Wednesday, August 31, 2022

VPX and Astral Fuel open one-stop car repair center and gas station in Lipa City

Mr. Mark Saberola, General Manager of ValuePlus Auto Services Philippines Inc., and Ms. Amalyn Penix, Operation Director of Astral Fuel sign the franchise agreement as Ms. Zarah Lynn Peralta, VPX’s Admin and Finance Manager, and Mr. Alan Dimayuga, Operation Manager of Astral Fuel look on.


ValuePlus Auto Service Express (VPX), the franchising brand of ValuePlus Auto Services Philippines, Inc., and Astral Fuel Corporation, an innovative player in the retail fuel industry, have recently signed a co-branding partnership to provide motorists in Lipa City with one-stop auto services, from fueling up to tuning up. 

With this partnership, Astral Fuel’s customers will be able to access ValuePlus’ top-of-the-line auto repair and maintenance services, including preventive maintenance, oil service, mechanical and electrical repairs, wheel alignment, and tire services at the Astral Service Center Powered by VPX. So, aside from refilling their fuel, drivers can have their cars checked at one stop, saving them money and time. 

This partnership paves the way for ValuePlus to serve more customers in Batangas province. In June 2021, ValuePlus opened its branch in Libjo, Batangas City through its franchise partnership with Jandusay and Sons. This is ValuePlus’ fourth branch in the country, with the other two in Metro Manila and one in Sorsogon in Bicol province. 

“We are delighted to partner with Astral Fuel to provide more customers with ease and convenience. By bringing our car maintenance and repair services to the gas station, we help the drivers maximize their time and ensure smooth and safe travel.” ~Mark Saberola, General Manager of ValuePlus

The tie-up with Astral Fuel also marks a new milestone for VPX as its first co-branding partnership. The co-branding partnership is a new hybrid program offered by VPX to provide independent fuel companies and homegrown car repair shops with a more accessible option to carry and offer ValuePlus’ auto repair and maintenance services. 

This year, VPX aims to bring its co-branding partnership program to more fuel retailers in the country, like Astral Fuel. 


Astral Service Center Powered by VPX is equipped with the same top-quality tools, equipment, system, and competent auto mechanics and technicians trained by ValuePlus Auto Service.

“When we were seeking a partner for this endeavor, ValuePlus became our top choice. The company has a strong reputation for its quality services and after-sales care. We believe in providing our customers with the highest quality fuel products and services. ValuePlus is very much aligned with what we believe our customers deserve.” ~Amalyn Penix, Operation Director of Astral Fuel

Motorists in Lipa City can start fueling up and tuning up at Astral Fuel Station Lipa City on September 15. Drivers may schedule or inquire about auto care services on ValuePlus’ website www.valueplusph.com or contact them via email at lipa@valueplusph.com or mobile at 0917-637-2122. If you want to learn more about VPX’s co-branding partnership program, contact 0917-637-2085.


Astral Fuel brings Astral Hub to Lipa City
While waiting for their cars being serviced at VPX Astral Service Center, customers can visit the Astral Hub which offers a wide range of services all in one place, including a drugstore, motorcycle shop, medical clinic, and diagnostic center, among others.

Committed to bringing convenience to every Juan in the community, the Astral Hub in Lipa City is Astral Fuel’s first of several hubs being planned to open in Luzon in the near future. 














About ValuePlus Auto Services Philippines, Inc. 
ValuePlus is your one-stop shop for your after-warranty vehicle's maintenance and repair needs. Our service offerings include preventive maintenance services (kilometer check-up), change-oil packages wheel alignment services, tire services, detailing services, engine, transmission, electrical, and air conditioning repair. We are also franchising our business under our brand VPX or ValuePlus Auto Service Express and have branches in Quezon City, Las PiƱas City, Sorsogon City, Batangas City, and Lipa City.

           
About Astral Fuel Corporation
Astral Fuel is a dynamic corporation that aspires to provide outstanding customer services to every Filipino on the road. Offering its top-quality brands, Astral Fuel is a complete fuel hub that will cater to everyone’s needs. A gas station, car services, drug store, medical diagnostics, logistics, bills payment, money remittances, convenience store, and coffee shops. With Astral Fuel, we make your travel easy!  

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

PRE-ORDER NOW: Seize the day with the latest Samsung wearable and hearable devices, available with up to 50% off until September 1



The recent Samsung Galaxy event unveiled the brand’s latest advancements in mobile experience, emphasizing their transformative role in making experiences greater than ever. As hands-free tech continues to prove its importance in users’ modern lifestyles, the brand showcased their newest line of wearable and hearable devices—the Galaxy Watch5 Series, and the Galaxy Buds2 Pro—all designed for seamless integration and flexible functionality in any situation. 

