Thursday, March 31, 2016

Introducing Ipanema with STARCK, a New Shoe Collaboration featuring world-renowned designer Philippe Starck

Timeless and Accessible Elegance

Manila – Brazilian shoe brand Ipanema has teamed up with world-renowned creator Philippe Starck for Ipanema with STARCK, a new collection that reimagines footwear. Starck lends his talent for minimal and organic design to re-envision a collection of modern, elegant sandals accessible to purveyors of stylish and smart innovation worldwide.
The Ipanema with STARCK collection will feature a collection of flats, flip flops, and sandals in four distinct designs, offered in a myriad of colors. These dynamic sandals are inspired by various possible lifestyles and moods to recognize all dimensions of the modern woman, such as arty, glamour, nature and sophisticated chic…
“The Ipanema with STARCK collection explores the territory of high elegance paired with the utmost minimalism. When you reach elegance with a few dollars or euros, this is no longer magic; it is a modern miracle,” says Philippe Starck.
The Ipanema with STARCK collection offers wearers the freedom of choice. Ultimately each woman can make her own selection from the variety of strap designs and colors that best represents her own unique style statement. The collection’s palette is a blend of neutral and citrus tones including white, black, smoke, acid yellow, orange, rose, transparent yellow, and transparent orange. The simple and sleek silhouettes are infused with an imaginative quality illustrating each of the four sensibilities. Organic elegance, purity, lightness and honoring the silhouette of the human form are quintessential to the design of the collection.
“We are truly privileged to team up with the world-renowned creator and creative genius Philippe Starck in this new collaboration,” says Cecille Loretizo, ELRO Retail Corporation Marketing Head. “This partnership will certainly bring timeless, accessible yet elegant line up of footwear for the modern, sophisticated women in the country and across the globe.”
Focusing on sustainability, Ipanema with STARCK was developed with 30% recycled materials and is 100% recyclable. To achieve Starck’s designs, Ipanema adapted its industrial process to one that is more manual and artisanal.  The production process employs proprietary plastique injection technique to guarantee product comfort and delicate quality. The shoes handcrafted assembly of the straps to the sole allows a perfect fit for the women. The Ipanema with STARCK collection is the perfect balance between industrial production and artisanal savoir-faire.
This new and intense collaboration joins an impressive bevy of Starck creations spanning lifestyle products such as furniture and windmills, to revolutionary mega-yachts and inspiring hotels and restaurants. The result is a collection of lively sandals designed to enhance the lifestyle of modern women through innovative fashion and Starck’s innate passion for bettering an object.
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Monday, March 21, 2016

26 finalists vie for Century Tuna Superbods title

A bevy of fab and fit hopefuls was filled with excitement, anticipation, and exhilarating energy as Century Tuna recently presented its lineup of finalists for the much-awaited Century Tuna Superbods Nation 2016, the biggest, hottest and most fabulous summer event in the country brought to you by the country's number 1 tuna. 

From hundreds of fit, sexy, and pumped up men and women who joined the go-sees all over the country, 24 finalists were chosen in a series of intense screenings and callbacks. This year’s batch of hopefuls all showed amazing potential that the competition presented 12 local pairs of finalists, instead of the initially planned nine.

“We are very proud and excited by this year's batch of Superbods finalists. They are all brimming with potential not just in terms of physical fitness but in terms of personality, talent and achievement. The judges will really have a tough time in choosing this year's winners,” remarks Greg Banzon, Century Pacific Foods General Manager. ”Furthermore, it’s heartening to see that the Superbods competition, after ten years, continues to inspire these young men and women to stay healthy and in shape through proper exercise and healthy diet.” 

Since its inception in 2006, Century Tuna Superbods search has indeed gone bigger, better, and bolder. For its 10th year, this is the first time the brand widened the competition, drawing numerous candidates from all over the country and the United States. 

After the rigorous screening sessions which saw the hopefuls strut their stuff on the catwalk and put their best bodies—and personalities—forward, these fine men and women were declared as finalists:

Females:  Olivia Medina, Carmela Fernandez, Ambra Gutierrez, Nancy Leonard, Princess Abella, Maria Martinez, Cassie Umali, Mirtle Gimenez, Kaara Tan, Carla Meneses, Anja Peter, Tanya Hyde.

Males:  Jerome Tan, Ryan Sy, John Padilla, Erie Obsena, Ifran Khan, Jose Pio Luz III, Tom Esconde, Cedric Roxas, Shawn Stansbury, Ali Khatibi, Clint Bondad, Ameen Sardouk

From here, the 24 finalists will move to the next leg of the competition, where they will be joined by two Superbods candidates from the USA. The search will culminate in the finals night on April 10, 2016, at the ultra exclusive Palace Pool Club. 

