Thursday, December 24, 2015

Global footwear brands now at SM Seaside City Cebu

Global footwear brands Ipanema, Grendha, Rider, Zaxy, Anacapri and Söfft find their new Southern home at Cebu’s seaside lifestyle complex, SM Seaside City. Located inside SM Department Store, these brands offer trendy and fashionable footwear perfect for Cebu’s discerning market.

Exclusively distributed by ELRO Retail Corporation, these footwear brands feature a full range of stylish footwear products from flip flops to sandals all the way to comfortable flats and shoes all designed using innovative materials without sacrificing the latest fashion trends.

“Since our arrival in the Queen City of the South, we’ve seen the fast-growing presence of our brands to our Cebuano customers,” says Francisco R. Elizalde, ELRO Retail Corp President. “Our strong presence in SM Department Store allows us to delight more customers with products that offer comfort and style. And to further extend our reach in the Visayan market, we’ve decided to bring in more of our house brands to Cebu.”

This holiday season Cebuanos have more reasons to shop and be in fashion with Ipanema flip flops made from super soft and durable Flexpand 100% recyclable material. They can also enjoy Zaxy’s feminine patterns to keep young girls and teens feeling carefree, confident and stylish.

For those who would like to bring out a classier look, they can slip on Grendha’s playful yet chic sandals and wedges. Anacapri’s trendy ballerina flats, on the other hand, will let them go around the city with utmost comfort and style. But for those with more refined taste, they can try out Söfft’s premium leathers to show off their sophisticated side.

For men and women who are more adventurous, Rider footwear offers a line of trendy and durable sandals and thongs so they can enjoy their active lifestyles.

These new brands definitely deserve a visit from Cebuanos who are looking for stylish, high-quality and comfortable footwear. For more information about the latest products, check out their Facebook accounts: Ipanema Philippines, Rider Philippines, Grendha Philippines, Zaxy Philippines, Sofft Philippines and Anacapri Philippines.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Staging the Men of Design

Basic home furniture and everyday items get a fresh, modern take and find harmony between function, practicality and design as Men of Design Matt Carr of Umbra; Arno Ruijzenaars of Leff Amsterdam; and Kenneth Cobunpue take the spotlight at the “Contemporary Design Showcase”.

The Contemporary Design Showcase features the masterpieces of the three esteemed designers who represent their globally-recognized brands in contemporary home furnishing.

 Matt Carr of Toronto-based homeware design company Umbra who is for his signature designs that can be distinguished by subtle design detail, style references and the reinvention of traditional objects. Arno Ruijzenaars of clock master Leff Amsterdam pushes the boundaries to create timepiece which exposes elements of construction such as the Tube Clock. Kenneth Cobonpue, a renowned Filipino furniture designer, is known for his masterpieces made of natural materials such as rattan, bamboo, abaca, and buri palm such as the Yoda chair.

Men of Design Matt Carr, Arno Ruijzenaars and Kenneth Cobonpue prove that in the world of artistry, design knows no gender. It is the sensibility of the artists that is always at the core of every masterpiece. And in these modern times, the perfect marriage of beauty and function is the common principle shared by designers across the globe—or the force that binds Umbra, Leff Amsterdam and Kenneth Cobonpue.

Catch the works of these design masters at the Kenneth Cobonpue Showroom located at The Residences, San Lorenzo Tower, Greenbelt, Makati City.

Be fit this Christmas: top calorie-burning sports to try

The Christmas season is the time of the year where mouth-watering foods are served such as ham, mechado, caldereta, and lechon. But after devouring those sumptuous yet fatty foods, it is important to shed those calories and still have a fit and healthy body.
“Filipinos are food lovers, and it is truly seen during Christmas season where greasy and high-calorie foods are served. Thus, it is just essential to burn those extra calories to avoid excess fat. For people who don’t want to hit the gym, they can try sports to burn the calories,” says Dr. Nicky Montoya, MediCard president.
Here are the top calorie-burning sports to try:
Swimming. Swimming gives an overall body workout and is great for toning muscles.  Burning up to 800 calories per hour, swimming is one of the best choices if you want to shed those extra pounds for the holidays. If you have a pool or have access to one, it’s time to slip your swim suit on and do some laps.
Racket Sports. Grab your racket and get ready to lose those calories you consumed during your Christmas parties. Racket sports such as tennis and badminton are fun sports you can do with your loved ones. Building lower body strength and endurance, as well as burning up to 900 calories per hour make racket sports an excellent workout options.
Martial Arts. Learn self-defense and burn calories while practicing martial arts. Whether judo, tae kwon do or muay thai, martial arts has you moving quickly and in a variety of ways. It is sure to help you tone muscles by burning up to 1,100 calories per hour.
Running. This may be the most accessible sport you can get your hands on. Burns up to 1,500 per hour, running is an ideal sport which works every part of your body, from your calves and quads to your abs. For the best-calorie burning potential, try to keep your speed above 8 mph.
Boxing. Wear those boxing gloves and be game enough to step into the ring. Whether it’s kick boxing or in the ring, boxing is one of the best sports to participate in since it burns up to 800 calories per hour.

Basketball. Aside from burning up to 900 calories per hour, playing basketball lets you develop flexibility, endurance and cardiorespiratory health. But, make sure that you warm up properly before stepping on the court to avoid injuries.
Shed those calories for the holidays! Visit MediCard’s fitness facility at #51 Paseo De Roxas cor. Sen Gil Puyat Avenue, Makati City. For more information, check out their website at

Monday, December 14, 2015

Paseo Verde at Real holds Topping Off Ceremony, First Units Almost Ready For Occupancy

LEED Inc’s Paseo Verde at Real, the developer’s first green community project in Pulang Lupa Uno, Las Pinas, enters a new phase in their development as they top off the first tower of the three-building development.

“The topping off ceremony is symbolic of our promise to deliver the new homes of our clients. We promised them that they will have their units in two years’ time, and this signifies the fruition of that promise,” said Reggie Dela Cruz, Project Director of LEED.
With the topping off event, this means that clients who were the first to buy units of Paseo Verde, will be able to move in their new units early or mid next year.
The ceremony, which was witnessed by partner realtors and Paseo Verde homeowners, was celebrated with various activities to make the event more unforgettable.

Additional Floors
The topping off ceremony wasn’t the only milestone being celebrated. LEED Inc. also got approval to add another floor onto their three towers. This means new owners will be able to enjoy an unobstructed view of the Makati and Alabang Skyline, with picturesque vista of Laguna De Bay.
The approval came from HLURB after LEED Inc., was able to pass the stringent test of the government’s housing arm.

