This holiday season, the awe-inspiring Disney On Ice returns for another spectacular performance on ice at Araneta

For kids and kids at heart, Christmas is never complete without the colorful, magical show that makes Christmas dreams and fantasies come to life—Disney on Ice.

Now on its 33rd show worldwide, Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival will once again capture the hearts of the Filipino fans—both parents and their children—who will watch the show at the Big Dome.
This year’s grand production will wow viewers as it features Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, and – for the first time – the Academy Award winning and number one animated feature film of all time, Frozen!

“We are taking a fresh new spin on how we’re presenting the Disney stories. We are weaving together the four worlds of royal sisters Anna and Elsa, Ariel, Belle and Rapunzel as they each embark on their own epic journey,” says producer Juliette Feld.

Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival showcases a medley of splendid set elements, impressive light display and costume pieces, along with show-stopping performances by a cast of world-class skaters!

“Everyone will be in awe as they watch Ariel slowly pulled upwards and then rapidly twirl above the ice. This is the first time that we’ve captured her transformation like this in a production. That’s what makes Magical Ice Festival different, we selected scenes we’ve never done before and then took our time on the details to make them truly special,” says director Patty Vincent.
Sure to amaze and delight kids and young at heart, Disney On Ice will take you to an unforgettable magical journey as you get whisked away into the wintry world of Disney movie’s Frozen!
“In our more than 30 years of producing Disney On Ice shows, Feld Entertainment has been waiting for a film like Frozen,” says producer Nicole Feld.

“By pulling together moments from classic Disney stories to the newest feature film sensation Frozen and combining them with elements of comedy and music, we developed a truly unique way to re-tell each fairytale,” says producer Juliette Feld.

Celebrate Christmas with your family and Disney favorites Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, and Goofy, together with Ariel, Belle, Rapunzel, and sisters Anna and Elsa in the enchanting world of Disney on Ice presents Magical Ice Festival.

The show runs from December 25 to January 3. Tickets are now on sale. For more information, visit TicketNet website or call 911-5555.

Shell V-Power Nitro+ ends the year with excitement

In the 365 days in a year, any ordinary day can turn out to be filled with pleasant surprises. Unknown to some, these pleasant surprises can be claimed in exploring paths and finding new discoveries on the road. As the year 2015 comes to a close, Pilipinas Shell encourages motorists to claim the exciting drives they deserve with their premium performance fuel, Shell V-Power Nitro+.

“As we celebrate the coming yuletide season and mark the wonderful memories of this year, we Filipinos also deserve to revel in the simple joys and exceptional adventures on the road,” said Pilipinas Shell Vice President for Retail, Anthony Lawrence Yam. “More than getting to destinations, we share the passion of Filipino motorists in giving their vehicles utmost care in fueling their exciting drives.”

Performance that excites

Fervent in educating motorists about the two performance-robbing threats, gunk and corrosion, Shell continues to showcase how Shell V-Power Nitro+ can help Filipino motorists bring their exciting drives to life. Road warriors continue to win against the double threats to their engine’s performance with Shell’s latest generation of premium performance fuels, Shell V-Power Nitro+.

Known for its commitment to innovation and technology, Shell developed an immersive 360-degree visual experience using the Gear VR technology. As an integrated educational tool to share to motorists about the two performance-robbing threats that can occur inside an engine, this experience took the audience on a journey inside the engine to learn about the performance benefits of using Shell V-Power Nitro+.
From a virtual reality experience, to an adrenaline-filled activity, Shell V-Power Nitro+ demonstrated the rush of excitement as it launched the Choose Excitement Challenge to the media. In this thrilling dare, different media personalities put their wit to the test as they unraveled clues and solved puzzles in a specially designed truck to find the missing formula of Shell V-Power Nitro+ Diesel.

On the road

In escaping the terror of gunk and corrosion in the room, the same victory can be felt by motorists who fuel their engines with Shell V-Power Nitro+ fuels, Shell’s premium performance fuels designed to fight gunk and corrosion. Gunk or engine deposit is a battle that motorists face every day. The use of lower class fuels can cause gunk to build-up on critical fuel system components like the diesel fuel injectors—which can rob engines of power.

Shell V-Power Nitro+ Diesel is formulated with powerful cleaning agents that help remove engine deposits or gunk and is also designed to protect engines’ fuel system with an anti-corrosion component that forms a protective film on metal surfaces. This helps prevent corrosion tendency and helps to protect precision fuel system components.

Regular maintenance for motorists can be as challenging as unraveling a mystery. Beyond regular maintenance, the daily use of premium quality fuels can bring road warriors a thrilling experience on the road. With a well-maintained vehicle, conquering uphill tracks, rough terrains, and even the bustling city streets becomes a piece of cake. Shell V-Power Nitro+ Diesel helps motorists reclaim their engine’s performance as they make their thrilling road adventures come to life.

