Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 : Final call-back!

Last February 25, Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 held the final call-back.  Aspirants from Davao, Cebu and Metro Manila once again show off their smarts, as well as healthy and fit bodies.

The hunt for the next Century Tuna Superbods has always been a long and rigorous process,” says Greg Banzon, general manager of Century Pacific Food, Inc. “But this year, we know it will be even more challenging because of the introduction of the Ageless category. The judges will have to 
work harder, be even more discerning. The extra effort will not be wasted, however, because this year, more than any other Superbods year, we have attracted a record- breaking number of participants. That to me is the essence of the Superbods competition - to inspire more people, regardless of age, to work harder and become better versions of themselves.” 

Contenders who passed the screening during the go-sees held all over the country will be presented at the final call-back where finalists will be selected for this year's two categories: the 
Superbods (18 to 37 years old) category and the Superbods Ageless (38 to 50 years old) category.

The finalists will then move on to participate in an exciting line up of activities throughout the 
summer: the VIP Night hosted by Raymond Gutierrez and Gelli Victor; the Ultimate Challenge at 
the Inflatable Island in Subic where the finalists’ mental and physical health will be put to the test; and the Superbods Weekend which includes a fashion show by Zalora featuring the finalists together with select endorsers on April 7, the fun Underpants Run at Filinvest City in Alabang, Muntinlupa in the morning, and the Electric Bike Party in BGC Amphitheatre in the afternoon on April 8.

The much-awaited grand Finals Night will happen at the Cove, Okada Manila on April 12, 2018.
The four winners of Century Tuna Superbods 2018 will each receive P500,000 cash! Aside from this, winners will receive an exciting lineup of prizes: an appliance showcase worth P250,000 from 
Indesit, Mabe, and Philips; 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 a special prize from Cove.

As if the staggering prizes are not enough, Chevrolet will choose one Superbods finalist who will be its brand ambassador. The winner will be selected based on the transformation videos which will feature each candidate's journey towards becoming a Superbod. This lucky Superbod will go home with a brand-new Chevrolet Trax!
Also at stake are special awards including four winners of Superbod Beachbod who will each receive P10,000; two winners of Superbod of the Night who will each get P10,000; two winners of 
Superbod of the Night (Runway) to receive P10,000 each; four winners of Superbods Challenge 
who will each go home with P20,000; two winners of People’s Choice to receive P40,000 each; 
and 20 winners of Best in Congeniality award who will each receive P10,000. 

Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 is made possible with the support of Cove Manila, Philips, 
Indesit, Mabe, Tanduay Distillers, Inc., Zalora, and Chevrolet.

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

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Vivo local endorsers KZ Tandingan, TJ Monterde wow fans in CDO

 Vivo local endorsers, singers, and real-life lovers KZ Tandingan and TJ Monterde on Saturday, February 17, charmed their fans at a post-Valentine’s Day show at Limketkai Atrium in Cagayan de Oro City. 

The concert, which also featured The X Factor alumni Jeric Medina, Chandreena, and Shameena Moorjani as well as CDO-based Visayan pop singer Winset Jacot, was made possible through the support of global smartphone brand Vivo. 

TJ Monterde and KZ Tandingan, in a rare occasion, held a concert together for their fans in CDO

The Limketkai Atrium was jam-packed with fans of all ages, from all walks of life to witness the talented singers perform their hits. In between the songs, fans screamed to show their love and appreciation for the pair. Unsurprisingly, Monterde and Tandingan did not disappoint. They hit the right notes and delivered a show for the books. They even performed a medley of Visayan songs, especially for their Kagay-anon fans.  

Monterde sang his original compositions such as “Sa Tuwina,”  “Imahinasyon,” and “Mahika.” Tandingan, meanwhile, delighted fans with her rendition of “Tadhana,” “Two Less Lonely People in the World,” and her winning performance of “Rolling in the Deep” on the Chinese television series “Singer 2018.” 

The acoustic singer-songwriter seranded Kagay-anon fans with his original hits like “Dating Tayo,” “Tulad Mo,” and “Ikaw at Ako.”
TJ and KZ showed undeniable musicality and chemistry during their post-Valentine’s Day concert in CDO
Tandingan and Monterde joined Vivo’s family in September 2017 during the launch of the V7+, the brand’s flagship smartphone that boasts of a 24-megapixel front camera and 5.99-inch all-screen display.

