2017 Philippines Property Awards

The 2017 Philippines Property Awards Nominations is now open. Nominations started September 12, 2017 and will end on February 10, 2017.

Philippines Property Awards is on its fifth year this 2017, in its quest for the best property developments and developers in the country.

What are the expectations for 2017?

• A high number of entries are expected from key regional destinations such as Cebu and Davao.
• New categories include a Special Recognition in Sustainable Development and accolades for Best Mixed Use Development and Best BPO Office Development
• Property Reports Congress Philippines returns for a second year featuring Asia’s leading experts.

Paul Ashburn (BDO), Terry Blackburn (Asia Property Awards) and Cindy Jarabata (Tajara Leisure & Hospitality Group)

This international event is organized by PropertyGuru Group, Asia’s leading online property group. One of the world’s largest accounting and auditing firms, BDO, is the official judging supervisor. BDO will ensure that the entire nomination and judging process is fair and transparent.

In 2016, it was Megaworld Corporation that has been awarded a record-breaking 16 awards and Highly Recommended Honors. It was awarded the Best Developer in the Philippines. SM Group and Vista Land Group received multiple awards. Vista Land’s Chairman Manny Villar was awarded Real Estate Personality of the Year.

For 2017, new categories has been added. A Special Recognition Sustainable Development category has been added. This is to reward the sustainable initiatives of outstanding developers from all over the country.

Nominations are now being accepted at

The fifth edition of the Awards was formally launched last August 31, 2016 at the Narayan Room at the Fairmont in Makati. Terry Blackburn, founder and managing director of Asia Property Awards, said: “ We are grateful for the incredible support from developers, sponsors, media partners and business associations over the years – without it there would be no fifth edition of the Philippines Property Awards.”

The categories for 2017 Philippines Property Awards are the following:

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Posted by Treasure Jar on Sep 30th 2016 | Filed in FYI,Happenings,Launching,Philippines,Socials | Comments (0)


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Next Level: Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke

The makers of high quality and high definition karaoke machines and accessories, Platinum Karaoke, has just become a major game changer with the launch of its newest and most exciting product: the Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke.

Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke has the following features which will surely bring your karaoke experience to a whole new level:

  • portable
  • can be bank-powered or through USB port
  • it has over 17,000 songs in English and OPM
  • over 100 new songs updated monthly
  • HD capabilities with superb video
  • High Fidelity sound output quality
  • 24gb multimedia console which enables you to store and watch your favorite movies and listen to your favorite songs
  • it is a Smart Karaoke which enables browsing and surfing the internet
  • you can also share your phone’s display on the big screen

Being an all-in-one entertainment package, this portable and ease of use convenient Alpha Mic Karaoke can be brought outdoors, in picnics and even in your cars during road trips. Super fun, right?

Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza

Because Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke is your new level karaoke entertainment, the hottest and most-sought-after love team in the Philippines, known as “ALDUB”. Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza are the newest brand ambassadors of Platinum’s Alpha Mic Karaoke. Like the brand, the love team and Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke both embody the element of wholesome fun and entertainment with a vide that’s fresh and pulsating.

Ruth Ana Bautista, Platinum’s assistant marketing manager says: “Platinum Karaoke knows that Alden and Maine embody the same personality and vibe of the new Alpha Mic. Aside from that, both of them are also known to strengthen bonding relationships, having strong ties with their respective families, and attesting that karaoke is a big part of their momentous family bondings.”

Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza

And just like the Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke, ALDUB is a truly a game changer. They are the phenomenal love team that rocked afternoon television’s audience – nothing like anyone has ever seen and experienced before. Their tandem is organic, fresh, believable and full of life which endears them more to the fans who adore them.

Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke Aldub and Platinum executives

Alden and Maine are set to reach a whole new level in their careers – next level as they would say. They are still set to go to new heights and who knows, to a new level in their “love team” relationship.

Platinum Alpha Mic Karaoke, is definitely ready for the next level as together with Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, it brings music to life and life to music!

Platinum Karaoke is available in all leading music stores nationwide.

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#MoveOnLang FILSCAP and Pioneer Songwriting Competition

#MoveOnLang is a songwriting competition for 15-24 year old college students.


Say goodbye to your “hugots” and say hello to moving on!

So, how did your journey move forward from bumpy to breezy? Write your journey into a song and win as much as Php100,000 as grand prize. What’s more, all winners will win an insurance coverage from Pioneer Group of Insurance.

