Friday, June 14, 2019
When planning for a trip, many travelers put a lot of focus in perfecting their itinerary. What they don't realize is that a trip can never be perfect without the peace of mind that comes with having travel insurance.
Good travel insurance, like TravelWise1, from leading global insurer AXA in partnership with HSBC, offers up to five million pesos (P5 million) in worldwide coverage. It includes a wide range of benefits such as personal accident coverage and 24-hour medical and emergency assistance.
Apart from medical and emergency benefits, it also offers refunds for travel inconveniences such as flight cancellation, postponement, alteration, and delay; and covers the loss or damage of personal belongings and travel documents. For added security, it also includes coverage in case of hijacking, kidnapping or hostage-taking overseas, as well as in case of legal liabilities that arise while abroad.
Choose from three plan types depending on your need and budget, including an option for Shengen visa applications. You can opt for a single trip cover or the recommended annual cover for frequent travelers. Enjoy your vacation and travel with complete peace of mind. Avail of AXA’s TravelWise, exclusively available to HSBC credit card and debit card holders, now. Visit www.hsbc.com.ph/insurance/ for more details.
Dads are everything rolled into one – a personal cook, driver, family comedian, DIY specialist, motivator and a lot more. This June, show your love and appreciation for your one-in-a-million dads by throwing him a feast fit for a king with the whole family at your favorite SM mall!
“This Dad’s Day, SM puts the spotlight on our idol dads who have brought nothing but laughter and love to our homes. We celebrate them through exciting deals, events, and fun feasts made especially for them,” invites SM Supermalls SVP for marketing Jonjon San Agustin.
Here are six ways to spoil the king of the family this Dad’s Day at SM:
1. D-day for your main man. Reminisce about the good old days over beers and barbeque until
June 16 from participating restaurants because let’s be honest, dads invented BBQ Sundays.
2. Makeover and wellness time. Dad always puts the family first. On his special day, make him feel like the king that he is by pampering him at SM. On June 16, get exclusive deals for haircuts and massages.
3. Toys for the big boys. Fill your dad’s heart with excitement by bringing him to a showcase of classic and contemporary automobiles and motorbikes at the Cool Cars and Bikes Exhibit from June 14 to 16.
4. Daddy belly. Take your dads to a steak date and make reservations at his favorite restaurant this June 14 to 16. It’s never too late to treat your Foodie Daddy to a sumptuous feast!
5. Dance machine. Relive great childhood memories! Work as a team and show off supreme dance moves by joining Dad’s Fortnite Dance Challenge on June 16.
6. Create memories with dad. Take snaps and play with fun Facebook filters with your super dad for a chance to win exclusive #DadsDayAtSM2019 giveaways until June 16!
Create new memories with your dad through an exciting celebration of fun, food, and treats at SM Supermalls.
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Kuala Lumpur, 13 June 2019 – Vivo Malaysia has teamed up with leading Chinese luxury fashion and lifestyle magazine, Pin Prestige in an exclusive fashion shoot that features the Vivo V15 Pro. The shoot is in line with Vivo’s Light Up Your Night campaigns which focuses on the Vivo V15 Pro’s style and functionalities for capturing images on your stylish night out.
The shoot which was presented by Vivo Malaysia and created by the team at Pin Prestige, highlights the capabilities of the Vivo V15 Pro namely the World’s First 32MP Elevating Front Camera, and how Vivo has successfully combined style and technology to produce the ultimate fashionista’s smartphone.
“Vivo continues to break barriers and to be in tune with the consumer’s lifestyle needs. We constantly innovate ourselves to give our consumers the best in form and function, and in this case with the V15 Pro, you get the best of technology combined with style and fashion”, Chief Executive Officer of Vivo Malaysia, Mike Xu quoted.
Users can easily capture professional-grade photos with the V15 Pro, thanks to the 48 Million Quad Pixel Sensor, 8MP AI Super Wide-Angle Camera, and 5MP Depth Camera. The “four-in-one pixel” technology in the main rear camera combines four pixels into one large pixel to deliver high-quality photos even in the dark. The AI Super Wide-Angle Camera can expand up to 120 degrees, capturing more people and fuller landscape shots.
This powerful hardware is complemented with AI to make professional photo-taking a breeze. Borrowing from V11, V15Pro is equipped with AI photography features including AI Face Beauty and AI Portrait Framing. The all-new AI Super Night Mode makes shaky night shots a thing of the past, as consumers can now capture amazing night scenery without a tripod or a DSLR camera.
AI Super Night Mode can instantly take multiple photos at different exposures. It then brilliantly combines them to greatly improve brightness and clarity, meaning night scenes can now be captured with a high level of detail and stability.
The Ultra FullViewTM Display of the V15 pro comes at 6.39 inches and the 19.5:9 Super AMOLED display produces awe-inspiring visual design, utterly seamless from end-to end. With the earpiece, light and proximity sensors all concealed from view, the side and top bezels are reduced to just 1.75mm and 2.22mm respectively, resulting in a maximized screen-to-body ratio of 91.64%.
The Vivo V15 Pro with 6GB RAM retails at RM 1,699 while 8GB RAM model goes for RM1,899.
View more pictures and Behind-The-Scenes of the photoshoot here:http://bit.ly/VivoPinPrestige
Original article published by Pin Prestige : https://pinprestige.com/vivo-
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
For pioneers in the e-commerce industry to remain relevant and stay ahead of the pack, they must not solely bank on their experience and know-how – and partner with companies that will help them grow their business. This is especially so when it comes to businesses who need to deal with customers who still opt to make cash payments for their orders and transactions.
Kimstore, the Philippines’ most reliable online gadget store in the country and one of the most awarded online platform, knows this too well. In their quest to make it easier for Filipinos to own and enjoy the latest in mobile technology- from mobile phones, laptops, cameras, gaming consoles, tablet PCs, and various accessories, they chose to partner with LBC in making sure that cash-reliant Filipinos will have an easier way of paying for their orders.
This is why they chose to sign up as a partner of LBC’s Paycollect. With this invaluable service offered by LBC Business Solutions, Kimstore can now access LBC’s nationwide network of more than 1400 branches to collect cash payments from their customers. For just a minimal remittance fee, LBC Paycollect allows Kimstore and other enrolled merchants to use all LBC branches as payment centers for their buyers. More than that, LBC Paycollect service provides these merchants a full consolidated report of all the payments collected and LBC will remit these payments in a manner and lead time most acceptable to them.
By joining LBC’s growing roster of satisfied and successful Paycollect merchants, Kimstore is certain that they will be able attract more online customers into their fold while ensuring that their business remains viable as new competitors surface.
Leading mobile money platform, GCash, is looking for partners in Mindanao for its GCash for Good - a pioneering corporate social responsibility program that enables Filipinos to donate to non-government organizations (NGOs) that champion worthy advocacies from education, environment to animal welfare among others.
This was announced yesterday by GCash VP for Corporate Communications Reyner Villasenor in a press launch held in Park Inn Hotel in Davao City who said that GCash for Good is another big step to further develop the GCash app into a more socially relevant and sustainable platform that help addresses issues across different levels of society.
GCash, operated by operated by Globe Fintech Innovations Inc. (Mynt), is well-equipped to become a springboard for donations to non-government organizations that champion various advocacies, thanks to its scale and innovative digital platform. Thus, the GCash executive is calling on all NGOs in Davao City and nearby cities and provinces to join the GCash for Good as their partners in spreading good to all.
“With GCash for Good, GCash users can use the GCash app to donate to various groups to create an impact on society. This allows GCash to be a more inclusive and open platform that will help create better opportunities for millions of Filipinos. I am calling on all our NGO friends in Davao region and in the whole of Mindanao to join us as we spread the power of good through GCash,” Villasenor said.
For interested NGOs, some regulatory requirements need to be completed before becoming official GCash for Good partners to ensure the organizations are legitimate and the money donated cannot be abused.
The GCash for Good program currently involves 35 NGOs, which are included in the initial batch after completing their documentation requirements both from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and Mynt before the program was launched. The program has already been launched in Manila and Cebu.
