Brilliant Misfits Solve Mind-Boggling National Threats:

SCORPION premieres September 23 on RTL CBS Entertainment HD, airs within 24 hours of US broadcast

SCORPION premieres September 23 (Tuesdays, 9:00 pm).

Airs express within 24 hours of U.S. broadcast.

Inspired by a true story, SCORPION is an exhilarating adrenaline rush that follows an eccentric genius and his network of nerdy prodigies. They operate as a think tank formed by Homeland Security solving the most dire and mind-boggling national threats.

This high-octane drama is about Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel) and his team of brilliant misfits who comprise the last line of defense against complex, high-tech threats of the modern age. British actor Elyes Gabel most recently played the Dothraki warrior Rakharo on the television series "Game of Thrones." He previously starred on the BBC series "Casualty." His additional television credits include "The Borgias," "Dead Set," "Waterloo Road," "Identity" and "Psychoville."

Paige Dineen (Katharine McPhee), who has a young, gifted son, translates the world that confounds this socially awkward group that’s only comfortable with each other’s humor and quirks. After competing in "American Idol" in 2006, McPhee has had a stellar career co-starring in the feature "The House Bunny," guest starring in "Ugly Betty," "CSI: NY" and "Community," and starring as the lead in "Smash."


As Homeland Security’s new think tank, O’Brien’s "Scorpion" team includes Toby Curtis (Eddie Kaye Thomas), an expert behaviorist who can read anyone; Happy Quinn (Jadyn Wong), a mechanical prodigy; and Sylvester Dodd (Ari Stidham), a statistics guru.

Thomas is best known for his starring role in the "American Pie" franchise. He voices the character of Barry on the adult animated sitcom "American Dad!" He guest starred in "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "The Twilight Zone," "The X-Files" and "Law & Order." He appeared in the "Harold & Kumar" film series.

Pooling their extensive technological knowledge to solve mind-boggling predicaments amazes federal agent Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick), who shares a harrowing history with O’Brien. Patrick starred in the television series "The X-Files," "True Blood" and "The Unit" and in the miniseries "Elvis." He guest starred in "The Sopranos," "Lost," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "NCIS," "Psych," "Community" and "Burn Notice."

At last, these nerdy masterminds have found the perfect job: a place where they can apply their exceptional brainpower to solve the nation’s crises, while also helping each other learn how to fit in.

Justin Lin ("The Fast and the Furious") directs the pilot episode. Nick Santora, Emmy Award winner Nicholas Wootton, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Walter O’Brien, Scooter Braun and Justin Lin are the executive producers.

RTL CBS Entertainment HD offers other shows such as THE MILLERS,THE X FACTOR UK ELEMENTARY, and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST available on SKYcable channels 53 (SD) and 196 (HD), on Destiny channel 53, Cablelink channel 224, and other provincial operators nationwide. Like on Facebook (RTLCBSEntertainment) and follow on Twitter (@RTLCBSEntertain).


About RTL CBS Entertainment HD

Launched in Asia in 2013, RTL CBS Entertainment HD is the first channel of RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network, the joint venture formed by world leading content producers, RTL Group and CBS Studios International. A general entertainment channel, it offers a balanced mix of reality, drama, comedy and daily programs and features exclusive first run content aired soon after the initial US broadcast including series Under The Dome, Elementary, Beauty and the Beast, Star-Crossed and The Millers talent competitionsAmerica’s Got Talent; and daily shows Entertainment Tonight and Late Show with David Letterman.

About RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network

RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network is a venture formed in August 2013 bringing together two of the world’s largest content producers: RTL Group, the leading European entertainment network, and CBS Studios International, the leading supplier of programming to the international market place. Its two new channels, RTL CBS Entertainment HD and RTL CBS Extreme HD, will be distributed in more than 20 Asian markets.





SCORPION premieres September 23 (Tuesdays, 9:00 pm)



Elyes Gabel as Walter O’Brien



Elyes Gabel as Walter O’Brien



Katharine McPhee as Paige Dineen



Robert Patrick as federal agent Cabe Gallo



Ari Stidham as statistics guru Sylvester Dodd



Eddie Kaye Thomas as expert behaviorist Toby Curtis



Jadyn Wong as mechanical prodigy Happy Quinn


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Mitsubishi Motors Philippines reveals its 5th PIMS line-up and activities

The country’s biggest international motor show will once again wow the public as it showcase the latest and the future models in the automotive scene. Organized by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (CAMPI), the 5th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) with the theme “Progress in Motion” is sure to bring exciting displays of vehicles and an array of amazing shows and fun activities from September 18 to 21, 2014 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

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Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) will showcase a grand display of its newest models and concept vehicles at the 5th PIMS. Not only car fanatics but the whole family will definitely enjoy MMPC’s booth since they will have the chance to see Mitsubishi concept vehicles that made their debut at prestigious international motor shows such as the Geneva Motor Show and Tokyo Motor Show. MMPC flew in these concept vehicles including the actual Pajero Dakar Rally car to give the public a true feel of attending an international motor show. Aside from the exciting displays MMPC will also be offering test drives of the 2015 ASX, Mirage, Mirage G4, Montero Sport and the world’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle SUV, the Outlander PHEV, in this 4-day event. Exciting activities, freebies and exclusive discounts are also up for grab during the event. MMPC will launch the Mirage Eco Dash game wherein PIMS visitors will be given the chance to play on-site and win exciting prizes. A lot of cool raffle prizes will be at stake for those who will visit MMPC’s pavilion.

