Saturday, April 2, 2016

Azalea, baguio’s only 4-star serviced apartment vacation hotel in the summer capital of the philippines

                The first 4-Star serviced apartment hotel in the Baguio City, Azalea Hotels & Residences enriches the Baguio holiday experience with its full services and amenities of a multi-use serviced-apartment complete with living, dining, and kitchen facilities in all its suites.

                One cannot miss the eye-catching façade that makes up Azalea Hotels & Residences Baguio. Resembling a ski-resort, the structure is a clever inspiration for the Summer Capital’s first vacation residence that brings thoughts of the family vacations and friendly holidays. The towering façade sets the stage for what promises to be one of the most cherished Baguio holiday experience. After all, nowhere else can find a place that has the conveniences of a hotel but with the atmosphere and comforts of home. Located a few minutes away from downtown Session Road, Azalea is quietly tucked in a secluded hill that promises both the peace and gentleness of country living and the proximity to the city’s main attractions and happenings.


                Designed for families and friends who love travelling together in big groups, Azalea Hotels & Residences Baguio has crafted 99 well-appointed and multi-occupant apartment suites rooms: 46 Deluxe, 17 One-bedroom, 33 Two-Bedroom and 3 Three-bedroom all furnished with a fully functional kitchen and dining facility providing the always opportune fond experience of coming together over home-cooked meals and merry conversations.

                Completing the accommodation experience is a living room area with a sofa bed and flat screen TV with cable connection, toilet and bathroom with hot and cold shower (the Two-bedroom and Three bedroom has a separate toilet and bathroom), and amenities: Dining Table Chairs and Crockery; Kitchen appliances and utensils; Coffee and Tea-making facilities, queen-sized beds with imported linens; and balcony in choice rooms, among others.


                Azalea Hotels & Residences Baguio offers more beyond its guest rooms; lobby lounge, playground, business center, WIFI connection in guest areas, 24-hour medical assistance, tour arrangements and vacation services, laundry and dry cleaning services, Coffee Shop, Spa and Massage services, handicap accessibility, in-room dining, and Transportation arrangement to and from Manila. There are two food and beverage outlets: The flagship restaurant Tradisyon Coffee Shop, which serves traditional Filipino Comfort Food; and the bar called 8 Degrees.


                Frequent holiday goers may likewise opt to become members of the Azalea Vacation Club (AVC), a premier holiday membership provider that grants members exclusive perpetual vacation rights in all Azalea Hotels & Residences properties. By owning a vacation with Azalea, members lock in the cost of today’s vacation for a lifetime of future holidays plus get access to a host of exclusive member privileges.

Azalea Baguio is located at Leonard Wood Loop, Baguio City. For more information, call the Manila reservations number at (632) 450-1151, 09178611641 or 09199944140. Email or visit their website at For regular updates on events and promotions, follow Facebook fan page at Azalea Residences Baguio, Twitter at @AzaleaResidence and Instagram @azaleabaguio

For Vacation Club Membership inquiries, send an e-mail to or call Tel (02)634-7742

Azalea, boracay’s first serviced apartment holiday hotel


                Azalea Boracay is the island’s very first 4-star quality serviced apartments thoughtfully designed to provide value for money vacation accommodation for large groups of families and friends with its spacious 1, 2 or 3 bedroom units complete with full kitchen amenities, separate dining and living areas. With suites ranging from 30 to 75 square meters, families or group of friends wanting to be together in one spacious accommodation is now a possibility. Each kitchen facility in every room is complete with a cooktop range, microwave, refrigerator, rice cooker, and electric water kettle, cookware and dinnerware set all provided free of charge.


                As travelling in large group usually call for space, functionality, and practicality, all suites are conveniently configured for multiple persons. By staying in Azalea, vacationers can save by getting one unit to accommodate everyone instead of booking multiple hotel rooms. The larger the group gets, the further the savings on accommodation. That being said, vacationers can go splurge on a Boracay vacation essential. Book that exclusive luxury sail you have always wanted for the family to enjoy a quite voyage of the open seas. Island hop and cliff dive all-you-want with friends. Bring home enormous memories of Boracay.
                Further save on travel with Azalea’s full kitchen facility, where vacationing guest may do simple cooking re-heat food or load up on snacks, drinks and coolers in your very own freezer.
                From the smallest suites to the biggest ones, guest can expect generous sitting areas with a convertible sofa bed and baby cots for the little ones upon request. And whether thinking of resting or taking a break inside the suites, Azalea Boracay’s entertainment facilities such as multiple LCD TV with cable channels in the rooms are the perfect companion for those moments a TV series or movie marathon win over a beach trip. Most of all, a free WIFI is readily available in all rooms and public areas for real-time uploads of those vacation photos.


                Not to miss on island activities and water sports, the vacation concierge at the front’s desk can map out an efficient tour and travel arrangement for everyone’s maximum comforts and enjoyment. For those who want to let the pampering continue, the in-room wellness spa masseuse is just a buzz away, more than ready to recharge and refresh a weary body for the next day. A splashing good time awaits with two roof top swimming pools overlooking the beach horizon; an infinity pool for adults and a wading pool for kids located beside each other so parents can easily watch on their little ones.
                Currently on its completion, Azalea will feature 285 guest rooms, a restaurant, and a pool bar and is the second hotel development under the Azalea group, the first being in Baguio. Future proposed sites include Cebu, Davao and Angeles City.


                Frequent holiday goers may likewise opt to become members of the Azalea Vacation Club (AVC), a premier holiday membership provider that grants members exclusive perpetual vacation rights in all Azalea Hotels & Residences properties. By owning a vacation with Azalea, members lock in the cost of today’s vacation for a lifetime of future holidays plus get access to a host of exclusive member privileges.

Azalea Baguio is located at Leonard Wood Loop, Baguio City. For more information, call the Manila reservations number at (632) 450-1151, 09178611641 or 09199944140. Email or visit their website at For regular updates on events and promotions, follow Facebook fan page at Azalea Residences Baguio, Twitter at @AzaleaResidence and Instagram @azaleabaguio
For Vacation Club Membership inquiries, send an e-mail to or call Tel (02)634-7742


Director Fredrik Bond to Direct Spot Starring Statham
Highlighting the Playful Capabilities of LG G5 and Friends

MANILA — Jason Statham, the popular high-flying, high-octane star of action movies such The Transporter and The Expendables series, will star in LG Electronics’ latest TV spot for its revolutionary G5 modular smartphone. Fredrik Bond, the creative, passionate filmmaker who has directed many global campaigns for well-known multinational brands, will be behind the camera.

LG’s newest commercial will highlight the fun and playful experiences possible with the G5 and its versatile Modular Type design. With the ability to attach various companion devices and transform the smartphone into an easy-grip camera or a Hi-Fi audio system, the G5 is perfect for anyone who appreciates great technology and innovation that improve lives.

Produced on location in Los Angeles with creative agency partner Energy BBDO, the commercial will portray Jason Statham experiencing the G5 in exciting and fun ways. Every character in the commercial is portrayed by Mr. Statham, an amusing mise-en-scene consistent with the G5’s Life’s Good when you Play More tagline.

“I think the concept that LG is putting forward with the G5 and its modular design is going to catch on with consumers,” said Jason Statham. “I enjoyed partnering with LG and working on this commercial, so I hope that shows through in the final piece.”

“Since its unveiling at MWC, we’ve heard from many who say they’ve been waiting for a phone like the G5,” said Chris Yie, vice president and head of marketing communications for LG Mobile Communications Company. “With the G5, our intention is to show how smartphones can go beyond just being a communication device and deliver a playful mobile experience that can enrich our lives.”

The commercial will be shown worldwide in key markets including North America, Latin America, Europe and East Asia and posted to LG Mobile’s Facebook page ( starting April 1 (Korea Standard Time).

