Friday, March 27, 2015

LG Launches new Super Ultra HD TV’s in the PH

March 25, 2015 – Global technology innovator LG Electronics introduces another cutting edge innovation in the home entertainment industry, the premium line up of Super ULTRA UHD TV’s.
Comprising the razor thin UP950T and the curved UG8700 , the LG SUPER UHD TV’s debuted officially at established consumer electronics store Anson’s at the Link ,Makati City. The collection carries distinct TV models in different sizes, all bringing to life stunning picture bursting with vibrant color accuracy among  more impressive features.
  • The Ultra Slim LG UF950T Super UHD TV
The flagship of the series, the ultra-slim UF950T is the first LG TV to support the Color Prime display by Nano spectrum that is set to change the Super UHD  playing field with its remarkably accurate color expressions, treating viewers to a more vivid colors with an increased color reproduction range. Top of its class from the TV design technology , the UP950T stands only 8.5mm at its slimmest design. The svelte UF950T also comes packed with the ground breaking Premium Sound feature that was designed in collaboration with Harman Kardon, one of the most globally respected names in the audio industry.
    * The Beautifully Curved LG UG8700 Super UHD TV
The UG8700 beautiful curved with IPS panel built, allowing exceptional viewing from any angle without distortion of color. Available in 65 and 55” inch units. the UG8700 provides cutting-edge auditorium stand  houses the TV’s unique downward speakers that cast premium quality sound directly toward the viewers.
UG8700 series are customized built for Philippine Digital broadcasting that guaranteed to delivers HD streaming and secure your device in preparation for Analog switch off.
“ We are pleased to introduce to the country our new line-up of versatile Super ULTRA HD TV’s siad LG Philippines Home Entertainment  Vice President Mr. Hoony Bae. “ As a Global technology innovator, we offer premium variants fitting to the diverse lifestyle of the Philippine Consumers. The unique array adds to our portfolio of the top-of-the-line TV’s providing optimal home entertainment for our consumers.”
This summer, LG Electronics is also set to launch the largest member of the Super UHD TV Family.
To leearn more about the LG’s new line-up of Super Ultra UHD TVs, visit www.LG news room, Like LG’s Official Facebook Page “LG Philippines” and follow @LG Philippines on Twitter and Instagram.

Caltex gives Robinsons Rewards Card Members more Fuel Discounts and Shopping Savings

Last March 26, 2015, a press conference for the  collaboration of two of the known brands in the Philippine market Caltex and Robinsons Supermarket  through their  Robinsons Rewards Card (RRC),  members will enjoy earning more points not only when they shop at their favorite Robinsons stores but also when they fuel up at Caltex. RRC members can now use their points to redeem P1 discount for every one liter fuel purchase at participating Caltex stations nationwide. Every five liter gas up earns a point which means that the more customers fuel up at Caltex and shop at Robinsons, the more points for fuel and shopping savings.
Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of Caltex fuels and lubricants, teamed up with Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. (RRHI), the second largest multi-format retailer in the Philippines, to create a unique offer that allows customers to quickly and continually add value to their purchases by getting a variety of fuel and shopping rewards through their RRC.
Because of this loyalty program partnership, motorists now have more reasons to choose Caltex. Customers can save more on fuel costs when they purchase Caltex with Techron plus the five benefits of maximized power, improved fuel economy, lower emission, smoother drive and reliable performance.
In addition to fuel savings, RRC members will also enjoy big discounts in their shopping and grocery purchases as points earned at participating Caltex stations can be redeemed at any of 1,180 Robinsons stores nationwide which include Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Supermarket, Robinsons Selections, Robinsons Easymart, Robinsons Appliances, Handyman, True Value, AM Builders’ Depot, Toys “R” Us, Daiso Japan, Topshop, Topman, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge, Burton Menswear, Warehouse, River Island, Shana, G2000, Shiseido and Benefit.
Customers can avail of this benefit by signing up for RRC membership at any Robinsons stores for P150 only.
CPI values the patronage of its customers by giving them access to top loyalty programs in the market. Last year, CPI partnered with Jollibee Food Corporation’s Happyplus program which continues to grow in memberships. Happyplus will run alongside the Robinsons Rewards Card loyalty program and customers can choose which of the rewards program they want to use.
“Caltex has been in the Philippines for over 75 years. Throughout this time, the Caltex brand has remained relevant to Filipino motorists because we are able to support their changing lifestyles and needs. This partnership allows us to uniquely reward thousands of motorists and shoppers for their loyalty to Caltex and Robinsons. We are truly proud of this long-term relationship with Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc.” said Peter Morris, Chevron Philippines Inc., Country Chairman and General Manager for Philippine products.
IMG_0278Robina Gokongwei-Pe, president and COO of RRHI. said “We at Robinsons Retail are always looking for new ways to delight our customers and give them a better customer experience.  That is why we are very happy to partner with Chevron Philippines Inc.’s, Caltex service stations to expand the acceptance of Robinsons Rewards beyond stores operated by Robinsons. This will be a welcome development to over 800,000 members of the Robinsons Rewards Card. With more than 700 Caltex service stations nationwide, we are very honored to have Chevron Philippines as our first external partner for Robinsons Rewards.”
For more details regarding the new loyalty program, visit and
About Chevron Philippines Inc.

