Saturday, April 30, 2016

diYOS-DIYOsan | Why you should watch this movie?

Mandaluyong, Philippines – Last April 27, Wednesday, I was invited for a media preview of “diYOS-DIYOsan” a Filipino Christian movie directed by Cesar Buendia. The movie revolves around in the realm world of Philippine politics & faith also, on how the ideology of two main characters changes all throughout the story. Below are my top ten reasons why you should watch this movie:

1   1.)    Because we must support Filipino Film maker


2.)    Low budget yet it has a great story. (no spoiler here, lol )

3.)    Its very timely for the upcoming Philippine Election 2016


4.)    It will help us know who to vote for this May 9


5.)    It will let you know the real value of brotherhood (in Christ)


6.)    It’s a different Christian movie

7.)    It makes us re-evaluate our theology

8.)    It will help you reflect on your priority in life


9.) You will see the dramatic side of John Prats

10.) Did you miss “Selina” from the tv series of Mula Sa Puso?


NOVUHAIR LAUNCHES ENHANCED FORMULATION Topical scalp lotion boasts of 19 natural ingredients

Say goodbye to hair loss and scalp problems with the newly-enhanced formulation of Novuhair.  With 19 natural ingredients, the leading medicated topical scalp lotion is now almost 100% natural.
            “The Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion used to only have 12 natural ingredients. Its improved formulation has a much better fragrance and a cool and minty feel. It also has anti-dandruff properties, as well as nourishing and moisturizing effects on the hair and scalp,” said Sheila Mae Velilla, CEO of Nutramedica, developer and distributor of Novuhair.
            Aside from producing a more effective solution for hair growth, the changes were necessary to make the product 100% compliant to the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD).
            “Nature has provided a safe and effective answer to hair loss and scalp disorders with Novuhair. It is the only topical scalp lotion in the market that has the highest concentration of natural ingredients, FDA-certified and ACD-compliant. Novuhair is a homegrown, proudly Philippine-made product that is globally competitive. ” added Velilla.
Made of herbal ingredients that include moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint, Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching.
Nutramedica is going global and will start shipping Novuhair to the USA, Middle East, Europe and Asia. The first batch of shipment to the USA will be available in California by second quarter of 2016. The company has obtained partnership with a distributor in Kuwait, and is currently facilitating product registration in Denmark.
Novuhair has been awarded by Watsons Philippines as the Most Successful New Brand of the Year in 2012 and has been recognized as the leading Medicated Hair Care Brand from 2012 to 2015. Just recently, they introduced Filipino music icon Gary Valenciano as their latest endorser.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, and follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and

Jolly Crispy Flavored Fries Launch

Two flavors. Two teams.
One adventure-filled day with Jollibee.
April 20, 2016

Jolly Crispy Fries get a tasty update: introducing the new Super Cheese and Sour Cream flavors! Jolly Crispy Flavored Fries are available in Jollibee stores nationwide for P40.00 for regular size, P65.00 for large, and for those who can’t get enough, jumbo size for P80.00. You can also beat the heat with summer-ready Jolly Crispy Flavored Fries + Jollibee Float combo, starting at P65.00

Jolly Crispy Flavored Fries will be available on April 25 in Visayas and Mindanao
·       “For years, friends have enjoyed memorable bonding moments over their favorite Jolly Crispy Fries. Today, we add flavor to your barkada experience with the new Jolly Crispy Flavored Fries. Coming in two exciting flavors—in zesty Super Cheese and delicious Sour Cream,” said Jollibee Senior Marketing Manager Kay Segismundo. “These new exciting twists to your favorite Jolly Crispy Fries are now available in Luzon and will be available in Visayas and Mindanao by April 25.”


Super Cheese is a combination of multiple cheese varieties for an enhanced dimension of flavor and representing #TeamSuperCheese are Loyola Meralco Sparks FC players (from left) Phil Younghusband, Curt Dizon, and Simon Greatwich and YouTube personality Wil Dasovich.

Sour Cream is perfect for those who crave zing with every bite of golden, crispy potato fries. For #TeamSourCream, Loyola Meralco Sparks FC James Youghusband (second from left) and Ricardo Padilla (right) and YouTube personality Janina Vela (third from left, standing) head the pack and huddles together with fellow sour cream lovers.

To celebrate this new exciting twist to Jollibee’s beloved Jolly Crispy Fries, the new flavors were officially launched in a team-building hub in Santa Rosa, Laguna. Loyola Meralco Sparks FC players (from left) Phil Younghusband, Curt Dizon, and Ric Padilla were challenged to do the Friesticle Course at the Jolly Flavorventure Park.

Fast-rising YouTube vloggers Janina Vela from Team Sour Cream and Wil Dasovich of Team Super Cheese went head to head at the final obstacle course at the Jolly Flavorventure Park.

