Nominate Manila for Monopoly World Edition

25 01 2008

The Monopoly board game comes up with its first “World Edition” and Hasbro (the creator of the popular game) wants us to choose the cities to be included in the board.

The company has pre-selected 68 cities, excluding Manila. However, savvy Pinoy Internet users are allowed to nominate Manila as a “Wildcard City”.

How? Just register at the voting site and nominate “Manila, Philippines”. You need to make sure that you are not nominating other similarly-named cities like “Manila, Alabama”. Don’t forget to nominate Manila every day for better chances!

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Miss Wika 2007: Vote for Me Special

21 08 2007

Ladies and gentlemen, presenting the 56 candidates of Miss Wika 2007 Blog Writing Pageant, representing different parts of the Philippines and the Filipino international communities, in this year’s “Vote for Me” Special!


Let’s welcome the ladies onstage with a special performance by Mr. Sexyback himself, Justin Timberlake!


On centerstage, here is Contestant No. 22, Miss Empress Maruja!

I am just a simple girl with a simple ambition. Hi! My name is Empress Maruja, representing Novaliches!

Writing has been my passion since high school, but it was only back in college when I honed and practiced creative writing into its fullest potential from essays, one-act plays, screenplays, and even children’s stories.

My inspiration comes from everything and anything about my life as well as my surroundings. I used to write with a muse in mind, but then again I realized that the only person that I should seek inspiration from is myself.

My entry to Wika 2007 is entitled “Ang Pagladlad ng Kapa,” where I compared the pride of one’s native language to an unfurling of one’s cape during a beauty pageant as well as the unfurling of one’s true identity, that of my own. As I’ve said in my entry, I believe that language is something that you could hold on to because a simple smile, wink, or touching of each other’s bodies is not enough.

A vote for me is a vote of support for the Filipino gay community. Once again this is Empress Maruja, please vote for me! 😉


To vote for Empress Maruja’s wonderful and fabulous entry to Wika 2007, “Ang Pagladlad ng Kapa,” simply register at Pintig.Pinoyblogosphere.Net and click on the “STAR” corresponding to her entry. Fifty percent of the total score will come from public votes, and she needs it…BADLY.

Deadline of votes will be on August 25 at 11:59:59 pm, so don’t delay!

Shameless Plugs: ZsaZsa Zaturnnah Ze Musikal’s 5th (and Final) Run

20 05 2007

Due to insistent public demand (ayaw talagang paawat ng mga vekla!), the parlorista ng bayan will be back for the 5th time to do your hair… while saving the world!

ZSAZSA ZATURNNAH ZE MUZIKAL, Tanghalang Pilipino’s longest-running and most successful production will be staged again on June 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 20 and July 1 at the Carlos P. Romulo Theater, RCBC PLAZA, Makati.

Cast includes Lauren Novero and Arnold Reyes alternating as DODONG; Kalila Aguilos as QUEEN FEMINA SUARESTELLAR BAROUX; Nar Cabico as the DIDI; Vincent De Jesus alternating with Tuxqs Rutaquio as ADA; and K Brosas as ZSAZSA ZATURNNAH with Eula Valdes appearing in special performances.

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Shameless Plugs: ABC-5’s “Dokyu” Now a Student Competition

17 05 2007

(from a write-up by Jocelyn Dimaculangan)

After a brief hiatus, ABC-5 News & Public Affairs launches a brand new season of its landmark program Dokyu this May. This TV program has been highly acclaimed for providing start-up incentives as well as an exhibition platform for independent documentary filmmakers, both professionals and amateurs/students.

For its brand new season, there will be a lot of changes starting with the concept of the show. Dokyu will now be a competition program, with different levels or categories. For the first season, the competition will be in the student category, and will be similar to the Gawad Cultural Center of the Philippines, Urian and Catholic Mass Media Awards. The winning documentary will receive a tax-free cash prize of P50,000 and a trophy.

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Shameless Plugs: Auditions for “Pilipinas Circa 1907”

27 04 2007

Tanghalang Pilipino announces the first of its auditions for its 21st Theater Season of Power Plays. On May 8, 9 and 10, 2007, the search is on for the cast of PILIPINAS CIRCA 1907, the company’s season opener. Auditions for this Philippine zarzuela will be held at the Bulwagang Amado Hernandez, Upper Ground Floor, Tanghalang Pambansa, CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd., Pasay City, from 6:00 to 10:00 PM.

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Philippine Idol Updates: Mau’s First Major Concert…in Lucena

20 04 2007

The first Philippine Idol Mau Marcelo will be having her first major concert in her hometown, Lucena City. Her concert is entitled “On My Own” and it will be held tomorrow, April 21, at Sentro Pastoral in Isabang.

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Shameless Plugs: Make Filipinos a Part of On The Lot

11 04 2007

The filmmaker reality competition On The Lot is about to choose its 16 finalists and they need to put an Asian candidate or two in the fray.

And what better Asian should they choose but a Filipino.

Paolo Dy, a Cebuano director/ cinematographer/ screenwriter now based in Manila, is asking for your support for him to be part of this momentous competition. His short film, “QWERTY,” is one of the highest reviewed Asian entries in On The Lot’s website.

Watch his film on the site and give it a 5-star review. The more positive reviews, the higher the chances of him making into the top 16.

Remember that the winner of On The Lot would have a $1-million Dreamworks development deal.

Here’s a youtube clip of QWERTY:

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