March 21, 2015

Lazada PH Celebrates its Third Year Anniversary with a 3-Day Shopping Extravaganza

Lazada PH, a part of Lazada Group which operates Southeast Asia’s number one e commerce and selling destination, is celebrating its third anniversary this month with three days of sales from 24 to 26 March.

Lazada Group has seen rapid growth since its launch in March 2012. The company now has over 4,000 employees across the region and has raised approximately EUR 520 million in funding from leading sector specialists and investors including Temasek, Tesco, JP Morgan, Kinnevik and Rocket Internet, among others. 



In December 2014, Lazada Group’s GMV exceeded US$70 million, supported by the success of the month-long Online Revolution campaign which kicks off annually on 11 November. Its sites and mobile applications saw over 40 million unique visitors during the month of December. This performance is testament to the company’s focus on delivering an effortless, secure and reliable one-stop shopping experience for its customers.

Lazada Group’s growth is also a result of its rapid assortment expansion driven by its unique position to provide brands and merchants simple, fast and direct access to approximately 550 million consumers in six countries through one retail channel. The number of sellers on the marketplace platform, which now accounts for approximately 75% of overall sales, crossed 10,000 in December 2014.

Addressing the logistical challenges in the region, Lazada Group is investing heavily to develop its infrastructure. The company now has eight warehouses and a dedicated Lazada Express last mile delivery fleet with 50 hubs covering 80 cities. In addition, Lazada Group has partnered with 60 express transport and courier companies across the region to provide customers with quick and reliable delivery.

“We are delighted to be celebrating our third year of rapid growth this month. Looking ahead, Lazada will continue to focus on increasing its assortment range, expand our logistics infrastructure and payment solutions to further enhance the effortless shopping experience for our customers,” says Inanc Balci, Co-Founder and CEO of Lazada Philippines.

Lazada PH has been growing in line with the group and received 18 million visits in December 2014. By continuing to focus on developing the marketplace platform to support brands and merchants, the company reached more than 1,600 sellers by the end February 2015, who were supported by 1500 employees.

Following the success of the Online Revolution campaign last 2014 and the Mobile Power Sale last February 2015, consumers can expect more from the upcoming birthday sales from 24 to 26 March. Simply log on to www.lazada.com.ph and on the Lazada Mobile App to get a chance to be part of the biggest birthday extravaganza from Lazada PH.

Are you curious of what to expect during the 3-Day Birthday Shopping Extravaganza? Here are some hints:

  1. 3 Days of Flash Deals on exciting products from 8:00 AM until 8:00 PM
  2. Announcement of Discount Vouchers for the Night Shoppers (12:01 AM – 7:59 PM)
  3. Best-selling Items marked at its best prices
  4. Fun contests and games on the Lazada PH Facebook Fanpage
  5. Hot discounts and bundles available on the Lazada Mobile App


Inanc Balci added, “We thank our customers for their support and hope they will enjoy the birthday sale promotions as part of Lazada’s anniversary celebration.”

March 20, 2015

Game ON! Viber Games Now Live Worldwide! #ViberGames

I bet majority of smartphone users has a Viber app. Viber is a very useful app when it comes to sending message to your network of friends, co employees and family. Personally, I love using Viber, it helps me to be more creative and funny when sending messages to people I know using the sets of cool and funny stickers/emojis. Today, Viber is adding a new feature for us, the Viber Games! Viber Pop, Wild Luck Casino and Candy Mania. 

Viber, the leading OTT mobile communications platform, offering free messaging, HD-quality phone and video calls, recently launched Viber Games, a major expansion to the app. Viber has partnered with leading game developers to bring unique gaming experiences to the platform featuring Viber characters and exclusive content. Initially released in Belarus, Malaysia, Israel, Singapore and the Ukraine late last year, Viber Games is now available worldwide.


Viber Games

The launch line-up features Viber Candy Mania and Viber Pop from leading mobile game network Storm8 and Wild Luck Casino from leading casual games developer, Playtika.The games were built using a new private API that allows users to sign in with their Viber ID to connect with their friends and contacts on Viber, send them gifts and brag about their achievements. Additionally, users will be able to send game invites via Viber, and see what games their friends are currently playing.

Games will take on the Viber brand look and feel, and feature many of the characters that have already become popular staples of Viber’s Sticker Market. The games will be promoted in the Games section on Viber and will be free to download via Google Play and the App Store. Access to additional features will be available via in-app purchases.


Viber Games

“Viber Games is the latest feature in our on going enhancement of the Viber platform,” said Michael Shmilov,Viber’s COO. “Whether users are bragging about their achievements, sending gifts or simply checking out what their friends are playing,Viber Games is another engaging way for people to connect within the app.”

“As a pioneering leader in mobile social games, we’re committed to partnering with companies that expand our reach and provide innovative player experiences,” said Terence Fung, Storm8 Chief Strategy Officer. “We’re delighted to be a launch partner for Viber Games, debuting two new Storm8 titles that bring to life Viber’s popular characters and offer anew level of social interaction among friends.”

“This partnership opens up a new channel for Playtika to introduce our world-renowned social slots to Viber users via a new game we developed specifically for Viber - Wild Luck Casino,” said Elad Kushnir, VP of Business Development at Playtika. “We are excited to take advantage of Viber’s existing communication channels to add another layer to the game experience.”

Three games are currently available,with more to follow in the coming months:

Viber Candy Mania by Storm8– Sweeten your day with a delightful new game! Follow Viber’s popular sticker characters Violet and Legcat through the levels, as you match and collect candies in this sugar-filled puzzle adventure.


Viber Candy Mania

Viber Pop by Storm8– The best bubble puzzle adventure game yet! Defeat the Evil Bubble Wizard and rescue little buddies. And, for the first time ever, you can play with your favorite Viber character, Legcat! 


Viber Pop

Wild Luck Casino by Playtika–From the makers of Slotomania, an authentic slots experience is at your fingertips with an exciting range of games to choose from. Play with your friends to win free coins and prizes, then share the good vibes by sending gifts.   


Wild Luck Casino

Viber Games Features Summary:
  • Gift sending: Send gifts to your Viber friends; receive rewards for the more gifts you send
  • Leaderboards: See how your scores stack up versus your Viber friends'
  • Invite friends: Invite your Viber friends to download the games to play with you
  • Bragging: Tell your friends when you beat their high scores
  • Friend progression: See what levels your friends have reached in the game
  • See what games your friends are currently playing.
For more updates visit Viber on:

www.facebook.com/viberph
www.twitter.com/viberph
www.instagram.com/viberph

March 18, 2015

Camping Gears: CDR King Goes Camping with You

I can officially say that summer is here and countless fun activities are in the plan.

One summer activities for boys is camping, gears for this activity tend to be expensive. CDR King solves this problem by providing affordable camping gears  that will not break your budget.


Here are some camping gears which you will find in their stores:


50MM Refractor Telescope with Adjustable Tripod

Dual Power Solar Rechargeable Lantern with LED Torchlight and Nightlisght

Digital Ultrasonic Distance Measurer

100W Solar Panel


Visit CDR King for their complete list of products or follow them on Facebook for more new items and promo updates.

March 14, 2015

Adidas Brand Sale 2015

Get up to 50% discount  at Adidas Brand Sale from March 16-22, 2015 (8:00AM - 7:00PM) happening at the UP Balay Kalinaw, UP Diliman. 

Take advantage on all the Adidas items: shoes, bags, accessories and apparels.  


Save the date guys!


March 13, 2015

Endless fun under the Philippine Sun #DermplusSunblock

I can officially say its summer because of the scorching heat from the sun but who doesn't love a little fun in the sun? The beach can be a perfect way to spend the day and get some summer moments with your loved ones. Summer means sun, shorts, sandals, bathing suits, and bronzed skin. But with beach hair and shorter hemlines comes the dangers that not only instigate the probability of skin cancer, but the aging process as well. Sun exposure is, essentially, subjecting yourself to sun damage – but in the same note, avoiding the outdoors altogether is both impractical and nearly impossible.


Dermplus Moisturizing Sunblock is the answer to your skin problems this summer. It is formulated with unbeatable UVA and UVB filters to protect your skin in the harsh ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Dermplus sunblock physically blocks and reflects light and it also helps heal skin damage caused by over-exposure to the sun.  Dermplus Sunblock is available in different SPFs like SPF 24 that is recommended for morena skin and for indoor use, SPF 35 for fair skin and SPF 80 and 130 for extreme outdoor activities. 


Dermplus Moisturizing Sunblock is available in all leading drugstores, supermarkets and department stores nationwide. 

For more information call 817 33 03 or like Dermplus on Facebook

March 11, 2015

First Glimpse on Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao Training

Check out Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao's first glimpse of his 8 day training as he showcases his speed in shadowboxing and the punching bag exercises. 

