Win a free trip to Bangkok, Tokyo, or Hong Kong thru the BIC Amazing Asia Getaway!

Do you want to go to the three most popular destinations in Asia?

Our neighbor and a top-of-the-mind choice for quick weekend getaways, Hong Kong is a small but adventure-packed country that attracts travelers all over the world. Of course, there are the favorites—Hong Kong Disneyland, Ocean Park, and the breathtaking view at The Peak—but there is also something to be said about the richness of their culture.

Bangkok, Thailand may be known for traffic jams but still an opulent and incredibly fascinating destination. Go temple hopping and ride the city’s iconic 3-wheel ride, Tuk Tuk.

Tokyo, Japan is a place that is probably on top of everyone’s bucket list. Revel in the madness of Shibuya crossing; eat at the best and first Michelin-starred ramen restaurant in the world, Tsuta Tokyo; catch the latest trends and indulge in style at Harajuku; snap a photo with the beautiful cherry blossoms; stand upon the city’s tallest tower, Tokyo Skytree, and see through its glass floors; take a trip down history to the Imperial Palace, home to the Emperor of Japan; and, if you have time, make your way to Osaka and get lost in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

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Take this quiz and find out where are you in your financial journey

Flexibility is great. Especially in money matters. You get to go your own way, pave your own path, and do what works for you (and shun what doesn’t!). But too much of a good thing could be bad. So in order to take full advantage of the gift of flexibility, you need a little structure and some timeline. Take the quiz below to know where you are financially, so you can plan, protect, and proceed with your best life ever!

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Villa del Conte’s Dragees has 2 new flavors

The irresistibly delicious Villa Del Conte’s extra dark chocolate coated Dragees will welcome two new flavors:  coffee bean covered in extra dark chocolate and bretzels covered in extra dark chocolates.

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Consistency & Loyalty in Skin & Body Care are Key

Excelling in the beauty industry is always more challenging as compared to any other industry. Customers of skin care clinics are often more critical, demanding and are always looking for value for their money.

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But, for the past years, SvelT’i Health and Beauty Centre has been successful in consistently providing utmost skincare and beauty treatments to its wide array of customers. Now celebrating its third anniversary, chief doctors of SvelT’i Dr. Marjorie Lalaine Salazar and Dr. Anne Caoile share their secret in keeping SvelT’i one of the best clinics right now.

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The Dos and Don’ts to Dating a Single Mom

Dating a Single Mom is different. A single mom is stronger than your average mom, mainly because she has to be, or else… it’s gonna be a disaster! Her heart has been broken before, so she is wary of all the tricks that men pull. Yep, it’ll be like walking into a loaded minefield. But, fortune favors the brave, and should you ask a single mom out, heed these dos and don’ts.

Frankie Shaw as Bridgette Bird in SMILF

Frankie Shaw as Bridgette Bird in SMILF (Season 1, Episode 2).

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Festival Mall’s Road to Fame Open Casting Call on May 19

Festival Mall in Alabang, Muntinlupa City brings aspiring models – from children to young adults – closer to their dreams as it holds Season 7 of “Road to Fame,” and help them boost their self-confidence for a chance to stand out.

This season’s open casting call is set on May 19 for children 4-8 years old,  and May 20 for tweens up to young adults aged 9-28 at the Expansion Hall, Upper Ground Floor, Expansion Wing. Aspirants will meet with top model agencies, casting agencies, TV networks to ensure a safe process only with verified agencies with castings and portfolio services (photography, makeup, and styling) that are completely free of charge. Qualifying for Road to Fame requires a Php 1,500 minimum purchase requirement from non-food retail shops in Festival Mall, which will serve as the entry fee.

Six talent agencies will be present per casting day, with the Alliance of Model Managers of the Philippines (AMPP) taking photos of the participants to be distributed to over 40 legitimate modeling and talent agencies. Final callbacks are set on May 26, with the event culminating in a fashion show on May 27,  at 3 p.m.

Aside from being a stepping stone to stardom, the Road to Fame castings have served as a training ground for the younger ones to develop their confidence and further hone their modeling and acting chops. Many graduates have found success through the castings, earning them modeling and acting contracts that have helped launch their careers.

Hannah Lopez Vito from Star Magic website

Hannah Lopez Vito

Child actress Hannah Lopez Vito has made waves on television as the young Serena Marchesa (later played by Liza Soberano) in “Dolce Amore” and later on as Kitty, daughter of Anton Noble (played by Ian Veneracion) in hit teleserye “A Love to Last.”

