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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Beat Acne with Proactiv

As per consumer perception, it is without any doubt that Proactiv is the trusted and reliable acne product.

I have not heard of any other product with equal popularity and acceptance. Many brands have tried to reach similar  status but have failed. Proactivly has truly put itself above everyone else when it comes to effective acne cure.

Filipinos are very particular about the types of products that they use on their skin. They like to read about various brands and even try different products to find out what works best for their skin type.

Everyone wants to have flawless skin. Yet, it is quite a challenge considering the pollution we encounter almost everyday on the streets, whether in Metro Manila or even at the provinces, where pollution caused by factories, transport  vehicles, smoking are becoming prominent now that almost everyone can now afford to buy vehicles. Our lifestyle is also a struggle because of the proliferation of oily, fatty and other harmful diet that does not contribute to healthy skin. Therefore we are forever haunted by pimples.

Those little bumps can make or break one’s confidence. Teens for instance, prefer to stay home when they have pimple problems because it is easily noticed by their peers.

My teenage daughter is so bewildered by the non-stop presence of pimples in her face. I try to explain to her that almost everyone goes through the same phase on life but pimples really does bring down confidence especially when facing an audience during talks, meeting with people or speaking engagements at school.

America’s #1 acne treatment system has been helping Filipinos with pimple problems regain their confidence. The Proactiv Solution clears problematic spots and prevents acne before it starts for a fresh-looking, blemish-free skin. The solution kit is composed of several products developed by top international dermatologists and covers a 3-Step System the guarantees a clear and healthy skin.

Available at Watsons and SM Department Stores, Proactiv has 30-Day kit (Php 2,495) for first time users who wish to try the product and a 60-Day kit (Php 3,995) for those who have been enjoying Proactiv’s many benefits. Proactiv offers a money-back guarantee.

With Proactiv Solution, more people now have the chance to fight back on acne.

Additional Bouts Announced for One: Legends of the World in Manila


The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced additional bouts for ONE: LEGENDS OF THE WORLD, set for 10 November at the state-of-the-art Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. Fans will be treated to another exciting evening of authentic martial arts action as the best martial arts talent in the world take the ONE Championship cage. In the main event, reigning ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard Folayang will defend his title against ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin Nguyen. In the co-main event, ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano Moraes will take on rising star Danny Kingad of Team Lakay.

Ticket information for ONE: LEGENDS OF THE WORLD is available at www.onefc.com.

Eduard “Landslide” Folayang, of the legendary Team Lakay in Baguio City, is one of the Philippines’ most experienced martial artists. After nearly a decade of competing in various promotions, the multiple-time SEA Games Wushu gold medallist has amassed an impressive 18-5 professional record. The 33-year-old veteran is currently riding a four-bout winning streak against high-profile opponents, including an emphatic technical knockout victory over Japanese legend Shinya Aoki to capture the ONE Lightweight World Championship in 2016. Showcasing a highly-improved wrestling and grappling arsenal, Folayang then defeated top challenger Ev Ting in his first title defense last April. Now set to return to the ONE Championship cage in Manila, Folayang will face ONE Featherweight World Champion Martin Nguyen in a cross-divisional showdown.

28-year-old Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen of Sydney, Australia, is a highly-skilled finisher and one of the most talented featherweights in martial arts. In his most recent bout, Nguyen stepped into the ONE Championship cage last August, scoring the biggest victory of his career when he stopped former undefeated featherweight champion Marat “Cobra” Gafurov in Kuala Lumpur to capture the ONE Featherweight World Championship. Sporting a 9-1 professional record, Nguyen’s all-around skill set allows him to compete at the highest level of competition. In a much-anticipated battle between division champions, Nguyen is set to challenge the Philippines’ Eduard Folayang for the ONE Lightweight World Championship, and attempt to become the first double-division World Champion in ONE history.

28-year-old Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes of Brazil is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt with well-rounded striking and grappling skills. He is the undisputed ONE Flyweight World Champion, and one of the most highly-skilled and dominant world champions in martial arts. Rarely opposed in the ONE Championship cage, Moraes thoroughly defeated former champion Kairat Akhmetov in an epic rematch last August, snapping the Kazakhstani’s perfect 23-bout win streak and reclaiming his belt. He is now set to defend his title against rising star Danny Kingad.

