Saturday, February 2, 2013

Celebrate Chinese New Year at SM City General Santos

GONG XI FA CAI! (That's in Mandarin)

Celebrate the Year of the Water Snake at SM City General Santos. Check out our Grand Line-up of events this Chinese New Year. Everything's here :)

February 1-10.  Mall Hours.  Participating Chinese Restaurants

February 1-10. Mall Hours. Atrium

February 1-10. Mall Hours. Atrium

February 1-10. Mall Hours . Atrium

Get the chance to win exciting freebies from SM supermarket
February 8-10. 11am-2pm & 5pm-8pm. Atrium

February 8. 5pm. The Event Center

Featuring: Hashtag Band & Dragon Fireworks
February 8. 7pm. The Al Fresco Strip

Featuring: HOPIA TOWER by Achi’s Sizzlin’ Wok
February 10 . Mall Hours. SM Foodcourt

Featuring: Davao Lion Dancers Association
February 10. 12nn . Mall Area & The Event Center

In addition, SM Food Court General Santos will offer the widest selection of authentic Chinese street food from February 4 - 10, 2013. Now, how's that for a Chinese dimsum craving. See poster below:

Wow! That's a GRAND Chinese New Year Celebration brought to you by your favorite shopping City, SM City General Santos.

See you all!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

SMGS Mall Admin Hiring as of MAY 2012

Yes, you've heard it right!
With lots of whereabouts and rumors to when will the 45th SM Supermall open here in General Santos City... The leading Mall Operator in Asia is living its Mission to be an employer of choice, offering comprehensive opportunities for career growth and enhancement by releasing its Job Vacancies as of May 2012.

a. At least Two (2) Years Managerial experience in all facets of treasury or banking, finance and administration operations;
b. Analytical, with excellent communication skills and able to relate well with all levels in the organization;
c. Proficient in Computer Software Application
d. Preferably Female

The position holder shall provide administrative and clerical support to the Global Pinoy Center which shall cater to the service requirements of balikbayans, OFWs and their families.
a. Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's/College Degree in Marketing, Airline Operation/Airport Management, Food & Beverage Services Managment, Personal Services, Hospitality/Tourism/Hotel Management or equivalent;
b. At least One (1) year supervisory experience in customer service-related job;
c. Analytical, with excellent communication and interpersonal relations skills;
d. Proficient in computer software application;
e. Male/Female

a. Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's/College Degree in Marketing, Airline Operation/Airport Management, Food & Beverage Services Managment, Personal Services, Hospitality/Tourism/Hotel Management or equivalent;
b. Fresh graduates/Entry Level applicants are encouraged to apply
c. Must be proficient in Computer Software application
d. Male/Female

We hope you can help us spread the news to your friends.
You may advise interested applicants to email their application and resume with 2x2 pic to:

So, what are you waiting for?
Be part of the growing family of SM City General Santos!
Apply NOW!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Job Vacancies for Payless Shoe Source (SMGS Branch)

Yes Generals! You've heard it right! Payless Shoe Source would be definitely opening a branch here at SM City General Santos. And with this good news, comes new job opportunities for qualified Generals out there.

Payless Shoe Soource (Stores Specialists, Inc) is in need of highly qualified individuals to be part of their company's continuous expansion program.

Between 25-35 years old
at least 5'2" in height for FEMALE & 5'5" for Male
Graduate of a Four (4) year course
With at least One (1) year experience in the same/related field
Must possess a pleasing and aggressive personality
Must be very good in Customer Relations
Must be willing to work on Weekends and Holidays
Must be proficient in both oral and written communications
Must be Computer Literate

Between 18-28 years old
At least 5'7" in height for Male & 5'2" for Female
At least College Level
Personable, with clear complexion and good communication skills

Between 18-28 years of age
at least 5'6" in height for MALE and 5'2" for FEMALE
at least two (2) years in College
With at least six (6) months experience in the same field and
knowledgeable in cashiering operations
Presentable, neat and with clear complexion
with good interpersonal and communication skills

Interested applicants are requested to email their resume with photo to:

For more Job Vacancies for SM City General Santos' Tenants and Affiliate Stores, you may visit the DOLE Office (located at Magsaysay Avenue)
or give them a call at (083) 552 - 3952.

