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Power up your travel lifestyles with Cebu Pacific GetGo Visa Cards

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Amazing shopping benefits and travel rewards await when you apply for your own Cebu Pacific GetGo Visa cards. 

Traveling to new destinations and discovering the wonders of the world is already a rewarding experience in itself. But, did you know that your daily expenses and shopping can get you more exciting benefits for your weekend trips and holiday vacations?


As more people are enjoying a lifestyle of travel, debit and credit cards are doubling as loyalty rewards cards to bring more thrilling and memorable experiences. The country’s leading local carrier, Cebu Pacific, offers a bigger fleet of GetGo cards powered by Visa and UnionBank to make traveling a rewarding experience in more ways than one. With your own Cebu Pacific GetGo Visa cards, you can enjoy the following:

Cashless transactions abroad
Most cards, whether debit, credit, or prepaid, are now accepted worldwide. This makes souvenir shopping more convenient and hassle-free as you don’t have to worry about carrying physical cash abroad. Cebu Pacific GetGo’s newest prepaid card also works as a multi-currency card that frequent travelers can reload and use at Visa-accredited merchants anywhere in the world.

First-class treatment
Cebu Pacific and GetGo also let you experience world-class accommodation while waiting for your next flight. Cebu Pacific GetGo Platinum Credit cardholders can have access to airport lounges in NAIA Terminal 3 where they can rest and relax before their international flights. You can also get priority check-ins, free 5kg baggage allowance, and even free travel insurance.

Early alerts on promos and seat sales
What also makes travel rewards programs worthwhile is the exclusive notices on seat sales to your favorite local and international destinations. When you have a Cebu Pacific GetGo Visa card, you can instantly avail of special flights with your points or earn points for free travels when you use your card to pay for your tickets. You can also enjoy exciting promos with partner merchants of GetGo and UnionBank.

Instant points for more adventures
Converting points has never been easier with the line of Cebu Pacific GetGo Visa cards. The cards provide one of the best earn rates in the country - one GetGo point for every P30 spent using the credit card and P88 spent using the debit and prepaid card. You can even earn twice when you purchase from GetGo’s partner merchants using your debit or credit card. GetGo points are also automatically transferred to your GetGo account every month so you can fly for free faster.


Cebu Pacific brings its exciting fleet of GetGo Visa cards which gives you points to fly for free and special access to travel benefits every time you shop.    


Enjoy all these exclusive travel benefits when you apply for a card for your everyday lifestyle. You can select from CEB GetGo Debit Card (http://bit.ly/CEBGetGoDebitCard), Credit Card (http://bit.ly/CEBGetGoCreditCard), Platinum Credit Card, and Prepaid Card (http://bit.ly/CEBGetGoPrepaidCard).



Cardholders who will apply for a Cebu Pacific GetGo Credit or Platinum Credit Card from now up to October 31, 2018 can enjoy 8,000 GetGo points by spending P20,000 using their new credit card within 65 days from card approval date. A special 8,000 GetGo points promo code will be rewarded to Platinum cardholders who will spend another P20,000 within the same period. Go to https://unionbankph.com/8kgetgopoints for the full promo mechanics.



So, what are you waiting for? Live the best life with your own Cebu Pacific GetGo Visa cards by UnionBank and enjoy points for a free trip to your dream travel destination! Promo is extended until October 31, 2018.



For more information on memberships and partners, visit www.getgo.com.ph. Stay updated on the latest promos by liking GetGoPH’s official pages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Local Mental Health non-profit strongly recommends opening the conversation on Mental Health in the workplace to achieve better productivity




World Mental Health Day is recognized across many countries, including the Philippines, on an annual basis to raise awareness of the growing concern over Mental Health issues that continue to rise amidst changing times. In the Philippines, the entire Mental Health Workforce is only composed of 2 people per 100,000 people in the Philippines. The latest report from Department of Health stated that 1 in 5 Filipinos suffer from a form of mental illness.  More than 300 million employees according to the study by World Health Organization (WHO) suffer from it.

According to WHO, the workplace is one of the key environments that affect our well-being and health.  Globally, only 9% of mental health promotion and prevention programs are focused in the Workplace.

We spend at least 9 hours a day at our workplaces. If it’s not a healthy environment for your mind, body, and soul, your output and morale will definitely suffer,” states Philippa Keys, ex-officio of InTouch Philippines. This non-stock, non-profit organization has been providing Mental Health Services in the Philippines since the 80’s.

