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Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Poets, patriots, readers, tomorrow March 21, 2012 is World Poetry Day! Why not drop by A WALK THROUGH WORDS AT THE GARDEN, a poetry reading event by Metro Serye in cooperation with the National Book Development Board - Philippines, Filipinas Heritage Library, Ayala Foundation, Flipreads, Logica, and MACEA. Join them in celebrating poetry! :)

Event: World Poetry Day Celebration
When: Tomorrow, March 21, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: at the Ayala Triangle Gardens.

People from Flipside Publishing will be there. It will be another great day for poem lovers.


There's so much hype about this Magnum. A lot of people I know buy Magnum at every chance they get. Hey, Gunless Society of the Philippines don't look at me like that :-P! We're talking about Magnum Ice Cream here dear, not the gun, ha ha ha! Some of you might have thought that the Philippines had gone into war or civil unrest. Well, well, we're just dissecting how engrossed the Filipinos are right now with this so called Magnum ice cream.
Why do Filipinos go gaga over Magnum? I observed, read and look at every nook and corner of Facebook, Forums and Twitter so I would know the answer to this question. 

I learned, it is simply because a lot of Filipinos would like to be"IN" on what's hot this summer. Oo nga naman, in order for them to take part in every conversations, FB post, FB pose and tweet about MAGNUM's taste they needed to buy a Magnum Ice Cream and taste it themselves..
This is Ann Curtis instagram picture of Magnum on Twitter.

Magnum is an ice cream brand owned by the British/Dutch Unilever company, and sold as part of the Heartbrand line of products in most countries. It was originally made by Frisko in Aarhus, Denmark. The original 1987 Magnum (later rebranded as Magnum Classic) consisted of a thick bar of vanilla ice cream on a stick, covered with white or dark chocolate, with a weight of 86 grams (120 ml). In 1994, the company also started selling Magnum ice cream cones, and in 2002, an ice cream sandwich.
Magnum Ice cream has 4 flavors being offered in the Philippines.  
  • MAGNUM Classic - Has thin coatings of bitter sweet, dark chocolate. 
  • MAGNUM Truffles - Some find this outrageously Delicious. Why? Because it is said to have a velvety smooth vanilla ice cream inside covered in thick cracking Belgian chocolate outside.
  • MAGNUM Almond - It is said to be made of milky chocolate, a little thicker than Magnum classic with almond bits. Almost the same taste as that of Cadbury Milk Chocolate. The vanilla ice cream has a smooth taste and taste like very smooth McDo sundae.
  • Magnum Caramel flavor  - Some like Caramel. And said to favor this flavor more than the others.
Instagram pix by Goma ( Richard Gomez).

All my eyes can see is an ordinary ice cream but yummy according to a lot of Filipinos. Well I believe it is a little bit expensive. And I don't have a job. So that means I am not in :-( How can I tweet like crazy like them? My make-believe fame had all gone kaput when RFM-Selecta did not bother to invite me to their Magnum Ice Cream grand launching last March 14, 2012 at the Whitespace in Makati City. 
I could have rubbed elbows sana with Magnum Ice Cream's brand ambassadors Raymond Gutierrez, Liz Uy, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Erwan Heussaff, Rajo Laurel and Solenn Heussaff, and with the handful of celebrities who also turned up for the Magnum VIP Party, such as Kim Chiu, Diether Ocampo, Ruffa Gutierrez, Bianca Gonzalez, Andi Eigenmann, Maxene Magalona, Champ Lui Pio, Rufa Mae Quinto, Fabio Ide, Gino dela Peña, Mikael Daez, ABS-CBN President Charo Santos-Concio, GMA CEO Felipe L. Gozon and a lot more.

Red Hot Car! Ferrari is it for Solenn Heussaff's ride.

Magnum is said to be surprisingly affordable in the Philippines. Priced at just P50 each in major supermarkets, it’s a guilt-free indulgence every Filipino pleasure-seeker can enjoy.

Magnum is said to be available for Php 60.00 at 7-Eleven stores, Php 55.00 at Mini Stop and  Php 50.00 at supermarkets. It is said to be available in different convenience stores, gasoline stations and sari-sari stores nationwide.
Anyway, the fourth flavor Magnum Caramel flavor is said to be available at S &R.

Monday, March 19, 2012


In the tradition of being the thank you and pasalubong chocolate of overseas Filipinos, Toblerone has initiated a TOBLERONE GLOBAL PINOY AWARDS project in order to give back, and give each and every Global Pinoy what they truly deserve- yes! A sweet thank you!
The Commission of Filipinos Overseas, Duty Free Philippines, and Kraft Asia paid tribute to the Global Pinoys who showed excellence not only in their careers but also in the initiatives to help their fellowmen in the country through the Thank You Global Pinoy Awards

The Thank You Global Pinoy Awards awarded the Ten (10) most outstanding global Filipino workers who deserve not only the gratitude of their loved ones, but also of the nation as a whole. It was primarily led by the Commission of Filipinos Overseas, the government agency tasked to promote and uphold the interests of Filipino emigrants and permanent residents abroad.

The online nominations ran from October 2011 to February 2012, and (10) Ten Outstanding overseas Filipino workers had been chosen and  announced during the Awards Night last March 15, 2012 at 7th High in Bonifacio High Street.

Seen: Edu Manzano with his Toblerone buddy:-)

For more pictures click here


Hear ye! Hear ye! Mark your calendar on March 22, 2012. This will be the date that an underground war tunnel in Fort Bonifacio will be reopened to tourism as a tribute to the many unsung heroes in the military.

