Claritin newest endorser: Iya Villania-Arellano

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“I believe allergies shouldn’t be an excuse to forgot an active lifestyle. The great outdoors is fun! There’s so much you can discover about yourself, your loved ones and the world when you’re out there. It was when I realized this that I decided to do everything I can to not let allergies control what I can and cannot do. I decided that I should always be ready,” Villania-Arellano said.

Adventurous souls don’t like to be bogged down by anything, not even an allergy attack. Actress and TV host Iya Villania-Arellano suffers from allergy, but she still takes life by the horns and doesn’t let anything get in the way.

So how does she do it?

She is in the gym at least four times a week, does a mixture of core kinesis, Plana Forma and Power Plate. She also trains regularly to prepare for a roster of challenging triathlon events this year.

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“This active lifestyle is a choice I had to make. After seeing how certain foods, combined with a sedentary lifestyle, affect my health and mood, I decided to take charge of my health. I definitely feel better than I did before,” she said.

But Villania-Arellano is still not immune to allergy attacks. “It catches up with me during the most unexpected moments. Once when I was on a trip, my allergy broke out because of pollen and I wasn’t able to act on it because I had no water with me. Allergy attacks strike even at home when I play with Drew’s pet. Good thing, I am now always ready by bringing a pack of Claritin Reditabs wherever I go,” she said.

Loratadine (Claritin Reditabs) is the same powerful Claritin millions have trusted in a new and revolutionary format. “Just peel off the foil and pop it in your mouth. This new and convenient format can be taken anytime, anywhere. No water needed! This non-drowse variant orally dissolves in seconds and leaves you with a fresh minty taste. And the effects last for 24 hours,” Villania-Arellano said.

“Living a healthy and active lifestyle is possible in spite of allergy attacks. Eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, and of course, always be ready with a pack of New Claritin Reditabs,” she added.

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Energizer Night Race 2015 (Filinvest)

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Energizer Night Race Manila

June 27, 2015
Filinvest Alabang
2-hr Open Loop Run (3K/loop)

Registration Fee:
PHP 700

Inclusive of race singlet, race bib, Energizer headlight, Energizer cap, free Schick Xtreme 3 razor, and access to the pre and post-race activities.

Registration Venues:

Online Registration: (May 23 to June 21) – http://www.energizer.com.ph/

In-Store: – May 29 to June 21
1. Reebok Trinoma
2. Reebok Megamall
3. Royal Sporting House Glorietta
4. RUNNR BGC
5. Reebok Filinvest

Mechanics:
An Energizer battery meter will be shown through an LED-display onstage, at the 1.5 km mark and in the start/finish arc. The objective of the participants is to run and finish as many 3-kilometer loops as they can within the 2-hour given time.

Every 3km loop a runner makes contribute in lighting the battery meter up to One Million Pesos. For every runner that will finish (1) one 3km loop equates to P100 donation to Bantay Bata 163. For every 1,000 runners that will finish (1) one 3km loop equates to P100,000.

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Race Kit

For More Info Visithttp://www.energizer.com.ph/

PLDT Home Fibr brings the International Premier Tennis League

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Over thirty of the most iconic names in tennis invade the country from December 6-8 as PLDT HOME Fibr—Home’s most powerful broadband—in cooperation with Smart Communications, brings the newly renamed Philippine Mavericks in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL)’s final leg in Manila.

The IPTL, led by its Vice President for Operations Abhishek Ponia, formally bared the 2015 edition of this prestigious undertaking which stars the top Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) players as well as s few legendary names in one is deemed as one of the most popular sports on the planet.

The former Manila Mavericks squad has been renamed the Philippine Mavericks to make a larger scope and not just central Manila.

This was the explanation of Mavericks team co-own Jean Henri Lhuillier on the rebranding of the contingent composed of eight powerhouse names in the sport.

“If you notice all the other teams are focused on their countries,” Lhuillier said. “So we wanted to pick up that semblance for the Philippine side so we decided to change it to the Philippine Mavericks.”

Lhuiller, who is also the Team Manager, is joined by fellow owners Hans Sy, Kevin Belmonte and Haresh Hiranand at the helm of the Philippine Mavericks.

Joining the Mavericks in the league are defending champions Indian Aces, Singapore Slammers, UAE Royals and newcomers, the Japan Warriors. The IPTL kicks off in September.

This one-of-a-kind “team” tennis event commenced last year with its inaugural leg held here. Despite the apprehension that tennis—not among the mainstream spectator sports in the archipelago—may not draw a big enough crowd, the MOA Arena was a virtual sellout for the three days of competition.

In 2014, the endeavor had little time to prepare and yet succeeded beyond expectations. This year, with more time, the organizers and sponsors have plenty of opportunities to iron out what little kinks there was in the initial staging and that makes for a bigger event.

“Last year was a great experience for everybody, seeing the best tennis athletes in the world in one venue playing right before your eyes is indeed a spectacle,” said Gary Dujali PLDT Vice President and Head for HOME Marketing. “We are very proud to once again make PLDT HOME Fibr a presenter of this very prestigious event.”

PLDT HOME Fibr has been synonymous to bringing world class international sports and entertainment to the country for years and having the opportunity to partner up again with the IPTL—this time with sister company Smart—only reaffirms its mission to be at the forefront of bringing only the best to the Filipinos.

The 2015 Philippine Mavericks are made up of returning members Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, Mark Philippousis and former Philippine national team member Treat Huey along with new recruits Serena Williams (formerly of the UAE Royals), Richard Gasquet (a two-time Grand Slam semifinalist), Sabine Lisicki (she of the 131km/h serve and a former Wimbledon quarterfinalist), and up-and-coming stars Jarmila Gajdosova of Australia and Croatian Borna Coric.

“I had a really great time playing in Manila last year,” Williams, the reigning number one female tennis player in the world during a video message played at the press conference. “I look forward to playing for the Mavericks this year.”

Other big names that have confirmed their participation this year are Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and former Manila Mavericks main attraction Maria Sharapova—who will now be seeing action for the Japan Warriors.

Tickets for the 2015 IPTL Manila leg are available starting July 15th. PLDT Home Fibr will be giving selected subscribers a chance to be part of this amazing experience for free. For more information log on to www.pldthome.com.

6K fun run category highlighted Brother Refill Tank System’s ultra-high 6,000 page-yield feature

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Brother International Philippines Corporation (Brother Philippines), a leader in home and business IT peripherals, recently made the Brother-Color Manila Nite Run: Blacklight Edition held in Filinvest City, Alabang the perfect backdrop for the launch of its revolutionary Multi-Function Centre (MFC) series that features a Refill Tank System with an ultra-high 6,000 page-yield.

A presenter of the color fun run where over 7,000 participants joined, Brother Philippines made the event even more exciting by introducing a special 6K category in the race, instead of the usual 5K race, and putting up a booth where runners are given premium items. Brother also gave away refill ink pillows to 6k participants and Refill Tank System MFCs to lucky runners.

The color fun run also served as an opportunity for Brother customers and partners to experience the fun run as participants themselves. Celebrity supporters which include Karylle Yuzon, Phil and James Younghusband, Elmo and Maxene Magalona, and JC Intal gamely joined the colorful unveiling as well.

Brother Philippines President Glenn P. Hocson said that, “The colorful event not only highlighted Brother’s Refill Tank System’s CMYK refillable ink bottles, but also our competitively priced 6,000 page-yield that meets high print volume users’ need for lower ‘running’ costs.”

Perfect for personal users, or business users printing from small office home office (SOHO) who seek bigger savings, the new Brother Refill Tank System series has low-cost ink bottles with 6,000 page-yield for black ink, and 5,000 page-yield for each of the three color ink bottles for only P390.

