Thursday, July 20, 2017

Pia Wurtzbach is the new #QueenoftheCentury!



Last Monday , July 17 at the Shangrila Makati ,The Queen of the Universe is now also the Queen of the Century, Century Tuna that is, the country’s number one tuna!  Pia Wurtzbach ever gorgeous TV host, model, and Miss Universe 2015 no less – joins Century Tuna’s outstanding roster of endorsers, as she appears in an all-new TVC that’s oozing with sexiness and elegance!


“We’re thrilled to have Pia Wurtzbach in the Century Tuna family,” beams Greg Banzon, Century Pacific Foods, Inc. General Manager. “Pia is indeed ‘The Queen of the Century,’ the epitome of a mutli-faceted woman who excels in a variety of fields while staying fit and sexy.”  

Pia first got bitten by the acting bug at the tender age of four, which later led her to join the Star Circle Batch 11, appearing in a string of television shows and movies. But her real break came when, in her third attempt, she entered the Binibining Pilipinas Pageant in 2015, the stepping stone to her most glorious achievement thus far: bagging the highly coveted Miss Universe 2015 crown – following in the heels of Gloria Diaz in 1969 and Margie Moran in 1973 – in what was a most contentious competition.

Together with, of course, her ravishing looks---her poise, style, and grace—her talents and intelligence, it is Pia’s commitment to self-discipline and physical fitness — just look at her lean and Ultimate Superbody! — that brought her into the Century Tuna fold.

 In fact, with a help of a personal trainer, Pia heads to the gym regularly, where she engages in a combination of planking (the best exercise for a flat, toned stomach), tricep pull-downs (for well-defined arms as well as shapely biceps and triceps), as well as squats and lunges (for firm and strong looking legs).


Naturally, a healthy, balanced, yet satisfying diet comes hand in hand with her exercise routine. And for this, there’s nothing else but Century Tuna — the 100% winner in tuna — of which Pia has been a long time fan. “I have a busy schedule and always on the go so when I do have the time to grocery shop or prepare a meal, I make it a priority,” relates Pia, who, unbeknownst to many, studied culinary arts. “I like to enjoy food that keeps my energy levels stable, like Century Tuna.”

Because of Century Tuna’s versatility, where it can be used in a myriad of yummy and nutritious dishes, Pia need not deprive herself while becoming the ultimate superbod. After all, Century Tuna is made of 100% real tuna, rich in Omega 3 DHA, which helps you achieve a healthy and 100% winner superbody, just like hers!

“I’ve always been a Century Tuna girl! And this body you see is made possible by Century,” Pia continues.


No doubt, Pia Wurtzbach has become an inspiration to many and a true role model, the perfect embodiment of Century Tuna’s winning ways and her role as the new Queen of the Century! Hail to the Queen!

Watch out for the coming movie that Pia Wurtzbach is going to have this year...




RCBC reveals “We believe in you” philosophy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Last Friday , July 14, 2017 at Whitespace Makati , Rizal Commercial Bank Corporation (RCBC), one of the leading universal banks in the Philippines, unveils its new corporate logo and tagline “We believe in you,” which signals the start of a new era of providing excellent and trusted banking services for Filipinos. During this days it is just proper to have a financial institution that is concern on the clients or depositors welfare . These are the times wherein many kinds of things happen within the span of seconds.


“This milestone signals the arrival of a more committed, refreshed and re-energized RCBC, that is ready to meet the demands of the ever-changing Philippine banking industry,” said RCBC President and CEO Gil A. Buenaventura.
 
“We believe in you” is not just a tagline for RCBC, but a battle cry to show our unwavering support and trust to the indomitable Filipino spirit. At the same time, this new corporate thrust is meant to encourage Filipinos not only to dream, but to pursue their passions and dreams, and turn them into reality – whether it’s traveling to your dream destination, venturing into a new business, or purchasing a new home or car,” Buenaventura stressed.
 
The simpler, younger and more minimalist logo embodies RCBC’s new mission of being more accessible to younger Filipino depositors, who are looking for better ways to save and grow their money, the RCBC president added.
 

