Why Filipino Moms are going to love Pop Tops: Australia’s Favorite Kid’s Juice Drink

With school opening fast approaching, Filipino moms get busy planning their kids’ school needs and requirements. Besides books and uniforms, they need to prioritize their kids' nutritious baon, looking for healthy options that are easy to prepare and attractive enough for their kids to enjoy. 

But nowadays, this combination can be challenging to find, especially in kid's beverages. Fortunately, we have a solution. Introducing Pop Tops: Australia’s Favorite Kids Juice Drink.   
From the bottle to the juice, Pop Tops is a kids beverage designed to entice the young ones with its taste and packaging. Each Pop Tops comes in a handy-lunch box sized 250ml serving, perfect for little tots' drinking needs, and for moms to carry in their purse. 

The bottle has a child-friendly grip designed for little hands, and a smaller drinking spout to avoid spillage and mess. With a pop-up cap, the drink is re-sealable, allowing kids to enjoy their juice during long trips and vacations. With the right serving size, moms will have a peace of mind that their kids get the nutrients they need in the amount that they want. 

“One of the main dilemmas parents have is persuading their children to eat or drink what they have prepared. Pop Tops prioritizes to make the beverage attractive and easy-to-use for your child, so that they can have all the nutrients in a drink they can enjoy. This makes life a lot easier for busy parents who want the best for their children,” shares Atlas Global Advantage managing director Hans Nathan Ching. 

Unlike most artificial drinks marketed today, Pop Tops is made from real fruit juice, with 30 percent less sugar and less sodium, and has no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. Pop Tops juices are made in Australia, with the highest quality and safety standards that our children deserve. Coming in apple and orange flavors, its natural taste has been universally enjoyed both by kids and parents for generations.

Adding fun to the kids' drinking experience are the colorful characters from the Pop Tops bunch, led by Alfi Apple and Oli Orange. Aside from being a daily kid's beverage, Pop Tops is so attractive and engaging that it can be an ideal giveaway for birthday parties and other special occasions.
“Pop Tops was developed with health and safety in mind. It is not enough that each child is satisfied. They have to benefit from what they consume in the long run. Each drink they consume is an investment in their future health, and Pop Tops is the only kids beverage that delivers this in a way that children will love,” says director Neil Vincent Ching

Our children are the most special people in our lives, and they deserve something special like Pop Tops. Australia's favorite kids' fruit juice drink Pop Tops is now available in SM Snack Exchange, Rustans Supermarket, Robinsons Supermarket, and SM Hypermarket nationwide. To know more about Pop Tops, follow @poptopsph via Instagram.

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Beko PH urges Filipinos to go green when doing their laundry

The call to conserve water and energy has never been more imperative than today. With the effects of global warming and climate change now more pronounced than ever before, there is a need to be mindful of the way we spend our resources. This not only extends to the way we use our water resources but also the way we consume electricity.

Be wise energy users.

As part of Beko’s green initiatives, Beko Philippines encourages Filipinos to become wise energy users by contemplating on their laundry routine. Beko understands that doing the laundry also requires a significant amount of electricity.

According to the Department of Energy (DOE), the household sector is the second major user of electricity. In fact, laundry accounts 29 percent of other household electricity usage based on the latest available Household Energy Consumption Survey (HECS) by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

“Beko believes that we must take into account how much energy is consumed even on our laundry. As we envision a greener laundry routine, the company has been initiating outstanding contributions toward the protection of the environment through energy efficiency and innovating eco-friendly washing machines,” said Dyeun Zapanta, Beko Philippines Sales and Marketing Head.

Beko suggests that households follow regular laundry days and avoid running the washing machine for only a few pieces of items.

Invest on energy-efficient washing machines.

Beko Philippines underlines that by taking steps to reduce energy consumption, one could contribute to a cleaner and greener world. For instance, investing on energy-efficient washers and dryers significantly cuts your electric bills.

Recently, the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) tested the energy efficiency of certain Beko washing machines in line with its Orange Tags campaign. The Meralco Orange Tags are easy-to-understand labels that indicate estimated energy consumption in kilowatt-hours (kWh) and estimated cost per hour to inform consumers on how much electricity a household product consumes.

Meralco tested some Beko’s washing machines in three trials. Items tested ranged from front loaders, top loaders and dryers in different sizes and capacities. The said survey revealed that the washing machines are all energy efficient. The results of the test are as follows:

Beko Top Load Fully Automatic Washing Machine

Meralco estimated that the average cost per wash of Beko’s three top-loads amounts to only a peso per hour of washing cycle.