Jollibee Senior Marketing Manager Kay Segismundo (fourth from right, front) and Jollibee PR Director Arline Adeva (third from left) together with the winners from Team Sour Cream headed by Loyola Meralco Sparks FC player Ricardo Padilla  (second from right) and YouTube personality Janina Vela (fifth from left).

Monday, April 25, 2016


Philippine release date:               May 11, 2016  
Loglines:              ‘Til death do us part …
                                Love hurts. Sometimes it kills too
                                Love can be murder
Director: Mike van Diem
Screenplay: Mike van Diem and Karen van Holst Pellekaan
Stars: Jeroen van Koningsbrugge, Georgina Verbaan, Henry Goodman
Genre: Romance, Action, Comedy

SYNOPSIS (250 characters with spaces)
An eccentric multimillionaire signs an agreement to have his life ended. While selecting his coffin he meets a young woman who has signed up for the same arrangement. Trouble ensues when the couple falls in love and wishes to get out of the contract.

MTRCB Rating: PG (Parental Guidance)
Running Time: 1 hour and 42 minutes

Released by: Solar Pictures


dIYOS-DIYOSAn is a socio-political/spiritual treatise that highlights the roots of the country’s current political struggles and economic hardships—the focus on money and power by its leaders.
The film seeks to open the eyes of Filipino millennials to the realities of what a true leader should be, and is expected to be a media catalyst for the large percentage of undecided voters.
Its timing is perfect as it opens shortly before the Philippine national elections.
It is hoped that freedom-loving Filipinos draw inspiration from the film’s lessons and use this as a guiding principle in eventually choosing the rightful and deserving leaders who could change the country’s course for the better.

Directed by Christian film director Cesar Buendia, the movie stars top-caliber actor John Prats and veteran actress Princess Punzalan, with a stellar supporting cast that includes Kiko Estrada, Cheska Diaz, Lorenzo Mara, Vaness del Moral, Glaiza de Castro, Tirso Cruz III and many others.
dIYOS-DIYOSAn premieres on May 4, 2016 at all branches of SM and Walter Mart cinemas all over the Philippines.

1986- She loved her country but hated God. That is why Estrell, played by Princess Punzalan, made sure that each of her 4th year high school students would do the same.
“Serve the people! But believe only in yourself,” she stressed.
Her brilliant but broken favorite student, Bernard, played by John Prats, did just as she instructed. He believed in himself, albeit only in himself. He did not believe in God.
But somewhere along the way, Estrell met the Lord and became a believer. Bernard, on the other hand grew up and started to believe more and more in himself, that he could somehow be his own god.

It is 2014 – Estrell is now a missionary preaching God’s word. Bernard, on the other hand, has emerged to become an evil and corrupt senator who is one of the strongest candidates for President in 2016. They meet again.
This is a story about the evil in Philippine politics and how the Power of God’s unending love and mercy can cause real change.

dIYOS-DIYOSAn, a victorious story every freedom-loving Filipino shouldn’t miss opens in SM cinemas nationwide starting May 4, 2016.

House of cards built on running LG washing machine breaks Guinness World Record

LG’s Centum System™ eliminates almost all vibration and noise

LG Electronics and professional card stacker Bryan Berg set a new world record for the tallest house of cards built in 12 hours. More incredible is that the record-breaking 3.3-meter tall structure was built atop an LG Centum washing machine while it was spinning at 1,000 RPM. Bryan Berg, a Harvard-educated architect who began stacking cards at the age of eight, partnered with LG on his record-breaking attempt, a 48-story house constructed of only normal playing cards.

“We are thrilled for Bryan, who achieved a special goal, while also helping to highlight the technological innovations that exist in some of today’s home appliances,” said Jo Seong-jin, CEO and president of the LG Electronics Home Appliance & Air Solutions Company. “Appliances should no longer be viewed as noisy, disruptive machines but a home companion that can coexist unobtrusively in any kitchen. This record-breaking event was a creative way to drive this point home.”

LG’s unique Centum System™ utilizes a new damping system equipped with shock absorbers, similar to those found in automobiles. This fixed-tub system greatly reduces vibration and noise levels. By doing away with traditional springs to support the outer tub, the Centum System™ washing machine boasts one of the quietest spin cycles on the market, emitting only 67dB1, the equivalent of a typical conversation. And with less moving parts, there’s less friction, the leading cause of wear and tear in machines. LG is so confident in the technology that the Inverter Direct Drive motors in Centum System washing machines are covered by a 20-year warranty, double the industry standard.

1Tested by LG Lab in accordance with IEC standards. Based on a 12kg load of laundry on Cotton Large cycle spinning at 1,400RPM.

