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



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