Friday, March 30, 2018

Vivo unveils the all-new ‘V9’ AI-powered FullView™ display smartphone in the Philippines

Global smartphone brand Vivo has revealed its all-new sleek and stylish V9 flagship unit at the City of Dreams Manila in a summer-themed unveiling that was attended by over 200 members of the press and other guests.   

Vivo welcomed its guests late Thursday afternoon at the Wave, a contemporary poolside deck, restaurant, and bar so they can experience the V9 and take selfies and photos with the sunset as their backdrop. Vivo then picked one lucky and creative photo posted on Instagram to win a V9 unit.  

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Dive in to action with PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING in IMAX® at SM CINEMA

In time for the summer, Pacific Rim: Uprising brings the heat in IMAX theatres with its fast-paced, action-packed sequences with giant robots called Jaegers going toe to toe with interdimensional sea monsters called Kaiju. 

Picking up ten years after the Battle of the Breach, where Jaegers first battled and defeated monstrous Kaijus, Jake Pentecost, played by John Boyega, struggles to find his place as an estranged Jaeger pilot drawn back to the force to once again rise up against the imminent threat of the alien sea monsters. 

Financial Planning Linked to Stronger and Richer Relationships

People who regularly discuss their finances with their partner are more likely to be fulfilled and optimistic in their relationships than those who are not, according to the 2017 Pru Life Relationship Index (PRI), an in-depth survey that investigates key factors influencing the strength and sustainability of personal relationships in the Asia-Pacific region. 

“We observed a strong link between financial planning and good relationships,” says Allan Tumbaga, Pru Life UK SVP and Chief Marketing Officer. “Moreover, those who plan with their significant others expect their love lives and finances to improve in the next five years.” 

Welcome the Summer Season with Ortigas Malls’ Exciting Events

Ortigas Malls always makes it a point to elevate the shopping experience of Filipinos in the metro. Its malls are a complete global lifestyle destination, making it a one-stop shop for all your shopping needs, a haven for those pursuing an active lifestyle, and a go-to destination for you and your family to enjoy summer!

We’ve stuffed our bags full of artsy activities and exciting events for you all throughout April and May. There won’t be a dull summer day at Greenhills, Tiendesitas, Estancia, and Circulo Verde!

KTM Philippines partners with Ibero Asistencia

KTM Philippines has officially partnered with Ibero Asistencia, pioneering company for global roadside and travel assistance. With the partnership, KTM motorcycle riders can now enjoy benefits that include 24/7 hotline to request towing, removal and recovery of motorcycle in case of accident, delivery of emergency fuel or spare key, key protection cover, accident coordination or arrangement for hospital admission, ambulance coordination assistance, traffic advisory or directory assistance and emergency message relay. Lodging or travelling expenses of the client will be covered while his/her motorcycle is immobilized.

Magic and Drama Make an Awesome April on AXN

This April on AXN, magic hits the streets while thrilling adventures continue to unfold. Explore the world of underground street magicians in the magic show Don’t Blink; and America’s favorite hero embarks on her most dangerous mission in the new season of the drama thriller Quantico.

Forum highlights growth potential of microinsurance

(L-R) Citi Philippines CEO Aftab Ahmed, Rimansi president Pelagia Mendiones, Insurance Commissioner Dennis Funa, Canadian Ambassador John Holmes and CARD MRI founder and chairman Dr. Jaime Aristotle Alip
Despite the lack of financial literacy and lack of insurance penetration in the Philippines, more and more low-income Filipinos are leveraging microinsurance thanks to the collaboration between government and the private sector.

The Microinsurance MBA Association of the Philippines (RIMANSI) recently held the 2018 National Microinsurance Forum, in observance of National Microinsurance Month, at the grand ballroom of the Century Park Hotel in Manila.  

The event, which was supported by Global Affairs Canada, was attended by more than 200 of the country’s microinsurance stakeholders from microinsurance mutual benefit associations (Mi-MBAs) and microfinance institutions (MFIs), regulators, promoters and supporters of microinsurance.  This year, the gathering of key microinsurance players and stakeholders provided the venue for discussions on the gains, challenges and prospects of expanding the reach of microinsurance, which included presentations on developments in regulations, outreach, market penetration, non-traditional products and distribution. 

