Saturday, December 21, 2013

Marriott Manila Welcomes Christmas Together with Philippine Children’s Medical Center

Marriott Hotel Manila has been perfecting the art of making Christmas ‘brilliant’ for the past four years since its opening, and this year is no exception.
Marriott officially welcomed the festive season with their Tree-Lighting Ceremony held on November 12, 2013. The focal point of the event was the life-size train made of gingerbread parked in the hotel lobby, which was very fitting for photo souvenirs, and was filled with gingerbread treats. The Christmas carols we’ve grown to love were partnered with the angelic voices of Himig RoseƱa, the choral ambassador of Colegio de Santa Rosa-Makati.

The distinguished guests who officially lit the Christmas Tree were child patients from the Philippine Children’s Medical Center, the beneficiary of Marriott’s Spirit to Serve initiative this season. Amidst all the merriment, Marriott Manila continued to exercise their corporate social responsibility, introducing to the crowd the stuffed bears for sale at P400 each. Beginning that day until December 2013, the cuddly toys are available for purchase and proceeds will be used to purchase oxygen tanks for the cancer-stricken children.

The momentous event was capped off with a surprise visit from Santa Claus, perfectly portrayed by Marriott’s very own Executive Chef Meik Brammer. All the children happily gathered around him as he gave away Christmas treats, completing the Christmas atmosphere in the hotel lobby.
The season of thanksgiving, gifting, and merrymaking in Marriott Manila has officially begun!

Krem-Top Coffee Creamer launches Change for the Better Pilipinas campaign

Krem-Top’s annual “Change for the Better” campaign has been all about making small changes to make a big impact. This year, those small changes are about to get bigger as they rally the entire country to make a change through the “Change for the Better Pilipinas” campaign which was launched last December 5, 2013 with Krem-top’s brand ambassadors Papa Jack and Richard Yap. Simulan na ang pagbabago, starting with your choice of coffee creamer! Change for the Better Pilipinas! For more information, log on to our facebook page: or follow us on twitter: @kremtopPH

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Rex Navarrete Show at Solaire Resorts and Casino on December 21st!

Rex Navarrete started doing comedy at the age of 19. His portrayals, which ranged from his ESL teacher Mrs. Scott to his Uncle Boy and to Maritess the domestic worker gave him the voice to air his thoughts on issues and speak about things that otherwise wouldn’t be mentioned.

Navarrete gathers all of his material from what he calls “real Rex moments,” reality and shared life experiences. “I think everything has humor; you will always find humor. I don’t always make stuff up. Even though most of my material is geared for a Filipino audience, if you’re smart enough you’ll understand the universality of it”, he explains.
He travels all over North America, touring cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Seattle, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Hawaii doing his one-man show. He has brought his act to the peoples of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. His next plan of attack is to perform in the United Kingdom, where fans eagerly await his arrival. Navarrete has performed alongside notable headliners such as George Lopez, DL Hughley, Paul Mooney, among others.
He has released several comedy CDs and produced, directed and released live standup DVD concerts. Navarrete’s fourth live comedy album, “Live at Cobb’s” is available on iTunes worldwide, as well as the reissue of his original three CDs in digital download format.

My Little Bossings: A Must-See for Families in 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival

Filipino families would always anticipate December 25. No, it's not only because it is Christmas Day but also because it is the opening day of the much awaited Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). With different movie genres to choose from, watching MMFF movies has been sort of a family tradition for most Filipino families. And all these years, a Vic Sotto starrer is always something to look forward to. Why is that so? Well, more than his name being an institution in the industry and his brand of comedy--it's definitely his movies' moral values that makes his films worth watching. For 2013, Vic Sotto's entry is entitled My Little Bossings--with which he takes on the lead actor alongside child wonders: Little Miss Philippines and Eat Bulaga mainstay Ryzza Mae Dizon and Kris Aquino's son Bimby. 

I am really excited on this film. For a change, we do away with magic spells this time and Enteng Kabisote (his much loved magical film of all time) had to take a leave this year because we're offering a heartwarming comedy for the whole family," says Vic Sotto during the My Little Bossings Bloggers' Night. 

"We've always wanted to get Bimby for my films. And I'm so happy when Kris had finally agreed to do My Little Bossings. From as early as last year, we had already conceptualized this film with Ryzza Mae Dizon and Aiza Seguerra. I've started in this industry a long tim ago but I'd like to believe this is the best film I've done so far," Vic said.

"I am happy that I'm now one of the lead (actors)," says Ryzza in Filipino. "Before my name wasn't even that visible on the movie poster, even my picture was like the ones seen on IDs--but now, I could see my name on the header and had my picture with Bossing Vic upclose," enthuses Ryzza. 

