Huwebes, Mayo 31, 2018

Jollibee back-to-school Toys this June!

Jollibee Toys

This June, young kids can have more fun while learning new things and doing school work as they go through enjoyable adventures with Jollibee and friends—their Jollibee School Pals.

Available with every Jolly Kiddie Meal, the Jollibee School Pals is a set of back-to-school toys, each with different functions, that enable kids to be more creative at home and inside the classroom.

Young students can use the Jollibee Sharpener to keep their pencils from getting dull as they watch Jollibee spin around. With the Hetty Tape Dispenser, they can make Hetty turn as they pull strips of adhesive tape for their school projects.

With the Popo Stamper, kids can watch Popo dribble the ball while they creatively decorate their projects. They can also use the Twirlie Notepad to write messages to their classmates by simply opening the base to get the notepad. After, they can pull the lever at the back to see Twirlie’s hands move with excitement.

Drawing lines and shapes is more fun with the Yum Multi-Tools. Kids just need to poke the opening at the bottom of the base to get the ruler, stencil, and paper clips. They can also turn the gear to watch Yum spin around.

Assemble your kid’s Jollibee School Pals in time for the opening of classes with every purchase of a Jolly Kiddie Meal: Yum Burger Meal at P97, Jolly Spaghetti Meal at P100 or 1-piece Chickenjoy Meal at P127, each with its own Jolly Joy Box.  

Hurry, complete the entire Jollibee School Pals set, available until June 30. Head over to the nearest Jollibee branch to collect all five toys that can help make school more fun for kids!

Get New OPPO F7 Youth more affordable at Hoem Credit!

“We want to bring brands like OPPO closer to consumers because they always manage to offer something new to the market. Home Credit wants to provide a good smartphone experience to a wider public with the help of our products.” ~Mr. Petr Korinek, Home Credit Philippines Head of Sales

OPPO Philippines has recently added a new member to their F7 family with the OPPO F7 Youth. Designed for the younger crowd, the model is the midrange smartphone brand’s response to the needs of today’s generation of smartphone users with its top-notch performance, 4GB RAM, large 64G Storage, and stylish design and color.

The model, which only retails for Php13,990, is the more affordable version of the best-selling OPPO F7. With the brand’s long-standing partnership with Fintech company Home Credit, anyone can easily avail the F7 Youth even without a credit card in 6-month installments at 0% rate until June 30. All one needs to do is approach a Home Credit sales associate from a participating store, submit their application form, present two (2) valid IDs, and wait a few minutes to get approved! 

Despite its pocket-friendly price tag, the F7 Youth comes packed with the latest smartphone features like the Facial Unlock, AI (Artificial Intelligence) technology, and AR Stickers to name a few. It also carries the same Helio P60 Octa-Core processor which is 80 percent faster than smartphones in the same price range.

Selfies made smarter
Of course, OPPO stays true to its title of ‘Selfie Expert’ with its front camera’s AI Beauty Technology 2.0—a feature that can also be found in the F7. The F7 Youth redefines selfie-taking with the technology’s capability to analyze a person’s features and beautifying them using OPPO’s improved facial optimization technology. 

The 13MP rear camera also packs a punch with its A.I. Scene Recognition function which processes 16 different scenarios shot in real time to capture the right balance of brightness, exposure, color, and contrast. This, together with the depth-of-field effect, makes for impressive-looking photos. 
Function and power combined

To fit the generation it is designed for, the F7 Youth is streamlined to be intelligent and powerful with its functions. Its screen showcases navigation shortcuts for convenient app surfing while its A.I. Recognition Technology equips the model with a smart and fast facial unlock feature. 
In terms of power, the model carries the world’s first nm A.I. processor which gives it the edge of being 80 percent faster than previous smartphones. Its 3,410mAh battery, which has enough juice to last 15 hours of continuous usage for a whole day of charge, is complemented by an equally smart A.I. battery management system. 

Designed for the stylish youth
The OPPO F7 Youth is as impressive on the outside as it is inside. It comes in two sophisticated colors or Solar Red and special Diamond Black which has a unique triangular-cut pattern on its cover that shimmer as it catches the light. 

