Friday, August 18, 2017

MILO Philippines and FC Barcelona kicks off four-year partnership

MILO and FC Barcelona, embark on a four-year partnership aimed at enhancing the quality of life of children through a more healthy and active lifestyle. This purpose-driven partnership was announced last August 16, 2017 in a press briefing at F1 Hotel brings together the two global sports icons’ shared belief of youth development through sports and the values learned from them.

This year, MILO Philippines launches the Road to Barcelona---a selection camp that will scout for the next ten football champions after a rigorous training. Two outstanding tram members will be given a once in-a-lifetime, all-expense paid experience to train with the international pros in Camp Nou, the home stadium of FC Barcelona. The remaining eight shortlisted will based on the local camp ranking system.

By linking with FC Barcelona, MILO Philippines seeks to help build kids' dreams by providing them access to world-class coaching and venues, and inspiring them to be physically active and healthy through sports.The global partnership was first announced in November 2016 and MILO has since become the official cocoa malt beverage of FC Barcelona. With the integration of FC Barcelona, MILO Philippines will continue to grow and support its grassroots sports programs while leveraging on the culture and values unique to the club.

“We are proud and honored to have one of the biggest football clubs in the world share in our commitment to build champions through sports. It is our hope that this values-driven partnership helps build kids’ dreams and realize them through the Road to Barcelona program. We’re inviting the passionate local sports community to be a part of this four-year journey with FC Barcelona,” said Willy de Ocampo, Business Unit Manager of MILO Philippines.

An expert panel composed of executives and officials from MILO Philippines. the Philippine Football Federation. lGNITE Sports Group. and the visiting FC Barcelona Spanish coaches will carefully deliberate on the most deserving young footballers in the invitational camp. The selected group will be representing the country during the MILO-PCB camp in Barcelona happening on October. The four-day program in Camp Nou is highlighted by the Escola football clinic. Camp Nou classroom sessions and museum visit. city tour. and interactions with the FC Barcelona coaches and teams from participating MILO countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Columbia, among others.

Over the next four years. there will be key initiatives from the brand and football club to energize kids both locally and globally. Tournaments. special trainings, and merchandising efforts are among the many plans in store for the different MILO markets worldwide.



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Goldilocks bring smiles to the people of Marawi



The Santa Elena gymnasium shines bright once more, emanating from the smiles of Sta. Elena, Iligan City temporary residents during the Goldilocks Cares program for the affected evacuees of the war-torn Marawi City.

 The CSR activity was held at the makeshift evacuation center referred to as “Bayanihan Gym”, houses approximately one thousand afflicted families is merely thirty six kilometres away from the war torn city of Marawi.

As reports that the center was exceeding maximum capacity, Goldilocks and its team made the decision to travel to Illigan to help out in any  way they can.


The short program which consisted of fun games, dance numbers, and a photo-op with the Goldilocks Mascot was topped off with Goldilocks’ signature Decorate Your Cake (DYC) challenge where the kids designed heartfelt messages on their personal cakes. Once the program was completed, Goldilocks staff and other officials distributed relief goods to the attendees as well as personal care items and other equipment.

Joy was spread all around the gymnasium as the residents rejoiced as they thanked Goldilocks for their assistance in their time of need.

For more information on Goldilocks and their CSR efforts, you may also follow Goldilocks on Twitter or Instagram at @GoldilocksPH, on the Goldilocks Facebook page, or at the official Goldilocks website at www.goldilocks.com.ph

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Shangri-La Plaza holds Urban Filipino Home exhibit



Personalization is a non-negotiable these days, especially when it comes to our living spaces. There is no place like a home that's inviting and reflective of one's personal taste. Your home is your sanctuary and a reflection of people who live in them. Your abode is usually your space better suited to your lifestyle.

Filipino homes in the metro are no exception, having come a long way from their traditional design and function to adapt to the hustle and bustle of city living.

