Tuesday, September 17, 2013

GATSBY Deodorant Aqua Now in the Philippines



GATSBY Deo-Aqua 7 scents: (Top from L to R - Crush Citrus, Cold Citrus, Happy Breeze; and Ice Fruity scents. Below L to R: Island Marine, Ice Fruity, Fresh Soap, and Aquatic Blue scents.)

Today, Gatsby Deo Aqua scents are all available in the market nationwide especially on SM WATSON’s  and there’s no need to order or ask for your friends and love one’s to buy you this one of a kind and tested deodorant worldwide.  

Focusing on hair care and cosmetic products, Mandom Corp was established in December 1927. Over the years, Mandom Corp has become a reputable cosmetic brand in Japan by providing the best quality products to the public.

At a recently concluded Product Launch, Gatsby, the flagship brand of Mandom Corp, now introduces the latest on personal care for men.

Branded as GATSBY Deodorant Aqua, this anti-perspirant for men has long lasting fragrance with double deodorant protection which promises to reduce body odour. It has a combination of two active ingredients: Triclosan and o-Cymen-5-OL. Perfect for hot, tropical climate, the sweat and oil absorbing powder of Deo-Aqua keeps the skin dry and cool for long time. The anti-bacterial ingredients protect the skin from sweat and odor, without the sticky, itchy feeling.

GATSBY Deo-Aqua has two types: Liquid ICE and Liquid POWDER. It is available in 7 scents. The Liquid ICE has Cold Citrus and Ice Fruity scents. While the Liquid POWDER comes in Island Marine, Fresh Soap, Happy Breeze, Crush Citrus, and Aquatic Blue scents.

Now in the Philippines, GATSBY Deo-Aqua is exclusively available at all Watsons Personal Care stores

Friday, September 6, 2013

HARI: The Original Korean Artist Behind Gwiyomi




Hari (born February 6, 1990) is South Korean singer who popularized the Gwiyomi Song, or Kwiyomi Song (귀요미 송) was released on February 18, 2013 and became an internet phenomenon. It was inspired by a gesture from rapper South Korean Jung Ilhoon of boy group BtoB.

The gesture is called 'Gwiyomi Player'. The "Gwiyomi Player" was mostly recreated by teenage girls from Southeast Asia, where the K-pop music genre has a huge and loyal fanbase especially in Thailand and in the Philippines.

Philippine media described the "Gwiyomi" song as the latest web-viral sensation that has unseated "Gangnam Style" to become the new K-pop craze. True to the cute style of Gwiyomi, Hari’s other singles are sweet, fun and easy to listen to.

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Get to know more about Hari through her official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/26Hari

Hari visits the Ayala Malls this September. Head over to these Ayala Malls on the following dates: September 6 at the new Glorietta Activity Center (6:30PM), September 7 at Trinoma Cinema Lobby (CD Signing Only, 1:00PM), Marquee Mall Activity Center (6:30PM) and on September 8 at Ayala Center Cebu (6:30PM).

Hari Gwiyomi Live at the Ayala Malls is presented to you by Warner Music Philippines and the Ayala Malls. Special Thanks to Astroplus, Odyssey Music and Video and Kashieca.

For more of your favorite Warner artists, Like Warner Music Philippines on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter and Instagram - @WMPhils.


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Online Contest Gives Consumers an Opportunity to Experience WD Red, the Hard Drive Designed Specifically for the NAS Environment

05 September, 2013 – WD® Philippines is giving consumers an opportunity to experience the first hard drive designed specifically for home and small office NAS systems with RAID.

“WD Caption Me” Facebook Contest invites consumers in the Philippines to express and share the benefits of having WD Red™ hard drives in a NAS system.

Beginning from 05 September, 2013, consumers can follow these simple steps to participate:

o Visit WD Philippines Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/WDPhilippines and click on the link to the contest site.

o In not more than 25 words, tell us “How will the WD Red Hard Drive and Synology® NAS system help you manage your data?”

Attractive prizes will be awarded to participants with the best caption:

o First Prize: WD Red 1 TB hard drive x 4 units (worth Php 12,000) and a Synology DS413j NAS system (worth PHP 25,000).

o Second Prize: WD Red 1 TB hard drive x 2 units (worth Php 6,000) and a Synology DS213j air NAS system (worth Php 20,000).

o Third Prize: WD Red 1 TB hard drive x 2 units (worth Php 6,000) and a Synology DS213j NAS system (worth Php 15,000).

o 7 Consolation Prizes: SM Electronic Gift Certificate (worth Php 500 each).

“Choosing the right hard drive for home and office NAS systems just got easy,” said Charlotte Koa, Philippines Country Manager, WD. “WD Red hard drives are designed specifically for home and small business NAS systems. WD Red drives offer NAS users a highly reliable and affordable solution, with energy efficiency and remarkably quiet operation,” she added.

WD Red hard drives are designed and extensively tested for compatibility in the unique system requirements of home and small office NAS systems. Featuring exclusive NASware™ technology for seamless integration, the WD Red drives are optimized for efficient and robust performance. Available in up to 4 TB capacity, WD Red hard drives are designed for 1-5-bay NAS systems.

More information about WD Red hard drives can be found on the company's website at http://www.wdc.com/en/products/products.aspx?id=810

CAVDEAL Ventures on Environment-Friendly Path in Land Development




Today even in choosing a place to live should be considered and its a must that everything within what are being used to building anything should be safer and greener . That’s why LEED INC. was being formed and organized. 

Construction experts Cavite Ideal International Construction And Development Corporation (CAVDEAL), known as long-time contractor of infrastructure development in the country, takes on the challenge of producing new landmarks, and goes into real estate development through their newest venture, LEED INC.

As developers, LEED INC., which was officially launched last year, will focus on three key projects: Tourism, commercial and real estate ventures.

Delving away from the usual projects, LEED INC., aims to become a niche player by providing green and environment-friendly solutions to their projects.

“We want to be a niche player in the real estate industry, by providing projects that truly promotes a green and healthy lifestyle, and address as well other needs in both the commercial and tourism industry in the Philippines,” said Regie Dela Cruz, LEED Inc. project director.

Leader in green architecture

Among their planned developments, their real estate foray is expected to stand out and carry on their exceptional vision of providing healthy, green spaces for future homeowners.

Their first project, which will be officially launched by the fourth quarter of the year, will start carrying what is to be LEED Inc’s signature in green lifestyle: Dedicated spaces that promote and encourage residents to embrace conscientious, environment-friendly community.

Aside from strategic architecture, the most unique feature of their residential communities are bike facilities that will be made available for all future homeowners. Apart from the bike lanes, there will be permanent bike racks where lovers of the activity can park their equipment safely. There will also be recharging stations of e-bikes, further encouraging residents to take on the healthy activity and alternative mode of transportation across the ages.

Commercial and Tourism projects

LEED INC., sister companies have already produced various projects in commercial retail in key areas in Cavite.

New resorts and hotels are planned in key tourist destinations like Boracay and Puerto Princesa, focusing also on environment and budget-friendly options for the discerning tourists.

This part of their plans was born out of CAVDEAL’s excellent record in construction business.

For more information on LEED INC. projects, please log on to: leedinc@ymail.com

Sony Philippines Partners with The Voice of the Philippines; in support of the Campaign “Music Deserves Respect”


Bamboo Manalac

MANILA, Philippines, 5 September 2013 – Sony Philippines a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications, personal audio, digital imaging and home entertainment is an official partner of the hit reality show The Voice of the Philippines. Having recently launched their “Music Deserves Respect” campaign, Sony has extended their support to the popular singing competition where Sony headphone endorser Bamboo Mañalac also serves time as a coach.

“Our partnership with The Voice of the Philippines is our way of supporting Bamboo in his current project. The coaches are looking for the perfect sound that best represents the Philippines and here at Sony, we value that sound especially through our newest line of headphones, the MDR-1R and Extra Bass series. We are constantly working to deliver the purest sound quality through our products,” said CJ Deacosta, Marketing Officer for Personal Audio, Sony Philippines Inc.

Having a seat on one of the four iconic chairs, Bamboo is responsible for guiding his team of aspiring music artists to hone their vocal talents so that one of them may soon be declared as “The Voice of the Philippines”. On how his current partnership with Sony and his coaching gig on The Voice work hand-in-hand, Bamboo said, “To have Sony here in The Voice of the Philippines feels just right. Sony truly understands the value of the music that artists, such as myself, create. This is the same type of music that I hope to pass on to my team so that they learn to truly understand every sound and every note in every song. When you get that and you give music the respect it deserves, that’s when real good music is made.”

Coaches and contestants alike got the chance to experience the immersive music experience from the various MDR-1R and XB series headphones made available to them.

“As we search for the first VOICE of the Philippines, our partnership is perfect as we share the same advocacy of giving justice to sound and making everyone hear music the way they’re supposed to be heard,“ added Deacosta.

The Voice of the Philippines airs every Saturday & Sunday Nights on ABS-CBN. For more information about Sony, Sony MDR-1 and XB series headphones and other Sony products, visit the nearest Sony Centre or authorized dealer, log on to www.sony.com.ph, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SonyPhilippines or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SonyPHInc.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Lorenzo “Musical Play @ De La Salle College of Saint Benilde SDA Theater




This is one of the best play that I ever watched and It was a Three sequence plays that you cannot fail to tracked down and see because of its real intention of showing how a Filipino in the 1600 has been an OFW , How Lorenzo despite of accidentally killed a person due to  the reason of maliciously done something bad against his wife, on which purpose him to  become one who is willing to give himself to be martyred and die in Japan because of his faith  together with the group of priest that was there to share their faith and belief . And purposely because they do not want to reject and turned their back on their  faith in God as asked by Japan’s Head of State.


Mr, Christopher De Leon, the Producer of this Musical Theatrical Show was planning to do it in every schools so that the youth may know together with their family how Lorenzo lived his life, who somehow does wrong but in the end just willing to die for the sake of his faith in God.. Furthermore,as He  answered the question made by the media that they will make a way to do this in every province of our country depending on how it will open a door for this to happen in the soonest possible time.

The plays will be done every 1:00pm and 6:00pm on September 5,6,7,12,13 & 14,  2013 at De La Salle College of St. Benilde SDA Theater.

For more pictures on the said event pls. click this link, https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.491158350980524.1073741967.348405828589111&type=3

Make Wonderful Memories with Lolo and Lola at Araneta Center


The Araneta Center honors grandparents on September 8, Grandparents’ Day

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Our lolos and lolas hold a special place in our hearts. We never fail to be fascinated whenever they tell us stories about their youth, and we love how they dote on us even when we’ve grown out of our pigtails and sandos. They discipline us, but they also always make sure we get to indulge on life’s simple pleasures. We cannot thank them enough for being such a big part of our lives.

This Grandparents’ Day, you can turn the tables and show your grandpa and grandma your love and appreciation by spending the day bonding at the Araneta Center. On September 8, create beautiful and memorable moments with your lolo and lola at Making Memories, a special photo exhibit showcasing life’s precious moments. The photo exhibit will also include tips on how to strengthen brain power.

The event will be made more unforgettable with a special performance by balladeer Chad Borja. The Binibining Pilipinas queens, Miss Universe Philippines 2013 Ariella Arida, Binibining Pilipinas-International 2013 Bea Rose Santiago, Binibining Pilipinas-Tourism 2013 Cindy Miranda, and Binibining PIlipinas 2013 1st Runner-up Pia Wurtzbach will also grace the opening of the Making Memories Photo Exhibit.

Lolos and lolas can also get exciting freebies when they visit the exhibit and dine at the Araneta Center. On Grandparents Day weekend, September 6 to 8, lolos and lolas are entitled to a free Minute Maid drink or a special limited edition Coke Tin Tray, when they present a P150 minimum single receipt purchase from Gateway Food Express, Ali Mall Food Gallery, Farmers Food Plaza, and Dampa sa Farmers Market.

