Improving sights for Marawi victims

Essilor Vision Foundation and the Integrated Philippine Association of Optometrists. Inc. (IPAO) join hands to provide vision care solutions to Marawi’s communities in need by 2020.

 

When the armed conflict in Marawi erupted last year, the residents were forced to leave their homes and livelihood to avoid being involved in the chaos; many of them were wounded and lost loved ones during the escape. Now that the battle has finally ceased, the citizens are faced with another concern: how will they start their new lives when all that remains are rumbles and ashes?

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Rehabilitating Marawi will take months and maybe even years. In an effort to help restore the once beautiful and diversified communities, Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) and The Integrated Philippine Association of Optometrists, Inc. (IPAO), created an advocacy campaign entitled, Marawi 2020 with the aim of bringing eye care to the people in need, and ultimately to give them hope for a brighter, clearer tomorrow.

 

Marawi 2020 campaign is one of the many programs spearheaded by EVF, the philanthropic arm of Essilor, world leader in ophthalmic optics. EVF is committed to eliminating poor vision and its lifelong consequences, and to providing underprivileged people the opportunity to live a better life through better sight. Last year, EVF ASEAN also launched the Eye Can Succeed campaign in the Philippines, which helped over 10,000 senior high school students to perform better at school by providing free eye check-ups and prescription glasses to those in need. The foundation established in Singapore in 2014 also organizes charity events in neighbouring ASEAN countries such as Indonesia, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam.

 

“In our own little way, we aim to help the people of Marawi find hope despite everything that happened.  Through this advocacy campaign, we wish to boost people’s confidence in seeing life more clearly. Better vision in life lets them know that it is never too late to start anew, to brush off the ashes and hope for a brighter future,” shared Dr. Emelita Roleda, general manager of Essilor Philippines.

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With the help of volunteer optometrists from IPAO, the campaign will provide all residents with free eye checks and corrective glasses, if needed. EVF and IPAO also aim to create sustainable access to vision care services by creating an Eye & Vision Clinic at the Department of Health (DOH) Hospital in Marawi City. Furthermore, the program aims to help local optometrists re-establish their practices by providing them livelihood to recover from their losses.

For more information about the Marawi 2020 advocacy campaign, visit Essilor’s website at www.essilor.com.ph, and follow @EssilorPH on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

30% cashback at Robinsons using PayMaya QR this Summer 2018

Shopping for all your fashion, food, and retail needs this summer just got a lot more exciting as Robinsons and PayMaya brings as much as 30% cashback for your purchases at participating brands of Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. when you pay via Paymaya QR.

From March 15 to June 15, 2018, shoppers will get enjoy 30% cashback (maximum of P500 per store per day) when they pay via PayMaya QR in Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Appliances, Robinsons Builders, True Value, True Home, Handyman, Toys R Us, Daiso, and brands under Robinsons Store Specialists Inc. such as Topman, Topshop, Topman, Dorothy Perkins, Burton Menswear, Miss Selfridge, Warehouse, and G2000.

Additionally, they can also get as much as 20% cashback (maximum of P300 per store per day) for their purchases via PayMaya QR in Robinsons Supermarket, Ministop, Southstar Drug, and The Generics Pharmacy.

Paying for all your summer finds–from clothes, to toys, and even food and drinks to take on road trips–is made easier with PayMaya QR. All you have to do is download the app on your phone, register using your mobile number, add money through Robinsons Business Center or one of PayMaya’s more than 15,000 touchpoints nationwide, scan the QR code at the counter, enter the amount you need to pay and click ‘Buy’!

“This summer, PayMaya is your best companion as you explore fresh adventures and try out new experiences. This collaboration with Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. will help bring you the best summer ever as you shop for your favorite summer must-haves and daily needs with massive discounts and exciting perks through PayMaya QR,” said Paolo Azzola, COO and Managing Director at PayMaya Philippines.

“We’re excited to bring yet another innovation in shopping experience through PayMaya QR, which will definitely make shopping starting this summer a whole lot easier and more convenient for our customers,” added Johnson Go, General Manager of Robinsons Department Store.

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It’s time to kickstart summer with exciting perks and promos with the launch of PayMaya QR in Robinsons Department Store and other brands under Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. nationwide. With PayMaya QR, consumers can now shop conveniently and swiftly and even enjoy as much as 30% cashback on their purchases. Leading the launch were (from left) Vic Tria, FVP and Head of PLDT Alpha; Orlando B. Vea, CEO and President, Voyager Innovations and PayMaya Philippines; Robina Gokongwei-Pe, Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. President and COO; Alex Caeg, Smart and PLDT Consumer Development Head; Jody Gadia, Robinsons Supermarket Corp. General Manager; and Johnson Go, Robinsons Department Store General Manager.

 

 

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Convenient, fast, and accurate–these are just some of the benefits of paying via PayMaya QR at various brands under Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc. Leading the launch of PayMaya QR at Robinsons Place Manila were (from left) Orlando B. Vea, Voyager Innovations and PayMaya Philippines President and CEO; Johnson Go, Robinsons Department Store General Manager; Jody Gadia, Robinsons Supermarket Corp. General Manager; Robina Gokongwei-Pe, Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. President and COO; Alex Caeg, Smart and PLDT Consumer Development Head; and Vic Tria, FVP and Head of PLDT Alpha.

 

To add money to your PayMaya account, simply proceed to the Robinsons Business Center inside Robinsons Department Stores. Additionally, you may add funds to your account via the more than 15,000 touchpoints available nationwide, which include 7-Eleven branches, Touchpay Kiosks, UnionBank ATMs, 2Go, ExpressPay, Cebuana Lhuillier, Palawan Pawnshop branches, Smart Padala centers, RCBC Online and Metrobank Online.

To know more about PayMaya and its partnership with Robinsons Retail Holdings, Inc.,, visit pymy.co/robinsons or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

DoubleDragon’s Hotel 101-Fort is fast on the rise

Hotel 101, the flagship homegrown brand of Hotel of Asia, Inc., a subsidiary of publicly listed real estate firm DoubleDragon Properties Corp., adds to its growing portfolio of hotel properties with the ongoing construction of Hotel 101-Fort.

Rising at 33 storeys and standing on a prime 1,224 sq. m. prime corner lot, Hotel 101-Fort is envisioned to be a premier business and leisure hotel. Once completed in 2020, Hotel 101-Fort will house a total of 606 well-appointed hotel rooms, a three-level podium with specialty retail shops and dining outlets, and a full amenity floor. Furthermore, Hotel 101-Fort is centrally located and is but a stone’s throw away from BGC’s shopping and dining district, which is sure to attract the burgeoning tourist market. With this, Hotel 101 offers the utmost comfort, privacy, and convenience.

Apart from the solid backing of DoubleDragon Properties Corp., what sets Hotel 101 apart from the rest is the unique and worry-free investment opportunity that the company offers, allowing investors the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to partner with a fast-growing hotel and hospitality brand and contribute to the robust Philippine tourism industry.

Investors are assured of 30% of the total gross room revenues (excluding taxes), with Hotel 101 overseeing operating expenses, unit repairs, and maintenance for the utmost peace of mind. A premium grade hotel unit under your name, meanwhile, lets you to stay for free for 10 days in a year — while consistently earning from your unit all year round!

“We envision Hotel 101 to become the largest and most recognized hotel chain in the Philippines, with Hotel 101-Fort standing as one of our premium, flagship properties,” shares Edgar “Injap” Sia II, chairman of DoubleDragon. “Its enviable location puts you at the center of business and pleasure.”

Hotel 101-Fort is the second Hotel 101 project to launch in the Philippines. Presently, Hotel 101 -Manila at the Mall of Asia Complex is already in full operation, with other properties in Davao and Boracay in various stages of construction and development. By 2020, the company expects 5,000 rooms in operation across the country.

40 finalists vie for the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018

A total of 40 fit, smart, and sexy aspirants from Davao, Cebu and Metro Manila will compete in the finals of the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018.

The finalists are consist of 10 Superbods male and 10 Superbods female (18 to 37 years old) and 10 Superbods Ageless male and 10 Superbods Ageless female (38 to 50 years old). Superbods male finalists are Luiji Panoso, Angelo Cacciatore, Jules Aquino, Sandro Roman, Elcid Camacho, Anthony Wahl, Farzam Nasirian, Denver Hernandez, Tommy Tiangco, and Tony De Oteyza. Female finalists are Maureen Montagne, Bella Ysmael, Faith Garcia, Queenie Rehman, Amanda Villanueva, Weizel Gulfan, Mariah Nilo, Christine Balaguer, Kim Ross Williams, and Joanna Toledo.