Monday, March 26, 2018

Win a Vivo V9 and get to experience the perfect shot, the perfect view

The newly released Vivo V9 that boasts of a 90% FullScreen Display and a 24-megapixel AI front camera, among other cutting-edge specs is every selfie lover’s dream smartphone. It was recently introduced in the Philippines at the City of Dreams on March 22.

Vivo is yet to give details about its new flagship smartphone’s official release date in the Philippines. But, it is generously giving away three Vivo V9 smartphones to its loyal followers.

The Vivo V9 with a 24-megapixel AI selfie camera can be all yours by answering the smartphone brand’s specific theme for the week with your story and your photo.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Vivo introduces perfectly-priced new flagship V9 smartphone

Global smartphone brand Vivo has revealed that its new and powerful flagship smartphone, the V9, will be retailed at Php17,990 in Pearl Black and Gold.   

The announcement was made by Vivo Junior Brand Manager Christian Jocson during Vivo's summer-inspired launch at the City of Dreams Manila on March 22.

The Vivo V9 is packed with features that makes it a powerful and reliable smartphone for only Php17,990.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Vivo's New Fullview Flagship V9 creates Perfect shots and an Enhanced AI-Powered Experience

Vivo on Thursday unveiled the V9, an all-new FullView™ Display smartphone, with a 90% screen-to-body ratio that packs AI-powered features in a sleek and stylish design. From photography to enhanced mobile performance, the V9 adapts to specific users’ needs to create the perfect shot while providing a fun and optimized mobile experience.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Make The Most of The Long Weekend With These New Netflix Picks

The long weekend is finally here, and Netflix wants you to make the most of your well-deserved break.

After all, there are few things better than waking up whenever you want, readying your snacks, and starting on a new Netflix series or films! And if you’re planning to travel, don’t forget to download a season for when you’re on airplane mode.

AXA earnings per share up 7%

AXA earnings per share up 7%
Excellent performance in line with Ambition 2020 plan

· Underlying earnings per share up 7% to Euro 2.40
· Dividend of Euro 1.26 per share, up 9% from FY16, to be  proposed by the Board of Directors
· Solvency II ratio of 205%, up 8 points from  December 31, 2016

“AXA delivered another year of strong operating performance, with a 7% increase in underlying earnings per share and our highest ever reported net income”, said Thomas Buberl, Chief Executive Officer of AXA.

PSBank Advisory for the Holy Week

In observance of the Holy Week, all PSBank branches will be closed on March 29 and 30, 2018. 

Meanwhile, all our 609 ATMs will be online and PSBank Mobile and PSBank Online (Internet banking) facilities will be available for your banking needs.

Grandest Hot Summer Home Fair

Grab the best furniture deals @ SOGO Home & Office Center Grandest Hot Summer Home Fair until June 18 only! Discover great furniture packages for as low as P658.29/mo. for 24 mos. 0% int.!

More offers are waiting:
• Find the perfect space-saving condo package to complete your home for as low as P 1,845.50/mo. for 24 mos. 0% int.
• Financing available thru AEON & Home Credit
• No credit card needed!
Go visit the nearest SOGO Home & Office Center in your area!

Xperience an Xtraordinary Summer in Manila

When you think of summer, whats the first thing that comes to mind? Were sure Instagram-worthy islands are the ones that top your list. But what if we say that we can bring paradise to you?

Get ready to bring your swimsuits to Cove Okada this April 14th for the biggest pool party Manila has ever seen!

McDonald’s Philippines Now Available on foodpanda!

foodpanda, the on-demand food delivery platform in the country, and McDonald’s are now partners in making meal time delivery more convenient for consumers. Starting March 21, 2018 McDonald’s customers can now order their favorite meals like the Big Mac, World Famous Fries, or Chicken McDo via foodpanda through the foodpanda app.

OPPO F7 Coming Soon In The Philippines!

OPPO Philippines is set to introduce the new OPPO F7, as the latest addition to its famous Selfie Expert series this April 2018. Packed with a 6.23” FHD+ Super Full Screen display, F7 strengthens the company’s leadership position as the Selfie Expert among young people everywhere.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

iPhone lookalike Vivo V9 with 24MP AI selfie camera to start pre-order on March 26

Global smartphone brand Vivo will accept pre-orders of its new flagship phone, the V9, beginning March 26. 

