Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Animahenasyon 2010 is now accepting entries

The Animation Council of the Philippines, Inc. (ACPI) is calling all budding and professional animators from across the country to participate and submit their animated works to Animahenasyon 2010: 4th Philippine Animation Festival, as it formally opens and accepts entries to this year’s festival. Entry forms may be downloaded from the ACPI web site at <>. The deadline for submission of entries is on September 15.

Animahenasyon 2010 is co-presented by Ateneo de Naga University and will be held in this premier 3D animation school from November 23 to 26 in Naga City, Philippines. Holding the animation festival in Naga is part of ACPI’s thrusts to strengthen the regional animation of the country, and is also part of the Council’s year long 10th anniversary celebration.

In an effort to build an audience, awareness and development of original contents, ACPI puts together its flagship project through an annual animation festival called Animahenasyon that showcases original animated works of both aspiring and professional animators in the country through a competition.

The festival is composed of the professional and the student/amateur divisions that will have different running time categories: 1 to 5 minutes; 6 to 20 minutes, 21 to 60 minutes, and the full-animated feature (more than 60 minutes). There are also categories for music video, title sequence, public information, demo reel, and TV series. There will also be animated works in exhibition (full-length, special citation, and past Animahenasyon winners).

Last year’s grand prize winner of Animahenasyon was Mutya (Muse) by Nelson “Blog” Caliguia, Jr. It is a touching tale of an unlikely friendship between the forest spirits or “anitos” and a one-of-a-kind girl who can see them. It also tackles the timely issue of environmental degradation and the dire consequences of industrialization to the environment. “Mutya” also won the best animated short (6-20 minutes) in the professional division and was awarded the Hero TV’s choice for best capturing the theme “finding the hero within.”

Coming from a family of animators, Blog produced “Mutya” as a tribute for his late mother, Mina, who passed away in 2008. It is also largely based on the original story that his mom wrote. This is the second time that Blog won the grand prize in Animahenasyon. He first received this recognition in the very first Animahenasyon festival in 2007 for his entries “Inday Wanda,” and “Doodle of Doom” that he co-directed with Jason Confessor.

Animahenasyon serves as a venue for Filipino animators to present their world-class ideas, and opens doors of opportunities for them to meet with and be inspired by the finest names in the industry. It also aims to create greater awareness of the Philippine animation industry and its contributions to the global entertainment business, while tapping locally produced content for promotion in animation markets here and abroad.

ACPI's vision is to make Philippines as the prime provider of animation and content creation services to the global marketplace. On the other hand, ACPI's mission is to be the center of excellence for animation and content creation services through building more efficient and effective collaborative business practices that will elevate the country’s economy and culture.

As an organized body, ACPI aims to promote the Filipino talent both locally and internationally. With the cooperation of its members as well as the Philippine government, it is envisioned that the member studios and schools will be considered competitive both creatively and technologically.

ACPI is a non-stock and non-profit organization whose member companies specialize mainly in, but not limited to, 2D, Flash or 3D animation. It aims to promote the animation industry globally with the intention of creating an identity for the Philippines to be considered amongst the preferred countries that service the animation industry.

For more information about Animahenasyon 2010, please call 483-9501, 8172727 local 108 or email the secretariat at, or visit

Reposted from Animation Council of the Philippines site.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

EQ Diaper PROMO!

EQ DRY Baby’s 1st Chair and Desk REDEMPTION PROMO

PROMO PERIOD: May 7 – July 31, 2010


  1. You can join by simply collecting EQ Dry Baby Diaper with Magic Tape wrappers with intact points. Points are indicated on the side of the packaging. The points system based on packaging is as follows:



Mini Pack (S4, M4, L4, XL4, XXL3)

1/4 point

Travel Pack (NB22, S20, M18, L16, XL14, XXL12)

1 point

Econo Pack (S40, M36, L32, XL28, XXL24)

2 points

Jumbo Pack (S60, M54, L48, XL42, XXL36)

3 points

Mega Pack (M84, L72, XL60)

4 points

*EQ Dry with Clored Cloth-like Cover (old packaging) will still be accepted

  1. Collect the corresponding number of points to get one (1) collectible item:





Chair Tiger

26 points

Table Tiger

42 points

Chair Bee

26 points

Table Bee

42 points

Chair Lady Bug

26 points

Table Lady Bug

42 points

Chair Frog

26 points

Table Frog

42 points

* Only entire wrappers with intact points of EQ Dry Baby Diaper with Magic Tape/ Colored Cloth-like Cover will be accepted.