Chevron Philippines Inc. has been operating in the country for more than 90 years. Caltex™, its retail brand, offers high quality products and services. There are close to 700 service stations strategically scattered throughout the Philippine archipelago and employees working in several areas of business such as Marketing, Lubricants and Terminal operations. The Chevron products that are available in the Philippines include Caltex with Techron® fuel and Caltex Diesel with Techron®D, Havoline® and Delo® oils. More information on Chevron Philippines Inc. is available at

Digital Quiz show Hails new Champions



March 21, 2015 Manila, Philippines- Rupert Charles Chua of Tarlac Montessori School, Tarlac City is hailed the high school division chamion and Joshua Abizier Marayag of Lorma Colleges , La Union is the grade school division champion of the Pasiklaban sa Paaralan National Finals for school year 2014-2015. Trailing close behind, taking first runner-up and second runner up spots in the high school division went to Aaron Jan Sanidad of The Quantum Academy Inc., General Santos City and June Lorenz Capin of University of Nueva Caceres, Naga City respectively, while Andrea Nicole Masangkay of Holy Trinity School Batangas was the first runner up and Emiross Czarlene Labaria of Bohol Wisdom School. Tagbilaran City was the second runner up in the grade school division.

The National Finals, as expected, was a blast ! Although only six were crowned  winners, all finalists, hailing from different schools in the country, give such an exciting match that it rocked the auditorium of The Mind Museum at Global City, Taguig last March 21. Drew Arellano stood as Quizmaster , wittingly keep everyone entertained and at the same time high-strung with questions in Science, Math, Languages, Literature and General Information.


Taking the Solar System as a theme this year to highlight as phenomenally out of this world setup and influence. Pasiklaban sa Paaralan is a testament to the commitment of its organizer Diwa Learning Systems Inc, the country;s leading provider of print and digital educational resources, to innovation. “Since it took off 14 years ago, long before the K to 12 Program and when pen and paper was its primary competition tool, Pasiklaban already saw how important it is for the students to have fun,learning environment that allows them to think critically and to develop their collaboration skill”. said Diwa Executive Vicw President Elma Ropeta while explaining  Pasiklaban’s strong appeal in attracting the participation of schools across the country .

From 2009-2015 alone., Pasiklaban has been to more than 300 locations, has visited more than 3000 schools, and has attracted the participation of more than 6000 students. Where Pasiklaban is going next is something that should excite us- both in terms of location and technology. As Pasiklaban is getting ready for its 15th anniversary we too should start getting all hyped up for the surprises of the original, unequalled mobile quiz show will unleash on its SMARTKIDS Asia Philippines this August.

To learn more about Diwa, and its products and services, Log on to www.diwa PH

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SkinStation's 21st Branch Grand Opening in Sta. Rosa, Laguna

Nowadays, having been in beauty centers or parlors are not just the secret of any women who has consistently maintain their beauties and charms . Technology has been so kind with every individuals be it in the lime life or just a simple employee or a heart throb manager  and that is one of the reason why Skin Station has been formed and established . Last  March 25, 2015, SkinStation Sta. Rosa branch held its Grand opening with special guest Professional Models Association of the Philippines (PMAP) model Ms. Maxine Medina.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony and blessing was graced by Sta. Rosa Honorable Mayor Arlene Arcillas and Sta. Rosa Provincial Administrator Atty. Dulce Rebanal as the official representative of Sta. Rosa Governor Honorable Ramil Hernandez. Lifestyle bloggers and members of the Mommy Bloggers Philippines also attended the event. SkinStation Sta. Rosa marks the skin care company’s 21st branch in the country.
We arrived 11 am with Ms. Abi Garcia and were amazed how they evolved as a company and having their 21st store is just one of the most rewarding thing they have as a company and as a brand.
IMG_0247 Now, urban sophisticates from the south can get to experience the latest in skin care innovations through SkinStation’s advanced treatment procedures and DERMAX Professional product line - all at affordable prices and with guaranteed results.
Visit SkinStation's newest branch and discover ways on how to reveal your best skin. SkinStation Sta. Rosa branch is located at the second floor, Shopwise Greenfield City, Laguna Central Building 1, Sta. Rosa-Tagaytay Road, Laguna.
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Saturday, March 21, 2015

GSK Pushes for more Quality Time with the Family with 5x times faster (Paracetamol) Panadol®



Last Thursday , Panadol one of the leading paracetamol  brand in the United States , launched the new Panadol, helping us to get through the stress of life having it on a tropical country doubled with a climate change we have had this past years.


Together with the host, brand Ambassador Ryan Agoncillo who has been known for being a full time actor, host and family man , who makes it a point to have a quality time with his kid.

For Filipinos, family comes first, that is why when pain strikes, quality time with the family is the first to suffer. The brand trusted all over the world puts the power to take away the pain in your hands with fast-acting (Paracetamol)

Panadol®—for quicker recovery and more time for the ones you love. Panadol provides fast-acting pain relief, helping Filipinos improve their day to day lives

Panadol advocates the importance of having pain-free moments with loved ones, and sharing this message together with Panadol is father/athlete/host Ryan Agoncillo

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the global leading healthcare company commits itself on improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer with (paracetamol) Panadol® as the world’s trusted pain reliever, sold in more than 85 countries.

