August 30, 2014

JDI showcases Solignum protection in 2014 Cebucon Construction Show

Cebucon Construction Show has presented the best of the best, for 22 years when it comes to construction products and supplies. And it has evolved to put focus on innovations that move construction into a more sustainable future. Not surprisingly, Jardine Distribution, Inc. became one of the exhibitors in the 2014 Cebucon held last June 6 to 9 at the SM Cebu Trade Hall in Cebu City.
Visitors at the 2014 Cebucon Construction Show learned more about the innovative, quality, and sustainable products from Jardine Distribution, Inc. (JDI) during the event held at the SM Cebu Trade Hall in Cebu City. 

Solignum Total Termite Solutions took the spotlight at the JDI booth. Solignum, a trusted brand in termite protection for the past 50 years, has undergone innovations that make it not only more effective against termites but also more convenient to use, more versatile, and safer to the environment. 

Solignum has various termite protection products designed to provide protection to the house interiors and exteriors. They come in both colorless and stained finishes. They may also be used to protect not only walls, beams, floors, and ceilings but even wood furniture. Solignum products have no irritating smell.
Solignum Total Termite Solutions took the spotlight at the Jardine Distribution, Inc. (JDI) booth in the 2014 Cebucon Construction Show in Cebu from June 6 to 9 at the SM Cebu Trade Hall.

To complete the termite defense of every home, Solignum also has a soil termiticide called Soilguard, an odorless soil termiticide that creates a barrier between the house and subterranean or underground termites. 

Visitors at Cebucon trooped to the JDI booth and were better informed not only about Solignum but also the other quality construction materials from JDI.

“Cebucon is the most prestigious and popular venue for keeping us in touch with our market and our distribution channels in the Visayas. We’re very happy to participate this year,” said Nancy Pereyras, Product Manager of JDI.

For more information about JDI construction products, visit

August 29, 2014

Converse releases its new Fall 2014 collection

Converse gears up for Fall as releases its new Fall 2014 collection. Gone are the sweltering days where humidity hampers people from wearing sneakers. A preview Converse PH Fall 2014 collection and the latests and novel collection was presented to media and guests during a Converse gathering last Tuesday, August 19. 

As the weeks now traverse to the cooler and wetter weather, “America’s Original Sports Company”™ Converse releases its new Fall 2014 collection which include the All-Star, Cons Sneaker and Apparel, and Jack Purcell Sneaker.

All-Star Collection

Over the years, the classic All-Star roster already stamped a reliable familiarity to the local market – may it be for a casual or ragged get-up. 

With the new designs launched, Converse opted for a monochromatic assemblage with new profiles and elevated detailing which can endure rainy days or mud pits. One should not fret about getting it grubby even in the wildest outdoor music festival there is.

The Chuck Taylor All Star Rubber is water resistant due to its French terry lining with a rubber upper. It is completed with a gusseted tongue and brass eyelets.

Staying true to its vintage theme, this season also highlights distressed washes and contemporary graphic prints.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 Woven is leather in style with hand-crafted look and details such as round leather laces and tanned leather toecaps, available in both high and low cut.

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ’70 boasts new core colors and will also be available in both high and low cut.

Military combat boots will also make a comeback with Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Combat Boot which has a rubberized toe and heel. Solely offered in color black, it is armed with a double overlay eye row, larger opened collar, tongue zipper, and extra-long laces.

To magnify the fall collection, Converse has also brought back its collaboration with legendary rock band, Black Sabbath, and iconic contemporary menswear designer, John Varvatos.

The new prints and fabrications reflect the distinct strong personality of Varvatos. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath displays iconic photos and album artwork. 

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath 

Description: The Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Black Sabbath celebrates its second collaboration with iconic photos and album artwork. 
Available Colors: Black, Black, Black 
Suggested Retail Price: Php 3,250

For those who would prefer lighter selections and more vintage feel, on the other hand, Converse by John Varvatos All Star Multi-Eyelet has a resin coated textile treatment and washed down print. It also offers a multitude of elastic laces to complement the burnish midsole. 

There is also Converse by John Varvatos One Star which lifted its design from the original One Star silhouette modernized through a vintage artistry.

Cons Sneaker and Apparel Collection

Converse Cons Weapon is mastered anew with the 2014 Converse Cons Sneaker and Apparel Collection.

