Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Mega Global’s Mega Bigay Sustansya Program Continuing malasakit and reaching more Filipino families one meal at a time!


Good health is the greatest gift that Filipinos can ever receive. With malnutrition affecting many children, it is crucial for the community to work together  to help these children, who will eventually become the future of the country.

The Mega Bigay Sustansya 2021 Launch Event as we learned about Mega Global's plans of turning MBS into a legacy project not just for Metro Manila, but for Visayas and Mindanao regions as well.

Recognizing its role in helping build the nation, Mega Global Corporation together with the Mega Tiu Lim Foundation will once again hold the Mega Bigay Sustansya program for the third straight year. A health and nutrition program that’s deep rooted from the company’s core value of malasakit. With its determination to improve the health sector of the country, Mega Bigay Sustansya aims to reinforce the importance of nutrition to every Filipino family nationwide and extend a helping hand to those in need. 

As it expands the program, Mega Global will be working in partnership with the Reach Out Feed Philippines, who will spearhead the preparation of the meals daily, deliver these house to house to each beneficiary and provide a nutritional assessment of all recipes used in the program, and will also analyze and evaluate the results of the program. 

“When we first launched this nutrition program two years ago, we saw how transformative it was for the beneficiaries, who not only saw an improvement in their weight, but also in their health and well-being. Inspired by their transformation, Mega Global decided to expand this program and make it sustainable by also educating the community on the importance of having good food and having good nutrition for the whole family.” ~Marvin Tiu Lim, Chief Growth and Development Officer

The program aims to support 870 children from various barangays across six  provinces through a 60-day nutrition program. These include Batangas, Navotas, Valenzuela, Samar, Surigao del Sur, and  Zamboanga. Beneficiaries are children aged 4-12 years old, who will receive two nutritious meals daily for 60 days. The daily meals will include at least one sardines meal, made using Mega Global’s vitamin- and nutrient-packed high quality sardines. 

At the beginning and end of the program, the weight, height, and mid-arm circumference of the children will be taken to gauge their progress. To encourage parents to support the nutrition program for their children, Mega Global will provide incentives to select participants who fit the program’s criteria - biggest gainer, most improved, etc.  


To further ensure that the progress made is sustained, Mega Global will also be developing leave-behind materials containing affordable nutritious recipes made from ingredients that are easily accessible to the families. This will empower parents and the community with knowledge on how to prepare nutritious meals for the health and well-being of their children and loved ones.


In all that it does, Mega Global Corporation gives life to its core value of malasakit. From products to people to the greater community, every decision made by the brand is anchored onto the belief of malasakit for all. This once again comes alive in Mega Bigay Sustansya, which is envisioned to uplift the lives of impoverished children and allow them to achieve their potentials.

Get Ready To Flaunt Your Emotions in Portrait For the Arrival of Reno6 Series on August 6



Get Ready To Flaunt Your Emotions in Portrait For the Arrival of Reno6 Series on August 6. Packed with the AI Portrait Camera Technologies and 5G connectivity Reno6 Z 5G and Reno6 5G  will beautifully unleash #EveryEmotionInPortrait.

Get ready to capture your every emotion, as leading global smart device brand OPPO officially announces the livestream launch schedule of the much-awaited Reno6 Z 5G and Reno6 5G under the latest Reno6 Series. The launch will go live via its official Facebook and Youtube pages on August 6, 2021 at 7PM.


Amp Up Your Emotions with Reno6 Series Launch

Every  emotion will be portrait-ready with the much-awaited Reno6   Series launch  in the Philippines, special surprises and star-studded performances await fans and viewers.

It will surely be a celebration, as for the first time again in many years, much-loved celebrities Nadine Lustre and James Reid will be leading the Philippine launch of the latest OPPO Reno6 series. There will also be performances from Careless Music Manila artists’ Massiah and Jolianne, and the A-Team during the livestream event to add more excitement as we welcome the official arrival of the Reno6 Z 5G and Reno6 5G in the Philippines.

Special treats don’t end there, as OPPO will be giving away special prizes and freebies during the livestream launch. Prizes include Mobile Legends: Bang Bang premium items and currencies, Lyka  Gems, OPPO Enco  Air, OPPO Enco Buds, OPPO Band, and brand new OPPO Reno6 Z 5G smartphones. So make sure to tune in and participate in the activities while using   the   official   launch hashtags   #OPPOReno6   and   #EveryEmotionInPortrait.   Giveaway mechanics will be announced during the program.


OPPO Reno6 Series: an AI Portrait Expert and a 5G Powerhouse
Under the Reno6 Series, OPPO is now set to introduce the latest gizmo powerhouse Reno6 Z5G   and Reno6 5G. The latest smartphones are packed with promising AI Portrait camera features like Bokeh Flare Portrait, AI Portrait Beautification Video, AI Highlight Video, AI Palette to name a few.

On the design front, OPPO used its proprietary design technology, Reno Glow, to achieve the stunning appearance through layers of film that adds richness and diversity of colorful reflective effects of blue and green tones that change with different angles. Its finish is glossy but with a matte feel allowing for a fingerprint-proof back case. Reno6 series come in two attractive colors: Aurora and Stellar Black.

