Friday, September 15, 2017

Gen Korean BBQ House let you experience Koreas finest Table BBQ Dining



Last night I was invited in a Bloggers event of a Korean Restaurant that has it's biggest and numerous table BBQ experience I ever seen located at the MOA Seaside By the Bay.  It's a fine dining Restaurant that gives customers the best service with the  prime meats and seafoods that will make your meal , lunch or dinner very sumptuous and at the same time affordable.


I was amazed of the prize realizing that it was an  Unlimited price of selected meats and drinks per person . It was such a great deal for such a kind of food and place. 


After the sumptuous dinner, we have had 3 kinds of demonstration of the kind of mixtures and spices that they are serving specially before the meat is being cooked in the grill. It was one of my most wanted time where they shared their specialties and varieties in their menus.

Gen Korean BBQ House from sunny LA, California has found its new home at SM by the Bay. The massive 500 seater dining area lets you experience top-of-the-line all-you-can-eat meat and seafood. It’s the perfect place to get together for birthday parties, anniversaries, family reunions, or simply a pig-out session with friends.



  
Gen lets you explore the art of Korean barbeque, using the finest quality meats, paired with dishes filled with unique savory tastes. Together with the modern ambiance of the black-lit restaurant, it’s truly a unique experience worth your while!


Aside from their amazing ambiance and food selection, Gen has amazing promos and offers in store for you. #GenPrimetime, from 2pm-6pm for P898.00 and 6pm onwards for P1288.00, you get to enjoy select meats and unlimited drinks at a bargain deal. Prime meats and drinks for the prime time to dine!

On the other hand, for the party animals out there, #PrimetimeFridays is the day for you. Every Friday, aside from having delicious meals for your palatte, you get to enjoy hot new hits played by select djs.

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to SM by the Bay and get a taste of what GEN has to offer.


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Monday, September 11, 2017

Maxicare Healthcare Corporation opens a new Exclusive Wing in VRP Medical Center




Last Friday September 8, 2017 in VRPMC Mandaluyong, Philippines:,  Maxicare has its opening on the 8th floor of the Medical Center and was formally held a cutting of the ribbon with its Presidents and their associates as well . To add to the year-long celebrations of its 30th anniversary, Maxicare marks a momentous milestone in its partnership with VRP Medical Center (VRPMC) through the opening of the Maxicare Exclusive Wing inside the said hospital’s facility.

The two organizations have had a long history of combined efforts being that VRPMC has been an affiliated hospital of Maxicare for 25 years. Tracing it back to start of their partnership in 1992, they have already assisted thousands through their joint healthcare service delivery of consultations, confinements, laboratory exams and medical procedures. Together, they serve an average of 2,000 Maxicare members on a monthly basis.   


This successful delivery is due to the synthesis of VRPMC’s trusted experience of 50 years in the medical industry and Maxicare’s dedication to its commitment to stay strong as the number one Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) in the country.  Given those reasons and furthermore with Maxicare proactively looking for effective means to serve its members better, the idea of a profounder arrangement with VRPMC came to mind.

Probing into the demand indicators in the area such as the growing number of Maxicare members in the surrounding residential and business hubs near VRPMC, an opportunity for Maxicare to expand its network of care was certain.  The fruition of which is the Maxicare Exclusive Wing in VRPMC as it is all of the learnings combined and subsequently transformed into tangible experience for its valued members.

The opening of the said facility broadens the partnership from a regular affiliated provider setup to Maxicare now having the all the patient rooms at the 8th floor exclusive for its members.  The Maxicare Exclusive Wing generally takes pride in the ease of access it offers which is incomparable to typical confinements. It has 34 artfully designed private rooms and each have been fitted with a brand new air-conditioning unit, cabinets, tables and a Smart HD Television. Patients and their guardians may even access the internet using the free Wi-Fi connection with speeds of up to 50mbps.

Moreover, Maxicare members may take advantage of the “EZ admission” procedure which is the prearranged check-in for a reserved room during their elective confinements (planned procedures). And upon discharge, an equally hassle-free express check-out process. Thus, with or without incurred excess charges, there will no longer be a need to line up in the hospital’s cashier or in any other office as all matters will be proactively resolved within the patient’s room. This process significantly reduces the time spent for check-in and check-out and it significantly makes the hospital experience more pleasant for the patient and his/her guardian.  

This delivery of a customized healthcare experience is what Maxicare aims to be known for. And given the growing needs of its members, Maxicare recognizes that healthcare service now more than ever is more demanding and challenging . It should  be provided with greater ease in every step and always partnered with additional lifestyle-related feature that reduces the disruption and inconvenience from the patients’ daily lives when availing of healthcare services.

Innovations such as the Maxicare Exclusive Wing enables Maxicare to stay at forefront of the HMO industry as it gets to serve more members better and faster.

 About Maxicare Health Corporation 

MAXICARE HEALTHCARE CORPORATION
Providing you peace of mind since 1987


Maxicare Healthcare Corporation, one of the pioneers in the health maintenance organization (HMO) industry was established in 1987 by an esteemed group of doctors and businessmen with the vision to deliver a better healthcare system. More than two decades later, Maxicare has progressed into becoming the No. 1 HMO* in the country, continuously providing comprehensive healthcare programs via its wide network of medical providers and strengthened customer support.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Utility Companies awarded as one the Top company for Jobstreet.com 2017



Last August 30, 2017 , at Ortigas, Pasig City ,Jobstreet Philippines awarded and recognized the Top 10 companies for this year 2017 which are one of the most reliable and growing company for this time..


 JobStreet.com, the no. 1 job site in the Philippines, has just released the results of its Top Companies 2017 survey. This year, there are new entrants in the top 10, changing the face of the annual list. Utilities firms, for the first time, have broken into the list, with electric distribution company Meralco as the overall top preferred company of jobseekers and telecommunications company PLDT Inc. at nine.

 Food and beverage conglomerate San Miguel Corporation (SMC) takes second place while tech giant Google Philippines leapfrogs to third place from last year’s eighth.

 As for the rest of the previously unmovable top 3, wellness multinational NestlĂ© Philippines takes the fourth place while the foremost business process outsourcing in the country, Accenture, is in fifth.

The only Henry Sy-led company on the list this year and the lone financial institution in the top ten, BDO Unibank, is sixth this 2017.

Consumer goods giant Procter and Gamble rises is this year’s seventh and ABS-CBN Corporation, one of the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment company, is eighth this year. Rounding up the top companies most of the Filipino workforce prefer to work is consumer goods multinational

Unilever, which was last seen in the 2015 list now takes the tenth place this year. Recognition expands to other strong employer brands

The Top Companies Report, now on its fourth edition, is expanding to give out special awards to category and regional winners.



These companies, are bring recognized for their strong performance in their respective categories and areas. Regional awardees this year include Bank of the Philippine Islands for Central Luzon, for Shell companies in the Philippines for CALABARZON, and Aboitiz for Central Visayas. For the corporate category, awardees include Shell companies in the Philippines, Coca-Cola FEMSA Philippines and SM Investments Corporation. In the BPO category, winners are JPMorgan Chase Bank, IBM Business Services, and Convergys Philippines.

 Job security matters more this time Part of Jobstreet.com’s survey on which companies they aspire to be a part of is the question why they want to work in these firms.

Last year’s survey showed that a competitive basic salary is the primary reason when choosing a firm to work for whereas the candidates asked this year indicated that job security is the foremost reason for their consideration. JobStreet.com Philippines 20F Cybergate Tower 3, Pioneer St, Mandaluyong City. Tel: (632) 286-62-22 Fax: (632) 637 22 08 These choices indicate that professional Filipinos are more interested in the long-term gains, as factors that directly affect their professional lives such as career growth offerings and promotion, and career-enhancing training and development opportunities.

A strong leadership team that can mentor them in their professional trajectory are now more preferred, making it in the top 5 attributes of an aspirational company. A total of 3,658 respondents participated in this year’s series of surveys that were sent out in May 2017. The respondents came from different position levels (predominantly junior executives and fresh graduates) and represented various specializations.

About JobStreet.com

 JobStreet.com is a leading online job board presently covering the employment markets in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam. JobStreet.com currently services over 230,000 corporate hirers and over 15 million jobseekers in its database.

About SEEK Asia

JobStreet.com is part of SEEK Asia, which is the leading online employment market place in Asia. SEEK Asia covers 7 countries namely Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. SEEK Asia is the extension of the Australian Securities Exchange listed company called SEEK. The company’s purpose is to help improve people’s lives through a better career. SEEK Asia’s database consist of over 500,000 corporate hirers and over 24 million candidates.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Enfagrow A+ Four reveals its biggest breakthrough with MFGM Pro




Last August 24, 2017, Enfagrow A+Four launch its MFGM breakthrough that their R&D discovered for the  IQ and EQ development of every baby specially here in the Philippines.

The first five years of life is the most exciting, because 90% of brain development happens in this stage. That\s why parents invest so much time, effort, and nutrition to carefully nurture their children, yet still wonder if they can do more. Now the latest innovation in pediatric nutrition maybe the help parents need.

Mead Johnson Nutrition announced its biggest breakthrough  today, the introduction of MFGM , or Milk Fat Globule Membrane, in the new and improved Enfagrow A+ Four.

Recent studies demonstrate that MFGM  plays an important role in supporting cognitive development, immunity and gut health. Moreover, a clinical study suggests that MFGM supplementation in children's milk can positively impact behavioral regulation- EQ development, in parent speak - in young children.

"Indeed , this is our biggest breakthrough since we first introduced DHA into our products in the early 2000's. With MFGM we are bringing pediatric nutrition to a whole new level," said Chris Ritchie, General Manager of Mead Johnson Nutrition, Philippines.

"This allows us to help parents prepare their children, particularly in the aspect of  IQ and EQ development, for the demands that the future may bring."

With this innovation, Enfagrow A+ Four is now the first and only children's milk that contains the breakthrough ingredient MFGM Pro. Parents can now rely even more on Enfagrow A+ Four as their partner in developing their children's IQ and EQ, for the challenges that the future holds.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Ina Jardiolin’s Stretch(ed) Mark(ed) exhibit: Probing the scars of identity and expectations




Last August 24, 2017 launched the one of a kind exhibit that will change the perspective of any art enthusiast . Because this time Ina does her kind of art that shows her family's business giving and making it a precious to her walk as an individual since childhood. Her passion on art mixed with their reason for living makes it more than a story to ponder upon.

Among the young, up-and-coming visual artists today, UP Fine Arts graduate Ina Jardiolin stands out among her peers with her powerful artistic voice and her use of a most unusual medium: leather.  A very challenging material on which she expresses herself, Ina—whose family hails from the local footwear industry—utilizes this medium with much dexterity, notably a result of careful experimentation, a singular vision, and an innovative approach to her craft.


In her second solo show, titled “Stretch(ed) Mark(ed)”, Ina harnessed discarded treated leather scraps as her canvas—delving into self-identity and the intangible, fleshing out the beauty in androgyny, while touching on the realities of life.


 Ina uses her art as a means to communicate, and to those like her who are introspective, and at times misunderstood, she aims to reach out, to make it known that they are not alone and that they need not feel confused. Ina’s goal is to convey a message of empowerment and of hope.

Way before gender issues became the subject of sometimes-heated exchange of perspectives, Ina has been scrutinizing the controversy in her mind and consequently, in her artwork.  “My art is my own reaction to identity and the cultural expectations regarding gender,” Ina explains. “I want the world to be more open to different ideas that veer away from usual norms.”

In “Stretch(ed) Mark(ed),” the young artist probes into the scars that gender roles impose among us, how these obstructive assignments often mark each of us permanently.  The intricately cobbled leather scraps signify how these gender norms sometimes leave individuals grasping at pieces of their genuine identity to gain a sense of individuality and acceptance.

The controversial message is consistently conveyed in the androgynous subjects of her paintings, inviting viewers to embrace both male and female energies, to take a genuine look at one’s self and to be true to that vision.

Apart from mounted paintings using leather scraps, Ina will once again display art pieces using wooden shoe lasts (referred to as ‘hulma’ by local shoemakers) in her upcoming exhibit. She is the first artist to make use of this vintage shoe-making implement as a ‘canvas’.


The use of both leather and shoe lasts pays homage to her family’s background as Marikina shoemakers. Transforming the shoe lasts into art pieces is a gesture that honors her ancestors whose labors nurtured both the family and helped build the local shoe industry. Leather, a pliant and resilient material, epitomizes the spirit that her family has stood by for generations.

Utilizing non-conventional medium is her way of stepping outside the lines to convey
her message: “Everything—and everyone—should not be restricted by a set of roles made by those who are comfortable staying within the bounds of what is “normal” and acceptable”.


Her art, which includes printmaking, ceramics and illustration, is one that constantly evolves and is in constant flux, much like the fluidity of gender.

Ultimately, Ina Jardiolin sees her art as giving a voice to others who cannot otherwise express themselves, taking up their cudgels and, in the process, gaining a deeper understanding of herself.

Prepare to be enlightened by Ina’s masterpieces at Stretch(ed) Mark(ed), which runs from September 10 to 25, 2017 at Kaida Contemporary, #45 Scout Madrinan, South Triangle, Quezon City.


Friday, August 25, 2017

Shopee Kicks Off “Shopee 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day”, The Biggest Mobile Shopping Day in Southeast Asia




Last  Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Shopee on its Annual shopping event launch this sale that are going to happen this coming September 9, 2017 , offering a wide range of promotion and products , including discounts that will be up to 99% off .
  
Shopee, the leading eCommerce platform in Southeast Asia, today announced the start of its annual shopping event - Shopee 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day. Shopee will offer a wide range of promotions, including discounts of up to 99% off, top picks under P99, and flash sales. Shopee partners with more than 1,000 sellers, including leading brands such as Johnson & Johnson, Oppo, Lysol, Sandisk, Mustela, and Makeup World, to make 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day the biggest online shopping event of the year.

“Last year, our 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day successfully achieved a five-fold increase in orders and three-fold increase in traffic within 24 hours. This year, with over ₱50 million worth of marketing activities, we aim to increase traffic by five times and triple our sales. We look forward to having all users across the Philippines join us in the biggest sale of the year,” said Macy Castillo, Head of Commercial Business at Shopee.

Since its launch in 2015, Shopee has experienced significant growth across the region. To date, Shopee has surpassed USD 3 billion annualized GMV with over 50 million downloads and more than 100 active million listings. In the Philippines, Shopee has garnered more than 4 million downloads.

Based on a 2017 study by Google and Temasek, the Philippines’ e-commerce market is projected to reach $9.7 billion (₱498 billion) in 2025 and 34% annual growth rate, which is said to be above the global average growth rate.[1]

“The Philippines is an important market for us given its immense potential. As we scale up our product selection to cater to a wider audience, we are pleased to have leading brands such as Johnson & Johnson and Lysol joining our 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day this year. This is a major milestone for us in establishing Shopee as a one-stop shopping destination for users to enjoy a wide variety of products. Together with our 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day partners, including PLDT and Coke, we are confident that this will be a record-breaking year for Shopee in the Philippines,” added Castillo.

Luigi Casas, AVP and Head of Corporate Relationship Management at PLDT Alpha Enterprise, said, “We are very excited and proud to partner Shopee Philippines. Their business platform contributes enormously to the retail industry, as well as the overall digital transformation of the country and our economy. Together, we aim to increase awareness on the benefits of eCommerce adoption and how it drives the country’s economic growth as we redefine the retail industry.“

Starting from 1 September, Shopee 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day will begin with daily deals up to 99% off across multiple categories, including fashion, health and beauty, gadgets and electronics, and home and baby products. Users can also enjoy daily giveaways on Shopee’s social media accounts.



“Looking ahead, the future of the Philippines’ e-commerce market is very promising. We are highly confident that 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day will continue to be celebrated as an iconic day that appeals to the needs of the increasing number of online shoppers in the country,” Castillo ended.

Join Shopee in celebrating 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day. For more information, visit http://shopee.ph/99 and download the Shopee app via the App Store or Google Play. 





Wednesday, August 23, 2017

AXA launches new insurance product for today’s ambitious market


                                                                                                                                                                                                        

AXA Philippines has launched MyAmbition,
an affordable investment and life insurance plan that you can avail of online.







Today AXA launched the My Ambition plan which is one of the most affordable and dependable retirement and Life insurance plan available in Philippine market that can cater to Class B,C market. Most of the  young professionals are ambitious and often on-the-go. They work hard and at the same time want to pursue their own passions. As they focus on their careers, they want to maintain a work-life balance, and ensure that they are also preparing for their ultimate ambitions.  Some would want to travel around the world, have their own business, or pursue a pricey hobby like golf or scuba diving. 

Recognizing the need for investment and protection of today’s discerning consumers, AXA has launched MyAmbition, an affordable investment and life insurance plan that you can avail of online.  Designed with your busy lifestyle in mind, the convenience of availing of an investment product with just a few clicks gives you an attractive option to help fulfill your ambitions in life. 

MyAmbition can be availed of with a one-time investment that starts at only P50,000, a great opportunity to put that 13th month bonus or extra savings to better use.  You can also invest up to a maximum of P125,000.  The funds are professionally-managed by the AXA group to give you security and peace of mind.

MyAmbition gives you a range of options to suit your risk profile and financial goals.  There’s an investment fund for conservative investors, a balanced fund for those who have a moderate appetite for risk, and an aggressive growth fund for those who want to maximize the potential of their investments.

Application is easy. Just visit www.axa.com.ph, and click on MyAmbition.  You can assess your investment profile, pick an investment portfolio, and pay for the policy with your credit card. Debit card and other online payment options are also available. 


“Our innovative digital solutions address the unique demands of digital natives.  You can avail of MyAmbition through our e-commerce site.  You can also download MyAXA, the mobile app that allows our clients to access policy information anytime, anywhere.” says Rahul Hora, President and CEO of AXA Philippines.

On top of these benefits and conveniences, MyAmbition gives you life insurance coverage of 125% of the single premium or the Account Value, whichever is higher.  Should you choose to keep your funds longer, you can receive a Loyalty Bonus of 5% of the average account value to be paid on the 10th and 20th year.

“We understand the needs of today’s professionals. MyAmbition takes their lifestyle needs into consideration – it is affordable, available online, easy to purchase, can meet various investment considerations, and is payable via a credit card. MyAmbition’s combined offering of affordability, convenience, and flexibility will definitely help young and mature Filipino professionals achieve their financial goals and fulfill their ambitions,” adds AXA Philippines Chief Customer Officer Amor Balagtas.
 





ABOUT THE AXA GROUP
The AXA Group is a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management, with 166,000 employees serving 107 million clients in 64 countries. In 2016, IFRS revenues amounted to Euro 100.2 billion and IFRS underlying earnings to Euro 5.7 billion. AXA had Euro 1,429 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2016.

The AXA ordinary share is listed on compartment A of Euronext Paris under the ticker symbol CS (ISN FR 0000120628 – Bloomberg: CS FP – Reuters: AXAF.PA). AXA’s American Depository Share is also quoted on the OTC QX platform under the ticker symbol AXAHY.

The AXA Group is included in the main international SRI indexes, such as Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and FTSE4GOOD.

It is a founding member of the UN Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Principles for Sustainable Insurance and a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment.



ABOUT AXA PHILIPPINES
AXA Philippines is a joint venture between the AXA Group and the Metrobank Group, one of the country’s largest financial conglomerates. AXA Philippines is 2nd leading life insurance company in the country, with P21.6 billion in gross premium income reported in 2016, and over 811,000 customers protected under various individual and group life insurance products.

Most recently, AXA Philippines announced its entry into the non-life insurance business with the acquisition of Charter Ping-An, the 5th largest non-life insurance company in the Philippines.