Wednesday, February 27, 2019

An estimated 6,000 attendees comprised of families, schools, supporters, advocates, and SM employees, celebrated the triumphant life stories of people with Down Syndrome and their families at the 17th Happy Walk for Down Syndrome, which took place at the SMX Convention Center, Manila last February 24, 2019.

Happy Walk was held in celebration of the National Syndrome Consciousness Month and is an annual activity that promotes awareness, acceptance and inclusivity of persons with Down Syndrome into society. Happy Walk was organized by the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines, Inc. (DSAPI), in partnership with SM Cares. 

The event featured performances from children affected with the condition, celebrity performances, and fun interactive booths. A parade around the SM Mall of Asia complex followed after the program allowing children with Down Syndrome, together with their families, to interact with the shoppers and tenants of the mall. 

The event was graced by Hans Sy, Chairman of the Executive Committee of SM Prime Holdings together with US Ambassador to the Philippines H.E. Sung Kim and Ambassador designate for the Royal Thai Embassy, H.E. Vasin Ruangprateepsaeng, who have both long supported the advocacies of SM and DSAPI. 

“Having a child with Down Syndrome has been one of the most remarkable experiences for me, as well as for countless parents and families. Some experiences can be so powerful that they have long-lasting and life-changing impacts on our lives.” DSAPI Chairman Mr. Elmer F. Lapeña shares.

Simultaneously, SM City Bacolod also joined the celebration and had their walk as well. 

“At SM, we recognize the ever-changing needs of the members of the community where we are present, and the more we celebrate our relationship with groups like DSAPI, the more that we understand what needs to be developed in making a welcoming mall, including persons with disability.” said Bien Mateo, SVP of SM Supermalls and Director for SM Cares Program on PWDs. 

“The Happy Walk is certainly one of the biggest events that continues to make beautiful stories for families to enjoy, to have fun, to be with one another, to treasure.” DSAPI Chairman Mr. Elmer F. Lapeña adds. 

The Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines, Inc. (DSAPI) is a non-stock, non-profit organization, founded in 1991 by a group of dedicated and committed parents and concerned physicians. It aims to offer support to families who have a child with Down Syndrome and to initiate, develop, promote, encourage and support programs and projects concerning Down Syndrome.

SM Cares is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings, Inc. Its advocacies include Programs on Persons with Disabilities, Children and Youth, Women and Breastfeeding Mothers, Environment Sustainability, Senior Citizens, and Overseas Filipino Workers (SM Global Pinoy). 

As a responsible integrated property developer, SM ensures that its CSR programs serve as a catalyst for positive change in the communities that it supports. To know more about SM Cares, you may visit, or email

26 February 2019 – Seattle, WA: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held a special Meet and Greet session at the Southwest Boys & Girls Club in Seattle. In attendance was ONE Championship athlete Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson, accompanied by mixed martial arts legends Rich Franklin and Miesha Tate.

Demetrious Johnson, ONE Athlete, stated: "I am very excited to make my ONE Championship debut. I feel as though the organization represents the true values of martial arts which I really take pride in, like being humble and respectful. ONE Championship is everything that is great about martial arts. Even in events like this, where I get to visit the children at the Southwest Boys & Girls Club and share with them the benefits of martial arts in people's lives, it's an honor for me to be able to do this. We're about a month out to Tokyo, and I'm excited to face Yuya Wakamatsu. I think he's a very tough, well-rounded opponent and it should be a good test for me."

Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson of Kirkland, Washington, United States is a mixed martial artist and 12-time Flyweight World Champion with a professional record of 27-3-1. With a highly-technical style and world-class skills, Johnson has dominated his division for the past seven years. During this span, Johnson captured the flyweight World Title and ran up a win streak of 13 bouts since 2012. Today, he is widely-considered one of the best mixed martial artists in the world pound-for-pound. Johnson now looks to continue his legendary career in the world’s largest martial arts organization, ONE Championship.

Multiple-time mixed martial arts World Champion Rich Franklin is the Vice President of ONE Championship and CEO of the highly-acclaimed ONE Warrior Series. Franklin made his professional mixed martial arts debut on June 19, 1999, defeating his opponent via first-round knockout. He eventually captured the Middleweight World Title in 2005 and successfully defended the belt twice. In a span of just a little over a decade of competing at the highest level, Franklin has become an absolute legend, defeating some of the sport’s biggest names including Ken Shamrock, Evan Tanner, Nate Quarry, Yushin Okami, Travis Lutter, Wanderlei Silva, and Chuck Liddell, among others.

