Fearless, Fierce, And Playfully Bold: Curvalicious Women Are Owning It

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Today’s women are a force to be reckoned with. They are unabashedly beautiful, confident wherever they go, unfaced by nothing, and empowered from within. Now, Whisper moves to celebrate the modern woman (like you are!) who is fearless, fierce, and playfully bold, through the new #Curvalicious movement.

Join the movement Woman, you bring forward a whole new level of attitude and confidence, one that inspires and encourages other women to keep slaying, keep winning, and keep doing their thing—no holds barred. Your time is now. Together with Whisper, join and be part of the #Curvalicious movement: a celebration of you, for you – the modern woman who is brave and daring, who powers through whatever needs to be done to achieve her goals and be the best woman she imagines herself to be.

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Whisper has always been about empowering young women like you, providing you the support and feminine hygiene care you need, so you can focus on the tasks at hand. Because yes, absolutely nothing can stop you. Slay even on your worst day. Stay sassy, stay edgy, stay your fabulous self—even on red days. Be present and keep your focus on what needs to be done, with nothing to stop you or distract you.

Whisper’s upgraded pads now features the new #Curvalicious fit, with a dumb on the pad that ensures a more snug fit, so you feel confidently comfortable, as you would do on a regualar day. Its soft cotton cover and dermcare lotion cares for your skin, and with the pads longer fit, 12 hour leak protection, and anti-leak barriers from all sides, you have absolutely no reason to hour leak prorection, and anti-leak barriers from all sides, you have absolutely no reason to worry!

Celebrate Curvalicious. Remember this: you’re inspiring the way you are. The more you exude confidence, flaunt your bold moved, and shamelessly show the world who you are, the more you are able to encourage women around you. And whisper’s #Curvalicious battle cry is all about celebrating that. It’s a women for wimen movement that you should never miss out on!

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Whisper is the world’s leader in femine protection. Whisper, as part of The Procter & Gamble Company, aims to make a woman’s period a happier, more positive experience – empowering and inspiring confidence in women even on their period. Whisper offers a range of products that provide fast absorption and leakage protection for unrestrained movement throughout the day and night.

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Cosplayer mom’s winning extraterrestrial look

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Trisha Denise Montero, a young mom and cosplayer from Las Piñas,
won The Big Beauty Challenge Year 2 for her
Extraterrestrial look using Ever Bilena makeup.

Trisha Denise Montero, design graduate and young mother from Las Piñas City, won The Big Beauty Challenge Year 2 top prize with her whimsical rendition of the grand finals theme, Extraterrestrial.

Montero, who first won in the weekly Disney Princess-themed challenge, bested nine other aspiring makeup artists. She took home P70,000 cash and P30,000 worth of Ever Bilena makeup products.

The cosplayer, who took a break when she became a mom, said, “I’m very grateful to have a family who supports my passions. Winning The Big Beauty Challenge will give me the opportunity to go back to cosplaying and support my family at the same time.”

Katherine Catiis won the special People’s Choice Award and P20,000 in cash. She had the most number of Facebook likes and shares. Hajie Alejandro received P30,000 as first runner-up while Zjhay Taupan got P15,000 as second runner-up.

Competition judges were Ever Bilena executives, including key accounts manager Denise Sy-Muñez, marketing manager Olive Padilla and brand manager Christel Roca.

The contest, now on its second year, encouraged students, aspiring and professional makeup artists to create a tutorial on how to achieve a complete makeup look following a specific theme and using only Ever Bilena products.

Ever Bilena, the country’s leading local cosmetics brand, also carries Ever Bilena Advance, a full range of makeup essentials for young professionals, Ever Bilena Naturals for skin care and Careline cosmetics for teens. It also has the Blackwater brand for fragrance and other personal care products.

