Sunday, December 27, 2015

20th Alaska Football Cup gathered more than 6,000 players nationwide

Press Release

(Manila, Philippines) The biggest football tournament in the country was held at the Alabang Country Club after Alaska Milk celebrated two decades of commitment to the world’s most popular sport with the holding of the 20th Alaska Football Cup at the Alabang Country Club last weekend.
Alaska Milk President and CEO Wilfred Uytengsu said it was a privilege to hold the biggest and most successful grassroots-development program in the local football scene even as he recalled the tournament’s modest start.

“In 1996, we had 350 players and 25 teams. Today in our 20th anniversary, we held a three-day event in 26 football fields with 6,150 players in 410 teams. In those 20 years we’ve had 12,159 teams of over 58,000 players play 13,800 games with over 40,000 goals scored. We’ve come a long way,” said Uytengsu.

The Alaska CEO praised the dedication of tournament organizer Tomas Lozano and his role in not only growing the tournament but also in discovering some of the best football players in the country who eventually went on to play in the Azkals national football team.

“Over these 20 years we’ve also had the opportunity to have some really fantastic players participate in the event. We are proud to say that many in the ranks of the Azkals have come through the Alaska Cup including Ali Borromeo, Roel Gener Chieffy Caligdong and Amani Aguinaldo,” said Uytengsu.
Alaska Milk encourages sports engagement, as it instills positive values during the early stages of a child’s life.

“Alaska Football Cup is more than just discovering elite players. It’s about promoting teamwork, commitment and dedication. We hope that as players you will keep those characteristics in mind. It’s a privilege to be here to open the 20th Alaska Cup,” said Uytengsu.    

20 years ago, Alaska Milk just wanted something for children that will complement the basketball program and it became bigger and bigger over time. Alaska Football Cup is the country’s biggest football event for young athletes which attracted players of all ages, from as young as six years old. They gathered in one venue to participate in one of the longest-running and most successful grassroots-development programs in the local football scene.

The Alaska Football Cup is the highly anticipated annual football tournament for today’s young athletes with school teams and football clubs from all over the Philippines including Masbate, Baguio, Negros Occidental, Cebu, Davao, Palawan, Legaspi, Laguna, Batangas, Bukidnon, Zambales, Pampanga, Tarlac, Ilocos, Bicol, Romblon, Davao Sur, Compostela Valley, Quezon, Cavite, Albay, Pangasinan, Bacolod, Iloilo, Mindoro and Metro Manila participating.

Football provides an active alternative for children in place of passive activities such as watching television, surfing the Internet, or spending too much time on social media. The National Nutrition Survey of the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) reported that health issues are best addressed by adopting an active lifestyle along with healthy diet, and regular drinking of milk, at least twice daily.

Participating in a sport develops the athletic and social skills of participants through healthy competition among the same age group, while it boosts physical and mental development. Furthermore, engaging in sports instills the values of determination, discipline, hardwork, teamwork and sportsmanship.

If you want to become an athlete too, join Alaska’s sports programs - NUTRITION. ACTION. CHAMPION.

For general information about Alaska Milk Corporation visit For general information about the 20th Alaska Football Cup visit; Like us on Facebook for updates. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Close to 7,000 runners dash for a cause at the McHappy Day Stripes Run 2015

Press Release

It’s the biggest McHappy Day Stripes Run yet as this year’s Davao and Manila fun runs gather close to 7,000 participants in support of helping kids learn how to read.  

Last December 5, McDonald's gathered close to 4,000 runners at Bonifacio Global City to run for a cause at the McHappy Day Stripes Run 2015. This year, McDonald's lined up fun race categories for every member of the family, exciting surprises and various fun fair activities.

The annual McHappy Day Stripes Run is McDonald’s Philippines’ fundraising event in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities’ flagship program, Ronald McDonald Read To Learn. The program, in partnership with the Department of Education, aims to help Grade 1 and 2 public school students from all over the country learn how to read. Beneficiaries of Ronald McDonald Read to Learn are provided with a set of big books and training for teachers who will facilitate the program.

