The 555 Fried ng Barangay Cooking ShowDown

Filipinos are known to cook from the heart which shows why we love sharing meals with family as well as friends and 555 Fried sardines was able to highlight this culture through the Fried ng Barangay Cooking Showdown organized by Century Pacific Food Inc. and 88ville Productions.

But first… here’s some facts about Sardines

Sardines may have been relegated as poor man’s staple as poverty rate rises in the Metro, but did you know that sardines can actually sustain every man’s vitamins and mineral requirements?

Sardines supports your cardiovascular health as it is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which have been researched to lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels. Moreover, sardines also contains Vitamin B12 which can prevent hardening of arteries.

Sardines contains high level of Vitamin D that is optimal in bone building. Vitamin D helps in absorption of Calcium hence it plays an essential part in your bone health. Sardines also contains phosphorus, a mineral that is important in strengthening your bone matrix.

Sardines are also rich in Protein which is the basis of muscles and connective tissues. Protein provides us with Amino Acids that acts as antibodies that keep our immune system strong.

555 Fried Sardines recently held a cooking showdown that encourages to “Make Your Barangay Proud” in chosen Barangays from Pampanga, Pangasinan and Quezon.Participants featured their entries using 555 Fried Sardines as the main ingredient in vying for the top spots per Leg. Using 555 Fried sardines variants such as Tausi, Hot and Spicy, Bistek, and Escabeche, participants were encouraged to come up with dishes that are not just nutritional but delicious as well. From the hundreds of entries submitted, Top 10 entries were chosen to participate in the actual demo which was furthered down to the Top 5 per Town who received the honors.

Elsa dela Cruz-Egg noodles fried sardines

The Grand Winner Ms. Elsa Dela Cruz from Brgy. Buenlag, Calasiao Pangasinan

Egg noodles with 555Fried Sardines

555 Fried sardines Lumpiang Sariwa

Mr. Larry Quinto, Grand winner from Brgy. Sindalan, San Fernando City

555 Fried Sardines Lumpiang Sariwa

Veggie Spicy Cordon Bleau Sardines

Maricel Quezada with Veggie Spicy Cordon Bleau Sardines

Ilabas ang galing sakusina and come up with your own sardine recipes and make your own creative fusion using 555 Fried Sardines and Watch out for 555 Fried ng Barangay Cooking Showdown, Malay mo recipe mo na ang maging next winner.

Maine for 555

Si Yaya Dub na confused na din between 555 sardines in tomato sauce and 555 Fried sardines (^.^,)

555 Fried sardines are available in supermarkets and Sari-Sari stores near you.

From Europe to Philippines: Prestigio Multiphone

European Brand Prestigio Now in the Philippines

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Mention Europe and images of iconic fashion houses, art pieces, design structures, cars, and other top lifestyle brands will come to mind. In recent years, prominent European companies have been setting shop in the Philippines, eyeing the country’s dynamic and growing consumer market.

Now, the Filipino mobile market will soon experience European quality and luxury as Prestigio, a leading European manufacturer of affordable luxury mobile devices, consumer electronics, and accessories, makes its way to the booming smartphone industry. Known for providing high-quality products with cutting-edge technology at prices within reach, Prestigio has announced its official entry in the Philippines with the launch of a range of smartphone models.

“Prestigio is taking the first step to enter this fast-growing and competitive smartphone market. The Philippines is our very first official distributor in Asia, demonstrating our confidence that we will be able to extend our global reach into the Filipino mobile market. After seeing Prestigio gain strong traction in several markets as a credible alternative to established brands at extremely competitive prices, we now look forward to replicating this success in the Philippines,” said Mr. Sergey Bezruchenok, Product Development Manager of Prestigio Global.

