Vermosa Active Revolution

Ayala Land furthers its thrust of promoting a healthy and active lifestyle by rallying a new breed of athletes as it unveiled another exciting spectacle—the Vermosa Active Revolution—to be held on December 3 and 4 inside the 700-hectare master-planned, mixed-use estate development in Cavite.

At the Vermosa Active Revolution press launch, guests were treated to a head start of what to expect during the two-day event, as well as a sneak peek of the special line-up of performers headlined by Drop and Roll, led by world-renowned street trials rider Danny MacAskill and his crew, to highlight their first visit to the Philippines and the Asian region as part of their world tour.

Gear up for an active lifestyle revolution

As the most accessible premier sports destination in the country, Ayala Land’s Vermosa Estate, located along Daang-Hari Road, will play host to a high-octane extravaganza that’s set to thrill everyone’s senses through the Vermosa Active Revolution’s Kinetic, Inspire, and Refresh activity zones.

At the Kinetic Zone, Danny MacAskill’s jaw-dropping Drop and Roll exhibition performance is expected to rouse local riders and enthusiasts alike. With Drop and Roll show schedules on December 3 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and on December 4 at 4:00 p.m., participants will also get the chance to grab exciting freebies and personally meet and greet the stunt bike superstar and his team composed of Duncan Shaw, Fabio Wibmer, and Ali C.

Various cycling clinics and bike rentals for the two-day event will also be available at the Vermosa Bike Skills Park, while the motocross track will host an activity for riders. The Ninja Academy will also mount a parkour obstacle course for festival goers to try out together with other surprises, while a poi LED exhibition performance by Planet Zips will cap-off a night of fun-filled activities.

The Inspire Zone will host one of the South’s biggest sports and lifestyle expos, where attendees can jumpstart their active living through great deals and finds from the

country’s hottest retail brands such as JB Sports, KTM Bikes, Fox Gear, Columbia, Top Bike shops and many more.

The Refresh Zone will provide good eats and sound beats to revitalize one’s mind, body, and soul. And with acoustic artists and DJs to keep the celebration alive, as well as food truck concessionaires rolling in at Cavite’s first Gastro Food Truck Park to energize the festival goers, the Vermosa Active Revolution will truly be a one-of-a-kind, pre-Christmas present for everyone.

Indeed, Ayala Land’s Vermosa Estate is the only master-planned, mixed-use town core that promotes healthy and active living in a venue that provides holistic training for the new breed of sports enthusiasts. And as the premier destination for new-age sports, the Vermosa Active Revolution promises an event like no other, bringing in international acts in a local setting that’s accessible to every Filipino.

#Jointheactiverevolution and fuel your passion for a healthy and active lifestyle! For more updates and information on Vermosa’s exciting events, activities, and offerings, visit the official Facebook page, @Vermosaph or www.vermosa.ph.

About Vermosa Estate:

Ayala Land’s signature development and fourth largest estate, Vermosa is a 700-hectare future city that is master planned to offer mixed-use components such as horizontal residential options, sports-themed retail establishments, healthy dining selections, a central business district, hotel, educational institutions, and entertainment complexes that are seamlessly integrated with generous green open spaces. Vermosa Estate is a 55-minute drive from Makati, primarily accessible thru Daang Hari Road via MCX (Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway) and the soon-to-open CALAX (Cavite-Laguna Expressway).

For more information on Vermosa’s upcoming activities and offerings, visit its official Facebook page, @Vermosaph or log on to www.vermosa.ph

Pioneer Insurance accepting entries for #MoveOnLang Songwriting Competition

Pioneer, one of the top life and non-life insurance companies in the country, is inviting aspiring songwriters and musicians to join the #MoveOnLang Songwriting Competition.

Participants can submit their entries at www.moveonlang.ph until November 15, 2016 for a chance to win a cash prize of up to PHP 100,000 plus PHP 100,000 worth of insurance coverage from Pioneer, as well as the opportunity to have their songs recorded and performed by musicians of their choice.

Applicants must be aged 15 to 24 years old and currently enrolled as students in the Philippines to join. Each applicant can submit up to five song entries, with a maximum song length of 3 minutes and 30 seconds. Applicants can also register as a group with up to five members, with one member designated as the official representative.

In line with the theme of moving on, song entries must be inspirational and about bouncing back from life’s challenges.

