Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Unica Hija brings the Philippine Fashion week into next level, as it’s showcased the newest collection for the modern Filipina. 

Sarah Geronimo welcomed the guests with her fabulous walk and charm.

Meet the newest endorser, Charo Ronquillo; Ford Supermodels “Supermodel of the World”.

Smart Casual meets Fashionably Mod

Sarah Geronimo and Charo Ronquillo

Exude style and sophistication with Unica Hija’s latest line-up of dresses, tops and bottoms. A collection of modernized tent of shapes and updated silhouette, embellished with elegant color blocks, delicate lace trims and a combination of cool pastels accentuated by pops of bright colors.

From street stylish to casual cool, show off your feminine charm with Unica Hija’s newest wear-anywhere fashion.

Unica Hija is available in all SM Department stores and Unica Hija boutique at Glorietta 5, SM North Edsa, Market Market. For more stores and update visit UNICA HIJA at fb page.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

"Born to Love You" on May 30

Star Cinema, is introducing another love team --- Coco Martin and Angeline Quinto. In a love story calculated to pinch the hearts of movie fans, in its forthcoming movie, “Born to Love you”. 

In continuation of its 19th Anniversary, Star Cinema together with Cinemedia proudly bring the newest romantic movie “Bprn to Love you”! Starring Coco Martin in his first light romance movie role and Angeline Quinto in her first-ever movie, the film is directed by first-time movie director Jerome Pobocan, director of top-rating past teleseryes like May Bukas Pa, Ikaw ay Pag-ibig and Mara Clara among others. With this, “Born to Love you” is definitely a big movie with many firsts!

Coco and Angeline play Rex and Joey respectively. Rex is photographer who struggled his way just to survive. He comes from a broken family and practically grew up by his lonesome. Joey is a tourist guide in search of her true father. She comes from a poor family who also struggles with the day by day realities of life. “Born to Love you” is more than just a love story of the two lead characters who affect each other’s lives as they fell in love but it also celebrates the beauty of life, love, relationship and existence.
The movie will have its Grand Red Carpet premiere night on May 29, 2012 at the SM Megamall Cinema 9 at 6pm. It also stars Albert Martinez, Eula Valdez, Tonton Gutierrez, Al Tantay, and Malou de Guzman.

“Born to Love you” opens in over 100 theaters nationwide on May 30.
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“SkinWhite and Nuffnang bring you Snow White and the Huntsman,

Being the princess in the eyes of my prince charming is very simple with the help of newest Skin White.  It helps my skin to achieve the beautiful blush; its also giving me the enough advantage for my skin to glow that will make my prince stare at me. 
Skin White enhances skin color and suppleness. Its also protect my skin from UVA rays, that known to be harmful to my skin because they slow down my body's ability to repair damaged skin cells and clear dead ones. Pollution is also a major cause of acne and dull skin tone. And I thanks Skin White for this kind of protection. 

Here's how Synchrowhite action works for KIM Chui

The most important is SkinWhite has SYNCHROWHITE ACTION that works in FOUR ways all at the same time these are;

WHITENS the skin's surface
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NOURISHES skin with Vitamins
PROTECTS skin against toxins and UV rays

To know more about Skin White products visit SKINWHITE

Friday, May 18, 2012

Enjoy a summer of shopping with ACCESSORIZE!

Calling all fans of gorgeous accessories: the best of summer is yet to come!

Accessorize's celebrating style, Accessorize is celebrating the summer sun and most of all they're celebrating you and your fabulous, hardworking selves.

Celebrate your success with Accessorize Payday Specials! Every payday weekend from May 18 to July 1, Buy 1 lovely piece and Get the 2nd at 50% off, buy a 3rd and get it for 70% off.  

It’s time to get creative and have loads of fun with your look!

Accessorize talking about a hint of quirky British ness, print clashes, delicious pastel bursts of vintage-feel color, geometric and stripes, stunning Navajo and Aztec influences as well as the prettiest hints of retro glamour.

Summer is truly the time to go for it, which is why you’ll love our amazing range of stunning bags, including handy weekenders, the cutest satchels and the coolest totes. There are necklaces and bracelets galore, too, from ultra-cool statement pieces to charming heritage styles. They’re also slightly obsessed with bow details this season, ooh and you’ll definitely heart our range of sunniest, which come in loads of lovely colours and patterns. And then there are pretty sandals and brilliant hats and… like they said, way too many delicious treats. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Bambu at the heart of Bonifacio High Street!!

BAMBU, the home of the famous Brazilian footwear brands, Ipanema, Grendha and Rider, has added yet another store in the Metro. Last May 8, 2012, spearheaded by Mr. Patxi Elizalde, owner and president of BAMBU Ventures, Inc., BAMBU Store at B-3 Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City officially opened. Gracing its first day of operation are Kapamilya hunk Enchong Dee, PMAP President, Phoemela Baranda and Model Ornussa Cadness. Prominent businessmen and their families were also spotted shopping later that day.

Visit BAMBU at Bonifacio High Street, B3 from May 8 - June 9, 2012 and buy a pair of Ipanema flip Flops to avail of their Spoil You, Spoil You Some More promo.

Enchong Dee

Other BAMBU stores are located at Glorietta, TriNoma, Marquee Mall, Abreeza and Harbor Point.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Kraft Foods wins Global CSR Award ‘Go Green’ Program Recognized for Saving Water and Energy

‘Go Green,’ Kraft Foods Philippines’ (KFP) program to help save water and energy and reduce carbon emissions was given the Gold Award for Environmental Excellence at the 4th Global CSR Awards 2012

Kraft Foods Philippines’ Gold Award for Environmental Excellence was handed by Hon. Mayor John Yap of Malay, Aklan (center) and Atty. Michael Frederick Musngi (right) Undersecretary for Special Concerns of the Office of the Executive Secretary, The Office of the President of The Philippines, to the Company’s Communications Officer Caitlin P. Punzalan (left) during the 4th Global CSR Awards. 

Held April 19, 2012 in Boracay, the Global CSR Awards prides itself as Asia's most prestigious recognition awards program for corporate social responsibility (CSR). The Awards Program is organized by The Pinnacle Group International based in Singapore and recognizes companies for outstanding programs, which demonstrate ongoing commitment to respect for individuals, communities and the environment in the way they do business. 

This is the 5th award that Kraft Foods has received for its ‘Go Green’ program in two years. Kraft Foods aims to help in the preservation of the environment by ensuring that reducing, recovering and recycling precious resources is part of its business. ‘Go Green’ is aimed at reducing Kraft Foods’ use of water and energy and lessening its carbon emissions. One way which Kraft Foods helps Mother Earth through ‘Go Green’ is the recent upgrading of its water recycling facility.

In March of this year, Kraft Foods inaugurated its improved water recycling facility for its Sucat, Parañaque manufacturing plant. This upgraded facility utilizes reverse osmosis and ultraviolet light to treat the water that Kraft Foods uses in its production activities.  
To ‘treat’ means to remove impurities the water has acquired through use. The goal of treating is to ensure that the water returns as close as possible to its natural state. By treating the water it has already used, Kraft Foods is able to use less fresh water and help in preserving this natural resource. 

“I am personally very pleased to share that with this improvement initiative, Kraft Foods will be able to make a significant reduction to its water consumption,” says Sudip Mall, Kraft Foods Philippines’ General Manager. The amount of water that Kraft Foods hopes to reduce with this new facility is equivalent to filling up 4 Olympic-sized swimming pools or 581,000 5-gallon containers of water! 

Inauguration improved water recycling facility for its Sucat, Parañaque Plant.

He continues, “Our programs like ‘Go Green,’ don’t just make sense for our business. We also work to protect resources for future generations. I would like to add that it is truly remarkable the way our employees have relentlessly focused on driving our environmental initiatives, of which this facility is an example. We are very proud of the award bestowed upon us and this new phase of our program for the planet’s betterment.”  
Making every drop reusable. For many years, Kraft Foods has had a wastewater recycling program inside its plant. Before, the water the Company treats was used only for watering plants or other maintenance tasks. This new facility ensures the treated water can be used for much more. 

This is because this specific process ensures that the treated water meets the high quality standards that Kraft Foods needs for its manufacturing activities. Instead of using fresh water to clean inside its production area, the treated water is now used instead.  

“We have been a community partner of Parañaque for almost 50 years, since our plant opened in 1963,” shares KFP’s Operations Director Gautam Pal. “This improved water recycling facility is another way of helping our community. By using less water, and using it smartly, we are able to contribute to our community’s efforts to save our water resources.”  

In the future, Kraft Foods is looking at installing biomass boilers, or those, which use alternative energy sources, to reduce its carbon footprint even more. To find out the other ways Kraft Foods makes today delicious, visit

Thursday, May 10, 2012

LOAD AND SHOP: Globe and SM Advantage team up for a rewarding customer experience

Are you a Globe subscriber who regularly earns points from loading prepaid credits on your mobile phone? Do you also happen to be an SM Advantage Card holder who receives points from your purchases in SM Malls and its affiliate stores? If your answers are yes, then you’re in for a rewarding shopping experience made possible by industry bigwigs Globe Telecom and SM. 

With the customer loyalty programs My Rewards, My Globe, TM Astig Rewards and SM Advantage, Globe and TM subscribers can now instantly convert their Globe and TM rewards points to SM Advantage points, making SM Department Stores, Supermarkets and other affiliated retail establishments their expanded rewards catalog.  

The points can then be used to redeem practically anything sold at any SM Department Store, SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket, Save More and other SM retail establishments like Ace Hardware, Baby Company, Forever 21, Kultura, Our Home, Toy Kingdom, Watsons, among many others. 

The offer is available to Globe and TM subscribers who are also members of SM’s loyalty program SM Advantage. SM Advantage points are earned by spending at SM Department Store, SM Supermarket, SM Hypermarket and other partner establishments. Aside from rewards points, SM Advantage also offers numerous members-only privileges such as exclusive sales, discounts and freebies inside and outside SM Malls.

From left are Iya Quintana, Senior Sales and Marketing Manager, Marketing Convergence, Inc.; Rey Maclang, Senior AVP for Sales and Marketing, Marketing Convergence, Inc.; Baldwin Golangco, President, Marketing Convergence, Inc.; Ernest Cu, President and CEO, Globe Telecom; Peter Bithos, Senior Advisor for Consumer Business, Globe Telecom; and Jay Beltran, Head for Customer Lifecycle Management, Globe Telecom. 

 “At Globe, we continually try to find ways to delight our customers and our partnership with SM Advantage gives our subscribers more ways to use their hard-earned points and claim rewards via shopping treats,” said Jay Beltran, Head of Customer Lifecycle Management at Globe. “Globe and SM teamed up for this project to give our subscribers the most value for their money. While shoppers get SM Advantage points from their purchase, Globe offers relevant rewards they could avail at minimal points needed.”

To convert Globe or TM rewards points to SM Advantage points, simply text REDEEM<space>ITEM CODE<space>SM Advantage Card Number and send to 4438. To get the list of SMAC item codes, text ITEMS to 4438.

In 2010, Globe launched the industry’s biggest loyalty programs, MyRewards MyGlobe and TM Astig Rewards. Both loyalty programs allow both postpaid and prepaid subscribers to earn points based on how much they load and how long they keep their Globe and TM SIMs active. Backed by sustained participation and positive feedback from subscribers, MyRewards MyGlobe and TM Astig Rewards continue to innovate and evolve to become two of the biggest loyalty programs in the country. To date, over 12 million Globe subscribers have been actively using their points to redeem rewards. 

Know more about how you can enjoy exciting rewards by staying Globe-connected by visiting  Globe Rewards

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Mother's Day Sale at SM San Lazaro

There are more ways to celebrate Mother's Day Season. SM San Lazaro Department Store is having a month-long sale event for Mothers. 

It's the perfect time for you to shop your Mother's Day gift at SM San Lazaro Department. Enjoy the 50% discount from the participating brands. Shop now till May 31, 2012.

Another thing for you to enjoy shopping is Php100 worth of SM gift Pass (Free) if you purchase a minimum Php3000 worth of purchase at SM Department store. This promo is available only for the spirit of Mother’s Day from May 11-13 only.

Plus, a wide array of trendy, fashionable yet affordable wears for Mothers are
available as great gift-ideas for our dear Mom's.

"Truly that SM Department Store San Lazaro never fails to give a more rewarding shopping
Experience to their customer." says, Mr. Franz Manalo- Marketing Manager.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Palarong Pambansa 2012!!

The most awaited sporting event in the Philippines,   Palarong Pambansa 2012  bringing the best athletes in the country will happen at Pangasinan.

The  Palarong Pambansa 2012 will happen on May 6 - 12, 2012 in Lingayen, Pangasinan.  This event is the most interactive and digital in the history of Sport. There will be live streaming at the official website for the 17 sports. 

Let's support the Palarong Pambansa 2012!! Go Filipino!!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

One Language, One Frequency Breaking the Barriers of Speech for the Deaf

A breakthrough tool is set to integrate modern technology in helping the hearing-impaired live their already challenged lives with less difficulty.

It’s a given fact that the technological advancements of late are, to the hearing-impaired, rendered obsolete. With the Filipino deaf community amounting to an estimated three to four million, Telecommunications Service Network for the Deaf (TSND) steps up to introduce a groundbreaking technology that breaks the barriers of language through a convenient teleconference sign language interpreting service—the Video Relay Service (VRS).

Because the right to communicate is a crucial ability not many of us are blessed with, VRS is developed to give the deaf community equal access to communications. Its major components are specialized devices called the V-Pads and the trained sing language interpreter designated to provide assistance. A V-pad is a touch screen videophone with which a deaf user can ask for the help of a trained interpreter for specialized teleconferencing service that enables the deaf user to conveniently converse with virtually anyone in the country for free. With the aid of the VRS, deaf or hearing-impaired individuals can now sign a message and get real-time response in seconds.

Mr. George Taylor

Spearheaded by TSND Chairman George Taylor, the only Filipino deaf student to graduate with a BS degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering in DLSU Manila, VRS technology is set to defy disabilities related to hearing and speech. Throughout his lifetime of experience in getting involved with assessing the needs of hearing-impaired groups, Taylor now advocates for the widespread reach of the VRS technology in hopes of it leading to a multitude of prospects for the deaf community's benefit. 

With the deaf having equal access to communication, comes the inevitable outcome of exposure to employment opportunities, voting registrations, educational grants and more. “Being able to communicate and be understood are human entitlements that must not be denied,” shares Bagong Henerasyon party-list Representative Bernaddette Herrera-Dy, the congresswoman spearheading the campaign for the passing of the bill entitled, "Video Relay Service - House of Bill No. 5670."

Such mandate, when passed, requires the government to provide their full-support by having an additional legal subcharge on all telecommunications and telephone subscriber's bills to fund the development and implementation of the VRS systems, just as a host of other international governments did.

Without this the individual progresses of our deaf comrades are severely hindered. Just imagine how it feels to be blanketed in silence, reality moving past you, with only sign language to express and nary a soul to assist. With that established, VRS is the deaf community's beacon of hope that aims to shed light in pursuance of equal opportunities for technology, communication, and media accessibility.