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EUROTILES at WORLDBEX 2015! #EurotilesAtWorldbex2015

  • Monday, February 23, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino
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    EUROTILES INDUSTRIAL CORPORATION, an ISO 9001:2008 certified company and one of the Philippines’ leading manufacturer of high quality ceramic tiles, adhesive and grout and other construction products is joining the WORLDBEX 2015! Worldbex is Philippines' most comprehensive building and construction show that exhibits construction equipment, building materials, interior decor items, garden and landscaping tools and accessories, DIY home improvement kits, lighting systems, alternative energy sources and such other products in an ambience well suited for extensive business growth and networking.

    Eurotiles Industrial Corporation, an ISO 9001:2008 certified company is manufacturer of Philippine ceramic tiles that carry the trade name EUROTILES SUPERIOR CERAMIC TILES. The corporation was registered on June 1989 and started operation in 1991. The company complies with ISO 9001:2008 (Cert. No. PH 01/0030) for the design, development and manufacture of ceramic tiles.


    Eurotiles products such as Superior Ceramic Tiles, Porcelain Tile Adhesive, Superior Tile Adhesive and Grout are distributed through major construction stores, each with network of dealers covering key cities and selected growth areas in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. In Metro Manila, Ceramic Plaza and Federal Hardware are flagship retailers of Eurotiles.

    They will also showcase in this event the TOTAL SOLUTIONS, a wide selection of imported products that will surely be an eye catching items for those people who want style and innovations in their homes, offices, etc. Visit Eurotiles’ booth located in the Main Hall of World Trade Center on March 11-15, 2015 from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm!

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    Get the chance to win a CASIO Tough Solar, a Bluetooth Speaker and a MI 10,400 MaH Powerbank just by sharing this blog post in your Facebook or Twitter. First like "BLOG-PH.com" and "Eurotiles Superior Ceramic Tiles" Facebook pages. Then share a link of this post in your Facebook wall (publicly) with the caption "EUROTILES at WORLDBEX 2015! #EUROTILESAtWorldbex2015 - http://www.blog-ph.com/2015/02/eurotiles-at-worldbex-2015.html" 1 Share = 1 Entry. You can share on Facebook & Twitter, once a day/ Contest starts now and will end on March 15! The winners can get their prizes on the day of WorldBEX or at the Eurotiles office in Ortigas.  Don't forget to leave the links to your FB status/Twitter link by commenting below. Goodluck!

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    Mind-Blowing Spectacle When “INSURGENT” Opens in Cinemas this March 19

  • Saturday, February 21, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino

  • The second instalment in the highly-successful young adult book phenomenon “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” translates to the big screen with returning cast including Golden Globe®-nominee Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort, Academy Award®-winners Kate Winslet and Octavia Spencer, Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoë Kravitz, Miles Teller, Maggie Q and Mekhi Phifer, based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best-seller of the same name. “The second film in the Divergent franchise takes the story and action to another level and we were able to blend gripping performances and mind-blowing spectacle to create a unique event on screen," said producers Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher. “We cannot wait to share this experience with audiences around the world.”

    Directed by Robert Schwentke and written by Brian Duffield, Akiva Goldsman and Mark Bomback - “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world. Wherein Veronica Roth’s “Divergent” book series has already sold nearly 30 million copies around the world, “Insurgent” likewise poises to outgross the first Divergent film that grossed nearly $300 million at the global box office. The third and fourth installments in the franchise, Allegiant – Parts 1 & 2, are slated for (U.S.) release on March 18, 2016 and March 24, 2017, respectively.

    In the Philippines, the countdown has begun as March 19 nears when cinemas nationwide opens screens for the most awaited spectacle of the year that is “Insurgent.”
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    THE DIGITAL TRUTH and ITS DIGITAL SOLUTION

  • Wednesday, February 18, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino

  • The increase in online shops around the globe will not seem to plummet anytime soon, or with that regard, ever. Retail stores, boutiques, gadgetry, and a lot more are shifting to the digital platform, which effectively acknowledges the lifestyle of the market today. It is almost inevitable for businesses in today’s era not to engage their brand through technology. And happy to say, most brands in various sectors and industries have adapted to the fast pace world of online shopping.

