Monday, September 17, 2018

REP Philippines stages Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

Rediscover the girl with a very, very, very long hair that does double duty as a rope, Rapunzel, as REP's Theater for Young Audiences brings you the story of Princess Rapunzel in Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale from September 15,2018 to January 27,2019 at the Onstage Theater Greenbelt, Makati City. 

REP Phils' Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

The stage design transports you to the deep dark forest and to the tower of Rapunzel.

REP's Artistic director for Theater for Young Audiences Joy Virata directs and PJ Rebullida choreographs a quirky cast of characters in this updated musical version of the original Brothers Grimm fairy tale with book, music and lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman. 

The cast of REP's Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

We join Princess Rapunzel's story on the eve of her 18th birthday when she is supposed to report to the palace and take her rightful place as queen. But Rapunzel thinks she is only 15. Why? Because like most fairy tale stepmothers, who are usually wicked, Rapunzel’s stepmom, the narcissistic, but delightfully funny Lady Za Za, plans to swoop in after the princess’s time is up and claim the crown for her own. Meanwhile, in other parts of the kingdom, Sir Roderick is looking for a new quest, while his BFF, Edgar, who chose beauty school instead of knight training, is on a quest of his own for the perfect head of hair, and a mysterious gypsy woman is looking for her a powerful piece of jewelry that was stolen from her.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

A Beginner's Guide to Investing in Mutual Funds

If you have P100,000 and would ask me what I can invest it in, I would advise you without batting an eyelash, to invest in a mutual fund.   Forget about starting a business with your 100,000.  You know why?  If you really know what business to engage in, you would not be asking me anymore.   You know,  If you have attempted to start a business but failed eventually, then sometimes it pays to look in another direction.   Why go into business with a high overhead and end up with a deficit and eventually even go bankrupt?  There is a better alternative for people who are still surfing about the best business to start, your money is safely managed and it could grow depending on the market and economy.    

Now, you’ll probably tell me, but I have no idea what a mutual fund is; what if I lose money in the long run?  Well, this I can tell you, all businesses are risky and all businessmen are risk-takers.   Besides, all businesses need an initial investment, and so is the mutual fund.   Sadly, only a few percent of Filipinos know what a mutual fund is and how it works.   The science of mutual fund is still a vague concept to most Filipinos, but that’s the reason why there are financial advisers and fund managers.  

Join FamilyMart's Shower of Prizes Promo

FamilyMart's Shower of Prizes Promo

Press release:

We all have a reason to be happy during the rainy season as FamilyMart gives showers of prizes to blow your rainy day blues away. Joining FamilyMart’s Shower of Prizes Promo is so easy.  With every purchase at FamilyMart, you get a chance to win a staycation for two, spa treatments, and over 40,000 instant prizes until October 14, 2018.

Each time you make a minimum purchase of P100 in a single receipt at any FamilyMart branch, and you already get one raffle entry and one instant prize pick! Instant prizes include FamilyMart-branded coffee mugs, tumblers, umbrellas, and eco bags, as well as Zalora gift certificates and a wealth of other rainy-day essentials. All entries will be downloaded, and an electronic raffle system will be used to pick the five lucky grand prize winners who will each receive a relaxing Onsen Spa-cation package for two during the Grand Raffle Draw on Friday, October 19, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018

Omron Healthcare and The Philippine Society of Hypertension initiates 'BPrecise' Awareness Campaign

More and more Filipinos are suffering from hypertension without them knowing it
It’s easy to know you’re sick when you have the signs or symptoms. But when your illness is asymptomatic (where you'll just wake up one day and find out you're sick without any warning), that can be very alarming. 

Omron launches BPrecise campaign with the Philippine Society of Hypertension

Most hypertensive patients have no symptoms. The known symptoms of hypertension like headache, dizziness, nape pain, and blurring of vision are non-specific and could be due to other causes. The best way to find out is to have one’s blood pressure taken. It's very easy to do and it only takes a few minutes to do it. 

Unfortunately, perhaps due to the Filipino diet, based on the national survey released by the Department of Health in 2017, the total number of hypertensive Filipinos is now more than 12 million, with more than half of them are unaware of their condition. Roughly, that is one out of four to five Filipinos in general.

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Beyond the Box Wins International Training Competition

Beyond the Box was represented by Arvin Dumo, Training Specialist and Raffy Colico, Training Supervisor

Press release:

Beyond the Box Philippines proudly bagged the championship at an impromptu Training Video Competition at the Bandung Trainers Camp held last July 16-20, 2018 in Bandung Indonesia. Beyond the Box was represented by Arvin Dumo, Training Specialist and Raffy Colico, Training Supervisor. The duo competed against trainers from several countries, namely Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Bangladesh. 

The mini symposium and competition on July 19 was given a different twist from the question-and-answer format of previous years. This time around, the camp included participants from nine other countries, which made the competition more intense. “This was not my first time to represent the company in this camp, but this year not only were there more competitors, there was more effort given by the trainers,” said Raffy. “What made it different was the extra effort we all put in to make sure that our message would be easily and effectively delivered to those who would watch our video.” “ Before the competition started we were given guidelines to consider when creating our video, and what stuck with us was to ‘Keep it simple. Keep it local.’ This meant we needed to consider our audience, such as the use of language and terminologies that they are familiar with,” shared Arvin. 

The importance of knowing who your audience was underscored throughout the entire process. “You need to be able to simplify what you want to say. And how do you do that? By knowing your audience well.” Raffy, who has been with Digits Trading Corp. for 12 years also shared how trainers can set themselves apart from the rest: “We [trainers] are similar regardless where we come from. What differentiates us is on how we facilitate, how we tackle the topic, and approach the audience so that they learn during each training session.” 

During the camp, Arvin albeit being relatively new in the company was also given the chance to talk about the company’s best practices. This competition allowed the Training and Development team, headed by Bodjie Pamintuan to showcase the skills of its trainers, which reflects on the company’s sales team performance and their ability to effectively market to Filipino users. 

Beyond the Box is proudly owned and operated by Digits Trading Corp. For the latest on Beyond the Box, follow their page at or visit Follow our official Digits Trading Corp Facebook account at
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