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More on How to Help Typhoon Sendong Victims

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More updates on how to help Typhoon Sendong (Washi) victims in Mindanao through the United Nations, Canadian Red Cross and the La Salle community – donations, volunteers, wire transfer and bank deposits. PLEASE SHARE!

Image from various sources

Image from various sources compiled by Raffy Pekson II

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Kundirana to Celebrate 40th Anniversary Show

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Beloved La Salle Green Hills Kundirana will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a show entitled “KUNDIRANA KUWARENTA NA.” It will be held on November 12, 2011 at the CCP. The show will feature Kundirana Batches 1971 to 2012 with emcees former Bb. La Salle Jackielou Blanco and Sabrina Artadi. Special Guests are Mommy Rose Balana & Tatang Tony Mendoza. The show hopes to raise funds to sustain the Kundirana ministry in carrying out its mission.

Tickets are available at all TicketWorld outlets or call Ticketworld at 891-9999.

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

October 31, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Something is Brewing in Greenhills

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View of Greenhills Shopping Center from the roofdeck carpark

When someone wants to buy fake shoes, bags, shirts, watches, clothes, heck! Almost everything you’d imagine to be a copy. But there’s a transformation brewing inside Greenhills Shopping Center, hopefully to decongest the nighmarish traffic and improve its reputation for providing things beyond fake items.

I came across an e-mail from my high school alma mater’s (La Salle Green Hills) alumni association where it was encouraging members to invest in one of the four high-rise condominiums inside the shopping complex, in return for a portion of the list price being donated to the association’s projects like the adult night school, scholarship funds and outreach programs.

I didn’t know that for 80 years, Ortigas and Company has been developing prestigious communities such as Greenhills subdivisions, Greenmeadows and Valle Verde. There are newer development projects like the Luntala Valle Verde, Ortigas. However, Greenhills Shopping Center has been a melting pot of different religions, races and views for the past decades, and has been a hub for bargain hunters and value-shoppers, so to speak. Today, it is undergoing a redevelopment plan that hopes to transform itself into a complete live, work and play community.

The plan calls for doubling the shopping space that will enhance the “tiangge” shopping style while allowing for a wider array of well-known fashion and lifestyle brands. This will be supported by improvements in the entertainment corridor that includes more dining options, as well as cinemas that showcase the latest in digital technology. In the middle of these, the plan calls for bringing back the community gathering place feel, like the Avenida de Ortigas and the Spanish Steps. An underground parking is under development, to be operational by December this year. And soon, enjoy life in a more personal way at Viridian, the first luxury condominium to rise in Greenhills Shopping Center.

And so the saying goes, “A picture paints a thousand words.”

“Greenhills, I’m looking forward to this awesome transformation!”

Top title photo by elaineverri at Flickr.com

Other images and photos are the property of the La Salle Green Hills Alumni Association (LSGHAA) and GH Heritage Realty Inc.

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The redevelopment plan of Greenhills Shopping Center

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More shopping, dining and entertainment choices

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Artist's perspective of the redevelopment plans

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Some actual photographs

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Philippines Premier Fashion Photographer Raymund Isaac Now a Blogger

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Raymund Isaac, the Philippines’ foremost photography of the stars and celebrities, today informally announced through Facebook that he will post his first blog in his new blog site, http://raymundisaacblog.tumblr.com/. As he described himself as a “People Photographer” his artistic touch transcends decades of work. He was particularly involved in many nudes before, his inclination to being “playful and sensuous” but his art has evolved through the years, and art, form and photography encompass what is Raymund Isaac today, beyond just tagged as a “Premier Fashion Photographer.”

Raymund was a Lasallian from primary school all the way to college where he took up film and television at the De La Salle University. In the many apprenticeship years and experience with luminaries in film and television, he has been cited and awarded numerous times, and have worked with prestiguous locally and internationally known people.

Watch out for his first blog on Monday!

Image of Raymund Issac’s Blog Site

Addendum: Raymund shoots Paris Hilton! Maybe he’ll post some photos, too.

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La Salle Schools Offer Relief Distribution Help for Ondoy Victims

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Written by Raffy Pekson II

September 28, 2009 at 2:16 am