Friday, March 30, 2018


MyPhone’s collaboration with Brown&Proud and BBulletin for Hack to the Future Tech Symmit 2018 was a huge success last March 23 & 24 at Greensun – Hotel in Makati City!

It was a year long preparation for this event to be finally concluded in a two-day event last week. The day one of the Summit was held on March 23 at the Axon of Green Sun, with anticipated 300 student’s delegates. The organizers of the event had to even more chairs as more delegates has come to the venue to witness the unveiling of the summit. 
HTTF Tech Summit Day 2- David Lim - CEO Founder of MyPhone and Brown and Proud talks about Brand Pilipinas
The event was opened by the hosts Inyi Yruma, Marketing Head of MyPhone and long-time MyPhone endorser and newly signed kapuso Devon Seron. Kevin Tan – Vice President of MyPhone officially opened the Summit with his welcome remarks followered by CEO, President and Founder of MyPhone and Brown&Proud – Mr. David Lim. He introduced “BARKO1000” by Brown&Proud, a project aiming to promote at least a thousand startups every year and help them reach the global market.
HTTF Tech Summit Day 2- HackThon Winners
Meanwhile, Atty. Elena Lim, Chairman Emeritus of Solid Group, Inc. couldn’t resist but to share her wisdom to the student delegates and encourages them to be courageous and not be afraid to do things they think are right.
Tech Summit Day 2. 3 Gens of Lim - Kevin Tan – Atty. Elena and David Lim
HTTF Tech Summit Day 2 - The Story of Atty. Elena Sen Lim
Joining the line-up of speakers were ABS-CBN NoInk’s Digital Content and Marketing specialist Arbie Belmote, and best-selling Filipino Author of the socialserye book and movie “Vince and Kath” Queen Elly. Jhonathan Howard talked about Artificial Intelligence (A.I.). A discussion and demonstration on “Robotics” by Warren Gonzaga and “Virtual Reality” by Christopher David of VR Philippines also excited the audience. Latest trends in technology such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, digital marketing, animation, and film making were covered in the talks of the guest’s speakers. Simultaneously, there were workshops for film making, and a hackathon where students’ skills are pushed to the limit to create the best of the best, by using the most advanced technology on their fingertips.

The food for the delegates was prepared by STI Caloonan Senior High School, HTTF partners with STI Caloocan in support for the government’s call to provide students with these kind of opportunities.

Kristine Ricafort (CEO and founder, Bbulletin) ends the day with a short but inspiring speech. "We are hacking our way to the future with how we think about ourselves and how we think about our community."

HTTF Tech Summit Day 2- Kristine Ricafort - CEO and Founder of BBulletin
Day two, the main event of Hack to the Future Tech Summit, was held at The Eye of Green Sun. The first 360 event venue in the country. Like the first day, the organizers had to add more chairs to accommodate more than 500 delegates of the event.

The event was opened by a STI Caloocan Society Choral with their heartfelt rendition of Lupang Hinirang. Meanwhile hosts Inyi Yruma and DJ Chacha hype up the event with their live and funny tactics. Opening the program is Kevin Tan followed by Mr. Elmer Robles, the first speaker of the day who talked about “Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence”.

HTTF Tech Summit Day 2- DJ chacha and Inyi Yruma - Kristine Ricafort - Emmy Lou Versosa- Delfin -Atty Jocelle Batapa Sigue - Engr Amelia S Dean - Genesis Reonico
It was followed by David Lim, CEO, President and Founder of MyPhone and Brown&Proud. He proudly shows a video of her mother Atty Elena Sen Lim in a interview with BBC which is aninspiration according to him why he is still continuing innovating to offer value added services to Filipinos. 

“If there is one thing you can mortgage out of the Filipinos, it’s their creativity. We could not defeat our competitors with hardware, but we can fight them with HEARTWARE. It’s our time to invade the world with our creative products,” shared David Lim.

Meanwhile, the delegates are mesmerized and inspired when Atty. Elena Lim speaks up on stage and talk about humility, encouraging everyone to be brave in doing the things they think are right and could help the country, and to always have humility whenever you achieve a goal.

HTTF Tech Summit Day 2 - Atty Elena Sen Lim talks about her humble beggining and about humility
The topic of Digital Marketing and how to harness the power of Digital to benefit to the Community were discussed on the second day of the event. Successful Filipino business entrepreneurs such as Engr. Grace Nicolas, Founder of Tag Media, Mr. Robert Yupangco, President of Yupangco Holdings Corp., Dr. Elton See Tan, President of MTFI / E-hotels, Dean Jonathan Petalver of Brown&Proud Academy, Genesis Reonico of Digital Careers, Engr. Amelia S. Dean of Technology for Economic Development, Atty. Jocelle Batapa Sigue, Emmy Lou Versosa-Delfin of Startups, Laurene Tugaoen of SIPAG, Direk Alfredo Ongleo of FilmDream, Laurence Charles Salazar of NCCA’s Kultuora App and Kristine Ricafort of Bbulletin each had their own knowledge and wisdom to share. Mr. Jay Jaboneta, the guy behind the yellow boat project and Chief Marketing officer of Chibot talked about “Experience Economy” and Elmer Robles, Phinclusion Inc.’s Chief Technology Officer discussed the disruptive “Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence”. Lastly the most anticipated forum was discussed by Tintin Bersola-Babao, a respected TV Anchor and Celebrity Entrepreneur. She talked about success stories of an entrepreneur through social media.

HTTF Tech Summit Day 2- Tintin Bersola Babao
MyPhone and Brown&Proud has partnered with Kristine Ricafort, CEO and Founder of BBulletin in fulfilling this project. MyPhone and Kristine has the same goals of helping and empowering Filipinos to have a better future through innovations in technologies. Bbulletin - an IT Enabled Bulletin Board, a Tech-platform that intends to bridge people and communities through technology and collaboration toward building a better community for a better future was also launched in the summit garnering applauses from the audience for its one of a kind advocacy.

The event was also made possible by their sponsors that make it a huge success: ZED, Smart, Talk n’ Text, HOOQ, SPEED magazine, David’s Salon, Ysa Skin and Body Experts, Aircast, ABS-CBN Publishing NoInk, GoWiFi, STI Caloocan, Zoomanity, ABS-CBN TV PLUS, Vitagreen-C. The event’s media partners are Village Pipol, Aircast, Group of Five Creative Concepts Inc., and Tag Media. The event’s community partners are TECH4ED, SIPAG, and Do It Right. The event’s school partners are The Polytechnic University of the Philippines, University of Santo Tomas, and the Brown&Proud Academy. The event’s collaborators are DEVCON, SEO Hacker, Systactics Pink, Film Dream, Indigitous, VR Philippines, CHIBOT.

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 😉