Former multiple-time Women’s Bantamweight World Champion Miesha Tate is one of the biggest and most recognizable names in the martial arts industry, and is a pioneer of women’s mixed martial arts. Tate began her martial arts journey as a wrestler at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma, Washington. She experienced a successful amateur career, even winning a State Championship during her senior year in 2005. Her most notable victories as a professional came over Liz Carmouche, Sara McMann, Jessica Eye, and Holly Holm. Following her time in the cage, Tate later became a broadcast analyst. In November 2018, Tate joined ONE Championship as Vice President.
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Friday, February 22, 2019

Mary Kay TimeWise® Miracle Set 3D™ defends, delays and delivers to help you look younger longer. 

PHILIPPINES – 2019 – Did you know only 20 percent of visible skin aging is caused by the natural aging process? That means the rest comes from everyday life. UV rays, pollution, smog, diet, smoking, sleep loss and stress — these are all factors that can speed up the aging process, leading to the look of premature skin aging. So while you can’t stop time, Mary Kay has found a way to help you defy it.

Introducing TimeWise® Miracle Set 3D™

Our scientists spent years researching the causes of premature aging and uncovered a breakthrough three-dimensional approach to skin aging. They conducted more than 200 consumer, Clinical and safety studies, and over 150 formulas and ingredients were evaluated. The result is an antioxidant powerhouse that features exclusive technology to protect against the environmental and lifestyle skin stressors that can cause skin to look older before its time.

TimeWise® Miracle Set 3D™ takes a three—dimensional approach to skin aging: lt DEFENDS against age-accelerating free radicals on skin with multiple antioxidant benefits. It DELAYS the look of aging with UVA/UVB protection and the exclusive, patent-pending Age Minimize 3D™ Complex. It DELIVERS the visible improvement of multiple signs of aging in four weeks* and more results over time.

  • Fine Lines

  • Wrinkles

  • Resilience

  • Luminosity

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Overall Appearance
  • The exclusive Age Minimize 3D™ Complex is in every product and features three innovative ingredients:
  • Encapsulated resveratrol provides triple antioxidant benefits, plus helps promote more even-looking skin tone** and supports skin’s natural collagen. **
  • Vitamin B3 is a well—known brightening superpower that works double duty as an antioxidant.
  • An age-defying peptide supports skin’s natural collagen and elastin** for a more youthful, resilient look.


Each product features our Age Minimize 3D™ Complex and works as an antioxidant** to help neutralize free radicals on skin. Each step is formulated to work together to give you the building blocks for a lifetime of beautiful skin. TimeWise® Miracle Set 3D™ is available in two variants: normal-to-dry and combination-to-oily.


Step 1: 

TimeWise® Age Minimize 3D™ 4-in-1 Cleanser***

Achieves four skin-loving benefits: (1) removes complexion-dulling impurities and (2) leaves skin feeling clean, (3) exfoliated and (4) looking brighter. Choose the formula that’s right for you: normal to dry to soothe skin as it cleanses or combination to oily to remove excess oil without drying.

Step 2: 

TimeWise® Age Minimize 3D™ Day Cream (with and without SPF 30) ***

This moisture-replenishing cream helps delay visible signs of skin aging. It also provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB UVA/UVB protection. It re-energizes skin’s natural youthful glow and helps improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles. And it helps even the look of skin tone. Skin looks more vibrant throughout the day. Moisturizes for 12 hours.

Step 3: 

TimeWise® Age Minimize 3D™ Night Cream***

This effective, moisture-replenishing cream re-energizes skin’s natural, youthful glow and helps reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Applied at night, it goes to work while skin is most able to rebuild its reserves. Awake to skin that looks healthier, rested and more radiant. This non-greasy cream moisturizes for 12 hours.

Step 4: 

TimeWise® Age Minimize 3D™ Eye Cream

This eye cream helps improve multiple visible signs of aging and fatigue, including the appearance of dark Circles, undereye puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles. Skin looks firmer as this quick—absorbing cream immediately moisturizes and brightens the eye area. Plus, it maintains moisture in the eye area for 12 hours. You’ll see overall improvement in skin’s appearance for a more youthful, rested look.

Younger-looking skin takes just three steps twice a day, and those steps deliver real results women are already talking about. In fact, 8 out of 10 women were excited by the results they saw, + including improvement in the overall quality of their skin and that their skin regained a more youthful look

This is skin science for the real world, and it’s only available through a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant.

“TimeWise® Miracle Set 3D™ reflects not only years of research on the latest ingredient innovations, but also an understanding of how today’s environment impacts the look of skin aging. It’s been known that free radicals contribute to the look of premature skin aging, but it’s a broader scope of what triggers free radicals that has come to light in recent years. More than just UV rays, other environmental aggressors, such as car exhaust, air pollution, stress, lack of sleep and more can cause free radicals. Since you can’t avoid environmental aggressors completely, TimeWise® Miracle Set 3D™ uses the latest skin science insights to provide powerful antioxidant protection as well as visible results to help you defy the look of aging.”

