Switch to Watsons Label to Save on The things that Matter Most

This 2016, Watsons further rewards its smart shoppers who make the SWITCH and SAVE with the SWITCHER’S SURPRISE campaign.

The Watsons Switcher’s Surprise campaign brings to life the idea that by switching to the Watsons label, customers are able to save money for things that they really want or that matters the most to them.

On January 26 and January 28, several shoppers at the SM Mall of Asia had a double surprise waiting for them simply by making the switch and choosing Watsons Label products. These include a wide range of selected products from personal care to generic medicines like Watsons Glutathione, Watsons Travel Hair Dryer, Watsons Argan Oil Hair Conditioner, Watsons Body Scrub, Watsons Collagen, and Watsons Breath Strips, among others.

During designated hours of the day, shoppers who pick up specially marked Watsons Label products instantly get the chance to win fabulous prizes, such as a flatscreen TV, a Macbook Air, and a trip for 2 to Hong Kong!

The lucky shoppers were guided to a specially designed booth where they get their surprise a most coveted prize personally handed by celebrity endorsers Lorna Tolentino, Iya Villania, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Patty Laurel-Filart and Christian Bautista.

“On top of the savings they get from purchasing Watsons Label products, our loyal shoppers have also gotten used to receiving cute items and tokens, so this year we decided to raise the stakes and reward them with something truly unforgettable,” says Karen Fabres, Group Marketing Manager of Watsons Philippines

“Could it be a weekend staycation, airline tickets, maybe a shiny new gadget or phone or it could be the luxury item they have long been saving for, that is what makes the Switcher’s Surprise even more exciting,” adds Fabres.

“Our customers shop at Watsons to save on the things they really want in life, but with the Switcher’s Surprise promo, they might just bring home that thing they’ve saving up for but with a single purchase,” Fabres says. “It’s definitely a lot easier to enjoy what life has to offer when you choose to Switch and Save the Watsons way.” Continue reading

Who Says Money Can’t Buy Love? “Millionaire Matchmaker” Unveils Its 8th Season

Guilty pleasure smash hit The Millionaire Matchmaker is on its 8th season. The show follows Patty Stanger, the owner of “Millionaire’s Club,’ an upscale dating service that operates out of Beverly Hills.

This is a no-holds barred, intriguing glimpse at how the rich and (or) famous find love with the help of experts. It seems that even if one is too busy to find love, you can at least pay someone to do it for you.

Patti counts in her circle of clients and experts celebrities like Rozonda “Chili” Thomas (of the 90’s smash girl R&B group TLC) and designer Kristin Cavallari. She gets some new blood in Candace Smith, a new member of her team who serves as Director of Recruiting and an old friend reappears in David Cruz, who returns as Director of Matchmaking. Continue reading

Midfield Boss Mesut Ozil Showcases Accuracy and Precision in The New Ace 16+ Purecontrol

adidas stars all over the world are now bossing the game in the ACE 16+ PURECONTROL.

In a new video clip released by adidas, the German playmaker takes precision to the next level with the help of the new laceless boots.

Watching a goalkeeper being put through their paces claiming crosses, Ozil mischievously waits for the next cross before firing in a ball to knock it out of mid-air and past the bemused goalkeeper.

Sunny Moments Made Even More Enjoyable with NIVEA Sun

The outdoors is a place where great fun and adventure is at the tip of everyone’s fingers. People can bond with family and friends, acquire new knowledge, and discover amazing places. With more and more people embracing an adventurous mindset, there is no surprise that opportunities to explore the outdoors and create sunny moments are often desired no matter what the season is.

The world is indeed one big playground and whether it’s summer or not, one can surely seek adventure and go out worry free from the sun’s harmful rays with NIVEA Sun. NIVEA Sun, the Most Caring Sun Protection for you and your loved ones, ensures Immediate Sun Protection with its highly effective UVA and UVB filter system, Advanced Collagen Protect which protects skin’s collagen and helps prevent wrinkles caused by sun exposure, long-lasting protection, and advanced formula that is water resistant and non-greasy. Its extensive range of products can cover specific sun care needs and ensure complete protection before, during, and after a great sunny moment. Lastly it gives you the exceptional and trusted care from the World’s No.1 Skin Care brand, NIVEA.

Nivea Sun Protect & Moisture Face SPF50

Outdoor activities are best enjoyed when one’s focus is on the fun experience and not the sun’s negative effects. For those looking to protect their skin while keeping it moisturized at the same time, the NIVEA Sun Protect & Moisture range offers reliable protection and moisturisation that the skin requires. No need to worry about skin allergies and premature skin aging because the non-greasy products can offer deep and long-lasting moisture up to 24 hours.

