Sunday, October 30, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

R.O.X. presents must-haves for the outdoors

It’s the perfect time to explore and enjoy the outdoors. A four-day weekend is in the offing, and for the adventurous crowd, this means four days of fun in the wild. And whether you plan to go hiking, biking, surfing, or just hanging out in the beach, Recreational Outdoor eXchange or R.O.X., Southeast Asia’s biggest outdoor superstore, has the perfect gear for you.
“As the region’s leading outdoor expert, R.O.X offers world renowned brands spanning a wide variety of outdoor sports and activities, making us a one-stop shop for all your adventure needs,” says Ruby Palma, Assistant Vice President of R.O.X. “The long weekend is right around the corner, so if you haven’t geared up yet, just drop by our store and we’ll gladly assist you.”
4-day beach getaway
For most of us, a long weekend means a great excuse to hit the beach and take a cool dip. But before you take that long drive to Pagudpud or that quick flight to Boracay, gear up with some cool beach wear to stand out in the sunbathing crowd.
Quiksilver offers top of the line beach clothes and other accessories for men, while Roxy and Volcom offer the hottest bikinis and apparel for women. And to make your vacation as relaxing as it can be, grab some sun block, rash guards, and other beach items from R.O.X. as well.
Surf’s up
For those who aren’t content to just lie in the beach, surfing is the way to go. Hot spots like Zambales and La Union are filled with avid surfers this time of year, and to really get in the surfing zone, take a pick among R.O.X.’s wide range of boards and other surfing gear. With your board at the ready, all you need is a pair of board shorts from Quiksilver and you’re ready to catch that next wave!
Climbing, camping and trekking
If you’re craving for the rush of scaling peaks and conquering the woods, then you’re likely planning for a trip up the mountains to go climbing and camping. For this kind of adventure, you can never go wrong with brands like The North Face and Mountain Hardwear, which offer tents, body gear, backpacks and other essentials that seasoned climbers and trekkers swear by for their extremely high quality and durability.
Backpacking and biking
Whether you plan to go on a fun trip to some exotic tourist spot, or explore the wonders of the wilderness, bringing a reliable backpack is a must. Mountain Hardwear’s Splitter features a spacious loading design that makes it easy to reach for food, water, and other essentials, and its secure pockets are specially made for the outdoors.
And if you’d rather ride the trail than hike it, R.O.X offers a spectacular array of mountain bikes, from the most high-end and cutting-edge to the entry-level variety. Skateboarders can join in on the fun as well, as R.O.X. offers the finest boards from top brands, as well as high-end skater shoes from DC to complete the skater look.
Hit the ground running
Wherever you plan to go to, the right footwear will make a huge difference—especially if you plan on traversing some rocky trails this weekend. For those hardcore hikes, or even those long walks along scenic routes, R.O.X. offers footwear from acclaimed brands Columbia and Salomon. The Salomon Crossmax for instance can be worn for the road or for the trail, and with its SensiFLEX technology, it flexes as your foot expands on longer treks.

Wide range of gear, for a wide range of activities

Regardless of your thrill, R.O.X.’s  3-floor spacious superstore in Fort Bonifacio Global City offers top-flight gear, and a quick visit to any branch will reveal a stunning array of equipment that spans all kinds of outdoor activities—and a clientele that ranges from the seasoned to the just-getting-started.

“We make it a point to cater to all kinds of adventure seekers, so even if you’re just a beginner, a trip to our store will give you the itch to try something new, exciting, and adventurous, for this weekend and the many more weekends to come,” Palma concluded.

R.O.X. is part of the Primer Group of Companies. Visit R.O.X at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig; Ayala Cebu and Marquee Mall, Pampanga.  

Thursday, October 27, 2011

FINESSE Shampoo Activation Event

Don Juan Quixote and some Pinoy bloggers got a changed to meet, great this hunk celebrity and Finesse Brand Ambassador for BPO, Mr. Andrew Wolff and Ms. Aiza- Brand Manager, Finesse.

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This event was very unique, the event started 11pm in the evening. Why? The main audience or shall we say target market is Call Centers. Venue was on one of BPO’s Office in Eastwood, Libis, Quezon City.  Finesse team setup a small booth beauty salon, wherein BPO staff can try the product and also style their hair with Finesse own hair stylist for free.

This is the first time I took a video interview with a celebrity.

Video interview with Finesse Brand Ambassador for BPO, Andrew Wolff.


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Mommy blogger, Lariza Garcia herself try the Finesse self adjusting for consistently beautiful hair.