Specifically, for a 7-kg capacity washing machine, every wash amounts to only PhP0.96 per hour of washing with 0.09 energy consumption and 94 watts for power usage.

Meanwhile, for 9-kg capacity top load, Meralco calculated that the cost per wash cycle amounts to PhP1.14 for almost an hour of washing with 0.11 energy consumption and 97 watts. On the other hand, for 12kg top load, they assessed that the cost per wash amounts to PhP1.37 again for almost an hour with 0.13 energy consumption and 109 watts.

Beko Frontload Fully Automatic Washing Machine

For a 7-kg and 9-kg capacity, the estimated cost per wash both costs 9 pesos per almost four hours of washing with 0.88 and 0.84 energy consumption, respectively.

On the other hand, for 10.5-kg frontload, they measured that every wash costs 15 pesos for a full load, full cycle with duration of nearly four hours with 1.47 energy consumption and 380 watts for power usage.

Beko Dryers 

For Beko’s 7-kg dryer, the estimated cost per drying cycle amounts to six pesos per half an hour with 0.63 energy consumption and 1,217 watts.

“Our products are meant to not only improve how people live but also improve how we impact our environment. “Choosing an energy efficient washing machine can do more for the environment and at the same time, reduce the cost of their water and electricity bills. That is why we are bringing the efficiency of our washing machines as the Official Partner of the Everyday to help Filipino consumer save energy,” added Zapanta.

Beko Ph on its second year

Beko Philippines continues to innovate products that can make a difference in the lives of Filipinos. With their strong emphasis and commitment toward raising awareness on energy consumption and innovating energy-efficient washing machines, they encourage Filipinos to take part towards preserving their environment by taking into consideration their energy consumption.

Strengthening its local presence as it approaches its third year in the Philippines, leading European home appliance brand Beko further penetrates the Filipino market. Since 2015, Beko Philippines already doubled its distribution in the country. The company has also tripled its sales through its enhanced and domineering product line that continuously meets the need of the Filipino market.

To know more about Beko and Beko Philippines, like the Beko Philippines fan page (@BekoPH) or visit their website at www.beko.ph
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PMAP Project sHaRe: Strengthening Human Resource Management

Do you have issues in managing your employees? Are you looking for effective ways to develop your workforce? Get some sound advice from experts and leaders in the field of human resource management (HRM)?

The People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) will be holding an innovative learning event entitled Project sHaRe: Strengthening Human Resource Management on August 24, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Meralco Multi-Purpose Hall, Ortigas, Pasig City.

This momentous event will feature industry experts and distinguished practitioners who will share their knowledge and ideas that will help organizations in resolving workplace issues and challenges while sharing best practices and learning with fellow people managers.

New trends and relevant information on recruitment, learning and development, compensation and management, organization development and labor relations will be discussed by the notable resource persons:

Mr. Bobby T. Marquez, Jr. (Former VP for HR of HSBC, Alcatel and Sterling Tobacco)
Mr. Gerry A. Plana, FPM (Chief Executive, Investors in People Philippines)
Mr. Patricio A. Picazo (HR Executive with more than 20 years of practice and multi-industrial exposure)
Atty. Ranulfo P. Payos, DPM (1989-90 PMAP President)
Mr. Jesse Francis N. Rebustillo (Immediate PMAP Past President)
Mr. Rene M. Gener, DPM (PMAP Executive Director)

PMAP, the premier organization of people managers and HR practitioners in the country, is  inviting SMEs, HR practitioners, people managers, students, members of the academe and business professionals in this summit. Investment fee is P1,500 inclusive of am and pm snacks, lunch and certificate of attendance. 

For registration and sponsorship pcakages, please feel free to get in touch with Mr. Mark Maghirang (mark.maghirang@pmap.org.ph) through tel. no. 726-1532 locals 303, 304 or 323.

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OPPO F3 Red Limited Edition to be Available Starting August 12, 2017

After days of teasing in the OPPO Philippines Facebook fan page, the long wait is over as the OPPO F3 Red Limited Edition is now coming in the Philippines. It will be initially available at the SM Aura OPPO Concept Store on the 12th of August, followed by the release at other OPPO Concept Stores and exclusive online store Lazada.
The OPPO Philippines Facebook page received an overwhelming feedback to the new color variant of the OPPO F3 when it was teased early August 2017. The teaser post reached more than 3,000 shares and 3,500 comments in less than 3 days, while other materials and videos received similar results.
Embracing a fierce red color, the OPPO F3 Red is the ideal smartphone for the expressive consumer. As a color that represents flare and attitude of being fierce, the F3 Red captures the heart of customers who desires for a smartphone that can stand out among the rest. Additionally, the OPPO F3 Red is one of the very few smartphones in the market with such premium red color and metal finish.

OPPO F3 Red Limited Edition
The OPPO F3 is a dual-selfie camera smartphone that can let customers experience wider selfies and include more people on a groufie. Additionally, it has 4GB of RAM for multi-tasking and generous 64GB of storage for apps, photos, and videos; all in a sleek metal body and 5.5” Full HD screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Customers are also rest assured that their F3 Red is protected with the included soft transparent case and pre-installed screen protector for added peace of mind. Additional accessories are also available at OPPO concept stores nationwide to enhance their OPPO experience.
Customers who will purchase the OPPO F3 Red Limited Edition on-site at the SM Aura Concept Store will receive a special gift of an Olike Powerbank and Olike Wireless Sports Earphone worth Php1,200. The offer is only available on the grand opening of the SM Aura Concept Store on August 12, 2017 and until stocks last.
"Our new OPPO F3 Red Limited Edition smartphone is our offering to our customers who clamor for a more stylish and stand out smartphone. Aside from the premium red color and unique packaging, we offer the smartphone at the same price of our current OPPO F3.” said Eason de Guzman, OPPO Philippines Public Relations Manager.
The OPPO F3 Red Limited Edition will be available on August 12, 2017 at OPPO Concept Stores nationwide and in Lazada as the exclusive online store. Online purchasers may check out bit.ly/OPPOF3Red via Lazada for more details.
For more details about the OPPO F3, please visit https://www.facebook.com/OPPOPH/ or log on to http://www.oppo.com/ph/index.html.

About OPPO

For the last 10 years, OPPO has been focusing on manufacturing camera phones, while innovating mobile photography technology breakthroughs. OPPO started the era of selfie beautification and was the first brand to launch smartphones with 5MP and 16MP front cameras.  OPPO was also the first brand to introduce the motorized rotating camera, the Ultra HD feature and the 5x Dual Camera Zoom technology. OPPO's Selfie Expert F series launched in 2016 drove a selfie trend in the smartphone industry.

In 2016, OPPO was ranked as the number 4 smartphone brand globally, according to IDC. And today, OPPO provides excellent smartphone photography experience to over 100 million young people around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.oppo.com/ph/index.html

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Grayns rice cooker reducing starch out of our rice I The only healthy rice cooker in the world

Just recently, I was able to attend the launch of an amazing and revolutionary health cooker. A rice cooker that reduces starch and takes out the sugar from our rice! isn't it really wonderful and very health-conscious process of cooking rice?! Well, it's the first and only rice cooker in the world actually... only from American Technologies, Inc. , comes Grayns Revolutionary Health Cooker.

During the start of the program, we were given the brief background about the Low Density Lipoprotein and the High Density Lipoprotein and about high sugar diet and its dangerous effects to our health. 

Mr. Joseph Pagulayan, fitness guru

Little did we know that rice has a higher Amylopectin  to Amylose ratio, therefore classifying it as an RDS (Rapidly Digestible Starch) while oats has a higher Amylose to Amylopectin classifying it as an SDS (Slowly Digestible Starch). 

During the cooking process, the RDS molecules which are usually heavily branched leave the rice grain and dissolve in water at a certain temperature which is called the gelatinization temperature of rice. It varies for different varieties of rice depending on whether the particular rice is short grain or long grain. .

Comparison of a Conventional Rice Cooker to 
Grayns Rice Cooker 

Revolutionary Rice Cooker that Reduces Starch Launched 

American Technogies, Inc. unveiled a revolutionary rice cooker that is the first of its kind—Grayns. The revolutionary rice cooker reduces starch out of rice, thereby lowering calorie content and glycemic load per serving. The media launch was attended by members of the press and online bloggers.

