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G-Xchange, Inc (GXI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Globe Telecom and operator of the pioneering m-commerce service GCASH, has entered into a partnership agreement with the Unionbank of the Philippines (UnionBank), for a service that will enable customers to link their UnionBank accounts to their GCASH mobile wallets. A press event was held today, July 20 at the Makati shangri-La to introduced the exciting partnership among the two.
Present were Ramon G. Duarte, Senior vice President of Retail Product Devt for UnionBank ofThe Philippines; Paolo Baltao, President of G-Xchange, Inc of the mobile commerce brand GCASH and Mr. Antonio Fajardo, First Vice President of Corporate Banking for UnionBank of the Philippines.
The UnionBank-GCASH partnership for eMoney Xchange is a service that enables UnionBank Clients with EON, E-Wallet, ePayCard and UnionBank regular savings and checking accounts to transfer funds to and from their GCASH wallets through their UnionBank account via SMS. This service is an additional feature to Union Bank’s Globe Mobile Banking facility
UnionBank’s Award Winning EON visa debit Card is popularly used as a payment facility of online entrepreneurs and avid online shoppers. GCASH on the other hand is becoming one of the most popular modes of Payment for online shopping. gaming and Payment sites here in the Philippines and even abroad.
HOW IT WORKS and HOW TO ENROLL?
To avail of the eMoney Xchange service, customers simply have to call the UnionBank Customer Srvice at 84-186 to register their Globe mobile number and nominated UnionBank Account. After activating the Service, customers are now able to cash out their GCASH or they then top up their wallet as well.
Transfer funds from your UnionBank account to your GLOBE GCASH Wallet:
Transfer funds from your GLOBE GCASH wallet to your UnionBank.
I was enthusiasted to know about the security since nowadays we are in the era of electronic life experience and I asked them if in any case we lost our Pin/Password. They explained that customers can call their hotline and can reset the password, but with necessary basic requirements/questions to ensure the identity. A text message confirmation will be sent through our mobile phone that the PIN was reset successfully. And we have to create a new personal pin.
Now you’re ready to enjoy the ease and convenience of GCASH. Use the GCASH Menu for a guide experience in sending money, buying load and paying bills.
Yesterday I recieved an email from the other team about these very creative witty shopping bags marked as “European Shopping Bag.” Take a look. Credits to www.boredpanda.com
Toni Gonzaga fans will be delighted as Toni herself will literally invades the concert scene Third quarter of the Year. Entitled, “Toni Gonzaga Invades Araneta” The concert event will be on September 30, 2011. Details will be posted here and any upcoming information will be posted here as well on rodMagaru.com.
Toni gonzaga polularized the hit singles such as “We Belong”, “Catch Me, I’m Fallin”, “I’ve Fallen for You”, “Take Me, I’ll Follow.
So did you just say a little pray? Because WESTLIFE Manila Tour is now confirmed. This September 29, 2011, thursday at exactly 8pm at the Araneta Coliseum. Reminisce the songs that captivated the hearts of many Pinoys during their time!
Westlife has performed live duets with some of the biggest names in the music industry including: Sinéad O’Connor (“Silent Night”), Donny Osmond (“Crazy Horses”), Mariah Carey (“Never Too Far/Hero Medley”), Secret Garden (“You Raise Me Up”), Lionel Richie (“Easy”), Ronan Keating (“The Dance”), Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries (“Little Drummer Boy”), Roy Orbison (“Pretty Woman”), Delta Goodrem (“All Out Of Love”), Raymond Quinn (“That’s Life”), Leehom Wang (“You Raise Me Up”), Mary Black (“Walking in the Air”), Kevin Spacey (“Fly Me to the Moon”), Do (“Heaven”), JLS (“Flying Without Wings”), Boyzone (“No Matter What”), Various artists “All-Stars” (“That’s What Friends Are For”; “Merry Christmas Everybody”; “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday”) and even their fathers (“That’s Life”).
Lower Box VIP P4,500
Lower Box P3,000
Upper A P2,500
Upper B P1,500
Gen Ad P600
Check the Westlife Live in Manila FB Page.
Tickets on sale starting Monday, July 18 at Ticketnet (9115555) or http://www.ticketnet.com.ph
The much awaited series NIKITA is set to premiere on ETC This tuesday July 19, 2011. Nikita is a trained assassin gone rogue trying to stop a secret U.S. agency known only as Division from recruiting deeply troubled teenagers and training them to be assassins.
STORY: In season one of this sexy and suspenseful series featuring international action star Maggie Q in the title role, the charming and deadly Nikita waged a war against Division, the agency that created her. Michael – the man who trained her, a man she trusted – was hunting her. But Nikita had an ace up her sleeve: Alex, a girl she trained to infiltrate this secret unit of the government. At the end of season one, Nikita and Alex’s relationship had been shattered, and Nikita and Michael’s relationship was restored. Now, Nikita and Michael are on the run with a hard drive containing the government’s darkest secrets and conspiracies. Together, they are going to right the wrongs that Division has committed over the years, one mission at a time. But leading the hunt for them this time is Alex… and she knows all of Nikita’s tricks.
Nikita will also have an exclusive pilot premiere this sunday July 17, 2011 With no commercial break.
Bumubula–bula. Umaaalon alon. Kumukokak kokak. Sino sya?
That is Pura Buraot from the MOVIE the Adventures of Pureza: Queen Of the Riles. She plays the comedic role of a bubbly, caring, kind-hearted, very hardworking “dakilang ate” who wants nothing but only the best for her one and only beloved brother, Ulam (Martin Del rosario) who is very hot in one of the scenes, and uplift their dismal life.
Directed by one Soxy Topacio, The Adventures of Pureza: Queen of the Riles must be one of the funniest local movie today. The fact that Melai is not aware that she is funny, unconscious of how she made other people laugh, is a comedy itself. Melai’s role here looks like Ina of Tanging Ina movies where she will do everything to raise her family. In all her endeavors, Pura’s best friend, Ruben (Jason Francisco), has always been by her side. Pura and Ruben then stumbles into a one-time big time opportunity to usher a Brazilian model (Bianca Manalo) who manages to escape them. With this unfortunate turn of event, Pura steps into the role literally. She is now the model Pureza Mayriles! Basking in the promise of a better fortune plus a serendipitous love, little did Pura know that she has dragged herself into a life-threatening mess.
I would have to admit that there are some scenes that Im waiting for a punch line. Especially if Melai is not present in the scenario. But Gina Pareno, in her most colorful role as a mother of an alleged syndicate is a big plus. She is literally the “Angry bird” one can play in their cellphones with her unique choices of color including that of the feathers of the bird. Jason on the other hand reprises his role as a sweet guy. Always trying to understand his friend Pura. He is amiably cute in this movie. His real life character is quite similar to his role as a silent machismo type individual.
The movie is produced by Star Cinema and Cine Screen which Ive heard was handled by Enrico Santos during the invitational celebrity screening held last Tuesday at The Podium.
The first time I heard of the Melason Project early this year was like, Wow Im excited to see them on big screen. And it happened. From PBB Primetime to Melason In love, I guess i have been a big fan of Melai and Jason. Their tandem i might say is one of the geniune, if not surreal reflection of ordinary people in showbiz today. This movie has proven that a very masa and witty can prove that she can make the audience laugh in as simple as she is. Exactly the way she is!
Im not sure If i have seen any works from Topacio in the past but I dont know what is lacking in his direction. I think he was persuaded by the fact that Melai is obviously funny that he didnt make the best out of her. I have been a fan of Local movies especially that of Star Cinema since Home Along Da Riles. This is not the typical Star Cinema comedy I would say. The movie is very funny. But I can still distinguish previous comedy projects made by Star. The dubbing is good however I find Bentong and the taller guy’s different voice not necessary, but still funny. Technically, cinematography has been StarCinema’s masterpiece. The official trailer might not as big as previous movies, but it was undeniably funny. I think I want to see more of Topacio’s project in the near future with Star Cinema to decide and tell the difference.
The plot is a typical story but the challenges of Pura in achieving the dreams of her brother Ulam, including those of her experiences are worth watching. I think the funniest was when she pretends to be a model. Everything, including Ruben (Jason) trying to cover her up is funny. I love the scene when Pura was lying on the bed of the hotel and Jason was just looking at her, reminiscing their childhood. That is one sweet scene. There’s a point where they almost kissed lying on the bed but yeah I was like, “Nabitin.” But they have something at the end of the movie that moviegoers should watch. Pokwang also made a very interesting participation in the movie as well. All in all, I felt more kilig and laughing at the same time. Its a funny movie, a stress reliever one would like to check. MELAI is undisputedly the Queen of Masa, Queen of the Riles.
I recommend this movie should be given a chance. Its a riot movie! And check out the bloopers too! You dont wanna miss how Melai and Jason screwed in their dialogues. Very funny!
Sobrang Nakakatawa si Melai!
Showing in more than 100 theaters nationwide! BLOCK SCREENING HAPPENING THIS July 16 At SM North The Block 4PM.
I got the copy of my METRO SOCIETY’s LATEST ISSUE and it wasED WESTWICK or more popularly known as CHUCK BASS in his top rated series as the Cover. Check how Ed Westwick talks about fashion, his career and his character in its very exclusive interview with METRO MAGAZINE.
GRAB YOUR COPY NOW.
Shell FuelSave Unleaded is a new and efficient Shell fuel created to help save you up to 1 litre per tank* at no extra cost – so whether you’re on a hectic school run, family taxi duty or just popping to the shops, that’s one less thing to think about.
From the moment you fill your car with Shell FuelSave Unleaded, you could start to benefit from the new fuel economy formula. That’s because it’s enriched with Shell Efficiency Improver, designed to improve fuel economy from the very first drop.
How does Shell Efficiency Improver work?
Previous fuel economy formulations have been solely based on inlet system deposit control over extended mileage using detergent additives.
This new additive formulation combined with the new Shell Efficiency Improver component works by lubricating where normal engine oils can’t easily reach. This can help engine components to turn more freely, resulting in more of the fuel’s energy being made available to drive the wheels.
This helps you get more out of every drop of Shell FuelSave Unleaded and saves you up to 1 litre per tank* at no extra cost.
Getting to this stage was a welcome challenge for our scientists, who relentlessly tested the fuel in their lab as well as on the road so that each time you fill up, you save. Over 400 individual fuel economy measurement tests Over 5,000 miles were driven in the series of on-road demonstrations have been carried out in a range of cars and engine types.
Tests were carried out at a third party testing center using an industry recognized Fuel Economy Drive Cycle. Each vehicle was tested 36 times over a 6 month period and over 5,000 miles were driven in the series of on-road demonstrations.
So, save up to 1 litre per tank* with Shell FuelSave Unleaded – head to a participating Shell station today.
*Based on a minimum tank size and fill up of 50 litres. Comparison between a standard gasoline and that same standard gasoline containing our instantaneous fuel economy formula. Actual savings may vary according to vehicle, driving conditions and driving style. Available at selected Shell stations.
WATCH Shell FuelSave TV Campaign LINK
HBO led this 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards with 104 nominations followed by CBS (50), NBC (46), PBS (43) and Fox (42). Im not surprise that Game of Thrones was nominated for Best Drama, and Peter Dinklage for his performance as Tyrion. They scored 13 nominations altogether, but the rest were relegated to the technical Emmys–the ones that don’t get broadcast on TV. Oh well
MAJOR AWARDS LIST NOMINEES
Friday Night Lights
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law
Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights
Mireille Enos, The Killing
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Hugh Laurie, House
Timothy Olyphant, Justified
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Walton Goggins, Justified
John Slattery, Mad Men
Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Margo Martindale, Justified
Michelle Forbes, The Killing
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Bruce Dern, Big Love
Beau Bridges, Brothers & Sisters
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Paul McCrane, Harry’s Law
Jeremy Davies, Justified
Robert Morse, Mad Men
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Mary McDonnell, The Closer
Julia Stiles, Dexter
Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy
Randee Heller, Man Men
Cara Buono, Mad Men
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Alfre Woodard, True Blood
The Big Bang Theory
Parks and Recreation
OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Laura Linney, The Big C
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Louis C.K., Louie
Steve Carell, The Office
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Chris Colfer, Glee
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men
OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Jane Lynch, Glee
Betty White, Hot In Cleveland
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Idris Elba, The Big C
Nathan Lane, Modern Family
Zach Galifianakis, Saturday Night Live
Justin Timberlake, Saturday Night Live
Matt Damon, 30 Rock
Will Arnett, 30 Rock
OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Kristin Chenoweth, Glee
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Gwyneth Paltrow, Glee
Cloris Leachman, Raising Hope
Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock
OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW HOST
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance
Jeff Probst, Survivor
OUTSTANDING REALITY SHOW COMPETITION
The Amazing Race, CBS
American Idol, Fox
Dancing With the Stars, ABC
Project Runway, Lifetime
So You Think You Can Dance, Fox
Top Chef, Bravo
OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC, OR COMEDY SERIES
The Colbert Report, Comedy Central
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, NBC
Real Time With Bill Maher, HBO
Saturday Night Live, NBC
OUTSTANDING TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Cinema Verite, HBO
Downton Abbey, PBS
The Kennedys, ReelzChannel
Mildred Pierce, HBO
The Pillars of the Earth, Starz
Too Big To Fail, HBO
Screen Gems (Sony) will release another romantic Comedy entitled FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS, topbilled by Justin Timberlake, Mila Kunis, Patricia Clarkson, Jenna Elfman, Bryan Greenberg, Richard Jenkins and Woody Harrelson. directed by Will Gluck, the movie is set to be in theathers this 22nd of July 2011.
