May 31, 2019

Shopee debuts television commercial with Sarah Geronimo for Shopee 6.6 - 7.7 Lowest Price Sale

MANILA, 31 MAY, 2019 - Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, launches its first-ever television commercial with Sarah Geronimo on June 1. On May 30, Shopee announced that Sarah Geronimo is their new ambassador just in time for the Shopee 6.6 - 7.7 Lowest Price Sale.




Sarah first performed the “Shopee Spaghetti” commercial in front of thousands during the launch event of her cosmetics brand, POP Studio, on Shopee. The television commercial which put a creative twist on the classic novelty song “The Spaghetti Song” by the Sexbomb Girls, garnered a good reception from Filipino viewers across the country.

Shopee’s previous television commercials have been recognized by several organizations for its innovation and influence. This includes the Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day television commercial, which was crowned the number 1 YouTube ad in the Philippines at the Youtube Ads Leaderboards by Google last March 25. In addition, the Shopee-pi-pi song was also named the People’s Choice for the Last Song Syndrome (LSS) Award by the same organization.

Ruoshan Tao, Head of Marketing, Shopee Philippines, said, “Coming from the viral Shopee-pi-pi television commercial, the Shopee Spaghetti commercial is another song with a catchy tune and a fun dance that will surely entertain our Filipino audience. We look forward to sharing more creative content with our consumers in the upcoming months.”





The Shopee 6.6 - 7.7 Lowest Price Sale from June 3 to July 7 offers consumers five weeks of unbeatable deals including free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend on selected brands or categories daily. There will be one million Lowest Price Deals, daily 100% cashback vouchers, and ₱1 Deals up for grabs. Additionally, consumers can look forward to special deals up to 90% off from top local and international brands including P&G Hair, Huawei, Colourette, Colgate, Silverworks, Maybelline, Unilever Personal Care, Watsons, and Olay. Leading industry players such as BDO, Cebu Pacific, and iWant are also participating to offer Shopee users exclusive promotions.

For more information on the Shopee 6.6 - 7.7 Lowest Price Sale, please visit https://shopee.ph/m/6-6.


Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

Visit https://shopee.ph for more information.








Paranormal meets crime in Blue Ant Entertainment newest thriller The InBetween

Enter the unknown in new American drama series The Inbetween premiering May 31 at 10:35PM express from the U.S.



Justice can be painfully slow in a cold-case murder, but what if the victim can reach out from beyond the grave? In the upcoming crime series, The InBetween, airing on Blue Ant Entertainment this May 31, the unhappy dead provide clues to help unravel the mystery of their demise and even help solve the most challenging cases through supernatural means.



Cassie Bedford (Harriet Dyer) was born with a rare gift—or curse—that allows her to see ghastly visions and communicate with the dead. With her “sixth sense,” she often contends with restless spirits seeking help in resolving their untimely deaths.




Paul Blackthorne as Detective Tom Hacket will do whatever it takes to crack Seattle’s most bizarre cases before the tracks run cold

The dead aren’t the only ones that appear at her door for assistance, however. Detective Tom Hacket (Paul Blackthorne), and his new partner, former FBI Agent Justin Cornwell (Damien Asante), race against time to solve some of Seattle’s worst felonies. And when the tracks run cold, the two sleuths turn to Cassie. Will she hesitate to use her abilities, or will she risk her own sanity to crack the city’s darkest cases?



Former FBI Agent Justin Cornwell, played by Damien Asante, joins Detective Hacket in tracking the clues behind seemingly unsolvable cases.

Catch The InBetween every Friday, 10:35PM, starting May 31, express from the U.S., on Blue Ant Entertainment, available on SKYcable channels 53 (SD) and 196 (HD), SKYdirect channel 35, Cignal channel 120, and Cablelink channel 37.

