Lunes, Hulyo 30, 2018

Enjoy 72 Hours of Free Shipping and Up to 80% Discounts on Premium Items on Shopee’s Payday Sale!

“This month’s Payday Sale will be bigger and better with our new Shopee Gadget Zone featuring premium electronics at unbeatable prices for our users. Shopee Gadget Zone has been well-received by users in the short time since its launch and together with the Payday Sale, we want to build on this early momentum and continue our goal to deliver top electronic products at attractive prices for all our users in the Philippines. Moving forward, we will continue to diversify our product assortments and engage users with even more exciting deals tailored for their needs and preferences. ~Jane Lim, Director of Shopee Philippines

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

To sweeten the Payday Sale, users can also look forward to lowest prices guaranteed on dozens of premium electronics at Shopee Gadget Zone,  a dedicated in-app portal for all things tech, which was newly launched this month.

With up to 80% off some of 2018’s hottest electronic products such as:
  • The Nintendo Switch
  • Canon Inkjet Printer
  • Harman JBL Soundbar



Furthermore, users can also expect up to Php 4,000 off products from top brands including:
  • Samsung
  • Vivo
  • Oppo
  • Xiaomi

For more information on:
Shopee’s Payday Sale, visit https://shopee.ph/paydaysalejuly
Shopee’s Gadget Zone, visit https://shopee.ph/m/gadgetzone

For more information on Shopee, visit https://shopee.ph
Download the Shopee app for free on Apple App Store or Google Play Store.



About Shopee
Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It is a platform tailored for the region, providing customers with an easy, secure and fast online shopping experience through strong payment and logistical support. Shopee aims to continually enhance its platform and become the region’s e-commerce destination of choice.

Shopee has a wide selection of product categories ranging from consumer electronics to home & living, health & beauty, baby & toys, fashion and fitness equipment.

Shopee, a Sea company, was first launched in Singapore in 2015, and has since expanded its reach to Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Sea is a leader in digital entertainment, e-commerce and digital financial services across Greater Southeast Asia. Sea's mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology, and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol SE.


Huwebes, Hulyo 26, 2018

AXA supports athlete's dream

AXA supports young athlete's dream
AXA, the official insurance partner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the Philippines, was one of the marketing partners of the Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska National Training Camp (NTC). One of the participants, Jam Lachica, 12, made it to the NTC with support from AXA. The program attracted the most promising and aspiring basketball players aged 10-14 from different parts of the country. The insurance company provided apparel and training to Lachica for the Manila Regional Selection Camp prior to the NTC.  For more information on AXA's partnership with the NBA, visit www.axa.com.ph.


Second-hand commercial vehicles soar amid TRAIN

“The data we released is our way of guiding buyers in determining which second-hand vehicles have significantly increased in price. This will also help them evaluate the difference in buying pre-owned versus brand new cars. Despite talks about the TRAIN Law in the third quarter of 2017, the demand for second-hand cars continued to increase.~Xervin Maulanin, OLX Head of Cars

Prices of second-hand commercial vehicles have risen by as much as Php 150,000, a result of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN).  

This was revealed by top buy-and-sell website OLX based on second-hand commercial vehicles ad postings on the portal, from January 2017 to April 2018. Speculations on the TRAIN Law fuelled the price increase on the 3rd quarter of 2017 and continue long after it was implemented early this year.  

The TRAIN Law has influenced the resale value of one to two-year-old cars with an average increase of Php 90,000. Among these are units with an original retail price of Php 1 million and above such as:
  • Toyota Innova
  • Honda CR-V
  • Toyota Fortuner
  • Mitsubishi Montero
  • Ford Everest. 
The first tax reform package of the present administration, the TRAIN Law provides for the increase in take-home pay of Filipino workers by reducing income tax rates while increasing and rationalizing tax rates in other goods and services. For automobiles, TRAIN simplifies excise tax but lower-priced cars continue to be taxed at a lower rate while more expensive cars are taxed at a higher rate.