With proceeds from the run in Manila and Davao held last November 28, McDonald's has raised over 2 million pesos to share the wonderful gift of reading to more kids nationwide. Since it began in 2002, the program has helped over 11.5 million kids in the 7,500 partnership schools.

"McDonald's has always had a special spot for children. We know the best way to make a difference in their lives is to help them learn how to read and have a chance for a better future. Through initiatives like the McHappy Day Stripes Run, McDonald's is able to open opportunities for families to help while having fun." said Kenneth Yang, McDonald's Philippines President and CEO.

Making this year’s McHappy Day Stripes Run more memorable was the support of McDonald’s brand ambassadors Alden Richards, Enrique Gil, Xian Lim, Matteo Guidicelli, Luis Manzano, Toni and Alex Gonzaga, Jeron Teng and Alonzo Muhlach. Other celebrities who showed their stripes in support of the Ronald McDonald Read to Learn Program include, Tim Yap, Mike Tan, Pancho Magno, Rich Asuncion, Ryza Cenon, Kristoffer Martin, Martin del Rosario, Joyce Ching, Derrick Monasterio, and Julian Trono.

Share your photos of the McHappy Day Stripes Run by using the hashtag #McDoStripesRun and tag @McDo_PH on Twitter and Instagram. 

Sunday, November 01, 2015

My Belkin Wishlist

Belkin is one of the most recognized brands that offers products that support mobile technology. I surely would want to get some Belkin products like the following:

1. Belkin Mixit 4000mAh Power Pack (Blue)  
If I had this in my bag, I will never run out of battery. Today's smartphones keeps us busy and entertained but it requires a lot of power and having the Belvin Mixit Power Pack will make sure your phone won't die and you'll never be bored.

2. Belkin Mixit Micro USB to USB Cable (White)  
This power cord makes sure your mobile phone is powered. The cool color white will make it easy to spot.

3. MIXIT Up 2.1A USB Home Charger (Gold)  

This high quality Belkin Mixit Home Charger ensures that my phone will be charged fast with the Belkin power cord.

4. Belkin MIXIT Micro-USB to USB Charge/Sync Cable (Red)  

This Belkin Power Cord sports a color red and it veers away from the traditional black cord. It also charges phones fast.

5. Belkin Single 2.4A USB Car Charger (Black)  

This Belkin Car Charge will charge my phone fast while on the way home or somewhere else.

Make your own wishlist like mine in the Lazada Site.

Cobra Weekly Milyonaryo Promo

Press Release

(Manila, Philippines) After the success of its nationwide promo in 2014, Cobra Energy Drink is launching once again a bigger nationwide contest, the Cobra Energy Drink Weekly Milyonaryo Promo. Cobra is raffling off one million pesos to lucky Cobra drinkers every week for eight (8) weeks in appreciation for all its loyal customers.

The more you power up with Cobra Energy Drink, the higher chances of winning. To join, buy any variant of Cobra with specially marked crowns or caps and look for the 8-digit promo code. The codes can be found under the crown for 240ml returnable glass bottles and under the cap for 350ml plastic bottles. Just text ‘COBRA 8-digit promo code’ and send to 3456. SMS messages cost 1 peso each. You may also send your entries online for free. Just visit Cobra Philippines on Facebook and look for the promo tab or visit Registration is free.

As a way of thanking Cobra’s trade partners, any sari-sari store, convenience store or retailer who registered as a store partner has a chance to win P100,000. To register as a retail partner and to get a store code, just text ‘COBRAPARTNER store owner  name/store name/store address’ and send to 3456. In order for the store partner to win, his store code must be included in the winning entry of the Cobra Weekly Milyonaryo Promo winner for the week. The customer must input the store code of his partner retailer by texting ‘COBRA 8-digit promo code/5-digit store code’ and send to 3456. Entry submitted by a customer without a store code is still valid. The more participants who will include his store codes, the more chances of winning.

