Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Aji-Ginisa leads the I Love Veggie-licious Movement with Marian Rivera and Zia to launch the New Era of Cooking

Aji-Ginisa prepared a day of health and fun for kids and their parents at the Aji-Ginisa®’s Welcome to a New Veggie-licious Era, held recently at The Blue Leaf McKinley Hill in Taguig. The event served as the official launch of the I Love Veggie-licious Movement, which aims to make vegetable dishes tastier and more enjoyable, especially for kids. Well-loved celebrity mom Marian Rivera-Dantes headlined the festivities, showing off their family’s favorite vegetable recipes in a special cooking demo. 

“Parents put a premium on their children’s health and nutrition, but feeding them veggies isn’t always an easy feat,” said Kazuki Kyoya. “Aji-Ginisa® can help them make their dishes more meaty and gisa, so their kids can learn to love vegetables and these healthy recipes can be part of their every meal.” ~Kazuki Kyoya
Kazuki Kyoya and his family teams up with Aji-Ginisa®'s ambassador Marian Rivera-Dantes to champion healthy eating habits among Filipino children.

The kids from the audience went up on stage for the I Love Veggie-licious Pledge, which was led by Marian’s daughter Zia, and made their promise to love vegetables. Parents and their little ones can also join this pledge online by using the Pledge to I Love Veggie-licious filter on TikTok. For every 1,000 pledges, Ajinomoto commits to lead a feeding program for select beneficiaries nationwide. 

“As a mom, I know mealtimes can be challenging. What I do is experiment in the kitchen and try lots of ways to prepare vegetable dishes that are nutritious and yummy. Our goal is to make our kids try different recipes, so they can grow to enjoy and appreciate the healthy food we prepare.” ~Marian Rivera-Dantes

Filipino children, led by Zia Dantes, welcomes a new Veggie-licious era with a pledge and red forks on their chest, embracing healthier meals made tastier with Aji-Ginisa

Attendees also had the opportunity to try making their own veggie-licious dishes during the event. As they sprinkle their Aji-Ginisa on their veggies, kids and parents also had fun in their stations by doing the Shake Shake Dance to the beat of the music to make their veggies veggie-licious.

Ajinomoto is bringing the I Love Veggie-licious Movement nationwide, bringing the Aji-Ginisa® Veggie-licious Caravan to different schools to carry out taste tests, veg-ucation programs, and more. The Caravan will also roll out in key malls across the metro to introduce delicious veggie dishes kids will enjoy.

The I Love Veggie-licious Movement is a part of Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation’s commitment to nutrition that does not compromise taste, access, and the local way of life. The company is doing this by developing comprehensive programs with like-minded organizations, and providing new products and services that address health and nutrition issues.

Know more about the Aji-Ginisa® I Love Veggie-licious Movement by visiting Cookmunity by Ajinomoto PH.

Monday, November 27, 2023

Dive into Darkness: Lesha's 'no heart' Redefines the Pop Music Landscape

Just when you least expect it, Gen Z’s rising rockstar and femme ingenious Lesha has recently dropped another surefire ‘hit’ single entitled ‘no heart’.  Expect this new track to offer fresh spins. Of course, coming from the fearless singer/songwriter Lesha; no doubt she’s going to dish out a different kind of vibe.
“no heart” is an anthem of empowerment and resilience, where the act of dancing symbolizes the ability to move forward and embrace life with a fearless heart. It embodies the essence of danceable dark pop with its combination of catchy beats and lyrics about self- discovery, and unapologetically being oneself.
“I’m really excited for this one ‘coz of how different it is from my last release GO TO HELL!!! This track is leaning more into the dark dance pop side - a genre I’m well known for. I can’t wait to perform this song live soon! I wrote this song with LA-based songwriter Krizia Carbonell and I remember us just coming up with the concept of empowerment and not caring about what anyone else thinks in reference to the ‘dancing with no heart’ line.  While the line “glowing in the dark” metaphorically symbolizes just me being an untouchable magical force or in general as someone who possesses power. It is a song that I wrote about a phase in my life where I finally decided to move on and not care about what anyone thought of me. For now I’m focusing on my upcoming plans for next year as we prepare to drop more singles and hopefully I get to perform all my new songs live soon too! A lot of my fans would agree with me on this, but I honestly can’t wait to drop another unreleased song of mine called Skin2Skin. It’s also produced by De’La and written by me in LA last year. I’ve been performing it at all my live shows this year and it organically built its own fanbase on social media! So, wait for it!~Lesha, Gen Z Rising Rockstar and Femme Ingenious
You can also say that no heart is quite different from her previous tracks.  For one, this is a very bouncy danceable anthem. The track that you listen to when you want to boost up your energy and confidence. Lesha has also incorporated different vocal chops into the song’s production working with her US based producer De’La and LA-based songwriter Krizia Carbonell.

