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AXA supports young athlete’s dream

Friday, July 20, 2018

 AXA, official insurance partner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the Philippines, was one of the marketing partners of the Jr. NBA Philippines 2018 presented by Alaska National Training Camp (NTC). The program attracted the most promising and aspiring basketball players aged 10-14 from different parts of the country. One of the participants, Jam Lachica, 12, made it to the NTC with support from AXA. The insurance company provided apparel and training to Lachica for the Manila Regional Selection Camp prior to the NTC. For more information on AXA's partnership with the NBA, visit

FPG Insurance bags back-to-back wins at the 2018 BSP Stakeholders Awards

FPG Insurance, the major player in the general insurance industry and leader in motor insurance coverage, bags back-to-back wins at the 2018 BSP Stakeholders Awards given by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas last July 10, 2018 at the BSP Assembly Hall.
BSP Monetary Board Member and Chairman of the BSP Stakeholders Awards Board of Judges Antonio Abacan, Jr., FPG
Insurance Philippines President and CEO Ramon Dimacali, and BSP Resource Management Sector Deputy Governor Maria
Almasara Cyd Tuaño-Amador
On its 25 th year, BSP employs the theme, “Reinforcing Partnerships, Defying New Challenges,” as the financial institution’s commitment to dynamic stakeholder engagement. According to the BSP, the Philippines remains to be one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia with sustained and uninterrupted economic expansion for the past 77 consecutive quarters. This strength is largely attributed to BSP’s partnership with its stakeholders.
FPG Insurance Company, Inc. won two awards under the Information Support category: the Outstanding Respondent among Small and Medium Firms Award, and the Outstanding Respondent for Services Sector Award. The said awards are given to respondents who regularly and comprehensively provide supporting industry data necessary for the BSP to draw its business projections and formulate monetary policies. FPG Insurance Philippines President and CEO Ramon Dimacali accepted the two awards.
“We thank the BSP for these awards and just like this year’s theme, FPG Insurance is committed to becoming resilient amidst challenges, and to continue to develop programs that will shape the general insurance industry, “ said FPG Insurance Philippines President and CEO Ramon Dimacali.
Annually, the BSP holds the BSP Stakeholders Awards to reinforce its partnership with members of the different concerned industries. This underlines the institution’s seal of gratitude and trust. Every year, the number of awards being given increases as the BSP demonstrates its appreciation to the growing base of its stakeholders, recognizing those who rise to the occasion of providing outstanding support to different advocacies.
The event was opened by BSP Deputy Governor for Monetary and Economics Sector Diwa Guinigundo, followed by the address of BSP Deputy Governor for Resource Management Sector Maria Almasara Cyd N. Tuaño-Amador on behalf of the Chairman of the Monetary Board and BSP Governor Nestor Espenilla, Jr.
L-R VP for Finance Mario Rely Perilla, Investment Analyst and Treasury OIC Ismael Villanueva,
President and CEO Ramon Dimacali, Comptroller and Credit and Collections Manager Rosario Amor,
and Accounting Assistant Vice President Anita Bool
FPG Insurance offers a comprehensive suite of insurance products from motor insurance, property insurance, to travel and personal accident coverages.


A Japanese clothing brand that upholds positive values through its designs and quality recently opened at SM City San Jose del Monte!

Positive. Polite. Clean. Honorable. Kind. Fun. These are the values that the founder of INSPI admires about the Japanese culture, and we cannot deny that Filipinos are also known with
these kind of values especially with being positive and motivated.

INSPI Philippines is a retail company that markets several brands that will holistically inspire and promote a positive outlook in life. INSPI wanted to advocate and celebrate such important values, making it unique with the other clothing brands.

INSPI designs, develops, manufactures, and markets its own apparel from newborn to adult. Some of their products include T-shirt, Polo Shirt, Sando, and other lifestyle products.

Visit INSPI’s first store with SM at the upper ground floor of SM City San Jose del Monte, and use the hashtag #WearToInspire to join in spreading the good vibes.

Moira dela Torre, IV of Spades, and the G-Force #PlayMusicTogether for #AcerDay 2018

Acer, the global leader in computer hardware technologies, kicked off its annual Acer Day celebration last July at the Glorietta Palm Drive Activity Center. Themed “Play Music Together”, the launch event doubled as a concert and dance show featuring Moira dela Torre and IV of Spades, both youth music icons of today, as well as renowned dance troupe the G-Force.

