Thursday, May 13, 2021

Enjoy Savings With the Subway Savers!

 

For a limited time offer up to June 30, 2021. Subway Savers will surely satisfy your fresh cravings that are budget-friendly! Choose from three options that shall perfectly fit the size of your group and enjoy the ultimate snack time with your family and friends in the safety and comfort of your homes!


  • SAVERS FOR 2
For only Php 285, enjoy a delightful (2) Pepperoni Delite Pandesal Sliders along with (2) Cookies and (2) 12 oz. Drink! Save as much as Php49 with this combo meal for you and you're special other!

  • SAVERS FOR 3
For only Php 340, grab a bite of (3) Pepperoni Delite Pandesal Sliders and (3) 12 oz. Drink! Save as much as Php28 when you order a merienda fit for a group of three or when two pandesal sliders just aren’t enough to satisfy your cravings.

  • SAVERS FOR 4
For only Php 600, you get the ultimate deal of enjoying (2) 6-inch Subway Melt, (2) Pepperoni Delite Pandesal Sliders, (2) 16 oz. Drinks and (2) 12 oz. Drinks! Save as much as Php 148, with these deliciously loaded choices that are also a great summer snack.


ENJOY SAVERS AT HOME BY ORDERING THROUGH MESSENGER “BOTTY”

Subway continues to offer safe and affordable snack choices for the perfect merienda experience to those working from home. 

Merienda in the Philippines is usually enjoyed around 3 to 5 in the afternoon or between lunch and dinner. And is usually seen as a break to re-energize and as a reward for a job well done. 

To inform customers of our safety protocols, Subway is strictly following the IATF approved guidelines in proper food management and packaging hygiene. All of this is to ensure that you are safely enjoying your favorite subs and choices at the comfort of your homes. 

So delight yourself and your friends & family with Subway’s delicious and freshly made subs by ordering through GRAB, FOODPANDA or  through delivery via FB Messenger “Botty”


Enjoy Up to 38% Discount on Quality Appliances at Hanabishi’s LazMall Summer Sale This May 15



If you’re looking to replace your old appliances or just want to invest in new ones, now’s the best time to do so. Head on over to the Hanabishi Appliances flagship store on Lazada to get amazing deals on a wide range of quality products from one of the Philippines’ most trusted brands.

Happening on May 15, 2021, Saturday, Hanabishi’s LazMall Summer Sale offers up to 38% discount on select appliances.

“This is one of the biggest sales of the summer, and we are making some of our top-selling appliances available at discounted prices. Being on Lazada, we have noticed a new emerging market for our products. Aside from the usual female homemakers, we also have a lot of millennials and young professionals who are starting to venture into the world of ‘adulting’ as buyers of our products. This is a good opportunity for those who are looking for quality appliances at more affordable prices.” ~Cherish Ong-Chua, Hanabishi Appliances Vice President for Finance and Marketing



Hanabishi Appliances on Sale
Among the items up for sale is Hanabishi’s top-selling air fryer oven (HAFEO30SS). Add it to your cart now, so you can check it out by Saturday.

Also on sale are the Hanabishi smokeless indoor griller (HSMOKELSS-50), ice maker (HICEMAKER240), hand mixer (HHM56), food steamer (HFS-75), coffee maker (HCM45GCM), electric oven (HEO48RED), juice extractor (HPJ50), slow juicer (HSJ1500), and juice blender (HJB126).

Don’t miss out on its selection of microwave ovens as well. On sale are product models HMO20GS and HMO31ZYM, and the Hanabishi pure stainless steel microwave oven (HMO31PSSM). Its rice cookers (HRC10BRC, HRC15BRC, and HRC18BRC) are also available at discounted prices.

For your cooling needs, there’s the Hanabishi ground fan 20” (HHURRIC-20), industrial floor fan 12” (HIFF-1200BLK), air cooler 6.0L (HAC-650), industrial wall fan 24” (HIWF24), and Desk Fan ((HRA16DF). Its Insect Killers (HINSK50SQM and HINSK70SQM) are likewise on sale.


