Thursday, September 14, 2017

Award-winning Marvel Creative Day Out to stage its second year in the Philippines Opens entries for Marvel-inspired creative art, fashion, and product designs

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - The award-winning Marvel Creative Day Out is back! In partnership with the National Commission of Culture and the Arts, this one-day Marvel creative and inspirational event, planned for September 25 at De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde, will take you closer to your favorite epic stories of Marvel Super Heroes. This year’s event will not only showcase the world of Marvel comics but also fashion and other product designs for the first time.

Marvel Creative Day Out will continue to showcase local talents with acclaimed Filipino Marvel artists. Back for the second year, Leinil Francis Yu, penciller for comic books “Secret Invasion” and “The Avengers” and Harvey Francis Tolibao, penciller for comic books “Iron Man” and “X-men” will once again share the stage with Marvel Asia’s VP of Brand Development C.B. Cebulski to share the dynamic Marvel Universe that has evolved from a comic-book brand to the global entertainment brand that it is now. Allen Au-Yeung, VP of Creative for Disney China, will also visit here for the first time to share how Marvel stories and characters come to life in fashion and product design. 

Whether you’re a fan, an artist, or a designer (fashion/product), Marvel invites you to be a part of this ultimate celebration by expressing your love for the brand in the form of your creative work, which will be showcased in the event’s exhibition. Get creative with your Marvel submissions - anything from sketches, paintings, sculpture, installation, digital art, fashion designs in clothing and accessories or products designs. Submissions are open until September 15. To submit, you can go to:

Stay tuned for more details on the inspiring talks and workshops at Marvel Creative Day Out 2017. See you on September 25 for yet another celebration of Marvel creativity!

Unilever and PCIEERD explore possible partnership

A team of research and development specialists from Unilever Philippines visited the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD) explore areas for possible research collaboration particularly for the production of new products or improvement of existing with S&T innovations.

The team was led to facilities that they can access for their R&D activities, namely:

• Advanced Device and Materials Testing (ADMATEL)

• Nanotechnology Laboratory (NANOLAB)

• Food Innovation Center (FICs)

• Packaging Technology Division in ITDI

• Electronics Product Development Center (EPDC)

• Innovation Center for Yarns and Textiles (ICYT)

• Modular Innovation Center for Oils, Blends, and Sauces

PCIEERD Executive Director Carlos Primo David facilitated the discussion on possible partnership, stating that the Council is now geared to having more interaction with the industry to make sure that government resources will be put in good use.

In general, collaboration with DOST could start in addressing Unilever's current challenges in the food and personal care sections, that is in nutrition content and use of local flavors and ingredients.

DOST-PCIEERD and Unilever Philippines are yet to set another meeting to further discuss the possible collaboration.

Also on August 1, a facility tour was conducted for exchange students from Tokyo Tech High School of Science and Technology and De La Salle University-Integrated School to explore the current trends in research areas related to energy production and its impacts to the environment.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

When Sharing Isn’t Caring

PSBank reminds everyone to keep your personal information close!!!

Filipinos comprise one of the largest digital communities in the world. We thrive on increased connectivity and communication, primarily via social media. It has never been easier to share content online as it is today, from articles from our favorite sites to moments from our everyday lives. 

With increased sharing, however, comes a bigger target on your back, which cybercriminals will be happy to hit. They are always on the lookout for any bit of personal information that they could abuse. Your identity might get stolen, huge loans might get credited to your name without your knowledge, and your whereabouts can be traced, leaving you vulnerable to all sorts of crimes.

As such, PSBank reminds everyone that it is important to review the information that we share and post online. Moreover, the Bank says that it is also equally crucial to safe keep personal and financial records properly. 

Here are some tips on what you can and cannot share in a public domain: 

● Never post photos of valid Identification Cards online. Once scammers and cybercriminals get hold of a photo of any of your valid IDs (e.g. PRC, TIN, SSS), they can use your personal information in these IDs to apply for big loans. Keeping photos of your IDs in your phone is also discouraged.

● Do not fill up your profiles. While it becomes more convenient from your friends and relatives to know your whereabouts if you post your address and contact details, you also leave yourself vulnerable to hackers and criminals. Also avoid posting your complete birthdays, your exhaustive employment history, and your complete family lineage in social media.

● Refrain from posting all of your travel plans or photos, particularly while you are still in the middle of your trip. Not only do you let potential cybercriminals know your current location, you also indirectly tell them that your home residence is currently unattended and vulnerable. Just share some (not all) of your photos after you have arrived back home. 

● Do not post photos of extravagant or expensive purchases. Yes, buying that dream car or watch may be a fulfilling experience that makes you happy, but don’t get so excited that you act carelessly. Posting indicators of wealth attract scammers and criminals. 

● Protect your medical records and information. Cybercriminals may use your personal medical details to gain benefits for themselves—drug purchases, false insurance claims—and you may end up paying for all of these. Do not post any medical details online, and properly dispose medical records, prescriptions, and other similar documents. 

● Properly dispose receipts, pay slips, bank statements, and other similar documents. Shred or dampen these documents, or do anything that could make the details unreadable. 

● When going out, bring only the necessary cards, IDs, and/or official documents. It is unwise to stuff all your cards in one wallet. Bring only what you need for the day. 

We live in an increasingly connected world where information is created and shared at a fast pace,” says PSBank First Vice President for Information Security Dan Jose D. Duplito. “We must be wary of information we carry with us and post online, because even one small personal detail could become the last missing piece that fraudsters need to compromise your identity or online accounts," he added.

About PSBank

PSBank is a key player in the Philippine consumer banking industry. The Bank emerged as the 2nd strongest bank in the Asian Banker's AB500 annual ranking 2016-2017 edition. PSBank is the only savings bank that has consistently cornered a spot in the list of the top 10 strongest banks in the country for six consecutive years. We have expanded our network to more than 250 branches and more than 600 ATMs nationwide.

Together Again: Scholar-Graduates ng Unang Dekada ng DOST-SEI

In connection with the celebration of the 30th SEI Anniversary, we are pleased to invite the DOST-SEI scholar-graduates, to a get-together activity entitled, "Together Again: Scholar-Graduates ng Unang Dekada ng DOST-SEI" on 27 September 2017, 3:00PM to 8:00PM at the Reception Hall of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City.

This get-together activity will feature special guest-artists Ms. Arnee Hidalgo and Mr. Noel Cabangon, under the direction of Engr. Jeffrey Hidalgo, a DOST-SEI scholar himself.

It’s time to get-together, scholar-graduates! RSVP to with your name, birthday, contact number, school, course, and year graduated. Then wait for your e-ticket. Registration is extended up to 31 August 2017.

Hurry, only limited slots left! On a first to register-first served basis.

We hope you can join and celebrate with us on this important milestone of SEI.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Moments that matter with the Samsung AddWash Front Load Washing Machine: More time for you and your family!

In a fast-paced, constantly moving society, time means everything. Because Samsung understands the importance of setting aside time for moments that matter, the tech giant introduces an efficient washing machine that provides homemakers the convenience needed to care for their family and help them achieve a balanced life: the Samsung AddWash Front Load Washing Machine.

With the washing machine’s AddWash door, there’s no need to worry if a stray sock or an essential part of a child’s costume for a play is not included in the laundry the first time around. The AddWash door allows easy inclusion of extra wash items, detergent, and fabric softener, without having to wait for the current wash cycle to finish. With this feature, all needed clothes can be ready for use in no time, allowing both kids and adults to not miss out on their activities and get to enjoy them the best way possible.

The Samsung AddWash Front Load Washing Machine also features the EcoBubble Technology, which makes use of air and water to dissolve detergent, creating powerful yet gentle cleansing bubbles that penetrate clothes 40 times faster than a regular washing machine. Regardless if cold or hot water is used, the EcoBubble innovation provides superior performance and cleans clothes thoroughly while protecting fabric color and quality. With this, parents can be assured that the family’s clothes are free from dirt and stains without having to resort to rigorous hand washing.

Almost everyone has experienced needing a certain piece of clothing the next day and discovering it in the laundry pile. There’s no need to fret if a big family dinner or fancy party suddenly gets scheduled. The Samsung AddWash Front Load Washing Machine grants users the relief of finishing the wash cycle in 59 minutes through the Super Speed feature. Once done, users can immediately utilize the dryer function. Without having to compromise the quality of the wash, this 2-in-1 washing machine completely rinses and dries clothing fast, making them ready for use in less time than normal.

With the washing machine’s ergonomic design and combined features, there is no need for homemakers to cut short their bonding moments with loved ones due to extra time spent on chores, on top of the time allotted for work. The Samsung AddWash Front Load Washing Machine gives families the convenience of balancing their responsibilities to better care for their loved ones.

Watch the AddWash TVC here: [ ungPH/videos/10154997191512857 /]

The Samsung AddWash Front Load Washing Machine lineup is available in all authorized Samsung dealers nationwide. For more details, visit the Samsung Facebook page or log on to .

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wo-Nut Opens at SM City Calamba

Wo-nut is the first and original combination of both waffle and donut toppings and fillings. Its primarily about a variety of innovative recipe in premium and regular flavors that will surely entice the Filipino taste buds. 

Consumers from the south can now enjoy wo-nut as it opens its outlet at the Third Level of SM City Calamba last 12 August 2017.

On its opening day they gave out FREE wo-nut for the first 50 customers and its buy 1 take 1 for the next 50 again. There are other freebies and promos within the day.

Wo-nut only uses fresh ingredients and therefore its guaranteed that your waffle donut is of quality and enticing for your taste. Try the different flavors that they offer now. More varieties will be added soon.

They are also available for dealership at a minimum costs of P388,888.00 for a cart package which includes the food cart, manpower, equipment, training and marketing assistance. Other packages are also available. For more details check out their website or call telephone no. 0921-4144137.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Loads of prizes are at stake in PSBank’s Triple Combo Promo

Here’s great news for PSBank Online and PSBank Mobile App users. PSBank has not only made banking simple and hassle-free for you. Now, banking through PSBank Online and PSBank Mobile App is rewarding with the PSBank Triple Combo Promo. 

Under the PSBank Triple Combo Promo, which will run from August 17 to October 16, 2017, PSBank Online and PSBank Mobile App users can get a chance to win loads of prizes in three promo categories:

iPad Pro, Want Mo promo. For every successful Bills Payment, Fund Transfer, and PayMe transaction worth at least PhP1,000 or a Telco Reload of PhP300, you will get one raffle entry. In this category, one winner will bring home a 10.5 inch iPad Pro (64gb), while 100 lucky winners will each receive PhP500 Cash Credits. 

Love to Lock promo. You can earn a raffle entry by simply locking or unlocking your PSBank card or account using either PSBank Online or the PSBank Mobile App. 15 winners will each receive a very relaxing spa treatment worth PhP3,000.
PayMe, Pay We promo. Every successful PayMe transaction you make with a minimum amount of PhP500 entitles you to a raffle entry. For this category, 25 PayMe pairs (requestor and payor) can win back the actual value of their winning PayMe transaction or up to PhP1,000.
Don’t miss out on the chance to win exciting prizes. Pay your bills, transfer funds, reload your phones, make PayMe transactions, and lock or unlock your ATM card using PSBank Online or PSBank Mobile App now. 

Not enrolled in PSBank Online or PSBank Mobile? Simply visit our website to enroll your PSBank deposit, loans, and PSBank Prepaid Mastercard accounts to PSBank Online and download the fully loaded PSBank Mobile App for free from Apple Store or Google Play. 

All raffle winners will be drawn electronically on October 27, 2017 at the PSBank Head Office in Makati City.

For details, call our 24/7 Customer Experience Hotline at (02) 845-8888, visit any branch near you, or

About PSBank

PSBank is a key player in the Philippine consumer banking industry. The Bank emerged as the 2nd strongest bank in the Asian Banker's AB500 annual ranking 2016-2017 edition. PSBank is the only savings bank that has consistently cornered a spot in the list of the top 10 strongest banks in the country for six consecutive years. We have expanded our network to 250 branches and more than 600 ATMs nationwide.