Monday, August 18, 2014

Studio 119 Gets You Ready for Business or Pleasure

If you happen to be a business traveller or tourist, or someone who lves nearby, Studio 119 at the Picasso Hotel should be your first stop,before a business meeting, a social lunch, or cocktail with clients. Located in peaceful Salcedo Village in Makati City, Studio 119 salon is the word-of-mouth place to go for a clean, composed look required of VIP events where you hobnob with diplomats, CEOs, top management, and people of class. The signature styles are the classics that won't go out of style.

 Catering to the higher management group or business travellers who hardly have time to be fussy but need that hour of relaxation, Studio 119 is their private haven. Quiet with personalized service minus the long wait is what you can expect here. Most of their satisfied clientele are business people or wives of top management who already have a set style and expecations which the staff maintain for their regular clients' convenience and comfort.

 "We value our clients' time and privacy by making sure there is no waiting time and maintaining relaxing music and low noise level. Being a businesswoman myself, I can understand the stress they are going through on a daily basis, so for their sthort visit to the salon I make sure it is a pleasant and relaxing experience for them", assures April Blanco-De Guzman, owner.

 Cleanliness is their number one rule, followed by promptness of service which busy businessmen and busy housewives appreciate. Due to their modest space and limited slots, setting appointments in advance would be advised to assure you of prompt service. Special packages can be customized depending on your needs. Wedding packages, spa and massage needs are offered as well.

 For appointments and inquiries, you can call them at 8195138 or email at Located at the ground floor, 119 L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati, Studio 119 Salon is open 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM from Monday to Sunday

Friday, August 8, 2014

Cinemalaya X Book launch on August 9

 Press Release:
The Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with the launching of the book entitled Making Waves: 10 Years of Cinemalaya on August 9, 2014, 5pm at the Silangan Hall of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

The Cinemalaya X book is a commemorative publication chronicling the history of Cinemalaya and its contributions to Philippine cinema. It features essays by Doreen Yu, Philip Cheah, Lito Zulueta, Bayani San Diego Jr. and Jessica Zafra with various photos of Cinemalaya throughout the years.

Clodualdo del Mundo Jr. is the book’s Editor-in-Chief. Book design Director is Cesar Hernando. Book Design and Layout are by Tom Estrera III.

According to Cinemalaya Foundation president Nestor O. Jardin, the book is a tribute to the Filipino indie filmmaker. “The success of Cinemalaya is undoubtedly due to the 165 filmmakers who for the past ten editions of the competition and festival produced quality films that have broken the boundaries of filmmaking in the country,” Jardin said.

Other special events and new festival features include the announcement of the Gawad Balanghai Award, Cinemalaya Film Forum, Cinemalaya X Lounge at the Bulwagang Juan Luna (CCP Main Gallery), exhibit of the posters of all the Cinemalaya Films from 2005 – 2014 at the Pasilyo Vicente Manansala (CCP Second Floor Hallway), special exhibitions that document the story of Cinemalaya’s first decade, and Cinemalaya X Retrospective.

The achievements of Cinemalaya over the past ten years are summed up in the Festival’s theme: A Decade of Connecting Dimensions. The theme highlights Cinemalaya as a flourishing network of individuals, groups and institutions with a common goal of developing and promoting Filipino independent filmmaking.

Cinemalaya is a project of the Cinemalaya Foundation, Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Ayala Malls Cinemas.  Established in 2005, Cinemalaya is an all-digital film festival and competition that aims to discover, encourage and honor cinematic works of Filipino filmmakers.

For more information about Cinemalaya X, visit, and the Cinemalaya facebook page or call the CCP at tel. no. 832-1125 local 1704-1705. 


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