Monthly Archives: October 2013

Elmo Magalona and Janine Gutierrez team up in GMA’s remake of Villa Quintana


This November, GMA Network presents Villa Quintana, a heartwarming love story that became a phenomenal hit series in the mid-90s. Mothers today are definitely sentimental when they reminisce the love between Isagani and Lynette, originally portrayed by Keempee de Leon and Donna Cruz. Continue reading

Chinoy Star Ka Na

n celebration of its 3rd anniversary, Chinoy TV, together with the Confucius Institute at the Ateneo de Manila University, its co-presenter in many events for the past three years, is working with VehneeSaturno Music Training Center, Star Records, the Association of Chinese Filipino Schools in the Philippines, and the Federation of Filipino Chinese Alumni Association Inc. to present CHINOY STAR KA NA. Through this show the organizers would like to bring about the best reality television experience for our viewing audience, and also promote multiculturalism in Philippine mainstream society, particularly among the young Chinese-Fiiipinos.


If you are male, 16 to 25 year old or female 16 to 23, Chinoy or Non Chinoys but can sing Mandarin, English and Filipino songs, it’s your chance to be a star via Chinoy Star Ka Na Singing Contest.
How To Join:
Pre- registration at the ff:
   1. Chinoy TV website/fanpage/office (Unit 1124 Tytana Plaza, Oriente St. Binondo Manila
   2. Confucius Institute at Ateneo de Manila University (Makati and loyola)
   3. Association of Chinese Filipino Schools in the  Philippines- 4th Floor. 410 Quintin Paredes St. Tondo,  Manila- 241-2842.
   4. Federation of Filipino Chinese Alumni Association Inc. 2nd Floor, CKSC, 1274 Padre Algue St,                    Tondo Manila
  5. Filipino- Chinese Orgs ( DLSU Englicom, ADMU Celadon, UP-CSA, UST COMACH )
  6.Lucky Chinatown Concierge
Schedule for Auditions on November 10- for  Metro Manila at Lucky Chinatown 10am Registration, at 1pm Audition
All participants will get undergo an audition on Nov. 10, 2013, 1pm at Lucky Chinatown and we’ll be picking the Top 25. They will be trimmed to 10 and they will go through training in singing, personality development, Mandarin and etc. One contestant will be eliminated every week the 5 will enter the Finals Round. There Will Be 5 judges coming from the Music Industry and Chinese Community who will be judging the competition. GRAND FINALS will be on Jan 31, 2014.
Contest Proper:
Stage1: Audition in Lucky Chinatown on Nov 10
Registration starts at 10am and audition will start by 1pm onwards.
Participants must prepare one Chinese song 9 2-3 Stanzas only and no need to sing the entire song
Stage 2: From 25 we cut them down to 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, t0 5 and we picked the first 3 winners
Prizes:  The winner will get a chance to get a recording contract from Star Records, an original Music Composition courtesy of Vehnee Saturno and many more! Cash prize of P50,000.00 grand winner,  the second prize will get  P30,000.00 and P20,000.00 for the third prize.


The debut episode for CHINOY STAR KA NA show will be aired on Chinoy TVthis December 1, 2013.

“CHInoy TV” is the only Filipino Chinese television show that features Chinese heritage and how it harmonizes with the Filipino culture. It is committed to promote both cultures by featuring Filipino-Chinese lifestyle to its viewers and it is the only show that caters directly to the Filipino-Chinese community. I am so sure the contestants are so talented won’t be surprised if they know how to do the reeds for alto saxophone at m123

The show features about successful Chinese personalities, establishments, fashion, travel, entertainment and other happenings surrounding the Filipino-Chinese community. CHInoy TV airs every Sundays at 10:30am on Net25 with replays on Tuesdays 11:00pm and Saturdays 10:30am.

Posh Kids and Posh Maternity Launch


Fashion truly meets function when a bespoke stylish ballet pump ships with its own luxury leather . POSH Kids by Pepsi Herrera is coming soon to Continue reading

Timex Send Off For New York Marathoners

On November 3, 2013, ING New York Marathon, the largest one-day live sporting event in the world will be held in New York City with an anticipated number of participants that totals to more than 47,000. Cheered on by more than two million spectators, this year’s bout will be participated in by Timex Philippines delegates Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan and Anthony Pangilinan. Continue reading

Lee Jeans: The Power Of Curiosity


2014 is a milestone year for Lee as the brand celebrates its 125th year. As a fitting way to usher this significant year, Lee unveils its Spring/ Summer collection that leverages on one of its key strengths – curiosity. Inspired by the urban streetscape of New York City, Lee’s latest collection displays reengineered construction paired with experimental treatment to conventional denims.






