Thursday, May 24, 2018

MERRELL went new creative way this summer

Group photo
Last April 24, 2018, the Global out door brand, Merrell hosted out of the box with travel storytelling workshop on blogging photography for adventure enthusiasts at the Acua Verde Beach Resort in Batangas.

Participants listening to Lucky Albado, DiscoveredMNL founder during "Create and Wander"

Flatlay 2
The contest was ran until April 22, where the storytellers were chosen. Also the participants got a chance to learn about creating one’s personal branding and finding one’s purpose in blogging through create and wander with Lucky So Alabado, founder of DiscoverMNL. As an added bonus, they also learned the art of flatlay photo graphy during the set where participants learned the ropes on composition, lighting and other tricks on how to capture amazing flatlays.

A flatlay photo featuring Merrell gear
Here they also brought out their cameras and traveled through lens with Gerald Tipones, an adventure and lifestyle photographer. From learning composition to editing, they got to enhance their skills in capturing stories for their next getaways.

The mentors and participants we’re joined by:

Mark Zambrano, journalists - tried out flyboarding
Rex Intal, athlete - wearing the Waterpro Maipo
Ciacia Mendoza, beauty queen and influencer
Synjin Reyes, sportscaster
Raiza Contawi, beauty vlogger

And actors…….

Louise Delos Reyes, wearing the Waterpro Pandi
Bruno Gabriel, wearing the Tetrex
 Other actors are Nikki Co & Yasser Marta.

For more information visit or follow Merrell on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @merrell_ph.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018


Oath taking of the 9 "Anak ng Mekaniko" Scholars

Last May 3, 2018, I was able to witnessed the oath taking of the 9 anak ng Mekaniko Scholars and I really support this kind of advocacy that gives free scholarships to students. So I’m very glad that Prestone, the leading innovator of cutting-edge coolants, brake fluid, and motor oils had a program like this. Since last year they  launched the ANAK NG MEKANIKO Scholarship in line with their 90th anniversary just to give back to their loyal customers—the auto mechanics. The nationwide search aimed to provide a free college education to deserving children of local auto mechanics to help them achieve their dreams and ensure a brighter future.

The 9 "Anak ng Mekaniko" Scholars with the executives of Prestone and STI
Prestone and STI Heads (from left): Connie Sablay - Executive Director STI Foundation, Marites Dagdag - General Manager Clorox, Monique Gonzales - Brand Manager Prestone and Paulo Lao - Sales and Marketing Director Clorox PH.

“For parents, education is the best gift they can give to their children and Prestone resonates with this message. We hope that in the future, these nine deserving scholars will become successful individuals in their chosen endeavors. As we officially present the grant to them, Prestone’s commitment to supporting them is only the beginning. We will still continue to be there to help them every step of the way as they embark on this new chapter of their lives” said Monique Gonzales, brand manager of Prestone..

The nine ANAK NG MEKANIKO Scholars were selected through their submitted essays with the theme I am a Proud Anak ng Mekaniko. Their essays were based on their:

1) Content                               -      50%
2) Grammar and Syntax          -      20%
3) Style and Originality           -      30%

Aside from the full tuition to a four-year course of their choice in any STI Colleges campus nationwide, the scholarship grant also includes miscellaneous fee and a stipend.

Mr. Paolo Lao, Sales and Marketing Director of Clorox South-east Asia
There were 44 entries for the essay writing and was shortened down to 27 entries before choosing the nine scholars The nine ANAK NG MEKANIKO Scholars who were chosen were Jaime Kent Abesamis – Matina, Davao; Christian Diamante – Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental; Helen Joyce Maquincio – Dagami, Leyte;JojoPeñada – Burauen, Leyte; Keith Bryan Perez – San Isidro, Antipolo;Edmajea Aguinaldo – Bangkal, Makati; Kristina Eñales – Bolton, Davao; AulindaBuban – San Isidro, Antipolo; andMelverMasangkay – Bauan, Batangas.