Vouchers of Up to PhP1,000
Apart from the sale, the appliance brand is also giving away vouchers that you can use for your Hanabishi purchases on Lazada. Up to PhP1,000 will be given away from May 15 to 17. Follow Hanabishi’s Facebook page for announcements.









About Hanabishi:
Spanning more than three decades, Hanabishi has established its reputation as a provider of affordable yet quality home products that last, which paved the way for its tagline “Kapartner from Start to Forever.” Hanabishi Home Appliances are available at leading appliance stores nationwide. For more information about Hanabishi, please visit www.myhanabishi.com/shop/ and like them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MyHanabishiAppliances/.

Unilever Says Yes to Positive Beauty. A New Era of Beauty for the People and the Planet!


Now more than ever, people are becoming more and more conscious about what they buy and consume, supporting brands that align with their values and offer products that do more good than harm. In the same way, companies and brands have been shifting to adopt the same level of responsibility when it comes to the products they offer and the messages they send to their audiences, resulting in purposeful actions that demonstrate care not just for people but also for the planet.

Unilever, one of the leading global corporations, recognizes its role in doing just that and in recent years, has been reinforcing positive action across its brands. In the Philippines, the company’s Beauty and Personal Care Category, home to beloved brands like Cream Silk, Pond’s, Lifebuoy, Closeup, and Love Beauty and Planet, to name a few, unveils its renewed purpose called Yes to Positive Beauty. This is a commitment to bring about positive change through real actions - to do more good, not just less harm, for people and the planet. 

“Our new thrust, Yes to Positive Beauty, is a movement not just for us, but for all Filipinos to champion a new era of beauty and personal care that’s inclusive, equitable, and sustainable. As the number one beauty and personal care company in the country, we acknowledge the part we play in being a force for good, and Yes to Positive Beauty encompasses our commitment to do this through our brands.” ~Dorothy Dee-Ching, Unilever Philippines’ Vice President for Beauty and Personal Care

Four Steps to Positive Beauty
As the beginning of their commitment towards doing more good, Unilever Philippines identifies four key pillars of purpose:

1. Yes to health and wellbeing
After a year that has heightened the importance of health and hygiene, Unilever commits to making hygiene more accessible and affordable for all Filipino families. Partnering with the Philippine Public Health Association, Unilever, through its trusted brands Lifebuoy and Closeup, launched the Hygiene 101 Campaign, a digital information drive equipping Filipinos with 101 hygiene practices to live by.

2. Yes to equal opportunities
Pushing forward the agenda on gender equity, Unilever makes a conscientious effort to provide opportunities for Filipinos across the country. Starting in 2020, Unilever partnered with Mano Amiga and Shopee to create a grant for up to 25 microentrepreneurs to start or restart their business. The grant included not just monetary funding, but also access to training programs for skills needed to sustain their enterprise, and the Shopee marketplace to give life to their business online.

Another partnership piloted in 2020, Cream Silk has teamed up with Edukasyon.ph, the largest education technology platform in the country, to provide Filipinas with the tools they need to be ready for the next opportunity. This 2021, they launched the #ConditionedForGreater Online Academy, a series of free one-hour certificate courses aligned with skills needed to land a new job, even during a recession. 

3. Yes to beauty inclusivity
As one of the top advertisers in the country, Unilever also recognizes how its brands can do their part in shifting beauty standards to combat discrimination and championing inclusion not just in their communications but also across all efforts. The company’s flagbearer for all kinds of beauty, Dove has continued to create safe spaces for all Filipinos to embrace their unique beauty. This year, Pond’s is shifting its products and campaigns to veer away from whitening, empowering Filipinas to love and care for their skin.

Just this April, Unilever also launched its very own online portal www.BeautyHub.ph, a content hub celebrating a progressive, inclusive and tolerant world, representing all types of shapes, sizes, orientations, ages, religions, and more. Your everyday beauty expert, www.BeautyHub.PH celebrates unique experiences through features and content that’s helpful, authentic, and positive.

