Akari welcomes its newest brand ambassador Michele Gumabao joins Team Akari

Akari, the country’s top lighting and electrical brand, is proud to announce Michele Gumabao, three-time UAAP Champion and former UAAP Best Blocker and Finals MVP, as its latest brand ambassador joining Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng (current Akari faces) and Alvin Patrimonio and Asi Taulava (former Akari endorsers).

Gumabao earns the distinction of being the first female athlete tapped to represent the brand. “Akari associates itself with athletes – both delivering important attributes in their respective fields: power, energy and durability. Michele is a respected volleyball player who has successfully transitioned from collegiate competition to the professional league. Her stint in the pro ranks is a display of her staying power, both in and off the court. To date, she remains as one of the Philippine volleyball scene’s freshest and brightest faces”, said Marian Gomez, marketing manager of Akari Lighting and Technology Corp.

Watch out for Michele Gumabao as she shares her firsthand experience with Akari products. For updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@akarilights).


AdU Appoints Franz Pumaren As New Soaring Falcons Head Coach

Adamson University officially names Franz Pumaren as the new head coach of the Soaring Falcons men’s basketball team effective January 1, 2016.

Pumaren is a seasoned professional basketball player and multi-titled coach. He has played most of his professional basketball career in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) for the San Miguel Beermen, where he won nine championships with the team including a Grand Slam feat in 1989.

In the UAAP, Pumaren led the De La Salle University Green Archers to four straight men’s basketball titles from 1998 to 2001 and won his final championship title with the team in 2007. After his UAAP stint, he coached the Air 21 Express team in the PBA for three seasons.

“We are putting our full trust in Franz,” says Fr. Gregorio Bañaga, Jr., CM, AdU’s outgoing president. “While we do not expect an instant transformation, we are optimistic that he and the coaching staff will build us back to become a highly competitive team in the coming seasons to live up to its name, the Soaring Falcons.”

Pumaren’s appointment comes at a most opportune time for Adamson as it tries to rebuild its basketball program and greatly improve the performance of the team. Seeking to exploit its chances, the university will count on Pumaren’s expertise and guidance to come back stronger.

Also taking the lead in welcoming the veteran coach is top lighting and electrical brand, Akari along with the team’s other supporters, Metro Stonerich Corporation and Alliance in Motion Global.

Akari has been a proud supporter of Adamson University’s sports programs for two years. “Akari is committed to back up Adamson Soaring Falcons in its bid to be a consistent UAAP title contender,” says Akari sports director Russell Balbacal. “The appointment of Coach Pumaren will definitely pave the way for the Falcons’ dream of becoming legitimate challengers.”


Congrats, Myrna!

Akari Lighting and Technology Corporation wishes to extend its congratulations to its long-time employee, Ms. Myrna P. dela Cruz as she graduates cum laude from Informatics International College–Diliman.

Myrna joined Akari in 1999 as a promodizer, assigned as training officer in 2008 and was eventually promoted as retail supervisor. Myrna currently holds the position as Akari retail sales manager.

When she asked for the company’s blessing in 2013 to pursue her dream of earning a bachelor’s degree, Akari did not only support her by allowing her to work while studying, but also thru a scholarship in recognition of her loyalty and determination.

“I am really blessed. Although I was not able to finish my degree on time having had to work instead to support my family, my purpose allowed me to finally march this June. Besides to be a degree holder, I pursued my undergraduate studies to increase my knowledge and efficiency, in order to return the trust afforded to me by Akari. I am especially grateful to the Tiu family for their support.” – Myrna dela Cruz

From your Akari Family, congratulations, Myrna and may you serve as an inspiration and testament that determination, coupled with dedication, pays off!


Akari Joins Worldbex 2015

Akari Lighting and Technology Corp. joined the WORLDBEX or The Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition at the World Trade Center Metro Manila last March 11-15, 2015. This construction exposition has been a haven for the local and international building and construction industry, supported by acknowledged sectors of society and a visitor profile of more than 150, 000 per year; it is dubbed to be Asia’s most attended construction exposition.


Akari at worldbex 2014

Akari, a staunch supporter of the Philippine World Building and Construction Exposition (Worldbex) is poised to forge new partnerships at the local and international building and construction industry at the World Trade Center on March 12 to 16, 2014

The 5-day exhibition will highlight Akari’s Projects Division, the company’s arm for architectural and building design requirements for lighting, wiring devices and emergency lights to exhaust fans and louvers.

The booth was practically designed to showcase the application of Akari’s varied product lines which also include moisture/ dust proof luminaires, ceiling fixtures and outdoor lighting.

Another booth highlight is Akari’s LED lighting technology. Learn how much savings you get when you use LED bulbs, product applications and advantages from the Akari team. Plus, get big discounts on selected Akari products when you buy on the spot.


Akari’s new ambassador

Akari signs new brand ambassador: Akari Lighting, one of the country’s leading distributor of lighting and electrical products, signs Actor/TV host/Producer Vic Sotto as the new face of Akari. The company is poised to make Akari as the brand of choice in quality & affordable LED bulbs and rechargeable lighting. (Photo shows,from left) Cherifer M. Santos, Marketing Manager of Akari; Vic Sotto; Princess Floro, Brand Manager of Akari and Elizabeth Navarro, Retail Division Head of Akari.