Keep your heart healthy with C2 Green Tea Sugar-free

The increasing demands of today’s fast-paced lifestyles may have increased the risk of developing heart ailments among Filipinos. According to cardiologist Dr. Norberto Tuaño, many risk factors can cause heart disease with poor lifestyle choices like smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, the lack of exercise and unhealthy diets still as the more common causes. But such ailments can also arise because of free radicals that come from exposure to harmful and stressful environments.
“Free radicals that arise from pollution or poor lifestyle habits can cause injury to cell walls of the arteries, and can lead to arteriosclerosis and other heart diseases. Antioxidants which can be derived from vitamins, green tea and other sources, can combat the harmful effects that free radicals have on the heart,” he said. A rich source of antioxidants, green tea is a potent drink to help reduce the impact of free radicals to the body. The health-giving beverage contains powerful antioxidants like catechins and Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) that can help prevent many diseases, from cancer, diabetes to various heart illnesses.

Dr. Tuaño encourages Filipinos to replenish their antioxidant stores by eating a healthy diet that includes antioxidant-rich food and drinks like green tea. “Taking green tea that has antioxidants and combining it with positive lifestyle changes such as proper diet and exercise can help prevent cardiovascular diseases,” he stressed.
Helping Filipinos protect their heart and achieve a sound well-being is C2 Sugar-free Green Tea. With absolutely zero sugar, C2 Sugar-free has the right ingredients to help lessen the risk of heart disease. Made from 100% natural green tea leaves of Camellia sinensis, C2 Sugar-free Green Tea offers the health-giving goodness of antioxidants coupled with refreshing flavors that Pinoys have come to love. C2 Sugar-free is available in 355ml and 1.5L sizes in Apple flavor at all leading supermarkets, groceries andsari-sari stores nationwide.

Nike Zoom KD IV provides versatile performance through the perfect fit

Launching December 3, the Nike Zoom KD IV features the new Adaptive Fit system, Hyperfuse construction and a Zoom Air unit – a versatile combination for one of basketball’s most electric players.

The Nike Zoom KD IV was built to the exact specifications of Durant, who is closely involved in the design process with Nike Basketball Footwear Design Director Leo Chang. Chang has led the design for all four of Durant’s Nike signature shoes since 2008. Incorporated for the first time in a basketball shoe, the new Adaptive Fit system provides a lock-down fit with a synthetic strap that wraps up from the inside of the upper and integrates with the laces for superior fit and lateral support.

The Hyperfuse construction on the upper is a composite of three different layers of material that are fused together using a pressing process to create a nearly seamless, one-piece upper that is lightweight, breathable and durable. Furthermore, the Nike Zoom unit in the forefoot provides lightweight, low-profile and responsive cushioning. Lastly, a low collar design provides optimal support and flexibility through the ankle and makes this a versatile shoe for multiple positions on the court.

As Kevin evolves as a basketball player so do his shoes. “First and foremost my shoe needs to be comfortable - it felt like I had been playing with them the whole season. The Adaptive Fit system is a customized feel and locks me in,” said Durant.

Designed with direct insights from Kevin Durant and his lineage, the Nike Zoom KD IV pays tribute to his team and family with details incorporated into the outsole including a lightning bolt traction pattern representing KD’s team and “Big Chucky” on the heel which pays tribute to KD’s late childhood mentor and coach. The initials “WP” in the shape of a heart on each toe represent Kevin’s parents and “Barbara” is his grandmother’s name. Personal messages as “Work Hard” and “Stay Focused” are printed also on the outsole.

The Nike Zoom KD IV launches on December 1, 2011 in select Nike stores nationwide. The KD IV will retail at Php4,795.00.

Yahoo! Philippines celebrates Purle Hunt Family Edition Finale

Yahoo! transformed the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall into a life-size board game for the Purple Hunt Family Edition finale last Friday, November 18, 2011. Over 400 people came to join in on the fun and games

The top three (3) families took center stage with the beautiful Chloe McCully, the 2011 Miss World Philippines’ 2nd Princess 

Purple Hunt Family Edition winners, Carolyn M. Beronilla and Catherine Ester Beronilla.

Winners walk away with P2.2 million Family Home

MANILA, 22 November 2011 – A grand celebration at Manila’s SM Mall of Asia on Friday, marked an end to Yahoo! Philippines’ five-week online adventure – the Purple Hunt Family Edition 3.0 – which saw the mother-daughter team of Carolyn M. Beronilla and Catherine Ester Beronilla from Las Piñas, walk away with the coveted prize of a P 2.2 million condo by Camella Homes.

Hosted by Chloe McCulley, the 2011 Miss World Philippines 2nd Princess, the event attracted over 400 Filipinos to take part in daylong activities that involved live music performance from the popular rock band, The Dawn, games and interactive contests.

In the build up to the grand finale, Purple Hunters took away exciting prizes such as Globe Tattoo prepaid broadband sticks, flight tickets to Bacolod, Iloilo, Cebu, Busuanga, Cagayan de Oro and Singapore from Airphil Express, McDonald’s birthday party packages, MyPhone mobile phones and Yahoo! giveaways.

Family contestants competed head-to-head in six challenges: Yahoo! bring me, Multiple choice game, Y! Hunt, Draw your Avatar, Longest Yodel and Waveplay to reach the final round of elimination: All in the Family. The three finalists were asked to visit the condo model unit and posed a series of questions based on what was inside.

The Beronilla family, the last team standing, was announced the winner amidst a blast of confetti, thunderous applause and congratulatory wishes from Arlene Amarante, the Country Ambassador for Yahoo! Philippines and members of the sponsoring organizations including, Camella Homes, Globe Telecom, Mc Donalds, Air Phil Express and MyPhone mobile phones.

“Tonight we celebrate the finale of yet another successful Yahoo! Purple Hunt, an initiative that connects Filipinos with one another, engaging their passions and interests and ultimately, making a positive contribution to society,” said Ms Amarante.

She added, “Of the 22 million Internet users in the Philippines, 91% are Yahoo! users and use our products and properties daily – whether it is to bring down the communication barrier, to search and share information, expand their horizons and connect with the world. The Purple Hunt campaign links Yahoo!’s brand promise to transform the lives of people through simple, trusted, best-in-class products, content, tools, and services that help our users make the most of the digital world.”

The online adventure, now in its third year, was launched for the whole family in October.

With neither a map nor a compass required, Purple Hunters simply needed log onto http://purplehunt.com.ph to unlock online clues, discover interesting insights about the web using various Yahoo! properties and spend quality time bonding. The campaign also brought awareness about Internet safety by promoting responsible use of the Internet and appropriate netiquette.

LG Continues to Enrich Lives with Thoughtful Innovations

More than just Electronics, LG is about making life good for Filipinos throughout the country

METRO MANILA, November 2011 – Continuing to build on the momentum from last year, LG’s LGHere4U roving caravan is on the road again, wowing Filipinos with its fully outfitted caravan of LG’s latest and complete range of home appliances and electronics. Guests visited by the grand exhibit availed of free activities such as washing a full load of laundry even catching their favourite movies on the latest LG Cinema 3D TV.

“The successful impact that our Caravan made last year has spurred us to take things to the next level by offering voluntary services such as free medical services, green habit seminars, educational movie screenings, free repairs on appliances, tree-planting activities and a community talent show” said Head of Corporate Marketing Karen Capellan.

Aiming to be the world best in enriching lives through innovation, LG’s LGHere4U roving caravan has taken its products to communities to let people experience reliable and innovative products that Filipinos truly deserve.

Capellan adds, “At LG, we make products that not only enhance people’s lives, but positively impact the world around us. Our dedication to the environment starts with our range of energy-saving appliances to give Filipinos more savings”

Care to experience Life’s Good with LG? Watch out for the next stop in Lucena City , Legaspi and Naga. The LG caravan, rolled out earlier this year, has already visited communities in Visayas, Mindanao and South Luzon areas.


