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

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:

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.

Living like a local: A personalized Cebu experience care of your friendly Ascott Hosts

Soon-to-open Citadines Cebu City ensures long-stay guests a personalized stay by taking the much-loved Ascott Host program to new levels and combined with warm Visayan hospitality. 

Imagine being welcomed home the moment you open your door – with a gift basket of your favorite treats based on your preferences. Your Ascott Hosts know just what you like—whether it’s the mangoes you rave over, the cookies your children love, the kind of water you drink, or anything else your family adores. 

Ascott Hosts will be there to make you feel more at home and get to enjoy your stay like a local.  They will let you know the best Cebuano delicacies and where you can find them, providing you with their mobile number so you can reach them whenever.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Win exciting prizes at #GadgetGameAtSM!

Shoot and win prizes #GadgetGameAtSM in select SM malls nationwide.

Name something more satisfying than topping the scoreboard on your favorite mobile game, now let make it a reality and get to win prizes!

Shoot and win prizes as SM Supermalls, in partnership with Cyberzone and VIVO, hosts #GadgetGameAtSM, an interactive on-ground challenge that lets players shoot digital phones into virtual shopping bags under 60 seconds – happening from August 10 to 14 in select SM malls nationwide!

“Shoppers can unleash their inner gamers at #GadgetGameAtSM this August. Whether you’re a professional or casual gamer, there’s something to watch out for at SM this Cybermonth,” said Jonjon San Agustin, SM Supermalls senior vice president for marketing. 

Here’s how to join in 4 easy steps:

Chefs from Visayas secure wins at Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition

Two chefs from Visayas are now qualified for the nationals of the Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition, a nationwide cooking competition which aims to recognize a new generation of local talented chefs, after they won their respective regional competitions. 

Chef Mario Sembalante from Cebu City bested nine other contestants in the seventh regional leg of the said culinary competition with his winning dish, Cebu Surf and Turf — malunggay crusted Visayan deep-sea cod fish with a millet risotto crust and local ingredients such as Mango Wine from Argao and homemade fish chicharon with Cebu chorizo foam. 

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Mountain bike enthusiasts conquer #RideMTBDay at The Bike Playground in Circulo Verde

Pump Track Challenge Contenders bested each other inside The Bike Playground’s indoor pump track.

The Bike Playground gathered the growing mountain bike riding community in Metro Manila as it hosted the Manila leg of the #RIDEMTBDAY in Circulo Verde, a 10-hectare mixed use development of Ortigas & Company. 

The Ride Mountain Bike Day or #RIDEMTBDAY is the annual gathering of mountain bike enthusiasts all over the world; celebrated by holding group rides, demos, and races on the same day. This year, the celebration is made bigger in the Philippines as riders across the country take part of the global movement simultaneously. Biking aficionados from Manila, Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, and Cagayan De Oro all joined in on the festivities.

Last July 20, hundreds of mountain bike lovers came together in Circulo Verde to join mountain biking activities such as The Outdoor Time Trial, where bikers try to ride the bike trail in the shortest time possible, and the Pump Track Challenge where two bikers go in an individually-timed run into a maze of rollers, each trying to cross the finish line without pedaling.

TPB supports Get Global Exhibition in Australia

The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, the marketing arm of the Department of Tourism (DOT), as part of its strategic thrust to strengthen its Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, and Exhibitions (MICE) campaign, supports Get Global – Where the World Meets, an industry exhibition in Australia at the International Convention Center (ICC) Sydney.

Launched in 2017, Get Global has become a reputable platform that connects international MICE suppliers with buyers, including corporate meeting planners, incentive houses and professional conference organizers (PCO), and has been recognized as "Exhibition of the Year" by Meetings & Events Australia for two consecutive years.

Coocaa Celebrates Birthday with Exciting Promos and Lineup of Exclusive Product Launches

Coocaa, the Shenzhen-based mid-to-high-end Internet brand that provides high specs, high cost performance consumer electronic products, is celebrating its birthday! 

What better way to celebrate the occasion than by giving its customers a sale to remember? Starting this Thursday, August 08 until August 09, Coocaa will be celebrating with a birthday blowout in all Southeast Asian Lazada online stores. Excited shoppers can find vouchers of up to 50% off Coocaa’s top products on Lazada Philippines! To extend the birthday celebration, in October, Coocaa will be launching three (3) smart TVs, like the all-new 50’’ & 65” Android 9.0 OS smart TV and 50’’ Netflix built-in TV.

