Asia Leaders Award 2020 Young CEO of the year goes to Arch. Kaydee Velasco

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

 

The biggest and most talk of the town recognition event from the previous year even during pandemic is Asia Leaders Awards that was held at Inagiku, Makati Shangrila Hotel and attended by leaders who are making a difference even in this crisis we all are experiencing with an objective to acknowledge these leaders ans to be emulated that in spite of this Pandemic are still and able to reach out those in need even outside their community. The young CEO of KMV Asia Development Corporation, Arch. Kaydee Marie Velasco is the recipient of “Young CEO of the Year: Real Estate” for her success in developing multiple real estate properties and by reaching out to the Frontliners and indigents.

  The winner of this award proves that being young is not a limitation to succeed in the field of business. This award recognizes those 40s and under who play an important role in developing and improving their community, business industry and professional arenas.

Embracing safety in all aspects with Verified Solane

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Through the years, liquefied petroleum gas or LPG has been the staple and most sustainable fuel source for cooking. And as they become native kitchen essentials, buying them also becomes more trivial.

Now that most are staying in their homes, choosing the right kitchen fuel has never been more crucial in ensuring safety during this new era of indoor lifestyles. More importantly, as the industry is plagued with potential risks from substandard LPGs by illegal refillers, making smart LPG choices becomes more crucial in protecting lives and properties.

Against the undying demand for fakes

Following reports of unlawful trade of defective LPGs in various areas, Senator Grace Poe appealed to
the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to intensify their efforts against unauthorized dealers and their persistent schemes.

Likewise, in its recent series of bust operations, well-trusted LPG brand Solane is reiterating its commitment to protect consumer safety by highlighting the necessary lookouts to verify LPGs and calling for consumers to double their vigilance against fake cylinders. 

The company is also sending a strong message to unauthorized sellers on the brand’s pledge to help cut the supply and demand for dangerous, substandard LPGs.

These concerted public and private initiatives aim to curb the thriving market of fake and copycat LPG
tanks. However, despite the known hazards of gas leaks coming from these products, consumers continue to be apathetic to the risks in favor of momentary convenience or trading off their safety for a few of pesos saved.

Verified Solane in the next normal

As Filipinos strive to keep safe by spending most of their time indoors, worries about certain potential
kitchen mishaps can be eased by Verified Solane.

Verified Solane assures its consumers that each tank is thoroughly inspected from production and refill down to delivery, to ensure that there are zero leaks that may lead to fire incidents or poisoning.

Unlike substandard cylinders, Verified Solane products pass the Philippine National Standard (PNS) in
terms of (a) the requirements for materials, design, construction, testing and markings of steel cylinders, (b) the methods for the requalification of tanks allowed to be used in storage, handling, and transportation, as well as (c) the removal and corrective measures for purchased LPGs.

Verified Solane also offers convenience especially now that more people are homebound. Tanks can easily be ordered online by sending a message in Solane’s Facebook page or through Solane’s hotline, 8887-5555 for Metro Manila, or mobile, 0918-887-5555, which is available nationwide.

Verified Solane tanks are delivered to every doorstep only by the brand’s trusted riders. Upon delivery, Solane offers its Timbang Challenge or 7-point safety check for quality inspection and secured home installation.

Beyond pandemic context, Verified Solane ensures that consumers get what they pay for in every cylinder. Each product is guaranteed to last given its right weight of tank and fuel content. As a versatile
source of fuel, Verified Solane also maintains quality in various applications, whether for bulk meal
preparations, indoor, or outdoor cooking. 

While exemplifying quality, safety, and sustainability, Verified Solane further sets the bar for a reliable kitchen fuel that stays in every Filipino home. Today and in the years to come, this crisis and the next, consumers can wear the badge of having a dependable kitchen staple like Verified Solane that ultimately protects their safety and satisfies their cooking needs.

Be the Next 3.3 Shopee Milyonaryo and Join Our First Lucky Jackpot Prize Winner from General Santos City

Saturday, February 27, 2021


 
Caregivers have been called the unsung heroes of the pandemic, and with good reason. Caregiving is one of the toughest jobs around, made even more difficult by the additional health risks COVID-19 poses.


As a caregiver, her job is never easy, but Jovie Garcia from General Santos City remains grateful for being able to keep it. She is also thankful that her husband can continue working as a tricycle driver, so they can both support their 14-year-old daughter and her ailing mother-in-law. “Buti nga po may trabaho kami nitong pandemic. Hindi naman po nai-stop,” she said.


Jovie was on duty when she won the opportunity to play 3.3 Shopee Milyonaryo, an interactive lucky draw contest on Shopee Live, last February 22. Her ward, 92-year-old Lola Maria, was right beside her, encouraging her during the game.


Despite comments from other users telling her to pick boxes labeled with other letters, Jovie chose S, believing it to be a lucky letter since her daughter’s name starts with it. “Feeling po namin and’un talaga yung isang milyon,” she said.


