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“foodpanda launches Hot ‘n Hungry: the biggest discounts on food you love this summer”

MANILA, Philippines – foodpanda, the on-demand food delivery service, has announced the launch of the biggest food sale event this summer, Hot ‘N Hungry. The campaign goes live on 1st April 2018 and ends 30th April 2018.

Hot ‘n Hungry is the perfect way to satisfy cravings in this intense heat. Available to Manila and Metro Cebu restaurants on the foodpanda platform, all customers can enjoy massive discounts on a wide range of international cuisine restaurants, be it American (Pancake House, S&R New York Style Pizza, Chili’s) or Italian (Amicii), or Japanese (Nanbantei, Omakase), or the well-loved Filipino dishes (Dencio’s) and Cebuanos (Bollywood Tandoor) .

“Summer brings crowds, long queues and traffic into shopping malls. We, at foodpanda, want our customers to enjoy the food they love while beating the heat and so we are offering these discounts this summer season! Simply download the app and order food you love during the Hot ‘n Hungry – and get good food delivered to your doorstep,” says Iacopo Rovere, CEO at foodpanda.

With over 50 restaurant brands participating in Hot ‘N Hungry, customers can expect jaw-dropping offers,huge discounts and exclusive bundles in April.

For more updates about the Hot ‘n Hungry foodsale, visit foopanda’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@foodpanda_ph) or head on to foodpanda’s website (www.foodpanda.ph).

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About foodpanda:

foodpanda is dedicated to bringing food lovers around the world their favorite meals from curated local restaurants. Since its creation, the on-demand food delivery service has grown to more than 27,000 partner restaurants in more than 190 cities across 12 Asian and Central Europe countries globally. foodpanda is active in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, Taiwan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Romania and Bulgaria. It belongs to Delivery Hero, worldwide leader of the food delivery industry. For more information visit http://www.foodpanda.ph.

How it works:

Through the foodpanda website or via the new iOS and Android apps, customers can enter their address and view a curated list of restaurants serving their neighborhood. Once they have found their meal of choice, they can place an order in the comfort of their home or office, paying online through foodpanda’s secure platform. The order is then carefully prepared by the restaurant, picked up by the foodpanda rider and delivered straight to their doorstep.

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Edwin D. Reyes – 2017 BMW Friend of the Marque

BMW (Bavarian Motor Works) founded in 1916 as an aircraft engine manufacturer from Munich, Germany grew to become a motorcycle and engine manufacturing firm in the 1920’s. By 1928, the company ultimately went into building automobiles and has become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium automobiles and motorcycles. It’s entry in the Philippine market in 1993 delighted brand aficionados and enthusiasts. Since then, BMW in the Philippines has become one of the most sought after premium automobile brand in the country.

The success of the BMW Marque, signaled BMW AG to recognize brand owners worldwide by creating an official BMW Clubs Community. The clubs are subdivided by continent and region (Europe, America, Africa, Australia and Asia Pacific). Each BMW club is independent of BMW. Locally, the BMW Car Club of the Philippines (BMWCCP) is the only official car club of BMW in the country recognized by the International Council of BMW Clubs. Established in 2001, BMWCCP is under the Asian umbrella of the BMW Clubs Community.

BMW AG recognizes individuals who feel an affinity and passion for their brand – enthusiasts who value BMW not merely as a manufacturer of high quality products but equally as a friend and partner.

Last December 2017 in Taipei, the German automaker awarded the prestigious “BMW Friend of the Marque” recognition to a Filipino – Edwin D. Reyes. This title and recognition is the first ever to be given to a BMW enthusiast in South East Asia.

Edwin served as the immediate past president of the BMW Car Club of the Philippines. During his five year term of office (2010-2015), he instituted program of activities that brought the BMW Marque closer to the hearts and minds of the Filipinos. Activities that not only catered to brand enthusiasts but programs that also involved Community Service Related projects. Partnering and giving support to the Philippine Red Cross, The Shepherd of the Hills Children’s Foundation and the World Wildlife Fund Philippines.

Edwin says that when we have the capacity and resources to do more for the improvement of others we should do all we can. We should always be a positive inspiration, a ray of light and a symbol of hope.

With numerous accolades under his belt including the prestigious 2016 BMW International Club of the Year Award given to his club (BMWCCP), the recognition and title is very much deserved for all his hard work and accomplishments. Another gentleman that we can be very proud to call a Filipino!

  

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BMW Friend of the Marque Award

https://www.bmwgroup-classic.com/content/dam/bmw-group-websites/bmwgroupclassic_com/bmw_clubs/downloads/leitlinien/en/Guideline%20No.%206_BMW%20Club%20awards.pdf

BMW Club of the Year Award

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SILLAG GOLF 2018 UNDERWAY!

March 7, 2018, The Cliffs Golf Club goes into drive as people come in to be part of this year’s golf tournament. Golf lovers, near and far, came in to Poro Point – San Fernando, La Union, to participate in the said tournament and enjoy the rest of the events set for the day as part of the annual light festival or more known as Sillag Festival.

The golf tournament is set into place by the Poro Point Management Council (PPMC) with The Big Difference Communications as media partner and in participation with Thunderbird Resort and Casino. Along with it is the support of the Tourism Promotions Board under the helm of Director and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Cesar D. Montano and that of the Department of Tourism. Sponsors of the event are as follow: Mc Donald’s, Skin White Lotion, Chocovron, 8 Layers Technologies, Inc., Paul and Harris Cafe, Mc Ilhenny Co Brand Products – makers of Tabasco, Folgers, Cara Ole and Mega Creations. Premium golf items are also up for grabs every raffle moment as the tournament progresses.

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Set during the 2nd day of the 3-days festivities, the golf tournament is something of a tone-down but still energized event when compared to all the lights and fun fare activities for the day. What set this apart is the subtle dynamic energy that you feel as the game develops. As each player goes for a swing, you feel the excitement of hoping for a hole-in-one scenario or an impossible shot made possible at that time. Fun and friendly competition is simply the theme for the day.

Sillag’s golf tournament is one of the looked out for event in the festival. This year the expected number of players has increased. Joining this year’s golf tournament are Vince and Patricia Hizon, Anthony Suntay, Garry Lim, Epi Quizon and Rocco Nacino just to name a few. Same as the previous years, the golf tournament is expected to draw in watchers of the sport just to have a glimpse of known players and game development.

With the tee off set and putters, drivers and clubs all ready to be swung at a minute’s notice, we expect balls to fly true and far as the tournament progresses and a winner is declared.

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“McDonald’s Philippines now available on foodpanda!”

MANILA, 21 March 2018– foodpanda, the on-demand food delivery platform in the country, and McDonald’s are now partners in making meal time delivery more convenient for consumers. Starting March 21, 2018 McDonald’s customers can now order their favorite meals like the Big Mac, World Famous Fries, or Chicken McDo via foodpanda through the foodpanda app.

foodpanda is currently active in two cities in the country – Manila and Cebu – and have 600+ food brands on board. It was launched in the Philippines in June 2014 and has since grown to having over 2,000 partner restaurants nationwide. foodpanda allows users to conveniently discover food options around their neighborhood and directly order them online or via mobile app.

"foodpanda’s partnership with McDonald’s shows that we at foodpanda always strive to bring top quality and best restaurants on-board to satisfy what our customers are really craving for,” shared Iacopo Rovere, CEO of foodpanda Philippines.

McDonald’s Philippines President & CEO, Kenneth Yang, also shares his excitement about the partnership. "We are pleased to partner with foodpanda as we strengthen our commitment to provide more convenient options for our customers to order and enjoy our food. To date, our customers can call 86-2-36, visit the Mcdelivery Website , or download Mcdo PH app to order their McDonald’s favorites – and now, they can order through foodpanda too.”

