Friday, July 27, 2018


Excited this August to attend the History Con 2018 where Katheryn Winnick of  HISTORY’s Emmy-winning series, Vikings Makes Her First Special Appearance In Asia At History Con 2018. The actress has racked up several nominations, including one for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series from the Critics’ Choice Awards and another for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role from the Canadian Screen Awards.

Get up close and personal with your favorite celebrities from HISTORY’s acclaimed TV programs. And  get ready for an exciting lineup of stars at the upcoming HISTORY CON, the country’s entertainment convention happening August 10-12 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

Giorgio Tsoukalos, more commonly known as “that guy from the ‘aliens’ meme,” is coming back to Manila and appearing at the HISTORY CON 2018 for an exclusive live session called “Mysteries of the Past with Giorgio A. Tsoukalos.” The session will be similar to the History Channel show Ancient Aliens (the very show that birthed the now-immortal meme), which explores the possibility of extra-terrestrial astronauts being part of ancient human history.

HISTORY fans are invited to explore the unexplained with Giorgio A. Tsoukalos and examine some of the world’s greatest mysteries about extra-terrestrial existence throughout history. This special talk will bring together truth-seekers and HISTORY fans on the discussion, debate and exploration up-close with the leading expert himself. But due to either limited slots or aliens (of course), only those who avail of the HISTORY Maker VIP Pass or the HISTORY Maker Pass can request to attend Giorgio’s session.

Catch also the other international celebrities from your favorite shows like Jamie Dempsey of Ride N’Seek, Mongchin Yeoh of Who Runs the World, and Simon Yin of HISTORY Hustle and Hidden Cities Extreme. The stellar line-up will also include Xian Lim and Diego Loyzaga starring in HISTORY Asia’s award-winning original automotive reality series, Celebrity Car Wars.

HISTORY CON is a world-class affair which garnered a record-breaking attendance of 68,800 people in 2017 and 50,000 people in 2016. With over 300 hundred astonishing exhibits from historic displays to exclusive talks, workshops, and more, this year’s HCON is definitely one not to miss.

HISTORY CON 2018 early-bird ticket purchasers of the HISTORY Maker Pass (PHP 2,500) or HISTORY Maker VIP Pass (PHP 10,000) before July 31,2018 at SM Tickets. 

With Mr. Jacque M. Ruby, Head of Philippines of A + E Networks

History is available in more than 330 million households in over 185 territories globally and 41 languages. For more information visit:, Facebook: @HistoryAsia and You Tube: HistoryAsiaTV

Thursday, July 26, 2018

MARK THE DATE: THE 1st Skechers Performance Run 2018 with Gerald Anderson

Gerald Anderson, Skechers Ambassador
Who wants to run with your favorite celebrity? This is now your opportunity to get up close and personal with the Skechers ambassador and celebrity athlete Gerald Anderson, the first in the country event highlights the brand’s slogan to “GO like never before” and its mission to make a fit and active lifestyle more accessible and enjoyable to more people. Also the join leading athletic footwear and lifestyle brand Skechers in its inaugural Skechers Performance Run. This will happen on the 5th of August at SM By the Bay, MOA Complex.

The Skechers Performance Run 2018 consists of three categories:

  • ·         5k
  • ·         10k
  • ·         21k

  • ·         To register online, log on to or to
  • ·         To register in store, visit any of the following Skechers Concept Stores:
  • ·         Skechers Ayala The 30th Mall (Pasig) , Skechers Festival Mall (Muntinlupa),SkechersGlorietta (Makati), Skechers         Market Market (Taguig), Skechers Mall of Asia (Pasay), SkechersTrinoma (Quezon City)

Race kit entitlements include the following”
  • ·         Skechers Performance Run race shirt
  • ·         finisher’s medal
  • ·         drawstring bag
  • ·         21km finishers get an additional 21km finisher shirt as well.

The day doesn’t end with crossing the finish line. After completing their race distance, participants can look forward to several interactive booths and installations, exciting games and activities, and of course, fabulous freebies and prizes! Performances from top artists are also part of the program to make for an exciting day filled with something for everyone to enjoy.
In tandem with the launch of the run event, Skechers Performance has just released its newest and most advanced running shoe collection to date which are the perfect gear to wear to the inaugural run!

A.        GO RUN 6, GO RUN FORZA 2, and the GO RUN RIDE 7 feature Flight Gen technology

Go Run 6 for men (BKRD) P5395; Go Run 6 for women (BKHP) P5295
For runners looking for  sleek and lightweight trainers designed for maximum speed, they can go lightning fast with the Skechers GO Run 6. It’s a neutral shoe sporting a breathable nearly seamless compression knitupper for a snug and sock-like fit and silhouette. Soft yet secure, the upper conforms to the wearer’s foot shape for optimal fit and comfort. A durable parametric web outsole provides multi-surface traction.

B.       Skechers Go Run Forza

Skechers Go Run Forza 3 for men (BKW) P5195; Go Run Forza 3 (PNK) P5095
For secured and comfortable stability, runners can opt for the Go Run Forza 3. Favored by elite marathoners, the Forza is a lightweight and responsive stability shoe designed with a full rubber outsole and triple density midsole to provide a stable, smooth transition with durability and traction. The Go Run Forza 3 offers added support for superior active stability ideal for long distance running.7

C.     Go Run Ride 

Go Run Ride 7 for women (NVPK) P4590
Lastly but not the least, you can also try the Go Run Ride 7, your go-to well-cushioned neutral shoe. It features an ultra-lightweight Flight Gen cushioned midsole for optimal impact protection and response as well a breathable knit fabric upper, and adurable high-traction outsole. The Go Run Ride 7 is a must-have  for those looking for a neutral shoe with substantial cushioning guaranteeing smoother runs.

Great news to interested participants, you will receive a Php 800 Discount Voucher valid for any Skechers Performance Go Run series footwear once you purchase a race kit for the Skechers Performance Run 2018 in the six participating registration sites from July 16 to August 04, 2018.
The Php 800 Discount Voucher may be redeemed in participating Skechers concept stores: Skechers Ayala Malls The 30th,Skechers Festival Mall, Skechers Glorietta, Skechers Mall of Asia, Skechers Market! Market!, SkechersTrinoma,SkechersAlabang Town Center, Skechers Ayala Cloverleaf, Skechers Fairview Terraces, Skechers Gateway Mall,  Skechers Lucky China Town,Skechers Robinsons General Trias,Skechers Robinsons Place Manila, Skechers SM Bacoor, Skechers SM Dasmarinas,Skechers SM East Ortigas, Skechers SM Fairview ,Skechers SM North EDSA Annex,Skechers SM Southmall, Skechers SM Megamall,Skechers Uptown Mall BGC , Skechers UP Town Center ,Skechers SM North EDSA The Block
 Promo is valid from June 16 to August 04, 2018. Discount Voucher is valid for single receipt purchase only for regular priced items.

For more information and updates, check out Skechers Philippine facebook page at and the official Skechers Performance Run 2018 Facebook event page at

The Skechers Performance Run 2018 is brought to you by Skechers Performance, co-presented by, Leadpack, with media partner Mellow 94.7, and Starbucks, and Anytime Fitness.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018


Taiwan Trade Center Manila Director Clement Chen (C) is joined by PBA players JC Intal (L) and
Doug Kramer (R) during their official launch as Taiwan Excellence ambassadors at a press event held at
Meeting Rooms 5-6 of the SMX Convention Center, MOA Complex, Pasay City.

It was my opportunity to attend the first-ever Taiwan Excellence Basketball Camp in Manila taps the PBA stars.  Combining the Filipino passion for basketball and the Taiwanese drive for innovation. For the two-day Basketbal Camp filled the Mall of Asia Music Hall with an intense 3-on-3 Hoop Challenge last July 21-22, 2018.  The Camp aimed to promote sportsmanship as it brought together some of the Metro’s most promising basketball players while highlighting the incredible products awarded with the Taiwan Excellence Seal. 

 “Taiwan Excellence Basketball Camp is an exemplary showcase of excellence from both countries: the fighting spirit of the Filipinos further empowered by the products of Taiwan,” said Alfred Wang, Director of the Economic Division of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO). With its aim of promoting the leading products, Taiwan Excellence shares to the world a variety of truly innovative brands. Initiated by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Taiwan, R.O.C., in 1992, the symbol of Taiwan Excellence is continuously recognized by 102 countries. The symbol of Taiwan Excellence, according to Wang, honors Taiwan’s most innovative products “that provide tremendous value to users worldwide.”Each product has been selected for a specific Taiwan Excellence Award based on their excellence in the following categories: design, quality, marketing, Taiwanese R&D, and manufacturing.
Players from different schools in Metro Manila participated during the Taiwan Excellence 3-on-3 Hoop
Challenge, held at the SM Mall of Asia Entertainment Music Hall last July 21-22, 2018.
From a field of 192 entrants, 65 quarterfinalists advance in the Taiwan Excellence 3-on-3 Hoop
Challenge. Details of the finals date and venue have yet to be officially announced by Taiwan Excellence
and Coach Eric Altamirano.
Boasting participation of 192 amateur Pinoy ballers, the Camp put their skills to the test in a rigorous 3-on-3 matches while 3 PBA stars are on the sidelines showing support. Alongside Coach E of Alaska Aces, local court heroes JC Intal and Doug Kramer of Phoenix Fuel Masters also gave their support to the budding ballers.
The Taiwan Excellence Zone showcased some of the latest products from Taiwan. Among them are the
Raider laptops by ASUS, the latest gaming laptops.
Also integral to the whole Taiwan Excellence Basketball Camp set up is the Taiwan Excellence Experience Zone which exhibits the top-of-the-line products of Taiwan. With products from tech giant Asus, fitness company Johnson, and bike manufacturer Tern, among others, the Taiwan Excellence Zone got everyone up close and personal with impressive products championed by Taiwan.

Wang hopes these superior products from Taiwan will boost the way of life and strengthen the love of Filipinos for basketball and sports in general.

 “They did a great job in showcasing the best products that Taiwan can offer. The quality can go head to head with other global brands,” said Christian Ramos, one of the players for the Camp.
Meanwhile, the two celebrity players look forward to using the products themselves.
“I am really excited about the bikes from Tern. They make biking and going around the city a much more fun experience,” said Intal.

As for Kramer, he has his sights on the Paper Shoot, compact digital cameras with cases made out of eco-friendly paper. “I really feel that the whole family will fall in love with it. It is so simple and sophisticated, I know my kids will love using Paper Shoot.” Kramer said.
Please visit for more updates about Taiwan Excellence their website and follow their Facebook page at