership Head, RCBC; Jonathan Lumain - Chief Technology Officer, RCBC

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) has partnered with eCurrency Mint Limited to launch its digital money, RCBC ePiso. A first-of-its-kind digital cash in the country, the ePiso is a digitized Philippine peso that enables secure, affordable, fast and efficient mode of mobile payment that provides consumers and businesses an innovative payment solution revolutionizing day-to-day commerce.

ABS-CBN Wins Television Station Of The Year At The Rotary Club Of Manila Journalism Awards

The Rotary Club of Manila (RCM) recognized ABS-CBN for its outstanding contributions to media, naming the network Television Station of the Year and honoring seven of its seasoned broadcast journalists in different categories.

“TV Patrol” anchor Ted Failon won Male Television Broadcaster of the Year while “Early Edition” anchor Annalisa Burgos won Regional Female Broadcaster of the Year. Broadcast journalists Doris Bigornia and RG Cruz won Television Female Reporter of the Year and Television Male Reporter of the Year, respectively.

TEAMGROUP Announces New Specification DDR4 Memory For AMD Ryzen CPUs Up To 3466 MHz

Taipei TEAMGROUP, the world’s leading memory brand, officially announces the launch of an advanced version of T-FORCE DARK PRO memory kits with new specifications for the 2nd Generation AMD Ryzen™ processors. With the rollout of new AMD processors, TEAMGROUP releases an upgrade specification of T-FORCE DARK PRO DDR4 gaming ram up to 3466 MHz. Its high performance and stability prove to meet the requirements of the gaming CPU and provide the best experiences for overclockers and gamers.

Slow Internet – When You Can’t Work And You Can’t Play

Everyone hates slow internet connection – it’s a pain to watch video-on-demand services, listen to music, download files from Dropbox, and chat on Messenger, Hangouts, and Skype. Add to that multiplayer and eSport games (on PC, mobile, and console) that require stable connection to be playable, and websites that take forever to load. SMEs, corporations, and those in the enterprise sector hate this even more: unreliable and slow internet connectivity leads to missed opportunities, takes a toll on revenue, and pulls down productivity.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Production Starts on New Line Cinema’s “The Kitchen”

Principal photography has began on New Line Cinema’s gritty drama “The Kitchen,” written and directed by Andrea Berloff, who was nominated for an Oscar for the original screenplay for “Straight Outta Compton.”

Based on the Vertigo comic book series from DC Entertainment, the film stars Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids”), Tiffany Haddish (“Girls Trip”) and Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) as three 1978 Hell’s Kitchen housewives whose mobster husbands are sent to prison by the FBI. Left with little but a sharp ax to grind, the ladies take the Irish mafia’s matters into their own hands—proving unexpectedly adept at everything from running the rackets to taking out the competition…literally.

Winner announced for the “2018 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” on Blue Ant Entertainment




The “2018 Billboard Music Awards,” hosted by “The Voice” coach, Kelly Clarkson, was an emotional and celebratory night of nostalgic and one-of-a-kind musical performances and touching moments all to celebrate this year’s biggest and best in music! This year’s show aired live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Monday, 21 May, on Blue Ant Entertainment.

Achieve Your #Hairgoals With Watsons!

Whether it’s hair color, styling, or simply the way it blows in the wind, a woman’s hair is her source of power and confidence.

Everyone wants in on what’s in when it comes to cuts and styles. Filipino women in particular are bold and experimental when it comes to their haircut, but talk about hair coloring and they still tend to be conservative and reluctant to take that leap into more daring hair tones. Also, there is less involvement in hair treatment as it is considered a “fix” to an already existing damage rather than a way of preventing it. But that needs to change.

World-Renowned Speaker Stephen M.R. Covey To Talk About “Trust Leadership” In ANC Forum

Leadership guru Stephen M.R. Covey, the renowned author of the New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal best-seller “The Speed of Trust,” will soon be able to share his expertise in building trust among individuals and within organizations to Filipino and Philippine-based leaders through ANC, the ABS-CBN News Channel.

