Sunday, December 11, 2016

Adamson Lady Falcons set to soar higher with all-star, all-female coaching team

Proving that women can be just as strong in the male-dominated world of sports, Adamson University, together with its sponsor Akari Lighting and Technology Corporation, proudly announces an all-female coaching team for the Adamson University Lady Falcons in the 79th season of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) seniors women’s volleyball.

Aiming to soar higher this year, Adamson University Lady Falcons has tapped American coach Airess Padda as head coach. A highly successful athlete-turned-coach, Padda is the founder and director of Malibu Palms Volleyball Club. She began her coaching career with the Hacienda Heights Volleyball Club in 2008 before being appointed as the head coach of the junior varsity team at Sierra Canyon whom she led to a state championship in 2013. Padda also worked as head coach at Malibu High School where in her first season, she took the girl’s team to their best finish to date.

Assisting Padda are returning assistant coaches Cherry Macatangay and Michele Gumabao. Former Golden Tigress Angeli Tabaquero rounds up the all-star Lady Falcons coaching staff.

Macatangay, a multi-titled volleyball player, is a former Adamson Lady Falcon. She was a three-time Best Scorer and a Most Valuable Player (MVP) titlist for the Shakey’s V-League Conference. She was also a member of the national team where she took home a Silver Medal at the 1995 SEA Games.

Meanwhile, Gumabao led the Lady Spikers to a three-peat in the UAAP, proving that she is one of the best defensive players in her league. She bagged two Best Blocker trophies and a Finals MVP award in UAAP 75. Most recently, she took home Finals MVP honors in Shakey’s V-League Reinforced Conference.

Finally, Tabaquero apart from being a UAAP and Shakey’s V-League champion, was named team captain of the Philippine National Team in the 2013 Asian Championship. She is currently the head coach of the high school volleyball team of Saint Pedro Poveda College.

Padda and the rest of the coaching team will continue to have strong support from Akari, the country’s top lighting and technology brand, as the Lady Falcons vie for the championship title.

“For three years now, we have been supporting Adamson’s basketball and volleyball teams as part of Akari’s youth development and sports programs,” said Russell Balbacal, Akari Lighting and Technology sports director and the Lady Falcons’ team manager. “We hope that the team-up of head coach Airess with Cherry, Michele and Angeli will mold the Lady Falcons into a strong unit, and hopefully clinch the championship title. With their individual success in the UAAP and professional leagues, we are confident that their winning ways and attitude will rub off to our young team.” Akari also supports scholarship projects to reinforce their commitment to education.

Adamson University has produced successful athletes in professional sports. Its women’s volleyball team has landed several UAAP Final Four finishes and a Shakey’s V-League championship title. A UAAP championship title at this point is still a dream but Fr. Aldrin Suan, CM, director of the Office for Athletics and Recreation, is optimistic that the new coach can pave the way to, if not attain, that ultimate goal.
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Blushing Beauty back to back with Chemworld Fragrance Factory by Skinstation Opens another Branch at SM Trece Martirez

Last week, Blushing Beauty back to back with Chemworld Fragrance Factory opened their new branches at the SM Trece Martirez and continues to be the leading shops and services among'st those that are within their sphere of influence and  specialties.

Blushing Beauty by SkinStation , is a skin care clinic that offers luxurious yet affordable services , innovative products and an Instagrammable store professionally designed by Manila's sought after Interior Design Firm, Heim Interiors. It is a new concept store developed for the young, value-conscious for the millenials. Blushing  Beauty is a fitting follow up to their highly successful SkinStation, now with 33 branches nationwide..

Tht Blushing Beauty product line offers a wide range of fun, trendy and innovative skin care and cosmetic line engineered with the latest International formulations. They are professionally formulated by a multi-awarded chemist, SkinStation and Blushing Beauty founder Mr. Fred Reyes..Strengthened by the science of nano encapsulation to enhance efficacy and optimal absorption.

Blushing Beauty products make you Selfie-ready All the Time.

Back to back opening at SM Trece Martirez is Chemworld Fragrance Factory that sets the standards of Perfume Making and teaching many of doing their own business through this kind of  venture.

Established in 2004, Chemworld Fragrance Factory is your one stop-shop for all your perfumery needs, with hundreds of fragrance oils and essential oils, a wide selection of perfume bottles and boxes and raw materials that will fit every fragrance application. They have graphic artists who prints custom labels which is an important aspect of having your own brand of fragrance perfumes. They are proud to be the leading center for their hands on fragrance workshops where they teach step by step procedures on how to blend and sell your own perfumes.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sangkap has the best spices for every Filipino dish they serve

Last week, I bumped in to a Filipino food which has a typical kind of dishes which we normally have , yet have put in many kinds of food mixes which makes its more unique and more tasteful than our kind of stuffs.

MANILA, Philippines—The daily bump-and-grind has ways of wearing anyone down to the bone. It would be nice to hunker down in the security of your home and have a sip of your lola’s sinigang. Sangkap Filipino Restaurant offers just that experience. 

Chef Raymar Reyes’ unique twists to the Philippines’ best cuisine allows one to have a taste of home with every juicy bite. The restaurant offers your favorite local dishes like kare-kare, kilawin and kaldereta, but Chef Raymar ups the ante by placing the spotlight on the tastes of the different regions in the country.

Imagine sinking your teeth into the flavors of Batanes, Pampanga, Zamboanga - or maybe having a sip of Cebu, Ilocos or Iloilo. Whether or not you’re familiar with these places, Sangkap makes sure to marry comfort and adventure when they land on your taste buds. “People who like the classic and experimental, I believe both of them will enjoy [these],” remarks the chef. 

Customers are served comfort food, reminiscent of home but at the same time mixed with the subtle thrill of trying something new. One of their specialties is the Cebu Lechon Sinigang -- the perfect combination of two all-time Filipino favorites. With just the right tang of tamarind and the hearty savor of lechon, it’s enough to wash away fatigue from your weary bones.

So when you’re in the mood to travel, but the familiarity of home is too soothing to resist, bring home your taste-buds to Sangkap and taste adventure on a plate.

The Menu Group (TMG), established in 2015, is the brains and brawn behind Sangkap and three other restaurants, Sasa, Splice and Sobremesa, all featuring exciting cuisines which cater to a variety of markets. This group of passionate, young restaurateurs has successfully opened up their ventures in popular up-and-coming spots in Ortigas and Mandaluyong.

Sangkap Filipino Restaurant is located in Portico, Captain Javier Street, Oranbo, Pasig City. Follow SangkapPH on Facebook and Instagram to get a better taste of what they're serving!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Goldilock's Bakebook Gets an Updated Volume on it's 50th Year

Yesterday, November 29, 2016 , Goldilocks had a book launched on its 50th year , The Goldilocks Bakebook in National Bookstore Glorietta Makati. The program was being graced by different partner companies and most of their Media partners.


Five new pastries and cake,  flavors were specially mentioned added and a lot more to enjoy and bake together with the known variants in the recent 2011 collections being   released by Goldilocks. The crowd enjoyed tasting and giving the attention to this new flavors they have.

Goldilocks has been celebrating its 50 Golden Years with numerous activities. . Thus far , these activities have included charity events with their endorsers Liza Soberano and Judy Ann Santos. A birthday caravan that travelled across the nation, highly successful promotions that bridged the gap between online and offline engagement, and the recently concluded National Cake Day.

As the proverbial icing on the cake, Goldilocks has now released an updated 50th Anniversary Edition of its best-selling Goldilock's Bakebook.

Indeed, for an Iconic Filipino brand that exemplifies Pinoy entrepreneural spirit , innovation and the adaptability to fulfill changing needs, a lot can happen in 5 years.  Since the first volume of the Goldilocks Bakebook  was launched last 2011, consumer trends and customer engagement have changed dramatically. Even so, Goldilocks has strengthened  its position as the Philippines "bes
t-loved bakeshop", by seamlessly integrating timeless products and services with emerging tastes and preferences.

In time with the Christmas Holiday, this updated volume contains new insights about Goldilocks Bakeshop, its history, and what it means to the Filipino. Likewise, more than 50 recipes are included to create sweet and delightful moments in your own kitchen.