“We want our customers to make every mile a moment before the year comes to a close by claiming their extraordinary road adventure they deserve. With Shell’s best ever premium performance diesel, Shell V-Power Nitro+ Diesel, we want our customers to win against the threats that can hamper their engine’s performance,” said Yam.

So whether Filipino drivers fill up their cars with Shell V-Power Nitro+ Gasoline, Ferrari’s choice for improved performance, Shell V-Power Nitro+ Diesel, Shell’s best ever premium performance diesel, or Shell V-Power Nitro+ Racing, Shell’s top performance gasoline, Shell V-Power Nitro+ encourages Filipino motorists to bring their exciting drives to life.

For more information on Shell V-Power Nitro+ Diesel, log-on to www.shell.com.ph/makeyourdrivecomealive.

With the OLX Possibili-tree pay it forward this Holiday season

This Christmas, OLX has partnered with Save the Children in raising funds that will go to programs dedicated to creating better lives for children and their families here in the Philippines. This shared goal has led to the creation of the OLX Possibili-tree.

“With OLX Possibili-tree, we would like to send out the message thatit is possible to reward ourselves while extending support to others at the same time. The full amount that we will generate from selling these secondhand items will be turned over to Save the Children to assist them with their disaster response programs that are especially focused on education and health,” says OLX Philippines Brand Marketing Manager Jean Magboo.

The OLX Possibili-tree stands 15 feet tall and is made up of quality secondhand items that are up for sale from December 15, 2015 to January 15, 2016, at Gateway Mall cinema lobby located at the 4th floor.

“We are grateful for this partnership with OLX and we invite everyone to join by donating or buying any of the items on display on the OLX Possibili-tree. Your donations will go a long way in helping us support our sponsored children and their families to have better access to health, childhood development, and education. This wonderful gift will give them more reason to smile and feel loved not just this Christmas but all year round,” says Riel Andaluz, Corporate Partnerships Sr. Manager of Save the Children.

Clothes, books, home appliances, bags, office supplies, and gadgets are just some of the quality secondhand items that will be up for sale.

Aside from buying or donating items, everyone can help spread the word by taking a photo of the OLX Possibili-tree and share it on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with the hashtag #OLXPossibilitree. Regular cash donations are also accepted at the OLX booth stationed beside the Possibili-tree, which is open from 10AM to 10PM daily from December 15, 2015 until January 15, 2016.

Like OLX Philippines on Facebook and follow @olxph on Twitter and Instagram to get more updates.

HONDA LAUNCHES THE ALL NEW HONDA RS150 – Another Great Gen S Story

The world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer, is now introducing another exciting motorcycle one after the other in the Philippine market. From the most technologically advance Scooters with Smart Engines to the most powerful Sports Engine in its class. After several months of speculation, Honda has finally presented the All New Honda RS150. This Honda newest Sports Bike is equipped with a New Generation 150cc Liquid-cooled DOHC 6-speed engine, born out of Honda Racing DNA with class leading advance technology.

In its official public launch in this year’s Inside Racing Grand Prix (IRGP) event held at Carmona Racing Circuit, Mr. Daiki Mihara, Honda Philippines, Inc. President and Mr. Noriaki Abe of Asian Honda, Chief Operating Officer of Asia & Oceana Region of Honda Motor Japan, announces Honda’s commitment in delivering the most exciting Honda product for the New Generation. This time, not only that Honda has introduced in the Philippines Honda Smart Engines for Scooter or Automatic models but now our New Generation of Filipino Sports Motorcycle Enthusiast can enjoy the All New Honda RS150 with Powerful Sports Engine. This is just the beginning of another Gen-S story to come hinted by the two top Honda executives.

The All New RS150 is an answer to young generation customers who are looking for freedom of high performance on sporty and sharply designed bike with class leading technology, specifications, and features explained by Mr. Elie Salamangkit Jr., Honda Product Planning Manager. To ensure the best handling possible, Honda’s Philosophy in developing sports motorcycle was applied wherein “Rider can control engine power in any circumstances… exactly when needed and as much as needed” or “Control at Riders’ Will”.

Design, Frame and Engine synergy is what made this newest Honda motorcycle special. The bike design reflects aggressive new generation styling with sharp looking body and boasts attractive features from latest Super sports. Giving pride to the rider is its sharp wedge shape and innovative and edgy surface treatment not to mention its class leading features of LED Headlight, Fully Integrated Digital Meter Panel, Rear and Big Diameter Front Disc Brakes, Aluminum Cast Wheel, Clamped handle bar, Tubeless tires, and Rear Monoshock absorber among others.

The frame which holds the motorcycle was designed with high agility and safety in mind. The frame and chassis delivers agile and responsive control, very suitable for city streets made possible by its agile 45 degrees steering handle, compact dimension wheelbase of 1275mm plus the application of new strong twin-tube type sports frame which is designed to be safe at high speed and quick acceleration.
The engine performance has the best acceleration in its class, but still fuel efficient by application of wide variety of friction reduction technologies producing maximum power of 11.8KW (16.0 PS) at 9,000 rpm. The new generation engine especially designed for Southeast Asia including the Philippines has the following characteristics:

1. Flexible output characteristics that enable fun riding in a wide range of riding situations.
2. Improved fuel efficiency performance.
3. Remarkable level of comfort enabling the rider to experience a high-grade feel.
4. Exterior design with functional beauty that evokes the sophisticated mechanism.
Honda dares customer to test it and discover real power that you can handle.
Finally, the all new RS150 is environment friendly with its Euro-3 compliant emission and safety is still Honda’s top most priority with the installation of Bank Angle sensor that increases rider’s safety by automatic engine turn-off during accidental crash or fall.
The IRGP crowd was further treated by actual show-off run of All New RS150 in the race track with its three exciting colors, Black, Winning Red and Space Magenta Metallic as special color which will all be available in Honda Shops nationwide.

To further strengthen commitment for the young generation, Honda has given the public a sneak peak of another Sports model, the All New CB150R which will be launched by next summer of 2016 as the Honda Gen-S story continues…

Excited with this latest news about Honda motorcycles? Find out more about Gen-S stories, visit their website at www.hondaph.com or visit www.facebook.com/hondaph or contact the local dealer nearest you!
PHOTO CAPTION: Photo shows (from left): Mr. Elie Salamangkit Jr., Product Planning Manager, Honda Philippines Inc. ; Daiki Mihara, President, Honda Philippines, Inc.; Noriaki Abe, Chief Operating Officer, Regional Operations, Asia Oceania and president of Asian Honda Motors Company Limited ; Hideo Nishinaga, AVP,General Manager, Sales and Marketing Division,Honda Philippines Inc.

Avida introduces the South Park District Central Park

Avida opens up a new chill out spot in the southern metro with the Central Park, one of the biggest park spaces in Muntinlupa. The Central Park anchors the residential, office and retail areas of South Park District, Avida’s first mixed-use development in this side of the city.

South Park District is one among the other projects that Ayala Land, through its subsidiary Avida, developed to help form a new vibrant community in Muntinlupa. This district integrates establishments necessary to build an efficient and livable community replete with well-thought-of residential buildings like Avida Towers Altura, its own Ayala-operated South Park Mall, retail and business clusters such as the South Park Corporate Center, and a transport terminal within the development.

These steps are similar to what Ayala Land has taken to help shape the Ayala Alabang of today, highlighting its expertise on the needs and demands of southern living. And it intends the South Park District to reap the same success in the near future.

Avida held a Chill Fest to celebrate the public launch of this sprawling space that is the perfect place for convergence. The outdoor festival combined proudly local performances from the artists behind Tunog Natin! and a special performance from Enrique Gil, delicious Filipino cuisine, bigger than life activities and even bigger discounts on bazaar items from active lifestyle brands.

Chill Fest captured the exciting extent of affairs that the expansive, mixed-use development can hold. Its blown-up lawn family activities gave attendees a glimpse of the lifestyle that the new urban park offers to the residents and the surrounding community.

Situated along National Road in Muntinlupa, the Central Park is an ideal venue for family leisure activities, weekend markets and other community-wide events. The three-part park is made up of the plaza, private residential park and grand lawn, all shrouded in greens and the scenic beauty of nature.

The plaza is decorated with shrubbery and palm trees, further accentuated by a water feature that enhances vibrancy in the place. It is a wide-open space that is perfect for strolls and venue for a weekend food hub and other public events. Meanwhile, the more private residential park is there for the exclusive use of Avida Towers Altura residents.

The centerpiece of this urban park is the grand lawn,with its wide space perfect for both active and passive activities.

It also features iconic interactive sculptures of world-renowned sculptor Reginald Yuson as points of interest and landmarks. Yuson is responsible for the art installations and fountains in Greenbelt 3 and Bonifacio High Street, among others.

Central Park is the heart of the development, meant to be the place of convergence for people of all ages while enriching the community as it serves as a city retreat highlighting the laid-back Southern lifestyle. More events such as the Chill Fest and other activities can be expected at the Central Park all-year-round.

About Avida Land

An Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) subsidiary, Avida Land provides thoughtfully-designed yet affordable homes in secure communities that offer value for money and convenience all within reach. With the five pillars of accessibility, unique features and amenities, quality assurance, stress free buying and relaxing living experience integrated in all its condominium and house and lot properties, Avida Land has become the developer of choice among the rising middle class as it continues to expand its product offerings across the country.

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