Since then, the singers have performed at Vivo’s mall shows in and out of Metro Manila in helping spread the word about what sets Vivo smartphones apart from the pack.  Tandingan and Monterde both expressed their gratitude to Vivo for helping them mount the show. 

“Vivo has always been supportive of our projects. We’re very thankful to them for helping us sing together for our fans in Cagayan de Oro,” the pair said. 

To make the event more exciting, Vivo gave away V7 smartphones to two lucky fans who posted online a photo of the concert using the hashtag #VivoxTVxKZ

TJ and KZ personally hand out two Vivo V7 smartphones to their audience during their concert. 

Two lucky fans got a Vivo V7 smartphone from their idols themselves. 

Dubbed as Soul Supreme, Tandingan hails from Digos City, Davao del Sur who won the first season of The X Factor Philippines in 2012. The acoustic balladeer, meanwhile, left his career as a radio personality and a host of ABS-CBN’s regional show MagTV in CDO to pursue his passion for music.

In 2017, they released the official lyric video of their duet “Ikaw at Ako Pa Rin” after it went viral. It was also part of Monterde’s self-titled album.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at or check out their Facebook (, Instagram (, and
Twitter ( accounts.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Vivo celebrated Chinese New Year with the CNY Photo Contest

Rhea Blue and Katt Valdez

To celebrate the Chinese New Year this 2018, Vivo launched a special photo contest but first involving a few well-known lifestyle bloggers for a first taste. Held last February 3 and 4 at Binondo in Manila, Vivo invited 18 lifestyle bloggers for eventful photowalk around the oldest China town in the world. Bloggers were asked to capture photos that embody the Chinese culture may it be the food, the ambiance, the traditional lucky ornaments, or Binondo’s old charm as a whole.  Bloggers enjoyed taking photos with their Vivo smartphone because of its known first-rate features: the 24MP front camera for perfect CNY celebration selfies complemented by the camera’s HDR mode for stunning images with dramatic shadowing and highlights and the portrait bokeh for added aesthetics. The professional mode, which mimics the manual mode of DSLR cameras, allows users to adjust the exposure, white balance, ISO, and focus mode creating creative photos. Vivo’s signature Face Beauty spec ensures that anyone’s selfie game is flawless with its natural face enhancements. The Ultra HD mode takes hi-resolution photos at 9216x6192 (64MP), allowing for shots with very clear details. Lastly, bloggers were able to come together for a good group shot with the Groufie technology which boasts of a panorama-panning effect for big group shots without leaving anyone out.

The two-day Binondo photowalk with the bloggers was a special promotional event to get the bloggers’ followers to join Vivo’s Chinese New Year (CNY) Photo Contest where a participant needs to take the best Chinese New Year-inspired photos and upload them in their Instagram account for a chance to win a brand-new Vivo V7+.

Lucky Winner's Entry

The bloggers’ photowalk for Vivo’s CNY Photo Contest proved to be a success as entries numbering to more than 200 have been uploaded on Instagram by February 14. Out of all the entries, the top four best creative photos were chosen by the participating lifestyle bloggers with one winner announced during the Chinese New Year celebrations last February 16 at the Lucky Chinatown Mall. At the event, Vivo showcased the Chinese New Year-inspired photos in a special photowall. Vivo’s official mascot Little V entertained the crowd with a dance rendition of the hit song 24k. Later, Vivo awarded the Chinese New Year Photo Contest winner Angela Palacio for her photo of her Vivo V5 capturing an illuminated stretch of red Chinese lanterns.

CNY Winner Angela Palacio

The lifestyle bloggers who joined the Vivo CNY Photowalk were: (February 3) Ana Gonzales, Rhea Gonzales, Katt Valdez, Myke Soon, Ryan San Juan, Cristelle Torres, John Bueno, Paul Chuapoco, and Yuki Tansengco; (February 4) Ed Uy, Jeman Villanueva, Justin Montas, Jerhwin Hernandez, Nikole Maturan, Anthony Neilson, Collen Vidal, Louie Denver, and Slyve Sy. Vivo influencers also helped promote the CNY Photo Contest through their Instagram accounts: KZ Tandingan, TJ Monterde, Darren Espanto, Joyce Pring, Tony Labrusca, and Sassa Dagdag.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at or check out their Facebook (, Instagram (, and Twitter ( accounts.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

SM WOMAN PLUS features Bituin Escalante, Radha and Frenchie Dy

It's not about what size you wear, it's about how you wear your size 😉

Radha Cuadrado, Bituin Escalante and Frenchie Dy wearing their favorite SM Woman pieces

​The state of fashion has greatly evolved over the last few years. Women are no longer constrained to fashion’s rules because they are as diverse as their talent and skills. Women are now more free to express themselves and proudly wear whatever they please.

Frenchie Dy’s date night look using SM Woman

Radha Cuadrado’s chic casual look with SM Woman

Bituin Escalante looking fierce with SM Woman

SM Woman Plus makes a fashion statement for every woman to be able to embrace and love their bodies. Offering maximal impact for those looking to add a punch to their wardrobes, SM Woman selected three confident, beautiful, fun, and passionate women who aren’t afraid of powering through the sartorial norm.​

​Flaunting the most trend-driven and size-inclusive designs yet, tune into a state of body positivity with Radha, Frenchie Dy, and Bituin Escalante as they dominate the airwaves while donning chic designs that satisfy every wardrobe want.

​For more information visit their Facebook page and their Instagram page

Style has no size

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Phoenix Petroleum PULSE Technology for enhanced power and acceleration

Leading independent oil company Phoenix Petroleum launches today its upgraded fuels powered with Phoenix PULSE Technology.

Available in all its fuel products, Phoenix PULSE Technology is an innovative formulation with advanced cleaning and protection properties for enhanced power and acceleration. It is made with cutting-edge fuel technology by world- class fuel experts, exclusively for homegrown brand, Phoenix Petroleum.

Phoenix PULSE Technology was launched in time for Valentine’s Day as it aims to bring pulse-racing excitement to Filipino drivers by giving more life to their everyday drive.

The upgraded fuel products promise three main benefits. It avoids fuel filter blockage in diesel-powered vehicles, removes deposits from fuel injectors, valves, and piston surfaces, and provides engine protection. Phoenix PULSE Technology also helps result to better fuel economy when used continuously.

“The launch of Phoenix PULSE Technology is in fulfillment of our goal to be the most credible alternative to the major brands. We enhanced our fuel products and improved our formulation not only to be able to compete with bigger players in the oil industry, but more importantly, to add value to every peso fueled up at Phoenix,” said Phoenix Petroleum Chief Operating Officer Henry Fadullon.
Photo: Gus Cabredo

Young actress Rhian Ramos is the face of Phoenix PULSE Technology—an apt choice as Rhian represents adventure and high-energy sports such as car racing. “Phoenix Petroleum’s PULSE Technology-powered fuel is the perfect fit for me as I’m always on the go. I like adventure and living life with excitement and to the fullest, which is why I recommend Phoenix to every millennial who, like me, likes to get more for what they pay for,” said Rhian.

In just 15 years, Phoenix Petroleum has grown from five stations in Mindanao to 530 nationwide, establishing its reputation as the fastest-growing oil company in the Philippines. Just last year, the company broadened its portfolio to include LPG with the acquisition of Petronas Energy Philippines, Inc., now Phoenix LPG Philippines, Inc., and convenience retailing with the purchase of Philippine Family Mart. It will soon venture into the bitumen business.

“As a homegrown brand, we aim to be the Filipinos’ top choice not only for their fuel needs, but also for fueling their dreams and aspirations. We work hard and continue to grow our business not only so we can bring our vision of being an indispensable partner to life, but also because as the next generation company, we want to provide this generation with the best products and services at the best value,” said Phoenix Petroleum President and CEO Dennis Uy.

Phoenix PULSE Technology is available in all Phoenix stations in all fuel grades. These next generation fuels are suitable for Filipino drivers looking for a connection unlike any other. Drive to the nearest Phoenix Petroleum station now to experience Phoenix PULSE Technology.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Valentine’s Day Gifts to Celebrate Love the Unique Way

Valentine’s Day is yet another convenient excuse to splurge on gifts to show your significant other how much they are loved and cared for.

