Showing posts from July, 2019

LG donates 6 OLED TVs to Museo de Intramuros

Event coverage by Andrea Sagragao Intramuros Administration is celebrating its 40th anniversary. It has been the agency that has been actively restoring, developing, and promoting Intramuros as a national heritage. Recently opened was the Museo de Intramuros, a restored building that once housed Ateneo de Manila University before it transferred to its current campus in Katipunan, QC. In celebration of this momentous occasion, LG Philippines donated 6 OLED TVs to Museo de Intramuros, also in commemoration of the 70 years of diplomatic ties between the Philippines and South Korea. The newly-opened Museo de Intramuros now houses some religious artifacts that dates a couple of centuries, as well as salvaged remnants of the building before it was restored. [Press Release] LG Celebrates History with Tomorrow's AI Technology LGEPH, in partnership with Intramuros Administration, showcases history in an entirely different perspective in the newly opened Museo de Intr

ToyCon 2019: Of Toys, Idols, and… A Giant Batman?

Event Coverage by Roger Decierdo It was a different ToyCon for me this year. I went on the last day (a Sunday) instead of the usual second day. And there were many new things that made this year’s Philippine Toy, Hobbies, and Collectibles Convention another great experience. A world of toys ToyCon has always been about toys and ToyCon 2019 was no different, with many of the major manufacturers being represented. Brands like Kotobukiya, Bandai, XM Studios, and Good Smile Company even had their own booths showcasing their latest releases. I was hoping to grab one of those GSC exclusive figures but that was already sold out. Not to be outdone, Pinoy pop culture brands also showed their stuff. The  Ravelo estate and ABS-CBN unveiled the new Ravelo Komiks Universe brand. This line showcased a variety of collectibles, including action figures of popular characters Darna, Lastikman, and Captain Barbell. While these are limited-run items, the

18th TOYCON PH – Where Asia Comes to Play! Event Coverage by Andrea

ToyConPH has been around since 2001, and for me and my friends, it has become an annual thing to go to at least once in its 3-day affair. Toy collectors and enthusiasts alike would agree, if there's one thing that makes ToyConPH the way it is, is that ToyCon PH stays true to what it stood for when it began. It started as a toys, comics and pop culture convention, and guess what it has become now? The very same. Staying true to itself gave it the strength to stay standing still despite the numerous attempts by others to take it down. While there are others that try to create drama, ToyConPH has probably learned to just shake it off, or it has just been that sturdy an institution that it didn't make a dent at all to its spirit. I bet my friends would agree, ToyConPH is one of those things that brings us together, a reason for us to see each other despite our busy schedules. For us it is one of those good things in life we are lucky to have.