Freebie Express: Kalalabas lang!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Win I ♥ BWnT VIP cards

I love spicy things!  That's why when you check what's inside our fridge, you'll see atleast three kinds of peppers or chili in it.

One afternoon, my wife and I found ourselves dining in at Buffalo Wings 'n Things in Ortigas Home Depot and we shared pounds of hot and spicy buffalo wings.  We never cared that moment if we gain some pounds. 

For sure, we'll be back anytime soon.  For those who wants to try the great food at BWnT, join this cool  (or should I say hot) promo at where five (5) I ♥ BWnT VIP cards ,will be giving away and will be shipped for free to the winners’ doorsteps.

The card comes with coupons with a cumulative value of up to P1,250. Some of the perks of a BWnT VIP cardholder includes discounts, rebates, freebies when used on cardholder’s birthday month. There are more freebies with a minimum single receipt of delivery and/or dine-in purchase of an amount specified in a particular coupon. Most importantly, a cardholder is entitled to exclusive monthly promotions as announced in Buffalo’s Wings N’ Things Facebook fan page.

Monday, September 27, 2010

I Love Being a Teacher because...

This essay writing contest is exclusive for teachers, both from public and private schools, who are currently teaching in the Philippines. Also you should be 22-65 years old. So definitely I am not qualified even if I make a career shift into teaching since I am just 21... hehe.

Seriously, this is a great contest and you should encourage all the teachers you know because they definitely have a lot of stories to tell. This is also a tribute of sort to these heroes that are often portrayed as "titser na nagbebenta ng longgonisa" or "si mam na namamalo"

We have three teachers in the family, all are my in-laws, and I will definitely ask them to consider this contest.

The mechanics: Entries must be written in English (12 pts Time Roman font) and not more than 1000 words. A participant can send as many entries as they want until October 5, 2010 (5:00 pm only). Send your entries via email to with the subject: I Love Being a Teacher because...

This contest is sponsored by the Manila Bulletin, HP and Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines. Winners will be contacted via email and will be awarded with special prizes.

Although the prizes are not indicated, Manila Bulletin is such a generous company when it comes to giving of prizes. The last essay writing contest they had, they gave away three (3) Samsung laptops for three months.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Show me your oldest photo contest

I found this cool contest by Yugatech in cooperation with i-DigiWorld just this morning and made me pause for a few minutes reminiscing of the past. I am just a sucker of anything retro and oldies.

The reason being is that they are asking contestants to share the oldest photo they can find where they are included. The prize to the grand winner is a 14-megapixel GE X5 digital camera Here's my entry:

This is me doing my "I Have a Dream" speech during the graduation rites of the San Miguel Kindergarten Batch '81 in Pasig City. I can barely breath because of the tightly looped bow tie on my neck and the smell and weight of 1-kilo Sampaguita given to me by my mother, ninang and Titas. As indicated on my diploma, the event was held on May 9, 1981.
This contest runs until September 30. Just post your photo in your blog or any photo sharing site and leave the link HERE. Follow i-DigiWorld on Twitter or Facebook.

Monday, September 20, 2010

FREE Eraserheads Limited Edition CD Set

This is the coolest promo ever created by man!

That is if your a fan of the E-heads and loves pizza. Greenwich is giving away an Eraserheads Limited Edition Cd Set includes all 10 Studio Albums and EPs Digitally Remastered, Bonus CD of rare Eraserheads unreleased recordings, POP-U-MENTARY DVD, Eraserheads Magazine and a Collector’s edition shirt until October 31.

The mechanics is ala-Starbucks where you'll have to collect stamps to get the freebie. Or you can choose the one time, big time offer that includes the CD set:

1. Get an E-heads card from Greenwich and collect six (6) stickers for it. Each sticker requires you to order one Family Rolled-Edge pizza plus a pitcher of softdrinks.

2. Get the Bigatin Barkada Feast I for Php2,499 and it comes with the Eheads CD Set already. The Barkada Feast I consists of a double thin crust overload pizza, 4 pcs of chicken, 2 spaghetti boats, 4 rice and a pitcher of softdrink.

