Thursday, June 30, 2016


Fil-Chi Media Productions Incorporated (Chinoy TV), in cooperation with Miss Chinatown Foundation, introduces 30 young, spirited and talented men and women as this year’s official candidates for the Mr. and Ms. Chinatown Philippines pageant, co-presented by Oriental Group and the Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Incorporated.

Now on its 3rd year, the coveted search in the Chinese-Filipino community has come down to 15 boys and 15 girls, ages 18 to 26 years old, who personify unity in diversity and an effort to stay true to opulent traditions while adapting to the changing times.

In what is set to be a month-long journey, the candidates will compete to represent the excellence of the Chinese-Filipino youth in areas such as leadership, the arts, entrepreneurship and academics. Two will emerge as ultimate victors who will each be taking home 500,000 pesos worth of prizes.

Unity in diversity                                                                       
Timely challenges in relations between two different yet vibrant nations have ignited a parade that transcends a show of beauty and charisma. More importantly, the Mr. and Ms. Chinatown Philippines 2016 candidates will be endorsing an advocacy of oneness and a developed sense of belonging at a time they are needed the most.

This pageant serves as an eye-opener, that through the union of two cultures and making the best of both, there can be unity in diversity. “By emphasizing this advocacy, we can expect more from the candidates this year in terms of their vision and commitment throughout the course”, promises Alvin Kingson Tan, President of Fil-Chi Media Productions.

Month-long events
Leading to the main event in a month’s time, Mr. and Ms. Chinatown Philippines 2016 will have a Talent Competition on July 10 at The Lucky Chinatown Mall where select candidates will be showcasing their creative takes on personal skills; a Cultural Costume Competition on July 17 at Eastwood Central Plaza, to flaunt the fusion of traditional and modern Chinese-Filipino through colorful ensembles; and, a Swimsuit Competition x Fashion Show on July 20 at the Chaos, City of Dreams Manila.

To conclude, the candidates will be facing off in the grand coronation night set to happen on July 31 at the Resorts World Manila, to be directed by Paolo Valenciano, and will air exclusively on the home of Kapamilyas, ABS-CBN, on August 7 after Gandang Gabi Vice.

Monday, June 20, 2016

MODÈLE PHILIPPINES’ next go-see at F1 Hotel

As the reality search for the “New Models of Influence!” dubbed MODÈLE PHILIPPINES nears its final stretch,Professional Models Association of the Philippines (PMAP) announces its next go-see on June 25, 2016 at F1 Hotel Manila, 32nd Street Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Capping its 29th anniversary, Professional Models Association of the Philippines (PMAP), the country’s most esteemed models’ guild, recently launched MODÈLE PHILIPPINES. It is aimed at discovering and mentoring aspiring or experienced models with excellent potentials to become masters of their game, and reset the course of professional modeling in the Philippines. It is unique in the sense that famous personalities of modeling, all PMAP luminaries, will play mentor to the contestants. Twenty mentors from the ranks of PMAP will be matched to each of the 10 female and 10 male candidates. These mentors will groom the contestants, preparing them for the tough world that is modeling, present them to the general public (through television) and the judges to pick the first-ever MODÈLE PHILIPPINES winner.

The prestigious model reality search is presented MODÈLE PHILIPPINES is presented by The Zen Institute, in partnership with Marco Polo Ortigas, DVO and Cebu, F1 Hotel Manila, Golden Phoenix Hotel Manila, Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror, Experience Travel and Living magazine, Retro 105.9 DCG-FM Jetsetter Asia and Village Connect and Sonshine Media

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Acer Unleashes the potential of “Beingware™” at Computex 2016

Acer announced that it will showcase its BeingWare™ vision, which encompasses vertical business models with intelligent connected devices, at Computex 2016. As the “Internet of Things” evolves into the “Internet of Beings,” a human-centric network based on a collective of intelligence is necessary to make the swarms of smart devices more meaningful. The “Things” or devices not only require a reliable communication link to the cloud, which Acer’s BYOC™ platform provides, but also integration with services, empowering BeingWare applications to provide user-centric services and solutions that know, serve, and grow with the user.

BeingWare Connects Cars

To help accelerate the development of connected cars, Acer announced abMax01, a new car IoT module which acts as a gateway to the cloud. The turnkey solution for automotive manufacturers enables secure fleet management and big-data analysis, allowing control centers to optimize operations by analyzing and processing streaming data in real-time, and even predicting the need of maintenance before failure through machine learning.
The module accommodates an integrated SIM card to give IT managers flexibility in bringing existing hardware systems to the cloud, and allows them to deploy over-the-air (OTA) software and firmware updates in both commercial and consumer-use scenarios: automobile navigation map updates, gaming machine updates, new songs on karaoke machines and music player systems, to name a few. This advanced management method saves system integrators countless hours of manual updates by providing a convenient way to maintain fleets of vehicles via the BYOC platform.

BeingWare Powers Smart Cities

Acer’s showcase at Computex 2016 offers a glimpse into what’s possible on the industrial side of things under the BeingWare vision with two partner projects showcasing Smart City applications. The first application includes cloud-connected street lamps with smart management to monitor energy usage and lower power consumption, while also featuring object detection to intelligently turn on or off, and environmental monitoring (air quality, temperature, humidity, noise and more) to send precise data back to the municipal service center. The second application shows Acer’s BYOC module built into industrial air tanks for safe monitoring; by sending data over the cloud reduces service hours in the field (manpower) while also lowers risks by keeping workers out of potentially dangerous situations. 

BeingWare for Home Appliances

A number of BYOC consumer applications will also be on display at Computex 2016. A bread maker is in this year’s lineup to demonstrate how consumers can use the cloud to start their favorite recipe so it is ready and fresh by the time they wake up, and also fine-tune the taste to their liking with recipes from the cloud. A smart tracker can help users keep tabs on their loved ones, be it elders, children, or even pets, with geo-fencing alerts to know when they wander off limits, and an emergency button to call for help when needed. BYOC provides device and appliance manufacturers with a one-stop-shop to connect to the cloud, from the hardware embedded to connect, worldwide infrastructure connectivity, OTA firmware updates solutions, and big-data analytics and dashboards.

Acer CloudProfessor: Now Featuring Scratch

Lauded for its CloudProfessor IoT education kit, Acer was nominated for a "Best Mobile Innovation for Education” at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona earlier this year. Building on this success, Acer has introduced new CloudProfessor kits running on Windows 10, which adds support for the student-friendly Scratch programming language. A variety of new CloudProfessor kits for Windows 10 with Gigo construction brick themes such as Ball Bot, Robot Man, Scorpio Bot, and many more new hardware will be on display during Computex.

Exploring the Potential of BeingWare

The potential of BeingWare is set to explore the world of virtual reality with the announcement of Starbreeze AB and Acer Inc. in signing a letter of intent to form a joint venture for head mounted displays (HMD). The two companies aim to cooperate on bringing the StarVR HMD to the professional- and location-based entertainment market, an exemplary of the BeingWare business model that integrates hardware, software and services for vertical markets.

Visit the BeingWare Showcase

Please visit the BeingWare showcase at Acer’s booth #M0420 at 4F Nangang Exhibition Hall during Computex Taipei 2016 (May 31 to June 4) to find out more and have some hands-on time with the new technology.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

BREVILLE® partners with 105.9 Retro-FM for Yummyeats Baon Blowout

It’s time for school once again, and for moms, it is the time to make healthy and yummy baon for their kids. If you are looking for creative ways to prepare your kid’s snack, then you are in luck as Breville, a  kitchenware brand designed and  engineered in Australia,  partners with 105.9 Retro, FM as one of its concession, for the “YummyEats Baon Blowout.”

Happening on Saturday, June 4 at Glorietta Mall visit the booth of 105.9 Retro-FM and get FREE Jaffle Sandwiches and Froojie Smoothie from BREVILLE®. Find out how BREVILLE® Jaffle Maker & Froojie Fountain can help you create quick, easy and healthy yummy treats for your kids’ baon.

Both the sandwich maker and juicer are very easy to use and affordable―perfect for moms who are looking for great value for their money without compromising the quality. The BREVILLE®Original ’74 jaffle maker seals edges which minimize the mess, making hot sandwiches easier to eat.

Meanwhile, with the BREVILLE® Froojie “Fountain’s exclusive Froojie Disc”, kids will enjoy the natural freshness from the unjuiceables like banana, mango and even kiwi to accompany their baons during recess.  Learn more about how to maximize these tools and discover recipes not only for baon but meal snacks & breakfast that will leave your kid asking for more.

Catch other exciting YummyEats Baon activities that include food sampling and selling, baon making workshop,parlor games, raffle and more. Hurry tickets may also be purchased online, with tickets priced at PhP 180/person, PhP 500/Group of 3, and PhP 700/Group of 5. For more inquiries, visit