Sleep and train better with the watches that know you best
The moment users start their day, the Galaxy Watch5 Series automatically allows users to reach the full potential of their energy and push fitness levels to new heights.

 


Morning workouts have never been so easy as the Galaxy Watch5 counts steps, calories, and even detects personal routines. There are over 90 exercises that users can track and the smartwatch not only provides health data, but also shares personalized feedback that helps improve its users’ overall health. 

Coupled with the Galaxy Buds2 Pro, workouts can feel more energetic with its Intelligent 360 Audio feature, which creates an immersive audio experience and delivers superior sound quality to complement their routine.

Meanwhile, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro is perfect for athletes and outdoor fitness enthusiasts through its Route Workout feature that enables users to import their pre-set route files so they can travel easily along the route. It also has a Track Back feature, which allows cyclists and hikers to seamlessly return to where they started their exercise routes.

In addition, the Galaxy wearables provide a holistic health experience with its new Stress Management tracker, which immediately detects high levels of stress and offers breathing exercises to help keep users centered and focused.

The Galaxy Watch5 Series sports Samsung’s most groundbreaking BioActive Sensor to date that combines three powerful health sensors – Optical Heart Rate, Electrical Heart Signal and Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis. With this, it delivers extensive readings that include heart rate, blood oxygen level, and even stress levels. 

Phone and video call audio will also be much crisper with the Intelligent Active Noise Control of the Galaxy Buds2 Pro giving a noise-free call through its 3-high Signal-to-Noise Ratio microphones that eliminate unwanted outside sounds. Samsung also made switching to in-person conversations easier with Voice Detect, so users can talk to their friends without the need to take their earbuds off. 

At night, when users are already asleep, the Galaxy Watch5 Series remains a fitness companion, with its improved Sleep Tracking technology, which identifies sleeping patterns and keeps an eye on sleep time to advise healthy sleeping habits. 

Face the day confidently with these new Samsung wearables. Both devices feature a sleek yet durable design for everyday functional wear. These are also water and sweat-resistant so users can use them rain or shine. Without a doubt, the Samsung Galaxy Watch5 Series and the Galaxy Buds2 Pro are packed with innovative hardware and software to meet users' everyday needs.

The Galaxy Watch5, Galaxy Watch5 Pro, and Galaxy Buds2 Pro are available for pre-order via samsung.com, Samsung Experience Stores, Authorized Samsung Stores, Lazada, Shopee, Abenson.com, and MemoXpress Online. 


Tha Galaxy Watch5 Series now available for pre-order at the following prices and colors:
Galaxy Watch5 (40mm) Bluetooth - PHP 16,990 (Available in Silver, Graphite, and Pink Gold)
Galaxy Watch5 (40mm) LTE - PHP 19,990 (Available in Silver, Graphite, and Pink Gold)
Galaxy Watch5 (44mm) Bluetooth - PHP 18,990 (Available in Graphite, Sapphire, and Silver)
Galaxy Watch5 (44mm) LTE - PHP 21,990 (Available in Graphite, Sapphire, and Silver)
Galaxy Watch5 Pro (45mm) Bluetooth- PHP 26,990 (Available in Black Titanium and Gray Titanium)
Galaxy Watch5 Pro (45mm) LTE - PHP 29,990 (Available in Black Titanium and Gray Titanium)

The Galaxy Buds2 Pro is also available for pre-order for PHP 6,495 in three trendy colors: Bora Purple, Graphite, and White

Customers who pre-order until September 1 will enjoy a FREE Galaxy Buds Live worth PHP 7,990 OR 50% off on the new Galaxy Buds2 Pro with every purchase of the Galaxy Watch5 or the Watch5 Pro. When purchased with the new Galaxy Z Fold4 or Z Flip4, they can enjoy a discount of 30% off on the Galaxy Watch5 Series, and 50% off on the new Galaxy Buds2 Pro. 

To know more about the new Galaxy Watch5 Series and Galaxy Buds2 Pro, visit samsung.com/ph.


Safe Samsung Shopping

Health and safety protocols are strictly followed in Samsung Experience Stores to keep consumers and employees safe. Adhering to the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Samsung has implemented the mandatory use of face masks, and performs frequent sanitation in all stores. 

Samsung Experience Stores also has unique QR health declaration codes to promote a safe and contactless contact tracing process. Product demonstrations are done side-by-side instead of face-to-face while keeping the required safe distance of one (1) meter to make sure everyone is socially distanced.

To find the nearest Samsung Experience Store, visit samsung.com/ph/samsung-experience-store/locations.







About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com.


Saturday, August 27, 2022

Shopee's 9.9 Super Shopping Day for all Filipinos




Driven by its goal of serving Filipinos wherever they may be, Shopee continues to deliver ease and convenience for all through its highly-anticipated double day sales. With the upcoming 9.9 Super Shopping Day, the start of its year-end shopping season, Shopee gives everyone much to look forward to with a new community-building project, the greatest selection of deals, entertaining activities, and exciting prizes.




Win a Shopee-sponsored Community Project for your Barangay

Beyond offering the best deals through its double day sales, Shopee continues to work towards utilizing its resources and technology to help underserved communities across the Philippines. Especially crafted to welcome the start of the 9.9 Super Shopping Day, Shopee has launched Barangay Shopee, the newest initiative under its Shopee Bayanihan CSR program, where users can win a sponsored community project for their barangay, such as a new basketball court, multi-purpose hall renovation, and public school supplies.  


From August 25 up to September 9, Shopee users from all over the Philippines can nominate their barangay for a chance to win a community project of their choice that addresses their barangay’s needs. To join the initiative, users simply need to post their video entries on Facebook and submit the link via the Barangay Shopee page in the app.


“Mas Mura sa Shopee” deals and upsized brand promos at the 9.9 Super Shopping Day

From August 26 up to September 11, users can enjoy unbeatable “Mas Mura sa Shopee*'' offers on a wide variety of essentials, sitewide free shipping with no minimum spend, and exciting ₱1 Deals at the 9.9 Super Shopping Day. Shoppers also get to enjoy discounts from leading brands such as INSPI, Garnier, Dreame, Sabbat, OPPO, GameXtreme, Huawei, Colgate-Palmolive, Crocs PH, Uni-Care, Johnson & Johnson, Abbott Philippines, Pedigree and Whiskas, Belo Essentials, P&G Beauty, Unilever, Ace Hardware, Adidas, Xiaomi, POCO, Bosch, Chef’s Classics, Enfagrow, and Lactum.  


Shop & Win up to ₱1 million and more exciting prizes

Big rewards await lucky shoppers with Shopee’s newest game, 9.9 ShopeePay Shop & Win Up to ₱1 million. To join, users need to purchase on the Shopee app and claim their code from September 1 to 9 for a chance to win up to ₱1 million at our draw. Viewers of the draws from September 2 to 9 also stand a chance to win exciting prizes with Guess to Win, a daily in-app game that rewards one lucky viewer with thousands of cash via ShopeePay when they guess the winning bag.


Non-stop fun and entertainment at the 9.9 Super Shopping Day TV Special

Filipinos can also look forward to big giveaways, fun, and entertainment when they tune in this September 9 at 9:35PM on Shopee Live and GMA 7 for the 9.9 Super Shopping Day TV Special. Exciting performances are lined up for the event with Shopee’s own Primetime Queen Marian Rivera, Primetime King Dingdong Dantes, Michael V, Carla Abellana, and more Kapuso stars.


“We are thrilled to be welcoming the busiest sale season of the year with our users, sellers, and communities from all over the Philippines. We aim to be a platform that harnesses the power of technology to help all of our stakeholders and the community — whether it’s through our impactful CSR initiatives or exciting double day sales. We invite everyone to join us in making this our most meaningful 9.9 Super Shopping Day celebration yet.” ~Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines

To learn more about the 9.9 Super Shopping Day andw Barangay Shopee, visit the 9.9 Super Shopping Day page and the Barangay Shopee page on the app. Download Shopee for free on App Store or Google Play Store.












About Shopee
Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia & Taiwan. Shopee promotes an inclusive and sustainable digital ecosystem by enabling businesses to digitalize and grow their online presence, helping more people access and benefit from digital services, and uplifting local communities.

Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping homegrown brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.
 
Shopee is part of Sea Limited (NYSE: SE), a leading global consumer internet company. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology through its three core businesses: Shopee, Garena and SeaMoney.

Samsung Philippines unveils latest generation of foldables with a grand launch

Samsung Electronics Philippines Co. (SEPCO) representatives and partners toast to a momentous evening.

After its Galaxy Unpacked in New York, Samsung Philippines celebrated the launch of the latest Galaxy Z Fold4, Z Flip4, Watch5 Series and Buds2 Pro with a live event, “The Greater Galaxy'', held at the Grand Ballroom of Grand Hyatt Manila last August 19, 2022.

Attendees of the event were treated to a special program and witnessed the reveal of themed experiential zones centered around the latest innovations and passions the devices aimed to capture.