The Goldilocks 50th Anniversary Edition Bakebook is now available in National Bookstores nationwide. Grab a personal copy , or as a gift for family and friends for only P895. For more information about Goldilocks and the Goldilocks Bakebook, visit their website at

Saturday, November 26, 2016

La Dolce Vita with New Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut

Last week, November 26, 2016,  Swiss Miss, the world famous chocolate powder drink, draws inspiration from this luxurious Italian lifestyle as it introduces its newest flavor that evokes the romance and passion of Italy together with the new Swiss Miss Global endorser Anne Curtis who personally loves the unique tasetes of the new Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut which fuses the aroma and flavor of roasted, buttery hazelnuts with silky creamy and frothy chocolate. It's truly a feast for the senses.

"Were proud that the Philippines is the first country in the world to try this new flavor. The new Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut flavor is truly a very exciting flavor because of the hazelnut's unique tastes and aroma ", said Cathy Castro, Swiss Miss Asia Marketing Manager.

Living "la dolce vita" is the first ever global Swiss Miss endorser Anne Curtis. Aside from hosting top variety show, the princess of all media is also an actress, host and an award winning endorser whose daily activities in Social Media  garners millions of followers.

Anne embodies the essence of the brand by finding time for leisure and travel in spite of her busy schedule and rewarding herself for her successes. Her recent trip from Italy showcase her passion for life's pleasures such as food, fashion, and love.

Work is important but we should also allow ourselves the well deserved indulgence by enjoying life and rewarding ourselves after hard won victories  big or small. With Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut, this is possible anywhere at work , at home and even while travelling" , said Anne.

Experience la dolce vita by enjoying life's pleasures and rewarding yourself with the new Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut be it Hot or Cold.

Swiss Miss Chocolate Hazelnut is now available in leading stores  and supermarkets nationwide. For more updates , visit Swiss Miss Philippines on Facebook and follow them in Swiss Miss Philippines on Facebook and follow them on Instagram @SwissMissPH

Monday, November 21, 2016

HMR Auto Auction Grand Opening

Just this Afternoon, Nov. 21, 2016 HMR  Auto Auction has a press launched with their top executives namely Mr. Brent Worthington , Chief Operating Officer of HMR Group and Mr. Mark Manzanilla, Marketing Manager.

HMR Auctions was founded in the Philippines in 1994, and specializes in the valuation and cash maximization of obsolete assets. From heavy equipment, office and commercial assets through to motor vehicles, arts and antiques. We turn assets into cash!
The HMR Group of companies is pleased to announce the opening of HMR Auto Auctions at KM 21 East Service Road, South Superhighway, Sucat, Muntinlupa City. HMR Auto Auctions will be the Philippine’s only purpose-built facility for the live public auction of passenger motor vehicles.

HMR Auto Auction’s grand opening will be held on Saturday, December 3 from 9am onwards. This auction event will include over 120 cars and 100 motorbikes, all will be sold by method of live public auction. This event is open to car dealers and the general public. Many of the vehicles in the auction are dealership demonstrator units and corporate fleet vehicles, most are:

  • Premier brands
  • Late model
  • Low mileage
  • Many still under the original manufacturer’s warranty

Interested buyers are encouraged to visit HMR Auto Auctions during their viewing period from November 21 to December 2 (9am to 6pm daily). All vehicles can be inspected and started, so that bidders can feel comfortable when participating in the live public auction. HMR’s friendly staff will be happy to explain the live auction bidding process for any first-timers. 

The auction industry in the Philippines is still emerging, however, globally the sale of motor vehicles through auction is very widely practiced. In the USA, the majority of car dealerships purchase their dealership stock from auctions. The auction also provides the general public with an excellent opportunity to purchase a family car for a price lower than the dealership.

Of the grand opening of the HMR Auto Auction facility, HMR Auctions CEO, Mr. Samuel Powell said; “HMR Auto Auctions aims to meet the growing demand within the Philippine market for an efficient, transparent and affordable method for car dealerships and the general public to purchase quality pre-owned motor vehicles.”

As Ms. Sharlene Carman-Powell, Marketing Head of HMR happily shared, "Even tricycle drivers we empower as they buy from us and resell our goods, they are instant businessmen."

    Here's the place where they will hold the Auction and Mr. Brent postures how it will be setup . 

Finally, the first and GRANDES T HMR Auto Auction they are having is set to be on the 3rd of December 2016, Saturday9am onwards. It will be holding its auction at Km. 21 East Service Road, South Superhighway, Sucat, Muntinlupa City.
Join them as they celebrate 20 years of building the trust of the Filipino auction community.
For more information, you can visit and like their Facebook page HMR Auto Auctions. You can also visit their websiteHMR Auctions. You could also contact the following digits: (02) 548-6960, (0917548-3603, or (0999887-8803.

More information can be found on:
Contact Persons: Mark Manzanilla 0917 546 625 or Jonathan Leonardo 0995 642 6893

Filinvest pushes Filipinos to own their dreams and to dream big

Yesterday November 21, 2016, Filinvest Land Inc. launch Filinvest  Home Expo with a theme "I Own My Dream " which gives every Filipino a right to dream more bigger and more better and have a brighter tomorrow ,because dreaming is having to exert more effort and giving the best of ourselves to what we are doing.   

Gotianun-owned real estate developer, Filinvest Land, Inc. (FLI) continues its advocacy in building the Filipino dream with its campaign dubbed, “I Own My Dream,” at the recently held week-long Filinvest Home Expo at the Festival Mall in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Fulfilling the Filipino’s dream has always been the motivation behind the Filinvest community. Driven by the Gotianun tradition of integrity, quality and service, Filinvest continues to build more Filipino dreams while developing and expanding its diverse portfolio of residential developments. Filinvest’s “I Own My Dream” campaign aims to inspire more Filipinos to dream and own their dreams, not just here in the country, but around the world.

Home Expo 2016 , is an annual event that provides a unique opportunity for anyone to find the dream home that suits their budget and lifestyle. Here, Filinvest showcased its developments in Alabang, Cavite, Laguna and Batangas under its brands – Futura Homes and Filinvest. Showcased projects included Nusa Dua – a Balinese-inspired residential paradise situated in Tanza Cavite, well-suited for hobby farmers, and Montebello, a tranquil enclave within Ciudad de Calamba, with a breathtaking view of Mt. Makiling.

For those who are looking to invest in their first home, various affordable communities were also present including house & lot offerings, like Futura Homes San Pedro Laguna, or the quaint townhouse units of La Brisa in Calamba.

Owning Your Dreams


The Home Expo also served as the venue for Filinvest to launch their video series, “Owning Your Dreams.” Hosted by Dream Advocate, Richard Yap, and created by big-screen director, Paolo Dy. The videos feature persons who dreamt, worked for it, and now live their dream. These individuals are living testaments to the age-old adage that dreams come true through hard work and perseverance. 

The Filinvest Home Expo will continue on up to the 22nd of November. Drop by and find your dream home.

About Filinvest Land, Inc.

Built on the Gotianun tradition of integrity, quality and service, Filinvest Land Inc. (FLI) is one of the most-trusted real estate developers in the country with a diverse property portfolio catering to all markets. Currently, FLI has developed over 2,400 hectares of land and more than 600,000 square meters of prime office, residential and retail spaces. For updates, check out our website or follow us on social media: and

Monday, October 31, 2016

SkinStation launched their new Jeju Aloe back to back with the Blessing of their 33rd Branch

Last Saturday , October 29, 2016  SkinStation opened its newest branch in Century Mall Makati. They presently have 33 branches in the Philippines and will open more soon as they aimed to address the growing skin care needs of urban sophisticates all over the country.Whether you are considering laser treatments or any of their signature facials, their goal is to provide customers with personalized treatments to reveal your best skin.

For the Skin Smart write up of Mr. Fred Reyes , founder , president and chemist scientist of dermax products,  entitled Caring for your Elbows, Knees and Heels, He further explains that Dark elbows and knees , and rough heels can keep you from wearing your favorite tops, miniskirts, and flip flops. These are often the most neglected areas of the body yet they need the most Tender Loving Care. Our elbows, knees , and heels appear darker, thicker, and rougher than the rest of our skins body. This skin concern is very common in people with darker, thicker, and rougher than the rest of your body. This skin concern is very common in people with darker skin tones , like us Asians, because we produce more melanin pigment.

Consider also that these areas have no oil glands, making them feel so dry and rough. Plus, your elbows and knees are always being stretche and contracted making them more susceptible to wrinkling and sagging.

So how do we care for our elbows, knees and heels? Exfoliation is the first step to caring for these neglected areas. It will speed up turnover of top skin layer to uncover clearer skin and get smoother feel. It is for this purpose that peeling gels are created. therefore providing solutions for these specific body part concerns and furthermore dissolved dead surface skin cells, sloughing them off layer by layer.

DERMAX Jeju Aloe Peeling Gel has proven to literally amazed you as it smoothens your elbows, knees and heels. It has advanced and clinically grade formulation that provides 3 key benefits:

1. Exfoliation- It gently exfoliates your elbows, knees and heels with  Papaya Enzymes and time release Retinol.

2. Whitening- It lightens skin discolorations with potent blend of active ingredients such as Vitamin C, Schnewhite Licorice Extrace, and Alpha Arbutin.

3. Moisturizing- Organic Aloe Vera extract from Jeju Island in Korea is added to make your skin softer and smoother.

DERMAX Jeju Aloe Peeling Gel is recommended to be used every night before bed time. You can use this product for your Knee, Elbows and Heels. It is exclusively available in all SkinStation Clinics, Dermax Laser Clinic and Blushing Beauty branches nationwide.

To know more about  SkinStation and DERMAX products Like them on FaceSook @SkinStationph

Cohen Cook-Off Challenge

 Lose weight effectively with Cohen’s Lifestyle Program’s

easy-to-prepare and delicious meal plans

Some believe that you can’t enjoy delicious food and lose weight at the same time. Cohen’s Lifestyle Centre showed that you can as it kicked off its first Cohen Cook-Off Challenge. Cohen clients faced off in a cooking competition and presented their healthy, easy-to-cook and appetizing Cohen meals that can be quickly prepared at home and by doing so, lose weight safely and effectively. 


Showcasing their original recipes were Mary Ann “Dr. Ianne” Tangcangco, 40, a physician who lost 35 lbs. on the program so far; Marian Remo, 30, a businesswoman who lost 16 lbs. to date; and Carrie Luis, 26, a freelance assistant who just started the program. Remo won the cook-off challenge with her dish, Beef Stuffed Zucchini with Mango Salsa to take home the grand prize, a Cohen Kitchen Showcase worth P30,000!  Runners-up Tangcangco and Luis prepared an Apple Cake and Mushroom Frittata, respectively. 

Backed by years of scientific and medical research, Cohen’s Lifestyle Program is a personalized and rapid weight-loss and wellness program that focuses on proper nutrition and uses food as medicine. Each client’s unique blood profile is used as the basis for an individualized eating plan that recommends the personalized quantities of specific types of food that correct the hormonal imbalance that causes weight gain and obesity.

The program works like a prescription. It only “prescribes” food tested at the precise personalized quantity based on the biochemistry of your body to allow the body to do what it is naturally designed to do which is to burn fat. The food prescribed is easily available in the local supermarkets and is most likely already in your kitchen. Through this, there is no need for costly and unsafe procedures, such as injections or pills. Cohen’s Lifestyle Program delivers fast results, with clients averaging a loss of up to eight to 10 lbs. a month.

“The Cohen Program has a track record of success in delivering rapid weight loss using only food as medicine. We provide a safe, effective and scientific method of achieving a slimmer and healthier body, where all other methods may have failed,” said Barbara Young, Cohen’s Lifestyle Centre CEO and a certified life coach. “Cohen’s Lifestyle Program takes a holistic approach to losing weight. We don’t just guide you in losing weight but we also teach a healthier lifestyle, including cooking and eating habits and the way you look at food. You don’t need to be a chef to be able to prepare healthy, delicious meals. With a little bit of creativity in preparing food, losing weight can actually be fun. With the Cohen Cook-Off Challenge, we hope to inspire more people to take charge of their own health by getting involved in the preparation of their own food.”

The Cohen Cook-Off Challenge demonstrates that you can enjoy healthy, delicious and easy-to-cook meals even on a weight-loss program. With Cohen’s Lifestyle Program, you can now say goodbye to bland food to lose weight rapidly, safely and effectively.

Cohen’s Lifestyle Centre offers complimentary information sessions. To schedule an appointment, you may call the Makati office at 828-5251 or (0917) 892-6436.
To know more about Cohen’s Lifestyle Program, visit, or visit on Facebook and on Instagram.