“We wanted a theme that would exemplify what being a Filipino is all about. We are known all over the world for our resilience, with new stories appearing everyday about Filipinos getting back on their feet after life has dealt them a hard blow. We want this competition to produce songs that can inspire the nation to keep on moving forward despite setbacks and difficulties,” shared Pioneer’s Marketing Head Len Pozon.

A panel of professionals and practitioners from the music industry will screen the entries and select ten finalists, all of whom will receive PHP 100,000 worth of insurance coverage from Pioneer. The finalists will be announced on December 5, 2016, and their songs posted at the event’s official site www.moveonlang.ph as well as on Pioneer’s social media pages (Facebook page www.facebook.com/PioneerIsYourInsurance).

Online voting period will begin on December 5 upon announcement of the finalists and will end on December 16. The finalist with the most votes will be crowned Online Favorite and awarded a cash prize of PHP 10,000.

A PHP 100,000 cash prize awaits the grand winner, while the second and third placer will get PHP 50,000 and PHP 30,000 respectively. A consolation prize of PHP 10,000 will be given to each of the remaining seven finalists.

Over the past few years, Pioneer has made it their priority to support the arts by encouraging the youth towards artistic pursuits through competitions in various creative fields like video production, playwriting and this year, songwriting.

“Filipinos have always loved music, and songs are a powerfully simple way to express oneself and inspire others,” shares Ms. Pozon. “We want to share Pioneer’s message of hope through this competition and through the next generation of homegrown musicians. This competition is also a wonderful chance for us to support and promote our local music industry among the youth, through our partnership with FILSCAP” says Ms. Pozon.

Since September, the FILSCAP Campus Caravan toured several universities around Metro Manila. Students from the University of The Philippines Diliman, University of Santo Tomas, San Beda College Alabang, University of Makati and De La Salle University Manila had the chance to learn about songwriting from prominent songwriters and icons from the music industry like Rico Blanco, Yael Yuzon, Gloc 9, Champ Lui Pio, and Raimund Marasigan. The Campus Caravan is set to visit University of the Philippines Los Baños and University of Mindanao this November.

For more information on the #MoveOnLang Songwriting Competition, visit their official website at www.moveonlang.ph

New bike activities for newbies and pros now offered at Nuvali’s Camp N

Nuvali announced that it will be offering bike clinics for both beginners and intermediate riders at the “Camp N Incubator Trail and Bike Hub” in partnership with Specialized Philippines starting October 29. Camp N will also offer bike tours around the 2,290-hectare Nuvali landscape which will go through the bird sanctuary trails and dirt roads. Nuvali is an Ayala Land sustainable estate that sits in the cities of Sta. Rosa, Calamba and Cabuyao in Laguna and features a diverse mix of residential and commercial developments.

As a premier incubator hub and team-building space, Camp N features thrill-based and skill-based facilities designed to tests one’s physical limits, mental abilities, character, and values. Through its partnership with Specialized Philippines, a 3.4-kilometer winding trail was built within this 6-hectare facility. The trail is filled with dips, bridges, and obstacles that are designed to test and train bikers’ abilities. There is also a dedicated play space for balance bikes where kids can practice balancing on two wheels. Along the trails are pit stops where guests can take a breather and enjoy refreshments.

Beginner bike clinics include courses on basic safety, bike parts, proper riding techniques, shifting, and hurdling obstacles. Intermediate clinics include lessons in riding pumps, hops, and cornering techniques, among others. All bike clinic fees include bike and helmet rentals and a dedicated instructor. Additional equipment such as knee pads, elbow pads, and gloves are available for rent.

“We are encouraging the use of bikes as a mode of transportation and as a leisure activity because Nuvali is all about bringing people closer to nature and enjoying the outdoors which in turn promotes a healthier lifestyle.” said Jennifer Chua, Nuvali marketing manager.
Nuvali has dedicated approximately 50% of its estate to green and open topography which feature a 35-kilometer mountain biking and hiking trail, among others. Dedicated bike lanes are also part of Nuvali’s ecologically- sustainable design, as well as a multi-functional lake and wildlife and bird sanctuary.

Those who wish to test their skills in biking or learn how to ride for the first time can register for the Camp N basic or intermediate bike clinics through World of Outbound at 0977-8422696(CAMPN) or camp-n@lakbaykalisakan.com.

