Saturday, November 17, 2018

RCBC advocates bank consumer protection with latest online campaign

As today’s banking consumers shift to digital, RCBC wants Filipinos to make wise and careful choices in their transactions. While going online makes everyday activities easier and convenient, it also exposes accounts to risks which is why it is always important to take precautions to protect one’s personal information. 

To remind everyone to be proactive in securing their bank accounts, the Yuchengco-led bank introduces a team of safety-savvy individuals, The Unstealables, to show the importance of keeping financial data secure both online and offline. With this unique trio, RCBC highlights the responsibility it shares with clients in keeping the integrity of their accounts by giving simple tips and smart practices. 

The Filipina cartoonist who’s making a splash in the world stage

While artwork from local comic strip legends such as Mars Ravelo (“Darna”) and Carlo J. Carapas (“Panday”) are utterly adored throughout the country, there is little local attention being given to a Filipina cartoonist who is making big waves all around the world.

From critical acclaim and major showcases, to features in prominent comics conventions and anthologies, November Garcia’s wild ride to international notice began in earnest just a few years ago — yet, it is something that she’s been working towards her entire life.

On December 5 in cinemas: Watch “WIDOWS” become heist masters

“Widows” takes the audience into the ruthless criminal world where the most vulnerable and overlooked people were women, deemed incapable of anything other than being judged by their appearances.  But in “Widows,” these women took on challenges against their stereotype and transformed themselves into more than capable forces, determined to take their destinies into their own hands. 

Liza takes on the TechnoMarine “What’s In A Box” Challenge

Ever so game, Liza Soberano takes on the TechnoMarine ‘What’s in the box’ challenge that has become a viral hit! See how Liza, sporting her favourite TechnoMarine watch, the perfect partner at work or play, takes on creepy and other freaky stuff without fear and hesitation. 

Click on the link to watch the vids that has taken social media by storm!

See the beauty of Jeju Island in Wanna Travel with KPOP boyband Wanna One

Wanna Travel S1 is a 12-episode travel variety show with the membes of Wanna One.  Join Wanna One as the embark on a special 2-day trip together to Jeju Island!  See the dorky and cute sides of the members of Wanna One in where they travel together for the first time as a whole group in a variety show!

A happy healing journey that Wanna One always wanted!  Watch the members of Wanna One enjoying themselves playing Go Kart, eating nice food, driving around, playing games, being goofy in their interactions, fishing, enjoying at theme parks and more!

Managing a small business? Here’s why online banking is good for you

If you own a small business, one major challenge that could hound you is managing cash flows. Unless you are heavily capitalized, clients stalling payments, unexpected outflows and outstanding bills that won’t wait to be paid are major worries.

PSBank, the consumer banking arm of the Metrobank Group, shares a number of good reasons on how owners of small businesses could benefit from using corporate online banking facilities such as PSBank Online Buddy (BOB), particularly in relation to cash flow management.

Zebaztian Kadestam captures One Welterweight World Championship with knockout of Tyler Mcguire

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), electrified the Stadium Istora with another evening of world-class martial arts action. Indonesia’s bustling capital city of Jakarta played host to ONE: WARRIOR’S DREAM, which featured the absolute best in local and international martial arts talent. In the main event, Zebaztian Kadestam was crowned the new ONE Welterweight World Champion after knocking out opponent Tyler McGuire.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Solar Entertainment to bring NBA Action to Filipino viewers all season long

The long wait is over as Filipino basketball fans can catch another new season of the NBA.

After the Golden State Warriors won back-to-back titles thru a series sweep versus the Cavaliers last June.  The excitement and anticipation for the next season happened a few weeks after as talented rookies were drafted, players switched teams thru trades and marquee players signed with teams via free agency.

The ABCs of administering first aid to pets


Staying calm in the midst of an emergency is easier said than done. An owner’s calm demeanor is usually the first thing out the door the moment they lay eyes on their injured pet. Driven by fear, several owners would attempt to administer first aid on their furry companions. Though treatment must be left to the professionals, owners may provide basic first aid to their pets to alleviate some of the pain. 

Committed to educating the Filipino pet community on proper pet care, the Pet Food Institute (PFI) shares some tips on how to administer basic first aid to pets. 

Maxicare HealthHub at Manila Doctors Hospital

Maxicare Healthcare Corporation, the country’s leading healthcare provider, recently launched the Maxicare HealthHub, a one-stop healthcare hub that utilizes cutting-edge technology to streamline the process of going for a medical consultation, offering a relaxing and convenient way for members to access their benefits. 

New line of stylish shoes for men

After decades of providing highest-quality and fashionable shoes for women, Figlia, one of the country’s leading shoe brands, finally launched its first line of stylish shoes for men – Figlia UOMO. 

Deriving its name from the Italian word UOMO which means man, Figlia UOMO characterizes men’s versatility, stylishness and diversity through its impeccable designs, top-notched quality and competitive pricing. 

Brandon Vera faces off with Mauro Cerilli at One: Conquest of Champions Open Workout in Manila

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held the official ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS Face-off and Open Workout at the Victoria Sports Tower in Manila. In attendance was reigning ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera of the Philippines, as well as his opponent Mauro “The Hammer” Cerilli of Italy. Co-main event participants Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of the Philippines and Amir Khan of Singapore also faced off.

Ticket information for ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS is available at

Seafarers’ mental health take center stage at SM

Hundreds of Filipino seafarers attended “Kumusta, Kabaro?”, a comprehensive mental health program launched by GOLD Foundation and SM Global Pinoy.
Over 25% of the world’s seafarers show signs of depression, according to the International Maritime Charity Sailor’s Society. Stress, harassment, bullying, fatigue, loneliness, and isolation from family can easily impact their mental health, which makes seafaring the second-most at risk profession worldwide when it comes to suicide.

To shine light on the issue, Gregorio Oca Leadership & Development (GOLD) Foundation, in partnership with SM Global Pinoy, the Associated Marine Officers and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP), and International Seafarers Welfare & Assistance Network (ISWAN), held the “Kumusta, Kabaro?” Day at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall in Pasay City.

Akari lights up Adamson Falcons teams’ UAAP Season 81 campaign

For the past five years, Akari has been supporting Adamson in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP). Season 81 is no exception as Akari continues to soar with the Falcons.

Akari is once again going all out to support the Adamson Falcons in their bid for a men’s basketball championship. Since taking over the program in 2016, coach Franz Pumaren has steered the team to two consecutive Final Four appearances. This year, the Falcons are touted as strong contenders in the senior men’s basketball division.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

First Black Arrow Express 5150 Triathlon a huge success

The inaugural Black Arrow Express 5150 race crowned Australia’s Mitch Robins and Guam’s Manami Iijima as this year’s first-place finishers

8 November 2018 Manila, Philippines – Black Arrow Express, last mile and consumer delivery firm under total logistics provider AAI, recently sponsored the 5150 Triathlon held at Subic Bay last November 4. In partnership with Sunrise Events Inc., the official licensee of the 5150 series by the World Triathlon Corporation, the event had an outstanding turnout of more than 1,500 attendees, including over 900 participants from all over the world. 

“BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY” Sing-Along version in cinemas starting November 14

 Ready your vocal chords once again to the beat of the legendary  songs of Queen as the lyrics are about to be flashed this time on the silver screen of your choice.  The part biopic, part concert “Bohemian Rhapsody” movie that continues to rock worldwide audiences will have a sing-along version starting November 14 in local (PH) cinemas.

Christmas comes alive at Filinvest City

Filinvest City in Alabang has become the ultimate holiday destination in the south with its highly anticipated annual holiday tradition. Now on its sixth year, Filinvest City is kicking it up a notch as it brings Christmas to life in the Metro South.

Dubbed “Christmas Comes Alive,” this year’s celebration has a whole line-up of exciting activities, events and entertainment for everybody’s enjoyment. Starting November 16 until December 31, 6 p.m. to 12 a.m., friends and families can come together at the now completed Spectrum Linear Park and delight in Filinvest City’s Christmas display—made even more lively for a more memorable experience—weekend bazaar with a variety of good eats, and heart-stopping concert performances.

