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National Speakers Inspired Students at the Globe AcadArena School Tour in University of San Agustin

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ILOILO, Philippines – ISC Events and Media, together with the University of San Agustin, Campus Esports Development Organization, RUMBLE ROYALE, and Secret 6 partnered up for the first Ilonggo leg of the Globe Telecom Esports AcadArena School Tour on July 31 at the USA Auditorium.

Themed ‘Taking Your First Steps In The Gaming Industry’, the one-day event featured keynote speeches and panel discussions from industry leaders, professional players, and organizations all across the Philippines. The free-to-all event drew students from different schools, esports communities, and groups from across Iloilo who were interested in building communities, learning about the gaming industry, and pursuing their careers in the industry.

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The talks ranged from a variety of topics relating to the theme, ranging from content creation, the rise of the esports community, the future of digital and new media, and game development.

The aim of the program is to elevate esports with schools across the country, empower different students and enthusiasts, and to prepare them for a career in the industry.

‘This marks our first school tour event here in Iloilo, and our 5th nationally, we were amazed by the enthusiasm of the attendees who really got to engage with the speakers” said A. Frederick Sansait, Director of External Affairs of ISC Events. ‘The future of the esports industry is bright in Iloilo, and I see the next generation of the youth rising up to the challenge”.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Emile Tanglao is currently the Head of Talent Management and Acquisition Department of RUMBLE ROYALE — one of the two Facebook-accredited talent agencies in the Philippines. RUMBLE ROYALE is a talent management and content production agency based in Quezon City. Founded in 2014, they currently manage influencers such as Megan Young and Christian Bautista.

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Anton Naranjo is the Head Coach of Bren Esports’ League of Legends team. Founded by venture capitalist Bren Chong, Bren Esports is one of the Philippines’ leading esports teams — having won the Mobile Legends Professional League last year, as well as competitions for several other titles.

Regina ‘Xiao’ Supapo is a Game Design and Marketing Manager from Secret 6. Born and raised in Iloilo, she did college in Manila and eventually found herself working for Secret 6. The company is a game development, art and animation company that caters to a wide variety of clients from across the globe.

About Esports AcadArena

The Globe Esports AcadArena is the country’s first multi-faceted campus esports program. With three pillars — competitive, education, and experience — it aims to uplift students, their communities, and provide them with pathways into the new and emerging media industry. In its network of events include the EAA Championships (a national league/tournament), CONQuest Festival (the largest pop culture convention in the Visayas), and the EAA School Tour.

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About ISC Events

ISC Events is a student-run events management & content production firm behind CONQuest Festival based in Western Visayas, Philippines. Founded in 2014, it is the official partner of Twitch and Globe Telecom for campus esports and pop culture in the Philippines.

Contact them at contact@iscevents.net and on their Facebook Page: fb.com/MadeByISC.

 

 

 

 

 

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Megaworld International Corporate Plaza To Sell Office Spaces Iloilo Business Park

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ILOILO CITY, Philippines, July 24, 2019 – Property giant Megaworld is launching a new office tower in Iloilo Business Park, with 301 prime office units for sale to businesses, start-up companies, and established enterprises that want to set up operations in Iloilo’s newest ‘central business district.’

The 19-storey International Corporate Plaza offers prime office spaces ranging from 26 square meters to 65 square meters. With an average price of P155,000 per square meter, the tower will house ‘managed facilities’ at the 6th level, that include two Boardrooms, three meeting rooms, co-working and breakout areas, an Executive Lounge, and a Skygarden.

Another skygarden will be found at the International Corporate Plaza tower’s rooftop, providing a refreshing, tranquil views of the bustling cityscape as well as Guimaras Island.

“So far, this will be the most modern and state-of-the-art office tower in Western Visayas where companies including entrepreneurs can own their office spaces and enjoy its generous facilities never been seen before in any office building in the region,” says Jennifer Palmares-Fong, vice president for sales and marketing, Iloilo Business Park.

To rise within the township’s 9-hectare Commercial and Boutique Hotel District, the International Corporate Plaza will also have a four-level parking podium, retail spaces and arcade area at the ground floor. Keycard-enabled turnstiles will provide enhanced security for the building’s main lobby, and RFID cards will be used to secure the parking areas.