Camp N’s thrill-based and skill-based attractions also include the Adventure Tower that houses the biggest rollercoaster zipline in Asia and facilities for wall climbing, rappelling and free fall. There is an obstacle course with three challenge levels and rope-based challenges set high in the air called Aerial Walk. A series of balancing platforms and tightropes called High and Low Rope Initiatives requires the participation of small groups. Beside Camp N is a tree nursery and demo organic farm called Greens & Patches where guests can learn about biodiversity and gardening or relax in the art and meditation center.

“Camp N is a learning destination created for Nuvali’s thriving community. Students can learn more about themselves, understand the environment and lead an active, healthy and sustainable life because after all, these young learners will be the custodians of what this generation will leave behind,” said Mon Jocson, Camp N operations manager.

To get to Nuvali, private vehicles can get off at the Mamplasan, Sta. Rosa, Eton-Greenfield, Silangan,
or Canlubang exit along South Luzon Expressway (SLEX). Public transportation to Nuvali is available from major jump-offs such as Makati, Bonifacio Global City, and Balibago.

DR. James Rouse – Vitamins of life

Forget the fad diets—this program integrates mindfulness, eating with intention, and interval-based movement to help you live an inspired, healthier, and longer life.

In Think Eat Move Thrive, Dr. James Rouse and Dr. Debra Rouse offer a simple piece of advice that goes a long way: stop looking at your habits and body as obstacles and start looking within. By replacing quick fixes with mindfulness techniques and simple practices, you’ll feel better immediately and find lifelong wellness.

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Based on science-supported medicine and healthy living research, Think Eat Move Thrive provides an easy formula integrating three key components: mindfulness, eating with intention, and interval-based movement. Flexible enough to be personalized for any lifestyle, this program will become as easy and natural as breathing. When we identify the source of our attitudes and redefine our intentions, we can actively move toward realizing our goals.

Complete with practices, recipes, and exercises, Think Eat Move Thrive is a proven, life-changing program for optimum wellness and longevity. The time for lasting change is now, andThink Eat Move Thrive is your prescription to reclaim the life you’ve always wanted.

Solar Entertainment Corporation stays on top of its game

Solar Entertainment Corporation remains to be the largest content provider and channel operator in Southeast Asia. The network is comprised of seven (7) channels—ETC, 2nd Avenue, Jack TV, CT, Solar Sports, Basketball TV, and NBA Premium. The viewers are in for a treat when they tune in to Solar Entertainment’s roster of channels on Sunday, October 16, as the first integrated rebranding execution of the channels will be revealed.

In hindsight, it was an effort done separately by the stations. Solar Entertainment Corporation President and CEO Wilson Tieng says, “[This year], we are doing the change of the broadcast design simultaneously for higher impact and to bring more excitement for the channels and its viewers. Through this venture, we aim to boost viewership and market share by giving a fresh take on our channels and topnotch content tied with the new look.”

While the technology of content delivery to the market is evolving, the TV network continues to grow and keep up with the changing landscape. “Solar has kept its fingers on the pulse of media-savvy Filipino audiences,” says Tieng. “We pay attention to emerging viewing habits while at the same time, setting the trend and changing mindsets.”

With the emergence of digital media, Solar stays on top of its game as the pioneer in providing Filipino audiences the access to international shows, sporting events, films, and eventually online content. Tieng confirms, “We have to open all the avenues for marketing and revenue. It creates the challenge of gaining traction with your audience, especially the millennials, and support from advertisers. There are more exciting announcements for this last stretch of the year and onto 2017, specifically for the channel content and digital assets of Solar. We are definitely going for more.”

Don’t miss the channel flip of ETC, 2nd Avenue, Solar Sports, and Basketball TV happening on October 16 at 8 PM.

ETC is on UHF channel 21, Sky Cable channel 16, Destiny Digital channel 16, Global Destiny channel 28, Cignal channel 9, or Cablelink channel 34.

2nd Avenue is seen on UHF Free TV Ch. 29, SkyCable Ch. 19, Global Destiny Cable Ch. 29, Cablelink Ch. 35, and Cignal Ch. 28.

Solar Sports is on SkyCable Ch.70, Destiny Ch.35, and Cablelink Ch.58 and Basketball TV is available on SkyCable Ch. 33, Cignal Ch. 35, and Global Destiny Ch. 34.

Shell Bike Fair 2016 at World Trade Center

The Philippines is home to a strong 4-million motorcycle community that still continues to grow everyday. The recent rise in number of motorcycle riders for the past couple of years has cemented the popularity of the two-wheeled vehicle, making it an indispensable mode of transportation for Filipinos all over the country.

