Thursday, August 31, 2023

UNIQLO 2023 Fall / Winter LifeWear Collection

“Our latest collection echoes our LifeWear philosophy. In the modern world where we see constant change in trends, LifeWear is UNIQLO’s dedication to bring quality products designed to last and grow with you through the evolution of your own personal styles and tastes.” ~Geraldine Sia, UNIQLO Philippines Chief Operating Officer

UNIQLO celebrated the art of mixing and matching layered clothing of the upcoming Fall/Winter 2023 season with a Press Preview event held at SM Aura in Taguig City, celebrating the creative blend of layered clothing.

(L-R) UNIQLO Philippines Senior Marketing Manager Reichelle Vergara, UNIQLO Philippines Chief Operating Officer Geraldine SiaMatteo GuidicelliSarah Geronimo-Guidicelli, UNIQLO Philippines Chief Operating Officer Ikezoe Osamu, and UNIQLO Philippines Vice President for Marketing Georgette Barrera-Jalasco

During the event, UNIQLO unveiled its latest collection, "The Art of Modern Layering," which is poised to become a fashion must-have in the upcoming months, offering both warmth and comfortable fashion.

Characterized by simplicity, elegance, practicality, and timelessness, this fresh collection epitomizes the contemporary wardrobe, providing an extensive range of styling options that are ideal for travel and various occasions throughout the -ber months. This collection seamlessly combines three essential elements: style, color & texture, and functionality, thereby redefining the art of modern layering.

The Modern Layering of Color & Texture

Layering of color & texture presents a vast array of wools, knits, and other warm textures, alongside tone-on-tone gradation colors in gray, berry, and off-white. Different colors and textures you can play around.

The modern layering of color & texture presents a vast array of wools, knits, and other warm textures, alongside tone-on-tone gradation colors in gray, berry, and off-white.

The Modern Layering of Style

Promotes the classic yet modern, the casual yet chic. Sheer knits, utility bottoms, and more allow individuals to express themselves with truth and sophistication. So many ways to layer and style with different pieces.

The modern layering of style promotes the classic yet modern, the casual yet chic. Sheer knits, utility bottoms, and more allow individuals to express themselves with truth and sophistication.

The Modern Layering of Function

Modern layering is all about creating your own unique layering style to make the cold weather season both fun and comfortable. This is why in terms of style, it promotes the classic yet modern, the casual yet chic. Cozy knits, utility bottoms and more allow individuals to express themselves with truth and sophistication.

The modern layering of function features cutting-edge technologies and UNIQLO’s renowned HEATTECH innovation, keeping wearers warm, and in style, throughout the season.

Meanwhile, the color & texture centers on a simple modern look with tone-on-tone coordination. The collection presents a vast array of wools, knits, and other warm textures, alongside tone-on-tone gradation colors in gray, berry, and off-white.

UNIQLO Philippines Vice President of Marketing Georgette Barrera-Jalsco reaffirms UNIQLO’s commitment to bringing Filipinos apparel that is Made for All.

On the other hand, the modern layering of function features cutting-edge technologies and UNIQLO’s renowned HEATTECH innovation, keeping wearers warm, and in style, throughout the season.

UNIQLO Philippines Chief Operating Officer Geraldine Sia talks about the concept of modern layering at the UNIQLO 2023 Fall/Winter LifeWear Collection Press Preview

UNIQLO Philippines Senior Marketing Manager Reichelle Vergara for UNIQLO 2023 Fall / Winter LifeWear Collection!

Also present during the event were UNIQLO Philippines ambassadors Sarah Geronimo-Guidicelli and Matteo Guidicelli who expressed their excitement on perfecting the art of modern layering.

Sarah Geronimo-Guidicelli and Matteo Guidicelli show off their modern layering-inspired outfits during the UNIQLO 2023 Fall/Winter LifeWear Collection Press Preview

Alongside the Fall/Winter 2023, UNIQLO showcased its collaboration collection with British fashion designer JW Anderson. Featuring casual yet sophisticated designs, the collection takes inspiration from Anderson’s British roots and traditional university life. Graphic checks and playful animal motifs match wardrobe essentials such as trench and duffle coats in the pursuit of perfection. 

Meanwhile, the UNIQLO U 2023 Fall/Winter collection stands for everything simple, chic, practical and classic. It comprises a wide assortment of garments with clean lines and generous proportions for styling made more effortless and genderless than ever. Its key colors consist of brown and rust, charcoal and gray, beige and off-white.

For the ladies, the UNIQLO collaboration collection with Ines De La Fressange is one to keep an eye on. It affirms the rich diversity of fashion’s origins and influences, with nature-inspired materials and colors of denim. The collection presents the colors chic indigo, denim blue, tweed brown, and burgundy, while the knit line-up features the vibrancy of magenta pink, Ines red, and mandarin orange.

Lastly, UNIQLO will surely delight everyone with their new collections of UT Graphic T-shirts; showcased during the event were new designs featuring Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars as part of its Magic For All Forever collection; as well as new designs from the popular anime Jujutsu Kaisen. Moreover, UNIQLO also displayed new designs in collaboration with the renowned contemporary artist KAWS. 

The UNIQLO 2023 Fall/Winter LifeWear Collection also celebrated the 20th anniversary of HEATTECH and featured how HEATTECH has continued to evolve since its debut in 2003.

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About UNIQLO LifeWear
Apparel that comes from the Japanese values of simplicity, quality and longevity. Designed to be of the time and for the time, LifeWear is made with such modern elegance that it becomes the building blocks of each individual’s style. A perfect shirt that is always being made more perfect. The simplest design hiding the most thoughtful and modern details. The best in fit and fabric made to be affordable and accessible to all. LifeWear is clothing that is constantly being innovated, bringing more warmth, more lightness, better design, and better comfort to people’s lives.

About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing
UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese retail holding company with global headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. UNIQLO is the largest of eight brands in the Fast Retailing Group, the others being GU, Theory, PLST, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse tam.tam, J Brand, and Helmut Lang. With global sales of approximately 2.3 trillion yen for the 2022 fiscal year ending August 31, 2022 (US $16.6 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2022 rate of $1 = 138.7 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer. 

UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world's most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a global brand. Today the company has a total of more than 2,400 stores across the world, including Japan, Asia, Europe, and North America. 

With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit and

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Let the games begin on Comedy Island Philippines

“Thank you for giving me this opportunity and finding a different version of myself that I can share. Hopefully the audiences can see this in the show.” ~Drew Arellano

Comedy Island Philippines, which is set to premiere on August 31 in the Philippines and in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. The six-part series will run for two weeks from August 31 to September 7 with three episodes streaming each week. During the press conference, director Randolph Longjas, producer Tanya Yuson of BASE Entertainment, Quark Henares, Head of Amazon Originals Philippines, Carlo Aquino, Andrea Brillantes, Cai Cortez, Justine Luzares, and Drew Arellano talked about the show’s unique genre and their fun experiences on the island on and off camera. Here are three things viewers can expect from the series.

A hybrid of scripted and improve
Comedy Island Philippines is a hybrid reality series that ingeniously blends comedy and adventure, scripted and unscripted formats, and planned and improvisational scenes. This means that some parts of the show are scripted, while other parts are purely up to the cast’s creativity and humor, taking viewers on a unique and fun viewing experience. This innovative genre highlights Prime Video's dedication to producing local content that not only entertains but also showcases authentic Filipino storytelling.

A solid ensemble cast
Comedy Island Philippines features seven comedians and actors from the Philippines as well as up-and-coming social media celebrities: Carlo Aquino, the Forever Crush ng Bayan; Rufa Mae Quinto, Super B; Andrea Brillantes, the Soap Opera Princess; Jerald Napoles, Theater and Indie Film Chameleon; Cai Cortez, the Nation’s Favorite Bestie; Awra Briguela, Viral Sensation Turned Comedy Superstar; Justine Luzares; the British Chismosa; and Drew Arellano as Dodong the gamemaster.
As they strive to survive in the mysterious Tawa-Tawa Island by playing in the island’s exhilarating so-called centennial games, viewers will be treated to the cast’s funny antics, hilarious bloopers, and unpredictable experiences.

The harder the laughs, the longer you stay
If you found yourself stranded on a remote island, what would you do to survive? In Comedy Island Philippines, Carlo Aquino, Rufa Mae Quinto, Andrea Brillantes, Jerald Napoles, Cai Cortez, Awra Briguela, and Justine Luzares compete for a chance to go home and bring a precious gift to humanity. In each episode, players take on different challenges that put their comedic and improv skills to the test. But there’s only one way to survive: make the people of the island laugh.
As the cast pulls out all stops to overcome each challenge with wit and determination (unscripted, of course), Comedy Island Philippines sets the stage for a unique entertainment that appeals not only to Pinoys but also to global audiences.
Will the players survive and find their way home? Find out and watch Comedy Island Philippines, and let fun and adventure begin, only on Prime Video!
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Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Enchanted Kingdom turns over 9th Brigada Eskwela classroom

“Enchanted Kingdom is committed to sharing and upholding Eldar the Wizard’s positive values of kindness, humility, patience, honesty, diligence, generosity and love for God and family. We hope that through our efforts of improving the children’s learning environment, we will be able to encourage the youth to adopt and put these positive values into practice.” ~Mr. Mario Mamon, Chairman and President of EK

Enchanted Kingdom's dedication to supporting education through initiatives like donating classrooms is commendable. The Brigada Eskwela program by the Department of Education is a nationwide effort to encourage community involvement in preparing public schools for the upcoming school year. By contributing to this program, Enchanted Kingdom is helping create a positive impact on education and the local community in Santa Rosa City, Laguna. This kind of corporate social responsibility plays a crucial role in enhancing educational opportunities and facilities for students.

According to DepEd, this year’s theme “Bayanihan Para sa Matatag na Paaralan,” underscored the country’s volunteer initiatives to ensure a clean, safe, inclusive, and child-friendly learning environment for learners and teaching and non-teaching personnel, and strengthen resiliency of schools and basic education.

The Adopt-a-Classroom Program a corporate social responsibility initiative by Enchanted Kingdom (EK), a theme park located in the Philippines. The program focuses on creating a better learning environment for students by renovating and improving classrooms. This initiative aligns with EK's advocacy for promoting a fun, unique, and healthy learning environment.

As part of the program, EK's maintenance personnel and visual artists work together to repair, upgrade, and repaint the classrooms that have been turned over to them. This effort contributes to enhancing the physical infrastructure of the classrooms, making them more conducive to learning.

Mr. Mario Mamon, the Chairman and President of Enchanted Kingdom, has expressed the theme park's ongoing commitment to supporting the Department of Education's (DepEd) Brigada Eskwela program. Brigada Eskwela is a nationwide initiative in the Philippines that encourages volunteers from communities, businesses, and organizations to help prepare public schools for the upcoming school year. EK's involvement in this program reflects their dedication to giving back to the community, particularly in the City of Santa Rosa, Laguna, where Enchanted Kingdom is located.

Overall, the Adopt-a-Classroom program demonstrates Enchanted Kingdom's dedication to improving educational facilities and fostering a positive learning environment for students while also contributing to the betterment of the local community.

The turn over ceremony was graced by no less than Santa Rosa City Mayor Arlene B. Arcillas and Vice-Mayor Arnold B. Arcillas, as well as Dila Elementary School Principal Necita F. Barba, Education Program Supervisor (Kindergarten/SPED) Maribel M. De Vera, Cluster IV Public School District Supervisor Christie B. Merano, Senior Education Program Specialist Jason Sagaysay, teachers, and students. Mr. Mamon also invited everyone who attended to visit the park and join in the grand celebration of EK’s 28th Anniversary on October 28.

Teachers and students are also encouraged to take part in the Enchanting Klassroom and Edutainment Programs offered by Enchanted Kingdom. For more information about this upcoming 28th anniversary celebration as well as other upcoming events and offerings, stay connected with Enchanted Kingdom’s official digital platforms via

Ajinomoto: Celebrating 65 Years in The Philippines

“This is a milestone for Ajinomoto as we continue our journey towards sustainability. With every purchase of AJI-NO-MOTO Umami Seasoning 45g, we want our customers to know that they are contributing to a more sustainable world.” ~Ernesto Carlos, APC Group Chief Sustainability Officer

Happy 65th anniversary Ajinomoto!

True to the "Eat Well, Live Well" promise, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) is committed to realize its vision to co-create better wellness for Filipinos by helping resolve food and health issues.

In the Philippines, Ajinomoto has a long history dating back to 1958 when AJINOMOTO PHILIPPINES CORPORATION (APC) was established. Over the years, APC has grown into a reputable food company providing Filipino consumers with delicious and nourishing meals promoting culinary confidence and nutrition alertness.

Eat Well, Live Well
Since its founding, the Ajinomoto Group has been committed to promoting nutritious and delicious meals and is working to address nutrition-related challenges. It aims to realize its vision of solving global food and health issues by using its expertise in Amino Science.
By 2030, the Ajinomoto Group would like to realize two outcomes: Help extend the healthy life expectancy of 1 billion people.  Reduce our environmental impact by 50%, while improving business performance.

Environment Sustainability

In 2021, APC formed the Sustainability Committee, whose role is to lead the environmental efforts of the company.  APC has set its comprehensive roadmap with a long-term outlook.
As a company doing its part in shaping a more sustainable future, APC Group took the lead to promote responsible consumption through the launch of the iconic AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning 45g, the first seasoning in paper packaging in the Philippine market.

Since June 2022, APC Factory in Bulacan has been operating with renewable energy through solar power energization.  This milestone has been made possible through partnership with Meralco-owned solar company Spectrum.

To create a synergy that will advance the company’s sustainability efforts, APC Group joined the Philippine Alliance for Recycling and Material Sustainability (PARMS) as an investing partner.   PARMS is a multi-stakeholder coalition anchored on spearheading holistic and comprehensive programs to increase resource recovery and reduce landfill dependence.

Health & Nutrition
The Ajinomoto Group aims to help people live healthier lives through “Nutrition Without Comprise”. When nutritious food tastes good, is easily accessible, and respects local customs and flavors, global health can be optimized.

