Sunday, September 28, 2014
The world has witnessed a sudden resurgence in the passion for archery. What was once known for combats and ancient war fighting’s has evolved into not only a form of recreation but also a professional sport. And it has been further popularized with the advent of films like The Hunger Games, Bravo and The Avengers. Who hasn’t daydreamed about drawing bows and hitting targets straight on with the precision of Katniss or the swag of Hawkeye?
Last Saturday, Gandiva Archery Range who has transferred from MOA to One eCom Center at Ortigas Pasig City held a Bloggers Night, as a preparation for one of the most talk about pageant last year the Miss Teen Earth, and Little Miss Earth Philippines.
Most of the Media and On Line bloggers have tried Archerytrial and was amazed and wanting to do it more . We enjoy hitting sqme targets and just doing this art in a much serious way
The First set of players had a multi darts and balloon targets and the highest score of 170 was being achieved by Mr. Mario Dungo who got the Major Prize.
. Having some major hits from the target will get you more enticed with this game. It was a great and wonderful experience a person may have .I happened to hit 4 out of 5 shots that I have gained , and got the major prize for the 2nd game.Many thanks to Mr. IC Mendoza l Head PR. and a Representative of Captured Dream Media Relation .
Named after the mythical bow in the ancient epic poem Mahabharata, Gandiva archery range brings a certain magic by breathing new life into the art of Archery.
It all began on 2009 when Gandiva’s first branch opened in SM Mall of Asia with the aim of popularizing the sport and of becoming a one-stop shop for fitness, focus, and fun. Some of their basic offerings are the 1-hour archery package, range and equipment rentals. Archery training (recurve and compound archery), Archery armory (archery equipment repairs and servicing) and offset archery range setup and facilitation.
Some celebrities who have graced the ranges at Gandiva are Sarah Geronimo , Mateo Guidicelli, Liza Soberano, Richard Gomez, John James Uy , Slater Young, Rafael Rosell, and many others. Celebrity Ambassador Bangs Garcia is currently enrolled in Gandivas’s basic and advance module.
As a training facility, Gandiva also desires to further bring pride to the country as it makes more Filipino athletes competitive and equips them to be at par with Archery champions around the world.
Over the past few years, they have also hosted events such as the 3rd Asian Grand Prix, Southeast Asian Championships and sponsored major sporting events such as the Palarong Pambansa. But their collaboration also extended into the field of manufacturing achery equipment when they partnered with the Korean company, Samick. They are also steadily building their inventory of archery equipment and accessories while establishing partnerships with manufacturers around the globe.
With its steady rise and growing clientele. Gandiva is sure to continue to fan the flames of passion for archery not only as a sport but as an art form, further hitting the bullseye in the hearts of Filipinos of all ages for the years to come.
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Thursday, September 25, 2014
Yesterday , July 25, 2014 Zen has launched its new technology of cleaning the colon through their machine that cleanses toxics that may prevent many diseases that most of the common because of our unbalance eating habits. The highly reputable Dr. Mary Jane “MJ” Torres of the Zen Institute is almost synonymous to something that is out of the ordinary.
The Zen Institute, the first and true medical spa in the country, continues to introduce breakthrough products and services, within the concept of holistic wellness. It is their commitment to give the present technologies for prevention and major breakthroughs of disease and bacteria that may attack our bodies due to some handling of foods and its contents.
The clinic, with the calming effects of a spa, makes it a relaxing setting while medical procedures are done by licensed doctors and wellness consultants. Treatments are mostly non-surgical and non-invasive, which how Zen is known for- in the industry and the market.
And one of Zen’s popular programs is their Weight Management.
In addition to helping you feel and look better, achieving a healthier body weight is good for your overall health and well being. At Zen Institute, a particular science-based protocol is strictly in place. No short-cuts, no fast remedies. Clients are provided with individualized protocols and maintenance programs, overseen by doctors and wellness consultants.
Zen’s Weight Management programs are scientifically-proven to be safe and effective. Take for example- Colonics and IV Micro Nutrition.
Colon Hydrotherapy aka Colonics is a way to clean the colon apart from the non-surgical way of flushing toxins out of the body.