This year, Shangri-La Plaza’s Urban Filipino Home exhibit showcases the vibrant character and creativity of personalities from different fields as they style living spaces inspired by their passions and pursuits.

From August 15 to 23 at the mall’s Grand Atrium in the Main Wing, mall guests can visit the display and be inspired by the aesthetics of fashion icons Rajo Laurel and Jappy Gonzales, interior designer Jie Pambid, musicians Karylle Yuzon and Jed Madela, lifestyle columnist Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi, TV personalities Tintin and Julius Babao, PBA courtside reporter Apple David, and Xandra Ramos-Padilla of National Bookstore and Anvil Publishing House.

Each designer’s space is curated to embody their individual interests using selections from the Shang’s very own lifestyle brands, so visit the exhibit to find quality pieces that fit your style.

“Here at the Shang, we’re all about helping you live out your dream lifestyle,” says Shangri-La Plaza Executive Vice President and General Manager Lala Fojas. “After the first home exhibit we held two years ago, we wanted to continue inspiring our guests to create spaces that they feel are truly theirs.”

The featured stylists selected items to furnish their spaces from brands Bo Concept, Luxe Room, Sheridan, Rustan's Department Store, Steltz Lighting, Restoration, Tempur, Design Pod, Sealy, La-Z Boy, Shelter, Ego Italiano, La Sedia, Ariston, GE Monogram, Hacker, True Value, Ashley Furniture, Simmons Gallery, Blims, Slumberland, and Shell Canvas.

For inquiries, call 370-2500 loc. 597 or visit www.facebook.com/shangrilaplazaofficialfanpage. Follow the Shang on Instagram: @shangrilaplazaofficial.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+ "Love That Protects" showcase at the SM Megamall Atrium


NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+ spearheads "Love That Protects" Event earlier today at The Atrium with interactive parent-child activities.




By simply need purchasing one (1) 370g pack of NIDO ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+ or 5+, you get a set of three (3) wrist tags that will allow your kids to enjoy games and snag prizes. Children can win special prizes inside by evading the dangers of the forest through the sound-controlled game Shout for Love, hugging to catch yellow hearts at Catch the Love Bug, expressing their creativity by coloring template artworks at Color Me Love, and stating their commitment through a mom and child handprint and answering the question “How do you show your love that protects?”

The different activities will allow the participants to demonstrate their creativity and teamwork, and at the same time, provided parents and their kids with an educational, fun-filled family bonding day with NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+. Watch out for announcements on Cebu and Davao legs.

NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+ has Lactobacillus PROTECTUS®, with the probiotic strain L. Rhamnosus, which not only helps protect children’s tummies but also helps support their defense against pathogens in the upper respiratory tract.

In every 45g serving (4 tablespoons) of NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+ and NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 5+, there are at least one billion colony forming unit (cfu) of L. Rhamnosus present.

Catch the NIDO® ADVANCED PROTECTUS® 3+ "Love That Protects" at SM Megamall until tomorrow, August 13, 2017.


Visit https://www.facebook.com/NidoAdvancedProtectus3/ for updates on the Cebu and Davao leg promotions.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Chickie Boy's birthday celebration at Max's



Last  August 5, I joined in   Chickie Boy's (the brand's. mascot) birthday party at  Max's Scout Tuazon, along with the other bloggers. Each one of us were given a name tag, a party hat, plus a passport at the   registration booth.



The passport entitles to try out all the activity booths and a chance to win prizes after each completion. The Ruby Hall became festive as kids lined up for their turn at the game stations.


Each kid was given a DIY crown kit at the Princess Palace station, wherein the Princess and her Prince gamely posed for a photo.




In the same event, Max’s  introduced their kiddie party themes --- Princess Palace, Outer Space, Carnival and Super Racer.



Now, you can choose to give your little loves a  one-of-a-kind, fun and no-fuss birthday party starting at 15,000 pesos.