Summary: Dylan (Justin Timberlake) and Jamie (Mila Kunis) think it’s going to be easy to add the simple act of sex to their friendship, despite what Hollywood romantic comedies would have them believe. They soon discover however that getting physical really does always lead to complications.
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE:
The trailer is inviting, I would have to say..
The tandem of Robert Downey Jr, who reprises his role as the world’s most famous detective and Jude Law returns as his formidable colleague, Dr. Watson, in Sherlock Holmes. Movie will be released on December 16, 2011 directed by Guy Ritchie.
STORY: A Game of Shadows.
Sherlock Holmes has always been the smartest man in the room until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large–Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris)–and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective. When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade (Eddie Marsan), points to suicide. But Sherlock Holmes deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder–a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by one Professor Moriarty. Mixing business with pleasure, Holmes tracks the clues to an underground gentlemen’s club, where he and his brother, Mycroft Holmes (Stephen Fry) are toasting Dr. Watson on his last night of bachelorhood. It is there that Holmes encounters Sim (Noomi Rapace), a Gypsy fortune teller, who sees more than she is telling and whose unwitting involvement in the prince’s murder makes her the killer’s next target.
Holmes barely manages to save her life and, in return, she reluctantly agrees to help him. The investigation becomes ever more dangerous as it leads Holmes, Watson and Sim across the continent, from England to France to Germany and finally to Switzerland. But the cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead as he spins a web of death and destruction–all part of a greater plan that, if he succeeds, will change the course of history.
WATCH THE TRAILER HERE:
What do you think?
Here are the complete list of the 2011 LUNA AWARDS Held at Quezon Cirty Sports Club. Lorna Tolentino hailed as Luna’s Best Actress for Sayo Lamang By Star Cinema.
Golden Reel Award – Congresswoman Imelda Marcos
Fernando Poe, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award – Armida Siguion-Reyna
Manuel De Leon Award for Exemplary Achievements – Romy Vitug (cinematographer)
Lamberto Avellana Memorial Award – Chiquito & Paquito Diaz
Emir, produced by Viva Films, the Film Development Council of the Philippines and the CCP
Noy, produced by Cinemedia Film Productions
Rosario, produced by Cinemabuhay International and Studio 5
Sa ‘Yo Lamang, produced by Star Cinema
Joel C. Lamangan, Sagrada Familia
Gil M. Portes, Two Funerals
Chito S. Rono, Emir
Dondon S. Santos, Noy
Dolphy, Father Jejemon
Christopher de Leon, Sa ‘Yo Lamang
Sid Lucero, Muli
Coco Martin, Noy
Fanny Serrano, Tarima
Ai-Ai de las Alas, Ang Tanging Ina Mo Rin (Last na To)
Claudine Barretto, in Your Eyes
Jennylyn Mercado, Rosario
Judy Ann Santos, Hating Kapatid
Lorna Tolentino, Sa ‘Yo Lamang
Best Supporting Actor
Joem Bascon, Noy
Sid Lucero, Rosario
Yul Servo, Rosario
Dennis Trillo, Rosario
Best Supporting Actress
Anne Curtis, in Your Eyes
Eugene Domingo, Ang Tanging Ina Mo Rin (Last na To)
Cherry Pie Picache, Noy
Gloria Romero, Tarima
Ricardo Lee, Anna Karenina Ramos & Ralph Jacinto Quiblat, Sa ‘Yo Lamang
Elmer Gatchalian, Rosario
Jerry Gracio, Emir
Shugo Praico, Noy
Enrique V. Ramos, Two Funerals
Neil Daza & Lee Meily, Emir
Jay Linao, You to Me are Everything
Carlo Mendoza, Rosario
Charlie Peralta, Babe, I Love You;
Manuel Teehankee, Miss You Like Crazy
Best Production Design
Cyrus Khan, Tarima
Joey Luna, Rosario
Benjamin Padero, Shake, Rattle & Roll (Punerarya episode)
Digo Ricio, Emir
Renewin B. Alano, Dalaw
Renewin B. Alano, Noy
Marya Ignacio, Ang Tanging Ina mo Rin (Last na To)
Efren Jarlego, Sa ‘Yo Lamang
Jerrold Tarog, Emir
Albert Chang, Rosario
Von de Guzman, In Your Eyes
Jessie Lasaten, Miss You Like Crazy
Nolet Clemente, The Red Shoes (A Love Story)
Ross Diaz, Noy
Addis Tabong & Mike Idioma, Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote
Connie Valdriz, Sandy Aguinaldo, Lynnel de Mesa & Ronald de Asis, RPG Metanoia