Introduced last year, Acer Day saw its beginnings in 14 countries across Pan-Asia Pacific. This year, the celebration grows as 20 countries in the region join in on the fun. Aside from the Philippines, Acer Day 2018 will be kicking off in Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

In keeping with its global theme “Play Music Together”, Acer Philippines echoes the message that music is one of the most powerful forms of expression and communication. As a testament, the Acer Day Launch Event brought together Moira Dela Torre and IV of Spades, 2 artists that are making waves in the music industry today, for an unforgettable duet that’s sure to be one for the books. Of course, doubling down and making the music truly come alive was the G-Force dance troupe, who delivered a live show-stopping performance of the Acer Day dance to delight the crowd.

“Music has been around for decades, and yet it manages to stay youthful, trendy, and innovative,” shares Sue Ong-Lim, Sales and Marketing Director of Acer Philippines. “In a way, this mirrors how Acer regards technology, in that it should always be fresh, modern, and inventive in terms of its design and capabilities.”

The event-turned-concert show also saw the announcement of the many activities and promos Acer Philippines has in store to properly celebrate the leading tech brand’s Acer Day celebrations.

Treats and Prizes Await
The music plays on until September as Acer rolls out a series of events where customers may catch their favorite artists and score awesome treats and discounts!

Make Your Mark and Earn Cool Points
Swinging into full gear on July 20 is the Acer Day website – a platform through which customers from all over the world may complete tasks and challenges to get the chance to score gifts and giveaways such as free travel to Taiwan for two (2) and Acer laptops!

On top of that, from August 3 until September 17, more discounts are in store for those who visit and complete the first challenge at any of the 33 Acer Concept Stores. By doing the Dance challenge in the Acer shirt and cap, and sharing it on Facebook and tagging 30 friends, customers get P 1,000.00 off their purchase for any qualifying Acer product! Even bigger, those who successfully complete all challenges may happily slash off P 5,000.00 outright from their purchase of any Swift, Spin, Nitro, and Helios model!

Acer Day Music Video Fest
Formally announced at Acer Day Launch Event, PHP 500,000.00 is up for grabs for both amateur and professional dance groups out there! By simply following the Acer Day signature dance by the G-Force, your group gets the chance to be one of the 3 finalists (who will each get P 100,000.00 each), and eventually compete for the grand prize!

Acer Day Digital Concert in partnership with Wish FM 107.5
Fans of Moira and IV of Spades are also in for a treat as the collaborating artists do an encore of their appearance aboard the Wish FM 107.5 bus towards the end of August!

For more information and updates on the different activities and promotions, simply visit the Acer Philippines Facebook Page or the Acer Day website at

10 Reasons Why You Should Check Out Shopee’s Lifestyle Week

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Work and play smart with up to 90% off products from Home Appliances, Home and Living, Motoring, Sports and Travel, and more!