Upon the initiative of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) the underground war tunnel in Fort Bonifacio will be transform into a heritage site to honor the sacrifices of the country’s long line of soldiers.

The underground passageway is located at the eastern area of what is now called Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City, which used to be part of the sprawling Army base.

The tunnel used to be the main attraction of the old Philippine Army museum and library, which have since been relocated with the conversion of a sizable portion of the military camp into a business and residential district.

The tunnel’s reopening was timely since the Philippine Army would be celebrating its 115th founding anniversary on March 22.

For more information click here.

Miss Universe-Japan finalist is Manileña

I don't know what is it with beauty contests that make us all wide-eyed. Maybe it is because each and every girl has this secret dream of becoming a beauty queen someday and the boys simply can't resist the beauties in parade. We are a country that look up to beauty queens more than  politicians. Reasons? Well answer it yourself :-P!  I know, you know why:-)

Meet Naomi S. Kida the first Japino to make it to the finals of Miss Universe-Japan. Born in Tondo, Manila, in June 1988. Naomi is the daughter of Cristina Rivera Santiaguel of Imus, Cavite and Masami Kida, president of a cement production company. She is said to be fluent in Japanese, English and Filipino, Naomi regularly visits the Philippines and stays in Almanza, Las Piñas, with her aunt.

Standing at 170 cm or 5’7” tall. Naomi is tall by Japanese and Philippine standards.  Her height served her well as a volleyball player in school and as a model.

She made it to the Top 5 of the beauty contest in Tokyo on June 17, 2011.

Her dream is to become a bridge between Japan and the Philippines.

How many contestants joined Miss Universe Japan? 

There were 15 finalists.  

What question did the judges ask you during the finals?

They asked me to describe “fortune” in my own words. My answer was,  “Fortune is making your own destiny through the choices you make.” I said that because of my own experiences, I am who I am now because of the choices I made in the past

Source: Inquirer

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Last March 15, 2012, youth-students who joined the nationwide people's protests against oil deregulation law, oil overpricing and oil-VAT demonstrated how President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino is reacting to people's problems. They called this demo as “Noynoying.” Instead of ‘planking,’ they do a little play-acting, or a parody, of “Noynoy” Aquino's inaction on people's pleas against the weekly oil price hikes.
“Guess what he’s doing there,” said Vencer Crisostomo, chairman of Anakbayan and emcee of the program held at the Elliptical road in Quezon City before the protesters drove a caravan to the oil companies’ head offices in Makati. Crisostomo pointed to a participating protester, who was seen lounging at the street, looking bored while chain-smoking.

Another student was on the phone for a long time. Another just sat there plainly doing nothing. In “Noynoying,” Anakbayan said some students will sit down in the middle of certain major roads in Metro Manila while adopting “the president’s trademark vacant stare.”
“And this one, what is she doing?” Crisostomo asked, putting the spotlight on another student who looks like she’s daydreaming. Protesters shouted: “Dreaming of Grace Lee?”

Crisostomo urged the leaders of people's organizations to also do a “Noynoying,” to which COURAGE chairman Ferdie Gaite and KMU chairman Bong Labog cooperated, to loud laughter among protesters, including from Gabriela Rep. Emmi de Jesus.

The protesters generally criticized President Aquino for playing deaf and blind, for not acting on the consumers’ issues against the abuses of what they call as foreign oil cartel and for simply pretending like he is doing something when he is just coming out with stop-gap measures such as the derided Pantawid Pasada program.

The protesters demand the scrapping or reduction of VAT on oil, and the scrapping or suspension of Oil Deregulation Law.

Source: Bulatlat Text and photos by MARYA SALAMAT

Cebu Pacific Seat Sale from March 16 to 19, 2012

Cebu Pacific
Sale Period: March 16 to 19, 2012

  • Quoted fares are one-way and have limited availability.
  • Fare are exclusive of government fees and taxes.
  • International fares are exclusive of fuel surcharges.
  • Fares are non-refundable.
  • Flight changes must be made more than 24 hours before scheduled time of departure.
  • CAB approved terms and conditions of carriage apply. 
Domestic Flights Go Lite Fare
Cebu to Bacolod, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Clark, Dipolog, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Legazpi, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa, Siargao, Surigao, Tacloban, Zamboanga or Kalibo NEW!
Davao to Cagayan de Oro or Zamboanga
Cagayan de Oro to Iloilo NEW!
Zamboanga to Tawi-Tawi NEW!
Travel Period: June 1 to August 31, 2012
International Flights Go Lite Fare
ALL International Destinations
50% OFF
Travel Period: May 1 to September 30, 2012

Be The Next Comic Marvel

Hear ye Hear ye! “Be The Next Comic Marvel” calls for aspiring pencilers, cover artists, inkers, and colorists to get a chance to have their portfolios reviewed by CB Cebulski.

Marvel Comics’ top international scout C.B. Cebulski is in Manila to look for undiscovered talents to follow in the footsteps of Filipino artists Leinil Yu and Carlo Pagulayan. 

CB will also hold a talk and book signing, A Crash Course On The Comic Biz, today, March 17, 2012 at 3 p.m., at Bestsellers, Robinsons Galleria. 

Learn how to break into the comic book business and more from Marvel Comics’ VP for Creator and Content Development, whose works include the “X-Men Fairy Tales” and the “Spiderman Fairy Tales”.

Hope to see you there!



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