Miss Earth candidates take one last eco-tour at Playa Calatagan

0-02-01-c5c3a7a59fc3b87a0b7d9399b0514272fd3e58766ede216fc9fde74289dca98c_4f7519b7(L-R) Miss Earth Brazil Sayonara Veras, Miss Earth Reunion Island Alexia Aupin, Miss Earth Israel Dana Zreik, Miss Earth Bahamas Samia McClain, Miss Earth Bosnia and Herzegovina Nadja Pepic, and Miss Earth China Guo Yameng.


Lovely candidates of Miss Earth 2018 took one last tour of the Philippines and visited Playa Calatagan, a quintessential beach development of Landco Pacific Corporation located in Calatagan, Batangas, to immerse themselves with the Southern charm, the white beach shoreline, and the convenience of modern amenities that is harmonious with Nature.

The ladies were first taken to a tour of the site where they planted tree seedlings as a part of their commitment towards preserving Mother Nature. They then enjoyed the afternoon shade of the lush amphitheater located at the heart of the residential complex. The Earth goddesses also had the chance to experience the refreshing pools of Aquaria Water Park and stay at the quaint Crusoe Cabins which are made from repurposed container vans.

The eco-tour was joined by Miss Earth Bahamas Samia Lauryn McClain, Miss Earth Bosnia and Herzegovina Nadja Pepić, Miss Earth Brazil Sayonara Veras , Miss Earth China Guo Yameng, Miss Earth Israel Dana Zreik, Miss Earth Reunion Island Alexia Aupin.

“Landco takes pride in pioneering estates that embrace Nature just like Playa Calatagan. Miss Earth provided us the perfect opportunity to showcase one of our leisure tourism developments that we really take pride in—an unparalleled location fronting the Verde Island Passage, beachfront living, and a complete escape from the busy city life,” said President and CEO Cris Zuluaga.


The Verde Island Passage is considered “the center of the center of marine biodiversity” in the Coral Triangle for being home to 1,000 marine species, 12 of which are considered ‘rare and new.’


Miss Earth Goddesses embarks one last trip to Playa Calatagan in Batangas

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About Landco Pacific Corporation

Landco is one of the leading real estate developers in the Philippines offering outstanding leisure communities that revolutionize the way Filipinos live. Its expertise is anchored on its 25 years of existence in the industry. From beachfront properties to luxury residences, Landco indulges its clientele in a lifestyle experience that reflects their aspirations.

AXA Philippines holds Reverse Mentoring Program

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The executive leadership team of AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance company, have teamed up with the organization’s digital specialists for a revolutionary Reverse Mentoring Program.


The program aims to create an exciting opportunity for members of the leadership team and the digital specialists to learn from one another and grow together in building AXA’s digital capabilities to help empower Filipinos to live better lives.


“At AXA, we believe learning never stops,” says AXA Philippines CEO Rahul Hora. “The Reverse Mentoring Program is a testament to our commitment to providing a better customer experience by keeping in step with the latest technologies available. The program also helps foster a collaborative working environment that AXA takes pride in.”


After the initial six-month program, the mentor-mentee pairs are expected to come up with digital strategies, campaigns, or prototypes that will help AXA customers live the life they choose. This is only the first phase of the program and will soon be rolled out to other AXA employees.


The Reverse Mentoring Program also aims to reinforce digital savviness and help foster closer ties among employees while strengthening the organization’s culture of innovation and collaboration.


For more information on AXA Philippines, visit http://www.axa.com.ph.


Rebisco celebrates Filipino artistry and food with the Special Edition Designer Can series

One of the most iconic fixtures in a Filipino home is the Rebisco Assorted Biscuits Tin Can — that multi-colored can of snacks that generations have always loved. Through the years, Rebisco products have become a part of Filipino tradition — a pasalubong lovingly carried to waiting family members in many homecomings; a favorite merienda fare; a much-loved snack passed around during family gatherings, big and small. A silent witness to the evolution of Filipino lifestyles, Rebisco Assorted Biscuits continues to be a Pinoy favorite, standing the test of time.



As Rebisco celebrates its 55th year anniversary, the brand collaborated with 4 local artists to create artworks specifical for the launch of the new Special Edition Designer Cans.


