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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Vivo introduces popular all-boy group local endorsers BoybandPH



Vivo—5th in the 2016-2017 Leading Global Smartphone Brands—has in its Vivo Family roster famous names in the local celebrity scene. With well-known faces in the Philippine entertainment arena backing the brand, Vivo has a surefire spot in positive brand presence.  Vivo has dominated the smartphone limelight for some time now and with the impressive names in the Vivo Family, the brand should very well expect a meteoric rise to greater heights.

But prior to Vivo’s signing up of local brand influencers, Vivo impressed the smartphone industry by signing up NBA superstar Stephen Curry as the brand’s biggest ambassador September of 2016. In November 2017, during the grand launch of the Vivo V7+ in Manila, Vivo introduced their newest local brand endorsers, something to bring the brand closer to the heart of its Filipino patrons.
Leading the Vivo Family are the freshest and the hottest young stars of this generation which all belong to the Kapamilya group of stars from big-time network ABS-CBN. One of these celebrities is popular all-boy group BoybandPH composed of Joao Constancia, Niel Murillo, Tristan Ramirez, Russell Reyes, and Ford Valencia.

BoybandPH first hit the spotlight December 2016 after winning the first season of Pinoy Boyband Superstar, a reality show which is a local franchise of Simon Cowell-backed Latin American singing competition La Banda. BoybandPH immediately moved on to release their first single in January 2017 entitled ”Unli” and proceeded to release their debut, self-titled album the following month which was to bag a Gold Record Award with sales reaching more than 7,000 copies sold in just two months after release.



With the group’s strong influence amongst the young Filipino crowd, Vivo signed up BoybandPH in September 20, 2017 and in December 10, 2017, the band celebrated their first anniversary as a band at the Vivo All Screen Experience Mall Tour in Starmall Alabang where overjoyed fans flocked to see their beloved all-male group. BoybandPH, as the Vivo’s influencer, has flown to Bacolod to lead the brand’s mall tour and press conference. They also participated in Vivo’s special Christmas CSR for Marawi soldiers where the band members shared their respective selfie salutes to convey their respect for the freedom fighters. The band also showed how things remarkably changed for them in six years through a 2012 vs 2018 Looks; the boys posted photos of themselves comparing their physical look between years 2012 and 2018.

The band, of course, was also present during the grand Vivo V7+ launch at the glitzy Marriott Grand Hotel where they were first unveiled as a Vivo influencer.
BoybandPH has a significant following on social media: the band has almost 7,000 following on Twitter, more than 8,000 on Instagram, and almost 103,000 on Facebook.

BoybandPH really love their Vivo V7+, they always use their phone in taking selfies with their fans, friends and family. They also influence their avid followers to use Vivo Smartphone. 

Who are BoybandPH?


Joao Constancia
Raised in Macau to Filipino parents, Joao is still very much Pinoy at heart despite his foreign upbringing. Dubbed the “Party Prince of Macau”, the 19 year old heart throb wowed judges and fans with his own rendition of “Twerk it like Miley” for the grand finals which landed him a place in the group. Joao can speak Mandarin fluently.

As a musician, Joao loves his Vivo V7+ phone for its Hi-Fidelity audio chip which rocks above par mobile audio technology which makes any music lover appreciate music better.

Joao has a huge following on social media. To date, he has over 180,000 Twitter followers, 540,000 loyal Instragram fans and a solid almost 160,000 fan base on Facebook.



Niel Murillo

Orlando Sinangote Murillo IV or simply Niel is a native of Cebu and was an instant crowd favorite in the reality show, garnering 96% votes from the female audience. Niel is a talented singer and is the band’s lead vocal. He attributes his talent to his love for music which is rooted from an early age and his blind brother who serves as his number one inspiration.

Niel’s social media following continues to rise with 127,000 on Twitter, 91,000 on Instagram, and over 300,000 on Facebook.

Niel appreciates his Vivo V7+’s 5.99 all-screen Display with an 84.4% screen to body ratio, providing a more exciting and enhanced game and visual experience. With his love for Korean Pop, Niel loves his V7+’s hi-fidelity audio chip which supports the latest sound technology and levels up mobile audio technology, enabling Niel to relish rich and full rhythms.





Russell Reyes

Chicago, USA-born Russell plays the piano and is proud of his smooth vocals. Russell had frequented talent and music shows since he was young and excel in them. His audition piece, “Lately” by the iconic Stevie Wonder earned him a spot in Pinoy Boyband Superstar reality show. Considered as one of the strongest members vocally, Russell had won the hearts of the show’s judges and the fans as well, bagging an impressive 100% from combined text and judges votes.
Russell’s social media following is impressive. The BoybandPh charmer has 117,000 Twitter fans, 186,000 Instagram followers, and a fan base counting to 57,000 on Facebook.

Just like the other music fanatics in the band, Russell is happy with his Vivo V7+’s. As a social media influencer, Russell also attributes his trend-worthy feed to the V7+’s powerful 24MP camera which creates perfect selfies each time.






Ford Valencia

Born in Manila, Ford is talented with the beats and the rhythm as the group’s rapper. Ford has a string of jobs under his belt which marks his humble beginnings. hi-fidelity audio chip for the best in latest sound and mobile audio technology The BoybandPH sweetheart had worked as a waiter, ship mechanic, freelance musician, and even as an insurance agent to make both ends meet. Ford’s modest past is now in the past as he enjoys a significant social media fan base. 85,000 fans are following Ford on Twitter, almost 3,000 on Facebook and a whopping 158,000 on Instagram.

Ford loves his Vivo V7+’s for its futuristic finger print unlock feature, making the phone’s security spec stonewall and truly secure. He also loves taking selfies, thanks to the phone’s 24MP revolutionary camera—his fans could not get enough of his social media feed. The V7+’s hi-fidelity audio for the ultimate in mobile audio technology is also perfect for a boyband member like Ford so he could further enjoy his craft.



