Friday, September 30, 2022

Ready for your closeup? The Reno8 Z 5G captures your best moments in the clearest detail

More than just documenting everyday moments, users take photos and videos to experiment with their creative side and advance their smart phoneography skills with their handy gadgets. Part of the latest Reno8 Series dubbed as #ThePortraitExpert, the Reno8 Z 5G allows them to explore new technologies and features to make their portraits stand out. 

Thanks to its triple camera setup, the Reno8 Z 5G records life in ultra clear portrait with a 64MP Main Camera, Depth Camera for creative bokeh shots and Macro Camera for ultra-fine details as close as 4cm. Each moment can be captured with amazing detail, well-balanced light and rich colors thanks to the phone’s AI-powered algorithms. 

Zoom into the smallest detail 

For photographing images in clear and abundant detail, the Reno8 Z 5G utilizes the 108MP Ultra Clear Imagery feature. Giving twice the megapixels of its main camera, the gadget can shoot any static scene in unreal levels of detail, no matter how much users zoom in.

Snap in a flash

The Reno8 Z 5G comes with ICE technology that powers its Flash Snapshot feature. This allows users to capture clear photos in motion, at speeds up to a hundredth of a second. From action shots on a playing field to dance moves in a concert, the Reno8 Z can get quick snaps with great clarity.

Keeping the selfie game strong

Sunny days and bright nights are no problem with the Reno8 Z 5G’s Selfie HDR. This feature makes sure to highlight the right parts of a subject’s face, while also balancing the colors and light level. Selfies will never be the same, as users can get excellent clarity on their face and background, even with strong backlighting. 

Added creative flair to portraits

The Reno8 Z 5G allows creativity to soar, thanks to its unique algorithm-based photography modes. With Bokeh Flair Portrait, DSLR-like quality can now emerge from smartphone portraits, thanks to illuminated subjects and stunning blurred bokeh backgrounds. Meanwhile, AI Colour Portrait can make any photo stand out on the feed, by transforming the background to a moody black and white palette, to go along with the vibrant subject. 

With the latest Portrait Expert in hand, portraits are sure to be even more rich and vivid. 

The OPPO Reno8 Z 5G is now available for Php19,999 via OPPO Brand Stores, partner dealers and official online stores on Lazada and Shopee. For more information, visit OPPO’s official website at or the official OPPO Facebook page

About OPPO
OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since the launch of its first mobile phone - “Smiley Face” - in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the perfect synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology. Today, OPPO provides a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and Reno series. Beyond devices, OPPO provides its users with the ColorOS operating system and internet services like OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 Research Institutes and 5 R&D Centers worldwide, as well as an International Design Center in London. More than 40,000 of OPPO's employees are dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Waterless Shampoo getting rave reviews from satisfied customers

“Happy with this product. It makes my dog smell good in between baths!”

“This is the second time I am ordering this product. It effectively removes dirt and smells good. My dog loves it.”

“Very nice. That’s why we are repeat buyers as always. This is something that we have been using to clean his paws after every walk. It’s mild and nice to use.”

These are just some of the positive feedback that Happy Life’s Waterless Shampoo has been receiving. It’s the first product of its kind in the Philippines which is 100 percent natural and pet friendly. It’s an innovative and plant bath alternative to the chemicals that are usually found in shampoos for pets.

The product provides less effort and less time in every bath. It saves 70 percent of bath time every time you use Happy Life Waterless Shampoo. The product is perfect for a quick bath and for those on the go. You can still groom your pets even if you are in a hurry.

What’s nice about the product is that it helps relieve pets that suffer from skin and fur irritations such as but not limited to wounds, bad odor, itchiness, scaling, manage allergies, dandruff, hotspots, inflammation, ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, redness, viruses, bacteria and fungi.
The Waterless Shampoo is simple to use. First, shake and spray generously and directly on your pet’s fur and skin from head to paws to tail. Then rub, lather and enjoy this special bonding moment with your furbaby. Wipe dry with a clean towel and be amazed by the benefits you provided and the time that you saved.

