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Friday, June 21, 2019

Technolux Business Series to feature Monin on June 25

Monin, the world's leading brand in premium flavorings for cocktails,coffee and other culinary applications, will be the product highlight at Technolux’s Business Series (TBS) on June 25 from 2 pm to 4 pm at Mall ofKitchens in Makati City. A trusted brand top choice of bartenders,baristas and businesses worldwide, Monin offers over 200 flavors of syrups, gourmet sauces and beverage concentrates.

TBS is held regularly by Technolux to introduce world-class kitchen equipment and quality ingredients to foodpreneurs, chefs and enterprises engaged in the F & B industry. The series is also aimed at helping them discover what will work best for their businesses through product demos and engagements with guest speakers from different countries.

During the said TBS dubbed “Monin Day,” Monin Philippines’ beverage innovator Arjay Rebeta will conduct a demo using Monin’s trendy flavors forhot, iced and iced blended beverages. He will also showcase
L’artiste,the new product from Monin that helps baristas do latte art easier andfaster.

These will be prepared using Brasilia Coffee Machine and VitamixBlender, two high-quality commercial brands that are also distributed by Technolux.The event will also feature artisan pizza using Italmill Pizza Flour cooked in Pizza Master Oven, Italian gelato with Taylor Ice Cream machines and drink pairings.

The first 50 guests to register will receive gifts from Monin, CBSI andMall of Kitchens.
 Technolux is the country’s largest importer and supplier of a complete line of food service, small wares and laundry equipment for 44 years. It recently launched quality machines for the beauty, health and wellness as well as dental industry under its new Medical Aesthetic Division.

To know more about Technolux and upcoming business series, please call 896-4941, 552-3587 local 6117 or 0917-5488839. Visit, call8964941and 8994531 or visit its corporate office at 2176 Primo RiveraStreet, Barangay La Paz Makati City.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Grab these items at any SM Department store and let your princess-in-training bring a royal Disney touch to class

Very much a part of every girl’s childhood involves watching Disney animated films. After all, who can forget all those lovely Disney Princesses who have influenced many a young girl, each one serving as role models that inspire a child’s imagination of living their own fairytales?

Indeed, Disney has brought us so many magical memories and allowed us to create our own magical stories. And as another school year is about to start, moms and dads are equally excited to get their princesses all the nice things they need courtesy of the Disney Princess back-to-school novelties! Grab these items at any SM Department store and let your princess-in-training bring a royal Disney touch to class. 

As another school year is about to start, moms and dads are equally excited to get their princesses all the nice things they need courtesy of the Disney Princess back-to-school novelties! Grab these items at any SM Department store and let your princess-in-training bring a royal Disney touch to class. 


DISNEY PRINCESS Backpack, Php 499.75; Pencil Box, Php 179.75.

Stylish yet functional, this Disney Princess backpack provides a spacious interior with multiple compartments that can fit everything your child needs on her first day of school.

DISNEY PRINCESS Lunchbox set, Php 349.75

Enjoy delicious lunch and snacks with this Disney Princess food keeper. This lunch kit includes a plastic food holder, a tumbler, and a pair of spoon and fork.

DISNEY PRINCESS Black Shoes, Php 1,399.75; Headband *comes with Disney Princess crowns, Php 249.75

Step into a royal fantasy with these Disney Princess black school shoes. The leather material with Velcro straps will keep your little princess’ feet comfortable while allowing her imagination to wander. Can’t wear a tiara to school? Fret not! This Disney Princess headband will leave your child smiling from ear to ear as it tops off her look in shimmering fashion!

DISNEY PRINCESS notebooks, Php 28.75; Pencil Box, Php 179.25

Your princess will be spending a lot of time taking down notes, so why not make her stationery set extra special? Grab these colorful Disney Princess notebooks and pencil case and make your child’s school days count. 

DISNEY PRINCESS Back to School trolley bag, Php 1,299.75

Let your child’s school days be filled with magic carrying this Disney Princess trolley bag. With a retractable handle and various pockets inside, this bag is perfect to keep your little princess’ school essentials organized.

DISNEY PRINCESS tumblers, Php 249.75
*Depending on type and size

Allow your child to live her princess dreams as she sips from these pretty Disney Princess tumblers. Designed for a true Disney Princess, these tumblers will keep her drink – and school memories – fresh and enchanting!

DISNEY PRINCESS White sneakers, Php 999.75

Your little princess can also be sporty with these white Disney rubber shoes! Let her step into her PE class athletically with these protective rubber soles that will provide a stable traction wherever she goes.

DISNEY PRINCESS Doll Plushies, Php 399.75

As the new school year is about to begin, your little princess will surely miss her summer playmates. But with these dazzling Disney Princess Doll Plushies, your child will surely have the best company during playtime.

So be a fairy godmother and get your princess-in-training all the wonderful things her heart desires. Head on to the SM Department store near you to avail of these latest Disney Princess Back-to-School items!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

FWD Life Insurance innovates employee experience with WorksForMe

At a time when work-life balance and personal time-off days have become strong buzzwords for employees, FWD Life Insurance (“FWD Philippines”) has gone beyond the tried-and-tested route and rewrote the employment rule book, enhancing its brand and business in the process. Considered one of the fastest-growing insurance companies in the Philippines, FWD Philippines launched “WorksForMe” in 2018, its enhanced employee benefits program designed to help the organization’s workforce celebrate life while they work.

 Through the program, FWD employees can now say, “At FWD, I can choose what works for me!”

“WorksForMe is the outcome of collaborative efforts to improve benefits for our employees, after surveying what the challenges and areas of improvement were,” said FWD Philippines Chief People and Culture Officer Rozanne Parungo. “It all boils down to providing better experiences for our employees.” Making Brand Advocates out of FWD EmployeesThere is a business principle that people-oriented leaders of organizations strive to adhere to: in order to best serve customers, employees need—first and foremost—to be empowered and to be motivated. They also need to stay fit to carry out their functions.

 It all starts with top leadership intent on helping promote the health and well-being of a vital component in the organizational wheel: its people. Indeed, FWD Philippines’ unique people-oriented employee benefits program WorksForMe has the solid backing of senior leadership team, headed by President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Grimes.

 Adapting to the Changing Times“FWD pioneered the WorksForMe program to advocate work-life balance while empowering and giving our employees the flexibility to choose what works for them,” added Parungo. “Our new and improved employee benefits program is a testament to how we adapt to the changing times, strongly encouraging our people to live the brand spirit and “get ready to live” for themselves and their families.” 

Part and parcel of FWD’s WorksForMe program are special leave entitlements for employees. As part of the program, employees’ vacation leaves (VL) can be rolled over during the next 12 months of the succeeding year. The longer the employee stays with the company, the more VLs they earn. Upon reaching the employee’s third year of tenure, an additional VL will be given, and one more every year thereafter up to a maximum of 24 total VLs annually, hence recognizing the employees’ loyalty.

 Sick leaves, on the other hand, can be used up to the end of the year. Unused SLs can then be banked and converted to VL, as the employee elects. This benefit feature gives the employees the option to utilize their unused leaves in a way that is more suitable to them. Pioneering Flexibility, Enhancing ProductivityThe benefits do not stop there. Employees may work from anywhere (WFA) up to five (5) days for each quarter. All that is required is manager approval as well as availability of appropriate tools to perform tasks at the same productivity level offered by the office environment.

Flexible work arrangements have also received the FWD top-level management’s nod of approval. They show extra consideration for people’s mobility or commuting problems, as well as varying peak performance time. At FWD, employees can start their work day as early as 7 a.m. or as late as 10 a.m., with corresponding end of shifts at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively. This flexibility is aimed at not only lessening the employees’ commute or transit time to and from the office, but most importantly enhancing their productivity level. Parungo said, “The work schedule options allow our employees to be flexible and to be innovation- focused at the same time.” Giving Back, Paying It ForwardFWD Philippines’ “Community Care Time-Off” serves the dual purpose of encouraging its workforce to pursue their passions through community service. Employees are given two (2) paid time-off days to give back to their communities.

In order to be entitled to the allotted paid time-off days a year, employees need to take part in FWD’s existing Community Care programs or perform charitable work/community service. Reinforced by the company’s own Community Care employee passion group (committee), employees are encouraged to take part in various efforts, internal or otherwise, supporting the community and contributing to their betterment. Since the program’s launch, FWD employees have volunteered in the company’s host of Community Care partners Humanity & Inclusion, Special Olympics, and Tanging Tanglaw Solar Lolas Project. Beyond these initiatives, employees have likewise supported organizations that drive feeding programs, rehabilitation of the Pasig River, and even marathons whose proceeds go to charities, amongst others.
 “Our values guide our actions, and so do our policies and practices,” Parungo said. “Engaging and letting people thrive and prosper is one of our key priorities. We want to constantly encourage our employees to support and take part in achieving FWD’s Community Care vision: to empower people to live fulfilled lives.”

 Driving Positive Change for and with EmployeesFWD employees are now as motivated as ever to go beyond their comfort zone and reach out to members of the community. “I feel my world is bigger because I get to explore and be in love with other activities outside work – like running, hiking, and volunteering for the environment,” FWD employee TJ Catapang shares.
 WorksForMe gives current and future employees a better sense of what makes FWD a very good workplace to be part of. By contributing to its employees’ well-being through this program, FWD Life Insurance is not only living up to its vision of “changing the way people feel about insurance,” it also innovates employee experiences as it aims to truly become an employer of choice in the Philippines.

To know more about how FWD Philippines empowers its employees to "get ready to live", visit


WWE will return to the Philippines for the first time in three years when WWE LIVE MANILA comes to the Araneta Coliseum on Friday, September 20, 2019. Tickets for WWE LIVE MANILA go on-sale on Saturday, June 22 at 10AM via, TicketNet hotline 911-5555 and at all TicketNet outlets nationwide.

Fans attending WWE LIVE MANILA will be able to see their favorite WWE Superstars including Roman Reigns™, Kofi Kingston™, Charlotte Flair™, Finn Bálor™, Asuka™, Elias™, Xavier Woods™, Big E™, Shinsuke Nakamura™, Rusev™, Kevin Owens™, Bayley™, Carmella™, The IIconics™ and many more! 

WWE LIVE MANILA  is presented in partnership with Wilbros Live, a leading concert and live events promoter in the Philippines. “Wilbros Live is thrilled to bring WWE LIVE back to Manila this year,” said Winston Llamas, Executive Producer of Wilbros Live. “This one-night-only action-filled show is a must-see for all families and friends! 

“We are excited to return to Manila where the passionate WWE Universe can see their favorite WWE Superstars live,” said Chris Marsh, Vice President and General Manager, WWE Asia Pacific. “Our fans can look forward to experiencing another action-packed night of family-friendly entertainment that will create life-long memories. 


Vivo brings premium features to Y17 to level up lifestyles

Vivo continues to introduce top-notch features in its latest line of entry-level handsets, such as the Y17, to enable more Filipinos to level up their lifestyles and discover the premium smartphone experience.

The leading global technology company has equipped the Y17, available for just P12,990, with an AI triple rear camera setup—which includes a 13MP main camera, 8MP super wide-angle camera, and 2MP depth camera—so users can effortlessly capture Instagram-worthy portraits and sceneries.

To maximize the premium camera experience, the newest smartphone even allows for a 120-degree super-wide angle shot, courtesy of a 16mm ultrawide camera, to enable users to capture not just group photos but fascinating landscapes, in just one click.

More than showcasing a modern yet elegant design accentuated by its Mineral Blue and  Mystic Purple colors; the smartphone brings the best viewing experience to its users, boasting of a bigger 6.35-inch screen with a 720x1544 pixels resolution, offering a Halo FullView™ Display that is ideal for watching videos and playing games.

The Y17 also has a big memory storage and bigger battery capacity that add to the users’ premium experience. With a 4GB RAM and 128GB memory powered by an industry-leading 5000mAh massive battery and bolstered by an 18W dual-engine fast charging technology, users can store more apps, photos, and videos, do more tasks, and play more games, for longer hours.

So, what are you waiting for? Level up your lifestyle and experience premium smartphone features by getting the Vivo Y17 today, available at all authorized Vivo dealers nationwide.

Take your skin care routine to the next level with Olay Natural White Ageless Aura

The first 2-in-1 whitening cream to offer the power of anti-aging, Olay Natural White launches its newest variant – Ageless Aura – to target both skin concerns in one go. It comes with two powerful ingredients to effectively deliver that youthful aura.

Ageless Aura contains Mulberry Root Extract which is known for its anti-oxidant properties, and is popularly used in cosmetics for its skin lightening and brightening benefits. It also contains Vitamin B3 or Niacinamide, today’s “it” ingredient in the skin care world, which delivers anti-aging benefits that targets to reduce fine line and wrinkles. Plus, it comes with SPF15/PA++ for sun protection, too.

If you’ve been hiding behind these photo filters to get you that instant fair skin online, it’s time to chill and trust Olay Natural White Ageless Aura to get yourself real-life filters for a fairer and youthful aura. Go fearless without the filters from online to offline.

If you’ve been a fan of whitening creams all your life but you’re now at the point of transition into anti-aging products, there’s no need to sacrifice one or the other because Olay Natural White Ageless Aura is specially made to answer to both needs.

What’s even better is you can enjoy a simplified skin care routine by choosing this face moisturizer that offers the 2-in-1 benefit. So that’s less time spent on your skin care steps, while you’re confident you’re getting the skin results efficiently.  

Ready to take your skin care routine to the next level? Let us know what you think about this newest innovation from Olay by joining the conversations online through that hashtags #AgelessAura and #OlayPhilippines.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Bistro Group, the country’s leader in the casual dining industry for over two decades, announces new restaurant openings

The Bistro Group, the country’s leader in the casual dining industry for over two decades, announces new restaurant openings to tap a wider market. 

Recently launched was TGIFridays 26th branch at the Island Central Mall, the newest lifestyle hub in Mactan, Cebu. 

Also opened last May at the Evia Lifestyle Center in Las Pinas were Italianni’s, Red Lobster and Modern Shanghai. Texas Roadhouse is set to open in this mall on the 3rd quarter 2019.

The newly-developed Ayala North Exhange at the heart of Makati’s Commercial Business District saw the opening of Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant  and Italianni’s  to discerning food lovers. 

 Texas Roadhouse, meanwhile, opened at Robinsons Midtown last May 23.
“We believe that there is strength in numbers, along with a brand equity that’s  attached to these brands.  There is a huge market waiting to be tapped in many places in the country that   inspires us to embark on an aggressive expansion to bring our concepts closer to more and more Filipinos who love good food and Bistro’s quality service,” says Lisa Ronquillo,  VP Marketing of  The Bistro Group.

Over the years, the company has successfully managed a diverse portfolio of  13 local and international restaurant concepts including Italiannis, Village Tavern, Denny’s, Texas Roadhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings, Red Lobster, and recently, Hard Rock Café Manila. Also under its portfolio are Asian concepts are Fish & Co., Watami, Baker & Cook, Modern Shanghai, and Bulgogi Brothers. 
By year-end, it is expected that The Bistro Group will have a total of  90 stores  nationwide.

The search is on for the country’s most successful microentrepreneurs

If youre a microentrepreneur and believe that you have what it takes to win this year's search for Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA), its your time to shine. 

The BSP honors microentrepreneurs who have overcome poverty by partnering with microfinance institutions that support the government’s financial inclusion and enterprise development initiatives.

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas governor Benjamin E. Diokno and Citi Philippines chief executive officer Aftab Ahmed led the launch of the 17th CMA, with last year's winner Microentrepreneur of the Year winner Mary Grace Bayalas.

The search for the country’s most successful microentrepreneurs is on, with the launch of the annual Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards (CMA) held today at the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).  

Funded by Citi Foundation, the nationwide search is a partnership among BSP, Citi Philippines and the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc. (MCPI).

“The partnership with MCPI and Citi Philippines remains one of BSP’s cornerstones in stakeholder engagement for financial inclusion. The Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards, as the fruit of such remarkable partnership, serves as an important platform to convey the message that collaboration with a strong shared vision, coupled with responsive policies and reforms, can bring the best out of the Filipino people,” said Governor Diokno.

This year’s National Selection Committee is headed by Governor Diokno and Aftab Ahmed. Committee members include notable industry and community leaders such as Trade Secretary Ramon M. Lopez, SM Investments Corporation vice-chair Tessie Sy-Coson, Ayala Corporation president Fernando Zobel de Ayala, JG Summit Holdings, Inc. president and CEO Lance Y. Gokongwei, RFM Corporation president and CEO Jose Ma. A. Concepcion III,  former Philippine Daily Inquirer chair Marixi Rufino-Prieto, University of the Philippines Diliman Chancellor Dr. Michael L. Tan, Samahan ng mga Pilipina para sa Reporma at Kaunlaran (SPARK!) Philippines president Imelda M. Nicolas, and MSME Development Council Mindanao private sector representative Mary Ann Montemayor. 

We are thrilled that after 17 years, the CMA continues to provide economic empowerment opportunities for microentrepreneurs, including a growing number of young people. We take pride in the fact that this initiative has helped us make a meaningful and lasting contribution on the diversity front. A sizeable percentage of the award recipients have been women and the program has empowered them and helped them improve the lives of their families and communities,” said Ahmed.

The CMA has significantly helped several microentrepreneurs. 2018 Youth Microentrepreneur of the Year winner Mary Grace Bayalas said, “My win at the 2018 CMA helped me expand my business. It was not only the cash prize that was important but also the skills and knowledge I acquired from the training that CMA provided. I also deeply value the connections I have made with fellow microentrepreneurs.”

The awards are open to microenterprises with assets less than P3 million. To be recognized are the CMA National winner, regional awardees from the three major island groups (Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao), Youth Microentrepreneur of the Year and three special awards that are open to different categories including agriculture, green/sustainable business, community leadership, startup micro-business, persons with disabilities, social innovation, financial technology/digital enterprise, and preservation of traditions.

The CMA national winner will receive P200,000 while the three regional awardees,  youth awardee and special awardees will each get P100,000. Loan officers and MFI branch partners of the awardees will each get a cash incentive of P10,000. Semi-finalists will get a cash incentive of P10,000. 

Deadline for submission of entries is July 19, 2019. Entries should be submitted to MCPI. Finalists will be chosen by the Country Team composed of officers of Citi Philippines, MCPI and BSP. The National Selection Committee will select the winners who will be awarded on November 26, 2019.

Aside from the prizes, CMA awardees also get access to supplementary tools that can help them grow their businesses. They will receive microinsurance coverage and a nine-day entrepreneurship training at the Citi Microenterprise Development Center, a laptop each and basic computer training. They also gain automatic membership to the CMA Alumni Network to build their market connections and to participate in a mentoring program that will help them further improve their businesses.

CMA was introduced in 2002 when Citi marked its 100th year in the Philippines and in Asia. The awards program has since been adopted as a global program and introduced in over 30 countries. In the last decade, it has honored over 100 Filipinos, many of whom have grown their businesses significantly in terms of profits and assets.

Monday, June 17, 2019

If you need a good laugh watch "Feelennial"

If youre looking for a funny movie to watch this week. You should give Feelennial movie a try. The comedy is on point. It guarantees to make you laugh until the end. Yung tatawa ka lang ng tatawa promise. Malilimutan mo pangsamantala yung mga problema mo. Sobrang napapanahon yung batuhan ng punchline nila Ms. AiAi delas Alas, Bayani Agbayani click na click silang dalawa dito sa movie. Hindi pilit natural na natural lang. 

Kung may anak kang millennial makaka relate ka dito dahil sa social media at dating app. Opo , dating app. Alam nyo yan. At dahil bago yung mga jokes na pang millennial hagip ang Gen Xers (mga tatay, nanay titos and titas) na nagfeeling millennials.  Eto yata yung sa simula hanggang matapos puro ako tawa oh dahil ba mababaw lang ako? Its for you to find out. Tara. Let's give this feel good movie a try.  


nial, a portmanteau of the words “feeling” and “millennial,” describes middle-aged individuals who feel and act like millennials (those born in the 1980s to the 1990s).