Meanwhile, no significant effect can be seen on prices of entry-level passenger cars like:
  • Toyota Vios
  • Honda City
  • Hyundai Accent
Even with the price hike, OLX’s data indicates a steady market for pre-owned vehicles, from high-value to entry level, as the ad posting for second-hand vehicles continues to be on the upswing.


What are the Myths and facts about weight-loss supplements


Losing weight requires a lot of dedication and hard work and may involve physical and emotional costs. It is hardly surprising that many prefer the easy route by taking weight-loss supplements. While almost all weight-loss supplements are marketed as beneficial for the body, some may actually be harmful to one’s health.

If you feed your body the right kinds of food, avoid unhealthy snacks and adopt other healthy habits, you should be able to rebalance and reboot your metabolism naturally. Nothing beats fresh and good food to improve health and promote healthy weight loss.

Nutrition experts debunk certain claims about weight-loss supplements and reveal possible health risks.
Myth #1: Weight-loss supplements are approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Truth: The US FDA does not have the authority to review dietary supplement products for safety and effectiveness before they are marketed. It only steps in when a “dietary supplement” is found to contain harmful substances.

Myth #2: Weight-loss supplements alone are enough to lose pounds.
Truth: Weight-loss supplements cannot substitute for healthy eating and regular exercise. Many weight-loss supplements’ labels include a disclaimer that they do not guarantee a specific weight-loss benefit, that individual results may vary and, to get the most benefit, they must be combined with proper diet and exercise.

Myth #3: Supplements like Hoodia, green tea and bitter orange aid in weight loss.
Truth: Green tea, bitter orange and the African herb hoodia have not been scientifically proven to burn fat. In fact, hoodia has not been studied in humans. It is also unclear if it curbs appetite. Green tea contains a fair amount of caffeine, which may result in some weight loss initially, but it will not burn fat. Too much caffeine can affect the heart rhythm and disturb sleep. Bitter orange has synephrine, an alkaloid found in plants, that can be dangerous to health as it increases heart rate and blood pressure.

Myth #4: “Natural” is safe.
Truth: Some weight-loss supplements containing “natural” ingredients like herbs comfrey or kava may be harmful to the liver. Claims that “natural is safe” is not always true.

Safety depends on the supplement’s chemical makeup and what it does to the body, how it is prepared and the dosage used. Also, while an individual supplement may be safe, the combination of several products may be risky. If you are under medication, it is best to consult your doctor first before taking any weight-loss supplements as they may affect the efficacy of your medicines.
 
While some supplements may result in weight loss in the short term, they may have long-term adverse effects on the body, which may not be able to handle the stress of dramatic weight loss or process artificial food and supplements. They may be unsafe for those with existing medical conditions or those who need to lose a lot of weight.


Cardless ATM withdrawals with Citi

CITI Cardless ATM withdrawals now possible
Citibank, the country’s leading global bank, continues to pursue innovation in order to enhance the banking experience of their customers. Cardless ATM withdrawals from debit accounts are now possible in all Citibank ATMs.

You don’t have to visit a Citibank branch and do tedious over-the-counter withdrawals when you forget your Citibank Debit Card and are in immediate need of cash. With the cardless cash withdrawal facility, you may simply set up a cardless cash withdrawal in Citibank Online or your Citi Mobile App, with a One-Time PIN (OTP) sent via SMS. Then, proceed to the nearest Citibank ATM, where you will receive a second OTP which you need to input before you get your cash.  

Experience secure cardless cash withdrawals with the latest ATM feature from Citi. This new feature of Citibank ATMs is free of charge and can also minimize fraud and ATM skimming.

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


Miyerkules, Hulyo 25, 2018

Real-life sea creatures have long captured the imagination



The marine world continues to be a source of folklore given that a whopping 95 percent of the planet’s oceans remain unexplored, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Unsurprisingly then, many creatures living beneath the waves have inspired monstrous fantasies, from the kraken mentioned in Herman Melville’s 1851 novel Moby-Dick, to the Leviathan of biblical scripture.

