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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,

Like The PlatinumKaraoke in Facebook

Follow Twitter and Instagram accounts @platinumkaraoke.

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)

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.

51 Talk Ambassador : Michele Gumabao

51Talk
Michele Gumabao as 51Talk Ambassador

Michele Gumabao is an athlete, health and wellness advocate, entrepreneur and inspirational speaker who motivates young people to do more at their age. When she joined 51Talk, Michele conducted an online class to different learners. She has then spent time interacting with the students, teaching them the language and learning more about their culture.

Michele said that “From my experience, I’ve learned that patience and understanding are very important so that each session will be fulfilling and successful. Students have different learning curves, so I have to adjust and adapt to them so I can teach effectively.”

51 Talk Teacher Story Contest

51 Talk recently held “51 Talk Teacher Story” Contest, aimed to encourage their e-Educators to share their experience as online teachers. Three winners were chosen out of 250 entries based on uniqueness, inspirational appeal and over-all impact.

The winners were the following:

1st place : Teacher Moyee

2nd place : Teacher Lilydale

3rd place : Teacher Amorlove from Cebu

Read more about this here.

Visit 51Talk.com/ph for more info.

Posted by Treasure Jar on Oct 25th 2015 | Filed in Customer Care,FYI,Happenings,Launching,Philippines | Comments (0)

Filipino Values and Change for the Better Campaign with Krem-Top

Change for the Better Campaign by Krem-Top focuses on 5 key Filipino values to help us Filipinos give focus on doing a reflection about how we lived in 2014 and how we will be stronger and better for 2015 as we start to plan and start things right.

The campaign Change for the Better started in 2012 as a call to action to commit and sustain change that will help people become better throughout the year and not just when the inspiration to do so is stronger.

Going beyond making one’s self better was the call for a more nationalistic mission, to bring more fire to the Filipino spirit that has been through a lot of challenges in the recent years.

Krem-Top

Krem Top’s Change for the Better campaign reminds us of the small distinctly Filipino traits that when rekindled can make our country better. Small changes can create a huge impact when done together by a community wanting to practice innate Filipino traits that will make their lives, and the lives of fellow Filipinos better,

For 2015, Krem-Top’s Change for the Better campaign zeroed in on Filipino values that remind us of our identity which in turn can help build a stronger nation.

Dr. Mina Ramirez of the Asian Social Institute is a renowned phenomenological sociologist who helped identify the FIVE CORE VALUES that define the Filipino people. These core values make the Filipinos stand out from the rest of the world. These five core values are essential in our quest to build a stronger nation.

Krem-Top Change for the Better

Based on Dr. Ramirez’s study “The Filipino Worldview and Values” and her insights from decades of practice as a phenomenological sociologist, here are the Five Core Filipino Values based on the Basic Aspirations of a Filipino:

Mapagpasalamat

This is based on Filipinos’ aspiration for “Pamumuhay” (Life) and “Pananalig sa Diyos at Kapwa” (Faith in God and people).  Filipinos know how to enjoy life.  We have many holidays, feasts, occasions, and reunions.  Filipinos are cheerful and naturally sociable.  We love to connect to people. We are a happy race.   We wear smiles on our faces even in depressing situations. This is because we always look at the bright side of life. We always have a positive outlook because we always find things to be thankful for, even in the smallest things. We would always say “Salamat sa Diyos” (Thank God) whenever good things happen because Filipinos, from whatever religion, would attribute life’s blessings to the Higher Being. We also acknowledge the good deeds of other people towards us and we do our best to return the favor.

Matatag

Being in a country prone to natural disasters, Filipinos have adapted and learned to be strong in times of need and in hard situations life throws at us. We continue to stand up, be firm, and fight because we have our loved ones and life’s aspirations to be strong for. This strength is drawn from our love for our family and to the higher being we believe in. This is based on Filipino’s aspiration for “Kaayusan” (Order).  In fact, Filipinos’ common expression is “Ayos Na”.  When we are able to get through difficulties, we say “Ayos Na”.  We, Filipinos long for “Kaayusan” and we will endure everything and be strong amidst hardships and challenges until we surpass the obstacles.