Astig ang nakaisip ng promong ito, gusto ko siyang isayaw sa saliw ng El Bimbo o kaya e ibili ng paborito niyang Magazine!

FREE Admission to Dawn of the Space Age Gala Premiere

I just to share an invitation I receive from Damicaye (Where everything is FREE) about gala premiere of the Dawn of the Space Age, a planetarium film:

Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center cordially invites their Facebook Fans to the Gala Premiere of DAWN OF THE SPACE AGE Planetarium Film on Saturday, October 2 · 4:00pm - 7:00pm at Digistar 3 Planetarium, Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center-Mall of Asia. Limited Slots available.

Please call 5562193 to reserve seats or comment in their post to confirm your attendance. See you there!

Don't forget to follow them on their Official Fan Page Nido Fortified Science Discovery Center.

If only I'll be available on that day, I'll definitely be there with my wife and son. But I am fully loaded this October because of the upcoming 47th PMAP Annual Conference in Cebu. But for those who'd love to have a great bonding and learning experience with their family and friends, this is an event you should attend!

FREE Admission to Pormang PBA Fashion Show

I've been a basketball fan from the very moment I learned how to dribble the ball. I religiously follow my teams from the NBA, UAAP and of course, the PBA.

My all-time NBA fave is Charles Barkley and has a huge collection of "anything Barkley" and since he has retired for almost a decade now, I consider it a great find every time I stumbled upon any Sir Charles item whether online or in shops. Now, I am a Dwayne Wade follower. One reason is that The Flash is a Wade which is actually Barkley's middle name. But of course, this Miami Heat star is one of the most athletic and gifted cager in the league.

In the PBA, I am a certified die-hard fan of Barangay Ginebra since the the 80's. I still have with clippings of Sen. Robert Jaworki and his boy's exploit since the 1980's. It survived Ondoy.

Today, I never missed any PBA game as long Mr. Fearless Ronald Tubid is playing. I have followed the career of this Ginebra spitfire guard since his college years 'coz I am also a University of the East alumnus. Then he went to play with Welcoat in the PBL and saw almost every FREE games held at the Caruncho Stadium (Pasig) before he was drafter by Shell in the pro league.

It has been 7 years since I last saw "The Saint" in person and would love to see him again. Then I saw this great announcement from Araneta Center:

Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) stalwarts try their hands on the ramp this time as they showcase their modeling skills in a special fashion show billed as “Pormang PBA.”

Sixteen of the top players representing the league’s 10 member teams have been tapped for the event scheduled on September 26 at the Araneta Coliseum parking lot.

Staged in cooperation with Binibining Pilipinas Charity Inc., the show is set for 6 pm. Joining the PBA superstars in the three-hour extravaganza are 2010 Ms. Universe 4th runner-up Venus Raj and the rest of this year’s Binibining Pilipinas winners.

Leading the cast of player-models are Derby Ace’s James Yap and Rico Maierhofer, Barangay Ginebra’s JC Intal and Ronald Tubid, Rain or Shine’s Gabe Norwood and Doug Kramer, San Miguel Beer’s Arwind Santos, and Jarred Dillinger of Talk ‘N Text.

Also parading on the ramp are Wesley Gonzales and the rookie pair of Severino Baclao and Rabeh Al-Hussaini of Air21, Alaska’s L.A. Tenorio and Elmer Espiritu, Aris Dimaunahan of Barako Bull, Powerade’s Francis Allera, and Mac Mac Cardona of rookie franchise Meralco.

The PBA stars will don formal, casual, and sporty wear. The activity ushers in the league’s 36th season under new commissioner Chito Salud. “This will showcase the other side of our players apart from basketball, so that fans can see them in a different light, and not just their basketball skills,” Salud said.

A street party will follow after the show and admission is absolutely FREE!

Now, my only wish is that I can get a good seat to view Tubid and the show. I also want my wife to meet him in person and see for herself why I dig this guy who I believed is a really nice guy beneath the bad boy image and tattoos all over his body.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Save the World, Win a Sony Playstation 3

I will forever be a kid in front of a Sony Playstation.

