Martes, Pebrero 28, 2017

Hit-rated Series Hawaii 5-0 and MacGyver Unite for the Ultimate Crossover Episode on AXN

“This crossover has almost seemed inevitable since the day MACGYVER premiered. We have always envisioned that our H50 ohana and the Phoenix team live in the same universe and it was about time that Mac and Jack had a case in Hawaii.” ~Peter Lenkov, MACGYVER and HAWAII FIVE-0 Executive Producer

Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park and Taylor Wily From “Hawaii Five-0” Guest Star on MacGyver on March 16.

PHILIPPINES (February 27, 2017) Get ready for double the action when two of AXN’s highest rated TV series, MACGYVER and HAWAII FIVE-0, collide for a no holds barred crossover episode this March 16, Thursday, 9.45pm!  

When Mac and the team travel to Hawaii to aid in earthquake relief efforts, they team up with Chin (Daniel Dae Kim) and Kono (Grace Park) from the Five-0 task force to rescue a group of government scientists trapped in a building. However, as they work on the complicated rescue, a group using the chaos as a distraction aims to steal the top-secret weaponry from the scientists. 

AXN is the leading English general entertainment channel in Asia with engaging content that redefines action. Check out AXN’s new look and programming schedule at or join the conversation on Facebook at AXNPH.

About AXN
AXN is Asia’s leading general entertainment channel featuring exclusive top-rated drama series, blockbuster features, reality programs and ground-breaking original productions. The channel appeals to a discerning audience seeking content that is smart, intriguing and unexpected, all delivered close to U.S telecasts. From The Blacklist and Quantico, to MacGyver and The Amazing Race Asia, AXN is defined not by a genre, but by an attitude that truly redefines action.

Launched first in Asia in 1997, AXN is a global channel brand with a presence in Latin America, Africa and Europe. In Asia, the channel is enjoyed in 126 million households across 19 territories and is available in both SD and HD.

AXN Asia is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia, which also operates leading channels including Animax, Sony Channel, ONE and GEM.

For further information, please contact:
Trisha Ilarde
AXN Networks Philippines, Inc.
+63917 8494742



Philippines, February 23, 2017 – A new breed of legal heroes are on the rise to uphold the law at all times in the brand new legal drama, Chicago Justice, which premieres this March on Sony Channel.

This fourth installment from executive producer Dick Wolf’s Chicago franchise stars Carl Weathers (Rocky) as State Attorney Mark Jefferies, Philip Winchester (Strike Back) as Assistant State Attorney Peter Stone, Jon Seda (Chicago P.D.) as Chief Investigator Antonio Dawson, Monica Barbaro (UnReal) as Assistant State Attorney Anna Valdez, and Joelle Carter (Justified) as Investigator Laura Nagel.

Together at the Cook County State Attorney’s Office, this dedicated team of prosecutors and investigators engage in heated arguments in their fearless pursuit of justice as they handle high profile and sensational cases while trying to find the balance between politics, power struggles, and public opinion. 

Armed with their unwavering passion for the law, they must face one controversy to the next, proving their point in every case, as they hurdle through the legal system and eventually become a part of Chicago’s finest.

Chicago Justice premieres on March 8, every Wednesday at 8:50pm with a double-episode premiere same week as the U.S. telecast. 

Sony Channel is available on SKY Cable Channel 35, Cignal Digital TV Channel 120, Global Destiny Cable Channel 62, and Cable Link Channel 39.

About Sony Channel

Sony Channel is the premier destination for female-skewing entertainment with the biggest and best of Hollywood. Designed for the socially connected viewer, Sony Channel features some of the most captivating and talked-about drama, comedy, lifestyle, and reality programs on TV, all airing close to the U.S. telecasts, together with popular feel-good movies.

Fresh, confident and stylish, with a dash of clever wit, Sony Channel is visually stunning with a brand identity that perfectly complements its line-up of high calibre programming. Sony Channel appeals to a female-skewed, male-inclusive audience who loves to escape, engage, and lose themselves in premium content. Viewers are modern, social, stylish, and aspirational.

Sony Channel is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by Sony Pictures Television Networks Asia, which also operates pay-TV channels AXN, Animax, ONE and GEM. 
See, and join the conversation on and for more.

Huwebes, Pebrero 23, 2017


“Tayo ang unang nag-convert from Analog to Digital transmitter. Wala nang test -broadcast. Official broadcast na agad. Yes. Maibabalik ang TV bilang prime Media tool.” ~Engr. Antonio Soriano, the Vice President of Technical Operations for Light Network

Light Network channel 33 is achieving greater innovation as it begins its official broadcast on Digital Television this coming March 2017! Through this exciting breakthrough, viewers in Mega Manila will soon be able to experience a clearer and highly-improved video and sound quality of Light Network in their televisions. Once official broadcast begins, people can now watch Light Network anytime and anywhere because not only will the channel be available on digital boxes and digital-ready televisions, but it could also be accessed through handheld devices such as tablets, smartphones and other gadgets.

The “digitalization” is the process of converting our current Analog Television broadcasting into Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), which simply means that our existing television technology will be transformed into an upgraded, higher quality of broadcast system. Through this digital improvement, Light Network will soon be available on multiple digital viewing platforms—broadening its horizon among the television programming sphere.

In an interview with Engr. Antonio Soriano, the Vice President of Technical Operations for Light Network, he said that he is excited for the upcoming Digitalization of Light Network, because the channel had long since been prepared for this huge digital switchover. He also said that not all channels are ready to make the digital “switch”, making Light Network the first channel in the  Philippines to migrate to the exciting 

According to the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), once the innovative technology of Digitalization is fully implemented, it would not only deliver better image and sound quality to our television channels, but it would also be able to provide features such as datacasting, multi-channel platform, One Seg, and most importantly, the Emergency Warning Broadcast System (EWBS), which is used to transmit nationwide warning announcements in times of earthquakes, tsunamis, or other high-alert disasters.

