Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Talent Agents’ Organization’s (TAO) Party : The TAO Models’ Party

                  A sizzling Skin party with the country’s top models

The hottest and sexiest personalities from the modeling world is all set to topbill the first Talent Agents’ Organization’s (TAO) Party Skin: The TAO Models’ Party this February 7 at the posh Genting Club, Resorts World Manila. Skin is presented by Resorts World and Genting Club, in cooperation with All Famous, Inc., and Belo Medical Group.

Around 100 of the top high-fashion, commercial, print models will show their real skin during the event. Celebrities who started their careers as models will also be part of the event.

Singer JayR, Mikael Daez, Alodia Gosiengfiao, Daniel Matsunaga, Fabio Ide, Kerbie Zamora, Lemuel Pelayo, Mikel Campos beauty queens Venus Raj, Krista Kleiner, Gwen Ruais, and Hayden Kho are expected to make this event sizzle.

This Skin Party provides the attendees with the ultimate sensory experience that lives up to the glamour and stylishness of the modeling world. This also underscores how TAO understands the basic essentials of model requirements – going to the skin of things.

The event will also celebrate the achievements of TAO and its member groups in the field of modeling, may it be for ramp, commercials, and even showbiz.

TAO is a professional organization of legitimate and topnotch agents in the Philippines. Composed of THIRTY-SEVEN (37) members, its main vision is to unite and professionalize the talent agencies in the Philippines as well as meet the constant demands of talent requirements of all its ever-growing set of clients.

Skin is also being supported by Philippine Star and Manila Escapades Magazine.

UN Sec-Gen calls for "A Future Worth Choosing"

                                    "A Future Worth Choosing"
Addis Ababa l 31 January -- United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon announced his Sustainable Energy for All Initiative and a strengthened Sustainable Development Strategy for the UN system at the launch today of the Global Sustainability Panel Report, “Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing.”

“Both science and economics tell us our current path is unsustainable,” said Mr. Ban. “Ecosystems are under stress.  Economies are faltering.  The human appetite for resources keeps growing. We need to chart a new, more sustainable course for the future, one that strengthens equality and economic growth while protecting our planet. Sustainable development offers our best chance to change course.”

The Global Sustainability Panel Report lays out clear recommendations on how governments and the private sector should move forward in a balance of environmental, social and environmental imperatives. While it does not reveal any startling new facts--it actually does not provide any new research--it is significant because it takes a practical look at the problems and solutions. The panel consisted of 22 members including heads of states, former heads of state, ministers and government officials. The report, which was developed by the panel over six meetings over the last 16 months, is the culmination of that effort. (PRESS RELEASE)

Monday, January 30, 2012


Uno Magazine brings you the third installment of a series of events held at the Genting Club, Resorts World Manila dubbed “Renaissance Woman by Naomi,” on Friday, February 3, 2012. This event is in cooperation with Naomi Jewelry for the benefit of World Vision.

To further boost Naomi’s commitment to helping the cause of World Vision, Joel Paguio, COO and head designer of Naomi Jewelry has decided to create a limited edition piece for World Vision to be launched via a special fashion show featuring  Naomi endorser Lara Quigaman, Uno cover girls Aubrey Miles, Kat Alano and Michelle Quizon and World Vision ambassador Miriam Quiambao.

The fashion show “Renaissance Woman” would portray the place of women in today’s society. The modern woman is stylish, strong and powerful yet maintains her femininity in everything that she does.

During the said event, a apecial one of a kind pendant will be unveiled and auctioned off to the guests. The pendant exudes an illutrious profilewith the blending of 100 pieces multicolored Sapphires with a total carat weight of 27.84 and a 1.7 carats checkered board Citrine at the center. The star design are attached to an ancient shell bangle with hand-hammered gold sheets intertwined around it.

This event is supported by Resorts World Manila, Genting Club, Naomi, NX Couture, World Vision Campoverde Country Estate, Golds Gym and Great Cut Salon.

Friday, January 27, 2012


                                                      COKE 100TH ANNIVERSARY
In celebrating its 100th year anniversary in the Philippines. Coca Cola started the year right by having a media kick-off for their list of activities and programs for 2012.

With much milestone that Coca Cola has achieved in the Philippines and also throughout the whole world. It still remains the most loved and the most patronized brand of soft drink around the world.

Started on May 18, 1886 in Jacob’s Pharmacy in Atlanta Georgia and only selling nine (9) drinks a day at that time to a whopping 1.7 billion drinks a day as of the present time. What Coca Cola has achieved is indeed a phenomenal one. Truly, a remarkable accomplishment Coca Cola has achieved throughout the years.  

