Tuesday, August 31, 2021

PCPPI promotes meal time with multi-serve packages

Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI)—the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages in the country—shares the Filipino festive spirit with the whole world through a new campaign, #PepsiHitSaSarap, that highlights its multi-serve packages.

Top-billed by local celebrities Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, the campaign video took over the digital screens of downtown Los Angeles and Times Square in New York City. It also featured Billboard Music Awards-nominee SB19, collegiate basketball hotshot Ricci Rivero, and internet sensation Mimiyuuuh. 

“As seen in the latest Pepsi commercial, sharing every meal over a Pepsi becomes ‘hit sa sarap.’ With this campaign, we hope to showcase how Filipinos celebrate, the Pepsi way – one that is hip, fun, and festive. As Filipinos, meal time is an event we look forward to, especially now that we spend a lot of time at home. PCPPI wants to elevate the experience through our multi-serve beverages which we can share with our whole family.” ~Frederick D. Ong, PCPPI president and chief executive officer

Pepsi is available in 850mL and 1 liter polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. These are the best value multi-serve packs in PET bottles in the market today. PPCPI is the exclusive bottler of PepsiCo beverages in the country. The group manufactures and sells well-known brands such as Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton, and Premier.
Check out the new Hit sa Sarap ad here. Follow @pepsiphilippines on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and Twitter. Post your #PepsiHitSaSarap photos and tag on IG.

About Pepsi Philippines
Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) is the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages & snacks in the Philippines, with a relationship spanning 70 years. PCPPI is a listed company in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE: PIP) with Lotte Corporation which is a holding company of Lotte Chilsung Beverage, one of the biggest beverage companies in South Korea as the lead shareholder co-managing with PepsiCo. PCPPI manufactures and sells well-known food and beverage brands: Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton, Sting, Premier, Sips, Milkis, Let’s Be and Aquafina. It has established 14 manufacturing facilities across the country, serving more than 700,000 outlets and providing employment through its extensive distribution network.
PCPPI is committed to create a positive impact on society with programs focused on environmental sustainability, nutrition, education, and livelihood. For more information, visit www.pepsiphilippines.com.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Panda Express® offers free delivery as it launches new online store

Panda Express launches its new online store to make ordering more convenient and accessible.

Even while at home or at work, getting your hands on the world-famous Orange® Chicken is now made easier! This August 18, 2021, Panda Express, the world’s largest American Chinese dining concept, is launching its new online store to be accessed at order.pandaexpress.com.ph

As a treat to its guests, Panda Express is offering free delivery for all orders placed from August 18 to September 30, 2021.

The new online store features a more convenient and accessible ordering process. With an option for delivery or pick-up, guests will get to enjoy exclusive promos, perks, and discounts. 

The online store also offers long distance delivery covering select areas in: Mandaluyong, Pasig, Quezon City, Manila, Makati, Taguig, Valenzuela, Caloocan, Navotas, Marikina, Malabon, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Pasay, and Bacoor.

“This new online store will allow us to engage our guests in a safe, convenient, and more sustainable manner. Its features will enable our guests to track and customize orders, choose options for pick-up and delivery, and enjoy their Panda Express favorites with just a few clicks, add to that our exclusive discounts and offers.” ~Bianca May Rufo, Trade Marketing Officer of Panda Express Philippines

The Panda Express menu includes a variety of classic and must-try entrees—from its bestselling Orange® Chicken, Broccoli Beef, Honey Walnut Shrimp, Mongolian Pork, Beijing Beef, Savory Shrimp, Eggplant Tofu, to the newly launched Black Pepper Steak.

Craving for Panda Express favorites? No better way to enjoy it than through their new online store by going to order.pandaexpress.com.ph.

To know more about Panda Express, you may visit www.facebook.com/PandaExpressPH/ on Facebook and https://www.instagram.com/PandaExpressPH/ on Instagram.

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 for 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.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Barrel-Aged Ginto Capturing Millennials in Growing PH Gin Market


With their more flexible preferences and openness to new experiences in drinking, millennials are the main market who are driving the switch to the newly launched Ginto, the barrel-aged gin from Tanduay Distillers, Inc. 