The international brand has massively gained popularity in Europe, the Middle East, as well as several regions of Africa – currently represented in 32 offices and sold in 70 countries. After successfully leaving footprints in the international arena, Prestigio hopes to make an impressive mark in the Philippine smartphone market with the introduction of its Multiphone smartphone line: the 3 Series Multiphone 3450 Duo and 3502 Duo, the 5 Series Multiphone 5454 Duo, 5550 Duo, and 5508 Duo, and its Windows Phone 8.1 Multiphone 8500 Duo.

We at Prestigio are all very excited about our products entering one of the most dynamic, aggressive and competitive smartphone markets in Asia, if not the world,” Jojit Alcazar, Prestigio Managing Director said. “In bringing this new range of smartphones to the Philippines, we hope to let Filipinos experience refinement, and a taste of unparalleled European design, aesthetics, technology and performance. As we usher in the Multiphone series to the local market, we seek to deliver the optimum mix of the highest quality and advanced technological features with competitive pricing.

Alcazar said the Prestigio Multiphone series is perfectly targeted at the growing number of cost-conscious but intelligent smartphone buyers in the Philippines, who want a phone that can keep up with various kinds of lifestyles. “We understand the unique and different needs and behavior of Filipino mobile consumers, which is why Prestigio has come up with a range of options that will fit their lifestyle and budget,” Alcazar added.

Leading the Prestigio Multiphone series is the exciting new phablet, the 5550 Duo. A 5.5-inch display is more than just a trend in modern smartphone development: it’s an absolute advantage that allows users to enjoy the ultimate opportunities of mobile Internet. Watching video streams in HD quality, and playing online games are simple tasks for the powerful processor of the Multiphone 5550 DUO. The quality of image and video playback on a large 5.5’’ high-end IPS display is just amazing, and comes with the advanced Gorilla Glass 3 protection. What’s more, for a big phone, it sports a very slim and sleek body with clean lines and soft-touch finishing to ensure superior look and feel.

Extremely powerful, the Multiphone 5508 Duo delivers performance which is miles ahead of the competition with its best-in-class Octa Core processor. Offering outstanding energy efficiency, one can enjoy long hours of business and personal usage with unlimited multitasking, superior imaging, complemented by the latest Android 4.4 KitKat, crystal  clear content delivery on an IPS screen with DragonTrail Glass protection. What’s more, the 5508 Duo is built with a light body, minimalistic design and metal finishing that conveys a premium look. It also comes with a back case – a stylish accessory to complement your gadget.

The Multiphone 3502 Duo, on the other hand, makes each smartphone experience enjoyable with its advanced smartphone features at a price one can easily reach. Fans of widescreen will be in for a treat, as the 3502 Duo offers a sharp and spacious 5.0” IPS display, quad core processor, enhanced camera, Dual SIM and Android KitKat. It sports a curved body and soft-touch finishing for superior look and feel. With its stylish design, a set of pre-installed applications and a reasonable price, the 3502 Duo makes it a perfect smartphone for today’s on-the-go lifestyle.

Catering to those in need for speed, the new Multiphone 5454 DUO boasts of a powerful mix of design, engineering and network solution with the latest 4G LTE technology. It brings the most advanced performance that anyone could ever ask of a smartphone, giving you the ability to do more: streaming without interruption, seamlessly play multi-player games, browsing faster than ever before, downloading a full-length HD movie in seconds. Its cutting-edge mobile features perfectly matches the high speed 4G network and Snapdragon processor on board that gives mind-blowing performance.

Windows phone enthusiasts can revel in the Multiphone 8500 Duo, packed full of features that help you capture and share what matters most as well as work on the go: crystal clear 5.0” IPS display with Gorilla Glass protection, quad core CPU, 8.0 MP advanced camera,  fast internet connection, Dual SIM and the latest Windows phone features built-in. It is a smartphone that was reinvented around you with a smart technology to inspire your world and let you express yourself. Its exquisite body is covered with soft-touch texture.

The Multiphone 3450 Duo, meanwhile, boasts of impressive features that offer the best value for money. Advanced yet affordable, the 3450 Duo carries the latest smartphone features: sharp 4.5” IPS display, powerful Quad core processor, 8.0MP camera, Dual SIM, all powered by incredible Android 4.4 KitKat. Its elegant and compact design means it will fit perfectly in your pocket, as well as fitting in with your style.

All products in the Multiphone series come with dual SIM capabilities, to enable one to keep personal and business calls separate, but conveniently carry only one phone. Prestigio’s offerings are also built with superb camera features, allowing one to capture exceptionally high-quality photos and videos.

The Prestigio MultiPhone line up comes with the following retail prices: 3450 Duo (Php 5,699.00), 3502 Duo (Php 6,199.00), 5454 Duo (Php 8,799.00), 5550 Duo (Php 8,999.00), 8500 Duo (Php 9,699.00) and 5508 Duo (Php 13,899.00).

Prestigio does not stop at providing style and performance – it also offers MultiStore, a marketplace providing an easy access to a great number of free, discounted and downloadable applications that are specially designed and carefully selected to be used on Prestigio devices worldwide. Taking particular consideration on each customer’s needs, Prestigio lets one avail of free service at any service center in any country that has Prestigio presence.

Prestigio is distributed in the Philippines by Veracity Mobile, a consumer electronics and solutions distribution company initially folded into Veracity Synergy Solutions — an established telecommunications services and solutions provider in the Philippines. To know more about Prestigio’s Multiphone smartphone products, visit http://www.prestigio.ph.

#ExperienceRefinement

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Wake Up Healthier with ATC FISHOIL

Health is wealth. There is nothing more important than our well-being. You may have everything you may want in life, but being healthy is the most important condition to enjoy life, without limitation or fear. ATC Healthcare believes in the same principle; health is the greatest possession in life.

ATC Fish Oil Soft Gels

Being healthy requires more than just working out and eating the right food. By taking food supplements like ATC Fish Oil. ATC Fish Oil contains Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Eicosapentaenioc Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) which aids in lowering blood pressure, triglycerides and LDL cholesterol levels. ATC Fish Oil is also known to have capabilities in protecting the body from heart attack and stroke. ATC Fish Oil is recommended to be taken one capsule with warm water before every meal. ATC Fish Oil is available at P6.00 per capsule in all leading drugstores nationwide. Protect your heart from the stresses of daily living, protect yourself with ATC Fish Oil. For get more tips about heart health, like ATC Fish Oil on Facebook – www.fb.com/ATCFishOilSoftgel.

Blogberry #BeTheBestYouPlanner meet and greet with Laureen Uy this July11

Stradmore notes, the country’s leading paper products and supplies brand, teamed up with celebrity blogger and young fashion icon, Laureen Uy, to create its most chic and fashionable Blogberry for students. Dubbed as Blogberry #BeTheBestYouPlanner is definitely the modern students’ partner in keeping her student life in check.

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Read my post about the #BeTheBestYouPlanner Launch 

This Saturday, July 11, 3pm at National Book Store TriNoma,Stradmore Notes makes owning a Blogberry #BeTheBestYouPlannermore memorable by treating young girls to an afternoon of fun and a chance to meet and interact with Laureen Uy. She will personally sign the planners and of course selfies with Laureen is definitely part of the agenda.

It’s packed with useful, inspirational and fun pages to help students simplify their school life. Once a student herself, Laureen knows how important it is to balance school and personal activities, and in the process become a better individual. This is the reason why the Blogberry #BeTheBestYouPlanner has become a means for Laureen to help young girls become the best version of themselves through pages of inspirational quotes from her family and friends, personal anecdotes that taught her a lesson or two, and fun creative pages like dress me up-doll, and sections for doodle and post your selfie, which she carefully chose and created with Stradmore Notes.

The Blogberry #BeTheBestYouPlanner also features useful pages to get your university life in order like the class, organization, grades and cash trackers, month-view and week-view calendar to make sure you don’t miss an important schedule or task, and cheat sheets like how you can Google like a boss, mathematical hacks and MRT/LRT map.

The Blogberry #BeTheBestYouPlanner is available at National Book Stores for only P499.75.

For more information about the 15/16 Blogberry University Lifestyle Planner and other exciting Stradmore products, visit facebook.com/stradmoreblogberry, http://www.stradmore.com and follow us on twitter and instagram @stradmoreblogberry @stradmorenotes.

ENERGIZER NIGHT RACE MANILA 2015 for the BENEFIT THE CHILDREN OF BANTAY BATA

How far can you go to light up someone else’s life? For the expected 2015 runners of Energizer Night Race Manila, all it takes is a step further on the road.
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On June 27, 2015, witness how the road of Filinvest City, Alabang beams up as 3,000 runners dash their way to help the children of Bantay Bata 163.
“It’s time to give that spark of hope to the children assisted by Bantay Bata,” said Claire Guevarra, senior brand manager of Energizer. “Ever since our first Energizer Night Race, it’s always about giving back, running for a cause and sharing the positive energy”, added Guevarra.
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The Energizer Night Race 2015 is the first open run which challenges the participants to run as many three-kilometer loop as they can in 120 minutes. Every three-kilometer run will equate to P100, 000 and will be donated to Bantay Bata as part of its operation and medical treatment funds.

According to Vincent Lizo, Energizer Philippine’s business director, a one-of-a-kind running event such as the Energizer Night Race bears truth that no competition is needed if we want to help improve the lives of children.

“Many fun runs have their own target beneficiaries, and it is interesting to note that the Filipinos are one with their fellow men in their fight against diseases, poverty, and the onslaught of ill-fated calamities,” Lizo said. “But we designed the Energizer Night Race to solely focus on the essence of helping”, added Lizo.”
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A runner’s every 3k loop will be monitored through radio frequency identification (RFID). Kilometer markers in the race route will also be available to serve as the runners’ references. Moreover, a manually operated Energizer battery meter will light up every time a runner finishes a three-kilometer run. This battery meter will compile all the three-kilometer runs every runner makes until it reaches a one million benchmark. This will be put on view through an LED display onstage, and in the start and finish arc.

MJ Tiquia, Energizer brand activations manager, said that the company wants to offer its loyal followers a different experience each year so they can enjoy with their family and friends.

“We would like this year’s run to be a venue of fun and excitement for everyone who will join, so we’re focusing on their enjoyment this time more than anything else,” Tiquia shared. “Beyond the beneficiaries, we will focus on our goal to provide that “fun” for the runners so we can radiate the positivenergy to everyone” said Tiquia.

“With the race kit priced at 700 pesos, which includes race singlet, race bib, Energizer headlight, Energizer cap, Schick razor and access to pre and post race activities, we are inviting everyone to come and join us in this event. This is a good venue to bond with families and friends through a healthy activity like running, at the same time helping a common cause which is to raise P 1,000,000.00 for the children of Bantay Bata 163” added Tiquia.
For those who missed the registrations, you can still show your support by being there at the event venue and witness the Energizer Night Run and the Racers as they run for the benefit of the Bantay Bata Children.
As Energizer never fails to power up our gadgets, toys small and big battery powered stuff at home they even have time to give back and care for others specially this time, for BANTAY BATA Children. Looking forward to more Energizer Night Race in the years to come.

Natural and Organic Product Expo

Southern Manila is a haven for the posh elite, young urban professionals and families and expats who lead active lifestyles, pro-health, and pro-environment. This renewed interest in keeping fit and the latest health trends that have become viral thru social media has spurred us to come up with the first Natural and Organic Products Expo at the Filinvest Tent on June 5 to 7.

With over 60 posh subdivisions, Alabang and its neighbouring cities has a solid market for this type of expo. In fact, a small organic market within Ayala Alabang attracts villagers to purchase fresh and organically grown produce.

