Friday, December 02, 2016

WELCOMING THE WELLNESS MOMS MOVEMENT


Procter & Gamble and Robinsons Supermarket Join Forces with Mothers to Further Strengthen Their Advocacy of Wellness

 What happens when mothers come together to celebrate their personal advocacy of wellness? A Wellness Moms Movement emerges- a movement of change by mothers rallying as one for a better and healthier lifestyle.

PUGAD Boys of Don Bosco Parish rise to the Challenge

St. John Bosco Parish students rise to the challenge with Caltex Havoline® and ONE Championship


 The youth of the St. John Bosco Parish got a once in a lifetime chance to train with ONE Championship athletes through a community initiative spearheaded by Caltex Havoline.



Caltex Havoline brand ambassador Mark Striegl along with ONE Championship title holders Brandon Vera and Eduard Folayang trained with the children of the parish with the aim to empower them through physical fitness activities and inspire them to face life’s toughest challenges with endurance and genuine strength.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Enteng Kabisote 10 and The Abangers

The comedy-adventure movie follows the reluctant hero in his latest fantastical escapade. Through hard work and determination, Enteng Kabisote has used his talent to “butingting everything” to become an ironworks and robotics magnate. Since his last adventure in Engkantasya, he has settled down to becoming a successful businessman, community leader, and a doting grandfather to his cute and bubbly grandchild Benokis, as his son Benok (Oyo Boy Sotto) tackles fatherhood and his duty as a law enforcer. Little does he know that trouble is brewing and he will be called on once again to save the world.


Friday, November 11, 2016

LEGION RUN SET TO CONQUER THE PHILIPPINES IN 2017


A totally new outdoor experience is set to conquer the Philippines and excite people who
love adventure, challenges and the outdoors in 2017. Called the “Legion Run”, this event is
a 5km team-oriented run with 20+ obstacles that offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience to
people of all levels of physical fitness and ability, due to its non-competitive nature.
The Legion Run, which is to be held for the first time in the Philippines, is an international
event where successful runs were held for the past years in different parts of the world
such as France, Italy, Poland, Greece, Israel, Bulgaria and more.




The Philippine debut of the event, the second to be held in Asia, is set on March 4, 2017 at
the Greenfield City in Laguna, Philippines. There will be elements of mud, fire, ice and
barbed wire all throughout the obstacle course and participants are expected to hurdle
these by jumping, climbing and crawling.

Finishers complete the experience by conquering all these body and mental challenges,
worthy enough for them to be regarded as true-blooded “legionnaires”. Legionnaires can
then celebrate their success with food, drinks and various post-event attractions that can
be found in the Legion Run Festival Area.

Legion Run is more than just a run or an event. It's an experience of a lifetime. Everyone
participates for a different reason but they finish all the same; “changed". This isn't a race
and the only prize to win is Pride. Legion Run is about overcoming personal challenges and
the thrill of proving to yourself you CAN. But most of all, it's about getting out there and
having FUN again.

Visiti the  online site for the Philippine edition of the legion run : http://www.phillipines.legionrun.com/


To learn more about the Legion Run, follow their  social media accounts in Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/legionrun or https://www.facebook.com/IgnitePhilippinesInc
and Instagram, email at philippines@legionrun.com.


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

“Love to See Change”

Essilor launches “Love to See Change” program for World Sight Day

 

 

Essilor, the world’s leading ophthalmic optics company, joins everyone around the globe in observing World Sight Day (WSD) by launching a campaign called Love to See Change, an online program that encourages everyone to commit to having their eyes checked within the year.

 

Essilor’s Love to See Change invites Essilor employees and the general public topledge their commitment to have their eyes checked through the websitewww.lovetoseechange.com/en/ starting October 13 through the end of 2016For the first 100,000 users who will make a pledge, the Essilor Group will donate $1 on their behalf in favour of a local initiative that supports healthy vision for those in need.

 

Every year, Essilor actively participates in WSD initiatives for the promotion of good eyesight through various programs and events held across different countries aroundthe worldIn 2015 alone, the company has initiated an astounding 23,284 vision tests in more than 49 countries worldwideThis is in line with Essilor’s mission of improving lives by improving eyesight.