Also, free Sudoku and Crossword Puzzle booklets are to be given away for free; just have your lolo or lola present their Senior Citizen card at the exhibit area on September 8 to get this special gift pack from the Araneta Center.

The “Making Memories” exhibit will be at the Gateway Mall Activity Area for the whole month of September. For more updates on the latest events, shows, and developments at the Araneta Center, visit www.aranetacenter.net or like The Araneta Center on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AranetaCenter.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

K-Pub BBQ “Korean Entertainment”


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Another Korean type of Entertainment has been introduced and the type of food that has been in their culture which will make students and Immigrants of Korea here in the Philippines excited and would like to linger in this place  at the BGC The Fort  Makati


Banking on the rising popularity of Korean entertainment in the country, No Limits Foods Inc., led by its president, George Nocum Pua opened Kpub the first Korean themed restaurant bar at The Fort Bonifacio city which feature korean pop music and videos....Meat all you can, Korean BBQ and The first Heineken bar in the Philippines .

Meat all you can promo offers the 499 package with a one hour limit as soon as meats are served and the No Limits P899 package which serves additional premium meats and entrees. Both package come with limitless soup, salad and side dishes.

And at the Heineken Bar is another first ... the kegulator.. a modern day barrel of beer which dispenses over 20 glasses of cold premium beer served at your table.

With its’s inviting LED wall exterior, spacious 450 plus seating capacity, giant video wall, kpop clad waiters, delectable dishes, cocktails, music and a slogan that says “Taste Your Life”.. Kpub is truly the perfect events venue for parties, launches and gatherings.

To further offer diners as a variety of flavours to experience, No Limits Food Inc., also launched last June 3, 2013...Modern Sichuan – Szechuan Speciality restaurant, Tony Romas the leading American prime ribs, steak and seafood family restaurant and YummySoy, Singapore’s refreshing soy treats.

Pepsi Cola is the drink of choice for all these establishments.

Monday, September 2, 2013

PMAP Annual Conference turns Gold



This month the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) will celebrate its 50th year and will be having its Press Conference on Sofitel Hotel this week and will conduct its Annual Conference at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Roxas Blvd Pasay City..

The global economic landscape is seeing a new dawn, with Asia as its center and the Philippines, its sweet spot. The turnaround could not have come at a more opportune time. A young Filipino workforce is raring to go and governance is breaking through a renaissance of accountability and transparency. The message is unequivocal: We are open for business! It’s all systems go.

The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), the premier organization of HR practitioners and people managers in the country today, will hold its 50th Annual Conference at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) from September 25-27, 2013.

With the theme Global Opportunities. Leaping. Forward. Defying Limits,” this year’s conference will update people managers and HR practitioners on the latest trends and practices in human resource management and employee relations. With fifty years of thought leadership, advocacy and camaraderie, the PMAP conference will reach another milestone as it moves towards its quest for gold.

The conference will also recognize the challenge that the Philippines is at the center of Global Opportunities. But more than recognizing that reality, people should see it as a mandate. There’s no other way but to seize these possibilities. Filipinos are now at the brink of living their dreams and imaginings. There are no excuses. This time, we have to make it work!

The horizon has opened up and all eyes are on the Philippines as the world’s new economic tiger. The opportunities are within reach and the challenge is to leap forward. We can no longer afford to move at our current pace. Catch-up, leapfrog… that is what we should do. But to realize this, we need to defy limits, break free from our self-imposed restrictions that used to define who we are and what we can do.

PMAP has gathered some of the best minds here and abroad to share their knowledge and expertise in this historic event. Senator Juan Edgardo Angara will be the opening keynote speaker who will talk about the Philippines as an untapped gold mine while the closing keynote speech will be delivered by no less than Senate President Franklin Drilon.