Engr. Antonio Soriano further stated that these features are just few of the many benefits of Digital TV. According to him, through the other upcoming advancements in Digitalization, television will finally regain its essential standing in the lives of people, as compared to the rising media usage for mobile devices. 

Mac Belo New Endorser of Blackwater

“My love for the sport started in high school. My older brother was the one who got me into basketball, and I began to enjoy it when my friends encouraged me to join the varsity. After that, I was given the opportunity to play for FEU where I was given proper training, and my career took off from there. Being able to play professional basketball is a big achievement for me, but it also took a lot of discipline and hard work to earn my PBA spot. Even off court, I’m constantly trying to improve my skills. I work on strengthening exercises at the gym. I try to get enough sleep and eat healthy, in fact I trained myself to avoid pork and oily food. I also maintain a good personal hygiene by taking a shower before and after practice, and using Blackwater Men’s spray to keep me smelling good even while training.” ~Mac Belo
When you smell good, you feel good!
Mac Belo enters Philippine basketball’s big leagues with Blackwater

Rey Mark “Mac” Belo, the newest endorser of Blackwater for Men, looks every inch an athlete on camera and in person – standing six feet four inches tall with a muscular build that can only be acquired from hours spent studying screen drills, acing his shots and dribbles in the basketball court.

Spritz on Blackwater Sports for Men so that you feel fresh and confident anytime, anywhere, so that even if you live an active lifestyle, you know you'll still do great.

However, his imposing frame hides a shy personality. The soft-spoken Mac admits that he is still not comfortable with interviews, preferring to be seen in action. 
A native of Midsayap, Cotabato, Mac first became known for his buzzer-beater shots against De La Salle University and Ateneo de Manila University, where he led his alma mater, Far Eastern University (FEU), to their back-to-back finals spot in the University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP). He finished strong in his final playing year by clinching a UAAP championship and bagging the Most Valuable Player award. 

Now a power forward for Blackwater Elite of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) and also part of the pool of players for the Gilas Philippine National Team, the player admitted that he was a late-bloomer in basketball. 

But moving from college to professional basketball was a different playing field for him. Training sessions grew more intense with three hours of practice daily, and getting drafted into the PBA meant competing with other athletes whose skill level in the sport match his own. 

These and love for the sport have paid off: he has become one of PBA Philippine Cup’s top rookie players in the first half of its 2016-2017 conference, helping his team earn three straight wins for the first time since its inception. 

With this newfound recognition, he acknowledges the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Besides pushing his body to its limits with daily training sessions. Indeed, Mac Belo’s dedication, discipline, and passion for the sport not only make him one of the sought-after rookie athletes of his generation, but also the perfect personality to be included in Blackwater’s roster of highly regarded endorsers. 

To know more about Blackwater and its products, visit and follow its official Facebook page, Follow the progress of the Blackwater Elite team at

Miyerkules, Pebrero 22, 2017

Richard Corminal: An OFW fulfilling a ​longtime dream to compete in MMA

“When I saw an MMA bout for the first time, I got hooked. It was exciting, and it’s something different. There are a lot of options to win and weapons to utilize. From that moment on, I knew I wanted​ to be an MMA fighter. It was a tough decision to make, but I have a family to support. They are my top priority. I chose to work abroad and try to give them a good life. MuayFit gave me the chance to fulfill my dream to become an MMA fighter. I’m so grateful for that opportunity. It was difficult as expected, but I wanted​ to be an MMA fighter so bad. I chose to endure. I kept on telling myself that pain is temporary. I just pushed harder every single day. I am so happy. The feeling is like winning an MMA title. ONE Championship is the biggest promotion in Asia, and to be part of it, it’s truly an honor. Everything that I did in training is all worth it because I’ve made it here. I was only dreaming of​ this moment before. Now, I am here. I see my upcoming fight as a test and an opportunity to know my level as a competitor in this constantly-evolving sport. A dream doesn't become reality through magic. It takes sweat, determination and hard work. Keeps your dreams alive because all things are possible.” ~Richard Corminal

Every year numerous Filipinos leave their homeland in search for greener pastures abroad, with the goal of getting a decent job so as to provide their families with comfortable lives. With the idea of better opportunities in other countries, many take the risk. In exchange for money, they trade separation from their family and loved ones, and often, even their dreams.

Richard Corminal is no different from a regular overseas Filipino worker because he gave up his dream to become a mixed martial arts (MMA) athlete in order to give his household a better life. Corminal had always wanted to be an MMA fighter, more so as he watched the exciting sport on television during its renaissance in the early 2000’s.

His obsession with MMA led him to learn the martial art of Muay Thai, which served as his basic foundation. Corminal was on his way to becoming an MMA fighter when he was forced to leave the Philippines to work abroad to be his family’s breadwinner.

Corminal took the job of a Muay Thai trainer at MuayFit, which is one of the premier MMA gyms in Malaysia. Slowly, Corminal relinquished his dream of becoming a professional MMA competitor and became content in being a Muay Thai instructor at MuayFit.

However, the gym proprietor whom he worked for took notice of his exceptional talent and gave him a new lease to revive and fulfill his dream.

Starting his MMA journey

When Corminal got into intensive training, it was not a walk in the park for him because there were numerous martial arts disciplines that he needed to master due to the multi-faceted aspect of MMA. Even though Corminal bit the bullet with every test, the people around him did not repress to lend their helping hands. Corminal trained with ONE Championship athletes such as Eric and Edward Kelly, who once worked as trainers at MuayFit and represented the Malaysian MMA training facility in their respective bouts.

​Moreover, his growth as a cage combatant was developed with the assistance of other Philippine MMA household names and MuayFit teammates like Rolando Gabriel Dy and Carlo Laurel as well as the father-and-son duo of Raysaldo and Fritz Biagtan. Corminal made his first professional MMA stint in October 2012, winning against an experienced Malaysian fighter by way of second-round stoppage.

