June 29, 2017

Limited Edition: Here Comes the Acer-Hello Kitty Laptop!

It’s a dream come true for Hello Kitty superfans as Acer launches limited edition laptops themed after everyone’s favorite Sanrio character! 

From opening the box to powering on the unit, the limited edition laptop is a trip to Hello Kitty wonderland in itself. It comes in a yummy pastel pink box decorated with Kitty White’s character and cute floral and lace elements. 

June 28, 2017

TELUS International Philippines kicks-off Pride Month by celebrating gender diversity and workplace empowermentTELUS International Philippines

TELUS International Philippines (TIP), a leading business process-outsourcing (BPO) services provider,  kicked-off Pride Month with a seminar on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression (SOGIE) and workplace empowerment, held last May 29 at the TELUS International Market! Market! office in Taguig City. 

Organized by TIP’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allies (LGBTQA) employee group, Spectrum, the event featured international reality star Chris Cheng from History Channel’s Top Shot, who spoke about workplace empowerment for the LGBTQA community. Cheng was joined by Filipina LGBTQA rights advocate, Janlee Dungca, who gave an informative talk on SOGIE - an inclusive term now used in social media and even in United Nations documents.

The World Barista Champion and the Philippine Latte Art Throwdown

Hidenori Izaki, the Japanese who bagged the title of World Barista Champion 2014, recently visited the Philippines to judge the Latte Art Throwdown held at the Coffee Project in Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay City.

Top Baristas from different coffee shops in the country vie for the title as they showed their creativity and passion for coffee. Hosted by TV personality and foodie Xandra Rocha, Latte Art Throwdown was sponsored by Allegro Beverage, Victoria Arduino espresso machines, Jolly Cow Fresh Milk, Lotus Biscoff, and Coffee Project.

Hidenori, the first ever Asian to win the premiere global barista competition from 60 countries shared his experiences and journey in being a barista. "I kept competing as I am completely obsessed with [barista] competitions and attracted to how beautiful the coffee community is,” he said.

June 27, 2017

Basti Artadi and Juan Miguel Severo join Acer Philippines and G-Shock's #TimeForUs Campaign

Just when you thought that the comparison between Generation X and Millennials would come to an end, Acer Philippines, a leading tech and innovations company, recently launches its latest campaign - #TimeForUs. A movement that aims to narrow the distance between Gen Xers and millennials, this campaign moves to bring two generations closer through technology, breaking down barriers built on misconceptions and misunderstandings. 

Last June 20, Acer Philippines called on rock musician Basti Artadi and spoken word artist Juan Miguel Severo, both artistic icons of their craft and time, to collaborate and develop “Time For Us” a musical-and-spoken word piece to drive the message of the campaign.

Young artists show their unique flair at the 2017 Global Art Students’ Exhibition

Armed with a mission of training children to think creatively while providing the best art learning environment for artistic expression, Global Art Philippines held the 2017 Global Art Students’ Exhibition at the upper ground atrium of SM Aura. The exciting and fun activity took place in partnership with SM Aura as part of the mall’s Art in Aura event.

Similar to previous years, the annual exhibition put together a carefully curated display of unique and original works by Global Art students rendered in various media including oil pastel and color pencil, poster color paint on paper, canvas and acrylic paints, and clay. A portion of the exhibit area featured some students’ pencil sketch on paper.

June 26, 2017

#OxygenxBieber: Beliber or Not, Are You Ready For This?

After number of chart-toppers, to seductive billboards and world-renowned brands, the world's sought-after artist, producer and songwriter is now ready to conquer the Filipino's taste and style in fashion as Justin Bieber geared up and bring purpose to your wardrobe with Oxygen.

In his first-ever collaboration with a global Filipino fashion brand, Bieber himself has teamed up with homegrown clothing line Oxygen to drop his latest exclusive streetwear collection that has already caught the attention of street style fans, Belieber or not.

June 22, 2017

Home Credit reaches the 1M-customer mark in the Philippines

Home Credit, a Prague-based Fintech company that allows consumers to purchase smartphones and other goods on installment even without a credit card, celebrated a big milestone recently as it reached the one million customer mark, less than five months after reaching 600,000, and less than four years since serving their very first customer.

“In Home Credit’s four years so far in the country, we have observed that Filipinos tend to have a very positive attitude, and this is also true when it comes to buying goods. And often, they buy things not just for personal enjoyment, but also for enriching their lives and their loved ones,” explained Home Credit Philippines’ CEO Annica Witschard.

“So more than simply providing fast and affordable loans, we are able to help enrich the lives of our customers and the people that matter most to them. And we are glad to be able to do this for one million happy customers and counting,” she added.  

June 21, 2017

Bangkarera 2017 celebrates the value of sustainable Philippine seas

The coastal City of Dumaguete was the site of the 2nd Pioneer National Bangkarera, as part of Republic Chemical Industries, Inc. (RCI)’s 60th anniversary celebration. From May 12 to May 14, 2017, thousands gathered along the city’s main thoroughfare, Rizal Boulevard, to catch the action as 40 teams of fishing boats made up of 144 entries from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao braved the challenging waters to register impressive times. 

The competition had four categories: the 16HP (Open Category), 7HP (Open Category), 7HP (Angat Sa Dagat Category) and the Paddle Boat (Open Category). 

June 20, 2017

GetGo Shop N’ Points rewards members with points for online shopping

Now, online shopping will not only bring you much savings and convenience, it can also bring you a lot closer to your dream travel destinations, for free!

GetGo, the lifestyle rewards program of Cebu Pacific, has partnered with Lazada for Shop N’ Points which rewards GetGo members with 1 point for every Php10 spend at one of the country’s leading online shopping sites.

June 19, 2017

#BringYourOwnBaon: King Sue shares Back-To-School Tips

The B.Y.O.B. (“bring your own baon”) concept has a lot of benefits - from saving money to ensuring that your kids get proper nutrition. KING SUE  rounds up some  BYOB tips to make your child’s field trip, excursion, lunch or snacks appetizing and delicious.

1. Plan ahead. A well-thought out weekly menu will save you time. Make a calendar and assign specific meals daily, infusing healthy combinations of fish and vegetables with meat. Sit down with your kids when planning the menu and take them with you for grocery shopping. Surf the Internet or exchange recipes with friends. The secret is to make the menu as balanced and as exciting to eat  as possible. 
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