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5 Best Things to do in Batangas, Your Nearest Perfect Destination

Are you one of those people who has visited far away tourist destinations but never been to tourist spots near you? Guilty on my part if you’re talking about Batangas which is one or just a few rides away from my home town in Quezon or Manila where I mostly stayed now. Yes, I’ve been to Taal, Sto. Tomas and San Juan but I never realize that there’s more to Batangas and how it was your nearest perfection destination.

With travel as a way of life for many Filipinos nowadays, looking for great place to visit is quite easy especially if there’s an ally of transportation companies which can easily take you to places with no hassle at all. 
Last June 19, 2018, we were invited to take part in “Batangas: Your Nearest Perfect Destination”, which was held with the cooperation of these core brands: FastCat, Jam Liner and in partnership with Philtranco.

This event focused on the newly launched vessel of FastCat in Batangas. Batangas is the industrial port city of Calabarzon, and a thriving touris…
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Bench and other Leading Fashion Brands in the Philippines Gathers for Shopee Fashion Week

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, teams up with leading fashion brands including Bench, Silverworks, CLN, Watch Republic, Banana Peel, Avel Designs, and Unisilver to kick off Shopee Fashion Week. From September 19 to 25 September, users can indulge themselves with up to 95% off men’s and women’s fashion categories including apparel, shoes, and accessories.

To cater to the diverse fashion tastes of all Filipino shoppers, Shopee Fashion Week will contain six themed collections namely Fresh Finds, Sneakerfest, Aegyo! Korean Fashion, Denim + Leather, Holiday Glam, and Accessorize. Featuring unbelievable deals starting from ₱1.00, shoppers can save even more when purchasing their fashion essentials on Shopee. Shoppers can also look forward to the Everything Must Go flash sale on September 25, where the most in-demand fashion items will be available at unbeatable prices.

Shopee Fashion Week will also mark the official launch of Bench, the top fashion brand…

UDD and ‘hugot’ playlist at Festival Mall

With the weather getting colder as the -ber months roll in, doesn’t it feel like the perfect time to turn up your hugot playlist and passionately sing to your heart’s content? Good news: this September, you won’t have to do it all by yourself.
Don’t miss UDD (formerly known as Up Dharma Down), live in Festival Mall in Alabang, Muntinlupa City! Listen as members Armi Millare, Carlos Tañada, Ean Mayor, and Paul Yap play their hits like “Tadhana” and “Indak” from the latest album Capacities, fan favorites “Oo” and “Sana” and more on Sept. 22, 6 p.m., at the Upper Ground Floor Expansion Wing (near Geox).

Stay warm and sing along with the crowd to your favorite UDD songs, only at Festival Mall, the home of the South’s freshest concepts!

Festival Mall is a Filinvest Lifemall and a premier development in Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. It is the only mall with five anchor stores: Shopwise Supercenter, SaveMore, Robinsons Department Store, Ace Hardware and Handyman. It has over 700 sho…

Show choirs present Harana in ‘Awiting kay GLEEng’ tilt

Harana, that old-fashioned Filipino way of expressing love through songs, still steals hearts.
Keeping the love for harana alive, “Awiting kay GLEEng,” Festival Mall’s amateur choral competition, will present show choirs performing harana at its grand finals set on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the UGF Expansion Hall of Festival Mall in Alabang Muntinlupa.

Now on its eighth year, Awiting kay GLEEng is bringing together vocal groups to harmonize their way to victory, into two competition categories: community-based and school-based choirs.
Participating school-based choirs include Koro Rosario from Holy Rosary College, ICCT Rhythm and Voices Chorale from ICCT Colleges, LPU-B Vocal Harmonics from Lyceum of the Philippines University – Batangas, Maranatha Christian Academy High School Glee Club from Maranatha Christian Academy, National University Chorale from National University, and Taguig City University Chorale from Taguig City University; and Amang Aawit from Brgy. 635, Zone 64, District IV …

Top 5 Holiday Concept Cruise Extravaganza by Star Cruises flagship SuperStar Virgo

Imagine spending the Holiday season in a cruise, lounging around and enjoying the sights, decadent isn’t it? As people run around preparing for the holiday, you are indulging yourself with a cruise extravaganza that only SuperStar Virgo can cater. Yes, the flagship of Star Cruises is returning to her well-loved Manila homeport this December with consecutive holiday concept cruises tailor-made to a wide spectrum of holidaymakers.

In the press conference held at the Hippodrome Bar & Lounge of one of the prominent 5-starred hotels in Manila, the Winford Hotel, the media get an exclusive peek of SuperStar Virgo Cruise Extravaganza for the Christmas season. Also, we were serenaded by the world-renowned Manila Symphony Orchestra, a preview of their cruise debuts with SuperStar Virgo this December.

For their promo this December, there will be an exclusive sales promotion of Cruise One, Take One or 3rd/4th Guest Free offers. Holidaymakers will have more reasons to take their vacations aboar…

Live on Lazada: Kris Aquino Launches SNAILWHITE from Bangkok!

The country’s Queen of All Media sets the trend again! Host, actress, and top influencer Kris Aquino, who also happens to be an avid online shopper, brings Thailand’s SNAILWHITE to the Philippines.

Kris’ curiosity with the beauty product began when she saw countless SNAILWHITE ads during her quick stay in Thailand. She quickly fell in love with the brand after personally trying the product – pushing her to purchase as much SNAILWHITE products as she can to bring back home! Now, Kris shares this cult brand to all Filipinos through Lazada.
As early as 12 midnight of SNAILWHITE’s grand launch on September 24, customers can purchase:
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PhilPop Announces Top 30 Semi-Finalists

The country's premier songwriting competition, PhilPop has recently announced its roster of interpreters for the 2018 lineup. With the theme "Music. Powered by Pinoys," the foundation continues to defy expectations by championing homegrown talents from different backgrounds and music genres.

Since 2012, PhilPop has been known to champion Filipino music, it takes pride in its advocacy to provide a sustainable platform for Filipino music acts to develop their skills through a world-class mentorship program, as well as introduce them to standard music industry practices and strategies that would harness their potential in the long run.
The Top 30 semi-finalists handpicked to interpret the compositions are the following music acts:
Davey Langit and the band for Kenneth John Pores' "AEIOU" Feel Day and Hans Dimayuga for Jeriko Buenafe's "Ako, Ako" Wincet Jacot and Medyo Maldito for Eamarie Gilayo and Jovit Leonerio's "Away Wa'y Buwagay&q…

Moymoy Lulumboy 5 - Ang Lihim ng Libro, TV Series and More: What's Ahead In Segundo Matias’ Enchanting World of Gabun

Palanca-awardee and best-selling author Segundo Matias, Jr. and Lampara Books recently launched the fifth book of his Moymoy Lulumboy series. Held last September 14 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasig City, it was one of the highlights of the Manila International Book Festival (MIBF), where top local and international authors debut their work to the general public.

During the launch, PETA performers reenact parts of the books to the delight of the audience. For those who are not updated to the series, they were able to get a glimpse of the book through the performance. 

With this latest instalment, Moymoy Lulumboy continues his journey as he struggles to cope up with the death of his mother Liliw and contend with his legacy as the hero that will save Gabun from evil forces. Moymoy Lulumboy, whose shape-shifting powers resemble that of an aswang, is slowly transforming into a character with a little darkness and aggression in his soul, but whose kindness and compass…