Mechanics of the Songwriting Composition:

  • Participants should  be 15-24 years old college students, max of 5 entries per participant
  • Length of song will be 3 1/2 minutes or less
  • Entry submission will be until October 21, 2016 through

Join the Campus Caravan, an exclusive songwriting talks and be inspired by renowned Filipino songwriters as they make you fall in love with creating music and lyrics.

The FILSCAP Campus Caravan will visit the following schools:

  • De La Salle University-Manila
  • San Beda College Alabang
  • University of the Philippines, Diliman
  • University of Santo Tomas
  • Ateneo de Manila University
  •  University of Makati
  • Ateneo de Davao

As a staunch supporter of the arts, the Pioneer Group of Insurance companies constantly find ways to reach out to the Filipino with insurance that covers what they value most. Pioneer gives back by sponsoring, covering and promoting concerts and events such as visual arts, film, music and theater.

Pioneer Insurance and FILSCAP officers

FILSCAP or Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit association of composers, lyric-writers and music publishers.


Posted by Treasure Jar on Sep 19th 2016 | Filed in From the Admin's Desk | Comments (0)

AgeWell Club

AgeWell Club

Are you within the age range of 50 years old and above?

Do you want to meet like-minded people who share a passion for living well and aging well despite the advancement in age?

If you said “YES” to the following questions, then the AgeWell Club is perfect for you. AgeWell Club is the first of its kind of community in the Philippines. Through its various activities that promotes physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing, the AgeWell Club makes sure that its members stay happy, healthy and active.

The AgeWell Club is a dedicated group in Unilab that aims to help address the health and wellness concerns of adults at the age range of 50+ and above. Unilab has various groups working for the wellbeing of children, women and athletes. It is just fitting that a group catering to the needs of these adults is made to customize and develop health and wellness solutions to their unique needs.

Embracing Aging

A holistic approach to aging well, one that includes improving physical, emotional and social wellbeing, enables adults to stay healthy, happy and active. These do not just help have a long life but a life that is composed of doing things that are enjoyable and at the same time learning new things. AgeWell Club helps its members find ways to enjoy life and have a better life despite the age. AgeWell Club’s holistic approach to health and wellness along with Unilab’s expertise in Science will surely make this life stage exciting and enjoyable. Members can look forward to learning and experiencing new things.

Aging is both a blessing and an opportunity. Aging is something that cannot be denied so it is important to embrace this exciting life stage. When people embrace aging they can enjoy living.

The AgeWell Club is a support system in these adults’ quest to understand aging and the different adjustments and changes that comes with it:

• physical changes
• emotional changes that comes when worry and excitement for what lies ahead are thought of
• the desire to still be productive
• the need to be in contact with others who understand what each is going through

Here are the reasons why these adults should join AgeWell Club:

• Be able to attend interactive sessions focusing on health, nutrition, fitness, and the emotional well-being that are relevant to for the issues these adults are currently dealing with. These monthly sessions are free.
• Be able to look for options and solutions customized to the unique health and wellness needs as an adult in this particular age range
• Experiential and recreational activities like heritage walks, field trips, cultural and food tours are provided at discounted rates to allow them to learn new skills, experience new things, meet new friends and create new memories.
• Club members can also enjoy deals and promos that are offered exclusively to them like health check-up packages and discounts for medical house calls. AgeWell Club members can also enjoy exclusive promos and deals from AgeWell and Unilab brands.

Joining is easy: Just fill out the AgeWell Membership for and pay an annual P1,000 membership fee through bank deposit or during one of the mo they learning sessions. If bank deposit was made, just email a scanned copy or a photo of the deposit slip or give the deposit slip to one of the AgeWell Club representatives during monthly sessions.

What are some Terms and Conditions of being an AgeWell Club member?

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Posted by Treasure Jar on Sep 15th 2016 | Filed in Customer Care,From the Admin's Desk,FYI,Health Matters,Philippines,Skin Deep | Comments (0)

Philips AVENT Celebrates Today’s Moms

Philips AVENT: Experience healthy and joyful motherhood from pregnancy to playground

One of the most difficult but most rewarding roles is that of the role of a MOTHER. Motherhood is a 24/7 role that demands full time attention and utmost care in putting the children’s needs before one’s own. Love and unselfishness along with unlimited patience, can help a mother go through the long and busy days with spent caring for the children.

It is in this regard that Philips AVENT, the brand most recommended by moms worldwide, recognizes the challenges and rewards mothers are facing in this modern day. Philips AVENT carries on in helping mothers make the right choices from pregnancy to playground through an activation entitled “Today’s Moms: The Joys and Challenges of Motherhood.”


