Tuesday, May 30, 2017

It will be the very first ÄRT MÖD Fair which will be opening its doors on Independence day weekend from 10 AM - 7 PM on Friday, June 9 to Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

Envisioned to bring the world of Philippine Modern Art to a wider audience, ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 gathers a host of both established and upcoming visual artists like Philipp Badon, Boysie Villavicencio, Ali Alejandro, Joe Datuin, Toym Imao, Michelline Syjuco, Ronnie Lim, Andy Malluche, Luna Arguelles, Alfred Gallura, Elaine Herbosa, Miguel Buhay, Pilar Quiros, JV Calanoc, Noemi Concepcion, Sky de Leon, Ralph William Villaluz, Emmanuel Mendoza, Allan Sison, Norlie Meimban, Maia Magpantay with the collections of William Borja and Myla Roque and participating galleries like Larc En Ciel; Arte Pintura; Transwing; Happy Art; Saturday Group headed by Buds Convocar; FDAP and FEATI University together under one roof.

ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 provides art enthusiasts, students, mall shoppers and the general public a convenient and comfortable venue to experience and appreciate modern art like paintings, prints, photography, sculpture, mixed media and digital art. A rare opportunity for serious collectors and first time buyers alike to find the artwork that match their styles and tastes.

Visitors are treated to a variety of activities during this 3-day event that inspires creativity and spurs understanding of art and its processes. Listen and learn through talks by renowned artists like Inka Madera, Liz Lanuzo, John Paul “Lakan” Oliveros and Toym Imao, as they convey priceless insight and new ideas in their fields. Take part in various demos; drawing and painting sessions; and learn Nude Sketching from professionals.

ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 is produced and organized by ArtisteSpace with the invaluable support of its major sponsor, SM Megamall, and media partners, When In Manila, Art+ Magazine, Fringe Magazine, and prominent influencers of the blogosphere.

See you at ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017 on June 9 - 11, 2017 at Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

Entrance tickets are available at the gate for P100 per person. To get a free 3-day access pass, simply register at http://www.artmodfair.com/art-mod-fair-free-3-daypass/.

To find out more about ÄRT MÖD Fair 2017, visit the website atwww.artmodfair.com.

Enchanted Kingdom has always been the go-to destination for amusement. Thrill seekers are always on the lookout for new rides. There is a certified new destination in town. It’s a unique attraction that soars mightily above all others, and fast becoming a popular choice among local and foreign tourists looking for that instant getaway.  Escape the hustle and bustle of the metro with a quick trip to Sta. Rosa, Laguna, and enter the magical world of the country’s premiere theme park.  Enchanted Kingdom offers everyone its newest and grandest attraction in 21 years, “Agila: The EKsperience,” a flying theater that showcases the Philippines in all its rugged beauty, calming splendor and amazing diversity in one spectacular ride.

Travel the breadth of the country’s 7,641 islands and zero in on twenty of the most captivating sights to wow and delight any traveler, adventurer or thrill-seeker.  From Batanes to Cagayan de Oro, Agila will soar high, glide over and swoop down places most people can only dream of going.  You’re only a ticket and a ride away from ticking off some must-see destinations in your Philippine bucket list.  Simply board the flying theater and let Agila take you across the archipelago to witness postcard-pretty places from vantage points that only this powerful raptor can traverse.
Experience simulated flight replete with special effects, motion seats, scents, mist and the most visually stunning film featuring awesome vistas that simply go on and on.  It’s a thrilling journey that touches more than just the multi-sensory, because Agila draws the audience to the core of its advocacy—inspiring pride in the Philippines and in the uniqueness of the Filipino; appreciating the beauty and diversity of this God-given paradise;and conserving and protecting the nation’s symbol of hope and strength, the Agila.
Agila: The EKsperience is one giant attraction that offers superlative features packed with so much learning, imagination and visual enjoyment for park guests of all ages and races.  Best of all, you get front row seats to this one-of-a-kind ride every time you choose to take Agila’s flight. Agila single ride ticket is worth P500 but can also be purchased bundled with park admission at P900. EKsperience is definitely worth every peso and minute spent.

To know more about Agila: the EKsperience, please visit www.enchantedkingdom.ph or call (02) 5843535 or (02) 8303535 to book your one-of-a-kind flight today.

Mr. Sky Park, Mr. Seven, and Mr. Jay Domingo
          Bangs Prime Salon is the upscale brand of Tony & Jackey. The Best Korean Salon in the Philippines just got better! Bangs' hairstylists are carefully selected, they have minimum of 7years experience in Korea. Hairstylists from Korea are leading the salon industry in the world in terms of skill. It takes two to three years in college to learn about the well-trained process of learning the hair’s distinction, study, and application.

To aide hairstylists deliver their outmost service, the company makes sure their hairstylists  are equipped with the latest and advanced hair and salon equipments from blowers, irons and perming machines; all imported from Korea and Japan. Bangs Prime Salon provides training and education to their hairstylists on latest trends processes and techniques to keep up with the dynamic salon industry and improve its competitive advantage.

Many Filipinos are hooked in the Korean culture. Whether it be food, Koreanovelas, or Kpop. Korean invasion is here to stay! We wouldn't want to be missing the trend. We are embracing their culture so much that we keep ourselves updated with their latest fashion and hairstyles.


The program started with warm greetings from the President of Bangs Prime Salon, Mr. Sky Park. He introduced their new set of brand endorsers and announced their exciting promotions. 

The new set of endorsers took the stage to show their skills. Byran Olano, Kay Cal, John Matthew Uy, Yohan Hwang, and Upgrade entertained everyone in the room.

For updates on Bangs Prime Salon promotions and events, visit their official Facebook Page.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Maintaining a time-demanding career and pursuing your passion may be difficult but not for Atty. Rene “Rebo” Saguisag, Jr.  He is a multifaceted individual who, despite his busy profession, never turns down an opportunity to work with his passion. Aside from being a notable lawyer, following the footsteps of his father, prominent human rights lawyer Rene Saguisag Sr., he was also a former BEST Center coach and is currently the UAAP commissioner for two consecutive seasons, 78 and 79. On top of that, Atty. Rebo is also a strong advocate of sports development among the youth naming the Mindanao Peace Games as one of his involvements. Recently, he even volunteered to manage his son’s little league baseball team.

How does he balance his passion and profession? “I don’t,” Saguisag wittingly answered. “I just married the perfect wife who fills all my shortcomings.” Law practice and basketball seem like two different worlds. Managing each would require his undivided attention as they are both time-consuming and emotionally draining. He explained, “I don’t see it as an obstacle but a challenge and opportunity to better myself so I never even considered choosing one over the other. In fact, if handled properly, they can even complement each other.”

Saguisag stated that his success as a lawyer, his pride in being a former BEST Center coach and now the UAAP commissioner, his commitment to being a good family man, and a better individual are all because of the lessons he learned while playing basketball when he was still young.

All I really needed to learn, I learned inside the basketball court,” he shared.

Saguisag’s experience as a former coach for BEST (Basketball Efficiency & Scientific Training) Center, multi-awarded and pioneer in basketball clinics in the country, helped in his values formation. He noted how the organization has instilled in him discipline and a great sense of responsibility. The strict guidelines and high standards imposed and maintained in the clinics and the proper behavior required in the court, along with the values taught in team sports, has molded him to become who he is today.

He further explained, “Playing and coaching basketball aided me in knowing the technicalities and rules of the game which is vital in my position as a commissioner. Meanwhile, small details such as punctuality and grooming (like making sure my jerseys are tucked) helped in how I properly carry myself, even inside the courtroom.”

So far, the former BEST Center coach and now notable lawyer-cum-UAAP commissioner enjoys the best of both worlds and aims to implement his advocacies for the development of both fields. He also encourages everyone not to limit themselves to their own comfort zones but instead, be open to opportunities, accept challenges and turn these into achievements. Above all, never undermine the seemingly trivial lessons you learn along the way for it is through these experiences that make you who are, regardless of what you are.

For more information, call 411-6260 or 372-3066. You can also visit http://facebook.com/page/BEST-Center-Sports-Inc/.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

One of the top distributors and marketing company in the Philippines, Macpower Marketing Corporation, held a product launch last May 22nd, 2017 at the F1 hotel. The newest line of Boompods is here.

The show was hosted by 80s sensation RJ Ledesma who introduced its founders and creators from the UK. The product launch also marks the partnership of Macpower , Boompods, and Globe telecom which is the distributor of the said audio line.

Photo credits: https://www.facebook.com/MacpowerPH/

Photo credits: https://www.facebook.com/MacpowerPH/

Boompods began as a homeware design and manufacturing business and was originally known as DT Design. It started its audio products in 2012 with the aim of producing quality, innovative and hip audio products. Their products stand out because they are: original, well-designed, stylish, hard working, and functional. 

The night's highlight was the demonstration of the ruggedness of the Rokpod. The speaker was subjected to and passed the durability test by way of dropping and throwing the speakers on the floor and immersing it in water. Thanks to its multi-layered design and solid-rock construction, the speakers still worked and gave out quality sound through its nano speaker technology and passive bass system.

Photo credits: https://www.facebook.com/MacpowerPH/

Photo credits: https://www.facebook.com/MacpowerPH/

Among the audio products introduced were the Rokpod, Fusion, doubleblaster 2, retrobuds, Hush, and closeup.

Rokpod shock/water proof wireless speaker

Fusion waterproof wireless speaker

Double blaster 2 

You can follow Macpower on Facebook, by clicking here.
and see more technical specs of  Boompods products by clicking here

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Last May 24th at A Space in Legazpi street, Makati, Sun life conducted a Live Brighter Session featuring Jonathan Yabut. He is the first ever winner of the hit reality show "Apprentice Asia". It is a gathering of bloggers and aspiring financial advisors. Yabut shared the story of how he rose from humble beginnings to become a successful businessman and an in-demand motivational speaker.

Jonathan Yabut, after winning the reality show, served as Chief of Staff for AirAsia. Yabut runs his own company JY Consultancy & Ventures which now operates in Manila, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore. He shared how he won the TV competition, his life experience, work tips and principles.

Here's a rundown of 5 important things he shared:

1.Success is when preparation meets opportunity.
He won Apprentice Asia not because he is the brightest person among the contestants but because   he is the most prepared among them.

2.You don't need to say yes to every opportunity.
Successful people practice Triage. Triage is the procedure of assigning levels of priority to   tasks or individuals to determine the most effective order in which to deal with them.
Steve Jobs once said "I am proud of what we don't do, as I am with what we do."

3.In order to stand out, you also need to stand back.
Leadership is pullership, not pushership. 
Leadership is being able to influence someone to get that objective done even if that person doesn't like you or even if that person doesn't like his job.

4.It's not about working hard, but smart.
Is there a better way to do it?
Before you even execute and jump into any task, always zoom out first before you zoom in. Ask yourself if it is the best strategy for attacking.

5.The secret to success is out there. It's called Grit.
Grit is passion and perseverance for very long term goals.

JP Cruz is a Sun Life Financial advisor and also shared his personal journey and an inside look at his own career.  He said he once reached rock bottom in both his finances and his love life, and he shared things he did to overcome the struggle. He is now a successful Sun Life advisor and interestingly stressed a thought akin to what Yabut emphasized: that is to to have a deeper reason for the work one pursues. In his case, Cruz finds it by helping people achieve lifetime financial security.

“There's so much inspiration to be had in this Live Brighter Session, between Jonathan's and JP's stories. I'm sure that the bloggers who joined us in the venue and even those who tuned in via Facebook Live found motivation to continue pursuing their dreams and finding a purpose to serve,” Sun Life Financial Advisor Recruitment Manager Fin Bernardo said. “We hope that this also opens to them opportunities that they can enjoy if they become a financial advisor. It's a career that's definitely meaningful, and at the same time financially rewarding.”

“Live Brighter Sessions” are set to be held in Cebu and Davao. For more details, follow @sunlifeph on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Interested to become a Sun Life advisor? Visit bitly.com/sunlifeadvisor to learn more.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Manila, Philippines, May 09, 2017 -With summer holiday just around the corner, Dubai-based celebrity, model and fitness guru Rania Gamal went to the Philippines recently to discover breathtaking places that will surely enjoy by people living in Dubai and the rest of the Middle East region and will be the perfect getaway destination for the upcoming holiday season.

Rania Gamal visited one of the countrys popular summer destinations for locals Batangas. Rania stayed at Acuatico Beach and Resort Hotel that was owned by the famous Filipino designer Mama Rene Saluds family. During her stay, Rania enjoyed the stunning beach and sunset in the property. She has experience local food like seafood, Batangas lomi, Barako coffee, to name a few, where she found exactly right for Middle Easterns to try.

During her stay in Batangas, Rania also had a photoshoot for Playboy PhilippinesRenegade issue where she is on their prestigious cover and for luxury travel magazine Xpedition Middle East.
After Batangas, Rania explored the bustling city of Manila where she stayed at City of Dreams in Pasay City.

