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Shop your grocery needs at Easy Grocery!

Have you been in a situation wherein you need to buy some ingredients that are lacking in your recipe? Want to buy grocery things for the week’s stock but can’t find time to do that? You have the time to shop for food items but the reality of horror traffic and parking dilemma prevents you to go outside the house, or you simply just feel lazy to go to supermarkets and want to lie in bed the whole day this weekend? If that’s so, now you can grocery shop right at the comfort of your home with your smartphone.

Download the Easy Grocery app from Google Play or App Store, sign-up and you’re good to on-line shop for your household needs. What’s more? You can monitor the progress of your order in real-time. Easy Grocery runners and riders are on stand-by to get your orders and will even ask or offer you alternative products if your order is not available in your preferred grocery store. Isn’t that great?

Easy Grocery, grocery made easy!

Press Release:

Easy Grocery: A novel and trouble-free way to grocery shopping

Great news – you can now do your groceries online, and in the comfort of your own home!
Imagine foregoing the hassle of physically going to the grocery, dealing with traffic and parking
woes, dealing with a crowded supermarket and longer lines at the cashier.
This is made possible by Easy Grocery, the latest mobile app which allows consumers to
purchase their grocery items from the app and have them delivered to their preferred address
within 60 minutes committed time. The app works for both iOS and Android phones and is now
available for download from the App Store and Google Play.

The launch of EasyGrocery comes at a time when more and more Pinoy shoppers are putting
premium value for convenience. The results of the annual Nielsen Shopper Trends report from
2015 to 2017 showed a common theme on the shopping habits of Filipinos. While income and
purchasing power remains on the upswing, what remains a reality is that the consumers’ time is
now a highly-priced commodity. Hence, products and services that are convenient, trustworthy
and hassle-free will always appeal to busy Filipinos.

The proliferation of online shopping in the Philippines has significantly altered the way Filipino
consumers approach shopping. In 2015, there are already 26.01 million Filipino eCommerce
users, majority of which come from the middle class. Topping their list of purchase are
electronic goods, clothes and even furniture.

Therefore, it is surprising that in spite the proliferation of online shopping sites and apps, one
still has yet to buy their groceries on foot and in store. This may be the reason why another
earlier Shopper Trends survey showed that Filipinos are spending less during grocery shopping
but spending more in convenience stores.

(https://www.rappler.com/brandrap/finance-and-industries/134852-ecommerce-industry-philippines)

Grocery Shopping for the changing times

EasyGrocery aims to cater to the average Filipinos who find grocery shopping a daunting but
necessary task: it can be the average office worker who spends a minimum of 8 hours in the
office, excluding overtime; it can be the harried mother trying to balance taking care of the kids
and still do house chores; or it can be OFWs who want to be more hands-on on their family’s
budgeting.

“We currently live in a fast-paced lifestyle where convenience and time-savings are the public’s
priority requirement in their day-to-day activities. It is from this reality that the idea by which
EasyGrocery was conceptualized.”, said EasyGrocery’s President & CEO Eugene Leoncio.
Whatever the case may be, this latest mobile app delivers the hassle-free and convenient way
of getting the week’s basic necessities from the store to the customer’s home, with just a few
clicks.

To appeal to the discerning market, EasyGrocery puts prime value in winning the trust of their
users by putting their own brand of customer service in place:

  • A fast and easy ordering system designed exclusively for the app
  • Trained Runners who will personally pick-up the groceries as soon as orders are
    confirmed online
  • GPS mobile app tracker for their riders which allows customers to track the driver’s
    location with ETA
  • A proactive notification system which allows customers to see if items/orders are
    already in process and see their current status

EasyGrocery provides a variety of online grocery shopping options as it makes it possible to
purchase the orders in some of the country’s biggest supermarket chains. What’s best,
groceries will come from the stores nearest to the customers in order to meet delivery time.
Users have the option of paying Cash On Delivery (COD), credit card and points payment and
soon, payments can also be made via Bayad Centers, over the counter, online banking,
convenience stores and mobile payment facilities.

And since EasyGrocery only charges a flat rate of 100 pesos for the service fee per order and
another 100 pesos for the delivery fee; it is still more affordable compared to commuting and
then dealing with the unnecessary expenses of grocery shopping!
EasyGrocery is now available in its three pilot areas of Makati, Parañaque and Taguig, and
hopes to add more cities in the coming months.

http://www.easygrocery.ph @easygroceryapp official hashtags:
#EasyGroceryPH #GroceryMadeEasy
info@easygrocery.ph @easygroceryph

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Filinvest City – 5th Endurance Weekend

The Filinvest Endurance Weekend is back! 24, 12 and 6th Hour Categories. Save the Date Sept 30 to Oct 1, 2017.

WHAT:   Filinvest City Endurance Weekend 2017
WHERE:   Pacific Rim, Filinvest City, Alabang
WHEN:   Saturday to Sunday, September 30 – October 1, 2017

Expected number of participants: 500

Lap Details
Minimum Number of Laps:
• 24 Hour: 24 Laps
• 12 Hour: 12 Laps
• 6 Hour: 6 laps

For relay teams, there is a minimum number of laps per team mate.
• 24 Hour Teams of 3: 8 Laps
• 12 Hour Teams of 2: 6 Laps

RACE ROUTE ON-LINE REGISTRATION

https://reg.goorahna.com/#/event/enduranceweekend2017

 

Press Release

Registration for 5th Filinvest City Endurance Weekend now open.

Elite and amateur mountain bike (MTB) riders can once again expect a thrilling and demanding race experience as the 5th Filinvest City Endurance Weekend makes its way on September 30 – October 1, 2017, at the Filinvest City Alabang.

The Filinvest City Endurance Weekend, first staged in 2013, is an exciting two-day MTB event unlike any other as it challenges riders– either in solo and team categories to push themselves to the limit in the 6-hour, 12-hour, or 24-hour race spans that are very much a test of skill, endurance, and strength.

That Filinvest City serves as the race venue has become even more relevant and fitting with the recent introduction of bike lanes and trails, the latter a feature that cannot be found in other CBDs. Already, bikers of all backgrounds are taking advantage of these amenities, not only on weekends but also during the work week, making Filinvest City a true bikefriendly CBD.

Apart from an exclusive medal for all finishers and winners, generous cash prizes also await winners in the various the various race categories.

The 24-hour leg will start on September 30 (Saturday) at 12nn; the 12-hour leg will start on September 30 (Saturday) at 5pm; while the 6-hour leg will start on October 1 (Sunday) at 6:00am.

For more information on the Filinvest City Endurance Weekend and the accompanying registration fees and procedures involved, visit facebook.com/FilinvestCityOFFICIAL. Ariana Dormitorio

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Hello Kitty Run Link Love Together Manila 2017

Press Release:

Hi there, Hello Kitty fans! Are you ready to spread love and have fun with Hello Kitty? After visiting Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia, Hello Kitty is coming to the Philippines through the first ever Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 happening on October 21, 2017! Let’s have fun with family and friends with the fun run’s theme, “Link Love Together!

Our beloved Hello Kitty will inspire love and share happiness with everyone in the 5km fun run at the SM By the Bay, SM MOA Complex. To show her excitement to meet all participants, she prepared an exclusive edition Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 race kit consisting of themed race tee and race bib, with lots of special gifts from sponsors, all in a very cute exclusive Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 drawstring bag! Everyone who will cross the finish line will also receive a very cute special edition Hello Kitty Run finisher’s medal for their effort!

Hello Kitty herself will meet-and-greet friends and fans at a special stage program during the event! There will also be lots of activities and booths where you can get exclusive and limited edition souvenirs and merchandise.

Early bird tickets has been selling from July 1 until August 15; Standard tickets from August 16 to September 15; and Last minute tickets from September 16 to October 15. Register now at www.hellokittyrunph.com !

Hello Kitty Run Manila 2017 is organized by Tokyo Gets Ltd and Te

n:22 Business Solutions in partnership with CHERIFER Syrup, along with its official venue partner, SM By the Bay, official media partners; ETC and 2nd Avenue, Manila Bulletin, Philippine Star, Business Mirror and Otaku Asia, major partners Pocari Sweat and Crystal Clear, Toy Kingdom, Skin White, Rizal Park Hotel, Golden Phoenix Hotel, Pascual Creamy Delight, Skechers, Devant, and marketing partners Salonpas, Acer, Banana Peel, Fujifilm Instax, Softex and Healthy Innovations. This event is supported by JLOP (Japan’s Ministry of Economy and Industry, Contents Division).

Let’s LINK LOVE TOGETHER at HELLO KITTY RUN MANILA 2017!

Team 7-Eleven Philippines Reign in Da Nang International Marathon 2017

Da Nang Vietnam, August 6, 2017 – This year’s Da Nang International Marathon was successfully concluded this morning in Danang, Vietnam with six Filipino runners, representing Team 7-Eleven Philippines, taking podium spots in the full marathon and half-marathon races .

Lany Cardona of Pangasinan cruised through the 42km race to land as the champion of the women’s division, finishing the course in 03:27:26 while Rafael Pescos of Cebu finished second in the men’s division with a finish time of 02:40:06. Richard Salano, a member of the Philippine Army secured the third spot in the podium of the 21km race with a finish time of 1:20:36 while the trio of Jho-An Banayag-Villarma (01:31:53), Nhe-Ann Barcena (01:37:08) and Ruffa Sorongon (01:37:38) swept the first, second and third spots of the 21km women’s category.

Meanwhile, Lizane Abella (4:20:19) and Azlan Pagay (3:02:06) took the Top 1 honors in their respective age group for the 42km and Kennechie Lorbes (1:49:10) took Top 5 for his Age Group in the 21km race.

“Masaya kami kasi ang 7-Eleven ay walang sawa na pinadadala kami sa ganitong international race.” said Lany Cardona who together with Rafael Pescos were given a slot to race in the Shonan International Marathon happening on December in Kanagawa, Japan with all expenses paid, as part of their prize for winning in the 42km category of this race.

Nine Filipino runners participated in this morning’s race, four of them in the full marathon while five in the half-marathon – a fulfillment of the commitment given by Philippine Seven Corporation (7-Eleven Philippines) to the top 3 (male and female) marathon and full marathon winners of the 7-Eleven Run that was held in the Filinvest City, Alabang last February.

According to Project Head Ms. Michelle Saludes, “We at 7-Eleven want to give Filipino runners not part of the Philippine Team the opportunity to showcase their abilities and be recognized in an international competition.”

Local and foreign participants coming from 50 countries, competed in the Da Nang International Marathon 2017 where the route brought the experience of running through Da Nang’s beautiful coastline passing the bridges across the poetic Han’s river in the middle of the city during sunrise.

This is the fifth year that 7-Eleven Philippines has brought Filipino runners to an international race giving them full support from taking care of all expenses, pocket money and with the help of sponsor Asics Tiger, a complete race suit.

“We will continue to encourage runners who aspire to represent the country in an international competition through the 7-Eleven Run Series which we are planning to expand by having another race in Cebu before the year ends and which will serve as a qualifying race to the 7-Eleven Run happening in Manila next year.” shared Mr. Jose Ang Jr., General Merchandise Division Head.

The participation of Filipino runners was made possible through the effort of Philippine Seven Corporation together with the support of sponsors Safeguard, Selecta Ice Cream, Pocari Sweat, Del Monte, Nature’s Spring, Summit Water, Dole Pineapple, Powerade, Solar Sports, CNN Philippines, Skyway, Filinvest and Asics.

TORUK – The First Flight by Cirque du Soleil

 

One month until the Asian debut in Manila! June 23rd – July 2nd

Manila, May 24th, 2017 – Cirque du Soleil is delighted to hold it’s Asian premiere of TORUK –  The First Flight in Manila, Philippines! Inspired by James Cameron’s record-breaking movie AVATAR, the show will be presented at the Mall of Asia Arena June 23rd– July 2nd 2017.

“After 15 months of touring North America and over 1.3 million fans, we are ecstatic to make our Asian debut in the great city of Manila! We heard Filipinos love the movie Avatar so we really hope they will join us to revisit Pandora in this visually stunning live setting. TORUK is a one-of-a-kind show with breathtaking video projections, impressive acrobatic acts, gigantic puppets… There is truly something for everyone in the family!’’ says Janie Mallet, publicist for TORUK – The First Flight.

Avatar is really meant to be a celebration of human motion and human emotion and Cirque is able to capture that absolutely perfectly because it’s all about human performance and physicality. It makes you feel alive to watch these performers!”  – James Cameron, writer and director of Avatar

Tickets start at 1500PHP and are now on sale at www.cirquedusoleil.com/toruk and smtickets.com!

The show
Since Fall 2015, TORUK – The First Flight has traveled through Canada, the United States and Mexico to bring James Cameron’s world of Pandora to life every week. Experience a storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery, and possibility.

Through a riveting fusion of cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score, Cirque du Soleil applies its unique signature style to James Cameron’s imaginary world and “makes the bond” between two kindred artistic visions that capture the imagination.

This live immersive experience also bears the distinct signature of directors and multimedia innovators Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon. It is a living ode to the Na’vi’s symbiotic coexistence with nature and their belief in the basic interconnectedness of all living things.

Follow us at www.facebook.com/torukthefirstflight, Twitter @cirque | Instagram @cirquedusoleil | Snapchat @CirqueSnap | #TORUK #Avatar #CirqueduSoleil

Cirque du Soleil

TORUK – The First Flight is Cirque du Soleil’s 37th production since 1984. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 155 million spectators in more than 300 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit https://www.cirquedusoleil.com.

To find out more about the ONE DROP Foundation, visit https://www.onedrop.org.

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Run for the mountains, and support lives!

What:   Run for the Mountains

When:   May 27, 2017

Where:   Mckinley West, Mckinley Hill, Bonifacio Global City

Gun Start:   5:30am 

Non-profit organization, JCI Manila will kick off a 3K, 5K, and 10K run on May 21, Sunday on the streets of McKinley West in Taguig City.

Gun Start is at 5:30am.

Dubbed as Run for the Mountains, the event will also feature performances from Indigenous People (IP) athletes – respectively of Mangyan, Igorot, or Aeta roots. Each is set to showcase his/her skill in archery, javelin throw, storytelling, music, and dance.

Proceeds will go towards the improvement of Field of Dreams – a 60 meter by 60 meter sports facility that regularly runs baseball/softball and football programs for the youth of Paradise Heights – commonly known as the Smokey Mountain community in Tondo, Manila.

Funds will also help build water pipes for homes in IP villages.

“The goal of this run is to come up with resources for less fortunate kids – keep them busy through sports, so they can stay away from drugs and other vices. At the same time, help raise awareness about the plight of IP communities in the Philippines,” says JCI Manila Run for the Mountains Chairman, Jackie Sadhwani.

“There’s a bright future ahead for people from marginalized and neglected sectors of the country. Extending help is one way of making them realize that the world, after all, is still filled with good people who can inspire others to live a good life,” Sadhwani adds.

To know more about JCI Manila’s Run for the Mountains, you may visit its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/runforthemountains/

Eight boys and eight girls named newest All-Stars of Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska

MANILA, PHILIPPINES, May 15, 2017 – Youth players from the Regional Selection Camp in Metro Manila shined the brightest among 72 boys and girls in the National Training Camp of Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 presented by Alaska held at the Don Bosco Technical Institute May 12-13 and at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall on May 14, attended by Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton and former WNBA All-Star Sue Wicks.

Jr. NBA, the league’s global youth basketball participation program for boys and girls, teaches fundamental skills, builds character, and promotes active lifestyles for Filipinos nationwide.  Payton and Wicks joined Jr. NBA Coaches Chris Sumner and Jeffrey Cariaso in training and working with the young campers throughout the National Training Camp.  Jr. NBA Asia Advisory Council members including NBA Legend Dikembe Mutombo also attended the final day of the National Training Camp.

Eight boys and eight girls—comprised of players from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao—were selected as Jr. NBA All-Stars on the last day of the three-day camp that honed and tested the basketball skills of regional finalists from tryouts staged in Cagayan de Oro, Lucena, Cebu and Manila earlier this year.

Kenji Trey Duremdes, 14, Jan Clement Macalalag, 13, and Victorino Torres, 13, of La Salle Greenhills; Joachim Eddie Laure of University of Santo Tomas High School; Johndel Austria, 13, of Escuela de Sophia-Caloocan; Ian Dominic Espinosa, 13, of Ateneo de Iloilo; Reinhard Jumanoy, 13, of University of San Carlos-North Campus; and Jeryk Dwight Bait, 14, of St. Francis National High School in Lucena represent the boys named as Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 All-Stars.

The girls selected as Jr. NBA All-Stars are composed of Boni Marylene Solis, 12; Jane Araza, 13, and Jeehan Nikaela Ahmed, 13, of Chiang Kai Shek College; Jazmine Ann Maniquis, 13, of St. Paul Pasig; Lindsey Nacional, 13, of La Salle College Antipolo; Camille Nolasco, 14, of Miriam College; and Chinnsai Demana, 13, of the University of the Visayas in Cebu.

Catrina June Biongcog of Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan and Jed Cabellon of Southwestern Univerrsity of Cebu meanwhile were selected as the Jr. NBA Philippines 2017 Coaches of the Year.  The Jr. NBA All-Stars together with the Coaches of the Year will be rewarded with an overseas NBA experience later this year and will be joined by fellow Jr. NBA All-Stars from Southeast Asia.

The following players also received special awards for their outstanding achievements in the National Training Camp: Mariela Avila of Lucena and Zean Paolo Moreno of Cagayan De Oro, Panasonic Rising S.T.A.R. Award; Camille Nolasco of Manila and Ian Espinosa of Iloilo, Cloudfone All-Star Players of the Game;  Princess Delig of Cebu and Johndel Austria of Manila, Gatorade Hustle Award; Yza Camila Alarcon of Manila and Maverick John Vieto of Lucena, Globe Telecom Sportsmanship Award; Camille Nolasco and Joachim Eddie Laure of Manila, Alaska Ambassadors; and Boni Marylene Solis and Kenji Duremdes, Jr. NBA Most Valuable Players.

Additionally, the National Training Camp showcased the fifth edition of the Jr. NBA All-Star alumni game hosting several past Jr. NBA All-Stars who have ascended in the amateur and collegiate ranks, and staged the first ever alumni homecoming of the Jr. NBA Philippines program.

For more information, fans can follow Jr. NBA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jrnbaphilippines.  For all things NBA, fans can visit www.nba.com, like the NBA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/philsnba and follow www.twitter.com/nba_philippines on Twitter.

To learn more about the Alaska Milk Corporation, visit www.alaskamilk.com and w ww.playph.com.