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Category: lifestyleSource: abscbn abscbnNov 6th, 2017

‘Haunted Forest’

(We are running this guide to help moviegoers plan their holiday cinema tour. The 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival runs from Dec. 25 to Jan. 7, 2018.) Directed by Ian Loreos; stars Jane Oineza, Jameson Blake, Maris Racal, Jon Lucas, Raymart Santiago, Joey Marquez Regal Entertainment is known for releasing horror flicks through its long-running "Shake, Rattle and Roll" franchise during the holiday season. The tradition continues this year, but with a new film that promises to be just as scary. "Haunted Forest" tells of a dark creature called "Sitsit" that preys on women. It possesses its victims, who all go missing and are found dead in the forest. It is suspected that young Nica...Keep on reading: ‘Haunted Forest’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

BANK ADVISORIES | BDO, BPI, PSBank announce holiday sked

Banco de Oro, Bank of the Philippine Islands, BPI Family Bank and PS Bank have issued advisories to guide customers on their extended hours and special schedule for the busy holiday season......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

‘Deadma Walking’

(We are running this guide to help moviegoers plan their holiday cinema tour. The 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) runs from Dec. 25 to Jan. 7, 2018.) Directed by Julius Alfonso; stars Joross Gamboa, Edgar Allan Guzman Based on Eric Cabahug's Palanca-winning screenplay of the same title, "Deadma Walking" is a comedy-drama that celebrates the life and friendship of two gay men. Cancer-stricken John (Gamboa) convinces his "beshie," Mark (Guzman), to help him fake his death and wake, so he could hear what his loved ones have to say about him. Because of its gay characters and its subject matter (death), not a few observers compare it to "Die Beautiful." Cabahug, howev...Keep on reading: ‘Deadma Walking’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Expert Tips for Packing and Shipping Holiday Gifts

As the holiday season approaches, many of us are preparing to find the perfect gift for our friends and family. To ensure your carefully selected present reaches its destination in one piece, it’s important to... The post Expert Tips for Packing and Shipping Holiday Gifts appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 20th, 2017

Homes We Love: Totally Adorable, Celeb-Approved Gifts And Decor To Inspire You In Your Shopping!

Homemakers in the limelight share eye-catching holiday treats!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

‘The Revenger Squad’

  (We are running this guide to help moviegoers plan their holiday cinema tour. The 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival runs from Dec. 25 to Jan. 7, 2018.) Directed by Joyce Bernal; stars Vice Ganda, Daniel Padilla, Pia Wurtzbach, Loisa Andalio, Ejay Falcon. Comedian Vice Ganda has set "exceptionally high expectations of himself" while making this fantasy-adventure film, according to director Joyce Bernal. She says the comedian "wants to do a lot of things in the movie," referring specifically to action stunts and special effects required in making it. Bernal also has good words for young star Daniel Padilla and 2015 Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach, whom she said was "surpri...Keep on reading: ‘The Revenger Squad’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 19th, 2017

‘All of You’

(We are running this guide to help moviegoers plan their holiday cinema tour. The 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival [MMFF] runs from Dec. 25 to Jan. 7, 2018.) Directed by Dan Villegas; stars Jennylyn Mercado, Derek Ramsay, Kean Cipriano, Yayo Aguila The romantic drama, "All of You," follows the lives of Gabby (Jennylyn Mercado) and Gab (Derek Ramsay), strangers who eventually fall in love with each other, deeply enough to commit to a serious relationship. But after Gabby decides to move in with Gab, their conflicting views on love and marriage become apparent. "We want to show that marriage doesn't solve relationship issues---it's not a solution ... The lesson here is, take...Keep on reading: ‘All of You’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2017

‘Ang Panday’

(We are running this guide to help moviegoers plan their holiday cinema tour. The 43rd Metro Manila Film Festival runs from Dec. 25 to Jan. 7, 2018.) Directed by Rodel Nacianceno; stars Coco Martin, Lito Lapid, Eddie Garcia, Gloria Romero, Jaclyn Jose, Mariel de Leon, Jake Cuenca "Expectations are high if you say it's a 'Panday' remake. The challenge is how to meet these expectations or come up with a better version of it," actor Coco Martin says of directing the action-adventure film, which was first released in 1980 starring Fernando Poe Jr. Martin, who also produced and wrote the film, plays Flavio III, the grandson of the original Panday. Life for him suddenly turns ...Keep on reading: ‘Ang Panday’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

Your Selfie Expert Christmas Gift Guide

Now that Christmas is fast approaching, we are sure you’re definitely making your way through the holiday rush. And while everyone’s squeezing in as many gatherings and Christmas shopping as possible, Selfie Expert OPPO has... The post Your Selfie Expert Christmas Gift Guide appeared first on MetroCebu News......»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