* Entries containing cut-out points will NOT be honored.

* Entries with soiled wrappers (wrappers contaminated with feces or mud, discolored or faded wrappers) or unused wrappers will NOT be honored.

  1. Submit the required EQ Dry Baby Diaper with Magic Tape wrappers together with the following information completely written on a piece of paper: sender’s name, detailed address (Please include landmarks for hard to find location), telephone and/or mobile phone numbers, e-mail address, baby’s name and birthday, signature of parent/guardian plus the desired premium item/s enclosed in an envelope (Kindly rank your top three preferred chair and table designs). In case your desired premium item is not available the succeeding preferred design will be the one shipped to you.

  1. Entries may be mailed or hand carried to JS Unitrade Office from Mondays to Fridays 8:00AM to 5:00PM :

 a) “EQ DRY Baby’s 1st Chair and Desk”-Manila office
     JS Unitrade Merchandise, Inc.                                 
     31st Floor, Raffles Corporate Center
     Emerald Avenue, Ortigas Center,
     Pasig City 1605
 b) ”EQ DRY Baby’s 1st Chair and Desk”- Cebu office   
     JS Unitrade Merchandise, Inc.
     Lot 1-6, Block 11, ML Quezon Avenue Mandaue North Central 
     (Castilex compound), Cabancalan, Mandaue City
     Cebu 6014

c) “EQ DRY Baby’s 1st Chair and Desk”

P.O. Box 14280 Pasig City

You may also send your entries through JRS Express branches to enjoy a special mailing fee discount.

  1. Your chosen premium item/s will be delivered FREE of charge by JRS Express to the address submitted by the sender. In the event that the sender is not present during the time of delivery, a member of the sender’s household will be asked to sign a proof of delivery and receive the premium item/s in behalf of the sender.

  1. Hand delivered entries must be received on or before July 31, 2010 (5PM). Redemption period is 60 days after end of promo period. Entries sent via mail maybe received within sixty (60) days after the promo period provided it is dated and received by the post office on or before August 6, 2010.

  1. You may join the promo as many times as you want.

  1. Tables and Chairs are not convertible to cash.


Monday, June 28, 2010

Be a Published Writer with Adarna House!

Thinking of publishing a book? Adarna Books presents an oppurtunity for writing enthusiasts to be published with their call for submissions for their 2011 line-up.

Adarna House is looking for "manuscripts to complete our cast of new books. We welcome stories of any topic, but are currently particularly interested in storybook manuscripts that deal with math, reading, health, environmental awareness, legends, heroes, historical events, special topics (death, peace, adoption, autism, children’s rights), and Filipino values (love of country, pagmamano, po at opo, colonial mentality, and value of freedom, language, culture, and history)."

For more details, follow this link.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Canvas Project 3

Another opportunity for our visual artists to showcase their talents. A second volume of a visual encyclopedia is already in the wings and this is the opportunity knocking on the artists' doors. I am curious about this project, honestly. I want to see how different people with different cultural, economic and political backgrounds will interpret words that are "universally"familiar.

"The first volume was exhibited at the Hartsfeld-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, GA from July to September of 2009 as well as turned into the first volume of the book.

For more details, click this.

Sign-up deadline: June 29, 2010.

And if you are lucky, one of your works will be on exhibit by December 3, 2010.

CATS in Manila Blogger Contest

Catch CATS in Manila, see the details below:

Performances starting July 24
For a strictly limited season
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, CCP

Ticket Prices:

SAT (3:00pm)
SUN (2:30pm)
PhP7000 PhP5000 PhP3500 PhP2000 PhP1000

TUE, WED, THU (8:00pm)
SUN (7:30pm)
PhP6000 PhP4500 PhP3000 PhP1500 PhP750

FRI, SAT (8:00pm)
PhP7000 PhP5000 PhP3500 PhP2000 Php1000

Ticket Prices are exclusive of Ticketworld fees.

SHOW DATES (as of April 2010)
SAT July 24 Matinee
SAT July 24 Evening
SUN July 25 Matinee
SUN July 25 Evening
TUE July 27 Evening
WED July 28 Evening
THU July 29 Evening
FRI July 30 Evening
SAT July 31 Matinee
SAT July 31 Evening
SUN August 1 Matinee
SUN August 1 Evening
TUE August 3 Evening
WED August 4 Evening
THU August 5 Evening
FRI August 6 Evening
SAT August 7 Matinee
SAT August 7 Evening
SUN August 8 Matinee
SUN August 8 Evening
TUE August 10 Evening
WED August 11 Evening
THU August 12 Evening
FRI August 13 Evening
SAT August 14 Matinee
SAT August 14 Evening
SUN August 15 Matinee
SUN August 15 Evening

For more details, go to or the Tumblr page

BUT if you would like free tickets, here's how.

