Saturday, June 30, 2012

Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise Called it Quits

Actress Katie Holmes is ending her five-year marriage to hubby Tom Cruise in a surprise split reportedly centered on Scientology. The 33-year-old actress wants sole custody of their daughter, Suri.

Holmes announced the breakup through her New Jersey-based lawyer Friday saying her primary concern is the couple’s 6-year-old daughter.

Sources say that the divorce is not about money -- Katie doesn't need Tom's money because she has plenty of it. And it will be well taken cared of under the terms of the prenup. 

On the other hand, Cruise’s camp said the 49-year-old “Top Gun” star is devastated.

“Kate has filed for divorce and Tom is deeply saddened and is concentrating on his three children. Please allow them their privacy,” Cruise’s rep said in a statement to the Daily News. One source told The News that serious disagreements over their star spawn fueled the breakup.

The A-list marriage was the first for Holmes and the third for Cruise, who previously was hitched to actresses Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman, with whom he has two adopted children.

“This is a personal and private matter for Katie and her family,” Holmes’ lawyer Jonathan Wolfe said in a statement. “Katie’s primary concern remains, as it always has been, her daughter’s best interest.”


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Friday, June 29, 2012

Airline Promo: DragonAir - Fly from CLARK to Hong Kong from US$70!

 Special 2-to-travel Fares out of Clark.


  • Sales period: June 1 - August 31, 2012
  • Travel period: June 1 - September 30, 2012
  • Tickets are non-endorsable/non-reroutable/non-refundable/non-rebookable.
  • Minimum 2 days / Maximum 7 days stay
  • Subject to blackout period on the return 11-12 June 2012
  • Minimum 2 pasengers travelling together is required to avail this offer
  • Rate do not include taxes and surcharges
  • Child/Infant's fare not applicable.
  • The fares detailed in the offer/promotion are subject to availability and are offered on a first come, first served basis. The limited number of seats for the subject fares allocated to a particular flight may be fully booked although seats are still available in other fare types in the same class of travel.
  • Other terms and conditions apply. Rates are subject to change without prior notice.

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Airline Promo: Cebu Pacific 50% off Domestic and International destinations

Have a great Friday everyone! Plan your next trip with family and friends over the weekend. Our "We HALF it!" 50% off seat sale on all domestic and international seats is still ongoing!


  • 50% off on all Domestic and International seats
  • Sale Period: June 28 - July 1, 2012 or until seats last
  • Travel Period: Sept. 1 - November 30, 2012
 ** 50% off applies to air fare and fuel surcharge. Other fees such as country specific taxes, admin fee, ASF and baggage fees will apply after discount.

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Miss World Philippines 2012 Winner

Queeneerich Rehman, a 23-year-old Pakistani-Filipino beauty, is the newly crowned Miss World Philippines 2012 held at the Manila Hotel Tent last Sunday night. Rehman, a former varsity basketball player of the Assumption College, edged out 24 other aspirants to bag the P1-million cash prize and a brand new car from Hyundai.She also took the lion’s share of special awards during the coronation night: Miss Zenea Body Beautiful, Miss Pantene and Miss AMA-zing Beauty and Brains awarded by AMA University. During the preliminary events held earlier, she was also proclaimed Miss Philippine Prudential, Miss World Traveler and Miss Talent.

She only has three weeks to prepare for the international competition before flying to Inner Mongolia in China. Rehman is set to compete with over 120 other international beauties in the Miss World pageant in Ordos on Aug. 18.

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Folded and Hung END OF SEASON SALE

Save for the rainy days and get the best deals in Folded and Hung's END OF SEASON SALE!

  • Spend for your style and score great discounts from June 29 to July 31.
  • Up to 70% off on selected items!
  • All stores except branches in KCC Gen San, Gaisano Davao, Lee Plaza Dumaguete, SM Bacolod, SM Iloilo, Pacific Mall Cam Norte, Plaza Marcela Bohol, Park Mall Cebu, and Laoa.

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Microsoft to Acquire Yammer

Microsoft Corp. and Yammer Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Yammer, a leading provider of enterprise social networks, for $1.2 billion in cash. Yammer will join the Microsoft Office Division, led by division President Kurt DelBene, and the team will continue to report to current CEO David Sacks.

The infographic provides background and data about Yammer and SharePoint today, and the opportunities that collaboration and enterprise social networking have to help people work more effectively in today's workplace.

“The acquisition of Yammer underscores our commitment to deliver technology that businesses need and people love,” said Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft. “Yammer adds a best-in-class enterprise social networking service to Microsoft’s growing portfolio of complementary cloud services.”

Launched in 2008, Yammer now has more than 5 million corporate users, including employees at 85 percent of the Fortune 500. The service allows employees to join a secure, private social network for free and then makes it easy for companies to convert a grassroots movement into companywide strategic initiative.

Yammer will continue to develop its standalone service and maintain its commitment to simplicity, innovation and cross-platform experiences. Moving forward, Microsoft plans to accelerate Yammer’s adoption alongside complementary offerings from Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics and Skype.

“When we started Yammer four years ago, we set out to do something big,” Sacks said. “We had a vision for how social networking could change the way we work. Joining Microsoft will accelerate that vision and give us access to the technologies, expertise and resources we’ll need to scale and innovate.”

The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approval.


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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Burger King: P170 instead of P200 for an Angus Flame-Grilled Steakhouse Burger

Treat yourself to Burger King's 100% Angus Flame-Grilled Classic Steakhouse Burger Value Meal with Fries and Drink. From the original price of P200, it's now down to P170 only. Hurry! Offer begins today until July 2 only. Have It Your Way to a BK nearest you, Drive Thru or call 667-7171 for Delivery!

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Häagen-Dazs™ Philippines 1 Week Price-off

** 1 week price-off on all stickbars, crispy sandwich, and minicups starting June 25 until July 1 only! 


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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A-Deals: 20% off New Balance Shoes and Apparel

  • This voucher is valid for P2000 worth of regular-priced items inside your chosen participating New Balance, Planet Sports and TAF (The Athletes' Foot) store.
  • Redemption of vouchers will be from July 6 to September 9, 2012.
  • Only up to 5 vouchers are allowed per transaction.
  • This voucher may not be combined with other promos.
Click here for more details.

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Airphil Express now flies to Kuala Lumpur! Visit to book!
  • Manila to Kuala Lumpur 
  • P853 - Base Fare(one-way) only
  • Selling Period: June 20-July 15, 2012
  • Travel Period: June 21-Sept. 30, 2012

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SM Advantage Promo: P500 off at The Body Shop

Ladies!!! We have some great news for you! GET P500.00 OFF on Foundations, BB Cream, All Ladies’ & Men’s Eau De Toilettes and Eau De Parfums this June 28 to July 1, 2012 only! Don't forget to present your SM Advantage, SM Prestige or BDO Rewards Card upon payment to get the discount. Happy shopping!!!

Promo runs in The Body Shop outlets in SM Supermalls.

The Body Shop outlets in SM Supermalls:
SM Bacolod • SM Baguio • SM Bicutan • SM CDO • SM Cebu • SM Centerpoint • SM City North Edsa • SM Clark • SM Dasmariñas • SM Davao • SM Fairview • SM Hypermarket Pasig • SM Lipa • SM Makati • SM Manila • SM Marikina • SM Marilao • SM Megamall • SM Mall of Asia • SM Pampanga • SM Podium • SM San Lazaro • SM Southmall • SM Sta. Rosa • SM Sucat • SM The Block

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SMAC Deals: Pay only P500 for P1000 worth of Salvatore Mann Bags


Hey guys - finding the right bag at the right price is just really troublesome at times right? Salvatore Mann and SMAC deals know what you need and is offering up a deal that answers this particular problem!

Get that perfect bag from Salvatore Mann at a big discount! Spend P1000 on Salvatore Mann bags and just Pay P500 with this SMAC deal!

Salvatore Mann Bags range from P499.75 - P1499.75
Prices subject to change without prior notice.

July 04, 2012 - August 03, 2012

  • SM Department Store:Harrison
  • SM Department Store:SM Bacolod
  • SM Department Store:SM Bacoor
  • SM Department Store:SM Baguio
  • SM Department Store:SM Baliwag
  • SM Department Store:SM Batangas
  • SM Department Store:SM Bicutan
  • SM Department Store:SM Cagayan de Oro
  • SM Department Store:SM Cebu
  • SM Department Store:SM City North Edsa
  • SM Department Store:SM Clark
  • SM Department Store:SM Cubao
  • SM Department Store:SM Dasmarinas
  • SM Department Store:SM Davao
  • SM Department Store:SM Delgado
  • SM Department Store:SM Fairview
  • SM Department Store:SM Iloilo
  • SM Department Store:SM Las Pinas
  • SM Department Store:SM Lipa
  • SM Department Store:SM Lucena
  • SM Department Store:SM Makati
  • SM Department Store:SM Mall of Asia
  • SM Department Store:SM Manila
  • SM Department Store:SM Marilao
  • SM Department Store:SM Megamall
  • SM Department Store:SM Naga
  • SM Department Store:SM Olongapo
  • SM Department Store:SM Pampanga
  • SM Department Store:SM Quiapo
  • SM Department Store:SM Rosales
  • SM Department Store:SM Rosario
  • SM Department Store:SM San Lazaro
  • SM Department Store:SM San Pablo
  • SM Department Store:SM Sta. Rosa
  • SM Department Store:SM Sucat
  • SM Department Store:SM Tarlac
  • SM Department Store:SM Taytay
Visit SMAC Deals for more details.

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Facebook Automatically Changed Everyone's Email Address

Facebook just removed everyone's email address from their profile and replaced it with an email address without asking you. Here's how to easily fix the problem.

Facebook launched its own email service back in 2010, which was promptly forgotten by everyone. This morning, Forbes noticed that they removed everyone's email addresses from their profiles, replacing them with an email address instead (not Facebook's internal email address which they use for notifications and password resets, just the one listed on your profile). Luckily, it's easy to get your old email address back on your profile:

  • Click "About" on your profile and scroll down to your email address. Click "Edit" to change them.
  • Click on the circle next to your Facebook email address and change its setting to "Hidden From Timeline".
  • Click on the circle next to your other email addresses and change their settings to "Shown On Timeline".
  • Click the Save button at the bottom of the Edit popup (Don't forget this step).
That's all it takes. It's a really quick fix, but it was a big jerk move for Facebook to do this without asking permission, or even telling you that it happened. Spread this info around so people don't get stuck without any contact information, too, lest we lose the one aspect of Facebook that was still useful.

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Blog Giveaway: Tweet, Like and Win

Win these cute goodies from Clayformer shop: Cherry earrings, swirl earrings and Simsimi necklace! I know they are all too cute too resist. So hurry up, join my giveaway now, courtesy of Clayformer.

  1. Follow Kailarrific on Tumblr and Twitter. (2 entries)
  2. Like Clayformer on Facebook. (1 entry)
  3. Like (1 entry) and reblog this post as much as you can (1 entry per reblog)
  4. Tweet this: These goodies from Clayformer are too cute to resist! Join @kailarrific’s giveaway at + (state your number of entries)
Since you can reblog as much as you can, you can enjoy unlimited number of entries.
** Open to Philippine-based bloggers only. Giveaway ends on July 12, 2012.


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Monday, June 25, 2012


VALUE PACK SALE!!! Get a FREE SM Bonus item in every Value Pack! Save up to 80% this June 25-29 and July 2-6 at SM Marikina and selected Savemore Market branches.

Selected Savemore Market branches:
  Angeles • Marikina • Balibago • Halang • Ilagan 1 & 2 • Del Monte • Bayambang • Araneta • Savers

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Sunday, June 24, 2012


  1. All Lifestyle Cardholders will get 15% discount from 3:00-5:00pm, June 25-July 1, 2012.
  2. Valid only for cash purchases.
  3. Promo may not overlap with other in-store promos.
  4. Lifestyle Card will still earn points.
  5. Not valid for Cosmetic items and Gift packs.

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SUN CELLULAR Android Bundles Promo

Here's a very exciting treat from Sun Broadband - the ANDROID BUNDLES Promo!

Get a brand new Pocket WIFI and a Samsung Galaxy Y or a Samsung Galaxy Y PRO, ABSOLUTELY FREE when you subscribe to the BUNDLE 799 with unlimited Sun calls and texts, 250 texts to other networks, P100 consumable and 60 hours of internet, or to the BUNDLE 1249 with unlimited Sun calls and texts, 250 texts to other networks, P250 consumable and unlimited internet!

Be connected TWICE as more, even when you're spending only for one!

Visit The Sun Shop now to avail! And for the application requirements, click here:

Hurry, promo until August 31, 2012 only! Per DTI-NCR Permit No. 5028, Series of 2012

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Nicki Minaj Live in Manila on July 11, 2012 at the SM Arena.

Get up close and live with the global music icon that is Nicki Minaj who has captivated millions of fans across the globe with her hit song "Super Bass" for free when you purchase a new BlackBerry Curve 9220 or BlackBerry Curve 9320 smartphone from Globe with a Globe My Super Plan, a portfolio of the most flexible and customizable postpaid plans that allow customers to design their postpaid service plan based on their choice of consumable monthly amounts, freebies, and add-ons.

Globe subscribers availing of the new BlackBerry Curve smartphones are in for the biggest treat of their lives with a free and exclusive access to a night of great music as they move and groove to their favorite Nicki Minaj hits. Subscribers getting a new BlackBerry Curve 9220 are entitled to one (1) free ticket*, while those purchasing a new BlackBerry Curve 9320 get two free (2) tickets** to the concert party of the year. Existing subscribers outside their lock-up can opt to re-contract their account subscription and get the BlackBerry Curve 9220 or the BlackBerry Curve 9320 for the freetickets, while those within lock-up can either get a new postpaid line or purchase  prepaid phone kit.

“Socially-connected customers in the Philippines will love the new stylish BlackBerry Curve 9320 and 9220 smartphones,” said Hastings Singh, Managing Director, South Asia at RIM. “Our customers are important to us, so together with our partner Globe, we wanted to offer new My Super Plan customers who choose a BlackBerry Curve 9320 or 9220 an amazing ‘thank you’ in the form of free tickets to see Nicki Minaj, one of the hottest music acts out there,” he added.

“Globe is very excited to partner with BlackBerry in bringing Nicki Minaj up close and personal to her Filipino fans this July. Flying an international artist for an exclusive concert in the country as the only Southeast Asian destination is something we’ve never done before. As part of our continuing efforts to further grow our postpaid business, we are making Nicki Minaj’s concert party as our biggest freebie ever, making it exclusive to subscribers getting the new BlackBerry Curve 9220 or BlackBerry Curve 9320. With these two new BlackBerry smartphones, users can join the conversation and share a great concert party experience with each other, only from Globe and BlackBerry,” said Martha Sazon, Head of Globe Postpaid.
Get the newest BlackBerry Curve smartphones from Globe now by visiting, going to the Globe Store nearest you, or calling
730-1010 and become boom-ified with the Pink Friday gal herself, Nicki Minaj.

*Gen Ad/Upper Box/Lower Box 2 area on a first-come, first served basis
**Lower Box 1/VIP/Patron area on a first-come, first served basis

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Krispy Kreme Releases Butterfinger Treats

Indulge your Butterfinger cravings as Krispy Kreme unwraps its latest 75th birthday present to all - Butterfinger doughnuts and Butterfinger chillers.

Imagine Krispy Kreme’s soft, melt-in-your-mouth doughnuts and refreshingly smooth chillers made extra special by rich chocolate, peanuts, and the crispy, crunchy and peanut-buttery taste of Butterfingers—that’s what the Butterfinger doughnuts and chillers are all about. Available by May 23, these latest additions to Krispy Kreme’s line of premium products allow everyone to enjoy the sweet, peanut-buttery goodness of Butterfingers through two products.

Pass by a Krispy Kreme store today, and start sharing magical moments with Krispy Kreme’s Butterfinger treats.

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Airline Promo: AirPhil P88 Promo Fares

Catch fresh adventures on any Visayas destination for only P88! Base fare only!
  •  P 88 Base Fare
  • Manila to Bacolod, Calbayog, Catarman, Caticlan, Cebu, Iloilo, Kalibo, Tacloban, Tagbilaran
  •  Selling Period: June 23-24, 2012
  •  Travel Period: Aug. 25-Sept. 30, 2012
  •  One-way only
  • upto 10KG free baggage
Click here to book AirPhilippines.

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Brother's Burger Hamburger Day 2012

What better way to celebrate one of the most popular comfort food staples in the world than by enjoying it at half price? Fast casual gourmet burger chain Brothers Burger invites you to relish this mouthwatering experience to mark Hamburger Day as it slashes a whopping 50% off its bestselling Big Brothers Burger on June 22 and 23, 2012.

Each Big Brothers Burger will be offered at a half-price promo of P105, with the option to add only P13 for a drink of your choice (16oz. Iced Tea or Lemonade).

“As the creator of authentic flame-grilled burgers by design, Brothers Burger is once again excited to bring the annual Hamburger Day celebrations to the Philippines,” says Product & Supply Chain Director Chef Quito Jose of the promo, which the gourmet burger chain has been running for 9 years now.

He adds: “We started Hamburger Day way back in 2004 as a way of saying thank you to all our loyal customers. We want to offer diners a special way to savor our bestselling burger and also make them aware of our range of designer products and innovative combinations. The half off promo is something of an anniversary gift to them for helping make Brothers Burger the top of mind burger chain in the country.”

Brothers Burger’s Hamburger Day promo can be availed at the following branches: Alimall, Ayala Technohub Baguio, Convergys Ayala, IGM Davao, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Mile-Hi Baguio, Malate, Nuvali Sta. Rosa Laguna, Meralco Ave. Ortigas, Westgate Alabang, Pasong Tamo, Tomas Morato, Trinoma, Paseo de Magallanes, Katipunan, The Hub, Greenfield Mandaluyong, Hobbies of Asia, Greenhills and Bonifacio High Street (June 23 only). 


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Friday, June 22, 2012


Don't be left behind! Get your PISO SALE handset from SMART now!
SMART PISO SALE is available under Unli Plan 599 & All-In Plans. It is offered both for new subscription and retention program. To apply, please visit participating Smart Stores and present these requirements:

For New Subscription
  • Completely filled out Service Application Form
  • Valid ID
  • Proof of address
  • Financial documents 
For Retention Program (Contract Renewal)
  • Completely filled out Retention Program Application Form
  • Valid ID
  • Financial documents (if you will avail of plan upgrade)
For more information, click on these links:

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NBA: Heat burn the nets; trio of James, Wade and Bosh lift title

The Miami Heat were as hot as their namesake, and the decision of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to play together was finally validated after coming close in their first year together, as the trio lifted the Larry O'Brien Championship trophy, knocking out the Oklahoma City Thunder, 4-1, with a 121-106 win, Thursday (Friday, PHL time), in front of their hometown fans.

After a Derek Fisher triple cut the Heat's advantage to two points, 34-32 with 10:48 left in the second quarter, the Heat unleashed a 9-2 run that gave them a double-digit advantage, 43-34, a little under seven minutes left. A 7-0 run by the Heat then gave them their biggest edge, 53-36, with 4:41 remaining.

OKC though made a belated comeback as Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant took over late, getting them to within 10 points with 48 seconds left, enough for a 59-49 halftime score.

The Thunder then brought it back down to five at the onset of the third, thanks to four straight points from Serge Ibaka, 61-56. But the Heat took the wind out of their sails with a 19-1 run that looked like the finishing blow, as Oklahoma City went five minutes without a field goal.

From then on, it was just a matter of playing keep-away, as the Heat answered every mini-run by the Thunder. Head coach Scottie Brooks then raised the white flag with 4:43 to go, sitting Durant and Westbrook and inserting his bench players. Fil-Am coach Erik Spoelstra then did the same thing, pulling the "Big Three" off  with 3:01 remaining as the celebration began early in South Beach.

LeBron James notched his second-triple double of this year's Finals, posting 26 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists. Dwyane Wade added 20 points and eight boards, while Chris Bosh tallied 24 markers.

The story of the game though was the Heat's hot outside shooting, as they matched the NBA Finals record for triples in a game, making 14-of-25 from beyond the arc. Reserve Mike Miller went 7-of-8 from trey, one shy of the single-player Finals record.

LeBron James was a unanimous choices for Finals MVP, just a few months after being awarded the regular season MVP.


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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Like and Win a FREE Lenovo A65 Android Phone

Now you can have all you need to run the business of you! The A65 is a dual-SIM smartphone that runs on Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread with a 800 Mhz processor, making it the practical choice for first time smartphone users that don’t want to sacrifice quality. Get a chance to win your own Lenovo A65 smartphone for FREE when you join our raffle sweepstakes on Facebook!


  1. Visit our Lenovo A65 Giveaway App.
  2. Like our Facebook Page.
  3. Share the contest with your friends to gain more raffle entries!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

FOREVER21 50% Sale Nationwide

Forever 21 SALE

  • Sale Period: June 16 – July 31, 2012
  • Enjoy big discounts up to 50% off on great selections!
  • All Branches: SM Megamall, SM Makati, SM City North Edsa, SM City Cebu

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Get the new LENOVO A65 with FREE Smart Broadband SIM

Get an edge with the new Lenovo A65 & enjoy a full Internet experience with Smart Broadband! The new Lenovo A65 is available at all leading gadgets and electronics shops nationwide. It comes with a FREE Smart Broadband SIM with P100 valid for 30 days.


