Friday, June 22, 2018

“Safeguard: Pabaon sa Buhay (Protection for Life)” Film Reveals the Secret to Norman King's Success


When Norman King made history by becoming the first Aeta to graduate from a premier state university in the Philippines, he was the talk of the town in an instant. His story was an inspiration to many. But what could be his secret to success? 

Safeguard Philippines reveals the story behind Norman King's success and how he became ready to face the big world in a recent video launched. The "Safeguard: Pabaon sa Buhay” film revolves around the life lessons his mom, Warlita King, imparted to him from his younger years until his coming of age. These life lessons or "Pabaon sa Buhay" set Norman ready for the independent life.

Groove Your Way into Shape with Sony Fit Fest


Sony Channel invites everyone to its first ever workout party! Sony Fit Fest will showcase how an active and healthy lifestyle is fun! The event will be held at SMX Aura Convention Center on July 7, 2018 (Saturday) from 1pm to 8pm. 

No need to be a fitness buff to participate in the event because there will be activities appropriate for all fitness levels. So, mark your calendars and tell all your friends as well. 

The event is a fitness festival that will feature glow-in-the-dark yoga, Zumba, Mixed Martial Arts, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes alternating with a series of surprise exercise challenges. There will also be a circuit space for those who want to do strength training.

Facts and fiction about wearing eyeglasses


Growing up we often encounter all kinds of misconceptions about wearing eyeglasses along with countless myths about vision problems. 

How can we differentiate fact from fiction?

Wearers become dependent on their eye glasses, they will never take them off. FICTION 

Prescription glasses correct your vision. Day-to-day tasks are easier because everything is clear. You constantly wear your glasses not out of dependence, but because all your visual difficulties disappear. 

Araneta Center Bus Port gives travelers a hassle-free travel experience with PayMaya!


Travelling to must-see destinations in the Philippines is now made easy as PayMaya partners with Araneta Center BusPort (ACBP) to give travellers safer and convenient ways to book bus tickets for their much awaited trip around the country.

Travellers can already reserve and pay for their bus seats in advance through the Araneta Center BusPort website (https://www.aranetacenterbusport.com/), with a payment gateway powered by PayMaya Business. This means they can easily use their credit, debit, or prepaid VISA, JCB, and Mastercard to pay for their ticket reservations online.

You are what you eat: optimizing food intake based on your genes

The importance of a scientific and tailored diet 

Most people pursue good dietary habits to develop strong, healthy, and fit bodies. Popular health programs promise benefits like weight loss and management, decreased risk for heart disease and other serious ailments, as well as overall physical, mental, and emotional wellness.

While it’s beneficial to consume healthy meals every day, it’s always better to first determine what your body really needs and create a plan to address your unique genetic make-up. This is where nutrigenomics—the study of genes and how they affect your reaction to certain food compounds and chemicals—can help. 

Make summer moments last with SAMSUNG Digital Appliances’ Happy Summer After Deals—available until June 30 only!


Score amazing discounts on state-of-the-art Samsung appliances until June 30!

Summer may be officially over, but it doesn’t have to end for you and your loved ones. Keep the magic of this sunny season alive in your home with Samsung Digital Appliances’ Happy Summer After Deals. Drop by any authorized Samsung dealer today until June 30 to get up to 20% off on state-of-the-art home partners guaranteed to make every day feel like a vacation for your family. 

Monday, June 18, 2018

Adidas creates new Climachill range to keep athletes comfortable and cool in extreme heat


adidas’ new CLIMACHILL structure helps prevent wet cling and increases air flow intended to allow athletes to train longer in hot conditions 

adidas launches a new innovation in the CLIMACHILL range created to help athletes train harder for longer, even in high temperatures.  

Xiong Jing Nan defends One Women's Strawweight World Championship against Laura Balin in Macau, China

Adriano Moraes and Geje Eustaquio set to unify flyweight titles in epic rematch

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced the main event for ONE: PINNACLE OF POWER, set for the Studio City Event Center in Macau, China on Saturday, 23 June. 

Reigning ONE Women’s Strawweight World Champion “The Panda” Xiong Jing Nan of China makes the first defense of her world title against Laura “La Gladiadora” Balin of Argentina in the evening’s headlining bout. In the co-main event, reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes of Brazil faces ONE Interim Flyweight World Champion Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio of the Philippines in a flyweight title unification bout.

Ticket information for ONE: PINNACLE OF POWER is available at www.onefc.com.

Enjoy your favorite roasted chicken, take home P100,000 with Chooks-to-Riches promo


Countless Filipinos are recognized as modern heroes for their commitment and sacrifices to provide only the best for their families.  

As a brand that recognizes the Filipinos’ Sarap ng Pagsisikap, Chooks-to-Go is giving Pinoys more reasons to celebrate their sweet successes as it launches its Chooks-to-Riches promo. 

Monsanto PH conducts financial literacy training for Pangasinan farmers

Monsanto Philippines, in partnership with the local government of Urbiztondo, recently conducted a seminar on financial literacy to 200 corn farmers. 
Monsanto Philippines recently conducted a seminar on financial literacy for 200 corn farmers in Urbiztondo, Pangasinan, with the goal of broadening farmer’s knowledge on managing farm income and finances. The event was organized in partnership with the local government of Urbiztondo, a third class municipality, through its Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO).

The training was facilitated by financial consultants from the International Marketing Group-Wealth Academy (IMG-Wealth Academy). The 200 farmers who attended the training were selected from each of the corn farming barangays of Urbiztondo. In his opening remarks, Mayor Martin Sison II highlighted that trainings like this are beneficial especially to farmers. He requested the “attendees to share the knowledge that they have gained from the seminar to their fellow farmers and neighbors so that everyone can benefit from it.”

Living the dream at The Enclave Alabang by Filigree


Investing in an upscale residential development invokes careful planning and decision making. It may be the first big venture for the family, so there are many crucial things to consider. 

Paolo Cayton and Elsandra Neri Dagondon-Cayton, a young, successful couple with a growing family, thought things over when they were choosing their own home. After judicious research and comparison of various development projects, the many superior qualities of The Enclave Alabang by luxury real estate brand Filigree easily met their criteria. They are now among the proud and satisfied property owners at The Enclave Alabang.

The Enclave Alabang is in an unrivaled upmarket location along the primary Daang Hari Road, allowing for ease of access via major thoroughfares like the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Skyway, and the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway or MCX, was the winning feature for the couple.

Ma Hao Bin expects big reward if he triumphs at ONE: PINNACLE OF POWER


“The Southern Eagle” Ma Hao Bin has always possessed the drive and talent to achieve all of his lofty goals as he has capitalized on every opportunity that has come his way in his professional mixed martial arts career.

The 24-year-old Chinese national freestyle wrestling champion is unbeaten on the ONE Championship stage, acing his six assignments in the promotion with flying colors.

Making his professional debut in 2016, Ma took home the ONE: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS (CHANGSHA) Flyweight Tournament Championship, defeating Wu Ting Shen and Bu Huo You Ga in a single evening of action.

Since then, Ma has strung together an impressive win-loss slate of 11-2, which includes four wins by submission and two by knockout.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

One Championship announces additional bouts for ONE: SPIRIT OF A WARRIOR set for Yangon on 29 June


The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced additional bouts for ONE: SPIRIT OF A WARRIOR, which is set for 29 June at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar. In the main event, reigning two-division world champion, Aung La “The Burmese Python” N Sang of Myanmar, will defend his ONE Middleweight World Championship against Ken Hasegawa of Japan.

Ticket information for ONE: SPIRIT OF A WARRIOR is available at www.onefc.com.

SM Cinema Hosts the Biggest Superman Fan Gathering in Manila


“Look, up in the sky, it's a bird, it's a plane... It’s Superman!” 

SM Cinema, as it connects to its audience through the Reel-to-Real experience, celebrates a major fan gathering event at SM Megamall Mega Fashion Hall for the 80th anniversary of the world’s most iconic superhero, Superman!

Flyweight title picture hangs in the balance for Danny Kingad in Macau


ONE: PINNACLE OF POWER in Macau, China on June 23 is one of the deepest cards from top to bottom offered by ONE Championship for its 24-event calendar this 2018.

From the preliminary portion to the main card of ONE: PINNACLE OF POWER, there are plenty of bouts with championship and ranking implications, including the three-round flyweight encounter between former title contender Danny Kingad and Chinese prospect Ma Hao Bin.

The winner of the aforementioned 61.2-kilogram tussle could earn a shot at the ONE Flyweight World Championship, which will be on the line in the main event of ONE: PINNACLE OF POWER as Adriano Moraes is slated to duke it out with Geje Eustaquio in a much-awaited rematch and title unification contest.

Friday, June 15, 2018

AXA Philippines’ empowering talk at Talent Management Asia Conference


AXA Philippines chief human resource officer Jaspreet Kakar discussed how multinational companies build and sustain talent during the recent Talent Management Asia Conference 2018 at the SM Aura SMX Convention Center in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.  

Kevin Durant goes California Casual


The recently named 2-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant has just unveiled his next basketball signature shoe with the Swoosh: the Nike KD 11.

Based on Durant's preference for not tying his laces too tight, designer Leo Chang was faced with the challenge of what new technologies would match that particular feel that the 2x champion wanted. He knew that with KD's love for that kind of fit, he had to find the perfect balance between a sock and a lightweight runner. 

The King's Sword Is Invincible. TEAMGROUP Releases the Latest Gaming Luminous Memory Module T-FORCE XCALIBUR


Ever since from the release moment, TEAMGROUP T-FORCE gaming memory module series has been creating global gaming trends and won multiple major international design awards. Today, the long expected latest RGB memory module – T-FORCE XCALIBUR is released. The king’s sword will dominate the industry by the outstanding unique design and extremely high-speed experience. Along with the gorgeous special edition and the simple general version with two ultra-high frequency DDR4 3600MHz and DDR4 4000MHz, T-FORCE XCALIBUR will fully satisfy global gamers who love building their own PC, meanwhile, it will also show the solid strength and the charm of T-FORCE product series in leading the global gaming market.

How financially savvy are you?


Being financially savyy means spending, saving, and investing wisely on things that will matter even in the future. But a lot of Filipinos show a lack of commitment when it comes to financial literacy and competence. 

According to a survey done by rating agency Standard & Poor’s, only one out of four Filipino adults is considered financially literate. The question is: How smart are you at handling your own money?

“BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE” Trailer Debut


“Bad Times at the El Royale” trailer debut reveals an intense, sexy and dangerous night at a hotel full of secrets and mystery that features an all-star studded cast including Chris Hemsworth, Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Cailee Spaeny, Lewis Pullman and Nick Offerman. 

Directed by Drew Goddard (Cabin at the Woods), “Bad Times at the El Royale” follows seven strangers, all with secrets they have to bury who meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale – a rundown hotel with a dark past.  Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption… before everything goes to hell.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Edward Kelly fixes sights on another highlight-reel finish to establish world title contender status


After scoring a highlight-reel finish in his last bout, Filipino homegrown talent Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly looks for another scintillating performance as he is set to have his second scheduled match under the ONE Championship banner in 2018.

Kelly will be squaring off with former ONE Featherweight World Champion Narantungalag “Tungaa” Jadambaa on the undercard of ONE: PINNACLE OF POWER, which takes place at the Studio City Event Center in Macau, China on June 23.

The 34-year-old Baguio City native eyes a follow-up to his 21-second knockout win over Cambodia’s Meas Meul this past January.

It’s Time to Bust the Myth about Commercial Pet Food!

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Pet Food Institute clarifies misconceptions about commercial pet food


At this age of technology, where all kinds of information are available online, most pet owners rely on the internet for any pet query without verifying it with their local veterinarians. Responsible pet owners must be wary not to fall victim to false claims about pet food.

The Pet Food Institute, together with its members who make pet food and treat products, reinforces its position as a partner for pet owners in ensuring the wellbeing of pets by spreading information and de-bunking myths pet owners have on commercial pet food.  

Juice up and save up with PayMaya QR at Pure Nectar


Health buffs on the go can now enjoy a seamless and convenient way to pay for their favorite cold-pressed juices and fruit shakes at select Pure Nectar branches in Metro Manila, and even get free upgrades to boot when they pay using PayMaya QR! In photo are PayMaya Head of Consumer Business Raymund Villanueva and Fruit Magic Co., Inc. Director of Sales and Marketing Arielle Escalona.

Living a healthy lifestyle just got a whole lot easier as PayMaya and Pure Nectar partner to offer a convenient way of paying for your favorite cold-press juices and fruit shakes–and a chance to save money with free upgrades to boot!

Blue Ant Extreme brings movies and gaming entertainment for your viewing pleasure this June


Get rid of your Monday blues this June with Blue Ant Extreme’s Brotastic movie nights with heart-racing movies specially lined up for your enjoyment. Your great Monday movie indulgence starts on 11 June, 9:55 PM with the strong and deadly The Scorpion King: Rise of a Warrior with Michael Copon taking the lead role as Mathayus.

Mondelez Philippines on being Open and Inclusive


At first glance, everything about Mondelez Philippines as a company sounds exciting. As the maker and distributor of the world’s and the Philippines’ favorite snack products, the prospect of being part of the company sounds delicious! 

Mondelez Philippines is the local unit of the global snack giant Mondelēz International, which houses Filipino’s all-time snack favorites such as yummy Eden Cheese and Cheez Whiz that make for perfect merienda creations, delicious and drool-worthy Oreo cookies, Cadbury Dairy Milk and Toblerone chocolates, and refreshing Tang fruit-flavored powdered beverages.

There is no stopping Mongolian brute Narantungalag Jadambaa at age 42



At an age when many athletes have already decided to call it a day, former ONE Featherweight World Champion Narantungalag “Tungaa” Jadambaa is still aiming to reach the peak form of his professional career.

If anyone thinks that his best days are in the rearview mirror, the 42-year-old Mongolian veteran begs to disagree.

“Age is just a number. Anything is possible if you work for it,” Jadambaa quipped.

Tens of thousands of Citi volunteers celebrate Global Community Day in the Philippines


Citi Philippines CEO Aftab Ahmed is joined by more than 300 volunteers to paint chairs and cover books for “Brigada Eskwela” at the Upper Bicutan Elementary School in Taguig, as part of Citi’s worldwide Global Community Day celebration

Annual event contributes nearly four million hours of service since launch

Citi recently celebrated its annual Global Community Day, as more than 5,000 Citi volunteers in the Philippines engage in service activities in their local communities. In the days leading up to and including Global Community Day, more than 100,000 Citi colleagues, alumni, clients, family and friends in more than 450 cities across 90 countries and territories volunteer on 1,400 service projects that are helping address a range of community needs, from feeding the hungry to revitalizing schools for a better learning environment to preparing young people for jobs.  

Monday, June 11, 2018

AXN Announces Asia’s Got Talent S3 Open Auditions in Manila @ Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City Experience Museum (QCX) - Saturday, June 30, 2018


Philippines, it’s time to get your act together!   

AXN has announced that the Philippines open auditions for the new season of top-rated series Asia’s Got Talent will be held at Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City Experience Museum (QCX) 

Saturday, June 30, 2018. 

The one-day event is part of AXN’s regional Asia’s Got Talent audition tour which also includes stops in Bangkok, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.  

Doors will open from 10am at Quezon Memorial Circle, Quezon City Experience Museum (QCX) with hundreds of aspiring performers expected to attend for their shot at international fame and a life-changing grand prize of USD100,000.  

“The Philippines has constantly delivered extraordinary acts on Asia’s Got Talent that have gone on to the final stages of the competition. Last season we had three Filipino acts in the grand finals with DMX Comvalenoz and Neil Rey Gracia Llanes making it to top three. In season one, El Gamma Penumbra won the series with their captivating shadow-play performance,” said Derek Wong, Vice President, Production, Sony Pictures Television, Networks, Asia. “We’re looking forward to discovering a whole new generation of Filipino stars in the next season of Asia’s Got Talent.”  

Due to the expected turn-out and exceptionally high demand on audition day, performers are encouraged to pre-apply online to expedite the registration process on the day (www.AXNAsia.com/AsiasGotTalent).  

TechnoMarine's gift of time for dad

TechnoMarine UF6 Men’s 45mm Stainless Steel Quartz
In most families, dad is provider, disciplinarian, and protector. Hardworking, he always tries to balance time at work and precious moments with family. 

Although work may sometimes keep him from spending more time with his wife and kids. He makes sure not to miss an opportunity to be with his family and to spend quality time with them. 

AXA strengthens its commitment to fight climate change


AXA, the leading global insurer, reaffirms its commitment to sustainability as it joins the fight against climate change. Thomas Buberl, AXA CEO, announced several initiatives and decisions that are to be set in motion in the areas of investments, divestments, and insurance. 

“As a global insurer and investor, we know that we have a key role to play and are proud to have taken these decisions and to have inspired others,” said Buberl. “In the spirit of the Paris Agreement, we want to accelerate our commitment and confirm our leadership in the fight against global warming.”

All-you-can-eat with Citi PayLite


Indulge on a free weekday buffet at Vikings, Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot, Tong Yang Plus, Niu by Vikings and the Alley outlets when you avail of Citi PayLite until June 15, 2018.

Make Monday to Friday a feast at some of the best restaurants in the country, for free! Simply make a single-receipt PayLite transaction of at least P25,000 until June 15, 2018.

To redeem your free lunch or dinner buffet, present your valid charge slips with your Citi credit card at any participating Vikings, Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot, Tong Yang Plus, Niu by Vikings (lunch only), and the Alley outlets. Redemptions can be done on weekdays until August 15, 2018. 

Book Now, Travel Later: Up to 55% OFF on Discovery’s Independence Day Online Sale


It’s the much-awaited annual sale of The Discovery Leisure Company, a homegrown group of award-winning hotels and resorts. Book online from now until Sunday, 17 June 2018, to enjoy up to 55% discount on accommodations in Palawan, Tagaytay, Ortigas, and even Boracay when it re-opens later on.

It pays to book early and to plan your travel ahead of time – the amazing online deals are only available for a few days. The best part? You have a vacation to look forward to throughout the rest of the year (here’s the good news: Boracay stays are good until March 2019!).  

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Widows Trailer Debut


From Academy Award®-winning director Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”) and co-writer and bestselling author Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”), comes a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption: “Widows" is the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. 

BLIMS MID-YEAR SALE 2018


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Bring home the comfort and check out the BLIMS Mid-year Sale from June 8 to July 31! 

Get 40% off on all featured sofas, 6 mos. 0% int. on all major credit cards.

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Better Together: Travel Smart Like Vern and Verniece Enciso


To have a sister is nothing but wonderful. It is like an added cushion for extra comfort or a partner that stands by you through it all. For travel and fashion bloggers Vern and Verniece Enciso, it is all about trying new adventures, being playful with concepts for every place they visit, and indulging in the musts in pursuit of their desire for travel.

“I scan the best place to take pictures and videos. We also plan our outfits with that place in mind,” Verniece said when asked on tips for new travelers.

Kevin Belingon takes on Martin Nguyen for One Interim Bantamweight World Championship

SHANNON WIRATCHAI FACES FORMER ONE LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION SHINYA AOKI

LEGENDARY RENZO GRACIE RETURNS TO ACTION IN FAREWELL MATCH AGAINST YUKI KONDO

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced the main event for ONE: REIGN OF KINGS, set for the Mall of Asia Arena on Friday, 27 July. In the main event, Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon of Baguio City, Philippines will take on Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen of Sydney, Australia for the ONE Interim Bantamweight World Championship. 

In addition, two blockbuster bouts have also been announced. Rising Thai superstar Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai makes his way to Manila to face former ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki, while the legendary Renzo Gracie returns to action in his final farewell match to face veteran Yuki Kondo.

Ticket information for ONE: REIGN OF KINGS is available at www.onefc.com.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Britain’s Got Talent Crowns its First Comedian in 12 Seasons


Winner ‘Lost Voice Guy’ makes Britain’s Got Talent history

After an amazing night of performances by a diverse group of acts with unbelievable talent, Lost Voice Guy was crowned the winner of 2018 Britain’s Got Talent!

Lost Voice Guy, also known as Lee Ridley, is the first comedian to ever win Britain’s Got Talent in 12 seasons. The 37-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, uses a voice synthesizer for his acts - but that didn’t stop him from winning £250,000 in prize money and the opportunity to perform at the Royal Variety Performance.

Fitbit Ships More than One Million Fitbit Versa Devices; Over Two Million Use Female Health Tracking within First Month


Strong consumer demand makes Versa the fastest selling product in Fitbit history

Fitbit, Inc. (NYSE: FIT), the leading global wearables brand, today announced that it has shipped more than one million Fitbit Versa™ devices since general availability began on April 16, demonstrating strong consumer demand for a well-designed, health and fitness-focused smartwatch with long battery life and broad compatibility, at an affordable price point. Additionally, Fitbit announced that more than 2.4 million users have already used its new female health tracking feature, which became available to all Fitbit users last month.

Discover the Art and Science behind DIY at the 2-Day Manila Mini Maker Faire


For the second year in a row, the Philippines will be in the global maker map again as The Mind Museum, Make Magazine, and co-presenter 3M Philippines, organize this year’s Manila Mini Maker Faire (MMMF) on June 23-24, 2018 at The Mind Museum. The entrance to this event is free to the public.

A Maker Faire is “a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. It’s a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about it. Many makers say they have no other place to share what they do. DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is often invisible in our communities, taking place in shops, garages and on kitchen tables. It’s typically out of the spotlight of traditional art or science or craft events. Maker Faire makes visible these projects and ideas that we don’t encounter every day.” 

Swipe for summer treats with Citi


Beat the summer heat with the refreshing and cool Swipe for a Treat promo from Citi, the country’s leading global bank. 

This latest offer from Citi, open to all principal and supplementary cardholders, lets you earn eGift vouchers that you can use in over 15 partner merchants across the country until July 15, 2018.  

Meet “The One” in the Wake Up Manila JobCon


Whether it’s love or job hunting, finding The One can sometimes be a long and painful journey. Sending out CVs, waiting long days for feedback and awkward interviews are all par for the course in the search for the perfect job match.  

That’s why Springboard Philippines, one of the country’s most dynamic talent search companies, aims to help fresh grads and job seekers find the One at the Wake Manila JobCon (or Job Convention), a fun and fresh take on the traditional job fair that will help them make all the right career moves.   

America's Got Talent New Season Premiere Tops Ratings

Friday, June 1, 2018

​​Adriano Moraes prepares for top-notch version of Geje Eustaquio in rematch



Although he is embarking on an impressive four-bout winning streak, which includes unifying and defending the ONE Flyweight World Championship, Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes prepares for what he perceives as the most difficult title defense of his second reign as the division’s kingpin.

The 29-year-old Brazilian champion is slated to put his coveted gold-plated strap on the line against interim flyweight titleholder Geje Eustaquio of the Philippines in the co-main event of ONE: PINNACLE OF POWER, which takes place at the Studio City Event Center in Macau, China on 23 June.

Citi Philippines appoints a 27 year veteran, Manoj Varma as new consumer business manager


Citi, the leading global bank, announced the appointment of Manoj Varma as consumer business manager for the Philippines. A 27 year Citi veteran, Varma will be responsible for managing the company’s consumer franchise in the Philippines. Citi has been in the Philippines since 1902 and provides a full suite of consumer banking products and solutions including credit cards and wealth management.

Citi Philippines chief executive officer Aftab Ahmed said, “Manoj is a great addition to the Citi Philippines team. His wealth of experience at Citi in different regions will further strengthen our ability to being the best through the eyes of our clients.”

