Beyond each cup, Starbucks serves a purpose far bigger than coffee. For years, the global coffee brand has grown and set itself apart because of its simple but powerful mission: To inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.
Inside its stores, Starbucks has cultivated a culture of warmth and belonging where everyone is welcome, while outside of its stores; it has always strived to create a positive impact in the lives of its partners (employees) and the communities it serves.
When it comes to its partners, Starbucks nurtures their talents and passion and empowers them to fearlessly pursue their dreams.
Roemil Formalejo, a beneficiary from the HOUSE Foundation, is one of these dreamers. As a program scholar, Roemil was able to continue his college education and because of the foundation’s partnership with the brand, was given an opportunity to work as a Starbucks barista.
Roemil Formalejo from Starbucks Pacific Center BinondoAccording to Roemil (or Roy), his experiences at Messy Bessy, the business sector of HOUSE Foundation, and at Starbucks molded him into a better person, “Noon, ang liit ng tingin ko sa sarili ko at sa pangarap ko. Before, gusto ko ganito lang, pero na-realize ko na dapat hindi ko nili-limit ‘yung sarili ko o ‘yung pangarap ko. Kasi alam ko na naman na nahubog na ‘yung sarili ko, doon na ’ko nagkaroon ng mas mataas na pangarap [Before, I thought lowly of myself and my dreams. For me, they were okay, but soon I realized that I should not limit myself and my dreams. When I had already molded myself that was when I had higher hopes].”
Roemil is just one of a few chosen HOUSE Foundation beneficiaries who were welcomed into Starbucks. Under both HOUSE Foundation and Starbucks, the learners are equipped with important work skills and positive values.
Since 2017, Starbucks and HOUSE Foundation have partnered to support two batches of learners. With the two organizations’ strong advocacy for education, the beneficiaries have also come to realize the value of receiving proper education.
Ariel Mabini form Starbucks 6750 Ayala.For Ariel Mabini, another HOUSE Foundation learner working at Starbucks 6750 Ayala, education was the least of his priorities before he became a scholar of the foundation. As the eldest son, Ariel had always focused on working to provide for his family without much interest in continuing his college education. However, this all changed when his brother, also a HOUSE Foundation beneficiary, suggested that he apply as a scholar. Since then, Ariel has managed to find the perfect balance between school and work. He has even excelled as a partner, winning several employee awards including the ‘Be Welcoming Partner’, ‘Best in Customer Support’, and ‘Partner of the Year’, and is set to graduate in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Major in Management from Manila Business College.
Though from separate branches, both Ariel and his batch-mate Romeo Tapay, have been recognized by Starbucks for their can-do attitude and dedication. After graduating with a degree in Accounting, Romeo has continued to serve as a full-time Starbucks partner and has been awarded ‘Partner of the Quarter’ for two quarters in a row. Being part of Starbucks, Romeo was inspired to go after bigger dreams and is now saving up and working hard to study law. While Romeo dreams of becoming a lawyer in the future, he also loves working as a partner because each day gives him the opportunity to meet new people.
“Masaya ako sa Starbucks kasi bawat araw, ‘yung makakaharap niyo sa register or ‘yung gagawin niyong drink ay para sa ibang tao. Habang nagiging barista ako, gusto kong gumawa ng kape para sa iba kasi gusto ko ‘yung kape nila maging special. Sabi nga ng store manager ko, dapat ‘yung customer hindi lang sa kape natin bumabalik, kundi sa kung paano natin sila kinakausap or ‘yung connection natin sa kanila. So, lalo akong naging passionate sa pagiging barista. Ang sarap kasi sa feeling na masarap ‘yung ginagawa mong kape para sa iba [I’m happy at Starbucks because every day, I face new people at the register and each drink I make is for a different person. As a barista, I like making coffee for other people because I enjoy making each cup special for them. As our store manager said, customers should not just return because of our coffee but also because of how we interact with them and our connection with them. So, I became more passionate in my craft as a barista. It’s such a fulfilling feeling when you know that you’ve made delicious coffee for others],” he shared.
