Monday, December 30, 2019

TKB (The Kushi Bar) by Tanduay offers with Free Shots for Diners of Five

We Filipinos are such enthusiasts for Barbecues or anything fried, grilled, or steamed as long as it’s on a stick and best matched with a beer or rhum such as Tanduay Rhum.
“We always come up with seasonal selections and since this month is all about cele-brating and merry-making for us Filipinos, we have chosen to reward our diners with our TKB shots. They can choose whatever flavor they want. This is why we have partnered with Tanduay, a truly Filipino brand. Through this part-nership, we were able to create unique offerings such as our rum-infused food and drinks selections. Japanese and Filipinos share the same love for good food and drinks. And here at TKB by Tanduay, we want to celebrate that.” ~Karen Roque, TKB by Tanduay General Manager
TKB (The Kushi Bar) by Tanduay, and it specializes in kushi (skewered) selections creat-ed by Japanese chef Yuri Amami, the first female Japanese chef in the Philippines.

For the entire month of December, TKB by Tanduay offers a free flight (four shots) for diners of five. The TKB shots selection includes the Aomori (apple wasabi), Tokushima (ginger calamansi), Kumamoto (watermelon basil), Miyazaki (cucumber basil), Nagano (lemon apricot), Ehime (green apple and kiwi), and their newly-introduced rambutan rum-infused shot.

The TKB shots selection includes the Aomori (apple wasabi), Tokushima (ginger cala-mansi), Kumamoto (watermelon basil), Miyazaki (cucumber basil), Nagano (lemon apricot), Ehime (green apple and kiwi), and their newly-introduced rambutan rum-infused shot.

TKB stands for The Kushi Bar, and it specializes in kushi (skewered) selections created by Japanese chef Yuri Amami, the first female Japanese chef in the Philippines. Here, you’ll also find the TKB shots, deliciously-flavored cocktails infused with Tanduay Dark and Premium White Rum.
Japan has its version of the ever-so-popular “BBQ” and they call it “Kushi”. These kushi selections are meant to be enjoyed plate after plate—just like how Filipinos dine, its taste will remind you of Filipino BBQ but with a Japanese touch. Kushi are the skewers Japanese use to hold or pierce their food, either made of steel, bamboo or wood.  All reasonably priced.
  • Gyubara (beef tenderloin)
  • Reba (chicken liver)
  • Hotate (scallop)
  • Hatsu (chicken heart)
Roque recommends that diners enjoy them along with their kushi selections, which now have items using ingredients that are popular with Filipino diners. Roque shares that the idea behind TKB by Tanduay is to promote Filipino dining through Japanese food.
TKB by Tanduay likewise supports Filipino farming as it sources most of its ingredients from local farmers. The restaurant also uses organic ingredients, and its coffee is 100% Philippine-made.
This is what makes the restaurant different from other Japanese dining concepts in the country.


Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Tim Horton's with Hershey's Sweet Christmas Collection for the Holidays

Canadian restaurant chain amps up the sweetness for the holidays. Celebrate the Christmas spirit by giving your family goodies that can surely #MakeYourDayGood this holiday season. Starting November 4th, Tim Horton's Philippines, is spreading good cheer with its chocolaty Christmas collection made with Hershey’s, the world’s most iconic chocolate brand.
Forget cookies and milk for Santa as Tim Horton's regulars can now enjoy two decadent specials this holiday season - the Dark Chocolate Iced Capp and the Truffle Timbits. Tim Hortons’ Signature Iced Capp is given a tasty twist by mixing in Hershey’s Cocoa Powder drizzled with chocolate sauce! Feel free to match this blended beverage with Truffle Timbits - those soft bite-sized yeast Timbits with a chocolate brownie filling rolled in Hershey’s Snow Cocoa powder.


The Dark Chocolate Iced Capp and Truffle Timbits are available in all Tim Hortons branches. They are reasonably priced with the Dark Chocolate Iced Capp at Php 155 (small), Php 175 (medium), and Php 190 (large). The Truffle Timbits are priced at Php 15 per piece. Consumers can enjoy these holiday offerings from November 4 to January 5, 2020 only.