It’s also the title of the new movie that brings together two of the funniest comedians in the country for the first time–AiAi Delas Alas and Bayani Agbayani.

Produced by Cignal Entertainment and DSL Productions, Feelennials is about older people trying fit in with millennials and eventually finding love through a mobile app. Directed by Rechie del Carmen.   Feelennial  opens on June 19 in cinemas nationwide.

First time film producer Pops Fernandez says she always liked funny and feel-good movies, that’s why she decided to do a comedy as her first venture.

Romantic comedies are always a hit among Pinoys, as local movie-goers love the combination of a good laugh and the kilig feeling they get from these light-hearted movies.

“When I was given the script, I found it so funny that I thought if I already found it funny in writing, what more if it was executed properly?”

Ai-ai” delas Alas-Sibayan plays Madame Bato-bato, a rich single mom who has everything she needs except the attention of her only son Nico (played by Arvic Tan) and so she tries to do the activities that her son is into. Her “feelennial” activities include online dating where she meets Chito (played by Bayani Rogacion Jr., better known as Bayani Agbayani), a rich bachelor who recently won a huge sum via lotto jackpot. 

They will remind are your adorable titos and titas, who stumble into one misadventure after another as they try to adopt the lifestyle of the younger generation.

Their first encounter doesn’t turn out too well, and what ensues is a flurry of mishaps and misadventures, pitting De las Alas and Agbayani into funny, yet thought-provoking situations on how romance and family dynamic has changed in today’s society.

Both Ai-Ai and Bayani said they find playing their roles in the movie a breeze as they can fully relate to their characters. With four grown-up children, Ai-Ai has always practiced the millennial vibe as she is into #ootd’s, constantly takes selfies and groufies, and regularly uploads these on her social media accounts. Bayani is also a certified “titolennial.” Married for over two decades to his wife Lenlen, he gets his inspiration from their four young millennial daughters. 

Both Ai-Ai and Bayani are surrounded at work by a young group of stars and production people, whose millennial habits they have somewhat imbibed as well. These include cast members Nar Cabico as Dua, Ina Feleo as Tahoma, Nicole Donesa as Cambria, Jelai Andres as Aerial,  Nicole Donesa as Cambria, Sofia delas Alas as Sophia, Skelly Skelly as  Dope, Micah Muñoz as Shanty, Arvic Tan as Nico and Raffy Roque as Efril, with special participation of Martin Nievera, Pops Fernandez, and Paolo Ballesteros.

“At its core, [the film] is about two middle-aged people who find themselves in this world of romance in the digital age,” James C. Meneses, senior manager for content and channel marketing at Cignal TV.

Directed by one of GMA 7’s resident directors, Rechie del Carmen, Feelennial is produced by Cignal Entertainment,  the original content division of the Philippine’s #1 Pay TV provider, Cignal TV, and Pops Fernandez’s DSL Productions, which marks its first venture into film production after organizing successful concerts for over 30 years. 

The movie has been getting positive reviews from intitial screenings, with viewers praising the tandem of Bayani and AiAi as the new comedy loveteam. Bring the whole family to watch Feelennial, which opens in cinemas on June 19! 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Miss Universe Philippines 2019 Gazini Ganados crowned Miss PLDT Home

A new reign begins for the Binibining (Bb.) Pilipinas as it comes to a close and six new queens have emerged. Gazini Ganados of Talisay, Cebu won the Miss Universe Philippines 2019 title and was crowned Miss PLDT Home at the much-anticipated Coronation Night held on June 9, at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. 

The Binibining Pilipinas 2019 winners (L-R) 1st runner up Maria Andrea Abesamis, Binibining Pilipinas Globe Leren Mae Bautista, Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental Emma Mary Tiglao, Miss Universe Philippines Gazini Ganados, Binibining Pilipinas International Bea Patricia Magtanong, Binibining Pilipinas Supranational Resham Saeed, and Binibining Pilipinas Grand International Samantha Ashley Lo.