Male finalists in the Superbods Ageless category are Marc Dungo, Albert Adrales, Jerome Salvado, Manny Apilado, Jude Yap, Grech Go, Rob Geronimo, Ari Simangan, Manu Reyes, and Johann Ludovica. Superbods Ageless female finalists are Angel Jones, Glenda Bayona, Lois Hunter, Margaret Chua Lao, Anna Cope, Mica Fuentes, Maricel Cruz, Elisse Camarillo, Romela Nacar, and Michelle Garcia.

The finalists were chosen by a panel of judges composed of top photographer Xander Angeles of Edge of Light; Century Tuna Superbods 2014 grand winner Sara Polverini; PC&V Communications president and chief creative officer Ariel Comia; Century Pacific Food, Inc. vice president and general manager Greg Banzon; Century Tuna Superbods 2016 1st runner up Clint Bondad; professional volleyball player Alyssa Valdez; and online influencer Nico Bolzico.

“The hunt for the next Century Tuna Superbods has always been a long and rigorous process,” says Greg Banzon, general manager of Century Pacific Food, Inc. “But this year, we knew it will be even more challenging because of the introduction of the Ageless category. My fellow judges and I really had to be extra discerning in selecting the best of the crop.”

The 40 finalists will participate in an exciting line up of activities throughout the summer: the VIP Night hosted by Raymond Gutierrez and Gelli Victor; the Ultimate Challenge at the Inflatable Island in Subic where the finalists’ mental and physical health will be put to the test. This is hosted by Sam YG and Amanda Fernandez; and the Superbods Weekend which includes a fashion show by Zalora that will feature the finalists on April 7; the fun Underpants Run at Filinvest City in Alabang, Muntinlupa in the morning of April 8 and the Electric Spinning Party in BGC Amphitheater in the afternoon.

On April 12, 2018, the much-awaited grand Finals Night will be held at the Cove, Okada Manila.

The four winners of Century Tuna Superbods 2018 will each receive P500,000 in cash. They will also receive an appliance showcase worth P250,000 from Indesit, Mabe, and Philips; an editorial campaign contract from Zalora; a training contract from Star Magic; a 1-year unlimited elite membership at Gold’s Gym; a May 2018 Mega Magazine supplement feature; P5,000 worth of Vansydical Sportswear; and a special prize from Cove.

One lucky Superbods finalist will take home a brand-new Chevrolet Trax! The winner will be selected based on the transformation videos of each candidate’s journey towards becoming a Superbod.

The following special awards will also be given during the finals night: Superbod Beachbod, Superbod of the Night (Best in Runway), Superbods Challenge winners, People’s Choice, Photogenic award and Best in Congeniality.

Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 is made possible with the support of Cove Manila, the official venue partner of Century Tuna Superbods Ageless Finals Night.

Major Sponsors: Indesit, Mabe and Philips Domestic Appliances.

Minor Sponsors: Tanduay Distillers, Inc., Zalora, Chevrolet, Gold’s Gym and Star Magic.

Participating sponsors: Shakey’s, Quorn, Gardenia, Vansydical, Sir George Salon and Fudgy Bar 100 Calorie pack.

For more details, updates on events, and registration, visit Century Tuna Superbods on Facebook: www.facebook.com/centurytuna.

Celebrating thier 5th year – Lubao international Balloon and Music Festival Event

The municipality of Lubao, Pampanga is home to the annual Lubao International Balloon and Music
Festival event. Now on its 5 th year, #LubaoIBMF2018 is set to continue on with its trademark summer
experience that’s perfect for family and friends.

Happening on March 23 – 25, 2018 at Pradera Verde, festival goers can expect a total of thirty-one
(31) exciting local and international balloons to paint the skies of Lubao. A wide variety of new
surprises will also be offered aside from the usual favorite on ground and aerial activities to keep
everyone entertained throughout the day.

Continuing on with the massive success of last year’s first ever music fest with international acts,
attendees can expect a follow up that is as fun and exhilirating, if not more. An amazing lineup of
musical acts awaits everyone at the #LubaoIBMF2018.

