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HOOQ’D ON ALDUB? BINGE-WATCH “DESTINED TO BE YOURS” ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

AlDub fanatics can now stream the latest episode of Alden and Maine’s first ever teleserye,  Destined to be Yours as HOOQ recently announced its acquisition of the exclusive Subscription Video-on-Demand (SVOD) rights to the catch-up episodes.

Destined to Be Yours is currently the most talked about primetime show on Philippine television since it aired its premiere episode last February 27, 2017. Joining Alden and Maine is a cast of talented actors led by Boots Anson-Roa, Lotlot De Leon, Gardo Versoza, Tommy Abuel, Ronnie Henares, Ina Feleo, Sheena Halili, Dominic Roco, Juancho Trivino, RJ Padilla, Koreen Medina and Janice de Belen who recently returned to GMA for this project.

The teleserye quickly captivated viewers with the enthralling romance story between Benjie Rosales (Alden Richard) and Sinag Obispo (Maine Mendoza) which is set in a charming and pictureque town where anything, especially destiny, is a possibility. In fact, the pilot episode garnered 22.5% ratings on AGB Nielsen NUTAM which is 2.9% higher than its rival program. The hashtag for the pilot episode, #DestinedToBeYoursWorldPremiere, also dominated worldwide Twitter trends – garnering 4.4 million tweets from February 26, 6:00 pm to February 28, 6:00 am.

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Sinag is a DJ in a community radio station in her hometown of Pelangi. The paradise-like town of Pelangi was formerly a well-developed municipality due to its flourishing mining industry but many people were forced to leave the town after mining firms closed down. Sinag stayed behind because of her love for her hometown and her intention to preserve the traditions and culture of Pelangi through the community radio station that she inherited from her late grandfather.

Meanwhile, Benjie had just graduated from his university and had high hopes of starting his career as an architect. Benjie applies for Rosales Development, one of the largest real-estate development firms in the country. Amanda (Lotlot De Leon), who had to raise Benjie on her own after her husband died from an accident, was against this at first but later allowed it after a change of heart. 

Benjie’s grandfather, Vicente Rosales (Tommy Abuel), is a real-estate tycoon and is the owner of Rosales Development. He had alienated Benjie and Amanda for many years following the tragic death of Benjie’s father, Gabriel.  In order to make up for lost time, Benjie’s grandmother, Helen (Boots Anson-Roa), convinces Vicente to interview and offer Benjie a position in the company. 

As Benjie accepts the job, he gets assigned to a project at Pelangi. There he meets Sinag and their lives become intertwined as they fall in love with each other.

“Since we announced the highly anticipated first primetime TV series of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, the entire #AlDub nation created such a buzz online that Destined to be Yours was definitely destined to be a hit even before it aired its first episode,” says Judd Gallares, President & COO of GMA New Media, Inc. “

HOOQ is now the prime destination for Filipino entertainment on demand with the largest library of local movies amongst any video-on-demand service in the country. Subscribers can now enjoy over 1,200 Filipino movies spanning almost five decades of film making, and over 4,000 hours of local television leaving other video-in-demand services way behind in terms of Filipino content.

For more information, visit www.hooq.tv and follow them on:

Twitter: @hooq_ph | Instagram:  @hooq_ph │ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hooq.ph

Time to Find Out the Difference of Watsons from Leading Brands

Brand Name versus Quality. Which do you pay for? Honest speaking, I really don’t mind the brand as long as that alternative product works well too or almost the same from the branded one.

In today’s economy, people must be smart shopper and that’s the Watsons campaign,  “Switch & Save” which was launched wayback 2012. It is an educational effort that showed smart shoppers how to save on their personal care essentials in order to afford more of the things they really wanted and all they had to do so was shift from the leading brand to the Watsons brand!

