Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Macpower Launches Boompods, the Hippest Audio Speakers in Town

Unveiling the hippest Boompods products from left; Boompods Founder Prem Balani, Boompods Co-Founder David Tansley, Boompods Developer Lea Denison, Globe's Device Business Development Head Leah De Guzman, and Macpower Director of Sales Amy Manzano
Macpower Marketing Corporation (MMC), a leading marketing and distribution company in the Philippines, launched the latest products from Boompads, a UK brand, makers of unique and colorful audio speakers, at the F1 Hotel last night, May 22, 2017.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Two Philippine Robotics Teams Compete at The First LEGO League European Open in Denmark

The two Philippine Robotics Teams held a courtesy call at the Danish Embassy in Manila.
Robots are perceived to be a thing of the future. But in reality, robots and machines are very present in different industries at work and at home in many countries. What if the robots are made out of LEGO bricks? Thanks to the First LEGO League (FLL), it has captured a number of young people with advanced minds, building brick by brick a robot that can be useful for our everyday lives.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Explorers of Sarangani Dive Safari Reveal Rich Marine Life, Elevates Region 12 as the Next Diving Destination in the Philippines

The author on the right, with Dive Guide John Duane Hitalia of Lemlunay Beach Resort enjoying the rich marine life of Sarangani Bay.  Photo: Garri Immanuel Tadlip.

The Province of Sarangani and the Department of Tourism Region 12 recently held its first Sarangani Dive Safari, which signaled the start of promoting Sarangani Bay as the latest diving destination in Mindanao, the 2nd largest island in the Philippines.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Team Lakay

(Standing left to right) Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon, Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio, Team Lakay, coach Mark Sangiao, Honorio “The Rock” Banario and Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly. (Sitting left to right) Danny “The King” Kingad, Gina “Conviction” Iniong, ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, April Osenio and Joshua Pacio.

Press Release

The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), recently held an exclusive media day for Baguio City’s famed Team Lakay. The event took place at Vikings Venue at the SM Mall of Asia Bayside, Tuesday, 9 May.

Monday, May 8, 2017

OPPO F3 Grand Launch in the Philippines: The Groufie Shot Just Got Awesome

Awesome OPPO F3 Groufie

By Monch "TechMonchster" Henares

OPPO Philippines recently held a grand launch of the OPPO F3, "The Selfie Expert", at the Conrad Manila Forbes Ballroom. OPPO is known for its impressive launches, and this was no exception. It was a star-studded evening filled with fun, and surprises. In attendance of this prestigious event were OPPO's partners, dealers, and friends from the media.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

2017 Honda Civic 1.5L RS Turbo: A Superstar Reborn

2017 Honda Civic 1.5L RS Turbo - Damortis, La Union
 By Monch "Road Monchster" Henares

At First Glance

I remember test-dating the Honda Civic 1.8 E a short time ago.  Today, with the 2017 Honda Civic 1.5L RS Turbo before me, it felt like I was meeting my gorgeous, sexy date all over again... but this time she had some upgrading done to her already voluptuous body. A Wing Spoiler topped her ever so bootilicious rear, and a glossy jet black grill that complimented her sleek and squinty LED Headlamps (with Daytime Running Lights). This more provocative and aggressive sister stood symmetrically low with perfect aerodynamic proportions, too.  I just knew this romance was about to rekindle, but this time with the more sophisticated twin. Hand me the keys please!

Mother's Day at Passion Resorts World Manila is Fit for an Empress

Treat your mom like an empress. Celebrate Mother’s Day with a sumptuous Cantonese feast at Passion Restaurant in Resort’s World Manila (RWM).

Saturday, April 22, 2017


Eduard "Landslide" Folayang is destined to be king.


The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), sent shockwaves throughout the capacity crowd at the state-of-the-art Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines with another exciting evening of world-class mixed martial arts action. ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY showcased a series of compelling bouts, punctuated by a thrilling main event that left fans on the edge of their seats. In the main event, Eduard Folayang successfully defended his ONE Lightweight World Championship, defeating Ev Ting by unanimous decision.

Friday, April 21, 2017

ONE: Kings of Destiny is the Biggest MMA Event in Philippine History

Main event face off. ONE Lightweight World Champion, Eduard "Landslide Folayang and Ev "ET" Ting will burn the ring at the SMX MOA Arena on April 21. 
Considered as the front-runner of mixed martial arts (MMA) in the Asian region, ONE Championship has become a staple of the growing local combat scene in the Philippines since its first venture on the country's shores in 2012.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

ONE Championship Kicks-Off Kings of Destiny Fight Week in Manila

Giving his speech during the press conference at the City of Dreams Manila is Filipino fighter Eduard Folayang, ONE Lightweight World Champion.  Together in the panel with him are (from left to right); Gina "Conviction" Iniong, Christian "The Warrior" Lee, Vice President for Gaming Operations of City of Dreams Manila, Kevin Benning, Ev "ET" Ting, Wan "The Werewolf Jian Ping, Natalie "The Kilapino" Gonzales Hills and, ONE Championship Vice President of PR and Communications, Loren Mack.

ONE Championship, the largest sports media property in Asian history, held a well-attended press conference today at the City of Dreams Manila to kick-off the ONE: Kings of Destiny fight week. Gracing the occasion were main event fighters, ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, along with challenger Ev “ET Ting of Malaysia. Together with them on stage were supporting card fighters, Christian “The Warrior” Lee, Wan “The Werewolf” Jian Ping, Gina “Conviction” Iniong, and Natalie “The Kilapino” Gonzales Hills.  

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ernest Cu of Globe Telecom hailed as Philippines' Best CEO by FinanceAsia

Ernest Cu, Chief Executive Officer of Globe Telecom


Globe cited in 4 other categories including Best Managed Company

Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu is the Philippines’ Best CEO by FinanceAsia.  The company ranked 3rd Best Managed Company in the country and was also cited in several other categories.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Mazda’s latest CX-5, CX-9, and MX-5 RF models make Philippine debut at the 2017 Manila International Auto Show

Mazda Philippines once again placed a dominant display at the recent 2017 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS), at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, by launching no less than three exciting new models; the latest CX-5 five-seat crossover, the all-new CX-9 seven-seat premium crossover, and the highly anticipated MX-5 RF retractable hardtop sports car.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Aiyanar Beach and Dive Resort: A Taste of Paradise in Anilao

Planning a trip to a pristine vacation place need not be far away from Manila.  All-year-round, Anilao in Mabini, Batangas offer a range of beach resorts and water activities that the whole family can enjoy.  For most part, when one think of Anilao, it is scuba diving or wind-surfing that comes to mind.  Thanks to water enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers, Anilao has evolved in the past 20 years as a destination of fun, and relaxation for Filipinos and foreigners alike.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Honda - Joy in Motion MIAS 2017

Press Release

Honda sports the Civic Type R at the 2017 Manila International Auto Show
March 30, 2017 – Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit, exhibits the Civic Type R at the 2017 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) at the World Trade Center Pasay City. Customers are invited to visit the Honda booth from March 30 to April 2, 2017 to see the Civic Type R in the metal, and to catch HCPI’s exciting surprises.
Conforming to this year’s MIAS theme of “Beyond Performance”, HCPI exhibits a dynamic vehicle display lineup that promotes “Joy in Motion”. After a long wait to return into view at MIAS, HCPI uplifts the Honda brand by displaying an accessorized All-New BR-V,  All-New Civic Modulo concept, new HR-V MUGEN variant, and an exclusive limited edition of the New City. On top of all, the Civic Type R is set to excite the Philippine automotive industry, as it races into scene at the 2017 MIAS event.
Booth at MIAS 2017

One of the display models to look out for at the Honda booth is the All-New BR-V 1.5 V Navi Modulo Complete Accessories. This is the first time for HCPI to showcase the All-New BR-V integrated with a complete set of Modulo accessories. On top of the existing accessories equipped in the All-New BR-V 1.5 V Navi Modulo variant, this display concept sports a more athletic body with the addition of Modulo tailgate garnish, 16-inch alloy wheels and door visors on its exterior, and sports pedal and cargo tray in its interior.
Customers may also check out the All-New Civic RS Turbo Modulo Sport Concept among Honda’s exciting display lineup.  This All-New Civic concept boasts a distinct sporty character with its two-tone color. The All-New Civic ‘s Rallye Red paint seamlessly complements its black under spoilers, black roof and door mirrors, Modulo side step garnish, fender garnish, 17-inch matte black alloy wheels, and Modulo emblem.
Another one of the main highlights at the Honda booth is the New HR-V 1.8 EL MUGEN. This newly launched HR-V MUGEN flaunts a more commanding and daring look with the new design of its MUGEN front grille and 17-inch alloy wheels, and new MUGEN side stripe sticker and tailgate spoiler on its body. This new variant also carries the current HR-V MUGEN’s front under spoiler, side under spoiler, rear under spoiler, and MUGEN emblem.  This accessorized variant update also comes with a new MUGEN interior ornament on its high deck center console for added exclusivity.
The New HR-V MUGEN will be available for both 1.8 E and 1.8 EL variants with the following suggested retail prices: Php 1,410,000 for the 1.8 E, and Php 1,520,000 for the 1.8 EL. HCPI is now accepting reservations for the New HR-V MUGEN. Customer delivery will commence in June 2017.
Furthermore, HCPI returns its gratitude to the Filipino customers by displaying and selling a limited number of the New City 1.5 VX Navi MIAS Edition at MIAS. This New City variant was exclusively developed for the MIAS event, designed with Modulo accessories for added sportiness and convenience. The New City 1.5 VX Navi MIAS Edition is equipped with Modulo front under spoiler, side under spoiler, rear under spoiler, duck type trunk spoiler, and daytime running lights on its exterior, and welcome lights on its interior. These welcome lights provide added illumination for easier ingress and egress of passengers. This New City variant is made even more exclusive with only 8 units available in the market with a suggested retail price of Php 958,000.
Lastly, the Civic Type R is set to rekindle Honda’s name at the MIAS event. Fresh from its global debut at the Geneva International Motor Show, the Civic Type R is bound to make its way to Philippine shores. Filipino car enthusiasts are invited to visit the Honda booth to see the Civic Type R for the first time ever.  
Following Honda’s heritage of developing high-performance vehicles, the Civic Type R is engineered to deliver the most rewarding drive with its refined aerodynamic styling, packaged with a remarkable driving performance.
The Civic Type R sports an extensive aerodynamic design characterized by its muscular and aggressive frame that provides better high-speed stability and more agile handling.
The Civic Type R is powered by a 2.0-liter VTEC TURBO engine that produces 320 PS with peak torque of 400 Nm. This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, further improved by a rev match control system.

With all these surprises that await at the MIAS event, customers are invited to visit the World Trade Center from March 30 to April 2, 2017 to check out and test drive Honda vehicles. Exclusive offers and packages will also be available to customers who will reserve Honda vehicles at the MIAS event.

For more information on Honda vehicles and the 2017 MIAS event, visit Honda Philippines

Ford Philippines Brings Ford Island Conquest at MIAS 2017

Press Release

Ford Philippines Brings ‘Ford Island Conquest’ to Manila International Auto Show, Announces Nationwide Dates

·         Ford showcases line-up of its best-selling vehicles - Everest, EcoSport and Ranger - at one of MIAS’ largest booths

·         Ford rolls out the Ford Island Conquest at MIAS, providing test drive activities and special offers to consumers during the event

·         Ford Island Conquest announces locations for experiential roadshow, including major provinces nationwide in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao

Ford Philippines is leveraging the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) from March 30 to April 2 to showcase both its best-selling vehicles in the country, as well as its unique test-drive and brand experience, the Ford Island Conquest.

The Ford booth at MIAS showcases top-selling variants of its Big Three vehicle nameplates - the Everest mid-size SUV, EcoSport compact SUV, and segment-defining Ranger pickup.
Ford has also brought to MIAS the Ford Island Conquest, which it launched earlier this year with two successful events in Metro Manila.

The Ford Island Conquest is the ultimate test drive arena for car enthusiasts and interested buyers to experience the Everest, Ranger, and EcoSport. An outdoor course, featuring a water-wading drive-thru, is designed to highlight key features and capabilities of the Everest and Ranger.

The Ford Island Conquest also features a mock-up Ford showroom, providing a good opportunity for both owners and interested buyers to learn more about Ford’s sales and after-sales services and ownership packages.

To bring the experiential test drive activity to more Filipinos nationwide, Ford Island Conquest is planning scheduled roll-outs in Bulacan, Pampanga, Naga, Laguna, Pangasinan, Iloilo, Bacolod, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, and Davao, as well as additional events in Metro Manila to include Greenhills, Ortigas, Marikina and Quezon City, among others.

 Lance Mosley, managing director, Ford Philippines

“We’re excited to have the Ford Island Conquest at MIAS and present something unique to the Show that engages consumers by simulating an actual Ford drive experience,” said Lance Mosley, managing director, Ford Philippines. “Our first two Ford Island Conquest events were a real success and we want to share this opportunity and experience with more Filipinos across the country.”

The Ford Island Conquest will also offer exciting freebies and exclusive Ford merchandise that are up for grabs upon registration and participation in various activities.
The Ford booth at MIAS also features a dedicated service information to handle any after-sales service inquiries that show attendees may have. Ford is also offering exclusive deals during the four-day Show, providing a number of ways for consumers to purchase a new Ford. 

For more information on the Ford Island Conquest, visit www.ford.com.ph or facebook.com/FordPhilippines.