G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI), A Wholly-owned Mobile Commerce Subsidiary of Globe Telecom, Inc. Presents Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2015


G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI), pioneered GCash, an internationally acclaimed micro payment service which transforms a mobile phone into a virtual wallet for secure, fast, convenient money transfers at the speed and cost of a text message. Earning various international awards such as GSMA Awards for the Best Mobile Messaging Service received in February 2015, Mobile News Asia’s Most Innovative Mobile Services and Global Messaging awards for Best M-Commerce Service application both received in June 2005, GXI continues to be a leader in innovation and provide ground-breaking business solutions to different sectors and make mobile money services more relevant to the growing market in the Philippines.

In this year’s Asia Digital Marketing Expo, headed by Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas together with TAG Media and Public Relations, G-Xchange, Inc. (GXI) will be participating as its Lead Sponsor showcasing Globe Charge, GCash MasterCard and GCash American Express® Virtual Pay and how these products are contributing and transforming the future of online marketing in the Philippines.

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At Asia Digital Marketing Expo 2015, top executives from different companies will also join to share their insights and expert opinions regarding the future of digital and online marketing in the Philippines and the Asia Pacific Region with the following key points for discussion:

• The digital economy of the Philippines
• Positioning the Philippines as a gateway from east to west and west to east
• Is the Philippines ready to be a cashless society?
• Disrupting tradition and embracing innovation
• Technology and entrepreneurship driving inclusive growth
• Micro- multinationals- e commerce connecting SMEs to ASEAN and beyond

Partial list of speakers are as follows:
• Mario Montejo- Secretary, Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
• Xavier Marzan- CEO, Globe GXI
• Constantin Roberts – Managing Director, ZaloraPhilippines
• Tina Pang- Head of Online Sales, Twitter
• Earl Valencia- Head Corporate Development/Innovations, Smart Communications
• Kristian Melquiades- General Manager, Viber Philippines
• Richard Upton- President, John Robert Powers Asia
• Donald Lim- Chief Digital Officer, ABS CBN
• Janette Toral- E Commerce Advocate, Digital Club Filipino
• Robert Yupangco- President, Yupangco Group of Companies
• Chinkee Tan- Best Selling Author, Motivational Speaker, Radio Host and Wealth & Wellness Coach
• Rebecca Bustamante Mills- CEO, Chalre Associates & President, Asia CEO Awards
• Mikel Yaw- CEO, Elabram Systems Group
• Carlos Celdran- Brand Ambassador, Tour Guide
• Maria Camille Montejo- CEO, NWSteel Technologies & Tree Top Adventure Inc.
• Kim Bernardo Lokin- Managing Editor, Business Class Magazine
• Pocholo Gonzales- CEO, Creative Voices Productions
• Tanya Llana- Marketing & Sales Director, Victoria Court & General Manager, Hotel La Corona De Lipa
• James Jimenez- Director, Commission On Elections
• Lloyd Luna- CEO, Lloyd Luna Corporation
• Jonathan Luzuriaga- President, Philippine Software Industry Association
• Donald Felbaum- Managing Director, Optel
• Lewis Hong- Web Digital Marketing Specialist, Xyxon Pte. Ltd.

#Happy SocksPH boost mood and hapiness


Recently we experience the newest socks all the way from sweden, the Happy Socks. It was founded in 2008 by Viktor Tell and Mikael Soderlindh, the first Happy Socks store was opened in 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Happy Socks is available in over 6,000 Fashion apparel boutiques in more than 70 different countries including the philippines. Happy Socks creates 2 collections every year. The Fall/Winter is released every 1st of August, while the Spring/Summer is made every Febuary 1. Happy Socks was created with one vision in mind; turn an everyday accessory into a designed colourful item that also spreads happiness.

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a lots of color and designs to choose, bringing quality and happiness in every corner of the world. For Happy Socks it’s all about transforming the one, everyday essentials into becoming a colorful additional to our wardrobe that ultimately,spread hapiness.

Happy Socks are now available in philippines in different retailers nationwide

Coalition in Eastwood Mall
Common Thread in Greenbelt 5 and Power Plant Mall
Felipe & Sons in Salcedo Village, Makati
Rustan’s, Makati
Satchmi in SM Megamall
Signet in Windsor Tower, Legaspi Village
Sole Slam Manila in Katipunan Ave.
The Flastshop in Eastwood, Glorietta and Greenhills
he Union Station Barber Shop in The Link, Ayala Center852
Urban Athletics in Greenbelt 3
Chimes Specialty Store in Davao City

You can keep yourself connected with Happy Socks through its social media accounts:


For easy online shopping experience, log on to www.dreamlablifestyle.com and bring the Happy Socks experience to everyone you love !

Shell Eco-Marathon is back in manila


Coming from the successful security and traffic management of the state and pastoral visit of Pope Francis in January, the local government of Manila is preparing for another similarly important event geared toward sustaining the uptrend in tourism-related activities in the city.

The Shell Eco-marathon Asia, a competition of environment-friendly cars invented by engineering students from all over the region, will be held once more at the Rizal Park on February 26 to March 1.

Last year was the first time the prestigious regional event was held in Manila, during the centennial celebration of Shell companies in the Philippines. The country will host the Shell Eco-marathon until 2016.

A portion of the Rizal Park will be closed off for the event, where a special racetrack will be constructed along with a stadium and event grounds to enable the public to safely participate and witness the proceedings.

A corresponding traffic re-routing scheme will also be implemented by the Manila city government on the said dates of the event.


Over 1,000 delegates and visitors from abroad will arrive in the country for the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2015, for an estimated crowd total of over 40,000. In 2014, the event drew 33,000 visitors.

“It is a big privilege for the Philippines to host such a renowned and highly anticipated event,” states Lyndon Lumain, general manager of the Shell Eco-marathon Asia. “Most importantly, it puts us on the map of the global advocacy on smarter mobility and fuel-efficient driving.”

“We join the city of Manila in anticipating the five-day event to stimulate much-needed activity in the local economy,” adds Lumain.

Despite the potential inconveniences in terms of traffic re-routing, “we enjoin everyone to extend understanding as well as cooperation,” he says.

The Shell Eco-marathon Asia is open to the public. In order to help manage the anticipated crowds, interested visitors are encouraged to register beforehand. For more information on the event, visithttps://www.shellecomarathon.ph/registration.

Samsung PH and Lopez Museum in a historic exhibit called Propaganda


The museum’s original four-story edifice designed by National Artist Juan Nakpil stood right in front of the founder’s residence in Lancaster Street, Pasay. The Lopezes kept the museum open all throughout the martial law years. In 1986, the museum moved to its second and current home at the Benpres Bldg. in Ortigas to protect its collection from the salty air from Manila Bay and the frequent monsoon floods in Pasay. Despite the transfer, the museum remained as a popular hub for Filipiniana materials and rare artifacts. Another thing that sets the Lopez Museum & Library apart is the brand of customer service that it offers to visitors.


Now on its  55th founding anniversary Lopez Museum and Library featured Propaganda will run from February 6 to May 30, 2015

The museum is home to paintings by 19th century Filipino masters, Juan Luna and Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo. 1884 Esposicion National de Bellas Artes in Madrid won the Filipino some international recognition in the field of fine arts. Luna’s Spoliarium received one of the three gold medals awarded while Hidalgo’s entry, Las Virgenes Cristianas Expuestas al Populacho, was awarded the first silver out of a total of fifteen that were given out.


A walk through the galleries will prove that Luna’s works are in distinct contrast to those of Hidalgo’s. If Luna’s canvases depict drama and a certain bravura, Hidalgo’s portray a delicate sensibility, which a critic has described as “more pure, more serene in feeling”.

The library has a collection of over 21,000 Filipiniana titles, constantly enriched by new acquisitions. Its rare Philippine imprints date from the early 17th century – the oldest being a unique

copy of the Belarmin-Lopez Doctrina Cristiana in Ilocano (Manila, 1620.) Among the other rare books and manuscripts are works by such eminent printers as Tomas Pinpin, Raymundo Magysa, Nicolas Cruz Bagay, Laureano Atlas, and Juan Correa. The earliest book in the library is the third edition (Rome, 1524) of De Moluccis Insulis, by Maximilianus Transylvanus, which has the first printed account of Magellan’s voyage to the Philippines. Another important book in the collection is the famous Relacion de las Islas Filipinas by the Jesuit Pedro Chirino (Rome, 1604). The library also has extensive holding of books from the Spanish and early American period. To these are added old periodicals (such as The Tribune), photo albums of Philippine flora, fauna, Philippine urban and rural environs, and microfilms of manuscripts and the like.