MMPC Line-up


Mitsubishi Motors Concept GR HEV

The Mitsubishi Concept GR-HEV is a Sport Utility Truck concept that brings about further enhancement in environmental and driving performance. Its development was based on the combination of sedan or SUV- like comfort with the functionalities of a pickup truck.


Mitsubishi Motors Concept CA MiEV

The Mitsubishi Concept CA MiEV is based on the world’s first mass produced electric vehicle, the i-MiEV. The Concept CA MiEV flaunts a sophisticated and at the same time sporty exterior styling. The high-efficiency EV system brings together lightweight EV components in an integrated motor, inverter, and charger module that reduces power losses. It also incorporates a full-time regenerative braking system that improves energy recovery rate, as well as a magnetic resonance wireless charging device that enables convenient charging. The Mitsubishi Concept CA MiEV will be displayed at the technology booth.


2002 Pajero Dakar Rally Car

This is the exact Pajero that champion Japanese rally driver Hiroshi Masuoka drove to victory in the 2002 Dakar Rally. This vehicle was entered in the then newly-created Super Production class. The 2002 Pajero rally car has proven its toughness and glorious heritage in the 2002 Arras- Madrid- Dakar which ran for 17 days.

2015 Outlander

All-new Outlander (Sneak Preview)

The all-new Outlander boasts a harmonious balance of high levels of safety, high fuel efficiency and an extended utility. Both the exterior and interior styling were designed to communicate a refined and sophisticated appearance and at the same time taking into consideration the vehicle’s functionality and a pleasurable ride with a comfortable driving and riding experience. The new-Outlander’s world-class engineering and technology aims to provide premium driving experience.

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Other Models

An exhibit of MMPC’s best-selling models such as the 2015 ASX, Montero Sport, 2015 Pajero, 2015 Mirage (Hatchback), Mirage G4, and the Lancer EX will also be present at the MMPC booth. To make it more exciting these latest models will be accessorized. Ladies will surely love the new chic color of the Mirage (Hatchback). MMPC will also be displaying the latest FUSO truck and bus models in the FUSO Tent outside.

Special 4-day PIMS blowout

MMPC will be providing additional incentives to buyers during the 4-day PIMS event. MMPC will provide P5,000 additional savings to be applied on all purchases or reservations made during September 18-21. This additional savings of P5,000 will not only be provided to PIMS visitors but also for all buyers who will visit and place a reservation for any Mitsubishi vehicle (except Mirage G4 GX and GLX MT) at any Mitsubishi Motors dealership nationwide during these 4-days. Once a reservation is made, the buyer can avail of the additional discount until end of this year.

In addition, PIMS visitors who will avail of the test drive can also get another P5,000 coupon which can be applied together with the PIMS blowout reservation incentive for a total of P10,000 additional savings.


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The Beetle

Posted: 09/20/2014 in Entertainment, LifeStyle, Motor


The Beetle: an automotive icon

Manila. April 2, 2014 – Today, the third generation of the Volkswagen icon is officially back: The one and only Beetle. In a symbolic ceremony, Ayala Auto Holdings Corporation (AAHC) and Automobile Central Enterprise, Inc. (ACEI), led by its Chairman, Fernando Zobel de Ayala his brother, Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, and CEO JP Orbeta officially released the Volkswagen Beetle to the Philippine market at The Mind Museum itself an icon.

A look back to the start: at the beginning, Volkswagen built one of the most successful cars of all time and did not even give it a name. Why should it? After all, it was the Volkswagen! The People’s Car! People from all generations and cultures loved it, and on all of the world’s continents the small car was nicknamed according to precisely what it looked like: Beetle. It embodied the automotive concept itself and symbolized the democratization of mobility, with 21.5 million cars sold since its first production in 1939 to 1997.

Then the New Beetle arrived in 1998. It introduced a new automotive feeling to the world and brought with it Beetle Mania. In 2010, the Final Edition completed the New Beetle series that had sold more than one million cars. And now, looking forward, the future of the most famous car in the world begins now, in a completely new generation.

