Showing posts with label Press Release. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Press Release. Show all posts

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Cebu Pacific is Jollibee Family Values Awards’ official airline and Special Citation for Environment partner

10:37:00 AM

The Philippines’ leading carrier, Cebu Pacific, forged a strategic partnership with the country’s leading fast-food chain, Jollibee, as the Official Airline Partner and Co-Presenter of the Special Citation for Environment of the 9th Jollibee Family Values Awards (JFVA). The annual award pays tribute to exemplary Filipino families residing in the Philippines and abroad who promote positive family values through selflessly serving their fellowmen.

The Special Citation for Environment was given to the Sali family, for their innate and selfless love for the environment as manifested by their One Child One Tree movement. The organization promotes environment preservation and a commitment to sustainable development through tree planting initiatives.

Under the auspices of the Fostering Education and Environment for Development (FEED), Inc., the Sali family has been actively supporting environmental projects in Hagonoy, Bulacan. Activities such as tree planting, mangrove reforestation efforts, as well as training modules and the sharing of technical expertise is made available to teachers, volunteers, and community residents. To date, FEED has seen the planting of 5,000 mangrove seedlings along the Tibaguin seashore while over 2,000 fruit-bearing and native trees have been planted in different elementary schools and forests in the province.

“It is truly an honor to be part once again of the Jollibee Family Values Awards,” says Michelle Eve De Guzman, Director for Marketing at Cebu Pacific, “It’s an even greater privilege for us to recognize the selfless efforts of the Sali family and their meaningful environmental initiatives that are worthy of emulation by others.”

As an advocate and supporter of the environment, Cebu Pacific launched Juan Effect program in 2018. The sustainable campaign helps promote sustainable tourism by encouraging travelers to make a positive impact on nature by bringing their own water bottles and eco bags, and disposing of waste properly.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Jolly Treetop Adventure Brings You To A One-Of-A-Kind Play Course

11:39:00 PM

Here's an interesting toy offering of Jollibee for the kids.

Jolly Kids who seek thrilling adventures are in for an exciting playtime this October with the latest set of Jolly Kiddie Meal toys, the Jolly Treetop Adventure!

With the newest set of connectible toys from the country’s #1 fast-food chain, kids can discover different ways of having a treetop adventure with Jollibee and Friends as they swing, spin, slide, and glide around the tree.

Little explorers can join Jollibee in his tree-top swing by pushing down the bug on the trunk. They can also help Hetty collect freshwater by rotating the knob of her wheel or play with Popo by rotating the tree branch nestled around him.

Jolly Kids can also let Twirlie slide from the sky by moving the lever upward when she reaches the ground and watch Yum fly around the tree in his cable-suspended ride when they spin his wheel counter-clockwise.

Collect and connect all five Jolly Kiddie Meal toys with every purchase of a Yumburger (P80), Yumburger Meal with Drink (P100), Jolly Spaghetti (P95), Jolly Spaghetti Meal with Drink (P105), 1-piece Burger Steak (P95), 1-piece Burger Steak Meal with Drink (P105), 1-piece Chickenjoy with rice (P122), or 1-piece Chickenjoy Meal with Drink (P137), each coming with its own Jolly Joy Box.

Let your kids marvel through trees as they go on an exhilarating outdoor adventure with Jollibee and Friends. Help them build their own Jolly Treetop Adventure site, available until October 31, 2019, only. Hurry and start collecting all five Jolly Kiddie Meal toys today by visiting the Jollibee branch nearest you!

Saturday, October 12, 2019


10:00:00 AM

Here's a piece of interesting news that you might want to know, most especially if you're a big fan of the movie "Hello, Love, Goodbye".

“Hello, Love, Goodbye,” the romantic drama movie that holds the record of being the highest-grossing Filipino film, is heading to Cannes, France for the 2019 MIPCOM, as ABS-CBN aims to showcase the movie among producers and film industry practitioners all over the world.

The Filipino blockbuster, which earned a worldwide gross of P880.60 million, follows the story of two young overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong who find comfort in each other while trying to hurdle personal challenges in the bustling metropolitan.

Critics have lauded the movie for being relatable and for putting the spotlight on the plight of OFWs. The performances of the film’s cast, particularly its main stars, Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards, also garnered glowing reviews.

Also in ABS-CBN’s showcase lineup are three of the network’s most-watched TV series. These include “The Killer Bride,” “Sino Ang May Sala: Mea Culpa,” and “Kadenang Ginto.”

MIPCOM is an annual trade event in France, where content producers, buyers, financiers, and distributors in the fields of entertainment and advertising, from all over the world, can connect, make deals, and learn future trends in the industry.

ABS-CBN’s content, popular for their heartfelt Filipino stories, are available across other territories through ABS-CBN International Distribution, recognized in the global arena as a reliable foreign content provider. It has been a premier source of high-quality Filipino programming in over 50 territories all over the world and has sold over 50,000 hours of content worldwide. Living up to this recognition, ABS-CBN International Distribution commits to add to its line-up of high-caliber programs and movies with cast and storylines that appeal to various cultures. Visit its website

Friday, October 4, 2019

Jollibee UAAP Dolls Get Yours and Be Proud

11:47:00 PM

Jollibee UAAP Dolls, did you get yours already? With Season 82 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) underway, fans of the 8 participating schools are all out in cheering for their favorite varsity teams!

For the past years, the UAAP Basketball Season has become one of the most anticipated events in the country, gathering students, alumni, and sports enthusiasts alike to some of the most exciting rivalries in the history of Philippine collegiate basketball.

This season, Jollibee is joining in on the fun competition with a special edition offer that will surely take the UAAP fans’ anticipation to even greater heights.