A Max's Premium Birthday Package has the following Amenities: 

• Three (3) hours use of venue 
• Mascot appearance 
• Use of party banner 
• Party room decor 
• Party host 
• Birthday themed cake
• Party kit giveaways / prizes



For more information on Max’s themed birthday celebrations, visit  https://www.maxschicken.com/

Sunday, August 6, 2017

California Pizza Kitchen holds its 6th National Pizza Day this August 15-16


I love pizza. It offers a delicious, quick food fix for our hungry brood when we are on the go. And I love that it offers a combination of toppings which makes it healthy choice for me. I can eat it at anytime of the day and it will still taste perfect! Plus there is always a pizza fit for every occasion!


Now, here's good news for pizza lovers like me:

Get ready for the biggest and most anticipated annual pizza celebration as California Pizza Kitchen brings on National Pizza Day this August 15 and 16!

National Pizza Day means you can celebrate and take on the perfect opportunty to order the pizza of your dreams! These special foodie days are the tastiest days of the year to indulge in your favorite mouth-watering slices! California Pizza Kitchen always meet your expectations, whether you opt for a classic or reinvented version.


And for CPK's 6th National Pizza Day festivities, you can avail of their BUY 1, GET 1 FREE Pizza promo. You may choose your FREE premium pizza from among CPK's exclusive selection of five new flavors----- Ham and Mango Cucumber, Pizza Italiano, Cheese Triplets Pizza, Asparagus + Chicken in Spinach Artichoke Sauce and Primavera Delight Pizza.  These new pizzas epitomizes the same essence of California creativity and culinary innovation CPK is known for.


Pizza Italiano combines Pomodoro, Mozzarella cheese and select Italian herbs and spices topped with ham, rustic Pepperoni, bell peppers, fresh tomato and Parmesan cheese.

Sweet seekers will love the delightful combination of Mango Puree and house made Mango Cucumber Salsa which balances out the diverse flavors of smoked ham, creamy Mozzarella cheese topped with farm fresh Arugula leaves in this Ham + Mango Cucumber Pizza


Cheese Triplets Pizza is your traditonal cheese pizza topped  with Creamy Mozzarella, Velveeta, and Quezo Quesadilla Cheese combinations. If the cheesy delights are your passion, here is everything you need!

Asparagus + Chicken in Spinach Artichoke Sauce is CPK’s legendary Spinach + Artichoke Dip added with Mozzarella cheese, grilled chicken and Asparagus spears,  chopped parsley, croutons turned into a pizza.


Primavera Delight Pizza This pizza blends roasted squash puree, Mozzarella and Queso Quesadillas cheeses, grilled zucchini, red onion, broccoli, button mushrooms, carrots, and fresh tomato sauce topped with Parmesan cheese.

Deep pan or delicious thin Italian crusts, there is always a flavorsome CPK pizza to satisfy your cravings.  According to Mr. Bob Vallar, Marketing Manager of Global Restaurant Concepts, Inc., (the first company to franchise CPK outside of the USA), “CPK popularized California styled pizza and has been at the forefront of unique and innovative pizza creations highlighted by fresh and seasonal ingredients.”


Garlic Cream Cheese and Sausage Pizza combines famous CPK’s garlic cream sauce topped with Smoked Sausage, fresh mushroom, Mozzarella, Fontina and parmesan cheeses, drizzled with sweet Balsamic glaze


As an added treat for guests, the Garlic Cream Cheese and Sausage Pizza will be made available on National Pizza Days 2017. the Garlic Cream Cheese and Sausage Pizza is the Grand Prize winner of the recently concluded Pizza Wars Competition, CPK’s annual Pizza Chef. When you buy this grand prize winning pizza you will still be able to avail any one of CPK’s New featured pizza for FREE.


This promotion is valid at all California Pizza Kitchen Branches:Rockwell, Alabang Town Center, W Global Center BGC, Greenbelt 5, Shangri-la Plaza, Promenade Greenhills, SM Mall of Asia, Century City Mall.

Do visit www.cpk.com.ph and follow their Facebook and Instagram pages @cpkphilippines for more information.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards 2018 officially opens



The annual PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards have officially launched its sixth edition in a press briefing held earlier at the New World Makati Hotel. Mr. Terry Blackburn, Managing Director of PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards and Ms Cindy Tan-Jarabata announced the inclusion of outstanding township, alternative housing, and mid-end and affordable condo developments categories as the nominations for PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards 2018 opens.



In a vote held a day before the launch, the independent panel of judges panel headed by newly-elected chairman Dr Jaime V. Cura of RGV Group of Companies, approved to make changes and further diversify the categories of the awards system to acknowledge the emerging market conditions.



For the Awards’ sixth edition, recognition will be presented for Best Township Development and Best Township Design, where the judges will be looking for the project’s smart city principles, sustainable design and carbon-emission management system, among others, as the popularity of and demand for such integrated community developments in and outside the capital rises.

Adding to the two township categories, there will be accolades for: Best Alternative Housing Development, to recognize owner-managed housing projects intended for transient workers, students and the elderly; Best Mid End Condo Development (Metro Manila); and Best Affordable Condo Development (Cebu).

In the previous edition of the Awards, the judging panel also introduced several categories reflecting the growth of the domestic market, such as Best BPO Office Development, Best Mixed Use Development, and Best Universal Design Development. These categories remain for the 2018 edition after being well received by local developers.

Nominations for the country’s biggest and most respected real estate awards system are open for the public until 16 February 2018. Eligible entries for the Developer, Development and Design completion categories will be accepted until 23 February, with the final shortlist of nominees announced on 28 March 2018.

Shortlisted nominees will be honored as Winners or given Highly Commended distinction at the sixth annual black-tie gala dinner and awards ceremony of the PropertyGuru Philippines Property Awards, set on Friday, 27 April 2018, at the Fairmont Makati ballroom.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Be creative with Art Bar, Work Station and Noteworthy



 Nowadays, people are displaying their creativity in different ways – from creating their own unique hashtags, to decorating their office desks, to making DIY cards. The goal is to make something one-of-a-kind that reflects their personality.

It’s great to get in touch with one’s artistic side, whether it is driven by passion or the desire to just have something nice. Luckily, there are new shops slash havens that have something for everyone with a creative soul, from the self-taught to the professional artists. Get ready to explore and hoard in these new specialty shops from National Book Store, the Philippines’ biggest bookstore and supplies chain.


First stop: Art Bar

Art Bar is heaven for all artists – from the hobbyists to the accomplished. The store offers all the possible art materials that you can imagine, from a wide range of brushes, high-quality pencils, paints, canvases, to art books and various tools for artists. Beyond the supplies stash, Art Bar also hosts workshops and product trials in-store to give customers an interactive creative experience.
If you still need another reason to check out Art Bar, know that it carries exclusive global brands that artistic types know and covet like Caran d’Ache, Sennelier, Pan Pastel, Touch and Fredrix. In addition, you can find the complete line of artist-staple brands Winsor & Newton, Sakura, Pebeo, Zig, Liquitex, to name a few.

Art Bar is located in Serendra, Taguig City. Follow Art Bar on Facebook and Instagram @artbarph.

Second Stop: Work Station

If you’re looking for help in setting up an office for your startup company or just wanting to elevate your workspace, Work Station will give you what you need at the budget you want. It has a wide selection of supplies, desk and office accessories, office furniture, gadgets, and business machines that will let you create a dynamic office lifestyle and enhance your productivity.

When you walk into Work Station, a store product expert will be on stand-by to help you create the work environment that would best match your needs and deliver optimum results.

If you’re not looking for a major overhaul, you can just get what you need to make your work life easier – electronic gadgets, desks, chairs, printers and storage boxes – down to the basics like organizers, clips, papers and labeling accessories. You can choose all of these from Work Station’s wide selection of brands and broad price range offering.

Work Station is located at BGC Stopover, Taguig City. Follow Work Station on Facebook and Instagram @workstation.ph.

