Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Jets Live! 30th Anniversary Greatest Hits Tour hits Manila this November 2015

Watch out for the 80’s pop sensation, The Jets, this November. For the first time in the Philippines, musical Wolfgramm family from Minneapolis, Minnesota are set to come in for a two-night performance dubbed as “The Jets Live! 30th Anniversary Greatest Hits Tour”.

Moana, Haini, Leroy, Rudy, Eddie, Natalia and Donnie will be performing on November 6, Friday, 7PM at the newly renovated The Kia Theatre, and on November 8, Sunday, 7PM at the Waterfront Cebu Hotel and Casino.

The group was formed in 1985, composed of Wolfgramm brothers and sisters who specialize in pop, R&B, and dance music, particularly Latin freestyle. The Jets had a number of Billboard Hot 100 hits in the mid to late 1980s, making their way around the world with three world tours.

Lead vocals by Elizabeth Wolfgramm, "You Got It All" and "Make It Real", were #1 hits on the Billboard adult contemporary chart. “Rocket 2 U” earned them nomination for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group in the 1988 Grammy Awards.

The Jets appeared on the soundtracks for "Burglar" (1987) ("Tough Guys"), Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) ("Cross My Broken Heart"), The Karate Kid, Part III ("Under Any Moon") and The Family Man (2000) ("La La Means I Love You"). They performed the theme song for Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers, which became a hit when the show was released in 1989.

Get your tickets to The Jets Live! 30th Anniversary Greatest Hits Tour at all SM Tickets and Ticketnet outlets.

For Manila, tickets are priced at:

SVIP     P 6,800
VIP       P 5,600
GOLD   P 4,500
SILVER P 3,600

Balcony GOLD-L    P 4,000
Balcony BRONZE   P 1,875

For Cebu, ticket prices are:
SVIP      P 5,500
VIP        P 4,500
GOLD    P 3,000

You may also call 470-2222(SM Tickets) or 911-5555(Ticketnet) for ticket inquiries and reservations.

This event is locally produced by Random Minds Incorporated and CTK Corporation.
Random Minds is the same production outfit that has produced concerts like Gin Blossoms + SugarRay + Smashmount (SMART Araneta Coliseum, 2013), XX (NBC Tent, 2013) Demi Lovato (SMART Araneta, 2013), and Tycho Awake World Tour (Solaire, 2015) among others.

Friday, October 2, 2015

October is Go Pink! Campaign Month at the Festival Mall

This month of October, you’ll see pink ribbons around Festival Mall. They are everywhere, donning the mall's entrances, the tarpaulins and even the RiverPark. And they do matter. It seeks to remind us that breast cancer is an evil still yet to be destroyed.

Though breast cancer is considered as the most common type of cancer in women, there remain many misconceptions about its symptoms and treatment to this day. Festival Mall supports Go Pink!  Breast Cancer Awareness campaign. This movement for breast cancer prevention helps those diagnosed patients and survivors to face adversity with courage, determination, and positivity. It hopes to inspire others to make a difference in the life of a breast cancer survivor in the local community.

Go Pink! a month-long celebration of health, wellness, and fun will feature activities directed at heightening awareness about breast cancer, its symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and cure. All fund raising projects will benefit ICanServe Foundation, Project Pink, and Asian Hospital Charities, Inc. All these non-profit organizations serve to provide hope and understanding to women with breast cancer.

There will be Zumba classes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of October. Mallgoers can also stretch and relax with Vinyasa Yoga sessions every Tuesday and Thursday of October. Zumba and Yoga Sessions start at 6:30PM at the 4th level, Expo Trade and Music Hall.

The Pink My Bike event is a fundraising activity being hosted by Go Pink! Get on your bike and raise money for Breast Cancer Care this October 10, 7AM. This cycling challenge follows a fantastic morning time route. Go dress up bike and come in your best pink get up.

Registration fee of P500 includes a ride kit. Prizes await  the Top 3 in Best Pink Costume and Best in Pink Bike Dress-up.

A seminar on the basics of breast cancer awareness and its early detection will be held October 8 at the second level Carousel Court by the I Can Serve. The Muntinlupa City Gender and Development Office will also conduct Pink Talk and conduct free breast exams during the activity.

The Muntinlupa City Gender and Development Office, the Ospital ng Muntinlupa, and Asian Hospital will also be conducting the Pink Mobile, a roving clinic that will provide free breast exams and breast cancer seminars to all female BPO and office employees around Filinvest City.

Capping off the month-long celebrations is Dash in Pink at the River Park. Join in the sea of pink on Sunday morning, on October 25, 6:00AM in support of breast cancer awareness. Top 3 finisher in the male and female divisions will be rewarded with gift certificates. Registration fee for the fun run will be P500 for a 5K run inclusive of a running kit.

Buy Go Pink! Paracord keychains (P 200), bracelets (P 200) and brooches (P 150) to support the cause. Proceeds will help fund the activities of Stage Zero by Project Pink, I Can Serve Foundation and the Asian Hospital Charities Inc. for breast cancer patients.

And Festival Mall rewards your simple effort of buying those rose hue ribbons. You get special discounts from selected Festival Mall tenants by showing the paracord items this entire month of October. Help survivors thrive by making a difference in the life of a local survivor. Your donation is a caring way to remember a loved one you lost to breast cancer while contributing to the survivors still fighting the battle in a powerful way.