Masigasig

When Filipinos dream of something, we do everything possible to get it. We do it for our families and loved ones.   This is based on Filipinos’ aspiration for “Kasaganaan” (Abundance) and “Ginhawa” (Relief).  A Filipino aspires for abundance not for himself but for his family.  The Filipino translation for Happy New Year is Masaganang Bagong Taon (Bountiful New Year) because we equate happiness and celebration with abundance.  In Bisaya, “Ginhawa” means breath.  And the smooth flow of breath is the smooth flow of life which we call “Ginhawa”.  “Ginhawa” according to lay theologian Dr. Jose de Mesa is the feeling of well-being in a Filipino.  An example would be Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who endure being away from home to give their families a good life – abundance and relief from hardships.

 

Mapagmalasakit

It is because of our love for the family extended to friends, neighbors and other people that make Filipinos naturally compassionate. This compassion enables us to help other people without asking for anything in return. This is based on Filipinos’ aspiration for “Loob at Damdamin” and “Kapwa” (Other People) as explained in Dr. Mina’s The Filipino Worldview and Values.  “Loob” is the seat of Filipinos’ dignity.  The personhood of Filipino is manifested in his “kalooban”.  Filipinos tune in each other’s “kalooban” by checking on each other’s condition and chatting about each other’s lives.  Filipinos reach out to other people.  Due to our familistic culture, Filipinos use “kapwa” to refer not just to a stranger but to a relative, a next-door neighbor, a distant relative or a friend.  Our “Mapagmalasakit” trait makes it easy for us to champion the Bayanihan spirit – to unite and help each other during calamities and celebrate together during special occasions.

 

Magalang

The use of po, opo, and pagmamano (kissing of the hand) are distinct Filipino ways of respect. We say these words and use this gesture to show our respect and love for the elderly. The Filipinos’ respect is not just limited to the elderly but also to other people’s properties, emotions, and ideas. We are polite people.  Our language itself is also respectful because it does not have any gender bias. Examples would be the words kapatid (brother / sister) or asawa (husband / wife) or biyenan (father-in-law / mother-in-law) or anak (son / daughter) which do not manifest differences in gender. These words are uniquely Filipino definitely respectful of the sexes. Our respect for other individuals is embedded in our culture and in our language.  This is based on our aspiration for “Lakas ng Loob” or “Kagandahang Loob”.  Malakas and Maganda, Filipinos’ original creation story brings dignity to both the Filipino and Filipina.  Both the man and the woman sprang from the bamboo.  The man bowed to the woman.  They held hands and went off together.  Dr. Ramirez said, “This is a very non-sexist indigenous version of the creation story.”

 

Dr. Mina Ramirez explained, “If you want to get to know the Filipino, learn the language.  Most of our values are deeply rooted in how we express ourselves.  The Five Core Filipino Values based on the Basic Aspirations of a Filipino are in Filipino language because there are no direct translations of these traits.  The words are unique to us.  Understanding these traits would mean dissecting the soul of a Filipino.

Filipinos may be hard pressed at times, but in general, we are rich.  We are rich in natural resources; we are rich in our people.  If we can just get to know more ourselves clearly and use our values to our advantage, we will become a better nation.  It’s time to change for the better,” said Dr. Ramirez.

Blen Fernando, Alaska Milk Corporation’s VP for Marketing and also the campaign leader for Krem-Top Change for the Better is optimistic that through this project, there will be awareness about the need to keep and further enrich these five Filipino Core Values. “We hope that Krem-Top’s Change for the Better campaign will inspire us to be the better version of ourselves for the benefit of our families and our country.  The public can count on our continued support to champion the Filipino spirit that will help make us a better and stronger nation.

Photos here.

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For more information about Krem-Top Change for the Better campaign, visit www.facebook.com/AlaskaKremTop or follow @kremtopPH on Twitter.

 

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About Krem-Top

Krem-Top is a product of Alaska Milk Corporation, a leading company in consumer goods and was launched nationwide in 2012. It is a non-dairy coffee creamer that gives all the rich taste which best complements your coffee. Relish the creaminess and savour the wonderful aroma which will make your coffee experience more enjoyable.

 

Posted by Treasure Jar on Jan 10th 2015 | Filed in From the Admin's Desk,FYI,Happenings,Launching,Philippines,Through the Lens | Comments (1)