UKEAS Study World Education Fair Returns on October

The Study World Education Fair is back to provide students in the Philippines with the chance to continue their education overseas on Saturday, October 5th, 2019, at the Shangri-La Makati, from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Students can meet representatives from the world’s leading universities, enjoy workshops, and explore scholarship and visa opportunities.


What is the UKEAS Study World Education Fair?

UKEAS is a global leader in education consultancy. With 36 offices in 6 countries, UKEAS provides free and impartial counselling and application services for students who wish to study in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, and Singapore. UKEAS offers professional, comprehensive, and friendly service to students of all academic levels.

The Study World Education Fair brings representatives from the world’s leading universities together to empower students with the information they need to pursue an education abroad. Partner universities include the following, but not limited to:
• INTO – Glasgow Caledonian University (United Kingdom)
• INTO – Manchester (United Kingdom)
• INTO – Marshal University (United States)
• INTO – Newcastle University (United Kingdom)
• INTO – Oregon State University (United States)
• INTO – Queen’s University of Belfast (United Kingdom)
• Istituto Marangoni (United Kingdom)
• Kaplan – International College Glasgow (United Kingdom)
• Kaplan – International College Liverpool (United Kingdom)
• Kaplan – University of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
• Kaplan – University of York (United Kingdom)
• Leeds Beckett University (United Kingdom)
• University of Leeds (United Kingdom)
• S P Jain Global School of Global Management (Australia)
• SIM Global Education (Singapore)
• Canadore College (Canada)
• De Montfort University (United Kingdom)
• Goldsmiths University of London (United Kingdom)
• HULT Business School (United States, United Kingdom)
• Mander Portman Woodward – MPW (United Kingdom)
• Oncampus UK (United Kingdom)
• University of Portsmouth (United Kingdom)
• University of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
• University of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)
• Shorelight Education (United States)

In addition, guests can look forward to a number of workshops:
• How an International Creative Course Jumpstarts Your Career (Goldsmith’s University of London)
• How to Build a Globally Competitive Fashion Portfolio (Instituto Marangoni)
• Alumni Panel (UKEAS Alumni)
• IELTS Writing Tips & Techniques (Rosella Toerrecampo, IELTS Expert)


Why Study Overseas?

There are many good reasons to pursue an education overseas. Some of the top benefits one can enjoy are the access to courses not offered in the Philippines while seeing and immersing in new cultures. This is a chance to develop new connections for future networking, explore new interests, improve your career prospects on a global stage, and experience independent living. It’s an exciting and positive chance to earn a brighter future for yourself!


The Time is Now to Study Abroad!

Experience workshops from top-ranking universities and learn about scholarship and student visa opportunities at the UKEAS Study World Education Fair on Saturday, October 5th, 2019, at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel, in Makati City, from 12:00 PM – 6:00PM. Register now to begin your journey to study overseas!


Having 26 years of experience in free international education advisory, UKEAS has helped over 78,000 students achieve their dreams of pursuing courses in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, and Singapore. With more than 600 institution partnerships and 300 professional team members, UKEAS has made itself accessible to individuals by offering free services in 36 offices including Taiwan, Nigeria, Ghana, UK, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia. Learn more through its website and become a member of its online community on Facebook.

Loopy Deals partners with Status Salon for raffle promo

Discounts? I- loopydeals mo!!!!

Loopy Deals is the newest website directory source that features promotions, vouchers,sale and discounts from different industries, you can find the latest in house promos from dining, retail up to services and upcoming events in the Metro.

Loopy Deals

“Not only do we give members information about the promos, but we raffle off and give away items to our members at least once or twice a month” – according to Ms. Rose Arias, Loopy Deals’ Managing Partner.

Last August, three lucky Loopy members won STATUS SALON GIFT CERTIFICATES by simply registering, liking and sharing. GCs are redeemable in over 5 branches of the salon.

