Saturday, February 20, 2016


· When they tried to silence him, he made the world listen.
· Are you now or have you ever been …
· An inspiring tale of a man who risked everything to keep his family together.
· Nobody has the right to tell you how to write, act, pray, speak, vote, protest, love, work, create, live, talk, or think.
· Discover a Hollywood you’ve never seen before.
· The story of Hollywood's worst kept secret.

Director: Jay Roach (Meet The Fockers, Austin Powers, The Campaign)

Writers: Bruce Cook (book), John McNamara (screenplay)

Bryan Cranston (Argo, Breaking Bad, Godzilla)
Helen Mirren (Red, The Queen, National Treasure: Book of Secrets)
Diane Lane (Unfaithful, Man of Steel, Secretariat)
Elle Fanning (Maleficent, Super 8, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
John Goodman (Argo, The Monuments Men, Flight)
Adewale Akkinuoye-Agbaje (Game of Thrones, Thor: The Dark World, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra)
Louis C.K. (American Hustle, Parks and Recreation)

Genre: Drama
SYNOPSIS 1 (260 characters)
At the height of Cold War paranoia, Hollywood’s greatest screenwriter, Dalton Trumbo, was blacklisted. Refusing to sacrifice his principles or submit to a system gripped by paranoia, Trumbo fought for his right to a voice. This is his inspirational true story.

SYNOPSIS 2 (527 characters)
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice of the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. The film also stars Diane Lane, John Goodman, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, and Michael Stuhlbarg.

MTRCB Rating/Running Time: R13 (Strictly for 13 years of age and up) / 2 hours 4 minutes

Released by: Solar Pictures

ADP named anew as Global Leader in HR Outsourcing by Everest Group

A worldwide provider of business outsourcing and human capital management (HCM) solutions, ADP® (NASDAQ: ADP), which operates in over 100 countries including the Philippines, was recently named Global Leader and Star Performer in the 2015 Everest Group PEAK Matrix for HR Outsourcing Providers.

This is the second year in a row the company was named a Leader by the global management consulting firm. Everest Group said ADP's notable performance in the "deliver capability" category earned it the Star Performer designation. This capability is assessed based on scale, scope, technology solutions and innovation, deliver footprint, and buyer satisfaction.

Arkadev Basak, practice director at Everest Group, said, “ADP continues to excel with the global solutions it provides to the multi-process human resources outsourcing market.  In addition to expanding its capabilities in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, ADP has bolstered its mobility capabilities with the ADP Mobile App and has set a benchmark in HR analytics with ADP DataCloud.”

ADP (Philippines), Inc. vice president & general manager Josep Maria Elias, who heads ADP’s Philippine sites said, “Through our site expansion last year, the Philippine operations was able to contribute to expanding the reach of ADP’s global expertise and technology innovations. Moreover, with our dedication to delivering service excellence, we wish to be able to contribute more to ADP’s success in supporting our clients through the best human capital services across the globe.”

ADP has been operating as a knowledge process outsourcing firm in the Philippines since 2010, with two sites located in Glorietta 2 Corporate Centre in Makati City and Aeon Centre in Filinvest, Alabang.

Notably, in the Everest Group report, ADP clients also cited the launch of ADP GlobalView HCM and the ADP Marketplace, and the company’s comprehensive approach to Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance to illustrate the business process outsourcing company’s continued commitment to providing robust solutions to its global clients. Highlighted as well are the company’s payroll expertise, innovation, and project management skills as differentiators.

Everest Group’s assessment classifies service providers into three categories – Leaders, Major Contenders and Aspirants. Meanwhile, the PEAK Matrix – Performance, Experience, Ability and Knowledge – is a framework that provides an objective, data-driven and comparative assessment of MPHRO providers based on their market success and delivery capability. Everest Group also designates eligible service providers with Star Performers status, based on relative year-on-year movement on the Everest Group PEAK Matrix.


Debut of Premium Brand and Market-Leading Products
to Receive Spotlight at InnoFest Asia

SEOUL — LG Electronics (LG) is set to shake up the Asian appliance market with the unveiling of its new ultra-premium brand, LG SIGNATURE, at InnoFest Asia taking place in Korea from February 16-18. LG’s InnoFest roadshow began earlier this month in Dubai with an expo for partners in African and the Middle East and travels to Seoul this week.

LG InnoFest provides the company with the opportunity to showcase its diverse range of products including consumer electronics and home appliances for the benefit of regional business partners, retailers and media. This year’s edition of LG InnoFest Asia will give approximately 300 dealers and journalists from 15 countries across the region, including Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand, the chance to gain hands-on experience with LG’s latest innovations.