The Lopez Museum and Library, in a technology partnership with Samsung Electronics Philippines Corp , opens its first exhibition for 2015, entitled Propaganda, on February 6, 2015. The exhibition fleshes out the idea of myth-making and its capacity to inspire change or derail genuine national progress. Featuring Samsung Smart TVs and Samsung  tablets installed with a museum app called “Facets”, the exhibition combines traditional media with digital content resulting in a unique and immersive museum experience. It is an exhibition that challenges not just our notions of art and history, but also how we view museums and libraries.

The Lopez Museum and Library was founded on 13 February 1960 by Don Eugenio Lopez, Sr. in honor of his parents, Benito Lopez and Presentacion Hofilaña. Don Eugenio built the museum in order to provide scholars and students access to his personal collection of rare Filipiniana books, manuscripts, maps, archeological artifacts, and fine art

Ricky Francisco, co-curator of Propaganda, said the exhibition was conceived to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II with Don M. Salubayba, 2009 CCP Thirteen Artists Awardee and one of the most promising artists of his generation. Salubayba unexpectedly passed away during the planning process and the exhibition evolved to also be a tribute to him. The exhibition includes a few of his important works such as Pagsasabuhay, Abysmal Abound: Trinity of Passiveness, and his “anino-mation” (shadow puppetry animation) A Not so Giant Story (Legend of the Philippines) that have been sourced and borrowed with the help of Tin-aw Art Management.

Also featured are World War II posters, election-related archival materials, LVN movies still photographs, a collection of rare maps, Philippine imprints; a recreation of Santiago Bose’s 1983 installation Pasyon at Rebolusyon that has been reinstalled by Kawayan de Guia; commissioned works from social realist and Negros Occidental-based artist Nunelucio Alvarado; 2012 Thirteen Artists awardee Joey Cobcobo; and writer and Gawad Urian awardee film-maker Alvin Yapan. Enriching the exhibit and re-framing the exhibition issues are works by 18th century masters Juan Luna and Félix Resurrección Hidalgo, along with those of national artists Fernando Amorsolo, Jose Joya, Cesar Legaspi, Vicente Manansala, and J. Elizalde Navarro from the permanent collection.

Co-curator Ethel Villafranca says that this exhibition invites visitors to “reflect on where we, as a country, have been and where we are going”. Ultimately, Propaganda aims to engage the public, challenge them to see the connections in history and culture within the objects in the exhibition, and be more discerning when presented with information, whether political or otherwise.


Through Samsung Smart TVs and mobile devices, visitors will see ultra-violet scans of Juan Luna’s Espana y Filipinas, revealing details behind the painting; flip through digital copies of the library’s oldest books in its collections that date back to the 15th century; watch a video of the conservation process of these old books; and view several of Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo’s studies of Per Pacem Et Libertatem on a tablet device.

The museum also has selected works by  National Artist Fernando Amorsolo, who gained prominence during the early 30’s and 40’s as the artist who popularized the era’s rustic Philippine landscape and the lovely dalagang Filipina. Throughout the years, the museum has acquired paintings by many of the country’s National Artists including Victorio Edades, Botong Francisco, Jose Joya, Ang Kiukok, Vicente Manansala, HR Ocampo, Cesar Legaspi, Arturo Luz, and J. Elizalde Navarro. Important artist such as Fernando Zobel, Nena Saguil, Macario Vitalis, and Romeo Tabuena are also represented in the museum’s ever-expanding collection. The museum is equally proud of its under-rated pieces from Alfonso Ossorio, Juan Arellano, and Dominador Castañeda.


Propaganda will run from February 6 to May 30, 2015 and is presented with support from Samsung Philippines, Gourment Frams, Inc., Tin-aw Artists Management, the heirs of Doña Narcissa de Leon (LVN collection), and ABS – CBN Film and Media Archives. For more information, call Tina at 6312417 or email lmmpasig@gmail.com.

Lopez Museum and Library is at the G/F Benpres Bldg., Meralco cor. Exchange Rd., Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Museum and library hours are 8-5pm Mondays through Saturdays except

Sundays and holidays.



Ducati Superbike riders invaded the modified race track at the  Bonifacio Global City streets at the Globe Slipstream, a homecoming event for Filipino-Swiss race car driver Marlon Stockinger last Aug. 30.



The race teams of Ducati-Bacchus, Ducati-Access Plus, ATAT Racing Team, Samson College-Access Plus  – Ducati Desmo Owners Club of the Philippines and Kojie-San brought in  their top riders, among them 16-year-old TJ Alberto, superbike master rider and Ducati Philippines CEO Mr. Toti Alberto and General Manager Marc de Joya, John Defensor and Alvin Dee, Superbike Open riders Jussi Hoikka, Vince Mercado and Jordan Gaw, Lawrence Macalinao, Ralph Reyes Jay Carrion, Redge Burilla, Miguel Bichara, Gerald Aycardo,  Nikki Romero, Gelo Roa, Daniel Savino, Col. Benjie Ladra,Martin Rosario, Monti Mortimer and former superbike champion Raniel Resuello.



Also with the Ducati group are celebrity racers Dingdong Dantes and Bullet Jalosjos with his new all 1199 SUPERLEGGERA, a Ducati limited edition with only 500 units being sold around the world and Philippines has sold 2 units already.

Instead of bringing in the team’s F1 show cars, Globe Telecom, the exclusive business partner of Lotus F1 in the Philippines, decided to bring in Stockinger’s Lotus WSR Gravity Charouz Formula Renault 3.5 car he actually drives in the World Series for a test drive around a customized BGC race track.



Ducati superbike racers did a demonstration race along with the parade of vintage luxury cars, karting challenge. See more on these Ducati racers as they take the Clark International Speedway on October 4 and 5. 2014

Zensah Compression Gear’s


As the demand for quality sports wear increases, runners and athletes of all ages are now on the look-out for new and effective ways to improve their performance, whether it’s by using specialized running shoes or by donning ultra-aerodynamic garments. But now, with the introduction of seamless compression gear from Zensah, one of the world’s leading compression sportswear brands, runners from all over the Philippines can now enjoy the full benefits that quality compression gear has to offer.

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For many runners, injury and muscle fatigue can be a problem, especially when they’ve been training long and hard for events like 5Ks and full marathons. Despite having the energy and the willpower to go on running, sometimes the pain can be too much, which is why having the right gear is of utmost importance. As the old adage goes, “The best defense is a good offense,” and when it comes to keeping you injury-free, compression gear is your best bet.

For the uninitiated, compression garments provide support for the body by applying varying degrees of compression to it. It keeps the muscles warm, thus preventing strain and muscle fatigue. And by wicking moisture away from the skin, it also effectively prevents chafing and rashes, that can cause blistering, which can slow you down.

So, whether you’ve just started the habit or are a lifelong runner, here are some things you should know about how Zensah compression-wear can benefit you:

More than Circulation Poster

Improves blood circulation – For more than half a century now, compression garments have been used in treating illnesses like diabetes, edema (swelling of the ankles, feet, and legs), and deep vein thrombosis by improving blood circulation, bringing valuable oxygen to those hard-working muscles and increasing blood flow.


Reduces recovery time – By improving blood flow, compression gear speeds up the removal of metabolic waste, thus reducing the presence of lactic acid in the body. If you’ve ever experienced pain and cramping the day after a particularly grueling workout, lactic acid is the culprit. It’s a by-product produced during exercise or any kind of strenuous activity that contributes to muscle soreness and fatigue. Zensah compression leg sleeves effectively decrease the dreaded delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS, so you can hit the pavement when you want to, without having to wait for muscle fatigue to wear off.


Prevents injury – Compression leg sleeves support the calf in a way that regular socks don’t; through graduated compression, the muscles in the calf and shin are compressed, reducing the damage caused by continuous movement and impact from long-distance running. Shin splints are a common injury for many runners. With Zensah leg sleeves, you’ll be able to get instant relief from a debilitating, and inconvenient, injury.

Provides the perfect ergonomic fit – Zensah leg sleeves are engineered with chevron and micro ribbing which provides support for the calf muscle and minimizes fatigue, while Zensah Tech+ compression socks employ ultra-zone ribbing that improve ankle and arch stability ensuring a better, more comfortable run.

Zensah compression leg sleeves and Tech+ compression socks are the ultimate in athletic apparel, and are guaranteed to keep you comfortable and injury-free throughout every run.

They also have Bra , Compression Socks, arm sleeve, compression thights and compression short’s as well.

Zensah compression-wear is now available in the following outlets: Runnr, Planet Sports, R.O.X., Arena.

For more information about Zensah compression-wear, check out Zensah.com or follow us on Facebook: Zensah Philippines, Instagram & Twitter:  zensahph.