Bringing the series closer to viewers, Blue Ant Entertainment has partnered with Breakout Philippines for a puzzle game that will run from May 30 to June 19, 2019, at the Shangri-La Plaza Mall. Unlock the secrets of Missing: An Escape Room Based on the TV Show The InBetween in a one-of-a-kind suspense that will let the most daring teams experience the show’s paranormal, crime-solving thrills in the flesh. The first 100 participants to break out within the time limit will take home a special prize from Blue Ant Entertainment.

For more thrilling updates, follow Blue Ant Entertainment on Instagram @BlueAntEntertainment, @BlueAntEnt on Twitter, and at www.facebook.com/BlueAntEntertainment/ on Facebook.

May 30, 2019

Beautiful Beginnings With Waterfront

DAVAO, with its natural attractions and Southern hospitality, has undoubtedly become one of the country’s best wedding and events destinations. And if you are set to path to marital bliss, the Beautiful Beginnings at the Waterfront is where you need to be.



Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao has bear witness to countless beautiful beginnings as a premier nuptial location in the gulf. Now on its second year, the property hosts its wedding and celebrations fair from May 30 to June 1, 2019, bringing together 30 of the Davao City’smost sought after wedding and event providers to help couples prepare for their big day.

For soon-to-wed couples who wish to DIY their special day, interactive workshops are open to feature the latest trends in bridal floristry, event themes and concepts.

The three-day, admission-free exhibition offers exclusive perks for the whole duration of the fair including discounts on room and dining gift certificates, 50% off on their prime gazebos and up to 15% off on wedding events from June 2019 to June 2020. 

Doors open at 1:00 p.m. on May 30 while official exhibition hours run from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Grand Agila Ballroom. The momentous wedding and celebrations fair is co-presented by Golden Touch and Love & Styles and sponsored by DESA, Cameo Luxe, Decoratives by Janna and Hercs, Floral Pink Designs, Pachadas Event Styling and The Banquet Co. 

For inquiries about Beautiful Beginnings at the Waterfront, call (082) 300 8881 or visit www.facebook.com/waterfront.davao.


Shopee reveals Sarah Geronimo as new brand ambassador in time for Shopee 6.6 - 7.7 Lowest Price Sale

Filipinos can stay tuned for Shopee and Sarah Geronimo’s first television commercial airing on June 1


MANILA, 31 MAY, 2019 - Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, announces Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo as their new brand ambassador in time for the Shopee 6.6 - 7.7 Lowest Price Sale, happening from June 3 to July 7. On June 1, Filipinos can stay tuned for the first-ever television commercial of Shopee with Sarah Geronimo.




Martin Yu, Associate Director, Shopee Philippines, said, “We are very happy with how Shopee performed in 2019 and to ramp up our efforts, we are following this up with a big campaign featuring our new brand ambassador, Sarah Geronimo. We believe that Sarah’s approachable and bubbly personality is a perfect representation of the Shopee brand and we are thrilled to have her become part of the family. We invite everyone to join us in celebrating the Shopee 6.6 - 7.7 Lowest Price Sale.”

Happening from June 3 to July 7, the Shopee 6.6 - 7.7 Lowest Price Sale promises five weeks of unbeatable deals with up to 90% off from leading brands including P&G Hair, Huawei, Colourette, Colgate, Silverworks, Maybelline, Unilever Personal Care, Watsons, and Olay. Users can enjoy free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend on selected brands or categories daily as well as one million Lowest Price Deals, daily 100% cashback vouchers, and ₱1 Deals.

Bigger and better surprises in store for users





Shopee 6.6 - 7.7 Lowest Price Sale will feature 35 days of themed promotions happening from June 3 to July 7. Key highlights include:

  • Category days such as TV, Audio, & Gaming Sale on June 28, Mobile Sale on June 30, and Korean Skincare Sale on July 4.
  • Mechanic days including:
    • Vouchers Sale on June 3, featuring seller, category, and sitewide vouchers up for grabs
    • Free Shipping Sale on June 4, featuring free shipping with ₱0 min spend across the platform
    • Flash Sale on June 12, with an upsized Flash session happening 10 times across 24 hours.
  • Super Brand Days from June 17 to June 21 featuring leading brands across categories including Huawei, Maybelline, Hanford, Unilever Homecare, and Unilever Personal Care.
  • Exclusive deals from partners including BDO, Cebu Pacific, and the official store launch of iWant.