The announcement was made during Vivo's summer-inspired launch of the V9 at the City of Dreams Manila on March 22. 

For those who want to be the firsts to get their hands on the Vivo V9, it will be available for pre-order starting March 26 until April 5, 2018.

Squad Goals: Reign's Mary, Queen of Scots and her ladies-in-waiting

Beyond the extravagant dresses, jewelry, travel, and parties, these girls are definitely for keeps

Friendships remain to be one of the strong bonds between people. It is the type of mutual affection that most consider to be a big part of their lives. Some are lucky to keep friends long enough to treat each other as family. As the saying goes, friends are family we choose.

Friendship groups have been tagged in many ways. The most popular one nowadays is “squad.” There are many things that friends do nowadays which qualify to be squad goals. Whether it be setting a fashion trend, travelling to different places, doing new and cool things together, one of the most important factors to achieve real #squadgoals is how one remains to be a vital part of the group.

“DEADPOOL 2” Full Trailer Reveal - Redband and Greenband

Red-dy yourselves as 20th Century Fox unravels more in the latest full trailer of what’s in store in the hugely anticipated “Deadpool 2” that will open on May 16 in Philippine cinemas. 

Redband trailer: 
Greenband trailer:

Starring Ryan Reynolds as the returning titular character, “Deadpool 2” trailer explodes with familiar and new characters, friends and fiends of Wade Wilson aka Deadpool in a series of non-stop, high-octane action.  

Cartoon Network Ushers In A New Wave Of Creators For Today’s Kids

L to R: Ben Levin (Craig of the Creek), George Gendi (Apple & Onion), Matt Burnett (Craig of the Creek), Julia Pott (Summer Camp Island), Ian Jones-Quartey (OK K.O.! LetÕs Be Heroes), Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe), Owen Dennis (Infinity Train), Christina Miller (President Cartoon Network-Adult Swim-Boomerang), Rob Sorcher (Chief Content Officer, Cartoon Network), Diego Molano (Victor and Valentino) and Daniel Chong (We Bare Bears)
Cartoon Network recently announced its largest slate of content ever from a new wave of creators telling stories that are relevant and reflective of today’s kids. The network, which is seeing success in total consumption across its platforms, is also adding more than 30 new games and apps to its mobile and web portfolio that has over 200 million worldwide downloads and now includes a series of podcasts, VR and AR experiences.

Known for its immersive storytelling, Cartoon Network is introducing the next generation of creators with series including: Owen Dennis’ mysterious and magical adventure Infinity Train and Diego Molano’s Latin American supernatural comedy Victor and Valentino.

A Cursed Cruise Awaits Drac in New “Hotel Transylvania 3” Trailer

Drac and the gang go on a cruise that’s turning into a monster trap! Watch the new trailer for Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation here.

In Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation, join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Rustan’s Supermarket Elevates Home Dining with Le Cordon Bleu

Marketplace by Rustan’s and Rustan’s Supermarket continues to elevate dining experiences at home by bringing Le Cordon Bleu’s love for good food and fine living right here for all its discerning shoppers through the Le Cordon Bleu Premium Cutlery Set.

Shop and get the chance to add authentic Le Cordon Bleu cutlery in your kitchen by earning stickers from now until July 4 only.

“X-Men’s” Cyclops Tye Sheridan Invites Filipino Fans to Watch “Ready Player One”

Audiences loved him as the young Scott Summers / Cyclops in Bryan Singer’s 2016 flashback of the superhero franchise, “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Now, Tye Sheridan stars as the underdog Wade Watts in Steven Spielberg‘s epic adventure “Ready Player One” (in Philippine cinemas Saturday, March 31.)

Watch the short video of Sheridan and his co-stars inviting Filipino fans to watch the movie here.

FedEx: A Parcel’s Journey

FedEx Express ships an average of 11.5 million parcels daily to over 220 countries and territories worldwide1. With major regional hubs in strategic locations, the world’s largest express transportation company efficiently and successfully delivers them to countless doorsteps.

If you’ve ever wondered how a package from Malaysia reaches Mabalacat –or if you’re shipping for the first time–here’s a step-by-step guide on the life cycle of an everyday FedEx parcel.

Capture Life, Unfiltered, with the Galaxy J7 Pro and Galaxy J7+

Looking from a wider perspective, life is one big photo album – consisting of priceless moments that we will always treasure and look back to. Each memory consists of different people and stories that will live on through the years, so it’s always best to make each moment count by capturing it beautifully, as it is, in breathtaking quality with the Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro and Samsung Galaxy J7+.

Enjoy Brand New Episodes of Santa Clarita Diet Season 2 with 6 Months Access To Netflix on Globe Postpaid

After the success of its debut season on Netflix in 2017, the horror-comedy series Santa Clarita Diet is finally back headlined by the endearing Hollywood personality Drew Barrymore and award-winning Timothy Olyphant.

The show is immensely enjoyable for Barrymore’s fans, as she brings the same bubbly charm to the screen reminiscent of her other onscreen heroines in movies such as Ever After, 50 First Dates, and The Wedding Singer.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Bosch Power Tools Opens Country-First One-Stop Shop

In response to the increasing demand for construction technology solutions, leading power tool brand Bosch recently inaugurated its very first one-stop shop in the Philippines that offers a complete showcase of the brand’s expansive lineup of products. The Bosch Power Tool One Stop Shop, located in Quezon City, aims to provide great customer experience as it is designed to be the ultimate pit stop for professional contractors and handymen looking for end-to-end power tools solutions. 

The newly-minted facility is established in close collaboration with one of the pioneer Bosch-authorized dealer, Panda Construction Supply Inc. The shop officially opened on February 2, and was led by Bosch Philippines Power Tool Country Sales Director William Go and Panda Construction Supply Inc.’s Philip Sy. Special discounts and deals were given, while hard-to-find products such as the Dust Extractor, Grinding Guard generated great attraction from customers and were sold out during the opening day.

Facing brother’s conqueror is purely business for Robin Catalan

Filipino strawweight Robin “The Ilonggo” Catalan has a formidable opponent who will be standing across from him on Saturday, March 24 as he makes his return to the ONE Championship cage.

Catalan is slated to duke it out with Thai wrestling champion Kritsada “Dream Man” Kongsrichai on the undercard of ONE: IRON WILL, which takes place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.

Kongsrichai is no stranger to Catalan as the Thai prospect had shared the cage with several Filipino combatants in the past, including his brother Rabin Catalan.

National Geographic calls on Eco Warriors for 2018 Nat Geo Earth Day Run

Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2018, one of the most awaited and well-attended running events in the country every year, is slated for April 22, at the SM Mall of Asia Grounds. Now on its 9th year, the Nat Geo Earth Day Run reinforces its commitment to preserving the planet by calling all “Eco Warriors” to be part of the exciting race which will coincide with the celebration of the International Earth Day.

Since its inception, the Nat Geo Earth Day Run has been attracting thousands of individuals across Asia who have pledged to save the planet. In the Philippines, National Geographic is looking to see 15,000 runners across the 3K, 5K, 10K, and 21K categories.

Following its success in the previous years, Nat Geo Earth Day Run 2018 will continue to extend its support to groups and societies with causes that are largely dedicated to environmental conservation. In the past, Nat Geo was able to give its support to organizations and communities such as the World Wide Fund for Nature, the Tawbuid Mangyan Tribe in Mindoro, and the Abuan Watershed in Sierra Madre.

Rich Franklin's One Warrior Series to Hose Inaugural Event in Singapore on 31 March

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced the inaugural event of Rich Franklin’s ONE Warrior Series, which will be held in Singapore on 31 March. The live spectacle features prospects signed on during the show who will compete in professional bouts to earn a contract with ONE Championship exceeding US $100,000+ based on performance.
Rich Franklin, Vice President of ONE Championship and CEO of ONE Warrior Series, stated: “It is my honor to announce the first ONE Warrior Series event to be held in Singapore. We’ve visited many great Asian nations over the past few months and now have a solid group of competitors ready to earn their time in the spotlight. Asia is the hotbed of the industry’s top martial arts prospects. I have enjoyed taking in all that Asia has to offer, while discovering some of the most promising young talent on this side of the world. ONE Championship and ONE Warrior Series will continue to search for the region’s best martial artists and give them a platform to showcase their skills to the world.”

Ayala Land Opens Premier Facility for Athletes at Vermosa

The Philippine sports scene climbs a notch higher as Ayala Land Inc.’s Vermosa Sports Hub, the country’s first premier and professionally managed sports facility, opens its doors to the public.

