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Philippine SME Business Expo & Conference opens its doors November 12

Country’s Largest Business-2-Business Expo, Conference, and Networking Event for Small and Medium Enterprises – the Philippine SME Business Expo & Conference [PHILSME] opened once again for its 9th edition today, November 12, 2019 at Function Room 4 of the SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.

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Today’s ribbon cutting ceremony was graced by Maria Carlota Kim (from HP Philippines); Carla Jean Roa (Sales Executive from Alkaviva Waters Philippines); Trixie Esguerra (Host); Andrew Francisco (Chief Finance Officer of Freshworks, Inc.); Kristine Pesquisa (Marketing and Sustainability Officer of Esquire Financing); David Abrenilla (CEO & Founder of PHILSME); Director Jerry Clavesillas (DTI-BSMED Bureau Director); Ana Joy Rocero (Regus & Spaces by IWG); Patrick Gentry (CEO & Founder, Sprout Solutions Inc.) & Rich Cortez (Sales Coordinator of DV Boer Farm International).

Over 250 exhibiting brands will offer a wide array of business solutions and opportunities from industries of Information Technology, Business Consultancy, Logistics, Financial Technology, Business Financing, Human Resources & Recruitment, Office Spaces, Marketing & Advertising, Franchising, Distributorship and many more. Technology Innovations Village opens once again for its second year featuring top tech business solutions for SMEs.

Aside from the expo, a business conference on November 13 will be staged tomorrow featuring top industry experts to speak about “How to Grow Your Business”. TV Hosts & Entrepreneurs RJ Ledesma & Howell Mabalot, Digital Marketing Guru Mannix Pabalan will be among the roster of top-caliber conference speakers.

PHILSME is sponsored by Regus & Spaces, Esquire Financing, Alkaviva Waters Philippines, Sprout Solutions, HP Philippines, DV Boer Farm International, i4 Asia Inc. and Ersao Taiwanese Restaurant.

Visit www.philsme.com for more details.


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THE 2nd ASCOTT GOLF CUP

The Ascott Limited, one of the leading international lodging owner-operators, organized its annual golf tournament dubbed as the “2nd Ascott Golf Cup” at Wack Wack Golf and Country Club, Mandaluyong City last October 29, 2019.

The said event is dedicated to The Ascott Limited Philippines’ industry partners, corporate clients, and the diplomatic community.

Mr. Casey Faylona, The Ascott Limited Philippines’ Director of Sales and Marketing said, “The aim of this cluster event is to celebrate camaraderie, sportsmanship, and appreciation to our valued clients. With 115 players who participated from different industries, I can say that without their presence, the event will not be perfectly accomplished”

“Moreover, a big portion of success also came from our event partners who fervently supported the 2nd Ascott Golf Cup” Faylona added.

The 2nd Ascott Golf Cup was made possible by Ducati, Mercury Freight, Okada Manila, Cebu Landmasters Inc., CWC, Torre Lorenzo, Electrolux, FMI Fibrefill, CDC Holdings, Maxicare, Canon, Keyland, AirAsia, Singapore Airlines, Dewar’s, Gatorade, Heineken, The Manila Times, BusinessMirror, Primer Philippines, AyalaLand Premier, RJC Security, Klean Athelete, Distinto Beverage Solutions Inc., KLG Food Service, Evian, Pacsports, Nesacfe Dolce Gusto, Hana Shampoo, Crystal Clear, and Champion.


Perfect Swing: The Ascott Limited Philippines’ Country Gen. Manager, Mr. Daniel Wee
 

The Ascott Limited is a member of CapitaLand. It is one of the leading international lodging owner-operators with more than 630 properties in over 160 cities spanning more than 30 countries across the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Its portfolio of brands includes Ascott, Citadines, Somerset, Quest, The Crest Collection, lyf and the Tauzia portfolio of hotel brands.