The pieces highlight the many possibilities of denim engineering, resulting to a look that is as diverse and edgy as the Big Apple. The Lee Stretch Deluxe, one of Lee’s latest lines for 2014, brings out the shapely curves of women in an innovative design fused with technology for a leaner and more flattering fit. A rich product heritage and a never-ending fashion curiosity make Lee a brand to reckon with in the world of the timeless denim.


David Gandy in Manila


David Gandy of Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue fame was in Manila. He arrived on Monday, October 21, via Delta Air flight DL731.

Gandy is the new image model of SM Men’s Fashion. He was in Manila to join the SM Men’s Fashion runway show at the Philippine Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2014 on Thursday, October 24.

The week-long fashion fest began on Wednesday, October 23 and will run until Sunday, October 27 at the SMX Convention Center in SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

Gandy is the latest addition to SM Men’s Fashion’s line-up of endorsers: Hideo Muraoka, Daniel Matsunaga, Fabio Ide and Rafael do Prado.

Aside from Dolce & Gabbana and SM Men’s Fashion, he also represents car brand Jaguar. He recently broke up with his girlfriend of 5 months, actress-singer Samantha Barks, who played Eponine in the musical film “Les Miserables.”

He was kind enough to answer fan questions via twitter which could be followed livestream through the SM Men’s Fashion’s App on FB. But in case you missed it we bring to you the video with the transcript.

DG: WOW! My, showpiece is a big word. It’s quite strange I think one of my favorite pieces is still a Dolce & Gabbana suit that I bought even really before I started working  with Dolce & Gabanna. I needed a tuxedo and I bought this brown suede or brown velvet tuxedo, then years later I first started working with Dolce & Gabanna I wore this tuxedo and they said “is that ours?” Yeah I wore it before I worked  with you. I think there was only twelve made in the world and Stefano Gabanna had the same suit made for him as well. So, um, that’s still special because for some reason, I think sometime when you put stuff out into the universe and your buying(?) you always want to wear Dolce and Gabanna and that came ahead with us working  together so that’s still a special thing but I have so many suits now,it’s my thing. I have so many Saville Row suits, bespoke. I only really have something if I’m going to an event or going to a big premier, a red carpet event for Dolce & Gabanna they dress me for that.
Question 2

DG: It’s quite weird as a model and being in fashion all the comments are about your appearance, I think especially being a model so that’s what people  comment on, so my favorite comments are the sort of, this year I started a charity,I started my own charity we raised about 250,000 pounds on our first initiative. Someone said to me “clearly you are more than just a pretty face” and actually sort of stuff like that is, a lot of people don’t use their fame or status for the good of other people and I try to do that and a lot of other people do that, it’s nice to be noticed when you do do it in some ways and you are trying to help others and the less fortunate. So, yeah really it was a nice compliment. We had the initiative straight away with comic relief, it’s a big charity in the U.K. My charity is called Blue Steel Appeal I’ve got 3 or 4 charities so yeah we’re looking instead of just doing 1 monthly sort of initiative to have something so it spreads out through the whole year so it kind of runs itself in many ways. Yeah it was a lot of work but worth it.
DG: If I could wear a three-piece suit everyday I’d wear a suit. I love suits, I love the tailoring(?) it;s very easy for me to put together,people think that’s strange they find it so hard with the combinations but I don’t. But staple, apart from that is probably a pair of trousers, t-shirts I own so many t-shirts. So plain t-shirts, jeans and a good pair of shoes and I’ve always have an expensive addiction to watched so their’s always a different watch on my wrist.
I don’t own sneakers, I don’t own a pair of trainers apart form running. Sneakers are not something I own. I have a wide selection of brown shoes all shades and suedes and everything else so, um, yeah it depends on the outfit. It’s funny I sometimes match my watch straps, my shoes and my belt.
Their pretty much monochrome colors in some ways, it’s either a white a black or a grey it’s nothing too adventurous. There might be a salmon in their for summer, a pink or a yellow or something very kind of pastel colors so nothing too adventurous and no logos or anything one of my pet hates is men wearing big logos and pictures on the front of their t-shirts. It’s fine if your ten but when you’re thirty-eight don’t do it.
Here are the highlights of the show: