Thursday, May 16, 2019

Factors for Successful Dental Implants

Dental osseointegration, also known as dental implant, is rapidly becoming more popular. With advances in technology, this is the solution most people consider to replace a missing tooth, as it provides better long-term value than conventional replacement options.

But while dental implants are an effective, most natural, and long-lasting oral care solution, not everyone can undergo the procedure. There are several factors that can determine your viability as a good candidate. Here are a few factors you need to consider.

Choose the best system. The dental implant system you choose is a major factor, if not one of the most important decisions to make for the success of your dental implants. Asking your dentist for the best such as Straumann, the undisputed leader when it comes to implant, restorative and regenerative dentistry products, ensures that your investment will pay off.

Using the latest technological advancements in the ever-changing dental landscape, Straumann guarantees, not only the highest-quality materials, but also the best pre and post operative support for dentists, osseointegration specialists, and patients.

Good general health. It is important for patients to be in good overall health before undergoing treatment for dental implants. Those who smoke, drink alcohol, or have diabetes usually have lower success rates with dental implants since these conditions can negatively affect oral health, which affects the healing process of the implant.

Healthy gums. Healthy gums are necessary to support the new dental implant as it fuses with the jawbone. If you suffer from advanced gum disease, you may benefit from periodontal (gum) treatment to rectify this deficiency prior to receiving implants.

Adequate jaw bone support. For implants to be successful, ample support and structure in the jaw are required. Without healthy, strong bones, an implant can possibly fail. If you are lacking sufficient jaw bone density to anchor an implant, the aid of a bone graft can help create a stronger foundation for successful integration.

Commitment to good oral health. Candidates should commit to maintaining their oral hygiene for a successful implant, and to keep the teeth in good shape. This involves daily brushing and flossing, along with periodic visits to the dentist – these hygiene habits are crucial to preserving the health and strength of your natural teeth as well.

The next time you visit your dentist and consider dental implant as your option, you should ask for the best dental implant system which is Straumann – the world’s leading brand for more than 60 years.

For more information, contact Straumann Philippines at 0917-886-8266 or 0915-890-9107 or email Straumann is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by GT Industries.

Why Multi-Faceted mom Keri Zamora Sparkles Like MyDiamond

The incredibly stylish Keri Zamora is the epitome of a modern mom: goal-oriented, multi-faceted, yet in every way caring, doting, and hands-on.

As we celebrate Mother’s day, Keri shares some practical advice for working moms on how to balance their time between career and family, while allowing breathing space to pursue personal hobbies and goals.

Raising four lovely kids in ages seventeen, fourteen, eight, and six, Keri makes sure she is involved in their various activities and interests –attending daughter Amanda’s fashion shows and son Rocco’s basketball games; waking up early for Noah’s soccer practices; and joining Nic in his golf lessons.

Keri’s other persona is that of an entrepreneur. Together with two other friends, she founded Style Trio, an online clothing business. “Having my good friends as partners in my business makes things easier. We divide our tasks so I can work from home and have more quality time with the family.”

As if that weren’t enough, Keri is also a lifestyle blogger with her site Flats & Stilettos, which caters to young and passionate moms who, like her, are ‘”always out and about – be it for our family or for our own personal growth and interests.”

Keri wants to make it known to other moms that they need not give-up pursuing their own personal passions even as they raise a growing family. She also stresses the importance of ‘me time’—the chance to relax, unwind, and pamper one’s self.

In Keri’s case, she turns to gym sessions, online shopping, Netflix, and answering messages on her blog. “Allow yourself to relax, enjoy, and recharge—take that trip with your girlfriends, go to the spa, or gift yourself with something you’ve always wanted.”

Undeniably, fashion is one of Keri’s serious passions and serves as another self-care outlet for her.She describes her personal style asclassic with a twist. “Matching the right accessories is essential too”, she says, “and that includes diamond jewelry from MyDiamond’s Signature Collection”.

For her, the must-have piece of jewelry for every woman is a pair of diamond stud earrings, “I think it’s the most classic and elegant go-to earring which you can wear every day at any occasion.”Keri also shares that one should choose jewelry that is attuned to one’s individuality.
And just like MyDiamond, multi-faceted Keri Zamora clearly sparkles in everything that she does, most especially as a mother. “Motherhood has taught me to be selfless and to be more patient. I may have a lot on my plate right now, but I know my priorities. And that is why I always put my children’s needs before mine.”

FurryPinas Partners with Hands of God Charity Works for Sponsor-a-Child Program

FurryPinas has announced that it has partnered with NGO Hands of God Charity Works to provide their kids an opportunity to take part in FurryPinas 2019 and take home a gift pack.

A donation of 200 pesos will give the child from HGCW the ff. items:

- Entrance to FurryPinas 2019
- FurryPinas Gift trinkets
- Hands of God Charity Works Gift pack

"Each child deserve happiness and joy in life. When each of us were kids, we had dreams we wanted to be fulfilled - Become a superhero, get the best toys you saw from a store, go out to play with your friends, wish for your awesome drawings to come true, meet your favorite cartoon characters, meet a life-sized animal character, and so many more.”

Says by Brian Nicole Uy Executive Director of FurryPinas.
We want to bring children from our charity partner, Hands of God Charity Works, to FurryPinas 2019 to enjoy, have fun, and may be even fulfill some of their dreams.

Uy adds.
The partnership also comes with the release of their official video for the partnership:
If you’d like to take part in the sponsorship program you can head to this link and FurryPinas accepts payments through 7-Eleven, M Lhuillier, BDO Bank Transfer/Deposit, and Coins PH.
FurryPinas 2019 is set to happen this coming June 8-9 at the Bayanihan Center. You can now get your tickets here.

About FurryPinas

FurryPinas is the biggest furry convention in Asia serving as the official annual hub for the furry hobby, community, and culture in the Philippines this year’s event will be at Bayanihan Center this coming June 8 & 9, 2019.

About Hands of God Charity Works

A non-government group who believes in the value and connection of all life. A group of private volunteers who share their time, talent and effort to serve others. The goal was specific, but we always embodied a much larger idea to improve someone’s life.
Know more about the NGO through their site or fanpage.

The Limited Edition V15 Blossom Pink Officially Available 18 May 2019 Onwards

Kuala Lumpur, 16 May 2019 –The Limited Edition V15 in Blossom Pink is officially on sale today onwards at a price of RM 1,299. Each purchase of the Vivo V15 Blossom Pink comes with an exclusive pink humidifier, and a chance to win exclusive dinner passes in the “Dining In The Sky With Your Beloved” contest.

The "Dining In The Sky With Your Beloved" runs from the 18th May 2019 to 16th June 2019 and all that needs to be done is to purchase a V15 in Blossom Pink from any Vivo Concept Stores, snap a photo with the V15 Blossom Pink, upload it to their Facebook and key in these hashtags #vivoMalaysia #vivoV15blossompink #vivoconceptstore. 5 pairs of lucky winners who will be enjoying their dinner-in-the-sky will be announced on the 20th June on Vivo’s Facebook.

On top of that, the first 1000 purchasers of the Vivo V15 Blossom Pink at any Vivo Concept Stores will receive a SimplySiti RM50 voucher that can be used for any purchase for the new SimplySiti Red Collection.

The SimplySiti Red Collection was launched recently in conjunction with their Raya In Red Campaign. The premium range offers cosmetics products with anti-aging benefits for a more youthful look as it uses an innovative formula that combines Korean Technology with Korean Red Ginseng Extract for firmer-looking appearance and to smooth out early signs of aging.

The launch event was held on Monday 13th May 2019 and was attended by Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza herself as well to officiate the collaboration. Limited units of the V15 Blossom Pink with Dato’ Sri Siti Nurhaliza’s signature are still available at selected Vivo Concept Stores.


The Vivo V15 Blossom Pink shares the same specifications as the V15, which comes with the world’s first 32MP Elevating Front Camera that provides a better experience on selfies while its Ultra FullView Display brings you a wider view and perspective.

It is also equipped with the AI Triple Camera that comes with 24 million photosensitive units in the main camera, 8MP AI Super Wide-Angle Camera, 5MP Depth Camera which helps you to capture every single moment.

The V15 Blossom Pink comes with a 6GB RAM and 128GB storage while its 4,000mAh battery extends your usage span.

Beauty products and a selfie-friendly smartphone goes hand-in-hand, Vivo Malaysia also reminds their fans that there is more than RM 100,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs in their “Vivo V15Pro Top Influencer – 32MP Perfect Selfie” contest.

Further information is available on

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

GetGo Promo Winner Unlocks Exciting Free Travels with 1 Million GetGo Points

For Wilfred Dy, what began as a casual search for a way to convert bank rewards points to something more useful became the rewarding experience of his life. The 53-year-old stockbroker from Binondo, Manila is the grand winner of the much-coveted GetGo Points to a Million promo.

“I was really excited when I heard about the promo. I’m a Citibank cardholder and I’ve earned so many points from my everyday purchases. I thought, saan ko kaya siya pwede magamit,” shares Dy. Fortunately, the answer to his question popped out when he heard about GetGo’s biggest bank-wide promo.

As a loyal GetGo member, Dy was thrilled to hear that the lifestyle rewards program is giving its bank partners’ cardholders a chance to win 1 million GetGo points. With this much points, he thought about the many beautiful countries that he and his family can visit and explore.

“For the three years that I’ve been a GetGo member, lagi lang ako nakakakuha ng points from grocery shopping. So, when I found out about this promo, I decided to convert my Citibank points to GetGo points to get those raffle entries for me and my family,” he recounts. “Pero it wasn’t until the last day of the promo that I converted my credit card points and luckily, I won.”

Before winning the promo, Dy has already been enjoying fun travels within and outside of the country. There was even a year when he flew more than five times for leisure trips. Now, as a GetGo Points Millionaire, he is taking his travel lifestyle to new and exciting heights with free flights!

“I was shocked ‘nung may tumawag sa akin from GetGo. It was just a normal morning on my way to work and when I answered the call, I was grateful to have received the good news,” Dy remarked when asked about what he felt when he learned that he won the promo.

Among the destinations that he is excited to fly to with his GetGo points are different international countries, including South Korea and Japan.

Just like Dy, you can also experience a fun and fulfilling lifestyle with GetGo. The rewards program of Cebu Pacific will stop at nothing to bring amazing travel possibilities as they continue to make daily activities like shopping, dining, watching movies, and fueling up more rewarding with points to fly for free. Who knows? You might be the next GetGo Points Millionaire!

For more information on memberships and partners, visit Never miss out on exclusive member offers and the latest news on partner promos by subscribing to GetGo email alerts. Just log in to your account, go to ‘Profile’, select ‘Preferences’, click ‘My Settings’, and choose ‘Count Me In’. You can also like and follow GetGoPH’s official pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Ditch Cigarettes Completely: Here’s Why

Pasig City, May 15, 2019— For those who are trying to quit smoking, remember that the habit does nothing well. Health concerns are just the peak of the problem. Smoking also leads to fires and damages. Be free from the influence of tobacco and follow a healthier life today by making conscious decisions.

To back up positive choices, the World Health Organization (WHO) says that smoking is a leading factor in cardiovascular disease and lung cancer. It claims more than people’s lives. Smoking destroys careers and important relationships, bringing individuals to smoke more.

This is the ugly truth that the WHO has been pushing to address through its World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) celebration, a global effort that seeks to increase the level of awareness about cigarette smoking by explaining its damaging effects to the public.

To help in promoting this advocacy, Sante Philippines, provider of premier organic health and wellness products and services, lists the main harmful effects of continuous cigarette smoking:

Smoking Causes Health Risks

Cigarette and tobacco smoking are the main reasons for major diseases in the world. It is linked with a wide variety of cancers, commonly affecting the heart and lungs. The habit makes smokers vulnerable to diseases because of particles that lower the immune system.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a condition where mucus in the lungs causes difficult breathing, is a result of long-term smoking, usually found in people who have started cigarettes at an early age. Inhaling cigarette smoke also worsens asthma and tuberculosis.

Second-hand Smoking Destroys Lives

Smoking also affects nearby people. When smokers light cigarettes inside their houses, they endanger the health of family members, especially infants and children.

Animals, also, are not immune to the harmful effects of cigarette smoke. Dogs and cats, among other furry companions, are also victims. Felines, particularly, are prone to developing a type of cancer called, malignant lymphoma, if they are exposed to cigarette smoke for long.[vi]

Smoking Affects the Environment

The production of cigarettes and tobacco also set major harm to the environment, with tobacco plantations destroying the land. Areas of dense forests that have been cut down to cultivate tobacco result in soil erosion. Not only that, tobacco production uses trees to create fire for drying tobacco leaves and for rolling and packing cigarettes. If not monitored, cigarettes start forest fires, damaging the ozone layer further and destroying the homes of both animals and people.

Additionally, the procedures in making tobacco release toxic gases. These air pollutants, such as methane and carbon dioxide, negatively affect the ozone layer.

There will always be a link that connects smoking to damages, be it nature or human life. Once people place cigarette butts on their lips, they not only gamble their lives but risk the lives of others. Encourage people around you to stop smoking by vocalizing your concern. They might dislike the attention at first but showing consistent compassion will let them know that you mean the best for them.

Santé offers products that improve the quality of life of Filipinos and people around the world. The company has been providing premier organic health and wellness products and services with Santé Barley at its core. Barley grass is an effective antioxidant, rich with vitamins and minerals that not only detoxifies the body but also, aids in digestive health.

To know more about Santé, and its product offerings, and other upcoming events, visit their official FB Page at or their website at

Hone the Next Big Startup with QBO's Startup Roadshow

The future of Philippine startups looks bright with the Philippines national ranking up by 16 positions, according to the recently released StartupBlink Ecosystem Ranking Report. To continue this momentum, QBO Innovation Hub, the Philippines’ first public-private sector initiative which aims to connect, transform, and empower Filipino startups, holds the Startup Roadshow starting this May.

The roadshow aims to inspire innovators and enable communities throughout the country through sessions on startup business concepts and tools, ideation, design thinking, business model canvas, and local ecosystem mapping. Facilitated by highly experienced QBO members and startup founders, the workshops are designed to be fun and engaging to spark the participants’ creativity as they kickoff their startup journey. The event also features panel discussions and networking opportunities for those wanting to connect with fellow tech leaders.

“The local startup ecosystem continues to grow due to sustained confidence in the country’s economy, technological advancements, and newly-introduced regulations such as the ‘Innovative Startup Act’ which seeks to promote ease of doing business in the Philippines,” says Katrina Chan, Director of QBO Innovation Hub. “While it’s all helpful in creating a healthy business environment for Filipino entrepreneurs, there are more opportunities to bring cutting-edge ideas to life.”
This is the second time that QBO Innovation Hub is holding the roadshow across major cities in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. In 2018, 13 cities and over 1,300 participants joined the first run of the roadshow. Government organizations signed partnerships with QBO to contribute to countryside development efforts. The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) was among the first to get on board, sponsoring programs in 7 cities last year.

QBO hopes to make this year’s roadshow bigger through the support of more partners, communities, and business owners. Interested partners who want to bring the workshop to their respective communities, schools, or cities can host an introductory workshop using QBO’s set module. Partners wanting to learn specific skills or learn more about certain topics can have custom-made workshops as well.

“We saw the impact of last year’s roadshow in answering what most aspiring startup founders want to know: ‘Where do we start?’ We want to help them figure out the answer,” adds Chan. “We’d also like for more partners to come on board with us to help discover the next wave of homegrown startups that will put our country on the global innovation map. Who knows? The next big thing may be in your school, your community, or your city.”
To learn more about the Startup Roadshow, visit and or email

About QBO

QBO (‘ku-bo’) is an innovation hub or a platform for the startup community to collaborate, develop talent, and grow. It provides startups with support and resources through events and capacity building programs as well as focused interventions designed to improve access to markets, knowledge, capital, and talent. QBO is the country’s first public-private initiative for startups, created through a partnership between IdeaSpace, J.P. Morgan, Department of Science and Technology, and Department of Trade and Industry.
Spurred on by the vision of Filipinos startups changing the world, QBO’s mission is to create a globally competitive startup ecosystem in the Philippines.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Making Life Better: The Many Faces of a Hardworking Pinoy

We all look forward to making our lives better regardless of what 'better' means for us. We all strive at our own pace, focusing on working hard in order to reach our personal end goals. This is why some of us also look forward to a deserving relaxation time alone or with family, friends and loved ones, especially on Labour Day. It is, after all, the day for the hardworking ones, a holiday meant to honour the efforts and contributions made to have a better life and a community.

But while Labour Day provides the hardworking Pinoys to get a day off, many still do not have the luxury of celebrating the day on their own terms.

Last Labour Day, we asked five different workers how they manage to persevere despite having a job that barely affords them the opportunity to enjoy the holidays, even the one that is intended for them.

Rhea Abiada, 29

“Nung simula mahirap, pero masasanay ‘din ‘yung sarili mo. ‘Yun talaga ‘yung profession mo kaya walang problema. Nakakatuwa kasi sa pedia ako [naka-station]. Nakakatuwa ‘pag ngumingiti na ulit sa ’yo ‘yung mga bata, ‘yung sa una parang hindi na sila magsu-survive pero gagaling sila at pagbalik nila dito ang lulusog na nila.”

(At first it was difficult, but you’ll get used to it. That’s what your profession calls for, so it’s not a problem. I enjoy being stationed at the pediatric ward. It’s great when the kids are finally smiling at you, especially when earlier you worried about their condition and then they recover and come back and they’re all healthy again).

