Sunday, September 17, 2017

Dick Wolf Expands Law & Order Franchise with “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” on Sony Channel

PHILIPPINES (September 17, 2017) – From executive producer Dick Wolf comes the first installment of a series of true crimes that shocked America in the anthology series Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, which premieres on Sony Channel this September.
The true crime series is an in-depth dramatization of the notorious murder case of brothers Lyle Menendez (Gaston Villanueva) and Erik Menendez (Gus Halper) for the 1989 brutal killing of their parents at their Beverly Hills mansion.
Emmy and Golden Globe winner Edie Falco stars as defense attorney Leslie Abramson, who defended the Menendez brothers in the court case that became a national sensation.
From the players involved to the media hype that ensued, the eight-part series presents in detail the crime and the protracted trials that followed which ended in the 1996 conviction of the infamous brothers on two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders premieres on September 27, every Wednesday at 8:50pm, within 12 hours of the U.S. telecast. First & Exclusive on Sony Channel.

Sony Channel is available on SKYCable Channel 35, Destiny Cable Channel 62, Cignal Channel 120, G Sat Channel 48, and Cablelink Channel 39.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Philippine Daily Inquirer Features Transportify Philippines

On September 10, Philippine Daily Inquirer’s online news website published a business article featuring Transportify Philippines.

In the article titled Transportify aims to make life easier for SMEs, the locally-renowned publication and news website discussed how the on-demand delivery service provider contributed to the growth of small-to-medium entrepreneurs (SMEs). Transportify’s Head for Sales and Marketing Noel Abelardo and Head of Operations Paulo Bengson were also interviewed for this article.

The article introduced Transportify as a logistics support app that first started in Thailand back in 2015 under the name Deliveree. There was even a brief description on how Transportify Philippines’ web and mobile app works. It also mentioned some of the vehicle model options available such as Sedan, Hatchback, MPV/SUV, L300, and 4 and 6-wheeler trucks, including the price range and extra services.

The article went on how Transportify Philippines helped SMEs with effective logistics management, making Transportify a very reliable third-party logistics (3PL) partner. Abelardo and Bengson then “realized the relevance of their services to micro, small and medium enterprises.”

A story about one Transportify customer was even cited:

“[The client] spent most of his time managing his deliveries instead of growing his business. The driver he employed wasn’t really a logistics delivery driver. Because his clients were mostly restaurants, he needed to receive certain documents, receipts, payables, and the driver, no matter how many times he was trained, couldn’t really get it. So what our client used to do was to drive his own car ahead of his driver, so the latter could follow,” Abelardo says. “When we came in, it was a blessing for him.”

Because of the number of benefits SMEs gain from making Transportify their 3PL partner, larger enterprises are now using the Transportify app.

With its market stemming from individual personal senders, to SMEs, and to larger enterprises, Transportify has clearly grown during its establishment in the Philippines. Now, Abelardo and Bengson said that they are planning to add more features to the app to further revolutionize delivery services in the country. Furthermore, there are also plans to expand throughout Southeast Asia where logistics needs are high.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Nextbook Flexx 9: A Hybrid That Is Suitable For A Small Budget

Manila, Philippines -- If you are fond of online shopping and you are looking for a hybrid laptop, Lazada is the place to be. There is a lot of selection, and one of them is the international brand called -- Nextbook. The Nextbook Flexx 9 is an 8.9 inch hybrid that can become a tablet or a netbook. 

Laptop makers seem to be setting new records regularly for how affordable Windows 10 laptops can be, and now you can get a 2-in-1 tablet-plus-keyboard for less than the cost of a nice microwave. E Fun's Nextbook Flexx 2-in-1 combines an 8.9-inch detachable display, an Intel Atom processor and Windows 10 for a budget-friendly price of 5,499 PHP. 

This little transformer caught my attention when I was browsing thru Lazada, and end up buying it. The delivery was fast and there was no doubt that the Flexx 9 is stunning. The blue (also available in matt-black or purple) Nextbook Flexx 9 can fit just about anywhere, from messenger-bag flaps to large purses, and even some interior jacket pockets. E Fun gave the Flexx 9 a solid build quality and a very tight hinge, both of which make the hybrid feel more durable than its price suggests.

With an Intel Atom Z3735G processor and 1GB of RAM, the Nextbook Flexx 9 delivered a good performance specially if you will just going to use it for work or presentation. The hybrid performed well on Google Chrome tabs open, which gives multitasking an outright performance. A long pause always accompanied a move between tabs occur sometimes, with some tabs having to reload completely (likely due to the Flexx 9's memory having flushed that information), but its mainly not happening most of the time.

