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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

ePERFORMAX NEWEST FACILITY IN THE PHILIPPINES


Enjoy this look back at the grand opening of ePerformax’s newest facility in the Philippines! On June 15 ePerformax executives and team members, local government officials, Pueblo de Panay partners, as well as friends from the media all gathered at the new ePERFORMAX Center in Pueblo de Panay TechnoPark in Roxas City as a show of celebration, partnership, and support. This new site aims to provide long-term growth and career opportunities for all employees, serving as further proof of the company’s continued commitment to growing and developing the Philippines as the leading BPO service provider in the world.

5 RESTAURANTS AT WESTGATE ALABANG WHICH WILL MAKE YOU KEEP ON COMING BACK



If you are a Southie like me, for sure you've visited Westgate Center in Filinvest Alabang. But if you are not from the South and would be around Alabang area, I would recommend that you visit the place coz I know you'll love it. You ask why? A stroll around Westgate is like being presented a buffet of the best that the local restaurant scene has to offer. It is where one can spend time with loved ones over a good meal, a good conversation over artisan coffee or dessert, or just simple moments to unwind with family and friends. Oh, and did I say lots of IG worthy spots too??

Monday, July 30, 2018

ENJOY 72 HOURS OF FREE SHIPPING AND UP TO 80% DISCOUNT ON PREMIUM ITEMS ON SHOPEE'S PAYDAY SALE



For 72 hours from July 30 to August 1, Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, is back to help loyal users stretch their salaries with its monthly Payday Sale. This month, it's going to be going bigger and better with 72 hours of free shipping, all-day vouchers, and up to 80% discounts across a wide range of categories ranging from electronics to fashion.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

FIRST EVER VIVO HOOPBATTLE CHAMPIONSHIP EXCITES PINOY HOOP FANS



Earlier today, Vivo has successfully mounted the first-ever Vivo HoopBattle Championship Philippines as the top eight teams battled it out to claim 3x3 court supremacy.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

VIVO X21: EYE CATCHER AT THE MOBILE FEST 2018



Global smartphone brand Vivo has made a good impression on tech enthusiasts at the SM Cyberzone’s Mobile Fest 2018.

CELEBRATE NATIONAL LIPSTICK DAY WITH EXCLUSIVE OFFERS FROM M·A·C ON JULY 29


Powering up the online retail experience with its very first Super Brand Day, customers of Lazada will discover the best of what the M.A.C offers through a 24-hour shopping event that will surely delight lippy lovers! Mark your calendars: July 29, 2018, Sunday will be the first Super Brand Day as it celebrates National Lipstick Day!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

GET YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME WITH A POWERFUL SMARTPHONE LIKE VIVO X21


What if you are in the middle of your game and somebody calls?? I know, I know... there is nothing more frustrating than getting a call in the middle of a play. That is why Mobile Legends or PUBG players pick phones that are powerful enough to meet their heavy gaming needs. 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AXA ASSET MASTER


AXA offers a wide range of products designed to suit one's current and future needs. For those who want to leave behind a lasting gift for generations to come, in a recent launch held yesterday, July 25 at Shangri La the Fort, AXA just presented the newest member of its growing product portfolio, the Asset Master. 

#GLOWINMYSKIN: A CENTURY OF HEALTHY, GLOWING SKIN WITH JERGENS


If you look out there, talaga naman na there are a lot of skin care who have a lot of promises, and naturally, it is already innate in us that we want to achieve that healthy and glowing skin. The thing is with so many skin care brands or products that are out in the market, it really makes it confusing to choose the right one for us. In fact, there are also skin care products for women that instruct skin tones to conform to social standards thus it becomes limiting in terms of choices. That is why Jergens’ pushes their #GlowInMySkin campaign which has been introduced in a kick-off launch where I attended a few weeks ago. It aims to change that by emphasizing that color doesn’t matter as long as your skin is healthy and every skin tone can be glowing.