“Ginto is a product for today’s adventurous drinkers, and those who have tried it have commended its unique taste compared to other gin products that are either non-aged or simply flavored. It is also a product that is proudly Filipino, and its name speaks for the gold standard that we always aim for at Tanduay. The result of young Filipinos who see the category as a trendy alternative to the traditional vinous spirit’. Right now, our logistics arm and online sales platform are very essential to our business. They are the ones that bring Ginto and our other products to our customers. So, despite the challenges, Ginto is performing really well. We have also been receiving good feedback from stores and in social media. There were inquiries from abroad as well since we came out with the product.” ~Lucio Tan III, Tanduay President and COO

The young Tan, who is himself a millennial, introduced Ginto during the first half of the year as the company’s way of capturing a share of the country’s growing gin market. 

Despite a decline in global sales, gin continues to be a top product among drinkers in the Philippines. Citing Euromonitor, Drinks International Magazine in its 2021 issue of The Millionaires Club, said that gin even surpassed brandy as the country’s most popular spirit in the past year.

Drinks International is among the most prestigious publications that hands out the yearly World’s Number 1 award for different spirits categories. It collects data on 155 million-case brands from public company reports and requested results. It then calculates growth from the actual volume data supplied.

Tanduay, which has been declared the World’s Number 1 Rum by the magazine for four consecutive years now, is aiming to have a share of the country’s gin market through its new product, Ginto.

Ginto is currently available in Luzon, which is a predominantly gin market. It is also available in select areas in Visayas and Mindanao. Ginto is priced at a very affordable PhP120 suggested retail price (SRP).

Tan admitted that while Luzon is a very challenging region for liquor, they are hopeful that they can capture a good slice of the island’s gin business as it is known to be more open to different types of drinks.

The pandemic has made it even more challenging for businesses, and Tan is thankful to have a strong team that knows how to hurdle the obstacles that come their way.

Tanduay is known for its expertise in barrel-aging, a process that gives spirits a classic aged flavor like caramel, oak, vanilla, and smoke. If the barrels were previously used for other spirits, the gin also takes the flavor of that spirit.

The company owns aging facilities that house 200,000 oak barrels with a capacity of approximately 40 million gauge liters

Tan noted that while taste preference is quite difficult to pinpoint, Ginto offers a product that gives a new flavor and a new experience in gin drinking.

Ginto offers today's adventurous drinkers a new flavor and an exciting experience in gin drinking. Launched during the first half of the  year, it is currently available in Luzon and select areas in Visayas and Mindanao.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Happy Life Organics ( HLO ) Launches Waterless Shampoo for Pets

Happy Life Organics waterless shampoo
Starting the month right, Happy Life Organics ( HLO ) launched the Waterless Shampoo for pets. The solution can be used for disinfecting pet areas, repelling and killing harmful insects and making any pet area smells clean and fresh while keeping our pets safe.

Happy Life Organics waterless shampoo

For sure that there are a lot of questions that will enter your mind regarding the product and here are the answers to it:

WHEN: When in need of a quicker, safer, innovative and plant bath alternative against chemical actives in a shampoo for pets.

WHY: First in the Philippines and 100% natural and pet friendly! Provides convenience, less effort and less time in every bath. Saves 70% of bath time every time you use Happy Life Waterless Shampoo. Perfect for a quick bath and for those on the go. You can still groom your pets even your in a hurry or during cold/rainy seasons. Helps relieve pets suffering from skin and fur irritations such as but not limited to: wounds, bad odor, itchiness, scaling, mange, allergies, dandruff, hotspots, inflammation, ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, redness, viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

HOW: As easy as 1-2-3!
1. Shake and spray generously directly to pets fur and skin from head to paws to tail.
2. Rub, lather and enjoy this special bonding with your pet.
3. Wipe dry with a clean towel and be amazed of the benefits you provided and the time you saved!

Happy Life Organics also specializes on  LC Industrial, a five in one product for pets as disinfectant, deodorizer, cleaner, insect repellent and insecticide, that is made only with natural and organic ingredients. A gallon goes a long way, when diluted with water it can yield up to 11 gallons of solution.

Happy Life Organics waterless shampoo shampoo and pet  conditioner

The solution can be used for disinfecting pet areas, repelling and killing harmful insects and making any pet area smells clean and fresh while keeping our pets safe.

They also have   Shampoo and Conditioner for pets like dogs, cats and rabbit which is plant based and natural that combines the great benefits of Lavender, Aloe Vera, Neem and Madre De Cacao.

Last but not the least, HLO  Pet Spray is considered as an all in one spray for pets formulated for ticks, fleas and mites problem / for Disinfecting wounds, scratches and itchiness &  for deodorizing pets on the go and in and out of the house.

So what are you waiting for. Experience the true meaning of a Happy Life with your pets.

Available in their company website: www.happylifeph.com, LAZADA, Shopee and ZALORA: Happy Life Organics on Facebook and Instagram 2 Physical Stores: Quezon City: 50 Esteban Abada in Waze Bulacan HQ Address: 1634 Mayumi St, Santa Cruz, Santa Maria, Bulacan.  Also available in top Vet Clinics in the country.

Hotel Sogo embracing the new normal: Innovation that lasts

No-Contact Key

UVC Disinfection of Rooms, Utensils, Key Cards Cash

Hotel Sogo, the largest hotel chain in the Philippines offered ten Hotel Sogo branches dedicated to doctors, nurses, paramedics, and other healthcare providers who need a place to rest and sleep until the end of the quarantine phase, for free.

Ventilation ACR is Doubled in Lobbies Hallways

Aside from the enhanced new normal protocols such as no contact fixtures and thermal scans, some remarkable changes and innovations that the Hotel Sogo management applied across its branches such as, UVC disinfection in rooms, lobbies, and air-conditioning units, increased ventilation, microbial testing (method to indicate the presence and amount of microorganisms), Covid sniffer dogs, reduced touch points, and application of anti-microbial coatings in frequently touched surfaces. 

Covid Sniffer Dogs for Screening of Employees

The impact of Covid-19 has slammed businesses and different industries instantly in just a short period of time, despite the efforts made in making the economy move forward, there are still businesses and establishments that feel its continuous effects just like in the hospitality industry. 

These affected businesses has doubled its efforts to develop and adapt to the new normal by following heightened safety measures and investing on technological advancement for the protection of all guests and employees, just like the largest and fastest-growing Filipino-owned hotel chain in the country did across all of its branches.
“Here at Hotel Sogo, we are trying on things to help improve the situation in our hotels as early as March 2020 last year. From that point on, we continued to research, invest further and develop innovative ways to upgrade our safety protocols especially in cleanliness and sanitation.” ~Ms. Sue Geminiano, Hotel Sogo Corporate Marketing Manager 
Anti-Microbial Coatings on Furnishings, Fixtures Touch Points

Through Hotel Sogo’s 11 So Safe Innovations, the safety and wellness of guests as well as its employees are set first.
This on-going pandemic has helped us to take further steps in giving importance to safety. The innovation that I speak of are the development and improvement of amenities that revolves around the 4 major ways to prevent the spread of the virus and protect our guests like reduction of touch points, improve air quality, disinfection and testing. It is important to test all these protocols to make sure that all these innovation are really effective to keep our guests safe; we want our guests to feel safe and secured whenever they stay at Hotel Sogo. We will continue to protect our guests and develop more upgraded protocols even after the pandemic.” ~Ms. Sue Geminiano, Hotel Sogo Corporate Marketing Manager 

