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Thursday, May 21, 2015

“Luv U Pet” lauded for jam-packed Grand Eyeball

Pet lovers from all over Metro Manila and nearby provinces gathered for the grand eyeball of GMA News TV show Luv U Pet last week.

In a rare sight, owners of dogs, cats, birds, fish, hamsters, hedgehogs, rats, piglets and exotic pets were seen altogether last Sunday (May 17) in Baywalk, Roxas Boulevard to take part in the season finale event of the only pet lifestyle show on Philippine TV.

Twenty four officially registered pet groups were in complete attendance, namely: Association of Cavite Dog Lovers (ACDL), Bulacan Dog Walkers (BDW), Bulakan Bulacan Dog Walkers (BBDW), Bulakenyo Huskies (BH and Friends), Dog Owners Group Philippines (D.O.G. Ph), Philippine Fish Adoption (PFA), FURever BARKadas (FurBark), Hamster Club of the Philippines (HCP), Hedgehog Owners of the Philippines (HOP), Japanese Spitz Club of the Philippines (JSCP), Keepers of Extreme Exotics Philippines (KEEP), KutingPH, Malabon Dog Pack Club (MDPC), Mini Pinscher Lovers Philippines (MPL.ph), Philippine Bird Lovers and Trainers (PBLT), Philippine Chihuahua Club (PCC), Philippine Siberian Husky Club (PSHC), Pooch Pals Philippines (PPP), Siberian Huskies Society (SHS), SUPERDOGS of the PHILIPPINES, United Dog Lovers of Bulacan (UDLB), United Philippines Jack Russell Terrier Club (UPJRTC), Valenzuela Pack (ValPack) and Valenzuela South Alpha Dogs (VSAD). Other pet groups also participated in the event, including members from the Philippine Parrot Free Fly (PPFF) and Pet Rats Philippines (PRP).

The groups are grateful to the show for organizing the event.

Feeling part talaga kami ng programa ng Luv U Pet, hindi lang kami audience (We all felt like we were part of the Luv U Pet program, that we were not just an audience),” said Jovy Gomez of ACDL.

Hindi mawawala ang energy namin lalo na kung alam namin na nagkakasama-sama sa isang event na ganito ay ‘yung mga tao na may parehong paniniwala at pagpapahalaga sa importansiya ng ating mga mahal na alaga (Our energies were high because we knew that we were with people who have the same care for our beloved pets.),” said Redgz Falogme of BDW.

“Your show really gave way to meet new people who are also pet lovers like us and exchange knowledge in handling our pets,” Therese Tenorio of BBDW added.

For FurBark, it was their group’s first event participation as a dog group and they had so much fun. “Kahit mainit hindi pa din nagpatinag ang mga dumalo siyempre for the love of our pets (Despite the summer heat, all participants stayed on for the love of our pets),” said their admin Gara Edora.

JCSP found it hard to organize their group and they are thankful because the event was able to encourage their members to attend. “Naging daan ang event ng Luv U Pet para maging mas excited ang mga members namin for a meet-and-greet (The Luv U Pet event paved the way for our members to be more excited to meet),” Cris Servancia happily shared.

Sobrang dami din naming natutunan kasi hindi lang sa dogs nagfocus yung event. Ang dami naming groups na nakilala (We learned so much because the event did not just focus on dogs. We were able to meet many other groups.),” said Cherryl Roa of VSAD. They also dedicated their participation to the victims of the Valenzuela factory fire.

The event also served as an avenue for other groups to promote awareness of their pets.

The PFA for instance, had fun giving away fish for adoption and teaching people about proper fish keeping. “Nakakatuwa talaga kasi hindi namin inexpect na 15 new members ang nagjoin sa group namin (It is overwhelming because we did not expect 15 new members to join our group.),” said their admin Vincent Tan.

Niño Czarene San Jose, admin of groups HCP, HOP and PBLT, felt the same. “Sarap ng feeling na makitang maraming tao ang gustong alamin kung paano mag alaga ng hedgehog, etc. (It felt great to see many people wanting to learn how to care for hedgehogs, hamsters and birds.)”

Cris Dulay of KEEP did not miss the opportunity to showcase their exotic pets. He said, “We [are] glad that we [were able to] share our love for exotic pets to the public and show them the beauty of our pets.”

