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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 AsiaPropertyAwards.com/nomination/Philippines/

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)

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.

For more information or online orders, please visit www.platinumkaraoke.ph,

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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.”

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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 www.philips.com.ph .

 

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About Royal Philips

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2014 sales of EUR 21.4 billion and employs approximately 106,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

 

2016 Maya Kitchen Summer Classes

The Maya Kitchen Culinary Center offers the following courses for children, teens, coffee lovers, bakers and chefs:

Maya Kitchen’s Kids Magical Adventure is on May 3-6, Tuesday to Friday, 9am-1pm Themes include ‘Circus,’ ‘Star Wars’ ‘Pixar Party’ and ‘Let It Go.’ Class fee is P6,000.
Young Foodie Hangout features ‘Instagrammables’ for Instagram-worthy recipes and plating; ‘One-Two-Three Kitchen’ for basic kitchen knowledge while “Eat In What You Eat Out” includes recipes inspired by famous fast food joints and restaurants. Class schedules are May 10-13, Tuesday to Friday, 9am-1pm. Fee is P7,000.
Coffee 101 is on May 7, Saturday, 1-5pm. Get an insider’s look at the various techniques in steaming, frothing and foaming of milk. Learn machine techniques in drink making and find out more about freestyle and etching in Coffee Latte Arts. Class fee is P999.
Coffee 102 is on May 14, Saturday, 1-5pm. Create delectable drinks like a professional barista with lectures on Choosing the Right Coffee, Coffee Latte Arts Part 2, Cold Coffee Concoctions, Equipment Maintenance and Creating Your Own Signature Drink. Class fee is P999.
Basic Culinary is on May 17-20, Tuesday to Friday (9am-3pm) and May 31-June 3, Tuesday to Friday (9am-3pm). Learn Cooking Fundamentals and International Standard Techniques of meal preparation from soup, salad, pasta, main courses to desserts for Home and Institutional Scale Kitchens with workshop. Class fee is P8,000.


Basic Baking
is on May 24-27, Tuesday to Thursday (9am-2pm). Learn Basic Baking Techniques applicable to small and commercial scale production of recipes and formulations of quick breads, pies, cookies, cakes and other bread varieties with workshop. Class fee is P7,000.
Commercial Breads is on May 28, Saturday (9am-1pm). This hands-on class teaches recipes for Kopi Roti Buns, Ensaymada, Cinnamon Rolls and Oatmeal Bread. Class fee is P1,499.

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For more information on this and on other course offerings, log on to www.themayakitchen.com e-mailcontactus@themayakitchen.com or visit The Maya Kitchen Culinary Center every Tuesday to Saturday at 8F Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati City or call 8921185 / 892-5011 local 108 / Mobile No. +63929 679 6102. Call and reserve a slot now!

Posted by Treasure Jar on Apr 30th 2016 | Filed in For Little Hands,From the Admin's Desk,FYI,Happenings | Comments (0)

ASUS Introduces new ZenBooks

ASUS Releases Most Powerful Ultrabook Yet

As ASUS introduced its new line-up for every type of user, the title “the most powerful Ultrabook yet” caught my attention.

With 6th generation Intel® Core ™ processors for extra mobility and improved performance and pre-installed Microsoft Windows 10, I’m sure there is more to these new laptops than meets the eye.

ASUS ZenBook Pro501

ZenBook Pro UX501 is an ultra-high-performance laptop with a timeless and classic design. It is 20.6mm thin for easy portability with spun-metal finish. Some features are brushed metal surfaces and diamond-cut chamfers to add brilliant highlights while the keyboard surround has stylish laser-engraved ripple-effect pattern.

The following are some features of ASUS ZenBook ProUX501
• 15.6-inch Visual Master multi-touch display with 4K/UHD 3860 x 2160 resolution that is 4x higher than HD (wow!) Stunningly details and lifelike images will surely delight the senses.
• quad-core 6th generation Intel® Core ™ processor, gaming-grade NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 960M 4GB DDR5 graphics and the world’s fastest 256GB PCI Express® (PCIe®) x4 SSD.
• an outstanding battery life of more than six hours from its high-capacity 96Wh lithium-polymer battery.
Specifications:
UX501
CPU – i7-4750HQ
GPU – GTX 960M 4G DDR5
Storage – 256GB SSD
RAM – 12G
Screen – 15″ 4K2K
ODD – [SATA] 8.9″mm 8X Super Multi with Double Layer
OS – Windows 10 (64bit)
WiFi – 802.11bgn+Bluetooth 4.0 (Single band)
USB Port – 3x USB 3.0
Battery – 60WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion Polymer Battery Pack
SRP – Php89,995.00

ASUS ZenBook UX305LA
Stylish Notebook with ultra-fast SSD storage : ZenBook UX305LA
The ZenBook UX305LA Ultrabook™ measures just 12.3mm thin, making it one of the world’s slimmest 13.3-inch FHD laptop.

The following are the features of ASUS ZenBook UX305LA:
• weighs only 1.2kg
• powered by the new 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor for seamless multitasking, and features a lightning-fast up to 512GB solid-state drive (SSD).
• 13.3-inch display has an up to QHD resolution.
• Available in a sophisticated new Gold color with ZenBook’s signature spun-metal finish, or a silky-smooth Ceramic Alloy shade

Specifications:

UX305LA
CPU – i5/ i7
GPU – Intel HD graphics
Storage – 512GB SSD
RAM – 8GB
Screen – 13″ FHD/ QHD
ODD – N/A
OS – Windows 10 (64bit)
WiFi – 802.11ac+Bluetooth 4.0 (Dual band) -Intel WIDI
USB Port – 1x USB 2.0
2x USB 3.0
Battery – 56WHrs, 3S2P, 6-cell Li-ion Polymer Battery Pack
SRP – Php 59,995 (i5 version) / 65,995.00 (i7 version)

 

ASUS ZenBook K555

Tactile metallic surfaces and a solid build quality : ASUS K555LB has a solid build quality, and feature a minimalist aluminum design with crafted lines for a premium feel with a brushed-aluminum top cover finished in black and a sandblasted palm-rest.

The following are the features of ASUS K555LB:
• powered by 6th generation Intel® Core ™ i7 processor for fast and responsive multi-tasking computing;
• can be specked with up to NVIDIA GeForce GT 940M graphics with Microsoft DirectX® 11 for fast and fluid gaming visuals and movie playback as well.
• 15-inch LED-backlit, 4k QHD panel
• provides 94% sRGB color gamut for accurate, life-like colors when handling design tasks, watching movies, or viewing photos.
• ASUS K555LB has ASUS IceCool technology that uses a unique internal component layout to address palm-rest heating issues.
• K555LB laptops have a seamless one-piece keyboard for a solid typing feel, along with a large touchpad with ASUS Smart Gesture technology to support a range of Windows 10 touch commands for quicker, responsive input.
Value-packed with all the essentials, the X555UB reinvents your daily computing experience.

The following are the features of X555UB:
• 6th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and GT940 graphics card
• Instant on that resumes your computer from sleep mode in 2 seconds
• USB 3.0 for 10 times faster data transfer speed.
• comes equipped with SonicMaster technology and ASUS AudioWizard to bring you high fidelity audio.

Lessen your worries on your PC with ASUS’ notebook 2-year global warranty!
Now you have the opportunity to protect your investment with an extended global warranty worth Php2,500. This is available to select ASUS notebook models with pre-loaded Microsoft Windows™ 10.

X555UB
CPU -i7-6500HQ
GPU – NV940 2G
Storage – 1TB
RAM – 4GB
Screen – 15″ FHD
ODD – [SATA] 8.9″mm 8X Super Multi with Double Layer
OS – Windows 10 (64bit)
WiFi – 802.11bgn+Bluetooth 4.0 (Single band)
USB Port – 1x USB 2.0
2x USB 3.0
Battery – 37WHrs, 2S1P, 2-cell Li-ion Polymer Battery Pack
SRP – Php 44,995.00

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About ASUS
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.