More than just a hotel
Aside from the hotel innovations that has implemented, Hotel Sogo is also ramping up its effort in helping fellow countrymen through its Corporate Social Responsibility program, Sogo Cares. Hotel Sogo is helping indigent communities who are in need of basic necessities, such as food, medicines and water. 
Recently, we donated food packs with linens and towels to the fire victims at Manila. We also donated essential needs such as bottled waters, linens, pillows, surgical masks, pillow cases, and mattresses to the Philippine General Hospital with the help of AFP and we also gave assistance in different community pantries in Bulacan and Quezon City. Our team will definitely help those who are in need in these trying times. Even this time of GCQ, Hotel Sogo is still accepting frontliners, essential, repatriated OFW, seafarers and economic workers across all Hotel Sogo branches. We are also accommodating those who prefer long-term stay for their work purposes.” ~Ms. Sue Geminiano, Hotel Sogo Corporate Marketing Manager 
FAR UVC Disinfection at Elevator Lobbies

Over the course of six (6) years, starting from 2015, Hotel Sogo through its Corporate Social Responsibility Program Sogo Cares has conducted over 400 medical missions with 100,000 plus beneficiaries, led over 600 donations with more than 170,000 beneficiaries.

To find out more about Hotel Sogo, visit its website at visit http://www.hotelsogo.com/ or like and follow Hotel Sogo on FACEBOOKTWITTERINSTAGRAMYOUTUBE.

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Caritas Manila taps tech for good platforms Mayani, GrabPay to foster online giving for underprivileged youth

(Mayani) Tuloy Aral with Caritas  Manila, Grab, Pilipinas Shell Foundation

In the context of the ongoing pandemic that has brought more families deeper into poverty, digital platforms have been repurposed to leverage their reach and scalable capacities to soften the economic downturn’s impact on the poor and the vulnerable.

Carrying this impact thrust, Caritas Manila – the lead social service ministry of the Catholic Church in the Philippines – is co-launching the Tuloy Aral Project to support the food needs of over 5,000 youth scholars from the poorest communities in the country, while supporting the livelihood of rural smallholder farmers through technology. 

Also spearheading the project is GrabPay, the leading e-wallet of super-app Grab, and Mayani, an impact-driven ag-ecommerce platform with over 28,000 smallholder farmers, including the Pililia farmers of the Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc (PSFI).

“For the past 60 years, Caritas Manila has been actively shaping total human development and assisting the needs of the unfortunate members of our society through mission-driven partnerships. This project firmly complements our Youth Servant Leadership & Education Program (YSLEP), while concurrently extending our alleviation outcomes to our local farmers by sourcing the donated food packs from them.” ~Fr. Anton Pascual, Executive Director of Caritas Manila

YSLEP, which covers the children of the displaced workers due to the pandemic, aims to put them through college and technical vocation education, while giving them necessary means and basic support like food as they complete their schooling.
“While technology is the core enabling engine for mobilizing broad online support for Tuloy Aral, its impact components are very social and two-fold: helping farmers at the grassroots and supporting the basic nourishment needs of the youth scholars. We are glad to play a fundamental role in making this happen, especially now when it matters the most.” ~JT Solis and Atty. Ron Dime, the Co-Founders of Mayani, whose farm-to-table play has been revolutionizing the agricultural supply in the country
Mayani, who now powers the fresh produce value chain of the likes of Shell, Robinsons, and Waltermart, among others, is a long-standing partner of GrabPay with the latter serving as it’s e-wallet of choice in the Mayani ag-ecommerce site. Their existing collaborations include the ongoing Online National Food Fair for Cordillera farmers with the backing of the Department of Trade and Industry.

Grab will be signal boosting Tuloy Aral via its mobile app starting this August leading to the Mayani ag-ecommerce site with various curated vegetable, fruit, and rice boxes that the market can choose from and donate. Mayani will reinforce the online traction-building for the project by employing all its digital channels as well as key billboard sites across Metro Manila with HDI Adventures, its ad-tech lead partner.

The fresh produce in each box will then be harvested by farmers in Pililia, Rizal under PSFI’s Integrated Farming Bio-Systems program, consolidated by Mayani, and then delivered to Caritas Manila for eventual distribution.


Red Velvet Cheesecake

As everyone braces for the two-week government-mandated Enhanced Community Quarantine leaving everyone confined to their homes, the priority on the list of concerns is food supply for the household and cooking meals.  Nowadays, when working from home and online classes are the norm, juggling work deadlines, helping with the kids’ assignments and food preparation can be a daunting task.

Century Park Hotel, one of the finest hotels in Metro Manila, has the perfect solution with its own version of ECQ.  Your Essential Culinary Quick-fixes are made easy through the hotel’s Food-on-the Go service.

One can also enjoy our third quarter offerings such as Bimi Okonomiyaki and Turkey Ham.

Turkey Ham

“Being quarantined at home during the ECQ can be lighter when conveniences such as Food-on-the-Go are at your disposal.  Century Park Hotel has been recently awarded with the Safety Seal Certificate by the Department of Tourism, thus you can be assured that proper health and safety protocols are being observed in the preparation of your food.  We handle our to-go meals with care, this is our way of extending our brand of Filipino hospitality beyond the confines of the hotel.” ~Anthony Tan, General Manager

From appetizers to desserts, menu planning for the family can be a breeze.  The Smoked Norwegian Salmon (P510 net) coupled with Tagaytay greens and asparagus with Italian dressing is a healthy choice for Moms who are watching their calories.  Dads can enjoy a hearty serving of Grilled Lamb Chops (P1,450 net) with gratin potato and herb garlic sauce. A guaranteed winner for the young ones will be the Country Crispy Chicken (P650 net) which comes with fragrant rice, fried bananas and bacon. The family will surely enjoy the scrumptious desserts such as Red Velvet Cheesecake (P120 net / slice) or Torta Nocciole di Ciocolato (P115 net / slice) and a whole lot more.  

Discover the hotel’s other essential culinary quick-fixes, check the Food-on-the-Go menu at http://bit.ly/CPHfotg for more choices.

Do not miss out on Century Park Hotel’s third quarter treats.  The Barbecue Pulled Pork Panini (P385 net) on rye partnered with green salad will surely hit the spot!  Order the Bimi Okonomiyaki (P545 net), the hotel’s version of the famous Japanese delicacy.  Enjoy this savory pancake made of Japanese flour, cabbage, bonito flakes, dried green seaweeds and Japanese mayonnaise.  One bite of this and you will say, hoppe ga ochiru! Craving for some cold cuts?  Indulge on slices of Turkey Ham (P270 net), perfectly seasoned with paprika, oregano and other flavorful spices. Check out the Pecan Coffee Crepe Cake (P1,200 net / whole).  If you are nuts about coffee, why not try both in one delectable dessert?  Experience bliss with house-made crepes stacked and topped with coffee pastry cream, pecans, caramelized pecan and buttercream.

Bimi Okonomiyaki

Food-on-the-Go is available for takeout and delivery from 10:00AM to 4:00PM, just send a text or Viber message to 0917-6332497.  Transactions can be made through Century Park Hotel’s Paypal account at payments@centurypark.com.ph or cash payment / bank transfer to PNB (1702 7000 1013) or BDO (0044 7000 0100).  Other payment modes such as Gcash and BDO Pay are also accepted.  Send your proof of transaction to the Viber number afterwards and advise of the pick-up time.  For home delivery, you may arrange for Grab, Lalamove or other delivery services.  Transport fees will be shouldered by the customer.
You may also visit Deli Snack which is open daily from 8:00AM to 6:00PM.

Launched in 1976, the Century Park Hotel remains as 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.

Friday, August 6, 2021

Lesha launches her debut album entitled Sun Moon Rising this coming August 6

The law of attraction seems to have instilled into Lesha’s perspective and how it completely helped her achieve what she has envisioned early on.  Once again, she is making things happen in her favor as she finally launches her debut album entitled Sun Moon Rising this coming August 6, with the title track ‘Sun Moon Rising’ dropping on the same day.  There are a lot of exciting things that is yet to unfold as the other album tracks with different global collaborators are set to drop in the next coming months.

The universe has its way of telling us to pursue our passion, do hard work, put all your heart into it and attract positivity. For fast rising electropop artist and music producer Lesha, being guided with this belief has led her to sincerely build her dreams, work doubly and soon, everything she manifested will come true. 

Get to know more of Lesha’s pursuits as she reveals her innermost thoughts on her path to self-discovery, gaining artistic prowess and fulfilling her purpose.