The Waterless Shampoo is one of the many products developed by Happy Life Organics Inc., a Philippines based company that promotes innovative and eco-friendly solutions for your home, pets and unwanted pests.

Happy Life Organics provides all natural, sustainable eco-friendly solutions to homes across the country. The company promotes a healthier lifestyle based on a plant based organic view and by bringing home and pet product alternatives that are changing and improving lives for the better.

Why don’t you give the Waterless Shampoo a try? For more information about Happy Life’s Waterless Shampoo and their other products, you can visit

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

SM Prime Holdings hold 2022 International Coastal Cleanup together with SM Cares, SM By the Bay

SM Prime Holdings, together with SM Cares and SM By the Bay once again took part in the annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), bringing together thousands of volunteers into an event that underscored the importance of protecting the world's seas, oceans, and other bodies of water. The event was held last September 17 at the SM By the Bay Central Park, SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.

A total of 2,438 volunteers joined this year's ICC, composed of students, professionals, and others from different private and public organizations. At the end of the activity, an estimated 12,158 kgs of trash, equivalent to a total of 1,613 trash bags filled, was successfully collected.

Among those who graced the event were Climate Change Commission Vice Chairperson Sec. Robert Borje, Department of Environment and Natural Resources - National Capital Region (DENR-NCR) Regional Executive Director Jacqueline A. Caancan, DENR-NCR Regional Executive Director for Technical Services Engr. Ignacio R. Almira, DENR-NCR Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group Head Chris Villarin, DENR-NCR Communication Development Officer II Ariz Abad, SM Investments President and CEO and 2GO Group President and CEO Frederic DyBuncio, SM Prime Holdings Inc. SVP Glenn Ang, SM Supermalls SAVP for Operations Perkin So, SM By the BAY Mall Manager Marie Charlene Claire K. Canoy-Narvasa and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Philippines’ Markets and Assurance Executive Director Allan Cao.

SM By The Bay and SM Cares’ ICC event for this year was done in collaboration with different private and government agencies.

The ICC is a yearly global event that encourages individuals to be part of the movement for cleaner seas and oceans. Every year, thousands of Filipino volunteers from various sectors and communities join the efforts to help ensure the cleanliness of the shorelines and waterways in the country.

“The International Coastal Clean Up is part of the overall SM Green Movement. As a proven responsible property developer and community partner, SM Prime’s various Sustainability programs across its malls, residences, hotels and leisure properties promote resource conservation & environmental protection for an improved quality of life in the communities it serves.” ~Perkin So, SM Supermalls SAVP for Operations

This year's event was made possible by SM Offices, 2GO, PwC, Maynilad, and International Coastal Clean Up Philippines. DENR-NCR, the Climate Change Commission, and the Philippine Coast Guard were also present to provide their support.

Aside from the annual observance of ICC, other sustainability projects of SM Cares include the Trash-To-Cash Recycling Market where individuals can drop off their recyclable waste in exchange for cash; the Plastic Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Programs which promotes responsible plastic and electronic waste management affecting our seas, just to name a few.

SM Cares is the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings, responsible for initiatives that promote sustainability and the development of the community. SM Cares’ advocacies include programs on Women and Breastfeeding Mothers, Persons with Disabilities, Senior Citizens, and Children and Youth, as well as the Bike-Friendly SM initiative, in addition to its Programs on Environment.

To learn more about these, visit

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

UNDRR, SM Prime laud women leaders in disaster resilience

SM Prime Holdings (SMPHI) recently announced its support for the global search for women leaders in disaster resilience.

For the second consecutive year, SMPHI is sponsoring Women’s International Network on Disaster Risk Reduction (WIN DRR) Leadership Awards, a flagship program of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).

SMPHI Vice President for Corporate Compliance Liza B. Silerio said that the support is aligned with the company’s drive to recognize women’s leadership in disaster risk reduction.

