Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Goldilocks help Filipino's to Celebrate Lenten with their Specials



Lenten season is fast approaching and it is just fair to give every religious group a set of foods that will not hinder them from fulfilling their duties. That's why Goldilock's is always there to cater for our everyday food or meals in every seasons of life.

In a country where almost 90 percent of the population belongs to the Roman Catholic faith, the 40 day period of Lent represents a time for deep and prayerful reflection. Part of this remembrance is to practice abstinence, wherein adult Catholics are encouraged to refrain from eating any form of meat every Friday during Lent.

In line with this, Goldilocks Foodshop now offers a variety of delicious meals that are totally meat-free, yet totally delicious. Treat your taste buds to the savory goodness of Goldilocks’ Tuna Pie, Bangus Belly Sinigang, Rellenong Bangus, All Veggie Lumpia, and Sarap Pinggang Pinoy Pinakbet, all of which come in very affordable prices.

These Lenten specials are available at all Goldilocks Foodshop branches nationwide. For more information, you may also follow Goldilocks on Twitter or Instagram at @GoldilocksPH, on the Goldilocks Facebook page, or log on to the official Goldilocks website at www.goldilocks.com.ph []

Tears, triumph, and promises fulfilled in AXA True Stories




AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance companies, further strengthens its commitment to empower people to live the life they choose with its latest brand campaign. Dubbed AXA True Stories, this latest engagement showcases stories from real customers, each one an inspiring story of triumph over adversity and of commitments fulfilled.

Meet Nette Gemora. After her sister-in-law was diagnosed with cancer, Nette persuaded her husband to buy a health plan. “He told me, he’ll only agree to get one if I also got one for myself,” she stated. She spoke to her financial partner from AXA and took a Health Max plan for herself and her husband. “This was in December of 2015. Good thing, it was easy to buy then because I was able to pay using my credit card.”

It was three months afterwards when she had to face her life’s greatest challenge. Nette was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and needed immediate surgery and chemotherapy to manage the spread of the cancer cells. “It was a huge shock for us. My kids were really affected. My husband felt helpless. But I promised them I will give it a good fight.”

Nette fought and won her bout with cancer. She received the full coverage of her health plan within a week of submitting her claims forms. Her agents, Darren and Joy, assisted her at every step of her claim and they have grown to become close friends.

Upon getting a clean bill of health from her doctor, Nette excitedly told her children to pack their bags as she planned a family trip to Singapore. Since then, she and her family have travelled to different places, and even the US for the Christmas holidays. Nette shared, “I am glad that I was able to overcome my sickness, I know that not many people can say the same. I am now looking forward to more trips with my family.”

Then there’s the story of Glen Hare, a young professional who’s not your typical millennial. Even with no outstanding health issues, she had the foresight to purchase an AXA Global Health Access plan for herself. A few months later, she noticed a swelling on her jaw, which subsequent tests revealed was a type of rare disease called ameloblastoma. Call it providential, but had the condition not been caught early, the infection would have spread to her brain. And because of her health plan from AXA, she was able to get the needed treatment immediately. Glen is now back to pursuing her passion in the visual arts and attending to her budding career.


“It was during our office Christmas party when I noticed my jaw was swelling,” revealed Glen. “I was so relieved that I had the health plan which covered all of my hospital expenses. I didn’t need to unnecessarily burden my parents with the costs. They didn’t need to worry.”

Today, Glen continues to pursue her passion in art and paints during her free time. “Painting helps me realize that all the little decisions I make help determine the big picture, and being healthy, being whole again, makes me feel complete.”

These are but some of the true stories that bring to life AXA’s unwavering commitment to its customers of empowering them to live the life they choose. You, too, can chart your own life story with AXA by your side. For more information on AXA insurance products, visit www.axa.com.ph today, and watch out for more customer stories in the coming months.


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Binibining Pilipinas beauties learn financial literacy



The captivating candidates of the Binibining Pilipinas 2018 were warmly welcomed by top executives of AXA Philippines during a courtesy call at the corporate offices of the leading global insurer and its non-life insurance subsidiary, Charter Ping An.
                    