The new Galaxy Z Flip4 is unveiled at the FlexCam booth alongside #TeamGalaxy ambassador Nicole Andersson and Product Marketing Manager of the Galaxy Z Series, Mik Manalastas
(From L-R: Nicole Andersson, Mik Manalastas, Laura Lehmann


The new Galaxy Z Flip4 was showcased at the FlexCam zone, which complemented the ability of the device to capture photos and videos from different angles.


#TeamGalaxy Ambassador Erwan Heussaff and Product Category Head of Flagship Smartphones, Anthony Wee, tour the Productivity Zone and showcase the new Galaxy Z Fold4.
(From L-R: Erwan Heussaff, Anthony Wee)


Meanwhile, the new Galaxy Z Fold4 was introduced at the Productivity Zone, which highlighted the multitasking capabilities of the phone with its multi-window feature and upgraded taskbar. 

The new Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4 impressed attendees with its upgraded features, including a new improved chipset, stronger aluminum frames and corning glass, making the latest foldables the most powerful and most durable yet.

Those who were able to experience Samsung’s latest ecosystem devices were also pleased to find new upgrades. The Galaxy Watch5 Series improved on its health and sleep tracking, while the Galaxy Buds2 Pro’s Intelligent Active Noise Cancellation was a feature that stood out. 


Samsung Philippines President Min Su Chu addresses the attendees of the Greater Galaxy Event with his opening remarks.

Official Pre-order Bundles and Offers

The latest Galaxy Z series is available for pre-order until September 1, 2022 via samsung.com. Customers can enjoy a Galaxy Z Fold4 FREE Standing Cover with Pen worth PHP 4,899 or a Galaxy Z Flip4 FREE Clear Slim Cover worth PHP 1,199, plus a FREE Super Fast Wireless Charger Duo worth PHP 4,599, 50% off on the new Galaxy Buds2 Pro, 30% off on the new Galaxy Watch5 Series, and 1 Year FULL PROTECTION Screen & Device worth PHP 9,499 with Samsung Care+.


Official Photos of the latest devices by Samsung (Galaxy Z Flip4, Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Galaxy Watch5 Pro, Galaxy Watch5

Official Photos of the latest devices by Samsung (Galaxy Z Flip4, Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Galaxy Watch5 Pro, Galaxy Watch5

Official Photos of the latest devices by Samsung (Galaxy Z Flip4, Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Galaxy Watch5 Pro, Galaxy Watch5

Official Photos of the latest devices by Samsung (Galaxy Z Flip4, Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Buds2 Pro, Galaxy Watch5 Pro, Galaxy Watch5

Customers can also pre-order through Samsung Experience Stores, Authorized Samsung Stores, Lazada, Shopee, Abenson.com and MemoXpress Online and a FREE Standing Cover with Pen worth PHP 4,899 and a Super Fast Wireless Charger worth PHP 3,099 when they pre-order the Galaxy Z Fold4. Customers to pre-order the Galaxy Z Flip4 can get a FREE Clear Slim Cover worth PHP 1,199, plus a Super Fast Wireless Charger Duo worth PHP 4,599. In addition, customers can enjoy 50% off on the new Galaxy Buds2 Pro, 30% off on the new Galaxy Watch5 Series, and 1 Year SCREEN PROTECTION worth up to PHP 7,880 with Samsung Care+.
 
Starting September 2, 2022, the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Z Flip4 will be available starting at PHP 58,990 in Bora Purple, Pink Gold, Blue and Phantom Black, while the Galaxy Z Fold4 will start at PHP 98,990 in Gray Green and Phantom Black. Customers can also avail of the 256GB variant in Beige, exclusively released in samsung.com. 
 
The Galaxy Buds2 Pro is also available for pre-order until September 1, 2022. Customers can  choose from a PHP 1,500 Token for Samsung mobile products or 50% off on Galaxy Buds2 Pro and 30% off on Galaxy Watch5 Series when they purchase the Galaxy Z Fold4 or Z Flip4.
 
Customers who pre-order the Galaxy Watch5 Series can get a FREE Galaxy Buds Live worth PHP 7,990 and 50% off on the new Galaxy Buds2 Pro. When purchased with the new Galaxy Z Fold4 or Z Flip4, they can also get 30% off on the Galaxy Watch5 Series, and 50% off on the new Galaxy Buds2 Pro. The Galaxy Buds2 Pro will be available starting September 2, 2022 at PHP 12,990 in Bora Purple, Graphite and White.

To learn more about the new Galaxy devices, visit samsung.com/ph.













About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Student on a budget? Mang Inasal’s “Ihaw-Sarap Savers” are here!



It’s August, and for students, we all know what that means…pasukan na! And whether you’re attending them face-to-face or hybrid, there’s one thing that makes it all worth it -- getting your daily baon or allowance!
 
But everyone knows the struggle is real when you’re a student on a budget. What do you do when your baon is not enough?
 
Say ‘sana ol’ no more with these budgeting tips to help you make the most of your allowance!
 



1. Ilakad mo na lang!

Sometimes transportation fares pile up into one, big expense, even with the student discount. If you can walk it, walk! That extra cash you just saved up will come in handy on your next lunch break!




2. Worth it ba?

Just because it’s expensive, doesn’t make it worth it! Why grab afternoon snacks that are picture-perfect and pricey, but leave your wallet empty and your tummy still hungry? You deserve better!




3. I-budget meal mo na yan!

As a student, schoolwork can be a daily grind, so what better way to power up than with a budget meal that is equal parts affordable and delicious?
 
“If you’re a student who is looking to maximize your allowance but still want to enjoy a great, filling meal, then our Mang Inasal ‘Ihaw-Sarap Savers’ is for you – a complete meal with drink for only P99.” ~Mike V. Castro, Mang Inasal’s Business Unit Head

Turn lunch breaks into something na masarap SULIT-ulitin with the char-grilled goodness of Regular Chicken Inasal with rice, the flavorful Palabok with 1-piece tender Pork BBQ or the crunchy, meaty Pork Sisig with rice. All served with your choice of softdrink, iced tea or red gulaman at only 99 pesos each!
 
Need an after-school treat? Mang Inasal’s Pork BBQ and Extra Creamy Halo-Halo might just hit the spot!




Get your favorite “Ihaw-Sarap” Savers via Dine-In, Take-Out, or by visiting http://manginasaldelivery.com.ph/. You can also place an order via the Mang Inasal Delivery App, or through other food delivery apps like GrabFood and foodpanda.
 
Want to make sure you aren’t missing out on any other great promos and deals from your favorite “Ihaw-Sarap” expert? Follow Mang Inasal on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or check out the website at www.manginasal.com.


Sinag Schools program powers up school in Batangas

SM Supermalls employee volunteers led the distribution of donations from SM Foundation to the students of Lemery Pilot Elementary School.


SM Foundation (SMFI), the corporate social responsibility arm of the SM group, together with Maxeon Solar Technologies, recently powered up the Lemery Pilot Elementary School (LPES) in Batangas through the Sinag Schools program.

This social good collaboration between SMFI and Maxeon aims to provide clean and renewable energy to schools in grassroot communities by installing solar panels on an SM school building, especially to those that have low operating expenses.


SM Foundation and Maxeon Solar Technologies formally held the community launch of the Sinag Schools Program at Lemery Pilot Elementary School in Batangas.


In addition to the solar panel installation which intends to power positive change in the way energy is consumed in public schools, the program also aims to enhance the understanding of students in terms of energy management and the need to transition to cleaner energy alternatives with lower environmental impacts.

“Through this program, we want to power up the learning and development of young people. We want to help teach young people about solar energy, about renewable energy. We want to power up the next generation to help save our planet. We have this concept of powering positive change in the world. We are happy to be working together with SM Foundation to power up the Lemery Pilot Elementary School. Individually, we can do so much. But together we can do actually more. For us to bring our solar technology and SMFI to bring in their schools, these things are much better together than they would be apart.” ~Glenn Everett, Maxeon Fab4 General Manager

The SM school building at the LPES, which was donated by SMFI in partnership with SM Prime Holdings (SMPH) in 2017, now boasts 21 solar panels—estimated to produce 6510 watt-p. With the savings on electricity, the school may realign their budget to more efforts and other innovations that will give the students an environment more conducive to learning.


It takes a village to raise a child
SMFI Executive Director Debbie Sy underscored the importance of collective efforts in advancing the learning experience of every student in the country: 

“We believe that collaboration can drive growth and become a force for good in addressing societal challenges. CSR partnerships can create solutions that improve society by fostering learning, promoting innovation and gaining access to new technologies, such as the Sinag schools program. CSR collaboration can pool resources, both financial and human resources - between multiple organizations which can amplify social good impact. The establishment of an ever-evolving CSR strategy and partnerships will help companies and non-government organizations in developing and implementing crucial social good programs over decades while having procedures in place that integrate social and environmental priorities into CSR core strategy – all in close collaboration with stakeholders.” ~Debbie Sy, SMFI Executive Director

Moreover, Everett mentioned how SMFI and Maxeon share the similar set of values and interest when it comes to helping Filipino learners.


Spreading social good all the way
SM Foundation made sure to truly touch the lives of the learners and teachers of LPES as it donated eight desktop computers, 200 bags with school supplies, and more than 160 pcs brand new kinder and elementary books to further promote the love for reading among the students. Clothing items for parents were also distributed.

For more information about this initiative, follow SM Foundation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube: @SMFoundationInc.

Maxeon is headquartered in Singapore. The company designs, manufactures, and sells Maxeon® and SunPower® brand solar panels. Maxeon has sales operations in more than 100 countries, operating under the SunPower brand in certain countries outside the United States. Maxeon is a leader in solar innovation with products that span the global rooftop and solar power plant markets through a network of more than 1,700 trusted partners and distributors. A pioneer in sustainable solar manufacturing, Maxeon leverages a +35-year history in the solar industry and numerous awards for its technology.

SM Foundation, through its School Building Program, is an active partner of DepEd’s Adopt-a-School program. This social good initiative aims to promote quality public education by building classrooms nationwide. To date, it has turned over more than 100 school buildings to grassroots communities.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Jollibee Group to relaunch Yoshinoya in PH with beefed-up menu and new store design



All beefed up to offer a bowl of culinary surprises, the Jollibee Group is bringing the authentic Yoshinoya experience in the Philippines, as it re-opens this August 19 the Glorietta 1 Mall (Makati) branch of Japan’s world-famous Beef Bowl Chain.

“Japanese food lovers in the metro are in for a treat. We will give our customers the authentic Yoshinoya experience, as if they were dining in Yoshinoya Japan. This forms part of our commitment to offer Filipinos with great tasting food and make Yoshinoya the No. 1 Japanese quick service restaurant in the country.” ~Ned Bandojo, Business Development Head of Jollibee Group Foreign Franchised Brands

The relaunched Yoshinoya will offer a beefed-up menu bannered by the brand’s world-famous bestseller, the gyudon or beef bowl.




Yoshinoya’s beef bowl features thin strips of tender beef, slowly simmered in the brand’s signature gyudon sauce. The gyudon bowl can be enjoyed in many ways, including adding togarashi, red ginger, green onions, and even cheese toppings. Yoshinoya Philippines also offers “onsen” egg or the traditional Japanese slow-cooked egg with custardy egg white and egg yolk, as an optional topping that makes the beef bowl comfortingly creamy.




Also on the menu are other must-try Japanese favorites like tempura, chicken karaage, chicken teriyaki, and beef yakiniku. Yoshinoya’s tempura or crispy fried shrimp is coated in traditional Japanese-style tempura batter. For its karaage, the Japanese Style Fried Chicken showcases thick cuts of chicken leg and thigh marinated in special marinade, deep-fried until crisp golden brown. These dishes are served over steamed Japanese rice.
 










Want more to satisfy your cravings? Yoshinoya will also offer ramen and other side dishes such as gyoza, kani salad, miso soup, among others. For dessert, customers can enjoy the brand’s Matcha Mochi Ice Cream and Coffee Jelly.




To complete the dining experience, all Yoshinoya stores in the Philippines will be redesigned with a contemporary and casual Japanese style that exudes an authentic, light, and welcoming feel.





The opening of the new Yoshinoya store officially seals the Jollibee Group’s first foray into Japanese food. The Jollibee Group recently formed a joint venture with Yoshinoya International Philippines Inc.  to establish the Yoshinoya Jollibee Foods, Inc, which will operate the Yoshinoya stores in the country, with plans to expand to 50 stores in the long term.





Like the humble beginnings of the Jollibee Group, Yoshinoya started as a family-run shop located at Nihonbashi Fish Market in Tokyo. Today, Yoshinoya has over 2,000 global locations.

To get more information about Yoshinoya, visit https://www.facebook.com/YoshinoyaPhil on Facebook and https://www.instagram.com/yoshinoyaph/ on Instagram.





About Jollibee Group 
Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC, also known as Jollibee Group) is one of the fastest-growing restaurant companies in the world. It operates in 34 countries, with over 6,200 stores globally with branches in the Philippines, United States, Canada, the People's Republic of China, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Panama, Malaysia, South Korea, India, and Australia. 

Jollibee Group has eight wholly owned brands (Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal, Yonghe King, Hong Zhuang Yuan, Smashburger); six franchised brands (Burger King, Panda Express, PHO24, and Yoshinoya in the Philippines; Dunkin' and Tim Ho Wan in certain territories in China); 80% ownership of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf; 60% ownership in the SuperFoods Group that owns Highlands Coffee and PHO24; and 51% ownership of Milksha, a popular Taiwanese bubble tea brand. 