— Dr. Lucy Gildea, Mary Kay Chief Scientific Officer

TimeWise® Miracle Set 3D™***, Price: TBA
TimeWise® Age Minimize 3D™ 4-in-1 Cleanser***, Price: TBA
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TimeWise® Age Minimize 3D™ Eye Cream, Price: TBA
Available through an Independent Beauty Consultant.

*Results based on a 12-week independent clinical study in which 62 women used the TimeWise® Miracle Set 3D™ twice a day
**Based on in-vitro testing of key ingredients
***Available in two variants: Normal/Dry Skin or Combination/Oily Skin
+Results based on a five-week independent consumer study in which 214 women used the TimeWise® Miracle Set 3D™ twice a day

Mang Inasal, the leading Pinoy fast-food restaurant that serves the 2-in-1 sa Laki, Nuot sa Ihaw SarapChicken Inasal, successfully marked the Pambansang Araw ng Chicken Inasal last January 26 with customers flocking to its stores to enjoy their favorite grilled chicken.

On this special day, loyal customers, including a number of first-time diners, enjoyed P15 off on their Chicken Paborito Value Meals in all Mang Inasal stores nationwide. The promo discount was inspired by Mang Inasal’s 15th year milestone.

Among the hearty diners that day was Bernard Garnodo who came with six kids, two of whom were his children. They were big fans of Chicken Paborito Value Meals so they gladly joined the celebration.

Belle, a call center agent, went to dine in Mang Inasal with her workmates, as they love to feast on their favorite Chicken Paborito Value meals as a group or a squad. They said they particularly like Mang Inasal because of their grilled chicken, the unlimited rice offering and the feeling of being at home whenever they are at the store.

Mang Inasal Brand Manager Schubert Quilinquin thanked their customers for making the Pambansang Araw ng Chicken Inasal extra special as they became part of the countrywide celebration.

“Our avid customers did not only increase foot traffic in our stores, but also helped us move closer to our goal of making Chicken Inasal a national icon. Thanks for joining,” he said.

On its second year, the Pambansang Araw ng Chicken Inasal also marked the launch of Mang Inasal’s newest celebrity endorsers – Carlo Aquino and Angelica Panganiban. Carlo dropped by Mang Inasal stores in Market! Market! and The Ayala Circuit Mall while Angelica made an appearance at the Marikina Riverbanks store.

Carlo and Angelica topbill the newest Chicken Inasal television commercial launched a day after Pambansang Araw ng Chicken Inasal. The 15-seconder capitalized on Cargel’s onscreen chemistry, making it the perfect commercial to usher in the love month of February.

“Angelica and I are thrilled to be part of the Mang Inasal family. They are really taking good care of us. And I really love their Chicken Inasal. And even before, I would consume a lot of serving of rice. Also, I eat with my hands, para mas solb sa sarap (so it can be truly satisfying),” Carlo shared.

In behalf of CarGel, Carlo also expressed his appreciation for the support that their fans have been giving them.

“Angelica and I would like to thank our fans for their support. Patuloy po tayong kumain ng masarap. Patuloy po tayong mag-enjoy sa pagkain ng Mang Inasal Chicken Inasal. (Let’s continue to eat delicious food. Let’s continue to enjoy Mang Inasal Chicken Inasal!),” he said.

With the success of this year’s celebrations, customers can expect more surprises in next year’s Pambansang Araw ng Chicken Inasal. Keep updated on Mang Inasal’s promos by liking Mang Inasal Philippines Facebook page and visiting

Landers Superstore, the country’s fastest growing membership shopping establishment, partners with BDO, the largest bank in the Philippines, to make the customers’ shopping experience even more blissful with free membership application and renewal for all BDO credit cardholders.

To qualify for the promo, members can simply visit any Landers Superstore branch and purchase a minimum of P5,000 in a single receipt. Non-members, meanwhile, must present their BDO credit card at the main entrance to be given a temporary pass to shop at Landers Superstore. All principal and supplementary BDO credit cardholders can avail of the promo up to two times.

Promo runs until February 28, 2019 and is valid for premium membership only, not for business membership or extension card renewal.

To redeem the free membership card, customers must present original copies of the receipt and credit card charge slip at the Landers Superstore membership counter. Redemption is until April 30, 2019.

Transactions made at Landers-Caltex, Federal Barbers, Capital Care, Doppio, Dough & Co., and Landers Central are excluded from the promo.

Landers Superstore is gaining recognition for offering top-notched and exclusive local and imported products. Customers also enjoy shopping at Landers because of its vast 8,000-square meter space and well-lit aisles, which provide a relaxed experience.

