Style and Estate | Summer at Ocean Cove

The ambitious vibe of the urban living is always arousing especially to the bold dreamers. But these aspirants also long for the beach vibe.

One of the guests I was able to network with during the Philippine Airlines event two months ago, told me about the ostentatious difference between today’s Davao city from his last visit four years earlier, “I am from Mandaluyong. I last visited Davao perhaps around 4 to 5 years ago. And it’s really very different now. It is like the renaissance of Digong’s turf, an infrastructure rebirth.”.

Over the past two years, Davao’s economic age is indeed on its puberty. Corporations which are used to be boxed in Manila, are starting to build their Mindanao offices around the Durian city. More obviously, as you commute around the city now, real estate properties sprouted creating seemly like a bar graph on your horizon.

May your choice be a condominium, house and lot or just simply a lot, I rest the decision on to you and to your affordability. My point here is, what if that peaceful Davaoeno neighborhood you aspire is now found in the soothing charm of the French Riviera?

A French Riviera-inspired community along the Davao Gulf. An aspiration, isn’t it?

Ocean Cove Beach Residences :  A microcosm of a peaceful Davaoeno neighborhood in a French Riviera

View from the clubhouse: The playground and the cabana with view deck overlooking the breathtaking sights of the Davao Gulf.


Ocean Cove Beach Residences is an 18.3-hectare French Riviera-inspired seaside community located in Davao’s scenic Bago Aplaya, Talomo District. Only 12km from Davao City, it is highly accessible to both public and private transport via the access road leading to Mergrande Ocean Resort. It is your seaside home with typical lot cuts at 144-250 sqm. More details at .



The promenade for your daily dose of relaxing stroll with the fresh sea breeze.


Men U Open Collar Shirt : The supple seaside wear

The coastal vibe of Ocean Cove blends with a perfect seaside wear. Pieces which are made from materials which protect from the pinch of the sun but are light and supple for the breeze of the sea.

The infinity pool with the amazing landscapes of Samal Island and Talikud Island.


UNIQLO from torso to thigh: Men U Open Collar Shirt, Uniqlo Slim Fit Shorts. PHOTO by (Above) French framed. PHOTO by Joseph Cagas Photography (Below)






A fabric which moves with you when you are enjoying the shore vibe but seemly traces your silhouette when you are paused, staring at the horizon, waiting for the sea wind’s next blow.



Gothic Diagonals. PHOTO by






The disposition of where you live is influential to a city resident. The ambitious vibe of the urban living is always arousing especially to the bold dreamers. But these aspirants also long for the beach vibe. That soothing chi of the shore, twice a week or even the hours after work, everyday.

May your stay in a seaside be frequent or forever, enjoy the seconds with perfectly matched wearables. Aspire a style that suits to the estate.


Dating Tool for your FIN Life : The ADVISOR MATCH

We all want to disclose private details, (especially finances) to a person we truly like.

A staggering 88% of Filipinos worry about their financial situation in case something happens to the family’s breadwinner. A statistics which proves that majority of the Filipinos perceive the impending fiscal discomfort when the family’s provider fails to sustain the clan’s financial needs.

On the other hand, Philippines’ first and #1 life insurer, Sun Life Financial Inc. teams up with over 11,000 financial advisors to educate Filipinos on alleviating such worriment through providing guidance on how to achieve lifetime financial security. Advisors who are armored with professionalism, a caring attitude, a winning mindset, and an inspired vision.

What a brilliant match!



In order for these skilled advisors to be more accessible and compatible to the more financially conscious Filipinos, Sun Life puts the spotlight on the value of meeting a trusted financial partner via the #SunLifePerfectMatch campaign through the Advisor Match tool. It is also an opportune crusade for the Financial Independence Month of June.

It is like the 90s’ dating game show but is rooted with specific credentials one demands for a personal Financial Advisor. We all want to disclose private details, especially finances to a person we truly like. More than just a handy online tool, Advisor Match indeed, let us be in control and choose the Financial Advisor we deem as we “like”, we deem as trustworthy, we deem as the brighter choice!