Megaworld International Corporate Plaza

The new office tower will also be fiber optic-ready, and equipped with its own seismic detection and monitoring system, building management system (BMS), 24-hour Security and Fire Command Center, fire security system, and a 100% back-up power facility.

“One of the main highlights of the tower is its enhanced security and safety features, another first in Western Visayas,” adds Palmares-Fong.

Aside from the skygardens, the International Corporate Plaza will also be highlighted by other green and sustainability features that include the use of LED lightings in the tower’s common areas such as hallways, lobby and amenity floor; use of dual flush-type water closets in common toilets, and a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) for proper waste segregation and recycling.

The tower is expected for completion in 2024. The company is expected to generate P2-billion in sales from this new office development to be known as the most modern International Corporate Plaza packed with green facilities.

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Megaworld Targets 30 Townships, Lifestyle Communities By 2020

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MANILA, Philippines, June 17, 2019 – Megaworld, the country’s largest developer of integrated urban townships and lifestyle communities, is set to launch six more townships this year until 2020. This will bring the company’s township portfolio to 30 by next year.

These new developments will cover an expansive land area of around 2,000 hectares. Most of these are from new land acquisitions carried by Megaworld Group’s land banking efforts during the last five years.

Five of these new expansive townships and lifestyle communities are in Luzon, while one is in Mindanao.

“Currently, we have a little over 4,000 hectares of both developed and developable land. By next year, we will increase our land ownership and land holding to more than 6,000 hectares as we continue to focus on our goal to expand to key growth areas in the provinces; help boost tourism, provide jobs, and further spur economic opportunities outside of Metro Manila,” reveals Kevin L. Tan, chief strategy officer.

At present, Megaworld already has 24 townships and lifestyle communities spread across the country: Nine (9) in Metro Manila, which include Eastwood City, McKinley Hill, Forbes Town, McKinley West, Uptown Bonifacio, Newport City, Alabang West, Westside City, and Arcovia City; eight (8) in Luzon, which include Capital Town Pampanga, Eastland Heights, Twin Lakes, Southwoods City, Suntrust Ecotown, Maple Grove, Hamptons Caliraya, and Highland City; six (6) in the Visayas, which include The Mactan Newtown, Iloilo Business Park, Boracay Newcoast, The Upper East, Northill Gateway, and Sta. Barbara Heights; and one (1) in Mindanao, the Davao Park District.

The Megaworld Group is composed of mother company Megaworld Corporation and its subsidiaries Global-Estate Resorts, Inc. (GERI), Empire East Land Holdings, Inc. (EELHI), and Suntrust Properties, Inc.

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MEGAWORLD UPDATE: Megaworld’s net income jumps 17% to record high of P15.8-B in 2018

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Megaworld Update: “Office, mall, residential, and hotel businesses see double-digit growth during the year”
MANILA, Philippines, April 08, 2019
‐ Megaworld, the country’s largest developer of integrated urban townships, saw its net income grow by 17% to P15.8-billion in 2018 from P13.6-billion (excluding P113-million non-recurring gain) the previous year. Net income attributable to parent company ended at P15.2-billion by end-December 2018, a 17% jump from P13.0-billion in 2017 (excluding P113-million non-recurring gain).

Consolidated revenues grew about 15% to P57.4-billion in 2018 from the previous year’s P50-billion (excluding P113-million non-recurring gain).

The company’s rental businesses, comprising of office and lifestyle mall leasing, strongly contributed to the topline, soaring 21% to P14.3-billion in 2018 from the previous year’s P11.8-billion. This contributed 25% of the total consolidated revenues during the year.

Megaworld Update: In 2018 alone, Megaworld has already achieved over 70% of its rental income target of P20-billion by end of next year.

Last year, Megaworld opened its biggest mall development outside of Metro Manila, the Festive Walk Mall in Iloilo Business Park, offering around 90,000 square meters in gross floor area. It also opened two new community malls – the San Lorenzo Place in Makati City, and The Village Alabang in Las Piñas City.

Also last year, the company closed a historic deal in Philippine real estate when it bagged the long-term lease contract to build the 25-storey Philippine Global Service Center of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. It was regarded as the country’s biggest single lease transaction to date, with around 70,000 square meters of ‘build-to-suit’ office spaces for a single company alone.

