Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Beat the Heat by Avoiding These Summer Skincare Mistakes

This coming summer is looking to be a hot one, which means many of us will likely head to the beach to cool off. If you're not careful, however, you could get more than just sand, sea, and sun. Protect your skin against the sweltering heat this summer by being prepared and informed. Start by getting to know and avoiding these all too common summer skincare mistakes. Neglecting Proper Sunscreen Use Sunscreen should be an important part of your summer skincare routine, but many of us do away with it for various reasons. For some, it's expensive, it doesn't feel good on the skin, or it's not practical if you're not planning to stay under the sun for a long time. First off, not all sunblock lotions are expensive. These may be a bit pricier compared to ordinary lotions, but the purchase is worth it. Many sunscreens on the market are also formulated for quick skin absorption, which does away with the sticky residual feeling. Dermplus sunblocks, for example, provide excellent skin protection from the sun, features a quick absorb formula, and comes in different variants and sizes depending on your need and skin type. One important thing many people don't know is that you can get sunburn even when indoors. UV light can penetrate through glass windows, which means even if you are at home or in the office and you happen to be next to a window, you still are exposed. Make it a habit to use Dermplus to all exposed areas of the body every day, especially this summer. Ignoring Dead Skin Cells The sun and sand may feel good on your feet, but these can damage the skin. Be sure to exfoliate your skin before hitting the beach. Removing the dead skin cells allow for the growth of new, healthy cells, which makes the skin smoother and feeling softer. Exfoliation also allows the sunblock and other skincare products to be more effective, as it can go deeper into the skin. Relying on Clothes Alone for Sun Protection Our summer outfits are often light, airy, and colorful. This, however, could mean your skin (even the non-exposed parts) does not get enough protection. The sando, the sun dress, or that light summery polo shirt provide very little protection against the sun. For this, it's best to sunscreen it up all over, and maybe even getting clothes with built-in sun protection. Getting Dehydrated Dehydration not only causes headaches and extreme thirst, it also causes the skin to dry out. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water or non-sugary, non-caffeinated beverages. This balances the body and skin's moisture levels. Ignoring that Sunburn If you really can't stay away from the heat and the sun for a long time, be sure to soothe the skin as soon as possible. The Dermplus Aftersun Hydrating Body Gel is very effective in soothing the skin, reducing inflammation and redness, and preventing peeling. The sooner you deal with the sun damage on the skin, the better. Make this summer fun and safe not just for the family or the barkada, but for your skin as well.
About DermPlus Dermplus is a quality brand by JLC Miller & Co. Inc. The product line includes different sunscreen variants as well as moisturizing and cooling gels. JLC Miller & Co. Inc. is an ISO-certified company that created for a number of trusted hair and skincare products. Know more about the company and their products by visiting DermPlus.com.ph.

