Monday, October 3, 2022

Investors Summit to promote QC as top business destination

The highly-anticipated “Quezon City Investors Summit: Future Ready” will promote Quezon City as an ideal destination for investors and businesses as they continue to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cheap forms of entertainment at home

Technology has given as a lot of choices on how we can turn dull, boring moments at home into something fun and exciting yet worthwhile. Nowadays, there are a lot of apps and subscriptions that can be used for entertainment or to just kill our time. Streaming apps for movies and series, apps for listening unlimited music genres are just a tap away from our smartphones.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Emergency Hotline Numbers: Metro Manila, Rizal, Quezon, Cavite, Batangas, Bulacan


Metro Manila:
1. San Juan City.         238-43-33
2. Paranaque City.       829-09-22
3. Muntinlupa City.      925-43-51
4. Valenzuela City.     292-14-05/0915-2598376
5. Makati City.               870-11-91/870-14-60
6. Caloocan (south).    288-77-17
7. Caloocan (north).     277-28-85
8. Mandaluyong City.   532-21-89/532-24-02
9. Marikina City.            646-24-36/646-24-26
10. Pasig City.               632-00-99
11. Pateros                    642-51-59
12. Manila.                     927-13-35/978-53-12
13. Taguig City.              0917-550-3727
14. Pasay City Rescue hotline: 833-8512 / 551-7777

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Cine Europa 25 at Rizal Park | September 26-October 4, 2022

Cine Europa 25, the longest and biggest film festival of the European Union in the Philippines, is going to the Open – Air Auditorium of Rizal Park in Manila from September 26 to 4 October. 

The film festival is going hybrid this year as it travels to Cebu City, Manila, Iloilo and Palawan.

Cine Europa 25 will have a total of 23 onsite screenings at the Rizal Park. The screenings are held in the afternoon and evening. Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis and the public is encouraged to observe health protocols while watching the films.

The featured opening film at Rizal Park on 26 September at 6pm is Girl Picture from Finland. Ambassador Juha Markus Pyykkö  will grace the event.

Girl Picture tells the story of three girls – Mimmi, Emma and Rönkkö – who are experiencing the “earth moving effects of falling in love”. The coming-of-age film premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award in the World Dramatic Competition. The film was directed by Alli Haapasalo, from a screenplay by Ilona Ahti and Daniela Hakulinen. 

Catch Cine Europa 25 on CineEuropa facebook page to keep updated on the line-up of films at the Park and online,   schedule of the film screenings and activities. Please register at

Cine Europa 25 is organized by the EU Delegation to the Philippines, EU Member States’ Embassies, Cultúr Éireann, Irish Film Institute, Goethe-Institut, Instituto Cervantes de Manila and the Philippine-Italian Association, in partnership with the National Parks and Development Committee, the Film Development Council and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, as well as other local and commercial partners.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Anyare: GFX2022 Global Grant Challenge (Call for Submission)

[ANYARE?] GFX2022 GLOBAL GRANT CHALLENGE (open for Filipinos)

"Make Your Next Great Image: Turn your dream photography or film project into reality! Submit a proposal for a chance to receive a global grant award".

Grant is open from Sep. 8th, 2022 to Nov. 30th, 2022. Conclusion of the production period is August 2023.

*No purchase necessary to enter or win.
*A total approximate retail value of all grant awards offered in connection with this program is USD $229,500.

"Proposed projects may be submitted as still photography or in a movie format."

©Krittanun Tantraporn (Global Grant Award 2021)

"Anyare" is a contraction for "Ano ang nangyari?". As a Filipino slang, it is used informally to inquire about details on an event that has happened or is happening. The same term can also be used loosely to ask why something happened. 

ANYARE features exhibitions, activities, and events related to Philippine photography. It will also cover happenings in the international scene to provide better context on the practice of contemporary photography for Filipinos. 

Be a contributor. Send an email to:

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

TCL introduces TCL FreshIN Series Air Conditioner to offer healthier and more comfortable experience

TCL Electronics, a leading consumer electronics brand, has introduced the TCL FreshIN Series air conditioners to the Philippine market—the latest premium addition to the TCL Smart home ecosystem, different from conventional AC, which circulates air inside the house. TCL FreshIN Series features an all-around fresh air system that transports the fresh air from the outdoors to the indoors helping increase the oxygen and humidity level to offer users an unprecedented intimate experience of health and care.