Get your free membership card at Landers Superstore now! Visit Landers Superstore at Landers Alabang West – Daang Hari Road, Almanza Dos, Las Piñas City; Landers ArcoVia City - 1604, 99 Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Ave, Pasig; Landers Balintawak - 1240 EDSA Balintawak, Apolonio Samson, Quezon City; Landers Otis -1890 Paz Guazon St., Paco, Manila; or Landers Cebu – 23 Minore Park, Cardinal Rosales Ave. cor. Pope John Paul II Ave., Cebu.

For more information about Landers Superstore’s exclusive offerings, visit

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Every day, we’re flooded with endless tasks, whether at work or at school. While it may be easy to be bogged down by the daunting work ahead, the key is to re-focus on the things that get us up and actually make us happy.

Here are three tips to keep you in good spirits and ready for the everyday grind:

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Surround yourself with people that uplift you
Keeping the right people by your side can completely change your life. There’s no better motivation than being surrounded by friends and loved ones who inspire you to be the best that you can be and who cheer you on in the process.

Engage in activities that will elevate your life
Do you have a passion project that you’ve always wanted to pursue? Why not give it a try? Immersing yourself in hobbies, developing your talents, or learning new skills during your spare time are things that can really enrich your life.

Indulge in instant mood boosters
Sometimes the simple joys make all the difference. Watching an episode of your favorite series, dancing and singing along to your favorite song, or even playing a quick game on your smartphone can help reduce some stress and instantly boost your mood.

Nowadays, technology is seamlessly intertwined with most of our life moments, so it’s important to find a tool that enhances these experiences. Luckily, Vivo smartphones are here to empower you with cutting-edge technologies that elevate every day moments.

Capturing the best moments with friends and family is easier with Vivo smartphone’s upgraded cameras and innovative photo modes. Watching movies, videos and playing mobile games just got more immersive with their FullView™ Display. For those who want an over-all optimal phone experience, Vivo ensures a powerful performance with improved battery life, storage, and processors to help you achieve more.

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President and CEO of Cebuana Lhuillier, wins lifetime achievement award for consumer services industries, the first ever winner of the award since it was introduced. The company snagged 15 trophies including the Grand Stevie Award where they ranked 4th as well as the People’s Choice award for Financial/Insurance. 

Jean Henri Lhuillier and the PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (PJLGC) emerged as big winners during the recently concluded 2018 International Business Awards.

Lhuillier, president & CEO of PJLGC, bagged seven (7) awards, including the Lifetime Achievement award, where Lhuillier is the first ever gold winner in the consumer services industry. He was also awarded Gold Stevies for Entrepreneur of the Year for Diversified Services. Lhuillier also snagged the Silver Stevies for Executive of the Year for Diversified Services. He also won Bronze Stevie awards for Executive of the Year for Insurance, Executive of the Year for Financial Services, Maverick of the Year, and Entrepreneur of the Year for Financial Services.

“Winning these prestigious global awards brings us much pride and honor as we have always reveled in the quality of our products and the programs we implement. These awards will continue to motivate us to further introduce innovative products and services towards achieving our ultimate goal of financial inclusion for the country,” Lhuillier said.

This is the fourth straight year that Lhuillier was recognized by the international award-giving body, considered the world’s most coveted prize in the world of business and entrepreneurship. This is also the first time the Lifetime Achievement award was introduced as a category making Lhuillier the first ever winner of the prestigious award.

Aside from Lhuillier, PJ Lhuillier, Inc. (PJLI) ranked 4th among the 74 nations who joined the awards and is the only Filipino company to have made it onto the top 10, where the company received the Grand Stevie Trophy during the 2018 International Business Awards Gala held in London, England. PJLI is the organization behind the country’s largest microfinancial institution, Cebuana Lhuillier. Cebuana Lhuillier also won the People’s Choice trophy – rising above 3,900 nominations from organizations of all types, across 74 nations.

PJLI received the Gold Stevies award for Company of the Year for Diversified Services – Large, Company of the Year for Financial Services – Large, and Company of the Year for Insurance – Large and snagged the Bronze Stevie for Most Innovative Company of the Year with 2,500 or more employees.

The Company’s 30th Anniversary campaign won the Bronze Stevie as well for Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year - Internal Communications while the company’s Disaster Resilience advocacy program was awarded with the Bronze Stevie awards for Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Public Service and Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year - in Asia

The International Business Awards is the world's premier business awards created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. Golden Bridge Awards, on the other hand, is an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring Best Companies of all types and sizes from all over the world.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Following its successful turnout last year, Ortigas Company launched the 10-day Ortigas Art Festival to assert their commitment to bringing arts and culture closer to the people.

Now on its second year, the exhibit continues to put its efforts towards establishing Estancia as the art hub of Ortigas. This year’s approach brought individual artists to the spotlight, showcasing their creative individuality and placing them at the forefront of the art scene.

