Manila Millennial is a personal blog of a 90s baby who loves to explore the Metro, try new food, and hit the road to wherever. It will provide you with the 101s of the Metro and basically everything that might just save you from city life blues.
With the gentle swaying of the sea that seems to lullaby its passengers, a timely cruise can bring much-needed calmness even to the weariest of travelers. Just imagine, spending days at sea in complete solitude, staring at the vastness of the open ocean with nary a thought of one’s daily troubles. Days full of exciting possibilities with nowhere to be, no one to see, and best of all, no distractions – a complete cruise-cation to celebrate life.
As Gwyneth Paltrow’s song goes: “Music is played for love, cruisin’ is made for love, I love it when we’re cruisin’ together”, we can already imagine how much adventure-hungry millennials will love this feeling! Turn your usual roadtrips into a sea trip, for a change.
In the past decade, cruises have become one of the most popular ways to relax and see the beauty this world has to offer. With its unique destinations, cost-efficient rates, and state-of-the-art ships, it comes as no surprise that cruising continues to gain popularity, especially among Filipinos.
Good news for everyone who wants to try this adventure that comes with a breathtaking view! Star Cruises announced that its 269-meter cruise ship, SuperStar Virgo, will homeport again in Manila for the summer months, from March to May. With absolutely no VISA requirements, the 6-night SuperStar Virgo cruise offers two travel destination packages. The first package will start at the Manila port then a day will be spent on the high seas. The next two days will be dedicated to seeing Naha in Japan, and Keelung in Taiwan. The fifth day will be on the high seas again, and then the cruise will head back to Manila on the sixth day.
The second destination package starts at the Manila port followed by a day cruising the high seas on the way to Ishigaki, Japan, on the third day. The fourth day will be spent seeing the beauty of Keelung, Taiwan, then to the high seas on the fifth day, and then back to Manila on the sixth day.
Besides the great destinations, and interesting land tours, a lot of people miss out on the fact that the SuperStar Virgo is itself, a giant floating destination. Packed with entertainment facilities, exquisite dining outlets, and duty-free shopping, the cruise ship has just about anything one could ever need or want.
The nightly live performances on the SuperStar Virgo showcases some of the world’s best singers, acrobats, and magicians, set to tickle ones imagination. What’s more, the cruise offers various options and thematic activities fit for the whole family, not to mention, the wide range of dining outlets, retail shops, relaxation, and entertainment facilities.
The huge pool and giant slide continues to be a top favorite of passengers. Imagine sliding and splashing in the pool on top of a cruise ship, right in the middle of the ocean. And what better way to enjoy an unobstructed view of the perfect sunset gracefully going down the horizon, then to see it on the viewing deck.
Cruising offers the perfect vantage points to take photos of the endless sea complimented by the clear blue sky. It features an unspoiled canvass showcasing the breath-taking magnificence of nature’s beauty. Savor the various sights, sounds, and even the smell of crisp clean air over a cup of freshly brewed tea or coffee, while basking in sweet retreat, solitude, and surrender.
Catch exclusive offers for the 3rd and 4th passenger for free, if booking is for the Inside State Room, Ocean View State Room, or the Balcony State Room on March 30, April 14, 19, and 24, and on May 4, 14, and 29, 2018. There is also a free balcony upgrade during the mid-season sailing.
A 20% additional Senior Citizen discount will likewise be offered on April 14, 19, 24 and on May 4, 14, and 29, 2018. Avail of other special promos including the “Cruise One, Take One” two-for-one summer promo, a 2-night Manila high seas cruise, from February 14 to 18, 2018 at the 2018 Star Cruises Cruise Fair at the Greenbelt 5 Gallery, Ayala Center, Makati City.
It has been more than three months since I started using a food supplement that claims to be the “gold standard in anti-aging”. As mentioned in my earlier blog entries, these huge tablets have helped my skin and sleeping pattern in some way. Note that effects will not always be the same for all! For me, the effects have remained consistent even though February has been a stressful and restless month.
Before we get in to the specific effects on my skin, here’s a quick background about Novuskin Lift for those who are new to the page: It’s a food supplement that has been clinically-tested to stimulate collagen production, fight inflammation, and protect the skin against ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Studies have shown that continuous use of Novuskin Lift have resulted in the improvement of skin appearance such as smoothness, reduction of wrinkles, fine lines, sunspots, and overall radiance. Every tablet is packed with a unique combination of 18 natural anti-aging and skin brightening extracts with anti-aging and skin brightening powers that can bring back or maintain one’s youthful beauty.
