ISLAS PINAS, THE NEW ICON OF TOURISM THROUGH FILIPINO CUISINE, OPENS AT DOUBLEDRAGON PLAZA AT DD MERIDIAN PARK

Islas Pinas, an indoor “Filipino Food & Heritage Village” and a new, distinct destination for both local and international guests, is now open at the DoubleDragon Plaza, DD Meridian Park, Macapagal Avenue corner EDSA Extension, Bay Area, Pasay City, Metro Manila.

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Designed to showcase the abundance and vibrancy of the Filipino culture, this new establishment lets guests discover, explore and experience the Philippines’s heritage sites, natural resources, hospitality and most importantly, its cuisine.

The result of collaboration between DoubleDragon Group and Chef Margarita Forés, Islas Pinas is a project that aims to inspire love for the Philippines and to cultivate patriotism by showcasing the country’s beautiful sites and diverse regional cuisines. With a seating capacity of over 700 seats in an expansive 2,500 square meter space, Islas Pinas is the perfect place to give visitors a taste of the best that the Philippines has to offer.

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ISLAS PINAS also hosts an authentic Sarao Jeepney, which for many generations became the king of the Philippine streets especially in the countryside.

“DoubleDragon has always believed in embarking on projects with relevance. We believe Islas Pinas will be a landmark in the country, and will showcase the diversity not only of our cuisine and handicrafts but also our landscape and architecture brought about by the rich heritage and culture of the country,” says DoubleDragon’s Chief Investment Officer Hannah Yulo.

At the helm of this project is none other than Asia’s Best Female Chef of 2016, Margarita A. Forés whose mission is to bring Filipino cuisine to global prominence. Thus, Islas Pinas is a vision coming to life for her, where Filipino food is not just on the sidelines but at the centerstage.

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“This is an absolute dream project for me that has come at such a perfect time,” said Forés. “I give my thanks to then Undersecretary of Agriculture, now Secretary of Tourism Berna R. Puyat, for putting me together with the DoubleDragon group, who was looking for someone to operate this amazing Islas Pinas project about half a year ago. This fast-tracked such a blessed opportunity to continue pushing my biggest advocacy – that of helping to promote the best our country – our cuisine, ingredients, farers, artisan producers and home cooks from Batanes to Jolo – in the best way I can!”

It is her aim for guests to experience the Philippines with their five senses and beyond. Thus, aside from the culinary delights and a picturesque interior design worthy of Instagram posts, the venue will also feature modern and traditional cultural performances and games to ensure a fun and truly Pinoy ambiance.

SINAG, the Tagalog word for ‘ray of light’ offers all-day Filipino breakfast favorites like our TAPSILOG (TAPa – salted beef, SInangag – fried rice and ItLOG – fried egg) and Batchoy, an Ilonggo noodle soup with pork offal, crushed pork cracklings and beef loin.

ALAMAT or legend, tells the story of the different regions of the Philippines through its signature dishes. BILAO is coined after the woven winnowing basket where comfort snacks like pansit (fried noodles) and puto (rice cakes) are usually served, while PANADERYA offers neighborhood bakery favorites such as pan de sal and kalihim. TUSOK-TUSOK, on the other hand, offers urban street food finds like barbecue on stick, isaw (grilled chicken intestine) and kwek-kwek (fried quail eggs).

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PANULAK or beverage is where the samalamig (cold drinks with different flavors) will be available. Lastly, PAMPANG or shore will allow guests to enjoy chosen fresh catch cooked to their preference.

All these will be available daily, without the scorching heat and pollution as the space is fully airconditioned. Located at the bustling DD Meridian Park in the Bay Area along EDSA Extension and Macapagal Avenue, Islas Pinas can be easily accessed using both private and public transportation.