A recent study conducted by the World Health Organization revealed that the global economy loses up to 1 trillion US dollars annually due to lost productivity caused by Mental Health Issues such as depression and anxiety,” Keys shares. “There’s still a stigma that prevents people from talking about their Mental Health issues. The ever-increasing demand to deliver more in the workplace in shorter timeframes is still prevalent across different industries. And it’s time for companies to play their part by providing an environment that opens the conversation on Mental Health.”

In Touch Philippines has extended help to hundreds of struggling employees along the way through its Employee Well-being Program or EWP.

Among those who have availed of EWP from In Touch Philippines is Havas Ortega. As an organization that belongs to the highly competitive and evolving marketing and communications industry, achieving work-life balance is a difficult task to contend with. Havas Ortega partnered with In Touch Philippines to help its employee address the day-to-day challenges that affect employees’ Mental Health as they do agency work. Through its partnership with In Touch, the organization was able to create its TALK program which provides every employee a dedicated 24/7 Employee Hotline as well as subsidized private counseling sessions. Adding to these benefits, resource speakers from In Touch Philippine’s pool of professional experts has enabled Havas Ortega to conduct monthly In-house Skill Builder Sessions to educate and empower the workforce on a range of topics such as “Mental Health Awareness and First Aid”, “Stress Management” and “Finding Grit”.



Jos Ortega, CEO of Havas Ortega enthusiastically shares why upper management has given its full support behind this initiative, “Employees are the most important asset in the company. Here at Havas Ortega, we want to make sure that we look after their health with a holistic approach - and that includes putting a premium on mental well-being. At the end of the day, we want to keep them inspired and motivated. We want to ensure them that there is a solid support system to help them keep going.” The first of its kind in the local advertising industry, Havas Ortega’s internal mental health program became possible based on its cohesive partnership with In Touch Philippines.

For more information on In Touch Philippines’ Employee Well-being program, you can call  893 1893 or email intouch@in-touch.org.  In Touch Philippines also hosts a 24/7 crisis line, offers face to face counselling, and leads training sessions to build skills for healthier mental and emotional well-being for individuals and their loved ones.










The only guide to getting insurance you need to see




When it comes to personal finance, especially for millennials making adultier decisions by getting insured, things are actually easier than you think.


If you don't know much on how to get the ball rolling on this financial decision, that doesn't have to be your problem anymore because just below is the ultimate how-to for millennials itching to get insurance:

  1. Go to your nearest bank--and that's it

Wait. What?

You might be thinking you got duped into reading this list, but honestly that's all you need to know and do.
Getting insured doesn’t have to be a five-step, ten-step complicated cha-cha between you and your prospective insurance provider. There's this thing called bancassurance which basically means banks can now sell you insurance products from their partner insurance company.

What difference does that make, you ask?

On the process part, it means less hassle to find a location close to you, with more things you can get done in one spot like bank deposits, credit card payments, utilities payments, the list goes on, really.. Another good thing about it is the bancassurance firm manages your account through--big word alert--an institutional relationship, which is another way of saying the company centralizes your account so you can transact in any bank branch you choose.

Then there's the talk on what kind of insurance you'll be getting. Taking insurance through bancassurance means you'll be getting the best, and trustiest products you can choose from.

For example, ever wanted insurance while also being interested in investing, but you only had a budget to choose one? A great bancassurance firm has unit-linked products, like Life Ready Plus--an insurance product that allots a portion of your premium to investments so you can prepare yourself for future needs while building your wealth.

Even if you have other concerns you need insurance for, like protecting yourself from a humongous medical bill from critical illness or building a fund that can prepare for certain types of taxes you or your family will have to deal with in the future like estate tax, there's always going to be a product that'll fit your need. For all your questions, a Bancassurance Sales Executive, or BSE in short, will always be ready to answer your questions and pair you up with a policy that's just right for you.


They can provide a proposal for you in a jiffy with the right documents. No lengthy paperwork to deal with because you'll be using a tablet to input your details. No need to inconvenience yourself bringing photocopies of your ID either because they can include a photo of your ID in your customer file, kept safe by special encryption made especially difficult and impractical to hack.

Paying premiums is easy-breezy too. You can choose to do regular deposits or open up a bank account and choose an auto-debit option for extra convenience.



Easy, right?

Now you know finding a bank is all you need to get insured, you can start today by easily stepping into the nearest BPI or BPI Family Savings Bank near you. Discover how BPI-Philam can offer you worry-free solutions that are easy to get and have so you can live life healthier, longer, and better.

Need to know more? Visit www.bpi-philam.com or drop a line on www.facebook.com/BPIPhilamOfficial to get in touch!