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Halloween Night of the Stars 2019 October 31, 2019 12pm to 4pm

Come and celebrate this year’s most colorful, attractive and un-scary Halloween costume party! Halloween Night of the Stars 2019 is a grand Halloween costume celebration where more than 500 kids, teens and the whole family will gather together in theirgrandest and most colorful costumes inspired by Justice League, Avengers, Disney movies, Fairytales, Pinoy superheroes, animae characters, among others.

The event will be held in one of the unique fun-dining restaurants in the heart of Quezon City, MOVIE STARS CAFÉ, located at the Ground Floor of Eton Centris Mall, EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City, on October 31, 2019, from 1pm to 4pm.

For the price of P750, participants will enjoy food and drinks exclusively catered by Movie Stars Café, loot bags and freebies, a whole 3 full shows where costumed dancers will perform to everyone’s delight, mascot parade, best in costume competition (kids, teens and adult categories), face painting, and other fun, prizes and surprises!

Buy your tickets now at the Movie Stars Café reception area or call 02-7504-3821 or 0922-2127772 to reserve your tickets.

Registered participants will have an extra surprise, too! Register now by clicking the link here — https://form.jotform.me/92164019348458

This event is organized by Elle 784 Public Relations and Events Services, in cooperation with Unilever, Sunsilk, Vaseline Lotion, Dental First, Citibank, Robby Rabbit, Nature Spring, Gardenia, Magnolia Chocolait, Mogu-Mogu, Welch’s and Lotus. Media Partners include Business Mirror, Sound Strip, Saksi and TNN Philippines.

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Marlou Colina is a Filipino-American Celebrity Licensed Aesthetic Specialist

His road to becoming one of the sought after Multifaceted Beauty Specialist in California started when he discovered his craft in Hair Styling and Make-up at a young age of 14 years old. During that time he did styling for his classmates for stage play productions. He also worked part-time as a glam expert in beauty pageants.

In 1999, Marlou opened his first Hair and Make-up Studio in Mandaue City, Philippines. He broadened his craft by sponsoring beauty shows in ABS-CBN Cebu. It was in 2001 that he moved to America and pursued further studies in Nursing then Cosmetology and Aesthetics.

With his entrepreneurial spirit, Marlou opened his Colina Salon and Med Spa in Long Beach California. It offers top-notch Hair Styling, Make-up, Surgical and Non-Surgical Aesthetics Procedures. His place is a frequent stop over of local Filipino and foreign artist doing shows and events in the US.

Marlou has a dynamic personality. To name a few of his accomplishments:
• Hair & Make-up Stylist in ABS-CBN’s The Filipino Channel in San Francisco
• TV Segment Executive Producer and Host on Adobo Nation Colina’s Beauty Menu
• Featured Hairstylist & Make-up Artist in FOX 11 Oscars Red Carpet Coverage
• Distinguished Individual in Business & Styling for the year 2015 in Los Angeles, USA
• Most Outstanding Business Person in Cosmetology in 2014, Gawad Amerika, Hollywood, USA
• Included in 100 Most Outstanding Filipinos in America in 2012


In his career, Marlou handled famous personalities like Harvey Weinstein, Kylie Minogue, Selene Gomez, Lorraine Schwartz, David Foster, Jim Brickman, etc. He also groomed Filipino celebrities like Martin Nievera, Pops Fernandez, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Aiai Delas Alas, KC Concepcion, Sarah Geronimo, Jonalyn Viray, Kathryn Bernardo, Boy Abunda and many more.

Marlou is passionate to take his craft to a multifaceted concept of Beauty.


According to Marlou, “I believe that I am a stylist for a reason. My dream has always been to make people’s lives beautiful. And I know that is the reason why God has put me into this place – this is all His will.”

MC Multifaceted Care Beauty Approach


We combined Aesthetic & Medical thru our unique Multifaceted Care Beauty Approach. We see your skin, eyes, eyebrow, nose, lips, hair plus the others when we treat & beautify you. We see the whole you. We recreate a person without them going under the knife.

MC is known for his #DARETOBARE. A skin care process that consists of 4Rs.

RE-SURFACE
o Damaged skin build up is one of the major causes of skin damage and dull looking skin. This treatment protocol re-structures the skin and collagen formation.

RE-DRAPE
o This approach in skin care program includes the different treatments of Chemical Peel protocols designed for specific skin types. This treatment protocol will bring your dull skin and treats your unwanted melasma, skin discolorations, and acne stains, back to the “baby skin” #nofilter camera ready result without the use of make-up.

RE-FILL
o Degeneration process of collagen production is inevitably part of the aging process. This treatment protocol is designed with a combination of non-surgical collagen dermal refills both intradermal and intravenous approach.

RE-SHAPE
o This treatment protocol brings you back to your throwback photos where you don’t see those fine lines, wrinkles and loose skin. Facelifts are now possible with advance state-of-the-art treatments that need no surgery. We call it the “lunch-facelift”.

Fight Melasma

Melasma is a discoloration of the skin and can cause dark spots on the face. Melasma is a common skin problem among women in the Philippines. It causes brown to gray-brown patches, usually on the face.

It has significant emotional impact; such as feeling bothered, frustrated and embarrassed, and depressed about their skin appearance.

Most just “COVER” their face by:
v Putting Makeup
v Applying dangerous peeling solutions
v Putting substandard creams
v Doing self-medicatio

Introducing MC’s unique and innovative skin care program Re-drape to conquer Melasma. A treatment protocol that will bring your dull skin and treats your unwanted melasma, skin discolorations, and acne stains, back to the “baby skin” #nofilter camera ready result without the use of make-up. No machines, no lasers, no harsh chemicals, no pains, only all natural procedures, with minimal downtime during post treatment process.

And to jump start the process, MC Aesthetics presents a new breakthrough in skin care that fights Melasma. As we age, the body produces free radicals that results into Sun Spots, Liver Spots and Melasma, caused by hormonal imbalance, Sun’s UVA and UVB race, or free radicals that results into the formation of Melanocytes.

Marlou Colina a Celebrity Medical Aesthetic Specialist, CEO of MHCO Group of Companies, a business conglomerate of gasoline retail and distribution, and a Real Estate Developer based in the Philippines and in the United States, now introduces a product that will help men and women fight skin condition known as Melasma. This 100% all natural serum is one of the fast selling product due to its efficacy and dramatic results seen in patients suffering from Melasma. Key ingredients are: Hyaluronic Acid, Collagen, Elastin, Glutathione, Kojic Acid, Alpha Arbutin.

MC Aesthetic Lightening Serum is formulated to target the darkened area by blocking the Tyrosinase Inhibitor enzyme that is responsible in melanin pigment formation.

This serum is indicated for the face, armpit and any areas of the body that needs lightening treatment.

With few drops needed, apply the serum to the affected area day and night.



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“Eat N’ Greet: a tour-rific food crawl full of sweet surprises”

Foodpanda, the top on-demand food delivery service in the country  continues it’s Eat N’ Greet series – the tourrific food crawl. Built on the success of the foodpanda’s old Good Food Tour, the Eat n’ Greet series aims to build a fun food experience to participants, allowing them to discover the best taste in town. Unique food choices on a thematic scale is one of the highlights of the event – along with meeting and greeting the owners and chefs that are behind the success of the restaurants.

This food crawl is all about new food experiences and for the second theme of the series, foodpanda is happy to partner with Scottland Food Group (SFGC) to celebrate the sweet month of September; the time for bonuses and  treating yourself. What better  reason could there be to bring together foodies for a sweet, sweet night. foodpanda and Scottland Food Group agree on the most important thing – good food is for everyone!

Come celebrate with the best foodies in town during our September Eat n’ Greet! Don’t forget you can order your favourite meals from all restaurants involved on foodpanda.

These are the four partner restaurants from SFGC present in the second food crawl of the Eat n’ Greet Series:

1. BonChon:

Serving delicious Korean dishes for almost 9 years, BonChon continues to offer exciting new Korean dishes that you won’t find anywhere else. Who doesn’t love Korean-Style chicken?

