Wednesday, March 28, 2018

EGG-citing Easter at SM Supermalls

SM hosts first nationwide digital egg hunt

Easter celebrations usually include egg hunts, Easter-themed fairs, and parties for kids and their families. This year, SM Supermalls delights customers with a fresh, exciting take on the well-loved egg hunt and Easter party in 68 malls across the country! 

Kids and kids at heart are invited to join the “Hunt, Scan, and Win,” SM’s first nationwide digital-egg scavenger hunt on Easter, April 1 – where QR codes will be scattered in the malls for customers to find and scan for giveaways, deals, and GCs from participating stores.

Celebrating Easter with the whole family will be more memorable this year with all the fun activities we have in store for them in the malls, especially as we host SM’s first nationwide digital-egg hunt,” says SM Supermalls senior vice president for marketing Jonjon San Agustin.

SM City Fairview’s Easter Funland

Fun-filled activities at SM include the well-loved Easter Fashion Costume Contest on April 1. Along with designing the SM Supermalls bunny ears, parents can dress up their kids in cute and creative costumes for a chance to win P10,000 worth of SM gift certificates. You can even run to Toy Kingdom, SM Markets, or The SM Store for kiddie-costume shopping!


Tropical Easter mall display at SM City Cebu

From March 18 to April 1, there’s the Hoppy & Artsy arts and crafts workshops offering fun and educational eggs-periences for kids. Mallgoers can also check out the Easter Fun Festival bazaar for Easter eggs, finds, costumes, and treats. In between activities, you can take a break and indulge in Easter Dining Deals at restaurants for freebies and dining specials.

For more details about SM’s fun Easter happenings, visit Don’t forget to celebrate and enjoy an egg-citing Easter with your family at SM Supermalls!

For exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit or follow SM’s official social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through SM’s Viber Public Chat. Tweet your thoughts, upload and share your photos about your memorable moments at SM, then use its official hashtag #EverythingsHereAtSM.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Vivo welcomes Edward Barber and Ivan Dorschner at the grand launching of its flagship smartphone V9

Last March 22, Vivo, a global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology released its flagship all new Fullview Display smartphone - the V9 at the same time welcomed their newest endorsers Edward Barber  and Ivan Dorschner. 



We were able to experience the V9 and took selfies and photos in Wave at the Nobu Hotel. Later, the one with the most creative photo posted on Instagram won a V9 unit.

VJ Ai dela Cruz
The program continued at the City of Dreams Grand Ballroom with Myx VJ Ai dela Cruz as the host. Vivo Brand Director Annie Lim welcomed the guests and recapped the smartphone company’s accomplishments in the Philippines. 

Jomarie Morales, Vivo's executive followed Lim’s remarks by presenting all the goods on the V9. She highlighted the Vivo V9’s 90% screen-to-body ratio, the 24-megapixel selfie camera and 16MP+5MP dual read camera, and the AI-powered photography for a “perfect view” and a “perfect shot.”

Morales also presented the Vivo V9’s improved game mode that would enable users to take calls or open other apps without pausing the gaming applications or play without any interruptions.

Christian Jocson, Vivo PH Junior Brand Manager revealed that anyone can enjoy a V9 for a “perfect” price of Php17,990 with pre-orders beginning on March 26 until April 2.

(L-R) Vivo Executives Christian Jocson, Annie Lim, Jomarie Morales and Xian Gana during the Q&A

Vivo execs Jocson, Lim, Morales, and Xian Gana then answered the media’s questions during the Q&A. Their exchanges were focused on the Vivo’s plans in the Philippines and the V9’s capabilities.

Vivo Brand Director Annie Lim acknowledged the smartphone brand’s partners, Ayala Malls and SM Supermalls, during the launch of the V9.

Vivo partners, Ayala Malls and SM Supermalls, were also recognized during the event during the ceremonial exchange of tokens. Lim handed the malls’ representatives with a Little V doll.

Vivo endorsers Barber, Entrata, and Dorschner also picked three lucky winners of the Vivo V9 during the raffle.

One of the lucky winners of Vivo V9 with the endorsers and Annie Lim

Vivo Execs and endorsers during the ceremonial toast

They also joined the Vivo executives for a toast for the V9. Also with them onstage were other Vivo endorsers young pop soul singer Sassa Dagdag, acoustic singer-songwriter TJ Monterde, and balladeer Jason James Dy who closed the night with their performances.

For Vivo V9 Product Specifications click HERE

Thank you Vivo PH for having me 😘

Saturday, March 24, 2018

State-of-the-art GAOC clinics now in Ortigas and Quezon City

Gan Advanced Osseointegration Center (GAOC), the leading dental clinic in the Philippines and one of the best in Southeast Asia, makes quality dentistry accessible to patients from different parts of the Metro with the opening of two new clinics at SM Megamall and Ayala Vertis North.

With the opening at prime locations, patients can now experience superior dental services offered by a team of highly skilled and experienced dental practitioners who have completed their training in top-notch hospitals, universities, and global institutions in the US, Europe, and Asia.
GAOC SM Megamall
The SM Megamall clinic will be one of GAOC’s cosmetic centers, which will focus on prosthodontic and cosmetic procedure such as crowns, bridges, dentures and veneers. 
The treatment room at GAOC Megamal
It will have a Consultation Room, an X-Ray Room, a Sterilization Room, 4 Treatment Rooms and its very own dental laboratory for greater efficiencies and speedier 
processing of laboratory results. 

GAOC Ayala Vertis North
Meanwhile, patients from Quezon City and neighboring areas do not need to travel to Makati for surgical procedures as the Ayala
Vertis North branch will have its own operating room, which features operating lights with camera that records 40k videos.
The operating room at GAOC Ayala vertis North

Founded by Dr. Steve Mark Gan, GAOC takes pride in its unparalleled excellence in oral care including oral diagnostics, surgical procedures, dental implantology, and jaw reconstruction. His acumen for world-class dental treatments and top-notch customer service has led him to become the choice of celebrities, politicians, diplomats, and socialites.

Visit GAOC SM Megamall at Level 5 Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong 
City or contact (02) 725-4262, 0917-158-4262, or email, and for GAOC Ayala Vertis North at Level 3, Ayala Vertis North, Quezon Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City or contact (02) 292-4262, (02) 368-1838, 0917-157-4262, or email 

For more details and information, like and follow GAOC on Facebook, Instagram, and 
Twitter, @gaocdental or visit

Sharp InnovatIONS technology upgrades QualiMed Healthcare

Are you from the southern part of Luzon or CALABARZON and looking for high quality yet affordable healthcare? Look no further. 

QualiMed Hospital at NUVALI, Sta. Rosa, Laguna, is the first QualiMed-branded hospital in Southern Luzon under the QualiMed Health Network. It is a healthcare network committed to providing appropriate, accessible and affordable healthcare to Philippine communities- teams up for better health for all with Sharp (Phils.) Corp., a global leader in electronics manufacturing dedicated to the use of innovative technology for the benefit and welfare of the people.

Last March 22, QualiMed Health Network relaunched its newest facility, the QualiMed Hospital Sta. Rosa (QualiMed STR) held at the QualiMed Training and Research Center (QTRC) . During the event which was attended by medical professionals and top executives from both QualiMed and Sharp, QualiMed STR and QTRC showcased their state-of-the-art facilities and latest medical technologies.  

Simulation room



The eleventh facility under the health network, QualiMed STR is a 102-bed general hospital offering comprehensive inpatient and outpatient healthcare services aimed at providing holistic wellness and healing to patients. While QTRC, the first training center of its kind in Southern Luzon, is QualiMed's technical training arm providing continuous education and advanced technical training to Filipino healthcare teams. 

Emergency room

Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Operating Rooms

The highlights of the event included surgery and technical training simulations by QTRC an experiential tour of the hospital failities, and a product showcase for Sharp's Plasmacluster Ion Technology installed in the hospital's ER, ICU, and OR air ducts systems. QualiMed continues to upgrade its healthcare delivery not only through the services of well-trained medical and administrative support teams, but also through the provision of modern medical systems and technologies.

Attendees were surprised when Sharp gaveaway 3 much-coveted air purifiers !!! I'm so envious of the winners. Really. I wish I could have one too because our family badly needs it - my kids are asthmatic and I have allergic rhinitis.  Actually, each household should have that if really care for and want to protect our family. 

Plasmacluster technology is Sharp's original air disinfecting technology for suppressing the effects of airborne viruses and breaking down and removing airborne mold. Plasmacluster Ion Technology is our defense against the invisible. It provides comprehensive protection against airborne threats,  in a safe and chemical-free way - That's why it's highly recommended for people suffering from asthma and allergic rhinitis.

Sharp has been involved with academic marketing, in cooperation with global testing organizations since 2000, to verify the effectiveness of Plasmacluster Ion Technology. The effectiveness of controlling hazardous substances such as new types of the influenza virus, drug resistany bacteria, mite allergens, and also reducing the risk of tracheal inflammation in asthma patients has been proven in 28 tests worldwide. Sharp aims to continue such types of studies to explore even more benefits that the Plasmacluster technology can support the society with.

Here are some of the functions of Plasmacluster Ion (PCI)

It reduces odor and mold molecules. PCI attacks odors and molds at the molecular - both adhering and airborne

99 % protection against airborne viruses, bacteria, allergens, and microbes . PCI eliminates the effects of airborne threats by up to 99%, rendering them inactive and incapable of spreading

Less dust Accumulation. PCI removes static electricity which makes dust stick and gather on surfaces

provides moisture in the air - PCI returns to air as water, locking in moisture to help asthamatics breathe better.

QualiMed is continuously delivering Alagang Abot-Kaya, its own healthcare service commitment to lead the way in making the Philippines healthy. The cooperation between QualiMed and Sharp leans towards this goal of establishing sustainable, healthy environments thus contributing to progressive communities and nation building.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 finalists’ mental and physical health were put to the test!

Last March 19,  40 fit, sexy and healthy finalists of Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 surpassed the Ultimate Challenge of the year. It was held at the Asia's biggest floating playground - the Inflatable Island in Subic,  

Century Tuna Superbods Ultimate Challenge tested the finalists' mental and physical fitness.  The challenge was divided into 2 different categories: #Superbods (20 finalists ages 18-37) and #Ageless (20 finalists ages 38-50) 

The finalists faced five different challenges : 

Inflatable Relay - tested the finalists agility and endurance of the Superbods. It featured an obstacle relay course consisted of trampoline, monkey vines, donut tires, wobbly bridges, high balance and Tarzan; and for the Superbods Ageless wobbly bridges, monkey vines, jungle bars, happy swing and rock climbing.

Battle of the Generations - the battle between the two generations where Superbods and Ageless finalists competed against each other in answeribg trivia questions. It tested their quick wit and teamwork.

#AgelessAnna and #AgelessJude

#AgelessGlenda and #AgelessRob

#SuperbodTony and #SuperbodKim

#AgelessAri and #AgelessMica
Island Cooking Dash - each of the pair were asked to preparr a special Century Tuna dish. This aimed to test their creativity and resourcefulness.


Hakot cans - a test to their critical thinking by strategizing in collecting the most number of Century Tuna cans in 90 seconds.

Selfie Challenge - social media challenge, the finalists needed to take a photo that answers the question " WHY AM I THE NEXT CENTURY TUNA SUPERBODS/AGELESS?

*Photos will be uploaded in the official account of Century Tuna Superbods. 