It has always been her trademark for all the songs to share her feelings and innermost thoughts. For “no heart” lyrics, she expressed her own imperfections in the context of a troubled relationship. Her self realization led her to make amends that she wasn’t as bad as she was made to believe. While the idea of ‘dancing’ as symbolism used in the song, reflects a sense of liberation or living without holding back and just allowing herself to have control over how she moves through life.

Lesha can only attest how “no heart” has made a great impact on her life. 

2023 is almost ending but Lesha remains unstoppable in her pace moving forward and achieving a whole lot more. 
As a true believer of manifestation, Lesha shares what’s on her mind lately and what she is manifesting to happen sooner than you think.

Listen to “no heart” on Lesha’s Spotify. Check out other social media platforms on Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok for more updates.

Sunday, November 26, 2023

Hanabishi Joins A’TINs in Celebrating SB19’s 5th Year

SB19 is hailed as the Kings of P-pop. Their most recent hit, Gento, has climbed the top of the charts and its dance challenge has been performed by local and foreign artists alike.

Hanabishi Appliances recently gave away VIP tickets to SB19’s “One Zone” fanmeet held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. It also raffled off exclusive merchandise and products in its official Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok accounts.

Through its My Hanabias contest, the leading appliance brand matched the emoji that each SB19 member represented with its best-selling appliances.

Stell’s emoji is the strawberry and was matched with the Hanabishi blender. Josh has the oden for his emoji and was matched with the Hanabishi griller. Pablo’s is the hotdog which corresponded with the air fryer, Ken the chicken which corresponded with the turbo broiler, and Justin the corn which corresponded with the multi-cooker grill.
Hanabishi gave away these appliances to lucky A’TINs who expressed their support for their biases.
On the day of the fanmeet, Hanabishi also handed out PhP200 vouchers in its booth.
“We are excited to be a part of this celebration and we would like to thank all the fans who joined our contest and help us trend on social media. Most of our ticket winners had their VIP experience for the first time, and we are very happy that they got to see their idols up-close. SB19 is a world-class talent that showcases the best of the Filipino and we are behind them in their journey of conquering the world.” ~Cherish Ong-Chua, VP for Marketing and Finance of Hanabishi Appliances
Ong-Chua shared that the brand hopes to have more collaborations with the group.
During the fanmeet, the group performed the song as their opening act. They then interacted with their loyal followers through different activities and surprised them with the launch of the official music video of Freedom.
SB19 has received several awards and performed to sold-out shows during the last five years. This year, it embarked on its Pagtatag world tour, which took the group to several cities in the Philippines, the United States, and Canada. 

About Hanabishi:
Sa Bahay at sa Business Mo, Hanabishi!

Hanabishi is a Filipino household name for appliances for over 35 years. It is a brand engineered to fit the lifestyle of the Filipino both for homes and businesses.  Hardworking, durable and resilient, are the attributes that personify Hanabishi making it the brand of choice of every Filipino mom and businessman when it comes to value and practicality. Hanabishi is the mark of quality that grows with you through the years.  Built with passion and an impeccable desire to uphold the quality of life in every Filipino home, Hanabishi will remain to be the PRACTICAL choice and KAPARTNER, today and for the many years to come.

For more information about Hanabishi, please visit  and like them on Facebook:

BPI's Digital Savings Initiatives Transforming Banking for Filipinos

From left to right: Anne Christine Ruiz Head of Deposits, BPI; Anne Guiritan (Avida Condominium Winner, Anne Jara, Brand Marketing Head, Avida

Open a #SaveUp account by downloading the BPI App or through the BPI Flagship store in Lazada. Alternatively, open a #MySaveUp account from the GSAVE menu of the GCASH app and discover a world of possibilities.

BPI's commitment to innovation, convenience, and customer centricity is helping more Filipinos achieve their financial goals through various digital channels. Starting in 2021, BPI’s #SaveUp allows customers to open a savings account via the BPI App without the need to visit a branch. 

Building on that success, in 2022, BPI launched BPI #MySaveUp, which enables customers to open a savings account through the popular online wallet, GCash. This year, BPI has taken things to the next level with a brand new channel and partnership with Lazada, one of the biggest e-commerce platforms in Southeast Asia. With the new BPI Flagship store, users can easily "add to cart" and open a savings account, #SaveUp, along with other BPI products. 

