Experience ‘Festivals Around the World’ in BGC Passionfest 2018

Gear up for a weekend of culture and passions in BGC!

On December 1 and 2, Bonifacio Global City will take everyone to the cultural celebrations of the world, and let them discover ways to live out their passions—whether it’s arts, culture, food, music, dance, and more in this year’s BGC Passionfest with the theme The World is Here: Festivals Around the World.
The whole stretch of Bonifacio High Street will become more lively and colorful than ever as it recreates the vibe of four global destinations: our very own Philippines, Europe, Asia, and the United States with iconic decors such as banderitas, an Eiffel Tower installation, Chinese lanterns, and US flag-colored buntings. BHS will also host a wide selection of activities for guests to take part in—such as games, workshops, exhibits, and colorful cultural presentations.
With a Passionfest passport in hand, guests can take part in the various treats offered by each block, including a chance to grab some delightfully blended fruit juices from Filipino brand Locally; score fashionable pieces and unique finds at the bazaars of Urban Pod, Mommy Mundo, and the Embassies of the Czech Republic and Vietnam, among others; catch exhibits and a book launch, as well as witness loads of performances like a comic pantomime show, and short theatre plays; and even learn how to make loads of arts and crafts from the Katipunan Weekend Market. Meanwhile, guests looking for more action can navigate their way around a giant inflatable set courtesy of Color Manila, take part in bike sessions, or join rounds of fitness classes on kick aero boxing, yoga, and pilates led by Anytime Fitness.
There’s also a BGCitizen parade and concert to watch out for that will surely wow the crowd with performances from young, homegrown musicians such as the soulful acoustic performer Syd Hartha, the funky-energetic IV of Spades and indie folk band The Ransom Collective.
“We are anchoring this year’s BGC Passionfest activities on the festivals around the world because these are great sources of creativity and energy. Through this, we would like to influence others of this vibe, and inspire them to pursue their interests,” said Sean Luarca, BGC’s Marketing and Community Relations Head.
Everyone’s invited at this year’s BGC Passionfest. Visit BGC’s social media pages at https://www.facebook.com/bonifacioglobalcityph/ and https://www.facebook.com/BoniHighStreet/ for more information.

Lenovo bolsters PH lineup with new AMD-powered devices

Lenovo is refreshing its product offerings to Filipino customers with the launch of new laptops that run on AMD Ryzen processors. The release is part of the company’s objective of bringing the latest technology straight to consumers. 

Based in California, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) develops computer processors and related technologies for business and consumer markets. Its main products include microprocessors, motherboard chipsets, embedded processors and graphics processors for servers, workstations and personal computers, as well as embedded systems applications. Its partnership with Lenovo allows AMD to develop processors for the company’s ever-growing consumer, commercial, and enterprise portfolio.
“AMD’s newest processors are getting a lot of praise due to their powerful performance, especially when it comes to running multiple tasks, heavy programs included. We partnered with AMD to provide Filipinos such cutting-edge technology equipped to support the ever-growing performance demands of the market,” said Lenovo Philippines Country General Manager Michael Ngan.
Just last year, AMD released its Ryzen lineup of processors with multi-core setup. With the power of two or more cores in a single chip, Ryzen delivers industry-leading performance when it comes to running intensive programs involved in digital content creation, 3D rendering, gaming and streaming, CAD work, and more.
AMD Ryzen processors also include simultaneous multithreading (SMT) wherein the processor splits each of its physical cores into virtual cores known as threads. This is done in order to increase performance and allow each core to run two instruction streams at once. SMT allows various operations to be broken down into smaller parts and have those processes carried out more efficiently.
“AMD is thrilled to be partnering with Lenovo to bring our Ryzen Mobile processor technology to market in the Philippines. We are very pleased to continue to expand our business together with the largest range of products we have ever launched with Lenovo Philippines. We have added new Lenovo offerings to our Ryzen Mobile portfolio, which all feature award winning Ryzen processors, and in partnership with our high performance Radeon graphics technology, deliver great multitasking experience and are also excellent for gaming and content creation,” said Peter Chambers, Director – Consumer Sales, Asia Pacific & Japan, AMD.
During the launch event, a total of five devices with AMD processors were unveiled – the Yoga 530, IdeaPad 720S, IdeaPad 330, IdeaPad 330S, and the IdeaPad 130.


Yoga 530
A 14-inch convertible laptop, the Yoga 530 has a 360-degree hinge that allows it to cycle through Lenovo’s signature four modes – laptop, tablet, tent, and stand. It can have up to an AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U processor, built to handle various multimedia tasks thanks to its multi-core capabilities. It can also have up to Radeon™ RX Vega 10 Graphics, up to 16GB DDR 4 RAM, and up to 512 GB PCIe SSD storage.
Price starts at P34,995.

IdeaPad 720S
Weighing only 1.14 kg and 13.6 mm thin, the IdeaPad 720S is one of the lightest laptops in the market. Despite its small frame, it packs a punch with its AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U Mobile Processor, Radeon™ Vega Mobile Graphics, 512 GB PCIe SSD storage, and 8 GB DDR4 RAM.
Price starts at P59,995.

IdeaPad 330
Built for those on a tight budget, the IdeaPad 330 comes with all features needed for daily work, study, or entertainment needs. The 14-inch model can have up to AMD Stoney Ridge A9-9425 Processor, while the 15-inch model can have up to AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U Mobile Processor with Radeon™ RX Vega 10 Graphics. Also, the 14-inch model can have up to 8GB DDR memory, while the 15-inch model can have memory of up to 16GB DIMM. For storage, the 14-inch model can have up to 2TB SATA HDD, while the 15-inch model can have up to 2TB SATA HDD.
Price starts at P20,995.

IdeaPad 330S
Coming out in the market with 14- and 15-inch variations, the IdeaPad 330S is a device that combines both power and portability. The 14-inch model starts at 0.75 inches thin and weighs around 3.7 lb., which can support up to an AMD A9-9425 processor. The 15-inch model on the other hand starts at 0.76 inches thin and 4.1 lbs. and can have up to an AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U Mobile Processor with integrated Radeon™ RX Vega 10 Graphics. Both can have up to an AMD Radeon™ 540 graphics card, up to 8GB memory, and up to 2TB SATA HDD for storage.
Price starts at P30,995
IdeaPad 130
Built for first-time PC buyers, the IdeaPad 130 has a wide-angle 15.6-inch display with up to FHD Anti-Glare resolution. The video quality is complemented and enhanced by the crisp audio provided by Dolby® Audio™. It can have up to an AMD A9-9425 processor, up to AMD Radeon™ 530 graphics, up to 8GB DDR4 memory, and up to 1 TB HDD storage. Despite not being part of the Ryzen lineup, the AMD A9-9425 is powerful in its own right as it consists of two CPU cores and three GPU cores, enough to handle medium to heavy graphics tasks.
Price starts at P16,995.
All devices come with the Windows 10 Home operating system out-of-the-box, affording users access to special features such a Battery Saver, Windows Hello facial security login, and the smart assistant Cortana. All devices are now available in major electronics stores.
For more information, visit https://www.lenovo.com/ph/en.

MarNigo Serenades the Elderly During Vivo’s Charity Event

Singing loveteam Maris Racal and Inigo Pascual, also known as MarNigo, have graced the Christmas charity event of global smartphone brand Vivo at the God’s Grace Home Care Center (GGHCC) in Quezon City.

Aptly named as Vivo Treasured Moments, the event was meant to bring happiness to the elderly living at GGHCC as the smartphone maker’s employees led in donating cash and goods for the benefit of the home care center. 
GGHCC is an institution that accept clients who are the elderly, the disabled, and other patients who need palliative care. Owned by Grace Fe T. Capital and Rufino M. Capita, the institution strives to provide the

highest quality care for their clients and perform as the substitute of family care. 
Aside from helping in distributing gifts, Maris and Inigo also entertained the elderly and performed their hit songs and covers.

