Miyerkules, Agosto 16, 2017

Charo Santos is MyDiamond New Face

“Brilliant At Every Stage,” MyDiamond recently introduced Ms. Charo Santos as their newest brand ambassador. As a multi-talented and accomplished woman of substance---with her success in the fields of entertainment and media—Charo’s multifaceted persona is the perfect embodiment of ‘True Brilliance’ that MyDiamond jewelry conveys. Photo shows Charo Santos (right) during her launch as the newest MyDiamond endorser with MyDiamond Marketing Manager JP Paglinawan.


Get ready to grab a pair and #LetsGetItOn.

From the classic Top Star archive kicks to the fresh street-style collection of Shooters. From August 16 to 31, 2017 get up to 40% Off on selected items and exclusive 10% Off on all regular items.

Last year the NYC sneaker brand copped out an insanely awesome sale for the month of August. This year we’re going for a bigger and more epic sneaker sale. 2017 means larger discounts and more premium items to look out for.

About Pony. Born and bred in New York. The year was 1972 when Pony challenged the industry giants and dominated the underground sneaker scene.

Don’t miss out on fresh sneaker drops. Follow us on Facebook: PonyPH, Instagram: pony_ph, and Twitter: PONY_Ph.


For fans of Skechers’s ultra comfy Memory Foam, we’ve confirmed such styles are in the mix. Also included in this amazing sale event are the ultra popular Skechers GOwalk that makes walking not only comfortable but practically effortless for urban warriors, travelers and commuters. Their top-of-the-line Skechers GoRun category is also offering awesome deals for runners and anyone looking for superior support and performance. Don’t forget to share the comfort and fun with your little ones! Skechers Kids has everything from P.E. sneakers to street style and light up kicks with memory foam.

All shoes on sale are designed with advanced comfort technology and a broad range of stylish designs so there’s a perfect pair for everyone!

Don’t miss out! Head to the nearest Skechers concept store and treat yourself and the entire family to comfortable, stylish footwear with these amazing deals!

Skechers’s End of Season Sale runs for the entire month of August (August 1-31, 2017) in all Skechers concept stores. Check your nearest store at www.skechers.com.ph/stores

Visit Skechers concept stores locations:
Glorietta 2
SM North Edsa -The Annex
Ayala 30th
Gateway Mall
Market Market
Robinsons Place Manila
Lucky Chinatown
SM Mall of Asia
Alabang Town Center
Festival Mall
SM Southmall
SM Bacoor
Robinsons Gen. Trias
SM Dasmarinas
SM Lipa
SM Fairview
Ayala Fairview Terraces
SM Clark
SM Pampanga
Marquee Mall
SM Cabanatuan
Robinsons Place Ilocos
Ayala Malls Legazpi
Ayala Center Cebu
SM City Cebu
SM Seaside Cebu
SM Bacolod
SM Iloilo
SM Davao
LimKetKai Mall
Centrio Mall

To learn more about Skechers, visit www.skechers.com.ph, www.facebook.com/SkechersPH and follow @SkechersPH on Twitter and Instagram.

Satisfy all your shoe cravings and more this August! Skechers is treating everyone to an End of Season Sale with up to 50% off on selected items! 

Kickstart Football CANCER SUCKS CUP 2017

“I was really touched. When I shared my mom’s condition to my partners at KickStart Football, they immediately thought of organizing the event. When cancer strikes a family member, he or she is not the only one with the disease. It is shared by everyone in the family.” ~JB Bolaños, whose mother Paulina was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer
Patrick Maramara, celebrity-host Steven Silva, Aine Babiera, and JB Bolaños, organizers of KickStart Football’s 1st Cancer Sucks Cup 2017.  Photo by Doc Marlon Pecjo.  Jerseys by Rad Chameleon.

KickStart Football Holds the 1st Cancer Sucks Cup 2017 to Kick Cancer Out of People’s Lives. Aiming to raise funds for people battling cancer, KickStart Football is set to hold the Cancer Sucks Cup 2017 on August 19 and 26 at the Blue Pitch in Circuit, Makati City. This year’s event is co-presented by Fuda Cancer Hospital in Guangzhou, China in cooperation with Capital Sports & Events.

Sixteen (16) teams will compete with each other in the Mixed Chill division.  Each team is required to have at least two female players on their roster, with at least one of them playing on the pitch at all times.  Meanwhile, the Mixed Open division will field 24 teams which could compete in any combination of players.
“Supporting this event is like hitting two birds with one stone: you get to help cancer patients, and at the same time you get to promote fitness activities like football.  Exercise and sporting activities help lower stress levels, detoxify the body, and promote over-all wellness.  All these are very important in preventing dreaded diseases like cancer.” ~Segundo Cruz, III, Fuda Philippine Representative 
The fund-raising tournament is divided into Mixed Chill and Mixed Open divisions, both following a 7-a-side format.  Open to amateur players only, both categories require a minimum of seven and a maximum of 12 players per team for Mixed Chill and 15 players for Mixed Open.

