Wednesday, November 24, 2021

San Juan City’s BJMP showcased their craftsmanship in their Parol-Making Project, the chosen beneficiary of Sterling Bank of Asia (SBA)

Sterling Bank of Asia (SBA) CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) program, “Kind Heart Gives Campaign” has chosen San Juan City’s Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) as one their beneficiary for this year.


Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDL) of San Juan City’s BJMP showcased their craftsmanship in their parol-making project, which also serves as an opportunity for them to support themselves and their families financially. The “parol,” which is one of the most iconic symbols of Filipino Christmas, is a staple decoration in most houses.


“The parol is a great expression of the Filipinos’ faith and hope, We’d like to take this opportunity to extend our support to the PDL’s of San Juan City as we move towards a brighter Christmas celebration in these challenging times”— Cecilio San Pedro, SBA’s President, and CEO.




In photo (L-R): Raquel Bumbay, VP-Marketing; Arlene Siongco, VP-Compensation and Benefits, Ethel Peralta, VP-Management Support Services; JO2 Karl Julius C. Leano, BJMP representative; and Dan Guevara, VP-Center for Learning



During the announcement of the activity, Sterling Bank of Asia employees also ordered their own parols to bring home and hang in their homes. “It is inspiring to see how our fellow employees happily bought their own parols as a way of helping these persons deprived of liberty, from a company-led initiative, our fellow employees voluntarily involved themselves in the project,” said Dulce Edillor, SBA’s Human Resources Group Head.

To know more about Sterling Bank of Asia, visit http://www.sterlingbankasia.com.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Wishcovery Originals grand winner Peniel Roxas wins Lumina House and Lot

Singer-songwriter Peniel Roxas has finally made her dreams come true. As the grand champion of Wishcovery Originals, she just won P1 million cash, a recording contract, a brand-new car, and a house and lot from Lumina Homes.

Wishcovery Originals is a Wish 107.5-produced competition for talented Filipino singer-songwriters. 



"I just want to thank my family, my friends, and everyone who found my music, listened to my music, or found something special in me because most of the time, I don't think I deserve it. Thank you, thank you so much for seeing me and seeing my music," Roxas said in her speech. 


Roxas, along with her fellow finalists, showed off their singing and songwriting chops in front of 800 people at the LausGroup Event Center in Pampanga. 


Strict health and safety protocols were implemented throughout the show. Prior to the grand finals, the contestants, staff guest performers, including Juan Karlos Labajo, Oh, Flamingo!, and Mayonnaise, and the audience members tested negative for COVID-19.


The live performances of the finalists composed 80% of their final score, while the remaining 20% came from the total number of views in their Wishclusive videos. The power-viewing period took place from October 25 to November 5.


The panel of judges was comprised of Mayonnaise's Monty Macalino, Jungee Marcelo, and Jay R, who kept in touch with the contestants through a virtual setup. 


Since the lockdowns started, the Wishcovery Grand Finals marks the first time performers and a sizeable audience gathered for an in-person musical event in the country.


A peek into Peniel's Lumina house and lot

Roxas is set to move into her new home at the Aimee home. One of Lumina's best-selling rowhouses, Aimee features a 22-square-meter floor area on a 36-square-meter lot.


It includes a living area, dining and kitchen, one bedroom provision, one toilet and bath, and a service area. 


Roxas also has a chance to choose a location from any of Lumina Homes' available locations nationwide! Lumina has over 50 developments in key locations across the country: Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pangasinan, La Union, Cagayan, Isabela, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon, Camarines Norte, Albay, Sorsogon, Iloilo, Capiz, Cebu, Negros Occidental, Agusan del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Bukidnon, Misamis Occidental, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and South Cotabato.


For more information and announcements, follow @luminahomesofficial on Facebook or visit Lumina Homes’ official website at www.lumina.com.ph.





Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Powering up essential workers with Sting Energy Drink

The pandemic clearly showed us that not all heroes wear capes. We have our economic frontliners who make our lives easier and safer. They are the delivery riders, construction workers, and market vendors, among others.





As the most festive season of the year nears, essential workers prepare for busier days ahead. They expect larger volumes of delivery, more traffic in grocery stores, and higher demand for their services. To get them going through their day, they need a little boost from energy drinks.


Sting is one of the energy drinks known and well-loved among Filipino essential workers.

It is a product of Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI), the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages in the country.


Sting helps build stamina needed to last a long and tough day. It sharpens the mind and body to endure taxing situations. 


As we enter the last quarter of the year, we hope to power up our economic frontliners through Sting. Their commitment to their jobs, despite the threat of the pandemic, is commendable. PCPPI, for its part, continues to produce beverages that are not only refreshing, but energizing as well, said PCPPI president and chief executive officer Frederick D. Ong. 


Sting is a refreshing energy drink that gives one a positive kick. It comes in strawberry flavor in 300ml and 330ml bottles. It is available in supermarkets, groceries, convenience stores, and sari-sari stores nationwide. 