Several McDonald’s stores in Metro Manila and Cebu City will be present in the foodpanda app, with more set to come in later this year to be able to reach more customers and serve them better. Possible special menu offers, and exclusive deals is something foodpanda and McDonald’s customers can look forward to.

McDonald’s will be available on foodpanda app starting March 21, 2018 – and we are sure everyone will be lovin’ it!

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About foodpanda:

foodpanda is dedicated to bringing food lovers around the world their favorite meals from curated local restaurants. Since its creation, the on-demand food delivery service has grown to more than 27,000 partner restaurants in more than 190 cities across 12 Asian and Central Europe countries globally. foodpanda is active in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, Taiwan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Romania and Bulgaria. It belongs to Delivery Hero, worldwide leader of the food delivery industry. For more information visit http://www.foodpanda.ph.

About McDonald’s Philippines :

McDonald’s Philippines has been a formidable player in the country’s quick service restaurant industry for 37 years, with a store network to date of over 570 and close to 60,000 regular employees. The company has recently been awarded the prestigious ‘‘Best Employer for Commitment to Employer Brand” and “Best Employer for Commitment to Generation Y” distinctions at the Aon Best Employers Philippines Awards 2017. Aon recognizes organizations that receive outstanding results from random employee opinion surveys and people practices index.

How it works:

Through the foodpanda website or via the new iOS and Android apps, customers can enter their address and view a curated list of restaurants serving their neighborhood. Once they have found their meal of choice, they can place an order in the comfort of their home or office, paying online through foodpanda’s secure platform. The order is then carefully prepared by the restaurant, picked up by the foodpanda rider and delivered straight to their doorstep.

 

 

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Pasay City—March 23, 2018—Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI), the number one motorcycle manufacturer in the Philippines, brought together motorcycle enthusiasts as it unveils its new campaign of inspiring Filipinos to achieve their dreams at the Inside Racing Bike Festival, the country’s most prestigious motorcycle show, held recently at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

Created under the theme “ONE DREAM”, this new communication campaign aims to unite all motorcycle riders to carry over the goal of uniting Filipinos by serving as a tool in helping people achieve their dream.

“Knowing that people strive to achieve their dreams and aspirations motivates Honda to continue with our efforts of helping them realize it,” said Mr. Daiki Mihara, President of HPI.

Through ONE DREAM, these efforts are reflected in Honda’s recent partnership with the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA,) the most prestigious basketball league in the Philippines, for the Commissioner’s Cup. Basketball, being a part of the Filipino culture and their love for the sports, is just one of the highlights in HPI’s nationwide campaign to reach out to more Filipinos and touch on their interests. Still, this is just a portion of Honda’s various activities for ONE DREAM that Filipinos should watch out for in the coming months.

Another highlight is the showcase of HPI’s latest collection of spectacular Honda motorcycles of various segments, including The New Honda BeAT color variants and All-New PCX150 for the Automatic (AT) segment, The New CBR150R for the high on-road sports segment, and The All-New CRF150L for the off-road sports segment.

The New Honda BeAT is one of Honda’s Automatic (AT) models unveiled in the event. It now comes with its stylish new stripes nine exciting colors designed for the young, and fashionable, Filipino taste. It is engineered the trademark Honda Smart Technology which make for a smooth and easy riding experience with its Enhanced Smart Power (eSP.) With this, city riders specially the fun-loving millenials are poised to have a compelling, convenient and enjoyable city riding experience.

Meanwhile, Honda also boasts of its All-New PCX150, its flagship Automatic (AT) model among the commuter models. It exudes class and style with its elegant and premium design while maintaining a relaxing driving position for the rider. This high-end scooter was built to be sophisticated to the smallest details with its advanced features, such as the Smart Key System, Full LCD Dashboard, All-LED Lighting equipment with Hazard Lamp, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS,), ACG Starter and Idling Stop System, and more. All of these make for a luxurious ride for those looking to turn up their class.

