All about the Philippines under the sun, which is new, hot, and different.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Bench

Bench is an outfit brand established in the Philippines founded in 1987. A custom brand that bids incentive quality products at low-cost prices. Bench opened up as a small store selling men's clothing.
bench clothing
The company has now grown to include a ladies' line, underwear, fragrances, house wares, snacks and other lifestyle products. The company's increase can be accredited to their use of celebrity endorsers, television commercials and giant billboards along the busy streets of the metro.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

One Peso Coin-New Generation

In commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Philippines's national hero Jose Rizal, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas minted one peso coin to start  "New Generation" coins currency series.
Last year, the new design paper bills started in circulations, which were unexpectedly to contain various significant in their description of Philippine geography and wildlife. However, the new  grayish, nickel-plated one peso coin has nothing to be different other than facing side to be front.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Longest line of coins-Guinness World Records

Organized by Kabayanihan Foundation, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Employees Association and BSP Officers Club. Aims to break the title of U.S. on the Guinness World Record as the " Longest line of coins."
This project is entitled as "Barya ng mga Bayani (Coins of Heroes), the Power of Small Change."
On November 30,2011, Andres Bonifacio Day. They created a 73.02 km line of 25-centavo coins in the open area facing the Quirino Grandstand in Manila.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Makati Shangri-La Manila

Relax in a room with toiletries Design in Makati Shangri-la Hotel, Manila! In this luxury hotel in Makati  in the Central Business District, near a metro station, you will find amenities such as an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi .
Makati Shangri-la Hotel, Manila is near the following landmarks: Ayala Museum, Makati Stock Exchange and World Trade Center Manila. Baywalk and Ayala Center are also nearby. Services include a health club, and a ballroom.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Casa Leticia

Low-priced business trips and holiday getaways in Davao City, Philippines are now within reach with Casa Leticia Boutique Hotel's Early Booking and Weekend Promos. These special deals are available throughout the year.
Staying true to its aim of providing a place where guests matter most, Casa Leticia Boutique Hotel in Davao City, Philippines rolls out two special deals that run year-round. With the hotel's Best Online Rates and Weekend Promo deals, travelers can now attend to their business affairs or enjoy their dream holiday in the country's “Most Livable City” without spending much.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Sur Beach Resort

Sur Beach Resort allows you to live through the peaceful side of vibrant Boracay. It has airy open spaces,  thoughtfully-furnished rooms, friendly service and a premium location in Boracay's Station One area, on the finest stretch of the island's white beach.
Sur Beach Resort boracay
For those who missed the calm of the Boracay of two decades ago, Sur visualizes a return to the Boracay vacation that’s peaceful and gentle. And for those who visit the island for intense beach adventures and exciting nightlife, Sur offers a restful place to recharge.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Noynoy at YouTube's World View Series

This coming November 04, 2011, Friday at 1 PM.  President Noynoy Aquino will be streamed live on Youtube in partnership with ANC, the ABS-CBN's News Channel.
Philippine President Noynoy will be the first in Asia after the President Barack Obama of United States, Prime Minister David Cameron of United Kingdom and Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero of Spain.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Never Ending Unlimited Story

In this day and age, that everything becomes expensive from basic necessities to desires.  We tend to spend our money worth every single centavo or even more than what we pay for. For this mentality, UNLIMITED Products and Services are being offered in the market.
It all started in UNLIMITED CALL AND TEXT introduced by Sun Cellular. It became an ultimate charm to consumers who pay a lot for their monthly bills. However, due to not so good reception in their initial launch, SUN customers opted not to give up of their current Sim from other networks in which later opened an opportunity for other phone manufacturers to produce Dual Sim Cell phones.  To compete, other networks also offered this service, and eventually they came out of new service called, Unlimited Text to all Networks. Until now, SUN remains on lead with regards to unlimited services.