To know more about OPPO’s latest Reno6 Series, visit the OPPO Philippines’ official website at www.oppo.com.ph/ or its official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Lumina Homes celebration of 9th Anniversary with Shopee 8.8 Mega Flash Sale



Who doesn't love shopping specially via online nowadays which makes it more convenient during lockdown? And did you know that you can now shop your dream house for your family via online?

Lumina Homes being the first house and lot developer to launch a Shopee PH online store has consistently teamed up with Shopee in making home reservation discounts as well as giving away a brand new house and lot as a raffle prize last Shopee9.9 Super Shopping Day.


As part of the early celebration of Lumina Homes’ 9th year anniversary this August, from July 21 to August 8, avail yourself of 10% discount on Shopee for selected Lumina home models! These include 2-storey house-and-lot packages which can either be loft-type, townhouse, or single-firewall units.

Shopee lets you choose a Lumina home model and reserve it with e-vouchers or digital vouchers equivalent to reservation fees. An e-voucher is assigned to a particular Lumina home model, which can be used to reserve that home model in the Lumina Homes project of your choice.

For instance, if you purchase a P4,500* Angelique Townhouse e-voucher, you may only use it to reserve one Angelique Townhouse unit in any Lumina Homes project nationwide that features the home model.




To own your Lumina house and lot, all you have to do is follow these simple steps:
  1. Follow Lumina Homes on Shopee Mall at www.shopee.ph/luminahomesofficial
  2. Browse through the available or featured home reservation e-vouchers
  3. Read the product description or 'Chat Seller' to inquire about the different Lumina Homes project locations where you can use the e-voucher.
  4. Click "Add to Cart" or "Buy Now" and pay for the e-voucher through credit card, GCash, or Shopee Pay.
  5. Once paid, a Lumina Representative will contact you to set an online appointment for a marketing briefing and completion of documents.

Lumina has 50 projects in key cities and municipalities nationwide, including:
  • Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan, Zambales, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pangasinan, La Union, Cagayan, Isabela, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Quezon, Camarines Norte, Albay, Sorsogon, Iloilo, Capiz, Cebu, Negros Occidental, Agusan del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Bukidnon, Misamis Occidental, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, and South Cotabato.


Furthermore, Lumina Homes offers an affordable condominium, Prima Tanza in Cavite, which is now available in Shopee with a 10% discount on the reservation fee (now P9,000).

Watch out for more exciting promos and surprises to celebrate Lumina Homes’ 9th anniversary!

For virtual tours and inquiries about your future Lumina home, visit www.lumina.com.ph.

Monday, July 12, 2021

FRAN-GURU EXCHANGE



Fran-Guru Exchange is an Online platform focused on motivating entrepreneurs to level up their businesses.

Program's core competence is the husband and wife host's reservoir of experience in assisting clients grow and expand their businesses for the last 30 years. 

Motivating strategy will be business life experiences of entrepreneurs as they travel the route to scaling up their business concepts. Entrepreneurs will not only talk about their successes but more importantly challenges and difficulties they faced. This   will be the THINK BUSINESS GROWTH SERIES.

As experts in Franchising, the husband and wife team will have a FRANCHISE PLAYBOOK SERIES.

The goal of the series is to inform viewers on the basics of franchising and phases to become a franchisee and franchisor.

There will also be a portion called Franchise Spotlight where Franchisors present their franchise offering with a franchisee talking about their experience in the franchise system.

YouTube Channel: Business Franchise Guru

Saturday, July 10, 2021

GUSTA! FOODS PH: Your Online Kitchen Pantry for Your Family’s Best Meals



As we’re given more time to be at home, we savor the moments with our friends and  family.   Indeed,   these   past   months have given   us   a   unique   and   precious opportunity   to reconnect   and explore   our passions   –  most   especially   when   it comes to our talents in the kitchen!

As Filipinos, we show our love and appreciation for others through memorable meals made with   love. And Gusta, the country’s newest ONLINE   KITCHENPANTRY by the category creator of FROZEN-FRESH Jimini Foods   Group, has become   the   ever-so-reliable   partner   of   every   aspiring cook   and   homemaker, bringing convenience and delicious dishes straight to your homes.

Gusta!  guarantees  fresh,   exciting   flavors, and amazing foodie  finds  all   in oneplace. Discover a great selection that will truly delight your taste buds – from ready-to-heat   meals   to   frozen-fresh   goods,   to   ready-to-cook international   and local dishes, snacks, desserts, beverages, and more!

For those who are looking for a quick and delicious meal, Gusta! introduces it's “Chef's recommendations,” which include selections from well-known restaurant brands such as CIBO, Chili’s, Casa Reyes, Max’s Group (Max’s, Pancake House,Teriyaki Boy, and Dencio’s), Nanbantei, XO 46 Heritage Bistro, Rico’s Lechon, and   Cusina   by   Albergus,   to   name   a   few.   If   you’re   craving   for   some   of   your favorite   snacks,  Gusta!  also   carries   selections   from   local   iconic   brands   and favorites such as Jimini Whole Pizza, Potato Corner, and Nathaniel’s.

