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4 Kitchen Safety Tips when using LPG

As everyone continues to stay at home, people have been spending a lot of their time in the kitchen lately – from preparing daily meals and trying out new recipes, to cooking with the kids and of course, enjoying homecooked meals with the entire family. With this, kitchen safety is more important than ever, and it starts with securing all the tools and equipment, including making sure your LPG cylinders are safe and professionally installed. Solane, a leading LPG provider in the country, offers these safety tips on the use of LPG to make cooking at home a safe and enjoyable experience. Place the LPG cylinder in a well-ventilated area. When choosing a spot for your LPG cylinder, make sure that there is an opening, such as a window or a door, to ensure adequate ventilation. Make sure that LPG cylinders are also far away from other heat sources, electric outlets, and hazard-prone areas in the house to avoid ignition. Lastly, make sure that your LPG cylinder is in a secure and upright posi

Share the Love, Spread the Cheer this Christmas with Red Ribbon’s Holiday Specials

  While this year’s Christmas is like no other, the season’s message and meaning remind us that despite the year’s challenges, there have been a few important things such as love and sharing that uplifted the spirit and have helped us get through this unprecedented crisis. To continue sharing that love and paying the kindness forward are among the best ways we can meaningfully celebrate this Christmas. Red Ribbon helps us do just that—to Share the Love & Spread the Cheer through Red Ribbon’s Holiday Specials! Watch this heartwarming video from Red Ribbon to find out more.  Christmas simply won’t be Christmas without the Red Ribbon staples and favorites that are perfect as gifts or centerpieces to complete your celebrations with loved ones this holiday season. To make these extra delightful, Red Ribbon’s boxes and pastry packs now come in elegant Holiday-themed designs - gift-ready for this season of giving! There’s  Black Forest Cake that comes with irresistible layers of moist and

The Holidays Bring Families Together in this Alagang Silka Papaya Video

Hindi man katulad ng mga nakaraang Pasko ang pagdiriwang natin ngayong taon, talagang iba pa rin ang Paskong Pinoy, dahil kahit malayo tayo sa ating mga pamilya o mahal sa buhay dahil sa kasalukuyang pandemya ay hindi Ito magiging hadlang upang maipagdiwang at maipadama sa kanila ang totoong diwa ng Pasko. Katulad ng pagalaga Ng Silka, nawa'y maging masaya at #MaalagangPasko ng bawat Pamlyang Pilipino. " Magparamdam ka naman" [ " Let us know how you're doing"] captures the Pinoy yearning: we want to reach out and be with the ones we care about. And families have a history of caring for each other, of being together through tough times and through whatever means - a yearning not even a pandemic can diminish. In the latest Silka Papaya video, a large family is about to come together for Christmas. With a Christmas tree behind him, the Grandfather finishes setting up the dinner table. He calls out to his wife, if she's ready. The Grandmother comes with a bo

TikTok launches its first ever Philippines TVC

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year on TikTok, with an amazing lineup of events, creators, and giveaways.   <Embed TikTok TVC -    https://www.youtube.com/embed/kdStSw2Q4g> In the face of all the adversities and challenges that have come our way in 2020, the holiday season remains to be a bright, shining star that Filipinos can look forward to at the end of the year. As the biggest festival celebrated in the country, this Christmas serves as a bittersweet reminder to cherish every moment that we spend with our loved ones, whether face-to-face or online.  Through a pandemic, back-to-back typhoons, and months spent physically far apart from our loved ones, we should remember that life goes on, no matter how hard things have become. In making every moment count, we must learn to continue on in life with love.  This Christmas, love lives on TikTok. Here, we are able to preserve our precious memories of wonderful times that have passed, and we are given hope that the best st