From the morning flight all the way to the concert at night, the festival will be packed with
entertainment that will surely make the event’s 5 th year another memorable one.

The Lubao International Balloon and Music Festival 2018 is organized by Lubao International Balloon
Festival, Inc. (LIBF) together with Forthinker, Inc., in cooperation with the Arts, Culture and Tourism
Office of Pampanga (ACTO) and with support from Provincial Government of Pampanga.
Lubao International Balloon Festival, Inc.

BALLOON SUMMARY:
● Total Balloons – 31
● Regular Shape – 23
● Special Shape – 8
● International – 26
● Local – 5
● Participating Countries – 20 (Philippines, Korea, Vietnam, USA, Belgium, Malaysia,
Netherlands, France, Turkey, UK, Japan, Thailand, Germany, Australia, Taiwan, Brazil,
Spain, Canada, Colombia, India)

TICKET PRICES:

● General Admission – Php300/day
● Entrance Ticket to Flying Area – P500/person; Limited slots only for safety reasons; Will be
announced on site
● Tethered Balloon Ride – P1000/person; Will be announced on site
● Children 2 ½ feet and below are FREE
TICKET OUTLETS:
● Online: www.smtickets.com
● All SM Ticket Outlets Nationwide
● On-Site
VENUE CAPACITY:
● General Admission – 100,000

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES:

● Separate File
GATES OPEN:
● 4:00 AM – 12:00 AM
BALLOON FLIGHT SCHEDULE:
● Morning Flight: 5:30 AM to 6:30 AM (subject to wind and weather conditions)
PERFORMERS:
● Friday (March 23)
Evening
○ Front Acts
■ Kyoto
■ Ex-Battalion
○ Featured Acts
■ Silent Sanctuary
■ Moira Dela Torre
● Saturday (March 24)
Morning
○ Entertainment
■ Maymay Entrata & Edward Barber
Evening
○ Front Acts
■ Autotelic
■ December Avenue
○ Featured Acts
■ Michael Pangilinan
■ Sarah Geronimo with Ronnie Liang and Jona Soquite
● Sunday (March 25)
Morning
○ Entertainment
■ McCoy De Leon & Elisse Joson
Evening
○ Front Acts
■ Ben & Ben
■ The Ransom Collective
○ Featured Acts
■ UDD
■ Bamboo

ACTIVITIES:
● Rallycross
● Off Road
● Motocross
● Ultralight
● Motoparagliding
● Zookobia
● Inflatables
● Oculus Archery
● Target Airsoft
● Rides: Ferris Wheel, Swing and Bungee
Trampoline
● Fireworks Display

LIST OF SPONSORS:

● Major:
○ San Miguel Corporation
■ San Miguel Beer
■ Petron Corporation
■ Purefoods Tender Juicy Hotdog
■ Purefoods Nuggets
■ Magnolia Ice Cream
■ SanMig Coffee
● Minor:
○ NLEX Corporation
● Onsite:
○ Jollibee
○ SM City Pampanga
○ Globe Telecom

MEDIA SPONSORS:
● AXN Philippines
● Sony Channel Philippines
● Animax
● GMA Network
● GMA News TV
● GMA News Online
● Barangay LS FM
● Business Mirror
● Philippine Graphic
● Health and Lifestyle Magazine
● Click the City
● Travel Now
● Philstar
● Travel Life Magazine
● Adober Studios
● Wish FM
● SocialTV
● CLTV36
● GV Radio
Program Feature: Unang Hirit

SOME FAQ’s:

1. Where is Lubao located?
It is bounded by the municipalities of Guagua on the north, Sasmuan on the
east, Floridablanca on the west and Orani, Bataan on the south.

2. How to get to the Festival?
DRIVING

VIA NLEX

● Take the North Luzon Expressway and then take San Fernando toll exit
● Turn left towards Jose Abad Santos Ave. (Formerly Olangapo – Gapan road)
● Head towards the town Lubao, passing Gua-Gua – Sta. Rita Intersection and
Golangco intersection (brgy. Prado Siongco is the last barangay of Lubao
before Bataan)
● The venue is at the right side of the highway, before the Pampanga and
Bataan welcome arch.

