Sabado, Hunyo 23, 2018



 Sign up now for the first-ever MARVEL-themed run in South Asia

20 JUNE 2018, MANILA - Calling all MARVEL fans, it is time to suit up for the first-ever MARVEL-themed run in South Asia - the MARVEL Run Philippines 2018.  The event is set to take place on July 7, 2018, at the SM Mall of Asia Event Grounds.

The 2018 Philippines MARVEL Run is organized by ColorManila, the country’s number one fun-run organizer.

ColorManila VP Justine Cordero says, “We look forward to having the first Philippines MARVEL Run on July 7, and we would like to invite all MARVEL fans and ColorManila followers out there, to take part in this highly anticipated event.  The runners will surely like the kits that we have designed and prepared for them, along with the other MARVEL items that come with the race packages.”

There are four (4) race kit colors available, black, grey, green and blue.

The black drifit shirt, which carries the logos of Thor, The Hulk, Captain America, and Spiderman, is part of the Deluxe Race Kit package.  Priced at P1,500, the drifit shirt comes with a finisher’s medal, a race bib, and a color packet.

While runners who sign up for the Premium Race Kit package and the VIP Race Kit package can choose between the grey, green and blue kits.  Avenger fans would love to be seen in these kits with the green one carrying Hulk’s logo, the grey one with Thor’s logo, and the blue one with Captain America’s signature logo - his shield.

The Premium Kit package, which is priced at P2,050, comes with a drifit shirt (with 3 colors to choose from), a race bib, sunglasses that match the shirt chosen, finisher’s medal, color packet, and a MARVEL drawstring bag.

While those who join the VIP category, valued at P3,050, will get a drifit shirt (also with 3 colors to choose from), a race bib, sunglasses that match the shirt chosen, finisher’s medal, color packet, a MARVEL drawstring bag, towel, and lastly, access to the VIP Lounge.

Runners also have the option of choosing between three race categories - 3K, 5K and 10K.

Registration is still ongoing. For more information, for more details.



COLOR MANILA encourages everyone to run, and to illustrate to non-runners how enjoyable the sport is, we bring out the real fun in the ‘fun’ run, through a color festival.  We are the paintbrushes, and You are the Paint. We carry the palette but You make your own Strokes. You become the human canvas, as we literally bring out your most energetic and happiest hue.

You are the Color, the human Canvas. You are the bits and pieces of this kaleidoscope. Because life is not a competition. Rather, it is a race where you run at your own pace, where you throw high-fives to people, where you carry all the colors of your experiences. We make this as the most exciting fun run ever, that you’d want to do it over and over again. We want to give you that unique kaleidoscope experience every time!

Visit for more information.

Miyerkules, Hunyo 20, 2018

Entrepreneurs honored in the first-ever Certified Leapreneur Awards

Employees turned entrepreneurs are honored in the first Certified Leapreneur Awards held at St. Francis Shangri-la Place last June 19, 2018.  
The Certified Leapreneur Awards is the first-ever recognition given to employees who took the “Leap of faith” to become full-fledge “Entrepreneurs.”
The award is given to 15 employees-turned-entrepreneurs, whose businesses vary from Agriculture, Retail, Construction, Hospitality, Services, and eCommerce.
This is an advocacy of Leapreneur Founder, Jerry Ilao, who himself was once an employee for 7 years in a multinational company.  He left his corporate job to become a full-time entrepreneur in 2007.
After realizing that 7 out of 10 employees want to start their own business someday, Ilao founded Leapreneur in 2015 to help employees transition to entrepreneurship. He believes that this will have positive ripple effects in our economy where one employee-turned-entrepreneur can hire more employees, and consequently, unemployment is reduced, one employee at a time.

Currently, Leapreneur has more than 6,000 members, and many are Overseas Filipino Workers from Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong and Japan. Leapreneur has helped many Filipinos through its various programs such as Leapreneur Insights, Jerry’s Notes, Startup Blueprint Masterclass Program, Meet-up activities and various Leapreneur Trainings.
“Most employees and OFWs don’t have any clue how to start their own business.  We want to teach them and show that with the right preparation, and unwavering determination, becoming a successful entrepreneur is indeed doable,” said Jerry Ilao.
The awardees are: Raymund Layoso of Rayne Laundry Express, Donna May Tomboc of ZNTR Travel and Tours, Alexander Duca of CodeSkitch Solutions & Upbeat Multimedia, Cecille Sarmiento of Buttons Up Ventures Inc., Christine Acosta of C.A. Design and Build, John Carlos Valdepenas of SV Wellness and Services Corporation, Engr. Jun Tamayo of Aquasian Water Technologies Inc., Esther Joy Sanchez Villa Vitaliana Farms Inc., Mark Bryan Asilo of MYNE Inc., Elisa Cruz of Westgate Farm, Jojo Cruzado of The Laundry Project, Miguel dela Rosa of MPLIFY Marketing Enterprise, Edward Cruz of Ecomilion Inc., Mark Angelo Hernandez of MOZ Inc., and Ronnie Billones of BillGreen Enterprises.

Ted Ferrer, Chairman of Generika Group, and Armando “Butz” Bartolome, President of GMB Franchise Developers, along with various successful entrepreneurs are also present to witness the momentous event.

For more information, you may visit or visit to join up for FREE.

Lunes, Hunyo 18, 2018

Meet Jake Zyrus at Asia Leaders Awards 2018

Jake Zyrus achievements are enough to make him as one of the leaders. Meet Jake Zyrus as part of the Awards Committee.

Here’s some snippets on what’s written about him online.

“Zyrus released the studio album Charice in 2010; it entered the Billboard 200 at number eight, making it the first album of an Asian solo singer ever to land in the Top 10.

The single "Pyramid", featuring singer Iyaz, is Zyrus's most successful single to date, charting within the Top 40 in a number of countries after its debut live performance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Crossing over to acting on television, he joined the cast of TV series Glee as Sunshine Corazon.Subsequently, "Before It Explodes", written by Bruno Mars, was released as the lead single from Zyrus's second international studio album, Infinity.”

Nominate now at Gala Night on November 15, 2018, Makati Shangrila Hotel. Grab your tickets now!

Miyerkules, Hunyo 13, 2018

Muslim youth and women break fast together to fight discrimination, celebrate diversity through food

QUEZON CITY (June 13, 2018) -- Some 160 women and youth from the Muslim communities of Baseco in Manila, Maharlika Village in Taguig, and Culiat in Quezon City gathered Tuesday for iftar, or breaking of the fast during the holy month of Ramadan, to celebrate diversity through food.

Nine women from the said enclaves prepared and served regional Moro dishes.

Peacebuilding organization International Alert hosted this iftar with support from the New Zealand government.  

During the program, Alert showed "Crescent Feast" a 10-minute documentary on how food promotes cultural understanding and bridges religious divides

Alert's country manager, Nikki de la Rosa, stressed that there is bigger work ahead for women and youth, especially in advocating for the passage of The Anti-Discrimination Bill that would protect the rights of religious and indigenous minorities and ensure equal socioeconomic opportunities for all.

According to de la Rosa, Muslim youth and women experience so much discrimination solely because of their faith. They face difficulty getting jobs if they have Arab-sounding names, or they are not allowed to practice their faith freely – many women are told to remove their hijab in many work places.

De la Rosa said that discrimination stems from common prejudices that non-Muslim Filipinos have towards Filipino Muslims who are deemed violent and untrustworthy and should be avoided.

“Alert believes that sharing food is one way to address this lack of understanding. When introduced to different types of Moro food – whether Meranao, Maguindanaoan, Tausug, Yakan, or Sama – we are opened to new ways of tasting and thinking. We realize that we are more alike than different,” de la Rosa explained.

Hopefully, we can begin appreciating, instead of fearing or condemning our Muslim brothers and sisters. We will know that there is, in fact, no "other," because we have the same love for food, for gathering, for celebrations, for country,” de la Rosa stressed.

Actor and peace advocate Robin Padilla graced the occasion, which was held at his property, Museo Padilla. He extolled the role that women and youth play in peacebuilding. He said that for him, solidarity meant doing good for others without expecting anything in return. Padilla urged both Muslims and non-Muslims to follow the teachings of their religion and work for peace.

That morning, nine women from said enclaves cooked the celebratory meal at Back of the House Collab Kitchen in Quezon City. The dishes include kapsa, an Arab-inspired chicken and basmati rice dish, Maguindanaoan beef rendang, Meranano piaparan – stewed chicken with turmeric, grated coconut, and coconut cream, and daral -- A Tausug dessert of sweetened young coconut spring rolls.

Martes, Hunyo 12, 2018

Aliw @40 Concert set on October 4, 2018 at Aliw Theater

Back to the Filipino roots, Back to the Filipino Culture. Let’s support one another. For the benefit & to support the Filipino Entertainers under Aliw Awards Foundation, the only Grammys in the Philippines, we will present  the biggest concert with Aliw “Entertainer of the Year” awardees as performers.