Last Stop: Noteworthy



If you go crazy over pens and stationery or are looking for unique and thoughtful gifts, then Noteworthy is the place for you! 

Noteworthy  offers a unique selection of gorgeous journals to suit your personality. Bring back traditional letter writing with beautiful letter sets featuring printed paper and envelopes. Discover gorgeous sets that best suits your aesthetic desires and budget.

Noteworthy is also a destination for fine letter writing stationery and other paper goods as it focuses on the foundation of the art of letter writing. They have beautifully designed stationery sets with matching envelopes that will inspire you to get writing again. Even the shortest thank you letter becomes instantly special with these writing sets.

This store offers a great and unique selection of writing materials that will surely get your creative juices flowing. From notebooks and journals for every personality to note cards and gift wrappers for every occasion, you’ll find the exact paper product you need here.

 Pair that up with Noteworthy’s extensive line of pens from premium collector pens to professional grade calligraphy pens to everyday ballpoint pens.

Noteworthy offers the most-loved pen and stationery brands worldwide, including Tokyo’s Itoya, Caran d’ Ache, Sheaffer, Filofax, kate spade, ban.do and many more. It also carries travel brands like Smart Fit and Lapoche that make travel convenient.

Perhaps the best thing about Noteworthy for stationery lovers is their Paper Bar. It lets you customize your notebooks by choosing the paper color, size and thickness. You can even take your personalization obsession to the next level by getting personalized stamps and even pens.

Noteworthy is located at Greenbelt 5, Makati City. Follow Noteworthy on Facebook and Instagram @noteworthy.mnl.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Glam up with Shoe Holiday - Rainy Escapade

With the rainy season in, dressing for the wet weather may seem just as dreary as the sky looks.

But yes, you can still be stylish chic during those annoying days when rain starts out pouring and ends up being sunny afterwards. ELRO has rounded up some of its rain-appropriate footware to perk up a nice refreshing look.



Their rainy day escapades line can definitely brighten up your wet season outfit. You can be bold and edgy or edgy and funky  with Elro Retail's Ipanema, Grendha, Gola, Rider and Zaxy brands.



Check out Ipanema Glam (in Gold, Black, Silver, Rose Pink, Lilac and Metallic Green) and Fashion Fern (in Red, Pink, Violet and Blue). Both styles are priced at P1,095 and are available at SM Dept Stores, Shoe Salon, Landmark, and selected Bambu and Ipanema Stores.

For women who likes to stand out, Gola's Metallic Collection with give your comfy outfit some bold, glam look that is a sure winner for rainy day OOTDs! It comes in two designs, Orchid Metallic White and Coaster Metallic Gold.




Rider Ink Ad (P 995) allows you to ride with the flow while it rains. It is a good choice for men who likes bold and trendy prints.

Grendha brings Acai and Rivera II (both priced atPhp 1,295) for a more sophisticated look that is flexible to be worn from city or at the beach.




Zaxy Glam Hugtec for everyday look comes in tan and black colors. It is a comfortable pair of shoes that can match your skirt, jeans or dress.




Now for the fun part, ELRO gives you its Shoe Holiday Rainy Escapade, where you get a chance to snag these new collections for the rainy season!   It’s raining discounts, and more discounts this season with the Shoe Holiday Rainy Escapade!

Get a 20% off discount on new collection and regular items or get 30% off when you purchase two or more regular priced items on all stores nationwide. Buy any two pairs at SM MOA, Sports Central SM Manila, Bambu Highstreet, Bambu Gateway, Bambu Nuvali, Shoe Salon Glorietta, Shoe Salon Trinoma, Shoe Salon MOA and Shoe Salon Magnolia for  a chance to win an overnight stay at Shangri-la Hotel Fort for two.

For more details on  Ipanema, Grendha, Gola, Rider and Zaxy brands, visit www.elroretail.com

Sunday, July 30, 2017

OPM music gets a refreshing taste with Coke Studio


Coca-Cola brings a fresh experience for the local music industry as it turns up the volume on sounds of Pinoy music last Saturday at SMX in Pasay City.