Covey banners ANC’s “Leading with Trust, A Session with Stephen M.R. Covey” event on June 19 at the Dusit Thani Manila, where business executives, government leaders, corporate leaders, and Human Resources professionals can learn from one the world’s most compelling keynote speakers.

Eugene Domingo and Cherie Gil Deliver Epic Acting Showdown In Jollibee’s Comedy Digital Series

When it comes to acting, very few can get on the level of Eugene Domingo and Cherie Gil. Both differing in style and genre, with Cherie often seen in emotionally charged dramas and Eugene in comedy scenes, these actresses are acting legends!

For the second season of Jollibee’s web series, 14/29 Petsa de Peligro JolliSerye, the two veteran actresses are bringing their A-game to the brand’s latest hit series.

Michael Jordan's Chicago Finale commemorated with Limited-Edition Bulls Jersey

June 14, 1998; Salt Lake City, Utah: Michael Jordan’s jumper with 5.2 seconds remaining seals a Bulls victory over the Utah Jazz and with it a title, a legacy and a legend.

Twenty years later, MJ’s Chicago finale will be commemorated with a forthcoming 10-part ESPN Films and Netflix documentary series, “The Last Dance,” and a special-edition Michael Jordan Bulls jersey.

AXA gives kids Jr. NBA head start

AXA, the official insurance partner of the NBA in the Philippines, supported young Filipino basketball players as they participated in the Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska Regional Selection Camp in Metro Manila. 

AXA backed Johnrey Catalan, Jamir Baldomar, Christian Jaojoco, Dexter Lugmay, Razel de Torres, John Greg Gawat, and Jam Lachica, who joined over 800 young players ages 10-14 at the tryouts held in Don Bosco Technical Institute, Makati City. 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Global Superstar Janet Jackson to receive the coveted Icon Award and deliver a highly anticipated performance at the “2018 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” on BlueAnt Entertainment

Jackson’s Billboard Music Awards Performance to Mark Her First on Television in Nine Years

The “2018 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on MONDAY, 21 MAY, 8:00 A.M. on BLUE ANT ENTERTAINMENT

dick clark productions and announced that music legend, Janet Jackson, will be honored with the prestigious ICON Award at the “2018 Billboard Music Awards,” and will deliver a highly-anticipated performance that will be her first on television in nine years.

Father Digitally Looks For Missing Daughter In “Searching” Trailer

Sometimes the search for the truth results in more questions. Watch the new international trailer for Columbia Pictures’ suspense thriller Searching, the critically acclaimed sensation in the recent Sundance Film Festival.

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” Holds Special Screening At Glorietta 4

The Walt Disney Company Philippines and Ayala Malls Cinemas joined forces together on May 17 in holding the first-ever exclusive screening of Lucasfilm‘s “Solo: A Star Wars Story” in the Philippines.

The premiere was held in Glorietta 4 in Makati and was attended by Star Wars fans and celebrities from various fields.

Zazie Beetz: Domino of Luck in "DEADPOOL 2"

Deadpool comic creator Rob Liefeld is a fan of his character’s movies. “Ryan made “Deadpool” a little dirtier. He brings that extra-edgy material that works. He’s perfect for it. They’ve taken great liberties with the R-rating and I think it found its own niche. I’m thrilled that there’s this different muscle that Fox gets to work out,” enthuses Liefeld.

Canine Pets exiled in “ISLE OF DOGS” - Exclusive at Ayala Malls Cinemas starting May 30

On May 30, help save the dogs from exile as Ayala Malls Cinemas exclusively brings 20th Century Fox’s “Isle of Dogs” at Glorietta 4, Trinoma, Market! Market!, Cloverleaf Balintawak and Fairview Terraces. 

“Isle of Dogs” tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. Set in the Japanese Archipelago, twenty years in the future when canine-saturation has reached epidemic proportions and an outbreak of Snout-Fever rips through the city of Megasaki. Dog-Flu threatens to cross the species threshold and enter the human disease pool. Mayor Kobayashi of Uni Prefecture calls for a hasty quarantine: the expulsion and containment of all breeds, both stray and domesticated. By official decree, Trash Island becomes an exile colony  - The Isle of Dogs.