Petit Monde

Petit Monde means “small world” in France. However, after 21 years, the clothing brand has surely gone big and also had designed clothes, which develop and grow with the teen market by serving out clothes for young adults and yuppies who are in the know about fashion and want to stay adorably stylish while comfy.
Nevertheless, Petit Monde is not just about jeans and shirts; its collection has already expanded to provide the latest and trendiest shoes, bags, fragrances and accessories.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

No Other Woman - Now On Its 3rd Week

The film "No Other Woman" has been declared as the highest grossing Filipino film of all time.This gross of Php210 million in just two weeks and still showing on its 3rd week. The TV and Movie Director, Ruel Bayani is the main man of this film. Some of his famous creations are: Mula sa Puso; Tayong Dalawa; Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin and recently launched, Budoy.
Although this film received an PG-13 rating by MTRCB it was graded an "A" by the Cinema Evaluation Board of the Philippines because of moral lessons that can be grasped by audience.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Ultimate Food Blogger Philippines 2011

Become the Sooo Pinoy Ultimate Food Blogger by showing the passion for the advocacy and promoting it in a creative way. All entries should be submitted on or before October 24,2011.
The Winner will dine in over 101 restaurants and all expense-paid travel to 10 Philippine destination.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pera sa Kweba! Puerto Princesa Underground River

Puerto Princesa Underground River is the official nominee of the Philippines to the new 7 Wonders Of Nature.
Show your support by voting through SMS. Text PPUR then send to 2861.  Pera sa Kweba! Puerto Princesa Underground River SMS Promo.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Shamcey Supsup - Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up

Shamcey Gurrea Supsup crowned as the 3rd Runner-Up at Miss Universe 2011 pageants held in São Paulo, Brazil. Once again, Filipina Beauty got to the top.
Behind the concluding Miss Universe, The fourth runner-up Ms. Zilin Luo from China,  first runner-up Ms. Olesya Stefanko from Ukraine, second runner-up Ms. Priscila Machado from Brazil, and title holder Ms. Leila Lopes from Angola.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Astoria Boracay

A new & chic resort located in Boracay Island Station 1. It has 39 brand new rooms which include air conditioning, LCD TV with cable, telephones, hot & cold shower, refrigerator, in-room safe, coffee & tea service, bathroom amenities & slippers.
Astoria Boracay resort
There is an Al fresco coffee shop featuring freestyle fusion cuisine prepared by its seasoned chefs. There is a 22-meter long swimming pool and a separate kiddie pool.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Largest Crocodile - "Lolong"

 In three weeks or twenty-one days of hunting, They captured one of the largest crocodiles in marshes of Agusan del Sur province, Philippines.
Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center announced last Monday the huge 21-ft. saltwater crocodile, weighing 600-pounds. Guinness World Records lists the Australia world-record holder at 17 feet and 11.75 inches. Saltwater crocodiles can live for more than 100 years and grow up to 23 feet.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tanduay Rhum Rock Fest year 5

Rock On Pilipinas! Tanduay Rhum Rock Fest year 5 this coming October 14, 2011 at the SM Mall ofAsia Concert Grounds.
Rock on with the Best of the Best Band in Town. Like Wolfgang, Sanwich, Chicosci, Kamikazee, Parokya ni Edgar, P.O.T., Hungry Young Poets, Rico Blanco, Paco of Introvoys, Sampaguita, Razorback, Color it Red, Urbandud, EBE Dancel, Grin Department, Franco, Siakol, GLOC 9,The Dawn, Hilera, Typecast, Updharmadown, The Youth, Moonstar 88, Tropical Depression.. and more surprise performances!

Monday, July 25, 2011

One Liter of Light - Illac Diaz

After the successful campaign for school made from bottles, My Shelter Foundation established by Illac Diaz once again the community on how to saved electricity.