 Manny Pacman Pacquiao Training

Pacman will meet face-to-face with Mayweather on Thursday morning Manila time in their press conference before the fight week. 


(See related: Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao Scottish Accent)


A video posted by Manny Pacquiao (@emmanuelpacquiao) on


A video posted by Manny Pacquiao (@emmanuelpacquiao) on


A video posted by Manny Pacquiao (@emmanuelpacquiao) on


A video posted by Manny Pacquiao (@emmanuelpacquiao) on

The Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao - Floyd Mayweather super fight will be on May 2, 2015 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

AXN Asia’s Got Talent Premier Day Launch

Get ready for AXN's Asia's Got Talent because the stage is set and the thrills are about to begin. Debuting first on AXN on Thursday, 12 March at 8:05 PM with subsequent episodes airing in its regular Thursday 8:30 PM slot,the brand new series is the biggest talent competition in the world featuring some of the region’s most breath-taking, jaw-dropping and mind-blowing performing artists competing for the coveted winning title.

Asia’s Got Talent is the 63rd adaptation of the Guinness World Record-breaking hit “Got Talent” format, which was created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and is co-produced by Fremantle Media. The “Got Talent” format is officially the most successful reality TV format in history and currently airs in 186 countries.

Asia's Got Talent Judges

Each act competing in Asia’s Got Talent will have to win over at least 3 “Yeses” from the esteemed celebrity judging panel comprising 16 time Grammy-winning Canadian musician David Foster, UK pop sensation and former Spice Girl Melanie C., Indonesian rock icon Anggun, and Taiwanese-American pop idol and actor Van Ness Wu.

Watch out for the glittering “Golden Buzzer moments”, where each judge has one opportunity to send a brilliant act straight to the semi-finals at Marina Bay Sands.

Asia's Got Talent Judges
The four judges must select the most incredible and amazing performances from thousands of hopefuls from 15 territories across Asia. Those who make it to the semi-finals will contend with an even tougher judge, the home audience who will decide the winner of Asia’s Got Talent.

Prizes worth $100,000 USD are at stake, along with the opportunity to return and perform at the iconic Marina Bay Sands, Asia’s leading entertainment destination – where the semi-finals and finale are to be held.

Supporting the judges are Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez as hosts of Asia’s Got Talent. AXN audiences will remember the pair of friends as contestants of “The Amazing Race Asia Season 2” and hosts of the talk show “The Duke”.

Asia’s Got Talent spans 10 weekly episodes,including five audition episodes, three semi-finals, a finale episode and a results gala. In addition to enjoying the fantastic performances, audiences will get to know their favourite acts as Asia Got Talent tells the life stories behind some of the most colourful individuals and groups in the competition.

Asia’s Got Talent is proudly presented by Marina Bay Sands, Big Cola, Pantene, Caltex,Jetstar, and GrabTaxi.

Marina Bay Sands is a premier partner of Asia’s Got Talent. As Asia’s leading entertainment destination and crossroads for global celebrities, Marina Bay Sands provides opportunities for local talent to shine on the world’s stage.

BIG is the exclusive beverage partner of Asia’s Got Talent. With BIG Cola, ‘if you can dream it, you can do it’. Contestants and fans across Asia will be encouraged to ‘Think Big’ and ‘Dream Bigger’ in pursuit of their dreams.

Pantene, the exclusive haircare partner of Asia’s Got Talent, makes hair stronger inside and shinier outside, to enable contestants to shine and be the world’s number one talent.

Caltex is the exclusive petroleum partner of Asia’s Got Talent. Caltex delivers a hassle-free experience to get people back on their journey quickly, so they can have more time and energy to do whatever matters most to them. By being a part of “Asia’s Got Talent”, Caltex wants to celebrate key moments of the contestants’ journey to stardom, providing viewers the opportunity to enjoy the journey with them.

Jetstar is proud to be the official airline of the very first edition of “Asia’s Got Talent”. With more than 600 weekly flights to 22 destinations across 13 countries in Asia Pacific, Jetstar enables talent to fly further, connect with families and fulfil dreams.

GrabTaxi (also known as MyTeksi in Malaysia) is the official on-demand transit partner for Asia's Got Talent. From humble beginnings, we have grown to be the region's number one on-demand transit app with over 70,000 vehicles in 18 cities across 6 countries. As a local startup that is now on the global stage, we too want to support our fellow Asian stars by providing them and their fans with safe and convenient rides to go grab their dreams!

Brought to you in the Philippines by: KFC, Globe, and Cherifer.

