Let Your Hair Down and Do the Hagod with Palmolive Naturals Conditioner

Starting from the crown of her head to the tips of her soft hair, the hagod is a signature move of the modern, independent woman. The hagod involves running her fingers through her hair – stroking it from the roots to the tips. Whether the hagod results in gathering locks to one side or letting hair naturally fall back into place, every modern woman knows that the hagod is only possible with hair that’s soft and manageable.

The hagod expresses her hair’s softness that lasts through the day, just like her feminine confidence. The hagod signals that she is ready to let her hair down and face whatever is coming her way. Her hagod-soft hair is a source of confidence, allowing her to effortlessly own her day.

As a fresh graduate stepping into a new career, she relies on her hair’s softness to impress her colleagues. As a night-shift worker in a fast-paced environment, she is assured of soft hair that lasts well into overtime. And as a hairstylist who can inspire confidence with a single cut, her hair embodies the softness that all her clients aspire for.

Palmolive Naturals Conditioner ensures her hair is always hagod-soft and hagod­-ready from day to night. Its formula, infused with 100% natural extracts and micro-moisturizers, penetrates deep into hair. With continued use, Palmolive Naturals Conditioner gives hair long-lasting softness, every woman will want to do the hagod from day to night. Plus, it has Palmolive’s signature, long-lasting fragrance, releasing an irresistible scent with every stroke.

As in hagod-softness that helps a fresh grad ace her interview, hagod-softness that lasts a call center agent well into overtime, and hagod-softness that makes a hairstylist someone you’d trust with your hair – ikaw, ano ang hagod mo?

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GCash Beep And Mastercard

GCash beep MasterCard brings modern payment solutions to everyday activities

 Filipinos, especially those who cannot be served by banks and credit card companies, now have access to modern payment solutions provided by GCash beep MasterCard which they can use for everyday spending and activities.
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Filipinos who sit more than 6 hours every day at risk of acquiring chronic diseases

Studies have shown that up to 70 percent of people spend their working hours sitting more than six hours per day, unknowingly putting themselves at risk for developing chronic non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and hypertension.

But lack of physical activity is not only occurring in the working population. According to Dr. Paul Quilino, Medical Affairs manager at Healthway Medical and wellness advocate, healthy sports and recreational activities are becoming less of the norm in our society regardless of gender and age.
It is widely accepted that physical activity plays a critical role in keeping one’s health and wellness in prime condition. In fact, Quilino stressed that an active lifestyle “promotes proper growth and development of the bones and muscles, helps burn stored energy, keeps cardiovascular system in tiptop condition, and helps improve overall physical endurance and agility.”
“This makes the shift to a more active lifestyle all the more important,” Quilino said. “Exercise and physical activity are probably two of the most cost-effective and significant factors that one can engage in, to help lessen the risk of developing chronic diseases. With this, Filipinos, regardless of their age, should keep a close watch on their sleep, diet, and exercise to meet in order to stay healthy.”

To ensure that Filipinos achieve the most desirable lifestyle, Healthway Medical—the most trusted and preferred mall-based clinics in the Philippines—promotes its Sleep, Eat Right, Exercise, and De-stress (S.E.E.D.) program to underpin the importance of an active and preventive healthcare especially to the working group.
According to Carmie de Leon, vice president for sales and marketing of Healthway Medical, exercise is always lauded as an effective tool in preventing all kinds of diseases. However, being active is not the sole factor that plays part in curbing a sedentary lifestyle.

De Leon said, “People who work eight hours or more daily have the responsibility take care of themselves in any way possible. Just like Dr. Quilino noted, taking the initiative to walk at least 20 minutes a couple of times within the week may help your body adapt to different physical activities. Eventually, you can slowly progress to brisk walking, then jogging, then running in greater lengths and frequency.”
When Filipinos adopt this routine, they may challenge themselves to add distance or intensify the workout until they finally get rid of such sedentary lifestyles, Quilino added.

Aside from moving a step closer to health and wellness, he said “the main goal in any ideal diet is to maximize intake of essential nutrients which are often found in fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and lessen intake of those which are known to increase our risk for chronic non-communicable disease.”
“Practically, the only way one will be able to follow such recommendations is by adapting and tailor-fitting these in their own socio-cultural preferences, as well as medical and physical needs,” Quilino added.

To further nurture one’s physicality, Quilino highlighted the importance of quality sleep in ensuring work productivity.

“In all ages, sleep induces secretion of certain chemicals in the brain, which in turn signals to the whole body to regenerate. And it’s not just the length of sleep we get butthe quality of sleep as well,” Quilino said.

Quilino added, “Some studies point to the benefits of early sleep (within the first 4 hours of sleep), deep sleep on the 5th to 7th hour and near waking. What we want to point out here is that to function normally awake, we also have to care about the amount and quality of sleep we get.”

Because of today’s generation’s affinity to digital gadgets, Quilino emphasized that these modern-day technologies play a greater role in affecting people in decreasing their time and interest in more physical recreational activities. Digital gadgets effectively decrease physical activity and also play a role in disrupting one’s sleep-awake cycle, reducing sleeping time, hence, a good way to achieve quality sleep is to “keep yourself from using your phone before you sleep.”

“Most mobile games aim to instantly gratify their users, and in effect, feed (and increase) their appetite to even play more,” Quilino said. “The unwanted contrast against playing outdoors becomes more magnified and feeds into the vicious cycle. Light stimulation (not necessarily the radiation) during the sleep phase of our natural sleep-wake cycle signals the brain to stay alert, and therefore, stay awake. With this, Filipinos should opt to minimize their gadget use especially when they’re hitting the bunk.”
De Leon, on the other hand, said that while sleeping, eating right, and exercising are important pillars in achieving wellness not only in terms of mental health but also physical and social well-being, it is also crucial to take a break once in a while to curb work-related stress.

“Work-related stress is the body’s common response when people are confronted with work demands that do not match their knowledge and abilities,” De Leon said. “Since it challenges their ability to cope, 75 percent of adults experience moderate to high levels of stress, which is quite alarming.”
She added, “People who work hard to give their families a more comfortable life also need to have that comfort for themselves. With this, they need to take a break from their daily routines and do something that de-stresses them,” De Leon said.

To know more about S.E.E.D., visit our Healthway Medical clinics at the Alabang Town Center, Edsa Shangri-la, Market! Market!, Festival Mall, Healthway Manila, SM The Block and Greenbelt 5 to know more about the Healthy Heart Package.
For more details, please contact (02) 751-4929 or visit www.healthway.com.ph.

Enjoy The Benefits of A Hot Shower

Having a warm shower after a long day is one of life’s simplest luxuries. There is something calming about taking your time standing under the flow of warm water.

 But did you know that there is more to showers than just washing away impurities and relaxing tired muscles? Other than being a regular part of our daily hygiene, taking warm showers can actually be considered a healthy routine. Here are four health benefits that will convince you to stay longer in the bathroom.

1. They are effective pick-me-uppers

Studies have proven that there is a science behind the calming qualities of warm showers. Showering with warm water helps with the production of oxytocin in the body, which is also dubbed as the love or bliss hormone due to its calming effect on behavior. So the next time you need fast relief from stress, run yourself a warm shower.

2. They help detoxify the body

Warm showers offer more than just stress relief. Evidence shows that this simple routine can help detoxify the body as well. The steam from hot showers opens pores and induces sweating, which then triggers the release of toxins.

3. They are an instant solution to a cold

Need instant relief for a cold? Hot showers are also an easy solution. Steam aids in moisturizing nasal passages which help with decongestion.

4. They give you better zzz’s

Warm showers also induce better sleep. Not only are they a treat in cold weather, they also trigger body temperature changes that promote better rest. Taking a shower with warm water before bedtime raises the body’s temperature, after which it will gradually lower once exposed to cooler air. This shift triggers the body to produce melatonin, which then cues the body to feel sleepy.

Taking warm showers are definitely a quick and easy option to enjoy these health benefits. For some though, the challenge lies in the very simple act of heating water. This shouldn’t be the case, especially with modern home technology taking the need for manual water heating out of the picture.

Global home appliance manufacturer Midea makes this easy with its line of water heaters that promise quick and safe heating without ballooning electric bills. Available in four models (Basic Single Point, Single Point with Pump, Single Point without Pump and Multi Point), this home necessity answers all the common water heating problems of households.

Midea, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of appliances, covers a complete range of products from electric kettles, washing machines, microwaves to large commercial air-conditioning systems. Thriving in over 150 countries, Midea has now arrived in the Philippines!

In partnership with Concepcion Industrial Corporation, Midea’s global strength in the appliance industry infused with CIC’s Integrity, Excellence and Total Customer Satisfaction give the world class brand a better understanding of the Filipino’s needs. This way, with Midea, the Filipino can live different, choose different.

Midea’s Water Heaters are equipped with safety sensors to ensure that they do not overheat, cause scalding and accidental electric shocks. They are also designed to be energy efficient, with a 10-minute shower costing a very affordable 8php in your power bill.

The Midea Water Heaters also promise instant and accurate heating performance through its advanced heating technology. No need for clueless estimates and long waiting times for the water to warm up; these units provide instant relief in seconds.

As simple as this daily routine is, it does provide grand benefits for the health and overall well-being. Just find the right home partner that can help you get the best out of your usual home showers.

To learn more about Midea’s water heaters and other home appliances, visit midea.com.ph or like them on Facebook for the latest updates at facebook.com/MideaPhilippines.

Power Over Cervical Cancer

 The power to protect yourself from cervical cancer is in your hands. Every woman— regardless of race, age, lifestyle or socio-economic status—is at risk. But it can be prevented. The World Health Organization recommends screening and vaccination as a form of preventive healthcare.
Our culture celebrates our women as selfless and who always put their families’ interest ahead of their own. While selflessness is naturally an asset, we also want to imbibe to our beloved women the values of resilience, self-confidence and self-appreciation as we envision them to realize the fullness of their womanhood.

  In this regard, leading research-based pharmaceutical company GSK continues to ramp up its cervical cancer awareness efforts with the patient—the woman—always a priority. In the Philippines, the Power Over Cervical Cancer campaign urges Filipinas to realize that they are empowered—that they can do something to prevent the disease from happening to them, so they can have the wonderful, meaningful and joyful life that they deserve.

The key thrust of GSK’s 2015 cervical cancer awareness campaign, Power Over Cervical Cancer, revolves around empowering women when it comes to preventing cervical cancer.
To further advance this advocacy to embrace more women across all demographics, the pioneering Power Wives will be the Seafarers’ Wives, who will undergo a program that will include sessions on personality development, image building, personal resilience, financial management and self-care.
To date, there are about 400,000 Filipino seafarers deployed who render themselves and their families at greater risk for several diseases and infections due to their working conditions. While they are striving for financial stability as their idea of a bright future, GSK wants to bring into their consciousness the value of preventive healthcare.

  On a national scale, Filipino seafarers onboard international fleets have greatly contributed to our social economic progress. Their foreign exchange remittances grow annually, notwithstanding that our seafarers comprise only 5 percent of the total OFWs working abroad. In 2014, their contributions amounted to USD5.6billion out of the USD24.3 billion dollars aggregate OFW remittances or more than 20 percent thereof. Currently, we are also ranked number 4 among the biggest shipbuilders in the world.

Shipping clearly moves the world. The underlying truth is that Filipino seafarers play a major role in the shipping industry as a whole, with 1 out of 4 seafarers onboard international vessels being Filipinos. This means they comprise 25 percent of the total global maritime professionals in the world.

“The significance of the Philippine maritime industry transcends both the global and national arena. Undeniably, 90 percent of world trade is still reliant on international shipping. This means that almost all the food we eat, clothes we wear, the things we buy, use, own, in one way or another, were shipped onboard vessels before they got to us,” stated Capt. Ronald SJ Enrile, Senior Vice-President Maritime Management of Philippine Transmarine Corporation, the country’s biggest shipping-employment agency. 

 Securing the OFW families’ future is important. The future should not only mean financial stability but also health and wellness among the family members. Therefore, the need for health checkups and vaccination becomes more imperative.

Cervical cancer is a major problem for Filipino women: it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among Filipinas, with seven dying of the dreaded disease every single day. What’s more worrying is that 2 in 3 Filipinas diagnosed with cervical cancer may die within five years, or up to 2,832 women dying in a year. In its early stage, it may have no signs or symptoms.

 Cervical cancer occurs when abnormal cells develop and spread in the cervix, the entrance between the vagina and the uterus. The human papillomavirus (HPV), a very common virus, is the necessary cause of cervical cancer. It has been shown that 99.7 percent of cervical cancer patients are positive for HPV infection. It is also estimated that up to 80 percent of women will be infected with HPV at some point in their lives. 

 While HPV is primarily transmitted via sexual intercourse, skin-to-skin genital contact is also a recognized mode of transmission,,. Beyond regular consultations and pap smears by your doctor, vaccines that protect against cancer-causing HPV are also now readily available.

The incidence of cancer-causing HPV infection is actually highest at the young ages of 15-19. This is why the World Health Organization Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (WHO-SAGE) on Immunization reiterates the importance of getting young girls protected through HPV immunization before their first exposure to HPV (i.e. before sexual contact), as young as 9 years old,.

Older women are just as susceptible. The risk of persistent infection with cancer-causing HPV (which is necessary for cervical cancer to develop) increases with age, and is highest when a woman is over 66 years old. Vaccination remains to be recommended for older women who did not receive it at an earlier age. However, screening continues to be encouraged among older women as a matter of precaution.

To know more about cervical cancer, visit the Pangarap Mo, Protektado page on Youtube containing various short filmes conveying how protecting oneself against vaccine-preventable diseases is one important step in the achievement of one’s dreams.

Araneta Center Christmas Tree lights up the Holidays

  A bright and merry Christmas season comes to the metropolis as the giant Araneta Center Christmas Tree lights up and brings a touch of festive magic to the holidays.


First installed 31 years ago by J. Amado Araneta, the dazzling structure is an iconic symbol of Christmas in the Philippines and its annual lighting ceremony signals the start of the holiday season.


 Standing 100 feet tall at the Gateway Food Park, the Araneta Center Christmas Tree attracts shoppers and sightseers alike with its spectacular display of glowing bulbs and beautiful ornaments.


 “It’s an annual tradition that shoppers and residents in the area look forward to because it signals the start of the season. It’s a colorful reminder of love, joy and hope that the season brings. For Araneta Center, we want to make it better than last year so we constantly challenge ourselves to make this annual tradition more joyous, festive and entertaining than the last,” says Jorge L. Araneta, president and CEO of the Araneta Group.  

 This year, the lighting of the Araneta Center Christmas Tree featured some of today’s brightest Kapamilya stars headlined by Vice Ganda. A dazzling fireworks display will also light up the sky to cap the festivity.


   Celebrating the Christmas spirit of giving and sharing, the Araneta Center also hosted a gift-giving activity for the children of Child Haus, a temporary shelter for underprivileged parents and their children who are undergoing medical treatment in Manila.

 Following the symbolic lighting of the iconic Araneta Center Christmas Tree will be tons of holiday-themed events at various venues inside the Araneta Center. The lineup includes the annual Belen Lighting at Farmers Market on November 12; Mall Christmas Tree Lighting at Gateway Mall on November 15, New Frontier Plaza on November 21 and Ali Mall on November 22; Christmas Caroling at the three malls starting on December 2; and the Santa Meet and Greet every weekend of December. 

The Araneta Center will also host many fun-filled events on Christmastime, including Disney On Ice Magical Ice Festival at the Big Dome and the Parolan bazaar at the Farmers Market.

 With plenty of Christmas and holiday offerings to enjoy, the Araneta Center is a must visit place to go with your loved ones this festive season! 

For more information on its Christmas activities, log on to www.aranetacenter.net or follow the official Araneta Center Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/AranetaCenter.

Leica Store Philippines celebrates its first anniversary

Leica Store Philippines celebrates its first anniversary with the launch of a new photo gallery and the new Leica SL camera. It is a month of triple celebrations for the premium German brand, Leica Camera in the Philippines. It was the same time last year when Leica Camera, the legendary German camera and sport optics manufacturer with over 160 years of heritage, opened its doors in Manila, Philippines. Since then, cameras that are designed after its founder Oskar Barnack’s philosophy of versatility, excellence and picture quality have become accessible to Filipino photo journalists, hobbyists and enthusiasts alike.