ASUS Zen AiO Pro

Unfold your incredible stories: ASUS Philippines recently unveiled Zen AiO Pro with pre-installed Microsoft Windows™ 10. The ASUS 23.8-inch Zen AiO Pro Z240IC, the first models in the incredible new Zen AiO Pro Series, a premium range of all-in-one PCs that fuse art with industry-leading technology.

ASUS Zen AiO Pro

Featuring a stunningly-elegant all-aluminum design, Zen AiO Pro has some of the following features:

• 6th-generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and gaming-grade NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 960M graphics with up to 4GB of video memory
• the latest USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port, up to PCIe® 3.0 x4 M.2 SSD storage
• Zen AiO Pro models are equipped with a powerful six-speaker ASUS SonicMaster Premium sound system that delivers 16W of incredibly rich and clear stereo

Zen AiO Pro is the ultimate digital hub for work or for play because of its high tech features and elegant design wth slim and elegant unibody shell forged from anodized aluminum. The display is a layer of edge to edge glass while the rear cover has fine brushed-metal finish.
Extreme beauty, extreme performance
The extraordinary Zen AiO Pro is built to provide out-of-the-ordinary performance for discerning home users. Using the latest generation of quad-core Intel Core up to i7 processors, combined with 16GB of the very latest DDR4 memory and lightning-fast up to PCIe® 3.0 x4 M.2 SSD storage, Zen AiO Pro has power to spare for instant responsiveness and ultra-smooth and immersive entertainment.

Dedicated NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 960 gaming-grade graphics with up to a class-leading 4GB of video memory ensure users can enjoy superb stutter-free high-resolution movies and videos in vivid, lifelike colors, or play even the very latest games at full resolution with high quality settings.

ASUS Zen AiO Pro
Zen AiO Pro is the world’s first all-in-one PC to use the next-generation USB 3.1 Gen 2, which delivers blindingly-fast data transfers of up to 10Gbit/s —twice as fast as USB 3.0, and over twenty times faster than USB 2.0. With these speeds, even the biggest data transfers take no time at all. Zen AiO Pro uses the latest USB 3.1 Type-C connector for improved ease of use — the connector is reversible, so it can’t be inserted the wrong way round. And for all-device connectivity, Zen AiO Pro also has a full complement of 4 USB 3.0 ports plus a USB 2.0 port, along with the latest ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

Incredible sound, awesome entertainment
Zen AiO Pro is designed for the ultimate multimedia entertainment, with up to a stunning FHD 10-point multi-touch IPS display for vibrant, pin-sharp visuals that make every detail visible, along with wide viewing angles and ultra-responsive touch interactivity. Zen AiO Pro also has a color gamut of up to 100% sRGB, which ensures accurate, rich and vivid color reproduction.

The incredible audio system has a total of 6 speakers that deliver rich and clear full-range sound. Each 8-watt stereo channel uses three powerful speakers located at either side of Zen AiO Pro, giving fully-realistic stereo separation and a total of 16 watts of pure, undistorted sound for an amazingly-lifelike experience.

The state-of-the-art technology in Zen AiO Pro ensures an awesome entertainment experience, whether users are watching the latest blockbuster movie, enjoying games or simply relaxing with music.

More PHOTOS here.

Specifications: Z240ICGT

CPU – i7-6700T
GPU – GTX 960M 4G DDR5
Storage – 2.5″ SATA HDD 1TB (5400RPM, 9.5mm)
M.2 SATA SSD 128G
RAM – DDR4 2133MHz, 8G *2
Screen – 23.8” Full HD 1920×1080 LED-backlit
OS – Windows 10 (64bit)
WiFi – 802.11bgn+Bluetooth 4.0 (Single band)
USB Ports:
• 1 x USB3.1 (Type-C)
• 4 x USB3.0
• 1 x USB2.0
I/O Ports:
• 2 x HDMI-out
• 1 x Microphone
• 1 x Headphone
• 1 x 2-in-1 card reader
• 1x Power Input
• 1x LAN
• 1x Kensington lock slot
Dimensions – 585(W) x 434(H) x 52~190(D) mm
SRP – Php 97,995
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About ASUS
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 13,600 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 4,500 engineers. Company revenue for 2013 was approximately US$14 billion.

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