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The 4th Partakan Festival is back on April 14-15!

Then clear, pristine turquoise waters with powdery white sand; enclosed by lush, verdant mountains of Anguib Beach, Santa Ana, in Cagayan plays host to the fourth Partakan Festival set is on April 14-15 and is again supported by Ropali Motorcycles and Honda Philippines Incorporated along with other major partners for the said annual event.

The yearly celebration that began in 2014 and is dubbed as the first-ever as well as the only ride-and-rock event have attracted local motorbike enthusiasts and their respective families. Apart from the two major stakeholders; it also gained the support of companies like Kawasaki Motors Incorporated, Yamaha Motor Philippines and Suzuki Philippines to help mount the 2017 exciting event.


Jose represented Department of Tourism Assistant Secretary Ricky Alegre’s representative.

The Amazing Ride Moto-Tourism Challenge is one of the most exciting and anticipated part of the festival. It is sponsored by Shell Philippines and is patterned after the Amazing Race TV series and the competition aims to promote not just tourism, but camaraderie and family bonding of those who will be participating. It will feature teams with six members each and will go through the challenges at various Shell gasoline stations.

Winners will have the chance to bring home up to Php20,000 cash and other lovely prizes. Other challenges in the festival are Auto-Moto Speed Challenge and Bail Out Challenge.

During the press launch of the said festival on March 30 at Ropali Plaza in Pasig, the brother-and-sister entrepreneurs—Aldus Alingog and Ariane Arabel Alingog—the general manager and president of Ropali Motorcyles led the panel during the Q and A portion. Also present in that evening was Iñaki Jose, DOT Assistant Secretary Ricky Alegre’s representative takes pride in this event because it has created a micro-economy for the local residents in that area.

Jamie Rivera holds a Pre-Valentine Show at Sofitel

After being inactive in doing shows in Manila, to which she said that most of her shows (particularly Valentine-themed shows) were provincial or international productions, Jamie Rivera is back and is having a Pre-Valentine Show titled ‘All About Love’ at Sofitel Gtand Plaza Ballroom on November 13, 7pm.


Crystal & T.O.D. will be her front act, Star In A Million Season Grand Winner Frenchie Dy and Broadway performer Robert Seña will have a duet with the ‘Inspirational Diva’.


Photograph taken during the concert’s press conference. Jamie Rivera sang ‘I’ve Fallen for You’.

According to Rivera, “The concert will feature songs from Broadway, 80s songs, Standard, Pop and as well as Inspirational.”

‘All About Love’ is presented by Highrise Manila and GGG Productions.

Star Cinema distributes ‘Kung Fu Yoga’, set to hit on February 1

MANILA, Philippines—The country’s premiere film outfit—Star Cinema welcomes the Chinese New Year by distributing the adrenaline-pumping, action-adventure flick for general audience, titled ‘Kung Fu Yoga’ which opens on Wednesday, February 1 in cinemas nationwide.


Official international poster of ‘Kung Fu Yoga’.

The film stars legendary Asian action superstar—Jackie Chan and is directed by renowned Hong Kong film director-producer-action choreographer-screenwriter-philanthropist Stanley Tong, who first directed Chan in ‘Police Story 3: Super Cop’ in 1992. This latest movie project marks the much-awaited reunion between Chan and Tong since their mega-blockbuster collaboration in ‘Chinese Zodiac 12 (CZ12)’ back in 2012.


Jackie Chan is Jack, a Chinese archeology professor.

This Chan-starrer is centered on the exploits of Chinese archeology professor Jack (Chan) who teams up with beautiful Indian professor Ashmita and assistant Kyra to locate lost Magadha treasure. The team travel across Asia, Europe and the Middle East as they dodge one obstacle after the other until they are ultimately led to a remote mountain temple in India where they will use a rare diamond as a key to unlock the real treasure that will culminate their quest.


Aarif Rahman with Mu Qimiya and Amyra Dastur.


Sonu Sood is part of the film ‘Kung Fu Yoga’.


Chan found a comic splitting image of him in Lay Zhang.

International cast members are featured in this Star Cinema-distributed film and highlights some of Asia’s most talented and accomplished actors led by Hong Kong actor-singer Aarif Rahman, who was catapulted to stardom after winning Best New Performer and Best Original Song at the 29th Hong Kong Film Awards in 2010 with three of Bollywood’s biggest stars—Amyra Dastur, who is considered today as the fresh face of Bollywood; former Indian beauty queen and now rising Bollywood star Disha Patani; and character actor Sonu Sood. Also included in the movie is Chinese multi-media star and Korean pop band ‘EXO’ member Zhang Yixing and China’s Most Beautiful Yoga Instructor MuQi MiYa portraying unforgettable supporting roles.

Dubbed as one of the most-expensive movies shot in China, India, Iceland and Dubai is not just packed with intense action routines but of breathtaking showcase of 70 sports car used in the car chase scenes. Of course, it promises to bring the moviegoers to an exhilarating experience; exposing them to aforementioned beautiful spots.