Sunday, January 31, 2016

Special Celebration of Chinese New Year at Lai Lai Hotel in ChinaTown

Herald the Lunar Year with joyous celebrations, traditional festive goodies and sumptuous feasts at Chinatown Lai Lai Hotel, set to take place on February 7, 2016, 6:00 pm to 12:00 mn.

To celebrate the year of the Fire Monkey, Chinatown Lai Lai Hotel has prepared an array of traditional Chinese activities. The celebration will kick off with a Lion Dance and Taoist Blessing to bring good luck to the whole Filipino and Chinese community. There will also be snippets of Feng Shui forecasts and predictions for the upcoming year.



In addition, the hotel will also host its first ever Search for Little Emperor and Empress of Chinatown Lai Lai Hotel. The contest is open to all children around the country from age 5-9 years old, who will compete in Chinese New Year costume, talent showdown and question and answer portion. The winners will be the face of Chinatown Lai Lai Hotel’s print and online advertisements.



Another contest during the celebration will be the 1st Chinatown Lai Lai Hotel Singing Idol. The completion is open to all Filipino/Chinese male and female contestants at least 18-27 years of age. Grand winners will receive cash prizes and gift items from sponsors.

Chinatown Lai Lai Hotel has also designed a special offer featuring 20% discount on all room categories from February 8 – March 1, 2016. 



With a discounted room rate that starts at Php 1,824.00 for an overnight stay, spend the beginning of the Lunar New Year at the hotel’s spacious and rooms with Feng Shui interiors while indulging in an appetizing breakfast buffet for two, complimentary high-speed WiFi.

The Chinese New Year 2016 Celebration is organized by LDF Events Management is the home of powerhouse events team in the Metro. For more event information, you may call 02-505-2601 or send an email to ldfeventsmanagement@gmail.com

For hotel room inquiries and reservations, please visit www.chinatownlailaihotel.com or call (+632) 252-2888 and look for Jeffrey Tee or Apple Castro. You may also send an email to sales@chinatownlalailai.com.

Issued on behalf of Chinatown Lai Lai Hotel by LDF Events Management.

For more information, please contact:

Nadj Villaver
Mobile: 09175115798
Email: nadj.ldfevents@gmail.com


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Saturday, January 16, 2016

The 3rd National Digital Arts Awards #DigitalPinoyAko #NDAA2015

I was fortunate enough to witness another milestone in the field of Digital Arts as I attend the 3rd National Digital Arts Awards last January 15, 2016 at Newport Perfoming Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila in cooperation with Dems Angeles of DemsAngeles.com, Donna Cristobal of Honey's Haven and Globaltronics Inc.



National Digital Arts Awards (NDAA) is an award giving body created by Globaltronics Incorporated which aims to highlight and recognize the skills and talents of young digital artists in the Philippines. NDAA has two categories namely Print and Motion Graphics. #DigitalPinoyAko is the main theme for NDAA 2015 which allows participants to have their own interpretation of the Philippines as a country that continues to rise with the help of technology. Entries from different parts of the Philippines show an integration of technology and rich visual media as integral to nation building, instilling nationalism in every Filipino and how moving forward, the young people can influence culture using positive values towards affirmative change.

Big winners for this year were as follows:

Print Category

3rd Place



We Are Juan
WONG, GIAN CARLO S.
Mapua Institute of Technology

2nd Place



Ang Pagpupulong (The Meeting)
NAPEÑAS, JEAN P.
Technological University of the Philippines

1st Place



Project Upgrading Motherbayan
ESPEÑA, JOHN PAULO M.
Polytechnic University of the Philippines2nd Placer

Motion Graphics Category

3rd Place

Building Juan
GARRIDO, GIAN PAOLO G.
Mapua Institute of Technology



OFFICIAL ENTRY FOR #NDAA2015 MOTION GRAPHICS CATEGORY'Building Juan'"We have advanced from our traditional identity alongside with technology without defiling our identity. The digital media are great means of promoting our culture, traditions, and values to the whole world."~ Gian Paolo G. Garrido Mapua Institute of Technology
Posted by National Digital Arts Awards on Thursday, December 3, 2015

2nd Place

Young Digital Heroes
ESPELITA, ANTON VICTOR S.
First Academy of Computer Arts - Makati City