One of the health issues the Philippines faces is about Filipino’s high sodium intake which is more than twice the recommendation of the World Health Organization.  A high sodium diet can have adverse health effects that can lead to hypertension, heart, and kidney disease.
Understanding consumers’ challenge on how to lessen sodium intake, APC launched BawAsin® (Bawasan ang paggamit ng asin at panatilihing masarap ang lutuin) campaign.  This is an effort offering practical solutions to help consumers live healthier by reducing salt intake with sacrificing deliciousness.

Toward A Bright Future
APC is honored to be a steadfast partner of Filipino homes with its product being staples in the kitchen and its nutrition and sustainability efforts benefitting the society.
“As challenges around food and health become more diverse, we, at Ajinomoto, aim to contribute to improved health and eating habits for people around the world. In the local scene, Ajinomoto is partnering with like-minded organizations to lead the change for a better world and co-create a happy and healthier Philippine society.” ~Koichi Ozaki, APC President
In the years to come, as a solution-providing company, APC is committed to being at the forefront working towards contributing to the health and well-being of Filipino society staying true to its promise to constantly be a partner in helping Filipinos eat well and live well.  

To learn more, visit

Eat Well, Live Well

The Ajinomoto Group is a global company with specialties in the business of food and amino acids, guided by our leading-edge bioscience and fine chemical technologies.

Based on the corporate message “Eat Well, Live Well.”, we have been scientifically pursuing the possibilities of amino acids in supporting the healthy lives of people all around the world. We aim for future growth and continuous contribution to greater wellness by creating value through sustainable and innovative solutions for communities and society.

The Ajinomoto Group has offices in 36 countries and regions, and sells products in more than 130 countries and regions. In fiscal 2021, sales were 1.1149 trillion yen (8.73 billion U.S. dollars). 

Ronald McDonald House Charities and Quezon City join forces for children’s literacy

“RMHC continues to champion the well-being and happiness of Filipino children through Ronald McDonald Read to Learn. We’re excited to extend this initiative to the public school students in Quezon City to further address their learning needs and supplement the formal basic education curriculum. By providing grade school teachers with valuable training that strengthens their instructing competencies, they will be able to further develop the critical thinking skills of learners and help them master reading skills.~Marie Angeles, RMHC’s Executive Director
From left to right: Ronald McDonald House Charities’ (RMHC) Executive Director, Marie Angeles, McDonald’s Philippines Managing Director and RMHC Vice President, Margot Torres, Quezon City Mayor Maria Josefina 'Joy' Belmonte, and Schools Division Office’s Chief on Curriculum Implementation Division, Dr. Heidi Ferrer. During the MOA signing for the Ronald McDonald Read to Learn Program last August 14, 2023.

In partnership with the local government of Quezon City, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC), the foundation of choice of Mcdonald's, reinforces its obligation to kids' literacy with its reading program is supposed to help 4,750 number of Grade 1 students in 95 public primary schools in Quezon City. The organization was formalized through a MOA marking held last August 14, 2023.

RMHC's Ronald McDonald Perused to Learn program is a starting perusing program in organization with the Branch of Schooling (DepEd) and Adarna House.

Ronald McDonald Read to Learn expects to further develop the ability to peruse of grade 1 understudies from Quezon City state funded schools by giving admittance to suitable understanding materials and furnishing educators with the vital abilities to show starting perusing.

From left to right: Ronald McDonald House Charities’ (RMHC) Executive Director, Marie Angeles, McDonald’s Corporate Relations and Impact Assistant Vice President and RMHC Board of Director, Adi Hernandez, Quezon City Mayor Maria Josefina 'Joy' Belmonte, and McDonald’s Public Affairs Manager, Austin Torres holding up the big books that are part of the Read to Learn Kits given to public school partners under the Ronald McDonald Read to Learn program.

Added Support for Public School Teachers
The Ronald McDonald Read to Learn program promotes a genuine love for reading, critical thinking skills, grammar and oral language development, crucial to a child’s fundamental stage of learning. 

To date, the Ronald McDonald Read to Learn program has reached 12.9 million public school children and has partnered with 10,842 schools nationwide.

Committed to support Quezon City
The partnership between RMHC and Quezon City is just one of many ways McDonald’s has committed to support the city. Aside from supporting children’s education, McDonald’s and the Quezon City Government, led by Hon. Josefina Belmonte and City Administrator Michael Alimurung, also entered a partnership that will benefit QCitizen ID holders. 

Through the agreement, Qcitizen ID holders will be eligible to avail of 5% discounts for a minimum purchase P200 on weekends for three months, starting Quezon City Day, August 19.

For more information on RMHC’s programs and initiatives, visit its official website and the online donation portal at

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