To learn more about LG G5, visit; like LG Philippines’ Facebook page; or follow @LGPhilippines on Twitter and Instagram.

BLIMS Bed & Mattress Sale 2016


What: BLIMS Bed & Mattress Sale 2016


SAVE up to 50% OFF on BLIMS mattresses + 20% OFF on the matching bedbox or Array 
bedframe at the BLIMS Bed & Mattress Sale. Plus light payments up to 6 months 0% interest!

    Premium Mattress Brands: • Uratex • Slumberland • Ambassador • Kingkoil • Salem

Link for the flyer:

When: April 1 to 30, 2015


• Alabang Home Depot  Tel. No.: 771-2261
• Alabang Town Center Tel. No.: 809-3410
• Balintawak Home Depot Tel. No.: 332-4906
• Commonwealth Home Depot Tel. No.: 352-3650
• Greenbelt 2 Tel. No.: 810-8014 0r 15
• Fairview Terraces Tel. No.: 950-8113
• Fort Victoria Tel. No.: 887-0121 or 403-1067
• Greenhills Lifestyle Center Tel. No.: 705-1391
• Glorietta 4 Tel. No.: 856-0510 or 856-0324
• HK Sun Plaza Tel. No.: 556-2028
• Market! Market! Tel. No.: 856-3011
• Ortigas Home Depot Tel. No.: 634-8133
• Robinsons Place Manila Tel. No.: 525-0007
• Robinsons Galleria Tel. No.: 633-8202
• Sta. Rosa Laguna CW Home Depot Tel. No.:

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Sinag Maynila Film Festival now poised for its second year

Sinag Maynila Festival Director Brillante Mendoza & CEO and Founder Mr. Wilson Tieng

Since its successful inauguration last March 2015, the first set of featured films have debuted in various international film festivals. “The exposure of the filmmakers in other countries brings pride and honor to Sinag Maynila and to the Filipino Filmmakers,” says Festival Director Brillante Mendoza. As we welcome the new year, the independent film festival Sinag Maynila already has a line-up of films to be premiered this April.

Conceptualized and helmed by its CEO and Founder Wilson Tieng, together with world-renowned and internationally acclaimed film director Brillante Mendoza, Sinag Maynila gives grants to independent filmmakers so they can develop their individual material to a full-length film for public exhibition. For 2016, the festival has been opened to any Filipino independent filmmaker who wish to apply for a film grant.

Five chosen filmmakers closely collaborated with Tieng and Mendoza. This collaboration resulted in stories that reflect the Filipino culture while illustrating messages that will resonate globally.  

MRS. by Adolf Alix Jr. 
70-year-old Virginia shares the old ancestral house with Delia, her ever-loyal maid. Delia is marrying her long-time boyfriend, Rene, and tearfully confides to Virginia that she wants to go home to her parents in the province to start a new family life with him. Haunted by a past that Virginia tries to conquer—her only son Sonny Boy who disappeared years ago, what follows shows a portrait of a woman and a mother trying to juggle the sad realities of life in a cycle of life and death. “MRS.” stars Elizabeth Oropesa, Lotlot de Leon, Rosanna Roces, Anita Linda, Mark Herras.

EXPRESSWAY by Ato Bautista
A syndicate old-timer named Ben needs to do one last assignment before the boss he works for grants him his much delayed retirement. Assigned to be his partner is the neophyte Morris, a trigger-happy, sadist who yearns to impress the syndicate boss. For Ben, this last assignment turns out to be a journey of introspection, self-healing and redemption. With this awakening, he takes it upon himself to pull Morris out of the eventual hell-of-a-life he says he has lived as a hitman. “EXPRESSWAY” stars Alvin Anson, Aljur Abrenica, RK Bagatsing, Kiko Matos, Inez Bernardo, Japo Parcero, Arpee Bautista, Jim Libiran.

