Sunday, November 19, 2017

Press Release: A Very Special Weekend fun Bazaar at Robinsons Townville Solenad 2 Nuvali


As Christmas is slowly coming by better make sure to buy your gifts for your loved ones as early as now with Robinsons Townville Solenad 2 Nuvali in cooperation with Des Merchants Lifestyle Bazaar as they have gathered their best items up for grabs this Yuletide season. 

From branded apparel for the whole family to Ready To Wear ( RTW) overruns, scents and perfume and also Korean Hallyu merchandise as a perfect gift for the family this Christmas will be readily available at discounted prices.

Pasalubong items and assorted kakanins along with other foodies finds for your foodie friends are also available in the bazaar! 

And make sure to look for that perfect kikay kit for your BFF or girlfriends at Robinsons Townville Solenad 2 Nuvali! 

Along with the bazaar, on selected weekends there will be special events catered to you and the family. 

- Nov. 25, 2017   - Acoustic Christmas with Candy Buffet
- Nov. 26, 2017   - Photo Booth with Candy Buffet
- Dec. 9, 2017 - Acoustic Christmas with Candy Buffet
- Dec. 16, 2017 - Meet & Greet Santa with Candy Buffet
- Dec. 23, 2017 - Meet & Greet Santa with Candy Buffet
- Dec. 30, 2017 - Acoustic Christmas with Candy Buffet

So head on over to Robinsons Townville Solenad 2 Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna and experience a different kind of Christmas shopping experience with the family! 

Press Release : Holiday Fair at the Promenade Mall



Enjoy some family time while shopping for gifts with the family at The Promenade Mall. 

From November 18, 2017 and all weekends until the end of 2017 you can enjoy great discounts of the latest finds and treats fit for every member of the family. 

Located at the Missouri Entrance of the Promenade Mall, You will be welcomed with a wide array of merchants that will help you ease the stress of holiday shopping on the weekends.

 Along with the discounts are also the unique and one of a kind stores that will help you buy a special gift for your special someone.

Need a gift for your nieces and nephews? They have it here at great prices that will fit your budget. 

Need to buy your best friend his or her favorite perfume - its only a one stop away! 

Make sure to drop by the Holiday Fair at the Promenade Mall and have a great holiday shopping experience this Yuletide season. 

For interested merchants, you may call or text 0995 569 5583 for further details. 

BAZAAR PILIPINAS CHRISTMAS 2017 at Centris Elements Tent

DECEMBER 2, 2017 Saturday 10am-8pm [1 day bazaar]
CENTRIS Elements Tent, Centris, EDSA corner Quezon Blvd., QC


Everyone's invited to the BAZAAR PILIPINAS Christmas 2017! The bazaar aims to recognize not just locally crafted or produced creations, but Filipino entrepreneurs whose businesses are as diverse as they are exciting. This free-entrance event will have over 120 sellers of various items to sate the Christmas shopper's needs, from fashionable apparel, footwear, jewelries and accessories, to books, toys, sporting goods, decor and collectibles, cosmetic and skin-care products, food products that are as diverse as they are delicious, pet products, small appliances and crafted furnishings. We are most proud too of the arts & crafts merchants we invited who are ready to offer their lovingly handcrafted creations made of paper, clay, leather, metal, and so much  more. We also welcomed merchants of pre-loved and vintage items to delight even the most discerning bargain shopper! 

Fill up your Christmas gift list in this one bazaar, situated in the heart of Quezon City. We welcome your fur babies too, as this is a pet-friendly event. We will be giving away raffle prizes every half-hour to guests to register at the entrance - all you have to do is sign in with your name and Facebook account.


No entrance fees will be charged, so bring in your entire family! Parking is not a problem - a brand-new 3-storey parking building is right in front of the Elements Centris tent, to make it even more convenient for you. The venue, ELEMENTS TENT in Centris is situated on EDSA corner of Quezon Blvd., so getting there is not a problem. 

This bazaar was organized to benefit the group BAZAAR Pilipinas, a community of bazaaristas, merchants & organizers - and in cooperation with The READING ROOM, Cubao X and the administration of Elements Tent, Centris.


