Biyernes, Hunyo 30, 2017

TechnoMarine Celebrates Facebook Milestone with up to 60% Discount


TechnoMarine has hit a whooping half a million likes on Facebook! And as a way of showing its utmost appreciation for all the love and support it receives from its growing online community, TechnoMarine is giving away special discounts of up to 60% off on select TechnoMarine watches exclusively for TechnoMarine Facebook fans, TechnoMarine watch owners, and Milestone Card members. Perfect for any occasion and lifestyle, TechnoMarine has extensive choices of elegant creations. Covered in the promotion are some of its best-selling lines which includes, TM-115198 Cruise Dream and TM-115350 Cruise Jellyfish watches from the Cruise Collection, which is defined for its bold and vibrant designs and comes with interchangeable straps and covers, and theTM-515004 Reef Titanium from the Reef Collection, which redefines boundless possibilities with time and takes fearlessness to new heights. These collections are available in all TechnoMarine boutiques at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM City Cebu, SM Lanang Premier, TriNoma, Greenbelt 3, Robinson’s Galleria, Robinson’s Magnolia, Shangri-La Plaza, and all MyDiamond boutiques nationwide. For more information, follow TechnoMarine on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TechnoMarinePH/ and on Instagram @technomarineph. Promo runs from June 30 to July 2, 2017 only

Fitness Ambassadors Chappy Callanta & Dwan Abantao Renews Contracts with Herbalife Nutrition Philippines

“Chappy and Dwan have done a great job in their role as Herbalife Nutrition’s Fitness Ambassadors. They are excellent role models of the benefits of living a healthy, active life and practicing good eating habits. Together with Chappy, Dwan and our members, we will inspire more people to enjoy healthier, happier lives.” ~Rosalio T. Valenzuela, Herbalife Nutrition Philippines General Manager  

TAGUIG CITY, PHILIPPINES – Global nutrition company Herbalife recently renewed its contracts with Fitness Ambassadors Chappy Callanta and Dwan Abantao.  Under the agreements, Chappy Callanta and Dwan Abantao will continue to play pivotal roles in inspiring Filipinos to embrace a healthy, active lifestyle and good nutrition in their daily lives.


About Herbalife 
Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. The Company has been on a mission for nutrition - changing people's lives with great nutrition products & programs - since 1980. Together with our Herbalife Nutrition independent members, we are committed to providing solutions to the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity, an aging population, sky-rocketing public healthcare costs and a rise in entrepreneurs of all ages. We offer high-quality, science-backed products, most of which are produced in Company-operated facilities, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Nutrition independent member, and a supportive community approach that inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle. 

Our targeted nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Nutrition members in more than 90 countries. 

Through its corporate social responsibility efforts, Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. The Company is also proud to sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy, and numerous Olympic teams. 

The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:HLF) with net sales of approximately US$4.5 billion in 2016. To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com

The company also encourages investors to visit its investor relations website at ir.herbalife.com as financial and other information is updated and new information is posted. 

Miyerkules, Hunyo 28, 2017

All the Comedy and the Action When “Assassination Classroom” Returns for a New Season this July at Animax

In the end, their loyalty will be put to the test as they are faced with a dilemma more challenging than any final exam they have ever encountered: Will they choose to save the world? Or will they choose to save the world’s greatest teacher? 

Philippines, 27 June 2017 – Get ready for another semester filled with studying, intense training, and new ways to kill the teacher in the latest season of the highly popular anime series Assassination Classroom, which premieres on 10 July every Monday and Tuesday at 8pm on Animax. 

The second semester is about to begin at the Kunugigaoka Junior High School. While some things have changed, the assignment of Class 3-E remains the same: to kill Koro-sensei, their tentacled, smiley-faced teacher, before the school year is over. 

Nagisa Shiota and his classmates take another chance at redemption as they devise more ingenious plans in killing their alien teacher. 

But Koro-sensei has become the class’ favorite teacher as more and more lessons are learned, and the skills and confidence of the students are developed. 

Animax is available on SKYCable Channel 46, Cignal Channel 73, Dream Satellite TV Channel 07, Destiny Digital Channel 46 and G Sat Channel 24. Assassination Classroom (Season 2) premieres on 10 July, every Monday & Tuesday at 8pm, with 2 episodes back-to-back, first & exclusively on Animax. 

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About Animax Asia
Launched on 1 January 2004, Animax is Asia’s first channel brand specializing in Japanese animation – anime. Animax offers a wide variety of anime programs from across the most popular genres including action, romance, horror, supernatural, sci-fi, comedy and slice-of-life.

Animax is home to some of the biggest anime titles in the world that enjoy great following across the region. In addition, the channel created TV history in April 2009 by becoming the world’s first regional broadcaster to air an anime series at the same time as Japan and followed that with six other simulcast anime series. Currently reaching 58 million homes across 17 markets in Asia, Animax aims to offer anime programming for everyone.

Beyond television screens, Animax also actively engages its audiences at local events, including its signature Animax Carnival that has rolled out in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Taiwan. See www.animax-asia.com for more.

Leadership Training for Supervisors - Coaching that Sticks

Join a Workshop to Learn Good Coaching Style and Boost Team Performance 

Go Up Events Manila invites you to a whole day workshop to help you discover your coaching style, apply principles to communicate with different personalities, and get results using performance management techniques.