From now until October 31, fans can go all out in cheering for their teams when they avail of the all-new Jollibee UAAP Dolls! This limited-edition merchandise will surely amp everyone’s excitement as they watch their most-awaited games this season.

The dolls come in 8 varsity jacket designs to represent Adamson University, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, Far Eastern University, National University, University of the East, University of the Philippines Diliman, and University of Santo Tomas.

Fans can now show off their school pride as they wave their UAAP Jollibee Dolls during game time to rally behind the Soaring Falcons, support the Blue Eagles’ “One Big Fight”, celebrate the “Animo!” spirit of the Green Archers, and bring out the fierce game of the Tamaraws.

With their Jollibee UAAP Dolls, fans can also cheer on the Bulldogs as they turn back their opponents, fire-up the spirit of the UE Red Warriors, show some love for the Fighting Maroons, and support the Growling Tigers as they claw back into contention.

Go #AllForMore and show your joyful school spirit this UAAP Season 82! Cheer your favorite team to victory with the all-new Jollibee UAAP Dolls for only P299 for every Jollibee value meal purchase. Promo is available for dine-in, take-out, drive-thru, and delivery, in selected Jollibee stores nationwide.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

LBC Safely Gets Parcels Across the Globe

12:13:00 PM

Kwento Ni Toto have been one of the usual customer of LBC, sending packages whether it's local or abroad. Convenience and reliability, that's what we love with this brand, LBC safely gets and delivers our parcels across the globe. So, here's a recent update about the company and their services.

A few months ago, Mrs. Victoria Santos, a Filipina nurse working in the UK instructed her family in Cebu to send important legal documents to her in London. The documents were delivered three weeks late as the courier company she trusted misplaced the shipment. In another instance, Mr. David Paredes, a software engineer working in Canada left his iPad in Manila while on vacation last month. He asked his wife to send the iPad via courier to Canada as soon as possible because he needed it for work. When it was delivered, his iPad was severely damaged and broken. These painful incidences pushed both Mrs. Santos and Mr. Paredes to go back to the basics- and rely on the one courier who built their name from the ground up on the strength of their expertise and hard work: LBC.

LBC knows that when OFWs require something sent to them from the Philippines, these items must be important, valuable, and urgently needed. LBC International Sending leverages LBC’s worldwide network of branches, agents, and partners to ensure that OFWs are provided with the superior support services that only an experienced and leading courier and cargo company like LBC can provide.

Additionally, LBC International cargo shipping rates to several popular OFW destinations like the USA, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Japan, UAE, Taiwan, Malaysia and the UK are very competitive and reasonable.

Through their International Sending Services, LBC makes sure that important shipments like passports, documents, gadgets, photos and similar items are handled and delivered with the utmost care, security, priority, safety, and urgency to our kababayans abroad. With their brand reputation and unmatched service experience, LBC International Sending Services would have delivered Mrs. Santos’ documents on time and delivered Mr. Paredes’ Ipad without a scratch. This is the reason why then and until now, LBC continues to be the most trusted courier, cargo, logistics, and remittance service provider of the global Filipino.

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Jollibee and Philippine Rugby Football Union Renew Partnership for Philippine Volcanoes’ Campaign

10:41:00 AM

Jollibee continues its partnership with the Philippine Rugby Football Union (PRFU) to support not only the Philippine Volcanoes, but also the PRFU leagues and PRFU Get Into Rugby youth development program. The Philippine Volcanoes will both see action in the Asia Rugby Championships while also preparing for the 30th Southeast Asian Games. “Our national men’s and women’s rugby teams will be facing tougher competition. As an advocate of Filipino pride and excellence, we at Jollibee would want to help them prepare for these challenges,” said Arline Adeva, Jollibee Assistant Vice President and Head of Brand Communications, PR and Digital. “Our thrust is also towards helping develop grassroots programs nationwide, to be able to sustain interest and participation for the sport, especially among the younger generations.” Photo shows (from left) Jollibee Senior PR and Events Manager Dennis Reyes, Adeva, PRFU General Manager Jake Letts, and PRFU Rugby Development Manager Acee San Juan renewing their partnership at the Jollibee Plaza in Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Measuring the Holistic Development of Every Learner: Indicators of a Whole Child

9:37:00 AM

We live in the 21st century, and its conditions of living are getting more complicated with each new change that comes into play. The way we approach problems and try to provide sustainable to meet the demands of our changing world has paced up, given how the global stage now requires a new approach to education that can fully prepare students for going to college, pursuing their careers, and fulfilling their roles as citizens of our nation. With the Whole Child approach, we believe that every young Filipino learner has a chance to be developed and prepared for the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.

In this article, we discuss how holistic development for every learner can be checked and assessed with the use of indicators and the components that match each of their categories. Through these, the corresponding matches provide a glance of how each tenet can be grounded through indicators. All these are based on the basic tenets of the Whole Child approach which ensures that each student is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Further, we look into the sustainability of each standard in terms of how it comprehensively improves the whole community.

Every school must sustain a culture that supports and reinforces the health and well-being of each student. This extends to each school's health education curriculum and instruction support being designed to prioritize and reinforce the push towards a healthy learning environment, not just in terms of physical health, but also with the mental, emotional, and social dimensions of health. This means that each component of health is integrated into the holistic approach: lifelong achievements are supported through adequate knowledge of basic fitness, positive attitudes and behaviors, and basic life skills that promote a healthy balance for young learner's developing minds and bodies. Having a healthy environment, in this sense, should also comprise of well-integrated professional development and assessment practices that help support and address the health needs of everyone in the learning community: from teachers, to the staff members, to parents, and to the young learners themselves. This means having, setting, and aspiring to reach realistic health goals for students and school staff that are built on accurate data and sound science: from healthy eating patterns to food safety and nutrition, to routine food services and special programs for students and staff.