For more information on the Shopee 6.6 - 7.7 Lowest Price Sale, please visit https://shopee.ph/m/double-double.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.
Visit https://shopee.ph for more information.

Public School Teacher Zaldy Bueno is hailed as Cebuana Lhuillier’s Happiest Pinoy 2019


Zaldy Bueno, a 37-year old teacher from Gumaca, Quezon was hailed as the 4th Happiest Pinoy, winning Cebuana Lhuillier’s Search for the Happiest Pinoy!



Cebuana Lhuillier’s Search for the Happiest Pinoy honors  the Filipinos’ innate “optimism, resilience, and hope amidst different life crises.”


Zaldy bested nine other finalists from different categories, winning one million cash and a trophy.



The board of judges composed of Usec. Zenaida Maglaya, Gang Badoy Capati, James Deakin, RJ Ledesma, Love Anover-Lianko, Jonathan Yabut, Winston Maxino, Rommel Arellano, and Richardson Navor chose Bueno unanimously by virtue of his advocacy to see more children’s lives change through education. Zaldy volunteered as an ALS teacher and taught on weekends, he even had his mother as his student at one point and helped her finish her secondary education. 

Among many inspiring things about  Zaldy , he is co-founder of PADYAK project since 2017... PADYAK stands for Pidal Apakan Dunong Yayaman, Asenso’y Kakamtan, which aims to provide bicycle units for students who could not afford to travel to school.

The project turned out huge with so many people donating new and used bicycle units from all over the Philippines even getting donations from OFWs abroad. This project drastically increased attendance for students at school for which their school received a perfect attendance award.

“I am very happy with the results of this year’s search -- with over 800,000 entries received through our branches, online, SMS, and walk-in entries. It’s been amazing to read the entries of the 10 finalists and Zaldy proves to be a worthy winner as his tale will definitely inspire countless people to push on despite life’s difficulties, Zaldy exemplifies the commendable Filipino spirit of rising up from your current predicament and using that as fuel to make a difference in the lives of others.” said Cebuana Lhuillier President and CEO, Jean Henri Lhuillier.

Currently, Bueno serves as the head teacher of the English department at the Gumaca National High School. As a kid, their family would often encounter financial difficulties, Zaldy would help his mom wash clothes for their neighbours and would get his daily allowance from selling vegetables he planted to augment the family income. Zaldy vowed to work hard and study hard in order to improve their life.

A turning point in Zaldy’s life was when typhoon Rosing hit in 1995 which completely obliterated their house, and forced to stay at the barangay health center. During clinic days, Zaldy and his family had to move their things on the street to accommodate the influx of patients.

After graduating secondary school, Zaldy tried to get a college education but had to stop schooling due to financial constraints. In order to get back to school, he had to work two jobs, including stints at a tile store and as an advertiser scout for a local radio station. He finished college after 6 years.

Bueno is the fourth winner of the biennial search following Richardson Navor (2015), Rommel Arellano (2012), and Winston Maxino (2009).

When asked what Bueno will do with the prize money? 
"I will use it to further improve Project PADYAK by acquiring more bike units which more youths can use to get to school, " Zaldy shared

He also shared that he will use a part of it to bring his parents to Singapore for a well-deserved vacation.

Breaking its own record, the Cebuana Lhuillier search received over 800,000 nominations this year, the most entries it received in its ten-year history.

Congratulations to Zaldy Bueno, public school teacher from Gumaca, Quezon  winning Cebuana Lhuillier’s Search for the Happiest Pinoy  2019!





May 29, 2019

Vivo launches Vivo V15 Blossom Pink and presents its newest celebrity endorser, Maine Mendoza



Maine Mendoza is the newest celebrity endorser of  Vivo Philippines presented during the launch the Vivo V15 Blossom Pink held at the SM Megamall Activity Center.