With close to 100,000 tourist arrival from the Middle East region in 2016, Rania encourages more people from region to visit the Philippines and explore its stunning beaches and hospitable people.
I plan to visit more cities in the Philippines on my next visit. I would like to explore the beaches of Boracay and Palawan as I heard they have the worlds best beaches and coastlines

With Middle Eastern continuously looking for a place to spend their holidays, I believe that it is high time for Philippines to be recognize as the MUST SEE summer destination most especially for Middle Eastern travelers
I hope that many establishment will cater more to Muslim tourists like halal food options and halal kitchen so Muslim travelers will be more confident on visiting the country
The Middle East market are known as quality travelers they stay longer and spend bigger compared to other to tourism markets.
Rania Gamal plans to collaborate further with Philippine Department of Tourism Middle East office to further promote the Philippines in the Middle East region.

About Rania Gamal

Rania Gamal is a Dubai-based fitness guru, model, actress and TV presenter. She started modelling when she was 17 years old while living in Germany and was the face of Loreal products and the cover of different international magazines. Rania loves traveling the world and she can speak 5 languages fluently including Arabic, English, Danish, German and French. Rania is also a fitness, lifestyle, and health aficionado teaching women not only to eat healthily but also about being independent and being empowered. She had her post graduate diploma in PR & Journalism at World Media Academy, a school accredited by Washington-based ICFJ (International Centre for Journalist). Rania Gamal was also the official host for P. O. W. E. R. E. D. (Professional Overseas Women Empowerment, Recognition and Equality Day) held in Vesna Restaurant and Lounge at Conrad Hotel.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

SHARP AQUOS XU Series 4K TV Powered by Android TV™

Introducing the world's first-ever 4K TV with the highest 8K resolution

There's no doubt Filipinos spend much time glued to the TV screens now that movie streaming from the Internet is possible. Filipinos can now plug-in to an exceptional 4K TV viewing like never before, with the new SHARP AQUOS XU Series 4K TV Powered by Android TV™ that can give them 8k resolution—the world’s highest picture resolution to date. The AQUOS Super Premium XU Series type LC-80XU930X size 80 inch and 70-inch LC-70XU830X live up once more to SHARP’s position as an innovator, with these “first-in-the-world” 4K models with 8K resolutions that were unveiled to the public last May 18 at Shangri-La at the Fort.
8K resolution upgrade

One can now enjoy 8K resolution despite not having a native HD source with the AQUOS XU Series 4K TV Powered by Android TV™. It integrates 4K QuattronTM Pro panel and the world's first X8 Master Engine Pro processor technologies to achieve the capability to upgrade image quality through pixel furcation. This allows it to convert images to 8K resolution.

The closest you can get to reality

AQUOS XU Series 4K TV Powered by Android TV™ offers a more immersive watching experience with a more packed field of view with its tight pixel density – meaning, individual pixels can’t be spotted even up close. It carries 4K resolution at 60fps, hence the ability to bring out its highest potential definition, and blurring the lines between reality because of technology Rich Color Pro, the primary four color technology (RGBY) that produces a color range 40% wider than conventional TV.
Connectivity at its finest

Latest standard interface such as a super speed USB and MHL 3.0 allows users to enjoy high-definition content from various sources, especially smart phones and SD memory cards. Wireless gaming is also made possible with its Bluetooth and built-in Wi-Fi.
It also establishes relevance in this age that relies heavily on connectivity by equipping the AQUOS XU Series 4K TV Powered by Android TV™ with seamless access to content; enabling users to choose from a wide variety of videos, music, and games. It has added features such as the touchpad and the Google Voice Search function. One can easily connect to pre-installed apps such as Netflix, Youtube, Google Play, and Google cast, among others.

Experiencing the powerful and meaningful connections with SHARP is part of its year-long campaign, Be Original, which speaks of SHARP’s core drive for originality and development of technology that lets people be themselves. It’s about originating technology that enhance lifestyles, inspire innovations, and support individual expression.

Enjoy AQUOS XU Series 4K TV Powered by Android TV™ in 70 and 80-inch models, as well as other range of LCD-LED smart TVs under the Aquos series that also offer supreme quality resolution for every user’s delight and comfort.
Discover a viewing experience only possible by being connected to SHARP’s original technology. Get onboard the new era of television with the AQUOS XU Series 4K TV Powered by Android TV™.

About SHARP Philippines Corp.

Sharp Philippines Corporation (SPC) was established as a joint venture in 1982 between Pilipinas Development Corporation and Japan’s Sharp Corporation. SPC, although relatively young, already have several major achievements. During its tenth year as a joint venture operation, it emerged as one of the leading manufacturers of electronics and home appliances in the field, and on its eleventh, it became the first of its kind in the Philippines to be granted the ISO 9002 certification for its quality systems by the British Standards Institute. SPC works towards gaining and keeping the trust of the millions of Filipinos, both young and old, through quality products and constant innovation. Its main product categories are video, audio, and home appliances, and along with its core offerings, SPC continuously adds more products and models to its roster, making sure that each product is tailored to the needs of the Filipino consumer.