I used to own the a PS 1 unit and even used it in a mini business along with another unit from a friend. I never knew whatever happened to my unit after I left for a 2-year stint to work abroad. In Saipan, it's always a game day every Friday night with some friends I met there who owns a PS 2.

Huh... those were the days.

MTV is giving away a brand new Plasystation 3 to that lucky person who can give the best answer to their question tied-in with Milla Jovovich's Resident Evil : Afterlife.

What would you do to help Alice save the human race?

You have until September 23 to send in your answer via

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

FREE Cherry Mobile Phone from ASUS

When I purchase a product, especially gadgets, I see to it that I'll get a brand I can depend on and a service center convenient to my place just in case I need some assistance in the future. And of course, being a promo-holic, I also consider if they have some add-ons or FREE stuff bundled with it.

A few months ago, ASUS gave away FREE Nokia phones for every purchase of participating laptops which a friend availed. This month of September, Asus will again throw in a colored mobile phone unit with FM radio when you buy an ASUS’ RT-N13u router.

The ASUS RT-N13U wireless router is the latest in the line of quality routers from ASUS that aims to provide users with a host of easy-to-use wireless features.With more wireless connectivity options, the ASUS RT-N13U can also support 24/7 downloads—even when the PC is turned off. It is also a stylish performer that complements any home or office with its clean design and hidden internal antenna.

It also has EZ All-in-One Printer feature that allows multiple users to share printers and scanners without a dedicated server managing the process. It increases office efficiency by handling multiple printing requests simultaneously. Additionally, convenient scanning can be done on the printers with auto-installation of drivers. No loading of additional programs is required. For easy configuration, EZ All-in-One Printer supports and detects all the major printer brands on the market.

This promo is on going until September 30 in all Luzon authorized ASUS wireless resellers. Customers just need to present their official receipt in any of the following redemption areas to avail of the free phone:

ASUS Concept Store, SM North EDSA
ASUSworld, Megamall
PC Gilmore, Gilmore

Visit ASUS Philippines at Facebook for more details.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Want to win a pair of Adam Lambert Concert tickets?

10-10-10 in the calendar only happens in a lifetime unless you can live up to 101, you might still get a chance to experience it once again... but heck, if you're still living at the age of 101, you might want to be wrapped in calendars or newspaper and be thrown into the river.

What is fun at 101? Don't ask me back I'm just 33.

Anyways, what I'm trying to say is 10-10-10 is such a very rare event that you should do something extra ordinary that day like watch an Adam Lambert concert perhaps?

Well, if your definition of extra ordinary is same as mine, just answer this simple question and you might win a pair of tickets to the concert of the 2009 American Idol runner up on October 10, 2010 at SM MOA Concert Grounds:

Question: What’s your favorite Adam Lambert song and why?

You may send in your answers to together with your contact details. is also giving away other cool stuff this month of September like Gold's Gym GCs and bottles of Jack Daniels. Just visit their official website for more details.

FREE Kilos of Rice depending on your Weight

Just in case the heaviest person in the Philippines lives in your household, this is the best time to convince him or her to eat more and add up his weight.

Just want to share what Shopwise call Weigh To Go crazy promo where every 50 kilos of a customer's weight will be rewarded with a kilo of rice.

That's why the more you weigh, the more rice you get for FREE.

So, how do you avail of the promo? Just visit any Shopwise branch from September 15 to 20 and buy a minimum purchase of Php 1200 plus a sponsor product. Present your receipt and the butcher will start to cut you down into pieces so you can be placed inside the plastic na malabo. No, just kidding. You'll still be in one piece when you get home. :-)

Children's Audition for The Lion King Musical

Calling all parents of kids ages 8-13 years old who loves to act, dance and sing and wants to go to Singapore!

This is an almost late post since the registration for a slot for the audition for Disney's The Lion King Musical is only until tomorrow (September 15).  Kindly email a headshot and resume of your child (of course) to

If chosen, your child will be given a slot to audition on September 18 at the Bonifacio Arts Center, The Fort, Taguig City.