Coaching that Sticks - Leadership Training for Supervisors is set on July 15, 2017 at the Selah Garden Hotel.  The event is highly recommended for business owners and professionals who manage direct reports.  Joining is also a great way for you interact with fellow practitioners and relax at the venue.

Marie San Luis, current Training Lead of Convergys Corporation with 12-year experience in people management and customer service will facilitate the session.

Topics to be discussed include: 
  • What Type of Coach Are You
  • Coaching Styles and Method
  • Triangle of Emotional Behaviors
  • Knowing your Coachee
  • Understanding Learning Principles

The event is supported by Selah Garden Hotel,  Belle de Jour Planner, Sayonato Branded Bags for Less Philippines, M.A.Buendia.com, and WhenInManila.com. Registration fee is Php 3,000 with discounted rate of Php2,000 only for three participants or more coming together.

Visit Go Up Event’s Manila’s website http://bit.ly/GEMCoaching to register and learn more.

Registration Fee:
Workshop fee for the whole day event is inclusive of certificate, handouts, and snacks.
Php 3,000 regular rate per pax, inclusive of tax
Php 2,500 early bird rate for payments until June 25
Php 2,000 group rate for 3 pax or more joining together

Social Media Caption for sharing:  Learn to improve your coaching style and boost team performance. 
Join Coaching that Sticks
Leadership Training for Supervisors.


Jollibee challenges World Hip Hop 2016 champions to a dance off

Since it was uploaded last June 20 in Jollibee’s official Facebook page, the video has already garnered more than 3 million views and over 50,000 shares. It has also spawned a lot of reaction videos from international vloggers like HugKnuckles and Adobo Sandwich.

Catch the epic showdown between the UPeepz and Jollibee dance crew. The video is available on Jollibee Philippines YouTube channel, and can easily be viewed through its official hashtags: #JolliDanceShowdown and #JollibeexUPeepz.

But with their name on the line and their stomachs craving for langhap-sarap treats, UPeepz accepted the challenge! Talk about the start of something big! When UPeepz coach Chips Beltran twitted about his excitement for a project, he never expected to catch the attention of Jollibee.

No stranger to challenges
Since 2011, the dance crew has been topping local and global dance competitions, including Hip Hop International Philippines, World Supremacy Battlegrounds Championship, and the World Hip Hop Dance Championship, known as the “Olympics of Hip Hop Dance”.

The third installment of the JolliDance Showdown series shows the UPeepz crew dancing in sync and owning the dance floor. In true old school dance showdown fashion, Jollibee appears bringing his own squad—Twirlie, Hetty, Yum, and Popo—to challenge the world champions.

Epic old-school showdown
To the tune of 80s song “It’s Tricky”, both teams take turns in outdoing the dance moves of the other, never giving up a single inch of the dance floor. Yet towards the end, UPeepz shares the stage with Jollibee and friends in one exciting dance finale that will surely have viewers strutting to the moves as well.

Air Juan and Citi Credit Cards Discover the Philippines

From now to July 31, 2017, get away from it all with up to 35% discount at the Shangri-La Resort & Spa in Boracay — a private luxury paradise surrounded by nature’s beauty.  

Stay for 3 days and 2 nights in a Deluxe Room at a special rate of P80,198. Or try the Premiere Seaview Room that are natural hideaways close enough to the beach at a rate of P89,061 with 33% discount. Another choice is the Seaview Suite, a spacious hideaway, including an outdoor whirlpool, with a generous rate of P101,130 or a 34% discount. For the Treehouse Villa, two-level accommodations perched on a hillside offering a secluded sanctuary with butler service, the rate is an exclusive P111,597 at 34% discount. Lastly, the exclusive one-bedroom Pool Villa is yours for the taking at P127,037 at 33% discount.

You can enjoy cool service at a hot location in Le Soleil de Boracay, with up to 33% promotional discount for a 3-days and 2-nights-stay with Citi Credit Cards. From April 15 to May 31, 2017 and from June 1 to July 31, 2017, enjoy the Premier Suite at 30% discount during high season and during low season at 33% discount.

Meanwhile, at the Buri Resort & Spa in Puerto Galera, enjoy an overnight Pool Villa stay for two for as low as P24,052. 

Enjoy a seaside respite in Subic’s The Lighthouse Marina Resort with almost 50% discount rate. Stay at the Aqua Veranda Room for 3 days and 2 nights for two for P20,340. You may also choose to stay at the Aqua Spa Suite room for the same period and enjoy up to 47% slashed off the room rates!

For more information, log on to www.citibank.com.ph.

With Citi Credit Cards, go on a travel adventure to Boracay, Puerto Galera, or Subic where you can enjoy a vacation experience like no other. And you get to fly to these destinations via the Air Juan Seaplane!


Linggo, Hunyo 25, 2017

Go wild stocking up on products to win great prizes! Make-Up Mania PHP 60,000.00 worth of cosmetics and prizes.


