Thursday, March 15, 2018

Aspiring Filipino Interior Designers Vie to be Next Design Superstar in The Apartment: Passion for Design on Sony Channel

MANILA (March 15, 2018) – Aspiring Filipino designers are vying to become Asia’s next interior design superstar in The Apartment: Passion for Design, which returns to Sony Channel starting March 22 at 9pm.

For the first time, there are three Filipino contestants in one season who are all out to show off their design prowess in the biggest design reality series in Asia. Fil-Kiwi model and beauty queen Stephanie Dods, interior decorator Jesy Cruz, and interior designer Eugene del Rosario are determined to provide stiff competition to nine other talented contestants from various backgrounds for the chance to win the biggest prize in the series’ history - the deed to a luxurious UMLand apartment at D’Lagoon, located in Iskandar, Malaysia.

The three are also making a bid to be the next Filipino to win the prestigious competition, after Cebu-based interior designer-best friends Deankie Latonio and Tiara Sison won the third edition in 2013. Like the winning pair, they believe that The Apartment will be a stepping stone for them to showcase their innovative talent in interior design and make a name for themselves in the industry.

“Filipinos are renowned for their exceptional talent and tend to do really well in reality series where their creativity and survival skills are put to the test under high pressure situations. The Amazing Race Asia and Asia’s Got Talent on AXN are two wonderful examples of Filipinos making the country proud. Now with The Apartment: Passion for Design on Sony Channel, the Philippines will show that the country can also excel in interior design,” said Armi Malaluan, Director and Business Head of Sony Television Networks, Asia.

This season, Filipino interior designer and media personality Cat Arambulo joins The Apartment as one of two new judges, together with Tyler Wisler, one of New York’s most influential and dynamic designers. International superstar Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is the principal judge, while award-winning designer and author Jamie Durie returns as host and mentor.

The Apartment: Passion for Design premieres on March 22, Thursday at 9pm on Sony Channel and is presented by Dulux and supported by UMLand.

The Apartment: Passion for Design is a Sony Channel Original Series created and produced by Imagine Group Entertainment, the leading entertainment production company in Asia

For more information, visit or @TheApartmentTV on Facebook and Twitter.

Sony Channel is available on Cablelink Channel 39, Cignal Channel 120, Destiny Cable Channel 35, G Sat Channel 48, and SKYCable Channel 35.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

American Idol Set to Return to Asia First on Sony Channel March 12 Express from the US

PHILIPPINES (March 10, 2018) - American Idol, the iconic, genre-defining music reality series, returns to Asia at its new home on Sony Channel on Monday, March 12. Featuring superstar judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, the season will take viewers on a mesmerizing musical journey to discover America’s next singing sensation. Emmy award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest will return as the host of the renowned series.

“American Idol is a series that truly revolutionized the TV landscape and pioneered the music competition genre. The sizzling new series makes its home on Sony Channel for the first time and is sure to captivate audiences across the region with its breadth of talent, musical variety and witty banter, courtesy of the three dynamic judges,” said Virginia Lim, Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Production and Marketing, Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia. 

The nationwide search for the next superstar kicked off in August 2017, as the American Idol Bus travelled across the U.S.A covering 23 cities. Auditioning was made easier than ever as hopefuls also had the opportunity to submit audition videos online, as well as via select social platforms using an official tag #TheNextIdol, cultivating over 300,000 posts. Also, for the first time in American Idol history, hopefuls could audition through a live stream platform.

American Idol premieres on Sony Channel within 12-hours of its U.S. telecast on Monday, March 12 at 6:00pm. American Idol airs every Monday and Tuesday at 6.00pm, with same night encore at 9.45pm.

American Idol is produced by FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group. Executive producers include FremantleMedia North America’s Trish Kinane and Jennifer Mullin, along with co-executive Megan Wolflick.

Sony Channel is available on Cablelink Channel 39, Cignal Channel 120, Destiny Cable Channel 35, G Sat Channel 48, and SKYCable Channel 35.

Friday, March 9, 2018

It’s a Galileorrific Summer at the Galileo Summer Camp 2018!

Summer is fast approaching. Students are starting to anticipate their summer vacation -- which means freedom from homework, quizzes, and long tests. However, we all know the all too familiar story: after a week of playing games and watching television, they will be complaining that they are bored. Parents are also not too keen on letting the television and gadgets babysit their kids during the two-month break so as early as now, they are already on the look out for summer programs that will keep their students occupied, without sacrificing any learning opportunities.

In comes Galileo Enrichment Learning Program, which has been providing students with fun learning experiences all year round. Besides the regular enrichment programs in English, Math, and Singapore Math, Galileo also has summer programs that teaches important life skills. Galileo understands that the world is rapidly changing and students should be equipped with certain skills that are not usually taught inside the classroom.