DYAMPER by Mes De Guzman
Three friends wait along Dalton Pass every dawn to jump at the back of rice delivery trucks to steal the goods and sell it at the wet market as their means of income. One of them accidentally gets a pack of drugs in one of the trucks they jumped and finds themselves in jeopardy when its owners track them down to retrieve the stash, and gives them a chance to get off the hook by means of taking on a risky mission. “DYAMPER” stars Carlo Aquino, Alchris Galura, Tim Mabalot, Kristofer King, Liza Dino-Seguerra, and Debbie Garcia.

T.P.O. by Jay Altarejos
Teresa is a battered mother in the hands of her husband, Miguel. When their son Miguelito starts to get hurt as violence erupts at its worst, Teresa will seek Temporary Prtotection Order (TPO) against her husband. Meanwhile, Miguel, together with their son, goes through the same long and arduous process of applying for the custody of their son on the town’s most festive and busiest day. When they see each other in the middle of the road, an accident will ensue leaving them both destroyed and at the losing end. The narrative will start repeating backwards, the truth will be revealed with scenes that have yet to unfold. “T.P.O.” stars Oliver Aquino, Mara Lopez, Micko Laurente, Menggie Cobarrubias, and Lui Manansala.

LILA by Gino M. Santos
Jess is a young woman running from her past and moves into the house of a warmhearted landlady. She finds a diary in her room that belonged to an old tenant.  As days pass, strange occurrences ensue and the diary's words take an eerie turn when Jess finds herself in the middle of a malevolent turn of events from a dark past not entirely her own. “LILA” stars Janine Gutierrez, Enchong Dee, Sherry Lara, Miggs Cuaderno, Kate Alejandrino, and Socrates Jose.

The 2nd Sinag Maynila Film Festival will run from April 21 to 26, 2016. For more updates, log on to, on Facebook (SinagMaynila), Twitter and Instagram (@sinagmaynila). Subscribe also to the official Sinag Maynila Youtube Account:


ADP Philippines associate Maxine Bahatan teaches a child to read letters of the alphabet during an outreach program organized by ADP CIRCLE’s Community & Learning Pillars at Villa Maria, a community for indigenous people in Porac, Pampanga. Forty seven associates from ADP Philippines volunteered for the activity, with some of them spending their time telling stories to the children. ADP CIRCLE (Corporate Involvement and Responsibility to the Community, Learning and Environment) is the corporate social responsibility program of ADP Philippines with the objective of supporting its associates’ commitment to giving back and helping improve communities. To learn more about ADP and its Social Responsibility efforts, visit (Photo by Ian Vaño)

PLDT Smart SME Nation rolls out E-Commerce on Wheels for MSMEs

Techmobile is a caravan targeting MSMEs who want to venture out into the online marketplace.
VP and PLDT Smart SME Nation Head Mitch Locsin

Manila, Philippines - Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) who want to digitally expand their businesses can now use a new mobile technology platform powered by PLDT Smart SME Nation.

The business IT leader recently launched Techmobile—a caravan comprised of business solutions and digital tools designed to empower MSMEs. It aims to empower MSMEs to be future-ready by optimizing and digitizing business marketing, operations, and management.

MSMEs who work with PLDT SME Nation benefit from a basic connectivity set-up for their business and consultation on which specific tools can help boost their business. Solutions include mobile connectivity bundles from Smart which are particularly ideal for MSMEs in regional areas where IT infrastructures may not be as fully developed.

Other IT business tools available are TackThis!­—an e-commerce website builder and Paymaya—an e-payment solution for faster and safer transactions. These tools are specifically designed to help MSMEs establish their online footprint.

For the month of March, Techmobiles will be deployed in Iloilo. Next stops for April will be in Negros and Cebu. During these caravans, PLDT Smart SME Nation will also be conducting Social Media for Business seminars featuring Apprentice Asia’s grand winner Jonathan Yabut. The seminar aims to participants with an in-depth workshop on online readiness for business. Yabut will also share insights and best practices on how MSMEs can utilize mobile applications as well digitizing business management and increasing brand awareness and customer base online.