The first of its kind in the country, Coke Studio is a music TV show that encourages collaborations among Filipino artists – bringing together different musical genres, the young and seasoned artists, and the mainstream with the indie. Coke Studio is a celebration of the rich diversity in OPM and the central unifying role of music among Filipinos.



“Coke has always been about encouraging personal expression among the younger generation of teens, and what better way to unite them but through a universal language, which is music. This is what Coke Studio is all about. We are making music our tool of choice to connect with teens,” said Stephan Czypionka, Coca-Cola Philippines Vice President for Marketing.




Coke Studio also serves as a stage that will showcase and highlight the wonderfully surprising new music that comes out from the collaborations between OPM legends and upcoming artists: Noel Cabangon, Curtismith, Moonstar88, Jensen and the Flips, Sandwich, BP Valenzuela, Gabby Alipe and John Dinopol of Urbandub, The Ransom Collective, Abra, Gracenote, singer-composer Ebe Dancel, Autotelic, Franco, and singer-songwriter Reese Lansangan.

Coke Studio is hosted by OPM powerhouse Raymund Marasigan and Buddy Zabala, both from Eraserheads – one of the country’s most iconic rock bands. More than just a TV show, Coke Studio brings the viewer to the real experience – giving a first-hand, front seat view of the collaboration and how each artist bares their soul in the performance.

“As soon as they started playing their instruments, they just forgot about everything else,” said Marasigan on the experience inside the Coke Studio. “And a great artist will really come out with something, will produce something! Some artists may have come unprepared, but once they were in there, they just brought it out.”

But the Coke Studio experience does not stop there. An interactive Coke Studio truck will roam around the country to give university bands an opportunity to perform and interact with the artists.



Coke Studio is also joining some of the biggest fiestas and festivals nationwide with the Coke Canreaoke – an interactive installation loaded with OPM hits for anyone who wants to showcase their singing prowess.

Coca-Cola Philippines recognizes the strong influence of music in the lives of Filipinos – a unifying thread that goes beyond language and dialect, political views and boundaries, and even religion.

With Coke Studio, Coca-Cola Philippines brings a new taste to the sound of Pinoy music.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

De Rajje crafts beautiful Artisan Leather Bags and Accessories

Leather goods are made to last a lifetime that is why most people prefer it over the synthetic ones.

A good leather handbag is often attached to a fashion status that many women love them .

Leather is a  durable material that can withstand the everyday use, wear, and tear, which make them in demand.  And if you are looking for perfect leather goods items,  shop at De Rajje to find unique and handmade leather goods for your everyday needs.  Not only do their bags  inspire you on your life’s journey,  their  leather goods  can actually be passed on from generation to generation.


De Rajje's handcrafted leather bags give you that extra confidence as you go about your day. They produce handcrafted custom leather goods in a wide variety of sizes, colors, and styles. 










They offer name or brand stamping for their products.








According to Miss Ria Domingo, their brand RAJJE represent the first letters  of the incorporators' names.  Her partner is passionately into leather and so they decided to turned their passions into profit last year, after seeing the opportunity to build a real brand from their creations. With the help of close friends, De Rajje was founded.

The leather bags, briefcases, travel bags and accessories that create their own products by hand come in a wide variety of sizes, colors, and styles. They have  invested in their product--they pour their heart, soul and energy into each and every item they produce. 



They also make cable ties, braided bracelets, card holders and other fashionable and trendy leather goods and accessories.

Creativity is was what drove them to sell handmade products.   Knowing that they had a product that was unique and customers were responding to it gave them confidence to pursue their passion.

Check out De Rajje's line of modern handmade leather goods and  accessories. They also accept custom-made designs and whatever leather goods that you need.



De Rajje
2169-C Narra Street
United Hills Village
(formerly United Paranaque Subd 1), Paranaque City
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