Suzuki makes it a “double” at the CAGI Awards 2016

Accolades continue to pour in for automotive company Suzuki Philippines this year as it recently bagged a “double” at the prestigious Car Awards Group, Inc (CAGI) Gala Awards Night held at the One Rockwell East Tower in Makati City on November 22, 2016.
 
Suzuki Philippines’ all-new Super Carry Utility Van won as 2016 Car of the Year for the Commercial Utility Vehicle (CUV) Category while the Suzuki Ciaz 1.4 bagged the 2016 Car of the Year award under the Subcompact Category.
 
As the first diesel engine model Suzuki introduced to cater to the Philippine market, the all-new Super Carry exudes uncompromised strength, high quality performance and superior loading capacity. Along with the pressing issues the country is currently experiencing, Suzuki’s first entry to the utility commercial vehicle segment is equipped with a Euro-4 diesel engine – enabling the vehicle to address the growing needs of the micro, small and medium enterprises in a manner that truly cares for the environment. 
 
Suzuki Ciaz 1.4, meanwhile, is not all about being snazzy and glitzy. It thrives on best-in-class performance and fuel efficiency, while providing unmatched comfort and roomy interiors for passengers, easy maneuverability, and robust luggage capacity rarely found in other sub-compact sedans in the market.
 
Suzuki Philippines (SPH) General Manager for Automobile Shuzo Hoshikura, delightfully enthused, “Suzuki Philippines is once again thankful and humbled by this recent accolade, which serves as a testament to our relentless passion in producing top-quality vehicles that cater to the needs of the automotive and commercial markets. We are grateful to our loyal customers, and the trust they have generously bestowed on us will continue to motivate us to develop better and more reliable vehicles in the coming years.”
 
Established in 2004, CAGI members are composed of the tri-media from broadsheet, magazines, radio, TV and from the web. The group recognizes winners of the year through independent and comprehensive testing with qualitative and quantitative criteria. Vehicles are being reviewed based on all vehicle attributes, including safety features, competitive price and appearance.
 
For more information on Suzuki Philippines and their automobiles, please visit http://suzuki.com.ph/auto/ or follow Suzuki on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Soft dining spot for group socials, paperback read and plenty of home styled cuisines

by Edsel Thadeus O. Lorete / http://inslashout.wordpress.com / http://inslashout.wordpress.com 

What if you can dine while reading that sought after digital paperback in your backpack? While that may sound odd for a dining concept the business group behind Book & Borders Cafe did just that, encouraging guests to slip out their best reading titles while relaxing on a heavy gourmet meal. It is beyond the coffee-sandwhich menu concept. It is a welcome city place for people looking for a quiet nook to hang out, share quiet reading books you have been meaning to conclude with so many things to when you finally get home. Book & Borders Cafe, which is partly owned by singer Karylle, who serenaded guests who dined on prawns, pasta and rice, was happy to suggest the restaurant for people looking for a spirited place to finish a book, let alone do some quality writing in between tight office schedules.

 Filipinos love to eat while reading, be it on their wireless devices or that perfumed best seller paperback you happen to chance upon a bookstore nearby Eastwood City mall beside the restaurant. Book & Borders Cafe, if you love keeping the homely ambience while dining, seem more like an open kitchen fitted with a library hint. It is actually a live kitchen with an in-house ready to cook anything that fancy your palate. It is the only cafe on the Eastwood City block, and it is far from the street noise honking out for driving across C5, that actually encourages diners to spend time dining while doing a quiet backdrop reading. Book & Borders Cafe’s staff are remarkably friendly, reflecting trained personnel’s social intercourse skills with any picky dining guests who wants to gently relax after a long haul driving, work meetings. 

Pastries are generally Western, and you can branch out easily from resto’s tasty chocolate mousse or that melting cheese cake that pair up so well with fruit juice or black coffee for those seeking to bring up their energy level for a lengthy book read. Cafe, apart from the tasty cakes and pastries openly showcased from kitchen counter, serves comfort food like liempo with rice, fried tuyo with Kaesong puti pasta and seafood aligned pasta. 

Karylle said homely concept reflect Filipino’s preference of finding a public coffee restaurant closest to their concept of home. Book & Borders Cafe’s design pay forward to urban market looking for other places to socialize, read or simply enjoy a quiet home pinoy meal with family or friends waiting for city traffic to subside. Cafe restaurant, for those malling straight from their high rise flats, can visit Book & Borders Cafe from across the Eastwood Mall’s foot reach. Cafe is a break from staple of noisy cafes found in malls loittering within Edsa’s rhoute. It is a great place to finish a feature article, chat with friends on-line or share a meaningful lunch or dinner date for a fraction of the menu procing cost of mall designer coffee and cake city shops.

 Serving all day breakfast, cakes, rice meals, pasta, sandwiches and coffee and more, Book & Borders Cafe Eastwood is located at the ground floor of Olympic Heights Condominium in Eastwood City, Libis. For booking and details about the restaurant, follow Book & Borders Cafe on Instagram@bookandborderscafe or call (1032) 8715560 and (02) 584-2465. 

Big day for home made cakes!

by E. Lorete/ http://inslashout.wordpress.com / http://inslashout.blog.com

Goldilocks went on the sweet roll, celebrating national cake day, which is part of the all Filipino bakery’s on going 50th founding anniversary festivities. Celebration culminated in a grand day where Goldilocks showcased its top selling birthday cakes Filipinos have been patronizing over the years for a variety of celebrations. It was a momentous gastronomic funfare wherein the media, and later Goldilock’s market, got to savor all of Goldilock’s celebration set cakes and pastries. The Filipinos have a penchant for the sweet palate of which cakes made by Goldilocks have become staple in every pinoy household’s family celebrations. There is a Goldilocks cake waiting for every known Filipino occasion, everything reflecting the kind of Filipino bonding shared with homegrown food that even balikbayans have been coming for a slice of say that tasty choco roll, brazo de mercedes or that vanilla and coffee chiffon cake that is been part of everyone’s memorable birthday celebrations throughout the years. Goldilocks, with its constantly preferred cakes and pastries, made its cakes, including that tasty banana cake smothered in soft white icing, the cener point of the day with Filipinos joining funfilled games and activities reminiscent of every celebration Goldilocks has part of throughout the years. Goldilocks made its cakes hears when it invited the public, the media at the forefront, to a weekend family event showcasing classic and new cakes choices you can always buy for Christmas parties, your family’s noche buena. Filipinos have a particular attachment to Goldilock’s home style cakes for the longest time. It is something Goldilocks over the 50 years it has been baking cakes for every Filipino celebration, desires to grow with the next generation of Filipinos. Media had a headstart, like a children’s party delighting guests the first time they see candle lit cake in the middle of the dining table, tasting some of Goldilocks most popular cakes. High on Inslashout’s gastronomic hit list include Goldilock’s Choco Cherry Torte, Choco Caramel Decadence, Banana Caramel Cake (my personal favorite), Rainbow Cake, Mocha Cake, Creamy Quezo Ube, Chunky Choco Cake and the classic Marble Chiffon cake. Goldilocks treated customers to a rare all you can eat cake buffet and special cake discounts for couples celebrating their anniversary.    

 A New Journey for Philam Asset Management, Inc. *

Philam Asset Management, Inc. (PAMI) is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Eric Lustre as its new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective November 21, 2016. Mr. Lustre will succeed Mr. Nanjo Berba who has been the company’s President and CEO since 2014. Mr. Berba will remain in PAMI as its new Chairman of the Board. 

Prior to his appointment, Mr Lustre was the Head of Corporate Finance and Real Estate Department of the Investment Division of The Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company. 

Outgoing PAMI President and CEO, Nanjo Berba said “Eric’s appointment will bring a breath of fresh air to PAMI, and I believe that with his leadership the company will be able to maintain its current standard of excellence. Eric has held multiple positions both with Philam Life and with other organizations. His experience will undoubtedly be a major contribution to PAMI.” 

Mr. Lustre received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from The Ateneo de Manila University and a Master’s degree in Business Management with a major in Finance at the Asian Institute of Management. 

From there, he went on to hold various positions within the financial sector. He is a director in the following companies representing Philam Life: Phinma Corporation, Philam-Equitable Life Assurance Company, ICCP Holdings, Inc., Science Park of the Philippines, Inc., Regatta Properties, Inc., Beacon Property Ventures, Inc. Pueblo de Oro Development Corporation, Cebu Light Industrial Park, Inc., and RFM-Science Park of the Philippines, Inc. 

With these qualifications, Mr. Lustre was the optimal choice to be at the helm of a company that is regarded as one most successful asset management companies in the Philippines. 

As PAMI President and CEO, Mr. Lustre intends to propel the company to new heights with the intention of providing Filipinos with smart investment opportunities, while still promoting the current PAMI products that have given multiple Filipinos financial success.

What is Philam Asset Management (PAMI)?

Philam Asset Management, Inc. (PAMI) is an asset management company that administers, distributes and provides investment advisory to nine mutual funds. PAMI is a wholly owned company of Philam Life – the country’s premier life insurance company– which is a member company of the AIA Group, the largest pan-Asian life insurance group that has a unique heritage of serving the world’s most dynamic region for more than 90 years.