One of the highpoints of the novel array is the introduction of the Converse CONS Weapon Skate, the newfangled essential CONS skateboarding sneaker. It promises enhanced durability and comfort through its special sockliner, perforated memory foam and gusseted tongue construction.

For the athletic ones, the CONS Weapon combines sports-inspired street wear with tech innovation, varying in classic colors and notable design elements from the original iconic CONS silhouette. Its new features include a sleek, streamlined silhouette, updated construction, a bold logo on the tongue, and signature Y Bar, and an internal Y bar for comfort.

The CONS Weapon Skate comes with elevated skateboarding functional designs. It takes pride with its drop-in Lunarlon sockliners which provide light and plush cushioning and a mesh underlay on hallmark Star Chevron – all increasing breathability. 

It also has the CONS Traction Rubber with perforated memory foam to improve grip and durability and to avoid the ankle from obtaining a snug performance.

Meanwhile, the matte black color blocking of CONS Malden Racer gives way for a subtle statement when one is aiming for a creative appeal. It is waxed canvas and suede in nature – a redefined take on winter style from the classic 80’s era.

CONS Malden Arctic takes it a notch higher with its play on leather and suede, enhanced with a subtle debussed Star Chevron logo. This mid-cut sneaker is outfitted with a bootie construction and lugged outsole, fitting for the cold weather.

A comfortable execution on genuine leather, on the other hand, is what CONS Pro Leather offers. It has a medial underlay vent for breathability and gusseted booty construction for comfort and protection.

Lastlly, Converse Skateboarding Ambassador Kenny Anderson presents CONS KA-II which will capture the heart of everyday skater’s creative spirit and streetwise energy. Through the CONS Flex Cup technology, it provides improved grip and durability and enhanced breathability using the medial underlay vent.

For a grand finishing touch, the Converse CONS apparel collection has a spectacle of sports-inspired outwear with graphic bold prints.

The collection is fueled by street culture and includes cool mixed-media hoodies with camo mixed and vintage heather gray, quilted shirt jackets, and graphic tees. The impressive roster intertwines effortlessly with the rebellious and creative drive of CONS.

Jack Purcell Collection

Style and versatility are the core elements that compose the new Converse Jack Purcell Footwear Collection.

Converse Jack Purcell footwear collection, which brings together effortless style with versatile, everyday pieces for Fall 2014. 

The Fall 2014 Converse Jack Purcell sneaker collection introduces the Converse Jack Purcell Cross Stitch, a wax cotton cross-stitch detail, outfitted in leather, a core texture for seasonal dressing. The footwear is a perfect complement to the apparel, tying together printed details and premium and weatherized fabrics for fall. Its leather and subtle stitching details are also refined and built with all around comfort. 

These winter-ready styles flow effortlessly into a relaxed, inventive style with a touch of modern craftsmanship. 

The Converse Jack Purcell sneaker collection available for suggested retail prices of Php 3,750 - Php 4,790.

Massachusetts-based Converse Inc. has built a reputation, since 1908, in having a rich heritage of producing legendary sneakers under its helm. Converse offers a wide arrangement of footwear for men, women, children, as well as apparel and accessories. 

For more updates , visit Converse on the web at

#PusoToTheMax Cheer!

Gilas Pilipinas is the Philippine National Basketball Team under the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) previously called Smart Gilas Pilipinas.

Smart Gilas represents the Philippines at the 17th FIBA tournament. 

The national team's sponsors also believe that Gilas’ trademark “Puso” will take the squad to great heights despite the odds.

One of the sponsors who support Gilas’ cause is Max’s Restaurant. Max's has show their full support for the national team by launching events, activities and promos. Max's launched the campaign to back up Gilas.

Global Filipino brand Max’s Restaurant is counting on the power of social media as it drums up public support for Gilas Pilipinas, which gears up for its historic stint in the FIBA World Cup this August.

Launching the hash tag, “puso to the max” (#pusotothemax), Max’s is exhorting every Filipino from all over the world to express their love and support for the Gilas team set to fly to Spain to compete against the world’s elite.

“Puso to the Max seeks to ignite the spirit of nationalism and solidarity among Filipinos as we support the first Philippine team that has made it to the FIBA World Cup after 35 years. It is more than a hash tag, it is an expression of national pride and support for Gilas, who are our modern-day heroes and champions,” said Mark Gamboa, marketing director for Max’s Group of Companies.