One can also play under the sun confidently without being afraid of skin darkening with the NIVEA Sun Protect & White range. With its Active Whitening Complex, these products help reduce skin pigmentation and melanin production to effectively lighten the skin and prevent uneven skin tone.

When it comes to the skin, one need not compromise protection for aesthetics. For those who desire that amazing sun-kissed glow and a natural, even tan, use NIVEA Sun Protect & Bronze Spray. Unlike skin colorants or self tanning products, it offers protection from the sun’s harmful rays while supporting the skin’s own natural tanning process by stimulating melanin production, giving you a natural bronzed glow.

For those looking for an efficient sun protection combined with a pleasurable sensation of freshness, the NIVEA Sun Protect & Light Feel Invisible Sun Mist is the best bet. One’s skin will have a silky, smooth, and refreshing feel even when under the sun with the product’s transparent and non-greasy texture.

When it comes to sun protection, children have a very special set of needs because of their sentitive skin. NIVEA Sun makes sure that they get the right amount of protection too with its NIVEA Sun Kids range. All products are especially formulated for kid’s delicate skin and are extra water resistant, which helps in retaining the SPF value longer when kids swim or sweat. Continue reading

Starz Original Series Black Sails Season 3 Premieres in the Philippines Exclusively on iflix

iflix, Southeast Asia’s leading Internet TV service, offering subscribers unlimited access to tens of thousands of hours of entertainment for a low monthly price, today announced the upcoming exclusive premiere in the Philippines for season 3 of the Emmy® Award winning STARZ Original series, Black Sails. All new episodes of the latest installment of STARZ’ swashbuckling hit phenomenon will premiere exclusively on iflix every Sunday, less than 24-hours after their initial U.S. broadcast, beginning January 24.

The third season of Black Sails opens in the wake of the destruction of Charles Town, where the world lives in fear of Captain Flint (Toby Stephens). When his campaign of terror crosses over into madness, it falls to John Silver (Luke Arnold) to locate the man within the monster.

The ten-episode third season of the thrilling high seas drama follows the most feared pirate of the day, Captain Flint, and takes place twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island.” Ray Stevenson joins the cast as the iconic pirate ‘Blackbeard,’ and Luke Roberts joins as historic figure ‘Woodes Rogers.’ In season three, all are tested when a new threat arrives in Nassau, one the pirates could never have anticipated. It knows them. It understands them. And in the blink of an eye, it will turn them against each other. Continue reading

Sharp’s J-Tech Refrigerators and Steamwave Oven Keep Food Fresh and Healthy

Food freshness and cleanliness have a direct impact on our health. This is why anyone preparing food should be extra cautious in handling ingredients, cooking dishes, and storing leftovers. Fortunately for today’s professional and home cooks, appliance pioneer Sharp Philippines has launched a new lineup of kitchen appliances to maintain the quality of food. The latest set of products includes the J-Tech Inverter refrigerators and the Steamwave Oven, which offers a convenient 3-in-1 cooking system. Prevent freezer burn, prolong freshness, and save energy with Sharp J-Tech Inverter Refrigerators.

Sharp reinvents inverter technology with J-Tech Inverter. J-Tech’s smart inverter mechanism allows for precision cooling with its 36 gradual cooling steps, which provides your refrigerator interior the exact temperature for your storage needs, while also consuming less energy in the process. Its high compressor rotation speed allows it to reach optimum temperature to help reduce food spoilage as well.

Sharp J-Tech Refrigerators promote optimal freshness and energy savings with its other features as well. Plasmacluster Ion Technology (PCI), featured in both the J-Tech Double French Door (SJ-FTF24/22AVP-SL) and the Premium J-Tech (SJ-FTG21/15AVP-SL/BK) models, keeps food fresh longer by preventing the growth of mold, bacteria, and other microbes that may contaminate the food and ref interiors by up to 99%. It also destroys odor molecules that can affect the taste of food.

Ag+ Nano Deodorizer, found in both Premium J-Tech and Standard J-Tech (SJ-FT12/11AV-SL) units, ensures an odor-free ref interior with a filter that disperses Ag+ molecules which trap odor molecules so they cannot contaminate food. The Double French Door, on the other hand, features the more enhanced Ag+ Cu Nano Deodorizer, which has copper, known for its antibacterial and deodorizing properties.

Other features include the Hybrid Cooling System (found in the Double French Door and Premium models only) which helps prevent freezer burn and food dryness, and full LED lighting which provides even more energy savings and a more elegant look.

Steam, grill, and microwave dishes using the Sharp Steamwave Oven. This innovation boasts of a 3-in-1 cooking system that saves space, money and time. Continue reading

Ebe Dancel Collaborates with Yeng Constantino, KZ Tandingan, and Regine Velasquez in First Album under Star Music

Multi-awarded artist Ebe Dancel returns to the recording scene with his first solo album under Star Music where he delivers a powerful lineup of songs written from the heart.

“Star Music and I have the same vision. It’s always nice working with people who trust you. I’m looking forward to a busy year ahead with the label,” said the former Sugarfree vocalist.

In his album, named “Bawat Daan,” Ebe brings in some of OPM’s most respected artists to rework some of his former band’s most successful hits.

One of the highlights include “Makita Kang Muli,” an astonishing duet with Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid. Continue reading

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach Advocates for HIV Awareness and Testing

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach called for Filipinos’ increased awareness on HIV as she winds up the Bb. Pilipinas Charity Day during her homecoming. The new Miss Universe continued her HIV advocacy in the Philippines by speaking with advocates and young people living with HIV.

“It is shocking that the Philippines has one of the fastest growing rates of HIV infection in the world. Many of those who get infected are young people. I want to use my voice to help lift up those who are living with HIV and to bring awareness to young people who do not know how to protect themselves against this virus,” Wurtzbach says.

The Philippines has one of the fastest growing rates of HIV infection in the world. The country is one of only nine countries globally where the number of new HIV cases has increased by over 25 per cent. Also, new HIV infections among 15-19 year old Filipinos have risen by 50 per cent over four years from 2010-2014. According to the 2013 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Survey (YAFSS) only 17 per cent of young people in the Philippines demonstrated correct knowledge about HIV and AIDS and 70 per cent of young people’ sexual interactions are unprotected. Continue reading

Going Digital, Consumerization of IT, Growth Engines for SMEs IPC

“There is definitely room for growth in e-commerce in the Philippines and the current data may well be the signal for enterprises to go digital this 2016. This is what our ‘Enterprise Sachet’ model addresses we afford our entrepreneurs with the same capabilities as larger organizations through IT tools available at affordable, pay-as-you-use packages,” said Huergas. Continue reading

Get a Head Start with The Meralco Biz Partners and Power Up Forums

Establishing a new business venture or expanding an existing one has its fair share of considerations and challenges. With inherent risks at every stage, finding the best business solutions can play a key role in accelerating the growth and success of any business endeavor.

With electricity as a key expense in any business enterprise, Meralco has created the Biz Partners Group, a special segment dedicated to assist start-up companies or existing ones expanding their businesses, via a whole menu of services that provides smart, tailor-fit solutions in managing electricity requirements. This is part of Meralco’s efforts to help entrepreneurs leverage energy efficiency and maximize profits.

Whether you’re engaged in small-scale manufacturing, boutique hotels, restaurants, farming or any other type of industry where the management of electricity cost is vital, Meralco Biz Partners can provide you free business consultancy and help you discover energy solutions, right size your contract, understand your bill, and get to know our Accredited Meralco Contractors (AMCs). You can even enjoy special rates to maximize profits further.

Discover energy solutions and turn electricity costs into profits with Meralco Biz Partners’ Power Ideas that can boost your business with the use of innovative technology, thus helping you manage your electricity consumption by switching to energy-efficient alternatives, and adapting green energy solutions.

Meralco Biz Partners can help you right size your contract to ensure that your energy supply is sufficient and appropriate, depending on your usage. How is this done? Businesses submit to Meralco Biz Partners a list of all the equipment and machinery installed in their respective facilities. From here, 80% of the load as your contracted capacity is calculated. This then constitutes your Guaranteed Minimum Billing Demand (GMBD), the fixed monthly cost allocated for your business. Getting the right contract size thus allows businesses to get the best value from the service they are paying for, another smart way to manage energy costs.

Generate more savings and turn in improved revenues with lower electricity rates when you enroll in Meralco’s Peak/Off-Peak Program. This lets businesses leverage electricity generation charges that are cheaper in selected hours and days in a week. Off peak hours are from 9pm to 8am every Monday to Saturday; as well as 12 midnight to 6pm, and 8pm to 12 midnight every Sunday. Meralco Biz Partners can help you plan how to shift specific operations, such as those that involve the use of power-intensive equipment, to off-peak hours without incurring labor-related costs. Continue reading