The Solar Bottle Bulb started from the students of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bale Mi Resort

The home of an amazing Boracay adventure, Bale Mi Resort in Boracay Island, Philippines launches two new promos for this year.
Boracay Island, Philippines – A tropical vacation packed with new experiences awaits travelers at Bale Mi Resort in Boracay Island, Philippines. Located close to Bulabog Beach, the sandy strip frequented by water sports enthusiasts, it is the perfect place for those who wish to go beyond the serene beaches of the famous paradise. This year, an adrenaline-filled beach holiday in this resort is about to get even better and more budget-friendly.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cinemalaya 2011

9 films will compete in the New Breed full length feature category and 10 in the Short feature category, while 4 in the Directors Showcase.
Cinemalaya will run at two major venues, Cultural Center of the Philippines and Greenbelt Cinemas from July 16 to July 24. Do Visit www.sureseats.com for purchase and reserve tickets in advance on the 7th Cinemalaya at Greenbelt 3 Cinemas in Makati. Please do support our indie local films.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Philippines AirAsia

AirAsia Philippines is a low cost airline based in the Philippines. AirAsia Philippines will have its main base at Clark International Airport in Angeles City, Pampanga. The airline is the Philippine subsidiary of AirAsia, an airline based in Malaysia.
The airline is the result of collaboration between Filipino investors and AirAsia International Ltd, a subsidiary of AirAsia Inc. The collaboration was adopted on December 7, 2010 by the Office of Investment, a government agency responsible for approving large monetary investments.

Maldita

Maldita is a one hundred percent Filipino held corporation occupied in clothing style retail industry with more than 50 stores all over the Philippines and e-commerce ready.
maldita clothing
Items are quality in terms of both material and design; sizes are real women sizes that malditas of any shape and size is sure to walk out with a purchase.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Kapurpurawan Rock Formation-Ilocos Norte

Kapurpurawan Rock Formation is another attraction in Ilocos Norte. 
The word "kapurpurawan" means "Kaputi putian" or whiteness in Ilokano. The place was named as such due to the distinctive grand white lime stone formations within the area.

West Philippine Sea - Spratly islands

Spratly islands are claimed by Malaysia, Taiwan, Brunei, VietNam, the Philippines and China by part or wholly.
As the AFP deputy chief of staff for civil military operations, Commodore Miguel Jose Rodriguez said on Media that "Viet Nam calls it their East Sea and China call it their South Sea. We in the Philippines should call it West Philippine Sea.
The islands are believed to be atop massive oil and gas deposits.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

World’s Shortest Man-Junrey Balawing

On his 18th birthday last June 12 2011 in Sindangan in the Southern Philippines, A man who stands less than 60 centimeters or around two feet tall was declared the world’s shortest man by Guinness World Records.

Panglao Island Sunset

The beautiful island of Panglao is a small island in the Philippines, of only eighty square kilometers, which is connected to Bohol by two causeways. Little more will have to make goldfish swim between turquoise and emerald waters or lie in a hammock by the sun toasting left sipping a pina colada. This island is a popular tourist destination and one of the main tourist destinations in the Philippines.
Panglao is a Philippine Island in the southwest of the province of Bohol. It is characterized by two bridges with the city Tagbilaran connected. The island has an area of 99.25 km ² and 62,000 inhabitants (2007). It is in the communities Dauis (northeast) and Panglao divided (southwest).

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Dr. Jose Rizal 150th Birth Anniversary

President Benigno S. Aquino III unveils the Rizal@150 logos at rites held for the 114th Death Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal last December 30, 2010.

PNOY or President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III declares June 20, 2011 as a non-working holiday throughout the Philippines in celebration of the 150th birthday of Dr. Jose Rizal via Proclamation No. 154. Usually Rizal Day is celebrated every 30th of December when he was executed at Bagumbayan Field, which today known as Luneta.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Lucban Pahiyas Festival

It is celebrated every 15th of May to give gratitude to San Isidro Labrador for the urban area plentiful harvest with a majestic display of colorful rice wafers or kiping,  fruits, vegetables, and handicrafts decorating every residence in the town.
 It is also believed that feasting would ensure another generous harvest ahead.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Alta Vista de Boracay

Alta Vista de Boracay is located on Boracay Island, a leading tourist paradise in the Philippines and home to one of the world's most beautiful beaches.
Alta Vista de Boracay resort
The locale is also known for its pulsating nightlife, with karaoke and open-air bars, restaurants, clubs, and endless parties that will make you stay and enjoy indulgently.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Vigan City-Ilocos Sur

It is a World Heritage Site in the Philippines, because of the few Hispanic towns left.

