Miyerkules, Hulyo 31, 2019

Landlite sponsors Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID)

(L-R) PIID national president Lilia de Jesus, Landlite Philippines Corporation CEO Jocelyn Li, brand ambassador Marc Nelson, and PIID vice president for internal affairs Marcelo Alonzo.
For PIID’s general monthly meeting for the month of June, Landlite Philippines Corporation (LPC) sponsored and organized a “Mamma Mia”-themed event hosted by its brand ambassador, Marc Nelson. Interior designers gathered at Lux Décor showroom in BGC where they had a tour on the latest line of products that Landlite has to offer. 

Faro Barcelona decorative lightings and Uozu Italian minimalist downlights were the highlights of the showroom tour. During the night, 3 lucky raffle winners took home Lux Decor gift certificates worth Php 10,000 while other attendees received Landlite LED bulbs and other Landlite products for the games and survey. During the event, LPC was named Premier Sponsor of PIID.

This 8.8 get a chance to take home a brand-new car in Shopee’s ₱1 Game!

“We are excited to have launched another campaign that provides consumers greater deals on their favorite categories and brands. We are giving Filipinos bigger and better surprises through Shopee’s 1 Game which is becoming popular among online shoppers as it gives them more chances to score premium items for the low price of 1. We invite everyone to join us in celebrating Shopee Free Shipping Festival.” ~Ruoshan Tao, Head of Marketing at Shopee Philippines

Get a chance to take home a brand-new car in Shopee’s ₱1 Game this 8.8. Shopee Free Shipping Festival on August 8 will offer Free Shipping with no minimum spend on selected shops

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, is giving consumers a chance to take home a brand-new Toyota Fortuner 2018 in its ₱1 Game for Shopee Free Shipping Festival. On August 8, there will be free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend on selected brands and categories, ₱88 deals, and tons of 100% cashback vouchers to enjoy.

Consumers can join Shopee’s exciting ₱1 Game to take home amazing prizes including an Apple iPhone XS Max, A&S 40” HD TV, and Samsung Galaxy A20 by paying ₱1 upon check out. On the big sale day, users should stay tuned as Shopee will be raffling off a brand-new Toyota Fortuner for only ₱1. 

On August 8, Shopee users can enjoy big discounts on their favorite items. These are what consumers should watch for during Shopee Free Shipping Festival:
  • Free Shipping with ₱0 Minimum Spends in selected shops. 
  • Discounts up to 90% off and exclusive promotions across all categories.
  • Premium gadgets up for grabs including an Apple iPhone XS Max, A&S 40” HD TV, Samsung Galaxy A20, and more for only ₱1 in Shopee’s ₱1 Game.
  • 100% cashback vouchers and category vouchers to be given away.
  • For more information on Shopee Free Shipping Festival, please visit https://shopee.ph/free-shipping-festival.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.
Visit https://shopee.ph for more information. 

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.

Maxicare forges alliance with Alorica

(L-R): Maxicare AVP for corporate sales Cecilia David, SAVP for corporate sales Fiona Lava, Lockton Benefits Group VO head Rhea Ablan, Maxicare VP for operations Roberto Herrera, director for compensation Blessilda Miguel, HR senior manager Raymond Alejandrino, benefits manager for employee experience benefits delivery Leslie Marie Petines, compensation manager Marvin Hernandez, client services manager Princess Gabuya, and Lockton Benefits Group AVP head for medical support services Dr. Mark Malanay.
Maxicare Healthcare Corporation, the country’s leading healthcare provider, recently partnered with Alorica, the largest provider of customer experience solutions to the U.S. market, to provide its employees with accessible, superior, and quality healthcare.  Maxicare unveiled its newest health pod at the Alorica Makati office to provide employees fast and convenient access to healthcare services. The latest health pod is a fully automated system that manages patient-queuing and makes the gathering of initial vital signs quick, accurate, and hassle-free. 

With the new health pod, BPO employees have a convenient and time-saving way to get their LOA (letter of authorization). Other services include taking one’s blood pressure, temperature, and BMI (Body Mass Index). It is located at 2310 Chino Roces Ave, Makati, Metro Manila.