Creating the ideal environment for athletes, sports buffs, and fitness junkies who aim to reach the top of their game, Vermosa Sports Hub is equipped with training facilities designed for international sports competitions.

Is Your Gum Bleeding When You Brush Your Teeth?

You are brushing your teeth when your gums suddenly bled. What do you do? There is a high chance that you just ignore the bleeding and gargle the blood with water. Right?

And it is very likely that you won’t think your gum bled because you have gum disease.

However, unknown to many, healthy gums should never bleed even when you brush. Healthy gums, that is, those that are taken good care of, should look pink and firm and not red and swollen.

Experience Serenity at F1 Hotel Manila This Holy Week 2018

Everyone is looking forward to reflect and be spirited away on a vacation this coming Holy Week. Gather your friends and family and let F1 Hotel Manila be your retreat getaway in fulfilling the Lenten traditions without the need to leave the city.

FamilyMart Gives You The Chance To Have A Fun-Filled Summer Getaway

Summer is coming and it’s time for you to go on vacation mode. After working for so many hours, you deserve that break to relax and recharge. That’s why your go-to for daily essentials FamilyMart is giving you the chance to win awesome getaway packages where you get to bring along your barkada or family!

As the popular Japanese convenience store celebrates its 5th anniversary in the Philippines, FamilyMart is bringing you the 5x the Summer Fun Raffle Promo.

Get a chance to go on that dream #SQUADGOALS vacay, because the grand prize is a trip for four to Bali, Indonesia, which includes a 3-day, 2-night hotel stay and roundtrip airfare. One other lucky winner will receive the second prize of a trip for four to the beautiful island of Siargao.

More Thrilling Adventures Continue in Crowd-sourced Travel Show “Adventure Your Way” on AXN

AXN original series hosted by award-winning
TV personality Atom Araullo airs every Thursday at 8pm

Thanks to the overwhelming response from netizens, AXN has proven that crowdsourcing has become an effective tool in obtaining their share of adventures in its weekly 30-minute travel show, Adventure Your Way.

For the past six episodes, viewers have been treated to fun activities, as Atom Araullo took on his #AdventureGoals and embarked on the most exciting adventures on land, at sea, and in the air around the Philippines. From skydiving in Bantayan, Cebu to canyoneering in the waterfalls of Sagada, from flying a plane in Camiguin to diving with manta rays in Masbate, and from surviving a night in the jungle in Subic to rock climbing in Rizal, Atom immersed himself in every adventure and gamely experienced the bucket lists of would-be adventurers.

Witness The Power of Faith In “Paul, Apostle of Christ” Exclusively in SM Cinema

This Lenten season, witness the all-too-real story of “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” at SM Cinema.
Purveyed in the perspective of the Apostle Luke, the film depicts Paul in the midst of a brutal Roman campaign against religion, persecuting all those who share the faith and preach the word of the Lord through the most gruesome methods ever devised.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Conflict-affected farmers in Marawi receive food assistance

Filipino farmers affected by fighting in Marawi are to receive food assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). This has been made possible by a PHP12.4 million (€300,000) contribution from the Government of Italy to WFP.

“Italy stands with the Philippine Government in its efforts to assist the people of Marawi,” said Italian Ambassador Giorgio Guglielmino. “Our partnership with the World Food Programme will support the food needs of thousands of Filipinos as they rebuild their lives.”

Be a Prime Mom with Mega Prime’s premium line of canned fruits and vegetables

One of the biggest joys of being a mom is being able to whip up delicious, nutritious meals that delight  every member of the family. As the world celebrates Women’s Month, Mega Prime Quality canned vegetable line is bringing a wider and more exciting array of products that will not only satisfy everyone, but will also help turn moms into savvy chefs and homemakers.

Smart LTE speeds Continue To Outpace Competition

PLDT wireless arm Smart Communications Inc (Smart) has further strengthened its lead in LTE download speeds nationwide and in all major regions in the country, while posting a significant improvement in 4G/LTE coverage as well, according to the latest study released by mobile analytics company OpenSignal.