Just like Romeo, Clariza Capili also enjoys meeting and connecting with customers and shares that one of the most memorable lessons she has learned from was to always smile. “So, ‘yung memorable sa ’kin sa Starbucks is ‘yung laging naka-smile kasi. Sa Starbucks kasi kailangan mo mag-connect, doon din namin nade-develop ‘yung mga ibang customer na nagiging friends na namin. Kapag pumapasok ka, ang saya lang [So, what’s memorable for me about Starbucks is how we always smile. At Starbucks, we have to connect, and that’s how we develop relationships with our customers who eventually become our friends. Whenever you step into the store, it’s always so happy],” she said.
Despite going through tough times after her father’s death, Clariza always found a way to smile through it and stay strong. Now, Clariza will be the first to graduate in her family with the help of the HOUSE Foundation and continues to make them proud as she works hard as a Starbucks partner.
(L-R) Partners from House Foundation: Ariel Mabini, Clariza Capili, Romeo Tapay and Roemil Formalejo.
Though coming from different walks of life, the paths of these inspiring partners have crossed at the HOUSE Foundation and now at Starbucks. Starbucks has strived to be an enabler of moments of connection every day and now it has brought together these partners where they eventually found a family, not only at the HOUSE Foundation but also in their new Starbucks homes.
Technolux, the country's biggest distributor of premium laundry machines for 43 years recently launched its Self-Service, Coin-Operated Laundry Business, a full- cycle approach in owning a laundry enterprise.
The demand for self-service, coin-operated laundry machines continues to rise over time owing to different factors: the added convenience is sought after by busy students, professionals and families as a way to employ a more time- and cost- efficient way of doing their laundry.
Because of this, these facilities have gone through a massive revolution and have become more user-friendly.
One of the most important components of a successful laundry business primarily depends on the machines’ speed, capacity and durability. One would want his customers to be able to do their laundry in a quick and efficient manner which only reliable washers and dryers can guarantee.
The equipment that are offered in this new business initiative are IPSO and Primus that belong to Alliance Laundry Systems Network, the global leader in commercial laundry. These equipment are smartly designed and equipped with the latest technology to boost efficiency and reduce water, energy and detergent costs.
Technolux offers different ways to get into the coin-operated laundry enterprise. Clients can simply purchase individual IPSO/Primus washers and dryers so they can start their own business by themselves.
Or they can choose from the following packages: Business Package #1 (Start-Up) is ideal for new entrepreneurs wanting to launch their first coin-op laundry business within a 30-sqm space. This includes five (5) units of stackable IPSO/Primus washer and dryer, 250 tokens, 10 laundry baskets, a table for folding clothes and another table/counter for staff, plus 6 units of monobloc chairs for the customers.
For Package #2 (Established), clients will get 10 units of IPSO/Primus stackable washer and dryer, 500 tokens, 20 laundry baskets, three rectangular tables, one table/counter for staff, plus 12 units of monobloc chairs enough for a 50-sqm space. Package 3 (Expansion) includes 15 units of stackable IPSO/Primus washer and dryers, 750 tokens, 30 laundry baskets, two tables, one table/counter for staff, plus 18 monobloc chairs for a 80-sqm space.
Technolux also regularly conducts training and seminars with topics such as operating machines, simple troubleshooting and the ins and outs of the laundry business for interested entrepreneurs.
“What sets Technolux apart from other distributors is that clients are assured of the best heavy duty commercial washing machines and dryers complete with a two-year comprehensive warranty and a preventive maintenance service free for one year. Plus, we guarantee a service response time within 24 hours to avoid down time for our clients. No other distributor provides such solid support to their clients,” says Alex Dumayag, VP for Laundry Division.
