Friday, December 16, 2011


Manila, Philippines, December 15, 2011 – Suzuki Philippines Inc., the only integrated automotive and motorcycle manufacturer in the Philippines, rolls out the first ever Suzuki AutoMoto Grand Invasion—a four-day event featuring Suzuki’s latest automobiles and motorcycles. Happening from December 15 to December 18, 2011 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall, the Suzuki AutoMoto Grand Invasion will feature the latest automobiles and motorcycle models of Suzuki, the never before seen 2012 motorcycle line up and the latest Suzuki original apparels which will also be on-sale. 

The Suzuki Automoto Grand Invasion will also offer a free service campaign for Suzuki vehicle owners, which include 20-point inspection for Suzuki automobiles, and engine check-up, change engine oil and oil filter for Suzuki motorcycles.  “The first ever Suzuki AutoMoto Grand Invasion is Suzuki’s way of giving back to the public. This has been a great year for Suzuki and so, we thought of bringing Suzuki closer to the public by coming up with an integrated event for them,” said Mr. Satoshi Uchida, president, Suzuki Philippines Inc.

Uchida added, “Last year, Suzuki held the first Suzuki Grand Invasion, which was basically a culmination of a whole year of the year’s Suzuki Invasions which were implemented nationwide starting January 2010. However, it only focused on motorcycles. This year, we would like to underscore that we are the only integrated automobile and motorcycle company in the Philippines and that, they can expect a bigger and more aggressive Suzuki in 2012”.

Suzuki enthusiasts can also participate in the daily fun games, a cosplay competition showcasing Suzuki’s technological innovations, surprise celebrity guestings, a fashion show featuring the 2012 Suzuki apparel line-up and a Suzuki job fair.  

Also, witness the battle for regional pride as 18 of the best dance crews in the country vie for the glory of becoming the Grand National Champion of Suzuki’s “Show Me Da Moves”  dance contest and take home a quarter of a million in cash! 

Press Release: Fleishman International Communication Hillard / Media Contacts: Christine Sarmiento-Tria 
0928.5524759; Pao Goze 0916.4773784

Saturday, December 10, 2011


In 1916, Keds created an American Classic: the first shoe with a soft rubber sole, so comfortable & quiet you could "sneak" up on anyone. This original sneaker, called the “Champion” has remained a style icon for almost 100 years. Worn by legends Paul Newman, Audrey Hepburn, The Ramones, John Lennon, Marilyn Monroe and Jackie O, and consistently celebrated by Vogue, Elle and GQ, Keds continues to attract fashion designers, stylists and top editors in the industry with their classic, authentic style.

Through all the fashion trends of the century, Keds hasn’t changed much since they were created.  As a matter of fact, the Keds “Champion” sneaker has remained essentially unchanged for more than half a century! It has become a fashion mainstay versatile enough to adapt to fads and ever-changing fashion trends. 

The Keds “Champion” is an unpretentious, stylishly iconic sneaker that exudes casual confidence and smart simplicity. It’s no wonder then that legendary fashion icons themselves wore Keds.

Today, Keds is seen on the hottest celebrities, such as Anna Paquin, Dita von Teese, Chris Colfer, Emma Watson, Natalie Portman, Katy Perry and Kristen Stewart - a testament that true classics can stay relevant for 100 years.

Keds continues its legacy of feel good style keeping it original, aspirational, inventive and fun as it recently re-launched the brand in Keds: The Original Sneaker Exhibit at the Ronac Art Center last December 5, 2011. Here, Keds collaborated with young local designers like CJ de Silva, Valerie Chua, Danika Navarro, Soleil Ignacio and Julius Sebastian. The gallery was decorated with furniture and accent pieces from Heima: Home and Lifestyle, while unique archive first edition models were also put on display - some of which were created way back in the 70's.

The brand again took on another creative effort in its Art & Sole sneaker design workshop at the Brown Bag Vintage & Crafts Market last December 9, 2011, held at the Filipinas Heritage Library, Ayala Triangle, Makati. Here, participants got to customize their own pair of Keds while being guided by the young but very talented artist, CJ de Silva.

