Monday, July 31, 2017

COKE STUDIO - Taste the sound of Pinoy Music



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.

Noel Cabangon
Abra

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.

 Autotelic
 BP Valenzuela
 Franco
 Gab and John of Urbandub
 Gracenote
 Jensen and the Flips
Moonstar88 
Reese Lansangan
 Sandwich
Ransom Collective

Manila, July 29, 2017 – 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.

“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. 


“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.

 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.


The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands and nearly 3,900 beverage choices. Led by Coca-Cola, one of the world's most valuable and recognizable brands, our company's portfolio features 21 billion-dollar brands, 19 of which are available in reduced-, low- or no-calorie options. These brands include Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Dasani, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Del Valle, Georgia and Gold Peak. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, we are the No. 1 provider of both sparkling and still beverages. More than 1.9 billion servings of our beverages are enjoyed by consumers in more than 200 countries each day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com, follow them on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo, visit their blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com or find them on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company

Friday, July 21, 2017

Tinapay Natin Pinoy Bread Baking Competition is back for its second run this year

To continue celebrating the vibrant tradition of Filipino bread-making, the Tinapay Natin Pinoy Bread Baking Competition is back for its second run this year. With the support of Max's Corner Bakery and Pilmico, the competition vows to be bigger, better, and more inclusive. 

Over the years, Pinoy bread has become a reflection of our identity, and our people's history and affinity for food. Different bread variants, from the humble pan de sal to the merienda-favorite ensaimada, have become household staples and have played witnesses to countless family and community gatherings. 

Apart from enjoying the numerous kinds of bread that we have today, being familiar with our local bread culture's colorful history helps preserve its rich heritage. Understanding the stories behind each bread also heightens the sense of pride we have in local food. 


Calling Culinary Students and Passionate Home Bakers 


Tristan Aboitiz, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Pilmico, adds. "The entries that we received from last year's Tinapay Natin competition opened our eyes to the many colorful stories that go with each bread product, and this is a testament of how rich our local bread culture is. We hope that with this competition, we are able to encourage the public to keep the bread-making tradition alive, promote creativity & innovation among Filipino bakers, and of course, support the local bread industry just as much as we and Max's Comer Bakery do."" 

The contest once again invites student bakers all over the Philippines to create a beloved traditional bread, as well as to add their own twist to Pinoy favorites with their version of a modem bread. What makes this year's competition more exciting is that Tinapay Natin will be opened to all non-professional home bakers who want to share their own bread stories. 


Apart from the participants' technical skills, the individual stories of their bread entries will be an important component in selecting this year's winner. "We are a country who has had a long history of enjoying bread Even in Max's Corner Bakery and Max's Restaurant the first meal we offered was fried chicken with dinner rolls. It is our hope then that through this competition, our young ticiDants will be able to share the unique story of their bread creations. We want to know the inspiration, the struggles, and the hard work put into making it; shares Ariel P. Fermin, Chief Operating Officer of Max's Comer Bakery and Max's Restaurant. 


Cash prizes await participants with the most compelling bread stories and entries. This year's Tinapay Natin will be running from July to October 2017, with regional bake-offs happening in Baguio, Bacolod, and Davao. The winning bread will be awarded during the Grand Finals in Metro Manila in November, and will be made available through Max's Corner Bakery nationwide as a limited offering.


General Mechanics:

1. This competition is open to all Filipino citizens or legal residents of the Republic of the Philippines, ages 18 and above. 

2. Each team will be comprised of two members, who may represent a school; or braad baking hobbyists or enthusiasts, but not representing a commercial establishment. 


3. To join the TinapayNatin Pinoy Bread Baking Competition 2017, each team must submit their entry form and the bread stories for the following: 

  • A regional bread recipe representative of a local community/province/region 
  • A traditional bread recipe with a modern twist
4. Only 12 teams from each region will be chosen to Join the live regional elimination rounds which will be held on the following
  • September 30, 2017: Davao (Mindanao)
  • October 6, 2017: Bacolod (Visayas)
  • October 14, 2017: Baguio (Luzon)
5. The top two teams for each regional elimination round will be awarded gift certificates from Max's Restaurant. 