4. Yes to sustainability
In order to reduce its environmental impact and reinforce its commitment towards more sustainable practices, Unilever has taken key steps across its personal care brands to use less or better plastic.  Unilever says yes to sustainability by saying no to bubble wrap and replacing it with sustainable eco-wrap for purchases from the E-commerce platform Shopee. The company is taking this small step as they continue working with partners to optimize their packaging and further reduce plastic use.

Saying Yes to Positive Beauty
Inviting everyone to join them in their renewed commitment, Unilever is kicking off their Yes to Positive Beauty Sale this May 17-19, 2021 with Shopee! Apart from saying yes to exciting deals and discounts from your favorite brands, like Dove, TRESemme, Cream Silk, Pond’s, St. Ives, Love Beauty and Planet, and more, you’ll be saying yes to sustainability, as Unilever will be rolling out its sustainable eco-wrap packaging for orders with five items and above.

You’ll also be saying yes to equal opportunities and supporting small businesses through Mano Amiga, an organization that creates education and development initiatives to uplift communities in need. With the proceeds from the sale, Mano Amiga will be continuing its program granting microentrepreneurs access to the necessary funds and training courses to help them start, sustain or scale their businesses.


Shoppers can also look forward to the following special deals and freebies during the three-day sale:
  • Additional 15% off when you use the code POSITIVEBEAUTY and many more vouchers throughout the weekend
  • Flash sales, with deals as low as Php 29
  • Free stickers with every purchase
  • First 500 orders with min. spend Php 1,499 to get a limited edition tote bag 
  • First 400 orders with min. spend Php 1,999 to get a limited edition bucket hat 
  • A portion of the proceeds will help support small businesses in partnership with Mano Amiga. 
  • Check out the Positive Beauty Community Sale happening on May 18 featuring the small businesses we supported last year.


So say π‘Œπ‘’𝑠 π‘‡π‘œ π‘ƒπ‘œπ‘ π‘–π‘‘π‘–π‘£π‘’ π΅π‘’π‘Žπ‘’π‘‘π‘¦ by taking part in Unilever Beauty and Personal Care Sale this May 17-19 at Shopee! And say yes to a new era of beauty. Add to cart and check out on May 17, 12-2am

For more information on Unilever’s Yes to Positive Beauty commitment visit https://www.beautyhub.ph/fitness-well-being/positive-beauty-and-personal-care.

Check out our offers at the Uc Official Store: https://shopee.ph/unilever_personalcare and the Positive Beauty Sale on May 17-19https://shopee.ph/m/unilever-super-brand-day.


Tuesday, May 11, 2021

No Cash? No Problem! Shopee Lets You Pay for Your COD Purchases via ShopeePay

Get 20% cashback when you Scan to Pay using ShopeePay for your ‘cash-on-delivery’’ transactions


“As digital payments take on a greater significance in the lives of Filipinos, it is essential that we come up with initiatives that’ll make payments seamless, safer, and more worthwhile for our consumers. Through this additional payment method, we can help people adapt to the evolving digital space and make the transition to a cashless society a lot more convenient.” ~Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines 

The pandemic has pushed a lot of Filipinos to opt for cashless transactions more than ever. The total transaction value of digital payments in the country expects to show an annual growth rate of 16.40% and amount to 28 billion US dollars by 2025. With more Filipinos maximizing the potential of mobile wallets, ShopeePay aims to make it easier and secure for people to turn to digital payment methods. With ShopeePay, users can venture into new opportunities whether it’s for personal or business purposes. 

By using Scan to Pay with Shopee Xpress, Shopee users can check the parcel first to see if the order is correct and in good condition before paying for it. In addition, payment is contactless - ensuring the safety of both the buyers and riders to reduce potential health risks.

To make users' experiences more rewarding, users who pay for their online purchases with ShopeePay through QR code scanning can get up to 20% cashback* until June 10.

Here’s a guide on how users can safely Scan to Pay for their COD purchases via ShopeePay:
  1. Choose Cash on Delivery (COD) as a mode of payment and Shopee Xpress as a shipping option when checking out an item.
  2. Inform the Shopee Xpress rider about the preference to pay COD via ShopeePay
  3. Click ShopeePay wallet and choose “Scan”
  4. Scan the QR code of the Shopee Xpress rider
  5. Input the needed transaction order amount and your ShopeePay PIN
  6. Enjoy 20% cashback once payment is complete

For more information, visit https://shopee.ph/m/cod-via-shopeepay.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.










About Shopee
Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia & Taiwan. Shopee connects shoppers, brands, and sellers across Asia and other fast-growing markets, empowering anyone to buy and sell anywhere and at any time. 

Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.

Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.


About ShopeePay
ShopeePay is an integrated mobile wallet that offers users easy access to digital payment services. Launched in the Philippines in 2019, ShopeePay enables a seamless shopping experience by allowing users to make online payments on Shopee, top-up their wallets, and transfer and withdraw funds.

ShopeePay makes it easier to shop and do business. It provides users with a convenient, secure, and rewarding payment option; it empowers businesses and helps them capture new opportunities.

ShopeePay is part of SeaMoney, the digital financial services arm of Sea Group. A leading digital payments and financial services provider in Southeast Asia, SeaMoney’s mission is to better the lives of individuals and businesses in the region with financial services through technology.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Panda Express® launches new dish this Mother’s Day: Mongolian Pork

  
The new Mongolian Pork entrΓ©e features a savory, umami flavor profile -combining a hint of sweetness from the caramelized onions, scallions, red peppers, and mushrooms with the smokiness of the seared pork.

Launching on May 9th, Panda Express is debuting another popular entree, Mongolian Pork, which is the first pork entrΓ©e on its Philippines menu. Celebrate this Mother’s Day with a gift of love and flavor from Panda Express! 

The Mongolian Pork is made with tender pork shoulder and crisp vegetables, wok-tossed in a savory ginger and garlic sauce.

This entrΓ©e is traditionally made with pork, stir-fried with white and green onions, but Panda Express deepened the layers of flavors by adding bell peppers and mushrooms, making it uniquely American Chinese. 

The chefs’ technique of mastering heat, flame, and the wok brings out the “Wok Hei,” or “breath of the wok,” which creates a smoky, umami flavor in the dish.

The complex flavors of this entrΓ©e are done through the layering of ingredients: first, the aromatics as the flavor base; second, the pork that is seared perfectly to lock in the juiciness; third, the freshly-cut vegetables are cooked to bring out a sweet caramelization and finished with ginger and garlic soy sauce.

Pair this delicious dish with the famous Orange™ Chicken—Panda’s signature crispy chicken dish wok-tossed in a sweet and spicy orange sauce, or choose the award-winning Honey Walnut Shrimp which is made with large tempura-battered shrimp tossed in a honey sauce and topped with glazed walnuts. Complete the plate with Panda’s delicious Chow Mein, a stir-fried noodle dish with onions, celery, and cabbage.

Panda’s Mongolian Pork is available at participating locations such as Megamall and North EDSA) for dine-in and take-out. It is also available for delivery via GrabFood and foodpanda

GrabFood is a trademark owned by Grabtaxi Holdings Pte. Ltd.

Foodpanda is a trademark owned by Emerging Markets Online Food Delivery Holding S.a.r.l.

For more information visit Panda Express's Facebook Page and their Instagram Account








About Panda Express 
On a mission to inspire better lives, Panda Express® is the largest Asian dining concept in the world. Family-owned and operated since 1983 by co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew and Peggy Cherng, Panda Express is best known as a trailblazer for creating a wide variety of industry-first recipes, including its best-seller the Orange™ Chicken and award-winning Honey Walnut Shrimp, which have defined the category of authentic American Chinese cuisine. Each entrΓ©e at Panda Express, including the Wok Smart selections, is thoughtfully crafted with quality ingredients and inspired by bold Chinese flavors and culinary principles. The restaurant brand has more than 2,300 locations and has introduced American Chinese cuisine to twelve international countries. Powered by this global family of associates, Panda Cares®, the philanthropic arm of Panda Express, has raised more than $216 million and dedicated countless volunteer hours in bettering the health and education of over 12 million youths, as well as supporting communities in need since 1999. Visit www.facebook.com/PandaExpressPH/ (Facebook) and @PandaExpressPH (Instagram) for more information.

