Building capabilities of insurance professionals

Business partners, employees, and friends of AXA Philippines, one of the leading insurance companies in the country, recently gathered for the much-awaited inauguration of their newest state-of-the-art training facility, the AXA Academy.

Housed at the 11th floor of the Bank of Makati Building on Ayala Avenue extension in Makati City (a stone’s throw away from their main offices), the AXA Academy serves as the main training facility for AXA agents, driven by its aim to elevate the skills and capabilities of local insurance professionals to an unmatched level of excellence.

Leading the inauguration rites, together with AXA chairman Solomon Cua, was Insurance Commissioner Atty. Dennis Funa, the event’s guest of honor. Funa noted that the AXA Academy will help improve education of insurance professionals who are engaged in a noble vocation to spread financial literacy, in order to help Filipinos achieve their financial goals.

Following the solemn and inspiring dedication ceremony, AXA Philippines CEO Rahul Hora in his remarks extolled the values that make AXA stand out in the competitive insurance industry. “Our strength is our people, as insurance is a people business,” Hora said. “Whether distributors or employees, the most important thing is the foundation on which their capabilities are built.”

Hora further said that the AXA Academy is “a symbol of our commitment, a symbol of what our people mean to us as an organization—how we’re extremely passionate in building the competencies of our employees.”

Exuding a very modern and professional ambiance, the AXA Academy’s design and lay-out is purposely meant to be flexible and technology driven, providing a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing environment for learning or socials. At almost 1000 square meters, the AXA Academy—with its six (6) training rooms of varying sizes plus two (2) meeting rooms—can handle up to eight ongoing running sessions with a maximum capacity of over 300 participants in total. Other facilities include a reception and focus area, a trainer area, a pantry, and a hallway lounge.

For more information, visit www.axa.com.ph.

 

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Be fashionably sporty with TechnoMarine MoonSunNato

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For chic, adventure-driven women, the TechnoMarine MoonSun watch with Nato Strap may be the perfect accessory. It projects toughness while exuding classic sophistication. The watch has a silver dial encased in a gold-tone 40mm stainless steel and flame fusion crystal. Made with the precision of Quartz movement and water resistant up to 50 meters, it has a durable blue and white Nato band with leather lining, and may be worn for short periods of recreational swimming.  With the new TechnoMarine MoonSunNato watch, there is no time to wait but to enjoy life’s daily adventures without compromising style. To know more, visit TechnoMarine stores in Greenbelt 3, Robinson’s Galleria, Robinson’s Magnolia, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North EDSA, SM City Cebu, SM Lanang Premier Davao, TriNoma, and Uptown Mall, or follow TechnoMarinePH on Facebook and Instagram.

NU Pep Squad leads SM Dance at #AweSM “Sweet 60” weekend party

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The night could not have been any sweeter as SM celebrated its 60th anniversary with an exciting dance routine, the SM Dance, which was led by the National University (NU) pep squad, at the #AweSM “Sweet 60” weekend party at SM Mega Fashion Hall.

Shoppers were in for more sweet surprises as top singers, Radha, Bituin Escalante and Frenchie Dy belted out a series of entertaining songs. The singers were later joined by Ramonne Rodriguez of The Voice and Annastacia Penny of SM Little Stars for an #AweSM performance of SM’s “We’ve Got It All” jingle.

SM Supermalls COO Steven Tan, SVP for marketing Jonjon San Agustin and SM Megamall AVP for operations Christian Mathay welcomed everyone to the event. Mathay said, “Our #AweSM 60th anniversary celebration officially begins with an #AweSM ‘Sweet 60’ weekend party in all 70 SM malls nationwide. Expect a lot of fun and exciting surprises coming your way during our weekend activities happening from May to October, and watch out for #AweSM deals from food to fashion and other finds.”

As one of the highlights of the event, SM also held a giant logo projection mapping show at SM Megamall’s facade along EDSA.

The #AweSM “Sweet 60” weekend party featured interactive play experience, where shoppers immersed themselves in a fantastic wonderland of colors and desserts. In partnership with Boysen, Fruits In Ice Cream, The Dessert Museum, and The Lost Bread, SM Megamall’s #AweSM Weekend Party was an Instagram wonderland where everyone splurged on dessert treats and freebies, and snapped photos at the different activity stations.

 

For more information about #AweSM 60 years, visit SM Supermalls Facebook page or check out www.smsupermalls.com.

 

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KTM Dukehana comes to Manila

Are you Duke enough? KTM Philippines invites local KTM Duke owners to take the challenge and display their motorcycle riding skills at the KTM Dukehana at the Circuit Makati Parking Grounds on February 25, 2018! To be held in the country for the very first time, the event promises to be a most exciting motorcycle racing experience as participating riders navigate a street course that’s equal parts challenging and exhilarating!

The Dukehana is a motorcycle time trial sport in which riders compete to manoeuvre in the shortest time through a paved course restricted by traffic cones and other skill-testing obstacles. Participants riding skills will be put to the test with challenges like reversals, 180 degree spins, 360 degree spins, parking boxes and figure 8s.

With this, the Philippines now officially joins the ranks of other Asian countries—Bangkok, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, among others—who have staged their own races, thus giving Filipino riders an entry to this prestigious international circuit.

Since KTM joined MotoGP, many riders have begun to take notice of the racing pedigree of KTM motorcycles, and through the Dukehana, they will be able to fully exploit their unique performance characteristics using KTM Duke 200 and 390 motorcycles—performance machines that are built on the core values of purity, performance, adventure, and extreme.

Together with the Manila leg are two more legs—one in Davao on April 28 and in Cebu on June 2. The overall winner with the fastest time on all legs will be the Philippine representative to the Dukehana Asia Final happening on the latter part of 2018.

KTM is also offering free diagnostic check-up for guests bringing their KTM motorcycles on the day itself.

To join, visit your nearest KTM dealer. Registration starts at 9:00 am daily until February 19, 2018. For further announcements, visit the KTM PHILIPPINES official Facebook page.

The Dukehana is made possible with the support of Summit Ridge Tagaytay

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KTM Asia Motorcycle Manufacturing, Inc. (KAMMI), the proud local manufacturer of KTM motorcycles in the country, is a joint-venture partnership between Adventure Cycle Philippines and KTM AG of Austria.

No time to wait this season of love with TechnoMarine

There’s no better time to show how much you and your partner love each other than this season of hearts. Whether it’s a couple watch or for yours alone, there are timepieces that will surely complement each of you as a person and bind you as a pair.

Perfect for couples with distinct personalities and flare, TechnoMarine’s Cruise Ceramic and MoonSun Black Dial are best for young couples who like to go out on adventures and explore endless possibilities together. As the newest addition to TechnoMarine’s Cruise collection, the 22mm Swiss Ceramic watch for her uses Mother of Pearls in its dial and high-quality diamond in its hour mark.

Meanwhile, MoonSun Black for him comes in 44mm case in stainless steel with a push crown and metal dial that exudes gentlemanly elegance.

TechnoMarine also offers matching timepieces from its extensive Manta Sea collection for sophisticated and mature couples who never back out of challenges. Made with sleek silver dial and black bezel, both watches come in stainless steel cases, 44mm for him and 32mm for her.

Committed to delivering exceptional timepieces with attributes of freedom and elegance, TechnoMarine offers innovative watches with the highest of standards. Founded in 1997, TechnoMarine successfully merges the art of horological innovation with spirited design.

There’s no time to wait. Go out together and pick these TechnoMarine matching watches at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, SM City Cebu, SM Lanang Premier, TriNoma, Greenbelt 3, Robinson’s Galleria, Robinson’s Magnolia, Shangri-La Plaza, and in all MyDiamond concept stores nationwide.

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