Tristan Ramirez


25-year old Tristan Ramirez is a model from Bulacan. A balladeer, his love and talent for music grew from mere karaoke sessions with his mother when he was a child. Tristan also has a talent for beatboxing which impressed the Pinoy Boyband Superstar judges and which made a perfect complement for his superb singing voice. Tristan puts family first and is known as a soft-hearted and loving son and big brother to his family.

Tristan has fans all over, judging from his social media followings. He currently has over 62,000 Twitter followers, more than 98,000 on Instagram, and almost 40,000 on Facebook.

When asked what he loved about his Vivo V7+, Tristan swore by the phone’s 5.99 all-screen Display with an 84.4% screen to body ratio as it enables him to have a solid game and visual experience. As a celebrity who documents his day to day activities, Tristan also appreciates the V7+’s 24Mp front-facing camera for picture-perfect selfies. And lastly, as a musician, Tristan lives by the V7+’s hifi audio capabilities as it allow him to listen to music and improve his musicality.


For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts




Celebrity Ambassador Liza Soberano renews contract with Domino's Pizza PH



Celebrity endorser Liza Soberano recently renews her contract with Dominos Pizza Ph on Jan 26 at Dominos Pizza Mindanao Branch.

Domino's Pizza Philippines president Pinky Yee and Liza Soberano's manager Ogie Diaz graced the event as media witnessed the contract signing.



Ms Liza Soberano was proud to say that she is literally the new face of Dominos Pizza box. She followed suit after Korean actors Song Joong Ki and Park Bo Gum last year as Domino's Pizza celebrity endorsers. With their face printed on the pizza box.



She told, her mother Mommy Divina loved Dominos Pizza when they were back in the US. Its the only pizza that their family patronizes. Upon learning that her face would be on the pizza box, her mother was excited at the thought and would love to cut it out and framed.

The "World's Delivery Expert", hand-in-hand with the “World’s Most Beautiful Face." What more could you ask for?

Liza Soberano -currently the undisputed sweetheart of Philippine showbiz, and the top name in the British Independent Movie Critics list for “world's most beautiful face“ renewed her partnership with Domino’s Pizza Philippines during a recent media activity held in Quezon City.



As the celebrity endorser of the country's pizza delivery expert, Liza was involved in a number of hugely successful campaigns, including a giveaway activity wherein she personally handed free pizzas to LRT commuters. Videos of this initiative went viral on social media, thus familiarizing countless netizens with the #DominosEffect.



Eventually, the actress -somewhat literally became the face of the Domino’s brand, as her photo is now featured prominently on Domino’s Pizza boxes.

“l am so happy and honored to be a part of the Domino's Pizza family. The relationship between us was strengthened over time, and l feel that my personality is a perfect fit for what Domino’s stands for,” Liza emphasized. “it’s always nice to represent a brand that you’ve been patronizing even before you endorsed them, and this is the case with Domino’s," she added.


Liza recalled her time in the United States, when she became a certified fan of the Domino’s Pizza online ordering sytem. “The convenience and reliability of ordering Domino’s online is really amazing. First, it’s super efficient, because they use the latest mapping technology to recognize your exact location. Second, I love the fact that I can track every step of my order, so l know exactly when to expect my fresh, hot, and fast delivery," she enthused.




Fortunately, as Liza pointed out, these exact innovations have been put in place in the Philippines, thus creating a noticeable improvement in the delivery experience. “it’s no wonder that Filipinos are recognizing Domino’s as the delivery expert. They’ve not only changed the game, but elevated it," she pointed out.



Apart from delivering pizzas hot and fast, Domino’s also delivers them fresh. Thanks to high quality ingredients like 100% mozarella cheese and hand-tossed dough, Domino’s Pizzas are never oily.

“The best part is that Domino’s provides great value offerings. Twice a week namely Two for Tuesdays and Freeze Thursdays you can get two pizzas for the price of one," Liza further noted. 

As far Domino’s is concerned, the partnership between brand and endorser is a perfect 0L “Liza has been with us since 2015, and we have all witnessed her meteoric rise in the past three years," noted Domino's Pizza Philippines president Pinky Yee. 




Tuesday, January 30, 2018

5 Ways to Engage Kids in good hygiene habits



Keeping your child clean can be a huge challenge for parents everywhere. At an early age, children don’t see the wash, lather, and rinse routine as a necessity, so it’s up to you as parents to include fun and engaging activities in your daily cleanliness routine. Here are a few tips from Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo to make your kids look forward to their hygiene routine.



1. Hygiene kits pay off 
Before sending them off to school, it's helpful to pack a hygiene kit for them to use. Baby wipes are a great fix for cleaning hands before and after eating at school. It's also a safer option for younger kids to use instead of rubbing alcohol which might spill or come into contact with their eyes.
You can opt for alcohol-free wipes that are specially designed to use for eating.
Other must-haves are lightly scented baby powders, colognes, fresh face towels, and other toiletries.

2. Enjoy bath time moments
Making bath time fun is a surefire way to create priceless moments with your children.
To make sure your kid is lice-free, it helps to use Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo twice a week. Use the 10-minute lathering time to style your kid's hair into a shark's fin or an outrageous mohawk. This way, you can make sure your child is well bathed and lice free while creating happy bonding moments.
3. 1, 2, 3, Brush your teeth!

It's also helpful to buy cute and charming products that can boost their excitement. A toothpaste with their favorite cartoon characters or a light up toothbrush is a great way to make brushing fun.
Invite your child to join you while brushing. You can dance to the tune of the swish-swish sounds your brush makes. Don't be afraid to incorporate music into your routine.

4. Sing the germs away
The music trick can also be helpful with handwashing by singing together as you rub and scrub your way into clean hands.
You can try simple nursery rhymes like “Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands” (to the tune of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”), “This is the Way We Wash Our Hands” (to the tune of “Mulberry Bush”), or better yet, create a unique song together!

5. Stress-free nail-clipping
Not all kids are fond of having their fingernails cut; sometimes it’s as hard as making them eat vegetables! To avoid dirt from getting stuck underneath their tiny fingernails, help your child enjoy nail-clipping by singing them a fun song or telling them a short story that involves their fingers. “This Little Piggy” and “Finger Family” are just a few examples of songs and stories that will keep your kids distracted while you cut their nails.

Taking good care of your child isn’t as wearying if you put the fun in everything. Aside from having bonding moments with your kid, they can also enjoy the good of their well-being. All you need to do is pay attention to their hygiene while making the best out of every moment you create with your kid.

For more tips on hygiene and head lice prevention, visit www.facebook.com/licealiz.



NO FAIRY-TALE ENDING AS “FIFTY SHADES FREED” BEGINS


Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) return in Universal Pictures' romantic thriller Fifty Shades Freed, the climactic chapter based on the worldwide bestselling Fifty Shades phenomenon. Bringing to a shocking conclusion events set in motion in 2015 and 2017’s blockbuster films that grossed almost $950 million globally, the film arrives for pre-Valentine’s Day in the Philippines, February 7.


(Watch the new spots of Fifty Shades Freed at https://youtu.be/8ze300Qpxn0 and https://youtu.be/5TLqDUX0Sow.)


Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and shared life of luxury. But just as she steps into her role as Mrs. Grey and he relaxes into an unfamiliar stability, new threats could jeopardize their happy ending before it even begins.


Given the record-setting sales of E L James’ Fifty Shades novels, and the first two films’ impressive global box-office take, the filmmakers know that they were far from messing up. When the trailer for the second film, Fifty Shades Darker, debuted online in September 2016, in less than 24 hours, it racked up more than 114 million views, shattering the previously set record for highest-performing full-length trailer of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with 112 million views.


Book author and producer E L James was and is surprised by the depth of emotion the story of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey stirred up in fans. At one point, she was even satisfied with the story concluding with just one book. E L James explains: “The first two books were written as one, and I’d stopped at the wedding proposal and thought, ‘This is great. I’ve left them in a good place.’ But I got readers urging me to write more. I remember being on holiday and I was listening to Michael Bublé’s version of ‘You Will Never Find Another Love Like Mine,’ over and over again. I thought, ‘Hang on a minute. If I’m going to write more, what would it be?’


“I knew the only thing I could do was to have Ana pregnant and to see Christian’s reaction, which is not great,” E L James continues. “I knew that’s where I wanted the story to go. That’s why I started writing the third book—to see him absolutely terrified, furious, when she announces that she’s pregnant. He goes completely ballistic, because he’s a scared child himself.”


Regarding the title choice of this chapter, E L James explains, “In the third book, Christian finally learns to let go and accept what’s coming to him. I think he’s freed. And seeing the woman he loves with a child is the most healing thing that could ever happen to him.”


But the tone of Freed, overall, is far from merely a romance of the healing kind. Screenwriter Niall Leonard, who returns to this chapter, notes: “Freed opens with a mysterious man visiting the offices of Grey Enterprises. We realize quickly that he’s Jack Hyde and up to no good. Rather than starting with this idyllic existence that Christian and Ana have, we’re starting with the threat of Jack. It becomes clear that everything they do in this movie is constrained by the threat of his revenge. From the get-go, our heroes are never safe, happy or utterly content. Christian is aware of this and doesn’t tell Ana, thinking he’s protecting her. But of course, as a husband and wife, you don’t always protect somebody by keeping secrets. Eventually the truth comes out—it becomes another hurdle for them to face together, and another issue in their constant efforts at building trust between them.”


While it may sound fated that the couple will find that fairy-tale ending, Leonard is quick to disagree: “I would think that Erika herself might resist this idea of destiny, because it suggests that no matter what you do, you’re going to end up at a happy place. In fact, Ana and Christian have to make a big effort—they have to reach beyond themselves, to go way out of their comfort zones—to find each other and create this relationship that saves them. ‘Destiny’ makes it sound too easy—it’s a deliberate journey, it’s a struggle and a time of great conflict. Hopefully, we won’t have the sense that this was all easy, because it isn’t for the characters.


“For us, the marriage is the beginning of a new adventure, a new story, a new series of challenges,” the screenwriter concludes. “It’s not the be-all and end-all. Erika was wise to make that her focal point of the start of the third book, because it’s a whole new journey for our characters.”


Fifty Shades Freed is distributed by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.


How to scam-proof your travel abroad

How to scam-proof your travel abroad





​This is for the solo backpackers, travel bloggers and to all those who booked their ticket for future travels.

Travelling is a great way to unwind and enjoy what life has to offer, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be mindful of your safety.

Scams abound in every part of the world.  As the travel industry grows in popularity, scammers and other criminals are also growing in numbers, devising ways to trick unsuspecting tourists from transportation overcharge and forced purchases to ATM skimming and credit card fraud.



PSBank advises travelers to exercise caution when setting foot in foreign lands. Here are some safety measures you can take for a scam-free and enjoyable vacation:



Inform your bank or Credit Card Company if you're travelling outside of the country. Although most banks have systems in place where they will send you an SMS alert to confirm a purchase before they are processed, and/or a text message and email notification to inform you of your transactions, you will be helping your bank monitor and secure your accounts from any suspicious usage by informing them of your travel plans. This way your bank won’t assume that your debit, prepaid or credit card is being used fraudulently and block it.



Be wary of public wifi.

Hackers can easily set up "free" public WiFi networks and bait people to use them so they can sniff your login passwords or use your accounts while you're still logged in to the websites without the need for your password. Always ask the hotel, coffee shop or airport personnel their valid WiFi hotspots for guests. If you have to connect to a free WiFi network, never use it to log in to your email, social media or bank accounts.



