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March 31, 2013

Queen of Disco, “GLORIA GAYNOR: I Will Survive” on April 5 & 6 here in the Philippines

Queen of Disco, Gloria Gaynor visits the Philippines this April!
Gloria Gaynor, American singer and the Queen of disco and soul, is delighted to visit her Filipino fans as ATG Entertainment Productions presents “GLORIA GAYNOR: I Will Survive” on April 5, 2013 at the NBC Tent, Global City Taguig and on April 6, 2013 at the AUF Sports and Cultural, McArthur Highway, Angeles City. 

Popularly known as an icon of the disco era, Gaynor will surely be treating you with some of her most recognized international successes. Known for her Broadway-style overture of her hits including her disco hit “I Will Survive” in 1979, “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” and “I Am What I Am” will surely complete a grand production befitting for a Queen of Disco. 

Gaynor released her several albums under the titles "I Will Survive" (Hot 100 number 1, 1979), "Never Can Say Goodbye" (Hot 100 number 9, 1974), "Let Me Know (I Have a Right)" (Hot 100 number 42, 1980) and "I Am What I Am" (R&B number 82, 1983). Gaynor has become one of the best-known female disco artists from the '70s due to the ongoing success of her monster 1979 hit and Grammy winning (and subsequent "woman's anthem"), "I Will Survive.” 

The aforementioned hit song remains popular in dance clubs and has appeared on countless movie soundtracks and dance/disco compilations. According to Wikipedia, after almost 30 years of its release, Gaynor continues to ride the success of "I Will Survive", touring the world over and performing her signature song on dozens of TV shows. Said Gaynor of her biggest hit in a 2012 interview "It feels great to have such a song like that because I get kids five and six years old telling me they like the song, and then people seventy-five and eighty. It's quite an honor."

In signature Gaynor fashion, expect a night with variety of sounds-- encompassing upbeat dance-pop and classic-sounding soul-- bringing you to the dancefloor and letting you swing to iconic beats. “GLORIA GAYNOR: I Will Survive” is on April 5, 2013 at the NBC Tent, Global City Taguig and April 6, 2013 at the AUF Sports and Cultural, McArthur Highway, Angeles City presented by ATG Entertainment Productions. 

Ticket Prices:
NBC Tent Concert
VIP – P6,890
Gold – P5,830
Silver – P4,770
Bronze – P3,710 

Angeles Concert
VIP – P4,240
Gold – P3,710
Silver – P3,180
Bronze – P2,650




Celebrate Christ's Resurrection on Easter Sunday


Easter Sunday is one of the most festive events among Christians worldwide. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from death, as written in the Christian bible.

We know about Lenten Season, Holy Week, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday and more.

"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures." - 1 Corinthians 15:3

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” - John 3:16

I  also always read and learn the meaning of the words as "Easter Sunday." Just want to share I read from  GotQuestions.org Home

The origins of Easter are rooted in European traditions. The name Easter comes from a pagan figure called Eastre (or Eostre) who was celebrated as the goddess of spring by the Saxons of Northern Europe. A festival called Eastre was held during the spring equinox by these people to honor her. The goddess Eastre’s earthly symbol was the rabbit, which was also known as a symbol of fertility. Originally, there were some very pagan (and sometimes utterly evil) practices that went along with the celebration. Today, Easter is almost a completely commercialized holiday, with all the focus on Easter eggs and the Easter bunny being remnants of the goddess worship.

There is a lot of confusion regarding what Easter Sunday is all about. For some, Easter Sunday is about the Easter Bunny, colorfully decorated Easter eggs, and Easter egg hunts. Most people understand that Easter Sunday has something to do with the resurrection of Jesus, but are confused as to how the resurrection is related to the Easter eggs and the Easter bunny.