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HSBC: Big Savings on Apple Products when you Apply Online

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    In 3 easy steps:
    1. Apply online for an HSBC Credit card.
    2. Upon approval of your application, you will receive your HSBC Credit Card together with your bundle vouchers.
    3. Visit a Switch or iStore branch near you and use your vouchers to avail of the bundle offers for Apple products

Click link for more info: HSBC

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Win 1 Million Mabuhay Miles!

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Terms and Conditions:
  • Promo period is from May 1, 2012 to August 31, 2012.
  • Promotion is open to all EastWest Bank MasterCard Credit Card Cardholders in good credit standing.
  • A total of ten (10) winners will be drawn in the raffle draw, with one (1) winner from EastWest Bank. Each of the ten (10) winners will win one (1) million Mabuhay Miles of Philippine Airlines (collectively the "Prizes" and individually a/the "Prize")
  • Cardholders must make an overseas purchase (from merchants outside the geographical borders of the Philippines) with a minimum spend of US$50 (or in any foreign currency equivalent to US$50) in a single receipt charged to their EastWest Bank MasterCard within the Promotion Period to be entitled to one (1) electronic raffle number entry, subject to the following:
    4.1 The following charges made by a Cardholder using his/her EastWest Bank MasterCard are excluded from the Promotion: (i) card fees/annual fee charges; (ii) interest charges; (iii) cash disbursements; (iv) cash advances and ATM withdrawals; (v) balance transfer and balance transfer charges; (vi) loans and other miscellaneous fees and recurring payments.
    4.2 Internet purchases from online merchants overseas (that is, outside the geographical borders of the Philippines) charged to EastWest Bank MasterCard are considered overseas purchases for the purposes of the Promotion and are thus qualified for the Promotion on the same terms and conditions as an overseas purchase.

Per DTI-NCR Permit No. 3194, Series of 2012.
Click link for more info: EastWest Bank

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Jessica Sanchez to Sing Star-Spangled Banner in Pacquiao-Bradley Fight

American Idol runner-up Jessica Sanchez will be part of the pre-fight ceremonies of Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao's welterweight title defense Sunday against American challenger Timothy Bradley.

The 16-year-old part-Filipina Sanchez, who lost to Phillip Phillips in the finals of American Idol last month, will be singing "The Star Spangled Banner" prior to the fight.

Team Pacquiao had earlier flirted with the idea of Sanchez singing the Philippine national anthem. Instead, another Filipino-American teenage singer, Kirby Asunto, will handle "Lupang Hinirang" for the fight, which is expected to be viewed by some 16,000 people live at the MGM Grand Arena and tens of millions of people on television.


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Friday, June 1, 2012

Emmys to combine acting awards for movies, minis

LOS ANGELES — The Emmy Awards competition will be getting fiercer among TV movie and miniseries performers.

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said Thursday that it will merge the leading and supporting acting categories for longform programming.

Starting with the 2013 awards, new categories for outstanding actor in a miniseries or TV movie and outstanding actress in a miniseries or movie will each include six nominees, equal to other performing categories.

Previously, the four movie and miniseries acting categories included five nominees each.
The TV academy already chipped away at the long-form categories last year, combining the outstanding TV movie and miniseries nominees into one field.

At the 2011 Emmys, Kate Winslet of HBO's "Mildred Pierce" and Barry Pepper of ReelzChannel's "The Kennedys" took lead miniseries or movie acting honors, while supporting awards went to Maggie Smith for PBS' "Downton Abbey" and Guy Pearce for "Mildred Pierce."

The academy's decision didn't sit well with at least one channel. Lifetime called it "disappointing," especially in the wake of the consolidation of the movies and miniseries categories, and said award-worthy projects and performances will be slighted.

"Movies and miniseries represent some of television's finest programming and it is our firm belief the industry should honor each category separately," Lifetime Networks programming executive Rob Sharenow said in a statement.

The change announced Thursday coincided with an indication of how robust the competition will be for this year's miniseries and movie Emmys, which will be the last to recognize lead and supporting actors separately.

History channel's "Hatfields & McCoys," which broke basic cable ratings records this week, included critically acclaimed performances by leads Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton, as well as by cast members such as Tom Berenger, who likely would compete for supporting actor honors.


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