Despite his busy schedule, Inigo spent time with the GGHCC elderly and staff.
Inigo performed first and sang his most famous single, “Dahil Sa’yo,” to the enjoyment of the GGHCC residents.

Inigo made sure the elderly had fun during Vivo’s outreach. 
Aside from singing, he also played the “Hephep hooray!” game with the elderly, home care center staff, and Vivo employees. Inigo may have lost the game, but he remained energetic throughout the game and encouraged the remaining players.  

This lolo almost upstaged Inigo with his singing voice.
For his second performance, he sang “Sana Ngayong Pasko” while interacting with the lolos and the lolas. He even approached some of them and made them sing a few lines. 

Maris is a ray of sunshine to the GGHCC elderly.
Maris, meanwhile, rocked the house a bit with her rendition of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” 

Like any doting apo, Maris assisted the lolas during the game.
She also played “Siomai, Siopao, Suman” game with the elderly. It was a more challenging version of “Hephep hooray!” Maris was a great sport as she eagerly helped the elderly understand the game and interacted with them every chance she had. 

Maris made one of the lolos at GGHCC cry as she performed her original song, “Ikaw Lang Sapat Na.” 
The young star also shared her original composition, “Ikaw Lang Sapat Na,” with the elderly and reached out to them during her performance.
The visit to GGHCC is Vivo’s fourth outreach program in the Philippines. The smartphone brand previously aided Cottoleng Filipino, Habitat for Humanity, and the AFP Medical Center (V. Luna General Hospital). 
Through their presence and talent, MarNigo was able to make an impact in the lives of both GGHCC staff and residents. Like these rising stars, Vivo aims to impart compassion, kindness, and happiness as part of the company’s responsibility to society. Aside from developing high-grade smartphones, Vivo also has a heart for humanity. #

Embracing development for the next generation

Leading a community, what more a sector, is no easy task! It is a job made for strategists, for individual leaders with a solid heart for public service. Congressman Teodorico T. Haresco is one such leader. He was born into the public service arena way before entering politics. He is a staunch pursuer of community and economic development and reforms. And when he took his turn to lead his Aklan constituents, Congressman Haresco did time to bring on the most number of development projects throughout his designated provincial area of responsibility. He authored / co-authored bills supporting development initiatives making better public service initiatives transparent to the needs of the Filipino public. Known for being on-hand, Congressman Haresco’s development inititatives include countless infrastructure road programs with the DPWH. Projects included, which is helping rehabilitate farm to road markets beneficial to strategic economic growth, includes the road widening along the Aklan West Road in Kalibo-Nabas, road construction of the Altavas-Jamindian roadway, road concrete cementing of Pudio Box Culvert in West road, Aklan, Road construction of barangay road in Jawili, Tangalan, road construction of Barangay Nabaoy Road, Malay Aklan, and concreting of Balete Barangay road. Other primary anti-disaster projects were likewise noted to Congressman Haresco’s initiatives. Prominent to Congressman Haresco’s personal crusade included construction of rover control (revetment wall) for Aklan river, rehabilitation of Pobloacion Makatao revetment wall, and the construction of water supply system in Brgy. Tayhawan in Lezo, Aklan. Preservation of buildings also highlight Congressman Haresco’s inspiring achievements that included construction of ASU Teacher Education Center, Altavas College, multi-purpose hall in Buruaga, Catmon, public market in Poblacion, and Poblacnio Malinao multi purpose public market. After Typhoon Yolanda’s disastrous wrath, Congressman Haresco did several Yolanda development projects for Aklan communities afflicted. Project included repairs, rehabilitation and construction of the Bulwang and Kalibo revetment Wall. School construction, which benefited local school children pursue their education in constructed classrooms, included the 1 storey, 2 classrooom Roasal ES School building in Libaco. School construction continued with Aparicio Elemetary School’s 1 storey building with 2 classrooms, Capilihan Primary School, Batuan primary school, Manoc Manoc ES. Boracay, Sambira PS, Gibon ES, Ajlan, Habana Ps for Nabas, and Quirico Tabanera Elementary School in Tangalan, Aklan. Keeping education development working, Congressman Haresco continued with several more development construction projects that included school building constructions for PrudencioT. Yerro Elementary School in Lezo, Aklan, Catmon IS Altavas, Lupo NHS, Altavas, Dr. Ramon B, and Legaspi Sr National High School. Highway leading to schools were likewise rehabilitated. Keeping farm to road markets paved with concrete cement, road construction extended eventually to Klibo Circumferential Road, Kalibo Bridge, Boracay circumeferential road, installation of street lights and road safety signages and safety devices. Congressman Haresco’s sustainability initiatives continued with legislated house measures for the island of Boracay, Municipality of Malay, and Province of Aklan. Legislative were initially drawn to define mode of acquisition for certain parcels of its public domain classified as agricultural land open to disposition under proclamation no. 1064 and providing environmental safeguards. With over 30 house bills submitted and currently pending for resolution in the House of Representatives, Congressman Haresco’s legislative office is hopeful these pending bills will help his constitutents attain local socio-economic growth in the eventual future. Bills included laws supporting environment protectived areas, strengthening disaster risk reduction and managements, establishment of barangay drugstores, fair economic competition and empowering micro and small and medium enterprises, development of farm to market infrastructures, and education development programs. Congressman Haresco’s development initiative even extended lowering taxation for electronic vehicles, raising barangay stafffing and teacher’s salary and while strengthening measures protecting eocnomic, social and political rights for local health workers. Worth noting is Congressman Haresco’s bid to increase penalties for crimes committed against senior citizens, granting benefits to solo parents and the “walang iwanan” program calling for greater corporate and government social responsibility. Legislation support, with Harresco’s bid for corruption free government administration and anti-crime measures, to Judiciary development mandating administrative transparency and accountability, including prohibition of hazing and other initiation rites for fraternities, sororities and other related organizations.