Established in 1992, PAMI is one of the largest asset and wealth managers in the mutual fund industry with more than PhP40 Billion Assets under management as of June 30, 2014. A major contributor to the development of the Philippine mutual fund industry, PAMI is a leader in asset management in the Philippines, managing nine funds from different asset classes for different client risk appetites namely: Philam Managed Income Fund, Philam Bond Fund, PAMI Global Bond Fund, and Philam Dollar Bond Fund, Philam Fund, PAMI Asia Balanced Fund, PAMI Horizon Fund, PAMI Equity Index Fund and Philam Strategic Growth Fund.
About Philam Life

The Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company (Philam Life) is the country’s premier life insurance company. Established on June 21, 1947, Philam Life offers an extensive line of products in the industry that provides solutions to various financial needs including life protection, health insurance, savings, education, retirement, investment, group and credit life insurance.

Philam Life is a member of AIA Group Limited, the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group

About AIA

AIA Group Limited and its subsidiaries (collectively “AIA” or “the Group”) comprise the largest independent publicly listed pan- Asian life insurance group. It has operations in 17 markets in Asia-Pacific – wholly-owned branches and subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia97 per cent subsidiary in Sri Lanka, a 26 per cent joint venture in India and a representative office in Myanmar.
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OPPO expands business introducing new partners, launching limited edition grey steel F1sLimited

by Edsel Lorete/ http://inslashout.worpress.com / http://inslashout.blog.com

OPPO’s expansion is a testament’s growing market in the Philippines. It is what’s driving the very young Asian smartphone brand, particularly in the business, to reach out for other venues that would solidly push OPPO’s selling reach. 
Apart from partnering with telcos, OPPO is looking at other marketing venues to introduce OPPO’s growing smartphone line, particularly the newly launched F1SLimited, which markets with a grey body steel finish, which is attracting millenials given device’s sleek business form.
Inslashout shares OPPO’s plans in ASEA, revealing its newfound business partners. 

 

OPPO may have already become the country’s second bestselling smartphone, but the brand remains committed to increasing its market share in ASEAN’s fastest growing mobile market.
In less than three months since the F1s sold out immediately after its debut in August, OPPO introduces a limited edition metallic grey variant of its celebrated camera phone—the F1s Limited.
The F1s Limited has the same features of the F1s including its 16-megapixel front camera, large F/2.0 aperture, selfie-enhancing Beautify 4.0 app, and lightning-fast fingerprint recognition access.
“We are proud that OPPO has reached big milestones despite being relatively new in the Philippine smartphone market. It shows how much our smartphones appeal to Filipinos, especially among those who enjoy taking selfies,” said OPPO Philippines Brand Marketing Manager Stephen Cheng.
“This would not have been possible without our partnerships, which helped us achieve our current standing today,” Cheng added.

Continuing partnerships
A long-time partner of the smartphone brand, e-commerce store Lazada has just added the F1s Limited to its growing roster of OPPO phones for online shoppers.
Consumer finance provider Home Credit has also extended its partnership with OPPO to January 2017. Currently, Home Credit is offering the F1s at zero percent interest at P1,449/month.
Title sponsor
During the unveiling of the F1s Limited, TV5 president Coach Chot Reyes joined OPPO executives to announce that the smartphone brand will be the title sponsor of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) 2017-2018 season.
The upcoming season will air on Sports5, the sports division of the Kapatid network.
This year, OPPO served as the title sponsor of the PBA Governors’ Cup.
Available in prepaid and postpaid
OPPO also announced its new partnership with Smart for both prepaid and postpaid.
Three OPPO handsets, the A37, the Neo7, and the F1, are now bundled with an LTE SIM card with free 100MB for Facebook and games every month, as well as a 1GB monthly data reward for those who get P300 load.
Smart is also offering the F1s through its Giga Plan 999, which comes with a free 50-minute call to all networks, unlimited texts, free YouTube, and 5GB worth of free internet.
The F1s Limited will be available in concept and dealer stores starting November 11. The suggested retail price is P12,990.
 

 
What is OPPO?
                                                                                                                                                          

OPPO is a global electronics and technology service provider that provides customers with the latest and most exquisite electronic devices and mobile Internet service. OPPO delivers customers with the most delightful electronic experience that is full of surprises, through meticulous designs and smart technology. For more information, please visit http://global.oppo.com.