4 must-try Noche Buena classic dishes with a twist

Food has always been a big part of every celebration. As Filipinos are known for having the grandest Christmas celebration in the world, there will surely be tables filled with unique and festive dishes to match the season’s merriments. Now, to help you get into the Holiday spirit, Solane, the leading LPG brand in the country, shares how to put appetizing and creative twists on some classic Filipino Christmas dishes to level up your Noche Buena.  Glazed Christmas Ham.   A Christmas ham certainly completes a Noche Buena table. But instead of just taking it out of the box and putting it on a plate, make it more flavorful and enjoyable. First, place your ham on a roasting pan lined with foil then score it vertically. In a saucepan over low heat, make your glaze by melting a stick of unsalted butter then mixing in one cup of brown sugar, half a cup of orange juice, half a cup of honey, and two tablespoons of Dijon mustard. Once the sugar has dissolved and the glaze has thickened, pour half

SM and BDO Pamaskong Handog 2020 on Dec 13’ in honor of overseas Filipinos

Being away from your family is not easy, and this is what we felt when the entire country went on lockdown due to the pandemic from where we are not able to visit our parents, siblings, kids, or relatives due to the travel restrictions, but can you imagine the feeling of our Overseas Filipinos who have been away from their families even before the pandemic started?  More than heroes they are an inspiration for all of us, and that is why even amid the new normal, BDO and SM Supermalls are finding ways to continue their annual tradition of paying tribute to overseas Filipinos (OFs) and their families during the Christmas season. The companies said that this year, the much anticipated “Pamaskong Handog” will be held as a virtual event; online but still full of star-studded guests and performers and exciting activities that Pamaskong Handog has been known for all these years.     This announcement was made today at a media teleconference, which officially launched Pamaskong Handog 2020: Sa

Jollibee Garlic Pepper Marinated Chicken

  Jollibee innovates with a new way to bring restaurant-quality food to Filipinos with an exciting and delicious new meal anyone can easily prepare at home. Presenting the New Jollibee Ready to Cook Garlic Pepper Marinated Chicken, a first from the Philippines’ top quick service restaurant chain. Get ready to wow everyone at home with restaurant-quality chicken that absolutely hits the right spot. It also doesn’t take too much effort to make, which makes it perfect for those who have to balance making meals with everything else they have to do. The New Jollibee Ready to Cook Garlic Pepper Marinated Chicken gives you the flavorful experience of a restaurant-like meal that you can quickly cook in the comfort of your own kitchen. This absolutely delicious chicken is marinated in tasty garlic pepper sauce, providing goodness that will delight the whole family and be their new favorite at home. “Filipinos are looking for new food experiences and are excited to try new flavors,” said Cathlee

Busy Nurse Coffee for a fairer, slimmer you

  Are you looking for a healthier alternative to your favorite coffee drink? There is one coffee brand  in the market  that not only helps you lose weigh t; it also helps  whiten your skin while maintaining your skin glow.   The Busy Nurse 20 in 1 Coffee Mix is probably the first slimming and whitening coffee mix in the market which contains glutathione and collagen which helps achieve these two goals. It is the brainchild of Mary Rose Yap Zamora, an entrepreneur who is in the business of developing and selling beauty products.   “We started Busy Nurse when we realized that many of the buyers in our shops were looking for healthy  coffee  but we had nothing to offer them,” Zamora said. “Since all of our products were beauty products, we thought of coming up with a coffee that would make users healthier and prettier.”   As its name implies, the coffee contains  20 ingredients. These ingredients are a cai berries,  a loe vera, coffee, collagen, grape seed, Green Tea, Goji Berry, Garcinia

Health Benefits of Blueberries Plus Yummy Blueberry Muffin Recipe

  Blueberries, although not native to our country, have captured the hearts and tastebuds of many Filipinos. Who can deny the charisma of this fruit? Aside from its attractive dark purple color, the balanced flavor of tart and sweet makes blueberries delicious for jams, cakes, pastries, and fruit shakes. Apart from their wonderful flavor, blueberries also contain essential nutrients that benefit the body. These are: Dietary Fiber A high-fiber diet helps maintain lower cholesterol levels that may aid in reducing the risk of heart disease and keeping the digestive system clean. Fiber also adds bulk to our diet, which may help us feel full faster. Good Source of Vitamin C Keeping our body’s immune system strong is a must these days. Vitamin C helps support the immune system. It is also necessary for the growth and development of tissues and promotes wound healing. Vitamin K Vitamin K helps the body regulate blood clotting and bone metabolism. Manganese Manganese helps the body