Bosch rolls out exciting holiday promos with Shopee

Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services, and leading e-commerce platform Shopee, bring in the holiday rush with a series of big sales with Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale last November 11 and soon on December 12.

“Customers are at the forefront for Bosch, and we continuously strive to give them ease of access to our products and services through our offline and online channels,” said William Go, Country Sales Director of Bosch Power Tools, and Philippines. “Through our partnership with Shopee, we are able to broaden our reach and give shoppers the convenience to have their very own Bosch power tools and accessories wherever and whenever they want, this Christmas season.”

Chris Hemsworth is having a grand time in R-Rated “BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE”

Beneath the sexiness, glitz and glamour is paranoia in the riveting mystery thriller “Bad Times at the El Royale” set in the tumultuous 1960s directed and written by blockbuster filmmaker Drew Goddard (The Martian, World War Z) that also stars a powerhouse cast composed of Chris Hemsworth, Academy Award-winner Jeff Bridges, Tony Award-winner Cynthia Erivo, Lewis Pullman, Dakota Johnson, Cailee Spaeny and Emmy Award-winner Jon Hamm. 

“ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL” Latest Battle Ready Trailer Reveal

The cinemas are set for the latest powerful collaboration of highly-respected filmmakers James Cameron, Jon Landau and Robert Rodriguez in another yet unparalleled cinematic experience in “Alita: Battle Angel” in 2019.

20th Century Fox has just released its Battle Ready Trailer (20th Century Fox PH Facebook page and 20thcenturyfoxph YouTube channel). 

Immerse in the Wizarding World at IMAX at SM Cinema with J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Get your wands ready at SM Cinema branches as our new favorite wizard, Newt Scamander is back on an attempt to stop Grindelwald on the newest movie feature, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Win up to P10 million just by using PayMaya plus additional cashbacks this 11/11!

PayMaya gives Filipinos 10 million reasons to celebrate the holiday season as one lucky PayMaya user stands a chance to win P10,000 everyday from November 8 to December 31, and as much as P10 Million with its PayMaya Pa More raffle promo. In this photo: Raymund Villanueva, Head of Growth and Marketing for PayMaya Philippines. 
PayMaya takes holiday madness to the next level with ‘PayMaya Pa More!’ P10 million raffle promo  

PayMaya is ringing in the holiday cheer–whether it’s shopping online or at the mall, sending money to loved ones, buying load, or even paying for bills—with the launch of its “PayMaya Pa More!” promo, where account holders stand a chance to win as much as P10 million in the grand raffle draw and a myriad of other prizes and cashbacks every day.  

With PayMaya, you’ll get more from every cashless transaction from November 8 to December 31 because you get raffle entries for a chance to win P10,000 every day or as much as P10 million in the grand raffle draw just by using your app or card. 

Here’s how you can earn raffle entries:  

16th Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards launched

(L-R) Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc. chair Fr. Jose Victor Lobrigo; Citi Philippines CEO Aftab Ahmed and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas governor Nestor Espenilla, Jr.
The search is on and nominations are underway for the most inspiring micro business owners nationwide.
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) governor Nestor A. Espenilla, Jr. and Citi Philippines CEO Aftab Ahmed jointly announced the launch of the 16th Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA) during the recently held annual conference of the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc. (MCPI).

Since its inception in 2002, the CMA awards program, a partnership among BSP, Citi Philippines and MCPI, with funding support from Citi Foundation, has been steadfast in its commitment towards recognizing entrepreneurs who have beat the odds, lifting themselves and others out of poverty. The awards also recognize the strong support from microfinance institutions as key partners, underscoring the role these organizations play in financial inclusion and enterprise development. 

In his keynote speech, governor Espenilla took note of how digital technology has made an impact in the development of microfinance in the country. “The digital revolution is fundamentally reshaping the financial inclusion landscape and traditional financial value chains,” he said. “Rapid digital innovations in financial technologies have led to the emergence of more dynamic business models.”

"Amidst all the talk of technology and disruption, it is only appropriate that we continue to showcase inspiring stories through the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards, which has served as a vehicle for inspiring microentrepreneurs nationwide to achieve greater heights,” says Espenilla.

The event saw the introduction of the commemorative book “From Modest Dreams to Microentrepreneurial Triumphs,” which shares success stories of past CMA winners, inspiring tales of winning against adversity through hard work and perseverance.

In his remarks, Citi’s Ahmed said: “The Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards are about the passion, energy, and commitment of microentrepreneurs who want to do better for themselves and their families. At Citi, we are proud to help people pursue their dreams because we are committed to making a difference in the communities where we live and work.”

Governor Espenilla and Aftab Ahmed serve as co-chairpersons of the CMA National Selection Committee. Other members include industry and community leaders such as Ayala Corporation president Fernando Zobel de Ayala; RFM Corporation president and CEO Jose Ma. Concepcion III; GMA Network, Inc. chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe Gozon; former Philippine Daily Inquirer chairperson Marixi Rufino-Prieto; DTI secretary Ramon Lopez; SPARK! Philippines trustee Imelda Nicolas; SM Investments Corporation vice chair Teresita Sy-Coson; Voyager Innovations, Inc. president Orlando Vea; National MSME Development Council-Mindanao Private Sector representative Mary Ann Montemayor; and University of the Philippines Diliman chancellor Dr. Michael Tan.

The awards are open to microenterprises with business assets up to PhP3 million. The award categories are Microentrepreneur of the Year Award, regional awardees from the three major island groups (Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao), Youth Microentrepreneur of the Year, and special awards for agri micro-business, community leadership, and green/sustainable business.

The national winner of the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards will receive PhP200,000 while the three regional awardees, the youth awardee, and special awardees will each get PhP100,000. The loan officers and MFI branches of each awardee are also given  a cash incentive of PhP10,000. Semi-finalists will receive a cash incentive of PhP10,000.

In addition to cash prizes, long-term sustainability of the winning microenterprises is of vital importance, thus, entrepreneurship training and mentoring is also provided at the Citi Microenterprise Development Center.

About Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is the central bank of the Republic of the Philippines. It was established on July 3, 1993 pursuant to the provisions of the 1987 Philippine Constitution and the New Central Bank Act of 1993. The BSP took over from the Central Bank of Philippines, which was established on January 3, 1949, as the country’s central monetary authority. The BSP is committed to promote and maintain price stability, a stable financial system, and efficient payment and settlement system, conducive to a balanced and sustainable growth of the economy.

Since 2000, the BSP has played a key role in increasing access to financial services to the entrepreneurial poor by mainstreaming microfinance in the banking sector. In 2007, the BSP embraced the goal of financial inclusion as a way of bringing the financial system closer to all Filipinos, especially to the financially underserved and unserved. The overall vision is to build an inclusive financial system where there is effective access to a wide range of appropriate financial products and services for all filipinos. The Philippines is known for having one of the best regulatory frameworks for microfinance, and as a global leader in terms of having a conducive environment for financial inclusion.  

About Citi Foundation
The Citi Foundation works to promote economic progress and improve the lives of people in low-income communities around the world. We invest in efforts that increase financial inclusion, catalyze job opportunities for youth, and reimagine approaches to building economically vibrant cities. The Citi Foundation's "More than Philanthropy" approach leverages the enormous expertise of Citi and its people to fulfill our mission and drive thought leadership and innovation.  

About Citi
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. 

Additional information may be found at

Twitter: @Citi

About Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc.
The Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc. (MCPI) is the national network of microfinance institutions (MFIs) and support organizations in the Philippines advocating sustainable, innovative, and client-responsive solutions to poverty in the country. MCPI is currently comprised of 61 members (48 MFIs, 2 regional networks, and 11 support organisations) which account for 80 percent of the microfinance sector in the Philippines. Its key programs include advocacy, capacity building for MFIs, social performance management and client protection in microfinance, knowledge management, and network development.

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Kevin Belingon unifies One Bantamweight World Championship with split decision victory over Bibiano Fernandes

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), had another memorable and historic evening in the Lion City as the capacity crowd at the Singapore Indoor Stadium witnessed an amazing display of heart-pounding martial arts action. ONE: HEART OF THE LION featured compelling bouts, including a highly-anticipated world title unification rematch that served as the centerpiece of the blockbuster card. In the main event, Kevin Belingon of the Philippines became the undisputed ONE Bantamweight World Champion, defeating Brazilian legend Bibiano Fernandes.

In the main event of the evening, Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon of the Philippines ended the near-five year reign of now former belt holder Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes of Brazil to successfully unify the bantamweight titles. Belingon employed a terrific game plan, attacking Fernandes’ body with thudding spinning back kicks while connecting on fiery boxing combinations. Fernandes did his best to take the action to the ground, but Belingon showed much improved grappling skills. After five rounds of action, Belingon took home the victory via split decision and was crowned the undisputed ONE Bantamweight World Champion.

Adventure becomes bigger in IMAX at SM Cinema as Ralph Breaks the Internet!

This November, IMAX at SM Cinema will transport you to the Internet world as Wreck-It-Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz return for more adventure in Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet!

Venus Tan is the new Chief Operating Officer of TPB

The Board of Directors of the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Marie Venus Tan as its Vice Chairperson and concurrently, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the TPB.

Prior to her assumption of office at the TPB, COO Tan was the Director of the Department of Tourism in the Cordillera Administrative Region (DOT-CAR) for three (3) years. In that capacity, she spearheaded several urban rehabilitation tourism initiatives, including her brainchild campaign, Rev Up, Revive, Revisit, Revitalize (REV-BLOOM), Project Stobosa, Project PURAW and the Village Innovation Community Enhancement Project, among others. Likewise, COO Tan held the post National Coordinator for International Marketing and Promotions of North Luzon and Palawan from May 2015 until September 2018.

Rare Philippine Maps at Insulae Indiae Orientalis: The 36th IMCoS Symposium

Ayala Museum and Gallery of Prints, with the support of The International Map Collectors Society (IMCoS) and the Philippine Map Collectors Society (PHIMCOS), present the 36th International Map Collectors Society (IMCoS) Symposium on October 15-17, 2018 at the Ayala Museum, Makati City.

For the first time in Southeast Asia, foreign antique map collectors and collectors with their Philippine counterparts will gather in Manila to attend in a series of lectures centered on the role and importance of historical cartography of the Insulae Indiae Orientalis or the East Indies Islands, which reveal the European knowledge of the region as early as the 16th century. Focused on historical issues and unexplored accounts reflected in the antique maps and prints, the symposium will present papers that will deepen appreciation for these significant documents.

AXA Philippines holds Reverse Mentoring Program

AXA Philippines president and CEO Rahul Hora (rightmost) with other members of the executive leadership team, senior managers, and digital specialists during the Reverse Mentoring Program launch.

The executive leadership team of AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance company, have teamed up with the organization's digital specialists for a revolutionary Reverse Mentoring Program.

The program aims to create an exciting opportunity for members of the leadership team and the digital specialists to learn from one another and grow together in building AXA’s digital capabilities to help empower Filipinos to live better lives.

Missing Martha Cecilia on MC Day.

Para Siempre: A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of the Romance Diva 

Last October 28, more than a hundred people gathered to celebrate “Martha Cecilia Day” with The Eirycats, the romance diva’s group of loyal fans-turned-friends. That special day was the 25th anniversary of Martha Cecilia as a romance writer. Precious Pages Corporation, publisher of Precious Hearts Romances decided to launch her last novel: The Farmer and the Heiress, written in 2014 and completed by her daughters Nina Martinne and Tsina Cajayon. The event was held at The Space at the 4th floor of JRich Corporate Center in Sto. Domingo Avenue, Quezon City.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Magic mattress delivered right at your doorstep

TRILL: Mattress in a Box
Buying new stuff for your home can be a hassle, especially if you live alone. Good thing shopping for a new mattress has been made more convenient with the launch of the new TRILL: Mattress in a Box.

Delivered right at your doorstep, TRILL: Mattress in a Box is the country’s first-ever high-quality and versatile mattress that comes in a creative packaging. Using advanced, innovative technologies, it is a magic mattress that expands into a big, luxurious bed when unboxed. TRILL mattress is also the first in the country to have a plush and firm side that can be switched in one easy flip to suit different desired levels of comfort.

SM Cinema, lone Philippine brand to win at Marketing Events Awards 2018

SM Cinema is the lone Philippine brand to win in the prestigious Marketing Event Awards 2018 in Singapore. The largest film exhibitor in the country bagged the Bronze Award for Best Event – PR/Guerilla Marketing Stunt. 

SM Cinema’s execution of the Avengers Fan Event and Deadpool as a part of its Reel to Real campaign was awarded Bronze in the Best Event – PR/Guerilla Marketing Stunt category by the international award-giving body, which recognizes the excellence in event marketing across South Asia, Southeast Asia and Australia-New Zealand regions.

Samsung introduces new refrigerator line made for the Southeast Asian Market

The Samsung Bottom Mount Freezer
Samsung, the global leader in technology and innovation, recently unveiled its new refrigerator line specifically made to cater to the Southeast Asian consumer’s needs. It highlights technology that increases storage capacity for different food items and, at the same time, lessens food preparation downtime.

Introducing the latest Bottom Mount Freezer (BMF), equipped with an advanced feature called the Optimal Fresh Zone. This new refrigerator model not only boasts premium-looking design and Digital Inverter Technology, it also enables Filipinos to maximize usage and capacity of their refrigerators.

Flexible cooling and convertible temperatures for optimum freshness

The new Samsung BMF comes with the Optimal Fresh Zone, a specialized compartment between the chiller and the bottom freezer. This compartment provides the ideal temperature for storing meat, fish, and poultry, keeping them fresh for longer without the need to “freeze” them.

This unique feature works by constantly blowing cool air to maintain a climate of -1°C, creating the best conditions for preserving food usually stored in the freezer while still keeping their texture and taste.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Better, more convenient digital banking

Citi credit cardholders will have a better, easier, and more personalized digital banking experience with the new and improved Citi Mobile App. The next generation mobile app features groundbreaking capabilities and innovative functionalities that allow users to do more. 

Manoj Varma, Citi Philippines consumer business head said, “We at Citi are highly committed to expanding and enhancing our digital capabilities for the ease and convenience of our customers. We are passionate about meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations.”

SM Cinema brings you to the other side of the world with the 3rd German Film Week

This November, SM Cinema, together with the Goethe Institut Philippines and Film Development Council of the Philippines, will bring you to the other side of the world as they proudly present the 3rd German Film Week.

Here are the ten (10) full-length films that will celebrate the brilliance of German cinema that connects to audiences across the world.

A Perilous Journey beckons in R-Rated Film “BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE”

Stars collide in the upcoming R-rated intense crime drama “Bad Times at the El Royale” featuring the director’s (Drew Goddard) dream cast composed of Academy Award®-winner Jeff Bridges (Crazy Heart), Tony® Award-winner Cynthia Erivo (Broadway’s The Color Purple), Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades trilogy), Emmy® Award-winner Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Cailee Spaeny (Pacific Rim: Uprising), Lewis Pullman (Battle of the Sexes), and  Chris Hemsworth (Avengers: Infinity War).

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Additional Bouts announced for ONE: HEART OF THE LION in Singapore on 9 November

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced additional bouts for ONE: HEART OF THE LION set for Friday, 9 November at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. In the main event, reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan of China will defend her title against ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee of Singapore in one of two epic World Champion vs. World Champion super-bouts on the evening. In the co-main event, reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Bibiano “The Flash” Fernandes of Brazil will defend his title against ONE Interim Bantamweight World Champion Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon of the Philippines in a highly-anticipated bantamweight title unification bout.

