Sunday, July 26, 2009


The “Bisolvon bilis – alis ubo ng Pamilya” Family Day was organized as part of the brand’s efforts to strengthen Bisolvon’s image as the “Family cough medicine” that families can trust through the years. Over time, the brand has been recognized as one of the pioneers in the cough medicine industry, as it has proven its value through the years, already existing for more than 4 decades today (40+ years).

Given this, the event held last July 3 – 5 in the SM Mall of Asia was slated to further establish Bisolvon as the “family cough medicine” by encouraging families to spend quality time bonding with each other through joining the three-day “Bisolvon family day”. In the process, this will thus re-acquaint the doting mom – and – kid pairs to the family brand that is Bisolvon. Through this effort, the brand hopes to forge a strong attachment of the brand’s identity to the idea of being the cough medicine for the whole family.

Apart from this, the event also served as the launch of the quarter – long below – the – line activations of Bisolvon, which will be in the form of school road shows, barangay roadshows, and pharmacy roadshows.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Relaxing Day at A Home Spa

After a grueling and stressful week at work, there is nothing more enticing than going to a spa for rest and relaxation to renew the spirit. Most especially for frazzled working moms like me. The thought of the foot massage, back massage and one of a kind facials. Spells total relaxation!!!I know that going to the spa once in awhile to treat themselves is ideal. But who could afford to do that right.

But If I could just afford it. I would certainly want to have a spa party that would be at the at the convenience of my home. Who would have thought that it would be impossible. But leave it to Carlo and Lil to make that happen.

They promise to give you the total spa experience and they totally delivered. They totally gave us a sneak peek of what it's like when you hire them. I'm sure that it will be money well spent who wouldn't want to be a guest at their own party.

We were definitely treated like royalty, we were pampered and we were really in pure spa bliss!!

If you are ready to experience the ultimate spa party experience. Send Lil and Carlo at or try out what they have to offer you can visit Caprichosa Day Spa, 126 Armstrong Ave. Moonwalk Village Phase 1, Paranaque City, Philippines

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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Krispy Kreme Kicks Off International Fave Fan Search

To celebrate Krispy Kreme’s 72nd anniversary, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Philippines announced today that it is inviting its loyal Filipino fans to share their special Krispy Kreme moments online at Fans can also participate in a new promotion to find Krispy Kreme’s favorite fans in international markets around the world.

The Krispy Kreme International Fave Fan Search to find the favorite fans in Krispy Kreme international markets kicks off today. Participating countries include: Korea, Japan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Canada. Krispy Kreme fans residing in these countries can enter the contest by simply going to and submitting a brief description of their special Krispy Kreme moment, as well as their favorite Krispy Kreme picture.

A dozen (12) Fave Fan finalists will be selected from each participating country after the entry submission period ends. Krispy Kreme fans will ultimately decide the winner by voting for their favorite fan entry. Voting to select the International Fave Fans will run from October 1 to October 31, 2009 at All Fave Fan finalists from each participating country will receive exciting Krispy Kreme prizes.

Philippine Fave Fan finalists will be eligible to win the following prizes:

Grand Prize Winner –Philippine’sTop Vote Recipient (1 Winner)

  • A trip for two (2) to Krispy Kreme’s headquarters in Winston-Salem, NC, USA. This person will represent Philippines at the International Fave Fan Summit in the U.S. in early 2010.
  • The chance to design and name a special Krispy Kreme doughnut and have it sold by Krispy Kreme Philippines during 2010.
  • A year’s supply (two (2) dozen doughnuts per month for 12 months) of Krispy Kreme doughnuts to enjoy and share with friends and family.

Runners Up – The 11 remaining Filipino Fave Fan finalists will win either a six (6) or three (3) month supply (two (2) dozen doughnuts per month for six (6) or three (3) months respectively) of Krispy Kreme doughnuts to enjoy and share with friends and family.

To participate in Krispy Kreme’s International Fave Fan Search, Krispy Kreme Philippines fans are encouraged to:

1. Share news about the Krispy Kreme International Fave Fan Search with friends and family so they can participate in this special contest.

2. Go to their local Krispy Kreme Philippines store to share a special moment with friends and family.

3. Try Krispy Kreme’s great-tasting doughnuts and iced beverages to brighten your day.

4. Take photos of friends and family enjoying a special Krispy Kreme moment and share those pictures with loved ones and favorite social networking sites.

5. Visit to share their special Krispy Kreme moments and enter the contest.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Spreading Beauty through HBC

Back in the day, only the rich can call themselves beautiful; now, even if the world is practically in recession, you can still do something to make yourself appear fabulous.