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  2. Enter your location to generate a list of advisors in your vicinity. Each profile contains a short description of their credentials and how they can extend help – a very nifty way to show you what they have to offer. 
  3. Fill out the form so the advisor could set the convenient meeting details with you.


Sun Life emphasizes four core values that every financial advisor should possess: (1) professional in doing business; (2) one who cares for your welfare; (3) a desire to win for your dreams; and (4) an inspiring commitment to serve rather than sell.

“We’ve seen a growing interest in personal finance lately with the number of inquiries and requests for advisor referrals doubling the past couple of years. We are happy to share that we are now empowering Filipinos to choose their very own Sun Life Advisor with just the click of a button. With Sun Life’s Advisor Match, they can be assured of finding competent and committed financial advisors to help them achieve their financial goals,” affirmed Sun Life Philippines Chief Marketing Officer Ms. Mylene Lopa. After all, finding your #SunLifePerfectMatch should never be difficult.

There are only 16% of Filipinos in the Philippines who claim to have life insurance. The educated few. The prepared few. How about you?


Go to to experience the Advisor Match tool and learn more about finding the right partner in your financial journey.

*Statistics is from the Study of Lifestyle and Relationships (SOLAR) conducted by Sun Life.

About Sun Life Financial
Sun Life Financial Inc. is a leading international financial services organization providing insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individual 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 March 31, 2018,  Sun Life Financial had total assets under management of $979 billion. For more information, please visit

Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under the ticker symbol SLF.

Vivo Leads the Future of Smartphones, Continues “world’s first” Designs

Vivo carved its name in the industry with its unparalleled innovations which both set new industry standards and push boundaries of mobile experience a dimension further.

When Vivo entered the mobile industry, there were about three brands which dominated the market. But in a matter of years and series of pioneering smartphone designs model after model released, Vivo carved its name in the industry with its unparalleled innovations which both set new industry standards and push boundaries of mobile experience a dimension further.

These five first-in-its-class features are actually just a fraction of Vivo’s innovation pipeline that redefines the conventional smartphone technology.

World’s FIRST 20-megapixel Dual Front Camera : V5 Series

V5 – The first smartphone with a 20MP camera.


The V5 was then followed by the release of the V5Plus (left) and V5s (right), both with 20MP selfie camera. The V5Plus has a 20MP+8MP dual rear camera.

World’s FIRST 24MP Front Camera: V7 Series


The first smartphones with 24MP front camera, the V7+ (left) and V7 (right).

World’s FIRST FullView Display : V9

Vivo then released the upgrade to its cameras, the V9 with a 24MP AI Selfie Camera and 16MP+5MP dual rear camera./

READ ALSO: Vivo V9 excites Philippines

World’s FIRST In-display Fingerprint Scanning Smartphone : X20 Plus UD


In-display fingerprint scanning feature gives users more secured method to unlock their smartphones.

World’s FIRST nearly 100% screen-to-body ratio pop-up selfie camera :  Vivo APEX concept smartphone

The ultimate iteration of a concept smartphone, the APEX™ FullView™, nearly has a 100% screen-to-body display. (PHOTO

The next big “first” by Vivo is yet something to be excited about. What we know for now is that there are 2,200 dedicated personnel in Vivo Research and Development Centers worldwide—in San Diego, United States and in China, specifically in Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanjing, Hangzhou, and Beijing, who are helping the brand to unlock the next best thing in the mobile industry.

Vivo carved its name in the industry with its unparalleled innovations which both set new industry standards and push boundaries of mobile experience a dimension further.

With the array of unequaled innovations Vivo has brought, it is no doubt that the young smartphone brand is already ahead of the pack to the future of smartphone design and technology. You own an Earth’s “first” when you own a Vivo.

About Vivo

A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit Check out their social media accounts for updates too: Facebook  I Instagram I Twitter

Refashion your Work Phone | An Iconic Slide to More Sales

Every phone call’s powerful connection is a prelude to your latest winning. This winning warrants a handset with the affinity of an iconic durability and design, trend-opportune updates and an affordable value. Do you really deserve a reloaded work phone? It depends.

