Friday, May 28, 2021

Mondelez Philippines stands for Diversity and Inclusion


While the world has changed much, sadly many forms of inequality still exist around the world. As recent events in other countries and even locally have shown, achieving equality in all forms is everyone’s responsibility and requires action from all of us. This could be as simple as starting your own community pantry or extending support to charitable organizations. This belief in making an impact in your own community has spurred snacks company Mondelez Philippines to strengthen its own diversity and inclusion commitments. 
“Guided by our Purpose, Mission, and Values, we strive to promote diversity and inclusion for our colleagues, culture, and communities. Like our well-loved snack brands Tang and Eden cheese, we encourage not only acts of playfulness but also inspire acts of generosity and take a stand on issues that matter. We choose to believe we are stronger through our diverse, inclusive, and connected community; to do what’s right and treat everyone with integrity, and to foster a culture of belonging.” ~Aileen Aumentado, People Lead of Mondelez Philippines
Three pillars drive the Company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. These are ColleaguesCulture, and Community. For Colleagues this means ensuring the diversity of employees, to represent the customers and consumers the Company serves. In the Philippines, this translates to creating a full candidate slate for new positions. Candidates to be interviewed for a job opening must include women and applicants from different schools and work backgrounds. This means choosing the right person for the job, not for who they are or where they come from.   
“As our name suggests, “Invisible” refers to urban poor women who are unable to participate in the formal economy, and the waste materials from landfills and waterways. As both are deemed unseen by society, Invisible Sisters recognizes these as opportunities to create positive changes. It is through this craft that they are provided with a livelihood that boosts self-confidence and gives a sense of self-worth. Invisible does not bring people work. We bring jobs to people who cannot work. We work around the edges, outside of traditional factories, and labor markets giving real skills to otherwise unemployable women, enabling them to manage their time and life needs.” ~Deseree Mangulabnan, Program Director of Invisible Sisters

For Culture, the Company aims to create an inclusive, bias-free, and equitable workplace in which all colleagues can be themselves and achieve their full potential. Women empowerment is a core focus of the Company. It works to empower women through career development opportunities as well as flexible work policies, which allow them the ability to balance work and life commitments. Regardless of gender, marital status, or role, all employees enjoy this flexible working policy, work-from-home policy, and career development opportunities. In the Philippines, the Company’s Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO) benefits have also been expanded since 2017. This entitles health coverage not only for married couples but also for domestic partners of all genders.


Under Community, the Company aims to drive economic inclusion for underrepresented communities.  Locally this has been done for the past 10 years through the Joy Schools program, a school adoption initiative that supports underprivileged public elementary school students. Since 2011 the program has adopted 19 schools nationwide and reached 25,000 students. More recently, the Company has partnered with Invisible Sisters, an organization that works with underprivileged women by enabling their skills to design high-quality, sustainable, and handcrafted products out of waste materials. This work allows them to create transformative change in and out of their environment.


Invisible Sisters contributes to Filipino ingenuity, design, and craftsmanship through the art of crochet and knitting of plastic waste. For their small partnership to create recycled home items, 37.5 kilos of plastic were recycled and 15 women provided with income.  

It is Mondelez Philippines’ and Invisible Sisters’ belief that we are stronger through our diverse, inclusive, and connected community. Where everyone is recognized, included, and move together towards growth.  

The company shares new commitments for colleagues, culture, and communities.











About Mondelēz International
Mondelēz International, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDLZ) empowers people to snack right in over 150 countries around the world. With 2020 net revenues of approximately $27 billion, MDLZ is leading the future of snacking with iconic global and local brands such as OREO, belVita, and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy, and Trident gum. Mondelēz International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor’s 500, Nasdaq 100, and Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Visit www.mondelezinternational.com or follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDLZ.

About Mondelez Philippines 
Mondelez Philippines Inc. has been providing consumers with delicious snack products for the past 58 years - since 1963. Its product portfolio includes Tang powdered beverages, Eden cheese, mayonnaise, and sandwich spread, Cheez Whiz spread Oreo cookies, Tiger energy biscuits, belVita breakfast biscuits, as well as Toblerone and Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolates. The company employs about 450 people in the Philippines, with a manufacturing facility in Parañaque City. Visit https://ph.mondelezinternational.com/home


Thursday, May 27, 2021

‘ALPAS’ digital concert


Get ready for a night of soaring anthems and classic sing-alongs as kumu live and GNN hold a virtual concert featuring some of the finest Filipino singer-songwriters of all time.