The partnership of Max’s and Team Gilas links two elements that Filipinos are passionate about – basketball and authentic Filipino cuisine.

The “Puso to the Max” hash tag campaign is the celebration of the unyielding spirit of Filipinos and dedication of Team Gilas as they seek to showcase the undeniable caliber of Filipino talent on a global scale.

“Nothing of this magnitude can be achieved without team effort... that’s the story of Gilas. Here’s an entire nation coming together for Philippine basketball’s finest hour. That’s what Laban Pilipinas – puso – is all about,” said coach Chot Reyes of Gilas Pilipinas.

With this Cheer Video, by Max's with the theme #PusoToTheMax featuring Gilas Pilipinas Players by Max’s Restaurant

Team Gilas Pilipinas showed their true mettle, winning four of their tune up games in Spain.

As they inch closer to their most awaited competition, let us continue to cheer for our players.

Good luck Gilas Pilipinas in the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain and in the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.

For more details and updates, visit

17th FIBA tournament to be aired on ABS-CBN Sports and ABS-CBN Sports + Action

The 17th FIBA to the Filipino sports fan’s households and placing the action in their hands as ABS-CBN Sports and ABS-CBN Sports + Action are bringing the Basketball World Cup Spain 2014, 17th FIBA tournament this August 30 until September 15. 

Kapamilyas gear up for the World Cup of the Philippines’ most loved sport.

FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, will be gathering the world’s most renowned athletes to be pitted against each other in matches to be held across six different areas across Spain, namely Madrid, Sevilla, Bilbao, Barcelona, Granada, and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

A total of 24 countries are set to go all out in the tournament, divided into four clusters, namely Groups A, B, C, and D.

High anticipation is particularly coming from the NBA superstars that are set to participate in this year’s FIBA that had showcased their talents through NBA matches aired by ABS-CBN Sports over the previous years.

Also participating in the tournament will be the country’s very own Team Philippines’ Gilas Pilipinas, led by Coach Chot Reyes. The team will be competing in Group B of the tournament alongside Senegal, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Greece, and Croatia.

The tournament’s defending champion, which defeated host country Turkey in the 2010 finals, is team USA, currently ranked 1 st in the FIBA World Rankings. Team USA had won the event four times in the past and has appeared in all 17 previous editions. This year’s team will be coached by Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski, who also coached the USA when it won its last title.

Posing as the biggest threat to the USA this year is no less than the host country. Spain is currently ranked 2 nd in the FIBA Wolrd Rankings and is to be led by brothers Pau and Marc Gasol. Spain last won the FIBA World Championship in 2006, when it defeated Greece in the gold medal game in Japan.

ABS-CBN Sports + Action will be airing all Group B games, which the Philippines belongs to, and all games of host country Spain.

ABS-CBN Sports will be airing all of Team USA’s games on Channel 2.

For updates, visit ABS-CBN Sports and ABS-CBN Sports + Action’s official page at

August 28, 2014

The Ice Bucket Challenge phenomenon

The Ice Bucket Challenge aims to raise awareness and funds to help strike out one of the most popular rare diseases worldwide today - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

An advocacy, the Ice Bucket Challenge, with hashtag ‪#‎IceBucketChallenge‬ is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on someone's head to promote awareness of the disease and encourage donations to research. It went viral on social media. The challenge dares nominated participants to be filmed having a bucket of ice water poured on their heads and challenging others to do the same. A common stipulation is that nominated people have 24 hours to comply or forfeit by way of a charitable financial donation.

What is ALS? 

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is the most common degenerative disease of the motor neuron system.

Amyotrophic means that the muscles have lost their nourishment. When this happens, they become smaller and weaker.

Lateral means that the disease affects the sides of the spinal cord, where the nerves that nourish the muscles are located; and

Slerosis means that the diseased part of the spinal cord develops hardened or scarred tissue in place of healthy nerves.

Although ALS is incurable and fatal, with median survival of 3 years, treatment can extend the length and meaningful quality of life for patients.

ALS is often called Lou Gehrig's disease after Lou Gehrig, a hall-of-fame baseball player for the New York Yankees who was diagnosed with ALS in the 1930s. People in England and Australia call ALS motor neurone disease (MND). The French refer to it as maladie de Charcot, after the French doctor Jean-Martin Charcot, who first wrote about ALS in 1869.