Monday, March 21, 2016

CDC Holdings Completes Manila Rivercity Residences

CDC Holdings, Inc., one of the leading real estate developers in the country, recently completed the construction and turnover of units for its newest project – the Manila Rivercity Residences in Sta. Ana, Manila.
With all the property’s nine towers now completed, the company has fulfilled its commitment to help more families realize their dream of living in their own homes. Through the Manila Rivercity Residences, nestled along the historic and scenic Pasig River, CDC Holdings has once again built one of the most exciting and dynamic communities in the area.
“From an old, dilapidated warehouse, CDC Holdings transformed this site into one of the most attractive real estate investment you can find at this location, at this price and at this quality,” shared Elsie Chua, the company’s president and CEO. “The vision that I have of providing value for money homes at convenient location is a reality with Manila Rivercity Residences.”
The event was also highlighted with the turnover of the keys to homeowners signaling the community’s involvement in ensuring that the quality will be properly managed and maintained. “The challenge now is how to preserve and even enhance the units and amenities that have been turned over to the residents. CDC built the buildings, but it is up to each and every one of the homeowners to create a sense of community,” she added.
Offering a relaxing retreat from the city’s hustle and bustle, the property is comprised of nine medium-rise buildings, named after the world’s most famous rivers: Nile, Dnieper, Blue Danube, Colorado, Euphrates, Rhine, Amazon, Kumagawa and Yangtze. Amid the urban chaos, the Manila Rivercity Residences serves as a sanctuary for families through its spacious studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units.
Chua says the success of this latest project validates CDC Holdings’ formula of providing quality homes at affordable prices at convenient location. Manila Rivercity Residences is ideally accessible, making a comfortable commute to or from the neighboring districts of Manila, Makati City or Mandaluyong City. What’s more, various commercial establishments, renowned schools and reputable medical facilities are within easy reach from CDC’s riverside condominium community.
Inside the gated community of Manila Rivercity Residences, residents will feel like they have been transported to a different world – one that spells relaxation and tranquility. Families can bond together and enjoy the property’s host of recreational facilities.
Residents can spend some rest and recreation time at the landscaped boardwalk facing the Pasig River. Built with viewing decks that are made of eco-friendly material, gazebos and play areas, it is the perfect spot to unwind during the weekends. Families can also host barbeque and pool parties, as the Manila Rivercity Residences offers a well-appointed pool area with two fountains and falls, as well as barbeque pits. Residents can also wander freely and safely even in the evenings, as CDC is in the process of putting LED lights on common areas.
For CDC Holdings, its dedication to make its residents feel at home in every community that it builds is an ongoing commitment. As a result, the company is in the process of adding more features in the Manila Rivercity Residences, such as the installation of CCTV in the roof deck, elevators and main lobbies of all buildings, as well as the future implementation of garbage segregation. CDC Holdings will also launch soon the Kids Club, wherein resident kids can register to receive exclusive perks during their birthdays, participate in monthly activities such as Summer Carnival and craft sessions, and claim other exciting giveaways.
Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry - current president Mr Angel Ngu, past honorary president Mr Tan Ching and vice president Dr. Cecilio Pedro. Also present were Manila City Hall's Engr. Roberto Bernardo and Engr. Roger Legaspi and the president of SEC Elevators, Mr Suzuki Takao, President of SEC Elevators, ECD, CDC, Engr. Roberto Bernardo, Manila City Engineer, Engr. Roger Legaspi, Manila City Building Official and Mr David Chua
Representatives from each of the towers receiving keys to homeowners, which signals the community’s involvement in ensuring the community will be properly managed and maintained
Among the residents who feel at home with CDC Holding’s property is 30-year old Kathleen Cruz, a branch head of a large retail store. Cruz, with her husband and four-year old daughter, are among the first occupants of the Manila Rivercity Residences when they bought a one-bedroom unit in the project’s Nile Tower. After making it their happy home for five years, they decided to purchase another unit in the same community – this time a two-bedroom in Yangtze Tower.
Accessibility and value for money were their main consideration for making Manila Rivercity Residences their home, according to Cruz. “We have seen a lot of developments in our line of work, and we can say that what CDC offered us is very competitive in terms of price,” Cruz says. What Cruz loves most about living in the Manila Rivercity Residences is the feeling of haven it gives to her family. “After a hard day at work, you just want to come home to a place that will be like your sanctuary, a place that will make you really feel at home,” Cruz shares. “It really feels like a community, and CDC is taking efforts to make us feel at home, even down to the little details.”
Just like the Cruz family, the Manila Rivercity Residences offers homeowners a smart way of living, with its excellent location, move-in ready units, and superb features and amenities. To know more about Manila Rivercity Residences and other CDC Holdings projects, call 894-0808 or you may visit www.cdcresidences.com.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

