May 2018 Issue

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Village Pipol

VP/TRAVEL • P.4

EXPERIENCE

INTRAMUROS

BY LARA TOLDANES

VP/LIFESTYLE • P.29

SHARP J-TECH SPLIT

TYPE AIR CONDITIONER

SUPERIOR COOLING AND SAVINGS

VP/ENTERTAINMENT • P.30

AVENGERS: INFINITY

WAR MOVIE REVIEW

BY JIM REYNOLD ZAMORA

P.8

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VP editorial

CELEBRATING

10years

EVOLUTION

FAB4 PRODUCTIONS, THE COMPANY THAT PUBLISHED THE 1 ST FREE

ONLINE AND PRINTED NEWS MAGAZINE IN THE PHILIPPINES, VILLAGE

PIPOL, WAS ESTABLISHED ON OCTOBER 2007. #CHEERS!

Summer is almost over. Everyone is happily scrolling their phone galleries full of beach

photos and fun family reunions. The pleasure look of tan lines and shoulder’s sunburns are

slowly fading. Still and all, there are some of us who are taking advantage the good hot

and venturesome kind of weather.

The collected memories are being gleefully compiled in everyone’s consciousness and

modified life’s book. The life spontaneity gracefully drove us into one memorable and

vivid avenue of learning experiences. To the untainted vision of bold and loud fun feast,

nothing is monochrome and unvaried as much of a muchness.

This May 2018 issue tickles your rested imagination to explore new things inside the

parameter of your own pouring vision. This will help you to appreciate the hidden

treasures that people usually ignored and taken for granted.

VP/Travel features the old and classic beauty of the walled city of the metro, Intramuros.

It would be a great destination for everyone who wants to learn new things but schedules

and budget meddle the way. Rediscovering the wonders of the main city sounds really

exciting and interesting.

Village Pipol May 2018 issue features one of the most in-demand leading men of this

generation, Jameson Blake. As a newbie actor, he already starred on various mainstream

and indie films that showcased his acting talent in sheer. More than his telegenic and

winning looks, he is definitely an ace in the play game.

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LAYOUT ARTIST FRAME RIVAS

BUSINESS DEV’T CONSULTANT RALPH HUERTAS

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

PHOTOGRAPHERS

VIDEOGRAPHER

MAKE-UP ARTISTS

HAIR STYLIST

STYLISTS

SET DESIGNER

EDGE BUENVIAJE

SLYVESTER SY

MICHELLE HUERTAS

YAN ALABADO

RAYMUND SERANILLO

RAYMOND CAUILAN

LYKA MAE CHIANG

WIL JOSEPH MAGSINO

ONIN BOLOS

AARON CUNANAN

ANNE PASCUAL

JAN JONAS LUCAS

EDRICK PAZ

RAINE ROBO

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VP travel

Experience

Intramuros!

Text by Krissa Lara Toldanes; Photos by Jim Reynold Zamora

School’s out and it’s vacation season once again, #TravelGoals will

be the most used hashtag this summer no doubt. But when you don’t

want to keep pace with the bunch of people going home to their

provinces, or if the budget is tight and you got no time to go out of

town why not explore Metro Manila?

Located in the 5th District of Manila, the 0.67 square kilometer walled

area will make you relived historic times.

Baluarte de San Diego

Vintage looking buildings and walls will welcome you upon your

entrance in Intramuros. There are also pedicab drivers who will offer

you a tour along the walled city. But if you have itinerary for the trip,

you yourself can manage the tour.

You and your friends can visit Baluarte de San Diego. The entrance

fee is P75 for adults and P50 for students. The circular structure of

the fort can be seen if you climb up the stairs. The fort is surrounded

by fountain, pavilions, a garden with bonsai and trees with lanterns

hanging on it’s branches. The fort is overlooking a golf-course and

you can see the skyscrapers that is in Manila, but the greens in

Baluarte is calming and refreshing nonetheless.

