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


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.