BTW, Finesse have an ongoing contest on their Facebook fanpage. Simply like Finesse Hair Care FB fan page and get a change to win an iPAD2.

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Press Release:

A Day with Hunky Men and an Intelligent Hair Care Brand –

Finesse Self-Adjusting Shampoo

Finesse Paper Bag Spread  (1)

Tuesday, October 25, sizzles as hot and hunky celebs and some blogger friends gather together to take the time out to join a so-called Activation event at the Silver City in Pasig.

Meet the Finesse hunks along with some players of the Philippine Volcanoes and let the Finesse hairstylists work wonders in your hair afterwards. The thrill begins at 11 pm on the 25th. And it's all for free, courtesy of Finesse! Get a chance to bond with the finesse hunks and celebrities of Finesse Self-Adjusting Shampoo through this rare opportunity.

For one, bonding with select members of the national rugby team, even just for a few moments, will make you every woman's envy. But there is something else that will make you the envy of other women: your hair suddenly becoming silky smooth and so manageable with just a small application of Finesse shampoo and conditioner. Finesse is THE brand that really takes care of your hair. It has a self-adjusting formula. Hair when disheveled easily falls right back into place. You can curl parts of your hair even just with your bare hands while hair is still a little wet because of the high level of manageability of Finesse-shampooed and conditioned hair. What's more, hair looks shiny and feels soft to the touch. After the session this Thursday with a Finesse hair stylist, you can look at yourself in the mirror with the assurance that what you see is the look that has become attainable for you, thanks to Finesse. You can look your best any other time and place as long as Finesse remains your hair care choice.

What's so special about this shampoo-conditioner brand, anyway? Better believe it: Finesse Self-Adjusting Shampoo is the intelligent shampoo. Its self-adjusting formula provides only the nutrients your hair needs, thus preventing build-up or weigh-down.

The event at the Silver City this October 20 heralds your sustained experience of having a consistently beautiful hair. The chance to try out Finesse Self-Adjusting Shampoo that day could well be your best experience ever at hair care.

Regardless of your type of hair, there is an appropriate Finesse variant: one is Texture Enhancing for normal, healthy hair. Another is the Moisturizing dry, for coarse or damaged hair, and Volumizing for fine or thin hair.

As you hobnob with the hunky celebrity guests of Finesse this Thursday, imagine a hunky man’s hand running through your head, massaging your head to perfect relaxation and washing your hair clean with water slowly cascading through its strands, and those masculine hands would seem to be stroking every strand, lathering on Finesse Self-Adjusting Shampoo.

Do you think that's such a wild idea? Not at all. Eat your heart out, but some lucky call center agents got the chance of their lives to have the Finesse celebrity hunks work on their hair with Finesse. It happened just recently, as Finesse embarked on its “I'll Take Care of You” Call Center Invasion where Finesse hunks, including Philippine Volcanoes' Andrew Wolff went to various call centers to give agents tender, loving hair care. The Finesse Hunks shampooed more than a hundred call center agents using Finesse Self-Adjusting Shampoo.

Call centers invaded include: Eperformax, Teletech, Concentrix, SPI Global, TRG, Teletech, and many others. Aside from enjoying a one-of-a-kind shampoo experience, call center agents also had free styling from the Finesse Stylists who blow-dried/ curled their hair and, of course, styled it using Finesse Styling Aids.

The call center agents have a chance to win an iPAD 2 and Samsung Digicams during raffle draws on the following dates:

October 30, 2011 Samsung Digicam

November 15, 2011 Samsung Digicam

November 30, 2011 iPAD 2

Get to know more about Finesse. Visit

A once-in-a-lifetime experience? Truly unforgettable! And yes, the result is sustainable, that on the hair, that is.

Keeping cool, the healthy way with Carrier

When it comes to air conditioning, today’s health-conscious consumers want and need much more than just a cooling product; they want a cooling solution, one that not only provides efficient and unparalleled cooling. More importantly, they want an air conditioner that contributes to wellness, and improves not just their level of comfort, but their quality of life.

Concepcion-Carrier Air Conditioning Company, the country’s trusted name in air conditioning, has answered the call for healthy cooling with the Carrier Designer Series, i-Cool and Xpower models, the best air conditioners in their class with state of the art air filtering systems.

“With our cooling solutions, we make it a point to go beyond just cooling people’s spaces,” remarks Jojo Concepcion, CEO of Concepcion-Carrier. “We want to give them an amazing experience, one that involves not just cool comfort, but their health and wellness as well, and that is our motivation behind these remarkable air conditioners”.

