Monday, February 19, 2018

Superbods Ageless 2018 go-see events in Cebu and Manila

Last Sunday,  I witnessed the first half of the contestants in Century Tuna's Superbods Ageless where people from all walks of life claims to have their kind of fitness and would like to have a giant step towards right excercise, right diet and of course the right food to eat.

Showcase your sexy, fit and healthy body at the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 go-see happening on February 17, 10 am to 5 pm at Gold’s Gym, Ayala Center, Cebu City; and on February 18, 10 am to 5 pm at the Glorietta 2 Activity Center, Makati City.

The search for the country's fittest and healthiest men and women is open to individuals 18- to- 37-years old for the Superbods category, and 38- to- 50-years old for the Superbods Ageless category.

Four winners will each receive P500,000 cash; an appliance showcase worth P250,000 from Indesit, Mabe, and Philips; an editorial campaign contract from Zalora; a training contract from Star Magic; and a 1-year unlimited elite membership for Gold’s Gym. To top it all off, one lucky Superbods contestant will win a Chevrolet Trax

For more details and updates on events, and to register, visit Century Tuna Superbods on Facebook:

Friday, February 2, 2018

Ever Bilena welcomes Ms. Kris Aquino

Last January 27, 2018, Ever BIlena launch Kris Aquino as the main Ambassador of their beauty cosmetic s , a hint step in their part being a quality yet very affordable and used by the common people.

Ever Bilena, the country’s no. 1 color cosmetics retail company welcomes the “Queen of All Media” Kris Aquino to its growing family.

“We are so excited that Kris is with us. Ever Bilena’s success is built on credibility and this is what our newest ambassador brings,” says Ever Bilena CEO Dioceldo Sy.

Over the years, the brand has evolved along with its growing market by providing fresh and trendy color cosmetics to women of different lifestyles. “We have been in the business for 35 years. We are proud not only because we are the leader in color cosmetics but also because we are a Filipino brand,” Sy said.

He added that, like most retail products, Ever Bilena is facing a new generation of users.  “Makeup trends, such as fashionable colors, change so quickly because of social media and online platforms. We welcome this challenge with innovative products for everyone who wants to be beautiful and confident.”

As the newest ambassador for the cosmetics brand the “Queen of All Media” is all set to try Ever Bilena’s over 1000 products. From eye shadows, mascaras, BB creams and concealers, to fragrances, lipsticks, palettes and tools, makeup lovers can expect a lot of excitement from the much-awaited partnership.

“Looking good is no longer a luxury,” said Sy. “Our products are affordable, but known to be of high quality and trusted by generations. It’s easy to make money, but it’s very hard to earn credibility, which should always be the foundation and capital of any business.”

 To learn more about Ever Bilena and its brands, visit,  and

Thursday, February 1, 2018

World Slasher Cup 2018 opens today

Local and International sabong champions gather at the historic Smart Araneta Coliseum for the grand opening of the 2018 World Slasher Cup Invitational 9-Cock Derby today , January 29, 2018.

A tough cast of more than 300 participants will vie for the most prestigious derby title known internationally.

The complete schedule Jan. 29, 30 and 31  ( 2-cock Elims with more than 100 fights each per day), Feb. 1,2 and 3 (3-cock Semis). Feb. 4,5 and 6 (4-cock Finals for participants with scores of 2, 2.5, 3 and 3.5 points); and Feb. 7 (4-cock Grand Finals for participants with scores of 4, 4.5 and 5 points).

The 2018 World Slasher Cup  is backed by many supporters, including the Filipino-owned company Excellence Poultry & Livestock Specialists, along with Manny Berbano’s PitGames Media Inc. as media partner.

The powerhouse foreign contingent will be bannered by Ray Alexander of Alabama, a consistent WSC participant, Lonnie Harper of Mississipi, who is famous for his Mule Train greys, and Mike Formosa of California.

They will be joined by Roger Roberts and Larry Whitehead of Georgia; Wilber Le Blanc and Richard Harris of Louisiana, Jorge Goitia, Zaldy Sandoval, and Rene Medina of California, Kini Kalawaii and Butch Cambra of Hawaii; Nathan Jumper and Looney Parks of Mississipi, Randy Hall of Texas, Owen Medina and Peter Elm of Guam, Ferdinand Macaraeg of Indonesia, Rene Penalosa of Australia.