SM Cinema launches 1st Sine-Sindak Horror Film Festival!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018



Halloween in Bulacan will be on full swing as SM Cinema, the largest film exhibitor in the country, launches the first ever Sine-Sindak Horror Film Festival. Running from Oct. 24–30, the film festival brings horror films that fans can watch for only PHP99 each. Viewers and shoppers can also binge-watch in one day as all-day movie passes are also available for only PHP 199.

In partnership with CrystalSky Multimedia, a key distributor of internationally renowned films; Sine-Sindak features eight (8) international horror movies that will surely send shivers down your spine.

The Hoarder (USA)
Ella (Mischa Barton) discovers her boyfriend is renting a secret storage unit, which she initially thought her partner is using as a hideout for his affair. Unfortunately, she together with her best friend Molly (Emily Atack), discover something more terrifying instead. She will also meet a group of strangers to help her face a deranged killer lurking in the darkness.

The Dead Room (USA)
Witness the terrifying ordeal of two cynical scientists (Jed Brophy and Jeffrey Thomas) and a young psychic (Laura Petersen) as they encounter a powerful spirit protecting the secrets of an old farm house.

Urban Evil (South Korea)
An award-winning movie from South Korea, Urban Evil will follow the story of a mutant boy who must face the uncanny exorcisms in his home town.

Lavender (USA)
Starring Abbie Cornish, this film follows the life of a photographer after she suffered from a severe memory loss. A concerned psychiatrist (Justin Long) tries to help her recover her lost memories and unravel the secrets of her forgotten past.

Darkness Rising (USA)
Madison (Tara Holt) together with her friends, Jake (Bryce Johnson) and Izzy (Katrina Law), visits their old house where her family was massacred. And as the lone survivor, she looks for her mysterious past but unfortunately, she also awakens the detrimental evil residing there.

Hollow One (USA)
Rachel Wade (Kate Alden) and her younger sister go to an isolated community and find their missing father after the tragic death of their mother. Instead of getting answers, Rachel must face her family’s dark history and a mysterious figure to fight for their survival.



The Lost Case (Thailand)
A Thai movie, The Lost Case follows the story of two newbies in a production company producing a popular television show called Ghost Doctor TV. They were assigned into a suicide case and as they continue investigating, the two are about to deal with the most horrifying and terrifying encounters of their lives!

Grace (Thailand)
Another movie from Thailand, Grace features a girl with the name, Grace, as she and her brother plan to kidnap Care, a famous internet idol. Grace, also a former internet idol will show the world how crazy and pathetic she is as she tortures the internet personality.

The House On Pine Street
A psychological horror about a young woman coping with an unwanted pregnancy after moving into a seemingly haunted house.



Exit Humanity
A young man struggles to survive in the aftermath of a deadly undead outbreak during the American Civil War.



So skip the trick or treat as well as hunted houses and catch Sine-Sindak movie offerings in the SM Cinema of SM City Marilao, SM City San Jose Del Monte and SM City Baliwag. Book your tickets through the website, www.smcinema.com or download the SM Cinema mobile app. You may also follow /SMCinema on Facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for updates!

Tag your movie buddy and be that brave soul! See you at SM City Marilao, SM City San Jose Del Monte and SM City Baliwag!

Manila Workshops Holds "Engaging Brand Videos, Creating Videos For Your Business"


We are currently living in the age of Youtube and shooting and sharing videos has never been so easy.  Quality social videos are an important part of marketing. The appeal of your videos will either make or break the success of your business.
Why Create Engaging Videos for Your Business?
● Videos provide a 74% increase in visitors’ understanding of a product.
● 45.5% of Internet users view at least one video over the course of a month.
● An average user spends 16 minutes and 49 seconds watching online video ads every month
● 80% of users remember the videos they watch online
● 46% of users take action after viewing a video online
● Your website visitors are 64% more likely to buy a product after watching a video.
● When video is included in an email there’s a 2 – 3 times increase in Click through Rates (CTR)
What you Will Learn:
1. Introduction (15 minutes)
2. Important Videos for Every Stage of your buyer’s journey (15minutes)
3. What makes for awesome videos for your Business
a) Planning (60 minutes)
i. Shot List
ii. Equipment
1. Video
a. Basic Camera Gear
b. Basic Lighting Gear
c. Lighting for Insta and FB Thumbnails (Photo)
2. Audio
a. Audio Tips
b) Shooting (45 minutes)
i. Basic Shots and Composition
ii. Environmentals (People enjoying the product, etc)
iii. Shots in Action and the 10-second rule
c) Editing (45 minutes)
i. Software
1. Organizing Clips
2. Narration
**PRACTICALS (Added Session) (60 minutes)
3. Summary
Who should attend?
– Business owners with physical product to sell
– Digital marketing agency staff
– PR practitioners
– Video producers who want to market their clients products online
– Content publishers
– Or anyone using video to sell or raise awareness of a product


Event Details:
Date: October 20, 2018
Time: 8AM – 12NN
Venue: TBA
Learning Rates:
Early Bird Rate: Php 1,500 (until Oct 6)
Regular Rate: P2,500
**Workshop Fee is inclusive of handouts, certificates, giveaways and snacks!**
For more details contact:
VENI – veni.anabo@manilaworkshops.com | 09272816651
____________________________________________________________________________________
FOR PAYMENTS
If you are using Bank Deposit
We have 2 accounts you can use:
1. BPI (Peso Savings Account)
Account Name: GPA Events Management Services
Account Number: BPI Peso Checking Account 1920-0279-77
2. Unionbank (Peso Savings Account)
Account Name: Geraldine Anne Therese P. Arboleda
Account Number: 1094-510441-86
If using GCash 09178555990
After paying via bank deposit, may we request that you email a scanned copy of the validated transaction/deposit slip to veni.anabo@manilaworkshops.com. Please indicate the training you signed up for and the name you used during registration.
POLICY ON REFUNDS:
I. We only refund payments for those who give us an advise on or before two weeks (14 days) prior to the date of the workshop.
In case of any back-outs, we advise you to notify us via this email: payments@manilaworkshops.com
Please send the following details:
Paypal email address used or Complete Bank Account Name / Bank Account Number / Bank
II. In case refund requested did not make the 14 day cut-off, 50% of the amount paid will be given as credits to be used for another workshop with in the same year.
III. In case refund was made on the day of the event, amount deposited will be forfeited.

Venue:   

Address:
2nd Flr. Villa Development Corporation,, 7880 Jupiter St. cor. Polaris St. Poblacion, Makati City1209

More than just snacking: Five ways recess time shaped our childhood

Monday, October 15, 2018




As a school-age kid, what was your favorite part of the day?

Aside from the thrills of Science, Math, Language, Reading and Araling Panlipunan, one of your most cherished school memories would probably include a funny or embarrassing moment during recess time.

For generations of kids, recess time was, and still is, more than just a time for eating. It is a time for bonding, developing social skills and forging friendships over the shared love for food.

Remember those carefree school days? Here are five ways snack time made a lasting impact on our childhood.

  • It gave us motivation to go to school. Remember when you couldn’t get yourself out of the bed on a school day? Aside from fear of mom and ‘ma’am,’ the thought of eating, and sharing, your favorite snack was enough to make you want to go to school.

  • It taught us about barter and sharing. Recess time is like a mini smorgasbord for snacks. Not particularly fond of your cheeseburger today? Why not trade it for a Hansel Mocha Sandwich? Of course, you always have the option of sharing your food as testament to life-long friendship.

  • It encouraged us to experiment. Why enjoy just one Rebisco Sandwich flavor when you can combine two to create your very own chocolate-strawberry special? Recess time helped hone our culinary skills by encouraging us to create new variations of our regular snacks.

  • It taught us to value rewards. Remember when you aced a test or won in that school contest and the next day your baon was packed with your favorite chocolate snacks? While our parents always encouraged us to eat healthy, allowing us the occasional sweets taught us the value of giving ourselves a well-deserved treat every now and then.

  • It made our childhood memorable. Laughing, playing and sharing stories over baon are priceless memories that we carry through to the rest of our lives. These memories help form the foundation of our friendships and the values we hold dear.

As Rebisco celebrates its 55th anniversary, the homegrown snack giant continues to be a highlight of Filipino kids’ baon—carrying on a legacy of providing delightful treats and opportunities to create precious bonding moments.

To make it easier for moms and dads to pack their school-age kids’ favorite Rebisco snack, Rebisco recently launched Bag-O-Baon—a multi-pack that features an assortment of school-friendly Rebisco products including favorites such as Rebisco Sandwich Strawberry, Fudgee Barr Choco, Combi Triple Choco, Choco Mucho, Topps Sarap Cookie Monster and Vitacubes, among others. Go to your nearest supermarket to get one of the limited Bag-O-Baon bundles and reminisce on the incomparable joys of snack time with family and friends.

What’s your fondest recess memory? Share it with us at the official Rebisco Facebook page. @ https://web.facebook.com/RebiscoOfficialPage/

SABLAYA ENDS THE PILIPINAS DREAM CUP WITH FLYING COLORS



Clark International Speedway (CIS), Pampanga – October 16, 2018 — It’s the season finale of the 2018 Petron National Motorcycle Championship, and the 6th round of the Honda Pilipinas Dream Cup (HPDC) has come. What better way to honor the occasion than to show off the HPDC riders their skills and talent at the track.