The lineup of speakers and resource persons is staggering.  Plenary presenters include Monica Wofford, CSP, the CEO of Contagious Companies, Inc.; Ravin Jesuthasan, Global Practice Leader, Talent Management and Managing Director of Towers Watson; Prabhakar Bisen, Global Insurance BPO Head and Country Head in the Philippines of Cognizant Technology Solutions; Mario Silos, Chairman and President, Asalus Corporation/Intellicare; Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro, FSC (invited); Bill Luz (invited), Chairman, Private Sector, National Competitiveness Council; SEIPI President Dan Lachica; Atty. Hector Hernandez of the University of Asia and the Pacific; Ramon Segismundo, SVP-Meralco; Brian Quebengco, Professor, Enderun Colleges; Atty. Josephus Jimenez, FPM, former DOLE Undersecretary, with Attys. Eliseo Zuniga, Jr., Randall Tabayoyong, and Noel Balsicas; and Carlos Celdran, Filipino tour guide, cultural activist, and performing artist, and a host of other luminaries.

The program is beefed up by PMAP Past President Bong Austero, Luigi Mapa, Gerry Plana, PMAP Director Bong Tamayao, Nic Lim, SVP-JG Summit Holdings, Ging Igual, Angie Atanacio,  PMAP Director Penny Bongato, Teny Menorca, PMAP PMY Awardee, Ma. Regina Alampay, Gigi Geronimo, Roby Alampay, Gerry Cariaso, Ma. Cecilia Ampeloquio, Dinah Loomis, Lirio Mapa, Duncan Howorth, Mary Grace Colet, Astik Ranade (Asia Pacific Head and Principal, Mercer), Grace Decena, Federico Marquez, DPM, Edgardo Carasig, Atty. Sonny Matula, DOLE USec Rebecca Chato (invited), Gerardo Ungson (San Francisco State University), Nestor Rañeses of UPISSI, Maria Teresa Galura, Jun Cabochan, CSC Chairman Francisco Duque, PMAP IPP Turok Florentin, Laurent Lamasuta, PMAP PP Grace Zata, and a few others who still have to confirm their participation. 

As we usher in this golden year of the PMAP Annual Conference, we take stock of the rich mine of ideas in our sharing and learning community. Fifty years of thought leadership, advocacy and camaraderie. A story that in this milestone year turns into our quest for GOLD.

To register, please call PMAP at tel. no. 726-1532 or email pmap@pmap.org.ph. You may also visit www.pmap.org.ph for more details.

Sandy Daza’s “Wooden Spoon” Open for Business



Sandy Daza's Wooden Spoon restaurant opened a new branch at Power Plant Mall, located right beside Ganso Shabuway

If you want to experience another kind of Filipino dishes in a very elegant and unique place try it here in Wooden Spoon at the Power Plant Mall Concourse Level Makati City.





Featuring music by Ryan Cayabyab, direction by Nonon Padilla and

book and lyrics by Juan Ekis and Paul Dumol with the collaboration of Joem Antonio


This September, Christopher de Leon through Green Wings Entertainment Network, Inc. presents a new musical directed by Nonon Padilla: LORENZO, which features the musical stylings of Ryan Cayabyab and libretto by award-winning writers Juan Ekis, Paul Dumol, and Joem Antonio.

The musical, which tells the story of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz’s escape to Japan and subsequent martyrdom there, is framed within a play that tells the modern-day story of Laurence, an OFW whose imprisonment in a Middle Eastern country and imminent execution prompt him to reflect upon the struggles of his historical countryman and cope with the inner struggles of his own predicament.

Lorenz Martinez and OJ Mariano star in these roles respectively.

LORENZO is deeply relevant to Filipinos from all walks of life as its themes span the unquenchable rage of the suffering man to the cathartic acceptance of one’s circumstances, the struggles of our ancestors to our struggles in the ever-changing contemporary world, being apart from one’s home to inspiring others with one’s sense of being a Filipino in a foreign land.

And in line with the declaration of 2013 as the Year of Faith, LORENZO especially touches upon the theme of faith as a heroic virtue and how faith moves one to make the most powerful albeit difficult choices.

LORENZO will be staged at the SDA Theatre, located on the fifth floor of De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde on P. Ocampo St., Malate, Manila.

Date of performances: September 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14 with shows at 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM.

Tickets are available through TicketWorld or the LORENZO official website: www.lorenzorocks.com.