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Defeating Adriano Moraes will be ultimate career highlight for ‘King of Rematch’ Geje Eustaquio


If based on the old idiom “Second time’s the charm,” it would be​ the perfect ​embodiment to depict Filipino superstar Geje Eustaquio’s professional mixed martial arts career as Lady Luck seems to be on his side in every rematch that he has had.

Out of 16 bouts in his seven-year prizefighting stint, Eustaquio has shared the stage with the same foe on two occasions, walking out in both instances with his arm raised in triumph.

Winner of Asia’s Got Talent The Sacred Riana Takes Center Stage on New season of America’s Got Talent


Fans of The Sacred Riana will be in for a thrilling surprise on AXN as she takes the US by storm in the latest season of America’s Got Talent, premiering this Thursday, May 31 at 6pm on AXN.

The Sacred Riana was crowned the winner of AXN’s Asia’s Got Talent season 2 after becoming the most anticipated act of the season. Her spooky persona and terrifying illusions throughout the series made Riana a viral sensation with a whopping 100 million views on Facebook and YouTube.

YMMA Awardee has your Dream Job: Chocolate Marketer


Michelle Santillan has a job chocolate lovers will envy. And her many achievements in  marketing iconic global brands such as Cadbury Dairy Milk and Toblerone as the Chocolates Category Manager of Mondelez Philippines and Indonesia are proofs that the path to success can be as delicious. 

5 myths about insurance



Insurance can be a confusing or intimidating subject because of the technical terms as well as many misconceptions about it. AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance providers, dispels some of the popular myths about insurance by giving basic facts to help you make an informed decision. 

Robinsons Land Corporation hosts first Art Competition in partnership with AAP to promote Pinoy talent


Titled “Kulayan ang Ganda ng Pilipinas,” the Robinsons Land National Art Competition 2018 hosted by Summit Hotels and Resorts encourages local artists to showcase the beauty of the Philippines through art.

In support of the admirable Pinoy talent in the arts, Robinsons Land Corporation partnered with Art Association of the Philippines (AAP) to launch the Robinsons Land National Art Competition 2018, hosted by Summit Hotels and Resorts.

Titled “Kulayan ang Ganda ng Pilipinas,” the competition aims to foster awareness and appreciation for the ever-evolving Filipino art scene while also showcasing the environmental beauty of the Philippines as depicted through the eyes of an artist. It was launched last May 12, 2018 at the Momento Function Room of Summit Hotel Magnolia and submission of entries will be on June 16, 2018.

The competition was specifically created to tap members of the AAP, comprised of artists and creators — those who have long been in the field and those who are only beginning to realize their potential.


RLC and AAP executives spearhead the launch of the art competition at Summit Hotel Magnolia last May 12, 2018: (L-R) Monette R. Alvarez – AAP Treasurer, Elizabeth D. Gregorio – Go Hotels and Summit Hotels and Resorts General Manager, Lisette A. Arena – Summit Hotels and Resorts Senior Marketing Manager, Veronica L. Olan – Member of the AAP Board of Directors, Margarita Lim – AAP Secretary, Fidel M. Sarmiento – AAP President, and Cshanelle Cruz – Summit Hotels and Resorts Marketing Officer for Events and Promotions.

Interested participants must create an original piece that falls into either of the two categories: representational, or non-representational. Only those who choose to submit a piece that is representational — that is, art that contains clearly recognizable objects — must follow the main theme of the competition, “Kulayan ang Ganda ng Pilipinas.” Those who choose to submit non-representational pieces may follow any theme.

Art pieces must only be done through oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas, or watercolor only. Any other forms of media including mixed media, collages, and digitally-enhanced pieces are prohibited.

Winners will be announced on June 19, 2018 during the Awarding Event at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria. Winning entries will also be displayed in all Summit Hotels and Resorts properties nationwide.

Complete guidelines and mechanics for the competition can be viewed at the Summit Hotels and Resorts website and official Facebook page. Submissions will be accepted until June 16, 2018 at the Gokongwei Brothers Foundation - Technical Training Center in Rosario, Pasig City.

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