Cobra Energy Drink Weekly Milyonaryo Promo will start on October 19 and will end on December 13. The first winner of one million pesos will be drawn on October 28, 2015. Winners must be able to present their winning crown or cap as proof of purchase.

For more information and detailed promo mechanics, like Cobra Energy Drink on Facebook or visit their website

Saturday, October 17, 2015

FWD Life encourages Filipinos to stay healthy and fit one move at a time

Press Release

Can you really be healthy and fit by investing just four minutes of your day in exercise?

FWD Fitness Party at BGC (Photo by Paolo Oga)

Apparently, it is possible and FWD Life is showing Filipinos how they can be healthier and fitter pursue their passions and live the life they dream of.

To encourage more Filipinos to start living a healthy lifestyle, FWD Life recently launched a health and wellness movement aptly called Live to Move—premised on the idea that attaining better health is key in living life to the fullest.

At the heart of the campaign is the FWD Motion, a specially designed four-minute metabolic fitness (MetaFit) workout which has a health benefit equivalent of up to one-hour exercise. Its four primary steps – jump, squat, push up, and lunge – will encourage Filipinos to get into their exercise gear and start moving. Short, simple, and effective, the four primary steps easily encourage people to work out regardless if they are novice, intermediate or advanced fitness enthusiasts.

#LiveToMove (Photo by Paolo Oga)

FWD Motion is a simple regimen. Its four primary steps can be integrated into daily activities and can be done anywhere, reducing the need to go to the gym or attend a workout class. Having been developed by celebrity fitness coaches Jim and Toni Saret (“The Biggest Loser Pinoy Edition Season 2,” “Fit Filipino Movement”), who are also the campaign collaborators, it is scientifically-proven to make an individual lose as much as 600 calories, depending on the intensity of execution and number of repetitions.

“FWD encourages Filipinos to be healthier through the Live To Move movement and it matches perfectly with our advocacy. Through Live To Move and the FWD Motion, we are able to motivate people to start moving in as short as four minutes only, so they can live better and healthier lives,” said Coach Jim Saret.

Coaches Jim and Toni Saret are also healthy lifestyle ambassadors of the Philippine Heart Association (PHA), the official advocacy partner of Live To Move. FWD Life supports PHA’s 52100 advocacy, a simple guide to remind people of the essentials of good health, with each number representing a daily target: five (5) servings of fruits and vegetables, two (2) hours maximum recreational screen time, one (1) hour of moderate activity, zero (0) sugared drinks, and zero (0) smoking/secondhand smoke.
“This partnership enables PHA to further promote public awareness on the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We are also grateful that through Live To Move, FWD is able to support our 52100 advocacy which encourages Filipinos to adopt simple heart-friendly daily habits,” said Dr. Alex Junia, Philippine Heart Association President.

at the FWD #LiveToMove Event with CJ (Photo by Paolo Oga)

The campaign started with the FWD Motion online video challenge wherein participants post their workout videos featuring their passions and their variations to the four primary steps. It continues with the Live To Move Tour, a series of health and wellness-themed pocket events around Metro Manila which includes group activities called Move to the Beat (Hip Hop), Move to the Groove (Zumba), Move to Fight (boxing and cardio), and Move to the FWD Motion (MetaFit). It will culminate on October 24 with the Live To Move Grand Festival where participants will enjoy exciting activities and rewards in surrounding booths for free medical consultation, cooking sessions, group workouts, and a free-for-all wellness concert.

Campaign participants are entitled to raffle entries which give them the chance to win exciting lifestyle gadgets during the tour and the grand festival.

“We have established Live To Move as a platform and the FWD Motion as a key workout routine to encourage Filipinos to start living a healthy lifestyle so they can pursue their passions. We are committed to lead the cause for Filipinos’ health and wellness in the life insurance industry, since we strongly believe in the benefits of living a healthy and more active life,” said FWD Life President and Chief Executive Officer Peter Grimes.