And you too can take part of the action in this electrifying search—by joining the online voting for your favorite Superbods 2016 finalist!

Simply download the Century Tuna Superbods App from either the Google Playstore or the App Store on Itunes. Look out for and purchase selected Century Tuna Flakes in Oil in 180 grams with can toppers and scratch off a portion to reveal the unique code for viewing. Input the code onto the Superbods App voting section. Random, computer selected voters will get a chance to win tickets to the Superbods Nation Finals Night! Online voting is ongoing until April 2.

Other exciting activities to watch out for in the 10th year of the Century Tuna Superbods search are the Century Tuna Superbods Nation 2016 Challenge and the Century Tuna Superbods Consumer Weekend on April 2 and 3 at the Bonifacio High Street, where you can meet and greet with past and present Superbods and some of the hottest celebrities, events sure to fire up the summer season.

Saturday, March 19, 2016


During this days and century of  Internet Access and Mobility,  many Filipinos are affected with this decease mostly being hereditary and its high time that people will be informed that prevention of knowing and changing of a lifestyle maybe one of the most effective cure for this sickness. Aside of course for physical exercise  and proper care for the right eating habit,it could be one of the most reliable and credible form of prevention for the next generation of our people.

Diabetes    now    affects    about    8    million    Filipinos    making    the    country    a    diabetes   hotspot.    People    afflicted    with    this    disease    can    feel    confused,    depressed,    and   overwhelmed.    But    this    need    not    be.    The    first    and    only    concept    of    its    kind,

The  Diabetes    Store    (TDS)    is    a    friendly    one-stop-shop    that    believes    in    a    collaborative approach    in    managing    diabetes    by    working    closely    with    the    patient’s    doctor and family    members.

The Diabetes Store works to  build  a   community  of    people    with    diabetes.    Through    this    support    group,    it    invites    its members    to    share    and    learn    from    their    personal    experiences. On top of    that, members    like    Ms.    Nedy    Tejada can    enjoy    special    perks    and    discounts    from    the    store.

The  DEs engage with the    patients    by    personally    guiding    them    in    their    progress listening    to    their    experiences,    recommending    suitable    products    and    services,    and addressing    lingering    questions    about    their    lifestyle.    In    doing    so,    the    store    works    to   build    a    collaborative    and    friendly    community    with    doctors,    people    with    diabetes, and    those    that    care    for    them.    “In    managing    diabetes,    we    believe    in    holistic    care  which    encompasses    both    medical    and    other    interventions    such    as    education,   psychosocial    support    which    increases    compliance,”    said    Dr.    Danilo    Baldemor    of    the  IInstitute    for    Studies    on    Diabetes    Foundation,    Inc.    (ISDFI)  

According    to    Ramon    Felix,    the    General    Manager    of    TDS,    “the    store’s    interior    was designed    to    be    a    venue    conducive    for    interaction.    With    a    warm    ambience,    the    store  wants    patients    to    feel    welcomed to    sample    our    products,    be    assessed    on    their    diet,   and    chat    with    our    DEs.    And    for    patients    who    can’t    visit    the    store    in    BF    Homes Paranaque,    they    can    access    and    shop    online    for    our    products    at    We’ve    made    it    convenient    by    accepting    cash-ondelivery payments    from    Metro    Manila    and    selected    provinces.”Aside    from    offering    products    and    services.

As a    55-year    old    administrative    manager    who    has    been    diagnosed    with    diabetes    for 20    years,    she    gets    a    5%    discount    on    TDS    products    and    services,    special    promo  offerings,    and    invitations    to    community    events,    all    for    an    annual    membership    fee    of  P499.00.
More    than    just    conducting    transactions,    TDS    engages    with    people    – from    the   
doctors    to    the    patients    and    their    families,    to    better    manage    their    condition    so    that those    with    diabetes    can    live    normal    and    fulfilling    lives.    Dr.    Ma.    Cecilia    Cruz    of    the Philippine    Society    of    Endocrinology,    Diabetes    and    Metabolism    (PSEDM)    advises that,    “we need    to    prevent    the    complications    of    diabetes    such    as    blindness, amputation,    and    kidney    failure    which    are    all    costly    to    treat    and    reduce    one’s    quality  of    life.”
The    Diabetes    Store    is    located    at    198    J.    Elizalde    St.,    BF    Homes,    Paranaque    City with telephone numbers    801-8553    and    806-9267.   

Visit    their    website    at
For    more    information,
Please    call    Karen    Alparce-Villanueva