Never provide debit or credit card details via phone, text or email.

Emails and texts were not created with data privacy in mind. Unencrypted email is an unsecure way to send sensitive information. Emails, SMS, or phone calls can be hacked, spoofed, and eavesdropped. When travelling, it is best to avoid providing personal and financial information through these channels.



Look for the lock.

Aside from a web address that begins with “https:” where “s” stands for ‘secure’, a lock icon on your browser is another indication that the site you are on is safe to use. When booking plane tickets and hotels, or when making online purchases, make sure you can see the padlock symbol in the address bar, before you provide your personal or financial details.



Keep your card visible when making payments.

When paying for your purchases and services using your debit or credit card, make sure that they process your payment in your presence. This way, your card is visible and always with you.  Thus, preventing multiple unauthorized card swipes and skimming.



Monitor your accounts regularly.

Monitor your accounts even when you are abroad to ensure that there are no unauthorized transactions. For added security to PSBank Debit and Prepaid Mastercard cardholders, turn on the ATM Lock feature in your PSBank Online or PSBank Mobile App to keep your account safe from ATM skimming and other card-based electronic fraud. 



Be vigilant.

If you think that your bank account has been compromised or noticed any suspicious movements, report it immediately by calling your bank’s customer service hotline.


“Learning how to secure your accounts and avoid obvious threats goes a long way in protecting your personal information and money most especially when you travel,” says PSBank First Vice President for Information Security Dan Jose Duplito.



Sunday, January 28, 2018

Ever Bilena welcomes Ms. Kris Aquino


Ever Bilena, the country’s no. 1 color cosmetics retail company welcomes the “Queen of All Media” Kris Aquino to its growing family.

“We are so excited that Kris is with us. Ever Bilena’s success is built on credibility and this is what our newest ambassador brings,” says Ever Bilena CEO Dioceldo Sy. 

Over the years, the brand has evolved along with its growing market by providing fresh and trendy color cosmetics to women of different lifestyles. “We have been in the business for 35 years. We are proud not only because we are the leader in color cosmetics but also because we are a Filipino brand,” Sy said.



He added that, like most retail products, Ever Bilena is facing a new generation of users.  “Makeup trends, such as fashionable colors, change so quickly because of social media and online platforms. We welcome this challenge with innovative products for everyone who wants to be beautiful and confident.”

As the newest ambassador for the cosmetics brand the “Queen of All Media” is all set to try Ever Bilena’s over 1000 products. From eye shadows, mascaras, BB creams and concealers, to fragrances, lipsticks, palettes and tools, makeup lovers can expect a lot of excitement from the much-awaited partnership.



“Looking good is no longer a luxury,” said Sy. “Our products are affordable, but known to be of high quality and trusted by generations. It’s easy to make money, but it’s very hard to earn credibility, which should always be the foundation and capital of any business.”

 To learn more about Ever Bilena and its brands, visit www.everbilena.com.ph, https://careline.com.ph/  and http://blackwater.com.ph/.


Vivo Prides Itself for Innovations in Stonewall Security Features



A lot of modern smartphones are adopting biometric security features in an effort to gather more users and patrons to support their brand. Vivo is no different and has pushed the envelope when it comes to innovation. Just recently at the Consumer Electronics Show or CES 2018, dubbed as the global stage for innovation, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Vivo took the spotlight as it introduced the world-first under-display fingerprint scanner in its smartphone. This ultra-modern technology simply registers a user’s uniquely patterned epidermis, and just like in futuristic movies, the screen would weave a pattern of blue light and the phone is instantly accessed.


                   
Vivo’s new innovation, the world’s first under – display fingerprint scanner
Vivo’s smartphone security features are just as impressive and cutting-edge. The Face ID feature of Vivo is less complex than other smartphone brands’ security specs, merely using its 24MP camera for facial recognition. But this facial recognition security feature is not to be underestimated as it works remarkably well. Vivo face access technology quickly detects up more than 100 different facial identification points, more than enough for one to say that we truly now live in the future. The feature checks the depth or the user’s facial features which provides for a more precise, more effectual security access.




                 

Vivo’s Face ID Access


Lastly, Vivo smartphones also employ the good old fingerprint scanner under its hood, located at the back just within a convenient reach of the index finger. This feature which works well and fast and maybe activated alongside the Face ID feature.

With its stonewall security, Vivo smartphones are not only efficient and affordable but are also revolutionary and innovative. Vivo cares about its users, pushing the brand to constantly innovate and improve user experience. Vivo maintains seven research and development centers and continuously improves their products.


For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Asian Artists Agency Casts a Romantic Spell this Love Month




Asian Artists Agency talents will make you feel loved and cherished in countless ways. A number of special activities are in store for you and your loved ones to enjoy this love month of February.



Mark your calendar on February 14 as Comedy Queen AiAi Delas Alas stages Ai Love You with special guest Piolo Pascual at Palacio de Maynila, 8pm. Tickets are available at Palacio (524-7606 and 527-3239)and SM Tickets (470-2222). Watch AiAi in a concert with Ex-Battalion on February 17 at Zirkoh Tomas Morato. The two collaborated when AiAi released her single titled Walang Pinipili under GMA Records.

For tickets, please call Zirkoh (367-7287) or text (0915-3102523).



Bossa nova diva Sitti has lined-up shows for everyone who is in-love and looking for love. Watch her live at Casino Filipino Cebu on February 3, 8pm. On February 10, watch Bossa Love with Sitti Navarro at Legazpi City Convention Center, 7pm. This is a Valentine show for the benefit of the evangelization programs of the Diocese of Legazpi. Ticket prizes: Gold – P600 / Silver – P400 / General Admission – P200.

On February 16, she will stage a dinner concert titled A Grand Love Story with Sitti at The Grand Cobo Events Place (3 Mt. Kennedy Street, Mountainview Village, San Roque, Marikina City), 6pm. For ticket inquiries, you can contact (+63)9176262415 / (02)7759250 or (02)6248596.