As for the Flexx 9's endurance, it performs well, just like any other office netbooks. The system lasted just 5 hours and 45 minutes based on my experience, which involves continuous Web surfing over Wi-Fi on 100 nits of screen brightness. But if you activate the battery saver, I must say that it can last longer. Overall, my experience with it is all well and good, and now it is my prime weapon of choice when I do my Social Media Management and Email Support at home. 

Expect More of the Unexpected in the New Season of “How to Get Away With Murder” on Sony Channel

PHILIPPINES (September 12, 2017) – If you think you’ve seen the most shocking twists and turns  in the past three seasons, think again for Annalise Keating (Viola David) comes back to surprise you in the returning season of How to Get Away With Murder which premieres this September on Sony Channel.

Season four focuses more on the lives of Annalise’s students – Laurel (Karla Souza) likely to leave the group after finding out what her powerful father is capable of doing, Oliver (Conrad Ricamora) and Connor (Jack Falahee) planning to elope because of what they’ve been through, and Michaela (Aja Naomi King) and Asher (Matt McGorry) may decide to go on their own and separate from the group.
The new season also reveals the truth about Wes’ (Alfred Enoch) murder and the motives behind it as Laurel seeks out vengeance to find out his killer.
But as the group struggles to move on with their lives following Wes’ death, their past continues to haunt them. Relationships will be fractured, secrets and lies will spin out of control, and a shocking, new mystery will turn their entire lives upside down once again.
How to Get Away With Murder Season 4 premieres September 22, every Friday at 8:50 pm, within 12 hours of the U. S. telecast. First & Exclusive on Sony Channel.

Sony Channel is available on SKYCable Channel 35, Destiny Cable Channel 62, Cignal Channel 120, G Sat Channel 48, and Cablelink Channel 39.

Monday, September 11, 2017

AXN Announces World Premiere Date for Asia’s Got Talent Season 2: October 12, 2017

PHILIPPINES (September 11, 2017) - AXN announced today that the premiere date of the highly anticipated return of Asia’s Got Talent is slated for Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 8:30pm.

The hit-rated series, which broke regional pay-TV ratings records in 2015, will burst onto screens across Asia, featuring over 165 dynamic acts representing 15 countries.

“The region’s favorite entertainment series is back and it’s more mesmerizing, dazzling, spell-binding, and funnier than ever before. The first season of Asia’s Got Talent inspired a whole new generation of performers to audition this year and take a shot at their dreams. As a result, AXN viewers can expect a powerful season in both the quality of the acts, as well as the storytelling that supports them,” said Virginia Lim, Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Production and Marketing, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia.

As the world’s biggest talent contest, Asia’s Got Talent invites acts of any age and with any dream to compete for a USD100,000 grand prize. The new season will play host to a myriad of acts spanning multiple genres including magic, dancing, singing, instrumental, martial and visual arts and some more unusual acts that are too tricky to define.

The judges, 16-time Grammy-award winner and music producer David Foster; internationally acclaimed singing sensation Anggun and newcomer to the series, multi-platinum recording artist Jay Park, are in the hot seat to determine who goes through to the next round in the first five episodes, but it’s the audience – the ‘fourth judge’ – who will vote in the semi-final episodes to determine the ultimate winner.

Adding color commentary to the series are the dynamic new hosts Alan Wong and Justin Bratton who are the contestants’ cheerleaders from side stage.

“Every act that we meet has a story and a dream. We feel privileged to be supporting the region’s most outstanding performers as the hosts of Asia’s Got Talent,” said Alan.

Justin added, “AXN viewers will be blown away by the caliber of the acts this season. There is so much personality and energy, it’s a true reflection of the cultural diversity of our region.”
Asia’s Got Talent is the 67th adaptation of the Guinness-World-Record-breaking hit “Got Talent” format, which was created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and is co-produced by FremantleMedia. The “Got Talent” format is officially the most successful reality TV format in history and currently airs in 186 countries.

Asia’s Got Talent is supported by presenting sponsor Traveloka, the leading travel booking app for all flight and hotel needs; and sponsoring partner Great Eastern Life, the market leader in the conventional life insurance business and the largest life insurer in Malaysia by asset size.

Marina Bay Sands, Asia’s leading business, leisure and entertainment destination, is the official venue partner of Asia’s Got Talent.