Friday, May 18, 2018

ePLDT Joins Asia CEO Forum On Cyber Security

ePLDT, the industry-leading enabler of digital enterprise solutions in the Philippines, recently participated in the Asia CEO Forum on Cyber Security: Protect Your Business in a Philippine Context at the Marriott Hotel, Manila. Angel Redoble, ePLDT Chief Group Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), was invited as one of the guest speakers to open the discussion on the cyber security challenges to Philippine businesses.

Production Has Begun For HBO Asia’s Brand New Original Period Drama Series “Grisse”

HBO Asia announced today that principal photography for the eight-part hour-long brand new original period drama, GRISSE, has begun. The English language series joins the expanding collection of HBO Asia Original productions produced by the network, further strengthening its commitment to producing more compelling and relevant local content for the Asian audience. The series is scheduled to premiere later this year on HBO Asia’s on-air, online and on-demand platforms.

Multiplatinum-selling artist Ariana Grande will open the ‘2018 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS’ Live on Blue Ant Entertainment

The “2018 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on MONDAY, 21 MAY, 8:00 A.M. on BLUE ANT ENTERTAINMENT

dick clark productions announced today that multiplatinum, record-breaking superstar Ariana Grande will open the “2018 Billboard Music Awards” with a show-stopping performance from her upcoming LP.

The pop songstress, who’s new single “No Tears Left to Cry” hit No. 1 on iTunes in 85+ markets and No. 1 on U.S. iTunes for seven consecutive days in its debut week, will join previously announced performers BTS, Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa and Shawn Mendes on a night filled with music’s biggest names.

Mega Tuna creates bonding experience with Liza Soberano

Winners of Mega Tuna contest, leveled up their Barkada Hangout Session by bonding with Mega barkada Liza Soberano

Hanging out with your barkada can be aa more fun bonding experience with great food and Liza Soberano.

Olympic swimmers praise ONE Championship for elevating sports landscape in Asia

In partnership with Nielsen Sports, the leading source of sports measurement, analytics and insights around the world, ONE Championship held the inaugural “What’s Next in Global Sports” conference from May 17 to 18 May at the Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre in Singapore.

Tackling the driving factors behind Asia’s rise on the global sports stage, the event featured an esteemed list of notable guests, including two of the most prominent Olympians in history.

Olympic swimmers Michael Phelps and Joseph Schooling attended the “What’s Next in Global Sports” conference, which brought together thought leaders that participated in dynamic discussions on the key technology, media and marketing trends shaping the future of the sports industry.

Phelps is the most decorated swimmer in history, capturing a total of 28 medals including a record-setting 23 gold medals, over the course of his illustrious career

Shawn Mendes and Khalid to collaborate for a special performance at the “2018 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” on Blue Ant Entertainment

The “2018 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on MONDAY, 21 MAY, 8:00 A.M. on BLUE ANT ENTERTAINMENT

dick clark productions announced that five-time Billboard Music Award nominee Khalid will perform during the “2018 Billboard Music Awards.” Khalid and Shawn Mendes will take the stage for a special collaboration and the world television premiere of Mendes’ new single, “Youth,” immediately following Mendes’ performance of his hit single ”In My Blood.”

Angela Lee remains as One Women's Atomweight World Champion with Unanimous Decision Win over Mei Yamaguchi

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), hosted another memorable and historic evening in its home-base of Singapore, as the capacity crowd at the Singapore Indoor Stadium witnessed an amazing display of heart-pounding martial arts action. ONE: UNSTOPPABLE DREAMS featured a series of compelling bouts, punctuated by three unforgettable championship clashes that left fans on the edge of their seats. In the main event, Angela Lee successfully defended the ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship against Mei Yamaguchi. In the co-main event, Sam-A Gaiyanghadao scored a fourth-round knockout victory over Sergio Wielzen to capture the inaugural ONE Super Series Muay Thai Flyweight World Championship. Meanwhile, Martin Nguyen retained the ONE Featherweight World Championship, defeating Christian Lee via razor-thin split decision.

