Live | Major League Baseball

Hey guys! Raise your hands if you are a baseball fan! Sharing with you the #MLBLive today! Let’s join the crowd online and experience this baseball game with all the excitement, smack-talk, cries of anguish and shrieks of joy thru Twitter!

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Press Release | Summer Time is TechnoMarine Time


Every summer has its own story…

Summer means sun, sea, sand, and more! It’s that great escape – to hit the beach, go on a hike, or simply get away from it all. And no other timepiece perfectly speaks of summer fun, frolic, and adventure than TechnoMarine!

Possessing an edgy yet elegant style with precision Swiss movement, a TechnoMarine watch is your perfect partner this sizzling sensational season, an invitation to imbibe the brand’s promise to live deeper with its Cruise and Reef collections.

The TechnoMarine Cruise Collection includes the Cruise Dream Lady which comes in stainless steel rose gold strap and 30mm white dial with 585 quartz movement and 200m water resistance, and the Jellyfish Cruise Lady which comes in white silicone strap and 40mm stainless steel white dial with OS60 quartz movement and 200m water resistance. For the Reef collection, there is Reef Titanium for men which comes in white silicone strap and 48mm titanium charcoal dial with Z60 quartz movement and 100m water resistance.

Be it in stainless steel, with gold tone or with a silicone strap, each distinctive and charismatic design, without a doubt, possesses a personality all its own – just like you!

So, this summer, take off, live deeper, and do it in style with TechnoMarine! Let’s have some fun in the sun!

Founded in 1997, TechnoMarine successfully merges the art of horological innovation with spirited design. For more info, visit TechnoMarine boutiques at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM City Cebu, SM Lanang Premier, TriNoma, Greenbelt 3, Robinson’s Galleria, Robinson’s Magnolia, Shangri-La Plaza, My Tempo Resorts World, and all MyDiamond concept stores nationwide.
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My One-Day Christmas Shopping



Yes, it’s 3 days to go until Christmas day and I woke up with full blast energy because today is a BIG day for me. No-no, it’s not my birthday nor anyone from my family… It’s a big day for me because today is my ONE-DAY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING DAY. Super redundant? I noticed that, too. Hehe 🙂


After starting my Christmas countdown yesterday (4 days to go ’til Christmas) at my social media accounts, I realized that I am not yet prepared for the coming Christmas day. No gifts for my family yet, no groceries, nothing! Well, yes, except that our Christmas tree is up and the Christmas socks of my kids are already hanging. So, I slept early last night for today’s “big” day.




I woke up fueled up today, ready for an action-packed Christmas shopping. Some quick points to remember when you’re planning to have a full day Christmas shopping:

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes – Choose clothes that you’ll feel at ease and relaxed while shopping. You don’t need to wear dresses with very tight belt to look sexy or whatever your motive is. Your goal for this day is to complete your shopping and grocery list, not to flaunt your fashion style or be a ramp model in the middle of the supermarket. For shoes, wear something flat and comfortable, something that won’t be a load for a long day walking around the mall.
  • Get a list of things that you will buy at the grocery store. Plan your menu ahead. This will help you manage your time better with lesser chance of missing any ingredients.
  • Make a list also of the people you are going to give gifts. If you can write across their names the gifts you think they would like, the better.
  • Go out alone or plus one companion who can help you carry things (or be a hero to fall in line at the cashier while you grab the last items from your grocery list. Haha!). DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT BRING KIDS. It is of greater percentage that they’ll have tantrums when they get bored.


So, today’s the day!




I started the day at the mall with my groceries. Why? (1) Since it’s already December 22, I assumed that there will be long queues at the cashiers. And I am right. Good thing I already planned my menu and jot down the ingredients. I was able to finish everything in 2 hours. (2) Priorities, food before gifts. I don’t want to spend my money to buy gifts for everyone at first and then sacrifice the food that we’ll eat or even the basic necessities at home. So, whatever’s left from my Christmas shopping budget after doing the groceries, that’ll be the money I will spend for the gifts for my family.


Want to know what are the GOOD DEALS I got for gifts?




  • Entity – men’s cologne and lotion (Php 149/box)
  • Fashionable earphones – (Php 149 each) There are also some cute earphones that costs Php 129 each, these doesn’t have mic (pure earphones) and some because they doesn’t have pouch or casing.
  • Nivea gift pack – lotion, soap, deodorant and facial cream (Php 159)
  • Flash Cards/Picture Cards – I bought two packs: shapes/colors and fruits/vegetables. (Php 160)
  • Bath brush/sponge with wood handle – It’s 2-in-1, has long wood handle to reach the back and can be converted to a smaller one for reachable body parts (Php 109)
  • Glam BB Cream – a good deal which is buy 2 take 1 (Php149 each)
  • Hurricane – free size shirt (Php 99)
  • Pentel drawing set – drawing book/coloring book, color pens, oil pastels (Php 149)


There are some of the cheap items I got at the department store. You can really score a lot of good deals out there, just be patient and have plenty of time to roam around. But of course, when it comes to gift giving, it is always the thought that counts. The importance of remembering them, and giving back.


