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Monday, September 29, 2014

Filipino Investors Optimistic On Pensions ...


... but based on some risky assumptions – Manulife Survey

The majority of Filipino investors are satisfied with their government pension – but that sentiment is based on specific assumptions and a cash-dominant approach to retirement working out, according to the latest Manulife Investor Sentiment Index.*

Two-thirds of respondents said that they are confident that their government pension would be enough to meet their needs upon retirement – the highest level of all surveyed markets. In contrast, across all surveyed markets the proportion of confident investors was less than 40 percent, and as low as one-in-ten in some markets.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Introducing Tupperware Eco Bottles


Drinking more than eight glasses of water a day is already good for hydrating your system but adding a few ingredients can do more, helping to flush out harmful toxins in your body. From rejuvenating the skin to preventing high blood pressure and liver-related disease, the benefits of taking your daily dose of detox water are endless and can only be for your own good!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Denim Is The New Black

Denim has always been a popular choice of fashionistas around the globe. Jeans, in all their body-contouring comfort, has become more popular throughout the fashion world since today’s tastemakers wear this wardrobe staple to suit their own style. Whether dark-washed or cut off, distressed to tailored, these chic celebs know how to do denim. Get inspired by their blue jean looks in their favorite Joe’s Jeans.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Smart's Talk 'N Text "PisoNet"


Innovative platform enables telco to offer most affordable mobile data service for just P1

A breakthrough mobile data platform developed by Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), the undisputed leader in mobile, will soon enable its subscribers to access the Internet on their mobile phones for as low as P1, the most affordable mobile Internet service to date.

Dubbed “PisoNet,” Smart’s new mobile Internet offer will be initially available to Talk ’N Text (TNT) subscribers and shall allow access to all apps and websites on mobile phones for only P1 per 10 minutes, with the exception of video streaming sites and file-sharing activities.

Monday, September 22, 2014

NU Pep Squad Donates Prize To SM Cares For Yolanda Survivors

The National University (NU) Pep Squad donated a portion of the cash prize they got after bagging the 77th UAAP Cheerdance Champion Title last week. During the thanksgiving celebration at the NU gymnasium, the Pep Squad champions showcased their winning number to both students, faculty and the SM executives who personally went to the university to meet the champions.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Ipanema's Selfeet Sunday

Filipinos love to selfie and what's a nice contest to join in than take pictures of yourself, right? In line with this, Ipanema, the chic Brazilian flip flop brand launches #IpanemaSelfeet.

This is a call for fashionistas to capture their memorable selfeet with their favorite pair of Ipanema.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

BOOK: K to12 R.A. 10533 And Relevant Education Policies

The introduction of the K to 12 or R.A. 10533 Education System in the Philippine schools last SY 2012-2013 has met a lot of opposition from both parents and teachers. The first and foremost concern especially for parents were the additional cost of sending their children to school for another two years after completing 4th year high school (grade 10). As for the teachers, it meant added teaching load and new lessons that will comply with the changes for the new education system.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sun Postpaid And Its Affordable Wearable Techs


Wearable technology is no doubt gaining popularity. Usage of wearables like smart watches and fitness bands, have been rising, especially in the U.S., where consumer interest has surged significantly.

In Nielsen’s “Connected Life Report,” released early this year and covering the US market, an overwhelming 70 percent of respondents said that they have heard about the technology, and 50 percent of them said they are likely to purchase wearables in the future.

While Nielsen indicated that only 1 out of 6 respondents are actual owners of wearables, the future is still bright for mass consumption of the devices, because of the convenience it offers and the personal features that connect to the user’s essential needs. Its only main drawback: the current wearable gadgets’ steep price.

If these wearables become more affordable, aside from making their current designs become more fashionable, then buyers of such gadgets as smart watches and fitness bands will increase, the Nielsen report recommended.

This holds true in price-sensitive markets such as the Philippines, wherein value is of the essence, especially in mobile phone service bundles. Initially, local mobile phone operators have offered wearables through high-end, premium plans. Now, Sun Cellular brings this technology within everyone’s reach.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

FICTION: Lunches And Stilettos

by Viva Manilena

So after dropping off a screaming Caitlin to her pre-school class, I found myself re-applying my makeup while waiting for Teena. A quick look at my Philip Stein confirms that she's running late for the nth time, which is not really bad because who arrives on time anyway. I learned that from Teena, by the way. 

The children's happy voices drowns the teacher's plea to have some quiet moment so that they can begin the lesson. I find that amusing as I watch behind the pillar outside the classroom. Caitlin's voice was one of the loudest. A trace of a smile form around my lips as I recall the scene earlier when she told me that she hates school. She hates her classmates. She hates her teacher. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dial Coco: The Natural Way To Nourish


Have you ever experienced having dry skin because your soap or body wash was just too strong for your skin? Or have you ever felt icky and sticky after putting on lotion just to get your skin moisturized?
Having too much chemicals on your skin may not be the right way to take care of it. Being the most visible organ of the body, you need to take extra care of it. So, whether you have skin that is as tough as leather, or as sensitive as a baby’s, the proper care on your skin is important since it is always exposed to harmful elements that may damage and spell illness to your skin.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Rexona Run To Your Beat 2014

On October 26, 2014, the most popular running event of the year entitled Rexona: Run To Your Beat is happening once more and this time with pulsating beats and scintillating visuals that will push you to go further into a running euphoria.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Lactacyd Gives Every Woman A Unique Care

Lactacyd is the most trusted brand when it comes to feminine care. In addition to preventing irritation, odor, itching and other discomforts, practicing proper hygiene is also an effective prevention against infections.  Understanding that these hygienic necessities are unique, sensitive and special in their own ways, Lactacyd, the feminine hygiene expert, gives a more “personalized” approach to intimate care with its new range of benefit-enriched solutions.

And with its 25 years of experience in feminine cre, Lactacyd and Ms. Anne Curtis, Lactacyd's Brand Ambassador since 2012 unveils Lactacyd's Five choices of feminine care for the modern woman. 

ART EXHIBIT: Scattered Nebulae At Chef Jessie Rockwell Club

            This whole month of September ‘Scattered Nebulae,’ an art exhibit by dermatologist cum artist Dr. Monina Macam is on show at Chef Jessie Rockwell Club, Amorsolo Square, Rockwell Center, Makati City.
            This is the third exhibit by Macam whose first two series Flowers in Bloom Part 1 and Part 2 depicted flora not in their natural form but with distortions in vivid colors.
            This time, in Scattered Nebulae, the form is completely removed with free, energetic strokes and drips running across the canvas drenched in bold dramatic shades.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Uratex Teams Up With The Adorable Team Kramer

It is not unusual for Filipino families to sleep in one big bed. Aside from having a restful sleep, the bed also becomes a spot on which family bonding activities happen such as watching TV together, playing board games, sharing stories and the likes.

Uratex, the leading expert when it comes to foam manufacturing in the country highlighted this last September 4, 2014 when they showcased their newest design of comfortable and durable beds at SM Home in SM Megamall.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Something For Men


Grooming tips for the modern man: a wet shave for a wet season
Get the extra moisture your skin needs with a refreshing wet shave from the Philips AquaTouch

The rainy season is here to stay. And with excess humidity in the air, your skin needs a little extra moisture to prevent it from drying up. For men, this makes a wet shave an everyday grooming necessity during this time of the year.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Eco Bag Art Exhibit At SM Aura Premier

Last September 5, 2014, LOWE Philippines in cooperation with SM Aura Premier formally opened the "Eco Bag" Artworks at the mall's atrium. The murals are part of an award-winning campaign by LOWE Philippines which already gained recognitions from various advertising awards that includes two Cannes Lions.  The murals has also been shortlisted for the Clio Awards.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Breeze Removes 1 Million Stains In 1 Laba Day

1 Laba Day is a simultaneous event by Breeze in selected cities across the Philippines which includes Metro Manila, Batangas, Pangasinan, Cebu and Davao. The event aims to remove 1 million stains on its first-ever 1 Laba Day Challenge.

This laundry event is a treat to moms all over the country to have a chance for a special day off. There are a lot of fun activities and surprises in store for the mommies.

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