Ticket information for ONE: HEART OF THE LION is available at

SAMSUNG launches the world’s first Quad Rear Camera smartphone, the Galaxy A9

Samsung Electronics Ltd. announced the Galaxy A9, a smartphone built for those who love to explore, capture the moment, and share it as they see it. The pioneering Galaxy A9 debuts the world’s first quad rear camera and is packed with features designed to help you live each day to the fullest.

The Galaxy A9 is tailored for those who know what they want, and go after it. Whether it’s capturing a dare-devil selfie or that perfect panorama, the Galaxy A9 is the ultimate companion for capturing and sharing everyday adventures, no matter where life takes you.  

Level up your wardrobe with Citi PayLite

Now is the perfect time to upgrade your wardrobe as Citi and ZALORA keep you in style.

Get ZALORA e-Gift Cards when you shop at 0% Citi PayLite until October 31, 2018. E-Gift cards may be redeemed until January 1, 2019.

For a minimum single-receipt PayLite spend of P10,000 at any Citi PayLite enabled partner-merchant, you get a P500 ZALORA e-Gift Card. You can also get a P1,000 ZALORA e-Gift Card for every minimum single-receipt PayLite spend of P25,000. 

The Search for Dean Winchester Begins in the Premiere of Supernatural Season 14

New season shows every Wednesday at 10.35pm on AXN

Popular dark fantasy series Supernatural makes an explosive return to AXN with the premiere of Season 14 on October 17. 

With Dean possessed by the archangel Michael in the finale episode of Supernatural Season 13, this new instalment begins with Sam enlisting everyone’s help to track down Dean, who can literally be anywhere. Meanwhile, Castiel may be in over his head after meeting up with an unreliable source. After being drained of his grace, Jack is adjusting to life as a human, learning new skills and figuring out how he fits in to this world of hunters.  

Monday, October 29, 2018

Why SAMSUNG Digital Appliances make perfect home partners for newlyweds

Have memorable date nights, even at home, with the Samsung Twin Cooling Refrigerator and Smart Oven

Attention, soon-to-be brides and grooms: Your wedding day will be one of the most exciting days of your life. Nothing compares to the thrill of marrying your one true love in a celebration which you both so ardently and meticulously organized, but the days after your nuptials will be even more special. It’s an exceptional time filled with many meaningful “firsts,” like moving into your own home. As the foundation of your new life together, you’ll want to set this space up with quality pieces that’ll create many wonderful moments for you and your future family. 

Samsung Digital Appliances make great additions to every newlywed residence. They’re equipped with innovative features and technologies that create the perfect homemaking experience. Not only do they help you manage the household with ease, they also turn chores into perfect bonding opportunities.     

Filinvest City’s enhanced masterplan gets green light

Filinvest City, Filinvest Alabang, Inc.’s (FAI) flagship central business district (CBD) in Metro South, has received government approval for its enhanced masterplan that harmonizes modern conveniences and nature through more sustainable and green-oriented features. With the go-ahead, Filinvest City can now fully implement plans for additional open spaces to transform them into functional areas like parks. In the pipeline are the Central Park and Creekside Park, which will strengthen Filinvest City’s image as a true green community. 

Celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th Anniversary with these Special Collectibles

Filipino fans are in for a treat with these special edition items 

As a special treat for fans on Mickey Mouse’s 90th anniversary, Disney Philippines launches an exciting range of collectibles available at SM Malls. Part of the ‘Share-A-Smile’ campaign, the new collection includes everything from toys to clothing to tableware. It’s perfect for the generations of kids and kids at heart who have found joy and magic with Mickey over the past nine decades.

Read on to find out more about the new line of Mickey-themed must-haves available at SM Malls.

Black Arrow Express expands fleet to create a “MEGA-LINEHAUL” Network in the Philippines

The additional truck routes will improve the company’s shipment services across the country

Black Arrow Express, last mile and consumer delivery firm under total logistics provider AAI, is proud to announce that is launching a mega-linehaul to cater to growing shipment demands from the eCommerce industry, while also improving delivery time and overall logistics flow. 

