Sharp better solutions for a better life 2

December 4, 2019

With the continuous evolution of technology and the significant role it plays in the everyday lives of people, Sharp Philippines Corporation (SPC) continues to introduce products that aim to incorporate ease and convenience into the Filipino household. SPC’s products are categorized into four sections, or what they refer to as Solutions – that seek to address the needs of consumers. These are: Entertainment Solution, Clean & Comfort Solution, Health & Beauty Solution and Business Solution. Products highlighted last November 28, 2019 at The Madison Events Place complement those that were launched earlier in July. Though SHARP’s global direction is to bring in the latest products with 8K and AIoT technology, the company also devotes its resources in coming up with items packed with technologies that enables efficiency, provides comfort and promotes good health.  The audience was treated to a visual display as well as live demonstrations conducted by their corresponding Product Specialists, showcasing the features and capability of the items.   Entertainment Solution Having introduced the AQUOS 8K LED TV for the Filipino market last July, SHARP now presents its Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) series of Full HD and 4K HDR Android Televisions. Eligible Android TVs are Google Assistant ready, enabling users to interact with their devices and perform tasks such as playing music/videos, searching for the latest news among others, all hands-free. The new line of Android TVs comes with features such as Comfort Mode, a special AV Mode that reduces 50% of blue light. It also has an Advanced Bluetooth version, which allows users to connect the television to their external Bluetooth speakers.  Have your own personal cinematic sound system with the AQUOS Sound Partner AN-SX7A. It is compatible with a wide variety of devices and is extremely portable; resting comfortably on ones shoulders. The Acoustic Vibration System provides powerful sound and heavy bass, ensuring an immersive audio-visual experience that is perfect for when you are playing video games or enjoying the latest shows on Netflix.  Clean & Comfort  Solution      Personal hygiene is an important aspect in a Filipino’s life. Apart from ensuring the cleanliness of our own being, we want this to be reflected in our homes as well; a place considered as a sanctuary for individuals and families alike.      SPC has your well-being in mind; that is why they develop products that help achieve and maintain a fresh, comfortable environment. These are: Washing Machines, Ractive Air Vacuum Cleaner, Mite Catcher, Air-conditioner with AIoT J-Tech Inverter Technology and Air Purifier/Cleaner equipped with SHARP’s original Plasmacluster Ion Technology.      The application or use of these products are not only limited to homes, as they can also be utilized in venues such as offices, schools, hospitals and other establishments with high population densities; sure to benefit its occupants.  Health & Beauty  Solution      We try to keep ourselves healthy through proper exercise and appropriate diet. This also reflects on the food that we consume and how it is cooked. With SHARP’s Healsio Hotcook, healthy cooking is made possible as the natural moisture and original flavor from ingredients together with its nutritional values are retained, compared to conventional cooking. Dishes are hassle-free; with automatic control and various cooking programs depending on your menu, just place all the necessary ingredients and wait until it is finished. Voila! Your meal is now ready to be served.      Looking good is also tantamount to feeling good. When we exert even the littlest effort in fixing ourselves up, be it reporting to work every day or attending an event, we feel much more confident in facing the world. Beauty appliances for women, such as the Hair Dryer, Hair Iron and Curling Ion with Plasmacluster feature lessens dirt and prevents hair damage. The Scalp Massager on the other hand, reduces dry scalp and keeps our hair healthy. Business Solution      Understanding the needs of businesses, SHARP also has dedicated products that cater to the corporate sector through their dynamic displays that project clear and beautiful images for application as digital signages or for business meetings via the internet.      SHARP has also acquired and further developed the Dynabook Laptop, designed for business professionals and workplace environments. Combining their technologies (displays, sensors etc.) with that of Toshiba, they seek to produce market-leading computers and other devices. The Dynabook features a thin design with long-lasting battery and is rated with MIL-STD-810G for utmost durability.        Committed to quality and innovation, SHARP will continue to develop products that will bring Better Solutions for a Better Life to consumers.

FOPANORMIN launches Big Brother Small Brother concept

December 3, 2019

TRUE to its thrust to help fledgling food businesses among its members, the Food Producers' Association of Northern Mindanao (FOPANORMIN) launched over the weekend its Big Brother Small Brother program.   FOPANORMIN president Nenita Tan explained that under the scheme, the organization will partner with bigger stakeholders in the industry to assist its relatively smaller startups.   "We are looking for big players which are willing to provide guidance to our selected MSME members in terms of technical assistance, proper managrment of logistics, accounting, marketing, products processing, etc.," Tan said.   These so-called big players may be multinational companies, academe, government units, foundations or financial institutions.   In return, the selected micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) must be committed to apply what they have learned during the corporate tutelage, according to Tan.   Tan said this program is part of FOPANORMIN's thrusts to provide food processors in this part of Mindanao to generate assistance both from government and private stakeholders.   Big Brother Small Brother concept is expected to be adopted next year.   Friday's launch coincided with the opening of the group's Christmas showcase at Limketkai Mall rotunda in Cagayan de Oro City.   "Whether it be as an association or as individual companies, we were able to share inputs with each other our own business experiences simply to be a catalyst for growth for each other within and outside the association," Tan said.   For almost 20 years now, FOPANORMIN has been instrumental in leading innovations to constantly upgrade and sustain the food processing industry in Region 10, partnering with such agencies as the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), among others.   It has a total of 32 industries as active members.   "We will continue to develop our products not just for membership upliftment but to showcase the best that Northern Mindanao can offer," Tan said.


December 2, 2019

Strutting their 70’s-themed outfits, IDC’s valued clients, sales force, long time industry partners and valued guests gathered to celebrate Italpinas’ 10 years of success in the real estate industry held last November 25, 2019, at Mallberry Business Suites Cagayan de Oro. Italpinas Development Corporation’s (IDC) Chairman & CEO, Architect Romolo Nati, and President, Attorney Jose Leviste, graced the event to join in the celebration.  “First of all I just want to thank everyone for your time and presence here tonight. I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again: you are the company’s best partners. Attorney Leviste and I do our jobs out of passion and for the past 10 years it was successful and it is because of you (our partners) and we thanked you for sticking around and I may we all have a wonderful night to enjoy” says Architect Nati. With the event place nearly brimming with participating agents, brokers, client, and industry partners, the party would not be complete without games, prizes, and dancing.  Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC) was incorporated and registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on January 26, 2009 as Italpinas Euroasian Design and Development Corporation. The company’s mission is to provide unique, innovative, sustainable and safe real estate products that satisfy and exceed the expectations of its customers. IDC's debut project called Primavera Residences Tower A&B, which is located in Cagayan de Oro City, is a mixed use residential condominium.  “Maybe we can also take tonight as a chance to thank and acknowledge each other. So let’s celebrate our milestone together because we’re doing well and this is just the beginning,” encouraged Atty. Jose Leviste III, IDC’s President. IDC is a listed green design-driven company engaged in real estate, born in the city of Golden Friendship, a city they considered the city of “Golden Opportunities”. Ten years ago IDC was established with an aspiration of becoming the first mover of green developments for emerging cities.  A few years later, with its two globally recognized and in demand projects Primavera Residences and Primavera City invested in Cagayan de Oro, the company achieved a great feat at a tender age.  For the past ten years, IDC was able to establish itself as a prime first mover in the real estate industry, focusing on delivering green condominiums located in emerging cities. Since its inception in 2009, IDC was able to successfully garner the highly coveted International Property Awards for Asia and the Pacific for all its development projects, namely: Primavera Residence, Primavera City and Miramonti Green Residences.  This year, IDC was chosen to be part of the elite list of companies included in the Circle of Excellence as Executive Leadership Team of the Year award by the Asia CEO Awards. IDC CEO, Romolo Nati  among the esteemed entrepreneurs included in the Circle Of Excellence as Entrepreneur of the Year award by the Asia CEO Awards 2019.

Reigniting the country’s viability in rice production with Honda Power Products

November 28, 2019

Maintaining a steady supply of rice crops has become increasingly difficult for a country like the Philippines frequently hit by destructive storms, typhoons, and flooding. With natural disasters brought upon by the El Nino phenomenon continually slowing down the nation’s domestic production, a change in status quo is currently being felt by the country in its agricultural standing, a change that is slowly becoming more of a crisis.      As a matter of fact, the last two decades saw the Philippines slip from being an agricultural exporter to an agricultural importer, becoming the world’s biggest importer of rice this year following the country’s recent calamities. According to a report by the United States’ Department of Agriculture – Foreign Agricultural Services (USDA-FAS), the country is projected to reach three million metric tons (MT) of rice imports by the end of 2019, that would be the highest for both the country and for the rest of the world.       Naturally, pride for one’s nation should compel able hands to get the country back on track into being known once again as one of the world’s top producers of rice. And through the help of Honda Power Products and its line of power tools that all aim to increase one’s productivity, this notion is still very much possible.      Designed to withstand any weather condition to satisfy the needs of able hands who till the soil for the benefit of the country, Honda Power Products and its line of Honda Brush Cutters were all engineered to boost people’s productivity, with variants that hone in on specific job requirements that Filipinos deal with everyday.      A tool that people can depend on for their daily needs is exactly what the Honda Brush Cutter UMK425T series aspire to be. With its Tap & Go feature to make it easier for people to accomplish their agricultural tasks, the UMK425T can also be utilized for household chores, allowing families to keep their backyard well managed, and their garden well maintained.      Leading those who till the soil towards greener pastures, Honda Power Products aims to provide them with everything that they would ever need with its UMK 435T line. With its UEDT variant being armed with nylon cutters, and its U2ST cousin featuring 2-teeth blades, the UMK435T got all bases covered to enable people to create the greener pastures that they can thrive in.      Of course, there will be instances when greener pastures require just a little bit extra effort. Fortunately for Filipinos, Honda Power Products thought of that too with its latest line of Honda Brush Cutters, the UMK 450T series.      Recognizing the needs of those who require just a little bit more, the UMK 450T builds on the success of its predecessors to provide people with the same level of reliability and dependability that Honda Power Products is known for.       Imbued by the high standards of a Honda power tool, the UMK 450T has two variants; one of which is the U2ST that features a 2-teeth blade cutter, while its counterpart – the UEDT, utilizes 3-teeth blades. Both variants are powered by a GX50T, 50cc engine to guarantee that this Honda Brush Cutter can withstand anything, even through heavy usage.      As long as there is work to be done, people can be confident that Honda Power Products will always be there to help and guide them to accomplish the things that they need to do, with different variants and SKUs to empower able hands efficiently.      Now is the time for the country to take back its spot as a viable rice producer in the world, and through these Honda Brush Cutters, the future looks brighter.

