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Monday, January 30, 2023

What you should expect in the all-new OPPO Reno8 T

OPPO Reno8 T


The powerful and all-new Portrait Expert, which will be officially introduced on February 8, 2023, is set to deliver all-around improvements on camera, design, and performance. In the Philippines, OPPO, a global manufacturer of smart devices, will introduce the new Reno8 T.

 

Innovative Triple Camera System with a 100MP main camera
Capture moments in clear detail with the new Portrait Expert, as the OPPO Reno8 T will be the first Reno series phone to include a 100MP Portrait Camera. The camera system also features a 32MP Selfie Camera and a 2MP Microlens with 20x or 40x magnification, another first in the Reno Series. With higher MP, OPPO fans can capture their everyday moments in brighter, clearer and more vivid detail. Meanwhile, the 40x magnification allows users to explore a microscopic world with details remaining as clear as ever.

 

All-new Premium Feel and Stylish Design
The upcoming OPPO Reno8 T will continue the brand’s philosophy of producing high-performing smartphones with trendy and elegant designs. Featuring Fiberglass-Leather texture another first for the Reno Series – a vibrant Sunset Orange hue, and rounded edges, the slim, lightweight design offers a premium experience inspired by luxury leather goods. A Midnight Black variant, featuring the signature OPPO Glow design, will also be available. The OPPO Reno8 T also features an upgraded OPPO Orbit Light, which can be customized based on the user’s color preference.


OPPO Reno8 T


Superior Performance for a Smooth Experience
To give users a smooth and seamless  mobile phone experience, OPPO has integrated several improved features in the OPPO Reno8 T. It comes out of the box with the latest ColorOS13, which provides users convenient and user-friendly smart features, as well as security while using their mobile phone. The OPPO Reno8 T has also been tested to maintain 48-Month Fluency, allowing users to enjoy their Portrait Expert for up to four years without slowing down.

Boosting the all-around entertainment experience, the OPPO Reno8 T comes with flagship dual stereo speakers and Ultra Volume Mode to immerse users in their games and videos.

The OPPO Reno8 T also comes with 5000mAh battery and 33W SUPERVOOC charging technology, which powers up the gadget to 100% in just 67 minutes. Users can also expect 8GB RAM plus 256GB ROM, as well as OPPO’s RAM Expansion technology.

 
Coming Soon
The all-new Portrait Expert, the OPPO Reno8 T, will be launched  in the Philippines on February 8, 2023. Stay tuned to https://www.oppo.com/ph/ or check out OPPO Philippines’ official social media pages on Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok for more information.










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.

Autism Society Philippines, SM Cares hold talks on autism issues for Nat’l Autism Consciousness Week

Autism OK advocates and celebrity parents during the AOK Pilipinas Live event


In observance of the 27th National Autism Consciousness Week, Autism Society Philippines (ASP) and SM Cares, the City Government of Mandaluyong, and the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) recently hosted a panel discussion on autism inclusion at SM Megamall Cinema 4 last January 20.

Titled "AOK Pilipinas, Live!," the event facilitated meaningful conversations on various issues concerning people on the autism spectrum and their loved ones, in line with the theme "Building a Nation Powered by Transformative Autism-inclusive Innovation."


Autism OK advocates and celebrity parents during the AOK Pilipinas Live event


Guests and panelists include P3PWD Representative, Hon. Rowena Guanzon; ASP Chair Emerita Dang Koe; ASP National President Mona Magno-Veluz; Mandaluyong City former councilor Charisse Abalos-Vargas; QC Kabahagi Center Executive Director Karen Sagun; Leonard Cheshire Disability Philippines Foundation Executive Director Hazel Borja; and SM Supermalls Assistant Vice President Richard Caluyo, and SM Supermalls Senior Vice President Engr. Bien Mateo. Also present were celebrities Troy Montero, Aubrey Miles, and Candy Pangilinan, who are autism awareness advocates and proud parents of children with autism.


Autism OK advocates and celebrity parents during the AOK Pilipinas Live event


Veluz-Magno moderated the first session, which focused on the importance of innovation in addressing issues concerning people on the spectrum, with Abalos-Vargas, Sagun, Borja, and Caluyo as panelists. This was followed by the first Q&A session of the day. 