An unbeaten flyweight from Team Lakay, Danny “The King” Kingad is a regional wushu champion and martial artist with a perfect professional record of 5-0. A true warrior from the mountains of the Philippines and one of the top prospects to come out of Baguio City, Kingad is a tremendous striker who possesses well-rounded grappling skills. In his most recent bout, Kingad turned in a complete performance, putting his wide range of techniques on full display in a unanimous decision victory over Malaysia’s Muhammad Aiman. The impressive victory earned Kingad a shot at the ONE Flyweight World Championship, as he next meets defending champion Adriano Moraes.

Kevin “The Silencer” Belingon of the famed Team Lakay in Baguio City, Philippines, is one of the country’s most talented martial artists. With a professional record of 16-5, the Filipino champion and former world title challenger is known as a fierce competitor with the ability to finish opponents in a variety of methods. The 29-year old wushu stalwart owns seven huge knockouts on his resume, and is one of the most feared strikers in ONE Championship’s deep bantamweight division. In his last bout, Belingon stopped a top contender in Reece McLaren of Australia with a volley of devastating strikes. He now takes on another tough task ahead in Kevin Chung.

Kevin “Old Boy” Chung is a 24-year-old South Korean martial artist who was born and raised in the United States. He began his amatuer career in his adoptive hometown of Centreville, Virginia, in 2010, and has since impressed with his spectacular performances inside the cage. Chung turned professional in 2015, and currently holds a perfect professional record of 4-0, with two of his four career wins having come by way of spectacular stoppage. Chung prides himself on being an exciting competitor, willing to please the crowd by constantly seeking the highlight-reel finish. He is set to face feared striker Kevin Belingon next.

34-year-old Alex “Little Rock” Silva of Sao Paulo, Brazil, is a second-degree Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and world champion with a professional record of 5-1. Silva is riding high on a four-bout winning streak, rapidly climbing ONE Championship’s stacked flyweight ranks. He is a technical grappling specialist with a penchant for securing highlight-reel submission finishes. With steadily increasing confidence, Silva’s last four victories have ended in spectacular fashion. In his next outing, Silva takes on Japanese warrior Hayato Suzuki.

31-year-old Hayato Suzuki of Saitama, Japan, is a veteran martial artist with an unblemished professional record of 17-0 with two draws. Spending the majority of his career competing in his native Japan, Suzuki is known as a highly-skilled competitor with the ability to finish his foes with heavy knockout power and technical grappling skills. Out of 17 wins, Suzuki has finished 12 of his opponents, including seven by submission and five by knockout. In his most recent bout, Suzuki submitted former world title challenger Joshua Pacio in the first round. He is now set to face fellow grappler, Alex Silva.

Top Filipino women’s martial arts contender Gina “Conviction” Iniong of Baguio City, Philippines, is a six-time national wushu champion and member of the renowned Team Lakay. She owns a professional martial arts record of 5-2, with three of her five victories coming by thrilling finish, including two highlight-reel submissions and one knockout. In her last bout, Iniong impressed in her ONE Championship debut, defeating tough competitor Natalie Gonzales Hills by unanimous decision.

Female martial artist Priscilla Hertati Lumban Gaol of Jakarta, Indonesia, is an Indonesian national wushu champion who has trained in various striking disciplines such as kickboxing and wushu. The 29-year-old made her ONE Championship debut against Singapore’s Tiffany Teo at ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS last February, joining a growing list of elite female martial artists in Asia. Gaol will look to emerge triumphant in her next appearance inside the ONE Championship cage, when she takes on the Philippines’ Gina Iniong.

31-year-old Anatpong Bunrad of Thailand is one of the most talented strikers in the promotion’s deep flyweight division. He utilizes lightning quick and powerful strikes to subdue his opponents with sheer aggression, but also possesses the ability to finish on the ground with solid submission skills. In his most recent bout, Bunrad dropped a close split decision to Filipino rival Geje Eustaquio. Bunrad is looking for redemption inside the ONE Championship cage, as he takes on the highly-regarded Reece McLaren.

26-year-old Reece “Lightning” McLaren is a Filipino-Australian martial artist from Toowoomba, Australia, who sports a professional record of 9-5. He made his ONE Championship debut in 2015 with a spectacular submission victory over top bantamweight contender Mark Striegl, and then followed up that win with a unanimous decision victory over highly-regarded talent Muin Gafurov. In December of 2016, McLaren challenged Bibiano Fernandes for the ONE Bantamweight World Championship, falling just short of victory by way of split decision. Next for McLaren is a move to the flyweight division, as he faces top divisional talent Anatpong Bunrad.

21-year-old Joshua Pacio of Baguio City is a top martial arts talent with a professional record of 9-2. He is one of the Philippines’ most talented strawweights and a member of the famed Team Lakay. A rising star in Asian martial arts, Pacio is a wushu practitioner with a solid grappling repertoire. All but one of his career victories have come by spectacular finish, which includes five wins by submission and three by devastating knockout. A former ONE Strawweight World Championship Title Challenger, Pacio is looking to bring himself back to title contention with a victory. A tough task is ahead of Pacio, however, as he is slated to lock horns with countryman Roy Doliguez.

35-year-old Roy “The Dominator” Doliguez is considered one of the top strawweights in ONE Championship. Doliguez, a former professional boxing champion with more than 40 pro bouts, made his ONE Championship debut in 2015, vying for the inaugural ONE Strawweight World Championship against former champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke. In his most recent bout, Doliguez scored the biggest win of his career, stopping Brazilian stalwart Yago Bryan via third-round knockout. His next bout will be against fellow Filipino warrior Joshua Pacio.

Kicking off an exciting card at ONE: LEGENDS OF THE WORLD, Chinese featherweight Xie Chao will take on Malaysia’s Kelvin Ong. Xie was victorious in his most recent contest, submitting Marc Marcellinus with a first-round kimura in his promotional debut at ONE CHAMPIONSHIP: SHANGHAI. Ong, who trains alongside Ann “Athena” Osman and AJ “Pyro” Lias Mansor at Borneo Tribal Squad, will try his best to derail Xie’s winning ways in one of the evening’s preliminary bouts.

Also featured in the prelims is a classic clash of grappler versus striker, as China’s national wrestling champion Peng Xue Wen takes on three-time national Kun Khmer champion Phat Soda of Cambodia in a three-round strawweight bout.

For more updates on ONE Championship, please visit www.onefc.com, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @ONEChampionship, and like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ONEChampionship.

Yamaha RevPinas Rocked Out Caloocan


RevPinas is Yamaha’s nationwide festival tour that embraces different celebrations that our culture has to offer. This time, the “Pambansang Piyesta joined the celebration of Arangkada day of Caloocan City where huge crowd of motorcycle enthusiasts are the major audience of the event. Several activities and games were held, the finals for Motogymkhana also took place here and the much-awaited performance of TJ Monterde and Bamboo made the event very much exciting.  Yamaha together with Mr. Ryan Jude Camus, Marketing Sr Section Manager, officers from Motortrade and Mr.Oca Malapitan, the City Mayor opened the Booth activities.
Spectators got the chance to learn and took a glimpse of the Yamaha products available in the display area. Present in the Automatic line up is the popular MIO brand which is the Mio I 125, Mio Soul I 125 and their S Versions that has the Stop and Start System. The TFX150 that reveals your inner self and the new Sight which has its power at its simplicity. And the motorcycle line up which really got the attention of many especially those into the fast lane, the Blu Is Fast composed of Mio Aerox that take your life into speed, Sniper 150, All new YZF-R15, YZF-R3, YZF-R1 and the latest addition in the R-Series World, the popular racing machine of a decade with its next generation design and technology, the YZF-R6 that gathered a lot of queries and interests among others.
The finals of Motogymkhana leg were held in this event where the winners from Sta. Rosa Laguna and Naga City Cebu battle it out with their best skills possible. It was also thrilled by the Stunt Show activities and competition where the participants showcased their talents using Yamaha TFX150, FZi, and SZ. The night ended with an amazing performances of TJ Monterde and the all-time favorite of the crowd, the iconic Bamboo.
Yamaha Rev Pinas aims to gather our customers who share the same passion for riding. And as they celebrate the “piyesta na bayan”, Yamaha is jumping off to other places, like Dumaguete, Palawan and Naga.


MOTOGYMKHANA RESULT:

TFX EXPERT
1ST – JOSE, CHRISTIAN
2ND – STA ANA, LUISITO
3RD – DOBLADA, PAUL MARK
SZ BEGINNER
1ST – BAUTISTA, RONALDO
2ND – HERNANDEZ, MELCHOR
3RD – MACHADO, VICRAY
FZ BEGINNER
1ST -AZURIN, MAVERICK
2ND – DELACRUZ, ARLAN
3RD – PECAYO, MICHAEL BRYAN

STUNT SHOW COMPETITION RESULTS:

CHAMPION: TAYTAY RIDERS
JOSE, CHRISTIAN
STA ANA, LUISITO
IBARRA, MARC DAVID
REYES, CHRISTIAN
1ST PLACE: X-TEAM
ANGELES, ALJON
DE ROXAS, FRANCIS
CABANTOG, JAYSON
VELENCIA, JC JAMES
2ND PLACE: BABY SHARK
PINEDA, RALPH
DELA PENA, NORVIN
PEBIAS, MYKEE
LUMODAO, PJ

Energy Resiliency Policy to Guide the Rebuilding of Marawi- Cusi



INTENSIVE DELIBERATION: Participants of the public consultations discussed the provisions of the proposed energy resiliency policy, particularly those concerning the power industry. The Mindanao-leg energy resiliency policy pubcon was held Tuesday (17 October 2017) at the N Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City. 

The Department of Energy (DOE) conducted here Tuesday the Mindanao-leg of the energy resiliency policy public consultations in view of the region’s vulnerability to natural and human-induced disasters, such as the siege of Marawi City.

Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi said, “The policy will help guide the massive restoration and rehabilitation efforts of energy facilities in Marawi City, which must immediately commence as soon as the cessation of fighting in the city torn by the 5-month long military operation in the area.”

“We are fast-tracking the issuance and implementation of the energy resiliency policy as this would guide us, especially in rebuilding Marawi City,” Sec. Cusi said.

The DOE chose Cagayan de Oro City as venue for the third-leg of the consultations since the city serves as the gateway to Northern Mindanao and the people living in nearby areas are aware of the adverse effects of typhoons, floods and armed conflicts to their energy sources.

The energy resiliency policy, dubbed as the “Adoption of Resiliency Planning and Program in the Energy Industry to Mitigate Adverse Effects Brought About by Disasters,” is anchored on President Duterte’s directive to heighten disaster resilience.

Among others, the proposed policy seeks to strengthen the existing energy infrastructure and systems; institutionalize the “build back better” principle; improve existing disaster resilience operations; and develop resiliency practices, systems and standards.

“With this policy, we are building with the industry players a structure on how to plan and address human-induced disasters that compromise existing power facilities,” Sec. Cusi emphasized.

Other important issues discussed during the Mindanao-leg consultations include the improvement of information technology infrastructure, energy stakeholders’ involvement, sectoral guidelines, and determining the policy’s contribution to the overall strategy of the country towards disaster resilience, risk reduction and response.

The Mindanao-leg also reflected some of the views and suggestions from the Luzon and Visayas-leg of consultations, including the resiliency compliance plan and its timelines, the task force, regulatory support and monitoring, definition of terms, roles and responsibilities, costs and budgetary concerns, plans and roadmaps, among others.

In addition to the public consultations conducted, the DOE welcomes additional comments or recommendations of all concerned citizens on the proposed policy. For this purpose, the public may send until Friday, 20 October 2017 their insight through email:doe.eppb@doe.gov.ph. An electronic copy of the policy is downloadable at the DOE official website:www.doe.gov.ph.

“The issuance of this policy will cement the DOE’s commitment to mainstream disaster risk reduction to increase the reliability of our energy systems and reduce their vulnerability to disasters,” Sec. Cusi said.


SECTORAL SESSIONS: The DOE grouped the participants into sectors to provide sector-specific inputs for the refinement of the proposed energy resiliency policy. The Mindanao-leg of the consultations was conducted on 17 October in Cagayan de Oro City due to its experience with destructive calamities- natural and human-induced.

Indocine Media Phillipines Launches My Pop Phillipines


The country's first “culture changer” magazine with a pro-actively positive perspective.

Indochine Media Philippines announces the launch of My Pope, the country's first culture changer magazine that is entirely dedicated to being the monthly source of inspiration for readers from all walks of life.

Grab a copy of this special launch issue that celebrates the lifestyle and values of our beloved Pope Francis. Take a peek into his living quarters, and discover a more private side of his personality in an exclusive interview with his niece. On the local front, the magazine is filled with stories that highlight encouraging developments in the lives of our fellow Filipinos-positive and game-changing Filipinos whose values and actions reflect the same ones Lolo Kiko stands for. Sections will feature good news, inspiring stories, traditions, arts & crafts, everyday heroes and much more. And as Pope Francis always emphasizes the importance of community, My Pope will also include the miracles-both big and small-that readers have experienced in their own lives.

“There is absolutely no doubt that Filipinos love Lolo Kiko, as his brand of love, leadership, and openness is something that Pinoys of all walks of life gravitate towards regardless of religious background. As such, we felt it was high time that we launched this title in the Philippines! Just like Pope Francis, the magazine will be fun, friendly, and informative, serving as a breath for fresh air in these hectic and stressful times. After reading My Pope, readers will see things in a more positive light, helping them to feel that the world is a better place, that they want to be better persons, and-thanks to the pages of the magazine that are filled with tips and concrete advice-they will know how to make this happen. We truly look forward to being our reader's monthly source of inspiration” – emphasized by the Editor-in-Chief, Tata Mapa. 



“Wherever you are, there is My Pope magazine near you. Available in over 4,000 distribution points, one can easily get a dose of inspiration 24/7 in all National Bookstore, Fully Booked, Powerbooks, 7 Eleven stores and other leading bookstores, newsstands and supermarkets nationwide. Also, subscribing is so easy, and copies of My Pope will be delivered for free to our valued readers” – announced by Rina Lareza, Distribution Director.

My Pope Philippines, will be available on newsstands every month starting September 20. Expect a fun, friendly, and positive glossy with an easy-to-read, colorful, and engaging layout, as well as moving photographic images.

The new magazine first issue will have a total print run of 50,000 copies, and its communication campaign will involve a range of media, such as TV, point of sale posters, and merchandising banners. The magazine will be on sale at newsstands with a launch price of PHP 85 per copy.

My Pope will soon be available on the website, www.mypope.com.ph. In the meantime, readers will have easy access to My Pope Philippines via all social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

My Pope is an adapted version of Italian magazine Il Mio Papa, a successful weekly magazine launched in Italy by its largest media holding company, Mondadori. The magazine was successfully launched in Italy in March 2014, with a print run of 3 million copies for its first issue. After its outstanding success, the magazine was launched in Spain, Portugal, Germany, and Austria.

ChEer UP Community Project: NCR First Community Visit Love to Learn


As the pioneering nationwide service-oriented event of UP ALCHEMES, ChEer UP Pinoy serves as an opportunity to extend a hand of service to communities all over the Philippines; to inspire young minds to enrich their knowledge; and to push education and environmental awareness forward. In line with this vision, the event aims to impart significant and sustainable contributions to chosen communities across the country by promoting quality education through science innovation, research, workshops and seminars.

Additionally, our members try to utilize their chemical engineering knowledge in providing sustainable, effective solutions with the help of science integration while engaging the beneficiaries in socio-civic activities. During the event's first year, it received accolades from the Engineering Organization Excellence Awards (EOEA) for Best Service Project, Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers - Junior Chapter Luzon (PIChE-JCL) for Best Community Development Project in March and April 2013, respectively and Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers 2013 for Outstanding Service Project.

Last 2015, it won the People’s Choice Award under the Livelihood and Entrepreneurship category of GENTAYO 2015: Photos of Happiness.


This year, ChEer UP Pinoy continues to pursue its mission in the name of service.

ChEer UP Pinoy hosts three sub-events to help the constituents in the best way it can with the applications of science and engineering.


ChEer UP Community Project

Combats major community problems such as electricity, water supply, and livelihood. Citizens of underprivileged communities will be educated by providing medical missions and other relevant seminars catered to the community’s special needs.



Edify

Highlights “fun in learning” by featuring fun science experiments and exhibits targeted at public grade school pupils. It encourages education by promoting an alternative and fun learning experience as a tool in teaching students. This aims to redefine education through the incorporation of informational activities.


Crossing to Higher Education (ChEducation)

Focuses on youth empowerment and consideration of sciences and engineering by promoting tertiary education among high school students. Education is reiterated as a key improvement quality of life by integrating informational and inspirational talks and workshops from people whom the students may relate to. Aside from that, speakers from different institutions that provide college scholarship grants will be invited. This sub-event is only done when ChEer UP Pinoy deems it to be useful for the chosen beneficiaries.

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NCR First Community Visit Love to Learn, Kaingin I, Pansol, Quezon City
September 23, 2017
Post Documentation Report


ChEer  UP  Pinoy  held  its  first  NCR  visitation  for  this  academic  year  at  Love  to  Learn Community Center in Kaingin 1, Brgy. Pansol, Quezon City last September 23, 2017.  About 25 kids were able to attend and 11 volunteers offered assistance. The program started at around 1:30 PM and lasted for about two and a half hours.

The visitation began by playing a game to give the kids a fun and engaging atmosphere.  The rules of the game were simple. They just had to perform a pose related to the word given.

After the game, the kids watched a video entitled "Ozzy Ozone" for them to know more about the ozone layer. The kids were very concentrated in watching the said animation. A lecture followed to help the kids understand the importance of the ozone layer and learn about how they can help prevent further depletion of the ozone layer.

Three experiments were also conducted subsequently to the first lecture.

The first experiment was the Ozone Layer Demonstration. The kids were very participative. Three kids volunteered to take part in the experiment. They were asked to chew one bubble gum each. The bubble gum served as the ozone layer. Boiling water was then added to the water bottle up to the  brim  and  was covered  by the  bubble  gum  the  kids chewed. The procedure was repeated with lesser water. The kids were eager to see the result of the demonstration. This demonstrated the ozone layer depletion; the bottle represented the world, the water represented the CFC’s (chlorofluorocarbons) and the gum represented the ozone layer.

The second experiment was the Water Thermometer.  A  water  bottle  was  filled  with cold water up to the brim. A straw was placed inside the bottle and was packed with clay to seal the opening. As the bottle was placed in the hot water, the cold water inside the bottle rose up in the straw and when it was placed in the  cold  water,  the  water  went  down.  Food color   was   also   added   to   easily   see   the changes. The kids carefully observed the changes of the water levels.

The third experiment was Water Up the Leaves. The bottom parts of the leaves were removed and were placed in a half-filled cup of water with food color. The set-up was left for the kids to observe for the next three days.

Another set of lectures were presented to the kids. They watched an animation video before each lecture. The videos were entitled "What is Climate Change?" and "Impacts of Climate Change on Animals". Afterwards, the volunteers explained the definition of global warming, and discussed what greenhouse gases are – what are their sources and effects to the environment, as well as their effects to the animals.

A total of three lectures and three experiments were done during the visitation. The last activity was for the kids to draw or write what they learned about that day and what actions they would do to help save the environment. As the visitation concluded, snacks were distributed to the kids. Overall, the kids were very participative and showed interest in the topics presented. It was not only the kids who enjoyed the visitation; the volunteers were also happy for the success of the first NCR event and because of the joy brought to them by the kids.

Bancrea Homes Launches 24/7 Global Real Estate Digital Services Website Goes Live at www.BancreaHomes.com



Available 24/7 online, newly-formed Bancrea Homes, together with its partner developer and mass-housing advocate 8990 Holdings Inc., launches its official website, www.BancreaHomes.com, today, which unleashes a full range of innovative features that a traditional property brokerage firm does not usually offer.