The leading smartphone developer chose the TV host and actress for her determined spirit – one that overcomes challenges and rises up from expectations.

Both feminine and fierce, the rising star is also the best ambassador for the limited-edition V15 Blossom Pink. The Vivo smartphone is pretty and powerful with its top-of-the-line features like the 32MP Elevating Selfie Camera but with an added a splash of color that levels it up.




Inspired by the look of the limited-edition Vivo V15 Blossom Pink and the fun-loving personality of their celebrity ambassador, the event was filled with splashes of Pink as well as picture-perfect, playful stations for the ‘gram.



At the event, Maine Mendoza showed her fans some love by interacting with those who were present at the event and answering their questions from Twitter on stage. The first 30 Vivo V15 Blossom Pink buyers were also treated with a meet and greet on stage with the young actress. 



Plenty of exciting activities happened at the launch including an upbeat performance from young pop soul singer, Sassa. There were also hourly raffles and a grand raffle of Vivo goodies for the event attendees.

The Vivo V15 Blossom Pink will be available at selected dealers and Vivo stores nationwide starting from May 25. 




Find out the latest news on Vivo’s fresh endorser and the fabulous limited-edition phone at www.vivo.com/ph

You can also watch the official video featuring Maine Mendoza at www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1CsD53KRYo.








About Vivo

Vivo is a leading global technology company committed to creating trendsetting smart mobile innovations and services. Vivo is devoted to forming a vibrant mobile internet ecosystem, and currently owns and operates an extensive network of research operations, with R&D centers focusing on the development of cutting-edge consumer technologies including 5G, AI, mobile photography and next-generation smartphone design.

In recent years, Vivo has taken frequent efforts in the sports field and is committed to promoting the mutual penetration of the brand’s diverse fields and diversifying its brand image. Vivo Philippines announced its partnership with the NBA by the end of 2018.

Currently, Vivo has over two hundred million users enjoying its mobile products and services around the world. Vivo is present in 18 markets globally and features offline retail stores in over 1,000 cities worldwide. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

Loc&Stor 24/7 SLEX branch to serve home and business owners south of the metro

Is your home filled with excess possessions accumulated through the years? Have parts of your household been converted into dusty bodegas crammed full of stuff like luggage, seasonal décor and clothing, kids’ books,and sports equipment? 

Take heart. You can reclaim your guest room, garage or laundry room from the unwieldy mess by taking your non-disposables to a self-storage facility.

Make that Loc&Stor 24/7, the first world-class self-storage facility in the country that gives home and business owners a safe, secure, and professionally operated place to store goods that are not currently needed but cannot be disposed of. 

Loc&Stor 24/7 has three strategically located facilities around the metro: one in Pasig City and two in Makati City (J.P. Rizal and Urban Avenue). 

Free up precious space at home by placing your excess belongings in Loc&Stor 24/7, a world-class self-storage facility with a branch in SLEX. You may contact Loc&Stor 24/7 SLEX branch at 0917 709 5836, and visit our website www.locnstor247.com.


And the good news is, Loc&Stor 24/7 just opened a facility at the South Luzon Expressway, giving residents and business owners from Alabang, Parañaque, Magallanes, Las Piñas, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, and other nearby areas easy and fast access to it—whether on a short- or long-term basis. Starting with the minimum rental period of 1 month. 

Loc&Stor 24/7 SLEX provides the same world-class standard that storers have learned to trust and is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Like the other branches, Loc&Stor 24/7 SLEX offers seven sizes of storage units to accommodate customers’ varying needs. The smallest can accommodate up to eight balikbayan boxes, while the jumbo-size unit can fit contents of a 20ft container or up to 180 balikbayan boxes. Even better, you can easily upsize or downsize your unit.

Keep your precious possessions safe and secure at a world-class self-storage facility that storers trust—Loc&Stor 24/7. Accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, Loc&Stor 24/7 has a branch in SLEX. For more information, contact Loc&Stor SLEX branch at 0917 709 5836, and visit our website www.locnstor247.com.