AXA Philippines chief of retail propositions Alok Roongta, chief of commercial business Ninoy Rollan, Charter Ping An director Robert Yu, head of partnership Emmanuel Que; and head of commercial underwriting Edwin Salvan greeted the candidates.

As part of AXA’s thrust to empower people to live better lives, the 40 Binibinis were given a brief financial literacy talk.

The highlight of the event was the awarding of insurance coverage certificates to the candidates, who now enjoy full personal accident, medical reimbursement and travel insurance benefits, be it here or abroad.

For ten years now, Charter Ping An, a subsidiary of AXA, has been the official insurance provider of the prestigious beauty pageant, providing the lovely candidates with full personal accident insurance coverage for the duration of the competition.



Monday, February 19, 2018

Three thrilling matches to watch on the undercard of ONE: QUEST FOR GOLD




ONE Championship, which is widely considered as the frontrunner of martial arts in the world, is set to electrify the iconic Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar by holding ONE: QUEST FOR GOLD.
Looking to keep that big ball of momentum going generated by the recent cards in Jakarta and Manila, the blockbuster live event will feature the absolute best in local and international talent, accentuating a tremendous main event bout between hometown hero Aung La N Sang and Brazil’s Alexandre Machado.
With the ONE Light Heavyweight Championship awaiting the winner of the five-round clash between Aung La N Sang and Machado, the spotlight is on the headlining bout of ONE: QUEST FOR GOLD.
However, Aung La N Sang and Machado are not taking the whole attention away from the event as ONE Championship has prepared a top-notch undercard, which is sure to draw plenty of chatter around the world.
When the cage door closes in Yangon on Friday, 23 February, here is a closer look at three exciting matches to watch out for on the undercard of ONE: QUEST FOR GOLD.

 
Ev Ting vs. Ariel Sexton

Throughout the course of his career, Ev Ting has earned a reputation as a competitor willing to face any challenge.
Ting has been a part of ONE Championship for nearly the past four years and has quickly become one of the most exciting lightweights on the entire roster.
With only a few decisions on his record, Ting prides himself on bringing the pressure to every single opponent he encounters.
Overall, Ting has racked up nine stoppage victories against everyone from top-rated strikers to world-class grapplers and has proven that he is not afraid to mix it up with anyone.
The 28-year-old Malaysian-Kiwi dynamo is determined to continue his ascension up the lightweight ranks and compete against the best martial artists in the world.
In front of a passionate crowd in Yangon, Ting seeks the shine bright like a diamond once more on Friday as he squares off with Ariel “Tarzan” Sexton at ONE: QUEST FOR GOLD.
It has been more than 18 months since Sexton last stepped foot in the ONE Championship cage, but he has never lost sight of his long-term goals in the sport.
With three consecutive wins under his belt, Sexton is poised to make a big splash in his return to ONE Championship as he is set to collide with a former ONE Lightweight World Championship challenger like Ting at ONE: QUEST FOR GOLD.
As much as Sexton wanted to return to action sooner, injuries kept him sidelined throughout 2017.
Although he encountered a career-threatening injury, Sexton has kept his eyes on the prize and has never given up his dream to become a world champion.
Sexton understands as time passes, it is tougher to remember performances like his rear-naked choke submission victory over Eddie Ng in May 2015 or his astonishing stoppage win over Roger Huerta in July 2016.
The next step in his journey takes place at ONE: QUEST FOR GOLD, where Sexton will look for his fourth consecutive win as he takes on Ting in the co-feature attraction at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon.


