April 5, 2014

Pilipinas Taj launches Tata Manza, Tata Vista and Tata Xenon at Manila International Auto Show

Prepare to meet four new vehicles from the biggest motor company of India, Tata Motors Limited, the leader in commercial vehicles and among the top in passenger vehicles.

The Tata Manza INI sedan, the sporty hatchback Tata Vista INI, two sports pick-ups, the Tata Xenon DLS and the Tata Xenon DLE, plus the mini trucks Tata Ace and Tata Super Ace were unveiled at the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Tata Motors, the world’s fifth largest truck manufacturer and fourth largest bus manufacturer is represented locally by Pilipinas Taj Autogroup (TAJ).



“The world trusts the brand Tata, people know the quality and reliability that is synonymous with the name. New innovations and technologies are constantly imbibed in the latest vehicles produced by the brand, such as the new generation of diesel-powered engines for commercial vehicles that deliver durable, fuel-efficient vehicles for motorists worldwide. The introduction of the first Indian car brand in the country also signifies the arrival here of vehicles that are more suited to Asian countries with new features that can stand up to other brands in the market." said David Coyukiat, President and Chairman of Pilipinas Taj Autogroup.

The Tata Manza INI is sleek, has a spacious interior and ample storage, with both power and poise. The Tata Vista INI is youthful and sporty, and comes in fun, bright colors. It too has lots of comfy legroom and runs on a Safire petrol engine unique to Tata Motors.

The Tata Xenon DLS and the Tata Xenon DLE meanwhile are sporty pick-ups, with the DLE sporting a 4x4 Drivetrain and the Tata DLS, 4x2. "They are a perfect blend of looks and performance," Nicky Mariano, TAJ General Manager said.

Also showcased at MIAS and available for retail in the Philippines starting July are the Tata Ace and Tata Super Ace. These diesel mini trucks are durable, fuel-saving and provide optimum capacity for both seating and loading, making for a great vehicle choice for enterprising Pinoys.

"Tata Motors brings affordable, durable vehicles that are fuel-efficient and caters to the needs of the market. It is the leading, most trusted motoring brand in India, and we are confident that we can provide the same quality and value to the Philippine motoring industry," Mariano added.

Tata Motors provides a diverse range of vehicles – from sedans to fire trucks, army vehicles to service trucks and even compact SUVs. The commercial and passenger vehicles of Tata Motors have markets in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Asia and South America, and has now come to the Philippines.

“The timely arrival of Tata Motors in the country with the resurgence of the Philippine economy will mean that our vehicles can become a partner for growth and development for many Filipinos, especially in the automotive industry. Tata Motors’ vision and objective is to produce vehicles geared to become “workhorses” for driving.” David Coyukiat added.

More models and types of commercial and passenger vehicles of Tata Motors are expected to launch in the Philippines this 2014. Pilipinas Taj Autogroup showrooms for the Tata Manza INI, Tata Vista INI, Tata Xenon DLS, Tata Xenon DLE, Tata Ace and Tata Super Ace are in Marcos Highway, Cainta, Rizal and Barrio Pampanga, Davao City.

March 24, 2014

Creamy Delight Preps you for Summer

Summer means sexy bods here, there and everywhere. That Is why im giving way to this article for we - yes! we! - will conquer the beaches.

After months on end munching on salty treats, summer is knocking on our doors again to remind us to get back into shape. The usual and fastest way people achieve this is through calorie cutting and pushing your body to the limit. But these tactics usually result into putting your body in a worse condition as abrupt starvation and too much workout can unnecessarily stress your body.

Non-Fat

Another taboo in the getting-into-shape-mania is that you should refrain from snacks as if they are immediately synonymous with unhealthy foods or the worse one, starving yourself. However, thanks to technology, we can still enjoy the leisure of snacking while keeping our health and shape in check. Thanks to pasteurization, a technological breakthrough that can assist us in our summer diet,our favorite snack that fills us up and keeps our health in check is now more available than before. This process heats up food and sterilizes it, all while preserving nutrients and enabling it to have longer shelf life.