In terms of the screen, the model provides an immersive viewing experience with its 6.0-inch FHD+ screen. Its bezels are 1.98mm razor-thin with the display maximized to keep the F7 Youth’s lightweight but comfortable design. 

The OPPO F7 Youth will be accepting pre-orders from May 28 to June 1, 2018. 

You may visit for more information on Home Credit’s promos for OPPO, store locations, and loans.

Though the model is designed with the younger generation in mind, the OPPO F7 Youth is a great smartphone of choice for anyone. Thankfully, everyone can have a chance to take it home with help from Home Credit. 

Must-See Royal Places and Crown Jewels on your next Luxury Tour!

The world’s most iconic monarchies shine brightest in the vestments and residences they own.

Thailand Grand Palace

More than the power and prestige that monarchs hold, it’s the artifacts and buildings signifying sovereignty that capture people’s imaginations. From the Forbidden City in Beijing to the British Crown Jewels in the Tower of London, these regal legacies embody the pomp and splendor of royalty commoners can only dream of.

We commoners may never get the chance to own these regal vestments and mansions. But with good enough savings, we can at least treat ourselves to a luxury vacation for a glimpse of these once-exclusive royal attractions. Thinking of spending a little to see some of history's most renowned symbols of royalty? Here are a few ideas that will take you beyond the usual experience of crowns and castles.

Symbols of Japan’s Chrysanthemum Throne
Tokyo Imperial Palace Fujimi Yagura

Just a few kilometers from Tokyo Station in Japan, the Imperial Palace offers scenic views in the East Garden where the public can stroll around arboreal spaces surrounded by deep moats and towering stone walls. Guided tours are restricted outside the buildings. Fortunately, the inner precincts open during two occasions: the customary New Year’s greeting every January 2 and the Emperor’s birthday.

As for Japan’s Imperial Regalia, the Three Sacred Treasures are distributed in three holy shrines dedicated to the Shinto Goddess Amaterasu: the jewel Yasakani no Magatama housed in the Imperial Palace; the mirror Yata no Kagami kept in the Grand Shrine of Ise, Mie Prefecture; and the sword Kusanagi no Tsurugi located in Atsuta Shrine at Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. These relics are not on public display, but tourists can still visit the Museum of the Imperial Collections in the East Garden to see the imperial household treasures including paintings, pottery, sculptures, and calligraphy.

Seat of Thailand’s Royal House
Thailand Grand Palace

In the heart of Bangkok, Thailand, the Grand Palace boasts impressive architecture with several gilded pagodas and intricate embellishments on pavilions, temples, and royal halls. Proper clothing such as long pants and sleeves is a must to gain entry as part of a dress code; otherwise, a booth at the entrance can provide clothes for a small deposit fee.

The Thai royal regalia consists of several items used for the coronation rites. These include the Royal Nine-Tiered Umbrella, the Great Crown of Victory, the Sword of Victory, the Royal Staff, the Royal Slippers, the Royal Fan and Flywhisk, the four Royal Utensils, and the eight Weapons of Sovereignty. All these together with other national treasures are on display in the Pavilion of Regalia, Royal Decorations, and Coins at the Grand Palace.

Remains of the Holy Roman Empire
Kaiserberg Burg

Dominating the Nuremburg skyline in Bavaria, Germany, is Kaiserburg Castle, home to the German kings of the Holy Roman Empire for about 500 years.  Notable attractions include the Romanesque double chapel featuring a Gothic crucifix by Northern Renaissance German sculptor, Veit Stross. Others are the Imperial Apartments containing antique furniture, tapestries, and artwork, as well as the Imperial Castle Museum featuring an array of armaments.

The Imperial Regalia, however, is housed in Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria. On display include the stone-studded Imperial Crown, the Imperial Scepter, the Imperial Orb, the Imperial Sword, and the Holy Lance said to have pierced the side of Jesus during his crucifixion. These, among a host of regalia and reliquaries on exhibit, are only part of a large secular collection from across Europe.

Pride of Scotland
Crown Jewels

Tourists at the United Kingdom often think of the Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London’s 140 royal ceremonial objects including the Imperial State Crown, the Sovereign’s Orb, and the Sovereign’s Scepter when planning a royal sightseeing. For a different monarchical experience, Scotland is a must-visit.

Edinburgh Castle from the North

Standing on an outcrop of volcanic rock, Scotland’s Edinburgh Castle has seen plenty of palace intrigues, imprisonments, and even murders throughout the stronghold’s centuries-old history. Some of the places to explore include the twelfth-century St. Margaret’s Chapel, the massive Mons Meg cannon, and the Stone of Destiny used for the coronation of Scottish monarchs and, later on, the monarchs of unified Great Britain.

The Scottish Crown Jewels once worn by Mary Queen of Scots are on display in the Crown Room of Edinburgh Castle together with the Stone of Destiny. Known as the Honours of Scotland, these royal articles include the Crown first donned by James V, the Scepter gifted to James IV by Pope Alexander VI, and the Sword of State also given to James IV by Pope Julius II.


As the oldest set of crown jewels in the British Isles, the Honours played many roles from crowing ancient Scottish kings and queens to representing the Monarch at the Scottish Parliament in modern times. Curious about the history of the Scottish regalia and its first possessors?

Follow the exploits of Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, in Reign, every Tuesday at 9:45PM on Blue Ant Entertainment.

Blue Ant Entertainment is available on:

  • SKYcable channels 53 (SD) and 196 (HD)
  • SKYdirect channel 35
  • Destiny Cable channel 53
  • Cablelink channels 37 (SD) and 313 (HD).

For more updates, follow Blue Ant Entertainment at, on Twitter, and on Instagram.

Lunes, Mayo 21, 2018

MOA Arena star-studded line-up of acts this May

“I only have one job here, and that is to entertain all of you.” ~Harry Styles, as he rocked the Arena with hits “Sign of the Times” and “Only Angel” from his self-titled album
Bruno Mars opening the stage with his band The Hooligans

On April 28, passionate K-pop fans of EXO filled-up the Arena during the Elyxion concert, the 4th installment of the superstar group’s world tour. The multi-awarded K-pop band held a show complete with laser beams, a stylish bar, and light effects that matched their songs perfectly. With fans like EXO-Ls, the show took a mesmerizing turn as the audience made an ocean of silver with their light sticks moving to the beats of the band. 

EXO showcasing their intricate choreography to their hits

After his last concert with One Direction in 2015, May 1 saw the return of Harry Styles to the Philippines with his first solo tour. Harry did not disappoint as he serenaded his fans with a powerful performance. 

Just a day after Harry’s show, the Arena was again filled with eager fans for another world-renowned performer: Bruno Mars. 

Harry Styles serenading his fans on his first tour in Manila

The concert kicked-off with a bang, as award-winning dance crew Jabawockeez took to the stage, and segued to Bruno Mars and his band, the Hooligans. The Grammy Award-winning artist brought the house down as he started off with his chart-topping hits “Finesse” and “24K Magic”. 

The 2-day concert attracted Bruno Mars fans including local celebrities Vicky Belo, Vice Ganda, Ogie Alcasid, Luis Manzano, Jessy Mendiola, Carmina Villaroel, power couple Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes, Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Maxene Magalona. Some of the celebrities came with their families and friends.

The 24K Magic Tour Manila came to a close with Bruno dedicating “Just The Way You Are” to his beloved Filipino fans. Truly a tour to remember, his performance showered the crowd with gold confetti that matched his eclectic energy on stage. 

May marks the anniversary of the Mall of Asia Arena, which launched its first show in 2012, with Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Ball Tour. As Manila is currently a hot scene for world-renowned acts, the venue takes pride in continuously being a host to many live shows. True to the vision of the SM Group to bring quality entertainment to the Philippines, the Arena has now become a valuable partner to the nation’s top promoters and organizers who repeatedly chooses the Mall of Asia Arena as an avenue for their events.

Apart from catering to various audiences, the Arena is also home to corporate brands -  with partners like:
  • PLDT
  • Globe
  • Unilever
  • Solaire
  • LBC
  • Tanduay
  • Meralco
  • Powerstroke
  • 8990 Holdings
  • Belle Corporation
  • Newly-boarded partners Peerless Products Manufacturing Corporation and Oriental Group Entertainment and Leisure, enjoying the venue’s shows, amenities, and advertising assets on a yearly basis. 

In the coming months, more anticipated events will happen at the Arena such as the PBA and UAAP finals, and concerts by popular artists like Niall Horan, Sam Smith, Paramore, Wanna One, Tiffany and Debbie Gibson, and Celine Dion. 

To keep updated on the Mall of Asia Arena announcements, visit or follow the official social media accounts at @moaarena

This summer, countless wide-eyed fans came for an experience of a lifetime with their favorite artists at the Mall of Asia Arena. The venue had one of its most jam-packed weeks of the year with back-to-back sold-out shows from some of the world’s biggest acts. 

SM Lifestyle Entertainment Incorporated or SMLEI is the lifestyle and entertainment company of SM Prime Holdings Inc. that offers the best in events, movies, and leisure. The company has now grown major brands, which include the Mall of Asia Arena, SM Tickets, e-PLUS Tap to Pay, SM Skating Rink, SM Bowling and Leisure Center, Snack Time, and SM Cinema.  SMLEI aims to promote bonding activities among Filipino families and friends, through entertainment and leisure facilities, while advocating the ease of use and personalized service created to complement the Filipino lifestyle.

AXA gives insurance to kids of Jr. NBA

Photo shows AXA chief customer officer Amor Balagtas (fourth from left) and coach Dick Gawat (leftmost) with the AXA-sponsored kids.

AXA, the official insurance partner of the NBA in the Philippines, supported young Filipino basketball players as they participated in the Jr. NBA Philippines presented by Alaska Regional Selection Camp in Metro Manila. AXA backed:
  • Johnrey Catalan
  • Jamir Baldomar
  • Christian Jaojoco
  • Dexter Lugmay
  • Razel de Torres
  • John Greg Gawat
  • Jam Lachica

Who joined over 800 young players ages 10-14 at the tryouts held in Don Bosco Technical Institute, Makati City. AXA supports the NBA’s global youth basketball participation program, which teaches the fundamental skills and core values of basketball. For more information, visit

American Idol Performance and Finale Shows

Performance show – Monday, May 21 at 8am (7am JKT/BKK)
Finale result show – Tuesday, May 22 at 9am (8am JKT/BKK)

Watch the live broadcast of the performance show on Monday, May 21 at 8am (7am JKT/BKK) and the finale result show on Tuesday, May 22 at 9am (8am JKT/BKK) on Sony Channel. Get ahead of the internet spoilers and watch the excitement directly from the US with Sony Channel’s live broadcast of American Idol’s performance and finale result shows! 

If you can’t get enough of their spectacular performances, tune-in to the encores of the performance show on Monday, May 21 at 6pm (5pm JKT/BKK) and 9.45pm (8:45pm JKT/BKK), and the finale result show on Tuesday May 22 at 6pm (5pm JKT/BKK) and 9:45pm (8:45pm JKT/BKK).

After an exciting and unpredictable journey, America has voted for the top three hopefuls who will be performing next week to take this season’s American Idol crown:  
  • Gabby Barrett’s 18-year-old (@gabbybarrett_) magnetic personality and powerhouse vocals have received high praise from the judges, Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan.

  • Caleb Lee Hutchinson, Country singer (@calebleemusic) has been the hot favorite this season with his deep, soulful vocals and boyish charms. 

  • Maddie Poppe (@maddiepoppe), a 20-year-old student who has a very distinct voice, stood out from the rest of the competitors with her unique take on popular songs. 

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

Join Sony Channel event page to watch exclusive clips of their performances and receive reminder posts so that you wouldn’t miss the show. For more information, visit and @SonyChannelAsia on Facebook and Twitter. 

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. 

Visit, and join the conversation @SonyChannelAsia on Facebook and Twitter. 

AXA Philippines first management trainee boot camp

Photo shows the 40 young talents who participated in the activities with AXA Philippines president and CEO Rahul Hora, chief customer officer Amor Balagtas, chief transformation and technology officer John Hilson, and chief human resource officer Jaspreet Kakar.

Dubbed AXA Bootcamp and held at the Manila Peninsula in Makati City, activities in the three-day workshop included a kick-off dinner with the AXA senior management team, a volunteer activity, and hands-on training through fun, simulation-based exercises. AXA, one of the leading insurance companies in the country, recently conducted its first management trainee program for students from top universities to help equip them with the critical skills needed for success. The program will provide students the opportunity to be offered exciting careers at AXA Philippines. 

Huwebes, Mayo 17, 2018

Trisha Denise Montero Won The Big Beauty Challenge Year 2

“I’m very grateful to have a family who supports my passions. Winning The Big Beauty Challenge will give me the opportunity to go back to cosplaying and support my family at the same time.” ~Trisha Denise Montero, Design Graduate and young mother from Las Piñas City, won The Big Beauty Challenge Year 2

Design graduate and young mother from Las Piñas City, Trisha Denise Montero, won The Big Beauty Challenge Year 2 top prize with her whimsical rendition of the grand finals theme, Extraterrestrial. She first won in the weekly Disney Princess-themed challenge, bested nine other aspiring makeup artists.  She took home Php 70,000.00 cash and Php 30,000.00 worth of Ever Bilena makeup products. The cosplayer, who took a break when she became a mom.

Katherine Catiis won the special People’s Choice Award and Php 20,000.00 in cash. She had the most number of Facebook likes and shares.
Hajie Alejandro received Php 30,000.00 as first runner-up.
Zjhay Taupan got Php 15,000.00 as second runner-up. 

Competition judges were Ever Bilena executives, including:

  • Denise Sy-Muñez, Key Accounts Manager, 
  • Olive Padilla, Marketing Manager
  • Christel Roca, Brand Manager 

The contest, now in its second year, encouraged students, aspiring and professional makeup artists to create a tutorial on how to achieve a complete makeup look following a specific theme and using only Ever Bilena products.
To know more about Ever Bilena and The Big Beauty Challenge Year 2, visit Ever Bilena’s website,  and Facebook page,

Ever Bilena, the country’s leading local cosmetics brand, also carries Ever Bilena Advance, a full range of makeup essentials for young professionals, Ever Bilena Naturals for skin care and Careline cosmetics for teens. It also has the Blackwater brand for fragrance and other personal care products.

Martes, Mayo 15, 2018

A “beautiful mess” led to the creation of the Citizen Jake poster

“It is a feeling of something rough, unpredictable, unfinished, perhaps even damaged that is the story of ‘Citizen Jake.’ Tom got it right for me.” ~Direk Mike de Leon, Citizen Jake Director

Creating a poster is one of the most challenging parts of moviemaking. After all, the poster sums up the story and is considered the symbol of the film long after the screenings. More than a marketing tool, the poster is likened to a precious artwork. 

Mike de Leon and his team purposely took their time before coming up with the poster that would encompass the real spirit and message of “Citizen Jake,” the director’s latest film. After much discussion and deliberation with artist Tom Estrera (who is also the movie’s editor), Direk Mike chose a rough black-and-white sketch in ink and paper to be the design of the poster.

The said image shows a profile of the main character Jake Herrera with a camera in hand and a duffel bag on the shoulder. It shows Jake in work mode capturing the world around him as events happen, as any sensible journalist would. Although one cannot see Jake’s face, the subject looks transfixed at the image captured on the lens. 

There is a story behind the drawing, specifically the noticeable splashy effects on the middle to lower right portions. Actually, the blur was completely unintentional. Tom had momentarily forgotten about the drawing and by the time he came to retrieve it, there was that huge spatter effect that kind of ruined everything. “(But) It was a beautiful mess for me,” says the artist. 
“I placed the artwork out under the sun to let it dry quicky. After a few minutes, it started drizzling.” ~Tom Estrera, Citizen Jake Movie Editor
“Citizen Jake” is a family drama-thriller that tells the story of Jake Herrera, a journalist and an estranged son of a powerful Philippine Senator. Jake is investigating the death of a young female student. The pursuit of justice leads Jake to encounter the ills of Philippine society and test his personal values and convictions. 

Directed, produced, and written by Mike de Leon, the screenplay is also credited to Atom Araullo and Noel Pascual. Cast includes Cherie Gil, Dina Bonnevie, Adrian Alandy, Gabby Eigenmann, Max Collins, Teroy Guzman, Nonie Buencamino, Lou Veloso, Richard Quan, Allan Paule, Anna Luna, Victor Neri, Raquel Villavicencio, Nanding Josef, Ruby Ruiz, Elora Españo, Cholo Barretto, and features Atom Araullo as Jake Herrera.

Follow Citizen Jake on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter:
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Rated R13 without cuts by the MTRCB, catch CITIZEN JAKE in major cinemas nationwide on May 23, exclusively distributed by Solar Pictures. For more details, follow the official Facebook page @CitizenJakeFilm.

Follow Solar Pictures on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @solarpicturesPH.

Lunes, Mayo 14, 2018

LG AI Home That Thinks of You at Innofest Asia 2018

“LG InnoFest is the perfect opportunity to introduce our unique ThinQ AI-enabled products to our partners in key regions. AI technology is fast becoming a part of our world but the realization of how fast this revolution is coming is still unrealized by many consumers. InnoFest allows us to bring our partners — who are engaging local customers on a daily basis — into the fold.” ~Han Chang-hee, vice president of LG’s Global Marketing Center
LG Instaview Multi Door Light Off Hand

InnoFest has come home. This year’s event, themed “An Invitation to the AI Home That Thinks of You,” introduced LG’s range of smart appliances equipped with LG’s SmartThinQ, the brand’s signature AI technology, and high-tech innovations aimed at making daily life easier and more convenient for the consumer.
LG Instaview Multi Door Light Off Hand

After launching show-stopping events in South Africa and France, LG Electronics brought its annual InnoFest roadshow to Asia from April 23 to 25. Held at the new LG Science Park in Seoul, South Korea, InnoFest Asia 2018 welcomed over 250 representatives from LG, its distribution / retail partners and members of the media from all over the region.

In the living room, users were introduced to the pride and joy of LG’s Home Entertainment division: the newest OLED TV model. Equipped with LG's α (Alpha) 9 intelligent processor, LG’s OLED TV offer enhanced picture quality and true-to-life colors from virtually any viewing angle. To complement this superior image rendering feature, LG’s OLED TVs also support Dolby Atmos for an immersive audio-visual experience. AI functionality is also embedded in the sets—viewers can speak directly into the remote control to enjoy the latest voice assistant technology. LG’s ThinQ AI-enabled TVs also use services based on the Electronic Program Guide (EPG) to deliver real-time information and locate channels offering desired content. Viewers can say “search for this movie’s soundtrack” or “turn off the TV when this program is over” without repeating the program’s title or specifying a time.

Guests were able to experience these products for themselves in a set-up designed to emulate a natural home environment. A mock living room, kitchen, and laundry room a displayed a variety of products embedded with AI technology and designed to seamlessly integrate into everyday life. 

LG CLOi Hom-Bot 

LG DUALCOOL with DUAL INVERTER with Air Purifying System

The mock kitchen highlighted LG’s latest InstaView Door-in-Door fridge technology, now applied to Multi-Door refrigerators. Featuring a sleek and elegant stainless steel design, LG’s InstaView Door-in-Door refrigerators come with a glass panel that illuminates the interior with two simple knocks so users can conveniently scan the contents for faster and easier access to their favorite drinks and snacks. This distinctive feature offers an energy-efficient and comfortable way to look inside without opening the appliance door, leading to less cold air escaping and fresher food for longer.

LG InstaView Multi Door Light On

Transforming consumers’ kitchen experience, even more, the InstaView Door-in-Door refrigerator is equipped with LG’s SmartThinQ—users can remotely control their refrigerator with their smartphone, enabling them to set the refrigerator temperature and diagnose appliance problems on a connected application. This smart appliance can also call up recipes based on the ingredients inside the refrigerator, and relay instructions to LG smart ovens, which automatically adjusts cooking setting after receiving the recipe.

LG Smart Inverter Washing Machine

From the kitchen, guests can move on to a makeshift laundry room to experience the TWINWash washing machine, a convenient and time-saving appliance with both the main washer and mini washer that makes it possible to wash two loads of laundry simultaneously. The TWINWash washing machine also comes fully equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity, enabling users to easily control and remotely monitor their appliance, download wash cycles and track energy use.
LG TWINWash Washing Machine

About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. is a global innovator in technology and manufacturing with operations in more than 100 locations around the world. With 2017 global sales of USD 55.4 billion (KRW 61.4 trillion), LG is comprised of five companies―Home Appliance & Air Solutions, Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Vehicle Components and Business-to-Business―and is a world-leading producer of TVs, refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines and mobile devices in addition to premium LG SIGNATURE products and ThinQ featuring artificial intelligence. For more details on how LG products can help improve your life, visit, like @LGPhilippines on Facebook, and follow @LGPhilippines on Instagram.

Brand New Season of “American Ninja Warrior” on AXN

Hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila return for their seventh and fourth seasons, respectively, alongside sideline reporter Kristine Leahy who returns for her second season.  

More thrills and heart-pounding moments are in store when the popular reality competition series American Ninja Warrior returns this May on AXN. This season, a total of 500 competitors attempt to become only the second American Ninja Warrior champion, after 33-year-old busboy-turned-professional rock climber Isaac Caldiero made history and was crowned the first-ever winner in Season 7,  taking home the $1 million grand prize.

Retaining the same format, all competitors must finish the course or be in the top 30 in the qualifying stages to enter the city finals. 

As in the past, the top competitors advance to the national finals in Las Vegas, where the grueling Mt. Midoriyama will be the final course of the competition.

In the latest season, competitors push their fighting forms to the limit as they take on the world’s most challenging obstacle courses - including 28 new obstacles - in the qualifying rounds held in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Oklahoma City, and Philadelphia.

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

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 SEAL Team and MacGyver, to The Amazing Race Asia and Asia’s Got Talent, 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.

Star Search for New Season of Asia’s Got Talent Online Auditions for Season 3!

“Shock us, amaze us, thrill us and take a chance on your future. AXN offers performers from over 15 countries in Asia one of the world’s largest platforms in which to amplify their careers. The finalists featured in our first two seasons have gone on to perform internationally, which is a testament to the power of Asia’s Got Talent in launching exciting new talent globally. The Sacred Riana was not your typical talent act, but she captured the imaginations of millions of AXN viewers across the region who voted for her as the ultimate winner. I hope that Riana will inspire a new generation of performers to take the first step in pursuing their dreams and submit their auditions online” ~Derek Wong, Vice President of Production, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia
(This could be you! – Asia’s Got Talent Season 2 Finalists) 

Auditions are open to aspiring performers of any age, any background and with any dream. Dancing, acrobatics, magic, comedy, athletic feats, singing, musical instruments – the AXN producers want to see it all. AXN, the leading English general entertainment channel, and producer of Asia’s Got Talent announced today that the online auditions for the third season of its hit-rated series will open on May 16 at
Asia’s Got Talent Season 2 Winner The Sacred Riana

The Sacred Riana, winner of Asia’s Got Talent Season 2, was discovered in Indonesia and became an overnight viral sensation in 2017 as she mesmerized – and terrified – viewers with her astoundingly spooky illusions. Her performances achieved over 70 million collective views on Facebook and YouTube alone and trended globally at #2. 

Aspiring stars can visit from May 16 until July 9, 2018, to submit their applications. The audition video should be a maximum of two minutes and should include a short introduction of the performer and their act. 

In addition to the online auditions, AXN will hold a series of open auditions in major cities across the region starting in June. Cities, dates, and venues will be announced in the coming weeks via AXN’s TV channel and website as well as its Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube platforms (@AXNAsia).

Asia’s Got Talent Season 3 Open Auditions in Singapore 

The Got Talent franchise was created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and is coproduced 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 is Asia’s leading general entertainment channel, featuring exclusive top-rated drama series, blockbuster features, reality programs and groundbreaking original productions. The channel appeals to a discerning audience seeking content that is smart, intriguing and unexpected, all delivered close to US telecasts. From The Blacklist and MacGyver to Asia’s Got Talent 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 20 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.

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

About Sony Pictures Television Networks
Sony Pictures Television Networks operates branded entertainment channels reaching nearly two billion households around the world. Based in Culver City, Amsterdam, Budapest, London, Madrid, Miami, Milan, Moscow, Mumbai, Munich, Singapore and Tokyo, Sony’s linear and digital networks offer high quality film and television content from Sony Pictures and third-parties, as well as original content commissioned globally and locally. Sony Pictures Television Networks is a division of Sony Pictures Television Inc., a Sony Pictures Entertainment company

Biyernes, Mayo 11, 2018

A Triple Treat: GetGo and partners celebrate three years of free flights!

“Three years ago, we set out to create a lifestyle rewards program that would be a first in the Philippines. We started with only 19 employees with a goal of getting 1 million members. Now, we have over 3 million members and 38 lifestyle partners for which we are thankful for.” ~Nik Laming, Cebu Pacific’s Loyalty Division General Manager

For its third anniversary, GetGo organized A Triple Treat: 3rd Anniversary & Partners Night to honor its partners who make GetGo member’s daily expenses rewarding with the gift of points for free flights. Guests were treated to a sweet and surprising evening full of prizes, fun entertainment, and socials that strengthened relationships and reassured closer partnerships to enable more worthwhile travel experiences for Filipinos.

GetGo prepared special awards and prizes to recognize its loyal partners who helped Filipinos live a rewarding lifestyle of travel.

Moving forward with the objective to make flying within everyone’s reach, GetGo promises to continuously look for ways for Filipinos to earn points and make the redemption process easier. Plans are also underway for a mobile app that will enable digital-savvy consumers to conveniently collect and gather their rewards points. 
“Redemptions are through the roof in the last twelve months because we have been releasing seats at lower prices to people loyal to the program. It is there for a privilege and for a benefit because of all of you. From everyday transactions and interactions with the partners, every single point matters and that’s how we are able to make flights available for many people.” ~Mike Szucs, Cebu Pacific’s Chief Executive Adviser
Cebu Pacific’s chief executive adviser Mike Szucs talks about how the airline has been able to fly people to many places together with GetGo’s lifestyle partners.

The celebration also recognized the different program partners who have transformed the way Filipinos travel locally and internationally. Special awards were given to the leading banks, online travel agencies, hotels, resorts, services, and retail establishments who made exceptional efforts to enable more people to fly for free. 

Making the night more memorable, GetGo gave back to its loyal partners by raffling off exciting items and almost 50,000 GetGo points for round-trip flights.  

Indeed, GetGo has inspired many Filipinos to lead a thrilling lifestyle of travel as it has turned everyday spending into a rewarding experience. On its 3rd year, GetGo will continue to push its boundaries to give Filipinos the gift of free flights and life-changing experiences. 

GetGo Loyalty Division general manager Nik Laming shares the rewards program’s success with its loyal partners.

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GetGo, Cebu Pacific’s most rewarding lifestyle program, gathered its partners for a night of celebrating three years of bringing people to many new destinations and providing unforgettable experiences. 

A Mother's Day Gift of Strength and Elegance

To complement strong yet elegant moms this Mother’s Day, TechnoMarine is offering newly designed timepieces that reflect their unparalleled courage, elegance, beauty and relentless energy. 

Gone are the days when moms were expected to stay at home and do domestic chores. Today’s modern moms have careers and are more active and more adventurous. They deserve gifts that can keep up with their multi-faceted lifestyles.

Exquisitely crafted to reflect innovation and sophistication, TechnoMarine’s Sea Beauty women’s watch is created with the precision of the Swiss-Ronda movement. It comes in a 32-mm case made of stainless steel. You can choose between a stylish rose gold and silver dial or a chic yellow gold and silver dial color. Perfect for adventurous and fearless moms, the Sea Beauty timepiece is innovated to withstand water pressure up to 30m.

Visit TechnoMarine stores in:
  • Greenbelt 3
  • Robinson’s Galleria
  • Robinson’s Magnolia
  • Shangri-La Plaza
  • SM City Cebu
  • SM Lanang Premier Davao
  • SM Mall of Asia
  • SM Megamall
  • SM North Edsa
  • Uptown Mall

For more information, visit or follow and like TechnoMarine on Facebook and Instagram @TechnoMarinePH.

Inspire mom to go further and explore the world around her. Surprise her with a new TechnoMarine Sea Beauty timepiece.