To know more about Ever Bilena and The Big Beauty Challenge Year 2, visit Ever Bilena’s website, http://www.everbilena.com.ph and Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/everbilenacosmetics

Summer Talent Camps: A venue for discovering, nurturing, and celebrating every child’s gift

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May 11, 2018– As parents, summertime is considered the perfect time for children to not only take a break from school work but also to engage in different activities to stay productive. As such, we are always on the lookout for summer workshops and talent camps, which can help our kids learn new skills and discover their talents.

According to Dr. Tippy Tanchanco, a development-behavioral pediatrician, talent camps unlock many opportunities for kids to explore and learn on their own, which id important in discovering their true gifts.

“Children give cues early on. They can be showing signs of what they’re naturally inclined to in just a few months of age. It could be music, motor skills, or language,” added Dr Tanchanco. “There is no particular age for it, but we need to look for signs that your child is developmentally ready.”

She noted that if we want to hone a child’s athletic abilities, then we have to ensure that he or she is physically fit and ready. The sams goes for developing academic abilities. If children show signs of absorbing information, then they are prepared for activities that they can delve into.

Dr. Leticia Ho, president and founder of Philippine Center for Gifted Education, couldn’t agree more. She explained that every child is born with potentials but, they do not necessarily develop. They need to be exposed to intervening factors so that they can be develop and transformed into gifts.

These variables include proper stimulation, and proper care. Jong Icasiano, BSFT. MSc, a food scientist and nutritionist, firmly believes that providing our childs nutritional needs play an important role in nurturing one’s gift or talent.

“A proper diet serves as fuel for the child since it is needed for hid or her body and brain to achieve optimum development. Other factors may include boosting their confidence, good hygiene, enough sleep, and giving them a venue to shine brightly and further explore their potential.” Icasiano added.

This is where the PROMIL Four i-Shine Talent Camp 6 comes in. Now on its sixth season, it featured for intensive workshops, under the mentorship of experts in the field of arts, engineering, dance, and music, such as Teacher Robert Alejandro, Teacher Lei Sta. Maria, Maestro Ryan Cayabyab, and Teacher Georcelle Sy, respectively. These camps ran, simultaneously, from April 2 to May 3 in different locations in Metro Manila.

As its culminating activity, all the participants of the four camps showcased what they learned in a recital, held recently at the Kia Theater. It also gathered the parents, as well as the Camp Masters, who joined the kids in their performance.

Kids who joined the Dance Camp blazed the stage with a number with Teacher Georcelle and the G-Force. Maestro Ryan also sang and played musical instruments with the kids from the Music Camp.

The kids from the Arts and Engineering Camp, on the other hand, showcased a performance that highlighted their creativity and engineering skills with Teacher Robert and Teacher Lei.

“We are happy to see all the kids perform on stage. They really stood out and shined their brightest and I know that their parents are also very proud of them,” said Yvette Villegas, the brand manager of Promil Four. “This what the PROMIL Four i-Shine Talent Camp 6 is all about—to help jone, share, and celebrate the gift of every child.”

Since it’s inception, the PROMIL Four i-Shine Talent Camp helped discover and nurture the young Filipinos’ gift in partnership with parents. It is initiated by PROMIL Four, a milk brand, specially formulated for chiildren above three years old. It is also the only brand that contains NUTRIESSENTIALS—the combination of the unique and important nutrients that help supporr mental and physical development to help Nurture the Gift, together with balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

 

To know more about PROMIL Four i-Shine Talent Camp, visit http://www.ishine.ph. You may also log on to http://www.wyeth.com.ph to know more about PROMIL’s other variants.

CELEBRATE #NATIONALSUPERMOMSDAY2018 AT SM SUPERMALLS

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Mothers Day is known to be the second most popular holiday for gift-giving following Christmas as people continue to dedicate this occassion to express their love towards their mothers and mother figures worldwide. This year, you can make this celebration more special by bringing mom to her favorite SM mall for a fun day of pampering and treats as SM Supermalls delights shoppers with ‘National SuperMoms Day 2018’ on May 13 with fun filled activitied, deals, and finds in 69 mall across the country.