“Through these initiatives, BPI is empowering Filipinos with the ease and convenience of managing their finances anytime, anywhere through the various channels that cater to their unique banking needs. All it takes is 5 minutes and 1 ID.” ~Asi Ruiz, BPI Deposits Product Head

From left to right: BPI’s Ma. Carmina Marquez Head of Deposits (at the time), Ann Collin Imperial (Kia Winner), Manny Aligada Kia President (at the time), Bob Palanca, COO of Iconic Dealerships, Inc.

Despite the digital savings landscape nowadays heavily focusing on unprecedented high interest rates to attract depositors, BPI pioneered a different approach; one that is more sustainable yet still rewarding and affordable. 

In 2022, the Bank launched a rewards program exclusively available for its digital savings products.  The promotion concluded earlier this year, and two newly acquired BPI digital accountholders, Anne Imperial and Anne Guiritan, not only benefited from a convenient and easy-to-manage digital savings account but also won life-changing grand raffle prizes. Imperial drove home a brand-new Kia Stonic Style Edition, while Guiritan won an Avida Vireo Studio condo unit.

“BPI made saving more exciting for me as I was also looking forward to participating in the program and winning prizes. My #SaveUp account inspires me to enjoy life while working hard and saving harder.” ~Ann Collin Imperial, Kia Winner

This year, in celebration of the bank’s 172nd anniversary, BPI also waived the maintaining balance fee for the BPI #SaveUp and #MySaveUp accounts, making saving more affordable and convenient for its digital clients. 

Our vision is to make banking more inclusive, and encourage more and more Filipinos to start the habit of saving. And with all these efforts to provide accessible, relevant, and rewarding banking services to more Filipinos, BPI has already opened more than 1 million digital savings accounts, demonstrating our agility in meeting the ever-evolving needs of customers, and the number continues to grow,’’ said Ruiz.

BPI awards clients who won the #MySaveUpPromo

BPI Loans Marketplace Revolutionizes Loan Application Experience for Properties and Cars

Dennis Fronda, Head of Retail Loans

In a groundbreaking move towards enhancing customer convenience and accessibility, BPI proudly unveils its cutting-edge Loans Marketplace Website at This dynamic platform serves as a one-stop shop for properties and cars, allowing clients to seamlessly browse and apply for loans with unprecedented ease.
BPI Loans Marketplace takes pride in partnering with a diverse array of property developers and car brands. Clients can explore a wide selection, confident in the reliability and reputation associated with BPI.
"As we launch BPI Loans Marketplace, we are not just introducing a platform; we are redefining the way our clients experience loan applications for properties and cars. Our commitment to innovation, transparency, and customer satisfaction is at the forefront of this initiative. BPI Loans Marketplace is designed to empower our clients, providing them with the tools and information they need to make informed decisions about their financial future."

Engaging Features for Unmatched Convenience:

BPI Loans Marketplace stands out with its unique features tailored to provide an unparalleled user experience:
  • Mobile Accessibility: Accessible on various devices, the platform ensures that clients can explore loan options anytime, anywhere.
  • Real-time Availability: All properties are ready for occupancy (RFO), while a designated number of cars are allocated for inclusion on the website.
  • Transparent Loan Application Process: Wondering about the status of your loan application? BPI's dedicated Sales team will promptly get in touch once your online application is received, ensuring you are kept informed every step of the way.
  • Flexible Loan Computation: Tailor your loan experience with the stand-alone calculator,  allowing you to compute different down payment percentages and terms according to your      preferences.
  • Intuitive Navigation: Special features such as "Compare" and "Sort and Filter" empower clients  to effortlessly explore various properties and cars, enabling a side-by-side comparison and targeted searches based on brand, location, or price range.
  • Promos and Payment Solutions: Beyond regular amortization, BPI Loans Marketplace showcases a range of payment solutions and promotions, including AMYP and Step Up, offering clients an array of choices to suit their financial needs.
  • Dedicated Online Support: For inquiries regarding your online loan application, BPI Loans Marketplace boasts a dedicated online team ready to assist and provide prompt responses.

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Feeling FOMO? Join the new #DewZeroSugarGen with Niana and James, and don’t miss out on the Mountain Dew Bangis ng Zero!

In a world where we're all about living our best lives and seeking healthier options, Mountain Dew Zero proudly introduces Mountain Dew Zero Sugar to keep you from missing out on excitement and adventure! Join the #DewZeroSugarGen movement and embody the Bangis ng Zero with Mountain Dew Zero Sugar!

Just like your favorite influencers Niana Guerrero and James Reid, you don't have to compromise on fun and flavor when you choose a  zero sugar lifestyle. With Mountain Dew Zero Sugar, you get to enjoy the same refreshing taste of Mountain Dew, without the sugar! It's a thirst quencher that retains the bold, citrusy kick and the exhilarating rush that Dew lovers adore, NOW with zero sugar! 

Break the mundane and unleash the adventurer inside you with Mountain Dew’s latest variant! With more people becoming health-conscious, Mountain Dew Zero Sugar is the answer for those who crave the flavorful fizz of Mountain Dew minus the guilt of sugar intake. 

Not only could Mountain Dew Zero fuel up a boring ol’ day, but it is also your barkada’s newest member. Gather up your crew, because with Mountain Dew Zero, you’re in for a good time with friends!  

With the launch of this new product, Mountain Dew adopts a fresh look and aesthetic, drawing inspiration from the Y2K era, aligning perfectly with the zesty vibes that resonate with the Gen Z spirit. It’s a blast from the past with a futuristic twist! In spite of its trendy modern aesthetic, it still offers a nostalgic nod to those who remember the Y2K era, creating a unique blend that bridges the generation gap.

So, don't be the last to hop aboard the zero-sugar train! Mountain Dew Zero Sugar is now available in supermarkets and convenience stores in GMA and select provinces, as well as online through Shopee or Lazada. Embrace #DewZeroSugarGen and savor the Bangis ng Zero today!

You dew you! Grab yourself a bottle, and indulge in the delicious, Mountain Dew ZERO Sugar experience. Share your Mountain Dew Zero Sugar moments with us using our hashtags: #MountainDewPH #DewZeroSugarGen #BangisNgZero. Don't forget to tag as you sip, savor, and share the zero-sugar goodness!

Friday, November 24, 2023

Singapore’s FairPrice Group officially launches award-winning Potato Chips best-seller in Philippine supermarkets

Singapore's FairPrice Group officially launches award-winning Potato Chips best-seller in Philippine supermarkets

FairPrice Group, Singapore’s largest grocery retailer, has officially launched its popular and award-winning range of potato chips in the Philippines.  The range is now available in leading supermarkets in Metro Manila.

FairPrice Potato Chips - the top selling potato chip brand for FairPrice Group in Singapore - are made from 100% fresh potatoes and come in seven flavors including Original, Truffle, Sour Cream, Black Pepper, Hot & Spicy, Cheese, and BBQ.

FairPrice Truffle Chips received the Retail Product of the Year Award at the 2023 Retail Asia Awards. Its premium truffle flavor makes it a great addition to one’s Christmas snack or party spread to share with family and friends during this festive season.

“We’re thrilled to finally be launching FairPrice Potato Chips in the Philippines. Tasty snacks are an important part of any family gathering, and we want Filipinos to enjoy the best of Singapore with their friends and loved ones.  We’re confident that the great flavors that our range of chips offers, such as truffle and black pepper, would make a great addition to any Filipino home this festive season.” ~Grace Cukingnan Chua, Chief Executive, Own Brands Food Solutions, FairPrice Group

In anticipation for consumer demand for healthier snack options, FairPrice will also be launching a range of nuts, including California Pistachios, Baked Almonds and Baked Cashews to Philippines supermarkets in the coming months.

The first wave of FairPrice snacks is available in 70 supermarkets, including SM, WalterMart, Landmark, AllDay, Unimart, South Supermarket, Ever Supermarket, and Sta. Lucia Supermarket.



About FairPrice Group (Singapore)
FairPrice Group was established in 2019 through the formation of four entities comprising NTUC FairPrice, Kopitiam, NTUC Foodfare and NTUC Link, with the purpose of making life better for all and to fulfil a vision of being a leader in everything food. FairPrice Group looks to optimize the resources of all four social enterprises and leverage their respective strengths to put customers first, provide better value for all and to make everything about food easy.

With an extensive network of close to 570 touchpoints, FairPrice Group seeks to provide an integrated array of products and services, from groceries, ready-to-cook, and ready-to-eat offerings, to on-premise meals, food take-aways, and a rewards program that delivers personalized and delightful experiences.

For more information on FairPrice Group, visit

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Yes! It's Christmas at Robinsons Department Store: Shop the perfect gift for you and your loved ones

The holidays are all about treating our loved ones and ourselves. As Christmas nears, many have started ticking off items on their gift shopping lists, making sure that they find the perfect presents. These can range from stylish clothing and shoes to useful home items.

In the spirit of bringing joy to all, Robinsons Department Store opened its doors for holiday shopping with its Holiday Collection. It offers a diverse range of products for thoughtful gifting and personal indulgence. You can enjoy exclusive promos at all Robinsons Department Store branches nationwide, as well as its online marketplaces in GoCart, LazMall, and Shopee.

The promo includes up to 70% off on select items and 0% interest when you shop using any major credit card. You also have a chance to earn a raffle entry for a chance to win flight tickets to select international and domestic destinations, or win P5,000 GoRewards points when they spend a minimum of P3,500.

If you’re drawing a blank on what to give to your loved ones or get yourself for Christmas, here are some ideas from Robinsons Department Store’s Holiday Collection:

Dress to impress

From Christmas parties to hallmark holidays throughout the year, it’s important to have a nice outfit on hand. Robinsons Department Store’s Holiday Collection has pieces for ladies, men, and kids they can rock on any occasion.

The ladies line has a wide selection of dresses and tops for every style preference. If you’re looking for a printed ensemble, you can cop the deep blue Stella Jacquard Top (P849) and Skirt (P949) set paired with the elegant Stella Accessories Mini Handbag (P499). For a more elegant piece, you can opt for the Stella Silk Sleeveless Dress with Drape (P1,300). Accessorize it with a pair of Stella Accessories Dangling Earrings (P299) and Kimbel Silver Clutch (P899.75).

For the men, there’s also a diverse range of formal suits, like the Executive Formal Suit (P2,399) and Formal Slacks (P1,199) with the Executive Printed Woven Polo Short Sleeves Shirt (P549). There are also more casual-looking suit options, the Executive Extra Fine Cotton Long Sleeves Shirt (P899), Executive Formal Slacks (P1,199), and Gallardo Casual Shoes Izak (P999).

Of course, we want our kids to look and feel their best as well. Let your girls feel like a real-life Barbie with the baby pink Barbie Halter Dress (P2,499) and Bella Two-Strap Format Sandals (P699). Make your boys feel sleek with outfits like the Hammerhead Long Sleeves (P625.75), Hammerhead Vest (P359.75), Byloz Pants (P1,299.75), and Air Balance Rubber Shoes (P1,699).

Take beauty to the next level

Feel confident on any occasion, and stock up on makeup and skincare products from Robinsons Department Store. Sport beautiful red lips at Christmas parties with Revlon Colorstay Overtime (P625) and Maybelline Super Stay (P399). Give your skin some love with skincare picks like the 3HA Clear Soothing Mist (P599) Y.O.U Acneplus AHA BHA PHA Daily Essence (P439).

If you’re looking for the perfect everyday scent, shop premium picks, like Valentino’s Born in Roma Donna Coral Fantasy Women (P10,500) and Calvin Klein Eternity for Men Eau de Toilette (P5,698).

Fun travels with the right stuff

If you and your loved ones are planning a trip soon, Robinsons Department Store has you covered with travel essentials. For suitcases, the durable TUNKR Hardcase 8-wheels (P5,500 for Medium, P5,000 for Small) can keep your clothing and other valuables safe. Other essentials include the Stella Essentials Studded Tumbler (P349) to keep you hydrated and the Workshop Packable Parkas (P449) to keep you dry if it rains.

Chef in practice

Cook up your favorite meals and give your loved ones new cookware with Robinsons Department Store’s line of kitchen items. Get a skillet set from General Store (P2,049) for every kind of dish. You can also make cooking quicker and easier with a Russel Hobbs Airfryer (P9,995).

Add a holiday touch to your Christmas spread with the Martha Stewart 16pcs Dinner Set in Ralston Blue (P1,099.75), Printed Mugs (P169) for your hot cocoa, and the Gibson Cookie Jar (P899) in the shape of Santa’s head to store your sweet bites.

With Robinsons Department Store’s Holiday Collection, you can ensure that you and your loved ones will have a joyful Christmas with its diverse range of products. Don’t miss out on this collection’s promos to get the best deal.

Browse the Holiday Collection’s e-catalogue for the full “Fantastical Christmas” collection here. For more information, check the official Robonson’s Department Store social media platforms, FacebookInstagramTikTok.

Monday, November 20, 2023

The best gifts you can give yourself this Christmas

As the holiday season approaches, working students are preparing for a unique blend of celebration and academic commitment. Juggling studies and employment, these individuals eagerly anticipate their Christmas bonus as a well-deserved reward for a year of hard work. 