Online presence
Aside from these, Mr. Dela Cruz also shared that they have recently become active in promoting their presence online, partnering with realtors via the internet to further reach out to more people who wants to have a home they can call their own.
This means that LEED Inc., has also considered partnering with reputable Real Estate groups who would be able to offer the valuable product of Paseo Verde,  especially to OFWs.

About Paseo Verde
Paseo Verde at Real is a 1.1 Hectare mid-rise condominium development which boasts to set a green standard of living for its owners. It offers 12 exceptional Green Features that define the whole project. These are amenities that focus on their groundbreaking green architecture and puts emphasis to the company’s three environment focus: Climate Change, the Clean Air Act, and the Safety and Health of its Residents.
Part of these features include a rain cistern which was conceptualized to catch rain water to be used for ground upkeep of the whole community.  The most unique feature of Paseo Verde at Real is the bike facilities that will be made available upon construction. Aside from bike lanes, there will be permanent bike racks where lovers of the activity can park their equipment safely.
Biking will definitely be promoted by the project as they also put charging stations for e-bikes – a mode of transportation that will be encouraged for older residents.

Also at the groundbreaking site are Paseo Verde’s model units for viewing: 24.70sqm and  29.5sqm studio units; 38.25 one-bedroom; 51.13 two-bedroom, and a 66.55 three-bedroom, all of which depict an eco-friendly way of life for its future residents.

Paseo Verde at Real is accredited by the Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE) and a member of the Philippine Green Building Council for its steps towards promoting a sustainable community. The first tower turnover is scheduled in October, 2016. For more information, please call 854-1652.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Heads up! Gary V on Novuhair: putting energy into prevention

​Nothing describes Gary Valenciano quite like his moniker “Mr. Pure Energy,” He is the very image of youthful vibrance, whether onstage or not. That’s why it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he values the way he looks the same way that he values the core of who he is: a prayerful, faithful husband, dependable father, and an outstanding entertainer. 

​Part of what makes Gary stay young looking is his head of hair. What many people don’t know is that, like all other men his age, Gary once worried about hair thinning and hair loss. That’s why, at the first signs of the problem, Gary sought to find ways to prevent it from becoming worse. 
​“I first noticed the hair loss in the shower, after I toweled my hair dry. Then one day, my team of hairstylists noticed that my hair was thinning, too. That’s when they told me to look for the product that Fanny Serrano was using, a product called NOVUHAIR,” remarked Gary on his journey to regaining control over his hair loss.
​NOVUHAIR is a topical scalp lotion that is a unique combination of 14 different natural ingredients and essential oils for a healthier hair and scalp. One of the factors of hair loss, according to studies, is stress, something that Gary experiences on almost a daily basis. Other factors include hereditary disorders, a persistent illness, major surgery, hormonal problems, childbirth & delivery, medications, infections, pollutants, and even excessive exposure to sunlight. And contrary to popular belief, hair loss is as much a problem for women as it is for men. In many cases, hair loss may be prevented or alleviated through early detection. In the case of Gary, his decision to try NOVUHAIR to prevent his symptoms from worsening made a big difference, and within a few months, he saw remarkable results.
​Gary shares his experience with NOVUHAIR as he tells the story of their family hair history: “Hair loss runs in our family, too, even if it sometimes skips a generation. My brother and grandfather both lost their hair, but my dad still has a full head of hair at 87. I just wanted to make sure I take control of my symptoms. Now, I use NOVUHAIR everyday, and I’ve noticed that I don’t shed as much hair as I did before, especially after toweling my hair dry. And my hairstylists noticed it, too. I love using NOVUHAIR because it has this minty, cool effect that makes me feel like my hair is always clean and fresh.”

​“In less than a month and half, I already saw results even if I was told to wait three to four months before I can see a difference. The effects on me were much faster. There were fewer strands on my white towel, which basically was within the normal boundaries of hair loss for an average person. Before using NOVUHAIR, I used to shed more.” This is due to the fact that NOVUHAIR penetrates deep to help rejuvenate, nourish, & maintain moisture in the scalp and hair. By improving the blood circulation in the scalp, NOVUHAIR helps stimulate hair growth and aid in preventing further, excessive hair fall, while also improving the overall appearance of the hair.

​“I never endorse a product that I did not experience first. I have to make sure it is really effective. With Novuhair, I can say that it has really contributed to my peace of mind and overall well-being. And, heads up, as Novuhair is now part of my daily routine, which includes prayer, diet, and medication. God has truly lived up to his promise in my life, and as he says in Psalm 92:14 ‘I will keep you fruitful even in old age. Fresh and green.’ I am very happy now that Novuhair is a part of that.”

NOVUHAIR, Nature’s Answer to Hair Loss is available in all Mercury Drug outlets, Watsons, Rose Pharmacy, South Star Drug & Manson Drug, Metro Gaisano Pharmacy, The Landmark (Makati & TriNoma), J Centre Mall (Cebu), KCC Malls (Gen. Santos City & Koronadal City), NCCC Malls (Palawan & Davao), Gaisano Malls (Davao & Gen. Santos City) and online at and For inquiries, call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575. 

Thursday, December 10, 2015


10 December 2015 – Manila, Philippines: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), announced today that the mixed martial artists competing at ONE: SPIRIT OF CHAMPIONS have made weight and are ready for all the action which takes place tomorrow evening, 11 December, at the state-of-the-art Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City, Philippines. In the main event, Brandon “The Truth” Vera will take on Paul “Typhoon” Cheng for the inaugural ONE Heavyweight World Championship.
Visit the official ONE: SPIRIT OF CHAMPIONS weigh-in photo gallery by clicking:
Brandon “The Truth” Vera of the Philippines stated, “Big ups to Paul Cheng for taking this fight on short notice. It takes a warrior-mentality and a lot of guts to step inside the cage, especially against a guy like me, but we put it all on the line for the fans. This fight means a lot to me, my family and my country, and I will do everything in my power to bring home the belt. I’m ready as I’ll ever be.”
Paul “Typhoon” Cheng of Taiwan stated, “This is definitely the toughest fight of my life. Brandon Vera is one of the most well-known fighters in the sport. I don’t expect anything easy by all means, but I’m always down for a good scrap, even if the fight goes one round or five. I’m never giving up. I have a lot to fight for – I’m fighting for the people of Taiwan, represent! I’m ready to get in there and put on a show.”
Tickets for ONE: SPIRIT OF CHAMPIONS, are still available at
ONE Heavyweight World Championship bout: Brandon Vera (112.3kg/247.5lbs) VS Paul Cheng (113.4kg/250.0lbs)
Bantamweight bout: Mark Striegl (61.0kg/134.4lbs) VS Recce McLaren (60.8kg/134.0lbs)
Flyweight bout: Eugene Toquero (56.7kg/125.0lbs) VS Li Wei Bin (56.6kg/124.5lbs)
Flyweight bout: Ana Julaton (56.7kg/125.0 lbs) VS Irina Mazepa (56.4kg/124.0lbs)
Strawweight bout: Angela Lee (51.9kg/114.0lbs) VS Lena Tkhorevska (51.8kg/114.0lbs)
Featherweight bout: Bruno Pucci (65.7kg/144.5lbs) VS Anthony Engelen (65.4kg/144.0lbs)
Flyweight bout: Alex Silva (56.4kg/124.0lbs) VS Ruel Catalan (56.2kg/123.5lbs)
Featherweight bout: Christian Lee (65.3kg/143.0lbs) VS David Meak (65.1kg/143.5lbs)
Fans from around the world can witness the action online via live streaming at The event will be available for purchase at just US$9.99.
For more updates on ONE Championship™, please visit and follow Twitter and Instagram @ONEFCMMA and Facebook at
About ONE Championship™
ONE Championship is the largest sports media property in Asian history. Headquartered in Singapore, the world’s most exciting mixed martial arts organization hosts the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Championship™ has partnered with FOX and STAR Sports for an unprecedented 10-year cable television deal with a coverage that spans 70+ countries across the world.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Atty. Levi Baligod, Passion for Truth and Love of Country, A Leader should Possess

Many of our lawmakers seems to catch their knowledge and learning’s on the Western world,  they studied from Harvard University and other known schools from the west. That’s why most of our laws and programs was being adopted from it.  Yet when I met this man Atty. Levi Baligod, I see some light that gives me a glimpse of hope for our nation. This man talks about GMRC ‘ Good Manners and Right Conduct’ as one of the main teachings on Education and specially on how to be Patriotic , or loving our own country next to God.

Our neighboring country specially here in the Far East Asia  like Japan, Malaysia, Singapore , China and so forth have this kind of traditional value learned from their parents and their oldies. This is enough for this country to achieved more by showing the right things to do on how they should live, earn , work  teaching and serving everyone without any exclusion that comprises their nation as a whole.

He added, that by doing so we can make ourselves productive on what we supposed to do in our nation or on every region we belong to. For we know that we have rich natural resources that we should be protecting and should bring back the pattern where we became one of the top producing rice in Asia during the Marcos time  both as a nation from present or  recent era, Thus, this should be one of the income generating thing for our people per region in every fields and commodities of each cities.

Atty. Levi Baligod, being one of the known person who does not think twice of revealing things that are too complicated for  known personalities that are being in the recent power or as of now that is still seated on power.  Knowing his  advocacy for the past and upcoming data's that his team is collecting through valid evidences of being a Whistle blower, truth advocate, and just doing this for the sake of our country and its entities. He concluded that by having this very simple yet fundamentals that should not  be missed out in order for us to achieved and grow as a nation and as a country.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Citi credit cards Spreads the Happiness



Comfort food lovers rejoice, because here’s a treat to warm your hearts! Use your Citi credit card from now until January 31, 2016 at IHOP to satisfy your cravings for their signature pancakes, crepes, burgers, sandwiches, and omelettes. Enjoy 25% off your minimum food bill of P1,000 any time of the day at IHOP branches in Bonifacio Global City, UP Town Center in Katipunan, SM Mall of Asia, Century City Mall in Makati, Spectrum Center in Filinvest City, Coliseum Circle at Araneta Center, Ayala Fairview Terraces, and in their soon-to-open branch at Eastwood City.

For more information on Citi’s exclusive offers and promotions, log on to

Friday, November 27, 2015

Liver Marin, Love your Liver



LIVERMARIN: According to a report by Euromonitor, Filipinos are the 3rd heaviest drinkers in the world. While many Pinoys may think of this as a distinction to be proud of, doctors would disagree. As, excessive alcohol consumption is one of the leading causes of liver disease.

While it is difficult to avoid alcohol as it is a huge part of our culture, we can protect our livers with the right supplement – LiverMarin. LiverMarin is a dietary supplement containing 250mg of Silymarin or Milk Thistle, and 100mg of Sodium Ascorbate. Milk Thistle’s active ingredient “flavonoids” break down into two main components, Silydianin and Silychristin, which together form Silymarin – a supplement found in LiverMarin that is known to have the potential to protect your liver by acting as an antioxidant, promoting the growth of new liver cells while preventing liver damage.

It also prevents cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver, which is an irreversible damage that causes you to have a weakened immune system. Regular intake of LiverMarin may also help in digesting fat that aids in the treatment of fatty livers, preventing and treating hepatitis A and B, managing SGPT and SGOT levels and insulin overproduction. However, this is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease. It is recommended to take 1 capsule 3 times a day before meals, or as prescribed by your doctor. Treat your liver right, take LiverMarin every day. At SRP P9.00 a capsule, LiverMarin is an affordable way to protect your liver. LiverMarin is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide.




When it comes to sex, men have this one question etched at the back of their minds: “Am I performing well enough?” For men, questions like this seemed too important because this somehow affects (and even dictates) their ego and confidence. Luckily, there is a food supplement that can help men sustain their stamina and libido – Robust Extreme.

ATC Healthcare International Corp. searched for the best ingredients that can aid in increasing stamina and libido and incorporated it into one convenient capsule –

Robust Extreme. • Spiral Algae contains various micro-materials that are essential for the body such as gamma-flax oleic acid and beta-carotene. • Corn Extract is a good cleanser for the urinary tract and is also beneficial for disorders of the prostate and cystitis and inflammation of the urethra. • Medlar Extract is a known diuretic. • Ginseng Extract is known for its anti-oxidant properties and it is known as a treatment for stress. • Epimedium Extract or Horny Goat Weed is mainly used for its aphrodisiac properties and is commonly used as a sexual enhancer. • Cistanche Salsa Extract is used to increase men’s sexual power and is useful in increasing circulation to the genitals. • Hawthorn Berry Extract is beneficial for the health of the circulatory system.

To achieve that sex god status, turn to Robust Extreme and get ready to feel immortal during intimate moments. Robust Extreme is sold at SRP P125.00 per capsule. It is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015




Fast becoming a household name in male eyewear, Persol has been sought out by celebrities and athletes in the Philippines.

 1. Host Samantha Richelle(1)

In the recent VIP Sale hosted by Samantha Richelle last October 24, 2015 at the Eye Society’s flagship store. Azkals players, Anton Del Rosario, Graham Caygill, Joaco Canas and Napo Bustillo featured the renowned collaboration of Persol and Steve Mcqueen.

Eye Society proved to be the pioneer in eyewear, housing the finest selection of globally celebrated eyewear brands. One of which is Persol’s special edition of Steve McQueen sunglasses. The legend behind collaboration inspired this collection with his personality, the rebellious spirit, the inborn charisma, his living life to the limit, his passion for speed.


Steve McQueen Special Edition is the result of a patient and painstaking craftsmanship.
Compared to Persol 714 icon sunglasses, it features the details of the original model worn by the actor when Steve arrived in the film The Thomas Crown Affair.

The folding 714 model is designed with comfort and convenience in mind. Taking pride on its original blue lens, which were McQueen’s favorite, these lenses were made from high quality crystal for clearer vision with anti-reflective layer to reduce glare. This piece comes in three colors, dark Havana, light Havana and black.

8. Samantha Richelle, Bones Frankenstein, Karen De Los Reyes, Tate Donovan

Steve McQueen Special Edition is available only in Eye Society branches (Jupiter, BGC and SM Aura). Check out the brand online as EyeSocietyPH on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. You may also book an appointment online via

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Equitable Foundation, Inc. awards scholarship grants to National Teachers College scholars


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The Equitable Foundation, Inc., a non-stock, non-profit corporation and member of the Equicom Group, has partnered with National Teacher’s College (NTC) to support students pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy. Starting from the 2015 – 2016 school year, qualified students will be beneficiaries of the Go Kim Pah Scholarship Program that will pay for their education starting with their freshman year until their graduation.

The partnership was formalized through a signing ceremony held during NTC’s 87th founding Anniversary. NTC is an existing client of Equicom


Seated from the left: Rene J. Buenaventura, Equicom Group vice chairman, Antonio L. Go, Equicom Group chairman and trustee of Equitable Foundation, Inc., Jose L. Arguelles, NTC vice president for Finance, Dr. Oscar Jose Y. Arguelles, NTC vice president for Corporate Management, Alan David L. Matutina, EqB president. Standing from the left: Elena Aguila, NTC Accountancy Program head, Dr. Marlyn J. Mabalot, NTC Dean of College of Accountancy and Business, Roberto P. Ang, executive director of Equitable Foundation, Inc., Antonina M. Cabuyadao, EqB senior vice president and Branch Banking Group head, Dr. Bonifacio P. Bairan, NTC vice president for Academic Affairs, Grace Ayessa C. Bernabe, NTC Scholarship Committee head, and Orlando R. Javier, vice president, area head of Metro Manila II, and branch head of EqB Legarda Branch.

Savings Bank (EqB) through its Legarda branch.

Present during the signing ceremony were the following representatives from the Equicom Group, Equitable Foundation, Inc., Equicom Savings Bank, and NTC:

Friday, November 20, 2015

SM Bowling Millionaires Cup back for Second Season!


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  Win over PHP 4 MILLION in cash prizes at the grandest bowling tournament in Philippine history!

The SM Bowling Millionaires Cup is back for a second season with bigger and better rewards! Instant cash prizes are already given to top ranking bowlers during the qualifying rounds. At any point of the tournament, complete a perfect round of 12 strikes, and take home as much as PHP 500,000.  Grand prizes are given up until the 16th placer, with the grand prize winner taking home millions in pesos.

Open to all bowlers, the 2nd SM Bowling Millionaires Cup is certified by the Philippine Bowling Congress (PBC) and the Affiliated Local Bowling Association (ALBA). The second Millionaires Cup is divided into four categories: Junior Masters for bowlers 20 years old and below, Senior Masters for bowlers 50 years old and above, Classified Masters for bowlers with PBC averages 186 and below, and Open Masters for all bowlers, regardless of average and age. Aspirants are encouraged to enter more than one division for bigger chances of winning. The competition will travel all seven branches of the SM Bowling and Leisure Center in Fairview, Megamall, Southmall, Lanang, Mall of Asia, North Edsa, and Cebu. The finals will be held at the to-be-opened SM Bowling and Leisure Center in SM Clark, Pampanga. The national finals for classified masters and for open masters will take place in MOA on December 14 and 15 respectively, while the grand finals will take place in the SM Clark, Pampanga on December 16.

The SM Bowling Millionaires Cup is the largest bowling competition in Philippine history. Following suit to a very successful first season, with the grand prize winner taking home PHP 2 Million and a car, the SM Bowling Millionaires Cup is back for its second edition, promising a better competition with bigger prizes at stake. Recently nominated in the Sports Industry Awards 2015 for best amateur event, the SM Bowling Millionaires Cup had over 733 entries, 145 participants, and 60,000 viewers in the past year. Try your luck and win fortune and fame in the 2nd SM Bowling Millionaires Cup! Qualifying period begins on October 26, 2015. For more information, visit your local SM Bowling and Leisure Center, log on to, or dial 862-7609.

About SM Bowling and Leisure Center

The SM Bowling and Leisure Center boasts of state-of-the-art and fully-automated bowling facilities, modern billiard areas, extreme games and arcade stations, and a snack bar that caters to each guests cravings. Opening its latest branch at SM Clark Pampanga, the SM Bowling Center is truly a one-stop-entertainment hub that offers the total fun and recreational experience for the Filipino family and barkada. Play as much as 2 consecutive games for only PHP 300! Join the “Weekday Crazy Bowl” from October 12 – November 30 at the SM Bowling and Leisure center located in SM Fairview, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, or SM Southmall. Promo is valid from 10AM to 4PM only on Mondays to Fridays. Like, follow, or tag the SM Bowling and Leisure Center at @smbowlingcenter or visit for more information.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Nagano Seiko boss wins Solane Golf Tournament


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Kazuho Ushiyama of Nagano Seiko bagged the championship title at the Solane LPG 2nd Golf Tournament. Ushiyama made a total of 72 net points in the 9-hole play-offs to win the title cup. He also received the Best Flight and Nearest to the Pin awards.

Nagano Seiko, a Cavite-based manufacturer of reduction gear boxes end parts and shaft for agricultural machinery, is one of Solane’s customers who participated in the tournament. The Solane LPG Golf Tournament is an annual and exclusive sporting event organized by Isla Petroleum & Gas Corporation (IPG) as part of their customer appreciation and nurturing activity. The competition is attended by company executives and officers from IPG’s biggest clients.

This year’s tourney was held at the Manila Southwoods Golf & Country Club and participated by 34 challengers from 17 companies, namely, Angel’s Burger, Chooks to Go, EMME, Gardenia, Isuzu, JG Summit, McDonald’s, Mister Donut, Monde M.Y. San, Nagano Seiko, Ortigas & Company, Puyat Steel, Royal Tern, Sofitel, SurTec, Swedish Match, and Pilipinas Shell.

Joining the play-offs were the big bosses of IPG Group of Companies, led by chairman of the executive committee Ricky Delgado, Jr., IPG chief executive officer Shoichi Watanabe, IPG chief finance officer Willie Sarmiento, Isla LPG Corporation (ILC) CEO Ruben Domingo, and ILC general manager for sales Tonito Gonzales.