Filinvest City itself is home to fun runs and serious runs, the biggest of which is the famous Condura Skyway Run. Add to this possible markets come from the nearby offices within Filinvest City and BC+ markets from the catchment areas of Muntinlupa, Las Pinas, Paranaque and nearby Laguna and Cavite cities – San Pedro, Binan, Molino, and Dasmarinas.

With these demographics, B99 in partnership with “Health Matters”, a lifestyle health show which airs every Saturdays at 8pm with replays every Sundays at 11am on ANC hosted by Mr. Paolo Abrera, is coming up with the first Natural and Organic Products Expo entitled DON’T PANIC, ITS ORGANIC! at the Filinvest Tent on June 5 to 7, 2015. This will be shown on ANC on June 22 and 23, 2015 with simulcast airing around the world via TFC. Special thanks to our media partners, WhenInManila.com and HealthJunkie.ph.

The expo’s objective is to promote natural, sustainable and healthy lifestyles, natural and organic products. It will encompass four main focuses including, the Natural Food, Natural Beauty & Spa, Natural Living and Health & Nutrition.

The expo also provides an opportunity for supplying and sourcing natural and organic products.

We would like you to take the chance to showcase your products and make the most of the market potential of this area thus; we are inviting you to be part of this momentous expo as one of our valued exhibitor.

Contact:
Joy Durano 09989765169
jdurano_1@yahoo.com

Vanessa Verzosa 09175691363
mvov06@gmail.com

Just For Run, Join The Fun

Health Matters TV is a block-timer lifestyle and health show in ANC (ABS-CBN News Channel), aired on Saturdays at 8 PM hosted by Paolo Abrera with a replay on Sundays at 11 AM. Season 2 – pilot episode will air on May 16, 2015

In one of the episodes this 2nd season, Health Matters, partnered with B99 Event Management in organizing JUST FOR RUN, JOIN THE FUN. This fun run aims to promote healthier lifestyle and to encourage everyone to experience a fun-filled run.

But it’s not all about the fun. Every step helps! Be part of a cause and support JUST FOR RUN, JOIN THE FUN – A fun run for the benefit of Pedro E. Diaz High School and Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa. Join the run on June 7, 2015 in Filinvest City, Alabang.

Everyone can join.

You can choose from the following categories 3k | 5k | 10k

Race shirts are available in the following sizes (XS, S, M, L, XL)

for the following categories: 3k – Blue / 5k – Yellow / 10k – Red

Race bibs have the following detachable stubs: 1. Raffle | 2. Medal | 3.Baggage

   

Medals

Join the Run! Register in the following venues.

1. Toby’s Alabang Festival Mall (April 1 – May 27)

2. Toby’s Arena Glorietta (April 1 – May 27)

3. Runnr Alabang Town Center (April 1 – May 27)

4. Just for Run Booth 2nd Floor, Alabang Festival Mall (May 1 – 27)

5. Bioessence Skin Care Clinics (April 1 – May 27)

a. Greenhills

b. BF Homes Paranaque

c. SM Southmall

d. Molino

e. Sta. Rosa

f. Calamba

g. Lipa

h. San Pablo

i. West Ave

j. Sta. Lucia East Grandmall

Register now and receive a limited edition button pin.

Join the run and receive loot bags from our sponsors on June 7. Approach our sponsors’ tents; join the special games they prepared and win gift certificates and other prizes. This event would not be possible with the help of our generous sponsors. Special thanks to (Major sponsors) Hotel Sogo, Belleieshua Collagen Peptide, Toby’s, Runnr, Festival Mall, Filinvest City, (Minor sponsors) Uratex, Hawk Backpacks, Nyogi, Ok Quench, Aquabest, Walter Bread, Blackview, and Bioessence. We’d like to acknowledge our Media Partners, Health Matters TV, WhenInManila.com, and HealthJunkie.ph, and our official photographers, Running Photographers.

Online registration is extended until June 3, 2015. Register here: http://www.b99events.com/index.php/register