 

World Sight Day is organized by the World Health Organization and is observed annually every second Thursday of October. It is a part of a global action plan aimed at decreasing needless visual impairment, generating data about the magnitude and causes of visual impairment and encouraging nations to adopt eye health policies.

 

Be a part of this important global event. It starts with you taking a pledge: get an eye check-up before the end of the year and participate in the Love to See ChangeCampaign.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

McDonald’s Grand Halloween Family Fun Day

Your family looks forward to Halloween year on year because of playful trick-or-treats, creative costumes, and fun activities. 

This year, McDonald’s celebrates Halloween bigger as it holds the Grand Halloween Family Fun Day for the second consecutive year in Cebu and for the first time ever in Manila. Kids and kids-at-heart are welcome to join the Fun Day at J. Center Mall, Mandaue City, Cebu, on October 22, 2016, and at the World Trade Center Metro Manila on October 29, 2016. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

That'so: A breakthrough in beauty


 
A never-before-seen beauty breakthrough has arrived in the Philippines through That'so, an Italian skincare brand renowned for its "fast beauty" concept.
 
That'so Philippines co-founders and Filipina-Canadian sisters Queenie Subido and Flecett Aspilla bring in the breakthrough for Filipinos to experience. Their first-ever offering is That'so Pure White, a patented skin-brightening and anti-aging treatment that addresses hard-to-solve woes including discoloration, hyperpigmentation, fines lines and wrinkles.
 
But what makes the treatment a first in the country? Subido explains that it will be administered by doctors only using the That'so Pure White nano-spray machine filled with the Pure White lotion, which is packed with biomimetic peptides.
 
She adds, "Biomimetic peptides, which mimics the skin and improves its overall appearance, are sprayed all over the body in nano-particles so that it is absorbed deep down the layers of the skin."
 
Moreover, That'so Pure White's biomimetic peptides are derived from natural ingredients—cinnamon to be exact—making it an all-natural spray lotion. Safe and gentle to all skin types, it is European Health Regulations-Certified and FDA-Approved.
 
"We promise results. In just two to three sessions, you can easily see the change. But to achieve maximum results, we recommend to get a total of 24 sessions," shares Aspilla noting that it is best to take home That'so Pure White On the Go Instant Brightening Spray for everyday maintenance.
 
Aspilla and Subido, who grew up and settled in Canada, both attest to the effectivity of That'so. In fact, they were the first to provide That'so's whitening services to North America.
 
Finally, these beautiful businesswomen are introducing That'so Pure White in the Philippines.
 
"Our objective really is to educate the Filipinos that there are better, safer and healthier alternatives out there for skincare procedures," Subido relates.
 
Aspilla echoes, "That is true. Ours is non-invasive and without harmful chemicals because we believe that beauty should be painless."
 
Looking forward, the co-founders share, "In the future, we plan to offer other That'so treatments and products so that through them, Filipinos can embrace any skin color that they want."
 
That'so Pure White is currently available at Floor D Suite, D2 Medical Plaza at Makati Medical Center, Makati City. It will soon be offered by different cosmetology clinics nationwide.

Monday, October 17, 2016

#tHRive3: The PMAP 53rd Annual Conference


 

The Philippines today is at the cusp of new and great opportunities.

With the impending rise to power of new national leaders, the emergence of a more vigilant Filipino people, the advent of the ASEAN integration, and overall improvements in various global and national indicators, the challenge is not anymore survival, or development, but to ride the momentum.

The call of the hour is to bring the country to new and greater heights, towards sustainable prosperity. The greater need is to deliver inclusive growth for all Filipinos. The mandate for PMAP is to strategically position people – Filipino human capital, as the main driver of the movement.  For this is the time to tHRive!

The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), the premiere organization of people managers and HR practitioners in the country, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year and is coming up with bigger and more relevant initiatives and advocacies.

From October 19-21, PMAP will hold its 53rd Annual Conference with the theme “#tHRive3: Total HR Innovation. Velocity. Endurance. Execution. Excellence” happening at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City.