It was the idea of Renato Habulan, renowned social realist painter, to tap the various groups of artists from all over the country and give them a venue to exhibit their works. Ortigas Malls was receptive to the idea of promoting grassroots participation in the art scene.

No gallery representation – just artists working together; no admission charge for the viewers– walk through the art for free.

Among the featured artists is master engraver Benjie Torrado Cabrera, the only engraver in the country specializing in this laborious, centuries-old medium. His works, which are complex in detail, are inspired by his interest in cosmology, with geometric shapes and spheres that signify the universe.

Another one to look out for is Darwin “Japat” Guevarra, a self-taught artist inspired by the works of masters and his peers, showcases works that reflect his concepts of life and social realism, expressed through his mastery of the paintbrush, sculpting, photography, and experimenting with scrap and molded materials.

Also in the spotlight is photographer Bern Wong, with her camera that has captured the most moving meditative and breathtaking landscapes she has seen encountered in her travels. Her works express the minimal, abstract, and even the surreal aspects of places she visits.

Make sure to check out the works of Richard Buxani, an architect who has since harnessed his talent to create sculptures made out of metal. Inspired by Ronald Castrillo, Richard

Also joining the art festival are artists from all over the country, whose works mirror the great talent of Filipino artists. The roster includes AgawXena, Agos Kulay Maynila, Banta Artist Initiative, Himbon, Biskeg, The Guild, Group Artists of Taytay, Association of Pinoy Printmakers, Hilaga, and Westgrove Fine Arts.

To create a more interactive and immersive art experience, various activities have also been lined up, which visitors can join for free. On February 23, master engraver Benjamin Cabrera shows his prowess in print-making. For those interested in watercolors, watercolor artist Peter Sutcliffe will hold tutorials on February 24 and March 2. On March 3, Renato Habulan introduces guests to Print Alla Prima with the Master. Throughout the festival, the public is also encouraged to participate through the “Comment Areas” where they can share their thoughts and opinions to let the artists know how their works are perceived.

The rapidly-evolving festival has already grabbed the attention of various artists from across the globe, including some from New York, Los Angeles, and Singapore who want to become part of this movement-- a sign that bigger and better things will come about in the coming years for Ortigas Art Festival.

Ortigas  Company is delighted to see that support for contemporary Philippine art has been growing. As part of our commitment to the arts, we are holding the second run of this art festival in the hope that this will increase appreciation for the creative individuality of artists. By holding this in Estancia, we are also making art accessible to Filipinos, especially for our mall patrons and the Capitol Commons community,” concluded Arch. Renee Bacani,VP of Ortigas Company.

For updates and more information on the Ortigas Art Festival, connect through its Instagram and Facebook page and use the hashtag #OrtigasArtFestival.

Shoppers, tenants, and employees were evacuated at the Emergency Response Command Center, after the simulated earthquake drill at SM City San Jose Del Monte.

FEBRUARY 21 – SM Malls in San Jose del Monte, Marilao, Baliwag as well as SM Center in Pulilan actively participated in the country’s first National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED), 2pm of February 21.

Shoppers, tenants, and employees were evacuated at the Emergency Response Command Center, after the simulated earthquake drill at SM City San Jose Del Monte.
SM City San Jose del Monte Assistant Mall Manager Arch. Nelson Lopez led various response teams in evacuation, clearing, search and rescue, first aid, and communication.

The earthquake and evacuation drill encouraged tenants and shoppers to participate as it took place during regular mall hours and dealt with a mock earthquake with 7.2 magnitude which is the expected scale from the West Valley Fault.
Agency personnel do the cover, duck and hold during the National Earthquake Drill at SM City Baliwag.

Working hand in hand, Medical as well as Search & Rescue Team gave first aid treatment to mock-up trauma victim at SM City Baliwag.

According to SM City San Jose del Monte Assistant Mall Manager Arch. Nelson Lopez, the quarterly drill is significant in preparation for the big earthquake that could happen in our lifetime. “It is very important not to panic by the time it happens, that is why we should master how to evacuate and familiarized the evacuation areas” he shares.

To increase and strengthen the mall’s Emergency Response Team’s preparedness and coordination, simulation of search and rescue were also showed. These includes carrying out first aid procedures for projected situations such as severely injured victims, assisting senior citizens, pregnant woman, and traumatized customers. Also part of the drill’s scope is setting up of Emergency Command Center and communication system.
Employees do the cover, duck and hold during the National Earthquake Drill at SM City Baliwag.

