Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Allianz PNB LifeCEO Set Eyes on Iloilo Expansion

IloiloCity --- Allianz PNB Life, the world's number one insurer, has announced the opening of its Iloilo Regional Business Centerand the opening of two LifeTrack stations in Philippine National Bank branches here.

Dr. Olaf Kliesow, Allianz PNB Life president and chief executive officer, made the announcement during a press conference this week at the SEDA Hotel. “We have opened our agency office this morning. We also have two new LifeTrack stations in PNB branches here,” he revealed. 

According to Dr. Kliesow, Iloilo is the birthplace of the Allianz agency channel, which actually started last year, making the province strategic to its expansion in the rest of Visayas. 

“The LifeTrack Station allows us to be more accessible, to provide our customers with the financial advice, guidance, and support that they need at every life stage,” he said, adding that, “The goal of these stations would be to help customers identify the barriers that keep them from making smarter, more sustainable financial decision, guiding them through the process of selecting a financial solution that would best meet their needs, and checking in with them to ensure that their goals stay on track. We hope that Filipinos would see the LifeTrack stations as an essential stop on their journey to financial independence and well being.” 

Dr. Kliesow, who was recently elected president of the Philippine Life Insurance Association (PLIA) and the first foreigner to assume the position, further revealed the company is offering a “Life Changer Program” for those who would like to build a business as a trusted financial partner under Allianz PNB Life. 

Allianz PNB Life partnered with the Philippine National Bank through a 15-year bancassurance deal in 2016. It has recently activated its agency channels in Davao, Cebu, and Bacolod, among other areas in the country. Dr. Kliesow further showed the Ilonggo media the strength of the company sharing that it is the only insurance company given a AA credit rating by global ratings company Standard and Poor’s. Likewise, Allianz is also ranked number one insurer in the Dow Jones global sustainability index. 

Prior to his appointment to the Philippines, Dr. Kliesow was Allianz SE, Head of Global Life and Health Business Development from 2013 to 2016. He also served as Chairman and CEO from 2010 to 2013 of Allianz Life Japan. 

He studied Law at the University of Bonn, Germany from 1986 to 1990. He completed his Doctorate at the University of Münster, Germany and graduated summa cum laude in 2000. He earned his diploma in Economics at St. Gallen Management Institute, Switzerland in 2009. 

About Allianz The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 86 million retail and corporate customers. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing over 650 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers while our asset managers Allianz Global Investors and PIMCO manage an additional 1.3 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold a leading position in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2016, over 140,000 employees in more than 70 countries achieved total revenue of 122 billion euros and an operating profit of 11 billion euros for the group.


SneaksByMe Shoe Design contest

Catch The SM Store Iloilo's #SneaksByMe DIY shoe design contest by Sugar Kids and Tough Kids and get a chance to win up to P10,000 shopping money on April 20,2018 at SM Cyberzone 2-5pm! Simply purchase a pair of Sugar Kids & Tough Kids canvass shoes at The SM Store and display area in front of Breadtalk and style it with your favorite design! So see you and style away!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Let’s Go Chasing Summer

Summer has officially started and everybody is gearing up to feel the heat!
Whether with family or friends, or just having that alone time, summer is the time to be carefree, attend concerts, go to the beach, and just simply lounge around to catch up on a much needed break.

Summer is our reward-- This is a time where we can truly slow down, and not worry about the things that bother us all year round. There are a lot of aspects of summer one can enjoy. And one of them is the Chasing Summer event on April 20-21, 2018 at SM Southpoint, the new favorite hangout at SM City Iloilo.
Manila bands Up Dharma Down and Sponge Cola will set the fire onstage with their hits on April 20 and 21, respectively, as they join the party in these two nights of fun with delectable food offerings and drinks available in the area. A Squad Goals Movie Tour will also bring stars Julian Trono, Andrew Muhlach, Vitto Marquez, Dan Huschka and Jack Reid on April 20.

To join the party, all you have to do is present any single-receipt purchase with a minimum of P1000 from any SM City Iloilo tenant or any single-receipt purchase with a minimum worth of P500 from any SM Southpoint tenant to avail of one (1) ticket. Ticket is valid for the 2-day event on April 20-21, 2018. 4. Only one (1) ticket per receipt will be accepted. Gate opens at 5pm.

For more details and inquiries, please contact the Marketing Department at telephone number 3209609 local 16 or visit the official Facebook page of SM City Iloilo.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

HMR Trading Haus Iloilo to open April 7

HMR Trading Haus will open Iloilo branch on April 7, 2018, offering Ilonggos quality surplus goods at affordable prices in time for the summer season.

HMR Iloilo, HMR’s second branch in the Visayas and the 21st in the country, will be located inside SM Hypermarket, Corner Commission Civil, Jalandoni Street, Jaro, Iloilo City.

“After we launched in Cebu, our first in the Visayas, we were already looking forward to opening more branches in the region,” said Juliet Ines, Retail Marketing Manager of HMR Philippines.

HMR sells a wide range of items --- from industrial tools, home and office furniture, audio and video equipment, electronics and gadgets, sporting goods, branded apparel, toys, and other novelty items.

“When you choose to buy surplus, you can get quality products for only a fraction of the retail price. Plus, most of our items in HMR are overruns and shelf pulls from leading retail outlets all over the world as well as second hand furniture from five star hotels and quality pre-owned office equipment. They are as good as brand new,” said Ines. 

“Ilonggos now have a place to shop for personal use and for their businesses. HMR caters to various industries including contractors, hotel & resorts, Logistics companies, business owners and bargain buyers. In line with our product range we also offer generator and aircon installation as well as maintenance services. We also specialize in customized shelving and racking systems,” said Sharlene Carman-Powell, Sales & Marketing Director of HMR Philippines.

“Ilonggo families can buy all their summer season needs including a whole range of tents, outdoor recreational equipment as well as durable inflatable fishing boats and paddle boards,” said Ines.

Other HMR Trading Haus locations also include Subic Olongapo, Novaliches QC, Araneta QC, Cubao QC, Ever Commonwealth QC, Fairview QC, Adriatico Malate, Pioneer Mandaluyong, Sucat Muntinlupa, Las Pinas, Sta Rosa Laguna, Pampanga, Batangas, Cebu City, Festival Supermall, Jaka Plaza, Market Market BGC, Circuit Sta Ana, Dasmarinas Cavite and Biñan Laguna.

For more information call (02)548-6999 or email or visit Follow HMR Philippines on Facebook for updates @HMRTradingHausOfficial.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Festive Walk Parade comes alive on Easter Sunday with colorful Easter Party

Mandurriao, Iloilo City – Iloilo Business Park is rolling out a grand celebration to mark Easter
Sunday on April 1. From fun activities such as egg hunting, egg painting, and a pet fashion
show, families can find plenty of reasons to celebrate Easter at this side of the city – unmatched
by any other.

Easter celebrations at Iloilo Business Park begins at 10AM, and families can be among the firsts
to avail exclusive promos offered by participating partner establishments.
The celebration kicks up a notch in the afternoon, where kids can take part in fun Easter

Headlining the activities is the Easter Egg Hunt, wherein kids can test their luck in finding the
golden eggs. Those who will manage to find the precious eggs get to take home a special prize.
Young kids who want to exercise their creativity can also join the egg painting activity. Special
awards will be given to those who will create the most colorful and creative eggs. Interested
participants will be given paper mache and art materials in order to create their best version of
Easter eggs. Exciting prizes will also be given away.

Making the celebration even livelier is the Pet Adventure Fashion Show, in cooperation with
Philippine Adventure Dog Welfare Association, Inc. Dogs who will come in their best “paw
forward” and stylish doggie outfits also get to take home special awards.

To join the Easter activities at Iloilo Business Park, guests can present a P300 single-purchase
receipt from participating Festive Walk Parade establishment.
For more details, call (033) 501 9417. Visit to find out
other activities.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

DENR 6, SM City Iloilo and Community partners celebrate Earth Hour 2018

Joining the revolution of the environmental movement that has grown exponentially over
the years all over the world, The Department of Environment and natural Resources 6, SM
City Iloilo and other community partners and advocates gather together to celebrate Earth
Hour 2018 on March 24.

The movement has spawned and encouraged many worthwhile initiatives worldwide such
as massive recycling efforts, passing of legislations against air and water pollution, stricter
enforcements for marine life protection, among others.

National Government Agencies as well as private organizations converge as this year’s
celebration calls the people to “Connect to Earth” and move collectively against climate
change and the steep decline of nature, as biodiversity loss threaten our planet. We must
understand that the variety of life and their habitats are our best defense against the rapid
climate change.