TIPS ON HOW TO MAKE YOUR KIDS BE FINANCIALLY WISE


I always say this— it is always best that we shape our kids in all aspect of their lives. May that be about healthy eating or encouraging them to drink more water or even to be financially wise. As young as they are, just like us, our children already have their own goals and dreams that they want to achieve. Thus as parents of this aggressive young generation, it is important to guide them as they make their own decisions and show them the value of saving and how to handle their finances wisely. 

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

THE POWER OF EATING A HEALTHY BREAKFAST


“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.” This adage suggests that breakfast should constitute the most important meal of our daily diet, followed by lunch, and end off with a light dinner. 

INSPIRE 2018: OPENING DOORS FOR PARTNER INNOVATION, GROWTH AND DIFFERENTIATION



Organizations around the world are undergoing transformation fueled by cloud, artificial intelligence, mixed reality and the Internet of Things. These technologies are helping businesses and society reach new heights – retail is becoming more personal, banking is becoming more seamless, and healthcare is becoming more predictive and preventive.

TANDUAY IS NOW AVAILABLE ON SHOPEE


Tanduay Distillers Inc., makers of the world’s number one selling rum brand, has recently partnered with Shopee, the leading Singapore-based e-commerce platform with 12 million users in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, to launch the Tanduay brand international online store. 

INDUSTRY EXPERTS UNDER ONE ROOF AT THE 2018 ASIA ECOMM SUMMIT


This year’s Asia ECOMM Summit featured the nation’s most notable CEOs who have revolutionized the way they do business through the e-commerce platform. I Personally heard important matters that got tackled by the key speakers which were held last week,  July 11, 2018, at the Marriot hotel in Pasay City. 

DEVANT CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY WITH "15.15.15" PROMO





Friends!!!! The home-grown TV brand, Devant is celebrating its 15th year of providing high-quality TV products in the country this 2018. And hear this~ Devant celebrates it with a bang with its "15.15.15” promo! 

Monday, July 23, 2018

HERE'S WHY VIVO FITS RIGHT IN EVERY MILLENNIAL'S LIFE GOALS


Vivo X21 is every fulfilled young person’s secret key to achieving goals. You’ll never know when life will throw you something good. Sometimes we find ourselves happy and content in our current hobbies and careers only to discover later that our passion lies in another. 

RAISING WELL-ROUNDED KIDS STARTS AT HOME


If you are a parent, how do you make sure that your children grow up ready to face whatever the future brings? This is one of the major challenges that parents face today. The fact that today’s fast-paced lifestyles are demanding more time from parents at work, this leads children to lifestyles with little focus on physical activity and exercise.  I'm not saying that you can’t do anything about it — because whether we like it or not, we have to do SOMETHING.

WORLD-CLASS COMPOSERS CREATE BANAUE-INSPIRED MUSIC TO PAVE WAY FOR RICE TERRACES REHABILITATION



After months of preparation, 20 composers from all over the world are heading to Banaue to see the world-famous Banaue Rice Terraces for the first-ever Banaue International Music Composition Competition. The 10-day immersion trip is meant to showcase the Ifugao culture and bring their issues closer to the composers for their deeper appreciation and understanding.

AXA PHILIPPINES' AXA ACADEMY



One of the leading insurance companies in the country, Axa Philippines, raises the training of insurance professionals to an unmatched level of excellence in the industry, with the inauguration of their newest state-of-the-art facility: Axa Academy. 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

DISCOVER THE WACKY WORLD OF ANIMALS IN THE NEWEST KIDS’CHANNEL ZOOMOO




Zoomoo — world’s first wildlife channel for preschoolers puts fun in learning about conservation.

ASUS AND ROG NOW AVAILABLE ON SHOPEE



ASUS and Republic of Games (ROG) Official Store will give around 12 million users across the country easy access to the full range of ASUS products as it partners with Shopee.

