Thursday, November 21, 2019

Bigger Facility, More Vehicles for HMR Auto Auction’s Grand Opening and 3rd Anniversary


HMR Auto Auction is set to open the Philippines’ biggest purpose-built auto auction facility on December 7, 2019 in Bicutan, Paranaque—providing a one-stop shop for buyers to bid on a huge range of premium used vehicles. Over 200 vehicles will be sold at the live public auction. An event not to be missed!

In line with HMR Auto Auction’s 3rd anniversary, they have built a facility which provides comfort for all the bidders, including a full air-conditioned registration and bidding area. For the past 3 years, HMR has sold over 4,000 vehicles to the public through their live and online channels.

The Grand Opening will feature motorcycles, compacts, sedans, MPV’s, Pick Up trucks, SUV’s, and light commercial trucks. All from premium brands, at heavily discounted prices.

To celebrate this milestone, HMR Auto Auctions will be providing plenty of giveaways on auction day, including raffle prizes, promotions, and even games and food trucks for the whole family.

HMR is also launching its brand new finance partnership with UNIONBANK, which will offer affordable finance options for buyers, making the bargains of auto auctions available to more buyers.


Sam Powell, CEO of HMR Auctions, said: “I am incredibly excited for the Grand Opening of our new auto auction facility in Bicutan. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team over the past three years since our first live public auto auction; and an affirmation that the buying public has embraced HMR’s sales method, to provide an easy, safe and transparent environment to purchase used vehicles. I am also proud to announce our new partnership with Unionbank which will offer affordable finance options for cars purchased with HMR Auto Auction, extending the savings to more Filipinos.”


HMR Auto Auction is located at ACSIE Compound, Main Avenue, KM 16 West Service Road, Bicutan, Paranaque City. To join, pre-register at  mrbid.com. Contact 0917-548-3603 for more information.

For consignment inquiries, please send an email to hmrauctionsmarketing@hmrphils.com

Shopee Celebrates The Second Wave of Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale


MANILA, NOVEMBER 21 2019 - Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, will celebrate the second wave of its biggest annual event, Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale. From November 18 to December 12, consumers can look forward to 24 themed days with free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend promotions, 50% off promotions, and exclusive deals from big brands daily.

Martin Yu, Associate Director, Shopee Philippines, said, “We are very happy to welcome Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale with a bigger line up of exciting promotions after the great success of Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale. Christmas is the biggest holiday in the Philippines and we are excited to bring our consumers more exclusive deals to help them find the perfect gift for their loved ones. We invite everyone to celebrate the holiday season with us during Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale.

Key Highlights for Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale promises three weeks of exciting promotions. Key highlights include:

  • Free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend: Users can score their favorite products with free shipping.
  • Up to 50% off deals daily: Users can enjoy up to 50% off deals daily, such as Avision 43” LED TV, Grand Videoke Harmony Plus, and more.
  • Shopee Catch: Users can play Shopee Catch twice daily for a chance to win from a pool of 1.2 million Shopee coins. At Shopee Games Day on December 10, users can look forward to four sessions of Shopee Catch with even more Shopee coins up for grabs.
  • Shopee Shake: Users stand a chance to win from a pool of 12 million Shopee coins and premium smartphones including an iPhone 11 and Huawei P30 Lite by playing Shopee Shake.
  • Shopee Live: Users can tune in to an exclusive livestream at 6 pm daily for a chance to win ₱10,000 worth of prizes during Shopee 12.12 Christmas Daily Giveaways. Lucky viewers also have the chance to take home an iPhone 11 every Friday.
  • Voucher giveaways: Users can look forward to cashback vouchers up to 10% daily. There will also be category vouchers up to 15% off up for grabs
  • Exclusive deals from leading brands: Users should watch out for exciting promos from FMCG brands like Pampers, Enfagrow, Unilever, Maybelline, Nestle, Olay, Pantene, and Safeguard. Leading brands including Bosch, INSPI, Anker, Globe, SM Store, Vivo, and Tigernu will also be giving exclusive discounts.


Find out more about Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale at https://www.shopee.ph/12-12.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

About Shopee

Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It is a platform tailored for the region, providing customers with an easy, secure and fast online shopping experience through strong payment and logistical support. Shopee aims to continually enhance its platform and become the region’s e-commerce destination of choice.

Shopee has a wide selection of product categories ranging from consumer electronics to home & living, health & beauty, baby & toys, fashion and fitness equipment.

Shopee, a Sea company, was first launched in Singapore in 2015, and has since expanded its reach to Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Sea is a leader in digital entertainment, e-commerce and digital financial services across Southeast Asia. Sea's mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology, and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol SE.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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Far Eastern University (FEU) emerged as the big winner in this year’s Golden Kubeta Awards (GKA), topping the Schools and Universities category and winning the People’s Choice Award with more than 10,000 social media votes.

Joining FEU in the winners’ circle are the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) in the Terminals and Stations category, National Museum of Natural History in the Government Offices category, and Xentro Mall Polangui in the Malls and Restaurants category.

Xentro Mall’s Antipolo branch was last year’s grand winner, besting 13 other finalists for the coveted Golden Kubeta top plum.

There is no grand winner this year, however – only winners in each of the four different categories. This was the result of a rules change that introduced a physical audit component to the judging. The four winners got the highest final scores, following a rigorous three-step selection process that combined physical audits with social media voting.

For the first round, nominations were crowdsourced via social media platforms, and posts had to use the hashtag #GoldenKubeta to qualify. Initial nominees were then asked to provide additional photos of their toilets to make their nomination official.

Those who were able to submit the required additional photos – 41 establishments, in this case – moved on to the second round: the physical audit. A team from GKA visited each of the 41 establishments to do a surprise check of the nominated toilets, as well as to conduct interviews with the people managing the establishments regarding their wastewater management practices.

The 41 nominees were then shortlisted to three finalists per category, and subjected to online polling via Facebook – the third and final round of the competition. Voting was done from Nov. 12-15 through the Kubeta PH Facebook community page, with all reactions, excluding sad and angry, counting as votes for each nominated establishment.

All categories had three finalists each, except for the Government Offices category, where only one nominee made the cut.

The winners were determined by combining the audit results (80 percent) and social media votes (20 percent).

Maynilad’s Golden Kubeta Awards is an awareness and education campaign that seeks to bring the conversation about proper wastewater management to the mainstream. It also envisions clean and comfortable public restrooms in establishments, regardless of type and industry, all over the country.

It is part of Maynilad’s Kubeta PH campaign, an integrated information, education, and communication campaign that aims to spur positive action from all stakeholders on wastewater management. It is likewise done in conjunction with World Toilet Day, a United Nations observance day that is meant to spread awareness and prompt action on the global sanitation crisis.

“While serving only the West Zone, we believe it is our duty to help the public understand wastewater management better, in the hopes of spurring positive action that will, ultimately, result in the rehabilitation and preservation of our water bodies,” Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez said in his speech during the awards ceremony.

“We hope that all of you here today will also be our partners in spreading the gospel of proper wastewater management. Our collective effort in ensuring that wastewater is properly treated before being discharged to different bodies of water will ensure a better future for the next generation,” he further said.