“This is important in inspiring other women to fully and effectively participate in promoting gender equality and empowerment while building our collective resilience.” ~Liza B. Silerio, SMPHI Vice President for Corporate Compliance

UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction Mami Mizutori expressed gratitude for the support.

“The awards highlight the key role of women as leaders and agents of change in building resilience and actively participating in the creation and implementation of DRR strategies, policies, plans and programs in their regions. Their stories reflect the diversity of solutions required to meet the converging challenges of accelerating climate change and disasters in the region. We look forward to continued collaboration with SM in our DRR agenda. women’s equal participation and leadership in public life including disaster risk reduction is important and it is also essential to reducing disaster risk in achieving the United Nations sustainable development goals.” ~Mami Mizutori, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction

The WIN DRR Excellence Awards 2022  sponsored by SM Prime has 15 finalists shortlisted from 420 nominations received.

UNDRR, SM Prime laud women leaders in disaster resilienceved from across 24 countries in the Asia-Pacific. The winner will be announced at the Asia Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Brisbane on 21 September 2022. US$10,000 will be awarded to an individual woman who has achieved exceptional professional success in DRR.

The WIN DRR partnership is consistent with SM Prime Holdings’ social commitment towards women empowerment, resilience, good health and well-being of women. The company’s corporate social responsibility arm, SM Cares, supports programs that advance these causes. 

The Women's International Network on Disaster Risk Reduction (WIN DRR) is a professional network to support women working in disaster risk reduction, in all their diversity. Its overall goal is to empower women to attain leadership and enhance their role in decision-making in disaster risk reduction in Asia-Pacific. The WIN DRR Philippine Network is powered by SM Prime and Asia Pacific College.

Earlier this year, SM Prime through its SM CARES, partnered with UNDRR in celebrating women empowerment through a webinar on the role of women in disaster resilience.

For more information on SM Prime Holdings and its other programs towards disaster preparedness, visit their website at

SM Prime, one of the leading integrated property developers in Southeast Asia, remains committed to its role as a catalyst for economic growth, delivering innovative and sustainable lifestyle cities, thereby enriching the quality of life of millions of people. Sustainability and Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience form part of SM Prime's core business strategies. It ensures that its risk-informed investments catalyze sustainable development and positive change in the communities where it operates.

Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto To Unveil Unique Product Offerings at Ortigas Market on Oct. 1

Recycled Rubber Tire Materials by Siklo

Delicious local and international dishes from the Philippines, Japan, Spain, Turkey, Korea, Vietnam and other countries along with artisan crafts await visitors to the Ortigas Market every Saturday, starting October 1, 2022 at F. Ortigas Jr. Road (formerly Emerald Avenue) in Pasig City.

Ortigas Market is spearheaded by DTC Promos partnership with Pasig City, Ortigas Center and Barangay San Antonio.

This project is made possible by Media partners, Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror, DWIZ, Home Radio, Pilipino Mirror, Cook Magazine, Health & Fitness and Graphic Magazine and Mayani.

For more information:
Contact Person: Richard Bayles

Monday, September 26, 2022

Own your Emery home now at Lumina Pilar, Bataan

Every couples dream is to have their own house where they can build all their wishes in life. Good enough Emery is a new offering from Lumina located at Pilar, Bataan just a few hours from Manila. 

It was a privilege and inspiring at the same time to witness the launch of Emery Lumina's newest addition to affordable homes. Lumina Homes Pilar offers exciting new homes designed for the up-and-coming family and investment-conscious OFW's.

With an introductory price of Ph 6,002.00 per month, this new home model is definitely worth the investment. Just minutes from Vista Mall Bataan and close to daily necessities, it is an ideal place to live and a potential source of income.

Owning your own home is something you should always be proud of. It gives you the freedom to be creative and renovate it however you like. At the same time, owning real estate allows you to pass it on to your children, ensuring a bright future for them.

Get your own Emery home now at Lumina Pilar, Bataan. 