During the GCash for Good launch in Davao City, Villasenor also disclosed that that people now prefer to donate online, as this removes the hassle of having to go through long queues and processes, giving them more time to focus on their daily lives.
He quoted a study by 2017 Global Trends in Giving which shows that 54 percent of individuals prefer to donate online, while the total volume of donations made online grew by a strong 12.1 percent.
Various researches also show a growing trend in micro-donations and crowdfunding, with sites like Patreon and Kofi gaining massive support. According to Tech’s Good, micro-donations range between $0.25 and $10. This kind of donations, although small at a time, can make a huge difference once added up.
“With innovative mobile money technology like GCash, people who want to do good are now empowered with a more efficient experience. Any amount will create huge opportunities for organizations that forward different issues. With GCash for Good, users will also have direct access to where their donations go. It showcases a more transparent ad user-friendly interface for anyone to access, ” Villasenor stressed.
Victor Consunji Jr. is a real estate mogul, an adventure traveler, and a seasoned athlete who was the first Filipino to run the North Pole marathon. Above all, he is a dedicated husband to wife Maggie and a proud father to 7 year old son Connor.
Stemming from his father’s roots and now a board member of the mega construction company DMCI, Consunji has also set up his own construction and development enterprise, the VConsunji Group. His company’s biggest and most ambitious project so far is the M Residences, whose design was inspired by his travels and experiences as a family man and engineer. Family is an important consideration for the M Residences concept. Consunji says, “We provide homes to bridge the gap between work, family, and life in general. Living inside the city is very challenging; you deal with traffic, high cost of living and the ever progressing march towards miniaturization of living spaces. I provide real homes and the means to acquire them.”
Running one of the biggest development companies in the country is a feat, yet Consunji always manages to find time for his wife and son. Together, his family shares a passion for sports and explores as many places as they can together. He says, “Family time is important; little things matter. And I give them (family activities) the same or higher priority, as work meetings. I will not push off family time for other matters.”
Consunji says, as a family man, he has to strike a balance between family and work, and also find time for himself. “A balance is needed, or else you risk personal disaster. My personal view is to make sure I give all three parts of my life as much attention as I can. I feel that when you can satisfy all three, you live a life less stressful, more hopeful and, ultimately, happy.”
For Consunji, being a father is the greatest source of achievement, pride, and inspiration. Fatherhood has further reinforced the importance of time.
For fathers like Consunji who truly value time and want to spend as much of it with family while pursuing their career and other passions, a dependable wristwatch like the New TechnoMarine Grand Cruise–with Swiss components and an automatic movement–is just the right tool that helps him keep track of all that time in style. The watch has a power reserve of up to 41 hours and an accuracy rating of -20 seconds to +40 seconds per day under normal conditions. Along with a versatile design and two distinguishable models, with silicone strap and the other with a steel bracelet, this timepiece features water resistance of up to 200 meters.
TechnoMarine stores are located at Robinsons Galleria, Robinsons Magnolia, Shangri-La Plaza, SM City Cebu, SM Lanang Premier Davao, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, TriNoma, and Uptown Mall, BGC
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) through the Philippine Trade and Investment Centre (PTIC) in Sydney featured two award-winning products from the Philippines at the Independence Day celebrations in Australia on 10 June 2019.
Guests were able to sample Malagos Chocolates, the award winning Philippine chocolates from Davao. The renowned chocolates were made from tree-to-bar -- a process by which the sowing, tending, harvesting, fermenting, drying, sorting, roasting, and producing the chocolate is done right on the company’s farm -- giving the products a more distinctive and pronounced taste.
Due to the distinctive quality of its product, Malagos Chocolates has garnered prestigious international awards putting the Philippines, specifically Davao, in the chocolate map of the world.
Meanwhile, Manille Liqueur de Calamansi and Paradise Mango Rum were also served during the celebrations in Sydney and Perth.