Walking around its furbished up stone streets and entering its antiquated houses, is like traveling back to the old Spanish colonial days.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Toughest Place to be a Driver - Manila

A documentary film about a London Bus Driver which travels to Manila in the Philippines to experience what it is like to be alive and labor as a Jeepney driver in Manila.
Challenge on the Killer Highway.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Manny Pacquiao on iTunes - Sometimes When We Touch

The country's Politician, Actor, Singer and world's best pound for pound boxer now has its international Single release.

Before the upcoming World Welterweight Championship match with american pound per pound boxer "Sugar" Shane Mosley.

Manny "Pacman" Paquiao is set to release on April 28 his first international single title "Sometimes Whe We Touch" as greatest hits by Balladeer Dan Hill.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

St. Paul Cathedral-Vigan Ilocos Sur

Built in 1641. This church became a cathedral when the seat of the diocese of  Nueva Segovia was transferred from Lal-Lo, Cabayan, to Vigan in 1758.  Occupied by the revolutionists under Col. Juan Villamor, in 1896. And by the American Forces under Lt. Col. James Parker, in 1899. 
Vigan Church
A chapel of wood and thatch erected on this site, in 1574, by order of Juan de Salcedo, The conquistador and founder of Villa Fernandina, After which Vigan was first called was damage by an earthquake in 1619 and 1627, and by fire, in 1739.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Boardwalk

Boardwalk is the finest attire trademark for fundamentals, casual and everyday dress clothing. It’s the only clothing website which had a feature rich mobile version.
Boardwalk clothing
The corporation conveys an expansive collection of affordable and shift fashion pieces that are truly stylish and world-class.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Abuan River Isabela

 The Philippines next white-water rafting destination after the Cagayan River. 
 The grand Abuan River, located at Iligan Isabela. Asylums in the flourishing forests of Northern Sierra Madre National Park.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Tomato

Tomato is around having fun with a trend the latest clothing trends in their own unique way. And one of the finest competencies is the wide and in-season selection that is always in store. They publish new ranges every week, so customers can have fun mixing trends and styles every time they visit their store.
Tomato clothing
Tomato represents low-priced fashion, comfort that is very stylish, sexy, fashionable, young and global. Tomato apparel and lifestyle products are a positive minute on a trend with what's in and what's hot in Asia, Europe and the US.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hotel Soffia Boracay

Hotel Soffia Boracay is located in Sitio Hagdan, Brgy. Yapak, Boracay Island perfectly in a quiet and gentle slope just off the main road.
Hotel Soffia Boracay
It offers the best of both worlds in Boracay; easy access to the finest beach in the world by day and safe retreat to the calm comfort of a hilltop enclave by night. With breathtaking views, cool and breezy wind, comfortable accommodations and the pampering attention of warm, friendly staff, Hotel Soffia offers the perfect vacation.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Zoobic Safari-Subic Forest Adventure Park

Ever imagine a Tiger in front of you, roaring and scratches its claws against you.
Experience the thrill with up close and exclusive on conventional zoo, Zoobic Safari is the only Tiger Safari in the Philippines.  A 25-hectare amusement park placed at the Subic Freeport Zone, Subic, Zambales.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Human Dominican Cross-UST 400th year

  Last March 9, 2011 at the University Santo Tomas football field, Manila, Philippines.  Attempts to be included in the Guinness Book of World Records. In the Celebration of its Quadricentennial years of Competence, Compassion and Commitment.
 About twenty four thousands peoples, compose of administrators, faculty members, employees and students will gather at 4:00 p.m. to form a black-and-white Dominican cross at the parade grounds facing the chapel and the grandstand. 