This iconic brand, has already made its presence in almost every country in the world and not known to many, Coca Cola is already a century-old here in the Philippines, being active not only in promoting its product but, also actively participating in many humanitarian causes here and abroad such as the Haiti Hope Projects which the company initiated after the devastating earthquake that hit that country. And recently, it also helped the victims of typhoon Sendong that hit our fellow Filipinos in Iligan City.  

Moreover, Coca Cola Philippines is continually growing literally and metaphorically, as the number of lives it has transformed throughout the years through generation of employment and many CSR projects it has undertaken and will still undertake.


Mapapanood na sa Enero 30 (Lunes) ang pinakaaabangan ng marami ang “E-BOY” sa Primetime Bida ng ABS-CBN Channel 2 pagkatapos ng TV Patrol. Ito ay pinagbibidahan ng MMFF Best Child Performer na si Bugoy Carino at iba pang mga premyadong actor na sina Valerie Concepcion, Ariel Rivera, Jomari Yllana, Jaime Fabregas, Chiggoy Alonzo at Pen Medina. Kasama rin sa teleseryeng ito sila Blythe Gorostiza, Arjo Atazde, Arme Sanchez, Akiko Solon, Bryan Santos at mga child stars na sina Maliksi Morales at Deydey Amansec.

Siguradong maantig ang mga damdamin ng marami sa bagong teleseryeng ito. Umiikot ang istoryang ito sa isang robot na nagnanais na maging tunay na bata. At kalaunan kanyang matatanto na ang pagiging tao ay higit pa sa pagkakaroon ng dugo, laman, ugat at hininga, kundi pagkakaroon ng buhay at ang buhay na iyon ay nakapaloob ang pagiging bahagi ng pamilya, pagkakaroon ng mga kaibigan at higit sa lahat ay ang pagkakaroon ng malasakit at pagmamahal sa kapwa tao.

Ang E-BOY ay sa direksyon nila FM Reyes at Nick Olanka na sya ding nagbigay sa atin ng teleseryeng Lobo at Imortal.  


Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Soyami Soya Chips is a nutritious line of food that is made from non-genetically modified Soya from Canada that is proven to be beneficial to human health. It is perfect for BAON for the kids and teenagers who goes to school every day.
Soyami Soya Chips is made with Real Soya, No MSG, High in Protein and Calcium and O% transfat. Soyami Soya Chips. This healthy-goodness snacks that appear like nacho chips come in Original, White Cheddar and Pizza flavors, are now available in leading supermarkets and groceries and in convenience stores throughout Metro Manila, Cebu and Davao.

AM Global Works Marketing Corp., the manufacturer of Soyami Soya Chips is 100% Filipino owned company headed by Ms. Apple Morales.

For more information about Soyami, like on Facebook,follow @healthysoyami on Twitter, or visit

                 Many Health Benefits Of Soy

Soy is not just for vegans and vegetarians. Research shows soy has many health giving properties. It is also suggested by research that compounds found in soy-rich foods may reduce the effects of certain diseases. Most Americans do not eat a proper diet. This is proven by our overall health. We have been called an obese nation. Why not investigate the health potential of soy foods.

Soy beans contain isoflavones, a form of plant estrogen. Other legumes also contain isoflavones, but there is one unique to soy called genistein. Genistein acts as an antioxidant, counteracting damaging effects of free radicals in the tissues. It is believed to be helpful in treating breast and prostate cancer.

Soy consumption is very high among Southeast Asian and Japanese women. It is said that these women rarely complain of menopausal symptoms like hot flashes. Phytoestrogens found in soy may regulate hormonal levels so well that some post menopausal women may be able to use soy based products instead of the commonly used hrt.

People with high cholesterol levels have been known to significantly lower them by taking advantage of soy's cholesterol-lowering properties.

It is believed that soy protein is easier for the kidneys to filter than animal protein. This could be of great benefit to people who have impaired kidney function.

Colon health and lung health have been shown to greatly improve by adding soy to the diet.

Monday, January 23, 2012


                                                           MY CACTUS HEART

As the new year starts to unfold Star Cinema will once again captivate the hearts of the moviegoers out there with their new movie “My Cactus Heart” that will be shown on January 25 in theaters nationwide. With cast like Maja Salvador, Matteo Guidicelli, Xian Lim and directed by Enrico Santos . This love-comedy movie will surely stir the hearts of the young ones and also the young once. 