Ever since his maiden foray into the sport, Corminal never looked back and cemented his position as one of the top prospects in the Southeast Asian region. The 35-year-old Filipino lightweight standout currently holds a win-loss slate of 4-1, with all of his career victories to date coming by way of knockout. His success in minor MMA leagues served as his footstool to be noticed by ONE Championship, which is widely recognized as Asia’s largest MMA organization.

Corminal is set to make his ONE Championship debut against Thai mainstay Shannon “OneShin” Wiratchai in the co-headliner of ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM, which takes place at the 12,000-capacity Impact Arena in Bangkok Thailand on 11 March. According to Corminal, being part of ONE Championship’s burgeoning roster of world-class athletes is the culmination of the hard work and dedication that he invested to be an MMA fighter.

If he previously only imagined to be an MMA fighter, now Corminal will see how far he has gone in the sport as he shares the ONE Championship cage with Wiratchai. Although it took years before he saw his dream turn ​into reality, Corminal chose to hold on to it.

For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at

About ONE Championshi
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 largest sports entertainment events across Asia featuring the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Championship is broadcast to over 1 billion viewers across 118+ countries around the world with some of the largest global broadcasters, including FOX Sports, Setanta, MNC, Astro, Thairath TV, ABS-CBN, TV5, MYTV, HTV, OSN and more.

Huwebes, Pebrero 16, 2017


This year Plantronics Philippines would like to present “BACKBEAT RUN FOR A CAUSE 2017” a half marathon event happening  on May 28, 2017 at Bonifacio Global Center. The race is open to sports enthusiast, people with active lifestyle  and young professionals with  5K | 10k | 16K | 21K category.

Plantronics, a pioneer audio and wearable technology have created new trends that allow people to simply communicate. The continuous discovery of innovation is not limited to creating technology but also represent social responsibility to its consumer.

This event will not only support the running community but also for the benefit of KYTHE FOUNDATION INC.  a non-profit, non-stock organization aimed towards improving the quality of life among hospitalized children with cancer. In celebration of its 25th years of giving hope through simple sharing and togetherness.   

Plantronics strong campaign to practice hands free driving supports the Government RA No. 10913 Anti-Distracted Driving Act that will penalize drivers who use mobile phone and electronic devices while driving. Runners who will register online will get special limited offer of Plantronics ML15 worth 995.00 Php. ML15 is a Mobile Bluetooth headset that allows user to enjoy mobile call without holding the phone.

The race is not the usual running event, runners will also have the chance to enjoy extra ordinary on-ground activities and after party concert. Watch out for the performance from the most interesting up-and-coming bands in the music industry and guest DJ. 

The ultimate summer run party is coming very soon! 

ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM ​​Joshua Pacio's promises

“He is a former champion. There shouldn’t be room even for a single mistake in this bout. One mistake took everything away from me in my last fight. This time around, I can’t be complacent. Moreover, I have to be two steps or three steps ahead of him. Expect that I will be a better competitor inside the cage. My team has prepared a good strength and conditioning program to level up my cardio. I made sure to sharpen my striking. I also invested time in my ground game. It’s not a defeat. I think of it as a lesson. It has served as an inspiration and a reminder to work hard and push myself to the limit in training. I am still young, and there are a lot of valuable things to learn in MMA. I believe great things are ahead of me. It’s going to be an action-packed fight. He is a striker and a world champion in Muay Thai. I have a Wushu background. It will be exciting for sure. I want to fight for the title again. I was winning in that fight. I have to move on and focus on my next task. I believe that a win over Dejdamrong will put me back into the position to fight for the title again.” ~Joshua Pacio

When Joshua Pacio faced Japanese veteran Yoshitaka Naito for the ONE Strawweight World Championship title four months ago, it appeared that capturing the prestigious gold-plated strap was within the Filipino fighter’s reach.

In the opening salvo, Pacio effortlessly stuffed all five takedown attempts of Naito and was clearly getting the best out of the stand-up exchanges.

Naito was finally able to get the fight to where he wanted with a successful single-leg takedown in second frame, but Pacio remained active on the ground by landing elbows and keeping his shoulders off the ground while looking to create space with his legs.

However, it only took one crucial mistake in the third round to crush Pacio’s championship aspirations as Naito secured a rear-naked choke to keep the ONE Strawweight World Championship belt around his waist.

Eager to put himself back on the winning track, Pacio is set to make his return to the ONE Championship cage on 11 March to square off with former ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke on the undercard of ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM, which is set to happen at the 12,000-seater Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand.

Pacio guarantees a better version of himself as he crosses paths with an ex-world titleholder like Dejdamrong.

Pacio admitted that his third-round submission setback to Naito acted as a valuable lesson and a reasonable opportunity to patch the loopholes in his skillset and mature as a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) competitor.

The 21-year-old Baguio City native expects that his three-round strawweight encounter with Dejdamrong will have no shortage of firepower as both men possess outstanding striking pedigrees.

Pacio has a Wushu Sanshou background, while Dejdamrong is a three-time Lumpinee Stadium Muay Thai world champion.

Seeking to vie for the ONE Strawweight World Championship once more, Pacio believes that a decisive victory over Dejdamrong will strengthen his bid to get a rematch with Naito.

​For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on 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 largest sports entertainment events across Asia featuring the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Championship is broadcast to over 1 billion viewers across 118+ countries around the world with some of the largest global broadcasters, including FOX Sports, Setanta, MNC, Astro, Thairath TV, ABS-CBN, TV5, MYTV, HTV, OSN and more.




16 February 2017 - MANILA, PHILIPPINES: Under Armour, the leading developer, marketer, and distributor of branded performance apparel, footwear, equipment, and connected fitness platforms, will hold its second installment of the Southeast Asia-wide fitness challenge dubbed “Test of Will” this summer.

