First ever COKE STUDIO in the Philippines Opens July 29 (Saturday)!

The world’s largest beverage brand, Coca-Cola, brings something new to the Philippines music landscape. Called the “Coke Studio”, it is said to be a platform that features fun and exciting ways that will support Original Pilipino Music through various activities. Read more about the Coke Studio, which officially opens tomorrow, in the below presser.

Taste the sounds of Pinoy music with Coke Studio

The iconic logo of Coke, integrated with headphones, and then interpreted into a sofa, to show the power of collaboration and stretching artistic boundaries.

 

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Manila, July 21, 2017 – Music is one of the core unifying forces for Filipinos. The love for music transcends gender, religion, language, social class, and even political affiliations. This year, the world’s largest beverage brand, Coca-Cola, is refreshing the local music landscape with the opening of the first Coke Studio in the country.

The Coke Studio is a platform that features fun and exciting ways that will support Original Pilipino Music through various activities. The main highlight is the collaboration of Pinoy music legends and emerging artists to create their own blend of OPM tunes in various music genres.

The opening of the Coke Studio on July 29, 2017 will also kick-off the 9-episode local music show on TV5 and YouTube featuring 14 of the country’s most revered Filipino musicians led by Abra, Gab and John of Urbandub, Ebe Dancel, Noel Cabangon, Franco, Sandwich, and Moonstar 88, together with emerging OPM millennial artists BP Valenzuela, Reese Lansangan, Curtismith, The Ransom Collective, Autotelic, Gracenote, and Jensen and the Flips. The show will be a one-of-a-kind musical experience for Filipinos.

The Coke Studio doesn’t stop there. A Coke Studio Truck will bring the musical experience closer to Filipinos as it goes on a 6-month road trip to various parts of the country. The Coke Studio Truck will be a roving recording studio that will also be a venue for live performances from Coke Studio artists and a wide range of fun on-ground interactive activities and games. Coca-Cola merchandise will also be given away during special raffle promos from the Coke Studio Truck!

The Coke Studio Truck is a stage for local school bands to showcase their talents and original compositions through an online voting system.

The country will soon taste the sound of Pinoy music with Coke Studio. Catch it every Saturday at 7 p.m. on TV5 or on http://www.youtube.com/CokeStudioPH.

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One month to go until “The Mercenary” AJ Matthews’ return to the Bellator 181 cage!

It’s a little over one month before Fil-American AJ ‘The Mercenary’ Matthews is set for action as part of Bellator 181 fight line-up this July. 

One of the up-and-coming international fighters, Matthews has been preparing hard for his next fight which is set to happen on the 14th of July at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. He has been seen devoting most of his waking hours into training and building relationships with his fellow Filipino Fighters both local and international.

The role of Matthews as professional striking coach of ONE Championship heavyweight champion Brandon Vera and several other UFC champions have also helped him in his preparation for his fight.

Matthews fight records include impressive victories such as a first-round technical knockout over Kyle Bolt at Bellator 131 in 2014, and a knockout win over Charlie Rader at Bellator 70 in 2012.

The 29-year-old has also been a pride of his fellow Filipino fighters as he has recently based himself now in Philippines with his team MMA Alliance. Matthews, whose mother traces her roots in Tacloban, has been embraced by his Filipino fans with open arms with his humility and charm.

Matthews recently appeared in the Test of Will Challenge and the National Test of Will Finals in the Philippines. During the event that was participated in by several athletes and celebrities, Matthews and ONE Championship fighter Mark Striegl competed against each other to test their abilities.

Aj Matthews fight will be against Andre Fialho under the welterweight division. 

Mr Muscle’s “Clean Less, Live More Family Fly Away” Promo is still on!

If you were able to drop by this blog the past weeks, you may have chanced upon my post about Mr Muscle’s Clean Less, Live More Family Fly Away promo. It’s actually posted here.

The mechanic’s pretty simple, if you bought any of the four Mr Muscle products featured in the promo, just take a photo with the product (pose in the most creative way as you can!), upload it together with some of your personal details and a nice photo-caption, and voila! you have an entry which has the chance to win for you a Php500 Sodexo GC (as one of 10 winners for the week) and/or a trip for the family to Boracay or Singapore (as a grand prize winner)!

We use Mr Muscle at home as our household cleaning companion and I encouraged the adult members of the family to join the promo (there’s no harm in trying!). Know what? Out of 4 entries, 3 entries won in the weekly contest! Cool right?  

I won!

You can win like we did too! The promo’s still on until the first week of July so don’t waste your time! Take that photo now and submit it as an entry. 

To know more about the promo, you can check out my post about it here or you can go and visit http://www.cleanlesslivemore.ph. Join now! 

Bounty Fresh Chicken’s New SAUCY TORIKARAAGE Perfect for Kids’ School Baon!

Bounty Fresh, one of the country’s biggest suppliers of value‐added chicken products and fresh-chilled chicken, recently introduced its newest innovation – the Saucy ToriKaraage, an all-natural lean and chicken meat which comes in two different sauces, Teriyaki and Sweet and Sour.

It can be cooked in as fast as eight (8) minutes over medium heat and perfect for Filipinos on-the-go and who are always on the look-out for quicker and more convenient ways to go about their daily chores, including cooking their meals. 

