AXN Gets into Gear with Cash Cab



AXN, the number one general entertainment channel in Asia, is delivering an awesome gift to viewers this festive season with the premiere of Cash Cab Philippines, the only gameshow on wheels. 

The Emmy-award winning format, created especially for Filipino audiences, will premiere in a double episode on Tuesday, December 22, at 8.50pm with an encore on Thursday, December 24, at 9.15pm. During the show, a specially fitted out Cash Cab will navigate the busy streets of Manila while picking up unsuspecting passengers. The Cash Cab will appear as a regular taxi service however,upon entering the car passengers will find themselves as contestants on a truly mobile game show.

Ang Hui Keng, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia said, “Cash Cab Philippines is a localized adaptation of AXN’s very successful Cash Cab Asia so the show will immediately resonate with our Filipino viewers. The show continues our commitment to high quality original productions and sustains the momentum gained from The Amazing Race Asia, The Apprentice Asia and the record-breaking Asia’s Got Talent. AXN’s proven track record of hit series demonstrates a strong demand among viewers for shows that are smart, intense, unexpected and locally relevant.”

In the 13 episode series, popular actor Ryan Agoncillo will assume the role of cab driver and show host, driving passengers to their destination while quizzing them on general knowledge.  Questions asked during the ride will start easy and become trickier with contestants winning cash prizes for each correct answer.An incorrect answer means a strike, and contestants have up to three strikes before they are booted out of the cab and onto the street, no matter where they are. Contestants will have two “shout outs” for help if they are stumped on a question and can either call a friend or ask a random stranger for the answer. 


Gidget Lao, Business Unit Head of AXN Networks Philippines, said, “Cash Cab Philippines is the first locally produced show for AXN in this market, and we are very excited for its debut just in time for Christmas. Ryan is an outstanding show host, and our contestants are great fun and really get into the spirit of the show. Our viewers are really going to love watching this show filmed against recognizable landmarks in Manila.”


Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia commissioned leading independent production company activeTV to produce Cash Cab Philippines. activeTV also produced AXN’s Cash Cab Asia and The Amazing Race Asia. 


Cash Cab Philippines is supported by its exclusive partner, Starcom Mediavest Group; show presenters McDonald’s, Sun Cellular and PSBank; sponsor Petron and Toyota Abad Santos, provider of the Cash Cab vehicle. 



AXN is seen on SkyCableCh 49, Cable Link C 38, Cignal TV Ch 61, Destiny Cable Ch 61, Dream Ch 20, and GSAT Ch 51


Food Panda is now accepting PayMaya!

(L-R) foodpanda Philippines Managing Director and COO Iacopo Rovere and PayMaya AVP and Head of Payment Acceptance and Merchant Acquiring Mar Lazaro

It’s a scene familiar to all of us—you arrive home tired after a long day’s work and being stuck in Manila traffic and decide to order your dinner online. When the delivery rider rings your doorbell, you open your wallet and find zero cash, and the nearest ATM is not even within your proximity.

Now, you can order and pay from foodpanda’s over 1,000 partner restaurants with PayMaya!

After placing your orders on www.foodpanda.ph or the foodpanda mobile app, you can choose to pay online or in-app using the PayMaya instant virtual Visa or upon delivery via PayMaya Swipe with the physical PayMaya Visa card.

Launched just this August by Smart e-Money, Inc., the digital financial services unit of PLDT and Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), PayMaya offers both consumers and enterprises new digital payment solutions and is particularly meant to serve Filipinos who do not own a credit card or do not wish to go through the hassle of applying for one.

“Previously, the only payment options for food delivery were either via cash-on-delivery or online credit card payments. We are happy that foodpanda has chosen to work with us to open its doors to more users who wish to experience the digital side of food delivery shopping,” said Smart e-Money Co-Chief Operating Office Paolo Azzola.

foodpanda is above all excited about providing a new means for its customers to use the food delivery service.

“With convenience as one of foodpanda’s pillars, having PayMaya as our latest payment gateway is a move towards optimizing the customer experience even further. Now, there is practically no barrier to ordering one’s favorite food online,” said foodpanda Philippines Co-Founder and CEO Mauro Cocchieri.

Customers can download the PayMaya mobile app through the App Store or Google Play Store to immediately get their own virtual Visa for online payments and shopping. Upon registration, the mobile app generated a 16-digit virtual Visa card that comes with its own CCV number. The account can be loaded through Smart Money, BDO online banking or through over 15,000 reloading stations including 7-Eleven convenience stores, SM Supermalls Business Centers, Robinsons Department Stores Business Centers, Smart Padala Centers and Smart Stores.

Users who upgrade their account can also opt to have a personalized physical Visa card which can be used to shop in any store accepting Visa worldwide.

Customers with credit, debit or other prepaid cards issued by Visa or MasterCard can also pay for their foodpanda orders upon delivery using PayMaya Swipe, an enterprise solution that comes with a small device that can transform any smartphone into a payment terminal. One must simply swipe his or her card on the terminal provided by the delivery rider and affix his or her e-signature on the screen for confirmation. Receipts are issued via SMS or e-mail.


 
Heads up! Gary V on Novuhair
Nothing describes Gary Valenciano quite like his moniker Mr. Pure Energy, He is the very image of youthful vibrance, whether onstage or not. Thats why it shouldnt come as a surprise that he values the way he looks the same way that he values the core of who he is: a prayerful, faithful husband, dependable father, and an outstanding entertainer. 

Part of what makes Gary stay young looking is his head of hair. What many people don’t know is that, like all other men his age, Gary once worried about hair thinning and hair loss. That’s why, at the first signs of the problem, Gary sought to find ways to prevent it from becoming worse. 
                           
I first noticed the hair loss in the shower, after I toweled my hair dry. Then one day, my team of hairstylists noticed that my hair was thinning, too. That’s when they told me to look for the product that Fanny Serrano was using, a product called NOVUHAIR,” remarked Gary on his journey to regaining control over his hair loss.
NOVUHAIR is a topical scalp lotion that is a unique combination of 14 different natural ingredients and essential oils for a healthier hair and scalp. One of the factors of hair loss, according to studies, is stress, something that Gary experiences on almost a daily basis. Other factors include hereditary disorders, a persistent illness, major surgery, hormonal problems, childbirth & delivery, medications, infections, pollutants, and even excessive exposure to sunlight. And contrary to popular belief, hair loss is as much a problem for women as it is for men. In many cases, hair loss may be prevented or alleviated through early detection. In the case of Gary, his decision to try NOVUHAIR to prevent his symptoms from worsening made a big difference, and within a few months, he saw remarkable results.
Gary shares his experience with NOVUHAIR as he tells the story of their family hair history: “Hair loss runs in our family, too, even if it sometimes skips a generation. My brother and grandfather both lost their hair, but my dad still has a full head of hair at 87. I just wanted to make sure I take control of my symptoms. Now, I use NOVUHAIR everyday, and I’ve noticed that I don’t shed as much hair as I did before, especially after toweling my hair dry. And my hairstylists noticed it, too. I love using NOVUHAIR because it has this minty, cool effect that makes me feel like my hair is always clean and fresh.”

In less than a month and half, I already saw results even if I was told to wait three to four months before I can see a difference. The effects on me were much faster. There were fewer strands on my white towel, which basically was within the normal boundaries of hair loss for an average person. Before using NOVUHAIR, I used to shed more.” This is due to the fact that NOVUHAIR penetrates deep to help rejuvenate, nourish, & maintain moisture in the scalp and hair. By improving the blood circulation in the scalp, NOVUHAIR helps stimulate hair growth and aid in preventing further, excessive hair fall, while also improving the overall appearance of the hair.

I never endorse a product that I did not experience first. I have to make sure it is really effective. With Novuhair, I can say that it has really contributed to my peace of mind and overall well-being. And, heads up, as Novuhair is now part of my daily routine, which includes prayer, diet, and medication. God has truly lived up to his promise in my life, and as he says in Psalm 92:14 ‘I will keep you fruitful even in old age. Fresh and green.’ I am very happy now that Novuhair is a part of that.”

NOVUHAIR, Nature’s Answer to Hair Loss is available in all Mercury Drug outlets, Watsons, Rose Pharmacy, South Star Drug & Manson Drug, Metro Gaisano Pharmacy, The Landmark (Makati & TriNoma), J Centre Mall (Cebu), KCC Malls (Gen. Santos City & Koronadal City), NCCC Malls (Palawan & Davao), Gaisano Malls (Davao & Gen. Santos City) and online at www.regaloservice.com and www.lazada.com.ph. For inquiries, call 413-6570 or 0922-8830575.
After the success of their first concept buffet-Guevarras, Gruppo Guevarras Inc. (GGI)has opened its doors in Quezon City aptly named Quezon buffet. Carrying GGI’s vision, Quezon Buffet undoubtedly exudes with high caliber dishes at very affordable rates. Quezon showcased variety of gastronomic fares that will surely suit everyone’s palates. It merges the comforts of home and gourmet delicacies by catering our country’s cuisines.

Nestled in the heart of Quezon Avenue, Quezon buffet carries an ambiance of an old-world charm and rustic appeal.  GGI upholds their commitment in reminding the general public especially the younger generations about our county’s greatest heroes; as well as preserving our culture through local cuisines.

Savour your appetite
Quezon is being developed as haven for delectable cuisines that every Filipino would crave for.Highlighting Filipino-Spanish heritage that embodies classic food that includes roasting stations, various meat dishes, seafood, grains and noodles, fresh salads, flavorful soups and dessert selections.  Much of the inspiration behind this effort came from their collective ideas to acknowledge the deep historical connection during President Quezon’s era, and this is through sustainable cooking of exquisite dishes. Here are some of their noteworthy specialties that will make you



Celebrity Chef behind Quezon
Corporate chef Kalel Chan is the chef behind various fine-dining and high-end restaurants. Considered as one of the Top 10 good-looking chef, Kalel is surprisingly charming and down to earth. He goes for innovative fusion cooking that adds creativeness to his masterpieces. Chef Kalel is always eager to discover new trends in culinary industry and adapts them in his food creations.
 



Quezon Buffet, a place like home
Exuding with elegant ambiance, Quezon buffet incorporates classic lines and Art Deco pieces into its interior, creating a classic touch. The backdrops are great for photo-taking which is a known Filipino past –time in every family gatherings, an intimate date with your special someone or the perfect bonding tick with your friends.
Quezon exudes a classy vibe, from its spacious façade, soft lightings, to minimalist interiors of black and white tones. The woodworks and sparkling chandeliers – blends the antiquated with cosmopolitan and classic, as well as the convenience of modern life.


The walls are well-themed with photos of President Quezon through the years, giving customers a nostalgic ambiance.Quezon gives a convenient and cozy vibe as the dishes are arranged per station and are neatly presented.The whole place can accommodate close to 200 pax with spacious function rooms that can accommodate 30-35 persons, respectively.
Complementing the dishes, the place is satisfying as the service is generally noble. Their service staff are nice and friendly, accompanying customers from the front lobby up to their seats. They depict one of the good traits of every Filipino, which is being hospitable to guests.
Resembling President Manuel Quezon whose name will always be in the hearts of every Filipino, Quezon Buffet is the epitome of this man by serving finest and mouthwatering dishes and yet very affordable price across the board. The extraordinary experience of tasting distinct local flavors will surely worth a visit.
Just like in any traditional fiesta or festivity, Quezon truly offers a mixed dining experience for all ages!