AXN is a leader of regionally produced original content in Asia, with notable ratings successes including four seasons of the International  Emmy-nominated “The Amazing Race Asia”; the Asian Television Award-winning “Cash Cab Asia”; “The Apprentice Asia”; “Cyril: Rio Magic”; “Cyril’s Family Vacation: Hawaii Edition”; and the Asian Television Award-nominated “Cyril: Simply Magic”.

Catch Asia’s Got Talent debuts on 12 March 2015 at 8:05 PM. Subsequent episodes air on Thursdays at 8:30 PM first on AXN. www.AXNAsia.com/AsiasGotTalent

March 10, 2015

Turnover of Road Safety Teaching Aids for Public Elementary Schools in PH #FundacionMapfreInitiates

Spanish Ambassador to the Philippines, H.E. Luis Antonio Calvo, with DepEd Undersecretary of Programs and Projects Dina Ocampo, and Mapfre Insular president and CEO, Javier Warleta, initiated the turnover of Road Safety Teaching Aids for public elementary schools in the country, between FundacionMapfre and the Department of Education (DepEd).


The materials were given to improve the teaching-learning process in schools so that students may be aware of how to safely navigate Philippine roads, particularly the busy streets of the metro.

Soft copies of the program’s materials will be stored in the DepEd Portal to provide easier access for the teachers. 

Ultimately, the goal is to reach out to 47,000 schools nationwide—both in the elementary and secondary levels. On top of raising awareness among the youth, DepEd, Mapfre, and the Spanish Embassy would like to extend road safety consciousness to adults as well, since they are the members of society who use the roads more often.DepEd recognizes that changes will come faster if adults lead by example. As a start, teachers must be able to learn from the program and share it with their students and families.

The Spanish Ministry of Education and Embassy have worked closely with DepEd on special programs, and are thus very supportive of the project. The collaborators would like to emphasize safety as a way of life. They believe that values and health education are as important as traffic and car safety principles.

FundacionMapfre, the corporate social responsibility arm of MAPFRE S.A.,a leading Spanish insurance multinational company, operating in the Philippines through Mapfre Insular, has been working with the Department of Education since 2011, developing modules in two learning areas: AralingPanlipunan and EdukasyonsaPagpapakatao. Since then, road safety has been taught in at least two thousand schools nationwide. Beginning this March 2015, teaching aids will be distributed and used in schools.

About FundacionMapfre

MAPFRE Insular is a non-life insurance company offering general insurance for optimum financial protection and risk management. It provides insurance services on fire and allied lines, motor vehicle, personal accident, casualty, liability, engineering, marine cargo, surety, and micro insurance.Founded in 1934, MAPFRE Insular today ranks among the top five in the non-life insurance industry in terms of earned premiums, investment income, and net income. MAPFRE Insular is a part of the MAPFRE Sociedad Anonima, the largest insurance conglomerate in Spain. It is also the leading non-life insurance company in Latin America and the 6th largest non-life insurer in Europe. MAPFRE S.A. operates mainly in Spain and in over 47 countries worldwide. It has more than 23 million customers, insured vehicles, and millions of insured homes.

Official website: www.mapfre.com.ph
Visit https://www.facebook.com/MAPFREInsularInsurance for more update.



March 9, 2015

MUNI Market Day: Discover a Happier, Healthier and a more Sustainable Lifestyle #MuniMarketDay

Now on its 3rd run, MUNI Market Day continues to bring together mindful merchants and conscious consumers, this time on March 28,2015 from 9AM-5PM at Capitol Commons. True to its mission of providing not just an avenue for sellers, MUNI Market Day continues with its goals to educate guests on how to introduce healthier, more sustainable options into their lifestyle. 



Apart from feasting on wholesome food and buying local or eco-friendly products, interested attendees can sign up for workshops on Urban Farming by Bahay Kubo Organics, Plant-based Nutrition by The Superfood Grocer, Vegan / Gluten-Free Cooking by Jertie’s Kitchen, and Indoor Planting by The Green House Project. Also, one of the unique draws or highlights of MUNI Market Day is the selection of musicianswho bring a lot of good vibes throughout the event.

MUNI Market Day is brought to you by MUNI, a collaborative community that has been working to promote mindful living through events like this, meetups, forums, or other workshops, design collaborations, and content, which can be found on www.muni.com.ph, or their Muni PH Facebook page.



For more inquiries or possible collaborations, e-mail the Muni team at events.muni@gmail.com, or merchants.muni@gmail.com for interested merchants. 