A fresh take on a Filipino classic


As it marks its 55th anniversary, Rebisco takes its humble tin can to the next level by partnering with renowned Filipino contemporary artists to create the Rebisco Special Edition Designer Cans. These works of art aim to showcase the rich history and evolution of the brand, while using the can itself as a vehicle of expression.


The growth of Rebisco parallels that of the Filipino culture. Over the past 55 years, Rebisco has grown into a formidable brand, thanks to the Filipino’s undying love and support, allowing it to grow into what it is today. As a fledgling company, Rebisco started with very simple offerings of biscuits and crackers packed into a can with images of the biscuits. Over time, the packaging evolved, soon showcasing family-themed art works as well.

By realizing that their snacks are deeply ingrained into the Filipino way of life, Rebisco celebrates its anniversary by launching their newest special edition designer tin can, which serves as a canvas on which the Filipino story is printed. These miniature versions are designed to show how Rebisco is intertwined with the Filipino story, as captured in food practices and traditions illustrated by four highly acclaimed artists. In doing so, the well-loved tin can evolves into a canvas that fulfills the brand’s vision to recognize the work and talent of Filipino artists.


Visualizing the rich local flavor


Beautifully using the tin can as the canvas through which they can capture local color are four of the country’s talented contemporary artists – Migs Villanueva, Aris Bagtas, Roel Obemio, and Joseph Banez. By collaborating with Rebisco, they aim to shine the light on Filipino artistry and culture in a tradition that Rebisco has created.


Migs Villanueva, a Palanca-awardee visual artist, uses bold pastel colors and wanderlust compositions to invite Filipinos to see their own childhood experiences in her works.  Aris Bagtas shows the Filipinos’ identity through his folk, religious and abstract works, inspiring people to create a country where family values, traits and traditions are not forgotten. Roel Obemio, a member of the famed Saturday Group,  uses storybook characters and Filipino family-oriented imagery that convey whimsy and fantasy. Joseph “Otep” Bañez, who made his own brand of Filipino Pop-Social Realism that took the market by storm, creates detailed renditions combined with playful colors and hilarious settings.

Alongside these artists, celebrity and visual artist Heart Evangelista-Escudero plus radio DJ Chico Garcia celebrated the launch as official event hosts for this prestigious event.

This project’s new masterpieces are featured on the tin can’s outer packaging. There are four sets of special edition designer cans, and inside are assorted premium biscuits, crackers, cookies and wafers – all-time favorites that people love to snack on and share. Retailing for php175.00 SRP, these are now available at leading supermarkets nationwide, namely Robinsons, Puregold, Waltermart, Rustans, and Shopwise. Starting November 15, 2018, you can also buy online via www.honestbee.ph.

Green Can - Aris BagtasThe green can showcases the paintings made by Aris Bagtas

Yellow Can - Joseph BañezThe yellow can showcases the paintings made by Joseph Bañez

Red Can - Roel ObemioThe red can showcases the paintings made by Roel Obemio

Blue Can - Migs VillanuevaThe blue can showcases the paintings made by Migs Villanueva

“Every Pinoy family has a story to tell and through the years, we make these stories come to life through our products. Rebisco’s Special Edition Designer Cans support local not only through taste, but through art. We at Rebisco believe that life is a constant journey of growing and refining who we are. Thus, we find a new twist to an old product to rekindle interest for it while continuing our tradition to let the tin can serve as an art canvas that tells the stories and values of Filipino families,” said Ms. Lulu dela Peña, the Marketing Communications Head of Rebisco.

Indeed, Rebisco’s Special Edition Designer Can will once again be part of the Filipino heritage. What are you waiting for? Express your support for local by gifting your family and friends with Rebisco’s special edition designer cans, and share with them a taste of our rich Filipino culture.

MILO-FCB Road to Barcelona 2018 Delegation Sent to Spain for Prestigious Training Experience

MILO FCB 2018 participants (1)NOURISHING WORLD-CLASS AMBITIONS. The MILO-FCB Road to Barcelona 2018 Delegation has arrived in Spain for a nine-day training camp and ultimate champion experience. (TOP ROW L-R: Assistant Organizer Mike Reyes, Juan Pablo S. Unlay, Carlo Antonio D. Bongocan, Dylan Theodore O. Wong, Heaven Andrei N. Teodosio, Daniel Isaac N. Cagaanan, MILO Sports Executive Lester Castillo;BOTTOM ROW L-R: Lien Dale D. Manuel, Jelena Loren I. Soon, Alexander David C. Villarosa, Breindel O. Medina, MILO Consumer Marketing Manager Robbie de Vera) NOT IN PHOTO: Tristan Ybanez


Ten deserving kids from this year’s MILO-FCB Road to Barcelona program have been sent to Spain as part of the Philippine delegation to participate in the FCB Ultimate Training Camp and Ultimate Experience happening from November 4 to 12. MILO Philippines, with the help of the visiting FC Barcelona (FCB) Youth Academy coaches and officials from the Cebu Football Association, has officially revealed the list of athletes after weeks of careful deliberation and preparation.


Selected based on the HEART values (humility, effort, ambition, respect, and teamwork) they espouse and the exceptional skills they exhibit, these 10-12 year olds represent the most deserving athletes from over 160 participants in the MILO-FCB Philippines Invitational Camp held last September 8 to 9 at the Cebu City Sports Center in football hotbed Cebu City. Two selected kids from last year’s inaugural Road to Barcelona program will also be joining the team. The diverse set of delegates come from key football clubs and communities across the country – Metro Manila, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, and Koronadal City in South Cotabato.


Nestle Philippines Vice President Willy de Ocampo shares, “The second year of the MILO-FCB partnership has been another rousing success, as we continue to advocate the importance of values learned in sports and advance local football to the global stage. We thank the local football community, especially our host Cebu City, for the support and look forward to the kids’ life-changing experience in Barcelona.”


These deserving young athletes will be participating in the nine-day event at the FC Barcelona training grounds: Lien Dale D. Manuel (Tondo, Manila), Heaven Andrei N. Teodosio (Mandaluyong City), Juan Pablo S. Unlay (Quezon City), Alexander David C. Villarosa (Cebu City), Breindel O. Medina (Davao City), Tristan Ybanez (Cebu City), Dylan Theodore O. Wong (Cagayan de Oro City), Carlo Antonio D. Bongocan (Koronadal City), Jelena Loren I. Soon (Cebu City), and Daniel Isaac N. Cagaanan (Koronadal City).


A world-class, life-changing experience awaits the young athletes who will get to interact with their peers from other MILO markets worldwide namely Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Malaysia, Maldives, South Africa, and Venezuela. Their trip will be headlined by prestigious training sessions with FCB Youth Academy coaches, an exclusive training opportunity with FCB and Dutch national team legend Frank de Boer, a live match viewing of the FC Barcelona team, and other activities that foster camaraderie with other delegates and tour the sights and sounds of Barcelona.


“It’s an honor for MILO to be able to bring such inspiring and talented kids from different parts of the country to one of the best training experiences in the world in FC Barcelona. These young players have proven that they are champions both on and off the field, through their character and skill,” said Robbie de Vera, Consumer Marketing Manager for MILO Philippines.

The Nutrition Hero: Mondelēz International Holds Volunteer Activities for Adopted Schools

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Snacking Company Mondelēz International in the Philippines recently held simultaneous employee volunteer activities for its adopted public elementary schools in the Metro. Aided by its colorful mascot M Hero and supported by interactive lessons and games for students and parents alike, the aim of the event was to promote good nutrition in school and at home. Activities were held in currently adopted Joy Schools Rogelio Gatchalian Elementary School and Camp Claudio Elementary School both in Paranaque, and Holy Spirit Elementary School in Quezon City, and involved 150 Mondelēz International employee volunteers.


Southeast Asia’s M Hero Saves the Day!

The Joy Schools program is Mondelēz International’s signature community program in its Southeast Asia (SEA) area. It aims to empower young children to take positive steps towards their overall well-being, focusing on nutrition education, physical activity and access to nutrient fresh foods. Across SEA the Company has invested close to US$ 1 million since 2013 in community partnerships to promote healthy lifestyles in five countries under its Joy Schools program. The Joy Schools program is being implemented by Mondelēz International sites in the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam.