Keds is available at Complex Lifestyle Store in Eastwood Mall, Ayala Center Cebu, Festival Mall and Alabang Town Center, at Hideout in Greenbelt 5, SM Supermalls, Rustan's, Shoe Salon, and the Keds x Sperry Top-Sider in Mega Atrium.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011


The Ateneo Special Education Society (Ateneo SPEED) is the organizer of the yearly No SPEED Limit Established in 1994, SPEED was envisioned to be a living and caring society that embraces persons with special needs. From this vision, the organization aimed to support and assist in the development through weekly activities in special schools and institutions. Ateneo SPEED also worked on initiating Ateneo's active involvement in the advocacy by creating projects that allow both Ateneo SPEED and the public to participate in, with No SPEED Limit as one of it's main projects.

Ateneo SPEED has consisitenly shown its competence as an organization throughout the years through its innovative projects and immense efforts in spreading its advocacy. REcently, Ateneo SPEED was in the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards, awarded by his excelency, President Noynoy Aquino himself.

Furthermore, Ateneo SPEED has a dedicated team of students who have professionally dedicated their time and effort into No SPEED Limit. Students of various disciplines, combined with valuable experience in organizing various schoolwide activities, have come hand in hand to organize this one of a kind race.

Monday, December 5, 2011


The San Juanico Golf Hotel is a 30-room hotel surrounded with breath-taking verdant landscape of flat and gently sloping greens, panorama of endless rolling hills and mountains offers world-class amenities and accommodations to those visiting Eastern Visayas.
The establishment is situated inside the gates of San Juanico Golf, Park and Country Club, located at Barangay Camansihay, Tacloban City just 10kms from downtown and 21 kms from the airport. After fine-tuning, the hotel is in full operation and well prepared for the holiday season. It offers a complete menu of first-class services and amenities for all its guests seeking for a relaxing vacation away from their stressful urban routine. 
Golfers will definitely enjoy their game at the 18-hole golf course while families and friends have fun time at the hotel in its private patio, surrounded with the beauty of its elegant yet laid-back ambiance; the delicious gourmet cuisine at the golf country clubhouse and the services of highly-trained, friendly and attentive staff.

According to Mimi Acacio, CEO of the San Juanico Golf Hotel, the hotel design is especially geared towards all ages, making them feel relaxed and at home while enjoying the beauty of both nature and conformity with the hotel interiors. 
“We have to find a balance between the already beautiful landscape outdoors and our goal to provide a relaxed, aesthetic pleasing look indoors. I am pleased that we have achieved a homely, carefree elegance in interior designs, in our rooms without and with private patios and the rest of our amenities.
Acacio pointed out that interior and exterior in each of the 30 rooms—from top to the lower levels--is one of her innovations including architectural designs built by architect Edito Cumpio; with an unobstructed, panoramic view of the fairway, endless rolling hills and mountains, and the famous San Juanico Bridge. The San Juanico Golf Hotel is also set apart by its ultimate offer of exclusivity—selected rooms are available for purchase.
A new offering for guests is the horseback-riding amenity for the children.  For those who wish to enjoy and commune with the wonder of nature even more closely, go on a horseback ride with the assistance of experienced guides and expert handlers. 

While waiting for the kids, hotel guests are welcome to enjoy global, gourmet fair at the spacious and comfortable Golf Clubhouse. The restaurant offers mouth-watering Filipino dishes, international cuisine and fresh icy delicious drinks. Stay-in hotel guests are treated to free breakfast at the restaurant.
The San Juanico Golf Hotel is in full operation. Travel and tour providers have yet another exciting and world-class quality destination to offer their clients and are encouraged to get in touch with the hotel to discover exciting deals that await them.
Those who wish to inquire about drapes, beddings and accessories may contact Liza Cahilig at Joann Ashley Garments Manufacturing and Design. Tel: 359-0048,  359-0049 and Cel: 0999.993.5888.
For inquiries, booking information and accreditation about the San Juanico Golf Hotel: Email:, or go to Google and search for San Juanico Golf Hotel; or contact Phillip Cayubit at Tel: 02/404-6513 Cel: 0917.795.7085 or Liza Cahilig at Tel: 02/359-0048 and Cel: 0999.993.5888 or Anton Llano at Tel: 053/341-7969 and Cel: 0929.484.9517.


Thorlos™, a world famous brand of sports, walking and dress socks, is recommended by foot doctors for foot health. In fact The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) has granted its Seal of Acceptance to Thorlos™, the first socks brand ever to earn that honor. “Thorlos® can add to foot comfort and protection when used in a consistently applied program of daily foot care and regular professional treatment,” the APMA added. “Thorlos are the best socks available for athletes and their performance,” adds Sinco who says premiere international and national athletes including our own Hall of Famers like Robert Jaworksi have been wearing Thorlos for years.

One hundred percent made in the USA, Thorlos have been around for over 30 years now and offer various levels of protection for sports and physical activities. No matter what the sport or physical activity, there are Thorlos Socks to suit the situation and protect the feet. Lightweight, mid-weight and heavy weight padding are available to suit the specific activity and the chosen sport, be it running, tennis, golf, basketball, mountaineering or just plain walking. (For example, golf is not as demanding on the feet as tennis, so Golf Thorlos have mid-weight padding, while Tennis Thorlos have heavy weight padding).

Thorlos are premium-priced because they are anatomically designed and have patented terry padding that protects your feet from pressure and impact. The padding reduces static pressure and impact, and diminishes shearing forces through the ‘Control·Slide®‘ phenomenon : instead of the tissues on your feet moving in opposite directions, the terry padding moves under your feet, transferring the movement from the tissues of the foot to the terry padding itself. Also, to ensure that your feet are protected from the adverse effects of accumulated perspiration inside the shoe, surface moisture and water vapor are effectively channeled to the outside of the foot where they can be evacuated through the shoes. Thorlos’ proprietary yarn combinations that include THOR·LON® Acrylic, CoolMax® and other high tech fibers that ‘wick’ moisture away from the foot make this possible. This superb moisture management and the reduction of pressure, impact and shearing forces reduces fatigue, and helps you to enjoy your sport or activity longer, with the confidence that your feet are protected by the best foot gear available today.

Thorlos™ are available in the Philippines at R.O.X Fort Bonifacio, Rustan’s, Planet Sports, The Athlete’s Foot and Toby’s (Alabang). For more information contact Colerosh Incorporated at (02) 661-3022 and (02) 640-4326.

Saturday, December 3, 2011


LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances, employing more than 93,000 people working in over 120 operations around the world. With 2010 global sales of KRW 55.8 trillion (USD 48.2 billion), LG comprises four business units – Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, and Air Conditioning & Energy Solutions. 

LG is one of the world’s leading producers of flat panel TVs, mobile devices, air conditioners, washing machines and refrigerators. LG has signed a long-term agreement to become both a Global Partner and a Technology Partner of Formula 1™. As part of this top-level association, LG acquires exclusive designations and marketing rights as the official consumer electronics, mobile phone and data processor of this global sporting event. For more information, please


Balikbayans arriving at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) in Pampanga, has experienced their warmest welcome yet with the opening of the Pinoy Homecoming Hospitality Center at the airport on November 29, 2011

Spearheaded by the Department of Tourism (DOT), the homecoming center is part of the government's ongoing efforts to boost visitor arrivals from the balikbayan market by 25 percent in the next five years. Dubbed as the Pinoy Homecoming campaign, it primarily targets Filipinos based overseas, not only in the United States and Canada but worldwide.

A result of Presidential Proclamation No. 181 “Declaring the Years 2011 to 2016 as the Pinoy Homecoming Years” signed on June 3, 2011, the campaign supports Republic Act No. 6768, as amended, or the “Balikbayan Program.” Under the Balikbayan Program, overseas Filipinos (OFs) are given special privileges and benefits in recognition of their contribution to the growth of the Philippine economy in terms of foreign exchange inflow and remittances.

“This is a campaign that recognizes three things: the invaluable contributions of Filipinos overseas, our urgent need to develop and promote Philippine tourism further and how much can be achieved when government agencies work together,” shares DOT Secretary Ramon Jimenez. “We also have to tap into the market of second and third generation Filipinos abroad and encourage them to discover their roots.”

To reach this set of younger Filipinos abroad, the campaign also has a digital marketing component. Through the website Pinoys abroad can easily access Philippine news portals, tourism products and services, practical balikbayan tips, Philippine holiday and festival calendars, as well as a directory of industry partners and the contact details of DOT’s international offices.

The campaign is supported by Globe Telecom, Duty Free Philippines Corporation (DFPC)and the over 700 partner-merchants nationwide. For more information on the campaign and balikbayan benefits, contact the Pinoy Homecoming Secretariat at 632 525-1255, 632 525-9318 local 268 or 244; fax to (632) 521-6165, or e-mail at

Thursday, December 1, 2011


PR ASIA WORLWIDE COMMUNICATIONS INC is considered as one of the leading public relations agency in the Philippines.