“We are here to help MSMEs harness opportunities in utilizing digital technologies to make their services and operations more efficient, which will give them better chances at grabbing opportunities especially given market developments such as the ASEAN integration,” VP and PLDT Smart SME Nation Head Mitch Locsin said. “Our goal is to get our MSMEs online and encourage them to take advantage of the e-commerce space and other digital tools available like e-payment solution PayMaya. We aim to boost their capabilities as they form the essential backbone of the economy, representing 99 percent of Philippine businesses.”

Changing landscape

The business sector is perhaps the most transformed by the onset of the digital age as the latter has revolutionized the traditional ways of doing business. But unlike big companies that have the resources to acquire these technologies, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have limited means to usher their businesses into the digital landscape.

To help MSMEs succeed in today’s technology driven world, PLDT Smart SME Nation, the enterprise arm of the country’s largest telecommunications company, has made it its mission to provide them the connectivity, support and hardware tailored to meet their needs.

PLDT Smart SME Nation helps level the playing field by making enterprise-level asset, service and inventory management tools accessible to MSMEs as well as empowering them with mobility, connectivity and online presence. By promoting the migration or the adaptation of the digital platform for their business, MSMEs can save on operating costs while maximizing the opportunity to reach their growing online markets.

“Digitally empowering the MSME sector is our way of helping boost the country’s economic and business landscape. We are committed to enabling the success of all Filipino entrepreneurs, wherever they may be, and no matter how small or big their businesses may be,” Locsin added.

To know more about how PLDT Smart SME Nation can help your business, visit

Experience the magical world of Disney with PLDT HOME Telpad

The PLDT HOME Telpad is now pre-loaded with 50 free Disney games, e-books and apps.

PLDT HOME Telpad, the Filipino family’s all-in-one entertainment device and kids’ favorite gadget at home, levels up its content portfolio with fresh and fun Disney activities for kids in time for summer vacation.

“This summer, PLDT HOME Telpad aims to cultivate a rich and entertaining experience for kids at home,” PLDT VP and HOME Marketing Director Gary Dujali said. “Introducing new Disney content is the perfect way to engage kids and families. A timeless entertainment organization, Disney offers a spectacular range of well-loved classics and modern content—more than enough for kids to learn, to discover, to imagine and to be entertained.”

The favorite home gadget of kids and kids-at-heart is now pre-loaded with 50 free Disney games, e-books and apps. Kids can now put their critical thinking skills to the test with fun puzzle games like Frozen Free Fall and Where’s My Water? 2, and unleash their creative storytelling abilities with the help of mom using story theatre apps like Disney Princess: Story Theater.

A virtual hub for kids and parents alike, the Telpad lets them enjoy exciting and family-friendly apps that revolve around other Disney treasures like Inside Out,Toy StorySofia the FirstStar Wars and many more.

“The Telpad serves as a digital entertainment portal which, just like Disney, is designed to be part of a child’s upbringing and create happy moments for families,” Dujali added. “Whether it’s through an adventurous game, an animated e-book or special edutainment activities, the Telpad’s upgraded suite lets kids of all ages experience the magical world of Disney.”

Downloading Disney games on the Telpad comes in a simple three-step process. Users can: 1) go to the Telpad’s knAPPsack which is similar to the Google Play Store of Android devices; 2) click on the Disney icon and 3) select a game and download. Unlike other content stores, the Telpad’s knAPPsack offers these all-inclusive Disney selections for free.

Families can easily upgrade their PLDT HOME DSL plan to a Telpad plan by adding as low as P500 to their monthly subscription. With a Telpad plan, they can enjoy a landline, HOME DSL connection, speed boost and multifunctional tablet. And for an additional P199 per month, they also get a Smart Watch with a SIM slot, camera and Bluetooth which can be connected to the Telpad, truly making it the center of the connected home.

For more great offers for kids, visit, like PLDT HOME’s official Facebook page and follow @pldthome on Twitter and Instagram.

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