Mary Grace Arca, 31

“Nung una, lumuwas ako dito sa Cavite para mangamuhan para maging mas malaya ako. Pero gusto ko talagang makatulong sa pamilya ko. Syempre mahirap na hindi ko sila nakakasama pero na-realise ko na mahirap talaga ang buhay namin sa probinsya. Kulang talaga. Kaya natanggap ko na ako ‘yung nasa posisyon para makatulong sa kanila.”

(At first, I moved to Cavite to work as a housekeeper so that I could live independently. But I really wanted to also help my family. Of course, it’s hard to be away from them, but I realised how hard our life in the province truly was. It really wasn’t enough. So, I’ve accepted that it’s my responsibility to help).

Marlon Bucad, 30
Jeepney driver

“Mas mahirap pa nga pag sinesermonan ako ng asawa ko. Pagdating sa pangarap, wala, masaya na ‘ko sa gan’to. Ang pangarap ko na lang ay para sa mga anak ko. Gusto kong mapatapos ko sila.”

(Getting nagged by my wife is harder. As far as dreams go, I’m already good with what I’m doing. My only dream is for my children. I want them to be able to finish school).

John-John “Ambo” Maeso, 29
Taho vendor

“Mahirap ‘pag mainit. Pati na ‘din ‘pag umuulan. Mahina kita. Pangarap ko kasi magkaroon ng motor para lagyan ng sidecar pang-service. Para kahit umuulan, kahit walang benta, may pagkakakitaan pa rin ako.”

(It’s challenging when it’s too hot. The same when it rains. Sales are slow. My dream is to buy a motor that I can attach a sidecar to and then use for [school] service. So even if income from selling taho is low, I’d still have another way of earning money).

Juliet Carrascal, 50
Sidewalk vendor

“Kahit Pasko man ‘yan o baha, nagbebenta pa din ako dito. Minsan hindi na nga ako nakakauwi sa amin. Wala kasing papalit. Pero okay naman kasi dito na lang ako kakain. Bibili na lang ako ng makakain, at may makakain naman sila doon sa bahay. Nalilibang ako dito. Nauubos ‘yung oras ko. Masaya siya, marami kang nakakausap, marami kang nakikilala at marami kang nae-experience. Dito na ‘ko tumanda. Mahilig kasi ako magsugal dati. Lagi akong nagsusugal, pero pagkatapos kong magsimulang magtinda, natanggal na lahat ng bisyo ko. Imbis na magsugal ako, e di magbenta na lang ako. May kikitain pa ‘ko.”

(Whether it’s Christmas or even if there’s a storm, I remain at this post to sell goods. Sometimes, in fact, I don’t get to go home anymore as there’s nobody to take over my post. But that’s okay. I can just buy food and have my meals here knowing my family has food on the table at home. I enjoy my work here. The time just passes by. You get to talk to a lot of people; you meet a lot and you get to experience many things. I’ve spent a good number of years here. I used to gamble a lot but after I started being vendor here, I stopped all my vices. Instead of gambling, I might as well just sell and earn.)

The working Filipino has many different faces. He could be Ambo, who continues striving to earn more for his family. She could be Mary Grace, persevering for her family despite being away from them. This present-day hero could be Marlon, chasing not their own dreams but for others. Or she could be Rhea and Juliet, who see their roles as something more than a job but rather as a vocation and a source of joy.

No matter the kind of worker one is or the kind of job he or she has, anyone who makes an honest living should be celebrated for their hard work and contributions to their family and communities. We salute our fellow Filipinos who face life with great optimism and perseverance to make lives better.

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Shopee Brings Regional Brand Ambassador BLACKPINK to the Philippines for Their First-Ever Meet & Greet

MANILA, MAY 9, 2019 - Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, will bring global K-Pop sensation BLACKPINK to the Philippines for the first Shopee X BLACKPINK Meet & Greet on June 6. Avid BLACKPINK fans, also known as Blinks, will get a once-in-a-lifetime experience to interact with their favorite idols at the event, which will feature exciting draws and giveaways including signed BLACKPINK CDs and Shopee gift certificates.

Shopee users can choose from two tickets, Pink or Black, to get access to the event.

Users can get Pink tickets by purchasing any product from the YG Official Store on Shopee from May 11 to 25 using the special voucher code “SHOPEEXBP”. The first 150 successful buyers will be guaranteed a Pink ticket to the fan meet.

In addition, users can score Black tickets by registering on the official Shopee x BLACKPINK Meet & Greet page in the Shopee app. The top registered users who have an accumulated purchase of at least ₱4,000 on Shopee will receive one Black ticket that comes with an exclusive fan meet pass. To add to the excitement, the top 40 spenders will receive special autographs and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet BLACKPINK live on stage.