Their Summer Camps are as follows:

The Summer Learning Camp: Zoofari is a program for young learners aged 2 to 4. Through themed modules of plants and animals, students will develop his/her fine motor skills, musicality, and creativity, while learning basic numeracy and literacy skills.

# of sessions
15 sessions per module
Module A
April 9-27, 2018 (Animals)
Module B
May 7-25, 2018 (Plants)
P 600 Registration Fee
P 3,000 1 Module
P 5,500 2 Modules

Kiddie Cooking Camp: Cooking with Numbers is a cooking and baking program for students aged 5 to 11 years old. Kids will develop their love for culinary arts and gain confidence in the kitchen while learning about different dishes from different countries around the world.

# of sessions
5 sessions
Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4
Module 5
Sweet Snack (England)
Appetizer (Italy)
Breakfast (France)
Healthy Appetizer (Vietnam)
Healthy Lunch Box (Japan)
P 5000
Money Smart Camp is a basic financial literacy and junior entrepreneur program for students aged 8 to 12 years old. Awareness and responsibility towards money should be taught at a young age

# of sessions
8 sessions per module
Module A
April 9-27, 2018 (Money Matters for Kids)
Module B
May 7-25, 2018 (Junior Entrepreneurs)
P 1,800
And lastly, now on it’s 5th year, the Digital Summer Camp touches on the technology side of learning. This program is in cooperation with Power Mac Center and is for students aged 9 to 14. This coding and STEM program teaches students innovation, creativity, and critical thinking through the use of digital tools and state of the art Apple devices.

# of sessions
5 sessions
Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4
Module 5
Robotics and Programming
Game Design and Development
3D Architecture
Jr. Electronics
P 5,500

These programs are offered in select centers nationwide from April to May 2018. For more information and availability of slots, contact the Galileo Head Office at (02) 845-1234 or send an email to

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Transportify Business Program Benefits

Transportify Philippines is always more than just your average logistics service provider. Not only are our services reliable, affordable, and very accessible through the Transportify delivery mobile app, but we also offer Transportify Business Program to assist small-to-medium entrepreneurs in need of third-party logistics delivery in the Philippines. Because Transportify always tries to do more, our Business Program does not only provide logistics assistance, but also offers additional benefits.

Easy enrollment

Right up front, clients will experience the first Transportify Business Program benefit: a super easy, superfast, and super convenient enrollment. Without a need for enrollment fee and personal interviews, small-to-medium entrepreneurs can enroll their businesses under the Transportify Business Program.

Daily live customer support

We know that business owners are busy bees all throughout the week, and that is why we offer live customer support even on weekends. Transportify’s live customer support will be open for business clients from 6 AM to 10 PM daily.

Pre-pay and post-pay choices

Do you prefer pre-pay over post-pay, or post-pay over pre-pay? No worries! Transportify Business Program clients who want to monitor their monthly spending can choose the pre-payment method and those who like to manage their cash flow can choose the post-payment method.

COD and POD services

Because Transportify Business Program is especially designed for deliveries involving business transactions, our program offers Cash on Delivery (COD) and Proof of Delivery (POD) documents and services.

Warranty policy

Feel worry-free! Our Business Program guarantees that any item that got lost, damaged, or stolen during pickup, transportation, and delivery during a Transportify booking is subject to our Warranty Policy.

Business-trained drivers

Transportify delivery driver partners assigned to Business Program clients are trained to handle COD and POD services. You can also select which driver partner you prefer delivering your products.

Referral bonus

Know somebody who needs Transportify’s third-party logistics services? Our enrolled Business Program clients can refer another business to us! Moreover, clients can and get a big referral bonus after the referred customer’s tenth completed booking.

Extended coverage area

Select up to 10 drop-off destinations! Transportify Business Program clients may select up to 10 drop-off destinations per bookings and enjoy extended coverage area privileges.

Would you like to learn more? Feel free to contact our customer service representative for more information about our Transportify Business Program. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Make Way for a Whole New Adventure with fantasy-comedy Hina Logic – from Luck & Logic

Philippines, 07 March
2018 – A whole new adventure awaits anime fans this March when the action fantasy Hina Logic – from Luck & Logic debuts on Animax. 

Hina Logic – from Luck & Logic On a spring day when the cherry blossoms have started to fall, the na├»ve princess of a small country, Lion begins her days at a school in Hokkaido. The school houses a special facility run by ALCA that trains Logicalists who protect the peace of the world. Lion has a lot of unique classmates in Class 1-S, including Nina, a Logicalist. This is the story of the energetic and adorable days the Logicalists-in-training spend together. It’s time to Trance! 

Hina Logic – from Luck & Logic premieres March 27, Mondays & Tuesdays at 8PM, with double episodes, first and exclusively on Animax. 

Animax is available on SKYCable Channel 46, Cignal Channel 73, Destiny Digital Channel 46 and G Sat Channel 24.