Stylish holiday Parisian for SM City San Jose del Monte Shoppers

Parisian gives you more holiday style for 2018
 Whats in-store for shoe lovers during the holidays? Update your shoe wardrobe with trends ranging from updated classics like kitten heels to modern innovations like PVC details from the Parisian Shoes and Bags Holiday Collection. Heres how you can have high style and fun with Parisian:
Take a Bow. Who What Wear UK says that Magda Butryms bow-fronted satin mules were the most Instagrammed shoes of the press appointments for A/W 18. And its not surprising. Theres nothing like stepping out for the holidays with a feminine touch.

Seeing Clearly. The Spring ‘18 runway was full of PVC goodies, and Parisian incorporated similar pieces in their collections. This will add a modern touch to your holiday look.

Call of the Wild. Who What Wear UK reports that leopard print prowled many A/W 18 runways, and animal patterns extended to zebra prints at Tom Ford and Balenciaga and (faux) stamped crocodile everywhere else.

Kitten Heels. Love them or hate them, kitten heels are back. This playful style from Parisian is practical for both fancy events and in the workplace.

Square Toes. While pointed pumps are still very fashionable, Who What Wear UK reports that the hippest out there are opting for square toes. This trend began last summer, but with Loewe, Alexander McQueen, and Victoria Beckham leading the way, the microtrend is set to go macro at Parisian.

Sling back Throwback. For a bit of 80s nostalgia, youll want to scoop up a pair of sling back shoes with modern touches like pastel shades and kitten heels.

 Visit at SM Stores in SM City San Jose del Monte, SM City Marilao and SM City Baliwag to complete your holiday look with Parisians assortment of arm candies: from quilted to studded bags, and round cross body to evening clutches.

Parisian Shoes and Bags Holiday Collection is available at all SM Stores branches nationwide. Get connected with Parisian through Parisian Shoes and Bags on Facebook and @SMParisian on Twitter and Instagram.