God bless and Good luck to all the applicants!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Mocha Girls LIVE in GenSan on May 11, 2012

Generals! Want something hot this Summer? 

Red Light Production Philippines, Inc. in cooperation with San Miguel Beer, SMI and Top 7Mart present "R-18: One Hot Summer with Mocha Girls" on May 11, 2012, 7 PM, @ Top 7Mart. Tickets are sold at Php 150.00 each with Free One Beer and lots of exciting freebies. Enjoy a night of Music, Games, Surprises and Sizzling Performances from one of the hottest All-Girl group in the Philippines. Don't miss this ONE OF A KIND HOT SUMMER Event in GenSan. Feel free to contact me through these digits: 09463930251. Or you may visit the following Ticket Outlets:

1. Top 7Mart (National Highway)
2. Verandas (National Highway)
3. VBar (Sun City Suites)
4. Digital Detours Office (JMP Building 1, South Osmeña)
5. Big and Small Group (KCC Mall of GenSan)
6. Adesa Printing Press (Yumang Street, Pr. Malakas)

Let's meet the MOCHA GIRLS!

Mocha Uson
Lead Singer

Jhane Santiaguel
Singer & Belly Dancer

Mae Dela Cerna
 former EB BABES, Singer  & Hiphop Dancer

Aura Joy Balington
 Professional Dancer, Group Choreographer

Yumi Ociman
Professional Dancer

(Excerpt from

The hottest and most talented girl group in the music biz today in spite of the tough race for recognition. With so many groups similar to MOCHA GIRLS coming out nowadays, their 2009 BEST DANCE ALBUM AWARD from PMPC Star Awards for Music have proven that they are the indeed best sing and dance group today. They can certainly turn everybody in the party mood once they hit the center stage. Their repertoire is a mix of everything from current hits and the best of new wave down to the memorable music of the 70’s. The group consists of 3 young and talented girls and backed up with 2 professional dancers called Mocha Dancers. They perform with a Live band called ICE.

MOCHA GIRLS are regularly performing at HARD ROCK Makati, Mugen Metrowalk, BLUEWAVE Fort Strip, PAGCOR Casinos,  Zirkoh Greenhills and Morato, Bagaberde, 19 East, & Resorts World Manila.

The MOCHA GIRLS already released 2 Albums under VIVA RECORDS. Mocha Girls also appeared on several MAGAZINES such as FHM, MAXIM (cover), T3 (cover) Woman Today (cover), TOP40 Songhits (cover) and PULP Magazine. MOCHA GIRLS endorsement includes GOLDS GYM, GBX SHOES, JANCEN BEAUTY CLINIC, DICKIES & YELLOW TAIL, PLAYBOY FRAGRANCES, RHINO HERBAL TEA, PREMIERE CONDOM & EZ LUBRICANT.

What are you waiting for? See them perform LIVE on May 11, 2012 at Top 7Mart. See you all there!

Friday, April 27, 2012

MOVIE REVIEW: Battleship


Peter Berg produces and directs Battleship, an epic-scaled action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Inspired by Hasbro's classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper's fiancée; Alexander Skarsgård as Hopper's older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper's crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone's superior (and Sam's father), Admiral Shane. -- (C) Universal


Battleship is a bloated masterpiece that has favorable loop holes but ends up utterly entertaining due to its superb visuals and effects.

So far, Battleship is one of the most expensive B-Movies that is Transformers-wannabe and Alien-inspired flick. The strength of the movie lies on its solid Editing and Cinematography. Hatts off to the film's visuals as realistic war perfectly combined with science fiction characters. Like, the whole film is a roller coaster of impressive warships, weapons and alien powers. I really loved the action scenes during the combat of aliens and US Navy War ships. You could really see and feel that the Director has invested on its Production value. On this aspect, Battleship makes itself distinct from all other Alien-inspired slash End-of-the-World themed flicks as it divert its plot to utilizing the best weapons, technologies and ships to fight againts gigantic alien-operated space ships and devices. I just had a little problem with the Climax, I find it to be cut-short. I did not expected it to end that way. I mean, the Director failed to give a Climax that would really put a solid mark on the film's greatest victory in the end.