Foreigners are also in awe of the beauty of Baluarte de San Diego.

Just like the students from Korea, you can also enjoy the green

scenery.

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Fort Santiago

If you want to see where our National Hero is detained during the

Colonial Times, Fort Santiago is the place to drop by. The oldest

Hispanic stone fortress is filled by dungeons and gardens.

These places are really Instagram worthy. If you want to sport a

vintage vibe to your feed, you can take pictures at the dungeons.

Sit by the large windowsills and voila! You have a no-effort creative

looking picture.

If you don’t feel like walking, you and your friends can ride the

kalesa. The kalesa ride fee is P100 per head. You can enjoy the

historic sight-seeing while riding an old-fashioned means of

transportation.

Be a #ThriftyTraveller!

Be sure to bring your umbrellas, hats, or sunglasses especially if its

sunny. If you’re feeling thirsty, you don’t have to worry because just

outside Intramuros, there are stores wherein you can buy refreshments

and snacks.

You don’t have to spend a hefty amount of money or travel long and

wide the country. All you have to do is your research. There’s nearby

places where you can spend your vacation this summer. In this digital

age, you can find beautiful places with just one click on social

media or the internet.

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VP health & beauty

Charcoal Skincare

Products You Have to Try!

Written by Slyvester Sy

Cleopatra’s Secret: Activated

Bamboo Charcoal

It deep cleanses the skin and take down every

trace of impurities. Skin feels squeaky clean,

clear and firm after every use. It also helps to

get rid of acne and pimples. The best thing

is that this activated bamboo charcoal mask

doesn’t excessively dry out the skin. I find that

it is more effective in minimizing pores and

controlling sebum. If oily skin and large pores

are your problems, Give it a try and you won’t

regret!

Charcoal has been a beauty trend for a

few years now and although it’s lost a

bit of momentum, it’s definitely still a

trend this year. It’s been added to almost

everything from toothpaste, cleansers,

exfoliators, face mask masks and much,

much more. We’ve rounded up our

favorite activated charcoal products that

are guaranteed to take clean to a new

level!

The Body Shop: Himalayan

Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask

This 100% vegan face mask is a beautifying

mud-textured exfoliating mask that deeply

cleanses and purifies the skin. It cleans out

clogged pores and releases toxins to reveal a

youthful glow. This clay mask is infused with

bamboo charcoal from himalayan foothills,

green tea leaves from japan and organic tea

tree oil from kenya. It draws out skin impurities

and refines the appearance of pores for

healthy-looking skin.

Charcoal + Clay Scrub Mask By

Beauty Bakery

One of the brand’s best selling product, this

2-in-1 detoxifying product acts as an exfoliating

scrub and purifying mask that thoroughly

cleans by drawing out toxins, excess sebum,

and deep-seated dirt. it smoothes and mattifies

the skin for a fresh glowing look.

KONJAC Sponge

Konjac sponge is part of the everyday cleansing

routine. Everyday use will smooth and radiant

your skin, as it gently exfoliates dead skin cells

and make your skin feel fresh. It’s very mild

and totally non irritating specially for sensitive

skin. So far, I like this sponge because my face

never felt cleaner since I started using it. At the

moment, all I can say is that it is very promising.

L’Oreal Paris Skin Expert Detox &

Brighten Pure-Clay Mask

This face mask combines 3 Pure Clays with the

magnetic properties of Charcoal to detoxify

and illuminate skin. This mask is made with

three different clays (Kaolin, Montmorillonite,

and Ghassoul) and charcoal that acts like

a magnet to clean out pores and draw out

deep impurities while leaving skin visibly

well balanced for a clearer, healthier-looking

complexion.

Origins Clear Improvement

Charcoal Mask

In a world where pollution poses a daily treat,

skin can become clogged with dirt and debris.

Active charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out

pore clogging impurities and white china clay

to absorb environmental pollutants as it dries..

Pretty cool, huh? your skin will feel squeaky

clean, clear and firm after every use. I find that

it is more effective in minimizing pores and

controlling sebum production.