What can you expect with ASUS on Shopee?
The ASUS Official Store:
The full line of ASUS’ smartphones and notebooks, including the popular ZenFone and Vivobook series

ASUS ROG Official Store: 
ASUS’ line of gaming laptops. 

As Official Stores under Shopee Mall, all ASUS products come with 7 days free return, 100% authenticity guarantee, and free shipping.

Check out the following products on the ASUS and ROG Official Stores: 

Zenbook Pro 15


Part of the ZenBook Pro Series, the ZenBook Pro 15 offers users an innovative user experience with a futuristic ScreenPad offering context-sensitive tools to boost productivity, facial recognition to let users login effortlessly, and built-in support for Amazon Alexa voice services for hands-free control. The Zenbook Pro 15 offers world class-leading performance with the latest processors and up to 16GB RAM, all in a slim, lightweight and stylish package.

Ultra-Compact Vivobook S15 (S530) and S14 (S430) Ultrabooks


ASUS’ Vivobook series is known for being both technically sophisticated, and extremely portable and stylish. Both the VivoBook S15 (S530) and S14 (S430) feature bold colour-blocking designs in five vibrant colour options so users can pick the laptop that best suits their personality. The ErgoLift hinge in both models replicates the feel of typing on a desktop keyboard for a more ergonomic typing experience, while the new three-sided NanoEdge display design provides an immersive viewing experience.

ROG Strix GL504 SCAR II and Hero II


Play and win in style with the must-have eSports ready gaming laptop series – the ROG GL504! The two newest models of its ROG Strix family, the Strix SCAR II and Hero II are the gaming laptops every eSports enthusiast should own. These gaming laptops feature the all-new compact design and front light bar with customizable Aura Sync lighting. Plus, it is also the world’s first laptop to feature a multi-antenna Wifi for improved connectivity.

For a maximum advantage in fast-paced games, Strix SCAR II and Hero II boast the world's first 144Hz super-narrow-bezel display with an ultrafast 3ms GTG response time. The Strix SCAR II and Hero II are lighter than the average gaming laptop with an overall weight of just 2.4kg for gaming on-the-go! Both models also feature a gaming keyboard with a decisive command and control by HyperStrike Pro technology.

ZenFone 5 Series


The Zenfone 5 series’ greatest feature is its high-performance cameras, which enables users to capture both the perfect selfie and landscape shot. With the intelligent dual-camera system in the ZenFone 5 and 5Z, and the world’s first true quad-camera in the ZenFone Q, it’s no wonder these phones are sought after as one of the best phones for mobile photography.

ZenFone Max Pro


The ZenFone Max Pro combines smooth, responsive performance with the superb battery life that is designed to support enhanced mobile gaming and browsing performance. It can handle any task easily with 64GB storage and a 6” 18:9 FHD+ display. Wrapping up the package is the dual rear-camera system that will surely take your photography game to the next level! ZenFone Max Pro ships with pure Android™ 8.1 Oreo™, the latest version of the beautiful Android user interface that improves productivity, and simply lets users have more fun with their phone. It will be available in Shopee by July 28, 2018 for ₱13,995.

Check out the full range of ASUS products on the ASUS Official Stores,  and the ASUS Republic of Gamers Official Store,  on Shopee. And for more information, visit https://shopee.ph/.

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UPGRADE YOUR IG FEED AT THE COLORGRAM POP UP IN SM CITY SAN MATEO


It’s time to upgrade that Instagram feed! Achieve ultimate #FeedGoals at ColorGram! With colored walls and mood backgrounds – its perfect destination to liven up your IG feed. If you are near the within the area or happen to be there, catch ColorGram from July 20 – 29 at the 2nd level of SM City San Mateo!

Friday, July 20, 2018

A BETTER BLENDED LIFE THROUGH ULTIMATE FRISBEE WITH JAMBA JUICE



Over 500 people come together for a weekend of Ultimate frisbee at the first ever Jamba Juice Whirl’d Cup. That's whay you get when you blend a plastic disc, a diverse community, and a thirst for new experiences? 

