Friday, March 31, 2023

GCash unveils 10 groundbreaking innovations today! The Future of FinTech is here with GCash, the No.1 Finance Super App

“GCash has empowered and enabled every Filipino to remain hopeful and pursue progress. As the Philippines’ #1 Finance Super App and the first finance app to be a household name in the country, GCash is positioned to be everyone’s enabler to be future-ready. With the 10 new innovations at GCash, our hopes for a better tomorrow begins today.” ~Martha Sazon, GCash CEO

Over 79 million people in the Philippines use GCash, the Philippines' most popular finance app, for quick, secure, and easy online transactions. GCash, which is based on, a reputable third-party platform, has the most downloads, the most monthly active users, and even the most daily active users because GCash is now a part of their daily routine.

GCash was the first to introduce the QR payment system in the country, initially launching as an SMS platform in 2005 and later as a super app in 2012. During the pandemic, it helped Filipinos migrate digitally, and now that the world is open again, it expands its services to meet the shifting requirements of Filipinos in the global digital financial landscape.

GCash introduced ten ground-breaking innovations for every Filipino at this year's #GCashFutureCast event.

GCash has always strived to uplift the lives of Filipinos each day. GCash continue to do so with 10 Groundbreaking Innovations this year. 

Martha Sazon, GCash CEO

GCash launches 10 Groundbreaking Innovations that all fit in one finance super app. With GCash, the Filipinos are ready for the Future of FinTech.

Mr. Neil Trinidad, GCash Chief Marketing Officer, GCash

Tools for financial freedom

GCash has made wealth management products like savings, insurance, and investments easy and accessible. Now it introduces products to help people grow their wealth and to help them protect it.

Investing in local stock is now within reach! GStocks PH lets you access the Philippine Stock Market right from your GCash app!

Mr. Darvin Sy Su, GCash Head of Wealth Management Commercial

Owning your first local stock is not as impossible as it seems! GStocks PH opens you up to the trading realm of over 280 Philippine stock companies! 

Mr. Jep Tang, GCash VP Equity Sales, AB Capital Securities

GStocks PH is AB Capital Securities, Inc. (ABCSI) online retail securities trading services made accessible through the GCash app. Its user-friendly and simplified trading interface was designed through a collaboration with the Philippine Stock Exchange. Through GStocks PH, users can now trade stocks of over 280 local companies. GStocks PH will be available to more users soon.

Owning NFTs has never been easier! GCrypto simplifies Crypto so you can plan for your future while you enjoy today!

Mr. Mark Nunez, GCash Head of Crypto Partnership

GCash has partnered with PDAX, the #1 Virtual Asset Service Provider licensed by Bangko Sentral, so users can conveniently but safely buy and sell Crypto at competitive market prices, all through the GCash app!

Mr. Vinvent Tio, GCash Vice President, Head of Platform Solutions, PDAX

GCrypto allows users to discover and explore the world of Crypto and NFTs. Users get access to curated NFT collections, like The House of OhLala by Filipino contemporary artist, Reen Barrera, on the GCrypto NFT Hub. Buying and selling Crypto is also made easier with an exchange powered by PDAX, the Philippines’ leading homegrown cryptocurrency exchange.

Each budol item you check out can spark the maximum joy when your online shopping is worry- and anxiety-free with GInsure!

Mr. Winsley Bangit, GCAsh Head of New Businesses

GInsure Online Shopping Protect insurance offers users 60 days of coverage up to P20,000 for all their online purchases for just P34. The insurance covers scenarios when orders are not delivered, are accidentally damaged, are not as described, or are stolen. The insurance product, powered by Chubb, is embedded in the user’s online GCash payment journey across 1,500 online shops and platforms.

GCash goes global

Traveling Filipinos can now go cashless globally using GCash’s newest services. For overseas Filipinos, they can now use GCash to send money and support to their family back home.

GCash Global Pay allows Filipino travelers to do cross-border QR payments at Alipay+ merchants in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, South Korea, Qatar, Germany, Italy, France and the United Kingdom. This eliminates the hassle of paying with cash, or withdrawing money at ATMs where you can incur high service fees. It offers real-time Forex charging, with no service fees.

Avoid credit card fees and high forex rates anywhere around the world with GCash Global Pay! Simply Tap to Pay with the GCash Card or Scan to Pay through Alipay+ QR!