Who knows, this Singapore production might be your child's ticket to stardom.  Rehearsals will commence in January 2011, two months before the show's premiere.

Monday, September 13, 2010

FREE Chicken Bourbon Sandwich from Delifrance

I should be eating lunch at this very very moment but I choose to blog about this great find--- FREE sandwich from Delifrance.  Absolutely FREE.

Well, I checked their online menu and it says that the Chicken Bourbon Sandwich is worth Php 99 but they'll be giving away it away for you for FREE via a digital coupon that you need to print.  The coupon is good until October 31, 2010.

So if you can't wait to get a bite of this yummy-looking treat, just click HERE and suit your self.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

On-the-Spot Contests at The Best Anime 2010

I'm sure at some point of your life, you got hooked with Anime.

Well, I'm still a fan but a lot of things occupied the top spot of my priority list that's why watching an episode of a Jap cartoon either on TV or net is something I really missed doing.

Well, for those who share the same sentiments, here's a good alternative to compensate for the lost time you should be spending with the Gohans and Samurai Xs of the world. Primetrade Asia and Hero will stage The Best Anime 2010 at the SMX Convention center, MOA, Pasay City.

The day-long event which will run from 10 am to 6 pm will feature Cosplay competition (of course), Dubbing competition, seminars and workshops and other exciting events.

Cool prizes awaits the winners for the following on-the-spot contests: Photography, Anime Trivia, Drawing, on-site blogging and online gaming and more. You can also play PS3 and X360 games for FREE.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Are you a SULITIZEN?

When I opened my inbox today, the first email on the list was from informing me about its 4th anniversary. It's been for years that this local website has been a useful tool for every SULITIZEN...

What is SULITIZEN? Here's my definition...

United in
Looking for
Trades from
Internet-savvy &
Entrepreneurs on the

Buy and Sell Philippines
Sign Up at
Buy and Sell Philippines

As part of 4th Anniversary, they have a blog writing contest where SULITIZEN can win the following:

1st Place: Apple iPad
2nd Place: Nintendo Wii
3rd Place: Nokia 5800

The contest runs until September 12, 2010. To view the mechanics, just click HERE.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Modus Operandi sa QC Post Office?

Please share this hanggang makarating sa Post Master ng QC Cental Post Office

Well, commercial break muna sa mga promos and contest. Just want to share to my readers a forgettable experience at the QC post office today.

This morning, I came out from the Quezon City Central Post Office feeling that I have been unfairly served by three staff of the government institution. Well, I just went there to pick up a package from Hong Kong. I thought all is smooth after paying the Php 40 custom fee but it’s not. A certain Girlie Umali of Window 37 said that the item is subject to Php 1,457 VAT on the imported item, which was a wrist watch, even if it’s just a gift from an overseas based company. I told them that I did not buy it. It's a gift. Hindi ako negosyante. It’s just for personal use.

But they won’t release it unless I pay the said amount. Then, a man came into the picture and immediately took the item from me while I am still checking my watch, and made me feel that as if I just stole it from them. Girlie even gave me her office number (928-1667) in case I already have the money. Hmm... parang na-hostage... este nakidnap bigla ang relo ko.

Good thing, an “angel” approached me and said, “Malaki ba yung fee? Ako na ang bahala kay, mam.”

This lady said that I can have the item for a lesser price but they won’t issue any receipt. We met at Php 500 just to get out of this “tiangge.”

Kung alam ko lang cell. no. ni Noynoy, isusumbong ko sila. Alam ko e ayaw ni niya ng corrupt. Baka pwede naman mapagsabihan ang mga tumatao sa Window 37 na hindi lahat ng kumukuha ng parcel o package sa kanila ay may pera. Sayang din yung ibinayad ko pambili ng diapers at gatas ng anak ko. Mapupunta lang sa bulsa ni Girlie Umali.

This is no fiction. This happened in the morning of September 7, 2010.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Winners of Happy na, Birthday pa giveaway

This is the entry of Darwin Miranda Cayetano who asked the CSA in Science Discovery Center to post this greeting on their LED Screen. I was touched and flattered with his effort that’s why I’m giving him a special prize.