A safe environment means a happy and positive environment for learning. When we consider the school as a learning environment, the first thing that comes to mind is how it is built and designed with the learner's safety as its priority. The grounds, playground equipment, vehicles, and details of the internal and external spaces of the school must be secure and must meet all established safety and environmental standards. The structures must be well-built, with good flowing spaces for walking and adequate spaces for vehicles like bicycles and other automotives. The school must also bear in mind the needs of those who are physically challenged: properly placed ramps and holding rails must be made and polished without defects. With these physical safety measures in place, the definition of safety can now be extended with further indicators that help build a space where students can feel valued, respected, and cared for. Every school that aspires to create a holistic learning environment must take into account that the behavioral and social aspects of development are also important in providing a safe space for young learners. Practicing social-emotional skills like effective listening, conflict resolution, problem solving, personal reflection and responsibility, and ethical decision making helps shape the way young learners develop their perspectives of the world and the community around them.

Learning in a rapidly changing world can be complicated, and one thing that runs through a holistic learning environment is this: connection. Broader and stronger connections between a student, the school, and the whole community that they live with is key to creating and sustaining active learning strategies and new modes of cooperative learning and project-based learning. This helps schools offer and provide a range of opportunities for every young learner to contribute to and learn within the community at large: from service learning to internships with industry partners, apprenticeships with renowned professionals in a young learner's chosen field, to civic and social volunteering projects that widen a young learner's awareness of the world around them. With the wider awareness brought about by these initiatives, young learners can now begin to be active citizens, voicing their concerns over problems that bear a relevance to their local situations and further reflect on the changing needs of a global world. When a young learner knows how their decisions resonate with the world at large, they begin making more responsible decisions that help them throughout their lives.

Personalizing learning means growing a set of strategic goals tailored for each student, one that foresees the outcomes of how a student will progress with a framework for decision-making that is based not only on what the future demands from each learner, but also on what each student's potential can bring forward, as shaped by a holistic approach to education. With the Whole Child approach, supporting a student means balancing the academic and social goals in such a way that a young learner's formative years are spent with as much freedom and fun as possible, one that promotes their growth in all aspects of life. From curricular, instructional, and school improvement decisions to the management of student performance information, every school that aspires to create a holistic learning environment must take into account how their respective school's vision and mission reflect with their policies and goals. These ideas must be communicated properly and shared as guiding values that help propel everyone forward.

The way we create what we teach is as important as how we serve them to young learners. A school that aspires towards the holistic development of every learner must make an effort to ensure that every student receives a challenging and comprehensive curriculum that covers all content areas needed for 21st century learning. Aside from having a wide-ranging curriculum, a school must also provide opportunities for young learners to hone their capacity for critical thinking and reasoning, two skills that help improve their problem-solving competency and proficiency when it comes to interacting with technology. By exposing students to worthwhile experiences like community-based programs for extra-curricular and co-curricular activities, schools provide them with hands-on knowledge that become relevant as they transition to higher education, to their respective careers, and towards their roles as citizens of a nation moving forward.


To make sure that a school's integration with the Whole Child approach remains sustainable in the long run, we must foster collaboration and coordination. Implementation is key, and the way we gather data and analyze its different factors weighs in on how we decide for our learning communities. As decision-makers in the field of education, the role of professional development for school administrators, school staff, and teachers cannot be neglected. It must be individualized in the same way that the Whole Child approach creates individualized efforts to sustain a young learner's needs. Schools following the Whole Child approach must regularly review whether they are still aligned with the policies and practices promoted with the initiative to push holistic learning forward: to sustain health, safety, engagement, support, and challenge for every young Filipino learner. With organization in mind, schools must also strive to connect with local communities and agencies that foster the young learner's capacities, helping each other meet specific goals for students through active collaboration and coordinated intervention.


By sharing and opening this new approach to everyone from the students, to their families, and the schools and communities that shape their learning environment, we hope that today's students can be better equipped and improved to take on the challenges of living with the radical changes that the 4th industrial revolution has brought about. With this transition from a previously myopic focus on what is loosely considered as "academic achievement" to one that promotes the long-term development and success of every young learner, the Whole Child approach aims to support educators, families, community members, industry leaders, and policymakers to change the way they think about education through sustainable and collaborative action.

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Sarah Geronimo Revealed as Shopee's New Brand Ambassador

8:58:00 PM

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, announces Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo as their new brand ambassador in time for the Shopee 6.6 - 7.7 Lowest Price Sale, happening from June 3 to July 7.

On June 1, Filipinos can stay tuned for the first-ever television commercial of Shopee with Sarah Geronimo.

“We are very happy with how Shopee performed in 2019 and to ramp up our efforts, we are following this up with a big campaign featuring our new brand ambassador, Sarah Geronimo. We believe that Sarah’s approachable and bubbly personality is a perfect representation of the Shopee brand and we are thrilled to have her become part of the family. We invite everyone to join us in celebrating the Shopee 6.6 - 7.7 Lowest Price Sale.” said by Shopee Philippines Associate Director Mr. Martin Yu. 

Happening from June 3 to July 7, the Shopee 6.6 - 7.7 Lowest Price Sale promises five weeks of unbeatable deals with up to 90% off from leading brands including P&G Hair, Huawei, Colourette, Colgate, Silverworks, Maybelline, Unilever Personal Care, Watsons, and Olay.

Users can enjoy free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend on selected brands or categories daily as well as one million Lowest Price Deals, daily 100% cashback vouchers, and ₱1 Deals.

Bigger and better surprises in store for users

Shopee 6.6 - 7.7 Lowest Price Sale will feature 35 days of themed promotions happening from June 3 to July 7.

Key highlights include:
  • Category days such as TV, Audio, & Gaming Sale on June 28, Mobile Sale on June 30, and Korean Skincare Sale on July 4.
  • Mechanic days including:
    • Vouchers Sale on June 3, featuring seller, category, and sitewide vouchers up for grabs
    • Free Shipping Sale on June 4, featuring free shipping with ₱0 min spend across the platform
    • Flash Sale on June 12, with an upsized Flash session happening 10 times across 24 hours.
  • Super Brand Days from June 17 to June 21 featuring leading brands across categories including Huawei, Maybelline, Hanford, Unilever Homecare, and Unilever Personal Care.
  • Exclusive deals from partners including BDO, Cebu Pacific, and the official store launch of iWant.
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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Customer Service Robot at SM

11:15:00 PM

It's not easy to make things happen but with SM they've got it all for us and one of the latest news they have is their interactive mall attendant, a customer service robot.

Say hello to SM’s newest interactive mall attendant! Not yet sure of the name of the robot but I'm sure they provide some good name to the thing so that when it respond to customers it may feel more interactive.

Taking mall-going experiences to a whole new level, the country’s first ever in-mall smart customer service robot debuts at SM Supermalls during 1st quarter of 2019, in partnership with New Kinpo Group – a Taiwan-based tech company. Your newest in-mall, go-to guide will provide mall directions, deals, promos, and other new happenings to watch out for at SM!

“In pursuit of bringing family fun experiences for all, SM is excited to bring to customers another fun innovation that aims to transform shopping and retail experiences in the country,” said Steven Tan, SM Supermalls COO.

The New Kinpo Group (NKG) is a Taiwan-based technology company that specializes in global electronic and original design manufacturing services. This tech giant is known for its developments in robotics, smart-home appliances, and electronic beauty products among others.

Be the first to experience the initial run of SM’s newest smart robot at SM Megamall. Truly, shopping has never been this fun and interactive at SM Supermalls!

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Busy Weekends at Tiendesitas This October

5:53:00 AM

Tiendesitas will be having a busy weekends this October! So reward yourself after this work week's grind with Tiendesitas' series of weekend events!

A staple in Pasig's hub for Filipino culture are food stalls featuring the best filipino dishes alongside other native decors, furniture, and fashion. In line with Tiendesitas' advocacy to support local flavors, top OPM acts will be performing at level 2 of the food villages with Freestyle on October 6, Ben & Ben on October 13, Sandwich on October 20, and Up Dharma Down on October 27.

What better way to kick start your week than with your furry friends! In celebration of World Animal Day on October 7 from 11am to 5pm, Tiendesitas will be holding a Pet Blessing and Dog Competition to excite pet owners and animal lovers alike!

Thursday, June 7, 2018


11:27:00 PM

Okay it's another time of the year where kids and the big boys will really enjoy their hearts out. It's the TOYCON 2018! Face it, it is the a culture where there are no boundaries. No matter your age or your generation maybe. As long as it is about poplife.

This year, TOYCON 2018 brings you back to your younger years as they guess two (2) Power Rangers, a Peter Pan Fire Lord, a lycan (ie. werewolf), and a legendary comic book creator at TOYCON POPLIFE FanXperience 2018 on June 8-10, 2018 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

The Philippine TOYCON, Asia’s longest-running culture convention for toys, collectibles, and various pop culture fandoms, announced the latest line up of guests for this year’s highly-anticipated event.

Leading the list is comic book industry Hall of Famer Neal Adams, whose reinvention of Batman’s look to the blue-and-gray color scheme highlights his work and influence during the 1960s and 1970s, aside from creating Batman villains Ra’s al Ghul and Man-Bat, and revitalized other titles such as Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and X-Men.

Filipino-American actor Dante Basco will get to meet his kababayan fans. He played Peter Pan’s sidekick Rufio in the 1991 movie Hook alongside Robin Williams, and is the voice actor for the fire-bender Zuko in Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, Jake Long in Disney’s American Dragon: Jake Long cartoon series, as well as various video game characters.

Two actors from the Power Rangers franchise will share the TOYCON 2018 stage. Jason David Frank played the Green Ranger and the White Ranger in the 1993-1996 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series and its other iterations over the years. Michael Copon’s breakout role was playing the Blue Ranger in last year’s Power Rangers: Time Force movie, but he was also known for his roles in the TV series One Tree Hill.

Another TOYCON 2018 guest is Kevin Grevioux, best known for his role as the lycan Raze who fought against vampires in the Underworld film series, which he also co-created and wrote the screenplay of the movie. He also appeared in films such as Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes remake, The Mask, and Steel.

American actress, fashion model and beauty queen, Kelly Hu will join Toycon, he's popularly known to play as Sorceress Cassandra in The Scorpion King movie, then Kelly played a villain in X-men 2 movie as Lady Deathstrike, the mutant with adamantium finger claws. She did voice roles for characters in Phineas and Ferb, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Green Lantern:Emerald Knight. On TV she played as Pearl on CW series The Vampire Diaries and also in Arrow tv series as China White.

According to Cholo Mallillin, Event Marketing Head for TOYCON PH, this year’s event aims to give Filipino pop culture fans a playground experience with a community that shares their common interests.

“What we want to give TOYCON fans every year is a sense of belonging to various fan communities. We bring in guests and experiences that bring fans back to why they collect toys, cosplay, read comics, or rewatch their favorite TV series or movies in the first place,” Mallillin said.

Mallillin added that more guests and attractions will be announced in the coming days and even on the opening day itself.

Among the other attractions in TOYCON 2018 is “Sikat Ka Toy!”, the Philippine’s first ever toy design contest. Artists and toy aficionados can submit their designs by June 2 for a chance to receive more than Php 30,000 worth of prizes and the opportunity to have their winning toy design produced for limited sale. Toy designs for the Sikat Ka Toy! contest can be emailed to by June 2, 2018, and contest mechanics are on

Other attractions for this year include toy exclusives from the popular Funko toy line, as well as toy exhibits and launches from global designers, Anatoy from South Korea, Coarse from the USA, Deewy from China, Playhouse from Thailand, and Hidden Fortress Manila featuring the works of premier Pinoy toy designer Quiccs Maiquez.

The biggest gathering of Toys, comics and merch exhibitors in the country
The biggest toy display by the Philippines Toy Group Association
International celebrities and guest from PopLife FANX
International toy designers from Philippines, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and USA
Toy exhibit by XM Studios, Sideshow, Prime One and Hot Toys
Visual art exhibit by Toym Imao
Arts and Comics artist Alley
Filipino Comics Legends Exhibit
ABS CBN Display
Cosplay K.O.
Solar, Jack TV and MTV display
Sinag Animation Presentation
TMC mini cinema showing Tokyo Ghoul, Fist of Fury and The Wailing
TRESE Toy Launch
The Creator Stage featuring online creators and celebrity
Gaming Stage
Sound Arena Stage featuring: KISSBEE, HYOLYN and APL DE AP
Warner Bros. presents Teen Titans and The Meg
Action figure and toy customization contest
Sikat Ka Toy! Philippine toy design competition
Toycon Exclusive - TEQ63 Manila Killa by Quiccs
Toycon Exclusive - Toycon Minifig by Pinoy LUG
Pinoy Pop Culture Icon Award

TOYCON 2018 + POPLIFE FANX is sponsored by Maxi Collector, Legendary Beast Studio, XM, Filbars, Great Toys Online, and Gaming Library.

Supported by Kramer Toy Warden, Warner Bros, Tagalized Movie Channel, Sinag Animation Studios, Anotoys Collectibles, Hubbyte Toys and Collectibles, Dreamworks Dreamplay, City of Dreams Manila, Shopback, Halimaw Studios, Big Boys Toy Store, KidsCompany, Bandai, Gundam Build Divers, Devant, Tamashii Nations, Good Smile Company, Jinio, Comic Odyssey, DC Superheroes Cafe, Food Panda, Bruder, Xend and Oishi O Wow.

Media Partner with ABS CBN, Expat Philippines,, Manila Bulletin, MTV Philippines, Jack TV, PSICOM Publishing, Retro 105.9, and the Philippine Bloggers Network Event Partner with TEQ63, Anima Alliance, Philippine Toy Groups Association and Ex-Link Events TOYCON POPLIFE FanXperience 2018 regular day passes and FanX VIP Experience passes are available in all SM Ticket outlets or through

Monday, May 14, 2018

Janella Salvador and Jameson Blake' First Team Up in the Film So Connected

8:28:00 AM

Janella Salvador and Jameson Blake agree in saying that their team-up in the upcoming movie, So Connected, is significant for both of them. For one, this is their first time to work together.

For his part, Jameson explains that he has always been vocal in his past interviews that Janella is her dream leading lady.

“Before, people would always ask me, ‘If you would work with a leading lady, who would you choose?’ I’m like, ‘Maybe Janella, I think maybe we’d be a good match for a movie.’

“I’m like, ‘Someday baka may movie kami ni Janella. Maybe it would come true.’ I actually dreamt about it,” the Hashtags member recounts.

“I never really expected it would come true,” he enthuses about his granted wish.

The budding actor also points out why So Connected is a huge milestone in his showbiz career: What could be better than finally getting your first big role and be paired with your dream leading lady?

“Ito so far ang pinakamalaking role ko as a bida sa mainstream. Kasi nag-indie [movie] ako, so ito mainstream na ito. It’s like a big step in my life. “It’s really special for me. Kasi I always wanted to work with Janella. and I’m happy it actually came true,” he says with excitement.

Though it is their first team-up, Jameson is happy to hear that the staff and crew of the production team is optimismic that his onscreen partnership with Janella shows a lot of promise.

“They believe that we could actually pull off the movie. It’s a great experience,” he beams.

“They really like the movie,” referring to the production team.

Meanwhile, the team up is a breath of fresh air for Janella. She only has good words for Jameson.

“He’s very nice, actually. I have no problem working with him at all because sobrang light lang ng aura niya, sobrang good vibes lang, and masaya siya to work with,” she commends.

Coming from a solid love team in the previous Regal Entertainment movie, Janella admits that she had to adjust in working with a new leading man in the person of Jameson.

However, she welcomes this change because this will only help her to a better actress.

“Syempre, may adjustment. Medyo after a few projects with the same leading man, di ako sanay na bago, pero it’s always nice to try something new. I think it’s good growth din as an actress,” she articulates.

Janella’s role in the movie is Trisha, a self-supporting young woman, who hopes to help her family.

Popularly known for portraying teeny bopper roles, Janella finally gets the chance to portray an out-of-the-box character.

“Nag-enjoy ako dito sa role na ‘to kasi nga it’s something different for me, kasi halos lahat ng roles na ginawa ko before maarte o kaya younger.

“Ito, hindi lang mature. Mas jologs talaga yung character ko. Sobrang jologs niya,” she giggles.

“And it’s so fun to do it kasi in real life, may makulit side din talaga ako. So nalabas ko sa character na ito.”

