Thursday, October 29, 2015

Press Release: Brandon Vera and CHI Lewis Parry To Compete For Inaugural One Heavyweight World Championship. Ana Julaton Returns to the One Cage To Battle Irina Mazepa & Mark Striegl Takes On Jordan Lucas. Also: Ruel Catalan Challenges Alex Silva.

October 28, 2015 - Manila, Philippines: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship (ONE) will return to Manila, Philippines for a highly-anticipated match between top ranked heavyweight contenders Brandon "The Truth" Vera and Chi Lewis "Chopper" Parry at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena on 11 December 2015, with the winner set to be crowned the inaugural ONE Heavyweight World Champion. 


ONE: SPIRIT OF CHAMPIONS will play host to the titanic showdown, as world-renowned Muay Thai stylist and 8-time Grappler's Quest Champion Vera looks to claim the gold against unbeaten British kickboxing stalwart Parry, who challenged the Filipino-American Vera after both fighters recorded recent first round knockout wins. Filipino mixed martial arts superstars Ana Julaton, Mark Striegl and Ruel Catalan also return to the ONE Cage to electrify Filipino fight fans who are expected to pack the rafters.



CEO of ONE Championship, Victor Cui stated, "Each year in Manila, we try to outdo ourselves by putting on increasingly exciting fight cards for passionate fight fans in the Philippines. In addition to the already tremendous main event bout between heavyweights Brandon Vera and Chi Lewis Parry, we are bringing back fan favorites Ana Julaton, Mark Striegl and Ruel Catalan. Get ready for an amazing night of world-class MMA action!"

Tickets for ONE: SPIRIT OF CHAMPIONS are available now at http://www.smtickets.com

The owner of eight KO victories, Brandon Vera is one of the most recognizable figures in the game, as well as one of the most feared Muay Thai practitioners in the world. Renowned for possessing outstanding striking technique, Vera devastated Ukrainian heavyweight Igor Subora with a straight left and a flurry of kicks in his ONE Championship debut to the delight of the fans in Manila. Now, Vera looks to utilize his outstanding ability and vast experience fighting some of the very best fighters in the world to his advantage as he accepts the challenge of prospect Chi Lewis Parry.

At six feet and nine inches tall, colossal British stand out Chi Lewis Parry has one of the most imposing frames in MMA today, with an outstanding professional record to match. With five first round finishes to his credit, Parry remains undefeated in MMA competition and has immediately turned his attention to Brandon "The Truth" Vera in his quest for the heavyweight title. At ONE: SPIRIT OF CHAMPIONS, Parry will get his wish as Vera steps into the cage to meet him head on.


Monday, October 26, 2015

Preciously Precious. Precious Hearts Romances Readers Event at The Manila International Book Fair 2015.

It has been more than a month ago since the MIBF 2015 happened at SMX Convention center, Pasay. This was my second time to experienced the book fair. Regarding the subject, Yes... I've read some PHR books before. As far as I remember I was still in high school back then. 

Free tattoo. Most of the PHR audience that day were teenagers. Well, based on my observation. Some went as a group or barkada. 
Free makeover. Since most of the PHR readers or people who patronize PHR books are females, the group behind the PHR decided to treat their readers to a free makeover that day.

The crowd before the program started.
Precious Pages Corporation President: Mr. Segundo Matias Jr.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Press Release: Nickelodeon Takotown



NickelodeonTakotown Twisted Tales on October 31

Next to Christmas—and probably their birthday, Halloween is the most exciting time of the year for kids (let’s not mention the kids at heart). It’s when they get to dress up in cool costumes, go trick-or-treating (and stuff their faces with sweets before they’re even halfway home), and spook each other with silly, scary stories. It’s a fun, festive holiday that brings a lot of laughs—and candies, and nobody is more excited to get everyone into the Halloween spirit than the channel for kids, Nickelodeon.

Get ready to have a frightfully good time as Nick takes you on a ghostly adventure with its spooktacular Halloween event, Takotown:Twisted Tales. This year, Nickelodeon gives the celebration a fun Pinoy flavor by bringing in some of the most notorious Philippine mythical creatures to join the party. Rub elbows with your friendly neighborhood kapre (who says they only hang out on balete trees?), the good ol’ white lady (it gets boring in deserted streets, waiting for cars to pass by, you know), and the tiny little duwendes (they can’t wait to burst out of those mounds sitting in your backyard!).

Discover the mysteries of Takotown: Twisted Tales on October 31 at Hall 3 of the SMX Convention Center Manila, and hang out with the scary—but friendly underworld creatures from 2pm to 6pm. Nickelodeon is sure to pull out all the stops to make your adventure totally unforgettable.

Enjoy the interactive activities on ground and the exciting giveaways, from the trick-or-treat baskets filled with goodies from the event sponsors, to stage games, amazing performances, game booths, meet-and-greet with Nickelodeon characters, and the ultimate Halo-Halo-ween costume contest. So don’t forget to come in your Halloween best to bring home the coolest prizes!

If you’re up for a spooky challenge, you can also enter the“Gubat ng Lagim” and brave the misty forest with all its creepy creatures and terrifying tombstones scattered all over the place. It’s a great way test your navigation skills, and of course your courage. Let’s see if you can find your way out (cue evil laugh). Don’t worry, a photo wall is waiting for you at the other end of the forest to immortalize your horror—we mean your bravery.

Now if you’re faint hearted, then we suggest you stick to the Toy Kingdom’s“BalonngUndin.” Undin might make an appearance, but not to pull you in or eat you, but to give candies to those who are able to summon the courage to take a peek inside.

But of course, to get into Takotown, you’re going to need a ticket. So if you’re 7-10 years old, log on to Nick-Asia.com to score tickets for you and your family and friends. Register online and answer the question, “What is the scariest story you’ve heard of?” 50 kids with the best answers get four tickets each! Remember that the deadline for submitting entries is on October 25 at 6pm, so hurry and tell us your scary story now!

We can’t wait too see you there for some friendly Halloween fun! It’s going to be so much fun!

Nickelodeon’s Takotown: Twisted Tales is presented by Toy Kingdom.  Co-sponsored by, Ace Water Spa, Alaska Choco, Delfi Knick Knacks, Jack N’ Jill Chooey, Lipps Pop Stix, McDonalds, Monster High, Propan TLC, Skechers Kids, Sunway Lagoon, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  In partnership with Cignal TV, GrabTaxi, iFlix, and K-Zone Magazine.


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Lando Invades The Philippines

Stay safe and dry.

Lots of whereabouts cancelled today. It is third Sunday of the month of October and I feel blank that there's a typhoon at this time. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Press Release: SECOND NBA STORE IN THE PHILIPPINES TO OPEN OCT. 16

Five-Time NBA Champion Ron Harper in Manila to Celebrate Official Opening

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Oct. 15, 2015 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced today that it will open its second NBA Store in the Philippines on Oct. 16 at the Mega Fashion Hall in Manila.  To celebrate the opening, five-time NBA champion Ron Harper will make an appearance to meet and interact with fans.

Managed by International Athletic Trading Company, Inc. (IATC), the new NBA Store will offer basketball enthusiasts authentic NBA merchandise and memorabilia.  The store will feature an extensive selection of NBA products from all 30 teams, including: official jerseys, footwear, performance gear, lifestyle apparel, basketballs, toys and collectibles.  Fans can also find autographed NBA memorabilia as well as a personalized jersey service. 

“The initial flagship NBA Store in Glorietta has established itself as the premier destination for NBA fanatics in the country and we could not be more excited to fuel their passion with the unveiling of our second store,” said Melvin Lloyd Lim, President and CEO, IATC.  “By opening our doors in the heart of Metro Manila, we look forward to providing more fans access to a comprehensive assortment of NBA merchandise, bringing the authentic NBA shopping experience to Filipinos.”