Carrier Designer Series and i-Cool: best in class 8-in-1 filter system

The Carrier Designer Series and Carrier i-Cool are two of the most acclaimed models in Carrier’s Window Room Air Conditioner line, with their amazing set of cooling and energy-saving features. But what puts these WRACs in a league of their own is a special 8-in-1 air filter system that’s the best in its class. This filter can trap harmful fungi and dust particles, filter out smoke and odors, kill viruses, and neutralize free radicals that can harm the skin.

Protect your feet with Thorlos™ Socks

You may spend thousands of pesos to beautify your skin. And spend thousands more to get a fit and trim body.
But did you ever stop to think that underneath it all – what can give you a good feeling all over -- are healthy feet that run and walk with energy and confidence?
Our feet are more important than we think. We can’t function well if our feet are tired. We can’t smile or feel good if our feet hurt. We can’t reach our destination if our feet make us wince in pain. That’s why foot doctors – called podiatrists – keep on emphasizing foot health. More than the shoes we wear, foot doctors say, it’s the socks that will give us the most effective protection.

Nino Sinco, a sports scientist who specializes in sports/strength conditioning and sports injury management says, “Your shoes can only protect you from the impact of the ground. All the padding in your shoes, however complex the design may be, only reduces the force of contact between your feet and the pavement. But the friction exerted on your feet by the insides of your shoes still remains. That friction is responsible for many foot problems like blisters, athlete’s foot and heel pain.”
That’s why people should get into the habit of wearing socks, especially if they have foot problems, or if they play sports that place an inordinate amount of pressure on their feet, says Sinco. 

Socks that have additional pads in the friction and impact points are recommended for foot protection by foot specialists. Socks that absorb moisture and keep feet dry are preferable over socks that get wet, lose their shape, bunch up and contribute to blisters.

Thorlos™, a world famous brand of sports, walking and dress socks, is recommended by foot doctors for foot health. In fact The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) has granted its Seal of Acceptance to Thorlos™, the first socks brand ever to earn that honor. “Thorlos® can add to foot comfort and protection when used in a consistently applied program of daily foot care and regular professional treatment,” the APMA added. "Thorlos are the best socks available for athletes and their performance," adds Sinco who says premiere international and national athletes including our own Hall of Famers like Robert Jaworksi have been wearing Thorlos for years.

One hundred percent made in the USA, Thorlos have been around for over 30 years now and offer various levels of protection for sports and physical activities. No matter what the sport or physical activity, there are Thorlos Socks to suit the situation and protect the feet. Lightweight, mid-weight and heavy weight padding are available to suit the specific activity and the chosen sport, be it running, tennis, golf, basketball, mountaineering or just plain walking. (For example, golf is not as demanding on the feet as tennis, so Golf Thorlos have mid-weight padding, while Tennis Thorlos have heavy weight padding).

Thorlos are premium-priced because they are anatomically designed and have patented terry padding that protects your feet from pressure and impact. The padding reduces static pressure and impact, and diminishes shearing forces through the 'Control·Slide®' phenomenon : instead of the tissues on your feet moving in opposite directions, the terry padding moves under your feet, transferring the movement from the tissues of the foot to the terry padding itself. Also, to ensure that your feet are protected from the adverse effects of accumulated perspiration inside the shoe, surface moisture and water vapor are effectively channeled to the outside of the foot where they can be evacuated through the shoes. Thorlos’ proprietary yarn combinations that include THOR·LON® Acrylic, CoolMax® and other high tech fibers that 'wick' moisture away from the foot make this possible. This superb moisture management and the reduction of pressure, impact and shearing forces reduces fatigue, and helps you to enjoy your sport or activity longer, with the confidence that your feet are protected by the best foot gear available today.

 Thorlos™ are available in the Philippines at R.O.X Fort Bonifacio, Rustan’s, Planet Sports, The Athlete’s Foot and Toby’s (Alabang). For more information contact Colerosh Incorporated at (02) 661-3022 and (02) 640-4326.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Join Run for Pasig River 11.20.2011

Hi! I just want to invite you to join Run for Pasig on November 20, 2011 at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

Run for the Pasig River 2011
November 20, 2011
SM Mall of Asia (Finish area)

3K, 5K, 10K
A ceremonial 21-kilometer run is not open to the public.