Dubbed as the only healthy rice cooker in the world, Grayns’ patented technology allows cooking rice scientifically the way it’s meant to be cooked. Undergoing a 4-stage cooking process called RevoCook, the rice is first gelatinized through thermosense—the setting of the right temperature to rid the rice of excess starch. The debonding stage follows, where the gelatinous temperature is intuitively held until most of the excess starch is removed from the rice. The next phase transudes and drains the dissolved starch from the colander, seeping down to the starch collection tray at the bottom of the cooker. Finally, rice is demoisturized to make it fluffy, healthy, and delicious.

As a brand ambassador of the product, Kevin Co, CEO of Grayns Philippines, has been advocating a healthy lifestyle since he brought the revolutionary rice cooker to the Philippines. Co is proud to say that Grayns rice cooker is highly recommended by nutritionists and doctors to reduce the risk of diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. “This is the rice cooker for those with type 2 diabetes and those suffering from obesity and want to lose weight,” Co says.

Mr. Kevin Co, CEO of Grayns Philippines

Grayns comes at a steep price but the health and other benefits are enough to comensurate for it.  It removes unhealthy excess starch from rice and effectively lowers glycemic and caloric load in rice. It’s very user-friendly, multi-functional as it can cook pasta, potatoes, noodles and other starch sources even rice recipes. It has a memory function that lets you personalize the rice setting you want based on softness and moisture level. The body is heavy-duty and  aesthetically designed, with interiors made of 100% stainless steel.

The media launch held at Shangri-La’s Mactan function
 room also featured Joseph Pagulayan, a fitness guru who explained the need for a healthy lifestyle and how Grayns rice cooker can help you achieve it. He cautioned that a sedentary lifestyle leads to many health problems and encouraged everyone to be active. Both Co and Pagulayan answered questions from the media.
Grayns healthy rice cooker is now available at Abenson and Rustans for P27,000.

When health is our primary concern and the benefits that that we could get from using the Grayns rice cooker, we would not think twice right, my dear readers?! It is not just for diabetics, but any individual who wishes to prevent diabetes and obesity. It is the perfect tool to help customers kick start their diets by allowing them to enjoy eating while lessening calories. 

For more info and details, visit www.ati.com.ph 

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Kiel Alo : His Voice and his style will enchant you...

Kiel Alo 

Singers come and go...entertainers, musicians, performers, we have bunch of them! But some were given the right opportunity and others, they were underrated, while some, weren't given the proper exposure and right projects. I believe that, we, Filipinos have undoubtedly God-given gifts in singing, it's just that, each and every aspiring individual has his/ her own style and "attack," which they call it. Having said so, it all now depends on the right exposure, timing, packaging and of course, one must possess the "X factor" or the "it" thing that the majority's looking for. 

Why am I saying all these? Because, here's another genuine talent. A young man, named Kiel Alo, I labeled him as the "Male Adele," since he mostly sings international singer Adele's songs, that are a lot more difficult to sing, as we all know, compared to other artists' songs. But Kiel, has managed to do this. Another good thing about this young man, is that his repertoire is not limited, he has a wider range of genre. According to him, "Gusto ko pong makilala as a balladeer, OPM and international ballads. But as an artist po, I am willing to cater any kind of music kung kinakailangan po." 

Kiel, recalls being discovered by his manager Jobert Sucaldito. Before, he was working as an SMDC International agent, he was invited to a birthday party ang performed two songs, not knowing that Jobert was there too, he then asked Kiel to give showbiz a try like in recording but there's no promise.  And you know what, his first single will be released anytime this year. 

When asked about his musical influences, he also digs the likes of  Eric Bennet, John Legend, Luther Vanross, James Ingram, Martin Nievera, Gary V., Ogie Alcasid, and Ariel Rivera. If you wanna know, his celebrity crush/es, he readily answered, Julia Barretto, Arci Munoz and Bela Padilla. If given the chance, he also hopes to do a collaboration with popular singers like Morissette Amon, particularly with her song "Akin Ka Na Lang," then he also wishes to sing with Ms. Lea Salonga, Regine Velasquez and Jona. 

Seems that everything's getting into the right place at the right time for Kiel. He is now gonna have a back-to-back concert with Ezekiel, another promising talent of Jobert and it's entitled, "From K to Z," happening this Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Musicbox in Timog cor. Quezon Ave. in Quezon City. Show atarts at 9PM. Guests would be Dessa, the Pink Mannequins and a lot more! He relates having sung at least ten songs a day as his training including his repertoire for the said concert. He is very positive about this concert and all their preparations since their manager, Jobert has trained them very well... to be at eased with their performances in every concert being produced by their manager. 