It has been nine years since SM Supermalls participated in the annual Earth Hour. From
just several of malls in 2009, the company’s Earth Hour movement have grown to all SM
establishments namely SM Development Corporation (SMDC), taking part in the lights off
Prime developments, 68 malls nationwide, 7 SM Malls in China, plus its affiliated
initiative. In SM City Iloilo, it will be held at the SM Southpoint starting 6pm.

SM place environment and sustainability at the forefront and the centerpiece of their
operations, taking greater measures to efficiently manage resources such as energy and
water consumptions, as well as waste and water emissions.

This year’s event will be graced by Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III, DENR-EMB 6
Director Sophie Manuel, SM Regional Operations Manager Girlie Liboon and SM City Iloilo
Asst. Mall Manager Jasmine Lynn Maquiling who will lead the ceremonial switch-off of
lights in the mall at 8:30pm.

Afterwhich, the SM façade logo, dropdown banners, billboards landscape lights and pylon
tower will be totally shut off. 50% lights off on open and covered parking, covered walks
and sidewalks, footbridge overpass, transport terminal, entrance lights, lobby lights and
mall hallways.

Tenants will also be encouraged to turn-off exterior and interior lights while maintaining
50% lighting in the store premises as not to disrupt store operations.

Also joining the celebration is the Talahib Eco-Trekkers Organization Inc. runners. PCD
School of Performing Arts will have a special ballet performance. A musical entertainment
by the RCP Ritmo Tambores and SM Little Stars 2017 Winner Maxwell Jesse Figueroa as
well as a performance from West Crew Dance Group will liven up the gathering as it aims to
encourage shoppers and walk-in participation in the said advocacy.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Shop and Enjoy the Ride at SM City Iloilo’s 3 Day Sale

Shop and Enjoy the Ride at SM City Iloilo’s 3 Day Sale
Getting the most of your shopping treats has never been this exciting!

SM City Iloilo offers the best deals with the 3-Day Sale this March 16-18, 2018!

Up to 70% discount on selected items are at stake. Be it in items, food and services, every shopper is sure to enjoy from the offers in store for them:

Here’s how incredibly easy and enjoyable to have a worry free shopping during the sale in the mall:

Bring your SM Prestige on Friday to enjoy special discounts the whole day, your SM Advantage or BDO Rewards Card on Saturday to enjoy perks until 12nn or bring all on Sunday and get amazing discounts from 5pm-7pm!
Lay down those cards and get the best deals for your favorite items at the SM Store.

“Kumain Ka Na Ba?” Or better said in Hiligaynon dialect “Kakaon Ka Na? This question is unofficially considered as the way Ilonggos greeting equivalent of “Kamusta ka?”(the Filipino word used to say hello). Be it in their homes or just anywhere, Ilonggos would ask you “Have you eaten?”
Special offers by tenants are available for everyone to enjoy. Get that needed energy to do your three-day shopping with the delectable Filipino and international dishes available.

SM City Iloilo tenants have readied their stores so shoppers can get the best discounts when they dine, buy or enjoy the services. Checking out one tenant to another will surprise you with great deals these stores have prepared for their customers.

Shop and get a chance to win 1 of 2 Suzuki Raider R150 for a single or accumulated receipt worth 1,000 in any store; purchase of 4 cinema tickets; P300 single receipt purchase in any amusement tenant or P300 single receipt purchase in SM Foodcourt.

The new Suzuki Raider R150 revolutionizes itself as it gives the rider one step closer to riding a true Suzuki GSX-R. History repeats itself as the new Suzuki Raider R150 emerges far ahead of the competition as the nation’s top-class sporty underbone motorcycle, the leader of the pack. With its inspiration drawn from the Suzuki GSX-R lineage, the new Suzuki Raider R150 once again sets high standards in design, speed, power, and performance. The new Suzuki Raider R150. A sporty motorcycle belonging to the breed that continually brings Suzuki far ahead of the competition – the Raider Breed.
SM City Iloilo Mall Hours are as follows: 
March 16(9AM-12MN); March 17(8AM-10PM); March 18(10AM-10PM).

For more details, please check the official Facebook page of SM City Iloilo or call (033) 3209609 local 16.

Allianz PNB LifeCEO Set Eyes on Iloilo Expansion

IloiloCity --- Allianz PNB Life, the world's number one insurer, has announced the opening of its Iloilo Regional Business Center...