Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Top 12 Linux Distros For 2014

  1. Ubuntu - Ubuntu is a Debian-based distro that uses Unity as a default desktop environment. It’s one of the most popular distros around, and it improves with every release. The latest releases have been quite polished, and have been optimized for desktops, and multi-touch devices such as trackpads and touchscreens.
  2. Kubuntu - Kubuntu is an Ubuntu derivative that uses KDE instead of Unity as the default desktop environment. Beneath this, it is essentially the same as Ubuntu and is released on the same schedule.
  3. Mint - Linux Mint was designed to be an elegant, modern distro that was easy to use, yet powerful. It’s based on Ubuntu and Debian, is reliably safe and comes with one of the best software managers. These days it’s one of the most popular Linux distributions around, claiming to be the most popular home operating system after Windows and Mac OS.
  4. Deepin - Deepin is an Ubuntu based distro that has built the Deepin Desktop Environment (DDE) to appeal to newer Linux users. In fact, we highly recommend new users give Deepin a go. It’s stylish, simple and intuitive, featuring one of the best system settings panel displays of any distro. Deepin also features its own applications, like DMusic, DPlayer and the soon-to-be-released DTalk.
  5. Elementary OS - Yet another Ubuntu-based distro, Elementary OS has differentiated itself superbly since the release of Elementary OS Luna. It features beautiful, simple default apps that follow the OS’s aesthetic appeal, such as Geary for email, Midori web browser, Maya calendar, Totem movie player, and the Noise music player. Some of the default apps were developed in-house in order to meet expectations.
  6. Zorin OS - Zorin OS has been designed specifically for newcomers to Linux, with a look and feel that is all about making a good impression and easing the transition from Windows to Linux. The Ubuntu-based distro features, apps that will be familiar to Windows users, and makes it easy for users to run the Windows apps they still need. Zorin OS 9 has been built to be a lot like Windows 7, hoping to get some new Linux converts from those leaving Windows XP behind.
  7. OpenSUSE - The OpenSUSE distribution is a general distro for Linux built by the OpenSUSE Project, aiming to be both a great beginner distro and something that appeals to experienced Linux users. OpenSUSE comes with YAST, an administration program that controls installations, package management and more.
  8. Fedora - Fedora is an innovation-focused distribution, with a short life cycle that lends itself to leading-edge software. It uses the GNOME desktop environment by default, but users can easily switch to KDE, Xfce, LXDE, MATE and Cinnamon, among others. Custom variations of Fedora, known as Fedora spins, are available for users with particular needs.
  9. Xubuntu - Xubuntu is an Ubuntu derivative that uses the Xfce (XForms Common Environment) desktop environment, meaning it is elegant and lightweight. It’s great for laptops and netbooks as well as desktops. Because it is light and uses few system resources, it is perfect for older computers.
  10. Debian - Debian is an older Linux distribution which comes with the GNOME desktop environment by default, and it’s much-loved for both personal computers and for network servers. However, it’s also available for FreeBSD and work is in progress to support other kernels, such as the Hurd. Debian prides itself on coming preloaded with over 37500 packages, and with simple utilities that make it easy to get more.
  11. Korora - Korora was originally based on Gentoo Linux, and evolved with the aim of making Linux easy for newcomers, but also useful for experts. It comes with a choice of desktop environments, including the Cinnamon, GNOME, KDE, MATE and Xfce desktops.