Manila, July 19, 2018 – Live your life to the fullest as Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, brings you its most-awaited sale on lifestyle products at Shopee’s Lifestyle Week! From July 23 to 29, you can expect dozens of hot deals, exclusive bundles, and discounts up to 90% off at your favorite Shopee official stores like Robinsons Appliances, Bosch Philippines , Fukuda, World Balance, Eureka Appliances, Artsy Palace, Below SRP, Tigernu Philippines, RXR, and many more!
Here are top 10 reasons why you should definitely check out Shopee’s Lifestyle Week:
1. Dive into Best-Selling Books and Exclusive Bundles!
To satisfy the Kapamilya in all of us, ABS-CBN Publishing will offer exclusive deals on books from beloved celebrities like Alex Gonzaga, Charo Santos, Ramon Bautista, Richard Poon, Maricar Reyes, and many more. If you’re itching to explore different genres and authors, you’re in luck because Shopee will also offer various exclusive bundles at 20% off on Lifestyle Week.
Visit ABS-CBN Publishing at
2. Grab Essential Power Tools for Half the Price
Become an instant handyman with the best power tools perfect for all your home repair needs. Bosch Philippines, famed for its precise and durable power tools, will offer up to 55% off its products at Shopee’s Lifestyle Week to make you a superhero when things need fixing at home.
Visit Bosch Philippines at
If you’re a professional aiming to upgrade your arsenal, visit Lotus Power Tools for a wide selection of professional tools for tradesmen, contractors, and Do-It-Yourself experts. Going at up to 20% off, Lotus Power Tools gives you plenty of reason to hunt for new equipment and perfect your craft.
Visit Lotus Power Tools at
3. Incredible deals for Kitchen Appliances, Cooling Equipment and Garment Care
Aside from power tools, users seeking to level up their household should dash to Robinsons Appliances, Philippines’ second largest multi-format retail chain who will offer up to 40% off a wide selection of home appliances.
Visit Robinsons Appliances at
4. School, Work, and Travel Backpacks Up For Grabs
How do you choose the best backpack for your next adventure? Tigernu backpacks save you the headache because they are perfect for school, work, or casual travel. With their multiple compartments, Tigernu backpacks let you organise your belongings neatly without lowering comfort and style. Tigernu is also loved for its anti-theft backpacks, which features unique two-way zippers that increases durability. If you’ve been pining for the perfect backpack, pamper yourself with up to 67% off Tigernu backpacks at Shopee’s Lifestyle Week.
Visit Tigernu at
5. Half Price Off on High-quality Tires
One of the most important things to have this rainy season is a reliable set of tires, which will not only keep you safe but also bring your driving experience to the next level. Philippine Tires is offering up to 50% off on tires from top manufacturers like Thunderer and Goodyear. To sweeten the deal for Shopee users, Philippine Tires will offer pick-up, mounting and balancing for tires, and free installation for batteries during Shopee’s Lifestyle Week. Talk about a slick deal!
Visit Philippine Tires at
6. Huge discounts on Refrigerators, Aircons, and Home Appliances
At Shopee’s Lifestyle Week, make your home a haven as Western Appliances promises up to 30% off various home and kitchen tools, entertainment systems, and other premium electronics. If you want to improve your quality of life at home without hurting your wallet, check out Western Appliances’ official store from July 23 to 29 to make your life simpler and stress-free.
Visit Western Appliances at
7. Shop your Home Essentials and Maximize your space at a Low Price
To complete your home makeover, Shopee’s Lifestyle Week has you covered with its diverse assortment of kitchenware, storage tools, decorations, and even essential oils. Below SRP will offer up to 70% off dozens of household products, including coveted items from Swedish furniture giant IKEA, so now’s the best time to snag some home upgrades at affordable prices.
Visit Below SRP at
8. Exclusive deals on Art Tools and Calligraphy Pens
Find the sweetest deals to boost your calligraphy skills, get crafty using multi-colored pens, and arm yourself with nifty crafting supplies during Shopee’s Lifestyle Week. Artsy Palace is offering up to 60% discounts on stationery from brands like Pilot, Sharpie, Artline, and Faber Castell, and many more. It’s time to unleash your inner artist!
Visit Artsy Palace at
9. Boost Your Performance with Storewide Sales on Athletic Wear
Whether you’re going to the gym or just exercising at home, you usually train better when looking your best. World Balance, a homegrown brand known for their active footwear, will be offering up to 57% off storewide at Shopee’s Lifestyle Week. Time to look good while working out!
Visit World Balance at
After getting your kicks in order, shop for breathable and stylish athletic wear from Sletic Sports. Offering 20% off storewide on diverse items including dri-fit tees to flexible leggings, it’s high time for you to get your #fitspo on.
Visit Sletic Sports at
10. Massive discounts on Customized Canvas Prints
Make your photographed moments unforgettable by turning them into lasting and personalised coffee-table books or portraits sure to be a conversation starter in any gathering. PhotobooksPH
is offering up to 80% off their printed photo products including Canvas Prints and Imagewrap Hardcovers, so immortalise your precious memories at a fraction of the price from July 23 to 29.
Visit PhotobookPH at

Need another reason to shop at Shopee’s Lifestyle Week? From July 23 to 29, Shopee will also provide P100 off with P1,000 minimum spend for the Home & Living, Home Appliances, Sports
; Travel, Motoring, Hobbies & Stationery categories to the first 1,000 users who use the voucher code LIFESTYLEWEEK100.
Check out Shopee’s Lifestyle Week from July 23 to 29 for more exciting deals, bundles, and promotions from other big brands. Shopping has never been this fun. For more information about Shopee’s Lifestyle Week, visit
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PMAP holds 2nd HR Innovation Summit on August 15

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP), the preeminent organization of people managers and human resources (HR) practitioners in the Philippines, will hold the 2nd HR Innovation Summit on August 15, 2018 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. It will take place at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria at the Ortigas Center in Quezon City, Metro Manila.

The theme of the 2nd HR Innovation Summit is “HR Next Practices.” This momentous event will feature industry experts and distinguished practitioners to share their knowledge and innovative ideas that will equip organizations in developing employees to thrive in the opportunities and challenges today and in the future.

PMAP's 2nd HR Innovation Summit

The line-up of remarkable speakers includes PMAP President Michelle C. Garcia, FPM,who will talk about “Revolutionary HR: The Next HR Leadership.” She is also the HR Director of East-Asia Region SGS Gulf Limited (Regional Operating Headquarters).

GeiserMaclang chief communications officer Amor Maclang will discuss her experience in “Adopting the Blockchain Technology in HR.” Asia Select, Inc. (ASI) president Engelbert T. Camasura, AFPM, will enlighten participants in his talk “Artificial Intelligence in Recruitment.”

The Office Cowork + Life co-founder and vice president Kogie Angeles will present “The Gig Economy: How It Impacts the Way We Work." Lastly, Microsoft Philippines legal and corporate affairs director Atty. Raul R. Cortez will give a sneak peek of “Telecommuting and Its Implications in the Workplace.”