Event highlights

Pinoy Dog Whisperer and Luv U Pet host Lestre Zapanta led the morning’s pack walk with hundreds of dogs and dog owners. The southbound lane of Roxas Boulevard was closed for the activity.

At the venue was Luv U Pet co-host Jamie Fournier who entertained the crowd as the event’s host. Together with co-presenters and sponsors, Fournier gave away freebies and prizes in several games and raffle draws during the whole event.

Special guests Pia Magalona and her children Clara and Arkin also came to show support. They also brought along with them their pets Tracy (Shih Tzu) and Fifi (Poodle). Announcing the launch of Luv U Pet’s official T-shirts exclusively distributed by FrancisM Clothing Co (FMCC), Pia also gave the mechanics for their Luv U Pet T-Shirt promo where winners can get the chance to be featured in the TV show. FMCC’s Dance Crew showed some cool moves in their dance numbers.

Pet owners were treated to free services like anti-rabies vaccination, grooming and doggie buffet. Lectures from veterinarians and pet product sponsors encouraged proper handling, diet and treatment of pets. The event’s major highlight was Lestre Zapanta’s dog training lecture where he gave a live demonstration to dog owners.

Promoting responsible pet ownership

Animal welfare organizations actively participated in the event, with Adopt a Pet Philippines (AAPP) and Island Rescue Organization (IRO) setting up a pet adoption and fundraising booth for the benefit of dog rescue centers in Cebu and Bacolod. Metro Manila’s only college of veterinary medicine, De La Salle Araneta University, along with one of its student arms Rodeo Club Araneta Chapter, served as an extended vaccination booth, water and first aid station. First aid for humans was provided for by Health Wealth.

photos from Luv U Pet facebook.

The Luv U Pet Grand Eyeball was made possible by Claire Delfin Media together with Pet Express, Merial Philippines, FrancisM Clothing Co. and EzyDog Philippines. Major sponsors are Major D Multi-Purpose Disinfectant, Bubble Bath: The pH Balanced Dog Shampoo, Yum! Yum! Dog Food, and Pets with Style Spa and Boutique. WhenInManila.com is the official media partner for this event.

Highlights of this event will be shown on Luv U Pet’s first season finale this Saturday (May 23), 4:00-4:30pm on GMA News TV. Luv U Pet is produced by Claire Delfin Media.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

National Training Camp of Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA 2015 presented by Alaska (day 1)

 Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2015 presented by Alaska holds its National Training Camp last April 24 to 26 at the PICC Forum and at the SM Mall of Asia. NTC brought to close the 4-month long series of clinics and regional selection camps that started last January 24 at the British School Manila.

Philadelphia 76er Nerlens Noel, who is in the running for Rookie of the Year for the 2014-2015 season, and Ruth Riley, 2-time champion and WNBA Legend, joined Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Head Coach Chris Sumner and local Jr. NBA coaches in conducting the 3-day boot camp for players. The players aged 10-14 are the ones who topped their respective regional selection camps in Puerto Princesa, Biñan, Iloilo, Baguio, Bacolod, Davao, Manila and the Alaska Power Camp earlier this year. 50 Jr. NBA players and 24 Jr. WNBA players were selected from regional selection camps conducted in February, March and April and the Alaska Power Camp.

So proud of Noel and Riley, they conducted the NBA Cares activity for World Vision during the training camp. The highlights of the three-day National Training Camp are advanced basketball drills, skills challenges, workouts and the Jr. NBA core values of Sportsmanship, Teamwork, a positive Attitude and Respect (S.T.A.R.).

As a mother, I'm so proud of the players especially to the girls. All of them showed their passion in their sports. And they really enjoyed the company of the International players.

A special highlight of this year’s National Training Camp is the Jr. NBA Alumni All Star Game that played at the SM-MOA Music Hall. Twenty-four Jr. NBA alumni from 2009 to 2014 bannered by hotshots and up and coming players in the collegiate and junior leagues played on Team Nerlens and Team Ruth. 

Soon on my story the final day at National Training Camp 2015.

Lazada's Big App Sales on May 21-24

Lazada, will kicks off its Big App Sale on May 21, 2015. This four-day event promises to bring the best mobile app-exclusive promotions across all product categories to consumers in the Southeast Asia.