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Coming from a successful celebration of all things motorcycle last year, Pilipinas Shell takes things to the next level by hosting a bigger and grander Shell Bike Fair 2016. To show Shell’s appreciation for the motorcycle community, this year’s Shell Bike Fair is a series of three grand events in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The three-part celebration was made possible by Shell Advance, Shell V-Power Nitro+, and Shell Select.

Shell Bike Fair 2016 – the third and final leg of the Shell Bike Fair 2016 was held at the World Trade Center through a day filled with games and entertainment for the company’s valued customers. Upon entering the world-class location, the attendees were treated to fun demos and games at the different booths set up throughout the venue.

Exciting performances by Imago, Gracenote, Mocha Girls, Callalily and Parokya ni Edgar plus other surprise celebrity appearances brought the house down, with the crowd partying along to their favorite hits. The event ended on a high note as several motorcycle clubs received special prizes and three lucky guests brought home their brand new motorcycles.

Partners on the road

Shell aims to demonstrate that it is a trusted partner of motorists in their every ride. Using Shell Advance can help provide easier engine starts, as well as long-term cleanliness and overall maximum protection, for a smoother ride on the road. Shell’s world-class lubricants go hand in hand with the use of Shell V-Power Nitro+, Shell’s premium performance fuels, which are designed to fight gunk and corrosion. And lastly, Shell aims to make every visit to a gas station worthwhile through the wide array of snacks, refreshments and hot meals that Shell Select offers for riders on the go.

“For over 100 years, Pilipinas Shell’s products and services have evolved to meet the current needs of Filipino motorists. We want our customers to know that Shell is every Filipino motorist’s partner on the road. Aside from quality lubricants and fuels, offerings such as the Shell Select convenience store, Shell Helix Oil Change+, and other integrated services, Shell has evolved into more than just a gas station – it is a pit stop that fuels both you and your motorcycles,” said Anthony Lawrence Yam, Pilipinas Shell Vice President for Retail.

For more information, visit www.shell.com.ph.

Jolly Pinoy Collectibles and the launching of Jollibee first mobile app using augmented reality

Jolly Pinoy Collectibles, featuring our favorite Jollibee and friends. Each limited edition collectible show different Pinoy icons and various functions that proudly represent our rich heritage.

Yum Kalesa Fun creates that familiar sound of the horse drawn carriage and Twirlie Pinoy Sorbetes will remind us of that familiar bell sound from your neigborhood ice cream  vendor.

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Hetty Vinta Getaway transports you down South to hear the calming sound of the waves.

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Jollibee Jeepney features the country’s most beloved mascot beside the Pinoys’ iconoic public transport with a jolly invitation to hop on and with Popo Carabao farm is set against the rice fields with our national animal.

Get the limited edition Jollibee Pinoy Collectibles for only P150 each every Jollibee Value Meal purchase. Hurry, as these collectibles are available from September 15 to November 14, 2016 only or until supplies last

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The country’s number one fast-food chain, Jollibee, recently unveiled its first-ever mobile application called JolliDance Showdown app that is sure to be a hit among Jollibee fans of all ages.

The all-new mobile app that will make use of augmented reality (AR) with the help of the Jollibee Kids Meal box. It allows kids to try some interactive fun with the fast-food chain’s famous mascot, Jollibee.

The app was developed by renowned Los Angeles-based mobile innovation agency, Trigger. The agency has produced applications for other clients like Sony Pictures, Lionsgate Entertainment, and Lucas Film.

This quick immersion of the app’s designers determined the features and the overall appeal of the app. Trigger President and Executive Creative Director Jason Yim explains the app plays on the sense of community. “Getting friends involved and getting your own avatar involved, that’s definitely the most fun part. You can’t help but smile when you do it.”

Other features of the JolliDance Showdown App were also discussed, including unlocking new characters with every visit to Jollibee branches and scanning the Jolly Kiddie Meal promo board located at the store counters.

Yim said, “The app is pushing how we can engage kids with augmented reality. It’s more than just having characters appear. It’s interactive and gives a much deeper experience.”

The JolliDance Showdown App is free for download in iTunes and Google Play Store. Get the app and watch the Jolly Joy Box go live. The Jolly Joy Box comes free with every purchase of the Jolly Kiddie Meal.

