SKYBROADBAND awards 13-inch 250 GB MacBook to Trivia Overload champion

Christopher Andres, accepts his brand-new 10-megapixel Canon Powershot A2000IS from Jed Dijamco, Brand Manager of SKYBROADBAND.

Grand prize winner Marnie Garbo from Sta. Cruz Laguna accepts his brand-new 250 GB MacBook with Apple Care. and a Samsung Corby

SKYBROADBAND announced the smartest and fastest of them all: Marnie Garbo of Sta. Cruz Laguna for besting all 4,000 players of the Trivia Overload game on Facebook. Netizens flocked to the Facebook application powered by SKYBROADBAND—the Trivia Overload page—to challenge their own trivia geniuses. Played over 110,000 times, the Trivia Overload Challenge provided a productive online activity to the virtual community.

The winner for Round 1 and 2 is Christopher Andres of Novaliches, Quezon City, who bagged a 32 GB iPod Touch and 10-mega pixel Canon Powershot A2000IS for himself, but also took home cool SKYBROADBAND portable speakers for being a runner-up in the last round. Marnie, aside from championing the game, also dominated the third round to bring home a Samsung Corby Touch Phone. The runners-up for the 3rd and final round who each took home snazzy SKYBROADBAND portable speakers
were Christopher Andres, Mitzi Veron and Mary Rose Andres of Novaliches, Quezon City, and Lorenzo Santiago of Intramuros, Manila.

As a trusted provider of fast broadband internet connection, SKYBROADBAND took Facebook-ing to another level with their speedy neuro-exercising trivia game. But most players who worked under the game’s time pressure learned that they not only need to be the smartest because they also had to have the fastest connection that only SKYBROADBAND can deliver. Aside from that, the players were also free to surf the internet to validate their answers, putting those with swift internet connection at the lead. “SKYBROADBAND is looking for different ways to make online activities a totally exciting experience,” Jed Dijamco, Brand Manager of SKYBROADBAND said. “Since we can offer service that is up to 12 mbps and is four times faster than any residential DSL, we created quality applications that fully utilize speed on the internet, making users appreciate the capabilities of SKYBROADBAND even more.” Those who are looking to have a more fulfilling internet experience can log on to Facebook now and look for the SKYBROADBAND fanpage to keep up with the latest promos and activities of SKYBROADBAND. Call 631-0000 now and ask about the 15-day free trial, or log on to www.mysky.com.ph to learn more about the wonders that SKYBROADBAND does for internet connection.


The World Interviews David Beckham Live Only on Yahoo!

Yahoo! calls upon its 600 million users around the world to ask the global sporting icon their ultimate question in an exclusive interview

MANILA, 13 July 2010 - If you could ask David Beckham one question, what would you ask him and why?

On 14 July, Yahoo! will be asking Beckham fans this very question as it prepares to host a unique global interview. The interview will take place in London at 9.30 pm Manila time and connect fans simultaneously by video from 18 other countries around the world. Over 90 minutes, David will then take quickfire questions from around the globe.

The interview will be streamed live on Yahoo! Singapore at http://ph.yahoo.com and viewers will have the opportunity to submit their own questions live during the event through Yahoo! Mail, Beckham’s Facebook page, the Yahoo! World Football Facebook page and Twitter using the hashtag #Y!DB.

David Beckham said: “It’s always great interacting with fans, but I’ve never been part of an interview quite like this - being able to take questions direct from people in 18 different countries across five continents. It’s definitely a first for me.”

The global interview will involve fans from the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Canada, USA, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines and India. Fans from each country will interact with David Beckham through video utilising Cisco’s TelePresence high definition video suites.

Earlier this month, David Beckham signed a global sponsorship deal to serve as Yahoo!’s Global Sports Ambassador. The partnership brings together the world’s largest online media company and the world’s most iconic sports star to offer exclusive content only found on Yahoo! for Yahoo!’s coverage of the World Cup and the 2010/11 football

“At Yahoo!, our vision is to be the centre of people’s online lives, and we do this through delivering unique, personally relevant content found nowhere else,” said Jack Madrid, Yahoo! Philippines General Manager. “David Beckham is one of those iconic personalities that captivates people – whether you are a football fan or not. He is the perfect partner for us because he is relevant to our users globally, and this is their chance to get up close to him like never before.”

About Yahoo!
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technology and engaging content and services, making it one of the most visited Internet destinations and a world-class online media company. Yahoo!'s vision is to be the center of people's online lives by delivering personally relevant, meaningful Internet experiences. Yahoo! is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit pressroom.yahoo.com or the company's blog, Yodel Anecdotal (yodel.yahoo.com).

Attaining natural sleep

Naturally restful sleep is one of life’s most welcome features. Who wouldn’t feel better after spending several peaceful hours in bed? However, for many people, attaining quality sleep is a challenge because of various factors. How so? Here is a look at human anatomy to better understand the science of sleep, and perhaps learn a thing or two on what it takes to achieve sound, natural sleep.

Understanding natural sleep

Science shares that the perfect time for the brain to produce a high-rate of the hormone called melatonin is right before bedtime. This is crucial to successfully attaining natural sleep because melatonin helps regulate the sleep-wake cycle of a person. Those who insist on staying up late to catch a late night show would thus experience diminished quality of sleep. To avoid this compromise, people should take advantage of their brain’s natural way of inducing sleep.

But some people, no matter how hard they try, are still unsuccessful in sleeping at the right bedtime. More often than not, this difficulty in falling into slumber deprives bodies of regular rest that can lead to more stress and a generally decreased performance in day to day activities. In such cases, people can rely on different herbal extracts such as chamomile, catnip and passion flower, but the most effective is known to be valerian root. Since it has been recognized to have properties that can handle anxiety and mild insomnia, valerian root is a widely accepted remedy to sleepless nights.

The natural solution

Fortunately, there are natural dietary supplements that already combines melatonin and valerian root, such as Sleepasil. Proven to have no harmful side effects like sleeping pills, Sleepasil helps trigger the zzz’s and improves the quality of a person’s rest. Seeking to sleep more soundly? Try out these natural solutions and see how natural sleep can help one feel better and healthier.


Brag about your Great Singapore Sale buys, win free trip back to Singapore

After enjoying all the best finds at the Great Singapore Sale 2010, Pinoy bargain
hunters can win their way back to Asia’s shopping capital with Singapore Tourism
Board-Philippines’ (STB–P) latest online promo, the Great Singapore Sale Bargainista

From June 20 to August 5, 2010, the Great Singapore Sale Bargainista Contest
will give travelers a chance to win exciting prizes just by talking about their best
buy in Singapore during the Great Singapore Sale. Up for grabs in the two contest
categories—IT & Gadgets and Fashion—are one (1) round-trip plane tickets to
Singapore as the grand prize (per category) and one (1) Samsung Corby mobile phones
for the People’s Choice winner (per category). The promo is open to all Filipinos
who traveled and will travel to Singapore from May 28 to July 25, 2010 for the Great
Singapore Sale 2010.

To enter, you simply upload a creative photo of yourself with your best Great
Singapore Sale bargain purchase at www.pinoylah.com/bargainista.
Submission of entries is from June 20, 2010 to July 31, 2010. Qualified entries for the grand prize
will be judged based on the following criteria: First is Creative Picture, second is
Shopping Philosophy and third is Best Bargain. Only the top thirty entries with the
highest votes per category will qualify for the grand prize so rally your friends and
family to log on to www.pinoylah.com/bargainista to vote for you e. Online voting
will be from June 20 to August 5, 2010.

For Great Singapore Sale 2010 shoppers who would love to visit Singapore
again—this time for FREE--don’t miss this exciting promotion from Singapore
Tourism Board-Philippines! For more information, log on to www.pinoylah.com.


Busy go-getters enjoy satisfying breaks with Jollibee Sundae

Young, goal-oriented Pinoys spend most of their day multi-tasking. With constant
deadlines to beat, planners dotted with appointments and to-do lists that need to be
accomplished, fatigue and stress definitely pile up.

Oyo Gatmaitan Jr., a sophomore at the University of Santo Tomas, is just one of
the many who experience this kind of reality. “As an active student council officer,
I am always juggling tasks: balancing various council duties on top of maintaining
good academic standings,” he shares. “That’s why I always find time to relax amid
hectic schedules. It’s my way to cope with the demands, while still enjoying the many
activities I have.”

Those who are part of the young workforce have also become familiar with the
physical and mental toll resulting from the daily grind. With most hours devoted to
work, they have to make the most out of the little free time they have. “Our regular
breaks take only 15 minutes. I use it to take my mind off work and de-stress,” shares
call center agent Richard Hidalgo.

Shaena Manzano, a marketing officer admits that she can be a workaholic and would
always focus on a task until it gets done. “I know that work can be physically and
mentally taxing. That is why I make sure that when I accomplish something that took
so much of my time, I take a break and give myself a treat.”

For these dedicated and hard working young adults, they know all too well that they
deserve a rewarding treat as they take a break from their busy schedules.
“It doesn’t have to be expensive. What’s important for me is that it makes me feel
good and rewarded after I indulged on it,” explains Richard.

For Oyo, a good treat is something that is delicious enough to satisfy his constant
craving for anything sweet and delicious. “Anything like that, I consider my personal
antidote to exhaustion brought about by schoolwork and activities.”

Shaena is always deliberate about what she wants. “I hop to the Jollibee store near
our office. There, I enjoy having their sundae, which for me is a simple yet very
rewarding treat.”

All three of them share one thing in common – they are self-confessed fans of the
Jollibee Sundae and have been regarding it as the treat that never fails to make them
feel good after a stressful day. “Jollibee Sundaes definitely help students like me rest
their minds after an exhausting day in school,” Oyo emphasizes.

Jollibee’s delectable sundae offerings provide a deliciously satisfying break for
students and young professionals who want to indulge during their short break times.
The Rocky Road Brownie Sundae boasts of vanilla soft serve, topped with chocolate
syrup, brownies from Red Ribbon, marshmallows and nuts. Meanwhile, the Black
Forest Sundae has cherry and dark chocolate syrups, brownies, milk chocolate chips
and a cherry quarter, for one delightful concoction. Both are available for only P36.
Then there’s the classic Chocolate Sundae which has generous servings of vanilla soft
serve, lavished with thick swirls of chocolate syrup at only P29.

“I can’t imagine a week of not having at least one Jollibee sundae. It’s one thing
every hardworking active young Pinoy needs to make their day brighter and lighter,”
says Shaena.

For an ultimately satisfying break anytime during your busy day, head over to Jollibee
and have your pick of the delightful sundaes.


Lea Reveals Her Secret to Glowing On- and Offstage

Name a Filipina excellent in many aspects and Lea Salonga would be top of mind.

Lea’s multi-awarded performances have created a mark in the local and international scenes. Her singing prowess has literally brought her places, bringing about global recognition to Filipino talent. She is also a mother, wife, daughter, sister and advocate of alleviating poverty. She excels in fulfilling all these with seamless grace. This makes Lea an epitome of multidimensional beauty. Despite the many roles she plays on and off stage, she remains composed and radiant. Being in the business for over two decades could have taken its toll on her skin but people are still awestruck by her mere presence, making them wonder about her beauty secret.

Lea has acknowledged being an avid user of Avon since her younger days at the Repertory. “My mom introduced me to the brand. When people ask me what keeps me young and fresh-looking despite my seemingly endless commitments, I would always attribute these to sleeping early, a balanced diet, and skincare products by the globally trusted beauty-brand Avon. I virtually grew up with Avon,” said Ms. Salonga.

Like every Filipina keeping telltale signs of aging at bay, Lea has her own special skincare regimen. Given her jam-packed schedule, and easing into her wonderful 40s, extra care is needed to retain her youthful glowing skin. Good thing Lea found in Avon Anew a skincare partner that meets her skincare concerns.

In 2009, Avon renewed its partnership with Lea as its beauty ambassador for its global skincare brand, Anew. This year, Anew launches its skin whitening line, the Anew 360° White. “Avon has been my constant beauty partner for decades now. I consider it a great honor to again be chosen by Avon for Anew. I equally take pride in unveiling this latest skincare innovation - Anew 360° White. I am happy to share the secret to skin whitality with women who have always wanted fairer skin that glows with vitality,” said Ms. Salonga.

Skin whitening, as we know it, is a thing of the past. Fair skin is not about chalk-like, dull-looking skin. It’s about beautiful, white skin that looks revitalized, healthy and young-looking. That’s skin whitality (whitening + vitality). And skin whitality is Anew 360◦ White.

This July, Avon will launch the Anew 360° White Intensive Correcting Serum, a concentrated essence that makes skin not only dramatically fairer but more importantly, visibly reduces dark spots and skin discolorations. The Anew 360ยบ White Intensive Correcting Serum boasts of three key technologies that lock, cut and discharge melanin production. It holistically repairs skin intensively from the three most critical points in the skin darkening process.

"Anew 360° White Intensive Correcting Serum is an incredibly powerful serum that works fast and deep into the skin for instant, noticeable results. Instantly, my skin is fairer and brighter. In 3 days, I had less fine lines. Amazing!," Ms. Salonga enthused.

Anew 360° White is empowered with the patented 360° Whitality Technology of Avon for brighter and healthier skin that glows and whitens from within. In just three days, 79% of women showed improved skin whitality. The concept of ‘whitality’ synergizes whitening and vitality that results in flawless, vibrant white skin aglow with health.

Just like Lea, complete your 360° whitality regimen with the Anew 360° White Protective and Vitalizing Creams and the Anew 360° White Clarifying Cleanser and Activating Lotion. The Anew 360◦ White Intensive Correcting Serum is priced at P1,200 (with a special introductory price of P899), available through all Avon Representatives starting July 1, 2010. Don’t have an Avon lady yet? Just call the Avon Customer Hotline at 8642900 or visit www.avon.com.ph.