Take a trip down memory lane with Ariel Rivera. He will make you fall in love all over again with songs that touch the heart. Catch him live at Casino Filipino Bacolod on February 14, 9pm.


Catch balladeer Bryan Termulo live at Gaisano Capital Balasan on February 3, 4pm and Gaisano Capital City - Iloilo Activity Center on February 4, 4pm.


Wilbert Ross will be at the grand finals of Dancing in Tandem to be held at Magpet Municipal Gymnasium in Magpet, North Cotabato on February 16, 4:30pm. He will serenade the audience on February 22 during the centennial anniversary of Guagua National Colleges in Pampanga.


Online dance sensation Mastermind will ignite the dance floor with their hot and synchronized moves on February 24 at PUP-Maragondon Branch in Cavite.

Drei Raña will be at the Guagua National Colleges in Pampanga on February 22 in celebration of the centennial anniversary of the school.



For inquiries about Asian Artists Agency, please call (02) 855-4765 or (02) 405-4423, email info@asianartistsagency.com, and visit fb.com/asianartistsagency


OPPO A83 offers the best value smartphone with A.I. Beauty, Facial Unlock, and Full Screen Technology for Php9,990



OPPO Philippines welcomes 2018 with its fourth member of the A.I. Beauty and Full Screen technology smartphones, the A83. Priced at Php9,990, the A83 disrupts the ¬entry mid-range smartphone category with the most affordable 18:9 Full Screen display, A.I. Beauty Selfies, Facial Unlock, powerful processor performance, and outstanding battery life of up to 13.5hrs.

Featuring a 5.7” HD+ Full Screen display, OPPO A83 brings out a new immersive visual experience and powerful 2.5GHz octa-core processor performance, similar with the famous OPPO F5 series. Accompanied with a 3GB RAM, the A83 is the perfect smartphone for multi-tasking. Surprisingly, the A83 fits at the palm of your hand at a 5.2” smartphone footprint, making it easy to carry around at just 143g.



Living up to its Selfie Expert handle, the A83 carries the leading A.I. Beauty Technology with an 8MP front camera that can detect more than 200 facial recognition spots for a more personalized beautification based on your facial traits. This results to natural-looking selfies without the hassle of adjusting camera settings. It even features an auto mode for A.I. recommended beautification.

Carrying a 2.5GHz Octa-Core Processor just like the F5, the A83 can carry the latest games in the market with fluid experience such as the Arena of Valor and more.  Gaming will now be more immersive because of its 18:9 ratio full screen that delivers more visuals as compared to older smartphones.

Facial Unlock for All
 At a portable size, the A83 fronts the Speedy Facial Unlock for snappier access to your phone. Unlock your phone the easiest and fastest way possible, using your face for security.

Dependable Battery Life 
Carrying the same power efficient processor as the F5, the A83 can go up to 13.5 hours of normal usage based on industry battery benchmark tests. Despite a smaller size of 5.7”, the A83 still carries above average 3180mAh of battery for an all-day smartphone experience. Additionally, charging isn’t a problem because of its 2A charging compatibility which makes charging much faster.


“Our OPPO A83 brings the best value any smartphone user can ever have - at an affordable price of Php9,990, the A83 offers the latest 18:9 Full Screen, a powerful processor, facial unlock, and the famous A.I. Beauty Technology for natural-looking selfies. For less than ten thousand pesos, we are confident that the A83 will surely make a mark in the entry-mid range smartphone market”, said Eason de Guzman, OPPO Philippines’ Public Relations Manager.
For more information about the OPPO A83, customers may visit http://www.oppo.com/ph/smartphone-A83 and follow OPPO on Facebook via https://www.facebook.com/OPPOPH/ for the store list and latest updates. 

Feel the love at "Dionne Warwick: A Valentine Concert” on Feb 13 and 14 at Solaire Resort and Casino





Through her "I'll never loved this way again" song that I found my one true love. It is one of my favorite songs. The lyrics tells it all. Everytime I listen to it, I have been dreaming to watch and sing along with her in person. I love Dionne Warwick and will forever be a fan.

As of her Facebook page. the lady of pop, soul, R &B., and gospel music,  is on tour starting Feb 1 and do not forget to block these dates from Feb 13 and 14 because she will be performing live at Solaire Resort and Casino, Manila. If you are a fan and want to be senti all over again, bring the bf/gf, hubby/wife or your titas and titos along with you. Celebrate Valentines Day with Dionne Warwick.



Even if she’s had her share of Grammy trophies and triumphs, Billboard achievements, and a great number of popular ballads, Dionne Warwick humbly declares,  "The word or label 'Diva'  is an operatic term and I do not sing opera, therefore I cannot and do not accept being called as such."

She is revered as a singing legend and popular music icon, who to many of her admirers is gifted with a melodic and soulful voice. Her songs continue to touch the hearts of people who believe in romance, love, friendship, and forever. 
On February 13 and 14, 2018 at the Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort and Casino, the charismatic chanteuse headlines a two-night concert.

"I've been to Manila several times...Manila audiences are wonderful, they have always seemed to enjoy my show," says the singing legend. 

For her Valentine concert, people will get to enjoy, "Songs I am expected to sing and a few surprises…it will just be two nights of wonderful musical evenings."
Be ready to be enthralled and mesmerized when you hear her famous songs such as “Don’t Make Me Over,” “Walk On By,” “Do You Know The Way to San Jose?,” “Alfie,” and “I’ll Never Love This Way Again” and other signature songs. 



She shares, "All of my songs are close to my heart as they are like my children. The success of these songs; I attribute both to the wonderful composers and lyricists."

What are the ingredients for a great song? Warwick replies, "Lyrics first, as I must believe in the words I sing, and of course, a memorable melody."

The musical icon has formed a long and successful partnership with songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David.  Warwick ranks among the 40 biggest hit makers of the entire rock era, based on the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Charts, with 56 of the legendary American singer’s singles making the Billboard Hot 100 between 1962 and 1998 and 80 singles making all Billboard charts combined.

For Bacharach, Warwick is "A woman who has a tremendously strong side and a delicacy when singing softly--- like miniature ships in bottles.”

Warwick received her first Grammy in 1968 for “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” and her second in 1970 for “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again.”

Under Arista Records, Warwick won the Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “I’ll Never Love This Way Again” and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for “Déjà Vu” in 1980. She became the first female artist in the history of the Grammys to win in two categories on the same year.

In 1985, Warwick contributed her voice to the multi-Grammy winning song “We Are The World” which also spent four consecutive weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. On the same year, she recorded the American Foundation for AIDS Research benefit song “That’s What Friends Are For” with Stevie Wonder, Elton John, and Gladys Knight.

In a career that spans five decades, Dionne Warwick’s melodic and soulful voice remains unmatched.

To Bacharach, David and the multitude of people she had the pleasure of working with, Warwick enthuses, "I am forever grateful."

To newcomers in the industry, her advice, "Be true to yourself and what you want...if you can think it, you can do it."

"I am truly looking forward to coming again to Manila and I do hope all of you will be at the concert to enjoy," says Warwick.

We know we will never love this way again, that is why this season of romance, be part of “Dionne Warwick: A Valentine Concert” to be held on February 13 and 14, 2018 at the Solaire Grand Ballroom.

For tickets, please visit solaireresort.com or call Ticketworld at 8919999.


Celebrate Australia Day with BYS Cosmetics



Australians from around the world recently celebrated Australia Day—a commemoration of the founding ofthe land down under, and all the other thing Australian. Australian influence, whether earnest or light-hearted, is pervasive around the world, even for us Filipinos, who recognize the role of Aussie awareness IN the country, especially in the beauty industry.

    From Left to Right) Brand Ambassadors (3rd) Laura Lehmann, (4th) Kiana          Valenciano, and (6th) Tony Chua, President of iFace Philippines, with BYS          Australia Team


BYS, a popular Australian cosmetics brand has been in the country since 2012. Since them, it has changed THE beauty game in the country; influencing many exciting make-up trends in the Philippines.

With the brand’s high-end, on-trend, and transformative cosmetic products, Filipinos are shaped to be confident about themselves as it enhances their natural beauty.

Moreover, BYS is not afraid to play with colors. From nude hues to bright glitters, BYS offers bold and daring make-up for everyday and for partying. With BYS products, you can explore different looks, from simple to soulful up to being dazzling as they can be. Beauty definitely has no limit with BYS.

            Brand Ambassadors Laura Lehmann and Kianna Valenciano


Half-Filipina and Half-Australian courtside reporter Laura Lehmann and local singer-songwriter Kiana Valenciano are just few of those who enjoy the exciting lifestyle of using BYS cosmetics. Being the BYS Philippines Ambassadors, Kiana and Laura have grown more beautiful, confident, and happy.


To learn more about BYS Philippines, log on to https://www.bys.com.au, or join the conversation by following BYS PH on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter at @bysphilippines.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

IT'S SURVIVAL OF THE BIGGEST IN THE NEW “PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING” TRAILER


The new official trailer for Universal Pictures' 3D epic adventure Pacific Rim: Uprising, the follow-up to Guillermo del Toro's 2013 cinematic epic Pacific Rim, has just arrived online.


Check out the trailer below and watch Pacific Rim: Uprising in Philippine cinemas March 2018.


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The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising.


John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and bring the world to its knees, he is given one last chance to live up to his father’s legacy by his estranged sister, Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi)—who is leading a brave new generation of pilots that have grown up in the shadow of war. As they seek justice for the fallen, their only hope is to unite together in a global uprising against the forces of extinction.


Jake is joined by gifted rival pilot Lambert (The Fate of the Furious’ Scott Eastwood) and 15-year-old Jaeger hacker Amara (newcomer Cailee Spaeny), as the heroes of the PPDC become the only family he has left.  Rising up to become the most powerful defense force to ever walk the earth, they will set course for a spectacular all-new adventure on a towering scale.


Pacific Rim Uprising is directed by Steven S. DeKnight (Netflix’s Daredevil, STARZ’s Spartacus) and also stars Jing Tian, Burn Gorman, Adria Arjona and Charlie Day.


Pacific Rim: Uprising is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.


Vivo launches newest celebrity endorsers Loisa Andalio, Maris, Chienna and Inigo

Why Loisa Andalio, Maris Racal, Inigo Pascual, and Chienna Filomeno trust the Vivo brand

Vivo, a smartphone brand known the world over, introduces its newest brand influencers composed of fresh faces from the local showbusiness scene. Vivo’s latest brand celebrity supporters are all Kapamilya stars from big-time network ABS-CBN, making names and waves in the entertainment arena. The inclusion of the biggest stars in its roster of influencers is proof that Vivo is aggressive in terms of its marketing and PR efforts to further push the brand to the top tier of the choicest smartphone companies. In the Philippines, Vivo places third in the most popular smartphone brand with at least 1.1 million users and 5,200 stores and counting nationwide while globally, Vivo boasts of 200 million users and growing.

Before the introduction of local brand influencers, Vivo wowed the smartphone industry by signing up NBA superstar Stephen Curry as Vivo’s biggest ambassador September of 2016. In November 2017, during the grand launch of the Vivo V7+ in Manila, Vivo introduced their newest local brand endorsers. One of these endorsers were actress, dancer, and singer Loisa Andalio, actress, dancer, talented teen heartthrob Inigo Pascual, and television personality Maris Racal, and model-actress Chienna Filomeno. 