As a mother of school-age kids and now that the new school year is about to open, I find it to be perfect as “baon” for my kids who go to school or for the members of the family who go to work everyday. In week day mornings where a bustle of activities here and there is happening, a quick-fix meal is always a welcome treat!

Priced at on Php179 per 450-gram pack, the Bounty Fresh Saucy ToriKaraage is available in all leading supermarkets nationwide.

Tara, Siargao Racecation?!

Lately, “in” ngayon ang mga foot races which takes runners to different places in the country and at times, out of it. Kasi naman, malaking bagay din ang diversity sa pagtakbo. One, you get to take-in a whole new sight while running (bawas boredom lalo na pag long run!) and then at times, you also get to enjoy a much needed respite, especially if the race venue is out of town – away from the bustling metropolis, ika nga!

If ganyan ang hanap mo sa mga runs mo ngayon, then RunRio has one such race for you! It’s the Siargao International Marathon!

Ang Siargao, sabi ni Wikipedia, “is a tear-drop shaped island in the Philippine Sea situated 800 kilometers southeast of Manila in the province of Surigao del Norte.”. Ako pag na-mention ang Siargao, ang naiisip ko white, sandy beaches and crystal clears waters na patok mag-surfing!

So yun na nga, kung ang trip mo lately ay to “commune with nature” while running and then mag-time out din for a few days after, then maybe the Siargao International Marathon might be the perfect “racecation” for you. 

O pano, tara racecation? Sayo race, akin yun vacation? Haha, cheers!

SIARGAO INTERNATIONAL MARATHON
RUN FOR THE MANGROVES
JULY 23, 2017
DEL CARMEN, SIARGAO
21KM AND 42KM

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RACE SCHEDULE:

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REGISTRATION FEES AND INCLUSIONS (click on the link to enlarge the image):


GUN AND CUT-OFF TIMES:

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Premium lifestyle accessory brand Moshi finally in Manila!

I have been using Moshi iPhone cases ever since I came upon this brand and I can say that the brand brings a bang for the bucks! It’s sleek and simple but is truly reliable.

You can just imagine the joy I felt when I learned that Moshi is finally having their very own concept store here in Manila and will not just offer awesome mobile phone cases but a slew of premium lifestyle accessories and items as well!

Get to know more about it from the below press release.

Welcome to Manila, MOSHI!

PRESS RELEASE:

Premium lifestyle accessory brand Moshi officially lands in Manila

Enhancing the mobile lifestyle with its wide portfolio of premium accessories, global lifestyle brand Moshi officially launches its first concept store in Manila. Filipinos can now have full access to the complete range of Moshi products from phone accessories, bags and travel gears, to mobile electronics – all with design and function at the core of its unique product experience. 

Primarily known for its well-crafted iPhone, iPad, and Mac accessories, Moshi has now grown to being more than just a case maker, and makes a strong case as the next lifestyle brand to watch out for.

Since 2010, Moshi has been available in the top Apple retailers in the Philippines. But given the strong following and loyalty it has gained from the market, the brand sees it fitting to make its stylish homecoming in Manila official.

With its product category now ranging to audio, bags, active and travel categories, it showcases its evolution and versatility. Whether you want to go to work, squeeze in a workout, or just simply want products that would fit perfectly into your day to day activities—Moshi has the product for it. This seamless integration of your personal style with your gadgets is what the Moshi Life is all about—a premium life, whether at work or play.

“It has been a big and amazing year for Moshi Philippines and we are just getting started. We are opening our very first concept store outside of our headquarters and we thought Manila was the best place for it. Guided by our core of making beautifully-designed, smart and premium products, we aspire to become a household name here in the Philippines,” said Patricia Serrano, Business Development Manager of Moshi.

The press launch was held last April 18 at the Fundamental Coffee, Makati City. Gracing the event were select members of the press and social media influencers. Moshi is set to open its first concept store in SM North EDSA. For updates and more information, visit www.moshi.com, facebook.com/MoshiPhilippines.

MAXICARE Celebrates 30 Years of Premium Healthcare with a Run Race

Maxicare, on its 30th year of providing the finest healthcare in the Philippines, will be holding their very own run race on July 9, 2017 at the BGC.

Catering to both experienced and beginning runners, the race is poised to be the last foot race that will ever be organized in the BGC area. As a treat, all finishers will feel like a winner as they will all receive a medal. There will also be an extensive “Wellness Village” where the runners and their families and friends can dine, relax and enjoy activities that Maxicare’s partner brands have prepared.

Through this run whose beneficiary will be Bahay Aruga, a free halfway house for Pediatric Cancer Patients, Maxicare wants to offer the complete experience of advocacy, athleticism and celebration.

Check out more details below.

MAXICARE RUN
JULY 9, 2017
9TH ST., COR. 34TH AVE., BGC
200M/3KM/5KM/10KM/16KM

BENEFICIARY: Bahay Aruga

REGISTRATION PERIOD: May 22 to July 2, 2017

REGISTRATION SITES:
ONLINE: click HERE
ON-SITE:

  • Select CHRIS SPORTS branches
    • Glorietta
    • Market Market
    • SM Megamall
    • SM North Edsa
    • SM MOA
    • SM BF Parañaque
  • MAXICARE Office

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