Jameson, on the other hand, portrays Karter, a video editor for a web channel who finds himself falling for a complete stranger (Trisha) after he gets a glimpse of her life in videos and photos uploaded in the online world.

Just like Janella, Jameson also feels connected to his role.

“May mga similarities kami; I’m shy and quiet minsan. I just want to be on the computer a lot. I’m just like him; his attitude and the way how he approaches different kinds of situation. I didn’t have much adjustments to it,” describes the actor.

So Connected, which is produced by Regal Entertainment, Inc. and directed by Jason Paul Laxamana will be showing in cinemas on May 23.

The film also stars Ruby Rodriguez, Rolando Inocencio, Cherise Castro, Krystal Brimner, Paulo Angeles, VJ Mendoza, Chai Fonacier, Rafael Sudayan and is directed by the highly-respected Jason Paul Laxamana.

For more updates, follow Regal Entertainment Inc on Facebook, @RegalFilms on Twitter, @RegalFilms50 on IG and Regal Cinema channel on Youtube.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

#SereniteaMoments with Family or Friends, A Memory to Remember

4:46:00 AM

We celebrate different occasions because we are thankful for the moments we get to have. Birthdays are for a year of life, anniversaries are for a year of love, and holidays are for a year of significant events. But even if it’s just a normal day, just a typical bonding time with your family, friends and loved ones, this type of moments are meant to be cherished.

Serenitea, the country’s leading tea shop, strongly believes that every moment spent with loved
 ones through shared laughter, achievements, joys, and even wanderings, are treasures that are worthy of appreciation and remembrance.

On December 19, 2018, Serenitea rejoices on its 10th year of accomplishments, innovations and experiences in the beverage industry from the first date it started. From its pioneer branch in San Juan, Serenitea expands its reach to up to more than 30 branches nationwide and counting.

The yearlong celebration of this milestone started this January 2018. With this, Serenitea wants to share the good cheer by encouraging you to create your own #SereniteaMoments this March – may it be meeting with a complete stranger, rekindling with an old lover, catching up with a long-lost friend, spending quality time with your significant other, sharing laughter with your family, and many more. Whoever you desire to make this moments with are entirely based on you but in order to achieve the perfect #SereniteaMoment, you need to have good company while Serenitea takes care of the rest – mouthwatering snacks, flavorful drinks and a cozy place. Capturing your #SereniteaMoments not only deepens your relationship with other people but it also keeps the drive of Serenitea to provide fun-filled goods and services, knowing that they are part in creating important moments of their customers.

Serenitea understands how important it is to have good company and great experience that’s why it’s just fitting to spend your time in a place where customers’ value is as important as the quality of the products they serve. Serenitea also ensures that your visit will always tops the last as they constantly improve their products and services.

Stay updated with Serenitea’s promos and other news by visiting their social media accounts:Website: Facebook: Twitter: 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

PMAP Brings Dr. Peter Senge on Its GMM

12:25:00 AM

The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) welcomes Dr. Peter Senge, Ph.D. as one of the guest speakers on its 633rd General Membership Meeting (GMM) at Shangri-la Hotel the Fort, BGC on Februrary 23, 2018 , 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM . One of the world’s widely known innovative thinkers about management and leadership, he will talk and share thoughts about his book “The Fifth Discipline.’ This is a great opportunity for Filipino People Managers and individuals to learn more from him.

Dr. Senge is a Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management and the Founder of the Society for Organizational Learning (SOL). He received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Stanford University and later earned an M.S. in social systems modelling from MIT as well as a PhD in Management. His book “The Fifth Discipline” in which he  identified the notion of a learning organization was recognized by Harvard Business Review as one of the seminal management books of the last 75 years. With his work, he was dubbed as “Strategist of the Century” by the Journal of Business Strategy. Other works are The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook (1994); The Dance of Change (1999); Schools That Learn (2000) and Presence (2004).

PMAP will be opening its doors to welcome members and non-members to have this once in a lifetime chance to be part of this learning event from one of the world’s guru in management. Investment fee per delegate is Php5,500.00 for both members or non-members. Register now or pay through paypal.

For more information, kindly contact Ms. Rhona Bagarinao at Tel. no. 726-1532 loc. 322 or email her at

Friday, January 12, 2018

LBC Customers in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia are Lucky To Receive the Grand Prizes

12:48:00 AM

One of the best gift to welcome the holidays is winning the grand prize of a promotion or contests. I, for one would be very much delighted if it happened to me, unfortunately it did not happened to me last holiday season. But for the lucky LBC customers it did happened to them as LBC brought joy to them in various parts of the globe and that is when they awarded the grand prizes of the promotions they conducted in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. Now isn't it wonderful!

For the LBC-Hong Kong customers who did participate in the Stampadala promo which is transacting sea and air cargo and money remittances was given a chance to win prizes by simply sending their “padala” to loved ones in the Philippines.

Each qualified transaction corresponded to a single stamp, regardless of amount. After completing the required number of stamps, customers could exchange these for scratch cards which won for them instant prizes from LBC. It also served as their raffle coupon for the monthly and grand draws.

For the monthly raffle, winners received free remittance passes and free mini-box and medium box shipments to the Philippines. For the Grand Draw, ten lucky winners were each given an android phone. Another set of ten winners won grocery packages enclosed in LBC boxes, ready for sending to recipients in the Philippines.

Meanwhile, many hardworking OFWs in Singapore and Malaysia were also given appreciation by LBC when it awarded the grand winners of its promo billed “ May Instant Holiday Ka sa ‘Yong PADALA” last December. The tilt, held between September 1 and December 1, 2017, was a collaboration with Philippine Airlines (PAL).