Honda also unveiled a new color variant from the high, on-road sports segment – The New CBR150R in Mat Gunpowder Black, which now features a new stripes design that makes it more aggressive and speedy. It still boasts of the same MotoGP DNA, DOHC, 6-Speed Engine and advanced safety features such as the Bank Angle Sensor, which automatically switches off the engine when it reaches a near-fall angle. With its cool and convenient riding position, the rider can achieve comfort and total control for a more leisure ride active and fast-paced millenials would enjoy.

With Honda being a complete lineup manufacturer, the company also unveiled The All-New CRF150L from the off-road segment, geared for those who have adventurous and active lifestyles. It embodies the striking and aggressive image of the CRF250R, which makes riders courageous in undertaking off-road pursuits. It has a powerful 150cc engine, complete with a PGM-Fi system that delivers a high off-road performance. For comfortable rides during the toughest off-road challenges, The All-New CRF150L is built with an inverted front fork suspension that boosts on any road and provides maximum handling performance. For more off-road riding reinforcements, the bike is also equipped with a detachable mudguard and RR fender for a more aggressive look during trail adventures.

Aside from the latest motorcycles, HPI also introduces two of its newest Big Bike models during the event, namely the CBR1000RR FIREBLADE SP and HONDA CB1100EX, to complete its lineup of Big Bikes which were first launch last December 2017.

“Taking part in this event was an opportunity for us to showcase our motorcycles and Big Bikes and strengthen Honda’s position as a company with the latest innovations in the motorcycle industry,” said Mr. Mihara. “All of these innovations are spurred by The Power of Dreams.”

To learn more about the event and to know the latest information about Honda and its latest offerings, visit www.hondaph.com or like Honda’s official Facebook page at Facebook.com/HondaPH.

 

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        Gone are the days when the "male chauvinist" society had women as far inferior as men—very dependent and submissive to whatever the latter commanded. Women today are not just regarded as homemakers, but nation-builders as well. Beyond the confines of their houses, they, too, can make a big difference––be it in the economic, social or political arena.

NATURAL VS CHEMICAL

        From being a household queen to boardroom’s rockstar, women run on very hectic and active
schedules everyday. So imagine the strength they have to withstand the daily grinds, not to mention the
stress and pressure they have to endure just to fulfill the duties bestowed upon them.
        
Nevertheless, they’re no “Wonder Woman” at all, nor our very own heroine “Darna” so as not to
feel exhausted and tired from chores or work. They’re also humans, who need to pause for a break from
being the jack-of- all-trades.

        This March—declared as International Women’s Month—is the best time to celebrate their power
and influence with the gift of beauty and wellness that they truly deserve. What a better way to have it
than a rosy, bouncy and shiny hair to begin with.

         Because it is the mane that a person is mainly looked upon, it’s a conscious effort for everyone,
especially women, to make it pleasant to gaze at. So a regular bottled shampoo and conditioner, plus
treatment are, more often than not, the solutions to turn to, regardless of the bad effects they may
cause.

        Some of the harmful chemicals they contain are too much to handle, especially by as fragile as a
hair follicle. Their main damage being mane breakage is hard to manage. Tricky it is to treat the resulting
tress that’s less weak and elastic. Though negligible, other repercussions—allergic reaction and scalp
irritation—also need keen attention and urgent solution.

WOMEN MONTH

         Where else do women usually turn to for remedy than a beauty salon. After a pampering sesh, they
may opt to avail any of their formulated solution for upkeep. For optimum results, it’s best to combine it
with NOVUHAIR 3-in- 1 pack to promote robust locks and scalp.

       NOVUHAIR is the only tress growth product in the market containing 19 natural herbs, essential oils
and co-factor nutrients working synergistically to help remedy mane problems from growth to
vanishing. It deeply penetrates to help rejuvenate, nourish, maintain moisture in the scalp and hair, and
improve the overall appearance of the tress. Lastly, it’s an effective and safe solution to arrest hair loss.