  12. Slackware - Slackware is a distro built specifically for security and simplicity, aiming to be the most UNIX-like Linux distribution. It’s particularly useful for server management, as it has FTP, email and web servers available to use immediately.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Top 12 Filipino Songs For 2014

  1. Tayo - Sarah Geronimo
  2. Ikaw - Yeng Constantino
  3. Sa’yo - Silent Sanctuary
  4. Mahal Ko o Mahal Ako - KZ Tandingan
  5. Wala Man Sa’yo Ang Lahat - Myrus
  6. Diwata - Abra feat. Chito Miranda
  7. No Erase - James Reid & Nadine Lustre
  8. Right Where You Belong - Julie Anne San Jose
  9. Simpleng Tulad Mo - Daniel Padilla
  10. Bahala Na - James Reid & Nadine Lustre
  11. #Boom Panes - Vice Ganda
  12. Kilometro - Sarah Geronimo

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Top 12 Philippine Newsmakers For 2014

  1. Tado Jimenez - Arvin Jimenez (March 24, 1974 – February 7, 2014), known mononymously as Tado, was a Filipino comedian, actor, radio personality, businessman and activist. His nickname "Tado" comes from a Tagalog expletive he frequently blurts out.[1] Tado was primarily known for the offbeat television program Strangebrew and the U92 radio program The BrewRATs!. Tado died on February 7, 2014 in an accident when a Florida Trans bus fell off a road in Sitio Paggang, Talubin, Bontoc, Mountain Province of the Philippines.[10] In total, fourteen people were killed and more than 32 people were injured.
  2. Vice President Jejomar Binay - Given his position as the country’s second-highest ranking official, it’s normal for Binay to be newsworthy. But this year has been extra controversial for the 2016 presidential polls hopeful—from allegations of an overpriced car park to an overpriced high school building in Makati, and facing (but not attending) a series of Senate hearing probing his supposed Batangas estate. Add to that his plummeting ratings in presidential polls. A packed year for the VP, indeed.
  3. Janet Lim Napoles - She has not been as visible after her arrest in 2013 but Janet Napoles still makes newsrooms busy. Her profuse menstrual bleeding, or of having sex at the hospital made people cringe—issues that surfaced because she sought hospitalization for ovarian tumor. In June, Napoles, the alleged mastermind of the multi-million Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam was charged with plunder, alongside Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada, and Ramon “Bong” Revilla.
  4. Imelda Marcos - The former First Lady and now Ilocos Norte Representative began the year with a bang when she visited and brought wine and flowers to former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who is under hospital arrest and then called President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III unjust and cruel. In November, Sandiganbayan meanwhile seized Marcos's prized paintings by Pablo Picasso, Michaelangelo Buonarotti, Francisco de Goya, among others. One of the paintings was reportedly purchased in 1983 for a whopping $3.5 million.
  5. Manny Pacquiao - The most popular Filipino athlete won in two boxing bouts this year (vs Timothy Bradley in April and vs. Chris Algieri in November) and also donned a basketball jersey instead of gloves, when he joined Kia team as a playing coach. However, his biggest achievement must be the birth of his fifth child, whom he and wife Jinkee named Israel.
  6. Nora Aunor - Superstardom and countless acting accolades have not been enough to convince Malacanang that Nora Aunor deserves to be called a National Artist. In July, President Aquino thumbed down a nomination for Aunor, citing a previous drug-related case in the U.S. Earlier in the year Aunor gained a monument in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, the shooting location of her iconic film "Himala.” Aunor may have lost the prestige and perks of being a National Artist but she’ll always have the support of her legions of fans.
  7. Jovito Palparan - One of the country’s most wanted was arrested in August, in a humble hide-out at Sta. Mesa, Manila. The emaciated Major General once tagged as “berdugo” (butcher) said he stayed free for three years with a facial hair disguise. However, a single ATM transaction gave clues on his whereabouts. He is charged with the disappearance of Karen Empeno and Sherlyn Cadapan and is detained at the Philippine Army headquarters.
  8. Vhong Navarro - Vhong Navarro gained public sympathy as well as scrutiny after appearing on national TV badly bruised, accusing businessman Cedric Lee and several others of almost killing him after an alleged rendezvous with Deniece Cornejo. Model Cornejo eventually accused and charged Vhong of rape (charges were dismissed) while the TV host filed illegal detention charges that placed Cornejo, Lee, et al in jail. In September, Cornejo and Lee posted bail. Apart from the headlines Vhong made, there was a barrage of memes (Remember, ‘dala ka foods’?) and video parodies.
  9. Miriam Santiago - Thanks to her punchlines, Senator Miriam Santiago has always been a favorite source of quotes. But in July, Miriam made headlines, no thanks to an illness. Santiago announced she has lung cancer, prompting a long leave of absence at the Senate and resignation from her post as judge at the International Criminal Court. Now, Santiago claims her health vastly improved after a series of treatment and she is now mustering energy as she eyes the 2016 presidential elections. 
  10. Delfin Lee - Delfin Lee, President of Globe Asiatique and one of the country's top five fugitives, was captured outside a hotel in Malate, Manila and was later brought to Camp Crame in Quezon City. Lee faced syndicated estafa charges filed by Department of Justice (DOJ) for the 6.6 billion pesos Globe Asiatique scam in 2009.  Lee is currently detained at Pampanga provincial jail.
  11. Alan Purisima - PNP Chief Director General Alan Purisima faces graft, plunder and indirect bribery complaints over an allegedly undervalued property and the renovation of a multi-million residence at the general police headquarters in Camp Crame.
  12. Manuel Amalilio - Manuel Amalilio, the brains behind a P12 billion Ponzi scheme in the Philippines, has been freed by a Malaysian court on 21 October 2014 and the extradition request for Amalilio was also denied by the Malaysian government.
References: Amalilio

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Top 12 Philippine Stock Gainers in 2014

Stock Code | Company Name | % Return in 2014 | Company Description
  1. PLC | Premium Leisure | 674.55% | Premium Leisure Corp. (PLC), formerly Sinophil Corporation (SINO), was originally incorporated on November 26, 1993 as Sinophil Exploration Co. with oil and gas exploration and development as its primary purpose. On June 3, 1997, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved SINO's application for a change in primary purpose from oil and gas exploration and development to investment holding. On September 5, 2014, the SEC approved the change in SINO's corporate name to the present one, and the Company moved to change the stock symbol to PLC. The SEC also approved the change in the Company's primary purpose to that of engagement and/or investment in gaming-related businesses. Through its partnership with Melco Crown Entertainment, a developer and operator of integrated gaming resorts in Macau, PLC has an interest in the development of City of Dreams Manila, an integrated entertainment and gaming complex located at the PAGCOR Entertainment City in Parañaque. The Entertainment City is a project of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation, the government agency that regulates integrated resort operations in the country. PLC also owns a 34.5% stake in Pacific Online Systems Corporation (LOTO), a company that provides lottery software and equipment to the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO), which is the government entity that runs lottery operations in the country. LOTO brokers technology from global suppliers of integrated gaming systems and leases these products to PCSO. LOTO enables the PCSO to distribute its lottery products nationwide.
  2. IS | Island Info | 662.50% | Island Information & Technology, Inc. (IS) was originally incorporated on December 10, 1959 as Island Oil Company to primarily engage in oil exploration and mineral development projects. Due to losses incurred, the management decided to shift its oil exploration activities to metal mining in the province of Isabela, thus changing its name from Island Oil Company to Island Mining & Industrial Corporation on January 20, 1965. The increasing costs of operations, fluctuating price of metals in the world market and deteriorating peace and order situation severely affected the mining operations of IS, thus, the management decided to suspend its operations on November 28, 1981. In 2000, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved another change in the Company's corporate name to its present name, and the change in its primary purpose to information technology. On April 4, 2005, SEC approved yet another amendment to the IS' articles of incorporation, particularly its primary and secondary purposes. The new primary purpose of IS is to provide cargo container management and integrated logistics services. Its secondary purpose on the other hand, is the provision of information technology services.
  3. RPL | iRipple | 494.23% | iRipple, Inc. (RPL) was incorporated on November 21, 2000 to establish, operate, develop, manage and provide software solution projects and related businesses as well as to engage in trading of computer hardware and software products. RPL started commercial operations in January 2002. On September 28, 2012, the subsidiary, iRipple Sdn Bhd was incorporated in Malaysia. The Company is the developer of Barter™ Merchandise Management Solution (MMS), a locally developed software solution designed to support the entire merchandising operations of businesses engaged in the buying and selling of goods. Barter™ MMS integrates point-of-sale (POS) transaction data with back-office business functions. In effect, the software can manage the complete retail process including supplier, product, customer and user profiles, as well as generate the corresponding business documents, reports and data analysis. In September 2006, the Company released Barter™ 8 - Supermarket, which is considered as the second generation of Barter™. Barter™ 8 - Supermarket is a software solution specifically designed and developed for the supermarket and department store market segments and is a pre-packaged MMS software that can be implemented across the entire range of supermarkets, department stores, and other retail outlets that carry a wide variety of merchandise, within a relatively short timeframe. The Company is an authorized reseller of IBM and HP servers and POS equipment, Epson printers, and Symbol-Motorola scanners. Under the re-seller agreement, IBM, HP, Epson, and Symbol-Motorola charge the Company at dealer prices and in turn, the Company supplies IBM and HP POS equipment, Epson printers and Symbol-Motorola scanners to their Barter™ clients at a margin. As of December 31, 2013, RPL has deployed BarterTM in more than 1, 100 branches nationwide. This includes BarterTM solutions for retail, distribution, pharmaceutical, and convenience store market segments. As of the same date, Barter POS Solution was installed to approximately 5,000 units all over the Philippines.
  4. CAT | Central Azucarera de Tarlac | 457.50% | Incorporated on June 19, 1927, Central Azucarera de Tarlac (CAT) operates a sugar mill and refinery, distillery and carbon dioxide plants in Barrio San Miguel, Tarlac City. The sugar cane milled is sourced within the Tarlac district and nearby towns of Pampanga. CAT's main products are raw and refined sugar, with the mill and refinery process also producing molasses as a by-product. The combined captive molasses are further processed in the distillery to produce alcohol. The various types of alcohol regularly produced and sold are rectified spirits (purified alcohol), absolute alcohol and denatured alcohol. The slops from the distillery are also captured by the carbon dioxide plant to produce liquid carbon dioxide also in tandem with the distillery.
  5. MAXS | Max's Group | 225.17% | Max's Group, Inc. (MAXS), formerly Pancake House, Inc. (PCKH), was incorporated on March 1, 2000 and is principally engaged in the development, operation, and franchising of food brands, namely, Max's Restaurant and Pancake House. In addition, either directly or through subsidiaries, the Company owns and operates other restaurant brands such as Dencio's, Kabisera ng Dencio's, Teriyaki Boy, Sizzlin' Pepper Steak, Le Coeur De France, Maple, and Yellow Cab. The Company also locally operates international food brands like Krispy Kreme, Jamba Juice, and The Chicken Rice Shop. On December 20, 2013, the Company announced an agreement to sell to the Max's Group of Companies (Max's Group) all of its shares in PCKH. The acquisition was successfully completed on February 24, 2014. Further, on July 1, 2014, the Company announced that it will acquire all of the outstanding shares of several Max's Group entities and will effectively combine the restaurant brands of the Max's Group and PCKH. Each acquired Max's Group entity will continue to operate as a separate subsidiary of PCKH. On August 22, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved the change in the corporate name and stock symbol of PCKH to the present one. Altogether, the Company and its subsidiaries have a network of 498 outlets nationwide and 27 outlets abroad.
  6. NIKL | Nickel Asia | 213.16% | Nickel Asia Corporation (NIKL) was originally formed and operated as a British Virgin Islands company (NAC BVI) in 2006 by combining Hinatuan Mining Corporation (HMC), which owned majority stakes in Taganito Mining Corporation (TMC) and Cagdianao Mining Corporation (CMC), and Rio Tuba Nickel Mining Corporation (RTNMC) under a single entity. On July 24, 2008, NIKL was registered with the Philippine SEC and in March 2009, pursuant to a plan of merger between NIKL and NAC BVI, the Company was reorganized to make NIKL the holding company of NAC BVI's subsidiaries. NKL is primarily engaged in investing in and holding of assets of every kind and description and wherever situated, as and to the extent permitted by law. It is also registered, within the limits prescribed by law, to engage in business of mining of all kinds of ore, metals, and minerals. NIKL is a global supplier of lateritic nickel ore, and operates as a nickel mining company in the Philippines. The Company owns four operating mines, namely: Rio Tuba, Taganito, Cagdianao and Taganaan sites, all of which are located in the southern half of the country. As of December 2013, NIKL's subsidiaries include HMC, TMC, CMC, RTNMC, Faick Ecp Inc., La Costa Shipping and Lighterage Corporation, Samar Nickel Mining Resources Corp., and Cordillera Exploration Co., Inc.
  7. CMT | Southeast Asia Cement | 166.02% | Global Ferronickel Holdings, Inc. (FNI), formerly Southeast Asia Cement Holdings, Inc. (CMT), was established on May 3, 1994 as a holding company. As a holding company, CMT held 1,548,614,753 common shares of industrial material manufacturer Lafarge Republic, Inc., which was subsequently sold in separate transactions in 2013. The Securities and Exchange Commission approved the Company's change in name to the present one on December 22, 2014. On June 7, 2013, the Company's shareholders, Calumboyan Holdings, Inc. (CHI), Lafarge Holdings (Philippines), Inc. (LHPI) and Seacem Silos, Inc. (SSI) signed a sale and purchase agreement with IHoldings, Inc., Januarius Resources Realty Corp., and Kwantlen Development Corp. (collectively IHoldings Group) for the sale of CHIs, LHPI's and SSI's respective shares of stock representing 89.87% of the Company to the IHoldings Group. CHI, LHPI and SSI further sold all of their shareholdings within the same month, causing IHoldings Group to become the new principal shareholder of CMT. In July 2014, the IHoldings Group sold its entire stake in FNI to several companies and stockholders, which intend to inject their nickel mining operations into the Company. On November 27, 2014, the Board of FNI approved the purchase of 126.50 common shares or 100% of Ferrochrome Resources, Inc. (FRI); and 500,000 common shares and 6.25 billion preferred shares or 100% of Southeast Palawan Nickel Ventures, Inc. (SPNVI). FRI has two existing operating agreements in Zambales covering a total of 4,305 hectares to explore, develop and utilize surface and underground chromite and other platinum group metals mineralization. SPNVI meanwhile has one operating agreement covering an area of about 2,835 hectares with nickel ore deposits.
  8. DNL | D&L Industries | 156.70% | D&L Industries, Inc. (DNL) was incorporated on July 27, 1971 primarily as the holding company for a group of companies with interests in the customization, development and manufacturing of food ingredients; colorants, additives, and engineered polymers for plastics; aerosol products; as well as manufacturing of oleochemicals, resins and powder coating. The Company also renders management and administrative services to subsidiaries and affiliate companies. The Company has four principal business lines namely, food ingredients, which manufactures a line of industrial fats and oils, specialty fats and oils, and culinary and other specialty food ingredients; colorants and plastics additives, which manufactures a line of pigment blends, color and additive masterbatches and engineered polymers for a wide range of applications, introducing a number of products into the Philippine market and expanding into the export of certain products overseas; aerosols, which manufactures three-piece aerosol cans and components and provides aerosol contract filling and compounding services; and oleochemicals, resins and powder coatings, which manufactures coconut methyl ester, also known as coco-biodiesel, using its continuous-process methyl ester plant. DNL also toll manufactures a range of related products, including insect control, industrial maintenance chemicals, and home and personal care products, among others. DNL's subsidiaries and affiliates are First in Colours, Incorporated; Aero-Pack Industries, Inc.; Oleo-Fats Incorporated; D&L Polymer and Colours, Inc. The Company holds 34% interest in Chemrez Technologies, Inc.