“Because of the ideal location of DoubleDragon Plaza at DD Meridian Park – our close proximity to the airport terminals and being only about 5 minutes away from NAIA X – we believe ISLAS PINAS will become a must-visit stopover for both domestic and international tourists visiting the capital,” said DoubleDragon’s Chairman Edgar Injap Sia II.

ISLAS PINAS is the main anchor of DoubleDragon Plaza, which forms part of the 4.8 Hectare DD Meridian Park commercial and office complex.

The Medical City Launches its Center for Behavioral Health

Mental Health has previously been in the background of overall health. Through the years, the World Health Organization (WHO) included mental health in its definition of health to emphasize its importance. The magnitude of the consequences of undetected and untreated mental illness has been evident in the number of suicide cases and increasing health costs.

According to the most recent data gathered by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, “Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, the 3rd leading cause of death for people aged 10 to 14 and the second leading cause of death for people aged 15-24.” According to the data, “the United States has lost $193.2 billion of earnings per year from serious mental illness.”

As a response, the Department of Health (DOH) has improved and increased its mental health programs which include a Suicide Prevention Program in partnership with a non-government organization. The Philippine Psychiatric Association has also sponsored the Philippine Mental Health Act to help make mental health services more accessible in the country.

The Medical City (TMC) Department of Psychiatry, being the only private institution in the country that offers complete psychiatry subspecialties, also takes a more active role in addressing the growing mental health needs of the country. Hence, the Center for Behavioral Health (CBH) was established.

The CBH is the first in the country to offer services that cover the entire continuum of mental health care – from wellness to illness; from assessment to early recognition, to therapeutic intervention to home care; from care that necessitates one therapist to care that necessitates shared responsibility among several team members; from individual therapy to group therapy, and from promotive to preventive care. The CBH is headed by Dr. Mary Daryl Joyce Lindo-Calleja.

Aside from General and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry services, the CBH offers services to address addiction, and children and teens’ behavioral health challenges.

The CBH’s Addiction Psychiatry Services include an Outpatient Detoxification Program, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, and Relapse Prevention I and II. The outpatient detoxification program is designed for patients with a history of substance abuse who wish to undergo detoxification to get rid of the substance and its ill effects.

The Motivational Enhancement Therapy or MET is a five-session module designed for patients with a history of substance abuse who wish to live a life of sobriety, but are also undecided about abstaining and how to initiate change. There are two programs under Relapse Prevention, namely Group Therapy and Distress Tolerance and Emotion Regulation Skills Training.

The following services are being offered to address children and adolescents’ mental health concerns − Group Therapy for Teens, The Parenting Toolkit, and School Mental Health Consult. The Group Therapy for Teens is a group therapy module for adolescents with depression and anxiety designed to enhance self-esteem, utilizing arts-based activities and sharing of experiences to foster a sense of group cohesion and individual empowerment.

The Parenting Toolkit is a half-day workshop designed to teach parents effective skills to raise emotionally and behaviorally healthy children. It combines lectures, role playing, and case-based group discussions. Separate workshops are designed for pre-school and school-age children as well as adolescents.

The School Mental Health Consult is a consultation service designed to continuously provide school counselors and administrators expert assistance on how to address the myriad mental health challenges schools face today.

For more information, please call the Center for Behavioral Health at 9881000 ext. 6135 or 6282.

What would the ideal workspace for millennials look like?

If an imposing or isolated desk, and a nameplate on the door defined the ideal office space of the 80s and 90s, today’s employees want the exact opposite. With millennials taking over the workforce, it’s time to reconsider just how at tune an existing work space is with their needs.

Founder and owner of the BOOGI concept and furniture store, Burkhardt Zipperich, said that the workspace needed today is one that is responsive to the needs of its users at a particular time.

“Millennials require more than just a desk and chair; they need space that can easily adapt to the need at hand – whether it is for them to prevent external distractions, or to create a space that would be conducive for collaboration and the free flow of ideas,” Zipperich said.