2. Tori Chizu:

In Tori Chizu, don’t expect regular Japanese food, instead brace yourself for a cheesy twist on your favourites. Get ready for delicious fusion of Japanese and Western flavours.

3. Go Bento:

Go Bento is the go-to place for tasteful variety of Japanese food. It has a creative, surprising, delightfully delicious and convenient take on the bento meal.  Each meal is a memorable and fun food experience.

4. Caffe Freddo:

A place that offers the best of both worlds, good food and great coffee. A

frequent meet-up venue for professionals, but also a place for friends and family.

To be in the know of future foodpanda events, don’t forget to download the app or go online to sign up for more good food deals delivered straight to your door.

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Cebu Continues to Grow as a Prime City for Real Estate Investments

Manila, Philippines – Lamudi’s Housing Fair in Cebu is happening on September 21 and 22 at the SM Cebu Trade Hall. The real estate platform takes the housing fair to Cebu once again as data shows the city is popular for home buyers and investors.

With an increase of 11% in the number of leads generated in the first half of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018,Cebu continues to be a popular city for property seekers who are interested in property buying or investment. According to data from Lamudi, there is a significant interest in Cebu properties at various price points.

Property seekers interested in Cebu real estate look for properties in Banilad, which ranked first as the most searched in the province, with Lahug not far behind. According to Lamudi, the top 10 most popular areas in Cebu for real estate searches are:

  • Banilad
  • Lahug
  • Guadalupe
  • Talamban
  • Mabolo
  • Banawa
  • Basak
  • Labangon
  • Mactan
  • Kasambagan

Cebu expresses a healthy interest in home-ownership, specifically in houses worth over P3M. The most searched properties for sale are priced P1.5M on average, and a significant number of property seekers have expressed willingness to buy properties at this price. However, the number of property seekers interested in buying properties worth 3M or more is greater than the combined number of property seekers interested in buying from the P1.7M-3M, P450k-1.7M, and P450,000 or less price ranges.

The top five most-viewed prices for houses for sale are:

  • P1.5M
  • P3.5M
  • P6.5M
  • P5.5M
  • P5M

In terms of interest in rental properties, those costing between P10,000 to P20,000 are the most viewed, followed by properties priced higher at P20,000 to P30,000 and properties priced lower at 5,000 to P10,000. A majority of them have expressed willingness to buy properties costing over P30,000.

The Lamudi Cebu Housing Fair is the third installment of the real estate platform’s series of housing fairs in the Philippines this year. Following the successful events held at the TriNoma Activity Center and in Glorietta early this year, Lamudi is expecting property seekers, investors and real estate professionals to attend the event on September 21 and 22 at the Cebu Trade Hall in SM Cebu. 

The Housing Fair, which was a Metro Manila-only event until last year, is returning to Cebu for the second time after a successful event last year at Ayala Center Cebu.

“While real estate opportunities abound within Metro Manila, it’s high time for us to witness first-hand the constantly growing potential of Cebu as a real estate hotspot,” says Lamudi CEO Bhavna Suresh of the Cebu Housing Fair 2018.

Bringing trusted names in real estate together

Major sponsor Federal Land, a household name in property development, will be present together with minor sponsors King Properties, DMCI Homes, BPI Family Housing Loan, and Aboitiz Land. Lamudi is also joined by event partner Subdivision & Housing Developers Association, Inc. (SHDA) in the Cebu Housing Fair.

Attendees can visit booths from Be Residences, Damosa Land, Inc., Saekyung Realty, Philippine Estates Corporation, RFK Holdings, RDAK Land, and more. Lamudi Academy will also hold sessions to educate real estate professionals on online real estate marketing. Property seekers in attendance will also learn about topics surrounding homeownership from industry experts.

Lamudi’s media partners for the Cebu Housing Fair are Philippine Daily Inquirer Property, Business World, Business Mirror, Malaya Business Insight, and The Philippine Star.

For more information, visit lamudi.com.ph/housing_fair.