Biblically speaking, there is absolutely no connection between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the common modern traditions related to Easter Sunday. As a background, please read our article on the origins of Easter. Essentially, what occurred is that in order to make Christianity more attractive to non-Christians, the ancient Roman Catholic Church mixed the celebration of Jesus' resurrection with celebrations that involved spring fertility rituals. These spring fertility rituals are the source of the egg and bunny traditions.

The Bible makes it clear that Jesus was resurrected on the first day of the week, Sunday (Matthew 28:1;Mark 16:2,9;Luke 24:1;John 20:1,19). Jesus' resurrection is most worthy of being celebrated (see 1 Corinthians 15). While it is appropriate for Jesus' resurrection to be celebrated on a Sunday, the day on which Jesus' resurrection is celebrated should not be referred to as Easter. Easter has nothing to do with Jesus' resurrection on a Sunday.
As a result, many Christians feel strongly that the day on which we celebrate Jesus' resurrection should not be referred to as "Easter Sunday." Rather, something like "Resurrection Sunday" would be far more appropriate and biblical. For the Christian, it is unthinkable that we would allow the silliness of Easter eggs and the Easter bunny to be the focus of the day instead of Jesus' resurrection.

By all means, celebrate Christ's resurrection on Easter Sunday. Christ's resurrection is something that should be celebrated every day, not just once a year. At the same time, if we choose to celebrate Easter Sunday, we should not allow the fun and games to distract our attention from what the day should truly be all about—the fact that Jesus was resurrected from the dead, and that His resurrection demonstrates that we can indeed be promised an eternal home in Heaven by receiving Jesus as our Savior.

Happy Easter Everyone! 




March 30, 2013

Discovering The Puzzle Mansion in Tagaytay City

Tagaytay City is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations because of outstanding scenery and cooler climate provided by its high altitude. It has a lot more to offer to local and foreign tourists.
Spending your weekend or holiday in Tagaytay with family, love ones, friends and colleagues, you're sure to have fun, find a peaceful and relaxing haven away from the rush of the big city.

The Puzzle Mansion is highly recommended as one of the places to see in Tagaytay.

This is a great area for everyone to enjoy. Nestled between hills of grass, trees and wild flowers, Puzzle Mansion is the home of Gina Gil-Lacuna, the recipient of the award, Guinness Book of World Records title “Largest Collection of Jigsaw Puzzle of Any Shape and Form.”
As the main attraction of the mansion is the mueum filled with many great and beautiful puzzles. She has now a total of 1,028 puzzles in different sizes, colors, themes and dimensions , she also has 3D and 4D puzzles. There are wood, cardboard or plastic, flat, and spherical. They are in various genres ranging from people, places, nature scenes, historical events, famous buildings and tourist spots, religious figures, fictional, animals and well known celebrities and cartoon characters. Even corporate ads and reproductions of famous paintings by famous arts masters like Van Gogh, Michaelangelo and Da Vinci.
A retired businesswoman, Ms. Gina is so passionate about puzzles. She shared with us some insights on her collections and some of the paintings and memorabilia.

"It was just a hobby at first. It takes away my stress," she said. “I started collecting and solving jigsaw puzzles at age 35 and has been pursuing my hobby for 26 years now.”

“I started doing puzzles when I got to Hong Kong and solved a 5000-piece Disney set for my son, Gino. “Every puzzle I learn, and while I travel I search new puzzles to piece together,” she added.

Thanks Ms. Gina Gil Lacuna for being so kind and accommodated us last Saturday March 23. We really enjoyed our visit. She’s so bubbly as we have great nice conversation. She want to make her visitors enjoy not only the puzzles in the gallery but the scenery and feel their second home.

Congratulations Ms. Gina and more puzzles to come.

Aside from Ms. Gina's jigsaw puzzle collection museum, the Puzzle Mansion also has the 11-room bed and breakfast amenities such as a swimming pool, a 400-square-meter function room and a 24-hour café.

Puzzle Mansion is located at Purok 4, Cuadra St., Barangay Asisan, Tagaytay City, Philippines. 

A nominal entrance fee of P100 for a guided tour of the museum. For inquiries or reservations, call (02) 661-0019 or 0905-2250229 or send an e-mail to puzzlemansion@gmail.com or visit www.thepuzzlemansion.com.

March 28, 2013

A slice of paradise! Aquaria leisure resort spells summer fun in Calatagan

A summer adventure I enjoyed last week in Plaiya Calatagan, Batangas. Discovering Aquaria Beach Resort has been an extra-ordinary fun and memorable experience! The mere remoteness promotes a feeling of calmness and peacefulness inside me that is I always want to have. Aquaria a very nice resort for family and friends to unwind and relax, and to enjoy summer.
I'm so happy to be invited by Landco to experience Aquaria resort lifestyle. Me, with my friends and selected guests looked around the white beach, the sands and clean aquamarine water, none of us could stop saying that it was the most beautiful place we had ever seen, a paradise.

The resort, the waves and the boat accommodations were soulful. The resort is the key that will open the door even to this unique surfing experience we had.


Aquaria is the new leisure resort development by Landco. Aquaria is a 1.2- hectare world-class leisure property designed for families and friends to enjoy an exciting holiday.

A world-class lifestyle resort, Aquaria is a white beach and resort amenities that is just two and a half to three hours away from Metro Manila—a perfect alternative to going to Boracay and other far away beach destinations.

We arrived at the Aquaria before lunch time.  As much as all the guests couldn’t wait to try out the water park and the white beach, we first opted to enjoy the morning snacks and especially lunch, which consisted of the perfect summer seaside fare: lobsters, prawns, squid, chicken legs, beef kebab, and pork belly—all ready for delicious grilling.

Summer thirst quenchers were readily available, including Aquaria’s signature lemon grass tea, plus freshly-squeezed fruit juices, and liquor from the bar, which is right beside the Sands restaurant near the beach front.

After getting rested and fed, guests gamely participated in the different activities for the day:  games of soccer, volleyball and Frisbee, as well as water sports like kayaking and wind surfing. Some went boating and jet skiing, while others took a tutorial on stand- up paddle (SUP) boards.

The highlight is the three-storey giant pool slide—Aquaria’s central and distinctive feature at the water park. Other amenities include a welcome center, a kiddie pool, cove pools, cabanas, a sunken pool bar, a food and beverage area, and separate shower and locker facilities for men and women. There are sun loungers equipped with huge umbrellas, as well as hammocks, for those who wish to enjoy the sea breezes and beach views.  

Aquaria is part of Landco’s 12-hectare Playa Calatagan Leisure Tourism Estate, which houses its various innovative resort lifestyle concepts. All of these are meant to cater to local and foreign tourists, families, and corporate guests.
Aquaria is part of a series of projects meant to fulfill Landco’s goal of turning Playa Calatagan and the rest of Calatagan into a premier tourism and lifestyle destination in the Philippines.

Soon, Landco will be putting up a world-class seaside condominium near Aquaria, just a few steps away from the beach.

Aquaria welcomes guests at P400 per head for adults and P200 per head for children, which is already an all-day access. Those who want to avail of cabanas can do so at rates of P1, 000 for the smaller ones, and P1,500 for the bigger ones (good for ten people) for the whole day.

For reservations and more information about Aquaria, call Landco Pacific Corp. at 836-5000. Landco is the developer behind other leisure resort destinations include Peninsula de Punta Fuego, Leisure Farms, Hacienda Escudero and the Playa Series—Playa Calatagan, Play Laiya in Batangas and Playa Azalea in Samal Island, Davao.

Landco Pacific Corporation is the developer of high-end leisure communities, resort-inspired condominiums and luxury home communities. For more than 20 years, the company has made its mark in Philippine real estate, and is widely acknowledged as one of the leading leisure developers.

From Manila, three hours for travel distance, boats, land resorts, type of surf, accommodations, food,  and endless ravings is so memorable. Everyone enjoyed Aquaria’s amenities and features. It is worth the travel time.

This is a trip of a lifetime and we are going to do it again, and again and again.

Artist's perspective of Aquaria

Enjoy wonderful world of Aquaria. See more photos, kindly click here.

March 27, 2013

Refresh Boracay! Tropicana Coco Quench kicks off summer in Boracay

Mark this day! March 30 marks the Green Saturday event, with Yoga wellness morning!

And Green is definitely the color of summer, as Tropicana Coco Quench, the first locally produced coconut water in a Tetra Pak packaging, ushers in the summer season at TripAdvisor’s 2013 Best Asian Beach, Boracay.
Right at the glistening white and powdery shores of the island, Tropicana Coco Quench will be holding several activities that will take off on March 27 through the 31st. Selling and redemption booths are scattered along the three stations, and with a strong push for recycling products, Tropicana Coco Quench will give out essential summer items in exchange for empty Tetra Pak packages.

Green Saturday event, will start with Yoga wellness morning with renowned instructor, Louise Lee. There will be a sunset happy hour with overflowing coconut water, and a chill out party to cap off the night, all happening at the beachfront of Obama Grill.

Just as nature intended, Tropicana Coco Quench is a convenient way to enjoy coconut water, with no added flavors, low in sugar, and fewer calories, as compared to other drinks.

Its Tetra Pak packaging locks in the freshness and benefits found in a real coconut fruit, and improves the shelf life for up to 8 months.

March 26, 2013

Cost-Efficient and Durable Fujidenzo's Upright Chiller

Life nowadays is getting harder and harder specially those in the middle-class, those people earning less. The high cost of living and the basic needs, food, shelter and clothes. What makes it more hard for every household is the high cost of electricity and other utilities.

We always try to find ways to lower our expenses specifically on our monthy eletricity bills without sacrificing the quality of appliances we use at home.

Fujidenzo home and commercial appliances combine style and performance to meet the high demands of fast-paced living. Fujidenzo appliances are designed to give quality performance at the most consumer-friendly prices. With Fujidenzo, you get the latest features and technologies all within the budget of the average Filipino household.

Fujidenzo's innovative range of home and commercial appliances includes refrigerators, beverage coolers, freezers, microwave ovens,washers.

Fujidenzo's latest Upright Chiller can be used as a beverage chiller for juices, soft drinks, beers and others. As a separate place to store vegetables, Upright Chiller will keep out food fresh.  If vegetables are  stored in the refrigerator, sometimes the odors of the other food affect the taste and smell of vegetables.

Stylish, cost-efficient and durable, these world class Fujidenzo brands of appliances have passed international safety standards. A high level of quality control in the manufacturing process is also constantly ensured.

Fujidenzo has 100 service centers nationwide. It has 2 years warranty on parts and 5 years warranty on compressor.

Here are available Fujidenzo Upright Chillers in the following models and capacities.

SUD-220A

SUD-220A
Php 59,950.00
22 cu.ft. Two door Showcase upright or beverage cooler

22.0 cu.ft. Upright Showcase Chiller
7-level Electronic Temperature Control
LCD Temperature Display
Clean Back Design
Double Glass Door
Fan-cooled System
Internal Lamp
Lighted Panel
Drain Pan
6 Adjustable Coated Wire Shelves
Elegant Handle Design
Roller Feet with Locking Mechanism
210W Input Power
SUP-140 AQC
SUP-140 AQC
Php 39,950.00
14 cu.ft. Showcase upright Premium

14 cu.ft.
Super Quick Chill Cooling System
Turbo Fan
Zero Water Drip System
Heated Double Glass Door
7-level Temperature Control
Clean Back
Heavy Duty Design
Internal SIde Lamp
Lighted Top Panel
Galvanized Inner Lining
4 Adjustable Heavy Duty Wire Shelves
Recessed Handle
Adjustable Levelling Feet
Provision for Lock
486W Input Power
SU-110A
SU-110A
Php 22,950.00
11 cu.ft. Showcase upright or beverage cooler

7-level Temperature Control
Clean Back Design
Double Glass Door
Fan-cooled System
Internal Lamp
Lighted Panel
Aluminum Inner Lining
3 Adjustable Coated Wire Shelves
Recessed Handle
Key Lock
Adjustable Levelling Feet
167W Input Power
SU-90A
SU-90A
Php 19,950.00
9.0 cu.ft. Showcase upright or beverage cooler

7-level Temperature Control
Clean Back Design
Double Glass Door
Fan-cooled System
Internal Lamp
Lighted Panel
Aluminum Inner Lining
3 Adjustable Coated Wire Shelves
Recessed Handle
Key Lock
Adjustable Levelling Feet
167W Input Power
SU-40A
SU-40A
Php 14,500.00
4.0 cu.ft. Showcase upright or beverage cooler

7-level Temperature Control
Clean Back Design
Double Glass Door
Clear Vegetable Drawer
3 Adjustable Coated Wire Shelves
Recessed Handle
Front Levelling Feet & Rear Roller Feet
135W Input Power
SU-30A
SU-30A
Php 13,500.00
3.0 cu.ft. Showcase upright or beverage cooler
7-level Temperature Control
Clean Back Design
Double Glass Door
3 Adjustable Coated Wire Shelves
Recessed Handle
Front Levelling Feet & Rear Roller Feet
135W Input Power
SUP-140 AQC


SUP-140 AQC
Php 39,950.00
14 cu.ft. Showcase upright Premium

14 cu.ft.
Super Quick Chill Cooling System
Turbo Fan
Zero Water Drip System
Heated Double Glass Door
7-level Temperature Control
Clean Back
Heavy Duty Design
Internal SIde Lamp
Lighted Top Panel
Galvanized Inner Lining
4 Adjustable Heavy Duty Wire Shelves
Recessed Handle
Adjustable Levelling Feet
Provision for Lock
486W Input Power











Fujidenzo Appliances are distributed by Exellence Appliance Technologies (EXATECH)

 For more information and updates visit Exatech and Fujidenzo websites and Fujidenzo Facebook.


Globe Business is first in Asia to achieve MEF CE 2.0 certification


Globe Business has established yet another industry milestone as it becomes the first in Asia to earn the significant Metro Ethernet Forum – Carrier Ethernet (MEF CE) 2.0 certification on March 20, 2013, elevating its status as among top service providers worldwide which can now deliver added benefits to its customers by matching enterprise users’ application performance needs to MEF services with specific service-level agreements (SLAs).
Head of Globe Business Jesus Romero lauded the company’s latest accolade, noting that "being the first not only in the Philippines but in Asia to receive certification for Carrier Ethernet 2.0 is not only an important achievement for us but it also augurs well for the local ICT industry. It reflects our company’s genuine commitment to deliver world-class and best-in-class services to our customers."
As the pioneer of premium-grade corporate solutions in the country, Globe Business is presently the only Philippine and Asian service provider, and fourth in the world, to achieve MEF CE 2.0 certification with its point-to-point E-Line (EPL and EVPL) and multipoint-to-multipoint E-LAN services, strengthening its Ethernet services’ MEF 9 and MEF 14 certifications or MEF CE 1.0 which define Ethernet service functionality and service performance, respectively. These accreditations enhance the company’s end-to-end service Operation, Administration and Maintenance (or OAM) capabilities for the three-level Class of Service and Tier 1 service performance as they make Globe Business Ethernet services the best choice at world-class standards.
Its next generation MEF CE 2.0 also extends the original purpose of Carrier Ethernet with added vital features, including easier interconnection with global Ethernet providers and partners for multiple standard service types as well as enabling new levels of efficiency for mobile backhaul.
Globe Business Head of Enterprise Segments Grace Castillo assured that “with our MEF CE2.0 certified services, we can deploy our products and solutions much faster, provide guarantee to customers of globally-compliant services which will work seamlessly with their network and allow end-to-end visibility to perform faster issue identification and resolution as well as ensure SLA delivery.”
“What this means in terms of Classes of Service is that our customers can run multiple and critical applications while we assist and support them in prioritizing which ones can pass through Ethernet traffic. Likewise, we can conduct non-intrusive tests with added testing parameters leading to quicker turn-around time in pinpointing issues and resolutions, less service downtime, ensure SLAs and improve after-sales support. This gives them a definite advantage when subscribing to our MEF CE 2.0-certified Ethernet services,” she added.
Meanwhile, Globe Business Head of Business Products and Services Francisco Claravall confirmed that “this accreditation from a global-certifying IT body is actually the result of the hard work and commitment put in by our Data Network Planning and Engineering, our Product Management team, as well as our colleagues from Tellabs and Iometrix through extended days and nights of continuous, round-the-clock assessing and resolving issues during the course of the certification tests. Our synergies were focused toward the collective goal of giving the country its first MEF CE 2.0 certified-service through Globe Business.”
Already, Globe Business customers have commended its move to take its Ethernet services several notches higher, as attested by a long-time client and local insurance giant Philamlife: “We’ve known Globe Business to be at the forefront of innovation in the Philippines.  Being the first locally to be MEF CE 2.0 certified and, better yet, in Asia, is a breakthrough not only for the company but for the country as well.  This demonstrates that the Philippine telecommunications and ICT industry are moving ahead, with Globe Business leading the way,” said Nilo Zantua, Vice President and Head of IT Infrastructure of PhilamLife.
Romero commented: “We believe that more than just an accreditation document, this acknowledgment from a global certifying body will translate into tangible benefits that our customers will feel and will be delighted about:  simpler and faster deployment as well as standardized services that offer them more choices, giving them more reasons to be with Globe Business over and above any other provider.”
Being a non-profit organization, MEF sets global standards on Ethernet services in terms of reliability, speed and SLAs and promotes worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services.
With the recent conferment of the MEF CE 2.0 certification, Globe Business revalidates its MEF 9 and 14 compliances as it tests its network’s capabilities for Service OAM for end-to-end management outlining three levels of Class of Service: low, medium and high, and conducts a more rigid performance analysis based on MEF-defined performance objectives and performance tiers which the company convincingly excelled-in for all of its Ethernet services.
FIRST IN ASIA. Globe Business Head Jesus Romero proudly announced that Globe Business is  the first telecoms services provider in Asia to earn the Metro Ethernet Forum – Carrier Ethernet (MEF CE) 2.0 certification on March 20, 2013. “This certification elevates the status of Globe Business as among top service providers worldwide. It is not only an important achievement for us but it also augurs well for the local ICT industry. It reflects our company’s genuine commitment to deliver world-class and best-in-class services to our customers,” he said. Globe Business is presently the only Philippine and Asian service provider, and fourth in the world, to achieve MEF CE 2.0 certification. This means that Globe Business can deploy its products and solutions much faster, and guarantee customers of globally-compliant services which will work seamlessly with their network.
THE GLOBE BUSINESS TEAM recently received the prestigious Metro Ethernet Forum – Carrier Ethernet (MEF CE) 2.0 certification on March 20, 2013—making Globe Business the first telecoms provider in Asia and only the fourth the world to be certified for its point-to-point E-Line (EPL and EVPL) and multipoint-to-multipoint E-LAN services, strengthening its Ethernet services’ MEF 9 and MEF 14 certifications or MEF CE 1.0 which define Ethernet service functionality and service performance. This means that Globe Business guarantees customers of globally-compliant services which will work seamlessly with their network and allow end-to-end visibility to perform faster issue identification and resolution as well as ensure SLA delivery. This makes Globe Business Ethernet services the best choice at world-class standards.




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