The OpenSignal State of Mobile Networks: Philippines report, which covers the months of November to January and is available on their website, showed that Smart LTE download speeds led across all measured areas: National Capital Region (13.04 Mbps vs 8.57 Mbps), North Central Luzon (11.59 Mbps vs 6.34 Mbps), South Luzon (11.66 Mbps vs 7.03 Mbps), Visayas (13.49 Mbps vs 7.37 Mbps), and Mindanao (14.42 Mbps vs 7.38 Mbps).

The study also found that Smart’s 4G/LTE availability also jumped by nearly 20% to 59.68% from 39.96% a year ago.

Smart is also ahead in terms of latency, a metric that measures a network’s responsiveness, OpenSignal measured Smart’s 4G latency at 47.21ms, quicker than the competition’s 60.7ms. Latency, measured in milliseconds, is the time it takes data to make a round trip through the network. A lower score in this metric is a sign of a more responsive network, OpenSignal said.

Destiny Arrives with the Brand New “Avengers: Infinity War” Trailer

The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is nearing the culmination of the last decade with the release of Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War,” in Philippine cinemas this April 25.

To mark the occasion, take a look at the thrilling new trailer here.

The Smurfs Easter Village at Crimson Hotel

The Smurfs are hopping their way down the south of Manila this Easter!

Just like Smurfette and her friends Brainy, Clumsy, and Hefty, guests are invited to join the exciting Easter eggs-pedition through the Smurfs Easter Village on April 01, 2018, from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

Visionary Novel “Ready Player One” Gets Spectacular Movie Treatment

Little more than 30 years ago, it seemed almost inconceivable that you could log onto a computer, create your own profile—true or not—and connect with people anywhere on the globe in real time. But what if, 30 years from now, you could log in, become your own personal avatar—true or not—and interact with people in an infinite virtual world? Consider the possibilities…and the perils.

That is the basic premise of Ernest Cline’s bestseller Ready Player One, which captured the imagination of one of the most revered and successful filmmakers of all time: Steven Spielberg. “It’s a huge, sprawling adventure that intercuts between two completely different worlds,” he says. “I think Ernest Cline is a visionary who wrote of a future that’s actually not so far away from where we’re heading with the evolution of virtual reality.”

Multi-awarded sci- fi horror flick “GhostLand” set to hit PH theaters on March 31

Soaking in the glory of multiple awards, the thrill-seeking horror “Ghostland” (aka Incident in a Ghost Land)  is set to show us why it’s captivating and mind-boggling story is a must-watch horror film this 2018. With versatile actress Crystal Reed (“Teen Wolf”) as the main lead.

The film begins with a mother and her two daughters inheriting an old house, during their first night in their new home, murderers enter the home, putting Colleen in a situation where she must fight to save her daughters’ lives. When the girls suffer a terrible trauma during the night, their disparate personalities diverge even further.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Pump Up Your Emotions this March on GEM

Discover Tokyo and its surroundings like never before in the travel documentary NEXT STOP, DISCOVERY. Indulge in dining with a twist in the reality series GOCHI: Dinner is on YOU Tonight Season 3. Love for family and professional ethics collide in The Kitazawas -We Mind Our Own Business-. Finally, learn anything and everything under the sun in the intriguing game show Burning Questions! SP2.


Gear up for brand new episodes of NEXT STOP, DISCOVERY and uncover some of the hidden gems around Tokyo! Using the stations along the railway line as destinations, NEXT STOP, DISCOVERY introduces to you hundreds of inexpensive, interesting, and easily reachable places within Tokyo and surrounding areas. Be captivated by the unique sights, distinct flavor and fascinating history in each neighborhood and get to know the real Tokyo from the inside out!

NEXT STOP, DISCOVERY airs every Thursday at 10:10PM.

Kickstart summer with as much as 30% cashback at Robinsons via PayMaya QR

Shopping for all your fashion, food, and retail needs this summer just got a lot more exciting as Robinsons and PayMaya brings as much as 30% cashback for your purchases at participating brands of Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. when you pay via Paymaya QR. 

From March 15 to June 15, 2018, shoppers will get enjoy 30% cashback (maximum of P500 per store per day) when they pay via PayMaya QR in Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Appliances, Robinsons Builders, True Value, True Home, Handyman, Toys R Us, Daiso, and brands under Robinsons Store Specialists Inc. such as Topman, Topshop, Topman, Dorothy Perkins, Burton Menswear, Miss Selfridge, Warehouse, and G2000.