  1. Amir Khan vs. Timofey Nastyukhin
Amir Khan is considered one of the most promising young talents to represent Singapore on the international stage of martial arts like ONE Championship.
Holding a professional record of 9-2, Khan is currently riding high on a six-match winning streak with his victories coming by way of exciting finish.
In his recent trip to the ONE Championship cage last November, Khan figured in his most impressive performance yet, overwhelming lightweight veteran Adrian “The Hunter” Pang with a showcase of impeccable striking and great takedown defense.
Khan will once again strut his wares on the global stage as he takes on Russian wrecking machine Timofey Nastyukhin at ONE: QUEST FOR GOLD.
Despite making a spectacular entrance onto the global stage with an emphatic flying knee finish of beloved Filipino martial arts hero Eduard Folayang in December 2014, Nastyukhin’s time inside the ONE Championship cage has not been without challenges.
Nastyukhin experienced a minor setback in 2015 when he lost to Herbert Burns via submission, but soon returned to knock out “Ruthless” Rob Lisita in just six seconds, tying the record for the fastest finish in ONE Championship history.
But in his very next bout in November 2016, Nastyukhin suffered a broken tibia during his clash with Kotetsu Boku.
Following nine months of extensive rehab and self-reflection, Nastyukhin was determined to continue pursuing his martial arts dream as he successfully returned to defeat Koji Ando last August, and
Nastyukhin now battles Singaporean rising star Khan in a colossal clash between proven knockout artists at ONE: QUEST FOR GOLD.

Li Kai Wen vs. Roel Rosauro

After his much-awaited return to ONE Championship ended in unfortunate fashion three months ago, Chinese martial arts ace Li Kai Wen is preparing to make a definitive statement as he makes his first trip to the cage this 2018.
Li is scheduled to duke it out with the Philippines’ Roel “Akiyama” Rosauro in a three-round featherweight affair on the undercard of ONE: QUEST FOR GOLD.
After winning the ONE Featherweight Beijing Tournament in 2014, Li cemented his position as one of the most fearsome young competitors from China.
Li utilizes his tremendous striking ability and aggression to overwhelm foes with his offense, which has resulted in a series of impressive highlight-reel stoppages so far in his budding career.
The man known as “The Underdog” was originally slated to face Rodian Menchavez at ONE: QUEST FOR GOLD, but the Filipino veteran was forced to withdraw from the contest due to an injury.
Rosauro accepted the offer to step in for compatriot Menchavez and square off against an up-and-coming martial arts talent like Li in his promotional debut.
Holding a professional record of 4-1, Rosauro is a practitioner of the Filipino martial arts discipline Yaw-Yan, a Filipino style of kickboxing with emphasis on hip-torquing motion and delivering attacks from long range as well as the downward-cutting nature of its kicks.
With Li aiming to build some steam towards his campaign of becoming China’s first ONE Featherweight World Champion, he will welcome the gutsy Rosauro to the ONE Championship cage on Friday.
For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ONEChampionship.


About ONE Championship™

ONE Championship is the largest global sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, ONE Championship is the home of martial arts. The world’s most exciting martial arts organization hosts the largest sports entertainment events across Asia, featuring some of the world's best martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. In addition to its digital platforms, ONE Championship broadcasts to over 1.7-billion potential viewers across 136 countries around the world with some of the largest global broadcasters, including Fox Sports, ABS-CBN, Astro, ClaroSports, Bandsports, Startimes, Premier Sports, Thairath TV, Skynet, Mediacorp, OSN, and more.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

INITIAL BOUTS ANNOUNCED AT ONE: VISIONS OF VICTORY SET FOR 9 MARCH IN KUALA LUMPUR


07 February 2018 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its return to Malaysia’s bustling capital city of Kuala Lumpur. ONE: VISIONS OF VICTORY is set to ignite the Axiata Stadium with an evening of authentic martial arts action. While a main event is yet to be announced, ONE Championship has revealed a handful of compelling bouts featuring the absolute best in local and international martial arts talent.

Ticket information for ONE: VISIONS OF VICTORY is available at www.onefc.com.

Agilan “Alligator” Thani of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is a 22-year-old martial artist and one of the top welterweights in ONE Championship. Thani’s quick rise through the ranks has seen him amass a stellar 8-1 professional record, including a title shot against former ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren in May of 2017. Although Thani fell short of victory against the American, he gained a great amount of experience as a result and has emerged as a more seasoned combatant. All but one of Thani’s victories have come by exciting finish. The young Malaysian has shown steady improvement in each outing and he will now face Amitesh Chaubey in his next assignment.