Panadol with Optizorb® is a type of paracetamol caplet that works five times faster than regular formulation. It contains the same amount of paracetamol (500 mg) found in Panadol, so you can feel confident in its ability to relieve pain such as headache and fever.

“Seven out of 10 Filipinos suffer from regular headaches. The time wasted on dealing with this kind of pain should have been better spent on more important things like quality time with the family,” says Jeoffrey Yulo, General Manager – Consumer Healthcare, GSK Philippines. “This dilemma encourages GSK to continue providing a fast and effective solution like Panadol to pain sufferers. What makes Panadol with Optizorb® truly different from other branded and generic paracetamol products is that it is the only product to contain Optizorb®, which has revolutionized the way paracetamol tablets are dispersed in the body, so it allows paracetamol to reach the bloodstream more quickly and be carried to where it acts to fight pain, five times faster.”

This year, Panadol brings more focus to help take away the pain for faster recovery and more super moments with the ones you love. Bringing this life-affirming message to the fore is father/athlete/host Ryan Agoncillo, together with his son Lucho. Ryan is known to be a dedicated father to his children – Yohan and Lucho – and spends as much time as he can with his family.

As a sportsman who is into motorcycles and triathlons, Ryan is no stranger to aches and pain. But he doesn’t let any kind of discomfort like headache get in the way of a quality time with his equally energetic son, making their moments together pain-free. But whenever pain or headache strikes, he puts his trust on Panadol. And like a true superhero, he has the power of quick recovery in the eyes of his son.


“My family is my top priority. Even if I get busy with work and my other pursuits, I make sure that I get to spend quality with my wife and my kids. But, sometimes, because of my workload, I suffer from terrible headaches,” Ryan relates. “Fortunately, there’s Panadol. It offers fast relief to make my super moments with my family pain-free! Indeed, when pain is gone, life takes its place.”

(Paracetamol) Panadol® with Optizorb® comes in 36 x 10s dispenser box and a 10s pack. Each tablet has an SRP of PHP 4.00 and is available at all leading drugstores nationwide.

For more information on pain management, visit

About Panadol®
Panadol® is a paracetamol based analgesic and provides fast, effective temporary relief of pain and discomfort associated with: headache, tension headache, period pain, cold and flu symptoms, migraine headache, muscular aches, arthritis/osteoarthritis, backache, and toothache.
Panadol® also helps to reduce fever. It is also a good choice of pain reliever for people with sensitive stomachs, stomach ulcers and other stomach disorders. Panadol® can also be used by breast feeding women.

About GSK

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies – is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.  For further information please visit

Friday, March 20, 2015

Meet Century Tuna’s newest faces who are ABS-olutely ready for summer!



Four of the country’s hottest and most promising stars headline the country’s number 1 tuna’s newest campaign , where they show off their fit and healthy bodies and share secrets to an ABS-olutely delicious summer

The sun is at its peak and the beaches look more inviting than ever, but can you say that you’re ready for summer? Century Tuna, the country’s number 1 tuna, once again welcomes the hottest season of the year as it presents the country’s hottest and most promising stars as its newest batch of brand ambassadors.

Making the road to fitness more inspiring and more exciting, the company proudly presents not just one, but four stunning endorsers who represent some of the biggest names in the industry – Paulo Avelino, James Reid, Elmo Magalona and Jessy Mendiola.

“Century Tuna has been known not only for our line of products, but also for our vision of helping our consumers achieve a healthier and happier lifestyle,” says Greg Banzon, general manager of Century Pacific Food Corporation. “We believe that this powerful advocacy requires only the most influential ambassadors who can inspire others through their sexy bodies and healthy lifestyle. And so this year, we strengthen our campaign through with newest batch of endorsers who have also undergone stunning body transformations,” he added.


Known for his enviable bod, striking features and acting prowess is the Gawad Urian awardee Paulo Avelino. Paulo has been living an active lifestyle for years now to maintain his figure. In fact, the actor is engaged in numerous sports activities like badminton, rock climbing and jogging. “Being tapped as a Century Tuna endorser is overwhelming. Now that I am part of the body transformation campaign, I hope to become an inspiration to those who have often expressed admiration of my physique,” Paulo shared.


Meanwhile, Filipino-Australian heartthrob James Reid finds this opportunity to be a sweet reward to his hard work to achieve his now toned figure: “I used to be thin and weak years ago – I even had asthma. But through swimming and gymnastics, and a healthy diet, I’ve become more buffed. I’m definitely proud of the new me.”

Meet Century Tuna’s newest faces . . .

IMG_9846Raring to make a name for himself in showbiz, Elmo Magalona ventured into acting, rapping, singing, and hosting. Over time, people also noticed his body’s remarkable transformation. At 20 years old, Elmo has already developed chiseled abs and very muscular arms through a customized workout and disciplined diet. “As the youngest in the bunch, I’d like to let people know that they can – and should – start early in their journey to a healthy body,” he shared.

IMG_9835 The only lady in the batch is the beautiful actress who has captured the hearts of many with her angelic face and sexy body: Jessy Mendiola. Jessy has graced a lot of magazine covers and TV commercials, yet she finds something uniquely exciting about her Century Tuna experience: “I’m excited to show a different side of me: a grown-up Jessy who consciously takes care of her body through proper diet and exercise. Plus it’s always nice to endorse a product I truly love!”

