May 28, 2016

Best Wedding Deals at the 2nd I Do Wedding Fair

I DO WEDDING FAIR 2016 OPENS SUCCESSFULLY AT MEGATRADE HALL 1…
BRING YOUR PARTNER AND WIN AWESOME PRIZES


The 2nd I Do Wedding Fair (IDWF), “Your Marketplace for the Best Wedding Deals” organized by Mediacom Solutions, Inc. successfully opened its doors to the public today, May 28 at the Megatrade Hall1 of Megamall in Mandaluyong City. 



It will run until tomorrow, Sunday from 11am to 8pm. Present at the opening ceremonies and ribbon cutting were Rudolf Kotik, President of Vanity Association, Kristle San Pedro, Project Head of I Do Wedding Fair,  Marianne Rodillo, Event Director of I Do Wedding Fair, Olivia Manapat, Marketing Head of I Do Wedding Fair,  Kannah Simbulan, Proprietress of KNH by Kannah and Vivian Villegas, Assistant Manager of Studio 1.

Aside from a promise of the best deals, this 2-day event features great design ideas, top wedding destinations, modern wedding themes, entertainment performances and much more. Couples also get exclusive discounts and prizes at the fair. 

  
If you are a couple, get the chance to be chosen as “I Do Wedding Fair’s Couple of the Day”. Take your sweetest photo with your partner inside the venue of The I Do Wedding Fair from May 28 and 29 Megatrade Hall 1 and upload it on Facebook from 11am to 4pm. Use the official hashtag #IDWF2016 #CoupleOfTheDay. Tag the official I Do Wedding Fair FB Page www.facebook.com/idoweddingfair and invite and tag a bride/groom to be.

If you are chosen as the Couple of the Day, you will win a 3-layered Wedding Cake from TJ's Cake Shop or a free accommodation with free breakfast at Leticia's Garden Wedding Venue in Tagaytay! 



This fair promises lots of food tastings, entertainment, beauty makeovers, a display of the latest wedding dresses, special discounts and freebies plus exciting raffle prizes from sponsors.

Organized by Mediacom Solutions Inc., a leading Philippine exhibition, conference, event organizer and marketing communications company, I Do Wedding Fair features over 100 of Philippines Top Wedding Suppliers from various wedding categories, such as wedding planners, florists, photographers and videographers, catering, cakes and desserts, jewelry, hair and make-up artists, grooms suits and attires, wedding gowns, wedding cars, lights and sounds, hotels and resorts, wedding and reception venues, travel, feng shui experts, invitations, gifts, beauty and wellness, music bands, hosting and other entertainment services.

Some of the participating exhibitors at the fair are : Taal Vista Hotel, Chef Laudico, CafĂ© Lupe Inc, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City , Happy Cream Puff, Enchanted Kingdom and Rue Bourbon for wedding caterers, venues and receptions; Photoman Photography, Jenry Villamar Photograohy, B.A. Studio, Studio 1, cd worx Photography & Videography, The Book by Eurocolour Imaging Corp. for wedding photography and videography; Bradford Shoes, Chungdam Bridal, KNH by Kannah, Odysseus Suarez Wedding Rings, A.Bernardo’s Jewelry, Martinez Goldsmith for bride and groom’s clothes, accessories and rings; HMU by Nowellyn Pahanel, Mary Ann Martinez Hair and Makeup Studio, Mary Kay Philippines Inc. and Shin Chua Makeup Artist for bridal/entourage hair and make-up; Events 498 for event planning and Dangwa Florist for floral arrangements. Enrico Braza and NS Colaboracion, wedding bands and entertainers will serenade you at the event.

Register online to get free access to the exhibit area and get a chance to win great prizes. To know more about the event, you may visit www.idoweddingfair.com. Connect with the community via https://www.facebook.com/idoweddingfair. Official hashtag for the event is #IDo2.


*press release

May 24, 2016

Boy George and Culture Club Announce 40-City Tour with two nights in Manila

'This is one big party! - Boy George

OVERWHELMING excitement and outstanding reviews caused by Boy George and Culture Club's performances from last year's brief mini-tour of the U.S.  has driven the group to announce their first full tour in over twelve years spanning forty cities across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia and Asia. 


Known for dominating the charts worldwide with their classic hits including "Karma Chameleon," "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me," and "Miss Me Blind," the iconic band will kick off their reunion tour in Australia and will be in Manila on June 17 and 18 at the Araneta Coliseum.  


This is the first time that Boy George and Culture Club (with members Mikey Craig on bass guitar, Roy Hay on guitar and keyboards, and Jon Moss on drums and percussion) will be performing in the Philippines. Those who grew up in the eighties as well as music lovers are excited for this news and can’t wait to see them perform their greatest hits. "This is one big party," says George when asked about the concert.

Though it’s a given that a lot from the LGBT community will flock to the Big Dome to see this show, many believes that Boy George and Culture Club’s music appeals to everyone because of its poetic lines and universal message. Over time, George acknowledged that the audience has evolved. "When people would ask 'Who’s your audience?’ I’m like 'Everyone.’ It literally can be young kids, to very old ladies, you know moms," he said.  "It used to be a lot of girls back in the days, and now we seem to get a lot more guys."

As the first multi-racial band with an openly gay front man, Culture Club has set many records, including being the first band since The Beatles to have three Top Ten hits in America from a debut album. In the eighties, the band dominated the charts in over a dozen countries, with multi-platinum albums and more than 50 million albums sold worldwide to date. In 2014, Culture Club reunited to create new music and has been in the studio putting the finishing touches on their new album Tribes, available now for pre-order, set to release later this year. The band recently headlined iHeart Radio’s 2016 "iHeart 80s Party" at The Forum in L.A. to a packed crowd.



If there is one concert you shouldn't miss, this is it. Get ready to dance and be in your best party get up. It would be more exciting if you come in full-on Boy George attire. You might just be the lucky person to dance with the pop icon on stage.

Culture Club Featuring Boy George Live In Manila is a production of Royale Chimes Concerts & Events Inc. Tickets are now on sale at Ticketnet (911-5555) or log on to www.ticketnet.com.ph. You can also use your BDO credit and debit card to purchase tickets and enjoy a 15% discount. For more info, call 0918) 497-2121 and (0906) 418-0786.

May 16, 2016

Meralco Advisory: Lower Electricity Rates this month of May



ELECTRICITY RATES LOWER IN MAY. 

Meralco has announced that the rate for residential customers in May will go down by 41 centavos per kWh, reducing it to PhP8.444 per kWh.   


For a typical household consuming 200 kWh, this translates to a reduction of around PhP82 in their electricity bill.  Meralco Public Information Office Head Joe Zaldarriaga (in photo) said the reduction was due to the downward movement in generation, transmission, taxes, and other charges.  


This month’s overall rate is lower by PhP1.54 per kWh compared to May 2015’s PhP9.98 per kWh.  It is also the lowest since January 2010, or over a period of six years.