Dubbed ALPAS, the digital show not only aims to bring live performances for the streaming public but also promises music fans to experience a semblance of ‘concert’ normalcy in an intimate, stripped-down setting. The six music acts are also set to perform as a group in a special medley number arranged and produced by award-winning musical director, Ronaldo Tomas.

Renowned alternative/pop-rock/folk icons Aia de LeonBarbie AlmalbisKitchie NadalEbe DancelJohnoy Danao, and Bullet Dumas mark their first time to co-headline a show together, performing as both solo artists and collaborators. 
“I’m excited to work with the artists that I admire in the music industry. It’s an opportunity that I wouldn’t want to miss. I’m more than happy to share the stage with the artists that I look up to, and hopefully, the energy and enthusiasm would resonate with the music fans once they see it on the virtual screen. It’s something that we’ve worked hard for.” ~Barbie Almalbis 

With new security and health protocols in place, the virtual showcase will be shot at the outdoor area of Conspiracy Garden Café, an iconic music venue that is home to several music greats and independent bands, and in Madrid, Spain where Kitchie Nadal is currently based.

As expected, Nadal is excited to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime collaboration and has all the great words to say about the upcoming online show. Barbie Almalbis explains that this is as close to playing for a live audience and that performing in Conspiracy again makes her feel nostalgic.

Aia, Barbie, and Kitchie (ABK) have staged sold-out, collaborative concerts at the Music Museum in 2016 and 2017, and held a benefit online show in 2020 to raise funds for the employees of indie music venues in Metro Manila. Ebe, Johnoy, and Bullet (3D) on the other hand, have performed as 3D, and went on to headline three, sold-out concerts: twice at the Music Museum in 2015 and 2016, and at the Kia Theatre in 2018. These concerts were organized and produced by GNN. 

Bullet Dumas admits that he missed performing and that ALPAS came at the right time when everyone needs a source of entertainment to keep them going while public life is on lockdown. 

“I haven't performed in an actual show since early pandemic. People in the live events industry are barely surviving, so this opportunity from KUMU and GNN means a lot to me. And I know how a simple show can move people especially in this crazy era of our lives.” ~Bullet Dumas

Johnoy Danao admits that this is the very first time since 2020 that 3D will be reunited together, and he wouldn’t want to miss it for the world. He’s also looking forward to working with Aia, Barbie, and Kitchie on this special project. 

“It’ll be the first time that all of us are performing together, so I think that’s something to look forward to.” ~Johnoy Danao

When asked about what makes ALPAS worth watching despite the lack of an actual “live” audience, Aia De Leon takes pride in what the virtual concert stands for especially in the time of the pandemic. 

“ALPAS is your connection to something real. When the songs hit home, this is your connection to the memory as well as the future promise of the live gig experience.” ~Aia De Leon

Ebe Dancel echoes Aia’s sentiments, stressing the importance of music in forging a sense of community amidst the most challenging of times. 

“People, in my opinion, will always need music. As much as we miss the live audience, this will have to do for now. Someday, somehow, we will all see each other again.” ~Ebe Dancel

ALPAS: A Digital Concert is set to premiere on June 5, 2021, from 6pm onwards. Tickets to ALPAS are now available for purchase via Kumu, with a price of P499 for general admission. For details on how to buy tickets, go to this site: www.kumu.live.


Valueplus and Jandusay & Sons open VPX Batangas City

 
The newly built facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art Wheel Alignment system from Hunter Engineering, Lifters, Computer scanner and operates with a world-class shop management system from Canada.

Brothers John Alvin Jandusay and Jet Martell Jandusay, along with their father Hanniel, had first started thinking about putting up a business in 2018 and came across ValuePlus online. 

With high hopes for the rest of the year, as the country bounces back from the pandemic, Value Plus Auto Service Express (VPX), the franchising brand of Value Plus Auto Services Philippines Inc., forges ahead with its first franchise expansion in Batangas City.  
“We were considering several different types of businesses. But we got to thinking, ‘Why should we go for the common? Let’s be different! As car enthusiasts themselves, the family decided to partner with VPX and franchise their own “casa alternative.” ~John Alvin, the 24-year-old branch manager of VPX Batangas City
Established in 2013, VPX is an after-market auto service that’s dedicated to helping millions of drivers across the metro with their automotive concerns. With the official opening of VPX Batangas City, VPX proudly welcomes to its family Jandusay and Sons, its newest ValuePlus franchisee-partners. 

With the opening of VPX Batangas City, last May 26, 2021, ValuePlus now has 4 branches in its franchising program, two of which are in Metro Manila. 

The VPX franchise is one of the most competitive businesses in the industry, shares VPX General Manager Mark Saberola. 
“ValuePlus is founded on a sound business model that’s been proven to be crisis-proof. Despite the pandemic, all our branches have thrived. With our newly introduced Starter Package, ranging from P4.5M-P7M, franchisees can have their very own auto repair shop up and running in 2 to 3 months’ time. We assure our partners that ValuePlus will guide them every step of the way. Though we are an almost decade-old brand and our systems are well-established, we still work closely with our franchisees to ensure that we provide the direction and assistance they need in building up their business. We want to help them achieve their dream; their success is our success, too.” ~Mark Saberola, VPX General Manager

Batangueños come out in full support of the opening of the first “Casa Alternative” in the city with local government officials and eminent members of the community throwing their weights behind this new venture. 
The family-owned VPX Batangas City branch, located along Batangas-Tabangao-Lobo Road in Barangay Libjo, officially opened its 300-sqm repair shop this second quarter and is ready to cater to the needs of drivers in this part of South Luzon. VPX Batangas City enters the market at the most opportune time, with more Filipinos relying on private transportation to stay safe from COVID-19. 

To date, according to Saberola, around 3.5 million cars are no longer covered by their manufacturer’s warranty. And thus, car owners seek trusted auto repair service providers for their vehicles’ needs. 
“While there may be many other auto repair shop franchises, the unique advantage of ValuePlus is the quality of their work and the expertise of the personnel. From the managers to the technicians, they are all very professional and skilled. They know exactly how to fix your cars. The training was very thorough, and the management was very hands on during the training. All our questions and concerns were addressed, so now we’re more knowledgeable about the workflow. You can’t learn a business in just 30 days, but with the help of VPX management, we felt more secure and confident. Partnering up with them was definitely the best decision!” ~Jet Martell Jandusay
As first-time franchisees, Jandusay and Sons found great confidence in VPX, especially as they were guided by management through numerous trainings to further learn the ropes of the business. 

The ribbon-cutting ceremony is attended by (from left to right) Mr. Normann Chiu, President of ValuePlus, Mr. Jett Martel Jandusay, Operations Manager of VPX Batangas City, Mrs. Menjie Jandusay, Treasurer of VPX Batangas City, Mr. John Alvin Jandusay, Branch Manager of VPX Batangas City, Mr. Mark Saberola, General Manager of ValuePlus and Mr. Richmann Uy, Chief Financial Officer of ValuePlus.

If you would like to start your own casa and need a full-proof plan to achieve it, VPX is here to help! ValuePlus is not just a provider of auto repair services, but a complete business solutions provider. Inquire today. 

For more information about VPX and the franchising opportunities of ValuePlus send them an email at vpx@valueplusph.com or call 0917-637-2085 or visit their social fb.com/solutionsvpx.


DAD YOU'RE THE BEST! Century Park Hotel Celebrates the Man of the Hour on Father’s Day


As most of us are practicing social distancing by staying in the comfort of our homes, working remotely, or doing distance education, let us not forget the countless ways our Dads have made lives more livable since the pandemic.  They have become our errand runners, handymen, technicians, chauffeurs, babysitters, and companions while binge-watching on Netflix.   Indeed, our fathers have become more indispensable and we simply cannot live without their sense of humor which is much-needed nowadays.
“Dads are the pillars of our lives; we draw strength from them especially during these unusual times.  We hope that our Father’s Day treat will show them just how much they are valued and loved.” ~Anthony Tan, Century Park Hotel’s General Manager
On June 19-20, 2021, it’s Dad’s time to shine.  Indulge him with an exceptional Father’s Day meal courtesy of Century Park Hotel.  For P1,545 net, get the Surf and Turf Special, a combination of slow-roast US beef, grilled tiger prawns, Lyonnaise potatoes, and grilled vegetables with pommery beurre blanc. This blowout will not be complete without the Gentleman’s Cake, a special chiffon dessert infused with Kahlua, walnuts, chocolate ganache, and a miniature bottle of Chivas Regal Whisky on the top. The Man of the Hour will surely be impressed with these delectable treats.