PH releases Premyo bonds

November 28, 2019

THE Philippine government through the Bureau of Treasury has released a public offering of so-called Premyo Bonds which started last November 25 and will end until December 13 this year. In a public forum held last Wednesday at Seda Centrio in Cagayan de Oro City, Bureau of Treasury director Eduardo Anthony Mariño III reported that the minimum investment for the Premyo Bonds is P500 and in multiples of P500 thereafter. With an issue date of December 18 this year, the maturity date of each bond will be on December 18, 2020 with an interest rate of three percent that is paid quarterly. Mariño further said that a maximum acquired bond of 20,000 units or P10 million is eligible for inclusion in each cash rewards draw with one winner of P10 million, one winner of house and lot each from Hotel 101, Lessandra by Vista Land and Megaworld, ten winners of P100,000 and 50 winners of P20,000. Draws will be held quarterly within the period before maturity. The Premyo Bonds can be acquired by individuals, trust entities, employee retirement funds, provident funds, cooperatives and associations. It is initiated by the Bureau of Treasury to make government securities available to small retail investors, according to Mariño.

Perkins Twins star in international movie, Kaibigan

November 27, 2019

Phenomenal, multi-awarded Filipino-American twins Jesse and Christian Perkins popularly known as the Perkins Twins are young Fil-Am recording and dance artists who are also staunch advocates against drugs, bullying, alcohol, smoking and promote purity.       Well accepted and sought after in the campus circle, the boyish duo has already made the rounds and performed in more than 1,000 school campuses and 90 malls nation-wide over the past three years. With strong and solid social media presence, their com-bined following to date is capped at 300,000 with more than 200,000 followers on Fa-cebook. The stats are steadily growing, signaling to an aggressive spread of their popu-larity.       There’s no stopping The Perkins Twins from reaching the stars and strongly connect-ing to the millennial generation as they take the lead in their first venture in the local film entitled ‘Kaibigan’.        Kaibigan (Friend) delves on the challenges, struggles, changes and the strong bonds of friendship among family and friends. It speaks of a beautiful journey towards per-sonal transformation and restoration of relationships, especially that of the family.       The family-oriented film stars Hollywood actor Stephen Baldwin pitting talents with vet-eran thespians Tirso Cruz, Cesar Montano, Jean Garcia, Lani Mercado, Victor Basa, Emmanuelle Vera and Janina Vela.  Danica Sotto, Tim Cone and Vince Hizon also make guest appearances.        The Perkins Twins are excited to be on tour and set foot on school campuses again and in various malls to connect with their followers and promote their inspiring movie and the movie theme song also entitled ‘Kaibigan’.  The song is beautifully penned by well-respected composer Vehnee Saturno and will be released soon.        ‘Kaibigan’, the movie premieres in cinemas nationwide on Dec 4, 2019. BACKGROUND ON THE PERKINS TWINS      The Perkins Twins - JESSE PERKINS and CHRISTIAN PERKINS were born in the Philippines and spent most of their growing up years in California.  The Perkins family returned to the Philippines four years ago and established businesses in the country.   The family opened a tennis academy and a coffee shop.         With undeniable singing talent, the twins were signed up as recording artists under Universal Records and Star Records.  They have made countless appearances on ABS-CBN, GMA and CNN. Their first album, Para Lang Sa ‘Yo is comprised of original songs by Vehnee Saturno.  They appeared on ABS-CBN, GMA, and CNN.       The Perkins Twins are President Bush and President Obama awardees. The young performers received full scholarships for athletics and academics to the University of California at Berkeley.      They were recently featured as the youngest Fil-Am difference makers on ABS TFC Filipino Champions, and GMA Power Ng Pinoy.       To date, The Perkins Twins are ambassadors for DepEd, the Dangerous Drugs Board, CCF, the Philippine Bible Society and World Vision.      Kaibigan Links:, Official Kaibigan Movie Teaser, Official Kaibigan Movie      Kaibigan Lyrics Video Link:      FOR INQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT:  MISS TARNY PERKINS Phone: 0927-313-3545 / 0928-212-5229 Email: Perkins Twins: Kaibigan Movie:


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