Joining is easy! Simply purchase two items or more from any of the following participating Ever Bilena products:
  • Ever Bilena Matte Two Way Cake
  • Ever Bilena Liquid Concealer
  • Ever Bilena Eyebrow Palette Pink and Brown
  • Ever Bilena Matic Brow and Eyeliner
  • Ever Bilena Matte Lipsticks
  • Ever Bilena Lip and Cheek Stain in Splash Red
  • EB Kleopatra Magic Lipstick
  • Evera Face Powder
  • Ever Bilena Luxe Lipstick
  • EB Blend Me Sponge

Buy more and win big as Ever Bilena, the country’s leading cosmetics brand, invites you to join Make-Up Mania – a raffle contest open to all Ever Bilena customers and ongoing exclusively at all Watsons Stores nationwide.  

One lucky winner will take home a total of PHP 60,000.00 worth Ever Bilena products.

Two nights hotel accommodation at Luxent Hotel, and two domestic roundtrip tickets from Air Asia. 

Two winners will receive PHP 20,000.00 worth of Ever Bilena products with two buffet dinner at Luxent Hotel and shopping spree from Jewels. 

Ten winners will win P3,000 worth of Ever Bilena products. 
Make sure to “like” Ever Bilena’s official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/everbilenacosmetics, and send them a personal message with a photo of your proof of purchase. Include your name, address, contact number, and Facebook account with the photo. Proof of purchase should be readable and clear. 

Entries will only be accepted until July 31, 2017, so start shopping for your favorite Ever Bilena make-up today!

To learn more, visit www.everbilena.com.ph and follow www.facebook.com/everbilenacosmetics today.

Be sure to place all purchases in a single receipt.


















Golden Globe Nominated TV Series, Casual, Leads Sony Channel to a Month of Premieres

“Casual tells a distinctive story of a non-traditional family and it does that with humour and heart. Casual fits into our strategy of serving premium content like returning series Younger to our audiences who have fallen in love with Sony Channel’s schedule of witty, sassy and contemporary programming. The series is a perfect addition to our channel.” ~Virginia Lim, Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Production and Marketing, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia.

PHILIPPINES (June 20, 2017) – Get ready for a different spin on a family comedy with Casual, the latest TV series premiering on Sony Channel.  Nominated for the 2015 Golden Globe Best TV series – Musical or Comedy, Casual premieres July 2, Sunday at 8.30pm. Casual joins returning series Younger on its 4th season on Sony Channel, also this July. 

Casual is an offbeat comedy series that stars Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey and Tara Lynne Barr and follows their story of a dysfunctional family with a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister. Together, they navigate through the crazy world of dating, while living under one roof again and raising a teenager. 

The highly anticipated Younger returns for fourth season in July. After a head-spinning cliffhanger in season 3 where Liza Miller (Sutton Foster) suddenly came clean to her work BFF, Kelsey (Hilary Duff), Liza must now deal with the consequences of her lie. 

Liza’s love life is also hanging on a thread when Josh (Nico Tortorella) was just about to promise marriage but caught Liza kissing her boss, Charles (Peter Hermann). Are you #TeamJosh or #TeamCharles? Younger returns on July 2, Sundays at 8.00pm on Sony Channel. 

For more information, visit SonyChannel.com or @SonyChannelPH on Facebook and Twitter. 


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About Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks, Asia is a leading operator of ad-supported 24/7 channels including English general entertainment powerhouses AXN and Sony Channel; and Asian content giants Animax, GEM and ONE. SPT Networks’ portfolio collectively features the biggest and best titles from Korea, Japan and the U.S that are first run, exclusive and aired close to the original telecast. Taking the content beyond the linear screen, SPT Networks immerses viewers in its premium entertainment via large-scale festivals, celebrity fan meets and social platform conversations. In Asia, SPT Networks’ portfolio is available across 19 territories and in over 45 million homes.

GEM to Broadcast Nippon TV’s THE MUSIC DAY Live Across Asia

“THE MUSIC DAY is an iconic event on the Asian music calendar, and we’re excited to partner with Nippon TV to expand the concert’s reach to GEM’s viewers in Asia. DEAN FUJIOKA’s live broadcast from Singapore as part of the event marks a significant milestone for Japanese entertainment and we’re pleased that GEM is at the forefront of this industry evolution. Dean is a hugely popular artist in our region and last year starred in GEM’s first original series, ‘We are Asia - Dean Fujioka & Friends’. The fact that he will perform live from Singapore during THE MUSIC DAY is an unprecedented way for GEM’s viewers to get real time access to him and to the magic of J-Pop. For THE MUSIC DAY fans in Tokyo, they get to experience a dynamic new city via our live broadcast.” ~Virginia Lim, Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Marketing and Production, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia.

PHILIPPINES (June 22, 2017) — GEM, the entertainment channel dedicated to the latest content fresh from North Asia, is set to broadcast Nippon TV’s highly anticipated THE MUSIC DAY event live across Asia on July 1. 

In a world first for the popular Tokyo event, which features the who’s who of Japan’s music industry, Nippon TV has partnered with GEM to broadcast a performance by popular singer and actor DEAN FUJIOKA live from Singapore.  As part of the occasion, GEM is offering fans the chance to win tickets to DEAN FUJIOKA’s performance and an exclusive fan meet session.