Each box contains 30 ingestives (10 on each blister pack) that are almost two times the size of regular tablets.
Although the effects are not as instant as we wish it would be, Novuskin Lift was able to provide my body with the nutrients that it needs. I’ve been waking up early to skip the horrible traffic, working from 9 am – 6 pm during weekdays, covering events on weekends, and writing blogs to keep up with my schedule in between. For the past three weeks, I’ve been solely relying on vitamins, food supplements, and heavy meals during lunch time. This setup isn’t new to me, though. When this happened months ago, my skin became prone to acne and my eczema started to get worse. This time, my skin was able to keep up with the lifestyle I chose.
Because three months is already long enough to test its effectiveness, it’s safe for me to say that Novuskin Lift is definitely something to try if you want to restore or maintain your youthful glow. Just be mindful that effects may vary! No harm in trying since the ingredients are all-natural and there are no recorded side effects as of this posting.
The tablets are sealed in a moisture-resistant package that preserves the quality of the product.
In case you’re wondering, here’s the list of all 18 ingredients: Marine fish collagen, plant-derived antioxidants such as soy protein isolate, green tea extract, yeast extract, ascorbic acid, grape seed extract, horsetail extract, L-gluthathione, pine bark extract, tomato extract, korean ginseng extract, and d-alpha tocopherol acetate (vitamin E); and co-factor nutrients such as zinc gluconate (as zinc), copper gluconate (as copper), manganese sulfate monohydrate (as manganese), oryza ceramide, selenium amino acid chelate (as selenium), and coenzyme Q10. These natural anti-aging and skin brightening ingredients work synergistically to rejuvenate the skin by boosting collagen production and at the same time giving a firming or “lifting” effect to the skin.
The product is available for P2,970 in Mercury Drug and Watsons outlets nationwide. You can also check via Lazada by clicking on this LINK.
Ending my three month journey with a quote from Novuskin endorser Cory Quirino because I’m now a believer: “Novuskin Lift provides not only skin protection but also skin restoration and rejuvenation. It is more than just a beauty product, it also offers health benefits to one’s well-being by delaying the early signs of aging visible to the skin.”
The hype is real! This newest installation at S Maison, Conrad in Pasay City is definitely one of the cutest go-to places for your Facebook display photo or pastel-themed Instagram feed. Although numerous media outlets and social media users have already bestowed the term “Instagrammable” to the newly opened candy land in town, it pays to know that The Dessert Museum goes beyond just being a pretty place for candy-themed photo shoots.
The 12,000 sq. ft. interactive museum that features popular desserts was opened to the public on February 10, 2018 with fully-booked slots for online reservations. It features eight rooms with different themes, which you can check in our guide below. Unlike other museums, visits here are divided into batches and they only allow entry every 15 minutes. Visitors need to transfer to the next room together with their batchmates and are only given a maximum of two hours to tour the entire museum.
Online bookings cost P699 per head while walk-in customers get charged P799. That’s minus P100 if ever you find a good timeslot that fits your schedule. Tickets can be bought at the entrance of this millennial-ized haven or via their website: thedessertmuseum.com.
Once you arrive, a pink or blue digital bracelet will be strapped on your wrist to make it easier for you to claim six free treats inside the mouthwatering rooms. Every visitor will be given a Pink Passport to read while waiting for the tour guide to officially welcome you per batch.
One of the main challenges behind the pretty photos you see on social media are the time-bound stay in each room. Within the time limit, tour guides will be sharing fun facts about the history of featured candies (and of course, you’ll need to listen if you want to make your trip an educational one), staff will be giving away treats which you’ll need to eat as fast as you can, and take photos as keepsake. Note that you’ll need to take turns in taking photos since other visitors will also be wanting to take a snap by the huge sweets. Trivia about different desserts are also painted on the colorful walls, so I highly recommend that you watch out for those spots as well.
The eight rooms look like something out of our Charlie and the Chocolate Factory dreams when we were kids. It can definitely give anyone a sugar rush and a good time that’s worth remembering. Here’s a peek at each one and quick reminders that can help. Feel free to copy the poses and tag #ManilaMillennial when posting!
