Tuesday, February 12, 2019

No Date? Nimo TV Got You Covered

It is easy to get envious if you’re single on Valentine’s Day, especially seeing happy couples you know sharing cute photos and romantic status updates all day. However, don’t fret; with a positive attitude and a little creativity, you can have as much fun as every happy couple you encounter even if you’re single. Here are some ideas that will level up your Valentine’s Day!
Start streaming
Online streaming is gaining popularity nowadays; gamers are not just hooked on playing but also streaming online. Whether you’re a newbie or a professional, streaming is an excellent avenue to show your talents and be rewarded.
Meet fellow gamers
Video game streaming platform links gamers with one another. It embraces the vast cultures of its communities making it easier for players to communicate and be friends with each other. You will never feel alone when you start streaming; start meeting new friends not just from your country but also from the whole world.
Send and receive gifts.
Sending and receiving gifts is also possible and more accessible in the online world as you reward yourself while watching you can show gratitude to your favorite streamer by sending in-app gifts to gain popularity. No long lines and heavy traffic because with just a click of a button you can start sending love to streamers you follow.
So who needs a date this Valentine’s Day if you can have a lovely experience by streaming online?
Download the NiMO TV app at Apple app store and Google Play store. Click link here. https://nimotv.onelink.me/B6cW/25ba46b7
About NiMO TV
Nimo TV is a leading global platform that allows millions of gamers from all around the world to play and broadcast their games to other like-minded players building a community of players, gamers, and fans that drive conversation, and allows peer-to-peer rewards and recognition. Utilizing a high-quality interactive technology, audiences can interact with streamers, and gain access to exclusive esports events and tournaments, along with unprecedented access to the top streamers from across the region.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Go Lokal! gets Most Innovative Idea Award at SPRints 2017 Huwarang DTI

The Go Lokal! team, led by DTI-Trade and Investments Promotion Group (TIPG) Assistant Secretary Rosvi C. Gaetos (third from right) and former TIPG undersecretary Nora K. Terrado (fourth from right), receives the “Most Innovative Idea Award” at the SPRints 2017 Huwarang DTI on January 31, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City. The SPRInts or “System for Performance, Rewards, and Incentives” is an annual search for top performing DTI executives and employees whose notable contributions led to the agency’s improved work conditions and services. Joining Gaetos and Terrado (from left) are: Planning Management Service Office-in-Charge Robert Alvin T. Arceo, Management Services Group Undersecretary Ireneo V. Vizmonte, Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez, product specialist Stanly Ruiz, Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion Assistant Director Marievic M. Bonoan, consultant Leon Flores, and Human Resource and Administrative Service Director Joel R. Cruz.


DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez (fourth from left) with the DTI Executives and awardees of the Huwarang DTI Employee of the Year 2017.

From left:  Regional Operations Group (ROG) Undersecretary Zenaida C.  Maglaya, ROG Assistant Secretaries Demphna Du-Naga and Blesila A. Lantayona, TIPG Assistant Secretary Rosvi C. Gaetos, and former undersecretary Nora K. Terrado. 

Cebuana Lhuillier Wins International Customer Service Awards for Second Time

Cebuana Lhuillier officers join Jean Henri Lhuillier, President and CEO in posing with the International Service Excellence award was during the company’s Client Experience Awards. (from left to right : Rolando Dario, Regional Manager, Jose Miguel Jimenez, First Vice President and Head of Pawnshop Operations, Ergilio Ong, First Vice President and Head of Information and Communications Technology, Marissa Ancog, First Vice President and Head of Corporate Planning, Jean Henri Lhuillier, President and CEO, Feliciano Vizcarra, Regional Manager, Vincent Gomez, Regional Manager, Joel Da Costa, Regional Manager)

Cebuana Lhuillier, the Philippines' largest microfinancial services provider, won once again the distinction of being the 'Best of the Best' at the recently concluded 2018 International Service Excellence Awards (ISEA) by the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA). The award cemented the company’s legacy as a global leader in service experience.
"To receive this award for the second time validates the positive results of our tireless efforts to continuously improve and provide only the best customer experience to every client we serve," said Cebuana Lhuillier President and CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier. The well-respected Filipino businessman and philanthropist added, "On behalf of the company, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to CSIA for recognizing Cebuana Lhuillier once again as a pillar of excellence in quality customer service. We will continue to find new and innovative ways to offer products and services that are more accessible and relevant to our patrons and that adhere to international customer service standards."
CSIA Managing Director Christine Churchill noted that the winners of this year's ISEA are organizations and individuals that are committed to service excellence by using a brilliant combination of their people and cutting edge technology to enhance their client experiences.
"The 2018 awards race was absolutely outstanding! The calibre of entries and variety of industries represented were the most to date," added Churchill who is also the vice president of the International Council of Customer Service Organizations (ICCSO). "It is exciting to see the great strides these organizations and leaders are taking."
ISEA adheres to the International Customer Service Standard (ICSS), which provides a comprehensive and practical framework to assist organizations in delivering consistently high levels of service. This standard, based on the balanced scorecard methodology, reviews organizations to determine if the customer is the focus of the business and how that is supported through culture, processes, procedures, training, hiring practices, and daily actions.
It was in 2016 when Cebuana Lhuillier bagged its first "Best of the Best" award. In the same year, the company also secured its re-certified ICSS Gold status and achieved an overall average score of 8.70, the highest achieved by an organization, for the second year in a row.


For the first time in the Philippines, an impressive collection of traditional Cordillera pieces will be seen in public alongside artworks by 20th and 21st-­‐century Filipino abstract artists.

Owned by Hong Kong-­‐based AsianArt:Future (AA:F), which is chaired by Swiss Martin Kurer, some of the collection will be on display at 1335Mabini in Karrivin Plaza, Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati, from February 16 to March 2, 2019.

Aptly titled “JUXTA:POSITION”, the exhibition comes as a result of Kurer’s particular interest in the universal and widespread use of the aesthetics of reduction, something present he says in the carved wooden figures or bulul, which are closely associated with the Ifugao peoples of Northern Luzon.

A three-­‐part book, JUXTA:POSITION (The Aesthetics of Reduction), will be made available to the public. In it, Kurer goes into greater detail on the aestheticism of the carvings of the Cordillera peoples, which he says can also be perceived and described utilizing an artistic vocabulary similar to the one of the Abstract Art movement. The second and third parts highlight the bululs, boxes, kinahu, and spoons of the Cordillera peoples, mostly from the 19th century and earlier, and a number of abstract paintings from Filipino artists, as photographed by At Maculangan of Pioneer Studios, Manila.

Similar exhibitions have been done before by the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1988 and accompanied by William Rubin’s catalogue “The Primitivism of Modern Art”, and in 2009 at Fondation Beyeler in Riehen/Basel titled “Visual Encounters, Africa, Oceanic, and Modern Art”, which showed tribal masterpieces alongside works of Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, Vassily Kandisnky, Rousseau, Constantin Brancusi, Henri Matisse, Piet Mondrian, and Mark Rothko.

More recently, the exhibition of Les Collections Barbier-­‐Muller “100 Years of Passion” showed tribal art pieces from Africa and Oceania in the context of contemporary art of Baselitz, Jeff Koons, and others.

“I am not looking at the use of these aesthetic principles from a scholarly point of view,” Kurer says. “Rather, I look at pieces of art from different backgrounds and periods, and attempt to search some aesthetic interaction or connection among them.”

Each bulul, a box or bowl from AsianArt:Future’s collection, most of which were gathered from old collections, assembled in the last century, will be shown with a corresponding artwork from José Joya, Federico Aguilar Alcuaz, H.R. Ocampo, Lee Aguinaldo, Cesar Legaspi, Arturo Luz, Fernando Zóbel, Lao Lianben, and Gus Albor, who created a painting specifically for the exhibition.

Kurer invites the audience to look at the partnered pieces and perhaps spark a dialogue on the aesthetic vocabulary of the two genres of artistic creation, which, on the face of it, may not have much in common.

Yet, through the simplicity, directness, discipline, the reduction to the essence, understatement, and the ability to show a hidden reality, it does according to Kurer.

This approach, Kurer adds, is not to subordinate traditional Cordillera art to the viewpoint of “modern” or “fine” art point of view but to allow both sources to be looked at on the same level.

“That also means to avoid looking, in the traditional approach, at the Cordillera pieces shown from the perspective of their anthropological, ceremonial, and functional background and use,” Kurer says. “What the exhibition and juxtaposition focuses on is the artistic implementation of the carver’s dealings with the spiritual world in their natural environment, and the search for the unconscious, and how it co-­‐relates or connects with the same search for aesthetics of their modern artistic counterparts.”

In the January/February 2017 edition of Asian Art Magazine, AsianArt: Future published an article that looks in detail into the art of the Cordilleras people and their counterparts around the globe. The write up points out that pieces they have created match the quality of the pieces of African and Oceanic tribal art. Kurer also published a book titled Simplicity.Ifugao Sculpture.Power (Hong Kong University Press/Columbia University Press).

As a collector, Kurer remains fascinated by the fact that artists from different continents, with very distinct cultural heritages, and from very different epochs, could end up employing—or be perceived to be employing—very similar aesthetic approaches and furthering this dialogue is what he hopes the exhibition will achieve.

Citi Strengthens Partnership with Land Bank with Cross Border Payment Solutions

Citi, through Citibank Europe PLC, has signed an agreement with Land Bank of the Philippines to be the exclusive payment service provider for cross border solutions via Citi’s WorldLink® Payment Services. The partnership enables Land Bank to extend their payment service networks to include over 40 currencies, allowing the government-owned bank to deliver funds to beneficiaries around the globe in the currency that they need.

The partnership was commemorated last November 8 by representatives of Citi and Land Bank of the Philippines, led by Land Bank president and CEO Alex Buenaventura, Land Bank Treasury and Investment Banking Sector head Carel Halog, Citi Philippines.

CEO and country officer Aftab Ahmed, Citi ASEAN Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) head Debopama Sen, Treasury and Trade Solutions country head Arlene Nethercott, Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) head Vikram Singh, and CIB Public Sector head Aesha Pabillon.

At the event, Citi and Land Bank recognized the importance of the partnership and potential for the platform to drive improved operational efficiency through cost savings for Land Bank and other government agencies.

“Through this partnership and with the use of WorldLink®, we hope our government agencies will be more efficient, transparent and provide better service to Filipinos here and overseas,” said Land Bank president and CEO Alex Buenaventura.

According to Citi’s ASEAN TTS head Debopama Sen, “We value this partnership with Land Bank and the opportunity to showcase Citi’s comprehensive range of digitally enabled treasury, trade and liquidity management solutions.”

WorldLink®, Citi’s leading cross-border payments solution is used by over 1,200 financial institutions globally, to efficiently make payments in more than 130 currencies and 195 countries. WorldLink® offers an unparalleled solution delivering cost efficiencies, automation, consistent reporting, robust security, and compliance with evolving and complex regulatory requirements.

Where Innovation Meets Heritage: Straumann, the Global Leader in Implant Dentistry

Within the field of implant dentistry, foremost dental practitioners the world over turn to only one name, one that is recognized as the gold standard and the undisputed leader when it comes to implant, restorative, and regenerative dentistry products: Straumann.

Founded in 1954 and headquartered in Basel, Switzerland, with other production sites across Europe, the United States, and Japan, Straumann is driven by their unwavering passion for quality and the desire to achieve the best restorative outcomes. By collaborating with leading clinics, research institutes and universities, Straumann is able to stay abreast with the latest technological advancements in the ever-changing dental landscape, all for the benefit of dentists, osseointegration specialists, and ultimately, patients who deserve only the very best.

The result is a broad range of groundbreaking products and solutions—designed on the basis of simplicity and freedom of choice—for both conventional treatment and digital workflows including guided surgery, intra-oral scanning and CAD/CAM restorations.

Comprising Straumann’s superior and state-of-the-art product line is the Tissue Level Implant Line, a true icon of implant dentistry, designed for one-stage surgery to simplify handling and reduce treatment complexity. Then there’s the Bone Level Implant Line, a flexible implant line for proven esthetics, designed for a natural look and feel, providing great flexibility and a balanced prosthetic portfolio for every indication. Furthermore, there’s the PURE Ceramic Implant Line, allowing even very demanding patients to smile with confidence, without compromising on esthetics, reliability and the most natural choice of material. And then, there’s the Mini Implant System designed specifically for edentulous patients for maximum trust.

Other advanced products cover implant-bone prosthetics, Biomaterials, digital solutions, instruments, and more!

Here in the Philippines, and joining the ranks of leading dental clinics globally who trust only Straumann, is GAOC – the Gan Advanced Osseointegration Center – giving patients peace of mind knowing that only world-class products are made available for their dental needs.

ONE Superstars Campaign To End Bullying In Schools

Some of the best martial artists in ONE Championship stood together in the continuous campaign against bullying, while prompting budding practitioners to uphold the true values of their respective disciplines.

Bullying has yet again become a hot topic in the Philippines when a viral video on social media, involving a martial arts practitioner made the headlines a few months ago.

In the clip, the junior high school taekwondo athlete was seen humiliating and physically abusing his schoolmate in a lavatory of an established university in the Philippines.  

The incident left a sour taste in the populace, with some thinking that martial arts have become a tool for people to exploit others - but it’s a thought that ONE talents wish to take away.

"Bullying is not in the vocabulary of a real martial arts practitioner. Martial artists have self-control, discipline, respect and humility. Being abusive is not a martial artist's attitude," explained Former ONE Flyweight World Champion Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio.

"This world needs superheroes, not villains. We are totally against bullying. One wrongful martial artist doesn't define the whole community of martial arts. That is not the case at all."

ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard "Landslide" Folayang believes that coaches should instill the core values of the discipline to the aspiring practitioner from the very start.

"First of all, martial artists are supposed to be taught not just how to fight, but values must be instilled. They must develop character more than the skills and fighting itself. The essence of martial arts must be the first thing that must to be taught," Folayang stressed.

"Martial artists are supposed to protect the weak, not bully them. Martial arts are not supposed to be a weapon for a bully.

"For trained martial artists, when a bully is around, you simply restrain. Refuse to engage into a fight until you have no choice but to fight back. Show them kindness, that's the best way to handle bullying I think."

While not everyone will have access to martial arts training, ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera suggests taking a different approach.

Admitting that he was bullied in the past, the beloved Filipino-American superstar came up with a video on social media, prompting bullied kids to speak-up, and others to further educate people about the ill-effects of bullying.

“I was bullied when I was growing up, even though I was the bigger kid. Bullying is a very serious problem, both for the bullies and the bullied. They both need our help,” said Vera in his Instagram account. “Together we can all make a difference.”

I Can’t but God Can! – Kuya Kim

In 2013, Kim Atienza, often referred to as Kuya Kim, was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that causes paralysis and loss of reflexes, during his training for his supposedly first full Ironman in Australia.

“In the middle of training, I realized that I could not move my hands. They were paralyzed. The next day, after my run program, I could not wiggle my toes. I went to my doctor, and I was told that I have Guillain-Barre Syndrome,” said Atienza.

Blessing in disguise

Atienza was told that he could’ve been totally paralyzed if he was not diagnosed early. He took it as God’s blessing. According to him, he went to the hospital to seek medical attention, which prevented the condition from aggravating.

“I saw something positive in it because it changed me. I realized that the motto of Ironman is I can. While training for my first full Ironman, I kept on telling myself that I can do it. But that afternoon, in the ICU, when I could not even move my hands and feet, I realized that I can’t. I knew, right there and then, that there’s nothing I can do; it’s only God—God can. So, I changed my motto and, it became God can because of that experience,” he added.

Taking control of his health

The TV personality shared that the condition is self-limiting. “It will heal itself but, you have to take the medicine. It’s called IVIG Immunoglobulin. I was in the ICU for more than a week,” he said.

More than healing the autoimmune disorder, Atienza explained that it is very important to avoid it by strengthening your immune system.

“Santé Barley is the perfect supplement to strengthen your immune system, especially for athletes like me. Our immune system can get very low, especially if the training is strenuous. So, to supplement it with barley products from Santé is great,” he added.

On finding purpose

When Atienza was younger, he admitted to being haughty, thinking that he’s a great guy and that everything is within his power. But, this perspective changed when he got sick. He explained that there were two turning points in his life. The first was in 2010 when he suffered from a stroke and then, in 2013 when he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

“Suffering from a stroke made me physically born again. It made me decide to become an athlete, a marathoner, a triathlete, and an Ironman because I was so afraid that it will happen to me again. I became so healthy,” he said. “But, at the fittest point in my life, when I was the healthiest Kuya Kim I can be, I got paralyzed. Yun pala God had a plan for me. The plan was for me to be spiritually born again. I accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the Source of all my power—I can’t, but only God can,” he said.

Atienza also shared that it is important to trust God, and believe that all things work well for those who love him, and those who obey his commands.

“Sometimes, when we’re sick. We think that it’s a catastrophe. It’s something that is so bad that we’ll be ruined or that our life will go down the drain. That’s not true. When we’re sick, think of it as if you are driving a car and you can’t see 10 meters ahead because it’s foggy—that’s your sickness—and you think that you’re going nowhere,” he said.

However, he knows his purpose in life now, saying that, “my purpose in life is simple. It used to be ambition. It used to be the best TV personality I can be. And, it even used to be the best father. But, it now all comes with accepting Jesus Christ. If you seek the kingdom, then all else will be added.”

Atienza is a regular user of Santé Barley, the certified organic barley grass from Santé New Zealand. Santé believes in helping people live better lives so they can be more than they can be for themselves and their loved ones. Thus, allowing them to live more and do more.

To know more about Santé and its other products, visit their website at https://main.santebarley.com.

Friday, February 8, 2019



The Recording Academy™ and CBS have announced that 15-time GRAMMY® Award winner Alicia Keys will host the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®, marking her first time as master of ceremonies for Music's Biggest Night®. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, the GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live via satellite at 9AM on Monday, February 11 (Manila time), on JackTV and ETC, with a primetime encore telecast at 7PM on JackTV and 8PM on ETC the same day.

"I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I’m going to bring that vibe and energy," said Keys. "I'm so excited to be the master of ceremonies on the biggest night in music and celebrate the creativity, power and, magic. I'm especially excited for all the incredible women nominated this year! It's going "UP" on February 10!"

"A dynamic artist with the rare combination of groundbreaking talent and passion for her craft, Alicia Keys is the perfect choice as host for our show," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. "Throughout her exciting career, I have watched her become a powerful force within the music industry and beyond. As an artist who speaks to the power of music, we are thrilled to have her on board for what's sure to be an unforgettable GRAMMY Awards."

Keys is a modern-day Renaissance woman—a 15-time GRAMMY Award-winning

singer/songwriter/musician/producer, an accomplished actress, a New York Times best-selling author, a film/ television and Broadway producer, an entrepreneur, and a powerful force in the world of activism. Since the release of her monumental 2001 debut album, Songs In A Minor, Keys has sold more than 30 million records and built an unparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments.

In what is sure to be an unforgettable GRAMMY® moment GRAMMY winners Red Hot Chili Peppers will join Post Malone. Music's Biggest Night® will also feature the incredible talents of current multi-GRAMMY nominee Brandi Carlile, past GRAMMY nominee Miley Cyrus, and current multi-GRAMMY nominee H.E.R. They join previously announced performers and current nominees Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Dan + Shay, Malone, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, and Kacey Musgraves. K-Pop boyband BTS will also appear as a presenter during the show.

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards airs live via satellite at 9AM on JackTV & ETC with a prime-time encore the same day at 7PM on JackTV and 8PM on ETC.

For more details kindly visit JackTV on jacktv.ph and don’t forget to like us on Facebook at @solar.jacktv, follow us on Twitter @JACKTV and on Instagram @JACKTVNETWORK to get the latest updates on your favorite shows, promos, and upcoming events!

JackTV is seen on SKYcable Ch. 51, Cignal Ch. 126, Cablelink Ch. 36, GSAT Ch. 61 and EasyTV Ch. 2.

Stay updated, follow ETC via www.facebook.com/etctv, Twitter and Instagram @etc_channel, and log on to etc.com.ph.

Tune in to ETC on UHF Ch. 21, Sky Cable Ch. 16, Destiny Digital Ch. 16, Global Destiny Ch. 28, Cignal Ch. 9, Cablelink Ch. 34, or EasyTV Ch. 1.

About Solar Entertainment Corporation

Solar Entertainment Corporation is the largest content provider and channel operator in Southeast Asia. It is committed to elevating the network to a global standard and maintaining Solar as a leader and innovator in the industry. Until today, Solar continues to widen its programming to meet the demands of emerging audiences. For more details, log on to http://solarentertainmentcorp.com/.

About JackTV

JackTV is a one of a kind channel, showcasing a youthfully characterized and urban cultured TV entertainment that plays as an inspiration to young adults and young at hearts who revel in their individuality and uniqueness. Its target market sees the world as its playground. They express themselves through music, arts, and other creative ways. JackTV wants to harness and associate creativity with its brand by showcasing content that is relevant to this type of market. It is designed to make us feel comfortable, encouraging us to let go of our suspicions and tap into our playful side.

About ETC

ETC, the number one free-to-air female entertainment network, is an interactive platform where ladies of all ages can freely share and express who they truly are and who they aspire to be. It is a channel that not only embraces but also celebrates everything that a woman value; from beauty and style, to her interests, passions and relationships. With world class shows paired with its own local content, ETC is sure to deliver the latest trends in the world of TV, fashion, beauty, lifestyle, and Hollywood news tailor made for the fun and stylish Filipina today.

Team Lakay’s Gina Iniong Aims For Decisive Finish In Bangkok

By now, Gina “Conviction” Iniong knows it is not wise to leave her fate in the hands of the judges.
After seeing her former World Champion teammates Joshua “The Passion” Pacio and Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio drop their belts via close decisions last month, the Filipina vows to win every bout moving forward with ‘conviction.’

She will have the chance to do that when she takes on Jihin “Shadow Cat" Radzuan on the undercard of ONE: CLASH OF LEGENDS, which takes place at the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand on Saturday, 16 February

"They can expect an aggressive and determined Gina Iniong," she stated.

"Anything can happen in a fight. All I can say is I don't want the fight to go to the judges' scorecards."

Iniong, a six-time Philippine Wushu Champion, was regarded as one of the fastest rising stars in ONE Championship's talent-rich atomweight division.

But in July, she lost some momentum after succumbing to Brazil’s Istela Nunes by way of unanimous decision at ONE: BATTLE FOR THE HEAVENS.

Despite the setback, she has always kept her eyes on the prize in the hopes of one day becoming the first female World Champion to emerge from the Philippines.

“I am still hoping to get a shot at the ONE Women's Atomweight World Title and fight Angela Lee,” Iniong admitted.

“One of my dreams is to challenge her because I want to become a World Champion.”

For her to bring that particular dream to life, she needs to defeat Radzuan — an unbeaten rising star from Malaysia.

Iniong has been working diligently at Team Lakay in an effort to fine-tune her skills and enter the match-up at the top of her game.

She wants to kick off 2019 on a high note, and she could accomplish that by making a statement against the “Shadow Cat.”

"I am working doubly hard in training by pushing myself to the limits,” she explained.

"I follow my coaches' advise in every turn. We focused on my weaknesses in training and gave a lot of time on my ground game.

“My last fight made me realize that I have so many techniques to improve and develop. I am coming with everything to have my hand raised in Bangkok.”

Health and Fitness in Full Color

Top executives of AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance companies, took part in the fun-filled Color Manila Run at the SM Mall of Asia event grounds in early January.

AXA demonstrated its commitment to promoting the importance of health and wellness among families and young people through this event. AXA’s senior leaders also joined in on the fun.

“Our participation in an event such as the Color Manila Run is a fun way to underline the importance of health and fitness,” said AXA Philippines president and chief executive officer Rahul Hora. “And AXA has the superior products people need for total health protection.”

With comprehensive products such as Global Health Access and Health Max, all designed to protect people’s finances in times of medical emergencies, AXA’s participation in the Color Manila Run underscores its commitment to provide the best health coverage in the market, giving people peace of mind so they can focus on living the life they choose.

AXA Philippines also had the “I Bounce for Health” trampoline challenge as a fun way for people to start their health journey in 2019. Everyone who joined the challenge received a free AXA personal accident insurance card. The participant with the most number of jumps also took home a wearable fitness gadget.

Color Manila, the biggest color fun run in the country, brought almost 13,000 runners — splattered with vibrant rainbow colors — to safari-themed 200-meter, 3K, 5K, 10K and 21K routes.


ASUS Philippines released quite a strong line-up of smartphones that have left some of you in awe. Without a doubt, the power-packed performance that the ROG Phone, ZenFone Max Pro M2, and the all-new ZenFone Max M2 is something to definitely want – which is why they are aptly dubbed the #PowerhouseKings.

However, with the solid string of products that make the #PowerhouseKings trio, it seems to be difficult for some of you to decide which ASUS smartphone is best suited for the power user in you.

Worry no more! We designed a short quiz that can help you decide which goes best with a jam-packed lifestyle such as yours. Here, you simply choose the answer most suited to your liking in these seven questions below:

1.       How important is it for a phone to match your style?
a.         If a phone could find a way to incorporate that sweet gamer RGB, that would be all I will ever need in the style department.
b.         I enjoy a more premium design that can easily match with my OOTD’s and OOTN’s, regardless of the occasion.
c.          I am a minimalist and would prefer a phone that is simple yet very practical.