“We have already secured multiple pre-lease deals for our office buildings as well that are in the pipeline until next year. Same goes to our mall and commercial spaces that are set to open in our various townships. For our residential properties, we continue to see strong take-up especially in our mature townships, and there is already a consistently growing interest in our newly-launched townships,” says Kevin L. Tan, chief strategy officer, Megaworld.

Megaworld’s residential business, on the other hand, saw a double-digit growth of 11.5% in 2018 to P38.0-billion from P34.1-billion during the same period the previous year. This contributed to 66% of the total consolidated revenues during the year.

The Megaworld Group launched 25 residential projects in 2018, with a total sales value of around P106-billion. The company also achieved P135-billion worth of sales reservation during the year.

Megaworld’s hotel business, likewise, grew its revenues by about 14% to P1.5-billion compared to P1.3-billion in 2017. The company launched two new hotels last year: the 684-room Savoy Hotel Manila in Newport City, and the 126-room Twin Lakes Hotel in Twin Lakes, Laurel, Batangas. This brought the number of Megaworld Hotels to seven (7) by end-2018.

“We have gained the fruits of our expansion in the regions as we saw continuing growth in the demand for residential units as well as office and commercial spaces in our various townships across the country. Perhaps, as we build these townships, people saw the advantage of living where they work, and living where everything is just within reach. This model makes every aspect of our business viable and expandable, and we continue to spot for opportunities where we can further grow and innovate our offerings,” explains Tan.

Megaworld Update: Just several weeks ago, together with its subsidiary Empire East Land Holdings, Inc., Megaworld introduced its 24th township, the 24-hectare Highland City along F. Felix Avenue in Cainta, Rizal. It allocated P20-billion to develop the township within a 10-year period.

Megaworld Update: Over the last 30 years, the Megaworld Group has expanded its township developments across the Philippines that include: Eastwood City in Libis, Quezon City, (18.5 hectares); Newport City in Pasay City (25 hectares); McKinley Hill (50 hectares), McKinley West (34.5 hectares), Uptown Bonifacio (15.4 hectares) and Forbes Town (5 hectares), all in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City; The Mactan Newtown in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu (30 hectares); Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao, Iloilo City (72 hectares); Sta. Barbara Heights in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo (173 hectares); Boracay Newcoast in Boracay Island (150 hectares); Twin Lakes in Batangas near Tagaytay (1,300 hectares); ArcoVia City in Pasig City (12.3 hectares); Southwoods City in the boundaries of Cavite and Laguna (561 hectares); Davao Park District in Lanang, Davao City (11 hectares); Alabang West in Las Piñas City (62 hectares); Eastland Heights in Antipolo, Rizal (640 hectares); Suntrust Ecotown in Tanza, Cavite (350 hectares); Maple Grove in General Trias, Cavite (140 hectares); The Hamptons Caliraya in Lumban-Cavinti, Laguna (300 hectares); The Upper East (34 hectares) and Northill Gateway (50 hectares) both in Negros Occidental; Capital Town Pampanga beside the Pampanga Provincial Capitol in the City of San Fernando (35.6-hectares); and Westside City in the Entertainment City in Paranaque City (31 hectares.)

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FPG Insurance and Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation open Iloilo Community Learning Center

Iloilo Community Learning Center

ILOILO, Philippines – FPG Insurance, the major player in the general insurance industry and Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation, Inc. (CLFI), the CSR arm of the PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (PLGC) formally inaugurated a community learning center under CLFI’s Alternative Learning System Program in Sitio Nagpana, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo.

Iloilo Community Learning Center.

Representative of DepEd Iloilo receive from FPG Insurance and Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation school equipment for the Iloilo Community Learning Center.

Guided by CLFI’s advocacy “Always Love Schooling”, FPG Insurance provided support to the learners enrolled in the program to enable them to complete education and pass the Accreditation and Equivalency (A&E) test with flying colors. Integrated at the Nagpana Elementary School complex, the recipient community learning center has a historical 99% passing rate for its 2017 ALS Accreditation and Equivalency test.