Slide down just for fun and be careful of the donuts! They’re not as soft as they appear to be in photos.
Don’t worry about getting sticky here. The marshmallow designs aren’t real but you’ll be given a large marshmallow for the chocolate and strawberry fondue. Recommending that you take photos before eating to make sure that your face wouldn’t look messy in the pics!
Candy Cane Groves
Before leaving the Marshmallow Room, visitors will be asked to choose between two doors – Naughty or Nice. Our batch opened both doors and they lead to the Candy Cane Groves. You’ll find macarons in pink and blue hues in this room.
Ice Cream Room
Although it looks like something from Up, the hot air balloon area in the Ice Cream Room actually resembles an ice cream cone. Balloons of different colors were used to represent the swirls of sweetness in the room. Take your time here because it’s hard to finish their free ice cream quickly! Different flavors like Mango, Avocado, Chocolate, and Strawberry are available.
There’s not a lot to see in this room but they have a huge bubblegum machine which contains balloons that spin around, thanks to pressurized air. You can also step inside a human-sized bubble maker just for fun!
Gummy Bear Room
Jump around and swim in loads of candies! While you’re at it, munch on three gummy bears that you can claim at the corner of the room. Don’t forget to hug the huge gummy bears on your way out.
Cotton Candy Forest
Like a scene from Katy Perry’s California Girls, the Cotton Candy Forest is a place where you’d like to get lost in. Everything is pretty in pink, but not all the designs are edible. All the cotton candies that you can claim can be found at one corner of the room.
Cake Pops Room
You’ll probably sing “I came in like a wrecking ball” a la Miley Cyrus once you get on the huge cake pops dangling on one side of the room. At the other side, you can dunk fluffy alien-like balls that are so cute, you’d want to take them home.
P.S. I love their cake pops!
TIPS AND TRICKS
It’s best to plan ahead if you’re going to visit The Dessert Museum. Plan your OOTD to nail every photo, charge your cameras, make friends, give way if someone else wants to take a photo in the area that you’re occupying, and forget about your diet even just for a day. Before entering the museum, make sure that you also have a bottled water with you to avoid getting sore throat after. Most importantly, just have fun!
OPPO Philippines recently teamed up with Arena of Valor – the fastest growing 5v5 multiplayer online battle arena in the Philippines, for something exciting this long weekend. We are all entitled to join in the fun and get the chance to score freebies.
From February 16-18, 2018, Arena of Valor will be having a special Lunar Year offer by giving away red packets for every 5v5 Grand Battle or Ranked game which contains in-game items and the rare OPPO F5 Red.
So how can we win? Each day, players may acquire up to 2 red packets which could contain 8 Hero Shards, 8 Skin Shards, or the grand prize – the OPPO F5 Red! Players are encouraged to play over the long weekend for a chance to win one out of the five OPPO F5 Red smartphones to be given away.
For your reference, here’s how it looks like:
Celebrity Coleen Garcia poses with the limited-edition OPPO F5 Red. (Photo courtesy of OPPO Philippines)
Experience seamless gaming with OPPO full-screen smartphones featuring its game acceleration, stop unwanted notification feature, and effortless boost system, best for playing games like Arena of Valor. Get to enjoy games in the best way you can with the latest 2.5GHz Octa-Core processor on the OPPO F5 series and A83, and its 18:9 Full Screen Display. Tried and tested on our own OPPO F5! You can check out the full specs in our previous posts hereand here. Even celebrities like Sarah Geronimo and Alden Richards are using this new phone!
Before KPOP domination here in the Philippines, Chinese movies were considered crowd favorites in the foreign film entertainment scene. We can still remember Kung Fu Hustle, Shaolin Soccer, and Jackie Chan movies and how they became a hit, along with other popular romcom, action, and supernatural films that we used to watch when we were little kids!
Planning to make a comeback in the Philippine shores, another Chinese blockbuster hit is about to entertain moviegoers before February ends. You can leave your woes from Kimi no Na wa’s plot twists behind because Never Say Die’s trailer looks like a hilarious switch-up even though they both have a similar conflict – getting stuck in someone else’s body.
Never Say Die (Trailer, Generic) - YouTube
It tells us the story of a former Ultimate Fighting King (UFK) boxer who can’t seem to get a good fight anymore and a celebrity journalist who is caught up in a bad romance. Destiny allowed them to straighten up their acts through a series of misadventures to fix their intertwined predicament. The plot may sound like a typical movie, but take note that Never Say Die surpassed the US$250 million earned by Jackie Chan’s film Kung Fu Yoga last year, to become the biggest single-territory grosser among all live-action comedies ever released.
It seems that we’re in for a fun-filled show as this recently became a blockbuster top grosser in China and Hong Kong in 2017, with a whopping US$334 million recorded in China’s box office alone. According to reviews, Never Say Die will leave you excited all throughout the film and will have you laughing your heart out as Ai Lun (Edison) and Ma Li (Xiao Xiao) bring a mixture of all the elements you love in a Chinese film.
Directed by Yang Song and Chiyu Zhang, the film is an adaptation from a stage play produced by Happy Mahua Pictures – a popular comedy troupes following the success of Goodbye Mr. Loser which incidentally also starred the two.
This feel-good film will definitely awaken the Chinese movie aficionado in you! Never Say Die will make people laugh in cinemas nationwide February 28, 2018, to be distributed by Creative Products Corporation and released by Star Cinema.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! You know what that means – more people looking for simple things that can make their loved ones smile. In case you’re still preparing your gifts for your special someone – may it be your girlfriend, boyfriend, mom, sister, teacher, or mentor, here are some items you can check out before you #SendASurprise:
WHAT TO GET:For the perpetually hungry
Ferrero bouquet + flowers (Photo courtesy of Jeremie’s Flower & Gift Shop)
All their favorite chocolate bars + flowers (Photo courtesy of Jeremie’s Flower & Gift Shop)
Is your significant other always bugging you for food and sweets? Give them a treat by tossing in their favorite chocolates and candy bars together with some flowers. Add a small stuffed toy as a keepsake, maybe?
For the old-school sweetheart
Roses in their favorite color + other flowers they like (Photo courtesy of Jeremie’s Flower & Gift Shop)
Grab one for your special someone who believes that roses and handwritten letters are a classic pairing that will never go out of style. Make sure that your letter isn’t from a generic Google-able template, though!
For the kids-at-heart
Stuffed toys can be customized! (Photo courtesy of Jeremie’s Flower & Gift Shop)
Pretty sure you know what can make the love of your life feel like a kid again! If they love cartoon characters or plushies more than anything else, this customizable bouquet is for you.
For the one who loves the stars
Stargazer Lilies (Photo courtesy of Jeremie’s Flower & Gift Shop)
Stargazing on the 14th of February? These Stargazer Lilies can make the night more memorable. You may not have reached the stars yet for him/her, but this is one small step towards that.
For the one looking for a ‘forever’
Preserved rose in full bloom (Photo courtesy of Jeremie’s Flower & Gift Shop)
Some people don’t like receiving flowers because they’ll just wither after some time. Instead of a bouquet, why not give something a la ‘Beauty and the Beast’? A perfectly preserved rose can serve as a reminder of your long-lasting love.
For the one who brightens up your day
Sunflowers (Photo courtesy of Jeremie’s Flower & Gift Shop)
Sunny, cheerful, and bright – if these remind you of your special someone, better grab Sunflowers this Valentine’s Day! Sunflowers brighten up as they follow the sun. Brighten up someone’s day by giving them this bouquet.
For the one who loves grand surprises
Flowers + cake + balloons for a grand surprise (Photo courtesy of Jeremie’s Flower & Gift Shop)
Because every moment spent with them gives you a reason to celebrate, add up all the cute festive items that make up a mini party – balloons, a bouquet, and their favorite cake!
For the one who likes opening gifts
Surprise in a heart-shaped box! (Photo courtesy of Jeremie’s Flower & Gift Shop)
Opening gifts isn’t something solely for Christmas and birthday parties. Extend the celebration to Valentine’s Day and put all your gifts in a heart-shaped box to make it fit the month’s theme.
WHERE TO GET THEM:
Jeremie’s Flower & Gift Shop offers all the bouquets above. It’s an online shop which creates personalized gifts that go beyond Valentine’s Day. Not only do they carefully prepare each order, they also make sure that you’re getting your money’s worth! Ran by millennials, the owners are fueled by their desire to connect people with their loved ones – no matter how far the distance.