Lazada's Big App Sale, exclusive sale extravaganza brings the best deals to thank Lazada’s rapidly growing number of app users for their support. Since the company launched the Android  app in June 2013 followed by the iOS app in January 2014, mobile app downloads have reached over 11 million to date in the region. The Android app has consistently ranked among the daily top four shopping apps in Southeast Asia. In April this year, the iOS app has been featured as a recommended shopping app about 70 times daily on the regional App Store.

The Lazada Big App sale kicks off on 21 May offering four different promotions for shoppers to get the maximum value from their purchases via mobile apps. App users can enjoy crazy deals each day at 9am, 12pm, 6pm and 9pm.  For additional value, Lazada app users can enjoy an extra 10% discount off a selected category every day, and vouchers giveaways. There will also be a ‘PhP 99 Store’ with 100 deals priced at only PhP 99.

Lazada Philippines is also excited to announce the first-ever Globe Sunday promo where an exclusive 10% discount voucher will be available to Globe ​prepaid, postpaid, TM and Tattoo customers on Sunday, May 24. This additional discount is valid for purchases made on the Lazada Mobile App and is applicable on all items. Globe Sunday is the first exclusive promo to run after the recently signed partnership between the country’s no.1 mobile brand Globe Telecom and the largest e-commerce player, Lazada Philippines.

Lazada has also seen a surge in mobile app downloads across the region, which has grown over 75% since December 2014. There were approximately 1.5 million or close to 50,000 downloads per day in April alone.

Accoring to 
Inanc Balci, CEO of Lazada Philippines, “We bring Southeast Asia’s largest online shopping mall to our consumers anytime and anywhere, with a best-in-class effortless mobile app shopping experience. Besides fantastic deals during our Big App Sale, consumers get access to the widest range of international and local products at their fingertips and enjoy secure payment options such as cash-on-delivery.” 

Happy Shopping!!!

SM Cinema, San Mateo Light, Camera, Action!

SM Lifestyle and Entertainment, Inc. continued to rise their empire as it opens its 51st SM Cinema at the newly launched SM City San Mateo, Rizal last week.

And good news to all the peeps from San Mateo, SM Cinema San Mateo re-introduced “Winema,” which stands for We Interact with the Cinema. A live interactive pre-movie game, Winema is propelled by a motion sensitive camera that is installed inside the theatre. The camera allows movie goers to play a game by waving their hands in the air, left and right, to control the characters in the screen. SM Cinema San Mateo is the only theatre to carry Winema permanently.

SM Cinema San Mateo is the third SM Cinema to open in Rizal, following SM City Taytay and SM City Masinag. SM Cinema had previously opened its 50th branch in SM Mega Center, Cabanatuan last April 24. Including San Mateo, SM Cinema counts 285 screens nationwide.

Share your Sunsilk Selfie Moment

For me, Karaoke night is one of the best bonding for barkadas and Red Box is the perfect place. Thanks to Kathy ( Life is Kulayful) and Sunsilk for inviting me at the Hairkadaoke Night event. 

And I guess, best selfie moment when your having great time with your friends. I admit that I'm not a selfie person but I love having photos with my friends. And just like Sarah Geronimo, its best to share with friends especially when you have a smooth and manageable hair. 

 photos from Kathy Ngo (Life is Kulayful)

Thanks to Sunsilk for giving us the hair that perfect for any selfie moment. With Sunsilk, we get all-day beautiful and fragrant hair for all-day fun! We enjoy smoothness and bangong walang tigil. Sunsilk’s Smooth and Manageable shampoo is made with Almond, Argan, Coconut, Jojoba, and Olive Oil!

Watch and share Sarah Geronimo’s #SunsilkSelfieMoment music video on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To know more about Sunsilk’s Smooth and Manageable range, like Sunsilk on Facebook, and follow @SunsilkPH on Twitter and Instagram.

So what are you waiting for? Share your selfie on Twitter and Instagram with a hashtag #SunsilkSelfieMoment, and get a chance to win daily prizes and a special selfie kit from Sunsilk. Keep those selfies coming until May 30, 2015! Happy Selfie!!!