Hosted by idol Sho Sakurai from ARASHI, THE MUSIC DAY will air live on Saturday, July 1 from 4:45pm -10:00pm (3:45pm – 9:00pm BKK/JKT). A star-studded line-up of Japan’s biggest names promises a captivating event, including AKB48, Gen Hoshino, KEN HIRAI, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, SEKAI NO OWARI, Perfume, Yuzu; as well as Johnny’s artists TOKIO, KinKi Kids, ARASHI, KANJANI EIGHT and KAME TO YAMAPI. 

To join GEM’s THE MUSIC DAY contest to win the chance to see DEAN FUJIOKA perform live in Singapore and participate in the exclusive meet and greet session, fans in Singapore can visit www.GEMtvasia.com/TheMusicDay
Catch ‘THE MUSIC DAY Summer Wishes Come True’ 2017 LIVE on Saturday, 1 July 2017 from 4.45pm – 10pm, first and exclusively on GEM, the glittering jewel of Asian entertainment.

This year’s THE MUSIC DAY marks Nippon TV’s fifth year of entertaining J-Pop fans. THE MUSIC DAY started in 2013 as a special programme to celebrate Nippon TV’s 60th anniversary and has quickly gained traction as a zeitgeist to the Japanese music industry. 

GEM is available on SKYCable Channel 116 in Metro Manila and on Channel 222 in Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, and Baguio. 

World First: DEAN FUJIOKA to Perform in Singapore as Part of the Live Event


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About GEM 
GEM is the glittering jewel of Asian general entertainment.  A joint venture between Sony Pictures Television (SPT) Networks and Nippon Television Network Corporation, GEM enjoys access to more than 500 hours of Japanese content per year exclusively from Nippon TV. 

The channel features first-run and exclusive dramas, comedies and variety entertainment shows from Japan as well as other Asian territories including China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. This includes selected prime time dramas on the same day and within the same week of their broadcast in Japan.  GEM also made history for being the first channel to broadcast Nippon TV’s music festival ‘THE MUSIC DAY’ LIVE, and for simulcasting the Japanese drama series ‘Guard Center 24’ at the same time as Japan.  In addition, GEM takes its shows beyond the screen and into the lives of viewers, and most recently brought Japanese star Hayami Mocomichi on promotional tours to meet with his fans in Hong Kong and Singapore.

GEM Vietnam, which is also part of the Asian channels portfolio, is wholly-owned and operated by SPT Networks.

See www.GEMtvasia.com for more.


About Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia
Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia was established in 1997 with Singapore as the Asian headquarters of Sony Pictures Television’s networks business. It operates five ad-supported 24/7 channels which are wholly-owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment.

AXN is Asia’s home of thrilling entertainment; Sony Channel is the premier destination for female-skewing Hollywood entertainment; Animax offers anime for all; ONE is powered by prime and current South Korean entertainment content; and GEM serves up star-studded and popular general entertainment programming from Japan, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea. The company also operates joint-venture Indonesian telenovela channel FMN and children’s content channel BabyTV. 

About Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV)
Since becoming Japan’s first commercial broadcaster in 1953, Nippon TV has become the country’s undisputed ratings champion and finest producer of all genres of programs. One of the biggest successes for Nippon TV is “Dragons’ Den,” a globally successful business show. The format has sold into more than 30 territories including the UK, Canada, Australia, Russia, Germany, India, Italy and Nigeria. The Emmy award winning version, “Shark Tank,” airs in the US. With well-established companies that deal in a broad range of businesses from movies, animation, events, to fitness clubs, Nippon TV is leveraging its ideal platform to expand into new realms. Recently launching a channel in Southeast Asia named GEM through a joint venture with Sony Pictures Television Networks, and taking a stake in the SVOD market through wholly-owned subsidiary Hulu Japan, Nippon TV is steadily solidifying its presence and brand as a global media powerhouse.

“Blue Bloods” this July on AXN More Police and Family Drama Unfold in the Returning Season


PHILIPPINES (June 24, 2017) – The Reagan family is back to uphold the law at all costs in the latest installment of the crime drama series Blue Bloods, which premieres on AXN in July.

For years, Police Commissioner Frank Reagan (Tom Selleck) has been at the forefront in fighting criminality in New York City. With the help of his sons, detective Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) and police officer Jamie (Will Estes), daughter Erin (Bridget Moynahan), the assistant district attorney, and a great deal of advice from his father, they face the toughest criminals in the city’s violent underworld.

The new season opens with the Attorney General’s Office getting new evidence against Danny for shooting a serial killer in self-defense. Frank is pressured to back an investigation into police brutality. Jamie has his hands tied as his fellow officers believe that his father is holding him back, while Erin prepares for another court showdown with her lawyer ex-husband. 

Despite personal issues at home and at work, Frank has to maintain the balance between running the police department and running his family. If he cannot, he will be placed in a difficult position to choose – to serve the force or to serve his family.

AXN is available on SKYCable Channel 49, Destiny Cable Channel 61, Cignal Channel 121, Dream Satellite TV Channel 20, G Sat Channel 51, and Cablelink Channel 38. AXN HD is available on SKYCable Channel 247.

Blue Bloods Season  All-New Season 7 starts July 7, Fridays at 11:35pm


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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.