Payments can be made through BDO, Cebuana Lhuillier, Western Union, LBC, or PayPal. They’re easy to talk to and they’re online on Facebook 24/7.
WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT THIS:
Items are affordable and you’ll surely get the bang for your buck, given that they also deliver items and customize each bouquet according to your wish. Requests are welcome – may it be extra balloons, stuffed toys, food, dedications, or whatever you can think of! They can arrange your surprise for you in case you won’t be physically present at the occasion. Jeremie’s Flower & Gift Shop is also the place to go if you want to send gifts anonymously to your crush!
They also have an ongoing Valentine’s Day giveaway in case you’re running on a tight budget. Visit our Facebook post for more details.
Price will depend on what type of flowers and items you’d like to send to your special someone. Floral bouquets are usually priced at P1000 and above. What’s great about this flower and gift shop is that they are very flexible when it comes to their customers’ dream gifts. You just need to send them a message on Facebook to get a quotation or they can also work around with the budget you have.
DO THEY DELIVER?
Yes! Deliveries within Metro Manila are free of charge. These millennial entrepreneurs are so dedicated to their craft, to the point that they personally deliver each order. They can even surprise your special someone at 12 midnight on your behalf in case you’re in a long-distance relationship.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF MY SHIPMENT IS IN GOOD HANDS?
They have all the business permits you need, plus the store is ran by a lovely millennial couple – Jio and Vic, who are already used to creating surprises for each other and for their parents. Jio grew up surprising her mom on behalf of her dad; thus, perfecting the art of coming up with creative gift combinations as the years go by. Tried and tested!
Valentine’s Day is not just about giving material things to the people you love, but rather the thought of making them feel special in the sincerest ways possible. As we come closer to this highly commercialized occasion, it is your chance to do something unique and make this year memorable for your loved ones.
After saving Manila millennials from getting stuck in traffic during crazy weekday mornings, motorcycle ride service Angkas is now back to help people send their items to a specific location ASAP via roadside delivery service Angkas Padala. We’re guessing they know how much we miss their friendly riders, so they’re back to assist all the love-struck millennials this Month of Love. This February, they’re not just delivering gifts. They also have a few tips on how to spice up the 14th of February:
The way to the heart is through his/her stomach
A simple dinner at home will do.
It has been said that the way to someone’s heart is through his/her stomach. Start revealing your cooking skills and create your loved one’s favorite dish. Coming home to food you personally prepare will not only lessen their weariness from work, but also save you on expenses from eating out.
Write it down
Who said girls didn’t like love letters???
It is never too old-fashioned to write them a letter. Put all the words you want to say from the heart in a piece of paper and it will definitely leave them smiling throughout the day. Add some creativity to your letter like a poem, a hand-painted rose, or inserting a picture of you together.
Don’t just buy, create it
Put your heart in everything you do.
Valentine’s Day is a day for you to be creative! Buying a present might make your beloved happy, but crafting something personalized will surely delight them. Create a scrapbook of your travels together, or get inspiration online for thousands of do-it-yourself gift ideas.
Plan a getaway
Maybe take him/her to his/her dream destination?
After all the busy days at work, it’s best to plan a getaway. Have a staycation in a nice hotel or go to a place away from the metro. Visit a tourist destination or a museum, or go hiking together and explore an adventure that you are both interested in.
Surprising someone is never boring
Imagine your loved one’s face as they go out the door and get to see a bouquet of roses, a box of chocolates, or a stuffed toy. Cliché as it may seem, a Valentine’s Day surprise would always make someone feel loved.
Go download it now and surprise someone this month.
For an extra hand on your da moves, Angkas Padala has got your back. Have your presents delivered for an ultimate surprise, because love will always find a way to make someone know they are special.
Angkas Padala is a roadside delivery service in which you can also track if the gift has been received. Base fare starts from P50 within Metro Manila. Delivery is made on the same day. A call from Angkas Padala rider that there is a package for them will surely make their day.
Join the Vikings giveaway A-S-A-P! Details below. (Photo from Angkas’ Twitter page)
PLUS: Doing so will get you the chance to be one of the lucky winners of a Vikings dinner date for two! (Now, that’s a tipid tip.) According to their social media post, all you need to do is:
Post or Tweet a selfie of your sweetest padala with your Angkas biker.