VIA SCTEX

● Take SCTEX toll Plaza heading towards Subic
● Take Dinalupihan toll exit; then turn left to Lubao
● The venue is right after the Bataan – Pampanga welcome arch
VIA TPLEX /SCTEX
● Take TPLEX towards SCTEX Toll Plaza heading to Subic
● Take Dinalupihan toll exit; then turn left to Lubao
● The venue is right after the Bataan-Pampanga welcome arch

TRANSIT

FROM MANILA

● Ride Genesis, Victory Liner, or Bataan Transit bus going to Olongapo,
Mariveles, or Balanga ask the bus conductor if they will pass by Lubao,
Pampanga
● If the bus will pass Lubao, then ask the bus conductor to drop you off at
Pradera Verde where the Hot Air Balloon Festival will take place
● All bus liners takes a bus stop over in Lubao
● For Victory Liner, its a 15 minutes away from Pradera Verde

FROM SAN FERNANDO, PAMPANGA

● Ride a Jeepney going to Sta. Cruz or Gua-Gua. Go down to the Jeepney
Terminal
● In the Jeepney Terminal. Ride a Jeepney going to Dinalupihan. Ask the drive
to drop you off at Pradera Verde where the Hot Air Balloon Festival will take
place

FROM BATAAN AND OLONGAPO

● Ride a Jeepney going to Dinalupihan, Bataan. Go down to the
Jeepney Terminal
● In the Jeepney Terminal. Ride a Jeepney going to Sta. Cruz or
Gua-Gua. Ask the driver to drop you off at Pradera Verde where the Hot Air
Balloon Festival will take place
or
● Ride a Victory Liner bus going to San Fernando, Pampanga or Manila.
ask the bus conductor to drop you off at Pradera Verde where the Hot Air
Balloon Festival will take place
3. Can guests exit and re-enter during the festival?
● Guests are allowed to exit and re-enter during the festival, provided that they got a
stamp

Called to Rescue spends Love Day with Children in Kidzania Manila

In celebration of this year’s Valentine’s season, Called to Rescue, a non-profit, worldwide organization dedicated to the rescuing of minor children from sex trafficking, violence, and abuse, recently held the Love Day event at Kidzania Manila together with children under the “Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program” (4Ps) from different barangays in Taguig.

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Love Day, organized by Called to Rescue, in partnership with communications and social agency ComCo Southeast Asia and McDonald’s Philippines, is dedicated to giving underprivileged children a memorable time in which they can be themselves – as young, playful and carefree kids and dream for their future.

Called to Rescue founder Dr. Cyndi Romine shared, “Children are dreamers and learners and as much as everyone wants to see children learn and enjoy at the same time, let us not forget that there are still other kids who are being abused, trafficked and abducted. Between 1.2 million and 1.8 million children are being trafficked each year world-wide according to the International Labor of Organization.”

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This is where the mission of Called to Rescue comes in – to help create and keep a safe environment for children. Called to Rescue aims to help protect and save every child who is a victim of abuse, violence and human trafficking and everyone can be a part of this cause by becoming heroes and bringing hope to children.

“We have the power to create a safe environment for kids and this is possible only if we work together. There are plenty of ways to help – you can volunteer, spread awareness about the cause, sponsor or donate to programs and report abuses against children,” added Dr. Romine.

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Called to Rescue Officer-in-Charge Anthony Pangilinan and celebrity advocates Donny Pangilinan, RJ dela Fuente and Quest were present during the Love Day event at Kidzania Manila and shared inspirational talks and performances.

Kidzania Manila is the perfect place for children to experience and role-play their dream jobs like being a fireman, cabin crew, or doctor. Kidzania Manila gives the children the opportunity to explore and learn while having fun.

You can be part of the solution. You are called rescue. Report trafficking, abuse, and cases of missing children to the Called to Rescue local hotline at 0917-541-0287 or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Called2RescuePh/ or website at calledtorescue.com.ph.

Far Eastern University chronicles bravery in building an academic legacy

Far Eastern University (FEU) gathers its alumni, faculty and members of administration, stakeholders, family, and friends to witness the premiere of the documentary Be Brave at the Ayala Museum.

The film is about FEU and the legacy of its founder Dr. Nicanor Reyes as told through his daughter Dr. Lourdes Reyes Montinola. It retells the vision and determination of the man who contributed to the development of the country by helping pave the way to making quality education accessible to Filipinos.