Before I announced the winners of my Happy na, Birthday pa giveaway, I would like to say thank you to the sponsor of the prizes: Unilab, Mr. Jesse Rebustillo of Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) and Mapagbigay ka ba?

And of course, major major thanks also to all who gave time and effort to join this contest. I really had a hard time in choosing the winners. As in! If only I have enough prizes to give, I can come out with 10 winners. But I only got 5 prizes to give so to those who won’t win this time, I would like to invite you to join again in my upcoming promos/ contest. Some sponsors have already approached me for a tie-up and will post the contest in the near future.

Being a father to a 1-year old son, I can’t help but to be biased to entries featuring kids so I needed some help to be fair in choosing the winners. I consulted four other individuals to pick their top 3 out of the 49 entries that I received. I also took the suggestion to pick two (2) photos featuring adults and another pair featuring kids to level the playing field. Then I also decided to draw one winner via

So here are the four (4) runner-up winners who will each receive the following:

a. Giftpack from Unilab
b. Guyito stuffed toy from PDI
c. F & B World magazine (back issue) with a FREE recipe booklet inside
d. Sticky notepad and a pen

Winner no. 1 (c/o Rene del Rosario

Winner no. 2: Agnes DC

This is one of the first entries sent and has been a personal favorite since Day 1. It’s not everyday that you can make a big guy wear a party hat and pose with a white teddy and his chocolate cake. He must have been very very happy that day.

Winner no. 3: Ging Baarde Martirez

What I love in this photo more than the theme party is PIZZA which will forever have a place in my heart (and stomach, of course). It has been a tradition that my wife and I eat in a pizza parlor during our anniversary and birthday date since our first meal shared together as a couple is a box of slice of eight.

Winner no. 4: Josephine Soliman Gregorio

A baby in front of a birthday cake will always bring a priceless feeling to his parents. The photo seems simple but when you look at it a little longer, you can feel how proud and happy his dad and mom were while capturing this great moment on camera.

And the Grand Winner which will receive the following:

a. Php 2000 worth of Dental First GCs
b. Giftpack from Unilab
c. Guyito stuffed toy from PDI
c. F & B World magazine (back issue) with a FREE recipe booklet inside
d. Sticky notepad

(Drum rolls)...

Ronald Delima

The entry sender was just 2-years old in this photo. Look how happy he was with his Dad and birthday cake. His mom probably was the one taking the photo. Well during that time, the camera used here might still not have a self-timer option that’s why it’s only the two of them in the frame. What I’m actually trying to say is: this photo is a classic, literally and figuratively. We will forever be a our Dad’s little angel no matter what.

I also gave weight to Ronald’s effort to revisit his family photo album just to join the contest. Actually, I did the same thing after seeing his photo. Iba pa rin talaga ang mag-browse ng picture sa lumang photo album kesa digital album

To all the winners, that includes you Darwin, just leave your complete name and email address on the wall of Mapanghingi ka ba? FB fan page so I can send you the details on how to claim your prizes.

Again, congratulations to the winners and to all, thank you for sharing your photos, time and effort. ‘Till our next giveaway!

Spot and Win a Larry Alcala shirt

Just one of the many items from the Larry Alcala collection
Funny but I learned to read through the 80's local kiddie fave Funny komiks.

That's why I have high respect for cartoonists because they make reading more fun.  I admire more those who can tell a story without using any text in his work.  Take the case of the great Pinoy illustrator Larry Alcala whose Slice of Life is simply a joy to look at.  His works not only give us something to smile about but it also showcases the "fun" in the Filipino life via his black and white strips. Another fun part is the fact that Larry Alcala always include a concealed image of himself in all his works. 

Solo, a clothing line which heeds today’s generation’s pursuit of liberty, self-expression and individualism, has launched a Larry Alcala collection that will surely interest even those not familiar with Alcala's work (especially those who are living under the rock).