Meeting the needs of millennials are ergonomic, functional, and cool office furniture pieces from some of the multi-awarded European furniture brands housed in BOOGI. One particular brand that stands out is Actiu, one of the most innovative Spanish furniture brands that have been consistently receiving awards in its home country and across Europe.

Banking on its Cool Working Space ideology, Actiu has designed workspace furniture, taking into consideration the changing individual functions and the various ways of collaboration. Initially implemented in their offices across the globe, the Cool Working Space business strategy eventually found its way into the design concept.

In February, Actiu was bestowed with the National Innovation and Design Award by King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain. Dubbed as the highest award for design in Spain, it recognized the excellence and exemplary career of Actiu in the field of design and innovation.

“The Cool Working Space of Actiu actually promotes collaboration, improves focus, and enhances team work. But the best thing about the workspace made with Actiu is how it can easily adapt without sacrificing its primary functions,” said Zipperich.

BOOGI is located along Arnaiz Avenue in Makati City.

Seascape Village Redefines Dining Experience in Metro Manila

Seafood indulgence in Metro Manila is on a whole new level with the opening of Seascape Village Bay Market.

Seascape Village Bay Market is home to restaurants that offer Filipino, Asian, and fusion cuisines, and a wet and dry market that features fresh seafood trading. It is also a place where dining customers can enjoy an unobstructed view of the glorious Manila Bay sunset.

The Philippines being a tropical archipelago, is also one of the world’s primary sources of fresh seafood. It comes as no surprise for locals and tourists to search for dining places that specialize in seafood. Setting apart the Bay Market is the unique experience of how it elevates the whole process of seafood dining – from selecting fresh and live fish, crabs, shells, and even lobsters, to choosing how it will be cooked – something that everyone is sure to enjoy.

“We really wanted to bring a new experience for locals and tourists alike. Seafood is one of the bountiful resources that we have and with Seascape Village, we are able to bring a more interactive experience to dining,” said Christine Suntay, Seascape Village Marketing and Events Head.

To cater to different segments, the Seascape Village Bay Market has several restaurants that offer various price points – from casual gatherings to the more refined dining. Seascape Village is home to Mr. A’s Bar, Asian Taste Restaurant, Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps, Darwin’s Café Hong Kong Special, Fish Music Bar, GoGo Kitchen, Golden China, Golden Fortune, Lhong-E, Lola Ina’s Seafood Paluto Restaurant, Mazu Seaside Diner, Wow Cow Fresh Beef Hot Pot, Yatai Asian Cuisine, and other exciting food stalls.

The Seascape Village Bay Market is the first of the four phases of Seascape Village, which are all set to open in the next two years. The second phase is geared towards lifestyle and wellness. The third phase of the development is all about events and entertainment while the fourth phase will feature a hotel and commercial complex. Upon its completion, one of the main highlights of the property is a beachfront that accords a view of Manila Bay and its famous sunset.

Seascape Village is located at Atang dela Rama Street corner Zoilo Hilario Street, in between Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel and the Manila Film Center, within the Cultural Center of the Philippines complex in Pasay City.

SHELL HELIX ULTRA GIVES ULTIMATE ENGINE PERFORMANCE AND PROTECTION

No matter the challenges on the road, Shell Helix Ultra is designed to meet every motorists’ needs. Developed using ground breaking technology, Shell Helix Ultra is the first natural gas-based fully synthetic oil that can withstand it all, enabling its users to drive on uninterrupted. Made with PurePlus technology, it has less of the impurities and sediments found in crude-based oils that can cause engine damage and corrosion over time.

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By delivering superior protection for ultimate engine performance, car engines are fully protected from extreme temperatures to urban city stresses. Shell Helix Ultra stays stronger for longer to provide superior protection against wear, up to 32% better resistance to oil degradation and up to 50% less evaporation to deliver on fuel and engine efficiency. With its active cleansing technology, it also protects from harmful sludge and deposits that can seriously affect the car’s engine power and performance.

With confidence in the long-lasting engine performance of Shell Helix Ultra, Shell is now offering drivers added peace of mind and the confidence to drive without worry. AXA Partners Philippines, one of the largest and fastest growing assistance solutions companies in the country, joins Shell to provide Shell Helix Ultra users with an extended engine warranty for up to 12 years (or 200,000km). Because Shell stands by its products, the warranty will cover engine problems caused by lubrication issues. For added protection and value, Shell will provide Shell Helix Ultra users with two roadside assistance every six months for peace of mind on the road. Incidents can include towing and minor repairs like accidents, breakdowns, flat tires, battery boosting, emergency fuel delivery, and sending of locksmith.

On top of the extended engine warranty and free roadside assistance, Shell Helix Ultra users can experience world-class service at Shell Helix Oil Change+ centers, one of the most convenient, affordable, and best quality service centers available in the market. Shell Helix Oil Change+ service centers are fully equipped with a complete vehicle servicing set-up and comfortable customer lounges with Wi-Fi access and viewing windows. All technicians are highly trained and certified by the Don Bosco Technical Institute, a premier institution for driver education and for technical-vocational training. Shell Helix Oil Change+ goes the extra mile by providing comprehensive historical data for future visits and free service reminders for car owners’ ease and convenience.

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With over 100 years of experience, Shell has proven time and again why it is one of the most trusted leaders in the energy and petroleum industry, and the number 1 global lubricants supplier for 11 years now according to the Kline Global Report. Shell’s partner OEM manufacturers globally and locally including Ferrari, Maserati, BMW, Ford, Mazda, Subaru, Mercedes Benz, Jeep, and Hyundai are confident that Shell Helix Ultra lives up to its guarantee. Fueled by these smarter mobility partnerships, Shell Helix Ultra keeps car engines running stronger for longer, enabling the passion for driving.

For more information on the extended warranty, free roadside assistance, and Shell Helix Oil Change+ locations, visit http://share.shell.com/consumer/ph

Cream-O Flix Fest on a unique outdoor movie experience

Jack ‘n Jill Cream-O brought another memorable outdoor cinema experience in a colourful arcade-themed entertainment park with the second year of Cream-O Flix Fest: Unlock the Irresistible.

The chocolate cookie brand welcomed everyone to a cozy picnic-style area at Central Park, SM By the Bay, where visitors enjoyed an entertaining screening of Hollywood movies.

Creamoholics of all ages enjoyed the action-packed animation of Lego Batman Movie. They also watched futuristic quests in X-Men Days of Future Past, and reveled in the amazing adventure of young Peter Parker in Spider-Man Homecoming.

The day wasn’t just about movies as special activities were created for everyone to enjoy; Creamoholics had a blast showcasing their creativity at the Cream–Ofied Creations booth where they decorated their favorite Cream-O Vanilla, Choco Fudge, Deluxe, Crinkles, Chocolate Chip, Cookies ‘n Cream and Choco ‘n Berries cookies in four easy steps: choose, dip, sprinkle, and drizzle. This create-your-own-Cream-O activity was well received by guests. Consumers also took photos of their cookie creations and shared it online at the Cream-O Flatlay booth.

The crowd was also treated to engaging game booths where they brought out their playful sides and won prizes. Cream-O Warp Pipes and Claw the Cream-O challenged their competitive skills on getting treats using claw mechanism; while Cream-O Movie Combo Trivia Game tested their knowledge on popular movies.

Cream-O made the event more memorable as guests were serenaded with live music performances in between screenings. Lucky Creamoholics also took home Instax Mini Cameras and Kidzania Tickets from the raffle draws.

The second Cream-O Flix Fest truly satisfied everyone’s sweet cravings and created an unforgettable experience for all Creamoholics. If you missed the fun, be sure to follow Jack ‘n Jill Cream-O on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at “/creamoholicsph” for surprises and updates from the brand.

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.

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

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

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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.