Technolux’s clients can expect comprehensive support, hauling and delivery of machines and installation and commissioning. Technolux will go as far as inspecting sites, advising clients on design and layout of the space, supervising construction and staff training.
And because it’s Technolux, every business package choice will be backed by 43 years of excellent customer service through a round-the-clock call center facility that will respond to any inquiry 24/7, plus a fleet of motorcycle-riding technicians.
“Now is the best time to invest in a coin-operated laundry business because, aside from the increasing demand, Technolux’s Self-Service Coin-Operated Laundry Business gives you the options tailored to your needs, premium machines, technical service support, and a chance to grow your business exponentially. We invite entrepreneurs to partner with us, ” Dumayag concludes.
Interested about Technolux’s Self-Service Coin-operated Laundry Business? Contact Fersus Lacia at 0917-5697054 or call Technolux at 8964941 loc.4002.
You may visit its corporate office at 2176 Primo Rivera Street, Barangay La Paz Makati City. Check out www.technolux.net.
With the recent controversy regarding an alleged bullying incident , Directed by award-winning filmmaker Chris Cahilig came up with McJim Classic Leather’s newest viral short film titled “The Bully,” which zeroes in on the pathetic plight of bullying victims.
Nearly two decades into the new millennium, the age-old problem of bullying remains to be a cause for concern among school authorities and parents of bullied children, mainly because most cases take place in the campus. For some reason, however, such incidents have been largely kept unreported until a fairly recent bullying incident broke out and went viral on social media, creating quite a ruckus among netizens.
Bullying, in fact, is an issue that is hiding in plain sight. According to the United Nations’ 2018 report, one in three children worldwide experience some form of bullying, a disturbing fact we must confront if we resolve to find a long-term solution to the problem.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Chris Cahilig, it tells the story of Ramon Christian Galvez (played by Jordan “Jay” Castillo, Jr.), an anti-bullying advocate who returns to his alma mater to give a talk on bullying. This rouses memories of the character’s own disquieting past—visions that continue to haunt him to this day.
“With ‘The Bully,’ McJim comes up with yet another compelling and socially relevant short film that tackles issues we need to talk about as a humane and progressive society,” says Cahilig, who is also behind McJim’s previous award-winning shorts “Pitaka,” “Sinturon,” “Bag,” and “No Strings Attached.”
“Once again, McJim proves to be more than just a lifestyle brand as it strives to stay relevant in this day and age. It does so rather convincingly as it takes on another critical advocacy: anti-bullying,” Cahilig says of McJim and its newest short film, which, the director promises, will get viewers hooked until the end—all for a good cause.
‘The Bully’ is a heart-rending but essential watch for people of all ages. Bullying is real. If we persist in glossing over the issue, we will do a disservice to scores of bullying victims and to the values that we hold dear,” Cahilig asserts.
He likewise counsels the youth. “If you are a victim of, or a witness to, bullying, don’t keep quiet. Talk about it and ask for help.”
“The Bully” comes at a time when issues concerning child abuse are coming to the fore. The short film also has worthy precedents. “Pitaka” was hailed as the Best Branded Digital Ad at the 40th Catholic Mass Media Awards, and the Best Illustrated Poem at the 2018 Wales International Film Festival. “No Strings Attached,” meanwhile, bagged the Best Social Shorts award at the Liverpool International Film Festival 2018 in the United Kingdom.
THE BULLY (SHORT FILM) - YouTube
Prior to “The Bully,” McJim earned praises for its first LGBT-themed short filmed “Bag” for its honest portrayal of a gay-straight friendship—a bold and unconventional move for a masculine brand like McJim.
“The Bully” and other McJim short films can be viewed on McJim’s official Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMcJIM/.