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

NorthPine Land Marks Bullish Year

BF Realty’s representatives (middle) and NorthPine Land leaders (left to right): Paul Lamagna (AVP for Project Development), Aileen Morales (AVP for Sales Operations), Ben Tatunay (Chief Finance Officer), Ferdinand Macabanti (General Manager), Wilma de Ere (VP for Corporate Services) and Amytis Banaag (AVP for HR and Admin) are all smiles for a triumphant first quarter.
NorthPine Land is thrilled to share its venture to make more dreams come to life started out strong in the first half of 2019. The trusted developer of premium middle-income communities, NorthPine Land, Inc. (NLI), is in a celebratory mode during its First Quarter Sales Awards as the company’s General Manager Ferdinand Macabanti exclaimed that its mission to make dreams come to life this 2019 is starting out strong. 

Ferdinand Macabanti lauds the whole NorthPine team for such a great start. 
As manifested in its sales figures, the company is drawing very close to its target, as early as the first half of 2019. For the company that has been building impeccable lifestyle communities for over 20 years, NorthPine Land proves to have gained the trust of numerous homebuyers. This is something that NLI works on maintaining and further bolstering, by continuously creating the finest spaces that improve the quality of life.

Moreover, several milestones in Pampanga, such as the launch of Nancy at Montana Strands and Rushmore at Montana Views, groundbreaking rites for Montana Strands land development, unveiling of the new amenities at Montana Views, and the opening of more units in Cavite, particularly in The Prime were all accomplished just in the past six months.  

The commitment and collaborative efforts of the company’s sales force made this feat possible. Some of the top-performing sellers in the first quarter are:
  • Melody Teaño (Top Property Associate)
  • Rey Nidua (Top Property Division Manager)
  • Ma. Angelic Sabillo (Top Broker Head)

Who are all from In-House South Team. Meanwhile, BF Realty headed by Elizabeth Alipalo took home the glorious Phoenix Award, which is given to the group with the most outstanding current accounts, highest booked accounts, and biggest cash collections for the quarter. 

With more and more milestones to unveil, there is no other way to go for NorthPine Land but to move forward and finish 2019 even stronger.

To know more about our lineup of products, visit www.northpineland.com or call +632 637.1531

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. 

Bacolod Trains the Spotlight on Rum-Making in Upcoming Festival

“We are proud to have our city associated with the sugarcane as this humble plant has produced many of the country’s world-class products. Negros is already known for being one of the sugar centers of the Philippines. Now, we also want to promote the city as the place where our proudly Philippine-made rum products are made.” ~Em Ang, Former Bacolod City Councilor

The upcoming Tanduay Rum Festival in Bacolod, a weeklong celebration that seeks to highlight the sugarcane industry and Filipino excellence in different fields - from culinary arts and mixology to visual arts, music, and dance. 

Just as wineries flourished in the Napa Valley, so did sugarcane plantations in Negros. And just as wine-making became a prominent industry in that region of California, so did rum-making in the city of Bacolod. Tanduay, which has been hailed as the world’s number one rum for the second straight year, celebrates the source of its world-class product the sugarcanes of the island. 
“The Tanduay Rum Festival is going to be a big celebration. We want people to join us as we raise a glass to rum-making and the Filipino talent and craftsmanship not just in Bacolod, but in the entire country.” ~Paul Lim, Tanduay Chief Marketing Officer
Prior to the week of the Rum Festival, Tanduay will hold a Barrel Art Painting Competition in Robinsons Place, Bacolod. The barrels will be on display during an exhibit at Robinsons. Join the Barrel Painting competition for the upcoming Rum Festival. Win amazing cash prizes and gifts, but most of all, take this chance to spend a fun time with fellow artists to celebrate creativity.

During the week-long event, an open kitchen and mixology contest will take place on Aug. 17 (Saturday) at the New Government Center (NGC) Grounds. It will also be the start of a weeklong food bazaar at the NGC. On Aug. 23, rapper Mike Swift will be bringing his team of artists to collaborate with local artists of Bacolod in painting a basketball court. 

On Aug. 24, the last day of the event, several activities will ensue. They include a street dance parade and contest, a 5k Rum Run, and a concert featuring artists from Bacolod and Raymond Marasigan’s Sandwich band. 

Sponsored by Tanduay, the Rum Festival will run from August 17 to 24. During the event, the organizers aim to highlight the importance of the sugarcane in its history as well as give a toast to the talent and skill of Filipinos.

For inquiries on how you can join the Tanduay Rum Festival activities and contests, send an email to events@eggshell.ph. You can also visit the Tanduay Rum Festival Facebook Page for updates.