Regular / Original

The one snack that you can now enjoy to help you get into a sexy summer body is pasteurized yogurt Creamy Delight. Each cup is filled with vitamins and nutrients to give you the extra energy you need to push through your stressful day and straight to your after-work activities. With a low sodium percentage, it ensures that your body absorbs all these nutrients faster and better. Compared with other unhealthy snacks we usually binge on, it’s better to munch on something handy, healthy, and unbelievably light. Now you can enjoy long-lasting energy to spend that quality time with your family while rocking that sexy bod!

Thick and Creamy
With four variants to choose from, you’ll never get bored. You have thick and creamy for that extra yogurt goodness, the original non-traditional yogurt perfect for bonding with the family, the non-fat for those who are going the extra mile to rock their bikinis, and the ever so delicious Creamy Delight for kids with real pureed fruit flavor to entice and energize your active kids all throughout their day. Whether you go for one or all four, your back-to-shape program is safe from disintegrating from its goals.

Yogi Kids
You can get your Creamy Delight fix in your favorite convenient stores and sari-sari stores all over the country. Keep it sweet, keep it sexy, and keep it healthy with Creamy Delight!

March 19, 2014

Win FREE Summer Siren Tickets

Be part of the hottest 3-day beach party for FREE when you share your #AyosNaSummer wish with your AyosDito.ph barkada! Simply Surf & Share on AyosDito.ph to win FREE Summer Siren tickets for you and your friends!



A total of 35 Summer Siren passes and 10 limited edition AyosLoudbasstard speaker docks will be given away to lucky Ka-Ayos who will share their #AyosNaSummer wish on AyosDito.ph. Join to get the chance to meet great people at the Summer Siren Festival happening on April 4-6 at Crystal Beach, Zambales! It’s very easy to join and win the ultimate beach adventure for your barkada. Tara na!



To join:

  1. Search #AyosNaSummer on AyosDito.ph then click the Win Summer Siren Tickets ad.
  2. Reply to the ad with your #AyosNaSummer wish. The more replies you leave, the more chances of winning exclusive Summer Siren tickets for you and your friends.

The prizes:

  • Total of 15 tickets and 3 room accommodations to be won! (5 Super Ayos winners will win 3 tickets and 1 room accommodation each)
  • Total of 20 tickets up for grabs! (5 AyosBarkada winners of 4 tickets each)
  • Exclusive consolation prizes for music lovers up for grabs. (10 winners of Loudbasstard speaker docks)
Winners will be selected at random. The more #AyosNaSummer wish you send, the higher your chances of winning. Each ticket is valid for entry to the Summer Siren event at Crystal Beach, Zambales this coming April 4 to 6, 2014. For more info, go to http://blog.ayosdito.ph

March 18, 2014

Nokia X launched in the Philippines

Nokia today announced the launch of Nokia X, part of the new Nokia X family of affordable smartphones that run Android™ apps, in the Philippines. This new device is the perfect introduction to the world of Android apps, coupled with signature Nokia experiences, and the most popular Microsoft services.

The Nokia X features Nokia’s renowned quality and design, with a fresh, tile-based user interface inspired by our Lumia family. It comes with Fastlane, a screen that lets people switch between their favorite apps more smoothly. People can access curated, quality-tested apps from Nokia Store, more than a dozen third-party app stores and by sideloading. All devices are also pre-loaded with a variety of very popular third-party apps and games.


“We believe this unique combination will resonate with consumers around the world and set a great precedent for the level of quality that can be achieved in the fast-growing, affordable smartphone segment.” said Gary Chan, Head of Marketing, Pan Asia, Nokia.

“We are happy to be one of the first countries to launch the much anticipated Nokia X,” said Karel Holub, General Manager, Philippines, Nokia. “The Nokia X would be a great device for Filipinos with Fastlane, signature Nokia experiences and a number of third party apps, in addition to a sturdy and attractive build at an affordable price.”

Out of the box, users can enjoy signature Nokia experiences including free* HERE Maps, with true offline maps and integrated turn-by-turn navigation, and Nokia MixRadio for free music streaming and downloadable playlists. The Nokia X is also an affordable introduction to popular Microsoft services, including free cloud storage using OneDrive.