Ms. Universe on her new PLDT HOME TVC: 'This is my story.'

Miss Universe 2015 and Filipino pride Pia Wurtzbach is being featured in the latest TV commercial of PLDT HOME, representing the digital services leader’s flagship DSL brand.

This is one relationship that Pia is quite proud of and excited to continue with. Pia has been an ambassador of PLDT HOME since she became a Bb. Pilipinas titleholder in 2015. She remembers how much fun she had, going around the country promoting PLDT HOME DSL even in the remote areas of Mindanao. She says of the brand new partnership, “I am really very happy that PLDT HOME decided to continue with our relationship. I believe in what they stand for,” she said.

In the recently released TVC featuring the Filipina stunner, Pia is seen backstage as pretty little girls, all aspiring beauty queens, go through the rigors of beauty pageants with their number one fan and supporter—their mothers. Pia was teary-eyed during the pre-production for this commercial revealing that the story “felt really close to home.” She said, “This is my story. I feel that this was specifically written for me. I should have brought my mom with me today. I left her in the hotel. I want her to see this, too,” she told those around her during that meeting.

According to PLDT VP and Home Marketing Director Gary Dujali, the heartwarming video is in honor of mothers and the beautiful connections they help create for their children. “The perfect combination of a mother’s unwavering support and the power of technology which allowed her to connect with the world, helped pave the way for Pia to achieve her goal,” he said. “With this new TVC, we hope to inspire and empower people in their own journeys towards their dreams. It is certainly an honor to have no less than the reigning Miss Universe help us spread the message that the strongest and most beautiful connections begin at home.”

Pia was endearing during the shoot. She made no effort to hide how she felt that the experience unraveling before her felt exactly the same as when she was still competing for the crown. “Her down-to-earth attitude makes her all the more loveable. She was genuinely enthralled by the little girls who acted with her in the commercial. She was playing with them and having fun until the end of the shoot. We didn’t even notice that she was already feeling under the weather. She even bought taho at one point! What a real trooper she truly is!” Gary pointed out.

The partnership between Pia and PLDT HOME DSL began when she was crowned Bb. Pilipinas-Universe in 2015. Since then, PLDT HOME has been a steadfast supporter of Pia’s Miss Universe journey. As PLDT HOME ambassador, she traveled around the country to help families create beautiful connections through the reliable family-sized connection of PLDT HOME DSL. Her powerful story also served as an inspiration to millions of Filipinos who were captivated by her journey and perseverance despite multiple setbacks.

As the country’s number one broadband, PLDT HOME DSL connects future Filipino achievers, like aspiring beauty queens who wish to follow in the footsteps of Pia Wurtzbach and newly crowned Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2016 Maxine Medina, to opportunities and resources online.

It also helps them stay connected to their families and loved ones wherever their journey leads them, especially now with PLDT HOME DSL’s CIO Asia Award-winning data sharing service through the Speedster Fam Plan 1299. This plan offers speeds of up to 10 Mbps and a monthly data allocation of 50 GB. Subscribers who upgrade their Speedster Plan with a Smart Mobile Plan 399 or Plan 600 can share 6 GB of the 50 GB monthly data allocation to their smart phones so they can always easily reach out to the people that matter most.

Ilocos is captured in drone and it's breathtaking!

A Philippine region that fuses the beauty of nature and our history together, Ilocos is given a fresh and exciting perspective by awesome videographer Christer Isulat. With his drone and hand-held camera, he went to shoot the key destinations in Vigan, Laoag, and Pagudpud.

The preserved architecture of Calle Crisologo, Bantay Tower, Quirino Bridge, and the dancing lights fountain are some of the spectacles documented for Vigan. The sand dunes in Laoag lets you have an exciting time aboard a monster 4x4 and unlimited sandboarding time. Laoag is also the home of Malacanang of the North as well as Paoay Church. Pagudpud is famous for its windmills, Patapat Viaduct, Dos Hermanos Islands, Saud Beach, Blue Lagoon, Burgos Lighthouse, and Bantay Abot Cave.

These destinations are an easy visit with the three main provinces easily accessible from one another.

This video was in collaboration with Biyaheroes and Partas Transport Company with hopes of encouraging tourists to visit these commute-friendly destinations and to take public transport when visiting. Instead of a very long drive, Biyaheroes lets commuters book and even choose their bus seats online, saving everyone from the hassle and the stress of planning their trips. They are in partnership with Partas that offers direct and roundtrip Manila to Vigan, Laoag, and Pagudpud buses with terminals in Pasay, Sampaloc, and Cubao.

With the blazing heat of the sun and the longing to see provinces that offer everything from history, adventure, and food trips, why not escape and book your Ilocos bus tickets now? Laoag na magdalawang isip pa! :)

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