On the first day of the event, products from LG’s all-new premium LG SIGNATURE brand, such as the OLED TV and Twin Wash™ washing machine, will be showcased and demonstrated. Executives including LG H&A Company President and CEO Jo Seong-Jin, LG’s Global Marketing Officer Brian Na and Asia Regional Head Chris Yi will be on hand to discuss LG’s premium products and technologies as well as the company’s plans for future partnerships.

Since its founding, LG has been committed to making life better for consumers in Asia  with air conditioners that repel mosquitos, air purifiers that cleanse the air that family members breathe, audio systems developed with Asian ears in mind and gorgeous TVs that the entire family can enjoy together. This formula of discovering and delivering the needs of Asian customers is what has made LG one of the top brands in the region.

“This event presents a great opportunity for LG to highlight its advanced technologies and designs. Personally, I’m excited to finally see the LG SIGNATURE lineup for myself,” Star Appliance Center, Inc. President Ma. Teresa Tiong Cheng said. Star Appliance, known to many as the electronics retail giant SM Appliance Center, is an affiliate of one of the country's largest conglomerates, the SM Group of Companies. “With LG having built its brand on reliability, we hope that we can maintain our win-win partnership with the electronics leader in the years to come”.

Participants in LG InnoFest will get the opportunity to visit the world-famous N Seoul Tower where a massive OLED display made up of 248 individual 55-inch LG OLED TVs will allow guests to experience the amazing picture quality of LG’s OLED technology firsthand.

“We are committed to developing innovative products and mutually-beneficially marketing activities to strengthen LG’s position as Asia’s most dynamic premium brand in the eyes of both partners and consumers,” said Chris Yi. “Events such as InnoFest allow us to give audiences a close up view of our newest products, which have to be seen to be truly appreciated.”

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Get crafty and organized with kawaii Hello Kitty labeling machine from Brother

Brother International Philippines Corp. (Brother Philippines), a leading global manufacturer of printing devices, is pleased to introduce the Hello Kitty labelling machine, PT-D200KT. An addition to its roster of electronic labellers, the PT-D200KT has built in Hello Kitty symbols and frames to make labeling more fun and creative.

“Two well-loved Japanese brands, Brother and Hello Kitty, come together to create a functional and creative gadget:  the Brother Hello Kitty labeling machine. This is perfect for the season as a gift, or for use in crafty gift tags,” said Brother President Glenn Hocson.

The PT-D200KT electronic labeller can print on a wide variety of tapes, widths of 6, 9 or 12mm, and colors. A Hello Kitty-designed tape is available as well. Labels can be created easily and quickly using built-in fonts, symbols and frames on durable and high quality Tze laminated tapes. The PT-D200KT comes with built-in 97 frames, with 22 Hello Kitty layouts, and 651 symbols with 34 Hello Kitty designs.

Hello Kitty enthusiasts may get organized and create labels for home, office or school with their favorite Japanese character. Photo albums, books and other items can be clearly and neatly labelled for easy storage, or school and office supplies may be personalized. Even in the kitchen, the labeling machine may be used to organize ingredients and items, as well as to keep track of food freshness using time and date labels.

The PT-D200KT is already available in Brother Authorized Dealers for P3,150.00, which is inclusive of 6 Months Standard Warranty, plus 6 Months Extended Warranty that is supported by the Brother Philippines Customer Service Centre.

For more information on the PT-D200KT, please call the Brother Helpdesk hotline at (02) 581-9888 or

Monday, February 15, 2016


ADP Vice President & General Manager Josep Maria Elias (top row, eighth from right) joins ADP Philippines’ associates who volunteered as sponsors for ADP Philippines CIRCLE’s “Star of Hope” program last December. Currently, under CIRCLE’s Learning Pillar, the program takes care of 40 ADP scholars from different public schools and universities in Manila. Now on its fourth year, the program gives these scholars a chance to experience gift-giving in ADP Philippines. “Star of Hope” involves more than 50 associates, who would like to sponsor one scholar and provide at least one of the three items in their wish list. CIRCLE (Corporate Involvement and Responsibility to the Community, Learning and Environment) is the corporate social responsibility arm of ADP Philippines that promotes volunteerism among its associates in the spirit of giving back to communities. To learn more about ADP and its Social Responsibility efforts, visit


Photo on the left shows ADP Philippines CIRCLE Pillar Chairpersons: John Into (extreme left) for Environment, Lou Mercado (back row) for Learning, and Jhoanna Rosalinda (extreme right) for Community along with the children from the Aeta community during ADP’s two-day “Mission Katutubo” event in the Katutubo Village in Porac, Pampanga. During the event, volunteer associates spent time reconstructing and refurbishing the community’s day care center and facilitated a short program for the village children, giving out new books, school supplies, multimedia equipment and electric fans. ADP CIRCLE (Corporate Involvement and Responsibility to the Community, Learning and Environment) is the corporate social responsibility arm of ADP Philippines with the objective of supporting its associates’ commitment to giving back and helping improve communities. To learn more about ADP and its Social Responsibility efforts, visit 

HIV Positive Poster Tour de PIlipinas

A drop of HIV-positive blood.
Would you step back and move away from it?