“Daddy, Get Set Go!” From Role-Play to Real-Play: KidZania Celebrates Father’s Day with LBC Express


LBC is the Philippines’ market leader in retail and corporate courier & cargo, money remittance, andlogistics services. With a growing network of over 6,400 branches, hubs & warehouses, partners, and agents in over 30 countries, LBC is committed to moving lives, businesses, and communities and delivering smiles around the world. Listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange through LBC Express Holdings, Inc., LBC aims to deliver value to all of its stakeholders, as it has for over 60 years.  

Founded in 1945 as a brokerage and air cargo agent, LBC pioneered time-sensitive cargo delivery and 24-hour door-to- door delivery in the Philippines. Today, it is the most trusted logistics brand of the Global Filipino. 

LBC can move it for you: visit www.LBCexpress.com, or call telephone +632 8585 999 (Metro Manila), 1 800 10 8585 999 (Provincial), +632 9086 522 (Solutions) and follow LBCExpress (Facebook and Twitter).

As a special Father’s Day treat, kids could also surprise their dads by sending their greeting postcards for FREE, with LBC shipping them within Metro Manila right to their doorstep.

With these special Father’s Day activities, LBC hopes to send the message to everyone that they are always ready to send love and happiness by connecting lives - whatever the reason or the occasion.

At the Courier Service establishment in KidZania, designed as a mini-LBC Express branch, kids and their dads worked together in receiving and boxing parcels and shipping them out around the city. 

LBC also set up a special booth in the city where kids got to write greeting postcards for their dads. Kids only needed to pay using their kidZos - KidZania’s official currency. After writing, they could hand their custom postcards personally to their dads who accompanied them to KidZania.  

In their very own way, LBC joined KidZania this past weekend in celebrating the man of the house with special activities for kids and their dads.

Bringing joy is something LBC has set out to accomplish in every “padala” they fulfill. 

Martes, Hunyo 20, 2017

Santa Clara Marine Plywood: Building boats, homes and lives

“The geography of our country makes boats an important means of transportation and livelihood, especial-ly in the islands. For those in the coastal communities, boats mean life. In the same way, for those living in urban areas, having a secure home is a primary need. When it comes to our primary needs, we want the construction durable and reliable. And reliability and durability of anything usually begins with the right materials. SMWPI is the producer of Santa Clara Marine Plywood and we’re proud of this product.” ~Randy Ng, executive vice president of SMWPI, maker of Santa Clara Marine Plywood. 

Santa Clara Marine Plywood — a household name in durable and long-lasting plywood — has placed quali-ty first in its products. Since 1923, the Santa Clara brand has become the top choice among boat-builders, and recently to home developers, contractors, hardware store owners, and furniture makers. 

Living in an archipelago with 7,000 plus islands located on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, most of the people of the Philippines have made their living from the seas surrounding the country. As a people living close to the water, the Filipinos are familiar to both the bounty and the challenges coastal living brings. We have learned to weather through the heat of sun and the onslaught of rain. We are familiar to storms and typhoons — regular visitors of the country. Hence, there is a need for resilient homes for those in land, and durable boats for sea transport, especially for those who make a living out of the sea.

Testament of quality
The Santa Clara marine plywood has been specifically tested to withstand continuous soaking and drying cycles of boats. Boatmen affirm that a Santa Clara-made boat does not need to be immediately taken from the water to dry since they are assured that the wood does not easily rot.

Santa Clara Marine Plywood’s ability to withstand the weather conditions that boats are continually
subjected to makes it also ideal plywood for house-building materials. The plywood is used for parts of the house that are exposed to different weather conditions, such as ceilings, wall panel and as roofing base for asphalt shingles. The plywood is also ideal for pieces that are prone to getting wet or soaked with water such as kitchen cabinets, counter tops, or as a base for granite or tile finish. 

It all starts with a single log
Over the years, Santa Clara marine plywood has been synonymous to unparalleled quality. 
Ng says every plywood sheet that comes out of their factories goes through high quality control measures and a stringent process to ensure the integrity of every ply. It all starts with the log selection, followed by a quality-guided production process, using up to date technology and human expertise. Plywood samples from each batch undergo the 72 hours (three whole days!) of the continuous boiling test to meet interna-tional quality standards. To this day, each sheet of plywood is still manually inspected by our skilled work-ers. And it proves that their product has completely passed through quality control measures and they stand by it, the company’s laser-etched logo is stamped on each piece of Santa Clara Marine Plywood.

Unstoppable Growth
What used to be a small backyard manufacturer now creates jobs for around 600 individuals in the
communities where it operates. Its two sizeable factories in the country — in Davao and Agusan — pro-duces thousands of plywood sheets every month. 

A further testament to the company’s growth, Santa Clara marine plywood is now available to major
hardware stores CitiHardware branches in Davao and Surigao, and Wilcon in key cities in Luzon. As the company looks at the years ahead — especially to its 100th year — Ng continues to have high hopes for Santa Clara and the industries it serves in the Philippines, as well as in other countries. Santa Clara’s quality products are now available in other countries, including Palau and Indonesia.