Loopy Deals

Loopy Deals

“We want to give additional value to our members. We want to give something on top of the discounts that they see on our website and social media page. We want to provide them good deals online and offline” – added Ms. Arias.

Aside from the raffle and promos, Loopy Deals, as a Multi Channel Marketing Company, offers Media and Blogger Events, Activation Events and Bazaars – anything shoppers can get discounts on.

Loopy Deals

Loopy Deals is managed and owned by Loopy Advertising – a boutique PR and ad agency catering to lifestyle and start up clients. For more information visit
Loopy Deals’ website or email : for inquiries on FREE promo posting or collaboration.

Promo details provided by Loopy Deals in a recent press release.

Vaya Tyffyn: The first and last lunchbox you will ever need

Get ready to change the way you eat lunch each and every day with the Vaya Tyffyn lunchboxes! Now available in the Philippines, the Vaya Tyffyn was designed by a team of highly seasoned professionals all across the globe. Vaya seeks to improve the way people take food on the go with a product that is stylish, durable, and travel-friendly.

Lunchboxes as a Way of Life for All Generations

In the Philippines, the lunchbox brings up memories of childhood and meals that end up cold and runny; edible, but not quite as satisfying as it could be. At its worst, the food inside can spoil before consumption.

The practice of carrying a lunchbox often continues into adulthood, with many taking a packed lunch to work in order to enjoy a healthier and fresher meal. Yet, despite the efforts at re-heating food, lunches never taste as fresh as it should be.

A Lunchbox Full of Innovation

Enter: the Vaya Tyffyn. The design defies the conventional approach to pre-packed meals by providing consumers with the option to pack a multi-course meal every day instead of the typical combination of
rice and a main dish.

Vaya Tyffyn is a truly unique lunchbox with key features such as:

  • A collapsible handle
  • Vaya’s proprietary Vacutherm Insulation technology that keeps your food hot or cold for 6 hours
  • A sleek, stainless steel body that easily fits in your bag
  • Leak-resistant lids with integrated gaskets
  • Partitions that can carry more than one dish in each container
  • Heat-protective finger grips
  • Replaceable copper-finished, polished-stainless steel containers
  • Stainless steel pressurizing latches

The Vaya Tyffyn comes in three different sizes for all appetites; 600ml (two containers), 1,000ml (three containers), 1,300ml (four containers).

A New Approach to Meal Prep

Whether it’s a quick lunch at the office or a day-trip with your friends, the Vaya Tyffyn is sure to become a staple in your life. Safe, sleek, and sustainable, the Tyffyn ensures your food stays fresh and warm; ready to enjoy at your own convenience. Experience a new and exciting world of freshness with Vaya.

The Vaya Tyffyn is now available online at

About Vaya

Vaya is the coming together of seasoned professionals from across the globe, driven by a visionary zeal to significantly improve people’s lives. The company intends to bring an emotional component in everyday life through the concept of total user experience: a combination of innovative, carefully designed, high-quality products, and smart, useful, friendly services. Vaya actively markets and sells its products in the Philippines and 15 other countries.

Five ways Saltitude, Anilao will make your next beach vacay your best ever

Urban life is not a piece of cake for us city slickers, is it? Hectic schedules and those infernal traffic jams do take a toll on our dispositions, and sometimes, even on our physical health.

Sometimes, don’t you just wish you could hie off somewhere, hibernate for a while and luxuriate in peace and quiet? Or how about taking a break from being a desk warrior and be out in the sun, getting your muscles in motion doing something fun? How about spending time with the people you love away from the stresses of city life?

Well, guess what: you can do all these and more at Saltitude Dive & Beach Resort, one of the trendiest vacay spots to enter the Anilao beach scene.

Saltitude Environment

Saltitude Environment

Saltitude Environment

Spend your beach vacation at Saltitude and you’ll be bringing home not just a great tan but also a lot of great memories. How? Well, let me count the ways:

One: Whimsically decorated rooms get you in your vacay groove.