Ginny Guanco’s Boho Chic exhibit

Ginny Guanco’s figures for her painting exhibit at the Galerie Y in SM Megamall are what can be described as a Bohemian’s rhapsody. The art show, which features all-female subjects, opens on September 15. Of the 32 colorful paintings of women, 26 of these are clad in classic boho chic designs in a bow to the artist’s roots as a full-bloomed flower child in the 70s. 
Even in her growing up years, Ginny’s inclination to art was already very evident. In school, she participated in art contests. It was no surprise that after graduating high school from the College of the Holy Spirit in Mendiola, Fine Arts was the course she chose at  the University of Sto. Tomas. As an artist immersed in her era, she believed in the message of peace, love, joy, and happiness against a backdrop of rock music and hippie art. “I was also really into bohemian fashion then as much as I am now. I did not outgrow my fashion taste, because I feel that it fits my personality and represents who I really am.” 
Her 26 muses are clad in similar fashion, in flowy and flowery creations and are labeled, alphabetically, after hippie names that derive inspiration from the elements. Among the collection, exhibit guests would meet Aura, Freedom, Lilac, Seagull, Meadow, and Ocean, all hand-drawn in acrylic, in a style which Ginny describes as a fusion of fashion and art illustration. This effect is a direct result of her training as an artist both in the UST and in the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C., along with fashion illustration lessons from no less than the doyenne of Slim’s Fashion and Arts School, the late Salvacion “Slim” Lim Higgins. “I would describe my drawings as a mix of the two drawing disciplines where one features elongated figures for fashion and the other shows a more sinewy effect as in the fine arts,” she describes. 
Paintings number 27 to 32 is her homage to the strong women in the comicverse, featuring pop culture heroines from Marvel and DC franchises – Black Widow, Elektra, and the two main incarnations of Wonder Woman. “I have always been attracted to strong female characters, as I was also very much into women’s rights in the 70s. I have always believed that women should be empowered, that regardless whether you are a career woman, a CEO, a homemaker, you shouldknow how you are as a person, knowing your worth, a human being to be respected and not looked down upon.  And one who is secure in who she is.”
The solo exhibit took a long time in coming, as Ginny took a 15-year hiatus from painting, pursuing a career, first in the media, and later on as a public relations professional. It took the passing of her favorite ginger cat, Simba and a few art materials lying around to get her back to art. A post of her finished figure on social media garnered a lot of interest from friends to convince her to take up the brush again. A chance meeting with Galerie Y owner Rollie Yusi, who viewed her works with interest, set the exhibit in motion.  Ginny’s boho-inspired pieces join the gallery’s carefully-curated works by established and emerging Filipino artists as it works toward the enrichment of contemporary Philippine art.
  
Ginny Guanco’s Boho Chic exhibit will be on view at Galerie Y from September 15 to 24. Opening cocktails are provided by; Chef Jojo Javier’s SWEETIELICIOUS, Chef Greggie Mercado of AGING’S FOOD DELIGHT,  WINE DEPOT, NESTEA AND KITKAT Strategic Works, Inc. and Ginny Guanco. The gallery is located at the 4th floor of the SM Megamall, Bldg A. For more information, contact Galerie Y, open from Mondays to Sundays, 10 AM – 10 PM, or call 634- 2704. Visit also the artist’s website, artbyginny.net or FB page Art by Ginny.
 

Gatorade Run on November 27, 2016

 The world’s number one sports drink, in partnership with Runrio, will once again hit the road for the second year of the Gatorade Run.

It will be held on November 27, 2016 at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. The run will have two distances—11K and 22K.

More than 6,000 runners registered in last year’s run which featured hydration stations where participants got pre-race hydration drinks, a post-run hydration test area where runners instantly learned about their hydration status, and a warm-up area where free sessions were available for those who wanted a full-on warm up activity before and after the run. Gatorade ambassadors Jeron Teng, Jaja Santiago, Chris Banchero, Jett Manuel and Ara Galang were among those who were present to support the runners.

This year’s run promises to be more exciting, while still focusing on the importance of pre- and post-run hydration. Pepsico Marketing Manager for Hydration Tony Atayde said, “Gatorade is a global leader in sports performance and we’ll definitely bring that expertise to the run. Learning the benefits of proper hydration is crucial for runners and we look forward to reinforcing that message through the Gatorade Run.  We’re excited to show runners how, whether in sports hydration or a unique consumer experience, NOTHING BEATS GATORADE.”

Registration for the Gatorade Run 2016 will start on September 12. Log on to runrio.com for updates and to register.