The HIV epidemic in the Philippines has been described as “explosive,” with the fastest rate of increase in new HIV cases globally. While other countries have managed their HIV epidemics and are now witnessing a significant decline in the number of new cases, the Philippines has recorded sharply increasing rates of new infections.

An HIV awareness campaign that aims to reduce the stigma associated with HIV through the innovative HIV-Positive Poster will be holding its Tour de Pilipinas, visiting key sites in the country starting this February. The HIV-Positive Poster, which is one of the main features of the awareness campaign, is made with a drop of HIV-positive blood.

The HIV posters were originally developed by Grupo de Incentivo a Vida (GIV), a non-government organization based in Brazil. Made with a drop of blood donated by a person living with HIV (PLHIV), the posters carry messages that explain how HIV is transmitted, and underscore that people can NOT get HIV from the poster, or from casual contact with a PLHIV. The HIV-Positive Poster campaign has won international awards such as the Bronze Lion at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival – Press Category.  The poster was first released in Asia (in the Philippines) by Pedal for HIV, in partnership with GIV – Life Support Group.

  • Tour de Pilipinas, organized by Pedal for HIV and GIV, aims to:
  •  Increase visibility of the HIV Positive Poster
  • Provide information on HIV
  • Empower the youth to became advocates
  • Reduce HIV stigma & discrimination

Faustine Luell T. Angeles Jr., founder of Pedal for HIV, will be travelling to key sites together with two representatives from the Brazil-based GIV – Life Support Group. Tour de Pilipinas will have the following schedule:

Banaue – 16 February
Palawan –23 February
Cebu – 1 March
Boracay – 6 March
Iloilo – 10 March

The specific venues in these locations will be announced later.

Tour de Pilipinas is organized in partnership with The Red Whistle, an HIV awareness campaign that uses the arts and social media in its advocacy to normalize HIV and AIDS. Sponsored by Premiere Condoms, Spyder Philippines, Catch Restaurant, Hooch Bar, 2GO Travel, HOWWWL Digital, Hotel Centro, & GoPro.

For more information, please contact:

Posted by Para Gee on Monday, February 15, 2016

New Jollibee ads showing lasting love affair with Pinoys debut this Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2014 -- Capturing the country’s largest fast food chain’s enduring love affair with generations of Filipinos, Jollibee’s four new made-for-digital videos are now available for viewing online in time for Valentine’s Day celebration. To tug at viewers’ heartstrings are stories inspired by real-life experiences that all show how Jollibee has played a meaningful role in the lives of Pinoys. 
During the exclusive media premier held at My Cinema in Greenbelt 3, members of the press were treated to an advanced viewing of 4 heart warming “Mga Kuwentong Pilipinong pinasarap ng Jollibee” videos  

Jollibee Global Brand Chief Marketing Officer Francis E. Flores said, “Every Pinoy  can relate to the TV ads as they are based on real stories from our customers. They depict the everyday lives of Filipinos and how they express their love to their families, and the role that Jollibee plays in making each memory more memorable.” 

The stories are told through the eyes of a real-life and long-time store manager, who through 22  years have seen more than her fair share of families bonding at Jollibee, which has served as a happy second home for most Filipinos. This is captured in the omnibus video which ties all the stories together.    

The “ALMUSAL” video  features an old couple who regularly gets breakfast at Jollibee, getting the same meals as part of their daily morning routine. The story takes a bitter sweet twist as the husband carries on the breakfast tradition with their daughter when the wife passes away.

The “TAGPUAN” video features a young boy who got lost in the mall and was found by his mom at Jollibee. The story capitalizes on accounts of real moms’ precautionary practice of telling their kids to go to the nearest Jollibee store if they get separated at the mall.

Emphasizing how Jollibee’s influence is strongest among kids, the “JABEE” TVC features a toddler who’s first word is “Jabee” (baby talk for ‘Jollibee’), and he utters this line all throughout the day, signifying his fondness for the brand.

Ianco Dela Cruz, TVC Director, said, “It is really quite a challenge to be able to capture the different kinds of bonding moments that Filipino families have shared inside Jollibee stores throughout the years. Lucky for the team, we had a wealth of personal experiences to draw from, coming from real customers through the years who have made lasting memories in a Jollibee store. We, the cast and crew, hope that these Jollibee videos bring you on a journey to be closer with your families.”

The Almusal video will be airing in top local TV stations starting February 14.

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