Use the hashtag #AngkasPadalove to validate your entry.
It may sound old-fashioned, but some people do love getting surprises on Valentine’s Day. If the tips above don’t work and you prefer to buy something, maybe at least buy flowers directly from those who grow ’em and support items that have been locally made. There are a lot of creative gifts to explore. Wishing everyone a lovely February ahead!
Almost everyone is into photography these days – whether it’s taking snaps of their everyday lives, keeping track of random things they find interesting, or documenting once-in-a-lifetime experiences. You’ll see a lot of photographs being shared on social media, with some creatively curated into feeds in order to create a bigger picture that lures people to stare longer. In terms of feed curation, one of the best celebrities to look up to would be Sony brand endorser, Nadine Lustre.
As evidenced by her Instagram feed (@nadine), Nadine has a keen eye for photography. Her feed gets a lot of likes and compliments not just from her fans but even from professional photographers. Her posts include her travels, daily life activities, and time spent with friends and family—proving that she cherishes these moments and documents them through photographs.
(Photo from Nadine Lustre/ Sony PH)
“I just love looking at great pictures. Through social media, you see a lot of nice, well-curated feeds,” says the 24-year-old millennial.
Her love for beautiful photographs has driven her to keep browsing Pinterest feeds, reading books, and looking at how stunning photographs are composed. This has led her to experiment with the way she takes photographs. The same thing can help anyone who aspires to achieve stunning photos like hers!
“The more you learn to appreciate photographs, the more you understand the process of composing good ones,” she adds.
Her main tip in upping your photography game: “Keep taking photos and seeking inspiration everywhere. Soon, you’ll be framing subjects with balance of imagery in mind and knowing how to take them with the light available.”
Let’s take a glimpse of Nadine’s treasured moments captured by her mirrorless camera – Sony a5100 (Sony Alpha ILCE-A5100):
BONDING WITH FRIENDS
(Photo from Nadine Lustre/ Sony PH)
(Photo from Nadine Lustre/ Sony PH)
LOCAL/ INTERNATIONAL TRIPS
(Photo from Nadine Lustre/ Sony PH)
(Photo from Nadine Lustre/ Sony PH)
If you think this is just another paid ad, nope! Here are shots from your resident Manila Millennial straight from our own Sony a5100:
Photo taken during our recent Batangas trip.
Photo taken during our recent trip at Olo-olo, Batangas.
Photo taken during our recent Batangas trip.
Photo taken while we were riding a moving vehicle!
NO EDITS NEEDED!
This mirrorless camera has a 24.3MP APS-C Exmore CMOS sensor which helps produce optimized light gathering and minimal noise. It also has a high ISO range at 25600. It’s very light and easy to use, which makes it perfect for documenting everyday highlights. One of the things I love most about this camera is that it’s WiFi-enabled, which makes file transfers super easy! The photo you took can go straight to your social media accounts in just a few taps.
Capture moments just like Nadine with the Sony a5100. Available in Sony stores nationwide for PHP 34,999.00.
Filipinos are known for having a big heart – hospitable, kind, and caring even to strangers. However, due to the changing times that may have caused our hearts to harden, this trait is slowly getting blurred out of existence. Before it gets completely erased in the values system of following generations, it’s good to know that there are institutions that are working hand in hand to remind everyone about kindness that has long been part of the Filipino culture. It may seem like a small step but simple shirt designs created by young talents can go a long way.
In collaboration with graphic design powerhouse Team Manila, Pioneer Insurance & Surety Corporation launched a Graphic T-Shirt Design contest entitled “Big Heart”, which was inspired by the random acts of kindness of Filipinos. Through this contest, over 150 students were able to showcase their skills and look back at the values that make the Philippines stand out.
Forget about runway modeling. Impulse dancers rocked the stylish tees as they danced to millennial-favorite tunes. (Photo courtesy of Pioneer)
Before the top three winners were announced, the top 10 designs were put on display last Thursday (February 1, 2018) at The Gallery of Greenbelt 5. Every piece artistically translated kindness into designs that anyone can proudly wear, so it must have been a tough decision for judges from creative agencies to pick the winners.
Here are the top three designs that you can wear soon:
Maria Antonette Perez’s Isang Lahi, Isang Puso
Maria Antonette Perez from De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde’s winning design shows how the heart is the center of people’s actions. (Photo courtesy of Pioneer)
Joshua Rei Panaligan’s Taos Puso
Joshua Rei Panaligan of the University of Makati’s design is composed of hands that form a heart. (Photo courtesy of Pioneer)
Michaela Balagapo’s Kindness Without End
Michaela Balagapo of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila wants to show that kindness is something that gets passed on continuously without end.(Photo courtesy of Pioneer)
All the finalists, including John Carlo Barlaan (Mapag-BIG-ay), Alicia May Zamudio (Biyahenihan), Chester De Guzman (Pilipino: Puso’y May Malasakit), Louie John Ico (Unity and Life Value), Mary Grace Carpizo (Matik), JoeMari Manalo (Kindness Brings the World Together), and Kenneth Ruiz (Bayanihan) went home with cash prizes, a personal accident insurance coverage worth P100,000, and a MediCash Dengue insurance coverage worth P10,000.
Wear your big Pinoy heart on your sleeve by purchasing these stylish tees on Team Manila’s online store, Suez & Zapote Gallery, and Lazada starting March 1, 2018. Every purchase will help the students earn more for their future.
Through the years, Pioneer has been reaching out to colleges and universities around the Philippines through campaigns that aim to heighten the appreciation for Philippine arts and spread the positive message of insurance among millennials. TeamManila, on the other hand, aims to educate and cultivate public appreciation through its work while making a lasting mark on visual culture and reinforcing the current lifestyle of graphics design here and abroad.
Among Pioneer’s previous endeavors include The Stories of Friendship Video Competitions; a tie-up with the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Tanghalang Pilipino, and Writer’s Bloc Inc. for the Virgin Labfest Campus Tour that eventually launched the Stories of Hope Playwriting Competitions; and a partnership with Filipino Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, Inc. (FILSCAP) and ABS-CBN’s One Music PH for the #MoveOnLang Songwriting Competition.
For the first time in a long time, we’re loving the idea of sharing hugot lines during the Love Month! This year, everyone is entitled to reminisce their heartaches and turn their sorrows into something rewarding – a chance to win P25,000 worth of gift certificates from SM! On the most romantic month of the year, OPPO Philippines challenges millennials to responsibly learn from the past with their #HaveYouEver promo. OPPO will be posting a different #HaveYouEver question at 2 PM daily via their Facebook page and participants will be tasked to share their story through a video submission from February 1 until February 14. Each entry will give them a chance to shop their hearts out.
“This love month, we want to create an opportunity for our fans to express and share their hugot stories. We want to continuously become a part of their love stories and journey, and there isn’t any better way to share it than getting rewarded as well”, said Eason De Guzman, OPPO Philippines’ PR Manager.
A #HaveYouEver question will be posted every day at 2PM from February 1, 2018 until February 14, 2018. A participant can submit a video answering the question of the day within 24 hours until another question is posted.
It is not required of the participants to submit an entry for every #HaveYouEver question. However, in order to get more raffle entries, participants are encouraged to answer each question and tell his/her #HaveYouEver story which is equivalent to (1) one raffle entry.
Each question can only be accomplished once per account. A participant can only obtain a maximum of 14 entries for the whole promo period.
Deadline of submission of entries is on February 14, 2018 at 11:59 PM.
There will be three (3) winners of Php 25,000 worth of SM gift certificates. The winners will be drawn using http://www.random.org.
The draw for the prizes will be held on February 15, 2018, 5PM at 6/F Viva Communications Inc. East Tower Philippine Stock Exchange Center, Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City in the presence of a DTI representative and authorized representatives of Viva Communications Inc.
The announcement of winners will be done via Facebook post on February 16, 2018. Registered mail will also be sent to the winners.
Twenty percent (20%) tax for the prize exceeding PHP10,000 shall be shouldered by the Philippine OPPO Mobile Technology Inc.
Winners can claim their prizes from the OPPO Concept Store nearest to them. They must present at least one (1) valid ID and the registered notice for verification upon claiming. The winners must present a valid ID which contains the same information as his/her registered details. If the participant cannot claim his/her prize, the one who will claim the prize on his/her behalf must present an authorization letter, a photocopy of his/her ID and a photocopy of the winner’s ID. The winners can claim their prizes until 60 days after they receive their registered mail.
Easy peasy! Start recording those hugot lines now. Good luck, millennials!