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Friday, July 31, 2009

Globe brings a unique running experience to Filipinos with RUN FOR HOME

Touted as the biggest running event in the country by far, RUN FOR HOME attracted more than 6,000 runners and health enthusiasts from all walks of life, all of them joining this first ever running event by Globe and Ayala Land, for the benefit of the settlers of Ilog Pasig.

RUN FOR HOME: Globe-Ayala Land City Run for Habitat for Humanity saw men and women of all ages and even children running together in the early morning of July 19 at Bonifacio Global City, in support of the development of a community especially for the settlers of Ilog Pasig.
Read more below and see the photo coverage
As early as 4:00am, thousands of runners were already out in the streets making their way to the starting line at the Bonifacio Global City. It was still dark that time but the excitement could be felt all around as the runners for the 21-km race assembled and performed their warm up exercises by 4:30am, making sure they were all set for the gun start at 5:00am sharp.

Once the running had started, there was no stopping them as the 10-km. runners took their place at 5:15am, stretching and readying themselves for the 5:45am gun start. It was straight to the finish line for everyone at RUN FOR HOME with the 5-km. runners releasing their adrenaline by 5:55am. The 3-km. runners, some parents with their kids and families with their dogs, took off at exactly 6:00am.

They all met one another at the finish line, where the runners’ families and friends waited for them and cheered them on. Such was the festive atmosphere at RUN FOR HOME.

The successful run, which was for a worthy cause and featured state-of-the-art race technology and a unique route, brought new and exciting experiences for Filipino runners and participants.

“At Globe, we feel a great sense of responsibility to the community we live in and we are glad to be given a chance to make a difference in people’s lives. We thank all those who joined us in RUN FOR HOME and contributed to the success of this endeavor,” said Ernest L. Cu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Globe.

He added, “To the runners and health enthusiasts, we hope we have given them a memorable and exciting run by allowing them to experience the Makati Central Business District route and making available to them the disposable electronic timing chips being used in running events overseas.”

By encouraging sports like running among Filipinos, Globe endeavored to bring the best running experience to each and everyone who joined RUN FOR HOME by introducing two firsts in this fun, fit and worthwhile activity.

A technological first in a Philippine running event, RUN FOR HOME made use of cutting-edge disposable electronic timing chips to track the running time of participants. The runners were able to rely on fast and accurate race results each time they crossed the mats.

The disposable electronic timing chip is a miniature transponder in a specially designed plastic housing. It is waterproof and can be used in any weather condition, whether wet, dry, cold or hot. These chips are used in popular international marathons where they are often attached to a runner’s shoelace, or in triathlons where the athletes wear them on ankle bracelets.

Each disposable chip was tagged to a specific runner and stored information on the runner’s performance throughout the course. Runners kept their chips as their memento of their RUN FOR HOME experience.

RUN FOR HOME also made use of a new route. This was the first time that the Makati Central Business District was featured as a race course in a sporting event, so it was a new experience even for veteran runners.

The track took the participants from Bonifacio Global City straight to the heart of the Makati Central Business District, allowing runners to pass through 26th Street, Rizal Drive, Kalayaan Avenue, Buendia Flyover, Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Ayala Avenue, Paseo de Roxas, Makati Avenue, Lawton Avenue and Bayani Road.

RUN FOR HOME offered a challenge for all ages and all fitness levels as it featured 3-km., 5-km., 10-km., and 21-km. runs. Cash prize of P15,000 was given away to the race winner for the 21-km. run, P10,000 for the first place in the 10-km. run, P5,000 for the winning 5-km. runner, and P3,000 as top prize for the 3-km. run.

Runners were able to review and analyze their runs through the Globe website, four days after the run. They were able to see their performance versus the total field of runners. Also, they were able to access and download, free of charge, photos of themselves during the run taken by a team of photographers stationed throughout the race route. To do so, they simply had to log on to

Aside from featuring race photos and results, the Globe website also offered live race updates via microblogs and photo feeds, so anyone who wanted to follow the race was able to do so for free, in real-time.

In addition, RUN FOR HOME spectators were able to enjoy the onsite Food Bazaar from the organizers of the popular Salcedo Market, a playground for the kids, and Globe Broadband-powered booths for the microblog updates on the run and actual race photos via PixLink,

Among the participants of RUN FOR HOME were Ayala Corp. President and COO Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Ayala Land President Antonino Aquino, Integrated Microelectronics CEO Arthur Tan, KapitBisig Para Sa Ilog Pasig Project Director Girlie Aragon, and Habitat for Humanity Philippines Chairman Francisco del Rosario, Jr. and President and CEO Alberto Jugo.

Celebrities and personalities namely Senator Pia Cayetano, Cristine Reyes, Rovilson Fernandez, Maricel Laxa, Anthony Pangilinan, Christine Jacob, Paco Sandejas, Anton Huang, Samboy Lim, Ditrie Villacorta, and Leana Farrales also joined RUN FOR HOME.

The sponsors of RUN FOR HOME include Adidas, Fitness First, Intercontinental Manila, Timex, Photovendo and Philippine Star. The race organizer is Finish Line. Media partners are GMA, ABS-CBN, 99.5 RT, RX 93.1, 97.1 LSFM, Jam 88.3 and Wave 89.1.

RUN FOR HOME’s beneficiary is Habitat for Humanity Philippines, an organization dedicated to uplifting lives by providing affordable and durable housing for all, RUN FOR HOME will help fund the KapitBisig Para Sa Ilog Pasig Project (KBIP), a key part of which is the construction of resettlement houses in Bayanijuan sa Calauan. A housing relocation site in Brgy. Dayap Calauan, Laguna, Bayanijuan is the main resettlement site for families that used to live along the Pasig River and its tributaries.

Globe, Ayala Land and Ayala Corp. donated a total of P1 Million to help build new homes for the settlers in Ilog Pasig. Ferdinand M. Dela Cruz, Globe’s Head of Consumer Sales and AfterSales, said, “RUN FOR HOME is a great way of building awareness for this vital issue and giving people the opportunity to support a very worthy cause.”

Bayanijuan sa Calauan is a 100-hectare community with 800 housing units constructed by the National Housing Authority (NHA) and refurbished by KBIP and other partners.

As one of the partners of KapitBisig Para Sa Ilog Pasig, Habitat for Humanity will finish and repair the existing 800 housing units initially provided by the NHA. It will also construct and build new housing units to address the demand for the resettlement of the informal settlers being relocated by the KapitBisig Para Sa Ilog Pasig in partnership with NHA.

To know more about RUN FOR HOME: Globe-Ayala Land City Run for Habitat for Humanity,
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Playboy Philippines August 2009

presenting AUGUST 2009 Cover Girl Ms. Grace Oracion of The Mocha Girls (shot on location at Arena Fitness Center in Quezon Avenue, Quezon City).

AUGUST 2009 issue also includes articles and features on:

* The Real Game - an in-depth look into the world of Philippine Basketball
* Career Killers
* WWE versus MMA
* Islam in the Crucible
* X-Sex
Read more below to see the full cover ( NSFW)

Playboy Interview with 30 Rock's Alec Baldwin
20 Questions with Hollywood Funnyman Judd Apatow

and introducing PLAYMATE of the Month Ms. BARBIE SAN MIGUEL through the lens of JIM PAREDES.

August 2009 SPORTS issue will be available in all 7-eleven stores, Filbars, Booksale, Powerbooks, Buffini, Fully Book nationwide.

For back issue and magazine subscriptions, call ADAMOS MEDIA PUBLISHING, INC. at (02) 697-6291 or text/call 0917-PLAYBOY.

For more information, please visit PLAYBOY Philippines official website at or join their official FACEBOOK Group and Fan page/s.

My top 10 influential bloggers of 2009

I'm sick today so I'm posting my entries today before the deadline.