Researchers are examining many possible causes for ALS, such as the autoimmune response (in which the body attacks it own cells) and environmental causes, such as exposure to toxic or infectious substances. Scientists have found that people with ALS have higher levels of the chemical glutamate in their bodies, so research is looking at the connection between glutamate and ALS. In addition, scientists are looking for some biochemical abnormality that all people with ALS share, so that tests to detect and diagnose the disorder can be developed. (Source: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Fact Sheet.)

Being a phenomenon, the Ice Bucket Challenge increased media attention. And with numerous celebrities, politicians, athletes, media and bloggers, and everyday people US and here in the Philippines posting videos of themselves online and on TV participating in the event.

I have read one sharing about his accepting, did the challenge, and video of Senator Sonny Angara

Aside from taking on the ice bucket challenge and donating to a local rare diseases support group, Senator Sonny Angara has filed Rare Diseases Bill (Senate Bill No. 2383) which aims to provide patients with rare diseases and their families better access to adequate medical care, health information, and healthcare products needed to treat their condition.

And more, aside from accepting the challenge and filing the bill, Sen.Sonny Angara will also donate US$100 a month for the next year to PSOD.


and due to consistent demand, Sen. Angara did a second round, this one with more ice.


Aside from taking on the ice bucket challenge on Thursday and donating to a local rare diseases support group, Senator Sonny Angara has filed Rare Diseases Bill which aims to provide patients with rare diseases and their families better access to adequate medical care, health information, and healthcare products needed to treat their condition.

A rare disease, also known as orphan disorder, is any health condition resulting from genetic defects that rarely affect the general population. Rare diseases are often chronic, progressive, degenerative, and life-threatening.

The amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) became one of the most popular rare diseases worldwide today, thanks to the ice bucket challenge that aims to raise awareness and funds to help strike out ALS.

World Health Organization (WHO) data shows that there are 7,000 known rare diseases. 50 to 70 percent of which affect children while 30 percent of patients die before they reach the age of five.

According to the Philippine Society for Orphan Disorders (PSOD), the prevalence of rare diseases in the country is 1:20,000, with 227 patient families in the PSOD registry representing 48 rare disorders as of 2014.

Among the most common rare diseases in the Philippines are the maple syrup urine disease with 126 patients listed in PSOD, and the mucopolysaccharidoses II with 49 patients.

Since these diseases afflict only a small number of people, there is a lack of health practitioners who are experts in the field, and only a handful of companies manufacture medicines for rare diseases in the country.

There is also little government support for patients and research centers for orphan drug development in the Philippines.

"Such a situation makes treatment, often life-long, costly and far beyond the reach of most Filipino patients," Angara said.

"It should be national policy that the state endeavors toward universal healthcare, even for rare diseases," stressed the lawmaker, who is one of the authors of the Universal Healthcare Act of 2013.

Angara's Senate Bill No. 2383 aims to ensure that every patient diagnosed to have a rare disease has access to comprehensive medical care, including drugs and healthcare products, as well as timely health information to help them cope with their condition.

It also seeks to create and maintain a Rare Disease Registry that will contain data on rare diseases in the Philippines, patients afflicted with rare diseases, and orphan drugs and products.

"This data will be utilized in formulating policies, identifying program interventions and designing researches that will eventually address the needs of patients with rare disease," Angara explained.

The proposed measure further seeks to mandate the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to include the cost of treatment of rare diseases in the benefit package, and to direct provisions from the sin taxes collection to cover the cost of care for patients with rare diseases.

Senators Pia Cayetano, who lost her youngest son to complications from a rare congenital disease, and Cynthia Villar have also filed similar bills.

"Definitely, this ice bucket challenge craze would eventually die down. Looking forward, there is a need to integrate public educational and informational campaigns in the current programs of the Health Department to identify persons afflicted with rare disease and help the public understand the special needs of such persons," Angara said.

Aside from accepting the challenge and filing the bill, the senator will also donate US$100 a month for the next year to PSOD.

Angara was earlier nominated by Cebu Rep. Luigi Quisumbing, and in turn, he nominated Sen. Cayetano and Pilipinas Smart Gilas Basketball Coach Chot Reyes to do the challenge.

Some Ice Bucket Challenge videos will be posted here in the coming days. 

Korea’s LG Sakers vs PH’s Barangay Ginebra in Asian Basketball Showdown

LG Electronics presents a first of its kind basketball game in the Philippines dubbed the Asian Basketball Showdown, in cooperation with KBL and PBA.