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Mouth-Watering Mains

at Main Street!

Text and Photo by Ralph & Michelle Huertas

When you hear Kapitolyo, Pasig, first thing that comes

to mind are the rows and rows of food establishments

with their equally famous brands. Although traffic and

parking congestion are typical in the area, people still

flock the vicinity to get a satisfying fill of their tummy

and get their money’s worth.

VP foodie

Armed with a crumbling tummy, we ventured into

a food establishment that is getting quite a share of

mention on social media to check the buzz. Main

Street in Kapitolyo offers a wide choice of pizza,

pasta and other mains that will usher you into a

gastronomical journey as they burst flavor into your

mouth.

And here are our favorites!

Michelle’s choice: Always ready to taste

every Salmon dish. I went for their Miso-

Glazed Salmon. Fresh slab grilled to

perfection and drizzled with Miso glaze.

Although it kinda lack the unmistakable

miso flavor but nonetheless it passed my

taste buds.

We started with Grilled Chicken Salad which gave out

an exciting zesty flavor. I must say it set the bar for the

following dishes.

Ralph’s choice: The beef-lover in me hands

down went for the Kitayama Flank Steak

which consists of nicely seasoned tender

slices of beef over herbed rice and garnished

with Alfalfa sprouts.

We also ordered their Basil Pesto Chicken

Pasta. Al dente Linguini topped with Grilled

Chicken with a generous topping of pesto.

Another must-try for me is their Spicy Chicken

Sandwich which was lightly coated with a sweetspicy

dressing that not overpowering the flavor of the

chicken.

I also loved their U.S.D.A Beef Burger

that’s juicy and flavorful. All of its 1/3 pound

patty smothered with the right amount of

condiments.

The girls who are crazy over Fish and Chips ordered

their Salmon version (since they are not into the dory

variant). Glad that they’re lightly battered, fried but

still juicy.

Since we dined with the kids in tow, we also ordered

their Buttermilk Chicken which can be ordered either

for Solo (3pcs) over your choice of side or a platter

consisting of 8pcs Crispy yet juicy fried chicken.

We would have tried their pizza which on the photos

looked very nice but they ran out of dough, hence, it

would have to wait until next time.

If you are in the vicinity, do drop by Main Street

located at 10 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo,

Pasig City.

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GET CONNECTED!

BLAKE

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In Philippine showbiz, it is broad sea of good looking men

and women. Everyone has to be unique and substantial.

However, more than the telegenic and winning looks, one

should be an ace in the play game.

WRITTEN BY JIM REYNOLD ZAMORA

PHOTOGRAPHER | RAYMOND CAUILAN

CREATIVE DIRECTOR | RAYMUND SERANILLO

MAKEUP ARTIST | ONIN BOLOS

HAIR STYLIST | JAN JONAS LUCAS

STYLIST | EDRICK PAZ

CLOTHES | FOLDED AND HUNG • DAUSON BERMTAY

VIDEOGRAPHER | WIL JOSEPH MAGSINO

SET DESIGNER | RAINE ROBO

SPECIAL THANKS TO | VICENTE MOLINA IV FOR THE

LOCATION

AND JANICE DAMASCO OF STARMAGIC

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Village Pipol May 2018 issue features one

of the most in-demand leading men of

this generation. As a newbie actor, he

already starred on various mainstream and indie

films that showcased his acting talent in sheer.

As a lagniappe, he won his first acting award

as Best Supporting Actor for his outstanding

performance in the film 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten.

“I was speechless. When I got that award, it

motivated me and boosted my confidence

na kaya ko pala. It was my first movie din so I

never expect. I don’t know how to explain the

feeling,” he stated.

Since his impressive portrayal as Maxim in the

said CinemaOne Originals 2016 entry 2 Cool 2

Be 4gotten, ABS-CBN actor Jameson Blake is

slowly stitching his name on the complex lane

of success, prestige, fame and endurance. The

20-year old Filipino-American actor delicately

unsnarled the exhausted mix of fantasy

that made his every performance soused in

perfection.

