Bituin Escalante, Radha and Frenchie Dy for SM Woman Plus

The state of fashion has greatly evolved over the last few years. Women are no longer constrained to fashion’s rules because they are as diverse as their talent and skills. Women are now more free to express themselves and proudly wear whatever they please.

SM Woman Plus makes a fashion statement for every woman to be able to embrace and love their bodies. Offering maximal impact for those looking to add a punch to their wardrobes, SM Woman selected three confident, beautiful, fun, and passionate women who aren’t afraid of powering through the sartorial norm.

Flaunting the most trend-driven and size-inclusive designs yet, tune into a state of body positivity with Radha, Frenchie Dy, and Bituin Escalante as they dominate the airwaves while donning chic designs that satisfy every wardrobe want.

For more information visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SMWomanPlus/ and their Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/SMWomanPlus/


Kris finds her #forEverBilena

Ms. Kris Aquino

Ever Bilena, the country’s no. 1 color cosmetics retail company recently welcomed the “Queen of All Media” Kris Aquino to its growing family.

“We are so excited that Kris is with us. Ever Bilena’s success is built on credibility, and this is what our newest ambassador brings,” said Ever Bilena CEO Dioceldo Sy during their contract signing at the EDSA Shangri-La.

Ms. Kris Aquino and Dioceldo Sy, CEO and president of Ever Bilena
Over the years, the brand has evolved along with its growing market by providing fresh and trendy color cosmetics to women of different lifestyles. “We are proud for being the leader in Filipino-brand cosmetics,” Sy said.

He added that Ever Bilena is facing a new generation.  “Make-up trends change so quickly because of social media. We welcome this challenge with innovative products for everyone who wants to be beautiful and confident.”

Siliman Sy, COO and Denise Sy, Key Accounts Manager

As the newest ambassador for the cosmetics brand, Kris is all set to launch her own innovative make-up kit called the “Kris Life Kit” which include powders, lipsticks, and eyebrow products. She will do several makeup videos on social media.

“Looking good is no longer a luxury,” said Sy. “Our products are affordable, but known to be of high quality and trusted by generations. It’s very hard to earn credibility, which should always be the foundation and capital of any business.”

For more information, visit www.everbilena.com.ph


Glorious Chinese New Year offers from the Discovery Resorts

Ring in the Chinese New Year of the Earth Dog while enjoying the utmost in luxury amenities, delightful cuisine, and personalized service only at Discovery Resorts! This CNY 2018, you can avail of irresistible offers at Discovery Shores Boracay—an award winning resort and the finest on the island—and at Club Paradise Palawan, with its picturesque views, rich marine life and charming accommodations.

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Sands Restaurant

Savor an enticing dinner buffet of delectable Chinese cuisine, with a Chow Mai station, steamed dumplings, Asian salads, and grilled specialties at the Sands Restaurant, Discovery Shores Boracay on 16 February 2018 at 7PM, for PHP 999++ per person. 
 Crab and Cream Cheese Spring Roll

 Lechon Macau

At Club Paradise Palawan, indulge in a Chinese New Year buffet consisting of fresh garden salads, steamed dimsum, and imperial entrées at the beachfront on 16 February 2018, 7 PM, for only PHP1,400 nett for adults and PHP800 nett for children. Both rates are inclusive of one round of milk tea.

Truly, Chinese New Year celebrations are made extra special only at Discovery Resorts! For more details, visit www.discoveryshoresboracay.com and www.clubparadisepalawan.com.


Phoenix Petroleum launches Phoenix PULSE Technology for enhanced power and acceleration

Pulse Technology launched at Kart Racing, Makati City.

Leading independent oil company Phoenix Petroleum launches today its upgraded fuels powered with Phoenix PULSE Technology. Available in all its fuel products, Phoenix PULSE Technology is an innovative formulation with advanced cleaning and protection properties for enhanced power and acceleration. It is made with cutting-edge fuel technology by world- class fuel experts, exclusively for homegrown brand, Phoenix Petroleum. Phoenix PULSE Technology was launched in time for Valentine’s Day as it aims to bring pulse-racing excitement to Filipino drivers by giving more life to their everyday drive. The upgraded fuel products promise three main benefits. It avoids fuel filter blockage in diesel-powered vehicles, removes deposits from fuel injectors, valves, and piston surfaces, and provides engine protection.

Phoenix PULSE Technology also helps result to better fuel economy when used continuously. “The launch of Phoenix PULSE Technology is in fulfillment of our goal to be the most credible alternative to the major brands. We enhanced our fuel products and improved our formulation not only to be able to compete with bigger players in the oil industry, but more importantly, to add value to every peso fueled up at Phoenix,” said Phoenix Petroleum Chief Operating Officer Henry Fadullon.
Phoenix Ambassador and Muse of Phoenix Fuel Masters in the PBA, Rhian Ramos.

Young actress Rhian Ramos is the face of Phoenix PULSE Technology—an apt choice as Rhian represents adventure and high-energy sports such as car racing. “Phoenix Petroleum’s PULSE Technology-powered fuel is the perfect fit for me as I’m always on the go. I like adventure and living life with excitement and to the fullest, which is why I recommend Phoenix to every millennial who, like me, likes to get more for what they pay for,” said Rhian.

In just 15 years, Phoenix Petroleum has grown from five stations in Mindanao to 530 nationwide, establishing its reputation as the fastest-growing oil company in the Philippines. Just last year, the company broadened its portfolio to include LPG with the acquisition of Petronas Energy Philippines, Inc., now Phoenix LPG Philippines, Inc., and convenience retailing with the purchase of Philippine Family Mart. It will soon venture into the bitumen business. “As a homegrown brand, we aim to be the Filipinos’ top choice not only for their fuel needs, but also for fueling their dreams and aspirations. We work hard and continue to grow our business not only so we can bring our vision of being an indispensable partner to life, but also because as the next generation company, we want to provide this generation with the best products and services at the best value,” said Phoenix Petroleum President and CEO Dennis Uy.
Phoenix Petroleum Executives, Fuel Masters Players and Brand Ambassador, Rhian Ramos during the press launch.

Phoenix PULSE Technology is available in all Phoenix stations in all fuel grades. These next generation fuels are suitable for Filipino drivers looking for a connection unlike any other. Drive to the nearest Phoenix Petroleum station now to experience Phoenix PULSE Technology.

The country’s fastest-growing oil company, Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, launches its upgraded fuels—now powered with Phoenix PULSE Technology. What exactly does this new formulation promise? Here are some fast facts about the next generation fuels. 1. Why is Phoenix Petroleum launching Phoenix PULSE Technology? As the next generation oil company, we want to level up our fuel products for this generation’s drivers, which is why we are introducing our very own Phoenix PULSE Technology. The improved formulation will add value to every peso fueled up at Phoenix Petroleum. 2. What exactly is Phoenix PULSE Technology? Phoenix PULSE Technology is a fuel additive with advanced cleaning and protection properties for enhanced power and acceleration. 3. How was this formulation made? Phoenix PULSE Technology was developed by world-class fuel experts using cutting-edge fuel technology 4. What can it do for my car? Phoenix PULSE Technology has three main benefits: It avoids fuel filter blockage for diesel-powered vehicles � It removes deposits from fuel injectors, valves, and piston surfaces � It provides engine protection � All these help result to better fuel economy when used continuously. 5. How does it help result to enhanced power and acceleration?

 Phoenix PULSE Technology allows your fuel to run smoothly in your engine and burn efficiently, resulting to enhanced power and acceleration. With more power and more acceleration, you can experience a smoother and a worry-free drive, be it in the city or out of town. 6. Why should I choose this fuel over other brands? Our fuels offer the best value: they are high performance, AND are priced reasonably, so drivers get more distance with every drop at Phoenix Petroleum. 7. Why is it called Phoenix PULSE Technology? The word pulse connotes life and excitement, which is exactly what this fuel additive can do to your vehicle. It can help give more life to your every drive by ensuring that your car remains energized through its cleaning and protection benefits. ### About Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Inc. Phoenix Petroleum Philippines is a publicly-listed and the leading independent oil company in the Philippines. It is engaged in the trading and marketing of refined petroleum products, including LPG and lubricants, operation of oil depots and storage facilities, hauling and into-plane services. Aside from its expanding retail network, it also serves major accounts in various industries such as power, shipping, logistics, manufacturing, construction, and transportation. Phoenix Petroleum has also expanded to the convenience retailing business with its acquisition of Philippine Family Mart, and is set to enter the bitumen business through a joint venture with TIPCO Asphalt of Thailand and PhilAsphalt. Inspired by its vision to be an indispensable partner of everyone’s journey, Phoenix Petroleum is dedicated to delivering world-class service that empowers people and inspires every Filipino’s entrepreneurial spirit.



Bric’s Celebrates 65 Years of Timeless Italian Travel Bag Design and Exemplary Craftsmanship

For the past 65 years in the business, Bric’s has become a catalyst in enriching the travel experience with its long standing territorial roots and passion in producing fine craftsmanship and manufacturing – as well as attention to detail which has been the centerpiece of Bric’s.

