Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Puregold's Nasa Atin ang Panalo presents a night of spectacular OPM collaboration

Puregold’s Thanksgiving Concert proved to be the music event of the year, setting a tough act to follow. In a grand celebration of Original Pinoy Music (OPM), the remarkable Panalo stories behind wonderful talents, and Puregold’s many years of making victories happen, the retail giant recently hosted the spectacularNasa Atin Ang Panalo concert at the Araneta Coliseum. Held on July 12, 2024, this musical extravaganza, which fans eagerly waited for in the past few months, showcased some of the finest and most loved artists of today’s OPM scene, working together to create beautiful music. 

The star-studded event featured spectacular performances–and, to the fans’ delight and surprise, collaborations–from headliners SB19, BINI, Flow G, and SunKissed Lola. OPM enthusiasts and loyal Puregold customers were also treated to appearances by renowned artists Gloc-9 and Skusta Clee, adding even more excitement to the highly anticipated night.

The concert also featured a refreshing lineup of front acts, including Letters from June, Esay, and Kahel, who warmed up the stage and captivated the audience with their unique sounds and artistry.

The surprise collaborations between the artists served as the highlight of Puregold Nasa Atin Ang Panalo Thanksgiving Concert, with each headliner segment featuring a collaboration with another artist.

On the concert’s success, Puregold Price Club Inc. President Vincent Co expressed his pride and gratitude: "The Nasa Atin Ang Panalo Thanksgiving concert marks another significant milestone for Puregold. Celebrating 25 years of success and 500 stores, we have also forged a path for others to create their own Panalo stories. This event is our way of showing appreciation to our loyal shoppers and the community that helped us get here."

More than just a showcase of musical powerhouses, Nasa Atin Ang Panalo was a Thanksgiving event celebrating Puregold's milestone of reaching 500 stores in its 25th year. It was a night dedicated to the company’s beloved customers, hardworking employees, and supportive partners.

In the weeks leading up to the Nasa Atin Ang Panalo concert, Puregold teased and released original music created in collaboration with the concert headliners. This treat provided A’Tin, Blooms, Flow G followers, Dolores, and hip-hop and rap fans with exciting new music videos from their favorite artists.

Stay tuned in! Subscribe now to Puregold Channel on YouTube, like @puregold.shopping on Facebook, follow @puregold_ph on Instagram and Twitter, and @puregoldph on TikTok for more updates.

Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Innovative Korean skincare brand Dr. Jart+ is finally in the Philippines

The world loves Korean skincare, and there’s no brand more loved than Dr. Jart+. That’s what makes its arrival in the Philippines a thrill for skincare enthusiasts, “skinnies”, and K-beauty buffs around the country. It’s a brand that practically invented the K-beauty industry, tracing its contributions back to one of the first BB creams ever made. It was founded in Seoul in 2005 by architect Leeo (Chin Wook) Lee. While working, Leeo was introduced to a makeup-like blemish balm only available in dermatology clinics. Inspired by this hybrid functionality, Leeo began collaborating with laboratories to create a product that blended powerful skincare benefits with the coverage of a foundation. A designer in a lab. Doctor + art. Dr. Jart+ was born.


Today, Dr. Jart+ is globally known for its unique blend of scientific innovation and creativity- fantastic, effective formulations delivered with an artful play that make the brand experience unlike any other. That’s the draw, and that’s what guests got first hand at the Cicapair launch on July 1. 


Redness and sensitivity are near the top of the list of skin concerns for Filipinos, and there are a lot of reasons. Pollution, environmental stressors, heat, sun, acne, irritation- you name it, the Philippines has it. So the launch was conceptualized as an immersive experience- part art installation, part laboratory, and all of it visually stunning. At the outset, guests were invited to explore The Red Zone, a gallery of red video walls, lights, and text representing skin concerns and common sensitivities. Here they got a better understanding of the underlying causes. From the harsher environment of the first room, guests were then guided to the Sensitivity Free Zone, a green room with a contrastingly calm vibe enhanced by DJ Dara performing in the Chill Lounge. The centerpiece of the space was the Cicapair lab where brand ambassadors shared their expert product knowledge, conducted skin analysis tests, identified individual sensitivities, and gave personalized recommendations on how to soothe them. Guests soon found out why Cicapair is the perfect range to help them soothe and calm their sensitive skin. Each Dr.Jart+ product has been designed to treat everyday complexion concerns with a blend of skin-balancing and ultra-healing formulas. 


Dr.Jart+ Cicapair™ Collection 


The products use tiger grass from Asian wetlands and other lab-tested cica skincare ingredients. The serums, creams, and masks in the Cicapair™ collection were created to deliver the power of cica skincare straight to your skin. 


Cicapair™ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30is a cica skincare bestseller that corrects redness and helps protect skin from environmental aggressors like the sun’s rays and pollution. 


Cicapair™ Foaming Cleanser gently purifies and calms sensitive skin with its soothing formula. Infused with tiger grass (centella asiatica) and a blend of herbs, it effectively cleanses while reducing redness and irritation, leaving the skin feeling refreshed and balanced. 

Cicapair™ Intensive Soothing Repair Gel Cream is a lightweight yet deeply hydrating gel-cream that targets redness and sensitivity. Formulated with tiger grass (centella asiatica) and botanical extracts, it helps to calm and soothe irritated skin while providing a barrier to protect against environmental stressors. 


Other Dr.Jart+ Collections 


As a brand that’s all about creation, there are a lot more Dr Jart+ ranges to test out. So if redness isn’t the concern, there’s a product for every issue from dehydration, uneven skin tone, fine lines, to wrinkles, and more. 


The Ceramidin™ collection with Ceramides and Panthenol + Glycerin helps strengthen the skin barrier making it look and feel healthy, hydrated, glowing and full of bounce. 


The Vital Hydra Solution™ collection with Hyaluronic Acid + PENTAVITIN™ instantly hydrates, plumps, and boosts skin's glow. Dr.Jart+'s new water cream, treatment essence, and bestselling face mask are all dermatologist-tested. 


Dr. Jart+’s Every Sun Day™ Sunscreen collection protects the skin from harmful UV rays while providing skincare benefits. 


Dr.Jart+ is exclusively available at Watsons and LOOK At Me stores nationwide, watsons.com.ph and Watsons official stores on Shopee and Lazada

Immerse Yourself in Grandeur! TCL and Abenson introduce the Titan of Immersive Display, the TCL 115” X955!

Finally the most awaited moment has come! The Titan of Immersive Display has arrived in style.  TCL Electronics, the Philippines' #1 Panel TV Brand and top 2 in the Global TV market together with Abenson, the No. 1 Appliance Store in the Philippines, join forces to introduce the newest TCL 115" X955 Max through a formal launch.   The event, which was held at the Abenson flagship store at Quezon Avenue, was highlighted with an immersive activation redefining big display experiences. 


The venue buzzed with a sophisticated energy, mirroring the excitement of a virtual world brought to life. Guests embarked on a captivating journey into the future of home entertainment. 


TCL unveiled a dedicated home theater experience area at the 4th floor of Abenson Quezon Avenue, meticulously designed to showcase the X955 Max's stunning immersive display and crystal-clear sound quality. Stepping into this exclusive space, attendees weren't just observers – they were transported to the future, experiencing entertainment in a whole new way. The venue has been transformed into a space that captures the exciting elegance of the virtual world with the massive, technology-forward big screen displays. 





(L-R) TCL PH Brand Manager Joseph Cernitchez, TCL PH Whitelines Director and Business Development & Diversified Products Jay Guanzon, TCL PH Marketing Head Shae Yu, Abenson’s  AVP for Merchandising Joy De Leon, Abenson’s Retail Marketing Apple Ma, TCL PH Sales Director for Brownlines Cyd Montebon, Abenson’s Senior Vice President Au Mendoza, TCL PH Deputy Director of TV Category Charlie Wang and Abenson’s  AVP for Operations Eric Castillo



Definitely, the new TCL 115" X955 Max is a portal to a world of unparalleled luxury and cinematic immersion. As the world's first 115" consumer TV, it redefines the way you experience entertainment at home.


Ms. Cyd Montebon, TCL PH Sales Director for Brownlines gave an energetic opening remarks to welcome the guests, “We can’t wait for you to experience and learn more about how our new product, the largest screen in QD-Mini LED TV with its 115”display is set to transform the big screen and home theater viewing experience.”


Bringing in the good news to all the guests was Ms. Apple Ma, Abenson Retail Marketing Head who shared the hottest partnership and promo this season. 


“It’s a privilege to host TCL’s Biggest TV Launch. At Abenson, it’s our mission to bring the good life to Filipinos.And it looks like we’re also bringing the good life. We are proud to be TCL’s partner in introducing a new benchmark for excellence in home entertainment with the 115” X955 Max Premium QD MINI- LED TV. As TCL leads the way in innovations that transform viewing experiences, we are one with them in ensuring that with products like this, Filipinos will enjoy the latest in home entertainment and we keep our customers happy with their shopping with Abenson Super Service.” Ms Apple Ma, Abenson’s Retail Marketing Head shares.



TCL PH Sales Director for Brownlines Cyd Montebon


Two distinguished Tech Media Experts Abe Olandres of Yugatech and John Nieves of Unbox shared their insights and impressions about how the TCL X955 is reshaping the home viewing experience for Filipinos


Ms Apple Ma, Abenson’s Retail Marketing Head



Mr. Charlie Wang, TCL PH Deputy Director of TV Category


The TCL 115" X955 QD-Mini LED TV is currently available for PHP 999,995, a massive PHP 400,000 discount from its standard retail price of PHP 1,399,995. This limited-time offer is valid only for cash purchases at Abenson stores nationwide from June 28 to July 31, 2024. Additionally, every purchase of the TCL 115" X955 QD-Mini LED TV comes with a free TCL TRF505PH Side by Side Refrigerator and a TCL TAC12CSD/FBI/TCL 1.5HP CoolPro | FreshIN 2.0 Breathe+, Live Cool Inverter Air Conditioner.


TCL Philippines' Deputy Director of TV Category, Mr. Charlie Wang, took center stage to unveil the highly anticipated TCL 115" X955 Max! "It's time to go BIG," he declared, introducing TCL's most impressive display series yet. “Beyond its expansive screen, the X955 Max boasts groundbreaking advancements in picture quality, sound quality, and AI features. This truly remarkable TV elevates any home theater or entertainment space."


The excitement doesn’t stop there. Mr. Charlie Wang revealed that the new TCL 115” X955 has an unmatched size that sets a new standard for home entertainment, this TV isn't just big—it's a feast for the senses. Turn it on and be swept away by a world of stunning visuals, where every detail comes alive in breathtaking clarity. 

The TCL X955 Max also boasts of its 20000+ local dimming zones and cutting-edge QD-Mini LED technology, promises to deliver breathtaking visuals and a truly immersive audio experience that will redefine your perception of home theater.

Ending the program on a high note is Ms. Shae Yu, TCL Marketing Manager with an inspiring closing remarks, 


“At TCL, our slogan is ‘Inspire Greatness’ and we are very proud that we are once again at the forefront of delivering exceptional viewing experiences through products like the TCL 115" X955 Max. The TCL 115” X955 Max Premium  QD MINI LED TV offers people a slice of life on a grand scale like never before.” 


Get to know more about TCL 115” X955! Check out https://www.abenson.com/ for the TCL X955 promo details. 


For more updates on the TCL 115" X955 Max Premium QD-Mini LED TV, log on to https://www.tcl.com/ph/en


Sunday, July 7, 2024


Exciting news for movie and food lovers!

In celebration of the release of Viva Films and Studio Viva’s‘Kuman Thong’ on July 3, restaurant chains Botejyu and Wing Zone are launching special promos that will reward customers with free cinema tickets to watch the horror film. Don’t miss this limited-time offer for a special treat with your friends and family.

Promo Mechanics:

● Customer will get two (2) FREE movie tickets for a minimum spend of P2,000 at any Botejyu branch.
● Customer will get one (1) FREE movie ticket for a minimum spend of P900 at any Wing Zone branch.
● Promo runs from June 20 to July 9, 2024.
● Movie vouchers may be redeemed and exchanged for cinema tickets from July 3 to 9, 2024.
● Customers may exchange the vouchers for ‘Kuman Thong’ at any SM Cinema branch.
● Both offers are valid for dine-in and take-out transactions only.

Take advantage of these fantastic offers from Botejyu and Wing Zone to secure your ‘Kuman Thong’ tickets and enjoy a night of thrill at the cinema.

Botejyu is renowned for its authentic Japanese cuisine, offering a wide array of traditional dishes that bring the flavors of Japan to your table. Wing Zone specializes in a variety of flavored chicken wings, providing a unique dining experience for all wing lovers.

Both are part of Viva International Foods and Restaurants, Inc. (VIFRI), the food subsidiary of the Viva Group of Companies.

Shot in Thailand, ‘Kuman Thong’ is written and directed by Xian Lim, and stars Cindy Miranda, Max Nattapol Diloknawarit, Jariya Therakaosal, Emman Esquivel, and Althea Ruedas, the star of Netflix hit movies ‘Doll House’ and ‘Instant Daddy.’ Opens July 3 in cinemas nationwide.

Kuman Thong Starring Cindy Miranda and Thai Actor Max , A film by Xian Lim

A mother’s desperate attempt to reunite with her deceased son unleashes dark spirits and secrets, turning a hopeful journey into a nightmare in ‘Kuman Thong,’ a new movie from Viva Films and Studio Viva, written and directed by Xian Lim.

The horror film, whose title literally means “golden young boy,” features a cast of Filipino and Thai actors: Cindy Miranda, Max Nattapol, Jariya Therakaosal, Emman Esquivel and the star of Netflix hit movies, ‘Doll House’ and ‘Instant Daddy’ - Althea Ruedas. It is based on a Thai occult tradition in which a figurine housing a child’s spirit brings luck if properly revered… and harm if not cared for.

‘Kuman Thong’ is now showing in Philippine cinemas and is set to unleash terror across Asia, coming very soon in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Malaysia.

The story follows Clara (Cindy), who travels to Thailand with daughter, Katie (Althea), to seek the blessing of Namfon (Jariya), the mother of her fiancĂ© Sai Chon (Max). However, Namfon isn’t enthused about the idea of her only son migrating to the Philippines, believing that the couple is not yet ready, especially with Clara still grieving the loss of her son, Isaac (Emman). Clara even carries around the urn bearing Isaac’s ashes.

Clara’s visit to Thailand leads her to a shaman who performs a ritual with Isaac’s ashes. The shaman hands Clara a Kuman Thong, promising that it can help bring back Isaac if she takes proper care of it.

Despite Namfon’s disapproval, Clara keeps the Kuman Thong with the hope she can reunite with Isaac.

Shortly after Clara began making offerings to the Kuman Thong, eerie occurrences plague their once peaceful household. Clara’s behavior also begins to change as she starts to sense Isaac’s presence. Even though Isaac’s spirit is putting the family in danger, Clara and Katie are thrilled by his apparent return.

Things take a darker turn when Isaac is seemingly not the only spirit posing a threat to their family, leading to sinister secrets being discovered that will change their lives for good.

Filmed in Thailand, ‘Kuman Thong’ is also written by Xian, drawing inspiration from Thai mythology. “My goal is to do justice to the Thai mythology and capture its authenticity,” Xian shared in an interview.

‘Kuman Thong’ is Xian’s first full-length horror film as a director, though it is not his first foray into a role behind the scenes. He made his directorial debut in the thriller ‘Tabon,’ which was part of Cinemalaya Film Festival in 2019. Last year, his comedy movie featuring Janno Gibbs and Benjie Paras, ‘Hello, Universe!’ hit the Philippine theaters.

Last July 1, the movie held its red-carpet premiere night, with positive feedback instantly pouring in after the screening. Various reviews described the film as a “must-watch for horror fans” and “thrilling ride” with “expertly-timed jump scares.” The Philippine Horror Community also cautioned moviegoers to “not watch it alone.”

Thai actor Max, the film’s leading man known for his projects such as ‘Manner of Death’ and ‘Bangkok Love Stories: Innocence,’ flew in from Thailand to personally attend the premiere night.

In an interview with the press, he shared his experience working with director Xian. “He knows what he's doing, you know. Every time that I talked to him, he would send a picture. He said, 'Max, it should be like this, like this,' and I loved that because I knew what my director wanted me to do.”

He also had nothing but praises for his co-stars Cindy and Althea. “There was one scene I felt so scared, not because of the script. But because Cindy was so good. She was something else… she is very good in acting,” he recalled. “Althea is the most talented girl I have ever met.”

Get ready to be gripped by terror in a spine-chilling movie experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Witness the power of the ‘Kuman Thong,’ now showing in cinemas nationwide, and coming soon in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Malaysia.