Coca-cola Launches Coke Studio

Coca Cola launched Coke last Night, July 29, 2017 at SMX Mall of Asia studio to help the OPM and its industry to achieve and have their kind of experience needed by the New Generation singing Millenials who are going to be benefited and most likely new bands to have their new fresh touch of the real thing with regards to the technologies in sounds and digital media. The sounds of Pinoy music will get a refreshing taste as Coke Studio opens in the country, bringing a fresh experience for the local music industry.

The first of its kind in the country, Coke Studio is a music TV show that encourages collaborations among Filipino artists – bringing together different musical genres, the young and seasoned artists, and the mainstream with the indie. Coke Studio is a celebration of the rich diversity in OPM and the central unifying role of music among Filipinos.

“Coke has always been about encouraging personal expression among the younger generation of teens, and what better way to unite them but through a universal language, which is music. This is what Coke Studio is all about. We are making music our tool of choice to connect with teens,” said Stephan Czypionka, Coca-Cola Philippines Vice President for Marketing.

Coke Studio also serves as a stage that will showcase and highlight the wonderfully surprising new music that comes out from the collaborations between OPM legends and upcoming artists: Noel Cabangon, Curtismith, Moonstar88, Jensen and the Flips, Sandwich, BP Valenzuela, Gabby Alipe and John Dinopol of Urbandub, The Ransom Collective, Abra, Gracenote, singer-composer Ebe Dancel, Autotelic, Franco, and singer-songwriter Reese Lansangan.

Coke Studio is hosted by OPM powerhouse Raymund Marasigan and Buddy Zabala, both from Eraserheads – one of the country’s most iconic rock bands. More than just a TV show, Coke Studio brings the viewer to the real experience – giving a first-hand, front seat view of the collaboration and how each artist bares their soul in the performance.

“As soon as they started playing their instruments, they just forgot about everything else,” said Marasigan on the experience inside the Coke Studio. “And a great artist will really come out with something, will produce something! Some artists may have come unprepared, but once they were in there, they just brought it out.”

But the Coke Studio experience does not stop there. An interactive Coke Studio truck will roam around the country to give university bands an opportunity to perform and interact with the artists.
Coke Studio is also joining some of the biggest fiestas and festivals nationwide with the Coke Canreaoke – an interactive installation loaded with OPM hits for anyone who wants to showcase their singing prowess.
Coca-Cola Philippines recognizes the strong influence of music in the lives of Filipinos – a unifying thread that goes beyond language and dialect, political views and boundaries, and even religion.
With Coke Studio, Coca-Cola Philippines brings a new taste to the sound of Pinoy music.

Doña Elena brings the Flair and Passion of Origen Flamenco Show

Doña Elena, the leading brand of Mediterranean products in the Philippines, brings the famed Spanish dance group, Origen, to showcase a lively and passionate Flamenco performance. From the soul-baring music to the intensifying dance moves, Filipino audiences are set to experience an authentic flamenco performance inspired by the music of the legendary Paco de Lucia, a Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist, composer and producer. 

Flamenco is a climactic event that compellingly showcases a longstanding art form that features music as one of its rich elements. In Origen, the old and deep sound of the flamenco guitar, in the hands of Alberto Marín is united onstage to the characteristic flamenco sound of the flamenco singers and to the fineness of the flute. The music of the show does not only sound, it speaks and lives. The flamenco dancers, Cristina Carrasco and Javier Serrano, are the ones that culminate the performance with force, dedication and passion.

This exclusive Flamenco event showcases the Spanish heritage that anchors Doña Elena as a brand. As a trusted healthy partner that brings the heart of Mediterranean cooking into Filipino homes, Doña Elena’s product line, which includes olive oils, olives, capers, pastas and anchovies among others, enhance everyday meals into healthy and tasty dishes.

 As the number one brand of olive oil in the Philippine market, Doña Elena Olive Oil brings out irresistible aroma while retaining high levels of antioxidants like polyphenols and oleic acid. It is also a great source of Vitamins E, K, and A that helps to lower bad cholesterol level with benefits on cardiovascular health. Available in Extra virgin, Pure and Pomace, Filipino families are guaranteed to enjoy a healthy range of easy-to-do recipes that are made from 100% pure olive oil from Spain.

Without a doubt, chefs and home cooks continue to choose Doña Elena Olive Oil and the other Dona Elena Mediterranean products to make healthy dishes more delicious. In addition, the Doña Elena brand is truly an icon that guarantees excellence in quality and premium taste at a reasonable price.