Guided by the philosophy that holistic health is a harmonious combination of medical science, creativity and aesthetic sense, The Zen Institute employs a process that is done with the use of the top of the line hydrotherapy machine and licensed doctors. The therapy usually lasts from 50 up to 60 minutes. On a long term basis, Colonics, can reach an even deeper layer of body/mind connections, emotional/mental baggage and energetic re-patterning.
Part of the program is a coffee cocktail to enhance faster metabolism and improve better absorption of the nutrients needed by the body. Colonics should be employed at least four times a year to facilitate the accumulation of the toxins in the body, however, it can be done weekly specially by those who don’t eat much vegetables, drink alcohol a lot, and have unhealthy diet and lifestyle. A patient who has undergone colonics should maintain a good and healthy diet as this encourages the growth of good bacteria in the body.
At a certain age, people start to feel that their liver is taking too much from all the drugs they use. This is what leads many to consider IV Micronutrition.
Intravenuous (IV) Micronutrition is a procedure that delivers micronutrients straight to the veins—no need to pass through the gastrointestinal system and liver enzymes. Hence, it spares the liver and gastrointestinal tract from further exposure to drugs. And nothing is lost in the process; all the nutrients in the right amounts get absorbed directly and become ready for the body to use.
At the Zen Institute, they offer four types of IV micronutrients: Immune Booster (consists of vitamin B-complex and thymus extract , which work together to improve T-cells), Revitalize (Vitamin B-complex, electrolytes, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids), Rejuvenate (vitamin B-complex, electrolytes, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids to enhance cell regeneration from within), and Weight Management (amino acids, L-carnatine, electrolytes, and vitamin C, to speed up metabolism and fat mobilization).
Overall, weight management, to make it effective, safe and precise, should observe a strict science-based protocol, in a holistic approach. And only a true, medical spa, can professionally give you the results you aim for.
The Zen Institute is located at 69 Scout Rallos St., Tomas Morato, Quezon City (02-441-1712/02-412-2528); Ground Floor, Bonifacio Technology Center, 31st St., Corner 2nd Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig (02-856-2027); and at the St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center, Maharlika Highway, Bgy. 2, Sto.Tomas, Batangas (+43-778-4811).
For more information about The Zen Institute and its weight management programs, visit www.thezeninstitue.com and like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ZenMedicalSpa
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Last Saturday, September 20, 2014 I, was destructed and eager to see the Chocolate festival which was held annually at the Newport. I happened to be a Chocoholic person and for me nothing can satisfy my taste bud not until I have eaten a dessert which is chocolate in general of whatever kind and class.
I cannot helped but taste all that was being placed on this table and it so happened that during that time I have not taken my lunch yet ,but I’ve never regret to eat this chocolate concoctions and fillings in replaced to a full meal of rice and meat.
Today, Chocoholics can rejoice once more as another mouthwatering celebration of all things chocolate awaits them at Newport Mall at Resorts World Manila this September.
From decadent selections and treats to delightful chocolate-infused dishes and amazingly delicious masterpieces made from chocolates, New Port Mall’s Chocolate Festival, a sweet celebration of Resort’s World Manila’s 5th Anniversary, promises to spoil all chocolate lovers with non-stop sugar rush until the end of the month.
All set to give chocoholics a chocolatier dining experience are different Signature Chocolate Creations made by the chefs of participating Newport Mall and Resorts World Manila restaurants.
Available until September 30 , diners can have their fill of delicious and intricately-prepared chocolate-infused dishes and concoctions. This includes popular cuisines that were given a chocolatier twist such as the Chocolate Maki Roll of Ginzadon, Prosperity Court’s Pizza alla Glanduja , a dessert pizza smothered with hazelnut spread and showered with Belgian chocolates, hazelnuts and tropical nut; and the Tempura Ice Cream and White Choco Wasabi of Genting Club.
Classic Chocolate desserts and pastries made even more decadent are also available including the Divine Souffle Trilogy, a special dessert composed of three different chocolates prepared by Impressions, the sinful Chocolate Truffle Surprise Cake by Red Crab, Choco Lava by Marriott Cafe Maxims and the Double Chocolate Roll Cake of Remington Bar.
