Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Zumba Fitness Party at the Park

You are personally invited to join this summer’s fitness craze, Zumba Fitness Party @ the Park! This event will gather over 2,000 ZUMBA enthusiasts for a 3-hour straight dance marathon party facilitated by top Zumba instructors: Prince Paltuob, Madelle Enriquez-Paltuob, Kristie Enriquez, Gino Ong, and David Velez.
Part of the proceeds of the event will be given to ICANSERVE Foundation to provide adequate support for their projects and services such as breast cancer early detection, awareness clinics, campaigns and in the aid and recovery of breast cancer patients and survivors.
Join and be part of the party this May 26th, at Track 30th, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Event starts at 5 in the afternoon.
Registration starts at 2 in the afternoon.
Dance your way to wellness for as low as 350php inclusive of a Zumbathon kit.
Tickets are available at SM Tickets or you can all us through these numbers +63 916 697 3271, 893-6075.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Max’s Restaurant and The Body Shop Collaborate to Give a Pampering Treat for Moms on Mother’s Day

 As Mother’s Day inches closer, Max’s Restaurant inspires Filipinos to make this poignant celebration extra special with a Pampering Treat for Moms. In partnership with eco-ethical beauty brand, The Body Shop, Max’s offers a luxurious treat for families who will treat their Moms at Max’s during the Mother’s Day Season.

Carve-out a special celebration this Mother’s Day. It’s time for Mom to take a well-deserved respite from her busy lifestyle and enjoy her favorite home-cooked dishes that are meticulously prepared and generously served for her and her family. Classic Filipino dishes like Max’s Kare-Kare, Crispy Pata, Pancit Canton, and the Filipino’s most-loved “sarap-to-the-bones” Fried Chicken await her at Max’s. After a relaxing day and satisfying meal, Max’s takes the experience one notch higher with a luxurious treat from The Body Shop. For a minimum food purchase of PhP 1,500, Mom can get one from the three, exciting items: The Body Shop Olive Soap, a skin caressing bar to moisturize the skin; The Body Shop Moringa Soap, a white flower-scented soap with real moringa seed oil that gives the skin a refreshing, rich lather; and The Body Shop Strawberry Soap, a vegetable-based soap with fabulous strawberry scent that cleanses and helps condition the skin.

“Max’s pays tribute to every mother in the Filipinos and all over the world. Her loving and selfless character is admirable and worthy to be emulated. She deserves this day to be honored and pampered,” shared Carlyn Sanguyo, Marketing Manager for Max’s Restaurant.

 Surprise mom with a heartwarming, Max’s Pampering Treat from May 10-12, 2013 in all of Max’s branches nationwide. Max’s Mother’s Day treat is also available for take-out and delivery. Visit, the official website of Max’s Restaurant for  the most heartwarming news from the most loved Filipino brand.  Check out and be a member of Max’s Facebook Fan Page.

About Max’s Restaurant
Max’s, one of the country’s leading fast-casual dining restaurant traces its roots to a family’s generosity and passion for good food. Max’s, “the house that chicken built,” continues to innovate and expand worldwide with plans to open branches outside the United States. Today, Max’s Restaurant has established itself as a household name, an institution, and a proud Filipino tradition, zealously upholding the values passed on from its early beginnings in 1945 to the present –day generation of food aficionados. For the most exciting updates about Max’s Restaurant, log on to or visit to be a Max’s Restaurant Facebook fan.

Mom's Day @ The Power Plant Mall

Treat that special woman in your life – Mom, of course – on Sunday evening, this May 12 on Mother’s Day with classy and sweet Mother’s Day concerts at the Rockwell Power Plant Mall.

The renowned and innovative ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Gerard Salonga, will perform their “Feel Harmonic” concert at the Concourse level at 7pm. Besides songs paying tribute to Mom on her special day, creative symphonies and renditions of classical music will delight her as well, as you treat her to dinner at any of the dining establishments at the Concourse level.

You can also choose an outdoor setting by dining along Lopez Drive. The Manila String Machine Quartet will treat shoppers to sweet ballads and love songs from A-Z, also at 7pm. You’ll be thrilled with the sweet versions of pop, jazz and rock & roll favorites played on violin, viola and cello.

The heart of fashionable Manila shows its big heart for Mom this Mother's Day. Catch these concerts at the Power Plant Mall and make Mom smile. For more information, visit or call 898-1702. 



Disney will introduce its first little girl princess with the debut of "Sofia the First: Once Upon A Princess," an enchanting, music-filled animated Disney Junior television movie for the whole family, SUNDAY, MAY 19 at 11.00am on Disney Channel and MONDAY, MAY 27 at 1.00pm on Disney Junior.  A "Sofia the First" television series will premiere in July 2013.

Set in the storybook world of Enchantia, the movie introduces Sofia, an average girl whose life suddenly transforms when her mother marries the king and she becomes a princess, Sofia the First. Sofia must learn to navigate the extraordinary life of royalty while holding on to her own hopes and dreams. Her journey to being the best she can be also paves the way for those around her to realize how special they each are.  Disney's Cinderella makes an appearance in the movie to offer Sofia some words of wisdom – princess to princess.

Sofia's royal adventure begins as she prepares to move into the castle with her mom, starting a new family with her step-father, King Roland II, and step-siblings, Amber and James. Helping Sofia in her journey are the three headmistresses of Royal Prep Academy - Fauna, Flora and Merryweather (the beloved fairies seen in Disney's classic "Sleeping Beauty") and royal steward, Baileywick, as well as a group of cute woodland creatures led by a wise-talking rabbit, Clover. Sofia soon discovers that looking like a princess isn't all that difficult, but displaying honesty, loyalty, courage, independence, compassion and grace is what makes one truly royal. 

Created for kids and their families, the stories of "Sofia the First" communicate positive messages and life lessons that are applicable to young children.  While she lives in a captivating world of castles, wizards and flying horses, Sofia remains a relatable peer-to-peer princess who is experiencing many of the same social situations as young viewers at home including learning how to fit in, making new friends and mastering new skills.

Alongside the debut of "Sofia the First: Once Upon A Princess", Disney Channel and Disney Junior will launch the and website featuring a fully immersive royal experience. Kids can get creative, creating and personalizing their own prince or princess avatars with the Royal Me game, dressing up Sofia’s room or just having fun with the many activity pages and videos available on the site.

About Disney Channels Southeast Asia
Disney Channels Southeast Asia is responsible for the management, creative development and commercial operations of Disney owned channels across all media platforms in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei, Palau, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines).  Its flagship service Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Disney Channel is available to millions of viewers around the world via basic cable and satellite. Disney Channel is part of the Disney/ABC Television Group.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Glaucoma Awareness to Prevent Blindness

 The Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology (PAO) and the Philippine Glaucoma Society have recently organized a series of forums, screening tests and surgeries in selected hospitals and eye care centers in the country. These initiatives are part of a global awareness campaign that aims to address the alarming rise of Glaucoma cases in the Philippines and all over the world. 
According to the Philippine National Survey of Blindness, Glaucoma, an eye disease that can lead to progressive, irreversible vision loss, presently ranks as the number 1 cause of permanent blindness in both eyes among Filipinos. Alarmingly, glaucoma is also the leading cause of permanent blindness in the world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). A study conducted by Prof. Harry Quigley and Aimee Broman of the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute in Baltimore, Maryland reveals that by the year 2020, over 11.2 million individuals are estimated to suffer from this disease. 
“Glaucoma is a serious and debilitating condition that can affect both infants and the elderly. 50% of afflicted individuals do not exhibit obvious symptoms. We encourage Filipinos to immediately visit an eye doctor if they feel that they are suffering from this condition. Through various activities that engage PAO doctors all over the Philippines, we are hoping to make a significant step in creating public awareness to eventually diminish the growing number of Filipinos who will lose their eye sight because of glaucoma,” shared Dr. Jose Ma. Martinez, President of the Philippine Glaucoma Society, a subspecialty affiliate society of the Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology (PAO).

The PAO is an internationally-recognized specialty society of ophthalmologists in the Philippines. It aims to ensure access to quality eye care for Filipinos. The PAO commits to continuously develop its members professionally through clinical education, research and practice management, in a collegial and harmonious environment, contributing to ethical, professional and compassionate practice. For more information about the PAO, please visit: