ASIA SEES HIGH RATES OF PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP SATISFACTION (68%) IN NEW PRUDENTIAL RESEARCH

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It’s the season of relationships. With the start of the Year of the Rooster and Valentine’s Day this month, families, friends and loved ones across Asia are celebrating their love, affection and friendships. Amidst the festivities, a new research study, the Prudential Relationship Index, recently released by Prudential Corporation Asia, decoding relationship dynamics and highlighting relationship trends in Asia.

The Prudential Relationship Index measures, via a numerical score, how satisfied people in Asia are with their primary relationships with partners, children, family and friends. Findings suggest “being easy to get along with” and “laughter” are key attributes of healthy relationships. However, while many couples offer expressions of love to each other, they often argue over money matters. Many also feel that digital technology is disrupting their relationships.

Conducted by Ipsos, the independent international research firm, the Index covered 5,000 interviews across 10 Asian markets – Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Who has the best relationships overall?

Across Asia, the Prudential Relationship Index average satisfaction score is 68/100. This means, in Asia, people’s primary relationships fulfill 68% of their relationship needs. It also means there is a “satisfaction gap” of 32% in personal relationships. People in Vietnam expressed greatest fulfillment with their relationships (83/100), followed by the Philippines (79/100) and Indonesia (73/100).

 

Who are most fulfilled with their partners?

85% of the adults surveyed in Asia are in a relationship with a partner, including 69% who are married. The average relationship score that people in Asia have with their partners is 63/100, indicating that partners provide 63% of what people think is important in relationships. The Vietnamese are the most fulfilled by their relationships with their partners, with an average relationship score of 83/100 followed by the Philippines (74/100) and Indonesia (69/100).

What do people want the most from their partner?

The one thing that people in Asia want most from an ideal partner is that they are easy to get along with (68%). This is particularly true in Singapore with 77% citing it as a desirable attribute from an ideal partner. It is least important in Indonesia (56%). Laughter is also reported as vital to relationship fulfilment, with 63% stating that an ideal partner would make them laugh or smile. Laughter is most important among adults in the Philippines (79%) and Thailand (75%).

Who says “I love you” the most?

57% of adults in Asia tell their partners that they love them at least once each week. Expressions of love are most important in the Philippines: 87% of Filipinos tell their partners they love them every week, including 68% who do so every day. It is the lowest in Hong Kong with just 39% of adults doing so each week. However, only 29% of people in Hong Kong consider it important that an ideal partner offers expressions of love, also the lowest proportion in the region.

 Who wants to leave?

Each week, 20% of those surveyed in Asia seriously think about leaving their partners. People in Thailand think about leaving their partner the most (28%) and people in Vietnam the least (8%). 24% of couples in Asia argue with each other every week, 65% do so at least once a month and 7% every day.

What makes people argue the most in Asia?

In Asia as a whole, money (39%), children (39%) and lack of attention (33%) are the most likely sources of arguments. These are closely followed by housework (28%) and drinking or smoking (26%). Money is the biggest source of arguments in Vietnam (55%), Malaysia (41%), the Philippines (46%) and Thailand (46%). People in Cambodia (23%) and Hong Kong (29%) argue about money the least. With couples arguing regularly over money matters, the research also revealed almost one-third (32%) did not seek for help with their financial planning. For those who did receive help with their financial planning, 49% consulted their friends or family; only 34% obtained advice from bank or insurance representatives or independent financial professionals.

Parents are happiest when their children interact with them. 63% said they most wanted their children make them laugh or smile from within. This is highest in Vietnam (80%). Adults in Asia want their parents to provide them with moral and emotional support: 70% want their parents to stand up for them, including 85% of adults in the Philippines. 59% of adults in Asia want parents to have a calming effect on them, with Indonesians being the most likely to want parents to help calm them down (68%).

 Friend or foe? People in Asia greatly value their friends. Filipinos have the highest relationship score in the region with their best friends at 50/100. Filipinos particularly enjoy companionship with their friends and are the most likely in the region to want friends to enjoy doing things with them (71%). Laughter is also very important: 59% of those surveyed in Asia want their friends to make them laugh or smile. This is also highest in the Philippines (69%) as well as Thailand (68%) and Vietnam (66%) butlowest in Cambodia (43%).

 Technology is disrupting relationships. Many feel that technology is disrupting their relationships at home. 37% of adults in Asia say that their partners sometimes prefer their smartphones to being intimate. 31% admit that they themselves prefer their smartphones to being intimate with their partners. This situation is most acute in Thailand where 51% say their partners prefer their phones to intimacy. In view of this disruption, 82% would consider having technology-free days in order spend more time with other people, including 32% who say they already do so.