On top of the simultaneous nationwide earthquake drill, SM City San Jose del Monte, SM City Marilao, SM Baliwag, and SM Center Pulilan also conducts an annual refresher course on its employees, tenants, and affiliates on fire and earthquake preparedness. Topics like worst case scenarios during fire and earthquake, evacuation route, and first aid treatment were taken to build contingency plans in meeting the realities that 7.2 magnitude quake will present when it strikes.

A series of follow through earthquake drills will also be carried out on June 20, August 08 and November 14 as part of SM Supermalls’ disaster preparedness.

Members of Landers Superstore can now enjoy longer drives as the fastest growing membership shopping establishment in the country extends its Super Fuel Sale for the whole year of 2019!

Enjoy huge fuel discounts at Landers’ very own Caltex gasoline stations. Simply collect coupons every time you shop at any Landers Superstore until December 31, 2019. Members automatically get fuel discount coupons for every minimum purchase worth Php 3,000. The more you shop at Landers Superstore, the more fuel coupons you collect!

Present these coupons along with your membership card at any Landers-Caltex gas station and enjoy a minimum of Php 7 off per liter of Platinum, Php 7 off per liter of Silver and Php 4 off per liter of Diesel. Members may use one of his/her discount coupons to fuel up one car only.

You can use your discount coupon anytime within the year until March 1, 2020. Purchases made at Landers Central, Doppio, Federal Barbers, Capital Care and Landers gas stations are ineligible for fuel discount coupons. Regular discounts of Php 3 off per liter of Platinum and Silver and Php 2 off per liter of Diesel are still applicable for members who just wish to fuel up.

Step on the gas now. Shop at Landers Superstore and get super fuel discounts all-year-round.

Visit Landers Superstore at Landers Alabang West - Daang Hari Road, Almanza Dos, Las Piñas City; Landers ArcoVia City - 1604, 99 Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Ave, Pasig; Landers Balintawak - 1240 EDSA Balintawak, Apolonio Samson, Quezon City; Landers Otis - 1890 Paz Guazon St., Paco, Manila; or Landers Cebu - 23 Minore Park, Cardinal Rosales Ave. cor. Pope John Paul II Ave., Cebu.

For more information about Landers Superstore’s exclusive offerings, visit

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

File photo from last year’s Happy Walk for Down Syndrome, organized by the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines (DSAPI) and SM Cares.

In celebration of the National Down Syndrome Consciousness Month, the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines, Inc. (DSAPI), in partnership with SM Cares, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings Inc., will hold the annual Happy Walk for Down syndrome on February 24, 2019 at Halls 1 & 2 of the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.

The theme of this year’s event is “Living with Down, This Is My Story,” and will feature performances from children with Down syndrome, talks from honorary guests, and interactive booths.

“This is a time to tell our stories, the stories of our children. As each person goes through life, there are countless experiences that touch our lives. Some experiences can be so powerful that they have long-lasting and life-changing impact on our lives,” DSAPI ChairmanElmer Lapeña shares.

On its 17th year, Happy Walk continues to promote awareness and inclusivity for Persons with Down syndrome, and is expected to gather thousands of families, friends and advocates, as well as private and public sectors supporting the advocacy.

“SM has been and will always be for inclusiveness. Everyone should be able to enjoy the good things SM can offer, regardless of varying conditions. We are very grateful for the partnership with the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines, who work endlessly to reach and help more people, and most importantly, provide access and care to the ones who need it most,” said Bien Mateo, SM SVP for Operations and Director for SM Cares Program on PWDs.

Registration starts at 7:00 AM and program begins at 8:30 AM. The event will be immediately followed by a parade around the SM Mall of Asia Complex. Simultaneously, SM City Bacolod will also join the celebration and have their walk as well.

Happy Walk for Down Syndrome has come a long way since it started in 2002, with only a handful of participants. It is also one of the many strong advocacies of SM Cares that champions the rights of persons with disabilities (PWDs).

“SM Cares enables us to expand all over the Philippines, increasing the impact and benefits to more and more families, helping persons with Down syndrome to live more normal lives,” Lapeña added.

SM Cares is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings, Inc. Its advocacies include Programs on Persons with Disabilities, Children and Youth, Women and Breastfeeding Mothers, Environment Sustainability, Senior Citizens, and Overseas Filipino Workers (SM Global Pinoy).

As a responsible integrated property developer, SM ensures that its CSR programs serve as a catalyst for positive change in the communities that it supports. To know more about SM Cares, you may visit, email

To know more about Happy Walk for Down syndrome, you may contact

Interested in finding out the most popular property types and locations for the past year? Property24, the country’s fastest growing real estate property portal, and OLX, the world’s leading classifieds platform, have gathered data from January to November 2018 to identify which specific property type and location Filipinos are looking for.

“The vast number of property listings on OLX and Property24 enables us to study what our users are searching for,” said Tina Bautista, Head of Real Estate for OLX Philippines and Property24. “Through this data, we get to understand our users better and see their real estate property preference in terms of location, property type, and budget.”

