Friday, June 22, 2018

YKK Brings Back Real Madrid Foundation Coaches for its CSR Football Program in Manila

As part of their CSR initiative, YKK HOLDING ASIA PTE. LTD. (YHA) and YKK PHILIPPINES, INC. have jointly chosen to continue their collaboration with the Real Madrid Foundation (RMF) for continuing their program which aim to support the healthy growth of children through football clinics. This will be the second time that the event will be held in the Philippines.

The event, YKK Asia Group Kids Football Clinic (AKFC), brings three coaches from Real Madrid Foundation to Manila to share footballing tips, techniques and basic fundamentals to 300 underprivileged children from three different NGOs over two days of fun and interactive training sessions. The RMF coaches, Pablo Gomez Revenga, Santiago Sanchez Martin & Hector Vicente, will also demonstrate and share their world-class training methodologies and training techniques with 30 local coaches.

YKK, who are the industty leaders in fastening products, has taken much thought and care in providing a special opportunity to these underprivileged children whereby they get to rub shoulders with the most multi-titled La Liga team in history; with 33 Championship titles to their dub’s na'ne The previous YKK AKFC football clinic was held in the Philippines in April 2012. This second instalment to the “ Pearl of the Orient Seas” , once again gives local kids and coaches the opportunity to experience worldclass football from these invited international coaches.

"YKK’s presence in the Philippines dates back since 1978, and our growth and success during these 40 years owes a great deal to the local society which our customers and employees also form part of It is a great opportunity and pleasure for us to give back and help create the initial spark of encouragement for children who do not normally experience big name events due to its exclusivity This time, it’s their turn to experience greatness. ” Said President of YKK PHILIPPINES, INC, Mr Tadashi Koshio.

“ We have successfully partnered with YHA since 2012 and have had incredible and positive experiences fom the Asian countries where the events have been held Watching the local coaches and children engage and participate in a sport which knows no language or social barriers is the ultimate reward," notes Mr. Paulo Goma Revenga Real Madrid Foundation Mangement Clinics and International Technical Schools Director.

Mr. Kosuke Miimi, YHA’ s Reddent, commented, “ AKFC is an integral program that not only values children, but the community as well. This event gives opportunities to those who normally have lesser chances at sports and brings the community together to celebrate the love of football. We believe that football is a common language that everyone can enjoy regardless ofculture. nationality or religion. ”

The clinics draw on YKK’ 3 corporate philosophy of the “ Cycle of Goodness”. which states that “ NO one prospers without ra'idaing bandit to othaa" This same philosophy is the guiding mantra behind the clinics’ success and is its main driving factor to benefit the local community at large.

Each participant in the clinic receives a full set of YKK/Real Madrid Foundation football jersey kit which includes football boots, 8 cap, socks, and a certificate of participation. Other sporting equipment such as footballs, sports bibs and training cones will also be provided by YKK over the three-day event. Furthermore, YKK will donate all footballs and training equipment’ s after the event to the invited NGO.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Simply Shoes: Your Everyday Shoe Store

It has been said that apart from diamonds, shoes are a woman’s best friend.  And it’s not surprising. Christian Louboutin, who is known for his iconic shoe designs, has said, that “a woman can be charming, witty, sexy, or shy with her shoes”. Designer Tracy Reese, on the other hand, has her take on the power of wearing the right shoe: “shoes are the finishing touch on any outfit and it is important to complete a look with the perfect pair.”

Simply Shoes, an affiliate of SM Retail, is a woman’s everyday shoe store with pumps, sandals, slip-ons, and everything else in between for her day-to-day activities. Be it for work or play, Simply Shoes has comfy and affordable options.

There are timeless pumps for work, drinks, dinners, and random semi-dressy occasions; ballerina flats that never go out of style; as well as classic loafers and slip-ons for casual days at the office or weekends at home.  If you want a trendier look, there are fun flatties with lots of personality, fancy party heels, strappy sandals, and of the moment styles.  And of course, there are sneakers that can now be worn on the gym, and with dressier outfits.

Simply Shoes opened its first branch at Waltermart Tanauan, Batangas last September 2014. Today, Simply Shoes has 39 branches across the country: from as far north as SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown in Cagayan to as far south as Citymall Koronadal in South Cotabato.

Visit the Simply Shoes branch nearest you, or get connected with Simply Shoes through Simply Shoes PH on Facebook and @SimplyShoesOfficial on Instagram.  

Become a kitchen-savvy homemaker by joining Prime Mom Club

Do you want to learn how to become a kitchen-savvy mom capable of whipping up healthy, delicious dishes that your family will love?

If so, then it’s time to sign up for the Prime Mom Club, an online community that will allow you to level up your knowledge and skills in, especially in cooking up great meals to delight your family and loved ones.

Prime Mom Club is especially created by Mega Prime, manufacturer of high-quality canned vegetables, and is dedicated to helping moms, especially the new ones, to enhance their skills by providing relevant, handy and valuable aid in the kitchen and beyond. 

Prime Mom allows its members to become better homemakers by bringing tips straight to their homes, using the web and online chat sessions. Members can enjoy access to information on family meal nutrition basics, exclusive Mega Prime recipes, handy supermarket tips, and useful kitchen and home articles.

What’s more, Prime Mom Club provides members more than just online offerings. Prime Moms enjoy a host of privilege, such as the opportunity to be part of Mega Prime Exclusive events, a Special Prime Mom Club ID, and opportunities to receive special gift items and products from Mega Prime. Prime moms will also be invited to join regular get-togethers where they can discuss relevant and timely home-making topics and listen to seasoned speakers and field experts to discuss a variety of topics especially tailored for moms.

No less than Marian Rivera, Mega Prime Ambassador who is herself a successful mom, is a proud member of the club. 

The Prime Mom Club is open to all moms aged 25-35 years old who love to learn from and with other moms.

Access is free.  Just log on to, hit the sign up button and log in with your Facebook account to break into a world of fun learning opportunities. 

Come and enjoy the parenting journey by joining other moms in the Prime Mom Club. Don’t forget to tell your friends so that they can also join you in the learning fun!

Derek Ramsay adds excitement to GAOC sponsored ‘Kasal’ screening.

Leading dental clinic, Gan Advanced Osseointegration Center (GAOC), led by its President and CEO Dr. Steve Mark Gan recently feted loyal clients, partners, and employees to a special block screening of the blockbuster romantic drama ‘Kasal’, in support of stars Derek Ramsay, Bea Alonzo, and Cherie Gil, all of whom are proud members of the growing GAOC family. 

Living the dream at The Enclave Alabang by Filigree

Investing in an upscale residential development invokes careful planning and decision making. It may be the first big venture for the family, so there are many crucial things to consider.

Paolo Cayton and Elsandra Neri Dagondon-Cayton, a young, successful couple with a growing family, thought things over when they were choosing their own home. After judicious research and comparison of various development projects, the many superior qualities of The Enclave Alabang by luxury real estate brand Filigree easily met their criteria. They are now among the proud and satisfied property owners at The Enclave Alabang.

The Enclave Alabang is in an unrivaled upmarket location along the primary Daang Hari Road, allowing for ease of access via major thoroughfares like the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Skyway, and the Muntinlupa-Cavite Expressway or MCX, was the winning feature for the couple.

She’s from the south, I come from the north,” says Paolo. “Makati, where I work, is closer to The Enclave Alabang. I don’t have to worry about the heavy traffic anymore!” Adds Elsandra, “The deciding factor was really the location, which is close to my work and my daughter’s school.”

The Enclave Alabang sits in 10.5 hectares of low-density, verdant environs, which also attracted the Caytons to the project. Forty percent of The Enclave Alabang is generously dedicated to lush, open spaces, which is even more highlighted with the development’s distinctive tropical modern design architecture. Its centerpiece is the Central Park, which boasts of rich flora, a mini man-made lagoon with calming waters, and a watch tower. This masterfully landscaped focal point offers a children’s playground, ample seating areas, and an expansive green space for outdoor activities like biking, jogging, and walking—perfect for some quality time with the family.

The mixture of modernity and nature is really welcome,” shares Paolo. “Where I come from, all the establishments are just concrete, so it’s nice to go home and feel that you’re not in the city.”

As The Enclave Alabang puts a premium on exclusivity and privacy, it takes pride in an intimate, close-knit community, which families with discerning tastes seek in a bustling metropolis.

It also helped that a world-class design team was behind The Enclave Alabang—award winning firms H1 Architecture, BUDJI+ROYAL Architecture+Design, and AECOM.

“Having renowned designers on board really gave us the assurance that what they show you on the AVP will really happen,” explains Paolo. “Designers have a reputation to live up to, and if it doesn’t happen, it’s their name on the line.”

The couple was also very much pleased with the relationship they have with the representatives of Filigree. “Everyone was helpful. I didn’t have a hard time reaching them through phone or e-mail. The village manager is very helpful, too,” says Elsandra. “So far, everything matches the branding, of what Filigree stands for.”

No doubt, the Cayton family has clearly found their ideal community. With The Enclave Alabang’s exceptional location, masterplan, design, amenities and service, it continues to gain the trust of a highly-selective clientele desiring modern luxury developments that promise to deliver value for money.

To know more about The Enclave Alabang, visit

Summer’s not yet over with GetGo’s exciting exclusive offers

Summer may be coming to an end, but don’t worry! GetGo has lined up the best and most exciting deals to help you plan and book that much-awaited getaway with your friends and family.

Members are up for hotter adventures as GetGo’s hotel and travel partners roll out its rewarding promos to let you take your friends and family to the most beautiful places inside and outside of the city. All you need to do is provide your GetGo number during booking and present any proof of membership that indicates your GetGo number plus a valid ID upon check in to instantly enjoy exclusive member rewards such as discounts and points!

Mark your calendars for an amazing and relaxing weekend staycation with GetGo’s exclusive hotel offers. Members can enjoy up to 70% off on bookings for a more rewarding experience.

Craving for some vitamin sea? Drive your way to the beautiful south and indulge in the stunning view of crystal clear waters when you book a stay in Vivere Azure in Anilao, Batangas. You can also delight in world-class service and accommodation at Vivere Hotel Alabang. Members can redeem up to 70% off on bookings with Vivere Hotels, valid until March 11, 2019.

See the charm of Panglao Island in Bohol and delight in breathtaking sights of its beach at the shores of The Bellevue Resort Bohol. Experience both comfort and luxury at the center of Alabang when you head down to The Bellevue Manila. GetGo members can take advantage of room discounts up to 65% until November 30, 2018 at The Bellevue Hotels.

Want to enjoy the vibrant city life? Live right at the heart of Makati’s central business and entertainment districts and enjoy 60% off on room rates until March 12, 2019 at Best Western Oxford Suites. It is conveniently located within walking distances from malls, museums, and parks so you can make the most out of your staycation. Members can also experience a luxurious staycation at Hotel Celeste as it offers as much as 45% discounts for reservations until March 6, 2019.

Looking for some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city? Pack your bags and drive to Orchid Garden Suites in Malate, Manila. Tucked along the streets of Vito Cruz, this boutique hotel impresses guests with its classic charm and welcoming ambiance. Likewise, this hotel has a rich history to share and GetGo members can discover it for themselves when they book rooms with up to 45% off until March 11, 2019.

GetGo members can also have a relaxing staycation while earning points to #FlyForFree when booking with the program’s hotel partners. Enjoy affordable and comfortable accommodation at Go Hotels and Summit Hotels and collect 2 points per P100 spend. Every qualifying stay at the world-class rooms of Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria and Holiday Inn Manila Galleria also rewards members with a GetGo point. See the wonders of the different places in the Philippines when you visit Taal Vista Hotel, Pico Sands Hotel, Radisson Blu Cebu, Park Inn by Radisson Clark, or Park Inn by Radisson Davao and earn up to 500 GetGo points.