There are also local favorites made even more delectable with chocolates like Chocolate Truffle Buchi of Johnny Chow, Deep Fried Choco Buchi of Passion Restaurant , and Crisostomo Iday, asuman dipped in chocolate fondue. Heavenly chocolate cocktails and concoctions are also ready to teat chocoholics at Bar chocolates from the Philippines and all over the world, and a sweet selection of chocolate-infused pastries and treats.
And as added treat, those who will visit the Chocolate Market on Sept 20 can witness a breath aking culinary exhibition, where talented chefs create and carve out masterpieces out of chocolates. Popular chocolate-themed movies will also be shown at the venue from Sept. 20-28 from 7pm to 9pm, giving shoppers an added sweet dose of entertainment.
To make their whole Chocolate Festival experience even sweeter, guest can visit the Chocolate Exhibit at the ground floor . An amazing showcase of Artistry and culinary skills , the Chocolate exhibit is open until Setp. 30 and features an awe-inspiring and mouthwatering display of sculptures and masterpieces made out of chocolates including sculpture of Filipino and American icons such as Kris Aquino, Dolphy, John F. Kennedy , Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley. The Status for this event as per open rate.
For more information on Newport Mall’s Chocolate Festival, please call the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, Concierge at 709-0888 or 0917 8380111 or Resorts World Manila at 836-63-33 or visit www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Last week Cafe France launch their new Gourmet Sandwich at their branch at Jupiter St. Makati City, It was a very delighting experience seeing every sandwich being prepared as we order the gourmet that we wanted to taste and experience.
I eat the Hickory Chicken and it was almost same as a Christmas chicken Ham , I really do enjoy finishing it. The place was filled with guest VIP’s and some old celebrities like Yayo Aguila .ect.
Here are the recipes of the New Gourmet Sandwich that was being offered to us.:
Hickory Chicken – Tender bits of crunchy chicken meat with a sweet and tangy barbecue citrus sauce with fresh tomatoes and lettuce.
Rib Eye Steak- Sliced baked rib eye steak in a delectable baisamic garlic sauce, with button mushrooms and shitake mushrooms. With sauted onions, fresh lettuce and tomatoes .
Crispy Shrimp – Crunchy beer-battered plump shrimps smothered in a sweet and tangy honey mustared sauce, with fresh tomatoes and lettuce.
Mandarin BBQ Beef- Tender slices of brisket with a sweet and tangy barbecue citrus sauce, complimented with orange.slices. Rosa lettuce
Farmer’s Ham, Brie cheese and sweet raspberry jam with fresh tomato and lush Lollo Rosa Lettuce.
French Dip Roast Beef slices with our luscious brown French dip.
Note Upgrade Gourmet Sandwich with Potato Chips or Potato Wedges Add Php 25.00 valid on all Gourmet Sandwiches.
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Friday, September 19, 2014
Last Thursday, September 18, 2014, held at Whitespace Makati , I personally witnessed together with the bloggers and On line Media on how Max’s commitment for better service to every Filipino’s by making their employees specially now the motorized delivery personnel dedicating themselves to service and task to give delight to everyone who will ask and request food delivery at home and offices as well.
I personally salute and commend the movement which Max’s does which no other food establishments have done, this simple yet important task of ensuring customers of having a good service with one of the department considered by others as their lowly employees , teaching them a heart to serve it’s countrymen and making the difference having the job esteemed high by the management itself.
After almost 70 years of delighting generations of Filipino families with its home-cooked heirloom recipes, Max’s Restaurant makes strides in establishing itself as one of the most loved and relevant brands today.
Recently, Max’s re-launched its delivery service, giving the segment a more fresh and innovative look, while also strengthening the nostalgic feel that customers have always loved whenever they bite into Max’s spread of classic Filipino dishes.
“The growth that has been achieved by Max’s delivery is remarkable. Now, Filipinos may enjoy their favorite Max’s sarap to the bones dishes and other delectable offerings by just ordering online or via Max’s delivery hotline- 7-9000. An innovative development, Filipinos overseas may also surprise their loved ones in the Philippines by sending them their favorite Max’s dishes through Max’s online delivery”, shared by Mr. Orly Villanueva, Marketing Manager for Delivery & eCommerce.