The Nokia X, a beautifully crafted smartphone with Nokia’s signature design approach and bold, bright colors. At only 10.4mm thin, the slim, durable monobody design features a 4” capacitive WVGA touch screen that provides great readability, and exchangeable back covers that come in a variety of statement colors. Inside, the device runs on the Nokia X Software Platform and is powered by a 1Ghz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

The Nokia X features two screens: home, which features a fresh, tile-based design and Fastlane. Fastlane is a dynamic record of how people use their phone, day-by-day, moment-by-moment. It captures everything people love: they need only to swipe once from the home screen to access Fastlane, see a record of recent activity, and switch between their favorite apps, smoothly. Fastlane has been completely re-imagined for the
Nokia X family. People can return a missed call by calling or texting, accept or decline calendar invitations, or control the music player – all from within the Fastlane view. Fastlane is also more customizable and social-friendly than ever. People can select what appears on their Fastlane feed, read notifications from their social networks and update their status from within Fastlane, making the experience even more productive.

Product specifications and availability
The Nokia X is now available for SRP of Php 5,990. The Nokia X will be available in bright green, bright red, black and white.

Additional specifications for the Nokia X:
  • 4" capacitive touchscreen
  • 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual Core Processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 3MP camera
  • Dual SIM
  • Up to 32GB expandable memory
  • 1500 mAH battery
  • Satellite GPS
  • Accelerometer
  • Available colors: Bright Green, Bright Red, Black and White

About Nokia
Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia's technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. For more information, visit http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia.

March 15, 2014

“Big 4” motorbike firms boost “Original Na Bida” 3.0 edition

The motorcycle industry’s Big 4 — Honda Philippines, Kawasaki Motor Philippines, Suzuki Philippines and Yamaha Motor Philippines — converge as they push for high quality, safety and original design in the 3rd edition of their “Original na Bida” (OnB) campaign at SM City Cagayan de Oro Event Activity Center to be held this coming March 14-16, 2014.


For three days, the Big 4 motorbike firms, shifting the holding of this noteworthy campaign from its traditional Manila base to this famous Mindanao city called “City of Golden Friendship,” will offer safety-riding programs and recreational activities amid a festival-like environment, to patrons as they reiterate the wise choice of original motorcycles and spare parts among motorists for a more pleasurable riding experience.

Yesterday, the event kicked-off with a grand Big 4 motorcade started at 8 a.m. then, a press conference, ribbon-cutting and unveiling of the OnB seal and video presentation will follow, while another interesting video called “Bida vs. Nagpapakabida” been shown to further emphasize the value of using original brands and spare parts. In the afternoon, seminars organized by the Big 4 will also be held, in between various games and raffle events. Plus the “Bidang Barangay” contest will kick off, pitting 4 groups against each other to earn the right to be called “Bidang Barangay.”

For the second day, people from Cagayan de Oro City and the rest of Mindanao will get to know more about the “Original na Bida” campaign through interviews with the Big 4 representatives. More raffle draws, exciting games, plus electrifying performances from guest artists also marks Day 2 of the event.

Finally, Day 3 will feature, aside from more raffles, games and musical entertainment, the finals of the Bidang Barangay contest and a scintillating “fliptop” (rap battle) that will feature YouTube Pinoy rap sensation “Abra” and his partners, Loonie and Band. They will engage in a literary battle using rap as their medium. Expect the crowd to get pumped up as they deliver a one-of-a-kind performance rarely seen nowadays.

Now on its third year, the “Original na Bida” campaign aims to educate motorists that Japanese manufacturers make the best motorcycle units and spare parts because these underwent thorough studies, using the latest research and development technologies in order to assure safety, high quality and premium design more consistently than other low-quality motorbike brands.

The same companies are also known to observe strict compliance with government regulations and standards. That’s why customers are assured of riding high-quality motorcycles in the country.

With the success of the safety and quality campaign, the “Original na Bida” drive has gained support from thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts in various media platforms and other concerned groups for the past 2 years for its noteworthiness and timeliness. Many agree that it is really an advantage to own original motorcycle units as they cited its inherent durability and reliability.