This offer is available for takeout and delivery, kindly book in advance by sending a text or Viber message to 0917-6332497.  Transactions can be made through our Paypal account at payments@centurypark.com.ph or cash payment/bank transfer to PNB (1702 7000 1013) or BDO (0044 7000 0100).  Send your proof of payment to the Viber number afterward and advise of the pick-up time and date (June 19 – 20 only from 10:00AM to 4:00PM).  For home delivery, you may arrange for Grab, Lalamove, or other delivery services.  Transport fees will be shouldered by the customer.








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.

Monday, May 24, 2021

WalterMart Supermarket partners with Mayani to support local farmers and uplift communities


To strengthen its agricultural supply chain while relieving the plight of our local farmers, WalterMart Supermarket – one of the biggest supermarket chains in the Philippines, launches Palengke Fresh with Mayani, the fastest-growing farm-to-table digital platform. 

Through this program, WalterMart will procure directly from Mayani’s network of over 12,000 smallholder farmers to provide fresher produce with a better value to all its shoppers.

“Our commitment to the communities and our customers is to win through malasakit from farm to market. Malasakit to ensure a sustainable income for our farmers during this pandemic through Mayani, malasakit to our customers by providing them quality and affordable fresh produce assortment, and malasakit to employees by making our proud local ambassadors of fresh and healthy products.” ~Rose Caalam, General Manager of WalterMart Supermarket

WalterMart has been helping various farmers cooperatives and associations since the roll-out of Palengke Fresh in 2019. Given WalterMart’s expansive network of community shopping malls across Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and South Luzon, the program sought to leverage such footprint to aid more rural farming communities by integrating Mayani into WalterMart’s responsible, “support local” value chain.

“This team-up is a huge leap forward for our smallholder farmers not only in terms of higher rural incomes for them, but the predictability of it during these volatile times.” ~JT Solis, the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Mayani

Solis also pointed out that because of Mayani’s role as the direct platform conduit between farmers and big commercial customers such as WalterMart and other reputable retailers, the pricing of fresh produce on supermarket shelves becomes even more competitive drawing from supply chain efficiencies and lowered transaction costs.

On Palengke Fresh weekends, WalterMart Supermarket mounts a “bagsakan” market in the parking lot of WalterMart malls, thereby making it a safe and preferred shopping destination among customers.

On top of this, for the whole month of May, WalterMart is also supporting various community pantries that sprouted in different parts of Luzon. It encourages all of its shoppers to purchase the local produce in its Palengke Fresh and have them donated to different community pantries in areas where WalterMart is. For as low as ₱50, customers can get a Chopsuey Pack to uplift those grassroots communities.

WalterMart is available both online at www.waltermart.com and in-store with 39 WalterMart Supermarket branches in Luzon.


Sunday, May 23, 2021

Ivana Cools Down With the Tanduay Mango Rhum


Ivana revealed that she has always been fond of Philippine mangoes, which are considered the best in the world. With mangoes cut in cubes, 30 ml of Tanduay Rhum, lime juice, sugar, salt, seltzer, and ice cubes — you can recreate Ivana’s favorite Mango Rhum.

Ivana Alawi, revealing one of her most-loved cocktail mixes using Tanduay Rhum. Among her favorites is the "Mango Rhum", which she said reminds her a lot of summers. She represents the modern Calendar Girl — strong, hardworking, has a heart for helping others, and knows when to relax and have a good time.
“I love preparing this cocktail because it’s so easy. But more than that, it tastes really great. You can have it any time of the day to give you a taste of summer. You can really taste the difference when you try out varieties from other countries. There’s something distinctly Filipino to it like the Tanduay Rhum. During these times when there’s a lot going on in the world, it’s important to be kind to others and to ourselves. Find time to chill and relax, whether by yourself or with your loved ones.” ~Ivana Alawi, Tanduay Calendar Girl 2021


All you need to do is blend the mangoes, lime juice, sugar, and salt in a blender. Once it has been properly blended, put the mixture in a glass. Add the Tanduay Rhum and stir. In another glass, put the cubes of ice then pour the mixture in. Add the seltzer, stir, and enjoy your very own Mango Rhum!

