Thursday, June 28, 2018

LBC Launches 2 New Services: Cash on Pickup and Cash on Delivery

Thursday, June 28, 2018 2 Comments

LBC Launches 2 New Services: Cash on Pickup (COP) and Cash on Delivery (COD)

Shopping sa Mall? or Shopping Online?

If I were to choose, mas bet ko mag shopping sa mall, I call it Mall Tour / Mall touring pa nga :) Naks! artista feels noh? But I really prefer it that way para less hussle, sa dami ba naman ng scammer these days diba? But also, online shopping has its perks, less pagod sa legs for that mala alay-lakad sa pag libot for sale. With just a few taps from your mobile phone or computer, PAK! shopping done na minus the pagod, pila and traffic. But still, kabado feels naman in payment modes kaya go ako always for Meetups or COD. Yun naman ang kinaganda, Delivered at home pa with options for Cash on Delivery pa.

Speaking of delivery, from the most trusted and reliable courier service in the country and that catchy tagline "We like to move it", LBC has something new to offer and is a much needed good news that will definitely change the game for the E-commerce industry in the Philippines.

LBC Launches 2 New Services: 
Cash on Pickup (COP) and Cash on Delivery (COD)

LBC Unravels Two New Services: Cash on Pickup (COP) and Cash on Delivery (COD) 
LBC Just Launched 2 New Services That Online Sellers and Buyers Will Surely Like!
LBC Unravels Two New Services: Cash on Pickup (COP) and Cash on Delivery (COD) 

LBC introduced the Cash on Pickup (COP) and Cash on Delivery (COD) aimed at addressing the growing market trend of online and e-commerce business. The launch was held at New World Makati graced by LBC officials, Online Partners, and the Media.

COP and COD utilizes two of  LBC’s core services: 
As a Courier of Parcels & Boxes, and as a  Payment Collection Channel. 

LBC PayCollect

As a trading place of the buyer and the seller, LBC’s COP guarantees convenient and seamless transactions between seller and buyer.  With this, the buyer can now add LBC as a pickup point, instead of the traditional delivery scheme -like delivered at home, office, or meetups.


LBC on Cash on Delivery

The online transactions are also guaranteed safe and reliable as sellers are assured that he or she will get paid, while the buyer will get the products in mint condition. LBC’s wide network and serviceable areas also allow for buyers to shop from anywhere in the Philippines and reach more customers nationwide. 

LBC on Cash on Pickup
LBC Express PH Retail Operations Senior Vice President Mr. Oliver Valentin, says: 

“This service targets both small online sellers like stay-at-home moms, students, and starting entrepreneurs. On the side of online buyers,  LBC aims to enable customers to enjoy and maximize their shopping experience, with just a few taps on their mobile phones or computers. The entry of COP and COD is a testament to how LBC is willing and able to answer the new demands of the digital age- as well as the ever-evolving needs of the market. With these new services,  we are committed to providing the Filipino market with the same brand of reliability and convenience that LBC has long been known for”.

LBC’s on it rates also promised to be more competitive as it hopes to provide value for money for every buyer and seller. For LBC’s COD, on the other hand,  the buyer simply pays the item ordered online upon delivery. And LBC takes care of remitting the payment to the seller. 

LBC on Return and Refunds

Also, the best thing about Retail COP and COD is that sellers only need to go to any LBC branch. And they don’t even need to register their business to start availing of the services right away. 








Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Medical City Opens Center for The Kidney Health

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 2 Comments
The Medical City Opens a Center for the Kidney Health  in observance of National Kidney Month


The Blessing and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of The Center for Kidney Health and Transplantation - The Medical City


The Medical City (TMC) the leading tertiary medical services provider recently launched the Center for Kidney Health and Transplantation (CKHT) as the response to the increasing health problems brought about by kidney disease in the Philippines.

The Center for Kidney Health and Transplantation | The Medical City
The Center for Kidney Health and Transplantation | The Medical City

The Center for Kidney Health and Transplantation | The Medical City
The Center for Kidney Health and Transplantation | The Medical City
Dr. Roberto Tanchanco, M.D. | The Medical City
The Head of the Section of Department of Nephrology at TMC,  Dr. Roberto Tanchanco, M.D.,  said that;

Kidney disease continues to be a heavy burden for patients and the society. Every year, more than 30,000 Filipinos develop an end-stage renal disease that needs either transplantation or dialysis.

Dr. Tanchanco likewise pointed out that dialysis procedures accounted for the most number of health claims filed with the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. or PhilHealth in 2014. Since that year, dialysis remained to be among the top procedures with filed claims, with diabetes being the most common cause of end-stage renal disease, followed by hypertension.


The Blessing and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of The Center for Kidney Health and Transplantation - The Medical City

The Blessing and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of The Center for Kidney Health and Transplantation - The Medical City

The Blessing and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of The Center for Kidney Health and Transplantation - The Medical City

The Blessing and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of The Center for Kidney Health and Transplantation - The Medical City

The Blessing and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of The Center for Kidney Health and Transplantation - The Medical City

The Blessing and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of The Center for Kidney Health and Transplantation - The Medical City

“The Center shows our commitment to help reduce the rising incidence and burden of kidney disease. We set up the center where all the services pertinent to the delivery of high-quality renal service may be availed of by all our patients,” Dr. Tanchanco said during the launch of CKHT.

The Center, according to Dr. Tanchanco, is a collaborative effort led by the Adult Nephrology Section of the Department of Medicine, the Pediatric Nephrology Section of the Department of Pediatrics, and the Urology Section of the Department of Surgery. The team is composed of various health-care professionals that include, aside from nephrologists and urologists, fellows in training, residents, interns and clerks, dialysis nurses and technicians, nutritionists, pharmacists, and social workers.

“We proceed in the spirit of teamwork. We believe more things are accomplished when people from different fields bring together their expertise and perspective to achieve a common goal, which is to care for the health of patients at risk of, or already have, kidney disease,” Dr. Tanchanco emphasized in his speech.

“Kidney disease is a silent killer. Anyone can definitely get kidney disease anytime,” he added. 

The Medical City has always been a pioneering and leading center for renal care in the country, founded by the late Dr. Filoteo Alano, also the founding president of the Philippine Society of Nephrology. Currently, TMC is the only medical facility in the country that automatically reports Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR), the test used to check how well the kidneys are working, based on the combination of Creatinine and Cystatin C, which is more accurate than GFR based on Creatinine alone.


The Center for Kidney Health and Transplantation | The Medical City

The Center for Kidney Health and Transplantation | The Medical City

The Center for Kidney Health and Transplantation | The Medical City

The Center for Kidney Health and Transplantation | The Medical City

The Center for Kidney Health and Transplantation | The Medical City

The center offers the following services: Assessment of Kidney Function, Difficult to Treat Hypertension, Chronic Kidney Disease Nutrition Management and Counselling, Treatment and Management of Acute Kidney Injury, and Renal Replacement Therapy which includes Hemodialysis, Hemodiafiltration (HDF), Peritoneal Dialysis and Kidney Transplant.

 The Medical City, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City.

The Center for Kidney Health and Transplantation | The Medical City.
website | Call 988-1000 ext. 6971 for details. 
Address: 2nd Floor, Podium Bldg., The Medical City, Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City. 


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

tvN Asia One Night Food Trip Returns to the Philippines

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 3 Comments


Hit Korean show One Night Food Trip returns to the Philippines
K-Pop’s hottest idols tour the Philippines on a wild 48-hour gastronomic frenzy

Hit Korean show One Night Food Trip returns to the Philippines
K-Pop’s hottest idols tour the Philippines on a wild 48-hour gastronomic frenzy

Asia’s craziest food contest returns to the Philippines as One Night Food Trip – International Edition enters its second season on tvN Asia. This time, K-pop heartthrobs Nichkhun of boy band 2PM and actor-host Alexander “Xander” Lee face off against celebrity cousins Danica Sotto-Pingris and Ciara Sotto in a culinary frenzy around the country. One Night Food Trip – International Edition will fly exclusively with Cebu Pacific for the entire second season. 

Based on popular Korean food competition show One Night Food Trip, the international edition adds a twist by having K-pop celebrities travel to various Asian destination including the Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, and Malaysia where they eat, play, and compete against local celebrities. Each team must complete missions involving exotic flavors and cultural attractions to earn stamps. The team that collects the most stamps within 48 hours takes home the Golden Passport.

Alexander “Xander” Lee

Alexander “Xander” Lee

 Nichkhun

 Nichkhun

In the Philippine segment of the show, Nichkhun and Xander jet-set together from Cebu to Pampanga, while celebrity chef Danica and singer-actress Ciara take a separate route from Coron to Legazpi for a unique experience of the country’s sights and delicacies. One of their stops is at luxury integrated resort City of Dreams Manila where they explore the Forbes five-star hotel, NÜWA, try out decadent dishes at the award-winning Crystal Dragon restaurant, and immerse in the DreamWorks-inspired interactive play space called DreamPlay.



tvN Asia One Night Food Trip Returns to the Philippines 
tvN Asia One Night Food Trip Returns to the Philippines

The four-episode Philippine segment on Season 2 airs on 30 July (Monday) at 18:30 (GMT+8). It is in partnership with the Tourism Promotions Board, an attached agency of the Department of Tourism, that markets and promotes the Philippines domestically and internationally as a world-class tourism destination.

Nichkhun is a songwriter, actor, and model, with television and film projects in South Korea and China
Xander Lee is a former member of the South Korean boy band U-KISS

Aside from 2PM, Nichkhun is also a songwriter, actor, and model, with television and film projects in South Korea and China. On the other hand, Xander Lee is a former member of the South Korean boy band U-KISS. His most recent projects include the lead role in a Philippine TV series “My Korean Jagiya,” opposite Heart Evangelista.

tvN Asia One Night Food Trip with Ciara Sotto and Danica Sotto

From the Philippines, Danica Sotto-Pingris is a television host and celebrity chef, with a degree in Culinary Arts and Technology Management from the Center for Culinary Arts Manila. Her cousin, Ciara Sotto, is a television host, singer, actress, and expert pole dancer. She regularly teaches pole dancing classes in Manila.

tvN Asia's One Night Food Trip – International Edition

Cebu Pacific, the official carrier of One Night Food Trip – International Edition 2, has the widest network within the Philippines with 37 domestic destinations, which made traveling and shooting from one island to another easier with seamless inter-island connections, sparing the hosts and crew from flying to bigger airport hubs just to move across the Philippines. Aside from a direct flight between Manila and Incheon, Cebu Pacific also flies directly from Incheon to Cebu, making it easier to get to popular beach destinations like Mactan Island or Bohol or connect to 26 international destinations that span the Middle East, Asia, Australia and the United States (Guam).




One Night Food Trip – International Edition debuted in 2017 on tvN in Asia with sister-and-brother K-pop idols, Sandara “Dara” Park and Thunder pairing against TV host Grace Lee and radio DJ Sam YG for the Philippine segment. 

One Night Food Trip – International Edition will premiere exclusively on tvN on 30 July (Monday) at 18:30 (GMT+8). tvN is available in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar and Sri Lanka, with subtitles in English, Chinese, Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia and Thai. 

Monday, June 25, 2018

Kevler Amplifying The Good Times At Home

Monday, June 25, 2018 3 Comments
 Kevler, the leader in professional audio systems, moves into a new frontier. From powering concerts and large-scale events with their top-of-the-line speakers, amplifiers, mixers, and microphones, Kevler now brings the crisp, clear, professional sound to your home through its newest home theater entertainment systems and ranges. Enjoy superb audio quality in the comfort of your home.

Kevler Amplifying The Good Times At Home

In a recent presentation of the wide range of Kevler products in a simulated home environment held in a two-bedroom suite at the B-Hotel in Quezon City that offers a fresh design concept and “Instagrammable” interiors; Jonathan Fabian, President of Digital Focus, the local distributor of the brand said: 

“Kevler has always strived to deliver an impressive sound through the latest, state-of-the-art technology.  We believe that good, quality sound helps to complete any experience – whether you’re at a concert or event, or at home enjoying a simple sound trip or movie.”

Kevler : Professional Quality Audio Systems For Home Use


Kevler: Professional Quality Audio Systems For Home Use

Kevler : Professional Quality Audio System


With pieces fit for every space, Kevler powers your home. Feel free to bring the incredible sound experience to every room with the new KR active stereo speakers.  Comes in 3 variants, the KR-508A 300 watts, KR-510A 500watts and KR-512A 700 watts powered dual speakers that includes Bluetooth connectivity, USB music playing and RCA input so you can connect your media player, gaming console and karaoke player so should you want to belt your heart out on karaoke night, you can!  It’s also fitted with 2 mic/ line inputs so you can jam with your guitar and keyboard!

For a complete surround sound feel even on out of town trips, take the handy and compact device with the PS-650 which delivers maximum 200 watts omnidirectional sound, and is fitted with Bluetooth wireless connectivity, device inputs (AUX, USB, dual mics), FM radio, rechargeable battery and mic priority. Feel the power of the bass thanks to the 6.5” woofer, 12.50oz 1” voice coil and a 25mm tweeter.

Another impressive range is the EON-12PA speaker system perfect for homes with numerous entertaining areas. Roll this portable speaker around which is fitted with a 12” 2 way bass reflex, low 2” Voice coil, Hi 1.5” Voice coil, 8 ohms, 200 watts amplifier, USB/ FM Bluetooth function, XLR line input/ output, RCA input, mic priority button, 1 mic input, 2 VHF wireless mic, echo/ repeat/ delay function, 12V DC In. And with its rechargeable battery, you can take this on long road trips and adventures.

To amplify the good times, the KR 312 12” karaoke speaker with 650W power handle, 8ohm and 93db can elevate every musical event and moment. Have control over your experience with the GX-5UB integrated digital amplifier, which allows you to play with volume, balance, echo and the like. It comes with a USB/ FM/ Bluetooth function, LCD display, 2 mic input, 3 input source, loudness function, echo adjustment and sub-out.

Kevler : Professional Quality Audio System


Product Price List

TKR305 | TJ High Definition HDD Karaoke Player Php21,990

TKR335 | TJ SSD Karaoke Player Php11,990

GX5UB | 600w Integrated Amplifier Php6,490

KR310 | 450w Karaoke Speakers Php6,990

KR312 | 650w Karaoke Speakers Php8,490

KR508A | 300w 8" Active Speaker System Php8,990

KR510A | 500w 10" Active Speaker System Php11,490

KR512A | 700w 12" Active Speaker System Php13,490

EON12PA | 12" Portable Speaker System Php10,490

EON15PA | 15" Portable Speaker System Php14,990

PS650 | 6.5" Portable Speaker System 5,990

UM100R | Professional Dual UHF Microphones Php6,990

PM101 |Dual UHF Wireless Microphones Php4,299

VR2 | Dual VHF Wireless Microphones Php2,490

PM580 | Dynamic Wired Microphone Php590

PM830 | Dynamic Wired Microphone Php790

PM930 | Dynamic Wired Microphone Php890

SS5 | 6ft Speaker Stand Php1,300

MS-3 | Microphone Stand Php990

BMX-8UP | Kix Audio 8 channel mixer Php5,990

BT202 | Portable Wireless Speaker Php1,599


Kevler : Professional Quality Audio System
Complementing your karaoke sessions, Kevler offers a complete line of microphones from the professional look UM-100R UHF dual wireless microphones model, the PM-101 long-range dual UHF mics with state of the art small and slim base, to the super-cardioid dynamic wired microphones (PM-580, PM-830 & PM-930).

For more information, visit www.digitalfocus.com.ph. Kevler products are available nationwide at Ansons Emporium, the SM Department Store, Imperial Appliance, Gaisano Mall, Metro Gaisano Department Store, the Electronics Boutique, SM Supermarket, Savers Appliance, CSI Appliance, LYR Group, NCCC, and Solidmark.


Friday, June 22, 2018

Shopee Celebrates Women Empowerment

Friday, June 22, 2018 3 Comments
Shopee Partners with Leading Beauty Brands, Maybelline, and Palmolive to Celebrate Women Empowerment




Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, partnered leading beauty brands Maybelline and Palmolive, to bring together five Women’s Rights advocates in celebration of women empowerment. As part of Shopee’s Beauty Fair event, the women - 2013 Miss World, Megan Young, actress KC Concepcion, and blogger-influencers Martha Jante, Kristine Roces and Helen Payawal - each shared their personal stories on how they overcame society’s beauty standards, and to encourage Filipina women to do the same.

Director of Shopee Philippines Ms. Jane Lim


Jane Lim, Director of Shopee Philippines, said, “Shopee’s Beauty Fair is a celebration of women and their success, and we are proud to partner Maybelline and Palmolive for this event - both leading beauty brands who share the same belief that women should be celebrated as they are. Beauty Fair was conceptualized as part of Shopee’s continued commitment to empowering Filipina across the country. We hope that this serves as an inspirational platform for more women to take a step forward towards achieving their goals.”

Five Women’s Rights advocates, including 2013 Miss World, Megan Young, join Shopee in sharing their stories on overcoming society’s beauty standards


The event featured three different talk show sessions where the five women shared personal stories on various topics, including how the media has influenced the standards of beauty, their struggles with overcoming society’s expectations of women, and how they managed to achieve success in both their careers and personal lives. Attendees enjoyed a complimentary ride to the event from Grab, the official ride sponsor, as well as a free blow-dry and hair styling session by Creations - a salon by Asia’s Top Model Judge, Lourd Ramos’ salon.


2013 Miss World Megan Young on empowerment and standing up for yourself
As a speaker at the event, Young shared about her journey to being crowned 2013 Miss World, and how the title has since placed her in a position to inspire young women around her.

“Joining Miss World 5 years ago really took me out of my comfort zone and challenged me to be more confident. After being crowned, I realised I was in a position where I had the power to influence young women, and I wanted to do my part to encourage them to stand up for themselves. I used to just shrug off people who say insensitive or hurtful comments, but now call them out and tell them they’re wrong, and I encourage all women to not be afraid to do the same,” shared Young.


2013 Miss World Megan Young on empowerment and standing up for yourself

Young’s success in her acting career is also a reflection of her commitment to empowering women, choosing only to act in powerful female roles. She currently stars in the drama, The Step Daughters, where she plays a young, fearless woman named Mayumi who changes her destiny by being tenacious and true to herself.

Maybelline’s top beauty influencers shared their stories on being confident

Maybelline presented top beauty influencers Martha Jante, Real Asian Beauty (Kristine Roces), and Helen on Fleek (Helen Payawal) 


One of Maybelline’s top priorities is to empower women to #MakeItHappen. The brand presented top beauty influencers Martha Jante, Real Asian Beauty (Kristine Roces), and Helen on Fleek (Helen Payawal) to talk about their work as influencers and bloggers in the beauty industry. The famous influencers also shared their everyday struggles as women in their field and how they were able to overcome it with the confidence that makeup has been able to give them.


Palmolive brand ambassador, KC Concepcion

Brand ambassador for Palmolive, KC Concepcion, also shared her own story on how being healthy is as important as being true to oneself. The singer turned actress talked about numerous topics from haircare to fitness, and how her journey with maintaining her health has helped her confidence and enabled her to achieve success in both her career and personal life.

Palmolive brand ambassador, KC Concepcion, on how health can empower women to be their best self
In line with the Beauty Fair event, Shopee will also be celebrating Beauty Week from June 21 to 27. Users can expect up to 95% off the health and beauty category on top of a storewide sale, exclusive deals and bundles, P199 below collections and many more. Users can look forward to massive savings on a wide variety of items including makeup, skincare, haircare and other health and personal care items.



For more information about the Beauty Fair Sale, visit: https://shopee.ph/BestofBeauty
For more information, visit www.shopee.ph.
Download the Shopee app for free on Apple App Store or Google Play Store.