The Beetle is an icon. It has inspired countless stories all over the world, Hollywood included. It is a story by itself. The success story of the Volkswagen Beetle has played no small role in making it an icon of automotive history. The new generation now bridges the gap from old and familiar to new lifestyles. With a new design and the latest technologies, the Beetle reveals itself as a car of the 21st century – bolder, more dynamic and truly engineered to play.

“No other car evokes as much nostalgia, tradition, and heritage as the Beetle. As such, I am especially pleased and excited to launch a car as iconic and celebrated as the one we have launched tonight”, said Fernando Zobel de Ayala.

The new Beetle breaks free of the geometry of the previous model and displays impressive sports appeal – primarily in its extended bonnet, sharply swept-back windscreen and a longer wheelbase. Modified interior ergonomics have produced an agile, driver-oriented coupé experience in the new Beetle. In addition, it offers a distinctly improved feeling of space with its longer roof section.

“The Beetle has always been special to me. I first learned how to drive with a Beetle and will always have fond memories, as I’m sure many Filipinos do. And now, I am extremely proud to be heralding the return of the world’s most iconic car back to Philippine shores”, said Mr. JP Orbeta, president of Automobile Central Enterprise, Inc. (ACEI), the official importer and distributor of Volkswagen cars in the country.







Beetle 1.2 TSI

175 Nm at 1400 rpm

105 Ps at 4500 rpm

6-speed M/T


Beetle 1.4 TSI

240 Nm at 1500-4500 rpm

160 Ps at 4500 rpm

7-speed DSG


P1,840,000* *(Oryx White)

The Volkswagen BGC showroom is located at 28th Street City Center, Bonifacio Global City. Showroom hours are from Monday to Thursday 8am to 6pm, Friday and Saturday 8am to 7pm, and Sunday 9am to 6pm. For more information on Volkswagen or to request for a test drive, visit or email


Design target: "Design a new original!"

The most recognizable automotive design in the world. Coke bottle, iPhone, Ray Ban Aviator, Beetle – how does one reinvent a design that is so recognizable and independent? There is a clear answer to this: It is necessary to understand the product and the brand; then it works! Volkswagen Design Chief Walter de Silva (Group) and Klaus Bischoff (Volkswagen Brand) "understand" both and therefore set this as the objective for the Beetle: "Design a new original!"

Challenge as a thrill. The team began its task under Bischoff’s guidance. The challenge of designing a new Beetle was inspiring. The designers knew that they wanted to develop from the original Beetle profile more than on the 1998 New Beetle. They also made very dynamic proportions a high priority. An interesting aspect was that more than a few team members actually own their own air-cooled Beetles. It has also become a cult car among younger designers at Volkswagen. And that is how the final design of the new Beetle came to be in Wolfsburg – a car of today as well as a design tribute to the automotive seed of an entire corporate group. And unmistakable indeed: If one were to take the first Beetle and the new Beetle and place them in a room together – shining light just over the roofs and viewing them from the side – one would see that the lines of the rear sections are nearly identical.

No standing still: "We remade every part."

Bolder, more dynamic, more masculine. A comparison to the 1998 New Beetle shows this: nothing remained as it was on the old car: "The Beetle is now characterized by a clean, self-confident and dominant sportiness. The car not only has a lower profile; it is also substantially wider, the front bonnet is longer, the front windscreen is shifted further back and has a much steeper incline. All of this creates a new dynamism," explains Klaus Bischoff. While the New Beetle was defined by three semi-circles (front wing, rear wing, domed roof above it), the new model has broken free of this geometry. The roof profile actually runs distinctly lower and can be considered a continuation of the Ragster concept car shown in Detroit in 2005 – a type of hot rod based on the New Beetle. The new Beetle is bolder, more dynamic, and more masculine.

The figures confirm this: The new car is 1,808 mm wide (84 mm wider), 1,486 mm tall (12 mm lower) and 4,278 mm long (152 mm longer). This has resulted in entirely new proportions. The gain in length meant that the roof could be extended further, the front windscreen could be shifted back, and the rear section could follow the contour of the original Beetle. The new focal point is the C-pillar. In parallel, the development team increased the car’s track widths and wheelbase. All of this gives the Beetle a powerful appearance with muscular tension.


Beetle 1.4 TSI Design DSG

· Beetle 1.4 TSI with 240 Nm at 1500-4500 rpm

· Power: 160 Ps at 5800 rpm

· New Direct Injected Gasoline Engine with Twincharger

· 7-speed DSG transmission

· Electromechanical speed-sensitive power steering

· Bi-xenon head lights with automatic headlight activation and LED daytime running lights

Beetle 1.2 TSI Design MT

· Beetle 1.2 TSI with 175 Nm at 1400 rpm

· Power: 105 Ps at 4500 rpm

· New Direct Injected Gasoline Engine with Turbocharger

· 6-speed Manual transmission

· Electromechanical speed-sensitive power steering

· Halogen head lights with automatic headlight activation and separate daytime running lights


· Length: 4,278 mm

· Width: 1,808 mm

· Height: 1,486 mm

· Wheel base: 2,537 mm



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BMW Presents the X-ceptional BMW X Family at the 5th Philippine International Motor Show

MANILA, Philippines – 18 September 2014 – Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC), the official importer and distributor of BMW in the Philippines, is set to make waves at the 5th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) with a world-class exhibition of its exceptional clan of Sport Activity Vehicles – the BMW X Series.

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To be held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City from September 18 to 21, 2014, the 5th PIMS will be home to the BMW X Pavilion where guests can experience a journey of endless explorations with the complete model range of BMW X vehicles, composed of the new BMW X1 M Sport Edition, the new BMW X3, the all-new BMW X5 M Sport Edition, the BMW X6 Sport Activity Coupe and the latest addition to the lineup, the first ever BMW X4.


“ACC is proud to bring JOY at the 5th Philippine International Motor Show as we usher guests into a world of pure adventure coupled with luxury in its highest form. Furthermore, as testament to our undisputed market leadership, we are thrilled to unveil the latest additions to the BMW X family, making it an even stronger clan of BMW Sports Activity Vehicles characterized by unparalleled driving dynamics, premium ambience, and robust performance,” said Maricar Parco, ACC President.

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The first ever BMW X4 is the first Sport Activity Coupe in the premium mid-size SUV segment. It is a perfect blend of BMW’s hallmark features, combining both lifestyle and performance. The BMW X4 merges the quintessential power of the X Series and the elegant aesthetics of a classic coupé.

The BMW X4 is based on the technical blueprint of the BMW X3 and displays a sporting character of its own. To maximize the vehicle’s visual presence on the road, it possesses large air intakes on the outer edges of the front end, character lines in the front apron, and the signature BMW twin xenon headlights and front LED fog lamps. It takes driving dynamics to a whole new level underlined by a wide range of cutting-edge high-performance engines, the xDrive all-wheel-drive system and an exclusive spread of standard equipment features such as variable sport steering, Performance Control and a sports leather steering wheel with gearshift paddles.

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To further assert the brand’s dominance in the luxury vehicle market, ACC also introduces the new BMW X3 at the 5th PIMS. Since its introduction in 2003, the BMW X3 has been the best selling model in the luxury mid-size SUV segment. Today, the new BMW X3 is set to further strengthen its leadership in its class. Equipped with the latest BMW TwinPower Turbo diesel engines, the new BMW X3 produces more power but burns less fuel thereby improving dynamic performance and reducing pollutant emissions. The exterior and interior designs also reveal stylistic revisions that add further depth to customers’ demand for versatility.

The new BMW X3 embodies a more powerful figure with its new, modified twin circular headlights integrated with a more eye-catching kidney grille, new front and rear bumpers, and exterior mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators – shining an even brighter spotlight on signature BMW X model design features.

“With the introduction of the first ever BMW X4 Sport Activity Coupe and the refreshed BMW X3, we aim to further enhance BMW’s leadership and redefine the landscape in the luxury mid-size SUV segment,” added Parco.

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Guests at the 5th PIMS will also have the opportunity to preview the limited edition X1 sDrive 18d M Sport and X5 xDrive 30d M Sport which boast premium M Sport Package features like the M Aerodynamics Package, M Sport Steering Wheel and Sport Seats. These elements come together seamlessly to give the vehicles a much more dynamic and sporty appeal.

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To complete the powerful BMW X family, the BMW X Pavilion will also showcase the range-topping BMW X6. Known for its irresistible allure, intoxicating performance attributes and innovative luxury, the BMW X6 continues to hold its ground as the only Sports Activity Coupe in its class.

“With each model in the BMW X family, we remain steadfast in our commitment to provide BMW owners with sheer driving pleasure. We will continue to strengthen our leadership in the luxury vehicle segment through constant innovation of products, technologies and services,” Parco concluded.


Asian Carmakers Corporation

ACC is a wholly owned Filipino company under the Alvarez Group of Companies, and is headed by ACC Chairman, Jose Ch. Alvarez.

The company boasts of the widest dealership network in the luxury vehicle segment – with eight dealers working closely under the ACC helm. These dealers are: Autozentrum BMW in Alabang, Prestige Cars BMW in Makati, Autohaus BMW in Quezon City, Premier Cars BMW in Pampanga, Autobahn BMW in Bacolod, Premium Motoren BMW in Cagayan de Oro, Autowelt BMW in Cebu, and its newest dealership, Auto Allee BMW, in Eton Centris, North EDSA.

ACC-BMW is supported by the BMW Group regional office for Asia in Singapore through BMW Asia Pte. Ltd.