Run BGC 2011 with Flag Football Takes You to Australia

Bonifacio Global City (BGC) fuels anew the passion for running with its “Run BGC 2011: A Level Higher” on November 27, 2011. Taking it a notch higher is the integration of Flag Football in the race.

Known as the home of passionate minds, BGC is also recognized as the ‘Run Capital’ of the country. It is the most preferred venue of running enthusiasts and those who embrace an active lifestyle.

Run BGC 2011 in celebration of Bonifacio Day marks its 3rd year. Run BGC embodies the power of a passion fulfilled. BGC believes that runners’ key capacities such as the willpower to push even farther, the ability to apply effort even during fatigue, and the acceptance of pain — have radiating power that subtly influences attitudes in life. The passions within us can take us to places, allow us to achieve beyond expectations, bring new experiences and lead us to living happier, healthier lives. That’s the power of passion that Bonifacio Global City believes in.

In this year’s BGC’s very own marathon, participants can choose from 5 race categories, namely: 3km, 3km with flag football, 5km, 5km with flag football, and 10km.
Runners of 3km and 5km with Flag Football

Making this year’s Run BGC a level higher is the category of Flag Football. Apart from the straight run race, this category starts with a run, then moves to an individual play of catching a football while defending flags and shifts back to a run to the finish line.

Basically, the runner gets into the football zone within the 3km and 5km stretch to catch the ball and defend his flags. Once inside the football zone, the runner gets fitted with a flagbelt and is cued up in designated lane.  A quarterback then gives the runner the go signal to sprint to the 5-yard marker.    

The runner should then quickly turn back to catch the ball from the quarterback and should do so while defending the flags fastened to him/her from the defenders.  The runner should have both the ball and flags before sprinting to the end zone.  Upon reaching the football’s end zone, he then sprints back to the starting area with his flags and football to finish the course where marshals await runners for sendoff to continue his race to the finish.

Prizes at Stake & Extra Fun
All runners who have completely registered and finished the race in any distance categories are entitled to join the raffle. Grand prize at stake is a trip for two to Australia on a 4days-3nights tour package any time within 2012.  
The winner can also join any of the Australian-based marathon or fun run: The Sydney City to Surf 2012; Gold Coast Airport Marathon & Half Marathon; or The Great Ocean Road International Marathon. Prize is convertible to cash but non-transferrable.
Cash prizes and medals also await the first three placers of each race category.
Like in previous Run BGC events, sponsors will be setting up booths for their own activities such as product sampling, sale, and fun games.

Powered by today’s most-sought running mentor and race director Coach Rio, Run BGC is also made possible with the support of RunRio, Runnr, Sportsmedia, BLFC, Planet Sports, The Athlete’s Foot, Toby’s Sports, Powerade, Viva Mineral Water, Soleus and Hero Channel.
Run Safe at BGC
BGC’s passion springs from the welfare of the people it lends its service to such that Run BGC participants are assured of their safety during the event. Security and race escorts will be present. Drinking water and Medical aid will be provided along the race routes. Comfort cubicles will also be in placed.  Further assisting the participants to secure their things, a baggage deposit service will also be made available from 4:30am to 9:00am near the stage.
Register Now and See You at Run BGC  
Registration is ongoing until November 20 at Toby’s/Runnr (Level 1 Shangri-La Plaza; Bldg. B3 Bonifacio High Street; G/F SM Mall of Asia), Planet Sports (2/F Trinoma Mall; 2/F Glorietta3), and at The Athlete’s Foot (3/F Robinson’s Galleria; 2/F Alabang Town Center).
 Log on to www.bgc.com.ph and www.runrio.com for more details.

Get huge holiday savings by cutting your postpaid bill in half with Smart All-Net

More practical and budget-saving options are in store for subscribers this Christmas and the whole year round with Smart’s new All-Net Talk and All-Net Text services that offer the lowest call and text rates to all networks in the country.

Smart postpaid subscribers can earn big as Smart All-Net Talk lets them cut their postpaid call charges in half with calls for P250 in 30 days for 80 minutes. This means all calls are at only P3.12 per minute to all networks, less than half the P7.50 standard call rates of other postpaid plans.