OFFICIAL ENTRY FOR #NDAA2015 MOTION GRAPHICS CATEGORY'Young Digital Heroes'The work envisions the Filipino youth, combined with their talents and skills with technology to become the heroes in nation building."~ Anton Victor S. Espelita First Academy of Computer Arts, Makati City
Posted by National Digital Arts Awards on Thursday, December 3, 2015

1st Place

Ang Pinoy Sa Digital Age
NERY, PHILIP ALFRED B.
Malayan Colleges of Laguna



OFFICIAL ENTRY FOR #NDAA2015 MOTION GRAPHICS CATEGORY'Ang Pinoy Sa Digital Age'"Through our knowledge in the digital technology, we can show the world what our country can offer."~ Philip Alfred B. Nery Malayan Colleges of Laguna
Posted by National Digital Arts Awards on Thursday, December 3, 2015

After the recognition of winners, the event was followed by a concert. Kean Cipriano of Callalily and Eunice Jorge of GraceNote opened the night with songs from their latest album #HappyTogether. Up Dharma Down performed next with their original songs. Listening to OO and Tadhana combo will always be an epic experience. It's my first time to watch UDD performed live and it was surreal. UDD also performed their rendition of the song Foolish Heart. While UDD performs, an awesome digital art flashes on the beautifully crafted stage. Parokya ni Edgar closes the night with an energetic jamming performance. A Team PH also entertained us with 3 different dance routines. It just goes to show how Filipinos are extremely talented in any field of arts.

Kean Cipriano and Eunice Jorge

Armi of Up Dharma Down

A-Team Philippines




Alden Richards, the newest Boardwalk YES Ambassador, also graced the event. He performed his signature song, God Gave Me You, which made the audience go gaga. Boardwalk continues to innovate their organization by introducing the Young Empowered Sociopreneurs (YES) Project. You can check share.ph for more information.

Alden Richards singing God Gave me You.


I am looking forward for NDAA 2016 as more emerging digital artists come to life. Cheers to Filipino talent and ingenuity. Until next NDAA Awarding Concert!

Great night with Dems and Donna.




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Monday, January 4, 2016

Welcoming the New Year with a New Light in VRP Medical Center.

With the fiery new year comes new changes, VRP Medical Center embarks on a major renovation plan for its people stakeholders, doctors, and patients alike. Since its renovations earlier last year, VRP focuses on a more customer oriented approach. A family based corporation never distracted from its vision: “A Hospital That Cares,” VRP opens its hearts to developing and improving quality service, technological advancement, and a warm, calming environment.



Doors open to a fresh Central Registration Area, a well crafted mural to greet the children and families, and a spacious waiting area for visitors and friends. From a 148 square meter room, the Emergency Room will be extending to 224 square meters to accommodate patients and those waiting in line. VRP sets into motion an additional 48 rooms to shelter its current 178 bed capacity.

Focusing on comfort, modernity, and care, VRP continually strives to improve their wide array of facilities in order to better serve the people. The hospital launched their new Nuclear Medicine Department last October 2015 under the guide and eye of Dr. Jeanelle Margareth Tang, an immigrant from Canada who decides to come home to the Philippines and finish a training course, with hopes to set up a practice in Nuclear Medicine. In partnership with Mandaluyong Medical Services Inc. (MNMSI), VRP already has a solid support right from the start from its supplier, Intermedical SE, to its doctors, partners and stockholders. The rise of the Nuclear Medical Department brings forth new services for its patients such as thyroid function tests, general nuclear imaging, bone scans, reflux studies, GFR and radionuclide therapy. It also boasts a new set of high quality equipment like the Multicam 1000, a camera that provides hires solution and better imaging under medical procedures, and the Berthold Multicrystal LB2111 Gamma Counter.

Dramatic change is everywhere, both inside and out. With an idea of a holistic healing, the roof deck will be converted into an intimate chapel for those in search of spiritual guidance. Additional offices, departments, and a Physician Center is also in the works. The facade will also undergo a major contemporary aesthetic change which could reflect beauty and care of VRP.



With its fresh, newly minted facility and developed professional care, patients could only expect more from the newly improved VRP Medical Center. As a family and as a community, VRP welcomes the year right.