Manille Liqueur de Calamansi is a vodka-based drink that uses the essence of the zesty Calamansi or Philippine lime rind sourced from the Mangyan farmers in Mindoro province in the Philippines. Another product, Paradise Mango Rum, is a natural fruit-based liqueur made from world-renowned Philippine mangoes and premium aged rum. The product has garnered numerous awards overseas and is a testament to the capability of the Philippines to produce global brands recognized and appreciated by international connoisseurs.
“We want Australians to know we have good, quality products in the Philippines that are recognized and appreciated internationally. Our goal is to make these products available in supermarket shelves, boutique stores, duty free shops, hotels, bars and specialty stores in Australia soon,” said Philippines Special Trade Representative to Australia Alma Argayoso.
“Not only are the products good, but by supporting and patronizing these brands, Australians will also be able to support local farmers in the Philippines who adhere to ethical and sustainable farming and strict quality standards,” she added.
Workbank, an online talent solutions platform, believes that finding the right job match can be exciting and rewarding. The youth or any Filipino looking for a new job should be encouraged when sifting through the lists of potential employers.
Workbank carried out an Intercept Survey in November to get an overview of what motivates the Filipino youth when looking for possible employment. The survey reveals that 33% of respondents, 19-24 years old, consider better pay as the main factor in accepting a job offer, while 32% said they would go for a job that would allow them enough flexibility to still work and do things that they love. The rest wants a job that offers them professional development.
Workbank, was introduced to the Philippines by Aventus Informatics, a tech company in India, in 2017 to invest in Filipinos and help them connect with the right job opportunities across the country. The online platform is designed to make information and resources easily accessible when deciding on what job to apply for.
According to the January 2018 Labor Force Survey by the Philippine Statistics Authority, 18 million of the 47 million employed workers in the country belong to the youth sector.
"Workbank continuously works to provide young people the resources to start and progress in the careers they aspire for," said Workbank Country Head Reggie Fernandes.
In utilizing technology, Workbank designed matching tools for job hunters and recruiters to find the right job for them. The time saved can be used for looking for other matches. This widens the job hunters’ opportunities and gives them more options. Workbank's complete recruitment tool allows recruiters to track their candidate from the beginning of the application to the hiring process.
"Our smart job matching tools not only connect you to the jobs that meet your qualifications but enable recruiters to find you and offer you better opportunities," shared Fernandes.
Workbank's investment with the youth comes also in the form of training with partners Grab and Zalora to arm them with additional employment skills. Recruiters not only look for degrees and diplomas but also skills that would benefit companies and organizations. The training sessions will give them an edge over other applicants in terms of competency and proficiency.
Upon signing up on Workbank, job hunters qualify for a P100-discount on a Grab ride when they use it going to the job interview. For a minimum spend of P1,500 on Zalora, new signees on Workbank get P300 off. For fresh graduates who are asked for a transcript of records and diploma, another Workbank partner, Papeles.ph will give 20% discount for document processing upon signing up.
The referral system works best for both the applicants and recruiters. It helps not only the referrer because they earn something extra that they can use in other job-hunting requirements but also the one being referred to because they also get closer to the right job fit. The more talents the more options for recruiters and the bigger is the possibility that they would employ the person they are looking for.
The top 10 referrers for the month receive Sodexo Premium Pass Gift Certificates. They also have a chance to win as much as P7,000 worth of GCs.
“Workbank believes that investing in talents by empowering them with resources to help them land the job they aspire for will encourage them more to look for their perfect fit and not settle for anything less,” said Fernandes. “Landing a job is harder, staying is the hardest so it is important that from the beginning, applicants have the option to compare potential employment and grab the ones that answer their reasons for applying.”
For more information, visit www.workbank.com.
Workbank is an online talent solutions platform that invests in Filipinos not only by connecting them to job opportunities across the country, but also by ensuring they are equipped with information and resources to help them be the most productive they can be. Founded in 2017, Workbank is the flagship brand of Aventus Informatics, a tech company based in India that develops a wide range of products using the smartest technologies.
Monday, June 10, 2019
Seascape Village is giving freedom-loving Filipinos the best reasons to celebrate Independence Day! From June 12 to 14, the dining complex which offers an authentic seafood market experience, will have a food flash sale where a kilo of local crabs will be sold for only P21!