Ms. Fe Olivia Mir, GCash Head of Growth Marketing

GCash Card gives travelers the advantage of real time Forex charging at low exchange rates and no service fees. With this, users can access their funds in a single tap at over 100 million shops across 200 countries and territories around the world through VISA’s expansive network. This enables travelers to enjoy hassle-free shopping and dining experiences wherever they may be. The new GCash card will be available later this year.

Through GCash Overseas, Filipinos abroad can enjoy GCash services such as sending money, buying load, and paying bills back home – all while they are away, and even with no PH SIM!

Ms. Jules Abalos, GCash Head of International Business

GCash Overseas allows overseas Filipinos in Japan, Australia, Italy and the USA to download GCash using international SIM cards. Now they can send money, buy load, and pay bills for their loved ones back home. They can enjoy the convenience of sending money for free with GCash to GCash transactions, saving them the cost of remittance fees. GCash also announced that it is now available in the UK and Canada. GCash Overseas is currently on Beta and is limited to a number of users, but will expand to more users soon.

Borrowing made easier

With GGives, you can now level up your lifestyle and live the life you want, with Zero Documents, Zero Downpayment, and Zero Interest!

Mr. XP Villa, GCash Product Head of GGives

GGives supports Filipinos with the ability to buy now, pay later with zero credit cards, zero additional documents, zero down payment, and now with zero interest at select merchants. GCash users are now free from the barriers normally associated with installment plans, for both in-store or online purchases.

Kahit gipit sa load, ‘di ka na maiipit with GCash Borrow Load! You can avail any load promo from any PH telco, and pay 14 days thereafter!

Mr. Kevin Yu, GCash Product Head of GLoan & Borrow Load

Borrow Load will allow eligible users to borrow their favorite load promos today at zero cash out, giving them access to their preferred entertainment – even if they’re short on budget. They can now afford to access data-heavy apps with load promos valid for up to 7 days. Borrow Load will be rolling out to more users soon.

Improved security and user experience

GCash has taken steps to make transactions safer and more seamless through two new features:

With GChat, never again doubt if you are transacting with the right recipient or a scammer. Say goodbye to saving and sending receipts as these can now be sent in-app with each transaction!

Ms. Michelle Fernandez,GCash Head of Digital Experience

GChat is a new, user-friendly messenger feature that makes it easier to chat and transact with contacts, share receipts instantly, and trace transaction histories. The feature makes it easier to search for conversations with friends, merchants or customers, while the Gigi and Advisories features allow users to get help anytime in real-time. GChat will be rolling out to users in the next few months.

As GCash continue to perform on part with global standards, GCash double the protection of GCash accounts with a new selfie-powered security feature, DoubleSafe. Every first log in on a new device will require not just an OTP but also a selfie, para #DoubleSafeTayo!

Ms. Pebbles Sy, GCash Chief Technology & Operations Officer

DoubleSafe is the latest GCash security feature that prevents fraudsters from taking over accounts. It provides an additional layer of security on top of the 2-Factor Authentication and mobile pin (MPIN). DoubleSafe will be activated for every first login to a new mobile phone, and will use facial recognition to secure an account should the user inadvertently share their MPIN and OTP to fraudsters.

About GCash
GCash (G-Xchange, Inc.) is the #1 Finance App in the Philippines. Through the GCash App, 79M registered users can easily purchase prepaid airtime; pay bills at over 1,600 partner billers nationwide; send and receive money anywhere in the Philippines, even to other bank accounts; purchase from over 5.2M partner merchants and social sellers; and get access to savings, credit, loans, insurance and invest money, and so much more, all at the convenience of their smartphones. GCash is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mynt (Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc.), the first and only duacorn in the Philippines.

