Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Genshin Impact: A Popular Open-world Adventure RPG


MiHoYo developed a role-playing game named Genshin Impact. It operates on gacha game mechanics and features an open world with an anime-style setting. The game's action-packed fighting system utilizes elemental magic and character swapping. The game is set in the fictional realm of Teyvat, comprising seven nations, each associated with a unique element and ruled by different gods.

Exploration and adventure are integral to the gameplay in Genshin Impact, largely due to its open-world setting. The expansive environment, myriad of quests, and hidden treasures captivate and immerse players into the game's world. The thrill and challenge offered by Genshin Impact lead many to top up their Genshin Impact top up accounts for an optimal gaming experience.

Citadines Roces Quezon City Opens: Your Gateway to City Living


Citadines Roces Quezon City brought in all the excitement as it opened its doors last January 19, 2024, painting a new urban lifestyle experience in the heart of the city. Guests were greeted with fun activities, a tour of the property, and delicious food from Citadines Roces Quezon City’s in-house modern Filipino restaurant, Alejo.

The grand opening was optimistic of an inspiring year ahead for Citadines as it was graced by Ascott Country Manager, Philip Barnes, Citadines Roces QC Assistant Residence Manager, Thea Peregrino, General Manager of JG Jinmen Leisures Corporation, David Ng Lim,  Matriarch of the Lim Family, Mrs. Ng Gyok Oh Lim, Head of Local Economic Investment and Promotions Office, Jay Gatmaitan and ⁠Regional Director Department of Tourism - NCR, Sharlene Batin who took center stage during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Their presence highlighted the significance of the moment, as Citadines Roces Quezon City awakened a new chapter in upscale living. This set the stage for an evening filled with exploration, zest, and celebration.

As we take on this exciting journey, we hope to create a dynamic environment that’s one with the vibrant spirit of Quezon City. We look forward to crafting a future where every guest grows their love for the city in every second they stay with us," said Thea Peregrino, Residence Manager. 

Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Unveiling the Strategic Advantages of Leveraging Wholesalers in Business Operations


In the ever-evolving realm of commerce, businesses are constantly on the lookout for streamlined and cost-effective solutions. Often overlooked, wholesalers emerge as crucial intermediaries connecting manufacturers with retailers, presenting an array of benefits that significantly impact business success. In this blog post, we'll explore the advantages of incorporating wholesalers into your business strategy and how they can positively influence various facets of your operations.

1. Economies of Scale for Cost Efficiency

One of the primary merits of engaging with wholesalers lies in the potential for cost savings. These intermediaries procure goods in large quantities from manufacturers, capitalizing on economies of scale to negotiate more favorable prices. By sourcing products through wholesalers, businesses can reduce procurement costs, paving the way for competitive pricing and increased profit margins. 

Additionally, within the realm of business efficiency, engaging with reputable Powerpoint Electrics online wholesalers can empower retailers with cost-effective procurement solutions and a diverse product range, enhancing their overall operational effectiveness.

2. Streamlined Distribution Networks

Wholesalers operate extensive and efficient distribution networks, simplifying the intricate process of transporting products from manufacturers to retailers. This efficiency proves particularly beneficial for smaller businesses that may lack the resources to establish and manage a comprehensive supply chain. By entrusting wholesalers with logistics, warehousing, and transportation, retailers can concentrate on their core competencies.

3. Diverse Product Portfolio and Reliable Availability

Wholesalers typically offer a diverse range of products sourced from various manufacturers. This diversity empowers retailers to present a broad selection to their customers without the hassle of managing relationships with multiple manufacturers. Moreover, wholesalers maintain substantial inventories, ensuring retailers have access to the products they need promptly. This mitigates the risk of stockouts and contributes to a more stable supply chain.

4. In-depth Market Insights and Trend Awareness

Wholesalers, deeply embedded in the industry, possess invaluable insights into market trends and consumer behavior. Collaborating closely with wholesalers allows businesses to stay abreast of the latest developments in their niche, facilitating timely adjustments to product offerings and marketing strategies. Access to this market intelligence becomes a strategic advantage in navigating a competitive landscape.

5. Efficient Administrative Processes

Managing relationships with numerous manufacturers can be intricate and time-consuming. Wholesalers function as a centralized hub, simplifying the procurement process for retailers. This consolidation reduces the administrative burden on businesses, allowing them to divert their focus to essential functions such as sales and marketing. Additionally, wholesalers often provide consolidated billing and invoicing, further enhancing operational efficiency.

6. Enhanced Negotiation Capabilities

Wholesalers, with established connections to manufacturers, wield considerable negotiation power. This proves advantageous for retailers as wholesalers can secure favorable terms, encompassing better pricing, flexible payment structures, and exclusive agreements. Small and medium-sized enterprises, in particular, can leverage the negotiation prowess of wholesalers to access terms that might be challenging to secure independently.