Ballet Manila launches "On Pointé" 24th Performance Season

Ballet Manila, the most solidly trained classical ballet company in the Philippines, has launched its 24th Performance Season with the theme "On Pointé" at S'Maison in Pasay City. 

During the launch, guests were given an impressive preview of the company's upcoming shows for the season, namely Snow White (September 7-8, 2019), Giselle (October 19-20, 2019), Sleeping Beauty (December 7-8, 2019), and Carmina Burana and La Traviata (February 29 and March 1, 2020). 

Man of the hour

Ever Bilena CEO Dioceldo “Deo” Sy

Ever Bilena CEO Dioceldo “Deo” Sy is the man of the hour as he was recently launched as the newest face of luxury timepiece brand from France, Rene Mouris.

A man known for his confidence, power and humility, Deo truly embodies the personality of the brand that takes pride in blending eminent craftsmanship to create timepieces that are classic, elegant and affordable to all.

SM Cinema treats kids to a free screening of “The Lion King”

More than 400 children, along with parents and caregivers from the Payatas community in Quezon City, flocked to SM Cinema’s free screening of the much-anticipated live action movie “The Lion King,” held at SM City North EDSA recently.

During the film, kids and kids-at-heart couldn’t help but be amazed by the fascinating effects, characters, and of course, the phenomenal songs from the movie. This once in a lifetime opportunity for some of the underprivileged children in the community, hopes to convey the message that SM is a place for all.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Peppa Pig Celebrations Live at the Theater Solaire 2019

Circles Entertainment is bringing in our beloved Peppa Pig on a live performance which will be held on at The Theater at Solaire on August 24 & 25, 2019. There will be 2 shows per day, 2pm and another one at 5pm.

Peppa Pig’s Celebration tells the story of how truly special it is to collect and treasure shared memories.

Hope Springs With LG’s Washabilities Laundry Shop

LG Philippines donated 5 sets of commercial washers and dryers

LG, in close collaboration with Hopewell Integrated School (HIS) and Bigwash, endeavors to empower individuals with special needs through a sustainable livelihood program.

Dubbed as HopeWash, the program positions students and graduates of HIS, a non-stock non-profit organization based in Cavite dedicated to individuals with special needs, to be employable and lead functional lives. 

BLIMS Installment Madness this August 1 - 15

August 1 - 15

Get up to 24 months  0% Interest

BLIMS Installment Madness! Grab your favorite furniture at up to 24 mos 0% interest from August 1 to 15 (min purchase of P35,000) exclusive to BPI, Metro Bank, HSBC Chinabank, Security Bank RCBC Bankard, BDO, PNB Credit Card Holders & BDO Dinners Club.

Plus Buy Now PAY LATER on selected major credit cards

Academy Award Winner Julianne Moore Tackles Latest Acting Challenge in “AFTER THE WEDDING”

Academy award winner and incredibly versatile actor, Julianne Moore who notched up an array of stunning performances in notable and hit movies such as Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Hunger Games series, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and her unforgettable performance in Still Alice (which won her the long overdue Best Actress Oscar), stars anew in the enigmatic thrilling drama After The Wedding.

A remake of the Oscar-nominated (Foreign Language) Susanne Bier’s Danish film, the latest film of the same title After The Wedding is directed by Bart Freundlich that exposes a long-hidden truth, ripping an old wound and revealing a new secret, which alters the course of the lives of Theresa (Moore), Isabel (Michelle Williams), Oscar (Billy Crudup) and Grace (Abby Quinn). 

The UP Men's Basketball Team leads a Cashless Lifestyle with PayMaya

As the UP Fighting Maroons prepare for the upcoming UAAP season, PayMaya officially backs this season's most highly-anticipated collegiate basketball team. The players were given their very own PayMaya cards which they can use to kickstart their convenient cashless lifestyle at home or in school. PayMaya's CEO-Founder and a true-blooded maroon from UP, Orlando B. Vea, poses with the members of the team. 

Going cashless makes everyday tasks easier - from purchasing airline tickets at the comforts of your own home, getting awesome rebates from your shopping haul, and even skipping the lines when you’re paying for your bills. These days, you can purchase almost everything you need with just a tap, swipe, or scan – no more fumbling for loose change, or getting worried of pick-pockets.   

