Saturday, October 25, 2014

Richard Poon sings hits of Burt Bacharach in new album



The country’s premiere crooner Richard Poon interprets some of Burt Bacharach’s biggest hits in her new album aptly titled “The Crooner Sings Bacharach.” This is Richard’s second album with Universal Records, after the album “Legends,” which was awarded Gold.

The album consists of 12 Bacharach classics including “What The World Needs Now,” “I Say A Little Prayer,” “Don’t Make Me Over,” “Close To You,” “Raindrops Keeps Falling On My Head,” among others.

“I think this is the best album I’ve ever done ever kasi even my record label executives are raving about it,” shares Richard. “It’s a nice album taas kamay ko sa mga arrangers ko.”

“The Crooner Sings Bacharach” will have an album launch this October 3, Friday, Shangrila Plaza East Wing. Advanced copies of the album will be sold at the venue.



THE CROONER SINGS BACHARACH
1. Always Something There To Remind Me
2. The Look Of Love
3. A House Is Not Home
4. What The World Needs Now Is Love
5. Alfie
6. Walk On By
7. Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)
8. Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
9. I Say A Little Prayer
10. Don't Make Me Over
11. You'll Never Get To Heaven
12. (They Long To Be) Close To You

Mariah Carey Live in Manila on October 28


LG unveils newest additions to its budget-friendly L series to Philippines – the L Fino and the L60 smartphones

MANILA, October 7, 2014 – LG Electronics (LG) has just introduced in the Philippines the L Fino and the L60 smartphones, the latest additions to its budget-friendly mid-range L series mobile devices.

A compelling alternative to higher-priced smartphones, the L ‘Fino’, the Spanish word for ‘fine,’ is made more powerful and now boasts of a more premium look and feel that are sure to attract teenagers and first-time smartphone users.

According to Jay Won, vice president for LG Mobile Philippines, “L Fino represents LG’s commitment to strengthen its smartphones portfolio by focusing on creating a more premium user experience at the entry and mid-priced segments.”

The L Fino features the blazing fast 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor and a 4.5-inch display, while its 1,900mAh battery allows users to enjoy long-lasting multimedia from the device.

With its “Designed for Funtography” philosophy, the L Fino combines fun with smartphone photography as it gives users quality, blur-free images with premium features that can once be seen only in the high-tier LG G series. These include Touch & Shoot, the selfie Gesture Shot and a front camera light which allows users to take a clear snap of themselves even in the dark.

It is also the first L series model to sport LG’s trademark rear key button, as well as the brand’s signature Knock Code and adjustable Smart Keyboard, and an 8 MP camera and true IPS display.

Available in white and black, the L Fino allows buyers to choose between these two classic colors with LG’s signature sleek body.

Key Specifications of L Fino (SRP Php7,990)*
•           Display: 4.5-inch WVGA IPS (800 x 480 / 207ppi)
•           Memory: 1GB RAM / 4GB   eMMC ROM / MicroSD slot (up to 32 GB)
•           Camera: Rear 8MP / Front VGA
•           Battery: 1,900mAh
•           Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
•           Size: 127.5 x 67.9 x 11.9mm
•           Network: HSPA+ 21Mbps (3G)
•           Other: Knock Code™ / QuickCircle™ Case

Newest family member

Another addition to the mid-range L series is the L60 smartphone, a member of the well-loved L Series III family.

The LG L60 smartphone employs a modern “slimmed” design and has a woven back texture that gives users a comfortable grip while giving the handset a modern look.

Although with a sleek body, one can still enjoy a 4.3” display, while its 1,540mAh battery will allow you to maximize the phones’ functionalities and its 1.3GHz dual core CPU will ensure a heightened user experience.

It also has a dual SIM to provide utmost convenience to users. Set different ringtones, vibrations, or alert sounds for each SIM for further customization.

Key Specifications of L 60 (SRP Php5,990)*
•           Display: 4.3-inch WVGA (480X800)
•           Memory: 512 MB RAM / 4GB eMMC ROM / MicroSD slot (up to 32 GB)
•           Camera: Rear 5MP FF / Front VGA
•           Battery: 1,540 mAh Li-ion
•           Operating System: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
•           Size: 124.1 x 66.3 x 12.0mm
•           Network: HSPA+ 21Mbps (3G)
•           Other Features: Knock Code™ / Guest mode ™, Panorama shot

“With smartphone users becoming savvier, we believe that the L Fino and the L 60 models will enjoy a strong following among customers who are seeking performance and feature-rich smart phones at affordable prices,” Won said.

