Sunday, December 30, 2018

Triathletes of all ages dominate MediCard Sprint Triathlon 2018

(far left) Medicard president Dr. Nicky Montoya and (far right) COO Atty. Jon Montoya with winners of male category aged 30-34, Paul Henry Tambasen in first place, Rolando Alquero in second place, and PJ Tan in third place
Beginner and seasoned triathletes prevailed over the first-ever MediCard Sprint Triathlon at Fontana Leisure Park in Clark, Pampanga with teenager Adrian Thomas Dionisio (male category aged 15-17) clinching the top spot at 1:07:46 and Julie Somoso (female category aged 50 and above) leading her age group  at 1:59:28.

The triathlon included a 600-m swim, 20-km bike, and 5-km run course. Athletes took several laps in the Olympic-sized pool and went on to a one-loop bike course around the Clark grounds, and to a single-loop run on the resort. It also featured a relay category for family, friends, or teammates.

Free personal accident insurance worth P50k from AXA

AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance companies, in partnership with Bonifacio High Street, is thrilled to announce an exciting rewards promo where customers can get a free AXA personal accident insurance coverage card worth P50,000! 

Official Trailer Reveal “THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING”

A retelling of the Arthurian legend for the iPhone generation, “The Kid Who Would Be King” is a thrilling adventure for the young and the young at heart.

Jeff Bridges to receive the Cecil B. Demille Award at the 76th Annual Golden Globe® Awards

Ceremony to air LIVE on Monday, January 7, on Blue Ant Entertainment

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced that Golden Globe winner and four-time nominee Jeff Bridges will be honored with the 2019 Cecil B. deMille Award at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Monday, January 7, 2019. The highly-acclaimed actor of such legendary films as Crazy Heart, The Big Lebowski, True Grit and The Fabulous Baker Boys will accept the honor at the awards ceremony, hosted by Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg, and airing LIVE on Blue Ant Entertainment on Monday, 7 January at 8:00AM from The Beverly Hilton.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

VST Productions' initial feature film “BOY TOKWA: LODI NG GAPO” stars Jose Manalo

Comedian and Eat Bulaga dabarkads Jose Manalo stars in VST Productions first feature film presentation “Boy Tokwa: Lodi ng Gapo” directed by Tony Y. Reyes.

Based on a true story, from the accounts of Rodrigo Morelos’ (aka Boy Tokwa) friends, the movie sees Boy’s grandson, Andy Morelos Woods, head back to the Philippines to search the truth about his grandfather.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Global Pop Singing Sensation and 2019 Double Grammy Nominee Dua Lipa to co-write and perform “SWAN SONG” single for the movie “ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL”

Global pop singing sensation and 2019 double Grammy nominee Dua Lipa, will co-write and perform a new single, “Swan Song,” for Twentieth Century Fox’s Alita: Battle Angel, the epic action-adventure from producers James Cameron and Jon Landau (Avatar) and director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City). The film will be released in Philippine cinemas on February 6.

Greatest Bedtime Story Ever Told Starts January 16 - “ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL”

From the studio that brought you “A Miracle on 34th Street” and “Home Alone,” everyone’s favorite disreputable superhero returns to the big screen with a fairytale twist on Deadpool 2 that the whole family can enjoy. 

With over 20 minutes of never-before-seen footage, “Once Upon A Deadpool” is jam-packed with festive surprises that will open on January 16 in select cinemas nationwide.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Get cashbacks on online shopping and every QR purchase when you #ShopPaMore with PayMaya this holiday season

It’s time to leave your cash and credit card at home because all you’ll use for all your shopping needs at the last stretch of 2018 is your PayMaya app, as you can get rewarded with cashback on every PayMaya QR transaction as you #ShopPaMore this holiday season!  

Shoppers can get as much as 100% cashback on all of their purchases whenever they shop in-store using PayMaya QR at all partner merchants nationwide from today until December 31, 2018. To view the full list of PayMaya QR-enabled merchants, visit  

This means shoppers can buy Christmas outfits for their inaanaks at The SM Store or Robinsons Department Store, or even complete their Noche Buena plans at various PayMaya QR-enabled supermarkets, and get rewarded and get rewarded up to P1,000 for every QR transaction. 

Automated healthcare at its finest

Top executives of Manila Doctors Hospital and Maxicare Healthcare Corporation recently gathered together at the 2nd floor of Manila Doctors in Ermita, Manila to inaugurate the newest Maxicare HealthHub, a one-stop health hub that utilizes cutting-edge technology to streamline the process of going for a medical consultation.

AXA and PSBank strengthen partnership

One of the country’s leading insurers AXA Philippines bolstered its partnership with Philippine Savings Bank, the consumer banking arm of the Metrobank Group, through an agreement that allows the sale and marketing of AXA’s general insurance products in all PSBank branches nationwide. 

This gives AXA unprecedented access to PSBank’s extensive network, expanding its reach while offering customers greater ease and convenience. 

Celebrate Christmas with MMFF 2018 at SM Cinema

Celebrate with SM Cinema the most wonderful time of the year together with the latest movie offerings of the much-awaited film festival in the country, the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF).

For 44 years, the MMFF has been part of the Filipino Christmas and this year it becomes bigger with eight (8) Filipino movies from the biggest producers and stars in the country. Film goers and movie fans can enjoy these movies anywhere, anytime as SM Cinema, the largest film exhibitor in the country, has 64 branches nationwide. Here are the movies lined up for this year’s Metro Manila Film Fest:

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

PhilPop 2018 Concludes With A Better Definition of OPM

Creative, expressive, passionate
A young songwriter from Davao, Chud Festejo has a curious opinion for the popular children’s clapping game Nanay, Tatay. Why does the chant make the children sound demanding? Convinced that there is a bigger reality to be addressed, he started writing a
song that will then win the hearts of the judges and the crowd of PhilPop 2018.

Nanay Tatay, written and performed by Festejo, was the winning piece that hailed him the Grand Champion among the ten finalists who competed during PhilPop Finals Night 2018 on December 2, 2018 held in Capitol Commons, Pasig City.

Turner Sports reaches Multi-Year agreement with One Championship beginning in January 2019


Turner Sports has reached a three-year partnership with ONE Championship™ (ONE), the world’s largest martial arts organization and the biggest global sports media property in Asian history, to distribute its live event coverage in the United States. Per terms of the agreement, B/R Live – Turner’s live sports streaming service – will be the primary destination for ONE Championship™ live events each year. B/R Live will present its first live ONE Championship event on Saturday, Jan. 19, with 24 overall events scheduled in 2019.

B/R Live will also distribute shoulder programming surrounding the live event experience. Additionally, Turner’s TNT will televise at least 12 one-hour, taped re-airs featuring ONE Championship events per year.

Top 3 things to consider when planning to buy a house

Buying a home is one of the major financial decisions in most people’s lives. Your lifestyle, personal savings, spending habits are some of the things you need to take into account when considering to take a home loan for your dream house. Hence, the decision to buy a home must be made carefully. Here are the main factors you need to consider before applying for a home loan:

Discovery Group Hotels & Resorts a member of TripAdvisor's "Most Excellent" large hotel chain

Discovery Shores
Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, has earned the prestigious distinction of being named the number one “Most Excellent” large hotel chain in the world by TripAdvisor. For its first-ever “Most Excellent” awards, TripAdvisor selected the winners based on which brands have the highest percentage of Certificate of Excellence recipients globally for 2018. With 532 distinctive properties within its global brand portfolio boasting this prominent seal, Preferred Hotels & Resorts made the top of the list in the “large hotel chains” category (>500 hotels).

Filinvest City’s green urban planning—where Philippine CBD should be heading

In the early 1990s, Andrew Gotianun Sr. saw there could be more to a grazing ground for livestock in Alabang. 

His company, Filinvest, won the bid over the 244-hectare Alabang stock farm and transformed it into his vision of a complete environment conducive to meeting the demands of global businesses and enriching the lives of those working and residing in the city. With that vision, the Filinvest City masterplan—one that is sustainable, future-ready and responsive to the needs of an ever-changing metropolis—was drawn up. 

Fitbit Enhances Health and Fitness Smartwatch Experience Powered by Fitbit OS 3.0 Update, New Popular Brand Apps and Advanced Developer Tools

Fitbit OS 3.0 delivers an upgraded on-device dashboard and goal-based exercise modes to Fitbit Ionic, Fitbit Ionic: adidas edition and Fitbit Versa, along with new popular brand apps and clock face

Fitbit (NYSE: FIT), the leading global wearables brand, today announced advancements to the on-device Fitbit user experience for its popular smartwatches: 

● Starting today, Fitbit OS 3.0 for Fitbit Ionic, Fitbit Ionic: adidas edition and Fitbit Versa smartwatches lets you see even more personal data at-a-glance, including sleep and expanded exercise view, plus adds quick logging for weight and water intake, so it’s easier than ever to take action based on data right from your wrist.

● 10 new popular brand apps across health, fitness, smart home and lifestyle brands were announced, including achu health, Couch to 5K, Genius Wrist and MySwimPro. Others like FitBark,  MINDBODY and TRX are coming soon to the Fitbit App Gallery, offering more tools to help maximize your health and simplify your life. 

● New Fitbit Exercise API and open-source developer tools provide Fitbit’s global developer community with faster, more efficient ways to build complex and innovative health and fitness apps and clock faces for Fitbit smartwatches; new developer apps Alpine Snow and Skateboard launch starting today. 

● Female Health Tracking trends will arrive in the Fitbit app in early 2019, offering a comprehensive view of menstrual cycle data including symptom trends, over time. 

“We are excited to announce these software and app updates as they provide Fitbit smartwatch users with more ways to take action based on their personal data to achieve their health and fitness goals,” said Jon Oakes, Senior Vice President of Product at Fitbit. 

Take action right from your wrist with more health data and quick logging

The Fitbit OS 3.0 update delivers an expanded on-device dashboard to easily view additional and expanded stats and data, including sleep, log water intake and weight, with expanded exercise stats, heart rate and hourly activity, allowing you more ways to take control of and manage your important personal health data right from your wrist. Goal-based exercise modes have been added to Ionic, Ionic: adidas edition and Versa, so you can set a goal for calories burned, distance or time for 15+ exercises, including running, biking, swimming and more, and see real-time stats, progress and celebrations when goals are reached.

New health and fitness apps from popular brands
Fitbit is expanding its Fitbit App Gallery with 10 new popular brand apps to deliver enhanced health and fitness experiences and provide you with more unique ways to simplify your every day. These apps integrate with Fitbit data to offer guidance and insights to help track your progress and motivate you along your health and fitness journey. 

Available starting today in the Fitbit Featured App Gallery are four new popular brand apps and clock faces:

● achu health: This clock face transfers your Fitbit data to achu’s illness prediction technology to help you evaluate potential illness, providing alerts when your body show signs of sickness before it happens. 

● Couch to 5K: Pulls your Fitbit data including distance and calories burned to provide you with insights and training programs for races ranging from 5K to a marathon.

● Genius Wrist: Features four apps (Gym Genius, Gym Time Pro, Workout Builder and Workout Genius) which provide structured on-device workouts, productivity and visualization tools, offering different ways for you to view your Fitbit data and workout anywhere, anytime. 

● MySwimPro: Offers custom guided swim workouts, training plans and video coaching for all levels, using real-time heart rate from your Fitbit device to help you improve your swim performance. Post-workout analytics pull personal workout data to track progress and measure improvement.

“We are partnering with some of the most popular health and fitness brands to develop apps that leverage Fitbit data to offer unique experiences and deliver more valuable and personal insights to help our users to live healthier lifestyles,” said Tim Rosa, Chief Marketing Officer at Fitbit. “For example, apps like achu health pairs your Fitbit data with illness prediction technology to help you manage signs of sickness, and MySwimPro helps you improve swimming performance with personalized coaching plans based on your heart rate data during swimming workouts.”

Additional third-party apps coming in early 2019 include: 

● Charity Miles: Syncs with your Fitbit activity data to raise money for 40 of the world’s top charities for every mile logged.  

● FitBark: Helps you and your dog get healthy together by showing your daily Fitbit stats such as activity, distance and calories burned alongside those of your canine companion.

● MINDBODY: Keep your fitness and wellness top of mind with the ability to check the schedule at your favorite studios and view your upcoming MINDBODY classes from your wrist. 

● TRX®: Guided workouts coach you through quick and effective TRX Suspension Training® workouts that track biometrics using your Fitbit data, helping you get stronger and reach your fitness goals. 

Advanced developer capabilities and innovative new apps

Since Fitbit launched its App Gallery in late 2017, its growing global community of more than 44,000
developers will now have access to more advanced capabilities, including a new Exercise API that makes it faster and easier to create, build and innovate more complex, high-quality apps for Fitbit smartwatch users. A new Scientific API helps developers and researchers perform advanced data processing through a more efficient collection of math, statistical and digital signal processing functions. 

Developers can now utilize their own algorithms when building health and fitness apps, in order to create more intricate apps in less time, and can easily record custom exercise sessions on the Fitbit platform. This allows developers to design Fitbit smartwatch apps for more complex activities like snowboarding, skiing and skateboarding, so you can keep track of more specific activities that aren’t necessarily step-based. 

For example, starting today are two innovative developer-created apps leveraging the latest APIs that will appear in the Fitbit Featured App Gallery:

● Alpine Snow: Take your Fitbit device on the slopes with the ability to track distance travelled, number of runs, speed, altitude, weather conditions, calories burned and heart rate in real-time, with the session available to view in the Fitbit App along with your GPS route.

● Skateboard: Track your speed, heart rate, calories burned, and distance traveled while you skateboard, based on your Fitbit data.

All new popular brand and developer apps will be available in addition to the existing suite of 15+ Exercise Modes and more than 1,200 apps and clock faces currently accessible to Fitbit smartwatch users.
Period trends coming to Female Health Tracking

Last, Female Health Tracking, a highly engaged feature by women in the Fitbit app , will introduce menstrual cycle trends in the Fitbit app, allowing you to see your menstrual cycle data, logged symptoms and trends all in one place no matter what Fitbit device you use. 

About Fitbit
Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. As the leading global wearables brand, Fitbit designs products and experiences that track and provide motivation for everyday health and fitness. Fitbit’s diverse line of innovative and popular products include Fitbit Charge 3™, Fitbit Alta HR™, Fitbit Alta®, Fitbit Ace™, Fitbit Flex 2®, and Fitbit Zip® activity trackers, as well as the Fitbit Ionic™ and Fitbit Versa™ smartwatches, Fitbit Flyer™ wireless headphones and Fitbit Aria 2™ Wi-Fi Smart Scale. Fitbit products are carried in over 39,000 retail stores and in 87 countries around the globe. Powered by one of the world’s largest social fitness networks and databases of health and fitness data, the Fitbit platform delivers personalized experiences, insights and guidance through leading software and interactive tools, including the Fitbit and Fitbit Coach apps, and the Fitbit OS for smartwatches. Fitbit Health Solutions develops health and wellness solutions designed to help increase engagement, improve health outcomes, and drive a positive return for employers, health plans and health systems.

Fitbit and the Fitbit logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fitbit, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. Additional Fitbit trademarks can be found at Third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that involve risks and uncertainties including, among other things, statements regarding the future availability of certain third-party apps in the Fitbit App Gallery and certain features and functionality described in this release such as Female Health Tracking trends. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual results due to a variety of factors, including the effects of the highly competitive market in which we operate, including competition from much larger technology companies; any inability to successfully develop and introduce new products, features, and services or enhance existing products and services; product liability issues, security breaches or other defects; and other factors discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in our most recent report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements contained herein are based on information available to us as of the date hereof and we do not assume any obligation to update these statements as a result of new information or future events.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Southeast Asia's first IMAX with Laser now at Vista Cinemas' Evia Lifestyle Center, Vista City Mall in Alabang

Outdating existing cinema experience currently available in the country, Vista Cinemas introduces an incredibly groundbreaking movie technology as it houses Southeast Asia’s first IMAX with Laser theatre in Evia Lifestyle Center Mall in Alabang.

Launched last November 20, 2018, Vista Cinemas’ IMAX with Laser cinema now brings the audience a notch higher with its next-generation technology that delivers stunning images and heart-pounding audio for an unparalleled immersive cinematic experience.  Capturing true reality projected on  one of the world’s largest screens, the experience is set apart by its next-generation 4K laser projection system which features a new optical engine and a suite of propriety IMAX technologies that deliver increased resolution, sharper and brighter images, deeper contrast as well as the most distinct, exotic colors ever available on-screen.

Global industry experts headline MICECON 2018 in Bacolod

From left to right, Susan Sarfati, Peng Ee, Jerry Sibal
Global industry experts of varying backgrounds and expertise are flying to the country for MICECON 2018, to be held in the ‘Sugar Bowl of the Philippines’, Bacolod City, on 27-29 November 2018, at the SMX Convention Center.

Organized by the Tourism Promotions Board (TBP), the marketing arm of the Department of Tourism (DOT), the MICE Conference or MICECON is the biggest industry gathering of its kind and is a highly anticipated educational event for travel and tourism practitioners.

Kevin Balot’s journey to becoming #StrongerNow

Support inclusivity by watching inspirational short film with Pantene Philippine’s first transgender ambassador 

At first glance, Kevin Balot is the epitome of grace, elegance, and beauty. As the Philippines’ first transgender Miss International Queen, the serenity in her face, her bright smile and air of confidence, effectively masks the pain she had endured growing up and the journey she faced that made her #StrongerNow. 

OLX’s holiday party essentials

Hosting a party for the upcoming holidays? Let it be a party to remember by adding all the essential party elements available on OLX, the world’s leading classifieds platform, and become a party insider by having free access to the hottest party favors listings:

Gift ideas that match your loved ones’ varying lifestyles

This Christmas, shower your family, friends and colleagues with practical gifts that match their lifestyles. 

Thinking of surprising a friend who’s a music lover? Akari, the country’s top lighting and electric brand, has the perfect gift idea. Sleek and innovative, its new multifunction AC/DC Rechargeable Bluetooth Music Box Fan can be a source of both comfort and entertainment. At a promo price of P 2,339.85, you already get a 12-inch fan that can be used while plugged or unplugged, with fan operating time of up to six hours and up to 48 hours when using its Bluetooth speaker alone while running on batteries. 

SM Supermalls wins Marketing Company of the Year in 2018 Agora Awards

SM Supermalls was hailed as winner of the most coveted Agora for Marketing Company of Year in the 39th Agora Awards at the recently concluded Awards Night last October 19, held at the Okada Manila Grand Ballroom. 

“Innovation has always been at the core of SM’s growth as exemplified by our founder Henry Sy Sr. when he opened SM North Edsa over 30 years ago in the swampland of Quezon City to today, as we partner with first-in-market global brands and introduce never-seen-in-the-Philippines activations that inspire family fun moments and bring smiles to children’s faces,” says Steven Tan, SM Supermalls Chief Operating Officer.

Australia provides emergency assistance to farmers affected by Typhoon Mangkhut

The Australian Government has provided PHP23 million (AUD600,000) to assist 2,000 farming families in Cagayan Province, in the most affected areas by Typhoon Ompong.

“Australia is a good friend and neighbor, and we are committed to helping families affected by Typhoon Ompong,” said Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Amanda Gorely. “We are supporting farmers to rebuild their livelihood, and we are assisting their families with cash and in-kind support to help them get back on their feet.”

Australia’s emergency assistance is being implemented in partnership with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). 

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Lights, Camera, Party at SM Cinema’s Event Cinema

Have you ever imagined having an exclusive event at the cinema with your movie of choice playing?  

Look no further as SM Cinema brings you Event Cinema, a venue for special parties that make unforgettable moments come to life. 

Innovative fishball maker from Bulacan named top winner of 2018 Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards

An entrepreneur’s innate ability to fish deep for innovative ideas to propel his fishball-making business to success earned him the top spot in the 2018 Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA), a program funded by the Citi Foundation and hosted in partnership with the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc (MCPI).

The CMA is a signature initiative of the Citi Foundation aimed at generating economic opportunities for low-income people, including youth, around the globe. The awards program provides entrepreneurs with resources to strengthen their business, including access to networks, capital, tools and training; and enables individuals to create economic sustainability for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Metro Market! Market! holds “Holiday Hazards” community talk

In keeping with its commitment to bring value to its customers and as a way of public service, Metro Retail Stores Group Inc., (MRSGI) is holding a community talk on “Holiday Hazards” on December 13, 2018, Thursday, 1:00 pm at the 4th floor of Metro Department Store Market! Market! in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. 

While the nation’s Christmas celebration is in full swing with homes and public spaces decked with amusing trimmings and lights, retail hubs packed with shoppers, and Christmas parties happening in almost every corner, MRSGI reminds everyone that people should be aware of safety and security hazards that are common during the holiday frenzy.  

DJs Slick Rick, Tony Toni, and Sam YG talk sex among young adults

In a series of university tours, Boys Night Out’s Sam YG, Tony Toni and Slick Rick discuss with young adults the dangers of being infected with human immunodeficiency virus.
They are known for casually making green jokes and getting away with the most exciting (and sometimes erotic) discussions “on air”, to the delight of their amused fans and listeners, especially those caught in early evening traffic or stuck in offices with OT work.

The trio of radio disc jockeys Slick Rick (Eric Virata), Tony Toni (Tony Bueno) and Sam YG (Sam Gogna) have made Magic 89.9’s Boys Night Out (BNO) a legendary radio talk show in the early evening time slot, especially with their crazy antics, uniquely challenging games with celebrity guests, and the most candid opinions about love, sex and anything in between.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Great Deals in our Tour Flash Sale Starting December 12

Our celebration of the holiday season continues with even more promos this month! Starting December 12, 2018, we will announce discounts for different categories each day, which you can book on the website and mobile app. 

Be on the lookout for these discounted packages beginning December 12 as you can save big on some of the most sought-after tour packages, tickets, activities, dining, spa, and many more!

To know more about the promo, see the detailed mechanics below:

Save PHP 300 on Hotels with the mobile app

The season for discounts continues!

Like in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, we will not stop giving you gifts that will put you in a festive mood. This time, if you book a hotel from December 10 to 21, 2018 on the mobile app, you will get a P300 discount with the promo code NOCHEBUENA. 

To take advantage of this promo, see the detailed mechanics below: 

AXA Philippines CEO named Outstanding Leader in Asia.

AXA Philippines, one of the leading insurance companies in the country, was recently recognized at the prestigious Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES) 2018 held at the Fairmont Hotel in Singapore. 

Its president and chief executive officer Rahul Hora (in photo) was named one of the “Outstanding Leaders in Asia” and was cited for his outstanding business acumen, professionalism, and entrepreneurial skills. 

First-time home buyer? Consider these important tips

The prospect of buying your own house is probably one of the most exciting financial step that you will ever make in your lifetime and careful planning is very important. In preparation for the realization of this goal, consider these important tips to help you prepare for home ownership. 

Determine the true cost of the house. The monthly amortization fee is usually the largest part of the total expense related to the purchase of a real estate property. However, this is oftentimes not the full cost related to buying and maintaining a new house. As a general rule, the principal, interest, real-estate tax as well as insurance payment should not exceed 30% of your gross income. You also have to allot budget for homeowner association dues and utility expenses such as water, electric, phone and internet services. You may also need to buy new appliances and furniture for your new house. Over the long run, repair and maintenance cost should also be take into consideration. 

And here are the KTM BGC Custom Bike Competition 2018 winners

Albert Narciso, Jovs Mejias, and Alex Nocom were declared winners in the recently concluded KTM BGC Custom Bike Competition 2018, which was held in time for KTM BGC’s second anniversary. Besting other contestants, Narciso won in the All Original Category, Mejias in the Freestyle Category and in the Motul Voter’s Choice, and Nocom also in the Motul Voter’s Choice. 

AXA named number 1 insurance brand worldwide for the 10th consecutive year

AXA, global leader in insurance, has been hailed as the top insurance brand worldwide for the tenth year in a row by global brand consultancy firm Interbrand.

The Best Global Brands ranking confirms AXA’s strong ongoing reputation and value: 47th overall best global brand, first-ranked insurance brand for the 10th consecutive year, and the 6th best brand across all financial services, with a brand value over USD 11 million.

Joshua Pacio to defend One Strawweight World Title against Hayato Suzuki

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced the main event of ONE: ETERNAL GLORY, set for Istora Senayan in Jakarta on 19 January. Reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Joshua “The Passion” Pacio of the Philippines is ready to defend his title against Hayato Suzuki of Japan in a highly-anticipated rematch.

Ticket information for ONE: ETERNAL GLORY is available at

Monday, December 10, 2018

Ever Bilena leads zero-waste management campaign

Ever Bilena, the country’s leading cosmetics brand, took a step closer to protect and preserve our environment as it launched it zero-waste management program. 

A highlight of the launch is the unveiling of the iECO-800, a thermal burner that is smokeless and odorless and burns almost all kinds of solid waste. 

Get lost in Central Europe with Jessica Zafra’s new travel book

In this age of navigation apps and Google maps, writer Jessica Zafra recommends getting lost as the best way to explore a foreign city. 

In her new book, Twisted Travels: Rambles in Central Europe, she gets drunk in Prague, wanders through haunted castles in Cesky Krumlov, browses through bookstores in Budapest, and relives the complicated histories of Warsaw and Krakow. Along the way she visits the Vienna Opera, loses her luggage in Rome, imagines an alternate life in Venice, and becomes embroiled in a Parisian petty crime drama. 

CNN Philippines partners with leading streaming service IFLIX

iflix, the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, today  announced its partnership with CNN Philippines, in a strengthening of its channel offerings for iflix NEWS. The all new dedicated CNN Philippines channel will further enable the network to reach mobile audiences across the country, significantly extending its viewer base. 

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Safilo brings vision beyond frames to the Philippines

For Safilo, a brand that has made eyewear in Italy since 1934, eyewear should fit faces perfectly and empower personalities, beyond frames. Safilo shapes its designs to be timeless, in keeping with its desire to improve customer’s vision through superior quality and comfort.  

This year, Safilo is establishing their presence in the Philippines in an effort to expand their global mark in the industry through its official distributor, Ark Trends Inc., allowing Filipinos to go for the look that matches their personal styles. Safilo has brought globally-acclaimed and luxurious eyewear brands including its statement brand, Carrera, alongside Jimmy Choo, Fendi, Hugo Boss, Max Mara, and Dior, which are all leaders in the fashion industry. 

iECO Philippines - PH faces health and environmental risks amid lack of landfills

The Philippines is expected to move further towards urbanization as it grows and develops. Unfortunately, its solid waste infrastructure is unable to keep pace with the economic and population growth. Inadequate, over-filled dumpsites and landfills are causing various health and environmental problems.

Some of the serious environmental risks caused by waste overflow landfills are ground and surface water contamination, flooding, greenhouse gas production, air pollution, exposure to toxins and spread of disease. Many disposal sites across the country contain infectious material, threatening sanitation workers and waste pickers and, eventually the general public. 

Blue Ant Entertainment peaks its digital performance with 10 Million average monthly views on Facebook

Blue Ant Entertainment Channel Climbs to Number Three Spot in the Philippines among Other General Entertainment Channels on Pay TV

Blue Ant Entertainment has shown strong gains and big leap in numbers in the digital space from August to October based on the channel’s Facebook demographics data. The channel’s Facebook page has been getting over 10 million video views and an average of 5 million organic post engagements monthly.

Samsung offers discounts up to 50% at Lazada’s Grand Year End Sale

The holiday season is at its peak, and everyone is out trying to finish their Christmas shopping. Those who would like to avoid the traffic and packed malls would be better off shopping online. Check out Lazada’s Grand Year End Sale, where over 80 million items can be purchased with slashed prices and freebies!

From December 10 to 12, Samsung is set to treat its customers once again with discounts of up to 50 percent on mobile gadgets, TVs and audio devices, digital appliances, and monitors.

A luxury home perfect for family bonding moments

They say home is where the heart is—where bonding moments with your family are made memorable and precious time with your children are cherished. This is what the Filigree team, makers of Botanika Nature Residences, a top end low density residential enclave in Filinvest City, had in mind, anticipating every family’s varying lifestyle needs by providing features and amenities that create enduring ties and bring them closer.

In planning Botanika Nature Residences, a special space has been set aside exclusively for the kids and even for the kids-at-heart. Thus, the kids play area where children can freely and safely romp around is an essential part of Botanika’s list of amenities, deliberately designed to provide families a place of recreation right at their doorstep.

Get up to 25% off on appliances at the Electrolux Amazing Holideals promo

Don’t miss out on the Electrolux Amazing Holideals promo this Chistmas Season - exciting freebies and discounts on Electrolux home appliances await!

Electrolux is hosting its Amazing Holideals promo this October 1 to December 31, 2018, with great deals on Electrolux and White-Westinghouse appliances available in leading appliance stores nationwide. 

Get big discounts on selected Electrolux front load and top load washing machines, refrigerators, ovens and more. 

Yodsanklai Iwe Fairtex scores stunning knockout victory over Luis Regis

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), sent shockwaves throughout the state-of-the-art Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with an exciting evening of world-class martial arts action. ONE: DESTINY OF CHAMPIONS featured a series of thrilling contests, punctuated by a compelling headline bout that earned a warm reception from the passionate fans in attendance. 

In the main event, Muay Thai legend Yodsanklai IWE Fairtex authored a fantastic first-round knockout, making quick work of opponent Luis Regis.

Friday, December 7, 2018

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Bi Nguyen joins One Championship

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has further bolstered its burgeoning roster of world-class athletes with the acquisition of Vietnamese-American mixed martial artist Bi “Killer Bee” Nguyen. She joins the promotion’s list of top mixed martial artists by signing an exclusive multi-bout contract.


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