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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Meet & Greet the Designers


YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED! YES! You my dear readers are all invited by KEDS X STYLE ICONS.

When: April 20, 2012 (Friday)
Time: 3:00-6:00 PM
Where: Level 2, Complex Lifestyle Store, Eastwood Mall

Meet & greet designers Tricia Gosingtian, Patricia Prieto, and Danah & Stacy Gutierrez of Plump Pinay and get to know the inspiration behind their swimsuit styles.
KEDS will also be revealing its Spring/Summer 2012 collection!

ENTRANCE is FREE! 




COME ONE COME ALL!

Come in your KEDS sneakers for a chance to score exclusive prizes. Do invite your friends and relatives as well as the sponsors will be giving away special treats on that day. :)


ANNE CURTIS RIDES THE MRT


Yesterday, Tuesday, April 17, 2012, TV host and actress Anne Curtis was in a hurry to catch the live telecast of “It’s Showtime” that she decided to take the MRT again. This was her third time to take the said public transportation.

Some photos of Anne while inside the MRT. Anne Curtis happily pose with fellow passengers. She also seated with fellow passengers.
The first time Anne rode the MRT was on July 5, 2011. The actress was then rushing to watch the concert of Kylie Minogue at the Araneta Coliseum. Coming from the airport and stuck in traffic, she felt she would not be able to catch up with the concert if she stayed in the car.
Immediately, Anne tweeted her first MRT experience, asking her followers on Twitter: “Hulaan nyo kung nasaan ako para makahabol kay #Kylie? :p,"
The message came with her photo that was taken inside MRT. 

Then she posted a series of tweets. 

“I'm in the girls area! They're all nice! Swerte daw ako at hindi masyado siksikan! :)”

“Don't worry guys! I'm with my angel Maryann! And mababait lahat ng girls! D magulo! Picture picture taking lang at chikahan!”

“I like the fact that there's a ladies and men's section! Thumbs up!”

In the end, Anne felt she made the right move.

“I can see the traffic on Edsa from here! I made the right decision! :),” she said.

On August 2, 2011, Anne again rode an MRT, this time to avoid tremendous traffic jam as typhoon Kabayan was wreaking havoc in Manila. She was then with her younger sister Jasmine Curtis Smith. She was trying to beat time as she would be late for her hosting stint on “Showtime.”

Excitedly, Anne tweeted about her second MRT experience.

“MRT take 2 with @jascurtissmith! We're near na!!!! Showtime wait for us!!!”

This was followed by another tweet, “I think I should be the ambassador for public transportation na! Haha. I love how fast the MRT is! Can you get a card for it na pwede mag-load? Like an oyster or myki card?”

The actress lauded her younger sister’s attitude in riding a public transit.

“Thanks to my beautiful baby @jascurtissmith for being game to jump out of the car, duck under the railings along Santolan, run up the flooded stairs with the rain pouring down as hard as and catch the MRT with me! Her sneakers and socks are drenched but I haven't heard a simple complaint!”                                                                                   

                                 
  


RUFFA GUTIERREZ, GABBY CONCEPCION AND POKWANG TOPBILLS THE MOMMY RETURNS


How far would you fight for your family? Beyond the grave? Betrayal can be a hard thing to swallow. Being betrayed by the very person you call your husband is something you will take to the grave. And that's exactly what Pokwang's character does after her life crashes to a halt and re-marry right after Pokwang's character in the movie died.

“The Mommy Returns” is a special Mother’s Day movie offering by regal Films which is set to be released on May 9. Starring Ruffa Gutierrez, Pokwang and Gabby Concepcion with Gloria Diaz, Ervic Vijandre, Kiray Celis, Gerald Pesigan, and Jillian Ward.
“THE MOMMY RETURNS” is a family comedy-horror movie about a mother, Ruby (POKWANG), who dies right on the day of her 25th wedding anniversary with gorgeous husband, William (GABBY CONCEPCION). With her untimely death, she is temporarily trapped in PURGA (short for Purgatory) with its guardian, Dyoga (JOHN LAPUS, ang diyosa ng purga) and the pesky Manny, the chicken pet of San Pedro.

Enter CATHERINE (RUFFA GUTTIEREZ) – a younger, fresher, and much, much prettier woman who comes into the life of William. When she threatens to take Ruby’s place as mother to her three beloved children (KIRAY, GERALD PESIGAN and JILLIAN WARD), purgatory breaks loose as Ruby escapes back to earth as a ghost to scare and drive Catherine out of the family she left behind!

What follows is a riot of scary antics and tactics that will prove that “hell hath no fury like a dead woman,” especially if she is a mother who can’t leave her children behind!

This year’s Regal Films’ laugh-til-you-cry Mother’s Day offering is directed by JOEL LAMANGAN from a screenplay by Senedy H. Que. It opens nationwide on May 9, 2012.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

PHILHEALTH CONTRIBUTION TO HIKE UP


Bad news:-( Philhealth will hike up members contribution effective July 2012.

Voluntary members who use to pay Php 100 peso per month will now have to pay Php 200 a month. That is 100% increase!

Individually paying members who belong to the informal sector of the society and indigents, will be paying P2,400 annually starting July 1, 2012. This is intended to raise funds for the expansion of PhilHealth benefit packages.

But you have an option to advance the payment for your contribution up to (2) two years so you'll pay only Php 1,200 annually.



