Charge it up!
Digits Trading’s Howard Paw and Fitbit’s Louis Lye.
Charge it up!
THE PEPPER MILL - Pepper Teehankee (The Philippine Star) - January 4, 2019 - 12:00am

As a frequent traveler, I am always dependent on my tracker to monitor how much walking I’ve done.

I was recently delighted when I learned that tracker brand Fitbit launched the latest version of its best-selling Charge series, the Fitbit Charge 3.

The brand’s smartest tracker yet, the Fitbit Charge 3 is equipped with amazing new features such as expanded smartphone notifications, real-time exercise goal tracking, and Quick Replies (on Android only). Not only does it have a durable, lightweight design, its battery life lasts up to seven days. Best of all, it’s swim-proof for up to 50 meters and  each swim stroke is actually counted as a step!

Celebrity fitness trainer Bok Santos and Fitbit’s WT Soh.

Fitbit Southeast Asia regional director for Hong Kong and Taiwan Louis Lye flew to Manila to share the latest updates from the tracker brand.

Senior sales training manager for Southeast Asia WT Soh explained the unique features of the latest tracker and emphasized his company’s commitment to continuously improving the brand.

Louis Lye is flanked by Ingram Micro’s Jeff Concepcion and Sharon Lu.

Fitness trainer to the stars Bok Santos, one of the lucky few who tried the Fitbit Charge 3 before it was officially available in the Philippines, also spoke about his experience using this cool, new product.

 (The Fitbit Charge 3 is now available at Digital Walker, Beyond the Box, iBook, Timeline, The Inboxstore, iLiberty, Globe Telecom, Proton, Mobile 1, Banana Telecom, iCenter Cebu, Ambassador, Abenson, Lazada, Zalora and Shoplite.)

Racing ahead

(From left) Tom Clemente, Jay Bautista, ACPI president and COO Dino Santos, Tarlac Rep. Charlie Cojuangco, Javey Hernandez and Luiji Lardizabal.

KTM BGC, the flagship dealership of KTM motorcycles in the country, recently celebrated its second anniversary through special promotions and exciting activities, drawing motorcycle enthusiasts and fans of the iconic ready-to-race motorcycle brand.

A bike show-off and the first ever KTM BGC Custom KTM Bike Competition kicked off the festivities. Top local and international representatives of the motorcycle brand gave talks on bike maintenance, safety riding gear and bike customization.

ACPI president and COO Dino Santos led the event. He said, “With the way KTM motorcycles have shaken up the local market, thanks to an overwhelming response from aficionados and riders, KTM BGC truly looks forward to a more exciting road ahead.”

KAMMI managing director and COO Luca Martin, Austrian Embassy Commercial Counsellor Christina Stieber and ACPI VP and aftersales head Carl Decloedt.

KAMMI managing director Luca Martin, Austrian Embassy Commercial Counsellor Christina Stieber, ACPI VP after sales and general enterprise head Carl Decloedt and KTM BGC general manager Manu Sandejas were also present at the celebration.

Activities during the event included a Big Orange raffle, bike talks and an all-day test ride that gave riders the chance to experience KTM’s ready-to-race line of motorcycles.

Festive holidays

Filinvest Land director and VP for supply chain management Mike Gotianun.

The holidays were made extra special in the Metro South as Filinvest City marked the season with  its sixth “Christmas Comes Alive” celebration.

With the much-awaited holiday tradition, Filinvest City brought the community closer, drew crowds from various corners of the metro, and offered exciting activities, entertainment and events for everyone to enjoy.

Palms Country Club GM Hans Neukon, Crimson Hotel Filinvest City GM Gerhard Doll and Lamson Paragon Group CEO Rodney Frost.

The revelry kicked off with an electrifying number by Wicked Adobo, followed by a performance by Gian Magdangal. A flash mob and ballet performances also made the celebration memorable.

Head of townships Don Ubaldo said, “Year in and year out, we aim to make Filinvest City the most inviting holiday destination here in the Metro South.”

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