This is because HBC, one of the most of innovative retailer of health, beauty, personal and home care products and services in the country, spreads the right to be beautiful in the biggest and grandest Luzon-wide beauty makeover.

In line with their vision of enhancing Filipinos’ natural good looks, HBC brings “Gandang Exclusibo sa Barangay”, a Luzon-wide initiative to reach millions of Filipinos who would want to be beautiful.

HBC is known for its services – from reliable and trusted Sharpening Services to its Exclusive Service Program that offers free application of our Beauty Exclusive products – from free hair coloring and free hot oil and hair spa to our free foot spa and facial. Free Derma Consultation is also available upon schedule.

Beauty Exclusives currently has 16 brands representing each product line – Hortaleza Professionals Styling and Hair Care Line, Body Recipe Natural Skin Care Line, San San Cosmetics, Hortaleza M.D. dermatological products, Allue Teen Care Line, OHM Male Hygiene, Vitasoft Baby Care Line, Hygienix, Herbal Fresh Oral Care Line, Cleanxone Home Exclusive Household Care Line, Healthy Exclusives, Biopure Natural Drinks, Implements Professional Tools Line, HBC Essentials Accessories Line and ExclusivePro by HBC - HBC's exclusive salon equipment line for salon professionals, and Talas HBC.

Truly there is no stopping HBC in its journey to becoming the Philippines leading innovative world-class retailer of health, beauty and personal care products.

HBC also gives free sessions on make-up, hair coloring, and skin care with the “Makeover 101 session.” The tutorials will teach you how easy it is to apply your own make-up and change your hair color, that you can even do it yourself at home. HBC stores also offer these free services, so you can visit any HBC store near you to get more tips on make-up and hair coloring application.

And to further spread their message, HBC partners with Eat Bulaga—the longest running noontime show in the country—to give away cash prizes and HBC gift packs through games like “Panalo Ka Sa Saya ng Eat Bulaga Dabarkads!,” and “HBC Exclusibo Panalo Roulette!”

“We at HBC are very delighted with how the most loved noon time show can help us reach barangays and do free makeovers,” adds Carino “We know that Eat Bulaga is the best way to reach more Filipinos since it has been number 1 for thirty years—reaching Filipinos from Aparri to Jolo.”

Indeed, through affordable beauty options as that of HBC’s, beauty can still be achieved without breaking the bank.

HBC is the leading innovative world-class retailer of health, beauty, personal and home care products and services with the best value. HBC has 200 branches nationwide. Call customer service at Tel. Nos.: 984-5555 loc. 228 or visit the website

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Trinoma Cinema

A Blockbuster Hit

Moviegoers Prefer TriNoma Cinemas

In the business of cinema, film enthusiasts don’t just line up for the movie itself, but for the theatre as well.

No matter how well the film is crafted, optimal viewing pleasure is equally dependent on where you watch it. Gone are the days when a big screen is enough. Discriminating moviegoers are looking for other elements such as good interiors, superior image and sound quality, and a venue that complements their dynamic lifestyle. Given these, it comes as no surprise that TriNoma emerged as their preferred cinema.

“When TriNoma opened in 2007, it was meant to become a point of convergence in Northern Metro Manila. We are very well aware that watching movies is one activity that brings people together so we took pains to make sure that we bring competitive cinema entertainment that appeals to our market,” explains TriNoma General Manager Mark Sablan.

Conveniently located near an MRT station and catering to the diverse Quezon City market comprised of students from big universities, corporate executives and even celebrities, TriNoma Cinemas’ patrons expanded from those living nearby to denizens from all over Metro Manila.

With seven cinemas to choose from, there are different reasons why movie lovers just keep on going back show after show to TriNoma Cinemas. Reserving a seat can be easily done through Utmost comfort is guaranteed because cinemas have wide leg room and special reclinable lounge chairs are available at Cinemas 3, 4 and 7. For foodies, TriNoma’s cinema floor provides access to a number of food establishments who can deliver their choice of munchies right to their seats.

In terms of technology, TriNoma Cinemas are equipped with state-of-the-art theatre systems. Six cinemas are equipped with Dolby surround sound and Cinema 7 is one of the six movie theatres in the Philippines that are

THX certified. And now, the newly upgraded TriNoma Digital 3D Cinema (Cinema 4) promises to bring a new level of movie entertainment underscored by exciting realism of vivid and rich images.

