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Jolly University Year 5 Grand Cook-Off finale

Young culinary talents showed their talents and expertise in the kitchen at the Jolly University Year 5 Cook-Off Finale. Attended by most of the promising students of every campus in the country.The culinary competition consisted of of  the Top 20 elite finalist focused on elevating and creating an eveeyeve dishes with this year's theme " Innovate,Create, Share" 
In this competition, the finalist was test with their kitchen skills and creativity to come up with the best dish creations under modern Filipino and Fusion Categories.  The Grand Cook-Off attracted hundreds of culinary and HRM college students from campuses all over the metro and nearby locations.     





Top 20 Finalist
Richmond Suntay (University of Sto.Tomas)Jericho Pareja (Lyceum of the Philippines University-Manila)Jenald Pascual (NCBA Fairview) Phoebe Punzalan (CEU-Makati)Zire Oliver Romero (Lyceum of the Philippines University-Manila)Andrea Marie Saclao (Lyceum of the Philippines-Manila)John Phillip Brocoy (E…

Topps Sarap ToppStar Season 4

This is your kids’ chance to star in their own TV show  Rebisco’s Topps Sarap is looking for the next batch of Toppstars



Is your child the next big TV star?

Topps Sarap, a favorite cupcake brand from Rebisco, is once again looking for a new breed of talented Filipino kids via the Topps Sarap Toppstar talent search.


Started in 2016, Topps Sarap Toppstar was created as a platform to discover young Filipino talents and celebrate the “topps” factor in each kid. Parents are encouraged to showcase their kids’ talents in singing, dancing, or acting by having them join the nationwide talent search.

Winners of the talent search receive the ultimate prize—a chance to audition for TOPPSTAR TV.

Airing weekends on GMA 7 and GMA News TV, each half-an-hour episode features performances from the kids, interviews with celebrity guests, unboxing videos, comedic bits, Pinoy games, and product reviews. Viewers also get a chance to join in on the fun through interactive activity bumpers.

Journey to stardom

Kuya J’s new Duo Halo-halo Espesyal

Summer is fast approaching and the best way to beat the summer heat is to try some of the yummy cold desserts in town. I was able to try the newest addition to Kuya J's Halo-Halo variant which is the new "Duo Halo-Halo Espesyal".

Last week, I went out with some friends for lunch at Kuya J Restaurant. It was my 4th time to dine in this homey restaurant that serves the best-tasting Filipino dishes. Some of the best dishes that they offer are Grilled Scallops which is one of my favorite to order everytime we dine here, not to mention their Crispy Pata, Kare-Kare, Sinigang, and their Danggit Rice which I really love.




As we all know, Kuya J, is one of the fastest growing Filipino casual dining restaurant in the Philippines and also known as a pioneer in reinventing the unique Halo-Halo Espeyal once again takes its game up a notch with it's newest iconic duo - the new Duo Halo-Halo Espesyal!


“We take pride in being known for our unique and flavorful renditions of Halo-halo…

MiGuard, Your Family's Security at its finest!

Lenten Season is just a few weeks away, and most of us will enjoy our most awaited vacation by going to the beach, or to the provinces and visiting relatives long missed. With this being said, we end up leaving our homes with no one to look after, most of us rely on our ever trusty guard dogs or CCTV's installed hoping this will serve as a deterrent to anyone who will try to break in our homes.

With all the things that is happening in our society today, it's better to be safe than sorry, gearing up your home against any unwanted visitors, or preventing any dangers from escalating is a must,.

Your home should be safe. It should feel like your own personal refuge, a private sanctuary where you and your family can feel most secure and most worry-free.

The demand for home security has always been a top priority for most of us, ensuring the safety of our family from any harm, in the Philippines, just like in many countries, feeling safe within the confines of ones’ home, is never…

Maxicare hosts the first-ever Veggie Festival

We Filipinos love to eat and that is a fact, and we eat to our heart's delight, not thinking about how this can affect our health, including our environment. Most of the time it is really hard to resist the temptation, but it all goes down to discipline and eagerness to change for a healthier you.

It’s about time to eat healthy, live healthy, and take control of your health! As obesity and unhealthy lifestyles continue to grow into a global problem, Maxicare Healthcare Corporation, the country’s leading healthcare provider, arranged its first-ever outdoor festival – Maxicare Veggie Fest 2019, a project in support of the company’s Chairman of the Board Mr. Roberto “Bobby” Macasaet Jr’s personal advocacy for healthier lifestyles.


“One of the easiest ways to start your journey to living a healthy life is by eating a plant-based diet, which is why we are very proud to be holding the Maxicare Veggie Fest.

Mr. Macasaet said that the main objective of this year Maxicare Veggie Fest is t…

Special deal: Two Kuya J Grilled Scallops for Php245 on March 22

Kuya J, the fastest growing chain of Filipino casual dining restaurants in the country, offers Salo-Salo Special, a special deal on one of its best sellers, the Grilled Scallops, on March 22, 2019.

Available in all 108 Kuya J stores nationwide, the one-day promo allows diners—old and new—to enjoy two servings of Kuya J’s famous Grilled Scallops for only Php245.

“Grilled Scallops is one of our best sellers and we want more people to indulge in this fresh, mouthwatering dish through the Salo-Salo Special treat,” said Kuya J Group president Winglip Chang. “This very exciting and affordable deal is perfect for couples, friends, or for anyone who simply loves a generous serving of savory seafood.”

Irresistibly delicious, Kuya J’s Grilled Scallops is an all-time favorite dish. It is cooked to perfection—with lots of cheese, garlic and butter toppings.

Kuya J also offers a variety of Filipino dishes and summer desserts with a twist including Crispy Pata, Roasted Chicken, Kare-kare, and Halo…

Jollibee Kiddie Meal Jollitown Blocks

A new way to make your little one's playtime more  fun and enjoyable this March. Let your kids unleash their creativity and imagination . They can connect and build houses with he newest Jolly Kiddie Meal Toy- Jollitown Blocks.


With the newest set of collectible and easy-to-assemble toys from the country’s largest fast-food chain, kids will surely have fun putting together the colorful homes of Jollibee and Friends.

The little ones can simply put stickers on each of the Jollitown Blocks and assemble them to help Jollibee put the finishing touches to his modern house, welcome Popo to his ball-shaped house, build Hetty her dream flower-themed house, excite Twirlie with an ice cream cone-inspired house, and give Yum his very own burger-shaped house.

Collect all five toys with every purchase of a Yumburger (P80), Yumburger Meal with Drink (P100), Jolly Spaghetti (P95), Jolly Spaghetti Meal with Drink (P105), 1-piece Burger Steak (P95), 1-piece Burger Steak Meal with Drink (P105), 1-p…

Different activities can help develop your child's mind and physical abilities

The school year is about to end, like most of the kids, Chelsea is excited to start her vacation, she even told us about her plans for her vacation, seems funny but this is one way that we see how she tries to manage her time. And aside from playing outside with her scooter and friends, going to the beach, and visiting our relatives, we want her to have a meaningful and memorable vacation.


Chelsea is really full of energy and ideas, aside from drawing, we allow her to do small chores at home and believe it or not, she also managed to grow few plants in her mini-garden. She also started to join fun-runs, which we enjoyed a lot as it serves as bonding time for us. During my younger years, I also wanted to have this kind of activities but time and opportunity forbid it, so this time I wanted my daughter to be exposed to different activities that will help her develop her mind and physical abilities.

Aside from being active, eating is one of the things that she really loves, but as much …

Common Health Risks for People who works in BPO Companies

I started working in the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Industry way back 2007. Being a college undergraduate, I had to support my family and BPO had been my only hope. I worked as a Senior Account Representative in one of the biggest telecommunication company here in the Philippines but the income will not suffice my family’s daily needs. I must say that BPO had been a great help for me and my family.

Working in a BPO will definitely help you financially. In return, you will have a lot to sacrifice. You will have sleep deprivation since you will be working at night most of the time (graveyard shifts). You will not even notice the date, as most of the accounts you will be working for have different time zones. You will turn to foods, (comfort foods) when you are burned and stressed out. You will have less and less time to exercise. As a result, many call center employees are obese.


Common Health Risk 


ObesityDiabetesCarpal Tunnel  Syndrome Bone LossUlcerAnemia



Another effect of BPO …

Achieve your wellness goals with Jolly Cow Non Fat Milk

Summer is just around the corner and most of you wants to achieve the best beach body. Jolly Cow Non Fat Milk is the perfect partner for a healthier lifestyle and wellness goals. 


By now, most of us probably know already the benefits of milk as it contains chock-full of vitamins, electrolytes, and nutrients. And whether you want to light things up or just simply committing to healthier choices, consider rebooting your habits that includes drinking Jolly Cow Non Fat Milk—a delicious and creamy UHT Fresh Milk sourced from Germany's biggest dairy farm where the purest and most premium milk is packed.

Made of 100% pure cow’s milk, Jolly Cow Non Fat Milk contains 0.3% butterfat or the natural fatty constituent of cow’s milk. Aside from its high calcium, protein, vitamins and mineral contents, Jolly Cow Non Fat Milk’s unique Ultra High Treatment (UHT) process allows to preserve the milk’s quality and safety. Jolly Cow Non Fat Milk also possesses greater benefits for your health, that’s…

Landlite Philippines Corporation Latest Lighting Design Trends for 2019

Landlite Philippines Corporation (LPC) the leading distributor of lighting fixtures and solutions in the Country, has revealed the key lighting design trends to look forward to this 2019: Eco-friendliness and sustainability, Multifunctionality, Mobility. Human-centeredness. Members of the media, industry partners, and their top clients had joined the showroom at the lustrous LuxDecor in Bonifacion Global City (BGC), Taguig.

LPC CEO Jocelyn Li shares the latest lighting design trends for the year 2019. This year the company focuses on three main priorities

Quality and ServiceEvolving Trends, Design, and InnovationProduct Sustainability


Marc Nelson, a top host, was introduced as LPC’s newest brand ambassador who will appear in the company’s marketing campaigns and share news about LPC products and industry whereabouts.


Key lighting trends for 2019:



Eco-lighting – more and more, people are becoming more mindful about the environment particularly in waste reduction and recycling. Lighting p…

The 3 Secrets to Level Up Sarap and Lee Kum Kee's newest ambassador

Almost every Filipino families have their secret ingredients on their signature dishes that will make more appealing and enhance the taste of the dish that they are known for.
In a regular Filipino kitchen, condiments and sauces play a big role in bringing out the unique taste on every dish that we serve and makes it outstanding.


With a glorious history of over 130 years, Lee Kum Kee has become an international household name and a symbol of quality and trust, spicing up Filipinos’ kitchens with its celebrated sauces and condiments.
Last Tuesday, February 26, Lee Kum Kee announced celebrity mom and host  Ms. Karla Estrada as its newest ambassador and reveals the three secret ingredients she use in the kitchen to level up the sarap of her Filipino cooking.






“Filipinos have an innate love for cooking, whether it is trying out a new fusion restaurant or cooking up traditional, well-loved dishes at home,” said Mr. Ryan, Esguerra Cruz, Business Manager of Lee Kum Kee Philippines. “We believ…

Wake up to a joyful morning with Jollibee’s Jolly Breakfast Day celebration

The early birds get free delicious Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Sandwiches on March 11


Monday mornings can be the most difficult since it’s the start of another challenging week. But on March 11, 2019, get ready to start your week on an exciting note as Jollibee spreads more joy with Jolly Breakfast Day!

To bring more joy to customers on March 11, the country’s number one fast-food brand will be celebrating “Jolly Breakfast Day”, where free Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Sandwiches will be given to customers seeking a delicious and satisfying way to start their Monday.

From 8:00 to 9:00 AM, head to the nearest Metro Manila Jollibee Breakfast store and get a chance to get your hands on the new Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Sandwich!

“Breakfast is perhaps the most important meal of the day, and a flavor-packed, satisfying meal in the morning can spell the difference between a great day and an ordinary one,” said Mari Aldecoa, Jollibee Marketing Director for Core Category.  “Jollibee’s New Breakfast Sa…

Free Unli Rice during early dinner at all Mang Inasal

Are you one of the Mang Inasal #TeamSolb? Then start
marking your calendar as Mang Inasal is giving a.Free Unli Rice during early dinner at all Mang Inasal stores nationwide.

Mang Inasal is giving all unli-rice lovers a special Early Dinner Treat as part of the brand’s 15th anniversary celebration. Get free unlimited rice servings on all Paborito Value Meals from March 11 to March 28, Mondays thru Thursdays, from 4 to 6 pm only.The Early Dinner Treat promo is available at all Mang Inasal stores nationwide and valid for dine-in transactions only.Come celebrate Mang Inasal’s 15th anniversary with us. Visit any of our over 500 stores nationwide for your Solb sa Sarap, Solb sa Saya Early Dinner Treat with free unli-rice.





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5 Kitchen Hacks that Every Practical Mom Should Know

If there is one thing that we Filipinos love, that is no other than food and eating, no wonder we have a lot of Filipinos who cooks wonderful dishes. We always think about the memories and the bond that we build everytime we eat with our loved ones, and that is one of the reason why we always wanted to cook for our family and friends and that is why Jolly Claro Palm Oil shares not only how to save and budget your grocery but also in setting you up for a healthy-eating success.

Here are some kitchen hacks that won’t only focus on the health of the whole family but also boost your savings:

1.     Create a meal plan.  Meal planning won’t only save us time and money, it can also reduce our daily stress of thinking about what dish to prepare for the day.  In this day and age where fast-paced lifestyle is the new normal, weekly meal planning can save us from food waste. In addition, it’s also a great opportunity to delve into your cookbooks, collect recipes online, and build your library of …

Try Mang Inasal Bangus Sisig this Lent

If you are looking for ways to observe fasting and abstinence this Lenten Season, you may want to try this ‘hidden gem’ in the menu of Mang Inasal.

Try the Mang Inasal Bangus Sisig which a number of foodies claim to be really “Bangusarap!”

Savor this delightful dish of sizzling bangus chunks, seasoned with special spices, ideal this Lenten Season.

During Easter and for the rest of the year, you can still have your fix of Bangus Sisig, together with other Mang Inasal favorites like the Chicken Inasal, Halo-Halo, Pork Sisig, Palabok, Molo Soup and New Iced Gulaman. Visit any of the over 500 stores of Mang Inasal nationwide or place your orders at #733-1111.



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