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In those first years, that simple idea proved a smashing success because Watsons customers all across the country made the switch, changing our their toothbrushes, tissues, lotions and more for the affordable, high quality Watsons alternative. Having a great momentum behind the movement, Watsons decided to expand their campaign to the pharmacy. Launching Watsons Generics in year 2014, Watsons was able to bring that same promise of affordable quality to Filipinos everywhere. Improving the state of nation’s healthcare was a huge win.

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But even with so many switches on board, not everyone seemed to be convinced having the notion that “cheaper means lower quality” yet the Watsons team knew the trith that with their products’ amazing quality, most people wouldn’t even feel the difference. That’s when a big idea was born – The Switch Test. The team would mount an in-store activity that asked shoppers to compare Watsons to the leading brands. The hitch – they had to do it blind. Without being able to see the brands, customers were asked to try out two products and choose the one they would rather buy. Of course, the results were overwhelming because 8 out of 10 shoppers chose the Watsons Label product over the leading branded counterpart. But the surprises didn’t end here because Watsons six celebrity endorsers, Christian Bautista, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Iya Villania, Kylie Padilla, Lorna Tolentino and Edu Manzano  were gathered together to try the Switch Test. Running the same blind test used in stores, Watsons asked each of the celebs the question, “What’s the difference between these two products?” Their verdict-none! Not even the discerning endorsers could tell exactly the difference between Watsons products quality and the leading brands’. There was, however, one big change they all noted. If you switch to Watsons, you can save up to 80%.

Watsons Karen Fabres, Danilo Chiong, Jared De Guzman, Viki Encarnacion, Aida Lapez with Edu Manzano, Lorna Tolentino, Iya Villania, Kylie Padilla and Christian Bautista

With so much more waiting this 2017, Watsons will be kick starting the year through the launch of the new Switch and Save TV commercial. Catch it and see for yourself the difference or you too will be convinced to Switch and Save!

Are You an Open Road Hero? Join the Wrangler True Wanderer 2017

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Do you love to travel? Of course we are most especially summer already approached but where’s is your Philippine Dream Destination? Mine is Batanes and I always been dreaming of going to this beautiful place. If your Philippine Dream Destination or one of your travel bucket list is Batanes, Wrangler got it for you as they are giving away an all-expense-paid trip to Batanes for two plus P100,000 worth of Wrangler gear, and the title of an Open Road Hero.

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Wrangler is continuing their search for bold and passionate adventurers who step out of their comfort zone to satisfy and share their love for travelling with stories that showcase the beauty of the Philippines.

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With the success of True Wanderer for the past two years, Wrangler is extending the scope of this year’s competition from just bikers to all types of wanderers who have what it takes to be the next Open Road Hero. The denim brand for free and daring spirits is hoping to reach a wider audience and inspire more people to take up the call of adventure.

 Now on its third year, the True Wanderer competition will select 20 finalists to embark on a 3-day journey to finish four different challenges that will test their skills and wits as an Open Road Hero. Afterwards, the finalists will participate in a photo competition that will be divided into different themes per week. The photos are to be posted weekly on Wrangler’s Facebook page along with a story as to how travelling inspires their inner Open Road Hero.

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One grand winner, chosen by a panel of judges including Wrangler ambassador Jericho Rosales, will win an all-expense-paid trip to Batanes for two, P100,000 worth of Wrangler gear, and the title of an Open Road Hero as mentioned earlier.

 Adventurers who’d like to join must:

    1. Post on Facebook a travel photo
    2. Caption must answer the question why you are an Open Road Hero
    3. Use the hashtags #TrueWanderer and #Live2Wander.
    4. Don’t forget to tag Wrangler’s Facebook account at facebook.com/WranglerPH. **Deadline of entries is before April 19 and a maximum of 3 entries per person will be accepted.

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Don’t miss out on the chance to join this wild ride and share your amazing stories to the world. Who knows, you just might be the next Open Road Hero.