Fresh, nutritious refrigerated food for seven days!

by Edsel O. Lorete / http://inslashout.wordpress.com / http://inslashout.blog.com

Having problems storing food for rainy day? Freezing food, particularly perishable items like fish, meat and vegetables, can preserve food for a day or two. That is not enough storing time before your next marketing supermarket date expires. It is a costly budget affair, particularly for those who have less time doing marketing in the city, that can be remedied with a new coolant freezing technology, a modern kitchen refrigerator capable of preserving stored food for seven days. Electrolux developed the technology called Fresh Shield Crisper for its next generation of inverter refrigerator series. 

Refrigeration technology, which is generally more energy saving compared to standard refrigerators eating up on your monthly electricity billing, specifically works on managing temperature of kept food while under process of refrigeration. It controls moist influx, keeping refrigerated food like fruits, vegetable or even meat relatively fresher the day it was purchased. Electrolux’s NutriFresh Inverter Refrigerators is manufactured with a special “fresh shiled crisper which comes with a n unique tight seal that keeps referigeration temperatures stable.” 

Technology can minimize water loss and provide higher humidity to keep fruits and vegetable fresh for up to seven days. It means better access to fresh fruits even the next marketing is until next weekend. While any stored or refrigerated food will eventually spoil, which is why maintenance and cleanliness is stll key with any running refigerator, Electrolux’s NutriLife inverter refrigerators lets you enjoy fresh, nutrotious and delicious foods when you need it more. 

It is a perfect indoor refrigerator for high rise flats, for people who wants to live healthy without having to pay so much time visiting the supermarket for fresh goods. NutriFresh refrigerators, for those who do a lot of social parties or have large families with different food preferences, is a three door refriegerator that can store left over foods, fresh groceries and farm produce. Food stays relatively moist free the longer it stays enclosed, but it would be best keeping left overs stored in enclosed cases to avoid cross food contamination. 

Inverter technology, which is widely used even for airconditioning units, keeps the internal refrigerator consistent for freshness, saving up to 37% of energy consumption. Refrigerator’s design includes this fresh taste deodorizer feature that attracts and absorbs stray odors while eliminating 99.8% of bacterias (that cause food to spoil). Electrolux said inverter refriegerator was designed to compliment the fast paced urban lifestyle of urban dwellers who have no time to frequently visit market. 

Electrolux NutriFresh comes in two particular models the 2-door type for small families and single residents, and the 3-door refrigerator for larger families and larger appetites, the biggest of which is Electrolux’s French type ideal for restaurant kitchens. 

PayMaya-PayPal forge ties for easy fund transaction, offering up to 80% in discounted services

by Edsel Thadeus O. Lorete/ http://inslashout.wordpress.com / http://inslashout.blog.com

Global digital payment service provider PayPal and digital finance service PayMaya has forged a business partnership that would help more freelancers and on-line businesses to grow. The agreement will make it convenient for users to withdraw their PayPal funds using the PayMaya application. PayMaya and PayPal, given their unique payment and financing services attractive to young millenials getting into modern wireless type of business, has launched a promo since Spetember providing users to “enjoy 80 percent off PyPal’s withdrawal fee when they transfer their available PayPal balance to their PayMaya account until December 21, 2016. 

Transferred fund can be with from any Bancnet ATM using PayMaya card or through app transaction for those shopping on-line and including physical stores local and overseas. Discounted transaction services, as well as forged link between PayPal and PayMaya, cuts through long line just to transact payments for your business. Mobile transactions, since PayMaya is powered by telco Smart Communications, is rendered safe for those transacting while on-foot or while travelling with data access. 

It removes hassles, for transacting things like fees or payments, of actually visiting financial institutions like banks only to fall in line and fill up forms for hours. PayMaya is an application, which means you can download it from your smartphones via Google Play or the App Store free of any charges. PayMaya includes Mstercard features which allow you to shop on-line, pay bills and you can swipe card for MRT/LRT train rides for rush hour meetings between city points across Metro Maanila. PayMaya, for those unfamiliar about this card, lets you order other items from on-line via PayMaya’s official website http://www.paymaya.com or the on-line market place Takatack (www.takatack.com), free of delivery charges. 

PayPal, for those who make income through job sielines, provides a convenient and tested options to receive payments from overseas. Extending that payment fund to PayMaya makes it easy for mobile transactions to receive, shop or distribute funds to a variety of recipients for less. PayPal and PayMaya partnership is one of several collaborative efforts to “grow the use of digital financial services in the Philippines.” 
For specific information about PayMaya and PayPal’s services, Inslashout suggest logging facebook.com/PayaOfficial, twitter.com/paymayaofficial and instagram.com/paymaya_offcial.