“It is a personal commitment of our President and CEO Ramon Dimacali to support initiatives that pave way for education. He believes that education is the first step towards success and these privileged students of Barotac Viejo will have that with the help of Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation,” said Branches Business Group Assistant Vice President and Cebu Branch Head Janice Diaz.

The launch was also attended by FPG Insurance Assistant Vice President for Channels Marketing Group Vinelle Haber, CLFI’s Education and Special Projects Head Pebbles Muniz, members of the Department of Education – Iloilo Division represented by Schools Division Superintendent Miguel Aposin, Schools Division Assistant Superintendent Dr. Azucena Falaes, and Public Schools Division Supervisor and Indigenous Peoples’ Education Focal Person Concepcion Tababa, members of the Ati tribal community, and Hon. SB Member Antonio Balairos on behalf of Barotac Viejo Mayor Hon. Niel Tupas III.

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CLFI Executive Director Jonathan Batangan delivers a talk to the students of Sitio Nagpana Community Learning Center.

“Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation has always been active when it comes to promoting and giving access to education. We thank FPG Insurance for being our partner in bridging continued learning for adults and youth of Barotac Viejo. We hope to see more institutions giving out support to enable more learners in the future,” said CLFI Executive Director Jonathan Batangan.

The students of Barotac Viejo Community Learning Center will all undergo an equivalency examination by the end of their training course to determine their viability to receive a certification from the Department of Education.

FPG Insurance offers a comprehensive suite of insurance products from motor insurance, property insurance, to travel and personal accident coverages.

Iloilo Community Learning Center

Insurance Branches Business Group Assistant Vice President Janice Diaz and CLFI Executive Director Jonathan Batangas cut the ribbon for the Sitio Nagpana Community Learning Center inauguration.

About FPG Insurance Philippines

Formerly known as Federal Phoenix Assurance Co., Inc., FPG Insurance was established in 1958 and is a member of the Zuellig Group of Companies in implementing bespoke insurance and risk management solutions for its clients. FPG Insurance is the trusted name in general insurance solutions. FPG Insurance also has operations in Indonesia and Thailand.

About Cebuana Lhuillier Foundation

Cebuna Lhuillier Foundation, Inc. (CLFI) is the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of the PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (PLGC) established in the year 2000. CLFI focuses on programs in education and implements the Nationwide Scholarship and the Alternative Learning Programs as well as initiatives promoting disaster resilience.

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Highland City: Megaworld, Empire East To Build P20-B Township In Cainta, Rizal

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MANILA, Philippines, March 11, 2019 – Megaworld, the country’s largest developer of integrated urban
townships, along with its subsidiary Empire East Land Holdings, Inc., is developing a 24-hectare property
along F. Felix Avenue in Cainta, Rizal, to become the Highland City township. The 24-hectare ‘Empire East Highland City’ will be a master-planned community of residential condominiums, mixed-use towers, lifestyle mall and retail areas, church and an expansive green park.

The company’s 24 th township development, Highland City, will host the expansive Highland Mall with a
gross floor area of around 58,000 square meters, rows of residential towers on a highland area, mixed-
use towers, a church as well as open and green parks.

“We are building another Megaworld Lifestyle Mall that showcases another unique character,
complementing the ‘highlands’ or sloped landscape of the property. The Highland Mall will offer around
58,000 square meters of retail spaces,” reveals Kevin L. Tan, executive vice president and chief strategy
officer, Megaworld.

Highland City will be highlighted by the Highland Park, an 8,000-square meter green and open park,
which will house some retail areas and a 500-seating capacity church. The park will elevate towards the
mall and will serve as a ‘grand welcome’ to the township. On both sides of the park will be a six-lane
road which will serve as the main street entrance to the township.

“We are very excited about this new township that will evoke a character of a city sitting on highlands.
Empire East will develop around 38 residential towers on the elevated portion of the township. These
towers will serve as a dramatic backdrop to the vision of ‘Highland City.” Our proposed Highland Mall
under the Megaworld Lifestyle Mall brand will also be a centerpiece of the development. We will
integrate it with an expansive park that opens towards the township’s main entrance,” says Tan.

Forty percent of the entire development will be dedicated to green and open spaces. Aside from the six-
lane main road, the internal roads will be at least four lanes.\

Megaworld and Empire East will spend P20-billion in the next 10 years to develop Highland City. Land
development will commence by second quarter of this year.

