Wednesday, April 30, 2014

ONE Fighting Championship™ presents Ana Julaton

The largest mixed martial arts event is set on May 2, 2014 as ONE Fighting Championship™ (ONE FC): RISE OF HEROES promises a stacked fight card featuring the explosive battle for the ONE FC Bantamweight World Championship title belt in the Main Event.

It will be an all-night slam-bang action as Ana Julaton will now make her mixed martial arts debut this Friday in a highly anticipated bout against Middle Eastern kickboxing champion, Aya Saeid Saber. The California-based Julaton, is the first Filipino American boxer to win the Women's WBO Super Bantamweight and IBA Super Bantamweight titles and ONE FC: RISE OF HEROES marks the first time she competes before a hometown crowd since she made the switch to MMA.

"Aya Saber is an experienced MMA warrior and champion in kickboxing. I know she will bring her very best on May 2nd. I'm training for my ONE FC homecoming fight in Manila harder than ever before and what gives me strength through my ups and downs are the hearts of my Kababayan all over”, according to Julaton.

On the other hand, the Egyptian kickboxing champion Saber is the first female MMA fighter from Egypt to fight in ONE FC. “I can't wait to get into the cage and beat Ana and make my fight team and family proud. Unlike Ana, I am not new to MMA,” she said.

Tickets for ONE FC: RISE OF HEROES are on sale now at SM Tickets ( Ticket categories begin with the full Red Carpet and cageside experience for VIPs at PHP 6,360, followed by Patron PHP 3,180, Lower Box PHP 1,280, Upper Box PHP 640 and General Admission PHP 220. Prices include ticketing fee.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

LAZADA Eyes Rapid Growth

In just two years, Lazada has rapidly established itself as the number one e-commerce retailer in Southeast Asia. The Company has brought the convenience of Internet shopping to customers across Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. Lazada is owned by Germany-based start-up incubator Rocket Internet.

Lazada’s growth has been exponential, driven by its unique offering as an online shopping mall, which understands the differing needs of consumers across a diverse region. It has tapped into the growing trend for consumers in Southeast Asia to shop online, particularly in rural areas where there are few physical retail stores. To date, the company now receives over a million of visit to its website every day. From small number of employees, Lazada has now grown significantly across the five regions and is equpped with state-of-the-art distribution center in every market it operates. .

Lazada  has raised approximately $430 million from leading investors including JP Morgan, Kinnevik and Tesco, which has helped further fuel its growth.

According to Maximilian Bittner, the firm's chief executive officer, “Lazada is a destination website which meets the demands of customers across a complex region. We have successfully broken down the barriers to e-commerce in these markets through solutions such as owning our own fleet of delivery vehicles and offering cash on delivery.

“The Company has seen exponential growth over the past two years and we are now the leading online e-commerce business in Southeast Asia. I am proud to be leading a team of people who strive for perfection every day and work relentlessly to deliver incredible services to our customers”, he adds.

In the Philippines, Lazada ( is considered as one of the largest online shopping mall, which provides fast, convenient and secure online shopping experience combined with an extensive product offering in categories ranging from mobiles & tablets and consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment. It continuously strives to offer its customers the best possible shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash on delivery, extensive warranty commitments and free returns.

Monday, April 28, 2014

BPI Family Brings Housing Madness to Pampanga

BPI Family Housing Loan recently opened the 3-day Housing Madness at the activity area of Marquee Mall, Ayala Center. This brought excitement in Pampanga as eight (8) residential developers featuring their local projects, each one backed with exclusive home acquisition packages to offer, were put together under one roof.

The Housing Madness was participated in by real estate developers that include Alveo Land, Inc., Avida Sales Corp (Avida Towers Vita), Avida Land (Madera Grove Estate), Ayala Land, Inc., Central Country Estate (Lakeshore), Filinvest, Hausland Development Corp. and St. Catherine Realty.

The housing madness was made even more exciting this year with BPI Family Housing Loan’s summer special offers that include: BPI’s guaranteed best rates at 5.5% p.a. fixed for 1 year and 6.88% p.a. fixed for 5 years and waived processing fee. These offers are valid for loan applications received during the BPI Family Housing Madness event and loan proceeds released on or before June 30, 2014. Clients will also get a FREE BPI Gold Master Card with their approved and availed housing loan.

“When Filipinos become conscious of their money and change the way they think about it, they are able to grow and make the best happen. With Northern Luzon doing so well economically, we are excited about the potential of the real estate here in Pampanga,” said TG Limcaoco, BPI Family President, at the opening of the event.

Limcaoco invites prospective homebuyers to take advantage of the 3-day Housing Madness because “we are here to answer your questions. You won’t know what you can own unless you ask.”

Join in BPI Family’s 3-day Housing Madness invasion and know more about what you could own. Let BPI Family help you make your best decision now. Visit for more information.

Monday, April 14, 2014

BPI Family Ka-Negosyo and PFA join hands on 2014 SME Prospects

BPI Family Ka-Negosyo and the Philippine Franchise Association (PFA) in partnership with Go Negosyo continue its efforts in sustaining the country’s economic growth through entrepreneurship and franchising.
The bank teamed up anew with the country’s largest franchise association, PFA, in bringing a free franchising expo dubbed as “Franchising neGOsyo Para Sayo,” held recently at the Trinoma Activity Center in Quezon City. The two-day free expo offered franchising opportunities for Filipinos especially for OFWs in the food, retail, and service sectors.

BPI Family Ka-Negosyo shared its franchising loan ideas and other product offerings during the expo. The BPI Family team also offered on-site business loan inquiry, loan application, loan processing of as fast as 3 to 8 hours and optional online inquiry through the bank’s interactive website, wherein the “Franchise Finder” can be accessed. It is a franchise directory that provides a catalogue of comprehensive franchise information of various brands including available packages, updated contact details, and an option to inquire online. The most promising Philippine franchise brands are also included in the website noted under BPI Family Ka-Negosyo’s Best List Brands, providing a wide array of dependable franchise choices for aspiring entrepreneurs.

“Franchising neGOsyo Para Sayo” is one of the avenues that Filipinos who want to engage into business can take advantage of. The expo is unique in a way that it veered from the traditional business expos held at convention centers. Here, people can do their usual mall shopping but at the same time get the opportunity of getting closer to their dream business before going home. BPI Family Ka-Negosyo sees this opportunity to make the best happen to the expo attendees so we offer them business advice, loan inquiry, and application.” says Ms. Cedoy Roces, Vice President and Head of BPI Family Ka-Negosyo Loans Division.

The bank’s interactive website is proof of its commitment in making the best happen for Filipinos who aspire of owning their own business.

“We would like to serve as enablers to our fellow Filipinos who are working hard to put up their dream business. We would like to instil that they are empowered to be the boss of their own rather than being an employee majority of their career lives. They can make the best happen now if they choose to and we are here to assist them achieve their goals” Cedoy Roces concluded.

The Expo also featured Senator Bam Aquino as Keynote Speaker. In his speech, Sen. Aquino highlighted the opportunities that entrepreneurship can offer to Filipinos, emphasizing the 3Ms of entrepreneurship, which he defined as Money, Mentorship, and Mindset.

To find out more about the offerings of BPI Family Ka-Negosyo and Ka-Negosyo Franchise Finder, log-on to

You may also call 754-NEGO, email, text 0917-852NEGO or 0922-869NEGO, or visit any of the 800 BPI and BPI Family branches nationwide.