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“It is our founder’s aspiration that his school’s graduates would enjoy rewarding careers that promote the country’s economic growth. This was the reason behind his choices of accountancy, law, and medicine as flagship academic programs. FEU was also first to offer night classes to provide more opportunities for students to learn,” says the school’s current President Dr. Michael Alba.

The documentary reveals more of these important milestones that influenced our current education system. John Silva, a history expert and proponent of Philippine arts and culture, gives his commentary and shares his insights on FEU’s role in society.

“Dr. Nicanor Reyes was a visionary and innovator. He introduced ideas that encouraged holistic learning,” says Atty. Gianna Montinola, VP for Corporate Affairs. “During these times that challenge our resilience and conviction, we are reminded of the legacy and noble dream of our founder. It is our hope that through Be Brave, today’s generation and the next will appreciate the true value of education.”

Be Brave premieres in time with the university’s 90th founding anniversary.

Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018

This summer 2018, strong and sexy will know no age as Century Tuna, the country’s number one tuna, ups the ante, raises the stakes, and pushes the envelope once more as it launches the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018—the most awaited and most exciting summer event that spotlights health and fitness for men and women of any age!

The hunt for the fittest and healthiest men and women all over our islands returns to break the norms of what our bodies can do. Whatever the age, there should be no limits, no boundaries, in what you can achieve in order to be fit and healthy, especially with Century Tuna!

For the first time ever in this most awaited bi-annual event, the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 search features two exciting categories with 36 finalists: 20 finalists in the 18-37 years old category and 16 finalists in the 38-50 years old category. Yes, you heard it right! This year’s Superbods search, truly summer’s hottest event, will now also welcome ageless participants in its bid to prove that, indeed, you can still be fit, sexy, and beautiful regardless of age.

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“This year’s Superbods search revolves around the theme of ageless,” says Greg Banzon, general manager of Century Pacific Food, Inc. “This time around, we want to put forth the message that age should not be a hindrance to staying fit and healthy, and that we should never stop in our pursuit of physical fitness and wellness. That’s why we added a totally new category for those 38-50 years old.”

Making their presence felt and serving as the ultimate ageless fitspirations are Alice Dixon, Ina Raymundo, and Sunshine Cruz, Century Tuna’s Power Women, who previously appeared in the all-new ‘Red’ TVC that highlights their ravishing bodies and gorgeous looks despite their age. Joining them are the Yummybodies of Century—Gerald Anderson, Matteo Guidicelli and Paulo Avelino.

The Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 kicks off with the nationwide go-sees on February 11, 18, 24, and 25 in Davao City, Cebu and Manila, respectively. These will be followed by a slate of exhilarating activities that are sure to add spice and delight to the search! There’s the VIP Night to be hosted by Mond Gutierrez and Gelli Victor; the Ultimate Challenge that will test the finalists’ mental and physical health to be held at the Inflatable Island, Subic; the Superbods Weekend including the fun Underpants Run in Filinvest; the Zalora Fashion Show, which culminates in the Finals Night on April 12, 2018 at the Cove, Okada Manila.

Up for grabs are a whopping 500,000 pesos each for 4 winners, a chance to have a training contract with Star Magic this year, and a chance to win a Chevrolet Trax! Also at stake are special awards including Stylish Superbod of the night, People’s Choice, Best in Congeniality, Superbods Photogenic, Runway Superbod of the night, Superbod Beach Bod, and Superbods Challenge Winner.

“Whether you’re in your fittest best at 20 or still in your peak at 40, we want to prove that age is just a number,” Gela Pecson, Century Tuna marketing manager relates. “Which is why, this year, we’re encouraging and motivating everyone, especially those in the ageless bracket, to take part and prove to others that nothing is impossible if you set your mind and heart into it.”

So go ahead, conquer yourself! Show them what you got in the Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018.

Century Tuna Superbods Ageless 2018 is made possible by Cove Manila, Philipps, Indesit, Mabe, Tanduay Distillers, Inc., Zalora, and Chevrolet.

For more details, updates on events, and registration, visit Century Tuna Superbods on Facebook: www.facebook.com/centurytuna.

