MCTI stages the Back to School-Mid Year Sale

Summer is almost over and classes and school are again just around the corner. With this, old friends reunite while welcoming new ones while others start anew on new schools, universities or even work places.

MCTI greets another school year while marking the mid-year with another well anticipated sale event through the 15th Megabrands Mid Year Markdown Sale.

Students, yuppies and practically people from various ages can take advantage of the three-day event that showcases over 70 known brands, both local and international. 

Shoppers from around the metropolis will surely enjoy huge discounts on great selections from shoes, bags, men’s and ladies fashion, sporting goods and accessories, personal care, eye wear and time pieces, gadgets and other specialty items.   

Shoppers will enjoy up to 70% discounts from participating brands like Adidas, Reebok, Hush Puppies & Sebago, Levis & Dockers, Elle, Carlton, Wenger, Skechers, and many more!

RCBC Bankard, still the bank partner of Metro Creative Themes Inc for this event shall treat its credit cardholders with 0% interest for up to 12 months. Special giveaways and freebies for those who will sign up for the credit card during the event. Moreover, the event is free admission to everyone!

Over the years, this sale event has established a loyal and growing market, and has always been one of the most anticipated events.  For the past five years, this event has provided participating brands with great opportunities to showcase their products and services to the dynamic market. 

This event is organized by Metro Creative Themes Inc. in partnership with RCBC Bankard: Making Your Life Better!, World Vision, Sun Cellular and our media partners WheninManila.com, Out of Town Blog, Ask by Flow Galindez and Congeniality Tess blog.

For more information about the event, call MCT Events Management at 239-3807 or 399-2935. 

You may also follow us through Facebook www.facebook.com/MCT-Events-Management or in twitter: @mcteventsmngmnt for more updates on this.

For more information, inquiries or reservations, please contact Jonathan Roxas or Emer Dela Cruz at telephone numbers 507-5647 / 978-8714 or thru its email address - mctevents@gmail.com.


Boy George & Culture Club promise Manila fans a night to remember

Due to logistical travel issues beyond their control, the recently announced two-night concert in Manila of 80's supergroup Culture Club will now be forced to limit their visit to a "one night only" special event. Boy George and Culture Club will be performing for the first time in Manila on June 18, Saturday, at the Araneta Coliseum.

For those who've purchased tickets to the June 17 (Friday) show, they can refund their tickets or replace them with tickets for June 18.

As promised, Boy George and the original lineup of Culture Club will give their audience a night of unforgettable music and partying. The group will be performing all their hits like Karma Chameleon, War Is Stupid  Do You Really Want To Hurt Me, Miss Me Blind, Move Away, Love is Love, and a lot more.

Culture Club's show in the Philippines is part of a 40-city tour of the iconic group in over twelve years, which includes cities in the U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, Australia and Japan.

Since this is the first time that Boy George and Culture Club (with members Mikey Craig on bass guitar, Roy Hay on guitar and keyboards, and Jon Moss on drums and percussion) will be performing in the Philippines, those who grew up in the eighties as well as music lovers are excited for this news and can’t wait to see them perform their greatest hits. "This is one big party," says George about the concert.

As the first multi-racial band with an openly gay front man, Culture Club has set many records, including being the first band since The Beatles to have three Top Ten hits in America from a debut album. In the eighties, the band dominated the charts in over a dozen countries, with multi-platinum albums and more than 50 million albums sold worldwide to date. In 2014, Culture Club reunited to create new music and has been in the studio putting the finishing touches on their new album Tribes, available now for pre-order, set to release later this year. The band recently headlined iHeart Radio’s 2016 "iHeart 80s Party" at The Forum in L.A. to a packed crowd.

To make things more exciting for the Manila leg concert, one hundred pieces of special VIP tickets worth P25,000 each will be on sale. Aside from enjoying the concert, ticket buyers get a privilege to attend a 'meet and greet' event and have their photo taken with Culture Club on June 16, 3PM at Novotel Manila, Araneta Center. They will also receive a double disc of Culture Club's greatest hits album and a commemorative concert T-shirt. Tickets for the 'meet and greet' event will be available (cash basis payment) on June 10 (Friday), 7pm to 11pm, at Greenfield District's Kaleidoscope event area which will have a special Boy George and Culture Club night and sing-and-lookalike contest. 

Culture Club Featuring Boy George Live In Manila is a production of Royale Chimes Concerts & Events Inc. Tickets are now on sale at Ticketnet (911-5555) or log on to www.ticketnet.com.ph. You can also use your BDO credit and debit card to purchase tickets and enjoy a 15% discount.

For more info and to those who want to join the Boy George Sing and Look Alike contest, call (0918) 497-2121 and (0906) 418-0786.


Secure Your Future with Sun Life Financial

Every family would want to provide the best future for their children. One initiative to take is to set aside a portion of earnings and save it. That is why here in the Philippines, savings account is a very popular choice of assurance for whatever future plans or for immediate needs. 

Aside from having savings bank accounts, there are other forms of best investments options. These viable investments may come as mutual funds, stocks, pension plans and other insurances that are deemed to secure a good future but the most pertinent of all is the actual financial planning.

Financial planning entails considerations of one’s immediate financial needs, goals, income and expenses while having an overview of what could be the best moneywise investment. 

Anyone could plan his own finances and start on having investments but having someone to give you sound expert advice is very significant since this will provide you with your own vision as to where you want to be in the future in terms of your financial goal and this is where Sun Life Philippines comes in to picture. 

At the recently held financial workshop dubbed as “Rise Towards Money 4 Life” held at Shangri-La Makati Hotel, Sun Life Philippines discussed the importance of financial planning for anyone regardless of age or status in life. With good planning comes financial independence and this should be the aim of every Filipino specially that it is the Month of Financial Independence for Sun Life Philippines.

Gone are the days of purely putting money in the bank as savings since there are varied options that one could choose from. In fact, saving and investing could go hand in hand if you know where and how much money should you invest.

Savings versus Investing

Most Pinoys have their own bank account utilized for various objectives but ultimately bank savings are for immediate or short term just like saving up for something you need to buy in the near future. While on the other hand, an investment could prepare you for your and your family’s future like retirement, acquiring a new property or for a new car meaning it is for long-term planning.

At Sun Life Financial Philippines,  you could start investing in as little as 5 thousand pesos budget. Sun Life Financial offers mutual funds or otherwise known as Prosperity Funds. With an impeccable accounting system that complies with International Accounting Standards (IAS) and a mother company MFS Investment Management that invented mutual funds in the US, you can be sure that your investment is being handled by the experts when it comes to financial investments. 

Choose the best Sun Life Financial Investment for you
Sun Life Financial has your best interest in mind and offers sound investments that could benefit any type of investor. Whether you are planning to start investing a small amount or comfortable investing a larger amount, Sun Life Financial through its qualified and friendly advisers you will be able to get your financial goals on its way to fulfillment. 

Sun Life’s mutual funds online is the best when it comes to online investment. You can easily add, transfer and redeem at any time.

  • Sun Life Prosperity Funds- This is yet the most affordable and easy investment plan for Pinoys, imagine you can even invest with only 5,000 pesos. This best starter investment plan offers flexibility and affordability with higher potential earnings. In a about a year you could choose to divert your investment into other options of up to four times- this how flexible Sun Life’s prosperity fund is.
  • Sun Life Mutual Funds- will pool together investments from various investors like you. Gathered resources will now be invested in different securities with regards to investment objective. Mutual fund company such as Sun Life will issue shares representing their clients. Investors can gain profit by selling their stocks. Mutual funds are excellent for long term investments.
  • Sun Life Pre-need Plans- as a subsidized of Sun Life Canada- Philippines, this company offers various pre-need plans targeting various financial issues by providing solutions that caters to any individual. From educational to pension plans, Sun Life now offers health plans named aptly as Sun Healthier Life.  Their health plan is the most convenient and very affordable too.
You need to talk with a Sun Life Financial Advisor. Getting a straight forward financial advice from a certified Sun Life advisor could mean a big difference in terms of personal finance counselling and the means to achieve financial goals. Some would rather chose not to speak face to face with a financial advisor because of intimidation or misconceptions but good thing Sun Life Financial Philippines took a huge step in reaching out to all Filipinos via their online portal.

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