Aside from the exciting talks, participants will also have the opportunity to be introduced to new products and services from various companies through their exhibit booths at the HR Techxhibit Hall. PMAP also welcomes partnerships for this event.

The summit is open to the public and guarantees an interesting and relevant day of learning about HR best practices and innovation to be attended by HRM and business professionals, representatives from the academe, SMEs and industry partners. The investment fee per delegate is 3,500 pesos for PMAP members and 3,800 pesos for non-members.

For more information, please contact Ms. Clara Delfin at tel. no. 726-1532 loc. 323 or email


SM City San Jose Del Monte turned its event area into a mini playschool where Grade school students from Tungkong Mangga Elementary School gathered to listen to stories about Duck and Crocodiles.
JULY 17 – In celebration of the National Children’s Book Reading Day, SM Malls in Bulacan conducted a storytelling activity to promote and rediscover the joy of reading books to the pupils of their chosen Public Elementary School.
Bulakeño kids had fun while learning as guest storytellers were invited to bring stories to life and to share the moral lessons to students aged 4-8 year old. “Book reading is a celebration of learning. In this day and age when videos and pictures are becoming more prevalent, we must commit to enforce reading to our children, who will be our future leaders” SM City San Jose del Monte Mall Manager Jose Mari Emmanuel H.Correa said.
Kicking off the two-part storytelling was the reading of Robert Magnuson’s Duck and Croc Meet Collector Alligator, an inspiring story about Duck and Croc, who are best of friends. The kids joined in their adventure on how Duck teaches Croc in using their imagination after not finding a Pixie Horse toy that Collector Alligator hoards from every single store.
Actress, TV Host, and anchor Diane Medina graced the storytelling and share lessons not only to the children but also to the teachers and guardians present in the celebration. “It is important that we bring back our children into book reading in which they could get proper information and could widen their vocabulary. Please help SM raise this awareness on how important book reading is, especially in today’s generation that we are living in a much modernized world where everything and everyone is in technology.” Medina shares after reading the first story.
Actress, TV Host, and anchor Diane Medina shares the importance of reading books and imagination during the National Children’s Book Reading Day at SM City San Jose Del Monte.
Meanwhile, the second story, Duck and Croc’s Magnificent Race also by Robert Magnuson, was read by SM City San Jose del Monte’s Leasing Manager, Ms. Michelle Balcueva, wherein the kids witness the most exciting race and learned the meaning of a healthy competition.
SM City San Jose del Monte Leasing Manager take a break at office to serve as a storyteller during the National Children’s Book Reading Day
The event was also highlighted the turnover of books, pencils, other reading materials to the Tungkong Mangga Elementary School. And as an added treat, each participants received a snack meal and an entertainment from a famous Filipino fast food chain mascot. Moreover, SM City Baliwag, and SM Center Pulian also inspires students from Tarcan Elementary School, Bulacan North Central School, Sto. Cristo Elementary School, and Marciano Del Rosario Memorial Elementary School with the same inspiring stories.
A student of Tungkong Mangga Elementary School immediately read the book he received from the program during the National Children’s Book Reading Day at SM City San Jose Del Monte.
Grade school students of Tungkong Mangga Elementary School actively participated in the ice breaker question and answer game during the celebration of the National Children’s Book Reading Day at SM City San Jose Del Monte.
SM Center Pulilan is one in the celebration of the National Children’s Book Reading Day, giving learning books to their beneficiary schools Sto. Cristo Elementary School and Marciano Del Rosario Memorial Elementary School.
SM City Marilao’s celebration of book reading is on July 24.Spearheaded by SM Cares, the National Children’s Book Reading Day (NCBRD) celebration is held in all SM Malls every 3 rd Tuesday of July in commemoration of the publication of Dr. Jose P. Rizal’s classic, “Ang Pagong at ang Matsing”. It is a joint project of Vibal Publishing, Inc. National Book Store, Department of Education, UNICEF, and SM Supermalls to influence, instill and share a culture of reading among children.
Inspired student beneficiaries of SM Center Pulilan meticulously scans through their new books at the celebration of the National Children’s Book Reading Day.
Reyna ng Singkaban 2017 Lady Justerinnie Santos read before the students of Tarcan Elementary School and Bulacan North Central School, the beneficiaries of this year’s National Childrens Book Reading Day at SM City Baliwag.
The happy faces of Tarcan Elementary School students while holding some new books they received at the National Children’s Book Reading Day on SM City Baliwag.
This year’s National Children’s Book Reading Day at SM City Baliwag brought happiness to 60 beneficiary students. Books given were themed in different learning areas to promote rediscovery of reading among students.