Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Seriously Addictive Math: Parents see Brighter Future for their Kids with S.A.M


Parents are known to be a child’s first educators. Hence, it is only natural for them to only want the best for their kids.  With the holistic development and character building promise of Seriously Addictive Math (S.A.M.), it is no doubt that it is fast becoming  a parent’s preference in supplementing their kids’ capability in math.



Through S.A.M.’s passion in inculcating the right attitudes like love for learning and discovery, discipline, and solving complex word problems,  moms Sophia Ann Casipit and Virgilia CaƱete narrated  how S.A.M. satisfied their meticulous standards when it comes to choosing a learning center that will help their child overcome their math problems.

Before enrolling her  6 year old son in S.A.M., Casipit explained that her child feared mathematics and found  it boring. “Seth didn’t  want to think and analyze the questions whenever he had assignments and exams in school. But when I enrolled him in  S.A.M., I was so happy because he told me that math was fun to learn. He also got so excited every time he would  go to S.A.M.”  She stressed that her son’s critical thinking and word problem analysis improved. Her son can now add and subtract faster. What’s more, he now loves multiplication, a topic which he totally hated in his third term in school.”


But S.A.M.’s efficiency is not just targeted towards honing a child’s mathematical capabilities. It is also adept in improving a child’s holistic development and character. This fact is also evident in Canete’s 10 year old son Gab who used to struggle in math.
Canete who enrolled her son in other tutorial centers before recounted: “Before S.A.M., I sent my son to a basic tutorial center which also taught Singapore math.  But my son’s grade in math got worse so I stopped him from attending the sessions altogether. But when I transferred Gab to S.A.M., I saw a very big improvement with his math subject. I can now see that he is not struggling so much in answering his lessons especially in problem solving”.   

On S.A.M.’s learning methods, Casipit said “I love the worksheets on how colorful and illustrated it is. I also like the way it teaches Seth on how to analyze and comprehend the questions rather than just learning math thru repetition”.

On the other hand, Canete also observed that Gab also improved on his reading and problem analysis skills. She proudly added that Gab is now focusing on his lessons more. 
With the benefits her son is reaping under S.A.M.,  Canete said she would recommend S.A.M. to other parents whose kids are also encountering problems with math and their schoolwork, in general. Casipit, meanwhile, thanked S.A.M. for teaching her son, not just math, but also critical thinking and love for independence learning. She exclaimed: “I am thankful to S.A.M. for being my partner in teaching my son to look at math being my  in a different perspective”.

With S.A.M.’s well-polished and well-researched educational framework plus well-trained tutors, parents who put their trust in S.A.M. can be assured that their children are not just being trained to be masterful in math but also to be achievers, in whatever path they take in the future.

To know more about S.A.M., you may visit their website at www.seriouslyaddictivemaths.com.ph and https://www.facebook.com/SAM.SingaporeMath.Philippines or call 0977-8239910 | (02) 964 9759.

Happy 100th Birthday Nikon!


Iconic brand’s Spectacle Lenses unlock the future with the power of light based on 100 years of technology.



Nikon, the global leader in digital imaging and optics, is now a hundred years old! For a century, Nikon has relentlessly pursued the infinite possibilities of light, harnessing the power of lenses to contribute to the advancement of imaging culture and sciences. 

Since its establishment in 1917 as Nippon Kogaku K.K., Nikon has been at the very heart of innovation and development. Starting out as a manufacturer of optical glass and optical instruments.  The optical lens business started in 1946 with the sale of the Pointal lens. Nikon has since then been a leading innovator in the field of ophthalmic optics with breakthrough innovations in material, design, and coatings.  In 1983, Nikon introduces a high performance anti-glare coating with true, built-in scratch resistance. This technology becomes immediately popular in Japan, where nearly all of lenses now feature this type of coating.

This iconic brand has also contributed to the development of the optical industry, creating breakthrough technologies and high-quality, award-winning products in the process. It introduced the anti-glare coating, Hard Clear Coat (HCC), with true, built-in scratch resistance as early as 1983; the first ultra-high index lens, Index 1.74, in 2000; the first Single Vision lens, custom made according to frame shape – SeeMax – in 2002; and the first eye strain relief lens – Relaxsee – in 2005. Today, all Nikon Single Vision lenses feature its trademark Advanced Aspheric Design for sharp clear vision with limited peripheral distortion. Besides designing new digital lenses, it also continues to produce coatings that protect lenses against dust, water, abrasions and scratches, in addition to eliminating reflections and enhancing visual clarity.

In its pursuit of the endless possibilities of light, Nikon has gained extensive expertise ranging from optics and materials to image-processing and simulations such as ultra-thin ophthalmic lenses and digital cameras, to name a few. In fact, the quality of its products has earned praise among consumers around the world while setting the very standards recognized and adopted by eye care specialists themselves. 

The brand “Nikon” inspires visionaries who share its belief that “some great things are not visible with the naked eyes, but perfect sight will allow you to see what it takes to achieve them.” 

Filled with appreciation for the previous 100 years, Nikon moves forward to the next century, where its role will be in creating new values for a brighter future.