Bonding Moment at Home with Mekeni Picnic Hotdog

  As a mother, nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of our family. During the time of Enhanced Community Quarantine ( ECQ ) , aside from ensuring the safety of my family and loved ones, the entire duration of lockdown made me realize a lot of things that I should be thankful for. Before the pandemic started, we all wished for days where we can only stay at home, relax, do nothing, or have time to spend with your family. Although not in a way that we are expecting it, Covid -19  turned things 180 degrees. Everyone was advised to stay at home, and jobs were halted for more than two months and adjust to a new normal to prevent the virus from spreading.  For the entire duration of the lockdown, I was thankful enough to be with my husband and daughter, for quite some time that we were not able to have enough time to bond due to work and other errands, the quarantine has been the perfect opportunity for my husband and me to spend quality time with our daughter and for us

Ube Cheesecake Bingsu

  Since the pandemic started, we've learned to be creative and resourceful in different ways, and creating dessert are one of those, because you don't need to go out or spend much to satisfy your dessert cravings. Create your own Bingsu that you can enjoy while watching your favourite Kdrama with this simple recipe.  DIY Ube Cheesecake Bingsu Ingredients :  1 cup evaporated milk 1/4 cup of condensed milk  1 tbsp Ube Flavor  5 lemon Square Cheese Cake 3-5  Cherries Whipped Cream Mint leaves  Procedure 1. In a medium bowl or  measuring cup  mix evaporated milk, condensed milk and Ube Flavor. Pour it in a medium size container or ice tube tray. Freeze it for 1-3 hours until it becomes solid. 2. Take out the ube milk block and put it in a shaved ice machine or you can use food processor, grater, knife or fork to grind the milk  block until smooth. 3. Put the UBE MILK  shaved ice in a chilled serving bowl, add the crumbled Lemon Square Cheesecake on top ( this will add a nice textur

FISHERSUPERMARKET.PH NOW SERVING ONLINE GROCERY SHOPPERS IN METRO MANILA, MANAGED BY BARAPIDOMART

The COVID-19 pandemic has rewritten the rules of retail.  With quarantine restrictions forcing people to stay at home, and safety protocols limiting ease of movement in accessing everyday needs, brick-and-mortar stores have quickly turned to online channels to keep business going.  At the frontline of this digital shift are the retail heavyweights – legacy grocers and supermarkets who supply people with their everyday staples. Fisher Supermarket, the grocery superstore in Quezon City and Malabon that offers the freshest seafood at palengke prices, has also stepped up its online presence, with the launch of its dedicated ecommerce website – the all-new FisherSupermarket.ph. Customers can now access the website and do their virtual grocery shopping, through same-day or next-day express delivery anywhere in Metro Manila.  Among existing online groceries in the country, FisherSupermarket.ph offers the largest selection of products from a single source, clustered into 18 categories – from b

Globe At Home Halloween Celebration

The Halloween celebration is one of the most awaited events every year, especially for kids and kids at heart who have a penchant for spooky things and playing dress-up. While this year’s celebration might be different than usual, don’t that let that stop you from wearing your favorite costume and enjoying all the candies that you can at home! To make this year's Halloween more fun for the family, Globe made this year's celebration possible with Globe At Home’s Halloween @ Home, a virtual Event thru Facebook Live last October 31. The event was attended by everyone’s favorite celebrity family, the Arellanos with Drew, Iya, and their kids, as they took over Globe At Home’s Facebook page and shared their fun Halloween traditions at home! The live stream program started at 10 AM and has been open to the public via glbe.co/GlobeHalloweenAtHome   My daughter Chelsea was excited upon hearing this and dressed up in her costume immediately after breakfast to join the Globe At Home’s Hal