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Dolfenal Launch…

Posted: 09/19/2014 in Health Updates


Dolfenal Launches its #LagingGoodVibes Campaign

September 10, 2014 – Mefenamic Acid Dolfenal officially introduced its latest campaign #LagingGoodVibes to media and bloggers today. Initially launched through Dolfenal’s social media assets, the #LagingGoodVibes webisodes feature funny man Ramon Bautista and Youtube sensation and actress Ashley Rivera aka Petra Mahalimuyak.

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The campaign kicked off with Rivera’s “How to Dance While in Pain” video. This was followed by the Good Vibes vs. Bad Vibes mash-up video featuring Rivera and Bautista dancing while in pain from dysmenorrhea, migraine, and toothache then transitioning to a good vibes dance.

The most recent video launched is another one of Ashley’s How To Videos – “How to Take a Selfie while in Pain.” Since its launch, these videos have garnered over 10,000 views with favorable reviews.

“Our continuing objective for this campaign is to empower our customers to enjoy life. Dolfenal is a mefenamic acid painkiller for users to expect relief from pain caused by dysmenorrhea, migraine, and toothache. With Dolfenal, you get rid of the bad vibes para #LagingGoodVibes,” shared Hector Pagalilauan, Marketing Director.

To celebrate the campaign, guests were invited to an afternoon of fun and good vibes with free flowing candy care of Dolfenal’s Candy Bar, and through different activities tackling the three pains Dolfenal targets – Dysmenorrhea, Toothache and Migraine.

Guests also met Dolfenal influencer Ashley Rivera aka Petra Mahalimuyak who led a dance session on “How to Dance with Dysmenorrhea,” featured on her first “How To” webisode. Other fun activities included a Donut Eating contest and an hour of singing with a live acoustic band to showcase the fun to be had when free from the pains of toothache and migraine.

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Dolfenal 250 mg tablet is available for only P12/capsule through leading drugstores nationwide. You can also ask your doctor about it. Uminom ng Dolfenal para #LagingGoodVibes

To know more about how to get Laging Good Vibes with Dolfenal and view the Bad Vibes vs. Good Vibes videos, check out Doflenal’s webisodes by liking us on or visiting our YouTube channel at and follow us on


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Can W.C.K.D. be good? Find out in the thrilling and out-of-your-breath action adventure film “The Maze Runner” starring a group of amaze-ing young boys and a girl – headed by Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Will Poulter, Aml Ameen, Blake Cooper and Kaya Scodelario.

Directed by Wes Ball, the movie opened in Philippine cinemas (last September 17) with fever-pitch anticipation from movie enthusiasts especially from the young adult crowd from whom the book has enjoyed immense success catapulting it to one of YA bestselling series of all time.

Photo: People are saying great things about The Maze Runner. What will you say when you see it this weekend?

In the movie, Thomas (O’Brien) wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, they call it the Glade, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization known as W.C.K.D. Within the glade stands a massive series of walls that forms a dangerous maze where their only hope to escape lies at the end of each cluster, but the walls change every single day, as such they assign runners, the fastest of the bunch to track and take mental notes of the maze’s secrets.

Photo: Your life depends on how fast you run. Get your tickets for The Maze Runner, in theaters this Friday!

“The Maze Runner” also brims with a cast full of talent within its action-packed and visually stunning production, director Ball and producer Wyck Godfrey assembled an impressive cast to form a highly functional society as they perform their daily jobs, look out for each other and engage in power struggles as they try to solve the mystery of the Maze. Godfrey says, “The casting was one of the most exciting things about the project. The actors really believed in this world, and we went far afield to find them.”

Thomas, played by Dylan O’Brien is the boy who takes that step forward when everybody else takes a step back. He’s curious and comes to learn that he is just one of many who have come up on that elevator once a month over a three year period.

Photo: How can you solve a puzzle that’s always changing?

The leader of these Gladers is Alby, who’s the closest thing to a father figure. “Alby is the main dude,” says Ball. “He was the first Glader, the first boy sent up the elevator, and he had to survive an entire month by himself not knowing where he was and without any help. Then the next guy showed up. Alby figured out that order and discipline were necessary to survive in this world. He’s very protective of it.”

Thomas’s nemesis in the Glade is Gally. Smart and intimidating, Gally wants to maintain the status quo and clashes with the new arrival. “But Gally and Thomas are really two sides of the same coin,” notes Ball. “Thomas fully embraces and charges into the unknown and Gally is all about self-preservation and keeping things safe and normal.”

Alby’s lieutenant, Newt, is played by Thomas Brodie-Sangster (voice of Ferb in “Phineas and Ferb”), who appears in the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones” and first gained attention for his performance in “Love, Actually.” Newt walks with a limp that’s not fully explained because it’s something he’d prefer not to talk about. Nevertheless, Brodie-Sangster says the character is “the fun one of the group, the one that everyone gets along with. The Gladers come to Newt with their problems because they like and trust him.”