“The Bully” was crafted by a team led by Yuji Gonzales (screenplay), Patrick Ferrer (cinematography), Paulo Luneta (editor), Kenneth Amparo (online vfx and color), Jordan Castillo, Jr. (assistant director), Kat Salinas (sound design), Richard Gonzales (scoring), Johanna Evangelista (production manager), and Christian Paul Mendoza (production coordinator). It also stars Adrian Cabido, RJ Perkins, Gold Azeron, Allen Ansay, Sheryl Pasia, and Johanna Evangelista. For generations now, McJim Classic Leather has been the leading and trusted brand for classic leather goods and accessories of superior quality and design. For more information, visit and like the official McJim Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMcJIM/.
I take good care of my hands and feet every 2 weeks by visiting my favorite salon in Manila. I always have them painted in blue or gray from the ORLY nail polishes collection. ORLY has the nicest shades of blue, gray and green. But my personal favorite is Aqua blue.
I always go for these colors because it makes my feet clean-looking and while its true that nail care isn’t just grooming anymore; it’is self-expression. I sometimes have my nail art with the blue/gray combination, because it goes well with my personality and it spark joy so to say =)
Ms. Nadia Deering gave a style report on nail care trends and top polish colors this 2019, with the nude tones getting a shimmer and glitter upgrade and the bolder colors of Vibrant Reds and Aqua Blues being a staple of everyone’s Summer wardrobe. Light Coral and Iridescent Pearl also make its usual rounds, renewing a fresh take on a new season.
Recently, ORLY launches its new product ORLY Gel FX Builder in a Bottle together with ORLY celebrity ambassadors last February 19 at the Marco Polo Hotel and we got to try the product and the newest ORLY color collection from the launch.
Ms. Geraldine Zamora (left most), ORLY Beauty Builder for Medicine, Ms. Pinky Amador (second from right), ORLY Beauty Builder for Acting, Ms. Margaux Salcedo (right most), ORLY Beauty Builder for Journalism, with their FIlipina Builder Portraits.
ORLY, the leading nail polish brand worldwide, held a beauty dialogue featuring
three inspiring Filipina women who have led significant contributions in their respective
fields: Doctor Geraldine Zamora, whose strength and resolve to help her patients is known in
the field of Rheumatology and Internal Medicine;
Journalist Margaux Salcedo, with
her crystal-clear narrative of events and places in her weekly column; and compleat Actor
Pinky Amador whose talent is well-known globally, were invited to join ORLY International
Vice President for Sales, Nadia Deering, in discussing the importance of women helping other
women thrive in their particular areas of expertise.
The event emphasized the need for everyone to look closely at their own uniqueness,
especially in this era where one is gauged by the optics of social media and celebrate
distinctiveness to promote a kinder and a more loving look of oneself and others.
The all-white afternoon tea party last Tuesday, 19 February, at the Marco Polo Hotel also
served as the launch of ORLY’s newest innovation, the ORLY Gel FX Builder in a Bottle. The
product is an effortless, all-in-one, brush-on builder application that offers flawless and more
natural looking nail extensions.
Elsbeth Schutz, ORLY Ambassador, was also present to train professional nail technicians whowill be the primary users of the new product. “For over forty years, we have delivered quality without compromise at great value and we’d like to keep that streak going with the Builder that hopes to disrupt all the nail care offerings of today,” she said.
“Compared to Acrylic or Hard/ Soft Gel, the Builder allows for an easier application, has
flexible strength that eliminates painful cracking, and follows a fuss-free soak-off removal that
actually protects your natural nails and allows them to grow,” she furthered.
Mr. Paul Yap (right most), SprintAsia President, Ms. Jenifer Yap (second from right), SprintAsia Vice President, Ms. Persie Torregoza (third from left), SprintAsia General Manager, Ms. Frances Abayari (left most), ORLY Philippines Brand Manager, Ms. Nadia Deering (third from left), ORLY International Vice President for Sales, Ms. Elsbeth Schutz (fourth from left), ORLY Ambassador and Celebrity Manicurist, and host, Ms. Cesca Litton (third from left), shared the stage for a toast
ORLY has built its heritage on leading through innovation and their continuous effort in
reinventing the game puts them at the forefront of building beauty and style for generations
Do you still remember your first day at your very first job? In the wake of its first two viral videos “Adulting” and “Tipidity,” MEGA Sardines, the Number 1 sardines brand in the Philippines, treads lightly into 2019 with “First Day,” its third short film under its #MegaGandaAngBuhay trilogy.