For more information visit www.muni.com.ph/MuniMarketDay3.

Website: www.muni.com.ph
Facebook: www.facebook.com/muni.ph
Twitter: www.twitter.com/muni_ph
Instagram: www.instagram.com/muni_ph

March 7, 2015

Attitudes Apparel Seven Days Super Sale: Everything Half the Price! #SaleAlert

On March 13-19, 2015 Attitudes Apparel will have Seven Days Super Sale and they will give you everything half the price (50% OFF) on all corporate wear like longsleeves, polo shirts, blazers, collared shirts, blouses, pants, skirts, neck-tie and more.


Attitudes Apparel 7 Days Super Sale

Visit their outlet stores at:

1.Topy’s Place Calle Industria St Eastwood Bagumbayan, Quezon City (10AM – 7PM)
2.Sunshine Plaza Mall, FTI Complex, Taguig City (10am – 9pm)

Take advantage on their seven days super sale!

DTI-FTEB SPD Permit No. 3521 Series of 2015

About Attitudes Apparel

Attitudes Apparel is a retail and manufacturing of garments for different ready to wear fashion. They are known for their expertise in making corporate wear and accessories for men and women. For more than 25 years in the business they still continue to provide high quality of garments for corporate wear. 

They are also having our expansion and building up new stores where they can cater lifestyle apparel with their new store named “Lifestyle by Attitudes”. As of now they have branches at Riverbanks Mall Marikina, Magic Mall Urdaneta and soon to open to different other locations nationwide.

Official Website: http://www.attitudes.com.ph/

Follow Attitudes Apparel on their social media accounts for updates:

Attitudes Apparel
Facebook Page: Attitudes Apparel 
Twitter: @AttitudesA

Lifestyle by Attitudes
Facebook Page: Lifestyle by Attitudes
Twitter: @lifestyleAAI
Instagram: lifestylebyattitudes

March 6, 2015

Clara Benin Human Eyes Official Album Launch #CBxCB

This Saturday, March 7, 2015, join us as we wrap up Clara Benin's Coffee Shop Music Tour and celebrate the launch of her album, Human Eyes with special guests: Quest and The Ransom Collective


Clara Benin Human Eyes Official Album Launch

See you at 7pm at 26th St. Bistro, Net Lima in BGC!

#CBxCB


March 5, 2015

An Extended Trailer of The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Walt Disney Pictures and Marvel Studio releases a new extended trailer of The Avengers: Age of Ultron showcasing more scenes and clues about the whole story of the movie.


The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Check out the awesome trailer after the jump. I highly suggest that you see the whole trailer till the end! For sure, you'll be surprise.




You can also check out the character posters below which was released last week.

The Avengers Age of Ultron (Marvel Studios and  distributed by Walt Disney Pictures) will be in Philippine cinemas on April 22, 2015.


Black Widow and Captain America Movie Poster
Hawkeye and Hulk Movie Poster
Iron Man Movie Poster
Nick Fury and Thor Movie Poster




March 3, 2015

MTRCB Launches its 2015 TV and Film Infomercial

It's the 30th year of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).  To start the celebration of its anniversary, MTRCB formally launched its new infomercial on 23 February 2015 at 2:00 p.m., MTRCB Building.  Directed by renowned film and television director Jose Javier “Joey” Reyes, Jr., DGPI and conceptualized by Mr. Erlito “Lilit” Reyes, the infomercial features actors-spouses Ryan and Judy Ann Agoncillo in a typical morning situation at home.  In such scene, their depicted child picks up a word from a TV feature and asks the elders in the house what it means.


The infomercial aims to challenge parents and responsible adults to be aware of the media content our children are exposed to, and to be mindful of the MTRCB’s classification ratings.  Parents are also reminded that the primary duty in guiding their children as to the media the latter see still rests in them.



Details of the infomercial were discussed by Director Joey Reyes, Ryan and Judy Ann Agoncillo, Lilit Reyes and MTRCB Board Members Bibeth Orteza and Manet Dayrit, the latter being Co-Chairpersons of the Infomercial Committee.  


The launch was culminated by the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the TV Networks and theater operators to ensure showing of the infomercial and to continuously empower the general public towards discerning viewership and thus, among other objectives, inform parents as to the media and entertainment their children may see.  


The infomercial will be aired in all television networks and theaters nationwide starting 25 February 2015.


Reference: PEOPLE'S TONIGHT http://www.journal.com.ph/entertainment/showbiz/mtrcb-launches-2015-tv-and-film-infomercial

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