GCash was recognized by The Asian Banker (TAB) and by the IDC in 2021 for its outstanding digital financial inclusion programs.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Women Bartenders on Using Tanduay to Make Cocktails, Overcoming Stereotypes, and Surviving in a Field Where Men Rule

“It’s very easy to mix in cocktails because of its unique and bold character. I usually go for the classic Tanduay Dark Rum in my root beer and rum with a squeeze of fresh lemon. I have my own signature cocktail, which is perfect when I mix it with Tanduay. We have female guests here in the resort who would request for cocktails that are not too strong, and I would make one for them also using Tanduay. There are different varieties of bars here like sports bars and pool bars, and they are all super busy because of the many tourists who visit our island. It’s very easy to mix in cocktails because of its unique and bold character. I usually go for the classic Tanduay Dark Rum in my root beer and rum with a squeeze of fresh lemon. While I may have experienced some catcalling and received some indecent proposals from male guests in some instances, I have to say that I have been lucky to have always worked with my husband behind the bar. In 2016, we joined Pilipinas Got Talent Season 5 to show that there is more to bartending than meets the eye. That would be the key to your success. Bartending is fun, and you get to entertain guests. Gone are the days when women were simply considered as bar backs or force multipliers during busy bar shifts. Or worse, simply as ornaments behind the bar. It is my wish that female bartenders will continue to flourish and leave their own mark in the field we all so love and are passionate about.” ~Sharleen Antonio, works with her husband and fellow bartending professional

Bartenders are also taking the spotlight as a result of the renewed interest in cocktails. In El Nido and Siargao, two bartenders are paving the way for women to shine in an industry that is dominated by men.

Sharleen Antonio and Larry Guevara, who is also a bartender, are coworkers in one of Palawan's most popular beach towns. In contrast, Riza Delguime works as a bartender at a prominent resort in the nation's surfing mecca.

Creating Tanduay-Infused Cocktails
Both women have been bartending for years and share a preference for Tanduay in creating cocktails.

She shared that they used Tanduay rums in her bar management class back in college, so she is very familiar with the brand. Collaborating with the brand, she came up with three Tanduay-infused cocktails that are perfect for any time of the year -- the Mango Basil Mojito, Tanduay Espresso Martini, and Tanduay Old Fashioned.

Delguime likes Tanduay’s sweet and strong flavor. Foreign customers would usually ask what rum brand she uses in her cocktails and would then request drinks infused with Tanduay rums.

Delguime further shared that the bartending scene in Siargao has always been “good and clean.”

Breaking the Glass Ceiling

Antonio shared working in a male-dominated industry wasn’t easy in the beginning. Women bartenders used to be seen as just “cotton candies” behind the bar to attract male clients and rake in tips.

Advice for Aspiring Bartenders

Delguime advised aspiring bartenders to just be themselves. 

Antonio, meanwhile, has made it her advocacy to educate people about bartending as hospitality and F&B professionals.

Antonio wants to motivate, inspire, and empower women bartenders and those who would like to start a career in the bartending industry. She and her husband have been conducting workshops and seminars around the country to help aspiring bartenders better their craft.

Peak Travel Reminders for the Lenten Break

Many Filipinos take advantage of Holy Week as a time to reflect and spend time with their families, either by participating in religious activities or taking a much-needed vacation.

Despite the fact that airports are expected to become more crowded during this time of year, air travel should not be a tumultuous experience for every Juan. Cebu Pacific has a few reminders for you:

1. Be on time at the airport and beat traffic

Cebu Pacific and Cebgo passengers must allot time for traffic going to the airport. Passengers must be at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 and 4 at least three (3) hours before departure for domestic flights, and four (4) hours for international flights. Passengers traveling to Dubai are allowed to check in as early as seven (7) hours before departure.
2. Check in online
Long lines may be avoided at the airport by checking in via the official CEB mobile app or via the Manage Booking section of the CEB website. Both options are available from seven (7) days up to one (1) hour before scheduled time of departure for domestic flights, and up to four (4) hours before scheduled departure for international fliers.
3. Check flight information, closing times
All check-in counters close one (1) hour before the scheduled time of departure to ensure there is ample time for all necessary pre-flight procedures. After checking in, we encourage passengers to immediately go through immigration and final security to avoid delays. Boarding commences 45 minutes before the scheduled departure.
Updated flight information may be viewed at
4. Self-tag luggage for select domestic destinations
Guests flying out of select domestic destinations (Manila, Davao, Clark, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos, Bohol, Iloilo, and Zamboanga) are reminded to self-tag their check-in luggage at the designated kiosks at the airport, prior to proceeding to counters for bag drops.
5. Pack your bags accordingly
Passengers must bring only one carry-on bag for a more convenient flight experience. The carry-on bag must not exceed 7kg in weight and can fit in the overhead bins or under the seat.

CEB has exempted items that are allowed to be carried aside from the single hand carried bag:
  • Gadgets or food items that cannot be checked-in;
  • Items purchased inside the airport (requires proof of receipt);
  • Assistive or medical items such as walking canes, foldable walkers;
  • Baby food and necessities for passengers traveling with infants;
  • Or a small bag that can fit under the seat.

6. Checked baggage policy
Passengers are encouraged to purchase prepaid baggage online via the CEB website or mobile app to save on fees. CEB has implemented a per piece baggage policy which applies to all passengers with checked baggage. A passenger can bring one (1) piece for each purchase of 20kg or 32kg, and may get up to any two (2) of these weight options, for a maximum of two (2) pieces of baggage and a combined weight of 64kg.

Any excess in size, weight and pieces are subject to oversized baggage fee, excess baggage fee and/or extra Bag Fee.

7. Check the airport terminal assignment of your flight
Passengers must check their itineraries and boarding passes before proceeding to their designated airport terminal. Cebu Pacific’s 5J flights arrive at and depart from the NAIA Terminal 3, while Cebgo (DG) flights to and from Manila operate from the NAIA Terminal 4 at Domestic Road, Pasay City. There will not be any terminal change for Cebu Pacific and Cebgo flights from NAIA.
We are grateful to every Juan for choosing to fly with us. We look forward to more travels with you, and your families and friends in 2023. CEB now flies to a total of 34 domestic and 25 international destinations. Visit for more information.

Lumina Homes is looking for digital marketing associates to join its growing team

Start your real estate career with Lumina Homes

This could be the first step to your dream of becoming a real estate agent? Maybe we have the first step toward your dream job!
Lumina Homes is actively hiring for over 50 digital marketing associates who would help our offices specifically in Tarlac; Pampanga; Cabanatuan; Tuguegarao; Subic; San Miguel and Baliwag in Bulacan; Tanza in Cavite; Bauan and Lipa in Batangas; Sariaya, Quezon; Sorsogon; Iloilo; Pagadian; Malabalay, Bukidnon; Ozamiz; and Tagum in Davao.

Since Lumina has taken its digital platforms seriously since before the pandemic, the year 2020 merely confirmed the company's innovative approach to marketing and sales.

The beyond couple of years involved dynamic commitment to its own web-based reservation entrance. Additionally, Lumina was one of the first housing brands to introduce GCash-based digital home reservation vouchers to Shopee, Lazada, and GLife online shopping platforms.

The following stage for Lumina's advertising group is to augment its wide presence in the advanced world, and arrive at additional hopeful mortgage holders neighborhood and abroad. Accordingly, by recruiting more computerized deals relates, the group can reinforce its power.

While there are chatbots set up, numerous clients actually favor conversing with a live specialist — in light of the fact that home possessing is viewed as a significant venture.

Join Lumina Homes today

The perks of the job

Candidates for the digital marketing associate position are enrolled in a program with free digital sales modules so that they can acquire a comprehensive understanding of digital selling trends, best real estate practices, and many other topics.

This is on top of promotion impetuses and extra procuring open doors in one of the nation's quickest developing reasonable lodging designers.

For this position, Lumina is looking for graduates of any four-year program. Candidates must be at least 25 years old, willing to learn, a team player, and have excellent negotiation and presentation skills. Although fresh graduates are welcome to apply, sales experience is an advantage.

Nowadays, digital entrepreneurship is becoming a growing passion. It could be one of your best decisions to join the digital pioneer Lumina Homes and its parent company, Vista Land and Lifescapes, to achieve it.

Be a Lumina Digital associate today

For more information or to check more careers in Lumina Homes, visit

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

The UP Women's Volleyball Team has New sponsors Hotel Sogo and Eurotel

"We consider ourselves as the first brand who sponsored such team considering na UP ito. Unibersidad ng Pilipinas so sobrang proud kami na nagsponsor kami sa inyo. I understand everybody knows about our standing, pero wag niyo isipin iyon dahil ang mas mahalaga samin yung perserverance ninyo, and yung willingness niyong manalo. Nakita ko kasi ang UP players, they are so daring, their drive to give the best. Hindi kayo yung tipong pag nalalamangan na eh parang nawawalan na ng gana. That is really something to be admired. I really find you guys still humahabol, and that’s the spirit of it." ~Ms. Sue Geminiano, Marketing Manager of Global Comfort Group
The UP Women's Volleyball Team

The UP Women's Volleyball team (UPWVT) and Global Comfort Group Corporation (GCGC) held a joint press conference to announce their partnership at the Eurotel Vivaldi. 

Global Comfort Group Corporation (GCGC), the management company behind Eurotel and Hotel Sogo, have pledged their unwavering support to the University of the Philippines Women's Volleyball Team (UPWVT) in a press conference held at Eurotel Vivaldi last March 28, 2023, the partnership between the two renowned hotels and the UP Women's Volleyball team was commemorated.

The UP Women's Volleyball team (UPWVT) and Global Comfort Group Corporation (GCGC) held a joint press conference to announce their partnership at the Eurotel Vivaldi. From left to right: Coach Shaq Delos Santos, UPWVT Representative; Mr. Dean Francis Carlos Diaz, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of UP CHK Foundation Inc.; Ms. Mozzy Ravena, UPWVT Team Consultant; Ms. Sue Geminiano, Marketing Manager of Global Comfort Group; Ms. Mariel Quinto, Advertising & Promotions Manager of Eurotel; Mr. Francis Bernardio, Advertising & Promotions Manager of Hotel Sogo. During the event, the UPWVT and GCGC expressed their excitement over the new partnership and their joint commitment to support the development of women's volleyball.

Ms. Mozzy Ravena, Team Consultant/Team Manager of the (UPWVT), Mr. Shaq Delos Santos, UPWVT Coach, and the GCGC team, which included Ms. Sue Geminiano, Corporate Marketing Manager, Ms. Mariel Quinto, Eurotel Ads and Promo Manager, and Mr. Francis Bernardino, Hotel Sogo Ads, and Promo Manager, were all present at the press conference in addition to representatives of the media from various outlets. Prof. Francis Carlos.

During the question and answer session, GCGC communicated its obligation to help the UP Ladies' Volleyball crew in their impending games and competitions. To show their support for sports development and gender equality in athletics, the two well-known hotel chains have committed to making a substantial donation to the team.

One of the best college volleyball programs in the nation, the UP Women's Volleyball team has produced highly skilled players over the years. Additionally, the team's advocacy for gender equality in sports has established it as a well-liked institution.

The team will be able to continue competing at the highest levels of college volleyball thanks to this recent commitment from Eurotel and Hotel Sogo, which will help with travel expenses, training facilities, and equipment needs.

The UP community expressed their appreciation for Eurotel and Hotel Sogo's assistance, the perseverance of all of their athletes, and the collective effort of their coaches.

Ms. Geminiano claims that GCGC is committed to providing the team with the resources they need to succeed.

Dean Diaz expressed his gratitude to Hotel Sogo & Eurotel for their support, saying that it will go a long way in helping the UP Women's Volleyball team achieve its goals.

“Kami sa UP ay sobrang natutuwa dahil tayo ay narito ngayong hapon upang ilungsad formally ang commitment to support ng Global Comfort Group Hotels or GCGC sa ating UP Women’s Volleyball Team. The finer points of the sponsorship would come in eventually but it is really what we’re celebrating this afternoon for the context is the strengthened and formal show of support for the Women’s Volleyball Team of the Eurotel and Sogo Hotel with the collective effort of our coaches, the perseverance of all our athletes, and the support now of these 2 brand hotels, we think that this is the missing link para magpatuloy doon sa isang successful program, ang ating UP Women’s Volleyball Team. There are always challenges, hurdles, and humps, but the team that cares together gives so much respect to one another and perseveres and tries to do everything they can to help the team, in the end, would be given a successful outcome. So that is always in our prayers, and that is always in our commitment to support and help all of our players here today. So with that, thank you again for allowing us to be with you this afternoon, and lagi nating sinasabi sa UP, UP Fight girls. Thank you!” ~Mr. Dean Francis Carlos Diaz, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of UP CHK Foundation Inc.

The UP Women's Volleyball Team will have access to the resources it needs through this partnership to maintain its success and compete at the highest level of college volleyball. The UP community is certain that this partnership with Eurotel and Hotel Sogo will help the team reach even greater heights and will be the missing link.

The UP Women's Volleyball Team has New sponsors Hotel Sogo and Eurotel

The UP Women's Volleyball Team has New sponsors Hotel Sogo and Eurotel

The UP Women's Volleyball Team has New sponsors Hotel Sogo and Eurotel

Ms. Ravena, Team Consultant/Team Manager of the UP Women's Volleyball team, also expressed her appreciation for GCGC's commitment to the team, saying that it will positively impact the players' morale and motivation.

"On behalf of our coaches and players, we thank you for supporting the team. You know, sometimes, it helps when someone believes in you. Lalo na pag player ka, pag may naniniwala sa kakayahan mo, tsaka ability mo, potential mo, tingin ko doon nagsisimula lahat eh. Hardwork na lang ang susunod. So sana masuklian namin ang kabaitan na pinakita niyo samin at support. And also, is this just the beginning diba? Of a long term relationship. So thank you everyone." ~Ms. Mozzy Ravena, UPWVT Team Consultant

Coach Shaq Delos Santos also expressed his appreciation for the partnership.

"This partnership will provide a great opportunity for the team to improve and develop as athletes, kailangan makilala rin muna namin sila isa-isa, and then yung kaya nilang gawin, though right now sa UAAP, ano lang kami, fight lang nang fight. Kase yun lang ang kailangan namin. Di kami magstop especially meron na kaming sponsor na 100% susupport sa amin so maraming maraming salamat po, and we look forward to working with GCGC towards our shared goals." ~Coach Shaq Delos Santos, UPWVT Representative

The partnership between GCGC, Eurotel, and Hotel Sogo and the UP Women's Volleyball Team is a testament to the importance of community support in achieving success. With this commitment, the team is set to achieve great things in the upcoming season. 

The UP Women's Volleyball Team will now be able to focus on honing their skills and perfecting their strategy, knowing that they have the support of their community behind them.

Manny Pacquiao and Hidilyn Diaz tried each other at the Alaxan Confrontation of the Year

“Pacquiao and Hidilyn have been icons and testaments that attaining your dreams is possible through determination. We’re very honored to have these champions who are very discerning about their health trust Alaxan, and we’re looking forward to seeing them achieve bigger things in life and in their career without worrying about body pains.” ~Valerie Ifurung-Siquian, UNILAB Consumer Health

At the most recent Alaxan's Showdown of the Year, which was held at the Unilab Bayanihan Center, Boxing Legend Manny Pacquiao and Weightlifting Champion Hidilyn Diaz showed their determination despite the challenges they faced as world-renowned athletes.

Pacquiao and Diaz switched roles to celebrate their alliance for Alaxan FR: Diaz challenged Pacquiao to lift weights, while Pacquiao challenged Diaz to a sparring match. In addition to the difficulties, the elite athletes discussed their most recent professional and personal endeavors and revealed who had supported them throughout their success.

Pacquiao and Diaz, along with the pain relief medication brand Alaxan FR, want to empower hardworking Filipinos—the everyday champions—who consistently persevere and push themselves beyond their limits to achieve their objectives.

In addition, Pacquiao and Diaz exhibit the same enthusiasm in their other endeavors as they continue to hone their skills in order to compete at a higher level in their respective sports.

Pacquiao as of late disclosed his lodging project called "Pacman Town" in Saranggani Area after he was named "envoy for the destitute and defenseless" by worldwide association Spring Precipitation Worldwide. He is also putting in time to help young boxers, like Mark Magsayo, who won the WBC featherweight title in 2022. As he gets ready for a fight in 2023 in Japan, Pacquiao juggles these social projects with his training.

Hidilyn Diaz, on the other hand, is going through intense training as she moves up to the 59-kg division for the 2024 Paris Olympics, where she hopes to defend the gold medal she won in 2020. Named the Competitor of the Year by the Philippine Sportswriters Affiliation (public service announcement), Hidilyn endeavors to advance weightlifting and engage youthful trying competitors, particularly ladies, to arrive at their fantasies.

Pacquiao and Diaz ensure that they are accompanied by their tried-and-true pain relief partner when they are busy with both personal and professional endeavors. This enables them to concentrate on being champions without worrying about body pain or serious side effects.