6 Helpful tips for home-based food business start-ups

  One of the silver linings of the COVID-19 pandemic and community quarantine is that they gave way to many delicious food home business start-ups. However, while majority of the start-ups continue to thrive today, home-based food businesses take a lot of work and require thorough research and planning to survive the ever-changing market. If you’ve also been thinking of starting your own food business, let Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, guide you and help you. The trusted LPG gas of many business owners, Solane helps guarantee safety and weighs your LPG with its “Timbang Challenge service” which is essential for food business owners who want to get the best value for their money. Additionally, Solane also offers these practical tips to succeed:  Know your target market. Identify which group your business will target: Is it the health buff or dessert lover? Millennials or moms? By knowing your target market, you will be able to narrow down your food offerings, as

Have a safe and intimate wedding at Bayview Park Hotel Manila

Celebrating life’s biggest milestones can come as a challenge these days, but as the old adage goes, “True love conquers all.” At Bayview Park Hotel Manila, celebrating important moments like weddings, is now possible through its Intimate Weddings program. Through its carefully planned system and strict compliance to existing health and safety guidelines, couples can now safely and conveniently take the next big step in their journey by choosing one of two available packages: the Intimate Wedding Package and The New “I Do” Present Day Wedding Package. Both event packages are already inclusive of food and venue, wedding cake, wine for toasting, venue styling, and room accommodation. Aside from the limited number of persons/guests allowed per event, Bayview Park Hotel Manila ensures guests’ health and safety by foregoing its usual buffet service and serving only plated meals per guest.  Above standard safety measures and protocols are also strictly implemented in the venue. Temperature c

7 Must-see features of the awesome new TECNO POVA

    The newly-rebranded POVA smartphone series combines premium performance and competitive pricing  With the arrival of its POVA series in the Philippines, global premier mobile phone brand, TECNO Mobile, has once again provided consumers with a high-performance phone at an affordable price tag.  Officially launched on October 15, 2020, POVA is exclusively available at the TECNO Mobile PH Official Store in Shopee Mall. This smartphone comes in two attractive colors, Magic Blue and Speed Purple, and is priced at PHP 6,999. Previously released as TECNO Pouvoir, POVA retains key elements from its predecessor, including an outstanding processor, brilliant screen, and superior battery. Built to provide optimal value to users, the new POVA series is flexible and adaptable, capable of delivering the best mobile experience. What exactly can users expect from this performance beast? Here is a list of 7 must-see features of the awesome new TECNO POVA.  1. A 6000mAh super battery with a stand

5 Reasons Why Your Hair Might be Falling Out

  Losing up to 100 strands of hair every day is normal. If your hair starts to shed more significant than usual, or if they do not grow back as they should, it can be a source of concern. Once the cause is detected, hair fall remedy or baldness cure for hair loss treatment can be easier.  While genetic condition like male pattern baldness is the main culprit for hair loss in the Philippines, the causes widely vary: genetic or hereditary hair loss, alopecia areata, male pattern hair loss and reactive hair loss. What are the possible reasons why your hair is excessively shedding? Find out the 5 reasons why your hair might be falling out. Read more: https://bit.ly/35xfuDA  How do you remedy or prevent excessive hair fall? Unlike other treatments, using natural ingredients for your hair is exceptionally safe. In the Philippines, NOVUHAIR® has sustained its market leadership and bagged as the leading hair loss treatment in 2019 (Euromonitor Passport Data 2019). NOVUHAIR® contains only natur

Gardenia Philippines Laging Kasama” free virtual concert.

“Break Bread, Make Music Together” The idea of Bayanihan is something that is deeply embedded in our culture. Regardless of how little or how much we have, it is wired in our DNA to always help, share, and support others, especially during times of crisis. This selflessness is what Gardenia Philippines successfully captured on its “Laging Kasama” concert, a free virtual concert that was held to celebrate Happy Bread Day. The event, which happened on October 24, 2020 via Facebook Live, gathered some of the best musical acts in the country who entertained everyone with their catchy tunes. The musical gathering invited renowned and rising stage performers like Kim Molina and Jerald Napoles (Rak of Aegis, Jowable, and Ang Pangarap Kong Holdap), Gloc 9, Ebe Dancel, and Keiko Necesario. In addition to the good music, the free event also raffled off free Gardenia bread packs to lucky winners. The campaign is the household brand’s latest effort to share happiness with everyone. The leading pro

Bust out your moves and win P50,000 with the Solane Dance Challenge!

  Get your bodies moving, bust out your winning dance moves and get a chance to win P50,000 by joining the Solane Dance Challenge social media contest! Participants may check out the Solane Dance Challenge, set to the new brand jingle, which is already uploaded on leading LPG provider Solane’s official Facebook page ( https://web.facebook.com/solane.ph ). Joining is easy! Participants who want to join the contest must form a dance crew and produce their own dance video following the exact choreography of the Solane Dance Challenge which was created by the dance crew Live, Love, Party. Each group must consist of 2-5 members only aged 12 years old and above and could be made up of friends, officemates or family members, making it the perfect opportunity for bonding moments amid the pandemic!  All entries must be submitted before November 27, 2020 and uploaded on the Facebook account of the team’s representative with the caption, “Hi! We are (participants’ names or team name) from (parti

Understanding mental health and your overall well-being

  With almost half of our year being spent at home due to quarantine, staying positive, and avoiding depression is not easy, with our country being one of the highest rates of depression in Southeast Asia even before the COVID-19 pandemic began, with more than three million Filipinos afflicted with the illness.  Health experts say that anxiety, depression, and insomnia have become more prevalent among Filipinos in the past seven months since the pandemic began.  Based on the PhilCare CQ Study, which was conducted during the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) period, 95.9 percent of Filipinos surveyed were worried about the health of their loved ones. Furthermore, nine out of ten respondents (89.9%) were “anxious about getting COVID-19.” Half of the 800 people nationwide who were surveyed (49.1%) also reported that their sleeping habits had "gone bad.” Practically half (45.5%) also said that they were having difficulty concentrating on daily tasks.  Worsening situation According t

Make bonding extra special just like Regine and Nate Alcasid in this new Jolly Spaghetti Ad

 As parents, nothing makes you happier than wonderful and magical bonding moments with your child. That quality time you spend with them and seeing them have the time of their lives with you, go a long way in bringing you closer together—especially when their favorite treat is around, too.  Mom and son duo Regine and Nate Alcasid-Velasquez show what it’s like to have a great time together by simply spending time with each other at home—no need to go somewhere or do something fancy—in their latest Jollibee commercial. The new ad shines a spotlight on how sweet memories are simply made over delicious food; in Regine and Nate’s case, their bonding moments are made more special by the food they absolutely love, which is their favorite pinakamasarap and pinakasulit Jolly Spaghetti.  That’s because the meatiest, cheesiest, and pinakasweet-sarap Jolly Spaghetti can easily make your day, making it the most sulit treat you can share when you’re bonding with your child.  “As a parent, you tend t

Skin Magical’s Ghie Pangilinan makes milestone birthday memorable

  Skin Magical top honcho Ghie Pangilinan turned 40 last Sept. 11 while the country is still in the quarantine period due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thus, she decided to take her birthday celebration one step further by making  it a good reason for other people to be joyful as well. Ghie opted to share her most treasured day with the elderly being taken care of at the Haven for the Elderly in Tanay, Rizal. Bags of groceries and bundles of assorted clothes were brought in at the retirement home with her staff members distributing them to  each lolo and lola who thanked her profusely for her kindness and generosity. They were equally delighted by the sumptuous foods prepared on the table. Everyone expressed appreciation at how Ghie would always remember to  celebrate her treasured day with them since 2014. And during this quarantine  season, Ghie sends them goods without fail. Her over 400 employees were likewise treated to a special feast by serving them by batches and observing physi