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CENTURY TUNA SUPERBODS AGELESS 2018 MECHANICS

Casting Call for Century Tuna Superbods 2018-02-05
The Century Tuna Superbods is the hottest event of the summer with over 2 Million prizes at stake. This year, Century Tuna goes Ageless, there will now be two age categories:
Category 1 – The Superbods (18-37 years old)
Category 2 – The Ageless (38-50 years old)

One male and female for each category will be declared this year’s Superbods and Century Tuna’s next image models, winning Php500,000 each plus other exciting perks.

Are you healthy? Are you sexy? Are you a Superbod? Be part of CENTURY TUNA SUPERBODS AGELESS 2018!

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Open to male and female with Filipino Heritage.
2. Age limit: 18 to 37 years old (Superbods) and 38 to 50 years old (Ageless).
3. Height requirement: Must be at least 5’7” for Men and 5’4” for Women (and or above).
4. Physically fit.
5. Pleasing personality.
6. No prior endorsements from any competing brand.
7. PARTICIPANTS MUST RESIDE IN THE PHILIPPINES FROM FEBRUARY 2018 UNTIL APRIL 2019.
8. No prior record of public misdemeanour.
9. Must be available on the following dates:
• February 25, 2018 – Final Callback
• March 3, 2018 – Grooming of the Finalists
• March 4, 2018 – Workshop
• March 5, 2018 – Photoshoot
• March 15, 2018 – Press Launch
• March 19, 2018 – Superbods Ageless Ultimate Challenge
• April 2, 2018 – Zalora Fitting
• April 7, 2018 – Zalora Fashion Show
• April 8, 2018 – Superbods Day (Marathon and Fitness Party)
• April 10 to 11, 2018 – Offsite Rehearsals for Finals Night
• April 12, 2018 – Finals Night

REQUIREMENTS:
1. Birth Certificate
2. Most recent photo (1 Head Shot and 1 Full Body)
3. Three (3) pcs. of Century Tuna Label
4. Filled-up application form
5. Swimwear (two-piece for female and board shorts for male)

GOSEE SCHEDULES:
• February 11, 2018 – SEDA Hotel, Davao City (10 am – 5 pm)
• February 17, 2018 – Gold’s Gym, Ayala Center Cebu
• February 18 and 24, 2018 – Manila (venue to follow)

For inquiries and registration, feel free to contact Apple Marabe-Cuenca at 0917-702-1894.

THE SECRETS OF WAKANDA UNCOVERED

Get to know the world of Marvel’s Black Panther at SM Malls

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther will be coming to movie screens in the Philippines from February 14, 2018! To celebrate the movie’s launch, Marvel fans can head to their nearest SM Mall to enjoy an immersive experience by SM Cinema, “The Secrets of Wakanda”.

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Here are the top three reasons why you need to visit “The Secrets of Wakanda”:

1. Unveil the mysteries behind the Vibranium Cave
Get a glimpse of the mystical metal Vibranium: the controversial mineral that is found in Captain America’s shield. It has allowed Wakanda to take huge steps in technology, and is the very reason why enemies seek to step foot into the nation.

2. Fight like the Warriors of Wakanda
Get a feel of what it’s like to be one of the country’s bravest as we celebrate the African nation’s protectors, the Warriors of Wakanda, with a gallery inspired by the soldier’s traditional yet hi-tech outfits.

3. Meet the King of Wakanda — the Black Panther
Cap off your visit by paying tribute to their leader, T’Challa, popularly known as the Black Panther, and take photos with a life-sized figurine of the super hero.

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‘The Secrets of Wakanda’ arrives at the SM Mall of Asia on January 26 and travels to SM East Ortigas on February 8, SM City Fairview on February 22, and SM City San Lazaro on March 8. There will also be retail areas for fans to purchase Wakanda-inspired apparel.

To make your Marvel movie experience more exciting, SM Cinema gives away a free popcorn treat when you buy your tickets online! Free popcorn can be availed by the first 1000 people per day from February 14 to 16, 2018 and valid in SM Mall of Asia, SM North EDSA and SM Megamall.

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Catch Marvel’s Black Panther arrives at IMAX and SM Cinema branches nationwide on February 14. Book your tickets now through the new website, www.smcinema.com or for an even more convenient experience, get the SM Cinema app and win tickets to the advance movie screening! Download the SM Cinema app now through the App store and Google Play. Stay tuned to /SMCinema on Facebook and @SM_Cinema on Instagram for more information.