This year’s Conference is dubbed as a conference like no other featuring:

• A VERITABLE MARKETPLACE of cutting-edge and fresh ideas, emergent theories, endless solutions, best practices, relevant advocacies, and state-of-the-art HR technology.
•  UNPARALLELED ROSTER of speakers with global, regional, national stature that includes Dave Ulrich, the world’s #1 management educator and a top 5 management coach
•  PROACTIVE BALANCE of session topics and learning fora – a conference that offers a variety of sessions that target various levels of learning needs as well as a variety of issues and concerns delivered through innovative and creative ways.
•  A DYNAMIC LEARNING DESIGN that allows attendees to customize their participation based on individual agenda.
•  SHOWCASE of best practices, award-winning programs, and cutting-edge resources and technologies.
•  EXTRAORDINARY potentials for networking.

The sought-after PMAP AWARDS in human resource and people management excellence will once again celebrate a rich harvest of HR talents and initiatives. This year’s winners will be announced on the second day of the conference. The following highly-coveted awards will be given: 

 The People Program of the Year (PPY).  Awarded to a company for its relevant, unique, innovative and/or cutting-edge program, which is designed to provide meaningful contributions and improve employer-employee relations to meet a specific need of the company.

 The People Manager of the Year (PMY). Recognizes the HR practitioner who has imbibed and modelled the strategic role of human resources in the organizations, through exceptional people initiatives and programs addressing business challenges. The awardee continues to make significant contributions to the development of the HR profession. He or she is actively involved in advocacy and community work, and strives to continuously achieve personal mastery and a balanced life.

 The Employer of the Year (EOY). Recognition to a company that satisfactorily fulfils its people management responsibilities, as demonstrated by its leadership, dynamism, professionalism, strategic thinking and implementation, continuous improvement in HR processes and programs, linkage of HR to business objectives, and employee focus.

On top of the highly-relevant plenary and concurrent sessions, the PMAP Fellowship and PMAP Expo will be bigger and bolder in time for PMAP’s Diamond year celebration with exciting activities and programs that every people manager or HR practitioner in the country should not miss.

For more information, please contact the PMAP Secretariat at tel. no. 726-1532, email pmap@pmap.org.ph, visit www.pmap.org.ph or “Like” www.facebook.com/PMAP1956.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

CONVERSE DEBUTS NEW COUNTER CLIMATE RUBBER COLLECTION


BATTLE THE ELEMENTS: CONVERSE DEBUTS NEW COUNTER CLIMATE RUBBER COLLECTION
Launching this Fall/Winter 2016, Chuck II Leads Converse Footwear Against the Wet Weather
With Rubber


Converse is tackling the elements of weather head-on this season, combining classic sneaker designs with premium weatherized features, with the debut of the Fall/Holiday 2016 Converse Counter Climate Rubber Footwear Collection. The new collections provide the necessary tools to combat the climate shifts while emphasizing essential weather-beating benefits. The innovative sneaker collections feature a bold mix of colors and materials including water repellent rubber and waterproof neoprene. This collection is intended to stand up against unpredictable inclement weather.


Each sneaker has been treated to help tackle rainy weather while maintaining comfort and style. For the holiday season, both new and time-honored styles endure the harsh elements with the Counter Climate Rubber collection. These rubber boots and sneakers are winter-ready with water resistant material and heat retention.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Cebu, Baguio, Bacolod children makes cut of JrNBA Presented by Alaska



The best boys and girls basketball players from Cebu, Baguio and Bacolod overcame the odds to make the final lineup of the JrNBA/JrWNBA Presented by Alaska All-Star teams that will fly on October 6 to Shanghai, China to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime NBA experience.

Boys and girls from the provinces - especially those from Bacolod, Cebu and Baguio - did surprisingly well when ranged beside their counterparts from Manila.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

ActiveHealth Launches Online Portal for the Swim, Bike and or Run Communities


ActiveHealth Community (AHC) portal encourages athletes to use the digital platform to aid training and exceed performance targets.


ActiveHealth is taking its growing community of running and multisports athletes from the physical realm of race tracks and training grounds to the digital platform of online race prep and coaching, historical race results tracker, sports nutrition and sleep advice among others. It is giving another dimension to its engagement with its active race participants through the online platform called the ActiveHealth Community (AHC) portal.


