GINdependence Day 2016: Ginebra jam-packedactivities this summer

Gindependence  Day 2016: What to expect with Ginebra this Summer season

Ginebra San Miguel Inc. bringing something new this 2016 by announcing, Gindependence Day! a celebration to mark the brand’s emancipation from the old and a welcoming of the new.

Ginebra as the market leader in Gin Category, GSM is paving the way for a new mix of gin culture in the Philippines. Standing on its success and popularity in the market, the GSMI Gin Brands now plan to reach even greater heights by catering to more premium groups.

Ginebra San Miguel is making new waves in the market with activation that will level up its image and brand perception for the market.

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What new for Ginebra San Miguel this 2016?

  1. Ganada sa Buhay Thematic Campaign

Ginebra San Miguel is going through some interesting changes. After years of championing the hardworking Filipino working class, Ginebra stands for the Filipino fighting spirit or “Ganado” ill be talking to a younger market with its activations.

This year, GSMI taking another journey with our market as they highlight a special segment in society, the Young Filipino OFW and his family. A story of a son and his father as they go through in real life drama that families encounter when someone is leaving.

  1. Gin Nation Caravan

The “Ganado” spirit, which the brand espouses will be pushed to a more elevated experience. The Gin Nation Roving Caravan was created to guide and inspire people about the various way that Ginebra San Miguel can be consumed.

Get ready to take the party on the road with Gin Nation Roving Caravan. Gin Nation truck will be partnering with the metro’s hottest event and destinations.

For Gin Nation Caravan schedule click here.

4.GINumanFest Concert

Summer is one the favorite season of the year, when there are many festivities around the country. Celebrating 5th GINumanFest concert this year by touring different regions, bringing Top bands and performers to share their fashion and the Spirit of “Ganado Sa Buhay” with everyone.

5.Ginebra San Miguel 3on3 Tournament

Brgy. Ginebra team plays a big role in the success of their brand. This is why they always store for their fans. This summers, Ginebra will having a 3-on-3 basketball competition in different baranggay’s where anyone 10y.old above can participate.

For more details please visit here.

As the culminating event o the entire summer season, Ginebra San Miguel will be joining worldwide celebrations of World Gin Day on June 11. For this special day, Ginebra will treating audiences to the country’s hottest acts and performers. This will be an event to look forward to with performers like Quest, Calalilly, Banda ni Kleggy, Arci Munoz and many more.

Gin11 will be partying simultaneously with the world as celebrating World GIN Day here in the Philippines.


1st NBA Jr. Basketball Camp goes to Benguet


After 2 days of progressive drills and scrimmages, six boys and two girls topped the first Regional Selection Camp of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2016 presented by Alaska held last February 20-21 at Benguet State University.

Jan Zyrus de Ayre, of Berkeley School, 14; Ric Ozner Joshua Gatuz of Cherished Moments School, 13; Vincent Mabiwo of University of Cordilleras, 13; Emmanuel James Macaranasn of Bayambang National High School, 13; Sergz Quitaleg of St. Louis University – Laboratory High School, 14; and Wrench Mason Roquid of University of Perpetual Help System- Laguna, 13 ruled the boys division while Katreena Areola, 13, also from Berkeley School; and Rae Jemima Caba, 13, of St. Louis University – Laboratory Elementary School are the girls who will represent North Luzon to the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines National Training Camp this April.


These 8 young ballers stood out from among the 667 Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA participants from the Cordillera Administrative Region and young players from Batangas and Laguna in South Luzon who travelled to Benguet for the opportunity to be selected for advancement to the next stages of the NBA’s global youth basketball participation program.

The finalists excelled in the skills stations and scrimmages and exemplified the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA core S.T.A.R. values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect throughout the camp. The Jr. NBA committee headed by Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Coach Craig Brown evaluated the regional finalists.


“I think everyone’s performance was outstanding and everyone had a positive attitude. I applaud the North Luzon participants for coming out and giving their best. They will perform very well in the National Training Camp,” said Coach Brown.

Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA 2016 Regional Selection Camp’s next stop will be on Davao (February 27-28) followed by Cebu (March 5-6) and Manila (April 9-10). Qualified boys and girls who wish to join the selection camps may still register at The program is absolutely free.