And the good news is, you have a chance to get a "slice" of that Larry Alcala collection. Just visit and download a contest sheet/ comic illustration.  Just spot the hidden head of the illustrator and send it to at  Winners will be announced via Solo FB fan page. Just search for "Solo Online" 

Friday, September 3, 2010

Gastro Chef Giveaways

My wife loves to cook. I love to eat. And I think, you can't beat that combination.

It's not that I don't know how to cook. Actually, my sinigang and kaldereta is the best according to my wife. I just want to make her feel how being a good housewife can be that's why I let the kitchen be her kingdom.

I'm sure she will be delighted to hear this great promotion I found online:

Through its "The Chef in You" promo, Gastro Chef will be raffling away the following items: (a.) Two (2) Aprons worth P450.00 each, (b.) Four (4) Utility knives worth P645.00 each, (c.) Two (2) Sandwich boards worth P1,125.00 each, (d.) Two (2) Small cutting boards with hole worth P1,300.00 each, (e.) Two (2) Regular steak sets worth P1,495.00 each, (f.) Two (2) Napkin holders worth P1,550.00 each, (g.) Two (2) Cleavers worth P1,595.00 each, (h.) Four (4) Eight inches chef's knives worth P1,595.00 each, (i.) Two (2) Knife magnets worth P1,795.00 each, (j.) Two (2) Steak board with hole and groove worth P1,895.00 each, (k.) Two (2) Carving sets in a box worth P1,980.00 each.

Whoa! That's a lot! If you're interested to join, just visist to answer a simple survey form to get a raffle entry.

This promo is only valid for Metro Manila residents. Participants should send their entries on or before 12mn of September 10, 2010. Announcement of the winners via will be made on September 15, 2010. Winners will also be notified via email and SMS.

FREE tickets to Piolo Pascual's concert

I used to think that I am handsome. But when people like Piolo Pascual came into the picture and created a Papa P syndrome: meaning hindi ka pogi kung di mo kamukha si Piolo, my beliefs I have carried since birth was all shattered.

Well, it's not my concern now since my wife already assured me that I am more good looking than Piolo by her standards. That's why I have given her a deaf ear every time she complains about eye irritations and stuff that she want to consult an ophthalmologist.

Anyways here's the deal, Sun Life Financial placed this ad on Philippine Star today: FREE tickets to Private Time with Piolo Pascual.

This is a concert with the music genius Ryan Cayabyab with special guest Vina Morales, who happens to be my showbiz crush since high school... kabisado ka pa lyrics ng hit niyang Pers Lab, promise!

The Concert is happening at the Forum Tent, PICC on October 9, 2010 and as the ad indicated, anyone can get 2 FREE concert tickets and Php 50k personal insurance for one year (which made me ask, rock concert ba eto na may batuhan ng bote, hedbangan at slaman kaya kelangan me insurance pa with kasama yun ticket? Nagtatanong, Ate Charo)

To avail the promo, just call 849-9888 and leave your contact details. Viola! Promo period is up to Sept. 20 only! Limited seats lang daw kaya tawag na!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Win Php 25,000 from Hen Lin

Today is a rainy day! Sarap matulog at mag-food trip.

I remember a college friend once said that in times like this, all he needs are three "Sio" --- siopao, siomai at siota!

Which reminds me of a simple yet yummy contest from Hen Lin in cooperation with Philippine Star. In Libre na, Panalo pa: Sagot ka ni Hen Lin, participants will get a chance to win a food treat from Hen Lin or a better luck next time note from them every time you visit the contest microsite.

The good thing is, whether you get a FREE meal or not, you'll automatically get a raffle entry every visit (once a day) for a chance to win a hot na hot Php 25,000 cash.

2010 Palanca Award winners

As a writer, I have yet to accomplish two things that I've been aiming for the longest time: (1) for me to publish a book and (2) to win a Palanca Award.

I have published countless articles, essays, and others stuff in different publications, both local and abroad, but to have my work printed in a book is a lasting legacy. I have also won a number of literary contests but a Palanca is like the Oscars for Pinoy writers.

I almost got a book deal in 2001 but for some reasons, it did not push through. I did tried joining Palanca Awards in two separate occasions but never got the judges' nods.