A series of vlogs which aims to educate Filipinos about how investing can help make their #LifeGoals come true wil be launched by actor Matteo Guidicelli and Sun Life Asset Management Company, Inc.(SLAMCI). The video blogs is dubbed "Make it Mutual".

Make It Mutual will tackle topics pertinent to personal finance, such as growing one’s money, beating inflation and investing regularly. It is easty to relate to the video blogs since the modules will be be demonstrated in themes that are familiar, like fashion and fitness, among others. 

"Make it Mutual" videos will be shared via social media making it it easily accessible. 

“I’m thankful for the opportunity to lead another financial literacy campaign for SLAMCI. It’s definitely relevant and timely,” Mateo said. “I myself have life goals i’d like to pursue, and i’m happy to share that ever since i ‘made it mutual’ with SLAMCI, I’ve been well on my way to achieving all those goals. It would be great if more Filipinos can experience the same”.

The latest in SLAMC’s efforts to boost financial literacy among Filipinos, “Make It Mutual” aims to encourage Filipinos to invest in Mutual Funds so they can achieve their life goals. The company was also behind the SLAM The Scam” campaign which likewise starred Matteo, who shared tips on what to consider when choosing an investing company in order to avoid dubious organization.

This is the SLAMC's latest step in educating Filipinos regarding financial literacy. The vlogs are created to encourage Filipinos to invest in Mutual Funds so they can achieve their life goals. The previous campaign, SLAM The Scam, also featured Matteo shows tips on what to consider when choosing an investing company in order to avoid dubious organization.

According to SLAMCI President Valerie Pama, the company is committed to helping more Filipinos discover the benefits of investing so they may reap its rewards. “We all have goals that we’d like to accomplish, such as buying a house or a car, travelling to a dream destination, or planning a wedding. These are goals that require a significant amount of money, and sometimes, Filipinos become discouraged knowing how much they need to raise to be able to fund their dreams,” she said. “We’d like to show them that by saving and investing in mutual funds, all their dreams can become a reality. They simply have to ‘Make it Mutual.” 

The “Make It Mutual” campaign is just the first of Sun Life’s series of financial literacy initiatives this year. 

Mylene Lopa, Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer, says the campaign is just one of the many initiatives to be launched this year as Sun Life rolls out its Financial Independence Month campaign this June. We remain committed to this cause. Sun Life is always eager to promote it in ways that are creative, relatable, easily understandable,” she said. “We will never tire of advocating financial literacy to Filipinos.” 

For the first vlog click on the link below


Press Release from Sharp Philippines

Monday, May 22, 2017

"Trading can transform the way you live" words spoken by the chief trainer of Wealth Mentors which was brought to Manila by Aaron Sim. 

Photo credits: facebook.com/mirriammcwilliams/

Mirriam MacWilliams is the former National Director of Education of the largest non-profit investment club and is also America's top stock market expert. Mirriam is a self-made millionaire who has two decades of trading experience. She has turned her $10,000 investment to $2,000,000 in the stock market in two years. Awarded as the “World’s Leading Trading Coach & Trainer” by the prestigious Brand Laureate, she has mentored over 8,000 people in Asia on how to trade profitably regardless of market directions.

Photo credits: mirriammcwilliams.com

She has been featured on televisions, radio, newspapers and magazines in Asia. These include NTV7, TV2, Channel NewsAsia, Lite FM, Radio 938, Star, The Sunday Times, The Business Times, Share Investor, The Edge and more. 

A three-day workshop will be held in Manila on May 19-21, 2017 at Marco Polo Hotel in Ortigas. The workshop will focus on the 3 Secrets of Successful Trading:

The first secret is Knowledge. As the saying goes "Knowledge is power". Understanding how the stock market works will be the first crucial step. It is quite possible to profit whether the market is up or down.

The second secret is Leverage, wherein you use the smallest amount of capital using Options trading. Buying an option is far safer than buying a stock. You will learn to trade in the market on both directions.

The third secret is Knowing when to avoid being in the trade. It is wise not to hold options though earnings announcement.

For more details please contact Wealth Mentors Tel: 0915 7558588 / Email: register@wealth-mentors.com or PMCM Events Management at 09178344978.and visit www.wealthcreationmentors.com


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