“I let my Hannah join casting calls and from there, she got invites for casting in different networks. Road to Fame became my consultant and adviser ever since and they keep on inspiring me to not give up and to just wait for great results,” shared Mitzi Lopez Vito, Hannah’s mother.

Ameera Johara from @ameera_johara Instagram

Ameera Johara

Young actress-model Ameera Johara has been racking up television appearances since she joined the Road to Fame back in 2012. She has been featured in Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho as the “Pinay Wonder Woman” for her stunning cosplay of the DC superhero. As a GMA Artist Center talent, she has starred in shows such as “Mulawin vs. Ravena” and “GRIND (Get Ready It’s a New Day).”

Ataska Mercado

Ataska Mercado

Sixteen-year-old Ataska Mercado, a Road-to-Famer batch 2012, is now building her career as a commercial and print model and an Awit Awards-nominated Viva recording artist. Other notable Road to Fame alumni are GMA Artist Center’s 10-year-old Chlaui Denise Malayao of “Encantadia;” Angela Evangelista, another GMA Artist Center talent who starred in “Mulawin vs. Ravena;” and Stanley Abuloc, who starred in “Maalaala Mo Kaya: PaMEALya.”

“Festival Mall believes that there are a lot of talents out there who are just waiting for a break. We want Road to Fame to be the platform that can provide today’s selfie generation the link to legitimate modeling and talent agencies,” says Rose Nuqui, Vice-President for Marketing, Exhibits and Conventions, and Amusement at Festival Mall. “We also want to give them an experience to walk the ramp through a fashion show that will cap the four-week-long event.”

Festival Mall is the heart of Filinvest City, a place where needs and passions find balance and the community’s dreams find expression.

Capture and print Mother’s Day moments with Original HP Ink

Behind every successful individual is a super woman who gives endless love and support in every step of the way. Now, it’s time to turn things around and put the spotlight on these special women who have been in our lives since day one – our personal heroes and the light of our lives, our mothers.

HP Mothers Day Photo

This Mother’s Day, there’s no better way to show your affection and appreciation to the number one woman in your life than with the gift of long-lasting memories printed on paper with original HP inks. More than the usual flower bouquets and box of chocolates, a gift with your personal touch warms a mother’s heart.

And with HP printer and original inks, you can print copies of the beautiful memories you want to relive and use them in creating a personalized calendar, making a photo album, or designing a greeting card to amaze your mother.

The beauty of using original HP inks lie in its cartridges that are made from hours of testing and years in engineering to provide you with only the best printing experiences. These original inks work consistently with HP printers to give you better quality printouts which you can share with loved ones. It is also the best choice for the environment as it is designed with recyclable content for less waste.

So, spread the love and share precious memories when you reinvent Mother’s Day with original HP Inks. Buy one at any authorized resellers nationwide or visit http://www8.hp.com/ph/en/cartridge/ink.html for more information.

Ever Malls ushers 15th Year Milestone with ‘Bigger’ Kiddie Stars Talent Search and Grand ‘Homecoming’

For parents, nurturing their child’s creative gift —whether it be a talent in singing, dancing, acting, or ramp modelling – and witnessing it bloom to its fullest potential is both an aspiration and a shining moment. Over the past 15 years, Ever Malls, through its Ever Kiddie Stars (EKS) talent search, proudly celebrated the fulfillment of young dreams, to be part of the memorable life experiences and successful career milestones of generations of Filipino kids who wish to follow the footsteps of famous movie and TV celebrity idols. This summer, as the metro’s much awaited search for the brightest and most talented fresh faces returns on stage, it is also eagerly welcoming back former Kiddie Stars winners with a grand “Homecoming” anniversary celebration.
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Marawi 2020: Improving lives by improving sight

Essilor Vision Foundation and the Integrated Philippine Association of Optometrists. Inc. (IPAO) join hands to provide vision care solutions to Marawi’s communities in need by 2020.

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L’Oréal Philippines Beauty For a Better Life Celebrates One Full Year of Changing Lives

L’Oreal Philippines is rebuilding identities and lives through its Beauty For a Better Life. It was launched last April 2017 and it has completed one full year of training of three batches of beneficiaries. Beauty For a Better Life is meant to ignite long-term social impact and its beneficiaries are women in vulnerable social or economic situations. Since its launch, beneficiaries from the Philippines has been given an opportunity to go into jobs and even own businesses in the field of hairdressing.

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L’Oréal Philippines Corporate Communication Manager, Carmel Valencia awarding the Plaque of Appreciation and a class photo of all 62 graduates for Barangay Sto. Niño to Barangay Captain, Rizaldy Josef.

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