For non-graduate employees not currently enrolled in school but considering a return to college, the bonus becomes a pivotal moment. It's the best time to turn this festive season into a time of reflection and encouragement for educational aspirations.

This bonus isn't just about festive shopping; it's a chance for employees to invest in themselves. Beyond gifts and personal indulgences, this extra cash can be a lifeline for those facing the unique struggles of working without a diploma. The hurdles of job promotions, securing dream positions, and battling feelings of insecurity can be daunting.

Think about putting your Christmas bonus toward things that can make a real difference. This little financial boost isn't just for the holidays; it's a way to make life better and set yourself up for success in the long run. Maybe go back to college, invest, go on a trip, become an entrepreneur, or pursue a new hobby. The possibilities are diverse, providing a chance to invest in your personal and professional growth. Here are ways you can start.

Restart your college education  
In today’s professional landscape, getting a college degree is important. By doing so, you can improve your chances at securing a promotion or make yourself more desirable to potential employers. If the lack of time has always held you back from pursuing further studies, Mapúa Malayan Digital College (MMDC) is the premier digital-first college that delivers an advanced online curriculum designed for modern Filipino working students. 

MMDC's specialized courses in business administration and information technology, crafted by professionals with rich expertise from academia and the workforce, prioritize practical learning to cultivate essential soft and hard skills for workplace success. Notably, the institution stands out by embracing innovation, eliminating traditional exams and tests from its approach.

At the heart of the MMDC digital education experience is its Projects, Problems, and Cases model which emphasizes real-world applications of a student’s learnings. MMDC offers flexible synchronous classes with professors, allowing a maximum of 7.5 hours per week, distributed across Mondays and Tuesdays. These classes are available in the morning, afternoon, and evening, providing students with the flexibility to accommodate their work commitments. Additionally, students have the option to change their schedule midway through the term. This setup is designed to cater to working students, enabling them to pursue education and enhance their career prospects in the long term. Students can enroll for as low as 11,500 pesos per term for three subjects, making quality education accessible and affordable as well.

You can restart your college at any term in MMDC. Application for new students and transferees to join starting the second term of SY 2023-2024 is ongoing. Classes start on December 13, 2023. To apply, visit

Start investing 
Investing is an effective way to build wealth and make your money work for you. If going into the stock market seems like an intimidating prospect, there are many lower-risk options to get started. Mutual funds and Unit Investment Trust Funds (UITFs) can be great sources of passive income, while government-guaranteed savings programs like the Pag-Ibig MP2 allow for people to get started with low amounts to cash out.  

Go on a trip 
Travelling has many benefits. Whether you’re going solo or planning a trip with family and friends, travelling gives you an opportunity to disconnect, to immerse yourself in new experiences and come back with memories that can last a lifetime.  

Become an entrepreneur 
If you’re a self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset, your Christmas bonus could help kickstart the small business you’ve always wanted. As online shopping continues to boom, all it takes is a little capital and a bit of strategizing to turn your groundbreaking idea or your passion project into a sustainable business.    

Pursue a new hobby  
Hobbies can stimulate the brain and enhance your skills. Getting into a new hobby can help hone your creativity, communication, and problem solving – skills that can enrich your personal life and boost your career performance.   

As the year comes to a close, make a commitment to yourself – let your Christmas bonus be the catalyst for a brighter, more empowered future. Enroll now, invest wisely, travel boldly, innovate fearlessly, and nurture your passions, setting the stage for a prosperous and fulfilling journey ahead.

About Mapúa Malayan Digital College
Mapúa Malayan Digital College (MMDC) is the premier digital-first college in the Philippines. MMDC is part of Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna, which is dedicated to nurturing nation-building students who will thrive in a business and technology-driven world. Mapúa University and Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna are wholly owned subsidiaries of iPeople, inc., a Yuchengco - Ayala education partnership. 
To learn more about MMDC, visit or follow on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.     

Mapúa Malayan Excellence
The Mapúa Malayan legacy began in 1925 with the establishment of the Mapúa Institute of Technology. The brand expanded with the opening of Mapúa Malayan Colleges Laguna (MMCL) in 2007, as well as the opening of Mapúa Malayan Colleges Mindanao (MMCM) in 2018. MMCL has garnered a number of accolades: an overall rating of 3 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) stars, with 5 stars for employability, 4 stars for facilities, and 3 stars for social responsibility and inclusiveness. The college is also ISO 9001:2015 certified and has been granted autonomous status by the Commission on Higher Education, enabling the institution to create programs as needed by students.

About the Yuchengco Group
The Yuchengco Group of Companies (YGC) is a premier Philippine conglomerate with interests ranging from banking to international business partnerships, from financial services to construction, and from education to information technology.

Saturday, November 18, 2023

A Daring Julia Barretto Is Tanduay’s New Calendar Girl

The World’s Number 1 rum has chosen actress Julia Barretto as its 2024 Tanduay Calendar Girl. Julia has a fire in her soul and is not afraid to show the world her truest self. 

Barretto is among the most well-liked and gifted actors of her time. She began her career in the industry as a young child and has starred in many highly acclaimed films and television series over the course of her decades-long career.

The 2024 Tanduay Calendar Girl was presented to the members of the media at Elements in ETON Centris. According to Tanduay, their creative team worked with the actress’ style team for the upcoming calendar and they tapped top editorial and commercial photographer BJ Pascual to do the shoot.

The actress is also considered a style icon and is one of the most-followed Filipino celebrities on social media, with 11.4 million followers on Instagram as of this writing.

As the 2024 Tanduay Calendar Girl, Barretto is also scheduled to appear in the brand’s promotional events and materials in the coming year.

Friday, November 17, 2023

HONOR unveils Limited-edition HONOR 90 5G Peacock Blue, opens Experience Store in SM City Dasmariñas

The highly-anticipated HONOR 90 5G Peacock Blue has officially arrived in the Philippines and was seen during the opening of the HONOR Experience Store in SM City Dasmariñas, located at the Level 2 Cyberzone. The new limited-edition color officially hit stores on November 15 and until supplies last, you can get a FREE HONOR Gift box worth Php 2,499 for every purchase. 

“This is another momentous event for us, having back-to-back celebration with the opening of our HONOR Experience Store in SM City Dasmariñas and of course the unveiling of the much-awaited HONOR 90 5G Peacock Blue. The year is far from over and so are we so for our HONOR fans, stay tuned.” ~Stephen Cheng, HONOR Philippines Vice President

HONOR Philippines PR Manager Pao Oga, Retail Sales Director Tom Yuan, GTM Manager Steven Yan, and Brand Marketing Manager Joepy Libo-on with EC Panda Store OIC Evelyn Enong

The successful store opening was officiated by HONOR Philippines GTM Manager Steven Yan, PR Manager Pao Oga, Brand Marketing Manager Joepy Libo-on, and Retail Sales Director Tom Yuan with EC Panda SM City Dasmariñas Store OIC Evelyn Enong. 

HONOR 90 5G is now in stunning limited-edition Peacock Blue variant 

Launched in August this year, HONOR 90 5G prides its flagship triple camera system consisting of a 200MP Main Camera with a 1/1.4-inch sensor, a 12 MP ultra-wide and macro camera with a 112° field of view and a 2MP Depth Camera that helps the camera more accurately gauge distance. Supporting multi-frame fusion, noise reduction algorithm and pixel binning to achieve the light-capturing performance that is equivalent to having large 2.24µm pixels(16-in-1), the 200MP Main Camera produces excellent high dynamic range (HDR) photos and detailed, bright shots in low light situations. 

Its superb display supports the industry’s highest Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) Dimming frequency of 3840Hz, effectively minimizing the strain it puts on users’ eyes when it is set at low brightness. The display also features Dynamic Dimming which simulates natural light to alleviate eye fatigue, as well as HONOR’s Circadian Night Display technology which filters blue light and promotes natural melatonin secretion to improve user sleep quality at night. 

The new limited-edition HONOR 90 5G Peacock Blue is now available for only Php 24,990 in all HONOR Experience and partner stores or online via Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok Shop
For more announcements, you may visit HONOR’s website or social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. To check out HONOR’s complete list of retail stores, go to

An Enchanted Christmas Story - Eldar the Wizard brings yuletide cheer and magic for the holiday season

Enchanted Kingdom (EK), the first and only world class theme park in the Philippines, brightens the holidays with An Enchanted Christmas Story starting with the Christmas Tree Lighting and launch of EK’s Giant Parol on November 26, Sunday.

EK tapped renowned lantern maker from Pampanga, Eric Bondoc Quiwa, in the creation of the 22 foot parol to be installed at the Agila Grounds. This will be the centerpiece of the theme park’s holiday events along with 100 parols around the park. Quiwa will share this bright and colorful tradition in creating the biggest parol thus far in the country.

Additionally, EK and Firefly Lighting CeleBrights moments with the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony for all to enjoy at the Spaceport.