Apart from the usual flower bouquet-chocolate combo, these days of youthful, new wave trends call for unique Valentine’s presents. Here are four unique finds you can gift your loved ones this Valentine’s season:

Grooming and Trimming Kit for Him
Grooming Kits have taken the masculine form as of recent and have become the rage since the rise of old-school male hair (and even beard) priming. A lot of local grooming kits for men have emerged in the market that deliver that most-coveted old-world sleek.
A basic grooming kit usually contains a high-quality wooden comb, a pot of pomade perfumed subtly with musk, and a vial of beard oil which works wonders when one is contemplating growing a neat beard. Fragrances are also in the kit and even a small bottle of shampoo to complement the comb-pomade essentials.

A Pot of Fragrant Herbs for Her

Flowers dry up and then are headed straight for the bin. So why not gift her with something representative of your undying love: A pot of savory herbs to last (quite) a lifetime.
A pot of herbs is not only practical but is also convenient. A small plant of basil, for example, can be seated on a kitchen window sill and may come in handy when one is cooking a pasta Bolognese dinner. The basil herb is also a quick cure for cough, colds, and even stomach ache. Simply make a tea out of the basil leaves and drink warm.
Other herbs you can gift her are mint, cilantro, parsley, rosemary, and oregano. If she is not into herbs, you can always give her a pot of the good old cactus. Cactus are not only decorative but also requires very little maintenance.

Wine-infused Chocolates for Him or Her
That's our Dada! Surprised him at work with liquer-infused chocolates 😍 (delivered via courier! 😉)

Valentine’s Day minus the chocolates in unthinkable and even mortal sin. So, to give a little twist to the usual and tiring chocolate presents for Valentine’s Day, opt for spirit-infused chocolates.
This indulgent fare is just as good as it sounds. Even non-alcohol drinkers will enjoy the succulent flavors made even richer with booze as the fat in the chocolate tempers the alcohol. Whiskey and Bourbon infused chocolate bars are the most popular, but so are the subtler ones like Red Wine and Chocolate Kahlua.

Travel Tickets for Two for Him or Her

Couples who travel together stay together. The Philippines is very much unexplored and the travel destinations are mostly affordable yet breathtaking. Huma Island in Palawan is one. Seated amidst the famous turquoise water of Palawan, Huma Island boasts of Maldivian scenery (perhaps even better) coupled with sumptuous seafood dishes to complete the remote island adventure. The Langun Gobingob Caves in Samar is also one unique destination. Dubbed the Philippines’ largest cave, there are mountains to cross to reach this picturesque wonder which means double in adventure. Langun Gobingob also comprises of a lowland tropical rainforest, again the largest in the Philippines.

For all your adventures and milestones, make Vivo V7 a part of it. Vivo V7 proves that big things come in small packages. The V7, much like its predecessor, the equally dynamic V7+, reinforces Vivo’s leadership in selfies with its 24MP front-facing camera, which produces above-quality selfies—perfect for those romantic date nights. By keeping true-to-life color and contrast and a clear background at all times, V7 allows users to express themselves practically anytime, anywhere at their whim. 

The V7’s smart photography algorithms generate crystal-clear, natural-looking photos. To complement the V7’s powerful camera feature, the Beauty 7.0 feature brightens up selfies and creates a more even complexion, even in dimly-lit environments. Portrait Mode in the V7 adds background blurring for sharper contrast and visual appeal to generate stylish selfies equivalent to those from DSLR cameras. But that’s not all. The V7 also rocks a 5.7” all-screen display with an 83.6% screen to body ratio that would normally house a 5.2-inch screen, offering 12.5% more visual display area compared to traditional 16:9 screens. This V7 feature enhances consumers’ visual experience, a perfect element to satisfy this generation’s very visual demographic. Lastly, this smartphone’s security spec is super secure with its revolutionary finger-print lock feature.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at or check out their Facebook (, Instagram (, and Twitter ( accounts

Friday, February 9, 2018

Whooping 2M pesos, training contract with Star Magic and a Chevrolet Trax are at stake at the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018

"No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else. "   ~~ Katharine Graham

The hunt for the fittest and healthiest men and women all over our country returns to break the norms of what our bodies can do. Whatever the age, there should be no limits, no boundaries, in what you can achieve in order to be fit and healthy, especially with Century Tuna. 

Last February 7, 2018, the country's number one tuna launched the most awaited and most exciting event that highlights health and fitness for men women of any age -- Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018.

Present during the event were the ultimate ageless fitspirations and Century Tuna's Power Women : Alice Dixon, Ina Raymundo, and Sunshine Cruz. Superbod Paulo Avelino also joined them.

Alice Dixon

Ina Raymundo

Sunshine Cruz

Paulo Avelino

For the first time ever in this most awaited bi-annual event, the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 search features two exciting categories with 36 finalists: 20 finalists in the 18-37 years old category and 16 finalists in the 38-50 years old category. Yes, you read it right! This year’s Superbods search, truly summer’s hottest event, will now also welcome ageless participants in its bid to prove that, indeed, you can still be fit, sexy, and beautiful regardless of age.

The Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 kicks off with the nationwide go-sees : February 11, 18, 24, and 25 in Davao City, Cebu and Manila, respectively. 

These will be followed by a slate of exhilarating activities that are sure to add spice and delight to the search! 

There’s the VIP Night to be hosted by Mond Gutierrez and Gelli Victor; the Ultimate Challenge that will test the finalists’ mental and physical health to be held at the Inflatable Island, Subic; the Superbods Weekend including the fun Underpants Run in Filinvest; the Zalora Fashion Show, which culminates in the Finals Night on April 12,2018 at the Cove, Okada Manila.

Up for grabs are a whopping 500,000 pesos each for 4 winners, a chance to have a training contract with Star Magic this year, and a chance to win a Chevrolet Trax! Also at stake are special awards including Stylish Superbod of the night, People’s Choice, Best in Congeniality, Superbods Photogenic, Runway Superbod of the night, Superbod Beach Bod, and Superbods Challenge Winner. 

So go ahead, conquer yourself! Show them what you got in the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018.

Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 is made possible by Cove Manila, Philipps, Indesit, Mabe, Tanduay Distillers, Inc., Zalora, and Chevrolet.

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

My obligatory photo 😊

Fitness is not time bound. 


Are you healthy? Are you sexy? Are you a Superbod? 

Casting Call for Century Tuna Superbods 2018-02-05

The Century Tuna Superbods is the hottest event of the summer with over 2 Million prizes at stake. This year, Century Tuna goes Ageless, there will now be two age categories:

Category 1 – The Superbods (18-37 years old)
Category 2 – The Ageless (38-50 years old)

One male and female for each category will be declared this year’s Superbods and CenturyTuna’s next image models, winning Php500,000 each plus other exciting perks. 


1. Open to male and female with Filipino Heritage.

2. Age limit: 18 to 37 years old (Superbods) and 38 to 50 years old (Ageless).

3. Height requirement: Must be at least 5’7” for Men and 5’4” for Women (and or above).

4. Physically fit.

5. Pleasing personality.

6. No prior endorsements from any competing brand.


8. No prior record of public misdemeanour.

9. Must be available on the following dates:
● February 25, 2018 – Final Callback
●March 3, 2018 – Grooming of the Finalists
●  March 4, 2018 – Workshop
●  March 5, 2018 – Photoshoot
● March 15, 2018 – Press Launch
● March 19, 2018 – Superbods Ageless Ultimate Challenge
● April 2, 2018 – Zalora Fitting
● April 7, 2018 – Zalora Fashion Show
●April 8, 2018 – Superbods Day (Marathon and Fitness Party)
●April 10 to 11, 2018 – Offsite Rehearsals for Finals Night
●April 12, 2018 – Finals Night

1. Birth Certificate
2. Most recent photo (1 Head Shot and 1 Full Body)
3. Three (3) pcs. of Century Tuna Label
4. Filled-up application form
5. Swimwear (two-piece for female and board shorts for male)


February 11, 2018 – SEDA Hotel, Davao City (10 am – 5 pm)

February 17, 2018 – Gold’s Gym, Ayala Center Cebu

February 18 and 24, 2018 – Manila (venue to follow)

For inquiries and registration, feel free to contact Apple Marabe-Cuenca at 0917-702-1894.