Thursday, March 27, 2014

1st Muntinlupa Student Film Festival Awards

Last March 24, 2014, the Muntinlupa Student Film Festival awarding ceremony was held at the SM-Muntinlupa activity center. The said activity culminates the month-long filmmaking feats in which Muntinlupa students eagerly participated in as it is the first one to be conducted in the city.

This college competition aimed at creating documentary films with moral values that will help the City Government of Muntinlupa in promoting “Yan ang Tama! Yan ang Muntinlupa!” social change campaign. Muntinlupa Student Film Makers ingenuity, skills and talents were showcased in the documentary films that centered on the theme inspiring Muntinlupe├▒os to believe in the common good and Muntinlupa achievements that make them proud of the city.

It can be recalled Filmmaking Symposium and Seminar was earlier conducted on February 1 to prepare and orient students about filmmaking in time for the March 5 entry submission deadline that would follow. The art of developmental journalism, creative writing, and the process of film production were discussed in detail.

Film entries that were shortlisted during the March 7 pre-judging activity were consequently included in the Film Showing event held at SM Muntinlupa Cinema last March 19.

The awarding ceremony were graced by judges were composed of Atty. Alu Dorotan- Executive Director, Metro Manila Film Fest; Mr. Ian Valez- CEO, Overmind and Dr. Michael Sta. Juana. Muntinlupa Mayor Jimmy R. Fresnedi was also there for the Opening Remarks and to show support for this wonderful youth development program. DJ Chicoloco hosted the event.

Highlight of the program was the citation of the following winning entries:


Group Awards:

Music Video of the Year: Yan Ang Muntinlupa (PLMun Film Society)

1st Runner up Music Video of the Year: Pagkakaisang Tunay (Lakewoodian Productions)

Best in technical production and editing: Hibla ng Pag-asa (Lakewoodian Productions)
Best Original Song: Pagkakaisang Tunay (Lakewoodian Productions)

Individual Awards:

Best Song Artist: Ruth Rusuelo (Gets Mo Production) for “Ako Mismo”

Best Song Writer: Alary Anne Olila (PLMun Film Society) for “Yan ang Muntinlupa”

Best Director: John Erbyn Villarino (PLMun Film Society) for “Yan ang Muntinlupa”


Group Awards:

Documentary Film of the Year: Elisa (PLMun Film Society)

1st Runner Up Documentary Film

Best Cinematography: Elisa (PLMun Film Society)

Best in Technical Production and Editing: Pagkakaisang Tunay (Lakewoodian Productions)

Individual Awards:

Best Director: Benedict Cua (PLMun Film Society) for “Elisa”

Best Narrator: Raffy Rodriguez (Gets Mo Production) for “Trapiko”

Best Writer: Camille Sorra (Prisoners Production) for “Babae sa Kalsada”


Mayor Jimmy R. Fresnedi Award for Values: Yan ang Muntinlupa (PLMun Film Society)

Most Shared Trailer or Teaser: CCS Production

Most Liked Poster: Hibla ng Pag-asa (Lakewoodian Productions)

Blockbuster Award: Lakewoodian Productions

It was a grand slam for PLMun Film Society who took home 7 awards. Lakewoodian Productions followed in as a close second with 6 awards.

The exemplary films and documentaries truly emulate well-made productions that promote change from inside out. Though made by amateur youth filmmakers, most of the outcome can rival professionally-produced films with some degree of success.

All winning entries of the 1st Muntinlupa Student Film Festival (MSFF) will form part of the Community Film Showing from March to June 2014.

This successful feat was made possible through the concerted efforts of the City Government of Muntinlupa and its local department, the Youth Affairs and Development Office (YASDO).

Sunday, March 16, 2014

LAZADA PH Wins at the 6th DigitalFilipino Web Awards

The Philippines largest online shopping mall, LAZADA, recently emerged among the victors in the 2014 DigitalFilipino Awards held at the Amphitheater of Ateneo Graduate of School of Business, Rockwell Drive in Makati City.

Lazada, which offers fast and convenient online shopping, won the “Retail Store” category award along with the other thirty-nine (39) website winners was selected based on the criteria of search engine competitiveness, website traffic stickiness, technical performance, and social media engagement.