Julie Anne San Jose: The Embodiment of Vivo’s Edge 


Singer-songwriter and actress Julie Anne San Jose has come a long way with her talents. With a career that has spanned more than a decade, Julie Anne has worn many hats: from acting in soaps to producing albums to singing and writing her own songs. Young, beautiful, and full of ambitions, Julie Anne makes the perfect Vivo endorser as she embodies what the brand is: Youthful, beautiful, edgy, and a relentless innovator. 
Julie Anne started out very young; no wonder at the age of 24, she already has a multitude of accomplishments under her belt.

“I started singing at two and a half years old. It was my grandparents’ idea to pursue my singing, to pursue being an artist. Then, they encouraged me to join various pageants like Little Miss Philippines. But I stopped for a while because I need to continue my schooling,” she said as she reminisced her ups and downs in the industry. 

“I’m just very glad and super-blessed that I have the chance now to pursue my grandparents’ dream and my dream as well. Ever since I was a kid, I’m really passionate about music,” Julie Anne added. 

Julie Anne says it’s important to keep innovating herself to offer fresh takes on her craft.

With a relatively long career in entertainment, Julie Anne never fails to put herself on the spotlight despite the many new artists that come along. In her performances and TV appearances, Julie Anne consistently exudes beauty and confidence as she reinvents her appearance and continuously hone her talents. 

Vivo is very much the same. The brand relentlessly aims to produce phones with designs that are aesthetically pleasing and highly functional. Sleek and chic, Vivo smartphones are a powerhouse both in specs and design.
“Vivo is a super nice brand. I’m really into selfies. I’m just really glad that Vivo got me as one of its endorsers. I’m just happy to be part of the family… I love Vivo’s features like the In-Display Fingerprint scanner and the camera and the Face ID access,” Julie Anne said. 

Julie Anne exhibits radiance and charm with the V11
This is why Vivo and Julie Anne are made for each other. Just like the young songstress, Vivo always reinvents itself with new technology that gives the brand a competitive edge amongst all its other contemporaries. A prolific innovator, Vivo is always ahead of its competitors in terms of cutting-edge technology.

Julie Anne is a proud Vivo endorser.
“I’m really looking forward to more of Vivo’s new smartphones and technology in the future and share them to the youth,” Julie Anne said. 
It is exciting to see a bright, young celebrity and a respected global brand collaborate. There is so much in store and to look forward to with Julie Anne and her campaigns for Vivo. # 

What is Vivo?

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.   

For inquiries about Vivo, Inslashout suggest visiting  Vivo website at vivoglobal.ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/vivophil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

Mang Inasal’s Pork Sisig: Definitely a must-try for the holiday!

The leading Filipino restaurant that serves the No.1 chicken inasal, Mang Inasal is the go-to place for people seeking to satisfy their craving for a truly delicious Pinoy fare.
Aside from its flagship offering of the 2-in-1 sa Laki, Nuot sa Ihaw Sarap Chicken Inasal, Mang Inasal also offers Pinoy favorites such as Pork BBQ, Palabok, Lumpiang Togue, and Halo Halo.
And since Sisig is one of the most popular Filipino dishes, Mang Inasal added it in its menu as well a few years back, to provide more choices to the restaurant’s ever-growing number of customers. The fastfood chain even improved the dish’s serving and taste throughout the years.
A homegrown fare that traces its origins in Pampanga, Sisig was first defined in a Kapampangan dictionary in 1732 as a green fruit mixed with vinegar, salt, pepper and garlic. From being just a salad, Sisig has evolved over the years into a main dish with sizzling plate and chopped meat as its defining elements.
The Mang Inasal sizzling meaty sarap Pork Sisig is made of a generous serving of flavorful, tender and juicy pork chunks with yummy crunchy chicharon and tangy white onion. Offered as one of the fastfood’s Paborito Meals (PM) for only P99, Mang Inasal Pork Sisig comes with a cup of rice, and an option to have unlimited servings of rice.
Mang Inasal Pork Sisig is perfect both as solo meal and for sharing with your family or barkada. And if you are more into seafood, there is also the Mang Inasal Bangus Sisig for you.
Probably the most scrumptious and affordable Sisig in the Philippines, Mang Inasal Pork Sisig might just be the ultimate Pinoy comfort food you are looking for. Definitely a must try!