The most famous of these aquatic myths is the mermaid, thanks to stories such as Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid made famous by the animated film of the same name, as well as other pop cultural gems such as the 1984 movie Splash. These half-fish, half-human hybrids, unfortunately, weren’t always the demure creatures often depicted in today’s fiction.


In British folklore, mermaids were associated with doomed ships and stormy seas, which was why seafarers in the past avoided sailing in areas where they thought they saw these creatures. The English pirate Blackbeard once recorded an encounter in his logbook, which described how he and his crew had sighted these demi-humans in so-called “enchanted” waters.

While not fearsome-looking, mermaids might have conjured fear from sailors because of their association with another mythical beast, the siren. In Homer’s The Odyssey, sirens were winged women that sang hypnotic songs to lure sailors to their deaths. Over time, these attributes were passed down to mermaids, becoming part of their threat as much as their charm.

Speaking of charm, not all sailors believed mermaids were pretty. One of them was Christopher Columbus. The Italian explorer claimed to have witnessed these creatures while exploring the Caribbean and described them to be half as beautiful as the ones in paintings. That might have sounded mean, but only because what he and sailors at the time had been seeing was the gentle manatee or its cousin, the dugong. Both possess broad, mermaid-like tails as well as upper-body features that make these marine mammals easily mistaken for lumbering humanoids from afar—not quite the slender merfolk of fantasy.

The enchanting mermaid remains in our imagination reflecting our innate fear and desire for the unknown. In the American drama series Siren, this fear and desire come to life when mermaids suddenly surface to cause chaos in the fictional coastal town of Bristol Cove. Ever wondered how the world would react today if folklore turned out to be real? Catch the popular American drama series Siren every Monday at 9:45PM first and exclusive on Blue Ant Entertainment.


Other than mermaids, many popular nautical beasts also have their origins in real animals. One is the mighty kraken, which may have been based on sightings of the giant squid or the much larger colossal squid—both of which have been caught in the video when they suddenly appeared off the coast of Japan and Antarctica, respectively. Another is the slithering sea serpent. Whether it’s the World Serpent of Norse mythology or the Ancient Greek monster Cetus, these creatures may have been inspired by sightings of the largest bony fish alive today, the oarfish.

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Blue Ant Entertainment
Blue Ant Entertainment is a general entertainment channel with the best mix of reality, drama, comedy, and daily programmes. Featuring hit series and late-night television, airing day-and-date with the U.S. and U.K. markets, including competition series The X Factor UK; dailies Entertainment Tonight, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden. The channel also ‘LIVE’ broadcasts some biggest award shows in the world, including The Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards.


The two responsible traffic enforcers!


Mr. Roger Go and Mr. Jenriel Cheng these traffic enforcers that even on a super intensity of the heat of the day and even heavy rains still do their job for the little salary that they got,  yet other drivers used to scold them due to a messy traffic encountered every day.
The  two responsible traffic enforcers was headed by  Mr Jesan  Idquila  -  Sector  Commander  of   Barangay Muzon and  Roberto “ Bobby”  P. Esquivel – Executive Assistant IV Head Of  CTM-SCOG  of  The Rising City  Of  San Jose  Del  Monte Bulacan and under the local government of  Mayor  Arthur  B. Robes, Vice Mayor Efren Bartolome  Jr.  and Congresswoman  Florida  “Rida”   P.  Robes. Keep up your good work!


Why not eat a Healthy Breakfast?

“Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper.” This adage suggests that breakfast should constitute the most important meal of our daily diet, followed by lunch, and end off with a light dinner.  "Studies have shown that a healthy breakfast has wide-ranging benefits for the human body, such as supporting metabolism, boosting mental alertness and improving digestion. In general, we tend to make bad food choices when we are starving, as we would be more likely to indulge in food. Also, research has revealed that skipping your breakfast could increase the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Plus, there's less risk of heart disease and diabetes, while you can improve muscle health, memory, energy and mood by starting the day right. A healthy, balanced breakfast should provide you with an adequate amount of protein, while a few pieces of fruit or vegetables can provide sustained energy and fiber. For healthy fats, nuts or avocado can serve as a delicious energy source for your body. And if time is pressing, consider having a protein shake, like the Herbalife Formula 1 Shake – which is easy to prepare and provides all the nutrients required to start your day right.” ~Susan Bowerman, Senior Director of Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training at Herbalife

A day with a good breakfast has many benefits. Consuming your breakfast could do wonders for weight management, as food consumption releases gut hormones which control appetite, having a sustained effect throughout the day and helping to reduce the number of cravings.

According to the Healthy Breakfast Survey conducted in 11markets across the Asia Pacific region by Herbalife, 21 percent of the Filipino respondents do not consume breakfast daily. While those who do, have an unbalanced meal that comprises mainly carbohydrates in the morning. Too often, breakfast is little more than toast, white rice, noodles or a cup of coffee, tea or chocolate drink - all of which digest quickly, leaving people hungry by mid-morning. 


Skipping a breakfast meal might seem insignificant in the grand scheme of things, but the side-effects could be detrimental to your health in the long run. For a start, skipping your breakfast could lead to more cravings later in the day which makes it harder to manage your weight. 

But how can we practically incorporate a healthy breakfast into our daily eating habits? According to Herbalife’s Healthy Breakfast Survey, the top three motivators for Filipino respondents to adopt a regular breakfast diet are if consuming breakfast contributes to health and well-being; if their breakfast can help in giving them more energy; and if their breakfast can be made more accessible to them.


A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition also found that people who consume a high-protein breakfast tend to eat fewer calories throughout the day compared to those who do not, due to the appetite-suppressing effect from dietary protein, thus providing satiety between meals.

With this in mind, perhaps making a few simple changes to daily living might do the trick – such as waking up 15 minutes earlier, opting for a quick and nutritious breakfast fix, or getting a friend or loved one to join you for breakfast.

When it comes to selecting just what to eat for breakfast, Bowerman advocates following Herbalife's Global Nutrition Philosophy, according to which our total daily calories should be comprised of 40 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent protein, and 30 percent fats, along with 25g of fiber and eight glasses of water.


So, all you need to have a healthy breakfast each day is a little time and commitment. Choose ingredients that are enjoyable and nutritious, and you can make it a habit to start the day right and will soon enjoy the benefits as you feel and look better, with more zest for life.

While this marks a positive start to a long-term change in lifestyle habits, the type of breakfast choices one makes will also have an impact on overall health and well-being. 


Shopee to launch Tanduay online store

“Tanduay is now an official Shopee partner. Online shopping has continued to gain traction in the region with the increasing internet and smartphone penetration. We are excited about the opportunities that our partnership will open for our business. As of now, the move is consistent with our core strategies to reach a growing global market of online shoppers.” ~Paul Lim, chief marketing officer of Tanduay

The e-commerce store features carefully curated products previously available only at the Tanduay store in Century Park Hotel such as original apparel, bags, and accessories. This dedicated in-app space will allow shoppers to easily access authentic premium items and products from one of the country’s well-loved Filipino brands. 


Paul Lim, chief marketing officer of Tanduay, said the partnership with Shopee is aligned with the strategy of the company to continuously improve ways and find new avenues to make Tanduay accessible to a broader market. 

Last June, global spirits think tank Drinks International revealed Tanduay has taken over the world’s number one spot from a list of rum brands that has long been dominated by Bacardi.


More products are expected to be added to the Tanduay Brands International online store in the succeeding months. 
“We have chosen to partner with Shopee because insights from all our marketing efforts point towards the future of commerce online. With Shopee, we are making our products available to them with several payment and delivery options all for their convenience.“ ~Edzel Ty, Brand manager
Tanduay Distillers Inc. is a member of the LT Group of Companies. Tanduay is the Philippines’ top rum maker, which is also distributed in the United States. Likewise, the company produces whiskey, brandy, gin, vodka and other flavored spirits. 