Join us on October 4, 2018 at Aliw Theater and be among those 2350 attendees who will experience how great our local entertainers are who captured the hearts of millions from different generations; Ms. Pilita Corales, Rico J. Puno, Hajji Alejandro, Kuh Ledesma, Liza Macuja Elizalde, Ballet Manila, Jun Polistico and Ms. Imelda Papin. We are still waiting for other performers confirmations. It will be directed by our award winning director Freddie Santos.

VIP Php 4500
Gold Php 3500
Silver Php 2500
Bronze Php 1500

We are accepting sponsors and exhibitors. For more information: |09778978877 or 2193503

Asia Leaders Awards 2018 is open now for Nomination

Asia Leaders Forum Series is one of the most sought after business forum in the nation where leaders are speakers sharing their expertise to promote the Philippines as the premier business hub in Asia. For this year, Tag Media Group launched the “Asia Leaders Awards” to acknowledge the honourable men and women who are continuously sharing their skills and time for the greater good not only for the Philippines but beyond. Asia Leaders Awards is built on the idea that for entrepreneurs to continue innovating, empowering others and sustaining their leadership.


1. Lifetime Excellence Award
2. Young Leader Award
3. Young CEO Award
4. Technology Company of the Year
5. Soul for OFWs Company of the Year
6. Tag Media & PR Brand Company of the Year Award
7. Most Innovative Company of the Year
8. SME Company of the Year
9. Green Company of the Year
10. CSR Company of the Year
11. Service Excellence Company of the Year
12. BPO Company of the Year
13. Tourism Company of the Year
14. Mentor of the Year Award
15. Global Filipino Leader Award
16. Start Up Company of the Year
17. Real Estate Company of the Year
18. Asean Company of the Year
19. Entrepreneur Of The Year Award
20. Hospitality Company of the Year Award

Nominations started this May 2018 with accomplished, credible and recognised business leaders in Asia Pacific & Beyond as judges. Nomination link is  Gala Night will be on November 15, 2018 at Makati Shangrila Hotel. Judges will be launched also in a Press Conference this September 2018. Confirmed judging committee;

Rick Sobreviñas - Chairman (American Association of the Philippines)

James Jimenez - Director (Commission on Elections)

Dr. Elton See Tan- Vice Chairman (Federation of Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce)

Andrew Troy Nicolas- Co Founder & CEO (Tag Media Group)

Robert Laurel Yupangco - President (Yupangco Group of Companies)

Ajay Kesavan- Country Head (GI Corp Philippines Incorporated)

Rudolf Kotik - Founder & CEO ( RK Franchise Consultancy)

Mikel Yaw- Group Managing Director (Elabram Systems Group)

We are accepting sponsors and exhibitors. For more information:, |09778978877 or 2193503

Linggo, Hunyo 10, 2018


Michael I. Barredo was born in Manila on April 2, 1955. He graduated from the De La Salle University with a B.A. General Studies in 1975 and B.A Philosophy and Letters in 1999.
He figured in a vehicular accident that left him visually impaired in 1979 and began his involvement with the disabled sector soon after. Sports being an integral part of his life as a former athlete then into sports administration, it has been his lifelong passion to advocate the importance of ‘Sports for All” especially for those with a disability as it develops self-confidence, heightens self-esteem and strengthen ones competitive spirit.
He is the founding President of the National Paralympic Committee of the Philippines, former Chairman of International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Asia from 2002-2004, then became the IBSA World President from 2005-2013, former Commissioner of the Philippines Sports Commission (PSC), founding governing Board Member and Vice President of the Asian Paralympic Council and also a charter member of the Board of Governors of ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF). Currently, he is the President of Philippine Paralympic Committee(PPC)- NPC Philippines, Chairman of the APSF Board of Governors(BOG), member of the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) Executive Board as representative for the South East Asia Sub Region.
In 2013, Barredo received the Victor Ludorum, “The Winner of the Games”, from IBSA and is a recipient of the“Paralympic Order” from International Paralympic Committee (IPC), which is the highest tribute given to individuals for their contribution in furthering the Paralympic Movement throughout the world.
The “Asian Order” was also awarded to Barredo last November 2016 during the General Assembly in Bangkok, Thailand.  It is the highest order that the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) can bestow and is awarded to any person who has illustrated the APC ideals through his or her actions, has demonstrated outstanding achievement in their sport, or has given outstanding and long-lasting services to the APC cause.
Other Awards:
Outstanding Disabled in Business-1988
The Outstanding Young Men(TOYM) of the Philippines-1992
De La Salle University Sports Hall of Fame inductee- 2006

Apolinario Mabini Awardee

Biyernes, Hunyo 8, 2018


Holistic Integrative Care Center's much anticipated holistic nutrition workshop is back!