But do you know what’s the most important thing to remember on December 25?


“Joy to the world, the Lord has come!”

-Luke 2:11


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Just In: Ronnie Nathanielsz dies at 81

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Ronnie Nathanielsz

This veteran, sports writer-analyst, Ronnie Nathanielsz, passed away Friday morning in San Francisco (11 Nov 2016) at the age of 81 after suffering heart attack a week ago, as confirmed by Dyan Castillejo from her social media accounts.

As Dyan posted from her Instagram account:

“Ronnie was always fun and full of passion in all our coverages . His credibility integrity and drive to get good accurate details of the news first even at the age of 80 always inspired me . Thank you thank you thank you and gosh will miss you sooooooooooooooooo much . Lord Jesus give Ronnie a big hug for me”

It’s reported that he was rushed to the hospital on his way to witness Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Jessie Vargas last week in Las Vegas.

His family will have the funeral in San Francisco and later on, will transfer his remains to the Philippines.


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BEST Center Gives Back to the Community

The Basketball Efficiency & Scientific Training (BEST) Center, Philippines’ premiere basketball clinic, gave underprivileged kids the chance to enhance their basketball skills during a free two-day workshop held at Barangay Milagrosa, Project 4, Quezon City. The event was held as part of BEST Center’s community development program through sports.


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Participants were taught the basics of playing basketball in a scientific way, such as handling, dribbling, shooting, and passing. After the workshop, they were encouraged to continually practice these techniques to improve their game.


“BEST Center has always been an advocate of sports development especially in the grassroots level. It is our hope that by reaching out to the Filipino children through our clinics, we can inspire more kids to get into sports and lead an active healthy lifestyle,” said BEST Center founder Coach Nic Jorge.


The BEST Center clinics teaches kids the fundamentals of basketball and helps them develop good character and values such as discipline, sportsmanship and camaraderie through their interaction with coaches, instructors, classmates, and peers. Founded in 1978, BEST Center is an award-winning basketball clinic inducted in the Philippine Sportswriter Association Hall of Fame in 2007 for pioneering scientific approach of basketball training in the country.


Since its establishment, BEST Center has produced a string of top national cagers, including Chris Tiu and Keifer Ravena. The clinic has also expanded to offer volleyball training for girls. For more information on BEST Center’s classes and tournaments, visit its Facebook page at or call telephone nos. 411-6260 and 372-3066 or telefax 372-3065. You may also inquire via email at


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The 2016 Steinway Youth Piano Competition: A Prestigious International Competition for Young Filipino Pianists

Finalists of the 3rd Philippine Steinway Youth Piano Competition: (L-R standing) Irene Lee (Category 2 – ages 12 to 14); Jet Chong, Carlos Cornelio and Moriah Ongchoco (Category 3 – ages 15 to 17);  (L-R seated) Hansel Ang and Andrea Versoza of Category 2 (ages 12 to 14)
Finalists of the 3rd Philippine Steinway Youth Piano Competition:
(L-R standing) Irene Lee (Category 2 – ages 12 to 14); Jet Chong, Carlos Cornelio and Moriah Ongchoco (Category 3 – ages 15 to 17);
(L-R seated) Hansel Ang and Andrea Versoza of Category 2 (ages 12 to 14)


Steinway Boutique Manila, in partnership with BDO Private Bank, is proud to present the 3rd Philippine Steinway Youth Piano Competition where young pianists aged 17 and below gather in an evening of music. This year, the Philippines sees six young national finalists: Hansel Harel Ang, Irene Lee, and Andrea Bernadette Verzosa for Category 2 (ages 12 to 14); and Jet Stephen Chong, Carlos Raphael Cornelio, and Moriah Ongchoco for Category 3 (ages 15 to 17).



After the evening’s performances, only one will be selected by a panel of internationally acclaimed judges as the Philippine representative to the Steinway Regional Finals Asia Pacific, and will be hailed as the grand prize winner. From there, the winner will further compete with the representatives of participating countries—Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore,South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam—for a spot at the International Steinway Festival in Hamburg, Germany.


Nathan John Torento, national winner of the 2014 Philippine Steinway Youth Piano Competition says, “I am greatly thankful to Steinway for providing us young pianists and our families with such wonderful opportunities.The Steinway Youth Piano Competition was truly a life-changing and eye-opening experience for me; not only was I able to join a real international competition for the first time, but I was also able to make a whole new set of friends … I cannot express how grateful I am to have been part of this competition.”


The International Steinway Festival was created in 1987 and is now being held every two years in Hamburg, where Steinway & Sons pianos are built. The festival was envisioned as a non-competitive concert that celebrates musical excellence, the fostering of musical community, and the nurturing of young pianists in the formative stages of their careers.


The 3rd Philippine Steinway Youth Piano Competition will be held on May 21, 2016 (Saturday), 6 pm, at the BDO Francisco Santiago Hall, Mezzanine Floor, BDO Corporate Center, South Tower, 7899 Makati Avenue, Makati City. Tickets are available at Steinway Boutique Manila, 6750 Ayala Avenue, Makati City. For inquiries, you may call +632 892 7508 or email


About Steinway Boutique Manila

Steinway Boutique Manila is the exclusive dealer of Steinway & Sons pianos in the Philippines. Located at the ground level of the 6750 Retail Arcade, Ayala Avenue, Makati City, the Steinway Boutique Manila presents a collection of Steinway & Sons pianos, including Steinway-designed Boston and Essex.





Telefax: +632 892 7508


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Mother’s Day Pampering Treats at Araneta Center

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This Mother’s Day, make your mom feel extra special by treating her to an all-around experience of beauty, pampering and relaxation at the Araneta Center.

Join Araneta Center’s World of Wellness for Moms (W.O.W. Moms!), a special Mother’s Day celebration featuring health and wellness activities sure to make her feel renewed and more inspired.

The fun begins with the Mother’s Day Wellness Fair at Gateway Food Park on May 8. Join hundreds of other moms as they dance their way to fitness. A highlight of the fair is a half-day exercise marathon that includes jazz funk and belly dancing sessions with Jill Ngo, and Zumba with Regine Tolentino.

Free registration starts at 5:30 a.m. at the Gateway Food Park, so come early. All Novotel guests and SMART Araneta Coliseum and KIA Theatre ticket holders are also entitled to free entrance to the event.

After sweating it out, visit the Rustan’s Gourmet Food Fair at the Gateway Mall Activity Area for healthy and sumptuous treats. Also check out the Health and Wellness Talk at Ali Mall Activity Area, 3 p.m., where PhilHealth representatives will discuss and answer questions regarding women’s health issues and reproductive health.

Then, surprise mom with a refreshing hair makeover at Menage Salon, and a manicure and pedicure session at Nail-a-holics, both conveniently located at 4/F Gateway Mall. With her fresh haircut and newly-done nails, your mom will surely look younger and more radiant.

Of course, the pampering is not complete without a beauty makeover. Let your mom enjoy a rejuvenating facial and other skincare services at Dermcare Luxe; or have her experience body waxing treatments at Lay Bare, also located at 4/F Gateway Mall.

Shoppers at New Farmers Plaza, meanwhile, can add to mom’s delight by giving her a rose they can get for free with every P300 receipt!

End your mom’s special day with another treat by letting her indulge in her choice of spa services at Menage Salon and Mont Albo Massage Hut at Manhattan Parkway, as well as Fashion and Beyond Nail Spa at Manhattan Parkview. Located within the Araneta Center complex, the comforting ambiance of these establishments will surely make your mom feel like a queen.

Mother’s Day happens only once a year so it’s the best time to show her your appreciation. Make her feel loved not just on her special day but all year round with a variety of beauty and wellness services at Araneta Center, the perfect place to indulge and unwind.

For more event updates and promos from Araneta Center, visit its official website at or follow it on Facebook at, Twitter (@AranetaCenter) and Instagram (@theAranetaCenter).


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Wheels Continues to Roll Through Summer

After a successful coverage of the 2016 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) in its previous episode, Wheels, PhilSTAR TV’s premier motoring TV show, continues to roll through summer with more joyrides and cars to boot. Join its top-notch motoring journalists Matteo Guidicelli, Kap Maceda Aguila, Ulysses Ang and Angel Rivero as they go behind the wheel of some of the hottest rides this summer.

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Matteo takes a special friend on an unforgettable road trip aboard the Porsche Boxster.


First stop: Matteo takes a special friend on an unforgettable road trip aboard the Porsche Boxster. Find out who this special friend is, where their road trip brought them, as well as the slick and clever features of this roadster.


Another roadster also takes center stage in this episode as Kap puts the pedal to the metal on the Audi TT. Be amazed at how this sports car performs perfectly on the road and be captivated by its marriage of aesthetics and power.


For SUV aficionados, Angel went aboard the all-new Ford Everest to test its capabilities under some of the toughest road conditions. Find out what’s new and improved in this upgraded Everest.


Finally, Uly shines the light on how to properly install LED lights on your car. Get some helpful hints on what LED lights are the best buys and installing it all by yourself.


It’s all these and more on the third season of Wheels, your guide to life on the fast lane. Catch it every Thursday, 10:30 p.m., on ABS-CBN Sports + Action Channel. For firsthand info on the latest happenings in motoring, like and follow Wheels on



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