On the other hand, I see loop holes in the film's Plot and storyline. It is a little bit slow at first and shortcuts were kinda evident the whole time. Although the film took time to establish a story, I still believe that some scenes were uneccessary. It started with a premise of the Hopper brothers joining both together in the US Navy. Then, sopported by a Naval Exercise in time of the sending of transmission to outer space for possible planets and discoveries. Of course, ending up with a response transmission from an unknown vessel operated by aliens or extra-terrestrial beings. The film indeed lacks substance. At most, I think its non-sense. I see a less effort on establishing a good plot at the beginning on how come the aliens came to Earth. I mean, it could have been explained and narrated in a way that it would compliment on the film's superb editing. At some point, I see the film contained on the oceans and skies. I expected more actions on the land too.

Acting-wise, the film is quite solid although some bad acting skills and bad dialogues are found on the film. Taylor was good in the film althoug he could do a lot better than that. Rihanna is fairly good too. I really can see her to be the next Mila J. or Angelina J. in the future.  I am just disappointed with Liam Neeson's role in the film. The Director lost grip to his character. I sometimes feel he is an extra on the film given the fact that he has vital role too in the story. The Director must hold a grip on every characters in the story so as to have a solid plot too in the end.

Well, thanks to the film's editing and visuals, BATTLESHIP will still be one of the Most Expensive B-Movies that really needs a pretty good makeover on its Plot/Storyline. But hey, its still one of the best movies this year.


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Movie Review: Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang

Written and Directed by: Richard Somes

Screenplay by: Jerry Gracio

Produced and released by: StarCinema, Skylight Films

Starring: Erich Gonzales, Derek Ramsay, Mark Gil, 
Epy Quizon, Mon Confiado, Tetchie Agbayani


Coming from a tragic past during World War II, Corazon (Erich Gonzales) only wanted one thing in life- to conceive a child. A loving wife to Daniel (Derek Ramsay), she wishes that their five-year marriage be blessed with a baby. But fate has not been helpful as all her efforts at conception seemed futile.

Together with Daniel, they leave town in search for a woman who could possibly help her. She is given a statue of San Gerardo, the patron saint for pregnant women, and was told to keep her faith no matter what happens. Her devotion pays off when she finally bears a child.

On the day of the child’s birth, they found the baby dead. Corazon’s world is shattered. She has kept her faith but her child was taken from her. Corazon’s anger envelopes the town in horror as a child dies each night.


After the success of Yanggaw, Director Richard Somes has fully evolved from an indie film-maker towards a promising mainstream horror-suspense director through Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang.

What more can I say? As an avid horror fanatic, I really must say that this film is the best Pinoy horror film made by an independent film-maker. What's great about Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang is that it brought the genre onto a whole new level.

The plot may at first be slow since the film is trying to establish the story of Corazon and Daniel as a hopeful couple wanting to have their own child. But, what is great with Director Richard is that the slow phase at the start is a progressing scheme that will lead you the conclusion on why did Corazon became an "aswang" on the latter.

Director Richard Somes took the first hour of the film to create an atmosphere wherein viewers could have a better grasp on the film's premise on becoming a "Monster" or "Aswang" that you wouldn't thought you would be. Its not about those scary and wild creatures with bloody faces and sharp teeth. Its more so of the societal problem. On how the society and even the people create monsters within themselves and to their fellowmen. It has a psychological approach to horror that has been creatively crafted in one film. I really commend how Direk Richard combined all these elements and thus, coming up with a very beautiful masterpiece.

The film's strength also lies in its wonderful Cinematography. I love the whole texture of the film. The texture blended well with its Production and the 1946 timeline setting. Its old and very Pinoy. I love the village scene and even the plains and forests. The 1946 timeline was consistent all throughout and is very evident in their lifestyle, houses, clothing and even the dialects used. Production cost my not  be evidently high and costly, but generally, the film is consistent. Prosthetic-wise, it's good but it needs more improvement on some aspects. Nevertheless, the film scared me at some point though scary scenes are somewhat minimal.

The sound engineering and musical scoring was also good. It added on the film's aura and appeal. I just had a little problem on the lights used during night scenes. It is so bright. I expected it to be somewhat darker just like the technique Direk Richard used in filming Yanggaw. On some point, night scenes were like staged production and less realistic. 

Acting-wise, I'm pretty impressed with the casts especially Erich Gonzales, who really did shine in this film. Erich's versatility as an actress has fully evolved in Corazon: Ang Unang Aswang. She deserves an award for her epic performance. I'm glad Erich has been given this big break. On the other hand, being the universal leading man, Derek Ramsay also showed his acting prowess and complimented well and effectively to Erich's character. Derek has also shown great performances in this film. Notable performances from Tetchie Agbayani and Mark Gil, Mon Confiado and Epy Quizon also contributed to the film's strength. 

There are a lot of Aswang films that have been shown on theaters, but Corazon: Ang Unang Awang is very unique among them all. This film gave a clear personification on how are monsters created in the society. The film will give you a great but open ending. An ending that might be a birth of more questions for its viewers... 

Just a piece of advise, don't look at this film as a horror one... More so, treat this film on a realistic basis... an in-depth approach to the creature we called "Aswang".


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Movie Review: Unofficially Yours


The story is about a man who had a one night stand and eventually fell in love with a woman who doesn’t want to fall in love. John Lloyd Cruz plays the role of Macky Galvez who is unluckily having several failed relationships. While Angel Locsin plays the role of Ces, a modern-day woman who is afraid of commitments. And when their worlds collide a funny and sexy love story began to bloom.


The cast includes Tetchie Agbayani, Edgar Allan Guzman, Edgar Mortiz, Ian De Leon, K Brosas, Boom Labrusca, Melissa Mendez, Hyubz Azarcon, Mel Kimura, Panying, Dana Martinez, Dannielle Martinez, Patrizha Martinez. 

Directed by: Cathy Garcia-Molina


You may see a similar formula of "No Strings Attached" and "Friends with Benefits" in this film, but undeniably, UNOFFICIALLY YOURS is by far, one of the best Pinoy Romantic Comedy that has truly exceeded the "conservative mark".

The whole film really works for me. I mean, its not an extraordinary film but its a good one. Even though its plot may not be original, but the attack of the story is very Filipino. I can see a whole new flavor of RomCom Formulas that are not so typical in Pinoy films nowadays. Finally, a semi-liberated film with rich of values and learning is now on birth... thanks to this film, its great casts and to Direk Cathy's artistic mind. 

Unofficially Yours is utterly entertaining and dramatic on the end part. The progression started as Mackie (John Lloyd) and  Cess (Angel Locsin) enjoy each other's company through several sexual intercourse and a casual treatment with each other. But, when their destinies met in the same work place. Their whole journey has just begun...They resume their sexual trysts, with the agreement that there are absolutely no strings attached and that they are forbidden to fall in love with each other. Mackie however starts to fall for Ces, whose strong personality soften as Mackie starts being so nice to her.

The film's formula is very effective in making this film at par from any other Pinoy RomComs. Aside from its courageous and liberated approach to the concept of Pinoy love nowadays, the charm of its two great casts: John Lloyd and Angel has effectively brought "kilig" to its audiences across all gender. Supported with talented characters such as K Brosas, Edgar Allan Guzman, Melissa Mendez, Tetchie Agbayani and the Martinez Siblings, you'll never get bored the entire film.

Cinematography-wise, the love scenes are artistically and professionally done in a way that it wouldn't look like an R-Rated Film. Transitions and editing is fairly smooth. I also love the film's Sound Engineering. 

The main strength of this film lies on the Acting prowess of the casts especially John Lloyd and Angel. Direk Cathy has brought the best within every characters in the film. 

The film may at some point sound cliche, but the film is very relatable. Unofficially yours is a film that will entertain you and teach you a lesson in the end. It may not appeal to the conservative belief of others, but its realism formula made this film a blockbuster hit.

I am not a fan of Pinoy RomComs but I did not regret watching Unofficially Yours.