Megaworld owns 82% of Empire East Land Holdings, Inc., which has been known for the development of
mid-cost housing developments including several transit-oriented residential developments in Metro
Manila and in other parts of Luzon during the last 25 years. Among its projects include Laguna Bel-Air
and The Sonoma in Sta. Rosa, Laguna; San Lorenzo Place in Makati City; The Rochester and Kasara Urban Resort Residences in Pasig City; Little Baguio Terraces and Mango Tree Residences in San Juan; Covent
Garden in Sta. Mesa, Manila; as well as California Garden Square, Pioneer Woodlands, The Paddington
Place in Mandaluyong City.

During the last 30 years, the Megaworld Group has built over 660 residential developments, 57 office
towers and 17 lifestyle malls in 23 masterplanned townships and integrated lifestyle communities across
the Philippines. These include: Eastwood City in Libis, Quezon City, (18.5 hectares); Newport City in
Pasay City (25 hectares); McKinley Hill (50 hectares), McKinley West (34.5 hectares), Uptown Bonifacio
(15.4 hectares) and Forbes Town (5 hectares), all in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City; The Mactan Newtown in
Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu (30 hectares); Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao, Iloilo City (72 hectares); Sta.
Barbara Heights in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo (173 hectares); Boracay Newcoast in Boracay Island (150
hectares); Twin Lakes in Alfonso, Batangas near Tagaytay (1,300 hectares); ArcoVia City in Pasig City
(12.3 hectares); Southwoods City in the boundaries of Cavite and Laguna (561 hectares); Davao Park
District in Lanang, Davao City (11 hectares); Alabang West in Las Piñas City (62 hectares); Eastland
Heights in Antipolo, Rizal (640 hectares); Suntrust Ecotown in Tanza, Cavite (350 hectares); Maple Grove
in General Trias, Cavite (140 hectares); The Hamptons Caliraya in Lumban-Cavinti, Laguna (300
hectares); The Upper East (34 hectares) and Northill Gateway (50 hectares) both in Negros Occidental;
Capital Town Pampanga beside the Pampanga Provincial Capitol in the City of San Fernando (35.6-
hectares); and Westside City in the Entertainment City in Paranaque City (31 hectares.)

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Patient Partners Exclusives: To The Next Level

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TMC Iloilo inks partnerships for ‘Patient Partners Exclusives’

The Medical City (TMC) Iloilo is set to bring “Patient Partnership” to the next level as it officially signs a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with its partner brands for its Patient Partner Exclusives Loyalty Card Program on February 6.

The Patient Partner Exclusives Loyalty Card Program is TMC Iloilo’s way of giving premium to its patient partners. The said loyalty card comes with exclusive perks and privileges in the form of discount coupons from TMC Iloilo partner brands.

TMC Patient Partners

Initial partner brands of TMC Iloilo Patient Partner Exclusives Loyalty Card include Asian Massage and Spa Riviera for relaxation; Waterworld Iloilo for leisure; Gym Ni Juan for health and fitness; and Monkey Grounds Coffee, KSpice, BlueJay Coffee & Co., Mrs. Wharton, and Café Panay for dining.

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Aside from those perks and privileges, patient registration, payment, access to billing statements and medical results are just one scan away using this card.

“TMC Iloilo is not only considered a trailblazer in terms of healthcare programs and services in Western Visayas. We are also an innovator in providing excellent patient experience,” says TMC Iloilo Chief Executive Officer Dr. Felix Ray Villa.

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On his part, TMC Iloilo Chief Marketing Officer Prince Juliene Hermaine Celo noted that “the MOA Signing Ceremony is just an initial move as TMC Iloilo is set to further expand the Patient Partner Exclusives Loyalty Card Program with more partner brands and additional features and perks in the coming months.”

The Patient Partner Exclusives Loyalty Card will be available soon and will be given to all admitted patients upon discharge.

TMC Patient Partners

To know more about Patient Partner Exclusives Loyalty Card Program, contact TMC Iloilo at (033) 500-1000 or email us at info@themedicalcityiloilo.com. Also log on to our website www.themedicalcityiloilo.com for more updates.