    In spite of the growth online businesses are projecting, the majority of the market is not quite ready for it. Only five percent out of 100M Filipinos carry credit cards in their pockets and only 20 percent to 25 percent have bank accounts. Based on the aforementioned statistics, the market that online stores can tap in the country [Philippines] is truthfully small in number. With that being laid out, how exactly do you target the vast majority who do not have access to their own credit card? The quick answer to that would be Dragonpay.

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    Killing Machine for Valentine in “KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE”

  • Thursday, February 12, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino

  • Model turned actress Sofia Boutella who has graced catwalks, appeared in music videos and danced on Madonna’s tour, has slowly been making the move to film and was thrilled to land a significant role alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Colin Firth in “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”

    Directed by blockbuster filmmaker Matthew Vaughn who is also known for his astute judgement in casting new and upcoming actors for lead notable roles casts Boutella as the unbeatable henchman of a villain against an elite group of spies in “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”

    Kingsman is an elite organization of operatives working outside of the government. Martial in style, they are an altruistic unit that gets things done. “They’re the good guys,” says Colin Firth, who plays Harry, whose Kingsman name is Galahad, named after the Arthurian legend. “We’re living in an age in which we’re very suspicious of our institutions and our governments. Whatever trust we’ve once had has been undermined, so I think it’s interesting to explore the idea that there is an organization with pure motives.”

    Firth, who takes on the role of Harry, feels responsible for the death of Eggsy’s father, and that he owes the man a debt. When a Kingsman agent is killed, the organization looks for a new recruit. When Harry sees that his fallen comrade’s son, Eggsy, is on a fast track to disaster in the way he’s growing up, Harry rises to the challenge of seeing if he can save the boy. That’s partly guilt, but he wants to see if he can mold Eggsy into Kingsman material.

    Every good spy needs a suitably evil villain, and in Samuel L. Jackson’s Valentine, the genre may well have discovered its most maniacal antagonist. A billionaire genius, whose plan to “save the world” involves wiping out the human race, Valentine is forged in the mold of classic spy movie bad guys. But the tech-savvy entrepreneur is also inspired by the world’s newest superpowers: the CEOs of giant media conglomerates and tech behemoths.

    A classic villain needs an unforgettable henchman, and Valentine has Gazelle (Boutella), a beautiful, super-smart double amputee with deadly running blades. She’s a killing machine. “She’s called Gazelle because she’s in total control of her legs,” explains Sofia Boutella, who takes on the role. “Gazelle wears prosthetics that, when she’s fighting, unleash razor sharp blades, which makes her very dangerous.”

    “It was a trip,” she says. “I used to dance, but I stopped two and a half years ago, and I’ve since done many auditions, with much waiting and struggling. To wake up one day and get this part – which just came out of nowhere – was mind-blowing to me. I feel blessed to be a part of the film.” Working with Samuel L. Jackson was one of the highlights for Boutella. “He’s so impressive,” she explains. “Sam has such a big energy and I was drawn into it. I admire him so much. On the first day of rehearsal I was just staring. I was like, ‘Oh yeah, it’s my turn to speak now, sorry!’” She notes the stunt training for the film was intense. “They taught me Thai boxing, Taekwondo, and how to work with cables. Gazelle uses her legs to kill, so I had to learn different types of kicks. I’d never done anything like it before.”

    A post-Valentine’s group-date movie, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” opens February 18 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.
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    DepEd, USAID to Expand Educ Access for OSYs, Students in Conflict-Affected Areas

  • Wednesday, February 04, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino
  • The Department of Education (DepEd) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed the bilateral agreement for Basic Education Programs aiming to increase access to quality education for vulnerable populations such as out-of-school youth (OSY) and students in conflict-affected areas.

    Education Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC said that through this partnership, the Department will be able to open opportunities not only for students with special needs and pre-primary students but also to OSYs and students who reside in conflict-affected areas. He added, “Our mandate is to provide every Filipino child with access to quality education.”

    DepEd Undersecretary for Legal and Legislative Affairs Alberto Muyot said, “Education is the primary driver of development.” He added that education should be inclusive and should serve everyone, “especially the least, the lost, and the last.”

