28-year-old Camille Jensen “CJ” Hirro of Pampanga was crowned Miss Global Philippines 2016 during a pageant held at the the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City, September 24 (Saturday). Hirro, who is a cum laude graduate of the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, Quezon City also ghostwrites for politicians and columnists. Screengrab from Camille Hirro’s Instagram page @cjsuperhirro Hirro’s answer in the final question “What men can learn from watching beauty pageants?” impressed the judges. “It’s hard to be a woman. We have to work hard and prove to men that we can do more. We have to work hard to do things and prove them […]
Women’s fashion typically focuses more on style than comfort. For most women, looking good is more important than feeling comfortable in what you wear. Harlan+Holden, however, believes otherwise. A NEW APPROACH TO DRESSING. Harlan+Holden focuses on comfort. Image grabbed from Harlan+Holden Facebook page Harlan+Holden is a clothing brand that focuses on comfort. Their clothing line revolves around three elements: neutral palette; loose, minimalist silhouettes; and light, sheer fabrics. Each piece is designed to complement the lifestyle of what they call the Harlan+Holden woman: someone who focuses Harlan+Holden on matters more important than choosing what to wear for the day. She’s a woman with nothing to prove to anyone, and greets […]
There’s one food that’s universally loved by everyone anywhere in the world: bacon. It has a multitude of uses, and the best of these can be seen at this year’s Purefoods Baconfest, happening in The Yard and Mercato Centrale. ALL THAT IS GOOD… is bacon. A favorite the world over, everything bacon comes to life at Purefoods Baconfest. Image grabbed from Purefoods Baconfest on Facebook Baconfest started out as a bacon crawl in different restaurants in 2015. This year, they’re upping the game by hopping from one food park to another, looking for the best of bacon dishes the metro has to offer. BACON DISHES GALORE. If Malingap Marketplace had […]
Do you hear the wedding bells ringing? We know it’s stressful to plan for the wedding, what with all the organizing, decorating, and other important stuff to fix. To help you out, we list some of the best places here in the Philippines that you can go to for your photo shoot location. See how it’s more fun in the Philippines as you discover places to create memories with, inside and outside Metro Manila! Coron, Palawan Photo by Jeremiah Capule via choosephilippines.com Are you the kind of couple who likes underwater activities? Check out this couple who took their prenuptial shoot to a whole new level: by going underwater! See […]
Enigmatic actress Eva Green who starred in blockbuster testosterone-filled movies such as “Kingdom of Heaven,” “300: Rise of an Empire” and “Casino Royale” takes lead role in “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is based upon the debut novel by Ransom Riggs, published in 2011, an instant global hit and topped The New York Times best-seller list selling more than 3.1 million copies. A sequel, “Hollow City,” was published in 2014, followed by the final book in the trilogy, “Library of Souls.” The book and movie’s heroine, Miss Peregrine is the protector of the Peculiars. Green, on her titular role calls her character “a […]
Multi-talented actors Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher and Gal Gadot join forces in the explosive sexy action comedy “Keeping Up With the Joneses.” ZSch Galifianakis, best known for his breakout role in the “Hangover” film series pairs up with the versatile Isla Fisher (known for her roles in “Confessions of a Shopaholic” and “Now You See Me”) as husband and wife – Jeff and Karen Gaffney, a suburban couple living an ideal quiet life, until they their new neighbours moved in, the Joneses. The Joneses, played by Gal Gadot aka Wonder Woman and award-wining Jon Hamm (Mad Men tv series) are secret government agents in the movie. The Joneses […]
Car enthusiasts, time to drive by this event! Drift away to this one of a kind event! Be part of a grand gathering of Mitsubishi owners and fans in the Philippines. Join the Mitsufest Philippines this October 23, 2016 in Bluebay Macapagal! The event is open to all, so gather all your car-loving friends and see clubs from different Mitsubishi models which will display latest releases, vintage, and rare ones that car fans will surely love. A series of activities will also be available in this fun event that you shouldn’t miss. Get to see car competitions and exciting activities such as scavenger hunt, quiz night, pageant, and more! All […]
