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Monday, September 9, 2019

Cine Europa 22 at Greenbelt Cinema, Makati | September 20-24, 2019


Cine Europa 22 opens in Manila on September 20, 2019 at Cinema 1, Greenbelt 3, Makati City.

Every year, Cine Europa wants to reach out to more Filipinos so this year we are going to Bohol from 11 to 12 October 2019 in addition to Cebu; Baybay, Leyte and Iloilo. The festival maintains its presence in Naga and Palawan in addition to Makati and Film Development Council of the Philippines (Kalaw, Manila).

The Chargé d'Affaires, a.i. of the EU Delegation to the Philippines, Mr. Thomas Wiersing, considers the film festival as the most influential cultural diplomacy tool "Cine Europa is a distinctive way to showcase European cultural diversity and to open up opportunities in the cultural and creative industries," he said.


This year, 13 movies about the enduring tales of love, friendship, faith, triumph and courage are presented by the Embassies of Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

13 Films:

BELGIUM: Behind the Clouds (2016)

THE CZECH REPUBLIC: The Tiger Theory (2016)

DENMARK: Winter Brothers (2017)

FRANCE: Tour de France (2016)

GERMANY: Greetings from Fukushima (2016)

HUNGARY: Happy New Year (2018)

ITALY: Being Leonardo da Vinci, An Impossible Interview (2019)

NORWAY: The King’s Choice (2016)

THE NETHERLANDS: The Marathon (2012)

POLAND: Cold War (2018) - Special Screening

SPAIN: 10,000 km (2014)

SWEDEN: Drifters (2015) 

UNITED KINGDOM: Mary Shelley (2017)

Press Screening film: Cold War
Cold War is a passionate love story between a man and a woman who meet in the ruins of post-war Poland. With different backgrounds and temperaments, they are fatally mismatched and yet fatefully condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the couple are separated by politics, character flaws and unfortunate twists of fate – an impossible love story in impossible times.

The film director is Paweł Pawlikowski, who co-wrote the screenplay. His most recent film, Ida, was a global success, winning the Oscar and BAFTA for best foreign language film as well as five European Film Awards including best European film, director and screenplay. The film is a Polish/British/French production which shows how interconnected is the European film industry. Mr. Jarosław Szczepankiewicz, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Embassy of Poland, will introduce the film "Cold War."


Cine Europa Roadshow
Cine Europa is the longest and most comprehensive film festival in the country as it takes place in nine cities in a variety of venues from theatres to malls and universities. The festival started 1998 and has been running for 22 years.

The film festival will be held at Cinema 1, Greenbelt 3, from September 20 to 24. The festival goes to SM City in Cebu, Iloilo City; Bohol; Ateneo de Naga University and SM in Naga; Palawan State University and SM in Palawan; and Visayas State University in Baybay, Leyte. The festival returns to Manila at the Film Development Council of the Philippines in November for its last leg.

The festival is presented by the EU Delegation to the Philippines and the Embassies of Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom, as well as Alliance Francaise in Manila, the British Council, the Goethe-Institut, Instituto Cervantes, and the Philippine-Italian Association.

Cine Europa has earned a niche among film enthusiasts in the country because of its strong collaboration with local partners, including the Film Development Council of the Philippines, Ayala Mall, Bohol provincial government, SM Corporation, the Ateneo De Naga University, the Visayas State University in Baybay Leyte and the Provincial Government of Palawan and Palawan State University.

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Sunday, September 8, 2019

PTT, official fuel partner of Wish 107.5 Bus

MOA Signing. PTT and Wish 107.5 executives show off copies of the memorandum of agreement for the partnership held right inside the Wish Bus stationed at PTT Edsa Veterans
(L-R) PTT Director for Corporate Support Paul Senador, PTT Philippines Corporation President & CEO Thitiroj Rergsumran, Wish 107.5 VP for Marketing Jay Eusebio, and PTT Philippines Trading Corporation President & CEO Danilo Alabado.

The iconic Wish 107.5 Bus that features big names and upcoming acts has become more powerful in bringing music on the road following its partnership with Thailand’s largest oil firm PTT that will serve as its official fuel partner.

PTT Philippines and Wish 107.5 sealed an agreement on September 5, 2019 (Thursday) during the live program of “Roadshow” hosted by DJ Alice to formalize the partnership.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Slimmers World's Mr. and Ms. Great Bodies 2019 Winners


Slimmers World International declares Ernest Rico Sto. Tomas (Marikina) & Giselle Andrea Gapay (Legaspi) as Mr. and Ms. Great Bodies 2019 Grand Champions at the finals night held at Newport Performing Arts Theater of Resorts World Manila Hotel. 

Terry Henryk Surjan (Adriatico) & Leila Ceballos (Marikina) finished as first runners-up, while Ithan Najafi (Megamall) & Lorraine Mae Tejano (Trafalgar) clinched the second runners-up spot.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

David Madella’s "Cloud Canyons No. 31," home at BDO Corporate Center in Ortigas, Pasig


BDO Unibank, Inc. presents the work of Filipino artist David Medalla, "Cloud Canyons No. 31," at its Corporate Center in Ortigas (CCO). Permanently installed at its lobby, the Bank welcomes everyone to visit the sculpture.

Cloud Canyons No. 31 was first exhibited in 2016 when Medalla was one of the shortlisted artists for the inaugural Hepworth Wakefield Prize for Sculpture. Made of plexiglas tubes, wood, fibreglass, water, soap, and oxygenators, it is part of a series often referred to as the “bubble machines.” 

Friday, August 30, 2019

Slimmers World's Mr. & Ms. Great Bodies 2019: 28 Official Candidates


Taking inspiration from the Lost City of Atlantis, Slimmers World International holds the most anticipated search for the Mr. & Ms. Great Bodies 2019 to be held on September 3, 2019 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater in Resorts World Manila.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Air Run 2019 at CCP Complex | September 15, 2019


Takbo Para Sa Kalikasan holds its 3rd leg run of the four elements representing fire, water, air, and earth. Organized by Green Media Events, the year-long benefit run series aims to urge the public to partake in environmental conservation amid the drastic impacts of global warming.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Nippon Paint's Asia Young Designer Awards (AYDA) 2019 announces call for entries


Nippon Paint (Coatings) Philippines, Inc. announced the call for entries for the Asia Young Designer Awards (AYDA) 2019 during a media launch held at the Hotel Jen in Pasay City.

Now on its 11th year, AYDA 2019, which carries the theme “FORWARD: A Sustainable Future,” encourages bright and creative Architecture and Interior Design students to use their talents to transform future environments and create significant impact in the succeeding generations by providing practical design solutions.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Martin Nguyen & Koyomi Matsushima stare down at official ONE: DAWN OF HEROES press conference


Reigning and defending ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen of Australia and challenger Koyomi “Moushigo” Matsushima stared down at the official pre-event press conference for ONE: DAWN OF HEROES, Tuesday afternoon at the City of Dreams Manila Grand Ballroom in Pasay City, Philippines.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Fighters face off at ONE: DAWN OF HEROES Press Conference in Manila


ONE Championship’s biggest stars took center stage for the official ONE: DAWN OF HEROES kick-off press conference held Tuesday afternoon at the City of Dreams Manila in Pasay City, Philippines

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Taiwan Excellence brings ‘Internet of Things’ innovation in the Philippines


Taiwan has been the pivot of the global economy of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) since the 1980s, with huge partnerships among IT giants such as Apple, Google, and Microsoft, to name a few. The country has become one of the world’s largest sources of semiconductors, personal computing, mobile devices, broadband appliances and display markets, which have provided for 16% of their GDP.