Ruoshan Tao, Head of Marketing at Shopee Philippines, said “Since unveiling BLACKPINK as our first regional brand ambassador last year, Shopee has received so much love and support from their Asian fans. Hence, we are delighted to be able to bring them to the Philippines and give Shopee users a chance to meet and interact with their favorite artists in person. We look forward to once again connect BLACKPINK with their massive fanbase in the Philippines and the region.”

For more information on how to join the Shopee x BLACKPINK Meet and Greet, visit

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 Greater 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.

Alaska Fortified IRONKIDS Philippines holds its second leg this year in Cavite

Alaska Fortified IRONKIDS Philippines is a race for boys and girls who are 4 to 14 years old organized and staged by Sunrise Events presented by Alaska Fortified Powdered Milk Drink. For this year, the first Alaska Fortified IRONKIDS Philippines was concluded last March 23 at the Azuela Cove in Davao City as Swim-Run race. Today, May 12, another Swim-Run race will be held in Vermosa Sports Hub in Cavite City. 

It's the perfect sport for children to develop their endurance, strength, make friends and experience the fun of healthy competition.
The Alaska Fortified IRONKIDS Philippines calendar includes a Swim-Run in Azuela Cove in Davao on March 23; Swim-Run, Vermosa Sports Hub, Cavite, May 12; Swim-Run, Subic Bay, June 1; and Swim-Bike-Run, Cebu, August 10. In addition, the event will also hold its annual tradition Alaska Family Run on Friday March 22 at People’s Park, Davao.

The event is perfect time for families to bond. It gives parents the chance to show their children that being physically fit and healthy is more fun. In turn it fosters in children an awareness of the importance of exercise and proper nutrition.

Parents – watching and cheering from the sidelines, with some actual running along beside the young children in previous races – are just as excited if not more so than their children who participate.

Alaska Fortified IRONKIDS Philippines includes competition in the individual category with age groups: 6 to 8 years old (will race in 100-meter swim and 1-kilometer run); 9 to 10 years old (200 meters and 1.5 kilometers); 11 to 12 years old (300 meters and 2 kilometers); and 13 to 14 years old (400 meters and 3 kilometers).
Participants can go solo or partner up with a friend and join the relay category.

There is also the non-competition individual play for beginners which include children who are as young as 4 years old up to 10 years old.
Alaska Fortified IRONKIDS Philippines encourages children to exercise regularly and develop the habit of drinking milk daily. It encourages families to learn the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle together.

Alaska Milk wants children to drop their game consoles and gadgets and encourage them to swim, bike and run out in the sun instead.
Alaska Fortified IRONKIDS Philippines brings not just excitement and fun, it also promotes good values such as determination, discipline and hard work as children aspire to become better athletes.

For more information visit the website, Facebook /­ironkidsphil, Instagram @ironkidsPhilippines or Twitter @ironkidsPhil. Learn more about Alaska Sports at­alaska-sports/­alaskamilkphilippines­/

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Andok’s Champions Lasting Memories this Mother’s Day with #HourMama Campaign

May 12, 2019 - MAKATI, Philippines - When was the last time we took some time off to create a lasting memory with our mother?

This question and our tendency to be overly connected to technology led to popular Litson Manok chain Andok’s to take a back-to-basics observance of Mother’s Day. This year, Andok’s seeks to inspire families to disconnect from their mobile devices and create lasting memories with their mothers on their special day.

Dubbed as #HourMama, Andok’s campaign seeks to encourage people to dedicate at least an hour for some uninterrupted bonding time with their mother.

“Over the years, we have seen technology successfully bridge various gaps in human experience. However, we tend to be so excited with the advancements and the connections we can make from afar that we forget to give the gift of being present to our loved ones who are right beside us,” shared Maverick Javier, Executive Vice President of Andok’s Litson Corporation.

“This inspired us to encourage everyone to take an hour of their time to take a step back, look around, and create new core memories with the people around them. And we thought it is best to kick-off this campaign by sharing new memories with our mothers on their special day.”

The campaign kicks off at Andok’s branch in Makati Avenue where customers and guests go offline from 12 noon to an hour and connect with the mothers in the restaurant. The branch’s WiFi will go WaFi (walang WiFi) as the restaurant’s wireless Internet connection shuts down during this hour. Fueling these personal and live interactions among families is the signature taste of Andok’s offerings, allowing the families to punctuate their connections with Andok’s iconic dishes.