For more information about Live To Move campaign, visit FWD Life Philippines on Facebook. You can also visit its microsite, to upload your FWD Motion videos until October 23. You can also catch upcoming Live To Move tour stops in Bonifacio Global City on October 10 and Alabang Town Center on October 17.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Sun Piology Run 2015

SunPiology Run 2015
November 28, 2015
4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Mckinley West, Fort Bonifacio

Registration Details

  • Online
  • In Store
    • October 19 to November 22, 2015
      • RUNNR (BHS and Trinoma)
      • Toby's (Robinson's Galleria and Mall of Asia)

Finisher's Medal

Race Routes

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Race For Life 2015

Race For Life 2015
November 30, 2015
3:00 AM to 9:30 AM
SM Mall of Asia

Registration Details

  • Online
  • In Store
    • October 10 to November 6, 2015
      • Toby's (Robinson's Galleria, Mall of Asia, Robinson's Metro East and SM Manila)
      • RUNNR (BHS, ATC and Trinoma)
      • Garmin Store (Glorietta 5)

Assembly and Gun Times

Race Routes

Every runner who registers gets a free Race For LIFE 2015 shirt with timing chip, discount stubs attached to the bib, and a chance to win some prizes. But the biggest prize of all is that you get the chance to help send a poor and underprivileged young person to school.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Rexona Celebrates Fitness Through First Ever RXN FitFest

Press Release

As a brand synonymous with superior performance and freshness, for 5 years, Rexona has been hosting the already-iconic Rexona Run – combining running with fitness, fun, and music. This year, Rexona refreshes its annual fitness event and takes it to the next level to celebrate inclusivity and diversity with the first ever Rexona Fitness Festival, or the RXN FitFest on November 14 at the SMX Mall of Asia Hall 1.

This year, the number one deodorant in the world collaborates with the top fitness clubs in the country for a one-of-a-kind fitness event that offers different ways for people to get fit and stay fresh as they move.  

Rexona is collaborating with three of the top fitness clubs for the RXN FITFEST to bring you the best and most fun workouts offered in the Metro: 360 Fitness for Circuit Training, Plana Forma for Yoga Cardio and Fitness First for Body Jam.

Led by top trainers and dedicated Fitness Squads, participants in the Rexona Fitness Festival will have access to workouts designed exclusively for the RXN FIT FEST. Rexona combines three of the most popular workouts by the leading fitness gyms in the Philippines for diverse impact and maximum results.

To kick off with a good warm-up, Plana Forma brings your heart rate up with their cardio-infused yoga workout that stretches the limits of flexibility and balance with Gretchen Ho, Kryz Uy and Nicole Andersson as members of their Fitness Squad. For high intensity, 360 Fitness, together with its Fitness Squad members Dominic Roque and Janina Manipol, will lead in a 60-minute circuit training class designed to enhance strength and awareness of the body. Finally, Fitness First will get the party started with a dance-heavy workout that challenges coordination and stamina.

For one day each week for the first 3 weeks of October, each fitness gym will be hosting their own fitness party at one of their main branches that give fitness enthusiasts a sneak peek of what to expect during the main event to be held at SMX in Mall of Asia on November 14.

The Fitness Festival itself will feature classes from each of the 3 partner gyms. Participants can either sign up per class for as low as PHP300, or get the all-day festival pass that gives them access to all 3 classes at only PHP750. All participants will be receiving festival kits specialized per class with lots of freebies!

So start stretching those muscles and get those juices flowing as Rexona presents an unforgettable day of fitness and fun. Get fit and stay fresh as you Move at the RXN FIT FEST. Get your passes now at any SM Ticket outlet or buy online at 

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Try Archery with a Beginner's Kit at P15,000++

Learn to aim and shoot like a pro with Gandiva’s Beginners kit. For only P15,000++ you’ll get complete bow and arrow set plus FREE 10 HOURS LESSON. Sounds good right? Call us at 638-8771 to order or email us at

Monday, September 21, 2015

Alaska Milk bags Silver in prestigious Asia Awards for Brand Advocacy

Press Release

Truly world class.