The inaugural Test of Will had a successful and promising turnout last year, with two Filipino athletes Zoe Pond-McPherson and Noelle Wenceslao emerging victorious in the exciting and heart-pumping competition.

In search of a new batch to don the Philippine colors on the thrilling Test of Will stage, Under Armour will hold a national heat at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati City on the 25th and 26th of March 2017.

Pushing the outer limits of strength and endurance, will-driven Pinoys (21yrs old and above) will have to compete in a four-minute intense course that requires them to complete 60 seconds of four exercises such as burpees, one-arm thrusters, TRX row and sandbag throw.

Top male and female will get the opportunity to represent the Philippines in the Test of Will final round, which is set to take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this coming 6th of May.

Aside from the Philippines, countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei and Indonesia will also be hosting their own qualifiers.

A total of 12 competitors from the six aforementioned nations will go head-to-head inside the highly-touted structure, which contains different fitness zones with calisthenic exercises.

A cash prize of $2,500 and Under Armour gears await the overall winner of the second-annual Test of Will.

Registration for Test of Will 2017 is now open. Make sure to follow Under Armour Philippines via @underarmourph on Instagram and Twitter for updates as well as Facebook at

Under Armour (NYSE: UA), the originator of performance footwear, apparel and equipment, revolutionized how athletes across the world dress. Designed to make all athletes better, the brand's innovative products are sold worldwide to athletes at all levels. The Under Armour Connected Fitness™ platform powers the world’s largest digital health and fitness community through a suite of
applications: UA Record, MapMyFitness, Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. The Under Armour global headquarters is in Baltimore, Maryland.

For further information, please visit the Company's website at

Established in 2013, Triple Pte Ltd is a sports and lifestyle retailer which holds the exclusive distribution rights for the Under Armour brand across Southeast Asia. Triple launched the Under Armour operations in Singapore and Philippines in May 2014. It has to date expanded the Under Armour distribution network to cover seven Southeast Asian markets through a combination of 25 brand houses as well as shop in shop and multi-brand wholesale executions.

Be Humble and Stay Hungry.


Issued by One of a Kind Marketing.
Under Armour Southeast Asia Lead Marketing Arm for Philippines.


Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss is made of 19 Natural ingredients which includes herbal components such as moringa oleifera, panax ginseng, virgin coconut oil and the natural essences of rosemary and peppermint.

The love month doesn’t just pertain to having a relationship with someone, it’s not just about going out on a date or stressing on what to give to your partner or dreaming about what to receive in return. The love month should remind us about everything and everyone we love.

Our parents, siblings or friends who stuck with you through thick or thin should form part of this special month. Loving yourself should not be set aside as well.

Take time to take care of your own appearance and since our hair is on top of our body, it is pertinent that we start with it. Here are a few tips in maintaining a healthy hair.
  • Observe good hygiene all the time – regularly wash your hair to remove dirt and grimes
  • Be extra careful whenever combing your wet hair – your hair is vulnerable to breakage during this period.
  • Use towel to dry off your hair after shower – Using hair dryer can cause damage to your hair; if you must use the heat then do so sparingly.
  • Eat the proper nutrition – Our hair is also dependent on what we eat. Iron-rich food and protein strengthens your hair.
  • Have enough sleep – Lack of sleep can cause hair loss. Sleeping allows our hair to repair and regenerate. Changes in our sleeping patterns have shown to affect our body’s immune and hormone function, as well as our physical and mental stamina. Our hair is very sensitive to these changes within the body.
  • Pamper your hair – Give your hair a proper massage with the nutrients it needs.
Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching.

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural and on Instagram @novuhairofficial. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and

Lunes, Pebrero 13, 2017

Coca-Cola offered quick and ready assistance safe drinking water to earthquake-stricken communities

On February 11 – the day after the quake, 100,000 worth of Wilkins Distilled water were unloaded at Surigao City Hall. The drinking water was distributed through the efforts of the local government, with the assistance of Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines pre-sellers, 301B personnel of the Philippine Army, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development. 

In addition to the products, Coca-Cola Philippines, Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines, and the Coca-Cola Foundation are working with the local government of Surigao for the deployment of the SETA Potable Water Machine – a mobile drinking water facility with the capability to treat and produce 3000 l/h of potable drinking water a day – to sustainably ease the community's need for this resource, and will continue to support the rehabilitation efforts in the province. 

As the people of Surigao recover from the devastation wrought by the 6.7 magnitude earthquake that struck Surigao Province last Friday, the Coca-Cola System offered quick and ready assistance to the families. 

At least 11 towns including the provincial capital and two major bridges essential were damaged. The earthquake and its aftershocks have left an estimated ₱601.8 million in damage in its wake. 

In light of this, the beverage company immediately arranged to send aid in the form of a vital resource--safe and clean drinking water. 

About The Coca-Cola Company 
The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands and more than 3,800 beverage choices. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our company’s portfolio features 20 billion-dollar brands, 18 of which are available in reduced-, low- or no-calorie options. Our billion-dollar brands include Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Dasani, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Del Valle, Georgia and Gold Peak. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, we are the No. 1 provider of both sparkling and still beverages. More than 1.9 billion servings of our beverages are enjoyed by consumers in more than 200 countries each day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at, follow us on Twitter at, visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at or find us on LinkedIn at 

About Coca-Cola FEMSA 
Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. produces and distributes Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite, Del Valle, and other trademark beverages of The Coca-Cola Company in Mexico (a substantial part of central Mexico, including Mexico City, as well as southeast and northeast Mexico), Guatemala (Guatemala City and surrounding areas), Nicaragua (nationwide), Costa Rica (nationwide), Panama (nationwide), Colombia (most of the country), Venezuela (nationwide), Brazil (greater São Paulo, Campiñas, Santos, the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, part of the state of Goias, part of the state of Rio de Janeiro and part of the state of Minas Gerais), Argentina (federal capital of Buenos Aires and surrounding areas) and the Philippines (nationwide), along with bottled water, juices, teas, isotonics, beer, and other beverages in some territories. The Company has 63 bottling facilities and serves more than 321 million consumers through more than 2,700,000 retailers and over 100,000 employees worldwide.

Dermcare Brings Beauty and Care

Pag-IBIG Loyalty Card recently awarded Dermcare the “Loyalty Cardholder’s Favorite Partner” which equated to the number of cardholders who had the privilege to enjoy discounts at Dermcare branches nationwide.

Channeling your beauty to radiate doesn’t come overnight, your skin requires pampering and care of a professional center that understands your needs. A center that provides all your skin pampering necessities has now come into full bloom as it introduces its new look and logo.

For 2 decades, Dermcare have continuously shared their unfailing love and concern for their customers, delivering utmost satisfaction to your every vanity regardless of gender, age, social standing, and personal preferences.

Pag-IBIG Recognizes Dermcare’s contribution to the community 
Pag-IBIG Fund launched its Pag-IBIG Loyalty card Program in the year 2014. The program aims to extend the benefits given by Pag-ibig Fund to its members not just thru short term and housing loans but also to give them additional privilege in other necessities. Dermcare has been a Partner of Pag-IBIG Loyalty card since then.

Dermcare has served the Pag-IBIG members nationwide thru its more than 80 branches. In 2016 alone, Dermcare has already extended an accumulated amount of more than P500,000 worth of discounts to around 2,000 Pag-IBIG Loyalty card members who enjoyed up to 50% discount of Dermcare services and products.

New Logo, New Face
Dermcare's new logo is fused together with the care-centric ideals that they have at present. The flowers represent their growing clientele and how it has captured the hearts and gained the trust of the public.

In line with the new logo, Dermcare also launches the face of Dermcare - Ms. Nina Robertson, Mutya ng Pilipinas - Overseas Communities 2015. Nina embodies all the qualities that represents Dermcare, vibrant and full of energy!

True to its mission, Dermcare desires to foster care to its numerous clients by providing top-quality skin, hair and wellness services, as well as encompass the years of remarkable love and care for their customers.

Dermcare have been like a second home to their clients as the center treats each customer as part of their family. The care that Dermcare delivers manifest through repeat customers that keeps coming back for the very reason that they feel that they belong.

Understandably, you would only want the best for the ones you hold dear to your heart. This is why Dermcare has up the ante, so everyone in your family and social circle can experience the care and passion that only Dermcare can give.

Visit your nearest Dermcare branch today. For more information, follow them on Facebook:

Eduard Folayang as Philippines’Next Global Sports Icon sees ONE Championship Chairman

“My dream is to see a local star becoming a national star, and then he becomes a global superstar. I think that in Eduard Folayang, we have a big potential there. With Manny Pacquiao retiring, he is going to leave a big void in the Philippines because he is a sports hero. I believe Eduard Folayang has all the right makings of becoming the next flag bearer of the Philippines on an international stage. Manny’s story inspires everybody. He evolved from a Manila street kid to a global superstar, but he remained so kind and humble. That’s what we saw in Eduard Folayang as well. Nothing has changed even if he is now a world champion. It’s just the same old Eduard as before. In order to become a legend, you have to beat a legend. He did that despite being dominated by Shinya Aoki in the first round. Eduard Folayang showed what it’s like to conquer the odds. I love him as a champion. He represents true martial arts values. He is humble and courageous. He is mentally strong. He has a warrior spirit. He’s always training and upgrading his skills. Today, he’s genuinely a well-rounded mixed martial artist. But most importantly as a human being, he really exemplifies everything that is wonderful about martial arts and Asia. He has the humility, kindness, strength, integrity, and courage. This is to me what Eduard Folayang is. I really believe that he can become a global superstar in the same way that Manny Pacquiao is. Eduard Folayang is going to defend his world title in his home country for the first time. I want the entire country, if you’re a Filipino or have a Pinoy heart, you’ve got to watch this fight.” ~Chatri Sityodtong, ONE Championship Chairman

If there is one athlete who put the Philippines on the map of the international sporting scene, it is Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao. Pacquiao has captured 13 world titles in eight different weight classes and was hailed "Fighter of the Year" three times by both The Ring Magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA).

In addition, the BWAA body recognized Pacquiao with the "Fighter of the Decade" citation for the 2000s. Aside from the world titles and awards, Pacquiao was long rated as the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world by most sporting news and boxing websites.

From his professional debut in 1995 as a minimumweight competitor, Pacquiao rose up the scales to claim outstanding victories over the who’s who of the boxing industry, including Lehlohonolo Ledwaba, Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Juan Manuel Marquez, David Diaz, Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto, Antonio Margarito and Timothy Bradley Jr.
Transitioning from boxing’s best kept secret to a global sporting figure, Pacquiao’s shocking eighth-round stoppage triumph over De La Hoya in December 2008 made him a crossover star and a media darling. However, Pacquiao is in the final stretch of his illustrious 22-year prizefighting career and plans to call it a day in 2017 with a four-fight farewell tour.

As Pacquiao’s curtain call is looming,   sees Filipino mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Eduard Folayang as the perfect successor of the 38-year-old pugilist from the South Cotabato suburb of General Santos. From meager beginnings to magnanimous victories.

According to Sityodtong, Pacquiao and Folayang have striking similarities as both men had tough beginnings with barely anything to start out with—from penniless homes to underprivileged surroundings. In order to support their own families, Pacquiao and Folayang dabbled into sports, seeing it as their only escape from poverty.

Squeezing through the eye of a needle to survive, Pacquiao and Folayang conquered difficult odds and established themselves among the best and the brightest athletes of their respective sports. Despite their successes in their individual fields, Pacquiao and Folayang remained humble as the two highly-decorated fighters preferred not to scowl and flaunt what they have achieved.