“SM has truly become one-stop destination for families to bond and create special memories together,” said Jonjon San Agustin, SM Supermalls Senior Vice President for Marketing. “We want to making this year’s National SuperMoms Day celebration at SM more memorable with awesome experiences and deals for all the strong, hardworking, and loving moms out there.” From May 4 to 13, you can take mom on a date and let her indulge in SM’s Treat Feast for Moms dining deals and freebies. If you don’t have a gift for her yet, you can drop by the All for Moms Bazaar for gift ideas that include sweet treats, beauty items, flowers, and greeting cards.

The season’s must-see happens on May 5, 6 or 12 – the Mom and Me Fashion Show that features twinning moms and their kids in participating SM malls. On Mom’s Day weekend, you can then show how much you appreciate mom by spoiling her with spa treatments with the Wellness Treats for Moms pampering promos. Aside from onstage events and pampering treats, SM Supermalls also invites all families to celebrate this Mom’s Day weekend (May 12 and 13) by playing the nationwide #SuperMoms Code Hunt, which part of the ongoing #LetsPlayNowAtSM interactive digital experience campaign.

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To play the game, shopper need to look for #SuperMoms Code stickers that will be installed around the mall through the different participating establishments within the promo period. The shopper will simply open his/her favorite QR Code Reader/Scanner app and scan the QR code. Customers can win P500 and P100 worth of SM Gift Certicates. Aside from instant prizes, #SuperMoms Code Hunt participants are qualified to join the Mother’s Month Car Promo that will rin from May 12 to May 31, 2018. Deadline for registration of entries is until May 31, 2018 at 9PM.

The #SuperMoms campaign was launched in 2016 to pay tribute and connect with the silent superheroes of the family. Always putting their families first in everything that they do, these are the Super Mommy shoppers who have been largely part of SM’s story over the years. Don’t forget to spend time with mom on Mom’s Day and celebrate #NationalSuperMomsDay2018 at SM Supermalls on May 13!

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For exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit http://www.smsupermalls.com or follow SM’s official social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; and get an inside access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through SM’s Viber Public Chat. Tweet your thoughts, upload and share your Mom’s Day memories at SM, the use the season’s official hashtag #NationalSuperMomsDay2018

WITH LG, CREATE A HOME THAT BRINGS YOUR FAMILY TOGETHER

A family, however you define it, is essential at both a personal and societal level. Families feed our souls by providing security, love and support. They’re our first introduction into navigating and nurturing relationships. Let’s face it, though; maintaining close family relations is not easy. It takes time, a lot of patience and loads of humor to create a healthy family life and to build a strong unbreakable bond between you and your children. With our busy lifestyles, it can be extra difficult to carve out the time necessary to create these bonds, but there are many ways we can use our home to facilitate this.

Home technology, for one, can be the perfect tool for families to create memories and bonding opportunities. Pundits may criticize technology as damaging to family relations but there is a flip side. Instead of being responsible for the divide within a family, technology can actually be the glue that holds it together, especially with the advancement in smart TVs and home theatre systems.

When approached thoughtfully, TV viewing can be turned into an advantage because it can generate quality time together. It may take some time, and you may have to go through a healthy debate trying to select a movie everyone will like, but there’s nothing more enjoyable than cuddling up on the sofa with snacks, a blanket and everyone you love.

TVs encourages families to laugh—or cry—together, but it can also be a tool for sparking discussion and disseminating information. In the age of streaming movies and subscription services like Netflix, parents can leverage smart TVs to educate their kids by introducing them to both local and international issues, and exposing them to documentaries and nature shows that portray various cultures and people. Watching TV with your children can open them up to a world far beyond their imagination and the communities they live in.

Watching television can also be an important tool for relaxation. In today’s busy world, parents are encouraged to slow down and unwind, and children need opportunities to take a breather as well. Cozying up together in the living room watching a laugh-out-loud comedy may just do the trick.

LG heightens the family bonding experience through its latest range of OLED TVs and Super UHD TVs. Offering the latest in audio-visual innovation, these multi-functional entertainment systems provide the ultimate cinematic TV experience at home. Whether you’re watching the latest Pixel movie with the little ones, looking up videos on the Internet with your significant other or playing a video game with your teens, LG’s OLED TV and Super UHD TVs can display any content in superior quality, setting you up for truly spectacular viewing.

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LG’s best-selling OLED TV features an Alpha 9 processor that significantly improves noise reduction, allowing for more vivid pictures, improved color performance and superior color accuracy (a palette of over a billion rich colors). Just imagine the look of wonder on your kids’ faces when faced with LG OLED TVs startlingly lifelike images. Also ranked among the best performers in TVs worldwide are LG’s Super UHD TVs. Featuring Nano Cell Technology, these sets provide the most advanced LCD picture quality, greater brightness and a wide range of colors that are truer to the original image, even at wide viewing angles.

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Both LG OLED and LG SUPER UHD TVs feature ThinQ, the brand’s artificial intelligence technology that enables you and your kids to voice out commands to control TV functions, search for and play content, and access information from the Internet.

 

We are social beings who crave a sense of belonging and connectivity. Whether you’re watching from a small screen or a massive 84-inch set, the TV may be the only common ground for many families, and—believe it or not—it’s now a better conduit for connectedness than ever before.

 

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About LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company

The LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company is an industry leader in televisions, audio video systems, monitors, projectors and portable computers. The company is a recognized innovator in the industry for its leadership in OLED TVs, which revolutionized the premium TV category. For more details on LG OLED TVs, log on to lg.com/ph, like @LGTVPhilippines on Facebook, and follow @LGPhilippines on Instagram.

LG SHOWS HOW DAILY LIFE CAN BE EASIER AT INNOFEST ASIA 2018

InnoFest has come home. After launching show-stopping events in South Africa and France, LG Electronics brought its annual InnoFest roadshow to Asia from April 23 to 25. Held at the new LG Science Park in Seoul, South Korea, InnoFest Asia 2018 welcomed over 250 representatives from LG, its distribution / retail partners and members of the media from all over the region.

This year’s event, themed “An Invitation to the AI Home That Thinks of You,” introduced LG’s range of smart appliances equipped with LG’s SmartThinQ, the brand’s signature AI technology, and high-tech innovations aimed at making daily life easier and more convenient for the consumer. Guests were able to experience these products for themselves in a set-up designed to emulate a natural home environment. A mock living room, kitchen, and laundry room a displayed a variety of products embedded with AI technology and designed to seamlessly integrate into everyday life. 

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The mock kitchen highlighted LG’s latest InstaView Door-in-Door fridge technology, now applied to Multi-Door refrigerators. Featuring a sleek and elegant stainless steel design, LG’s InstaView Door-in-Door refrigerators come with a glass panel that illuminates the interior with two simple knocks so users can conveniently scan the contents for faster and easier access to their favorite drinks and snacks. This distinctive feature offers an energy-efficient and comfortable way to look inside without opening the appliance door, leading to less cold air escaping and fresher food for longer.

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Transforming consumers’ kitchen experience even more, the InstaView Door-in-Door refrigerator is equipped with LG’s SmartThinQ—users can remotely control their refrigerator with their smartphone, enabling them to set the refrigerator temperature and diagnose appliance problems on a connected application. This smart appliance can also call up recipes based on the ingredients inside the refrigerator, and relay instructions to LG smart ovens, which automatically adjusts cooking setting after receiving the recipe.

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From the kitchen, guests can move on to a makeshift laundry room to experience the TWINWash washing machine, a convenient and time-saving appliance with both a main washer and mini washer that makes it possible to wash two loads of laundry simultaneously. The TWINWash washing machine also comes fully equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity, enabling users to easily control and remotely monitor their appliance, download wash cycles and track energy use.

