Advocates holds a forum for Trike drivers and operators

Last November 22, 2018 from 5:30PM to 9PM at Max’s Scout Tuazon, Diliman, Quezon City, The Madrigal Foundation headed by Ms. Therese Madrigal with its partners had a successful launched  of “Para Kay Manong Toda,” an Advocacy campaign to help our marginalise tricycle drives to help them alleviate their lives by being heard through forums, seminars and press conference by inviting government officials and private sectors as panelist’s and speakers. That way, the Foundation is hoping that at least some of their needs will be heard by means of these awareness programs.

Ms. Therese Madrigal is overwhelmed with the outcome. Attendees came even from other countries just to attend the event and more from the local government units.  She mentioned that the event is just the start and will be touring nationwide to support the trike drivers and operators.

The event was moderated by PTV  Anchor Emelie Katigbak and Manila Times Business Writer Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas.

The “Para Kay Manong Toda” that aids the well being of the marginalised tricycle drivers. Most of the tricycle drivers are head of the family and works 7 times a week to support their loved ones without health insurance and most doesn’t received benefits from the government. These modern day heroes are exposed to pollution and some environmental hazards everyday.

One of the program under this project is to seek help to focus on their working and medical conditions. In this way, these heroes can continue helping their families and the society as well giving good transportations to those in need. The foundation believes that information dissemination is one way to be heard.

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EXPERIENCE KUYSEN

EXPERIENCE KUYSEN

On the 21st of February 2019, the Kuysen Design and Experience Center, a five-storey, multi-function building will open its doors to its valued guests. A showroom that is first of its kind in the Philippines. Kuysen, one of the leading source in luxury home furniture and fixtures promises an experience beyond the ordinary. This single day event will treat guests to an experience that indulges the senses in celebration of Kuysen’s 30th year in the industry. The impressive fixtures and sheer massive space of the showroom are brought to life by the hands of esteemed architect and interior designer, Ed Calma. This is the first showroom that he designed as a luxury home. When it comes to designing a living space, Calma considers making the space unique to the users by incorporating elements such as use of materials and expressing them in a different way. He demonstrates this uniqueness by adding the signature Ed Calma touch to each specialized floor of the Kuysen Design and Experience Center. According to him,

“The Kuysen showroom is located along arow of boxy buildings in Jupiter street. This gave me an opportunity to break the line of boxes by splaying the floors of the building into separate forms allowing Kuysen to define each floor to house a particular brand or product. The curvilinear facade creates a segmented facade of glass of different angles that minimizes direct heat gain into the building.”

Calmauses hierarchy for the form, materials, and color to unify the internal and external elements in a design. The key, he says, is to have a dominant element to which all other aspects have to be subservient. Doing so will ensure all elements will fall into place and make sense as a whole, thereby creating a beautiful, well-curated space. All floors were furnished with a consistent theme of dark wood that brings the whole building design together. The architectural interior fit out products such as sliding doors and hardware which were intended to increase the spatial experience of the showroom.

Indeed, nothing brings out luxury more than the Kuysen Design and Experience Center. This showroom is breathtaking. Upon entering, one will be in awe of the beautiful furniture that is settled on perfect spots in the massive room. The ground floor, called LuxeLiving, features a Kuysen curated space that allows clients to visualize an actual living area with the selection of luxury brands such as Porro, Living Divani, Poggenpohl and Vibia. These brands make LuxeLiving worthy of its name.

The second floor is devoted to customizable furniture that inspires individuality where an elegant whiskey bar can also be found. It is called Bespoke as it celebrates individuality and expression of oneself. One can create expressive furniture reflectingtheir own personal taste and lifestyle. One can go from eclectic to contemporary by simply selecting from our leather and fabric collection. The items are handcrafted by artisans using traditional techniques. Each item is handmade using the finest materials in the world. Brands such as Baxter, Ceccotti, Paola Lenti, Vibia and Gan found in this floor represent longevity of distinct aesthetic that Kuysen is known for.

Heading up the stairs of the showroom leads to Design Curio where designs are eccentric and offer aesthetic value that goes beyond the mind. From furniture with strong Italian heritage to Danish brands that gives new light to modern Scandinavian design, one can choose from iconic pieces of Zanotta, Driade, Saba, Desalto, Muuto, Montana, and Pedrali. Some of these are pieces were even shown on display at the Metropolitan Museum. Drawing inspiration from the furniture pieces in this floor, architects and designers will be pleased to have a co-working space they can use to make urgent revisions or simply come up with an entirely new design on their own.

