Friday, January 19, 2018

Pioneer Adhesives joins Sinulog 2018

It’s Sinulog time! And Pioneer Adhesives Inc., formerly Republic Chemical Industries, Inc., is supporting one of the biggest, most-awaited festivals in the country for the first time!

Get your eyes glued on the streets of Cebu on January 21, 2018, at 8 a.m. as Pioneer Adhesives Inc. participates in the annual Sinulog Festival’s grand float parade. Featured in the float will be top Pioneer products, such as Mighty Bond, Pearl Glaze, and Painter’s Buddy Skim Coat. 

Apart from the float parade showcase, Pioneer Adhesives will also be a sponsor of the festival. Festivalgoers can expect a lineup of exciting activities by Pioneer Adhesives during the Sinulog weekend, including participation in the awarding of the Sinulog Festival Queen event at the Sports Complex on January 19.

Sinulog Festival is an annual cultural and religious festival held every third Sunday of January in Cebu to honor the miraculous image of Santo Niño. Drawing over three million festivalgoers, Sinulog’s line up of activities gets bigger and bigger every year with a host of extravagant activities such as grand float parades, lively street parades, big parties and concerts.

This participation in the Sinulog Festival’s float parade is one of many activities lined up for the celebration of the company’s 60th anniversary this February.

Don’t miss out on the grand float design prepared by Pioneer Adhesives on Sunday! See you at the festival! Viva Pit Señor!

Safe and Worry-Free Solo Travel with Malayan Travel Master

Three or four years ago, I embarked on a solo travel, to find myself so to speak. I thought it will be terrifying but travelling alone and seeing unfamiliar but lovely places is kind of liberating.

Nowadays, what they call Solo vacation is becoming widely popular and that there’s a big increase, especially in many travel agencies whose clients prefer to travel alone.

More than the nervousness I felt, what was mostly in my mind is how is it best to stay safe while travelling abroad without a friend or family members.

What I’ve learned are some simple tips that every solo traveller should have in mind and how is it best to stay safe most of the times. Feeling nervous or lonely can take away the fun in your travel so knowing and keeping plans ahead can ensure you a safe travel. 

Here are some of those things:

Plan, plan, plan.
Having no itinerary at hand is a big no in solo travel. List where you want to go, where to explore. Memorize the routes and take advantage of technology. Keep track of your journey using the GPS mapping on your phone.

Items to pack
There are several items every solo traveller should consider packing especially if you’re staying in a hotel or hostel, Universal plugs is one of them. Oftentimes there is just one power outlet is some of the places you will be staying. Also, bring mini flashlights, insect repellants, and medicines that are allowed for you to bring in your travel.

Don’t bring too many valuables
Bring only what’s necessary. You can’t have fun or enjoy your travel if you constantly worry about your valuables. Always bring some cash and keys. Buy waterproof sling bag you can take if you’re in the beach.

Have your Friends and Families Aware of your Movements.

Since you are solo travelling, keep people aware of your movements or telling them where you are, where you plan to stay, or your itinerary. Take note and disclosed where you are going, and the number of the taxi if you’re riding one. Make sure that the driver is aware you have left information to someone.

Blend In
Always take note of the culture of the country where you are going. In short, dress appropriately. Don’t attract negative attention or scream plainly that you are a tourist by dressing inappropriately.

Trust your Gut Feel
Your gut feel will always tell you when something is wrong. Your instinct is always right. If something is uncomfortable, don’t ignore that feeling.

Take Lots of Photos and post it on social media
It’s not bragging that you are in other places but it is one way to let others know where you are and you want people to know you were there.

This is the most important when travelling in another country, you need travel insurance. It is a must. It is very important to have a secure, safe, convenient, and worry free travel. One I highly recommend for your insurance is Malayan’s Travel Master.

Malayan Travel Master ensures your safety and convenience while traveling. It provides maximum coverage and the most comprehensive travel insurance in the country today.It has several features to ensure your safety while on travel.

Personal Accident. Covers accidental death, dismemberment and even accidental burial benefit.

Travel Inconvenience Benefits. Baggage loss, baggage delay, loss of cash, damage to laptop and flight delays because of bad weather, with this feature it allows you to forego those inconveniences.

Personal Liability. If you accidentally hurt someone, Travel Master will take of it!

Recovery of Travel Expenses. There are times of great emergency that one need to cancel one’s travel but with this feature, expenses are paid and they will reimburse the unused portion of travel and the non-refundable accommodation expenses that have been paid in advance, voila, you can travel again..

Emergency Medical Treatment This benefit enables you to be covered on your medical expenses. Especially if you are in another country where medical expenses are very expensive.

Travel Assistance Benefits. With Assist America, a world- class travel assistance provider, this feature gives you access to various emergency and medical travel assistance.

So #InsuretobeSure for a safe and fun solo travel with Malayan Travel Master. It’s fast, easy, and all you have to do is go online at

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Get Ready to Glam at GLAMCON MLA 2018

The world have been celebrating beauty since time immemorial. Even the dark forces uses beauty to lure others to their side. But more than this dark truth, it cannot be denied that we love all things beautiful.

This year, GLAMCON MLA start this year with GLAMCON MLA 2018. It is a celebration of beauty made even better through the power of makeup, shapes, colors, and sizes and advocates individuality, putting all the best beauty, nail, hair, and skin products into one hub for the ultimate beauty experience open to #everyBEAUTIFULbody and women empowerment. 

Despite the many advances of society, wearing makeup remain as something a person turns to when trying to hide their imperfections. Though this is a big part of the reason why people wear makeup, we must also remember that makeup is used to bring out our best assets!

Glamcon MNL believes that there is no shame in putting on makeup. It is an art and a form of expression of one’s creativity. Anyone rocking a sharp wing liner or a natural looking drunk blush is just as beautiful as their barefaced self.

Moreover, Glamcon MNL wants to remind every Filipina and Filipino, that there are no rules in wearing makeup, so feel free to explore and experiment with colors, shapes, and contour shades.

The Makeup Lounge

Styluxe Salon and Paintbox Artistry have partnered with Glamcon MNL 2018 to give premium ticket holders a real treat: free hair and makeup makeover! Our premium makeup lounge is a haven of transformation for Queen and Diva ticket holders, Glamcon goers who want to look their best at Manila’s biggest beauty party!

The #GlamGala Stage

Aside from the opportunity to interact with the biggest and brightest stars of the beauty industry, Glamcon goers are in for a treat all thanks to the makeup gurus strut their stuff on the Glam Gala stage!

Learn about building your very own makeup kit from Ana Victorino in her Makeup 101 talk.

Jessica Godinez, together with Ciracle will be making sure that Glamcon goers know how to take good care of their skin during the Daily Skincare Routine segment.

Raiza Contawi will be combining fashion and makeup as she teaches us how to use makeup to complement our clothes in the Color Wheel segment.

Micah MunozRonan DomingoJames Burn and a few more of our favorite boy friends, together with Cosrx, are going to lead the Men’s Skincare segment. Stacy and Dana Guttierez will show us that beauty knows no shape or size during their panel talk, Beauty on Our Terms.

Ning Tadena will be teaching Glamcon goers life hacks into becoming the best they can in Mindset Makeover: Unlock the Diva.

Isha BorromeoJoyce SolaBing CastroKristine RocesKris Lumagui, and Nina Rayos will be leading the Power of Makeup panel talk.

Host Say Tioco will make sure that the fun never stops through games in between each segment.

Riot LogicBea Lorenzo, Leanne and NaaraCoeliHaru, and Ysanygo will also be present to serenade Glamcon goers.


Glamcon goers are set to learn from the best as the Glam Gurus teach them some of their very own tips and tricks in glamming it up with makeup. The #GlamSchool is especially created to serve as a one-day makeup boot camp for everyone who wants to amp up their makeup game.

Ning Tadena will be showing everyone how to achieve that natural looking no-makeup look every girl needs to learn in the Bare Necessities segment.

Experience the magic of contour and highlight with Paintbox Artistry at the Makeup Plus segment.

Show off your proud morena skin in the Bronzed Babe tutorial with Paprika Cosmetics.

Learn all the eye makeup essentials from brows, to eyeliner, to blending your eyeshadow in the All About Eyessegment with Michelle Dy.

Stand out from the crowd with Hollywood Starlet makeup tutorial again with Paintbox Artistry. Show of your sexy side with the Valentine Vixen tutorial and strut your glam self with the Boss Lady tutorial to be led by Anne Clutz.

Did anyone say makeup and beauty goodies?

Glamcon MNL 2018 goers won’t be leaving the gathering empty handed as leading makeup, skin, hair, and nail care brands join Manila’s biggest beauty party.

Get top-notch makeovers from Styluxe Salon & Makeup Studio. Add more colors to your look with Paprika Cosmetics’ beautiful eye shadows. Salon Vitales hair and makeup experts are going to make sure everyone is looking glam. While local skin care brand iWhite is sure to bring the best skincare products for the beautiful Filipina skin.

EssLiv will make sure that Glamcon MNL goers get only the best skincare products by bringing one of Korea’s top skin care brand, CiracleMakeup Revolution will also make sure that our makeup looks are a hundred percent on point.

VMV Hypoallergenics is going to bring high-quality skincare products for all skin types.

Meanwhile, the Skincare Curator will be bringing Cosrx and Neogen to the (makeup) table.

Colourette Cosmetics will be showering participants with their fabulous lipstick shades. Inglot will also be making sure that attendees go home with something that would make them look on point on other special days after Glamcon.

A little lipstick and a swipe of mascara never hurt anyone, even though every girl know that beauty is found within us

It does not matter whether you prefer a no-makeup makeup look or a full of glam wear your look loud and proud! See you at Glamcon MNL 2018 happening on January 21, 2018, to be held at the SMX Convention Center Aura.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Jollibee’s new Pop-Out Pens make doodling more fun this New Year

This 2018, jolly kids can kick off a new year with some fun and creativity with Jollibee’s new Jolly Kiddie Meal Pop-Out Pens.

Start the year right and let your kids show their imagination through some arts and crafts. There’s no better way to make doodling more fun than with these cute pens that come in five colorful designs featuring Jollibee, Popo, Yum, Hetty and Twirlie.   

Kids will surely be excited to click and draw with these adorable pens. They can simply press down the knob to see the Jollibee and friends’ body pop out and use the pens to unleash their creativity as they sketch artworks of princesses in enchanted forests, superheroes flying around the city or even of Jollibee and friends in Jollitown.  

The Jollibee Pop-Out Pens come with every purchase of a Jolly Kiddie Meal: Jolly Spaghetti Meal at P95, Yum Burger Meal at P90 or Chickenjoy Meal at P123. Grab these cool collectibles along with your own Jolly Joy Box.

The Jolly Kiddie Meal Pop-Out Pens will be around until January 31, 2018. So what are you waiting for? Collect and complete the entire set and draw with the Jollibee and friends pens!

Personal budget strategy to consider this 2018

What is it about the New Year that makes us want to do something or set a resolution like eat healthier, get more exercise, save more money, take up a new hobby? May be it’s just that time of the year where we want to make a list of self-improvements - again.  But if your New Year’s resolution involves strict budgeting, there are countless of ways to make your funds work the way you need it to.

It’s more than just saving money, because the real question is, how?  Global Fintech company Home Credit has six tips that you may consider when doing your budget plan.

Track your spending

Ask for receipts whenever possible, so you can log your expenses every day.  You’re not even required to log them in an Excel spreadsheet (but if that works for you, go ahead!) –just keep it organized, so you can review it anytime.  Remember, your goal here is to be aware of your daily spending habits so you’ll know the things you can live without.

The Slush fund

Be it an emergency or a car repair, there are high chances of encountering these unfortunate incidents.  Keep them from running you into debt by having your emergency fund in an account that’s easily accessible for you.  But use them only for emergencies!

Focus on one thing

A house?  A Car?  Or just start little like a new appliance or a gadget?  The point is to determine one specific goal and focus all your efforts on obtaining it.
You can’t have many financial goals and try to achieve them all simultaneously without draining your other funds.  Prioritize one objective and figure out how you are going to get there.  If you think this means you’ll have to trim your expenses, you’re right.

The fun fund: cut down on it

There are just some days when you can’t resist the impulse to buy something out of boredom.  Either that, or you just choose to spend on unnecessary things when you can just opt for a cheaper—rather, simpler way of living.  Once you have tracked your spending and found what you don’t need, try to gradually—if not immediately—take it out of your system.

The list
List, list, and list.  You’ve heard it again and again to emphasize its importance.  If you have a list for even the smallest things you need to buy, you’ll less likely spend on impulse purchases and only stick to what you’re looking for.  Of course, it’s a totally different issue if you decide to buy something else instead of the one on your list!


If you’ve already come up with a budget plan, but think that the monthly costs might still be heavy for you, then you might find it hard to do one time big time payments.  Rather than one all-out spending, how about pay in installments to make your monthly costs lighter? Imagine paying for them and still having enough money!

It’s possible, even if you have no credit card.  With Home Credit, you can buy yourself a reward and pay for it through installments – at 0% interest rate.  Through their simple application process and fast loan approval, you can afford the things you want, and still have spare budget to add to your other funds.  It only requires your two valid IDs, a filled-out application form, and 20 minutes of your time to get approved.

Budgeting isn’t just about living the matipid lifestyle, as we Filipinos like to call it.  It’s more on handling your funds wisely by setting your priorities straight and maintaining your discipline to stay within your limits.  And if you followed our advice to set your focus on one thing, Home Credit’s installment promos will make sure that you’ll get it in a budget-friendly way.

For more info about Home Credit’s promos, loan applications, and store locations, visit

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Acer Unveils new Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop

Acer has announced its new Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop, designed for casual gamers seeking great performance in an attractive laser-textured design. Powered by Windows 10, the new 15-inch laptop is targeted towards mainstream users who enjoy the thrill of gaming with friends, and building their own network of like-minded players. 

“With performance to effortlessly power mainstream titles, the Acer Nitro 5 houses essential technologies that casual gamers value most,” said Jerry Hou, General Manager, Consumer Notebooks, IT Products Business, Acer Inc.We’ve developed the Nitro 5 knowing that gamers want powerful specs to enable great experiences on the go. The new Nitro 5 is designed to tackle these needs and features a striking exterior for added uniqueness.”

Uncompromising Performance and Control

The Acer Nitro 5 packs in the latest-generation AMD Radeon RX560 graphics for faster rendering, improved lighting and texture details so users can immerse themselves in on-screen excitement. Gamers will also benefit from the latest AMD Ryzen™ mobile processors for amazing performance, whether it be for gaming, content creation or multi-tasking applications. The Nitro 5’s internal solid-state drive is available up to 512 GB, plenty of storage for the latest gaming titles, music and movies. The lightning-fast speeds of DDR4 RAM of up to 32 GB combined with the SSD means fast booting, loading and restarting in mere seconds so players can get to the action immediately. Once in the throes of battle, Acer’s NitroSense utility allows the monitoring of the CPU/GPU, and adjustment of cooling fan speeds via Acer CoolBoost to keep them in optimal operation.