Cebu Pacific Sale Period: April 16 to 19, 2012


Cebu Pacific
Sale Period: April 16 to 19, 2012
Travel Period: June 1 to August 31, 2012
 
Details
  • 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
Cagayan de Oro to Davao or Iloilo
P288
Davao to Iloilo or Zamboanga
P288
Zamboanga to Tawi-Tawi
P288
Manila to Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, General Santos, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Surigao or Zamboanga
P488
Travel Period: June 1 to August 31, 2012
International Flights Go Lite Fare
Manila to Ho Chi Minh, Kota Kinabalu
P888
Kuala Lumpur or Hanoi NEW!
P888
Manila to Brunei
P1,088
Cebu or Clark to Singapore
P1,088
Manila to Singapore or Siem Reap NEW!
P1,488
Manila to Jakarta or Bangkok
P1,888
Travel Period: June 1 to August 31, 2012


Air Phil Express Sale Period: April 17 to 19, 2012


Air Phil Express
Sale Period: April 17 to 19, 2012
Travel Period: June 1 to October 31, 2012
* 10 kilos free baggage

Details
  • Quoted fares for Domestic and International Flights are for one-way only.
  • Fares are with 15 kilos Free Baggage Allowance.
  • Philippine Goverment Tax not included.
  • Fare is not guaranteed until the final purchase.
  • Priced from Origin to Destination or Vice Versa.
  • Subject to rules and conditions, please review carefully.
Domestic DestinationsOne-Way Fare
Manila to Bacolod, Calbayog, Catarman, Caticlan*, Cebu, Iloilo, Kalibo, Tacloban and Tagbilaran P288
International DestinationsOne-Way Fare
Cebu to Hong Kong P888
Clark to Hong Kong P888


Monday, April 16, 2012

Binibining Pilipinas 2012 Winners


Congratulations to the new set of Binibining Pilipinas winners who will represent the country in different international beauty contests abroad. Binibining Pilipinas coronation night was held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum last Sunday, April 15, 2012.
Janine Tugonon (No. 18) bested 29 other candidates and was hailed as the Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2012. She will be representing the country in this year's Ms. Universe contest in Florida, USA. Janine Tugonon is a Pharmacy graduate of University Sto.Tomas and works as a clinical specialist.
Winning answer

Janine who placed first runner-up during Bb. Pilipinas 2011 proved that joining the pageant for the second time's a charm.

“Sobrang happy ako and thankful ako kay Lord. Joining wasn’t a brief decision, sobrang pinag-usapan namin ito within the family. Naisip ko noon, “Lord, bahala ka na. I surrender, andito ako for a reason and I know I’m here for a reason,” Janine said in an interview after the pageant.
Her winning answer reflected her belief as a modern Filipina.

“I believe women have the right to choose between what they want. Just go for what God wants you to do. Between the two, whatever it is, you must do your purpose in this world. Just have a child-like faith and mature obedience, and everything will go smooth,” Janine said in the question and answer portion when asked about women foregoing a happy family life for a successful career.


 Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Janine Tugonon
Nicole Schmitz (No. 8) won Bb. Pilipinas-International
 Katrina Jayne Dimaranan (No. 13) won Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism.
 Elaine Kay Moll was declared 1st runner-up
Annalie Forbes was 2nd runner-up.
The special awards winners are:

Bb. Photogenic: Karen Gallman (No. 1)
Best in National Costume: Nicole Schmitz (No. 8)
Bb. Friendship: Chloe Zanardi (No. 25)
Bb. Talent: Katrina Dimaranan (No. 13)
Manila Bulletin's Reader's Choice Award: Roxanne Tadique (No. 20)
People's Binibini: Giselle Munoz (No. 21)
Nestle's Best in Swimsuit: Nicole Schmitz (No. 8)
Ms. PAL: Mary Jean Lastimosa (9)
Best in Evening Gown: Angelee delos Reyes (No. 26)

This year's Bb. Pilipinas coronation night was hosted by Xian Lim, Iza Calzado, Ms. Universe 2010 4th runner-up Venus Raj, and Georgina Wilson. 

There were 12 judges in this year's contest, including Ms. International Lara Quigaman, Richard Gomez, and Fil-British football star Phil Younghusband as chairman of the board. Journey's frontman Arnel Pineda and Pinoy music icon Bamboo were guest performers. They serenaded the women during the long gown competition.

The Philippines has so far produced 2 Ms. Universe winners: Gloria Diaz and Margie Moran. Three Pinays have also won Ms. International: Aurora Pijuan, Melanie Marquez, and Lara Quigaman.


Extreme Makeover Home Edition Philippines on TV5


Whoa! This show is amazing! Have you seen the pilot episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition Philippines on TV5?
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines premiered last night, April 15, 2012 on channel 5, 8:30 p.m. programming.

The show promised to build and provide homes for 35 families spread throughout Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Philippines is hosted by Paolo Bediones. The Design Team is composed of Tessa Prieto-Valdez, Divine Lee, Joby Belmonte, Marilen Faustino-Montenegro and Tristan Jovellana.

The first episode took us to Mabalacat, Pampanga where they gave extreme makeovers to the house of Apung Norma, a woman who lost her husband and kids due to illness and now devotes her efforts for doing charitable works of seeking help for the poor and sick children. At 60, she work as a street sweeper to make ends meet.

The show prioritizes families with extraordinary and inspiring stories, according to production manager Joan Banaga.

They will also consider those families whose houses are in desperate need of makeover or improvement.

TV5 PR Peachy Guioguio adds that to be considered, families should legally own the property to be renovated, complete with a land title.

The show promises to change lives of Filipinos with the promise of “Bagong bahay, Bagong buhay.”

Do watch Extreme Makeover Home Edition Philippines every Sunday, 8:30PM, right after Talentadong Pinoy.                                                                                               
Send your stories on emheptv5@gmail.com you might be the next beneficiary of the Extreme Makeover.

3 conditions must be met to qualify for the makeover:
1. Beneficiary owns the land.
2. Extremely compelling story of sacrifice and service.
3. Well loved by the community making it undeniable that they deserve "Bagong Bahay at Bagong Buhay."


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