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It’s 100 Days of Caring and Giving at SM Supermalls

The past years have always had us counting down to the most wonderful time of the year when the ‘ber’ months roll in; Christmas carols fill the air, dazzling tree lights dot the streets, shopping for gifts becomes a sport, and everyone else goes on a diet to make way for Christmas feasts. This year may not be as festive as previous years, but it will most certainly be more meaningful. SM showed us the most uplifting way to best celebrate the season with “100 Days of Caring”; featuring 100 days of spreading love, thoughtfulness, and care for one another and for the communities surrounding our favorite SM malls. The virtual event showcasing the pledges happened Thursday, Sept 16, 2021 over FB Live and WatchSM on YouTube. “100 days of Caring”. To kickstart the Christmas countdown, SM pledged to donate to over 10,000 beneficiaries, namely communities in need, hardworking SM employees, medical frontliners and dedicated delivery partners, among others. Some of the beneficiaries and their pa

Organique’s ImmunoStrongPH campaign supports frontliners during pandemic

  The Department of Health (DOH) recently received over 5,000 blister packs of superfood ORGANIQUE Acai freeze-dried health supplement capsules to support frontliners and healthcare workers from at least 13 beneficiary institutions amid the prolonged pandemic and emergence of COVID-19 variants in the country. As part of its nationwide Immunostrong campaign, Organique Inc. officially turned over the donation to the Philippine Institute of Traditional and Alternative Health Care (PITAHC), which the DOH designated for the distribution and delivery of the 5,644 blister packs in time for the 123rd anniversary of DOH. Marketing Manager for Organique Cristina Go said that the health of medical frontliners and healthcare workers need to be prioritized as they have been selflessly and courageously risking themselves to virus exposure while taking care of patients almost 24/7 since the country declared a state of public health emergency in March 2020. “We are proud to support the DOH in continuo

New safe and secure social networking advocacy app for children now available in the Philippines

The internet is a wonderful place for information, entertainment, and social networking for kids and adults alike. But with the proliferation of fake news, explicit content, and cyber bullying, it’s not a very safe space, even for adults. The web is an even more dangerous place for children in low-income countries like the Philippines where access to low-cost internet and mobile devices is widespread and parental control and adult supervision is lax due to various socio-economic factors. In fact, the country is considered one of the world’s top hot spots for online child sexual exploitation among 10-14 year-olds. This is the situation that has prompted Terre de Hommes-Netherlands, an international non-governmental organization advocating and working for the prevention of child exploitation in 17 countries including the Philippines, to develop a revolutionary new digital app that’s totally safe and secure for young users including children. Called Voice for Change, the app was co-crea

P1-M na Kabuhayan Loan para sa mga MSMEs, handang ipautang ng BDONB

  Maraming Pilipino ang nangangarap makapag patayo ng kanilang sariling negosyo, at sa mga pinalad na makapagsimula ng kanilang negosyo ay makikita  mo ang kanilang dedikasyon  upang mapalago at mapagbuti ito. Ngunit may mga pagkakataon na  matumal o hindi inaasahang pangyayari na maaring magdulot ng kakulangan ng kapital para sa Negosyo. Sa mga ganitong pagkakataon, kadalasang nagiging sandigan ng ating mga kababayan ay ang pag aapply sa mga loan. Siguradong naranasan na ng mga maliliit na negosyante ang ma-hassle sa pag-apply ng loan. Nandyan ang mahabang proseso at napakaraming requirements, yun pala nama’y maliit na loan amount lang ang mahihiram. Kaya tuloy ang planong mapalago ang business, hindi nangyari. Sa BDO Network Bank (BDONB), mas pinadali ang proseso at simple lang ang requirements sa pag-aapply ng loan.  At higit sa lahat, siguradong mabibili ang planong additional inventory/equipment para makapag-expand ng negosyo dahil hanggang P1 milyon ang maaring maipahiram Sa pama