Only you and your authorized representatives can access your stored possessions, using unique PIN codes that arms and disarms your unit’s alarm. And because all access to your unit is electronically logged, the system will notify you through e-mail if your unit has been opened.

To accommodate the requirements of Loc&Stor 24/7’s corporate or business-owner storers, the facility has an elevated loading dock that can fit up to two 40 ft. shipping containers. Furthermore, since Loc&Stor 24/7 SLEX is a one-level facility; no weight limits are imposed on all units.

Experience the world-class self-storage facilities of Loc&Stor 24/7 SLEX Branch now! Equipped with high-definition CCTV cameras with night vision, smoke detectors and fire alarms, and sprinkler systems, Loc&Stor 24/7 provides safe and secure storage of your precious goods. 


Finally, for your peace of mind, Loc&Stor 24/7 SLEX is located in a guarded, gated, and flood-free compound manned round-the-clock by personnel from a leading professional agency. The facility is also equipped with high-definition CCTV cameras with night vision, smoke detectors and fire alarms, and sprinkler systems. 

Ample parking space inside the compound is available for the storers’ safety even at odd hours. 

For inquiries on rental fees and other vital information, visit our website at www.locnstor247.com, or connect through social media on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

You may also contact one of Loc&Stor’s facilities to know more—Pasig at 570-2561, Urban Makati at 810-9556, JP Rizal Makati at 0917 709 5390, or SLEX at 0917 709 5836.


May 27, 2019

Get the Lowest Price Guaranteed deals only at the Shopee 6.6 - 7.7 Lowest Price Sale

From June 3 to July 7, top brands including P&G Hair, Maybelline, Silverworks and more are giving exclusive discounts up to 90% off


Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, announces the launch of the Shopee 6.6 - 7.7 Lowest Price Sale happening from June 3 to July 7. 

Users will be treated to five weeks of exciting back to back promotions including one million Lowest Price Deals, daily 100% cashback vouchers, and the most-awaited daily ₱1 Deals. As an added bonus, users can get free shipping for with a ₱0 minimum spend on selected brands or categories daily. 

There will be up to 90% off a wide assortment of products from leading brands including P&G Hair, Huawei, Colourette, Colgate, Silverworks, Maybelline, Unilever Personal Care, Watsons, and Olay. Users can also look forward to category days and exciting promotions such as Vouchers Day on June 3; Free Shipping Day on June 4; and Games Day on June 5.

For more information on the Shopee 6.6 - 7.7 Lowest Price Sale, please visit https://shopee.ph/m/double-double.


Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

Why Pampanga is the country’s next big thing


Off to a prodigious economic upswing, there lies a promising future in the immediate North, Pampanga. Being a dynamic and forward-looking real estate player, NorthPine Land, Inc. (NLI) is not one to show signs of slowing down in terms of leaving its own mark through this historical moment.

With its strategic location in Central Luzon, Pampanga has undeniably turned into a hotspot for lifestyle and living. The province is tapped by a great deal of enterprises because of its steady and vibrant economic growth. In fact, it is geared towards a major breakthrough since the Pampanga Megalopolis Plan was finally handed over to its local government and already kicked off in 2018. This is a comprehensive development project which seeks to make this region the next urban growth center giving way to several business and lifestyle opportunities for more people. The big plan also veers away from the kind of urbanization that overcrowded Metro Manila.

Business tycoons and international developers alike are actively pursuing to further developClark, known as the “Economic Haven in the Asia Pacific”, to become a global city which shall be called New Clark City. In addition, several studies revealed that the first class component city of San Fernando is a consistently growing agro-industrial-commercial metropolis. Its local government strives to make the provincial capital more economically competitive and business-friendly. With these extensive development plans, great opportunities and grander possibilities are now a reality.

Moreover, the development framework strategy suggests that the future of Pampanga lean towards sustainable development. Developers guarantee environmentally friendly projects favoring protection, conservation and maintaining of natural resources. 