80 coupons per day will be given away during the promo. The first 40 coupons will be distributed from 12NN to 4PM, and the second batch from 5PM to 8PM.
To qualify, like the SEASCAPE VILLAGE official Facebook page and share the Philippine Independence Day Promo post at least a day before claiming the coupon.
Coupons will only be given to dine-in customers who will pay the P21 fee and show proof that the promo post was shared in their Facebook account. Cooking and service charges are exclusive of the discounted rate, and only 1 voucher can be used for every group of 5 diners.
After claiming the coupon, dine-in customers will only pay 21 pesos for a kilo of live crabs! They can then have it cooked by any of the 8 participating restaurants at Seascape Village.
A more upscale yet readily accessible seafood market with a wide array of restaurants, Seascape Village also offers the most diverse and freshest seafood—from shellfish and tuna, to groupers and imported crabs and lobsters—at prices that will surely fit everyone’s taste and budget!
So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Seascape Village and celebrate Independence Day with your family and friends over a sumptuous seafood dining experience. Seascape Village is located between Sofitel Philippine Plaza and the Manila Film Center at the CCP Complex in Pasay City. Per DTI-FTEB permit number 9711, series of 2019. Visit https://web.facebook.com/seascapevillage/ for more details.
What is an independent Filipina? Is she someone who likes to do things on her own, learn new experiences as she moves through life, or someone who knows how to take care of herself? For many women, being independent means more than living on their own. It also means experiencing life in her own terms and being able to follow one’s passion without restriction.
Take it from Popstar Royalty Sarah Geronimo who is starting to claim and enjoy her own independence—free to chase her passion and discover new ones. “Para po sa’kin, being an independent person means kaya mong gawin ‘yung mga bagay na gusto mong gawin. As an independent woman, gustung-gusto ko pong mag-explore ng mga bagay na di ko pa nagagawa, and also learn more about myself in the process.”
One passion she decided to pursue is cooking. “Ang sarap po kasi ng pakiramdam na kaya mong ipagluto yung sarili mo. Whenever I cook, I get that sense of freedom in my own kitchen. I’m free to experiment, try new dishes, or recreate my Mom’s recipes,” she adds. “Kaya to all independent women out there, I advise that you learn how to cook. It’s very empowering to rely on yourself, and a good start will be in the kitchen.”
As testament to her new-found independence in pursuing her passion, Sarah even shared some easy-to-cook recipes. Her favorites are found in the cookbook that comes with every purchase of the all-new Phoenix Super LPG at select super hubs.
Whether you’re living alone or just simply someone who loves to do things on their own, these Sarah G-approved dishes will make you rediscover the joys of cooking (and eating!).
Thursday, June 6, 2019
There is nowhere to go but up for PayMaya Philippines, the country’s leading digital payments company, as it officially backs the UP Men’s Basketball Team in the upcoming Season 82 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP).
The UP Fighting Maroons have recently gained immense popularity due to their stellar performance in the last UAAP season. Iskos and iskas all over the country, along with many Filipino basketball fans, cheered for the team considered by many as perennial underdogs in the collegiate basketball tournament.
“As a home-grown digital brand that aims to change the game for the Filipino consumers and enterprises, the story of the UP Men’s Basketball team, along with their hard work, grit, and passion for excellence, resonates very well with all of us at PayMaya”said Orlando B. Vea, Founder-CEO of PayMaya Philippines.
The UP community, headed by the University President, Danilo Concepcion, also expressed his excitement about this partnership. “We’re thankful to PayMaya for the trust and the faith they have placed in our basketball team. Having the support of a young and innovative brand like PayMaya, will definitely give us the much-needed boost to step up our game. We couldn’t be more excited to go on this journey to the finals with them, and to deepen our collaboration with PayMaya in the future,” Concepcion said.
"The UP Men's Basketball Team is extremely grateful for all the support that has come our way the past year, and we're more than glad to welcome PayMaya into the growing UP Fighting Maroons family. As we gear up for the upcoming season, we need all the support we can get and local brands such as PayMaya help us get to where we want to be," added UP Men's Basketball Team Head Coach Bo Perasol.