About Jollibee Group 
Jollibee Group is one of the fastest-growing Asian restaurant companies in the world. It operates in 33 countries, with over 5,800 stores globally with branches in the Philippines, United States, Canada, the People’s Republic of China, United Kingdom, Italy, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Panama, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, and India. It has eight wholly-owned brands (Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal, Yonghe King, Hong Zhuang Yuan, Smashburger), four franchised brands (Burger King and Panda Express in the Philippines, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Tim Ho Wan in certain territories in China), 80% ownership of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and 60% ownership in the SuperFoods Group that owns Highlands Coffee and PHO24 brands.  
 
Jollibee Group is a significant investor in Titan Dining LP, a private equity fund and the ultimate holding entity of the Tim Ho Wan (THW) Brand and has a joint venture with the THW Group to open THW restaurants in Mainland China. It also has a business venture with award-winning Chef Rick Bayless for Tortazo, Mexican fast-casual restaurant business in the United States. The Group will also establish a 50/50 joint venture to operate and expand Yoshinoya - one of the largest and most recognized Japanese restaurant brands globally - in the Philippines.
 
Jollibee Group was named the Philippines’ most admired company by the Asian Wall Street Journal for ten years. It was also honored as one of Asia’s Fab 50 Companies and among the World’s Best Employers by Forbes. In 2020, Gallup awarded the Jollibee Group with the Exceptional Workplace Award, making it the first Philippine-based company to receive the distinction.
 
Jollibee Group has grown brands that bring delightful dining experiences to its customers worldwide, in line with its mission of serving great-tasting food and spreading the joy of eating to everyone.

BPI Sinag to spark hope for struggling social enterprise sector


We live in a vast and complicated world and it needs our cooperation and commitment to do all we can to ensure a better and brighter tomorrow for future generations. As part of our commitment, we aim to shed light and give hope – give a Spark to our struggling social enterprises (SEs) who, in spite of the pandemic, continue to pledge their cooperation by focusing not just on profit, but also on people and planet.


It is the goal of BPI Foundation to become the thought leader of social entrepreneurship in the country. A program under Enterprise Development and Livelihood, BPI Foundation’s SINAG empowers Social Entrepreneurs (SEs) in uplifting Filipino communities and scaling their businesses by addressing the triple-bottom-line (people, planet, and profit) through opportunities for technological, social, and market innovations.

Recognizing that businesses continue to experience dark and difficult times, this year’s theme “Sinag Spark” represents the light and hope for progress that Sinag offers to SEs as they struggle to bounce back from the effects of the pandemic. The program also aims to spark the π’ƒπ’‚π’šπ’‚π’π’Šπ’‰π’‚π’ spirit among stakeholders toward harnessing the resilience and capabilities of SEs to deliver both social and economic impact amidst the changing landscape.

Building a national network of bonafide Social Enterprises. π‘π„π“πŽπŽπ‹πˆππ† for resilience to cope with the ongoing pandemic. π‘π„πˆππ•πˆπ†πŽπ‘π€π“ππ† the business ecosystem to create an enabling environment for social entrepreneurship. A collaborative approach with like-minded organizations to strengthen support for Social Entrepreneurship.

