Last Dec. 15, 2018, a history-making event  had four countries in Asia simultaneously holding the  SHOWER FOR GOOD benefit sale- racing against the clock to sell 1000 American Standard GENIE hand showers in Manila, Philippines, Mumbai, India, Jakarta, Indonesia and Bangkok, Thailand. But who really won when the regional event reached its satisfying conclusion are the disadvantaged children of the world who no longer have to live without clean water and basic sanitation. 

100% of all sales proceeds of Shower for Good will fund the projects of partners LIXIL and UNICEF through its foundation, MAKE A SPLASH, that will change the lives of these children for good.

In Manila, the benefit sale was spurred by the spirit of sharing that pervades the country during the Christmas holidays. As the 1000th Genie hand shower was sold,  fireworks greeted a delighted Eastwood Mall Open Park crowd of mall-goers and the invited press who have enjoyed  a stirring chorale fest that had 9 top choirs from the country serenading them that afternoon and into the early evening.  With the help of student volunteers from various universities, Manila delivered 1000 American Standard GENIE hand showers sold. Joining Manila were Bangkok and Jakarta who also sold 1000 Genies each,  while Mumbai brought in 448 units sold. 100% of all sales proceeds were turned over to the attending UNICEF representative in each country. In Manila, the ceremonial turnover was led by Alpha Ang, LIXIL Asia Pacific General Manager, Alen Alban, LIXIL Phils. Country Manager, Joralyn Ong, LIXIL Associate Director- Retail Sales and Trade Marketing, Emily Rose Besavilla, Marketing Manager of LIXIL, Liza Rachel Cancino, Marketing Director, Branding and Communications for Asia for Inax and American Standard, to Marga Uy Baula, Corporate Fundraising Officer of Unicef Philippines. 

As Alpha Ang reiterated during the turnover of donation, " by 2021, LIXIL-UNICEF "Make a Splash" would have helped 250 million people live healthier, better lives with clean water and basic sanitation."  With so much good done that Saturday of December 15, 2018, he announced to all that he is confident that that goal is entirely reachable.

American Standard GENIE hand shower is a Red Dot Design Awardee that utilizes 120 micro sprays that shower its users gently with Petal pressure. For the one-day only sale, it was sold at 30% discount. In the Philippines, it will retail at P850.00 pesos, after the one-day only sale.

Get your running gear ready as 7-Eleven officially launches the seventh year of the 7-Eleven Run Series! Happening simultaneously in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao on February 3, 2019, 7-Eleven Run 2019 promises to be an exciting event for both professional and recreational runners. The race was first held simultaneously in 3 locations across the country last 2018, with over 25,000 runners participating. This year promises to be even bigger, better and more exciting. Runners can expect to see new race categories, a chance to compete in an international Asian marathon, and even have the opportunity to win P500,000 cash.

The race in Luzon will be held in Filinvest City, Alabang. The Visayas leg will be held at Cebu Business Park, while the Mindanao leg will be in SM City Davao.
This year, runners will see new distances that will challenge experienced and novice runners alike. 7-Eleven is introducing the 32K category. Runners also have other options: from a short 500 meter run for kids, a 10K buddy category, and up to a 42K full marathon.

The race in Manila and Cebu will have 10 categories that will cater to different types of runners. The categories are as follows:

● 500M kids
● 3K
● 5K
● 5K Buddy
● 10K
● 10K Buddy
● 16K
● 21K
● 32K
● 42K

The race in Davao, on the other hand, will only have 9 categories (all except 500M).  “The 7-Eleven Run Series is one of the most anticipated marathons in our country today,” said Jose Victor Paterno, President and CEO of Philippine Seven Corporation. “We listened to our runners and added new distances like the 32K which will serve as an entry point or trial run for 42K.” 

As always, 7-Eleven continues to support Filipino athletes. This year, the overall top 3 Filipino winners for 21K, 32K, and 42K will be awarded cash prizes and medals, plus a chance to join an international marathon in Asia, all expenses paid. Last year, winners of the 21K and 42K races from 7-Eleven Run Series 2018 were sent to Jeju, South Korea to compete at the 23rd Jeju International Tourism Marathon Festival where they dominated the top spots in their respective race categories.

To further encourage the spirit of competition, 7-Eleven will be giving away a bonus cash prize to the top Filipino runner who can beat the Philippine record for the 42K category. The record setter will get to take home P500,000 in cash.

Registration is now open until January 15, 2019.

Customers can also redeem free race kits from the CLiQQ Rewards Catalog when they buy participating items from sponsors. Run 2019 e-stamps can be earned when customers buy participating items worth P100 and have their CLiQQ app barcode scanned. To redeem free race kits, customers must earn 8 e-stamps for non-buddy categories and 16 e-stamps for buddy categories. 

Promo runs from November 21- January 1, 2019.

Be sure to visit the official website at and follow its Facebook page at for more information about the race.

7-Eleven Run 2019 is held in partnership with Filinvest Alabang, Cebu Business Park, SM City Davao, exclusive sportswear partner, Asics, and official timer, Soleus and L Timestudio. The event is also brought to you by Selecta, Cornetto, Nature’s Spring, Summit, Gatorade, Del Monte, Pocari Sweat, Refresh, Kopiko78, San Miguel Beer, Fit n’ Right, Aquafina, Pepsi, Nova, Evian, Le Minerale, Sip, Safeguard, C2, Mogu Mogu, and Magnolia. Official media partners: ESPN 5, Smart, PLDT, and Cignal.
The first ever beauty pageant for teens in the country has marks a new milestone in its history as Miss Teen Philippines 2019 officially opens with bigger opportunities for its future youth ambassador. To make a bigger dreams come true and to empower the new generation and promote the value of education on the global stage.

Media launch held recently in Pasig City, Miss Teen Philippines 2019 pageant organizers revealed its bigger plans for the next batch of young Filipinas who will be chosen for their beauty, charm, intellect, and potential to be inspiring role models for the youth.

During the media launch, the reigning Miss Teen Philippines 2014 Reissha Nicole Villar Magadia, Miss Teen Philippines 2014 Finalist Bianca Willemsen, and Miss Teen Philippines 2014 1st runner up Chaira Ocampo shared their journey and purpose as young beauty queens.

Miss Teen Philippines 2019 will takes the competition to a new level by highlighting the pageant's that aims to promote "global readiness through education" and choosing a winner who embodies all the qualities of a true youth ambassador.

Miss Teen Philippines has partnered with local government agencies to further realize its goals and to facilitate the roll out of the pageant's project with Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Education, and National Youth Commission.