Philippines’ first microsatellite Diwata-1 has received praises from researchers for its high-resolution images taken which are now perceived to be “world’s best images.” DIWATA-1. This graphic compares two RGB images of Dumingag on the island of Mindanao, Philippines. Image (a) was taken by the HPT installed in DIWATA-1, while image (b) was taken by Landsat 8’s OLI. These results demonstrate that DIWATA-1 can observe the Earth at significantly higher resolutions than existing large satellites. (Photo and caption from Hokkaido University) According to a report by Inquirer, the said images produced by Diwata-1’s High Precision Telescope (HPT) “outclassed an American Earth observation orbiter” in terms of capturing images of about 3 […]
There are many ways you can improve your language accuracy. There are also schools that offer language learning classes, but most of them require a fair amount of your money and time. Published books on languages can be bought in bookstores; but these thick paperbacks can bore you to death. If you want to learn a new language, you can try incorporating these simple ways in your daily routine and see how learning new languages can be a little more fun and less tricky: Read, read, read Image grabbed from huffingtonpost.com Books are known to many as good companions. They don’t just bring silent enjoyment; they also have several benefits. […]
The country ranks first place as a “destination conducive for expatriates (expats) to feel closer to their partners.” EXPATS ON PH. Philippines ranked first as an ideal place to seek healthy love life and social life. Screengrabbed from hsbc.com According to the 2016 Expat Explorer survey by multinational banking giant HSBC, Philippines is among the “world’s most attractive destination for expats seeking a healthier love life and social life,” as reported by Inquirer. The country also ranked fifth when it comes to social life, and eighth for ease with integrating to locals. Overall, Philippines placed 37th out of 45 countries. According to one of the surveyed expats as reported by […]
Congratulations, Donnie Nietes! DONNIE NIETES. Nietes won the WBO Intercontinental flyweight title against Sosa. Image grabbed from boxingscene.com Yet another Filipino is making a name in the world boxing industry as Donnie “Ahas” Nietes sets record as “longest-reigning Filipino world champion” by defeating former WBC light flyweight titlist Edgar Sosa at the Philippines vs. Mexico fight card in California, according to The Standard. With his 15 world title fights, Nietes fought Sosa with uppercuts and right straights in a unanimous decision with 120—108 scoring by judges Max DeLuca, Alejandro Rocin, and Pat Russell. The fight was Nietes’ flyweight debut which took place in StubHub Center in Carson, California. According to […]
Where do you go if food’s the only thing that can make your day? There’s only one place: Mudpie Heaven at Circuit Makati. MISSISSIPI MUDPIE (P250). A cold Mississippi cake with homemade gelato. Opened in September, Mudpie Heaven’s original recipe of the owner’s mother became a hit which gathered them a strong following in such a short period of time. Trivia: Ashley Cayuca, owner, got the name of her restaurant when one newspaper reporter described her grandmother’s restaurant as a Mudpie Heaven because of the said treat. Thus, the restaurant was born. BONE MARROW STEAK PIE AND MASHED POTATO SALAD (P550). For the hungry guests out there. VANILLA BEAN MILKY […]
ABV made waves in the Philippine bar industry when they were named one of Asia’s 50 Best Bars. Those who work and live in Makati can attest to this. However, people in BGC have yet to fully experience all that ABV has to offer. It’s not an easy task to get from BGC to Makati; that’s why ABV is taking the full experience to BGC with The Vintage Cocktail Hour this Friday, September 30 at Burgos Circle. GET READY, BGC! ABV is headed for Burgos Circle for the first (and hopefully not the last) Vintage Cocktail Hour! Image grabbed from ABV on Facebook The Vintage Cocktail Hour is ABV’s first […]
Ludwig Van Beethoven is a celebrated German composer whose pieces have transcended time and become classics. Orchestras all over the world perform them, even if they are considered “basic” by some orchestra critics. The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO), in its drive to become one of the best orchestras in Asia, takes on two of his masterpieces for the second concert of their on October 14 at 8:00 pm. YOSHIKAZU FUKUMURA The second concert will be led by PPO’s musical director, Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura. The orchestra will be performing with soloists Shoko Fukuda, Camille Lopez-Molina, Hiroshi Watanabe, and Noel Azcona. SHOKO FUKUDA CAMILLE LOPEZ-MOLINA HIROSHI WATANABE NOEL AZCONA These four vocalists will […]