“We are thrilled to expand our footprint with the opening of the second NBA Store in the Philippines,” said Carlo Singson, Associate Vice President and Country Manager for the Philippines, NBA Asia.  “IATC is the ideal partner in our efforts to outfit more Filipinos in their favorite NBA apparel and to offer the widest range of NBA merchandise in the Philippines.”
The NBA Store will carry products from brands such as Adidas, NIKE, Under Armour, New Era, Panini, Spalding, Stance, 2K Sports, and many more, including select NBA apparel exclusive to the store.

The first 10 visitors to the NBA Store in Mega Fashion Hall will be invited to attend a VIP launch event and that includes the chance to meet with Ron Harper.  While in Manila, Harper will also visit the flagship NBA Store in Glorietta to interact with fans.  
Regular store hours of the NBA Store in Mega Fashion Hall are 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.

Earlier this month, the flagship NBA Store in the Philippines received the 2015 Asia Sports Industry Gold Award for the “Best Sports Retail Campaign” in recognition of the store’s industry leading standards.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Light'em Up. Creative Lamps. Artisan Products Proudly Filipino Made




How do you spice up an area that looks so plain? Do you want to see a thing with the mix of colors that you like on it? I'm sure you are one of those people nowadays that do not just buy an item without a purpose. 

Artisans are definitely everywhere. There is artisan ice cream, bags, shoes, etc., Now, what I've learned from a group is that there is an artisan lamp. What's the best in this lamp is that they can change the shape into another shape to use for their bedroom, living room, or other place wherein they can display or hang this lamp in whatever occasions. Another thing I like about this brand of lamp is that it can be reshape in 22 configurations. You can bring it to where you bought it and asks for the reshaping which is for free. But you can also get a copy of instructions and D-I-Y.  

Here are other features of Light'em up Creative Lamps:


-WATER Proof, they can use it indoors and outdoors like garden and lanai. Since it is waterproof, cleaning is not a problem, you can easily knockdown the shade, and wash with soap and water, or with a rubber socket inside (like those of the lantern type) they can spray the lamp with water, no need to dismantle.

-Material used it poly-carbonate. Durable, heat resistant, color-stable, and 100% recyclable.

-Led bulbs for artisan lamps, and energy saving bulbs for the lantern type.

Home redecorating is not expensive. With the right amount of time spent on conceptualizing your idea, you can do it without spending a lot of money for sourcing materials.  If you are on a budget and wanted to give a room a different feel, you can do it with Light'em up lamp. 



Price ranges from P 650-1500, well, depending on the size and design of the lamp. Colors can be customized without any charge.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Join Regroe 28 Growing Years Online Promo


MECHANICS:


1. Like Minoxidil Regroe's official Facebook page or Follow Regroe's Instagram account @minoxidilregroe


a. You can either like or follow or do both for more chances of winning.


2. Share this photo publicly and tag us and 3 of your friends with a hashtag #RegroeAt28


a. You can share the photo as many as you can


3. Four lucky winners will win Php 3,000 worth of Dermclinic Gift Certificates.


a. 2 winners from Facebook and 2 winners from Instagram


4. Promo runs from October 5, 2015 to October 30, 2015.


5. Winners will be announced on October 31, 2015 thru our Facebook page and Instagram account and will receive a personal message.


6. Winners can claim their prizes at Regroe's Head office in Makati.


Friday, October 9, 2015

Press Release: HAUS OF ZEN

A whole new way of healing  at JAB Hauz of Zen Holistic Center



QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES- With the fast moving cars, industries and even our lives – taking care of ourselves are often forgotten.

JAB Hauz of Zen holistic center  brings a whole new way of treating its patients by using both modern science and traditional way of healing both the body and our well being. Using only the best and natural ingredients to prescribe, to using natural methods in healing ailments, JAB Hauz of Zen brings only the best of both worlds to its patients.

PEOPLE BEHIND JAB HAUZ OF ZEN

Doctor Bong Ramirez is the Proprietor  and President of JAB Hauz of Zen, A strong believer of Alternative medicine, he has been practicing the different modals of alternative medicine for 15 years and is able to build a great clientele as being part of the medicine team for Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition and as a co host with Dr. Nonoy Zuniga at Med Talk with Dr. Z.