Biyernes, Hulyo 26, 2019

Eduard Folayang Looking to Knock Out Eddie Alvarez

“My journey as a World Champion is like a roller coaster. There are times when I am a World Champion and people look up to me. There are also times when I am defeated, so I will try again to climb the ladder to get the belt back. I got it but lost it again this time. I think the most challenging part is how to get yourself back on the winning track. We are going to start again. That is not something new to us. One of the things that I learned in my career so far is to never stop learning and improving as much as possible because you should realize that everyone is aiming to become a [World] Champion. As an athlete, if you start to think that you are good, you will no longer grow. [That is why] as much as possible, I want to learn to be better, sharpen my strengths, and improve my weaknesses. I think Eddie is a good martial artist – you will not become a World Champion if you don’t have a good approach to being a martial artist. I believe wrestling and boxing are his strengths, but if you’ll look at Eddie’s track record, you will see that almost all his defeats are from high-level strikers – that is his weakness. It’s hard, but I am pushing myself to prepare. A knockout and submission will always be there if you are in the proper position – that is a given,” he said. “I think it will end in a knockout. Having this bout here in the Philippines gives me confidence,” he concluded. “Those are what gives me the confidence to face him in this bout – my preparation and the crowd. ~Eduard “Landslide” Folayang

Former ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang will get a shot at redemption when he takes on his dream opponent, Eddie “The Underground King” Alvarez at ONE: DAWN OF HEROES on 2 August at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines. 

Folayang relinquished the ONE Lightweight World Championship to Japanese grappling legend Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki at ONE: NEW ERA in March. The Team Lakay athlete will enter the Alvarez bout at a critical time in his career, and a win would likely put him at the front of the line once more for another shot at the belt. 

Despite his recent setbacks, Folayang wants to continue to improve his skills and bounce back strong.

Before he puts another digit in the win column though, Folayang will have to go through another former multiple-time World Champion in Alvarez who is in desperate need of a win after losing his ONE debut.

The Filipino athlete remains optimistic of his chances against the American and is looking to beat him by way of knockout. 

Fortunately for Folayang, he won’t be facing Alvarez alone as he will have the entire crowd behind him in Manila.

Additionally, ONE Championship is launching special edition merchandise to commemorate the blockbuster Eduard Folayang vs Eddie Alvarez bout which takes place at ONE: DAWN OF HEROES. The commemorative t-shirt will be available for sale at the Mall of Asia Arena on 2 August.

Smartphone giant OPPO renews three-year partnership with world-famous Football team FC Barcelona

“These elements aim to inspire Barca fans, strengthen the community by bringing them closer to the club and OPPO products, and drive our two sides’ shared values of passion, creativity, innovation, and perfection.” ~Derek Sun, OPPO Global Marketing Director
This 2019, stunning new Limited Edition FC Barcelona’s handset from OPPO celebrates the three-year partnership, highlighting to fans the fruitful relationship between the two. This commemorative edition of OPPO’s Reno 10x Zoom phone blends the team’s famous garnet and blue colors, creating a genuine work of art that is sure to resonate with Barça supporters globally.
Smartphone giant OPPO renews three-year partnership with world-famous Football team FC Barcelona. Commemorating this long-standing partnership is the release of a Limited Edition FC Barcelona Reno 10x Zoom Series handset. World-leading smartphone brand OPPO recently announced its renewed three-year partnership with football team FC Barcelona. This furthers an already successful four-year alliance with the world-famous team, which is now the longest-running partnership between a Chinese brand and a European football club. This new chapter was also commemorated by the release of a Limited Edition FC Barcelona Reno 10x Zoom Series handset.

Kicking off an exciting new chapter
The renewed partnership will include in-stadium signage, training camps, workshops for fans, plus creative online and off-line fans engagement activities; kicking off an exciting new chapter in the OPPO- FC Barcelona story.

Both organizations’ mutual philosophies have become even more apparent with this re-upped partnership. Just as FC Barcelona’s world-renowned passion for the “beautiful game” has effectively transformed football into an art; likewise, OPPO aims to create beauty in people’s lives, through cutting-edge devices that unleash users’ creativity. Both partners’ shared values extend to innovation and perfection, with OPPO setting up institutes across the world to advance the company’s tech innovation and research capabilities in 5G and AI, as well as the Barça Innovation Hub, that is exploring the use of new technologies on the football field.  Camp Nou is also set to become the first stadium in Europe with dedicated 5G coverage. 