As for Smart All-Net Text, savvy subscribers are offered P350 per 30 days for 2500 texts, amounting to 83 texts per day. All-Net Texts are at P0.14/text to all networks, just a fraction of the standard P1 rate of other postpaid plans.

Whether subscribers prefer to text or voice out their holiday greetings to family and friends, they can enjoy ultra affordable connectivity by simply choosing the new All-Net services under their Smart All-In Postpaid Plans. The Smart All-In Postpaid Plan is the only mobile phone plan that offers the most value for money by combining all services in one convenient package without the “add-on” services that add extra charges on top of the monthly consumable.

Connecting with loved ones during the holiday seasons and throughout the year shouldn’t cost a lot. So give yourself the gift of huge savings and start reducing your monthly postpaid charges by half only with SMART All-Net Talk and All-Net Text. With all the savings subscribers can get all year long, every day is surely going to feel like a merry Christmas indeed.

Head on over to smart.com.ph for more details on how to register to SMART All-Net Talk and All-Net Text services.

Your lifetime kitchen essential

METRO MANILA, November 2011 - The kitchen serves at the center of your home, a focal point where families start their day and where family and friends gather. An important kitchen essential is the refrigerator, without it, our culinary options to enjoy and store food would be limited. That’s why it is very important that the consumer will be wiser in choosing the perfect refrigerator for you and your family.

Based on the consumer survey, the important factor that consumer is looking for is the “Energy and Health Benefits” that a refrigerator can provide. LG has gone the extra mile in creating a unique core technology by putting the customer at the heart of the equation. With that, LG formulated the “Inverter Linear Compressor” which is proven to be energy compliant for bigger savings.

Inverter Linear Compressor is a unique direct transmission system which uses one friction point that minimizes mechanical loss, reduces noise and saves up to 41% of energy consumption. LG also offers a 10-yr warranty on its compressor because they are confident of its durability and stability. Technically speaking, “Linear” is the most efficient solution for achieving the benefits & minimizing annoying troubles caused by a compressor.

Aside from its energy efficiency, Inverter Linear compressor adjusts its cooling capacity which maintains a stable cooling temperature at an optimum level to keep your food’s freshness longer. It also comes in a real stainless finish adding a modern, simple and sophisticated look to the kitchen.

“LG is the first company in the world which has made a mass production of the Linear Compressor. With the success of launching the LG’s Inverter Linear Side by Side Refrigerators, I am proud to say that we are now the market leader for the Refrigerator Side by Side category based on GfK on August 2011” said Karen Capellan, Head of Corporate Marketing.


Get bitten by the Twilight fever with Jollibee’s Limited Edition Breaking Dawn tumblers

The Twilight fever has started biting once again as the showing of Breaking Dawn Part 1, the second to the last movie of the phenomenal franchise, draws closer. Jollibee joins Twilight fanatics in anticipating this year’s most exciting blockbuster with Jollibee’s Limited Edition Breaking Dawn tumblers.

Starting November 3, ‘Twi-hards’ can choose from two hip tumbler designs: the Edward-Bella tumbler for the diehard Team Edward, and the Edward-Bella-Jacob tumbler for those who can’t get enough of the sizzling love triangle.

Make it the ultimate Breaking Dawn experience. Bite into the yummy goodness of your favorite Jollibee burger and sandwich value meals – Yum, Yum with Cheese, Yum w/ TLC, Champ, Hash Brown Burger, Jolly Hotdog Classic, Jolly Hotdog Regular, Crunchy Chicken Burger – and get a cool Jollibee Breaking Dawn tumbler just by adding P25. All Jollibee burger and sandwich value meals come with regular fries and soft drink.

Relive your favorite vampire romance with Jollibee. Jollibee Limited Edition Breaking Dawn tumblers are available in all Jollibee stores nationwide from November 3 to December 3, 2011 for dine-in, take-out, and drive-thru transactions only. Hurry and collect your Breaking Dawn tumblers now!