Filipino and South Korean cagers had been pitted against each other in international basketball tournaments, especially in the FIBA (International Basketball Federation) Asian Championships, where Korea thwarted the bid of the Filipino contingent to enter the World Cup several times.

That is, until last year when the Philippines demolished the Korean squad and secured the country’s spot in the FIBA World Championship this August.

To celebrate this arch rivalry between the two countries, and in this historic event, LG will be bringing to the Philippines one of South Korea’s top basketball teams, the Changwon LG Sakers, to have a basketball match with the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) cagers Barangay Ginebra San Miguel.

The Asian Basketball Showdown is slated on September 9, 2014, Tuesday, 6:00 PM at the Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City.

South Korea vs. the Philippines

South Korea’s seasoned champions, the LG Sakers leads the attendance rankings in eight out of 10 seasons of the Korean Basketball League (KBL). It is the team supported by LG Electronics which is headquartered in the city of Changwon in Gyeongsang.

Playing against the LG Sakers and representing the Philippines in the Asian Basketball Showdown is one of the pioneering teams in PBA history—the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel. Emerging as one of the most popular teams among Filipinos, the team currently holds eight PBA titles and has become one of the all-time fan favorites.

LG Electronics Philippines managing director Mr. Sung Woo Nam said, “This is history in the making. We are treating Filipinos to a one-of-a-kind opportunity to witness firsthand the excitement of watching Korean and Filipino cagers clash at the hard court.”

He continued, “LG, as a consumer-centric company, delivers experiences like this that make our consumers say – as conveyed by our mantra – Life’s Good.”

Basketball for all

The Philippines is a full-blooded basketball country, as such, LG is opening the event to interested individuals all for free. To get two (2) free tickets, simply register via the registration app in or go to

Customers who buy any LG products are entitled to two (2) premium seats at the Patron section. After the purchase, consumers must register via the same Facebook App.

Attendees of the event will also get a chance to win the newest premium LG products including the simplest yet smartest LG G3, the young and pop LG G Pad—your launch pad, and the sleek, always on Android Wear LG G Watch.

For those who register via the Facebook app, claiming of tickets will be on September 9, 2014, 9:00 AM onwards at the LG Electronics booths located at the Red and Green gates of the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Those who avail of the free tickets must present the e-ticket and one valid ID, while the LG customers who register for Patron seats tickets must bring the sales invoice/official receipt of the product purchased, along with the e-ticket and one valid ID.

If the registrant will be giving the tickets to another person, the ticket receiver should bring an authorization letter from the registrant, along with the abovementioned documents.

Registration period is from August 20 to September 9, 2014. Claiming of tickets is on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets may vary depending on the availability of the seats.

Per DTI-FTEB SPD Permit No. 1782 Series of 2014.

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Can’t live without apps? Enjoy living the life App-rovingly!

Here's for easier and up-to-the-minute deals. It's an enjoying living the life App-rovingly! 

Talk about living the life in the millennial generation – everything you need is right there at the palm of your hands. Being part of the world has never been easier due to the digitization of age. With both the physical and online markets spurting new products that make life more convenient, who are we to say no?

Living in the digital age makes us veer away from the traditional and manual pen-and-paper systems. The information-hungry generation is continuously being satisfied by the sudden uproar of computers, gadgets, mobile apps and other online portals that feed us with all the information we need, pronto. 

Don’t know where to eat? Surf for reviews. Need a ride? Book a cab. Feel like watching a movie? Get an e-ticket. Want a playlist for every mood? Download a music streaming app.  You can basically get anything you need in just a few clicks with these time-saving and efficient mobile applications. 

Here’s why spoiling yourself with the latest trends has become a way of living in the now

You’ve got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty, you’ve got whose-its and what’s-its galore!

The development doesn’t stop here. Hopping on the bandwagon of instant services is a new application for restaurant reservation in the Philippines- Eat Out Manila, an online restaurant booking system, also available as a smartphone app, which makes reserving for a table in your favorite restaurants a cinch.

You can now reserve a table in your desired restaurant- anytime and anywhere around the Metro.

Dining is about to get easier through their web-based interface that integrates into any restaurant’s reservation system, providing guests a real-time experience that could lock in a table at the time and place they want. Aside from convenient table reservations, exclusive deals are also up in store – so you can save up on discounts or get freebies from your favorite establishments.