Power Man Duathlon

An activity that is getting a lot of attention lately is Duathlon.What is a duathlon?
A duathlon is a competition that is composed of running and biking. The usual format for a duathlon is run-bike-run, meaning you start with a run, then transition to the bike, then transition back to running again. Your time starts when you start the race, and finishes when you cross the finish line. This means that the time it takes you to switch from running to cycling and back again is part of your race time. In the Philippines while a lot of people are into Triathlon its really mot an easy sport to commit too the trickiest part is finding a decent swimming pool to practice in.

So some are getting into Duathlon instead.

 Powerman Philippines Asian Championships Presented by Summit Drinking Water! Experience the biggest duathlon event of the country on October 08, 2017 at Clark Freeport Zone Pampanga as duathletes compete for the Powerman Classic (10km run-60km bike-10km run) and Powerman Short (5km run-30km bike-5km run)! Enjoy a 10% discount when you use the special code “PMPHSUMMIT” when you register from 12nn of July 19, 2017 to 12nn of July 20, 2019! What are you waiting for? Be part of the biggest duathlon event in the country!
Powerman Duathlon Pilipinas 2017 is a long-distance duathlon event that aims to raise the level of competition in the Philippine duathlon scene. This premier duathlon event will be held in Clark in the province of Pampanga, which is less than a 3-hour drive from the capital Manila. Organized by F&F International Events Group, the event offers a classic category with distances of 10-60-10 km (run-bike-run), a 10-30-10 km sprint and kid’s categories. The event takes place on October 8,2017.

Powerman Duathlon Pilipinas is a qualifying event for the 2018 Powerman ITU Long Distance Duathlon World Championships in Zofingen, Switzerland. The event welcomes professional and highly competitive age-group athletes, seasoned multisport athletes who want to take on a different challenge as well as beginner multisport athletes.

For more information, visit and follow @powermanph on social media!

A Salute to True Heroes

The act of daily commuting puts pressure on the hands and feet, and on the nerves. With the traffic and the sheer number of commuters out there, commuting conditions are far from ideal for nerves. Crowded vehicles, jostling for position in a full train, standing in a moving bus – these can all take their toll on nerves after some time. 

This is why Merck came up with its Neuropathy Awareness Campaign. This is in line with the company’s WE100 corporate vision of helping humankind live longer, fuller lives of quality and good health, and is intended to educate Filipinos on Neuropathy, its causes and common symptoms, and ways to prevent it from happening.

Merck Inc., maker of Neurobion, in line with it’s Neuropathy Awareness Campaign, recently launched the Nerve Therapy Trip, an upgraded bus ride for commuters that will provide special treats and also educate them about Neuropathy starting August 7 for 25 days. In photo are Merck General Manager Louie Roxas (middle), Merck Marketing Head Ming Cunanan (2nd from right), Neurobion Brand Manager Loy Dy-Buncio (1st from right) joined by (L to R) Ohdie Arce, Joy Cabrera, Dr. Digna Almeida and Maureen Javier.

This campaign brings the spotlight onto the everyday True Heroes, the men and women who work hard daily to take care of the people they care about.

 As Merck Inc.’s Head of Marketing Ming Arroyo-Cunanan put it, “The people who wake up extra early to commute, and then selflessly pour out all their time and energy just to provide for their families — these people are the True Heroes. To be able to work like this every day without complaint and hesitation is very admirable, more so, deserving of some kind of recognition.”   

Given the important role of these True Heroes in their families, they undoubtedly deserve recognition and care. These are part of the Neuropathy Awareness Campaign, in which people are urged to take care of their nerves so they can continue their important roles. Nerves deserve to be taken care of.

This comes amid the reality that, while damaged nerves repair naturally via regeneration, after a certain time (when approximately 50% or more of nerve tissue is damaged), the damage is permanent. This so-called “point of no return” makes early detection and diagnosis vital.  
The Neurobion Nerve Therapy Trip

 In line with Neuropathy Awareness Month, Neurobion decided to give these True Heroes a trip that they wouldn’t expect but most definitely deserve.

 Loy Juan Dy-Buncio, Neurobion Brand Manager, said “Neurobion wanted to do something that not only would spread awareness on nerve damage, but would also serve as a treat to those who are susceptible to it, and these are the working-class Filipinos.”  

 And with that, the Nerve Therapy Trip was born Launched recently, the Nerve Therapy Trip will provide an upgraded bus ride that keeps passengers relaxed as they head to and from work.

Neuro Motion

 The Nerve Therapy Trip will also teach them how to care for their nerves despite their busy lives with the Neuro Motion video, a collection of simple exercises that the regular person can perform on the way to work or even at the office. Video will be played during the Nerve Therapy Trip.

To experience the Nerve Therapy Trip for yourself, look for the Neurobion buses on the Alabang-Navotas route and vice versa for 25 days beginning August 7. Take a ride to #LoveYourNerves!

Own a Singapore Math Center by Investing in a Child’s Future 

If your goal in life is to create an impact in society, now is your chance to turn it into reality. Seriously Addictive Mathematics (S.A.M.), the internationally acclaimed math enrichment program from Singapore, is now available for franchise here in the Philippines.

S.A.M. is the only Singapore math program that is actually made in Singapore and taught in Singapore. It is an award winning program that offers Singaporean math through enjoyable and interactive methods. S.A.M. comes with a comprehensive worksheet program that intends to hone independent-learning. Carefully crafted, using the step up approach, it’s designed to reinforce the different mathematical concepts explored and boost the child’s confidence in mathematics. 

Venturing into S.A.M. is like investing in a child’s future. Aside from teaching Singaporean math, S.A.M. also grooms students to be future achievers as it fosters quality education and self-exploration.

Owning and running a S.A.M. may seem like a walk in the park for some, but it is the thrust of its founders to ensure a stable and sustainable business model through exemplary leadership. A franchisee must meet the necessary educational and professional requirements in order to own a S.A.M. franchise.

For a *minimum fee of PhP 136,000.00, one can already own a Single Unit Franchise which is valid for three years. The estimated set up cost composed of construction, training and other operational systems and equipment, including the franchise fee, will add up to roughly around PhP 350,000 – 900,000.00.
Franchisees and Trainers must undergo a comprehensive 6-7 day training program to ensure that they are able to deliver the curriculum and manage the center. There will also be regular audits and visits, individual franchisee and national meetings with the Singaporean Master Franchisee and team to guide them. Moreover, managing the business is made easier through the IT softwares OCTAL Trainers’ Management and ECOLE Administrative Systems, and of course, S.A.M.’s corporate support.

Enrich Asia, which brought S.A.M. to the Philippines, will soon open other educational programs in the Philippines such as Unique English Classroom and Robotics.

To know more about S.A.M.’s opportunity for franchisees, you may visit their website at and or call 0977-8239910 | (02) 964 9759.

About S.A.M.

Founded in 2010 by Samuel Chia and Lau Chin Loong, Seriously Addictive Mathematics or S.A.M. is a multi-awarded Singapore math enrichment program from Singapore for students from three (3) to twelve (12) years of age. S.A.M. is an international program with over 100 centres in 16 countries around world including USA, Australia and Canada. As long as the child can communicate, the child can start in S.A.M.

4 Fun Twists on a Princess Theme Ideas for a Little Girl’s Bedroom

4 Fun Twists on a Princess Theme Ideas for a Little Girl’s Bedroom

Princess and pinks are go-to interior design ideas for little girls. But, the problem is, not every little girl fits into that cookie-cutter princess image. So, here are a few ideas that give a fun twist on the princess image, but more modern for expressive, creative cuties.

The Punk Rock Princess

For some, punk is a lifestyle. For others, punk is a fun mash-up of cool colors and neat-o concepts that make an awesome interior design idea. This would be the latter. Think neon greens, solid blacks, and hot pinks, all splashed across a wall to represent the chaos and anarchy that is oh-so symbolic of punk. Deck the room borders with rhinestones, give your girlie space for her band posters, and let her rock out in a punk themed bedroom that lets her express her wild side.

The Classic Pretty-in-Pink Princess

Pretty-in-pink princesses are classics because they represent exactly what you think of when you think of a princess. So, pull out the tulle drapes in light pink, paint the walls in deep pink, and throw in a few champagne pink furnishings. The world can be her proverbial oyster. Give her a jewelry box of faux pearls, a bed with a canopy, and lots of space for dress-up playtimes in her royal gowns.

The Disney Princess

There are so many Disney princesses you can draw inspiration from here. You have the options of royals like Snow White and Cinderella, both of whom are classics in the Disney universe. Or, you could go modern with newbie princesses like Meredith, Rapunzel, and Tiana. Pick a palette inspired by the princess she loves, and do up her bedroom in those amazing colors. For example, Mulan would be a mix of teal, burgundy, seafoam green, and black.

The Tomboy Princess

Your tomboy could be any kind of go-getter girlie, from a skateboarder, to a basketball player, and every sporty, rockin’ sweetheart in-between. So, give her a room where she can be herself and express herself. Is she super-creative and imaginative? Paint one wall with chalkboard paint for her erasable creations. Does she love baseball with a passion? Make her a floating bookcase for all of her sports memorabilia. Whatever she loves, make her bedroom décor match up. You could even invest in custom, waterproof stickers with her favorite sayings, characters, or DIY doodles to decorate her walls.

Interior design is something anyone of any age can get into. And, when it comes to decorating her bedroom, you can bet your girlie would love to help out. So, to make her smile, run these princess-themed ideas past her the next time she wants a décor change.