MEGA Sardines, the No. 1 sardines brand in the Philippines, launches its third short film under its #MegaGandaAngBuhay trilogy titled “First Day” starring Jindric Macapagal.
“First Day” tells the story of Joseph, an idealistic, fresh-out-of-college young man from Cebu (played by Jindric Macapagal) who is caught in an awkward situation on his first day at work in a Makati office. What could go wrong—or right—on Day 1? “‘First Day’ reveals the answer in an unexpected and heartwarming manner, delivering a mega dose of ‘kilig’ on a hugely relatable slice of life,” says film director and public relations specialist Chris Cahilig.
MEGA Sardines’ “First Day” short film tells the story of Joseph, an idealistic young man played by Jindric Macapagal, who encounters an unexpected situation on his first day at work.
As shown in its first two short films, the MEGA Sardines’ #MegaGandaAngBuhay campaign, Cahilig points out, reinforces timeless Filipino themes and values. While “Tipidity” brought humor and “Adulting” delivered drama, “First Day,” the third and last film in the trilogy, offers lighthearted moments and wraps up with a plot twist that the audience won’t see coming. “Whether at work or at home, there’s very little doubt that intriguing conversations—and relationships—can be sparked by delectable comfort food,” Cahilig hints at what’s coming.
However one looks at it, “First Day” fits right into the #MegaGandaAngBuhay campaign by depicting how MEGA Sardines, as a staple viand, has fortuitously figured in the unforgettable “firsts” of its Filipino patrons. “First Day” was made possible by Tiu Lim Foundation (executive producer), Rommel Sales (cinematography), Yuji Gonzales (screenplay), Jegs Morales (offline editor), Kenneth Amparo (online editor), Melai Entuna (line producer), Clark Lopez (assistant director), Kat Salinas (sound design), Richard Gonzales (scoring), Det Moldera (accounts manager), Yani Bautista (production manager), and Johanna Evangelista (production coordinator).
MEGA Sardines’ “First Day” short film can be viewed on MEGA’s official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/officialmegasardines, along with other #MegaGandaAngBuhay videos “Adulting” and “Tipidity.”
“First Day” can be viewed on MEGA’s official Facebook page www.facebook.com/officialmegasardines and YouTube channel (Mega Global). Meanwhile, “Tipidity” and “Adulting” have garnered, to date, almost 3 million views on YouTube alone. Both short films can also be viewed on MEGA Sardines’ official Facebook page.
Manufactured by Mega Global Corporation, MEGA Sardines offers the freshest and most delicious sardines packed within 12 hours from catching to canning. It is available in easy-to-open cans and pouch formats for convenience. MEGA Sardines is available in supermarkets nationwide, with a wide array of variants like MEGA Sardines in Tomato Sauce, Tomato Sauce with Chili, Paksiw Style, and Spanish-Style; MEGA Sardines Creations in Natural Oil and in Spanish-Style; MEGA Extra Hot Sardines; MEGA Fried Sardines Tausi and MEGA Fried Sardines Hot and Spicy.
For more information about MEGA Sardines and its #MegaGandaAngBuhay campaign, visit www.megaglobal.com.ph or www.facebook.com/officialmegasardines.
Customers can avail up to 44% discount when they purchase selected OPPO phones at Shopee from February 15 to March 3, 2019. For more information of OPPO’s official online store on Shopee, visit https://shopee.ph/oppophilippines.
I couldn't remember the first time I set foot inside Fishermall Quezon Ave, but I think it was for a food event. What I do remember though was how cold the mall was… and I'm talking about the entire mall.