Live larger and go deeper this summer with TechnoMarine

This summer, live larger and go deeper when you explore the wonders of the sea with the TechnoMarine Manta Sea watch. Ruggedly tough yet elegantly fashionable, the TechnoMarine Manta Sea timepiece is fit for any adventure, on the beach or underwater. 

Designed for recreational scuba diving, TechnoMarine Manta Sea is water resistant up to 200 meters. Its solid black silicone band and smooth Japanese components allow you to move without any restrictions. It also has luminous hands that help you see clearly even in deep waters.

A smart, green workspace that brings a higher return on investment

With the world’s growing concern on energy conservation, the demand for ‘green’ buildings is rapidly expanding. Thus, businesses today have started to embrace more eco-friendly practices, as they realize the positive benefits these can bring to their operation.

A smart, green workspace that brings a higher return on investment

By locating your office in green buildings, tenants and investors alike can enjoy long-term economic and social benefits such as reduced operating costs from energy savings, increased employee health and productivity, and higher asset values—all of which translates to a better return on investment.

Watch the American Idol Performance and Finale Shows Live on Sony Channel

Performance show – 
Monday May 21 at 8am (7am JKT/BKK)
Finale result show – 
Tuesday May 22 at 9am (8am JKT/BKK) 

Get ahead of the internet spoilers and watch the excitement directly from the US with Sony Channel’s live broadcast of American Idol’s performance and finale result shows! 

After an exciting and unpredictable journey, America has voted for the top three hopefuls who will be performing next week to take this season’s American Idol crown:  

Thursday, May 17, 2018

AXN Kicks Off Star Search for New Season of Asia’s Got Talent

Online Auditions for Season 3 
Open May 16, 2018 

The search is on for Asia’s next superstar! 
AXN, the leading English general entertainment channel and producer of Asia’s Got Talent, announced today that the online auditions for the third season of its hit-rated series will open on May 16 at www.AXN-Asia.com/AsiasGotTalent 

Auditions are open to aspiring performers of any age, any background and with any dream. Dancing, acrobatics, magic, comedy, athletic feats, singing, musical instruments – the AXN producers want to see it all.   

“Shock us, amaze us, thrill us and take a chance on your future,” said Derek Wong, Vice President of Production, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia. “AXN offers performers from over 15 countries in Asia one of the world’s largest platforms in which to amplify their careers. The finalists featured in our first two seasons have gone on to perform internationally, which is a testament to the power of Asia’s Got Talent in launching exciting new talent globally.” 

The Sacred Riana, winner of Asia’s Got Talent Season 2, was discovered in Indonesia and became an overnight viral sensation in 2017 as she mesmerized – and terrified – viewers with her astoundingly spooky illusions. Her performances achieved over 70 million collective views on Facebook and YouTube alone, and trended globally at #2.  

“The Sacred Riana was not your typical talent act, but she captured the imaginations of millions of AXN viewers across the region who voted for her as the ultimate winner. I hope that Riana will inspire a new generation of performers to take the first step in pursuing their dreams and submit their auditions online,” said Wong.  

Aspiring stars can visit www.AXN-Asia.com/AsiasGotTalent from May 16 until July 9, 2018 to submit their applications. The audition video should be a maximum of two minutes, and should include a short introduction of the performer and their act.  

In addition to the online auditions, AXN will hold a series of open auditions in major cities across the region starting in June. Cities, dates and venues will be announced in the coming weeks via AXN’s TV channel and website as well its Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube platforms (@AXNAsia). 

The Got Talent franchise was created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and is coproduced and owned by Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia. It is entered in the Guinness World Records as the Most Successful Reality Television Format in history with 70 local versions produced across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle-East, Africa and the Americas. Around the world, the Got Talent format airs in a total of 186 countries.  

AXN is Asia’s leading general entertainment channel, featuring exclusive top-rated drama series, blockbuster features, reality programs and groundbreaking original productions. The channel appeals to a discerning audience seeking content that is smart, intriguing and unexpected, all delivered close to US telecasts. From The Blacklist and MacGyver to Asia’s Got Talent and The Amazing Race Asia, AXN is defined not by a genre, but by an attitude that truly redefines action. 