In Metro Manila, where condominiums are the most popular property type, Quezon City is the top choice with 27 percent of users searching the location for possibilities. Pasig City is second with 14 percent, followed by Makati City with 12, Mandaluyong City with 9 percent and Parañaque City with 8 percent. The most searched price range for condominiums in Metro Manila is P1 million to P5 million, which is equivalent to studio to two-bedroom units.

In provincial areas, house and lot is the preferred property type with Cebu City leading at 9 percent as the most searched city. Angeles City comes close with 8 percent, Tagaytay and Antipolo are tied at 7 percent. Santa Rosa makes it to the top five most searched provincial cities with 5 percent. In terms of price range, most users are searching for a house and lot worth P1 million to P3 million.

In the province of Cebu, the most popular property type is house and lot, having 55 percent of searches in the area. Cebuanos recorded P5 million to P10 million as the most popular budget for this property type. The condominium is the next most searched residential property type with 37 percent of the search volume, and townhouse got 8 percent. In terms of location, some 62 percent has made Cebu as the most searched city. Also in the top five cities are Lapu-Lapu City with 12 percent, Mandaue City with 7 percent, Talisay City with 5 percent and Minglanilla with 3 percent.

For Davao region, house and lot remains the preferred property type, with 88 percent choosing Davao as the top city where they look for property. Samal Island Garden City is the choice of 8 percent, Digos of 2 percent, Tagum of 1 percent and Panabo with 0.4 percent. In terms of price range, most users are searching for a house and lot worth P1 million to P3 million.

Property24 and OLX Philippines are part of the OLX Group, the world’s leading classifieds platform in growth markets. The platforms’ partnership, dubbed as “The Power of Two,” and brings together the country’s top real estate portal and the biggest buy and sell community. Posting on Property24 entitles the real estate seller to cross-sell with the massive audience of OLX.

In panoramic view – More than 600 hundred elderly residents of San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan attended the first “Senior’s Day at the Mall” for the year highlighted by a dance competition.

Senior citizens in San Jose del Monte celebrated their first gathering for the year last February 19 at SM City San Jose del Monte.

More than 600 members of the city’s senior citizens community came to the event dubbed as “Senior’s Day at the Mall” highlighted by a dance competition. Eight groups of senior dancers with at least five members each participated the contest and performed dance hits of both from today’s and yesterday’s music.

Senior Citizens from Barangay Kaypian move their bodies in a workout steps and in a superhero-inspired performance during the ‘Senior’s Day at the Mall’ at SM City San Jose del Monte.

Aside from providing services for leisure and comfort, like the previous years, SM design programs that encourage the elderly to be more active, more social, and engage more through activities that promotes healthy lifestyle and provide trainings from information technology to livelihood.

Senior’s Day at the Mall is just one of the elderly programs of SM Cares, a division of SM Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Group of Companies, to show appreciation to senior citizens in every community where every SM Mall operates.

Senior Citizens showcase their talent in a dance performance full of attitude and in a swag yet ‘kikay’ dance performance during the ‘Senior’s Day at the Mall’ at SM City San Jose del Monte.

Moreover, SM City San Jose del Monte commits itself to continuously recognize our senior citizens not only to engage in health and wellness activities but also to give them opportunities that would make them rediscover their self-worth as a productive citizens in the community. SM Malls nationwide gives employment to senior citizens 60 to 70 years of age to work on a four-hour shift on weekends as greeters and ushers at the mall entrances.

For more exciting and fun happenings, you may check SM City San Jose del Monte’s official Facebook page at

MANILA, Philippines – The biggest event of the season makes its highly-anticipated debut in the Philippines! Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series kicks off its 11th season in El Nido, Palawan, on April 12th – 13th, 2019. This year, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series makes its regional debut in three brand new locations on its seven-stop global tour:

  • April 13 – El Nido, Palawan, Philippines – (NEW)
  • May 12 – Dublin, Ireland – (NEW)
  • June 2 – Polignano a Mare, Italy
  • June 22 – São Miguel, Azores, Portugal
  • July 14 – Beirut, Lebanon – (NEW)
  • August 24 – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

September 14 – Bilbao, Spain

Twenty-four (24) professional male and female cliff divers from eighteen (18) nationalities take off for the clear emerald waters of the Small and Big Lagoon in Miniloc Island, including record champions Rhiannan Iffland (AUS) and Gary Hunt (GBR). However, each stop will feature four (4) wildcard divers seeking to earn their way up the ranks.