Striptop Outlet Store’s The Great Brands Summer Sale

Striptop Outlet Store (SOS) will storm the Central Plaza of CityWalk in Eastwood City and hold the The Great Brands Summer Sale on March 18 – 25, 2018 from 12nn-12am.  

Shoppers will enjoy up to 70% discounts from participating brands like Reebok, Nike, Under Armour, Bucketfeet, Fitflop, The North Face and many more.  Customers will also enjoy great finds on great selections of shoes, bags, accessories, men’s and ladies fashion, just in time for the summer vacation.

Friday, March 16, 2018

KTM successfully holds first ever Dukehana Philippines

The ready-to-race DNA of KTM motorcycles were put to test the brave and skillful motorcycle enthusiasts during the recent Dukehana in the Philippines at the Circuit Makati Parking Grounds.

Dukehana is a motorcycle time trial sport where riders competed to maneuver through a paved course restricted by traffic cones and other skill-testing obstacles in the shortest time. Participants riding skills were faced with challenges like reversals, 180 degree spins, 360 degree spins, parking boxes and figure 8s.

New Samsung for your new professionals

Give your fresh graduate a Samsung Galaxy A8 or Galaxy A8+ at 0% interest – thanks to Home Credit installments!

“Welcome to the real world!” –You might’ve said this phrase to your fresh grad, likely more than once.  They’re done with schooling, and now that they’re trying to figure out the first step of adulting, how about giving them something that can help in their personal tasks – online job hunting, searching office locations, or simply passing time while waiting for appointments. 

For your new grown up’s adulting essentials, Samsung has the perfect gift options: its latest Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+ models. With their superb specs, these units are perfect for everyone. But if you also put a premium on your budget, you’re in for a surprise: thanks to Home Credit’s 0% interest promo until the end of March, you can now give your freshies the gift they deserve without draining your funds: through 9-month installments, even without a credit card!  Just approach a Home Credit sales associate from any of the participating stores, submit your filled-out form together with your two (2) valid IDs, and wait for a few minutes to get approved!

2018 Investment Opportunities Amid Market Volatility

(L-R) Citi Philippines Consumer Business Manager Manoj Varma and Citi Philippines CEO Aftab Ahmed at the 2018 Citigold Annual Market Outlook with Citi Philippines Retail Bank Head Rene Aguirre and Investment Product Head of Citicorp Financial Services and Insurance Brokerage Philippines Inc. Ramon Tejero
The Philippines’ inflation rate has risen to 4% year on year in February, a three-year high, from an average of 2.9% in 2017 (using the new 2012 Consumer Price Index base year). While bond yields have risen in 2017, policy rates have yet to increase.

This was among the topics discussed in the recent Citigold 2018 Annual Market Outlook Briefing, “Navigating A Maturing Bull Market” attended by more than 600 Citi customers in the cities of Taguig, Mandaluyong and Cebu. 

5 Interesting Facts About #HANGINfection That Will Surprise You

#HANGINfection is not just a hype. These tiny, invisible germs in the air are real, and they are around us. Yes, even if you don’t touch germs, the germs can touch you! While we can’t see them with our naked eye, it does not mean we can’t fight them.
The more we know about #HANGINfection, the more we can protect ourselves. That’s why Safeguard, Philippine's Number 1 Family Skin Germ Protection Soap, is taking active steps to spread awareness about these airborne germs.  

DoubleDragon’s Hotel 101-Fort Is Fast On The Rise

Hotel 101, the flagship homegrown brand of Hotel of Asia, Inc., a subsidiary of publicly listed real estate firm DoubleDragon Properties Corp., adds to its growing portfolio of hotel properties with the ongoing construction of Hotel 101-Fort.

Rising at 33 storeys and standing on a prime 1,224 sq. m. prime corner lot, Hotel 101-Fort is envisioned to be a premier business and leisure hotel. Once completed in 2020, Hotel 101-Fort will house a total of 606 well-appointed hotel rooms, a three-level podium with specialty retail shops and dining outlets, and a full amenity floor. Furthermore, Hotel 101-Fort is centrally located and is but a stone’s throw away from BGC’s shopping and dining district, which is sure to attract the burgeoning tourist market. With this, Hotel 101 offers the utmost comfort, privacy, and convenience.


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