On being a staunch believer of manifestation.
“I started realizing this gift as soon as I was learning how to write my own songs at 13 years old. Majority of the songs that I’ve written in the past were predictions that I’ve manifested or possibly just about to manifest into my life. The way the universe communicates with me is through my songs and that’s basically why I chose to name this album SUN MOON RISING because it is in relation to the entire concept of astrology and how the universe works to communicate with us human beings. All of the songs in my upcoming album are an artistic manifestation of my different walks in life and it also touches on how I see the world from my point of view which I feel hasn’t been expressed that well in my previous releases.”
On being a standout and being able to inspire.
“I guess what sets me apart from all the other artists out there is that I’m not just your typical singer/ performer. I am also my own music producer, songwriter, director/editor, and marketing strategist. Something that isn’t normal for many rising female artists today especially in the Philippines. Ever since I started pursuing music as a professional career, I always told myself that I aspire to be an inspiration to the youth or aspiring artists through my artistic process and of course, my music. From the beginning I knew I wanted to be in control of my sound and my songwriting. I hated the idea of not having creative control over my work or me having to rely on other people to help me make music. Although I still experience a lot of trial and error along the way, but this is how I grow as a producer and really find ways to mix and match different musical styles & genres that inspire me and integrate it into my music which is how I get to create music that is unique to me and distinct to my listeners.”

On finding her own beat and having that global sound.
“I started releasing my original tracks and song covers on Soundcloud and YouTube back in 2013. I would play around with GarageBand, a bunch of iPad apps, and I would write songs for fun and post them! In every song I covered, I added my own twist by chopping up my vocals and create an EDM-ish drop which quickly became a signature sound of mine. My unique remixes of my song covers is what made me gain popularity as a cover artist on YouTube. This later on lead to me winning local and international talent competitions and has opened opportunities for me to work with many international producers who are good friends of mine and involved in the making of my album, SUN MOON RISING!”

On working independently.
“I’ve always been known for being very DIY with my entire artist process because aside from being self-taught in music production, I did the same with film. As a budding artist back then, I knew I had to find a way to also know how to shoot and edit my own music videos to help me promote my music in the future. Being the very geeky techie person I am, I again started learning how to work with cameras and editing software through tutorials on YouTube. All of my music videos uploaded on my YouTube channel are filmed in my house and edited by me with a little bit of help from my family. For college, I took up Marketing Management because I know this is also a very crucial part of being successful in this industry. I did social media management freelance and also interned as a digital marketing strategist. I basically had to learn all the loops in my career so I don’t get taken advantage of in this very brutal industry.”

On global collaboration. 
“On this album, I was able to bring in my collaborators from all around the world (producers & artists from the UK, USA, Seoul, Barcelona, Bahrain, and Italy) to work with me on this very special project. It was a very collaborative process and it was a breath of fresh air working with these insanely creative minds. Through this record, I was able to mold my sound and really showcase my capabilities as a music producer and songwriter. I worked on this record from the backend to the front and I’m really proud of myself for that.”

On pushing one’s passion.
“If being in the music industry is something that you really want to pursue, by all means go for it and put your heart into it. Artists that have that grit and passion for what they do will definitely make it farther, so be prepared for the struggles you’ll have to face cause this industry is tougher than it looks. I myself started out DIYing everything as an artist (which I still do to this day) so I believe anyone could do the same as long as there is willingness to learn and there is a clear goal. There will always be people who will have opinions about you or your work which is something I learned the hard way. You have to know how to segregate the hate from constructive criticism. Keeping this in mind really helped me grow and give myself a reality check from time to time. Sometimes all you need are people who truly believe in you and your capabilities in order to succeed.”

SUN MOON RISING Album under Star Music is coming soon with the first track “SUN MOON RISING” (carrier single) dropping this August 6, 2021 on all digital music streaming platforms! Watch as we unveil each track included in the album every month! You can check out Lesha’s  music on Spotify or watch the official music videos, covers, and learn more about music production on Lesha’s YouTube Channel. Check out Lesha’s official page to know more updates.

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.

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