More photos during the event:

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Shot by @dpocholo (ig)

Diamond Capsule Aqua Serum by Charmzone_ph

Another skincare product was added to may daily skincare routine. It’s been exactly 1 month when Charmzone Ph reached me out to try few of their products and have it reviewed on my blog. I have second thoughts accepting the collaboration because I have a sensitive skin which might result to breakout. Well, what made me say yes to the collaboration? Upon researching, Charmzone received good reviews, offers good products and at the same time It’s basically from Korea and Korean skincare works well on my face.

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So what they sent me are Diamond Capsule Aqua Serum and Ginkgo Natural Makeup Cleansing Tissue but for this blog post, I’ll review first their Diamond Capsule Aqua Serum.  I actually don’t use serum because I feel I already put too much on my face after applying sunblock and moisturizer so this serum from Charmzone was very new to me and on my face. After a month using the product, I’m happy to say that their serum works  well with my skin.  It didn’t gave me any breakouts and many of my friends and colleagues noticed that my face is glowing.

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I would say that Charmzone’s serum tends to be one of the most hardworking product. It’s just lightweight and takes absolutely no time to apply. It’s a quicker step than cleansing; It’s more of just applying water on face. So for anyone, I definitely recommend trying Charmzone’s Serum if you want to achieve a more glowing skin. However, everyone’s skin is the different, so what may work for me may not work for you.

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Wanna know more about Charmzone and what other products do they offer? Follow them on Instagram.

Tell your Fragrance Story with Enchanteur Paris!

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Paris is my dream destination probably because it’s the fashion capital of the world and of course Paris itself is a beautiful city but let’s be honest that going to this beautiful city is quite pricey right? So for now, I’ll try as much as I can to be a Parisian woman in terms of scent as Watsons brings Enchanteur Paris to the Philippines.

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Enchanteur Paris is a range of high quality and timeless French-inspired fine Eau de Toilettes (EDT) and fragrance-infused body care products for young women. And now, Watsons made it easier for Filipinas who love to smell good to choose ther signature scent from this line of quality but affordable EDT.

There are four Enchanteur fragrances for different personalities. These lovely and enchanting scents were inspired by the romance of Paris, the City of Lights, and the chic aesthetic of French women.

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First is the Magique which is suitable for the carefree, confident and adventurous girl having a magical mix of apple, magnolia and praline. This is perfect for a day out with your sweetheart as you try fun and new things together.

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Mon Amie is for the fun, cheerful and charming girl. She can wear this breezy scent of fresh citrus, red apple and pink peonies on an exciting adventure with friends.

Enchanteur Belle Amour Product Line

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Belle Amour is for the romantic sweet girl on her first date with a special person. This is a captivating blend of apple, melon, blackcurrant and pink rose scents that would make her date’s heart beat faster.

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Adore is for the elegant, graceful and adorable girl. She likes the sensual scent of wild jasmine, pink mimosa and golden pear. This alluring fragrance evokes glamor and sophistication.

All four Enchanteur Paris fragrances strike the perfect balance whether you want something light, fresh, sparkling, elegant or sensual.

Enchanteur Paris also shares a French woman’s secret to making her fragrance last longer and that is through complementing the Eau de Toilette with the Parfum Lotion, Parfum Serum, Deospray and Hand Cream. With these products, your chosen Enchanteur Paris scent will linger and enchant the whole day.

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Enchanteur Paris is exclusively available at all Watsons stores nationwide and The SM Store-Beauty Section.

The Eau de Toilette retails at Php400,

Php100 for the Hand Creams,

Php129 for the Deosprays,

Php210-Php275 for the Parfum Serum and Parfum Lotions.

More photos during the event:

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An activity was prepared before the program proper is that is to color an Eiffel Tower that will reflect our personality. Of course, mine is pink!