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AXN Launches Regional Partnership with GoDaddy

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PHILIPPINES (February 13, 2019) AXN announced today a new regional partnership with GoDaddy, the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, to strengthen its presence in Asia.

This partnership will see Maggie Wilson-Consunji, one-half of the winning team of AXN’s The Amazing Race Asia Season 5, named as GoDaddy Brand Ambassador. As a dedicated entrepreneur, Maggie has leveraged GoDaddy’s online tools to launch an online presence and website for her business unique café and store concept, Casa Consunji (http://www.CasaConsunji.com/) in the Philippines.

Maggie Wilson-Consunji will  be featured in two GoDaddy TVCs – The Start Up and Power Your Passion – which were filmed on location at Casa Consunji. The TVCs mark the launch phase of the partnership and will air from January to April.

“AXN is the number one English General Entertainment channel across Asia. Our audience is constantly craving for premium content and we couldn’t be happier to work with a partner like GoDaddy to help take their vision of entrepreneurship mainstream. We are confident of amplifying GoDaddy’s brand awareness and help drive their next phase of growth in 2019 across Asia,” said Avani Bhanchawat, Vice President, Media & Sponsorship Sales, Sony Pictures Entertainment Networks, Asia.

GoDaddy offers an integrated suite of products for small business owners and entrepreneurs, ranging from domain names, hosting, website building, to email marketing, security protections and an online store. GoDaddy offers 24/7 customer support locally, to help guide customers in the growth of their venture, and to find the tools that best meet their needs.

“Partnering with AXN Asia gives us the opportunity to reach a broader audience across Asia.  We are pleased to be working with them, including sponsoring Asia’s Got Talent and in working more closely together on promoting the GoDaddy brand with targeted audiences in a variety of formats,” said Roger Chen, Senior Vice President of GoDaddy Asia Region. A cornerstone of the partnership is the sponsorship of Asia’s Got Talent that brings together passionate people pursuing their dreams. “GoDaddy supports people who want to create and manage an online presence for their idea,” adds Chen.

This announcement coincides with the premiere of the top-rated series, Asia’s Got Talent Season 3 on Thursday, February 7 at 8.30pm. Expect hundreds of talented contestants from 17 countries to be competing for the winning crown and the grand prize of USD100,000. The contestants will be judged by 16-time Grammy winner and producer David Foster, internationally acclaimed singing sensation, Anggun and multi-platinum recording artist Jay Park.

Asia’s Got Talent is the 67th adaptation of the Guinness-World-Record-breaking hit “Got Talent” format, which was created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and is co-produced by FremantleMedia. The “Got Talent” format is officially the most successful reality TV format in history and currently airs in 186 countries.

AXN is a leader of regionally produced original content in Asia, with notable ratings successes including two record-breaking seasons of Asia’s Got Talent, five seasons of the award-winning The Amazing Race Asia; The Elements: Cosentino; Adventure Your Way; Cash Cab Asia and Cash Cab Philippines; The Apprentice Asia; Cyril: Rio Magic; Cyril’s Family Vacation: Hawaii Edition; and Cyril: Simply Magic.

Launched first in Asia in 1997, AXN is a global channel brand with a presence in Latin America, Africa and Europe. In Asia, the channel is enjoyed in 133 million households across 21 territories and is available in both SD and HD. AXN Asia is wholly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and managed by Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia.

To watch extended highlights of Asia’s Got Talent and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, fans can subscribe to the official AXN Asia YouTube Channel at www.YouTube.com/AXNAsia.

About GoDaddy

GoDaddy powers the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With over 18 million customers worldwide and more than 77 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. Our mission is to give our customers the tools, insights and the people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success. To learn more about the company, visit www.GoDaddy.com.

About Sony Pictures Television

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry’s leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. In addition to managing one of the industry’s largest libraries of award-winning feature films, television shows and formats, SPT is home to a thriving global production business operating 21 wholly-owned or joint venture production companies in 12 countries around the world. Sony Pictures Television is a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company.

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Megaworld Unveils Iconic Martin Delgado Monument in Iloilo Business Park

Martin Delgado

Iloilo City – Philippines, January 19, 2019 – In Iloilo where the city’s rich history is present in every corner, the 8.8-meter bronze statue of the greatest Visayan ‘revolucionario’ General Martin Delgado in Iloilo Business Park (IBP) is something that is hard to miss.