The company is located at Unit 2005N Joya Loft & Towers - North 28 Plaza Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City and the agency has an unparalleled track record of implementing modern, effective and successful public relations campaigns. Under the direction of international publicist Joyce A. Ramirez, the agency currently represents some of the biggest brands in the world led by Sony Pictures Entertainment Networks Television (SPE Networks Singapore), Nivea (Beiersdorf), Fujitsu Asia Pacific, Penshoppe (Golden ABC), Worldbex International plus a lot more.

Unlike the case of traditional agencies, PR ASIA is a specialty firm that only accepts a select number of clients each year. The firm believes in realistically managing their client flow to guarantee time and personal attention to every client needs.

Moreover, PR ASIA only engages the most experienced, practical and creative team of publicists to deliver the most effective and strategic campaigns all year round.

With a distinguished record of building brands from the ground up, PR ASIA creates only the most captivating campaigns that never go unnoticed. Originality is the key to the agency’s success and the core of the company’s philosophy.

The agency offered some services with details as follows:
  • Local Media Relations
  • International Publicity
  • Editorial Services
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Influencer’s Management
  • Product Launches
  • Branding Services
  • Destination Branding
  • Other Consultancy Services


This season, Judy Ann Santos, Bea Alonzo, Angelica Panganiban, Xian Lim, Matteo Guidicelli and Phoemela Baranda and more are set to join the Philippines’ grandest Christmas Bazaar - the 11th World Bazaar Festival.

In the tradition of organizing hugely successful bazaars year after year, Wordbex Services International, in partnership with ABS-CBN, brings you this year’s longest and grandest charity bazaar in Manila, the 11th World Bazaar Festival.

From December 2 to 18, 2011 come and experience the longest Christmas bazaar with three shopping weekends at the World Trade Center - for the benefit of the ABS-CBN Foundation. Doors open from 12nn to 10pm every Monday to Thursday and 10am until midnight every Friday to Sunday. Shoppers can choose from over 600 booths of fabulous finds from the country’s top retail brands – everything from toys to gadgets to books to handicrafts to sporting goods and many more. This event definitely has something for everyone and can surely fit everyone’s holiday budget.

In addition, you can also “shop ‘til you drop” with the biggest Kapamilya stars that will have their own celebrity booths - selling personal items for charity.
“Last year’s World Bazaar Festival was an overwhelming success, with thousands of people pouring in to shop their hearts out with our wide selection of products. This year, we look forward to organizing a Christmas charity bazaar that’s bigger and better than before,” JR Ang, Worldbex Marketing Director, shares. “We also have ABS-CBN and the Kapamilya stars to thank for their continuous support of our beneficiary. We are very excited to forward the proceeds of this event to the ABS-CBN Foundation.”

All over the world, Filipinos are known for celebrating Christmas in grand style thus the World Bazaar Festival pays tribute to the Filipino glee of celebrating the holidays with the theme “Da Best ang Pasko ng Pilipino”. Since this is the season where everyone gets into the spirit of gift-giving, the bazaar provides the perfect opportunity for people to give back to the community through the ABS-CBN foundation. Woobie, the official World Bazaar Festival mascot, will also serve as the Santa Claus for the event and will be giving away toys, appliances and showcases to chosen families as an early Christmas treat.

As a special treat to shoppers, a 2012 Worldbex Planner will be raffled off every other hour during the entire duration of the World Bazaar Festival. Kids can also have a great time as they can write their Christmas wishes in the Make A Wish card and hang them in the giant 30-foot Christmas tree located at the lobby. Every Friday, a card will be chosen from the giant Christmas tree and the lucky kid will have his or her special request granted by the World Bazaar Festival organizers. 

The event will also feature various ABS-CBN show launches, musical shows, fashion shows, and a celebrity pavilion. Other activities at the Bazaar that makes the countdown to Christmas even more exciting include a night market and the Manila Flair Open: Bottle for Supremacy, a premiere flair tending competition. Night bazaar goers and foodies alike can enjoy lanes of food stalls selling yummy treats, all open until midnight. Ample parking spaces are made available everyday for the convenience of all shoppers. 

Lastly, the World Bazaar Festival will showcase an Appliance and Gadgets Craze that will run from December 13-15 at the WTC East Wing Tent. Credit card and ATM terminals are available for easy payment options.

Gather the troops and head on over to the city’s most happening place for holiday shopping, the 11th World Bazaar Festival from December 2 to 18, 2011 at the World Trade Center because truly - Da Best ang Pasko ng Pilipino!