A hospital that cares, VRP Medical Center is now in its 42 years of medical service to its Philippine community. The first hospital to be ISO certified, VRP remains to give high quality healthcare and improves the advancement of medical practices and technology in accordance with the ever-changing trends and practices in Science and Medicine. Our physicians, renowned for their own fields in medicine, spearhead our medical research, and the training and development of budding doctors. 

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Metro Manila Film Festival 2015 #MMFF2015

I was fortunate enough to have the luxury of time to watch ALL of the 8 entries for Metro Manila Film Festival 2015. Given the said instance, I am sharing you my personal thoughts in all of the films for this batch! (Movies have been numbered considering the content, relevance and technicalities. 1 being the most preferred)

1. Nilalang



Never seen any of Maria Ozawa film before and she brought something refreshing to the table. The film has this Samurai X-ish vibe which I really love. During the awards night of Metro Manila Film festival, this film bagged most of the technical awards namely Best Festival Sound: Ditoy Aguila, Best Musical Score: Jessie Lasaten, Best Visual Effects, Best Editing and Best Cinematography. They really deserved all of the commendations and praises in terms of technicalities. I also love the story line as the subject material has never been treated this way before. Kudos to team Nialalang. I think there would be a sequel for this. Just a thought, I wonder what will be the outcome of the film if Robin Padilla played the lead as originally planned.

2. Honor Thy Father



I can never blame other people if they will not appreciate this film. Honor Thy Father is a mere reflection of commoners in a rural setting. With subjects from religion, networking, tribal war, close family ties and love, this film will definitely make you cringe and think of what ifs and buts. John Lloyd is John Lloyd. He never fails to deliver. From RomCom to heavy Drama like this material, he is definitely a jewel in the industry. With Erik Matti as director, he surely always bring a special twist to movie goers. With his unconventional way of filming, I am always looking forward to his projects. (Getting ready for Darna 2016!) Honor Thy Father will let you realize and evaluate your relationship with the Lord and with your father. 

3. All You Need Is Pag-ibig



This film has lot of "hearts" and "feels" as what Antoinette Jadaone's films always have. Tagged as "Blockbuster Hugot Director of the Philippines", Antonette Jadaone always surprise us with LOVE as her main element. Get ready for a roller coaster ride of emotions.I like how Kim Chui portrayed her role. She really get out of her comfort zone. Nova Villa was given a spotlight and it was heartfelt. For someone who experienced to be neglected and felt unimportant, I can totally relate (insert a sad song here). Hahaha. Kidding aside, All you need Pag-ibig is a heartfelt movie worth watching with family, friends and special people you value.

4. #WalangForever



Winning the Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Actress in the recently concluded Metro Manila Film Festival, #WalangForever is a star studded film. It has been described as a "screenplay within a screenplay" as it shows a life of a screenwriter struggling with her writing due to problem with her romantic relationship. 

5. Buy Now Die Later



This is a 5 part story film which connects each one with a desire for greatness in life (work career, fame, romantic relationship, youth and material success). I love how the movie has been connected in one scene. The movie has it's own hit and miss but will surely enjoy by the audiences. John Sweet Lapuz makes me laugh out loud supported by Cai Cortes. This film is way better than any Shake, Rattle and Roll series.

6. Haunted Mansion



With amusing and stellar portrayal's of caliber actresses, Iza Calzado and LJ Reyes, Haunted Mansion added it's edge to other local films produced. Jun Robles Lana put the "teleserye" vibe as evident on the credits at the start of the film. Haunted Mansion has its misses but will never fail you with the "gulat factor" which I believe important with this kind of genre. Janella Salvador, Marlo Mortel and Jerome Ponce is promising in this film.

7. Beauty and The Bestie



Laughing from start to finish. This is by far Wenn Deramas and Vice Ganda's best tandem film. Although the punchline comes from other people's misfortune, the supporting cast serves as the saving grace. I like the plot of the story which is more relevant than other WD and VG films. 

8. My Bebe Love #KiligPaMore



Didn't enjoyed the movie that much. That short and simple.

I hope that next year, films to be included in this festival would be more diverse and relevant. One step at a time. Mabuhay ang pelikulang Pilipino.



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