18-year-old Loisa Andalio came into the limelight when she joined the 5th regular season of Pinoy Big Brother where she was dubbed as the “Talented Darling of Paranaque”. Loisa is currently a member of an all-girl group G13 formed in 2013. The talented Loisa, known as an influential millennial celebrity with a vast social media following, currently has 1.17 followers on Twitter, 2.7 million followers on Instagram, and over 600,000 followers on Facebook.

                   Loisa during her Vivo Clearer selfie tour at SM Dasma

Loisa loves her Vivo V7+ because of the phone’s Face ID feature. Futuristic enough, Vivo offers this feature which is a surely-safe security access to one’s smartphone, where phone unlocks with mere facial recognition. The Face ID feature enables the V7+ to “wake up” with the user simply picking up the phone, raising it in portrait mode to unlock it and it is ready to go. As a dancer, Loisa is also thrilled with the V7+’s fully-upgraded AK4376A Hi-Fidelity audio chip supports the latest sound technology and levels up mobile audio technology, enabling any music lover to enjoy rich and full rhythms.

Loisa was formally introduced as a Vivo influencer during the Vivo V7+’s launch at the Grand Marriot Hotel last September 20, 2017 and also entertained her multitude of fans at a Vivo mall tour at SM Dasmarinas December last year.



Charming Maris Racal, on the other hand, has already settled herself as an established artist at a young age of 20. She first came to fame after placing second in Pinoy Big Brother All In and was later signed up with Star Magic as a member of popular all-girl group Girltrends and just last year as a member of an all-girl sing and dance group BFF5. Maris was paired up with fellow Vivo influencer Inigo Pascual where they are collectively known as MarNigo which now has a strong fan base.

Maris’ popularity on Instagram has risen in a short time, now with 2 million followers. She has over 700,000 followers on Instagram and more than 200,000 fans on Facebook. Maris makes a perfect Vivo influencer for her talent and her status as an iconic millennial. Her love team with Inigo Pascual is also one of the most famous and important power pair of recent years.

Maris loves Vivo V7+’s powerful 24MP and Face Beauty feature which produces perfect selfies each time, a perfect selfie-taking companion for celebrities like herself with a strong social media following.

Maris’ on-screen other half, the handsome Inigo Pascual is an actor and recording artist. The son of premier actor Piolo Pascual, Inigo has established his own name in the industry with his good looks and talent. He is the artist behind the 2016 hit single Dahil Saýo, the first number one song on Billboard Philippines’ Philippine Top 20 chart.



Inigo is quite popular on social media, no wonder Vivo signed up the young influencers to push the brand. Inigo’s Instagram followers are 2 million strong, with a Twitter following of over 700,000 and a Facebook fan base of over 300,0000.

Inigo is happy with the Vivo V7+’s 5.99 all-screen Display with an 84.4% screen to body ratio, providing a more exciting and enhanced game and visual experience. Its Smart Split 3.0 feature allows Inigo to check his messages, mails, among other things without interrupting the current running app—perfect for very busy smartphone users on the go like him. As a singer, Inigo also appreciates the phone’s Hi-Fidelity audio chip which rocks above par mobile audio technology making music clearer and crisper to the ear.




Lastly, the beautiful Chienna Filomeno who models and acts at a young age of 20, was also a prolific cosplayer for popular anime characters such as Tsumug Kotobuki, earning her a great number of Instagram following. Started cosplaying at 2008 Chienna attended the popular cosplay festival Ozine Fest—her first where she came as Sakura Haruno from popular anime series Naruto Shippuuden. Currently, Chienna makes television appearances as noontime show Showtime host apart from learning to DJ. An influential young celebrity, Vivo chose Chienna to represent its brand to the hip and young crowd.

Chienna’s popularity on social media is continuing to rise with 1.3 million Instagram followers, over 200,000 fans on Facebook and more than 300,000 following on Twitter. Chienna’s vast Instagram followers can be attributed to her gorgeous selfies, thanks to Vivo V7+’s 24Mp front camera and Face Beauty feature which produces only the clearer portraits. The phone’s all-screen display is also something Chienna appreciates about the Vivo V7+ as it allows her to appreciate her photos better.


For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at www.vivo.com/ph or check out their Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/VivoPhil), Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vivophil/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/vivo_phil) accounts

Hone your Make up Skills at Center for Aesthetic Studies (CAS)




As the renowned fashion icon Calvin Klein once said, “the best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.” This underscores the reality that looking your best does not “just happen.” Indeed, even professional models, actresses, and beauty professionals have time and tested makeup methods that took years to master and apply.


“While makeup is considered an artform, there is a very precise technical methodology behind it,” noted celebrity makeup artist Jigs Mayuga. “An eye for beauty and aesthetic detail must be equally balanced with specialized skills and proficiency.”

Through his work at the Center for Aesthetic Studies (CAS), Mayuga aims to impart these skills to aspiring makeup artists. Since 2004, CAS has steadily built its reputation as one of the leading schools for professional makeup artistry in the Philippines. Mayuga is a proud graduate of the institute, and currently joins an impressive roster of professors teaching there.


“The entire CAS recently enhanced its full operations, including its corporate structure, student relations and support systems, faculty members, and an upgraded curriculum,” Mayuga emphasized. “At present, we have the top experts in their respective fields teaching comprehensive programs involving the hair, skin, nails, and face. If you want to turn your passion into a career, then CAS is definitely the right place to be,” he concluded. 

The Center for Aesthetic Studies is located at Unit 103 Midland Office Condominium Bldg. 109 Gamboa Legaspi Village, Makati. You may also visit their website at cas.com.ph, or follow them on Facebook (centerforaestheticstudiesph) and Instagram (centerforaestheticstudies) [] 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

OSCAR BEST PICTURE NOMINEE “THE POST” IN PH CINEMAS FEB 24


Fresh from receiving a Best Picture nomination in the 90th Academy Awards, Universal Pictures' timely thriller The Post is headed to Philippine cinemas on February 24, a week before the actual Oscars.


Marking their historic, first-ever on-screen collaboration, Steven Spielberg directs Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in The Post, a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post’s Katharine Graham (Streep), the first female publisher of a major American newspaper, and editor Ben Bradlee (Hanks), as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents.




The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers – and their very freedom – to help bring long-buried truths to light.


Throughout American history, there have been catalytic moments in which ordinary citizens must decide whether to put everything on the line–livelihoods, reputations, status, even freedom—to do what they believe to be right and necessary to protect the Constitution and defend American freedom.


With The Post, multiple-Academy-Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg excavates one such moment. The result is a high-wire drama based on the true events that unfolded when The Washington Post and The New York Times formed a pragmatic alliance in the wake of The Times’ incendiary exposure of the Top Secret study that would become known to the world as the Pentagon Papers.



Though scooped by The New York Times, The Washington Post takes up the story that has brought legal threats and the power of the White House down on The Times—as huge personal stakes collide with the needs of a shocked nation to know what its government is hiding.


In the balance might hang the fate of millions, including thousands of U.S. soldiers fighting a war their government does not believe can be won. In just a few days of crisis, pioneering but inexperienced Post publisher Katharine Graham will weigh her legacy against her conscience as she gains the confidence to lead; and editor Ben Bradlee must press his team to go beyond the ordinary, knowing they could be charged with treason for carrying out their jobs.


But as they do, the underdogs at The Post become unified in a battle far larger than themselves—a battle for their colleagues and the Constitution—one that underscores the necessity of a free press to hold a democracy’s leaders accountable, even as it challenges Graham and Bradlee to their most private inner cores.


Throughout his career, Spielberg has been drawn to visiting moments on which historical transformations turn in films ranging from Empire of the Sun and Schindler’s List to Munich, Lincoln and Bridge of Spies.


The Post turns Spielberg’s lens for the very first time on 1970s America, the same era in which he first became one of America’s eminent filmmaking voices. Its relentlessly brisk narrative is a story of personal connections and courage, but it also brings Spielberg into the world of newspaper reporting at a critical moment for the nation and the world, a realm on the cusp of change with the rising power of women and the coming of corporatization.


Most of all, the story provides a riveting context for a timeless dilemma: when must one speak out to expose a grave national danger even knowing the stakes are unfathomably high?


The Post is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.



Amaia Steps Capitol Central rolls out the welcome mat to its new homeowners at the start of 2018




2018 turned out to be auspicious for legions of Filipino families when top-of-mind affordable real estate provider Amaia Land welcomed them to their new homes in Amaia Steps Capitol Central in Bacolod.

Amaia Land successfully turned over 37 units at Capitol Central’s North Building to the first batch of eligible homeowners, indicating that a total of 99 percent of units have been sold.





Ms. Grace Guinto of Amaia Land affirmed that for Fiipinos who had looked forward to reaping the fruits of their hard work, moving into their dream homes was the most fitting way to ring in the new year. This inspired Amaia Land to bolster its commitment in providing more quality and affordable homes to even more Filipino families in 2018.

“A brand-new year in brand-new homes signifies new beginnings in the lives of these families. We at Amaia Land are just happy to have helped make 2018 quite special for our new residents who are finally in a place they can truly call their own,” Guinto said.

“We are excitedly anticipating what the year ahead has in store for us. As early as now, we can confidently say that things are really looking good, with this turnover at Amaia Steps Capitol Central to show it. More than ever, too, this pushes us to fulfill our promise of uplifting the quality of living among aspiring Filipino  homeowners,” Guinto added.



Located at San Juan Street, Brgy. 8, in Bacolod City, Amaia Steps Capitol Central gives its residents a fine view of the cityscape and the wide-open spaces surrounding as well as access to lifestyle amenities soon such as a swimming pool, a play area for kids, a landscaped garden, and a multipurpose hall.

Residents also have access to Capitol Central’s main park, Seda Hotel, the Ayala Mall that will soon rise in the area, assorted retail shops found within the property and as soon as construction is completed, an imposing establishment in the vicinity—Capitol Central Corporate Center.

Those who are interested to acquire homes in Amaia Steps Capitol Central may choose from well-designed studios, de luxe, and premier units, some of which have balconies that afford them a picturesque view of the metropolis in its 2nd building which is now 59% sold

For inquiries about Amaia Steps Capitol Central, check out www.amaialand.com or like www.facebook.com/AmaiaLand.



Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Steve Austin Returns with a Tougher Ranch



If you’re a fan of Steve “Ice Cold” Austin and his killer challenges, then you’re in luck! KIX, the ultimate destination for action entertainment in Asia, proudly brings you the fifth season of the action packed show, Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge.

Each episode of Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge brings a group of eight contestants, four men and four women, to the "Broken Skull Ranch" to compete in a series of physical challenges, unlike any other.  

This season, a new set of America’s toughest individuals get ready to face an even tougher ranch. Each week, world-renowned athletes and everyday heroes battle against each other — and the desert heat — in a series of intense challenges.   After the elimination rounds, the two of the toughest challengers will take on each other in “The Pit.”  Only one will advance to the dreaded “Skullbuster,” personally designed by Austin.   In the “Skullbuster,” the challenger goes head to head with the Broken Skull Challenge defending champion in the hopes of winning $10,000.


Witness the epic showdowns and the unwavering determinations of the challengers.  Who will make it to the Skullbuster?  Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge premiers January 26, with new episodes every Friday at 9 PM only at your ultimate action destination, KIX!

KIX is available on (Cablelink Ch. 31, Cignal TV Ch. 264, Destiny Cable Ch. 10, Gsat Ch. 117, and SKYcable SD Ch. 63 and HD Ch. 242).  For more information, you can log on to www.KIX-TV.com.

Samsung partners with Grab for an immersing ride of your life

Filipinos spend a lot of time stuck in traffic. With not much left to do but sit and wait—especially during rush hour—commuters are forced...