6. The six winning teams from the elimination rounds will advance to the Tinapay National Grand National Finals which will be held in November 16, 2017.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Queen of the Century Tuna Ms. Pia Wurtzbach as the newest ambassador

The Queen of the Universe is now also the Queen of the Century, Century Tuna that is, the country’s number one tuna!  Pia Wurtzbach – ever gorgeous TV host, model, and Miss Universe 2015 no less – joins Century Tuna’s outstanding roster of endorsers, as she appears in an all-new TVC that’s oozing with sexiness and elegance!

Pia first got bitten by the acting bug at the tender age of four, which later led her to join the Star Circle Batch 11, appearing in a string of television shows and movies. But her real break came when, in her third attempt, she entered the Binibining Pilipinas Pageant in 2015, the stepping stone to her most glorious achievement thus far: bagging the highly coveted Miss Universe 2015 crown – following in the heels of Gloria Diaz in 1969 and Margie Moran in 1973 – in what was a most contentious competition. 

Together with, of course, her ravishing looks---her poise, style, and grace—her talents and intelligence, it is Pia’s commitment to self-discipline and physical fitness — just look at her lean and Ultimate Superbody! — that brought her into the Century Tuna fold. 


In fact, with a help of a personal trainer, Pia heads to the gym regularly, where she engages in a combination of planking (the best exercise for a flat, toned stomach), tricep pull-downs (for well-defined arms as well as shapely biceps and triceps), as well as squats and lunges (for firm and strong looking legs).

Naturally, a healthy, balanced, yet satisfying diet comes hand in hand with her exercise routine. And for this, there’s nothing else but Century Tuna — the 100% winner in tuna — of which Pia has been a long time fan. “I have a busy schedule and always on the go so when I do have the time to grocery shop or prepare a meal, I make it a priority,” relates Pia, who, unbeknownst to many, studied culinary arts. “I like to enjoy food that keeps my energy levels stable, like Century Tuna.” 

“I’ve always been a Century Tuna girl! And this body you see is made possible by Century,” Pia continues.

“We’re thrilled to have Pia Wurtzbach in the Century Tuna family,” beams Greg Banzon, Century Pacific Foods, Inc. General Manager. “Pia is indeed ‘The Queen of the Century,’ the epitome of a multi-faceted woman who excels in a variety of fields while staying fit and sexy.” 

Because of Century Tuna’s versatility, where it can be used in a myriad of yummy and nutritious dishes, Pia need not deprive herself while becoming the ultimate superbod. After all, Century Tuna is made of 100% real tuna, rich in Omega 3 DHA, which helps you achieve a healthy and 100% winner superbody, just like hers!

No doubt, Pia Wurtzbach has become an inspiration to many and a true role model, the perfect embodiment of Century Tuna’s winning ways and her role as the new Queen of the Century! Hail to the Queen!


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Natural is the best de-stress reliever


 
Working without feeling tired is no easy task to do. It requires hard work and dedication which sometimes can be strenuous to achieve. Studies have shown that stress is commonly caused by interrelationships, such as having to deal with work issues and family-related complications. If left unresolved over time, it could lead to immune deficiency, which later on, might cause other parts of our body to show signs of disruption like hair loss.
 
Stress experienced by the body or beyond our coping resources could trigger hair loss symptoms, which, if not addressed properly, could result to early baldness. Worried about this? Fret no more. You can beat it simply by relaxing, eating or flexing some muscles.
 
Never underestimate the power of sleep. If you feel that you are over your head in dealing with anxieties, choose to rest it off for a while and recharge.
 
Many of us could attest to that. It’s like always autumnal equinox whenever we experience chronic hair fall, most especially at the prime of stress. At its peak, our white blood cells attack no less than the follicles, thus causing alopecia. What’s more, anxiety could drive your mane into a prolonged resting phase, which is called telogen effluvium.
 