In conclusion, the role of wholesalers in the business landscape is indispensable. From cost efficiency and streamlined distribution to market insights and negotiation acumen, wholesalers bring a wealth of benefits that contribute to overall business success. By acknowledging and capitalizing on the strategic advantages offered by wholesalers, businesses position themselves to navigate market intricacies effectively and foster sustainable growth.

Monday, January 29, 2024



EXPERIENCE the hop-on, hop-off museum tours with CCP Pasinaya’s Paseo Museo this February 3 and 4. The country’s largest multi-arts festival partners with various museums in Metro Manila to bring cultural and artistic experience that provide insights on Philippine history and heritage, contemporary arts, and what have you.  


For the Paseo Museo, you can visit as many museums and galleries as you can while you pay and donate what you can. Ride the CCP shuttle van and explore these 15 museums and galleries.

1. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PHILIPPINES – The National Museum of Fine Arts showcases several art exhibitions of classical Filipino masters, National Artists for the Visual Arts, leading Modernist painters, sculptors and printmakers. See and appreciate well-known masterpieces, such as Juan Luna’s “Spoliarium” and Félix Resurrección Hidalgo’s “The Assassination of Governor Bustamante”.


2. FORT SANTIAGO AND CASA MANILA, In partnership with the Intramuros Administration – Follow the footsteps of Dr. Jose Rizal, at the Fort Santiago and the Rizal Shrine Museum, exhibiting memorabilia of the Philippine National Hero. Experience the historic architectural heritage at Casa Manila, with its bahay na bato structure.


3.  GSIS MUSEUM – Established in 1996, the GSIS Museum showcases their rich art collection of National Artists for Visual Arts such as Fernando Amorsolo’s “History of Philippine Music” mural, as well as exhibitions from new and upcoming Philippine artists.


4.  GALLERIA DUEMILA – Established in 1975, Galleria Duemila is known as one of the oldest art galleries in Manila. Galleria Duemila specializes in highlighting Filipino and other ASEAN contemporary artists and other modern masters such as Fernando Amorsolo, Fernando Zobel, Jose Joya, H.R. Ocampo, among others.


5.  ASIAN INSTITUTE OF MARITIME HISTORY (MUSEO MARITIMO) – Learn about Philippine seafaring and marine history through the rich repository of marine art, ship models, and nautical artifacts of Museo Maritimo.

6. MUSEO MARINO – Museo Marino highlights the rich history and experiences of the seafaring union Associated Maritime Officers and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines-All Japan Seamen’s Union (AJSU-AMOSUP) through their exhibitions and informative displays giving tribute to the welfare of Filipino seafarers. Inside the museum, one can find replicas of the types of vessels many Filipino seafarers serve on, from cargo vessels to car carrier ships.


7.  MANILA CLOCKTOWER MUSEUM – Designed by Architect Antonio Toledo in the 1930s, the iconic clock tower is accessible through Manila City Hall and stands at 100 feet high. Transformed into a museum in 2022, the Manila Clocktower Museum features an immersive and multi-sensory experience about the history of Manila, and also features changing exhibitions in the visual arts, design and fashion.


8.  PWU SFAD GALLERY – Located inside the Philippine Women’s University, the School of Fine Arts and Design Studio Gallery holds numerous exhibitions that showcased works of PWU alumni, students, faculty and organizations. It is designated as a studio gallery by setting itself as a laboratory for academic study, artistic exploration and inquiry.


9. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AND DESIGN (MCAD) – Explore contemporary art exhibitions and other cultural and art-inspired activities showcasing the possibilities of technology and new media at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design.


10. ADAMSON UNIVERSITY MUSEUM – Adamson University Museum has two wings – the Vincentian Wing, exhibiting the history of the university from 1964 to present, and the Founder’s Wing, presenting the life of the university’s founder, Dr. George Lucas Adamson, and the early years of the Adamson School of Industrial Chemistry and Engineering.


11. DESTILERIA LIMTUACO MUSEUM – Delve into the rich history of the Philippines’ oldest distillery, with insightful narratives about the establishment's heritage and the individuals who have propelled this century-old business to its current success.


12. BAHAY TSINOY – Develop an understanding of the cultural identity of the Chinese-Filipino community at Bahay Tsinoy’s Kaisa-Angelo King Heritage Center. The museum has documented the history, lives and contributions of the ethnic Chinese in Philippine history.

13. CCA BENILDE – The De La Salle – College of St. Benilde’s Center for Campus Art explores the intersections of art, design, society, communities, and the environment through exhibitions of artists in several disciplines, as well as featuring works and collaborations with the student body of Benilde.  


14. ILOILO MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART – This year, Pasinaya goes to Iloilo City. Festival participants can visit the first museum in the Visayas region dedicated to modern and contemporary art, the Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA).