Amitesh Chaubey is a martial artist from India and a welterweight newcomer in ONE Championship. He owns a professional record of 8-5 and is a former SFL Welterweight Champion known for his knockout power. Primarily a boxing stylist who stifles opponents with his quick hands and fluid combinations, Chaubey joins a deep ONE Championship welterweight division looking for a new champion. He takes on former welterweight title challenger Agilan Thani in his promotional debut.

19-year-old Christian “The Warrior” Lee, younger brother of reigning ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee, began his professional career on an absolute tear, railing off five straight victories by thrilling finish. He has impressed fans with his ability to seek out stoppage wins over top-caliber opponents. A former Pankration World Champion, Lee toppled Japanese veteran and former ONE Lightweight World Champion Kotetsu Boku in his most recent bout, winning by first-round technical knockout to improve his record to 8-1. Known as a creative and fluid striker with unorthodox grappling technique, Lee is now set to face another Japanese veteran in Kazunori Yokota.

39-year-old Kazunori Yokota of Chiba, Japan is a martial arts fixture with over 12 years of professional experience under his belt. A champion of Japanese promotion, DEEP, Yokota is one of the toughest competitors at featherweight as he has constantly punished his opponents and grinded out impressive victories. Yokota made his ONE Championship debut in May of 2016, challenging former ONE Featherweight World Champion Marat Gafurov for the title. Yokota sports a stellar record of 26-7-3 and in his most recent bout, submitted his opponent in another promotion. Now, Yokota is set to take on the surging Christian Lee.

Malaysia’s Gianni Subba is a 25-year old flyweight talent from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. He spends time carefully honing his craft with talented teammates, including brother Keanu, at Bali MMA in Indonesia. A winner of six of his last seven bouts, Subba is a seasoned athlete with a stellar 9-2 clip in his young career. Five of his nine wins have come either by submission or by crowd-pleasing knockout. In his next assignment, the crafty wushu specialist Danny Kingad poses a stern challenge.

Top flyweight talent from the famed Team Lakay of Baguio City, Danny “The King” Kingad is a regional wushu champion with a wushu record of 29-1 and martial artist with a professional record of 8-1. A true warrior from the mountains of the Philippines and one of the top prospects to come out of the country, Kingad is a tremendous striker who possesses well-rounded grappling skills. In his most recent bout, Kingad suffered the first defeat of his career after being submitted by reigning ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano Moraes in the first round. Kingad will now return to action against Gianni Subba.

Former amateur standout Muhammad Aiman of Malaysia is one of the country’s fastest rising young martial arts talents. Featuring a well-rounded skill set, Aiman has impressed in his time inside the ONE Championship cage thus far, defeating Hisyam Samsudin by unanimous decision in his first match in the promotion before stopping Brazilian grappler Eduardo Novaes in his second outing. In his most recent contest, Aiman thoroughly dominated Chinese prospect Yang Fei to win a unanimous decision. The 23-year-old is now set to take on his next challenge in Burn Soriano.

Burn “The Hitman” Soriano of Ilocos Sur, Philippines, is coming off a tough contest against China’s Chen Lei last November. The Filipino featherweight features an aggressive style, with solid power and seasoned grappling technique leading to all of his wins to date coming by way of stoppage. His 15-second spinning back fist knockout of Indonesia’s Mario Sitya Wirawan in 2016 was one of the fastest finishes in ONE history. A national kickboxing champion with a kickboxing record of 14-3, Soriano has shown steady improvement over his last few contests and now looks for victory next against Muhammad Aiman.

18-year-old Jihin Radzuan of Johor Bahru, Malaysia is a highly-touted young martial arts prospect making her ONE Championship debut. A well-rounded competitor, Radzuan is a Muay Thai and boxing practitioner with a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. A former Southeast Asian Open Gold and Silver Medalist in Muay Thai, Radzuan is known for her varied striking skills and terrific knockout power. Radzuan will step into the ONE Championship cage in Kuala Lumpur to face Puja Tomar.

Flyweight competitor Puja Tomar is a martial artist from India with a professional record of three wins and two losses. With a knack for showcasing her solid striking skills, Tomar has recorded all three of her victories by knockout. Competing largely in her home country of India, the former India wushu champion Tomar now makes her second appearance on the biggest stage in Asian martial arts as she is set to face Jihin Radzuan in the ONE Championship cage.

Hisyam “Zephyrus” Samsudin of Malaysia is a former WBF Asia-Pacific Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion who trains at the highly-regarded Borneo Tribal Squad with former female strawweight talent Ann “Athena” Osman and coach AJ “Pyro” Lias Mansor. Samsudin likes to pepper opponents with heavy handed strikes, utilizing his world-class boxing base to break down opponents. Samsudin’s next assignment is against Jerome S. Paye.

Liberian martial artist Jerome S. Paye made his ONE Championship debut in February 2016 against China’s Li Hao Jie. In the bout, Paye showcased a well-rounded set of techniques, stifling his opponent with an array of striking combinations. With the ability to make bouts difficult for any opponent, Paye has shown incredible heart and determination in his time inside the ONE Championship cage. This time Paye will take on Malaysia’s Hisyam Samsudin.

For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ONEChampionship.

About ONE Championship™
ONE Championship is the largest global sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, ONE Championship is the home of martial arts. The world’s most exciting martial arts organization hosts the largest sports entertainment events across Asia, featuring some of the world's best martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. In addition to its digital platforms, ONE Championship broadcasts to over 1.7-billion potential viewers across 136 countries around the world with some of the largest global broadcasters, including Fox Sports, ABS-CBN, Astro, ClaroSports, Bandsports, Startimes, Premier Sports, Thairath TV, Skynet, Mediacorp, OSN, and more.

Unlimited Steak at Cru Steakhouse is Your New Sunday Habit



Marriott Manila has officially made Sunday the best day in the week as it offers Unlimited Steaks at Cru Steakhouse for lunch! For an enticing price of Php 1,300 nett only, indulging on premium steak can be your weekly habit.

Sunday Roast is the most popular British tradition as it represents family coming together over good food. Marriott brings a new meaning to that tradition – unli steaks in its multi-awarded fine dining restaurant – a better version, yes? Cru Steakhouse is famed for its exceptional menu and elegant ambiance.

The highlight of this steak-all-you-can experience is Cru Steakhouse’s famous U.S. Certified Angus Roast Beef – known for its high amounts of marbling making it more flavorful, tender and juicy. As much as steak is satisfying on its own, Marriott created this a full-course lunch experience. It comes with two side dishes such as sautéed root vegetables and herb roasted baby potatoes. There is also a choice of starters either a Creamy Mushroom Soup to perfectly warm up the appetite, or Garden Salad which is a mix of greens, cherry tomato, orange segment, blue cheese and drizzled with balsamic dressing. As if that is not yet enough, a slice of classic apple pie is served before you leave. Marriott also priced down selected drinks just for this Sunday Roast experience. This includes a long list of premium sparkling, red and white wines.


This unlimited steak offer starts February 4, 2018 and will be available from 11:30am to 2:30pm that makes it more accessible for families with kids. After a long week, this is a delightful treat to look forward to or pump you up for the coming week. Steak feast weekly, why not? Then, get the best quality at Marriott Manila.

For inquiries, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To keep up on the hotel’s latest offerings, follow @manilamarriott on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The season of love made sweeter with Villa Del Conte chocolates.




Make this year’s love month celebration extra sweet and extra special with a box of chocolates from Villa del Conte.

Especially handcrafted artisanal chocolates from Padova, Italy, Villa del Conte decadent chocolates come in an elegant Amore red box with a gold heart. Fulfill your dream of a classic, romantic dinner for two with a jar of Villa del Conte dark chocolate covered almonds and a full bottle of Italian red wine.

 If you opt for a more casual and leisurely date, indulge on Villa del Conte’s dark chocolate bar with crunchy toffee and sea salt. Express your love and make this season’s celebration even sweeter with Villa Del Conte chocolates.

The Amore chocolate gift box is priced at P880 and is available at all Villa Del Conte stores in Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Shangri-la Mall, Resorts World, SM Megamall, and Robinsons Magnolia.

For bulk and pre-orders and to know more, contact 893-2575, visit http://www.villadelcontecioccolato.com or follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VillaDelContePh, Instagram: http://instagram.com/villadelconteph, and Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/VilladelConte