Awesome Christmas gift ideas for the Pinoy sports fan in your life

Christmas season is here, and along with the cold weather comes the bevy of various NBA games and sporting events that makes any Pinoy sports fan feel the Holidays even more. What better way to make the sports fan in your life happy this Yuletide season than to give them some awesome athletics gear? In this list, we try and offer some great gift ideas for your special someone who happens to be a sports fan.  From your loved one, to your family, friends, and even your inaanak, we've got you covered. Official NBA Apparel No professional sports league celebrates the holiday season better than the NBA.  From its special uniforms, to its yearly tradition of cheery commercials, and its epic slate of Christmas day games, the Association certainly knows how to tickle each and everyone’s holiday soft spot. For the NBA fan in your life, there are lots of choices in officially licensed apparel. Nothing else comes close than wearing your favorite player or team’s threads. Official jerseys and shirts that have licensed logos and designs? This is a classic gift, a no-brainer. NBA Tops  Stephen Curry Nike Statement name and number tee (P1,395) NBA Shorts Cleveland Cavaliers Nike Swingman Shorts (P2,975)   NBA for Youth Los Angeles Lakers Toddler Logo Tee (P1,295)   NBA Caps Golden State WarriorsTwo-tone Wordmark Strapback (P1,790)   Sneakers Nike KD Trey5 V (P4,795) Fresh set of kicks Imagine going to your family Christmas trip with new sneakers on. That’s just the best feeling for any sports fan, and you can help them by trying out any of these fresh kicks. adidas Harden Vol. “1 Driveway” (P8,500) Inspired by Houston Rockets superstar James Harden and his early basketball days, adidas introduces Harden Vol. 1 Driveway. Taking design cues from Harden’s LA home, the latest edition features a cream upper with contrasting Primeknit threads and suede toe shroud.     The Driveway colorway is now available in select adidas retailers and shop.adidas.com.ph. adidas EQT Cushion ADV(P7,500) An evolution of the original EQT Cushion 91 model, the EQT Cushion ADV shoe design features a fluid Primeknit upper with welded synthetic overlays and structural nubuck quarter panels, accented by webbing tape 3-stripes marks, and reflective accents The EQT Cushion ADV will be available in select adidas stores and shop.adidas.com.ph starting 7th December 2017.  adidas Ultraboost ATR (P9,995) Got a runner in the family? Help them shatter their excuses with the latest additions to the UltraBOOST family. The adidas Ultraboost ATR is designed to empower runners and encourage them to embrace any condition whether rain, hail, darkness or cold.  It has features that can help withstand even the most unpredictable weather. The new UltraBOOST All Terrain and UltraBOOST X All Terrain are now available in adidas.com.ph/UltraBOOST and leading adidas stores and retailers.  Merrell Chameleon 7 Stretch in Boulder (Php 5,995.00) The Merrell Chameleon 7 collection is inspired by the adaptable animal itself, and it recently got an upgrade. This core style and fan favorite features an iconic look, style, durability and function. Check out the Chameleon 7 collection in Merrell stores at Glorietta 3, TriNoma, SM North EDSA Annex, Market! Market!, Robinsons Place Manila, Festival Mall, SM Dasmarinas, Marquee Mall, Harbor Point, SM City Cebu, SM Iloilo, SM City Davao, SM Lanang, Abreeza Mall, Gaisano Mall Davao, LimKetKai Mall, and Centrio Mall, select specialty & department stores nationwide and online at merrell.com.ph.   Ultraboost laceless (P10,000) adidas has broken down barriers by working closely with athletes to test and re-work its renowned PrimeKnit upper to create a compression fit which supports and guarantees peak performance from the wearer without the need for laces.  The UltraBOOST Laceless hit stores on 6th December 2017, and retails in shop.adidas.com.ph and leading adidas stores and retailers.   Sports Tech Fitness has become a common interest and lifestyle among many Filipinos as different types of workouts become more accessible and convenient.  These advanced peripherals from Samsung would make anyone drool. Whether your loved one is a fitness nut, or a tech geek, they’ll certainly appreciate the features of each gadget that’s packed into such a luxurious piece of technology. Gear Icon X (P8,490) Listening to music to get that extra pump during your workout is made easier with the Gear IconX.  No more running with your phone in hand and tangled cord because while the Gear IconX are wireless Bluetooth earphones, you can also load them up with your favorite workout playlists. It also boasts up to 7 hours of battery life.   Samsung Gear Sport (P14,990) This device can do everything from tracking your exercise and calorie intake down to replying to notifications and playing music. This smartwatch is packed with functionalities yet comfortable to wear.   Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro (P8,990) Featuring a minimalist, no-nonsense aesthetic, the Gear Fit 2 Pro offers flawless functionality and seamless integration with your smartphone. You have the option to custom design exercises and goals, and let the software do all the heavy lifting when it comes to tracking your progress.  You can get your own Samsung Gear device starting November 17, 2017 in Samsung Experience Stores, partner retailers, Lazada, and Abenson.com.      A piece of history Adidas Telstar 18 (P6,500) Telstar 18, the official 2018 FIFA World Cup™ game ball is the perfect gift for the dedicated football fan.  It pays homage to the first ever adidas World Cup ball, the 1970 Telstar. It’s a reinvention of the classic with a brand new panel design and the latest in ball technology and it will be used by the world’s best players as they seek to claim the biggest prize in football next summer. The Telstar now available at select adidas retail stores and the adidas online shop at shop.adidas.com.ph. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