Destress by watching stage plays like the timeless story of Tony and Maria and their fateful love affair as the electrifying classic WEST SIDE STORY. Read more on http://www.novuhair.com/2017/07/novuhair-natures-answer-to-hair-loss-supports-west-side-story-musical-at-the-theatre-solaire/
 
Eat more fruits and veggies. Having these as a staple in your diet will bolster your immunity from disease, which in turn, knock out stress. We can all benefit from the vitamins and minerals of the healthy food we consume.
 
It’s best to complement these simple regimens with a topical solution that’s safe to keep your crowning glory at its robust state. NOVUHAIR, nature's answer to hair loss, is made up of 19 natural ingredients that work in synergy to help remedy stress-related hair loss and promote healthy tress and scalp.
 
The challenge in preventing these mane problems is to keep your locks healthy with proper care and let it grow naturally sans subjecting your hair to temporary relief with the use of harmful chemicals. Go natural.
 
NOVUHAIR contains natural extracts, herbal oils and essences, such as lavender that is also known to relieve stress. It also has a scent that leaves a calming effect.
 
NOVUHAIR is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. For more information visit www.novuhair.com, like the brand’s official Facebook Page, Novuhair Official, and follow on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural. You may also call NOVUHAIR hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online through lazada.com.ph and regaloservice.com.
 
Let’s get physical to de-stress. It helps release endorphins, or what is known as the happy hormones, that can be beneficial in relieving the tension.
 
 


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Island Cove’s New Business Venture


 
Island Cove Hotel and Leisure Park is known to be the most sought resort in the province of Cavite. The company has provided leisure, relaxation and amazing dining experience to the  Filipinos in the past 20 years. As the company grows, new business developments are realized.
 
Since Island Cove is known for its events and functions, the company has opened its first ever food service solutions called Island Cove Food Services, Inc. (ICFS). ICFS provides catering service solutions for socials and corporate events held outside the resort, volume food preparation and delivery, pre cooked/ portioned food supplies and healthy meal plans.

 
Island Cove has seen the potential of sharing its expertise in the field of Hospitality Management to individuals who wish to polish their craft. Because of this, the company has decided to open its first learning institution - the International Skills Learning Academy or ISLA. ISLA offers TESDA courses (such as Housekeeping) and lifestyle courses such as Kiddie Cooking Class, Baking Class and Events Management. ISLA also offers FoodSHAP Food Safety courses. Completers of the course will be accredited as licensed food handlers by the Department of Health.

 
Island Cove is also very much excited to address the laundry service needs of the nearby hotels and accommodations as it offers its own Laundry Service. The Island Cove Laundry Service offers state of the art industrial sized washers, ironers and dryers that are managed by experts in the field of Housekeeping and Laundry Service.
 
To know more about Island Cove’s new products, you may call: (046) 434 4313 or 0917 706 1406.
 


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

SONY INTRODUCES THE NEW 4K HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE TV - THE BRAVIA OLED A1 SERIES


The future of TV is Sony and with the BRAVIA OLED, you will never look at TV the same way ever again.


MANILA, Philippines | 4 July 2017 - TV viewing will never be the same again as Sony Philippines introduces the new 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) television series designed to deliver an exceptional brightness range and higher contrast. The new BRAVIA TVs make the best use of 4K HDR content with the combination of their unique image processor and display device technologies.


BRAVIA OLED's innovations do not end with incredible picture performance. The A1E series is the world's first large screen which can emit its great sound from the screen itself. Taking advantage of the OLED's backlight-less structure, Sony developed a new Acoustic Surface™ technology which can emanate sound directly from the screen itself. This allows a perfect unification of picture and sound unattainable by conventional TVs. It produces a wide sound and image synchronization even off to the sides. Together with OLED's exceptionally wide viewing angle, the A1E series offers unmatched visual and aural experience regardless of viewing position. 


The world of HDR has been greatly expanding with the advent of video streaming services, 4K UHD Blu-ray, and recently with PlayStation®4 gaming. Now more than ever before, accurate image processing is playing a crucial role in delivering a dazzling picture according to the filmmakers' or game developers' intentions.