"I am happy that I'm now one of the lead (actors)," says Ryzza in Filipino. "Before my name wasn't even that visible on the movie poster, even my picture was like the ones seen on IDs--but now, I could see my name on the header and had my picture with Bossing Vic upclose," shares Ryzza. 

On working with kids like Bimby and Ryzza, Vic says that he never let the two kids work without some amount of play. "I've learned this over the years I've worked with Aiza Seguerra as a childstar. Now, I manage to make time for both so that work would not feel like such," explains Vic, 

My Little Bossings is a feel-good family entertainment for all ages. My Little Bossings will be opening on December 25, 2013 at theaters near you. Don't fail to miss it! There'll be lots of fun, surprises and lessons that all families will be able to relate to.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Jollibee Chickenjoy Bucket Treats for Christmas

If you're thinking of what to eat for Noche Buena this Christmas with your family and friends, I'd strongly suggest Jollibee is the best. Jollibee recently introduced their Chickenjoy Bucket Treats--along with two new side dishes to add more fun to your delicious Christmas meals. The creamy and yummy Mashed Potato and the sweet and juicy buttered corn kernels are made to create a perfect meal with your bucket of delicious Jollibee Chickenjoy. 

Jollibee's Chickenjoy Bucket Treats include 8 pieces of the well-loved Jollibee Chickenjoy, 4 cups of rice, 4 new side dishes (2 mashed potatoes + 2 buttered corn kernels), 4 chocolate or strawberry sundaes and 4 regular Coke for only Php599! 
For Chickenjoy Super Saver Value Meal, Jollibee offers 2 pieces of Chickenjoy, 2 new side dishes, a choice of either chocolate or strawberry sundae and regular Come for only Php169. 

All these delectable goodies are currently available in all Jollibee stores nationwide for dine-in and take-out. For Jollibee Express Delivery Service, call 8-7000 or log on to (For delivery orders, the Sundaes will be replaced by Peach Mango Pies). 

Monday, December 9, 2013

All New Barbie™ Musical Comes To Manila

As an entertainment powerhouse, the Barbie® brand has been bringing fans of all ages engaging content for decades. Now, in collaboration with EMS Entertainment, Barbie will bring fans a new opportunity to sing and dance with the introduction of an all-new musical, Barbie™ LIVE!  Barbie LIVE! is an engaging production featuring contemporary music with empowering lyrics, energetic choreography and a modern storyline that will appeal to fans of all ages. Barbie LIVE! debuted last September in Singapore and will travel Asia through 2014. In Manila, the show will be staged at the Mall of Asia Arena from December 11-15, 2013 with 11 performances only.

EMS Entertainment, leading global creator of high-quality interactive exhibitions, family entertainment and live stage productions, received the global touring rights to Barbie Live! from Mattel in 2012 and has worked for almost two years to bring this vision to reality.

“Together with Mattel we have put an incredibly talented team together which created an unforgettable show for Barbie fans around the world,” says Christoph Rahofer, President and CEO of EMS Entertainment. “Barbie LIVE! will give fans the opportunity to engage with the  Barbie brand while spending time with their families and friends making memories that will last beyond the stage.”

From captivating and glamorous costumes, to spectacular lighting and set designs, Barbie LIVE! will deliver fans a one-of-a-kind production experience featuring the world’s favorite doll – Barbie!

Barbie LIVE! will delight generations of Barbie fans and will leave the audience feeling entertained and inspired,” said Lori Pantel, Vice President, Barbie Global Marketing. “EMS Entertainment has brought together an experienced, industry-leading creative team and brilliant cast to bring this fantastic story to life in a fun and magical way.”

With a talented cast of 19 singers and dancers, dazzling costumes, energetic songs and awe-inspiring sets, Barbie LIVE! is a must-see for musical fans of all ages.

Tickets for Barbie™ LIVE! is now available in all SM TICKETS outlets located in all SM Cinema ticket booths. For schedule and ticket information, visit or call 470 2222.

Barbie™ LIVE! is promoted in the Philippines by Vivre Fort Entertainment and Happy Junior Productions. In cooperation with Mall of Asia Arena, SM Cinema e-PLUS Tap to Pay, Richprime Global Inc., Toy Kingdom, Barbie Store Philippines, myDSL, LG, Astroplus, VISA, Intercontinental Manila, ABS-CBN, Studio 23, Velvet, Lifestyle Network, Fox International Channels, ABS-CBN Publishing, Businessworld, Philippine Star and 105.1 Crossover.

For more details about the show, visit or call (02) 470 6956.