Max’s posted double-digit growth in the first half of the year and is aiming to sustain its success by yearend. Max’s continues to beef up its delivery service by offering better choices and bundle promos in all of its 95 delivery stores nationwide.
For the coolest updates from Max’s, log on to www.max’schicken.com or check out Max’s through its Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.
About Max’s Restaurant
Max’s one of the country’s leading fast-casual dining restaurant traces its roots to a family’s generosity and passion for good food. Max’s “the house that chicken build” , continues to innovate and expand worldwide with plans to open branches outside the United States. Today , Max’s Restaurant has establish itself as a household name, an institution, and a proud Filipino tradition,. Zealously upholding the values passed on from it early beginnings in 1945 to the present day generation of food aficionados.
Yesterday, September 18, 2014 – I was one of the Media / Bloggers who are invited to witness and cover the National University (NU) Pep Squad held a thanksgiving celebration held at NU Auditorium University Belt Manila for bagging the championship at the 77th UAAP Cheerdance Competition. The group has presented some of their winning moves and stunts and was perfectly been executed without.
The NU gymnasium was filled with students and professors, together with SM executives to personally meet the champions. Applause and cheers welcomed NU Pep Squad during the repeat performance of their winning performance. Students and Faculties celebrates and gives full support for their heroes for the last UAAP Cheerdance competition and this gives them a chance to be known as one of the most competitive schools in the Metro.
The overwhelming support from their alma mater , a heart that is willing to give and a mentor that shows example and dedication led NU Pep Squad in donating a portion of their prize winnings to the Yolanda survivors through SM Cares Yolanda Housing Project. This is their way of giving back to the community and helping those who are in need.
SM Cares is committed to build 1,000 houses to help Yolanda survivors. These houses are designed to be disaster-resilient with concrete ceilings and plenty of ventilation.
For more pictures for this event pls click this link, https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.681100688652955.1073742195.348405828589111&type=3
Thursday, September 18, 2014
This is the era of Selfies where even the lawmakers does create a bill that would prohibit due to some controversies that happened be it on a positive or negative circumstances.But whether we like it or not this has been a part of the technological breakthrough worldwide that we are experiencing and for many it should be one of the democratic independence that we should have and maintain in our daily lives..
Last Wednesday, Sept 17, 2014 Ipanema launched a very unique and another way to take selfies using their lovely products and would like to make a difference through this unique kind of experience and hand in hand would give prizes through their Facebook page for the one who will have many likes and share for every pictures a person should post and entries that are different and more enticing and fashionable.
Ipanema, the premium Brazilian flip flop brand, takes the Filipinos love for selfies to the next level with #IpanemaSelfeet. The campaign dares young fashionistas to create their own adventures with Ipanema and capture the memorable moment with a selfeet.
To kick start the #IpanemaSelfeet campaign is a series of mall events called IpanemaSelfeet Sunday in key cities like Manila, Cebu and Davao. If you’re in the mall where the event is happening, just take your Ipanemaselfeet, upload your photo on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #IpanemaSelfeet and present it to the Bambu or Ipanema Store to get discounts.
The Ipanema Selfeet Sunday events will have stations complete with Ipanema flip flops and fun backgrounds worthy of even the most demanding selfie aficionado. Open to the public, the event will also feature the latest collection of Ipanema, celebrity appearances and entertainment, games and a chance to win free Ipanema flip flops, as well as discounts from the Ipanema store.
The Ipanema Selfeet Sunday events will start at Robinsons Ermita in Manila on September 21, Ayala Center in Cebu on October 12 and Abreeza Mall on November 16.
The fun continues online with the #IpanemaSelfeet contest on Facebook and Instagram. Simply upload your Ipanemaselfeet on Instagram or on the Ipanema Philippines Facebook page with the official hashtag, #IpanemaSelfeet and get a chance to win discounts on Ipanema flipflops!
With fashionable designs inspired by the vivid and colorful Brazilian lifestyle and its signature buttery soft sole, Ipanema flip flops are the perfect companion for any adventure -- whether it is to a dream destination or just within the city. No matter where you go, your feet will definitely take you farther in comfort and style.
Ipanema flip-flops and slippers are available at Ipanema stores in SM City Lucena, SM Clark in Pampanga, Centrio Mall in Cagayan de Oro, Bambu, Shoe Salon, and leading department stores like SM Department Store, Robinsons Department Store, Rustan’s Makati and Landmark.
For more information about #IpanemaSelfeet, visit www.facebook.com/IpanemaPhilippines .
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The start of the –BER months also signals the countdown to the exciting Disney on Ice season! This year, the Araneta Center and Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream- a magnificent ice spectacle featuring Disney’s well-loved princesses, Rupunzel, Tiana, Cinderella, and Snow White.
To celebrate 24 years of Disney on Ice in the Philippines, and to build up excitement for this year’s season, the Araneta Center launches the Disney on Ice to Dream Slumber Party. True to the theme of this year’s Disney on Ice season, the event dares kids to dream and be inspired by the story of the four Discney princesses.
Launching last September 15, kids of all ages can enjoy fun and interactive story-telling sessions,
Followed by a meet and greet with Cinderella that makes the children of Make A Wish foundation to be more excited specially when they had a privelege to have a picture taking selfies and small chats with Cinderella. Hyping up the prince and princess fun are crown and tiara making arts and crafts session, dream drawing session and a princess make-over kiddy station!
Loads of fun activities and surprises are also in store for kids on the succeeding Dreamland Slumber Party events on October and November.
Classic meets contemporary in Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream! Laugh at Disney’s hilarious hair raising escapade, Tangled as Rapunzel; her unlikely companion, Flynn and Maximus, the Captain of the Guard’s determined horse; embark on an uproarious journey that takes adventure to new lengths! Travel to the enchanted forest with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Snow White escapes from the Evil Queen in her search for her one true love. Watch as fanciful dreams become reality as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming with as glass slipper fit for an unforgettable fantasy come true. And Boogie to the tune of bayou in a magical, musical journey that celebrates the story of the Princess and the Forg with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen.
All four favorite Princesses take to the ice in a spectacular finale at the Ultimate Disney Princess event of a lifetime! Experience the beauty , sparkle and spirit when Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream comes to the Smart Araneta Coliseum from December 25 to January 3, 2015 !
Buy your tickets starting September 15 via www.Ticketnet.com.ph or call (632)9115555 for inquires.
Friday, September 12, 2014
It was during my primary school days when I was accidentally fractured on my right arm joint because of some quarrel with my older sibling. I have not dealt with it for the reason of the fear of the wrath my father that may bestowed upon us, even though the joints was actually twisted and would just normally comes back to normal if it will be turned around again by other person.
As I played sports like basketball, as have been my daily routine I always experienced my right arm disjoints time and time again just by some wrong movements that I may have done while playing.
One fine morning this was during my college years that I experience disjoints with my right arm even when I’m just lying in my ordinary bed while sleeping and that was one of the most aching and horrible experience I had just while sleeping and being so worried I decided to tell it to a doctor and prescribed me to have a bed that is for the orthopedic which is a hard one or may decide to sleep on the floor so that I may not experience such kind of incidence once again.
Up until now I thank my imported brand Orthopedic bed for making my sleep good and not worrying to have a slip disc on my shoulder once again .
But as I see last weeks event that Uratex had on SM Megamall the “My Home Event with Team Kramer” and try to lay down on Uratex Orthopedic bed I find it hard yet there is that softness as if a magic in the outer skin which is obviously the foam Uratex has and I am looking forward to have this kind of bed laying around my room and doing some kind of sleep be it a siesta or full night sound sleep together with their pillows that is so soft and very good to cuddle. This might be one of the technologies that would make Uratex known worldwide for as I talk with some of thier brand salesman ,” This particular model has its very good and high quality springs that would be more tough than other high end brands and the bed needs not to be turned around for it to be in right alignment and structures.” and this makes this product to be different and makes it more credible brand.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Finally, a local market has dealt with the problem of most of the individual who does not have a sound sleep at all. This does not concern on rich people alone but also for the mid and class C and D family. Having the right remedy for the right price should be the case for every aching individual.
The family who sleeps and takes a good sleep is happier, healthier, and does more bonding activities. Uratex, the leader in foam manufacturing in the Philippines and the designer and producer of premium mattresses, emphasizes this point in its My Home Event slated on September 04, 2014 at SM Megamall. In partnership with SM Home, SM Store, and SM Megamall, Uratex will be showcasing its newest and elegant and comfortable beds, their different kinds, and how they service the needs of each family member. A quality good night's sleep on one of Uratex’s mattresses or its variations can help dad become more motivated, mom more energetic, and the kids less stressed and yet still enthused and excited about life.
This is because good sleep is the one key to maintaining good health and ensuring energy, mental sharpness, and emotional calm the next day. It also spells the difference between a happy disposition, mood swings, and a grumpy day.
Sleep is essential for all peoples, regardless of age, and a good rest is vital especially for a family. Dad and mom need to be productive for their workplaces and nurturing to their kids. The children, meanwhile, have to deal with school challenges, peer pressure, changes in perspective, and their own emotional and inner growth. Their older brothers and sisters who are working will have to confront work deadlines, demanding bosses, and romantic relationships where they have to give more of themselves.
Sometimes, every family member just might find himself or herself hard-pressed to keep up with the challenges they are facing. An average of six to eight hours a day is the requirement, according to physicians and other medical experts. Now, if each family member were not to get his required rest that night, tensions just might arise within the family, inadvertently causing them to get on each other’s nerves.
Uratex Philippines, which has grown immensely in 46 years from a modest company to the foam leader in the country, has always kept the family’s welfare in mind. Perhaps being a family-owned company is one of the reasons behind this. Another is the company’s constant research and development who sees to it that all its clients receive the excellent foam that they deserve and enjoy the quality sleep that they need.
A big king-size bed is ideal for the family. While helping to ensure the intimate bond between the father and mother, it can on occasions transform to become the ‘happy healthy playground’ of the kids. Stories can be read, the events of the days can be recapped, or a favorite DVD marathon with a late midnight snack can bring the family even closer together.
Uninterrupted sleep and quality foam that can provide rest to the body is part of the service that Uratex provides, thanks to its passion for excellence that characterizes its products. Innovations such as the “Quali-5 Cellular Technology” make sure that the Uratex foams produced by the company are of high and world-class quality. The Quali-5 Cellular Technology shows the company's strong adherence to quality; its quality assurance through its ISO-9001 certified facilities; world-class equipment; superior formulation and process engineering technology; and usage of best raw materials.
The Airlite is best for family members who want a cooler sleeping environment. The more flexible and portable sofa beds are recommended for those who prefer a little more me-time, watching their videos or chatting with friends and colleagues while lying down on their leisure time. Sofa beds also come in handy when visitors visit the home; these guests can stretch out on the sofa beds, enjoying meals and the conversation.
Dad and Mom enjoy their own special ‘couple time’ with the Hamptons Collection, with its trademark plush comfort that encourages a more leisurely demeanor, can help create a more romantic mood in private. The Hamptons Collection comes in five models: Royale, Prestige, Mystique, Premiere, Elite.
Regardless of the model they choose, each family member can find the Uratex mattress that fits him or her – and with it, enjoy a luxurious sleep that will recharge them the next day and probably add a rosier outlook.
Uratex’s other products help induce this high-quality of sleep for the customers. Uratex pillows have different types, sizes and functions that will suit your need and preferences to help you achieve a great sleep. Meanwhile, the hyper-soft mattress enhancer adds that extra comfort to every bed, enhancing the relaxation for each family member who uses it, inviting him or her to unwind by sleeping in a cradling position. Mattress and pillow protectors help keep the mattress and pillow clean and fresh.
Uratex is always sensitive to the needs of its customers and alert to provide the personalized kind of sleep solution that they need. This is one reason why it has been winning the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brands awards the past six consecutive years. Winners like Uratex are chosen based on their trustworthiness and credibility, quality, value, understanding of customer needs, innovation, and corporate social responsibility.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Korea’s season champion LG Sakers to battle eight-time PBA champion Barangay Ginebra
Last September 4, 2014, LG Electronic very timely ,after we have seen some FIBA matches announced and launched the showdown that would be going to happen with both Asian counterparts who have been loving the sports since it has been telecast and was being reestablished in every culture of its land. This coming September 9, an epic basketball rivalry will take place as global technology leader LG Electronics brings a first in Philippine basketball—the ‘Asian Basketball Showdown.’Bringing together two basketball-loving countries who are long-time archrivals in the international basketball arena, crowd-favorites and multiple titleholders—Korea’s Changwon LG Sakers and Philippines’ very own Barangay Ginebra San Miguel—will clash on the court on September 9, 2014 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Mr. Sung Woo Nam, LG Electronics Philippines managing director, said, “As a brand, LG Electronics is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances. The Asian Basketball Showdown serves as a historic milestone, as this is our first time to embark in a major sporting event.”