According to EK President and Chairman Mario Mamon, EK is committed to showcase the Filipino Christmas tradition of parols and local decorations to bring nostalgia during the holiday season. “It is no doubt that Christmas is the most festive and magical time of the year in the Philippines. As a proud Filipino company, EK is the ideal place where Filipino families can create more magical experiences and reminisce about their most enchanted Christmas stories,” Mr. Mamon further explained. 

EK is also set to showcase their homegrown talents through their Christmas shows such as the plays Christmas At The Kingdom (EK Story) and Brooklyn Diaries: Oh Paskong Maligaya (OPM). The Eldar’s Christmas Parade will feature Eldar the Wizard and the Royal Family with the storybook characters as they dance and prance around Enchanted Kingdom to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. EK’s very own vocal groups Victoria's Way and The Kingsmen together with P-pop girl group SMS will serenade guests with Christmas Songs at EK’s bandstand.

For more information about this celebration and other upcoming events, visit and EK’s official social media accounts for Facebook and Tiktok, and on Twitter and Instagram.

Thursday, November 16, 2023

A Delicious Journey with New Stores at SM Bulacan Malls

Regardless of the season, SM malls in Marilao, Baliwag, and Pulilan will make everyday a holiday as the malls bring in some of the latest additions to their exciting mix of food tenants for a fun and exciting shopping experience.

Perfect for the season of giving, SM City Marilao welcomes Caramia Cakes & Gelato. Sweet tooth or not, one can’t resist Caramia’s premium lineup of cakes, gelato, and shakes that are enough to make any celebration or a simple day merrier. Here you may find Caramia’s bestseller cakes, such as Ube Cake, Midnight Dream, Pistaccio Cioccolato, and Salted S’mores. Of course, their all-time favorite gelato flavors include Pistachio, Chocolate Therapy, and Cookies & Cream. Also try their newest offerings— Mango Cream Pie, and gelato in Maltesers and Peach Mango Caramel flavors. Whether it’s a gift, a treat, or a simple craving, Caramia Cakes & Gelato will surely fit any occasion or anyone’s heart. Visit them now at the second level of SM City Marilao.

Experience dessert supremacy at Caramia Cakes & Gelato, now open at the second level of SM City Marilao.

Italian ice cream overload at SM City Marilao’s Caramia Cakes & Gelato.

Celebrate occasions big or small with bestselling, blissful cakes from Caramia’s Cakes & Gelato, located at the second level of SM City Marilao.

A highly recommended place to drink, eat, and unwind unveils as Nextgen Cafe opens at the ground-level, mall annex of SM City Baliwag. Shoppers will be thrilled, as Nextgen Cafe is the ideal place to stay with its cozy ambience and enticing menu. Seize the day with a sip of their specialty coffee, such as Café Español, Café Yemen, and Vietnamese Coffee. Compliment your drinks with their bestseller menu—bacon, sausage, spam, choice of wafflesor rice- serve with omelet. The store also offers refreshing Sensazione series drinks available in 10 irresistible flavors, among others. Furthermore, Nextgen Café is pet-friendly, so fur parents are welcome to chill here with their pets, with rules applied accordingly.

Nextgen Café is ready to serve at the ground-level mall annex of SM City Baliwag.

Get cozy and unwind over a cup of coffee and some snacks at SM City Baliwag’s Nextgen Café.

Call the squad and assemble for a yummy feast as The Crunch – Boneless Fried Chicken opens at the ground level of SM Center Pulilan. Indulge in their unique style of tasty and mouthwatering boneless fried chicken. The store offers Chicken Shots, Shots Bucket, Half Chicken (6 pcs/flavor), and Whole Chicken (12 pcs/flavor), available in different delicious flavors such as Classic, Honey Garlic, K-Style, Spicy K-Style, Teriyaki, Cheesy Bacon, and Texas BBQ.

Bite into flavors at The Crunch – Boneless Fried Chicken selections now serving at the ground level of SM Center Pulilan.

Mouthwatering fried chicken dip in signature sauces is one of the offerings you don’t want to miss at The Crunch – Boneless Fried Chicken in SM Center Pulilan.

Go heavy with The Crunch – Boneless Fried Chicken rice meal and other selections now cooking at the ground level of SM Center Pulilan.

Plan your next food crawl and visit the latest food destinations only at SM Bulacan malls. Stay updated, as the malls will unveil some of the best store concepts in the coming days. Follow the social media pages of SM City Marilao, SM City Baliwag, and SM Center Pulilan for the latest trends and happenings.

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