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Avida Opens Flagship Showroom at Glorietta

Aiming to make its ever-growing product portfolio more accessible to the public, Avida Land,  the mid-priced property development unit of listed Ayala Land, Inc., announces the opening of its flagship showroom at the 2/F Glorietta 4, Ayala Center in Makati City.

Strategically situated inside a mall setting and housing Avida’s various projects in one location, the company’s biggest showroom to date makes it easier for prospective clients to learn more about Avida projects and likewise, for property specialists to conveniently assist interested buyers.

Avida Showroom in Glorieta 4

Featuring separate nooks that introduce the company’s newest projects, the showroom will allow visitors to view studio, one bedroom and two bedroom model units that can be found on a typical Avida condo development.

Avida's Studio Unit

“The showroom gives people an idea of what their future Avida home can look like,” says Christopher Maglanoc, Avida Land President.  “We want to give them a preview of homes that Avida offers – thoughtfully-designed, located in secure communities and just within reach for young professionals, newlyweds and emerging families.”

Avida 1 Bedroom Unit

Suited for young professionals and urbanites, the studio unit showcases Avida Towers Asten, Avida’s three-tower condo project in Makati that features an edgy modern design and amenities with a unique concept retail area. The one bedroom unit is inspired by Avida’s first vacation home development, Serin West Tagaytay with its modern yet relaxing design that is perfect for family leisure. Ideal for those who need bigger space such as growing families, the two bedroom unit is conceptualized for Avida Towers Altura, the first residential development in Avida’s first large-scale, mixed-use community in Muntinlupa, South Park District.

Avida 1BR Unit

Antonino Aquino, President of Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) declares, “We are proud of this latest Avida milestone which showcases its latest product offerings in a very accessible location here in Glorietta.”

The housewarming themed event had all the elements of luck that are believed to bring joy, prosperity, and abundance. To further the “home-sweet-home-experience,” guests enjoyed great food, drinks, and a dessert buffet by Sonja’s Cupcakes. Aside from the invited friends from media, the event was graced by Avida and Ayala Land top executives.

The Avida Showroom Glorietta, located at the 2/F Glorietta 4, is open to the public between 10AM to 9PM from Monday to Thursday and 10AM to 10PM from Friday to Sunday.

PETA braces for “Rak of Aegis”

Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) has recently concluded its auditions for its newest production “Rak of Aegis”. Continue reading

The world’s most daring catwalk


Models will dare to walk at 4,000 feet over the Grand Canyon in the highly anticipated J Autumn Fashion Show in the United States on 1 November 2013. Staged on the engineering marvel ‘the Skywalk’, also known as the “best new bridge” made of glass, the show will demonstrate an exquisite combination of human creative genius and Mother Nature’s greatest wonder in an hour long catwalk. It is also set to celebrate the rise of the new generation of young self-made entrepreneurs led by fashion model Jessica Minh Anh. Continue reading

John Lloyd and Angelica in pursuit of happiness

ABS-CBN’s most bankable stars John Lloyd Cruz and Angelica Panganiban have kept the public speculating on their rumored romance. Intriguing photos from Angelica’s Instagram account showing a photo collage of the couple spending time together, Angelica inside a Mercedes Benz, and a gorgeous diamond ring – made the public ask what the real score is between the two big celebrities. In its November 2012 issue, YES! magazine finally ends speculations in a 9-page article saying: “YES, it’s them. They’re together.”

The exclusive story on John Lloyd and Angelica in the latest issue of YES! reveals the highs and lows of the couple’s romantic tale – from their respective break-ups to the courtship, which lead to their current relationship. Reliable sources told YES!, “Their temperament is a match… Where Shaina is a kid, Angel is a woman… JL needs somebody na sanay mag-alaga ng star [and] Angelica has had practice [because] Derek had an ego… Maganda magdala ng relasyon si JL [dahilalaga ang babaeKahit maraming tao at malaking venue, nakatutok siya sa girl. That’s flattering for any girlfriend.”

