Monday, February 29, 2016


March the 2nd, Seda Hotel, BGC, from 6pm to 10pm
The Italian Chamber's Aperitivo event returns
The Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines acclaimed networking event is finally back for its first 2016 edition. Its previous four events in 2015 have been a great success attracting many celebrities, VIPs, embassy staff, numerous expats, local businessmen, food & wine lovers lovers and many people interested to network and mingle in a great atmosphere.  
The event is organised in collaboration with the Italian Embassy and the Dante Alighieri Institute and with the media support of Rogue Magazine, Travelife Magazine, ANC and the Philippine Star. Active sponsors and special supporters are the Wine Suppliers My wine and Itasia. All together proudly present the first “L’Aperitivo Italiano” of 2016 on March the 2nd, 2016, from 6pm to 10pm at Seda Hotel, 30th Street corner 11th avenue Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila.
As one of the highlights of the event Chef Salvatore De Vincentis will introduce again the unique food specialties from Naples while the Italian wine suppliers will propose their great wines. In addition, get your swimming wear ready as for the first time ever, guests can soak and swim in Seda Hotel’s magnificent swimming pool from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. 
Historically, the word “Aperitivo” originates from the Latin verb Aprire which means 'to open' – while the  idea behind is about an alcoholic pre-dinner drink that opens (or stimulates) the appetite. The most common drinks during an Aperitivo are simply red and white wines from Italy, and various other drinks  and mixers like Prosecco, Spritz, Campari, Bellini and many others. 
Italians love having this pre-dinner drink accompanied with various antipasti, cold cuts like Parma ham, salami, sausages, parmesan, mixed cheese plates, mini pizzas (pizzette), Caprese salad other cold salads, preserved vegetables such as mini onions, bell peppers and other local delicacies. 
After a long working day, the Aperitivo is the best relief from a stressful day. Meeting up with friends, colleagues, neighbors and new people is a much more than a typical happy hour event. It is rather astylish way to enjoy good food and drinks in good company. Ultimately the Aperitivo is for many Filipinos and Expats a social lifestyle event with Italian gastronomic flair where guests have the privilege to enjoy the best Italian wines and tasty appetizers. Attending this exciting event may be a great opportunity to establish new connections with other guests.
The Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, with its various initiatives has definitely set a trend for the Manila business networking scene. Social events, trade missions, exhibitions, trainings and team building events together with various other services build the core of the new philosophy of this vibrant chamber. Its members are happy to be part of such a vibrant group which is rapidly expanding and conquering more and more businesses, entities and organizations. 

For more information about the event Contact:
Rachele Garbuglia
Marketing & Communication Manager
+639175638633 / 02-9780279

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Use ATC: Vit. E for effortless and beautiful Skin within.

2016 is a year for all natural, we get all serious whenever we see another DIY video on YouTube to achieve a more natural makeup, hair- do, or even a fashion OOTD. Looking natural is the way to go, achieving this looks, makes you look younger and effortlessly beautiful. Gone are the days when you put on so much blush on and foundation to cover up your blemishes, this years, trend is all about, less is more.

It’s the same issue for our skin, sometimes we get so addicted using so many products on our skin. In belief that it’ll make our skin more radiant and smooth, but that’s not always the case. Using less skin care products can be healthier for you, using a skin care product that will give you all the benefits that your skin really needs. 

ATC Healthcare International Corp. searched for the best ingredient that gives a more beautiful and fit it into one convenient capsule of Vita-E.

Vita-E contains 400 IU of vitamin E, a known antioxidant that effectively protects the cells against free radicals and gives our skin a beautiful, youthful and effortless glow.

Free radicals are molecules that harm cells and contribute to the development of conditions such as stroke and cancer which Vita-E helps to prevent. These antioxidants are also essential for the maintenance of healthy skin by protecting it from UV-induced damage. Vita-E works from the inside making you feel AND look great. Not only that Vita-E is essential in maintaining the functions of our heart, blood vessels, and nervous system, Vita-E also gives all around protection for a healthy immune system

Take care of what’s beneath and be naturally beautiful with Vita-E. Vita-E is recommended to be taken one capsule per day. Vita-E is SRP P14.00 per soft gel capsule, available at Mercury Drug and all 

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Standout with ATC FatOut

Are you all clean? Clean on the inside and the outside? Since we’re kids we’re thought to always have a good hygiene. People always make sure to teach us how to take a bath, brush our teeth, brush our hair, and stay prim and presentable at all times. Hygiene is very important in our health, but what most people forget to teach is, being clean on the inside especially our colon is very important. Worry no more because FatOutcan help with that.