But this time, my personal goal is in within the next three years I would accomplished at least one of them. For those interested to join Palanca Awards 2011, just visit for more details although they have yet to update their mechanics and official form for next year, since they just announced this year's winners yesterday.

But what I'm sure is the deadline for entries for next year is April 30, 2011 so you can start drafting your entries now. For the curious souls, below is the full list of this year's Palanca Awardees:

Dulang Pampelikula
1st – Kristoffer G. Brugada (Patikul)
2nd – Jerry B. Gracio (Magdamag)
3rd – No Winner

Dulang Ganap ang Haba
1st – No Winner
2nd – Liza C. Magtoto (Rated PG)
3rd – Christian R. Vallez (Kapeng Barako Club: Samahan ng mga Bitter)

Dulang May Isang Yugto
1st – Nicolas B. Pichay (Isang Araw sa Karnabal)
2nd – Floy C. Quintos (Suor Clara)
3rd – Allan B. Lopez (Higit Pa Dito)

Kabataan Sanaysay
1st – Christopher S. Rosales (Gulayan Klasrum)
2nd – Marianito L. Dio Jr.
(Ang Aking Pangalan, Ang Aking Kababata at ang Mithing Tilamsik para kay Third)
3rd – No Winner

1st – Carlos M. Piocos III (Guerra Cantos)
2nd -- Romulo P. Baquiran Jr. (Parokya)
3rd – Mark Anthony S. Angeles (Engkantado)

Tulang Pambata
1st – No Winner
2nd – No Winner
3rd – Will P. Ortiz (May Puso Ang Saging)

Maikling Kwento
1st – No Winner
2nd – Rommel B. Rodriguez (Toxic)
3rd – Thomas David F. Chavez (Sa Kabilang Lupalop ng Mahiwagang Kaharian)

Maikling Kwentong Pambata
1st – Christopher S. Rosales (Si Berting, ang Batang Uling)
2nd – Renerio R. Concepcion (Ang Kagilagilalas na Paglalakbay nina Mumo at Am-I)
3rd – Bernadette V. Neri (Parada ng mga Alingawngaw)

1st – Maria Clarissa N. Estuar (Ang Reyna ng mga Tumbong)
2nd – Ferdinand P. Jarin (D’Pol Pisigan Band)
3rd – Mark Gil M. Caparros (Sina Bunso at ang mga Batang Preso)

Full-length Play
1st – Jay Crisostomo IV (God of the Machine)
2nd – Jorshinelle Taleon-Sonza (The Encounter)
3rd – Lito Casaje (Shooting the Boys)

One-act Play
1st – No Winner
2nd – No Winner
3rd – Peter Solis Nery (The Wide Ionian Sea)

Short Story
1st – Ma. Elena L. Paulma (Three Kisses)
2nd – Ma. Rachelle Tesoro (Waiting for Rain)
3rd – Catherine Rose Galang Torres (CafĂ© Masala)

Short Story for Children
1st – Irene Carolina A. Sarmiento (Tabon Girl)
2nd – Hiyasmin Ledi C. Mattison (Little Bear Goes Home: A Love Story)
3rd – Grace D. Chong (I am an Apple)

1st – Merlie M. Alunan (Tales of the Spiderwoman)
2nd -- Rafael Antonio C. San Diego (My Name in Reverse)
3rd – Joel H. Vega (Latitudes and Other Poems)

Poetry for Children
1st – Duffie Alejandrino H. Osental (After the Storm and Other Poems)
2nd – Patricia Marie Grace S. Gomez (Poems from the Pantry and Prehistoric Times)
3rd – Ma. Celine Anastasia P. Socrates (Playgrounds)

1st – Miro Frances D. Capili (Vinyl)
2nd – Florianne Marie L. Jimenez (Postcards from Somewhere)
3rd – Corinna Esperanza A. Nuqui (Library)

Kabataan Essay
1st – Miro Frances D. Capili (The Nature of Nurture)
2nd -- Anton Raphael S. Cabalza (A Shot at Perfection)
3rd – Catherine D. Tan (Green at Heart)

Short Story – Cebuano
1st – Richel G. Dorotan (Si Tarzan)
2nd -- Jonecito R. Saguban (Tinuboang Sapatos)
3rd – Noel P. Tuazon (Patas)

Short Story – Iluko
1st – Sherma E. Benosa (Dagiti Pasugnod ni Angelo)
2nd – Ariel S. Tabag (Voice Tape)
3rd – Joel B. Manuel (Apo Bannual! Apo Bannual!)