In order to provide a wider selection of 4K HDR displays, Sony brings in the 4K HDR OLED TV as the BRAVIA OLED in 65" and 55" Class Models. The A1E series offers a totally new visual experience with combination of superior picture quality of OLED, with its unique cutting edge form factor.


The Acoustic Surface™ technology lends to cutting-edge design of the A1E series by doing away with conventional speakers usually located around the TV. The result is unique stand- less form factor with no distraction from the picture.

The new A1E series will additionally support Dolby Vision™ the HDR format from Dolby laboratories which when paired with sony's unique technologies further enriches the visual experience.

As TV can also be a work of art in the living-space context, Sony has brought that idea to fruition with a new, innovative TV design for the A1 E series that inhabits the space with an artistic ambience. As Sony started formulating concepts for a simple, minimalist aesthetic in the One Slate mold, the OLED display technology has put all the different functions within the screen itself—and that would eliminate the need for distinct elements like speakers, a bezel, or a stand.



'Sony is always at the forefront of innovation and we lead the future of television by bringing the new range of 4K HDR TVs, especially the Sony BRAVIA OLED TV. We want to elevate 
TV viewing experience and bring reality right in the comfort of your own home, with enhanced brightness and contrast features. The colors are more vivid and the sounds are clearer than ever before. Your TV experience with Sony will be unbelievable, and it will change the way you view TV," said Nobuyoshi Otake, President and Managing Director, Sony Philippines.

He added, "Thanks to OLED's over 8 million self-illuminating pixels, the A1E series brings a significantly enriched visual experience with unprecedented black, authentic color, blur-less 
image and a wide viewing angle. The X1 Extreme precisely controls the tremendous number of pixels and extends the capability of OLED to deliver an exquisite 4K HDR picture."



For the audio, the sound is incorporated into the screen using new sound technology that generates sound through vibrations in the display itself, consolidating the visual experience and the aural experience into a single slate. The TV has a sleek, natural presence in wall- mounted configurations so the overall structure was kept with a primary display slate and a support slate on the back. 

Picture, sound, and design aesthetics—when you bring those three components together into a unified whole, you've got all you need. It's the purest One Slate experience possible.

Ultimately, Sony continues to bring excitement to customers through the enrichment of visual expression by incorporating a powerful mix of display device technologies with its own image
processing technology. 


About Sony Corporation

Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, game. communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and w-line businesses. Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately US$68 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31. 2015 Sony Global Web Site: https://www.sony.net



Jollibee's 1000th Store finally open at BGC Triangle

“Reaching 1,000 stores is a special milestone especially in an industry as competitive as ours. Jollibee’s growth and success over the years is largely due to the fruitful partnerships we’ve made and nurtured with our franchisees, and the support of the local government units where we operate, as well as our various business partners. These, together with the patronage of our loyal customers, are among the reasons why Jollibee is where it is now—the number one and most loved fast-food chain in the country,said JJ Alano.   


1,000 stores and counting
Perhaps one of the grandest and most anticipated events in Jollibee history, the 1,000th milestone store opening is a month-long celebration packed with exciting activities for loyal Jollibee fans. From the Libreng Sakay around BGC to the grand store reveal and promos on opening day, patrons can look forward to enjoyable new experiences in the days to come.

As the doors of the 1,000th store finally opened to the public, celebrity guest and Jollibee endorser,Anne Curtis, happily served excited customers at the dine-in and drive-thru counters, while Jollibee and squad entertained event-goers through a friendly, energetic showdown with the UPeepz. 

A star-studded surprise also awaits unsuspecting customers as more Jollibee endorsers, including James Reid and Nadine Lustre, Bailey and Ylona, Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto, Jasmine Curtis, Jodi Sta. Maria, and the Legaspi family, are scheduled to visit the Jollibee BGC Triangle Drive branch during the month-long celebration.

Limited edition travel mugs, designed by TeamManila Graphics Design Studio, are also up for grabs, as well as a special Chickenjoy bucket-inspired tissue holder. Jollibee dolls will also be given to the first 1,000 customers for every purchase of a Chickenjoy bucket, while 10 lucky diners—one for every 100th milestone store—will get a whopping one-year supply of Chickenjoy. Jollibee customers can also enjoy the exciting line-up of promos and giveaways. From July 4 to 6, Grab riders heading to the 1,000th store can get a P100 off on Grab car or Grab share fares by using the promo code “JB1KSTORES”.

1,000 Reasons to be thankful 
To kick-off the celebration, Jollibee hosted a store blessing ceremony attended by valued business partners, government officials, and other special guests. Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) Chairman Tony Tan Caktiong, JFC Chief Executive Officer Ernesto Tanmantiong, JFC Philippines Country Head Joseph Tanbuntiong, and Chief Global Real Estate Officer William Tan Untiong unveiled the 1,000th store commemorative marker. This was followed by the ribbon-cutting ceremony and official store blessing led by Jollibee Philippines President JJ Alano with Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano, Department of Trade and Industry Undersecretary Nora Terrado, Ms. Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, and Jollibee BGC Triangle Drive Restaurant Manager Sharon Morendo.

“Many say that Jollibee is more than just a fast food company. Yes, it is the home of the famous Chickenjoy and other great-tasting products. But more than that, it has been a part of Filipinos’ lives for generations,” said JJ Alano. “It has become synonymous to joy, family and cherished traditions.”

To further build on its Farmer Entrepreneurship Program (FEP), Jollibee Foods Corporation, through the Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF), is investing P10 million in a program that will educate and train 1,000 young farmers on agro-enterprise management, in partnership with academic institutions, NGOs, Local government units, and Social Enterprises across the country. This was symbolically presented by JFC Chairman Tony Tan Caktiong and JGF President Grace Tan Caktiong to Rowell Lopez and Lawrence Catabay, young farmers from Ilocos and Pangasinan who directly supply JFC through FEP. Implemented by JGF, FEP is one of the programs that aims to help Filipino families put food on their tables.

The store blessing program culminated in Jollibee’s well-loved tradition. “Here’s a toast to celebrate Jollibee Philippines’ 1,000th store milestone! May we continue to make Jollibee a source of pride, hope and joy for our fellow Filipinos here and across the globe!” said JFC CEO Ernesto Tanmantiong as he led the Chickenjoy Toast.

World-class Filipino singers, Morissette Amon and Darren Espanto, concluded the program with an electrifying performance of the Jollibee anthem, “Ang Sarap, Ang Saya Maging Pilipino”, adding a lasting inspirational tone to the joyful atmosphere.


From traditional to “modern tropical”
Jollibee’s 1,000th milestone branch in BGC Triangle Drive is the sixth Jollibee store in Bonifacio Global City and the 16th in Taguig. It features the latest modern tropical design concept that’s expected to appeal to customers of all ages, has a seating capacity of 350 people, and two (2) spacious and beautifully-decorated party areas that give-off a hip and refreshing vibe with colorful sets of furniture.

Creative murals also give the milestone store engaging and contemporary feel, starting with a 27-foot long drive-thru Jollibee Pinoy Art containing images of the Philippine Eagle, the carabao, and the sarimanok grabbing some Chickenjoy to bring home, while another artwork welcomes visitors to “a world of joy” at the parking entrance. Indeed, from the exterior down to the details, the 1,000th store is set to enhance the overall dining experience of customers. 

The country’s number one fast-food chain celebrates its biggest milestone to date with the opening of its 1,000th store in the Philippines at BGC Triangle Drive in Taguig City. 

The well-loved Filipino brand has come full circle, from the time that it opened its first store in the late 1970’s with a modest ice cream parlor in Cubao, to becoming one of the most successful and reputable Filipino brands, and to date, Asia’s number one QSR brand.

Prior to the #Jollibee1000Stores milestone celebration, the brand began its journey across the nation to set the stage for this momentous day. From Davao City to Guagua and Mexico in Pampanga, Binangonan in Rizal, Manila’s North Harbor, Bauang in La Union, Mandaue City in Cebu, Boracay Island in Aklan, and Atimonan in Quezon, culminating with the opening of store number 1,000—Jollibee BGC Triangle Drive. 

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