PCPPI is also the exclusive manufacturer of well-known beverage brands in the Philippines including Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton, Mug, Premier, Milkis, and Aquafina.



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About Pepsi Philippines

 

Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) is the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages & snacks in the Philippines, with a relationship spanning 70 years. PCPPI is a listed company in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE: PIP) with Lotte Corporation which is a holding company of Lotte Chilsung Beverage, one of the biggest beverage .

Friday, September 24, 2021

Newsreels – The next TikTok, But for News Watch top news videos, curated for you!

The app development powerhouse behind Newsreels has done it again. Revolutionizing the traditional has always been part of their DNA. And this time, they took the notoriously rigid and conventional news format to the next level by creating an app that delivers 100% accurate news, up to 20 times faster.






With its two trailblazing news formats – reels and bullets – everyone can get to know more updates, in no time at all.


This is the future of news. Welcome to Newsreels.


While a conventional news app shows its collection of headlines with full articles, Newsreels introduces a game-changer in the news industry through its bullet summarization engine. Readers get to save precious minutes by getting just the important bullet points from the news they want.


To make things a whole lot better, modern readers get to enjoy informative news content in trendy reels format. Now, users can simply swipe across an endless stream of news reels. Living with its moniker, Newsreels has jazzed up the interface with a video-upload feed for the users, much like Instagram or TikTok. This is another unique feature that cashes in on the younger generation and offers them digestible, up-to-the-minute news.


On top of that, Newsreels covers a wider spectrum of publishers - right from the regional/local level to the global news houses. Truly, nothing comes close when it comes to the sheer volume of their partner publications.


The app goes further by giving content creators the option to collab with the app, letting them use it as a publishing platform to reach more audiences. For an app born out of the innovation surge during the 2020 pandemic, Newsreels is the much needed power-up of both emerging and established news outlets.


"It is our answer to the growing need of the public to have a one-stop news portal to get all the relevant information they need, be it for COVID-related topics or absolutely anything they want, without having to jump between apps and news sources," says RJ David, the team’s Product Innovation Officer.


Gone are the glory days of the plain vanilla newsreader apps. The readers today are smart: we want more; we want better, quicker. And we want it how we like it. Newsreels has quashed the "same-old, same-old" monotony of current affairs through its contemporary, made-to-order, openly inclusive news aggregation platform. The era of engaging, on-point, choice news is in.


You are cordially invited to experience the future of news. And the future is now.


Welcome to Newsreels.


To know more about Newsreels or to download the app, please click here. You can also follow the company on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok. For partnerships related queries, you can contact them at partnership@newsreels.app.

Friday, September 17, 2021

What Makes a Sweatshirt Essential in Your Life?

There are many people who like to keep up with the current fashion trend and they buy a stylish clothing items like a sweatshirt to look good and feel comfortable. 
The sweatshirt is a very popular piece of clothing that a lot of people are wearing in order to keep warm. It is in fact one of the most popular apparel items that people from all over the world are wearing. They come in different styles, colors, and sizes. Although the name implies some sort of physical activity, sweatshirts can actually be worn on any occasion due to the fact that they can be very stylish and simple.

Check out these hbcu sweatshirts that offer hbcu hoodies, collegiate hoodies, college sweatshirts, sweatshirts, university sweatshirts and so much more. HBCU means Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) were established to serve the educational needs of black Americans. ... As a result, HBCUs became the principal means for providing postsecondary education to black Americans but they ensure that qualified applicants of any color are accepted and most top institutions actively recruit minority students.




HBCU clothing isn't just a statement. It's a testament, a vibrant ideal, and an expression of respect as well as hope. So, find a crew, a hoodie, a jacket, shirts and dresses, sweatpants, and more to represent the three pillars of the culture while giving back to the colleges that shaped you.

It is a common notion that sweatshirts are worn during cold seasons. However, when some trends keep dominating the market and fashion, sweatshirts can now be worn even on regular days to enhance one's fashion sense. Yes, a sweatshirt is now being used to improve one's appearance when he or she goes out in public.

You may also consider these factors when buying sweatshirts.
The material, choose light materials and which are not harmful to sensitive skins. 
The size, don't buy sweatshirts that are too large for you. They will make you look heavy and fat. Your curves won't be emphasized and you will end up being uncomfortable in wearing your sweatshirt.
The design, If you are not convinced with the designs in your local retail outlet, better go online and visit some sites that design sweatshirts for customers. They are great when it comes to giving a vibrant and customized look to your sweatshirt.

Sweatshirts are a very common piece of clothing nowadays, enjoy, be fashionable and it makes you look cooler.  

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

A Checklist To Basic Home Repair Toolkit

Owning a house comes with plenty of repair needs too! After some time, your home will need repairs, especially for roofing, plumbing, and electrical. If you only need some simple repairs, don’t call for a specialist yet and try to do it yourself. 


To accomplish simple house repairs, it’s important to have the right tools! From pliers to hammers, here’s a short checklist to have your own basic home repair toolkit.


This isn’t a complete and one-size-fits-all list. Some larger and newer houses may need more because the installed systems are more complex.


  • Hammers and wrenches

  • Different sizes of nails

  • A set of screwdrivers (both flathead and Phillips)

  • Different sizes of screws

  • Tape measure

  • Hand saw

  • Rulers and levels

  • A set of pliers (Long nose, cutting, wire stripper, etc)

  • Small ladder


What are simple repairs that you can do yourself?




With these tools at your home, there are plenty of easy repairs you can do! From tightening loose screws to changing light bulbs, here are simple house repairs that you can do yourself.


Squeaking doors


While this may not be a big nuisance, a squeaking door can get to your nerves. If they’re a bit loose, use the appropriate screw-head to tighten them. If they start to build up rust, change the screws one by one so you don’t have to loosen the door at once.


Loose knobs


Cabinets, cupboards, dressers, or any kind of knobs can loosen from constant opening and closing. Before they loosen completely, tighten the bolts. Simply use the appropriate screwdriver to make sure knobs are bolted properly.


Changing light bulbs


Changing busted light bulbs is easy. However, it can be if you stand on an unsteady base. Use a small ladder and make sure you lay it out properly. While you can change the bulb even if the switch is on, it’s advisable to turn it off — just to be sure!


Get a home with quality fixtures with BellaVita


It’s a hassle to fix furniture, fixtures, and cabinetries as soon as you move in. That’s why it’s important to purchase a home that promises quality craftsmanship — from noticeable things like the color of the paint, tile work, and the quality of design to small things like knobs, light bulbs, faucets, and cabinetries.


With BellaVita, you can guarantee the quality of your home. BellaVita Sakto Gusto mo, Sakto Sa’yo! For more inquiries about BellaVita homes and locations, visit BellaVita, or send a message through Facebook.



Monday, June 28, 2021

Flaunt Your Pride with Pantene

The freedom to fully express one's identity without fear of judgement is the fruit of years of fighting for equal rights and representation, and every June, we celebrate how far we've come with LGBTQIA+ Pride month.  

It takes courage to embrace your truth and tell your story to the world. That's why it's important to put the spotlight on those who have already found the courage and confidence to flaunt their pride, so that they can inspire others to do the same —  just like these strong women.  

Mela’s journey to womanhood began with her hair. After years of wearing synthetic wigs or putting a bath towel over her head, she finally let her hair grow long. “At first, I tried to joke about it, “Ma, pagbigyan mo na ako! Rocker na ako ngayon!” She shared on her Instagram post. As time went by, she realized that having straight, smooth, and jet black hair felt right. “I was meant to rock my hair with confidence.”

She found pride in her crowning glory and made sure to give it the proper care it needed. “… Everytime people complimented my hair, my honest, consistent, and confident reply has always been, “Alagang Pantene yan!”, Mela proudly shared in her Instagram post. “I have always flaunted my hair with pride because [it] reflects my journey to being the free and authentic Mela that I am today. As a proud trans woman with feminine expression, my hair has been my source of power. And that’s definitely Salontastic!”


“As a member and supporter of the LGBTQIA+ community, I, too have my own journey in raising my voice for my happiness and myself.” Chezka shared on her Instagram. 

Chezka, like many others, was afraid of how her family and friends would react to her identity. So, she joined predominantly female activities like modelling and beauty pageants as she tried to figure out how she wanted to present herself. Later on she realized that she wanted to express herself physically as a woman, “…and that’s why I started growing my long straight hair with Pantene. Because Pantene has always been there in helping me feel stronger and Salontastic! Flaunt your #Pride with Pantene. I’m truly thankful for my community in helping me understand them and myself. Know that you are not alone and that we are heard.”


Allies also play a role in helping make the LGBTQIA+ community a safe space by fostering a culture of acceptance and respect, and advocating for equal rights and opportunities.

Gabbi, an ally, shows her full support for the LGBTQIA+ community in her Instagram post. “I’ve always been a proud supporter ever since I was young. I believe that everyone should be treated with love and respect. There is definitely no room for hate in this world! Everyone can be Salontastic regardless of gender!”

Let your hair take pride and flaunt it with Pantene Miracle Conditioners. With Pantene Keratin Straight Miracle Conditioner you can help reduce frizz for that sleek, straight look. While with Pantene Collagen Miracle Conditioner, you can turn dry, frizzy hair into shiny, Salontastic hair.*

Both conditioners are formulated with a blend of Pro-Vitamin B5, with special ingredients like Miracle Serum, real Collagen, and Keratin straighteners that moisturize hair and help strengthen hair against damage* to give you everyday #Salontastic results. 

Take pride in your hair and get that #SalontasticTransformation with Pantene. Explore more from Pantene’s wide range of haircare products through the P&G Shopee Mall store.