“Football is the beautiful game.  It becomes more beautiful, when it brings people together for a worthy cause,” says Garcia.  Capital has asked their registered participating teams to join the Cancer Sucks Cup in lieu of the Capital Cup.  “We’re supposed to kick for fun, but this time, we will kick for a reason.” ~Paulo Miguel Garcia, Capital Sports & Events
Fuda Cancer Hospital is a well-equipped cancer treatment center that is well-known for their minimally invasive therapies, innovative treatments and conventional methods of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and surgery.  Welcoming patients with medium or advanced cancer which is treated as a medical difficulty, Fuda adopts the latest international anticancer concept by applying its “3C+P” treatment model composed of Cryosurgical Ablation (CSA), Cancer Microvessel Intervention (CMI), Combined Immunotherapy for cancer (CIC), and Personalized therapy, as well as other new technologies.  The hospital has gained a great reputation from many countries around the world, including all Southeast Asian countries, Europe, and the US, for its excellent medical service quality.  Mrs. Bolanos has recently started her treatment at Fuda, and is optimistic that she will be cured of her disease, especially with the support of family and friends, including the Manila football community.
“We at KickStart Football believe that the football community should share the passion for the sport alongside a strong compassion for those who are in need.” ~Steven Silva, Celebrity Host 
Other major event partners include Rucs Group of Companies (official out-of-home advertising provider), Cebu-based Rad Chameleon (official jersey partner), Xentro Malls, Timberland Philippines, and Monster Mojo, and Mizuno.
“When JB (Bolaños) shared his mom’s condition, we felt that we should do something.  My mom battled cancer, too, and I know that his family’s journey in battling the Big C won’t be a walk in the park.   Football is a team sport, and we are his teammates not only on pitch but, more importantly, off pitch.” ~Patrick Maramara, KickStart Football co-founders 
The Cancer Sucks Cup 2017 is also supported by Black Mamba Energy Drink, Gardenia, and Hammer Nutrition Philippines.  Behind-the-scenes support includes top fashion and lifestyle photographer Doc Marlon Pecjo; and KickStart Football’s friends and volunteers Nikki Mensenares, Ays Bernal, Eric Enriquez and Ad Arcolas all for creative design.  The event’s marketing efforts is meantime powered by Bolaños’ own Bond Marketing Solutions and Plug & Play 360 Marketing.
“We are all here to help him kick cancer out; that’s what teammates are for.” ~Aine de Guzman-Babiera, KickStart Football co-founders
KickStart Football is an organizer of football trainings and open plays for fun and for the love of the sport.  Established in December 2016, the group and has been successful in building a community of football enthusiasts mostly composed of young professionals, a number of which are beginners.  Trainings and games are held every Wednesday and Saturday, 10PM to 12AM at Sparta Philippines in Mandaluyong City.  Those who are interested to join KickStart Football and the Cancer Sucks Cup 2017 can inquire through KickStart Football’s Facebook page.

MediCard, gives advice on how to prevent dengue this rainy season

“Due to the wet season, dengue-carrying mosquitoes lurk everywhere. As of now, there’s still no vaccine for dengue fever so the best course of action is prevention. You can do this by applying mosquito repellent, removing breeding grounds of mosquitoes and most importantly, keeping the immune system strong.” ~Dr. Montoya, MediCard president and CEO

To avoid serious health complications that dengue brings, MediCard, a leading HMO provider, gives a rundown on how to prevent it this rainy season: 

Eliminate the mosquito habitat. Studies show that the most common breeding ground of mosquitoes is stagnant water. That’s why the most important step in getting rid of dengue-carrying mosquitoes is eliminating possible breeding grounds. These include spare tires, uncovered buckets and cans, flower vases and pots. It is also advised to empty and cover swimming pools. 

Mosquito-proof your home. Another way to prevent dengue is by making your home dengue-proof by putting screens on the doors and windows. If possible, use an air conditioner at home. Make sure you sleep indoors, in a screened or air-conditioned room or under a mosquito net. Ward off mosquitoes by growing plants like citronella, marigold, and basil or use citronella or eucalyptus oil as air freshener. If you’re using pails in the bathroom, make sure they are always covered. Also remember to unclog the gutters and 
cover your trashcan because wet garbage or kitchen waste is another breeding area for mosquitoes. 

Wear protective clothing. You can protect yourself from harmful mosquito bites by minimizing areas of exposed skin. Wear long sleeves, pants, and socks whenever you visit mosquito-infested places. However, avoid wearing dark clothes because they radiate heat which can attract mosquitoes.

Apply mosquito repellent. Protect yourself from mosquito bites especially when outdoors or when you go to mosquito-infested areas by applying mosquito repellent to all exposed areas of your skin. Dr. Montoya recommends that you use mosquito repellent with 10% concentration of DEET, an active ingredient that effectively deters mosquitoes. 

Keep the immune system strong. The immune system fights viruses and infections, which is why it’s important to keep it strong to prevent dengue. Eat food rich in vitamin C like orange, tomatoes, papaya, broccoli, and dark leafy vegetables. “Food that is packed with vitamin C helps increase white blood cells, which protects the body from against infectious diseases and foreign invaders,” says Dr. Montoya. 

Learn more on how to prevent dengue fever. MediCard has numerous free-standing clinics located in key cities nationwide that offer consultations, tests and vaccinations. Visit a MediCard clinic near you or check out www.medicardphils.com for more information. 

The rainy season is definitely a refreshing respite after the blistering summer. However, it also comes with several illnesses and diseases and the most dreaded of all is dengue. Dengue is caused by a tiny bite of an infected mosquito but this little bite can cause serious health problems and could even mean death if not treated immediately. 

Families savor Ulam Swap from oven roasted chicken Chooks-to-Go

Chooks-to-Go, the country’s leading roasted chicken chain with over a thousand rotisserie outlets nationwide, endeavors to help on-the-go moms by offering oven-roasted, best value chicken as the hardworking moms’ di basta-bastang ulam na uwi.

But for hardworking moms who are pressed for time to prepare the family meal, serving a delicious ulam is a challenge that they often end up buying whatever is available in food stands or whatever is left in the neighborhood eatery.

To highlight their commitment, Chooks-to-Go recently conducted “Ulam Swaps” in Caloocan City and Quezon City. 

At the Quezon City Memorial Circle, Chooks-to-Go mascots Tom Crew and Chikoy approached families and groups having a midday picnic and asked if they wanted to swap their food for the healthy, juicy and delicious chicken that’s masarap kahit walang sauce.

The families were at first surprised with the ulam swap but accepted the offer, especially upon smelling the savory aroma of the oven-roasted meal.

The other ulam swap activities randomly selected customers of eateries in the target areas who surprised their families by bringing home Chooks-to-Go.

Chooks-to-Go embarked on this campaign to remind consumers, especially moms, that with Chooks-to-Go oven-roasted chicken, they can always bring home the best take-home ulam for their families to enjoy.

So moms, don’t settle for less in providing great food for the family. Head to the nearest Chooks-to-Go outlet and take home an affordable, special meal—an oven-roasted chicken that’s ‘di basta-bastang ulam na uwi.

Filipinos love to eat anytime, anywhere, but it is the tanghalian and hapunan at home that most people look forward to, especially since they get to sit down with the family to delight in their favorite ulam that is lovingly cooked by mom.

Biyernes, Agosto 11, 2017

The Bold Beauty looks from Ever Bilena

Here’s how you can achieve the looks that make-up fanatics chose to interpret in the Bold Beauty event using only Ever Bilena and Ever Bilena Advance products:
From Left to Right - Make-up enthusiast Glenda Candedeir tries the “Igari” by Ever Bilena, “90’s Beauties” was one of many featured looks for the Bold Beauty event as donned by Luie Magbanua, Amateur make-up artist Marlyn Ocampo goes all-out with the “Color Switch” look.

90’s Beauties
Do an upgrade of the grunge make-up that defined the 1990s. Shade your eyelids with the Ever Bilena Eyeshadow Palette in Brown, line them with the Ever Bilena All Day Eyeliner Pen, and finish off your smoky eyes with Ever Bilena Thicklash Mascara. Of course, the 1990s face is never complete without a dark-colored lip shade, so go swipe on Ever Bilena Luxe Lipstick in Diva.

Berry Burst
Take inspiration from the bright candy hues found in nature with shades of the Ever Bilena Eyeshadow Palette in Pink for the eyes. Add a little definition to your peepers with Ever Bilena Superlash Mascara in Black, and complete the look with the Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick Vivid Violet. 

Color Shift
It’s all about rainbow-colored style with Color Shift! Play around with the EB Advance 5 Shades Eyeshadow in Rainbow Blaze for the eyes, upper bones of your cheeks, and tips of your lips. Use the EB Advance Blush Duo in Golden Goddess for a naturally rosy glow. Polish it off with the EB Advance Supreme Lipstick in Kylie on your lips. 

Sunrise Pink
This show-stopper highlights the cheeks by applying a generous amount of Ever Bilena Cheek Blush in Shy from the apples of the cheek up to the temples. Let other parts of the face flatter this glowing look by using Ever Bilena Matic Brow Liner in Earth for the eyebrows and Ever Bilena Matte Lipstick in Skin for the lips.

A popular, striking make-up look in Japan that is also known as “hang-over make-up,” Igari’s secret lies in the use of blush. To achieve this look, simply blend out EB Advance Cheek Color in Poppy and EB Advance Blush Duo in Summer in an inverted triangle shape from under the eyes down to the cheeks. Top off your Igari look with the EB Advance LTD Liquid Lipstick in Skinny Dip.

To know more about Ever Bilena, visit www.everbilena.com.ph, and follow www.facebook.com/everbilenacosmetics. To know more about Ever Bilena Advance and its products, visit Ever Bilena’s website, www.everbilena.com.ph, and follow www.facebook.com/EBAdvance

Tired of the usual feminine and muted make-up looks? Step out of your comfort zone and go for something adventurous, fun, and vibrant! Take a page or two with the following make-up pegs from the Bold Beauty event hosted by Ever Bilena, the country’s leading cosmetics brand, and Ever Bilena Advance, its premium product line. 

Four Tips During Disasters

In celebration of the National Disaster Consciousness Month, Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, reiterates its Dapat Lang advocacy campaign – emphasizing the importance of doing the right thing for the family, for others, and society as a whole – through these tips to ensure everyone’s safety during natural disasters:

Prepare an emergency kit
An important step in preparing for unforeseen events is having an emergency kit ready for you and your family. Basic supplies kit should include: a gallon of water per person per day for the next three days, three-day supply of food, flashlight, extra batteries, first aid kit, seven-day supply of medicines, multi-purpose tools, cell phone with chargers, family and emergency contact information, copies of personal documents, extra cash, blankets, maps of the area

Safety during fire
Some of the common causes of fire, especially during natural disasters like earthquake, are faulty electrical and gas lines. If you are caught in an establishment engulfed by fire, immediately vacate the area and ask for help. Do not hide in closets and small spaces, and remember to stay low and crawl as it is easier to breathe in a fire if you stay low. 

Plan your escape routes and safe places
It’s important to have a sketch of your house so you know how to immediately get out when disaster strikes. Establish and record location of your meeting area, and be sure to practice this with your family members.

Be informed
Know the hazards within your community, and ask the local authorities about the emergency plans and warning signals. Being informed will help you gather a detailed plan for your own household.

With proper preparation, you are not only alleviating fear, anxiety, and loss but you are also reducing the impact of catastrophic disasters. 

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

Natural disasters can neither be controlled nor predicted. But while they can leave catastrophic damages, everyone can take precautionary steps to mitigate its adverse effects. 

The “Magic” of EB Evera Magic Lipstick

Each shade changes a few seconds after applying. What’s even more interesting is that not everyone will get the same shade of pink, because this lipstick changes color depending on the user’s skin pH level!
Your lips are sure to be soft and supple all day long. Infused with moisturizers and fruity scents like:
  • Apple
  • Grapes
  • Lemon
  • Orange
  • Strawberry
  • Watermelon

So go ahead and flaunt those pink lips with the EB Evera Magic Lipstick, available in all Ever Bilena counters from any leading supermarket, drugstore, convenience store or department store nationwide. To learn more about Ever Bilena and its products, visit www.everbilena.com.ph, and follow www.facebook.com/everbilenacosmetics.

Who says only a chosen few can be blessed with soft and supple pink lips? With the EB Evera Magic Lipstick, you can easily achieve long-lasting pink color that girls desire. 

Grab 25% off at Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken with Citi

Having a very, very strong hankering for chicken and you’re a Citi Credit Card or Debit Card holder? Head on over to Peri Peri Charcoal Chicken and enjoy 25% off when you dine for Php 2,000.00 or more from Mondays to Fridays up to October 31, 2017. 

Dig in and savor your favorite Latin American food fare with family and friends at:
  • SM Megamall
  • Capitol Commons
  • Eastwood Mall
  • Gateway Mall
  • Greenbelt 3
  • McKinley Hill
  • UP Town Center
  • Promenade Greenhills
  • Solenad 3 Nuvali
  • Alabang Town Center
  • Trinoma 
  • Uptown Mall BGC. 

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

Grab 25% off at Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken with Citi. 

Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion Keep your hydration levels in check

Hydrators and moisturizers should be used in tandem for you to have healthy, hydrated, smooth and supple skin. Humectant ingredients in hydrators, like glycerin, can attract water from the surroundings by absorbing them, then binding them to the skin. 

Dullness and tightness are telltale signs of dehydrated skin. When your skin is rough, dry or flaky—or all of the above, you need a moisturizer to retain your skin’s lipid barrier. The result is healthy skin that is soft and smooth.

If you only use a moisturizer, it may help ease your dry skin, but it does not address the cause of the problem and, chances are, you will need to reapply throughout the day. To make your skin truly healthy, you need to apply a hydrating lotion to plump up your cells.

By drinking water, you keep yourself hydrated. But topical hydration registers more immediate results: younger-looking skin and well-functioning skin cells.

For your daily skin routine, first, apply a hydrating lotion like Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion that is clinically proven to hydrate dry skin for 24 hours. It also contains Epidermal Replenishing Complex (ERC5), a unique combination of 5 ingredients, that helps maintain healthy skin. Then, you can follow on with a moisturizer like Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion. They are non-greasy, non-comedogenic and fragrance free.

If you have oily skin, you still need a hydrator, though you may need to apply moisturizer less often. 

Here are a few more tips:
  • Use fragrance free, non-comedogenic products that will hydrate and moisturize your skin, but neither irritate nor clog your pores.
  • Exfoliate before you hydrate and moisturize. This way, you remove the dead skin cells that may hamper your skin’s absorption.
  • As much as possible, do not take hot showers or baths, because the heat reduces your skin’s moisture and protective oils.
  • When the weather feels like it’s drying out your skin, have a water spritzer handy to keep your skin moist.

Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion and Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion are available in drugstores, department stores and supermarkets nationwide. Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion also now comes in a new 118ml size with an SRP of Php 300.00.

Did you know that your skin can be moisturized but not properly hydrated? Hydration and moisturization are actually two different things. When you hydrate your skin, you ensure that your skin cells retain more water, resulting in healthier- and younger-looking skin. When you moisturize, you apply a protective layer on your skin that ensures that the moisture in your cells is not lost.

Coca-Cola The drink for every soldier: Filipino troops in Marawi with beverage supply

The Coca-Cola System in the Philippines takes this time to honor and salute all Filipino troops stationed in various parts of Mindanao – the men and women who have dedicated their lives to reclaim and ensure peace for our fellow Filipinos.
Coca-Cola started the delivery of beverage products to Camp Evangelista as a symbol of their support for military troops in the area. Coca-Cola was welcomed by Major General Benjamin Madrigal Jr., Division Commander of the 4th Infantry Division. Atty. Adel Tamano, Coca-Cola Philippines VP for Public Affairs and Communications and Rommin Diaz, Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines External Communications and Sustainability Area Manager. 

Starting today, August 4, Coca-Cola Philippines, bottling partner Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines, and Coca-Cola Philippines Foundation, commit to support the Armed Forces of the Philippines by providing supplies of beverage products that will contribute to their well-being during their time of service.

The troops deployed in Marawi City will be given priority. A steady supply of beverages, which includes sports drink brand Powerade, Coca-Cola, and bottled water Wilkins Pure will be provided daily. Aside from being a beverage, bottled water is also used in the battlefield to clean and treat wounded soldiers.

Major General Benjamin Madrigal Jr., Division Commander of the 4th Infantry Division in Northern Mindanao said that the support given by companies like Coca-Cola and private individuals boosts the morale of the soldiers. While combat is the expertise of the troops, going to war and putting their lives on the line is the least of the things that they hope for.

The Coca-Cola System in the Philippines will also be extending additional support through the implementation of various sustainability programs for the Filipino troops and their families. A memorandum of agreement will be signed between the parties to formalize the support for our uniformed personnel.

Every day, countless Filipino soldiers display gallantry, courage, and true heroism in the name of duty to our country.

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 nearly 3,900 beverage choices. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our company's portfolio features 21 billion-dollar brands, 19 of which are available in reduced-, low- or no-calorie options. These 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 www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo, visit our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com or find us on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company.

SM Hotels for rewarding stays and free getaways in partner with GetGo

"We are very excited to launch this partnership with SM Hotels as it offers more relaxing and rewarding ways for our members to earn GetGo points, towards availing of free Cebu Pacific flights." ~Nik Laming, GetGo Loyalty Division general manager
GetGo Loyalty Division general manager Nik Laming and SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. executive vice president Peggy Angeles seal the partnership during the MOA signing.

GetGo members can earn rewards points with:
  • Taal Vista Hotel at (02) 917-8225
  • Radisson Blu Cebu at (032) 402-9900
  • Park Inn by Radisson Davao at (82) 272-7600
  • Park Inn by Radisson Clark at (45) 598-7000
  • Pico Sands Hotel at (02) 464-7800

To book a stay based on qualified room rates. Members need to mention their GetGo number when booking and present their cards upon check-in.
“We are excited to partner with Cebu Pacific through its loyalty program, GetGo. Cebu Pacific is heralded as the leader in innovation and creativity in the country’s aviation industry. Since its foundation more than two decades ago, it has been one of the stalwarts in the promotion of Philippine tourism, a passion shared by our hotel properties." ~Peggy Angeles, SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. executive vice president
For more information on memberships and partners, visit www.getgo.com.ph, or call +632 71-GETGO (43846). The latest updates are also on GetGoPH's official pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Spending a relaxing day or a week at some of the country’s luxurious hotels is now even more rewarding as GetGo, the lifestyle rewards program of Cebu Pacific, partners with SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. to bring its members closer to free flights to their dream destinations!

SunSpa Boracay A rejuvenating massage amid a rainy day

One of the best relaxing massages and spa treatments you can experience in Boracay is at the SunSpa, located at Sun Villa Beachfront, between Stations 1 and 2; and at Sun Villa Hilltop in Station 2. 

Even with intermittent rain showers, huge waves and cool breeze, Boracay still has many great things to offer during the wet season. Beat the bad weather blues with a rejuvenating massage as Boracay has many spa houses where you can enjoy a soothing massage. 

Pamper and soothe your tired body, mind and spirit with relaxing massages and other spa treatments such as SunSpa’s Body Massage, Bentosa (Cupping) Body Massage or Stone Massage. You can also enjoy a revitalizing Sun Treatment for your face and body, or give your tired feet a foot spa.  

What’s more, you can also treat yourself with SunSpa’s body scrub or waxing services that will surely energize and give you a smooth, healthy-looking skin. Not in the mood to go outside your bedroom? Experience a replenishing massage in the comforts of your hotel as SunSpa also offers hotel service, with no extra charge. All services at the SunSpa are handled by experienced and highly trained therapists for a safe and quality pampering session you can experience in Boracay.
Pamper and soothe your tired body, mind and spirit with relaxing massages and other spa treatments at SunSpa.

For inquiries and reservations, please call SunSpa Boracay at 63-36-288-5541, 63-36-288-4410, 63-36-288-5915, 63-36-288-1306 or 0998-987-6479.

SunSpa offers a wide array of massages and other beauty services that match your rejuvenating needs – whether you’re a solo traveler, a couple or barkada. 

Huwebes, Agosto 10, 2017

European fintech said Your social media info may be key for approval of loan

“With virtually everyone in the Philippines having a social media account, regardless of social status or economic standing, it is easy to see why these are great tools for mining data. And for a country that has yet to adopt a universal ID system, the basic information provided by Filipino users on these sites become extremely helpful in verifying identities, which in turn helps us to approve more loans for more people, and at faster speeds while managing risk. This, along with our use of other data sources such as from credit bureaus helps us to approve even unbanked or first-time borrowers while mitigating risk. All of these data sources are crucial because the more data we have, the better the chances of approving credit worthy individuals. At the same time, we are happy to be able to promote financial inclusion by helping the government build a comprehensive credit database, while being a responsible lender at the same time.” ~Leos Gregor, Head of Risk at Home Credit Philippines

Home Credit: gathering, matching consumers’ information on social media crucial to risk management for financing first-time borrowers

With Filipinos reported to be spending more time on social media than any other country in the world, the ability of platforms such as Facebook, Viber and Instagram to connect people and build communities is more potent than ever.

Fast loan approval
Gregor explained that Home Credit currently has one of the fastest, if not the fastest, loan processing and approval times in both the local and international finance industry, requiring only two valid IDs from the applicant. In the Philippines, where majority of applicants are approved within less than 5 minutes, Home Credit’s automated system can quickly receive a loan application form and determine if the application is approved or declined.

A portion of this time is spent doing data check on customers’ social media accounts, wherein Home Credit’s underwriting system will match information provided in the applicant’s loan application with their social media information. 

Supporting financial inclusion in PH
Gregor noted that especially for first-time borrowers with no existing credit records, having social media accounts that contain accurate identification and as much relevant information as possible can increase their chances of loan approval. 

Safe lender
Gregor noted that to ensure that first-time borrowers are included in the financial system in a responsible and sustainable way, Home Credit Philippines’ loan products come with “safe lending” features, such as the option to avail of insurance along with the loan; a 15 day “cooling-off” period that allows customers to pay back the full loan at no added cost within this time period; customer-friendly repayment tools meant to address various financial difficulties; and Home Credit’s “Our Commitment” that promises full transparency on loan products with no hidden charges.  

Since launching in Manila in 2013, Home Credit Philippines has seen rapid growth in its business of providing in-store financing of gadgets, appliances and other goods, and has served over 1.2 million customers. Its network of retail partners now spans more than 3,000 partner stores in Metro Manila and 36 provinces nationwide, where they offer 0% interest promos and other popular products.

At the same time, a new, important role is emerging for these social media sites: as a rich source of big data, and for finance companies, a new tool for approving loans and managing risk—especially for those borrowing for the first time.

Home Credit Philippines is a consumer finance provider that promotes the principles of financial inclusion and safe lending, providing world-class financing services to qualified customers, often first-time borrowers. Company’s core business is non-cash, no-collateral instore financing of purchases for customers, seeking to buy appliances and mobile devices (computers, tablets, laptops and mobile phones) through monthly installments without a credit card. Home Credit Philippines operates in Metro Manila and in 36 Philippine provinces, with a blueprint to expand its business to other Philippines developed cities. Home Credit Philippines is headquartered in Bonifacio Global City, Metro Manila, total employee strength is over 6,700 and keeps growing, with over 1,200,000 customers and counting served. Home Credit Philippines is part of Home Credit B.V. (HCBV), an international consumer finance provider. More information on Home Credit Philippines is available at www.homecredit.ph. 

'Home Credit B.V. (‘HCBV’ or 'the Group') is an international consumer finance provider with operations in 11 countries where there is high potential to grow. Founded in 1997, we focus on responsible lending primarily to people with little or no credit history. Our services are simple, easy and fast. We operate in highly attractive markets with significant barriers to entry. We are a leading provider of consumer finance in selected countries. It is our experience and knowledge across the different markets, which sustainably puts us ahead of our competitors. We drive and broaden financial inclusion for the unbanked population by providing a positive and safe borrowing experience – the first for many of our customers. We promote higher living standards and meet borrowers’ financial needs. Our 120.2 thousand employees have so far served over 70 million customers through the vast distribution network comprising 270,537 points of sale, loan offices, branches and post offices. HCBV’s total consolidated assets reached EUR 14.7 million as at 31 December 2016. More information on HCBV is available at www.homecredit.net. 

The majority shareholder (88.62% stake) of Home Credit B.V. is PPF Financial Holdings B.V., a 100% subsidiary of PPF Group N.V. (“PPF”). PPF invests into multiple market segments such as banking and financial services, telecommunications, insurance, real estate, metal mining, agriculture, retail and biotechnology. PPF's reach spans from Europe to Russia, the USA and across Asia. PPF owns assets of EUR 24.2 billion (as at 30 June 2016). More information on PPF is available at www.ppf.eu. 

A minority stake (11.38%) of Home Credit B.V. is held by EMMA OMEGA LTD, an investment holding company ultimately owned by Mr. Jirí Smejc. More information on Emma Capital is available at www.emmacapital.cz. 

Isuzu Alabang First Truck of the Year Dealer Talk

“The Isuzu D-Max has been a solid contender for the TOTY-P for many years. But with the advent of the new 3.0 diesel engine with variable geometry turbocharging, it finally has a leg up on the competition. Combined with its already impressive utility and value for money, this cemented its win. That such a seemingly minor change can have such a huge effect is a testament to how closely fought these awards are, and how competitive the local truck market is at the moment. This is also a validation of our comprehensive qualitative and technical testing. The Truck of the Year award goes not to the most popular contender, but the most capable.” ~CAGI Technical Director Niky Tamayo 
About 100 attendees participated in the 'Dealer Talks' which included customers, the media and the various units of Isuzu Automotive Dealerships, Inc.  from Rizal, Alabang, Cavite and Pasig.

Where most awards are based on a popularity vote or a review of technical aspects or on-paper specifications, TOTY-P judging features a comprehensive scoring system refined over the past decade, encompassing both subjective (Qualitative) and objective (Technical) criteria. 

With the aim to further communicate Car Awards Group, Inc.’s (CAGI) advocacy of focusing on real-world testing to determine the best vehicles in the market, the 13-year organization of motoring journalists staged the first Truck of the Year Dealer Talks at Isuzu Alabang in Muntinlupa City. Following the success of the pioneering session for the reigning Car of the Year winner Honda Civic RS Turbo recently held at Honda Cars Manila Bay in ASEANA City,sr Paranaque City, CAGI continued the momentum for the 2016 Truck of the Year winner Isuzu D-Max 4x2 3.0 LS AT.
"The procedures undertaken and the results achieved during COTY and TOTY evaluations are independent, unbiased and objectively performed. Our Firm continues to help CAGI in creating a system wherein price is incorporated in the assessment of the vehicles." ~Cedie Dimaculangan, Advisory Manager of KPMG RGM&Co.'s 
Forging a partnership with Isuzu Automotive Dealership, Inc. (IADI) with the help of Isuzu Philippines Corporation, CAGI  through the said talk was able to commune to about 100 participants composed mostly of sales representatives from Alabang, Rizal, Cavite and Pasig dealerships. CAGI believes that these sales agents are the front-liners that would best share the message to the consumers as they could pitch the importance of the TOTY award.
“We knew we had to make this happen since CAGI is the only organization in the country that has been conducting instrumented tests for each new vehicle every year. For us, having the privilege to be named Truck of the Year Philippines was special and we had to relay this to our customers.” ~Pam See, IADI Marketing Manager
For the first time ever, outsiders were granted access to the inner workings of Truck of the Year, from candidate selection to testing, to scoring, to awarding. 

For CAGI, the D-Max’s win was earned through a cutthroat performance in their technical tests, particularly the actual on track performance, price, safety and utility. Price, for one, had Isuzu ahead of competition as the brand has always been very competitive in this area, while the same goes with the safety of their vehicles compared to other trucks in the same price range. 
<L-R> Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI) Technical Director Mariano Tamayo; CAGI President Ronald de los Reyes; Isuzu Automotive Dealership, Inc.- Isuzu Alabang Marketing Manager Pam See; Isuzu Philippines Corporation, Corporate Communications, Yvonne Linchangco; KPMG RG. Manabat & Co. Risk and Advisory Manager Cedie Dimaculangan highlight the 2016 Truck of the Year winner Isuzu D-Max 4x2 3.0 LS AT for the dealer talks.

Handling-wise, Isuzu’s user-friendliness was an advantage as other pick-ups were stiffer. There were no sudden oversteer or understeer. During the actual test, the D-Max simply went where one wanted it to. Its remarkable steering was not as heavy as on some competitors, which allowed the D-Max to score in the upper-half of the field in terms of slalom times. 

In terms of braking, the D-Max 4x2 beat out all the rest with a 30.1 meter stop from 80 km/h. 

In acceleration, the D-Max, this time, made a difference. The new variable geometry turbo helped it put in a convincing stance. For the D-Max to go toe to toe with competitors was impressive as it springs from 5 km/h to 80 kmh in only 7.6 seconds while clocking in 10.6 seconds at the 0-100 benchmark—which was a big improvement over the previous generation. 

For this year, CAGI is again set to finding the best in the field thru these actual instrumented tests and they will again be partnering with KPMG RG. Manabat & Co. and Carmudi Philippines with their venue being hosted by Ayala Land’s Arca South in Taguig City. 