It's the kind of cold that will make you wish you had a jacket, which is a good thing especially when you live in a tropical country like ours and summer is fast approaching.
I thought it was just because the mall was still new at that time, but yesterday, when I came back to join their 5th year Anniversary celebration, it seems nothing has changed and it was still the same soothing cold feeling that makes you want to just chill out and enjoy a whole day of shopping.
Good thing I was prepared and I had a jacket with me this time.
The only thing that kept us from freezing was the scorching hot sale they were having this weekend.
So together with my fellow bloggers, we spent hours to explore the entire mall to check out the great finds they have in the department stores and boutiques.
There's a Chapel inside
I didn't realize it was actually quite huge. Ive been there a few times but it was my first time to check out the department store, supermarket and retail tenants.
One of my favorite discoveries that day was this shoe/bag line called District. Its a local brand and it is so chic! . You can easily accessorize it with everything inside your closet. The see-thru bag is nice for summer and its a great buy with or without discount.
After touring the Department Store, we checked out their special deals inside the Fisher Supermarket. There have a buy one take one and 50% off on selected items. One unique service they have is that you can order anything from the wet market section and have it Paluto for the price. They have a Paluto stalls inside. Its a nice concept because everything is fresh from fish, seashells, shrimps and squids and their prices are lower than other supermarkets.
There's also a GYM!
We also toured their cinemas. For only P510 you can seat on a comfy recliner with unli popcorn and iced tea. Their cinemas can accommodate 50 people and they accept block screenings. They also have an exclusive spot for kids/parents to wait around while waiting for their movie or if you want to stay a bit after. They have these cute teddy bears your kids will surely love it.
After the tour, we had dinner at Morita Japanese restaurant--another great new discovery. We had Ramen, gyoza, kani salad, tonkotsu and I definitely recommend it if you want authentic japanese cuisine at a fraction of a price. Imagine having a Tonkotso Ramen meal with yaki buta, tamago, bene shioga with pork soup base, spring onion with Gyoza and iced tea for only P185. Yes! and it tasted sooo good.
I wish I have discovered this before. Make sure to try their matcha ice cream is heaven, without that bitter after taste.
If youre a milk tea/ fruit tea addict like me, there's Coco , Macao Imperial Tea and several other milk tea shops that you can choose from .
So do check out Fishermall and celebrate their 5th anniversary and enjoy their Chinese New Year sale and get 80% off on all selected items and brands.
Here’s another exciting and mouthwatering addition to the dazzling bay area along Seaside Avenue. Rico’s Lechon is bringing Cebu’s best lechon right in the heart of Manila as it opens its fifth store at SM Mall of Asia Complex, Level 1, South Wing, Seaside Avenue in Pasay.
What’s more satisfying than biting into the Queen City’s iconic spicy lechon as you soak up the famous Manila Bay sunset? Sharing this priceless moment—and scrumptious Cebuano fare—with all your loved ones, of course.
Following the opening of Rico’s Lechon Fort Entertainment Complex at Bonifacio Global City, Top of the Glo at Glorietta, Tiendesitas in Ortigas, and U.P. Town Center in Quezon City, this newest branch takes advantage of its beautiful location offer an ample 200-seating capacity space with al fresco dining so diners can enjoy their mealtime with a view and cool sea breeze.
But dining indoors is just as pleasant with eye-catching tropical interiors, wooden furnishings, homey touches that boast of familial atmosphere and bring to mind the quintessential Pinoy salu-salo where people’s hearts are just as full as their stomachs.
And for good reason. Besides its popular lechon, the restaurant offers a number of all-new specialty dishes to please every palate, such as the sinigang boneless bangus, sizzling chicken steak, tortang talong with lechon, fried chicken coated with homestyle sauce, and the lechon fingers with sweet and sour sauce. More shake flavors have been added as well, like mocha, cookies and cream, fruity strawberry, bloody watermelon, and sago at gulaman.
