ALDub and More Surprises on TNT Super Panalo Day

A day before the event, my friend Kumagcow messaged me to give confirmation that my request got approved - he got me a VIP Pass for the "TNT Super Panalo Day", to be held in SM Mall of Asia Arena. I would normally decline an invitation for an event in SM MOA Arena, but since I'm an AlDub fan, I, without hesitation, braved the Friday traffic jam from C5 Road to EDSA to SM MOA Arena. 

I arrived at the venue and found my seat just a few minutes before the program started, so I was not able to take photos of the artists backstage. Anyway, I was seated near the stage so it was quite easy to take photos of the performers.

"TNT Super Panalo Day" was TNT's treat to their ka-tropas from all over the Philippines, for being 28-million strong - making them the network with the biggest number of prepaid subscribers! Talk 'n Text is now called TNT, because the network no longer limits you to calls and text, but also allows you to browse the internet, and use your favorite apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Viber through the promo code AM15 (AM obviously stands for Alden and Maine, their newest celebrity ka-tropa).


Smart Bro Partners with UFC Asia and Brings "Wonderboy" to Manila

SMART, the country's unrivaled mobile services provider and UFC, the world's largest mixed martial arts organization, have announced a multi-year partnership that will bring the world's fastest growing sport closer to more Filipinos. 

As part of the partnership, Smart will be the official and exclusive mobile carrier of the UFC in the Philippines, and will introduce exciting consumer promotions and marketing activities that are set to provide unique experiences to UFC fans and subscribers of Smart Bro, the telco's mobile broadband brand. They even brought to Manila UFC Welterweight Champion, Stephen Thompson.

Smart Bro and UFC Asia Executives with UFC Champion, Stephen Thompson

These consumer promotions will give Smart Bro subscribers special access to UFC fan events and experiences, as well as the exclusive opportunity to meet and interact with top UFC athletes. Moreover, Smart Bro subscribers will enjoy exclusive access to live viewing parties throughout the year, and chances to get their hands on premium co-branded items. 


Smart Brings BigBytes50 for Dawn of Justice and Partners with Warner Bros.

Unrivaled mobile leader Smart Communications, Inc., bolstering its thrust in providing Filipinos with the widest breadth of video and digital content via its full-packed mobile data offers, has partnered with Warner Bros. Pictures, to offer awesome digital and real-life experiences inspired by the epic adventure Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the most anticipated film of the year.

As part of the partnership, Smart takes the lead in taking the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice beyond the film into the digital realm at the fingertips of subscribers through exciting mobile content, such as videos and interactive online challenges on its dedicated portal at www.smart.com.ph/batmanvsuperman.

Moreover, Smart is giving subscribers a chance to live like Heroes in all-expense-paid trips in Japan and Hong Kong, as well as win premium items and special movie passes for every registration to Smart's biggest mobile internet offer yet - the Big Bytes 50.


The First Great Action Film of 2016

I don't want to leave people the impression that I am giving a good review of the film because one of its lead stars, JM De Guzman, is actually a good friend of mine.

So instead of giving my own review, I asked an office colleague to give her thoughts and opinions on the film. Here's what she has to say: