Shakey’s Lucky 2018 Deal with Edu and Luis Manzano

How do you achieve luck this 2018? According to traditions we Pinoys can easily imbibe good luck on New Year by doing ‘auspicious’ things and the most popular ones are eating 12 different round fruits and wearing polka dots clothing. But SHAKEY’S PIZZA has a different take on bringing in luck this 2018- this is by offering a fantastic meal deal that is temptingly delicious and super affordable too. 

With the Shakey’s 2018 newest and biggest meal deal promo, the #Lucky2018 Meal Deal is a good way to start the year right with your family, barkada, friends and officemates. 

What do you get for 2018? What is Shakey’s LUCKY 2018 Meal Deal?

To start the year right Shakey’s thought of bringing a meal deal that would make everybody happy. For every LUCKY 2018 MEAL DEAL you’ll get-

  • 2 Large Thin Crust Pizzas
  • 2 Pasta platters
  • 10 pieces Chicken ‘n’ Mojos
  • 10 pieces Mozzarella sticks
  • Salad platter
  • 2 Ice Tea pitchers

That’s an amazingly satisfying meal deal for 10 to 12 people at only 2018 PESOS which will give you a whopping 2063 pesos savings.

Edu and Luis Manzano for Shakey’s 2018

At the #Lucky2018 media launch held last January 10 at Shakey’s Magallanes Shakey’s president and CEO Vicente Gregorio was very excited to introduced the father and son tandem as the perfect ambassadors for Shakey’s this 2018. 

“Edu and Luis embody the brand in every way, which is why we are excited to welcome them into the Shakey's family this 2018," as shared by Shakey’s CEO. “Guests will surely be lucky with this meal deal, since Shakey’s is centered on exceeding their expectations. Each year, it has become a tradition for Shakey’s to offer something more fun and family-friendly with our meal deals, and this 2018 is no different as we present the 2018 Meal Deal,” he further explained.
Shakey’s president and CEO Vicente Gregorio

Shakey’s clearly started the year right with the lucky 2018 meal deal promo and Edu and Luis Manzano are the perfect duo to represent the brand that’s been loved by Filipino families for over four decades now. The celebrity father and son tandem is genuinely passionate about Shakey’s that even Luis revealed that he can finish a whole large pizza by himself.

Luis said “I am a big fan of the brand. I Tweet about it and constantly order pizza when I’m home or at work,”. He also added “Aside from that, I get to work with my dad, which makes it a lot more special”.

As for Edu Manzano- “Since way back, Shakey’s has been a staple whenever there are family get-togethers and whatnot. I’m really glad and honored to be part of the Shakey’s family.”

So what are you waiting for? Enjoy a great feast and avail of Lucky 2018 Meal Deal which is available until February 28 only. We all love Shakey’s!!!


Tsinelas to Superheroes: The Elmer Padilla Story

From salt-powered lamps to the legendary karaoke machine, stories of Filipino ingenuity and creativity have always inspired us, as well as people all over the world. Now, we take a look at the latest among our countrymen to be recognized on the international stage for his brilliance.

Last September, Elmer Padilla made headlines when his handmade action figures, made of recycled tsinelas, were posted on Facebook. He has since made an appearance on Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho, and his work was even handed to Thor: Ragnarok actors Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo, who praised Elmer’s depictions of their characters.

Elmer has always loved action figures, though he could never really afford them as a child. He turned to his creativity at a young age so that he could make his own. “Nine years old po ako noong magstart ako sa paggawa. Hindi pa po character ang mga ginagawa ko noon. Bangka-bangka lang po gamit ang mga tsinelas na sira hanggang sa nakakabuo na ako ng mga robot sa sarili kong imahinasyon. Hanggang sa nahilig ako sa mga action figures sa movie. Sinubukan ko na po gumaya ng mga action figures. (I was nine years old when I started making these. At the time, I didn’t make characters. I just made boats out of broken flip-flops until I was able to make robots of my own imagination. Then, I began taking an interest in action figures from movies. At that point, I tried imitating action figures.),” he said. 

Originally hailing from Samar, Elmer, his wife, and two daughters recently moved to Imus, Cavite to try and fulfill his dream of making and selling action figures. It was here that he was discovered selling his tsinelas action figures on the streets, and from there, his fame skyrocketed.

Today, Elmer receives guidance from Jerry Santos, a toymaker who makes life-sized statues for his store, Jerry’s Life-Size Statues and Collectibles. Orders for his work have piled up so much, he can barely keep up with demand. “Actually, sa isang araw, nakakatanggap kami ng 70 orders. Yung iba hindi na niya nasasagot sa social media dahil nga medyo busy na rin talaga. Akala nila suplado si Elmer pero talagang marami lang talagang dating ng order. (Actually, in a single day, we can receive up to 70 orders. He can’t respond to the others on social media because he’s really busy. They think Elmer is being snobbish, but really, there are just so many orders coming in.),” Jerry Santos said.

Elmer’s primary expense in making his action figures has been the purchase of MIGHTY BOND. Sometimes, when he runs out of money, he’d just buy ordinary shoe glue, but this lowers the quality of his work. “Kapag ordinaryong shoe glue lang talaga, madaling matanggal ang dikit kapag natutuyo na. Kapag MIGHTY BOND ang gamit ko, mabilis dumikit at matibay kahit na yung sa mga parte pa ng action figures na mahirap dumikit gaya nung mga wires at plastic. (When I use just ordinary shoe glue, the stickiness easily fades when it dries. When I use MIGHTY BOND, it sticks quickly and it stays sturdy, even with the parts of the action figures that are hard to glue like wires and plastic.),” he said.

Right now, Elmer’s income from his craft remains a little slow, as it’s just him working on fulfilling the orders. Already, though, he’s being courted by international flip-flop brands hoping to become his supplier. And in the coming days, he’s going to personally hand action figures to President Duterte and President Trump, during the ASEAN Summit. 

In spite of rising fame and fortune, Elmer’s dreams remain squarely grounded at home. He wants to be able to buy a house for his family, and buy whatever they need. With all the hard work he puts in for his family, he truly is as good as the superheroes he depicts.

MCTI stages MegaBrands Clearance Sale

January is here and it means Clearance Sale!!!!!  With this, MegaBrands Sale will introduce the very first MegaBrands Clearance Sale this January 12-14, 2018 at the Megatrade Hall 1, 5th level, Mega B, SM Megamall from 11am to 10pm.

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 other specialty items.   

Shoppers will enjoy up to 70% discounts from participating brands like Hush Puppies, Spraygrounds, Petite Jolie, Reebok, Umbro, Sebago and many more!

This event is organized by Metro Creative Themes Inc. in partnership with Shoemakers Shop Inc. and our media partners WheninManila.com, Out of Town Blog and Ask by Flow Galindez.

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. You may also follow us through our official social media sites (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) @mcteventsmngmnt


Essilor strengthens global support with new shared service office

Strengthening its support shared services for a broader, better and more global reach, Essilor, the world’s leading ophthalmic optics company, recently celebrated the inauguration of Essilor Shared Services Philippines Inc. (ESSPI), a global Information Technology and Finance Shared Services organization supporting Essilor’s global locations on a 24/7 capability.

(L-R) Bernard Duverneuil, Essilor Group Chief Information Officer, Brigadier General Charito Plaza, Director General of the Philippines Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) Franck Carlier, Essilor Shared Services Philippines President, Laurent Estrade, Head of Economic Department of the Embassy of France in the Philippines.

Located in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, the new shared services office received a level three certification from Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) for both IT Development and Services. It provides robust shared services on IT applications, infrastructure, e-commerce, digital solutions and finance to support the Essilor business all over the world.

ESSPI’s IT application shared services is equipped with global helpdesk that ensures continuous business via various channels; applications and development support team who are responsible in providing solutions needed by the business; project management and quality assurance team who ensures the development of applications; and data management team who consolidates, analyzes and generates critical data and reports.

Delivering high-quality infrastructure services, ESSPI also has experts working in the infrastructure team. Its e-commerce and digital solutions team develops online and mobile applications for the convenience of customers while the finance shared services team delivers accurate and high quality financial reports to seven transitions and nine Essilor European entities worldwide.

With over 160 employees, ESSPI is still actively recruiting to ramp up its workforce in both IT and finance.

For more information, visit http://esspi.ph/ or Essilor’s website at www.essilor.com.ph, and follow @EssilorPH on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


About Essilor

The world’s leading ophthalmic optics company, Essilor designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of lenses to improve and protect eyesight. Its corporate mission is to enable everyone around the world to access lenses that meet his or her unique visual requirements. To support this vision, the Company allocates over €160 million to research and development every year, in a commitment to continuously bring new, more effective products to market. Essilor’s flagship brands are Varilux®, Crizal®, Xperio® and OptifogTM.

It also develops and markets equipment, instruments and services for eyecare professionals.

Essilor reported consolidated revenue of €4.9 billion in 2012 and employs around 50,700 people in some 100 countries. It operates 19 plants, a total of 390 prescription laboratories and edging facilities, as well as several research and development centers around the world.

Essilor was classified by Forbes magazine as being among the world’s 30 most innovative companies.
For more information, please visit www.essilor.com.ph.