Meanwhile, celebrity parents Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez – Alcasid gave YES! magazine an exclusive tour around their posh Quezon City hilltop home. “Regine really chose this place to be our home, where we will live for the rest of our lives,” Ogie says. The couple also shares their story of friendship that blossomed into a wonderful relationship and a family with baby Nate, who is turning one this November.

Also in this issue is Manny V. Pangilinan’s fifth home in Hong Kong. The YES! team was given the chance to visit his posh apartment that faces Victoria Harbour, as well as his Hong Kong office at the Two Exchange Square building.

This month’s issue is packed with exclusive stories plus YES!’ very first editorial opinion feature on the much-talked-about Cybercrime Law.

Enchong Dee infuses color in his everyday life

Enchong Dee is a full-fledged advocate of living a healthy lifestyle whose healthy regimen of exercise, swimming (an offshoot of his competitive days as front-runner for the De La Salle varsity swim team, which led to his stint with the Philippine National Swim Team), and careful food intake – keeps him at his best behavior at all times. In fact, he has been invited to join the Ironman Triathlon this August. Continue reading

A young boy who traded his cow for magic beans

Jack and the Beanstalk is a story of a young boy who traded his cow for magic beans that have turned out to be a beanstalk growing up to the sky where a giant lived with his golden harp and golden hen that lays golden eggs. Continue reading

Bare: a pop opera about two boys in love

In line with its 20th anniversary, the Ateneo blueREPERTORY of the Loyola Schools Performing Arts Cluster proudly presents “ BARE: A POP OPERA ” — the amazing Off-Broadway musical that narrates the story of two boys at a Catholic boarding school as they struggle through the challenges their clandestine love brings. Continue reading

Peter Pan: The timeless tale about the boy who never grew up

The legend of PETER PAN has been delighting children for over 100 years.  This faithful new version which will be first seen in Asia, promises to be a festive adventure with stunning scenery, show-stopping performances, swashbuckling sword fights, jaw dropping and breath-taking flying scenes. Continue reading

Everybody lilly lilly likes Ryan Bang

After a number of consecutive hosting stints and TV appearances, in different shows on the Kapamilya network, Ryan Bang has already become one of the most loved and awaited young stars on Philippine television today. And now, he is indeed ready to completely break into the world of show business with the release of his self-titled album. Continue reading

Kate Winslet stars in a five-episode miniseries on HBO

The much-anticipated HBO Original Miniseries, MILDRED PIERCE, starring Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet in the title role, will premiere in Asia on Thursday, June 9, with a special 2-hour premiere starting 9pm on HBO / HBO HD. Continue reading

HBO wins four Golden Globe Awards

HBO received four wins at the 68th Annual Golden Globe® Awards announced on 16 January in Los Angeles. The award-winning titles include 2 wins for Boardwalk Empire and one each for You Don’t Know Jack and Temple Grandin. Continue reading


Tick the boxes on your Christmas wish list with Eastwood’s wonderful roster of holiday events kicking off this weekend.

Music lovers will surely be delighted with the concerts all lined up. Eastwood’s Christmas Chorale Series at the Eastwood Mall Atrium kicks off on Friday, December 3, with the Faith Academy Choir singing to well-loved Christmas carols. Chorale Concerts continues every Friday and Saturday of December. Continue reading

Unwind with Star Movies’ September flicks

There’s no better way to spend your Sunday night than chilling out and catching a movie with the whole family. Problem is, Dad wants to see the fast cars and the big guns. Mom prefers a romantic comedy. And the kids want an animated comedy before school the next day.

Nicholas Cage in the science fiction thriller Knowing

Instead of spending your Sundays doing a tug-of-war for the remote control, Star Movies offers a treat for the whole family this September with Sunday Mega Movies. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie, a fan of love stories, a kid or kid-at-heart, or a tearjerker softie, you will surely find a movie that’s tailor-fit for you. Continue reading

IN FOCUS: Limbunan,Vox Populi, and Si Techie, si Teknoboy at si Juana B

By Gutierrez Mangansakan II
The New Breed Category: Finalist, Full Length Feature


Limbunan glimpses into the life of a bride-to-be as she is kept from public view prior to the wedding in her private quarters – limbunan.

The film captures the ritual motions of the women in a family preparing for the wedding of seventeen-year-old Ayesah who is betrothed to a man she barely knows. As preparations for her union is underway, Ayesah is reunited with her childhood tutor Maguid who returns to the village as a militiaman after five years, reawakening Ayesah’s past memory of childhood infatuation. Throughout Ayesah’s confinement her precocious and rebellious eight-year-old sister Saripa becomes her eyes to the world beyond her room. Her mother Amina keeps her composure despite the fact her husband sleeps with his second wife half of the time, finding solace in the belief that it is both her religious and familial duty to be an obedient wife. Ayesah’s aunt Farida is tasked to ensure that she is prepared for the wedding. However, Farida’s dark past challenges Ayesah’s resolve finding herself choosing between love and loyalty to tradition and family. Continue reading

IN FOCUS: Rekrut, Magkakapatid, and Halaw

By Danny AÑonuevo
The New Breed Category: Finalist, Full Length Feature


What is the measure of true friendship? Jamir, a devout Muslim, and Lando, a Christian, are among an elite group of young recruits formed by military officers for a classified operation. These impressionable young men would undergo intense and grueling training that put their will and strength of character to the test. Amidst all the hardships, these men set aside their differences and became brothers. But what happens when the institution they have sworn to protect becomes the wedge that will tear their brotherhood apart? Continue reading

Celebrate Philippines-Japan Friendship Month

The Japan Foundation, Manila (JFM) and the Embassy of Japan invite everyone to the month-long celebration of the Philippines-Japan Friendship Month this July.

The JFM showcases the best of Japanese contemporary photography, cinema, music and theater through the different events happening in Metro Manila, Davao and Cebu.

Experience out of the ordinary moments captured in print with Japanese Contemporary Photography exhibit, Out of the ordinary/extraordinary at the Metropolitan Museum of Manila from June 22 to September 30.  The exhibit introduces the works of eleven Japanese photographers who confront the complexity of an increasingly complicated world by coming up with new forms of expression. Continue reading

Party from dusk till dawn

by Nickie Wang

Around two thousand years ago, beer was not a popular drink because of its bitter taste. As we all know, beer tastes even awkward when not chilled so it’s understandable why our ancestors didn’t like it that much.

Fast-forward to the present time, beer is already a part of almost every kind of occasion. Naturally, beer  should only be consumed in moderation, however the reason beer has been so popular today is because manufacturers have found ways to reintroduce the product to the consumers by establishing it as the main party drink.

This month, a new kind of party will be introduced to keep up with party animals’ insatiable appetite to have fun. Apart from drinking spree, there are several popular ways to set up a great party like  incorporating fashion and music and inviting well-known personalities. And that’s what exactly San Mig Light Party All Night is all about. Continue reading


Tony S. Espejo, artistic director of Gantimpala Theater, one of the leading dramatic arts companies in the Philippines today, announces the enrollment of its 33rd Summer Drama Workshop.

The 33rd Gantimpala Theater Summer Drama Workshop, which is slated on April 5 to May 15, 2010, offers a two-in-one course that will teach its participants basic acting and acting for musical theater. Classes will be at the Rehearsal Hall, Open Air Auditorium Building , inside Luneta Park , in Manila . Continue reading

Want to have dinner with Neil Gaiman?

Multi-awarded and best-selling author Neil Gaiman

How would you like to have dinner with Neil Gaiman? Now you can have the chance to have dinner with the multi-awarded and best-selling author.

On March 17 to 18, 2010, Gaiman will be in the country for the 3rd Philippine Graphic Fiction Awards and the launching of the Philippine Graphic/Fiction Awards anthology, a compilation of winning entries for the past 3 years. Continue reading