Now on its 6th year, the DigitalFilipino Web Awards recognized the changes with the way web sites are being perceived now and how it’s valued. As Filipinos primary Internet activity today is to search and interact through social networks, high quality websites filled with relevant content and its attractiveness for social media sharing influences, which websites matter more than the rest.

All winners were given 5-minutes presentation discussing their website covering what they did in 2013, lessons learned, and plans for 2014. Lazada Philippines managing director Ruchi Shah and director of supply chain management Dean Krstevski accepted the prestigious award.

The DigitalFilipino Web Awards started in 2007 as a personal project to get their community members in the DigitalFilipino Club involved in discovering new websites and learning collectively on best practices. The website is also an experiment in terms of measuring brand influence and reach through 3rd party data sources.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Home Loan Free Home promo

The Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB) launched its Home Loan Free Home Promo in an event held at the Asian Institute Management Conference, Makati City last February 28, 2014.

The said real estate housing loan product (with a loan term of 20 years) refers to a promotion wherein a cash back is guaranteed at the end of the term. According to PVB President and CEO Joey Bermudez, the Home Loan Free Home Promo is designed to entice homeowners to take up a housing loan with PVB and avail of the bank’s cash-back guarantee. Home loans mean a lot more than just lower interest and quick processing and this is the reason why PVB came up with its "Home Loan Free Home" promo.

Qualifications for this promo include:
1. Homeowners with existing mortgages of at least twelve (12) months in other banks who are of good standing.
2. New home-buyers including buyers of residential house and lots, townhouses, or condominiums.
3. Homeowners who wish to make major improvements or construction on their existing residential properties

Interest rate is at 8.25% p.a. repricing every 5 years with a loan able amount of up to 80% of the appraised value of collateral property (house and lot, condominium, townhouse) and up to 60% of the appraised value if the collateral property is a vacant lot.

The maximum term of the loan is 20 years provided the borrower is not over 65 years old upon loan maturity and the income requirement of the borrower is at a minimum of Php40,000 per month for single and married with no dependents for every P1M loan.

Application for the housing loan can be done at the Retail Banking Division (RBD) office in Makati City (G/F PVB Head Office – Rufino corner Dela Rosa Sts., Legazpi Village, Makati City) or at any of PVB’s sixty branches nationwide. Loan applicants may also visit the PVB website, click on the PVB Home Loan Free Home ad to be directed to the online application form. Applicants need to fill-out the online form completely, scan and upload/submit the pre-approval requirements. The submitted online application will be emailed directly to RBD for pre-processing. Only completely filled-out online applications will be entertained.

The applicant then submits the pre-approval requirements and pays the non-refundable application fee. Application with complete requirements and paid application fee will undergo process.

Loan approval will take 7-10 days working days for Metro Manila, Bulacan, and CALABARZON. Targeted loan approval outside of these areas, is within 15 days but subject to several factors including accessibility, availability of both credit appraiser and loan applicant, among others.

Successful PVB Home Loans borrowers can avail of a 20-year loan term with the guarantee of a 100% return of the principal loan.

The promo runs from March 1 to May 31, 2014. The borrower agrees to shoulder the application fee, processing fee, notarial fee, MRI & Fire Insurance Premium and Registration & Cancellation fees. Applications must be received within the promo period to be eligible.

For the borrower to receive 100% of hisr principal loan back at the end of 20 years, the following conditions must be met for the entire duration of the term:

• No late or lapsed payment of amortizations and other dues (i.e. Mortgage Redemption Insurance, Fire Insurance premiums, etc.) for the duration of the term.
• No pre-termination of the housing loan.
• No pre-payment of the housing loan.
• Loan is fully paid at the end of the term including all other dues. (i.e. Mortgage Redemption Insurance, Fire Insurance premiums, etc.)
• PVB Savings Account for the monthly amortization must be maintained for the duration of the loan term.

Should the loan applicant fails to meet any of the conditions above, the loan will be treated as a regular housing loan and will be ineligible for the cash-back feature of the promo.

Upon completion of the term, PVB will credit to the applicant's savings account the amount representing his cash back equivalent to the principal loan.

Existing PVB housing loan clients are not qualified. However, existing PVB depositors and customers of non-loan products are eligible for the promo. PVB employees, their agencies and suppliers for the promo, and their respective relatives up to second degree of consanguinity or affinity are not eligible for this promotion.

For complete list of requirements, go to You may also call (02) 857-3800 or (02) 902-1600.

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