Likewise, eager wanderlusts and wide-eyed travelers can go on more trips and collect points for their next adventure with GetGo’s travel partners. Thousands of hotel rooms at the best deals await members who will book with Agoda and Kaligo where they can get up to 10,000 points per booking. Explore local destinations with and earn a point per P10 spend. Never miss the opportunity to update your social media when you roam with Traveling Connect and enjoy GetGo points. You can also complete your travel itinerary with mountain hikes and unconventional tours with Klook, Trail Adventours, and Experience Philippines and get additional points per P100 spend.

For more chances of collecting points faster, members can use any of their Cebu Pacific GetGo Cards by UnionBank to turn everyday purchases into exciting free Cebu Pacific flights!

So call your loved ones, pack your bags, and get going to your next travel destination. With GetGo’s enticing deals and promos, members can definitely enjoy a rewarding vacation like no other.

For more information on memberships and partnerships, visit Stay updated on the latest promos by liking GetGoPH’s official pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

9 Things You Should Know About Your Malayan Automaster

Many people treat their car like a family extension, you even know someone who value his car like a true partner. Ever forward looking, many who have cars avail of car insurance after buying one, not because they anticipate some unfortunate events to happen but because some thinks it’s the next step to protecting themselves and their vehicle.

Fortunately, there are companies who offers car insurance in the Philippines, but did you know that some car insurance policy holders does not know what their insurance entails, just as long as they have one, they feel secure and protected for whatever things that comes their ways.

Malayan Insurance, the consistent number one non-life insurer in the country, knows that you and your car deserve better. Malayan offers Malayan Automaster, an insurance that safeguards your vehicle against accidents from natural calamities, theft and automobile damage among others. Each time you get one they make sure that each of their policy holders knows what they are getting from the insurance their bought.

The following benefits is what your Malayan Automaster is all about:



Malayan takes pride in its claims settlement reputation. Protect yourself from automobile damage or theft. With the Automaster, you'll be back on the road in no time.


malayan automaster is for THIRD PARTY LIABILITY


Driving is a big responsibility; you always run the risk of accidentally hurting someone or damaging another person's property. Malayan shoulders these risks to keep you on the move. Enjoy coverage for Excess Bodily Injury of up to Php 500,000.00 o Property Damage of up to Php 500,000.00


malayan automaster is for AUTO PERSONAL ACCIDENT

Protect yourself and your passengers from expenses arising from vehicular accidents. Automaster will provide Accident protection of up to Php 50,000.00 and Medical Reimbursement of up to Php 5,000.00 per person. Whichever package you choose, Automaster provides Personal Accident protection for 5 persons (including the driver) for Private Vehicles and 8 persons (including the driver) for Commercial Vehicles.


malayan automaster is for ACTS OF GOD PROTECTION


Secure your vehicle against the forces of nature. This Cover will protect your vehicle against damages directly caused by typhoon, flood, hurricane, volcanic eruption, earthquake or other convulsions of nature.



Protect your vehicle against the perils of social unrest and lawless elements. This cover will respond to loss or damages to your vehicle arising out of riots, strikes, or malicious damage done intentionally or unintentionally by third parties.



We provide free protection for your vehicle's standard accessories such as mags, audio and components, and aircon.



Automaster can be enhanced to cover special accessories like bullbar, CD Changer, spoilers, customized magwheels, etc. All you need to do is declare the values, and flow the formula to complete your advantage.

malayan automaster is for LOSS OF USE

Gear up for the extra-mile advantage. With the Loss of Use, you can get as much as Php 500.00 reimbursable transportation allowance per day for a maximum of 10 days, while your car is undergoing accident-related repairs. Reimbursements will be counted on the fourth day of surrendering your vehicle to the repair shop!


malayan automaster is for ACCREDITED REPAIR SHOPS

Accessibility of repair shops is a must to keep you on the lead. That's why we have over 160 accredited repair shops all over the country.

In any event Malayan Automaster is ready to help and always aims to provide protection for you and your love ones for a worry-free travel. For more information, visit

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