The divers will soar from heights of up to 27m at speeds in excess of 86km/h with nothing else but their concentration, skill, and physical control. Divers will be scored by an international jury who will grade each dive on the following metrics:

  • Take off
  • Position in the air
  • Entry in the water

Cliff Diving & Palawan’s Conservation
Just a forty-minute boat ride away from El Nido, Palawan, Miniloc Island provides divers and judges alike with a magnificent backdrop to the opening contests of the World Series’ 11th season. To raise additional awareness for El Nido’s conservation efforts, the Clean Cliffs Project (CCP) will run a number of educational and clean-up workshops on the island.

According to Carolyn Esmenda, Asst. Protection Area Management Board Superintendent (PAMB), “The grant to hold the event in a national park is not merely to draw more tourists, but to show the world our efforts to protect and preserve this paradise from the threats of mass tourism. I personally think the event can help convey to the world the need to protect paradise’s like ours though responsible tourism.”

Where to Watch Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series
Catch the live broadcast from El Nido via Red Bull TV on April 13th, 2019. Viewers in the Philippines may also watch the full event, along with the remaining six stops of the 2019 World Series, on FOX Sports, FOX Sports GO, FOX+ app, and online at

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

ILOILO, Philippines – FPG Insurance, the major player in the general insurance industry and Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, Inc. (CLFI), the CSR arm of the PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (PLGC) formally inaugurated a community learning center under CLFI’s Alternative Learning System Program in Sitio Nagpana, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo.

Guided by CLFI’s advocacy “Always Love Schooling”, FPG Insurance provided support to the learners enrolled in the program to enable them to complete education and pass the Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) test with flying colors. Integrated at the Nagpana Elementary School complex, the recipient community learning center has a historical 99% passing rate for its 2017 ALS Accreditation and Equivalency test.

“It is a personal commitment of our President and CEO Ramon Dimacali to support initiatives that pave way for education. He believes that education is the first step towards success and these privileged students of Barotac Viejo will have that with the help of Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation,” said Retail Business Group Assistant Vice President and Cebu Branch Head Janice Diaz.

The launch was also attended by FPG Insurance Assistant Vice President for Channels Marketing Group Vinelle Haber, CLFI’s Education and Special Projects Head Pebbles Muniz, members of the Department of Education – Iloilo Division represented by Schools Division Superintendent Miguel Aposin, Schools Division Assistant Superintendent Dr. Azucena Falaes, and Public Schools Division Supervisor and Indigenous Peoples’ Education Focal Person Concepcion Tababa, members of the Ati tribal community, and Hon. SB Member Antonio Balairos on behalf of Barotac Viejo Mayor Hon. Niel Tupas III.

“Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation has always been active when it comes to promoting and giving access to education. We thank FPG Insurance for being our partner in bridging continued learning for adults and youth of Barotac Viejo. We hope to see more institutions giving out support to enable more learners in the future,” said CLFI Executive Director Jonathan Batangan.

The students of Barotac Viejo Community Learning Center will all undergo an equivalency examination by the end of their training course to determine their viability to receive a certification from the Department of Education.

FPG Insurance offers a comprehensive suite of insurance products from motor insurance, property insurance, to travel and personal accident coverages.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Have you heard the giant squid on stick? This common sight in the busy streets of countries like South Korea and Taiwan that became well known and usually found in some of the food parks in the metro is now at SM City San Jose del Monte!

Pioneering the giant squid concept in the country, Above Sea Level offers quick, simple, affordable yet very satisfyingly delicious seafood dishes. The Home of the Giant Butterfly Squid, serve such mouthwatering dishes, and their signature squid on stick is more than just a deep-fried giant squid, it is cooked to perfection and takes the word ‘giant’ seriously, as each butterfly squid is enormous with three different sizes – Super as the smallest and served with two cups of Java rice; King as the medium butterfly squid and served with three cups of Java rice, and completing the Giant Butterfly Squid Family is the Groot , being the largest with four cups of Java rice.

Bacon lovers will surely appreciate the Bacon Wrapped Shrimp also served with Java rice. If you are looking for something spicy, then the Firecracker Shrimp is the one for you. Squid Fries is also available if you are looking for smaller pieces of squid that is mostly tentacles. Above all, the Seafood Festival is a must try. It is a platter of Java rice topped with crabs, shrimps, mussels, and corn sinking in a crab fat sauce.

Wait, there’s more! They also offers California Maki and Spicy Salmon Maki. They also have the so called Sushi Donut that is available in Salmon Cream Cheese and Kani Cream Cheese Flavor. If you are visiting in a group, getting the Crazy Sushi Group Pack would be ideal, which includes Tonkatsu Ramen, 8 pieces California Maki, and Crazy Ramen Long.

Are you craving for seafood now? Visit Above Sea Level Restaurant now located at the Upper Ground Floor of SM City San Jose del Monte.

For more exciting and fun happenings, you may check SM City San Jose del Monte’s official Facebook page at


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