“Christmas comes once a year, so we’d like to celebrate the season with these luscious offerings as a thank you to our loyal customers. After all, chocolate gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling so it’s something that Filipino families will enjoy this festive season.” ~Stephanie B. Guerrero, Marketing Director of Tim Hortons Philippines
  • Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee chain brand is introducing its newest cake offerings from The Cheesecake Factory - a global brand that’s hailed as one of America’s most popular restaurant chain known for its drool-worthy desserts and cheesecakes.
  • Tim Hortons Philippines is the only coffee shop that will offer The Cheesecake Factory cakes in the Philippines.
  • Cheesecake and dessert lovers can choose from the following flavors that Tim Hortons Philippines is currently offering; Dulce De Leche, Bananas Foster, Black-out, Strawberries & Cream, Red Velvet and Cinnabon.
  • The Cheesecake Factory cakes are being sold per slice at Php 300 and whole cakes for Php 4,200.
  • The Cheesecake Factory cakes are available for both dine-in and take-out only.
  • Tim Hortons® The Cheesecake Factory cakes are available in all Tim Hortons Philippines restaurants starting December 11,2019

Tim Horton's has been offering premium coffee, freshly baked goods, delicious sandwiches and wraps, and other food products since 1964. For more information and updates about Tim Horton's Philippines’ new products and offerings, you may visit or follow them on Facebook @TimHortonsPhilippines and Instagram @timhortonsphl.





About Restaurant Brands International Inc.
Restaurant Brands International Inc. (RBI) is one of the world’s largest quick-service restaurant companies with more than $30 billion in system-wide sales and over 25,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries and U.S. territories. RBI owns three of the world’s most prominent and iconic quick-service restaurant brands – TIM HORTONS®, BURGER KING®, and POPEYES®. These independently operated brands have been serving their respective guests, franchisees, and communities for over 45 years. To learn more about RBI, please visit the company’s website at

TIM HORTONS® is one of North America’s largest restaurant chains operating in the quick-service segment. Founded as a single location in Canada in 1964, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos, and espresso shots), specialty teas and fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods, grilled Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, soups, prepared foods, and other food products. Tim Hortons has more than 4,800 system-wide restaurants located in Canada, the United States, and around the world. To learn more about the Tim Hortons brand, please visit the Tim Hortons® brand website at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Web-based App Captivate is more than just a digital loyalty solution

Web-based App Encaptiv8 and its partner SMS Global Technologies, Inc. (the country's leader in system integration and provider of innovative solutions for wireless and wire-line technology) had Launched last December 12, 2019, Captivate Digital Stamp and Loyalty and Rewards Platform in the Philippines.

I had my own collections of different promo cards and sticker earning coupons from different merchants and most probably than not I am unable to complete all the terms and mechanics due to lots of stickers and stamps to collect and I find it hassle and wasting money. But being introduced to a Web-based App Captivate Digital Stamp and Loyalty and Rewards from Encaptiv8 gives businesses a fast, simple and yet powerful loyalty & rewards tool for customer. A fun and novel experience.

This is how Captivate works
  • Step 1: Customer visits store Facebook page and clicks Use App button. Other options are through scanning QR code or direct to mobile web browser by typing the URL that can be found in the store point of sale.
  • Step 2: Customer redirects to Loyalty App Page of the store. Customer clicks Continue button to check the stamp game page.
  • Step 3: Customer hand over the mobile phone to store personnel to get a digital stamp after a successful purchase from the store.

"We have inked partnership with leading salons, fast food restaurants, cafe, skincare clinics and big retail outlets who will very soon launch their very own loyalty and rewards program using the Captivate Digital Stamp and platform. The opening of the new decade, 2020 will be the year that customers will get rewarded by having their phone stamped." ~Mr. Harold Martinez, CEO of Encaptiv8
Mr. Harold Martinez, CEO of Encaptiv8
Captivate Digital Stamp gives businesses a fast, simple and yet powerful loyalty and rewards tool and customers a fun and novel experience. One of the newest old-school stamps with the wonders of digital technology.

Captivate Digital Stamp and Loyalty and Rewards Platform is ideal for any business particularly to coffee shops, fast-food chains, salons, and big retail outlets. It's so easy to reward all the customers in a fast and easy way through smartphones and digital stamps.

There's a lot of competition when it comes to different campaigns and as long as customers are returning to an establishment it increases profits.

Ms. Loida Manuel, Business Development of Encaptiv8

Captivate Digital Stamp works on any smartphone, yet does not require any mobile app installation, making the platform very practical and affordable, even for SMEs. Offering the convenience of not having to carry around many cards. An online/offline rewards solution signed to be easy and fast using the phone and stamps. Easy to use, it saves money and environmental friendly. 