Sure enough, the box was opened to reveal the ₱1M jackpot prize. Jovie, who was overwhelmed to the point of tears upon winning, was only able to announce the big news to her family over the phone as she was on 24-hour duty. She looks forward to sharing the joy and excitement with her loved ones in person.


She also plans to use the prize money to buy medicines for her mother-in-law and fund a small business. “Hindi po talaga ako makapaniwala. Salamat po sa Panginoon. Maraming maraming salamat po sa Shopee family sa napalanunan kong ₱1M.”

Want to be the next Shopee Milyonaryo?


3.3 Shopee Milyonaryo is just one of the many exciting games Filipinos can look forward to at the 3.3-4-4. Mega Shopping Sale, Shopee’s first mega sale of the year. With millions worth of prizes to be given away, Shopee makes online shopping meaningful, entertaining, and rewarding for Filipinos.

Join Jovie in becoming the next lucky 3.3 Shopee Milyonaryo! Simply log on to the Shopee app and claim your raffle code. Winners will be announced daily until March 3, 2021. During the show, the winners will pick one out of six boxes, one of which contains ₱1,000,000 in cash.

For more information about Shopee Milyonaryo, visit https://shopee.ph/m/shopee-milyonaryo.

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




Ben&Ben to light up Manila skyline with first drone show

 


Ben&Ben are set to make the impossible possible by headlining The Inevitable Drone Show—the first of its kind to feature a music performance with drone lights show illuminating the Manila skyline in synchronized fashion.

Presented by SMART 5G, the eco-friendly and innovative show will surely grab headlines as Rizal Park and its nearby areas will get to experience the modern lights show LIVE on February 28 (Sunday) at exactly 7pm. It will also simultaneously air on Ben&Ben’s official Facebook page.

To accompany the picturesque storytelling in the sky, the award-winning Filipino collective will be performing an extended version of “Inevitable”—the acclaimed song that was used as a soundtrack and a music score for SMART 5G’s romantic sci-fi TVC featuring Korean drama superstars, Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin.

For their part, Ben&Ben immediately said yes to participating in this initiative that explores the creative possibilities of aerial entertainment, easily becoming the first Filipino band to mount a drone show.

The first and probably the most immediate reason why we accepted this project is because it merges different forms of art with technology to create a one-of-a-kind experience for our audience,” vocalist and guitarist Paolo Benjamin shares in a statement. “Some of us have experienced drone shows before, but only set to pre-existing songs and records. The opportunity to actually score and record the music and live performance to one such show was something we could just not pass up on.”

Ben&Ben’s percussionist Andrew De Pano takes pride in the fact that the nine-piece outfit are also involved with the visual aspects of the drone show, and not just the music itself. “The mere fact that it’s a drone show is definitely a first big difference,” Andrew says. “We also had to base our music performance solely on a storyboard, which was a new experience compared to the usual scoring of a commercial with more or less final video footage to reference off of. We hope that with the work we put into it, the audience experiences the story of our song Inevitable, set to a unique visual experience that even we are especially excited for.”

The Inevitable Drone Show is a collaboration between SMART 5G and Ben&Ben.

Inevitable,’ the song that Ben&Ben will be performing, is out now on all digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music.

An ‘Inevitable’ Pairing: How Ben&Ben’s music made it to Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin’s TVC for Smart

Friday, February 26, 2021


 

While it was important for Smart to grant wishes of its subscribers when it comes to bringing consumers closer to their foreign idols, the latest Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin TVC presented an opportunity to put a Filipino band behind the soundtrack and musical scoring.


Here’s where Ben&Ben comes in, providing “Inevitable,” the song that is heard in the background while Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin pursue each other in this romantic-sci-fi TVC.

With lyrics inspired by real-life events, Ben&Ben members simply happen to be CLOY fans as well. In a collaboration set to motion by the band, Smart, and Sony Music, things started falling into place when it came to lending soundtrack and musical score for this collaborative campaign.




In an official statement released by Sony Music, lead singer Paolo Benjamin said, “Inevitable is a song that tries to describe the nature of fate, and how all our actions somehow lead us to some better place that is destined for us. It’s also a song about being real with someone, and that no matter how scary that may seem at times, there is freedom in baring your truest nature with someone dear to you, even if that someone is yourself.”


Miguel Benjamin added, “The songwriting in itself presents a concept of the state that is both a surreal mystery and a peaceful certainty, so we wanted to create an aural representation of what these lyrics felt like. Our process started with a mix of acoustic guitars, which I tweaked with sitar effects as the main intro riff; kind of like a representation of the two contrasting feelings working together.”



About the Smart 5G Campaign


The TVC, which serves as a joint project top-billed by Korean drama stars Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin, is part of the new Smart 5G campaign to make what seemed impossible, possible.

From “The Captain Has Landed” to landing into each other’s arms, Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin took chemistry to a whole new level in the Smart 5G TVC as they chase each other on the road and through different dimensions only to meet again just as Bin asks, “Do you believe it’s possible?” To which Ye Jin replies, “I do!”

Smart has put together Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin together in one project for the first time much like the latest development with Smart 5G, which has started enabling subscribers to do groundbreaking things we thought we couldn’t do.


The TVC was even made more powerful thanks to Ben&Ben’s “Inevitable” complementing the top-tier material.

Enjoy Free Shipping, Cashback, and More at the 3.3 ShopeePay Cashless Festival

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

 


ShopeePay, an integrated mobile wallet that offers users easy access to digital payment services, launches the 3.3 ShopeePay Cashless Festival this February 22-25. Users who shop, buy load, and pay bills with ShopeePay can enjoy exclusive perks and rewards such as free shipping, ₱1 deals, load discounts, cashback, and more.


Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “As the Philippines continues to transition into a cashless society, Shopee wants to further develop consumer confidence in digital payments, ensuring their experience is seamless, convenient, and rewarding. With the 3.3 ShopeePay Cashless Festival, Shopee aims to encourage Filipinos to fully embrace digital payments by providing them with incentives when they use ShopeePay, especially during the 3.3 - 4.4 Mega Shopping Sale.”


Until February 25, ShopeePay users can redeem the following deals and rewards when they activate and top up their mobile wallet:


Free shipping for a minimum purchase of ₱199

Enjoy free shipping vouchers released every 12 midnight and 12 noon daily this February 22-25. On February 24, watch out for four limited-time free shipping vouchers to be released throughout the day.


1 Deals and more

With Deals Near Me, users can conveniently buy eVouchers, which can be used online and in physical stores. Purchase eVouchers using ShopeePay to redeem a variety of deals, such as ₱1 deals from top F&B merchants like Jollibee, Dunkin’ Donuts, and McDonald's; discounts up to 90% off; and up to 15% cashback.


Flash deals on mobile load 

Get more load for less. On February 25, buy 30 worth of load for only 24. Look out for flash deals as well, such as 10 load for 5, 15 load for 7, 20 load for 10, and 50 load for 37.


Coins cashback on bills payment

Earn rewards when you pay your bills via ShopeePay. On February 23, get 15% cashback, capped at a maximum of 120 coins; and on February 25, get 20% cashback, capped at a maximum of 160 coins.


More cashback deals

Use ShopeePay during 3.3 to claim up to 20% cashback, capped at a maximum of 200 coins, from participating shops. 


For more information on the 3.3 ShopeePay Cashless Festival, visit https://shopee.ph/m/shopee-pay


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


It’s Finally Payday! Splurge on these Products and more at Shopee’s Payday Sale and Enjoy Discounts up to 90% off!

Friday, February 12, 2021

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, makes payday more exciting and rewarding with amazing deals and discounts at the Shopee Payday Sale this February 15. Shoppers can look forward to flash deals and promos, free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend, up to 90% off on select items, 15% coins cashback, and ₱15,000 worth of vouchers.

Additionally, make the most out of your sweldo and enjoy exclusive deals and promos when shopping on Shopee Mall! Use the code SHPMALLPAYDAY15 on all ShopeeMall items and get a 15% cashback voucher.

No matter what you're into, you'll definitely enjoy these 15 deals from top Shopee Mall brands and more at the Shopee Payday Sale:

Fab Finds for the Fashionista

Who says you can’t dress up even if you’re just at home? This payday, you can enjoy the best deals on fashion must-haves from Shopee. Ladies, why not pair a Casio Women's Gold Watch with a brand new sling bag from BENCH/. For the men out there, look put together in a Short Sleeve Button Down from IDENTITY and Lace Up Sneakers that are also from BENCH/.


Must-Have Gadgets and Accessories for Every Techie

Elevate your tech lifestyle with these products from your favorite brands. Start a mobile gaming career with the Vivo Y12 Smartphone or binge on the latest K-drama with the ACE 32"; Slim LED TV. If fitness is your thing, enjoy your Zumba workouts with the Xiaomi Redmi AirDots Wireless Earphones and track your progress with the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Smartwatch.


Everyday Necessities for the Beauty Junkie


With summer just around the corner, moisturize and hydrate your skin with L’Oreal Radiance Booster Duo and Laneige Lip Sleeping Set. If you’re looking for the next perfect addition to your makeup collection, the Shopee exclusive BLK x Solenn Heussaff Dahlia Set is for you. Don’t forget to cleanse your face with the NIVEA MicellAir Water after a long day!

Adorable Apparel for the Girl Mom

Dress up your little one in adorable clothing perfect for the coming summer. Mix the comfy Meet My Feet Gordon Loafers with either a blue INSPI Printed Casual Dress or a pink Gingersnaps Printed Dress.

Shoppers can also look forward to more rewards when they use ShopeePay including:

● 15% off sitewide discount

● Flash Deals on mobile load & data

- 12:00 MN - 2:00 AM: ₱10 load/data for ₱5 and ₱15 load/data for ₱7

- 12:00 NN - 2:00 PM: ₱50 load/data for ₱37

- 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: ₱20 load/data for ₱10

● 20% cashback (₱800 min spend, capped at 160 coins) on bills payment with ShopeePay

To learn more about the Shopee Payday Sale, visit https://shopee.ph/m/payday-sale.

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