“Andok’s has always been about doing things with heart and appreciation. With #HourMama, we aim to not just have a heart-to-heart connection with our valued customers, but to build meaningful relationships and memories within families. We are hoping this activity will pave the way to more observances of #HourMama as our fellow Filipinos spend more quality and uninterrupted time with their moms – even beyond Mother’s Day. Of course, this is best done with the offerings of Andok’s that we’ve all come to know and love,” adds Javier.

Everyone is also encouraged to join the campaign on Mother’s Day by taking a photo with their mothers after a dedicated offline hour and posting it using in social media using the hashtag #HourMama.

See Everyside of the Election

The Philippine Midterm Election is happening. While many Filipinos might have completed their list of senatorial and local bets, others are still undecided who to root for during #NLE2019. Whether it’s one or another, Twitter is the go-to platform for real-time and relevant political discussions where people can engage with each other and #SeeEverySide of the story. With the platform’s public nature, Filipinos have access to diverse opinions that will deepen their understanding and knowledge regarding key issues and senatorial candidates.

Here are simple ways on how you can #SeeEverySide of #NLE2019:

● Follow accounts of candidates and partylists
The candidates, especially the senatoriables, recognize that they can’t miss out on the number of Filipino voters on Twitter. The platform allows them to know as well as engage their constituents and explain the issues/advocacies that they represent. You can find the list of senatorial candidates’ Twitter account here.
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● Follow trusted accounts that cover the election, including the Commission on Elections (@COMELEC)
Twitter has been the platform for real-time news. Keeping track of the latest developments on the election gives Tweeps a wider understanding of the relevant issues. This can help Filipinos gauge the candidates on where they stand on public matters. Fact-checking and voters’ education are also key concerns for the public. Twitter consolidated news outlets’ accounts that Tweeps can follow is available here.

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● Be sure to turn on your Twitter notifications, so you would never miss an update from the accounts or conversations you follow.

To adjust push notifications:
1. In the top menu, tap your profile icon.
2. Select Settings and privacy.
3. Tap Notifications, then tap Push notifications and select which types of notifications you would like to receive.

To view Tweet notifications from accounts you follow:
1. In the top menu, tap your profile icon.
2. Select Settings and privacy.
3. Tap Notifications, then tap Push notifications.
4. Tap Tweets.

● Make use of the Lists feature on Twitter
Enable your notifications and subscribe to public lists to find curated topics and updates about the upcoming elections. You may also create your own list to organize the way you follow Tweets and accounts. The complete guide on how to use Twitter Lists is available here.

To help you get started, here are the steps on how to create or follow Twitter lists:

How to create a List
1. Click on your profile icon to show the dropdown menu.
2. Click on Lists.
3. Click Create new List.
4. Select a name for your List, and a short description of the List. List names cannot exceed 25 characters, nor can they begin with a number. Then select if you want the List to be private (only accessible to you) or public (anyone can subscribe to the List).
5. Click Save List.

How to subscribe to/follow other people's Lists
1. Click or tap Lists when viewing someone's profile.
2. Select which List you'd like to subscribe to.
3. From the List page, click or tap Subscribe to follow the List. You can follow Lists without following the individual accounts in that List.

● Use Hashtags to quickly search the election updates and trending issues
#NLE2019, #AlamMoBa and #NakapiliKaNaBa are the official hashtags the Commission on Elections (@COMELEC) use in their information campaign about the elections and the electoral process. With the help of these hashtags, Tweeps can keep track of the latest developments on the elections - ensuring that no one gets left behind. Other related hashtags include #PHVote, #Eleksyon2019 and #Halalan2019.

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● Join the conversation
Twitter allows first-time voters to gain awareness and jumpstart their voting journey. Twitter is a free space, anyone can pitch in to provide knowledgeable advice, education, and information on how to vote wisely. Filipinos can actively listen or express their own stance as well as connect to issues closest to their views. Additionally, the platform also continuously doubles its effort in helping curb election manipulation and interference.

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Friday, May 10, 2019


With the summer season still in high gear, ASUS Philippines and Lazada Philippines once again team-up for the Lazada Picture Perfect Sale. From May 10 to 13, ZenFone classics, such as the ZenFone 3 Zoom and theZenFone 4, will be going on jaw-dropping price drops that any ZenFan surely cannot miss! So, ZenFans, grab the chance to get these amazing ZenFones and get ready to capture all kinds of beloved summer moments.
The ZenFone 4 sports a 12MP + 120 degree dual rear cameras that can help take photos of any scale. ItsSony IMX 362 also allows for easy phase detection, to ensure vivid imagery. The ZenFone 4 also comes withQualcomm™ Snapdragon™ 660 for epic smartphone performance as well as a 6GB RAM/64GB ROMcombination.
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The ZenFone 3 Zoom carries a Sony IMX 12MP rear shooter that is coupled with a 2.3x zoom lens. This particular combination ensures quality photos are taken at any distance. As a bonus, this particular ZenFone is also equipped with a 5,000 mAh battery capacity that can last up to 42 days on standby, promising that photos can be taken at any time without the worry of running low on juice.