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He is unique and charismatic. He

effortlessly unraveled every knot of

emotional complexity that modified

his acting as reachable to viewer’s broad

perspective. He manifested the positively

recherché connection in finding the string

which appeals into reality and fiction in one

range of spectrum.

In the 13th Cinemalaya Philippine Independent

Film Festival entry Nabubulok (The Decaying),

Jameson showed neat and sensational acting

with his seriously engaged character as Jason.

He boldly explored the superlative range of

walking the character’s persona with the aim of

knitting it to his own skin and emotional strand.

Moreover, he is one of the few actors of this

generation who could penetrate the deepest

beat onto one harmonious stir of appreciation,

sensitivity and empathetic clock.

The Hashtag member also had the generous

opportunity to show his sundry portrayals as a

newbie actor in Regal Films’ Mama’s Girl and

Haunted Forest.

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He proved that an actor should not be

pent-up with their reveries of leading

man image. He doped out the natural

complexity of his craft through exceeding

the callous social perception, which played

the fragile reborn of both protagonist and

antagonistic approach.

Unlike any actor of his age, Jameson is

distinctive and remarkable. He is not limited

with a certain kind of roles but he consistently

exploring his capacities as an actor. He wanders

through the multiplex avenue of his craft and

created dignified acting which appeals to

critics’ approval and appreciation.

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his May 27, Jameson will star on the movie

So Connected with ABS-CBN actress Janella

TSalvador. The said movie is a storytelling of

a compelling love tale about two people who get

connected because of a stolen phone. Their love story

would then start as they know each other and feel “so

connected.”

Directed by 100 Tula Para Kay Stella Jason Paul

Laxamana, the said film will serve as the first big

screen team up of Jameson and Janella.

Certainly, it is fair to say that Jameson can now be

considered as one of the Aces of Philippine cinema.

With his effective acting portrayals and his versatility

as an actor, he gracefully painted an ensemble of

recognitions, which is more than the weight of

trophies and plaques.

In this issue, get to more about Jameson outside

his boy-next-door image. He verily a crackerjack,

someone who excels in the complex world of this

blinding success. The young actor embodies the pure

dedication and passionate will to be adept with his

craft.

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BLAKE

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What can you say that you are being tagged as

one of the most in demand leading men of this

generation?

“I cannot see na I am a confirmed leading man. People

say na I am in demand because of my projects. Sunodsunod

ang mga projects ko so its keeping me busy.

This past year, I’ve been doing couple of films maybe

they can say na I am in demand.”

This past two years, you’ve done various of movies

as a newbie actor. Is there any specific role you want

to portray in your next projects?

“I’ve been doing different kind of roles like bad boy,

kontrabida, mysterious type, yung psychopath, ibaiba.

Siguro, I wanna try doing roles na businessman,

yung nagwowork sa office. I wanna do roles na parang

mga heroes. Hindi naman yung parang Marvel, just

heroes that were known in history and portray them

for a movie. Siguro mga ganun, portraying like a

national hero. Parang mga historical characters.”

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You always landed mysterious role just like your

character in the movie “2 Cool 2 be 4gotten,” are you

really that mysterious in real life?

“Well, in terms of personality I am not really like that

mysterious. I am just really quiet. Maybe I don’t talk a

lot, depends on the person I am with pero I don’t think

I am that kind of person like Maxim.

“But I can be mysterious in some way. That’s just how

I am. Maybe some says I am mysterious because I am

quiet. People think that something’s going on but wala

naman.”

When you travel, what you usually bring with you?

“Clothes, passport, pairs of shoes, charger. Yung mga

basic lang. It depends on the location, like how long

will I stay there. Just clothes talaga and caps."

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What was your most memorable travel memory?

