Sunday, April 30, 2017


Photo shows (from left): Coach Rio Dela Cruz (Run Rio Trilogy Race); Dingdong Dantes (Event Ambassador and partnership with YesPinoy Foundation); Andrew Neri (Runrio Events, Inc.) and Franco Bambico (Runrio Trilogy Race Series-Mechanics).
Last April 28, 2017, running coach Rio dela Cruz of RUNRIO Events, Inc. announced the start of the race series in the country and promises to be the most exciting ever.

Coach Rio dela Cruz
“Because of this, I want to share my love of running with other. You see running is not just a sport. It is also a way of life. When you run, narerelax ka, nagiging clear yung pag-iisip mo. Madaming benefits ang nabibigay ng running. And these are the reasons that motivated us to established the RUNRIO Trilogy race series. Now on its 7th year, I founded the Trilogy series with the idea of helping running enthusiasts to prepare and train for marathons.what many don’t know is that running is a serious sport. A lot of preparation goes into getting ready to run, said of Coach Rio dela Cruz in his welcome remarks.”
 “We at RUNRIO understand that people join races not just to run. It’s more because of their desire and passion to be able to finish their 21k, 32k or 42k races with different motivations. We believe that if you run with your heart, anything is possible” said Coach Rio dela Cruz, President of RUNRIO Events, Inc.
 “I would like to invite all those who like running to join the RUNRIO Trilogy 2017. This unique running series will definitely provide runners a chance to train and prepare properly and a chance to show how far they can go when they run with their heart,” said Coach Rio dela Cruz, RUNRIO Events, Inc. President.
The series is expected to attract an average of 12,000 running enthusiasts per leg from all over the country.   The first of the three legs is set for June 25 and features a half-marathon run including 10Km and 5Km race. This will be followed by the second leg on August 13, where it will showcase Rio’s very own Afroman distance which is a 32Km run, with shorter distances - 21Km, 10Km and 5Km. The 32Km is considered by runners as the ideal race for first-timers who aim to finish their very first full marathon.

The third and final leg will cap the series on October 1 with a full marathon of 42Km that also includes 21Km, 10Km, and 5Km race distances. Runners who complete the highest distance of all 3 races will be honored at the RUNRIO Trilogy Awards Night.

This year’s RUNRIO Trilogy, will also feature popular actor and running enthusiast, Dingdong Dantes as the event ambassador and the founding chairman of YesPinoy Foundation.
Dingdong Dantes and Coach Rio dela Cruz

“We are excited to launch the RUNRIO Trilogy race series because there are many running enthusiasts out there who are looking forward to this event. This year marks the 7th year of RUNRIO Trilogy, whose main objective is to educate runners to train and race progressively,” said award-winning actor Dantes. “Aside from this, part of the proceeds of this year’s race series will go to YesPinoy Foundation to support the organization’s philanthropic works” added Dantes.
The announcement of the RUNRIO Trilogy series is part of RUNRIO Events, Inc.’s expansion program that will bring more running activities to the public in the coming months. 

Andrew Neri
The opening of the online registration while onsite registrations will be open starting May 6, 2017, at Adidas Greenbelt 3, Adidas Trinoma, Adidas Solenad 3, Adidas BGC and Toby’s SM MOA.

RUNRIO Trilogy is made possible by Adidas, Gatorade & Okada Manila. Adidas is the official RUNRIO Trilogy apparel. The most awaited race series of the year is also supported by Active Health, Summit Water and Garmin Philippines.

For more information, visit or like the official Facebook page,


RUNRIO INC. was founded by its President Rio de la Cruz, a UP Diliman alumnus, elite and celebrity runner, international marathoner and a sought after running coach, Rio started the business in 2007, under the Entertainer Events and Sports Management, to support his vision to grow and sustain running.

With the growth of the running community, runners were clamoring for more than just a well-planned route. This led the team to invest in innovations that will eventually raise the bar in organized sporting events in the country. Since then, RUNRIO has organized majority of the premier races in the Philippines such as RUNRIO TRILOGY, MILO MARATHON, RUN UNITED, CONDURA MARATHON and many more.

As a result, the advertising value and brand building capability of the company were recognized locally and abroad. Our website, enjoys an average of 100,000 + hits per month and our Facebook page has reached over 65,000 fans and counting.

With new partners coming in, 2017 is the year that marks the company’s robust plan for expansion, thus changing its name to RUNRIO EVENTS, INC. The company is now gearing up to produce concept runs and organize races abroad that will help put the Philippines in the global running map.

To bring inspiration and innovation to every runner.

To be distinguished as the leading race solutions provider that builds and sustains running, redefining the sport to fit everyone’s lifestyle, providing the finest experience to every runner.