OPPO has been able to reach out to Barça’s more than 200 million fans across the world, making this a critical element of the company’s overseas branding strategy.

An already successful partnership
When OPPO and FC Barcelona kickstarted their partnership in 2015, it marked the very first in-depth cooperation between a Chinese brand and a European football club. 

OPPO places tremendous value in sports globally, becoming the first Asian sponsor of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in the UK, the first Chinese sponsor of the French Tennis Open, Roland-Garros, while also backing the Indian National Cricket Team. These events serve as a communication bridge for OPPO, effectively bringing its young and innovative technology to sports fans worldwide.

OPPO, FC Barcelona continue their 4-year alliance
Stunning new handset that combines technology with art
Since the start of OPPO and FC Barcelona, it has gifted fans several limited edition smartphones. Under the slogan “The Smartphone of Champions”, OPPO released the FC Barcelona Edition of the R7 Plus in 2015. Following this initial success came a series of well-received limited edition handsets including the R9 (2016), F3 (2017) and R11 Plus (2017).

Sporting the powerful features of the Reno 10x Zoom such as the camera with 60x zoom and Ultra Night Mode 2.0, panoramic screen, and VOOC 3.0, this limited edition smartphone offers something more special to fans. 

Inspired by the club flags waving in Camp Nou, the phone’s exterior sports the club’s famous garnet and blue colors. This used an innovative, industry-first heat-press technique to create its unique gradient effect. Overlaying this is two Barça logos: a larger blurred logo, paying homage to the club’s glorious history, as well as a smaller gold team logo at the bottom, which represents the club’s present, as well as its bright future.  It also comes equipped with custom software, including exclusive wallpapers and icons such as footballs, garnet, and blue kits, and more. Fans can also feel like Barca is with them wherever they go, thanks to its custom ringtones that sample the FC Barcelona anthem and stadium sounds. 

The Limited Edition FC Barcelona OPPO Reno 10x Zoom with 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM will be available in select markets in Europe and Asia.

About OPPO
OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since launching its first smartphone - “Smiley Face” - in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology, Today, OPPO provides customers with a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and R series, ColorOS operating system, as well as internet services such as OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 research institutes and 4 R&D centers worldwide and an international design center in London, OPPO’s more than 40,000 employees are dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.

About FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona was founded nearly 120 years ago in 1899, and is unique in many ways. The club is owned by its more than 145,000 members and can boast of being the most successful club in Europe over the last years. Since season 2004/05 they have won four of the Club’s five Champions League titles and nine of their 26 domestic league titles. Due to its very special personality, ‘Barça’ is recognized as being ‘more than a club’. The team’s distinctive style of play is projected around the world by the best players and coaches of their time in combination with club’s famous reliance on homegrown talent.

All of this goes hand in hand with its ongoing ambition to become the most admired, beloved and global sports institution on the planet. This mission is supported by such core principles as humility, effort, ambition, respect and team-work, while the club is also famed for its commitment to society, which is channeled through the FC Barcelona Foundation and its work to educate children through the positive values of sport. Such unstoppable growth in recent years has led to a global reach of more than 315 million fans and made FC Barcelona a world leader on social media.

Reddoorz climbs to the top of travel apps in PH

Current trends in traveling have drastically changed over the years. More and more people are looking for ways to start an adventure without having to shell out a lot of money to visit beaches, tourist spots, and other cultural landmarks, be it in the outskirts of the Philippines or in international territories.
One way to ride the wave of the travel boom is to look for affordable airfare and budget-friendly hotels.  

Thankfully, Reddoorz, the hotel management, and booking platform, has opened up opportunities for both local travelers and foreign tourists to find and live in comfortable, well-appointed hotels that cost only a fraction of the cost of five-star hotels.
The Reddoorz travel app – downloadable on the Google Play Store and App Store – has helped drive the travel fever, putting booking and access to affordable accommodations all over the Philippines at one’s fingertips. The Reddoorz app has consistently placed among the top 5 travel apps of choice but climbed to Number 1 as of July 24, 2019.

With the help of the app and avid consumer usage, RedDoorz has enlivened the travel scene, accommodating tourists and travelers in over 150 affordable accommodations in over 10 cities in the Philippines. Reddoorz hotels can be found in the busy streets of Metro Manila, Cebu, and Pampanga to bustling tourist spots like Tagaytay and Davao,. The technology-driven company has caught the attention of travel-hungry people who are always on-the-go, letting them know that there is the best quality affordable hotel available at practically any time of the year, letting them save money as they experience big adventures. No need to postpone travel plans until after the usual big amount allocated for travel has been saved or earned.