Cats in Manila is picking 2 winners to win 2 tickets each! This contest is open to anyone in the Philippines who has a blog, whether it be on Tumblr, Livejournal, Blogspot or anywhere.

Here are the mechanics:

* Write a post about Cats in Manila on your blog with the following information:

1. The show dates and/or the ticket prices
2. Venue
3. The FB page ( or the Tumblr page (

* Email the link of your post to, and if possible, please use “Cats Blogger Contest” as the subject.
* 2 winners will be selected randomly through the ever reliable and each winner will get 2 tickets.
* Winners will be announced on Facebook and on the official Cats In Manila Tumblr page on July 19, 2010. We’ll also send an email to the winners.

It’s that easy! All the information you’ll need is on the info panel of the Tumblr page. If you have any questions, you can get in touch with us through here or the Cats in Manila fan page.

Good luck!

For more details, click here

Friday, June 25, 2010

The 2nd Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival (2010)


The 2nd Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival

The time for the national elections—where people are hopeful to elect leaders that would serve their interests. The worsening economic crisis that have dragged down living conditions. The political persecution of people and sectors fighting for livelihood or life itself. These are the impetus for another year of purposeful film/media production and popularization via the Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival.

From the auditorium to the eskinita, marketplaces, union offices and picketlines where it was first held in August 2009, the Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival is again launched to reach to more youth and students, workers and urban poor. Documentaries from alternative media groups, multi-awarded films and works from Filipinos abroad flocked last year’s film fest, where they gained audience among the masses.

The 2nd Pandayang Lino Brocka festival is open to all students, independent or amateur filmmakers and film collectives. Interested parties may submit audiovisual works of any genre, length on the theme human rights (includes economic, social, cultural and political rights). Entries accepted until June 30, 2010.

Send your entries to Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival 3980 R. Magsaysay Boulevard, Sta. Mesa, 1016 Manila, Philippines. For inquiries, contact or 345-8804.



Call for Entries

Students, independent or amateur filmmakers and film collectives (also referred here as entrants) are encouraged to submit their works for selection and possible screening in the festival. Call for entries is from February 5 to June 30, 2010.

Entries accepted:

  • Works from varying categories: documentary, narrative, experimental, animation, motion graphics, PSAs, etc. on the theme human rights (includes economic, social, cultural and political rights.)
  • Works from year 2005 onwards accepted. Works already submitted to the film festival need not be submitted again. The activity aims to collate the efforts in political cinema production.
  • Works from Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and NCR shall have representation in the screenings.
  • Special attention given to works on children’s situation and participatory video/media production.
  • Works exhibited in other festivals or awarded prizes previously are accepted.

What to submit:

  • Send the DVD of the work. DVD may also include trailer.
  • Send a separate CD/DVD for the soft copies of the following:
    • accomplished entry submission form with film info (include citations film has garnered, ratings from ratings board if classified) and cast info
    • 2 stills of the film, 1 photo of the director, posters, etc.

How to submit:

  • Mail submissions to 3980 R. Magsaysay Street, Sta. Mesa, Manila.
  • Send through e-mail:
  • For queries re: receipt of your entry, call 345-8804.

Rules and conditions:

  • Works submitted must come from individual or groups of Filipino descent.
  • By entering the festival, entrants warrant that: (a) their entry is their original creation; (b) they have the right to enter the work in the festival and allow its exhibition.
  • There is no registration fee. Entrants shoulder the cost of posting/sending their work.
  • Entrants may submit more than 1 work.
  • Submitted works will not be returned. Entrants are advised not to send their master copy.
  • Entrants reserve the rights and ownership to their work.
  • Works submitted become part of the collection of Pandayang Lino Brocka and shall be used continually to develop and popularize the program of the festival.
  • Entrants allow the organizers (TUDLA Productions) to screen and open their works submitted to the festival for public viewing under the program of TUDLA Productions and Pandayang Lino Brocka Political Film and New Media Festival.
  • Only entrants with selected works will be contacted.
  • Entrants shall receive certificates if their work shall be selected.
  • Decision of selection committee is final and cannot be challenged.
  • Certificates for special citations (Viewer’s Choice, Jury’s Choice, Special Award for Films on Children, Special Award for Participatory Media Production). No cash prize is offered to works selected for screening in the festival and their producers.
  • Entrants are open/willing to attend and invite audience to the screenings, workshops and the talks. For the workshops, they must reserve their slot.
  • Barring any unforeseen circumstances beyond the organizer’s control, the festival shall be held in August 2010.