While for those looking for an afternoon fill, Rico’s Lechon is now offering a merienda selection of senior pit lechon mami, lechon arrozcaldo, lechsilog (lechon, sinangag, at itlog), dinuguan at puto, and a set of dinuguan, puto, at plain rice.
VALENTINE’S DAY EXCLUSIVE Available across all branches in Metro Manila, you and your loved one can enjoy a date at Rico’s Lechon with its exclusive set meals, offered only on February 14! Try Set A (P700) which consists of lechon sisig, chicken skin, monggoes, two orders of plain rice, two pandan tapiocas, and two bloody watermelon shakes. Have a taste of dishes in Set B (P900) that includes chicken inasal, garlicky squid balls, chopsuey, two plain rice, two pandan tapiocas, and two bloody watermelon shakes. If you’re looking for more variety of dishes, there’s Set C (P1000) where you will get to delight on camaron rebosado, eggplant salad, lechon sinigang, adobong kangkong, two plain rice, two pandan tapiocas, and two bloody watermelon shakes.
Being the first Filipino brand in the roster of international restaurant brands operated by Meat Concepts Corporation, headed by George Pua, Rico’s Lechon’s Manila debut, as well as the arrival of its famed cooks and roasting team from Cebu, was met with much anticipation and lip-smacking fanfare when it first opened its double doors last August 3, 2018.
As it continues to expand in Manila, Rico’s Lechon continues to prove as “Da best gyud!” through its growing institution for many residing in Cebu, Metro Manila, and visitors from all over the world.
Open from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM, including takeout orders. For inquiries, you may contact Rico’s Lechon SM Mall of Asia at 0977-809-2143 or 940-2191, Rico’s Lechon Tiendesitas at 0917-895-0000, 234-9954, 234-9944 or DSL/fax at 234-9996, Rico’s Lechon BGC at 0917-844-7067, Rico’s Lechon Mactan at 0917-111-3000, 032-402-0845, or 032-383-1498, and Rico’s Lechon Talamban at 0917-102-7553. For more information, visit www.ricoslechon.com. #RicosLechon #DaBestGyud
If youre a fan of Lauren Cohan aka Maggie of The Walking Dead fame then its time to go and see watch her in this exciting action, comedy series Whiskey Cavalier. She's playing the character of agent Frankie Trowbridge to Whiskey Cavalier's Will Chase. I love that the series is fast pacing.
Fans of Hollywood’s finest are in for a treat with two new TV series coming soon on Warner TV, exclusive and express from the US. ‘Whiskey Cavalier’ and ‘Miracle Workers’ both have a star-studded cast from the likes of Harry Potter, Boardwalk Empire, Scandal and The Walking Dead.
“We think Filipino audiences are simply going to love these new shows. With their tongue-in-cheek attitude and easy-to-watch style – as well as some awesome on-screen talent – we are looking forward to welcoming them to Warner TV, the No. 1 general entertainment channel,” said Jia Salindong-Du, country manager of Turner Philippines, the company behind Warner TV.
Be sure to catch Whiskey Cavalier on Monday, February 25 (sneak peek) & 29, and Miracle Workers on Wednesday, March 6, on Warner TV on SKYCable Channel 34 and Cignal Channel 235.
Miracle Workers A comedy set in the offices of Heaven Inc., God (Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire) is ready to end the world and move on to his next project. Craig (Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter), and his fellow lowlevel angels Eliza (Geraldine Viswanathan) and Sanjay (Karan Soni), will try to convince God and prevent the end of the world in two weeks by pulling off their most seemingly impossible miracle yet: make two humans kiss.
Based on Simon Rich's book "What in God's Name", Miracle Workers has a whimsical charm with its witty and humorous take on the afterlife.
