[PHOTO AT LEFT - Sun lover: Aga Muhlach’s latest TVC for Sun Cellular lets him connect with its 12 million subscribers.]

MANILA, APRIL 9, 2010 (STAR) This summer, Aga Muhlach basks in the Sun’s glory with his latest TV commercial (TVC) for Sun Cellular.

Promoting the network’s unbeatable Call & Text Unlimited P25 (CTU 25), the “Sarap ng Buhay sa Sun” TVC has a happy and upbeat vibe.

“I had fun doing the commercial,” Aga enthuses. “When I delivered the ‘12 million subscribers, 5,000 cell sites’ line, I really felt like it’s connecting me to the viewers.”

For Aga, the TVC’s theme — “Sarap ng Buhay sa Sun” — is for real! He’s living the good life now with his loving family, he has three movies lined up this year opposite Regine Velasquez, Lea Salonga and Angel Locsin; a weekly TV series with Ai-Ai delas Alas; and a booming real-estate business in Batangas and, of course, an endorsement he truly believes in.

Sun Cellular subscribers have all the reasons to feel good just like Aga. For only P25, they are treated to 24 hours nonstop calls and texts all day, all night. And with Sun Cellular’s fast-expanding network with over 5,000 cell sites nationwide and growing, nonstop calling and texting is not just anytime, but also anywhere.

This network growth is also complemented with Sun’s growing community — now with over 12 million subscribers nationwide. Sun subscribers can easily call or send text messages without any conditions — no time limit, no minimum balance required and no special codes to remember before calling. The CTU 25 is not a promo but a permanent service from Sun Cellular.

What’s more Sun Cellular prepaid subscribers automatically get free one day of unlimited Sun-to-Sun calls and texts after three consecutive days of loading Sun CTU 25. This means that you get four CTU 25 loads for the price of three. This promo is open to all Sun prepaid subscribers until April 30.

For inquiries, call the Sun hotline 200 from your Sun mobile phone or 395-8000 from your landline. For a list of all Sun Cellular’s best value products and services, visit www.suncellular.com.ph.

Asiana begins flights to Japan's 'Paradise of Flowers' (The Philippine Star) Updated April 09, 2010 12:00 AM

[PHOTO AT LEFT - Boeing 777-28E/ER of Asiana Airlines - HL7596 - Seoul Incheon International Airport - South Korea]

MANILA, Philippines - Asiana Airlines (OZ), Korea’s multi-awarded carrier, has announced that it has begun services to Ibaraki, Japan.

Asiana Airlines recently held its inaugural flight from its hub at the Incheon International Airport to the newly opened Ibaraki Airport, making it the first international airline to service the route.

Asiana Airlines president and CEO Young-Doo Yoon, Seoul Regional Aviation Administration Commissioner Young-Chang Ryu, Incheon International Airport vice president Young-Keun Lee and other airline industry officials attended the event.

Ibaraki is highly regarded as the paradise of flowers in Japan, being home to some of the most famous gardens such as the Kairakuen and Fukuroda Falls.

Ibaraki also has many springs, golf courses and shopping outlets. It is a renowned tourist spot for travelers from Tokyo.

The new Ibaraki Airport is an hour and 30 minutes’ drive from central Tokyo, about the same distance from Tokyo to the Narita International Airport.

With Ibaraki Airport’s smaller size, however, time from check-in counters to departure gates is comparatively less. Travelers using the Ibaraki Airport are expected to save about 30 minutes to an hour on their trip.

Asiana Airlines will operate daily flights to the new route with an Airbus A320 seating 141 passengers.

With the inauguration of the Ibaraki route, Asiana will operate to 17 cities, 24 routes and 176 weekly flights from Korea to Japan, making it the largest foreign airline to operate in the country.

In the Philippines, Asiana flies out from Manila, Cebu and the Clark International Airport to Incheon and many international destinations across Asia, Europe and America.

Chief News Editor: Sol Jose Vanzi

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