Registration Fees (tentative) will be P300.00 for the 3K and 5K runs while the 10k race will be at P450.00.
A student rate of P150.00 for 3k and 5k will be offered upon presentation of student I.D

Registration for the “11.20.2011 Run for the Pasig River” will be begin on September 10, 2011 at
In Store Registration is now open at the following branches:
SM North EDSA – Run for the Pasig River Booth
2nd Floor Cinema C Lobby (near IMAX Theatre), Quezon City
10:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday-Sunday
SM Megamall – Run for the Pasig River Booth
Lower Ground Level, Building A (near The Event Center and Food Court), Mandaluyong
10:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday-Sunday
SM Mall of Asia – Run for the Pasig River Booth
Ground Floor Main Mall (beside the Ice Skating Rink and across Surplus Shop), Pasay City
10:00 am to 9:00 pm Monday-Sunday
Recreational Outdoor eXchange (R.O.X.)
R.O.X. Building, B1-Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City
12:00 nn to 10:00 pm Sunday-Thursday, 12:00 nn to 11:00 pm Friday-Saturday
The race packet consists of:
Race bib – which has your bib number and security code
Race information – which has the route, rules and regulations, FAQs and other details
Finisher’s necklace – which was made by our Bayanijuan relocatees in Calauan , Laguna
Once you purchase your race packet, we remind you to go back here to activate your bib so you can retrieve your online finisher’s certificate which you may download from the website after the Run.

About Pasig 11.20.2011 Run
Since the launch of ABS-CBN Foundation's Kapit Bisig para sa Ilog Pasig (KBPIP) on 2009, an annual run for the Pasig River has been held. This serves as the crux of KBPIP's fundraising and information campaign for the ongoing rehabilitation for the River.

Last November 8, 2009, KBPIP organized its first marathon, dubbed "Philippine International Marathon 2009: A Run for the Pasig River." About 23,000 runners from all walks of life joined the run, making it the largest foot race in the Philippines. Inspired by the success of the Pasig run, then-Philippine president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo donated PHP 30 million to the rehabilitation project. Proceeds from the marathon were then allocated to the relocation of informal settlers and construction of easements along Estero de Paco.
KBPIP took a huge step forward in 2010 when more than 116,086 runners joined the 10.10.10 Run for the Pasig River, breaking the Guinness World Record for the most number of participants in a foot race. The previous record was held by the 1988 Bay to Breakers in San Francisco, USA, with 110,000 runners. The funds raised from the advocacy run were used to further rehabilitate Estero de Paco, particularly in putting up coco coirs to prevent erosion and introducing remediation technologies to improve water quality.

Register now at


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Join Nathan’s Ridge Run on November 20th at the Tagaytay Highlands

I wish I'm free on this date because I like join this running event held at Tagaytay Highlands. I still a beginner runner, but I want to challenge myself if I can run on a cold climate like Tagaytay.  By the way, below is the press relase regarding  Nathan’s Ridge Run.

Press Release:

Nathan’s Ridge Run coming this November Eco-friendly race boasts scenic, challenging route.

A breathtaking view of nature overlooking the lush greeneries of Tagaytay, an uphill road course through rolling hills, and never-before-opened running areas set the Nathan Ridge Run apart from your common fun run.  Slated for November 20th at the Tagaytay Highlands, the race is organized by renowned multi-sport accessory brand Nathan Performance Gear (Nathan), who will challenge Filipino runners in a unique test of athleticism, endurance and environmental advocacy.

Nathan will provide participants access to previously off-limits tracks, resulting in a fresh, challenging and steep uphill road course meant to push the limits of each runner. While in the venue, runners can also take advantage of several exclusive perks, including access to some of Highlands’ amenities and discounts.
The Nathan Ridge Run features three race divisions for the beginner to the elite with its 5K, 10K and 21K road distances. Runners are set to get their hearts racing for health and for nature. Beginners can hone their craft and endurance, while veteran athletes can improve their level of game.

In the spirit of greener practices, the use of environmentally harmful plastic cups will be ditched in favor of free Nathan handheld sports bottles included in the race kit or the racers’ own hydration gear. Runners can use innovative bottles such as the Nathan Quickdraw Plus, which provides them easy access to hydration while on-the-go.

Runners can park, refill, hydrate and go for gold. Simple and efficient, the Quickdraw Plus is best for keeping dehydration at bay; no need to wait until the next check point to replenish, and no need to use harmful disposables. 

Instead of the typical water stations you see in most city races, where plastic cups are lined up for the taking and disposed of as soon as runners are sufficiently hydrated, Nathan will be setting up conveniently placed refilling stations in different points of the road.