During the second session which was moderated by Koe, Montero, Miles, and Pangilinan shared stories and experiences raising children on the spectrum and gave useful tips for other parents living with family members with autism. The panelists also expressed their support for other parents who are taking care of children who have autism and assured them that support is available if and when they need it. 

“Everything will be okay, it’s not a burden…chill lang tayo, kaya natin ‘yan.” ~Candy Pangilinan, Autism Awareness Advocates and proud parents of children with autism

“I feel hopeful for the future here in the Philippines, for your children, for our children. Just look around there is so much support…I just wanted you to know that you are not alone.” ~Troy Montero, Autism Awareness Advocates and proud parents of children with autism

In his special message, Mateo thanked the ASP for always believing in the advocacies of SM Cares. He also reiterated that SM is a mall for all, living with disability or not. 

"We want to send the message to all our mall-goers, including people with autism, that you're always welcome here at SM. This is also the perfect time for us to thank ASP for their unwavering trust and for continuously believing in our advocacies, especially those that are geared toward people with autism. We are always proud to be your companion, and we will continue to support you in your goal to create a more autism-friendly Philippines." ~Engr. Bien Mateo, SM Supermalls Senior Vice President

Participants of the AOK Pilipinas Live event at SM Megamall


The event is just one of the many ways SM Cares supports the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, particularly "SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities."

SM Cares is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of SM Supermalls, with programs that support communities, promote social inclusion, and care for the environment. Aside from the program on PWDs, its advocacies include Programs for the Environment, Women & Breastfeeding Mothers, Children & Youth, Senior Citizens, and the SM Bike-friendly initiative. 

To learn more, visit www.smsupermalls.com/smcares

New PMA President Pushes for Web 3.0 Education, Opening Membership to Filipinos Abroad

Maeyeth C. Cadungog of Hocheng Philippines, 2022 PMA President & Sy Bryan D. Lato of 360 Next Creative Solutions, 2023 PMA President


Sy Bryan D. Lato, the newly elected president of the Philippine Marketing Association (PMA), will push for initiatives and collaborations that will increase Filipino marketers' knowledge of how Web3 technology can be used in marketing.
 
“When the economy opened last year, we saw the physical and digital worlds intersect. People who returned to work endured heavy traffic and still attended online meetings at home. The challenge for Filipino marketers is to be able to help institutions and businesses communicate their message to very preoccupied consumers. Reaching this market is another challenge that Filipino marketers face. The PMA would like to help them tap into this demographic by showing them how they can effectively apply Web3 technology to marketing their business. I want the PMA to be a platform for intellectual and marketing discourse. By opening its membership to Filipino marketers abroad, we are making them a part of the discussion. We could exchange data, executions, and best practices. They could gain insights about the Philippine market and, in turn, share their own ideas with Filipino marketers in the country. This is the best time for you to join the organization, share your ideas, and network.” ~Sy Bryan D. Lato, Newly-elected Philippine Marketing Association (PMA) President
 

Newly-elected Philippine Marketing Association (PMA) President Sy Bryan D. Lato


Marketing to Gen Z and Millennials
 
Lato mentioned that the market is now dominated by millennials and Generation Z members. He claimed that the latter are internet natives because they were born in the decade prior to its widespread use.
 
The organization has selected "Level-Up Metaverse Marketing" as its theme for the year 2023. According to Lato, it was inspired by Dr. Donald L. Lim, the lead convenor of the most recent Philippine Blockchain Week and former PMA President. Web3 and the Metaverse's benefits and advancements were the focus of the nine-day event.
 

Welcoming Filipino Marketers Abroad to the PMA
 
Lato shared that one of the organization's major initiatives this year is allowing foreign Filipino marketers to join the PMA. This is in addition to promoting the Web3 and Metaverse.
 
By the end of the first quarter of this year, PMA membership will be available to Filipinos living abroad.
 
Additionally, Lato urged marketing professionals in the nation who have not yet joined the PMA to do so.

 
Something New for the National Conference and Agora Awards
 
Lato revealed that they would host a National Marketing Conference in July with guest speakers from both domestic and international marketing organizations. They would also have a track just for marketers of micro, small, and medium-sized businesses (MSMEs) who want to get a head start on Metaverse Marketing.

The Agora Awards, the most prestigious award for professional Filipino marketers, will also be revamped this year. Lato stated that they would soon announce the new awards rules.
 