The province, both known as the “Culinary Capital” and the “Christmas Capital of the Philippines”, is home to many beautiful and historical places. What is more exciting is that it has also become a melting pot of diverse cultures through time. These factors give Pampanga a reputation for being one of the country’s top tourist destinations. Suffice to say that the regionoffers an ideal and desirable living, which is what NorthPine Land, wants to share with more people searching for just that. 

Being one of the country’s trusted property developers, the company is extending its efforts this 2019 to offer more premium living spaces to our cabalen, with its newest model houses at Montana Strands and Montana Views both located in Pampanga. 


Nancy (Architect’s perspective) is the newest addition to Montana Strands


Montana Strands, a retro modern-inspired community located at Brgy. Calulut, San Fernando City, was just launched in 2018 with four model houses, namely: Madison, Trinity, Sandy, and Ruby. This year, Nancy will be added to its stunning lineup which will certainly excite people with refined tastes. Its smart finish and total area, being the second biggest among others, rightly suit the need of growing families. 




Rushmore (Architect’s perspective) at Montana Views is one of the highlights of NLI’s accomplishments this 2019.

Perfect for big families, Montana Views situated at Brgy. Panipuan, City of San Fernando-Mexico, Pampanga now boasts of its latest model unit named Rushmore. This exceptionally elegant and very spacious house will set the bars higher for NorthPine Land’s works. It is the first and only home offered by NLI with five bedrooms, making it an ideal space to prep up for a brighter future. 

Since 2016, NorthPine Land has been developing prestigious lifestyle communities not only to adapt to the already vibrant atmosphere in Pampanga but also to change the real estate footprint in the region. To meet homebuyer demands, more milestones from NLI are anticipated to rise in the region as it transforms to the country’s next urban growth center. 







About NorthPine Land, Inc.

NorthPine Land Inc. (NLI) is one of the country’s trusted real estate prime movers with a prestigious portfolio of projects in Pampanga (Montana Views and Montana Strands), Cavite (Kahaya Place, Greenwoods Village, Wind Crest and Kohana Grove), Laguna (South Hampton), Antipolo City (Forest Ridge), and Pasig City (Lexington). Its distinguished shareholders are: HongKong Land, BDO, Metrobank, and San Miguel Properties, Inc. To know more about our lineup of products, visit www.northpineland.com or call +632 637.1531. 











Mama's Lullaby



Learn more about good health and well being for expecting mothers at "Mama's Lullaby", a musical event for expecting mothers, presented by SM Cares in partnership with Natalac

Daiichi Properties Latest Project in ARCA South Bags International Property Award

Daiichi Properties, one of the Philippines’ leading office space developers, was awarded the Five Star Best Office Development Philippines Award for its Fifty Six Central project at the recently concluded 2019 Asia Pacific Property Awards last May 15, 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Embracing the emergence of active and working space concepts, Fifty Six Central is Daiichi Properties’ first and newest project at the heart of the emerging business district of ARCA South in Taguig. Thoughtfully designed to support business flexibility and growth, Fifty Six Central is adjacent to the much-anticipated Taguig Integrated Terminal Exchange (ITX), which will serve as a central station for provincial buses carrying passengers to and from Southern Luzon, and the Visayas and Mindanao regions. The ITX is also connected to the Philippine National Railways FTI Station and the planned Mega Manila Subway.

Part of the renowned International Property Awards, the Asia Pacific Property Awards celebrates the best companies and developments in the region’s real estate industry. This new recognition for Fifty Six Central follows four other International Property Awards wins that Daiichi Properties received for its other building projects – One World Place in 2013-2014, World Plaza in 2015-2016, and The Finance Centre in 2016-2017. It was also awarded the Best Developer Website for property developers in the Philippines in 2017-2018.