Ces Natividad, RCBC Chief Marketing Officer, reveals that the new logo and corporate tagline are the bank’s response to the changing market.
 
“We wanted to know what products and services today’s depositors actually need, and we strived to understand what makes them believe and trust a particular bank. We realized that today’s depositors need an approachable bank that responds to their needs, and believes in the value of their dreams and aspirations,” Natividad shared.
 
“RCBC wants Filipinos to know that the bank believes that there is no limit in the things they can achieve if they decide to start building their future early, especially with a strong banking partner, ready to  advise them every step of the way. We are providing more emphasis to younger depositors, who need more guidance in managing their money,” Natividad added.
 
Estimates from the Philippine Statistics Authority showed that 1/3 of the Philippine population are millennials. A 2015 Labor Force Survey, also by the PSA, showed that 47.1 percent of the 42 million labor force belongs to the 15-34 age group. This means that more and younger Filipinos need bank services to manage their finances.
 
Natividad cited a wide array of RCBC products that allow customers to save and conveniently manage their finances. These include RCBC’s Debit Cards, which depositors can get when they open an RCBC savings or checking account. She also emphasized RCBC’s product portfolio which customers can manage online such as the Unit Investment Trust Funds and iSave, an automatic deduction from existing RCBC accounts, done every payroll, which helps depositors to set aside money for future use.
 
Natividad also cited the unli 0% option of RCBC Bankard, which gives cardholders the flexibility to manage their expenses.

 By RSB President & C RommEO Mr.el S. Latinazo (middle). He was joined by RSB Chief Operating Officer Mr. Richard C. Lim and RCBC Chief Marketing Officer Ms. Ces F. Natividad.

The bank’s brand refresh comes as RCBC enters its 57th year of excellent business in the Philippines. The bank reached a consolidated net income of P1 billion in the first quarter of 2017. It also showed more strength as assets increased to P526 billion as of March 2017. RCBC’s total number of branches also increased to 489 while ATM terminals increased to more than 1,500 nationwide as of the first quarter of 2017.
 
“We are confident that the new brand logo and new corporate tagline, and the re-energized service of the bank, will resonate with more Filipinos. We believe that they can accomplish great things if they put their hearts and mind into it, and RCBC will always be their partner to help them succeed,” Natividad added.
 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Essilor Vision Foundation, Piolo Pascual launch Eye Can Succeed campaign




Program aims to help 10,000 Filipino students
achieve their dreams through better vision
                                                                                              
Manila, Philippines – Healthy eyesight is essential to learning and achieving success. It allows us to pick up skills and also enables us to achieve our tasks. Unfortunately, at least ten in every 100 Filipino students suffer from poor eyesight. This concern has led Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) to team up with leading actor and brand ambassador Piolo Pascual to launch Eye Can Succeed, a program geared at providing free eye check-ups and free prescription eyeglasses to help 10,000 senior high school students pursue higher education and achieve success.

` EVF kicked off the advocacy campaign at Rizal High School, which has been recognized by the Guinness World Records as the largest secondary school in the world, by having licensed eye health professionals discuss the importance of healthy vision, proper eye care, and optometry as a career option for Grades 11 and 12 students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) academic strand. With the assistance of volunteer optometrists, EVF examined the school’s 4,000-strong Grades 11 and 12 students and distributed free prescription glasses to students who are in need.

The campaign is focused on senior high school students who are vulnerable to vision problems due to long hours of reading and exposure to blue light from digital devices like laptops and computers. They are also at a critical stage in their lives, where the pressure of choosing a career path looms before them. EVF aims to ease some of their concerns by giving them free eye examinations and eyeglasses when needed, so they can have clear vision which is critical to pursuing their studies and achieving their dreams.



“Poor eyesight is a rampant issue among young Filipinos simply because very few are aware on the importance of having a regular eye check-up,” noted Essilor Philippines marketing manager Jinky Navo. “Through Eye Can Succeed, which we have initiated with our brand ambassador Piolo Pascual, we aim to highlight the importance of good vision in achieving one’s dreams and success.”

As Essilor’s brand ambassador, Piolo is a strong advocate of healthy eyesight for Filipinos. He believes that the campaign will not only help students succeed in the near future, it will also help them perform well in their daily tasks and see life clearly. He said, “Education plays a huge role in the future of these young Filipinos, and poor eyesight will only hinder their progress in learning. By giving them thorough eye check-ups and access to free prescription eyeglasses, they will no longer struggle with vision problems in their lessons, allowing their natural intelligence to shine through.”

This perspective is shared by Lauren Wyper, Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) associate director of communications. She said, “It is alarming to learn that many of our target public school students have never had their eyes checked up at all. Launching the Eye Can Succeed campaign here in the Philippines not only helps fulfill the foundation’s mission of enabling Filipinos to have better lives through better sight, but also enables us to spread awareness on the importance of proper eye care through an expanded network consisting of academic institutions, the media, and local campaign ambassador Piolo Pascual.”

Virginia Membrebe, Rizal High School principal, remarked, “We are very grateful and honored for being the first to benefit from EVF’S Eye Can Succeed school tour. Through the free eye check-ups and prescription glasses of the campaign, our students are given a great opportunity to have better vision which is vital for their education.”

The Essilor Vision Foundation is committed to eliminating poor vision and its lifelong consequences, and to providing underprivileged people the opportunity to live a better life through better sight. For more information about EVF and the Eye Can Succeed advocacy campaign, please visit Essilor’s website at www.essilor.com.ph, and follow @EssilorPH on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


 About Essilor Vision Foundation
The Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) is committed to eliminating poor vision and its lifelong consequences, and to providing underprivileged people the opportunity to live a better life through better sight. Its outreach programs aim to bring healthy vision to the most marginalized populations throughout the world, focusing in particular on children and women.

EVF Southeast Asia was incorporated on April 2014 in Singapore with Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Environment as its Guest Of Honour. Following the success of Singapore, it has also launched many charity events in neighboring Asian countries such as Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and the Philippines. The foundation aims to improve vision needs for rural and under-served communities, and it continues to look for like-minded global, regional and/or local Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to partner with in its charity vision initiatives which will bring greater social and economic impact to these communities.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Fall in love with Korean Dishes at Marriott Manila this July



Last Monday , July 10, 2017 was the launching of Korean Food Festival at Marriott Hotel  Manila and it was an Appetizing Buffet of Korean dishes that is authentic and this start a month of adding a Korean space at the Marriott Cafe.


It is going to be an “oppa-tizing” July as Marriott Hotel Manila presents Korean Food Festival this month. While many would hop on a plane for that ultimate K-pop experience, the hotel serves it hot and authentic through a flavorful immersion. No visa needed, just an appetite!


In partnership with the Korean Cultural Center, they flew in a team of 4 chefs from one of the largest and famous resorts in Seoul, Elysian Gangchon. Both K-pop fans and foodies can’t miss out on the biggest culinary fete at their Marriott Café buffet for this year.

Seoul-Spree Feast

There are so much to love with Korean cuisine and it would be very hard to choose. So, Marriott Café spreads out a bounty of popular classics and rare Korean dishes starting July 11 to 31. Aside from the best sidekick, kimchi, indulge on appetite-filling entrees like bibimbap, bulgogi, samgyeopsal, and Korean barbecue. Spot healthy finds suchs as namul (seasoned vegetable dish), sundubu jjigae (soft tofu stew), kimchi stew, and mandu (dumplings). This special buffet experience is only Php 1,900 for lunch on Mondays to Saturdays and Php 2,100 for dinner on Sundays to Thursdays.


After a filling buffet experience, swing by the Greatroom to unwind. Popular Korean liquor, Soju, takes over the bar that will get you into the K-Pop groove. Soju cocktails starts at Php 295 only.