Through the inspiring stories of Century Tuna’s newest faces Paulo, James, Elmo and Jessy, the country’s leading tuna brand aims to help more and more people understand that anybody can bring out the better versions of themselves and be ABS-solutely ready for summer.

The four new endorsers join long-time endorser Anne Curtis in promoting the ABS-solutely delicious Century Tuna as a brand that motivates people to aspire for a healthy body.” For all of them, there’s no other tuna!

For more information and fitness tips, visit

Sunday, March 15, 2015




To participate in a culinary competition against other schools is definitely something students, who aspire to be a cut above the rest, is sure to remember.

IMG_8135 Last week was the Grand Culinary Challenge was held in Robinson Galleria Ermita and it was a very successful and a day of revelation for most of the schools that was being chosen as participants specially  of course for the 1st Major price winner the UNIVERSITY OF SANTO THOMAS.

A learning program by JOLLY, one of the leading brands in canned fruits and vegetables, Jolly University encourages students to LEARN essential industry skills, CREATE career milestones, and SHARE inspiring values with others. Already in its second year, Jolly University includes a series of School Tours and intra-school competitions, a weekend Boot Camp, and the culminating activity, Jolly University Grand Culinary Challenge which happens today at Midtown Atrium, Robinson’s Place Manila.

IMG_8143 1st Runner up Technological University of the Phils

IMG_81452nd Runner Up Collegio De San Juan De Letran 

The 2nd Runner Up was earned by the Collegio De San Juan De Letran and the 1st Runner Up by Technolgical University of the Philippines. The twelve teams of Jolly University Elites will compete against each other in a live Grand Culinary Challenge where they will come up with the best dishes using JOLLY products that can be an actual food business start-up. These dishes are supported with a business proposal which they created during the Jolly University Boot Camp.


Today’s Jolly University Grand Culinary Challenge judges include renowned chef Sau del Rosario, Food Magazine’s Editor-in-chief Nana Ozaeta, and Fly Ace Corporation Regional Sales Manager Leilani Dimla. The criteria for judging will be based on Product Output 30%, Leadership and Group Dynamics 20%, Presentation and Delivery 20% and Results from the Jolly University Boot Camp 30%.


The winning teams will receive Cash prizes amounting to Php 15,000 for the Grand Prize winner, Php 10,000 for the 1st place winner, and Php 5,000 for the 2nd place winner. Apart from this, winners and the participating schools will receive special prizes from Solane, Fujidenzo, Uratex, and Chef’s Classic. The Grand Prize winner will be featured in some of the country’s best-selling food magazines and will also participate in several projects with the JOLLY brand including R&D and recipe development among others.

Earlier this year, Jolly University visited twelve (12) universities where various talks were given such as the Trends in the Food and Beverage Industry from JOLLY Sr. Product Manager Marilou Acuna, Cooking Demonstration and Filipino Food from Nina Daza-Puyat, The Importance of Social Media by Jay Chiu of Carbon Digital, among many others. The talks happen alongside an Intra-School Cooking Competition where three teams battle it out to win as the school’s representative as Jolly University Elites. Participating schools include San Sebastian College, Technological University of the Philippines (TUP), St. Louis College Valenzuela, Perpetual Help College of Manila, Far Eastern University (FEU), Universidad de Manila, Colegio de San Juan de Letran, Arellano University, La Consolacion College, Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP), University of Santo Tomas (UST), and National University (NU).

The Jolly University Elites went through a two-day intensive training in the Jolly University Boot Camp from industry leaders who imparted Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Culinary, Digital Marketing, and Personality Development skills – each a required skillset to be cutting edge. Mentors included Fly Ace Corporation President Jun Cochanco, Allegro Beverage Corporation President Leo de Leon, renowned chef Sau del Rosario, multi-awarded Digital Stategist Sheena Ramos, and Etiquette de Manille President Pauli Antoine. Armed with these skills, the Jolly University Elites are ready to compete in the Grand Culinary Challenge.

JOLLY Food Line Sr. Product Manager Marilou Acuna shares, “Jolly University aims to develop future industry champions who are jolly, passion-driven and values-oriented. With the variety of JOLLY products, we encourage culinary students to ignite their creativity in developing new dishes that will cater to the palate of distinctive consumers and be a key player in our thriving food industry.”

Fly Ace Corporation President Jun Cochanco is confident that Jolly University will go a long way. “We want Jolly University to be a launch pad for distinctive students who want to make it big in their careers. We envision Jolly University to be bigger every year, touching the lives of more and more students nationwide.”


Jolly carries a wide range of canned fruits and vegetables which are staples in every pantry. Jolly Mushrooms is the leading mushroom brand in the country with its consistent quality and variety of cuts – Whole Mushrooms, Piece and Stems, Premium Sliced Mushrooms, and Shiitake Mushrooms. Jolly Cream of Mushroom Soup can be used as pasta sauce or as hearty soup.

There is also Jolly Whole Corn, Jolly Cream Corn, and Jolly Young Corn which locks in the sweetness of high quality corn that Filipinos love.

