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Asian Academy of Television Arts







The Asian Academy of Television Arts is a specialty school offering career training courses for people who want to be in television either as a production professional or as a performing artist. The Academy offers programs in the field of television production and performing arts via accelerated, intensive lectures, workshops, and hands-on training from professionals and practitioners in the television industry.

Class work is designed to complement various television productions and other performances. In the final phase of study, students consolidate their knowledge, skills and experience in the production of a Show Case performance project. The Show Case production is designed to highlight each student’s exemplerary ability and is presented to contemporary industry professionals. Students are given an overview of the television industry and how it works through a series of specialist talks held during conversation sessions with reknowned personalities working on and off camera in television.

With its intensive training, The Asian Academy of Television Arts aims to provide the entertainment industry with professional, motivated artists driven with integrity and passion for their craft.

Our students may choose from the following career directions:

Creative Television Production

Become a television Executive Producer Learn the rudiments of becoming a TV Production Manager Be prepared to work in various aspects of Television Production Learn to be a member of a television program’s production team and work your way to the top… Competition for entry-level positions in …

Creative Scriptwriting For Television

Develop Professional Writing Skills Expand and Strengthen your Craft in Writing the Formats Expand your knowledge of the Scriptwriting Process and Television Practice Take advantage of the intensive Creative Scriptwriting for Television course at the Asian Academy of Television Arts designed …

Performing Arts Specializing In Acting Singing Or Dance

“I love acting. It is so much more real than life” … Oscar Wilde “Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made”… George Burns “Acting is not being emotional but being able to express emotion” …Kate Reid “The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word” … Mata Hari …

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AdBoard Ad Academy holds lecture series

AdBoard Ad Academy holds lecture series

The AdBoard Ad Academy held a seminar last June 15, 2012 at the AdBoard office. The half-day event discussed topics on “How to maximize your iPhone4s and iPad 2 and the Basics of Social Media.” Speakers included Jerry Liao of InfoChat(shown in picture); and Marianne Villeza and Aries dela Peña of Power Mac Center. The AdBoard Ad Academy is a project of the AdBoard’s Industry Development Committee led by AdBoard Director Rudy Villar(SM Development Corp.-PANA) to ensure the industry’s continuing education on current issues and trends focused on digital marketing and related marketing communications topics and developments.




In today’s demand for advanced digital technology and an evolving online lifestyle, Manila Ocean Park introduces the latest technology to become the leading tech-savvy theme park in the country.

Social media sites specifically Facebook and Twitter have been the favorite tools used by Filipinos to connect with loved ones from abroad, post status updates and share photos with friends. The virtual world has been more accessible due to the latest gadgets currently available in the market. This new trend is especially appealing to the youth, who are tech-savvy and able to adapt to the new features and enhancements.

Instant Facebook Update
Manila Ocean Park recently acquired an innovative IT solution from Europe. This technological breakthrough device will be seen in the different popular attractions such as the Oceanarium,
Trails to Antartica, Marine Life Habitat, Jellies Exhibit, Liquid Pool and Lounge and Acquatica.
Guests to log in using their Facebook or Twitter account. Guests will be provided with an e-wrist tag which stores their social media information and lets them share their status updates and photos to their online friends. This technology was first introduced for inventory control and timing sporting events. Now it’s being used as a social tool, where real time meets the virtual world with no geographical boundaries.

Instant Info Download
Students who go to the park for field trips can benefit from the QR (Quick Response) Code. This tool proves to be convenient since information seen in the labels of the attractions such as various types of fishes can be scanned using the QR Code and stored in mobile gadgets. The QR Code consists of square dots arranged on a white background. This code can also access the website of Manila Ocean Park and browse current promos and events. It displays text and images making it easy to check out the latest happenings in the integrated resort destination.

Free High-Speed Internet Access
Guests can now conveniently go online as the entire park facility becomes a Wi-Fi zone. They can check emails, share photos instantly and send updates in real time, almost as if their online friends are enjoying the moment with them. This hotspot coverage will surely enhance guest experience and moves connectivity to a higher level.


There are lots of fun activities to do this summer at the city’s all-season holiday destination, Manila Ocean Park. Swim with your friends at one of the largest pools in the bay area or choose from any of the promo bundles and get the chance to see the wonderful marine life species as our main attractions.

Manila Ocean Park gets ready for its 4th year anniversary celebration with the launch of the Summer Anniversary Raffle Promo. For every P500 single receipt purchase, guests are entitled to a raffle coupon for a chance to win a brand new KIA RIO and cash prizes. This is available for walk-in purchase at the ticket counter. Promo period is from March 17 to June 17, 2012.

A summer vacation is the perfect time for swimming with family and friends. Choose from various Swimming and Fun promos that will surely beat the intense summer heat: Buy 3 and Get 3 FREE Swimming tickets based on P200 published rate per person. Another option is  Buy 5 Swimming tickets and Get 5 FREE Musical Fountain Show tickets promo. Avail of these promos from March 1 to June 1, 2012. Swimming Packages at P250 per person is inclusive of pool entrance and set meal from Liquid Pool and Lounge. Promo is valid until June 12, 2012. Swimming and Fun facilities include adult and kiddie pools (outdoor and indoor), jacuzzi, shower area and lockers. Swimming pool schedule is from 8 AM to 5 PM daily.

Funtasea  offers a special promo – Buy 30 tokens and Get 2 Penguin Talk Show Tickets FREE. Funtasea features kiddie rides and interactive games at the Mall area. Penguin Talk Show is a live interactive animation with our own digital puppet called Hamboo the Penguin. Show schedule starts at 10:30 AM onwards (every 30 minutes). Promo period is from  March 1 to June 1, 2012.