2.       What kind of mobile apps can be found installed in your phone?
a.       Mostly mobile games. I live for the adrenaline of competition from highly competitive games, such as FPS, MMORPG and MOBA games.
b.       I have a mixed preference. I keep things well-balanced between games and social media.
I also an array of photo editing apps to choose from.
c.       The basic necessities: calendars, e-mails, messaging, social media, and video streaming – everything I will need to power through my busy day.

3.       How long do you expect your phone to last you in heavy usage?
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a.         I am happy enough to last the entire day without draining my phone; especially when I have an important game to win.
b.         2 days would be an amazing feat; especially when I am the type who loves to spend it unplugged or independent of a power bank.
c.          2 days would be the dream; especially when I have to be on-call all the time 24/7.

4.       What kinds of games do you find yourself downloading most of the time?
a.         Demanding, graphic-heavy games that I can fully immerse myself into.
b.         I am more of a casual gamer. I find enjoyment in fun puzzle games, light adventure games, and – if time permits – the occasional MMORPG.
c.          I don’t really play games on my smartphone that much.

5.       How important are your phone’s cameras?
a.         I am not too big on camera usage, but when I do take photos I would love to have high quality ones.
b.         I love taking photos and videos – it is very important for me to have photographs with great quality, color accuracy, and detail.
c.          As long as my phone can take quality photos for social media usage, then I am fine.

6.       How much are you willing to spend for a new smartphone?
a.         The sky is the limit, as long as I get the latest and greatest features and performance.
b.         PHP 10,000 & above. I’m willing to spend a bit more if it means I can really get the most out of my smartphone.
c.          Below PHP 10,000 is just perfect.

7.       How willing are you to spend for additional accessories?
a.         If the accessories are worthy investments to my gaming experience, then I would be pretty willing.
b.         A case would be fine for me, as long as it does not hide the physical design of my phone.
c.          Depending on my priority, I could do with or without additional accessories.
Finished the quiz? Well then, count your answers now and check out the results below, to discover which #PowerhouseKing is for you!


You are a hardcore gamer and you know what kind of arsenal you need to win at every game. For you and your gamer core, we recommend the ROG Phone. With its Qualcomm™ Snapdragon™ 845, that is spin-binned to 2.96 GHz and partnered with an Adreno 630 GPU, its Ultrafast 90Hz display with 1ms response time, and unique handling design with side-mounted ports, you are sure to enjoy the best mobile gaming experience modern technology can offer.

The ROG Phone is priced at PHP 49,995 for its 8GB RAM/128GB ROM and PHP 61,995 for it 8GB ROM/512GB ROM at ASUS Concept Stores and ROG Concept Stores. In addition, the ROG Phone accessories are sold separately and exclusively in ROG Concept Stores.


ZenFone Max Pro M2 -- Official Arrival

You enjoy the most out of your mobile phone – from casual usage, heavy usage, down to the style. We highly suggest the ZenFone Max Pro M2 for someone like you. Its 5,000mAh battery capacity that is coupled with the Qualcomm™ Snapdragon™ 660 AIE, will be more than enough for all your smartphone needs. Moreover, with a 12MP Sony IMX 486 f/1.8 + 5MP portrait sensor dual rear cameras, you are assured an amazing, high quality photos.

The ZenFone Max Pro M2 is also available in the following color variants for your aesthetic pleasure: Midnight Blue and Cosmic Titanium (for 6GB RAM variant only), and retails for PHP 12,995 for the 4GB RAM/64 ROM on Shopee and Lazada, and PHP 14,995 for 6GB RAM/64GB ROM, available on ASUS and ZenFone Concept Stores and Kiosks as well as accredited multi-brand shops.


You are a very practical person, and would need a smartphone that matches your hustle. TheZenFone Max M2 is the right phone for you, in that case. It has a 4,000 mAh battery capacity, partnered with power-efficient Qualcomm™ Snapdragon™ 632, this particular ZenFone will give you all the juice that you will definitely need to go through your business.

The ZenFone Max M2 is available in ASUS/ZenFone Concept Stores and Kiosks as well as accredited multi-brand shops for the affordable price of PHP 8,995. It also comes in 2 unique colors: Midnight Black and Space Blue.

If you need more information on the ROG Phone, the ZenFone series, and other incredible products from ASUS, tune in to the ASUS Philippines Facebook Page, and the ZenTalk Philippines Forum. You can also still catch the Powerhouse Kings live stream here as well as take the official quiz here.

About ASUS
ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 16,000 people worldwide and over 5,500 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,511 awards and earned approximately US$13 billion of revenue in 2017.