Each of Saltitude’s fully air-conditioned rooms is named, furnished and decorated according to the things you can do at the beach in or out of the water. The beddings, curtains and unique DIY tchotchkes are all in keeping with the room’s theme. Each door and some of the wall art are also hand-painted by the owners.

Check them out:

Twin-sharing rooms perfect for intimate trips of couples or BFFs.


Saltitude Doors

Saltitude Dive Room


Saltitude Doors

Saltitude Snorkel


Saltitude Doors

Saltitude Kayak

Fall in Love.

Saltitude Doors

Saltitude Fall in Love

Saltitude Tchotchkes


Saltitude Doors

Saltitude Talk

Triple-sharing rooms or huts well-suited for a small family or group.


Saltitude Doors

Saltitude Sail

Saltitude Tchotchkes


Saltitude Doors

Saltitude Chill

Saltitude Chill

Saltitude Tchotchkes


Saltitude Doors

Saltitude Sun-bathe

And a family room that can accommodate a larger number of guests.


Saltitude Doors

Saltitude Party

Saltitude Party

Saltitude Party

Two: A whole gamut of outdoor activities lets you make the most of the sun and waves

Co-owners Malou Eaparrago and Jake Calangi are both dive enthusiasts and they let their guest take full advantage of their diving expertise and the resort’s proximity to some of Anilao’s best dive sites.

In fact, newbie divers can get their PADI, RAID or SSI diving certification at the resort through Saltitude’s experienced diving instructors.

Other activities that can be enjoyed while staying at Saltitude include swimming, snorkeling, windsurfing and even trekking to nearby Mount Gulugod Baboy.

Read more details on the outdoor adventures you can have at Saltitude here.

Three: Tasty dishes and delish dining events are sure to satisfy your food cravings

Who would have thought that going to the beach will also present you an opportunity to indulge your inner foodie?

Saltitude’s restaurant aptly named bar and restaurant Mingle serves up appetizing meals using fresh and local ingredients, bar chows and even Saltitude’s very own signature cocktails.

The resort recently launched Brunchin’ at the Beach, a brunch buffet held every Saturday from 6am to 12.30pm where diners can enjoy a sumptuous and well-curated spread of dishes in line with a weekly theme cuisine, all while enjoying the cool and relaxing vibe of the Saltitude’s beach and premises.

Saltitude Brunchin’ at the Beach

Saltitude Brunchin’ at the Beach

Saltitude Brunchin’ at the Beach

Read more about Brunchin’ at the Beach here.

During summer, Saltitude holds beach barbecues every Saturday night so guest can all come together to enjoy freshly grilled meats and seafood, as well as the cool sea breezes.

Guests with special diets have no need to worry. Just indicate your dietary restrictions when you book your room and the resort will find ways to accommodate you.

Four: It gives you lots of opportunities to rest, relax and re-charge

Who says you have to have a jam-packed itinerary while at the beach?

Make the most of this escape from the stresses of city life by enjoying the scenic views or reading your favorite book while relaxing Saltitude’s beachfront loungechairs, cabanas or hammocks.

Saltitude Relax

Saltitude Relax

Saltitude Relax

Saltitude Relax

Saltitude Relax

Saltitude Relax

Saltitude Relax

Saltitude Relax

Take this time to pamper yourself by booking a session with the resort’s accredited massage therapists.

Saltitude Relax

Saltitude Relax

Consider your stay here your “me time,” and return to your city life fully refreshed, recharged and raring to face the challenges ahead.

Five: It takes its environmental footprint seriously.

Environmentally conscious guests can rest easy as Saltitude also champions environmental causes. It avoids the use of disposable plastic in its operations while also incorporating reclaimed wood and recycled items in its decor.

On September 21, it will host a beach cleanup activity where participants can help in cleaning up a portion the local coastline and divesites while also taking part in environmental lectures and mingling with like-minded guests.

At Saltitude, your beach vacation can be so much more than just some time spent away from the city. It can also be an adventure that stirs your spirit or a balm that soothes your soul.