Experience Nikon's 100-year journey in pursuit of the possibilities of light by visiting www.nikon.com/100th. Watch past, present and future innovations from the brand come to life through a powerful commemorative video presentation at www.nikon.com/100th/anniversarymovie

Nikon Spectacle Lenses are currently available in the Philippines through all optical shops and licensed eye care professionals nationwide. To learn more about Nikon Spectacle Lenses, visit http://nikon-lenswear.com and www.essilor.com.ph

Shine just like Elisse Joson with Fiona Cologne



Popular actress and influencer, Elisse Joson, is at the top of her game. Only 16 when she joined the crazy world of show business, she’s proven to have staying power after having been given roles in daytime and primetime TV series and even movies. Her big breakthrough came as the star in a recent series of ads for a popular fast food chain and she’s currently starring in Ang Probinsyano on ABS-CBN, opposite Mccoy De Leon, her rumored suitor. Just in the past two years, their team up has been nominated in five different award giving bodies, winning in four of them.

Elisse is just taking it all in stride. “I’ve been so busy and I’m really grateful for all the blessings. But I’m also my own worst critic. I experienced bullying in high school so words really have an impact on me,” she reveals. So she’s happy to partner with a brand like Fiona Cologne that aims to empower girls like her. 

Fiona Cologne, with its charming and attractive scents, brings out the fun and beautiful in everyone and will naturally make its wearer shine in the spotlight. Elisse is the perfect choice for Fiona Cologne. She’s obviously very beautiful but she’s also effortlessly fun and has a quirky charm, making her positively magnetic.

Elisse admits being a fan of Fiona’s line up of scents ever since.  “There’s definitely a scent for all kinds of personalities. One of my favorites is Rosy Red, it’s my go-to everyday scent!” Elisse declares. She enjoins her fans to try Fiona Cologne so they can be just as confident as her, attracting compliments wherever she goes.

Fiona Colognes are now available in supermarkets, groceries, and drugstores nationwide.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Jollibee Burger Steak: Rich classic flavors, real value


Combination of unbeatable taste and local flavor behind timeless fast-food offering



For the longest time, the global fast-food scene has one strict rule for beef patties: they only belong between burger buns. 

But in a country like the Philippines, a meal can never be considered a proper one without our favorite grain: rice. Most of the local dishes go well with a serving of white rice and a splash of flavorful sauce or broth. 

In 1995, Jollibee—the country’s top fast-food chain and proud homegrown Pinoy brand—brought together a fast-food favorite and a Pinoy staple to create a new classic offering: the Burger Steak. Made with 100% beef patty seasoned to suit Pinoy tastes, drizzled with a flavorful mushroom gravy (a time-tested flavor pairing used the world over: beef and mushroom), and served with white rice, the Burger Steak was an instant hit for diners looking for their kanin-and-ulam fix.

“The Jollibee Burger Steak was inspired by something that many Pinoys know to be true: a flavor-packed, saucy ulam served with steamed white rice really hits the spot,” said Cathleen Capati, Jollibee Core Category Marketing Director. “But that’s the beauty of that idea. It seemed so simple, but nobody else did that over twenty years ago. For me, Jollibee only proved that we truly know and understand the Pinoy palate.”

Today, the Burger Steak remains to be a consistent Jollibee best-seller, with hundreds and hundreds of meals sold each day in 1,000 Jollibee stores nationwide. The rich classic flavors that this dish delivers is just one reason for its enduring popularity, as the fact that it has remained very affordable for over two decades continues to attract customers, too.

Aside from the Burger Steak delivering a truly beefy-linamnam, saucy-sarap dining experience every time, it delivers great value, too,” added Ms. Capati. “For only 50 pesos, you get delicious ulam and rice for a truly satisfying meal.”

Experience the beefy-linamnam and saucy-sarap goodness of the Burger Steak for yourself today. The Jollibee Burger Steak is available for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru transactions, with prices starting at P50.00* for the Solo Meal. 

For more information on your classic Jolly favorites, like www.facebook.com/JollibeePhilippines or follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

Prices may vary across different locations.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Check back-to-school offers from Griffin’s Cookie Bear and Res|Toe|Run


Griffin’s Cookie Bear and Res|Toe|Run are making back-to-school season more delightful with treats you and your kids will surely enjoy.


Goodies from New Zealand’s Favorite Biscuit Bakers, Griffin’s Cookie Bear, await those shopping at Res|Toe|Run. With every single receipt purchase of Res|Toe|Run Kids’ footwear, you can get a complimentary pack of Cookie Bear Hundreds & Thousands. Available in Pink and Chocolate Icing variants, and made with real New Zealand milk, these delicious biscuits are perfect for recess and after-school snacking. Get these freebies until August 9 in these Res|Toe|Run branches: UP Town Center, TriNoma, Alabang Town Center, Estancia Mall, Robinsons Magnolia, Harbor Point Subic, Nuvali, Abreeza Davao, and Ayala Center Cebu.

You and your little ones can also meet the adorable Cookie Bear mascot and get to play the Cookie Match tablet game to win Griffin’s Cookie Bear biscuits and other prizes. Mark your calendars and head over to these Res|Toe|Run branches: Robinsons Magnolia on July 2; Alabang Town Center on July 9; TriNoma Mall on July 16; and UP Town Center on July 23.