“We constantly drive towards creating structures of the highest standards, and the consecutive awards we have received from the Asia Pacific Property Awards represent our company’s track record and culture. As we continue to build new stories, Fifty Six Central is a culmination of Daiichi Properties’ experiences of developing award-winning, innovative and sustainable buildings. This latest recognition will continue to inspire us in creating more spaces as we work to serve more brands and businesses in the future,” said Daiichi Properties Senior Vice President Charmaine Uy.

The buildings developed by Daiichi Properties, including Fifty Six Central, have been designed in close collaboration with Gensler, an international design firm that was ranked the number one firm for the third year running in Building Design’s 2018 World Architecture 100.

Daiichi Properties’ newest building is a pre-certified Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Silver project and is currently underway to securing building accreditation from the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA). Equipped with fully redundant backup power and data, high-speed destination-based elevators, and VRF air-conditioning system, Fifty Six Central ensures workplace efficiency and business continuity.

Daiichi Properties has been transforming the Philippine real estate industry for 25 years. Their mission is to consistently provide the highest standards of real estate projects and solutions to leading and reputable companies. Some of the award-winning structures that Daiichi Properties have created include The Finance Centre, World Plaza, and One World Place in Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City.



Fifty Six Central is Daiichi Properties’ first and newest project at the heart of the emerging business district of ARCA South in Taguig.


From left to right: Stuart Shield, President and Founder, International Property Awards; Arch. Georgina de Vera, Manager Architect, Daiichi Properties; Marjorie Ann Roco-Ojeda, Sales and Leasing Manager, Daiichi Properties; and, a Lixil Representative (one of the award sponsors).

Factors for Successful Dental Implants


Dental osseointegration, also known as dental implant, is rapidly becoming more popular. With advances in technology, this is the solution most people consider to replace a missing tooth, as it provides better long-term value than conventional replacement options.

But while dental implants are an effective, most natural, and long-lasting oral care solution, not everyone can undergo the procedure. There are several factors that can determine your viability as a good candidate. Here are a few factors you need to consider.

Choose the best system. The dental implant system you choose is a major factor, if not one of the most important decisions to make for the success of your dental implants. Asking your dentist for the best such as Straumann, the undisputed leader when it comes to implant, restorative and regenerative dentistry products, ensures that your investment will pay off.

Using the latest technological advancements in the ever-changing dental landscape, Straumann guarantees, not only the highest-quality materials, but also the best pre and post operative support for dentists, osseointegration specialists, and patients.

Good general health. It is important for patients to be in good overall health before undergoing treatment for dental implants. Those who smoke, drink alcohol, or have diabetes usually have lower success rates with dental implants since these conditions can negatively affect oral health, which affects the healing process of the implant.

Healthy gums. Healthy gums are necessary to support the new dental implant as it fuses with the jawbone. If you suffer from advanced gum disease, you may benefit from periodontal (gum) treatment to rectify this deficiency prior to receiving implants.

Adequate jaw bone support. For implants to be successful, ample support and structure in the jaw are required. Without healthy, strong bones, an implant can possibly fail. If you are lacking sufficient jaw bone density to anchor an implant, the aid of a bone graft can help create a stronger foundation for successful integration.

Commitment to good oral health. Candidates should commit to maintaining their oral hygiene for a successful implant, and to keep the teeth in good shape. This involves daily brushing and flossing, along with periodic visits to the dentist – these hygiene habits are crucial to preserving the health and strength of your natural teeth as well.

The next time you visit your dentist and consider dental implant as your option, you should ask for the best dental implant system which is Straumann – the world’s leading brand for more than 60 years.

For more information, contact Straumann Philippines at 0917-886-8266 or 0915-890-9107 or email gtindustries.comp@gmail.com. Straumann is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by GT Industries.