Bric’s success is founded in its quest to continuously seek for constant development as it navigates to new horizons where research and Heritage, innovation and tradition, functionality and elegance are intertwined and balanced with skilled craft, advanced technology, and interpretation of new trends, creating a perfection fusion between shape, function and design.

For this reason, Bric’s finds itself imprinted in history as the ambassador of Italian style in the world, where it capitalizes on the potential of the global marketplace and at the same time, staying true to its motto “Made in Bric’s”, which represents the philosophy and culture of “Made in Italy.”

Ideas and the ability to turn resources into winning products are the main assets of Bric's, as well as its mastery of creativity in marrying marries innovation and tradition. By observing the perfect blend of functionality and beauty, Bric’s has successfully tackled ambitious projects of well-established style, which continues to be the driving force as it enters new frontiers.

Today, Bric’s mission remains the same as when it started – to become a leader in the luggage and travel bags industry with its products that have become renowned for its image and functionality, and a positive quality/price ratio.
With an established worldwide distribution, Bric’s finds itself in the Philippine soil as it looks to cater Filipino connoisseurs of fine design and craftsmanship when it comes to luggage and travel bags.

Bric’s currently has three stores in the Philippines located at SM Aura Premier, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, and Ayala Center Cebu. Bric’s luxury luggage is distributed in the Philippines by Beawmont Distributions Inc.

For more details about the Bric's collections visit,


Be strong and sexy at any age in the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018

This summer 2018, strong and sexy will know no age as Century Tuna, the country’s number one tuna, ups the ante, raises the stakes, and pushes the envelope once more as it launches the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018—the most awaited and  most exciting summer event that spotlights health and fitness for men and women of any age!

The hunt for the fittest and healthiest men and women all over our islands returns to break the norms of what our bodies can do. Whatever the age, there should be no limits, no boundaries, in what you can achieve in order to be fit and healthy, especially with Century Tuna!

For the first time ever in this most awaited bi-annual event, the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 search features two exciting categories with 36 finalists: 20 finalists in the 18-37 years old category and 16 finalists in the 38-50 years old category. Yes, you heard it right!  This year’s   Superbods search, truly summer’s hottest event, will now also welcome ageless participants in its bid to prove that, indeed, you can still be fit, sexy, and beautiful regardless of age.

“This year’s Superbods search revolves around the theme of ageless,” says Greg Banzon, general manager of Century Pacific Food, Inc. “This time around, we want to put forth the message that age should not be a hindrance to staying fit and healthy, and that we should never stop in our pursuit of physical fitness and wellness. That’s why we added a totally new category for those 38-50 years old.”

Making their presence felt and serving as the ultimate ageless fitspirations are Alice Dixon, Ina Raymundo, and Sunshine Cruz, Century Tuna’s Power Women, who previously appeared in the all-new ‘Red’ TVC that highlights their ravishing bodies and gorgeous looks despite their age. Joining them are the Yummybodies of Century—Gerald Anderson, Matteo Guidicelli and Paulo Avelino.

Last February 7, 2018 the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 Press Launch happened. Sexy knows no age! Century Tuna Ageless 2018 Ambassadors: Alice Dixson-48, Ina Raymundo-42, and Sunshine Cruz-40...with their ageless beauties, shows that age is just a number!  The Yummybody of Century.... Paulo Avelino is also present on the said event.

I am ageless because I stay positive that all things will get better no matter how hard it is! @centurytunasuperbods

#CenturyTunaSuperbods #SuperbodsAgeless

The Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 kicks off with the nationwide go-sees on February 11, 18, 24, and 25 in Davao City, Cebu and Manila, respectively. These will be followed by a slate of exhilarating activities that are sure to add spice and delight to the search! There’s the VIP Night to be hosted by Mond Gutierrez and Gelli Victor; the Ultimate Challenge that will test the finalists’ mental and physical health to be held at the Inflatable Island, Subic; the Superbods Weekend including the fun Underpants Run in Filinvest; the Zalora Fashion Show, which culminates in the Finals Night on April 12, 2018 at the Cove, Okada Manila.

Up for grabs are a whopping 500,000 pesos each for 4 winners, a chance to have a training contract with Star Magic this year, and a chance to win a Chevrolet Trax!  Also at stake are special awards including Stylish Superbod of the night, People’s Choice, Best in Congeniality, Superbods Photogenic, Runway Superbod of the night, Superbod Beach Bod, and Superbods Challenge Winner.

“Whether you’re in your fittest best at 20 or still in your peak at 40, we want to prove that age is just a number,” Gela Pecson, Century Tuna marketing manager relates. “Which is why, this year, we’re encouraging and motivating everyone, especially those in the ageless bracket, to take part and prove to others that nothing is impossible if you set your mind and heart into it.”