26 finalists vie for Century Tuna Superbods title

A bevy of fab and fit hopefuls was filled with excitement, anticipation, and exhilarating energy as Century Tuna recently presented its lineup of finalists for the much-awaited Century Tuna Superbods Nation 2016, the biggest, hottest and most fabulous summer event in the country brought to you by the country's number 1 tuna. 
From hundreds of fit, sexy, and pumped up men and women who joined the go-sees all over the country, 24 finalists were chosen in a series of intense screenings and callbacks. This year’s batch of hopefuls all showed amazing potential that the competition presented 12 local pairs of finalists, instead of the initially planned nine.
“We are very proud and excited by this year's batch of Superbods finalists. They are all brimming with potential not just in terms of physical fitness but in terms of personality, talent and achievement. The judges will really have a tough time in choosing this year's winners,” remarks Greg Banzon, Century Pacific Foods General Manager. ”Furthermore, it’s heartening to see that the Superbods competition, after ten years, continues to inspire these young men and women to stay healthy and in shape through proper exercise and healthy diet.” 
Since its inception in 2006, Century Tuna Superbods search has indeed gone bigger, better, and bolder. For its 10th year, this is the first time the brand widened the competition, drawing numerous candidates from all over the country and the United States. 
After the rigorous screening sessions which saw the hopefuls strut their stuff on the catwalk and put their best bodies—and personalities—forward, these fine men and women were declared as finalists:
Females:  Olivia Medina, Carmela Fernandez, Ambra Gutierrez, Nancy Leonard, Princess Abella, Maria Martinez, Cassie Umali, Mirtle Gimenez, Kaara Tan, Carla Meneses, Anja Peter, Tanya Hyde.
Males:  Jerome Tan, Ryan Sy, John Padilla, Erie Obsena, Ifran Khan, Jose Pio Luz III, Tom Esconde, Cedric Roxas, Shawn Stansbury, Ali Khatibi, Clint Bondad, Ameen Sardouk
From here, the 24 finalists will move to the next leg of the competition, where they will be joined by two Superbods candidates from the USA. The search will culminate in the finals night on April 10, 2016, at the ultra exclusive Palace Pool Club. 
And you too can take part of the action in this electrifying search—by joining the online voting for your favorite Superbods 2016 finalist!
Simply download the Century Tuna Superbods App from either the Google Playstore or the App Store on Itunes. Look out for and purchase selected Century Tuna Flakes in Oil in 180 grams with can toppers and scratch off a portion to reveal the unique code for viewing. Input the code onto the Superbods App voting section. Random, computer selected voters will get a chance to win tickets to the Superbods Nation Finals Night! Online voting is ongoing until April 2.
Other exciting activities to watch out for in the 10th year of the Century Tuna Superbods search are the Century Tuna Superbods Nation 2016 Challenge and the Century Tuna Superbods Consumer Weekend on April 2 and 3 at the Bonifacio High Street, where you can meet and greet with past and present Superbods and some of the hottest celebrities, events sure to fire up the summer season.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Trimac Coaching

Top coach launches triathlon program for all!
One of the country’s top triathlon coaches, Jojo Macalintal, will launch a curriculum for beginner, intermediate and advance triathletes in a bid to complement the country’s campaign to send Filipino triathletes to future Olympic Games. There will be a three-month program for each category where participants are prepared according to their fitness levels, Macalintal, owner and founder of Trimac Coaching, announced during the launch of the program at Earth Kitchen in Bonifacio Global City on Friday. The program begins on April 4 at the AS parking lot in at the University of the Philippines Diliman in Quezon City. Popularly known in the triathlon community as Coach Jomac, Macalintal has 18 years of experience in triathlon coaching and competition. Coach Jomac has been in every nook and cranny of the sport as competitor, coach and oprganizer. ‘‘As local triathlon grows, Trimac would like to extend its knowledge to help provide solid basic skills and hone talents,’’ Macalintal said during the press launch. Macalintal has coached scores of triathletes in all levels and ages -- from beginners to elite and national athletes and from youngsters to seniors. The program can accommodate affiliated and non-affiliated triathletes who wish to improve. Assisted by a pool of coaches, Macalintal will not only train beginners and turn them into triathletes; he will also train triathletes to be more competitive. ' 'Anyone can be a triathlete. Kids, students, housewives and mothers, and office workers and even whole families who aim just to be physically fit can swim, bike and run any distance, from sprints and mini-sprints to Olympic and Ironman distances under a good triathlon coach with a good program,''Macalintal said. If they wish to, trainees may qualify as members of Team Trimac, one of the oldest and most active triathlon teams in the country. Macalintal is certified as coach by the International Triathlon Union (ITU) and was selected Coach of the Year twice, in 2011 and 2012, by the swimbikerun.ph, the country’s most popular multisport website. His team Trimac was Triathlon Team of the Year in 2011 and his program continues to churn out top-level age-group and elite and youth triathletes. Also a certified spinning and TRX instructor, Macalintal also turned promising youths into national pool triathletes under the pioneering Trimac Kids program. Currently, he overseas the grassroots Batang Tri program, which trains poor but promising youths under the sponsorship of Seafood Island with the support of other sponsors like Brooks Running. Trimac Coaching hopes to help a lot of newcomers at the sport with this program. After observing the impressive performances of youngsters in the IronKids part of the recent Century Tuna Ironman 70.3 Triathlon in Subic last weekend, Macalintal said it won’t be long before the country’s ever-growing triathlon community will produce a competitor who will compete in the Olympic Games. Corporate supporters of the program are Brooks, TYR, Gu Gels, Apotheca, KLEAN and Unilab Active Health.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Join the Royal Treatment Fan's Day with Fat Out!

One of the today's brightest stars came from humble beginnings, from a teenage girl who dreamt of being a celebrity, finally blossomed into one of the brightest stars in the industry of showbiz. Kim Chiu has proven that a simple girl from Cebu can achieve superstar status. It’s almost too easy for her to captivate anyone with her style of acting and her bubbly personality and thanks for her wide support of her fans, she is now dubbed as the Chinita Princess.