Ivana said that this cocktail mix is the perfect summer drink to have while you relax during the weekends or your virtual gatherings via Zoom with friends and colleagues.

To see how Ivana’s favorite Mango Rhum is done, scan the code below.


Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Brant Buckley’s Nerve Damage Blues



After a career-threatening injury on the tennis court, he's playing a live-streamed set on The Bunker. It is a weekly high-quality live video streaming of original singer-songwriters and bands from Chicago and surrounding areas. Shows air every Thursday at 8:30 p.m. Central time. Multicam presentation with studio-quality audio in a personal relaxed atmosphere. 


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About the artist
Brant Buckley is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Songwriting. He was born outside of Chicago (Hinsdale) and has lived in Costa Rica but spent most of his life in Philadelphia. East coast folk music and the coffeehouse scene inspired his early sound: James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Kenn Kweder, and Nick Drake. Last 2012, Buckley independently released his first album, My Life, which was featured in The Times of India (India’s CNN). He released Chicago Summer, a 3 song E.P. His song Shine had over 55,000 YouTube plays last 2015. April 1st, 2021, he released his single Don't Shoot Your Blues Away getting radio airplay on Uncle Buc Plays The Blues Show. Recently, he released his second full-length album: Times Strange.


Brant met Bluesman Jesse Graves last 2013. Graves was Philadelphia’s leading bluesman during the 1970s and played with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, Hound Dog Taylor, Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup, and Tom Waits. Jesse learned from Reverend Gary Davis and passed on the Blues and Native American Spirituality to Brant. In 2014, inspired by Jesse, Brant moved to Chicago to learn more about the Blues. Working as a tennis pro, Brant experienced the Blues for himself after having a career-ending tennis injury. The pain taught him what Blues are all about.


Buckley’s Chicago Blues sound is melodic, rhythmic, and haunting. He pulls heavily from his folk and spiritual background and there are hints of Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, and Son House. He is all about the power of song. In addition, Brant is a certified USPTA tennis professional and has been practicing meditation (Kriya Yoga) and energetic healing for over 10 years.

Brant has over 60 published interviews/reviews as a contributing author for The American Blues Scene. He's interviewed George Thorogood, Bobby Rush, John Hammond, John Primer, Dick Waterman, and Walter Trout to name a few.


About the song
As narrated by Brant, he relocated to Chicago as a USPTA certified teaching tennis professional. Tennis had been a huge part of his life since he was a kid. With his persistence, he landed a Proposition, teaching tennis, but unfortunately suffered an on-the-job right foot injury which abruptly ended his tennis days. Over a three-year period of pain, muscle weakness, and dejection, he lost his money, job, and was forced to sell his precious car. He was miserable. From this dark time, he wrote the song, “Nerve Damage Blues.” The lyrics in the song talk about his four-year battle with nerve pain, a lawsuit, and overcoming the injury. He had the Blues so bad he couldn’t even play the Blues and he didn’t want anything to do with anyone or anything. Looking back, the injury was an extreme blessing for him and it happened for a reason. Going through it taught him what the Blues are all about. He is thankful for the injury as it created his new musical sound. Real Blues are no joke and it’s like Son House said:
“The Blues ain’t nothing but a low down shaking chill. If you ain’t had em I hope you never will.”


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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Herbalife Nutrition Experts Share How to Address Inner and Outer Nutrition Needs by Age



As the body ages, it undergoes many changes and so does the nutrition it needs. While a balanced diet and an active lifestyle are important at any age, there are challenges specific for each age that need to be addressed.

In the most recent Herbalife Nutrition E-Wellness Tour, Susan Bowerman, Senior Director, Worldwide Nutrition, Education and Training of Herbalife Nutrition, and Laura Chacon-Garbato, Chairwoman of the Outer Nutrition Advisory Board of Herbalife Nutrition, shared how eating habits and lifestyle choices can affect our body and skin.