Jollibee Group, through its subsidiary Jollibee Worldwide Pte. Ltd. (JWPL) owns 90% participating interest in Titan Dining LP, a private equity fund that ultimately owns the Tim Ho Wan brand. It also has a joint venture with the THW Group to open and operate THW restaurants in Mainland China. Jollibee Group also has a business venture with award-winning Chef Rick Bayless for Tortazo, a Mexican fast-casual restaurant business in the United States.

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 and World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies 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.

SM Prime and AboitizPower Secure Long-Term Cleanergy Deal

(From left to right) SM Prime Energy Consultant Jaime Patinio, AboitizPower Senior Vice President for Commercial Operations Sandro Aboitiz, SM Engineering, Design and Development President Hans Sy, Jr., SM Prime President Jeffrey Lim, AboitizPower President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel Rubio, Aboitiz Renewables, Inc. Vice President for Commercial Strategy, Sales, and Engagement David Aboitiz, AboitizPower Vice President for Retail - Commercial Operations Business Unit James Byron Yu, and SM Prime Chief Finance Officer John Nai Peng Ong gather for a luncheon on Thursday, August 4, after sealing a long-term partnership with the commitment to helping build a cleaner and brighter future.


SM Prime Holdings, Inc. (SM Prime), one of the leading property developers in Southeast Asia, secures a long-term deal with AboitizPower for Cleanergy supply, realizing its goal of increasing its renewable energy portfolio to more than 50%. This is in support of the Department of Energy’s program of moving up the renewable energy supply component of the country to 35% by year 2030.

Under the agreement, AboitizPower is poised to supply reliable and responsibly-sourced energy from Tiwi and MakBan Geothermal Power Plants, and PV Sinag’s Power Plants, operated and managed by AboitizPower subsidiary, Aboitiz Renewables, Inc. (ARI). This long-term contract will power SM Prime properties, including malls, leisure homes, offices, hotels, and other establishments under the Retail Competition and Open Access (RCOA) by the end of 2022.

“This partnership with AboitizPower is aligned with our unwavering commitment to being a catalyst for economic growth and steward of nature. We will continue providing world-class amenities within our sustainable lifestyle cities that have been beneficial and inspirational to millions of Filipinos.” ~Jeffrey Lim, SM Prime Holdings Inc.’s President

SM Prime builds legacy communities based on its core sustainable pillars: Economy, People, Environment, and Community. It is dedicated to generating value sustainably through its diverse business segments.

“AboitizPower is thrilled to be SM Prime’s partner in building sustainable lifestyle cities. We thank SM Prime for trusting us to be their partner in their transition to clean and renewable energy. It is a privilege to be given the opportunity to power various SM Prime properties with our renewable assets.” ~Sandro Aboitiz, Senior Vice President of the Commercial Operations Business Unit

“We consider it a great milestone for our group to be in support of SM’s transition to renewable energy and are working to rapidly expand our renewable portfolio as the demand for Cleanergy grows. We have supported a growing number of corporations transitioning to clean and renewable energy and we are excited at the prospect of seeing a future where Cleanergy is the norm.” ~David Aboitiz, Aboitiz Renewables, Inc. (ARI) Vice President for Commercial Strategy, Sales, and Engagement

The leading renewable energy provider plans to expand its Cleanergy portfolio in the next 10 years to support the government’s plans of boosting the renewable energy industry in the country. AboitizPower is targeting approximately 50:50 Cleanergy and thermal capacity mix by 2030. 
 


                                                                          














About SM Prime
SM Prime Holdings Inc., one of the leading property developers in Southeast Asia, is committed to providing safe and sustainable spaces for its stakeholders.  Its development strategy is anchored on the responsible use of resources. In the communities it serves, it is able to promote resource conservation, environmental protection, and disaster resiliency by implementing solutions for water, waste, and energy management.
 
SM Prime is a key player in the SM Green Movement that aims to improve the quality of life of communities through sustainable solutions to promote a green planet, green living and a green culture.
 
Find out more about SM Prime and the SM Green Movement

The watch that knows you best, made even better: The Galaxy Watch 5 Series is officially up for pre-order now



Samsung officially unveiled its smartest and most durable wearables, the Galaxy Watch5 and Galaxy Watch5 Pro, in the recently concluded Galaxy Unpacked event. Loaded with insightful and intuitive tracking technologies, both devices are designed to become everyone’s personalized wellness companion day in and day out. 

