Martes, Nobyembre 19, 2019

LG’s Home Solutions The Smart Choice for a Smart Home

“LG ThinQ uses knowledge drawn from data analytics and machine learning algorithms to understand the user’s patterns and preferences. As it adapts and learns from the user’s behavior, LG ThinQ products will ultimately evolve to anticipate the user’s needs and deliver heightened performance.” ~Inkwun Heo, Managing Director for LG Philippines

LG’s Home Solutions Bring the Future to your Home. LG’s vision of a truly smart home is powered by its proprietary ThinQ AI technology. Smart appliances have been in the market for a couple of years now, but have they truly lived up to their name? While TVs, speakers, refrigerators, and other home appliances offer a slew of connectivity options, they have to bring something new to the table, otherwise, it’s just more of the same. LG Philippines wants to let their products do the talking.

(L-R) LGEPH Product Marketing Manager Ms. Cel Anolin, LGEPH Home Appliances Brand Ambassadors Mr. Benj Alves, Ms. Cristalle Belo-Pitt, and Ms. Steph Zubiri-Crespi, LGEPH Vice President for Home Appliances Mr. Woo Young Jeon, LGEPH Home Appliances Brand Ambassadors Mr. Michael V, Ms. LJ Moreno-Alapag, Ms. Dani Barretto-Panlilio, and Mr. Marco Gumabao, LGEHP Product Marketing Manager Mr. Jillian Yap
All of LG’s newest products have been engineered with the future in mind. Each one is powered by the AI ThinQ technology so that the difference home appliances can communicate with each other to actually offer an indispensable and genuinely helpful system. Artificial Intelligence, however, is but just one feature. To showcase how the new smart devices seamlessly blend with everyday life, LG commissioned new brand ambassadors who come from different backgrounds, proving without a doubt how these appliances are made for everyone.

LG Home Solutions at Glorietta 2 Activity Center
Steph Zubiri-Crespi, a long time LG loyalist, boasts how the Twin Wash saves her precious time by being able to do two loads simultaneously. She recounted an instance where the “pause” and “add item” function was a lifesaver. 

Steph Zubiri-Crespi, a long time LG loyalist, boasts how the Twin Wash saves her precious time by being able to do two loads simultaneously.
Cristalle Belo-Pitt absolutely adores the LG Instaview Door-in-Door refrigerator
Cristalle Belo-Pitt on the other hand absolutely adores the LG Instaview Door-in-Door refrigerator. Simply knock twice on the sleek glass panel to illuminate the contents inside without opening the door, reducing cold air loss to help keep food fresher longer. Its modern French door design is an entertainer’s delight with storage options such as the Extra Space compartment for your small or loose items, and a retractable shelf for your taller and oddly-shaped items.

(L-R) LGEPH Home Appliances Brand Ambassadors Mr. Benj Alves, Ms. Cristalle Belo-Pitt, and Ms. Steph Zubiri-Crespi, LGEPH Vice President for Home Appliances Mr. Woo Young Jeon, LGEPH Home Appliances Brand Ambassadors Mr. Michael V, Ms. LJ Moreno-Alapag, Ms. Dani Barretto-Panlilio, and Mr. Marco Gumabao
Marco Gumabao raves about the LG Black Two Door Top Freezer he’s been using as it offers a blend of timeless style with the latest innovations, maximum storage space, advanced digital temperature controls, and exclusive LG technology. 

Marco Gumabao raves about the LG Black Two Door Top Freezer he’s been using as it offers a blend of timeless style.
While Benj Alves on the other hand, is nostalgic about using the LG Black Turbo Wash 3D as he was used to doing everything all by himself, laundry included back when he lived in Guam.

Benj Alves is nostalgic about using the LG Black Turbo Wash 3D as he was used to do everything all by himself, laundry included back when he lived in Guam.
LG’s new smart devices are also perfect for families. Dani Barretto-Panlilio loves the Stacking Washer/Dryer Front Load since it makes sure all of her clothes are clean and safe for her newborn baby.
“Everything’s really easier with LG. Another thing is thanks to the use of steam, I’m confident that dustmites, bacteria, or allergens will not get to my baby.” ~Dani Barretto-Panlilio
Dani Barretto-Panlilio loves the Stacking Washer/Dryer Front Load since it makes sure all of her clothes are clean and safe for her newborn baby.