It’s time to give back to the millions and millions of fans who have supported Chinita Princess, Kim Chui throughout her bright career. FatOut’s The Royal Treatment Fans Day is a day for you, by ATC Healthcare and Kim Chiu. So unroll your sleeves, loosen up and give yourself a kind of relaxation fit for a royalty. FatOut’s The Royal Treatment Fans Day will be a day filled with royal relaxation and a royal performance from, none other than, Chinita Princess herself, Kim Chiu! What else are you waiting for? Grab your tiaras and join this awaited FatOut’s The Royal Treatment Fans Day.
Have you been waiting for your Fairy God Mother? Then wait no more! FatOut is giving you the Ultimate Royal Treatment with The Chinita Princess, Kim Chiu! Get ready to be pampered and meet your Idol, FatOut’s newest endorser Kim Chiu! What are you waiting for? Go hit the nearest Drugstore and buy FatOut now! Don’t forget to keep the receipt so you can register online to make your entry and tickets valid! Register on this link : http://bit.ly/FatoutFansDay

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Secrets to Success at Entrepreneur Success Summit

ESS Poster
MEDIACOM Solutions Inc. is staging 2nd ENTREPRENEUR SUCCESS SUMMIT (ESS) on March 11, 2016 from 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Megatrade Function Room B, SM Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.
The 2nd ENTREPRENEUR SUCCESS SUMMIT (ESS) is a comprehensive series of talks by successful international and local entrepreneurs and industry experts who will share their insights on how to build a successful business. Entrepreneurs, business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as Business and Entrepreneurship students will comprise the expected participants.

The empowering learning topics of the summit will include The Power of a Successful Entrepreneurial Mindset, Successful Digital Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses, How to successfully turn your Business into a Franchise, Secrets of Becoming a Powerful Sales Champion, Building Competitive Edge by Developing Quality Customer Service.
Among the roster of successful entrepreneurs and industry experts that will share their success stories and give practical business tips are: Mr. Raymond Lim, CEO of RB Global Holdings, Mr. Jay Mclean, Founder and CEO of Business Evolution, Mr. Rudolf Kotik, Founder of RK Franchise Consultancy and Filipino International Franchise Association, Mr. Jonathan Petalver, "The SalesChamp", CEO and President of Petalver Management Consultancy Services, and Ms. Florlynn Dela Peña, President of Business Advocacy’ in Sustainable and Innovative Concepts BASIC Inc.
“In the last 5 years the Micro-Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) accounted for 99.6% of all registered companies in the Philippines, but they contribute only a little over 30% to the country’s GDP. With this in mind, our vision is to fuel even more the spirit of entrepreneurship with the help of our successful international and local speakers. We hope to empower aspiring Filipino entrepreneurs to take their step to success by providing them with powerful tools that can help them become successful in their business,” says MEDIACOM Solutions Inc. CEO and ESS Founder, David Abrenilla.
The Entrepreneur Success Summit is a partner event of the 3rd Entrepreneur and Franchise Expo Philippines. To learn the secrets to success, register at www.efe.ph/summit or call +63.2.509.4792,  +63.927.395.1575 or email Elvis atelvis@efe.ph.

Monday, March 07, 2016

Doughnuts with a character (^^)

Nowadays, our daily communication with our friends and families revolve around text and chat messages from different social media platforms, and messaging has become more fun since the addition of emojis. Our messages can now be sent with a smile, a wink, a laugh, a kiss and many more. And even the use of just emojis can convey your message itself or your current mood! But did you know that emojis are no longer limited to our messages anymore? That’s because Krispy Kreme has recently launched their limited Emoji doughnuts last February 20, 2016.
To make this event more enjoyable, they held fun activities at the park right in front of their store in BGC so people could join in the fun and games.
You can make your own emoji doughnuts, both kids and adult alike have enjoyed dipping doughnuts into chocolate, adding sprinkles and of course, decorating it with their choice of emojis! And these are the emojis you can choose from:
  • Smiley
  • LOL
  • Love
  • Kiss Me
  • Hearts
  • Strawberry Sprinkles
  • Hot Cup
  • Flowers
  • 2K’s
  • Thumbs Up
You can also participate in the interactive game - Catch the Emoji and win a Krispy Kreme T-shirt.
So many kids also had fun at the Emoji Ball Pit and had their face painted.
gerilen krispy kreme
In addition to these, you can also avail of their Personalized Emoji T-shirts by simply purchasing half a dozen doughnuts. It was a fun-filled day at the Emoji Park with activities catered to both kids and adults. So, don't miss out on these limited edition doughnuts and give your love ones a sweet treat with a character, an emoji character that is! #SharetheKK

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Alaska Milk Sports Action in Davao 2016

What I like most about this sports fest by Alaska Milk is that they encourage kids to be their best. At sa dami ng child-related crimes sa ating bansa, we need more of these kind of invigoration and support sa tinagurian ni Gat Jose Rizal na "Pag-asa ng Ating Bayan".