If you’re feeling kind of creative and want to whip up a delicious meal of your own, Gusta! also   lends   a   hand,   offering   you   the   essentials   you   need   –   from kitchen ingredients to supplies and cooking tools. Whether you’re prepping for a snack or a feast, find it here on Gusta! Simply add to cart and have all of your orders delivered conveniently to your home. Delicious food and meals on your plate with just a few easy clicks!

Discover. Delight. Delivered. Delicious! Only at Gusta!

Head on to www.gustafoods.ph and have your orders delivered now! Sign-up to the newsletter and receive a 10% discount voucher on your first purchase. For updates, follow Gusta! on Facebook: Gusta Foods PH and Instagram: @gustafoodph

Sunday, July 4, 2021

11 Anti-Covid Innovations by Hotel Sogo

FAR UVC Disinfection at Elevator Lobbies

My birthday is about a week and I am planning to just simply check-in and celebrate with my partner and buy some food to celebrate. One of the hotel that is safely and accepting staycation amidst the pandemic is Hotel Sogo and because they have this 11 Anti-Covid Innovations that will surely make my stay safe and secure.

Here are 11 Anti-Covid Innovations by Hotel Sogo:

UVC Disinfection of Rooms, Utensils, Key Cards & Cash

1. UVC Disinfection of Rooms, Utensils, Key Cards & Cash
-Sogo was the first hotel, as early as March 2020, to use UVC (254nm) to fight Covid-19. Taking the cue from hospitals abroad, remote-controlled carts have been deployed for room disinfection. Compartments for utensils, key cards and cash were also fitted with UVC LEDs but kept away from personnel since 254 nm UVCs, while great for killing viruses may harm the skin and eyes.

FAR UVC Disinfection at Elevator Lobbies

2. FAR UVC Disinfection at Elevator Lobbies
-After extensive research, Sogo has acquired and tested the FAR UVC 222 nm lamps that effectively kill viruses while being harmless to humans. Just recently (2020 Q4) produced commercially, it is quite expensive and is sold by only a few manufacturers abroad. Sogo is the first hotel to install these revolutionary excimer lamps in all its elevator lobbies.

UVC Disinfection for Room Aircons

3. UVC Disinfection for Room Aircons
-All room aircons are to be fitted with specially manufactured UVC LEDs. Through germicidal irradiation, the UVC light attacks the DNA/DNR of micro-organisms, killing bacteria and viruses, and preventing their spread. As it is turned on with the aircon, room air is always sterilized each time it passes through the unit, ensuring the best possible room air quality for our guests.

Ventilation ACR is Doubled in Lobbies & Hallways

4. Ventilation ACR is Doubled in Lobbies & Hallways
-The ACR (Air Change Rate) or the number of times the air is replaced for all general spaces is set at ≥ 4 per hour by ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers). Sogo is doubling its current ACRs for intensified inflow of covid-free fresh air to accelerate indoor air replacement.

Covid Sniffer Dogs for Screening of Employees

5. Covid Sniffer Dogs for Screening of Employees
-Dubai and Helsinki Airports have deployed Covid sniffer dogs to screen passengers and report a > 94% accuracy rate with dogs detecting the virus days before symptoms even start. Sogo has tied up with a leading K9 company, to have specially-trained Belgian Malinois dogs regularly screen its personnel for Covid.


6. Thermal Scan Controlled Doors
-For most branches, guests on their own, can get scanned before entry and if within the safe temperature limit, main doors will open automatically without need of any contact.

Microbial ATP Fluorescence Testing of Surfaces

7. Microbial ATP Fluorescence Testing of Surfaces
-ATP (Adenosine TriPhosphate) Testing measures ATP content to indicate the presence and amount of microorganisms. Each branch has an Anti-Covid Team that regularly swabs high touch point surfaces that pass through ATP Fluorescence Detectors to verify microbial presence and effectivity of the new protocols.

Anti-Microbial Coatings on Furnishings, Fixtures & Touch Points

8. Anti-Microbial Coatings on Furnishings, Fixtures & Touch Points
-Widely used in hospitals and mass transports in China, Hong Kong and Japan, these Polymer coatings are formed after spraying millions of nano-capsules with contact killing and anti-adhesion features that lasts for weeks. It effectively kills bacteria and viruses, including H1N1 and Covid. Sogo applies this over all furnishings and touch points.

Reduced Touch Points with No-Contact Fixtures (with photos of no-contact fixtures)

9. Reduced Touch Points with No-Contact Fixtures (with photos of no-contact fixtures)
-A Sogo study shows that pre-pandemic, guests had a minimum of 59 Touch Points (TPs) during a typical hotel stay. Due to new protocols that include contact-less fixtures, TPs have been reduced by 40.7% with the goal to achieve a reduction of 66.1% with more advanced technology centered on cellphone use.

Multi-Stage Air Purifying Equipment in Lobbies

10. Multi-Stage Air Purifying Equipment in Lobbies
-To further sanitize indoor air, Sogo installed air-purifying equipment having several levels of filters: Pre-filter, Activated Carbon, HEPA (H11), with built-in Cold Catalysts, Ion Generators and UVC lights that eliminate allergens and pollutants such as dust, pollen, odor, bacteria, viruses, and even reduces carbon dioxide levels. 

No-Contact Key

11. No-Contact Key
-Specially designed key (keychain) to avoid touching. This is one of our giveaways included in some of our promos.


Friday, July 2, 2021

Jimini Foods Group Elevates your Bagel Sandwiches with Bogels N.Y.




Jimini Foods Group (JFG), a leader and innovator in the frozen-fresh foods category, introduces an exciting new product for Pinoy foodies with BogelsN.Y., your newest favorite amazing bogus bagels. Bogels N.Y. takes pride in using the freshest ingredients and unique baking technique that results in an incredibly satisfyingbites. Delight in the wonderful crunch of a perfectlybaked crust with a soft, chewy inside.

Bogels N.Y. offers the perfect balance of health and great taste, all in onedelightful bagel!

Bogels N.Y. bagels are best enjoyed with a generous dollop of cream cheese or butter, or as a sandwich stuffed with all your favorite greens and deli cold cuts. Bogels N.Y. can even be enjoyed on its own; it’s that delicious!

Bogels N.Y. bagels come in two classic flavors: Whole Wheat Delight and B&W Sesame Sprinkle. The Whole Wheat Delight offers a more satiating and dense bite, while the B&W Sesame Sprinkle gives you that extra crunch and texture. Elevate your breakfast sandwiches and snacks or make it an everyday   meal   on   its   own   with Bogels   N.Y.  This   is   nothing   you’ve   evertasted before!

Bite into amazing today!

Bogels N.Y. bagels are available in individual packs (P42) and per dozen (P504 per pack) and are available online on Gusta! and Naber.


For more information check out Naber.ph and GustaFoods.ph.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

CNX for Home: Simplify your life through technology. Doing more by worrying less


Simplify the life you envision and truly live with comfort and convenience with CNX for Home, the leader in smart home solutions. CNX for Home makes smart living possible through offering products, platform and integrations that give homeowners greater control, connection, and security. Now you can keep your home worry-free and your family safe.

But what does smart-living truly mean?
“For us at CNX for Home, we envision every home to be designed to make life easier and more comfortable. Through our systems and products, we aim to reduce the stresses of daily life by giving you greater control and confidence to enjoy a better quality of living. At CNX for Home, we are powered by creativity and innovation, and we continually think of ways to help the modern Filipino homeowner. From our products to platform, we designed and built it to fit our Filipino lifestyle. When we talk about smart living today, we aim for greater convenience for our clientsand work towards the further streamlining of tasks through the use of technology. Watch over your home, check on your family, and secure your property with just a few taps on your computer or mobile in the most affordable prices to the Filipino homeowner. If there’s anything that the pandemic has taught us, it is that family is everything, time is limited, and our energies should be used on the things that matter to us. Thus, when you look at our catalogue of products and services, all of these work together to keep you and your family safe. They help free up your timeby streamlining tasks and give you greater confidence and security, allowing you to focus. When you and your family are taken care of, you are able to do more! The great thing about CNX for Home and our products is that we fit and complement any and every type of Filipino home and lifestyle. Whether you’re living in a condo, a family compound, or even out on a farm, we can customize smart systems just for you, and we can even recommend products based on your needs and current floor plan. And for your greater convenience and easy set-up, we have flexible bundles that are exceptionally affordable.” ~Flip Ruby, Head of CNX, and VP of Cortex Technologies
CNX for Home offers a wide catalogue of products for the household, from safety sensors to security cameras and complete IOT-based solutions that integrate all your smart devices and appliances. 

Beyond mere convenience, CNX for Home aims to elevate the quality of life of every Filipino through its smart products and services. 


For enhanced home security, CNX for Home offers IP cameras that help youconveniently monitor your kids and spaces with an easy click on the app. If you’re working at home, you can save time and energy by upgrading and controlling all your appliances remotely through the use of wi-fi sockets andmini-hubs. For the safety of your household, you can now build a stronger line of defense with the use of an integrated system of emergency buttons, motion sensors, smoke sensors, and door and window sensors from CNX for Home. With CNX for Home bundles, even selecting what you need we’ve made simpler, so you can now watch over your home and family using the latest and most advanced security and safety devices. 


Smartify your appliances and integrate them into one smart home system for a better deal. Lead a truly modern life and live smarter with CNX for Home.


Love Naturally and Safely: The Launching of Happy Life Naturals in the U.S.



Are you taking care of the health of your loved ones as you clean, sanitize, repel insects in and deodorize your home?

The harmful chemicals that come from your all-purpose cleaners, disinfectants, insecticides anddeodorizers can adversely affect the well-being of your family and pets. According to scientific research, if these are not used properly, they can lead to eye and skin irritation, bronchospasm and gastrointestinal problems. They can even worsen the condition of an asthmatic person oncehe inhales the toxic fumes and residues unknowingly.

This was the case of Joe Sevilla, current President/CEO of Happy Life Organics Philippines Inc., when he was seven years old and had chronic asthma. Joe’s condition got occasionally triggered when general cleaning was being performed in his ancestral house in Fairview, Quezon City in Metro Manila, Philippines. His father, Victor Sevilla, took this as a serious problem that he had to tackle right away.