LJ Moreno-Alapag has been juggling 3 kids and household duties so the LG Two Door Top Freezer has been a tremendous help. Thanks to the Multi-Air Flow System, superior humidity and temperature levels are maintained, keeping your food fresher, longer. Digital sensors constantly monitor conditions within the refrigerator and strategically-placed vents in every section to help surround your food with cool air no matter where you put it. 

LJ Moreno-Alapag has been juggling 3 kids and household duties so the LG Two Door Top Freezer has been a tremendous help.
As far as reliability with Commercial Refs is concerned, funnyman Michael V is all business. To safeguard your investment, all of these refrigerators have a 10-year warranty for its Inverter Linear Compressor and the Smart Inverter Compressor, as well as a 2-year warranty for parts & service courtesy of LG.

As far as reliability with Commercial Refs is concerned, funnyman Michael V is all business.
Acting as the captain navigating the AI ship is LG’s SmartThinQ App. With the App, you can control all of your electronics and home appliances anytime, anywhere with just a touch of a button. With the widest assortment of wi-fi enabled appliances and one app to manage them all, LG makes managing your smart appliances easy. Thanks to the ThinQ AI technology, the more you use your smart appliances, the smarter they get by remembering usage habits to better anticipate your needs. 

LGEPH Managing Director Mr. Inkwun Heo
What exactly can the App do? For starters, you can do your laundry while you’re stuck in a meeting. SmartThinQ technology lets you start and stop wash cycles remotely, get notifications when your laundry is done and receive helpful reminders about scheduled maintenance. At the peak of summer? Use the LG SmartThinQ app on your smartphone to turn on your air conditioner from anywhere, ensuring you arrive in a cool home.

For more details, log on to lg.com/ph, like https://www.facebook.com/LGPhilippines on Facebook and follow http://instagram.com/LGPhilippines on Instagram.





About LG Electronics 
Life's about more than having the latest technology, rather, it's about the experiences technology creates that impact our lives. LG Electronics Philippines delivers consumer electronics through top-of-the-line home entertainment, home appliances, and air solution products, that prepare Filipinos for their greatest moments. LG promises to bring "Innovation for a Better Life" nationwide - from Luzon, to Visayas, and Mindanao.

Linggo, Nobyembre 17, 2019

Spend your weekend at the biggest Passion Playground in BGC Passionfest!

Get ready for a weekend filled with fun and festivities as Bonifacio Global City once again celebrates Passionfest, their annual city fiesta on November 30 - December 1, 2019! 


This year’s Passionfest takes inspiration from the four elements of the earth — water, fire, wind, and nature. So, head on over to Bonifacio High Street to enjoy different workshops, bazaars, and performances that will definitely ignite a spark of passion in everyone! Plus, catch great performances from Sarah Geronimo, St. Wolf, and The Juans in a concert in partnership with Coke Studio!

Everyone has a story to tell — our own motivations, experiences, and purpose. To celebrate the best in each of us, Bonifacio Global City has lined up a series of events for this year’s “BGC Passionfest”, a celebration that lets BGCitizens share their passions in unique and interactive ways. 

Passionfest is BGC’s yearly city fiesta that happens every Bonifacio Day weekend, which means there’s something for people to look forward to on November 30 to December 1, 2019! Inspired by the four elements of the earth—fire, wind, nature, and water—this year’s Passionfest aims to let BGCitizens create and share their stories and passions in a series of exciting and engaging events.

To kick off the celebrations, the whole stretch of Bonifacio High Street will be transformed into one great Passion Playground, subdivided into blocks corresponding to each of the four elements. Within each zone are fun activities, workshops, and performances that can be enjoyed throughout the day. 

Wander in the waters of Fountain Fields and immerse yourself in activities like the water-themed show by The Mind Museum, contemporary dance on canvas, together with an amazing lineup of goodies from the Katipunan Weekend Market. Fly through the skies in Air Avenue, with an entertaining bubble show, jazz music serenade by Ian Jacinto, plus an exciting lineup of bazaars. Behold all the fiery lights in Bright Boulevard, where you can enjoy performances from LED poi dancers, plus scrumptious and fiery food from the Gourmand Market. Experience everything blooming and growing at Nature Lane, while enjoying a morning with free succulent workshops, daily performances from Banda Kawayan, and a fresh ranch by Del Monte Philippines!


Headlining the festivities on November 30 is the comeback of the much-loved Run BGC with Run Rio at 5th Avenue. For even more action, consumers can join the first-ever Palarong Pinoy, a series of popular Filipino games that will pit companies and BGCitizens together in a fun and friendly competition.

BGC Passionfest 2019 will surely end with a bang as BGC, in partnership with Coke Studio, brings together Sarah Geronimo, St. Wolf, and The Juans in a grand concert at the Amphitheater on December 1, 2019. Gather all your friends and sing your hearts out to their fiery performances – the perfect ending to a festive weekend! 

BGC Passionfest is just one of the initiatives BGC has instore for the holidays. To stay updated on the important dates to remember, make sure to check out Bonifacio High Street’s official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BoniHighStreet/ and Bonifacio Global City’s at https://www.facebook.com/bonifacioglobalcityph/


Workbank, a new job portal enters the PH market

“As a very young institution, we have a lot ahead to position ourselves differently. We are dynamic, we are agile, we have strong technology backing, and we have investors overseas that have put a lot behind what they believe is the story of malasakit. This is very important for us because we know how hardworking and talented Filipinos are. Our philosophy is investing in people, so we operate in the principle of ‘Invest in good people and you get back in multiple fold for all the companies in our platform. ~Reggie Fernandes, Workbank Country Head
(L-R) Workbank Country Head Reggie Fernandes and Fe Nuñez, Head of Digital Marketing
The newest player in the job matching industry, Workbank, has set its sights on the growing Filipino workforce by launching a platform that provides an enjoyable job search experience with exclusive perks and free training to help talents land jobs quicker.


Workbank will continue to strengthen their job hunters’ skill set and credibility with the right partnerships and smart-match technology.


This ensures that candidates are always provided opportunities for growth, not just through training but also through jobs that meet their skill and experience. Fernandes also added that Workbank will not just be a portal but will have a unique roadmap for job hunters in search of a purpose-driven career.


Fe Nunez, Workbank Head of Digital Marketing
Purpose and growth might seem like mere buzzwords one wishes to anchor a career on, but such is the business of Workbank, a talent solutions platform that matches job hunters with companies. A game-changer in the conventional, otherwise tedious and nerve-wracking job-hunt, Workbank is not a one-way street that favors only the companies. 


Their job-seeking development strategy comes with an E-Card that marks exclusive perks to Workbank users. The E-Card can be used for discounts at partner merchants such as ClassPass, Electric Studio, Urban Ashram and Wendy’s.


Anyone who registers on the page and reaches a 70 percent profile progress can avail this E-Card in just a few clicks.  


By putting people first, this platform ensures that applicants are ready and can stay in their ideal job, which is what recruiters ultimately look for in ideal candidates. It’s a win-win for both sides of the recruitment fence.


Workbank will not just be a portal but will have a unique roadmap for job hunters in search of a purpose-driven career.




About Workbank
Workbank is an online job portal that invests in Filipinos not only by connecting them to job opportunities across the country, but also by ensuring they are equipped with information and resources to help them be the most productive they can be. Established in 2018, Workbank is a Filipino-ran tech company with a heart. Their "malasakit" for the Filipino talent manifests in their exclusive perks and free training for job seekers.


Paspas Permit Philippine's First Integrated Permit Application System Debuts in Valenzuela

“The new platform demonstrates the local government’s commitment to make services more efficient and innovative, which in turn can attract more investors and spur further development. Entrepreneurs are indispensable to our country’s growth and so we are empowering them through improved systems of service delivery. At this point, the adoption of digital technology has become essential to fostering growth.  The launch of 3S Plus Valenzuela City Online Services shows how we are leveraging on the innovative use of new technologies for better, faster services to our constituents. Simpler and faster processes reflect good governance and this is what we want to achieve through our 3S Plus Valenzuela City Online Services. This platform is a one-stop shop for permits and documents needed by residents, investors, and entrepreneurs who want to do business in our city.  ~Hon. Rex Gatchalian, Mayor City of Valenzuela

Fast and efficiency are the keys to progress and Valenzuela City takes these to heart as being a City that is on the open up. Valenzuela prides itself on being a four-time awardee of the most business-friendly city. Not only that it is a whole of Famer as well in this category, currently you could actually get a legit business permit in as fast as 30 minutes and that's actually the fastest across all cities. 