Let's get your health journey started!

Come and join us in a day of making delectable and healthy recipes and discover why everyone is falling in love with plant-based diet. Be inspired to create new recipes, learn new things, and meet new friends. There will be sampling of yummy healthy dishes, take home recipes, and handouts along with question and answer time and a truly unforgettable experience to share.

With our World Class Speķakers:

Chef Arlene Clemente- an internationally trained holistic raw food Chef, with amazing credentials and seasoned speaker for health, wellness and disease management.

Holistic Ambassador Ronnie Liang - certified music hit maker and a health buff, following what is good for the body, mind and spirit.

Mr Eddie Peterson – Korean - American MISSO partner well versed in juicing and oil extractor products, health advocate spreading wellness and goodwill

Registration fee: P2, 500/ person

Venue: IAJWC Conference Room, 33F Atlanta Center, Annapolis St., Greenhills, San Juan City
Date: June 29, 2018
Time: 10am to 4pm

FREE lunch, FREE manuals, FREE aprons, FREE take-home samplers, Raffle Prizes, Ronnie Liang’s Album with Autograph
With Onsite Knife, Onsite Chopping Board, Spices and ingredients - Vegetables and Fruits

For more details and reservations, contact us at the following numbers:
PR Jay 0916-917-5054 / 0933-817-9674
HICC hotlines: 02 744-5355 0923-146-8686


Huwebes, Hunyo 7, 2018

Meeting set for Philippines' hosting of 10th ASEAN Para Games

Preparations for the 10th ASEAN Para Games that will be hosted by the Philippines in January 2020 goes full swing this June with the meeting of the ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF) that will be attended by Heads of National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) from the 11 member countries of Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Myanmar, Brunei, Laos, Cambodia, Timor Leste and the Philippines.
Andrew Parsons, current president of the International Paralympic Committee, gives a big boost to the event as his Manila visit coincides with the conduct of the federation meeting. Parsons is here to help promote the Philippine paralympic movement, which embraces the IPC vision to enable para athletes to achieve sporting excellence, and inspire and excite the world.

At the top of the agenda is identification of the sports to be played in the 10th ASEAN Para Games (APG) that will be held in January 2020, after the 30th Southeast Asian Games that will also be hosted by the Philippines in December 2019.

A total of 16 sports were played in the 9th APG held in Malaysia in 2017. These were Boccia, Chess, Cerebral Palsy Football, Football 5-A-Side, Goalball, Para Archery, Para Athletics, Para Badminton, Para Cycling, Para Powerlifting, Para Swimming, Para Table Tennis, Sitting Volleyball, Tenpin Bowling, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Tennis.

Participants in the APG include athletes with physical, vision and intellectual disabilities. The ASEAN Para Games is under the regulation of the ASEAN Para Sports Federation (APSF) while the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Asian Paralympic Committee lend technical and classification assistance when needed.

The Para Games, held every two years, is traditionally hosted by the country where the Southeast Asian Games are held. It is supported by the Philippine Sports Commission.

Michael Barredo, Philippine Paralympic Committee President, said the June meeting in Manila will set the preparations for the ASEAN Para Games in motion and Parsons’ presence here on a visit will boost efforts currently underway for the coming Para Games. This is the second time that the Philippines is hosting the ASEAN Para Games since 2005.

Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano, who is ASEAN Para Games Organizing Committee Chairman, announced that the games will be held in three separate hubs located in Metro Manila, Clark and Subic. An international sports complex is now under construction in Clark where a 20,000-seat stadium is rising.  An aquatic center that meets Olympic standards is also in the works.

The ASEAN Para Sports Federation meeting will be held from June 8 to 9 at the Bonifacio Global City.

Lunes, Hunyo 4, 2018

Honda PH joins Color Manila's CM Challenge Run in Taguig

Taguig City—June 3, 2018—Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI), the number one motorcycle manufacturer in the Philippines, joins Color Manila’s CM CHALLENGE, the biggest obstacle fun run in the country, at McKinley West in Taguig City.

After conquering Clark, Pampanga and Sta. Rosa, Laguna last March and April respectively, HPI joins for another leg of Color Manila this time in Taguig City. To match the concept of this fun, entertaining and exciting event, HPI brings the colorful lineup of the new Honda BeAT and its nine color variants and a test ride course complete with its learn-to-ride program and free test ride of HPI’s automatic models, that matches the fun and youthful vibe in the event, while runners dance to their own BeAT with the ONE DREAM dance contest.