LG Goes Beyond Boundaries With New Monitor Line

  Over the past year, working from home has gone from the exception to the norm. The convenience of foregoing hours stuck in traffic, as well as being safe from the pandemic, directly translates to increased happiness, efficiency, and productivity. Consumers were quick to transition at home. However, not all setups were conducive as a workspace. One of the biggest issues that arose was the requirement for proper computer monitors. One of the segments that grew the most over the past year has been monitors. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), in the 4th quarter of 2020, the monitor market grew 16.9% year over year with shipments surpassing 39.2 million units worldwide. LG Electronics, always at the forefront of innovation, has seen this surge and developed new line of monitors that improve upon existing technology in order to help users even more. Whether you’re a hardcore gamer, a budding streamer, or just working from home, LG has a monitor that’s perfect for you.

Dole’s sun-powered Promo ends with the biggest Pachinko game in the world

  Did you catch Dole & Seasons Plantation Pachinko grand raffle draw? Php 1 million for the taking in a draw that’s larger than life! The Plantation Pachinko aired live on the official Dole PH Facebook page yesterday, July 27. For the past 2 months, Dole and Seasons have been bringing #SunshineForAll by giving away daily cash prizes to lucky Filipinos who entered the first-ever sun-powered promo, ‘Araw Araw Base sa Sikat ng Araw.’  Winners took home up to Php 40,000 every day, depending on the sunshine level at the Dole plantation in Polomok, South Cotabato. It was a battle for the brightest sun power! However, the excitement didn’t end there: Dole and Seasons gave one lucky winner Php 1 million in the Plantation Pachinko grand draw! But this Pachinko isn’t like any that you’ve seen before.  The big finale culminated in what could be the world’s largest Pachinko board, set in Dole's Pineapple Plantation in Polomolok, South Cotabato.  The event was hosted by Robi Domingo, Gretch

A complete K-experience with Kenny Rogers’ Kimcheese Roast!

  Taste K-love in every bite as Kenny Rogers Roasters brings the unique flavor of Korea in a new K-licious offering! Passion. Precision. Purpose. Three traits that epitomize the Korean approach to life, to elevate everything that they touch, from music, to tv series, to food – traits shared by Kenny Rogers in developing the many ways to enjoy deliciously healthy, juicy, roasted chicken to Filipinos. Kenny Rogers Roasters has taken inspiration from this global phenomenon to give its customers a truly complete Korean flavor experience with the new Kimcheese Roast! It is marinated with Gochujang paste to give a well-balanced sweet, sour and spicy flavor that’s distinctly found in Korean cuisine. Each chicken comes with Kenny Rogers’ signature Kimcheese sauce that gives a spicy sour kick, cutting no corners on its flavors, richness, and creaminess. Adding a delightful contrast is a ring of crunchy and refreshing sesame bean sprouts that perfectly presents the dish. With the new Kimcheese

Sharp Philippines Provides Solutions For The Rainy Season

We are now in the middle of the year, which means more rainy days are coming. Apart from staying cozy inside your home, now more than ever is the time for you to know about how technology can help you to enjoy a safe and convenient household. So, how can Sharp Philippines make your rainy days much better? We Filipinos are indeed familiar with the worries that come with the rainy season. Drying clothes can be challenging, the humidity swiftly changes, and the breakout of mosquitoes after every rainfall. However, there are ways in which we can have better preparation for this season.  The great thing is, Sharp Philippines came up with a range of brilliant and innovative home appliances. Sharp can help you be comfortable within the safety of your home. And with these products, any day of the wet season will just be another worry-free rainy day. Here is a list of home appliances that will ease your life during the rainy season:  No Holes Tub Fully Automatic Washing Machine The rainy season

5 activities to turn family merienda into fun bonding moments

  For Filipino families, merienda is a tradition typically enjoyed twice a day, either between breakfast and lunch, and between lunch and dinner. But beyond this, it’s also as good a time as any to catch up and bond over light and easy-to-prepare delicious food.   Add a twist to your family’s usual merienda to make them more fun and exciting. Here are five activities worth a try:     Do the no-phone tower challenge   Distractions can occur during merienda time, so one way to avoid them is by setting aside phones and tablets during merienda. Of course, rules are no fun, so turn it into a challenge instead. Do this by stacking all of your phones at the center of the table. The challenge is this: the first one to get their phone from the tower gets a penalty, like cleaning up after merienda.     Play games   What is merienda without yummy snacks? Use your family’s favorite snacks as part of the games that you could play. Two games come to mind: Build-a-House a

Watsons and Grab announce online health and beauty partnership in the Philippines

  A.S. Watson Group, world’s largest international health and beauty retailer, and Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading superapp, launch their Philippine partnership today, which will make essentials such as medicines and self-care products more accessible to Filipinos. The two leading brands entered into a cooperation agreement on these fronts: ●       Watsons x GrabMart Consumers can also enjoy more ways to shop for Watsons health and beauty products online through GrabMart! The tie-up is initially available in Metro Manila and Cebu and will expand to all Grab serviceable areas soon. Consumers can order for their groceries and other essentials and have them delivered to their doorstep in 60 minutes.   ●       Watsons Online x GrabExpress: consumers can order for their health and beauty essentials online and have it delivered in 5 hours or less through Watsons App’s Express Delivery service . This service is co-powered by Grab’s delivery service, GrabExpress .   ●       Watsons x GrabPay:

Here’s why Chickenjoy is the Pride and Joy of the Philippines

  Filipinos are well known and loved around the world. That much can’t be denied, as our culture and race have made a lot of notable contributions to the international scene. Whether it’s unbeatable creative talent, inventions that help shape our lives, or simply the tireless workforce that helps keep everything going, Filipinos have long been the source of wonderful things. But out of all the contributions the Philippines has given the world, there’s nothing quite like Jollibee Chickenjoy. The best-tasting crispylicious, juicylicious fried chicken has become an iconic taste that brings so much joy to so many people not just at home, but all around the globe. Jollibee’s new TV commercial highlights why Chickenjoy is becoming a world-class food icon. This new ad features three iconic Filipino household names—Pia Wurtzbach, Anne Curtis, and Aga Muhlach—each representing an aspect of Chickenjoy that makes it the pride of the Philippines. Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach represents the

GrabMart with SM Markets offers convenient online grocery shopping

  Although restrictions are now being eased for individuals that can go outside of their residence, I still choose to stay at home and decide to buy our food, groceries, and other pabili using the delivery service of Grab.  Aside from the convenience, I know that every time I book their services, I also contribute to allowing businesses to recover and delivery riders to secure their earnings despite the pandemic. After more than a year of community quarantine and restriction, Delivery Services like Grab are still one of our preferred choices in having our personal needs delivered to our doorsteps. Aside from cheap and reasonable rates, their delivery riders are also courteous. To also give consumers a wide variety of selections in purchasing what they need, Grab has partnered with SM Market to allow us to shop with more choices in the convenience of our homes. A stronger partnership to serve Filipinos better SM Markets ’ availability on GrabMart is the latest strategic partnership be

Lucky Pinoys win up to Php 40,000 daily in Dole’s sun-powered promo

Dole and Seasons kicked off their ‘Cash Prizes Araw-Araw Base sa Sikat ng Araw’ promo last May 25, and many daily winners are already enjoying their prizes!  The lucky winner of Php 17,200 is Diana Non, from Taguig City. She chanced upon the promo after being a long-time follower of Dole on Facebook. “ Napanood ko yung live ni Gretchen & Robi, pinakinggan ko ang mechanics and super na-excite ako talaga. Kaya bumili agad ako ng Dole Pineapple Juice para makasali,” she said. (“I caught Gretchen & Robi’s livestream, so I listened to the mechanics and it got me really excited. That’s why after watching the live show, I immediately purchased Dole Pineapple Juice to join,” she said.) Non expressed her gratitude, as the money had been life-changing saying, “Sobrang laking tulong ito sa akin at sa aking pamilya, lalo na sa panahon na ito na mahirap ang hanapbuhay dahil sa pandemya. Sobrang natuwa ako kasi may tindahan ako na kakasimula lang nung January, yung perang napanalunan k

Sharp AQUOS - Two Decades of Excellence, Quality, and Innovation

  Sharp Philippines’ AQUOS LCD TV has entered its 20th anniversary. And what a better way to celebrate this momentous occasion than to launch a new series of 4K TVs? These upcoming LCD TVs remind us how much Sharp has innovated their products over two decades of providing quality entertainment products. It felt just like yesterday, but 2001 was the pivoting point of Sharp when it turned its tube TVs into LCD TVs. Gone are the days when we had to hit the tube to get a clearer image; with the newest line-up from Sharp, all you have to do is power the device, sit back, and relax. Sharp PH officially unveils a 70-inch 4K Smart Android TV with Google voice assistant and Google Duo for video call! Since cinemas and theaters are still closed, it is a wise thing to invest in your home entertainment. A TV upgrade will definitely come in handy when you want to unwind with your loved ones after a tiring day at work. Who needs to go out for movies if you feast your eyes and ears on an immersive ex

A Variety of Fun and Healthy Snacks for the Kids

It is never too early to get your kids eating healthy. Of course, that is easier said than done for a generation of children weaned on fast-food and chicheria. But that’s not to say you should just give up. On the contrary, you should strive all the more to introduce your bundles of joy to healthy treats! One of the secrets to doing that is by getting creative with the snacks you give your kids, so they can enjoy snack time and get nutritional benefits at the same time.  Lucky you then because Gullón is now in local shores, and it is here to help you! One of Europe’s leading biscuit manufacturers, Gullón is renowned for its crackling tasty treats, from its choco-flavored Dibus Sharkies crackers to its savory fish-shaped Mini-Fish biscuits. Gullón’s crackers also have nutritive value as a serving of it will give your kids 6 grams of protein and 2.3 grams of fiber. Protein, of course, is vital to your kids’ growth and development. Fiber, on the other hand, is essential in ensuring a h

Why fathers should play an active role in raising Champions

  The present situation has opened the door for fathers to play a more vital role in their child’s growth and development. With them spending a lot more time at home than ever before, dads can now share the load in running the household with their partners. Research has shown that parent-child interactions in the early ages can lead to more positive cognitive and socio-emotional benefits and more are recognizing the unique benefits of father-child play. Former MILO champion Japoy Lizardo has taken this trend to heart as a father to his sons Jace and Jevi. In celebration of Father’s Day, he offers his tips and advice for dads to help them be more involved and take a more active role in caring for their children. First and foremost is the need to be as resourceful and creative as he can to take care of his kids’ physical health. “Ngayon mas kailangan maging creative and resourceful para sa mga activities ng mga kids. Unlike before na pupunta lang kayo sa park at maglalaro o pupunta lang

Father’s Day celebrationwith the New Red Ribbon Online Store and ReGALO e-Gift Card

  Dads are known as the providers of the family, the ‘pillar of the home’. While they’re usually the ones who go out to work to earn a living, they always make time to bond and share fun and delightful moments with their wife and kids. With the ongoing pandemic still forcing most of us to stay at home, dads have had to expand their roles and skills like learning new recipes and cooking, taking up hobbies to bond with their kids, and doing DIY projects to redecorate their house—they do these and so much more while juggling work-from-home duties. This just shows that no matter how stressful things can get, they still constantly find ways to show their love and dedication to their families. Indeed, each day is an opportunity to show gratitude for dads, but a timely message that’s often left out is “I’m proud of you, dad!” With Father’s Day drawing near, there’s nothing more special—and endearing—than expressing this heartfelt thought with any of Red Ribbon’s delectable cakes and pastries