As one of the artists said that it is going to be the most MATINIK movie of the year, My Cactus Heart is a movie that has a lot of surprises that will tickle you to the bones with its unusual and funny scenes of Maja and Matteo. 

As the whole cast compares this kind of love to a Cactus plant that is full of thorns which meant not to harm others, but to protect itself from the harm that others may bring to it. And this is what Maja portrays in this movie… na mula sa magulong pamilya na hindi naniniwala sa katagang Happily Ever After. At dahil dito, kanyang binabusted ang lahat ng kanyang manliligaw until she met Matteo, then, suddenly her attitude towards love totally changed.   


Experience a mystical and a world-class ambiance with mesmerizing music and a great variety of exotic food at the newly-open Buddha bar and restaurant at Picar Place along Kalayaan Avenue in Makati City.

Dining at Buddha bar will give you a totally different experience from the usual restaurant that we usually go or visit. It’s going to be more than a dining experience that one can get. It’s just as if you are in a museum where you will see a lot of ancient artifacts. With its superb amber-coloured lighting, classy furniture, lush red and gold luxurious fabrics and a lot of opulent and refined d├ęcor where you can feel serenity at its finest.
Since its opening, Buddha bar has welcomed well-known celebrities like David and Victoria Becham, Lady Gaga, Cameron Diaz, Johnny Depp, Jennifer Lopez, Puff Daddy, Sharon Stone, Madonna, Will Smith, Tim Burton, John Galliano Thierry Henry, Demi Moore, Bill Clinton, Naomi Campbell, Celine Dion, Rolling Stones, Michael Jordan, Samuel Jackson, Sylvester Stallone, George Luca, Quincy Jones and a lot more.  

Buddha bar in Manila is just one of the bars strategically situated around the world from Paris where it all started, then to Dubai, Egypt, Mexico, Las Vegas, Amsterdam, Geneva, Qatar and a lot more. It’s a chain of restaurants that you can actually visit if you go in different parts of the globe.

Here are some of Buddha bar signature dishes; Chicken Salad Chinese style, Tuna with Sesame & Shitake Vinaigrette, Filet of Beef, “Teppan Yaki” style, Spices of Grilled Chicken, Peking Duck with candied fruit, Sashimi and a variety of sushi and a lot more.

Buddha bar is located at Picar Place along Kalayaan Avenue in Makati City and is open seven days a week from 7 P.M. until 3 A.M. For more information or reservation please visit

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


                                                  THE ALL NEW SUZUKI D110

Japanese compact car and motorcycle manufacturer Suzuki Philippines Inc (SPH) rolls out a sure best seller—the Suzuki GD110.

The Suzuki GD110 is an advanced commuter bike that will usher a new level of riding experience, as it comes packed with highly user-friendly features that even first-time motorcycle owners can easily understand. 

The Suzuki GD110 features a newly designed compact and lightweight 4-stroke engine for high-combustion efficiency, 4-speed transmission for less gear changes and simpler operation, Suzuki PAIR system for lesser emissions, high visibility meters, indicator lamps and round shaped headlamps with park light indicator lamps for enhanced safety and convenience. 

It also has a spare parts advantage as most parts can be bought piece-by-piece and not per assembly, making Suzuki’s GD110 one of the most anticipated models to date.

“We are optimistic about the launch of the GD110 because we are anticipating it to be one of our sure best sellers. We believe that the GD110 is packed with features that answers the commuting needs of the public—affordability, user-friendliness and durability, which very much complements our campaign, “Bakit Di Ka Pa NakaMotor”, Mr. Eiji Kobayashi, general manager of motorcycle sales and marketing said.  

“For the Suzuki GD110, we are looking at the first time motorcycle owner market and the shifters—from commuters to riders,” Mr. Kobayashi added.  

The Suzuki GD110 retails at a suggested retail price of Php 47,900 and comes in Pearlescent Black, Metallic Jade Royal Blue, and Metallic Silk Red.

Friday, January 13, 2012


“WALANG HANGGAN” a new Primetime Bida drama series of ABS-CBN is set to invade and capture the hearts of the Philippine TV viewers on January 16 (Monday). With a powerhouse cast composed of former sweetheart Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta; Coco Martin and Julia Montes on their first team-up in a TV series; veteran movie personalities like Eddie Guttierez and the two queens of Philippine movie industry Helen Gamboa and Susan Roces completing a three generations of love team that will surely make the story more appealing. And also with Ms. Rita Avila, Melissa Ricks, Joem Bascom, Paulo Avelino and Joel Torre.
Former sweetheart Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta as they agreed together to be a part of this new TV series. “With a great story and knowing the people I will be working with in this TV series… it is really hard to turn down the offer, so here I am.” Gomez said. 