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British actress Kaya Scodelario plays the only young woman among the Gladers, Teresa, who has a mysterious connection with Thomas. Having made her name with the UK TV series Skins, Scodelario impressed the filmmakers by being “one of the guys,” as Godfrey puts it. “She’s badass, which is what you need to be if you’re going to be thrust into the world of the Glade with all these young men.”

Photo: Your chance to enter the Maze comes this week. Get your tickets for The Maze Runner now!

The elite among the Gladers are called Runners, whose athleticism propels them through the Maze each day, which helps them compile a map of the foreboding structure and, maybe, figure out a way to escape. Their captain is Minho, played by Ki Hong Lee. The young actor grew to understand his position of leadership among the Gladers in a very individual way. “I looked at the Marines and the Army and, and I consider Minho like a general of the Gladers,” Lee explains, “It’s his job to rally the troops.”

“The Maze Runner” is now playing in cinemas across the Phils. from 20th Century Fox distributed by Warner Bros.



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Manila, Philippines (September 18, 2014)Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI) is all set to launch the all-new Nissan X-Trail. The newly established national sales company, tasked to market all Nissan vehicles in the country, will showcase the all-new X-Trail along with other Nissan vehicles during the 5th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS).

The all-new X-Trail is Nissan’s contender in the compact sport utility vehicle segment, which has seen much success in key markets including the US, Japan, China and Australia. It was first seen in the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and since then covered solid ground, and is eyeing to launch in 190 countries.

The Philippine launch is one of the first in the ASEAN region. The forerunners of the all-new X-Trail were introduced in the country back in 2003 and in 2008. After years of anticipation, Nissan will finally make the third generation X-Trail available in showrooms by November 2014.

First look

The all-new X-Trail emerges strong, bold, and still heavily reflective of its outstanding on- and off-road capability. It delivers an unprecedented, full sensory driving experience within a shell that is sharp, stunning, and well-engineered.

From its boxy predecessor, the all-new X-Trail shows a shift to a more modern crossover appearance – its design begins with distinctive V-motion front grille that is complemented by LED daytime running lights and boomerang-shaped tail lamps – making it the most stylish X-Trail yet.

Built and assembled in Nissan’s Kyushu plant, the all-new X-Trail’s design undeniably embodies an attractive styling. It is fit for on-road driving, but with its 210 mm ground clearance, the all-new X-Trail has more off-road versatility than its competition, giving it a good balance between performance and value for money. For easier ingress and egress, the all-new X-Trail has doors that swing wide up to 80 degrees.

Inside, the all-new X-Trail has a much bigger cabin. The interior now has a more functional layout with luxurious panels, brushed metallic accents and soft-touch surfaces. The 4×4 variant comes with multi-function switches in the steering wheel that controls the meter, audio, cruise control and hands-free phone connectivity.

The audio system has been enhanced by a 5-inch LCD monitor with CD/Tuner/MP3/AUX/USB and Bluetooth functions. Fronts seats up front slide and recline with adjustable headrests. The seat backs of the second row seats has a 40:20:40 split and comes with slide function, adjustable headrests, center armrest and walk-in function, while the third row seats have a 50:50 split with manual singe folding function and adjustable headrests.

“We are proud to launch the all-new X-Trail at PIMS because it is a model highly anticipated by Filipino fans. It’s sleek, stylish, comfortable and loaded with a lot of new features that shows Nissan’s brand of innovation,” said Antonio Zara, President and Managing Director of NPI.

‘Built on testosterone’

This stylish urban compact SUV is a powerful machine that delivers propulsion, exudes a rugged character, and sits at the summit of its segment – dauntless, defiant and firm.

Powering the all-new X-Trail is two of Nissan’s powerful but fuel efficient petrol engines. The MR20DD 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engine is capable of providing 144 PS and 200 Nm of torque powers the 4×2 variant. Meanwhile, the QR25DE 2.5-liter 4-cylinder DOHC 16-valve engine produces 171 PS and 233 Nm of thrust powers the 4×4 variant. Both engines are mated to Nissan’s latest technology XTRONIC transmission.

The third generation X-Trail also incorporates world’s first features such as Active Ride Control and Active Engine Brake that make a huge statement in the compact SUV segment.

The Active Ride Control system continuously monitors the road surface and effectively alters suspension damping to control the vehicle’s pitch – managing the body roll during high-speed cornering. Meanwhile, the Active Engine Brake system assists in speed adjustments to ensure a smooth turn when stepping on the brake pedal.

Exciting features of the all-new X-Trail include Around View Monitor available in the 4×4 variant – it allows a 360-degree real time and synchronized view that helps the driver maneuver around obstacles while parking; the Hill Start Assistance system – when stopped in an incline, maintains the brake pressure for a maximum of two seconds after the driver’s foot has left the brake pedal, enabling the driver to switch the foot to the accelerator without the vehicle rolling back.

Coming to the Philippines

The all-new X-Trail is available in Pearl White, Diamond Black, Brilliant Silver, Fiery Red and a Special Copper Blaze edition that is available for the 4×4 variant. With a suggested retail price of PhP1,375,000 for the 2.0-liter 4×2 variant and PhP1,580,000 for the 2.5-liter 4×4 variant, Nissan is now accepting reservations for the all-new X-Trail starting today.

Nissan is also excited to announce a limited-time offer for the all-new X-Trail having its introductory price set at PhP 1,350,000 for the 4×2 variant and PhP 1,550,000 for the 4×4 variant which is the same MSRP as for the second-generation X-Trail. This offer will run until October 31, 2014.


In addition to the all-new-X-Trail, NPI showcases its full lineup of vehicles including the Almera, the recently launched global sedans: Sylphy and Altima and the New Patrol Super Safari armed with a new engine.

“I am very excited to see many firsts in NPI: our participation in PIMS, recent membership in CAMPI, and the launch of the all-new X-Trail, that are all celebrated by the company moving forward,” Zara added.

The 5th Philippine International Motor Show, which goes by the 2014, theme Progress in Motion, is organized by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI). It runs from September 18 until September 21, 2014 at The World Trade Center in Pasay City.


About Nissan Philippines, Inc.

Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI) is the sole national sales company of Nissan in the Philippines started operations in 2014. NPI is responsible for strengthening brand, marketing and sales strategy, and dealer operations in the Filipino market.

Nissan ranked the highest in customer satisfaction with after-sales service among new vehicle owners according to the J.D. Power Asia Pacific 2014 Philippines Customer Service Index (CSI) Study.

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Karylle is first celebrity endorser of Status Salon

These days, Karylle dabbles into almost everything – singing, hosting, acting, writing, musical theater, songwriting.

She is seen on TV almost everyday hosting the ABS-CBN noontime show “It’s Showtime.” She is also currently promoting her newest album “K,” under PolyEast Records.

She also makes sure that she performs onstage every now and then, Just last weekend, Karylle was one of the performers of the 45th anniversary show of the Cultural Center of the Phillippines “Musikal,” a historic coming together of more than 200 local theater performers in the country. She reprised her Sita role from last year’s “Rama Hari” revival.

With everything that keeps Karylle busy, the singer-actress-TV host is thankful that STATUS Salon has chosen her to be their first celebrity endorser.


“I really am grateful to STATUS that they gave me their full trust and confidence to be their first celebrity endorser,” says Karylle. “It feels great that I was warmly welcomed by everyone, and I now have STATUS to take care of my hair.”

She adds, “with all my engagements, na siyempre kailangan ayusin yung buhok ko, sometimes it takes a toll on my hair, so ngayon I’m happy na kasi STATUS is there na.”

Karylle, who frequents Quezon City, San Juan, Eastwood and Ortigas areas, also notes that it is good that there is always a STATUS Salon near her always.

STATUS has branches in Tomas Morato, Katipunan, Eastwood San Juan, Robinson’s Galleria plus STATUS Premiere Salon in Acropolis, Makati, and Banawe.

“We really are happy that Karylle is already part of the STATUS Salon family,” says Robina Ko, one of the owners of the salon chain. “Karylle is so beautiful inside and out, and people look up to her because of her intelligence, good heart, and beauty kaya perfect talaga siya for STATUS.”


Roseann Ko, the other owner of STATUS, also adds that, “the launch of Karylle as our endorser also signals our foray into franchising, so it’s really a big step for all of us, and we are thankful that we have Karylle.”

For franchising inquiries, please contact Mr. Paul Vicencio at 0915-8770219.


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– Singapore: ONE Fighting Championship™, Asia’s largest mixed martial arts organization with a 90% market share, has bolstered its ranks with the signing of one of the best light heavyweights in the world, Brandon Vera.

Brandon Vera is an American mixed martial arts superstar with Filipino ancestry. He has an impressive mixed martial arts record of 12 wins and 7 losses. Vera has faced some of the top light heavyweights and heavyweights in the world. He is also a multiple-time grappling champion, a wrestler in Air Force and high school. He also possesses excellent muay thai skills.

Brandon Vera is expected to make his debut at ONE FC: WARRIOR’S WAY, set to take place at the MOA Arena on 5 December. His opponent will be announced at a later date.

ONE FC’s next event, titled ONE FC: RISE OF THE KINGDOM, will be held on 12 September at the Koh Pich Theatre in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The inaugural ONE FC Flyweight World Champion will be crowned when Adriano Moraes takes on Geje Eustaquio in the main event.


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With a 90%+ market share in Asia, ONE Fighting Championship is Asia’s largest Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization.  Headquartered in Singapore, the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts organization hosts the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Fighting Championship™ has partnered with FOX and STAR Sports for an unprecedented 10-year cable television deal with a coverage that spans 70+ countries across the world.