CHOW BUZZ | Lechon Diva topbills Pasko sa Bluewater Resorts’ charity dinners

Bluewater Resorts, a collection of Filipino-owned resorts located in Maribago, Panglao, and Sumilon welcomed the holiday season with “Pasko sa Bluewater 2017,” a resort-wide parol lighting festival and with a series of Christmas benefit dinners featuring Dedet de la Fuente and her famous stuffed lechons. Fondly called the Lechon Diva by a growing legion of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

SM gift guide for the last-minute shopper

  On top of rounding up the year and running errands before the Christmas break, shopping for gifts can be a stressful chore. We're all crammers and, sometimes, what we want is a place where we can buy everything---before we even know they have the perfect gifts. The SM Store in SM Makati may solve your gift-giving problems. At the store's SM Woman alone, you can get a floral-printed jumpsuit, perfect for transitioning to festive summer. For something bold, there's a crimson-lace fedora hat at SM Accessories, and a pair of nude peep-toe boots from Parisian. Stylish men will like the cool tones of the apparel at SM Menswear---a classic striped polo on dress-down da...Keep on reading: SM gift guide for the last-minute shopper.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

Getting some while giving back

  With little over a week left before Christmas Day, the holiday rush is on. Gifts & Graces at LRI Design Plaza in Makati has a selection of handcrafted bags, accessories and homeware made in small batches by underserved communities. Stocking stuffers bound to garner smiles include eyewear cases (P350) with drawings of Maria Clara rocking a pair of cat's eye shades or General Luna in tinted aviators. The cases, with plush linings made of repurposed fabric and backings cut from t'nalak fabric from South Cotabato, were stitched together by a sewing group in Mandaluyong. Gadget organizers are a necessity but often look so utilitarian. The ones at Gifts & Graces ...Keep on reading: Getting some while giving back.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

Your guide to shopping at Artefino

The Artefino holiday pop-up bazaar ongoing at Rockwell is a good source of new artisanal finds and emerging design brands. So it's no surprise that start-up style entrepreneurs are making a killing. The lowly bayong becomes a fashion item with pearls by Jude is Jude. Fabric remnants turn into cushioned buttons for vests and stools by Good Luck, Humans. Artefino has also transformed into a showcase for a designer collection. Italy-trained Rhett Eala has produced a "Pinoy Chinoiserie" collection of floral hand-painted gazar skirts, shifts and blouses in printed brocade. On Dec. 18, creative director Luis Espiritu is launching his footwear collection in collaboration with ...Keep on reading: Your guide to shopping at Artefino.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017
Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 12th, 2017

Practical gift from Tippy

What would you give your loved ones this holiday season? What would you like to receive this year? What's your most memorable Christmas? Tippy Dos Santos told the Inquirer: "Ate Flor has been with our family for about 10 years now. We always give her gifts, but I want to give her something special this year. I've never known anyone as trustworthy as she is. She looks after us. It's our turn to look out for her. "She has always refused to get her own social security insurance. She would always say she'd rather give the money to her family. This year, I want to be the one to personally get her an SSS (Social Security System) ID."---MARINEL R. CRUZ...Keep on reading: Practical gift from Tippy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

The Six Fix: Christmas Gift Ideas For Beauty Junkies That Will Work Even On New Year s!

Makeup and skincare-related holiday picks gifts on point!.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

Listed Season 2: This Is Your Ultimate Guide To The Beautiful Boracay!

Listed brings a new dimension to features by offering a more hands on, immersive experience to your usual lifestyle programming......»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

Israel Embassy bring holiday cheers to students

The Embassy of Israel, in partnership with the Shalom Club–Nueva Ecija brought early holiday cheers to more than 150 children from San Antonio Weste Elementary School in Lupao, Nueva Ecija. In a Christmas outreach project on December 5, the school children received gifts and meals from the Embassy of Israel represented by Deputy Chief of [...] The post Israel Embassy bring holiday cheers to students appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsDec 10th, 2017

The wrinkle in Okada has been ironed out

Your mantra for the week: "Positive thoughts attract to me only the best in life." The holiday season has become so commercialized that its essence, which is to share love, is lost amid the shopping for gifts, decorating and lighting up the house, cooking holiday treats and other things that define the "Christmas rush." But Christmas is good for business and the economy improves tremendously, which is a good thing. If every month were Christmas in the Philippines, our gross domestic product would rise to a high of 12. And yet Christmas is really for children. Here are some answers they give when asked for the meaning of this season of love. It truly brings Christmas to my heart....Keep on reading: The wrinkle in Okada has been ironed out.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 9th, 2017