Friday, September 13, 2019

Zebaztian Kadestam to defend The One Welterweight World Title against Kiamrian Abbasov at ONE: DAWN OF VALOR


The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its return to Jakarta, Indonesia with ONE: DAWN OF VALOR. Set to take place at the Istora Senayan on Friday, 25 October, ONE: DAWN OF VALOR features the absolute best in world-class martial arts talent.

In the main event, ONE Welterweight World Champion Zebaztian “The Bandit” Kadestam of Sweden defends his title against Kiamrian Abbasov of Kyrgyzstan. Also, in the co-main event, ONE Lightweight Kickboxing World Champion Regian “The Immortal” Eersel of The Netherlands defends his title against countryman Nieky “The Natural” Holzken in a highly-anticipated rematch.

Ticket information for ONE: DAWN OF VALOR is available at www.onefc.com. Tickets, priced from IDR 75,000, are on sale now at https://one.cognitix.id/. From now through 22 September, save 20% on tickets using the promo code ‘ONELOYALTY.'

Solane’s Oh My Gas promo is back!


Get a chance to take home a complete Solane LPG set for every purchase of the Midea Gas Range at any participating appliance stores nationwide.

Joining is easy! Every purchase of  a  Midea Gas Range at participating appliance stores nationwide entitles customers to receive a Solane Oh My Gas gift certificate.  Customers must write down the following details at the back of the gift certificate: dealer’s name or branch where Midea Gas Range was purchased, its sales invoice or collection receipt number, and date of purchase. 

To redeem the Solane gift certificate, simply present said Solane voucher together with  one (1) valid ID, and a photo copy of the Midea Gas Range sales invoice at any Solane exclusive showroom nationwide. They  may also call the Solane Hatid Bahay Hotline at +632 887-5555, for Metro Manila or  text  +63 918 887-5555, outside of Metro Manila. 

Boosting domestic tourism with Philippine Travel Mart 2019


In its continuous effort to push forward the country’s tourism industry, the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines gives its unyielding support to the 30th Philippine Travel Mart (PTM) happening from August 30 to September 1, 2019 at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

Celebrating its 30thanniversary this year with the theme “Fostering Sustainable and Inclusive Tourism”, PTM remains to be the longest-running travel trade exhibition in the Philippines. Organized by the Philippine Tour Operators Association Inc. (PHILTOA), this year’s event will have over 250 exhibitors offering the best deals from all over the country. With Philippines being part of the ASEAN community, intra-regional travel will also be promoted, with equally-exciting offers from China, Japan and Korea.

Experience Singapore malling at The Podium!


Wouldn’t it be fun to experience Singapore’s unique lifestyle, culture and mouthwatering street food? Luckily, you can experience everything that Singapore has to offer right here in Manila!

Mark your calendars as The Podium in Ortigas offers an exciting line-up of activities for Pinoys to have a taste of Singapore with Singaporium, a lifestyle and food pop-up, until September 15. 


The Singaporiumpop-up is set to bring 17 leading fashion, art and food brands from Singapore. It is organised by Enterprise Singapore, the government agency helping Singapore companies to grow and globalize.

Come hell or high water: Myths and facts on disaster preparedness


“There’s no point in preparing—if it happens, it happens.” “I’m on safe ground, it won’t happen here.” These are just a couple of things people may say about disasters. Unfortunately, the illusion of safety or a fatalist approach may lead to very dangerous consequences.

AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance companies, debunks a few common myths on emergencies and disasters to help people become better equipped for unforeseen events.

Meralco, PLDT, Smart, Pag-IBIG and other bills? Don't pay cash, PayMaya!


Paying for your bills now gets more convenient and ultra rewarding when you use PayMaya. Instead of spending time to line up at a payments center, just use your PayMaya app and get up to P300 cashback plus a chance to have PayMaya cover your bills next month! 

Worried about how to pay for your Meralco, PLDT, Smart and other utility bills as well as your payments for government services? PayMaya has your back with its convenient Bills Pay feature. To make it even better, pay for your bills via PayMaya every Friday and Saturday throughout the month of September and get a P100 cashback on your first three transactions. Don’t forget that your bills worth a minimum of P1,000 each should be paid in full and on time. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Metrobank | 57 Years Of Meaningful Banking


Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Benjamin Diokno (center) graced Metrobank’s 57th anniversary celebration at the Grand Hyatt Manila, BGC, Taguig.

He led the celebratory toast together with Metrobank Chairman Arthur Ty (2nd from left), GT Capital Holdings Co-Vice Chairman Alfred Ty (2nd from right), Metrobank Vice Chairman Francisco Sebastian (extreme right), and Metrobank President Fabian Dee (extreme left).

Ever Bilena goes to Davao for the EB Beauty Fiesta


Ever Bilena, the country’s leading cosmetics retail company, and its brands EB Advance, Careline, and Blackwater recently held its first ever EB Beauty Fiesta in Davao. 

The attendees, who consisted mostly of local influencers, got to try, swatch, and review the newest products from the various Ever Bilena brands.

ComCo Southeast Asia Hits 3rd year with Big Wins in IABC Quill Awards, PR Awards Asia and New Business

ComCo Southeast Asia at the 17th Philippine Quill Awards represented by (from left): AC Recio, Digital and Multimedia Arts Officer; Jam Bufi, Senior Brand Communications Associate; Rachel Syfargo, Brand Communications and Operations Director; Ferdinand Bondoy, Regional Integration and Chief Executive Director; Joan Icotanim, Brand Communications and Administration Director; Queenie Resmundo, Senior Brand Communications Associate; and Harvey Llamosa, Executive Initiatives Officer.

As ComCo Southeast Asia marked its 3rd year in the industry, the new communications powerhouse won 9 Excellence and Merit Awards and emerged as Agency of Year 2nd Runner-up at the prestigious 17th Philippine Quill Awards, represented the country in PR Awards Asia in Hong Kong, and celebrated major account wins.

Local and International Recognition

Aside from winning Agency of the Year 2nd Runner-up, ComCo Southeast Asia also reaped IABC Quill Awards for “Eastern @ 140: A Celebration of 140 Years of Strong Connections” in the  Communication Management Division: Marketing, Advertising and Brand Communication Category; “Where Movies Come Alive and Move You - The SM Cinema Reel to Real Campaign” for both the Communications Management Division: Customer Relations Category and Communication Skills Division: Special And Experiential Events Category; and “Be A Play Champion – Unilab Foundation’s Play Advocacy Week Toolkit” in the Communication Skills Division: Publications Category.

Dragonpay Continues to Lead the Alternative Payment Solutions on its 9th Year

The team behind Dragonpay Corporation


Dragonpay Corporation, the Philippines’ pioneer and market leader in alternative payment solutions, is celebrating its 9th year in the business with an award, new business, and partnerships.

Started in 2010, Mr. Robertson “Dick” Chiang founded Dragonpay Corporation with the vision of creating an alternative payment system for online purchases in lieu of traditional payment platforms like credit cards. Now, consumers who chose to transact via Dragonpay will just have to go to a convenience store or to a bills payment center to complete the process.

Carousell Philippines sees high growth for automobile business unit


To celebrate its seventh anniversary, Carousell, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing classifieds, announced a successful migration from OLX for its Philippine business unit and a fourfold revenue growth in 2018, supported by monetisation streams in mid-2017, enhanced product features and improved user experiences.

“We are very encouraged to see most of the OLX users successfully migrated to our Carousell platform. Every day, more and more Filipinos discover that selling on Carousell takes just a matter of seconds,” shared Carousell Philippines general manager Raffy Montemayor. “We recorded over 250 million listings worldwide with 4X revenue growth, this proves that Carousell is meeting real demands and it’s more relevant than ever in the Philippines.”

UP alumnus cited for helping poultry farmers

BAVI president Ronald Mascariñas poses with Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri and wife, Audrey Tan Zubiri during the awarding ceremony.


The top executive of Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc. (BAVI) has been cited by the University of the Philippines Alumni Association for helping farmers join the local poultry industry through a broilers grower program.

BAVI president and general manager Ronald Mascariñas received the 2019 UP Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award in Entrepreneurship and Employment Creation from UP President Danilo Concepcion, during ceremonies at Ang Bahay ng Alumni at UP Diliman in Quezon City.

SM Little Stars crowned its 2019 winners


SM City North EDSA's representative Nyle Quinzel Tapdasan and SM City East Ortigas’ representative Danaielle Haley Magtoto were hailed as the SM Little Stars Boy and Girl Grand winners, respectively – at the recently concluded SM Little Stars grand finals, held at the SMX Convention Center in the MOA Complex, Pasay.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Coocaa is the Official Platinum Partner of SEA Games 2019, Gearing into September with Spectacular 9.9 Online Campaign


coocaa, Shenzhen-based mid-to-high internet brand that provides high specs, high cost performance, consumer smart electronic products, officially announced its main role as the platinum sponsor of SEA Games 2019. Along with this landmark partnership, coocaa is going to launch strings of customer-centric engagements, activities and campaigns, filled with lineup of amazing deals.

Wang Zhiguo, Chairman/CEO, Shenzhen Skyworth - RGB Electronic Co Ltd., used the opportunity to reinforce Coocaa’s brand vision. “We seek to continue exploring the value of the new lifestyle brand and to become the most creative smart home solution provider. Coocaa has repositioned itself as the ‘Coo-life’ which represents a popular, youthful lifestyle with attitude that strives for a better future by investing in passions. This is in line with both SEA Games’ platinum partnership and 9.9 online campaign that are about to embark”.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Metrobank makes banking meaningful for the next generation


From left: Metrobank Commercial Banking Group – Countryside Head Leopoldo Ubaldo; Dr. Jacinto Gavino Jr.; Metrobank Institutional Banking Sector Head Mary Mylene Caparas; Metrobank Commercial Banking Center – Visayas Head Jay Ajos; and Metrobank Commercial Banking Division – Makati III OIC Head Ruigi Dumlao


Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co. (Metrobank) understands the pressure that goes with running a business, especially a family-owned one. More so today, the challenges are both the same and different for the next generation of young entrepreneurs.

Rising above this challenge, Metrobank just held another successful edition of its Generation Now Leadership Series in Cebu City. Significantly, the Leadership Series was conceptualized by young relationship managers of the bank, who recognized the need to address the concerns of these new breed of clients. Its aim is to help the new set of leaders steer their family-owned companies into the next generation of stewardship. This event is the first in the industry.

RCBC leads the way to open banking in the country


Imagine being able to secure loans with some of the lowest interest rates in the banking industry. Or conveniently transferring funds from one bank account to another, or perhaps, experiencing the best possible customer banking service around.

To get all these and other “perks”, most financial institutions would require one to become their preferred client. But in today’s digital technology and in the global banking industry, getting access to all these benefits is simply a matter of banking customers securely sharing their data with other financial institutions. This is the beauty of open banking.

Open banking enables financial services customers such as companies, entrepreneurs and ordinary depositors and borrowers, to have access to various products and services from competing banks and other financial institutions by allowing the latter to digitally and securely access their financial information. Customers can compare product offerings and avail of the best ones that suit their needs and fit their capabilities, thereby helping them earn more from bigger savings interest rates, avail of loans more easily, and pay more conveniently, towards managing and improving their finances.

Dioceldo Sy signs with luxury watch brand


Ever Bilena CEO Dioceldo “Deo” Sy (center) recently signed with French luxury watch brand Rene Mouris. A man known for his confidence, power and humility, Deo embodies the brand that takes pride in blending eminent craftsmanship to create timepieces that are classic, elegant and affordable to all. 

Also joining him in this partnership is (L-R) Sam Cu and Jacob Munez with Rene Mouris representative Dynes Regner and Ever Bilena COO Siliman Sy.

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LG reignites an old rivalry with Asian Basketball Showdown II

Korea’s LG Sakers and Barangay Ginebra gear up for a battle of the ages

Basketball season is in full swing! Five years after their last meeting, worlds collide yet again as two of the most popular basketball teams in Asia face each other once more. The LG Sakers, one of the stalwarts of the Korean Basketball League (KBL), is set to face what is arguably the country’s most beloved PBA team – the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.

Dubbed as Asian Basketball Showdown, the first exhibition game between the two teams happened 5 years ago and was received very well by the appreciative crowd. It was a landmark event that pitted perennial crowd favorites in their respective leagues. The LG Sakers is one of the most well-supported teams in the whole of South Korea while Barangay Ginebra is a pillar in Philippine sporting history. To have these two teams face against each other is a dream come true for every fan of basketball.

HOOQ VIP subscribers have a chance to win a trip for two to Los Angeles, USA sponsored by Sony Pictures Television


This month, HOOQ fans have a lot of reasons to stream Hollywood movies and TV shows. From August 19 through September 17, 2019, HOOQ is running, HOOQathon, a binge-watch raffle promo for HOOQ VIP subscribers. 

For every 2 Sony Pictures Television movies watched, or the equivalent total minutes of 200, a VIP subscriber is entitled to one raffle ticket and a chance to win a three-night vacation for two in Los Angeles California - home of Hollywood entertainment. The prize is packed with must-have experiences of vibrant L.A. - round trip flights, airport transfers, hotel accommodation in a luxury hotel, a super car driving experience at a speedway track, a walking tour of contemporary street art, dinner at a top restaurant and pocket money.

Eastern Communications named among Top 100 Asia’s Best Employer Brands

(from left) Eastern Communications Marketing Division O.I.C. Jedrek Estanislao, Co-Coordinators Atty. Aileen Regio and Ramon Aesquivel, and Human Resources Head AC Cometa with the certificate awarded by Top 100 Asia’s Best Employer Brands 2019.

Eastern Communications, one of the premier telco companies in the country, is recently awarded at the Top 100 Asia’s Best Employer Brands 2019 held in Pan Pacific, Singapore.

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Top 100 Asia’s Best Employer Brands 2019 recognized different companies across Asia including Eastern Communications that are exemplary in employee engagement and used marketing communications effectively for Human Resources Development.

Young people take charge of the future at Global Youth Summit 2019

Organizers and speakers. From left: SM Supermalls COO Steven Tan, tourism secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, SM Cares Children and Youth program director Royston Cabunag, Global Peace Foundation vice-president for Global Partnerships David Caprara, and Global Youth Summit head Leonard Faustino

More than 13,000 student leaders proved that young people can achieve great things during the Global Youth Summit 2019, the largest gathering for young Filipino leaders that aims to engage and inspire the world's future experts, held recently at the SM MOA Arena. 

Hosted by SM Cares, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings Inc., and Global Peace Foundation (GPF), Global Youth Summit (GYS) aims to engage and inspire young minds by providing a space where they can share their ideas and utilize their diverse skill-sets, knowledge, and networks to effectively address today’s persistent problems.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Championing the era of open banking


Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) has become the first local bank to advocate and implement open banking in the country, affirming its position as a digital trailblazer in the financial industry. In a talk on digital transformation delivered during the recent Philippine Digital Convention at the Marriott Hotel.

RCBC Chief Innovation and Inclusion Officer Lito Villanueva said RCBC is pushing for open banking to power rural banks, cooperatives, microfinance institutions (MFIs) and FinTech players' transactions via open application programming interfaces (APIs). It reduces barriers to innovation, eliminates the big banks' "walled gardens", and enables small players to be part of the National Retail Payments System (NRPS) ecosystem. 

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High living in Metro South


Since 2018, Bristol at Parkway Place, an iconic development by luxury property brand Filigree, has been a shining landmark in Metro South. 

Strategically located at the heart of Filinvest City, Bristol has raised the bar in upscale condominium living with its prime location, well-appointed amenities and proximity to life’s indulgences and necessities – elevating the live-work concept to new heights of luxury.

At 40-storey high, the mixed-use development exemplifies sophisticated cosmopolitan living. It offers residents a fantastic panoramic view of the garden city skyline, privacy and tranquility, while allowing them to enjoy an urban lifestyle of ease and convenience.

CDO to attract more domestic tourists through Regional Travel Fair


The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, the marketing arm of the Department of Tourism (DOT), will expand its domestic footprint with the commencement of the 5th Regional Travel Fair (RTF) in the City of Golden Friendship, Cagayan de Oro.

Supported by the Local Government Units (LGUs) of Northern Mindanao, the RTF aims to promote and strengthen domestic tourism by encouraging travelers to discover more of the Philippines year-round. 

Filinvest City opens Corporate Avenue Underpass


As part of its people-centric masterplan, Filinvest City now opens the Corporate Avenue Underpass to the public. The underpass provides Far Eastern University (FEU), Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), and soon Bloc 10 pedestrians a safe and secure connection going to and from Festival Mall through the Festival Walk. It also connects residential properties along Parkway Avenue through Creekside Park going to and from the Festival Water Garden.

This new underpass is one of the infrastructure within Filinvest City that would further promote pedestrian mobility and walkability, making more key locations accessible to residents even without the use of vehicles, and providing a better walking experience with tall trees, green shrubs, lush ground covers, and wildlife from the creek.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

‘Conscientious Consumerism’ Trend to Bring New Life to PH Coco Industry


Pertinent issues facing the coconut industry, such as best farming practices, supply and value chain, takes centerstage in the World Coconut Congress organized by the United Coconut Association of the Philippines.

At the second World Coconut Congress, industry players here and abroad come together to tackle issues that are shaping the landscape — one of which is best practices in coconut farming and product development that local players, like ProSource International Inc. (ProSource), are focusing on.

Organized by the United Coconut Association of the Philippines (UCAP), the conference centralizes on coconut supply and value chain. Covering wide-ranging topics — from coconut solutions for health and environment, coconut biodiesel, to the latest on coconut oil health research — the said event seeks to promote Philippine coconut products globally.

Lifestyle guru Martha Stewart visits the Ultimate Shopping Destination, Greenhills


International lifestyle guru, TV host, and Snoop Dogg’s co-host, Martha Stewart, spent over an hour at the ultimate shopping destination, Greenhills Mall, and absolutely loved every minute of it. 

Known all over the world for her impeccable style and taste, the jewelry enthusiast checked out the wide array of pearls that Greenhills has to offer and picked the best ones to add to her own collection. Despite her luxurious lifestyle, Stewart navigated the renowned “pearl tiangge” like a pro; she canvassed multiple stalls until she selected elegant pieces with South Sea Pearls. She stayed longer than planned, but it’s not hard to understand why – with almost 300 stalls hawking the finest pieces, including black pearls, a day would not be enough for pearl connoisseurs.

Young celebrities to reward IG fans with stylish Vivo S1 for #OOTD

Fans of Darren Espanto, Vern Enciso, Verniece Enciso, Chie Filomeno, and Julie Anne San Jose are in for a treat!

The young showbiz personalities are so excited with the upcoming launch of the stylish Vivo S1 smartphone that they are giving their Instagram followers a chance to get their hands on the first-ever handset in Vivo’s latest S series.

From August 26 to September 8, interested participants should post their own OOTD (outfit of the day) that mirrors the Skyline Blue or Diamond Black color schemes of the new S1 phone. To qualify, they must tag their favorite celebrities and Vivo in their OOTD posts.

PSBank’s Sixth Sense Wins at the 2019 PANAta Awards


PSBank recently won a Bronze “Brand Builder” award for Excellence in Brand Positioning at the 2019 PANAta Awards – the premier industry recognition program of the Philippine Association of National Advertisers (PANA) – for its highly-successful Sixth Sense campaign, which effectively positioned how easy and fast it is to get a home loan with the bank.

The short film-driven campaign, which was launched online and on TV, received an abundance of positive feedback for its creative, humorous, and effective attempt to communicate how clients can overcome the fear of a long waiting time for loan approval, through PSBank’s one-day credit decision capability.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Must Read: Notice to all AirAsia guests flying to Bohol, Philippines


An Important Notice for AirAsia Guests travelling to Bohol.

Please be informed that the local government of Bohol has banned the importation of all pork and pork-related products to the province, including at ports of entry, due to the African Swine Flu.

Guests are advised to dispose of all pork and pork-related products at designated disposal bins at the Panglao Airport as you exit the aircraft and after you collect your luggage from the arrival carousel.

Failure to do so will be subject to penalties provided under Philippine law.

How to be a picture-perfect bride

It’s your wedding day and all eyes will be on you! As the bride, you’re undoubtedly aiming for a healthy glow and a picture-perfect makeup that will last throughout the whole occasion. Ever Bilena, the country’s leading cosmetics brand, shares easy-to-do tips to ensure that you’re flawless on your big day:

Get your beauty sleep! Getting enough sleep prior to your wedding is a hundred percent necessary if you want flawless and healthy-looking skin. Practice the habit of having proper seven to nine hours sleep at least months or weeks leading up to your big day.

Prep your skin and brows. Having clear skin is a good base for your makeup. Achieve healthy skin by drinking lots of water to keep it hydrated. Prep your skin by cleansing, toning and moisturizing. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen. You can also consider setting an appointment with your derma for facial cleansing and the salon for your brow grooming.   

Filipino folklore inspires The Nike Lebron 16 Low X Ttan “AGIMAT”

In its third year, the Agimat story takes center stage with the first footwear collaboration with Titan, a beacon of basketball culture in the Philippines.

The latest LeBron 16 Low x Titan “Agimat” was inspired by Filipino folklore, where the greatest of warriors are tasked not only to excel in battle, but also to lead past the field of combat and to the pinnacle of their kingdom.  Evolving LeBron James’ journey from Warrior to King, the new Agimat sets the stage for James’ newest challenge to scale greater heights.

SM Cinema exclusively presents Cannes award-winning film Parasite


Get ready for a thriller that will get under your skin as SM Cinema exclusively brings Parasite – winner of the 2019 Palme d’Or, the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival – to Philippine cinemas nationwide.

Easily one of the most recognizable modern-day directors, Bong Joon-ho is known for genre-bending films such as The Host, Mother and Snowpiercer. His latest film Parasite is a black comedy/drama in the mold of a home invasion thriller that offers the audience a darkly funny yet ultimately unsettling glimpse into the lives of two families divided by class.

Carousell celebrates seventh anniversary with a brand new visual identity and milestones

Carousell, one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing classifieds, celebrated its seventh anniversary with the launch of a new visual identity, together with milestones including reaching its 250th million listing and fourfold revenue growth in 2018. 

This visual identity refresh signifies the brand’s progression and growth, while putting a spotlight on its core purpose of enabling shared possibilities amongst users of the online marketplace. Throughout the years, Carousell has been harnessing mutually beneficial opportunities to empower users, and celebrated numerous success stories of users who turned their passions into livelihoods. 

Complete Card announced for ONE: IMMORTAL TRIUMPH in Ho Chi Minh on 6 September


The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its historic first event to be held in Vietnam. Live from Ho Chi Minh City is ONE: IMMORTAL TRIUMPH, featuring the absolute best in world-class martial arts talent. The greatest strikers from all corners of the globe are set to converge at the Phu Tho Indoor Stadium on 6 September for an action-packed evening. ONE: IMMORTAL TRIUMPH is also the first event to feature all ONE Super Series bouts.

In the main event, reigning ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao of Thailand will defend his title against Brice Delval of France.

Ticket information for ONE: IMMORTAL TRIUMPH is available at www.onefc.com.

Top 5 new health and wellness trends to try

New health trends and exercise programs can lead to longer, more productive lives.

“Health is wealth,” the saying goes, but many people often overlook this gem of a concept because of many factors. For one, on top of the demands of a busy lifestyle, workout routines and healthy regimens become boring and uninteresting after a while – or simply get too hard to stick to.

You can get back on track towards wellness by trying out new health routines and practices. AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurers, shares these new wellness trends to revive your interest in a healthier lifestyle:

Monday, August 19, 2019

Chase the rainy day blues away with exciting perks from PayMaya this August!

Get more perks when you pay with PayMaya instead of cash

The rain may be ruining your much-awaited plans outdoors but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun indoors! And with PayMaya by your side this rainy season, it’s easy to chase the blues away by playing games, binge-watching movies, or shopping online to your heart’s content–and get a lot of perks and discounts, too! 

Rainy days making it impossible to take a trip to the mall? Why not just shop online at your favorite e-Commerce sites using your PayMaya card and get up to P1,000 cashback. Each transaction qualifies you to earn up to a maximum of P1,000 cashback, so shop away! 


The pitter-patter of rain on the roof creates a perfect environment for binge-watching–so pop the popcorn, wrap yourself in a blanket, and make sure you have enough prepaid load and mobile Internet package so you can stream on your favorite video sites. 

Exclusive Enclave Alabang launches second phase


Following the success of first phase of The Enclave Alabang, Filigree, today’s gold standard in upscale real estate, is launching the second phase of the exclusive residential village.

The new phase maintains the standard of excellence set by the first phase of The Enclave Alabang, which was recognized as the Best Residential Development in the Philippines at the Asia Pacific Property Awards in 2018.

The 13-hectare masterplanned The Enclave Alabang community is at a secluded section of Daang Hari Road. The initial development occupies around 10 hectares of the property and is subdivided into 169 lots averaging 350 square meters. With roughly three hectares, the second phase has only 49 lots averaging 350-500 sq.m., and is nearly sold out with only a select few lots available, a testament to this upmarket community’s desirability.

Squeezing in healthy habits into busy schedules


Most millennials begin the day with the best intentions: eat healthy, do the best at work, work outat the gym, meet up with friends – basically be proactive. The exhausting routine make their lifestyle needs a bit different from those of others.

And living healthy may take a backseat. Millennials often opt for quick bites being on the go. They take over-the-counter (OTC) vitamin and mineral supplements to provide whatever nutrients their fastfood meals lack.

Ilias Ennahachi knocks out Petchdam Petchyindee Academy to become the new One Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion


The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), once again delivered a spectacular evening of world-class martial arts action. ONE: DREAMS OF GOLD, which took place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok last Friday night, 16 August comprised of compelling match-ups and thrilling finishes. In the main event, Ilias Ennahachi of the Netherlands stopped local favorite Petchdam Petchyindee Academy of Thailand to capture the ONE Flyweight Kickboxing World Championship.

Visit the official ONE: DREAMS OF GOLD photo gallery by clicking: https://bit.ly/onephotos

City of Manila partners with Eastern Communications to launch the first


MLAKonek Digital Kiosk

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno as he introduced “MLAKonek” Digital Kiosk powered by Eastern Communications

Manila Local Government in partnership with Eastern Communications, one of the premier telecommunications companies in the country, recently launched the first “MLAKonek” Digital Kiosk at the Bonifacio Park near Manila City Hall. 

Unveiled by Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, “MLAKonek” powered by Eastern Communications offers free WiFi connection, calls, and phone charging. Up to 100 users can sign in simultaneously and use free internet for 30 minutes. The kiosk is also installed with CCTV cameras for security.

Global telco players gear up for 15th Asian Carriers Conference


As the most anticipated telecommunications event in the Asian region, the Asian Carriers Conference (ACC) has taken a significant role in redefining and evolving the landscape of the industry, especially for the carrier and wholesale business.  For the last 15 years, more than 1,000 industry leaders and delegates from over 200 companies worldwide have made ACC a celebration of the industry’s future through networking, collaborating and learning with the rest of the global telecommunications and technology communities.

To be held at the Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa in Cebu from September 3 to 6, this year’s ACC bears the theme “Stronger Partnerships for Shared Success,” emphasizing the industry’s need to establish greater collaboration and synergy in the face of increasing technological disruption, declining margins, and fast-changing customer preferences.

Let’s talk about why Samsung’s Heatpump Dryer is a great investment for your home


One of the most challenging times for Filipinos would be the rainy season. Flooding, heavy traffic, unpredictable loss of electricity connection, and of course, a hard time to sun and air-dry clothes. What people may not realize is the convenience a dryer can provide for the entire household.

It saves time and effort

This appliance makes laundry a simple task to guarantee more time for the family. Dryers have the ability to dry clothes at any time of the day, under any weather conditions. Just put freshly washed clothes straight to the dryer, select the right settings, and let it run until completely dry. For people living in the city, there’s no need for wide spaces to hang wet clothes.  Properly dried clothes can go straight for ironing (it actually makes it easier to iron).

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Resorts World Manila marks first decade with everything grand

(L-R) Boy Beloso, RWM Director for Hotel Operations, Holiday Inn Express Manila Newport City; Ana Vergara, GM of Sheraton Manila Hotel; Bruce Winton, GM of Marriott Hotel Manila; Kingson Sian, RWM President and CEO; Kevin Tan, Alliance Global CEO; Hakan Dagtas, RWM Chief Gaming Officer; Simon McGrath, GM of Hilton Manila; Jan Marshall, GM of Hotel Okura Manila; and Rey Fabricante Area Director of Operations for Savoy Hotel Manila and Belmont Hotel Manila.

In 2009, Filipinos experienced a new kind of thrill as Resorts World Manila (RWM) introduced the new concept of integrated resorts in the country. This August, RWM marks its first decade milestone in the industry with a grand celebration across all its world-class segments.

To mark the occasion, RWM offers the best deals in hotel and dining with its 10th anniversary promos. Guests will surely enjoy the Grand Food Trip promo for only Php10,000 that whips up delectable buffets from RWM’s signature restaurants and partner hotels including The Terrace at Maxims Hotel, Silogue and Victoria Harbour Café at the RWM Garden Wing Gaming Area, Silk Road at the Grand Wing, Kusina by Hilton Manila, S Kitchen at Sheraton Hotel Manila, Marriott Café at Marriott Hotel Manila, Savoy Café at Savoy Hotel Manila, and Café Belmont at Belmont Hotel Manila.

LG Gives the Gift of Netflix



LG’s Roadshow Brings Their Coveted OLED TVs Straight to the People with Netflix


Join Eleven, Mike, and the rest of the gang as they go on their misadventures in the latest season of Netflix’s blockbuster hit Stranger Things. LG Philippines has partnered up with Netflix to bring the best shows straight to your home. With every purchase of LG’s 2019 OLED or NanoCell TV models, you’ll receive an accompanying gift of 6 months of Netflix. You can experience your favorite shows the way they were meant to be seen – in a stunning array of colors and high dynamic range. 

To showcase the capabilities of the OLED and NanoCell TVs, as well as to give customers a fully interactive, hands-on experience, LG will hold a roadshow in key locations around the Metro. The venues for LG’s roadshow are strategically located in order to reach key markets for the coveted TV sets. Consumers are invited to fiddle around with LG’s newest line of award-winning OLED TVs and see for themselves the exquisite design and the stunning details the flagship units have to offer. The TVs on display during the roadshow are all powered by LG’s new α9 Gen2 & α7 Gen2 processors which are equipped with Deep Learning technology. This new innovation allows the TV to understand how to optimize and enhance the picture and sound best for any content, giving you the most optimal viewing experience possible.

AboitizLand expands 25 years of foothold with new residential area


Real estate firm aims to reach more Filipinos in Central Luzon

Celebrating its 25th year of building communities, real estate developer AboitizLand continues to expand in Central Luzon with the launch of Ajoya in Pampanga. The mid-market residential development is the third Ajoya community to be launched in Central Luzon within a year, and AboitizLand’s 5th residential project in Luzon.

“With our solid credentials in Cebu for the past 25 years, we’re in a position to continue our Luzon expansion which started a few years ago,” says David Rafael, AboitizLand President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud to aggressively roll out our expansion plans to elevate the lifestyle of more Filipino families in emerging cities.”

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Michelle Williams stars in life-altering drama ensemble in “AFTER THE WEDDING”


Michelle Williams, whose most recent memorable role in the worldwide hit movie “The Greatest Showman” and whose performances have established her as one of Hollywood's most sought-after and respected actors, earning her a Golden Globe Award and three nominations, a Tony Award nomination, a Critics’ Choice Award and four Academy Award® nominations stars anew in the acclaimed film “After the Wedding” alongside Academy-Award winner Julianne Moore and multi-talented actors Billy Crudup and Abby Quinn.

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