The technology behind the stamp has 5 unique points marking, recognized by any mobile devices as long as there's the internet.

Provides a "greener" choice as it does away with plastic and paper cards that eventually find themselves int he trash. Along with witht hat, the Captivate Digital Stamp doesn't require batteries. How eco-friendly is that right!

To know more about Captivate Digital Stamp, visit:
Email address
Loida Manuel

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

12 Gifts of Christmas for Each Discerning Individual


Filipinos are known to be grateful for every blessings received, that maybe the reason why we also love to reciprocate the generosity especially during the holidays. Through the years, scouting for the appropriate gifts during the holiday season is such a hard but lovely task. Coming up with the best gift to give to that special person shall truly be appreciated.
Here are some gift ideas that will surely be a hit:
For those who need extra pampering on their crowning glory

Also known as Nature’s answer to hair loss, Novuhair is formulated with 19 natural ingredients – mostly herbal, essential oils and co-factor nutrients. This topical scalp lotion does not only help prevent the hair shedding malady, but also aids in stimulating the growth of the “crowning glory.” It helps enhance improve overall appearance, maintain moisture, and promote nourishment and rejuvenation.
In the celebration of their 10th year in the industry, the brand and their long-time partner Mercury Drug is offering a whopping 64% savings on their promo pack Novuhair Topical Scalp Lotion 200ml with free 120ml bottle.

Quezon Buffet GCs
For the foodie at heart

Quezon buffet is a run-for-the-bucks, art-deco themed buffet place located at Fisher Mall in Quezon ave. With their motto, quality & affordability, you will find the freshest ingredients used in all of their dishes.
This season, they have introduced their holiday menu that would rival your old family tradition with dishes such as Pork Loin PiƱa Ham, Chicken Galantina Meatloaf and Pork Morcon. Craving for sweets is no problem with their Puto Bumbong Halaya, Ube-Halaya Cheese Pandesal, Seet Potato casserole with Marshmallow and their Trio tower consisting of Crinkles Velvet, Choco Crinkles & Peppermint Cupcakes.
Quezon Buffet GCs in denomination of Php500 are available for gifting.
Hearty Bread
For the health buff

With the demand for healthier food, Hearty Bread brings you affordable Gluten-Free, Sugar Free breads that will help you stay healthy this season. They also have Gluten-Free, Sugar-free Choco-Chip monster cookies that are certified- sinless treat.
Available in most Rustans Marketplace.

Healthy Mama’s Kitchen Ham
For the healthy foodie

Sister-company of Hearty Bread, Healthy Mama’s Ham will give you a whole new level of ham that are Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Nitrate-Free hence you can rest assured that these hams are devoid of preservatives unlike most of the ones available in the market.
The Spa Wellness Cards
For Wellness enthusiasts

The premier wellness establishment – The spa introduces their new wellness cards which are perfect gives to those who need extra pampering.
The Spa Wellness Cards give you 10 one-hour Classic Massages at a discount! Deluxe @ 7,999, Executive @9,999, Junior Suite @ 11,999 and Premier Suite @ 12,999.

The Spa Wellness Essential oil blends
For those into aromatherapy

The Spa Wellness is proud to offer their newest line of essential oils that are therapeutic-grade and designed to complement your spa experience.
Variants: Energy – helps you stay awake, focused and restores your energy. Balance – Supports your respiratory health and allows you to breathe easy. Tranquility – helps you fight stress and calms your body and mind.
Available in all The Spa Wellness branches starting December 8, 2019.
Acer PH
For the Gadget conscious
Double the joy this Christmas season with #RealHolidays powered by #Acerxrealme! Enjoy awesome promos where your favorite Acer laptops are paired with amazing mobile phones from realme.
Promo is valid until December 31, 2019 only.
For the Home Maker
A certified homemaker can never run out of appliances to use, hence, giving them something that they can use in taking care of their family can be very useful.
Fujidenzo Appliances has a wide range of items that are fitted to your every budget.
For the scent-conscious
Aficionado manufactures and distributes perfume, scented personal care, and home care products which emphasizes affordability and quality.
This holiday, Aficionado is bringing you back to the year 1999 when they first sold to the public with Pamaskong Handog ng Aficionado. Their 85ml perfume bottle at only P199.90. Promo runs from Dec. 10 to 31, 2019
Booze Online
For all your alcohol needs this season

Shop for the hard to find booze as well as the popular ones at this online store. Guaranteed to offer the most competitive price elsewhere.
They have liquors that match all your discriminating tastes, whether wines from all over the world or
Hard Liquors for the tough ones as well as local and imported beers. Name it and they have it.
Gift of Healthy immune system

Give your loved ones a healthy dose of Vitamin C supplement, make sure you are using its safest form.
Bewell-C Sodium Ascorbate, your non-acidic Vitamin C. #MagBewellCna
Bewell-C Sodium Ascorbate is available in Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. 