About Nathan
Nathan is a world leader in innovative hydration and reflective gear, and multisport accessories. Across its array of top-line equipment, Nathan puts a premium on athletes’ wellness, comfort and safety, utilizing the latest technologies to ensure maximum performance.

Nathan’s acclaimed hydration gear, used by runners, outdoorsmen and other athletes of all skill levels, allow for total hydration on-the-go, through conveniently designed water bottles with easy-access straps and holders.

Through its line of race belts, vests, bladder packs, handhelds, bottles, and accessories, Nathan continues to help athletes of all levels—from beginners to seasoned athletes and world-class competitors—redefine what is “humanly possible”.

Nathan Ridge Run
November 20, 2011
Tagaytay Highlands

5K, 10K, 21K

5K – P850 (singlet, Nathan Sprint handheld, post-race meal)
10K – P1,050 (singlet, Nathan Quickdraw Plus handheld, post-race meal)
21K – P1,050 (singlet, Nathan Quickdraw Plus handheld, post-race meal)

R.O.X. – Bonifacio High Street, Tagiug City
Second Wind – Quezon City & Pasig City

About Primer Group of Companies
The Primer Group's network of companies is multiplying in a pace never achieved before. The company is now realizing its vision to become the LEADER in the global distribution and innovation of premium goods and services across the Asian region namely Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. After 25 years of continuous and steady growth, its retail authority has grown to over 50 premium brands, 100 freestanding concept stores and over 600 consignment doors in the Asian region. The company is set to reach greater heights through its numerous milestones and marketing commendations locally and abroad. The Primer Group of Companies is also proud to have expanded its business portfolio in the area of industrial products and services. Most recently, the company also opened its first professional retail and merchandising academy. For more information about Primer Group, visit

Friday, October 21, 2011

Free Concert: MTV EXIT in Manila (October 29)

MTV EXIT Returns to the Philippines to fight human trafficking


18 OCTOBER 2011, MANILA: MTV EXIT (End Exploitation and Trafficking), in partnership with the Philippines Government, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Australian Government’s Agency for International Development (AusAID) today announced the return of the MTV EXIT campaign to the Philippines with a free Live concert in Manila on October 29.

MTV EXIT Live in Manila will bring together international and local artists to raise awareness and help prevent human trafficking and exploitation. The free outdoor concert will be headlined by Korean pop sensation, Jay Park, and held at SM Mall of Asia concert grounds. Joining the line-up will be Californian alternative rock band, Evaline and top local artists Parokya Ni Edgar, Pupil, Ebe Dancel, Itchyworms, and will be hosted by MTV VJ Holly, including a special appearance by popular Filipino celebrity, Dingdong Dantes, who is the new MTV EXIT Celebrity Ambassador in the Philippines. Free tickets are available through the following websites:

MTV EXIT Campaign Director, Matt Love said, “We are excited to return to the Philippines to inspire youth to take action against this critical issue. MTV EXIT Live in Manila harnesses the power and influence of music to bring together international and local artists in solidarity with youth across the Philippines to fight against this problem affecting millions of people worldwide.”

MTV EXIT and Visayan Forum Foundation (VF) will also be hosting the first-ever National Youth Summit for the Movement of Anti-Trafficking Advocates (MATA) from 24 October to 28 October to empower youth leaders from across the Philippines to spread key anti-trafficking messages. The Summit will bring together 110 youth leaders, ages 16 to 26 years old, for a series of workshops conducted by media professionals from the film, theatre, and music industries.

In addition, MTV EXIT announced the release of its new half-hour Filipino documentary film, Enslaved: An MTV EXIT Special, hosted by Dingdong Dantes. The documentary will give audiences a real and rare glimpse into human trafficking and exploitation in the Philippines, telling stories of human trafficking survivors and highlighting what everyone can do to help end this horrific crime. Enslaved: An MTV EXIT Special will premiere on GMA NEWS TV Chanel 11 on November 27 at 9:55 PM.

About the Campaign
MTV EXIT is a campaign about freedom — about our rights as human beings to choose where we live, where we work, who our friends are, and who we love. Most of us take these freedoms for granted, but hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world have had these basic human rights taken away.
They are victims of trafficking – modern-day slaves — and criminals have forced, defrauded, or coerced them into various forms of labor, or prostitution.
MTV EXIT aims to increase awareness and prevention of human trafficking through television programs, online content, live events, and partnerships with anti-trafficking organizations.
The UN’s International Labor Organization estimates that worldwide about 2.5 million people are victims of trafficking (ILO) Over half of these people are in Asia and the Pacific (ILO)
Criminals earn an estimated US$10 billion every year through buying and selling human beings (UN)
Check out this site to learn more about trafficking and how you can get involved in the fight against trafficking. Watch or download our celebrity-presented documentaries as well as the short films and promos, plus get information on live events we are producing.
To find out more about trafficking please go to the trafficking section and for facts of individual countries please see our map.

