Monday, December 19, 2016

Young adults choose to flow their best with Wilkins Pure

Growing up is not an always easy. It can be tough especially when you're in the stage where you're struggling to see where you truly belong. Young adults who are on this stage, still seek the advice and guidance of others because they want to be reassured that they are heading towards the right directions.
When the makers of Wilkins Distilled, the country’s most trusted water brand by moms, recently re-launched Wilkins Pure purified water with a new tagline ‘Choose to flow your best,’ the brand sets to inspire and encourage these young bloods to be the best they can be through the choices that they make. This starts with the water that they drink as hydration always plays a key role in keeping one’s body and mind in condition.
With Wilkins Pure, young adults are assured of the quality and safety of their drinking water, which goes through a certified world class purification process, helping them stay refreshed, focused, active and healthy as they take on the tides and decide how they set the course of their futures.
 “Being in my best and healthiest is important to me especially because I am a student, a DJ and an aspiring model, all in one. That’s why I choose to say no to limitations and fears, because I know the best doesn’t come from staying inside the comfort zone.” – Jodilly Pendre, 23, international model and Asia’s Next Top Model Season 2 first runner-up.

"I'm lucky enough to be able to do what I love the most...[but making] choices is never easy especially when I need to choose between balancing out time and responsibilities as an entrepreneur and my passion for active sports and being an avid wakeboarder... still I choose to learn and grow for my future even when I make a few wrong turns... ” – Carlo Gonzales, 24, fitness enthusiast.

“[It’s] hard when I make choices since I based my decision for the long run and not the short-term. It takes getting used to…but I choose to try [and keep trying] until I achieve success in my career. Simply giving up is not an option for me!” – Tola Orendain, 23, marketing associate and model
 "I choose to see possibilities that help me see through difficult situations because keeping an opened mind makes me see that anything is possible especially when someone tells me I can’t go places.” – Hans Weiser, 23, Brazilian model
"Mistakes and flaws are part of growth. It’s okay not to follow the plans from A to B, but what’s most important is the drive to actually see through the end of your dreams. That’s why I do what I can and choose to be positive with making the right decisions." – Hye Won Jang, 24, model, blogger and digital influencer
"When you travel a lot, you need to be careful with decisions especially when you’re in a unfamiliar or foreign ground and meeting new people. But what’s nice about traveling back to the places you’ve been is having a warm welcome…what’s even nicer though is having people you love and care about support and help you through you no matter whenever and wherever you are. That’s why I make sure I choose true friends who I know will be there for me no matter what.”– Daniel Diniz, 26, Brazilian model
"In life you need to be focused and to be more determined to do what you want. That’s why I choose to take on challenges so I can be stronger with each one I face...” – Jasmine Maierhofer, 24, supermodel
"As a model and an influencer, people look up to me. That’s why I always push myself to be my best because I believe we can do better every time. But taking care of yourself is always the first step to achieving that…One of the things you can do is drinking safe purified water as it helps replenish you and make you feel good from within. And if you feel good, you look good. If you look good, you win! That’s why I choose to flow my best in everything with Wilkins Pure. ” – LA Aguinaldo, 23, SM Youth member and social media influencer

And as  The Coca-Cola Company is an advocate of saving the environment, the company now provides Wilkins Pure in even more environmentally-friendly PET bottles to reduce the carbon footprint of all its products. Approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) and the Philippines Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for food application, the new PET bottles of Wilkins Pure uses 24 percent less plastic than previous and is therefore safer (and lighter).

With every day that comes, new opportunities arise. So remember to make the right choices and choose the ones that will lead you to flow your best with Wilkins Pure purified water.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Coca-Cola Christmas Concert brings joy to Taga-hatid Pasko Pinoys this season

It's really a heartwarming feeling when someone shows you they appreciate you, but I think it's even more gratifying when you make someone feel special by showing that you appreciate them too. That's why I had such a fun time when Coca-Cola, the world's largest beverage company, hosted the Coca-Cola Christmas Concert at SM MoA concert grounds last December 3, 2016.

It was really a site to see as the event which was made public triggered so many smiles and happy faces (including my own) as they enjoyed many on-ground activities like the Coca-Cola Santa and Snow land stations, Coke tattoo booths, Coke karaoke booths, and the artistic 5by20 Women Artisan booth where you can check out and purchase cool hand-made crafts and items to give to your loved ones. 

But most importantly, visitors took the opportunity to dedicate this festive occasion to their everyday heroes (or 'unsung' heroes as others say) who made sure that Christmas happens for everyone.
Excitement filled the air as everyone got to see some of the country’s hottest stars and Ambassadors of Coca-Cola such as Nadine Lustre, James Reid, Bailey May, Ylona Garcia, Enchong Dee, and experience them live along with OPM legends Rico Blanco, Gloc-9, Callalily and Sandwich.
Local celebrities like Diego Loyzaga, Alexa Ilacad, and favorite local music performers Darren Espanto and the handsome bunch of Gimme 5 graced the event too!
What’s more, lucky guests and as well as several employees of Coca-Cola partners such as the Rotary Club, 7-Eleven, Shell, Select, Grab, VXI, Mini Stop, Coca-Cola 5 by 20, Shakey’s, MMDA, Djarn Manpower, Sentinel, Tropical Hut and Pasay City, who were nominated as Taga-hatid Pasko heroes also received special rewards and Coca-Cola goodies.
And that’s not all what Coca-Cola has in store for us this season as the company will also extend its Christmas spirit to those everyday heroes who work in gas stations, MRT and LRT stations, fast food chains, grocery stores, malls and airports around Metro Manila by surprising them with Coca-Cola goodies to bring home for themselves and their families.
“This Christmas, Coca-Cola wants to put the spotlight on the people who makes us feel the magic of 
Christmas or who we call as #TagahatidPasko or ‘bringers of Christmas’. We want to inspire people to recognize and show their appreciation for these people we rarely say thank you to.  After all, the true spirit of Christmas is taking a moment in expressing gratitude to all of your loved ones and to those who make your Christmas happen, not only in December, but every day of the year. Made even more special with an ice-cold bottle of Coca-Cola, of course.”, said Coca-Cola Philippines Vice-President for Marketing Stephan Czypionka.
Coca-Cola continues to make the Christmas spirit shine for all with all its exciting activities this December.
Don’t forget to celebrate this festive season with your family, friends, and show your bringer of Christmas a heart-felt holiday cheer with an ice-cold Coca-Cola!

It's the classic Coca-Cola Christmas Truck! I'm getting the Christmas feels already

This screen area is such a great idea to show your appreciation to your everyday heroes. It's like you're letting everyone know just how much they make your Christmases special

Rocking my new souvenir: this Coca-Cola Christmas shirt! How cute is Santa!

Me with my dear friends and fellow Coke fans Angelette Calero (left) and Anton Barretto (right)

Coca-Cola taga-hatid pasko: (Top, L-R)Marketing Manager Jonah DeLumen, Coke ambassador Ylona Garcia, Vice President for Coca-Cola PH Marketing Stephan Czypionka, Coke ambassadors Nadine Lustre and James Reid, Connections and Media Manager Kris Perez, IMC Manager Macy Magpayo. (Bottom, L-R) iMarketing Manager Jason Gervasio, Coke ambassadors Bailey May and Enchong Dee and Coca-Cola ASEAN Knowledge and Insights Manager Randy Magsanoc

Coca-Cola Philippines Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) Director Jesus Ferreira

Coca-Cola Philippines Public Affairs and Communications Manager Samantha Sanchez and IMC Manager Macy Magpayo

It's the talented boys of Gimme 5! (L-R) Grae Fernandez, John Bermundo, Red Reyes and Brace Arquiza

So sweet! Actor Diego Loyzaga with his lovely mom Teresa

Actress Alexa Ilacad with singer Darren Espanto

PBA player for team Rain or Shine Jeric Teng
The two energetic hosts for the afternoon: It Boy LA Aguinaldo and Sam Purvor
PBB All-In's former housemate Kim Nichole Baranda looking all grown-up!

Models Sirene Sutton, Jules Fernandez and Hans Weiser hanging around in some of the booths
Indie pop-folk singer Reese Lansangan
Pinoy music artist Young JV hyping up the crowd
Rapper Gloc-9 bringing in the beat
Sandwich's lead vocalist Raimund Marasigan
OPM legend Rico Blanco
This is such as awesome picture! Callalily's lead vocalist Kean Cipriano is rocking the stage

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Make Christmas time special with Timex Fall Winter 2016

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and that means delicious Noche Buenas, colorful Christmas cards, tons of presents and sweets, fun parties but most importantly, it's a special time to spend with the people you love and care about. And if you want to make them feel extra special this season, you can opt  to gift them something that reminds them that the time you spend with them is truly valuable. Say, a stylish new watch? 
When Timex, the global iconic brand, launched its latest Fall Winter 2016 collection last November, options for great quality timepieces grow as the brand offers new  styles, upgrades to help you choose the perfect piece for that certain someone. 
Briarwood with rose gold stainless steel bracelet

City Miami with black leather strap

For the perfectly sophisticated grown-ups in your life, or for those titas and titos who work in the city, the Briarwood and City Miami  watches are a gorgeous selection. Both built with 30-meter water resistance and available in stainless steel bracelets in gold, silver and rose gold, these accessories are not only stylish, but sturdy as well.

Men's Chesapeake with chronograph design
Originals Tonal with beige leather straps

For your special man, you can opt to give him the Timex Men’s Chesapeake. This timeless, stainless steel watch never fails to spell out confidence with its sleek, masculine and multi-functional design.  Meanwhile, the classic Timex Originals Tonal watches available in grey, light and dark brown leather straps, for a subtler, yet sophisticated, accessory perfect for your lovely ladies.

Weekender with striped Nylon NATO strap
Weekender Fairfield with embroidered designs

Weekender Vintage with chronograph design

For a more casual touch, the Timex Weekender, Weekender Fairfield and Weekender Vintage watches make really good picks.  Equipped with the brand’s signature INDIGLO Night Light, water resistant and made with colorful and artistic NATO slip-thru straps or genuine leather straps, you can customize the look of these watches to match any outfit or mood. 

Ironman classic with new colorful patterns

Marathon in pastel blue
Ironman Sleek Premium in neon yellow

For your very active friends or family members, the Timex Marathon and Timex Ironman series are just the right gears to help them keep up the pace.

Timex Marathon has 24-Hour stopwatch, daily alarm, 50-meter water-resistant and has multiple patterns and designs to choose from. It also comes in 2 styles, one with a classic hand-dial analog and a digital version. Timex Ironman comes with 30-lap memory, countdown timer upgrades and is more water resistant. For a more lightweight gear, the Ironman Sleek Premium is a good choice that comes with more digital upgrades, and is water-resistant.

Expedition Scout 43 with deep  brown leather straps

Gallatin watch with stylish nylon NATO straps

Expedtion Digital Shock with camouflage patterns
For the adventurers at heart, the Timex Expedition watches are very handy companions to take with for the long journeys ahead. ­­The classic Timex Expedition for instance, goes well for those who are preparing for a more relaxed and easygoing trip in the great outdoors, while Gallatin has a more rugged design. Meanwhile, the Expedition Digital Shock watches are the perfect sidekicks for the diehard fans of extreme sports and escapades. With full-proof shock resistance exceeding international standards, 100-m water resistance, along with more digital upgrades, these watches are truly built for the tough ones!
Whoever you're planning to spend Christmas with this season, you can give them the gift of time with the Timex Fall Winter 2016 collection now available in leading Timex stores nationwide.

Timex brand's commitment to technological innovation, leading-edge design and functionality has placed their styles at the forefront of the timekeeping industry for over 160 years. Timex has ensured that innovative, stylish and robust products are easily accessible to virtually everyone. With Timex's strong heritage and renewed momentum, future prospects are unlimited. Timex is sold over countries worldwide. Get your own iconic timepieces at top Timex stores located at SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA, and Glorietta 3. For more details, visit Timex Philippines on Facebook and follow @timexph on Twitter.



Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Cebu celebrates with Alden Richards at Convergys YOUNIVERSE

Cebu was packed with much energy and excitement when the Philippines' largest private employer, Convergys launched the Convergys YOUNIVERSE at Ayala Terraces in Cebu last October 18. 
With its tagline create and celebrate, guests were encouraged to participate in many fun activities and even open their doors to opportunities as several booths were set up for willing applicants. Music was a big part of the event as well, with fantastic music performances from Cebu's homegrown talents DJ Nish and DJ LV, bands Pandora and Skankin Brews and even Up Dharma Down!
But the biggest highlight of the night (and I definitely think Cebuanos agree with me on this) was the arrival of the one and only Pambansang Bae Alden Richards at the event as he was the celebrated face of success of Convergys. Alden not only graced the event, but toured the sites and offices as well. 
In an interview I've had with him, Alden remarked on his journey to success, “Of course there were times that I doubted.  But what would I have gained by quitting?  I like the feeling of challenging myself.”   With his story of hard work and perseverance, Alden truly exhibits the key essentials in achieving goals which Convergys team members also attribute to.
Convergys also proudly celebrated their dominance in Cebu with 8 sites, 13,000 employees, and counting. The company also announced that they would be hiring 2, 400 new employees this October to November. 
Convergys President for Asia-Pacific Ivic Mueco, “Our extraordinary growth in Cebu over the last 12 years is due to our talented and dedicated employees who deliver excellent service for our clients’ customers. Cebu is a critical part of our Philippine operations, and we remain committed to continuing this growth and being an active partner in building our communities.”
Convergys Group Vice President of Operations Jojo Reyes added, “We are grateful for what we have achieved through the people of Cebu. We want to continue giving them the best opportunities by joining Convergys and growing in their careers; supporting global, top brands of every industry we support. Whether it is in telecommunications, technology, financial services, retail or healthcare – the choice is theirs.”
As growth is nurtured in Convergys, the company along with Alden continue to inspire and open new pathways to success for Filipinos, giving them hope and a chance for a future in their own YOUniverse.
About Convergys
Convergys, a global leader in customer management, has presence in 34 sites and employs 63,000 individuals in the Philippines. The company holds a Hall of Fame status as Best Company and Best Employer from the International ICT Awards.  Convergys also actively supports the communities where they operate through its corporate social responsibility programs such as Give A Bag Of Hope and Convergys Connects for Education.  For more info, check out or #ConvergysPH.

Team Convergys Cebu: (L-R) Senior Director for Operations Potski Alvarez, Cebu i2 Site Director Brenda Lyn Chua, Cebu Arcenas Site Director Jane Delgado, brand ambassador Alden Richards, Group Vice President for Operations Jojo Reyes, Cebu i3 Director Vijayadithan Anur Ravindran, Senior Director for Talent Acquisition Lorelie Juntilla, Cebu Jcentre Site Director Srinivas Jonnalagadda and Cebu TGU Site Director Joseph Prisco Milo

Convergys Global Head Copywriter Felipe Jose 'Pipo' Gonzales, Brand Associate Rizelle Bernales and Brand Lead Anvico Juner 'AJ' AvaƱez

Alden with Senior Director for Talent Acquisition Lorelie Juntilla and Senior Director for Global Branding Zeus 'Sonny' Divina
Convergys Group VP Jojo Reyes giving his thank you speech to the audience
Convergys Senior Director for Operations Potski Alvarez sharing the story of Convergys' humble beginnings
Totally loving Cebu!

Me with the Pambansang Bae and Convergys ambassador Alden Richards!

The Manila cutie LA Aguinaldo sharing some love in Cebu!

One of Manila's top female models Jessica Yang

My friend and lovely model Tola Orendain testing her aiming skills at the Darts vs. Balloons booth
Kodak shot of Brazilian model Daniel Diniz at the Ring Toss booth

Looks like Brazilian hottie Hans Weiser has his eyes on the prize. Ha!

These guys really know where the fun is!

A talented singer, hardworking, persevering and very charming! I mean, just look at that smile! Don't you just love Alden Richards?!

Pandora's lead singer Dhee Evangelista hails from Cebu

Paul Caca of Skankin Brews is totally all out Reggae!

OPM band Up Dharma Down never fails to make the night worthwhile.

DJ LV (above photo) and DJ Nish (below) blew the roof off the place with their electric beats!