 

In the living room, users were introduced to the pride and joy of LG’s Home Entertainment division: the newest OLED TV model. Equipped with LG’s α (Alpha) 9 intelligent processor, LG’s OLED TV offer enhanced picture quality and true-to-life colors from virtually any viewing angle. To complement this superior image rendering feature, LG’s OLED TVs also support Dolby Atmos for an immersive audio-visual experience. AI functionality is also embedded in the sets—viewers can speak directly into the remote control to enjoy the latest voice assistant technology. LG’s ThinQ AI-enabled TVs also use services based on the Electronic Program Guide (EPG) to deliver real-time information and locate channels offering desired content. Viewers can say “search for this movie’s soundtrack” or “turn off the TV when this program is over” without repeating the program’s title or specifying a time.

 

“LG InnoFest is the perfect opportunity to introduce our unique ThinQ AI-enabled products to our partners in key regions,” said Han Chang-hee, vice president of LG’s Global Marketing Center. “AI technology is fast becoming a part of our world but the realization of how fast this revolution is coming is still unrealized by many consumers. InnoFest allows us to bring our partners — who are engaging local customers on a daily basis — into the fold.”

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InnoFest Asia 2018 also featured zones that showcased LG’s latest range of smart home appliances (refrigerators, washing machines, vacuum, dishwashers, microwave ovens and airconditioners), the brand’s energy-saving inverter technology, and its array of premium TVs including SUPER UHD models.

 

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About LG Electronics, Inc.

LG Electronics, Inc. is a global innovator in technology and manufacturing with operations in more than 100 locations around the world. With 2017 global sales of USD 55.4 billion (KRW 61.4 trillion), LG is comprised of five companies―Home Appliance & Air Solutions, Home Entertainment, Mobile Communications, Vehicle Components and Business-to-Business―and is a world-leading producer of TVs, refrigerators, air conditioners, washing machines and mobile devices in addition to premium LG SIGNATURE products and ThinQ featuring artificial intelligence. For more details on how LG products can help improve your life, visit lg.com/ph, like @LGPhilippines on Facebook, and follow @LGPhilippines on Instagram.

AXA Philippines helps rehabilitate a community in Zambales

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Employees of leading global insurer AXA Philippines recently visited a community of indigenous peoples in San Felipe, Zambales to help rehabilitate the area by planting more than one thousand seedlings. With the help of MAD Travel, the volunteers also conducted art and reading activities with the youth of the Yangil tribe. In return, the volunteers were taught archery by the elders, which is their method of hunting for food. AXA Philippines, through its corporate social responsibility initiative AXA Hearts in Action, continuously participates in similar development activities to help empower communities to live better lives, as well as foster awareness of environmental protection and sustainability, and promote community interaction.

TechnoMarine Sea Beauty for fashionable moms

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This Mother’s day, give mom the perfect gift to highlight her unique fashion style. TechnoMarine offers timepieces with newdesigns that reflect mom’s strength and elegance. Crafted with the precision of Swiss-Ronda movement, TechnoMarine Sea Beauty women’s watch comes in a 32-mm case made of stainless steel. You can choose betweenthe Sea Beauty stylish rose gold and silver dial color; or the Sea Beauty in a chic yellow gold and silver dial color. Perfect for adventurous and fearless moms, the Sea Beauty timepiece can withstand water pressure up to 30m. Let mom’s fashion style shine this Mother’s Day with 30% discount on TechnoMarine’s Sea Beauty watchesand other featured collections from May 2 to 13, 2018. Visit TechnoMarine stores in Greenbelt 3, Robinson’s Galleria, Robinson’s Magnolia, Shangri-La Plaza, SM City Cebu, SM Lanang Premier Davao, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, North Edsa, TriNoma, and Uptown Mall.

