Philippine Marketing Association Announces 2024 Agora Youth Awards Finalists, Empowering the Next Generation of Filipino Marketers

The Philippine Marketing Association (PMA), in cooperation with the Philippine Junior Marketing Association (PJMA), co-presented with AGC Power Holdings Corp., have announced the finalists for the 32nd Agora Youth Awards. Honoring the next generation of Filipino marketers, the awards feature two categories: individual students and junior marketing associations or school organizations involved in marketing.

The Agora Youth Awards is an annual search for the country’s top marketing students, recognizing excellence in academic performance, extracurricular achievements, and performance in the marketing plan competition.

The finalists for the individual category came from Luzon, NCR, and Mindanao, namely Kristalyn Agustin from Central Luzon State University; Franco Gabrielle Delatina from Our Lady of Fatima University – Antipolo Campus; Ma. Alexandria Ogalinola from Bulacan State University – Main Campus; Kaye Liwag from Batangas State University – TNEU – Pablo Borbon;  Xyrill Baltazar from National University-Fairview; Sharmaine Allen Bea, Mariel Flores, Raymart Mariano Jr. and Maica Stephamae Orenda from Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Manila & Taguig; Prince Olie Cacho from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila; Jarmila Cansancio from Colegio De San Juan De Letran- Manila; Mark Enriquez Cruz from San Beda University;   Madelene Abapo from La Salle University – Ozamiz; Rayan Camid from Xavier University- Ateneo De Cagayan and Mike Ivan Siga from Mindanao State University – Main Campus, Marawi City.

The awards program, in cooperation with the PJMA also spotlights top student marketing associations with their programs and contributions to the advancement of their student marketing members.

In the Junior Marketing Association category, the finalists came from Luzon, NCR, Visayas and Mindanao, including Cavite State University Junior Marketing Association; Central Luzon State University Junior Marketing Association; Bulacan State University Chamber of Young Business Leaders; Mariano Marcos State University Junior Marketing Advocates; De LaSalle University Manila Junior Entrepreneurs’ Marketing Association; Polytechnic University of the Philippines Junior Marketing Executives;  Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Taguig Junior Marketing Association; San Beda University Junior Marketing Association; Siliman University Junior Marketing Association and Xavier University Junior Marketing Association.

Leah Marie Ayeng, Director of Youth Academe at PMA, emphasized the broader impact of the awards. “The Agora Youth Awards is a platform that looks at community impact beyond competence because that is what it takes to be a changemaker. Now in its 32nd year, PMA’s youth and academe initiatives will take on a new approach with more innovative and practical programs that will enrich our young marketers’ experience and expose them to the pivotal changes in the industry.”

The judges for  the individual category are Lea Aquino, Mikaela Manuel, Loise Jan Alvarado, and Bianca Cerdenia. For the JMA category, the judges are Donna Donato, Lloyd Genesiran, and Queen Dy Manly. All judges are past recipients of the Agora Youth Awards.

Archie Carrasco, the CEO of AGC Power Holdings Corp. and a former recipient of the Agora Youth Award (formerly TOMAS Award) expressed his pride in being part of the awards again, this time as co-presenter and judge. The awards ceremony will take place on July 31, 2024, at Sequoia Hotel Manila Bay in Parañaque City.

During the press conference, the StratMark Student Conference was also announced, with representatives from the University of Santo Tomas, the venue partner, and Our Lady of Fatima University, the youth and academe partner, in attendance. StratMark is the annual convergence of marketing students, educators, and professionals, and is one of the flagship programs of the PMA.

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‘Inside Out 2’ movie release with special offers

Globe is celebrating the highly anticipated theater release of Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” with special offers and events for the whole family to enjoy.

The exclusive activities will bring together families and friends to create core memories through an unforgettable movie experience, offering a chance to win free tickets to Hong Kong Disneyland while enjoying one of the year’s biggest animated films.

Pixar and Disney fans are in for a chance to create new core memories in cinemas as they get to enjoy another heartwarming animation gem filled with timeless lessons.  Parents who grew up on Disney fare will love the chance to pass on the learnings to their children, while kids and kids-at-heart immersed in today’s Disney universe will connect with the relatable characters and the delightful storytelling.

With the film now showing in cinemas, Globe customers can further enjoy a movie date watching “Inside Out 2” and join the Family Feels Grand Raffle Promo.

To be eligible for the promo, customers must complete any of the eligible paid transactions in the GlobeOne app between June 19 and July 10, 2024. Eligible transactions include GFiber Prepaid sign up, GFiber Prepaid top up, any Globe Prepaid top up, any Globe Postpaid add on, and redemption of the Family Feels Reward from the Rewards catalog (visit the Globe Facebook page for the complete mechanics).

Once the transaction is done, the customer must fill out and submit the form on the GlobeOne app to officially register their raffle entry. The raffle will have 250 winners, each receiving movie tickets for four, redeemable at any Ayala Cinema showing Inside Out 2. One grand winner gets the grand prize of a trip for four to Hong Kong Disneyland.

“Inside Out 2,” sequel to the 2015 box office hit “Inside Out,” takes audiences back into the mind of teenager Riley, where new emotions are introduced, including Anxiety, voiced by Maya Hawke and Envy voiced by Ayo Edibiri. The movie, directed by Kelsey Mann and featuring a score by Andrea Datzman, promises to bring viewers through a rollercoaster of emotions, continuing the legacy of the beloved multi-awarded original film.

“Globe is committed to providing enriching experiences for Filipinos, and this collaboration with Disney gives everyone a chance to make new core memories. We invite all Disney lovers to join our special events and take part in our exciting promotions, making the cinema date truly unforgettable for the whole family,” said Joey Kilayko, Director, Globe Masterbrand and Strategic Initiatives.

Globe and Disney continue to help people find narratives that will spur them to positive action through stirring tales and heroes with a heart.

The partnership for the release of “Inside Out 2” further underscores Globe’s dedication to creating memorable experiences for its customers. With special events, raffle promos, and engaging activities, Globe invites everyone to make lasting memories and celebrate the joy of storytelling.

For more details on Globe’s offers and events, visit the GlobeOne app or

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CIMB launches first-ever Pinoy Mavericks Awards, honoring inspiring stories of overcoming adversity

CIMB Bank Philippines, the most awarded digital-only commercial bank in the country, recently launched the first-ever CIMB Pinoy Mavericks Awards, which aims to honor inspiring stories of triumph after travails, while also promoting financial inclusion and social responsibility.

“We believe in celebrating the triumphs of everyday people who have overcome challenges and adversities to achieve extraordinary results and are exemplary contributors to their own communities,” said CIMB Bank PH CEO Vijay Manoharan.

“Through the Pinoy Mavericks Awards, we hope to inspire, empower, and ignite the spark within more of our fellow Pinoys to overcome their perceived limitations, make an impact to their communities, and truly pursue their purpose with the help of CIMB Bank,” he shared. “This is very much in line with our mission as a Bank in the Philippines that is a pioneer in driving financial inclusion and digital banking. Our mission is to impact and improve the lives of our customers through our products and services and give them easy access to saving and borrowing to meet their financial needs.”

For the inaugural run of the Pinoy Mavericks Awards, CIMB has chosen individuals who will be sharing their own unique stories of overcoming adversity and their journey of facing these challenges head-on. Their stories span a wide range of challenges experienced by many, such as financial adversity, physical disability, and loss of assets or loved ones, among others.

“When we first came to the Philippines, we were a small player amid long-established banking giants in the country,” said D’Artagnan Aguilar, Chief Marketing Officer of CIMB Bank Philippines. “Like David facing Goliath, we forged our own path to get to where we are now, the trusted partner of 8 million customers in just five years. This is the spirit of being a maverick we hope to impart with others so that they will be empowered to live their life purpose.”

The winners of the first Pinoy Mavericks Awards will receive a cash prize, half of which will be donated to a charity or cause of their choice to continue the spirit of giving back to the community. The pioneering nominees of the Pinoy Mavericks Awards will be announced soon.

To know more about the Pinoy Mavericks Awards, visit or watch the unveiling here:


About CIMB Bank Philippines

CIMB Bank Philippines is a digital-only commercial bank providing innovative mobile-first digital banking solutions and services. It is the most awarded digital-only commercial bank in the country, and was named by Forbes as the number 1 Bank in the Philippines in its 2023 World’s Best Banks ranking.  CIMB Bank Philippines has garnered 96 prestigious international awards and is a leader in digital banking product and services in the Philippines. Currently serving 8 million Filipinos and 3.5 million lending customers, CIMB Bank Philippines is also part of the CIMB Group, the 5th largest bank in ASEAN.

Read more about the bank’s products and promos on, as well as on its Facebook and Instagram pages.


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F1 Hotel Manila Relaunches Exclusive Loyalty Membership Program

F1 Hotel Manila recently relaunched its loyalty membership program. Privileges is more than just a loyalty membership program; it’s our way of saying thank you. “Thank you for choosing us,” “Thank you for believing in us,” and “Thank you for being a part of the F1 Hotel Manila family through the years.” This program is tailored to enhance your experience with us and offer exclusive benefits that truly reflect our appreciation.

Be Rewarded Like No Other with F1 Hotel Manila’s Privileges. Our loyalty membership program consists of three types of membership—Silver, Gold, and Platinum. The higher the tier, the more exclusive rewards you will get. It offers a variety of exclusive benefits and rewards tailored to meet your needs and preferences, including access to special member-only rates and discounts on rooms, dining, and other services, complimentary room upgrades based on availability, birthday rewards to celebrate your special day with exclusive discounts, and exclusive offers and promotions from our partners.

Joining Privileges is simple and free. You may sign up online through our website: We look forward to welcoming you to F1 Hotel Manila’s Privileges and continuing to provide you with exceptional service and happy experiences.

To learn more about Privileges, please visit Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @f1hotelmanila for hotel updates and special offerings.

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Globe partners with Kumu to empower Pinoys with reliable, reloadable Unli internet via GFiber Prepaid

Globe’s GFiber Prepaid has partnered with Kumu, a leading live-streaming platform in the country, to offer more Filipinos the advantages of an affordable, fast, reliable, and reloadable unlimited internet connection.

The partnership showcases the “Kumu Kada,” initially composed of nine creators who will engage, entertain and educate their Kumu followers about the benefits of having prepaid fiber at home. This summer, GFiber Prepaid offers a Php 500 discount to customers who will apply for GFiber Prepaid. Exclusive to Globe customers, they will also get an additional Php 500 cashback for just 1 Globe Rewards point.

“Kumu Kada” is led by Olga Buenaventura (@olgaofficial), Jeffrey Hernandez (@prince), Aldwin Steven Go (@aldwinsteven), Jeffrey Benitez (@sirhep), Bini Bini (@beenibinii), Mark Hilongo (@mark.hilongo), Lyrica Garcia (@lyricaaaaaa), Glaiza Orido (@mhiyokhinn), and Mary Grace Cruz (@graceycrazy) who will host live streams to demonstrate how GFiber Prepaid integrates seamlessly into daily life.

GFiber Prepaid was launched last year to provide fiber-strong connectivity to more Filipinos at affordable prices, in line with Globe At Home’s push for digital inclusion as it champions sustainable fiber connectivity. It provides fiber-fast internet for remote work, learning, digital entertainment and online diskarte, enabling home-based livelihood to thrive through reliable connectivity.

Watch out for Kumu Kada streams for promo/games, powered by GFiber Prepaid. Designed to be immersive, this activity encourages viewer interaction and questions and features exclusive promos, games, and a referral program.

“Through our collaboration with Kumu and the influential voices of our selected creators, we aim to highlight the critical role of a reliable and affordable internet service in today’s digital age. With GFiber Prepaid, we provide Filipinos another way to explore new opportunities, learn, and grow without limitations,” said Abigail Cardino, VP and Head of Brand Management, Broadband Business at Globe.

“We are excited about this partnership as it allows us to connect more deeply with our community,” said Nannah Labayen from Kumu. “Our platform is all about creating connections and engaging content. With GFiber Prepaid, our creators can do just that without any interruptions, enhancing both user and viewer experience.”

GFiber Prepaid is tailored to meet the diverse needs of Filipino families and individuals, offering fast speeds of up to 50Mbps. For as low as P999 for 30 days, this flexible and reloadable service includes no monthly bills, no documents needed, and can be installed within 24 hours, ensuring a hassle-free connectivity experience without long-term commitments.

Check out Kumu by downloading the app on iOS or Android. Learn more and switch to GFiber Prepaid by using the Globe One app or by visiting

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SMX Academix Debuts with Francis Kong and Raymund Sanchez as Speakers

SMX Convention Center, the nation’s premier venue for meetings and events, proudly unveils SMX Academix, a signature event series set to debut at select SMX branches. This initiative is designed to deliver immersive seminars, inspiring talks, and training sessions that empower individuals with the knowledge and skills essential for thriving in today’s dynamic business landscape.

At the heart of SMX Academix’s success lies its collaboration with industry experts possessing decades of experience and invaluable insights. During a recent media briefing, SMX Academix announced its partnership with the Practical Leadership Institute for a series of talks featuring their network of professional speakers, including renowned figures like Francis Kong and Raymund Sanchez, who are the keynote speakers of the day. They will delve into the critical topic of sustainable business practices, exploring the theme “WHY BUILD SOMETHING THAT WILL NOT LAST? The Role of Your Company In The Great Commission.” This engaging discourse offers a sneak peek into the transformative content awaiting participants.

“We are excited to introduce SMX Academix in collaboration with our esteemed speakers as a signature event within the SMX Convention Center portfolio,” remarked Michael Albana, Vice President and General Manager of SMX Convention Center. “Our goal is to transform our venues into active platforms that foster growth, inspire, and drive personal and professional development through these seminars, facilitating the exchange of actionable insights and strategies for success and innovation.”

SMX Academix will soon announce its line-up of distinguished speakers and scheduled seminars covering topics ranging from leadership essentials to industry-specific trends. Participants can anticipate a holistic learning experience tailored to unlock their full potential.

About SMX Convention Center

SMX Convention Center is the premier venue for meetings and events in the country with over 42,000 sq.m. of leasable space. Under the flagship of SMX Manila are SMX Aura, SMX Bacolod, SMX Clark, SMX Davao, Olongapo City Convention Center, and two Trade Halls namely, Megatrade Hall and Sky Hall Seaside Cebu. For more information, please visit

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SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. Properties Excel at Radisson Hotel Group’s SEAP GM’s Conference

SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. (SMHCC) properties reap multiple awards during the recently concluded 2024 Radisson Hotel Group (RHG) South East Asia Pacific GM’s Conference held at Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu last March 25-28.

Park Inn by Radisson North EDSA was voted 2023 Hotel of the Year beating other properties in the Philippines and Fiji. To be bestowed such an accolade means that the hotel has achieved all its KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and is a clear testament of the hotel’s steadfast dedication to unaparalleled service excellence, exceptional guest experience, and continuous innovation.

Façade of Park Inn by Radisson North EDSA, the 2023 Hotel of the Year.

Furthermore, Park Inn by Radisson North EDSA General Manager Ms. Ann Olalo was awarded Talent Developer of the Year. This is a category that has just been introduced this year in recognition of General Managers who significantly invest in their team’s growth. As such, the company takes pride in saying that Ms. Olalo is the first recipient of such an award. She was chosen over other nominated GMs in Medan and Batam, Indonesia. The award acknowledges Ms. Olalo’s outstanding leadership in determining, cultivating, and empowering talent within the organization. Inspired by her unwavering commitment to drive the professional growth and development of the hotel’s team members, Park Inn by Radisson North EDSA has established a standard for talent management in the region, showcasing a commitment to the fulfillment of the hotel’s goals and promoting a culture of excellence.

Last but not the least, Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu won the Operational Excellence Award for two years in a row. The award is accorded to the hotel whose exemplary performance across the region exhibits an impressive delivery of all its KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), together with a meticulous assessment of the hotel’s overall portfolio optimisation, brand management, sales and revenue management, conduct of responsible business practices, and the like with an overall compliance to Radisson Hotel Group’s stringent quality standards.

Gracing the occasion are no less than SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. President Ms. Elizabeth T. Sy, SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. Executive Vice President Ms. Peggy E. Angeles, and Radisson Hotel Group Area Senior Vice President for South East Asia & Pacific Mr. Andre de Jong. Not to mention, Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu GM Marko Janssen, who hosted the three-day conference, as well as Park Inn by Radisson GMs of SM Hotel’s other properties, and all other RHG GM’s from the region were also present.

As one of the country’s major hotel developers, SMHCC is poised to embark succeeding years of innovation, expansion, and multiplication of more hotel properties, giving Filipinos and foreigners alike additional quality accommodation options that suit every occasion and celebation.

For more information, please visit

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Marking 12 Years: F1 Hotel’s Anniversary Celebrations with Acts of Giving

We often hear that children are the future, but what if their future seems more daunting than promising? Fortunately, there are places that provide these resilient young souls with not just a home, but also the hope for a brighter tomorrow. One such sanctuary is the National Children’s Hospital located in Manila.

As F1 Hotel Manila commemorates its 12th year of crafting joyful experiences in the heart of Bonifacio Global City, its ethos extends beyond its walls to embrace the remarkable warriors at the National Children’s Hospital. The indomitable spirit, courage, and resilience of these children are honored with moments of happiness and optimism, bringing smiles to their faces through activities and special times organized by F1 Hotel Manila’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiative.


F1 Hotel Manila prides itself on creating memorable experiences, and this project aims to provide just that for these admirable young fighters. Their journey is marked by challenges that only the strongest among us can confront head-on, which is why they deserve the unwavering support that this humble initiative seeks to offer, ensuring that they are cherished and empowered every step of the way. To know more about F1 Hotel Manila, please visit our website page at

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Unlocking the Gateway to Prosperity

Burbank, California — A revolutionary chapter in entrepreneurial opportunity is being written by Melody Avecilla, the illustrious founder of Cost Wise Insurance. With the unveiling of an unparalleled franchising opportunity, Cost Wise Insurance stands at the forefront of insurance service innovation, beckoning Filipinos to the American Dream with the promise of business ownership in the United States.

Established on the cornerstone principles of efficiency, affordability, and superior customer service, Cost Wise Insurance has carved its niche as a leading Insurance Super Center. It is here that individuals and businesses from varied sectors find a haven for their insurance needs, enveloped in trust and excellence.

For over two decades, Cost Wise Insurance, showcasing a formidable portfolio of over 25 top-rated insurance carriers, has held the mantle of a full-service agency where time and cost-efficiency are not just valued—they are revered. The company’s licensed specialists are the architects of customized plans, meticulously designed to fit the unique requirements of each client.

“Our suite of insurance products is comprehensive, encompassing everything from business insurance for varied industries to personal protection and financial services. Whether you’re a healthcare facility or a restaurant, an auto body shop, or manage a commercial fleet, we’ve built coverage options to secure your enterprise and family against the unpredictable,” states Avecilla, exuding the confidence of a leader who has stood at the helm of insurance innovation.

This strategic expansion through franchising is an open invitation to entrepreneurial minds longing to be part of a legacy of success and customer-centric service. Avecilla explains, “The launch of this franchising opportunity marks a new era for Cost Wise Insurance. We are eager to embrace ambitious individuals into our fold, nurturing a community bound by a shared passion for exemplary service and inherent value.”

The franchising program by Cost Wise Insurance is a masterclass in accessibility and support. It offers franchisees an arsenal of resources, ongoing guidance, and a robust training program, setting them on a trajectory towards success in a competitive landscape.

As an Independent Insurance Agent, Cost Wise Insurance offers its clients the luxury of choice and the warmth of personalized service. It’s a symbiotic relationship with financially solid and reputable insurance companies that ensures the best coverage at the most competitive prices.

Embracing the Filipino community, Cost Wise Insurance lays down the red carpet for Filipinos seeking to embark on their business journey in the US. The company’s investor visa program is a beacon for families striving for a new chapter of opportunity and prosperity in the United States.

Melody Avecilla — A Portrait of Innovation and Success

  • The inventive mind behind Runway Heels
  • A seasoned expert with over 20 years in the insurance industry
  • A thought leader featured in Forbes
  • A mentor who has propelled hundreds of agents towards their dreams
  • The voice of a cutting-edge podcast

In tandem with the franchising opportunity is the launch of Avecilla’s book, “Sellebrate: Sales Guide for Those Who Hate to Lose.” This manifesto redefines the ethos of sales in an era where only the tenacious thrive. “Sellebrate” is the crystallization of Avecilla’s profound expertise, a tactical manual for those who relentlessly chase victory.

“Sellebrate” delves into the essence of a sale, offering readers an opportunity to master the art of deal-closure and transform challenges into triumphs. The book is a treasure trove of practical strategies and psychological insights designed to empower you to outshine the competition.

For more information on how to be a part of this franchising journey, or to discover how “Sellebrate” can revolutionize your approach to sales, visit, or reach out directly through our official communication channels.

Join us as we celebrate this monumental event and step through the gateway to the American Dream.

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Globe offers free Roaming services to Filipinos in Taiwan following powerful quake

Globe is offering free connectivity support, including roaming call, text and data services, to Filipinos in Taiwan following the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Wednesday morning.

To help them get in touch with loved ones or make emergency calls, Globe postpaid and prepaid customers and TM users currently using roaming services in Taiwan will get free 15 minutes of incoming and outgoing calls, 15 texts to all networks, and 1GB data (whichever service is currently available) good for 7 days at no extra cost.

To avail of the free roaming service, Globe and TM customers only need to connect to Globe’s roaming partners ⁠Taiwan Mobile and Chunghwa Telecom. The free roaming service offer requires no registration and will be automatically provided to Globe users. A confirmation message will be sent to customers advising them that the free roaming offer is ready for use.

“Tens and thousands of Filipinos work and live in Taiwan, with thousands more going on a visit annually. We hope that through this immediate connectivity support, we can help our customers there contact their loved ones and cope in the aftermath of this temblor,” said Paula Rivera-Castillo, Head of Globe International Business.

To avail of free roaming services, Globe and TM customers in Taiwan can follow the following steps:

  • To make a call, dial “+” plus country code, area code and telephone number (ex. +63773101212) or dial “+” plus country code and mobile number (ex. +639171234567).
  • To send a text, type “+” plus country code and mobile number (ex. +639171234567).
  • To use the free 1GB data allocation, turn on mobile data and data roaming and set the network connection to 3G or LTE. Postpaid customers are encouraged to only turn on their mobile data and data roaming once they have received the activation message.

The quake struck 18 kilometers of Taiwan’s Hualien City early morning Wednesday, the strongest in 25 years, according to news reports. It toppled buildings, leaving people trapped, and triggered landslides and tsunami warnings in Japan and the Philippines. At 10:33 a.m., the Philippines’ seismology agency canceled the warning.

For more information on Globe’s Roaming services, visit

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