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Ipanema presents the Perfect Pair with Gerald Anderson

Wednesday – May 25, 2016 held at the Trinoma Activity Center, presented it’s newest collection in a fun, chic and colorful themed event as the “Ipanema Perfect Pair”.

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The event also introduce Brazilian made sandals and flip flops as their newest collection for summer. Through an exciting fashion show, 3 free spirited women took the runway and show off their personality while wearing these awesome collection.

Nina is chosen to be the lucky girl who will have a once in a lifetime date with Kapamilya Actor Gerald Anderson.

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Nina " The winner of Ipanema Perfect Pair "

Each design is perfectly fit for summer and is reflective for different personality. Participating girls who posted the best selfeets online Facebook promo modeled down their best versions.

Ipanema knows that every wearer is unique shares ELRO Retail Corp Head of Marketing Cecile Loretizo.

There were also a variety of booths for the added enjoyment if attendees. Nail art and foot spa, doy flower crown and foot sticker tattoo plus make up and hair styling session. To make the event more exciting, a cool Ukelele artists by Theobromine band and mang pedring as well as Aia de Leon of Imago.

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And to top it all, a lucky winner of Ipanema Perfect Pair will get the chance to spend an unforgettable kilig date with Gerald Anderson with an all expense paid trip to the Shangri-La Mactan, Cebu!

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Wheels rolls through Girod’Luca 2016

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In the final episode of the third season of Wheels, PhilStar TV’s motoring team tries different sets of wheels to top the summer. Join hosts Matteo Guidicelli, Kap Maceda-Aguila, Ulysses Ang and Angel Rivero and as they cap their show’s third season!

On the first segment, Matteo flies to Bohol with his bicycle for the fourth Girod’Luca, a non-competitive cycling event founded by his father, Gianluca Guidicelli. He’ll whiz through the island’s breathtaking landscapes and winding roads to show you what its like to tour the island on a bike. He’ll also show you how Ford Philippines supports Girod’Luca and the Ford Forza triathlon team as they train for upcoming triathlons.

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Meanwhile, Ulysses gets his hands on the perfect crossover for millennials, the Chevrolet Trax. Find out why this agile and spacious compact SUV is the ideal for millennial urbanites that roam the metro.

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Kap is back to driving with celebrities and other well-known personalities. This time, he shuttles the University of the Philippines’ Volleyball Team in the new Honda Pilot. The team fits in this spacious family car with still ample of legroom and storage space left. Learn more about these volley-“belles” as Kap drives them around town.

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And finally, Angel experiences Japanese luxury with the new Honda Legend. She explored the different high-end features of the nifty mid-sized luxury sedan that corporate executives and high society figures will definitely love.

It’s all these in final episode of the third season of Wheels, your guide to life on the fast lane. Catch it every Thursdays, 10:30 p.m., on ABS-CBN Sports + Action Channel. For firsthand info on the latest happenings in motoring, like and follow Wheels on facebook.com/PhilStarWheels, @PhilStar_Wheels on Twitter and @PhilStarTV_Wheels on Instagram.

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A Buffet of Philippine Culinary Heritage at Marriott Manila

“What is Filipino food?”

Ask this question to a Filipino and the response is a gamut of answers. Let the Filipino explain the answer and the discussion will change from confusing to interesting. The diversity―from ingredients, preparations, cooking techniques, flavors, and presentations―is exactly what makes Filipino food distinctly remarkable! 
With May touted as national heritage month and Philippine culinary being one of its rich examples, Marriott Café offers some of the most sought after Filipino dishes and desserts on its buffet stations.

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Eating Filipino Food? Use Your Senses!
When was the last time your feet led you straight to the kitchen because the food smelled so good (even the neighbors were intrigued and paid a visit)? It’s a common scenario in Filipino homes where heirloom recipes are savored and shared. Likewise, diners who are seated near the main Filipino station will have the same happy problem. Fortunately, the food is offered in not just one but several stations. Wafting through the air is the inviting aroma of the piping hot Sinigang, Bulalo, and Sopas at the Soup Station.

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Look at the different colors of different ingredients used. These reflect the bounty of the land―whether vegetables, herbs, or fruits. At the Filipino Salad Bar, for example, there’s Davao Pomelo and Shrimp Salad with Honey Tamarind dressing, Pako and Lato Salad with Calamansi Vinaigrette, Ensaladang Mangga with Crispy Bagnet, and Tuna Kinilaw. With more than 7,000 islands of lush greens surrounded by the deep blue sea, expect to find buckets of fresh and sustainable seafood harvest at the Seafood in Ice Station like crabs, shrimps, shellfish, and fishes. Simply grab a plate, put as many as your tummy can take, give it to any of the Marriott chefs, and tell them how you would like it to be cooked.