Launched first in Asia in 1997, AXN is a global channel brand with a presence in Latin America, Africa and Europe. In Asia, the channel is enjoyed in 126 million households across 20 territories and is available in both SD and HD. 

AXN Asia is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia, which also operates leading channels including Animax, Sony Channel, ONE and GEM. 

AXN is available on Cablelink Channel 38, Cignal Channel 121, Destiny Cable Channel 49, G Sat Channel 51, and SKYCable Channel 49. AXN HD is available on SKYCable Channel 247. 

About Sony Pictures Television Networks 
Sony Pictures Television Networks operates branded entertainment channels reaching nearly two billion households around the world. Based in Culver City, Amsterdam, Budapest, London, Madrid, Miami, Milan, Moscow, Mumbai, Munich, Singapore and Tokyo, Sony’s linear and digital networks offer high quality film and television content from Sony Pictures and third-parties, as well as original content commissioned globally and locally. Sony Pictures Television Networks is a division of Sony Pictures Television Inc., a Sony Pictures Entertainment company. 

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KTM Philippines launches 790 Duke at 12th Inside Racing Bike Festival

KTM Philippines recently launched its newest tool and one of Austria’s sharpest street weapons, the 790 Duke, at the country’s biggest bike fest, the Inside Racing Bike Festival and Trade Show held at World Trade Center. 

It also officially announced its partnership with Ibero Asistencia, the pioneering company for global roadside and travel assistance, as well as its free Zero2Podium motorcycle riding clinic for those who purchased any of the following KTM motorcycles: KTM 200 Duke, KTM 390 Duke, KTM RC200 or KTM RC390 during the 3-day Bikefest. 

Ahead of Friday’s star-studded card, ONE Championship forms partnership with SGX

With the entire international martial arts community agog over ONE Championship’s star-studded card in Singapore on Friday, 18 May, the promotion struck a monumental deal ahead of its much-awaited live event by announcing its partnership with Singapore Exchange (SGX).

The joint venture between ONE Championship and SGX was formally announced at a press conference, which happened on Wednesday, 16 May at the SGX Centre in Singapore.

SGX welcomed ONE Championship as its official fitness partner for its “Bull Charge” charity initiative this 2018.

A Special Performance from Ed Sheeran, Plus Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey team up to perform “THE MIDDLE” on the “2018 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” on Blue Ant Entertainment

The “2018 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on MONDAY, 21 MAY, 8:00 A.M. on BLUE ANT ENTERTAINMENT

dick clark productions announced that global superstar Ed Sheeran, as well as chart-toppers Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey will perform at the “2018 Billboard Music Awards.”

Sheeran, a leading nominee this year with 15 nominations including Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Male Artist and Top Hot 100 Song, is in the midst of his worldwide stadium tour and will deliver a special performance on location from Dublin, Ireland. Zedd and Maren Morris – also nominees this year – will be joined by Grey to perform their monster hit “The Middle” for the first time on television.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Filipino social enterprise teams win at inaugural Asian Forum on youth unemployment

Five social enterprises founded by young people across the Asia Pacific were recognized for innovative approaches to help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The winning teams were chosen from 16 finalists in the Summit’s Regional Social Innovation Challenge, which capped the inaugural Youth Co:Lab Summit 2018 held in Bangkok, Thailand. 

Launched in 2017 by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), with support from the Citi Foundation, Youth Co:Lab is a regional program that aims to tackle social and unemployment challenges by harnessing youth’s leadership, entrepreneurship and innovation. The program is part of Citi and Citi Foundation’s Pathways to Progress initiative to equip urban youth with the tools to thrive in today’s economy.

All three Philippine teams won in the categories of Start-up Track and Scale-up Track.

Spotting the difference between dogs and cats

Photo: Pexel.com

Pet Food Institute explains the important differences in pet nutrition

Do pet owners recognize the important differences between dogs and cats? While many of us may notice the physical and behavioral differences, there are distinct internal metabolic variations that impact their nutritional needs, as well. These have important implications for a pet’s diet.