4th Regional Travel Fair pushes for domestic tourism



Spearheaded by the revitalized Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, the marketing arm of the Department of Tourism (DOT), the 4th Regional Travel Fair in Clark, Pampanga recently concluded with a wide range of activities such as business-to-business sessions, a two-day business-to-consumer exhibit, forums and pre-event tours to further increase nationwide domestic tourist arrivals while promoting sustainable tourism in private-public initiatives and programs. The four-day travel fair highlighted two main events: business-to-consumer exposition attended by hundreds of travel enthusiasts, and participated in by the biggest tour operators and local tourism officers in the country to market their special travel deals and promos; and the business-to-business travel exchange that enabled participating buyers and sellers to network and discuss investment opportunities to generate leads and sales. Present during the opening ceremony were (L-R) DOT Region 10 director Marie Elaine Unchuan, TPB Domestic Department OIC Nerissa Juan, Philippine Airlines Luzon Station area head Christopher Lebumfacil, TPB Corporate Affairs Sector acting deputy chief operating officer Joselito Gregorio, Cebu Pacific sales director Agnes Gupalor, and TPB Domestic Promotions – Sales Division OIC Cesar Villanueva.





92% of Filipino Freelancers Say Job Stability is a Key Concern—PayPal Survey

A recent online survey of Filipino freelancers by PayPal found that 92% of those surveyed saw “job stability” as a key concern for their careers.

“The Philippines has one of the largest proportions of freelancers to total population in the world, with 2% of its economy made up of freelancers,” said Nagesh Devata, General Manager for PayPal Southeast Asia Cross-Border Trade. “While flexibility and autonomy are some of the core benefits of freelancing, participating in the gig economy does come with its own set of challenges – and job stability is one of them. As freelancers move from contract to contract, it’s difficult to forecast their businesses.” 

The survey was conducted by PayPal in April to better understand the needs of freelancers. The Philippines is home to a vibrant gig economy, with an estimated 1.5 million freelancers in the country. This is a segment that is fast becoming an influential part of the Filipino workforce and a key engine driving the growth of its economy.

Aside from highlighting job stability as a key challenge, the survey also revealed the various strategies that freelancers employ to sustain a pipeline.




Freelancing for multiple clients

One of the key ways to ensure job stability is to freelance for multiple clients. As indicated in the survey, 64% of Filipino Freelancers say that ‘Having more than one client’ is important to succeeding as a freelancer. This allows them to hedge the unpredictability of work and diversify their income streams. Many have embraced this strategy with 6 in 10 of the respondents stating that they currently have two clients or more.

“From working with the freelancer community in the Philippines for the past few years, we have seen that the more experienced freelancers have learned to work around the ‘job stability’ challenge by investing in client relationships and managing their time across multiple clients,” Devata said.

This is evident in the survey results, where nearly 54% of the respondents stated that building client relationships is the best approach to improving job stability. Other approaches include charging higher rates (20%) and upskilling with additional training (14%).

“As in any industry, an important aspect of creating stability in business is building new client relationships and maintaining existing ones. This is true for freelancers as well. Happy and loyal clients ensure sustainable long-term success,” Devata added.

Even as freelancers look to increase their client pool to ensure job stability, they face the challenges that comes with having and juggling multiple clients. The respondents cited ‘Time management’ (69%) as the biggest challenge, followed by Different Client Requests (12%), and Building New Client Relationships (6%).


Seamless cross-border transactions

Another challenge to managing multiple jobs from various companies or employers across the globe is having a cross-border payments platform / system that allows freelancers to receive payment, and get paid on time.

“Most of these freelancers work online and remotely for employers from outside the Philippines, with a majority of them from the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada. By facilitating cross-border payments seamlessly with our industry-leading products, strong strategic partnerships and global outreach PayPal is an international bridge for freelancers and businesses, especially SMEs. Besides providing freelancers access to funds quickly, we also empower them by providing access to global customers, helping them to widen and increase their client pool, which they’ve indicated in the survey is key to ensuring job stability for them,” Devata said. 

With offerings like PayPal Business mobile app and PayPal.MeTM, PayPal enables freelancers and small businesses to invoice their clients and customers on-the-go as well as track all of their incoming payments through their phones.

“By enabling freelancers’ access to the digital economy on a secure platform, we hope to continue to play an important role in not only helping them to survive, but to scale and realize their growth ambitions,” Devata pointed out.

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