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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

One Championship fighters getting ready for the big fight night on December 2 at SM MOA Arena


The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), held a luncheon for select members of the media at Vikings Mall of Asia on November 29, 2016 (Tuesday). Athletes in attendance included ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera, ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes, and world title challenger Reece “Lightning” McLaren, as well as Filipino fighters Danny Kingad and Eugene Toquero.

Photo Credit: Darren Bendanillo

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Mister Supranational 2016: 37 Official Candidates



Mister Supranational 2016 is holding its first edition in Poland organized by its president, Gerhard Parzutka von Lipinski. Finals night will be held on December 3, 2016 in a live televised event which will take place in Krynica Zdrój.

Based in Panama, the World Beauty Association (WBA), S.A. has developed a trusted reputation for over twenty years of experience in the event industry and beauty contests. WBA S.A. is the proud organizer of Mister and Miss Supranational beauty contests. The President of WBA is Tryny Marcela Yandar Lobon.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Mr. Manila 2016 at Winford Hotel, Manila | December 10, 2016


Mr. Manila 2016, a bodybuilding competition, is set to showcase muscle and fitness on stage at Winford Hotel and Casino on December 10, 2016 (Saturday). The venue is located at Brgy. 350, Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines.

Registration on the day will be at 7:00am to 2:00pm. Competition starts at 3:00pm. All contestants will receive a certificate of participation.

Miss India Dimple Patel is Miss Globe 2016; Miss Philippines Nichole Manalo - 3rd runner-up


Miss India Dimple Patel was crowned Miss Globe 2016 held at National Open Theater in Tirana, Albania on November 25, 2016. Patel bested the other 59 beautiful candidates across the globe. Patel is the first Indian to win the title. She was crowned by Miss Globe 2015 Ann Lorraine Colis of the Philippines.

Miss Colombia Yenny Carillo won first runner-up, while Miss Albania Kristina Skurra clinched the second runners-up spot.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Call for Submission: "Anthology of Rage: Marcos No Hero"


Call for submissions for the "Anthology of Rage: Marcos No Hero" is officially open. Announcement of accepted works/authors will be one (1) month after the call for submissions ends midnight of 30 January. 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Brandon Vera returns to ONE Championship cage to defend heavyweight title


ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera (14-7-0, 1NC) of San Diego, California is set to make his much-anticipated return to the ONE Championship cage on December 2, 2016 (Friday) at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. The Filipino-American fighteris set to defend his title belt against undefeated Japanese challenger Hideki Sekine (7-0) in the main event of ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION.

The matchup headlines a stacked fight card featuring a posse of local homegrown Filipino mixed martial artists. Seeing action are Team Lakay standouts Geje Eustaquio, Honorio Banario, April Osenio and Danny Kingad. Also to see cage time are Eugene Toquero, Mark Striegl, and Filipino-Australian Reece McLaren.

Friday, November 18, 2016

42nd Metro Manila Film Festival: 8 Official Entries (Full-Length; Shorts)


The eight (8) official full-length film entries to the 42nd Metro Manila Film Festival have been announced. They are: #MMFF2016

1.  DIE BEAUTIFUL directed by Jun Robles Lana, starring Paolo Ballesteros

2. VINCE & KATH & JAMES directed by Ted Boborol, starring Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia, and Ronnie Alonte

Lecture: "Historiography of a 'Lost' Cinema" by Nick Deocampo | November 24, 2016


CMC Research Brownbag presents Nick Deocampo's lecture, "Historiography of a 'Lost' Cinema: Issues to Consider" on November 24, 2016 (2-4pm) at Videotheque, UP Film Institute.

“How does one write the history of a ‘lost’ cinema?” The problematic surrounding Cebu’s “lost” cinema provides a daunting task for film historians desiring to write about a cinema whose films are lost, its filmmakers are gone and there is no reliable archive to consult about its past. Even the scant historiography available is uneven and in need of scrupulous scrutiny and validation. Considering the difficulties faced in historicizing Cebu’s “lost” film heritage, this talk will discuss key issues to consider in constructing the historiography of a cinema burdened with “absence” and “loss.” 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Mountain Dew holds Dew Tour AM series to Manila & engage the skate community


Mountain Dew® is excited to announce the successful Dew Tour Am Series will be coming again to Manila on November 19-20, 2016. This adrenaline-charged, action-packed amateur skateboarding competition will give local skaters of all levels the opportunity to compete for a chance to win P75,000 and a trip to Dew Tour USA.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Worlds collide as Slimmers World holds Mr. & Ms. Great Bodies 2016


Taking inspiration from the honoured traditions of the World of Warcraft, Slimmers World International conducts the search for the Mr. & Ms. Great Bodies 2016 Finals on November 15, 2016 at the Resorts World Manila. 

Asia’s foremost name in slimming, health, fitness and beauty, Slimmers World, celebrates the 21st year of Mr. & Ms. Great Bodies with the biggest ever search for the pinnacle of physical perfection. This year’s thirty candidates embody the spirit of medieval warriors of ALLIANCE and HORDE as they collide to defend and rally their legions with STRENGTH, KNOWLEDGE, VERSATILITY and POWER to spur them to victory.