Patrick Aisbeth and Bel Almojera of Florida; Johnny Moore of Tennessee; Matthew Dunne of Alabama, James and Charles Wolf, Soan Sogianto of Indonesia; Joey Melendres and Greg Berin of Australia; and Mark Salazar of Malaysia among others.
Local fighters include cockfight idol Rep Patrick Antonio, Boy Marzo, Doc Ayong Lorenzo, Biboy Enriquez, Dicky Lim, James Uy, Pacio Malvar, Eddie Aparri, Art de Castro, Vice Mayor Jubee Navarro, Danny Salazar and Joey Sy.

2017 WSC 2 triple champs Anthony Lim, Frank Berin and the Escolin Brothers, who are all signed up and geared up for repeat wins, can all expect an all-out battle for this year’s title.

Follow the WSC Official website or the official Facebook page World Slasher Cup Official for more info, videos, photos and other updates.

I2i New York launches DJP Collection designed by Daniel Padilla

I2i New York’s brand ambassador and Philippines “Teen King” Daniel Padilla led the unveiling of the DJP Collection today, January 27, at Manila House, Bonifacio Global City Taguig.

Designed by Daniel together with husband and wife tandem , Rico Ocampo and Tina Ocampo, co-owners of 121 New York , the DJP collection is a set of hip and on trend yet inexpensive sunglasses, greatly inspired by the music influences and other Hollywood idols of the young heartthrob, such as Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr. , and John Lennon.
“High school pa lang ako nagsusuot na ko ng salamin”, say’s Daniel Padilla. He shares that he always liked playing with the styles of eyewear, which is a manifestation of the risks he’s willing to take when it comes to fashion.

Daniel is always excited to design the new collection for 121. He is the one putting frames and lenses together and assigning the trendy colors for each frame. Aside from his Hollywood idols, he was also inspired by his recent travels such as his current favorite travel destination, Tokyo.

‘Masyado akong na-inspire sa street fashion ng Tokyo. Ang galling nilang lahat manamit at ang eyewear nila sobrang kakaiba!” Daniel gushes.
This summer he will be introducting lenses within the color range of purple, the color of the year.

For Tina Ocampo, Daniel is the perfect addition to the growing i2i New York family, Daniel and i2i are both authentic and true.
“He shares not only the style of our brand but also our mission of providing quality yet affordable products to the public, which is very evident in the DJP Collection:, says Tina “ It is very important for us that our celebrity endorsers also believe in our products in such a way that they can talk about it with credibility and passion. Both Daniel and I believe that everyone will be given a way to enjoy the eyewear that they need and desire within their budget.”

Daniel and Tina worked closely during the design process of the DJP collection.
“Daniel is very easy to work with because he’s certain  with what styles he wants and what his fans and our customers would love”. Tina shares.
I2i is always on the lookout for the latest in eyewear fashion, and it also considers the needs of the customers in choosing the materials used for their products. Because of the success of the DJP line for i2i,

Karla Estrada recently opened an i2i branch in Tacloban as a franchisee. It did so well that she is planning to open another branch in Ormoc and other provincial areas soon.

The DJP collection used nylon and polycarbonate materials, making it lightweight, hypo-allergenic and highly impact-resistant. It also features optically clear frames that do not obstruct the field of vision. The lenses also underwent UV treatment, which protects the eyes  of customers from harmful rays of the sun.

Sticking to the company’s promise of delivering high quality yet affordable eyewear, the DJP collection is priced from Php 370.00  to Php 480.00.

I2i New York is open to franchise partnership . If interested , please contact Anna Mapili at =63917-794-8001 or

For more information and to check out the eyewear styles designed by Daniel Padilla, follow i2i New York Facebook, 
Instagram , @i2iph.official , Twitter , @i2i_ph 

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Colorful, lovable giants welcome 2018 at SM Mall of Asia

All roads led to SM Mall of Asia (MOA) for the Grand Mascot Parade to celebrate and welcome the New Year! Thousands of kids and kids-at-heart trooped to SM MOA for the spectacular procession of giant adorable mascots, the first time the mall mounted such an event as a highlight of its much-awaited annual New Year celebration. Since 2008, SM MOA has been treating kids and their families with a holiday spectacle through its Grand Festival of Lights Parade. 