Breast cancer shatters self-esteem. Your gift of giving will help someone find a way through one of the toughest challenges they’ll ever face. Revel in the feeling knowing you just did something for someone you might not even know.

Festival Mall has been carrying on its commitment to help increase awareness about breast cancer by holding relevant activities such as free clinics, seminars, health and wellness activities, and more. Festival Mall is a premier development in Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City with over 700 shops, a total of 2,300 multilevel parking slots, indoor amusement rides coupled with various food outlets.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Admiral Hotel rebirths as Admiral Baysuites

A new European-inspired luxury boutique hotel and a 53-storey residential condominium opens at the old Admiral Hotel's premium location by the striking Manila Bay to give you the lifestyle you deserve. Admiral Boutique Hotel promises a bold perspective on luxury, and a unique atmosphere that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world.

The residential building is a project of upscale condominium developer Anchor Land Holdings Inc. It is laid out to feature two separate wings. The West Wing offers spacious residential suites of three to five bedrooms in flat or bi-level. Hailed as the perfect next acquisition after a house and lot in Forbes Park, these opulent units include the Premiere and Director Suites which come with their own private pools.

The East Wing, on the other hand, offers more practical, one and two-bedroom residential suites. All of the units are laid out to maximize space and are fully furnished with carefully chosen fixtures.

Aside from the fantastic size, layout, and furnishings of the units, unit owners in the 53-storey luxury residential suites may avail of all the offerings of the hotel, including concierge, security and housekeeping services.

Last September 29, media were invited to an intimate gathering and exclusive viewing at Admiral Baysuites' premiere club. Conceptualized to become “an exclusive club in a condo,” the premiere club amenities of the property complete the grand experience, priming it to become even more coveted. I was impressed with the exclusive club in a condo's two floors of amenities covering a total area of 4,716 square meters.

The VIP lounge and piano bar gives an outstanding view of the Manila Bay. I love the al fresco dining atmosphere that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world.

Distinctive private amenities of this high-end residential skyscraper include function rooms, art gallery, gaming room, KTV room, mini theater, modern gym, 25-meter lap pools, poker room, billiards room, poolside lounge, spa, juice bar, cigar room, wine cellar, a 5-star hotel, plus luxurious lounges among others.

Admiral Baysuites is geared to become the seat of urban luxury along Roxas Boulevard. It offers a superb lifestyle package that investors will easily recognize. The first five-star boutique hotel in the Philippines will be managed by international hotel operator Accor when it opens in 2016.

Do visit for more information and updates. You may also call (02) 988-7988 to speak to a sales representative

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Affordable Premier Living You Deserve at Terrazza de Sto. Tomas

More and more people are moving out to neighboring cities of Manila because of the exhilarating the fast-paced life and the congested highways. Urbanites seek out alternatives to city living in the south which offer a more laid back atmosphere plus the conveniences of a modern city.

And Sto. Tomas, Batangas is fast becoming a real estate hotspot. Its close proximity and easy access to Manila is one of its major advantage. The province is highly accessible from the capital via South Luzon Expressway from Muntinlupa City. Roughly 60 kilometers from Makati City, Sto. Tomas competitively keeps up with the conveniences of the Metro, and still retains a rustic, peaceful charm signature to the Southern brand of living.

The city is just 15 minutes away from Nuvali through the Star Tollway Santo Tomas exit, and a mere 30-minute drive to Tagaytay. It offers the best of both worlds. This is one of the reasons why Sto. Tomas is dubbed as the gateway to the Southern Metro.

Ovialand Inc. brought on its newest flagship project south of the Metro to address traffic, flooding, congestion, and other pressing problems of urban living that beset many families today.

Terrazza de Sto. Tomas, is a 5.8-hectare premier development that is set in the heart of these attractions. Developed by Ovialand Inc., this property aims to provide an exclusive reprieve as well as easy access to the province’s center of activities. The company’s newest P500-million venture in this first-class municipality is close to industrial parks and companies, schools, churches, and medical institutions.

Ovialand, Inc.'s Business Unit Head Fatima Olivares-Vital says, “In Sto. Tomas, the lifestyle starts with the quality of living. Imagine not having to feel nervous every time it rains because of the reliable drainage systems or knowing that you can go home on time to your family because you won’t have to worry about the traffic. This is how you can really enjoy life.”

The activities available within the vicinity also ensure that everyone can find something that will cater to their interest. Beaches, hiking spots, and lifestyle centers are always teeming with activity and are sure to entertain the most outgoing of souls. Terrazza's amenities include a mini football field, a basketball half-court, a multipurpose clubhouse, a swimming pool, and landscaped pocket gardens.

Olivares-Vital gives one last advice for those looking for a different brand of lifestyle, “You have to look for options. Changing your lifestyle means you have to try and solve the problem using new ways. How we live and how we hope to live should not be different things. Think—and live—outside the box.”

About Ovialand, Inc.

Ovialand, Inc. a subsidiary of Malate Construction and Development Corp. (MCDC), with over 28 years of experience in housing development.

Terrazza de Sto. Tomas' affordble house-and-lot development marks the company's pilot venture into low-cost housing. There are a total of 333 units ranging from P1.7 to P3.2 million each, being offered with three models to choose from :

Amore (single-detached) with 99 square meters of floor area; Dolce (duplex), 75 sq m; and Bacci (quad); 65 to 86 sq m per unit. MCDC has two other projects in Souther Luzon namely, Bamboo Grove in Calamba, Laguna and Eco Verde Homes in Rosario, Cavite.

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