Short Story – Hiligaynon
1st – Andy P. Perez (Bayuso)
2nd – Ferdinand L. Balino (Dumdumon Ko Ang Imo Guya)
3rd – Jesus C. Insilada, Ed. D. (Walingwaling)

The awards, in honor of Don Carlos Palanca Sr., aims to help develop Philippine literature for writers to craft their most outstanding literary work; to be a treasury of the Philippines’ literary gems from our gifted writers; and to assist in its dissemination to the public, especially the students.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Solo's Larry Alcala Collection and Online Model Search

Remember Slice of Life and Kalabog en Bosyo? Whether you’re a Pinoy comic fan or not, sure you loved the playful characters from these works. Relive the inner child in you as Solo brings Pinoy Memorabilia featuring Cartoonist Larry Alcala.

Larry Alcala is a well-known editorial cartoonist and illustrator. In his over 50 years of cartooning, he has made over 500 characters, twenty comic strips, six movies, two murals and 15,000 published pages. His most popular cartoon series was Slice of Life, which is a reflection of the many unique aspects of everyday life in the Philippines. Slice of Life received the Best in Humor award and was also cited for helping to keep alive the Filipino's ability to laugh at himself, through the lively marriage of art and humor, and through commentaries that are at once critical and compassionate, evoking laughter and reflection. Remember spending your Sundays looking for the concealed caricature of his face on Slice of Life? Now, you get to do this again!

For the first time, Solo, a brand who has built a strong following by offering hip vintage merchandise, is now bringing in Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia collection featuring Larry Alcala. This prolific cartoonist’s Slice of Life playful characters will be immortalized in a limited special edition consisting of graphic tees, polo shirts, woven tops and dresses and men’s long sleeves and accessories such as tote bag, clutch, notebook and mugs! My favorite in this treasure is the Larry Alcala Unisex watch and the purple short sleeve polo.

This pop collection will surely got us all hooked! To view the entire Men's collection, click HERE and Ladies' collection, click HERE.

Catch more exciting things happening online for the launch of Solo's Pinoy Cartoonist Memorabilia collection. Join Solo fan page in Facebook, search for “Solo Online” and Twitter

Join Solo's Online Model Search! Go HERE for the contest details. It's easy, just wear one of Larry Alcala's items in your submission entry with the creative use of graphic elements available in the contest website and submit it!

Anyone registering on the site can vote. Have fun looking at all the entries and the comments posted about each entry. Vote and post your own comments too! The winners win cash and product prizes and will grace the walls of all Solo stores in the next campaign shoot. Contest starts August 22 until November 15. Join now and tell you friends about it!

Win Joey Ayala CDs

Whenever I hear the name Joey Ayala, the first thing that comes to my mind is his sentimental song "Walang Hanggang Paalam."

The title itself wanna make you listen to it and already draws emotion. What more if you did play it in your MP3 playsers... baka maiyak ka :-)

Here's my favorite line from the song which is actually the chorus part:

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Ang pagibig natin ay
walang hanggang paalam
at habang magkalayo
papalapit pa rin ang puso
kahit na magkahiwalay
tayo ay magkasama
sa magkabilang dulo ng mundo

The words are strong and sincere. Nakakadala ng emosyon lalo na kung nasa rally ka sa mendiola :-)

Incidentally, is giving away 3 Joey Ayala CDs. All you need to do is to (1) Leave a comment that answers this question, “What is your favorite Joey Ayala song?“ and (2) Follow the blog in NetworkedBlogs.

The other good news is every month, a featured prize will be given away until December 2010.