Ms. Mary Joy Jasmin is the Vice president and Finance manager of JAB Hauz of Zen and also the head of Miss J cleansing soap. She believes that Being healthy with the use of God’s given ingredients would make any person be more alive and healthier than the synthetic materials that are given today.

Mr. Angelo Almonte is the Vice President of JAB Hauz of Zen and is also a strong believer that healing the body using alternative methods not just heals the body but also the soul of the patient.


SERVICES

Spearheading its line of services, JAB Hauz of Zen introduces the Eye Spa – a method using only organic and natural ingredients in removing bad bacteria to the eyes to clean, relax and cure eye problems such as cataracts, glaucoma and prevent future eye diseases.

Only JAB Hauz of Zen offers the best and one of a kind services like the nose spa. The Nose spa is a unique treatment that is to relieve pain from the sinuses and clear up any infection that might occur.

JAB Hauz of Zen also has Spine and throat alignment to relieve tense joints and muscles for a better posture and to speak better.

JAB Hauz of Zen also offers two different acupuncture from the traditional which is the needle acupuncture and the modern way which is the Zen Laser Acupuncture. Both methods are given to relief pain from the body.



Combining both modern and traditional way of healing the body – JAB Hauz of Zen also have their line of medicine that are made with only organic and locally made ingredients.

Check out JAB Hauz of Zen and experience a whole new way of healing today!





JAB Hauz of Zen is located at 3rd Floor Unit 303 150 Corporate Center, Panay Avenue, Quezon City. 



Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Press Release: The Impact Hub Fellowship on Innovation in Mobility with LBC

INNOVATORS WANTED! APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR IMPACT HUB MANILA FELLOWSHIP ON INNOVATION IN MOBILITY WITH LBC 

MANILA, Philippines (October 6, 2015) 

Innovating, disrupting and being sustainable is the way to success. While Tesla invested their resources to build electric cars and stations and becoming one of the leading sustainable car brands globally, Volkswagen invested in a diesel-emissions scandal. 

To create smart, entrepreneurial innovations, which have a positive impact LBC Express partners with Impact Hub Manila to launch the start-up incubator’s very first fellowship program. The ‘Impact Hub Manila Fellowship on Innovation in Mobility with LBC’ aims to discover and cultivate the most innovative business ideas that provide sustainable development in order to promote, support, and implement adaptive solutions to issues of logistics and mobility. 

“We recognize that there is a great need for a global-minded incubator, which focuses on social enterprises, to support and reinforce the growing and hugely talented sector,” explains LizAn Kuster, one of the co-founders of Impact Hub Manila. 

Applications are now open for the “Impact Hub Fellowship on Innovation in Mobility with LBC.” To pioneer Impact Hub Manila’s Fellowship programs, they are looking for entrepreneurial ideas on mobility, offering participants a chance to win more than P1 Million worth of fellowship prizes and earn guidance from a community of professionals and supporting corporations. The grand prize includes a twelve month stimulating workspace at Impact Hub Manila, living stipend, and access to seed funding, focused skill development and valuable networks. “We are supporting entrepreneurs, without taking any shares, to ensure the growth of the companies,” LizAn Kuster is highlighting. 

Impact Hub Manila and LBC partnered up to initiate collaboration among established corporations and emerging start-ups. The two realized that collaboration is key to the advancement of mobility innovation and its continued development in the future. Because worsening traffic conditions in Metro Manila contribute to several major problems encountered by Filipinos in their day to day lives, the Fellowship program has decided to focus on finding opportunities and creating innovative solutions to such logistical challenges. These solutions could address the following areas, not limited to the constant dilemma of commuting: energy & resources efficiency in general transport, methods to optimize traffic flow, smarter transportation management, value chain innovation, and improvements to supply and distribution channels. 