2023 PMA Officers and Board Members
 
Lato is joined by Mark Vincent C. Co of Fair N Square Emporium as Executive Vice President; Charisse P. Diaz of Artisano Studio as Vice President and Director for Membership and Fellowship; John Alexis C. Revilla of United Neon Media Group as Treasurer and Director of Agora Awards; and Lady Christifanie M. Dapat of Adventist Medical Center Manila and Manila Adventist College as Board Secretary.


69th Anniversary of the Philippine Marketing Association and Induction of the Board of Officers and Directors at the Sheraton Manila Hotel


The PMA Board of Directors include Jerry C. Yao of TMSPH Trainings and Consultancy Services (Chapters/Regional Membership); Dr. Jennifer T. Ramos of St Bonaventure Right&Left Brain Solutions, Inc (Continuing Education); Mary Ann A. Cortez of Strategic Consumer & Media Incites (Research); Michelle D. Ballesteros of Exlink Management & Marketing Services  (Government and Consumer Affairs); Lea Therese Lucresia C. Chua of University of Perpetual Help System Dalta (National Marketing Conference); Kevin Edward L. Culla of Cocogen Insurance, Inc. (Director for Ways and Means); Kathy P. Mercado of Newport World Resorts(General Membership Meeting); Dr. Christina R. Corpuz of National University (Youth and Academe); Nestor T. Layderos of Zoe Broadcasting Network, Inc.(Corporate Communications); Mitchelle D. Viray (Membership - International); and Maeyeth Cadungog of Hocheng Phils., Inc.  (Immediate Past President/International Affairs).

Saturday, January 28, 2023

McDonald’s brings together your all-time favorite cartoon characters with the newest Warner Bros Happy Meal Collection!



The newest collection features Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry, and DC superheroes in interchangeable heads and bodies to allow kids to mix-up and play their way!

The bold and brave heroes of Warner Bros are the latest characters to join the Golden Arches with the launch of the newest Happy Meal collection! Well-loved characters from the Scooby Doo, Tom & Jerry, and DC franchises make up the Warner Bros Happy Meal collection which will be available in McDonald’s starting today, January 27.

As Warner Bros turns 100 this year, McDonald’s joins the celebration with the release of 24 Warner Bros characters with interchangeable heads and bodies, encouraging kids to practice imagination and creativity as they mix up the characters. With a Happy Meal toy of Batman in front and Starfire at the back, or Aquaman in front or Scooby Doo at the back, parents will be able to give their kids a chance to play pretend with the characters they grew up watching. 

Take kids on a bold adventure alongside the well-loved cartoon characters from Warner Bros with the newest Happy Meal collection— now available at McDonald’s Dine In, Take Out, Drive-Thru, and Delivery! Visit McDonald’s Philippines on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about how kids can go on an exciting and bold adventure with the new Warner Bros Happy Meal collection.

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

BingoPlus amps up Sinulog Festival 2023



By participating in the Sinulog Grand Parade and co-presenting the January 14 concert at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino featuring Asia's Phoenix and Cebu songbird Morisette Amon, BingoPlus accelerated the celebration of the Sinulog Festival 2023.

One of the most well-known and colorful festivals in the Philippines, which attracts millions of tourists annually to the Queen City of the South, was supported by the Philippines' first and only live-streaming Bingo. The festival and Bingo Plus's contributions were applauded by festivalgoers as a fitting revival of the Festival's vitality and vitality, which had been temporarily lost due to the pandemic. BingoPlus provided buses to transport revelers from their homes to the Sinulog center at multiple flashpoints in the city.

The brand went above and beyond to support the festivities this year, which were like a coming-out party for the City of Cebu, in an effort to carry out its mission of bringing happiness and positive vibes to Filipinos by providing worthwhile and profitable leisure activities.

“Fiestas are part of the Filipino culture and BingoPlus has consistently supported the various local festivals in different parts of the country. The Sinulog is a special day of celebration and an outpouring of thanksgiving to the Santo Niño for His protection and abundant blessings. It is a day for food, parade, dance and party. BingoPlus is a champion of local talents, thus who best to entertain fellow Cebuanos at this Festival but their most admired performer, Morisette? Rest assured BingoPlus will continue to honor Philippine tradition and culture through music, sports, camaraderie, and festivities. As a promoter of entertainment we will continue to be present in major leisure events and activities nationwide.” ~Jasper Vicencio, AB Leisure Exponent Inc. President

BingoPlus is licensed by Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and the flagship brand of Leisure & Resorts World Corporation (LRWC)’s subsidiary, AB Leisure Exponent Inc. (ABLE).

Cebu Pacific Excited to Fly Every Juan; Expects Full Recovery in 2023. To restore 100% pre-COVID systemwide capacity in March

Time for everyJuan to fly. Cebu Pacific President and Chief Commercial Officer Xander Lao, and Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer Candice Iyog, announce that the airline is "ready to give our customers a better flying experience". The country's leading carrier expects to restore 100% of its pre-COVID network and capacity in March, aided by its unbeatable seat sales, widest domestic network, and reinstatement of all its international destinations.


Cebu Pacific (CEB), the Philippines’ leading carrier, is firmly in place for full recovery in 2023 and expects to restore 100% of its pre-COVID network and capacity in March, aided by its unbeatable seat sales, widest domestic network, and reinstatement of all its international destinations. 


Time for everyJuan to fly. Cebu Pacific President and Chief Commercial Officer Xander Lao, and Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer Candice Iyog, announce that the airline is "ready to give our customers a better flying experience". The country's leading carrier expects to restore 100% of its pre-COVID network and capacity in March, aided by its unbeatable seat sales, widest domestic network, and reinstatement of all its international destinations.


CEB, which has restored 92% of its pre-COVID capacity since December, will connect passengers to more places by increasing the frequencies to these international destinations:




The airline will also fully restore its flights to all its 25 international destinations in 14 countries by March 2023. Here are the newly resumed flights:  


Cebu Pacific President and Chief Commercial Officer Xander Lao proudly announces that the airline is close to pre-pandemic capacity at its "Let's Fly Every Juan" campaign launch.


CEB, the first airline in the country to offer promo fares which allowed every kind of Juan to travel to their dream vacations, ensures the affordability of its air fare in 2023. It will remain true to its commitment from 27 years ago to make every Juan fly, by offering seat sales to encourage travel across its widest domestic and international network. 

“We are excited to welcome more passengers onboard, especially now that we are back to easier times. We are proud to announce that Cebu Pacific has emerged stronger after nearly three years of pandemic, and that we are ready to give our customers a better flying experience. And so, we confidently say—‘Let’s Fly, Every Juan’.” ~Candice Iyog, Cebu Pacific Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer

CEB is offering a special seat sale from January 27 to 31, 2023, allowing every Juan to fly internationally for as low as PHP 499 one-way base fare. Select domestic destinations are on sale too – all with a travel period of June 01 to November 30, 2023.  


Fun in every flight. Cebu Pacific flight attendant Cyndle Teh brought the fun of the airline's signature in-flight games to the "Let's Fly Every Juan" campaign launch.


To address passenger demand, CEB -- one of the few airlines in the world to accept aircraft deliveries during the pandemic -- will receive 10 brand new planes in 2023: three A320neo, three A321neo, and four A330neo. 

Love and luck this Lunar New Year with Emirates

Fly Emirates to Dubai and get free tickets to three much-loved attractions in the UAE


Emirates has today announced an exciting new offer for travellers planning to start 2023 with new experiences on a trip to Dubai. Starting from January 16, 2023 to January 29, 2023, travelers who purchase an Emirates return ticket to or stopping over in Dubai will be able to also enjoy complimentary passes to three of the city’s most popular attractions: Views from At the Top, Burj Khalifa the Dubai Fountains Boardwalk Experience and a 45-minute Yellow Boats Atlantis Blast Tour.

·       At the Top, Burj Khalifa: See Dubai from the clouds at the top of the world’s tallest building, The Burj Khalifa, and take in panoramic views of the entire city, from its pristine beaches to the glamourous Dubai Marina. Elevate your experience and enjoy a coffee and a delicious breakfast pastry at the top of the world from Level 125.
·   The Dubai Fountains Boardwalk Experience: A floating platform, at over 900 ft. in length, located at the stunning Dubai Fountain, The Boardwalk allows visitors to get closer to the Burj Khalifa’s famous water, music, and light spectacles. Lose yourself in the hypnotizing displays across 30-acres of the Burj lake with over 1,000 different water expression displays.
·   The Yellow Boats Atlantis Blast Tour: Take in the Dubai skyline from the coast on a thrilling 45-minute experience through the Dubai Marina to Palm Jumeirah, and around Atlantis the Palm. Feast your eyes upon the awe-inspiring landscapes and learn more about the architectural history and stories from an expert guide, all whilst soaking in the sunny rays and the deep cultural history of the region.


This special offer is valid for all return tickets to or stopping over in Dubai, purchased using code EKDXB23 until January 29, 2023. The offer is available on bookings made on emirates.com via the Emirates Call center or participating travel agents, for travel from January 18, 2023 and March 31, 2023.*
 
Look out for more exciting offers like these in the coming months, to make the most of your next winter sun escape to Dubai with Emirates.
 

Explore more of Dubai with Emirates
With Emirates, there is something for every traveler when visiting Dubai, particularly for those looking for a little winter sun. From sun-soaked beaches and heritage activities to world class hospitality and leisure facilities, Dubai offers a variety of world-class experiences.
 
My Emirates Winter Pass: Customers flying to or through Dubai can simply show their boarding pass and a valid form of identification to hundreds of retail, leisure, and dining outlets, as well as famous attractions and luxury spas, to enjoy fantastic discounts throughout Dubai and the UAE. To see all My Emirates Pass offers, please visit www.emirates.com/ph/english/experience/my-emirates-pass/.
 
·    Skywards partners: Members of Emirates’ award-winning loyalty program, Skywards, can earn Miles on everyday spends at retail outlets in the UAE, and redeem these Miles for reward tickets, upgrades, as well as tickets for concerts and sports events. Learn more about Emirates Skywards here: https://www.emirates.com/ph/english/skywards/.
 
Emirates has safely restarted operations to more than 130 destinations, across six continents and currently operates 25 flights per week from Manila, Cebu, and Clark to Dubai.  
 
For more information, visit emirates.com. Tickets can be purchased on emirates.com, Emirates Sales Office, via travel agents or through online travel agents.


Tuesday, January 24, 2023

First retrofitted Emirates A380 enters service

First retrofitted Emirates A380 enters service 3


Today, EK003, the first Emirates A380 that has been completely refurbished as part of the airline's US$ 2 billion retrofit program, flew on the Dubai-London Heathrow route.
 
See this timelapse video of the retrofit work done on A6-EVM, the first of 120 Emirates aircraft to have completed its refurbishment.
 
"Customers will notice the difference the moment they step onboard – the spacious A380 will look and feel even more impressive and comfortable. With our latest interiors and products, this newly refurbished aircraft elevates our inflight experience in all classes of travel, and enables us to offer more Premium Economy seats to meet customer demand. I’m particularly proud that this refurbishment work was designed, conducted and completed in-house at our facilities in Dubai, to the highest standards of quality and safety. It reflects the world-class aviation capabilities and infrastructure that exists within Emirates, and here in the UAE." ~Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline

First retrofitted Emirates A380 enters service 3


All cabins of the completely redesigned A380 feature the most recent Emirates products and interiors, including 56 seats for Premium Economy class on the main deck and new color schemes in the carpeting and wall panels. Similar to the airline's "game changer" product, First and Business Class seats on the upper deck feature Emirates' most recent cream-colored leather upholstery and lighter-toned wood finishing. The First Class Shower Spa's hand-stenciled panels are another prominent example of Emirates' recognizable ghaf tree motif throughout the interiors.
 
The next Emirates A380 aircraft lined up for its make-over is A6-EUW, and work is expected to be completed by the end of this month.


First retrofitted Emirates A380 enters service 3


Engineers will be working on two aircraft simultaneously as the program progresses. This means that every eight days, one aircraft in the fleet will be taken out of service and moved to Emirates Engineering facilities. All 67 A380s designated for refurbishment will have been returned to service by 2024. After that, Emirates will begin work on the 53 Boeing 777s it has designated for this project. The program is expected to be finished by the airline in 2025.
 

First retrofitted Emirates A380 enters service 3


Emirates has hired hundreds of skilled workers in addition to working with 48 major partners and suppliers to deliver the largest known aircraft refurbishment program in aviation history.
 
Teams of engineers and technicians have worked around the clock to disassemble the entire interior of the A380 and reassemble the components in a sequence that has been carefully planned and tested.
 
Read more about Emirates’ retrofit project here.

A “Complete Success” festival’s return to a face-to-face celebration after two years of restrictions

Hala Bira! Lifestyle columnist Tessa Prieto, TV Personality Tim Yap and broadcaster Karen Davila at the Dinagyang Exhibit with SM Supermalls president Steven Tan.


With thousands of domestic and foreign visitors packing various festival activities, Dinagyang’s return to the city’s streets exceeded expectations, according to Mayor Jerry P. Treñas.

“complete success” was how he described the festival’s return to a face-to-face celebration after two years of restrictions due to the coronavirus disease pandemic.

“Everyone wanted a strong comeback…It was a complete success and this showed that Dinagyang and our Sto. Niño are beyond politics. I acknowledge all our sponsors from the private sector for their significant contributions in the success of Dinagyang. Of course, sa inyo tanan, mga pinalangga ko nga Ilonggo. Ang tanan nga ini bangud sa inyo kag para man sa inyo. Your strong support in all our activities played a meaningful role in the overall success of the festival.” ~Mayor Jerry P. Treñas, Iloilo City

Dinagyang Festival is known far and wide for its participants’ impressive choreography and striking costumes that reflect Ilonggo ingenuity, craftsmanship and artistry.

Treñas congratulated the Iloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc. (IFFI), major co-presentor of Dinagyang 2023, the participating tribes and corporate sponsors, among others.

The festival’s top sponsor was SM City Iloilo; it also served as venue for many Dinagyang activities, including the first-ever Dinagyang Ilomination on Jan.21, Batchoy Festival, festival costumes exhibit, and concert of various performing artists including Asia’s Pop Heartthrob Darren Espanto, among others.

A number of celebrities, prominent government officials and foreign dignitaries also came over, including First Lady Liza Marcos, YouTube sensation Small Laude, broadcast journalist Karen Davila, lifestyle columnist and philanthropist Tessa Prieto Valdez, television presenter and entrepreneur Tim Yap, former senator Franklin Drilon, Sen. Risa Hontiveros, and House Speaker Martin Romualdez, among others.

Dinagyang is the Hiligaynon word for revelry or merrymaking. The festival is Iloilo City’s version of the Ati-atihan celebrations widely observed not only in Panay Island but also in other parts of the country.

Two of the many foreign dignitaries who graced the festival were full of praises.

Jollibee Group Brands Named Among America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains

The Jollibee Group continues to spread Pinoy pride in the US! Newsweek, a premier news magazine and website, together with global data firm Statista, named Jollibee, Chowking, Smashburger, and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL) as among the best in their selected categories.


More wins for the Jollibee Group, as four of its brands made it to the list of America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains for 2023. Newsweek, a premier news magazine and website, together with global data firm Statista, named Jollibee, Chowking, Smashburger, and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL) as among the best in their selected categories. 

“We are honored that our brands are included in this list of most favorite restaurant chains in the United States. We thank our customers for their continued support, resulting in this citation that inspires us even more in our mission of serving great-tasting food, bringing the joy of eating to everyone.” ~Ernesto Tanmantiong, Jollibee Group President and CEO

The 2023 ranking was determined based on the results of an independent survey among over 4,000 customers and employees of restaurant chains in the United States. The respondents were asked to indicate which restaurant chains would they recommend among three ethnic cuisines and 13 dish categories. 

The three ethnic cuisines include Chinese, Italian, and Tex-Mex; while the 13 dish categories consist of BBQ, burgers, chicken, coffee/tea/baked goods, ice cream/frozen yogurt, juice and smoothies, noodles and ramen, pizza, sandwiches, seafood, soup, steak, and Sushi. 

Jollibee was cited in the chicken category, Smashburger for burgers, CBTL for tea and coffee, and Chowking for Chinese cuisine category.

According to Statista, all ratings were transformed into a score value and aggregated towards a final score. The survey respondents rated their experience with the restaurant chains using these nine assessment criteria: taste, cleanliness, hygiene and COVID-19 measures, transparency about ingredients, location, dealing with environmental issues, accessibility, service quality, and treatment of employees. 

To receive an award, a restaurant chain needed to receive a minimum number of recommendations and an overall score of at least 7 out of 10. In addition, a restaurant chain was required to have at least three locations across different cities within at least two U.S. states.