However convenient, unlocking all these perks can be a challenge, especially if you don’t have a credit card.   

Take David Murrell and James Spencer, members of the University of the Philippines Men’s Basketball Team, for example. Both, along with their teammates, are now able to enjoy the cashless lifestyle with their ultimate payment buddy, PayMaya. This is just one of the many ways PayMaya has shown support to the UP MBT as the brand recently threw in support for the team’s bid to the Season ‘82 UAAP Basketball Championship.  

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Exciting gaming and great tech deals at SM’s Cyber Month

Heads up, tech geeks!

This August, SM Supermalls celebrates tech and innovation with Cyber Month – a month-long celebration of the latest gadget trends, exclusive tech deals, and gaming events happening in 72 SM malls nationwide!

“We invite all gamers and shoppers as we transform our malls into a larger-than-life e-sports arena featuring multi game tournaments and gadget deals,” said Jonjon San Agustin, SM Supermalls senior vice president for marketing. 

Introducing the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6: A Powerful Tablet that Enhances Your Creativity and Productivity

Galaxy Tab S6 enriches the mobile experience by enabling people to express their ideas and get more done.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced Galaxy Tab S6 – a new tablet that allows people to create and connect, enjoy immersive entertainment, and accomplish their goals wherever they go.  Built for those who need to satisfy their curiosity and express their creative flair, the Galaxy Tab S6 lets users do more than they could on any tablet before. 

“Today’s inspiration comes at a moment’s notice and creatives and professionals need a device able to keep up with insatiable imaginations while complementing their busy, on-the-go lifestyles,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “Galaxy Tab S6 enables consumers to unlock their creativity, while delivering the top-quality productivity features and advanced technology they have come to expect from Samsung tablets.”

Plan the Perfect Long Weekend Getaway with Traveloka

This August has a number of holidays and long weekends that adventure and vacation loving Filipinos can look forward to: Eid al-Adha on the third week of the month, Ninoy Aquino Day on August 21, and National Heroes Day on August 26. Make the most out of these extended breaks by satisfying your wanderlust and going on that much-desired getaway.

Here are some suggestions on where you can go and what you can do to achieve your #looongweekendgoals. 

Cooking like a pro

Chef Sau del Rosario, competition ambassador 
of Solane Kitchen Hero Chefs’ Edition

Learning how to cook is one of the most practical skills anyone can have. Cooking may be intimidating at first, especially if you are a beginner, but leading LPG solutions provider Solane believes that you can master it with consistent practice. 

Chef Sau del Rosario, ambassador of Solane’s Kitchen Hero — a nationwide cooking competition which aims to recognize a new generation of local talented chefs — shares his secrets to acing your cooking skills in no time. 

Filinvest Alabang Inc. wins at BCI Asia Top 10 Awards

Filinvest Alabang Inc. (FAI) was once again hailed as one of the top 10 developers in the Philippines by the prestigious BCI Asia Awards. A coveted award in the construction industry, BCI Awards is the pioneer and most reputable award-giving body in Southeast Asia, giving out awards annually to remarkable companies in construction and property development in Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. 

PWDs, elderly trained in disaster preparedness and survival

Persons with disabilities (PWDs) and senior citizens in Marikina were enlightened on the proper response to calamities especially earthquakes and flooding during the Emergency Preparedness Forum 2019 held in SM City Marikina. 

An initiative of SM Supermalls through SM Cares, the annual event is aimed at supporting communities, especially the most vulnerable groups like the PWDs and the elderly, to become more resilient and better prepared in times of disasters.  

Friday, August 2, 2019

Martin Nguyen stops Koyomi Matsushima to retain One Featherweight World Title

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), returned to a packed Mall of Asia Arena in Manila for the biggest martial arts event in Philippine history with ONE: DAWN OF HEROES. Once again, the finest martial arts talent in the world came out to showcase their incredible skills. In the main event, Martin Nguyen retained his ONE Featherweight World Championship with a technical knockout victory over Koyomi Matsushima. In the co-main event, Rodtang Jitmuangnon captured the ONE Flyweight Muay Thai World Championship with a unanimous decision victory over Jonathan Haggerty.


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