These Dealer Talks are supported by Petron Corporation and NLEX Corporation.
The Car Awards Group, Inc. has members from the following media entities: Business Mirror, Cebu Daily News, Daily Tribune, Malaya Business Insight, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, The Manila Times, Bulgar, Mindanao Daily News, AQ Magazine, Autocar.Ph, C! Magazine, Motorcycle Magazine, Power Wheels Magazine, Top Gear Philippines, 2nerMagazine.com, Iginition.ph, Carmudi Magazine, InterAksyon.com, Kotse.com, ManilaSpeak.com, MotionCars.com, Ride and Drive Phils., Speed by MP Turbo, SprocketPh.com, TessDrive.com, TimeAttackManila.com, DZMM, Inside Motoring on DZRJ 810 AM, Mellow 94.7, Motoring sa DZME, The Motoring Page on Mellow 94.7 FM, ABS-CBN, Auto Review, Speed Magazine and Wheels & Gears Magazine.

Balancing the two is a difficult task, but CAGI has been refining this process for over a decade. Most recently, with KPMG R.G. Manabat & Co. (KPMG RGM&Co.) as its official tabulator, CAGI’s awards have further been enhanced and made of more value to emanate stronger credibility and prestige.

“Playing House” Returns for New Season on Sony Channel

Playing House Season 3 premieres August 20 and airs every Sunday at 7:30pm, part of ROFLing Sundays first and exclusive on Sony Channel.

Childhood best friends Maggie Caruso (Lennon Parham) and Emma Crawford (Jessica St. Clair) are back, and they are bringing their fun friends with them. 

Your favorite “sisters” continue their adventures as their friendship faces its biggest challenge yet in the new season of the comedy series Playing House, which premieres on Sony Channel this August.

In the new season, the tables are turned as Emma needs all the support she can have from Maggie after she is diagnosed with breast cancer. With the people who love her by her side, Emma undergoes treatment and emerges somehow happier and more fulfilled than she has ever been.

Despite their differences, Maggie and Emma get through the hard times as they complement each other the way only best friends can - by facing the challenges of their past, present and future together.

Sony Channel is available on SKYCable Channel 35, Destiny Cable Channel 62, Cignal Channel 120, G Sat Channel 48, and Cablelink Channel 39.

Despite their differences, Maggie and Emma get through the hard times as they complement each other the way only best friends can - by facing the challenges of their past, present and future together.

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. 

Martes, Agosto 1, 2017

Earn more GetGo points to Go gadget-shopping

GetGo members looking to buy new gadgets and accessories are in for awesome treats as the lifestyle rewards program gives more ways to earn rewards points and get exciting perks, through buying the latest products from Digital Walker, Anker, Garmin, and availing of Flytpack services.
Shop for the hottest gadgets to earn 15 extra GetGo points with a P1,500 minimum purchase in participating Digital Walker branches.

Digital Walker
Head over to any participating Digital Walker branch to earn 15 GetGo points with a P1,500 minimum purchase! Shopping for more? GetGo also gives 5 extra points for every additional P500 spend. Promo runs until September 30, 2017 only.
Every P100 spend on Anker and Garmin products entitles GetGo members to earn 35 GetGo points until October 9, 2017 only!

Anker and Garmin
Members can be rewarded with 35 GetGo points for every P100 spend on Anker and Garmin products until October 9, 2017 only.
Using GetGo promo code “GetGo20”, enjoy a 20% discount on Flytpack Wi-Fi rental and stay connected to the internet wherever you may be.

To avail of these exciting reward promos, simply present your GetGo card or any proof of membership upon purchase at participating stores. Just make sure your name matches the registered GetGo account. GetGo points will be credited to the account 15 working days from the date of purchase. 

Travelers who stay connected online through Flytpack Wi-Fi rental can get 20% off on all types of router bookings until November 5, 2017. To avail of the discount, visit www.flytpack.com and choose the rental service. Don’t forget to input the GetGo promo code “GetGo20”, as well as the GetGo number to be used in the payment page to enjoy this exciting promo!

Flytpack terms and conditions apply, the 20% discount only applies to Flytpack Wi-Fi rental fee, and the GetGo promo-code is for one-time use only.

All promo offers are not valid in conjunction with other promos, discounts, and vouchers. So hurry, reward yourself with more GetGo points when you shop at Digital Walker, buy Anker or Garmin products, or rent a Flytpack Wi-Fi router. All these gadget must-haves to get your travels going!

For more information on GetGo membership and promo partners, visit www.getgo.com.ph. Stay updated on the latest promos by liking GetGoPH's official pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Blackwater His and Hers Perfumes

Blackwater Sports One has a complex masculine vanilla scent for men aiming for a stylish and unique appeal. 

Meanwhile, its counterpart Blackwater Women Activ One goes beyond the usual florals with deeper, more complex notes for a refreshing appeal. Blackwater Sports One and Blackwater Women Activ One are available at Blackwater counters at any leading supermarket, drugstores, convenience stores, and department stores nationwide. 

To know more about Blackwater and its products, visit their official Instagram page @blackwaterelite, and follow www.facebook.com/BlackwaterForMen

Much like yin and yang where two opposites complement each other, Blackwater, the cologne line of leading cosmetics brand Ever Bilena, offers matching fragrances for men and women.