You can get an extra ₱500 off by using my promo code LMNJOSEPH500 when you reserve your Lumina home. Go to now know more.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

CSMC tackles challenges and opportunities of the DOH with latest webicon

Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC) recently held its 13th webicon entitled “Challenges and Opportunities of the Department of Health – CSMC Healthcare Summit” last Sept. 9, Friday. The event was livestreamed via Zoom and on Facebook.

For this webicon, CSMC brought together top professionals in the field of medicine and healthcare to discuss different topics and issues that need to be addressed by the Department of Health (DOH) and its incoming secretary. The webicon was moderated by the President of the Philippine College of Physicians, Prof. Diana A. Payawal.

The panel of speakers consisted of former DOH Secretaries Dr. Esperanza I. Cabral and Dr. Manuel M. Dayrit, former DOH Undersecretary Dr. Teodoro J. Herbosa, and the current President of the Philippine Medical Association Dr. Minerva P. Calimag.

Opening the webicon was Cabral, who provided a discussion on the Universal Healthcare Law.

“The COVID-19 pandemic magnified existing gaps in the healthcare sector,” she said. “The bright side of this is that the acknowledgement of these gaps has provided some impetus for the government to fast track the implementation of universal healthcare initiatives and opened opportunities for additional funding of health programs and services. The government has guaranteed that every person will be enrolled in PhilHealth. Having said that, there must be a commitment to paying the premium of the PhilHealth members who cannot afford to pay it.That is one way of increasing the equity base of PhilHealth.” ~Dr. Esperanza I. Cabral, Former DOH Secretaries
Dayrit shared his insights on healthcare financing and how to facilitate the effective alignment of policies, programs, and funds.

“We must be able to use our budgets wisely and support those chronically underfunded areas and sustain them over time. Hopefully by doing that, and by financing health as the country develops socioeconomically, we move closer to what we call a health financing transition.” ~Dr. Manuel M. Dayrit, former DOH Undersecretary
Herbosa stressed the importance of pandemic preparedness and gave his recommendations on the improvement of health infrastructures.

“What happened during the COVID-19 pandemic showed us that many things can be done through digital technology,” he stated. “Digital technology can be used to fast track the implementation of services to remote areas via telemedicine and digital health services. This can help make Universal Healthcare a reality.” ~Dr. Teodoro J. Herbosa, Former DOH Undersecretary
Finally, Calimag talked about health human resources, and what improvements can be made to the distribution of doctors and nurses in the Philippines, especially to the more remote parts of the country.

“Most healthcare professionals are centered in cities. And yet, we have many geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas. Healthcare reform will demand a shift towards a new breed of generalists to meet healthcare needs and absorb the impact of increased access to care under Universal Healthcare.” ~Dr. Minerva P. Calimag, President of the Philippine Medical Association

To end the webicon, a Q&A session was held, with all the speakers taking part in answering participant questions.

Through the session, CSMC President and CEO, Mr. Raul C. Pagdanganan asked the speakers for their suggestions on how the national leadership can increase the equity base of PhilHealth, which is also experiencing the after effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CSMC is committed to using the webicon format to help shape the conversation around the healthcare landscape in the Philippines. By bringing in experts and leaders in their respective fields, CSMC webicons tackle difficult topics and discuss new developments in medicine and public health. Previous webicons discussed the shift of COVID-19 from pandemic to endemic, self-care strategies for workers during COVID-19, detection and treatment of cancer, and more.

For more information about the programs and services that CSMC offers, please visit CSMC is also on Facebook, like and follow them at


Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC) is a 269-bed private tertiary hospital located in West Greenhills, San Juan City. The hospital is known for its pioneering and world-class services in the fields of Neurosurgery, Oncology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Cardiology, and Minimally Invasive Surgery. CSMC boasts of some of the most respected medical professionals today with expertise in a variety of specialties, ensuring that patients can access the healthcare that they need and deserve. With a commitment to clinical excellence and a dedication to compassionate care, CSMC is one of the most sought-after medical institutions in the country today. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Flex your moves and get a chance to win a Galaxy Z Flip4 with Samsung’s #ClackFlex Challenge

Following the launch of Samsung's new foldable smartphones, the Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4, Samsung Philippines has unveiled the #ClackFlex Dance Challenge in partnership with TikTok.

