The 39-year old Star Magic artist and an ultimate heartthrob of today’s generation, the actor-musician-model-record and film producer—Piolo Pascual will be heading a close to a 100 Star Magic artists to partake in one of the most anticipated, star-studded charity fun race dubbed as ‘SUNPIOLOGY RUN: Sugar Wars’, set tomorrow, November 19 at sunset Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City.
The said initiative is spearheaded by Sun Life of Canada (Philippines) Incorporated as it focuses on preparation and prevention as keys to living a robust life. As the country’s top life insurer, it offers three initiatives that are empowering—as they are financially-rewarding: a comprehensive health protection product named ‘SUN Fit and Well’; and a free and informative wellness community called ‘Go Well’.
Embodying the message of ‘Go Well’, five ambassadors proved that passion and determination can pave the path to a healthy lifestyle. Apart from the inspiring health story of Pascual, he is joined by Rovilson Fernandez, Bubbles Paraiso, Jaymee Pizarro, and Tessa Prieto-Valdes as among the five ambassadors who reflect that passion and determination to having a healthy life, which is the primary vision of “Go Well’. Their stories can be viewed in the official website as well as facebook and Instagram (@gowellph) accounts.
‘Go Well’ is a community with a website that provides nutrition tips, exercise ideas, and content about a more mindful life. But more than just an online community, its members can enjoy discounts in partner establishments, as well as free access to regular community classes featuring the hottest fitness trends.
Also according to Sun Life’s chief marketing officer Mylene Lopa, “‘SUN Fit and Well’ provides coverage for 114 critical illnesses and can help replace funds used for diagnostic procedures and check-ups. But more than a usual health insurance, it provides benefits to keep customers healthy and well. It is available in limited pay and Advantage variants, which includes hospitalization and follow-up care with a specialist.”
The Philippines being declared as a diabetic hot spot, ‘Sugar Wars’ pushes for an active lifestyle as one of the best deterrents against this debilitating disease. Participants can choose from distances that include a 500m walk/dash for kids and adults (Php350); 3K (Php700); 5K (Php800); and 10K (Php900). Being an obstacle course, four ‘battle stations’ help facilitate better understanding about this particular illness.
What makes tomorrow’s event more attractive is the after-run show, which serve as the launch of Inigo Pascual’s debut album featuring the official ‘Go Well’ jingle titled ‘Live Life Brighter’ together with surprise performances.
The said fun race launch was held at the Visayas Ballroom of Sofitel Philippine Plaza on October 11, hosted by Boom Gonzalez and Tippy Dos Santos.
For more information about the event and its future health-related activities, visit SUNPIOLOGY RUN: Sugar Wars via www.sunpiology.com.
iMANDALUYONG CITY, Philippines – At the Mactan Room of a luxury five-star hotel—Shangri-La EDSA, United Harvesters Incorporated recently held its Thanksgiving Luncheon at the same time launched its second year of ToFarm Film Festival on Thursday, August 25.
Present in the said event were the mother and main advocate of ToFarm—Dr. Milagros Ong-How, the festival director—multi-awarded international film and TV master director Maryo J. Delos Reyes, and the project director Rommel Cunanan.
The people behind the three winning films—‘Paglipay’, ‘Pitong Kabang Palay’ and ‘Free Range’ as well as the Jury Special Award for Outstanding Film—‘Pauwi Na’ and the two other film finalists—‘Pilapil’ and ‘Kakampi’ were also in attendance.
Delos Reyes, the festival director officially announced the opening of the second year of the festival. Though the mechanics haven’t changed; this year’s theme is ‘Planting the Seeds of Change’ and the new category for awardees for Best Child Performer are the new things to look forward to.
The first festival ran last July 13 to 19 and was extended the following week from July 20 to 27. It also had its Central Luzon run from August 24-30.
Six film finalists will still be chosen for the second year. Deadline for submission of entries is set on Friday, November 18 and must be sent to ToFarm Secretariat Office located on the 10th floor of Harvester Corporate Center situated at 158 P. Tuazon corner 7th and 8th Avenue, Quezon City.
For more information about the festival, contact (632) 7095001 to 02 or log on to ToFarm.org.
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Seeing the film ‘Pare, Mahal Mo raw Ako’, written and directed by Joven Tan for the second time around during its premiere night—it gave me more appreciation of the movie, which was lifted from the hit song of the same title that was sung by one of the stars—Michael Pangilinan. Edgar Allan Guzman is Mark and fell in love with Pangilinan, who played Red, the guy best friend.
There were flaws in the storytelling, which I agree with my fellow writer-friend Arnel, but I just had to point on the good points of the film. First, it didn’t present struggles of how to accept gay people in a heavy drama. Yes, there were emotional scenes, but those were needed to highlight the emotions and the tensions between Mark and Red and so as Mark’s mother portrayed by Nora Aunor.
Second, Guzman could very well claim that this is one of his most natural and best performances ever. He was able to prove that acting needed not to be acted out. He has that depth and could deliver certain emotions even with hackneyed dialogues. His subtle actuations and the nuances of a ‘paminta’ gay were greatly displayed. In his scenes with more seasoned actresses—La Aunor and Ana Capri—he didn’t lag behind. While for a newcomer, Panglinan proved that he has potentials to have more chances of getting film projects.
Lastly, it has successfully concluded the film without any tragedy. It means that there really is a great hope for gay people to be happy in this world as long as people (especially between friends) would embrace and accept for who they are and for what they are capable of—to love without any boundaries. The line—‘sa pag-ibig walang forever, pero sana sa pag-ibig walang gender’—is witty and one quotable quote.
The film is set to open on Wednesday, June 8 in cinemas and is distributed by Viva Films.