Monday, March 7, 2011

World Wide Fund Philippines-The World Is Just Awesome

WWFPhilippines together with National Ambassadors Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez and Hamilo Coast by SM Land created a Philipines version of Discovery Channel's station ID, "The World is Just Awesome"

Philippines version - The World Is Just Awesome

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

24 Hour Film Race Champion 2010

A Filipino Filmmaker named Paolo Dy proved that a valuable movie can be produced in just one day.
The two-minutes film is about a young Pinoy, who’s striving to make it in New York, and the way he tries to hearten his parents back home that he’s doing fine in the big city.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Filipino Flash-Nonito Donaire Jr.-Bantam Weight Champion

The Filipino Flash, Nonito Donaire Jr. proved himself persistent after bringing down Mexican opponent Ferdinand Montiel on a WBO and WBC Bantam Weight Championship Match at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, Saturday night while, Sunday morning in Manila.
Nonito won in 2nd round at 0:57 seconds left.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Azkals Philippine National Football Team

Azkals means from the tagalog word Asong kalye, reminds us a stray pinoy breed dog. A mixed breed that is street-smart than purebreds.
Pnoy meets Azkals
Where almost members of the team azkals are a cross breed. Whatever it may be, at least the blood is still within. And, Because of the talented half Pinoy football player, The history of Football in the Philippines has made a remarkable change.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Bantay Bell Tower-Ilocos Sur

 St. Augustine Church or Bantay Parish is the Queen of Ilocandia and takes care of as the Sanctuary of Nuestra Senora de La Caridad.
Ilocos Sur Bantay
Bell Tower was used as a watch tower during the Spanish colonial period. "Bantay" is an Ilocano word for both "guard" and "mountain."

Saturday, February 5, 2011

First Educational Interactive Electronic Storybook-Philippines

Kids enjoy experiencing things with all their senses.
Interactive Storybook
They don't just listen to a story. They wanted to participate in it too. And because it is fun, the student will be interested in reading for a longer period of time.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

First Filipina World SuperModel

Last Year, A Filipina won on a world's most prestigious modeling agency knew as Ford Models. It is mainly recognized in the history of modeling, and has a representative of more than 2500 models globally.
filipina world supermodel 2010She is Danica Flores Magpantay, Philippines first ever "World SuperModel", The daughter of Lala Flores, also a super model in 1994 as Asia’s Most Glamorous Model.

Friday, January 28, 2011

First Maid Cafe Philippines

The cosplay restaurant culture in japan now invades the Philippines. It started in Akihabara, Japan last 2001. Just Recently, Cosplay Cafe in the Philippines can be found only in anime cosplay conventions, such as Ozine fest and otaku expo like convention.
Maid Cafe PhilippinesMeiDolls Cafe is located at 2nd floor of Saunterfield, Km.20 Ortigas Avenue Extension, Cainta, Rizal. The Maid cafe or Meido Cafe becomes operational last january 15, 2011.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel

Arranged in the heart of Boracay Island’s famous White Beach, it brags of 52 rooms and suites, offering a modern Filipino design that charms the essence of luxurious living in a tropical island setting.
Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel
Carefully crafted in-house dining experiences and relaxing spa treatments await to complete your island getaway.  It was a wonderfull experience, the hotel has a beautiful front location at the edge of the white sand beach of Boracay.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Bottle Schools-First in Asia

As popularized by San Diego hugitforward, who build a school out of trash bottles called "bottle schools" worldwide.
A multi awarded Pinoy, Illac Diaz. The son of visual artist Ramon who is brother of Philippines first Miss Universe Gloria Diaz.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Quiapo-Feast of the Black Nazarene

Every 9th of January, Quiapo in the city of Manila celebrates the feast of the black Nazarene.

The replica statue gained more than a thousand devotees from different parts of the philippines because of its miracles.
Black Nazarene FeastWay back in the 1607, when the statue was brought to the Philippines by the Augustinian Recollect Missionaries from Acapulco, Mexico.