The #ClackFlex Dance Challenge focuses on the iconic and sassy clack sound of flip phones, while also highlighting the flexibility and form factor of the Galaxy Z Flip4, which enables users to shoot self-portraits from unique new angles made possible by the phone’s hands-free capabilities.

Five lucky winners will receive a brand-new Galaxy Z Flip4 and have their videos featured in digital billboards all across Metro Manila. Entries will be judged by their creativity, originality, and brand integration.

To join the challenge, creators must upload their best rendition of the official clack flex challenge dance with the official hashtags #ClackFlex #GalaxyZFlip4 and tag @samsungph. To officially qualify for the challenge, entries must then be registered on from September 17 to October 9, 2022.

Participants can get more chances of winning if their #ClackFlex challenge is filmed at one of the Samsung Clack Flex TikTok Stages across these various locations nationwide:
  • Ayala Center Cebu
  • Abreeza Mall Davao
  • SM Aura
  • SM Mall of Asia
  • Trinoma
The Galaxy Z Flip4 is now available on, Samsung Experience Stores and Authorized Stores, Lazada, Shopee,, MemoXpress Online, and operator partners, Globe and Smart.

Order the Galaxy Z Flip4 until September 30, 2022 and enjoy discounts and freebies worth up to PHP 25,700. Enjoy a FREE Clear Slim Cover worth PHP 1,199 50% off on 2 Years Samsung Care+ worth PHP 19,999, 50% off on the new Galaxy Buds2 Pro and 30% off on the new Galaxy Watch5 Series.

Get up to 40% off when you trade in your old smartphone for the new Galaxy Z Flip4 and enjoy up to PHP 18,050 in savings, plus a top-up token worth up to PHP 8,000.

Customers can also avail of flexible payment terms in select Samsung Experience Stores and Authorized Stores for as low as PHP 2,457.92/mo for the Galaxy Z Flip4 at 0% interest for up to 24 months with participating credit cards. Citibank cardholders, on the other hand, can enjoy 0% interest for up to 36 months.

Experience a greater galaxy with the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4. To learn more about these brand-new devices, visit

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Sunday, September 18, 2022

BPI enables easy way to send donations digitally

For Filipinos, the rainy season has become synonymous to calamities such as typhoons, severe flooding, and landslides. One super typhoon alone – like Odette in December 2021 – can lead to the deaths of dozens of people, the displacement of thousands, and the widespread destruction of buildings and vital infrastructure across cities and provinces in the Philippines. Located along the ring of fire, the country is also vulnerable to havoc-wreaking volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

Therefore, in the event of a disaster, people need to come together quickly and help those in need. To address this issue, the Bank of the Philippines Islands (BPI) this September made it possible for anyone to provide instant assistance to those who need it most, when they need it most. A new feature in his BPI Online and his BPI Mobile app called eDonate now allows users to digitally donate to charities and foundations that can help thousands of marginalized Filipinos.

“The goal of the donation facility is to make helping and caring for more people more convenient and accessible. We are helping empower our clients to support charities and advocacies they believe in by providing them a centralized online portal to send financial support safely, easily, and free of charge. With this new digital service, we hope to further spark the bayanihan spirit of our kababayans and inspire them to be socially conscious and to give back to communities, particularly those devasted by typhoons, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and other catastrophes. We are also launching this in time for the ‘ber months’ – the widely known start of the holiday season in the country, which is indeed a time for caring and sharing. The donation facility provides our clients an easy and error-free option to send help without the need to enroll the beneficiary or key in an account number.~Noel Santiago, BPI Chief Digital Officer

Customers can now send donations to 10 charities through BPI's eDonate service. These include Asia World Center for Mission, Ayala Foundation, Caritas Manila, CBN Asia, Friends of Hope, Jesuit Communication Foundation, Operation Blessings Foundation, Save the Children, TV Maria Foundation and WWF Philippines.

More charities and foundations are in the pipeline, according to Santiago. 

Send donations conveniently

All clients with BPI Online credentials can use the new digital service simply by going to the BPI Mobile app, swiping up, tapping “BPI eDonate,” and following the steps indicated in sending a donation. Likewise, the service can be accessed directly by visiting

Once a transaction is completed, eDonate gives donors the option to request an official receipt of donation. The user can simply send a request to the charity or foundation using the email address provided in the email confirmation. 

For more information, you may visit

The 170-year-old Bank of the Philippine Islands is the first bank in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. We are licensed as a universal bank by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to provide a diverse range of financial services: deposit taking and cash management, payments, lending and leasing, asset management, bancassurance, investment banking, securities brokerage, and foreign exchange and capital markets. BPI has significant financial strength, with robust Tier 1 capital adequacy ratios and profitability, underpinned by a stringent compliance and risk management regimes. E-mail: Media: Investors: Bank of the Philippine Islands l Ayala North Exchange Tower 1, Ayala Avenue corner Salcedo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City 1229 PH l +632 8246 6364l

Saturday, September 17, 2022

SM Supermalls begins 100 Days of Happiness

SM Supermalls President Steven Tan giving his welcome remarks during the launch of 100 Days of Happiness

To kickstart the Christmas countdown, SM Supermalls began its 100 Days of Happiness last September 16, where they aim to create a circle of happiness with 76 participating malls, shoppers, the marginalized communities of women, persons deprived of liberty, artisans, cause-oriented organizations, and select local government units.

"We want to create a circle of happiness in all our SM malls by featuring products of cause-oriented programs which we will offer to our shoppers who, in turn, give them to friends and family, and ultimately, benefit the communities that created these products. All these and more will start to unfold in the coming days as we continue spreading happiness across all SM malls around the country. Let us not waste our next 100 days and use it to make one another happy by giving. Today, let the countdown begin to a hundred days of happiness!~Steven T. Tan, SM Supermalls President

In photo: men and women of substance from the Quezon City LGU, SM Supermalls, Girl Scouts of the Philippines, Brownies Unlimited, Spark PH, and Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines

Through the campaign, SM Supermalls encourages Filipinos to support the advocacies of individuals and organizations that provide opportunities and create livelihood for their communities. For this year, SM partnered with bag designer Zarah Juan, Spark PH, the Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP), the Association of Foot and Mouth Artists of the Philippines, UNICEF, and the Quezon City LGU for its Vote to Tote initiative, among others.

The launch event held at SM North EDSA The Block was attended by SM Supermalls President Steven Tan and SVP for Marketing Joaquin San Agustin; Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, Vice Mayor Gian Sotto, and select councilors of the city; Spark PH Founder Mica Teves; GSP President Dr. Nina Lim-Yuson; Designer Zarah Juan; and Brownies Unlimited Marketing head Dustin Ngo.

  • Equipping young girls to lead and build the future, one box of brownies at a time

For this year’s 100 Days campaign, SM Megamall, along with 9 other SM malls, is collaborating with Brownies Unlimited and the Girl Scouts of the Philippines. For every purchase of a special GSP-themed box of brownies in-mall and via the SM Malls Online App, one girl will be sponsored with a GSP membership for a year. 

Members of the Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines, Inc. come together to spread the holiday cheer.

"We have a lot of young girls across the country and they've had such difficult times during the pandemic. Our membership dropped significantly. By buying a box, you can sponsor a girl for one year and she can learn so many things like being independent, loving her country more, and helping her community." ~Nina Lim-Yuson, GSP President

Girl Scouts of the Philippines come together to spread the holiday cheer.

Recently, SM Supermalls helped the GSP vaccinate all its 70,000 members nationwide. By providing them with convenient and safe COVID-19 vaccines, SM Supermalls was able to ensure that the GSP members have access to quality healthcare services. 

SM shoppers can purchase a box of brownies from 46 Brownies Unlimited branches nationwide and the SM Malls Online App.