According to Alex Panlilio, Unilab Consumer Health Operating Vice President, “The idea behind AHC is to strengthen the ties that bind the community, which is pursuing an active lifestyle, and pursuing excellence by encouraging them to strive in reaching their potential. AHC is yet another medium to deliver the mission of ActiveHealth to empower the progressive athletes”.

AHC members have access to training plans that are customized to the ActiveHealth race that they are joining, expert advice/support from AHC Coaches and mentors through classes, training camps, articles and online coaching analysis, updates on all events, special offers of ActiveHealth as well as rewards for being an active member of the community.

“What sets AHC apart from other training programs or clubs is that we know our community of runners, cyclists, and triathletes very well so we can provide them what they require as progressive athletes in order for them to exceed themselves. And that is a holistic, system-based approach covering all areas of training and race preparation—sleep, recovery, nutrition and gear,” shares Ani De Leon-Brown, Senior Coach Consultant of AHC.

AHC members have access to a roster of the best coaches and sports specialists in their fields such as veteran coaches and marathoners Titus Salazar and Ben Alacar, former triathlon team coach Dan Brown, first certified female multisport coach in the Philippines Ani De-Leon Brown, multi-awarded triathlete Coach Andy Leuterio and other seasoned triathlon coaches such as Ian Alacar, Kaye Lopez, and Nonoy Basa. We also have sports science experts Riel Espino, Saul Sibayan, Kris Agarao, sleep and recovery expert Francis Diano and sports nutrition experts Harvie De Baron among many others who are in the process of finalizing contracts with ActiveHealth. 

“The mentors will be the on-ground teachers who will assist the members with their form and technique. There will be regular mentor sessions across different training areas in Metro Manila so we can provide assistance to more athletes,” adds De Leon-Brown. Eventually, AHC will also conduct mentor sessions or classes outside of Metro Manila. 

AHC is accessible via the ActiveHealth website, www.activehealth.ph or by downloading the app on Google Play store and Apple store when it becomes available towards the end of the year. AHC is open to all participants of ActiveHealth races (Run United, Tri United, among others) since 2010 up to the present. Once an athlete registers for an event, they automatically get a link to the AHC portal. The AHC portal is linked to the online registration of ActiveHealth races. Membership is free and has no expiration.

ActiveHealth is offering a premium subscription to AHC members who want to avail of additional benefits such as priority registration to all events (i.e. registration will be open to premium subscribers two (2) weeks before it is open to the public), access to coach classes, request online coach analysis (extra fees apply) and other features such as sleep timer on the mobile app, once it becomes available. The Premium subscription will be offered at an introductory price of PhP365 per year.

Exclusive rewards and offers are also in store for AHC members. They can earn rewards/points by completing tasks and activities within the community such as signing up and completing races, attending classes, and achieving targets. The detailed rewards mechanics will be available to the athletes on the AHC portal.

Those interested to join AHC can already do so when they register and participate in the upcoming Tri United 4 on November 27 in Clark, Pampanga. 

PSBank’s 56th Anniversary Blowout Deals on Pre-Owned Wheels




 

As part of Philippine Savings Bank’s anniversary treat, it will offer hot deals on pre-owned wheels for a week!

 

PSBank will bid out quality, pre-owned cars during the 56th Anniversary Blowout PSBank Auto carnival”—a seven-day special sale of PSBank’s repossessed cars. It will be from September 24 to October 1, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (except Sundays) at the PSBank Auto Mart at #220 Mañalac Avenue, East Service Road, Taguig City.

 

Clients who will apply for a PSBank Auto Loan product during the event will enjoy either special financing rates or avail of board rates and get free PhP3,000 worth of gas allowance, PhP2,000 worth of tint services, and PSBank umbrella.

 

The PSBank Auto Loan with Prime Rebate makes owning a car fast and easy with its flexible payment terms and convenient modes of payment. Car buyers will get a credit decision within 24 hours from their loan application via SMS and earn rebates when they pay in advance or in excess of their monthly amortization.

 

There will be a special bidding session on all days of the event. During the special bidding, which will take place from 8:30-9:30 a.m. only, newly repossessed cars will be up for auction and awarded immediately once results are finalized.

 

Event visitors will also get a chance to play games, enjoy free snacks and refreshments, and win prizes. Don’t miss out on this exciting event that will allow you to finally own your dream vehicle at a very good deal!