Other winners in the Solane LPG 2nd Golf Tournament included Ricky Sta. Ana of Chooks to Go, Sumio Tange of SurTec and Leo Obias of Swedish Match who placed first, second and third runners up, respectively.

Adam Laker of Sofitel won the Longest Drive award while Shoichi Watanabe and Yasuyuki Kondo shared the Best Flight award with Ushiyama.

In the IPG staff division, Delgado won the championship title and retained the crown from last year’s event.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Calata Corp guns to break Guinness Record with ‘Lechon Party’


calata Calata Corporation, one of the biggest agribusiness conglomerates in the country, is mounting a grand “Lechon Party” for the less privileged residents of Metro Manila in its bid to break the record for largest serving of roast pork. The Lechon Party is set to happen on November 8, 2015, 4:00 pm at the Liwasang Aurora, Quezon City Memorial Circle, Quezon City, in celebration of Calata Corporation’s 16th anniversary, and as an early Christmas gift to the less fortunate residents of the Metro.

More than just a celebratory feast, the event also aims to make history by hitting a Guinness World Record on the largest serving of roast pork. Currently, Mexico holds this record where they served 3,094.2 kilos of cochinita pibil, a popular roast pork dish in Yucatan region in 2010. Calata Corporation will try to top the record by serving 5,000 kilos of the country’s well-loved version of roast pork – the lechon.

“This year, we will celebrate our 16 successful years in the business by giving back to the community instead of having a lavish party. We also hope to make a momentous occasion for the Philippines by aspiring to break the Guinness World Record for the ‘Largest serving of lechon’,” shares Joseph Calata, Chairman and CEO of Calata Corporation.

Calata Corporation is the largest retailer and distributor of top agrochemical brands, feeds, fertilizers, veterinary medicines and seeds throughout the country. Calata Corporation also owns and operates a chain of retail stores named AGRI, the largest retailer of the country’s choice brands such as AGRI Crop Protection, Heisenberg veterinary medicines, Thomson and Hine, as well as Ivansmith agrochemicals.

Calata Corporation’s “Lechon Party” reflects how much the company values achievement, success, gratitude and kinship. Indeed, it’s a great way to kick off the holiday season by sharing their blessings with the less privileged and gathering family and friends.

Friday, October 30, 2015

ROBUST EXTREME: The Healthy Pleasures of Sex


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What activity, which counts as exercise, boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure, lowers heart attack risk, prevents prostate cancer, improves sleep and eases stress among other health benefits?  Sex.

Don’t let life prevent you, responsible adults, from indulging in this healthy pleasure.

Stress, fatigue, aging and other factors that slow down your sex life can be beaten with Robust Extreme. ATC Healthcare International Corp. sought out the best herbal ingredients out there to help you gain stamina and libido once again, and it’s packed into a convenient little capsule

Robust Extreme. Robust Extreme is a food supplement that supposedly helps men against erectile dysfunction and it is a perfect combination of certain herbal extracts that are helpful in maintaining the energy and appetite for sex like:

• Spiral Algae contains various micro-materials that are essential for the body such as gamma-flax oleic acid and beta-carotene. • Corn Extract is a good cleanser for the urinary tract and is also beneficial for disorders of the prostate and cystitis and inflammation of the urethra. • Medlar Extract is a known diuretic and stimulation extract.

• Ginseng Extract is known for its anti-oxidant properties and it is known as a treatment for stress and low libido. • Epimedium Extract or Horny Goat Weed is mainly used for its aphrodisiac properties and is commonly used as a sexual enhancer. It is also used as a treatment for erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.

• Cistanche Salsa Extract is used to increase men’s sexual power and is useful in increasing circulation to the genitals. It also increases male potency, treats impotence, premature ejaculation and frequent urination. • Hawthorn Berry Extract is beneficial for the health of the circulatory system.

All these components, tried and tested for ages, make up Robust Extreme. Robust Extreme is recommended for men aged 18 years old and above and it must be taken two hours before the intimate activity. Want to be included in that 4,000-count today? Just take Robust Extreme and get ready for an extremely intense action. At only SRP P125.00 per capsule, get ready for action. Robust Extreme is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Go for the Real HardieFlex®


hardiflex The advantages of buying genuine HardieFlex® fiber cement boards, and how to make sure you’re really getting the original

For many people, building a house may happen just once in a lifetime, and the term “dream house” really takes on a deep meaning for them. It’s a long-term investment, that’s why it’s important to ensure that the structure will really last and stay picturesque for a long time. Sound planning, proper construction procedures, and using the best building materials are a must.

When budget considerations come into the picture, some people err in sacrificing quality for cost, choosing the least priced building materials. They end up either knowingly getting cheap alternatives, or get tricked into buying fake building materials. For instance, a few would rather use cheap, substandard plywood, while others actually want to go for the more durable fiber cement boards but end up getting only imitation boards. In both cases, there are more disadvantages than benefits.

Cheap vs. Cost Efficient

Initially paying a small amount for building materials doesn’t necessarily give the consumers savings. When plywood or fake fiber cement boards are used for interior walls, ceilings, sidings, fascia, eaves, and flooring there can be recurring costs in terms of repair and replacements, as those products can be less durable, and can get damaged more easily.

In contrast, when the customer buys products that will last longer and perform better, though those may be pricier in the beginning, the customer will save more in the long run. Cost-efficient products like genuine HardieFlex® fiber cement boards by James Hardie doesn’t need constant repairs or replacement (when installed and maintained correctly) since they are more durable and resistant to moisture damage, termites, impact, and rotting. 

Harmful vs health- and environment-friendly

Another not-so-well-known advantage of getting genuine fiber cement board is the benefit of using materials that will not pose a risk to the home dwellers nor to the environment. Plywood and fake fiber cement boards usually have high volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or contain asbestos, which can harm people's health as well as the environment.

Original HardieFlex® fiber cement boards have zero asbestos, low VOCs, and use sustainable raw materials, so they're good for both people and the ecology.

Fake HardieFlex® vs. genuine HardieFlex®

While people are already convinced about the advantages of using genuine HardieFlex®, there is still a chance they are not getting what they’re paying for, because there are imitation products in the market, and because not everyone knows how to differentiate the authentic from the imitation products.

James Hardie, pioneer innovator in the fiber cement board industry and maker of HardieFlex®, empowers its customers to avoid buying substandard building products.

Its latest initiative consists of educating the consumers on how to spot original HardieFlex® products, which the company made simple by incorporating two indicators. First, an original HardieFlex® has a back branding located at the back of each HardieFlex® sheet. The back branding indicates the product name, thickness, and batch number. The back branding also protects the consumers not just against fake fiber cement boards but against product defects as well.