In its commitment to building communities, especially for women and the youth, SM Supermalls and the Girl Scouts of the Philippines sign a memorandum of agreement to formalize a meaningful partnership beyond the year 2022.

In partnership with SM Supermalls and Brownies Unlimited, the Girl Scouts of the Philippines launch GSP-themed brownies from September 16 to December 15, 2022. For every purchase of a box of brownies, in-mall and via the SM Malls Online app, one scout will be sponsored with a year’s free membership.

Giving marginalized women and persons deprived of liberty hope for the future

Apart from the GSP partnership, SM Supermalls also partnered with the local government of Quezon City for its Vote to Tote program, Spark PH, and bag designer Zarah Juan to sell upcycled tarpaulin handmade tote bags sewn by marginalized women and female persons deprived of liberty.

"Christmas is all about giving. We are very happy that this year, the communities of Quezon City are included as beneficiaries in this program. And apart from helping the women in our communities, we are also able to help the environment by upcycling 70 tons of election tarpaulins that we've collected." ~Joy Belmonte, Quezon City Mayor 

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte and Vice Mayor Gian Sotto advocate for the “Vote to Tote” project during the Happiness Walk

Juan, the designer, was the brainchild of the upcycling initiative. 

"During the elections, there were tons of election campaign wastes. I wanted to do something and I thought I have my platform– my designs. If my designs can actually solve this problem, then it's worthwhile. Then I pitched the idea to Maica Teves, the founder of Spark PH. From there, we gathered all the help we can– from the Quezon City LGU who will help us collect tarpaulins, the women communities that can help us create, and SM Supermalls who can provide us the platform to distribute." ~Zarah Juan, Designer 

Designer Zarah Juan, along with the local government of QC, Spark PH, and SM Supermalls partner on the Vote to Tote program - an initiative fueled for, and by, marginalized women and female persons deprived of liberty.

Women of Subtance Gina Pareño walk the runway to show support for the 100 Days of Happiness’ causes and initiatives.

Women of Subtance Ces Drilon walk the runway to show support for the 100 Days of Happiness’ causes and initiatives.

A Happiness Walk was done to showcase the upcycled tote bags that shoppers can buy in SM malls. Joining the Happiness Walk were men and women of substance including select Girl Scouts members, Jeremy Lapena and Bernce Sevilla of the Downs Syndrome Association of the Phils, Mylene Abiva of WomenBiz, media celebrities Ces Oreña Drilon, and Gina Pareño among others.

The proceeds of the upcycled tote bags will be given to the women PDLs in Camp Karingal, and the marginalized women of Barangays Sto. Cristo, Greater Lagro, and Pinyahan in Quezon City. The tote bags will be sold in the following SM malls:
  • SM Aura Premier
  • SM Southmall
  • SM City Fairview
  • SM City North EDSA
  • SM Megamall

  • Helping a community of artists 

And in the south of Metro Manila, the SM Mall of Asia family will be partnering with the Association of Foot and Mouth Artists in selling painted Christmas cards to the shoppers.

This is the second time SM Supermalls has started a holiday countdown campaign. In 2021, the biggest mall network in the Philippines showed the world more than a hundred ways of giving through 100 Days of Caring. Underserved communities surrounding the 76 SM malls were provided with their urgent needs through in-kind and monetary donations by the malls, its various business units, and the employees. 

For the list of all partner institutions and their beneficiaries visit and follow @smsupermalls on all social media accounts.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Waterfront Cebu City Hotel — Cebu Wedding Expo 2022

At last, Cebu welcomes back the most-anticipated bridal fair after a 2-year pandemic hiatus. This 2022, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino enchants exhibitors and participants to make their vows.

Be prepared to be captivated by the biggest wedding event: Cebu Wedding Expo 2022. As one of the grandest events of the year, we want to be able to promote more than just accessibility - having everyone get the chance to engage with their possible wedding organizers, suppliers, and partners to envision one of the biggest and most memorable days of their lives. We’ve got tons of perks awaiting you — apart from having everything you’ll ever need to plan your big day all in one place, guests can come and book on the spot and get a hold of exclusive deals!