AXN Discovers Mesmerizing Talent During the Casting for Asia’s Got Talent

“Asia’s Got Talent is the only series in the world that can unite such a culturally diverse region in a celebration of performing arts. We set out to discover the most inspiring talent of any age and with any dream, and we got all that and so much more. We were also struck by the richness of the personal stories that emerged during the auditions. Everyone has a story, and while the journeys may differ, the big dream remains the same. AXN is the home of original productions and Asia’s Got Talent continues our commitment to deliver premium content that engages and captivates our viewers with edge-of-your seat entertainment.” ~Virginia Lim, Senior Vice President and Head of Content, Production and Marketing, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia. 

PHILIPPINES (June 19, 2017) Head spinning, death-defying, magical and breath-taking: aspiring stars emerged from all corners of Asia in May as AXN’s producers embarked on their search to discover the next generation of super stars for Asia’s Got Talent.

The record-breaking series returns to AXN later this year, entertaining viewers with 10 episodes comprising five judges’ auditions, three semi-finals, the finale and the results show where the winner will be revealed.

In the Singapore leg, one troupe of Malaysian acrobats queued from 4am; while in Manila, a father and son travelled overland for eight hours to perform a duet. Performers auditioned in the hope of winning the prize to help with family medical bills; while others, who came along as a support, decided to spontaneously audition on the spot.  

Talented hopefuls could also apply via an online audition at AXN-Asia.com with some electing to do both to ensure maximum visibility in front of AXN’s producers.

The leading entertainment giant held open auditions in six major cities including Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, the Philippines, Bangkok, Taipei and Jakarta. Over 5000 performers attended the auditions for their chance to take the spotlight on the world’s biggest talent show and for a shot at the grand prize of USD100,000 in cash.


New Ratings Records in Asia
Season one of Asia’s Got Talent set new ratings records for the English general entertainment (GE) genre during its run, taking AXN to the number one spot in its timeslot among all regional pay-TV channels collectively across Southeast Asia and Taiwan.

In Malaysia, Asia’s Got Talent was the highest rated entertainment series on English language channels on Astro in the past two years. In the Philippines, the Grand Final Results episode of Asia’s Got Talent was the highest rated pay-TV program in the country since 2008, and commanded a 96 percent share among 22 English GE channels.

Got Talent Globally
The Got Talent franchise was created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and is co-produced and owned by Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia. It is entered in the Guinness World Records as the Most Successful Reality Television Format in history with 70 local versions produced across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle-East, Africa and the Americas. Around the world, the Got Talent format airs in a total of 186 countries.

AXN: A leader in original productions
AXN is a leader of regionally produced original content in Asia, with notable ratings successes including five seasons of the international Emmy-nominated The Amazing Race Asia; the Asian Television Award-winning Cash Cab Asia and Cash Cab Philippines; The Apprentice Asia; Cyril: Rio Magic; Cyril’s Family Vacation: Hawaii Edition; and the Asian Television Award-nominated Cyril: Simply Magic.

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.

Lunes, Hunyo 19, 2017

Baskin-Robbins opens two new stores in Pasig

Indulge in your cravings of this international favorite. Visit the newest Baskin-Robbins stores in Ayala Malls The 30th and SM East Ortigas!

Great news for ice cream lovers in Pasig City:  Baskin-Robbins, the world’s favorite ice cream brand, spreads more fun and excitement as it opens two new stores in Pasig, one in Ayala Malls The 30th (Ground Floor) and another in SM East Ortigas (Ground Floor).

Definitely a crowd favorite, Baskin-Robbins offers a wide variety of ice cream flavors to choose from, including a new flavor every month. In addition to innovative flavors, Baskin-Robbins specialty frozen desserts, cakes and thirst-quenching beverages are also available to satisfy your sweet tooth. Baskin-Robbins ice cream cakes can be customized to your preferred design, size and ice cream flavor making it a show-stopping dessert for all kinds of parties and celebrations.

Wednesday is Pink Day at Baskin-Robbins! Don’t forget to wear or carry something pink when you drop by any Baskin-Robbins store on Wednesdays to get a free scoop of your favorite ice cream flavor with every purchase of a double junior scoop. 

Established in 1945 by founders and ice cream enthusiasts, Burt Baskin and Irv Robbins, in Glendale, California, Baskin-Robbins is recognized as the world’s favorite ice cream brand. It is also the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, providing quality and value to foodies everywhere with more than 7,300 branches located in nearly 50 countries around the world. 
Indulge in your cravings of this international favorite. Visit the newest Baskin-Robbins stores in Ayala Malls The 30th and SM East Ortigas!

Other Baskin-Robbins shops are located at:
  • Central Square
  • Bonifacio High Street
  • Uptown Place Mall
  • SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City
  • Greenbelt 5
  • Glorietta 2
  • Glorietta 5 in Makati
  • Trinoma Mall
  • SM Fairview
  • SM North EDSA (2/F and The Block) in Quezon City
  • SM Southmall in Las Pinas
  • Solenad in Sta Rosa, Laguna
  • SM DasmariƱas in Cavite
  • SM Pampanga

For more updates, check out www.baskinrobbins.ph or its social media accounts: facebook.com/baskinrobbinsph, Twitter, and Instagram @baskinrobbinsph

Mark your calendars and plan to stock up on your favorite ice cream flavors on every 31st day of the month when all Baskin-Robbins branches offer a whopping 31% off on pints, quarts and half gallons! 

