Monday, January 20, 2014

Philips Soymilk Maker and Avance Juicer for fuss-free juicing

The trend in juicing has become a favorite among celebrities and TV personalities in helping keep their bodies in shape. While this new craze in juicing may come at a price, there is another way to join in to the path of being fit and healthy with Philips’ two offerings for juicing and soy milk making.

“There are many health benefits when it comes to juicing your own drinks. Freshly pressed juices from fruits and vegetables kick starts the body’s metabolism and is a good detoxification method to rid the body of chemicals,” comments Philips General Manager for Consumer Lifestyle, Ms. Angelia Oh.

Ms. Oh adds that on top of boosting your body’s metabolism and detoxification, juicing and drinking fresh fruits and vegetables on the same day ensures that your body gets the vital minerals and fibers it needs. For this purpose, Ms. Oh suggests two liquid diet options - the Philips’ Avance Juicer and Soy Milk Maker.

Healthy Drink Fix with Philips’ Avance Juicer

Make up to 2.5 liters of juice from the day’s freshest picks of fruits and vegetables with the Philips Avance Juicer. Ideal for those looking for a quick drink fix, this juicer lets you save time on pre-cutting food thanks to its XXL feeding tube. Whether for the toughest or softest of food, the juicer’s powerful 800 watt motor also provides two speeds of juicing options.

Aside from being able to make juice in a snap, the Philips Avance Juicer is designed for easy cleaning thanks to its innovative quick clean sieve and pulp collector for easy disposal. Moreover, its spout accessory directly juices straight to the glass, so you’re ensured that you get the most out of your fruits and vegetables.

Soy Milk in a Snap with Philips Daily Collection Soy Milk Maker

Fresh and delicious soy milk is now within reach with the Philips Daily Collection Soy Milk Maker. Designed to efficiently cut soy beans, the Philips Daily Collection Soy Milk Maker is equipped with a unique blade with streamlined ribs in its housing to finely cut and grind beans.

To easily enjoy your fresh soy milk, the Philips Daily Collection Soy Milk Maker also has its own filtering system that pours down milk without stirring thanks to its specially designed sieve. In addition, the Philips Daily Collection Soy Milk Maker lets you choose from four programs for dry and soaked soymilk, five grain soymilk, rice paste and fruit and vegetable juice to make healthy drinks in an instant.

“Filipinos place high importance in the essence of family, and through this meaningful innovation by Philips, we hope to bring families closer together through keeping fit by living and eating healthy. Juicing and drinking more liquids may be a trend, but it’s one of those trends that will benefit us in the long run,” concludes Ms. Oh.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Muntinlupa curbs Illegal Gambling

17 videokarera machines were confiscated and eventually destroyed by the Muntinlupa Police and security forces last January 17, 2014 as Muntinlupa cracks down on illegal gambling.

After the regular flag ceremony, Mayor Jimmy R. Fresnedi led in the smashing of the videokarera machines ensuring that the motherboards were destroyed and rendered unusable.

Most of these machines are located close to schools, and this tempts students to wager and stake money in view of gaining more. Gambling blurs that thin line between need for money and greed. Gambling often leads to addiction wherein people end up losing great amounts of money with the greed of gaining more.

Once addicted to gambling, students start to cut their classes and spend their allowance on bets. Gambling leads students astray by spend time and money at the expense of their studies. It often results to thoughtless splurge of money and valuables.

Excessive indulgence in gambling can lead the gamblers towards crime.

As they continue betting, gambling can leave them in bankruptcy. The unquenchable thirst of profits makes them continue wanting more and betting more. Gambling exploits the poor.

“These machines only serve to distract our citizens, especially our youth, by forcing them to spend their money recklessly in gambling instead of using it for their own livelihood,” according to Mayor Fresnedi. “It may eventually contribute to harming Muntinlupe├▒os, which is why we want these machines out of our City.”

Owners of the confiscated videokarera machines were charged with illegal gambling and operating business without a permit.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

LINE’s special-sticker campaign generates more than Php25 million for Yolanda victims

LINE, the world’s leading mobile platform with 330-million users, has donated funds raised by its “Pray for the Philippines” special-edition sticker set to victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda.
The stickers, which were sold worldwide through the LINE Sticker Shop from November 15 to December 31, 2013, generated over Php25-million (58,773,190 Yen). The proceeds have been forwarded to relief and rebuilding efforts in storm-battered communities in Visayas and Mindanao.
To express LINE’s support for the cause, Akira Morikawa, the company’s CEO, paid a courtesy call to the Philippine embassy in Tokyo, Japan this past week. Morikawa sat down with Ambassador Manuel Lopez to present the proceeds from LINE’s “Pray for the Philippines” campaign.

Mr Morikawa was given updates about ongoing relief operations in the country. And with the assistance of the Japanese Red Cross, the donations were transferred to the Philippine Red Cross last January 10, 2013.

“We are grateful for our donors from around the world for making this generous contribution possible,” said Greg Kim, Senior Manager at LINE Plus Corporation. “LINE has been in the Philippines for two years now, and our relationship with the country and its people will be strong through thick and thin."

About LINE

LINE offers free text and voice messaging, voice calling and group chat with up to 100 people. It integrates various interactive elements such as Stickers, Home & Timeline and Official Accounts in its mobile messaging platform. This cross-platform mobile messenger has been releasing a series of add-on apps that range from games to an anti-virus app since its release in June 2011.

Today, LINE has become a hot cultural icon with 330 million users in 230 countries. LINE has also held the coveted No. 1 spot in the 'free apps' category of app stores in 60 countries.

For more information, you may visit:

Monday, January 6, 2014

Krem-Top Coffee Creamer launches Change for the Better Pilipinas campaign

Krem-Top’s annual “Change for the Better” campaign has been all about making small changes to make a big impact.

This year, those small changes are about to get bigger as they rally the entire country to make a change through the “Change for the Better Pilipinas” campaign which was launched last December 5, 2013 with Krem-top’s brand ambassadors Papa Jack and Richard Yap.

Simulannaangpagbabago, starting with your choice of coffee creamer! Change for the Better Pilipinas!

For more information, see or follow them on twitter: @kremtopPH

Sunday, January 5, 2014

BPI Family Ka-Negosyo is SME Banking's Most Preferred Partner in the Philippines

BPI Family Bank’s reputation as the country’s leading provider of business loans to SMEs is sealed anew by celebrated achievements it attained throughout 2013.

This year, BPI Family Bank’s Ka-Negosyo Franchising Loan won the Chairman’s Award by the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA), Best SME Bank by the Alpha South East Asia (SEA) Magazine, Gold Medal Award for Overall Reputation during the first ever Radar Global SME Reputation Awards, and the Franchise Cornerstone Award of the 12th Filipino Franchise Show by the Association of Filipino Franchisers, Inc (AFFI). With Ka-Negosyo, BPI Family Bank continues on to maintain its status as the most preferred partner for Filipinos who engage in entrepreneurship.

As proven by these recognitions and awards, the Bank continuously offers innovations to make it easier for aspiring entrepreneurs to start their own businesses. Recently, BPI Family Ka-Negosyo enhanced its Franchise Directory found on its interactive website, The directory called “Franchise Finder” provides a catalogue of comprehensive franchise information including available packages, updated contact details, and an option to inquire online. The Bank has also welcomed the newest franchise brands who made it to its roster of Ka-Negosyo Best List, which is a line-up of the most promising franchise brands in the country today.

“We at BPI Family remain committed in empowering Filipinos through entrepreneurship. Now is the best time for Filipinos to take advantage of the Franchise Finder so that they can plan on their soon-to-be franchise business for 2014. Rest assured that we will continue to set the trend in SME Banking,” shares BPI Family President TG Limcaoco.

To find out more about the Ka-Negosyo Franchise Finder and the Ka-Negosyo Best List, log-on to You may also call 754-NEGO, email, or visit any of the more than 800 BPI and BPI Family branches nationwide.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Advertising industry partners with DOH on having a healthy world for children

PANA President, Ms.Blen Fernando expressed the commitment of PANA together with other advertising industry partners in helping DOH to provide a healthy environment for kids last November 20,2013 at the “Working Towards a Healthy World For Children” forum.

The Ad Standards Council and Ad Foundation organized the forum in partnership with the Department of Health.