The highly-anticipated event was hosted by two of the country's hotyest, fittest amd most multi-faceted personalities, Sam YG and Amanda Fernandez.



Aside from the Ultimate Challenge, Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 will also host series of exciting events which includes a fashion show by Zalora that will feature the finalists on April 7 at Glorietta 3 Activity Center; the fun Underpants Run at Filinvest City in Alabang, Muntinlupa in the morning of April 8 and the Electric Spinning Partyvin BGC Ampitheater in the afternoon.

On April 12, 2018, the much-awaited grand  Finals Night will be held at the Cove, Okada Manila.

The four winners of Century Tuna Superbods 2018 will each receive P500, 000 in cash plus 1-year supply of Century Tuna Products; an appliance showcase worth P250,000 from Indesit, Mabe, and Philips; limited edition special gift pack from Tanduay; an editorial campaign contract from Zalora; a training contract from Star Magic; a 1-year unlimited elite membership at Gold's Gym; a May 2018 Mega Magazine supplement feature; P5,000 worth of Vansydical Sportswear; and P15,000 worth of salon services from Sir George Salon.

Cove Manila will also select its Cove Manila Ambassadors who will receive one VIP package to Diplo's concert on May 11 worth Php 200,000. Included in this package is a VIP table for 10 with Php 100,000 consumable and a special meet-and-greet with DJ and Grammy Award-winning producer Diplo himself. The Cove will also give an offical Cove Manila Gold Card engraved with the winners' names. This will entitle them to a VIP lifetime entry privilege (plus one guest) to any Cove Manila event.

One lucky Superbods finalist will take home a Chevrolet Trax!

Special awards will also be given during the finals night: Superbod Beachbod, Superbod of the Night (Best in Runway), Superbods Challenge winners, People's Choice, Photogenic award and Best in Congeniality.

Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 is made possible with the support of Cove Manila, the official venue partner of Century Tuna Superbods Ageless Finals Night with major sponsors from Indesit, Mabe and Philips Domestic Appliances, minor sponsors from Tanduay Distillers; Inc., Zalora; Chevrolet; Gold's Gym; Star Magic; and Creamsilk.

Other participating sponsors are Vita Coco, Shakey's; Quorn; Gardenia; Vansydical; Sir George Salon; Rebisco Fudgy Bar 100 Calorie pack; Belo Sun Expert; iDentista Asia; and Propan Fit.

For more details and updates on events, visit Century Tuna Superbods on Facebook:

My obligatory solo photo 😉

Monday, March 19, 2018

Vivo will wow the people again this March with another innovative flagship

Top global phone manufacturer Vivo is set to send the mobile phone industry in frenzy with the release of yet another stunner in their smartphone series. Set to be unveiled March, Vivo’s latest offering promises consumers bigger and better offerings in their mobile phone experience.

“Vivo will offer another innovative flagship phone this March”

Following the success of the V7 plus and the V7 release, word is out that consumers can expect that the new offering will retain all of the V7 phones’ impressive, thumbprint features albeit enhanced and updated with specs that are centered on delivering flawless selfie shots made even by state-of-the-art artificial intelligence beautifying tools. Because it is still dedicated in delivering perfect photos, it should also be expected that the camera will rock a souped up HDR mode. 

Moreover, a buzz on this newest Vivo flagship includes a bigger display complemented by a full HD resolution. As the V7’s successor, the Game Mode feature is expected to still be onboard in the list of specifications along with the futuristic Face ID and fingerprint unlock component.

The mobile phone industry awaits with bated breath as Vivo’s freshest charmer is out in the market. Although the specs are merely founded on speculations, one thing that is certain is Vivo will never disappoint.

About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have

over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world.

As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young

people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at or check out their Facebook

(, Instagram (, and Twitter

( accounts.

Friday, March 16, 2018

KUMU: Our Digital Bayanihan

Shop Local. Eat local. Spend local. Enjoy local. Support the local businesses who support the area where you live, work and play. 

Are you like me who loves to support local? Facebook has been around for fourteen years, Viber and Instagram for eight. Here's the good news! Recently a messenger app and media platform built by and for the Filipino community launched the Public Beta version of KUMU. Kumu is the product of a long process — a labor of love and countless hours of work contributed by an extended team of over 60 leaders from the Philippines, the diaspora, and the global tech community.

What is this all about? Why do we need another messenger app? What exactly is Kumu? Read on.

1. A localized communication app for the Filipino people

Localized messenger apps are taking over Asia. Part of it means designing for the realities and constraints of digital communication in Philippines. Our video and voice call technology is powered by a unique real-time communications protocol that is optimized for low connectivity settings

We’ve worked hard to infuse Kumu with a voice and spirit that’s uniquely Filipino. Our stickers are one example of this — saturated not only with Filipino language and slang, but also an undercurrent of Filipino history and mythology, all rendered in vivid color by some of the best artistic talent in the Philippines. We will take the same approach to our brand, our marketing, and everything that we do.

Stickers by Katsy Garcia, Team Manila, Toto Madayag, Neil Fernando, and Geraldine Sy.

2. A media network for the next generation of Filipino creativity

Filipinos are some of the most creative people in the world. But historically, that creativity hasn’t been given the right platform to flourish. People leave the country to be Broadway actors and musicians. The local media landscape remains monopolized and insular. Tapping into our innate creativity isn’t just a matter of expression and inspiration — it’s also the key to surviving the next decade of disruption.

We’re building Kumu’s Explore tab as a platform for the digital creative economy in the Philippines. Beginning with our livestream network, Kumu Explore will be the home to artists, journalists, students, vloggers, historians, musicians, comedians, and all kinds of creative talent from across the global Filipino community. Our curation team will ensure a diversity of voices that represent the best of Filipino talent, and our livestreaming technology will enable a deeper level of interaction and engagement than anywhere else.

3. A digital economy of services that make life easier in the Philippines

The Filipino people are naturally viral. Makati was once named the selfie capital of the world, and the Philippines was ranked #1 in terms of average time spent on social media.

But for the most part, our digital savvy remains very separate from our day-to-day economic needs. Filipinos in the Philippines still have to line up each payday to get their money from the bank; Filipinos abroad still use remittance services with hidden fees and unreasonable exchange rates. The cash economy, which remains king, is a very expensive way of doing business.

Later this year, we’ll be releasing some solutions to make life a little easier. We want remittances, shopping, payroll, food delivery, and Balikbayan Boxes to be as fast and easy as posting a selfie. We want to make everything from day-to-day necessities to other products a more seamless part of the digital experience. For many of these services, we’ll be working with some of the best Filipino innovators to integrate their existing solutions into our platform.

Our goal is to unleash the economic power of one of the fastest-growing economies in the world.

4. A movement to take back our internet and unlock the power of the Filipino community

When the internet came about, it promised to be a great equalizer, a way for us to connect and be better together than the sum of our parts. But fast forward several decades and our internet infrastructure, too, has been dominated and throttled by a few multinational corporations. Our social media channels are rigged against us, selling the public conversation to the highest bidder.

At Kumu, our vision is to harness the full promise of the internet and digital technology to unlock the power of the Filipino people. We think that the internet can build stronger communities rather than divide them, make life easier instead of distracting us from what matters. Digital media can inspire us and broaden our imaginations. Kumu hopes to be, more than any single thing, a vehicle to make these possibilities real. We want to be a platform for the future of the Filipino community, a Filipino renaissance that is rising and gaining momentum.

We hope you join us in getting there! We need all the Filipino spirit spirit and energy for the journey ahead. Let’s start our Digital Bayanihan with Kumu.

Kumu is now available on the Google Play and App Store. Learn more :