Last December, the float parade featured Santa, MOA’s magical friends, and an array of holiday characters, dancing to well-loved holiday tunes atop six floats lined with LED lights. Unwrapping the first day of 2018, SM pumped up the celebration by adding giant inflatables to the delight of spectators. Held at the North and South Arcades of the mall, the Grand Mascot Parade featured SM’s very own Leo, the lion; Hannah, the panda; Gerry, the Giraffe; Macky, the monkey; Benny, the bunny; Cyril, the squirrel; Ellie, the elephant and Hailey, the Hippo as well as The Powerpuff Girls, Doraemon’s friends, Darth Vader and the Storm Troopers among others. A special meet and greet with the characters was held at the Seaside Boulevard. Families had the chance to enjoy taking pictures with their favorite characters.


 The event was made grander by an impressive fireworks display. For exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit or follow SM’s official social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through SM’s Viber Public Chat. Tweet your thoughts, upload and share your photos about your memorable moments at SM, then use its official hashtag #EverythingsHereAtSM.

Friday, January 19, 2018 engineers, Healthcare professional are Highpaid overseas

Last Wednesday, January 17, 2018  , launch and re confirmed through the trip media that the highest paying specializations in 201`7 are sea based engineers, healthcare professionals, land based engineers, and IT professionals, according to an annual report by overseas job portal

A ship master in the US can potentially earn Php 99,000,.00 , a chief engineer can earn Php 96,000.00, and a chief officer  can earnPhp 92,000.00 monthly. Meanwhile, land based engineers that are in-demand in the Middle East and Asia Pacific can earn a monthly salary of Php 57,000.00 and Php 59,000.00 respectively.

Healthcare professionals are most compensated in the Middle East . Among doctors, those who specialized in pediatric care can earn as much as Php 86,000.00 a month, nurses can earn Php 65,000.00 a month , while veterinarians can earn Php 58,000.00.

IT Professionals are also highly paid in Asia-Pacific those with 0 to 4 years of experience can already earn as much as Php 54,000.00.
The survey also revealed the top 10 countries of deployment, with Saudi Arabia topping the list from January to October of 2017, 54.19% of jobs ads are from Saudi Arabia,. Middle East countries such as Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait Bahrain andOman are part of the top 10.

In 2017, Malaysia and Taiwan made their way into the top 10 countries of deployment list, replacing 2018’s Australia and Brunei.
WorkAbroad overseas jobs also revealed skilled workers are still the most in demand . In the Middle East ,

Filipinos can find numerous opportunities in General work , Engineering related and Food Beverage restaurant service sectors. In demand general work role include drivers, electricians and AC auto refrigeration. Plumbing and maintenance technicians. In demand and engineering relaed skilled roles include mechanics and electrical technicians. There are also opportunities for cooks, waters and baristas.

In Asia Pacific , jobs awair skilled workers like carpenters, household service wokers and care takers. Opportunities also abound in the Engineering related segment for technicians and technical operators and in the manufacturing -production operations segment for factory workers, production and machine operators and welders.
While sea-based engineers are in-demand and well compensated in the US, skilled workers are also needed, such as electricians, fitters, able seamen, cooks, waiters and stewards.
Across regions, from the Middle East to the US , in the professional segment , engineers are the most In demand.

For more information about the Overseas Salary Report please visit

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The SM Store, PayMaya lead retail industry transformation with cashless payments

The SM Store and PayMaya stepped up their collaboration to revolutionize the shopping experience of Filipinos with PayMaya QR, formally launched at the Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall on January 17. Present during the event were PLDT, Smart, Voyager and PayMaya Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan (third from left); The SM Store President Chelo C. Monasterio (third from right); PayMaya President and CEO Orlando B. Vea (second from left); Smart Vice President for Wireless Key Accounts Development Precy Katigbak (second from right); SM Mart, Inc. Executive Vice President for Controllership Ricky A. Lim (rightmost); PayMaya COO and Managing Director Paolo Azzola (leftmost).