Heading to the beach may be the most exciting part of summer. It is almost always part of the itinerary this season for most people. Others prefer to give in to their adrenaline rush climbing that mountain slope or just about anything that gets you that summer tan to fit in the crowd.

Did you know that spending extended hours under the extreme summer sun can pose serious danger to your hair and scalp? The same UV rays that brings damage to your skin without proper protection can equally hurt your hair and scalp.

Below are some of the problems your hair can encounter during the season:
  1. Split-Ends - UV rays and extreme high temperature can take their toll on your strands. The heat drains the moisture of your hair out causing breakage.
  2. Double Trouble – Rebonded or permed hair needs extra attention as high temperaturewell as humidity disrupts the cuticle breaking some of the chemical bonds that keep the hair straight or curls and roughing up the cuticle, taking away shine and smoothness.
  3. Scalp problem – Scalp may also get sun-burned if you don’t use cover-ups for your head.
  4. Grease problem – Summer sun and humidity can bring extra grease on your hair, leaving it vulnerable to damage.
  5. Chlorine Stress – Swimming in the pool subjects your hair to chlorine.  The outer layers of the cuticle of the hair opens up when you swim and chlorinated water seeps into the center of the hair thus making your hair more brittle.
  6. Excessive Salt Water – Salt water can cause the same damage as chlorinated ones. Salt water dries on the hair it creates a high-saline solution which can build up and cause hair to feel dry, weighed down and hard to manage.

All these problem can be addressed by keeping your hair clean and showered after each activities. Take vitamin supplements that benefits you hair such as Vitamin C and Biotin. Getting your hair pampered will also give respite to the sun and chemical abuse.

Novuhair, nature’s answer to hair loss is composed of 19 Natural ingredients with some of the known medicinal plants such as Ginger, Pennywort and Ginseng blended with natural essences of rosemary and peppermint.

Novuhair nourishes the scalp and hair by increasing the flow of nutrients and improving blood circulation to the scalp which is very important after subjecting your hair from all your summer activities. Novuhair also helps hydrate the scalp, maintain the hair’s natural luster and prevent early hair graying, hair dryness and itching. #NovuhairSummer

Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion, Shampoo and Conditioner are available in all Mercury Drug Stores and other leading drug stores nationwide. For more information visit, like the brand’s official Facebook Page at Novuhair Official, follow it on Twitter at @NovuhairNatural and on Instagram @novuhairofficial. You may also call the Novuhair hotlines at 4136570 and 09228830575 and order online at Lazada and

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Skechers Philippines and Sino Pinas holding an Instawalk at Intramuros #GoWalkandShoot Challenge

Last April 26, 2017, I had a chance to walk test the new Skechers Go Walk shoes when Skechers Philippines and Sino Pinas challenged us to a photo walk its like a amazing race challenge. Here we explored the old city of Intramuros and we learned taking pictures or photography tricks from Sino Pinas. Take on new adventures in ease and confidence this summer as global brand Skechers and online travel authority, Sino Pinas, offer a trip to prep you for all your future trips.

With the newest edition of the Skechers Go Walk what I experienced while we’re walking around the Intramuros was so light and comfortable. Since we walk and run that long I was expecting to have blisters or callouses but didn’t happen. The Skechers Go Walk is extremely lightweight as if I am flying or walking on clouds. Now I cannot think of any new shoes that specifically designed for effortless walking and everyone can now fully enjoy the health benefits as well as the comfort and convenience brought by wearing the Skechers Go Walk. You can count on the Skechers Go Walk to make your daily life easier and ultimately happier.

Go Walk 4 – Incredible for Men (P 3590) 
Go Walk 4 – Kindle for Ladies (P 3495)

Indeed, the best way to fully explore new places is on foot so you can take your time and be spontaneous as you discover the sights and sounds around each corner. Walking however can get pretty tiring, something the creators of the #1 Walking Shoe in the U.S. understand and have successfully cracked. Skechers offers the most comfortable shoe yet through its extremely popular Go Walk series which provides maximum comfort, making effortless walking available for everybody.

So whether you’re out strolling or commuting around town, standing and walking are made easier and enjoyable with a pair of these on. Equipped with the 5GEN® midsole material for high energy return, it effectively combines comfort from the cushion with a more efficient turnover in each step. But perhaps the very first thing people notice when slipping into a pair is how amazingly soft and comfy the footbed is. Thanks to the Skechers Goga Max™ insole, the foot lands on superior cushioning and support which keeps your feet happy all day.
Here are just some of the common activities where everyone can benefit from effortless walking with their Skechers Go Walk:

Conquer Daily Commutes
Daily trips to school, work and back home can be quite an ordeal given the traffic and transportation issues we have.  Standing in long queues, running after buses and jeeps, and getting stuck in traffic jams(sometimes while standing) top the list of woes many of us face everyday. Wearing uncomfortable footwear only makes the whole experience more painful, so be sure to wear a pair of walking shoes that takes a load off and gives you the easiest and most pleasant commute possible.

Win at Work
Whether you spend most of your time in the office or are always out and about, wearing flexible and breathable footwear keeps one energized and productive. However, if your job calls for heels or dress shoes, you’ll need a pair to change into that’s light enough to easily be carried in your bag. Trust us, slipping on a pair of Go Walks is an excellent treat after a long day of unforgiving ache on the feet.
Do you have a casual dress code policy? Then rejoice! Reporting to work in the USA’s #1 Walking shoe is an easy option for you.
Slip on for School
Traditional school shoes are typically made of leather, but on hot, busy days, they can get sweaty and constricting. Cool things off with Go Walk shoes made of breathable mesh uppers. It comes in black and dark colors so you can get away with wearing it on or off campus!                                                                                                                             For P.E. days opt for a playful and sporty look with the more colorful choices from the collection.

Worry-free Weekends
The Skechers Go Walk is bound to be your weekend buddy. It takes you easily from an hours-long malling session or a full day outing straight to dinner without getting sore or tired.
If quiet mornings are more your speed, then walk your worries away! Quick-paced walking is known to release endorphins to the body thus making you feel instantly happier and relaxed.
The nearly seamless construction eliminates pressure points which makes it extra comfy for whatever activity you choose.

Travel like a local
The Go Walk’s easy pull-on style makes it a perfect choice for travelers who are always on the go. With its responsive cushioning, and lightweight feel, you’ll find it hard to stay put when there’s a whole map of new places to explore!
Maximize your itinerary with the shoe’s amazing energy return; visit another part of town, shop an extra hour, tour another market. We’ve heard rave reviews on the Skechers Go Walk from travelers who have worn it from sun up to sun down and beyond for several days at a time.
On a practical note, the right pair of walking shoes is easily the most important piece of your wardrobe to ensure a fun and fulfilling travel experience so be sure to pack the right one!

To top it off, the Skechers Go Walk comes in a wide array of colors, designs and materials, making it a versatile choice for any travel and photo opportunity!

For more Skechers Go Walk, visit, and follow SkechersPhilippines on Facebook and  SkechersPh on Instagram.

Experience the comfort of the Skechers Go Walk in Skechers stores located at Glorietta 2, Trinoma, SM North Edsa -The Annex, Ayala 30th, Robinsons Galleria, Gateway Mall, Market Market, Robinsons Place Manila,  Lucky Chinatown, SM Mall of Asia, Alabang Town Center,  Festival Mall, SM Southmall, SM Bacoor, Robinsons Gen. Trias, SM Dasmarinas, SM Lipa, SM Fairview, Ayala Fairview Terraces, SM Clark, SM Pampanga, Marquee Mall, 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, LimKetKai Mall, and Centrio Mall.




Merrell® believes that nothing should get in the way of enjoying active outdoor adventures.  And launches its Summer Sandals Collection. So enjoy the summer heat and get ready to hit the beach with Merrell’s sandals collection. Whether you prefer slip-ons or strappy ones, Merrell’s got you covered for your getaways.

Enoki Collection: Style meets function with the Enoki collection. Have the perfect look without having to worry about slipping, whether in or out of water. Your summer outing will definitely be one for the books.

Siren Q2 Collection: Go beyond the usual adventures with the Siren Q2 collection designed specifically for women. It provides stability even when you’re having a good time splashing around.

All Out Blaze Collection for men: Strap in and set forth on your best summer getaway yet with the All Out Blaze collection. With its Vibram outsole and adjustable straps, you’ll stay surefooted whatever the activity!

Merrell sandals are available in Merrell stores at Glorietta 3, TriNoma, SM North EDSA Annex, Market! Market!, Robinsons Place Manila, Festival Mall, SM Dasmarinas, Marquee Mall, Harbor Point, SM City Cebu, SM Iloilo, SM City Davao, SM Lanang, Abreeza Mall, Gaisano Mall Davao, LimKetKai Mall, Centrio Mall and select specialty stores and department stores nationwide.
Visit Merrell on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @Merrell_PH.


Taken last April 25, 2017, TV5 Wattpad Media Launch at Makati Shangri-La Hotel (from left): Ben Isaac (as Kean in Destined); Sarah Carlos (as Kella in Destined) Kate Alejadrino (as Krystal in Destined); ; Mell Yazon-Tolentino-TV 5 Head of Programming & Acquisition; Coach Chot Reyes-TV5 President & CEO; Madonna Tarrayo-Unitel President and Lloyd R. Manaloto-TV5 Head of Marketing & D5

Good news to the viewers of TV5 the return of Wattpad presents which is more kilig feels. People enjoy the romantic, sweet, and dreamy love stories will make your romantic wishes come true because of its heart-wrenching plot twists, unforgettable soundtracks, true to life lines or may it simply be because of its power to make people experience that electrifying feeling, best known and expressed as kilig. This will make all change with the return of Wattpad Presents.

Coach Chot Reyes
TV5 has always been crafting different sets of entertaining television programs based on the audience’s interest.  It can be attested in the wide range of genres that is being offered on TV5. As the show returns to your television screens, be prepared for an all new exciting set of stories that everyone – especially millennials can surely relate to!May it be falling in love with a best friend, a love story with a dark twist or a love triangle, you name it, Wattpad Presents will have it.

Madonna Tarrayo
To make sure that every scene is created with the highest production value, episodes will be produced by production houses known for qualityfilms and commercials – Unitel and Firestarter, to name a few. The comeback of Wattpad Presents will also feature more popular titles and authors from varied genres like rom-com, romance with a bit of action, and even romantic horror stories.

To give you a glimpse of what’s in store for your Saturday Night Kilig Sesh sa Wattpad, here are the first four stories that will be featured:

(1)“Destined” written by Blue Maiden, which has reads of 22.4 M and the Wattys 2015 winner. The story involves a love triangle that will also leave a question to viewers “Who do you choose? The one you love or the one who loves?”The premiere episode, which promises to give everyone a “kilig” experience, stars former theater actress Sarah Carlos as Kayla; Ben Isaac, who was Dubbed as one of Chalk Magazine’s Hottest Male Celebs, as Kean;indie actress Kate Alejandrino as Krystal, and Candy Cutie Raphael Robes as Dwayne.Jaime Habac Jr., director of “Im drunk, I Love You”, will direct the premiere episode.

(2) “Just the Benefits” written by Beeyotch, which reached 28.9M reads. The story is about a power couple who still find themselves still drawn to each other after breaking up, so they’ve decided to keep it casual and just enjoy the benefits without any labels.

(3) “Unlucky  I’m in love with my Bestfriend”written by Stupidlyinlove, with 38.1 M reads and was published by Summit Pop Fiction. The story is about BFFs Zandra and Zendrick.  As time goes by, Zandra finds herself falling in love with her bestfriend.

(4) “Special Section” written by Onneechan, with 17.5 M reads. This is a story about a very controversial high school “Special Section” wherein strange series of events occurred with a romantic mix.

So make your Saturday Night Kilig Sesh fix as the all-new Wattpad Presents premieres on April 29, 9:00 PM only on TV5! 

Sunday, April 23, 2017


Freedom ISO Combines One-Two Punch Of Brand’s Award-Winning Tag-Team Technologies, Resulting In Running Experience That Starts Amazing, Stays Amazing 
Saucony is an award-winning global running lifestyle brand that fuses performance, innovation and style to create the world’s compelling footwear and apparel. And launches it’s called the Freedom ISO™ and it delivers a running experience that not only starts amazing−it stays amazing−no matter how long your run.

Freedom ISO in Blue/Black/Citron (P6,995) for men/women 
The Freedom ISO is the first-ever performance running shoe with a full-length EVERUN midsole. Combined with Saucony’s dynamic ISOFIT™ fit system, the Freedom ISO delivers the one-two punch of Saucony’s award-winning tag-team technologies. The result is the brand’s most technologically advanced shoe ever created.

“Finding a new way to liberate and expand the running experience−free of boundaries, full of freedom−reflects our relentless commitment to both the runner and innovation,” said Tom Hartge, senior vice president of global footwear for Saucony. “The Freedom ISO sets the course for Saucony to create a whole new running experience that’s unlike anything before. It’s EVERUN unleashed, designed to make you want to run, while fully enjoying the feeling that you could actually run forever.”

Freedom ISO in Black (P6,995) for men/women
The Freedom ISO’s full-length EVERUN foam midsole maintains cushioning properties three times longer than standard EVAs while returning 83% of the energy absorbed. Adding to the extraordinary durability and flexibility of the Freedom ISO’s EVERUN midsole material, Saucony is pairing a TRI-FLEX™ crystal rubber outsole that also displays exceptional resistance to wear. Besides being resilient, the crystal rubber compound matches the considerable flexibility of the EVERUN foam, allowing for greater adaptation to different foot proportions and freedom of motion underfoot. In addition to the full-length EVERUN midsole, the Freedom ISO also incorporates EVERUN Topsole construction for even greater energy return and continuous, fluid cushioning with every stride.

Freedom ISO in Berry (P6,995) for women
Weighing in at 9 ounces for men and 8.1 ounces for women, the 4mm-offset Freedom ISO’s lightweight, racing-inspired ISOFIT sleeve creates a dynamic fit system while the breathable engineered stretch mesh upper and streamlined heel support frame add to the shoe’s impressive fit and lightweight performance.

“Our engagement with runners informs our execution,” said Hartge. “Our intent is to bring purpose and thought to every design element. The Freedom ISO, with its full-length EVERUN platform, moves the focus from equipment to experience. The true significance of the Freedom ISO is that all the elements come together in perfect harmony.”

PRESS RELEASE: Concepcion Industrial Corporation Chooses Backoffice Associates’ Data Steward Platform (DSP) and Fasttrack to Migrate Business Ready Data into SAP S4 HANA

Seated (fromleft): Froilan Rabatan(CBSI ICT Change Sr. Manager); Roldan Natindim (CBSI AVP for Business Transformation); Victoria Betita (CIC – CFO and CIO); Krish Datta (BackOffice CEO of Asia Pacific Japan and Middle East); Patrick Tan (BackOffice VP of Operations and Marketing) and Kerwin Malabanan (Fasttrack Managing Director)
Standing (from left): Angel Sembrano (CBSI Program Delivery Manager); Rosemarie Gonzales (CBSI Process Lead); Celman Sudaria (CBSI Data Architect Manager) and Em Balinag (Fasttrack Sales Consultant)

A Philippines Leading Air-Conditioning Company is Moving to SAP S4HANA Choosing a Revolutionary Platform and Methodology
Manila, (19th April 2017) - Concepcion Industrial Corporation (CIC), industry leader in air-conditioning and refrigeration for over 50 years, has enlisted BackOffice Associates and Fasttrack Solutions Inc. as it migrates from BaaN to SAP S/4 HANA to improve core business operations.
SAP S/4 HANA is an enterprise resource planning system that allows for better data quality, single source of truth, collaborative data construction and validation and project visibility and audit trail.

“The most critical element in any implementation is data and this is where we do not want take any chances. This is why we decided to work with BackOffice and Fasttrack.   We are dealing with decades of critical information about our products and our customers here,” said Ms. Victoria Betita CFO and CIO of CIC. “And we know that for this project to be a success, we need to be efficient and accurate in the handling of information that goes into our new ERP.”

BackOffice Associates is a US-based data company with regional headquarters in Singapore. In the Philippines, BackOfficehas an office and also counts with an offshore delivery centre in Manila, with plans to scale up its resources pool and skill base.For over 20 years, BackOffice's revolutionary platform, the Data Stewardship Platform (DSP) has been known for extracting and transforming and harmonizing data from multiple sources. BackOffice Associates solutions and methodology will allow Concepcion to:
  • Go-Live on-time, within-budget, and on-quality
  • Achieve the lowest project risk and the highest possible data quality
  • Minimizing time, cost and work involved in converting from other systems
  • Assure compliance to both internal and external standards
  • Ensure all data is business-ready

“Data is the lifeblood of ERP systems,” said Krish Datta, CEO of Asia Pacific and Middle East for BackOffice Associates “We will ensure the data is business-ready before migrating it to a new system and create data validation rules for migration and reuse them in downstream Data Governance projects”

Fasttrack Solutions (FTSI), meanwhile, will implement the SAP S/4 HANA system. FTSI is the only SAP Platinum Partner in the Philippines and has worked with hundreds of companies, of various sizes across different industries, in the Asia-Pacific region to implement SAP systems.
“CIC already has great presence all over the country,” Kerwin Malabanan, FTSI Managing Director, said. “Aside from its manufacturing capabilities, its sales, distribution and after-market networks are already excellent. Now it is embarking on this digital journey of sorts. Acknowledging changing times and trying to adapt to them is what separates the great firms from the good ones.”

“To be business-ready is to have clean, accurate and validated data that completely supports all the business processes in an enterprise data is consistent”, said Mr. Datta from BackOffice Associates.

Migrating to SAP S/4 HANA will allow CIC to have harmonized data, create data validation rules, adjust to rapidly changing environments, go live on time, within budget and on-quality, and be compliant with internal and external standards.

“We have established our leadership through building knowledge of what our customers want and need, and where the industry is headed,” Betita said. “Our migration to SAP S/4 HANA will secure our position today and onwards, in these interesting, dynamic times.”

For more information about BackOffice Associates and Data Stewardship Platform (DSP), please visit For more information about Fasttrack please visit


Excited with the new Merrell Bags and love their new outdoor designs. Because Merrell® believes that nothing should get in the way of enjoying active outdoor adventures. The trail is the core of our design philosophy and has continued to guide us in the development of innovative products that inspire and enable enjoyment of the outdoors. Switch from one activity to another with Merrell’s collection of bags perfect for the city streets to the mountain trails. Featuring both performance and lifestyle bags, Merrell’s line of minimalist, casual and athletic backpacks and bags gears you up for adventure.

Up for a long getaway in the outdoors? The Tamarack backpack’s comfortable padded back panel system with sturdy construction is perfect to keep you stable on the trail. The bag features a chest strap with integrated safety whistle, a padded adjustable hip belt, side and internal slip pockets, and a reflective logo. All these thoughtful elements combine to make it an ideal backpack for hiking and multi-day trips.
Equipped with a hydration bladder, the Myers backpack is perfect for those long treks during the summer. The soft padded shoulder straps are adjustable at the top, allowing for better load distribution of all the snacks and goodies you want to share with your buddies. The bag is also decked with elastic lycra side pockets, safety whistles, and internal organizer panel with zipper pocket for a more safe and organized adventure.

Looking for something that’s a bit more casual and versatile? The Brookfield backpack is your go-to bag whether for everyday in the city or outdoors. It features a large hood with integrated pocket, water-repellent body fabric, felt front flap, and double multi-position webbing and hook closure. There’s also a front stash pocket with a hook and loop closure for easy access to your travel must-haves. 

Keep your laptop and tablet safe inside the padded compartment of the Austin bag. This minimalist bag has adjustable shoulder straps to ensure a custom and comfortable fit.

The Discover backpack and Wander duffel bags are a travel must-have. They can be folded into their front pocket, transforming into a small, easy to bring package. The Discover foldable backpack offers ample storage with its pocket zipper closure, while the Wander foldable duffel bag comes with an adjustable shoulder strap and large main compartment.

For those always on-the-go, the Milton sling bag is the perfect match for you. With its front stash pocket with hook and loop closure, padded tablet compartment, and adjustable shoulder strap, you can be sure all your everyday essentials can fit and be accessed easily.

Merrell bags are available in Merrell stores at Glorietta 3, TriNoma, SM North EDSA Annex, Market! Market!, Robinsons Place Manila, Festival Mall, SM Dasmarinas, Marquee Mall, Harbor Point, SM City Cebu, SM Iloilo, SM City Davao, SM Lanang, Abreeza Mall, Gaisano Mall Davao, LimKetKai Mall, Centrio Mall and select specialty stores and department stores nationwide.

Visit Merrell on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @Merrell_PH.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Herbalife Philippines Is The Official Nutrition Partner Of The Philippine Volcanoes

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (APRIL 10) –Global nutrition company, Herbalife Nutrition proudly announces its newest sports partnership with one of the most exciting team in the local sports scene to date, the Philippine Rugby Football Team-Philippine Volcanoes. 

Herbalife Philippines General manager Rosalio T. Valenzuela and Philippine Rugby Football Union(PRFU) President Rick Santos led the contract signing which was held at Herbalife’s Philippines corporate office. Also present to witness the momentous event were Herbalife Philippines’ management team; PRFU’s William Bailey (treasurer), Ada Milby (secretary-general), Jake RobrigadoLetts (National Teams Head), and national team players’ Justin VillazorCoveney and Acee San Juan.

“This is another milestone for Herbalife Philippines, as this partnership exemplifies the company’s commitment to a healthy, active life, supported by good nutrition. Together with the Philippine Volcanoes, we are confident that we can inspire more people to make better choices towards a healthier lifestyle,” said Rosalio T. Valenzuela, General Manager of Herbalife Philippines.

The Philippine Volcanoes are one of the Philippines most successful national teams. Just recently, they bested 10 other countries to win the top prize in the Asian Rugby Sevens TrophySeries competition in Qatar. Currently, the team is ranked first in the Southeast Asia (SEA) after bagging the gold medal in the 2015 edition of the SEA Games.

With the recently forged partnership, Herbalife becomes the Official Nutrition Partner of the Philippines Volcanoes. The team will receive a monthly supply of products which includes the recently-launched sports nutrition line Herbalife24 F1 Sports and Rebuild Strength.

“Our partnership with Herbalife Nutrition is inspired by our shared commitment towards improving lives through an active lifestyle and healthy well-being. The collaboration provides a much-needed boost to the development and promotion of Philippine Rugby as the PRFU focuses on grassroots development and defending the Men’s and Women’s 7s medals at the SEA Games,” said Santos.

Herbalife Philippines General Manager, RosalioT. Valenzuela and Philippine Rugby Football Union Inc. PresidentRick Santos sealed the news sports partnership via a contract signing ceremony held at Herbalife’s corporate office.

Herbalife Philippines General Manager, Rosalio Valenzuela and Philippines Rugby Football Union Inc. President Rick Santos raised their glasses for a shake toast right after the contract signing. Joining them are (from right) William Bailey, Ada Milby, Acee San Juan, Jake RobrigadoLetts and Justin Villazor Coveney.

About Herbalife

Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people's lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Independent Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to fighting the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with anHerbalife Member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life.

We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports.

The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of US$4.5 billion in 2016. The Herbalife website contains a significant amount of financial and other information about the company at The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted. To learn more, visit or


The New #YummyBodiesNgCentury featuring the country’s sexiest actors Gerald, Matteo, and Paulo

Matteo Guidicelli, Gerald Anderson and Paulo Avelino

I was very excited to attend the launch of the country’s number 1 tuna, Century Tuna, as it presents three “My Recipe to Sexy” dishes from three of the fittest and sexiest actors today, each one with his own distinct handsome looks, unique talents, and personalities! As we all know Century Tuna as the choice of health and fitness buffs, but it is also the favorite of many foodies out there as it’s a great, delicious addition to any dish. So why not have three of the most popular male actors share their favorite, easy-to-prepare and oh-so delicious Century Tuna recipes?

Last April 19, 2017 the guest and media attended the event got to meet the latest faces and hot bods of Century Tuna: Gerald Anderson, Matteo Guidicelli and Paulo Avelino. The audience feel sizzling hot when the 3 hottest Kapamilya actors topless while presenting their favorite easy to prepare delicious Century Tuna recipe.

First, there’s Gerald Anderson. After becoming the Third Big Placer in the first season of Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition in 2006, and after a string of television appearances, movie roles, and as part of a popular love team, Gerald proved his acting worth in the gritty, acclaimed film On The Job.
“Breakfast for me is very important,” Gerald shares. “And I wanted a dish that’s a healthier take on the typical Pinoy breakfast so I came up with this super delicious Tuna Silog. “
Next, there’s Matteo Guidicelli. Following a decorated stint in the fast lane as a karting racer garnering numerous trophies, Matteo entered showbiz in earnest, attending drama and performing arts school in the United States to further hone his craft. On top of that, he also released his first self-titled album in 2016!
“I’m always on the go,” Matteo reveals. “I love having a lean sandwich because it’s easy to prepare. Just like my Tuna Egg Salad Sandwich on wheat bread which is healthy yet very satisfying!”

And then of course there’s Paulo Avelino. Considered in the industry as “The Prince of Teleseryes”, Paulo has starred in a number of outstanding indie movie releases, among them Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa which earned for him the Best Actor nod from the prestigious Gawad Urian.
“Tuna Pancit Canton is the ultimate, yummy comfort food – something you can make in a jiffy!” Paulo declares.

“Like Gerald, Mateo and Paulo, Century Tuna is very versatile,” relates Greg Banzon, Century Pacific Food, Inc. VP & General Manager. ”You can use it in different dishes, allowing you to be creative in creating your own recipe to sexy!”

For those who’ve not seen the ad which is now airing on primetime TV, it features the trio as “hot cooks” as they respectively present their favorite recipes to a sexy, healthy bod: Tuna Egg Salad Sandwich ala Matteo; Tuna Pancit Canton ala Paulo; and Tuna Silog ala Gerald. All nutritious, delicious, and most of all easy to prepare!

In other words, as summer equals frolic and fun under the sun, it doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself just to stay fit and sexy. Thanks to Century Tuna, which is lean and adaptable, you can easily prepare and enjoy a myriad of irresistible meals. And if you can have these hot cooks as fitsperation, even better!

So…it’s officially summertime…what’s your recipe to sexy?   

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Beating the Summer Heat with MEGA PRIME and experience the easy-to-prepare refreshments!

I spend my Holy week vacation in Ilocos Norte and one way of bonding with my relatives we decided to do the #PrimeSummer experience. Which allows us to learn a new stuff while satisfying our family's craving for cool drinks and snacks, as a way to beat the summer heat.

In our contemporary time, one cannot just withstand the summer heat with just being hydrated with water. To make ourselves feel cooler and comfortable, we tend to crave for an ice cream or smoothie – but what if you just ran out and you are in dire need of such to be able to withstand the summer heat? Worry not, because Mega Prime got your back!

I am grateful to have gotten the chance to try one these out! By the way, they also gave me an ice cream-casing to create your own ice pops.

Making your own ice cream and smoothie is not a really hard task at all. In fact, it was fun and enjoyable since you have the chance to select the ingredients you want to add!

Overall, the taste was superb! It tastes sweet and has a salty after taste – it is really addictive! I would really recommend this to everyone especially now that it is summer season! A fun do-it-your-own task when you are really craving for an ice cream or smoothie.

Here are two must-try goodies that you can make using #MegaPrime Whole Kernel Corn and Cream Style Corn.

Mega Prime Corn Ice Pops
If there is one thing that kids and the kids-at-heart will truly enjoy this summer, it’s the delectable corn ice-pops. These refreshments are easy to make, especially with the easy-to-open Mega Prime Cream Style Corn.

What you need to prepare:
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 pack plain gelatin
  • ½ cup condensed milk
  • ½ cup coconut cream
  • 1 can 425g cream style corn

5 easy steps to follow:
  1. In a pot, pour ¼ cup of water and one pack of plain gelatin. Mix well until the gelatin granules are dissolved.
  2. Heat the dissolved gelatin mixture and pour in the rest of the ingredients: ½ cup condensed milk, ½ cup coconut cream and 1 can 425g Mega Prime Cream Style Corn. Make sure that you and your kids wear pot gloves or use pot holders for safety purposes.
  3. Mix well and let it simmer.   
  4. Remove pot from the stove and let it cool.
  5. Pour mixture into ice pops maker and chill overnight.

Mega Prime Sweet Corn Smoothies
Summer and smoothies are a match made in heaven. These smooth blends not only quench our thirst, they are also comfort food for some people. So, if you want to treat your family withaneasy-to-prepare and satisfying homemade smoothy, with an exciting twist of corn kernels, here’s how to prepare this:

What you need to prepare:
  • 1 can Mega Prime Cream Style Corn
  • 1 can Mega Prime Whole Kernel Corn
  • ½ cup fresh milk
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsps. sugar
  • 2 tbsps. honey
  • 3 cups crushed ice
Three simple steps to follow:
  1. In a blender, add all the ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour into a glass or tumbler and sprinkle Mega Prime Corn Kernel on top.
  3. Serve immediately.

These exciting summer coolers are made one-step easier with Mega PrimeWhole Kernel and Cream-style Corn, in 425-kg easy-open cans. It is an ideal partner for moms to create refreshing recipes and still have enough bonding time with their loved ones this vacation season, so that families can enjoy a #PrimeSummer!

Mega Prime is a complete array of high quality products that are bursting with freshness. Aside from canned corn, Mega Prime also has canned green peas and mushrooms that can turn the simplest of recipes to hearty, delicious and delectable meals for the entire family.

To learn more about Mega Prime, visit their website at Facebook and Instagram: Mega Prime Quality

Monday, April 10, 2017

Finally is here now in the Philippines the collaboration of Keds x Rifle Paper Co.

Summer time is here and we’re thinking what style or color of our shoes that will go for this summer. The much awaited collaboration of Keds with stationery and lifestyle brand Rifle Paper Co. that sold out in the US within 24 hours of pre-order is finally here! The limited-edition floral designs are just perfect for the season, as the three-piece collection features three iconic and vibrant Rifle Paper Co. prints in Keds’ classic silhouettes. The styles are the essential additions to your summer wardrobe! Just see for yourselves:

Sneaker in Jardin De Paris
                                                         Lace-Up Shoe in Wildflower

Platform Shoe in Lively Floral
Get one now and you have until April 14 for your pre-order at Don’t miss out on these summer must-haves! Make sure to follow Keds o, @kedsph on Instagram and Twitter or sign-up for a newsletter subscription at for the latest updates and releases!

Visit and Keds stores located at Glorietta 3 (Ground Floor), UP Town Center (Level 1), SM North EDSA–The Block (Level 3), SM Megamall (Level 2, Mega A), Robinsons Magnolia (Level 2), Robinsons Manila (Level 2), Ayala Center Cebu (Level 2), Centrio Mall Cagayan de Oro (Level 1), Robinsons Ilocos, and SM Iloilo (Level 2). The Pastel Collection is also available in Complex Lifestyle Stores at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, TriNoma Mall, Eastwood Mall, Fairview Terraces, Uptown BGC, Glorietta 5, Alabang Town Center, Festival Supermall, Solenad-3 Nuvali, Marquee Mall, and Robinsons Galleria Cebu.

To know more about Keds, please visit,, and follow @kedsph  on Instagram. Also visit / @riflepaperco