Ayala Foundation launches interactive art installation celebrating Moro Art

Ayala Foundation launches interactive art installation celebrating Moro Art

Two acclaimed Filipino artists came together to celebrate Moro culture through Manāra, an interactive art installation at the Ayala Museum Plaza, which officially opened on May 3.

Manāra—the Arabic word for “minaret”—is the result of the creative collaboration between internationally acclaimed sculptor and painter Toym Imao and industrial designer and installation artist Lilianna Manahan.

Ayala Foundation Co-Chairman Fernando Zobel de Ayala with artists Toym Imao and Lilianna Manahan, who collaborated on Manāra

Featuring 23 minarets and lanterns, the Manāra interactive art installation features Moro textiles, wood and metal work, music, and indigenous patterns. Manāra is a project of Ayala Foundation.

The Manāra interactive art installation will be at the Ayala Museum Plaza until May 30

Traditionally, minarets served as lighthouses, providing light to people and vessels that needed to find their way. Minarets, which are also important architectural features of mosques, are also where calls to prayer are made.

Similarly, the Manāra art installation hopes to shed light on the richness and diversity of Moro culture, and in the process inspire a deeper understanding of Muslim Filipinos. At the same time, the interactive art installation serves as a call for unity—for Filipinos, even though they come from diverse backgrounds, to become more open to dialogue and cooperation.

The iconic sarimanok is one of the images adorning the minarets of Manāra

“In an increasingly digital environment, art continues to be a powerful expression of today’s realities and an important medium to convey messages of enlightenment, action, and community. We see this interactive exhibit as an opportunity to promote awareness and further educate people about the rich and inspiring culture of Mindanao communities and the significant role the Moro culture plays in our country’s history and heritage,” Ayala Foundation Co-Chairman Fernando Zobel de Ayala said.

At the Manāra launch, with (standing, fifth from left) Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Ayala Foundation co-chairman; Aliah Cimafranca, Ayala Foundation consultant; artist Lilianna Manahan; artist Toym Imao; and Ruel Maranan, Ayala Foundation president

“The spirit of collaboration, mutual respect, and creativity shown in Manāra is the exact same spirit that we live by at Ayala Foundation,” says Ruel Maranan, president of Ayala Foundation. “Through our various initiatives in education, youth leadership, sustainable livelihood, and arts and culture, we make sure that we are aligned with the needs of our stakeholders, and focus on programs that make an impact in the lives of the people we serve, which include our conglomerate, our communities, and the rest of the country.”

Artists Toym Imao and Lilianna Manahan with Ayala Foundation President Ruel Maranan

For over 50 years, Ayala Foundation has been implementing community development initiatives in Mindanao. One of the foundation’s first projects was the Sumilao Cattle Research Project at Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro in the 1960s. At present, the foundation has been nurturing its partnership with the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao for its youth leadership program Leadership Communities, and its education program Training Institute.

From left: Aliah Cimafranca, Ayala Foundation consultant; Mariles Gustilo, Ayala Foundation senior director for Arts and Culture; Fernando Zobel de Ayala, Ayala Foundation co-chairman; Ditas Samson, Ayala Museum curator; featured artist Lilianna Manahan; featured artist Toym Imao; and Ruel Maranan, Ayala Foundation president

Ayala Foundation has also partnered with the City Government of Marawi for the community-based Siyapen Drug Rehabilitation Center, which was started earlier this year.

Guests are welcome to explore and interact with Manāra at the Ayala Museum Plaza from May 3 to May 30. The installation will then be brought to key sites in Visayas and Mindanao later this year.

 

Bumper to Bumper XI

Bumper to Bumper XI holds successful car show event at SM MOA

Bumper to Bumper, the longest-running car show and automotive lifestyle event, happened on December 5 and 6 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. Now on its 11th year, the multi-event happening featured the biggest production setup in any car show in Asia.

“Filipinos love car shows because we can relate to the cars we see. It is always a delight for us to see so many nice cars in one place. You can always see the excitement in people’s eyes when they are in a car show and you also know deep inside that they feel inspired—that one day, they will also have these upgrades or these kind of rides in their garage,” mused Jonathan Chio, CEO of Ladder Events Production.

 Bumper to Bumper XI

Since 2005, Bumper to Bumper (B2B) has been bringing the car show not only to Manila but to 10 key cities, including Baguio, Batangas, Cebu, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Laguna, La Union, Pampanga, and Pangasinan. It is the only local car show known to do so, in its pursuit to bring the best of the best automotive mods across the Philippines.