The “Nutrition. Action. Champion.” program of Alaska Milk received international recognition for excellence when it won the silver medal in Best Use of Brand Advocacy during the 2015 Loyalty & Engagement Awards in Singapore last Aug. 13 at the Shangri-La hotel, Singapore.

The “Nutrition. Action. Champion” program was cited from among cutting-edge work across the region with 22 entries from Asia Pacific, South Asia and ANZ during the third edition of Loyalty & Engagement Awards, which was its biggest ever.

Through the “Nutrition. Action. Champion” initiative, Alaska Milk rallies Filipino children to an active lifestyle, promotes good nutrition and instills the values of discipline, determination, hard work and teamwork for them to become champions in whatever they do.

The sports activities are developed, organized and sustained by Alaska Milk and its agency partners TBWA\SMP, OPEN and Partners, and M2M Advertising Phils. Alaska Milk has one of the biggest year-long sports programs in the Philippines- with more than 60 events, six different sports (basketball, volleyball, football, triathlon, cycling and running), and more than 20,000 participants nationwide.

The Loyalty & Engagement Awards support Marketing magazine’s mission of elevating marketing standards and practices in the region with focus on customer loyalty and engagement.

Nazia Hayat of Lenovo Singapore (2nd from left) awarded the silver trophy to the Nutrition. Action. Champion. team. From left: Fen Marquez of M2M Advertising Phils., Robbie Aligada of TBWA\SMP, RG Gabunada of Alaska Milk Corporation, and Alan Fontanilla of OPEN and PARTNERS.

Monday, September 14, 2015

What Brands are Filipinos Buying Online?

Press Release

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Brands have become an essential consideration in making purchase decisions. Lazada- the Philippines’ One-Stop Shopping and Selling Destination is no stranger in understanding consumer behaviour towards brands specifically in the online retail space. In a study conducted by Lazada on which brands Filipinos buy online, Penshoppe, ASUS, and Cherry Mobile showed strong affinity with online shoppers evidenced by local Google search results as well as search and sales within the Lazada website and mobile app. Camera brand Canon and power tool brand Bosch remains to be popular among consumers aged 55 and above. The rest of the findings are illustrated in the infograph as below.

Lazada through its Marketplace Platform, works in partnership with the biggest local and international brands to provide Filipinos with a large assortment of products across electronics and lifestyle categories. "The number of consumers looking to buy beauty products online is increasing, so partnering with Lazada seemed to be the best way to expand into the online shopping space,” says Khristine Santos, Customer Development Manager of Belo Essentials.  “We regard Lazada as the most trusted e-commerce company in the Philippines and as a consumer brand, consumer trust is very important for us to grow. It allows us to easily track results and we are able to develop a better understanding of our online market,” Santos of Belo Essentials added. 

Mr. William Go, Country Sales Director of Bosch, Inc., the global brand specializing on power tools and home improvement equipment regards Lazada as “the biggest e-commerce and now one of the fastest growing distribution channels of Bosch Power Tools. With its [Lazada’s] wide range of customer reach, attractive promotions, product assortment and availability, it has managed to cater effectively and successfully to the needs and wants of customers all over the country. It is now one of the most trusted online dealers carrying the number one power tool brand globally in Bosch power tools.”

This September 15-17, Lazada, together with its brand partners, is staging its first Brands and Sellers’ Showroom ( - offering exclusive discounts of as much as 80% on select bestselling items across all categories- both available on desktop and in the Lazada Mobile App.

The Brand and Sellers’ Showroom aims to showcase Lazada’s most-loved brands at their best prices. Participating also in the Brand and Sellers’ Showroom is Alcatel where the Alcatel Flash Plus will be holding its last sale of the Alcatel Flash Plus at PhP 6490.

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Healthway Medical’s HealthCheQ now available online

Press Release

Healthway Medical, the most trusted and preferred mall-based clinics in the Philippines, recently partnered with PhilCare, the country’s first Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) provider, to be the official online seller of HealthCheQ, the Healthway’s premium brand of executive checkup.