Be Organic Bath & Body

Their products are cruelty-free and made from plant-based ingredients and are absolutely free from harsh synthetics like SULFATES, PARABENS, ARTIFICIAL FRAGRANCE, DEA that cause or aggravate acne, pimples, skin allergies, eczema, and psoriasis flare-ups. Using ESSENTIAL OILS as the scent of our products (from plants) which makes them safe for pregnant and breastfeeding moms.

In the spirit of gift-giving, whichever you choose for as long as it comes to the heart - it shall be the best gift you can ever give. Happy Holidays 2019!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

SEA Games 2019 recognized and receives SPIA Asia 2019 Excellence Award

SPIA Asia - Sports Industry Awards & Conference was inspiring and thought-provoking agenda as interesting as the lineup of speakers from different major international organizations such as LaLiga, World Rugby, Special Olympics, Facebook, Rakuten, Allianz, One Championship, Visa, NBA, Twitter, FIBA, Arsenal, Manchester City, Starladder, 1Play Sports, YouGov Sports, HANZZ+HEIDII and many more.  As well as the presence of sports icons like Ronaldo de Lima, Edwin Moses, Phil Younghusband, Carlos Yulo, and many more athletes at the awards gala took place at the Grand Hyatt Manila in Bonifacio Global City Philippines last December 2-3, 2019.

The SPIA Asia conference saw over 600 delegates and over 60 speakers, with over 450 submissions in 25 categories nominated for awards.


SPIA Asia 2019 Asia’s Sports Industry Awards and Conference featuring Ronaldo Nazario, former 3x FIFA World Player of the Year and now chairman of Real Valladolid, along with many other football powerhouses like LaLiga, Bundesliga, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Arsenal, Manchester United, Valencia, Schalke, Mallorca, and many more.


The 5th SPIA Asia – Asia’s Sports Industry Awards and Conference is going to be held at Grand Hyatt Manila, Philippines on 2-3 December 2019 alongside the 30th SEA Games to celebrate the achievements made by the sporting industry in Asia.

Here are the highlights of the 1st day conference:

Panel: Diversity & Tolerance & Inclusion: Diversity - Changing the Game

This panel is participated by the following:
  • Sinead McEvoy, Global Head Partnership AON
  • Yanyu Zheng, Vice President & Co-Founder All-Star Partner
  • Vanessa Asell Tsuruga, Senior Manager, Global Sports Digital Strategy Section, Global Marketing Supervisory Department, Rakuten Inc.
  • Andy Westlake, Chairman European Sponsorship Association

Jericho Mercado, Senior Director Finance, Special Olympics APAC presented a case study regarding Tolerance & Inclusion: World Special Olympics 2019 on Day 1 of the 5th SPIA Asia Conference.
Tolerance & Inclusion: World Special Olympics 2019 Special Olympics APAC
"More Inclusive Change strategies in Sports Sponsorship & Activations"

Torrey Dorsey, Director of Sales APAC, SailGP facilitated a very active panel discussion on the topic, Inclusion: “More Inclusive – Change Strategies in Sports Sponsorship & Activations” in Day 1 of the 5th SPIA Asia Conference.
This panel is participated by the following guests:
  • Fernando De Matos, Head of Partnerships Visa;
  • Jericho Mercado, Senior Director Finance, Special Olympics APAC
  • Almudena Gomez Benito, Delegate, LaLiga Global Network Philippines
  • Dr Annathurai Ranganathan, Chief Executive Officer, Viyuga Excel Solutions
  • Rochelle Vandenberghe, Vice President Head of Marketing, FWD Life Insurance

Business of Sport "Legacy Report REC 19 in Japan" Shaun McEwan & Rob Abernathy, RWC 2019
Shaun McEwan interviews Rob Abernethy, RWC 2019 Executive Director regarding Business of Sport: “Legacy Report Rugby World Cup 19 in Japan," on Day 1 of the 5th SPIA Asia Conference.

 See the full list of winners, click here:
The Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) was awarded a special Excellence Award by SPIA for hosting the 30th edition of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games. PHISGOC Chairman and Philippine House of Representatives Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano received the honor from SPIA Chief Executive Officer Eric Gottschalk.

House Speaker and PHISGOC Chairman Alan Peter Cayetano and MMC Sportz Marketing LLC CEO Eric Gottschalk 
House Speaker and PHISGOC Chairman Alan Peter Cayetano and MMC Sportz Marketing LLC CEO Eric Gottschalk 
House Speaker and PHISGOC Chairman Alan Peter Cayetano and Ronaldo Nazario.
Football playing brothers Phil and James Younghusband were also recognized during the awards gala as Phil, who recently retired from his international football career, had a statue of himself auctioned off for charity. Another Philippine sports personality that was recognized was gymnast Carlos Yulo who won gold at the SEA Games for the All-Around and Floor Exercise as well as silvers in the Pommel Horse and Still Rings. 

(L-R) MMC Sportz Marketing LLC CEO Eric Gottschalk, James Younghusband, Phil Younghusband , and Dr. Edwin Moses.
 The only eight-division boxing champion in history, Sen. Manny Pacquiao, was awarded the Best Asian Sportsman of the Year. Pacquiao started the year by retaining the WBA (Regular) welterweight title via a 12-round unanimous decision over Adrien Broner at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Seven months later at the same venue, “the Pac-Man” won the WBA (Super) welterweight championship via a 12-round split decision over Keith Thurman. 
3x FIFA World Player of the Year and currently Chairman of the Real Villadolid Ronaldo Nazario presenting the Best Asian Sportsman of the Year award to Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao.
The Best Asian Sports Team honor was handed to the Japanese Rugby Team who shocked the world at the 2019 Rugby World Cup, where they served as hosts. After winning the Pacific Nations Cup earlier in the year, Japan was grouped with Russia, Ireland, Samoa, and Scotland. The Brave Blossoms’ 28-21 win over Scotland made them the first Asian team to top their group at the Rugby World Cup and the first Asian team to make it to the knockout stage. 

PHISGOC’s Ramon Suzara, MMC Sportz Marketing LLC CEO Eric Gottschalk, Dr. Edwin Moses, Speaker Peter Alan Cayetano, Ronaldo Nazario and PHISGOC’s Jojit Alcazar
MMC Sportz Marketing LLC CEO Eric Gottschalk
PHISGOC’s Ramon Suzara, Philippine Olympic Committee Abraham Tolentino, MMC Sportz Marketing LLC CEO Eric Gottschalk, Dr. Edwin Moses, Speaker Peter Alan Cayetano, Ronaldo Nazario and PHISGOC’s Jojit Alcazar
 Other notable winners at the SPIA Awards included The Chongqing Major as Best eSports Event of the Year in Asia, Shopee and Cristiano Ronaldo from SportQuake as Best Brand Activation of the Year, Atrium Sports – Kilsyth Basketball Connected Stadium from Atrium Sports with the Best Use of Technology in Sports, the Rugby World Cup in Japan from World Rugby/Rugby World Cup Limited won both Best International Sporting Event of the Year and Best Sports Digital Platform of the Year, while the WTA Finals 2018 from Lagardere Sports of Singapore was named Best Integrated Marketing Campaign of the Year.

The Best Mass Participation Event in the Philippines was given to the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority for the National Milo Marathon while Honda Philippines won Best Sponsorship of Sport, Team, Individual, Venue, or Event in the Philippines for the Honda Philippines Nationwide Tour. Meanwhile, the Football 7s Youth Program was awarded the Best Youth Sports Development Program in the Philippines. 

Also present at the two-day conference and awards night was track and field icon Dr. Edwin Moses, chairman of the education committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The American is a sporting legend in the 400m hurdles, having won gold medals at both the 1976 Montreal Olympics and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Yet on top of his many accolades, Moses has arguably accomplished even more after his track and field career as he has served as chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy in 2000 which seeks to promote and increase participation in sport at every level, and also to promote the use of sport as a tool for social change around the world. Moses joined Ronaldo on stage for the “Icon 2 Icon” talk as they discussed their lives both during and after their athletic careers ended.

 For more information about the conference program, visit

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