This exciting event was a culmination of a week-long motherhood celebration in partnership with the Baby Company. Held at the SM Makati recently, it aims to equip moms with lifetime parenting tools and guidance with the use of healthy and innovative solutions from Philips AVENT.

Hosted by Marylaine Louise Viernes, the event educated guests on  various topics about effective motherhood while promoting the wellness of their young children.

Chef Dang Adrias, chef instructor at the Metropolitan Occupational Science and Technology Institute, shared healthy homemade baby food cooking tips using the Avent Combined Steamer and Blender. This Avent Combined Steamer and Blender will surely make preparing healthy food choices to young children easy and almost fuss-free.

Sharon Agoncillo, managing director at Baby Signs Philippines, interestingly talked about how parents can communicate with their babies – even before they can talk. Signing for babies who do not have hearing impairment helps not only in making them express what they feel, it also makes bonding between parents and child so much easier.

Frances Amper Sales, writer and digital influencer behind Topaz Horizon, gave out helpful notes on how to capably raise three little boys, while staying chic and positively beautiful. Mothers need not look haggard when taking care of their children and the household with the 10 simple tips on how to stay positively looking great without taking time away from the responsibilities.

The full-day, free admission event featured the Philips AVENT Studio – a showcase of Philips’ diverse range of healthy lifestyle technologies for moms and their infants or toddlers; an expression board where guests posted colorful sheets of paper as they share their fulfilling motherhood experiences; and a pit-stop where guests were able to avail of free hairstyling makeovers and healthy refreshments.

RJ Buenaventura, Commercial Leader of Philips Philippines Inc., Personal Health Sector, says, “Philips AVENT has always been committed in helping parents to make the right choices to give their children a healthy start and a healthy future. As we celebrate Mother’s Day this month, we strive to empower and continue to support new and seasoned moms through innovatively healthy solutions and on-ground activities that would guide mothers in various stages of parenthood. “

Philips AVENT’s product range includes baby bottles, breast pumps, and other baby feeding and health accessories.  For more information on Philips AVENT, log on to .



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Training for Better Productivity and Profitability: StrengthsCoach.PH

Increasing employee turnover and decreasing productivity are just two challenges that companies face amidst the fast-paced and highly stressful workplace scenario. Companies expect looking to address these problems need not look far because StrengthsCoach.Ph, a team of Gallup Certified Coaches in the Philippines offers strength-based development program which has been proven to increase profitability by 22% and productivity by 21%.

Back in 2001, the original Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment in the book “Now, Discover Your Strengths” was introduced by Gallup. Selling nearly 2 million copies, the book became a New York Times bestseller. Its author and creator of the Clifton StrengthsFinder, former Gallup chairman Dr. Donald O. Clifton (1924-2003), was named the Father of Strengths-Based Psychology by the American Psychological Association.

Employees and executives of Facebook, Google, Standard Chartered Bank and Ritz-Carlton were among the 13 million people realized the benefit of leading with their strengths.

The conventional approach to training is to work on fixing weaknesses – to identify improvement areas and develop an improvement plan. While this prevents failure, we believe that strengths building leads to success,” explained StrengthsCoach.Ph Coach Alexander Wollboldt.

Focusing on maximizing strengths to drive employee engagement is what the training is all about.

A highly engaged workforce means the difference between a company that thrives and one that struggles. When employees are engaged, they are passionate, creative and entrepreneurial, and their enthusiasm fuels growth. These employees are emotionally connected to the mission and purpose of their work,” said StrengthsCoach.Ph Coach Alex Araneta.


To help companies develop a strength-based culture, StrengthsCoach.Ph offers a variety of programs:

  • High Performance Culture or HPC Program, a 4-6 month program targeted towards Executives, Management and Work Teams. This program focuses on building high engagement and performance through leadership coaching, team orientation and guidance and the engagement measurement survey to check on progress.
  • For executives, managers and employees with high potential, StrengthsCoach.Ph provides the Disciplines of High Performance Leaders (DHPL) program, a 4-6 month training which objective is to drive High Performance Leadership through workshops and one-on-one Leadership Coaching. Companies seeking to improve performance of company leaders can also select the Executive / High Potentials Coaching program.
  • Workplaces looking for in-house coaches can also have their employees undergo the Internal Coaches Certification (ICC) Program, a 4-day workshop that will create StrengthsCoach.Ph – Certified Strengths Coaches.


For more information on STRENGTHSCOACH.PH’s programs, visit .

Posted by Treasure Jar on Jun 2nd 2016 | Filed in From the Admin's Desk,FYI | Comments (0)

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