Coaches and participants can now register online at, where the program terms and conditions can be found. Fans can also follow Jr. NBA on Facebook at

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Unicef launched Storybooks with Anne Curtis


UNICEF launches Children First! Storybooks- A collection of 6 children books that promotes reading and inspire children’s imaginations. Written in English and Tagalog text for children ages 3 and above, the books talk about different topics such as overcoming shyness, cultivating friendships and reaching for ones’s dream. The stories are presented in colourfull illustrations to fire up children’s sense of curiosity and wonder.


They launched the story books in SM North Atrium with UNICEF Celebrity advocate for children Anne Curtis-Smith, as one of the author of “Anita, the Duckling Diva” one of the 6 books written and illustrated by some of the most notable Filipino writers and artist.

“Children can learn language quickly and easily through hearing and singing songs, having stories told or read to them, repeatedly rhymes and playing games. Having a supportive environment in these early years will help children get ready for school and life-long learning” – Ms. Lotta Sylwander, UNICEF PH Representative.

Apart of teaching important lessons to children, the books also containing a child-friendly with version of the convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC), as well as internet safety reminders for young people.

“Im very happy to have written my 1st children’s book, which I hope can help children particularly with their self-confidence and self-esteem” –Anne Curtis

According to Anne, the story about Anita was same as her when she was a child, they both shy and lack of self-confidence.


Anne read her storybook in front of the kids and parents/fans.

There are 6 Books on the 1st collection of UNICEF Children First! Storybooks

  • Anita, the Duckling Diva
  • Ang Sabi ni Nanay, Ang Sabi ni Tatay
  • Ang Dalawang Haring Siga
  • Ang Bata sa Basket
  • Nina Wonders, Nina Ask
  • Yaya Niya, Nanay ko

You can get your UNICEF children first! Story Books collection by donating to UNICEF, proceeds from the book will benefit UNICEF’s program for children in the Philippines and around the world. The book launching was supported by SM North EDSA and SM Cares. Visit Children First! Storybooks exhibit at 3rd level of The Block, SM North EDSA in Quezon City from Feb 20-25,2016.

For more details  visit


NBA twitter emojis release for the Kia All Star MVP voting

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The NBA has unveiled hashtag-triggered Twitter emojis for all 24 NBA All-Stars.  The #NBAAllStarTO emojis, revealed on Twitter by entering #firstnamelastname (i.e. #stephencurry, #lebronjames), are now live through Monday, Feb. 15.

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For the 1st time, Kia NBA All-Star MVP Award fan vote will be conducted exclusively through Twitter.  Beginning at the start of the fourth quarter ofSunday’s NBA All-Star Game on TNT, fans can register MVP votes during a 30-minute window by tweeting #KiaAllStarMVP and #firstnamelastname in the same tweet.

Announced tonight on TNT, emojis have also been created for the Turner Sports’ Emmy Award-winning Inside the NBA studio team and game broadcast team for use during NBA All-Star 2016 in Toronto.  With the lone exception of #shaq, the Turner Sports emojis are also revealed by entering #firstnamelastname.

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For the fan vote, retweets will count up to 100 times and the fan vote winner will account for 25 percent of the overall vote.  For full voting details,

Following the game, a representative from Kia, the Official Automotive Partner of the NBA and the Official Automotive Partner of NBA All-Star, will present the Kia NBA All-Star MVP Award and donate a 2016 Kia Sorento to the winner’s charity of choice.
The league will also be working with Twitter and Vine to bring back “KicksCam” after debuting it at NBA All-Star 2015 in New York City. @NBA will tweet out Vines of the players’ sneakers just before they step on the court each night of NBA All-Star 2016.  To embrace its global social media fanbase, the NBA was the first professional sports league to include its social media handle on its official game ball when it added the @NBA handle prior to the 2014-15 season.

NBA All-Star Weekend Schedule at Toronto


What: Taco Bell Skills Challenge
When: Feb. 13 | All-Star Saturday Night | 8:30 p.m. ET | (2nd Event)
Where: Air Canada Centre

Denver Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay will replace injured defending champion Patrick Beverley of the Houston Rockets in the 2016 Taco Bell® Skills Challenge on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Beverley wants to rest his injured ankle.

NBA All-Stars DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings, Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans and Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors will headline the 2016 Taco Bell® Skills Challenge at Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 13. Three-time reigning Kia NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves rounds out the quartet of versatile frontcourt players in the eight-player field, the first time in the event’s 14-year history that multiple non-guards are competing.

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Taco Bell Skills Challenge Participants

*Emmanuel Mudiay,  Nuggets
DeMarcus Cousins,  Kings
Draymond Green,  Warriors
Anthony Davis,  Pelicans
CJ McCollum, Trail Blazers
Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves
Isaiah Thomas, Celtics
Jordan Clarkson, Lakers
* Replaces Patrick Beverley (injured)

What: Foot Locker Three-Point Contest
When: Feb. 13 | All-Star Saturday Night | 8:30 p.m. ET | (3rd Event) | 10 am (GT+8)
Where: Air Canada Centre

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    Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum will replace the injured Chris Bosh in the 2016 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto due to strained calf. (

    Defending champion Stephen Curry and Golden State Warriors teammate Klay Thompson lead a list of five NBA All-Stars who will showcase their shooting range in the 2016 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest on Saturday, Feb. 13 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

*Stephen Curry, Warriors
James Harden, Rockets
Klay Thompson, Warriors
Khris Middleton, Bucks
Kyle Lowry, Raptors
JJ Redick, Clippers
CJ McCollum, Trail Blazers (replaces injured Chris Bosh)
Devin Booker, Suns
* Defending champion

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What: Verizon Slam Dunk
When: Feb. 13 | All-Star Saturday Night | 8:30 p.m. ET | (4th Event)
Where: Air Canada Centre

    The Minnesota Timberwolves’ Zach LaVine will defend his title in 2016 Verizon Slam Dunk at Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Saturday, Feb. 13. LaVine, who won the NBA’s signature above-the-rim showcase in spectacular fashion as a 19-year-old rookie last year, is joined by three first-time competitors: Will Barton of the Denver Nuggets, 2016 NBA All-Star Andre Drummond of the Detroit Pistons and Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic.

     Verizon Slam Dunk is part of State Farm All-Star Saturday Night, which will be exclusively televised by TNT in the U.S. at 7:30 p.m. ET. This marks Turner Sports’ 31st year of NBA All-Star coverage. Sportsnet and TSN will simulcast Verizon Slam Dunk in Canada.

2016  Verizon Slam Dunk Participants

*Zach LaVine, Minnesota Timberwolves
Aaron Gordon, Orlando Magic
Will Barton, Denver Nuggets
Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons
* Defending champion

Shop at SM, and get a chance to experience Hong Kong Disneyland with your family.

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SM will be giving 30 lucky shoppers a unique and memorable Disney experience joining Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and other Disney friends for Hong Kong Disneyland 10th year anniversary celebration starting Feb. 12 to March 13, 2016.

Shop at SM, and get a chance to experience Hong Kong Disneyland

SM shoppers are invited to visit SM SuperMalls starting Feb.4 to experience a glimpse of resort’s magical 10th year anniversary celebration. Everybody are welcomed to shop at any SM Mall and get a chance to WIN a holiday trip to Hong Kong Disneyland, creating magical and memorable moments with your family.

30 Winners together with their entire family of four (4) will received:

  • Round-Trip Airfare (Economy Class)
  • 3 Days 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation at the Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
  • 2-Day Hong Kong Disneyland Park Tickets

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“SM has been known to be the Filipino’s home away from home for over 30 years, a closer and quick getaway for the Filipino to create unforgettable bonding experience with their family” – Edgar Tejerero (President of SM Lifestyle Entertainment Inc.)

For every P1,000 single receipt purchase at any SM mall tenant from February 12 to March 13, 2016, consumers entitled one (1) raffle coupon and a chance to experience the magic of well-loved Hong Kong Disneyland attractions and its latest anniversary offerings. Any Disney merchandise worth P500 purchased at any SM Malls entitled the customers to one (1) raffle coupon a well, ePLUS Card members will automatically received two (2) raffle stubs with every minimum purchase of P1,000. The lucky 30 winners will drawn in March 2016.


“We hope SM shoppers will enjoy the glimpse of Hong Kong Disneyland 10th year anniversary celebration” – Frederick Chan, Marketing Dir. of Hong Kong Disneyland.

Treat your family to a summer with Mickey and the gang for FREE! Shop at SM now to WIN, unforgettable and magical trip to Hong Kong Disneyland.

For more info about the PROMO visit SM Supermalls and ePlus Tap to Pay Facebook.

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