Be fascinated with the All Star Bird Show, a fun experience with various exotic bird species as they glide and provide a highly-entertaining show for the whole family.  Come and be amazed with cool tricks and moves by these intelligent winged creatures.

Last April 14, Fam-Olympics was held where families participated in exciting challenges and won cash prizes and giveaways.

AQUA – the biggest pool party was held last April 28 attraction tours, swimming, concert and other exciting activities.

Manila Ocean Park is located behind Qurino Grandstand, Luneta Manila. For inquiries, visit or call 567-7777 loc. 153, 118 & 119.

Logos Hope – Floating Library At Pier South MANILA 2012


President Aquino, Ombudsman Morales lead PPI Press Forum speakerFor the first time in its history and in celebration of its 25th year since reactivation, the Philippine Press Institute (PPI) will have President Benigno S. Aquino III and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales as keynote speakers during its 2-day by-invitation only 16th National Press Forum on April 23-24 at the Traders Hotel Manila.

This also marks the 48th founding year of the Institute since 1964.  It was rendered moribund during martial law, re-activated after the People Power Revolution, and incorporated in 1987.

President Aquino will be the first head of state to address the only annual gathering of owners, publishers and editors from Luzon, Visayas andMindanao, representing 72 publications.   The President is expected to deliver a message on the “protection and preservation of press freedom and democracy” in the opening ceremonies on April 23.  Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales will keynote the Community Press Awards, honoring the best civic journalism reportage of the previous year.

Justice Carpio-Morales administered the oath of office to President Aquino on June 30, 2010, the first female magistrate to do so.  The PPI Board was inducted by the President on October 3, 2011 in Malacañan.

The National Press Forum is the only conference of its kind when the collective leadership of the nation’s influential publications convene in Manilato discuss matters concerning the industry and issues affecting the professional and ethical practice of journalism.  This year’s conference theme “Media Accountability and Public Engagement” will serve as opportunity for the media to assess itself since the restoration of democracy over 25 years ago.  Attendant issues to be discussed will be the Asian Media Barometer: The Philippine Study, media self-regulation and the safety and welfare of journalists.

Since 2009, the annual National Press Forum, one of the most-anticipated print media events, is being consistently supported by The Coca-Cola Export Corporation (TCCEC) under its long-term project on “Building Better Communities Through Civic Journalism” which started in 2002 with training programs.

This year, St. Luke’sMedicalCenterstands as the exclusive forum partner.  Other major sponsors are Chevron Philippines, Inc., First Philippine Holdings Corporation, Liwayway Marketing Corporation, Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, Anflo Management Investment Corporation, United Laboratories, Land Bank of thePhilippines, Pilipinas Shell, McDonald’s Philippines, Smart Communications, Inc., and PetronPhilippines.  The United Print Media Group (UPMG) is the print media partner.  Tv5 agreed to give full coverage of the event.

The Philippine Press Institute is the national association of newspapers.  Its principal mandate is to protect press freedom and continuously professionalize newspapers via seminars, workshop, forums and strategic partnerships with other media organizations.  It also collaborates with corporate supporters for the conduct of these activities.

Seven outstanding papers vie for PPI Awards

Four weekly and three daily regional publications have made it to the finalists’ circle in the 2011 Civic Journalism Community Press Awards. Weekly publications Mabuhay (Malolos, Bulacan), Baguio Midland Courier (Baguio City), Edge Davao (Davao City) and The Mindanao Cross (Cotabato City) figured prominently in the the screenings. Daily publications Sun.Star Davao (DavaoCity), Sun.Star Cebu (CebuCity) and Sun.Star Pampanga (City ofSan Fernando) also made it to the initial round of judging.

All seven community newspapers will be vying for excellence in six major categories: best in photojournalism, best in culture and arts reporting, best in science and environmental reporting, best in business and economic reporting, best editorial page, and best edited community newspaper.

The winners will be announced during the awards program on April 24 at Traders Hotel Manila during the 16th National Press Forum and Annual Membership Meeting of the Philippine Press Institute. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales will be the guest of honor and speaker for the 16th awards season. No less than President Benigno S. Aquino III will keynote the opening ceremonies of the conference which has “Media Accountability and Public Engagement” as this year’s theme. The PPI is celebrating its 48th founding year and 25 years since reactivation after the People Power Revolution.

The additional category on culture and arts, which is this year’s theme for photos and stories exhibit will be presented by the National Commission on Culture and Arts (NCCA). The winner of the exhibit will receive trophy and cash.

The management of the awards, cash prizes and trophies are being funded by The Coca-Cola Export Corporation (TCCEC) and the six newspaper-members of the Board such asMalaya, Philippine Daily Inquirer, BusinessWorld, The Philippine Star,ManilaStandard Today, and the Journal Group. The TCCEC is the major strategic partner of the PPI for its project on Building Better Communities Through Civic Journalism since 2002.

The forum and awards are also being supported in part by St. Luke’sMedicalCenterwhich is this year’s exclusive forum partner. Other major sponsors are: Chevron Philippines Inc., Liwayway Marketing Corporation, Metro Pacific Investment Corporation, First Philippine Holdings Corporation, Anflo Management Investment Corporation, Petron Philippines, United Laboratories, Land Bank of thePhilippines, Pilipinas Shell, McDonald’sPhilippines, and Smart Communications, Inc.

Part of the donations will go to the training fund of the Institute to support workshops and seminars for its members for continuing media education and professionalization.