  • Screenings shall be free of charge. In some legs, organizers may request for a minimal amount as donation to cover overhead expenses.
  • Screenings in the schools and by the selection committee shall be encouraged to hold a votation for the following special citations: Viewer’s Choice, Breakthrough Work, Special Award for Films on Children, Special Award for Participatory Media Production.
  • Screenings in the indigent communities shall be encouraged to open a forum for mass criticism.
  • List of films to be screened in a particular venue shall be announced prior to the screening. Order of films and list of films are determined by the film fest secretariat.
  • Other screening dates in venues not previously covered by the festival may be added.

Deadline for submission is on June 30, 2010.

Reposted from

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Table for Two By Marla Miniano

Treat yourself to a tale filled with breakups, hookups, and more from the author of the Every Girl's Guide series.

In Table for Two, a corner table at a quiet coffee shop takes center stage, the latest release from Summit Books author Marla Miniano. The table is the setting for pivotal moments in the lives of the main characters—who, as it seems, are quite the lovelorn bunch. First, there’s the long-time couple on the verge of calling it quits after college graduation. Then there’s the serial dater who accepts her younger brother’s challenge to go dateless for two months. There’s also a photographer who attempts to dissuade his best friend from getting married (and we’re curious to find out why). And finally, there are the two hopefuls: a young man who meets with the girl he never stopped loving, and a young lady who pores over romance novels, waiting for her turn to fall in love.

Cosmopolitan praises Miniano for creating a “romantic yet very real world” in her latest piece of chick lit. Indeed, who doesn’t love a story where everything—and everyone—is connected? And if you aren't yet convinced that this fresh-off-the-presses paperback should be your next book buy, check out the excerpt for a sneak peek at this light and romantic read.

To read more, click this.

Win a copy of the newest Summit book, Table for Two!

Take home one of ten copies of Table for Two from the author of the Every Girl’s Guide series.

table_for_two.jpgFrom the author of the Every Girl’s Guide series comes this book of colorful tales about breaking up and making up. In Table for Two, Marla Miniano brings us to a table in a humble coffee shop, the setting for the main characters’ various love situations. Follow the protagonists as they rediscover love in the most unlikely of places.

Interested in adding the latest in Summit chick lit to your bookshelf? Good news, ladies! Female Network is giving away 10 copies of this brilliant novel.

We’ll randomly select the ten lucky winners on Thursday, July 15. So start sharing now!

Check this link for more details.

Excerpts from the Meloto Sisters Interview

Sisters Anna Meloto-Wilk and Camille Meloto: Practicing Social Enterprise with Human Nature

They’ve just broken into the US market with their all-natural, pro-Pinoy personal care brand--and the two Meloto sisters show no sign of slowing down. By Stephanie Castillo


Socially responsible sisters Camille (left) and Anna (right) Meloto

Anna Meloto-Wilk and Camille Meloto aren’t your average sisters—and it isn’t just because their father is Gawad Kalinga creator Tony Meloto. Beyond their famously philanthropic bloodline, Anna, 30, and Camille, 23, are making a name for themselves in both local and international trade with their all-natural personal care brand, Human Nature. The brand’s claim to fame? It’s 100 percent organic, 100 percent chemical-free, and 100 percent Philippine-grown—not to mention incredibly affordable.

In an age when going organic has developed into a sustainable lifestyle, rather than an idealistic trend, Anna and Camille’s vision to make the country as eco-friendly and socially-responsible as possible is fast taking shape. As Human Nature expands its reach from the Philippine shores to several states in the US—and hopefully, to other great nations in the Orient—what was once a casual idea has now turned into a thriving social enterprise, more concerned with pro-human practices than it is with profit.

In this exclusive interview with Female Network, the marvelous Meloto sisters discuss the urgency of going green (even if that means doing everything “old school”) and demonstrate the winning dynamic between two siblings that can make a business prosper. Read on!

FN: What made you decide to go into business together?

Anna: It wasn’t a very difficult decision; it just evolved very naturally. We were thrown together with no one else to turn to in the US when my husband (Dylan Wilk, once the 9th richest man in England and now a leading advocate for Gawad Kalinga) was assigned there for a year. One thing that we’re both very interested in is cosmetics and beauty products, and [Camille] has actually been into makeup since she was a kid. She was applying lip balm and lip gloss as early as second grade!

Being in the US [exposed us to] a cosmetic haven, because there are so many new things that you can try out... especially natural products. [Here in the Philippines], what was frustrating and disappointing was that the natural products were all so expensive, and even if you had [enough] income it just didn’t feel right to keep buying overpriced products, [since it] didn’t seem sustainable. So my sister and I were really surprised when in the US we saw firsthand all the natural products available in drug stores and in groceries—with price points that were similar to commercially available, affordable, synthetic products.

At that time I had been out of the corporate world for maybe two years already and I was really itching to start working again but not in a corporate setting. My sister, on the other hand, was a fresh grad. So [when we got the idea of making our own natural product line], it was really a coming-together of different but shared interests, a bonding experience for me and my sister.

When we got back to the Philippines, we didn’t let go of that idea, and we [eventually] launched Human Nature in November of 2008. It’s barely been two years and right now we already have over a hundred SKUs, 7000 dealers, 12 branches, [including outlets] in the US—and just last month we sold our millionth product!

FN: Tell us about Human Nature. What sets it apart from other green brands?

Anna: Our biggest selling point when we were brainstorming about [the brand] is that we wanted it to be pro-Philippines. We were deliberate in the sense that we wanted to use ingredients and raw materials that can be grown in the Philippines, because our vision is to eventually source everything from the Philippines. When we started looking at the ingredients [of all the natural products in the States], we noticed that there was always a lot of coconut oil—and the Philippines is one of the top exporters of coconut oil in the world, so what’s preventing us from coming up with these products ourselves?

Currently we source a lot of [ingredients] locally but we also have to import some raw materials because they’re not available here. From abroad we source natural preservatives like sunflower oil—but we also make it a point to come up with products that contain virgin coconut oil, citronella, and lemongrass because those are all available in the Philippines. We also use guava, eucalyptus, rose berry, [and other] herbs that are grown here.

We want to educate communities to grow [these materials as a] business… to provide themselves with a sustainable lifestyle. In fact, on May 8, [we did] our soft launch with the first Human Nature demo farm in Bulacan.

To all those who love Human Nature products and would like to read the entire interview, click this link

Win Organic Beauty Products from Human Nature!

Keep yourself pampered and pretty with the Meloto Sisters’ all-natural beauty products.

This month, is giving away a goodie basket from Human Nature, sisters Anna Meloto-Wilk and Camille Meloto’s internationally distributed all-natural personal care brand. Their products are 100 percent organic, 100 percent chemical-free, and 100 percent Philippine-grown. If you think going green is expensive, this fun and affordable line of products may just be what you’re looking for.

One lucky winner will take home a goodie basket containing the following:

Hair Care
-Intensive Hair Mask (Avocado and Gugo Bark)
-Strengthening Conditioner (Gugo & Calamansi Peppermint Scent)
-Strengthening Shampoo & Body Wash (Aloe Vera, Pearl & Peppermint)

Facial & Lip Care
-Facial Day Moisturizer (Sunflower & Papaya)
-Facial Overnight Moisturizer (Royal Jelly & Aloe Vera)
-Facial Wash (Tomato and Lemongrass)
-Natural Toner (Tomato & Lemongrass)
-Exfoliating Facial Scrub (Super-Fruits and Black Rice)
-Beauty Oil (Sunflower)
-Organic Lip Balm (Peppermint)

Body Care
-Body Butter (Mango, Cocoa Butter & Goat's Milk)

Kid’s Care
-Citronella Bug Spray

Hand & Foot Care
-Hand Sanitizer (Sugarcane and Watermelon)

We’ll randomly select the lucky winner on Monday, June 28. So start sharing now!

Reposted from Female Network

The Sketchbook Project

Sample sketchbook by Racheal Anilyse

Imagine a concert tour, but with sketchpads.

Pretty innovative huh?! So if you are an artist and would like to share your visions to the whole world, better sign-up for this contest fast.

The only downside is that it comes with a joining fee, plus additional depending on other features you would like to avail your talents.

Nevertheless, to all those itching to free their minds of endless visions, follow this link.

For the complete mechanics, go to this page.

Scientific Literature Contest

The Left Brain is different from the Right Brain. One is dedicated to science and math and the other is to literature and the arts.

But this one writing contest marries both science and art.

The Deadline for this online writing contest is on June 30 already.

UP for grabs is over $400 in cash plus subscription to the online magazine Crossed Genres.

For complete mechanics click here