Whiskey Cavalier is a high-octane, hour-long action dramedy that follows the life of FBI agent Will Chase aka Whiskey Cavalier (Scandal star Scott Foley) and CIA operative Frankie Trowbridge aka Fiery Tribune (Lauren Cohan, aka Maggie from The Walking Dead) who will lead an inter-agency team, full of flawed and funny, yet heroic spies who are out to save the world. Whiskey Cavalier is a perfect blend of action, suspense, comedy, and romance.
Warner TV is known as the Home of the Superfans and is the No. 1 English general entertainment channel in both national urban and Mega Manila. Its shows include The Big Bang Theory, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Young Sheldon, Gotham and a raft of blockbuster movies.
For more information about Warner TV and its programs, please visit WarnerTVAsia.com, Facebook.com/WarnerTVAsia.
"Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world"
Undoubtedly the generation that has been setting trends, millennials have the constant desire to reinvent themselves and discover more of the world around them. It is no wonder that one activity that has been defining their different lifestyles is traveling.
Millennials are always on the quest for fresh experiences and new stories that they can share with their friends and family. It is through traveling that they discover a passion for thrilling adventures and a thirst to connect with various communities as they go from one place to another.
Why millennials travel
“I love getting introduced to new tastes, beliefs, art, and people,” shares Frankie, a 25-year-old freelance brand journalist. Like many other individuals her age, she has flown to popular international destinations such as Hong Kong and South Korea. And for her, nothing beats immersing in the moments where she gets to learn a new culture.
Her most recent trip to Korea was the first time she explored the home to many K-dramas. But her one week stay in Seoul proved that the country is best experienced in person, she narrates, “I enjoyed every single day of my vacation. From going to the best tourist spots, to tasting their popular street food, there wasn’t a single dull moment. I even had an amazing time just walking around the area.”
Another traveler, Michelle, testifies that the beauty of traveling is being able to learn different cultures, meeting locals, and trying out local delicacies. The 27-year-old recalls the first time she fell in love with traveling was when she flew to the province of Samar.
“I had my first plane ride in 2008 and it was very memorable because it was also the time that I met our relatives in Samar. Throughout the trip, our relatives toured us around town and I witnessed the different wonderful rock formations and their amazing beaches,” says Michelle. She adds that it was the trip that inspired her to soon fly to Boracay, Cebu, Tacloban, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Korea.
Powering a lifestyle of travel
“The rule of thumb for trips is that you should do whatever you can fit in the limited time you’re there because who knows when you’ll get another chance to,” advises Frankie. As an impulsive traveler, she relies on the power of technology to maximize her travel experience. “Technology is the best. I’ve received so many discounts and deals from apps made for travelling such as tickets, accommodation, and passes to tourist spots.”
Meanwhile, Michelle shares the statement that resonates with a lot of millennial travelers today. “You don’t need a lot of money to be able to travel. There are a lot of wonderful places where you can eat, stay, and go to that are not as expensive. Searching online also helps a lot.”
Understanding the needs of the adventurous in this generation of wanderers, RCBC Bankard and AirAsia team up to bring a credit card that powers every millennials’ aspiration for travel. Now, there’s no better way to fly out of the country and experience a rewarding vacation than having the AirAsia Credit Card, powered by RCBC Bankard.
New cardholders get to enjoy up to 8,000 Welcome BIG Points which is equivalent to a free local or international flight. Earning BIG points is also easy as they can continuously receive these rewards by using their AirAsia credit card for their purchases. These BIG points can bring them to numerous destinations especially since AirAsia cardholders get first dibs on the Final Call Sale and other promos and seat sales. It also gives awesome travel benefits such as instant BIG Loyalty Platinum membership status upgrade, priority check-in and boarding, and Xpress baggage, where cardholders can claim their bags faster and enjoy their trip sooner.
So, what more are you looking for? With the AirAsia Credit Card, traveling becomes more accessible, fun, and even more rewarding for millennials. Get your own card at www.rcbcbankard.com/airasia.