To make back-to-school season even more fun and exciting, Griffin’s Cookie Bear and Res|Toe|Run will be giving away Php 1,000 Res|Toe|Run gift certificates to ten (10) lucky winners of its online promo. Learn more about this and other surprises on the Griffin’s Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/GriffinsPH).

Share delightful moments with your kids, and make school and bonding time sweeter with Griffin’s Cookie Bear biscuits, and Res|Toe|Run Kids, a children-focused line of Res|Toe|Run, a fashion footwear “restaurant-concept” store. For more details, follow their Facebook and Instagram pages (@ResToeRunOfficial).

Sunday, July 9, 2017

CDC Holdings Turns Over River Green Residences Units to Owners


(L-R) Homeowners Neil Nepomuceno, Jessica Nomorosa, CDC Holdings COO and EVP for Sales & Marketing Charlene Chua-Sy, CDC Holdings President & CEO Elsie Chua, Homeowner Leonila Ventura, and Singapore-based Foreland Realty president Hirota Keisuke


CDC Holdings, Inc., one of the leading real estate developers in the country, has recently turned over River Green Residences’ new South Tower units to its residents. During the event, a group of families and individuals happily moved into their new homes at the recently completed project in Sta. Ana, Manila.

Elsie Chua, the company’s president and CEO, warmly welcomed the new River Green Residences homeowners to the two-tower, 30-storey development, nestled along the busy and dynamic Pedro Gil Street in Sta. Ana Manila. “Like with all our developments, we strive to deliver a home that you can be proud of,” she said. “In our projects, our vision is not just to deliver four walls, a ceiling, and a floor, but it is our intention to provide you with a dwelling place that provides you a certain lifestyle – one of comfort and ease. But I think in River Green Residences, we outdid ourselves.”

Chua led a ceremonial turnover of keys that was conducted to celebrate the start of the turnover of the units, followed by the blessing of the units. The new residents received a housewarming basket with the traditional tokens such as rice, water, salt, sugar and candles.

The new unit owners will soon be living in beautifully done units that have spectacular view of the city and the historic Pasig River. Young homeowners such as Neil Nepomuceno from Malabon, a bachelor in his late 30s, as well as Leonila Ventura from Sta. Ana, will definitely appreciate the resort-type amenities at the 6th floor with an outdoor pool surrounded by greenery, so they can relax and recharge without leaving the city. A host of modern features, such as a fully equipped gym and wireless internet (Wi-Fi) connectivity at the lounge area, complete the kind of lifestyle that can be enjoyed by single individuals and families alike.

Another new homeowner, Jessica Nomorosa from Pandacan, bought her three children one unit each in River Green Residences, so they can be closer to their office and school. An owner of multiple units in another CDC unit, she finds it convenient that River Green Residences is located within 30 minutes to the central business districts and top schools or universities of Makati, Manila, and Mandaluyong. In terms of ease and comfort, it also doesn’t get any more convenient than to have establishments an elevator ride away, such as Robinsons Supermarket, South Star Drugstore, snacks kiosks like Potato Corner and Nacho King, as well as a BPI branch. Within its immediate vicinity are highly reputable educational institutions, convenience stores, supermarkets, banks, fast food restaurants and the centuries old Sta. Ana Church. 

Hirota Keisuke, president of Singapore-based Foreland Realty, represented his company during the turnover ceremony. They also bought a River Green Residences unit, made from high-quality materials such as the quartz counter top and bathroom fixtures. In addition to this, safety inside the gated community was another crucial factor considered by the company. River Green Residences will feel the utmost safety, as CDC Holdings property provides a 24-hour security, closed-circuit TV surveillance in elevators, lobby and amenity floors, as well as a fire protection system includes smoke detectors, annunciator & automatic sprinkler system.

With the recent momentous turnover ceremony, the company is a step closer to fulfilling its commitment in helping families realize their dream of living in their own homes. The new batch of River Green Residences homeowners can now enjoy a smart way of living, with its excellent location, move-in ready units, and superb features and amenities. To know more about River Green Residences and other CDC Holdings projects, call 894-0808 or you may visit www.cdcresidences.com.  

KING CUP SARDINES AT PUREGOLD’S TINDAHAN NI ALING PURING CONVENTION

Last May 24 to 28, 2017 Puregold had its annual Tindahan Ni Aling Puring Convention (TNAP) at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.

Permex Producer & Exporter Corporation, maker of KING CUP SARDINES participated in the said convention.  

Aside from dressing up its booth, King Cup Sardines had a segment in TNAP’s program.  King Cup Sardines brought its brand ambassador, Ang Probinsiyano himself, Mr. Coco Martin at the convention.



Coco Martin graced the convention last May 28, 2017 by performing three (3) songs in a row.  The crowd went wild with the King of Primetime Drama that they even followed him after his performance at the King Cup Sardines booth.  

Fans as well as Permex officers and staff were able to meet and greet King Cup Sardines’ Brand Ambassador at the booth.