Having a smartwatch is like having a smartphone at your wrist, but better. As part of Samsung’s mission to be part of its community’s wellness journey, the tech giant designed the Galaxy Watch5 Series with the cutting-edge BioActive Sensor to not just monitor essential health data but also provide insights that ultimately shape better wellness habits. With its advanced features and powerful capabilities, the newest iteration of the Galaxy Watch lineup is committed to help its users achieve their fitness goals and milestones in the smartest way possible. 

The Galaxy Watch5 Series is composed of two exciting additions to the brand’s growing wearable lineup. The Galaxy Watch5, which comes in 40mm and 44mm Bluetooth and LTE variants, is designed to complement the lifestyles of trendy fitness seekers with its holistic health tracking and coaching capabilities. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro, coming in 45mm Bluetooth and LTE variants, is suited for outdoor sports enthusiasts and athletes as it boasts the advantage of having a double titanium casing, longer battery life, and outdoor-specialized features. 

Both watches provide personalized feedback that aims to let its users understand their bodies better and improve sleeping patterns. This is made possible by their built-in Body Composition feature that measures muscle mass, fat, and water, Heart Rate and Blood Oxygen tracker that monitors invisible vascular condition and any abnormal symptoms, and Sleep Coaching feature that provides data-based insights to improve quality of sleep. 

Hiking, cycling, and running enthusiasts who are looking for much more advanced functions will love the Galaxy Watch5 Pro’s special features designed for outdoor activities. It has Route Workout, which allows users to import preset route files in GPX format, and Track Back, which provides a guide on how to return to the jump-off point safely. It also boasts a Turn-by-Turn Directions feature that commands users on the road through voice and vibration guides. 

The Galaxy Watch5 Series also doesn’t disappoint when it comes to battery life. The 40mm Galaxy Watch5 carries a 284 mAh battery and the 44mm Galaxy Watch5 a 410 mAh, both guaranteeing longer usage and faster charging. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Watch5 Pro carries a massive 590 mAh, the largest Samsung smartwatch battery to date.

All models of the Galaxy Watch5 Series are powered by the Exynos W920 processor with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. Other features include compatibility with any 8.0 Android phone or higher, LTE and Wi-Fi support, and Bluetooth 5.2. 


The Galaxy Watch5 series now available for pre-order at the following prices and colors:
Galaxy Watch5 (40mm) Bluetooth - PHP 16,990 (Available in Silver, Graphite, and Pink Gold)
Galaxy Watch5 (40mm) LTE  - PHP 19,990 (Available in Silver, Graphite, and Pink Gold)
●  Galaxy Watch5 (44mm) Bluetooth  - PHP 18,990 (Available in Graphite, Sapphire, and Silver)
Galaxy Watch5 (44mm) LTE  - PHP 21,990 (Available in Graphite, Sapphire, and Silver)
●   Galaxy Watch5 Pro (45mm) - PHP 26,990 (Available in Black Titanium and Gray Titanium)
Galaxy Watch5 Pro (45mm) LTE - PHP 29,990 (Available in Black Titanium and Gray Titanium)

The Galaxy Watch5 and Watch5 Pro are now available for pre-order via samsung.com, Samsung Experience Stores, Authorized Samsung Stores, Lazada, Shopee, Abenson.com, and MemoXpress Online. Customers who pre-order until September 1 will enjoy a FREE Galaxy Buds Live worth PHP 7,990 OR 50% off on the new Galaxy Buds2 Pro with every purchase of the Galaxy Watch5 or the Watch5 Pro. When purchased with the new Galaxy Z Fold4 or Z Flip4, they can enjoy a discount of 30% off on the Galaxy Watch5 Series, and 50% off on the new Galaxy Buds2 Pro. 

The Galaxy Watch5 Series will be available on samsung.com, Samsung Experience Stores, select Authorized Samsung Stores, Lazada, Shopee, Abenson.com and MemoXpress Online starting September 2, 2022,

Wear the watch that knows you best and let the Galaxy Watch5 Series be your personalized wellness companion. For more information, visit https://www.samsung.com/.


Safe Samsung Shopping

Health and safety protocols are strictly followed in Samsung Experience Stores to keep consumers and employees safe. Adhering to the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Samsung has implemented the mandatory use of face masks, and performs frequent sanitation in all stores. 

Samsung Experience Stores also has unique QR health declaration codes to promote a safe and contactless contact tracing process. Product demonstrations are done side-by-side instead of face-to-face while keeping the required safe distance of one (1) meter to make sure everyone is socially distanced.

To find the nearest Samsung Experience Store, visit samsung.com/ph/samsung-experience-store/locations.







About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com.

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