Present at the launch are: Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez (center), Valenzuela City Mayor REX Gatchalian (to his right), Vice Mayor Lorena Natividad-Borja (to his left), and the City Council of Valenzuela.
In terms of speed of services on the permit processing front, I am one of the attendees who got excited to hear about the "Paspas" launch last November 13, 2019, at Marco Polo, Ortigas.



An integrated permit application system called the 3S Plus Valenzuela City Online Services will provide a single platform for the application of permits and requests for documents.  This is the first and the fastest of its kind in the country, which spares applicants from the cost and time required of personal applications at the city hall. 


Sec. Ramon Lopez, Department of Trade and Industry
With the City’s commitment to be in full compliance with the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Law, the highlight of the system is the “Paspas Permit”, the 10-second business permit application system. It allows the issuance of provisionary business permits within ten seconds after the payment confirmation.  Prior to this project, the issuance of business permits at the City Hall takes about 15 to 30 minutes. 


Using the 3S Plus Valenzuela City Online Services, permit applicants can apply for the following documents and services: 
  • Renewal or Application of New Business Permits 
  • Building and Construction Permit application 
  • Real Property Tax (RPT) payments
  • Requests for Certified True Copy of Tax Declaration, Tax Mapping Certificate, Certificate of Non-Improvement and Appraisal of Real Property
  • Requests for Certified True Copy of Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificate, and Court Decision
Actual business permits and documents can be delivered within three to five working days through Wide Wide World Express (formerly DHL Philippines) or Grab Express.

Payments, on the other hand, can be processed via Visa, Mastercard, debit cards, Bancnet or PayMaya.  

Documentary requirements submitted through the platform are reviewed in realtime between 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Mondays to Fridays.  Those who were applied beyond office hours shall be processed promptly the next morning.  

Hon. Rex Gatchalian, Mayor City of Valenzuela
City of Valenzuela’s efforts uphold E-Governance have earned accolades from numerous reputable institutions.  It is a Hall-of-Famer to the Most Business-Friendly Highly Urbanized City award of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), a distinction that is held in 2012, 2014, 2015, and again, in 2019 after a mandatory three-year hiatus from the Search.

Present at the launch are: Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez (center), Valenzuela City Mayor REX Gatchalian (to his right), Vice Mayor Lorena Natividad-Borja (to his left), and the City Council of Valenzuela.
Provisionary Building and Construction permits shall also be obtained through the system within 10 seconds upon confirmation of payment.  A provisionary permit shall be sent to the applicant’s email and they can commence construction.  However, the applicant must submit the original documents to the Office of the Building Official (OBO) within 15 days, so they can get their actual permit.  Failing to do so will revoke their provisionary permit.


To register an account at the 3S Plus Valenzuela City Online Services and start applying for permits and documents, visit www.valenzuela.gov.ph.

The city of Valenzuela announces a new venture for citizens to secure a work permit in the most efficient way. The city claims that their “online permit system” project is the fastest in terms of processing the real property tax certificate, birth certificate and business permit. With this, people will get the documents in 10 seconds upon confirmation of payment.


Martes, Nobyembre 12, 2019

A Sparkly Jolly Christmas Lightning at SM City Marikina


The Sparkly Jolly Christmas in SM City Marikina finally opened its spectacular view, bringing a yet thrilling holiday experience to kids, last November 10, 2019.


This display also boasts its larger-than-life Christmas characters, giant Christmas tree with an instant-worthy room.


With approximately 200 children at the event, the deaf community also had an opportunity to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year as part of the mall’s commitment to building lasting memories and powerful connections with the community. 


Give the world a holiday that is bright as can be, a sparkly, jolly and jingly at SM City Marikina celebrates the most wonderful time of the year.  

 

Ms. Bettina Carlos hosted the program with Isabela Vinzon of The Voice Teens as the guest performer. Other performances are Quezon City Performing Arts and SJT Strings.

 

 Partner organizations that joined the event are Philippines Institute for the Deaf (in celebration of Deaf Awareness Week), Association of Clinical Audiologists of the Philippines (ACAP), Philippine Cochlear Implant Group, Hard of Hearing Group Philippines.


 It has been an annual Christmas tradition at SM City Marikina to celebrate their Christmas Lighting ceremony with Santa Clause where children get to receive a gift from Santa. 


Every year, SM City Marikina is spreading the holiday cheer to their shoppers through a Grand Christmas Launch and the most awaited event of SM City Marikina dubbed this year as Sparkly Jolly Christmas.