CHRONICLES OF NORTHPINE LAND HEROES

“NorthPine experienced a triumphant 2016 which quickly led to an upswing for the first months of 2017 and we have our assiduous sellers to thank for. As a team, we intend to sustain this momentum and remind people that excellent work is duly recognized.” ~Ferdinand Macabanti, NLI GM
ONE EPIC PHOTO OP. NLI’s broker heads and Leadership Team give thumbs up to show their unity.

From the brilliant quartet to the glorious decorations and arresting venue design, NorthPine Land, Inc. (NLI) definitely created a magical night to celebrate the top performers of 2016 dubbed as extraordinary heroes. In the recently concluded Annual Awards 2016, NLI gathered its Sales Network for a night to rejoice over the company’s milestones.
TO MAKING MORE DREAMS COME TO LIFE. NLI GM, Ferdinand Macabanti, gives a toast to celebrate successes and welcome future ventures of the team.

For NLI, the previous year’s sales record is positively one for the books. The property developer conquered several astounding accomplishments that marked its name in the real estate map. It changed the landscape of a new territory in North Luzon through Montana Views in Pampanga while maintaining its good momentum in its projects in South Luzon. With the real estate group embarking on a year of significant changes, NLI seeks more transcendent moments as it ventures into making dreams come to life.
From L-R: CFO Ben Tatunay, VP for Corporate Services, Wilma Fernando, car incentive winners: Kyre Ching, Shiela Lim and Rey Nidua, together with NLI GM, Ferdinand Macabanti are all smiles during the prestigious awarding ceremony.  

Top Broker for 2016 received the coveted NLI’s Master’s Green Jacket and Trophy. More brokers and sellers won in several other award categories during the event. The 2016 winners received plaques and prizes. Car incentives were also given to deserving agents.

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About NorthPine Land, Inc.
NorthPine Land Inc. (NLI) is one of the country’s trusted real estate prime movers with a prestigious portfolio of projects in Pampanga (Montana Views), Cavite (Kahaya Place, Greenwoods Village, Wind Crest and Kohana Grove), Laguna (South Hampton), Antipolo City (Forest Ridge), and Pasig City (Lexington). Its distinguished shareholders are: Hongkong Land, BDO, Metrobank, and San Miguel Properties, Inc. To know more about our lineup of products, visit www.northpineland.com or call +632 637.1531.

Coca-Cola plants a greener future in Hinatuan

“In 2012, we decided to farm better with the assistance from various stakeholders. We made sure that every help we received would be maximized. With a secure source of water, through the Coca-Cola Agos ram pumps, we were able to think of ways on how to better improve the way we farm. Access to water opened us to an endless possibility of options on what we can plant and raise. We are also looking at ways on how we can further add value to our products. The Coca-Cola Agos ram pump is a gift to us, and it will be our gift to the next generation. Today, we will show the people the many ways one can farm; we will show those who have given much to us that we are grateful for their gift. And we will show the next generation that with hard work, perseverance, and unceasing faith, things can and will be better.” ~Arsolino Cabilin, chairman of the Tagasaka Coconut Farmers Association (TACOFA).

TACOFA became a recipient of the Coca-Cola Agos Program in partnership with Alternative Indigenous Development Foundation, Inc. (AIDFI). Through this project, the community was able to effectively shift to a more sustainable farming system – organic farming. 

Along the rocky terrain of Mindanao’s eastern coast, in the town of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, is a lush 10-hectare community farm that has been cited as one of the model farms by various government agencies, including the Department of Agriculture (DA). Despite the unpredictable weather, which includes month-long monsoon rains and even longer dry spells, the farm has yielded fruits and vegetables beyond what the land and its surrounding areas has ever seen.

This verdant bounty and pockets of rain forests belies the fact that most of Hinatuan lies on limestone bedrock. The constant salty winds blowing from the Pacific Ocean, alongside the lack of access to fresh water has contributed to the less than ideal environment for agricultural cultivation and has restricted most farming activities to coconut and corn production. The lack of water source also discounts the possibility of livestock-raising.

Making barren landscapes lush with the Coca-Cola Agos Program
“The unpredictable weather made it difficult for us to veer away from planting only coconuts and corn. There were times when it would suddenly have three weeks of no rain, sometimes it would stretch for two and a half months. Vegetables could not hold it out that long without rain. We would fetch water from the river and manually bring it to the farm and water the plants. That’s the only thing we would do the whole day during a dry spell.” ~Dina Bayarcal, a TACOFA member and former treasurer.
With the availability of water through the ram pumps, TACOFA was able to diversify its crops that now include cantaloupes, watermelons, soybeans, corn, coconuts, and other vegetables that are grown throughout the year. The association is even putting up a coco fiber rope and coir (coconut fiber) production facility. 

Today, TACOFA membership has grown to over 100 farmer members tilling and developing the 10-hectare land, tapping its water source from the Coca-Cola Agos Program. The organization even plans on leasing some of the neighboring farms in order for them to expand their production.

This year, the association has completed its coco coir production facility that would enable them to produce ropes, fiber mats, and coir logs – natural and biodegradable ways of preventing soil erosion, and contour farming. Tagasaka’s coconut nurseries have even boosted its contribution to the Department of Agriculture’s continuing effort to rehabilitate the ageing coconut industry, with seedling mortality rates now reduced from 55 to 20 percent.