Leveraging on the strength of one goal, in the five countries where the Joy Schools is implemented, students benefit from enjoyable and educational activities led by Mondelēz International employee volunteers. The Joy Schools’ official mascot M Hero, encourages the students in learning about how to take care of their health. In the Philippines, hundreds of students took part in storytelling, video showing and slogan-making contests which imparted important values such as having breakfast for energy and well-being, and eating the proper food to ensure complete nutrition.


Parents of the adopted Joy Schools were also invited for a day of learning about how to serve nutritious and delicious food in their homes. Cooking demonstrations, recipe samples and games were held to show that cooking delicious and nutritious food need not be time-consuming or expensive. In fact, recipes shared featured meals which could be prepared for P200.00 or less.


In schools the Joy Schools program has its own interventions to ensure students have access to fresh food. This year, in the three adopted Joy Schools in Metro Manila, 300 undernourished students are part of a 9-month daily feeding program to help improve their nutrition. These students receive everyday a hearty meal of rice, a viand with meat and vegetables and seasonal fruits.

The feeding program has proven effective in helping improve the nutrition of its beneficiaries. In school year 2017-2018, 88% of 400 students who benefitted from the Joy Schools’ 9-month feeding program gained weight, while 80% saw an increase in height.


“We support the communities in which we operate and are focused on making a real difference to children through nutrition education and promoting their social and healthy development through play under our Joy Schools program,” explains Shanahan Chua, Head of Corporate and Government Affairs of Mondelēz International in the Philippines. “It is our hope that children receive good nutrition at home and in school. In school, we have our feeding program and supplementary nutrition education lessons for the students. We likewise engage and dialogue with parents to help empower them to do the same at home. With this, children can benefit from the increased energy for learning and overall development which we know good nutrition can bring.”



About Mondelēz International

Mondelēz International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) empowers people to snack right in approximately 160 countries around the world. With 2017 net revenues of approximately $26 billion, MDLZ is leading the future of snacking with iconic global and local brands such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. Mondelēz International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor’s 500, Nasdaq 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Visit www.mondelezinternational.com or follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDLZ.


About Mondelez Philippines, Inc.

Mondelez Philippines has been creating more moments of joy by providing consumers with delicious snack products since 1963. Its product portfolio includes: Tang powdered beverages, Eden cheese, mayonnaise, and sandwich spread, Cheez Whiz spread, Oreo cookies, Tiger biscuits, belVita breakfast biscuits, as well as Toblerone and Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolates. The company employs about 450 people in the Philippines, with a manufacturing facility in Parañaque City.

OLX participates in Cebu Auto Show 2018

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OLX, the world’s leading classifieds platform, recently joined the Cebu Auto Show, one of the biggest automotive events in the country. During the event held at the SM Seaside Sky Hall, OLX gave away prizes and freebies to participants who joined the brand’s booth activities. Conceived as one of the regional installments of the iconic Manila International Auto Show (MIAS), the 11th Cebu Auto Show gathered a total of 44 booths composed of seven vehicle brands, two motorcycle brands, and a long list of auto parts and car accessories sellers. Photo shows OLX Philippines sales support lead Paula Barrun Puyat (2nd from left) with telesales account officer Roy Finuliar (center) and corporate sales manager Maristel Lim, together with OLX Cebu Auto Show 2018 models Sophia Custodio (leftmost) and Flevany Tangayan (rightmost).


The right shoes for Piolo Pascual

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For stylish, versatile and masculine Piolo Pascual, Figlia UOMO shoes are the right fit, with a variety of high-quality pairs to complement his diverse lifestyle while for Figlia OUMO, he is just what they are looking for in a brand ambassador.

The popular actor represents the Filipino’s classic taste, strong fashion sense and very distinct style, qualities the new line of men’s shoes wanted in the person that will represent its brand.

The heartthrob formally marked his debut as the brand ambassador at a fashion show that launched Figlia UOMO. The show will feature Figlia UOMO’s three stylish collections: formal, semi-formal and casual.

UOMO means “man” in Italian. As the men’s line of a trusted brand, Figlia UOMO offers the same quality, style and comfort Figlia is known for. The new shoe line aims to set the trend in men’s shoes through its unique collection of impeccable designs at competitive prices.

For more information, visit https://www.figlia.com.ph/.