Unique franchise program of Kuya J unveiled

Kuya J, the country’s fastest-growing casual dining restaurant chain, introduced recently its one-of-a-kind franchise program at the SMX Convention Center in SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City. 

HIV awareness must be made more understandable for young adults

Durex Philippines recently launched its Always Come Prepared campaign that aims create HIV awareness and help prevent it. Key organizations--UNAIDS, Love Yourself, and advocates from the medical field, and Boys Night Out (BNO), joined hands with Durex on its mission to curb HIV in the country. (L-R) BNO's Slick Rick, Reckitt Benckiser Read for regulatory Atty. Ricky Salvador, Sex Therapist Dr. Rica Cruz, UNAIDS Country Director for the Philippines Dr. Louie Ocampo, Reckitt Benckiser General Manager Chris Ritchie, Infectious Diseases Expert Dr. Marion Kwek, Love Yourself and Safe Spaces advocate Losif Cadelina, and BNO's Toni Tony and Sam YG.

Only 15 percent of young adults aged 15 to 24 years old have knowledge about HIV prevention, a UNAIDS Philippines study showed. The lack of an extensive sex education in the curriculum is seen as a contributing factor—directly or indirectly—to the country’s high HIV growth rate.

Home Factory Outlets 3rd Anniversaya Home Fair

Let's celebrate at Home Factory Outlets 3rd year ANNIVERSAYA HOME FAIR and grab our amazing deals.

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

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IMAX at SM Cinema Rocks your World in Bohemian Rhapsody

IMAX at SM Cinema will rock your world as it takes you to the life of one of the world’s most beloved musicians and entertainers of all time in upcoming film Bohemian Rhapsody!

Considered as one of the legends of the musical world, Freddie Mercury (Rami Malek), the lead singer and front man of British rock band, Queen, was once just an aspiring singer. In his quest to stardom, he went through countless rejections and disappointments. 

But against all odds, together with his bandmates, Brian May (Gwilym Lee), Roger Taylor (Ben Hardy), and John Deacon (Joseph Mazzello), we see the meteoric rise of the now legendary band that changed the musical landscape forever.

Capture more with SAMSUNG’s first triple camera smartphone, the Galaxy A7, in stores now!

Experience the power of three cameras with the Samsung Galaxy A7, now available in stores nationwide.

As the tech giant’s first triple camera smartphone with a very accessible price point, the Galaxy A7 allows users to capture more sights and details anywhere they go. Create breathtaking and unrestricted wide-angle photos with the standout 120° Ultra Wide Lens. Highlight what matters with the Galaxy A7’s Depth Lens with Live Focus, which adjusts blur levels to create sharp contrasts and beautiful bokeh effects. Take crisp and clear shots under any lighting condition with the 24MP camera with low light F1.7 aperture.

Aung La N Sang authors sensational win against Mohammad Karaki to retain One Middleweight World Championship

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), returned to the beautiful city of Yangon with another evening of authentic world-class martial arts action. ONE: PURSUIT OF GREATNESS sent shockwaves of excitement throughout the iconic Thuwunna Indoor Stadium, featuring a series of compelling bouts that left fans on the edge of their seats. The blockbuster event culminated with a much-awaited championship clash as two-division kingpin Aung La N Sang defeated Lebanese challenger Mohammad Karaki to successfully defend his ONE Middleweight World Championship.

In the main event of ONE: PURSUIT OF GREATNESS, “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang retained his ONE Middleweight World Championship in dominant fashion, toppling Mohammad Karaki of Lebanon by technical knockout in the first round. Aung La N Sang was the aggressor from the opening bell, unloading a barrage of strikes against the challenger, who tried in vain to take the bout to the ground. A well-placed uppercut from Aung La N Sang stunned Karaki and signified the beginning of the end as he put his opponent away with a relentless volley of punches, forcing the referee to call a halt to the contest and award the victory to the hometown hero. His impressive performance earned him the GoDaddy Knockout of the Night.


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