He continued, “Our goal is to engage our Filipino customers and enable them to experience first-hand the excitement of Koreans and Filipinos facing off on court. As both countries are represented in this year’s FIBA World Cup in Spain, we’d like to take this opportunity to bring a piece of the action to the Philippines, as a basketball-loving country.”
Korea’s LG Sakers leads the attendance rankings in eight out of 10 seasons of the Korean Basketball League (KBL), while the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel is one of the most-loved teams in Philippine basketball and currently holds eight Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) titles.
Korean basketball legend Shin Dong Pa is set to grace the event, showing his undying support and love for the sport. Hailed as one of Asia’s greatest basketball players, Shin Dong Pa would score an average of 30 to 40 plus points per game in the Asian Championships to rally his team to victory.
Basketball for everyone
Aside from letting its Filipino consumers witness a first of its kind basketball experience, LG Electronics is also extending the joys of the playing the sport to the kids of Manila Boys’ Town, a charitable residential institution for the underprivileged, abandoned, neglected and voluntarily surrendered children, teenagers and senior citizens from Manila.On top of the newly-donated LG home entertainment products and kitchen appliances which the orphanage can use for their daily activities, LG refurbished a basketball court within the Boys’ Town compound as well where the kids can freely play the sport and enjoy the game.
Romeo Velasqeuz, a 15-year-old boy from Boys’ Town, expressed his gratitude to the company: “Maraming salamat, LG. Excited na kaming gamitin itong bagong court at maglaro ng basketball. Paborito kasi naming siyang gawin. (Thank you, LG. We’re excited to use this court and play basketball. It is one of our favorite thigs to do.)”
Manila Boys’ Town division chief Jean Ramos also acknowledged the significance of sports to children’s growth. Ramos said in the vernacular: “Playing sports like basketball helps boost the kids’ morale. Aside from making them physically fit, they are also able to make friends and develop meaningful relationships along the way.”
Ramos furthered, “Support from private institutions like LG Electronics greatly helps in sustaining our operations. On behalf of Manila Boys’ Town, we would like to thank LG Electronics for your generous donations and helping us promote sports among the kids.”
Kids from the orphanage were also able to partake in a basketball clinic facilitated by no less than the players and coaches from the Changwon LG Sakers.
“LG always puts premium to our consumers, delivering unique experiences to as many Filipinos as possible. We hope that through this basketball game and clinic, we are able to show that life is truly good, as we all continue to share a common love for a sport like basketball which unites nations,” said Mr. Nam.
Experience for free
Putting the consumers at the heart of every innovation, LG opened the Asian Basketball Showdown to basketball-loving Pinoys all for free.
Those who registered via the LG Electronics’ Facebook page can start already start redeeming their tickets on September 5-7, 2014 in LG Mobile concept stores in SM Megamall, SM North EDSA and Greenhills Shopping Center, as well as in Titan Stores within Metro Manila. When claiming, registrants just have to present the e-ticket and one valid ID, and a sales invoice or official receipt if registered as an LG customer for patron tickets.
Those who will be able to watch the games live will get a chance to win the newest premium LG devices including the simplest yet smartest LG G3; the young and pop LG G Pad, your launch pad; and the sleek, always on Android Wear LG G Watch.
For more information, visit www.lg.com/ph or www.lgblog.com.ph; like LG Philippines’ Facebook page; or follow LG on Twitter and Instagram @LGPhilippines.
About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing 87,000 people working in 113 locations around the world. With 2012 global sales of USD 45.22 billion (KRW 50.96 trillion), LG comprises four business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solution – and is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. LG Electronics is a 2013 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. For more news and information on LG Electronics, please visit www.LGnewsroom.com.