For more details, visit or follow MTV EXIT on the following social media platforms: Twitter @mtvexit and

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Happy 7th Birthday Ubuntu! Woot woot!!

I just want to greet you a happy happy happy 7th Birthday Ubuntu....

Ubuntu is a new Linux distribution that brings together the extraordinary breadth of Debian with a fast and easy install, regular releases (every six months), a tight selection of excellent packages installed by default and a commitment to security updates with 18 months of security and technical support for every release.”

Photo Booth: San Marino PressCon

Sarap at Home with Friends (a San Marino Brand Press Con) held at Discovery Suites, Ortigas Center, Pasig City last October 18, 2011. Thanks to Baicapture for the photo booth.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sarap at Home with Friends (season 4)

sam-and-friends_thumbJust got home from Sarap at Home with Friends Season 4 PressCon at Discovery Suites in Pasig City. The press con was hosted by  ultimate Pinoy hunk, entertainment heartthrob, boy-next-door and a TV host Mr. JC Cuadrado.  Don Juan Quixote got  lucky to meet and great the resident host Ms. Sam Oh, Jackie Rice, Fabio Ide and Ramon Bautista.  This cooking is not just a cooking show but with a kwela episodes that you will really love to follow. Not just watching segment, you also learn on how to  budget your pocket on recipes. Plus San Marino Brands and CDO Foodservice will also be sharing helpful tips on how to set up your own food businesses.


Press Release:


Entertaining impromptu guests? Dealing with fussy eaters? Living on a budget? Working at warp speed and need a faster-than-ever dish that’s sure to impress? In the fourth installment of Sarap at Home on GNTV11, expect delicious answers and quick fixes to all these and to your other cooking dilemmas!

This season, resident host Sam Oh will be joined by actress Jackie Rice, hunky model Fabio Ide, and funny man Ramon Bautista to give everyone an exhilarating time episode after episode. What else makes the new season stand out? Sam says, “We’re giving the show a bit of a sitcom approach now while still highlighting the many recipes our viewers can create with San Marino products. The unpredictable twists and reveals that are going to happen in Sarap at Home are something to watch out for. With that and the addition of Jackie, Fabio, and Ramon, it’s definitely going to be a really, really exciting show to watch!”

Witness how these four get intertwined in each other’s lives—Sam falls for her gorgeous neighbor Fabio, who has a crush on her pretty probinsyana cousin Jackie, while comic Ramon is in love with Sam! Who will end up with whom? Better stay tuned!


Tons of incredibly simple, easy-to-prepare, and budget-friendly recipes will surely wow you this season. And all of these dishes are deliciously created with: San Marino Corned Tuna, the number #1 corned tuna in the Philippines, the fiery San Marino Chili Corned Tuna, the full-packed meal San Marino Tuna Paella, and their newest product innovation, the ready-to-eat, no-need-to-fry San Marino Tuna Embutido.
Definitely, turning everyday meals to gourmet meals are made delectably easy and speedy with San Marino! Each product is also rich in Omega-3 and DHA which is good for the brain and heart. So whether you’re in the mood for cooking and creating new delicious dishes with San Marino, all you need is to catch each episode of Sarap at Home to learn a valuable tip or two on cooking.

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logo-san-marino_thumbAnother thrilling twist to the show’s new season and wonderful news to those keen on starting up their own businesses: CDO Foodservice will also be sharing helpful tips on how to set up your own food businesses. Be your own success story too by learning important business trade secrets, quality food products, and business start-up solutions that will be generously shared by the CDO Foodservice throughout the season. CDO Foodservice will surely be a huge help in making your dreams of owning and running a business come true, whether you are planning to start up a small business, looking for a foodservice partner or have a food product you want to conceptualize and develop. CDO Foodservice has always believed in making things happen and with their help, so should you.


To give a firsthand experience of Sarap at Home and San Marino’s and to kickstart the new season, several bloggers and members of the press had been invited last October 18, 2011 for an afternoon of food, fun, and surprises! A cooking demo, delectable food tasting, games, and tons of prizes, plus a screening of an episode of Season 4 made it an event filled with not just entertainment but helpful tips in the kitchen. The whole crew—Sam, Jackie, Fabio, and Ramon—were also present during the event.