    US Embassy deputy chief of mission Brian Goldbeck said, “This bilateral education agreement will sustain and reinvigorate our combined efforts to ensure that the Philippines continues its rise as regional and global leader in this new century.”

    “Education is a shared responsibility,” Muyot said. He urged the public to take a stand in education and take an active part in shaping the future that every Filipino learner deserves.

    Under the agreement, DepEd and USAID will provide life skills training to youth, promote community engagement and peace education, increase capacity of teachers and youth leaders to meet the education needs of youth and vulnerable population through alternative learning areas affected by crisis and conflict.

    The partnership intends to strengthen education governance at both national and local levels. It also aims to empower the local government units, communities, and stakeholders to deliver education and training service for OSYs and to increase OSY employability by providing equitable access to relevant education and skills training.

    The program also aims to improve learning outcomes in reading, science and mathematics instruction, diagnostics, and teaching and learning materials.
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    Journey from Breathtaking Vistas into the Core of the Human Soul in “WILD”

  • Monday, February 02, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino

  • Thinking she’d lost everything, Cheryl Strayed walked out of her broken-down life and into the deep wilderness on a 1,100-mile solo hike that would take her to the edge. Strayed’s experiences became the beating heart of an inspirational, best-selling memoir that was about more than just an inexperienced hiker’s crazy, grueling experience walking from the Mojave Desert to the Pacific Northwest via the rugged Pacific Crest Trail (PCT). With its mix of punk spirit and vibrant honesty, it also became something rarely seen: a portrait of a modern, messed-up woman coming-of-age by embracing the call of the wild in her own way. On the trail, Strayed faced down thirst, heat, cold, feral animals and all of her worst fears, but even more so, she faced up to change: pushing through to carve her own path out of grief and a haunted past.

    Now Strayed’s acclaimed book comes to the screen directed by Academy Award® nominee Jean-Marc Vallée (“Dallas Buyers Club”), adapted by critically lauded best-selling author and Oscar®-nominated screenwriter Nick Hornby (“An Education”) and starring Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon, who optioned the book as soon as she read it. Together, they set out to capture a story that unfolds largely inside one woman’s head –a flood of memories, fears, ideas, songs, poems, anger and awe – but travels a vast distance.

    From the beginning it was clear that “Wild” had to be shot on the road and trail to capture both Cheryl’s disorienting immersion into the wilderness and her journey towards embracing all its revelations and unknowns. In many ways the production would come to echo her rites of passage.

    Witherspoon notes that while Cheryl took a lot from the solitude she found, she took just as much from the people she met along the way, encounters that become key to the film. “I love how all kinds of different people come into her life on this solo trek,” she says. “It reminds me a little of Bergman’s “Wild Strawberries,” where she’s on this journey and she keeps meeting people who bring up something she needs to address in her life.”

    Throughout production, Witherspoon’s feet were chewed up, her body left aching and, much like Cheryl had, she passed through some dark and fearsome interior places but was constantly invigorated by the hard-won transformation she was projecting. “It was never easy, but it was the kind of thing where when you get to the end of the day, you just feel like you’ve accomplished something,” she concludes. “I felt so lucky to be able to tell a story like Cheryl’s.”

    Ultimately, as she entwined deeper and deeper with the character, Witherspoon found that Cheryl’s infamously weighty backpack and ramshackle boots became a part of her own soul. While the backpack is often a source a comedy in the film, it also became a metaphor for Cheryl learning to shoulder the weight of the past and keep walking on. The boots and backpack became a part of me,” Witherspoon notes. “The backpack came to feel like it was my arm or leg. Sometimes I would forget between scenes it was even on my body. Sometimes the prop master would have to say ‘you can take it off.’ As Cheryl says in her book, there’s something amazing about realizing that everything you really need in life you could carry on your back. It is so liberating. It's a beautiful idea.”

    “Wild” opens February 4 in cinemas nationwide from 20th Century Fox distributed thru Warner Bros.
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    EDWARD NORTON Shines in Academy Award Nominated “BIRDMAN”

  • Monday, January 26, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino

  • Oscar nominated actor Edward Norton relished the opportunity to work with director Alejandro González Iñárritu in the black comedy “Birdman,” which opened the 71st Venice Film Festival where it won rave reviews that will open exclusive at Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide on January 28.

    Norton joins an all star cast including Michael Keaton as a fading Hollywood star, Riggan Thomson, desperate to regain his credibility by staging a Broadway play. Thomson once played a comic book hero, Birdman, in several box office hits and now he is haunted by his Birdman alter ego who warns him that staging a play – an adaptation of Raymond Carver’s “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love” – is a big mistake.

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    SAMUEL JACKSON: Ideal Villain to the Best of Spies in “KINGSMAN: The Secret Service”

  • Friday, January 23, 2015
  • by
  • ★JayL Aquino

  • Every great action hero needs an ideal villain to make the good vs. evil dynamics work well. In the upcoming highly stylized non-stop action film “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” Samuel Jackson plays the villain role to the hilt as Richmond Valentine, a tech billionaire and disillusioned eco-campaigner whose desire to save the earth at any cost has led him to devise a scheme that will have devastating consequences for everyone.

    After Valentine is the Kingsman – an elite group of operatives working outside of the government. Martial in style, they are an altruistic unit that gets things done. “They’re the good guys,” says Colin Firth, who plays Harry, whose Kingsman name is Galahad, named after the Arthurian legend. “We’re living in an age in which we’re very suspicious of our institutions and our governments. Whatever trust we’ve once had has been undermined, so I think it’s interesting to explore the idea that there is an organization with pure motives. One not compromised by the politics and bureaucracy of these institutions. The Kingsmen are the modern-day Knights of the Round Table.” With Harry is newly-recruited spy Eggsy, played by newcomer Taron Egerton. Harry feels responsible for the death of Eggsy’s father, and that he owes the man a debt. When a Kingsman agent is killed, the organization looks for a new recruit. Explains Firth: “When Harry sees that his fallen comrade’s son, Eggsy, is on a fast track to disaster in the way he’s growing up, Harry rises to the challenge of seeing if he can save the boy. That’s partly guilt, but he wants to see if he can mold Eggsy into Kingsman material. He says quite explicitly that being a gentleman has nothing to do with accents or upbringing; it’s something one learns and proves in one’s behavior.”

    A voracious comic-book fan, Samuel L. Jackson had already read the books by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons where the film was based when he heard Vaughn was interested in him for the part of Valentine. “The Kingsmen were different kinds of gentleman spies,” he reflects. “I thought the concept was great and I always thought it would make a wonderful film.”

    Jackson loved Vaughn and Goldman’s script, and says he immediately understood Valentine’s motivations. “The really crazy thing was that it totally made sense,” he laughs. “The film is full of great visual images, and I felt a thrill taking the ride.”

    Valentine’s logic posits that the global population has swelled to uncontrollable levels, so it requires culling. His deadly plan is to produce SIM cards that he will distribute freely around the world, and which will both stimulate aggression and reduce inhibition. They’ll literally cause people to tear each other apart, save for a select few chosen for their intelligence, power and beauty. With protective chips implanted into the heads of these elite, Valentine has rounded them up and transported them to his secret base.

    Jackson describes Valentine as a moral, pragmatic man. “He understands that you have to make certain choices in order for things to work, and in order for the world to succeed, sacrifices must be made, and somebody has to be willing to make them.”

    Argues Firth: “Valentine is genocidal! He’s a mass murderer and a psychopath. He may have the greater good in his mind but if that involves the death of millions of people, that ideology is unlikely to be shared by the rest of humanity.” Still, he understands why Jackson found a reason for Valentine’s actions. “I think it’s perfectly appropriate that Sam doesn’t see his character as a villain. As actors our job is to inhabit our characters, and you have to see them the way they see themselves – but with my own character’s subjectivity, Valentine is a villain in the classic Bond tradition.”

    Agrees Jackson: “We’re playing this cat-and-mouse game, where Harry pretends not to know who Valentine is and Valentine pretends not to know who Harry is, until they actually sit down and say it. Game on; let’s see who comes out victorious.”

    “Kingsman: The Secret Service” opens February 18 in theatres nationwide from 20th Century Fox to be distributed by Warner Bros.
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