The following are the key activities that will be implemented under the program:
  1. SE Registry
  2. Boot Camps for SEs and Educators (training and mentoring)
  3. Case Study Development and Publication
  4. National SE Strategy Proposal
  5. Virtual Conference on Social Entrepreneurship
  6. Awarding of Grants to Winners
  7. Expanding Networks
The BPI Sinag program was introduced in 2015. While it was initially conceived as a business challenge for SEs, it has now evolved into a growing ecosystem (over 180 SEs) that continues to bring together not just the country’s visionary entrepreneurs, but also mentors, investors, and other stakeholders who share the same goal of achieving inclusive and sustainable growth through social entrepreneurship.
“We live in a vast and complicated world and it needs our cooperation and commitment to do all we can to ensure a better and brighter tomorrow for future generations. As part of our commitment, we aim to shed light and give hope – give a Spark to our struggling social enterprises (SEs) who, despite the pandemic, continue to pledge their cooperation by focusing not just on profit, but also on people and the planet. We will be publishing our second BPI Sinag Book later this year to document and share more of the best practices and inspiring stories of growth from the BPI Sinag community members. We will also be working on a National SE Strategy Paper to engage the public sector in supporting the development of social entrepreneurship across the country.” ~Owen Cammayo, BPI Foundation Executive Director
This year, the program continues its partnerships with social impact organizations such as Bayan Academy for Social Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Development, Endeavor Philippines, Start-Up Village, and Villgro Philippines, and BPI Direct BanKo, the microfinance arm of BPI. For the first time since its conception, BPI Sinag has also partnered with Ayala Land, a subsidiary of Ayala Corporation, to help expand the market access of SEs.

In the “π’π’π§πšπ  π’π©πšπ«π€” business challenge, 40 SEs will be included in the shortlist, of which, 20 will move on to the finals. Out of the Top 20, 10 social enterprises who are best able to showcase their business viability and social impact will be named the BPI Sinag Spark awardees. Aside from exclusive mentorship opportunities, the awardees will also receive cash grants amounting to P300,000 for the top five SEs and P100,000 for the rest.

Foundation will provide Sinag SEs with an MBA-like experience through virtual mentoring sessions, which will include sessions on business strategy and planning, marketing, operations, finance, organization & HR development, and social innovation, among others.


New resources, opportunities
According to Mr. Cammayo, the publication of a book on social entrepreneurship is among the many exciting activities and initiatives lined up for this year’s BPI Sinag program. 


With the help of BPI Sinag’s program partners, the collection of case studies and impact assessments on social enterprises will serve as the primary sources for crafting a national strategy for social enterprise development in the Philippines.


Open for applications
BPI Sinag Spark is open to social entrepreneurs who are 18 years old and above and leading a registered social enterprise that has been operating for at least six months. Interested applicants may check the complete eligibility requirements via https://www.bpifoundation.org/page/bpi-sinag. The application period will run until July 6, 2021.



It is the goal of BPI Foundation to become the thought leader of social entrepreneurship in the country. To know more about BPI Foundation and its programs, visit www.bpifoundation.org.

Catch Santino's Supreme Slice & Pizza Pedrico's at The U-Franchise Discovery Day!

 

Discovery days are considered a vital part of the franchise buying process. U-Franchise Group will be hosting its Virtual Franchise Discovery Day on May 11, 2021, at 2pm, where top franchise opportunities will be presented including Jimini Food Group’s Santino's Supreme Slice and Pizza Pedrico’s. Interested franchisees are encouraged to sign up to attend the event for free. Clickhere to register!


These events allow interested franchisees to learn about the franchise they are about to purchase in-depth. Traditionally, Discovery days are held at the franchise company’s headquarters but due to the ongoing pandemic, the team decided to do it virtually instead, allowing more participants to attend.

Jimini Foods Group will be featuring its award-winning brands Santino’s Supreme Slice who is currently the country’s largest and most successful pizza kiosk brand and the company’s Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise Hall of Famer, Pizza Pedrico’s, who is currently the largest pizza network with over 1,300 serving stations. The company’s very own Rollie Teologo will be presenting franchise packages.

Interested to invest? Feel free to reach out to the Jimini Foods Group team prior to the U-Franchise event. You may reach them through these hotlines: Manila [02] 8442-9444Cebu [032] 520-8811Davao [082] 295-7943 or 0925-511-9444 for mobile users.


Enjoy Savings With the Subway Savers!

  For a limited time offer up to June 30, 2021. Subway Savers will surely satisfy your fresh cravings that are budget-friendly! Choose from ...