Saltitude Dive & Beach Resort is located along Manini Road in Mabini, Batangas. To book your stay or reserve a table at the restaurant, call +63 43 4101857, +63 927 4220428 or +63 939 9088843, or email For more details, check out its website.

JobStream gears up to help jobseekers find their dream job

How would you describe your dream job?

If you’re fresh out of college, you might want your first job to give you a proper introduction to the working world.

If you’re already working, you might want your next gig to provide you with more challenging responsibilities, higher pay, a change of scene or an easier commute from home to the office.

Fortunately, a new service recently set up its operations in the country to help you on your journey to your dream job: JobStream.

JobStream app

JobStream app

JobStream is an online job portal that connects jobseekers and volunteers with potential employers and NGOs seeking their skills.

Its founder and CEO Maridel Mampusti seeks to provide local job seekers with endless opportunities for personal and professional growth through work experiences in top-notch companies and worthwhile causes.

JobStream app

To start using JobStream, simply follow these steps:

  • Download the JobStream App from Apple Store or Google Play
  • Register and confirm your email address
  • Build your jobseeker profile
  • Once your jobseeker profile is in place, you can begin searching and applying to available jobs.

    Jobstream app

    Aside from position, industry and company, jobs can also be searched according to location, a boon to those seeking to work closer to home. And since this is an online platform, you can apply to vacancies anytime and anywhere using your computer or mobile device.

    Jobstream app

    JobStream also has a suite of cool features that make it easier for jobseekers like to apply to their chosen vacancies:

    • Upload your resume from your computer, mobile device, Google Drive, One Drive or Drop Box
    • Indicate skills, credentials and personal traits that will help you stand out from your competitors
    • Upload your video resume wherein you can highlight your speaking skills and upbeat personality
    • Get updated in industry and career trends through the articles published on the site.

    So, as you can see, your path to your dream job is a lot easier, thanks to JobStream.

    Jobstream app

    For more details about JobStream, visit its website or follow it on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter.

    Together with other lifestyle bloggers, I attended JobStream’s launch event held at Dong Juan Marikina. Many thanks to Maridel and Danes of JobStream for having us!

    Jobstream app

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FastJobs hosts mini job fair and seminar for the riders

As the partner of every blue-collar worker, FastJobs Philippines’ fastest growing online jobs portal – held a mini job fair and free seminar “For the Riders,” last June 28, 2019, at the San Juan Gymnasium.

“For the Riders” provided an avenue for delivery service providers (riders) to seek new job opportunities, especially those affected by the suspension of one of the on-demand groceries startup in the Philippines.

“We, at FastJobs, believe in helping each other out, as this is how we see we can strengthen the nation. The country’s success lies on the shoulder of our blue-collar workers, who make up the backbone of our economy, so we must continue to provide them the tools and the opportunities to help them find better-paying jobs that fit their work skills,” shares Sebastian San, Assistant Director – Regional Partnerships of FastJobs.

In addition to linking riders to new job opportunities through its job fair, FastJobs held a free seminar, which updated participants on relevant topics such as road safety, emergency responsiveness, and preparedness. To talk about injury avoidance and the importance of riders in the community was Stalin Jher Iilahi, Association President of 24/7 ARPG Riders Team Manila.

For years, FastJobs has been making it easier for individuals to find jobs that fit their skills and introduces them to employers through its innovative hiring platform. This platform includes mobile-first innovations such as FastChat, Resume Builder, and Group Broadcast Capabilities, which allows applicants to find jobs fast and employers to save time.

FastJobs empowers riders and skilled laborers by making the job-seeking process
easier and more convenient. Simply download the FastJobs App on your mobiles, and after registering, you can immediately start submitting your applications. To save time, jobseekers can use the instant messaging feature called FastChat.
“FastJobs is continually seeking new ways to help the regular worker and bring back dignity to their work. With the recent boom in the food and grocery delivery market, our riders have so much more opportunity – and we hope to help them in that aspect,” ends San.

Download the FastJobs mobile app now available in Singapore, Malaysia, and the
Philippines at the Android Play store and Apple App store or visit

About FastJobs

FastJobs is Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing mobile job app that focuses on recruitment for customer-facing, support and operational roles. By applying technology alongside data insights, our vision is to simplify job matching and provide everyone with equal access to job opportunities from trusted employers.

Incubated by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and officially launched in April 2015, the FastJobs app has since been downloaded more than 2.5 million times across the region. At the HR Vendors of the Year 2018 Awards, FastJobs emerged as Best New Recruitment Solution Provider (Gold, Singapore, and Malaysia), Best HR Start-up Company (Silver, Singapore) and Best Recruitment Portal (Bronze, Singapore).

Business success depends on finding the right people, and FAST. This is at the heart of FastJobs and inspires us to continually re-imagine the way people are connected to jobs. As FastJobs expands across Southeast Asia, we strive to improve people’s lives with better access to economic opportunities.

Event details and images provided by FastJobs in a recent press release.

BPI opens biggest flagship branch in Northern Metro Manila

BPI marks its 168th anniversary with the opening of its biggest flagship branch in Northern Metro Manila. From left, BPI COO Ramon Jocson, BPI President and CEO Cezar Consing, Head of Sales and Service Channels An-an King and Division Head for Northern Metro Manila Branches Rally Jereza.

The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) today formally opened its biggest flagship branch in Norther Metro Manila to date—the BPI Shangrila-Shaw branch and Preferred Center in Mandaluyong City, as it marks 168 years of building a better Philippines.

The new flagship branch follows the design of BPI’s other flagship branches in Ayala Insular and Makati Stock Exchange. BPI Shangri-la Shaw showcases the most modern and innovative designs that will complement the Bank’s aim to provide trusted financial advice, and seamless and convenient client experience.

“This new flagship branch, like similar ones in Metro Manila, represents how technology and brick and mortar can be combined to enhance the customer experience. Today’s Filipino customer wants and deserves more, and a modern branch like this one is one way that we can respond,” said President and CEO Cezar P. Consing.

Shangri-la Plaza is a prime spot located in the heart of Mandaluyong and Ortigas, which is why it was chosen as the location of Northern Metro Manila’s first and biggest flagship branch. Mandaluyong and Ortigas are two of the biggest central business districts in the country. The St. Francis Shaw branch was relocated and named BPI Shangri-la Shaw when the site of the old branch was sold to Shangri-la.

The branch is the first in Metro Manila to stay open seven days a week, from Mondays to Sundays.

Enhanced customer experience

BPI Shangri-la Shaw houses the first multi-purpose Preferred Center, a venue for client engagement activities with facilities that enhance experience and deliver convenience and value to clients.

With this latest branch feature, BPI reinforces its commitment to enhance overall customer experience, both online and offline by providing easy access to relevant financial solutions for every Filipino.

“The two-floor multi-purpose events venue located in the branch’s Preferred Center is what makes BPI Shangri-la Shaw unique compared to the other flagship branches,” said Rally Jereza, Division Head for Northern Metro Manila Branches.

In line with its digitalization efforts, BPI also added an interactive self-service screen in the new branch. A large video wall also displays informational videos for clients.

“Digitalization is about enhancing the client experience. This requires that we make the experience of our clients seamless as they move from physical branches to our digital channels, such as the mobile app and website. Our digital transformation journey allows for an omni-channel experience, with clients being able to start a transaction in one channel, and complete it in another,” explained Jereza.

As for the overall branch design, the Bank drew inspiration from the map of the Philippines. The irregularly shaped ottoman seats at the center of the room represent the Philippine archipelago. The swirling lights in the ceiling evoke images of the Philippine climate and the ever-changing winds that sweep over the country.

BPI hopes to build a better Philippines through providing easy and convenient access to relevant financial and enhance overall customer experience in both online and offline channels.