“Siguro when I went to Indonesia. When I had my

endorsement shoot. It was my first time working

overseas. Meeting different people around the

world. They came to different places, like States,

from Australia and all went to one place for a certain

project. It was my first time to experience that so it

was a good feeling.”

What was the story behind before you became a

Hashtag member?

“At first, I thought it was for back up dancers. Kasi may

dancer, may mga Showtime dancers, I thought they

need guy dancers. I don’t have an idea na it was for a

boy group. That time talaga, I don’t have any talent in

dancing even though I like dancing pero I really don’t

know how to dance like sobrang tigas ng katawan ko.

“And then, all other guys, nag-go see din sila and we

met there. They told us na they are creating a boy

band. Ayun, doon na nagstart.”

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What is your advice to other young people who wish

to become an artist like you?

“Always set your goal. If you are good at something

and if you have talent, don’t keep that in mind. You

should always work hard to be better. Just be yourself.

Make new friends but you always keep small circle of

friends. Always know your priorities and don’t be shy.

Be confident.

If you could travel back in time, what advice would

you tell to the young Jameson?

“Jameson, don’t be too shy. Break out of your shell.

Always be aware with the people around you. Be more

observant about everything. Always think twice before

making a decision. Find a motivation.”

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VP spotlight

Summer

Fling

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he month of February might be long gone and

over, but it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the

Tspirit of Valentines this summer! Love knows no

season, which is why you should continue to captivate

your boo in dapper suits and tailored trousers that leave

you looking hotter than the sun. Top it off with fine and

dandy spectacles to turn your fleeting summer fling into a

bonafide whirlwind romance.

#VPSpotlight features Kurt Kaizer Y. Ong, a BS Pharmacy

graduate of University of Santo Tomas. He is currently

working as a Clinical Researcher which focuses on drug

discovery for the benefit of humanity. The 6 feet tall

gentleman is the brand ambassador of a Korean clothing

online shop, CeeMarket.

Aside from his winning looks and charming aura, Kurt

is into sports since Highschool and joined the varsity

volleyball team. Furthermore, what makes him more

genuinely attractive is his love for arts and photography.

“During my free time, I love to take photos which captivate

the eye and appreciate moments captured by cameras,”

he stated.

PHOTOGRAPHER | RAYMOND CAUILAN

MODEL | KURT KAIZER ONG

CREATIVE DIRECTION & STYLING | RAINE ROBO

HAIR & MAKEUP | AARON CUNANAN

CLOTHES | EDRICK PAZ

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VP

In Focus

spotlight

VPSpotlight May 2018 special issue features Chinito hottie Niko

Lao Ong, the 27-year old Operations Manager of Manila. Aside

from being a young executive, the 5-feet 9-inches tall Advertising

Management graduate used to teach karate. As lagniappe, he is also an

artist who draws rough sketches and oil painting.

PHOTOGRAPHER | RAYMOND CAUILAN

MODEL | NIKO ONG

STYLING | EDRICK PAZ

GROOMING | ANNE PASCUAL

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Unquestionably, his demigodlike

appearance is worthy of

everyone’s admiration. He loves

to work out everyday to maintain

his toned physique and impressive

posture.

“I’m a gym rat. I go to the gym almost

every day to make sure I maintain

my physique. I also love to drink and

socialize, if you see me outside don’t

hesitate to say hello,” he stated.

Girls are over with their reveries with

their ideal man. They like someone

who is independent, career-driven and

multifaceted. Niko is indeed, a total

package. He got the good looks and

smart personality.

What more could you ask for?

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I believe that everyone is born special. No one

wants to be on the losing end of the rope. More

so, your social status at birth doesn’t dictate

who you are or what you will become. Your

future lies in your hands. Don’t be trapped and

contained by the opinions of others. It’s okay to

dream, but make sure to do everything to make

those dreams reality. Everyone wants to get

ahead of the rest but it is easier to stay ahead

with a team than fly alone. Live, love, laugh and

cherish every moment because there are no

rewinds & replays in life.