To qualify and get a raffle entry, LBC customers in the two countries only needed to make sea or air cargo transactions.

For Singapore, PAL roundtrip tickets were each given to the two grand draw winners. The 2nd prize winner took home a 32-inch TV while the 3rd prize winner received an android phone. For Malaysia, one lucky LBC patron won a PAL roundtrip ticket, while the 2nd and 3rd prize winners were awarded with a 32-inch TV and android phone, respectively.

With the dual success of “Stampadala” and “May Instant Holiday Ka sa ‘Yong PADALA”, LBC is looking forward to launching more promotions this year to show how much they value their loyal customers, wherever they may be.


LBC is the Philippines’ market leader in retail and corporate courier & cargo, money remittance, and logistics services. With a growing network of over 6,400 branches, hubs & warehouses, partners, and agents in over 30 countries, LBC is committed to moving lives, businesses, and communities and delivering smiles around the world. Listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange through LBC Express Holdings, Inc., LBC aims to deliver value to all of its stakeholders, as it has for over 60 years. Founded in 1945 as a brokerage and air cargo agent, LBC pioneered time-sensitive cargo delivery and 24-hour door-to-door delivery in the Philippines. Today, it is the most trusted logistics brand of the Global Filipino. LBC can move it for you: visit, or call telephone +632 8585 999 (Metro Manila), 1 800 10 8585 999 (Provincial), +632 9086 522 (Solutions) and follow LBCExpress (Facebook and Twitter).

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Easiest and Nearer Service Center of Vivo Opens in Quezon City

4:56:00 PM

Making things easier and nearer is perfect, especially for those who really seeks the services of the brands they are using. For Vivo, they made sure to reach more customers and users of the brand by having their latest Service Center in Quezon City.

Last December 15, Vivo opened its newest branch at the SM City North EDSA.  Vivo, which was first introduced in the Philippines in March 2016 has proven itself to be one of the fastest phone brands to gain popularity in the country with now 1.1 million Filipino users. In less than two years, Vivo is able to establish itself as the Philippines’ third top smartphone brand with 11 service centers around the country in total with 10 more center expected to open in 2018.

Vivo unveils newest service center at SM North EDSA

Vivo provides topnotch after-service store environment for its clients. To know more about and to get a first-hand experience of Vivo phone products, you may visit any of the Vivo service centers below:


Metro Manila - Mandaluyong Vivo Service Center, SM Light Mall, Ground Floor Madison Street, Barangka Ilaya, Mandaluyong City 02-831-0999 / 0917-848-6111 Mondays to Sundays, 10:00 am to 8:45 pm

Metro Manila – Quezon City Vivo Service Center, SM North EDSA 3rd floor Cyberzone Annex Bldg. Sm City North EDSA Quezon City Philippines 02-373-0709 Mondays to Sundays, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

South Luzon – Calamba, Laguna Vivo Service Center, #3 National Hiway, Purok 1 Barangay Bucal Calamba City, Laguna (049)5466112 / 09451465760 / 09171639360 Mondays to Sundays
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Central Luzon – Mexico, Pampanga Vivo Service Center, Unit 102 Sirc Bldg Lagundi,Mexico,Pampanga (Beside SM Pampanga) 09171340771 Mondays to Sundays, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Eastwest Luzon – Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija
Vivo Service Center, J.S.B. Building Berong Street Barangay Sanbermicristi Cabanatuan City Mondays to Sundays, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Northwest Luzon – Dagupan City, Pangasinan Vivo Service Center, 3rd Floor Benning Square building, Arellano St, Pantal, Dagupan 09464948602 Mondays to Sunday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Central Visayas – Cebu Vivo Service Center, 2nd Floor,APM Center Mall ,F.Cabahug Street Cebu City (032)2608587/ 09233946578 /09451464353 Mondays to Sunday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Western Visayas – Iloilo City
Vivo Service Center, 3rd Floor Cyberzone, SM City Benigno Aquino Ave.Mandurriao,Iloilo City 09477627372 Mondays to Sunday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Southern Mindanao -- Davao Vivo Service Center, Quibod Building Corner Loyola St., JP Laurel Ave., Davao City 9366184946 Mondays to Sunday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Northwest Mindanao – Zamboanga Vivo Service Center, 1st floor Laviña Hotel, Governor Alvarez avenue Zamboanga city (062)9831293 / 09264166892 Mondays to Sunday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

North Mindanao – Cagayan De Oro
Vivo Service Center, DCLA PLAZA Building. Captain Vicente Roa Street, Barangay 30, Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental. (088)8814246 Mondays to Sunday,
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

About Vivo
A young global smartphone brand focusing on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops dynamic and stylish products for passionate young people. Vivo makes stylish smartphones with cutting-edge technology accessible to young people and professionals around the world. We now have close to two hundred million users to date and is one of the preferred brands of young people around the world.

According to Counterpoint’s latest research, Vivo was the fifth largest smartphone brand globally in 3Q 2017, capturing a market share of 7.1%. Out of the top 5, Vivo observed the highest year-over-year growth of 32% in global shipments.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

PMAP Project sHaRe: Strengthening Human Resource Management

12:20:00 AM
Do you have issues in managing your employees? Are you looking for effective ways to develop your workforce? Get some sound advice from experts and leaders in the field of human resource management (HRM)?

The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) will be holding an innovative learning event entitled Project sHaRe: Strengthening Human Resource Management on August 24, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Meralco Multi-Purpose Hall, Ortigas, Pasig City.

This momentous event will feature industry experts and distinguished practitioners who will share their knowledge and ideas that will help organizations in resolving workplace issues and challenges while sharing best practices and learning with fellow people managers.

New trends and relevant information on recruitment, learning and development, compensation and management, organization development and labor relations will be discussed by the notable resource persons:

Mr. Bobby T. Marquez, Jr. (Former VP for HR of HSBC, Alcatel and Sterling Tobacco)
Mr. Gerry A. Plana, FPM (Chief Executive, Investors in People Philippines)
Mr. Patricio A. Picazo (HR Executive with more than 20 years of practice and multi-industrial exposure)
Atty. Ranulfo P. Payos, DPM (1989-90 PMAP President)
Mr. Jesse Francis N. Rebustillo (Immediate PMAP Past President)
Mr. Rene M. Gener, DPM (PMAP Executive Director)

PMAP, the premier organization of people managers and HR practitioners in the country, is inviting SMEs, HR practitioners, people managers, students, members of the academe and business professionals in this summit. Investment fee is P1,500 inclusive of am and pm snacks, lunch and certificate of attendance.

For registration and sponsorship packages, please feel free to get in touch with Mr. Mark Maghirang ( through tel. no. 726-1532 locals 303, 304 or 323.

Friday, July 14, 2017

PMAP Holds HR Innovation Summit on July 19

1:11:00 PM

The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), the premier organization of people managers and HR practitioners, will hold the “HR Innovation Summit” at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria (Ortigas Center) on July 19, 2017 (9:00 am to 5:00 pm). This momentous event will feature industry experts and distinguished practitioners here and abroad to share their knowledge and innovative ideas that will equip organizations in developing employees to thrive in the opportunities and challenges today and in the future.

The line-up of remarkable speakers includes Mr. Bob Reyes, Philippine Representative of Mozilla, who will talk about “The Next Generations HR Technologies”; Mr. Takahiro Toda, Managing Director of N-PAX System and Consulting, Inc, who will discuss his experience in “AI in HR: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence”; Mr. Jeremy Blain, Director for International Partners of Cegos, who will enlighten participants in his talk “Digital Learning Revolution”; Mr. Kamesh Ganeson, Delivery Director of ECC International, who will present “Winning Through Data-Driven”; and Ms. Kei San Pablo, Country Manager, Philippines of Canva, who will give a sneak peek of “The Workplace of the Future.”

Aside from the exciting talks, participants will also have the opportunity to be introduced to new products and services from various companies through their exhibit booths at the HR Techxhibit Hall.

The summit is open to the public and guarantees an interesting and relevant day of learning about HR best practices and innovation from leading practitioners in the human resource management from both local and international speakers. The Investment fee per delegate is Php4,500.00 for PMAP members and Php6,000 for non-members.

For more information, please contact Ms. Clara Delfin at tel. no. 726-1532 loc. 323 or email

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Dencio’s New Seafood Delights, Taste Something Different

11:22:00 PM

For 25 years, one of the favorite restaurant of friends and family who dine together to celebrate special occasions, to chill and catch up with one another or simply to feast on delectable dish, Dencio's Bar and Grill has made an interesting offers for this season. Dencio's lay down on the table its newest offers, the Kilawin Bisaya and the Krispy Embutido together with other Dencio's favorites.

The Kilawin Bisaya is a great blend of tuna cubes with cuts of pipino peel, covered with creamy white sauce, siling pari, spring onion and red bell pepper. The fusion of its freshest ingredients results in a flavorful appetizer perfect to start off a promising dining experience for only Php 170.00
Dencio’s clever take on the famous embotido is also a must-try as it puts a twist on it by adding shrimp, everyone’s favorite seafood. From the typical embotido, Dencio’s introduces its Krispy Embotido Hipon, shrimp coated with meat wrapped in lumpia wrapper. Its crispiness is just the right level. It also comes with sweet chilli that gives an extra kick on its flavor. A group of 5 persons can already enjoy the Krispy Embotido Hipon for only Php 1,560.
Other option is Dencio’s Sinigang na Tiyan ng Bangus which perfectly complements the new food offerings and the sumptuous Krispy Sisig. Truly, Dencio’s is a go to place as it always offer a wide selection of food suited for the season and its customers’ diet.

The new seafood offerings are available for the whole month of March in all Dencio’s branches. Be sure to like their Facebook (, Instagram, Twitter and visit to learn more about the latest delectable dishes from Dencio’s.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Get That Huma Island Resort & Spa Experience with Citi Credit Cards

2:25:00 PM

It's summer time! Sand, sea, sun, palm tree and wind, a make up of an exciting beach vacation. Now, wether you have a budget or not, try to have at least once, a visit to wonderful places in the places.

Citi Credit got something for people who would want to get out of the city and fun fun. Enjoy a memorable island getaway through an exclusive 3 days/2 nights travel offer with Huma Island Resort & Spa in Palawan!

Choose between the Water Villas that rise on stilts right above the coral banks at 54% discount; a Beach Villa straddling the shoreline at 49% discount; and a luxurious family suite replete with its own mini pool at 38% discount. Or, you may go for an expansive Presidential Suite – all of 294 square meters which is perfect for large groups!

To ensure a worry-free holiday, included in this travel package are overnight accommodations, daily breakfast, roundtrip land & boat transfers (Busuanga Airport - Resort - Busuanga Airport), and special credits towards dining, spa services, even for island activities.

And remember: advance reservation is required to guarantee availability of rooms. To grab this irresistible offer simply contact Huma Island Resort& Spa’s reservation hotline at (02) 553 0119, or their booking emails at and Promotion period is from January 1 to March 31, 2017, while the stay period is from January 1 to June 30, 2017.

For more information, log on to or call the 24-hour CitiPhone at 995 9999.

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