Extended promo

What’s more, LG is giving more Filipinos the chance to own the earlier released L Series III smartphones and other LG Mobile handsets with as much as Php5,000 off on their respective selling prices.

“We are giving our consumers an early merry surprise this ber-month with our extended early Christmas promo, where they can get their favorite LG smartphones at lower prices,” Won said.

Consumers can get the other L Series III models like LG L80 for only Php9,990; the LG L70 for Php7,490; and the LG L40 for P4,490 until October 31, 2014 only.

The early Christmas sale will also give customers Php5,000 off on the LG G Pro 2, now for Php27,990; the LG G2 for Php25,990 (32 GB) and Php21,990 (16GB); the LG G2 mini for Php12,490; and the LG G Pro for Php11,990.


For more information about the new L series models, visit www.lg.com/ph, www.lgblog.com.ph, or www.LGnewsroom.com; like LG Mobile’s official Facebook page “LG Mobile Philippines”; or follow @LGPhilippines on Twitter and Instagram.

PHOTOS: San Marino Tuna Flakes #WhatsNewWhatsNext Fair




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 Dani Barretto and Bubbles Paraiso

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Daniel Matsunaga reveals secret to having the strength to do what’s next after his PBB big win






As a believer in living life to the fullest, ‘Brapanese’ model Daniel Matsunaga regularly does cardio exercises, lifts weights, and participates in a lot of sports like professional football and the Spartan Race, the most difficult obstacle race franchise, whose US competition he wishes to join someday. He also loves to wakeboard and get into the groove of Brazil’s traditional dance Capoeira.

But sports and workout is only a small portion of what makes the Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) grand winner fit and strong. The strength to do all his activities, especially after his recent big win at the reality show, comes from a daily diet that consists of a lot of protein that he gets from his favorite tuna.

“Food diet is very important for me. It gives me the strength to seize whatever opportunity comes my way after winning the top prize in PBB. And for me, the perfect diet mostly consists of high protein tuna from San Marino Tuna Flakes,” Matsunaga said.

Protein, after all, is an essential building block of muscles. The more protein people eat, the more they build and strengthen their muscles, which in turn will allow them to enjoy more activities and live life to the fullest.

“I just love San Marino Tuna Flakes. It’s all natural tuna goodness gives me just that – the strength to do what’s next in my showbiz career and sports engagements,” Matsunaga said.

After introducing a few years back its fresh twist to canned tuna, the “corned tuna,” San Marino has just joined the conventional  canned tuna market with the newly launched tuna flakes line that comes in oil and hot & spicy variants, and in easy-open cans.

Made from freshly-caught tuna with no preservatives, San Marino Tuna Flakes contains the highest level of protein to help build strong muscles so one can make the most out of life and take on #WhatsNewWhatsNext. This makes San Marino Tuna Flakes the perfect choice for health and fitness buffs. On its own or prepared in a variety of dishes like sandwiches and pasta, one can truly enjoy the natural goodness of tuna and the strength that comes with it.

During the launch of Matsunaga as the face of the new San Marino Tuna Flakes, Foodsphere President Jerome Ong said, “We are glad to welcome Daniel as one of our brand endorsers. After all, we created our newest tuna flakes product with millennials like him in mind. San Marino Tuna Flakes will fuel them so that they can do one exciting adventure after another.”

Ong further shared that their newest product is “a dream come true for everyone behind Foodsphere. It captures the essence of how the company has grown stronger and risen higher than ever to achieve its vision of providing total satisfaction to Filipinos through food that nourishes life.”

Present as well in the San Marino Tuna Flakes’ launch are fit & fab celebrities like young basketball superstars Jeric and Jeron Teng, Dela Salle Archers’ Big Man Arnold van Opstal and lady spiker Mika Reyes, hunks Marc Nelson and Victor Basa, actress-models Phoemela Baranda and Bubbles Paraiso, showbiz reporters Ginger Conejero and Divine Lee, showbiz daughter Dani Barretto, and hosts Nikko Ramos and Katz Salao.

Held at the Mercato-Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, the San Marino Tuna Flakes launch event also treated guests and participants to try out exciting activities for free like wall climbing, trapezing, rappelling and win exciting prizes like GoPro cameras and Garmin watches.