In the movies with Swatch

THE PEPPER MILL - Pepper Teehankee - The Philippine Star
In the movies with Swatch
Philippine Army Lt. Gen Macairog Alberto, Swatch Philippines’ Virgie Ramos and Matteo Guidicelli.

Swatch Philippines, led by its founder and president Virgie Ramos, recently hosted a back-to-back screening of Mina-Anud and Just A Stranger at The SM Podium Director’s Club.

The watch brand’s back-to-back screening was held to support its brand ambassadors Matteo Guidicelli, who stars in Mina-Anud, and Anne Curtis, who stars in Just A Stranger.

(Seated, from left) Mia Arcenas Branellec, Anne Curtis, Maritess Pineda and Patty Pineda; (standing, from left) Stacy and Fe Rodriguez, Solenn Heussaff, Iris Arcenas, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Dr. Elsie Pascua, Vina Francisco, Ann Ong, Virgie Ramos, Babette Aquino-Benoit, Susan Joven and Kim Camacho.

Guests, composed of Swatch friends, Philippine Army officials and friends and family of Matteo and Anne, enjoyed the very comfortable recliner seats at the Director’s Club. Each seat is equipped with an in-house service button connected to the snack bar, so if you run out of snacks and drinks, all you have to do is press the button and waiters will bring what you need. 

Guests also had a great time participating in the games before each movie. All game participants got Swatch Big Bold watches as prizes. Everyone else at the screening brought home Swatch goodies.

(From left) Ambeth Ocampo, Thelma San Juan, Rowell Santiago, Louie Ocampo and Nestor Pagulayan.

(For more information, visit www.swatch.com.)

Triumph against odds

Denver Nuggets point guard Monte Morris and NBA legend Muggsy Bogues.

Many people recently celebrated when AXA Philippines unveiled its new global brand campaign, “Know You Can,” which highlights triumph against odds and the importance of self-belief among Filipinos.

As the official insurance partner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the Philippines, AXA introduced its new brand message highlighted by a meet-and-greet activity featuring NBA legend Muggsy Bogues and Denver Nuggets point guard Monte Morris. Both basketball players shared inspiring stories on how they overcame obstacles and challenges in their careers.

NBA Philippines managing director Carlo Singson and AXA Philippines president and CEO Rahul Hora.

AXA Philippines president and CEO Rahul Hora said, “‘Know You Can’ aims to encourage people to believe in themselves and to know that a better life is within reach.”

NBA 3X Philippines, a yearly event where NBA players interact with young basketball enthusiasts, was presented by the insurance company and culminated at the Philippine International Convention Center by bringing together celebrities, local personalities, employees and distributors for an exciting weekend of 3-on-3 basketball featuring men’s and women’s teams.

AXA Philippines chief customer officer Amor Balagtas and chief of retail propositions Alok Roongta.

(For more information, visit www.axa.com.ph.)

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