The partnership will make Healthway’s HealthCheQ available through PhilCare’s digital platforms, including its website and Facebook page.
“With the new joint venture, we will be able to make preventive healthcare more accessible to every Filipino,” said Carmie de Leon, vice president for sales and marketing of Healthway Medical. “PhilCare is one of the biggest and most reputable HMOs in the country and we are privileged to finally forge this partnership.”
According to de Leon, Healthway customers no longer have to wait in line to purchase HealthCheQ.

“For a hassle-free transaction, they can simply avail the package and set their appointment at the comforts of their home. We want to emphasize the importance of keeping a close eye to your health,” she said. “Our aim is to give the ease of access to good health which is also achieved by having enough sleep, eating right, exercising, and de-stressing (S.E.E.D.),” she added.

On the other hand, Philcare members are entitled to have an exclusive discount of 20 percent on Healthway’s diagnostic, imaging and laboratory services for one year upon their purchase of HealthCheQ.

Maria Noemi G. Azura, president and CEO of PhilCare, Inc., noted that the partnership gave an added health assurance to its own members.

She said, “We believe that the HealthCheQ package is an excellent product to endorse because it does not only provide health checkup services; it also includes wellness activities that is needed to de-stress and improve the overall health of a person. Now, PhilCare members will be able to enjoy a full package that promotes holistic wellness.”

The HealthCheQ package includes a complete laboratory and imaging studies, a comprehensive physical evaluation, and special examinations. All results will be delivered 24 hours upon completion of the tests.

It also includes the option to enjoy an overnight hotel stay, gym membership, spa and massage treatments or yoga sessions to complete the wellness experience.
Azura said, “PhilCare is proud to be a partner of Healthway in bringing preventive healthcare closer to Filipinos. We believe that through this partnership, we are able to underscore our commitment to help our members lean towards a healthier lifestyle.”

For patients who want to avail the HealthCheQ package, you may visit or through the PhilCare Business Center at the 4F STI Holdings Building in Makati City.
For more details, visit Healthway Medical Clinics at the Alabang Town Center, Shangri-la Plaza, Market! Market!, Festival Mall, Healthway Manila, SM The Block and Greenbelt 5.

You may also like the official fan page of Healthway Medical and visit the official website at

Saturday, September 05, 2015

How to throw the perfect boodle fight by Food Panda

Press Release

From sending invites to making sure you have food and drinks enough for everyone, planning a party can be quite an arduous task, no matter how much you enjoy having people over. And although having one ‘pot luck’ style is a good hack, your guests would much rather prefer that you, as the host, took care of everything.

The ‘boodle fight’ is a great way to check at least one of your party preparations off your list—setting the tables—because a boodle fight only requires a single long table and a lot of food.

Few know that we have the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) to thank for the concept, as the boodle fight originated from the military’s practice of members of the army, regardless of rank, gathering around a long table and eating food spread over banana leaves with their bare hands.

A typical boodle fight layout. Photo from

As primal as it sounds (‘boodle’ fight is military jargon for ‘attack the food’ after all), a boodle fight need not be so messy. Just follow these tips to make your boodle fight the talk of your barkada:

1.    Have a theme.
Few things are more fun than themed parties, and your boodle fight’s can be reflected in the decorations, activities and, of course, the food! Prepare a lei for each guest, and serve kalua pork for a Hawaiian luau; spice up your guests’ evening with a Mexican fiesta, complete with tacos, enchiladas and margaritas; or go organic and serve only vegetarian delicacies!

2.    Come in costume.
Have your guests come as opposing characters, and prepare for a real fight! Heroes and villains, nerds and jocks, #TeamNicki and #TeamTaylor—the possibilities are endless! At the end of the night, award the guest with the best costume and prepare a consequence for that one friend who was just too lazy to dress up (oh come on, we all have one).

3.    Create food stations.
Encourage guests to move around and mingle by creating food stations—meat in one area, seafood in another, and desserts at the end. You also have the option of creating several stations of the same mix of food items, so guests don’t crowd the table. Print cute labels and directional signage for your stations so your guests don’t get lost in all the food!