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 6,300 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); five franchised brands (Burger King, Panda Express, PHO24, and Yoshinoya in the Philippines, 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 www.jollibeegroup.com

Friday, January 20, 2023

Celebrate the Year of the Water Rabbit at Enchanted Kingdom



Like any other holiday, Chinese New Year is one of the most celebrated festivities in the Philippines. Traditionally, Filipinos would go straight to Chinatown. This year, Enchanted Kingdom, the Philippines’ first and only worldclass theme park, returns with its annual celebration of Chinese New Year.

On January 22, 2023, parkgoers can enjoy a special show with amazing live performances from EK’s female and male vocal groups: Victoria’s Way and The Kingsmen, Elite Aerial Arts, and Philippine Rui Dragon and Lion Dance. Guests end the night with the Sky Wizardry grand fireworks display by One Platinum. The show will start at 5:30 PM at the Spaceport Grounds.

To keep the magic going, Enchanted Kingdom also offers a special treat for everyone. Book your tickets at the official EK Online Store (https://store.enchantedkingdom.ph/) and avail the EnChinese New Year Promo to get four Regular Day Passes with a meal good for four for only ₱4,500. Booking period is from January 12 to February 5, 2023, with a date of visit between January 12 to February 26, 2023.

For more information on promos and ticket reservations and bookings, please visit Enchanted Kingdom’s official website www.enchantedkingdom.ph, Online store https://store.enchantedkingdom.ph/ or official Facebook page www.facebook.com/enchantedkingdom.ph.

JABBRE: Triumphs the Business and Lifestyle Excellence Category at the Lustre Awards 2022



At the glittering event that took place on December 12, 2022 at the Grand Ballroom of the Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila Hotel, the company was named the Best Game Changer Brand in the Motorcycle Industry.

Jabbre, a motorcycle intercom system made in the Philippines, has announced that it has been awarded the prestigious Lustre Awards 2022 "Best Game Changer Brand in the Motorcycle Industry" award in the Business and Lifestyle Excellence Category. This prestigious award aims to recognize, value, and celebrate individuals, groups, businesses, and causes that truly make a difference.




After receiving this award, Jabbre, a young company, appeared to have "fully arrived" in the motorcycle industry. However, this would only be the beginning of Jabbre's journey toward becoming a "game-changer" and consistently providing industry innovation. The fact that Jabbre received this Lustre award is a guarantee for his capacity to connect, adapt, and, most importantly, develop. Jabbre makes riding more enjoyable!

The Jabbre Team is pleased that our brand was selected as one of this year's Luminary Award recipients by the Lustre Awards 2022 7Stars Board of Councils. An evening of fashion, charity, and distinction is Lustre Awards 2022. It aims to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to society, raise funds for charitable causes, and highlight the talent of local fashion designers. In appreciation of their love and support for the organization, it serves as our means of giving back to the community.






Greenwich is Blacklist International's official food partner as they win more games in 2023



The barkada is growing. Greenwich—the number one pizza and pasta chain in the country—is teaming up with Blacklist International Mobile Legends team  (#BlacklistMLBB) to bring an awesome bonding experience.

Entering the booming and competitive world of online gaming also known as esports, the partnership highlights how the two brands champion bonding and creating connections in every possible way, targeting over 43 million active gamers in the Philippines.

Now, the collaboration between Greenwich and #BlacklistMLBB, is expected to make gaming more exciting with their fresh and engaging streaming and content collaborations.
“Greenwich has always been a brand that champions the passions of the Filipino youth. And today, that includes gaming. With #BlacklistMLBB as the newest addition to our family, they best represent how we embrace all kinds of barkadahan. Together, we can’t wait to step up the pizza and pasta game in the Philippines by providing them with our best-tasting products, as they journey into their competitions with their winning gameplay. From day one, we have stayed true with our mission to strengthen the spirit of barkadahan over our great-tasting pizzas and pastas.” ~Ali De Torres, Greenwich’s Head of Marketing

This Southeast Asian esports organization under Tier One Entertainment includes Coach BON CHAN, Ohmyv33nus, Wise, Hadji, Oheb, Edward, DEX STAR, Master The Basics, Eson, and Kevier.