“As a company that prides itself in continuously seeking ways to transform the industry and pioneer new ways to improve our service, we wanted to become part of the Impact Hub initiative that will cultivate ingenuity and help participants focus it into something tangible,” says Dino G. Araneta, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer of LBC. 

The application is open for individuals or teams anywhere in the world. However, they should be able to work in Manila, where the fellowship will take place. Interested innovators may apply at: http://www.impacthub.ph/program-fellowship 

Furthermore, on October 15, 2015 the idea development workshop is taking place, which supports innovators to improve their concept, they can register now: http://on.fb.me/1NiOlau

The Fellowship will be executed in three phases: 

PHASE 1: CAMPAIGN & APPLICATION Application starts from October 1 until November 15, 2015. During this phase, we invite everyone interested to benefit from an ideation workshop, where participants will learn how to conceptualize their ideas with a clear business approach. From all applications received, up to 12 candidates will be invited to a pitching workshop, to prepare them for a presentation in front of a professional jury panel where 3 finalists will be selected. These finalists will then enter the cohort phase. 

PHASE 2: COHORT The cohort phase is an intensive 3-month acceleration phase, targeting the development of a full-fledged business model and/or prototype, as well as other key competences and start-up skills. Furthermore, finalists gain access to a personal coach, valuable networks, and a stimulating workspace at Impact Hub Manila. At the end of this phase, the Impact Hub Fellow will be selected, who will then enter the Incubation phase. 

PHASE 3: INCUBATION The goal for the Fellow during the 9-month Incubation phase is to build a management team, found a legal entity, develop/test a prototype and/or enter the market, and secure additional funding as well as customer contacts. During this phase, the Fellow receives significant seed funding as well as connections to peer entrepreneurs, mentors, and other beneficial contacts. These relationships, combined with focused skill development and access to a vibrant community of change-makers in an inspiring work atmosphere, will help facilitate the start-up of a thriving social business. 

For more details about the Fellowship, please check our website at: www.impacthub.ph/program-fellowship. ____________________________________________________







The official website and where innovators can apply:

The current important dates are:
       October 15, 2015: Idea Development Workshop http://on.fb.me/1NiOlau
       November 15, 2015: Application closing


Press Release: JR. NBA/JR. WNBA PHILIPPINES ALL-STARS FLY TO SHENZHEN TO WATCH NBA STARS IN ACTION

Fifteen Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines All-Stars and 2015 Coach of the Year Winners to join top Jr. NBA participants from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam at NBA Global Games 2015 in Shenzhen

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Oct. 1 2015 – The 2015 Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines All-Stars will travel to China from Oct. 9-12 to watch the first-ever NBA Global Games in Shenzhen between the Charlotte Hornets and the Los Angeles Clippers at the Shenzhen Universiade Center.  The opportunity to watch a live NBA game is part of the commitment of Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska to provide its top participants with a fun, enriching NBA experience.

The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2015 presented by Alaska is the league’s international youth development program that promotes basketball participation, sportsmanship, teamwork, and an active lifestyle among children.  Now in its eight consecutive year, the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA program has reached more than 100,000 youth, parents, and coaches in the country since 2007.

Selected from a pool of 2,500 aspiring basketball champions, the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines All-Stars consist of 10 boys and 5 girls from Metro Manila, Southern Tagalog, Dagupan, Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod, and Davao.  The boys are represented by Robert Alomar Castro and Lloyd Raphael Oliva of La Salle Greenhills, Luis Sebastian Locsin and Edrian Custodio of De La Salle Zobel, Joshua Garing of De La Salle Lipa, Miguel Luigi Santos of Ateneo de Manila, Ernest John Felicilda and Jeffy Mailim of Corpus Christi College in Cagayan de Oro, Christian Allen Magno of St. Albert the Great of Dagupan, and Daniel Anthony Coo of St. John’s Institute of Bacolod.