Designed for Visual Seduction

The Nitro 5’s chassis features a top cover with elegant laser texturing that brings bold refinement to the gaming laptop. A matte, crimson red hinge is a gorgeous yet understated accent that beautifully matches the futuristic design of the backlit keyboard. Amazing visuals are not limited to the Nitro 5’s exterior. The 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display produces brilliant imagery with crisp details, letting users track with precision the bloodshed that reigns down on their enemies. For better online collaboration, a front-facing HD web camera lets users strategize face-to-face, and then celebrate together as they bask in their post-match glory. Users can also easily broadcast games live with Mixer, directly from the Game bar on Windows 10 simply by pressing the Windows key plus G.

Immersive Excitement and Connections   

To round out the gaming experience, Acer’s Nitro 5 features finely-tuned, high-quality speakers with Dolby Audio™ Premium and Acer TrueHarmony™ technology. This equips gamers with the necessary gear to hone in on the faintest sound of tip-toeing attackers, and then relish in the reverberating boom of a carefully-placed landmine. The Nitro 5 features all of the supporting technologies and connections the casual gamer needs: fast and reliable dual-stream 802.11ac wireless technology, a plethora of ports, including hyper-fast USB Type-C, HDMI 2.0, and Gigabit Ethernet to enable users to enter any arena prepared to execute every mission at the highest level.

Pricing and Availability

The Acer Nitro 5 will be available in North America in April with prices starting at US$799; and in EMEA in April with prices starting at €1,099. Exact specifications, prices, and availability may vary by region. 

To find out about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer via

LG showcases OLED’s full capabilities at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018

The much awaited Consumer Electronics Show (CES) for 2018 showcased high-tech companies and manufacturers latest upcoming products and concepts, pushing the boundaries of bleeding edge technology. For LG Electronics they opted to show off some of the best-ever demonstrations of its flagship OLED technologies.


For CES, LG wowed attendees with its OLED Canyon, a mesmerizing walkway that consists of over 246 LG Open Frame OLED displays. Audiences walked through the Canyon, which was 90 feet in length, flanked on both sides by hundreds of concave and convex displays showing brilliant natural imagery, ranging from waterfalls and caves to glaciers and seascapes. The rich, vibrant colors of the OLED screens contributed to an unparalleled sense of immersion that had audiences snapping photos at every turn.

Another one of LG’s incredible showcases was a 65-inch rollable OLED display. While it's not the first time LG demonstrated the amazingly flexible properties of OLED panels - in 2016, LG demoed a bendy 18-inch prototype - it's the first time that the technology has been seen scaled up to the size of a typical large TV. When unrolled, the huge 4K display featured all the hallmarks of LG’s best OLED televisions, with incredible contrast and vivid colors, but at the touch of a button, it retracted into its base until it was completely out of sight, rolled up within. Other options included partly descending into the base, switching from a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio to a 21:9 ultrawide, allowing you to view movies shot at cinematic aspect ratios without any letterboxing. Another option caused the display to sink almost all the way into the base, revealing only a small strip that displayed updates, controls, and notifications.

While these technologies represent visions of the future that may not be coming to your living room any time soon, LG had more up its sleeve for current customers in the form of the LG Signature OLED W8, its latest flagship TV. The W8 includes further enhancements to the display technology, along with a whole host of new features that highlight it as one of the best TVs you can buy. One feature is the integration of Google Assistant into the webOS Smart TV platform, allowing you to use intuitive voice commands to control the W8, search the Web, control IoT and smart home devices, and more. Another is the inclusion of a 4.2 Dolby Atmos soundbar that provides incredible sound to match any content that you can throw at it. The soundbar also serves as the input source for the TV, and connects to it via a stunningly thin cable.

As other manufacturers enter the market with their own OLED models, LG’s pioneering efforts and technological leadership in the field are what allow it to stay on top. These and other demonstrations of LG’s OLED technology truly cement LG’s status as the No. 1 OLED brand.

To experience LG’s OLED technology for yourself, please visit LG dealer stores.

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