Last January 17, 2018 SM and Paymaya launch their digital campaign and promotes the cashless transaction either online or buying directly in the store. This has been  one of the giant steps made by the known stores Nationwide.

The SM Store and PayMaya Philippines are once again redefining the shopping experience in the Philippines with a new campaign to provide added convenience and delight to customers through a nationwide 10% rebate on all purchases made using PayMaya QR.

Through PayMaya QR, shoppers at The SM Store can just open their PayMaya app, tap the “Scan” button, and point their phones at the special QR codes displayed at The SM Store’s Mobile Pay lanes to complete their transactions. PayMaya's cashless system has been made available since last December in all branches of The SM Store nationwide.

To encourage more Filipinos to experience cashless convenience, PayMaya is offering an introductory promo where shoppers can get a 10% rebate (up to P100 per branch per day) on their purchases whenever they pay using PayMaya QR at all branches of The SM Store from January 15 to April 15, 2018. For every P1,000 spend, shoppers also get the chance to win an iPhone X.

“We are happy to have a new way to make shopping more convenient for our shoppers,” said The SM Store President Chelo C. Monasterio. “The retail landscape is changing, and The SM Store is proud to lead the way with partners like PayMaya.”

“More and more Filipinos are using cashless payments with PayMaya, and we're excited to work with like-minded companies such as SM in innovating on the retail shopping experience with the help of our payment technologies. With companies like SM taking the lead, we’ll see PayMaya QR in a lot more stores and establishments all around the country,” said Manuel V. Pangilinan, Chairman at PLDT, Smart, Voyager, and PayMaya.

Easy payments, top-ups at The SM Store

Be it the latest fashion items, toys, shoes or home products, Filipinos can now easily pay for all their shopping finds at The SM Store with just their phones with the help of PayMaya QR.

Getting a PayMaya account is easy. All they have to do is download the PayMaya app on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store, register for an account using any mobile number from a Philippine mobile network, load up their account in any of the more than 15,000 PayMaya load-up touchpoints nationwide, and use the “Scan” QR feature within the app to instantly pay for their purchases.

Paying with PayMaya is also made more convenient with load-up options at all SM Business Services inside The SM Store. Account holders can also load up their PayMaya accounts at 7-Eleven, ExpressPay, TouchPay kiosks, Palawan Pawnshops, Shopwise, Wellcome, 2Go outlets, Petron stations along NLEX, and Smart Padala centers, as well as through Unionbank ATMs and RCBC retail online banking.

"SM has been an early partner of PayMaya as a load-up center for our customers, as well as a valued partner of our Smart Padala remittance service. This is a natural progression of our collaboration as we make it easier for our customers to use their PayMaya accounts anywhere they are in the country. We thank our partners like SM for helping accelerate cashless adoption among consumers," said Orlando B. Vea, President and CEO at PayMaya Philippines.

Building a Cashless Philippines

PayMaya’s partnership with The SM Store for QR-based payments builds on its trailblazing initiative of building a “Cashless Philippines” in line with National Retail Payment System initiative led by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas that aims to increase the share of electronic transactions in the country by 20% in 2020.

To support this vision, PayMaya has launched game-changing innovations including PayMaya QR. Various merchants are now equipped with the payments technology, including all Smart Stores nationwide, food parks like The Yard Timog, Pioneer Street Market, and Hue Hotel and Resorts and Station X in Boracay, as well as establishments such as Fairmont Makati and Army Navy, among many others.

Today, PayMaya is also the largest online and mobile acquirer in the Philippines, powering card payment acceptance of some of the biggest e-Commerce retailers in the country, including the likes of Lazada, Zalora, Philippine Airlines, and Cebu Pacific. Most recently, PayMaya has enabled McDonald's to accept card payments in its restaurants and online delivery card acceptance will also be available soon.

PayMaya Philippines, the country’s pioneer and leader in cashless payments, is the digital financial services arm of PLDT’s Voyager Innovations. To know more about PayMaya’s products and services for consumers and businesses, visit [END]