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SHOW FOR A CAUSE: SYZYGY MUSIC FESTIVAL PROVIDES AID FOR THE NEEDY

SHOW FOR A CAUSE: SYZYGY MUSIC FESTIVAL PROVIDES AID FOR THE NEEDY

Last weekend’s successful concert has brought relief to the beneficiaries of the Syzygy Music Festival held at Gaisano City Capital in Iloilo City.

The proceeds of the said music festival provided wheelchairs, walkers and crutches to the chosen recipients headed by the Lions Club in Iloilo.

This remarkable event wouldn’t be possible without the support that came from the young mob who attended the Syzygy Music Festival. Those who attended the concert not only had fun but also contributed to the humanitarian help extended to the most needy.

Are you one of the concert’s thousands of attendees? Take a look at some of the faces you’ve brought happiness to.

One of its organizers, Mr. John Alba, has extended his heartfelt gratitude to everyone who participated on the event. On Syzygy’s social channel, Mr. Alba said:

Wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and other humanitarian help. Thank you for helping us help others. It brings a tear to my eye to see the good that we can do if we just forget our differences, come together, UNITE and save those who really need our help. Thank you so much Iloilo City for helping us make this a reality. Extra special thanks to our Bosses Dr. Robert Sy, Lion Governor Marissa Sy, Lion Governor Eden Anthony Tan & Lion Evelyn Tan; without the support of our Lion leaders, this would never have been possible. Special thanks also to our partner Bombo Radyo who helped us distribute the supplies.

We love you Iloilo.

-Admin John

Famous bands such as Parokya ni Edgar and Spongecola graced the event together with other music personalities like Ron Poe, DJ Callum David and Victor Pring. The enjoyment of concert-goers are truly evident during the event but what is even more amazing is how the music festival was handled-superbly organized!

More importantly, the entire city lead by the youth, has shown great efforts to make everything possible for a good cause.

Indeed, Iloilo City is a gem of the south; truly one noble city with a class act of people.

Posted by Clarisse Javier in Articles, Blog, Entertainment
Thinking Twice About Going to a Music Festival?

Thinking Twice About Going to a Music Festival?

PeN Team in the Philippines will be going to a Music Festival in Iloilo. Have you heard of Syzgy Music Festival? That’s it! We are going to vlog and possibly interview some of your favorite local artists. If you are going there, we hope to meet you!

See you PeN Pals!

Am I excited?

Yes. But aside from that, I’m actually pretty nervous. This mom, at 28, will be going to her FIRST music festival. When I heard that I will be flying to witness this, the first thought I had was, ‘What am I going to wear?’. You know, I already gave away my ripped shorts, jeans, and cropped tops in exchange for dresses which I feel more appropriate at my age. I should have saved few pieces!

But what the heck! I’m going there to appreciate the music, not to flaunt my style.

Is that only it? Just the music?

Hell NO!

I’ve been doing some quick research why it is good for you to attend Music Festival. Yes, I am that crazy for still finding enough reason why I should travel island to island. I found out it’s not just about music, it’s actually deeper than that.

It’s UNITY through NOTES

Music alone can define our mood. Now, couple it with a crowd that has full of energy and optimism, and that’s the perfect formula for feeling great again. Strangers will sing together, will dance together, and will enjoy each beat. The harmony created by people from different walks of life is a feast not only to the ears and eyes but also for the heart.

So yes, I’ll go there with whatever I have in my closet and just embrace every single second of the music festival.

At PeN, we are an advocate of unity. Thus, we make our app available not just to people with a strong internet connection, but we make it usable to those with limited access. Download the app now.

 

 

Posted by Berniz Isla in Blog, Entertainment, Pop Culture
Filipino Star MAINE MENDOZA Continues to Shine!

Filipino Star MAINE MENDOZA Continues to Shine!

Her latest magazine cover is giving everyone a hard time.

She looks so good in every shot that they can’t choose the best photo to use!

It’s been 2 years since ‘Tamang Panahon’ shook the entire world but our main girl keeps on proving everyone wrong!

Maine Mendoza continues to slay! Start calling the bookstores near you to reserve the most anticipated copy of Preview Magazine’s upcoming edition.

We all know that Alden Richard’s leading lady has a huge following globally especially in the Middle East where our PeN Pals would definitely love to see more of her!

For Preview Magazine’s December-January edition in the Philippines, Ms. Maine will grace the cover looking like a fierce queen.

Preview Magazine is probably having a hard time deciding on the best photo to use for their upcoming cover that’s why they are letting the people decide!

Take a look at the shots they were having a hard time choosing from!

First: Close-up? This is lovely, isn’t?!

Second: Fierce? Sweet? Maine Mendoza is everything!

Third: Mysterious? Regal? No wonder her beau is crazy about her!

Ms. Mendoza was born and raised in the Philippines. It only took one day to change her life. It was one fateful day in August 2015 that catapulted her and Alden Richards (her boyfriend now) to super stardom.

It took a leap of faith to make fame happen to her but it was really her character that made her stand out. She really is a super star by being a good role model to her followers.

Love seeing more of her on PeN? Let us know!

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Posted by Clarisse Javier in Articles, Blog, Entertainment, Fashion, Events and Lifestyle
Attending the SYZYGY Music Festival? Know how you Can Win a 5-STAR HOTEL STAY OR a NINTENDO SWITCH!

Attending the SYZYGY Music Festival? Know how you Can Win a 5-STAR HOTEL STAY OR a NINTENDO SWITCH!

FLASH YOUR BEST SMILE WITH YOUR BARKADA AND TAG US WITH A HASHTAG #mysquadgoals!

Win a NINTENDO Switch

OR

a stay at your chosen 5-STAR HOTEL!

Follow these steps:

  1. Simply download the app at www.penchat.net.

  2. Post a picture in your PeN timeline.
  3. Use the hashtag #mysquadgoals on your photos. Photos uploaded only that weekend (November 24-26, 2017) will be counted!
  4. The PeN user who has the most number of posts will WIN! The winner will be contacted online through the PeN app on or before December 31, 2017.

Whoever posted the photo will get the prize!

What are you waiting for? Join in the fun!

Keep using the app to redeem your points to Amazon Gift Cheque!

It’s always fun at PeN!

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Posted by Clarisse Javier in Articles, Blog, Entertainment, JOIN OUR PROMOS
Scared of Online Shopping? Here Are The Things To Consider

Scared of Online Shopping? Here Are The Things To Consider

Online Shopping can be great if you know how to do it properly. You see, there are people who are not used to it and they become victims of online criminals. Here is a quick guide on how to do it.

Only transact with credible websites

Do a little bit of research before you do your online shopping. It’s easy to find and identify scams. Try to avoid websites that offer too good to be true prices. Here in the Philippines, we use Lazada and Zalora. They offer good deals and they have excellent customer service. What are you using in your country? 

Limit what you provide online

In my case, I look for online shopping websites where they allow ‘cash-on-delivery’. This will allow me NOT to provide my credit card details. If in case you really need to provide it, go back to our tip number 1. Check if the website is credible. Also, see if the website starts with HTTPS://  and not with HTTP:// . The former means that the website is secured.

Regularly check your card statements

Do not wait for your copy of credit card statements. Have the initiative to check it from time to time. If you believe there are transactions which you did not make, call up the bank and block the card immediately.

Come up with unique passwords

Stop using your birthday and always go for unusual passwords. Also, I’ve seen a Facebook post asking you to comment your mother’s maiden name. DO NOT JOIN THE BANDWAGON even if they say that you are just being proud of your mom. Chances are, online criminals are already trying to steal your personal information.

Always use your personal computer

As much as you can, do not open your email or do transactions in computer shops. You don’t know how safe their connection or computers are. Just to be safe, transact using your own computer and do it privately.

 

With PeN, we always ensure safety and security. We are on our way for m-commerce and we assure you that it is safe and sound to transact within our app. Download now and get promos and credits. 

 

Posted by Berniz Isla in Blog, Business, Entertainment, Fashion, Events and Lifestyle, Pop Culture
MOST BEAUTIFUL FACES ON EARTH – 2017

MOST BEAUTIFUL FACES ON EARTH – 2017

There are a lot of beautiful faces around the globe, but only few can turn heads. Here is a quick list of the faces that captured the hearts of millions. If you think someone should be included in the list, please comment.

You can build a fan-based community in PeN and get to know people with same interests.

Posted by Berniz Isla in Blog, Entertainment, Pop Culture
CAN YOU SPOT THE GHOST CAUGHT LIVE ON A CRICKET MATCH?

CAN YOU SPOT THE GHOST CAUGHT LIVE ON A CRICKET MATCH?

Do you believe in ghosts?

The video was taken during a Pakistan vs Bangladesh in Abu Dhabi Stadium.

Do you think it’s real or just a fancy camera trick?

Let us know by leaving a comment below.

(Win $1500 by simply sumbiting a video to PeN! See full mechanics here. (http://www.penchat.net/…/pen-reel-stories-global-video-con…/)


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Posted by Clarisse Javier in Articles, Blog, Entertainment, JOIN OUR PROMOS
THE BIRTH OF XANDER FORD : IS THE SOCIETY PUSHING US TO GO UNDER THE KNIFE?

THE BIRTH OF XANDER FORD : IS THE SOCIETY PUSHING US TO GO UNDER THE KNIFE?

Philippines – A couple of years ago, a young boy went viral because of his looks. This boy is no other than Marlou Arizala. Sadly, he was ridiculed for his appearance. Just recently, he made the news once again after undergoing multiple treatments and surgeries. He named himself Xander Ford and you cannot trace back the old Marlou.

Some people are delighted. Some are still bashing him that he should have accepted his looks and that he has gone overboard. But don’t you realize, it is the society who pushed him to change himself. I am not against plastic surgery. What I am not in favor of are the inappropriate comments that other people throw at Xander Ford.

You didn’t want him when his face was not at par with your standards. Now that he can pass as a matinee idol, you are still not happy about it. It seems that we do not run out of harsh words.

He changed his face, but maybe we should change our attitude. Unfortunately, there’s no medical procedure for that.

 

Posted by Berniz Isla in Blog, Entertainment, Pop Culture
FRENCH SINGER, BARBARA WELDENS DIES MID – PERFORMANCE

FRENCH SINGER, BARBARA WELDENS DIES MID – PERFORMANCE

French singer, Barbara Weldens died while performing her song on stage.

According to reports, she might have died due to cardiac arrest. The authorities are now looking at the electrical equipment that might have electrocuted the singer. She was doing a performance at a church in the village of Gourdon when the unfortunate end happened.

Weldens released her first album just this year and already received numerous awards for it.

She was 35 years old.

Indeed this is a sad day for the global music industry.

Posted by Berniz Isla in Blog, Entertainment, News and Current Affairs, Pop Culture
MANNY PACQUIAO: THE REAL CHAMPION FOR MODERN DAY FILIPINO HEROES

MANNY PACQUIAO: THE REAL CHAMPION FOR MODERN DAY FILIPINO HEROES

 

 

Senator Emmnauel “Manny” Pacquiao has defied all odds. He is the ultimate life goal to most hardworking Filipinos. He started from the bottom with a noble job as a construction worker and never stopped dreaming since then, just like many Filipinos who would do everything to experience a more comfortable life. Hence, other Filipinos have sought refuge in more developed countries leaving their loved ones behind.

 

Fresh from his defeat with Australian boxer Jeff Horn in the Battle of Brisbane, being a celebrated champion boxer with a big heart that he is, Manny Pacquiao has proved himself enough that even if he just lost from a critical fight, he can still get praises and love from his fans and constituents. He embodies all the hard-working Filipinos, most especially OFWs, who will do everything for their families and be their country’s pride.

 

Senator Pacquiao has made efforts to support OFWs all over the globe.  As a public servant, he made sure that he is doing something for his fellow ‘kababayans’ away from home. Here are some of the efforts he’s done that benefits every Overseas Filipino Worker:

 

  1. HANDBOOK FOR OFWs ACT OF 2016

Senator Manny Pacquiao is pushing the Senate Bill 192 or the HANDBOOK FOR OFWs ACT OF 2016 to be passed benefitting every OFW anywhere in the world. Having this would be advantageous for them which aims to empower OFWs with knowledge about their rights and responsibilities. The handbook will also tackle pre-employment briefing and seminars conducted by migrant worker agencies, information about their labor and living conditions in their country of choice. This handbook will also include the benefits as well as the drawbacks of working in a different country.

This bill will mandate the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration or POEA to have the handbook be distributed to each OFW and is planned to be printed in different translations which are English, Bisaya and Ilocano.

Source: www.jbsolis.com

 

 2. He wants to help all the OFWs with legal cases abroad.

He’s asked all related government agencies to attend a hearing that would ensure a full government support to each OFW under legal distress. Senator Pacquiao aims to catalog all pending legal cases involving OFWs and make sure that their cases are properly addressed and duly supported.

This initiative was inspired by the case of Mary Jane Veloso who was almost sentenced to death in Indonesia.

Source: www.inquirer.net

 

3. He did his best to be the Chairman on OFW Affairs.

Although he didn’t succeed due to lack of experience and poor attendance in Congress, the thought of doing everything to assist the OFWs in general is something that truly warms the heart. He wanted to maximize assistance and make sure that each OFW will be taken care of in a way that equals their efforts while abroad.

 

Truly an inspiration, Senator Manny Pacquiao levels up the true essence of being a Filipino Pride! Congratulations, you will always be the people’s champ!

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Clarisse Javier in Articles, Blog, Entertainment, Global Expats, News and Current Affairs, Pop Culture, Sports