Experts recommend owners to give their pets food that are specially formulated to supply their nutritional needs. Pet owners must never give a dog cat food or vice-versa because a dog’s nutritional needs differ from a cat’s nutritional requirements. As the voice of the US pet food and treat makers, the Pet Food Institute shares some of the major differences between a dog and cat’s diet.

Prudence Foundation named ‘Partner of the Year’ by Save the Children

Prudence Foundation – the community investment arm of Pru Life UK’s parent company, Prudential Corporation Asia – was named Partner of the Year by Save the Children Philippines during the Corporate Partners’ Day held April 25 at the Asian Institute of Management.

Macklemore and Kesha perform their Top 10 Hit "GOOD OLD DAYS" at the "2018 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS" on Blue Ant Entertainment

The “2018 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on MONDAY, 21 MAY, 8:00 A.M. on BLUE ANT ENTERTAINMENT

dick clark productions announced that chart-topping musicians Macklemore and Kesha will perform their heartfelt single, “Good Old Days,” together in a special performance presented by T-Mobile, as part of the “2018 Billboard Music Awards.” The duo will perform their feel-good hit – which debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart - just down the Strip from the main show on Toshiba Plaza outside of T-Mobile Arena.

Relive the iconic band Queen and thir music in “BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY” – Teaser Trailer and Poster Reveal

Break free and let loose with the music of one of the most iconic bands of all time as 20th Century Fox releases the first trailer of “Bohemian Rhapsody”, a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet.

The Advantage of a Human Resource Expert in Recruitment’s Digitized Ecosystem

In recent years, the human resource function in organizations has undergone many changes, from the recruitment processes to employee retention efforts and performance management systems. 
Most management teams have started to use technology for human resource acquisition and retention with chatbots, AI and machine learning making it easier for both the job applicant and employer to find the right match as cited by Jake Go, CEO and co-founder of pioneering recruitment firm Springboard Philippines. 

MOA Arena launches May with a star-studded line-up of acts

This summer, countless wide-eyed fans came for an experience of a lifetime with their favorite artists at the Mall of Asia Arena. The venue had one of its most jam-packed weeks of the year with back-to-back sold-out shows from some of the world’s biggest acts.

On April 28, passionate K-pop fans of EXO filled-up the Arena during the Elyxion concert, the 4th installment of the superstar group’s world tour. The multi-awarded K-pop band held a show complete with laser beams, a stylish bar, and light effects that matched their songs perfectly. With fans like EXO-Ls, the show took a mesmerizing turn as the audience made an ocean of silver with their light sticks moving to the beats of the band. 

Friday, May 11, 2018

Olympic Gold Medalist Joseph Schooling named Ambassador of One Championship

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced that it has appointed Joseph Schooling as exclusive Ambassador of ONE Championship, supporting his favorite ONE Championship athletes on social media or in person when his schedule permits. Lucky fans may also get the chance to see Joseph in person.

Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “I am pleased to announce that ONE Championship has just named beloved Singaporean sports hero Joseph Schooling our Ambassador. Joseph is a tremendous athlete, and a wonderful young man who embodies the true values of ONE Championship. He is the perfect example of how, with hard work and dedication, we can achieve many great things. I am very proud of this young man for what he has accomplished at such a young age, and happy for him to be a part of the growing ONE Championship family.”

Blockbuster director Wes Anderson mixes stop-motion film making with stellar cast in “Isle of Dogs”

Years after captivating audiences with The Royal Tenenbaums and Fantastic Mr. Fox, acclaimed director Wes Anderson has again begun wowing audiences in his latest masterpiece “Isle of Dogs” starring some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Led by an all-star voice cast such as Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”), Scarlett Johansson (“Lucy”), Yoko Ono, Bill Murray (“Ghostbusters”), Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards in Ebbing Missouri”) and Liev Shreiber (“X-Men”).

DoubleDragon Properties keen on doubling recurring income

DoubleDragon Properties, a listed property development firm, is keen on increasing its recurring income stream to as much as 90% by 2020. This was revealed during the recent launch of Hotel 101-Fort, the newest addition to their growing hotel portfolio that’s presently under construction in Taguig.