It’s a “fly now, pay now” experience with Reddoorz. Lodging costs are so affordable, anyone can travel every time the travel bug bites. Furthermore, travelers will be able to allocate a portion of their money for other things like food, transportation, pasalubongs, and fun activities instead of spending a big chunk of the budget on lodging. The good news is, today’s budget hotels place a premium on comfort and convenience as well.
To make sure that not only tourists benefit, but the whole hotel industry as well, RedDoorz has partnered with smaller hotels and apartelles in various cities and key provinces to perk up the tourist activity in more locations.
So now, if the impulse hits to watch and swim with the whale sharks in Cebu, bask in the beaches of Palawan, see the century-old Spanish churches and houses in Iloilo, grab a bite of the famous Chicken Inasal in Bacolod, embark on a food trip in Pampanga, feel the cold air of the City of Pines or Tagaytay, or simply hang out in Manila, there’s always a range of properties to choose from to turn all that into reality. The Reddoorz App makes all that happen right when it’s wanted in the easiest possible way. Just choose the destination, find the Reddoorz hotel there and start packing.
Now crossing out target destinations from one’s bucket list is easy as pie.

TPB gears up for global competitiveness

To achieve its global competitiveness goal and attract more travelers, visitors, and investors, the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, the marketing arm of the Department of Tourism (DOT), is conducting a series of Tourism Marketing Educational Seminars among participants from DOT Regional Offices and local government units (LGUs), which kicked off in Batangas City this June, and will go to Cebu and Butuan in August.

The seminars will focus on skills training and upgrading competency level through workshops, case studies and collaborative research projects. This intends to boost the employment rate, improve income opportunities and subsequently increase tourism arrivals and receipts.

Moreover, the seminar-workshop is expected to empower LGU’s tourism officers with greater knowledge to initiate and oversee successful tourism marketing strategies that can significantly contribute to the country’s economic and social development. 

TPB will also discuss relevant issues affecting the tourism industry that may impact the market and provide an opportunity to enhance performance and decision-making skills.

The seminars, which anticipates approximately 60 participants per run is part of TPB's initiative to support the National Tourism Development Plan (NTDP) 2016-2022, aiming to build and upscale the implementation of tourism programs to deliver a more competitive, sustainable and inclusive tourism sector.

McDonald’s Philippines sweeps PANAta Awards 2019 with 15 wins

“We always aim to deliver campaigns that showcase feel-good moments through stories that strongly resonate with the Filipino people. Our goal is to create strong and authentic connections with our customers, ensuring they have more and more reasons to love the brand and what it stands for.” ~McDonald’s Marketing Director, Christina Lao

Earlier this year, McDonald’s also won Gold for Advocacy for “Hope for Marawi” during 2019 Asia-Pacific Tambuli Awards.

McDonald’s, and its creative agency Leo Burnett, once again dominated the stage during the 2019 PANAta Awards as the brand brought home a multitude of recognitions—including five Golds, four Silvers, three Bronzes, and three People’s Choice Awards. Amongst over 130 entries received, McDonald’s campaigns that were recognized for their excellence included “Hope for Marawi,” “Frymoji,” “Doodelivery,” “#WalangPasok Deals,” and “ShaGab Loves McDo.” 

The Philippine Association of National Advertisers (PANA) hosts its annual awards show called the PANAta Awards which showcases the industry’s best brand campaigns that have exhibited excellence in strategy, execution, and results.

Last year, McDonald's won the Brand Builder of the Year Award for its McDelivery Pin campaign, following its induction into the “PANAta Hall Of Fame” the year before—a distinction held by no other brand in the industry.

Honorio Banario Training Efficiently To Avoid Injuries

“I find my match with Lowen [Tynanes] as somewhat bittersweet. I did my best in that match but Lowen proved to be the better man that night. He was quick in taking me down and I failed to defend myself on time. I have learned a lot from that match and I will be taking those lessons in my upcoming bout. Coach Mark always plans our daily training menu with our efficiency and safety in mind. Even though there are five of us competing in Manila, we have always been training independently with our partners in the same weight division. We know the pressure coach Mark is feeling with roughly half of his athletes competing on the same night so we also do our part and train diligently. This is the perfect opportunity for me to win. It is unfortunate that great athletes are getting injured and even though I’m out of the tournament, I will be doing my best to win on behalf of them as well as all the fans who are supporting us in my upcoming match. ~Honorio “The Rock” Banario

Honorio “The Rock” Banario will be returning to the biggest global stage of martial arts competition to face “Crazy Dog” Dae Sung Park at ONE: DAWN OF HEROES on August 2 in Manila, Philippines.