For inquiries about the Big 4 motorcycle brands, visit their nearest service centers nationwide. And to know more about the “Original na Bida,” campaign, go to www.facebook.com/OriginalNaBida.

March 14, 2014

New Meals from Jollibee

I know some of you have heard about this, tried it too. Here's some thing new on Jollibee's Menu:

As of 24th of February 2014, the return of our beloved Lenten Season Jollibee Treats.


As of 10th of March 2014, our beloved weekday rice meals has a new combo.


Upon seeing that poster I then ordered the Garlic Beef Combo. Its good combo and you need an extra rice for sure. I also asked for hot sauce too.


Lastly for dessert. I cannot remember when was this started. All I know is this treat is yummy indeed!


It has KitKat Bits and caramel syrup blended in Vanilla soft served Ice Cream. Don't worry, its not too sweet, its just right.

March 13, 2014

SM Supermalls Honors 100 Women of Power and Substance This March

(Manila, Philippines--March 6, 2014) In celebration of Women’s Month, SM Supermalls, Project Headshot
Clinic, and the Dream Project Philippines are launching a campaign and digital exhibit called Inspire.

Inspire brings together 100 of the country’s most inspiring women from all fields and industries, such as Jessica Cox, Irma Adlawan, Andi Manzano, Cheska Garcia-Kramer, Kai Magsanoc, Margie Moran, Nene Chan, Angel Guerrero, Kara Alikpala, Wilma Galvante, Patricia Bermudez-Hizon, Ingrid Santamaria, Sarah Gaugler, and Merlee Jayme. (Photos can be found here)

The diversity of the women chosen shows that regardless of background, beliefs, and preferences, empowered women who dream and act on those dreams are able to inspire and change their communities for the better.

Inspire is showcasing stories of women empowering others. To get a chance to be one of the 100 women featured in Inspire, applicants must answer the question, “How are you using your power as a woman to inspire change and enable dreams of your own and of others?” Their answers should be posted in any of the  following  social  media  accounts,  Facebook,  Twitter  or  Instagram,  starting  with  the  hashtag
#SMProjectInspire.

Applicants must also register via Headshot Clinic's official website, www.headshotclinic.com, for their entries to be counted. Entries must be received by March 17, 2014.

Inspire is a joint effort of SM Supermalls, Project Headshot Clinic, and the Dream Project Philippines. It is one of the highlights of SM Supermalls’ national celebration of Women’s Month. To know the full schedule of events for March, please visit www.facebook.com/smsupermalls.

Project Headshot Clinic is digital platform that merges profile photos with campaigns and advocacies. The Dream Project Philippines is a volunteer-based community initiative that helps build the nation by shaping the dreams of the Filipino youth.

For more information about Inspire, go to  www.headshotclinic.com,  www.smsupermalls.com or in the
SM Supermalls’ official Facebook page.

March 12, 2014

Buon Giorno with Over 40 delicious breakfast dishes at Italianni’s

Rise and shine to a brand new day knowing that your favorite Italian-American restaurant,Italianni’s,serves some serious breakfast to get you through the day!

Available at its branches in Greenbelt 2 and Bonifacio High Streetdaily from 7 am to 10:30 a.m., Italianni’smakes sure that there’s something for everyone on its breakfast menu. Whether you prefer international fare,to go local with Pinoy favorites or opt for gourmet-style wake-me-uppers, you can choose from over 40 dishes that are robust, complete meals served with complimentary coffee for a morning caffeine fix. Another bonus? They’re affordable too, with choices starting at P165.

http://italiannis.com.ph/promos/breakfast-creations
Sometimes you want a touch of gourmet in your meal. That is why award-winning corporate chef Josh Boutwood created the Gourmet Breakfast Selection. If this is what you’re looking for, the Prosciutto Ham, Soft Egg and Asparagus finished off with Parmesan sauce hits the spot. Chef Josh also highly recommends the Homemade Corned Beef Brisket with Potato Omelette.