4.    Have an accessible wash area.
Since you’ll be eating with your hands (as much as possible), your guests will appreciate a wash area complete with hand soap, lotion, and the works. Surprise them with a masseuse giving free hand massages to make it more special!

5.    Have food delivered.
Save time and have food delivered instead! With foodpanda, you can order food online from over 1,000 restaurants of different cuisines (Like Greenwich, Andoks, Omakase, Cibo, Pepper Lunch etc) and have them conveniently delivered to your doorstep via or the foodpanda app.

So gather your friends, order food, and have the best boodle fight! That’s one match you won’t mind having with one another. 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in that dark period of our nation's history when the free press was shut down, the voice of the people was suppressed, and thousands of Filipinos were abducted, tortured and summarily executed?

The University of the Philippines is again living up to its reputation as the bastion of youth social consciousness, this time through a obstacle run that will give runners a taste of what it was like during the years of Martial Law.

Dubbed The Great LEAN Run (TGLR), the activity will feature obstacles reminiscent of dictatorial rule, such as barbed wire, water cannons, anti-riot police, arbitrary arrests and much more.  Runners will aim to survive the challenges of the course for a chance to win prizes, not to mention unique bragging rights.

TGLR honours the life of Lean Alejandro, student leader of the 1980s who led the student movement that helped a national people's action to depose then President Ferdinand Marcos.

Atty. Susan Villanueva, Chairman of the UP SAMASA Alumni Association, said, "The overthrow of the dictator and our subsequent return to democracy is a major victory of the Filipino people.  The youth of today should be made aware of the real situation at the time so that they can learn from it and be guided by its lessons as they become the new leaders of the nation."

Proceeds of the obstacle run will go to the UP fund for the Liwasang Lean Alejandro.

The Great LEAN Run will be held on September 19, Saturday, 5:00pm at the UP Sunken garden and Academic Oval in Diliman.  Registration is ongoing online at the Great LEAN Run Facebook page and Chris Sports branches at SM Megamall, SM City North, Glorietta 3 and Metro Marjket Market BGC.  For details, interested participants may contact Irish Vayne  Alacar at  0906270646 and

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Shop Anything, Anytime, Anywhere with the Lazada Mobile App!

Press Release

MANILA PHILIPPINES – Lazada ( - the Philippines’ One-Stop Shopping and Selling destination continues to keep its commitment of effortless shopping to Filipinos with the Lazada Mobile App. Now, Filipinos have access to more than half a million products right at their fingertips. Giving Filipinos the power to shop anything, anytime, anywhere through the Lazada Mobile App.

With the Lazada Mobile App, everyone can conveniently shop while on the go; packed with eye-catching visuals, intuitive user interface, and true-to-form images, you can never go wrong shopping through the Lazada Mobile App. Now you don’t need to rush to the mall or brave through the bad weather or heavy traffic as shopping through the Lazada Mobile App is easy as 1-2-3! Simply download the Lazada Mobile App for FREE on iOSAppStore and Google Play Store.

Packed with daily promos and jaw-dropping discounts, the Lazada Mobile App also hosts exclusive App-Only sales for premium tech and lifestyle brands. With the same robust functionality as its web interface, the Lazada Mobile App offers the ease and convenience of shopping for those Filipinos on-the-go.
And to make every Filipino’s effortless shopping risk-free, the Lazada Mobile App also offers cash-on-delivery payment. So aside from the ease of being able to shop on-the-go through the Lazada Mobile App, everyone can pay via cash when their orders arrive on their doorsteps.

Effortless Shopping tips to all Shoppers On the Go::

Secure Shopping
·         For mobile shopping, choose shopping sites with an app. It’s easier to use and most importantly, more secure as it’s harder to tamper with.
·         Check news articles about the shopping site to ensure it’s not a temporary online shop that will disappear after pocketing your money.
·         Ensure the shopping site has a return policy such as Lazada’s Buyer Protection: online shops without return policies can mean scam or unauthentic products.
·         Do not give your password to anyone. Online shops’ email support or call support personnel should never require your password for identification.
·         Only use your credit or debit card on sites with a padlock icon in the URL bar. This means the site uses secure communications to prevent any third-party eavesdropping.
·         Check for security labels such as PCI-DSS certification. This means the shop has been audited and is certified safe to use.
·         If you don’t receive an acknowledgement email from the online shop shortly after a purchase, there might be an issue with your purchase or it might be a scam. Call the site’s hotline to verify.
·         If you strongly suspect you have been scammed and your credit card information has been stolen, contact your bank or credit card issuer to block the card and investigate.

Savvy Fashionistas
·         Pick the right size by using the size chart feature, taking your measurements and checking carefully for any international conversions (UK, US, EU, Japan).
·         Ensure the site has an exchange policy like Lazada’s 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed policy that enables you to return clothes within 7 days, and re-order the outfit in a size that fits you perfectly.
·         Only shop for fashion on shopping apps that provide a few angles so you can see exactly how the clothes fit on the model or mannequin.
·         Get your friends’ comments or ‘likes’ easily by sharing the item on Facebook or Instagram before buying.
·         Read product details to check on the fabrication so you’ll know how the clothes feel on you.

Parenting Shoppers
·         Spend quality time with your family instead of getting caught in traffic to the shopping mall. Shopping at the Lazada Mobile App lets you shop at your convenience, any time of the day!
·         Diapers and milk powder are not only expensive, but heavy to carry. Look out for online promotions and take advantage of door-step delivery.
·         Follow the Lazada Super Moms Facebook page and subscribe to the newsletters to get the latest deals delivered straight to you.
·         Don’t let getting overwhelmed in crowded malls and toy stores stop you from giving the best to your kids. Shop for educational toys online, conveniently.
·         If you’ve brought the wrong size of maternity clothes, take advantage of Lazada’s  100% Satisfaction Guaranteed policy. Return the wrong size within 14 days (30 for Vietnam), and re-order the outfit in the right size.

Tech Addicts
·         Online shopping allows you to compare prices for your favourite gadget. Do keep a look out for sellers on the same site that may offer a bigger discount or bundle deal.
·         Searching for phone accessories, power banks and covers is less overwhelming online as you can easily compare your options and colors, and sort them by price.
·         Subscribe to Lazada’s newsletter or like our Facebook page to get news on exclusive and limited edition tech launches.
·         When looking for a gadget in a specific model or colour, check out Lazada’s wide range online first. It’s better than visiting the retail store and discovering the gadget’s sold out.
·         Shopping for your favourite gadget online is easy. You can do it anytime of the day with fast and reliable delivery to your home or office.

Smart Savers
·         Take advantage of free shipping if you spend a certain amount, or do a group order with friends so you can all enjoy free shipping.
·         Download the Lazada mobile application to enjoy special app-only discounts and access sales anywhere, anytime! Turn on push notifications on mobile to stay updated on the latest promotions.
·         Watch out for time-sensitive flash deals, set your alarm so you don’t miss the promotion! 
·         Look out for exciting promotions from our bank partner with store-wide discounts.
·         Sign up for newsletters for sale promotions and coupon codes.
·         “Like” the Lazada Philippines ( on Facebook to get notifications on the latest deals.
·         To have a truly effortless mobile shopping experience, download the Lazada Mobile App and join Lazada’s Big App Sale happening this August 27-31 and enjoy as much as 80% discount from your favourite brands.

The Lazada Big App Sale: A Shopping Treat for all those Shoppers On-The-Go!

Lazada Philippines is again rolling out five (5) days of non-stop shopping deals for all Filipinos to enjoy. Packed with deals, discounts, and games, the Lazada Big App Sale ( is Lazada Philippines’ way of making shopping more enviably effortless, enjoyable, and fun for Filipinos through the Lazada Mobile App.
With as much as 80% exclusive discounts on bestsellers and favorite brands, the Lazada Big App Sale boasts hundreds of thousands of products all housed in the Lazada Mobile App.

So save and shop now with the Lazada Mobile App and be part of the Lazada Big App Sale( this August 27-31.

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