Cook the Gangnam Style

Whether a fan or just culture curious, learn how to enjoy Korean food at home in cooking class facilitated by their Korean guest chefs. There are two dates to choose from, July 18 (Tuesday) or 19 (Wednesday), from 10am to 2:30pm at Marriott’s The Hub.  Discover swift Korean meals-to-go and even elaborate ones to impress on your next party. Inclusive of a sumptuous lunch, chefs gear, equipment and ingredients for only Php 1,250. Quickly pick your schedule because classroom seats are limited.

For more information, please call 988 9999 or visit www.manilamarriott.com. To join ongoing conversations, like Facebook.com/MarriottHotelManila, follow @marriottmanila on Twitter and @manilamarriott on Instagram.


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Tom Rodriguez shares vision of perfect eye health with Crizal® Prevencia™



Essilor Philippines introduces new endorser and
 presents its most technologically advanced protective lenses yet
                                                                                               
      Last Thursday, June 8, 2017 Essilor Philippines launched their Crizal Prevencia lens together with the new endorser Tom Rodriguez at Milkyway Restaurant Makati City.  This simple yet elegant launching makes the day a healthy eyecare awareness with or without any problem on the eye. Because all of us today uses the blue ray gadget of cellphones, LED TV's and other kind of electronic devices that has a light emitting diode capabilities.

Everyone can’t help but fall in love with celebrated actor and certified heartthrob, Tom Rodriguez. With his tantalizing brown eyes, he sure can captivate anyone. But for Tom, his eyes are not only assets for good looks. Unknown to many, the top actor is also a prolific digital artist. As such, Tom gives due importance to eye protection as he teams up with Essilor, the world leader in corrective ophthalmic lenses to take care of their eyes against harmful blue light with Crizal® Prevencia™.

As the newest brand ambassador for the world’s leading ophthalmic optics company, Tom appears in the new TVC for Essilor’s most technologically advanced protective lenses yet. Crizal® Prevencia™ is the only clear lens in the market to effectively filter harmful blue light from the sun and digital devices while maximizing essential blue light for healthier vision.

Essilor general manager Dr. Emelita Roleda says, “With Tom as our newest ambassador, we hope to raise more awareness on the harmful effects of over-exposure to blue light and promote healthy vision in the country. By aligning him with Crizal® Prevencia™, we hope to convince more Filipinos to use protective lenses in their daily activities.”

In the new TVC, Tom is seen going through his everyday routine. Like many of us, who are also easily exposed to harmful blue light – whether we are in front of our laptops and computers doing work, commuting, or checking messages and schedules on our phones.

Tom’s ardent passion in digital art is evident in many of his Instagram posts. Many of his artworks comprise of creatures from Philippine folklore, plus superheroes and characters from anime, games and comics. He sketches and sculpts in between takes during drama filming or photo shoots. He is also an aspiring app designer. With all these taking up his non-acting time, Tom can’t help but be exposed to harmful blue light and he admits that this has affected his vision.

“Belonging to a technically-savvy generation and with my love of creating digital art, I cannot do without my phone and digital devices. What’s more, my active lifestyle also keeps me under the sun a lot,” shares the 29-year old actor. “It’s quite alarming to know how being exposed to UV rays and blue light can cause long-term damage. With Crizal® Prevencia™, I can protect my vision, and also prevent blue light from harming my eyes.”

Crizal® Prevencia™ uses E-SPF® and Lightscan™ Technology which offers complete front and back protection and selective filtering of harmful blue light from devices and the sun that can cause long-term damage, such as cataracts and Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). At the same time, it lets in good light that regulates sleep and mood and boosts brain activity. It also provides complete protection from glare, scratches, smudges, dust, water, UV rays and harmful blue light.


Tom Rodriguez further encourages the public to take care of their eyes by getting a comprehensive eye exam and taking preventive measures against irreversible eye conditions. He remarks, “Exposure to harmful blue light may be inevitable, but we can minimize the risk by doing our part. By choosing Crizal® Prevencia™, we can protect our eyes on a daily basis and maintain a healthy vision.”




Learn more about Crizal® Prevencia™ by visiting your preferred eye care professional or leading optical shop, or by logging on to www.essilor.com.ph.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Show your Love in Action through Sunlifes new Customfit Plans




Sunlife launched last June 7, 2014 , at Shangrila Makati  a new collection of its digital films dubbed as SunShorts that highlights relationships that make lives #brightertogether. 

