Hey Sugar Waxing Salon: Now Open in Ayala Harbor Point Subic

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Living in the Northern part of the Philippines can have its ups and downs. On one hand, year-round sun and fun; on the other, maintaining your body for year-round sunning and funning can be exhausting.

When you have the option to slip into your shorts and head to the beach or pool any time of the year, the goal is to maintain skin that’s smooth, no matter what season, which can certainly be sorted out by an appointment to your nearest waxing salon. But for Hey Sugar! Waxing Salon, it’s as much about giving clients what they need while making sure that they allow them to feel fabulous about themselves as well.

Hey Sugar makes all-natural and 100 % Sugar grooming options accessible to clients of all shapes and sizes. They use 100% naturally hypoallergenic sugar wax that minimizes side effects such as allergic reactions and chemical irritations caused by traditional wax—a gentler but no less effective way to keep your skin smooth and hair-free.

Hey Sugar!’s interiors are renowned for being warm, inviting and discreet. Clients can walk in and expect a clean and sterilized environment ideal for the sensitive beauty routines that they are about to undergo, while still feel like they are about to get pampered and taken care of.

And best of all, they can rest easy knowing they are in the hands of expert aestheticians who were trained to deliver only the best results. For newbies, this means you can easily ask your aesthetician any question about the process and advantages of sugar waxing and get a clear answer; for veterans, you know you will walk out of your appointment knowing there’s no other destination that can give you the same results using all-organic hair-removal methods.

“We strive to bring reliable and fast services, but also connect with our customers—it’s a very personal grooming procedure, after all, and we are dedicated to making customers happy and comfortable. Clients expect quality service, superior treatments and affordable prices but not at the expense of a warm and comfortable environment—and that’s exactly what we have waiting for them here,” explains Arvin A. Amaro, Hey Sugar’s Marketing Head.

At the end of the day, everyone deserves some sugar…and there’s no better place to get it than by heading to Hey Sugar! Ayala Harbor Point Subic.

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Hey Sugar! Waxing Salon currently has 25 locations nationwide, including in UP Town Center, Festival Supermall, SM Bicutan, SM Sta. Rosa, SM Bacolod, SM Calamba, Unimart Greenhills and our newest branch Hey Sugar Ayala Harbor Point Subic. To know more, follow them on facebook.com/HeySugarWaxingPh, Twitter.com/HeySugarPhils and Instagram.com/HeySugarPhils. For bookings 09366420530.

Sun Life Launches New Set of Digital Short Films

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Top life insurance company marks 4th Financial Independence Month

Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc., the number one life insurance company in the Philippines, is marking the 4th Financial Independence Month this June to help Filipinos break free from the cycle of financial shortage and insecurity.

To inspire Filipinos to pursue their financial freedom, Sun Life is launching a new collection of its digital films dubbed Sun Shorts, which will highlight the relationships that make lives #brightertogether. “The people we love give us the courage to dream big and the strength to keep going even if sometimes it feels like the odds are against us. Truly, we are brighter together,” Sun Life Chief Marketing Officer Mylene Lopa said. “Sun Life shines a spotlight on these relationships to inspire every Filipino to keep chasing their dreams. Our three new Sun Shorts films ‘Waves,’ ‘She Said, She Said’ and ‘Sayaw’ will present this in stories inspired by the stories of Sun Life clients. Through the Sun Shorts, we hope to show Filipinos how life insurance can help them ease their life’s burdens and celebrate their lives’ triumphs giving them the opportunity to show the people they love their commitment to a brighter future for them.”

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“Waves” by Zig Marasigan gives a peek into the mindset of millennials, who are often criticized for adhering to the “YOLO” mindset and not preparing well enough for the future; a young single mom’s journey takes centerstage in “She Said, She Said” by Nic Reyes; while Mihk Vergara will delve into the reality of coping with a long-time marriage that has gone cold in “Sayaw.”

The films will be released on June 7 at http://www.sunshorts2.com, and will also be uploaded on Facebook so it may be easily accessed and shared by viewers. Each film will also come with an explainer video, where Sun Life brand ambassadors Matteo Guidicelli, Judy Ann Santos, and Piolo Pascual will share their thoughts and shed light on how insurance and investments enable us to protect the relationships that matter to us.

Sun Life released its first collection of Sun Shorts in 2012 and the project has been recognized by different prestigious local and international award-giving bodies, which lauded the creative approach to promoting insurance and investment products.

Empowering Filipinos with concrete steps to financial freedom

To complement the new Sun Shorts films and to give Filipinos the opportunity to learn about life insurance and mutual funds, Sun Life will hold a series of activities throughout June as a next step for those who would like to boost their financial journey.

For the millennials, Sun Life will offer a workshop on achieving their travel goals, while moms and dads will be treated to a pampering activity to help put them in the best mindset to create future goals. For details on these activities, visit @sunlifeph on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Meanwhile, for those who prefer to learn at their convenience, Sun Life offers basic financial planning courses in the Brighter Life Institute at http://www.brighterlife.com.ph.

Sun Life will also launch PA Armor, an affordable personal accident protection for Filipino online shoppers. Through Sun Life’s partnership with Voyager Innovations, Inc., members of the online marketplace Takatack.com will exclusively enjoy the benefits of this protection.

“This Financial Independence Month, Sun Life reiterates its commitment to Filipinos who are in pursuit of their financial freedom,” Lopa said. “For as long as they have dreams to pursue and relationships to care for, Sun Life will be here for them as their partner in this journey.”

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About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individuals and corporate Clients. Sun Life Financial has operations in a number of markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China, Australia, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Bermuda. As of December 31, 2016, Sun Life Financial had total assets under management of $903 billion. For more information please visit http://www.sunlife.com.
Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

Watch the video: Waves

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Puratos Philippines launched My Bakery Mobile App

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You can download the My Bakery Mobile App for Free!

Puratos Philippines, has just launched the very first mobile app which is called ‘My Bakery’. It’s a ‘handy buddy’ in a baking life of many bakery owner, professional baker, home baker, entrepreneur and a lot more.  A perfect mobile app where you can experience a convenience at your fingertips.

This mobile app will be a big help to all bakers and customers. Convenience to any one who downloaded the App. 

  • ·         Locate Puratos dealer near you
  • ·         Be updated on their events
  • ·         Discover the latest products
  • ·         Get product information such as description, shelf life and usage rates.
  • ·         Watch informative videos
  • ·         Order online through Puratos Express Delivery
  • ·         Get recipes in just few taps
  • ·         Customer Service Assistance
  • ·         Save your favorite products

During the said launch, Celebrity Chef Rosebud Benitez shares some easy to prepare recipes.

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Operating for almost 29 years.  has been part of all Filipino customers.  They also introduced ‘Move n’ bake’ a mobile innovation center that will reach out to their customers in the Metro. The first one was introduced and cater Mindanao Region.

Benefits of using Puratos Products

  • ·         Better finished products in terms of taste and other paramaters
  • ·         Guarantees consistent products even if the bakery changes/manpower
  • ·         Eliminates risk, thus less waste
  • ·         Bakers and bakery owners benefit from recipe and demo support, seminars,                 market information and concept sharing
  • ·         Time element (scaling, mixing); allowing more time for creativity
  • ·         Storage element (reduces raw material inventory)
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Guests during the launched had a chance to taste some delectable desserts from Puratos Philippines. Here are some:

Doughnuts

Chocolates

Cakes

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For more details, check:

Website:  www.puratos.com.ph

Instagram: @puratosph

Email: phils@puratos.com

Contact Number:  +632 4917702

 

Finding balance between passion and profession

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Atty. Rene “Rebo” Saguisag, Jr.

Atty. Rene “Rebo” Saguisag, Jr. is a multifaceted individual who, despite his busy profession, never turns down an opportunity to work with his passion. Aside from being a notable lawyer, following the footsteps of his father, prominent human rights lawyer Rene Saguisag Sr., he was also a former BEST Center coach and is currently the UAAP commissioner for two consecutive seasons, 78 and 79. On top of that, Atty. Rebo is also a strong advocate of sports development among the youth naming the Mindanao Peace Games as one of his involvements.  Recently, he even volunteered to manage his son’s little league baseball team.

How does he balance his passion and profession? “I don’t,” Saguisag wittingly answered. “I just married the perfect wife who fills all my shortcomings.” Law practice and basketball seem like two different worlds. Managing each would require his undivided attention as they are both time-consuming and emotionally draining. He explained, “I don’t see it as an obstacle but a challenge and opportunity to better myself so I never even considered choosing one over the other. In fact, if handled properly, they can even complement each other.”

Saguisag stated that his success as a lawyer, his pride in being a former BEST Center coach and now the UAAP commissioner, his commitment to being a good family man, and a better individual are all because of the lessons he learned while playing basketball when he was still young.

“All I really needed to learn, I learned inside the basketball court,” he shared.

Saguisag’s experience as a former coach for BEST (Basketball Efficiency & Scientific Training) Center, multi-awarded and pioneer in basketball clinics in the country, helped in his values formation. He noted how the organization has instilled in him discipline and a great sense of responsibility. The strict guidelines and high standards imposed and maintained in the clinics and the proper behavior required in the court, along with the values taught in team sports, has molded him to become who he is today.

He further explained, “Playing and coaching basketball aided me in knowing the technicalities and rules of the game which is vital in my position as a commissioner. Meanwhile, small details such as punctuality and grooming (like making sure my jerseys are tucked) helped in how I properly carry myself, even inside the courtroom.”

So far, the former BEST Center coach and now notable lawyer-cum-UAAP commissioner enjoys the best of both worlds and aims to implement his advocacies for the development of both fields. He also encourages everyone not to limit themselves to their own comfort zones but instead, be open to opportunities, accept challenges and turn these into achievements. Above all, never undermine the seemingly trivial lessons you learn along the way for it is through these experiences that make you who are, regardless of what you are.

For more information: 

Contact #: 411-6260 or 372-3066

Website:  http://facebook.com/page/BEST-Center-Sports-Inc/

Treat your kids to a #PrimeSummer experience with easy-to-prepare refreshments!

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Summer has always been the perfect season for the ultimate family bonding experience, especially since the kids are on vacation. While you may plan and do a lot of summer activities, there are some activities at home, which can let you have a #PrimeSummer experience.

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Thank you for this Special Mega Prime Summer goodies!

One of the activities that your kids will surely enjoy is to let them help you in preparing some fun and exciting summer refreshments. It allows them to learn new stuff while satisfying your family’s craving for cool drinks and snacks, as a way to beat the summer heat.

At home, I made a #MegaPrime Cheesy Maja Blanca. It’s very easy to prepare and I assure you that it is very yummy because the corn I used is very tasteful!

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#MegaPrime  Cheesy Maja Blanca

Ingredients:
2 ½ cups Coconut Milk
1 ½ cups  Fresh Milk
1 cup cornstarch
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1 can MegaPrime Whole Corn Kernels 425g, drained
RECOMMENDED INGREDIENT ADDITION
Peach or Mango slices on top

Procedure:
1. Combine Jolly Coconut Milk, Jolly Cow Fresh Milk, cornstarch, sugar, a cup of cheese, and Jolly Whole Corn Kernels in a mixing bowl and stir thoroughly.
2. Place in a large sauce pan and cook while stirring constantly over low heat until thick.
3. Pour into small mould containers. Cool, then refrigerate until firm.
4. Top with grated cheese.
5. NOTE: If using mango or peach slices, top over grated cheese.

 

Here are some must-try goodies that you can make using #MegaPrime Whole Kernel Corn and Cream Style Corn.
Mega Prime Corn Ice Pops
If there is one thing that kids and the kids-at-heart will truly enjoy this summer, it’s the delectable corn ice-pops. These refreshments are easy to make, especially with the easy-to-open Mega Prime Cream Style Corn.
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What you need to prepare:
¼ cup water
1 pack plain gelatin
½ cup condensed milk
½ cup coconut cream
1 can 425g cream style corn
 
5 easy steps to follow:
1.    In a pot, pour ¼ cup of water and one pack of plain gelatin. Mix well until the gelatin granules are dissolved.
2.    Heat the dissolved gelatin mixture and pour in the rest of the ingredients: ½ cup condensed milk, ½ cup coconut cream and 1 can 425g Mega Prime Cream Style Corn. Make sure that you and your kids wear pot gloves or use pot holders for safety purposes.
3.    Mix well and let it simmer.   
4.    Remove pot from the stove and let it cool.
5.    Pour mixture into ice pops maker and chill overnight.
Mega Prime Sweet Corn Smoothies
Summer and smoothies are a match made in heaven. These smooth blends not only quench our thirst, they are also comfort food for some people. So, if you want to treat your family with an easy-to-prepare and satisfying homemade smoothy, with an exciting twist of corn kernels, here’s how to prepare this:
What you need to prepare:
1 can Mega Prime Cream Style Corn
1 can Mega Prime Whole Kernel Corn
½ cup fresh milk
¼ cup plain yogurt
2 tbsps. sugar
2 tbsps. honey
3 cups crushed ice

Three simple steps to follow:
1.    In a blender, add all the ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.
2.    Pour into a glass or tumbler and sprinkle Mega Prime Corn Kernel on top.
3.    Serve immediately.
These exciting summer coolers are made one-step easier with Mega Prime Whole Kernel and Cream-style Corn, in 425-kg easy-open cans. It is an ideal partner for moms to create refreshing recipes and still have enough bonding time with their loved ones this vacation season, so that families can enjoy a#PrimeSummer!
Mega Prime is a complete array of high quality products that are bursting with freshness. Aside from canned corn, Mega Prime also has canned green peas and mushrooms that can turn the simplest of recipes to hearty, delicious and delectable meals for the entire family.

To learn more about Mega Prime, visit their:

Instagram: @megaprimequality

Make brushing more fun with Minions!

I’m a Mom of two lovely daughters Ishi and Anya, ages 3 and 1. At their very young age, I teach them the proper hygiene. My little ones love to eat sweets like candies and chocolates. I always remind them to brush their teeth properly after meal.

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Brushing is more fun when you enjoy and share Colgate toothpaste with your family.

When it comes to brushing, our family trusted Colgate for a long time. I’m happy when I found out that there’s a new Colgate’s Minions toothbrush and Minions toothpaste. My Kiddos will surely love it because Minions are one of their favorite cartoon characters. 

Brushing is more fun when you enjoy it with your trusted toothpaste that makes your teeth whiter and stronger, but of course matching with your favorite toothbrush, enjoy and share Colgate toothpaste with your family. Just like minions, Colgate toothpaste and toothbrush are so cute and adorable…and my kids would love it that their favorite characters are now in Colgate!!! Surely they will never missed brushing!!!

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Squeeze, Brush, Rinse!
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Colgate’s Minions toothbrush and Minions toothpaste

For Moms and Dads out there, here are the available Colgate Minions for your Kids.

  • Colgate Minions Kids 2-5 Years Old (Junior) Oral Care Pack:
  • Colgate Minions Kids 5-9 Years Old (Youth) Oral Care Pack:

 

So what are you waiting for? Grab it now! Let’s make brushing more fun with Minions! Happy

Brushing kiddos!

Exceptional amenities define luxe living at Botanika

The Sculptural GardenUnique sculptured tree houses are not only best enjoyed by the young, but are also a perfect venue to bond with their parents.

The taste and needs of today’s affluent residential buyers are continually evolving. While a prestigious address remains to be a priority, their definition of luxury has gone beyond the collection of amenities, into how these lifestyle features will give them a richer experience. This is the promise of Botanika Nature Residences, the first luxury condominium in Alabang,that is thoughtfully designed to give its discerning residents above par-facilities that complement their lifestyle.

Located at the most exclusive area of Filinvest City, Botanika is truly the new coveted address for the privileged few, where many of life’s necessities and luxuries are well within reach. There is the members-only The Palms Country Club for sports, recreation and relaxation; Westgate and Festival Mall for shopping, dining and entertainment; Asian Hospital and Medical Center for world-class healthcare services, and top-notch academic institutions like De La Salle Zobel and San Beda College Alabang.  

With its turnover set in the fourth quarter of this year, Botanika exudes a distinct south Manila village charm. This low-density development, with generous living spaces and large balconies, ensures the comfort, privacy and security of its residents. Its sun-roofed atrium provides natural light and scenic elevators give a dramatic view of the Flow Garden – a picturesque landscape of water and lush greeneries.

Botanika, registered under the Philippine Green Building Council’s BERDE certification program, lets its residents enjoy a well-lived life—an extraordinary melding of luxury and functionality. Boasting of amenities that are designed to enliven the body and restore the spirit, Botanika features a uniquely tiered infinity swimming pool that offers a serene respite backdropped by verdant spaces for a fresh, calming scenery. A sun deck is made available for those who enjoy the sun while a canopied veranda by the pool makes it perfect for family and friends to get together over intimate al fresco gatherings. Unique sculptured tree houses are not only best enjoyed by the young, but are also a perfect venue to bond with their parents, along with an indoor and outdoor play area, and a game room for indoor recreation for families. Botanika also mixes work with play, by incorporating a functional business center or library that can cater to those who prefer to work without leaving the comfort of their homes.

Tiered PoolsBotanika offers a uniquely tiered infinity swimming pool that offers a serene respite backdropped by verdant spaces for a fresh, calming scenery.

Botanika also puts the value of health and wellness front and center, with facilities where residents can unwind and rejuvenate. And for those who are members of the Palms Country Club, they will be given easy private access to its facilities from its tennis, basketball, and squash courts, eight-lane bowling alley, garden spa, sauna and steam rooms.

Truly, Botanika keeps to its promise of fulfilling the deepest aspirations of luxury residential buyers – lushness, exacting details, and superior quality in the primest location. And with Botanika Nature Residences still on its pre-selling period with turnover of units set in the fourth quarter of this year, buyers can experience the art of fine living at the best price.

 

For more details, check:

Website: http://www.filinvest.com/

Celebrity mom Tessa Prieto-Valdes chooses true brilliance

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MyDiamond and Bryan Prieto pay homage to brilliant mom Tessa Prieto-Valdes

It’s difficult not to recognize Tessa Prieto-Valdes – celebrity, society figure, columnist, TV and social media personality. And why not? What with her eye-catching outfits in bright shades, colorful accessories, her bubbly and cheery personality, plus her outgoing nature. But what people perhaps don’t realize is that with her public persona, Tessa is first and foremost a mother to four kids, and that her road to motherhood wasn’t always that easy. Her oldest, Bryan, is 32 years old while her youngest daughter is 12.

I gave birth to my eldest child Bryan at very young age,” Tessa confides. “I was a solo parent before I met my husband and got married.” At that time, she was earning her interior design degree in the United States, and along with attending to her studies, she had to raise a child and keep house, all by herself.

It is this selflessness that Bryan, who is involved in the family real estate and food business, most appreciates. After all, he knows best the sacrifices that her mother went through in the beginning. It is something he cherishes and is totally grateful for, especially this Mother’s Day.Thus, his precious gift of MyDiamond to his equally brilliant mom.

From the time I was working in Singapore for four years to when I decided to come home and go into business here, my mom was always there”, Bryan relates. “She is so much fun, accommodating, and easy to talk to. She’s always been giving, and raised me the best way she could, even with her multifaceted life and my siblings.”

With her very hectic schedule that also includes triathlon training, yoga, and a return to her first love, interior design, family is still of course everything and thus takes top priority. As such, social events are strictly off limits onweekends, which are devoted solely to her hubby and kids.She is always ready to be there as well for Bryan if need be.

Being a mother is something I really enjoy. I’ve been a mother in my 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s. My kids are growing up so fast!” she exclaims.

And like MyDiamond, Tessa has embodied, in more ways than one, its spirit of ‘True Brilliance.’

I love diamonds! For me, they are heirlooms, something to pass on to the next generation,” Tessa adds. And so, too, are the wise words of her mother who stressed the importance of family integrity – of leaving behind a good legacy to one’s children and to others – a principle that she also imparts to her children.

In closing, Tessa relates: “There’s no bible to being a mother. Give your best, your all, but don’t forget to reward yourself as well!”  And, quite simply, there’s no better symbol of unconditional love and a lasting gift more priceless than that of diamonds.

Tessa is wearing MyDiamond set of heart-shaped ruby earrings and pendant and a 14 carat tennis bracelet, both set in white gold from the Classic collection. For more information, visit MyDiamond concept stores at Shangri-La Plaza Mall, SM Megamall, Robinsons Place Manila, Festival Supermall, Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Gateway Mall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Aura Premier, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Ayala Center Cebu and SM Lanang Premier Davao.

For more details, check:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MyDiamondPH/ 

Instagram: @MyDiamondPH

Make Mother’s Day extra special with Baskin-Robbins

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Baskin-Robbins Mama’s Basket Ice Cream Cake

Are you looking for a perfect Mother’s day present? Baskin Robbins introduce Baskin-Robbins ice cream cake.
Mother’s Day is the perfect day to show your love and appreciation for the woman who loves you unconditionally – your mom. Make this occasion extra special with an all-time favorite Baskin-Robbins ice cream cake! Apart from a wide variety of sizes and flavors to choose from, you can also customize the design of your cake. Plus, make it even grander by getting Baskin-Robbins’ new two-layer cakes! Visit Baskin-Robbins shops at SM East Ortigas and Ayala 30th in Pasig, Central Square, Bonifacio High Street, Uptown Place Mall, and SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City; Greenbelt 5 and Glorietta 5 in Makati; Fairview Terraces, Trinoma Mall, SM North (Main Building and The Block) in Quezon City; SM Southmall in Las Pinas; Solenad in Sta Rosa, Laguna; SM Dasmariñas in Cavite; and SM Pampanga. 

 

For more details, check:

Website: www.baskinrobbins.ph 

Facebook: facebook.com/baskinrobbinsph

Twitter and Instagram: @baskinrobbinsph

Let mom enjoy life deeper with TechnoMarine

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This coming 2nd week of May, the whole word will going to celebrate “Mother’s Day”.  This is one of the best day ever for all the mothers out there.

If there’s something constant in this world, it would be a mother’s love—pure, unwavering, unconditional. Whose arms are more comforting and securing than anyone else. Honor her this Mother’s Day and give her a gift that perfectly embodies her – something edgy yet elegant and sophisticated like TechnoMarine watches. With an exclusive 30% discount on select women’s watches from May 2 to 15, 2017, you can now show your love and appreciation to your mom. Let her live life deeper with TechnoMarine. Photo shows TechnoMarine Cruise Limited and Manta Neo Classic. 

For more information, visit TechnoMarine boutiques at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM City Cebu, SM Lanang Premier, TriNoma, Greenbelt 3, Robinson’s Galleria, Robinson’s Magnolia, Shangri-La Plaza, and all MyDiamond boutiques nationwide.

For more updates, visit and like:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TechnoMarinePH/ 

Instagram @technomarineph