This is not the first time PayMaya Philippines showed support to a promising sports team and endeavor. Just recently, the brand backed PayMaya Highflyers at the Premier Volleyball League, flying high with the team until the finals. Afterwards, the brand also threw in their support towards the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League which features teams representing their regions in a semi-professional tournament.
Now, as the UP Fighting Maroons prepare for the start of this year’s UAAP season, PayMaya extends its support to the league’s most-anticipated team by also providing the student-athletes a digital way to spend their allowances with their very own PayMaya account.
With PayMaya on hand, the players will be able to kickstart their cashless living, allowing them to use their money in the most secure and convenient way, so they can focus their energy on their daily training.
During the launch, the UPMBT players received their very own PayMaya cards which they linked to their PayMaya app so they can get the most out of their cashless experience. With PayMaya, they can easily shop online and in their favorite establishments, send and receive money to and from their loved ones, pay bills, buy discounted prepaid load and gaming pins, and many more.
Download the PayMaya app now and experience cashless living like no other. All you have to do is register an account, add money, and start paying for the things you love. To know more, visit www.paymaya.com.
When it comes to smartphones, there are simply cameras that let you capture everyday moments, and there are optics built to let you capture more breathtaking ones, using a broader perspective.
This is what the all-new Vivo Y15 offers—the power to capture wider moments, for more of life’s wonders in one shot—thanks to its AI Triple Rear Camera setup (13MP+8MP+2MP) which enables a 120-degree Super Wide-Angle shot.
Now available at all Vivo dealers and concept stores nationwide for only P10,999, the Y15 also boasts of a 16MP front camera and packs 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal memory, powered by a 5,000mAh battery.
Aside from the super-wide angle shot, the Vivo Y15 also offers the following scene modes: PPT, Professional, PDAF, Palm Capture, Voice Control, Time-Lapse, Slow, Live Photos, HDR, Portrait Mode, Panorama, Portrait Bokeh (single front camera), Watermark, AI Face Beauty, and Camera Filter.
Wider moments come alive with the Y15’s 6.35-inch LCD display that boasts of an HD screen resolution of 1544x720 pixels.
The Vivo Y15 comes in Aqua Blue and Burgundy Red colors and is also available online at Lazada (https://www.lazada.com.ph/shop-mobiles/vivo/) and Shopee (www.shopee.ph/vivophilippines).
Vivo is a leading global technology company committed to creating trendsetting smart mobile innovations and services. Vivo is devoted to forming a vibrant mobile internet ecosystem, and currently owns and operates an extensive network of research operations, with R&D centers focusing on the development of cutting-edge consumer technologies including 5G, AI, mobile photography and next-generation smartphone design.
In recent years, Vivo has taken frequent efforts in the sports field and is committed to promoting the mutual penetration of the brand’s diverse fields and diversifying its brand image. Vivo Philippines announced its partnership with the NBA by the end of 2017.
Currently, Vivo has over two hundred million users enjoying its mobile products and services around the world. Vivo is present in 18 markets globally and features offline retail stores in over 1,000 cities worldwide. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.
Remember when you were little and you would wake from your siesta to play Tumbang Preso? Or that one classmate who always had a guitar and played OPM classics? Nostalgic, isn’t it? Travel back in time as SM Supermalls celebrates Independence Day through unique and exciting festivities with a twist!
“Filipino pride is always alive. As we commemorate Pinoy pride, we celebrate our nation through unforgettable Pinoy activations that bring lots of fun and excitement for everyone at SM,” said SM Supermalls senior vice president for marketing Jonjon San Agustin.
Here are six ways to celebrate Pinoy pride this June at SM Supermalls:
1. Raise your flag. This June 12, pledge to the flag during the Flag Raising Ceremony and proudly remember what it took to achieve the freedom we enjoy today.
2. Salute to troops. It’s time to give back to people who work day and night for the safety of the Filipinos. Men and women in uniform may score special discounts at the Independence Day Sale from select stores. Don’t forget to bring your service ID!