From the girls’ side, they are comprised of the following individuals: Nelia Jean David and Micaela Denise Pentecostes of the Diliman Preparatory School of Quezon City; Kyla Flores of ParaƱaque Science High School, Luisa Krizelle San Juan of Amazing Grace School in Laguna, and Heart Pagara Donor of Assumption College of Davao.  The Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Coach of the Year, namely Gabriel Victor Tan of Lucena City and Sunshine Echavez of Puerto Princesa, will also join the NBA experience trip.

As part of the intercultural exchange, the Philippine All-Stars will be joined by the 56 top Jr. NBA performers, aged 10 to 14 years old, from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.  The group’s itinerary will include playing friendly exhibition games, meeting NBA players or legends, and exploring local landmarks in China.

“Through our partnership with the NBA, the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska have encouraged children to participate in sports to nurture their talent and live a healthy and active lifestyle,” said Wilfred Steven Uytengsu, President and CEO of Alaska Milk Corporation.  “We are thrilled for the Jr. NBA and Jr. WNBA Philippines All-Stars headed to Shenzhen, for being exemplary role models of our aspirations to keep children in their winning form.  In 2016, we expect to reach more young aspiring basketball players by bringing the Jr. NBA program to more cities nationwide, and making this more inclusive with fun, engaging activities for everyone.”

Over the past years, Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA presented by Alaska has helped foster a healthy lifestyle among children and families through the combination of proper nutrition and active lifestyle.  It continues to be an effective platform in activating Alaska Milk’s NUTRITION.ACTION.CHAMPION. program designed to fight against the increasing number of overweight and undernourished children in the Philippines.


2014 Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines All-Stars enjoying their NBA experience trip in Beijing, China.
The Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA 2015 All-Stars with Nerlens Noel and Ruth Riley (L-R):  (First Row) : Joshua Garing, Heart Paraga Donor, Luisa Krizelle San Juan, Micaela Pentecostes, Nelia Jean David, Kyla Flores, Robert Alomar Castro, Ernest John Felicidad; (Second Row): Nerlens Noel, Jeffy Mailim, Christian Allen Magno, Daniel Coo, Lloyd Raphael Oliva, Miguel Luigi Santos, Luis Sebastian Locsin, Edrian Custodio and Ruth Riley.



Sunday, October 4, 2015

Press Release: Wacoal Sports Bra For Active Women.

Today’s women are active breed who regularly engage in various sports activities and physical workouts to keep them in tip-top shape as they go about the hectic week work. In addition, they face the challenging rigors of fast-paced urban living which keep them always on the move.

          There is good to this special breed of women as Philippine Wacoal Corporation, one of the country’s top intimate apparel firms, launches its Sports Bra Collection.

          “Helping empowering women has always been one of Wacoal’s mission since it came to the Philippines in 1989, in addition to providing high quality products and superior customer service to our patrons,” says Philippine Wacoal Corporation, President Ms. Ann Christine Palisoc.

She said that the new high-quality product line which caters to light, medium and hard-impact sports was created using fine fabric and state-of-the-art Japanese technology.                                               

The light-impact bra is a racer back-style which features a non-wire moulded cup for utmost comfort and great hook and eye reinforcements to help ease of movement while doing stretching, yoga, Pilates and similar light activities.


          The medium-impact type is a non-wired sports bra that gives essential support and comfort, with its thick straps giving the bust a stable lift even when in motion. It’s perfect for aerobic activities like brisk walking, stair climbing or dancing.



          Meanwhile, the high-impact sports bra is a slightly-padded, racer-back which provides full support and confidence when doing intense workout like high-intensity dance exercises, boxing, and running. This bra also has compression features that allow breasts to move  in unison with the torso and minimize the bouncing movement. 


In the Philippines, Wacoal has grown steadily over the years and is now among the top brands in the intimate apparel industry. It is also one of the widely distributed across the country with 52 department store counters and 8 direct sales branches. Philippine Wacoal lives by its motto “Every Body Loves Wacoal” to emphasize its flexibility and versatility on all body types.
         
          For more information, visit www.wacoal.ph.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

My First Throwback Thursday Post.

Have you seen these guys in High Street? 





I wonder If they have permission to perform in every area of BHS. Just wonderin'