The qualifying round started early for the riders as they took off from the pit gate at 8:55 a.m., with Rider #6 Sean Barcial (P1) making the best time at 2:25.729, while Rider #1 Kervie Bergania made 2:25,995 which landed him on (P2). Rider #7 Jakob Sablaya, who lead the pack in the overall points, had a time of 2:28.052 which took him to (P3), putting him close to rider #8 Andrei Reyes and #2 Wyner Blente, who landed on (P4 and P5) respectively. Meanwhile, Rider #12 Jasper Cruz and #4 Sean Ondillo got (P6 and P7), respectively.


Race 1, Saturday, 11:00 a.m.

As the red light went off, the seven riders sped off for a 5-lap battle. Barcial Took the opportunity to lead from P1, but Sablaya did not make it easy for Barcial, making his way in the 1st corner. From the 2nd up to the final lap, Sablaya, Barcial, Bergania, Reyes and Blente, sliced and diced across the 4.2 km track, while Cruz and Ondillo were left behind with a total of 24.524 sec. gap.

Sablaya took the hearts of the crowd as he rode his CBR150R in the straights and corners like they were as one, taking the lead of the pack from Barcial and Bergania for the 2nd and 4th lap. However, Barcial managed to take the lead from Sablaya on the so called “Acacia” at the west course. Barcial charged on the chicane; while Sablaya was still trying to take the lead on the last stretch. At the last corner, Barcial managed to stay on the lead taking Race 1 for 1st place with a total time of 12:10.286 with a fastest time of 2:25.708. On the other hand, Sablaya got 2nd place with a total time of 12:10.719 and with a fastest time of 2:26.553; and finally, Bergania took 3rd place with a total time of 12:10.807 and with a fastest time of 2:26.506.


Race 2, Sunday, 9:15 a.m.

With everyone’s strong excitement for the final leg of the season, the 5 lap race started. The first row of riders was composed of Barcial, Sablaya and Bergania competed to reach the first corner to get the lead and break away from the pack. As Barcial had the first corner, nobody gave in easily. Sablaya and Bergania were able to catch up quickly and steal the lead position while Bergania followed through, taking Barcial back to the 3rd spot. On the 3rd lap, Barcial has once again able to slice through the 4th corner at the Acacia from Sablaya, but Bergania remained strong and was able to slip stream through Barcial. On the final lap, Sablaya was determined to take this race and finish strong, thus on the last straight, Sablaya has secured the lead, taking the last corner with the checkered flag raised, followed by Bergania for the 2nd and Barcial in 3rd. 
  

Jakob Sablaya:

“Masaya ako sa naging resulta ng Round 6 dahil nung race 1, magkakadikit kami nila Kervie Sean, Wyner and Andrei. Hindi ko nakuha ang Lead position sa Race 1, pero hindi ko pinakawalan ang race 2. Kahit nasa P3 ako, kinuha ko yung mga opportunity na nakita ko kung saan ako makaka lusot. Masaya ako sa resulta at performance ko sa buong season kasi nakuha ko ang championship ng 2018 Honda Pilipinas Dream Cup.”


Sean Barcial

“Nung Qualifying round hindi ko expected ang P1, pero nagulat ako na nakuha ko ito, kaya nung Race 1, Hindi ko pinalampas ang pagkakataon na lumaban at masaya ang palitan namin sa loob ng track. Nung Race 2, naging aggressive ako sa cornering ko and chicane, naging maganda ang laban namin nina Jakob at Kervie. Happy parin ako dahil malaki parin ang nakuha kong points.

Kervie Bergania:

”Masaya ako sa naging resulta ko this weekend. Naramdaman ko talaga na nag improve ang aking skills at napakita ko yun sa Race 1 and 2, consistent na ang aking takbo sa podium finish ko. Masasabi ko lang na malaking bagay na nakasali ako sa Dream Cup. Maraming Salamat Honda.”

Overall Results.

Honda Philippines, Inc. is proud to see the improvements of all participants skills and time at the track by an average of 5.0 seconds from the previous time they have joined the program, we also saw the improvement the riders skills and handling of the CBR150R. In conclusion, the 2018 Honda Pilipinas Dream Cup Champion is Alfred Jakob Sablaya with a total of 280 pts., Sean Barcial with 238 pts. and Andrei Samuel Reyes with 194 pts.




For more information, follow Honda Philippines, Inc. on Facebook – www.facebook.com/hondaph/ or visit their official website – www.hondaph.com



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