So what can we expect from him in his upcoming back-to-back concert with Ezekiel? "Ipapakita ko po 'yung creativity and versatility ko po as an artist. Dancing? Secret po," he answered. Hmmm, so definitely, we should really watch their show huh, he gave us reasons and something to look forward to. Just to add info, Kiel was present also in almost every concert of Michael Pangilinan being produced by Jobert, but this time, he won't be around since he must've other valid reason or maybe working on to something, nevertheless, Kiel fully understands his Kuya Khel (Michael). He says, "Pero alam po namin na kahit wala po s'ya, his support is with us." 

Here's a video invite from Kiel Alo for their concert, 
"From K to Z"

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This fresh talent has a lot to say and be thankful to his manager and "Nanay," Jobert Sucaldito. "Para po kay Nanay Jobert, taos pusong pasasalamat sa patuloy na paniniwala at pagmamahal n'ya po sa akin bilang anak at alaga, Makakaasa po kayo na mas paghuhusayan ko pa po. Walang kahit na anong materyal na bagay ang maaaring makatumbas ng pagmamahal na binigay n'yo po sa akin at mahal na mahal ko po kayo," he shared.

Kiel's main goals for his career? "Gusto ko po for my music career ay makilala po ako sa buong Pilipinas at maging international artist, para ipakita sa ibang lahi ang galing ng Pinoy." 

Let's make a way for Kiel... I've seen him perform several times and I assure you he is worth-watching. His voice and his style will definitely put you to spell and enchant you so  and let's give him the chance to prove his craft now that the spotlight is on and poking at him. Best of luck Kiel! See you soon! 

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Gabbi Garcia | Striking it with a Mega Style

Gabbi Garcia for Megastyle.ph

                                                                   July 26, 2017

The Millennial "It Girl,"  and one of GMA Artist Center's pride, Gabbi Garcia is really soaring high and no one and nothing can stop her. This only proves that if one really deserves to be "up there" and be given rare opportunities like what Gabbi is having today, that person will definitely go places! And when I mean places, literally, Gabbi goes to awesome and famous places globally. 

Just early this year, we were all delighted by Gabbi's international achievement being Pantene's very first Asian celebrity endorser to date. She had shared about her amazing and unforgettable experiences during their location shoot in Australia. And now, things have been really going right and her stars are aligning accordingly. She now has been chosen to travel to the South of France to do a photoshoot with some of the known personalities in local showbiz for Megastyle.ph . 

Gabbi Garcia during our interview

She is definitely going places, right? Our "It Girl," who fashionably describes herself as a minimalist is striking it with a Mega Style! We are also aware that the country's Mega Magazine has been traditionally doing this kind of project, contacting stars to do a photoshoot with them outside our country in some "wanna be there" and astonishing places, right? This time, it's digital platform, the Megastyle.ph is now following the same procedure. 

Ironically, our fashion influencer, Gabbi will also travel and do this #MakingMega project with other Kapamilya stars which makes her the only Kapuso star in this roster. This will be the first print issue for Megastyle.ph actually. 

When asked about how does it feel being the only Kapuso star in #MakingMega project, Gabbi answered, "I feel so happy and proud to be representing the native abroad on a prestigious magazine. Kasi ito na 'yung chance para... it's not only representing myself eh, it's not only Gabbi Garcia, it's Gabbi Garcia from GMA, so laging GMA is on my shoulders, wherever I go I am representing GMA. It's a chance of a lifetime to be representing my network, so I'm very happy to be the one to go there... " 

Check out our video interview with Gabbi here .

For those who are still wondering about the status of their #GabRu loveteam with Ruru Madrid, worry no more the Encantadia star confirms that, "It's still not the end for #GabRu ." 

Upcoming endorsement via  tvc with Acne Care is set to be seen on your tv's. So watch out for it Kapuso! 

As of this writing, Gabbi, her team and the rest of the celebrity models for #MakingMega are busy prepping for their flight on July 29 that's on Saturday for France! So here's wishing you more fab projects my dear Gabbi and may all your endeavors do come true! 

#lovelovelove for my bebe Gabbi 

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3 Things you need to know about Gardenia wheat cranberry loaf

Thinking about quality bread and deliciously healthy options? Here’s what you need to know about one of Gardenia’s health bread options – Gardenia Wheat Cranberry Loaf – that will surely make it another favorite among health buffs:
Made with finest, premium and healthy ingredients. Gardenia Wheat Cranberry Loaf is made from premium whole wheat flour and sweetened dried cranberries. Consumers get to enjoy the benefits of fiber – which may aid in boosting digestive health—and the benefits of cranberries, which are natural antioxidants which help slow down the effects of ageing. 

Packed with nutrients and essential vitamins and minerals. It contains Vitamin A, an important vitamin needed by our eyes and Calcium, needed for stronger bones and teeth. This product also contains Iron which contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells. Wheat cranberry loaf also contains Folate, which is particularly important in pregnant women to prevent birth defects, particularly aiding proper brain and spinal cord development. 

Provides daily dietary fiber and Folate needs. Two slices of Gardenia Wheat Cranberry Loaf contains 10% of your daily dietary fiber needs and 29% of your Folate requirements. Moreover, it contains zero trans-fat and is cholesterol free. Having a low-fat and cholesterol free diet, as well as living an active lifestyle, gives us many benefits. These benefits include lowered blood cholesterol and lowered risk for heart disease. 

Apart from all these benefits, Gardenia Wheat Cranberry Loaf also offers you a very unique and delightfully delicious experience. Just the right combination of tangy and sweet dried cranberries with moist and soft whole wheat bread will surely leave you craving for more! So, what are you waiting for? Head over to supermarkets, groceries and convenience stores near you, and grab a Gardenia Wheat Cranberry Loaf today!
For more information about Gardenia and more healthy bread options, visit www.gardenia.com.ph and like @Gardenia Nutrition&Wellness on Facebook.

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Getting ready for the monsoons with Midea Washing Machines

Dark clouds hovering over the sky have always been frowned upon by most people whenever they are doing their laundry. And with the monsoon season coming in, keeping clothes fresh and dry after laundry will definitely be a challenge. Nobody wants to go to work or school with their clothes still smelling as if it were just taken out of the tub. While there are some who go to the laundromat to get their clothes washed, this option costs as much as Php 40,000 a year— money that could have been saved for a really good washing machine.

While there are skeptics who find it hard to believe that modern washing machines have become more energy efficient and easier to use, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of appliances, Midea has been offering Filipino households with home solutions that could take their anxiety off from getting higher energy bills from using washing machines. And they have a lineup of washing machines that are easy to use, which could give everyone at home more time to spend each other’s company and bond over numerous activities.

Midea offers a fully automatic top load washing machine with a One Touch Wash Feature. With just a push of a button, it can wash, rinse, and spin dry clothes at just Php1 per wash load. It has smart sensors that only put the right amount of water in the tub, which also results to 37% in water savings. One very helpful tip though in washing clothes is to prioritize items that need to be washed as soon as possible, such as school or work uniforms, corporate attire, and underwear. Having a separate hamper for those items could also help lessen the time finding them through the laundry.

Midea’s Front Load Washer on the other hand, could save as much as 70% on water consumption for a complete wash, rinse, and dry cycle by using its Daily Wear setting. This could be paired with Midea’s Front Load Dryer, which could sit on top of the washer saving more space especially for condominium dwellers, and dry clothes as fast as 40 minutes at Php 10 in electrical consumption. This will keep clothes fresh for the rainy days without the need of hanging them in a clothesline. If one opts for more convenience, they could also get the iAdd Front Load Washing Machine which does all the dosing, saving more laundry products for use at a touch of a button.

For a more budget friendly option, Midea also offers their Single Tub Washing Machine that is also tough with ABS plastic lid and more energy efficient with their 20-cent energy consumption per wash load. With its multi-spoke pulsator, it is gentle on the clothes which makes it always fresh looking. A little help from fabric conditioners could make a big difference in hanging the clothes dry indoors. It doesn’t hurt to invest on an indoor rack, especially when the season brings in all the typhoons and heavy rains. Just make sure that the clothes are placed in a well-ventilated area at home to keep the unwanted smell away.

If a single tub is not enough, they could always go for the twin tub that does all the wash, rinse, and dry cycles. Its dual cleaning motion gets all the cleaning the clothes need with lesser tangles. It is energy efficient just costing “Piso” per wash load for the complete wash and spin cycle. With its Spin Air Dry Feature, Midea has made it possible to dry clothes faster and more efficient to prevent any unwanted smell from drying clothes indoors. It is also helpful to note that in spin drying clothes, it is better to fill the tub to its capacity than spin drying in small batches. With less spin cycles, the household could save more from their energy consumption while they are effectively drying most of their clothes.