  9. DD | DoubleDragon Properties | 150.00% | DoubleDragon Properties Corp. (DD), formerly Injap Land Corporation, was established on December 9, 2009 to primarily engage in the business of real estate development and other real estate-related business ventures. The Company started commercial operations in November 2010. DD was originally 100%-owned by Injap Investments, Inc. (IJI), a holding company owned by the Sia family. In June 2012, DD became a joint venture between IJI and Honeystar Holdings Corporation, the holding company of the Tan and Ang families. The Securities and Exchange Commission approved the Company's change in name to its present one on August 1, 2012. As of December 31, 2013, DD holds 100% interest in DoubleDragon Sales Corp. and One Eleven Property Management Corp. The Company also owns 50% of Piccadilly Circus Landing Inc. (PCLI), with the Aryanna Group holding the other 50%. PCLI was the company behind the development of the Umbria Commercial Center in Biñan, Laguna. On February 17, 2014, DD and SM Investments Corporation (SM) signed an investment and shareholders' agreement wherein the former increased its shareholdings and the latter subscribed to shares in CityMall Commercial Centers, Inc., resulting in ownership of 66% and 34%, respectively. DD's projects are mostly located in Iloilo City, particularly the People's Condominium, FirstHomes Subdivision, Injap Tower, and The Uptown Place. The Company also owns the W.H. Taft Residences project in Manila after taking over the development from Philtown Properties, Inc. on November 7, 2012. DD also entered into a joint venture agreement with the City Government of Iloilo to establish a ferry terminal that will link the City of Iloilo to the Island of Guimaras.
  10. CIC | Concepcion Industrial Corp. | 124.05% | Concepcion Industrial Corporation (CIC), formerly Concepcion Airconditioning Corporation (CAC), was incorporated on July 17, 1997 and served as a subsidiary of Concepcion Industries Inc. (CII). The Company is primarily a holding company which operates principally through its two subsidiaries, Concepcion-Carrier Air Conditioning Company and Concepcion Durables, Inc. CIC is a supplier of air conditioners, air conditioning solutions, and refrigerators, and is exploring a potential expansion into other consumer appliance products. Through a restructuring in 2013, CII's ownership interest in CIC was transferred to three other entities. On May 8, 2013, CIC acquired CDI from CII. On June 20, 2013, CAC was renamed to its present name. The Company is part of the Concepcion group of companies, which includes interests in air conditioning, refrigeration, durable goods, communications, malls and real estate properties. CIC has a range of solutions and after-market service across multiple international and Philippine brands including "Carrier", "Toshiba", "Condura" and "Kelvinator". These solutions are designed to serve a wide array of customers and structure types, from individuals and single families living in small residences to thousands of residents, visitors and workers spread across large residential towers and office buildings, entertainment facilities, and commercial and industrial warehouses and factories.
  11. VMC | Victorias Milling Company, Inc. | 123.41% | Victorias Milling Company, Inc. (VMC) is a corporation duly organized on May 7, 1919 to engage in integrated raw and refined sugar manufacturing. VMC's sugar plant facilities are located in Victorias City, Negros Occidental. The primary purpose of VMC is to operate mill and refinery facilities for sugar and allied products, as well as engineering services. On July 3, 2013, SEC approved the inclusion of ethanol and/or potable alcohol production, infrastructure, transportation, telecommunication, mining, water, power generation, recreation, and financial or credit consultancy in the Company's business purposes. In the mid-1990s, VMC encountered financial difficulties due to its failure to effectively contain rising overhead costs against a backdrop of falling domestic prices of sugar, and increasing competition from both new and expanded sugar mills and refineries. After going through different stages of legal proceedings, VMC came up with an Alternative Rehabilitation Plan (ARP) that was approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on November 29, 2000. As of August 2013, the operating subsidiaries of VMC include Victorias Foods Corporation, Victorias Agricultural Land Corporation, Canetown Development Corporation, Victorias Golf and Country Club, Inc., Victorias Quality Packaging Company, Inc., and Victorias Industrial Gases Corporation. These subsidiaries are engaged in several businesses to operate factories and other manufacturing facilities; to acquire and own agricultural and other real estate properties; to purchase, develop, lease, exchange and sell real estate; to acquire and maintain golf course and tennis courts, residential and other similar facilities; to manufacture and sale polyethylene bags, boxes, packages and special packaging products; to import, export, buy and sell, at a wholesale or at retail of gases.