Banario recently fell to Hawaiian Elite MMA representative Lowen Tynanes in the first round of the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix at ONE: HERO’S ASCENT

Eyeing a return to the winner’s circle, “The Rock” has been training non-stop to give another great performance in front of his countrymen. He says his previous outing serves as a lesson, and that he vows to showcase his improvements moving forward.

Tynanes, Ariel Sexton, and Timofey Nastyukhin all had to pull out of the high-profile tournament due to injuries. Although he has already bowed out of the tournament, the Baguio City native is training efficiently with his stablemates at Team Lakay to avoid any injury. Banario is one of five Team Lakay athletes preparing for the blockbuster Manila event.

The former ONE Featherweight World Champion is eager to get back into action especially with his teammates sharing the stage in front of their Filipino fans.

In1Go and AIM collaborate for data science project

“We’re looking forward to this partnership because this is new in the industry. With data science becoming more important, we’re looking into gaining insights from the information that we have to leverage our clients’ position.” ~Ramon S. Garcia, chief executive officer of In1Go
Present at the signing ceremony held at AIM were (from left) Dr. Tahrini A. Garcia, chief finance officer of In1Go; Ramon S. Garcia, chief executive officer of In1Go; Dr. Christopher P. Monterola, executive director, ACCeSs@AiM and school head of AIM’s Aboitiz School of Innovation Technology and Entrepreneurship; and Dr. Erika Fille T. Legara, deputy director, ACCeSs@AiM and program director of AIM’s Master of Science in Data Science program.
In1Go Technologies, Inc. has partnered with the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) for the data science project Capstone Project Collaboration.

The project aims to use information or real data to solve the company’s real-world business problems. Data from various industries are becoming more and more important for businesses to get ahead.

In1Go Technologies, Inc., an information technology services and BPO (business process outsourcing) company that provides a wide range of value solutions using the latest technologies, provided data so students in AIM’s Master of Science in Data Science program could develop a model that could lead to solutions to its business problems.
“What we envision is for our students to work closely with different industries and do a practical application of data science by working hand in hand with various organizations.” ~Dr. Christopher P. Monterola, Executive Director at ACCeSs@AiM and head of AIM’s Aboitiz School of Innovation Technology and Entrepreneurship
Data In1Go shared from its clients could help develop a predictive model that the company could use internally for its projects or incorporate into its existing applications. In1Go’s clients are mostly from the fast-moving consumer good (FMCG) industry. Their data include inventories, sales, and on-shelf availability.

Data Science students from AIM studied, analyzed and worked on the live data to create a model that could benefit In1Go’s clients. Students partnered with data scientists from ACCeSs@AiM to look for patterns and gain insights from the information provided to meet In1Go’s requirements and parameters to solve its business problems.

Students used computers, machine learning, and algorithms to process the data. Depending on the business objective or problem, students tried developing solutions based on the information from the data. The collaborative project also served to meet thesis requirements of AIM’s Data Science students.

The Master of Science in Data Science program is a pioneering program of AIM’s Aboitiz School of Innovation Technology and Entrepreneurship, considered the first in the Philippines and one of the firsts in Asia.

In1Go specializes in supply chain, field and distribution management, location marketing and location-based services using state-of-the-art technologies.

Through this collaboration, In1Go hopes to use of the information they have to service its clients more effectively. AIM, on the other hand, hopes to work with more industries and help them understand the advantages of using data science in today’s competitive business environment.  

Danny Kingad Excited To Share The Stage With Fellow Team Lakay Members

“Being a member of Team Lakay has played a huge factor in my improvement, not only as an athlete but as a human being as well. Prior to joining the team, I knew very little about martial arts apart from the basic kicks and punches. Under the guidance of my coach, I learned proper execution as well as other skills such as grappling, submission wrestling, fluid striking, and others. When I was young, I was in a very bad crowd and it had a negative impact on my life. Team Lakay helped me out of that dark place and taught me values like respect and honor, and I generally became a better person. Personally, I think having five of us Team Lakay members competing on the same card is advantageous. Everyone’s always at the gym training and we’re all focused and determined to be in the best condition possible. We know we are all individually responsible for the outcome of our bouts, so we help each other get to where we want to be. At the event, it serves a huge boost to our morale knowing that we have family cheering us on from our corners, no matter the result. I can say our bond at Team Lakay is unbreakable.” ~Danny “The King” Kingad

Danny “The King” Kingad is gearing up to face Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Reece “Lightning” McLaren at ONE: DAWN OF HEROES in front of his compatriots on August 2 at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.

Kingad will be one of five athletes from Team Lakay who will see action on the card.  When he was young, Kingad was a troubled teen treading on the wrong path. Eventually, he was course-corrected after joining the Baguio-based Team Lakay during his senior year of high school. There, he was groomed to become an excellent athlete and a role model. Being a member of Team Lakay is something Kingad is extremely proud of.

Kingad will compete on the same stage with four of his Team Lakay brothers, including Eduard Folayang, Honorio Banario, Geje Eustaquio, and Edward Kelly. 

Training five athletes simultaneously may seem like an overwhelming task for Team Lakay coach Mark Sangiao, but the team’s discipline and teamwork make his job easier and more efficient. Kingad also does his best to maximize training and finds some advantages in training in a group setting.

Kingad is on the rise and continues to rack up wins. We can only expect he shines brighter in Manila when he performs alongside his Team Lakay brothers in front of his countrymen. If he’s able to defeat McLaren, Kingad will move on to the final round of the ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix, where he will face the winner between Demetrious Johnson and Tatsumitsu Wada.

Huwebes, Hulyo 18, 2019

Yummylicious Yakitori at Century Park Hotel's Japanese outlet, Century Tsukiji

“We hope you enjoy our latest food offer that is sure to satisfy your craving for Japanese fare.” ~Anthony Tan, CPH’s General Manager

Yummilicious Yakitori! Enjoy seven skewers loaded with kani bacon, chicken tail, shrimp, salmon belly, chicken wings, ox tongue, and squid together with bowls of Japanese rice, miso soup and vegetable salad for only P895 net!

Century Park Hotel (CPH), one of the finest hotels in Manila, is proud to announce its latest offer, Yummylicious Yakitori!

At P895 net, the sumptuous set meal for two is available this July at the hotel’s Japanese outlet, Century Tsukiji.

Enjoy seven skewers loaded with kani bacon, chicken tail, shrimp, salmon belly, chicken wings, ox tongue, and squid together with two bowls of Japanese rice, two bowls of miso soup and two servings of vegetable salad.

Century Tsukiji offers traditional and unique Japanese specialties. The food outlet is open daily from 11:00AM to 2:00PM and 6:00PM to 10:00PM.

Yummylicious Yakitori is available for a limited time only. 

To know more about Century Park Hotel, visit www.centurypark.com or contact information@centurypark.com.ph and telephone numbers: (632) 528-8888 and (63917) 528-5888

Launched in 1976, the Century Park Hotel remains as one of the finest hotels in Manila. It is owned and operated by Maranaw Hotels and Resort Corporation and enjoys a mix of local and international patrons. The renowned establishment has over 500 rooms in varied types and facilities for a complete dining and leisure experience. Century Park Hotel is located at 599 P. Ocampo St. Malate, Manila.  

HIS & HERS: Good Things Come in Pairs with Novuhair

When choosing the perfect gift for couples between the idea of being thoughtful and practical. Striking a balance can be a real challenge. You have to consider their shared interests and make sure that you pick up something neither of them owns. Novuhair is here to help you decide and make the process simpler.

Introducing 2 gift ideas that fit couples of all forms and are guaranteed to be loved and used by your favorite duo. These gifts are perfect for couples who share the same passion for couples celebrating major milestones together such as engagement, housewarming, and anniversary to name a few.

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A good herbal shampoo like NOVUHAIR herbal shampoo may help leave a stronger, healthier-looking hair and aid in preventing excessive hair shedding which may lead to hair loss. This will be a healthier alternative for him.

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HERS: Experience special protection made for your delicate flora

Without being too cheesy, these couple gifts are fun and surprising, a perfect way to express how much you value their gift of friendship - a gift that may keep them both well-groomed and well-protected. It may not be the best gift in the world but it’s the thought that really counts, agree? Anyways, that’s what friends are for.

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