So go ahead, conquer yourself! Show them what you got in the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018.

Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 is made possible by Cove Manila, Philipps, Indesit, Mabe, Tanduay Distillers, Inc., Zalora, and Chevrolet.

For more details, updates on events, and registration, visit Century Tuna Superbods on Facebook: www.facebook.com/centurytuna



Casting Call for Century Tuna Superbods 2018-02-05
The Century Tuna Superbods is the hottest event of the summer with over 2 Million prizes at stake. This year, Century Tuna goes Ageless, there will now be two age categories:
            Category 1The Superbods (18-37 years old)
            Category 2The Ageless (38-50 years old)

One male and female for each category will be declared this year’s Superbods and Century Tuna’s next image models, winning Php500,000 each plus other exciting perks.

Are you healthy? Are you sexy? Are you a Superbod? Be part of CENTURY TUNA SUPERBODS AGELESS 2018!

1.    Open to male and female with Filipino Heritage.
2.    Age limit: 18 to 37 years old (Superbods) and 38 to 50 years old (Ageless).
3.    Height requirement: Must be at least 5’7” for Men and 5’4” for Women (and or above).
4.    Physically fit.
5.    Pleasing personality.
6.    No prior endorsements from any competing brand.
8.    No prior record of public misdemeanour.
9.    Must be available on the following dates:
·         February 25, 2018 – Final Callback
·         March 3, 2018 – Grooming of the Finalists
·         March 4, 2018 – Workshop
·         March 5, 2018  – Photoshoot
·         March 15, 2018  – Press Launch
·         March 19, 2018  – Superbods Ageless Ultimate Challenge
·         April 2, 2018  – Zalora Fitting
·         April 7, 2018  – Zalora Fashion Show
·         April 8, 2018  – Superbods Day (Marathon and Fitness Party)
·         April 10 to 11, 2018  – Offsite Rehearsals for Finals Night
·         April 12, 2018  – Finals Night

1.    Birth Certificate
2.    Most recent photo (1 Head Shot and 1 Full Body)
3.    Three (3) pcs. of Century Tuna Label
4.    Filled-up application form
5.    Swimwear (two-piece for female and board shorts for male)

·         February 11, 2018 – SEDA Hotel, Davao City (10 am – 5 pm)
·         February 17, 2018 – Gold’s Gym, Ayala Center Cebu
·         February 18 and 24, 2018 – Manila (venue to follow)

For inquiries and registration, feel free to contact Apple Marabe-Cuenca at 0917-702-1894.


Papa Kim's Korean Bakery & Coffee

Anyeonghaseyo! Korea has a big influence not only in their Kpop music or Kdrama series in our recent culture but also their food. Japchae, Kimchi, Bingsu and Korean Barbecue are among Korean foods that well-loved by Filipinos.

 Recently, I visited Papa Kim's Korean Bakery & Coffee in their Tomas Morato Avenue branch. It is located in the heart of Quezon City and near in Boy Scout Circle. As of the moment they have 2 branches, the other one is located in Antipolo and watch out their Banawe Branch which is opening soon.

It's Korean dessert overload here in Papa Kim's. They're not only offers yummy and delectable breads and pastries but coffee and refreshments as well. You can buy these goodies either by piece, as a whole or per box. Some of the products are in 50% off, amazing!

Cute Bear Breads is the newest Papa Kim's Korean Bakery & Coffee product. Imagine a cute bear can now be eaten and the bread is tasteful and has a yummy fillings inside. There are 5 different fillings to choose from. Kids and kids at heart will surely love this colorful treats.

Different design and flavors of cake by Papa Kim's. If you're a chocoholic like me, you will surely love their Choco Cream Cheese Cake. Now a days, many products are made from Green Tea and they also offered a cake with a green tea flavor!

They also offers different flavors of muffin and they're not just an ordinary flavor you used to taste from other stores. Their breads and pastries are freshly baked.

Aside from their signature coffee, they also have Milkteas, Frappes and the famous shaved iced called Bingsu. It's my first time to taste Red Bean Bingsu and I really love the toppings and cream on top. It is totally a sugar rush and you will surely make a finger heart!

You don't need a visa and travel Korea to taste their food. Papa Kim's Korean Bakery & Coffee is just a meters/kilometers away if you're in Manila or Rizal Area. Their food is a must try. The prices is reasonable and the place is perfect  to dine in either alone or by groups. What I like this place, they have a free Wifi! And take note, they have a Korean Pastry Chef who's behind their yummy dishes.

For more details, check and like their social media accounts:

Instagram: @papakimskoreanbakeryandcoffee