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VP

sleek

fashion

summer

Written by Yan Alabado

Photographer: Lyka Mae Chiang

ummer is the perfect season to be trendy and bold. And what best way to uncover your

“stylish side” than showing off some skin? See-throughs, short shorts, crop tops—you

can never go wrong with these options this season! Don’t forget to add a pop on your

look with some of the au courant accessories to date—yes, you got it, sunnies and fanny packs.

And who says only girls can rock these must haves under the sun? This trend is all the rage in

today’s fashion world, regardless if you’re male or female.

People of today, especially those who are members of the LGBTQ+ community, are breaking

the norms with their genderless type of clothing. Skirts, dresses, and even makeup are not

exclusive for women these days. On the other hand, clothes that are ideally for men are now

being used by women on a day-to-day basis.

Time moves forward, and so does style. Genderless clothing is now widely seen as a fashion

statement across the globe. With this, people are becoming more open-minded when it comes

to dressing up. And this is a proof that fashion is appearing to have no limits when it comes to

gender and labels. Because clothes are meant for everyone after all.

look 1:

See-through shirt: H&M

Pants: Uniqlo

Boots: H&M

Fanny Pack: Toast Mnl

Sunnies: Nicole Syjuco

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look 2:

Crop Top: Forever 21

Pants: SM Women

Fanny Pack: Forever 21

Sunnies: Nicole Syjuco

Shoes: Adidas

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look 3:

Top: Forever 21

Shorts: H&M

Shoes: Adidas

Sunnies: Nicole Syjuco

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VP tech

TCL Philippines

Unveils an All-Star

Product Duo for 2018

From its humble beginnings as a global brand

subsidiary manufacturing and distributing solely

television products, TCL Philippines is starting to

step up its game in the local home appliance industry

through bringing in more household appliance staples

such as air conditioners and washing machines.

More Than Just a “TV” Brand

After over 18 years of being known as a “TV” brand,

TCL Philippines is now offering diversified products,

and delivering more than just fun and entertainment to

the Filipino household. As such, TCL aims to provide

the latest cooling innovations and alternative laundry

solutions with its TitanGold Air Conditioners and

TCLean Washing Machines, respectively.

TCL TitanGold Air Conditioners have been widely

available in the market since 2016. TCL window type

air conditioners are packed with premium features

such as gold-plated louver fins, 5-in-1 health filter, and

R410a refrigerant. Similarly, these features are also

present in its split type line, loaded with additional

features such as Full 5D DC inverter motor technology

and a mosquito-repellent function.

On the other hand, TCLean Washing Machines are

eventually gaining presence in several appliance

dealers nationwide. TCL aims to promote washing

clothes as a habit through providing easy, express, and

efficient laundry solutions with its twin tub, top load,

and front load washing machines.

In addition to its current comprehensive and

competitive TV, air conditioner, and washing machine

product lineups, TCL has also introduced another allstar

product duo for 2018—the P6 4K UHD TV and the

F2 Inverter Split Type Air Conditioner.

Taking Entertainment to the Next Level

Now emerging as the country’s Top 3 TV brand, TCL

continuously proves itself to be at par with other

leading brands through consistently providing the

latest TV technology innovations at competitive

prices.

TCL’s P6 4K UHD TV boasts of a 9.9mm ultra-slim

body design with a 4.8mm super-narrow bezel. This

series takes pride in being the slimmest TV, adorned

with the narrowest bezel, at its price level in the

TCL P6 4K UHD TV

Philippine TV market. The P6 series also comes in a

screw-less design with an Aluminum Titanium Alloy

metal casing, for a seamless and smooth finish.

The TCL P6 series is another 4K UHD TV that can

decode High Dynamic Range (HDR) files via all

sources. With accurate reproduction of light and

dark shades, the P6 series offers a powerful picture

performance through providing greater contrast,

more vivid picture quality, and more realistic details.

In terms of sound quality, the P6 series also does not

disappoint. Loaded with a Dolby Audio technology

integrated with TCL’s Smart Volume feature, the

P6 series delivers an immersive 5.1 surround sound

quality, for the ultimate cinematic experience right at

the comfort of the viewers’ home.

Powered by TV+ OS 3.0, TCL’s P6 series also comes

with an exclusive T-Cast function, enabling users

to cast content from their mobile devices to the TV

screen. With its latest version of TV+ App Store,

TCL F2 INVERTER SPLIT TYPE

AIR CONDITIONER

users can now choose from over 200+ applications,

including Netflix and YouTube, along with other videoon-demand,

social networking, gaming, and photo

sharing apps.

Redefining Cooling Standards

Moving on to TCL’s latest cooling solution

innovations, TCL is also proud to introduce the newest

member of its inverter split type air conditioner

line—the F2 series. This series is also an addition

to TCL’s TitanGold Collection, which consists of

air conditioners that are specially designed with

gold-plated louver fins, ideally built to prevent and

withstand extreme rusting and corrosion.

With its pearl white finish, LED temperature display,

and silver-plated border, the F2 series surely exudes

elegance from all its corners. In addition, this series is

also equipped with a smart WiFi control, empowering

users to conveniently take control over their comfort

directly through their smart devices. As such, users

can easily turn their air conditioning units on or off,

and set the room temperature even from the outside—

simply through the use of their smart devices. Indeed,

TCL has perfectly integrated style and functionality

into this series.

Intensified Sports Marketing Campaign

Aside from being locally hailed as the Official TV

of the PBA for four consecutive years, TCL has also

formally introduced world-renowned football player,

Neymar Jr., as its global brand ambassador for both

TV and air conditioning products. With these, TCL

aims to reach a wider audience of sports fans around

the world, and further reinforce the brand’s youthful

image.

With TCL Philippines’ continuously growing and

expanding product lines, consumers can expect more

of the latest home appliance technology innovations,

made available in TCL’s wide array of products.

For more information, please visit:

TCL Philippines: www.facebook.com/tclphilippines

www.tclphilippines.com/

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VP lifestyle

Sharp J-Tech Split-Type Air Conditioner:

Superior Cooling and Savings

There’s no denying that the weather here in the Philippines is becoming almost

unbearable with the humidity and scorching heat which is why we rely on our air

conditioners to help us cool down.

Sharp has the solution to our problem with its J-Tech Inverter Air Conditioner

that can be set up to 14°C temperature setting, the lowest possible temperature

in the industry. What’s best about it is that it turns precisely controlled power

consumption into energy savings and energy-efficient operation. The unit can also

be set into different modes that are perfectly designed depending on your needs.

Equipped with Plasmacluster Ion Technology, it deactivates airborne bacteria,

viruses, mold and other contaminants that can be found inside our houses.

With Sharp J-Tech Inverter Air Conditioner, you’re protected not just from the

heat but also from airborne bacteria and contaminants that can cause harm to you

and your family.

Visit the nearest authorized Sharp dealer to know more about the new Sharp J-Tech

Inverter Split-Type Air Conditioner line-up. Maximize your comfort and savings with

Sharp J-Tech Inverter Air Conditioner. Sharp Be Original.

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VP entertainment

Avengers: Infinity War

The most sensational, jaw-dropping and ballsy

Superhero Movie in the History

Written by Jim Reynold Zamora

Avengers: Infinity War wears the fusion of bushed

Hollywood films’ extravagance and visually luxurious

treat. No one would enjoy their cinema seat without

occupying the terrifying movements caused by

the positively irrepressible breath scenes. It hardly

uppercuts the built expectations of moviegoers into an

impressively pronounced masterpiece. The 19th film of

the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) aesthetically

painted and orchestrated chaos that made the film

matchless and modified in superlatives.

The movie’s noticeable knot is the sparse accent

of all the characters, catharsis building and the

tweaking of MCU’s time-honored and revered fantasy.

Nevertheless, the line’s mild debacles did not bury the

audience’s broad load absorber.