FreshIN Series is available in 1.0HP and 1.5HP models, which can complement any space.

The FreshIN Series includes premium key features, such as its “FreshIN+” that will let you know when the fresh air enters your room with a blue light. The Temperature Balancing feature avoids uncomfortable temperature fluctuations. After the fresh air is drawn in, it will be either cooled down or warmed up to match the level required with ±0.5°C precision control.

FreshIN models feature a high-powered air engine, so you can enjoy up to 60 cubic meters of fresh air per hour, which could easily deliver pure clean air for most indoor spaces.

Air purification has now become a priority for consumers. The FreshIN Series features a highly efficient system using QuadruPuri Filters: the fresh air will pass through 4 different layers (a preliminary filter, a silver ion antibacterial layer, a HEPA high-efficiency filter, and a high-density filter).

TCL FreshIN Series also features Gentle Breeze Mode with more than one thousand micro-holes to create a soft laminar airflow, offering a comfortable breeze without a harsh, direct cold draft.
Connected with the TCL Home App, the FreshIN Series is compatible with Google Assistant, which gives users control of the air conditioner 24/7 with a smartphone or TCL TV with simple voice commands.

Only a clean air conditioner can keep the air in your home fresh. The CleanXpress function reminds you when it’s time to clean and makes it easy to keep it pristine. Controlled through the TCL Home app, the auto clean function is an efficient system that utilizes water molecules in the air to eliminate impurities. And, for effortless manual cleaning, the unit is designed to be taken apart and reassembled quickly.

Key features
QuadruPuri Filter
Temperature Balancing
Air Engine
Gentle Breeze
Smart Inverter Technology
CleanXpress Innovation
Smart Control (IoT)
Native Style Cooling
360° Airflow
4-Way Airflow
Sleep Mode
Fast Cooling
Deep Clean
Ion Generator

*Product availability, appearance, and functionality may differ between regions. For regional sales information, please consult the TCL representatives in your community.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

SM Prime and WWF Philippines announce partnership to champion climate change solutions

SM Prime Holdings, Inc., one of Southeast Asia’s leading integrated property developers and leading conservation organization World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines have entered a collaboration in adopting a more robust reporting framework to address the climate crisis. 

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Hamilo Coast and WWF: partners in eco-tourism and sustainability

Hamilo Coast, the premier beach resort town in Nasugbu, Batangas, may be the weekend haven of the country’s affluent set, yet it is on track as a thriving model of sustainable eco-tourism practices.

Sunday, August 28, 2022

September is Philippine Film Industry Month (PFIM)

In line with Presidential Proclamation 1085, s. 2021, September was declared as the Philippine Film Industry Month (PFIM) to showcase and celebrate the achievements and progress of the discipline of film and filmmaking. Under the presidential proclamation, the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP), is designated as the lead agency for the celebration of the PFIM. 

This year’s month-long festivities will go with the theme “Tuloy Ang Kuwento: Ang Pagbabalik ng Pelikulang Pilipino” spotlighting the new National Artists for Film and Broadcast, remembering Filipino movie gems, and the lofty ideal of beginning another golden age for Philippine cinema.

To all film fans and folks, get ready to celebrate this month as we bring exciting events, special screenings, and programs prepared by the country’s film Agency in celebrating our beloved industry. Let’s do this!

#FDCP #PFIM2022 #TuloyAngKuwento

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Sinag Schools program powers up school in Batangas

SM Foundation and Maxeon Solar Technologies formally held the community launch of the Sinag Schools Program at Lemery Pilot Elementary School in Batangas.

SM Foundation (SMFI), the corporate social responsibility arm of the SM group, together with Maxeon Solar Technologies, recently powered up the Lemery Pilot Elementary School (LPES) in Batangas through the Sinag Schools program.

This social good collaboration between SMFI and Maxeon aims to provide clean and renewable energy to schools in grassroot communities by installing solar panels on an SM school building, especially to those that have low operating expenses.