       So come and celebrate womanhood at your favorite salon anytime this month. Much better if you
can make it regularly to bond with your sisters or amigas over a hair spa or treatment. After all, your
crowning glory deserves a second look.

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DPC-PLDT VISUAL ARTS COMPETITION 32 Event Fact Sheet

Event Overview DPC-PLDT Visual Arts Competition 32 (VAC32) is an annual arts competition for student artists in the Philippines organized by Directories Philippines Corporation (DPC) and Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT). The contest is open to students, aged 18-24, who are currently enrolled in accredited Philippine tertiary schools with a Fine Arts program.

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For its 32nd edition, VAC 32 challenged Fine Arts students nationwide to interpret the theme “Pinoy Pride.

A total of 73 entries were submitted from all over the country. Top 30 art works were chosen for final judging and were displayed in an exhibit at Little Theater Lobby at the Cultural Center of the Philippines from March 13 to 20, 2018.

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The winning artwork, which will be announced and awarded on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 will be featured on the cover of the 2018-19 Metro Manila Telephone Directories of DPC (Yellow Pages) and PLDT (White Pages). In addition, there will be two other major prizes for the students who submitted the Finalists Entries with the next two highest points, based on the tabulated and audited scores. Cash prizes, trophies and donations to their respective schools will also be given to the winners.

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Date                                                                               20 March, 2018 (Tuesday)

                                                                                         32nd DPC-PLDT Visual Arts Competition Awarding Ceremony

Venue                                                                            Main Lobby, Cultural Center of the Philippines Pasay City

Awards First Place:                                    P100,000 in cash

                                                                                         VAC 32 Grand Prize Trophy

                                                                                         P40,000 donation to his/her school’s Fine Arts program

                                                                                         VAC 32 Plaque of Commendation to his/her school’s Fine Arts program

Second Place:                                             P75,000 in cash

                                                                                         VAC 32 2nd Prize Trophy

                                                                                         P30,000 donation to his/her school’s Fine Arts program

                                                                                         VAC 32 Plaque of Commendation to his/her school’s Fine Arts program

Third Place:                                               P60,000 in cash

                                                                                         VAC 32 3rd Prize Trophy

                                                                                         P20,000 donation to his/her school’s Fine Arts program

                                                                                         VAC 32 Plaque of Commendation to his/her school’s Fine Arts program

People’s Choice Award:                            P15,000 in cash

                                                                                         VAC 32 People’s Choice Trophy / Plaque

Top 30 Finalists:                                        P10,000 in cash

                                                                                         VAC 32 Certification as Finalists


Additional Activities Launching Event:       November 2017

Prior to Judging

Top 30 Finalists Exhibit:                                    13 March, 2018 to 20 March, 2018

Criteria for Judging                                  Visual Composition 25%

                                                                                         Originality 25%

                                                                                         Adherence to Theme 25%

                                                                                         Suitability as Cover 25%

                                                                                         100%

Panel of Judges Chris B. Millado (Vice President and Artistic Director at Cultural Center of the Philippines)

Don Djerassi L. Dalmacio (Awardee, 2009 Cultural Center of the Philippines Thirteen Artists

Ruben Fortunato M. de Jesus (Award-winning illustrator of children’s books, and founding member of the Illustrador ng Kabataan (Ang InK), an organization of artists promoting illustrations for children’s books)

Marabini S. Williamson (Seasoned advertising and publishing expert, formerly from McCann-Erickson Phils.)

Wesley Valenzuela (1995-1996 DPC-PLDT VAC Grand Prize Winner)

Official Website http://www.visualarts.ph

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ASICS RELAY 2018 KICKS OFF IN PHILIPPINES IN ITS 5 COUNTRY RELAY SERIES
ASICS holds first night relay race in Philippines

Pasay City, March 14th, 2018 – ASICS, the true sport performance brand, is set to hold the first ASICS Relay Philippines 2018 on May 26th, at the SM By The Bay in Pasay City.

