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Monday, December 10, 2012

Win Php10,000 shopping spree for your neighbor

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UPDATE (01/08/13): The winners as published in the Dec. 30, 2012 issue of the Philippine Star (page 8) are Herbert Alincastre, Joan Delos Reyes, Leah Manansala, Edita Young, Liza Francisco, Marydale Manzanero and Ramon Bertol. Congrats to all the winners!

UPDATE (12/10/12): For those who are encountering difficulties sending their entries via, you may opt to send your emails through or and kindly indicate that the email posted in their print ads regarding the Santa For Someone promo is not working.  Will continue to monitor Philippine Star if they will change the email indicated in their announcements. Good luck to everyone!

"Oh, who are the people in your neighborhood?
In your neighborhood?
In your neighborhood?
Say, who are the people in your neighborhood?
The people that you meet each day"

Remember this song? Well if your a kid growing in the 80's, you can easily sing along with this tune. If not, you can ask someone 10 years older than you to teach you this kiddie rhyme.

Neighbors, to many people, can be considered a family living in the house next door. Some have been part of our lives while others maybe a little annoying sometimes but you can't deny the fact that life will never be the same without them.

Now here's a great idea from The Philippine Star and Robinsons: How would you like to win a P10,000 shopping spree for your neighbors this Christmas. Sounds interesting?  Just follow the bouncing ball, err... the simple instructions and you might have a merry holiday celebration in the neighborhood in a few weeks time.

Simple complete the statement below and submit along with your and your chosen neighbor's contact details to on or before December 16, 2012...

"This Christmas, I want to surprise (FAMILY) because (STATE REASON) from our home to theirs. We would like to give (Choose from the list)":

 Php 10,000 shopping spree package from:
1. Robinsons Supermarket
2. Robinsons Department Store
3. Handyman
4. Dorothy Perkins

Php 5,000 shopping spree package from:
1. Saizen
2. Storage World

In case you win, you should make yourself and the winning neighbor available on December 19 and should agree to consume half of the amount on the said date. A special supplement about the winners will be published in The Philippine Star on December 30, 2012. Now that's an added bonus.

To date, three (3) readers of this blog have won in this Robinsons-Philippine Star tie up promotions in the past two years. We hope you'll be the next to win and please share your story in case you did!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Watch Pacquiao - Marquez 4 at SM Cinemas

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao being the first eight-division world champion while Juan Manuel Marquez III, on the other hand, is the greatest Mexican boxers of all-time for many analysts. He is the current WBO light-welterweight champion and has won seven world titles in four different boxing weight classes.

The first fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, who at that time held both the WBA and IBF Featherweight titles, happened way back in 2004 at the MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas. Pacquiao knocked Márquez down three times in the first round, but the battle went the distance, the pair couldn't be separated by the judges and the fight ended in a draw after 12 rounds. The decision sparked controversy, which outraged both camps. 

On March 15, 2008, a rematch called “Unfinished Business” was held at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Pacquiao won via split decision which earned him  the WBC Super Featherweight and The Ring Super Featherweight titles, making him the first Filipino and Asian to become a four-division world champion, a fighter who won world titles in four different weight divisions.  “It was a very hard-fought fight and much more exciting than the first one," Marquez said.

Like the previous match, the decision of the judges spurred a 3rd bout which was held on November 12, 2011 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao won the fight via majority decision. Pacquiao’s victory was also controversial one.

Now it's time to shed doubt over who the best fighter is as both boxers are aiming for knockout. On December 9, the 4th fight will be held in Mexico City. Be one of the first to watch a fight that would most probably bring a closure to one of the greatest boxing rivalries in history! 

Catch the 4th Pacquiao-Marquez fight live via satellite in any SM Cinema branch at 9:00am on December 9, 2012. For those who will buy their tickets on or before December 8, lucky fans can avail of a great deal with hotdog sandwich, bottled water or juice and a FREE limited edition Pacquiao-Marquez 4 Shirt. Just add P200 pesos to get those goodies.

And for the fans of Mapanghingi ka ba?, how would you like to win a pair of tickets to the Pacquiao-Marquez 4 match? Just follow the simple instruction below to get a chance to witness the bout for FREE:

1. Like the Mapanghingi ka ba? and SM Cinema fan pages

2. Share this PROMO IMAGE on your Facebook wall along with this status: "I want to watch the Pacquiao- Marquez 4 live via Satellite at @SM Cinema (SM Mall of your choice) with (name of your friend) courtesy of @Mapanghingi ka ba?"

3. Make sure that SM Cinema, Mapanghingi ka ba? and a friend are tagged in your post in order to have a valid entry.

4. The winner will be announced on December 7 (5:00 pm).

What are you waiting for? Let's get ready to rumble!