The Refill Tank Series has suggested retail price of Php8,450.00 for the DCP-T300 and Php9,450.00 for the DCP-T500W inclusive of taxes and a one-year Standard Warranty plus one-year Extended Warranty, or 30,000 pages that is supported by the Brother Philippines Customer Service Center. To join the succeeding editions of the Brother Color Manila Run to be held in Davao on May 24 and in Cebu on May 31, register athttp://www.colormanilarun.com/?q=cebu and http://www.colormanilarun.com/?q=davao.

For more information about Brother, visit http://www.brother.com.ph.

Meralco partners with Quezon City to stage Mayor’s Cup 2015: Summer Street Soccer Tournament for underprivileged children

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Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) and the Quezon City government recently launched the Mayor’s Cup 2015 at the Quezon City Memorial Circle. The Summer Street Soccer Tournament is part of the LGU’s continuing sports and youth development program. Already on its second year, the event attracted kids from all around Quezon City, 12 years old and under. The program’s main objective is to steer children away from vices and trouble by engaging them in productive sports activities. Ten teams, and over 100 underprivilegedchildren from different barangays in Quezon City, participated and competed for the tournament’s title.

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The day’s program began with the opening ceremony, where One Meralco Foundation donated soccer balls to the participants. The turnover was followed by a two-hour Mini-Soccer Clinic, where professional players from the Loyola Meralco Sparks Football Club and members of the Meralco Employee Football Club taught the children and enhanced their basic skills in passing, tackling, catching, kicking, and other football skills. Some kids also had a chance to play with the elder football players in a friendly match.

Through the Q.C. Mayor’s Cup 2015, Meralco and Quezon City aim to synergize in promoting teamwork and camaraderie among the youth.

#1inMobile: Globe leading in industry performance

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     Globe Telecom continues to post record numbers during the first three months of 2015, registering an impressive financial performance, highlighted by solid top-line growth, and EBITDA and NIAT at all-time high figures.

     In its latest disclosure during the First Quarter Analysts’ Briefing, Globe officials revealed that the company generated P26.2 billion consolidated service revenues, 13% higher than 2014, while EBITDA level was at P11 billion, up 25% year-on -year. Its core net income was at P4.2 billion, a 25% rise compared to last year.

     The telco also saw a 13% increase in its number of mobile customers, which now stands at 46.1 million, while broadband subscribers also reflected the same upward trend by breaching the 3 million mark, 41% higher than the same period in 2014.

     The company attributed its sustained growth trajectory due to “impressive gains across all business segments, the rapid customer base expansion of both mobile and broadband, the continued strong mobile data adoption, as well as increasing smartphone penetration and the introduction of innovative products and services most relevant to Globe customers.”

     “Despite an intense competitive environment, we were able to sustain our growth momentum from our banner year in 2014. We have established ourselves as the preferred telco brand in the country as manifested by our solid growth revenue and robust performance in data, mobile and broadband, and we take that as a good sign of our continued dominance in the market,” said Albert de Larrazabal, Chief Financial Officer of Globe Telecom.

     According to de Larrazabal, the strong top line of Globe built on the growth of its EBITDA and core net income reflects the company’s true performance for the first quarter of 2015.

     EBITDA margin was at 42% from January to March 2015, up 38% against the same period in 2014. It also showed quarter-on-quarter improvement from 36% last quarter to 42% on the same period. Meanwhile, its core net income was 25% higher against the same period in 2014 which stood at P3.4 billion, driven by the record level of EBITDA, despite an increase in depreciation expenses and higher non-operating charges recognized during the period.

     Globe also spent around P4.9 billion in capital expenditures in Q1 2015 to support its growing customer base and complement their demand for data and content. The company also started the deployment of its USD 500 million LTE network to serve both mobile and household data requirements, building a footprint of around 5,000 sites over the next two years on FDD1800 and TDD2600. Likewise, the recent collaboration with Huawei Technologies to fire up its SingleSON or self-organizing network technology to continuously heighten mobile user experience. So far, the telco has a total of 25,820 base stations, with over 15,900 4G facilities to support its customers’ burgeoning digital lifestyle.