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 costwiseinsurancefranchise.com, 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 www.globe.com.ph/international/roaming.

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PUP ranks 10th as the best university for Communications and Public Relations in the Philippines

Sta. Mesa, Manila — The Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) was hailed as 10th best university for Communications and Public Relations in the Philippines based on research performance, as reported by the 2024 EduRank rankings by academic field.

The ranking was based on the research performance of various universities. A graph of 14.4k citations received by 2.49K academic papers made by 10 universities in the Philippines was used to calculate publications’ ratings which then were adjusted for release dates added to final scores.

In accordance with EduRank methodology, the selection of schools for Best Communication and Public Relations Schools in the Philippines wasn’t based on a specific selection process, but rather on the availability of data for research performance.

EduRank uses the number of citations and published academic papers in its rankings. Universities with active research programs in Communications and Public Relations are more likely to have data available for EduRank to analyze.

The independent metric-based ranking “EduRank.org” consists of 14,131 universities from 183 countries.

Meanwhile, PUP placed 14th out of 229 Philippine institutions and fifth among universities in Manila in Edurank’s February 2024 edition of the international university rankings.

#PUP #EduRank #rubyspreciousmoments #rubyasoyph

CCP Celebrates National Women’s Month with Facade Lighting

The Cultural Center of the Philippines lights up the Tanghalang Pambasan (CCP Main Building), the Bamboo Pavilion at Liwasang Kalikhasan, and the Tanghalang Ignacio B. Gimenez in purple to celebrate the National Women’s Month this March.

CCP Tanghalang Ignacio B. Gimenez
CCP Liwasang Kalikhasan

Designed by Camille Balistoy and Jericho Pagana, and executed by the Production Design and Technical Services Division under the Production and Exhibition Department, the façade lighting is the art institution’s way of recognizing Filipino women’s contribution to nation-building, putting the spotlight on their accomplishments. Through its various programs and projects, the CCP advocates women’s empowerment and gender equality.


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HONOR Philippines gathers over 500 jumpers to raise awareness for heart health

The “HONOR Your Heart: A Jump Rope Workout for the Philippine Heart Center by HONOR Philippines in partnership with Jump Manila” was a huge success after over 500 participants joined the donation and awareness drive on heart health with the total proceeds going to the beneficiaries of the Philippine Heart Center.

“This partnership has been truly meaningful for all of us in HONOR. What better way to shed light on heart health than during love month, right? We celebrate love every February, yet we know very little of our heart health. With the success of HONOR X9b 5G, a platform has opened for us to raise awareness on this important matter,” said HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng.

“As long as we have a platform and as long as there are brands like HONOR Philippines that are willing to support this great cause, we will always aim to raise awareness on heart health,” said Jump Manila Founder Erwin Ng.

Held during the Car-Free Sunday Mornings at Ayala Avenue last February 11, over 500 jumpers flocked together in hopes of raising funds and awareness for the Philippine Heart Center. The jump rope workout, led by Jump Manila, was enjoyed by the participants. Food and refreshments were also sponsored by Fitbar, Gardenia, and Sip.

HONOR X9b 5G was put on a test yet again as the participants tried its viral smash and drop tests. First seen to destroy a hallow block and watermelons, the HONOR X9b 5G was seen to be smashing a hard-shelled coconut.

Priced at Php 16,999, the HONOR X9b 5G is readily available on Lazada (https://bit.ly/Laz_X9b_PressRelease), Shopee (https://bit.ly/Shop_X9b_PressRelease), TikTok Shop (https://bit.ly/Shop_X9b_PressRelease) and HONOR Experience or Partner stores.

To know more about the complete features of HONOR X9b 5G, you may visit: https://bit.ly/HONORPH_X9b_Pressrelease and head on to HONOR Philippines’ social media platforms for exciting announcements: Facebook (Facebook.com/HonorPhilippines), Instagram (Instagram.com/honorph/) and TikTok Shop: (Tiktok.com/@honorphilippines). To check out HONOR’s complete list of retail stores, go to https://www.hihonor.com/ph/retailers/.

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7s Super League, AIA Revolutionize Football in the PH

The much-anticipated inaugural 7s Super League is set to kick off on March 10 at the McKinley Hill Stadium, ushering a new era of football excitement in the Philippines. Organized by 7×7 Football Philippines, this revolutionary league promises to redefine football in the country with its unique seven-a-side format.

Embracing innovation and thrilling gameplay, the 7s Super League introduces a fast-paced and dynamic style of football. With a compact field and smaller teams, matches are expected to be high-scoring and action-packed, delivering an exhilarating experience for fans.

Elite teams comprising top-tier football talent from various cities across Metro Manila will compete in the league’s debut season. Among the seven participating teams are the Alabang South Supers, BGC Soldiers, Pampanga Strikers, Paranaque Super Nets, Quezon City Heroes, Siniloan GOM Blues, and Pasig City Pirates.

With a blend of local and international players, the 7s Super League adds a global dimension to the competition, offering fans exciting matchups and diverse playing styles that contribute to the rich tapestry of football in the Philippines.

(From left): Brian Poe Llamanzares, Pantheon Holdings President, Anton Del Rosario, 7×7 Philippines Founder & CEO, Melissa Henson, AIA Philippines Chief Marketing Officer, Ethan Lee, 7×7 Philippines Executive Director, Javier Lopez-Sans, La Liga representative, and Andre Tani, Arsenal Content Marketing President .


Anton del Rosario, CEO and Founder of 7×7 Football Philippines, expressed his enthusiasm for the league’s launch, emphasizing its potential to revolutionize football in the country. “This will be a game-changer for football in the Philippines,” said del Rosario. “The unique format, combined with the caliber of players involved, promises to deliver an unforgettable football experience.”

He also highlighted the league’s commitment to its “7×7 Goals of J.O.Y,” focusing on creating Jobs, providing Opportunities, and nurturing the Youth through football.

During the media conference, del Rosario shared that the league will serve as an outlet for players to be professionals in the field.

AIA Philippines, a longstanding sponsor of the 7s Football League, is thrilled to extend its support to the new 7s Super League. The league’s founder, Anton, shares AIA’s vision of providing a career path to young football players, aligning perfectly with AIA’s mission of helping Filipinos live healthier, longer, and better lives.

As a consistent sponsor of 7s Football events since 2018, AIA’s partnership with the 7s Super League underscores its dedication to supporting football programs nationwide and internationally. Through this collaboration, AIA aims to provide a platform for all players, offering them a continuous pathway to success in the world of football.

“AIA Philippines understands the needs of its customers and provides holistic solutions that include life protection, health insurance, savings, education, retirement, and investment,” said del Rosario. “Thanks to AIA, we are able to give players the opportunity to showcase their talent on a bigger stage with the 7s Super League.”

Prepare for a football spectacle like never before as the 7s Super League takes center stage. Stay tuned for a season filled with intense matches, incredible goals, and unparalleled football excitement.

About the 7s Super League

The 7s Super League is the premier football competition in the Philippines, introducing a dynamic seven-a-side format to elevate the sport to new heights. Organized by 7×7 Football Philippines, the league aims to provide a platform for top-tier football talent, create an engaging fan experience, and contribute to the growth and development of football in the country. Follow the 7s Super Football League on Instagram @7ssuperleague.ph or @7sfootballleague.ph for the latest updates and exclusive content.

 #7sSuperLeague #7x7FootballPhilippines #rubyspreciousmoments #rubyasoyph



HONOR PH inks partnership with Philippine Heart Center, aims to raise awareness on Heart Health

Jump for a cause! HONOR Philippines today announced its partnership with the Philippine Heart Center and Jump Manila in pursuit of raising awareneess on Heart Health this love month.

Dubbed “HONOR Your Heart: A fund-raising jump rope workout for Philippine Heart Center by HONOR Philippines in partnership with Jump Manila” aimed to raise funds for the beneficiaries of the Philippine Heart Center and promote education about heart health through a jump rope workout.

The event is open to the public and will take place on February 11 at the Ayala Triangle Gardens. Interested joiners can sign up here: https://bit.ly/HONORYourHeartPHC, and the first 100 to sign up will receive an exclusive HONOR X9b 5G x Jump Manila jump rope and a Dri-fit muscle tee!

“While HONOR X9b 5G champions durability, we, at HONOR, also promote active and holistic healthy lifestyle. This also sets our Valentine’s initiative aims to raise awareness on heart health. ” said HONOR Phlippines Vice President Stephen Cheng.

“Schemic heart diseases and heart attacks remain the No. 1 killer not only in the Philippines but in the world and I’m so glad that at this point in time, there are people outside the health institutions that have advocacies of improving the Cardiovascular Healthcare of our fellow men,” said Philippine Heart Center Executive Director Dr. Joel M. Abanilla.

For more information and announcements, you may visit HONOR’s website www.hihonor.com or social media platforms: Facebook (Facebook.com/HonorPhilippines), Instagram (Instagram.com/honorph/) and TikTok Shop: (Tiktok.com/@honorphilippines). To check out HONOR’s complete list of retail stores, go to https://www.hihonor.com/ph/retailers/.

In the meantime, check out HONOR’s wide array of mobile phones, tablets, and laptops at any HONOR Experience and Partner Stores nationwide or online via Shopee (https://bit.ly/HONORPHShopee), Lazada (https://bit.ly/HONORPHLaz) and TikTok Shop (https://bit.ly/HONORTikTokShop).

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CCP community grieves the loss of former Trustee Zenaida ‘Nedy’ Tantoco 

The Cultural Center of the Philippines, with its Board of Trustees, Management and employees, extends its deepest condolences to bereaved family and friends of its former Trustee Zenaida “Nedy” Tantoco, who passed away on February 8, 2024.

A top honcho in the luxury retail industry and a philanthropist, the late Tantoco has been part of the CCP Board of Trustees from 2002 until her resignation in 2021.

File photo of Ms. “Nedy” Tantoco during the Moroccan Festival event at Rustan’s Makati.

During her 19 years as CCP Trustee, her accomplishments were defined by her integrity and reliability, as well as her unwavering love and inspiring passion for arts and culture.

The indefatigable chairman and CEO of the Rustan Commercial Corporation and Stores Specialists, Inc had masterminded numerous fundraising efforts, putting her boundless energy for the benefit of the CCP, its resident companies, and employees.

She has raised funds for new musical instruments and regular repairs of musical instruments of the PPO musicians. She had been instrumental in bringing the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) to the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York.

An impresario of opera in the Philippines, Tantoco had also underwritten several CCP productions, including the opera productions in recent years including Gaetano Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore (The Elixir of Love) in 2017, Gaetano Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor in 2020, and Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot in 2022, among others.

A staunch supporter of the arts, Tantoco’s legacy will persist at the Cultural Center of the Philippines long into the future.

The CCP and the art community in general grieves the loss of a strong ally in pursuing cultural endeavors and promoting artistic excellence. May her soul rest in peace and rise in glory.

#ZenaidaTantoco #NedyTantoco #rubyspreciousmoments #rubyasoyph

Experience the Roar of the Dragon’s Gaze in 4K

Fortune comes in different forms.  As we usher in the Wood Dragon Year, TCL Electronics, a leading consumer electronics brand and the world’s top two TV brand, is welcoming the new year with a special lucky promo.

Experience the powerful Dragon’s gaze in 4K with our latest 55” P735 4K UHD TV, now priced at just PHP 23,995 – a savings of P9,500 from its previous price of PHP 33,495! Plus, enjoy a free 2.1ch Soundbar worth PHP 4,595. That’s a fantastic deal you won’t want to miss!

The P735 4K UHD TV is loaded with exceptional features like High Dynamic Range (HDR), 60Hz MEMC algorithm, Dolby Vision, Theatrical Dolby Atmos, and more! Gamers can also get more value-added features with HDMI 2.1 and Automatic Low Latency Mode (ALLM) that guarantee the silky smooth console gaming experience by deducting blurs and stutters. guarantee the silky smooth console gaming experience by deducting blurs and stutters.

That’s not all! You also get to enjoy watching 700,000+ movies and TV episodes all in one place because it’s a Google TV. So make the most out of it by streaming online and using it as your online navigation for your favorite websites and apps.

Hurry, the TCL Dragon’s Gaze Promo runs from February 1 – 29, 2024 at all TCL authorized dealers.

For more updates about the TCL Dragon’s Gaze Promo and P735 TVs, visit TCL’s official Facebook page or visit the TCL website at https://www.tcl.com/ph/en.

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Watsons Hosts The Biggest Health Expo This February 2024!

On February 1-4, Watsons holds the biggest Watsons Health Expo 2024 at the SM Megatrade Halls, bringing Watsons brand of caring to more Filipinos. This event is brought by Watsons Club, which is the brand’s customer loyalty program wherein members can enjoy exclusive benefits and promos at Watsons.

As early as now, you can already become a Watsons Club member by simply downloading the Watsons app from the Google Play Store and App Store or through this link https://bit.ly/WatsonsMobileApp and registering with your mobile number to enjoy more perks and services from Watsons!

Among the services available during the four-day expo are the range of health and beauty products that are up to 70% off, brand booths and activities, free health consultations, informative and educational talks, raffle draws and prizes, wellness sessions, and pharmacy services under Click and Collect Express.

The participating brands in the Watsons Health Expo 2024 are Watsons Generics, Watsons Brands, Unilab, Belo, Puritan’s Pride, Goli, Reckitt, P&G, UL Skin Sciences, Berocca, Orahex, Cetaphil, Sanofi, Trianon, QuickFX, NOW, Mosbeau, Thiocell, Bestshape, Sleepasil, Snow, Biofitea, Sole Pharma, Health Fusion, NuWhite, Inmed, Regroe, Trust, Premiere, EZ, Sawaday, Koolfever, Ammeltz, Mead Johnsons, Salonpas, Difflam, Dequadin, Valda, Bactidol, Buscopan, Dulcolax, Mucosolvan, Claritin, Elica, Bewell-C, Cherifer, Propan, Fern-C, Poten-Cee, PNKids, Centrum Kids, Pharmaton Energy, Sangobion, Neurobion, Glucerna, Ensure, Nestle, Lipton, Emco, Skinny Mamas, Sofy, and many more.

You can now start your journey to health and wellness by downloading the Watsons app. Enjoy P100 off when you download the Watsons app through this link https://bit.ly/WatsonsMobileApp. Terms and conditions apply.

You can also visit any of 1000+ Watsons stores nationwide or pick up your orders at the nearest Watsons store in 30 minutes or less via Click & Collect or have them delivered to you in 3 hours through Express Delivery*.

For more information, follow @watsonsph on Instagram, like @WatsonsPH on Facebook, and follow @watsonsphilippines on TikTok.

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