For easier and up-to-the-minute deals, you know the drill: download all the apps you’ll need from social, transit, dining, music, news, and entertainment. 

Living life app-rovingly is at your app-raisal. 

With millions of mobile apps to choose from, life can really get as simple as it seems.

Epson Improves Point-Of-Sale Efficiency With Cloud-Enabled Printers

As a leading manufacturer of Business Systems, Epson is at the forefront of providing such innovative, cloud-based POS solutions beneficial for enterprise.

If you are tired of long queues when buying merchandise from retail stores, of as a business owner, are you losing customers because of long waiting times, or have lost opportunities to sell because product information is not readily available when customers demand it, check this out!

Epson TM-I/TM-DT Intelligent Printer

Global research* has shown that 75% of stores are looking to adopt cloud-based Point-Of-Sale (POS) systems in the next 5 years to improve the in-store customer experience and attract more shoppers.

These systems help a retail store owner and the staff to have better customer interactions thereby increasing sales possibilities.

By providing information fast with the use of handheld devices and remotely printing receipts, these cloud-based POS systems can go a long way in carrying out transactions. And compared to traditional methods, they cost much less to install and can be upgraded faster.

All these are important factors to help keep ahead of the competition.

For customers, it lessens one of the major nuisances in shopping -- long lines to pay for just a single item.

Epson provides such innovative, cloud-based POS solutions beneficial for enterprise. Among its hugely popular receipt printers, Epson Philippines has added a new range of intelligent devices that offer a compact, all-in-one POS cloud solution: the new Epson TM-I/TM-DT Intelligent Printer Series. Reliable, resilient and easy to upgrade, these Cloud-enabled Epson POS printers can also be operated remotely and are well-suited to busy retail environments.

These new generation Epson TM-I/TM-DT Intelligent printers are designed for running businesses on the Cloud, supporting retailers to print receipts and labels directly from tablets and other mobile device. Aside from being future-proof, these POS printers from Epson are customizable, provide hassle-free connectivity and platform flexibility, and has a smaller footprint. The Epson TM-I/TM-DT Intelligent Printer series is a convenient, elegant, and straightforward printing solution that is ideal for restaurants, hotels, bars, and other retail outlets. With a unique built-in Epson core technology (called ePOS-Print) it enables the TM-I series to receive XML commands from various web applications.

Epson TM-Intelligent TM-i Series Features:

TM printer with TM-i intelligent unit

Built-in web server
Smart receipt printing using ePOS-Print API
(TM-i Firmware Ver.3.x or earlier)
Smart peripheral device control using ePOS-Device
(TM-i Firmware Ver.4.0 or later)
Easy TM printer expansion using Printer Hub
Easy setup and deployment
Stylish & small footprint design
Energy saving

Epson TM-Intelligent TM-DT Features:

TM printer + powerful CPU unit with resilient interface for peripheral devices
Built-in web server
Smart peripheral device control using ePOS-Device
Easy TM printer expansion using Printer Hub
Easy setup, deployment and maintenance
Stylish & small footprint design
Energy saving

*Coleman Parkes, Epson Retail Research Programme, 2012.

August 26, 2014

Shane Filan returns to Manila

Shane Filan, one of the lead vocalists of super group and worldwide phenomenon Westlife fulfills a promise he made to Filipino fans last year, as he holds his much-awaited solo concert on October 1, 2014 at the World Trade Center Manila. 

Shane’s first ever major show in Manila after the Irish group’s fond farewell tour back in 2011 and is part of his ongoing You & Me World Tour to promote his debut album.

His new album is way more than ballads that Westlife and has been described as a “progression from Westlife’s sound.. the end result is a collection of adult contemporary songs that mix a variety of musical styles.” 

The record is dominated by up-tempo and mid-tempo songs, a reflection of his own record collection, mixing pop, soul, country and even a hint of traditional Irish music. With this first solo album, Shane emerges as a pop writer to be reckoned with. Shane chooses the very first song he wrote, the catchy Everything To Me, to be his first single. 

Born July 5, 1979, Shane Steven Filan grew up in Sligo, a busy commercial town in the northwest of Ireland. The youngest of seven children, he has three brothers and three sisters: Finbarr, Peter Jr, Yvonne, Liam, Denise and Mairead. His parents owned a diner in Sligo named Carlton Café located on Castle Street and Shane used to work there as a waiter from a very early age. 

Shane found his passion in music at a young age. Together with school mates Kian Egan, Mark Feehily, and later joined by Nicky Byrne and Brian McFadden the group would eventually create Westlife. Their eponymous first album was released in 1999 and shot the band to fame. 

Ten albums and over 50 million sales later, the band came to an amicable split with a wonderful, sell-out farewell tour in 2012 after which Shane decided to embark on a solo career. His first solo album You & Me was released in November 2013 under MCA MUSIC. 

Shane Filan’s first solo gig in Manila, featuring several of Westlife’s greatest hits, is definitely not to be missed! Presented by Midas Promotions, Shane Filan You & Me Tour Live in Manila 2014 is held on 1 October 2014 at the World Trade Center Manila. Tickets to the show are on sale through SM Tickets (; tel: 470-2222), Ticketnet (; tel: 911-5555), and TicketWorld (; tel:891-9999) from 16 June 2014. 

Watch the Shane Filan You & Me Tour Live in Manila 2014 
Date: Wednesday, 1 October 2014 
Time: 8pm 
Venue: World Trade Center Manila 

Tickets: PHP 4,500 (Platinum Seated), PHP 3,000 (Gold Standing), PHP 2,000 (Silver Standing) 

Tickets are now available through SM Tickets, Ticketnet, and TicketWorld outlets. 

Our ticketing partners apply a customer service fee to all tickets purchased via its network. This fee is additional to the face value of the ticket and is payable upon purchase of tickets. 

Visit Shane Filan official website:

Globe Digital Lifestyle Expo

Enjoying the Wonderful World with Globe Telecom as it sparks digital revolution in the Philippines with the two-day Digital Lifetsyle Expo.

Recognizing the growing relevance of recent technology innovations in our lives, Globe Telecom held the Wonderful World with Globe: Embracing a Wonderful Digital Life at the Mega Fashion Hall of SM Megamall, showcasing the latest trends, gadgets, and applications that aim to empower netizens and promote inclusion for Filipinos who have yet to join the digital revolution.
Peter Bithos, Globe Telecom Chief Operating Advisor
Peter Bithos, Globe Telecom Chief Operating Advisor presents the new bundles of telecom's digital lifetyle that breeds connectivity and creativity.

“There are different factors shaping our digital lifestyle, such as the rise of Internet penetration availability of the more Internet-enabled phones, customization of data packages, and the boost of applications for all uses. Their integration redefines how people connect, choose, and capture moments,” said Peter Bithos.

“In the digital age, options abound and changes happen with a tap of a finger. With technology and devices being brought to the reach of more Filipinos, everyone is invited to embrace the digital lifestyle that breeds connectivity and creativity,” said Bithos.

Partnership with Globe’s Lifestyle Bundles, experts from the media, business, and digital industries gave relevant insights on how digital innovations have greatly affected people’s daily activities.

The Work and Play session discussed how engagements, business or personal, are more convenient and enjoyable by a host of applications and services that are affordable to any consumer. 

The first batch of panelists (for Work and Play) included Spotify Asia Managing Director Sunita Kaur, Manila Bulletin Technology Editor Art Samaniego, Jr., LG Electronics Product Marketing Manager Faith Mijares, Zomato Philippines Country Manager Anton Ojeda, Globe Vice-President for Usage, Recon, and Customer Experience Management, Postpaid Business, Debbie Obias, and Globe Vice President for Digital Media Glen Estrella.

Create and Share

During the second batch of partners, TrueProperty Adviser Nat Segovia, PhoneCo Mobile Technologies (CloudeFone) President Eric Yu, Zalora Philippinnes Marketing Director Martin Cu, Mobext Philippines Marketing Manager Trish Elamparo, Globe Vice President for Digital Media Glenn Estrella, Globe Head of Customer Communication and nowledge Management Miggy Dela Cruz, and Globe Head of Digital Mobile and Advertising Bela Gupta formed the panel of speakers. 
Globe CEO Ernest Cu

The Create and Share session delved into Filipino's penchant for expressing their passion and voicing out their ideas by making technology more flexible and adaptable to one's personal needs.

On the second day of the Globe Digital Lifestyle Expo, August 23, netizens were treated to many activities, games, new and exclusive offers from Globe brands and  partners. There was a mini-concert featuring celebrities Sam Concepcion, Radha and Morissete Amon.

The Wonderful World with Globe: Digital Lifestyle Expo was free and opened to the public held at the Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. 

The event is in partnership with the country's leading digital brands Spotify, Samsung, Zalora, Grab taxi, Cloudefone, LG Philippines, Zomato, Huawei and the Manila Bulletin.

August 25, 2014

Guitarero Carlos Agassi, Mark Striegl, Ann Mateo and Gloc-9 – The new clothing ambassadors of trusted underwear brand Guitar

Introducing during the recently media launch are entertainment celebrities Carlos Agassi and Gloc-9, with new personalities Mark Striegl and Ann Mateo - the new clothing ambassadors of trusted underwear brand Guitar. 

One of the well known and very best names when it comes to the creation of significant and good quality underwears and or uniforms like sando and tshirts brand is Guitar. Guitar Underwear is the brand that started in the 1960s has been and up to now, a household name.

It became one of the most endearing products still preferred by children and grandchildren of the original customers. It has come a long way from its simple “de hilo” series to its present modern style.

Its name being synonymous with “quality,” Guitar has transcended from a mere undergarment to a necessity. It has now expanded its lines from innerwear shirts to outerwear shirts and sandos and modern basic briefs, panties and boxer shorts.

As Guitar goes to the next level of clothing products, they have tapped celebrities Carlos Agassi, Mark Mugen Streigl, Ann Mateo and Gloc-9 to be the brand’s new ambassadors.

Carlos Agassi, who has made his name in showbiz as an actor, host and rapper, was chosen by Guitar not only because of his physique but the brand sees in him that he strives to be the best in what he does, which is what the company also strives for. 

Mark “Mugen” Martinez Striegl is a half Filipino half American mixed martial arts fighter living in Baguio City. Born and raised in Tokyo, this is where he embraced the sport which now has become his life. His passion for MMA has made Mark a perfect role model for the youth and endorser for Guitar. 

Online singing sensation Ann Mateo has also caught the eye of Guitar because of her beautiful face and wonderful talent. She's been featured recently on Vogue Italia and was the May 2014 cover of MUSE magazine. She's currently one of the hosts of PTV4’s Upload TV every Tuesday 8-9pm. 

Gloc-9, Awit Award winning rapper and composer  was chosen by Guitar because of his being true to the Filipino spirit, which shows in his unique style of music. His fast-flowing vocal style has made him one of the most successful hip-hop artists in the Philippines. He represents Guitar as a genuine Filipino brand, simple yet with international appeal.

Guitar heads with the Brand Ambassadors presented during the media launch held at the Cities Events Place, Quezon City last August 23, 2014. Now celebrating its golden year, Guitar aims to create a distinct lifestyle with the help of their new star ambassadors.

With their new campaign seen around the metro on billboards and advertising channels, Guitar definitely is a brand to provide Filipinos both comfort and style for the next 50 more years.

For more information and updates, visit Guitar WEBSITE:
INSTAGRAM: @guitarunderwear1960 #guitarunderwear

August 24, 2014

Surprisingly, the M2 is not too far from Samsung’s Note 3

Kata M2 is an elegantly and beautiful smartphone, a device for customers wanting mobile phone that comes with brilliant specs and performance. Really surprisingly, the Kata M2 is not too far from Samsung’s Note 3!

Kata M2 Specs:

5.5’ Super HD Display
Quad Core MTK 6582

1.3 GHz CPU

Android 4.4 KitKat


16GB Internal Storage

13 MP Back Camera + 5MP Front Camera

Dual Sim

2300 mAh Battery

However the price range is stark. The M2 is priced at P6,999 while the Note 3 is priced at P22,490. You save a whopping P15,491 – with which you can buy two more M2’s with. Unbelievable?

Why don’t you find out on August 25 when the clock strikes 12mn. All you have to do is like KATA’ s Facebook fan page at and click on “Get Offer”.

And you get to buy a Kata M2 for yourself. Yep, that’s a 30 second process folks. 

Check your email for the “Get Offer” email we’ll send you, print it and bring it on the nearest Kata store on the Pick-up day on August 31 at 11am. The pick-up is a first-come, first-serve basis while stocks last. Take home your Kata M2 plus an extra free 25GB worth of online Cloud storage from KataCloud. Store pictures, videos, music, files – any and every data you have, in the cloud and be able to access it anywhere you like.

Check this out : Unboxing Kata M2

More Information about the latest Kata M2 and how to Buy & Pick Up your very own M2 can be found


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