We believe that there’s more than meets the eye. There are stories and certain types of beauty that can only be recognized once they’re zoomed in or viewed from the lens—and it is what constantly drives Leica to innovate,” said Ivan Yao, Managing Director of Lucerne. “We are very happy to share this passion in photography with the Filipinos and being in Manila for a year now is indeed a great milestone,” he added.

Managing Director of Leica Camera Asia Pacific, Sunil Kaul says, “101 years of photographic history at Leica stands for generations of scientists and precision engineers who were never satisfied with anything that was only just tolerable. It had to be the best. German precision engineering and a worldwide ambassador for ‘Made in Germany’, Leica cameras attained the status of coveted collectors pieces and status symbols. I send only my best congratulations to Lucerne on an excellent job in providing a destination for photography enthusiasts to exchange and share their stores.

To celebrate the first year anniversary of Leica Store Philippines, the company proudly unveils the Leica Gallery. For the initial salvo, the gallery will feature Fade Into Light— a travel photography series by AP Murillo and Raul Echivarre, that perfectly captures the act of gathering fish in Currimao, Ilocos Norte.

Taking the celebration of art and photography to greater heights, the event will also coincide with the launch of the new LEICA SL. A mirrorless system camera that sets new standards in terms of speed, picture quality and versatility.

The vision behind Fade Into Light

Memories can be written or photographed, but not all are preserved for eternity. Some are ignored or often unnoticed, such as the seemingly mundane act of fishing using a net called Daklis— a long narrow, floating net mean to sieve the shallows for fish.

After chancing upon this activity in 2008, AP Murillo and Raul Echivarre have chosen to bring life to this overlooked subject through photography. Five years later, the works of these two photographers converge to form a series of hidden gems that a passing eye would have never caught.

About Fade Into Light

The title refers to a series of professions that are slowly waning into irrelevance. The first act of the exhibit focuses the spotlight on the heroic fishermen who want to give their children an entirely different future—something that no longer involves nets and long days in the sea.

Fade Into Light is a body of work that chooses to celebrate the beauty of an honest day’s work. It is a nod to the hard workers who have one way or another been part of a chain that has brought food to our table; and who are now in the process of embracing new tomorrows along with the demands of time.

Photography for a cause

Helping the residents of Currimao, Ilocos Norte prepare for a brighter future ahead, Leica Gallery’s Fade Into Light will have the artists sell their masterpiece for a cause. Proceeds will support the education of the fishermen’s children through the non-profit organization, Sitio Remedios Heritage Corporation.

A survey conducted in the said barangay showed that only 5% of the population afforded to go to college. To boost this figure, Sitio Remedios Heritage Corporation currently subsidizes the education of 25 and nine of them will graduate from college this academic year.

Funds that sustain this vision come from the operations of Sitio Remedios, a small bed and breakfast destination by the shores of the west Philippine Sea. Through this establishment, fisher folk and their wives also get to learn some housekeeping and hospitality skills.
Leica Camera on capturing the unforgettable moments

Creative director AP Murillo and management consultant Raul Echivarre, who are both members of the Camera Club of the Philippines, found the Leica M as an instrumental tool in achieving their vision for this project. “While its size and weight has been a factor in choosing this system, what really sets it apart from other compact systems is its ability to enable us to use rangefinder focusing,” said Murillo.

“The Leica RF system, paired with its high quality lenses, makes it a very irresistible proposition. RF focusing surprisingly yields very sharp results almost as if the images were manually focused. To use a different system is something that is unthinkable ever since we shifted to this 5 years ago,” added Echivarre.

Taking the quality of photos to a whole new level, Leica gladly presents a new addition to their very impressive portfolio of cameras—the Leica SL. It features an electronic viewfinder that utilizes EyeRes technology. With a latency time below the threshold of perception, an impressive resolution of 4.4 million pixels and a magnification reminiscent of a medium format camera, this electronic viewfinder offers an entirely new visual experience and numerous advantages: the final image is visible in the viewfinder before the shutter release is pressed, which enables optimum control over the final picture in any situation.

The Leica SL also has the high-performance Maestro II series processor that allows photographers to capture even the fastest-moving objects. Meanwhile, the 24 MP CMOS full-frame sensor guarantees impressive dynamic range, excellent contrast rendition, exceptional sharpness, the highest resolution, and noise-free images in almost all lighting conditions.