Succeeding from the 2017 version, ASICS Relay 2018 will feature the additional of Philippines in its 5 countries relay series, among participating countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Singapore. Kicking off its first stop in Manila, the capital city of bustling Philippines, the edition expects to attract 750 teams, each consisting of 4 runners.

ASICS Relay Philippines 2018 is the first night relay race in the country. It features two race distances – 42KM Full Marathon and 21KM Half Marathon. Each participating team can choose from three relay categories – Male, Female, and Mixed team.


In the photo: (1st) Adrian Mok, managing director, HiVelocity PTE LDT, (2nd) ASICS Team,(3rd) Adrian Mok, managing director, HiVelocity PTE LDT, Mary Joy Tabal, ASICS Athlete, Olympian and SEA Games Gold Medalist, Vince Velasco, Dyan Castillejo, Andy Neo, Sports Marketing Manager, ASICS Asia

The ASICS Relay highlights the uniqueness of team relay as it encourages teamwork among the participants over individual abilities. The concept is premised on the idea that running 21km and 42km is challenging to most aspiring runners, and the relay concept offer participants the chance to complete a half or full marathon with three teammates. Each team member is required to complete 2 legs of 5.25km for Full Marathon, and 1 leg of 5.25km for Half Marathon to meet the total distance. The preceding member of the team will need to hand the relay token to the next runner within the designated transition zone to delineate the changeover of runners.

Participants of the ASICS Relay Philippines 2018 will be rewarded with an attractive finisher’s medal, personalized race bib, and an exclusive ASICS branded race tee.

In addition to the cash and product prizes for winning teams in both the full and half marathon categories worth over Php 790,000, the champion team of the Full Marathon race categories will also be walking away with a grand prize – team slots to any one of the ASICS Relay race held in another country, inclusive of flight tickets and accommodation.

“We’re always looking for new ways to expand the ASICS Relay, and with the addition of Philippines in the 2018 relay series, all runners can expect an evening of fun and excitement coupled with a great running experience with their teammates at ASICS Relay Philippines” said Andy Neo, Sports Marketing Manager of ASICS Asia Pte. Ltd.

 


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together with our very own Asics Athletes Olympian and Sea Games Gold Medalist Mary Joy Tabal. Inspite of her under 5 foot hieght she never struggle to run faster than her opponent, her ditermination to win put her where she is right now. A very humble lady with a good heart and friendly to everyone. I salute you Ms. Mary Joy Tabal.



 
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Artinformal kicks-off 2018 with the opening of its second branch at The Alley at Karrivin Plaza on Feb. 15. The expansion marks the gallery’s transition as it redefines its programs to distinguish Artinformal’s original location in Greenhills, now referred to as AI1, from its offshoot located in Makati, AI2. Tina Fernandez, Founder and Creative Director explains that both galleries will definitely offer different art experiences with AI1 showing curator-lead exhibitions and AI2 running solo shows by artists.

“This makes it more exciting because AI1’s viewers will be presented with angles and ideas that will make them look at the exhibition in its entirety and not only each artist’s work individually,” Tina explains. “In Makati, I choose the artists for the solo exhibitions. This was AI1’s original program which I am moving to Makati. Solo exhibitions will show viewers a particular artist’s current body of works and how these are presented in the context of an exhibition,” Tina continued.

To celebrate Artinformal’s exciting new phase, Tina masterminded its rebrand, starting with the logo which was refreshed by graphic design house, Inksurge. The modified typeface in lowercase is more casual, a nod to the word “informal” and the gallery’s relaxed character. “We took inspiration on how Artinformal started where there is always a relationship between two (2) points – the artist and the gallery, the audience and the space, the collector and the curator, creative exchanges and encounters, etc., The basis of the dots was derived from the abbreviation of "ai" since it has been the vernacular to ground-zero (Artinformal in Greenhills) .

The initials were dissected to create a visual cue,” explains Rex and Jois of Inksurge. Jagnus Design Studio’s principal architects and co-founders, Sonny Sunga and Arnold Austria, took charge of AI1’s dazzling revamp as well as the redesign of AI2’s location, a former office at The Alley. Sonny and Arnold reined in their signature strong style in accommodation of Tina’s straightforward mandate: The art should be the star.

To prepare the space for the required minimalist aesthetic, Sonny and Arnold knocked down walls and stripped off the wooden plank flooring. Vast planes were created, all painted a pristine white. The architects chose cement for the flooring, its texture and tone extending to an angular stairway (the solitary feature gesturing to the architects’ distinctive marks) that leads to the upper exhibition halls. Tina called on WE Design’s Mark Wilson for AI2 to support Arnold and Sonny’s architectural design.

“We applied our usual signature, which is lighting design with high visual comfort and style, including attenuating the perimeters of the space so that proportion and volumes are accentuated,” Mark explained. Just like AI1, the Makati gallery has spaces for art viewing, a backroom that holds inventory, as well as rooms for entertaining. “The area for drinks and lounging is homage to the kitchen at the old Artinformal,” Mark said. “I suggested this because the volume of this space recalled, to my mind, the spatial volume of the kitchen at the old Artinformal, where everybody liked to congregate and hang out.

The essence of that homage is a wall featuring five sconces made out of dinner plates and water glasses — to my mind, quintessential components of any space where food and conversation take place.” Arnold and Sonny added a masterstroke in creating a façade that is both unique and yet discreet, or cohesive with AI2’s interiors. A composition of fine textures and geometrics subdued with a coat of white encapsulates the gallery’s new identity as a modern, dynamic exhibition space for contemporary art.

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MANILA. The Short+Sweet International, in partnership with the Australian Embassy , joins the Manila Biennale , to launch the first-ever PINK Shorts Manila on February 24-25, 2018 (Saturday & Sunday) , at the Teatrillo in Casa Manila, Intramuros. The Short+Sweet International is known for featuring each piece of performance artwork in a span of 10 minutes or less. PINK Shorts Manila is the LGBT component of Short+Sweet that aims to deliver a selection of contemporary stories of LGBTQI struggles and aspirations, while providing an additional platform for artists to showcase their talents.

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Short+Sweet Founder Mark Cleary, alongside with PINK Shorts Manila Executive Producer Quincy Raya, MD., has appointed Rhadem Camlian Morados to be thi
s edition’s Festival Director. According to Morados, “As an advocate of LGBT rights from Mindanao, this is a monumental effort in benefit to our long cause, and that is to provide a platform for the untold stories of LGBT struggles and aspirations.”Short+Sweet Founder Mark Cleary, alongside with PINK Shorts Manila Executive Producer Quincy Raya, MD., has appointed Rhadem Camlian Morados to be thi
s edition’s Festival Director. According to Morados, “As an advocate of LGBT rights from Mindanao, this is a monumental effort in benefit to our long cause, and that is to provide a platform for the untold stories of LGBT struggles and aspirations.”

The program will start at 07:30PM, besides presenting 6 short plays and 6 short films, PINK Shorts Manila will also feature performances & art exhibitions of local LGBT artists who are known for their craft. In addition, there will be also be a party hosted by JUNGLE Circuit Party to close the two-day festival right in the heart of Intramuros..

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About Short+Sweet International: 

Short+Sweet is a global festival brand, founded in Australia, that gathers together highly successful forms of performance arts – from theatre and dance to cabaret and song festivals around the world, where each piece is performed in a span of 10 minutes or less. In the Philippines, the organization has already launched the Short+Sweet Theatre and the Short+Sweet Film Festival, with some of the works featured in Hollywood.

 

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