Watsons' Sharon Presbitero-Decapia and Lexie Coloma

Sharon Presbitero-Decapia and Lexie Coloma

 

Krishna Kulkani General Manager Wipro Unza, manufactuer of Enchanteur Fragrances

Krishna Kulkani, General Manager Wipro Unza, Manaufacturer of Enchanteur Fragrances

 

WBTV’s latest DC series Powerless now on HOOQ same day as U.S. telecast

HOOQ, today’s Asia’s largest video-on-demand service announced that Warner Bros. Television’s latest DC series Powerless will now be available with them, same day as the US telecast.  DC fans can now enjoy a super-charged collection of TV series from the DC Universe, including Supergirl, The Flash, Lucifer and Powerless.

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“It has been an exciting start of the year for us here at HOOQ with some of the best DC TV series all available on our platform, many of them exclusively.  With the addition of Powerless, which is a delightful tongue-in-cheeck comedy set in the DC Universe, our fans can now look forward to same day as US telecast of yet another DC series right here on HOOQ!  It has always been our goal to provide the best entertainment for our customers and we will be adding much more amazing content this year!”  Said Chief Content Officer of HOOQ, Mr. Krishnan Rajagopalan.

Powerless is the first comedy series set within the world of the DC Universe and follows the adventures of Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens) as Director of Research & Development at Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises based in Charm City, that specializes in products for ordinary humans who are poised to be victims of the battles between superheroes and supervillains.  Also starring Danny Pudi, Christina Kirk, Ron Funches and Alan Tudyk, Powerless is executive produced by Justin Halpern, Patrick Schumacker, Len Goldstein and Dean Lorey.  The series from Warner Bros. Television, which airs on NBC in the U.S., is based on the characters from DC and distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. International Television Distribution.

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HOOQ is a start-up venture established in Singapore back in January 2015 between Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros., aimed at driving the entertainment revolution and changing the way Asians consume entertainment.  It is the first time in Asia that three media power houses have joined forces to empower customers with unlimited online streaming access to top Hollywood, Asian and Kids movies and TV series anytime, anywhere and on any device.  These include computers, smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes, smart TVs via Google Chromecast and all Apple devices.

How to get HOOQ?

It’s easy to get HOOQ’d. Customers can simply download the HOOQ app from Apple Store or Google Play, sign up or log in, to access HOOQ’s library of Hollywood and Asian hits.  Globe At Home customers get 6 months access to HOOQ with plans P1,299 and up, while Globe mobile customers can also enjoy up to 6 months trial on selected prepaid and postpaid plans.   You may also visit www.hooq.tv to sign up for a 7-day free trial.

 

For more information on HOOQ, please contact:

Sheila Paul

sheila@hooq.tv

Give in to the URGe

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URGe, the lifestyle shop for the mobile urban warrior unveiled their latest lineup of products and accessories last Monday, February 27 at their Greenbelt 1 store.

Puzzled with the word URGe? URGe stands for Urban Rugged GEar. It is the premiere gadget and accessories store that caters to the needs of people who lives an active and diverse urban lifestyle. They are the official distributor of renowned brands such as Otterbox, Goal Zero, YurBuds, LifeProof, GoPro, LeefiBridge and B&O Play. Aside from that, URGE is also the official distributor of Mission Workshop, WaterShot, Ethnotek and Drifter in the country that’s why their are called to be the shop for those who like it rough and tough.

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 “Backed by the latest technology and world-class standards, URGe brings you innovative products that are designed to take your active lifestyle to greater heights,” says Jay Tengo, president of Tenkiebox.

“So whether you have a demanding job that takes you out of the comforts of your office, a road warrior who is always out working on the field, or a weekend wanderer in search of a new adventure URGe has the perfect products that best suits and protects your precious gadgets.”

Get to know one by one the brands you can find at URGe:

OtterBox- From a simple box that started in 1998, Otterbox has evolved into producing innovative protective solutions for leading global wireless carriers and distributors. Otterbox’s commitment to innovation, durability and style makes them the perfect go-to brand for all your gadget needs.