“In Honda, we believe in providing the joy of mobility to every Filipino, which is why we sponsored Color Manila Paradise Run, the biggest and most colorful concept run in the country and spread the excitement and fun in different cities in the Philippines. Through Color Manila, we can relate to the interests of the millennials through their fun lifestyle,” said Mr. Jomel Jerezo, General Manager and Department Manager of Motorcycle Business Planning.

This CM CHALLENGE is a unique event with exciting twists where participating runners will have to skip, hop, slide, crawl, and run, while they are brimming in colored powders from the color stations situated throughout the 5 kilometer route. It is capped off with the latest beats from the DJ while colored powders are thrown in the air.

Founded in 2012, Color Manila is the pioneer of colorful and fun concept runs in the Philippines. Runners can choose to join different concept runs such as CM Classic, CM Blacklight, CM Paradise, CM Glitter, and CM Challenge, to spread the excitement and fun of running one city at a time.

For more information, visit or follow their Facebook and and twitter @Colormanila. You can also follow Honda Philippines, Inc. on Facebook – or visit their official website – 

Sabado, Hunyo 2, 2018

Yupangco Group of Companies celebrates its Golden Years Anniversary

One of the most significant milestones in any organisation is its 50th year. Spending half a century with employees and clients definitely calls for a major celebration. Known as the Golden Anniversary, the 50th year milestone is traditionally associated with gold. Like what the gold colour symbolises, the 50th year mines a wealth of the company, and with the refining, carries an optimism of the 51st year and beyond.

Considering the importance of this occasion, it would be especially meaningful  to celebrate the 50th anniversary with the employees and partners. Yupangco Group of Companies is all about the employees, the backbone of any organisations. Leading the celebration which was held at Bel- Air Covered court is the chairman of the board, or should I say, the chairwoman of the Board, the matriarch of the Laurel- Yupangco family and the only daughter of the Philippines former President, Jose P. Laurel is Nita Laurel Yupangco who was so adorable and always smiling all throughout the event at the age of 91 Years Old. A remarkable woman indeed and with her was the 6 children. The children, all the President or CEO of the different companies under Yupangco Group were in attendance and in full support and they are Robert Laurel Yupangco, Gary Yupangco, Regina Yupangco De Ocampo, Philip Yupangco, Jose Marie Yupangco and Rene Mari Yupangco. Top Management of the different companies under Yupangco Group attended, all 300 of them.

Some of the companies under Yupangco Group are as follows;

Yupangco Holdings
Yupangco Electronics Corporations
Regines Forex
Yupangco Music Academy (Yamaha Music)
YL Finance
Manila Express
Zoomanity Group (Zoobic Safari, Zoocobia Fun Zoo, Zoolit at Residence Inn, Zoocolate Thrills, Paradizoo, Samgyupsalamat, Jinsei, Midori)

In full force also and the one who hosted the event was Zoomanity Group which bagged the best performance award and best in costume.

To know more about the event and to contact them; / 09778978877

Kissaten Pet Friendly Cafe: On why this spot is your place for meetings

To all coffee addicts in Manila, did you know that there’s unlimited servings of brewed coffee inside Century City Mall in Makati for just Php 199? Yep inside UnliCity where Samgyupsalamat (Unlimited Korean BBQ) and Jinsei (Unlimited Japanese Maki and Yakitori) are located at the 3rd floor, Alfresco Area is where “Kissaten” Pet Friendly Cafe is located too.

Here’s how to avail;

1. Inform any Kissaten personnel to avail the membership
2. Choose your unlimited rate (Yearly, Monthly, Weekly)
3. Fill up the registration form
4. Wait for further instruction and details to avail

The promo is inclusive of Coffee and Tea and you can also avail it with an additional dessert.

What are you waiting for? It’s the best for meetings where you all likes coffee. Not only that, during lunch if you like your unlimited Korean BBQ or your unlimited Japanese Maki with unlimited coffee and dessert, you can ask also. Unlimited meals starts from only Php 399.00.

There are also lots of coffee flavours and options to choose from like Espresso, Americano, Cappuccino,  Cafe Latte, Cafe Mocha, Caramel Macchiato, Matcha and Premium Japanese Coffee. For Blended; Mocha Frappe, Java Chip, Chico Hazelnut, Caramel Latte, Strawberry and Cream, Matcha Frappe and Matcha Oreo. For Milkshakes; Choco S’mores,Strawberry, Salted Caramel POP, Choco Cake Shake and Caramel Cake Shake. They serve also juices like Orange, Calamansi, House Blend Iced Tea, Lemonade and House Japanese Tea.

For other details, please contact Sassy at 09996506344.
#UnliCity  #CenturyCityMall