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Listen to the shucking of seashells and hear it sizzle. If it’s music to your ears, soon, it will be a fiesta in your taste buds! A few steps on your right are Filipino Appetizers such as Crispy Kangkong, Chicharon Bulaklak, Kwek Kwek, Lumpiang Shanghai, Atchara, and Tokwa’t Baboy. Check out the Local Favorites which include Beef Kaldereta, Adobong Manok sa Gata, Relyenong Bangus, and Chopsuey. These viands are perfectly paired with Pinasingaw na Kanin or Kanin sa Ginisang Bagoong. For Chicken Inasal and Lechon Pork Belly, go to the Roasting Station. At the Grill Station, you will find Pork Gizzard Skewers, Chicken Gizzard Skewers, and Pork Belly Skewers. To add to the heady flavors of Filipino food, Marriott Café also has a Live Okoy Station and a Kare-Kare Station. Dip your crispy baby shrimp fritters in spiced vinegar, garlic soy sauce, and sweet chilli, or have the liberty to choose which ingredients and how many of these you want to add in your Kare-Kare.

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At the Dessert Station, Philippine fruits in season are served alongside Buko Pandan, Leche Flan, Cassava Cake, Sapin-Sapin, Suman Cassava, Brazo de Mercedes, Ube Halaya, Binignit, Halo-Halo and other signature sweet endings. Even the server dressed as ‘Mamang Sorbetero’ is all smiles serving the gelato in halo-halo flavor, ube pastillas, buko pandan and other refreshing ice cream flavors. 

Thirsty for more?

Marriott Café’s ‘Samalamig Station’ serves Melon, Gulaman, and Buko Pandan “at the corner of Kalaw Avenue and UN Avenue” where heaps of fresh buko are also on display. 

What is Filipino Food?
It can be a regional specialty, tweaked to suite the taste of one town to the other, part of an indigenous celebration, influenced by a fellow Asian or a conqueror, then passed from one generation to another. It’s crispy, salty, sweet, bitter, sour, or savory. At Marriott Café’s Art-Taste-Tic, feel free to grab your plates and utensils, and be mesmerized by the taste of the Philippine islands!

Indulge on this delightful dinner feast available until June 12, 2016. Buffet starts at 6PM and ends at 10PM. To know more about the Philippine Heritage Month celebrations at Marriott Hotel Manila, call (02) 9889999 or visit manilamarriott.com. To keep up on their latest offerings, follow @marriottmanila on Facebook and Twitter and @manilamarirott on Instagram and Snapchat.

About Marriott Hotel Manila:

Marriott Hotel Manila stands as a centerpiece of the dynamic and exciting mixed-use development of Resorts World Manila, located directly opposite Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3. A destination in itself, this 5 star property is poised to become the Philippines’ most unique and comprehensive destination for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions.

The hotel currently offers 342 spacious guestrooms and suites and will open the West Wing in early 2016 adding an additional 228 luxuriously appointed rooms. Thoughtfully designed around the needs of today’s modern traveler, each guestroom incorporates the latest technology and design. Premium Wi-Fi capability, I-Pod docks and over-sized bathrooms appeal to most discerning guests. Mobile check-in and check -out, the finest linens and Thann Amenities add to the experience. Stunning views of Villamor Golf Course, the skylines of Makati, Fort Bonifacio and sweeping views of the airport showcase our prime location.

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Find your Inner GLOW with Hyal-C Facial

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Things changed after I started taking care of my skin. After all I’m not getting younger anymore. But Its not too late to still look younger than my age. Now that I’m in my 30’s I am more conscious about how I look and exposing my skin to the sun.

As a mom, a student and a freelance writer, I do have some beauty goals. And whenever my friends ask me about my beauty regimen, I’m happy to share my own personal transformation inside and out.

The only thing I usually do is Cleanse, toning and moisturize. And whenever I’m out I never forget to put Sunblock on my face.

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Admittedly, I spent most of my time Reading and browsing tips on how to take care of my skin. And whenever I have a time I make sure I visit derma clinics once a month.

SkinStation Clinic

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Skin Care Clinics helps revitalize and give an added new glow for the skin. Having a maintenance won’t hurt because of its long term benefits.

To keep your skin smooth and supple, why not try SkinStation’s Hyal-C Facial. Personally this is one of the best Facial treatments offered at SkinStation. As to prices, its very affordable and more natural looking results. Most patients will immediately see the GLOW after the session. Hyal-C Facial naturally renew your skin and generally achieve results with one session.

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First is the cleaning, then a special face massage to relax the muscles on the face. To normalize the blood circulation. Next is the steaming to soften the skin and pimple extraction to remove dirt from your skin. Last is a high frequency or what we call Diamond peel for the inflammation.

The most important of all the Hyal-C mask or serum to treat uneven skin tone, dullness that delivers the appropriate ingredients to start visibly correcting the specific concern and making your skin GLOW.

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Fresh looking skin after a Hyal-C Facial session.

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http://www.SkinStation.pH

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Taking the Smart Road Towards Your Future

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Making choices is not easy. The process of making a decision may take hours or even days due to the numerous factors that have to be considered. Much like in purchasing a car. You have to make sure that the car suits your needs. This decision comes with a lot of accompanying questions such as: Do I need it for the city or for long drives? What is the vehicle’s rating when it comes to safety?  How long is the warranty?

A smart tip would be to research the car that you need beforehand. Consider your current style of living and how a new car investment will add value to your life like ease of going to work or luxury of having your own wheels to take your family for a road trip or an accessible automobile for when emergency strikes. Looking at specifications such as the car’s gas consumption, carrying capacity, and the safety and insurance coverage of the car that you want to purchase. Your choice of car will definitely have a huge impact for your future. With this smart tip, you can enjoy a smarter road trip ahead!

Considerations about safety and security aren’t just for purchasing a vehicle but it goes beyond major decisions in life. But, similar with the keen manner of choosing the car that suits you best, another smart choice is to have a smart plan that would protect your family in the future, because people need protection for unexpected events that may happen. By adopting the same process of decision making in car investment, determining how you can secure your life and your loved ones will be very easy especially now that Philam Life has a plan called Life Smart, which ensures not only your protection but your family’s as well.

Life Smart provides guaranteed life insurance coverage with accident and terminal illness benefits. If you pass away within the next 20 years, your family gets a guaranteed cash benefit. If it is due to an accident, the guaranteed amount doubles. This feature will ensure that your family will be taken care of.

In the event that you get diagnosed with a terminal illness, your life insurance coverage will be given to you in advance.

Moreover, if you continue your plan for 20 years and your coverage ends, all of your payments will be returned to you. You can also receive a cash bonus through yearly dividends and a loyalty bonus.

Smart choices lead to smarter outcomes.  Real life is full of choices. There’s no guarantee you’ll always make the right ones. But you can make the smart choice by protecting yourself no matter what. Get Life Smart.

For more information on Life Smart and Philam Life please visit http://www.philamlife.com

About Philam Life

The Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company (Philam Life) is the country’s premier life insurance company. Established on 21 June 1947, Philam Life has earned the trust of customers for its financial strength, strong brand name, and ability to deliver on its promises.

Philam Life has PHP236.4 billion in total assets as of 31 December 2015 and has delivered timely payouts of over PHP10 billion in education benefits (2004-2015) and over PHP131 billion in insurance benefits (1950-2015), while serving close to 700,000 individual policyholders and over 2 million insured group members.

Philam Life understands the real life needs of its customers and provides the right plans and the right solutions including life protection, health insurance, savings, education, retirement, investment, group and credit life insurance. It also offers bancassurance and fund management products and services through its subsidiaries – BPI Philam Life Assurance Company (BPI-Philam) and Philam Asset Management Inc. (PAMI).

Philam Life is a member of AIA Group Limited, the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group.

About AIA

AIA Group Limited and its subsidiaries (collectively “AIA” or the “Group”) comprise the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group. It has a presence in 18 markets in Asia-Pacific – wholly-owned branches and subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Korea, the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, New Zealand, Macau, Brunei, a 97 per cent subsidiary in Sri Lanka, a 49 per cent joint venture in India and a representative office in Myanmar and Cambodia.

The business that is now AIA was first established in Shanghai almost a century ago. It is a market leader in the Asia-Pacific region (ex-Japan) based on life insurance premiums and holds leading positions across the majority of its markets. It had total assets of US$168 billion as of 30 November 2015.

AIA meets the long-term savings and protection needs of individuals by offering a range of products and services including life insurance, accident and health insurance and savings plans. The Group also provides employee benefits, credit life and pension services to corporate clients. Through an extensive network of agents, partners and employees across Asia-Pacific, AIA serves the holders of more than 29 million individual policies and over 16 million participating members of group insurance schemes.

AIA Group Limited is listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited under the stock code “1299” with American Depositary Receipts (Level 1) traded on the over-the-counter market (ticker symbol: “AAGIY”).

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Maxi-Peel’s Gandang Career: Discover the beauty of Success

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Women today dominated the industry that usually men do. Claiming all kinds of potential and dominated professionally. Women who are gaining confidence and self worth gives them a boost and a double edge. They are more becoming passionate with their chosen profession.

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Splash Corporation, makers of Maxi-Peel launches a movement to help women who are working to gain confidence and renew their self concerning in the work place. Dubbed as ” Gandang Career ” this will help women to know more about recognizing values, self improvement, career advancement and potentials as a professional from inside and out. Setting herself for her future and new goals. Talks and consultations will give women a new fresh start that will make you appreciate your career in times of difficulty and challenges in your work place.

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Partnered with Dale Carnegie Training , a global training and consulting company, People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) an organization of human resource and management. The on ground talks for the Gandang Career caravan, focuses on Personality development and different trainings. Free consultations with dermatologist for the skin will also be held.

Don’t miss this chance to explore new opportunities and possibilities.

Watch out for the Gandang Career Caravan in participating corporate offices nationwide.

Log on to http://www.Facebook.com/MaxipeelSkinCare for event and registration details.

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X-Men fans experience the Power of X with Caltex

Manila, Philippines, May 20, 2016  – Caltex, through its partnership with 20th Century Fox for the latest installment of the most-anticipated blockbuster movie X-Men: Apocalypse, gave X-Men fans the chance to experience the Power of Xat the SM Mall of Asia Atrium.

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The venue was transformed into the X-Men School for Gifted Youngsters where mall-goers can enjoy fun, enjoyable and exciting activities, plus a chance to win exclusive X-Men gift bags.

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Participants brought out the mutants in them in the Race to The Power of X arcade challenge. They also released their strength in the Release the Power of X hammer game and tested their minds in the Match the Power of X challenge. They also had their selfies with your favorite X-Men characters taken at the photo booth.

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The event also served as the launch pad for Delo® Sportswith ISOSYN® Technology where motorists learned how to protect and maximize the power of their car engines at the Caltex Delo Sports product demo area.

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“At Caltex, our customers are the cornerstone of our business. Every bottle of Caltex Havoline and Delo engine oil is imbued with the power to protect their engines and deliver optimized performance. To help our customers ‘Enjoy the Journey’ even more, we’ve tailored exclusive offers and activities to make every journey with Caltex an exciting one,” says Joseph Bronfman, CPI Area Business Manager for Lubricants, Philippines and Vietnam. “This is also a very opportune event as we introduce Delo Sports, the latest from the Caltex diesel engine oil product family, which will allow motorists to experience the full power and performance of their diesel engines in their everyday drive.”
It was indeed an exciting, power-packed event with no less than the Caltex and X-Men releasing the Power of X for everyone to experience. 

Caltex Lubricants introduces new Delo® Sports
With ISOSYN® Technology

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In answer to the increasing popularity of diesel-powered sports utility vehicles in the Philippines and the continued changes in Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) engine designs, Caltex Lubricants introduces the latest member of its Diesel Engine Oil product family, Delo® Sports with ISOSYN® Technology. Delo Sports is specifically designed for SUVs and pick-up trucks. Delo Sports provides enhanced engine protection and power even under the most challenging of driving conditions.

With its renowned ISOSYN® technology, the combination of premium base oil and high performance additives that provides superb parts protection, Delo Sports has high oxidation stability, excellent dispersancy and anti-wear characteristics thus extending engine life. It provides excellent deposit control which is a must for turbocharged diesel engines that encounters very high temperatures during on or off-road driving conditions.
“Caltex Lubricants is very responsive to the market needs and this is why we have released Delo Sports in the country. With Delo Sports, motorists can now experience the full power and performance of their diesel engines in their everyday drive,” said Joe Bronfman, Chevron Philippines, Inc. (CPI) Area Business Manager for Lubricants, Philippines, and Vietnam.
Delo Sports Fully Synthetic SAE 5W-40 is designed to provide ultimate protection for diesel-powered sport utility and sport activity recreational vehicles that require heavy-duty type engine oils with the highest performance rating of API CJ-4. Delo Sports Synthetic Blend SAE 10W-30 meanwhile is especially designed for the latest models of sports utility vehicles fitted with common rail fuel injection systems where API CI-4 performance is required.

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About Chevron Philippines Inc.
Chevron Philippines Inc. has been operating in the country for more than 90 years. Caltex™, its retail brand, offers high quality products and services. There are close to 700 service stations strategically scattered throughout the Philippine archipelago and employees working in several areas of business such as Marketing, Lubricants and Terminal operations. The Chevron products that are available in the Philippines include Caltex with Techron® fuel and Caltex Diesel with Techron®D, Havoline® and Delo® oils. More information on Chevron Philippines Inc. is available at http://www.caltex.com/ph.