Communication via phone is a vital medium in corporate dealings. You phone call the leads to start probing. Then, you call a qualified prospect to set an appointment. Even on after sales concerns, a phone call is the most convenient way to sustain the relationship. Also, when that happy owner refers a list of red leads, you swiftly grab “that” phone to start calling. Not your personal phone, but the “second phone”.



The phone you use for work. Your business mobile, your work phone or second phone, no matter how you call it, it is that handset which is more of a livelihood tool than an entertainment gizmo.

The real-time exchange of reactions through phone call is by far, the most effective way of bridging distance for a business to escalate. Fact is, even with today’s digital communication media like email or chat, a phone call is still the trusted golden mean to slide your pitch to a close.


Even if the company issues a work phone for you, investing for your “own” business mobile is a career choice that gives you a windfall. Remember that a company-issued phone is just a borrowed asset from your recent company. This will still end up on their management whenever there is a better opportunity for you someday elsewhere. Your work phone, with the contacts in it is a chest of your treasured business linkages.

Owning your own work phone does not have to be as expensive as owning your personal phone. Let us agree that this handset is in fact a “working” phone. It is as at heavy duty as your passion to close more deals. Apart from a frugal cost, your corporate phone has to be durable with features and functionality relevant to the technological trends of the recent business world.


Nokia, the creator of our immortal phones refashions its 8110. The mobile phone which was inherently designed for the business market in 1996, is reloaded with the 4G connectivity making it the latest smartphone among Nokia mobile’s “Originals”.

Nokia 8110 (1996) : A mobile phone. By krystof.k (Twitter) & nmuseum – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

The 8110 (2018) possesses exactly the iconic design that slid a lot of new accounts for businessmen-owners 22 years ago. A bearer of nostalgic winning in every slide.



8110 4G Dual Sim (2018) : Slide keypad cover to answer and end calls. It also has the addictive helicopter-style spin on axis.

The curved handset grants both comfort and control both when held or when placed in your pocket. Stand out not just in the sales ranking but also in your business mobile’s design.


Designed with Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform, 8110 4G owners who are expectedly the millennial-businesspersons, can economically communicate using advanced LTE data services such as Voice over LTE (VoLTE). This feature also provides multiple days of battery life, faster download speeds for on-demand content including music and videos (

Built with VoLTE Calling, call quality is superior with up to three times as much data as 3G and up to six times as much as 2G, making it easier to make out not only what the person on the other end of the line is saying, but also their tone of voice. Essentially it’s an HD voice call and it’s a much richer experience over all (

The real-time exchange of reactions through phone call is by far, the most effective way of bridging distance for a business to escalate.


8110 4G owners can receive emails, import contacts and sync calendar with Outlook and Gmail. Favorite apps like Google Assistant, Google Maps, Facebook and Twitter could also be downloaded. The reloaded 8110 can also tether up to 10 other devices which makes your team’s teleconferencing calls possible.


The dual sim feature means wider reach of prospects to call at a lesser cost. A telco agnostic line is a downright tip to widen more your sales network.


The iconic design plus all the updated twitches does not have to be too pricey. In fact, it is priced low at 3,990 PhP. It is available at authorized re-sellers and in Nokia stores in the Philippines starting MAY 14, 2018. Own it at either in Traditional Black or Banana Yellow. You can now also own all other Nokia phones through Lazada Philippines.

HMD Global Philippines, the exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets introduces its latest line-up of Nokia phones—the Nokia 7 Plus, Nokia 1, New Nokia 6 and Nokia 8110 4G.

imageCorporate telecommunication has evolved from pagers and telefacsimile to sending emails and video chats. Despite being in the middle of such continuum,  the telephone, which also had improved to mobile phones to now the smartphones, at its simplest essence, is held by any owner because of its power to connect a caller with a genuine human voice wherever, whenever.

Every phone call’s powerful connection is a prelude to your latest winning. This winning warrants a handset with the affinity of an iconic durability and design, trend-opportune updates and an affordable value. Do you really deserve a reloaded work phone? It depends.

It depends if you really want a slide to more sales.



“KathNiel” Proclaims Love for this Latest AI-powered Cam Smartphone

Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, “KathNiel” seems got loads of love to express about the latest charmer of Vivo Philippines, the Vivo V9.

The tandem who best personifies the lovely and hip Filipino youngsters, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, “KathNiel” seems got loads of love to express about the latest charmer of Vivo Philippines, the Vivo V9.


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READ ALSO : AI-powered Photography, Fullview Display Smartphone excites Philippines

Photo 3Vivo lovers since September 2017, the young couple just can’t get enough of appreciative words to proclaim how they love the V9 during the “Perfect Shot Perfect View” Vivo V9 mall tour and consumer launch at the SM Mall of Asia, April 21. It was KathNiel’s first mall tour with the innovative features of the V9.

“I love taking selfies, [so] having a reliable front camera is important [to] me. [I like it] that the Vivo V9 has a 24 megapixel AI selfie camera with an AI Face Beauty feature [as these] enhance my natural looks.” Kathryn said when asked what she appreciates about V9’s camera features.

Moreover, Kathryn is excited about the V9’s dual camera. A travel enthusiast, Kathryn can now take flawless shots using the V9’s dual rear camera and make them more interesting with the special bokeh mode.

Daniel, on the other hand, makes good use of his Vivo V9 when playing video games. With his busy lifestyle, Daniel can relax while playing with the V9’s upgraded Game Mode to create a customized, uninterrupted gaming experience.

“[When I am on my free, relaxing time] there is no problem blocking message alerts and calls when I am on my phone playing a video game.” Daniel testifies.

Because of the V9’s Snapdragon 626, a powerful chipset, Daniel is also able to experience a smoother performance when playing a video game on his Vivo V9.

Kathniel, being movie stars are likewise movie buffs. With the Vivo V9’s 6.3 inch Full view display, watching films whether or not they are on the go creates a better visual experience.

Kathniel’s Vivo mall tour is only one of Vivo Philippines’ efforts to introduce their latest flagship smartphone – the Vivo V9, closer to the smartphone users.

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More About the Vivo V9

The Vivo V9 is an artificial intelligence (AI) selfie camera with a 16 MP+5 MP dual-camera setup. Much like its predecessors, the V7 and V7+, the V9 also rocks a 24 MP selfie camera that comes with features like AI Face Beauty Natural Light, Studio Light, and Monochrome background which brings selfie-taking with the new Vivo smartphone several notches higher in the quality scale. Selfie-fans will also benefit in the ample phone display of the Vivo V9 as it could improve the overall composition of every photograph taken, with enhanced clarity and definition.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at . Check out these accounts:  Facebook , Instagram and Twitter .

VIBRANT BUNDLE : Free Ink with HP DeskJet Ink Advantage Printer

Own one this summer and enjoy it with your child. By school time, assignments and projects will not be as hard to do as before anymore. A win-win scenario.

Reinforce your child’s creativity this summer! Every purchase of HP Ink Advantage All-in-One printers comes with two (2) free HP 680 Black or Tri-Color Original Ink Advantage Cartridges to help your child’s artworks stand out.

School break for summer allows your kids to spend more time with the family. Make use of this free time to know more about your child’s stroke when it comes to art. The twist is, as today’s children are growing in a highly technological society, How exciting would it be to develop your kids’ imagination in a digitized form? Quality printouts that showcase your little one’s masterpiece on paper.

PARTICIPATING MODELS: HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 1115; and HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 2135, 3635, 3835, 4535, 4675, 3775, 3776, 3777, 3779, 2676, 2677, 5075, and 5275 all-in-one printers.

The HP DeskJet Ink Advantage Printer is the world’s most compact and lightweight all-in-one printer that can easily fit to any space in the house. It can perform multiple tasks, such as scanning, copying, and printing, to maximize productivity.

READ ALSO : HP’s Save on High-Volume Printing Cost Summer Bundle

You can conveniently print from any smartphone or tablet with the HP Smart App, downloadable from Apple Store or Google Play. This allows you to assist your kids with their printable pieces even while on the go. The printer can also save on printing costs and deliver high-quality prints with the affordable original HP ink cartridges.


Time is precious. Your child will only be on his age now only once! Be there especially on this gadget era. Bring out the best in your child’s bright mind with the HP Ink Advantage Printer promo and get two original HP Ink Advantage cartridges to help him shine.

Own one this summer and enjoy it with your child. By school time, assignments and projects will not be as hard to do as before anymore. A win-win scenario.

Promo runs until April 30, 2018. I Visit for more details.

Your PAL : From the heart since 1941 and more

Flight experience should be remembered like staying in a flying hotel with a “from the heart” kind of service. Truly, a Buong Pusong Alaga.

Even without the recent 4-Star rating from Skytrax, every Filipino knows how premium the “fly” is when it is with Philippine Airlines (PAL). Ever since PAL’s first flight from Makati to Baguio 77 years ago, the airline had never really stopped beating their own second-to-none standards.



With its 8th Bombardier Q400 type aircraft, what are the “more” treats expected for the passengers?


Philippine Airlines is no longer just a Manila-centric airline. Our new aircraft and our new hubs are a winning combination that will help expand our market reach both domestically and worldwide. This is imperative for a global airline, and we must sustain and build on our hard-won 4-Star rating.

– PAL President and Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Jaime J. Bautista.

More Time : Faster cruise speed gives you more time to enjoy the destination.

Bombardier Q400 fleets travel 30% faster. This efficiency pleases passengers may the reason of the trip be for vacation or for work. Bask with more time at the destination or accomplish more objectives at a business meeting. Faster cruise speed also comforts the passengers that flight schedules are followed smoothly.



More In-Flight Comfort : This is why there is “Q” in “Bombardier Q400”.

The “Q” stands for quiet. Yes, the faster travel time does not compromise the sound of the aircraft’s traverse regardless of how lengthy the haul is. Is not that a conducive auditory reception to at least get a bit of prophylactic rest before reaching your destination?

In time for Holy Week, PAL opened a link from Davao to Siargao, a fast-rising destination for surfers and adventure seekers. Siargao joins Tagbilaran, Zamboanga, Manila, Clark and Cebu as destinations from Davao. PAL is now increasing the Davao-Bohol flights daily, and plan to increase Davao-Clark flights in the coming months.



imageHaute interior also pampers you. These are premium seats, wider windows, spacious leg room, higher ceiling and larger luggage bins. I always believe that the flight experience should be remembered like staying in a flying hotel with a “from the heart” kind of service. Flights with PAL are! Truly, a Buong Pusong Alaga.

 PAL is also assessing the request of DOT Secretary Teo to launch international routes directly from Davao International Airport, possibly to BANGKOK or a point in JAPAN.

More Worth of Your Money : Consistently values you from the Heart.

It is not just about reaching point B from point A. It is about the entire memory from booking, boarding, flying and disembarking. A lot of passengers auto-destroyed their trip due to dissatisfaction from delayed flights while others from an undesirable service culture of airline staff. There is nothing more costly than bad emotions during a travel. A memory of a smooth trip is more healthy to cherish than a memory of a seat sale. That is proven and true since 1941.

Philippine Airlines is the country’s first and only 4-Star airline, joining 42 other carriers like Emirates, Japan Airlines and British Airways.



imageFrom that five-seater Beech model 18 aircraft to now’s 86-seater Bombardier Q400 NG to the luxurious, first in Southeast Asia Airbus A321neo this June, Asia’s first airline had flown literally and idiomatically, so high. The five stars by then will just be a fortification and notoriety. We all know which airline in the Philippines really satisfies the Filipino people, from the heart.