Sunday, December 22, 2019

RedDoorz Gives Underprivileged Kids Moments to Celebrate with 100 Open Doors Campaign

Virlanie Foundation kids and their guardians.

RedDoorz, Southeast Asia’s largest and fastest growing hotel chain, spread the joy of Christmas this year by giving children from marginalized communities from across the Philippines access to one-hundred rooms at various RedDoorz hotels, as part of its recently launched #MomentsToCelebrate holiday campaign.

Monday, December 16, 2019

OPPO to Spend USD $7B on R&D to Build Technology Leadership in Era of Intelligent Connectivity

Tony Chen, OPPO Founder and CEO, delivers a keynote speech on the future of intelligent connectivity.

OPPO recently held its OPPO INNO DAY 2019 in Shenzhen under the theme of Create Beyond Boundaries, revealing its insights and initiatives for the era of intelligent connectivity. 

Saturday, November 23, 2019

The Art That Is Rolls-Royce


It's all in the details. An embroidery featuring the bird of prey is befittingly lavished on Wraith, Rolls-Royce’s powerful, dynamic Grand Tourer.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Kasabay sa Lakbay, a Nostalgic Look at Petron's Service to Filipino Motorists

Fueling a Ford Everest Titanium at a Petron shrouded in fog. This gasoline station is a welcome sight to motorists in Sagada, Mountain Province, where refilling your almost empty gas tank is a challenge. 

Through more than 85 years, Petron has been an integral part of the Filipino narrative, through all the ups and downs and in the best and the worst times. Since 1933, it has remained resilient in the face of overwhelming challenges and rejoicing in the soaring successes of the Filipino nation.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Resorts World's Grand Fiesta Manila Offers Thrilling Shows and Staycation Promos This Christmas Season

Christmas is in the air at Resorts World Manila. (l-r) RWM President and CEO Kingson Sian; Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano; Hon. Pasay Representative Antonino Calixto; and CEO of Alliance Global Inc., and Head of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Kevin Andrew Tan, with Santa Claus during the Grand Fiesta Manila 2019 launch and Tree Lighting ceremony.

Christmas begins early at the country’s premier entertainment and lifestyle destination Resorts World Manila (RWM) with the launch of its annual Grand Fiesta Manila. 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

ONE Championship Masters of Fate Presents Filipino Fighters Battling on November 8, 2019 at the MOA Arena

The main event: Joshua Pacio vs. Rene Catalan. ONE Masters of Fate is slated on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the MOA Arena.

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held the ONE: MASTERS OF FATE Official Open Workout last Tuesday, 5 November at the Elorde Sports Center in Sucat, Paranaque City. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Toyota's November Price Knockdown, a Clear-out Sale Worth the Trip

PROMO: This month of November, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) brings back its inventory clear-out sale with the November Price Knockdown promo. 

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Unveiling of the Limited MINI 60 Years Edition Symbolizes Six Decades of Driving Fun

Unveiling the MINI 60 Years Edition with Autohub VP for Communications Owee Cruz and MINI General Manager Jeff Lizardo.

Commemorating six decades of passion and driving fun, MINI Philippines launched the MINI 60 Years Edition, an exclusive design model highlighting the British origins of MINI.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

The OPPO Reno2 Series Grand Launch in the Philippines, Announces Brand Ambassadors, Specs, Plans and Pricing

World-leading smartphone brand OPPO takes on today's emergence of video content creation as a creative outlet with the grand launch of the Reno2 Series in the Philippines, which includes both the Reno2 and the Reno2 F. 

Monday, October 14, 2019



Toyota Motor Philippines President Satoru Suzuki giving his opening remarks at Lian Mangrove Park, in Batangas

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) recently led 1,900 volunteers spread out across 35 locations nationwide for its very first “Start Your Impossible” National Coastal Clean-up and Mangrove Planting weekend.

Resorts World Manila’s October Fiesta Celebrates One Whole Month of Craft Beers and Grubs

Resorts World Manila kicks off its month-long October Fiesta celebrations with a two-day craft beer assembly featuring over 30 participants from the Philippine Craft Beer Community. In photo are RWM Corporate Communications Director Joee Guilas, RWM Chief Marketing Communications Sr. Director Gerald Magtoto, RWM Chief Integrated Marketing Officer Martin Paz, Manila Preneur Corp Managing Director Cherry Genato, and Craft Beer Association of the Philippines President Jun Flores III.

Resorts World Manila (RWM) continues to celebrate the annual October Fiesta revelry with more beer and appetizer matches at the Newport Mall. 

Friday, July 19, 2019

Galaw.Co Stages REALLY ALIVE, Immerse in the Journey of a Filipino Dance Artist

PJ Rebullida, REALLY ALIVE creator and choreographer.
Photo credit: @emjacinto from Excerpts of Alive shown at the Ballet Philippines Homecoming Program

Dance is an art requiring physical and mental strength, that goes beyond what we see on stage. 

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Own a Mercedes-Benz at Zero Down Payment

Here's a chance to own a Mercedes-Benz, take it while it is hot.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

GCash Forest App Launched in the Philippines, Eyes 365 Thousand Trees Planted in 365 Days

Ceremonial tree-planting participated by (from l-r), Chris Manguera Mynt Chief  Marketing Officer, Joel Palma World Wildlife Fund President and CEO, Anthony Thomas Mynt President and CEO, Titon Mitra UNDP Resident Representative to the Philippines, and Reyner Villasenor GCash Vice President for Corporate Communications, during the GCash Forest launch on June 25, 2019 at the Green Sun in Makati City.

Leading mobile wallet, GCash, recently launched an exciting “green” feature on the app called GCash Forest, which lets subscribers plant virtual trees that will have real-life counterparts. By the end of 365 days, GCash Forest aims to plant 365 thousand trees with the help of GCash subscribers.

Sunday, June 30, 2019





Friday, June 21, 2019

Globe At Home Unveils Air Fiber 5G, Connecting Filipinos with Affordable Plans

Ernest Cu, CEO of Globe Telecom checks the speed-test of the 5G air fiber at the launch of Globe At Home 5G on June 20, 2019 at Bonifacio Global City. 

The Philippines became the first country in Southeast Asia (SEA) to experience commercial fifth-generation (5G) fixed wireless broadband after Globe Telecom launched the Globe At Home Air Fiber 5G postpaid plans.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The 24th French Film Festival Opens this Week in the Philippines with English Sub-titles, Tickets at Php 150

A scene from the French movie "In Bed with Victoria". Photo credit: UniFrance.

The French Film Festival returns for its 24th edition in the Philippines to offer audiences an alternative form of cinema with a line-up of 15 contemporary French films that explore the depths of human relationships and the importance of family.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Toyota Gears Up for Vios Racing Festival 2019 in Clark on June 8, Opens Contest to the Public

All roads lead to Clark in Pampanga this weekend, as Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) continues the waku-doki of the Vios Racing Festival, taking the race back to its roots at the Clark International Speedway. 

Monday, June 3, 2019

MAXXIS Philippines Expands Motorcycle Tires Lineup with Five New Tread Patterns

PT MAXXIS International team joins AP Blue Whale Corporation, MAXXIS Tires' official distributor in the Philippines, during the launch of its newest lineup of motorcycle tires on May 29, 2019 at the Marriott Hotel in Pasay City.

Staying true to its promise of providing premier products that cater to every kind of customer, MAXXIS comes out with a fresh set of tires specially designed for braving both wet and dry weather. 

Friday, May 31, 2019

Toyota Hybrid Technology Conference Jump-starts Electric Mobility Lifestyle in the Philippines

The Toyota Prius Hybrid-Electric Car cut-out display at the Toyota Hybrid Technology Conference held on May 29, 2019 at the Grand Hyatt Manila, Bonifacio Global City.

Hybrid-electric mobility will change our lives. The fact is, it has been here for the past 10 years when Toyota hybrid-electric-vehicles (HEV) were first introduced in the Philippines. Lifestyle change, education, and simple love of the environment are just some of the the ingredients that could make any ambitious project of the future possible.  But, is the Filipino ready for this? Can we afford it? Or are hybrid-electric cars only for the elite, just like how we choose organic from the ordinary produce? The constant changing of consumer patterns need to be addressed in order to have a realistic sustainable mobility management.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Petron Marketing Wins Gold in PR Awards Southeast Asia 2019

Petron Corporation was the Gold winner in the Best Event-Led PR Campaign category at the sixth annual Southeast Asian edition of the PR Awards, which was held at Swissotel Merchant Court, Singapore.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Alaska Names 10 Jr. NBA All-Stars Philippines 2019

The top ten cagers named to the Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 presented by Alaska All-Star Team are (front row, L-R): Princess BJ Marie Villarin, MikyllaTaborada, Karylle Sierba, Diane Camille Nolasco, and Justine MhyrraVibangco; (back row, L-R): Lionel Matthew Rubico, Sebastian Roy Reyes, Zhan Paolo Moreno, Henjz Gabriel Demisana, and Joshua Minguillo. Also in photo are Alaska Aces mascot E-Cow, Alaska Milk Corporation Chairman of the Board and Jr. NBA Asia Advisory Council member Wilfred Uytengsu, Alaska Coach Tony dela Cruz, Jr. NBA Coach Natalia Andre, WNBA Legend TichaPenicheiro, Cleveland Cavaliers rookie Collin Sexton, SM Prime Chairman of the Executive Committee and Jr. NBA Asia Advisory Council member Hans Sy, NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson, and Jr. NBA Head Coach Carlos Barroca.

Five boys and five girls were selected during the Jr. NBA Philippines 2019 presented by Alaska National Training Camp to comprise the newest batch of Jr. NBA All-Stars and represent the country at the first Jr. NBA Global Championship Asia Pacific Selection Camp in Jakarta, Indonesia in June to train with top youth players from the region.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Fearless Filipina Joyette Jopson Triumphant in Freezing FWD 78° North Marathon

Elite triathlete Joyette Jopson is the first Filipina to run a marathon in the Arctic, finishing 1st in women’s category, and 3rd overall.

Filipinos celebrated another global victory as the country welcomed home elite Filipina triathlete, and FWD Financial Wealth Officer Joyette Jopson, on May 7, 2019 at Manila House in BGC. Jopson overcame all odds, and conquered the grueling 42-kilometer FWD ‘78° North’ Marathon held near the North Pole on April 16 in negative 3-degrees temperature.

Jopson becomes the first Filipina to run a marathon in the Arctic, enduring the freezing temperatures of Longyearbyen in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, just 1,050 kilometers away from the North Pole. Jopson—triathlete, 2014 Ironman 70.3 Philippines Filipino Elite Champion, and FWD Financial Wealth Officer—completed the race with an impressive time of 4 hours, 10 minutes, and 59 seconds—claiming a first-place finish in the women’s category and third overall.

Carrying the Philippine flag as Jopson crosses the finish line, with an impressive time of 4 hours, 10 minutes, and 59 seconds.

Jopson’s participation was sponsored by FWD Life Insurance (FWD Philippines), one of the fastest growing insurance companies in the country. She was the lone Philippine representative in the marathon and was joined by FWD Team Asia runners from Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Vietnam, and Thailand in the marathon, sponsored by pan-Asian insurer FWD Group.

FWD Team Asia runners from Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Vietnam, and Thailand.

Powering through the challenges

In a media conference held at Manila House, Bonifacio Global City on May 7, Joyette recalled, "We ran on a mix of ice and roads covered with ice which was very slippery. I learned that you can overheat even in cold races so I had to take out a layer on top and bottom because I got uncomfortable after 10 kilometers. After the race, it took me more than an hour to warm up because it was really freezing.”

Presenting Joyette Jopson were from left, Peter Grimes President and CEO of FWD Philippines, Joyette Jopson, Roche Vandenberghe Head of Marketing FWD Philippines, and Amor Maclang President of Geiser Maclang, who hosted the media conference held on May 7, 2019 at Manila House, Bonifacio Global City.

“In spite of the challenges, I am delighted to have brought the Filipino pride to the Arctic through the FWD 78° North Marathon and of course, I am even much happier to have performed well, placing first in the women’s category,” added Joyette. “I’d like to thank FWD for the opportunity to represent both the company and the country in this once-in-a-lifetime experience!”

FWD Philippines President and Chief Executive Peter Grimes congratulated Joyette for successfully completing the marathon. “We’re very proud of what Joyette has accomplished. Her experience as a triathlete and her sheer determination to succeed despite the challenges along the way indeed makes her the perfect representative for the Philippines,” Peter said. “How she pushed on and performed excellently despite the uncertainties and sudden changes was truly admirable. At FWD, we’re all about celebrating life and doing your best no matter what life throws at you,” Peter added.

Displaying grit and resilience amidst uncertainty

FWD had initially been supporting the annual North Pole Marathon, dubbed as the ‘world’s coolest marathon’, returning as the title sponsor for the third year in a row. However, the marathon was cancelled at the last minute because of geopolitical tensions between the Russian and Ukrainian administrations regarding flight plans to the North Pole.

 The marathon was held at Longyearbyen, part of the Arctic Circle.

Committed to providing a true marathon experience for the FWD Team Asia runners who were already in Svalbard, Norway, FWD organized its own run called the FWD ‘78°North’ Marathon. The marathon was held at Longyearbyen, part of the Arctic Circle, to allow the runners to fulfill their ambitions to complete a marathon in sub-zero temperatures and extreme winter conditions while raising funds for their sponsored charities.

“FWD successfully arranged the marathon against all odds in three days, inviting all registered North Pole Marathon runners to take part,” FWD Philippines Head of Marketing Roche Vandenberghe said. “FWD Team Asia and other 2019 North Pole Marathon runners successfully completed the FWD ‘78° North’ Marathon, all of whom displayed grit and perseverance to rise above a maelstrom of climate and logistical challenges."

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Domestics, a Post-Apocalyptic World Now Streaming on FOX+

Kate Bosworth and 7th Heaven’s Tyler Hoechlin stars in The Domestics on FOX+

Amidst the populated genre, The Domestics places a new spin and flavour on the post-apocalyptic film.

Saturday, April 13, 2019


Nguyen vs. Jadambaa

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), once again ignited the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila for another evening of world-class martial arts action. ONE: ROOTS OF HONOR highlighted the biggest and brightest stars of ONE Championship who came out to showcase their incredible skills. 

Shell Presents Newest Brand Ambassadors: Maine Mendoza, Drew Arellano, and Nico Bolzico

Shell ambassadors Drew Arellano, Maine Mendoza, and Nico Bolzico (center), along with (L-R) Shell Retail Fuels Marketing Implementor Brandon Briones, Shell Convenience Retail Manager Millicent Ngo, Shell Retail National Sales Manager and Marketing and Strategy Director Kit Bermudez, Shell Brands and Communication Manager Cherine Capadocia, Shell Digital Manager John Aldwin Angeles, and Shell Payment and Loyalty Manager Tin Cerezo
Pilipinas Shell unveils another milestone as they presented their newest ambassadors during a media launch on April 8, 2019 in Taguig City.

Petron Announces Lakbay Alalay Holy Week 2019

Monch Henares and the RoadTalk team gassing up at a Petron station along NLEX.

In its continuing efforts to offer Filipino motorists “the best ang biyahe” experience, market leader Petron Corporation is once again activating the country’s longest-running motorist roadside assistance for the Holy Week holidays with Petron LakbayAlalay pit stops at 11 stations in Luzon, and 6 stations in Visayas and Mindanao.

Friday, April 5, 2019

15th MIAS Ignites One-Of-A-Kind Automotive Experience

The Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) 2019 ribbon-cutting ceremony held on April 4, 2019 at World Trade Center in Pasay City. (L-R) Mr. Manny Aligada - President of Kia PH, Mr. Dino Santos - President of KTM PH, Ms.Nona Ong- President of Honda and Isuzu Automotive Dealership Inc.,Mr. Bertrand Lessard - President of Ford Philippines,Mr. Jason Ang- MIAS 2019 Co-organizer, Mr. Alvin Uy - MIAS Co-organizer, Ms. Jill Aithnie Ang - WSI Managing Director, Ma. Christina L. Go - BPI Family Family Savings Bank President,Carmen Maria Ramirez Ortiz, Gorka,San Juan - Embassy of Spain,Mr. Joseph Ang- WSI Founding Chairman,Arch. Francisco Flameno- WSI Executive Director, Asec. Goddes Hope Libiran - Department of Transportation, Mr. Gus Lagman - AAP President,Mr. Khamkhoun Pradith,Mr. Levi Ang -WSI Co-founder, Mr. Chris -Brit EM,Ms.Tessie Roque- WSI Director, Dr. Aaman Rashid - Ambassador of Pakistan,Ms. Charlotte Bandelow - Deputy Executive Director of GPCCI,Mr. Felipe Estrella- President of Volkswagen, Mr. Gerry Hernandez - General Manager of Subaru Philippines.

Monday, March 25, 2019

FAMI Celebrates with Smart Women Invest Workshop

Rose Res Fausto celebrity finance expert at FQMom and Karen Roa, FAMI president during the Smart Women Invest Workshop on March 21, 2019 at Shangri-la The Fort in Taguig City.

Joining the worldwide celebration of Women’s Month, First Metro Asset Management, Inc. (FAMI), the fund management subsidiary of First Metro Investment Corporation, hosted Smart Women Invest, a financial and investment literacy workshop specifically catered to help Filipinas transform from savers into investors. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Women! Drive the Future: Driving out the Stereotypes

Racecar driver Michele Bumgarner during tire change activity.

In celebration of International Women’s Month and Pilipinas Shell’s 105 years in the Philippines, the global leader in power and energy is launching a campaign to provide a platform that will empower women to take control in making the future and help erase the stigma against women drivers.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

From France to the Philippines: Heart of Alsace Showcases Flavors and Travel Now More Accessible to Filipinos

Honorable guest speakers of the Heart of Alsace launch (from left): Fatiha Kritter-Rachedi, Communication Director and Press Relations of The Eastern France Tourism Agency; Marie-Reine Fischer, President of The Eastern France Tourism Agency; His Excellency Nicolas Galey, Ambassador of France to the Philippines; Olivier Midiere, CEO of PGI Holding, Inc.; Benoit Ghestem, Founder and CEO of Magnific Escapades, during the HEART OF ALSACE media launch on March 14, 2019 at Fairmont Makati Hotel.

The Eastern France Tourism Agency, in collaboration with PGI Holding, Inc. launched today Heart of Alsace, bringing one of the most beautiful destinations in France, the Alsace region, closer to the Philippines. The event, highlighted by a luncheon with Alsatian wine-pairing, was held on March 14, 2019 at the Fairmont Makati Hotel. 

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Samsung Philippines Launches Galaxy S10 in Grand Style, Showcasing Advanced Innovations

The concert launch of Samsung Galaxy S10 was held on February 26, 2019 at Cove Manila, Okada in Pasay City.
Photo: Monch Henares

Celebrating the first decade of the Galaxy S series, Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO) officially introduces the Samsung Galaxy S10 in the Philippines. Held at Cove Manila, Okada Manila, the event gathers over 800 media personalities, celebrities, Samsung dealers, representatives, and business partners.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Ang Huling El Bimbo Opens on March 1, Expect Fresh New Twists in Second Run

The full cast of Ang Huling El Bimbo are composed of seasoned, and world-class performing artists, under the direction of  Michael Williams and Menchu Launchengco-Yulo. Photo taken during the media launch at Resorts World Manila in Pasay City. 

It was in September last year that Resorts World Manila broke new ground in Philippine theater with Ang Huling El Bimbo, the critically-acclaimed, perpetually sold-out original musical play featuring beloved songs from the most iconic ‘90s Filipino rock band set to the moving story of four friends and their trials and triumphs.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

MAXXIS Tires and NAsFOR announces partnership in off-road racing

Partners in off-road racing. From left, Jaybee Atanacio Sales Director MAXXIS Tires, Ronald Ang Chief Operating Officer MAXXIS Tires, Reynan Jaime President National Association of Filipino Off-Roaders (NAsFOR), and Ramon To-ong Events Director NAsFOR, during the press conference held on February 12, 2019 at Romulo's Cafe in Makati City,

MAXXIS Tires puts its high-performance products to the ultimate test yet again with the MAXXIS 4x4 Cup Philippines: Off-road Challenge 2019. The year-long annual event which will happen in various provinces in the country promises the Filipino off-road community more action-packed challenges. 

Friday, February 1, 2019

Globe LIVE and 9Works Theatrical's ETO NA! MUSIKAL nAPO! returns to the stage February 2

Enjoy the nostalgic tunes by legendary OPM group APO Hiking Society with Globe Live and 9Works Theatrical.

After its successful debut run last August 2018, Eto Na! MusikalnAPO! is back for its second run by popular demand. Co-produced by Globe Live and 9Works Theatrical, the critically-acclaimed musical runs from February 2 to March 17, 2019 at the Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

In Full Force: The All-New Suzuki Ertiga Grand Launch

Ceremonial toast. (From left), Suzuki PH President Hiroshi Suzuki, and SPH Director and General Manager for Automobile Keiichi Suzuki, SMC Ertiga Chief Engineer Satoshi Kasahara and SPH Managing Director Norminio Mojica during the 2019 Ertiga launch on January 23, 2019 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom in Pasay City.

Suzuki PH launches improved Ertiga combining strength and elegance in a compact body.

Valentine Show: Be serenaded by Ogie Alcasid with Ryan Cayabyab at Resorts World Manila

Taking inspiration from real-life couples who have their theme songs to swoon to, OPM hitmaker, OgieAlcasid performs some of the greatest love songs ever in Master of Love – a Valentine’s Day concert on February 14 (Thursday) 8PM at the Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT)in Resorts World Manila (RWM). 

Geje Eustaquio speaks up after losing his ONE Championship world title to Brazilian Adriano Moraes

Former champion Geje Eustaquio (far left) looked forlorn after his loss to Adriano Moraes, while Team Lakay Coach Mark Sangiao (far right) remains optimistic. Here with teammates Honorio Banario, and Danny Kingad, during the post-fight press conference on January 25, 2019 at the MOA Arena in Pasay City.
Photo: Monch Henares.

Geje "Gravity" Eustaquio admitted to being careless against Adriano "Mikinho" Moraes following his unanimous decision loss in the main event of ONE: HERO'S ASCENT last Friday, 25 January at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Paul Resurreccion Expresses His Heart and Soul Through Photography

Paul Resurreccion doing his presentation at the Soulful Journey: A Night of Wine and Art on January 16, 2019 at Element Boutique Hotel in Makati City.

"Many of your photos touches me on a personal note, as it was quite a trip back to memory lane," I gushed, as I stared at one of Paul Resurreccion's photographs.