Amidst the call by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for the US Forces to pull out from Mindanao for their safety, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) still invited approximately 1,400 US servicemen for a series of naval exercises in October. The 33rd iteration of the Philippine Amphibious Landing Exercise, or PHILBEX33, will have 500 members of the AFP and Philippine Marines training side by side with some 1,400 US servicemen and women from the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade and the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group. PHILBEX33 is scheduled from October 4 – 12, and will happen in parts of Luzon, including Palawan. Throughout the exercise, troops will engage in […]
Attention, Uniqlo fans! The Japanese brand just opened its newest branch at UP Town Center, September 23 (Friday). As per announcement by Katsumi Kubota, COO of Uniqlo Philppines, Uniqlo is opening six stores in the Philippines by June 2016. “We are thrilled to announce that Uniqlo will open four new stores in Luzon by May and two new stores in the Visayas by June, as we continue to bring high-quality and innovative clothing to Filipinos,” said Katsumi Kubota, COO of Uniqlo Philippines. The Luzon branches of Uniqlo Philippines will be in UP Town Center in Quezon City; Solenad 3 in Nuvali, Laguna; Evia Center Vista City in Daang Hari Rd, […]
If you want to learn and venture into the world of culinary arts, then this should be right for you: Enderun Colleges and Alain Ducasse Education is offering an 8-month Certificate in Professional Culinary Arts with set program courses starting on November 14, 2016, at Enderun Colleges in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
Ball Pit Manila Image grabbed from ballpitmanila/photos Ball Pit Manila is the first and biggest adult ball pit in the Philippines. Featuring 80,000 balls to play with, get ready to swing, jump, and just roll all over the coolest playground made for adults in the city. Standard Entrance Fee is P349 per hour. This is the perfect hangout place for your barkada if you’re already tired of the usual catch up scenarios. It comes with free coffee or iced tea too! Address: 101 Urban Avenue, Makati City Rates: P349/hour, must book in advance Business Hours: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm (Monday to Sunday) Contact: 0995-383-2603 Website: ballpitmanila.com Facebook Page: facebook.com/ballpitmanila […]
Music and running have gone hand in hand for ages. Fitness gurus and casual runners have always sworn by their favorite tracks to push them that extra mile. Music Run Manila 2016, happening on Saturday, December 3 at McKinley West, gives you a chance to experience this with your friends, all while listening to the latest and greatest hits!
Style boutique, gourmet resto, deli store, and wine bar & cellar in one High class products, food, and wine are often hard to find in one location. Yes, you have Greenbelt, Glorietta, and Power Plant Mall, but they have separate spaces for each. iTrulli Fashion, Food & Wine looks to change all of that by putting fashion, food, and wine all in one space. iTrulli Fashion, Food, & Wine is a unique concept store located in Makati’s posh Bel Air 2. It’s a multifunctional space that acts as a fashion boutique, a furniture shop, wine bar, deli, and restaurant. It’s a place where fashion and food interact, a place where […]
Back by popular demand, The Digital Marketing Conference Philippines 2016 is happening again for its 3rd part! A full-day conference thoughtfully designed for beginners to make marketers get ahead with Digital Marketing is set to be held on October 20, 2016 (Thursday), at the Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Ortigas Ave cor ADB Ave. Ortigas Center, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The Philippines has a lot to offer for anyone who’s willing to brave the roads: fantastic sunsets, stunning beaches, and some of the happiest and most hospitable people on the planet. There are, however, certain things you can only find in the Philippines. Here’s a list of 10 things you can only find in the Philippines: Soda (or any other drink) in a plastic bag YOU WON’T SEE THIS ANYWHERE ELSE. (Photo by Nick Pahati, grabbed from Pinterest) You’ve seen plastic bottles, glass bottles, mugs, glasses… but have you seen drinks served in a plastic bag? Balut eggs A DELICACY IN THE PHILIPPINES. (Photo by Shankar S., grabbed from flickr) […]
There are many ways you can save money in your shopping ventures and one of them is through discount and reward cards. A lot of shopping establishments and stores in the Philippines are offering membership cards that you can use to earn points and enjoy exclusive privileges and discounts. Here’s a list of discount and reward cards to own for your next shopping venture. SM Advantage Card Present your SM Advantage Card to the cashier before any purchase transaction at any SM Advantage partner establishment. Each point has a standard redemption value of P1.00. SMAC points, like cash, can be used to pay for your purchases at any SM cashier […]
US-based transgender model and activist Geena Rocero made it as one of two transgender models on Harper’s Bazaar India’s October cover. The issue featured a nine-model cover study which celebrates diversity. It was produced by Christopher Sollinger. Geena, Tracey, and Tyra share the cover with Muslim model Hind Sahli, Belgian actress Hannelore Knuts, Korean model Soo Joo Park, Cora Emmanuel, sisters Daisy Clementine and Pyper America Smith, and Emanuela de Paula. On Instagram, Rocero said she was honored to share the cover with other personalities, including Tyra Banks and Tracey Africa Norman, one of the first African-American transgender models. “What a honor to share this [Harper’s Bazaar India] cover with […]
Asia World Hospitality recently awarded some 30 individuals during three separate ceremonies last month as part of efforts to develop and upgrade the tourism and hospitality industry in the Philippines in line with international standards. Last 2nd of August, 10 individuals were formally awarded with international certificates and official CHE pins during a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) ceremony at the Albertus Magnus Building, University of Santo Tomas with Ms. Machi Borja of Asia World Hospitality in attendance. In 30th of August, 15 participants were awarded during a Certified Guest Service Professional (CGSP) ceremony at the Belmont Hotel Manila, while another 16 practitioners were awarded certificates and pins in a second […]
For generations, people have looked at sushi as nothing more than rolled-up rice that’s either topped with a delicious slice of fish or rolled into a nori wrapper. It’s an art form for some people, but not in the way that most people know art. ART WITH SUSHI RICE? Yes, it’s possible! Get your tickets for The Art of Sushi Making now! Image grabbed from manilaworkshops.com The Art of Sushi Making gives you a chance to explore just how far you can take sushi rice, and it’s happening this Sunday, September 25 at Costa Coffee in BGC! Bento and sushi making is not exactly new in the Philippines, but it’s […]
The Philippines and Denmark have had a long history of diplomatic relations (70 years, to be exact). The land of the Danes is home by over 11,000 Filipinos, and cultural exchanges between both countries have been the norm ever since the Danish Embassy reopened three years ago. This year, the Danish Embassy, led by Ambassador of Denmark to the Philippines Jan Top Christensen, will once again give Filipinos a glimpse of Danish culture, traditions, interests, and ways of living through the 2nd Danish Film Festival, running from September 29 – October 2 at the Shang Cineplex. IT’S BACK FOR A SECOND YEAR! First done in December 2015, the Danish Film […]
After two decades, the Philippines is up again for another glam-packed night as the country hosts the 65th Miss Universe Pageant. Earlier in August, Okada Manila confirmed that it will be the official residence of Miss Universe 2017 pageant contestants once the competition gets staged in Manila January next year.
Gasoline-powered tricycles and pedicabs, will soon be phased out in the city of Manila, according to Manila City Mayor Joseph Estrada. E-TRIKES. Goodbye smoke-belching vehicles, hello e-trikes. (Image grabbed from philstar.com) On October 15, the said vehicles shall be phased out in order to transform Manila into an “e-trike” (electronic trikes) capital. According to Estrada’s interview with THE STAR, “We want Manila to become the e-trike capital of the Philippines and to make Manila a green city,” he said. The said phasing out of these vehicles is because of Manila’s transition to use e-trikes instead. The city government has allotted an initial amount of P120 million to buy 10,000 e-trikes […]