Sarap at Home Season 4 will surely shake up your cooking routine and wake up your taste buds. Get ready for flavor-filled episodes and be part of the everyday lives, struggles, and triumphs of Sam, Jackie, Fabio, and Ramon. Plus, whet your appetite with these four exciting products—San Marino Corned Tuna, San Marino Chili Corned Tuna, San Marino Tuna Paella, and San Marino Tuna Embutido—everyday! Can’t have enough of the Sarap at Home and San Marino duo? Make sure to catch Sarap at Home on GNTV11 Channel from Mondays to Sundays.



If you want to catch up the previous episodes head over Official YouTube of San Marino for Sarap at home here

San Marino Official YouTube

Can’t have enough of the Sarap at Home and San Marino duo? Make sure to catch Sarap at Home on GNTV11 Channel from Mondays to Sundays.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Ride of your dream setup by b2bcarshow

Mark your calendar!  October 29, 2011 at SM Mall of Asia, Veranda. As Bumber to Bumber presents Ride of Your Dream Setup.

click this link for more info...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Increase your senses with Inno3D GeForce GTX550Ti Vision3


October 2011 – Inno3D GeForce GTX550Ti now brings you visuals to the power of 3! The much anticipated Inno3D GeForce GTX550Ti Vision³ will be equipped with a multi-display design which supports 3 monitor output. A multiple monitor setup increases the net display area of a system and can be an inexpensive way of improving computer usage and provide gamers with a more immersive experience with their favorite titles. 3 monitor output is achieved with the Integrated Device Technology (IDT) chipset that allows the GTX550Ti to show off its immense graphics power across a 3 monitor setup display.

Other features such as an acquired programmable digital PWM which essentially enables power increments to be summoned at will. There is a 6 phase power band for the best OC performance and stability to ensure continuous and uninterrupted delivery of vivid graphics power for you to game. There is also an option of 1-phase to 2-phase PSI for light load highlighting an excellent balancing between OC and power saving ability.
The Inno3D GeForce GTX550Ti Vision³ is the ultimate diversifying card which allows one to choose between powers saving up to demanding graphics power, while boasting a multi-display capability for the best gaming setup for the ultimate gamer out there.

Please visit Inno3D website for Press release:

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PowerColor reveals the Devil 13 HD6970

The ultimate edition of the HD6970 comes over clocked with deluxe components, bringing the Devil 13 to life.
October 2011 - TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards, today reveals the ultimate edition of the HD6970: Devil 13 HD6970. Designed to fulfill the most demanding HD titles, the Devil 13 HD6970 has default clock settings at 880MHz core speed and 1375MHz memory speed. An OC switch means gamers can easily increase 10% frequencies to 960Mhz core and 1425Mhz memory, boosting up gaming performance to the next level.

Solidly-Built Components Onboard
The Devil 13 HD6970 is built with solid components; including 12 phases design, direct FET, high current power beat and Proadlizer, enhancing the power frequency and offering superb stability and reliability voltage for GPU with minimum conduction losses and lower temperatures at load. These components deliver the steadiest and most secure power to boost for gaming performance.

Devil13 Exclusive Design
The Devil 13 HD6970 includes voltage measurement points for gamers to measure and monitor the GPU voltage by multi-meter. The Devil 13 is also pimped out with LED lighting signals that show the working status of current GPU, delivering a stylish experience while gaming.

High Efficiency Thermal Solution
The Devil 13 HD6970 is equipped with two ultra large 92mm cooling fans, providing 60% better air flow than normal 80mm fan. With 4x 8 ΓΈ large heat pipes, heat is easily dissipated from the copper base which fully covers the GPU. With the optimization of the dual fan thermal design, the Devil 13 HD6970 can provide a quieter working environment with lower fan speed and deliver a better user experience.

The Devil 13 HD6970 supports 2nd generation DirectX 11 technology and HD3D technology, providing intense gaming experience and unrivalled image quality with stunning 3D visual effects. The Devil 13 edition is also compatible with AMD’s Eyefinity technology, maximizing the field of view up to 4 displays, enabling a vivid gaming experience like never before.

About TUL Corporation
TUL is a leading supplier of AMD graphics cards under the PowerColor brand. We offer award-winning products based on our technology leading components, quality design and superb engineering. TUL employs more than 150 talents worldwide, with offices in China, Europe, Russia and USA to support over 300 channel partners and distributors in 50 plus countries. For further information, visit:
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The 7th Young Market Masters Awards is On!

Press Released:  

Mansmith and Fielders, Inc., an advocacy-based company that aims to uplift the level of marketing practice among young professionals in the Philippines, announced that the search is on for the new batch of nominees who will vie for the 7th Mansmith Young Market Masters Awards (Mansmith YMMA) 2012.

The 7th Mansmith YMMA 2012 is open to Filipinos 35 years of age and below with at least 2 full years of service with a company at the time of nomination and who is described as an innovator.

Winners of the  6th Young Market Masters Awards for 2011

There will be three categories: “marketing,” “sales” and “entrepreneur.”

The “marketing” and “sales” categories are open to marketing and sales achievers, whether they are marketing managers, brand managers, trade marketing managers, account managers, sales managers, business development managers, etc., and were responsible in uplifting not only their company’s status against its competitors but also built the sustainability of the brand.

The entrepreneur category, on the other hand, is for the owner or part owner of a business considered as the catalyst of the business. The business should be an innovative and pioneering enterprise that offers either a new product or an enhanced product but nonetheless should be out-of-the-box and inventive.

The independent judges for the 7th Mansmith YMMA 2012 are all recognized experts in the field of marketing. The official awarding ceremonies for the 7th Mansmith YMMA 2012 will be held on February 9, 2012.

The Mansmith Young Market Masters Awards was conceived in order to encourage and inspire today’s young marketing professionals to become innovators and catalysts of change for a progressive Philippines. Awardees are chosen based on how they create and implement ground-breaking, responsive and creative marketing and sales approaches that help build businesses and brands and achieve greater heights.

The Mansmith Young Market Masters Awards 2012, supported by its learning partner Abenson, and officially endorsed by the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA), the Philippine Retailers Association (PRA), with TNS and Kantar World panel as research partners, is an advocacy project of Mansmith and Fielders, Inc. The group was founded and established in 1989 by industry leaders led by Chairman and Chief Marketing Strategist Josiah Go, and is composed of successful practitioners and entrepreneurs who specialize in the fields of marketing and sales, strategy and innovation training.

Deadline for submission of entries is on October 31, 2011. For inquiries, call (02) 584-5858 or (02) 584-8989 or email Entries can also be sent via fax at (632) 722-2318 or 412-0034.

For more details about the 7th Mansmith YMMA 2012 and to download nomination forms, go to

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ubuntu One for Windows


Your personal cloud just got bigger.

Ubuntu One is now available on Windows.

Seriously? Yes Ubuntu One is also for windows. The personal cloud that brings your digital life together. For Windows XP, Vista and 7.

Ubuntu one offers 5 GB  storage free you can now sync your files. Keep your content safe, access it anywhere, and share it with friends, family and colleagues.

It’s easy to start using Ubuntu One. Just download and install Ubuntu One for Windows. Next, set up an Ubuntu One Free account and you’ll get 5 GB of free storage so you can store and sync your files, photos, videos and music. Once you’re done, you can access your files on your desktop, on the web or on your mobile, wherever you are!



Your personal cloud

Ubuntu One makes it easy to back up, sync and access your files, folders, photos and music from anywhere.

Simply select which folders you want to sync to your personal cloud by adding them to the sync list. Ubuntu One will take care of the rest.




Access files from anywhere

Out and about or travelling the world? With Ubuntu One it’s easy to access all your folders, files and photos wherever you are. You can manage your Ubuntu One personal cloud from any computer via the web or install Ubuntu One on additional computers. You can even access and share files and photos from your Android device. And, with our Music Streaming service, you can listen to your entire music collection on your Android or iPhone device too!


Share and collaborate

Need to collaborate on a presentation with colleagues? Want to share your holiday pictures with friends and family? Sharing with Ubuntu One is easy and secure. You can invite someone to share your files, or create a short link and post it to your social spaces like Facebook and Twitter


Ubuntu one also now available on other platform like Android OS and iPhone & iPad (iOS)


The automotive aftermarket show!

16th Custom Car Show at the 2011 Manila Auto Salon

Sunday, October 9, 2011

SALE ALERT!!! It's I Love Sale time again on OCTOBER 14 to 16

Shop Smartly, Live Beautifully‏. Do you love shopping? If you do, then we've got great news! Come visit any Watsons store and experience shopping at its best! Check out  for more details.



Visit Watsons stores to get the best deals in town. Exclusive discounts and freebies await you! You might just scream "I love sale" for real!

Take your pick from 10%-25% discounts; Buy 1, Get the 2nd at 50% off; 2 for Php99 deals at #ILoveSale in all Watsons stores nationwide! Check this out for more details