The Herbalife Nutrition E-Wellness Tour is a monthly event presented by Herbalife Nutrition Philippines with the aim of imparting nutrition education to the public through a forum with health and nutrition experts and members of the media and the blogging community.

In the April event, Bowerman and Garbato discussed the challenges that people face in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s and offered solutions on how to best address their inner and outer nutrition needs. 

“When we talk about nutrition from the inside, we talk about how diet impacts every part of your body -- every organ and every cell. Everything you eat also ends up on your skin. This is why we wanted to have this inside-out approach and talk about it from both angles. You can’t have one without the other,” Bowerman said.


Establish Healthy Habits in Your 20s
While it may be challenging for people to start practicing healthy habits in their 20s as they begin to socialize and eat out more, it is important to keep in mind that eating habits at this age may affect their health in later years.

According to Bowerman, it is at this age that one should start consuming more calcium and iron.

“In your 20s, you still have the ability to put down some bone mass. You continue to accumulate bone mass until in your mid to late 20s, so getting enough calcium at this time is critically important. Iron is also important, especially for women,” Bowerman said.

She also advised against crash dieting and watching one’s alcohol calorie intake.

Garbato, meanwhile, said that prevention is important when it comes to the skin’s health in one’s 20s.

“When you’re younger, you tend to indulge a lot more. We need to remember that diet can impact the way the skin looks. There are also hormonal changes happening in the body, so there’s an excess production of oil. It’s an adjustment period for a lot of people, and lifestyle habits can really impact the way the skin looks,” Garbato said.

She advised establishing good self-care habits and avoiding the ones that can negatively impact the skin.


Eat Nutritious Meals and Exercise Regularly in Your 30s
In their 30s, most people juggle between their career and family life. They have less time to prepare balanced meals and exercise. Because of these, they find themselves putting on weight and not be able to take it off as quickly as they did when they were in high school or college.

To stay healthy, Bowerman recommended that people in their 30s make sure that they eat regular, healthy  meals and snacks. Getting organized and stocking up on nutritious staples in their homes and setting aside time for exercise will also help.

When it comes to the skin, it is in their 30s that people start seeing the first signs of aging as their hormone levels start to decrease. Stress, changes in nutrition, and lack of sleep can also have adverse effects on the skin.

This is why, Garbato said, people should be more mindful of their self-care routine.

“In our 30s, we should make sure that we’re masking, exfoliating, hydrating, and using that eye cream,” Garbato pointed out.


Re-Establish Your Health Habits in Your 40s
“If you don’t challenge your body or change your routine at all, your body doesn’t really continue to grow or develop because it becomes used to that same routine all the time,” Bowerman said.

She added that at this age, people should watch their calories -- how much they take in and how much they expend. It is also important that they pay more attention to their muscle mass.

When it comes to skin, Garbato said that it is in one’s 40s that fine lines, dryness, sunspots, and loss of firmness start to appear. 

To counter these, one needs to re-evaluate their diet and exercise.


Practice Diligence and Focus in Your 50s
As their muscle mass start to decline and calorie requirements drop, people in their 50s should control stress eating. They should also eat more nutrient-dense foods and get plenty of calcium.

As with any age, having a daily skincare regimen must be prioritized and moisturizing day and night is crucial.


In closing, Bowerman and Garbato shared some advice about staying healthy at any age.

“Try to eat fruit or vegetable with every meal. It’s an easy rule to live by,” Bowerman said.


For Garbato, it’s all about consistency.
“Make sure that you are consistent with your self-care. Consistency is going to help you get through the different stages of your life and it’s going to help you age gracefully,” she said.






About Herbalife Nutrition
Herbalife Nutrition is a global company that has been changing people's lives with great nutrition products and a proven business opportunity for its independent distributors since 1980. The Company offers high-quality, science-backed products, sold in over 90 countries by entrepreneurial distributors who provide one-on-one coaching and a supportive community that inspires their customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle. Through the Company’s global campaign to eradicate hunger, Herbalife Nutrition is also committed to bringing nutrition and education to communities around the world.


For more information, please visit IAmHerbalifeNutrition.com.


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 𝑌𝑒𝑠 𝑇𝑜 𝑃𝑜𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝐵𝑒𝑎𝑢𝑡𝑦 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.

Lumina Homes joins NREA’s first-ever International Housing Fiesta Filipinas

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