Chio furthered, “Bumper to Bumper Car Show is like a theme park of sorts, a theme park for car enthusiasts. We have a wide array of vehicles on display, we have full blown entertainment to fill in your time, and we have unique activities all the time during the event.”

The event usually attracts a crowd of 70,000 car enthusiasts and spectators. This year promised to be bigger and better. Activities included a two-division (Pro and Street category) car show competition, off-road vehicle display competition, engine roar competition, drive-in movie, dance showdown, concert, and Sneaker Fever Manila for those who love kicks.

“There are so many things B2B has done to our market. A lot of shops that does not have big budgets for bigger shows were known to have started in our car shows. We have given work opportunities to our car show models. Our event has served as a playground for aspiring photographers and bloggers. But more importantly, a lot of long lasting-friendships were born in our events,” said Chio.

Exciting events to look forward to in 2016 include the B2B Car Show Sinulog in January; “Hot Import Nights V Manila” to be held at Metro Tent, Metrowalk on April 23 and 24; “Hot Import Nights Davao” to be held at The Peak in Davao City; and the first-ever Race Wars Unlimited Philippines.

Bumper to Bumper XI was presented by B2BCarshow.com, Total Excellium, PenserQ Multimedia Company, Repsol Motor Oils, No Fear Apparel, Task Us, SM Mall of Asia, and Chevrolet Philippines, among others.

(For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/b2bcarshow/.)

 

Holiday Travel and Dining Deals Expo

A HOLIDAY TREAT FOR TRAVEL, COFFEE, CHOCOLATE AND ICE CREAM ENTHUSIASTS

They have saved the best for last as NEO-CCM ENT EVENTS CORPORATION brings you the Holiday Travel and Dining Deals Expo which will be happening simultaneously with the Coffee, Chocolate, and Ice Cream Expo, on November 18-20, 2015, at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premiere, Taguig City.

Check out some affordable travel destinations and new vacation spots plus irresistible food deals that you can buy for your enjoyment or as a gift this Christmas.

With offerings for up to 50% discounts on hotels, theme parks, restaurants, and adventure spots, you’re definitely in for a sweet treat!

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This event also aims to celebrate the best and the finest of chocolates, coffees, and premium ice creams locally and internationally.

Manila Ocean Park, Mind Museum, Tripmoba.com, Azalea Resorts and Residences, Mart Evers Travel and Tours, Alveo Land, Papa Johns, and more will be some of the featured exhibitors, and group buying site Supreme Deals will be on hand for even more travel destinations and dining treats!

While Carmen’s Best Dairy Products, Malagos Chocolate, Blu Cofee, Ice Cream Store, Adams Ice Cream, El Kapitan, Gloria Jean’s Coffees, Miguelitos, and Gourmet Farms are some of the exhibitors that will satisfy our coffee fix or sweet cravings.

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The event will also feature other suppliers and industry partners like Hacienda Macalauan, Buhler AG, Handyware Philippines, Goldbell, Colent Marketing, Equilibrium Intertrade Corporation, Suncoast Brands, Holsum Foods, and more.

So what are you waiting for? If you love travel, if you’re a coffee and chocolate lover and foodie, then this event is definitely for you.No need to go anywhere else, the event has everything sweet and fun under one roof!

These events are brought to you by NEO-CCM ENT EVENTS CORPORATION, supported by Filipino International Franchise Association, Young Entrepreneurs Society, Hacienda Macalauan, Econnext Ideas and Media, Philippine Daily Inquirer – Lifestyle, Hinge Inquirer Publication, F&B Report Magazine, Malaya Business Insight, One Mega Group: Travel Now, Apetite, Franchising Magazine, BGCMyCity.com, ManilaonSale.com, ManilaShopper.com, Metro Manila Bazaar, Rochelle Rivera, Joei and Me and WhenInManila.com.

For inquiries, you may contact NEO-CCM Enterprises Events Corp. at (632) 938 0837; 938 0839 or log on to http://www.neotrade.co. You may also like their facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/NeotradeEvents for updates.

Brother Philippines Trade-in Madness

Here’s something you don’t hear every day: Brother International Philippines Corporation, a leader in home and business IT peripherals, will be holding a nationwide road show for the month of February. But this isn’t some dime-a-dozen road show—this is the Brother Philippines Trade-in Madness road show.

The home and office trailblazer will stop over at 11 malls across the country where customers can trade in their old, working or non-working printers, scanners, and fax machines—and get this: of any brand—and avail of a brand new Brother printer at a whopping 50 percent discount!

“We want people to see for themselves Brother’s excellent line of award-winning products. Brother believes in the Filipinos’ creative and entrepreneurial potential and we commit ourselves to delivering superior service solutions and products at value-for-money costs,” said Brother Philippines president Glenn Hocson.