This comes on the heels of P2.53 billion net profit posted last year, up by 71.8 percent from the previous year, boosted by higher recurring profits with rental revenues growing by 238.4 percent to P909.2 million or 19.8 percent of total revenues.

AXA Philippines helps rehabilitate a community in Zambales

Employees of leading global insurer AXA Philippines recently visited a community of indigenous peoples in San Felipe, Zambales to help rehabilitate the area by planting more than one thousand seedlings. With the help of MAD Travel, the volunteers also conducted art and reading activities with the youth of the Yangil tribe. 

24/7 Emergency Roadside Assistance for KTM Riders

KTM customers who will buy street-legal motorcycles on May 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019 from authorized local distributor Adventure Cycle Philippines, Inc. and its growing network of dealers around the country are qualified to avail the nationwide emergency roadside assistance coverage through Ibero Asistencia Philippines, global market pioneer in roadside travel assistance.

Under an agreement signed recently by KTM and Ibero, KTM riders enrolled in the program can contact Ibero’s assistance coordinator through (02) 4594755, a 24/7 call center hotline in 86 areas in Luzon, 17 in Visayas, and 7 in Mindanao if they need motorcycle assistance like engine trouble, towing, removal of damaged unit or delivery of fuel or spare key. In the event that you lose your key, Ibero shall even cover the cost for replacing the key.

Legendary Rap Artists Salt-N-Pepa to perform with En Vogue at the “2018 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” on Blue Ant Entertainment

2018 Marks the 30th Anniversary of the Renowned Trio Becoming the First Female Rappers to Ever Crack the Top 20 on Billboard Hot 100

The “2018 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on MONDAY, 21 MAY, 8:00 A.M. on BLUE ANT ENTERTAINMENT

dick clark productions and NBC announced today that the legendary female rap trio Salt-N-Pepa will shoop onto the stage to perform several of their monster hits at the “2018 Billboard Music Awards!” Joining them for this one-of-a-kind special performance will be the highly celebrated female vocal group En Vogue. Salt-N-Pepa’s “2018 Billboard Music Awards” performance marks the 30th anniversary of them becoming the first female rappers to crack the Top 20 on Billboard Hot 100. The renowned group burst onto the hip- hop scene in 1987 with their debut Billboard chart hit "My Mike Sounds Nice," and then notched their first crossover pop smash with "Push It" the following year.

The Apartment: Passion for Design Reveals the Final Four

Eugene Del Rosario
Filipino contestants dominate the semi-finals  

Another hotshot interior designer is about to emerge as The Apartment: Passion for Design is down to its last two episodes.  

Last Thursday’s episode revealed this season’s cream of the crop: Philippines’ Jesy Cruz, Eugene Del Rosario, Stephanie Dods, and Malaysia’s Rachel Lee. They have proven themselves worthy of the spotlight, demonstrating their flair for the unique and beautiful in every challenge they faced. They measured up against the exacting taste of the panel of judges: glamorous interior designer and media personality Cat Arambulo, one of New York’s most influential and dynamic designer Tyler Wisler, and international superstar and principal judge Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen.  

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Better Late Than Never – Travel Tips

Hit series Better Late Than Never is back for Season 2 with more fun, comedy and adventures as the five globe-trotting stars – Henry Winkler, William Shatner, George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and comedian Jeff Dye – set off on a wildly entertaining journey to Munich, Berlin, Lithuania, Sweden, Barcelona, Madrid and Morocco. Better Late Than Never Season 2 premieres this Wednesday, May 16 at 8:50pm on Sony Channel.  

With summer on its height, Sony Channel has put together a nifty list of travel tips from top travel bloggers in Asia.  

Dress like the locals
Fear sticking out like a sore thumb? Try blending in with the locals by dressing like them. 

Cerita Febrian agrees, “when I visited India, I wore a lot of their traditional clothes and the locals seemed to appreciate my effort. It looks really beautiful when you’re taking photos because you can blend in with your surroundings.”  


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