Last November, Folayang pulled off an upset victory over Japanese legend Shinya Aoki to become an MMA world champion after nearly ten years of strutting his wares in the sport. The 33-year-old Baguio City native dethroned Aoki by way of third-round technical knockout, driving a hard knee to the head before unleashing a barrage of punches to coerce referee Yuji Shimada to wave it off. 

Sityodtong, who owns over 30 professional bouts as a Muay Thai practitioner, stressed that Folayang’s character exemplifies the true beauty of martial arts. Sityodtong is fully convinced that Folayang will be following the footsteps of Pacquiao as a worldwide sports icon.

Folayang will be defending his ONE Lightweight World Championship belt for the first time against a yet-to-be-determined opponent in the main event of ONE Championship’s return to Manila, Philippines on 21 April.

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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 largest sports entertainment events across Asia featuring the best Asian mixed martial artists and world champions, all signed to exclusive contracts, on the largest media broadcast in Asia. ONE Championship is broadcast to over 1 billion viewers across 118+ countries around the world with some of the largest global broadcasters, including FOX Sports, Setanta, MNC, Astro, Thairath TV, ABS-CBN, TV5, MYTV, HTV, OSN and more.

Linggo, Pebrero 12, 2017

The #LoveScotch Guide

Calling all folks with a unique thirst for life and a taste for the smooth, sophisticated charm of scotch, this month of February is the perfect time to raise a glass and fall in love with scotch – whether for the first time, or all over again.

At the center of the grand global #LoveScotch Festival is International Scotch Day on February 10, a day when glasses will be raised all over the globe to celebrate the world’s favorite whisky. Born in Scotland and brought into the world over many generations, scotch’s inimitable style is undisputedly the perfect reason to hit the town. Here are the what’s, when’s, and how-to’s for the hottest #LoveScotch Festival events in and around the metro!

Gone are the days when scotch was tucked away in the cabinet, only to be brought out for celebrations or serious occasions; in this day and age, scotch is easily enjoyed anywhere, at any time, however one likes it! Whether neat, on the rocks, with a mixer, or in a cocktail – scotch is the effortlessly cool way to go.  

Out with the old and in with the new – it’s time to break old notions. Scotch is a man’s drink?  A lot of ladies are drinking Scotch. It’s blasphemy to mix scotch? Nonsense – it’s all about individual style & preference. Everyone’s got something to say, but if there’s one rule about enjoying the world’s favorite whisky – it’s that scotch has no rules.

The #LoveScotch Festival kicks off in Manila on February 8, with Hollywood Actress & #LoveScotch Global Partner Freida Pinto. Keep a lookout on our social media sites for details – you might just score exclusive invites to the most glamorous event in town!

Next, we raise a toast to a master blender from generations past. If you’re wondering how the world’s favorite whisky was brought into the world, it’s Alexander Walker you want to thank. Raise a glass with us on February 10 to celebrate International Scotch Day!

On February 24-26, head on over to the Great British Festival to learn all about scotch – there’s information to share and drinks to be tried. Whether you’re already a certified scotch aficionado or someone new to the game, one thing’s for sure - you’ll be walking away from these events with a newfound appreciation for the world’s favorite whisky.

Itching to satisfy your thirst for the weekend? Be there for the bar take over! On all Fridays of February, top Philippine bartender and Diageo Brand Ambassador Rian Asiddao will be hitting various bars to deliver one-of-a-kind scotch cocktails! February 10 – Niner Ichi Nana; February 17 – ABV; February 22 – Reserve Fort; March 3 – Curator.

If there’s one thing everyone loves (right after a glass of scotch, of course!), it’s feeling special! Other offers in line with the #LoveScotch global movement include special celebration packages, complimentary food and drinks, and limited edition products – whatever your favorite scotch label, there are special offers and freebies for everyone to enjoy!

Whatever your status with scotch, however you prefer your drink, there’s no doubt you’ll be joining millions of others in a global love affair with the world’s favorite whisky this February. Just stick to the guide and you’ll be sure to tick off all the hearts this #LoveScotch month!

Choose your scotch and make it a date – with your friends, your family, or with yourself. After all, it’s not just about what you’re drinking, but whom you’re drinking with!

Check out the JohnnieWalkerPH page on Facebook to know more about the different #LoveScotch events and special offers happening around the metro.

Get ready to be serenaded by GrabBaes this Valentine’s Day for FREE!

Calling all single ladies out there, will you be our Valentine? Got no bae this Valentine’s Day? 

On February 13 and 14, you can book your very own #GrabBae! Yup, this is legit. With just a few taps on your phone, prepare to feel the love from cute #GrabBaes while they serenade you for FREE! Prepare to feel the love from cute #GrabBaes this Valentine’s Day! Today and tomorrow, from 11AM-3PM, GrabBaes will be roaming around Makati CBD and BGC areas to serenade you.

Here’s how:
  1. Open the Grab App.
  2. Tap on the “GrabBae” special icon from 11AM – 3PM.
  3. Input pick-up and drop off locations (must be the SAME) and within Makati Central Business District or BGC areas.
  4. Input promo code “GRABBAE” to qualify for the promotion. This promo is FREE!
  5. Wait for confirmation that you have booked a #GrabBae already.
  6. A Grab attendant will get in touch with you.
  7. Get ready to be serenaded and to receive flowers for free from our partner, Linea Fiori!
  8. Don’t forget to share your Valentine’s experience by using the hashtag #GrabBae.
Terms and Conditions:
  • Promo is valid for users within Makati and BGC only during the campaign period.
  • Promo period: February 13-14, 2017, 11am – 3pm.
  • Redemption is only once per user per day.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Do I have to pay if I want to avail of the GrabBae promo?
A.  Nope! Because it’s Valentine’s Day, the GrabBae is on us. 😉

Q. What should I do if I were able to book a GrabBae already? 
A. A Grab attendant will get in touch with you and inform you of their current location. They will be going to your indicated pick up and drop-off locations so stay put and wait shortly for your GrabBae.