Second, a green stripe located at the corner, left-side of each HardieFlex® sheet is a sure sign that it is a bona fide HardieFlex® but beware of imitation products doing the same thing.

With this initiative, James Hardie aims to decrease the number of persons buying and patronizing fake and low quality fiber cement boards. The market leader in the fiber cement industry encourages more people to avoid being fooled by the short-term benefits of fake and low quality fiber cement boards. Instead, consumers can choose items that offer true performance, cost-efficiency and sustainability.

To know more about James Hardie Philippines and its range of quality products and services, contact their technical and customer support hotline at (02) 895-5427 or email


This two-storey house situated at Ville De Soleil in Dasmarinas, Cavite includes genuine HardieFlex fiber cement boards to ensure a long lasting and cost-efficient quality without compromising design.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

PayLite using your Citi Credit Cards and get exclusive gifts



Plus, enjoy a free buffet meal with Vikings, Four Seasons Hotpot City or Niu

There’s never been a better time to use PayLite with your Citi Credit Cards. From now until October 31, 2015, Citi cardholders who shop at participating stores will receive exclusive gifts, plus free buffet dining vouchers with qualifying spend.

“The celebration for our 25th anniversary continues,’ explains Bea Tan, Citi Philippines Head for Consumer Banking. “We started with launching a line-up of 25 exclusive offers, but the promotions were all well-received that we have gone past the 25 mark and continue to provide the most rewarding experiences to our cardholders with every spend.”

Citi has partnered with BLIMS Fine Furniture, one of the leading furniture stores in the country to give cardholders P2,500 worth of free BLIMS gift certificates with every P50,000 PayLite spend.

Citi cardholders who make appliance purchases at partner stores worth P50,000 using PayLite can also earn any of the following gifts: Hanabishi HIC-300C Ultra Slim Induction Cooker with Stainless Steel Pot worth P2,595 at SM Appliance Center, Imarflex Griller GL-2300 worth P2,900 at Robinsons Appliances, and Midea 20L Microwave Oven worth P2,695 at Western Appliances. A single-receipt transaction worth P25,000 on major appliances at Automatic Centre will get cardholders a free gift certificate worth P1,000 from the same establishment as well.

Buying the latest gadgets? There are also surprises in store for you with P50,000 PayLite purchase. For starters, PayLite for up to 12 months with a single-receipt transaction worth P50,000 at Switch and get a free MiPow Thumbox Jelly Power Portable Battery worth P1,999. Mobile enthusiasts who shop at least P25,000 with PayLite can enjoy a free 32 GB Micro SDHC UHS I-Card worth P1,399 from Fone Style, or claim a free Silvertec Bluetooth Speaker valued at P1,350 if they shop at Octagon and Micro Valley. Citi cardholders can also redeem free Urbanears Bagis, or Ye!! BT210c Selfie Stick, both priced at P1,350, or YE! BA 500 Selfie Stick worth P1,250 with qualified purchase at Digital Walker.

Or take your pick from Sony headphones when you spend a minimum single-receipt purchase of P25,000 on featured items or, a free Sony portable router and powerbank-in-one when you spend a minimum single-receipt purchase of P50,000 on featured items at 0% Citi PayLite up to 24 months at AV Surfer and Sony Centre by Avid.

Cardholders who invest at least P50,000 in the ultimate audio experience offered by Bose with Citi PayLite will be entitled to free Bose FreeStyle Earbuds worth P6,500. More techie stuff are waiting at Beyond The Box, where clients can get free Marshall Minor Earphones worth P2,590 or a Momax Juice 10,000mAhPowerbank worth P2,750 for P50,000 single-receipt purchase.

Meanwhile, with just a minimum spend of P50,000 at 0% Citi PayLite up to 24 months in any participating Power Mac Center, Citi cardholders can get a free iTech MyVoice 312 Music Edition Bluetooth Headset worth P1,100 plus another free Belkin Bluetooth Music Bridge worth P2,200.

Exciting add-ons await clients who are into wellness and body care. When you PayLite services worth P50,000 they can already enjoy the following freebies: Endermologie Treatmentat Marie France, Luxe Whitening Treatment worth at Facial Care Center and Two Scalp Treatments at Svenson.

For fine jewelry investments of at least P50,000 at 0% Citi PayLite at Miladay, get a free pair of stud earrings worth P2,820.

But that’s not all. Citi cardholders can also enjoy a free buffet meal for one at Vikings, Four Seasons Hotspot City or NIU by Vikings when they PayLite a minimum single-receipt purchase of P25,000 at any of the above retail partners until October 31, 2015.

Through all these exciting promotions, Citi continues to express gratitude to its loyal cardholders in ways no other bank can offer. “We are committed to bring the best values to our cardholders and will launch more irresistible offers, even beyond our 25th year,” shared Tan.

For more information on Citi’s 25th anniversary deals, visit or call the 24-hour CitiPhone Hotline at 995 9999.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Discover Lancris Residences as they Hold a Wine Tasting Event this October 24


 Lancris Residences Wine Tasting Invitation

Have you ever dreamed of having a place within the Metro that would be more stylish yet gives you a better and a more luxurious one? You’re family deserves the best place and Lancris have prepared a place just  for you and your family.. 

BETTER LIVING, PARANAQUE- Lancris Residences, the forefront in stylish condo living, will hold a wine tasting event on Saturday, October 24, 2D15 at seven in the evening.

Mr. Massimo Cavallon of Il Biancorosso will host the event in front of the Garnet Tower Showroom. He will present Italian brands including the famous Montecrocetta’s Passitaia.

Cocktails will also be served with classical music performances in the background.

Attendees may tour the 1.3-hectare property before the wine tasting event to have a first-hand experience of the lifestyle Lancris Residences has to offer.

As a treat for attendees, Land Cris Somerset Dev’t Corp, the owner and developer of Lancris Residences, will unveil the scale model of the project to give a bird’s eye view of how the master-planned community will look and feel when its four towers, clubhouse complex and commercial building are ready to be enjoyed by its residents.

To reserve a seat at the wine tasting event, call 0917.801.2677 or send an email to



Lancris Residences is the legacy project of Land Cris Somerset Development Corporation, sister company of the Duraville Realty and Dev’t. Corp and Durawood Construction and Lumber Supply, Inc. Located inside Better Living Subdivision in Paranaque City, Lancris Residences boasts of its suburban location, spacious units, and amenities designed for the family. It is marketed by Duraville Marketing Inc.,

Monday, October 19, 2015

Prepare for the inevitable: Take care of your Bones and Joints


Aging is inevitable and with it comes many health complications, such as bone and joint degeneration. Your bones provide support for the body and give you shape and posture, while your joints make the skeleton flexible. If bones and joints are not properly taken care of, they can become weak and even break which may need surgery to heal. That is why it is vital that you take care of them now.

Dr. Nicky Montoya, president of MediCard Philippines, encourages everyone to take care of their bones and joints while they are still young to prevent fractures and bone diseases.

“As you age, your bones and joints become brittle and weak. This may lead to bone diseases such as osteoporosis. People with osteoporosis most often break bones in the wrist, spine, and hip. These fractures can be very painful and make it difficult to do the things you usually do every day. If you don’t do the best you can now to make your bones strong, you might get this disease when you are older,” says Dr. Montoya.

Here are some tips for good bone and joint health:

Watch your weight. To ensure strong bones and joints, you need to maintain a healthy body weight. Extra body weight creates strain on your joints, particularly the knee joints. Research has shown that with every pound gained, you put four times more stress on the knees, while losing weight helps prevent joint injury and reduces pressure on the knees, hips, and back. Shedding as little as 10 pounds of body weight can help reduce pain and improve circulation.

Exercise. Less movement means more stiffness in your joints. People who remain glued to a chair all day have a higher risk for joint pain. Weight-bearing exercises can help keep your bones healthy. High-impact activities such as dancing, jogging, and running are advisable but if you’re predisposed to weak bones, walking may be a better exercise for you. 

Know your limits. Exercising is good for your body, but you have to make sure that you are not pushing yourself too hard. Certain exercise and activities might be too tough

for your joints to handle at first and workouts that have you bend forward may increase the risk of compressing a bone in your spine. Ask a trainer, physical therapist, or coach to help you modify exercises that cause joint pain. Listen to your body and go slow. 

Stay hydrated. Drinking lots of water is one of the best ways to maintain joint health because proper hydration helps lubricate the joints. The joints’ synovial fluid, the liquid that allows the bones to glide over each other without friction, decreases as you age, and dehydration can cause the fluid to plummet rapidly thus causing bones to rub against each other.

Eat right. Healthy bones and joints stem from a diet that is rich in a range of minerals, proteins, and fats. The biggest cause of joint deterioration is the build up of free radicals, causing joints to swell and become painful. To prevent its effects, it is advisable to eat foods that are rich in antioxidants such as oranges, oil-rich nuts, and sardines. Aside from drinking milk and getting Vitamin D to ensure you have enough calcium for strong and healthy bones, bright-colored fruit and vegetables such as bananas, broccoli and peas are also recommended to help build and preserve bone mass.

If you have concerns about your bone and joint health, it’s best to talk to a doctor as soon as possible. MediCard has 12 free-standing clinics located in key cities nationwide that offer consultations, diagnostic tests and specialty medical services for young and adult patients. Go to the nearest MediCard clinic near you or visit for more information.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

ATC GINGKO BILOBA: Protect your Precious Memories


They say that memories are the fuel that people burn in order to stay alive. Without the power of remembrance, our existence would be dull and flat. How else can we learn from our mistakes and triumphs? With the lessons from the past, those good and bad, we are enabled to keep on enduring and living despite the innumerable challenges in life. We strive to move forward and reach greater heights as the pain of past failures makes the possible attainment of victory even sweeter. We can’t afford to lose this vital mental capability.

Good thing is that there is a herbal plant like ginkgo biloba which makes our minds replenished through time. Keep your memory sharp with ATC Ginkgo Biloba, the brain enhancer you need to

ATC Ginkgo Biloba is a food supplement mainly made up of gingko biloba and maiden tree extracts. These two extracts help sharpen the memory and have been used since the early periods of history as food and a traditional medicine.
Ginkgo Biloba, a major ingredient of ATC Ginkgo Biloba, is believed to be one of the most effective herbal plants that is used for the management of memory loss and improvement of cognitive functions and primary senses. Gingko Biloba also aids in regulating blood flow to the brain thus lowering the risks of stroke. It also protects and heals damaged cells that are caused by age-related diseases such as Alzhiemer’s and Glaucoma. Even so, this is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease.

ATC Ginkgo Biloba, also supports alleviating mental depression and mood disorders.
For just SRP P6.00 per capsule, retain the power of your mind with ATC Gingko Biloba. Take ATC Ginkgo Biloba every day and take the world by storm through the innate gift of knowledge that you possess. ATC Ginkgo Biloba is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

REDOXFAT: The Allure of Body Sculpting



There are few things more satisfying than getting results. When it comes to sculpting physiques, even fewer can compare. With the body as a canvass, the ability to control one’s own destiny is so tangible that it becomes quite addicting. After years of obesity, one can suddenly reverse his or her situation by dedicated weight training and healthy eating. And the results can be quite life changing.

The only real opponent in body sculpting is yourself. Unfortunately, some are more successful than others as temptations cannot be completely slayed. Others take a longer time to maintain discipline. This is where Redoxfat can help.
What can help us maintain our bodies despite having cheat days are two effective ingredients for weight loss: L-Carnitine and Green Tea Extract.

RedoXfat is a food supplement that contains 350 mg of Green Tea Extract and 150 mg of L-Carnitine. RedoXfat’s component, L-Carnitine, is known to be effective in weight loss as it transforms the fatty acids in the body into sources of energy, thereby fueling you enough for the day. Also, having enough L-Carnitine speeds up your metabolism and improves your digestion.
However, aside from its fat-burning capacity, Green Tea Extract is known to be an effective antioxidant as it is 200 times more potent than

Vitamin E in fighting free radicals in the body. As a result, chances of having cancer are reduced. It also improves muscle strength and boosts immunity. It has the ability to detoxifying the body, reducing stress and depression and improving cognitive function. Still, RedoXfat is not a medicinal drug and should not be used to treat the symptoms of any disease.

At the affordable prize of SRP P15.00 per capsule, get rid of your fats fast, before it kills your festive mood during the holidays! Take RedoXfat every day and realize for yourself that weight loss is a life gain after all. RedoXfat is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide.


TPB launches “Tag the Fun” Photo Contest


TPB_TPB launches _Tag the Fun_ photo contest_photo

Enjoying your vacation or business trip in the Philippines? Share your best travel moments on camera and join “Tag the Fun”- an exciting photo contest organized by the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), together with Agoda, that rewards local and foreign travelers for choosing the Philippines as their destination.

Get a chance to win a holiday break in the beautiful beaches and the underground wonder of Puerto Princesa, Palawan or in the white powdery sands and clear waters of Panglao Island, Bohol! Plus, you can also take home “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” premium items.

“Tag the Fun” photo contest runs from October 5 to November 13, 2015. It is open to participants 18 years old and above and has two categories: the local category, which is open to all Filipinos, and the foreign category, which is for the foreigners and visitors residing in and outside the Philippines.

To join, simply like the official Facebook pages of “Tourism Promotions Board”, “The Philippines” and “Agoda”; upload your best travel photo on the TPB Facebook page along with an English caption of no more than 500 characters together with the name of destination where the photo was taken; share the entry on your own Facebook newsfeed along with a mention of “The Philippines” and “Agoda” and the hashtags #tpbgovph, #tagthefun, and #itsmorefuninthephilippines. Don’t forget to set your Facebook post to public.

Submit as many entries as you wish on or before the following dates with the corresponding weekly themes—October 11: Business, October 18: Lifestyle, October 25: Sports, Adventure & Ecotourism, November 2: History & Culture, and November 9: Music, Arts & Entertainment.

There will be two winners for each week (1 local and 1 foreign) who will receive “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” premium items. On November 13, 2015, best entries will be chosen (1 local and 1 foreign) among the 10 weekly winners to award the grand prizes. The grand winners will enjoy a free 3Day/2Night stay for two at the country’s two best beaches. The local winner will get to experience the paradise of Astoria Palawan Resort in Puerto Princesa, Palawan while the foreign winner will be treated to the white beaches of Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa in Panglao Island, Bohol.

Sharing your best Philippine travel moments has never been more fun. Join “Tag the Fun” photo contest and make your trip to the Philippines memorable, rewarding and worth coming back for more!

For more information, visit the official TPB Facebook page at and to learn about special deals or promotions on hotels in the Philippines, connect at or go directly to

Sunday, October 11, 2015

ATC’s BITTERGO, Your Partner in Preventing Diabetes


Decrease Your Risk of Diabetes

Diabetes, the 8th leading cause of death in the Philippines, is painful to endure in so many ways. The physical and psychological agonies that diabetic patients have to bear are simply overwhelming. Lifetime medications, kidney dialysis that requires at least three sessions per week, regular checkups and insulin injections are just some of the mandatory requirements to manage diabetes. Aside from the ever-present worry of keeping healthy, financial considerations are also astronomical. Diabetes is certainly not a disease to take on lightly.

Boost your resistance against diabetes with BitterGO. BitterGO is an all-natural food supplement that helps prevent diabetes. It contains four healthy ingredients – Ampalaya Powder, Banaba Powder, Luyang Dilaw Powder and Bawang Powder - that are beneficial in managing the blood sugar levels.

For only SRP P7.50 per capsule, you can free yourself from the worries of diabetes with the help of BitterGO. Take BitterGO daily and stay better, not bitter! BitterGO is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Operator, What’s your Emergency?



When a veteran 911 call center Operator's daughter is held hostage, she's left desperate with no choice but to follow a caller's rules; send a message through dispatch for all Los Angeles police and fire units to scatter to remote destinations where they are met with chaos; cars crashing, explosions, and gunfire. Not knowing who or why, the one thing Amanda knows is if she fails to secretly collaborate with one of the police, her ex-husband - she'll be the sole person responsible for facilitating the biggest crime of the century. Now she must race the clock to make the choice of her life - save the city - or save her daughter.


Pls Click Link to Trailer:

Opens October 21, 2015 (day and date with US)

Directors: Amariah Olson and Obin Olson (Brothers Olson)

Screenplay: Dwain Worrell, Anthony Feole, Brothers Olson


Ving Rhames (Mission Impossible, Dawn of The Dead, Pulp Fiction)

Luke Goss (Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Frankenstein, Balde II)

Mischa Barton (The O.C., The Sixth Sense, Notting Hill)

Michael Pare (The Lincoln Lawyer, Hope Floats, The Philadelphia Experiment)

Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller


MTRCB Rating and Running Time: (to follow)

Released by: Solar Pictures

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Build your Brand Name with Integrity


Blen Fernando Jpeg Agora awardee Blen Fernando shares inspiring words at marketing conference

Today’s marketing landscape has changed a lot from how it was decades ago. Professionals are now provided with technology that makes work easier for them and open new opportunities that were once not there. Still, this does not necessarily make things easier for today’s professionals. In fact, they still need to go the extra mile if they wish to succeed in their chosen field.

This is according to past Agora Award winner Blen Fernando who received the prestigious award for Marketing Management in 2009. The marketing powerhouse shares how she and her colleagues had to learn the ins and outs of the industry the hard way to be where she is now.

She muses, “It’s very different now because a lot of facilities are available, and opportunities are available to marketers. You don’t have to research like we did back then. Now, there’s a lot of technology to help you.”

Fernando further elaborates, “There are a also a lot of seminars, workshops, conferences and training programs that you can attend, which are the best practices. During my time, when you went to those conferences, they were all lecture-types. Now, there are a lot of practitioners who share their knowledge and experiences with the younger generation. They are very lucky.”

Fernando is one of the 22 past Agora Award winners who will be sharing their knowledge and expertise in marketing at the forthcoming Agora Circle Conference of the Philippine Marketing Association, which will be held at the Marriott Grand Ballroom on October 21, 2015.

The conference, a pre-event for the annual Agora Awards, will see past Agora winners discussing with conference participants their personal stories and what inspired them in creating their winning marketing strategies.

This year’s Agora Circle Conference follows the theme “Fifty Shades of Marketing Darker” and will be open to members of the academe, industry professionals, and even students who are interested to know more about the local marketing industry.

Fernando is presently Vice President for Marketing of Alaska Milk Corporation, where she has been working for 22 years. It was during her term that the corporation won the Agora Award for Marketing Company of the Year in 2013. Prior her work in Alaska, she worked as a marketing practitioner in food and non-food categories for multinational and local companies.

Fernando admitted that she declined offers to be nominated for the Agora Awards on two different occasions before consenting in 2008. After her nomination was filed with the Philippine Marketing Association, the prestigious body which hands out the awards to marketing professionals in the country, she completely forgot about the whole thing.

She could still remember how she wrote her own documentation for the awards. “It was just a simple what-did-you-do-in-your-past-year-kind of documentation. I started from the beginning of my career. They told me afterwards that it was the first time they received a document that was personally written by the nominee. It was really personalized. “

So what piece of advice does a professional like Fernando want to give those who are still starting their marketing journey?

For her, it’s all about integrity. While she agrees that marketing professionals now have an easier time with their work, she stresses the importance of building their own brand as a marketer with integrity.

“Even if you are so skilled and so good you have all the packaging for leadership, it is still your integrity of being a good marketing person and the integrity of being an individual that counts. Your name is your brand name. I still think that’s the best thing you can build together with your career.”

For details and reservations, visit For information about the Philippine Marketing Association, visit