With superstars Johnmar “Ohmyv33nus” Villaluna and Danerie James “Wise” Del Rosario or popularly known as the VeeWise duo leading the team, #BlacklistMLBB was hailed champions of Season 7 and 8 of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Philippines. Among their biggest achievements was winning the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang M3 World Championship in 2021.
“For us, it’s always a treat whenever a household brand recognizes the power of esports and how it can now resonate with mainstream audiences. Greenwich is definitely one of those brands and we’re excited for this partnership to bring new things to the table for our fans.” ~Tryke Gutierrez, Blacklist International CEO and Co-Owner

You better not miss out on this awesome partnership! Best paired while playing ML, Greenwich bestsellers include Hawaiian Overload pizza, All-in Overload pizza, Overload Trio Deal, Dealicious Duo, and Lasagna Supreme.

As the official food partner of #BlacklistMLBB, Greenwich aims to level up their menu offerings to fuel more ultimate bonding experiences with the barkada.

Taste this winning pizza and game, head over to the nearest Greenwich branch and order for dine-in or take-out. You may also order through www.greenwichdelivery.com.

 








 

About Greenwich 
Greenwich’s story began in 1971 as a small, family-owned store selling a selection of pizzas at the then Greenhills Commercial Center. As the brand’s pizzas grew in popularity, Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) took notice. In 1994, JFC acquired majority shares in Greenwich, infusing what was a family business with industry-leading competitiveness. New pizza variants and a variety of products were introduced through the years, creating a reputation for Greenwich as a maker of mouthwatering pizzas and pastas for the Filipino “barkada.” Today, Greenwich is the country’s biggest pizza and pasta chain with over 270 stores and counting, and home of the best-selling Hawaiian Overload®, All-in Overload®, and Lasagna Supreme®. 



Jollibee Opens First Store in Orlando, Florida - Marks Jollibee’s first-ever dual lane drive-thru in the U.S.

A SUNNY, JOLLY DAY IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA. Jollibee North America opens the year with its first-ever store in Orlando, Florida. It is also the brand’s first-ever dual drive-thru lane in the country, reflecting Jollibee’s commitment to innovation and improving customer experience.


Homegrown restaurant chain Jollibee officially opened its first restaurant in Orlando, Florida on January 18—its first U.S. opening for the year and first-ever dual drive-thru lane store in the U.S. Known for its sunny climate and theme parks, Jollibee’s Orlando, Florida branch is primely situated at 11891 East Colonial Drive and is the brand’s 62nd store in the U.S. 

“The strong reception of our Jollibee Orlando, Florida opening shows robust demand for our products in the U.S. market, especially with our growing American consumer base. We are grateful for the continued support of our valued customers in the U.S., and we are committed to introducing more innovations such as the dual-lane drive-thru to further elevate their Jollibee experience." ~Ernesto Tanmantiong, Jollibee Group President and CEO

Hundreds of hungry Floridians enjoyed the convenience of the dual drive-thru service as they picked up their Jollibee favorites, including the bestselling Chickenjoy fried chicken; Chicken Sandwich, and Peach Mango Pie. Similar to its Times Square location, Jollibee Orlando, Florida serves a new variety of sides and salads catered to the local taste, including Baked Cheddar Mac ‘n Cheese, Mandarin Orange Crispy Chicken Salad, and Biscuits. 

“We are ready to serve up the most delicious fried chicken here in Orlando, Florida. From the minute you walk through our doors–or line up at our dual lane drive-thru–to your very last bite, we are determined to make every experience at Jollibee Orlando a joyful one for our guests.” ~Maribeth Dela Cruz, President of Jollibee North America

Late last year, International food authority Eater.com named Jollibee as “the best chain fried chicken in America” after its bestselling Chickenjoy bested 14 global brands in four rounds of contests. 


Jollibee Orlando, Florida is the chain’s first-ever dual lane drive-thru store.


Jollibee is set to expand in more North America locations in 2023, with the goal to grow to 500 stores in the next 5-7 years. To know more about Jollibee U.S.’ upcoming store openings and other updates, follow @jollibeeus on Facebook, @jollibeeus on Instagram, and @jollibeeusa on TikTok. For more information on the Jollibee Group, visit www.jollibeegroup.com

Keep the FLAMES burning this Valentine’s Day and protect yourself from scammers

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