FatOutcan help make your digestive system more effective. When our colon is cleansed it pushes out undigested waste, clearing the way and helping you absorb good nutrients better. With a healthy colon your digestive system allows you to easily pass undigested waste through your system which can result to having lesser risk of other digestive problems and disorder and also help in weight loss.

FatOuthas the revolutionary Sweep and Shred Formula which helps in cleansing your colon and trimming down your fat.  Psyllium Husk sweeps and cleanses toxins in your colon while Green Tea Extract shreds and burns your fat. FatOut eliminates hard-to-digest fats and helps detoxify the colon. It nourishes the digestive system that can help in proper bowel movement and digestion. The sweep and Shred formula can help you lose the pounds without putting your health at risk. Note that, FatOut is not a medicinal drug and is not used to treat the symptoms of any disease.

FatOut should be taken daily, before every meal, preferably with a warm glass of water. FatOut is available at all Mercury Drug stores and other leading drugstores nationwide for SRP P125.00 per capsule. Stand out with FatOut!

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Movie Release: Message from the King from Solar Entertainment!

In the first-look photo from his new action-thriller Message From the King, Chadwick Boseman is a man on a mission.

The movie, directed by Fabrice Du Welz, stars Boseman as a man from South Africa who has suddenly lost all contact with his younger sister, and travels to Los Angeles only to find evidence that she has gotten involved in the city's dark underbelly. He then takes it upon himself to avenge her.

Luke Evans, Teresa Palmer and Alfred Molina star alongside the Black Panther actor in Message From the King, which is now in post.
Stepehn Cornwell and Oliver Butcher penned the script, with Cornwell also producing. 

The movie is produced by Entertainment One Features, Rumble Films and The Ink Factory. Sierra/Affinity is overseeing international sales, while Solar Pictures is releasing for Solar Entertainment. Message From The King is coming soon in the Philippines.

Message From The King Synopsis:
After suddenly losing all contact with his younger sister, Jacob King arrives in Los Angeles determined to track her down. Trying to piece together her last known movements, King finds unsettling evidence of a life gone off the rails – drugs, sex and secrets in the sleazy underbelly of the City of Angels. Undeterred by warnings to go home, King proves to be more than a match for the violence he is confronted with as he relentlessly pursues the truth about what happened to his sister.  

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#1 series in its timeslot in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines, drawing bigger audiences
(25 February 2016, Singapore) – The season four premiere of HISTORY’s critically acclaimed scripted drama series Vikings pummeled the competition on Friday night, as the #1 show in its timeslot beating all English language cable channels in Singapore, Malaysia (excluding Movies and Sports channels) and the Philippines (excluding Kids channels).

Singapore saw an increase of +320% Cable 15+ viewers, Malaysia drew in 218% more viewers aged 15+, while the Philippines brought in 644% more 25+ ABC1 audience on its debut night, all more than its prime time average.

The new season of Vikings will introduce its first Asian character, “Yidu”, who will play a pivotal role in the series. Asian-Canadian actress Dianne Doan joins the stellar cast as “Yidu”, the mysterious slave who fascinates Viking chieftain Ragnar.

Vikings season four airs as a same day telecast with the United States, every Friday at 9pm on HISTORY.

HISTORY™ is available on SKYCable Ch 67; Cable Link Ch. 43; Dream Satellite Ch 30; Destiny Cable Ch 57; and Cignal Ch 125.

Source: Kantar Media, Singapore, Kantar Media, Malaysia DTAM, Kantar Media, Urban Philippines. Vikings S4 Premiere Episode 1 timeslot on 19 February 10pm-11pm (SG/MY), 9pm-10pm (PH).HISTORY Prime average based on period 6pm-12mn (SG/PH) 1 Jan 2015-21 Feb 2016/20 Feb 2016 (MY)

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska search for best basketball players continues in Davao

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA Presented by Alaska continues its search for the best basketball players in the country when it holds its second Regional Selection Camp at the Ateneo de Davao University (Grade School, High School at Matina Campus) on Feb. 27 and 28.

Boys and girls may join the search for the ten best boy and five best girl basketball players who will become members of the Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA All-Star team. There is also a search for the boys and girls coaches who will handle the two teams.

The All-Star Team will travel overseas for their NBA experience trip together with fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia. The 2015 Jr. NBA All-Stars traveled to China to watch the NBA Global Games in Shenzhen featuring the Charlotte Hornets and the L.A. Clippers.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is free and open to boys and girls ages 10 to 14 years old (born 2002 to 2006). Interested parties may register at the venue in Ateneo de Davao University or online through     
The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Presented by Alaska is one of Alaska Milk’s programs that shape, train, challenge and inspire children to achieve their dreams and aspirations in life.

“These holistic programs train children to be confident, disciplined and hardworking because Alaska Milk Corporation aims to prepare them to be winners in life in the future. This year’s program includes new locations such as Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite to reach more children and coaches and discover the best basketball players across the country,” said Blen Fernando, Marketing Director.  

The 2011 National Nutrition Survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) revealed that three out of ten children aged 5-10 years were underweight while eight out of one hundred children of the same age were overweight, making malnutrition and obesity two of the most pressing nutritional problems in the Philippines today.  

The Jr.NBA and Jr.WNBA presented by Alaska is under Alaska Milk’s Nutrition.Action.Champion program. It helps address the issue of overweight and undernourished Filipino children with the promotion of proper nutrition and active lifestyle through sports and outdoor play.

This year’s program started with the tip-off at Don Bosco Technical Institute Makati last Jan. 23. School clinics, that teach the fundamentals of basketball, will run until April with stops in Bukidnon, Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Dagupan, Davao, Iloilo, Metro Manila and Puerto Princesa. New locations include Batangas, Catanduanes and Cavite.  

Other than Davao there will also be Regional Selection Camps in Cebu (March 5-6) and Metro Manila (April 9-10).  The top 50 boys and 24 girls from the Regional Selection Camps will advance to the final selection stage in the National Training Camp in Manila on April 22-24.

NBA and WNBA players or legends will attend the National Training Camp to help train and inspire the finalists. The program will culminate with the selection of ten Jr. NBA and five Jr. WNBA All-Stars.

More than 36,000 players and 2,700 coaches have participated in the program since it started in the Philippines in 2007. During the 2015-16 season, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA program will reach more than 6.5 million youth in 32 countries.

The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA is the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls which teaches the fundamental skills as well as the core values of the game at the grassroots level in an effort to help grow and improve the youth basketball experience for players, coaches and parents.  

Here are the names of the Champion Finalist:

 RSC Davao Participants who will be going to 
Manila for the Jr. NBA/WNBA 
Presented by Alaska National Training Camp:

GIRLS - Kate Buenaventura - 14 years old- 
Aloha Marie Betanio- 12 yrs old
Marcilla Grace Dellosa - 13 yrs old
Rozie Amatong - 11 yrs old

Boys - Tryon Limar Langala - 14 yrs old
Alfonso Candari- 13 yrs old
Rysan Villasenda - 13 yrs old
Anscar Mamac - 13 yrs old
Lance Centeno - 13 yrs old
Jacen Neil Deligero - 12 years old
Louise Andre Joring -

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Friday, February 26, 2016

ALASKA: Bringing out the Child's passionate enthusiasm in Basketball!

Solidifying one's passion in sports is rooted not only on their ability to play. Child's passion is driven by others who influence them to learn how basketball  truly works,it is played by the heart.

A child's brain can be molded & can easily adapt & pick up new learnings especially if the knowledge is imparted with their role model such as their father,siblings or cousins.

It's ordinary for Filipino kids to love basketball with the fame of our all star PBA. Definitely, baguio kids has their own idol in NBA. Dreams to compete internationally and learned basketball skills with strength,confidence,consistency & accuracy.

Girls in Baguio at JrWNBA training camp

More Defense skills shown by JRWNBA 

JrNBA coaches trained ood shooting skills

During our stay in Baguio JrNBA/ JrWNBA basketball training camp,I witnessed the alertness,energy,enthusiasm & eagerness to learn from the participants.

Their outstanding willingness to learn some points on how they can enriched their skills. However, being a kid never fades way to enjoy life and play around. What I love most in this coverage which is sponsored by ALASKA, you can see the passion of basketball on their eyes,  like this 2 kids that I watched how they drive their moves, dribling, shooting skills and defensive attack.

Their names are:  Glenn Canda and Stephanie Ranio.

Stephanie Ranio
Stephanie, a 13 year old girl from Sicai Baguio is oneOf the Soccer player on her School. She just recently,transferred from their Soccer team into Basketball Varcity, it's been 1 yr, since,she played basketball on her team. It runs on her system that she loves sports. When, I talked to her, she's quite hesitant & shy. But, if you look in her eyes and watched how she played.

There's a certain power of action, a moves like a CHAMPION, like how ALASKA remodels an individual to stand up to be a WINNER on their life's journey. Upon, seeing how he defensively, get the ball from her opponents, how she shoot and make some lay-up. I can see her strong drive for basketball. How she passed the ball and how she like to take risk & eager to have points in the ring. I believe in her strength and valor, I know with her patience and perseverance, she can get far. It's a matter on how you believe in yourself like ALASKA who creates champions that reinforce confidence, hardwork & discipline.

Glenn Canda
This kid really amazed everyone which includes me. It's not how small you are, but, how big is your heart in BASKETBALL. Glenn has been playing basketball since he was 7 years old, his the youngest of her 2 lovely siblings. He loves basketball so much & he joined Baguio JrNBA to showcase his kills and learn more strategies on how he could play more confidently.

Like the dream plan of ALASKA, Nutrition, Action and CHAMPION. Glenn shows an incredible act of sportmanship and teamwork. As he drives himself to passed the ball on his team mates, on how he used his 3point skills to score for the team. His skills overpowers others by his alertness, speed and joyfullness inside the court. I see in his eyes, how he wanted to learn more about the basketball industry. His quite small in his age, but, just like other NBA legends who are not giants but they excel and become great champions in history. I believe this kid will reached his potential goals. He needs strength and confidence coming from ALASKA wherein they guide children to have a positive values and have an Active lifestyle thru Sports which you gained discipiline, valor and leadership skills.

 1st Day of JRNBA /JrWNBA photos for Pre-selection:
E-cow plays with Benguet JRWNBA

E-COW plays hard to get

665 JrNBA/ JrWNBA Baguio Participants

Baguio Participants with JRNBA Coaches

Amazing Baguio Kids Participants

Pre-selection for JRWNBA

Craig Brown announces 44 JrWNBA participants for DAY1

Imagine, hundreds of childrens participate to train at Regional Training camp for JrNBA meaning Filipino's has an outstanding love for this sports even Coach Craig brown was so surprised with the outcome. Also, I witnessed how pursuasive all the coaches are, patiently imparting their skills to this children. 

One thing that I love most on this event, as participants goes thru every level, thru dribling, lay out, footworks and shooting skills. All of them, properly fall in line, waiting their next turn. Smiling and making friends with everyone. Baguio JrNBA/ JrWNBA are the most sweetest and friendly participants I've ever talked with.
Their active and love to take pictures.

2nd Day of JrNBA / JrWNBA photos:

The Winners for Final League that will move forward to 
Manila National Training Camp for JrNBA/ JrWNBA
are as follows:

Vincent Madiwo
Sergz Quitaleg
Emmanuel Macaranas
Jan Zyrus De Ayre
Wrench Mason Roquid
Ric Ozner Gatuz

2 Girls named:
Treena Areola
Rae Jemima Caba

Jemima stated that "girls whose inspiring being part of JrWNBA should try their best in Basketball." Her inspiration in
Basketball was her Brother and Father. 
She's been playing badketball since
Grade3. Recently, she's on Grade 7, 
she's a varsity in her school As a Point Guard. 
Jemima is very happy to be chosen as one of the girls
Who will be included in Manila Training Camp for JrNBA.

Dreams do come true if you believe in yourself. Thru, ALASKA who fulfills every journey making their champions in reality.

Here are some fabulous photos of my ALASKA JrNBA/ JrWNBA
Coverage in BAGUIO:
From the Hotel, StrawberryFarm,Goodshepherd,
Benguet State University Baguio JrNBA Training Camp:

Thank you ALASKA for the memorable experience & for witnessing the happy faces of Baguio Kids who
Experience training with NBA coaches...


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