Tokyo Music Jazz and Arts Festival at Central Square this July 15th
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The Tokyo Music Jazz and Arts Festival presents Rhythm and Blues Remake—musical collaboration between jazz artists like Charito, Yuki Arimasa, Colby Dela Calzada, Alvin Cornista, and Bratpack, hosted by Cris Villonco on July 15, 2016, Friday, at 7:30 PM.
The show will be held at Central Square, a premiere retail destination at the corner of 5th Avenue and 30th Street, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig. 
Entrance is free.

Poster- Rhythm and Blues Remake at Central Square

Owned and operated by the SSI Group, Central Square is home to lifestyle brands such as Kate Spade New York, Gap, Marks & Spencer, Dune London, Pottery Barn, Charming Charlie and Beauty Bar to name a few.

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To know more about the The Tokyo Music Jazz and Arts Festival, click HERE.

Because we all need a La Paz Batchoy T-shirt in our lives
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They’ve been staple Filipino products for years. Now two beloved Filipino food brands are highlighted in a collaboration between Monde Nissin Corporation and Uniqlo.
The new designs feature the designs of Filipino noodle brand Lucky Me!, and cookie sandwich, Bingo.

Lucky Me! La Paz Batchoy
Bingo Cookie Sandwich
Lucky Me!

The limited edition collections are now available in all Uniqlo stores nationwide at PhP 590 each.
The shirts will also be available at Uniqlo stores in Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia.

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Enjoy 1GB data for Php 50 with Smart GigaSurf50
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Smart Communications unveils GigaSurf50, the country’s first 1GB data offer at P50, valid for three days!
GigaSurf50 also comes with an additional 300MB for streaming on sites YouTube, iflix and more.
To enjoy this latest offer, text GIGA50 to 9999.

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What’s pasadata?
GigaSurf50 is also big enough for subscribers to share with others through Pasadata, Smart’s innovative feature that lets subscribers pass on a chunk of their data to friends and family.
To share part of your GigaSurf50, text PASADATA MB and send to 808.

Among Smart new offerings are a P1,288 Prepaid Smartphone kit to offer the most value-packed big-screen smartphone in the country today, and the Smartlife app lets subscribers enjoy exclusive daily perks, movies, music and games at their fingertips.

All these products go hand in hand with Smart’s rapid LTE deployment and network expansion to deliver faster, more reliable and affordable Internet services throughout the country.
To keep updated with Smart’s latest offers, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @LiveSmart.

Duterte inauguration: Meet your new First Family
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About two weeks before the May 9 elections, a socialite’s father died, and as the “alta” society of Manila gathered at the Forbes church wake, some guests were seen and overheard showing members of the Duterte family on their phones, laughing, mocking and basically saying, this is the first family you’re going to get if you vote for Duterte.

Today I made it a point to take my day off, stay in bed and watch the inauguration of President Rodrigo Duterte on TV.
I was surprised to see how dignified the family looked—as they put it on Twitter, “They cleaned up well.”

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L-R: Paolo, Sara, President Duterte, ex-wife Elizabeth Zimmerman, Sebastian Duterte

My friend Grace has always said she likes the face of Sara Duterte, who looks butch on a regular day with her shaved hair and tattoos. Today she looked so elegant in her blue terno. I like her so much, I’m already thinking Sara Duterte for President, 2022. The same Sara who notoriously punched a sheriff at a demolition site. This woman has balls.

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Duterte children in the Palace, including youngest Kitty (from the President’s partner, Honeylet Avanceña)

“It feels so good that the President and the family is actually representative of the demographic of the modern Pinoy today,” observed my friend James from Hong Kong. “Some are local and some are mixed. Some with divorced or separated parents. So refreshing,” he added.

Duterte inauguration

Basically you have relatable people in the family. Not “alta”, and even though not decent by others people’s standards, we’re liking this family.

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Generations of Duterte women

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The President arrives with his partner Honeylet and daughter Kitty

Duterte family

I’ll admit that I’ve been waiting for June 30 for a long time.
When Duterte first announced he would have a simple oath taking in Malacañan if he wins, I already wanted to vote for him.
Recently, I had lunch with a friend of mine in the catering business, who groaned when he heard that the food served at the inauguration would be maruya.
Truthfully, I had to Google maruya. It seems to be a delicious banana fritter. Yum.


I felt sad when Noynoy left the Palace and didn’t stay behind for the ceremony.
I stopped playing Candy Crush when Duterte took his historical first steps as President on the staircase of Malacañan.
I loved the acapella singing of the National anthem, and I cringed on my shabu-shabu lunch when Freddie Aguilar sang.
But when Duterte said his speech, I just had to catch my breath and cry a little.

“I thought the speech was brilliant and to the point. No frills and plain spoken,” said my friend Grace. “I like how the whole event set the tone—from inauguration to the speech to the first family’s demeanor,” she added.

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Read the full text of inaugural address HERE.