Opening each Jolly can reveals the choicest vegetables including Jolly Asparagus, Jolly Garbanzos, Jolly Green Peas, Jolly Red Pimiento, Jolly Salted Black Beans, Jolly Straw Mushrooms, Jolly Tomato Paste, and Jolly Water Chestnuts. Favorite fruits are available all year round with Jolly Lychees, Jolly Mandarin Oranges, Jolly Peach Halves, Jolly Grass Jelly, Jolly Maraschino Cherries, Jolly Pineapple, and Jolly Fruit Cocktail.


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Jolly University is sponsored by Solane, Whirlpool, Uratex, Fujidenzo, Technogas, Chef’s Classics, Allegro Beverage Corporation, and Kenwood. Official media partners include Appetite, FOOD, Breakfast, Entrepreneur, Chalk,, ANC, Asian Food Channel and Food Network.

Bb Pilipinas Grand Coronation Night Winners



Nothing short of Grand, the Coronation Night will be a glitzy affair, featuring a star-studded attendance, exciting panel of judges, and the crown jewels of the night, the 34 Filipinas who will vie for this year’s prestigious titles: Bb. Pilipinas-Universe, Bb. Pilipinas-International, Bb. Pilipinas-Tourism, Bb. Pilipinas-Intercontinental, and Bb. Pilipinas-Supranational.


The Coronation Night is a sure defining moment for candidates, being the culmination of all the activities they underwent in a span of 3 months. These include press and talent presentations, charity and sponsor visits, photo shoots, fashion show, parade, trainings, fittings, and television promotions, not to mention the stringent screening sessions they participated in last January.

In keeping up with this year’s Cosmopolitan theme, the 52nd edition of Binibining Pilipinas will be grandiose and memorable, with a modern take on otherwise traditional pageant elements.



Two of the hottest actors Xian Lim and Toni Gonzaga hosted the event, joined by former Bb. Pilipinas titleholders, Venus Raj, Shamcey Supsup-Lee and Ariella Arida, with special performances from R&B singer-songwriter Jay R and The Voice of the Philippines Season 2 grand champion Jason Dy.


Aside from the coveted crowns, special awards are also up for grabs for beauty queen aspirants. These include Miss Cream Silk from Unilever, She’s so JAG 2015, PLDT HOME DSL Brand Ambassador, Miss Philippine Airlines, Best in Swimsuit, Best in National Costume, Best in Long Gown, Miss Friendship, Miss Photogenic, and Miss Talent. Media partner Manila Bulletin is also giving a cash prize to the lady who will be proclaimed as Manila Bulletin’s Reader’s Choice.

Final Results for Binibining Pilipinas 2015

  • Miss Universe Philippines 2015: Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
  • Bb. Pilipinas – International 2015: Janicel Lubina
  • Bb. Pilipinas – Intercontinental 2015: Christi Lyn McGarry
  • Bb. Pilipinas – Supranational 2015: Rogelie Catacutan
  • Bb. Pilipinas – Tourism International 2015: Ann Lorraine Colis
  • 1st Runner-Up: Hannah Ruth Sison
  • 2nd Runner-Up: Kimverlyn Suiza


Top 15 Finalists (in no particular order):
  • Bb 8 Kimverlyn Suiza
  • Bb 14 Princess Joy Camu
  • Bb 28 Hannah Ruth Sison
  • Bb 17 Brenna Cassandra Gamboa
  • Bb 25 Rogelie Catacutan
  • Bb 10 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach
  • Bb 34 Teresita Marquez
  • Bb 09 Maolin Yalung
  • Bb 24 Ann Lorraine Colis
  • Bb 11 Janicel Lubina
  • Bb 21 Alaiza Flor Malinao
  • Bb 23 Justine Felizarta
  • Bb 19 Christi McGarry
  • Bb 22 Anja Vanessa Peter
  • Bb 12 Kylie Versoza

Candidates who received Special awards:

  • Best in Talent: Teresita Marquez
  • Miss Friendship: Toni Alyessa Hipolito
  • Miss Photogenic: Caneille Faith Santos
  • Best in National Costume: Teresita Marquez
  • Miss Creamsilk: Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach 
  • Best in Long Gown: Janicel Lubina
  • Best in Swimsuit: Janicel Lubina 
  • She's So Jag Award: Teresita Marquez
  • Manila Bulletin's Reader's Choice Award: Caneille Faith Santos 
  • Miss Philippine Airlines: Kylie Versoza ‬


The annual Binibining Pilipinas beauty pageant is a project of Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Incorporated (BPCI), a non-stock, non-profit organization founded by its chair, Madame Stella Márquez Araneta. Since its inception in 1964, the pageant has become the primary instrument of BPCI in coming up with projects that benefit orphans, indigent families and other less fortunate members of society.


A  Grand exit and turnover of the 2014 Reigning Queens , Welcoming the New Queens of the Bb Pilipinas 2015

The Binibining Pilipinas 2015 pageant is presented by the Araneta Center, ABS-CBN, Cream Silk, sponsored by PLDT Home DSL, in cooperation with JAG Jeans, PAGCOR, Casino Filipino, Manhattan Garden City, Pizza Hut, Lactacyd, supported by Philippine Airlines – the official airline, Manila Bulletin – the official print partner, Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila – the official hotel, J.A.C Motors – the official land transportation, David’s Salon, Gold’s Gym, Picture City, Dale Carnegie Training, Charter Ping An Insurance Corp., and Raymond Saldana Photography.



      Saturday, March 14, 2015

      Three Industry Leaders: PLDT SME Nation, Samsung Philippines and Microsoft Philippines forge a Partnership to Empower SMEs with Broadband and Digital Solutions

      This is the Era where Big Companies usually joins ,partners and collaborates with each other specially with this kind of technologies that we are going through and would not stop to integrate which is  needed badly in every businesses, organizations and now even on every home of every families specially the Filipinos who have their family members working outside the country.
      The Philippines’ fast-growing digital, social and mobile users definitely creates unprecedented opportunities for the 800,000 strong small and medium enterprise (SME) market segment. However, the challenge today is how SMEs can efficiently tap and engage this community. Today, there are over 34 million Facebook users, over 10 million Twitter followers and with over 44 million Filipino internet users and counting.  
      With this, PLDT SME Nation partners with Samsung & Microsoft Philippines to create innovative business solutions that will enable entrepreneurs to run their business better, grow faster, be more globally competitive and engage with the country’s digital, social and mobile population.
      SMEs can now enjoy the benefits of having PLDT SME Nation’s premium and faster fixed and wireless broadband solutions running on our latest fiber and LTE network. These broadband offerings provide unlimited access which give entrepreneurs the ability to continuously conduct online activities without the fear of bandwidth throttling. Our services also feature committed information rates or CIR, which guarantee minimum bandwidth speeds for businesses and a static IP used to power up their websites and enable faster inter-office data transfers.
      Second, PLDT SME Nation boasts of its most robust network and nation-widest reach for its fixed, wireless and now satellite service, ensuring that entrepreneurs will have the best broadband service suited for their business wherever they are.
      Lastly, these new broadband packages come with supercharged flexible freebies ranging from relevant and business enabling Cloud Solutions such as Microsoft Office 365 and PLDT Cloud apps for video monitoring, asset tracking, POS, infrastructure and more. SMEs will also be able to get for free and choose the latest array of smart devices from Samsung Philippines and High Definition (HD) TV content from Cignal.
      In an event entitled “Growing your Business in the Digital Age”, PLDT SME Nation together with two other industry leaders, Samsung and Microsoft, announced this partnership to create and introduce groundbreaking technologies and tools that will enable SMEs to efficiently manage their businesses anytime, anywhere.
      In his welcome remarks, PLDT Executive Vice President and ePLDT President and CEO Eric Alberto highlighted the significance of the partnership saying, “This collaboration and synergy among today’s leaders in the telecommunications industry ushers in a new era of enablement for the small and medium enterprise market segment.
      Through this strategic partnership, SMEs will have access to game-changing business tools such as faster and nationwide fixed and wireless broadband solutions, latest gadgets and devices and relevant collaboration cloud applications which should ultimately lead to higher levels of operational efficiencies, expanded market reach, higher profit margin levels, and in the process create higher economic multiplier for our country” Alberto adds.
      PLDT SME Nation showcased some of this technology’s capability during the event, inviting several bloggers from Cebu and Manila to virtually take part of the press conference from remote locations using Microsoft Office 365.
      To signify the formalization of the partnership among the three companies Alberto was joined on stage by PLDT First Vice President and Head of SME Business Kat Luna-Abelarde, Samsung Philippines Managing Director Harry Lee, Samsung Philippines Business Manager James Kwon, Samsung Philippines Enterprise Director Irene Catane, Microsoft Philippines Director for Small, Midsize Solutions Partners Diana Tibbs and Microsoft Philippines Business Group Lead Tovia Va’aelua for the push-button inauguration.
      In her closing remarks, Abelarde pledged PLDT SME Nation’s commitment to provide SMEs with the best broadband and digital solutions saying, “PLDT SME Nation reaffirms its support for Filipino SMEs as it continues to innovate and form partnerships with industry leaders to provide our country’s aspiring entrepreneurs with only the best broadband solutions for their businesses.”

      Friday, March 13, 2015

      SCG Showcases ‘The Inspiration of Living’ at WorldBex 2015



      Today SCG , Mariwasa showcases their top of the line products that are on truly High on Technology and World Class in styles , features, and something that we should be proud of  as a nation and of such  extremes that we can put on our homes and buildings needs.

      SCG continues to celebrate its legacy as one of ASEAN’s sustainable business leaders as it participates in the 20th WorldBex, Asia’s largest building and construction exposition. From March 11 to 15, 2015, SCG and its subsidiaries will be showcasing its latest collection of innovative products at the World Trade Center, Manila.

      With the theme “Experience the Inspiration of Living,” SCG, Mariwasa and COTTO will be showcasing its world-class, top-quality products and innovations to inspire Filipinos to create beautiful homes that are reflective of their lifestyles.

      “Self-expression is something that Filipinos value highly, and this is reflected in the way they dress, the music they listen to and even in how their homes are designed,” said Mariwasa Siam-Ceramics VP for Sales and Marketing Jakkrit Suwansilp. “As an industry leader for over a century, we at SCG are committed to deliver world-class quality products and services that will aide Filipinos in creating a home that truly reflect their individual styles.”

      To let consumers truly experience the inspiration of living, SCG will be hosting an Architect Showcase during WorldBex 2015. Here, one of the Philippines most renowned architects, Jose Ramon Carunungan, principal architect and environmental planner of renowned local architecture firm, Carunungan & Partners Co., will showcase his expertise in architectural design. With 29 years of industry experience, Arch’t. Carunungan will be joining SCG at WorldBex 2015 by creating various design spaces using the SCG Smartboard, as well as how it can be applied to different designs based on the user’s preference.

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      Headlining the roster of innovative products showcased at WorldBex 2015 is the new generation SCG Smartboard, a fiber-cement board with Firm & Flex technology, bringing together strength, durability and elasticity. Its water and high impact resistant body is available in an array of colors and patterns to allow one’s imagination to flow freely and create limitless designs. With the new Supersmart Series, the SCG Smartboard’s toughness and durability is balanced by soft lines, giving the home a delicate look.

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      COTTO showcases “Bathroom Pleasure” as it offers Filipinos three new distinct styles of bathrooms. Each bathroom set up will feature Rough Stone, Luxe and Amelie series for a more stylish and personal touch to fit one’s preference. Espousing the belief that the bathroom is one of the most important parts of the home, COTTO showcases a combination of sliding panels, sanitary wares, fittings and ceramic tiles that can be customized to match each customer’s lifestyle. In addition, COTTO will also be introducing its new Sense of Scirocco Faucets, a limited collection inspired by the Mediterranean winds that blows past the sea.


      Mariwasa ushers in a new approach to style with its latest HD Tile Collection and Wall Claddings. The HD Tile Collection features a number of contemporary designs to cater to the different tastes of the public, such as Majesty, Alder, Summerwood, Pascal, Portia, Metis, Primea, Moreto, Pavia, Mehan and Murica Series. Mariwasa’s Wall Claddings also deliver the latest in stylish and modern wall finishing and décor with its Emir and Greco Series. The display will also feature 60x60 in. glossy tiles and other products such as tile adhesives, grout and glass blocks. Mariwasa’s tile collection showcases the perfect materials needed to create one’s dream home.

      In addition to the displays, various activities will be conducted in the booths throughout the duration of WorldBex 2015 to demonstrate to the public how each product from SCG and its subsidiaries can be used to create durable yet beautiful homes.

      “More than just being the owner of a house, Filipinos want something that reflects who they really are in terms of style and design without compromising quality. SCG understands this need and continually strives to provide innovative, and durable products to enable homeowners to create something truly of their own,” said Suwansilp.

      To see more of SCG’s latest collections, visit the 20th WorldBex on March 11-15, 2015 at the World Trade Center, Manila.


      About SCG

      SCG, one of the leading conglomerates in the ASEAN region, comprises of three core businesses: SCG Cement-Building Materials, SCG Chemicals, and SCG Paper. With more than 200 companies under its umbrella and approximately 49,000 employees, SCG creates and distributes innovative products and services that respond to the current and future needs of the consumers.

      SCG has been present in the Philippines since 1993 with more than 1,000 employees through its 7 subsidiaries: United Pulp & Paper Co., Mariwasa Siam Ceramics Inc., CPAC Monier Philippines Inc., SCG Trading Philippines Inc., Green Siam Resources Inc., Green Alternative Technology Specialist Inc., and SCG Marketing Philippines, Inc.

      Thursday, March 12, 2015

      “Asia’s Got Talent” to thrill the Region from Thursday 12 March 2015, 8.05pm on AXN



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      Philippines, 5 March 2015 – The stage is set and the thrills are about to begin as “Asia’s Got Talent” bows across the region in a week’s time on AXN!

      Debuting first on AXN on Thursday, 12 March at 8.05pm with subsequent episodes airing in its regular Thursday 8.30pm slot, the brand new series is the biggest talent competition in the world featuring some of the region’s most breath-taking, jaw-dropping and mind-blowing performing artists competing for the coveted winning title.

      “Asia’s Got Talent” is the 63rd adaptation of the Guinness World Record-breaking hit “Got Talent” format, which was created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and is co-produced by FremantleMedia. The “Got Talent” format is officially the most successful reality TV format in history and currently airs in 186 countries.

      Each act competing in “Asia’s Got Talent” will have to win over at least three “Yeses” from the esteemed celebrity judging panel comprising 16 time Grammy-winning Canadian musician David Foster, UK pop sensation and former Spice Girl Melanie C., Indonesian rock icon Anggun, and Taiwanese-American pop idol and actor Van Ness Wu.

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      Watch out for the glittering “Golden Buzzer moments”, where each judge has one opportunity to send a brilliant act straight to the semi-finals at Marina Bay Sands.

      The four judges must select the most incredible and amazing performances from thousands of hopefuls from 15 territories across Asia. Those who make it to the semi-finals will contend with an even tougher judge, the home audience who will decide the winner of “Asia’s Got Talent”.

      Prizes worth $100,000 USD are at stake, along with the opportunity to return and perform at the iconic Marina Bay Sands, Asia’s leading entertainment destination – where the semi-finals and finale are to be held.

      clip_image001Supporting the judges are Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez as hosts of “Asia’s Got Talent”. AXN audiences will remember the pair of friends as contestants of “The Amazing Race Asia Season 2” and hosts of the talk show “The Duke”.




      “Asia’s Got Talent” spans 10 weekly episodes, including five audition episodes, three semi-finals, a finale episode and a results gala. In addition to enjoying the fantastic performances, audiences will get to know their favourite acts as “Asia Got Talent” tells the life stories behind some of the most colourful individuals and groups in the competition.

      “Asia’s Got Talent” is proudly presented by Marina Bay Sands, Big Cola, Pantene, Caltex, Jetstar, and GrabTaxi.

      Marina Bay Sands is a premier partner of “Asia’s Got Talent”. As Asia’s leading entertainment destination and crossroads for global celebrities, Marina Bay Sands provides opportunities for local talent to shine on the world’s stage.

      BIG is the exclusive beverage partner of “Asia’s Got Talent”. With BIG Cola, ‘if you can dream it, you can do it’. Contestants and fans across Asia will be encouraged to ‘Think Big’ and ‘Dream Bigger’ in pursuit of their dreams.

      Pantene, the exclusive haircare partner of “Asia’s Got Talent”, makes hair stronger inside and shinier outside, to enable contestants to shine and be the world’s number one talent.

      Caltex is the exclusive petroleum partner of “Asia’s Got Talent”. Caltex delivers a hassle-free experience to get people back on their journey quickly, so they can have more time and energy to do whatever matters most to them. By being a part of “Asia’s Got Talent”, Caltex wants to celebrate key moments of the contestants’ journey to stardom, providing viewers the opportunity to enjoy the journey with them.

      Jetstar is proud to be the official airline of the very first edition of “Asia’s Got Talent”. With more than 600 weekly flights to 22 destinations across 13 countries in Asia Pacific, Jetstar enables talent to fly further, connect with families and fulfil dreams.

      GrabTaxi (also known as MyTeksi in Malaysia) is the official on-demand transit partner for “Asia's Got Talent”. From humble beginnings, we have grown to be the region's number one on-demand transit app with over 70,000 vehicles in 18 cities across 6 countries. As a local startup that is now on the global stage, we too want to support our fellow Asian stars by providing them and their fans with safe and convenient rides to go grab their dreams!

      Brought to you in the Philippines by: KFC, Globe, and Cherifer.

      AXN is a leader of regionally produced original content in Asia, with notable ratings successes including four seasons of the International Emmy-nominated “The Amazing Race Asia”; the Asian Television Award-winning “Cash Cab Asia”; “The Apprentice Asia”; “Cyril: Rio Magic”; “Cyril’s Family Vacation: Hawaii Edition”; and the Asian Television Award-nominated “Cyril: Simply Magic”.

      “Asia’s Got Talent” debuts on 12 March 2015 at 8.05pm.

      Subsequent episodes air on Thursdays at 8.30pm.

      First on AXN


      About Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia

      Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia was established in 1997 with Singapore as the Asian headquarters of Sony Pictures Television's networks business. It operates six ad-supported 24/7channels which are wholly-owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment. AXN is the home of thrilling entertainment; beTV is the place to be for the best of TV; Sony Channel is the premier destination for female-skewing Hollywood entertainment; Animax offers anime for all; ONE is powered by prime and current South Korean entertainment content; and GEM serves up star-studded and popular general entertainment programming from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea.

      About FremantleMedia Asia

      With offices in Singapore, Beijing, Bangkok, Jakarta, and Mumbai, and servicing the entirety of Asia, FremantleMedia Asia is one on the preeminent production companies in the region, producing world-class content from the large scale talent competitions for which it is best known, including Idol, X Factor, and Got Talent, to long running game shows such as Family Feud. In addition to creating and developing local content, FremantleMedia Asia is no stranger to localization and is uniquely positioned as one of the most accomplished adaptors of international formats in the region, ensuring continuing success season after season in territory after territory. Beyond single market productions, FremantleMedia Asia has also demonstrated its strength in pan-regional production having recently produced the widely successful The Apprentice Asia.

      About SYCO Entertainment

      Syco Entertainment is a joint venture between Simon Cowell and Sony Music and is one of the world’s leading global music, film and television production companies responsible for some of the world’s most successful global TV and music franchises. Syco Entertainment is also the world’s most successful producer of international talent with Syco Music being the UK’s number 1 record label for both A&R and sales and is record label home for such diverse international recording artists as Labrinth, One Direction, Susan Boyle, Little Mix, IL Divo, Fifth Harmony, Alex & Sierra and Ella Henderson. Syco’s television assets include the global franchises The X Factor and Got Talent. Local versions of The X Factor are produced in more than 53 territories, with artists discovered by the format selling more than 180 million records worldwide, including 200 number ones and 380 top 10 records. The Got Talent format is officially the world’s most successful reality TV format of all time, holding the Guinness World Records title for the “Most successful TV format of all time” having been commissioned in an impressive 66 territories worldwide. America’s Got Talent also airs in 193 countries around the globe and has been the #1 US summer reality series for the pass decade. Syco Film produced the 2013 #1 global box office hit " One Direction: This Is Us” a 3D concert movie with Sony Pictures and have recently partnered with Animal Logic (The Lego Movie, Happy Feet) to produce a number of music-based hive action-hybrid animated movies.