Although Richard and Dawn has their own families already they still decided to be together in this project with professionalism on their mind that this is a part of their work and this will not in any way affect their own family life.
Coco Martin and Julia Montes in their first onscreen team-up in a TV drama series where Coco Martin will play the role of Daniel and Julia Montes as Katerina as young sweethearts. In this TV series, Coco will play a role that is totally different from the roles he used to play in the past. This time, Coco will be one of the leading actors, unlike the role of a villain that he portrayed in other TV series he had done.  
Completing the cast of "WALANGHANGGAN" are Rita Avila, Melissa Ricks, Joem Bascom, Paulo Avelino and Joel Torre adding more spice to the TV series.
Award-winning directors Jerry Lopez Sineneng and Trina Dayrit as they answer the questions raised both by print and online media personalities during the "WALANGHANGGAN" press conference held recently at ABS-CBN building in Quezon City.

During the media event, Jerry Lopez said: "of how excited the actors and actresses are in this movie the more I am excited, of how nervous the actors and actresses are the more I am nervous." 
Kapuso artist as they sing during the "WALANGHANGGAN" press conference held recently at the ABS-CBN building in Quezon City.                                                 
Mr. Pure energy Gary Valenciano as he sings the theme song of WALANGHANGGAN the TV series in front of the media and the whole cast of the said TV series.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


In celebration of the Chinese New Year, Edsa Shangri-la Plaza Mall together with the Ateneo De Manila University Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies, Ateneo Celadon and Credit Suisse presents the 6th Spring Film Festival that will be held on January 20-29 at the Edsa Shangri-la Plaza theater that will be open to the public for free.

In line with this event, a list of award-winning movies that are in store to the would be viewers such as: Lost on Journey, Country Wedding, King of Milu Deer, Confucius, Ocean Heaven and Bodyguards and Assassins.

During the press screening of the movie Bodyguards and Assassin, I was one of those who had been given a privilege to watch this epic and historical movie. In watching this movie, I am thrilled how the director and the scriptwriter put together different mode of emotions in a single movie that I seldom see in other movies I have watched in the past. Mode of emotions like love for country, thrilling action scenes to its finest, love of a father to his children displayed even up to the point of death, the bad consequence of greed for power and so on and so forth. I can say a lot of things about this movie, but I would like just to encourage the readers to come and watch this movie for you to experience and understand the Chinese culture and their traditions .

There will be other activities coinciding the film festival such as the Chinese Painting Exhibit by the Confucius Institute Chinese Painting Students on January 20-29 and the Chinese Painting Workshops by Mr. Caesar Cheng and the Confucius Institute Chinese Painting Students on January 22.

Bodyguards and Assassins - In 1905, Hongkong was under the British rule and revolution was on the rise. Sun Yat-Sen was set to land in Hong Kong to meet and to unify faction leaders to finally take down the corrupt and crumbling Qing Dynasty. Because of this, Dowager Cixi wanted Sun Yat-Sen assassinated. For the Chinese people who had been clamoring for freedom, they understood that protecting Sun Yat-Sen would mean keeping China’s liberation hopes alive. Li Yutang, a businessman, gathered a tofu vendor, rickshaw pullers, a beggar and an orphan to serve as bodyguards. These bodyguards displayed their superb fighting skills as they battle it out with the assassins to protect Sun Yat-Sen, whom they haven’t even met. This action-historical movie garnered numerous awards from the 4th Asian Film Awards, 29th Hongkong Film Awards,16th Hongkong Film Critics Society Awards and 47th Golden Horse Awards.
Country Wedding- tells a story of a couple who is about to get married. With their respective families getting so excited, their parents started to meddle with their wedding preparations. The bride’s mother insists on holding the wedding at a ritzy hotel in Beijing Central, the groom’s father, being the director of a cooperative in a rural village, feels indebted to the community, and wants to share the wedding to the whole village. The couple gets caught in between conflicting would-be in-laws. This film is a funny portrayal of the clash of cultures between the city and country side.