1. Style and Relax
2. Digital Manila
3. Let's Go Sago!
4. Video Chops
5. Animetric
6.Good Times Manila
7. Cebu Bloggers
8. Hay! Men : Blog ng tunay na lalake
9. Thirsty Blogger
10. Singing Blogger

will update this and include some descriptive info about the blogs and the blogger as soon my energy is back.

the top 10 most influential blogger is organized by Janette Toral and with the support of Absolute Traders, My Brute Cheats, Business Summaries, Fitness Advantage Club, Events and Corporate Video, Events at Work, Dominguez Marketing Communications, Red Mobile and

Male Fantasy Revs Up at the Rexona Men V8 Top Performance Car Series at SM Malls

Indulging the ultimate male fantasy for sleek, fast and powerful cars, Rexona Men V8, the brand’s newest premium underarm deodorant for men, gives car aficionados the chance to see their favorite supercars up close as it rolls out the “Rexona Men V8 Top Performance Car Series” at various malls in Metro Manila. Each designated mall will feature one of the five most sought-after supercars in the market today, including the Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe (SM Makati and SM Mall of Asia), 2006 BMW M3 Coupe and 2007 Mercedes Benz CL-Class.Read more below

Visitors to the top performance cars on display will also have the chance to know more about Rexona Men V8, the deodorant variant designed to protect men from sweat and body odor brought about by the demands of giving top performance in their daily grind. It is formulated to give guys the edge they need to be ready for their peak performance level, anytime. Using the latest in underarm technology, it reacts within 1.8 seconds to release 1.4 million microcapsules of odor protection, similar to how a top performance car revs up from 0 to 60 kms within 5 seconds.

The “Rexona Men V8 Top Performance Car Series” makes its way through Metro Manila on the following dates: July 15-31 at SM Makati, SM Mall of Asia, SM Cubao, SM Southmall; July 30-August 4 at SM Fairview; August 4-15 at SM Marikina, SM Pampanga, SM North Edsa, SM Megamall and SM Fairview.

Wifi event at SM Southmall

When: Sunday, August 2, 2:30 P.M. (registration starts promptly at this time)

Where: Cyberzone, 2nd Floor, SM Southmall

What's in store for you:

1) Kenyo, one of the more popular bands of the South will be performing to entertain you.

Read more below
2) Win exciting prizes in the games section of the afternoon.

3) Visit the Canon booth to check out the latest and surprising technology in digital printing.

4) Free WiFi will be provided in the area for your surfing pleasure.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Battle of the mens magazine cover for July 2009

Maxim, FHM, UNO, Playboy will now battle for the best cover of this month of July 2009. This will be now a regular series here in my blog and readers can rate and judge it by voting in our polls.

casinos poll

so here are the magazine for July 2009.
( read more below, NSFW, below 18 are not allowed)

Aubrey Miles for FHM Philippines
Another bold and sexy cover for FHM and Aubrey is covered only by a hand paint in her chest. I just the other photos inside the magazine and found that there are good photos to be placed there to be the cover. But this is their direction and glad that they put her name on the cover because I thought that she's not Aubrey.

Jackie Rice for Maxim Philippines
There's a little controversy that this was the last issue of Maxim Philippines, but those are just rumors spreading on the net, or maybe another viral gimik of Maxim? hmm But who cares.. Jackie Rice is the cover sitting near the pool in sideview and looks like her swim suit is getting loose. There's a reddish color in her face and hope that is not Photoshop. hmm..

Cindy Kurleto for UNO
They say that this cover is very controversial and cyberspace boys are complaining for the concept of it. But just remove the text embossed of the title of the articles (you'll see it in actual magazine) you will get a nice piece of photo of Cindy and pink lace covering her front. I like to give a medal on the P.A. holding the end of the lace.

unknown cover girl for Playboy Philippines

I haven't got a copy of this magazine, and some naysayer told me that they are not impressed on the cover, another concept that matches the article and theme of this month's issue. Did they just break the Playboy magazine cover of code? girls on the cover and half naked? (i mean in an artistic way), I haven't got a copy so I just named the cover girl... unknown cover girl.

If you have other reviews...feel free to post it in my comment board. And if you want to add more magazine in our list , just post it below and we will include it in our August mash up.

Marié Digby Live in Manila press con coverage

What: Marié Digby's Press Conference
Where: Atrium, The Podium
When: July 29, 2009

My radars are very low and this event just made me awwwwww. Thanks to Toni for providing photos for us in the net. And I didn't know that there's a meet and greet session after the press con. Now I failed to meet a Youtube artist sensation. ( as other artists said, she's not a youtube sensation but a great solo international artist)

her concert will be on August 1 at the NBC tent.

more photos here at Marié Digby's Press Conference

Hi-C goes Physical to Body talk

Hi-C is now a solo artist and releases "Body Talk" album. Our bodies will be doing lots of physical activities when we listen to this.

I'm wondering if this will sound like Lady Gaga or some hip hop sound, but its a different music and reviving the classic 80's hits.

Check out below for juicy info about Hi-C and Body talk album. and also just posted a sample clip of her music.

To know more of Hi-C, please check out and .

Read more below for more Hi-C.

Here's a sample music of Physical

Born and bred in Cebu City, Honeyleen ConcepcionRosaroso or popularly known as “Hi-C” of Philippines Hip-Hop Royalty DiCE & k9 MOBBSTARR fame had easily caught the ears and hearts of hip-hop & pop listeners alike. Her unmistakable glossy yet sultry voice helped popularize hits like “Itsumo”, “BestFriend”, “Shake”, “Eargasmic” and “Rendezvous”, which became quite a college radio phenomenon overseas.

Hi-C ups the ante this time around as she gets ready to release her solo album titled “BODY TALK”.

Outlandish soundscapes provided by the Beatmonx production outfit compliment her eargasmic vocals and signature tone. Touching on unorthodox subject matters laden upon new wave beats reminiscent of The Bangles and Japanese rap-pop M-Flo.

Also including her own version of the most popular song of the 80’s: “Physical” by Olivia Newton John, which also serves as her debut single soon to air in various high-end FM stations.

Hi-C comes correct with more catchy hooks this time around while maintaining her known high-pitched voice which made "Itsumo" one of the most popular songs in the history of Philippine Hip-Hop. Consider this a time travel to an era where Debbie Gibson & the Neptunes are hotboxing in a small studio somewhere in Cebu.

To know more of Hi-C, please check out and .

For booking, guesting and other inquiry, please contact the undersigned.

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Eastwood Mall presents SITTI Live at Eastwood Mall Open Park

Catch the country’s Queen of Bossa Nova, Sitti, in a free concert at the Eastwood Mall Open Park, Eastwood City, on July 31, 2009 at 7PM.

Sitti will sing cuts from her latest album Contagious under Warner Music Philippines. Buy a copy of the “Contagious” CD at the Eastwood Mall Concierge to get VIP seats.

For more inquiries, you may call 709-1893 or text 0918-8-EWCITY.

Win a trip to the Great Barrier Reef near Australia by joining MSI Global Creative Video Challenge!

All you have to do is edit that video using MSI laptops, include an MSI image requirements to your video, upload it in Youtube, and then submit it. 15 entries will be selected and be featured in the MSI website and each creator of the winning video will get the special trip. Deadline is till September 15, 2009.

Read more below to know more about the contest.

visit the contest event website at

Live the Dream of Cruising the Great Barrier Reef
with the MSI Global Creative Video Challenge!

Manila, Philippines – July 29, 2009
The top news in this year's travel industry was without a doubt Tourism Queensland's "Best Job in the World" competition to find a conservation worker to work at the world-renowned "Great Barrier Reef". As this job came with a 150,000 Australian dollars salary for 6-months work, it was soon deluged with applications. Only one opening was available so when the winner was announced, all the other candidates could only sigh in disappointment.

You might have missed out on the chance of securing the "Best Job in the World" to swim among coral atolls and see colorful sea life, but don't lose hope yet! MSI is now running the "Global Creative Video Challenge". The challenge will run from July 15 through to September 15. To enter, citizens of the world simply have to produce a creative short film running from 10 to 20 seconds that features an MSI notebook as the main character.

MSI's "Global Creative Video Challenge" will select 15 winners from all around the world. Not only will each winner receive an MSI X-Slim X340 – the hottest slim aesthetic notebook this year – but they will also win a free trip to the Great Barrier Reef near Australia. For more information about the competition, please visit

The MSI X-Slim X340 slim aesthetic notebook features a 16:9 aspect ratio cinema-grade 13" LED LCD. Weighing just 1.3kg, the X340 has a maximum thickness of 19.8mm and is just 6mm at its thinnest point, making it almost thinner than the small packets of tissues you find in the supermarket! The X340 is based on Intel's latest power-saving CULV mobile processing architecture which delivers performance, multimedia functionality and power savings all in one package! What's really amazing is the fact that it uses just one-sixth the power of conventional notebooks! The X340 also comes with a complete suite of multimedia and network features including a full set of I/O ports, HDMI port, Blu-ray support, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi wireless networking and Bluetooth wireless connectivity!

Availability and pricing

Estimated pricing for MSI X340 is Php 49,999.00, now available locally from MSI dealers and resellers. If you need more product information, please visit


· Intel® Centrino® Processor Technology

- Intel® Core™2 SU3500 ULV 1.4GHz Processor 3MB L2 Cache

- WLAN Intel Shirley Peak 1x2 (802.11agn)

· Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium

· 13 " TFT-LCD Display

· 2GB DDR2-667/800Mhz

· 320GB Hard Disk Drive

· 1.3MP Webcam, Bluetooth, HDMI, 2 x High-quality Speakers

· 2-in-1 (SD/SDHC/MMC), 2 x USB 2.0

· Mic-in / Headphone out, RJ45, D-Sub, LAN

About MSI Notebook
MSI Notebook’s goal is to become the most trusted name in laptop computers. We have worked hard over the years to enhance the user’s experience. We stand by our principles of breakthroughs in design, the pursuit of excellence, and technological innovation as we have continued to raise the bar for ourselves and have accomplished a great deal of pioneering work in the industry. Examples include developing Turbo Power, ECO Engine and Cinema Pro technologies. MSI Notebook was also the first laptop manufacturer globally to be awarded True Dolby Home Theater Surround Sound certification.

MSI Notebook designs its products with the consumer in mind starting at the R&D stage. To ensure that consumers use MSI laptop computers with peace of mind, each MSI laptop computer undergoes a series of detailed testing before it is shipped from the factory. We test pressure and humidity, shock and vibration as well as the life spans of connector hinges, keyboards, and touch panels. Some of the other tests (around 30 tests in total) include pressure and dropping, I/O connectors, noise, antistatic capabilities, and system performance. We carefully check each detail employing the most rigorous testing standards, so that the consumer uses their new MSI laptop computer knowing that MSI Notebook stands behind its products.

So far, MSI Notebook has introduced 8 series of notebook computers to meet the expectations for every consumer, and they are the Gaming, Aesthetics, Professional, Entertainment, Wind Netbook, Value, Classic and X Slim Series.


Buckle up as Enchanted Kingdom (EK), the country’s first and only world-class theme park, sets off for Speed Month ’09 this August 1 and 2 with two exciting races: the 5th leg of the 2009 Magnolia Karting Series and 2009 Rally Extreme by Roadwise Motoring Foundation.

Karters from the Formula SL Novice, Expert, Heavy, Cadet 60CC and Mini-Rok divisions will vie for the plum positions in this exciting action-packed series. Prizes at stake are cash prizes and gift certificates.

Mr. Mario O. Mamon, President & Chairman of EK, Mr. Boy Ochoa, Motorsports Consultant of San Miguel Corporation and Managing Director Johnny Tan of the Carmona Race Track will be there during the affair.

The Speed Month ’09 will also hold underbone, slalom and autocross competitions plus a display of old school and customized cars on all weekends of August.

Licensed drivers can avail of EK’s Regular Day Pass at P350 by simply presenting their valid local or international driver’s license the whole month of August!

Come to Enchanted Kingdom where the magic stays with you! From now until August 28, 2009 we are open Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00AM to 9:00Pm with Fireworks Display at 8:00PM. Enchanted Kingdom is located at the City of Santa Rosa, Laguna. For more information you may visit or call 843-6074 to 76 or 830-2111 to 16.

Samsung LED TV debut at Abenson Avant and Bloggers Wii Party

Me and some bloggers tried to test drive the new Samsung LED TV that was launched at Abenson Avant in Greenbel 3. The Samsung LED TV is much more different from other LCD tv as it consume less electricity, environment friend because it doesn't contain any mercury (LCD has it), crisp and clear screen, and it has WIFI and it able you to connect to the internet, check emails or watch your favorite videos in Youtube, and it has a USB port that can play images, video and audio files. And has built in educ. media games.
Read more below for my review and coverage of our bloggers Wii and Magic sing party

more photos in my Multiply album at Wii party night with Samsung LED TV debut at Abenson Avant

I'm very impressed on the design and tech features of Samsung LED TV, Abenson and Samsung presented to us the two models - Samsung UA40b6000 and UA4B7000 LED TV. The LED technology is the new generation for TV and Samsung released the new set at Abenson Avant.

“Abenson Avant is thrilled to have been chosen as the first electronic and appliance store in Manila to offer tech lovers these new Samsung LED TVs,” says marketing manager Ranj Basi. “It’s all part of our goal to provide our loyal customers only the best and the latest innovations in the market.” The LED TV creates the images by using a white and light-emitting diodes (LED) it is the same tech that can be found in our laptop screens. The LED TV has lesser energy consumption and offers more precise control of color, contrast and clarity.

here are some info about the LED TV series of Samsung.
1. No longer require Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamps (CCFL)
2. Equipped with built in TV tuner and power supply
3. Screen is ultra slim and light, which you can hang it anywhere
4. Mega Contrast technology, you can control contrast levels and has intelligent controls of LED
5. Environmental friendly, due to it lacks CCFL and no spray paint, the manufacturing of the LED TV doesn't emit volatile organic compounds during the production.
6. The crystal design transform convention black colors of TV into transparent, the crystal like bezel illuminates with a warm hue that changes under diff. lighting conditions.
7. 100 Hz Motion Plus - TV will render in the fastest moving images with perfect clarity
8. Medi@ 2.0 - you can watch video files in your USB drives by inserting it in the USB slot, Content Library Flash has built in games and other entertainment and it also refresh some new content when it download some update in the net, You can watch media files in the internet or watch videos from Youtube.
9. DLNA Wireless - Wifi in your TV!

watch the TVC of Samsung LED TV

This is the new revolution of TV sets! and I want to try the wifi-ness of Samsung LED TV, looks like that you bought a TV and laptop in one package. This Samsung LED TV is a truly a work of Tech art and a new species of TV.

Abenson Avant has branches in Trinoma, Greenbelt 4 and Alabang Town Center. You may also call telephone numbers 758 2315 to 20 and 901 3550 to 52.

Exclusively launched at Abenson Avant in Greenbelt 3

crystal visual and colors

RCA ports and 4 HDMI inputs

dynamic colors

Byahilo playing Wii tennis

bloggers at the cocktails

checkered for the night

Ohmski Jackson sings Man in the Mirror

Ranj Basi, marketing manager of Abenson

watching the video presentation

presenting some details about Samsung LED TV

super slim and crystal design can now watch Youtube videos here!

Earth surprise!

DVD raffle winners of the night Earth and Karla

slim measuring for about 1 1/2 inches

Wii Lace boxer

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, Philippine Bloggers Network, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. Azrael's Merryland Blog is included in a list of top 50 Blogs in the Philippines , ranked 65th in Top 100 Blogs that Matter , 49 must read lifestyle blog in the Philippines. and rank 40th in 100 Top Philippine Blogs by Feedspot.
He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collect Transformers toys.
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