A masterpiece created by Spanish sculptor Gines Serran-Pagan, one of the world’s most renowned international contemporary artists, the Gen. Delgado statue has become nothing short of a landmark in the City of Love. Located at the Casa de Emperador inside Iloilo Business Park, the statue stands proudly as a tribute to Ilonggo hero’s historic feat.

“We are very happy to have such an iconic masterpiece here in Iloilo Business Park, especially one that bears a stamp of artistic greatness courtesy of Gines Serran-Pagan. This statue is truly a fitting reminder of the continued emergence of Iloilo as a progessive city that puts the arts, history, and culture at its very core,” says Kevin L. Tan, executive vice president and chief strategy officer, Megaworld.

The statue was first made in clay, then fiber glass, and eventually casted into bronze by Serran-Pagan himself. It took almost a month for the statue to arrive here in the Philippines from China where it was created, but the overall design and preparation of the massive artpiece took more than three years to be completed.

“I feel really proud because General Martin T. Delgado deserved this honor for having sacrificed his life for Iloilo. The bronze sculpture has the durability of thousands of years. His legacy will be an inspiration to future generations. My gratitude to his family, the people of Iloilo, and to Dr. Andrew L. Tan and his company Megaworld for giving me the opportunity to create this monument and commemorate the most famous son and hero of Iloilo,” shares Serran-Pagan.

Born in Ceuta, Spain, Serran-Pagan has devoted his life in developing communities by combining art, anthropology, history and culture. Some of his remarkable sculptures include the Pillars of Hercules: Abyla and Caipe and The Union of the World: Monument to World Peace, deemed to be the largest works of art depicting Classic mythology in the contemporary world which are both in Gibraltar.

Just recently, Serran-pagan was feted with the Lorenzo de Medici Medal of the Artism Miami, Florida for his valuable contribution to the arts in the world. The recognition was bestowed upon him by Prince Lorenzo De Medici himself, the direct descendant of the Renaissance sponsor of the Arts.

With over 250 exhibitions across 20 countries, international news agencies and organizations consider Serran-Pagan as a western artist who has had more exhibitions in Asia. He earned a master’s degree in Anthropology from New York University and a PhD from City University New York. Serran-Pagan’s artworks are collected by major museums around the globe, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Martin Delgado

Iloilo Business Park was recently named by the prestigious Philippine Property Awards as the Philippines’ “Best Township Development”, the IBP highlights the importance of art in further developing communities. Perfectly blending urban architecture with art, history, and culture, the 72-hectare Megaworld township has become the place where art enthusiasts discover more about their craft at the Iloilo Museum of Contemporary (ILOMOCA). One of the latest additions to Iloilo Business Park, the museum happens to be a sanctuary where Ilonggos and tourists alike can feed their love for the art with various paintings and sculptures from local and international artists.

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Levi’s® sets up permanent Tailor Shop in Iloilo

Heads up, style junkies: Levi’s® sets up permanent Tailor Shop in Iloilo

November 30, 2018- The Levi’s® Tailor Shop, where shoppers can step up their denim game through customization and personalization, is now in full swing at Robinson’s Place Iloilo, its first permanent home outside Metro Manila.

At the Levi’s® Tailor Shop, customers can work with a master tailor to place original patches, studs, and collectible pins for added attitude. To give wearers the perfect fit and style, the Levi’s® Tailor Shop also offers alteration services such as hemmings. For those who want an extra touch of ownership and character, there’s custom fabric paneling for trucker jackets and distressing for jeans.

Customization and personalization are key to the #LiveInLevis campaign, which aims to put Levi’s® at the center of culture. Through the Levi’s® Tailor Shop, customers get immersed in an experience where  Levi’s® apparel become their blank canvas for authentic self-expression.

“The Levi’s® Tailor Shop is a way of opening up new possibilities for denim wearers to express themselves and celebrate their authenticity. At Robinson’s Place Iloilo, we found an emerging hub of culture and lifestyle, making it a perfect home for the Levi’s® Tailor Shop,” said Charisse Chua, Levi’s Philippines Country Manager.

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