Sabado, Nobyembre 9, 2019

Tiendesitas' Gift of Wonders Feel the Wonders of the Holiday Season

"Ortigas Company continues its rich tradition of ushering the Christmas season for the whole community by bringing back the Christmas Street Musical Light Tunnel at Ortigas East. This one-of-a-kind spectacle aims to bring together families and friends inside the bustling estate to celebrate the holidays and inspire hope and joy for all during this yuletide season." ~Jaime E. Ysmael, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ortigas & Co.

Tiendesitas starts the Christmas season right with festive activities and surprises for everyone. Beginning November 4, 2019, until January 5, 2020, friends and families can visit the Gift of Wonders, a bigger-than-life installation that will awaken your Christmas and gift-giving spirit, located at the Food and Pet Village. Ortigas & Company light up Pasig with the Ortigas East Christmas Tunnel! Experience and glow-up with over 150,000 light bulbs at the Gift of Wonders of Tiendesitas! A musical light show that will brighten the holidays for all! Tonight is the opening of magical spectacle here at Ortigas East, an enchanting light musical show as everyone dances the night away.


Performances from MINT College, the CCF Iron Dancers, the Pasig Zumba Club and the Ortigas & Company employees and be mesmerized by a captivating fireworks display as we mark the start of this wonderful occasion inside Ortigas East.



Set to light up the premier developer's Ortigas East estate in Pasig City, the Christmas Street Musical Light Tunnel will brighten the holidays for the whole community with an enchanting light display playing alongside well-loved Christmas songs. With this show, families and friends can come together to celebrate the joy of the holiday season within the bustling estate. For over eight decades, it has been a tradition of Ortigas & Company to usher in the holiday season for the community, from the historic Christmas on Display at Greenhills to the unique yuletide installations within its estates.



Reminiscent of borderless worlds, enchanting interactive visuals and marvelous discoveries, the Gift of Wonders highlights everything there is to love about Christmas and this planet we call home. The House of Stars is an immersive installation with vibrant colors and dancing lights that encapsulate the light and warmth of a Filipino Christmas. While the Pets Unleashed is an animated installation that highlights the grandeur of the planet through the eyes of various animals inhabiting this shared home, reminding us this Christmas season to stop and appreciate the world we live in and to enjoy life with our families and pets by our side. 


In addition to the lights and musical display, a mural to be designed in collaboration with students from MINT College will be unveiled in front of the Silver City 1A building during the holiday season. Titled EVERYTHING COUNTS, the mural aims to inspire environmental awareness among the whole community and invite them to come together to take immediate action towards environmental conservation and prevention.



Check off all the items remaining in your Christmas list or even splurge on great finds for yourself as you shop to your heart’s content from November 13 to 17 in Tiendegram, located on Level 1 of Building B. There will also be a Christmas Bazaar all weekends of November and December 2019.

As Tiendesitas continues to showcase the best that the Philippines has to offer and provide guests with a strong connection to our culture, there will be a Parol Making Contest from November 22 to 23 from 3 p.m to 6 p.m at the 1st level of the Food Village. Participants will then showcase their handmade parols and parade them on November 24, 2019.

Pilipinas Got Talent finalist, Bughaw Folkloric Dance Group, will entertain shoppers and guests with inspiring Filipino folk dances from all Sundays of November to December from 6 p.m to 7 p.m at the 2nd level of the Food Village while on November 11, everyone has the chance to bring out their inner child with a chance to play iconic Filipino games like patintero, piko and sungka in Larong Pambata, Lalaban Ka Ba?

Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with Himig Pasko, Tiendesitas’ Caroling Competition for both adults and children. On November 9, choirs from different schools and organizations will serenade the audience with their best and most loved Christmas carols for the adult edition. On November 16, it’s the kid's turn to spread Christmas cheer with their best local Christmas piece.


On November 29, from 6 p.m to 9 p.m, join Tiendesitas as they recognize the young artists in the industry with the PPOP Awards for Young Artists 2019.

Kids will also get the chance to Meet & Greet Santa every Saturday of December (December 7, 14, and 21) at the 1st level of the Food Village from 6 p.m onwards. Pets won’t be left out of the celebration with a Pets Christmas Paw-ty for all our furry friends to enjoy on December 14 from 2 p.m to 6 p.m.

For more information and updates, please visit and follow Tiendesitas on https://www.facebook.com/OrtigasEastOfficial/ Facebook and sign up for our newsletter at ortigasmalls.com.