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

Tanduay Online Store


Martes, Hulyo 17, 2018

Tender Juicy Hotdog "Anak Ako ng Parents Ko"

"We understand how parents today feel that their kids are growing up in a completely different generation – that it’s almost a test and learning experience for them. It is no easy feat, and while they are subjected to both internal and external pressures of doing parenting right, we want to assure them that no matter what their approach is, kids can definitely tell you only want what’s best for them. This film highlights the fruits of these unique upbringings, and hopes to inspire more and more parents that whatever their parenting style may be, they can be truly confident that it’s working for the unique kids they have." ~Mai Gonzales, Group Product Manager for Tender Juicy Hotdog
Tender Juicy Hotdog Anak Ako ng Parents Ko

Not one to surrender to the ideal expectations set by society, parents of today take on the challenge of parenting inspired by their own upbringing, their own personal experiences, as well the different and unique needs of their own kids.

Tender Juicy Hotdog from Purefoods-Hormel – the country’s No.1 hotdog brand that ‘Kids Can Tell’ – celebrates the different loving ways of parenting through a 2-minute made-for-digital aptly called "Anak Ako ng Parents Ko." 

Tender Juicy Hotdog has been known for years as a household brand loved by Filipinos across different generations. An iconic symbol of any Filipino childhood, Filipino parents of today are for sure familiar with the feeling that sharing a plate of TJ is sharing a piece of their childhood to their kids.

View the full “Anak Ako Ng Parents Ko” digital film at https://www.facebook.com/TenderJuicyHotdogs/videos/2270401079642679/. For more information about Tender Juicy Hotdog, visit www.facebook.com/TenderJuicyHotdogs


My Diamond Privilege Program

Brilliant opportunities with My Diamond Privilege Program

Members of My Diamond Privilege Program are in for a special treat this July. Shop for a new set of jewelry until July 31, 2018, and get up to five percent off on all your purchases on top of your MDPP discount. Bring your friends so they can enjoy the same exclusive membership discounts you get as a privileged member by getting them to sign up for MDPP. You will also get a My Diamond gift coupon worth five percent of your friends' actual purchase when they sign up until December 31, 2018.

Special perks for My Diamond Privilege Program Members

My Diamond, one of the top jewelers in the country, has built a reputation for excellent knowledge and craftsmanship in gems, especially diamonds. After two decades in the jewelry scene, it has garnered a following from clients; therefore, My Diamond launched the My Diamond Privilege Program last 2012.

The privilege program offers members brilliant perks like lifetime discounts on ready-to-wear, repeat design requests, and made-to-order jewelry; free after-sales jewelry care services; professional cleaning; and stone tightening once a year from date of purchase. They can also enjoy various lifestyle perks from affiliate and partner brands like TechnoMarine, Daniel Wellington, Couturissimo, as well as access to private events and member-only sales. 

This July, My Diamond Privilege Program members can get up to five percent additional discount, on top of their exclusive MDPP discount, when they buy any My Diamond jewelry. Members can also extend their discount to friends that they invite to shop with them and let them enjoy the same discount exclusive to privileged members. 

Grab this brilliant opportunity now and sign up to become a My Diamond Privilege Program member.

Visit MyDiamond concept stores at:
  • Ayala Center Cebu
  • Festival Supermall
  • Gateway Mall
  • Glorietta 4
  • Greenbelt 3
  • Lucky Chinatown Mall
  • Robinsons Place Manila
  • SM Lanang Premier Davao
  • SM Mall of Asia
  • SM Megamall
  • SM Aura Premier

For more information, like and follow My Diamond on Facebook and Instagram: MyDiamondPH.


Lunes, Hulyo 16, 2018

THE PEARLS AND PERILS OF BLIND DATING Not knowing what to expect is just half the story!


In the age of mobile dating apps, blind dates may seem like a thing of the past. Still, meeting a complete stranger thanks to a matchmaking friend or family has its charm. Just imagine the thrill of mystery as you nervously await the big reveal at a fancy restaurant. Not all blind dates end in romance, though, but the lack of expectations that come with online dating has a way of opening minds and hearts to a lasting relationship.


The Good
With a good matchmaker who personally knows both parties, there’s a better chance of meeting someone compatible with you. No need to sift through profiles to find someone who interests or is interested in you. All you have to do is show up and have fun!

The Bad
Shy? There’s no getting-to-know stage prior to the meet-up unlike with dating apps. You also don't know how the other person looks like until you see each other. On the other hand, your possible date would probably be just as anxious, so relax and focus on bringing out your best self.


The Ugly
Any date comes with the risk of disaster. Just scour the Internet and you’ll find plenty of horror stories, from total creepers with bizarre fetishes to those getting matched with an ex—you’d wonder if the matchmaker was playing a prank. At least you’ll have something juicy to tell your friends afterward.

Regardless of the outcome, blind dates bring a sense of adventure to the quest for love. If you haven’t tried them, you can catch a lot of examples from the British reality television show First Dates. The show involves maĆ®tre d’ Fred Sirieix and his crew pairing romantic hopefuls over dinner at Central London’s Paternoster Chop House in hopes of getting them to fall in love. Awkward, funny, passionate, and sometimes painful, each scenario is a story worth watching.

Want a sneak peek of what goes on in a blind date? First Dates air every Tuesday at 8:50PM, first and exclusive on Blue Ant Entertainment. 

For more updates, follow Blue Ant Entertainment at www.facebook.com/BlueAntEntertainment/, @BlueAntEnt on Twitter, and @BlueAntEntertainment on Instagram.




Blue Ant Entertainment
Blue Ant Entertainment is a general entertainment channel with the best mix of reality, drama, comedy, and daily programmes. Featuring hit series and late-night television, airing day-and-date with the U.S. and U.K. markets, including competition series The X Factor UK; dailies Entertainment Tonight, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden. The channel also ‘LIVE’ broadcasts some biggest award shows in the world, including The Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, American Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards.


You can now use your Digital Wallets at M Mall events!

“At SM, we highly value our customers’ shopping experience and as we introduce cashless payments in partnership with PayMaya and GCash, we hope to provide them a much easier means to shop at SM.” ~Jonjon San Agustin, SM Supermalls Senior Vice President for Marketing 
SM events are now more fun and convenient as families can now enjoy cashless digital payments at their mall events through SM Supermalls’ partnership with PayMaya Philippines of the PLDT Group and GCash of Globe Telecom.

Enjoy more convenient, faster and easier shopping experience in SM events by using digital wallets. SM Supermalls has partnered with PayMaya Philippines of the PLDT Group and GCash of Globe Telecom, two of the country’s leading digital wallet service providers, for cashless digital payments in their mall events.

This innovation is in line with SM's vision to provide its customers with enhanced shopping experiences. Through the scan-to-pay QR technology of GCash and PayMaya, SM customers enjoy the convenience and exclusive discounts and deals at fun SM mall events.

Creating an account with PayMaya or GCash is easy. Simply download the app through Google Play or the App store. Register by providing your name, e-mail address and mobile number. 
Verify your account with the verification code sent through SMS. Make sure to load your account through cash-in centers that are located across the country. 

After you register, you can use your PayMaya or GCash accounts to pay for purchases by simply scanning QR codes at Mobile Pay lanes. Receipts and SMS notification of payment will be sent after every transaction.

SM Supermalls is the ultimate shopping destination for Filipinos, averaging 3.5 million customers across its malls daily. A trailblazer of innovation in the industry, SM provides family fun experiences that will surely make each visit more memorable than the last.

For more information, check out www.smsupermalls.com, or its Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts @smsupermalls. 


DoubleDragon flagship property in Pasay

DoubleDragon (DD) Plaza, the flagship development in the progressive DD Meridian Park in the Bay Area, Pasay City

Listed property developer DoubleDragon Properties Corporation recently inaugurated the DoubleDragon Plaza, the flagship development in the progressive DD Meridian Park in the Bay Area, Pasay City.

DoubleDragon (DD) Plaza, certified in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), has over 130,000 square meters of leasable space and will form part of the DD Meridian Park complex with 280,000 square meters of leasable space. The property consists of four office towers and will have a capacity of 50,000 employees of its tenants.

Each tower houses seven floors of office space with their own individual elevator lobbies as well as access to the main retail area, which offers an additional 12,000 square meters. Aside from the variety of retail and dining tenants, the property is home to Islas Pinas, an indoor Filipino food and heritage village that showcases Filipino cuisine, culture, and handicrafts.

The DoubleDragon Plaza is the first phase of DoubleDragon’s 4.75-hectare DD Meridian Park. Currently, underway is the completion of two more office towers called DoubleDragon Center East and West with a gross leasable space of 30,000 square meters, both slated to be finished within the year. Phases three and four consists of the DoubleDragon Tower, a premium Grade A office building, and the DD-Ascott Meridian Park, a luxury serviced apartment operated by Ascott with more than 300 units.

For more information, visit www.doubledragon.com.ph.


GetGo introduces revamped website, makes availing of free flights as easy as 1-2-3


GetGo, the lifestyle rewards program of Cebu Pacific, makes every member’s dream of flying for free, faster than ever, as it introduces a newly-improved website that makes availing of free flights as easy as 1, 2, click!

The newly-designed GetGo website (getgo.com.ph) offers a better and faster online experience as it boasts of a fresh look and four new functions that complement the goal of GetGo to provide its members with the best and most convenient travel and lifestyle benefits.


New tabs
To enable members to quickly access GetGo’s prime services, four new tabs—Get Points, Go Places, Fly For Free, and Member Perks—readily bring online users to the site’s pages on points earning programs, guide on finding the best point fare deals to any Cebu Pacific domestic and international destinations, as well as exclusive member offers.

Searching for the lowest fares to your dream vacation? The Go Places tab will assist members in booking the best flights faster with its GetGo Low Fare Finder function. Just select your desired destination and use the points slider to find the most attractive deals and you can get going on an exciting getaway for free!

Excited to earn points? Visit the Get Points tab to know more about how you can collect points with the program’s wide network of partners so you can start planning your adventures with GetGo.


Added functions
The website also features Quick Enroll (for signing up for a GetGo account), faster redemption process, easy-to-read content, and more options to top-up on products and services. Enhanced payment options—paying with points, with credit cards or through authorized payment centers—are now supported by the revamped website.

With the new and improved GetGo website, more members will surely find themselves easily navigating through the products and services, excitedly inviting their friends to visit the site and join the program, and quickly availing of free flights, sooner than expected.

For more information on memberships and partners, visit www.getgo.com.ph. Stay updated on the latest promos by liking GetGoPH's official pages on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GetGoPH, Twitter https://twitter.com/GetGoPH, and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/GetGoPH/.


Huwebes, Hulyo 12, 2018

NorthPine Land’s Top Sellers for 2017!



Ferdinand Macabanti (NLI General Manager) and other NLI executive heads with Kyre Ching, top broker for 2017
As one of the trusted and growing real estate companies in the country, NorthPine Land Inc. (NLI) pursues to give back to the top sellers by giving them whopping incentives and recognition that they deserve.

Held at the luxurious and grandiose Acacia Hotel in Muntinlupa City, NLI revealed the winning survivors who exemplified exceptional sales efforts in 2017. As a way of recompensing their commitment and determination, which are the must-haves in the overly competitive property development sector, they received prestigious prizes.  

The grand winners were:
  • Robert Obod (top placer for Property Associate category)
  • Rey Nidua (top placer for Property Division Manager category)
  • Ma. Angelic Sabillo (2nd placer for Broker Head category)
  • Kyre Ching (top placer for Broker Head category)

They were all surprised as their rewards were presented. The winning survivors are the living proof that with determination, elusive things are possible.


Despite the challenges, they emerged victorious because of boldly going an extra mile.  They are the paragon of hard work, perseverance, and determination by whom newbies in the field can look up to. NorthPine Land hopes that their triumph will move them and more sellers to keep their eyes on the prize this 2018. 



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 and Montana Strands), 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. 


Shopee’s July Orange Day Campaign!

Shopee celebrates Orange Day from July 13 to 15 with a bumper flash sale, featuring up to 90%  discounts on various products and free shipping for 24 hours
To celebrate its monthly Orange Day campaign, Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, launches the Flash 7 TODAY July 13 with seven flash deals instead of the usual three a day. Featuring massive limited-time discounts on premium products such as the Nintendo Switch and Smart TVs, the campaign will also include a diverse array of products from various categories like Electronics, Home Appliances, and Mobiles and Gadgets.

Here are seven must-have items up for grabs in Shopee’s Orange Day Sale:

1. Sharp AQUOS 32 Inches LED TV
With Sharp’s AQUOS 32” LE185M LED TV, you can dive right into your favorite movies and TV shows. With advanced image processing, a crisp HD display, and top-notch LED technology, the Sharp AQUOS 32” LED185M LED TV promises an immersive entertainment experience for only P7,699.



2. Nintendo Switch with Gray Joy-Cons (Comes with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Game) 
The first home gaming console capable of transforming into a portable gaming device, it’s no wonder why the Nintendo Switch is on everybody’s wishlist in 2018. If you’re someone who’s always out and about, Shopee’s Orange Day Sale is the sign you need to get your hands on a Switch for only P17,999!



3. Toshiba 32 Inches LED HD TV 
Upgrade your home entertainment system with the latest Toshiba 32” LED TV and bring your stay-home nights to the next level. With a display able to support viewing angles up to 178 degrees, you won’t miss any of the onscreen action no matter where you sit. Pamper yourself with a supreme entertainment experience for only P7,499 during Shopee’s Orange Day Sale.



4. Oppo F7 (with Free Bluetooth Music Lamp)
Besides the coolest gaming consoles and crystal-clear TVs, Shopee’s Orange Day Sale also features the all-new Oppo F7 for shoppers itching for a new phone. Packing an ultra-HD camera mode and stocked with the latest specs, it is sure to place you at the centre of attention among your friends and family. To sweeten an already awesome deal, buy the Oppo 7 at Shopee’s Orange Day Sale for P17,999 and receive a Bluetooth music lamp for free!

Purchase the Oppo F7


5. JBL Charge 3 Speaker 
Discover the all-new wireless JBL Charge 3 you can carry anywhere to savour your favourite tunes. Packing a powerful stereo and a durable build with waterproof fabrics, the JBL Charge 3 delivers a satisfying audio experience in different vibrant colours. Get it now for only P5,999!

Purchase the JBL Charge 3


6. KitchenAid Food Chopper 
Cooking has never been easier with the KitchenAid Food Chopper. For only P2,495, you can now quickly chop or puree ingredients from your favorite recipes. It is convenient for everyday use in the kitchen and will surely be one of your favorite household items.


7. Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Sakura Special Kit Instant Camera
What makes the Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Sakura Special Kit Instant Camera special is its close-up lens attachment, which allows you to shoot your subject from up to 35cm away. It also automatically detects the best brightness levels for a shot, making it easier when taking photos in different environments. With its suite of smart functions, the Fujifilm Instax Mini at P3,779 is the perfect weapon for both expert photographers or just casual shooters looking for a versatile polaroid camera.



Aside from a wave of flash deals on July 13, Shopee’s Orange Day celebration from July 13 to 15 promises tons of other attractive promotions, such as two-for-one deals, vouchers offering up to 150 pesos off, and curated category collections featuring up to 90% discounts on items.

For more information about the Orange Day Sale, visit http://shopee.ph/OrangeDayJuly
Download the Shopee app for free on Apple App Store or Google Play Store.