These features include the “ASK REA:24/7 Live Chat,” a dedicated live chat hosted by real-person customer service staff, an “E-Refer Kita” app, where every Juan can refer a sales lead, check the status of their referral, and earn a commission on the lead, and a lead generation and exchange service whose dedicated Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform, powered by Aggrego.io, can organize and track sales leads and virtually manage a network of real estate brokers and agents.

To make the necessary site trippings less stressful among prospective home buyers, Bancrea Homes also introduces its “Book-A-Tour”—via a ride-sharing app—where you can schedule your visit at your own time and also ride for free. Bancrea Homes also provides financial literacy sessions among first-time homebuyers; documentation and taxes consultations; pabahay programs and rent-to-own deals for employees; pre-approved home loans; property leasing services, and rewards from industry partners.

Further, Bancrea Homes offers a free franchise for local and international brokers who would like to sell the housing units of Urban Deca Homes, the flagship brand of 8990 Holdings Inc.

“For first-time homebuyers, buying a house is a bit stressful; they need help from an experienced broker or agent throughout the process. In Bancrea Homes, we assist our clients from reservation to documentation, from the payments to moving in,” says Roy Buen, Bancrea Homes’ founder and CEO.

He adds, “We also have a 24/7 online live chat where real-person customer service officers are just one message away anytime, anywhere. Sadly, a lot of property brokers and agents lacks the after-sales service; once the client has reserved a property, the brokers and agents are suddenly unavailable. Part of our advocacy is to put a stop to this frequent home buyers’ dilemma.”

Bancrea Homes’ current roster of brokers and agents was originally trained by 8990 Holdings Inc., which makes Tani Basman, 8990 Holdings’ assistant general manager for Metro Manila sales and customer service, all the more confident. “We’ve made a partnership with Bancrea Homes to deliver the sales for our National Capital Region (NCR) projects [Urban Deca EDSA Tower, Urban Deca Homes Campville-Muntinlupa City, and Urban Deca Homes Tondo, among others]. We believe in the goal of Bancrea Homes: to deliver good customer service, which translates to more sales,” says Basman.

“Both Bancrea Homes and 8990 Holdings are serving the same mass-housing market. We also closely work with government financial institutions such as Pag-IBIG Fund and the National Home Mortgage Financing Corporation,” Buen explains. “As of today, the mass-housing backlog is more than five million homes. With the help of Bancrea Homes and our growing industry partners, it’s not too late to fulfill the dream of every Filipino to own a house.”

About Bancrea Homes

Launched in October 2017, Bancrea Homes, 24/7 Real Estate Digital Services, is an online property servicing agent, which has been exploring ways to improve the home buying experience in the Philippines, where every home buyer deserves the best customer service every step of the way from the initial property search and basic financial literacy training to various home loan options and necessary move-in day procedures, plus an efficient after-sales service.

For more information, visit www.BancreaHomes.com.

Pinoy Pride: Dance Crew from Compostela Valley Impresses the Judges in the Premiere Episode of Asia’s Got Talent



It was a performance of epic backflips and hair flicks when DM-X Comvaleñoz took the stage in last Thursday’s premiere episode of Asia’s Got Talent.

This was the first time the nine-strong dance crew had travelled out of the Philippines, but that certainly didn’t stop them from bringing the audience to their feet with their ‘rock-style’ dance moves that managed to blow the judges away.

“It was amazing. It was a great performance. Great job, guys,” said Jay Park, praising the dance crew.

“It was really impressive seeing you perform. It was super entertaining,” Anggun added.



DM-X Comvaleñoz received three yeses from the judges and are now in the running to be in the Semi-Finals.

Other Pinoy acts performing in last Thursday’s premiere episode included the sensational 68-year-old rapping grandmother, Mercifuletes Viola, (#RappingGranny) and a returning high-octane dance act from season one, D’Intensity Breakers.

The first Golden Buzzer of the season went to Jay Park’s choice, ADEM Dance Crew from the Kyrgyz Republic.

“To be honest, I’ve seen a lot of animation shows but the way you put yours together was crazy. It was amazing, it was really, really good,” said Jay.



ADEM dance crew will head directly to the Semi-Finals and they are now one step closer to winning the grand prize of USD100,000.

To relive the ADEM Dance Crew Golden Buzzer moment and for more exclusive behind-the-scenes clips, subscribe to Asia’s Got Talent Official YouTube Channel at www.YouTube.com/AsiasGotTalent. For a full recap of this episode, visit www.AXN-Asia.com/AsiasGotTalent/Episodes.

A new episode of Asia’s Got Talent airs every Thursday at 8:30pm. To follow the journey of this season’s acts, check out #AXNAsia and #AsiasGotTalent on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Asia’s Got Talent is the 67th adaptation of the Guinness-World-Record-breaking hit “Got Talent” format, which was created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and is co-produced by FremantleMedia. The “Got Talent” format is officially the most successful reality TV format in history and currently airs in 186 countries.

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Davao Aguilas FC Tests Its Mettle Against Ilocos United FC



Davao Aguilas FC tested its mettle against PFL’s last placer, Ilocos United FC, at its home pitch in Tagum City, Davao del Norte last Sunday.

The Aguilas players kept a clean sheet and earned two goals, courtesy of Harrison Sawyer on the 24th minute and James Younghusband on the 65th minute.

Head Coach Marlon Maro says, “We are happy with the win. I guess the week-long break gave us a lot of elbow room to do the adjustments, and develop our style of play. I am very satisfied that in the end, we ended up winning.”

Maro continues, “We would like to thank the more than 4,500 fans as well for coming. The fans gave us both the strength and the fire to win this match.”

This weekend’s win gives Davao Aguilas FC a total of 11 points, while Ilocos United FC, which is still on the last place, has a total of 7 points.

Both teams face off against each other once again on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, in Bantay, Ilocos Sur.



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Cusi: Gas Station Safety Signs Save Lives



As part of the Department of Energy's E-Safety Mo Campaign, Energy Secretary Alfonso G. Cusi has underscored strict compliance with the posting of consumer safety and informational signs in gasoline stations stated under the Retail Rules for Liquid Fuels.

“To err on the side of caution is the prudent thing to do, thus the DOE urges full compliance by gasoline stations on the posting of these signs,” Cusi said.

“There’s science behind the informational signs and while there’s debate as to the true causes of such fire incidents in gas stations all over the world, it’s better to be safe than sorry,” Cusi added.

The DOE prohibits the conduct of the following acts within the vicinity of gasoline retail outlets:

1. Smoking: The act of smoking, igniting of cigarette lighters/matches and throwing of lighted cigarettes are strictly prohibited in gasoline stations to prevent the start of fire where fuel vapors or fumes are present.

2. Running engine while filling: Vehicle engine should be shut-off during fuel filling to prevent accidental ignition of fuel fumes. This will also prevent vehicles from being accidentally moved or driven off during the refueling process, thus will avoid fuel spill.

3. Using of cellular phones: The use of cellular phones is strictly prohibited to prevent accidental ignition of gas fumes caused by small electric spark in some of the gadget’s parts.

4. Straddling while filling: This is to prevent oil spillage and possible motor start-up causing accidental ignition of gas fumes.

5. Inappropriate containers: Only approved and leak-proof fuel containers that are petroleum-grade and will not react with petroleum products are allowed to be filled-up with fuels.

“These signs must be prominently displayed within the premises of gasoline stations for the awareness and information of the public and station personnel,” Cusi pointed out.

The DOE chief urged the owners/operators of gasoline stations to ensure that these signs are strictly observed by their personnel before fueling vehicles.

Failure to comply with the DOE rules and regulations on safety would subject gasoline stations to appropriate sanctions. Grave offenses may lead to suspension or revocation of their business permit.

“We do not want such unsafe practices and negligence from both the business operators and the consumers to incur loss of lives. Let’s all be safe and take necessary precautionary measures seriously,” Cusi said.

Republic Act No. 8479 or the “Downstream Oil Industry Deregulation Act of 1998” requires the DOE to promote fair trade practices in the liquid fuel retailing business, including quality and quantity of petroleum products, and ensuring safety from fire, danger, health and environmental risks, among others.

For other information, queries or concerns, the DOE asked the public to contact the DOE Consumer Welfare Office (Landline - ‎‎429 2900 local 329).

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