Thus, in 2007, Victor collaborated with acclaimed chemists and developed an all-natural and plant-based insecticide and disinfectant having neem as its prime ingredient. This they named as Happy Life Liquid Concentrate (LC) which became the flagship product of a company now known as Happy Life Organics Philippines Inc. This pet-safe and kid-safe concentrate is a handy cleaner, disinfectant, insect repellent and deodorizer made with neem and citronella extracts. Neem is known to have natural antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal properties and pesticidal properties. As such, it can help in making a germ-free environment that can stop the spread of disease.

Over the years, Happy Life Organics Philippines Inc. (HLOPI) carried this all-purpose cleanerand even produced other neem-based all-natural products such as heavy-duty sanitizer, household and industrial cleaner, pet grooming solutions and insect-repellant/ insecticide and ornamental garden flower bloomer and natural fertilizer. The company’s success comes from the effective use of the health benefits of this neem tree extract. Previously available only in India, now, the neem tree extract can be sourced out from Santa Maria, Bulacan in the Philippies.


Neem oil, one of nature’s best ways to deal with problem insects, is pressed from the fruits, seeds and bark of an Evergreen tree which is known in Sanskrit (or Indian language) as Sarva Roga Nirvani or ‘’cure of all ailments’’. Imagine having this substance in your insect spray or deodorizer, then you know you are in good hands.

With the overwhelming fame of Happy Life Organics (HLO) in the Philippines, its managementwants to bring the same goodness, the same safety and the same health benefits of the company’s products to the United States. The company in America, Happy Life Naturals, LLC (HLN), will introduce to the market the Happy Life Pet Shampoo and Conditioner, Waterless Shampoo and Multi-Purpose Cleaner.

Happy Life Naturals believes in providing high-quality, consumer-safe products that are all-natural, plant-based, pet-friendly, healthy and effective with the goal of giving only the best that nature can offer. Express love in the safe and natural way. Get a hold of Happy Life Naturals products soon. Follow HLO @happylifeorganics and HLN @happylifenaturals on their social media partners.

Lumina Homes shares success stories at the ViCon


Villar Group of Companies successfully gathered Vista Land and Golden MV's strong property brands—Lumina Homes, Bria, Lessandra, Camella, Crown Asia, Brittany, Camella Manors, and Vista Residences; as well as Golden Haven and Vistamalls—in its first-ever virtual expo dubbed The Villar Group Convention (The ViCon).

At The ViCon, Lumina Homes shares success stories and raffles off attractive prizes last June 24 and 25 at The Villar Group Convention (The ViCon).

"We in Lumina are very grateful for the active support of our partner sales network, which adjusted to the changing landscape of real estate selling with us. Our strengthened partnership will undoubtedly lead to achieving our goals in the shared mission of providing affordable homes." ~Engr. Joemi Tan, Division Head of Lumina Homes

Lumina was a game-changer in digital advancements in real estate sales even before the epidemic, which has only become more important in this difficult period. The country's first mass housing company introduced an online reservation system, which currently incorporates an interactive project map.


Aside from Lumina's wide presence in social media sites and messaging apps, it takes pride in its best tech practices, including:
  1. Text automation for faster billing and contact info update.
  2. reation of Juan Support, the virtual assistant for all Lumina Homes queries.
  3. A separate chatbot named Juan ZoBot for housing inquiries on the Lumina website.
  4. Lumina Online Appointment System.
  5. The downloadable Lumina e-Services app.


Lumina was also the first developer to open stores on major online shopping sites, selling affordable house and lot and frequently discounted reservation vouchers.


Lumina Homes has been diligent in conducting online events for its residents, future purchasers, salespeople, and staff, adapting to new-normal ways and embracing the benefits of virtual events. It has completed its annual awards, Gawad Lumina, as well as the Lumina-wide DigiCon, Kumustahan sa Bayan ni Juan Admin & Pag-ibig Summit, and Admin & Bank Summit in the last year.


These initiatives have resulted in spectacular development in the brand's reservation sales and network, as well as many awards from organizations such as Pag-IBIG Fund and BestStartUp.Asia.


Outside of the digital sphere, Lumina continues to develop safe homes across the country to provide Filipinos with more affordable housing options. Lumina Homes is expanding its geographic reach, with over 100 projects in over 50 key cities and municipalities across the country.

Aside building houses and lots, the company recently introduced its first integrated vertical community, Prima Tanza, in Cavite. 

Lumina Homes generously raffled off some fantastic prizes during The ViCon, as prpromise

The ViCon Lumina Cool Deals Raffle awarded prizes to several purchasers who reserved a Prima Tanza condo unit and Lumina house and lot during the event.

Mary Rose Dela Cruz, the grand prize winner, received a P30,000 reduction on her downpayment. 

AllDay Supermarket gave each of the five lucky winners a P2,000 shopping gift: 
1. Reynaldo Dumaual
2. Bernard Sigue
3. Alexter Martinez Guatiz
4. Jaymart Dela Cruz Alonzo
5. Ritchie Dalisay Espital

All attendees who just came to The ViCon and watched Lumina Homes' The Own Your Home Series also had the chance to win exciting prizes.