This year, we’ve chosen the theme: “Starry Starry Night.” Through this, we want to be able to convey a story to our beloved guests — that the sky's the limit when it comes to envisioning their big day. We want to instill a feeling of importance and remind our guests that their big day will be all about them amidst all the glitter and glamor this event holds.

Showcasing nothing less than world class talents and couture pieces all in one stage, this year’s event also features “Gugma - Weddings at Waterfront” a bridal fashion show. Featuring the works of 25 local artists in collaboration with Cary Santiago. Through this, models will be walking the runway wearing none other than these designers’ stunning pieces — also something our guests can look forward to as they envision themselves walking the runway of their lives in partnership with Dia Gold and Iconique Mall, Colon.
Walk the aisles of love at Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino’s Pacific Grand Ballroom Exhibition Hall from September 23 to 25, 2022.
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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Jollibee marks 85th Location in North America, The First in the State of Pennsylvania

Dedicated fan, Marcus McClam is Jollibee Philadelphia’s first official customer on September 2, after waiting in line for more than nine hours.

Philadelphia is brimming with excitement when the happiest bee finally brings her signature cheers to the city for the first time.

Her chain of local restaurants, Jollibee, opened its first store at 7340 Her Avenue in Basleton, Philadelphia on September 2nd last year, becoming the first store to serve Pennsylvania and continuing to expand in North America. I carved a new milestone.

As with previous openings in various locations in the United States, Jollibee Philadelphia drew large crowds on its opening day. It was a familiar scene of excited customers queuing for food and serving up bustling menus at the drive-thru in the early hours.Jollibee ChickenJoy recently launched a global food website owned by Vox Media. Voted "best chain broiled chicken in America" by
“The Jollibee Philadelphia store is very special to us because it is our first location in the whole of the state of Pennsylvania, and we are deeply grateful for the appreciation of Philadelphians who came and made our opening day memorable. Serving new markets has always been an exciting mission for us and it has been integral to achieve our goal of becoming among the top five restaurants in the world. It has been a goal of ours to open a location in Philadelphia for some time and we are honored to be a part of this extraordinary city. We are truly humbled by the warm and joyful welcome we received on opening day, and we are grateful to be part of this dynamic city full of rich history, culture, and incredible food. With every store opening, it is an honor to continue introducing people to the Jollibee brand and we look forward to doing so as we expand across North America.~Maribeth Dela Cruz, President, Jollibee Group North America

Global restaurant sensation, Jollibee, celebrates its new Philadelphia store opening on September 2, to the joy of thousands of fans and first timers from around the city.

Best-selling menu items include Original and Spicy Chicken Joy, delicately hand-breaded and precision-cooked to deliver its juicy flavor and crispy texture in the first bite. The original chicken sandwich served on a toasted brioche bun. The Spicy Chicken Sandwich is a fiery chicken sandwich with sriracha mayonnaise and fresh jalapeños. Another crowd favorite is the delicious peach mango cake. It consists of a crunchy and flaky cake stuffed with peaches and real Filipino mangoes.

Jollibee Philadelphia drew a crowd during the opening day with a familiar scene of excited customers lining up for dine-in and even for drive-thru in the early hours of the morning.

The opening of Jollibee Philadelphia will be Jollibee's 85th store in North America, following the success of its Times Square store on August 18th. We plan to open additional stores in California and Florida in the US in the coming months. and British Columbia, Canada.

The iconic Jollibee mascot greets a customer as they place their order via our drive thru service.

Jollibee is the flagship brand of the Jollibee Group, one of the world's largest and fastest growing restaurant companies. For more information on Jollibee and his other Jollibee Group brands, please visit Fans can also visit the official Jollibee Philippines website and the Jollibee US website. Visit

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.

Jollibee Group has grown brands that bring delightful dining experiences to its customers worldwide, thus spreading the joy of eating to everyone.

To learn more about Jollibee Group, visit

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