Brandon here would like to emphasize or prove that in his heart he is Filipino, this is why he is doing his Selphie during the presscon. A typical filipino will do their selphie everywhere, anytime to a chance of a life time.

Another points that Brandon captured our attention is that when you throw him a question in English he will answer you back in Tagalog in the way that filipino speaks. Brandon Vera did not have a second thought when he was invited to play for the OneFC, rather he replied When would be the BIG Day? 



American Mixed Martial Arts superstar with Filipino blood Brandon Vera is about to get his mobile phone to do his selphie during the presscon.


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Dulce, Isay Alvarez, Sheila Francisco, Karylle lead ‘Musikal’

In celebration of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ 45th anniversary, around 200 theater actors performed for what may be called the “biggest gathering of theater superstars” in history – “Musikal,” held last Friday (September 5) and Saturday (September 6) at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

The celebration was led by theater superstars Isay Alvarez and Robert Sena, Sheila Francisco, Dulce, and Karylle, who did not take her spot in the front line during the All-Star Finale.

Karylle’s gesture was lauded by some people who noted her humility.

A guest, who refused to be named, said, “Karylle obviously had a spot in the first row, but she was humble enough to stick to her place beside theater heavyweights like Isay, Robert, Dulce, and Sheila. Aside from her excellent performance that night, her humility and character shone during ‘Musikal.’”

Karylle performed lead roles in stage musicals like “The Little Mermaid,” “West Side Story,” and “Cinderella,” and reprised her Sita role from last year’s successful staging of Ballet Philippines’ “Rama Hari.”


“Musikal” opened with the overture by The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra with Gerard Salonga.

The revue started with musicals, which tackled old Philippines – “Walang Sugat,” represented by the comic spot “Makikiliti Kang Totoo,” performed by international musical star Sheila Francisco and Red Nuestro. It was followed by chosen numbers from “Ang Kababaihan Ng Malolos” and “San Andres B.”

The Ryan Cayabyab Singers performed a medley of songs from the musical “Lorenzo,” which elicited loud applause from the audience.

Former Sugarfree vocalist Ebe Dancel’s vocals soared in the “Rock Supremo” spot. He was accompanied by Ballet Philippines’ stars Carissa Adea, Kathrina Trofeo, and Richardson Yadao.

Children musicals came next. The segment opened with “Sandosenang Sapatos,” followed by last year’s multi-awarded “Bluebird of Happiness,” and “Batang Rizal.”

The “vaudeville” musicals were presented next with Roeder’s sexy, comic number “Titina” and the showstopping “Aba Ba Boogie,” from the 1980’s hit musical Katy with Isay Alvarez, star of last year’s revival.


The first act closed on a high note with a performance of some of the songs from Ryan Cayabyab and Bienvenido Lumbera’s “Noli Me Tangere” by the world-renowned Philippine Madrigal Singers and the “Munting Pangarap” number of perhaps the most successful musical in recent years “Rak of Aegis.”

The second act opened with Myke Salomon’s performance of “Magsimula Ka.” Followed by spots from Ateneo’s “Sinta,” “Toilet the Musical,” and Ed Gatchalian’s “Rivalry.”

The cast of “Sa Wakas” performed next with the song “Bawat Daan.”

These numbers mirror the youth’s psyche.

The “Himala” spot was undeniably intense with powerhouse performances from May Bayot, Isay Alvarez, Cynthia Guico. and Dulce.

The mood turned gay when Myke Salomon opened the “Rainbow Segment,” with performances from “gay-themed” musicals like “Caredivas,” “Zsa Zsa Zaturnah,” and “Maxie.”

These fun numbers were followed by a revue of “Rama Hari,” perhaps the most important Filipino musical as it was made by icons of the industry – National Artists Bien Lumbera, Alice Reyes, and Salvador Bernal with the respected Ryan Cayabyab.

“Rama Hari” is based on the love story of Rama and Sita, as presented in the Asian epic “Ramayana.”

OJ Mariano (Rama) opened the suite with “Tagistis ng Ulan.” He was followed by Karylle (Sita), who looked every inch a royalty. She sang the most popular tune from the musical – “Magbalik Ka Na Mahal.” Then, a dance solo was performed by dancers from Ballet Philippines. Robert Sena joined OJ and Karylle for “Awit ng Pagsinta.”


The “Rama Hari” was greeted by thunderous applause.

“Musikal” ended with “Minsan Ang Minahal Ay Ako,” a song from the musical “Katy.” The said anthemic song has unofficially been the “theme of stage performers.” Dulce, Isay, and Aicelle, stars of last year’s revival, led all the performers in singing the song.

After that magical, emotional number, thunderous applause, and a long standing ovation greeted the more than 200 cast members of “Musikal,” further proving that the local theater industry is experiencing a new “high.”


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