Php500 worth of AllEasy Load winners:
•Ana May Factuar
•LA Guasis
•Marco Cortez
•Mark De Guzman
•Ma. Lourdes Baez

Php500 worth of AllDay Grocery winners:
•Junel Jumagbas
•Gracelyn Soliva
•Joan Domingo
•Danilo Factoran
•Florie May Valle

Winners of Cash worth Php 1,500:
•Joyce Ann Esguerra
•Michael Bala
•Lalaine Tobias

The ViCon was definitely crowned victorious, and it is well worth repeating every year. Lumina Homes is committed to bringing more pleasure and excitement online among the many Juans looking for a beautiful house and lot to call their own till that time comes.

For more information about Lumina Homes and Prima Tanza, visit www.lumina.com.ph.






Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Experience music you can see with OPPO Enco Buds and OPPO Enco Air Now Available in the Philippines starting at PHP1,699

More reasons to enjoy music with the latest True Wireless Earphones for every Filipino audiophile


Leading global smart device brand OPPO introduces the latest smart devices with the True Wireless Earphones OPPO Enco Buds and OPPO Enco Air, perfect for music lovers and busy bees who are always on call and on the go. 

Both OPPO Enco Buds and OPPO Enco Air are exclusively available in the country starting June 6 via OPPO’s official flagship stores in Shopee and Lazada for only PHP1,699 and PHP2,999 respectively. OPPO Enco Air will be available in select OPPO Brand Stores nationwide starting June 9, while OPPO Enco Buds will be up for purchase starting June 13.

“OPPO ceaselessly innovates in the audio space, offering superior quality sound and smarter connectivity. The OPPO Enco Buds and OPPO Enco Air were crafted with the highest standards to ensure that Filipinos can ultimately enjoy uncompromised sound quality with enhanced latency.” ~Zen Han, Vice President for National Sales of OPPO Philippines



All-Day Music, Non-Stop with OPPO Enco Buds
OPPO Enco Buds give you all-day music enjoyment with their long-lasting battery life. Fifteen minutes of charging lets you play music for one hour, while 2.5 hours gives you a full charge when using the charging case. Enco Buds at 50% of the battery life gets you 6 hours of continuous listening and grooving.

As a true wireless earbud, the stable wireless connection allows you to be 10 meters away from your phone when you’re on a phone call. The Bluetooth 5.2 chipset provides a stable connection between the device and OPPO Enco Buds. OPPO Enco Buds feature intelligent DNN model-based noise cancellation, which uses a smart algorithm to distinguish human voices from background noises when you’re on a call. OPPO Enco Buds are not only ideal for phone calls, but also provide amazing sound quality when listening to music with 8mm moving coils and support for AAC audio coding.



Enjoy Sounds You Can See with OPPO Enco Air
The OPPO Enco Air is the world’s first true wireless earphones to receive a High-Performance/Low Latency Certificate for True Wireless Earphones from the world-renowned German technical testing company TÜV Rheinland — successfully passing the company’s comprehensive earphone testing and certification system.

OPPO Enco Air’s long-lasting, fast-charging power supply is perfect for users who worry about battery life. With the charging case, users can get up to 8 hours of playback on just a 10-minute charge, and up to 24 hours on a full charge, making them perfect for all-day listening.

Additionally, OPPO Enco Air is integrated with intensive AI call noise-cancellation technology — a smart function that helps to deliver a crystal-clear call experience every user will appreciate. It is also equipped with the latest Bluetooth 5.2 chip to enhance transmission stability and fight interference, all while minimizing latency. Coupled with OPPO’s latency-reducing Game Mode, OPPO Enco Air combines software and hardware solutions to deliver a smooth, in-sync audiovisual experience.

OPPO Enco Buds and OPPO Enco Air are both available in White color variants. Visit OPPO’s flagship stores in Shopee and Lazada to buy now. 

To know more about OPPO’s latest product offering, visit the OPPO Philippines’ official website at www.oppo.com.ph/ or its official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OPPOPhilippines.








About OPPO
OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since the launch of its first mobile phone - “Smiley Face” - in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the perfect synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology. Today, OPPO provides a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and Reno series. Beyond devices, OPPO provides its users with the ColorOS operating system and internet services like OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 Research Institutes and 4 R&D Centers worldwide, as well as an International Design Center in London. More than 40,000 of OPPO's employees are dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.

Department of Tourism Awards Century Park Hotel with Safety Seal Certification

 

Without a doubt, one of the learnings these unusual times has taught everyone is to be meticulous in maintaining the cleanliness of surroundings and practicing good hygiene. Next to face masks, disinfectants like rubbing alcohol, baby wipes, and other cleaning implements have become a staple not just in homes but also in vehicles and commercial areas.


Century Park Hotel, one of the finest hotels in the metropolitan, has always espoused good housekeeping practices.  It took its standards a notch further when the pandemic set in.  Aside from health screening, social distancing measures, and regular disinfection activities, the hotel has also put in place stricter food preparation procedures, a standby medical team, an improved waste disposal system, designated PPE zones, and other COVID-19 protocols.