3. Buy Pinoy. Bring your families to SM’s Pinoy bazaar and laud over a grand showcase of Philippine-made products and one-of-a-kind delicacies from all over the country!
4. Celebrate Local Music. There’s really quite nothing like OPM. From June 8 to 12, fall in love with with chart-topping OPM hits from classic hits to modern beats featuring best-loved local artists.
Vivo! Pilipinas. On June 1 to 12, take creative photos with friends and family at the VIVO! Pilipinas photowall, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #VivoPilipinasAtSM for a chance to win exciting prizes!
Kalyelympics. What’s Filipino pride without traditional Filipino games? From June 8 to 12, bring back your childhood memories with a digitized Larong Pinoy for a chance to win exclusive prizes at select SM malls nationwide! Participants should simply scan the QR code at the event area, log in or register, pick a game (Bato Bato Pik and Tumbang Preso), and play to win instant goodies!
Show off your Pinoy pride like never before this Independence Day at SM Supermalls! For more information, visit www.smsupermalls.com.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
HISTORIA, CULINARIA, Y CULTURA: A Celebration of Philippine Independence Day Through Food, Fashion & Culture
Experience a celebration of Philippine Independence Day like no other when HISTORIA, CULINARIA, Y CULTURA kicks off on June 8, 2019. The 2-day festival celebrates 121 years of Philippine Independence through a showcase of heritage food, fashion and culture in Taal Heritage Town, Taal, Batangas.
The Historia aspect aims to educate visitors on interesting and little known facts about Philippine significant segments in Philippine history, particularly on the aspects of art and architecture. There will be talks by experts on Philippine History Art and Architecture, and guided tours to historical places in Taal—especially the houses of illustrious Filipino families that have helped achieve Filipino nationhood.
There will also be Film Showings featuring momentous period films that showcase the skill and soul of noted Filipino filmmakers. Apart from that, amateur and professional photographers will display their snapshots of Taal’s historical places in a 2-day Photo Contest.
Culinaria Filipina will be highlighted during the Pop Up Lunch. Here the the Malolos Congress menu will be recreated and served in one of Taal’s ancestral house where the attendees will be required to put on full period costume.
Calle Tienda, on the other hand, is a 2-day food fair (from June 8 to 9) to be held at Taal’s Social Plaza featuring local and fusion Filipino delicacies. On Calle Jose Diokno, topnotch Filipino culinary artists will conduct food demos on popular Filipino delicacies, traditional cuisine, and long-lost heritage menus.
Cultura, the distinctive Filipino culture which marries Western and Eastern influences into one fluid and vibrant way of life, becomes the inspiration of 3 centerpiece events. The “Mutya at Ginoo ng Kultura”, is the first ever search for the male and female ambassadors who embody Filipino cultural ideals and promote heritage tourism by advocating the preservation and conservation of local culture.
In cooperation with the Lyric Opera of the Philippines, or LyrOpera, “Kundiman ng Lahi”, on the other hand, is a concert of well-loved Filipino music that highlights the different aspects of the Filipino psyche.
As a fitting finale, the grand “Historia en La Moda” is a fashion exposition gala that traces the evolution of traditional Filipino attire from pre-Hispanic times to the genteel days of the pre-war era. “Historia en la Moda” will see the masterful creations of Manila’s top fashion designers as they capture the transformations of the Philippine traditional wear.
These events will happen on June 8 and 9 , 6:00 pm, at the Taal Social Plaza in Calle Mariño-Agoncillo, Taal Heritage Town, Taal, Batangas.
“HISTORIA, CULINARIA, Y CULTURA” is one of the advocacy programs of CASA HISTORIA, a group spearheaded by acclaimed designer Lito Perez and includes members from different professions and endeavors who share a passion for Filipino arts, culture and history.
Perez started the daring initiative to help preserve architectural legacies—an integral part of the rich tapestry of Filipino cultural heritage—in danger of being torn down. In Perez’s vision, past clutches hands with the present to assure the survival of these architectural gems by giving them a significant purpose in the contemporary setting without compromising their integrity and soul. This strategy assures the structures’ continued existence, while re-purposing it for a new function and pumping new life into these ancestral mansions.