In between matches, players would flock to the Jamba Juice Fender Blender, a mobile smoothie truck, to get their fix of fresh fruit blends and talk about the game they all play. 
Jamba Juice is focused on blending real whole fruits and veggies to create great tasting and refreshing beverages. In its maiden tournament at the Alabang Country Club, Jamba Juice showed how life can be Better Blended as it brought together different kinds of people into a community sharing in the spirit of Ultimate frisbee over smoothies.

For Mark De Joya, Brand Development Director for Jamba Juice, Ultimate frisbee strongly resonates with the brand. He said Jamba Juice believes in mixing it up, having a positive energy, and creating rich human experiences. With their juice, they usually take unusual combinations and blend them together to create unique experiences for our customers. And that’s what the Whirl’d Cup is about – blending all these components to create a fun, open, inclusive event where people can take part in the growing Ultimate community.

Ultimate Frisbee, or simply known as Ultimate, has been gaining popularity in the Philippines. It’s a no-contact, self-officiated sport that only really needs a disc and a place to play. No special equipment required, just Spirit. It’s due to this very simple nature that has drawn fans and players from all walks of life.


This diversity was on full display at the recently concluded Jamba Juice Whirl’d Cup 2018, as men, women, and children from different backgrounds came together to play, compete, and have fun. Kids as young as 10 years old were throwing discs to veterans of the game who were in their 40s. The tournament had musicians, corporate executives, service professionals, entrepreneurs, and people from other professions – all of whom bonded over smoothies like Jamba’s Piña Colada Refresher – in between their matches.

Bullet Dumas, a musician and math teacher, has been in the game for several years now and has blended his artistic interests with his love of the game.  There was no shortage of new players as well, who were welcomed with open arms by the community. Survivor castaway and all-around dad Chuckie Dreyfus, a man of diverse talents who is no stranger to mixing it up, played well in his very first foray into Ultimate. 

It wasn’t all fun and games as the 31 teams battled hard to win. The matches got progressively more intense as the weekend went on.

Pancake X emerge champions in pool A of the first ever Whirl’d Cup Tournament
Players were jumping and diving to make crucial plays. In the end, there were 4 teams who emerged champions of their respective brackets: Pancake X (Pool A), DC Brats (Pool B), The Saints (Pool C), and Hux (Pool D).

With over 500 people from all over attending the Whirl’d Cup, it looks like we can expect more Ultimate action from Jamba Juice in the future. “At Jamba, we want to support those who want to drink life up. So it’s refreshing to see the level of diversity, inclusivity, and community in a competitive sport like Ultimate. We believe that this kind of blending truly squeezes the most of what life has to offer. It’s more than just a plastic disc – it’s the community of those that move it that makes it truly better blended. When it comes to chasing a better blended life, we have a simple mantra: Thirst Begins Today. So there’s no better time to start than now. That said, it is events like this that we look forward to seeing more of in the future,” said Stephanie Elumba, Marketing Manager for Jamba Juice.

More than winning and losing, it was all about the spirit of the game.  Jamba Juice made sure players and fans alike were hydrated and energized throughout the two-day tournament.

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GET BEST IG-WORTHY SHOTS WITH VIVO X21




Vivo's smartphone camera keeps on getting better with each launch and there is no stopping them when it comes to providing consumers with topnotch and high-technology means of self-expression. With its recent launch of the latest X21, no one can stop you now from creating flawless and vivid shots whether in low-light or backlight situations given with its set of impressive camera specs. It will give you only the best feed-worthy shots taken any time of the day, anywhere.

SARSAYA® EXPLORES PH FLAVORS WITH COCO MARTIN



In a Filipiniana-themed event last July 5, 2018, SARSAYA® Oyster Sauce celebrated its successful entry in the market and launched its second TV commercial with brand endorser Coco Martin. It was held at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Quezon City.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

MEET THE 10 WINNERS OF SUN LIFE FOUNDATION'S BRIGHTER WORLD BUILDER CHALLENGE


The Sun Life Foundation, together with The Spark Project is funding 10 financial literacy projects nationwide through its #BrighterWorldBuilder Challenge. Its 10 winners, which was recently announced have just been welcomed by Sun Life Philippines as their new allies in helping more Filipinos secure their future.

I personally saw the spark in the eyes of each of the winners as they receive their award a few days ago.  The Brighter World Builder Challenge program was launched to search for, fund, and accelerate financial literacy initiatives, in celebration of Sun Life Foundation’s 10th anniversary. Out of a total of 49 applications, 20 finalists were chosen to undergo a Social Impact Boot Camp spearheaded by The Spark Project and presented their final pitch to a distinguished panel of judges. Out of the 20 entries, 10 projects stood out and are chosen as winners for this year's Brighter World Builder Challenge.

The top 10 winners will receive a Php 100,000 grant they can use in the implementation of their projects and programs as well as crowdfunding support from The Spark Project. 

Alex Narciso, Sun Life Foundation President mentioned that their 10 winners have shown that is through creativity and innovation that Filipinos are encouraged to be more financially savvy and to become more financially secure.

Meet the 10 lucky entries which were selected from the final pitch: 

Bin Stalk – A program designed by Domyson Dulay Abuan for the community of Malaban that combines learnings on financial literacy and waste management; 
Budget Squad Manila – A social enterprise focused on teaching good money management skills and financial literacy through creatively designed personal finance tools; 
EmpoWomen PH – A non-profit organization that aims to help displaced women and families in Marawi City through sustainable sources of income; 
FLOW Inc. – Stands for Financial and Life Opportunities for Women and focuses on giving practical education in finance for marginalized and average social class women; 
Kids Who Save (KHuSA) – Game-based learning designed to simplify the concept of financial literacy for young kids; 
Young Savers: Experiential Learning to Financial Literacy – At the Mano Amiga Academy, children from the lower end of the socio economic ladder are taught the value of financial responsibility through project-based learning; 
Change for a Life – A campaign created to help lower income families manage their finances to fit their expenses and save money; 
Children of Sugar Cane Farmers in Bacolod – A program designed to teach children of sugar cane farmers about the opportunities open to them to uplift their family’s lives; 
COINscious JUAN – A savings app created to promote the importance of being conscious of one’s spending habits, and; 
Pitaka ko:’ A Learning & Savings Journal for Kids – An interactive and creative learning and savings journal for kids ages eight to 15 designed by Roxanne Navarro. 

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

SARDINES: A FILIPINO KITCHEN STAPLE


Considered a Filipino food staple, sardines can be found in almost every kitchen in the country because it not only boasts of its affordability, but it also prides itself on its taste and nutritional value. If we were to look into your kitchen, how likely is it that we will find a can or two of these sardines sitting comfortably in your pantry or your kitchen cabinet? Meron at meron kayong stock na sardines at home diba....

Monday, July 16, 2018

COLOR YOUR CITY: MNL ART SESH AT SM


Yesterday, Sm City Manila painted the city with their very own MNL with an exploration of the Earth's elements through ART dubbed as #MNLArtSeshAtSM volume 2.0!

Friday, July 13, 2018

PREGNANCY DIET 101: CARBS — YAY OR NAY?


My FB feed today brought me back to memory lane — lots of memories during my pregnancy which reminds me now about the constant reminders of my doctor about the do's and dont's. Trust me, ang dami! — she prescribed me vitamins that I need to take, mga food that I should take in moderation and yung mga dapat iwasan, mga ganun. I even remember her telling me that for the next nine months, I need to consume about 300 more calories per day than I ever did before I became pregnant. Which is on point nga naman, kasi the body of a soon to be mom will be going through big changes kaya one will need a full dose of nutrients to help with the baby’s growth and development.

REACH YOUR BEST POTENTIAL WITH AQUAFINA'S BEST BEGINS NOW CAMPAIGN


Everyone has the best version of themselves — it’s really all up to us to make it happen. Whatever field we choose to be in, innovation is the name of the game as we step out of our boundaries and push ourselves to be the best we can be. "Start working on it now and reach your best potential" ~ this is the one main thing that struck me with Aquafina’s Best Begins Now campaign.

SM DISASTER RESILIENCE EMERGENCY FORUM 2018


A lot of us are aware that during disasters, Persons with Disabilities, especially the young ones, are seen to be more disadvantaged due to their limitations on mobility and awareness. It is with this reason why this National Disaster Resiliency Month, SM Cares extends its advocacy of educating children and youth with disabilities — SM Cares is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

I WAS SKETCHED BY THE AMAZING PANCHO PIANO


Every time I see a work of art, I can't help but just stare at it an admire them. Three weeks ago, I had the privilege to not just witness the magnificent works of Pancho Piano but to personally meet him too at the Retail Boulevard, Coral Wing of Okada Manila! Several of his arts are displayed in an exhibit entitled "HAGOD" — which means a gentle stroke of the brush, it transcends the mere movement as the pieces created evoke more than just patterns and figures but splashes of memories that stirs the spirit and warms the heart.

DISCOVER TRUE AND PURE SOUND AT THE JBL FEST 2018 IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA



Guys, do you want to go to Las Vegas in the US of A? Grab this chance and join the JBL Fest 2018 in Las Vegas and be part of an awesome event of epic proportions.

5 WAYS AI IS BUILDING A BETTER, BRIGHTER FUTURE FOR ASIA


  
All across Asia, a hotly-debated topic amongst business leaders, government policymakers, academics and industry experts is the potential impact that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will have on society.

NEW YOU, NEW BODY, NEW LIFE


If you plan on losing weight, one of the steps to this is a change in lifestyle. You can’t suddenly change it but little by little, your body will be able to adapt to the changes and see it as the normal way. One of the things that need change is your diet. There are a lot of diet plans that are being suggested by a lot of people but for a beginner, why not try the following?

1. Ketogenic Diet
This diet plan came into the spotlight due to the amazing amount of positive feedback from a lot of people. The main idea is having a low carb high-fat diet in your meals. As taught to us in our elementary days, carbs are broken down into sugars which are actually one of the biggest contributors to weight gain. The idea of having a low carb diet prevents the breaking down of carbs to sugar that will just be stored in our bodies is a huge thing since this also means there is more room for protein where we get energy from.

2. Intermittent Fasting
Basically, this diet plan aims to make sure that we only have 8 hours of eating time and 16 hours of fasting and wait for our body to undergo ketosis. It is helpful because it trains our body to eat only when we are hungry, not just because it’s time to eat.

You may choose any of the two but slimming can be faster if you visit the best slimming center in the Philippines. Receive the best slimming treatments and tips from professionals in Marie France and be guarantee that your visit will be worth it!


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Thursday, July 05, 2018

TOP PH BRANDS LAUNCH BRAND PILIPINAS



Last two weeks ago, I attended an event where a number of top Filipino brands and organizations have come together to launch a movement that hopes to propel the single most important brand for all Filipinos—Brand Pilipinas.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

THE SHOPEE CELEBRITY CLUB



The Shopee Celebrity Club has just been launched— it is a collaboration with Top Filipino Celebrities featuring a series of celebrity stores by famed Filipino personalities including Shopee’s brand ambassador Anne Curtis, Avel Bacudio, Matteo Guidicelli, Vice Ganda, Kris Aquino, and more. Through the Shopee Celebrity Club, Shopee users like me can now easily access a curated collection of products by our favourite celebrities on Shopee.

LET'S GET SOCIAL