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December 2016


Nike SB pays homage to the purple box years by deciding to grace fans with camouflage renditions of the Dunk Low Pro SB and Zoom Stefan Janoski HT. The Dunk Low comes with white leather accented by camo panels and Swoosh. While the Dunk is complimented by the Stefan Janoski HT which features a complete camo upper offset by a white sole unit and black Swoosh. Both pairs feature a panther insole graphic in camo and are now available for purchase at Premiere for $90 and $95 respectively.

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You just got your much-awaited 13th month pay. You’re happy and very much eager to spend it on some things you’ve been longing to do—or buy—a couple of months earlier.

But hold your horses! As with any other things in this world, money will also disappear and will simply go to waste if you don’t spend it wisely. Temptations abound during the holidays so it’s best to think of ways on how to use your precious 13th month pay efficiently and wisely. You don’t want to end up with an empty wallet right after receiving your bonus, don’t you?

The Philippine Association of Legitimate Service Contractors (PALSCON), the country’s biggest group of service contractors that have provided decent and quality work to many Filipinos, said many fall to their impulses, especially those who will get their 13th month pay the first time. “It’s all about a bit of planning, knowing priorities when it comes to spending. I’ve seen many of our employees who go excited of becoming a ‘one-day millionaire’ once they lay their hands on their money, then feel sad once all of it are gone and they’ll ask themselves ‘what happened there?’” explains Rhoda Caliwara, President of PALSCON.

So it’s really best to sit down and think of what to do first with your bonus while it’s not yet with you, says Caliwara. That way, you’ll have a clear mind of what to do and how to do it when it comes to spending your hard-earned money. In short, plan.

The first thing to do is save, using part of the bounty as part of a savings fund that can hopefully earn enough via time deposits or special investment funds. These funds can help through times when spending on things such as tuition fee payments for the kids or even for a possible business venture.

You can also minimize your debt profile by paying them off, Caliwara said, though not really paying all of it in one go. It’s best to pay it a bit so as not to accrue on interest. It works for those with credit cards who pare down their expenses and at the same time pay their interest on time.
Aside from a possible business venture for those who may have an entrepreneurial mindset, allocating part of the bonus for use in special investment instruments, real-estate or even a family or personal car can be options, but first check if going into these investment choices is feasible given your financial capabilities. Evaluate. Assess. Rethink.

You can even save some of your bonus to build up emergency funds for unforeseen circumstances such as medical emergencies, whether your own or a family member, house repairs after a storm or disaster, or even for fixing your car after a sudden breakdown. There can be lots of other things you can put your saved money to good use. As they say, you can never tell if and when an emergency happens so it’s best to be ready.

But most of all, don’t forget about yourself. You can save some as a personal treat after being hard at work for a year and spending countless hours toiling in labor. You can never be accused of being a spendthrift if you want to enjoy on some things and be pampered. Treat it as a reward so you won’t feel deprived, more of a “me” time when it comes to your hard-earned money. You definitely deserve it.

“At PALSCON, we encourage our members to teach their employees the basics of financial literacy. It’s hard to get a job these days and even harder to earn decent pay so teaching their employees about spending wisely, especially during the holidays, is a good way of showing we care for our employees’ welfare. They should learn to preserve their riches for anything that can happen in the future. It’s all about being prepared—and being wise,” explains Caliwara.


For more about PALSCON, visit www.palscon.org or go to their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/palscon.ph or Twitter, twitter.com/palscon1987.


Heads up! This hasn’t been officially confirmed yet by either brand. A new Instagram post by H BEAUTY&YOUTH appears to show a forthcoming Brain Dead x Vans collaboration. This iconic Era looks to be the silhouette of choice for Kyle Ng and Ed Davis, who have given the pared-back canvas model a light pink makeover and covered its base with intricate tongue-in-cheek illustrations in black.

The graphics are continued on the vulc midsole as well. Final touches to the design include black lacing and tonal suede overlays along the forefoot and heel. Stay tuned at Skate Shoes PH for more information regarding pricing and release outlets.


Stefan's latest is his most premium look to date, combining natural-toned leather and a custom closure. It's the limited-edition Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski AC Men's Skateboarding Shoe that brings a high-end look and feel to the street classic, with premium nubuck leather inside and out. Classic hook-and-loop straps—Janoski's preferred closure system—offer easy on and off in the session and beyond.Buy now! $135.

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The best thing about skateboarding is that there are no rules - no scoreboards, no refs or coaches telling you how you need to do it. Skateboarding is a totally individual sport. You can skate whenever you want (except at night), and however, you want. And yes, it’s a lot of fun, too. And getting started is easy. All you need to do is pick the right skateboarding gear.

There are two main types of boards: the longboards for cruising around and shorter boards for riding at skateparks and doing some cool tricks on ramps or the street.

But the big question is? Where to buy skateboards and parts in Manila / Philippines?

For me, the best place to buy a skateboard is your local skate shop. There will have a wide selection of skateboards and, most important, knowledgeable salespeople who can steer you in the right direction.

If you have no idea where to find them? You might want to start OLX, Lazada, or Galleon PH to give you an idea of the prices. If you're short on cash, you can buy second-hand skateboards, cheap skate shoes on sale, and parts on Facebook Groups like Skateboarding Philippines. On this kind of 2nd hand items that tend to wear and tear, I prefer to set a meet up with the seller to check on the physical condition and decide if I'll be buying the item.

Of course, there are Google and Facebook pages you might want to check out.

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/search/pages/?q=skateboards

Google:

http://bit.ly/2hNulPP

You can find deals and cheap skate shoes on sale at superstores (Center of Gravity, We Legendary, Stoked, etc.), but when it comes to skateboards, you get what you pay for.


With all of the tech advancements that Nike SB is championing on the likes of their latest batch of signatures, there’s still nothing quite like a classic. That’s why we're happy that the Nike SB Dunk Low is back in a Pro construction complete with an iconic color combination of Black/White/Gum for this Christmas season. We’ve seen this combination on the Nike SB Dunk numerous times, but the addition of a smooth black leather paired with synthetic suede panels is a nice change of pace.

White swoosh matches the midsole and tongue branding for a classic finish while a gum bottom hides additional Zoom Air for added comfort.

Grab your pair today from Premier! $90.




I’m a skater, and I love to skate. But the problem is, the rough roads and broken sidewalks of my town are the only places I have. In Paranaque, they’ve got all kinds of sports, with many people supporting them. The thing is, they don’t have any skateparks. Skating and biking youth needed a safe and appropriate place to practice their sport.  There are plenty of  basketball courts – why no skate park?  What we're begging for is a beautiful place for both kids and adults to enjoy for years to come.



Rakrakan Presents: OPM Against Drugs!
100 Bands, 5 Stages, 1 Big Event
+ Art + Skate + Merch Exhibits

PRE-SALE Regular and VIP Tickets* are NOW AVAILABLE at all SM Tickets Outlets NATIONWIDE! Limited tickets ONLY! BUY NOW before pre-sale tickets run out! VIP tickets also come with tons of freebies + Meet & Greet!

REGULAR PRE-SALE: P350
REGULAR EARLY-BIRD: P500
REGULAR DOOR: P600
VIP PRE-SALE: P1500
VIP DOOR: P2000
*Prices are exclusive of SM Tickets charge

You can also buy online via https://smtickets.com/events/view/5021. For ticket inquiries call 470-2222

MOVE STAGE
INDIE STAGE
MOSH STAGE
SLAM STAGE
GROOVE STAGE
(Bands To be Announced)

For updates, follow our Facebook RAKISTA and Rakrakan Festival or visit our website: www.rakrakanfestival.com.

For sponsorship, send us a message via facebook or website rakrakanfestival.com


HOUKIE 12 DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS!!!!

ITS THAT TIME OF YEAR.... 

CHRISTMAS (OR WHICH EVER HOLIDAY YOU CELEBRATE THIS TIME OF YEAR) IS A TIME OF GIVING!

Everyone here at Houkie would like to give away some skate stuff for the holidays!! If you would like to possibly be one of the skaters who receives a gift from us.... all you need to do is be sure to like our Facebook page, follow us on Instagram (@HOUKIESSS) and send us a message either through Instagram or on Facebook saying #houkieholidays

It's that simple!! We will be giving away the following gifts....

December 13th: Pack of Houkie Stickers
December 14th: Skateboard necklace
December 15th: Skateboard clock necklace
December 16th: Houkie Key Chain
December 17th: Skateboard carry bag
December 18th: Houkie Grip tape
December 19th: Skate Tool
December 20th: 52mm UGIN wheels
December 21st: Bones Reds bearings (set of 8)
December 22nd: Pair of Pilot Pro trucks (red)
December 23rd: Houkie Skatebaord Deck
December 24th: 4K ULTRA HD Sports Action Camera

Lots of good stuff to get! Be sure to tell your skate buds and have them enter to win!!

Winners will be announced here and on our Instagram page each day! Entries are due by December 12th at midnight!!

Good luck and Happy Holidays from us at Houkie Skateboard Shoe Protector!!



CPB Customs channels his inner Nigo on the Nike SB Dunk Low “Bape Camo” Custom. Using an authentic Bathing Ape camouflage jacket, this custom reconstructs the skateboarders favorite with the Far East outerwear icon.  Ape branding tops off the uppers, with grey tongue and outsole, adding quiet contrast to this custom take. For more of CPB Custom’s work, check out his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cpbcustom/







More than five years after they've started work on the design, Sneaker Freaker can reveal that this Sneaker Freaker x Globe UNEMPLOYABLE book has finally been released in Europe and North America.

Founded by the Hill brothers way back in 1994, Globe is Australia’s most popular skate brand. The book chronicles the company’s DIY origins in the 70s, charting the ups and the downs, and celebrating the entrepreneurial pizzazz the brothers brought to the fledgling skate industry.

Written by Jason Boulter and with hundreds of interviews adding perspective and dozens of photographers supplying action imagery, it is a part business how-to, part skate history making it a unique book. And at 700+ pages and well over 5kgs, an epic one as well. Sneaker Freaker is quite proud of the work they did on this monster tome.


The standard edition is available in good book stores right now. What you see here is the super-deluxe version that they have made for a lucky few industry folk. The cover was hand-bound in vegetable-tanned leather and embellished with classy gold foil lettering. Dig a little deeper in the skatedeck-strength plywood box and you’ll find our interpretation of the Chet Thomas IV skate shoe. Assembled using the same premium vege-tan leather, Globe’s classic model from the 90s has never looked better.

Unfortunately, this is one of those infuriating money-can’t-buy promo items, but stay tuned and you might just have a chance to win this hefty box set!



THANK YOU SALE 2016

DISCOUNTS up to 70% !!!!

(IN-STORE EVENT from Dec. 3-4) 

WL KAMUNING and RONAC , shops open 1pm - 9pm BOTH shops will be open on SUNDAY(12/4).

- ALL SHOES SALE will start 20% - 70% ( NIKE SB, EMERICA, CONS and Es).
- BUY ONE TAKE ONE on ALL SHIRTS, HATS and SUNGLASSES
(*Pay for higher priced product , you can mix and match brands)
- SILVER TRUCKS + DAY OLD WHEELS COMBO for ONLY Php 2,500
- FREE GRIPTAPE and WL TRUCKER HATS on ALL DECK purchases.

Cheap skate shoes on sale
(*While supplies last)
- Check out the other discounts and promos at the shop.

ALL ONLINE ORDERS WILL BE UPDATED on Dec. 5,2016.

wL KAMUNING
Unit 102 Don Raul Bldg. Kamuning Road Quezon City
(02) 412.8276

wL RONAC
D-3 THE DECK RONAC Art Center, Ortigas Ave. San Juan City
(02) 477.6567

To all our wLOYALS, THANK YOU.

#welegendary


Who wants to WIN a FREE PAIR of Es SHOES !!!!

In celebration of OLDMARKET SKATESHOP's 3rd Anniversary

We Legendary is bringing back our PLEDGE TO THE LEDGE SERIES presented by Es FOOTWEAR.

Battle it out at the new Es Box and get a chance to win a pair.

OLD MARKET SKATESHOP 3RD ANNIVERSARY SKATEBOARD COMPETITION
old market skatepark francisco homes phase O brgy narra city of san jose del monte bulacan category : Best Run A & B Registration: P50 Competition start at 1pm !!!!

#welegendary
#es
#esfootwear
#esskateboarding

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