In the past couple of years Casa Historia has preserved and maintained houses like Villa Tortuga (Taal, Batangas), Arce Mansion (Vigan, Ilocos Sur) and Casa La Demetria (Pagsanjan, Laguna). Perez has also served as a consultant for the restoration of Ning Balemi (Pampanga), Villa Saryaya (Sariaya, Quezon), Tampuhan Café (Taal, Batangas), and Casa Asunción (Balayan, Batangas) which is owned by the famous actor Leo Martinez. Currently in the process is one of the oldest houses in the Philippines Villa San Vicente in Vigan Ilocos Sur, as well as a few other houses waiting to be restored and given a new life: Casa Lilang (Taal, Batangas), and the Historic Noble House in Caysasay, Batangas.
Visit our Facebook page @HistoriaCulinariayCultura and @casahistoria you can call us at Globe: 0927-9751683 or 0916-6336706 Smart: 0961-2523338
The biggest online sale from ASUS and Lazada Philippines is finally happening this 6th of June, featuring your favorite ZenFone models and ZenPower powerbank units!
Headlining this limited-time promo is the flagship ZenFone 5Z, which will become even more affordable during this time! Together with this killer smartphone will not only be an array of amazing ZenFones but also some of best from the ZenPower series!
So remember to bookmark the official ASUS store on Lazada and get ready for the best sale yet, which ASUS fans of all kind are sure to enjoy!
Check out the complete list of products below:
MOBILE & ACCY FIESTA PRICES
ZenFone 4 Selfie Lite
· 3GB RAM/32GB ROM
· 13MP Selfie Camera with Softlight LED Flash
· SelfieMaster™ Technology
· 2GB RAM
ZenFone 3 Laser
· 4GB RAM/64GB ROM
· 13MP Ultra-fast 0.03s Laser Auto-focus Rear Camera
· Sony IMX Sensor
ZenFone Max Pro M1
· 5,000 mAh Battery Capacity
· 35 Days Standby Time
· Qualcomm™ Snapdragon™ 636
· 3GB RAM/32GB ROM
ZenFone 3 Zoom
· 5,000 mAh Battery Capacity
· 42 Days Standby Time
· Sony IMX 12 MP
· 2.3x Zoom Lens
· Rose Gold (Pink)
ZenFone Max Pro M2
· 5,000 mAh Battery Capacity
· 35 Days Standby Time
· Qualcomm™ Snapdragon™ 660
· 4GB RAM/64GB ROM
· 12MP Sony IMX486 sensor + 5MP Depth Effect Dual Rear Cameras with 13 AI Scene Detection
· 12MP + 120-degree Dual Rear Camera
· Qualcomm™ Snapdragon™ 660
· 6GB RAM/64GB ROM
· Qualcomm™ Snapdragon™ 845
· Dual AI Cameras with 16 AI Scene Detection
· 6GB RAM + 128 GB ROM
· 10,050 mAh Battery Capacity
· Safety Assurance with ASUS PowerSafe Technology
· Bumper Case Colors: Pink, Silver, Black
PHP 995 (Black)
ZenPower Slim 6000
· 6,000 mAh Battery Capacity
· Safety Assurance with ASUS PowerSafe Technology
ZenPower Slim 3000
· 3,000 mAh Battery Capacity
· Safety Assurance with ASUS PowerSafe Technology
ASUS is a multinational company known for the world’s best motherboards, PCs, monitors, graphics cards and routers, and driven to become the most-admired innovative leading technology enterprise. With a global workforce that includes more than 5,000 R&D professionals, ASUS leads the industry through cutting-edge design and innovations made to create the most ubiquitous, intelligent, heartfelt and joyful smart life for everyone. Inspired by the In Search of Incredible brand spirit, ASUS won thousands of prestigious awards in 2018 and ranked as one of Forbes’ Global 2000 Top Regarded Companies, Thomson Reuters’ Top 100 Global Tech Leaders and Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies.