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Friday, June 15, 2018

JAKOB SABLAYA DID IT AGAIN IN ROUND 2 HONDA PILIPINAS DREAM CUP


Rosario, Batangas, June 14, 2018 — It was a showcase of talent, skills and a little bit of luck for Alfred Jakob Sablaya in Round 2 of Honda Pilipinas Dream Cup (HPDC) after winning Race 3 & 4 last June 3, 2018.


The riders’ energy was high to begin with as they started their practice last June 2, 2018. The results showed that the riders had improved their time, making them more confident in the Qualifying round in the afternoon.  Sablaya had a record of 2:06.953, a difference of +0.051 sec from his best time during Round 1 of the HPDC, followed by his closest rival, Sean Barcial with a best time of 2:07.549 who was then followed by Kervie Bergania of 2:08.526, taking the 1st Grid. The 2nd Grid was taken by Wyner Blente, Andrei Reyes and Jasper Cruz, followed by Erika and Sean Ondillo for the 3rd Grid.

Race 3 9:40 a.m.
The spirit of competition was already high and ready for the race. However, it was unfortunate for Blente as he sprained his left hand during the warm up session, forcing him not to participate in Race 3 & 4.  As the riders positioned at the grid, Rider #8 committed a "jumpstart" violation and was given a 10 sec. penalty. It was a consistent battle for the lead group by Sablaya, Barcial and Bergania, while the 2nd group proved to be exciting as well.  This group included Ondillo, Cruz and Reyes. However at the 5th Lap, Cruz slid off at the last corner.  "I tried to make my way through at the last corner but my decision paid the price. I will do my best in Race 4," said Cruz. 

It was a neck and neck battle between Barcial and Sablaya as the former took the lead from Lap 1 to 7. Sablaya was protecting his position from Barcial who was following him from behind all throughout the race. However at the Last Lap, Sablaya managed to steal the position on the last corner, securing 1st place at the end of the race.  Barcial had secured 2nd place and Bergania 3rd place.

Race 4 2:00 p.m.
At the beginning of Race 4, the young riders were more determined and aggressive to take the lead.  As the pack approached the 1st corner, Bergania slid off the pack breaking the group into 2. The 1st group was led by Sablaya, Barcial and Reyes, while the 2nd group consisted of Erika Ondillo, Cruz and Sean Ondillo.  Each group has made the race exciting to watch as they showed what they were made of, which was pure determination to win.


As the checkered flag was raised on the 8th Lap, it was Sablaya who emerged victorious taking the Podium Finish with a total time of 16:56.982 and with a fastest lap time of 2:05.999 followed by Barcial who had a total of 16:57.378 and with a fastest lap time of 2:05.916.   


ALFRED JAKOB SABLAYA
"I am happy that I got the championships for round 3 and 4. I feel good especially with the CBR150R bike which I am becoming more comfortable, it’s a good bike [for] handling, powerful engine and weight is just right for me. I would like to thank God that He is there to protect us during our race and also my father who is always there to support me. I felt pressured this round 2 because Sean was really getting faster and competing with him is very hard and challenging. I am excited and challenged to compete in Clark International Speedway since this is my first time to compete in the track".

SEAN BARCIAL
"I felt much better in Round 2 for performance. I improved my best time and making my turns faster on corners.  I am more confident and comfortable using the CBR150R.

Competition with Jakob is very challenging. I tried to take on opportunity for his mistakes and making my move. However, my decision on the final corner has make me open, thus I lost a few seconds. Round 3 will be more competitive and aggressive for sure.”

ANDREI REYES
"Round 2 results [were] satisfying since I saw improvement in my performance vs. round 1. I became more familiar with the track which gave me 3 sec. faster.  I am comfortable with the CBR150R, improving my technique on late breaks and cornering especially when I am with Sean and Jakob’s momentum. I am looking forward to get the best time and try to get the position for the 1st place in round 3."

RYOSUKE ARAI – HPI MOTOR SPORTS ADVISER
"We are happy with the overall result, as the participants have improved their skills and especially their best time. We see potential and we expect better competition and improvement in the next 4 legs."


For more information on Honda Philippines, Inc. and its motorsports events, go to www.hondaph.com/whats-new/motorsports/ or follow their official Facebook page at Honda Philippines, Inc.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Grand Chase - Dimensional Chaser Pre-registration begins in the Philippines!


Grand Chase is Coming Back on Mobile Soon!


KOG Inc. CEO, Lee, Jong-Won announced that the Real-Time StrategyAction RPG Grand Chase-Dimensional Chaser, the globally renowned Korean game, will start pre-registration on June 13th. 

Grand Chase is a popular Action RPG game loved by the millions of users in the Philippines for many years. Since its inception 15 years ago, the game captured 20 Million users around the world and is considered as the PC Online Game that defined the 2000s.

Grand Chase-Dimensional Chaser is the Official sequel to the popular online PC game Grand Chase, a new mobile game that is developed by KOG's GrandChase PC online dev-team members. It was first released in Korea in January of 2018 and immediately became popular after its launch that it ranked 1st place in the Apple App Store and the 2nd place in the Google Play Store.

Grand Chase-Dimensional Chaser, has all the elements of the original Grand Chase loved by millions of players worldwide plus new and exciting features. This includes an exciting combat system wherein players can attack numerous enemies with a simple tap and drag operation, a strategic team combo battle system up to a team of four members, directional skills and various sequence combo control makes this game action packed and intuitive. 

The background music "Hope" (BGM) and the original characters of Grand Chase will makes users nostalgic. In addition, there are new 60 characters, new and enormous storyline for mobile version.  


"We are very pleased to announce that the official sequel of GrandChase in Mobile will be released to our dedicated Filipino fans who have nostalgic memories of the original game." - GrandChase–Dimensional Chaser Dev Team


"It is not just about memories, but this is a game filled with new experiences and fun for new players as well. You’ll be able to experience the unique and familiar charm of GrandChase while embarking on new and fresh adventures."

In cooperation with ELITE GAMES (KOG’s Philippines Publishing Partner), KOG will be commencing registration through the official homepage and SNS (Facebook) at the same time when the Grand Chase-Dimensional Chaser pre-registration starts with a countdown for its upcoming official release.


For more information about GrandChase-Dimensional Chaser, please visit the official website (http://www.grandchase.net) and the official SNS (https://www.facebook.com/GC.Mobile.PH)

Monday, June 11, 2018

Honda PH Brings Food Park Hopping Fun in Laguna

Biñan, Laguna (June 7, 2018) — Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI), the number one motorcycle manufacturer in the Philippines, brings the fun to Thumbayan Food Park and Entertainment Hub in Biñan, Laguna.



The event, which already started May 26, will have a series of programs every weekend until July 26, 2018. It includes fun and exciting activities, live band entertainment, and engaging group games for the food park goers.





Going into full swing in recent years, the food park craze has provided millennials a place to enjoy good food while hanging out with their friends. As such, food parks have become perfect places for parties with live music from DJs and bands every night.


"Food parks are fast becoming the new trend among Filipino millennial. That is why we take this event as a great opportunity to engage the young Filipinos through fun activities that they will enjoy."




Motorcycle lovers will also be delighted as HPI is showcasing new Automatic Models such as the BeAT, Click125i, Click150i, Zoomer-X, and the PCX150 and Sports Models like the RS150R, CB150R Streetfire, and CBR150R.



"Food parks are a great pit stop for motorists, making this event perfect, especially with our lineup of new motorcycle models that the young Filipinos will love," - Jomel Jerezo, General Manager and Department Manager of Motorcycle Business Planning Department

"Visitors can surely expect a lot from our month-long activities."


The Honda Food park hopping event is in line with HPI’s ONE DREAM campaign. This drive aims to unite all motorcycle riders and carry over the goal of uniting Filipinos by engaging in various activities that are suited for the young, fun, and fashionable millennials.


For more information, you can follow Honda Philippines, Inc. on Facebook – www.facebook.com/hondaph/ or visit their official website – www.hondaph.com.


Monday, June 4, 2018

Honda Philippines celebrates HSDC’s 10th Anniversary and Thanksgiving Day


Leading motorcycle brand strengthens its take on road safety programs.


Parañaque City—May 26, 2018 — Honda Safety Driving Center (HSDC), the first motorcycle riding school in the country that provides comprehensive training for both 2-Wheel and 4-Wheel vehicles and even truck certification, celebrates its 10th anniversary and thanksgiving day along with the Honda group of companies namely Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI,) Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI,) and Honda Manufacturing Parts Corporation (HPMC.)


HSDC offers programs in road safety training which aims to help safeguard the well-being of motorcycle riders and automobile drivers. 

The institution also conducts training courses for Beginners and Refreshers, as well as Seminars that provide the rules of the road and demonstrate proper and legal safety maneuvers for motorcycle riding. These programs are ideal for those who want to learn safety techniques, relearn driving, and awareness as a Safe Road User.


In celebration of its 10th anniversary, HSDC updates the public about the projects they have done so far after the launch of the One Honda Road Safety (1HRS) for our Family Campaign, a joint advocacy of the Honda group of companies. This was awarded as one of the best road safety programs by the Society of Philippine Motoring Journalists. This is HSDC’s milestone and long-term commitment to building a community of safe and responsible road users.


HSDC also launches its newest services, such as the Basic Group Riding Course, the Big Bike Safety Riding Course, the Executive Driving Course, and Kids on Safety Program. 


The celebration also coincides with the thanksgiving and awarding of the Certificate of Appreciation to all of its road safety program partners. Since it is important to HSDC that its riders make it home safely, it awards its partners to recognize their efforts in helping make this goal into a reality. 


HSDC sets to strengthen its programs on road safety, accident prevention, and risk reduction through its new training innovations and Dealer Road Safety Program, which features training courses and audiovisuals to provide customers with road safety tips. These tips also aim to eliminate bad habits on the road, which alarmingly cause accidents that kill over 10,300 Filipinos a year according to the World Health Organization. This is why it is important for HSDC to provide these courses to promote intelligent, safe and responsible motorcycle riding.

This is aligned with Honda’s commitment not only to provide quality products and services with technological expertise, but also safe riding practices for every Filipino family to further experience the joy of riding Honda motorcycles and driving Honda cars. 

For more information about Honda Philippines and its upcoming events, go to www.hondaph.com or follow the official Facebook page at facebook.com/hondaph/.


Friday, June 1, 2018

1 Million Google Cardboard VR Headset Units Sold


Maxbox VR Offers Tailored Marketing Experience Through VR Cardboard


Atlanta, Ga.; June 1, 2018 -- MaxBox VR, the leading manufacturer of branded VR headsets, announced today that it sold a total of one million virtual reality headsets in 2017. The company offers an innovative marketing experience to companies all across the globe through their VR cardboard creations.

Since 2014, Maxbox VR have been working hard to make brands and businesses worth remembering in the new digital age, while establishing themselves as THE brand for cardboard VR headsets. Maxbox VR is the secret force behind most of the VR marketing campaigns that you most likely encountered at launch events for companies such as Microsoft, Nestle, Nike, Krispy Kreme, Snapchat and Google. Google Streetview has chosen Maxbox VR as the go-to for VR cardboard. Visit Google Streetview partners to learn more.

With VR cardboard, the possibilities are endless. For example, Maxbox VR worked alongside Krispy Kreme to take their customers on an epic 360 sci-fi doughnut adventure called "Journey to Glazetopia," enticing viewers to celebrate the launch of four new doughnut flavors. During this campaign, limited edition Krispy Kreme Google Cardboard VR headsets were given out to customers who purchased a dozen of any of the introduced flavors. To see more about the Journey to Glazetopia campaign, visit Krispy Kreme.

Maxbox VR will create whatever a brand wants, however they want it, with free shipping included. For brands wanting a perfect way to give valuable customers a memorable experience when introducing a new product, hosting an event or holding a giveaway, the VR headsets are completely customizable and smartphone compatible.

"This year, I want to collaborate and partner with all businesses and brands, and I urge all industries to get in touch. I want them to dream up something crazy so we can make it," - Igor Hadzic


"VR cardboard works in so many departments: marketing, education, events... you name it. I love crazy VR experiences and I think they’ll be even better as content production gets more widely accessible." - Igor Hadzic, Product Manager for Maxbox VR

To learn more about Maxbox VR, inquire about custom cardboard products or take a look at past projects, visit www.maxboxvr.com.


About Maxbox VR:
Maxbox VR™ is the branded cardboard creation company. Our design team is on hand to create bespoke products for your marketing campaigns, events and giveaways to quarterback your VR content and ideas. It’s our job to keep our fingers on the pulse of what's new, fun and trending and most of all: what you want next. To find out more about what Maxbox VR can do for you, visit www.maxboxvr.com.


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