Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mega Manila Household TV Ratings for June 26, 2012

Mega Manila TV Rating
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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

TOSHIBA's new POWER TV PB200 Series

Toshiba’s new POWER TV series empowers the shift to LED TV with user-friendly and powerful features.

Philippines, 20th June 2012 –Toshiba (Philippines) Inc. today unveiled its latest POWER TV series of LED TVs, all integrating a new REGZA ENGINE that offers clearer pictures and superb sound quality. The 23-,32-, and 40-inch models in the new PB200 series are designed to deliver maximum performance with minimum power consumption, all featuring a slim and eye-catching design.

New REGZA ENGINE delivers clearer pictures
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Toshiba’s world-class semiconductor technology powers the REGZA ENGINE with its advanced video processing circuit. REGZA ENGINE has the ability to process received signals in real time and offer viewers enhanced video quality and superb image resolution.

TOSHIBA brings new generation TVs and PCs to the Philippines, Announces Solenn Heussaf as the New Brand Ambassador

With new brand ambassador Ms. Solenn Heussaff,Toshiba launches a leading-edge large-screen glasses-free 3D TV, a new Power TV series, and new notebook PCs.

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Toshiba Philippines Inc. demonstrated today the power of its tagline, “Leading Innovation”, with the launch of its new generation of products for the Philippines: leading-edge large-screen, glasses-free 3D TV; a new Power TV series; and a new generation of notebook PCs, including the Z Series Ultrabook. The company also introduced its new brand ambassador for the Philippines, Ms. Solenn Heussaff.

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For the POWER TVPB200 Series specs click here.
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For Toshiba 55RZ1 Series specs click here.

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For Toshiba VL20 Series specs click here.

In its new line-up of state-of-the-art TVs, Toshiba unveiled the breakthrough 55-inch REGZA RZ1, the very first large-screen glasses-free 3D TV to be launched in the Philippines. Equipped with a Quad Full HD screen, the REGZA RZ1 provides viewers with a totally immersive 3D TV experience and can also deliver 2D content with four times (quad) Full HD resolution.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Operation Smile unveils 30th anniversary plans for “The Journey Home”


10 international missions. 9 sites. 3weeks. 30 countries. 1,000 volunteers.
This is Operation Smile’s upcoming 30th anniversary by the numbers.
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Operation Smile, an international children’s medical charity that traces its roots to the Philippines, is set to conduct 10 missions in 9 different sites across the country for 3 weeks participated in by a thousand volunteers from 30 countries for its homecoming dubbed as “The Journey Home.”

Three decades after American couple Bill and Kathy Magee first set foot in the country, Operation Smile is coming back to the Philippines, the birthplace of the worldwide children’s medical charity that provides surgery and related health care to indigent children and young adults afflicted with cleft lip, cleft palate and other childhood facial deformities. It all began when the husband and wife team visited the country for a one-time medical mission in Naga City. Around 300 families, hoping to avail of free surgery for their children, trooped to the medical mission site. The Magees and their team however were only able to accommodate 40 children that day. One of the women whose child wasn't accommodated came to the Magees with a bunch of bananas, insistently telling the Magees it was a gift of gratitude for helping all the other children. That powerful memory tugged at the couple's hearts, inspiring them to mobilize support for another medical mission the next year. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Celebrating the New Pinoy lifestyle with AyosDito.ph’s I- Ball

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Filipinos have a knack for catching onto what is hip and trendy. From fashion to food, we Filipinos have been able to take a concept from other countries, give it a new twist and called it our own. Not only have we dominated social media sites like twitter and Facebook, we have also taken to online classified ads sites like AyosDito.ph.

AyosDito.ph, the preferred online classified ads for Pinoys by Pinoys and awarded the 2011 No. 1 Classified Ads website by Digital Filipino Search Profile Index, had recently organized its first Ayos Dito I-Ball, a blogger event attended by GMA Channel 7’s latest IT-GIRL – model/artist/singer/actress Solenn Heussaff and ABS CBN Channel 2’s upcoming dramatic actor John Medina and funny yet naughty DJ Tony Toni of Magic 89.9 at the COWO Asia in Ortigas Center, Pasig City. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

GMA artists at the Philippine National Day in Expo 2012 Yeosu, Korea.

The Kapuso Network, today’s number one broadcast station in the country, lends a helping hand to the Department of Tourism as the latter mounts the country’s participation in Expo 2012. Kyla and JayR are all set to showcase the Filipino’s world-renowned musicality when they perform at the forthcoming Philippine National Day. According to GMA Network Chairman & CEO, Atty Felipe L Gozon, helping the government mount such events abroad is part of GMA’s “serbisyong totoo” to the Filipino nation. “We must do our share in boosting our image in the global arena. The least we can do is lend our talents to the Expo in Korea.”

MARS: Suzi Abrera’s secret to work-life balance

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During the press conference of her new talk show on GMA News TV “MARS,” morning show host and celebrity mom Suzi Entrata Abrera revealed to the members of the press her formula for attaining a good balance between work and family life.

As a regular co-host of GMA’s weekday morning show Unang Hirit, Suzi needs to wake up as early as 3:00am from Monday to Friday.  But despite her “unusual” schedule, she still puts her family as her top priority.

[Ang family ko] naman talaga ang priority ko.  Kaya hindi talaga ako nagtatrabaho ng weekend kasi sabi ko yun lang yung time na makakasama ko ang mga kids ko mula umaga hanggang gabi, unless it’s a special situation.  Maaga din naman natatapos ang taping namin and so when I get home I still catch [my children] before they go to sleep.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

OPM is alive and kicking as locals and foreign-based Pinoys join PhilPOP to become the next big Filipino songwriter


A record-breaking 3,000 song entries, not just from the Philippines but Filipinos based in other parts of the world including the United Kingdom, France, Canada and neighboring Asian countries such as  Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, beat the deadline to submit their entries for the first ever Philippine Popular Music Festival’s (PhilPOP) search for the next, big Filipino songwriter.

The overwhelming local and global response to send entries for the competition is a clear indication that Original Pilipino Music (OPM) is indeed still very much alive – all that is really needed is the right vehicle to showcase their talents.

Sumosam Opens at Gateway Mall

New Home for the Legend

As the legend says, the champion fighter Sumo Sam always received a grand banquet in his honor every time he fought with other Japanese Sumo Wrestlers. He is said to be the Champion Eater, Legendary Fight. He is the icon that is carried by the Sumo Sam, the Japanese Restaurant that desires its guests to feel like champions by combining different techniques and elements of international cooking and integrating it to Japanese Cuisine. It has now opened its doors of its new home at the 2nd floor of The Gateway Mall, in Cubao, Quezon City.
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This new addition to the aggressively growing chain of restaurants features a 100-seating capacity dining area, with funky but still classy interiors, warm lighting and upbeat ambiance.