The new Miss Universe Philippines Gazini Ganados received her crown from the reigning Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray together with Bea Patricia Magtanong as Binibining Pilipinas International, Emma Mary Tiglao as Binibining Pilipinas Intercontinental, Resham Saeed as Binibining Pilipinas Supranational, Leren Mae Bautista as Binibining Pilipinas Globe and Samantha Ashley Lo as Binibining Pilipinas Grand International. Maria Andrea Abesamis and Samantha Mae Bernardo were first and second runners-up respectively.

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Since 2014, PLDT, through its consumer business group PLDT Home, has been an ardent supporter of the Binibining Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI)’s various causes and events, especially the annual pageant.

“As a long-standing partner of BPCI, we are honoured to support the organization in its continuous efforts to empower world-class Filipinas in their pursuit of their advocacies for the benefit of many Filipinos and represent the Philippines all over the world,” Senior Vice President and Head of Consumer Business Market Development Oscar Enrico Reyes, Jr. said.

This year, PLDT has, once again, played a vital role in the key events leading up to the highly anticipated coronation night. To kick off the activities, the 40 candidates were invited for a courtesy visit to the telco giant’s headquarters where they got a chance to meet with PLDT executives and employees. During the event, the ladies were given a platform to talk about advocacies close to their hearts including women empowerment, mental health, education, sustainable tourism, health and environment, and HIV awareness.

PLDT also supported the traditional grand parade, which was held around Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City. The fiesta-themed event gave fans and pageant aficionados an opportunity to see their favorite binibinis up close, as the ladies showcased the country’s rich cultural heritage in their outfits.

Another highly anticipated pre-pageant event is the annual fashion show which features the candidates in their national costumes. Held at the New Frontier Theatre, this year’s glamorous affair was a showcase of world-class Filipino artistry.

Reyes adds, “PLDT has always been at the forefront of championing outstanding Filipinos in the various fields such as sports, education, arts and entertainment. PLDT Home’s world-class Internet helps them equip their digital lifestyles, pursue their dreams, and ultimately enrich their lives.” He concludes, “We congratulate the new set of these world-class Filipinas and we will continuously support them as they embark on a new journey, this time on a global stage.”

For exclusive post-pageant updates, follow PLDT Home on Facebook (, Twitter (@PLDTHome) and Instagram (@pldthome).

Friday, June 14, 2019

The best dad deserves only the best at Kuya J

This Father’s Day, it’s your turn to show dad how appreciative and grateful you are for all his sacrifices by treating him to a feast at Kuya J, the fastest growing chain of Filipino casual dining restaurants in the country.

Because the best dad deserves only the best, let him indulge in all of Kuya J’s best-selling and mouth-watering dishes. 

For starters, whet his appetite with Kuya J Grilled Scallops, that’s filled with cheese, garlic, and butter topping. For the main dishes, pair your rice with a choice of classic Filipino soups such as Sinigang na Baboy or Kuya J Bulalo.  Of course, a feast is not a feast with just one viand! Make it a hearty celebration by adding Kare-Kare with Kuya J peanut sauce, and Kuya J’s specialty—the deep-fried Crispy Pata that’s juicy and tasty from skin to meat. 

Looking for something different? Why not go for the Beef Tadyang Sinigang, a beefy and tasty twist on the classic sinigang; Chicken Halang-Halang, chicken cooked Tinola-style with added creaminess of coconut milk and extra kick of spiciness of green pepper; or the no-fail comfort food—Pork BBQ with Rice, grilled pork skewers glazed with Kuya J BBQ sauce paired with Kuya J signature atsara.

Finish off the celebration with their famous Kuya J Halo-halo Espesyal, a concoction made of milky-smooth ice topped with homemade leche flan, sprinkled with crunchy cornflakes and drizzled with sweet ube cream. You can take it up a notch with the other Halo-halo variants like the Duo Halo-Halo, a combination of Ube and Espesyal Halo-Halo or the Ube Halo-halo Espesyal and Saba Halo-halo Espesyal.

Make Father’s Day a memorable celebration for the whole family by dining out at Kuya J. For more information on Kuya J’s offerings, visit

Technolux Business Series to feature Monin on June 25

Monin , the world's leading brand in premium flavorings for cocktails,coffee and other culinary applications, will be the product high...