Monday, July 28, 2014

MMFF New Wave kicks off University Caravan this August

The Metro Manila Film Festival New Wave kicks off the first leg of its University Caravan on Saturday, August 2, from at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Letran Auditorium. This workshop is open to all film students and independent filmmakers.

The Caravan showcases top personalities who have made waves for independent films both here in our country and abroad.

DUKIT a film by acclaimed director Armando Lao

Speakers include multi-award winning actress and public servant Ms. Boots Anson Roa on style and techniques for effective acting; film and commercial director Paul Soriano on developing an interesting story line and proper directing and creative techniques; investment banker and independent film producer Ida Tiongson on generating production resources; Ricky Orellano of the Animation Council of the Philippines talks about developing animation techniques and business potentials; film producer Digna Santiago on business strategies in marketing films; Dennis Lucero of the Philippine Center for Creative Imaging on the fundamentals of digital editing; and fashion director for Patricia Coronado on fashion styling for movie characters.


For this year, MMFF New Wave offers a wide range of topics that would surely help every aspiring filmmaker to make independent films that are worthy of world recognition.

By Tyrone Acierto

Now on its 40th year, The Metro Manila Film Festival’s “New Wave” competition was the brainchild of MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino. It was introduced in 2010 due to the continued popularity of “Indie” films that serve as a platform for aspiring student and independent film enthusiasts to showcase their talents.

“This year, as we celebrate our 40th year, MMFF will continue the tradition of supporting independent films through a bigger, better, and bolder New Wave Section,” Tolentino said.

The festival has four (4) categories namely, Full Length, Animation, Student shorts and Cinephone. Entries for all categories are now being accepted in the MMDA office in Makati City.

For Full Length category, entries must have a minimum total running time of 75 minutes and must have been completed from 2013 onwards. Deadline for submission of entries is September 4.
Student Shorts, on the other hand, is open to student filmmakers from local colleges and universities. Entries must have a maximum 20 minutes running time and must have been filmed within 2014. Deadline for submission is until October 4.

For Animation category, entries must have a maximum total running time of 12 minutes and completed from 2013 onwards.
The Cinephone competition, meanwhile, is a nationwide cellphone movie-making contest for high school and college students. This year’s theme is “Pagbangon Pagkalipas ng Kalamidad,” a timely theme that would showcase the resilience of Filipinos in times of calamity, to the world. Deadline for submission of entries is October 4, with 60 videos to be selected as finalists.
Big prizes await this year’s winners.

Chairman Tolentino announced that the Full Length entry to be adjudged as Best Picture will receive a cash prize of P300,000. A “Special Jury” prize will also be awarded with P200,000 cash. Apart from its regular showing during the festival in December, all entries will be given a special commercial run in at least 20 cinemas in 2015.
For Student Shorts, the Best Picture will receive P50,000 and P25,000 each for special awards.
The Best Picture in the Animation section, will get a P100,000 cash prize.

 Six winners in the Cinephone competition will each receive P25,000 plus  paid internships from Viva Films, Scenema Concept, and Quantum Films, among others.

The lecture series is open to all. Admission is free. The University Caravan visits Muntinlupa on August 16, at the Expo Trade Hall, Festival Mall, Alabang

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Philippine Lemon Law

In buying cars you have to be really accurate and well detailed. Important things should be taken and not to be taken for granted.

When you bought a brand new car and something goes wrong, go back to the dealer and ask for a repair or a refund or a replacement for the "LEMON" car, but you only received a reply from the company, a "SORRY" or not a single word at all.

So thankful that this law is now implemented here in the Philippines, The LEMON LAW.

What is a LEMON? A term use to describe a car that is unsafe, inefficient, had a repeated problems, or defect. In New York, they had this law, that if you buy a brand new or a second hand car the buyer has the right to return the car if they discovered it defected and its not working well.

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Now, here in the Philippines we have this new law, RA 10642, " An Act Strengthening Consumer Protection in the Purchase of Brand New Motor Vehicles, approved last July 15, 2014 by our President Benigno S. Aquino 111.


These are some of the highlights of RA 10642:

Sec.4 - COVERAGE: This act shall cover brand new motor vehicles purchased in the Philippines reported by a consumer to be in nonconformity with the vehicle's manufacturer or distributor's standard or specifications within 12 months from the date of original delivery to the consumer, or up to 20,000 kilometers of operation after such delivery, whichever comes first.

Sec.5 - REPAIR ATTEMPTS: At any time within the Lemon Law rights period, and after at least 4 separate repair attempts for the same complaint, the consumer may invoke his or her rights under the Act. Repair includes replacement of parts, components, or assemblies.

Sec.6 - Before availing the act under Sec 5, the consumer shall, in writing, notify the manufacturer, distributor, authorized retailer or dealer.

for more CLICK here: RA 10642     

Department of Trade and Industry should implement the Rules and Regulations within 90 days from the effectivity of the ACT.

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    Tuesday, July 22, 2014


    Two people bind together as one, a relationship that had a vow, to live together eternally. A mutual understanding that expressed in the Sacrament of Matrimony.

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    It's like a fairy tale story, finding your Prince Charming or your Queen and have a happy ending, "TO LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER".

    But when MISTRUST comes in, love totally goes away.

    Every relationship there's always a trial as they usually say, but if that trials destroys your trust it is another story.

    Been betrayed many times, not once, but so many times. I suspect many of us can relate to this feeling the clinging to a grudge. We felt the anger and we wanted to REVENGE. We can easily forgive but somethings is holding us not to forget it.

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    It's not easy to forget when the love of your life breaks your heart.  But it doesn't imply that if you don't have that trust you will not love again. Though the fear of trusting might be broken again, you still hold on because you believe that this is LIFE and a part of a trial that is proving you to be STRONG.

    Paranoid of a little hurts, that when suspicion arises, you will feel that someone will hurt you again.

    I am a POSITIVE PERSON, I think that everything run so good.  But when it comes to RELATIONSHIP I always go wrong because I think that way. Rationalizing the feelings that when this MAN do this to me, this MAN will do that to me once more.

    The reality, it takes time for me to trust again.

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    It will take courage to acknowledge my feelings and willingness to take a person once again in my life, to bring back that trust again I have to start it within myself. 

    It takes a mutual commitment to hear and honor what other person once to say about me. And moving beyond instead of living from the past full of memories.

    Rehashing the old ideas into a new form without changing any significant details just to help me improve myself. And to think that everything had a good purpose why that person is hurting me.

    And to believe, that there will be that someone who will treat me RESPECT and give CONSIDERATION in everything that I do. I will not close my door for love.

    Read this from an FB post: 
    The thing about being DEFENSIVE in everything you do is that everything becomes a BATTLE, and no one ever WINS.

    I will love-hurt-love-hurt over and over. Only this time I will take precautions, I will ask myself IF I AM READY to take the RISK? And I am ready to TRUST again?

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    Wednesday, July 16, 2014


    Isn't it great knowing that you are one of the longest staying member at BUBBLEWS? And considering their very thorough progressing brainstorming regarding to every detail for the good of the website, getting all the hardship to do something carefully and completely just for the sake of the site, gives you that overwhelming gratitude of having you inside the group.

    The result is this, the NEW BUBBLEWS!


    This time with the new technologies regarding internet and social networking, this kind of a platform they used will works with any mobile devices,tablets and personal computers(BETTER HAVE A GOOD BROWSER).

    I used CHROME BROWSER version 35.0.1916.153. And this is how it looks like.


    Then below your Profile, you can see all your post.

    Below each of your post there is a corresponding symbols:

    A STAR if you LIKE the post.  A CHAT SYMBOL if you want to comment to the post. And a word SHARE, if you like it to share via TWITTER or FACEBOOK. 

    Asking me now, what happened to other sharing buttons?  Oh well, I think we have to wait patiently because as what I have read from Arvind statement:

    Excerpt from Arvind- CEO BUBBLEWS post

    Anyway, I so love the NEW PLATFORM DESIGN by the BUBBLEWS TEAM. Just explore and enjoy the new platform, for I am enjoying it now.

    Arvind and Jason Congrats to the both of you. Keep it up and more power to the BUBBLEWS TEAM!


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    Tuesday, July 15, 2014


    I've been looking all over the internet for an online job that will help me to have a realistic income from a comfort of a home and to connect my website to boost page views as well.

    I've been in BUBBLEWS since before it was created, that was in the year of 2012,exactly, November 6, 2012.

    As far as I can remember, BUBBLEWS that time was still promoting their site as one of another SOCIAL NETWORKING, the only difference was that, if you post, comment, like or dislike, and connect  it has a corresponding sum of money that you can redeemed if it hit a threshold of $25 and now they increases it to $50(great move).

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    A bit skeptical to sign-up because I am afraid it is just another SCAM. So curious that time and I don't know what this site is all about. Surprisingly, I received my first redemption and so on and so forth. I thought I cannot have my payment because that time they encounter so many problems and technical maintenance repair, the site is always DOWN.

    I'm in my 2 years(almost) here at BUBBLEWS, so far so good, though sometimes they still hold the so-called UNDER MAINTENANCE but still glad they don't forget to pay me now. Glad that the people behind BUBBLEWS is doing the BEST to make the site more productive, organize and more BUBBLIER(so thrilled to know that it has now million active users).

    I've been working hard and now I can see a good result from BUBBLEWS.  Being a member of the fastest growing social networking site, the BUBBLEWS, my great pleasure working with them.  It helps me shared and encourage people to link to my website and read my blog post and I am now comfortable making comments or posting as well.

    So excited for this post at the site: "we've all been waiting for it... Reading from ARVIND-BUBBLEWS CEO post dated July 14, 2014

    I will keep this one short and sweet. Something is coming and it is coming soon. 

    What?  Is this another format of Bubblews? Another NEW BUBBLEWS?  

    THIS IS GREAT!!!  So excited to unwrap the NEWS....LET IT GO...LET IT GO....hahahahaha.....HAPPY!

    Thanks BUBBLEWS and MABUHAY!!!

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    Sunday, July 13, 2014

    How Clubbing Changed the World

    Clubbing is a real deal now.  I know people of my age like to go clubbing after the hard work they have from the office, but it doesn't interest me that much.  Actually, I am a homebody person, I don't want to go to a club, I rather stay at home and chill out with my family and relatives. But I guess now that I am into making an event, seeing all the DJ's playing, spinning and mixing music. The feeling of "I am ENVIOUS of their HAPPINESS" and at the FACT that you can see the world through their MUSIC, its incredible how people interact with the DJ's and how clubbing change the world, it also changes my ideas and belief in life.

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    CLUBBING is a UK cultural phenomenon.

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    United Kingdom embarked on this kind of RAVE culture and it delivers a huge impact to the people now a days, the dance music which sustain a massive appeal in Chicago but make its big break commercially in the UK. And now it highlighted the lifestyle of the young people here in the Philippines, especially Davao City.

    The fact that we are filled with a lot of mix culture, tradition, color and creeds we
    naturally belong to an ART root which is intrinsic to a high quality of life. The MUSIC gives different output and atmosphere played by DJ's who have a major role in song selection, giving a memento and adding some narrative aspects in doing the DJ thingy.   

    Taking in the TOP 3 VENUES of today's DISCO BAR here in Davao: STARR, CLUB VELVET and ACROPOLIS SUPERCLUB it has a big influence to the genres of today, that is to me one of my favorite living here in the metropolis.

    Maybe some of you will disagree because you have that NOTION that CLUBS has a connection to DRUGS, which is I beg to disagree. Here in Davao City, DRUG is prohibited. So, if you want to visit or transfer to Davao, DRUG TRAFFICKING is a SUICIDE!  

    There is always a positive outcome of it that is Davao as a region composed of 5 provinces: COMVAL, Davao Del Norte, Davao Del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao City and Davao Occidental. This means that having other cultural diversities here in Davao added by the mix taste of music and how great the foreign influences, our Filipino music is still indispensable. Regardless of what culture we have here in Davao when it comes to music we are ONE! 


    This year 2014, people prefer to dance and go Club Bar Hopping irrespective how much the entry fee they still love to come. Which means that DANCE MUSIC is very popular and its getting bigger than ever. It's so ubiquitous because you can see it everywhere and people know more of it. For example, the EDM or the ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC. Once you heard it played by the DJ's everyone will surely DANCE and JUMP for JOY and LAUGHTER, hearing their song being played initial reaction is to SING with it as well!

    CLUBBING plays a vital role in promoting and introducing new music to young people and also for the young at hearts, with the DJ who does not focus to play dub-step or house. They also play TRANCE or EDM, or a TECHNO, BASS, JUNGLE, HARDCORE and etc. Playing with different genres that their audiences will love and I think this is a really good thing.

    Adding here is the way we wear our clothes, CLUBBING hit FASHION Lifestyle. Fashion and music connect in ways one could not imagine. Because music affect our mood, the experience of having it and believing in it that MUSIC can make difference in the world as with our personal fashion lifestyle.

    Music gives color to the air of the moment. ~said by the Internationally famous designer Karl Lagerfeld      

    For better understanding on HOW CLUBBING CHANGED THE WORLD, here's a video documentary on the impact that EDM had on clubbing in the UK and the rest of the world by IDRIS ELBA an English television, theater and film actor.


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    Monday, July 07, 2014


    Have you ever tried to make a LOOM BAND BRACELETS? A rainbow rubber band bracelets which are very popular right now here in the Philippines.

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    I've tried once, but I'd give up because of my hectic schedule and also I suffer headache due to an eye problem.

    However, as I see it many are hooked on this kind of an artwork. I can see many loom bands in the market, but you don't know how safety it is for your children's. So as a mother and wanted to teach my kids to make one for themselves, I hover my mouse and search for a loom band that will give me satisfaction guaranteed safe.

    Then trying to search for the right loom band, I discovered this:


    RAINBOW LOOM was invented in 2011 by CHEONG CHOON NG of Novi, Michigan. A Malaysian immigrant of a Chinese descent. 

    When he was still working at Nissan Motor company in 2010, he conceived the idea of making a toy-loom for a rubber band crafting. His first TOY LOOM was called TWISTZ BANDZ, a wooden board that uses a pushpins and dental hooks. But when he heard that there is an elastic hair band on the market that is called Twist Band, his brother and niece came up the name RAINBOW LOOM.

    Rainbow Loom is a plastic pegboard measuring 2 inches(51mm)by 8 inches(200mm).  It is safe to use because its FREE from PHTHLATES, LEAD, CADMIUM, CHROMIUM, MERCURY and ARSENIC and it is approved by the US TOY SAFETY STANDARDS.


    If you want to make sure that you have an Authentic Rainbow Loom products, please purchase at their website online or at their authorized retailers. 

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    Love to look at the finished product, the bracelets are so amazing to put on.  The styles, the designs and colors with the tips and techniques will help elevate the skills and ideas of children in their ART WORK, and on how to make it will give you special bonding with your kids as well.

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    As of September 2013, Rainbow Loom had sold over 1.2 million units according to Ng. And it said to be the most search topic in GOOGLE and named as one of the three most popular toys in 2013 by CYBER MONDAY AWARDS.

    My youngest daughter, Chelsea.
    Wearing her loom bands given to her by a friend as a gift.

    So trending with the TWEENS and the TEENS and also with the young at heart.

    The multicolored rubber bands are not just for the hair but also for fashion used to create wonderful bracelets, rings, necklaces, hair ornaments, anklets, and other unique crafts that everyone would love to own, be an awesome gift or to start your own business and sell your homemade LOOM BANDS.

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    Thursday, June 26, 2014


    I travel quite a bit and I don't worry about travelling if I know I'm in good hands, especially if it is a BUDGET AIRLINE. Honestly, I've forever been a worrier and worry what will happen to us while on board, but since I traveled solo I have to make myself secure. 

    I always scoured the internet looking for a good deal and to have a best flight and good thing to know that Solaire Resort and Casino, the Philippines’ premier integrated resort, in partnership with Air Asia unveils a breakthrough branding project in the Philippines. Nice that Solaire again raises the bar as it wraps its brightly colored livery on Air Asia’s popular Airbus A320, which is scheduled to embark on its maiden flight this July.

    Air Asia known to be as the BUDGET AIRLINE in Asia and the BEST LOW-COST CARRIER today.

    I have been a budget traveler, as much as possible I am looking for a great discounts to SAVE MONEY and this merging of the two prestigious companies will surely boost Philippine economy and tourism industry!

    Solaire is the first-ever consumer brand in the country to fully wrap and brand a commercial airline, with an underlying thrust of further promoting tourism in the Philippines and in greater Asia.

    The dynamic collaboration between Solaire and Air Asia represents another step forward in an on-going journey towards providing modern travel and leisure experiences for its customers, with a fresh new approach to their target market.

    Solaire owner Enrique Razon Jr.
    and Air Asia Global CEO Tony Fernandes
    This partnership will facilitate more passenger and cargo traffic in both regional and domestic flights, and foster stronger trade, cultural and tourism ties within Asia.

    This milestone is a key undertaking between two passionate brands with entrepreneurial and dynamic mindsets. This unprecedented branding project in the Philippines may be taken as a "leadership statement," which attests to Solaire's strong growth momentum in the industry. Yes we are again raising the bar; this time we're taking it to the skies.” says Donato Almeda, Board Director of Solaire Resort and Casino.
    Currently, Solaire’s brand colors are donned by just one airplane, but nothing is stopping them from further rolling out this innovative wrap on additional aircrafts in the future with broader partnership arrangements.  The campaign will continue until 2016 and it is envisioned that this high-impact ad in the sky will generate more hype and publicity as the partnership progresses.

    “This aircraft-branding campaign is a strategic branding initiative which would allow us to literally take our brand to greater heights. We have created amazing moments for our customers since Solaire launched last year, and now we’re aiming to further connect with our local & foreign guests and travellers by reinforcing our brand presence in the country’s airports. Sky Solaire will enable us to get immediate traction on this effort and even take it to a level all its own.” says by Jasper Evangelista, Vice President of Brand & Marketing, Solaire Resort and Casino
    In-line with Solaire’s “Create Your Moments" campaign, which highlights Solaire as the perfect place to create unforgettable memories, this fitting partnership with AirAsia, one of Asia’s leading and multi-awarded airlines in their category, harmoniously evokes the key thrusts of customer service, hospitality, and excitement for both their industries.  This marketing initiative is also primed to open up new revenue streams for both the integrated resort and the airline carrier.
    AirAsia Philippines is a sociable and innovative brand. We also take pride on our collaborative nature. This new livery demonstrates our creative approach to partnerships and marketing opportunities especially with companies that support our vision to grow tourism. We are thrilled to carry Solaire’s brand in the sky and on the grounds at the airports here and abroad extending to as far as our destinations in Malaysia, China and Korea.” imply by the AirAsia Philippines Chairman Maan Hontiveros

    The Solaire experience is stamped with an unparalleled brand of service style, world-renowned Philippine hospitality, top-of-class luxurious accommodations, diverse dining options and impressive gaming facilities, which have all contributed to the way people people view resort casinos in Manila. Many have opted to extend their stay at the resort, to have simply grown to embrace the aspirational and stress-free lifestyle offered to them at Solaire. Solaire Resort and Casino clearly offers the utmost experience of comfort, elegance and luxury in the Philippines right now.

    Solaire Resort & Casino, the primary property of Bloomberry Resorts Corporation, is a USD $1.2 Billion integrated destination resort on an 8.3-hectare site in Manila, Philippines opened March 2013. Solaire, a luxury destination casino resort, is the first property to open in the Entertainment City, a government sponsored (Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation) economic development zone.
    Solaire’s Phase 1 features 500 luxurious rooms, suites and bayside villas, 18,500 square meters of gaming space, a wide range of award-winning dining experience and signature restaurants, sophisticated bars and lounges, and an ample multi-level car park. The property has additional 258,721 square meter expansion project under development which is expected to open 3rd quarter of 2014. For more information and reservations, please contact a travel professional or access the website at

    Indeed a PERFECT FLIGHT to have with SOLAIRE and AIR ASIA! For sure, this will be a journey full of FUN! 

    Create a one trip for a year and choose SOLAIRE-AIR ASIA, it's intended to be a relaxing flight. Book your flight now this July as quickly as possible! And don't forget to visit SOLAIRE Resort and Casino for more fun and excitement treat for you and for your family.


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