Samsung’s Big Score In 11 Stores Promo

Get the home entertainment upgrade you’ve always desired and be rewarded for it, as Samsung brings the “Big Score in 11 Stores” promo. From November 30 to December 4, score big savings and premium rewards when you buy select Samsung TVs, such as Samsung Curved SUHD, SUHD, and UHD, in 11 Samsung dealers nationwide.

More than uncovering a new dimension viewing experience with Samsung TVs, here are other treats Samsung has in store for you after a year of hard work: 

·         Take home a free Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy A7, Galaxy Tab A or Samsung Soundbar. Select Samsung TVs will let you own powerful gadgets, such as Samsung Galaxy S7, A7, or Tab A that can help you work smarter, or a Samsung Soundbar to complete the upgraded entertainment experience. 

·         Enjoy up to 60% discount on Samsung Soundbars. This year, transforming your entertainment room to a cinema-like zone can become a reality. Pair your Samsung SUHD TV with a Samsung Soundbar, Curved Soundbar, or Dolby Atmos Soundbar to bring home the cinema experience. Beautiful inside and out, these Samsung Soundbars will prove why they are better than typical home theater systems and perfect pair to your Samsung TVs.

·         Win other premium surprises. Lastly, Samsung SUHD TV buyers will get a chance to win other Samsung premium items. This includes the Samsung Wireless Audio 360 R1 to enjoy a 360 perfectly balanced sound or Del Monte Christmas Packages to add to the Christmas fare.

The participating dealers are SM Appliance in SM Megamall; Abenson in Ascott Bonifacio Global City; Automatic Center in SM North EDSA; Anson’s The Link in Makati; Robinsons Appliance in Robinsons Magnolia in Quezon City; Savers Mall in Balibago, Pampanga; Addessa Galleria in Urdaneta, Pangasinan; First Family Appliance in Parkmall, Cebu; Metro Plaza in Gaisano Mall, Davao; Imperial Mega Showroom in Iloilo; and Solidmark in Limketkai Mall, Cagayan de Oro.

End the year strong on a happier note and inspire the family to do bigger things next year with these rewards. For more details, visit the Samsung Facebook page or log on to

Precision Cooking With Rinnai Tabletop Stoves, Hobs, Cooking Ranges, And Range Hoods

In essence, cooking is in itself an art form. The pursuit of the perfect dish takes time and effort. Just as how a writer is nothing without his pen, a kitchen connoisseur is reliant on the tools he or she has to work with.

The careful manipulation of fresh ingredients to produce exquisite dishes is not possible without the proper appliances required. This is where technology comes in. Rinnai, the no. 1 appliance brand in Japan since 1920, seeks to elevate the way Filipinos prepare their meals with tabletop stoves, hobs, cooking ranges, and range hoods designed with the precise performance of Japanese technology.

Fire Up the Efficiency

More than a kitchen appliance brand, Rinnai delivers the precision required to cook meals crafted to exceed even the most discerning of tastes. “Rinnai Philippines is proud to introduce a whole new range of kitchen appliances that will prove to be essential in the Filipino household,” shares Mitsui Industrial Corporation’s General Manager John Chuakaw. “All our products come with a slew of exciting features designed to bring ease, comfort, and convenience to the Filipino’s cooking practice.”

From tabletop stoves that use stainless steel burners, to built-in hobs made with heat-resistant tempered glass, Rinnai specializes in sturdy, durable, and innovative appliances that revolutionize cooking for the average millennial.

The hotplates are even sourced from the world’s finest as renowned German electric heating component manufacturer, E.G.O, produces it. Moreover, Rinnai’s line of freestanding cooking range is fitted with Sabaf® burners, the world’s best in advanced burner technology. And to make things easier, the catalytic cavity of Rinnai ovens can absorb grease and even reduce odors.

A Culinary Upgrade

Rinnai’s impressive lines of cooking appliances are made for Filipinos looking to invest in a full kitchen set-up or outfit a newly purchased home. As a purveyor of high-end, technologically advanced, and visually appealing kitchen equipment, Rinnai makes it possible for today’s culinary hopefuls to adopt the measured discipline professionals have with their cooking.

In addition, cooking with a Rinnai appliance adds a touch of sophistication to the way meals are prepared at home. “Rinnai’s innovation has me fully-equipped to serve my kids the meals they deserve,” says Celebrity Chef Rosebud Benitez. “The technology really makes the difference. Not only does it elevate my craft, it’s precision engineering makes working in the kitchen a breeze.” Rinnai appliances are made under the premise that even the simplest of dishes require precision.

Award-winning p√Ętissier Chef Miko Aspiras attests to both this and the kind of craftsmanship the Rinnai brand brings to the table. “Dessert-making is very visual. You delight people with the textures, the colors, even before they can respond to the taste,” Chef Miko explains. “Coming up with the exact plating requires measure and precision. Rinnai’s appliances help me do just that. Without it, I don’t think my creations would be that social media-worthy.”

Through Rinnai’s technology, standards are taken a notch higher, allowing people to enjoy more comfortable lifestyles, a commitment that SM Appliance also happens to uphold. "Through our presence at SM Appliance, the largest appliance retailer in the country, Rinnai is made readily accessible and available to more and more Filipinos," John adds.

In essence, a modern kitchen fitted with Rinnai appliances gives today’s millennial the ability to offer their families and friends a taste of something prepared with both passion and precision. “With Rinnai, all you need is creativity for your craft. As for the precision, Rinnai has got you covered,” ends John.

Welch's Sparkling Juices - Non-alcoholic Drink Treats For Kids And Adults For The Holidays !

No other people celebrate Christmas season better and longer than Filipinos do. From the last months of the year until the beginning of the next, Filipinos' celebrations go on and on with friends and family. But planning your next Christmas gathering can oftentimes take the joy out of the jolly season, especially if your food and beverage don’t appeal to some guests and family members.

Party experts believe that the trick to a great celebration is a food and beverage selection that doesn't just taste good but one that is also good for them too, even the kids.

For many generations, Welch's has brought families and friends closer together through inclusive celebrations with its line of non-alcoholic beverage solutions that have been loved by all, young and old. This Christmas season, the world's favorite grape-centric food and beverage brand brings its line of sparkling juices to Filipinos, a treat that kids, working moms, and adults don't want to miss.

Welch's offers a range of 12 non-alcoholic sparkling juice products that promise to bring bubbly excitement and celebratory goodness to each day of Yuletide season -- every time a different flavor and a unique fizz. Customers may begin with Welch's beloved sparkling grape juices, namely White Grape Sparkling Cocktail, Red Grape Sparkling Cocktail, Blue Grape Sparkling Cocktail, or a Cranberry Sparkling Cocktail. Welch's other sparkling juice options have also proven to be favorites by such as Cherry Limeade, Mango Passion, Strawberry Lemonade and Raspberry Limeade.

Meanwhile, Welch’s introduces new sparkling mocktail products that give a fresh twist to the drink experience. Customers may try Strawberry Daquiri, Sangria, Pina Collada, and Mango Bellini, all refreshing beverage solutions to one’s party needs.

"Welch's sparkling grape juices are made from 100% Concord and Niagara grapes grown by nearly 1,000 family farmer in the United States and Canada with a long tradition in turning grapes and other fruits into a happy balance of goodness and deliciousness. By making available Welch's line of sparkling juices in the Philippines, we're happy to provide inclusive and nutritional choices for Filipinos to enjoy this Christmas season," says Jun Cochanco, President of Fly Ace Corporation, the exclusive distributor of Welch's in the Philippines.

With all the parties around, customers find it hard to balance healthy eating and celebration during Christmas season. Welch's considers health as a serious factor in product development, and as a brand it advocates grapes as a healthy food and beverage choice across ages. Over 20 years of scientific research proved that grape juice could support the heart, and scientists continue to unearth more findings.

Recently, scientists discovered that Concord grape juice provides cognitive benefits not only to older adults but also to working moms. Scientists also found that polyphenols in grape juice may result in a modestly lower glycemic response, contributing to long-term health.

With Welch's line of sparkling juices, Christmas is sure to be a season that is good for the family.

Available in all major supermarkets nationwide, Mercury Drug, Watson's and all convenience stores. For more information, email:  Follow Welch's PH in FB.

Nippon Paint Reveals Winners Of Asia Young Designer Award (A.Y.D.A)

Nippon Paint (Coatings) Philippines recently revealed the first winners of its prestigious design competition, Asia Young Designer Award (A.Y.D.A) during the awarding ceremony held at Edsa Shangri-La Hotel. Nippon Paint executives together with industry professionals, competition judges and guests attended the event to witness the gold winners of the Architecture and Interior Design category who will be representing the country in the regional grand competition slated early next year in Jogyakarta, Indonesia.   
Gold winners of the Asia Young Designer Award. Maria Rebecca Plaza from National University, Gold winner in the Architecture category

Gold winners of the Asia Young Designer Award. Noelle Samantha Bernardo from De La Salle University - College of St. Benilde, Gold winner in the Interior Design category

Gladys Goh, Nippon Paint Malaysia Group General Manager made her opening remarks as she welcomed the guests and students who continuously supported the design competition and shared her positive impression on the successful turnout of entries this year in the Philippines  

A.Y.D.A, formerly known as Nippon Paint Young Designer Award was re-launched this year to reflect its widening reach and its increasing significance to the design scene in Asia. From its debut with 87 entries solely from Malaysia, the competition has grown to collect over 3,500 entries from last year across 12 different countries, namely the Philippines, Singapore, Bangladesh, Thailand, Pakistan, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, China, Japan, Hong Kong its place of origin Malaysia. This year, AYDA was extended to three additional countries, namely Sri Lanka, India and Taiwan. The design tilt was first opened in the Philippines in 2014.
This year, the combined number of entries for both Architecture and Interior Design totalled to over 1,200 submissions coming from 27 major institutions all over the country. With the theme “Be Bold. Be Free. Be You”, the young designers are challenged to produce new and refreshing concepts or designs that encapsulate boldness, freedom and originality. 

Photo shows (leftmost) Ms. Gladys Goh, Nippon Paint Malaysia Group General Manager and (rightmost) Mr. Yaw Seng Heng, Nippon Paint Malaysia Group Managing Director with Asia Young Designer Award supporting partners from United Architects of the Philippines, Philippine Institute of Interior Designers, Council of Interior Design Educators, Council of Deans & Heads of Architecture Schools in the Philippines
The judges in the annual competition are reputable and renowned architects and interior designers in the industry, who keenly filtered through each submission to select the most creative and innovative designs for each category, while also providing participants necessary feedback and advice. The judges for the Architecture Category are Ar. Nina Bailon Arce, Ar. Consuelo Buencamino, Ar. and IDr. Eduardo Calma, Ar. Jose Ramon Carunungan, Ar. Chona Elvas-Ponce, Ar. Maria Benita Regala, and Ar. Abelardo M. Tolentino, Jr.  Meanwhile, judges for the Interior Design Category are IDr. Marichie Costelo, IDr. Jose Maria Hubilla, IDr. Wilfrid Nicholo Magcase, IDr. Belen Morey, IDr. Michael Pizarro, IDr. Mel Reyes, and IDr. Vincent Louie Tan.
The gold winner for the Architecture category was bagged by Maria Rebecca Plaza from the National University for her work, “Project Noah”, while Noelle Samantha Bernardo from De La Salle – College of St. Benilde received the gold prize for the Interior Design category for her winning design “Modern Farmland”.

AYDA grand prize winners received P50,000 cash prize, as well as a 6-month internship with top architectural firm Aidea, Inc. and top interior design firm Lor Calma & Partners.  They will also be given the opportunity to learn from experts in the field of design, network with like-minded peers, and attend the once-in-a-lifetime learning experience in Bali, Indonesia organized by Nippon Paint.

AYDA 2016 is supported by the Council of Interior Design Educators, the Council of Deans and Heads of Architectural Schools in the Philippines (CODHASP), Lor Calma & Partners, Aidea Inc., the Philippine Institute of Interior Designers, the United Architects of the Philippines, LBC, and SM Development Corporation.