Aside from Alaska Milk's vision for Filipino children to have proper nutrition, sports fest like these give Filipino children hope in life - na kahit maralita, basta may talent and determination, pwede ka dito. In here, you have a chance. Sa dami ng apps na pwedeng laruin ngayon indoors, sa dami ng channels ng cable TV at dahil unlimited na rin ang internet sa bahay, as a mom, I appreciate Alaska Milk's initiative to uplift children to "go out and play".
It's nice to know that these sports fest are of free-of-charge, and it's also nice to know that there are volunteer coaches like Coach Kid of Cotabato City.

As part of Alaska Milk Jr.NBA and jr. WNBA 2016, last 27th and 28th of February, Regional Selection Camp for Mindanao leg was held at the Matina Campus of Ateneo de Davao University. This is the fourth of stage where young athletes, kids with potentials, children with dreams were gathered to showcase their skills and talents. Yes, Alaska Milk is taking it to the next level: The Search for the Next MVP in Basketball Nationwide! Para sa Filipino kids around the country, this is a good opportunity- a friendly competition to challenge and test to their skills while making friends and camaraderie, sportsmanship at the same time.

Kids are uplifted, but not just them...

Of course even moms are happy to see their kids having fun while learning and honing their skills. Win or lose, this competition is a good experience for them. It's a good start for budding young athletes, to make them love what they do and be good on what they are doing. It inspires children to pursue their dreams and continue in making their potential a skill that could give them ticket to a better life.

From Davao's Regional Selection Camp were seven boys and four girls, finally selected from the sea of 543 kids who participated in this year for Mindanao. 

Alfonso Luis Candari, 13, of Ateneo de Davao; Lance Centeno, 13, of Ateneo de Davao; Joven Neil Deligero, 13, of Daniel R. Aguinaldo National Highschool; Louis Andre Joring, 13, of St. Mary’s School; Tryon Limar Langala, 14, of St. Mary’s School; Anscar Mamac, 14, of Holy Child College of Davao; and Rysan Villasenta, 13, of Holy Child College of Davao topped the boys division. Rozie Amatong, 11, of Modern International Learning Center; Aloha Marie Betanio, 12, of Malaybalay City Central School; Kate Buenaventura, 13, of Ateneo de Davao; and Marcila Grace Dellosa, 14, of F. Bangoy National Highschool topped the girls division. 

The selected young athletes will represent Mindanao in the Jr. NBA/WNBA Philippines National Training Camp this April, and will try out with other top players from the four Regional Selection Camps for the chance to be named as Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines All-Star! What a mouthful! This and a chance to participate in an overseas NBA experience! Bongga!

Aside from the proper nutrition for strong bones and growing body, hence giving children their complete potential growth, Alaska through this kinds of program also aims to give children an active lifestyle while sharing the values of true Sportsmanship, Teamwork, Positive Attitude and Respect throughout the tournament.

Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines Regional Selection Camp will stop over Cebu this coming March 5-6, followed by Manila on April 9-10. So if you have kids, boys or girls aged 10-14, don't miss out! Register for free to the youth basketball program at www.jrnba.asia/philippines!

Follow Jr. NBA on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/jrnbaphilippines
For NBA fanatics, visit website here: www.nba.com, Facebook here: www.facebook.com/philsnba and Twitter here: www.twitter.com/nba_philippines.
To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit www.alaskamilk.com and www.playph.com.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016


Aquabest, the country's premier water station franchise is reaching out to its local community by opening a soup kitchen for indigent people.
Kitchen Soup
Every Friday afternoon the company operates a soup kitchen dispensing hot meals to the poor at its head office along Quezon Avenue. Since it started operating this February, the soup kitchen regularly serves dozens of underprivileged people. 
The soup kitchen is part of the company's efforts to give back to society and is a reflection of the Christian values that underpin the company's operations. "As a company we have to strive to make a positive influence in our community. And our efforts here however small can help our underprivileged brethren that other people still care about them" says Carson Tan the company's President and CEO.


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