  12. MED | MEDCO Holdings, Inc. | 121.05% | Medco Holdings, Inc. (MED) was originally incorporated on October 23, 1969 as Mindanao Exploration & Development Corporation and engaged in mineral exploration and development. In May 1995, the international business conglomerate Lippo Group, through Citivest Asia Limited, acquired approximately 67% of the outstanding capital stock of MED. With the entry of the Lippo Group in the middle of 1995, MED embarked on a major corporate shift that resulted in its transformation into an investment holding company and the adoption of its current corporate name. In line with the change in its primary business purpose, MED had previously sold all its rights, titles, interests including all liabilities and obligations in its mining lease contracts and operating agreements to South Seas Oil & Mineral Exploration Development Co., Inc. Since then, MED had been engaged in investment holding activities. At present, MED's investment portfolio is composed of holdings in companies involved in financial services (commercial and investment banking) and trade development (operation of exhibition halls and conference facilities). MED's subsidiaries and affiliates are Medco Asia Investment Corporation, Export & Industry Bank, Inc., and Manila Exposition Complex, Inc. MED does not produce or sell any product, or offer any service. On the other hand, its significant subsidiaries do not employ any third party distributors or agents to distribute their products and services. The Company plans to implement its recapitalization plan within 2014. Given a favorable outlook on the local investment environment in 2014, MED envisions the realization and closing of a new profit-enhancing investment transaction in the near term.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Top 12 Box Office of 2014

Highest-grossing movies at the domestic box office (U.S. and Canada) from 2014, as of January 4, 2015.

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - Director: James Gunn |  Stars: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana | “ $333.1 million* ”
  2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) - Director: Francis Lawrence | Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson | “ $323.7 million* ”
  3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) - Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford | “ $259.8 million ”
  4. The Lego Movie (2014) - Director: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller | Stars: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett | “ $257.8 million ”
  5. Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) - Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci | “ $245.4 million ”
  6. Maleficent (2014) - Director: Robert Stromberg | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville | “ $241.4 million ”
  7. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) - Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy | “ $233.9 million ”
  8. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) - Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett | “ $220.6 million* ”
  9. Big Hero 6 (2014) - Director: Don Hall, Chris Williams | Stars: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung, T.J. Miller | “ $211.2 million* ”
  10. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) - Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis, Kodi Smit-McPhee | “ $208.5 million ”
  11. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) - Director: Marc Webb | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Paul Giamatti | “ $202.9 million ”
  12. Godzilla (2014) - Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe | “ $200.7 million ”

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Top 12 Filipino Movies For 2014

  1. Mula Sa Kung Ano Ang Noon (From What Is Before, Lav Diaz)
  2. Violator (Dodo Dayao)
  3. That Thing Called Tadhana (That Thing Called Meant To Be, Antoinette Jadaone)
  4. Esprit de Corps (Kanakan Balintagos)
  5. Relaks, It's Just Pag-Ibig (Relax, It's Just Love, Antoinette Jadaone & Irene Villamor)
  6. Lorna (Sigrid Andrea Bernardo)
  7. She's Dating the Gangster (Cathy Garcia-Molina)
  8. Hindi Sila Tatanda (Malay Javier)
  9. Mariquina (Milo Sogueco)
  10. Bwaya (CrocodileFrancis Xavier Pasion)
  11. Mga Kwentong Barbero (Barber's Tales, Jun Lana)
  12. Little Azkals (Babyruth Villarama)