Confucius – Confucius, known as the “Great Sage”, lived during the time when China’s dynasties were in chaos and engulfed by corruption and greed. He strongly believed that ethics and education will put all things to order. His wisdom was sought by different dynasty leaders but only to be abandoned after he dutifully served his purpose. The world knows so much of his teachings, but little is known of his hardships. This biographical drama shows the sufferings and pain Confucius endured and the principles he fervently kept that became the foundation of China’s ethics, morality and law. Starring Chow Yun-Fat as Confucius, Nominated for Best Actor at the 30th Hong Kong Film Awards. Other nominations include Best Cinematography, Art Design, Costume Design and Original Song.
Ocean Heaven – Ocean Heaven is a family drama which features a father- Sam Wang (played by Jet Li), who is solely taking care of his autistic child- Dafu. Wang finds out that he has liver cancer and has a few days to live. Not only does Wang have to cope with his own suffering and impending death, he also has to deal with the heartache of leaving Dafu with no immediate family. This heartwarming film shows the challenges of being a single parent and how parents, even on their last days, would do anything just to ensure the safety and happiness of their children. 

Fans of Jet Li will definitely be surprised to see him in this non-Kungfu movie; this role won him the 2010 Wen Zhang Best Actor Award. The movie was also recognized by the Shanghai Media Awards, CCTV Movie Channel Media Awards 2010 and Golden Goblet Award. In July 2011, Li even named one of his charity projects as Ocean Heaven Project to help children with autism, celebral palsy and other disorders.

King of Milu Deer- This 3D animation movie, it focuses on environment protection. It is a story of a white deer, Yoyo, who turned into a lady and made friends with Tzan-the prince of Kingdom of Clouds and Dreams. Tzan was ordered by the minister to search the Labyrinth Mountain to hunt for the Milu Deer to use it as a sacrifice to bring rains in the kingdom. But Tzan discovered the beauty of the Labyrinth Mountain and got closer to Yoyo. Together, they fought sea lizard monsters, fire, soldiers, and the evil Minister to save the wildlife and natural resources of the Labyrinth Mountain. This movie became the highest grossing Chinese Animated film of all time and received the Best Animated Film of the 13th Huabiao Awards.

Lost on Journey-  A comedy film narrating Li Chenggong’s travel home, as he endures a series of bad luck just to celebrate New Year’s Eve with his family.  Li hops from a plane, to a train, to a bus, and to a boat in the desire to be with his relatives during the most important event of the year. And along the way, he meets a stranger, Niu Geng, who later helps him discover something important about himself and the goodness of other people. This movie is a funny presentation of how a stroke of bad luck brought two different worlds together.
                                                Movie Schedule: Free to the public

January 20, 2012 (Friday)                                        January 26, 2012 (Thursday)
Country Wedding                            1:00PM             Lost on Journey            1:30PM     
Lost on Journey                              3:00PM             Country Wedding          3:30PM
                                                                                The King of Milu Deer  5:30PM
January 21, 2012 (Saturday)
Lost on Journey                               1:30PM             January 27, 2012 (Friday)
Confucius                                         3:30PM            Ocean Heaven                 1:30PM
Bodyguards & Assassins                  6:00PM            Confucius                         3:30PM
Ocean Heaven                                  9:00PM            Lost on Journey               5:30PM
                                                                                 Bodyguards & Assassins  8:00PM
January 22, 2012 (Sunday)
Ocean Heaven                                  1:30PM            January 28, 2012 (Saturday)
The King of Milu Deer                       3:30PM           The King of Milu Deer     1:30PM
Confucius                                          5:30PM           Ocean Heaven                  3:30PM
Bodyguards & Assassins                   8:00PM            Lost on Journey               5:30PM
                                                                                 Bodyguard & Assassins    8:00PM
January 23, 2012 (Monday)
Country Wedding                              1:30PM             January 29, 2012 (Sunday)
Bodyguards & Assassins                   3:30PM             Lost on Journey              1:30PM    
Ocean Heaven                                  6:30PM             Country Wedding            3:30PM
Lost on Journey                                8:30PM             Bodyguards & Assassins 5:30PM
                                                                                  Ocean Heaven                8:30PM
January 24, 2012 (Tuesday)
Bodyguards & Assassins                   1:30PM
Lost on Journey                                4:30PM
Confucius                                          6:30PM
The King of Milu Deer                       9:00PM

January 25, 2012 (Wednesday)
The King of Milu Deer                    1:30PM
Confucius                                            3:30PM
Country Wedding                            6:00PM
Ocean Heaven                                  8:00PM

For other information please call Ateneo Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies at: 426-6001 local 5208-5209; 5280. For tickets, please call Shang Cineplex at 633-2227.