For more information, visit http://www.technomarine.com or like and follow TechnoMarine on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TechnoMarinePH

TOUEI Solutions brings Japan Quality Homes to the Philippines

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Last March 21, 2018, SWOOP, a full-service real estate app for brokers, developers and homefinders, has teamed up with respected Japanese home builder –Touei Solutions for a broker and investor site viewing last March 21, 2018. It’s a privilege to be part of this viewing because I finally saw a Japanese innovative and high-quality homes that I have only seen in TV or in a magazines.

TOUEI Solutions designed to fit the lifestyle of the modern Filipino family. It was planned and constructed with both visible and invisible value in mind – making sure to deliver not only a beautiful exterior appearance and interior design but also a reliable structure and flexible layout to ensure future value. They simply bring Japan-quality housing to the Philippines.

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From their bedrooms, kitchen, dining room and comfort room, rest assured that it has stable structural design where you can live worry-free from calamities.

Honest and diligent home building. Experience it with this model Innovative Home.

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Filinvest Mimosa+ drives growth momentum in the north

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The Workplus at Filinvest Mimosa+ is set amidst lush greeneries for a more conducive corporate environment.

As it breathes new life to Clark, Pampanga, Filinvest Mimosa+ Leisure City has been changing and invigorating the business and leisure landscape in the north with a progressive redevelopment masterplan. Integral to this plan is its 3.6-hectare sustainable office campus—dubbed Workplus—set amidst lush greeneries that is conducive for both work and wellness.

Being at the forefront of Filinvest Mimosa+’s vision to elevate the business industry in Clark, six office buildings are set to rise in Workplus within the next six years. Currently, two office buildings—called 1 Workplus and 2 Workplus—are already complete and ready to welcome corporations that are looking to expand their business in Central Luzon. This is another proof of the dynamism that Filinvest has been injecting into the Mimosa+ estate.

“With the opening of Workplus, we aim to not only bring in more business to Clark, but to also help increase employment in Pampanga,” notes Filinvest Cyberzone’s first vice president Janette Cordero.

With a total gross floor area of over 110,000 square meters and total gross leasable area of approximately 100,000 square meters, all Workplus buildings come equipped with fibre optic facilities that are best suited for business process outsourcing (BPO), information technology (IT), and knowledge-based companies, with ample surface and podium parking areas available. Furthermore, each structure strictly follows the green building guidelines of Clark Development Corporation to promote corporate social responsibility and true green living.

Also of particular note is how the office campus is filled with full grown Acacia trees and rich flora. Cognizant of this, Filinvest Mimosa+ collaborated with renowned designer firm H1 Architecture to devise an office campus master plan that is conscious of the natural landscape, where the positioning of the buildings, for example, was carefully composed in such a way that it moves around and blends with the trees. This creates a healthy, vibrant atmosphere that seamlessly integrates the landscape with the buildings’ architectural design.

Moreover, the building design features a “glass belt”—reflecting the landscape surrounding it from the outside—that breaks the volume and creates a sense of individuality in each of the buildings.

Other factors that set Workplus apart are the leisure destinations within Filinvest Mimosa+—the Quest Hotel and Conference Center-Clark, which is currently undergoing renovations to better serve both short- and long-staying guests, and the 150-hectare Mimosa Golf Course, which is the centerpiece that draws a steady stream of guests to the estate.

Filinvest Mimosa+ takes pride in a 201-hectare expanse of lush landscaping with an abundance of mature trees. Awarded with a long-term 50-year lease, the Filinvest Group continues to fulfill its plans of redeveloping the estate as it takes into account four major components: leisure, business, residential, and nature. In addition to the office campus, its vision includes a lifestyle mall and an al fresco retail strip, which will soon be home to various boutiques and unique dining concepts. Then, there’s the Events Grounds and an Events Pavillion for MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and events) and a residential phase that will offer the most beautiful countryside living spaces.

With all these dynamic developments, together with the recent uptick in BPO property demand, Workplus in Filinvest Mimosa+ is well-poised to lead the growth charge in the north, anchored on the vision set forth by the Filinvest Group: an integrated, balanced, and eco-centric masterplanned community.