More than a professional still-picture camera with video recording capability, the Leica SL distinguishes itself as a fully fledged video camera. With its sensor and processor, the camera enables the production of professional videos in cinematic (4K) resolution.

“With a new camera in line, a gallery with inspiring artists and visions, we at Leica are very sanguine about celebrating more colorful years here in the Philippines,” said Edith Dychiao, General Manager of Leica Store Philippines.

 to annual sales and growth to the premium German technical luxury brand in Asia Pacific.
About Leica Store Philippines

Leica Store Philippines is the official distributor and retailer of Leica Camera products in the Philippines. The store is located at Lower Ground Floor, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City. For more inquiries, please contact +632 729 5567.

The Force is with Globe Telecoms

With the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December, Filipino fans are abuzz with everything Star Wars, with Disney Southeast Asia partner Globe Telecom offering a complete Star wars experience in and beyond the cinema.

Fans and communities all over the world are gearing up for the much-awaited release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.With a little over a month away before its premier in the Philippines, the Star Wars fever is definitely heating up with all the social media buzz and on-ground experience that Star Wars fanatics have been raving about.

Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu welcomed guests at the recently held Globe event where they announced their partnership with Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Leading the pack is the country’s purveyor of the Filipino digital lifestyle Globe Telecom, whose partnership with Disney Southeast Asia allows the leading telco to bring the Star Wars fever to a new level with a series of experiences and offerings in anticipation of the movie premiere this December.

Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu together with Senior Advisor for Consumer Business Group Dan Horan share the stage to reveal the exciting partnership of Globe and Star Wars as part of the telco’s major collaboration with Disney

Kicking off the excitement for Star Wars, Globe is transforming its Generation 3 (GEN3) stores nationwide into a Star Wars -themed hub with creative installations, exclusive Star Wars: Battle Pod arcade games, and premium collectible accessories, toys, gadgets up for grabs for all Star Wars fans.

Globe Head of Stores and Retail Transformation Joe Caliro dressed as a Jedi, introducing the Star Wars digital connectors that are exclusively available at Globe GEN3 stores

Starting November 4, 2015, customers can visit the Globe GEN3 store at Greenbelt 4 in Makati to check out the Star Wars displays, play a few rounds on the Star Wars: Battle Pod, and start an exclusive collection of Star Wars gadgets from the classics to The Force Awakens thematic designs. GEN3’s collection of Star Wars digital connectors and accessories include Darth Vader and Storm Trooper car chargers, Star Wars character flash drives, phone cases and power banks.

The Globe GEN3 store in Greenbelt 4, Makati was decked out in full Star Wars fashion – from games to gadgets – that customers will enjoy

“Our collaboration with Disney and its brands such as Star Wars allows us to bring more wonderful experiences to our customers: from exclusive theatrical releases to innovative offerings. As the Star Wars fever heightens in the Philippines, we want to ensure that we do not just give our customers exclusive access to the premiere but also transport them into the Star Wars galaxy. From arcade games like the Star Wars: Battle Pod available in our GEN3 stores to gadgets and toys such as the BB-8 Droid by Sphero as part of our digital connectors line-up, we want our customers to be part of a complete Star Wars experience with all these offerings,” said Dan Horan, Senior Advisor for Consumer Business at Globe.

Recently, Globe also announced the availability of the most in-demand Star Wars toy to date, the BB-8 Droid by Sphero, in its GEN3 stores. Through an exclusive deal with the industry-leading robotics toy company Sphero, Globe is the only telco company that carries this product in the country. Offered at P12,499.75, the BB-8 is iOS and Android-compatible, housed in a durable polycarbonate shell and boasts of a Bluetooth smart BLE connection of up to a 100-feet range.

The Globe GEN3 stores carry a wide array of exclusive Star Wars gadgets that customers can purchase such as flash drives, powerbanks, car chargers, and toys such as the BB8 droid and collectible Funk-O-Pop figures.

In May this year, Globe signed a comprehensive and multi-year collaboration with Disney Southeast Asia, giving customers access to video-on-demand, interactive content, theatricals, promotions and other related services across multiple devices.. Globe customers will now have access to an array of Disney content offerings including long- and short-form programming, interactive content and games, theatrical releases.

 Beyond the Box’s iPhone 6s Midnight Launch

We lined  up on November 5 at 11:00 pm at Century Mall Makati and waited at  the stroke of midnight on November 6.

   We were  among the first few in the country to get their hands on the iPhone 6s.We were the first to experience the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus and the big changes that come along with Apple’s latest iteration of their most coveted device!

We lined up for the event on November 5, 11:00 pm and got treats from their partners Krispy Kreme, Scout’s Honor, The Beef by Hole in the Wall, and Edsa Beverage Design Group. When the clock struck midnight on November 6, ardent Apple-holics and tech enthusiasts finally got their hands on Apple’s best iPhone yet!

 Some lucky guests who purchased a unit (or units) at the event were  given store credits worth PhP 1000 so they were able to deck out their new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus with the swankiest accessories.

Celebrities graced the event and got their units! I saw Gretchen Fullido and Alodia Gosiengfiao, and Carla Humphries was also there.

The price of iPhone 6s (Unlocked)
16 GB Php 37,990
64 GB Php 43, 990
128 GB Php 49, 990

Weight: 5.04 ounces (143 grams)
Finish: Silver, Space Grey, Gold, Rose Gold

Retina HD display with 3D Touch
4.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen
1334-by-750-pixel resolution at 326 ppi
1400:1 contrast ratio (typical)
A9 chip with M9 coprocessor
Touch ID fingerprint sensor
5 MP Face Time HD and 12 MP iSight Cameras
4K video at 30 fps
4G LTE & 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO

The price of iPhone 6s Plus (Unlocked)
16 GB Php 43, 990
64 GB Php 49, 990
128 GB Php 55, 990

Weight: 6.77 ounces (192 grams)
Colors: Silver, Space Grey, Gold, Rose Gold

Retina HD display with 3D Touch
5.5-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit widescreen
1920-by-1080-pixel resolution at 401 ppi
1300:1 contrast ratio (typical)
A9 chip with M9 coprocessor
Touch ID fingerprint sensor
5 MP Face Time HD and 12 MP iSight Cameras
4K video at 30 fps
4G LTE & 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO

Good news for major credit card holders as it is on 12 months 0% interest installment plan!

New Era of Viral Acts with Buzz Productions

A whole new kind of entertainment will grace the internet today with the launch of BUZZ PRODUCTIONS which will be producing online content that comes in different shows, genre and artists. Buzz Productions is a full-range digital production outfit that caters to different media needs, such as branding, events and video production, and in-house talent management. Backed by one of the country’s leading Digital Marketer Jump Digital Asia Mr. Jed Marcaida, Buzz Productions is managed and headed by writer-director Mr. Noel Escondo. 

 They are now growing in numbers in terms of views and fans who would like and share their content over on facebook. And with a Filipino appeal and content, it aims to get Filipinos all around the world connected with their productions. Initially they would stick with comedy first to get the attention of the public, and once established they will now move on to promote other titles which ranges from music, food, and news.

Based in Ortigas Center, Buzz Productions is also your newest source of news and entertainment for the social mobile age. From your home, to music and even short films, everything that our netizens have grown to love, we create contents that you want to share online.


Buzz Productions also produces digital content regularly through its online project, the “PalaBuzz” Facebook channels. “PalaBuzz” is a group of Facebook pages that focuses on content about different subjects in various digital media. Each page features content based on a general topic, theme, or subject.

The main page, “PalaBuzz Feed” is for funny, interesting and entertaining videos, “PalaBuzz Music” focuses on music-based content, “PalaBuzz Home” contains DIY (Do-It-Yourself) and life-hack tips, “PalaBuzz Shorts” is a channel for short films produced by independent film makers, “PalaBuzz News” is for current news and events, and “PalaBuzz Food” is for food-
based content and ‘PalaBuzz Music’ which features up and coming Filipino musicians.

The two-month old page of Palabuzz Feed already earned more than 3 million video views and gathered 10 million reach. It showcases original and user contents that provides total entertainment available online.


  Last October 15, Buzz Productions welcomed the newest members of their in-house talents. 

  This includes the premiere comedians, Chokoleit and Iyah Mina; the Youtube sensation, Bekimon; former G-Force member, Jan Stephen Noval; and commercial talent, VJ Mendoza. Buzz Productions will manage their presence online so expect more online videos and materials from them in the coming days.