Who is most social? Although many report that technology can be disruptive to their relationships, it is also welcomed: 68% of people in Asia surveyed think it makes it easier for people to keep in touch and 65% think it facilitates making friends. On average, those surveyed say they have 210 different contacts on social media. The most social are people in Indonesia with an average of 367 contacts across all their social media; the least social are people in South Korea with an average of 83 contacts.

 

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Pru Life supports the Great British Festival.

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For the fourth consecutive year, Pru Life UK will showcase its heritage in support of the British Embassy Manila’s GREAT British Festival, a three-day street festival highlighting the best of the United Kingdom’s contributions to the world.

Transforming Bonifacio High Street in Taguig City on February 24 to 26, 2017 into a cultural hub of all things British, the GREAT British Festival will exhibit British-originated companies and brands that have established presence in the Philippines. The public will enjoy a variety of activities including sumptuous gastronomic treats, street artists, art workshops, car displays, and British fashion.

Catch Pru Life UK’s booth at the exhibit area throughout the festival duration, as well as a short program about the basics of investments, insurance, and protection on February 25, from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the Amphitheater.

TV5 SuperHeroes Run: Manila (MOA)

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TV5 SuperHeroes Run: Manila
February 25, 2017 (SAT)
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TV5 will having a the most exciting fun run this 2017 with TV5 SuperHeroes Run: Manila, There will be 200M for kids, 5K, 10K and 16K categories. This is a run by TV 5 and funds raised will be used for the projects of Alagang Kapatid Foundation. Sign up as slots are limited (16k – 400 slots | 10k – 600 slots | 5k – 850 slots | 200m – 150 slots) and be super heroes!

Registration Details:

Distance: 200M | 5K | 10K | 16K

Organizer: LeadPack/Takbo.ph

Registration Fee:

  • 200M –  P350 ( Race Bib, Goodie Bag ) 150 Slots Only
  • 5K – P650 ( Race Bib, Singlet, Timing Chip, Loot Bag, Raffle Stub ) 850 Slots Only
  • 10K – P750 ( Race Bib, Singlet, Timing Chip, Loot Bag, Raffle Stub ) 600 Slots Only
  • 16K – P850 ( Race Bib, Singlet, Timing Chip, Loot Bag, Raffle Stub ) 400 Slots Only

REGISTRATION VENUE

Online (now on-going): http://superherorun.tv5.com.ph/

In Store Registration (starting February 5)
Chris Sports Branches :

Glorietta | SM Mall of Asia | SM North EDSA SM City BF | SM Megamall Market Market

Singlet Design:

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16K Finishers Shirt:

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Race Route:

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Top finishers will receive medals. 5K/10K finishers will receive Certified Super Heroes Certificate

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To learn more about the event, visit http://superherorun.tv5.com.ph/

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Experience the Sinulog with OPPO F1s

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Adventurers who seek to satisfy their wanderlust in the Queen City of the South will be thrilled to discover that it never runs out surprises. From must-try restaurants to historic landmarks and panoramic backgrounds for selfies, Cebu City’s destinations always provide a feast for the senses.

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But while there are many places and flavors that offer an unforgettable experience of Cebu City, partying with Cebuanos during Sinulog is perhaps the best way to create memories in the much-beloved tourist hotspot.

The nine-day celebration culminates on the third Sunday of January, when a grand parade fills Cebu City with bright-colored costumes, the rhythms of drums and gongs, and crowds moving along to the iconic Sinulog dance. Because of its color and energy, the Sinulog Grand Parade offers the perfect moments for mandatory snaps.

 

The iconic festival offers the perfect opportunity for the ultimate travel selfies but how can they achieve a level of creativity and playfulness worthy of Sinulog’s colors and beats? Here are a few recommendations:

It begins with your smartphone’s camera

Thanks to smartphone cameras, taking travel selfies are easier and faster even when you’re on the move. The OPPO F1s, however, takes this convenience to a whole new level. You can skip pressing the shutter button and simply say ‘cheese!’ or raise your palm in front of the camera. This helps you avoid those shakes caused by the pressing of the shutter button.

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Even when you’re in a crowd dancing the Sinulog steps, you can unlock the F1s in 0.22 seconds and take a photo right away, thanks to the phone’s lightning-fast fingerprint recognition.

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You also want to look your best whenever you take a selfie—a task easily accomplished by the phone’s Beautify 4.0. This latest iteration of the phone’s beautifying app enhances your skin and facial features to give you your desired flawless look.

Selfies taken on the F1s, nicknamed the ‘selfie expert,’ are also exceptionally clear and vividly-detailed because its front-camera sports a large f/2.0 aperture.

More creative ways to take a selfie

The F1s also lets you take more creative and upload-worthy selfies as you make detours for your Sinulog trip.

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If you want to take a sunset selfie atop the Lantaw Floating Restaurant or a party shot at the LIV Superclub, the phone’s upgraded screen flash function automatically selects the appropriate brightness level. The resulting selfie captures your best look and the splendid background in perfect clarity and detail.

 

If you want to go for a panoramic selfie, the F1s has a panorama feature that lets you take three extra-wide 120° front-facing photos seamlessly combined to include your entire group or the full background. This shot works best if you’re on spots overlooking the city or if you’re in the midst of the Sinulog Grand Parade crowd, where you can make yourself stand out.

Your variation of selfies will not be complete, however, if you did not take a GIF of yourself taking part in the festivities or digging in on a plate of lechon. Because GIFs are more playful and interactive, they can serve as potential hits in your social media feeds.

And the best thing about having the ‘selfie expert’ on your travels? You can take more upload-ready selfies wherever you choose to go for your next adventure.

The F1s is available in concept and dealer stores nationwide. For more information, log on to http://www.oppo.com/ph/index.html.

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Holidays are coming, does your Refrigerator ready?

The holidays are almost always jam-packed with gatherings every week. And for homes that regularly host the celebrations, the kitchen will need to be efficient with plenty of storage space so that food preparation and cleanup will run smoothly as possible.

Next to cooking appliances, refrigerators take center stage during the holidays by keeping fresh ingredients, cold beverages, and leftovers neatly stored and organized in the kitchen. A regular-sized fridge, however, might not be enough for the needs of the occasion, especially with new faces possibly adding to the yearly guest list.

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What type of fridge will work best for the holidays? Here are a few things to consider.

Size and space

Larger capacity refrigerators can store lots of perishable items for big feasts, such as Noche Buena and New Year’s Eve.

Haier offers several two-door models as well as multi-door units designed with space in mind.

Multiple shelving

To add to their large capacity, Haier’s 2-door units are designed with several shelves that can be adjusted to better accommodate food containers. Door shelving is also available for bottled goods, chilled water, and eggs.

Energy efficiency

The fridge sees frequent usage during the holidays, so it’s important that the unit has power saving features to keep the electricity bill from soaring.

Haier’s Direct Cool and Inverter refrigerators have a two-year warranty on parts and labor, as well as a five-year warranty on the compressor. Haier’s French Door refrigerator also has a two-year warranty on parts and labor, but a 10-year warranty on the compressor. All Haier refrigerators are available in leading appliance stores nationwide.

For more information, visit http://www.haier.com/ph/ or go to http://www.facebook.com/Haier.Philippines

Haier new kitchen cookers tailored to your needs.


The hub of every home, the kitchen has to be functional to make food preparation and cleanup efficient. This is why when moving to a new house or condo unit, a lot of energy is often poured onto building and organizing the kitchen.

Of the different appliances we have to decide for the kitchen, the cooker requires special thought. Lifestyle or habit will definitely play a big role when selecting the right cooking appliance, but that should not discount a host of other factors such as space, style, and functionality.

 “The kitchen is perhaps the busiest room in the house, but a good choice of appliances should help us make life simpler when we cook and prepare food,” said Leny Agdamag, Haier Philippines’ Product Manager for Small and Domestic Kitchen Appliances. “This is true for the cooker. With the right one for your needs, you can shorten cooking time for more quality time with your family.”

Every inch of kitchen space matters

If you’re moving to a small home, it’s important to be practical with what you put in the kitchen. Some apartments, for instance, might only have enough elbow room for a small cooktop.

For such limited spaces, Haier offers a range of options that can help you maximize your kitchen. Single-burner cooktops, for instance, are designed for tiny kitchens. If there’s room to spare, a two-burner or three-burner cooktop may be a better choice to help you save time preparing food for the family.

All-in-one cookers

If you’re lucky enough to get a new home with a spacious kitchen, free-standing gas ranges are something you can consider. Not only do they let you do multiple tasks in one spot, they may come with features that allow you to explore different cooking styles or even your hobbies.

To cater to the needs of every household gourmand, Haier offers a selection of free-standing ranges with features such as an oven for baking pies and cupcakes, turnspit for roasting skewered meat, and hotplate for making crepes and pancakes.

Larger models come with up to five gas burners to help you prepare several dishes at once. If safety and heat-efficiency are your main concerns, you can opt for ranges with burners that utilize induction technology.

“Our cooktops and ranges are designed to bring comfort and convenience to the kitchen. If we can reduce the time we need to prepare meals, we get to do more with the people we love, like eating together,” Agdamag added.

 For more information, visit the website http://www.haier.com/ph or connect on Facebook.