Q. Do I need a promo code to qualify for this promotion?
A. Yes. Please use the promo code GRABBAE to qualify for the promotion.

Q. What pick up and drop off locations should I input?
A. Your pick up and drop off locations should be where you’re currently at within BGC and should be the SAME.

Q. Why can’t I use my promo code?
A. For the promo code to work, you need update your app to the latest version, choose the GrabBae icon, make sure that your pick-up and drop-off locations are the SAME and within Makati (Central Business District) and Fort BGC.

Do note that you can only redeem this promo code once per day [February 13 and 14, 2017].

Citi Credit Cards and Contiki Tours lets You See the World!

“We design our offers with our clients in mind, and travel continues to be a strong aspiration for many of them.  Leveraging on our network, we explore partnerships that will give our clients not only exclusive deals but also unique experiences that are truly remarkable.” ~David Stoughton, Credit Payment Products Head of Citi Philippines

Traveling has become a part of the current lifestyle, and an indulgence sought by young adventure-seekers. Why not hop on the bandwagon as soon possible and explore the old world charm of cosmopolitan Europe?

Adventurous travelers aged 18 to 35 years old can take this chance with Citi Credit Cards and Contiki Tours teaming up to make dream getaways a reality with the help of Citi’s 0% PayLite installment plans!

You can visit Europe during the lively, tantalizing summer season. Book your Eurotrip holiday from now until February 28, 2017 by applying for Citi 0% PayLite for three months through Rajah Travel Corporation, plus enjoy an exclusive 15% discount. 

For only USD 2,510 (or USD836.67/month at 0% PayLite for 3 months). For USD 2,685 (or USD895/month at 0% PayLite for 3 months). You can experience European magic. See the breathtaking view of the European horizon in a 10-day visit to: 
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Italy
  • Switzerland
  • France 

In an 8-day tour for only USD 2,235 (or USD 745/month at 0% PayLite for 3 months). Take on four of Europe’s most notable capital cities:
  • Belgium
  • Netherlands
  • Germany
  • Czech Republic
  • Austria

In a 9-day tour worth USD 2,570 (or USD 856.67/month at 0% PayLite for 3 months). Discover:
  • Berlin
  • Prague
  • Vienna 

Within 8 days for just USD 2,555 (or USD 851.67/month at 0% PayLite for 3 months). Savor the legacy of:
  • Italy 

For USD 2,790 (or USD 930/month at 0% PayLite for 3 months). Create a week of unforgettable memories in:
  • London
  • Paris

In 15 days for USD 3,250 (or USD 1,083.34/month at 0% PayLite for 3 months) Get to know Eastern Europe:
  • Slovenia
  • Croatia
  • Boznia-Herzegovina
  • Montenegro
  • Serbia
  • Hungary

For another 15 days at USD 3,695 (or USD 1,231.67/month at 0% PayLite for 3 months). You can also immerse yourself in the diverse culture of:
  • Spain
  • Morocco
  • Portugal 

8 days at USD 2,500 (or USD 833.34/month at 0% PayLite for 3 months). Sail around:
  • Greece

The travel period for these all-inclusive European tours starts from April 1, 2017.

Make your reservations through Rajah Travel Corporation at (02) 894 0886 or to create memories with these inspiring places and meet new lifelong friends along the way!

For more information about this exciting travel promotion and to know more about privileges exclusive only to Citi account holders, log on to or call the 24-hour CitiPhone Hotline at 995 9999

Saying “I DO” to your shared goals with Insular Life

“I always begin my financial planning sessions with couples by reminding them of their wedding vows, the parts to which they said ‘I do’. From that simple statement, these individuals are already recognizing that, from that day forward, what she owns is his and what he owns is hers. Together, we clarify the roles, obligations, and financial impact of each partner on attaining their goals. Filipinos plan for everyone. We take our families with us in our Magandang Bukas. Planning for young professionals, actually means planning for their parents, siblings, and maybe even nephews and nieces. Life events inevitably makes our financial maps interrelated. I don’t think I can bear the thought of not helping my family out, if they face great shocks like a health crisis. It doesn’t even have to be about money per se. Most times, I would tell my clients that they can protect their families more with investments and insurance. When the time comes, their P20,000 will be worth so much more. Had it been the other way around, I know that I would still be on edge, worrying about the people in my life. being ready for life is being ready for the totality of it—the good, the bad, and all circumstances that life throws at you. ~Julius “July” Iglesias Nanlabes, Financial Consultan
For Insular Life financial adviser July Nanlabes, the promise of a Magandang Bukas starts with a couple’s “I do”.

The wedding vows’ most memorable lines are salient points for keeping balanced finances: To have and to hold, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, and to love and cherish in all of their days. These couples are now partners, and so they must set about their dreams together and build the groundwork of financial planning with their intertwined fates in mind. They can choose to each carry half of the load with their dreams in tow, or pull away towards different directions and meet further down the road.

Couples decide on the “I DO’s”
July advises various clients in managing their wealth and estate. He has guided couples, families, and individuals teaming up for their dreams in his career as an Insular Life financial adviser. At this step, couples stay true on their promise and devote time to ensure they are adequately prepared for the future. Of course, this is also where their different ideals and priorities arise, and when they have to tackle the challenge of building a life together.

The partners will have to arrive at a shared aspiration or a set of goals, to which they can both say “I do”. From there, July guides the couple in mapping out their goals and developing a financial framework that best serve their objectives. 

These couples usually envision a comfortable life for their family, an educational fund for their children, and a good life to retire to, and the best thing is that many of them are on their way to fulfilling their dreams. They have found a great match with their financial agent and Insular Life’s experts who are with them for the long run.