Next is The Collective floor which showcases kitchen and bathroom lifestyle displays as well as other complementary products from Kaldewei, Keuco, Victoria Albert, Puntotre, Kessel, Teka, Kuppershbush, Foster, Poggenpohl, Cerim, and Iberro. Visitors can even test any of the workingPoggenpohl kitchens in place. It is furnished with gorgeous finishes, latest appliances and fixtures from Europe. The floor also highlights demo areas of Kaldewei bathtubs of superior quality and unmistakable style, with shower surface, bathtub and washbasin made completely of enamel steel material.

After going through those displays, one can proceed to the Designer Bathroom where a selection of award-winning design and innovation from industry leaders Handsgrohe, Axor, and Duravit can be found our Shower World. Robes, towels and toiletries are all provided for those who want to feel the luxuriously relaxing shower heads firsthand. One can book a private test shower and indulge with the pleasure of 4 of Hansgrohe’s shower innovations. True to the Kuysen brand, the showers exhibit creative design and seamless integration of superior function.

Make sure to visit the relaxing space of the roof deck called the Atmosphere, the roof deck, which offers a 360-degree view of the metropolis that can be enjoyed while surrounded by playful colors, textures and shapes only Paola Lenti pieces can offer.

                It is truly a treat of the senses. Unparalleled luxury that is only Kuysen. Come and feel for yourself.

Kérastase 20th Anniversary Launch

In a world in which hair routine was purely about hygiene, Kérastase invented itscare for hair philosophy in 1964. Since then, the brand has been offering women and men bespoke products and treatments that satisfy the desire for exceptional hair.

To date, Kérastase continues to embody a new era of luxury, femininity, and effortless cool through Emily Ratajkowski. She is a beauty and fashion icon who exudes femininity, modernity, and luxury. With this new face, Kérastase is able to create a ‘connect’ and young approach, a new tone of voice which makes the brand breakaway from the usual perception that is associated to older women and a colder kind of luxury. Kérastase believes there is not one single interpretation of beauty but an infinity. Kérastase enhances all types of beauty, cultures, visions and of course, all types of hair.

Kérastase Philippines celebrates 20 years in the country this 2019. With, its brand vision of being the most luxurious hair care brand in the Philippines, Kérastase Philippines has consistently been the partner of the most luxurious Filipinas to achieve the most beautiful hair.

Kérastase Philippines continues to launch successful and pioneering product innovations that continue to elevate both salon and hair care industry. The launch of Chronologiste, Kérastase’s masterpiece of hair and regeneration has been notable for its success in the Philippines. The brand is present in only 87 of the top salons in the country including our Prestige doors – Kérastase Institute by Salon ESA, Basement Salon SM Aura, Jesi Mendez Glorietta, Toni & Guy Mall of Asia, and Teng Roma Salon, S Maison.

The brand also takes pride in venturing into new distribution channels with overwhelming and promising results. Online, we are present in HairMNL.com. Offline, aside from our salons, which will always be at the core of our business, we now have a physical store present in the Mall of Asia SM Department store.

Over the years, we create with hairdressers, iconic products with rare and highly concentrated ingredients to achieve exceptional performance. One of the brand’s top pillars is our Scalp Care range – as we believe that treating the scalp first is the first secret to beautiful hair. We have Densifique and Specifique – our ranges for hair thinning, hair loss, hair density and more. We also have Fusio-Dose, our back-bar signature which offers multiple care combinations for a personalized treatment that delivers instant and long-lasting hair transformation. Lastly we have Discipline, our #1 retail franchise. These are our Pro-Keratin products that smooth and tame unruly hair.

This 2019, Kérastase Philippines will be launching the ultimateiconic franchise whichFilipinas have come to love and trust over the past 20 years – the Discipline Oléo-Relax franchise (formerly known as the Oléo-Relax range). A star is reborn – the French Classic Oléo-Relax gets an Asian makeover. This is the first range co-developed by Kérastase with Japan thereby making its formula exclusive to Asian women whose main concern is frizzy hair. This bold initiative goes hand-in-hand with the brand’s objective of modernizing the brand’s image by making it relatable to the modern Filipina.

            Part of a wider influential community, Emily Ratajkowski embodies our vision of beauty; with her unapologetic and modern stance on femininity, Emily has definitely shaken the beauty and fashion world. Emily represents the millennial generation as an empowered women unwilling to compromise.

The all-new Discipline Oléo-Relax franchise is a fusion of Discipline, the hair-smoothing, anti-frizz collection for anyone who wants to add definition to unruly hair and the Nutritive Oléo-Relax, the anti-frizz range that provides incredibly effective, long-lasting control for dry hair.

The new Oléo-Relax is formulated with nurturing shorea butter and precious virgin coconut oil, plus rose  muscata fruit oil and inca peanut oil. The combination provides repairing strength, incredible shine, protection and impermeability. It is the first “top coat” for hair completely sealing out humidity for 24 hours.

With Kérastase’s seamless three-step routine:  BATHE – TREAT – TEXTURISE- we offer all women a complete experience.  Each step of the routine provides the best of care for each unique hair type.

  1. Bathe – Bain Discipline Oléo-Relax 250ml (SRP at Php1,600), the bain (shampoo) bathes and nourishes your hair while simultaneously providing hold and movement for unruly and rebellious hair.
  • Treat – Masque Discipline Oléo-Relax 200ml (SRP at Php 2,980) , the masque (hair mask) is the first oil-in-mask treatment that controls frizz and de-volumizes unruly, rebellious hair. It improves hair manageability, makes hair sleek and supple, and keeps hair shiny all-day.
  • Texturize – Oil Discipline Oléo-Relax 200ml (SRP at Php 1,750), the oil (hair oil) is a leave-in oil that penetrates deep into the hair fiber for immediate all-day sleek hair and protects the hair from heat styling upto 230˚C.

With this anti-frizz hair care program, we proudly unveil Kérastase Philippines’ Iconic look for 2019 – the #GlassHair by Oléo-Relax. With over eight thousand Instagram posts to date, this trend has been set by women from all over the world who aspire to have that sleek and flawless hair – which by definition has no frizz, intense shine and perfect movement.

Women want to eliminate flyaway hairs while some want to ultimately boost the shine for their hair. This newest and latest trend is the newest celebrity choice and the hottest hair trend that has become viral on Instagram with one hundred thousand posts.

This #GlassLook has been embodied by three Kérastase Filipinas icons from three generations – Kaila Estrada, pulling off the sleek, smooth and shiny ‘Glass Bob’ look, Marie Lozano, pulling off the sexy, fun and chic ‘Glass Pony’ look, and lastly, Ruffa Gutierrez pulling off the Hollywood, classic glam ‘Glass Waves’. All three, craving to be icons of their own generations with their iconic smooth and shiny hair made possible by the all-new Discipline Oléo-Relax franchise which istailor-made for Asian frizzy hair. All three icons in line with Kérastase’s vision for beauty where we celebrate and nurture all types of beauty, and all types of hair from different generations – ensuring that that we are able to provide to all women the ultimate solutions to care for their hair.

We invite you to follow us on Instagram @Kerastase_official and join the Kérastase Club.

Official hashtags: #CraveTheIconic #KerastasePH

His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa to attend BRAVE CF 22

BRAVE CF 22 will be a groundbreaking event for MMA in the Philippines, as the biggest international stars will collide with some of the country’s finest athletes at the iconic Mall of Asia Arena, in Manilla, on March 15th. And the biggest leader and visionary for the sport, His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, will be in attendance for the historic day.
An enthusiast of the transforming power of sports in lives of the citizens, His Highness Sheikh Khalid has been an advocate for change through sport, with a number of initiatives taking place in the Kingdom of Bahrain. As he prepares to watch his vision turned into reality once more, His Highness will be the first from a royal family to attend an event at the Mall of Asia Arena, in Manila, Philippines. 

He will be in the country also to strengthen the relationship between the Philippines and Bahrain, as well as making sure the sport of MMA continues its rapid development in Filipino ground, with the likes of BRAVE CF’s Bantamweight champion Stephen Loman already confirmed to be in action on fight night. 
BRAVE CF 22 will mark the first time Brave Combat Federation, the largest sports property in the Middle East, lands in the Philippines. The country will join Brazil, Bahrain, Mexico, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Northern Ireland, among others, as hosts of a BRAVE CF’s vision. 

FARMASIA RESEARCH AND MANUFACTURING INC.

FARMASIA Research and Manufacturing, Incorporated is formally launched this 12 December 2018.   The new agricultural company aims to bring forth breakthrough farm inputs set to hit the market within the first quarter of 2019.  In photo(L-R) are Mr. Albert Magsumbol, Mr. Onin Miranda, Ms Gel Miranda, Ms Apple Toribio (President), and Mr. Alex Tantuco (Chairman).

Premium taste, natural sweeteners in glass bottles make Lick Iced Tea an awesome drink

The newest ready-to-drink, glass bottled green & black iced tea is finally available to more locations! Enjoy a bottle of real goodness with the naturally sweetened Lick Iced Tea.

Lick iced tea is a line of premium, ready-to-drink, glass bottled flavored iced teas proudly made in the Philippines from a HACCP, FSSC, GMP, Halal, FDA and U.S. FDA certified facility. 

Each bottle is naturally sweetened with a combination of the zero-calorie Stevia plant extract + sugar in a blend of green and black tea extracts, making each bottle healthier by the grams & sweeter by the sip while retaining the natural tea color, taste and aroma!

Lick Iced Tea comes in Raspberry, Giant Apple, Sicilian Lemon, Southern Sweet Peach and Huckleberry flavors which are available in premium 380 ml glass bottles at P99 SRP in supermarkets and at P120 SRP in cafes, delis and specialty stores. Major supermarkets that carry Lick Iced Teaare SM Supermarkets (Makati, Aura, Pasig, MoA, Southmall, BF, Megamall B), Landmark (TriNoma, Makati, Alabang), andAllday Mart (Libis, Taguig, Sta. Rosa, Bataan, Las Pinas).

Cafes, delis and specialty stores that carry Lick Iced Teas are: Bo’s Coffee, The Blue Kitchen, Connie’s Kitchen, Earth Kitchen, ECHOStore,Manila Polo Club, Y Cafe, Cartel Deli, Poke-Poke, Nuts About Candy, Versus Barcade&Providore among others.

The famous Ascott Residences in Makati is also serving a set of personalized Lick Iced Teas exclusively for Ascott Residences as its welcome drinks for VIP guests, while visitors of Rustan Group of Companies’TheFun Farm at Sta. Elena Golf & Country Club (Laguna) can enjoy a bottle while visiting the farm.

Lick Iced Tea is also available in select provincial areas: Abaca Baking Co. (Cebu), The Manor (Baguio), Coffee Stains (Forest Lodge/ Baguio), The Coast Boracay, The General Store (Aklan), 70N Coffee & Drinkery, Live Healthy Kitchen (Iloilo), Pares King, Pares Queen (Bicol).

Sogo ahead, drink Lick and taste the same amount of sweetness–minus the calories!Enjoy your favorite bottled teas ‘cause we’re the best thing you’ll drink underneath the summer heat.

Follow us on our official social media accounts for updates: Facebook (www.facebook.com/lickicedtea), Instagram (@lickicedtea) and web (www.lickicedtea.com)

Lamudi Puts the Spotlight on Outstanding Real Estate Brokers with Awards Night

On its third year, Lamudi, the number one online real estate platform in the Philippines, is celebrating the exemplary work of Certified Lamudi Partner brokers and agents through the Lamudi Broker Awards Night happening on February 21, 2019, at Makati Shangri-La.

Appreciating and recognizing talent

The Lamudi Broker Awards Night is our way to show appreciation to our most successful partners who not only grew alongside the company but helped Lamudi reach great heights in the real estate industry,” says Gilles Hage, Lamudi’s VP for Commercial Strategy

The Lamudi Broker Awards Night started in 2017 to recognize the most active, professional, and successful brokers in the industry.

Apart from the awarding ceremony, the gala will also serve as an opportunity for discussion and knowledge sharing with a leading voice in the industry addressing the present real estate landscape of the country.

Awards

The awards to be given during the February 21 awards ceremony are categorized into three: Individual, Company, and Special awards. They are the following:

Individual:

  • Most Leads Generated
  • Most Number of Listings Uploaded
  • Most Responsive
  • Top Trained
  • Broker of the Year for Luzon
  • Broker of the Year – for Visayas and Mindanao
  • Loyalty Award       

Brokerage:

  • Most Leads Generated
  • Most Number of Listings Uploaded
  • Most Responsive
  • Brokerage of the Year for Luzon
  • Brokerage of the Year for Visayas and Mindanao
  • Loyalty Award 

Special Awards:

  • Lamudi Broker Influencer
  • Lamudi Partner Success Story of the Year
  • People’s Choice
  • Lamudi Partner of the Year
  • Lamudi Broker Ambassador
  • New Broker Award

“Real estate brokerage is more than just about selling houses; it’s about ensuring that accomplishing your work involves honesty, loyalty, and professionalism. Through the Lamudi Brokers Awards, we want to show real estate professionals that we value and appreciate these qualities,” Lamudi CEO Bhavna Suresh Chathambeth explained.

For more information, visit the Lamudi Broker Awards Night website.

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