Considered as one of decade’s greatest movies,

it delivers a darker, edgier and notably riskier

representation. It is a beast that calmly projects his

advantage spot then it will audaciously and lavishly

nosh those made apprehensions brought by the

monstrous sequence- brave, brutal and impactful.

Thanos, played by Josh Brolin, the film’s main

antagonist is surprisingly relatable and perceptive. The

flashback scenes that recollects his life as a father to

Gamora (Zoe Saldana) brings the unwanted sympathy

and understanding behind his villainous and vicious

appearance. The father and daughter will definitely

put you on the cage of mixed emotions, which is hard

to grasp by taps and pat.

The film’s spontaneity to showcase the unabridged

flavored connections boldly carried the excellence

of this deadliest showdown. It successfully played

the perceptively stir of the severe action melt, the

telegenic humors and characters’ swift movement

towards the story’s drive way. Conversely, it carried

disquieting smash after it unveiled the film’s haunting

and mysterious final moves.

Infinity War is one of the few films that could tickle

everyone’s deepest and tiniest chords of their

empathetic clock. It is a sweeping betrayal that

invalidate the longstanding expectations to super hero

films, forging to emotionally affecting scenes. The

quietus of some of the characters extremely evokes

person’s deepest sadness and sympathy, broke the

courage and persistent which deep-seated on a true

Marvel fans’ hearts.

Tom Holland’s scene as Spider-man in the movie’s

final clock is harrowing and traumatic. It will push your

consciousness to lament while watching him begging

and fearfully crawling for his survival. The somber

frame which centers Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.)

will leave you silently agonizing whilst pushing your

own weight on to the soft couch.

After the two-hour and thirty minutes run, it suddenly

lingered all the mad made surprises from alpha and

omega of your critical senses. The film is magnificent

in the altitude of empowering reveries of every story’s

uphill.

Infinity War installment of the Avengers Saga is not a

popcorn movie. Furthermore, it the most sensational,

jaw-dropping and ballsy superhero movie in the

history. It dismantled the spent and exhausted diegesis

of the past ten years of Marvel moviemaking. The film

created one brand new ensemble of peerless triumph.

It is a mind-blowing spectacle worthy of critics’ and

viewers’ appreciation and rare approval.

Brace yourself!

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VP sports

NBA Point Gods

Proved Mortals:

Kyrie Irving and Steph Curry Goes

Down To Injury Before the Playoffs

In today’s NBA, point guards are dominating the game.

Steph Curry, Kyrie Irving, Russel Westbrook, and Chris

Paul are just some of the great point guards in the

league. However, the faster pace of the 82-game NBA

season can take a toll on the player’s body.

Two of the “Point Gods” are down with injury and

would miss significant time during the early parts

of the 2018 NBA Playoffs. Steph Curry is projected

the first round of the playoffs due to a sprained MCL

that he got on March 23. This is a blow to the Golden

State Warriors’ game plan but not that much since

they still have Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant to

carry the scoring load. They are going up against the

veteran laden San Antonio Spurs that is without Kawhi

Leonard.

The Boston Celtics are also missing their start Kyrie

Irving since March 11. He underwent surgery to

remove a tension wire on his left knee and is looking at

a 3 – 6 weeks of recovery time. He is also projected to

miss the first round of the playoffs.

The good news about this is that Irving’s fractured

patella that he has been nursing since the 2015 NBA

finals has fully healed. The only reason for the surgery

is to remove the tension wire that has been bothering

Uncle Drew.

KYRIE IRVING

Unlike the Warrior, the Boston Celtics is going to have

a hard time against the up and coming Milwaukee

Bucks that features another explosive point guard

Eric Bledsoe along with the Greek Freak Giannis

Antetokounmpo. They will have to rely on Al Horford,

Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum for leadership and

scoring.

Let’s see how this pans out for these two teams. Who

are your bets to win the 2018 NBA Championship?

STEPHEN CURRY

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