This year, the association has completed its coco coir production facility that would enable them to produce ropes, fiber mats, and coir logs – natural and biodegradable ways of preventing soil erosion, and contour farming. Tagasaka’s coconut nurseries have even boosted its contribution to the Department of Agriculture’s continuing effort to rehabilitate the ageing coconut industry, with seedling mortality rates now reduced from 55 to 20 percent.

Coca-Cola Agos Program: A gift to the next generation

TACOFA serves as the association for managing the Coca-Cola Agos Program after the ram pumps were turned over to the community. As the recipient organization and on behalf of the whole community, they are responsible for the maintenance and assurance that the ram pumps will continue to serve its purpose. Prior to the turn-over, TACOFA underwent workshops and orientations conducted by AIDFI on how to maintain and manage the ram pump as well as their natural environment. Two members of the organization also underwent hands-on mechanical training and have been certified by AIDFI to maintain the ram pumps for the community. 

The organization serves as the unifying body for all household and farm recipients of the Coca-Cola Agos Program. They work hand-in-hand in taking care of the gift of water brought about by the installation of ram pumps for their community. They envision the project to serve the water needs of now and preserved for the next generations of TACOFA members. 

The Coca-Cola Agos Program installed a modified version of a simple technology called ram pump that allows lowland water to be brought to elevated areas without the need for electricity. 

8List.Ph presents the return of Delamar

“I wanted to spend more time with my family, especially my three children who need attention from their mom at this early stage in their lives. Everyone’s on the internet now and it’s such a great place to engage with people. Here, I could collaborate with a team and create content that can really open people’s minds. Or at least entertain them.”  

Delamar Arias, awife to BPO executive Tyler Ashby and a mother to two beautiful boys and a new-born baby daughter, well-loved radio dj is back for Str8 Up with Delamar, an online talk show produced by award-winning website, the 8list.ph. She was a mainstay for the award-winning radio show The Morning Rush on RX93.1. Although the decision was not easy, the needs of her growing family came first. Str8 Up with Delamar is her first solo program after she bid goodbye to a radio career that spanned more than 2 decades. 

8List is a dynamic website known for making lists that resonate with Filipino millennials. With a pulse on the Pinoy, it has consistently published content that is always informative, enlightening, yet entertaining. The website known for viral stories reached out to Delamar, coaxing her out of retirement because she is undoubtedly someone Filipinos listen to and admire. 

But after a year as a stay at home mom, she felt that she still had a lot of things to say. She knew that with her most important role now as a mom, her world had changed, and figured she needed a different platform to have a different kind of conversation with the public. 

The first of the series to be aired will be all about comfort zones which Delamar is all too familiar with. Transitioning from radio to video is not an easy feat but this is where Delamar shares how she grew in doing so. She also encourages other people to do the same -- get out of their comfort zones and learn something new, every week by watching her show on the 8list Facebook page, and then participating in a Live Chat right after the video.  

Like the 8list Facebook page so you can watch Str8 Up every Wednesday at 12 noon beginning June 21 and catch Delamar on her live FB video chat following every episode. Check out Str8 Up teasers on the official Facebook page of 8List for updates.

To know more about Str8 Up, visit the 8List social media sites:

Str8 Up provides Delamar a digital platform to tell her experiences and express her unique opinions to educate in a clear and fun way. With her different perspective on relevant topics ranging from politics, relationships, and everything in between, which she will be delivering straight up.  With Delamar, Str8 Up aims to be a voice of discovery, striving to talk about important issues both old and new with well-thought-out arguments backed by research -- a refreshing break from the usual fare online. 

A day with Dad Dapat lang we make dad feel loved

Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, encourages us to express our love to our dads with the Dapat Lang advocacy campaign, where it emphasizes the importance of doing the right thing for the family, for others, and society as a whole.

He is a provider, a hero, and a friend all wrapped into one—he is dad. And there’s no better time to show our dads how much we appreciate them for being the pillar of the family than on a day specially dedicated to all the fathers out there.

Like everyone else, our dad also long for expressions of love, and we can do so through these simple deeds:

Plan an adventure-filled day outdoors. Make Father’s Day more interesting and bond with the family by planning an adventure-filled day with dad. Take a short hike, fly a kite, go fishing, take a road trip, set-up a picnic at the park, or have an outdoor barbecue. Without a doubt, it will be a very memorable celebration for all.

Cook his favorite food. Occasions such as Father’s Day mean malls will be jam-packed, and restaurants will have long waiting queues. Instead of spending the day at the mall, opt to celebrate at home by arranging a nice dining table set-up and cooking his favorite dishes. Adding your own touch through the dishes is another way of making this day even more special.

Have a game night. Have fun with games like charades or board games. As this day falls on a Sunday, it is the perfect opportunity to relax and spend time with loved ones. 

Make a handmade gift. Who says you need to spend a lot of money to celebrate Father’s Day? A simple handmade greeting card, letter, or even putting together basic tools that he can use to repair things at home will definitely mean the world to dad.

To know more about Solane, visit their new website, www.solane.com.ph, and Facebook page, www.facebook.com/solane.ph.

These tips may be simple but they’re surefire ways to make dad feel special on Father’s Day. Dapat lang!