For more information, email us at thereadingroom888@gmail.com  or text us at 0917.522.2100

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Press Release: LBC Fosters Filipino Camaraderie Thru HK Cup 2017



LBC makes sure Filipinos always feel the spirit of home, wherever they may be in the world.

This is why it kicked off  LBC Hong Kong Cup 2017: Palarong Pinoy Level Up to engage Filipinos in the area to come together and bond thru fun games and activities.

The League features popular sports like basketball, volleyball and bowling.  It also showcases local games like patintero, luksong tinik, piko and Chinese garter. 

The month-long tourney is being held in various locations in Hong Kong, among them  Shek Ku Lung  Park and the South China Athletic Association Bowling Center.

LBC hopes that the friendly games, touted as the biggest LBC Sports Olympics in Hong Kong, will be an enjoyable and effective venue for our kababayans  to bond, so they will always feel the sense of home in their hearts.

Friday, November 10, 2017

IAA (Immigration Advisers Authority) tells Filipinos ‘check your immigration adviser is licensed or exempt’


Catherine Albiston, Registrar of the New Zealand Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA), discusses the importance of receiving professional New Zealand immigration advice in a roundtable discussion in Manila.

Registrar of the New Zealand Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA) Catherine Albiston visited the Philippines this month to advise communities of the importance of only using licensed or exempt advisers when seeking New Zealand immigration advice.
“New Zealand is a popular destination for Filipino migrants to work, study, or visit, but it may not be common knowledge that anyone who needs help completing a New Zealand visa application must get advice from the right person,” said Ms Albiston.
“There is no requirement to use an immigration adviser, however if visa applicants need help then only a licensed immigration adviser or exempt person can assist. Exempt persons include Immigration New Zealand staff, current New Zealand lawyers, and education agents for student visas only.”

Ms Albiston visited Manila and Cebu as part of an IAA campaign to increase awareness of the IAA’s licensed adviser register and list of exempt persons, and the risks associated with using unlicensed advisers.
“Unfortunately there are people who operate unlawfully and provide advice without a licence, which can result in a distressing situation for the visa applicant and their family,” added Ms Albiston.
“With the amount of information available in today’s world, it can be difficult knowing who to trust, which is why the IAA offers a register of licensed advisers on the website.
“Licensed advisers have specialist expertise and have met competency standards. They follow a code of conduct that requires them to be honest and respectful.  
“People who are not licensed or exempt, including POEA agencies, can share publicly available information, but cannot provide immigration advice.”
Visa applicants can use a checklist before they choose who provides them with advice.
The IAA is responsible for issuing licences to advisers and handling complaints about poor immigration advice. The IAA does not provide immigration advice. A person’s immigration status will not be affected by contacting the IAA.
More information on the IAA can be found at iaa.govt.nz or via email – info@iaa.govt.nz. For free information on New Zealand’s immigration requirements go to www.immigration.govt.nz

Thursday, September 28, 2017

LBC Guarantees Customers’ Welfare by Adhering to Data Protection Act


The value LBC gives to customers goes beyond the simple act of sending and receiving their precious “padala.” It also means making sure that their customers’ personal data is protected, especially from cyber threats. 




In a recent forum with LBC’s top officials, Atty. Raul Cortez, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs Director of Microsoft Philippines, shares that due to the 4th Industrial Revolution, technology has become ingrained in our lives and shape the way we live, work and interact. An established company, such as LBC, should be able to put systems in place so that they serve the needs of their customers while making sure that it is compliant with the requirements of the Data Privacy Act of 2012. This law protects the privacy of individual’s personal data while ensuring the free flow of information and growth of businesses, including the exchange of information via live and online transactions. 

Atty. Cortez emphasizes that under the provisions of the law, an individual has the right to be protected whenever s/he decides to share personal information with any entity. This encompasses sensitive information such as an individual’s race, health information, education, religion, ethnic background, marital status, and even political affiliation. 

For its part, the country’s leading name in remittance and cargo, underlined their efforts to combat cybercrime; guard themselves fully from breaches in cybersecurity and ensure that they are complying strictly to ensure the privacy of their customers’ data. LBC is committed and more than ready in its journey of compliance to implement appropriate organizational, physical, and technical measures - as required by the Data Privacy Act.