This is your chance to grab a Brother MFC-J3720 InkBenefit A3 Color Inkjet Multi-Function Centre that can print, scan, fax, copy, and directly print photos with print speeds of up to 35 pages per minute. Simply bring in your old machine, accomplish the Trade-In Acknowledgement Form, and present the form to the Brother Authorized Dealer to avail on the promo. Participants can trade in a maximum of three units during the promo period.

Other premium Brother products included in the promo are the MFC-9330CDW Color LED Multi-Function Centre, MFC-L2740DW Monochrome Laser Multi-Function Centre, HL-L2365DW Monochrome Laser Printer, and HL-3170CDW Color LED Printer.

Watch out for the Brother Philippines Trade-In Madness road show at:

  • Robinsons Tacloban on Feb. 10-16,2015
  • Gaisano Mall of Tagum on Feb. 10-16, 2015
  • SM Megamall & St. Francis Square on Feb. 12-18, 2015
  • Rockwell Powerplant Mall on Feb. 12-22, 2015
  • NE Pacific Cabanatuan on Feb. 15-21, 2015
  • SM City Bacolod on Feb. 20-Mar.1, 2015
  • Gilmore IT Center on Feb. 21-Mar. 28, 2015
  • NCCC Mall Davao on Feb. 22-28, 2015
  • SM City Naga on Feb. 23-Mar. 1, 2015
  • The Annex, SM City North EDSA on Feb. 26-Mar. 4, 2015
  • Gaisano Mall in Iligan on Feb. 26-Mar. 4,2015

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For more information on the Brother Philippines Trade-In Madness, see flyers and print ads or visit the Brother Philippines official Facebook page www.facebook.com/BROTHERatyourside. Per DTI-FTEB SPD Permit No. 1193 series of 2015.

LG Electronics showcases latest products at InnoFest 2015

Global technology innovator LG Electronics kicked off its annual Innovation Festival (InnoFest) Roadshow in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, under the theme of “Innovation for a Better Life”. Held annually since 2013, LG InnoFest is an opportunity to showcase to regional partners a diverse range of products across consumer electronics and home appliances with innovative technologies and solutions to meet local consumer needs.

The highlights of this year’s InnoFest are LG’s flagship 4K OLED TV lineup including 55-, 65- and 77-inch models with curved and flat displays, ensuring a superb viewing experience with perfect blacks, perfect colors and an infinite contrast ratio. Visitors were also introduced to the company’s expanded ULTRA HD TV lineup spanning sizes from 105- to 40-inch, including its new ColorPrime series, which display greater color depth and more lifelike images.

 

LG 4K OLED TV EF9800

LG 4K OLED TV EF9800

For Asian customers who do not have access to adequate Internet and broadcasting infrastructure, LG presented a gaming TV line-up that keeps users entertained without Internet access. LG also demonstrated its new Music Flow Wi-Fi Series lineup, including two Wi-Fi Sound Bars and the portable Wi-Fi Speaker, and the curved 34-inch UltraWide monitor in Quad HD resolution (3440 x 1440) for regional consumers.

LG ULTRA HD TV UF9500 2

LG ULTRA HD TV UF9500 2

 

LG’s smart home appliances on display at InnoFest 2015 included its front loading washer’s revolutionary TWIN Wash™ System, which lets users wash two loads at once—the first in the main washer and the second in the mini washer underneath.

LG Front-Load washer

LG Top-Load WasherLG also showcased its latest Double Door-in-Door™ refrigerators, which have two independent Door-in-Door™ compartments, giving you the ultimate convenience with seamless organization and easy access.

Other products featured at InnoFest 2015 are the company’s advanced CordZero™ series of premium cordless vacuum cleaners which deliver a powerful and convenient cleaning experience thanks to LG’s Smart Inverter Motor™ and PowerPack™ technologies. InnoFest also showcased the updated LG Styler, an advanced clothing management system that refreshes hard-to-maintain clothes and provides smart features such as Pants Press.

 

“LG InnoFest presented quite a lineup this year, and it is a privilege to see how the new products were able to once again marry cutting-edge technology and consumer insight,” LG Philippines Managing Director Sung Woo Nam said. “We are always after innovation, dedicated to improving the lives of our consumers, and this was manifested in this year’s showcase.”

To learn more about LG’s “innovations for a better life”, visit www.lg.com/ph or www.lgblog.com.ph; like LG Philippines’ Facebook page; or follow LG on Twitter and Instagram @LGPhilippines.

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