15. FILM DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL OF THE PHILIPPINES CINEMATHEQUES – Indulge in cinematic experience at the FDCP Cinematheques in Manila and Iloilo City, both serve as alternative theaters showcasing more diverse content offerings.  



CCP Pasinaya’s Paseo Museo tours start at 9:30am, with the last trip at 4pm on February 3 and 4, 2024. The multi-arts festival is simultaneously held at CCP Complex, Circuit Makati, various partner museums and galleries in Metro Manila, ILOMOCA in Iloilo City, and in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.


Follow the official CCP social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, X, and TikTok for the latest updates.




PINOY playwrights can now send in their unpublished and unstaged written works for submission to Virgin Labfest 2025.


For its 20th edition, the theater festival of untried, unstaged, and untested one-act plays opens its stage for entries.


The deadline for submission is on February 29, 2024, at 11:59 PM.  Submissions may be sent online in .doc or .pdf format only to


The call for script submissions is open to all Filipino citizens only. The festival is open to various themes and genres.


Interested playwrights must submit their manuscripts with a maximum running time of 40 minutes, about 25-35 pages long.


Submitted works MUST NOT have previously been published in book form, staged commercially for more than two (2) performances (staged readings, one-time workshop productions are allowed); and awarded any literary or drama prize in major competitions on or before the closing day of the Virgin Labfest 2024, on June 30, 2024.


Works may be in Filipino, English, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, or Ilocano.  (Cebuano, Hiligaynon or Ilocano works must have accompanying Filipino translations).  Entries in other Filipino languages/dialects will also be considered based on the availability and capability of performers.


Twelve (12) new one-act plays will be selected to be produced and staged in June 2025. The playwrights of the chosen scripts must be willing to undergo a script development process for their works with the creative team of the festival.


The chosen plays will be formally announced at the end of the VLF 19 in June 2024.


The Virgin Labfest is a partnership project of The Writer’s Bloc, Tanghalang Pilipino Foundation, Inc., and the Cultural Center of the Philippines.


Visit the CCP website (, and follow the official CCP social media accounts on Facebook, X, Instagram, TikTok, and check out the hashtags for more updates.

Sunday, January 28, 2024

The Manila Hotel Welcomes the Year of the Dragon

The Manila Hotel is set to usher in the Year of the Dragon with a series of festive offerings and celebrations, adding a touch of opulence to the festivities, enhanced by the grandeur of the hotel’s iconic Grand Lobby adorned with rich Chinese New Year decors.

Dragon and Lion Dance Spectacle 

On February 10, guests are invited to witness a lively dance performance with a dragon, lion, funny monk and God of Fortune, a centuries-old tradition symbolizing good fortune and prosperity. The Grand Lobby will transform into a vibrant canvas as the performers captivate onlookers, setting the stage for a year filled with positive energy and success.


After a highly acclaimed 2023 run, RAMA HARI returns onstage by popular demand, opening the 2024 season of Alice Reyes Dance Philippines.

The production holds the prestige of being the only collaboration that features the masterful works of five National Artists, Alice Reyes for Direction and Choreography, Ryan Cayabyab for Music, Bienvenido Lumbera for the libretto, Salvador Bernal for Production Design, and English Lyric Translations by Rolando Tinio.

Two alternate casts will be performing:



Arman Ferrer

Vien King


Karylle Tatlonghari

Shiela Valderrama-Martinez

Nica Tupas


Poppert Bernadas

Jonel Mojica


Miah Canton

Raflesia Bravo


Audie Gemora


Katrine Sunga

Marynor Madamesila


Miah Canton


Paw Castillo

Jon Abella



Richardson Yadao

Ejay Arisola


Monica Gana

Katrene San Miguel


Ricmar Bayoneta


Sarah Alejandro

Krislynne Buri


Lester Reguindin

John Ababon


Karla Santos

Katrene San Miguel


Michaella Carreon

Sarah Alejandro


Erl Sorilla

Renzen Arboleda


Renzen Arboleda

Dan Dayo


Krislynne Buri

Sarah Alejandro

A blockbuster masterpiece, RAMA, HARI is presented by Alice Reyes Dance Philippines and the Cultural Center of the Philippines with the generous support of Century Pacific Food, Inc., First Philippine Holdings, and the Samsung Performing Arts Theater. Reserve your tickets now before they run out!




FEB 16, 2024 | 7:30 PM

FEB 17, 2024 | 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

FEB 18, 2024 | 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

FEB 23, 2024 | 7:30 PM

FEB 24, 2024 | 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

FEB 25, 2024 | 7:30 PM

*All Performances are to live music performed by The Orchestra of the Filipino Youth 

Subscribe to ARDP’s 2023 Dance Season and celebrate the best of Filipino artistry and talent! For season subscriptions and ticket reservations, email or text at 09671536173. For more information, check @ARDancePh on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

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