Sunlife of Canada (Philippines), Inc.,  marks its 4th Financial Independence this month of June, 2017 to help Filipinos break free from the cycle of financial shortages and insecurities. This time they launched the collection of  digital films called Sunshorts to inspire and help Filipinos pursuing financial freedom. 


Through their Ambassadors like Matteo Guidicelli who endorses "Waves" by Zig Marasigan which gives peek into the mindset of the millenials . In this short film the couple which is not yet married who loves each other so dearly  somehow the man who have the guts to give his fiance such financial plans in order to make her more ready and capable of doing the things which she needs to finished in life.

 In  the sequel "She said, She said by Nic Reyes, through Sunlife Ambassador Judy Ann Santos ,Its about a Single moms journey wherein she sees how life has been so fast that should make better decision to do for a more brighter future ahead,

And lastly, "Sayaw" by Mihk Guevarra endorsed by Piolo Pascual who will delve into the reality of coping with a long-time marriage that has gone cold.  At first it is the man who makes the move to make it work again not until he suffered from stroke and because of their plan with Sunlife and somehow this starts their renewal of vows and make things possible again.



And at the end of the launching, the People of the Press and Online bloggers make a vote through their machines on which films do we admire a lot, and obviously it was the Waves who won and it has somehow touch and make us realized that it was a successful job they make to open the minds of the Filipino people  and today it is proven that SunShorts which started last 2012 has gained respect and somehow people learned and begins to have their money works for them and boost their financial journey.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

“APPRENTICE ASIA” Winner graces Sun Life’s Live Brighter Session



Sunlife Philippines  predominantly started to educate Filipino specially  on how important for them to learn to be more than wise enough on spending and learn how to make their money grow through financial investments and ensuring their children for their education and have  an assured life whatever may happened to the parents of every Filipino children.

For this year, Millenials are the one they want to teach , reach out and wanting to mentor. To help them know as early as possible while working on how to spend wisely and make their money or earnings work for them,  As they move on with their career and eventually with their partners to be and whenever they  plan to have their family of their own..


The first  ever winner  of the hit reality show “Apprentice Asia:, Jonathan Yabut, graced Sun Life Financial/s “Live Brighter Session”, a gathering for bloggers and aspiring financial advisors, to share the story of how he rose from humble beginnings to become a successful businessman and in-demand motivational speakerYabut, who served as Chief of Staff for Air Asia for a year after winning in the reality show hosted by Malaysian business mogul Tony Fernandes, now runs his very own IT Consultancy & Ventures, which operates in Manila, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore.  Addressing the bloggers and aspiring advisors, he talked about the work principles that has brought him to where he is now, and  also emphasized the importance of serving a social purpose. According to Yabut , the latter is to what will keep one inspired to keep improving his work.

Apart from Yabut, Sunlife Financial advisor JP Cruz also spoke, giving the bloggers an inside look at his own career , as well as his personal journey. He spoked about how he reached rock bottom in both his finances and his love life, and what he did to overcome the struggle. Now a successful  Sunlife advisor. Cruz interestingly stressed  a  taught to what  Yabut emphasized that is to have a deeper reason for the work one  pursues. In his case,  Cruz finds it by helping  people achieve lifetime financial security.

“There’s so much inspiration to learn in this Live Brighter Session, between Jonathan and JP’s stories. I’m  sure that the bloggers who joined us in the venue and even those who tuned in via Facebook live found motivation to continue pursuing their dreams and finding a purpose to serve”. SunLife financial advisor Fin Bernardo says “ We hope that this also opens to them  opportunities that they can enjoy if they become a financial advisor. It’s a career that’s definitely meaningful, and at the same time financially rewarding”.

“Live Brighter Sessions” are set to be held in Cebu and Davao. For more details, follow @sunlifeph on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Interested to become a Sunlife Advisor? Visit  bitly.com/sunlifeadvisor to learn more.