With Midea’s lineup of washing machines that could provide cleaner and fresher clothes for everyday without having to worry about the weather and some of the tips that could help them get ready for the monsoon season, people could actually enjoy the confidence with their clothes whenever they go to work or school. And at the same time, families could actually enjoy more time together, even if it is their laundry day.

For more information on Midea’s products check out their website at http://midea.com.ph and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/MideaPhilippines.

About Midea
Midea, one of the world's largest manufacturers of appliances, covers a complete range of products from electric kettles, washing machines, microwaves to large commercial air-conditioning systems. Thriving in over 150 countries, Midea has now arrived in the Philippines! Midea is also a part of Forbes Fortune 500 companies with a market cap of $31.5 Billion as of May 2017.

In partnership with Concepcion Industrial Corporation (CIC), Midea's global strength in the appliance industry infused with CIC's Integrity, Excellence and Total Customer Satisfaction give the world class brand a better understanding of the Filipino's needs. 

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SOLABros.com band's gonna bring back the fun to OPM

Same Blood, Different Talents, All Music.  
We are the future, and nothing can stop us
Bringing FUN back to OPM

SOLABROS.com are brothers. Born and raised in the urban neighborhood of Mandaluyong City, Philippines, they are the children of multi-talented, multi awarded musician Jerome Abalos. Jerome  was the singer behind the monster hit song “Larawang Kupas.”  He was also the co-founder and front man of the 90s thrash metal band “Death By Stereo” and progressive rock band “Majesty.”
Jerome Abalos released 3 solo albums and 2 studio albums with his band.  Death by Stereo’s self titled debut album was certified gold record while his solo self-titled debut album featuring the monster hit song, LARAWANG KUPAS, was a certified platinum.

Nurtured by music from the moment they were conceived, Sean, Zack, and Shane grew up with the melodic sound of the keyboards, the ripping sound of heavy metal guitar solos, and the thunder-like beat of drums and percussions. Raised and mentored by a multi-talented, multi genre musical artist of a father and fueled by their mutual interest in rock and roll, heavy metal, progressive rock, and alternative rock, Solabros.com can be considered as one of the rising stars in the Philippines, be it local or in international music scene.  

Sean, Zachary and Shane  

The band was formed in 2015 by singer, songwriter, and keyboard player Sean Abalos and his younger brother, lead guitarist and singer Zachary Jeymz. From the moment Sean and Zack held their instruments and started playing, it was clear that they had a future in the local and international music scene.  The band was soon joined by the band’s drummer Shane Steven, the youngest of the Abalos brothers, who gave the band his powerful Lars Ulrich-like drumming style. “Initially, we just wanted to be a band,” recalled Sean. “But when Shane officially joined us and started making all those power beats and double basses, our paradigm shifted and our aspiration changed overnight. We now wanted, not just to be any band, we now wanted to be among the best bands locally and overseas.” 

Though with different personalities, Sean, Zack, and Shane’s talents blended and clicked. In 2016, Solabros.com joined their first “Battle of the Bands,” their first public appearance. Since then, the trio had regular gigs in several bars in Manila and Luzon.

Sean Francis Abalos

Sean Francis Abalos (vocals, keyboards) He is currently finishing his bachelor’s degree at Jose Rizal University in Mandaluyong City. After harnessing his God-given singing talent, Sean was trained on keyboards and has been loving his new skill ever since.

Zachary Jeymz Abalos

Zachary Jeymz Abalos (guitars, vocals) He was exposed to music at a very young age. He is a currently in junior high school. With the encouragement of his dad, Zack trained himself to play the guitar, starting with acoustic, he leveled up almost overnight and has since mastered the electric guitar. At only 16 years old, and only a year of playing, Zack has become a guitar phenom.  His skills were way beyond his years. 

Shane Steven Abalos 

Shane Steven Abalos (drums, vocals) the youngest of the Abalos brothers. At 14 years old, Shane is currently a freshman in high school. With his passion for drums and percussion, Shane was initially trained to play the drums by his father.  Shane focused with his training and has dramatically improved his drums and vocals skills. At only 14 years old and only a year of playing, Shane can now be considered a drummer par excellence. 

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