Vic “Bossing” Sotto continues to be the face of Hanabishi

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(L-R) Hanabishi Vice President for Finance and Marketing Cherish Ong-Chua; Hanabishi President Jasper Ong; Vic “Bossing” Sotto; Hanabishi Vice President for Purchasing and Merchandising Jevon Ong; and Hanabishi Vice President for Operations Candice Ong-Ang.

Manila, Philippines. April 25, 2016 – Vic “Bossing” Sotto will continue to embody Hanabishi’s “Kapartner ng Praktikal na Nanay at Bossing” brand identity as he renewed his contract with the number one homegrown appliance brand on March 31.

Sotto shares, “Nagpapasalamat ako sa patuloy na pagtitiwala sa akin ng Hanabishi at talagang isang karangalan na maging brand ambassador nito. Subok ko na ang Hanabishi brand at hanga ako sa paghatid nila ng mura pero de-kalidad na mga appliances na angkop sa bawat pamilyang Pilipino. (I am thankful for Hanabishi’s continuous trust and confidence in me, and I feel honored to represent Hanabishi as its brand ambassador. I’ve tried and tested the Hanabishi brand personally, and I admire its mission of bringing quality yet practical and competitively-priced appliances to every Filipino home.)”

This will be the long-standing noontime show ‘Eat Bulaga!’ mainstay host’s third year as the company’s brand ambassador.

Hanabishi President Jasper Ong also shared his enthusiasm over the Box Office King’s contract renewal. “Sotto has been successful in exemplifying Hanabishi’s practicality. We are very excited about this partnership renewal, and we look forward to how Sotto will further reinforce Hanabishi’s brand image as the Filipino family’s practical partner through this year’s activity lineup,” Ong said.

Chevron partners with Visa for Visa payWave, announces “Drive Away a Millionaire” promo

Caltex Visa Promo
Caltex Visa Promo

Manila, Philippines, April 20, 2017 — Caltex, marketed by Chevron Philippines, Inc. (CPI), is enhancing Filipino motorists’ gas-up experience with the introduction of Visa payWave, contactless payment technology. Visa cardholders can wave their cards in front of readers to pay for Caltex fuel – no swiping, signing or PIN needed.[1]

Visa cardholders purchasing Caltex fuel worth Php2,000 and below at participating Caltex stations nationwide can now enjoy the same fast and secure transactions without the need to input PINs or sign credit card receipts. They can simply wave their Visa payWave cards in front of the Visa payWave readers.

“As the global payments leader, Visa always wants to reduce friction in the payment process. We are excited to partner with Chevron Philippines once again to bring seamless customer experience to motorists. Visa payWave is much quicker, more secure and more convenient than cash,” said Stuart Tomlinson, Visa Country Manager, Philippines and Guam.

“Motorists gassing up using Visa payWave will definitely be able to experience quicker service in our forecourts. Motorists can transact securely and with ease, knowing that they remain in control of their card at all times,” said CPI Country Chairman Peter Morris. “To excite consumers to try our latest innovation, we’re also holding a promotion that’s sure to give added value to their fuel purchase.”

To kick off the partnership, Chevron, together with Visa, will be holding the “Drive Away a Millionaire” promo starting April 21, 2017 to July 31, 2017. Visa cardholders using Visa payWave to purchase any Caltex fuel (Platinum with Techron, Silver with Techron and Diesel with Techron D) at participating stations will get the chance to win Visa card credit worth Php1 million! Three lucky motorists will also receive 1-year Starcash worth Php100, 000.

Each Caltex fuel-up using Visa payWave will entitle motorists to three (3) raffle entries for every Php500 payment increment. Meanwhile, each Visa contact transaction is equivalent to one (1) raffle entry.

Motorists gassing up at Caltex can also get an instant prize of Php50 discount to be deducted outright from their fuel purchase.

[1]  For purchase exceeding Php2000, Visa cardholders will have to sign for the particular transaction or enter a PIN.


Raffle Draw Date Covered Period Prizes
1st Raffle Draw

May 26, 2017

April 21, 2017 12:01 a.m.


May 20, 2017 11:59 p.m.

1 winner of 1-year Caltex fuel supply in the form of StarCash worth Php100,000
2nd Raffle Draw

June 30, 2017

April 21, 2017 12:01 a.m.


June 20, 2017 11:59 p.m.

1 winner of 1-year Caltex fuel supply in the form of StarCash worth Php100,000
3rd Raffle Draw and Grand Draw

August 11, 2017


April 15, 2017 12:01 a.m.


July31, 2017 11:59 p.m

1 winner of 1-year Caltex fuel supply in the form of StarCash worth Php100,000
1 winner of Php1 million Visa card credit


Caltex with Techron contains the new Clean & Glide. This technology lessens friction thus reducing wear and tear between key engine components and helps provide enhanced engine protection, improved fuel economy and maximized power with continued use over time, all key in helping provide a more reliable motoring experience.

The Caltex Drive Away a Millionaire promo will run from April 21-July 31, 2017 at Caltex stations. Per DTI-FTEB Permit No. 4157 Series of 2017.