Goal Zero- Take charge and stay connected wherever you are with portable solar power systems designed for utmost convenience, reliability and user-friendly. Every Goal Zero product can power a wide range of USB, AC and DC devices anytime and anywhere.

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B & O Play- For the ultimate audiophile, nothing comes close to the audio experience from Bang & Olufsen.  Known for its legacy of superb craftsmanship, design excellence and innovation from Bang & Olufsen Group, B & O Play brings you world-class products designed to make your audio listening a blast every single time.

YurBuds- Powered by JBL, Yurbuds takes your listening habits to new heights with earphones that are guaranteed never to fall out even under rigorous physical activity. Made from high-grade and flexible silicone, these ergonomically designed earphones are ultra-s0ft and comfortable to use for hours.

LifeProof- Live your life without worries with LifeProof.  LifeProof brings sleek, elegant, and reliable products designed to ensure that you’ve got the freedom to enjoy what you love whenever and wherever.

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GoPro- See life from a new perspective and capture life’s awesome experiences with the first name in action cameras. Apart from taking awesome photos and videos, Go Pro products are user-friendly, waterproof and durable – making it the perfect gadget for all your adrenaline-filled adventures.

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LeefiBridge- Say goodbye to deleting files and running out of memory on your phone. LeefiBridge is made from high-grade material to ensure that your data is protected from water, dust and other accidents. LeefiBridge products are available for iPhone, iPad and iPod.

URGe Exclusives: The brands you can find only at URGe stores

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Mission Workshop- Make your way around the urban jungle in style with Mission Workshop bags and accessories. Crafted from finest technical and industrial materials in the United States, Mission Workshop offers a vast selection of bags that is both stylish and functional.

WaterShot- Underwater shots are always awesome but getting an underwater camera isn’t as convenient. With WaterShot, you can turn your regular phone into professional diver’s camera in a snap.

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Ethnotek- Quality, style and cultural diversity comes together through the stylish and durable laptop and travel bags from Ethnotek. All Ethnotek bags are made of handmade textiles from artisan villages in Ghana, Guatamela, India, Indonesia and Vietnam. Every purchase of Ethnotek bags also helps sustain the employment and ensure that the art of hand printing, weaving and embroidery remain for years to come.

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Drifter- What began as a parachute rigging business has now become a brand known for its bags made of the highest quality materials. For almost four decades Drifter Sport and Travel Bags, Inc. has continually grown and adapted to the changes, but their commitment to create sturdy, durable, and lightweight bags remains the same.

“Stylish, durable and convenient to use – that is the URGe guarantee. Whenever you purchase a product from us, you know that you are getting the best! Let URGe be your adventure buddy as you pursue your passions and quench your thirst for adventure without any worries”, adds Tengco

As part of its official launch, Urban Rugged Gear is holding the URGe Summer Blast Promo.

Get a chance to win any of the following: (1) Mission Workshop Messenger Bag Monty, (1) Ethnotek Backpack – Raja, (1) OtterBox Case – Defender Series, (1) Yurbuds Earphones, (1) Lifeproof Case, and (1) B&O Play Headphones for every purchase at any URGe store or website (1 receipt = 1 raffle entry). Promo runs from Feb. 15 – March 15, 2017.

Want to get up close and personal with their products?  Visit the URGe showrooms at the 2nd Floor, GREENBELT 1, Ayala Center, Makati City and 2nd Floor, THEATER MALL, Greenhills Shopping Center or check out their website at www.urge.ph .

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Urban Rugged Gear (URGe) is the premiere gadget and accessories store that caters to the needs of the active mobile lifestyle. Backed by the latest technology and world-class standards, URGe takes your active lifestyle to greater heights with products that combine innovation, style and convenience.

Protection. Innovation. Style. That is the URGe guarantee. Let URGe be your adventure buddy and pursue your passions and quench your thirst for adventure without worries.

Follow them on:

Facebook: urge.ph
Instagram: urge.ph