Since 2001, Pacquiao has been taking Alaxan FR in fighting body pains not only from trainings but also from his non-athletic activities and endeavors.  

“Alaxan FR ang naging kaagapay ko for the past 22 years. Ngayong 44 years old na ako, masasabi kong malusog at malakas pa rin ako, at ‘di ako nangangamba kapag nakararanas ng sakit ng katawan dahil sinusunod ko ang correct dose. [Alaxan FR has been a reliable companion for the past 22 years. Now that I am 44 years old, I could say that I am perfectly healthy and have nothing to worry about when experiencing and treating my body pain because I always follow the correct dose.]” ~Manny Pacquiao, Boxing Legend

“Kilala ang mga Pinoy bilang masisipag kaya talagang isinasabuhay ko ‘to hanggang ngayon. Kapag weightlifter ka, hindi talaga maiiwasan ‘yong sakit ng katawan. I’m sure marami rin sa atin ang nakakaranas ng ganito sa araw-araw kaya importante na mayroong trusted companion gaya ng Alaxan na tumutulong labanan ang body pain at magpatuloy sa laban. [Filipinos are known for being hard-working and it is a value that I always keep in mind until now. As a professional weightlifter, body pains are inevitable. I’m sure many of us also experience this in our daily lives so it’s important to have a trusted companion like Alaxan that will help us beat body pains and continue moving forward.]” ~Hidilyn Diaz, Weightlifting Champion

Trusted by many Filipinos for 50 years, Alaxan has not caused serious side effects with regard to taking this pain relief medicine. That is because it combined a lower level of Ibuprofen & Paracetamol (200mg Ibuprofen and 325mg Paracetamol).  In fact, in a systematic analysis done by Cochrane in 2015, they found that “there were fewer side effects for people taking ibuprofen plus paracetamol than those taking placebo (a pretend treatment).” The study highlighted only Ibuprofen Paracetamol as having a good safety profile among all other common pain medicines that were included in the study.

For more information about Alaxan FR, visit their Facebook Page or visit their website:  more about Alaxan. If symptoms persist, consult your doctor. 

The rapid expansion of Ayala Land's Vermosa Estate excite investors, businesses, and communities

In 2023, Ayala Land's fourth largest estate, Vermosa, is said to be the new South's business and lifestyle district.

The next financial and commercial center in the South is expanding its retail offerings and services. It is also adding features and amenities like parks, a government center, a church, and malls that cater to the needs of the community and businesses.

The 725-hectare central business and residential district that straddles the cities of Imus and Dasmarinas in Cavite is attracting investors, businesses, and residents who are excited about the rapid growth of commerce and a thriving community. Vermosa continues to drive development in the Daang Hari corridor with a complete package of residences, malls, offices, institutions, schools, entertainment venues, government centers, BPOs, and a world-class training and lifestyle destination for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.

In order to guarantee that the Ayala Vermosa Sports Hub (AVSH)'s expanding amenities and features continue to receive power, Meralco is constructing a dedicated substation in Vermosa. A Landers store, the Ayala Malls Vermosa, the Army Navy, and Panda Express drive-thru stores will soon open in the area. These stores will serve food brands like Starbucks, McDonald's, Jollibee, Burger King, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and Peri Peri Chicken in the busy east-west connector. The Philippine Red Cross will soon establish a headquarters and provide essential services at a government center.

Since the Estate's launch in 2014, capital values for commercial lot investments have thus nearly doubled, reaching 82%. Investors in homes have expressed satisfaction with the various residential areas' high turnover rates.

The various residential communities, which include the 125-hectare private enclave known as The Courtyards by Ayala Land Premier, the solitary 36-hectare upscale modern community known as Alveo's Ardia, and the 10-hectare Avida Verra Settings located in the residential district, are currently getting ready to welcome the anticipated 2,000 new residents.

With ultra-wide landscaped pedestrian walkways, bicycle lanes, jogging paths, an active street life, and pocket parks, Vermosa Campus Town—the estate's commercial business district—will complement the diverse lifestyles of residents and visitors.

Vermosa will live up to its promise of being the leading growth center in the South, attracting investors and businesses seeking to expand in this region of the metro. Additional significant developments are in the works to ensure this.