Some of July’s clients have transitioned to different life stages, where they have more complex financial needs. These clients are looking at estate planning for the next generation, business succession planning, goodwill, community projects, and endeavors that will leave a legacy of their lives.

Single and in the best financial form
Of course, there are also many ways to live a happy and full life on your own. July is first to tell others that being single does not mean being devoid of responsibility. July candidly reveals that his own financial plan is rich with aspirations for his family.

According to him, peace of mind is only attainable if he and his family can reach their goals individually, and maybe even accomplish some goals together.

Financial planning maybe an unlikely avowal of love, but financial advisors like July have seen it nurture many fairy tale-like romances. Their stories of Magandang Araw started with putting the right priorities in the foreground and saying “I do” to the best life they can strive for. Even with life’s plot twists, these partnerships blossomed to a Magandang Bukas. 

Miyerkules, Pebrero 8, 2017

#IAmYou - Opening Minds, Opening Hearts

An International Leadership Summit in Inclusive Education

QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES – February 6, 2017. For the first time, educators, legislators, service providers, support groups/associations, international organizations, disabled people organizations, international and local students and parents will gather together at the SMX Convention Center Manila on February 22-24, 2017 to set the cornerstone for building an intentional and proactive community for inclusive education. The theme of this event is I Am You – Opening Minds, Opening Hearts: Putting Values into Action.

Given the broad scope of inclusive education that encompasses people with disabilities, indigenous people, Muslims and other marginalized communities, most of the topics and discussion at this February Summit will focus on people with disabilities. The end goal is to build on this Summit, the beginning of a series of conferences, the greater essence of inclusive education – education for all. 
Vice President Leni Robredo will grace the event in providing welcome remarks together with Australian Ambassador Amanda Gorely, UNICEF Country Representative Lotta Sylwander and SM Supermalls President Anna Maria Garcia. Senator Bam Aquino and Congressman Alfred Vargas are expected to present the joint bill to serve the people with disabilities worked on by the organizing committee spearheaded by the Fully Abled Nation. They will be joined by Engineer Bien Mateo of SM Cares, Rhodora Palomar-Fresnedi of Unilab Foundation, Carmen Reyes-Zubiaga of the National Council on Disability Affairs and Atty. Adel Tamano to share their programs and messages of inspiration. 

Renowned international experts in inclusive education are expected to provide the keynotes at the Summit, namely Professor Tony Booth from the University of Cambridge, celebrated author of the Index for Inclusion (translated into 40 languages),  and David Hoff of the Boston based Institute for Community Inclusion. 

We also have extraordinary people sharing their overcoming-disability-to succeed success stories - Sarah Jane Dela Rosa, a 22 year old student with cerebral palsy fully included in a regular class; Erick Marco Ramos, the first blind person to qualify for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program administered by the US Fulbright Commission and currently a faculty member at Philippine Normal University;  Dr. Rex Bernardo from the University of Sydney, currently a professor of Mabini Colleges; and Joy Garcia, Chief Executive Officer of Tahanan ng Walang Hagdan. Finally, Mr. Tony Llanes, the blind founder of ATRIEV (Adaptive Technology for the Rehabilitation, Integration and Empowerment of Visually Impaired) will be demonstrating digital resources for the blind. 

Schools, both public and private, parents, service providers and support groups will share best practices/perspectives on how inclusion works for their children. They will also be joined by highly respected developmental and behavioral pediatricians namely Dr. Francis Dimalanta and Dr. Stella Manalo and the Harvard graduates from the International Education Policy program.

One of the program highlights will include the showing of the powerfully moving documentary “Yakap”, which follows the lives of three families of children with special needs, produced by Dolores Cheng of the Center of Possibilities.  Along with this is the exhibition of #DrawDisability, a global art campaign launched by the United Nations Secretary General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI), in partnership with the Global Observatory for Inclusion (GLOBI) and the United Nations Global Education First Initiative Youth Advocacy Group (GEFI-YAG).

The Summit aims to call for a unified response – #YesToInclusion and to spearhead a movement that will advocate for the right of the individual with a disability to be educated along with his/her peers in the regular classroom. 

For registrations to the summit and corporate sponsorships, please visit, or contact Mai Roble at 0977-8095110 or 0998-554-8522 or 02-352-2675.

About the Organizers:
The Summit is co-presented by The Teacher’s Gallery and SMX/SM Cares and is supported in planning by Basic Education Transformation Sector (BEST), the Unilab Project Inclusion, The Asia Foundation/Fully Abled Nation, Best Buddies, Save the Children, ATRIEV, Norfil Foundation, Center for Possibilities Foundation Inc., Leonard Cheshire Disability, CEU Inclusion Program, Reach International, UP College of Education, and the Philippine Association for Teachers Educators (PAFTE).

The main organizer, The Teacher’s Gallery (TTG), is a social enterprise formed out of an advocacy for inclusive education and a drive to  empower  teachers in their role of nation building. TTG offers transformational educational programs that include Global Study Tours (US, Canada, UK and Southeast Asia) where participants observe several US inclusive classrooms, and engage with their peers. TTG co-founder, Ms. Lilibeth Aristorenas, was inspired to form this organization from the challenges observed at Precious Gem Academy, Another Home to Grow and Creative Learner’s Home, small schools she also co-founded nestled in Fairview, Quezon City, focused on continuously improving their inclusive practice.

The summit is held in partnership with SM Cares, the corporate social responsibility of SM Prime Holdings, Inc., and the SMX Convention Center. SM Cares advocacies include programs on persons with disabilities, senior citizens, children and youth, women and breastfeeding, OFWs (SM Global Pinoy), environment and sustainability and social entrepreneurship. SM Cares’ program on persons with disabilities has instituted key programs to address the needs of PWDs which earned its reputation of being the most PWD-friendly mall in the country.