Italianni’srecreates well-loved Filipino breakfast dishes with an Italian flairsuch as the Crispy Pancetta Bacon, thin crispy strips of pork belly served with fried rice and sunny side-ups; and Primera Tapa, premium tenderloin beef slices cured in old-style tapa marinade served with adobo fried rice and scrambled egg on top. Another specialty is the Eggs Benedict Adobo, a clever culinary fusion that has the salty flavors of adobo flakes, gratinated kesong puti, poached eggs and tomatoes on two English muffins.

Italianni’s likewise offers a wide variety of continental choices like the American Platter, comfort food on a plate with golden pancakes, choice of bacon or sausage, and two eggs done any style. There are breakfast essentials as well, such as fluffy Chocolate and Orange Pancakes (another great recipe from Chef Josh), crepes, waffles and more.

You have no reason to skip the most important meal of the day. It’s about time you tuned up with Italianni’s new Breakfast Creations…because BuonGiornos are made of these! And if you can’t decide whether to choose sweet or savory dishes for breakfast, why not order both? After all, you only eat breakfast once a day. So, indulge!

For inquiries and details, call Italianni’s Greenbelt 2at 728-0289/91; Bonifacio High Street at 856-4094. Also check out Italianni’sinstagram #italiannisph; Website: http://italiannis.com.ph and Facebook: www.facebook.com/italiannisph

March 10, 2014

Bulgogi Brothers Launches 7 New Mouth-Watering Dishes

K-pop isn’t the only in-thing about Korea here and around the world. Apart from the people, their food has also made a significant impact especially for Pinoy foodies. Luckily, Bulgogi Brothers offers an authentic Korean dining experience that satisfies any kind of Korean craving you might have. With years of feeding the perennially hungry, Bulgogi Brothers is now serving you new dishes to delight and excite your Korean palette.


With their usual scrumptious and flavorful meals, Bulgogi Brothers is now introducing 7 new Korean Classics. If you’re more of a soup person, you can try the new Ginseng Chicken Soup—a hearty concoction of Chicken soup with a hint of Ginseng or be a little bold and go for the Spicy Cold Noodles—a new way to enjoy noodles with a fresh and hot flavor that is chillingly cool in every bite. Experience a new way of cooling down this summer!


If you’re more of in a snack mode, you can dig into the Crisp Chicken Wings that will surely seduce your Korean senses. You can also try the very popular Korean snack, Spicy Rice Cakes, which are hot, sweet, and chewy all at the same time. If you’re feeling a tad bit hungrier than usual, try out the Striploin and Boneless Short Ribs Combination, consisting the combination of beef cuts, or try the melt-in-your-mouth-meat with some luscious beefiness of the 250g per piece T-bone Steak. With its top choice Angus beef and the succulent flavors all encased into a slob of juicy and tender premium meat, this steak will never be a mistake.


And if you’re feeling faint for meat, go big or go home with the tender and succulent top choice Angus beef grilled to perfection with their Striploin steak that comes with lettuce for wrapping or just plain ol’ rice to keep it all together. All of these dishes come with 6 side dishes on the house including their three new delectable side dishes namely Radish Kimchi, Crispy Sweet Potato, and Seared Tofu. Just complete it with your favorite Bulgogi Brothers Korean desserts and drinks and your Korean love will just go up a notch.


Don’t wait until your next Korean craving and visit Bulgogi Brothers now and taste the love with their new dishes available at Greenbelt 5, Alabang Town Center, and SM Mall of Asia.

March 8, 2014

Valentine's Day Postcrossing 2014 batch 3

2 March 2014

This is the second batch I received from Valentine's Day Postcrossing 2014. To view the Intro and the First Batch click this link - http://www.agent112778.com/2014/02/valentines-day-postcrossing-2014-batch-1.html and this link is for the second batch - http://www.agent112778.com/2014/03/valentines-day-postcrossing-2014-batch-2.html

Second Batch

Received last 8 March 2014, a total of three. This is from Iriga City, Camarines Sur.


A vintage photo of Jaro, Iloilo was given by a mommy from City of Malolos, Bulacan.


and last for this batch, a handcrafted postcard from a lady of Taguig City. I wonder how she printed this. Nice color and paper.
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