These efforts have been duly recognized by the Department of Tourism (DOT) and recently awarded the Safety Seal Certification to Century Park Hotel.

The supplemental accreditation from the DOT is a testament to the hotel’s observance of stringent health standards and housekeeping practices amid the pandemic.

Atrium Lounge (8:00AM – 8:00PM), Century Tsukiji (11:00AM – 2:30PM) and Deli Snack (8:00AM – 6:00PM). Call 0917-6332497 for your table reservations.











Launched in 1976, the Century Park Hotel is one of the finest hotels in Manila. It is owned and operated by Maranaw Hotels and Resort Corporation and enjoys a mix of local and international patrons. The renowned establishment has over 500 rooms in varied types and facilities for a complete dining and leisure experience. To know more about Century Park Hotel, visit www.centurypark.com or contact information@centurypark.com.ph and telephone number: (632) 528-8888.


Mapúa celebrates young innovators for community development and social change in Cardinal Challenge 2021



In celebration of its fourth year of being a university, Mapúa held the University Day last month with the theme “Catalyzing Social Change Through Service and Innovation”, underscoring its role in providing education that shapes communities and contributes to nation-building.

Recognizing how knowledge and skills empower individuals to create solutions that uplift society and advance the interest of mankind, Mapúa highlighted its event with the ingenuity and talent of senior high school and college students in the country through the Cardinal Challenge 2021. Out of 44 participants that successfully made it to the final screening, six were named Cardinal Innovators. 

Despite being a competition, the Cardinal Challenge 2021 served as a display of brilliance of its participants who exemplified excellence and relevance. It encouraged senior high school and college students to submit original projects that are innovative solutions to the needs and problems of the community.

Out of 44 participants that successfully made it to the final screening, six were named Cardinal Innovators.


The awardees are:
  • Feasibility of Cardaba Banana fibers and Milkfish scales as fiberglass fillers by Kimberly B. Acuña, Karen Pauline B. Dalusong, Jennifer Coline G. Ibay, and Mark Lawrence C. Regio of Manuel A. Roxas High School. The innovators used Cardaba Banana fibers and Milkfish scales as fillers in creating fiberglass. Compared to commercial ones, the product of this study is eco-friendly, cost-effective, and, most importantly, helps in waste management, which is one of the top issues in our country.
  • Analysis of the ability of mealworm in decomposing different types of plastics by Joniel R. Bolocon, Jomari M. Saltorio, Kurt Nicholi T. Saulog, and Gabriel R. Vaflor of Manuel A. Roxas Senior High School. Mealworm (Tenebrio Molitor), the larvae form of the darkling beetle, may be able to reduce the increasing rate of waste coming from plastics. A mealworm can live on a diet of different kinds of plastic such as low-density polyethylene (LDPE), polystyrene, and polypropylene.
  •  iDIETS (Intelligently Directed Innovation to Enable Technology for Sustainability) by Team Southvillians of Southville 1 Integrated National High School. The innovators created modern aquaponics with technology-based iDIETS made from recycled materials, primarily aimed at addressing the agricultural needs of farmers for them to create and implement more efficient farming methods.
  • Pili Seal by Mark Kennedy E. Bantugon from the Philippine State College of Aeronautics. Pili Seal is a new product innovation of sealant for aircraft integral fuel tanks made from environment-friendly material, specifically the Pili Tree resin, which is also called “spent resin” or “de-oiled resin”. This product is effective for application on specific aircraft parts like the integral fuel tank to avoid fuel leakage as well as other areas that come in contact with aircraft fuels, lubricants, oils, and water and are affected by weathering. 
  • Arduino-based Automatic Soil-profiling Device by Nicole Beatrice M. Tan from Mapúa University Senior High School. The Arduino-based automatic soil-profiling device uses a microcontroller – Arduino Mega 2560 – to measure soil properties: temperature, moisture, pH level, and humidity. This innovation will be beneficial to the agricultural sector, particularly the Filipino farmers.
  • Concentrated Solar Thermoelectric Generator by Epsilon Omni Yambot from the City of Mandaluyong Science High School – Senior High School. The innovation is designed with a high level of optimization that it can sustain its own energy resource consumption while still putting out a considerable amount of power – solving inefficiencies and proving its potential. It can be used for large-scale electrical supply and can be further improved with increased funding, research, and development.

The projects were judged based on their originality, potential impact, and innovativeness. All Cardinal Innovators are awarded certificates and a cash prize worth P15,000 per innovation.

Other innovations entered in the Cardinal Challenge 2021 can be viewed through the virtual exhibit at https://bit.ly/2QXmMxb.


Monday, June 7, 2021

Smoked Longaniza, Egg & Cheese Subway's New Breakfast Offering

 

Subway is adding a delectable NEW item on their breakfast menu, the Smoked Longaniza, Egg & Cheese! It's another exciting choice for people who are always on the go and are looking for a meal to brighten up their mornings!

Longaniza is in fact one of the Philippines’ most beloved dishes. And, it can be found almost everywhere in different provinces having their own versions. But this time, Subway offers its own affordable take on this sandwich meal.

The NEW Smoked Longaniza, Egg & Cheese ala carte price is P139 for the 6-inch and P248 for the footlong. Subway also offers a combo meal for only P199! Customers can get (1) 6-inch Smoked Longaniza, Egg & Cheese, (1) Coffee, and (4) pieces of Hashbrowns. Available for dine-in, takeout, and delivery transactions.

The Smoked Longaniza, Egg & Cheese also comes in Flat Bread as default but customers can ask to change it to regular bread.


ENJOY THE SANDWICH MEAL AT HOME BY ORDERING THROUGH MESSENGER “BOTTY”
As you STAY SAFE AT HOME, you can enjoy your favorite subs and the NEW Smoked Longaniza, Egg & Cheese through FB Messenger “Botty” ordering for pick-up or delivery in select restaurants. Or, delight yourself and your friends & family with Subway’s delicious and freshly made subs at the safety and comfort of your homes through GrabFood or FoodPanda delivery apps.

The Smoked Longaniza, Egg & Cheese, and other selections are bound to make your mornings even brighter! 


Panda Express® Heading to South of Metro Manila

Store Interior photo of the new Panda Express Double Dragon Meridian Plaza, Pasay City Restaurant

People from the south, rejoice! The world-famous Original Orange Chicken™ is coming your way, as Panda Express is finally heading south of Metro Manila.

The world’s largest American Chinese dining concept is set to open its third restaurant on June 11, 2021, in the busy commercial block of Double Dragon Meridian Park in Pasay City. This will be its first store in the south and the third in the country, after launching its first location in SM Megamall in 2019 and second in SM North Edsa. 

“We are thrilled to finally countdown to our opening day and share with our fans in the South Panda Express’ exceptional American Chinese cuisine. Guests living and working around the central business district in the Bay Area have always expressed their cravings for Panda Express. And we heard them. We heard you. Panda Express is continuously introducing to Filipinos its innovative take on American Chinese cuisine that showcases the ‘Wok Hei,’ or ‘breath of the wok,’ which creates that signature smoky, umami flavor of the entrées. The top quality of ingredients, preparation, and cooking all make a difference in the addictive flavors that make our guests fall in love with Panda Express dishes.” ~Julius Marlon Dela Cruz, Panda Express Marketing Manager

The world’s largest American Chinese dining concept is set to open its third restaurant on June 11, 2021, in the busy commercial block of Double Dragon Meridian Park in Pasay City. This will be its first store in the south and the third in the country, after launching its first location in SM Megamall in 2019 and second in SM North Edsa. 

Following the blockbuster launch of its first restaurant opening at the SM Megamall in 2019 and its second store in SM City North EDSA last February, American Chinese trailblazer Panda Express is proud to announce the debut of its third restaurant located at Double Dragon Meridian Park in Pasay City.



American Chinese Classics

The Panda Express menu includes a variety of entrées with influences from the eight traditional cuisines of China. Its bestselling the Original Orange Chicken™, crispy chicken wok-tossed in sweet and tangy sauce, is inspired by Panda Express co-founder Andrew Cherng’s hometown flavors of Yangzhou, China.  

The Original Orange Chicken™ is the signature dish of Panda Express. It is a crispy chicken entrée, wok-tossed in a sweet and spicy orange sauce.


An irresistible combo of sweet and crispy, Panda Express’ Honey Walnut Shrimp is made with large tempura-battered shrimp that is lightly coated in a unique honey sauce and topped with glazed walnuts.

The new Mongolian Pork entrée 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.  

The American Chinese restaurant brand also recently introduced two new dishes to the Philippine menu. First is the Panda Express signature pescatarian-friendly dish Honey Walnut Shrimp™, which is a Canton dish inspired by Western influence that is made with large and crispy tempura-battered shrimp, lightly coated in the unique honey sauce and topped with glazed walnuts.

As another best-selling international dish, Mongolian Pork is a classic American Chinese dish made with tender pork shoulder and crisp vegetables, wok-tossed in a savory garlic soy sauce. 

For guests who wish to have their favorite Panda Express dish in the comfort of their own homes, Panda is also available via Facebook Messenger and food delivery apps GrabFood® and foodpanda®. Delivery locations are within Metro Manila only.


Brand expansion

The latest Panda Express store opening is part of the plans of JBPX Foods, Inc.—the joint venture of Jollibee Foods Corporation with Panda Express operator, Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.—to open five stores during the initial phase of the partnership.

Panda Express, founded by husband-and-wife tandem, co-CEO, and co-founders Andrew and Peggy Cherng in 1983, is still family-owned and operated today. They have popularized American Chinese cuisine by using authentic Chinese recipes adapted to global tastes, successfully establishing the brand as the largest Asian dining concept in the US and the largest American Chinese concept in the world.

To date, Panda Express has more than 2,300 restaurants all over the world, and with more than 40,000 associates. Outside of the US and Philippines, Panda Express is present in Canada, Guatemala, Aruba, Japan, Mexico, El Salvador, South Korea, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
 
To know more about Panda Express, you may visit www.facebook.com/PandaExpressPH/ on Facebook and https://www.instagram.com/PandaExpressPH on Instagram.

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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 entrée 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.


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