“All eyes are on TriNoma Cinemas. Being a preferred cinema is both an honor and a responsibility. We at TriNoma are dedicated to giving Filipino moviegoers something new to look forward to,” ends Sablan.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Sandbox Has Arrived

Now Everything Can be Found in ONE Box

No need to visit different sites to get everything: all one needs to do is register and be part of the Sandbox ( website.

With the launch of Sandbox, the latest web platform that unites social networking, online media content sharing and downloading, as well as web services, the future of digital connection for Filipinos comes with a new breakthrough interactive experience.

The event, recently held at Bureau marks the unveiling of a technology that seamlessly fuses your digital lifestyle online and on the go. With Sandbox, one can easily access anything at the touch of a fingertip, as all information from the website is readily shared between PCs and mobile phones.

By fusing social networking, mail, content uploading, and music and video downloading, you will never have to undergo the hassle of juggling through different websites for a complete digital experience. Here, you can create a profile, update your status for the world to see, upload and check on friends’ photos and videos, as well as write blogs, join forums, send and receive e-mail, and download music, games, and various content.

To mirror the digital harmony offered by Sandbox, the event celebrated the fusion of it’s different elements—downloading, gaming, watching, sharing and shopping. Unlike other content download sites, Sandbox offers an easier and faster way to get information online. You don’t even need credit cards to download: since content is delivered straight to your mobile, the cost for any requested music, game, and video is automatically charged to your prepaid load or billed above your postpaid plan. Downloading and installing is trouble-free: by filling up the purchase details on the pop-up window in the site. After clicking the download link sent to one’s mobile, the requested music, game, or movie wallpaper is installed to one’s phone in a matter of seconds.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Take a Big Bite Challenge

7-Eleven Launches One of Philippines’ Biggest Competitive Eating Events

History has proven that Filipinos could stomach almost anything – from hundreds of years of being colonized to the challenges of the modern times. Now, it’s time for them to prove the strength of their gut – literally.

A sport of growing worldwide popularity that started in the U.S. and Japan, 7-Eleven Philippines has recently unveiled a competitive eating battlefield with Big Bite ® Match hotdog eating contest. Open to all 7-Eleven Filipino patrons and hotdog lovers, this is one of the biggest and widest gastronomic competitions ever assembled in the country to date.

“Our culture has a natural affinity for food and if there’s one sport we can excel in, competitive eating is one of them,” said Armi Andrade, 7-Eleven’s Food Service Division Manager. “We believe that Filipinos will appreciate the different kind of exhilaration coupled with this spectator event.”

This is nothing short of a digestive grandstanding. Up until August 15, Mondays to Saturdays, Filipino eating machines can prove their ingestion prowess by going to the nearest 7-Eleven outlets and finishing 5 hotdogs in the shortest time possible. The fastest eaters from 7-Eleven stores nationwide will compete in the culminating event. And in the final Big Bite Match, the champion gurgitator will receive Php 500, 000 in cash.

Tips from the Expert: Tom “Goose” Gilbert

And to prove that they take competitive eating seriously, 7-Eleven Philippines flew in internationally renowned competitive eater Tom “Goose” Gilbert to serve as an inspiration to aspiring Filipino gurgitators.

“It’s a relatively new sport so we want to show an example on how the rest of the world is doing it,” quipped Andrade. “And there’s no better way to do this than by bringing in a champion like Tom Goose.”

Tom Goose made one of competitive eating’s most memorable debut performances when he defeated several veteran professional eaters at the 2nd annual World Italian Sausage Eating Championship in 2006. Currently, he is the world record holder in chicken wings eating and has other titles under his belt.

A Neighborhood that Eats Together, Cheers Together

Aside from the excitement it brings, Andrade also mentioned that this activity would bring people together in stores, thus upholding 7-Eleven’s value as a neighborhood store.

“It’s heartwarming to see other people in the store cheering for the participants even though they don’t know each other. More than a convenience store, this is what 7-Eleven Philippines is – a point of convergence for the communities that host us.”

Who Will Emerge as the Ultimate Filipino Eating Machine?

The battlefield has been drawn in search for the very first Big Bite ® Match champion gurgitator. Whoever is hungry enough to win will emerge victorious and those who will come to 7-Eleven Philippines to witness this gastronomic duel can expect a unique kind of entertainment – bite after bite.

7-Eleven is celebrating its 25th year of being the largest convenience store chain in the Philippines. For inquiries about franchising, please contact the Customer Hotline at 724-10-31 or the Mobile Hotline at 0920-945-2036. Big Bite ® Match is the biggest competitive eating event in the Philippines visit for more information.