Since the program was initiated, Prestone held pocket events in Antipolo, Makati, Quezon City, Tacloban, and Davao, to inform the auto mechanics about the scholarship grant and to also present ways on the proper application of Prestone products, which will be helpful in fixing their customers’ vehicles.

To learn more about PRESTONE® and its cutting-edge products, visit their website at  or follow them on their Facebook page:

Monday, May 7, 2018


Photo shows (from left): Joanna Feliciano, Bioessence SVP HR and Training; Dr. Emma Beleno, Bioessence Founding President and Joseph Alexander Feliciano, Bioessence COO
During the reopening and blessing of Bioessence branch at SM Megamall last April 28, 2018. I was able to witnessed the warm welcome of the owners and their staff who were dressed in Mindanaoan outfits. The newly reopened branch boasts of state of art facilities, treatments and machines of the latest technology and a highly professional, well-trained staff that will ensure that each and every client who visits will be properly taken care of – making Bioessence a pioneer in professionalizing the beauty and wellness industry.

With over 23 years of unparalleled success in the industry, it has already grown into over 30 branches nationwide and counting. Bioessence is a premium skin and body wellness center designed to provide complete non-invasive services that rejuvenates the skin, the body and the mind. As part of the company’s continuous commitment to give value and care to the wellness of their beloved clients, Bioessence continues to improve all aspects of their customer’s journey. Proof of this is the newly renovated and much improved branch in SM Megamall.

Given the chance to try some of their services during the re-opening, I can strongly recommend the Stress Relief Back Massage. This only takes around 30 minutes but I feel the relief from pain and stiffness. Also reduced my stress and boosts my energy level. The staff focused on pressure point on my head, neck, shoulder and back. Other recommended services are: Acne Purifying Facial, Intensive Body Polish, Slimming Service and Hand Paraffin.

Staff of Bioessence

For Skin Wellness, Bioessence’s skin treatments are scientifically proven and have gone through rigorous research and studies to customize procedures with the unique Filipino skin. For a complete skin and body wellness experience, Bioessence offers a wide range of products from beauty to relaxation – skin cleansers, serums, soaps, aromatherapy, to name a few -making Bioessence’s total wellness treatments more than an experience, but a lifestyle.

Dr. Emma Beleno-Guerrero, the Founding President of Bioessence, takes pride in her native Davao roots as reflected in the interiors of every Bioessence branch. The intricate interior design speaks of the rich Mindanaoan heritage – its art and its culture, giving clients and guests a taste of class that is uniquely our own.

Bioessence also upholds a philosophy of Caring Beyond Beauty as it continuously uplift the lives of many Filipinos through its special brand of personal care that is incomparable in the business. Through the years, Bioessence has become a strong brand in the beauty and wellness industry -a force to reckon with in advocating beauty with a purpose.

Bioessence can make you beyond beautiful. So let us make this beautiful journey to skin and body wellness together, today.

Follow Bioessence at:; Facebook – BioessencePH and Twitter & Instagram - @BioessencePH. Or visit the Bioessence Megamall branch at: 5th Flr., Bldg B, SM Megamall

Saturday, May 5, 2018


Back to school is here again and gives you the opportunity to look for a latest footwear. Wearing a new pair of shoes always makes you a diffence in starting your school year and feels you the eargerness to going back to school. This is because you look new, also feel new and you definitely need a new pair of shoes that’s versatile enough to get you going all year round. That’s why the global footwear brand Skechers is releasing shoes to match your A+ campus looks with unparalleled comfort and style.

Aside from having new set of clothes, a stylish, comfortable, and durable pair of shoes is equally important especially since you’ll be standing, walking and commuting a lot the entire year—hopping from one class to another, from campus to your hangout spots, to and from home. This is why Skechers has released a collection perfectly made for the student life. Grounded in both comfort and latest trends, the new Skechers black shoes, athletic, and casual sneakers are now all equipped with Memory Foam cushioned footbeds!

Here are some of the sartorial inspiration:

1) First Day Style
                                       Skechers Lanson – Vernes, on her: Skechers Bikers

Get ahead of the class and show up in a clean-cut look. Complete your OOTD with collared-tops paired with solid-colored blazers and jumpers. For the ladies, nail the quintessential prep look with knee-high socks and your comfiest black shoes ever, the Skechers Bikers. This shoe is the fashion girl’s answer to the standard black leather shoes but made better with Memory Foam insole for superior comfort and cushioning. The gents could switch up their coat game by pairing it with muted-hued pants and classic leather shoes such as the Skechers Lanson. This full-grain leather shoe is a light and fine-looking oxford pair designed with the Air-Cooled Memory Foam, making it a comfier alternative to stuffy traditional leather shoes. 
Empress – Sweet Hearted – Php 3495

Vogue in Silver – Php 2995

Finish your look with these classic watches from Skechers Time.

2) After-School Fashion

On him: Skechers Go Run Mojo, on her: Skecher Street Moda – Bling Bandit 

Stay stylish and comfy from class, extra curricular clubs, to student council meetings and beyond with your colourful casuals and staple white sneakers. Once the final bell tolls, sprint out of class and head straight the org room in your denims and plaids. For gym-to-class shoes, cop the newest Go Run Mojo a well-cushioned, lightweight trainer with the 5GEN® midsole for shock absorption and Goga Max® insole for superior cushioning—the shoe to wear to ace gym class and after-school hangouts! For the girl boss running the council, a white pair with a little shine such as the Skecher Street Moda is the shoe to wear. This shoe sports a leather upper with metallic overlays, rhinestone accents, and the renowned Skechers Memory Foam comfort feature for a topnotch look.
Marauder – Mershon – Php 3795

Photon Camo in White and Blue – Php 1995

This casual style deserves a neat and modern-looking watch from Skechers Time.

3) Pep-Rally Ready
On her: Skechers Bob’s Squad
Wear your school colors proud with your best varsity jacket over your stylized casual pieces and nail your cheer-appropriate look with footwear that blends with your team uniform. Wear the latest from Bobs Squad to your next pep rally or interschool matches to keep your feet comfy throughout the day. It sports a soft woven knit fabric upper in a slip on sneaker style and the Memory Foam insole for cushioning.
Bob’s Squad– Php 3590

Shimmer 2 in Black and Blue – Php 1995

Don’t be shy on adding accent pieces that will bring out the boldness in you like these watches from Skechers Time.

4) Fashion Honor Roll
On him: Caswell – Frendo, on her: Cleo - Sass
Report to class in sleek style with a blazer or a long-sleeved shirt over your top and you’re definitely going to catch everyone’s undivided attention.  This look is equal parts smart, classy, and functional to keep you looking sharp and warm when your classroom’s AC is on full blast. Take your dapper style to school with the Caswell-Aleno, a trainer made with a DressKnit upper for breathability and amazing stretch, bungee lace for easy on-and-off, and Air Cooled Memory Foam for comfort. The ladies can opt to wear Cleo, an upgrade to the school girl’s favorite ballet flats, with lace and scallop accents, and Memory Foam to keep you comfy all day.

Wave-Lite – Php 3395

Verge in Rosegold and Silver – Php 3590

Don’t forget to add stylish watches to complete this ensemble. These rosegold watches from Skechers Time will surely elevate the whole look.

5) Prep-School Polish

On her: Skechers Cleo – Dazzles

Grab your most stylish cardigan, button your crisp shirt and pull over your favorite sweater, and finish the preppy look with statement pieces such as a leather jacket or trendy shoes. Since the black shoe is definitely a school must-have, be sure to stock up on pairs that can work in and out of class. The Caswell Aleno is a lightweight oxford pair done with a stretchy and breathable DressKnit fabric and Air-Cooled Memory Foam footbed. For the ladies looking for a more cushioned ballet flat alternative, the Cleo is still the best flat shoe choice if you want something well-rounded.

Cleo – Sass – Php 3295

                                                         Vibrant in Pink – Php 2690

These cool watches with hues of white and pink from Skechers Time are great addition to a head-turning first school day look.

For more back to school shoes, visit, like and on Instagram @SkechersPH.

Skechers is available at Glorietta 2, Trinoma, SM North Edsa The Annex, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, Gateway Mall, Robinsons Galleria, Ayala Malls The 30th, SM East Ortigas, Market! Market!, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Place Manila, Lucky Chinatown, Alabang Town Center, Festival Mall, SM Southmall, SM Bacoor, SM Dasmarinas, Robinsons General Trias, SM Lipa, Fairview Terraces, SM Fairview, SM Pampanga, Marquee Mall, SM Clark, Vista Mall Bataan, SM Cabanatuan, Robinsons Place Ilocos, Ayala Malls Legazpi, Ayala Center Cebu, SM City Cebu, SM Seaside Cebu, SM Bacolod, SM Iloilo, SM Davao, Abreeza Mall, Gaisano Mall of Davao, Limketkai Mall and Centrio Mall.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Avon Fashions celebrate the new definition of “Comfort Zone” for Every Woman

Agnieszka Isa, Executive Director for Commercial Marketing of Avon Philippines

Last week I was able to witness the beautiful fashion show where Avon Philippines unveils its newest collection of intimate apparel. Encouraging women to “Step Into Your Comfort Zone”. To live an authentic life, a woman must be true to herself first and take courage to pursue her passions. Avon supports women in embracing the importance of living a truthful life and being comfortable in your own skin.

Photo shows (from left): Wilma Doesnt, Hidilyn Diaz, Jennylyn Mercado and Tricia Centenera

Avon Fashions disrupts the meaning of “comfort zone” from being one’s safe place and redefines it as the place where every woman’s true passions and purpose begin. To celebrate this theme, Avon Fashions turns the spotlight on five inspiring Filipinas who have boldly defined their own success and found purpose in their cause ------ Filipina supermodel and actress Wilma Doesnt tells all about finding her niche in modeling and how she inspires women to live life despite the judgment they might face. Actress Alice Dixson defines “living life in your own terms,” as she shares her thoughts on defining her own pace and the importance of staying in your element. Host Tricia Centenera talks about bouncing back from a failed marriage and how she was able to create a new and fulfilling life for herself after. Weightlifter and Olympic Silver Medalist Hidilyn Diaz shares the struggles of being a woman in her sport and the hindrances she faced before achieving glory. Actress and single mom Jennylyn Mercado candidly speaks about the hardships of raising a child alone and finding comfort in taking on multiple roles in life. She says, “I believe that all women deserve to enjoy who they truly are, because no one else can define that for us.”

Step into the comfort zone of what fills your heart is Avon Fashion’s bold invitation and with a range of intimate apparel that provides women with the stylish comfort they deserve, women can easily focus on the things that truly matter. Each bra is designed with the Filipina body in mind, ensuring that it fits her body not just flawlessly but comfortably. Avon Fashions Intimate Apparel now calls on all women to confidently walk the path they’ve always wanted to walk, to play the role they’ve always wanted to play, and to ultimately define their own success.

Visit or like Avon Philippines on Facebook to find out how you can get in touch with a Representative. Or Learn more about Avon and its products at

Monday, April 30, 2018


One of the biggest sale events in town, is happening once again and enjoy up to 70% discount from MAY 3-6, 2018, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Trinoam Activity Center.
Participating brands include:
Polo Ralph Lauren
No Fear

Markdown Madness promises to be another big sale event, so be sure to get the best shoe and apparel deals in town! 

For more information and updates, visit Markdown Madness on Facebook at and on Instagram @markdownmadness.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Skechers Sandals this Summer

Have you got any plans this summer holiday? Well it’s time to upgrade your summer style with Skechers Sandals. My favourite season is finally here, the sun is brighter, the days are longer and plans are busier than ever! Now is the perfect time to get pieces you can wear from the streets to the beach. With the warmer days upon us, prepare to bring your chic city style game to the beach! Global brand Skechers brings the perfect Summer with its new line of comfy and stylish sandals. With footwear options for every activity and every style, there is definitely a pair for ever Summer gal! Be sure to pack these sandals ahead for major chic points and be ready for any adventure!

Step out in style and comfort and have fun under the sun! Below is a quick and easy guide for a chic and comfy Summer with sandals that fit your look and Summer shenanigans:

1) Easy Breezy Summer Style
Skechers On-the-Go 600 - Glow in Black Gray

The sundress is the quintessential summer must-have, perfect to wear at the beach or as an effortless outfit for running errands in the city. Strut in your solid or printed fabrics with the Skechers On-the-Go 600 sandals! This lightweight strappy thong sandals made with a soft knit fabric upper and 5GEN® Midsole for memory retention that helps absorb impact is available in various color ways, making it ideal for any outfit choice this hot season. Easy style meets easy comfort in this Skechers pair, you’ll surely love the maximum comfort of GOga Max® technology Contour Footbed that makes the sandals extra soft and cozy to wear for your next destination.

2) Luxe Boho Babe
Skechers On-the-Go 600 - Radiant in Navy White

The boho style is here to stay! Nail the effortlessly casual boho look with the signature boho classics – a printed dress, earth-toned accessories and an easy to wear and comfy strap sandals. With the On-the-Go 600 sandals, you can move in easily and worry-free! Imagine strolling a new town smoothly with these extra plush sandals made with the GOga Max® footbed and high-rebound cushioning! After all, you’ll need all the comfort and style you can get to scour your summer destinations for the best spots and finds, right?

3) Chic and Cruise-Ready
Skechers Rumbler Wave - New Lassie in Rose Gold
Skechers Rumblers - Glam Society in Rose Gold 
Skechers Rumblers in Rose Gold

Ruffled tops and skirts are slowly climbing the top of Summer trends list fashion girls are loving! If you’re living too far away from the beach or not heading to the sea anytime soon, bring the sea waves to you with a variety of wavy ruffled options you can wear on your outfit.  Finish your glitzy look with a bold accessory, like a printed turban, and comfy wedge sandals with striking accents that you can easily wear from day to night!  The Skechers Rumblers sandals are your best bet to pull off a classy windswept look with just the right amount of shine and comfort. These sandals feature metallic finish faux leather to give it an elegant twist and a Memory Foam footbed for superior cushioning.

4) New Urban Classic
 Skechers 2nd Take - Tied Up in Rose
Skechers 2nd Take - Fall 4 Me in Black

Taking a step up the fashion ladder are slides in innovative materials and colors.  What used to be an in-house slip-on and an after-gym footwear is becoming a trendy addition to any fashion-forward girl’s wardrobe. Now it is cool to say that no shoe closet is ever complete without an edgy pair of slides in rotation.  The Skechers slides are your next go-to summer pair, with their stylish accent and ultimate comfort!  You may choose from plush faux fur, smooth satiny fabrics, or bejewelled upper – whatever you choose, each pair can be worn for both cosmopolitan days and beach getaways! Aside from eye-catching designs, the 2nd Take has a padded and contoured foot bed for comfort this slides will definitely boost your style throughout the dog days of summer!

Happy to announce that Skechers Sandals are available in stores and online at And for more Skechers sandals, visit, like and on Instagram @SkechersPH. Also Skechers is available at Glorietta 2, Trinoma, SM North Edsa The Annex, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, Gateway Mall, Robinsons Galleria, Ayala Malls The 30th, SM East Ortigas, Market! Market!, SM Mall of Asia, Robinsons Place Manila, Lucky Chinatown, Alabang Town Center, Festival Mall, SM Southmall, SM Bacoor, SM Dasmarinas, Robinsons General Trias, SM Lipa, Fairview Terraces, SM Fairview, SM Pampanga, Marquee Mall, SM Clark, Vista Mall Bataan, SM Cabanatuan, Robinsons Place Ilocos, Ayala Malls Legazpi, Ayala Center Cebu, SM City Cebu, SM Seaside Cebu, SM Bacolod, SM Iloilo, SM Davao, Abreeza Mall, Gaisano Mall of Davao, Limketkai Mall and Centrio Mall.