Mr. Dale Jose, Modern Workplace Solutions Lead of Microsoft Philippines, adds that the security perimeter in the workplace has now been changed. He said that data breach can often be a result of weak or stolen passwords, or when sensitive data is accidentally shared to the wrong person. Given these risks, Jose adds that customers who do online transactions have the right to be informed, to object, to access, to correct or rectify, to block or remove data, to have data portability, to file a complaint, and to be indemnified. 

Given this scenario, LBC has begun adopting measures to conform to the Data Privacy Act. In working closely with Microsoft, LBC’s IT and Compliance team has already adopted Microsoft 0ffice 365 for productivity and Azure. Microsoft designed Azure and Office 365 with industry-leading security measures and privacy policies to safeguard data in the cloud and can help on the journey to reducing risks and equiping companies with the necessary tools to help them comply with the Data Privacy Act. 

LBC assures that while they are just in the infant stages en route to full compliance, the measures they have begun implementing is a testament to the way they do business—and the way they care for customers who have entrusted them with vital information and transactions. 

ABOUT LBC 
LBC is the Philippines’ market leader in retail and corporate courier & cargo, money remittance, and logistics services. With a growing network of over 6,400 branches, hubs & warehouses, partners, and agents in over 30 countries, LBC is committed to moving lives, businesses, and communities and delivering smiles around the world. Listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange through LBC Express Holdings, Inc., LBC aims to deliver value to all of its stakeholders, as it has for over 60 years. Founded in 1945 as a brokerage and air cargo agent, LBC pioneered time-sensitive cargo delivery and 24-hour door-to- door delivery in the Philippines. Today, it is the most trusted logistics brand of the Global Filipino. LBC can move it for you: visit www.LBCexpress.com, or call telephone +632 858599 (Metro Manila), 1 800 10 8585 999 (Provincial), +632 9086 522 (Solutions) and follow LBCExpress (Facebook and Twitter). 

Petsa de Peligro is real! Here’s a funny commercial you can relate to!



Jollibee makes us laugh once again and crave for their deliciously affordable offerings with their new JolliSavers commercial.

Petsa de Peligro—those few days when one has to go tiis-tipid  and higpit-sinturon before the next paycheck comes in—is an experience that most working-age Pinoys can relate to. Hands up! Lol. This period (which usually occurs near the 15th and 30th of each month) often becomes a creative opportunity for the budget-challenged, dodging lunch-out invites from their officemates.


For many Filipinos, “masarap” is often equated to “mahal,” which makes dining out for lunch more problematic for those on a tight petsa de peligro budget. To avoid losing face when declining invitations for a “masarap” lunch, one often has to resort to making excuses such as “I’m still full eh” or “I’m on this very strict diet kasi.”

Jollibee’s latest TV commercial, which aired last September 17, 2017, proposes a truly creative way of getting out of this typical petsa de peligro trap: ride a giant robot, and run away!

The commercial begins with an all too familiar situation: a group of young employees deciding where to eat lunch, when someone innocently suggests going somewhere “masarap.” Sensing a threat to their limited budget, three guys unleash their secret weapon to escape spending more than what they are prepared to.


No need to resort to such extreme means during petsa de peligro—there’s always JolliSavers to save the day. For only P50.00* or less, one can always count on sulit-sarap meals even when it’s not payday yet!


JolliSavers includes bestsellers such as their Burger Steak (P50.00*), which offers a satisfying combination of 100% beef patty, topped with flavorful mushroom gravy, enjoyed with a cup of white rice.
There’s also the cheesiest, meatiest Jolly Spaghetti (P50.00*), which delivers an incomparable sweet-sarap experience with every forkful. Burger lovers can count on the reliable Jollibee classic, the 100% beefy langhap-sarap Yumburger (P30.00*).

The creative ways of getting through petsa de peligro are always funny and relatable, but there’s no need to go that far, especially with JolliSavers,” said Mari Aldecoa, Jollibee Marketing Director. “In Jollibee, there’s always good, satisfying food for everyone at very affordable prices.”

Enjoy everyday sulit-sarap meals with JolliSavers, available for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru transactions in all Jollibee stores nationwide. With JolliSavers, may sarap na parang payday, everyday!  


For more information on the Philippines’ number one fast-food brand, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, or follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.


* Prices may vary across different locations