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For more information, check out the spec rundown below:
ZenFone 4
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·        12MP + 120-degree Dual Rear Camera
·        Qualcomm™ Snapdragon™ 660
·        6GB RAM/64GB ROM
PHP 29,995.00
PHP 11,295.00
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·        5,000 mAh Battery Capacity
·        42 Days Standby Time
·        Sony IMX 12 MP
·        2.3x Zoom Lens
·        Rose Gold (Pink)

PHP 19,995.00
PHP 6,295.00

Tags: #ZenFone, #ZenFone3Zoom, #ZenFone4


About ASUS

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Vivo Empowers Gamers at PUBG MOBILE Club Open SEA League 2019

Kuala Lumpur, 9th May 2019 – Empowered by leading smartphone brand Vivo, Southeast Asia’s best PUBG MOBILE teams, including RRQ Athena from Thailand (the global champion of PUBG MOBILE Star Challenge 2018) began their battle in the PUBG MOBILE Club Open SEA League 2019 (PMCO 2019 SEA League) starting May 8, 2019. Vivo’s official smartphone will be the secret weapon for gamers as they battle their way for not only the coveted Chicken Dinner, but also part of a $2.5 million USD prize pool in the inaugural PMCO 2019 SEA League.
This global partnership reinforces Vivo’s commitment to bring the ultimate gaming experience to fans but also realize the ambition to redefine creativity and shape the future of the eSports industry. From PMCO 2019 SEA League’s individual matches, Vivo has been at the forefront of elevating the growth of esports in the region through providing highly competitive gaming products.
“This partnership with PUBG MOBILE is a landmark achievement for us given that it is the leading mobile game developed by Tencent Games and PUBG Corporation which has over 200 million fans per download excluding China, Korea, and Japan.” said Mike Xu, CEO for Vivo Malaysia at the opening ceremony. “We are excited to kick start the PMCO 2019 SEA League today and empower the best gamers in the region in their conquest for glory. Many Vivo fans are gamers too, so being able to empower them through such meaningful partnership is very exciting for us.”

The V15Pro with 8GB RAM is the official smartphone for the PMCO 2019 SEA League and this will ensure the ultimate gaming performance. Its Multi-Turbo Engine delivers optimum performance during even the most intense mobile game play. It combines several turbos namely Center Turbo, Net Turbo, Cooling Turbo, AI Turbo and Game Turbo to ensure a smooth-running user experience. Topping it off, V15Pro’s Ultra FullView™ Display provides gamers with an uninterrupted, immersive view while defeating their enemies.

Here are a few familiar faces among the teams who qualified to the PMCO 2019 SEA LeagueThe Malaysian teams has gained a lot of support and we shall see how they perform.

The PMCO 2019 SEA League consists of 5 match days with a duration of 5 weeks. There will be 20 teams from the National Finals plus 4 wildcard teams divided into 3 groups through a draw event (8 teams per group). In the PMCO 2019 SEA League phase, the 4 highest ranking teams from the different regions will qualify for the PMCO 2019 SEA League Grand Finals. Excluding 4 regional Number 1 teams, the top 12 teams in the PMCO 2019 SEA League will advance to the PMCO 2019 SEA League Grand Finals.

The PMCO 2019 will culminate this July, as the top 16 teams will compete in the Spring Split Global Finals in Berlin, Germany. Another Fall Split is planned for later this year.

The PMCO 2019 Spring Split began in March, with more than 30,000 teams from around the world participating in official in-game qualifiers for a chance to earn a spot in the Spring Split Group Stage in their respective region.

More information about PMCO 2019 can be found here.

About Vivo
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.
PUBG MOBILE is developed by Tencent Games and PUBG Corporation and based on PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, the original PC and Xbox One gaming phenomenon that took the world of interactive entertainment by storm in 2017. Up to 100 players parachute onto a remote island to do battle in a winner-takes-all showdown. Players must locate and scavenge their own weapons, vehicles and supplies, and defeat every player in a visually and tactically rich battleground that forces players into a shrinking play zone.

PUBG MOBILE is available to download for free on the App Store and Google Play. For more information, please visit the official PUBG MOBILE accounts on FacebookTwitter and YouTube.