Thursday, July 29, 2021

Continuing malasakit and reaching more Filipino families one meal at a time - Mega Global’s Mega Bigay Sustansya Program runs for third year



The Mega Bigay Sustansya 2021 Launch Event as we learned about Mega Global's plans of turning MBS into a legacy project not just for Metro Manila, but for Visayas and Mindanao regions as well.

Good health is the greatest gift that Filipinos can ever receive. With malnutrition affecting many children, it is crucial for the community to work together  to help these children, who will eventually become the future of the country.

Recognizing its role in helping build the nation, Mega Global Corporation together with the Mega Tiu Lim Foundation will once again hold the Mega Bigay Sustansya program for the third straight year. A health and nutrition program that’s deep rooted from the company’s core value of malasakit. With its determination to improve the health sector of the country, Mega Bigay Sustansya aims to reinforce the importance of nutrition to every Filipino family nationwide and extend a helping hand to those in need. 


As it expands the program, Mega Global will be working in partnership with the Reach Out Feed Philippines, who will spearhead the preparation of the meals daily, deliver these house to house to each beneficiary and provide a nutritional assessment of all recipes used in the program, and will also analyze and evaluate the results of the program. 


The program aims to support 870 children from various barangays across six  provinces through a 60-day nutrition program. These include Batangas, Navotas, Valenzuela, Samar, Surigao del Sur, and  Zamboanga. Beneficiaries are children aged 4-12 years old, who will receive two nutritious meals daily for 60 days. The daily meals will include at least one sardines meal, made using Mega Global’s vitamin- and nutrient-packed high quality sardines. 

At the beginning and end of the program, the weight, height, and mid-arm circumference of the children will be taken to gauge their progress. To encourage parents to support the nutrition program for their children, Mega Global will provide incentives to select participants who fit the program’s criteria - biggest gainer, most improved, etc.  


To further ensure that the progress made is sustained, Mega Global will also be developing leave-behind materials containing affordable nutritious recipes made from ingredients that are easily accessible to the families. This will empower parents and the community with knowledge on how to prepare nutritious meals for the health and well-being of their children and loved ones.


“When we first launched this nutrition program two years ago, we saw how transformative it was for the beneficiaries, who not only saw an improvement in their weight, but also in their health and well-being. Inspired by their transformation, Mega Global decided to expand this program and make it sustainable by also educating the community on the importance of having good food and having good nutrition for the whole family.” ~Marvin Tiu Lim, Chief Growth and Development Officer


In all that it does, Mega Global Corporation gives life to its core value of malasakit. From products to people to the greater community, every decision made by the brand is anchored onto the belief of malasakit for all. This once again comes alive in Mega Bigay Sustansya, which is envisioned to uplift the lives of impoverished children and allow them to achieve their potentials.






Monday, July 12, 2021

FRAN-GURU EXCHANGE


As experts in Franchising, the husband and wife team will have a FRANCHISE PLAYBOOK SERIES. Fran-Guru Exchange is an Online platform focused on motivating entrepreneurs to level up their businesses.

Program's core competence is the husband and wife host's reservoir of experience in assisting clients grow and expand their businesses for the last 30 years. 

Motivating strategy will be business life experiences of entrepreneurs as they travel the route to scaling up their business concepts. Entrepreneurs will not only talk about their successes but more importantly challenges and difficulties they faced. This   will be the THINK BUSINESS GROWTH SERIES.

As experts in Franchising, the husband and wife team will have a FRANCHISE PLAYBOOK SERIES.

The goal of the series is to inform viewers on the basics of franchising and phases to become a franchisee and franchisor.

There will also be a portion called Franchise Spotlight where Franchisors present their franchise offering with a franchisee talking about their experience in the franchise system.

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/franchiseconsultants
FB Page: https://www.youtube.com/user/franchiseconsultants


Friday, July 9, 2021

GUSTA! FOODS PH: Your Online Kitchen Pantry for Your Family’s Best Meals

 

Indeed,   these   past   months have given   us   a   unique   and   precious opportunity   to reconnect   and explore   our passions   –  most   especially   when   it comes to our talents in the kitchen!

As Filipinos, we show our love and appreciation for others through memorable meals made with   love. And Gusta, the country’s newest ONLINE   KITCHENPANTRY by the category creator of FROZEN-FRESH Jimini Foods   Group, has become   the   ever-so-reliable   partner   of   every   aspiring cook   and   homemaker, bringing convenience and delicious dishes straight to your homes.

Gusta!  guarantees  fresh,   exciting   flavors, and amazing foodie  finds  all   in oneplace. Discover a great selection that will truly delight your taste buds – from ready-to-heat   meals   to   frozen-fresh   goods,   to   ready-to-cook international   and local dishes, snacks, desserts, beverages, and more!

For those who are looking for a quick and delicious meal, Gusta! introduces it's “Chef's recommendations,” which include selections from well-known restaurant brands such as CIBO, Chili’s, Casa Reyes, Max’s Group (Max’s, Pancake House,Teriyaki Boy, and Dencio’s), Nanbantei, XO 46 Heritage Bistro, Rico’s Lechon, and   Cusina   by   Albergus,   to   name   a   few.   If   you’re   craving   for   some   of   your favorite   snacks,  Gusta!  also   carries   selections   from   local   iconic   brands   and favorites such as Jimini Whole Pizza, Potato Corner, and Nathaniel’s.

If you’re feeling kind of creative and want to whip up a delicious meal of your own, Gusta! also   lends   a   hand,   offering   you   the   essentials   you   need   –   from kitchen ingredients to supplies and cooking tools. Whether you’re prepping for a snack or a feast, find it here on Gusta! Simply add to cart and have all of your orders delivered conveniently to your home. Delicious food and meals on your plate with just a few easy clicks!

Discover. Delight. Delivered. Delicious! Only at Gusta!

Head on to www.gustafoods.ph and have your orders delivered now! Sign-up to the newsletter and receive a 10% discount voucher on your first purchase. For updates, follow Gusta! on Facebook: Gusta Foods PH and Instagram: @gustafoodph


Sunday, July 4, 2021

11 Anti-Covid Innovations by Hotel Sogo


Are you already so bored for more than a year now not being able to travel and have stay action the same way you used to do with the whole family before the pandemic hits the whole world? I miss how we used to just simply have a weekend aeay at home and have a simple statcation, but since the virus is making us feel unsafe nowadays it is hard to find hotels that will and can secure safety staycation. But thank God hotel sogo is here with different Anti-Covid Innovations.


UVC Disinfection of Rooms, Utensils, Key Cards & Cash

1. UVC Disinfection of Rooms, Utensils, Key Cards & Cash
-Sogo was the first hotel, as early as March 2020, to use UVC (254nm) to fight Covid-19. Taking the cue from hospitals abroad, remote-controlled carts have been deployed for room disinfection. Compartments for utensils, key cards and cash were also fitted with UVC LEDs but kept away from personnel since 254 nm UVCs, while great for killing viruses may harm the skin and eyes.

FAR UVC Disinfection at Elevator Lobbies

2. FAR UVC Disinfection at Elevator Lobbies
-After extensive research, Sogo has acquired and tested the FAR UVC 222 nm lamps that effectively kill viruses while being harmless to humans. Just recently (2020 Q4) produced commercially, it is quite expensive and is sold by only a few manufacturers abroad. Sogo is the first hotel to install these revolutionary excimer lamps in all its elevator lobbies.

UVC Disinfection for Room Aircons

3. UVC Disinfection for Room Aircons
-All room aircons are to be fitted with specially manufactured UVC LEDs. Through germicidal irradiation, the UVC light attacks the DNA/DNR of micro-organisms, killing bacteria and viruses, and preventing their spread. As it is turned on with the aircon, room air is always sterilized each time it passes through the unit, ensuring the best possible room air quality for our guests.

Ventilation ACR is Doubled in Lobbies & Hallways

4. Ventilation ACR is Doubled in Lobbies & Hallways
-The ACR (Air Change Rate) or the number of times the air is replaced for all general spaces is set at ≥ 4 per hour by ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers). Sogo is doubling its current ACRs for intensified inflow of covid-free fresh air to accelerate indoor air replacement.

Covid Sniffer Dogs for Screening of Employees

5. Covid Sniffer Dogs for Screening of Employees
-Dubai and Helsinki Airports have deployed Covid sniffer dogs to screen passengers and report a > 94% accuracy rate with dogs detecting the virus days before symptoms even start. Sogo has tied up with a leading K9 company, to have specially-trained Belgian Malinois dogs regularly screen its personnel for Covid.


6. Thermal Scan Controlled Doors
-For most branches, guests on their own, can get scanned before entry and if within the safe temperature limit, main doors will open automatically without need of any contact.

Microbial ATP Fluorescence Testing of Surfaces

7. Microbial ATP Fluorescence Testing of Surfaces
-ATP (Adenosine TriPhosphate) Testing measures ATP content to indicate the presence and amount of microorganisms. Each branch has an Anti-Covid Team that regularly swabs high touch point surfaces that pass through ATP Fluorescence Detectors to verify microbial presence and effectivity of the new protocols.

Anti-Microbial Coatings on Furnishings, Fixtures & Touch Points

8. Anti-Microbial Coatings on Furnishings, Fixtures & Touch Points
-Widely used in hospitals and mass transports in China, Hong Kong and Japan, these Polymer coatings are formed after spraying millions of nano-capsules with contact killing and anti-adhesion features that lasts for weeks. It effectively kills bacteria and viruses, including H1N1 and Covid. Sogo applies this over all furnishings and touch points.

Reduced Touch Points with No-Contact Fixtures (with photos of no-contact fixtures)

9. Reduced Touch Points with No-Contact Fixtures (with photos of no-contact fixtures)
-A Sogo study shows that pre-pandemic, guests had a minimum of 59 Touch Points (TPs) during a typical hotel stay. Due to new protocols that include contact-less fixtures, TPs have been reduced by 40.7% with the goal to achieve a reduction of 66.1% with more advanced technology centered on cellphone use.

Multi-Stage Air Purifying Equipment in Lobbies

10. Multi-Stage Air Purifying Equipment in Lobbies
-To further sanitize indoor air, Sogo installed air-purifying equipment having several levels of filters: Pre-filter, Activated Carbon, HEPA (H11), with built-in Cold Catalysts, Ion Generators and UVC lights that eliminate allergens and pollutants such as dust, pollen, odor, bacteria, viruses, and even reduces carbon dioxide levels. 

No-Contact Key

11. No-Contact Key
-Specially designed key (keychain) to avoid touching. This is one of our giveaways included in some of our promos.









Friday, July 2, 2021

Jimini Foods Group Elevates your Bagel Sandwiches with Bogels N.Y.


Bogels N.Y. takes pride in using the freshest ingredients and unique baking technique that   results in   an   incredibly   satisfying bites. Delight in   the wonderful   crunch   of a perfectly baked crust with a soft, chewy inside.

Jimini Foods Group (JFG), a leader and innovator in the frozen-fresh foods category, introduces an exciting new product for Pinoy foodies with Bogels N.Y., your newest favorite amazing bogus bagels. Bogels N.Y. offers the perfect balance of health and great taste, all in onedelightful bagel! 

Bogels N.Y. bagels are best enjoyed with a generous dollop of cream cheese or butter, or as a sandwich stuffed with all your favorite greens and deli cold cuts. Bogels N.Y. can even be enjoyed on its own; it’s that delicious!

Bogels N.Y.  bagels come in two classic flavors: Whole Wheat Delight and B&W Sesame Sprinkle. The Whole Wheat Delight offers a more satiating and dense bite, while the B&W Sesame Sprinkle gives you that extra crunch and texture. Elevate your breakfast sandwiches and snacks or make it an everyday   meal   on   its   own   with Bogels   N.Y.  This   is   nothing   you’ve   evertasted before!

Bogels N.Y. bagels are available in individual packs (P42) and per dozen (P504 per pack) and are available online on Gusta! and Naber.

Bite into amazing today!

For more information check out Naber.ph and GustaFoods.ph.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

CNX for Home: Simplify your life through technology. Doing more by worrying less



CNX for Home, the leader in smart home solutions. Simplify the life you envision and truly live with comfort and convenience with CNX for Home makes smart living possible through offering products, platform and integrations that give homeowners greater control, connection, and security. Now you can keep your home worry-free and your family safe.



CNX for Home offers a wide catalogue of products for the household, from safety sensors to security cameras and complete IOT-based solutions that integrate all your smart devices and appliances. 
“For us at CNX for Home, we envision every come to be designed to make life easier and more comfortable. Through our systems and products, we aim to reduce the stresses of daily life by giving you greater control and confidence to enjoy a better quality of living. At CNX for Home, we are powered by creativity and innovation, and we continually think of ways to help the modern Filipino homeowner.” ~Flip Ruby, Head of CNX, and VP of Cortex Technologies
Beyond mere convenience, CNX for Home aims to elevate the quality of life of every Filipino through its smart products and services. 


"From our products to platform, we designed and built it to fit our Filipino lifestyle. When we talk about smart living today, we aim for greater convenience for our clientsand work towards the further streamlining of tasks through the use of technology. Watch over your home, check on your family, and secure your property with just a few taps on your computer or mobile in the most affordable prices to the Filipino homeowner. If there’s anything that the pandemic has taught us, it is that family is everything, time is limited, and our energies should be used on the things that matter to us. Thus, when you look at our catalogue of products and services, all of these work together to keep you and your family safe. ~Flip Ruby, Head of CNX, and VP of Cortex Technologies
For enhanced home security, CNX for Home offers IP cameras that help youconveniently monitor your kids and spaces with an easy click on the app. If you’re working at home, you can save time and energy by upgrading and controlling all your appliances remotely through the use of wi-fi sockets andmini-hubs. For the safety of your household, you can now build a stronger line of defense with the use of an integrated system of emergency buttons, motion sensors, smoke sensors, and door and window sensors from CNX for Home. With CNX for Home bundles, even selecting what you need we’ve made simpler, so you can now watch over your home and family using the latest and most advanced security and safety devices. 


"They help free up your timeby streamlining tasks and give you greater confidence and security, allowing you to focus. When you and your family are taken care of, you are able to do more! The great thing about CNX for Home and our products is that we fit and complement any and every type of Filipino home and lifestyle. Whether you’re living in a condo, a family compound, or even out on a farm, we can customize smart systems just for you, and we can even recommend products based on your needs and current floor plan. And for your greater convenience and easy set-up, we have flexible bundles that are exceptionally affordable. ~Flip Ruby, Head of CNX, and VP of Cortex Technologies
Smartify your appliances and integrate them into one smart home system for a better deal. Lead a truly modern life and live smarter with CNX for Home.

Lumina Homes shares success stories at the ViCon


At The ViCon, Lumina Homes shares success stories and raffles off attractive prizes last June 24 and 25 at The Villar Group Convention (The ViCon).

Villar Group of Companies successfully gathered Vista Land and Golden MV's strong property brands—Lumina Homes, Bria, Lessandra, Camella, Crown Asia, Brittany, Camella Manors, and Vista Residences; as well as Golden Haven and Vistamalls—in its first-ever virtual expo dubbed The Villar Group Convention (The ViCon).

Lumina Homes, the affordable housing arm of Vista Land demonstrated its unrivaled efforts and accomplishments over the last eight years.



Lumina Homes has already become a household name in less than a decade, having generously sponsored house and lot awards for over 40 series on various television networks.
"We in Lumina are very grateful for the active support of our partner sales network, which adjusted to the changing landscape of real estate selling with us. Our strengthened partnership will undoubtedly lead to achieving our goals in the shared mission of providing affordable homes." ~Engr. Joemi Tan, Division Head of Lumina Homes
Lumina was a game-changer in digital advancements in real estate sales even before the epidemic, which has only become more important in this difficult period. The country's first mass housing company introduced an online reservation system, which currently incorporates an interactive project map.


Lumina was also the first developer to open stores on major online shopping sites, selling affordable house and lot and frequently discounted reservation vouchers.

Aside from Lumina's wide presence in social media sites and messaging apps, it takes pride in its best tech practices, including: 
(1) text automation for faster billing and contact info update
(2) creation of Juan Support, the virtual assistant for all Lumina Homes queries 
(3) a separate chatbot named Juan ZoBot for housing inquiries on the Lumina website
(4) Lumina Online Appointment System
(5) the downloadable Lumina e-Services app.


Lumina Homes has been diligent in conducting online events for its residents, future purchasers, salespeople, and staff, adapting to new-normal ways and embracing the benefits of virtual events. It has completed its annual awards, Gawad Lumina, as well as the Lumina-wide DigiCon, Kumustahan sa Bayan ni Juan Admin & Pag-ibig Summit, and Admin & Bank Summit in the last year.

These initiatives have resulted in spectacular development in the brand's reservation sales and network, as well as many awards from organizations such as Pag-IBIG Fund and BestStartUp.Asia.


Outside of the digital sphere, Lumina continues to develop safe homes across the country to provide Filipinos with more affordable housing options. Lumina Homes is expanding its geographic reach, with over 100 projects in over 50 key cities and municipalities across the country.

Aside building houses and lots, the company recently introduced its first integrated vertical community, Prima Tanza, in Cavite.
 

Lumina Homes generously raffled off some fantastic prizes during The ViCon, as promised!

The ViCon Lumina Cool Deals Raffle awarded prizes to several purchasers who reserved a Prima Tanza condo unit and Lumina house and lot during the event.

Mary Rose Dela Cruz, the grand prize winner, received a P30,000 reduction on her downpayment. 

AllDay Supermarket gave each of the five lucky winners a P2,000 shopping gift: 
1. Reynaldo Dumaual
2. Bernard Sigue
3. Alexter Martinez Guatiz
4. Jaymart Dela Cruz Alonzo
5. Ritchie Dalisay Espital

All attendees who just came to The ViCon and watched Lumina Homes' The Own Your Home Series also had the chance to win exciting prizes.

Php500 worth of AllEasy Load winners:
Ana May Factuar
LA Guasis
Marco Cortez
Mark De Guzman
Ma. Lourdes Baez

Php500 worth of AllDay Grocery winners:
Junel Jumagbas
Gracelyn Soliva
Joan Domingo
Danilo Factoran
Florie May Valle

Winners of Cash worth Php 1,500:
Joyce Ann Esguerra
Michael Bala
Lalaine Tobias

The ViCon was definitely crowned victorious, and it is well worth repeating every year. Lumina Homes is committed to bringing more pleasure and excitement online among the many Juans looking for a beautiful house and lot to call their own till that time comes.

For more information about Lumina Homes and Prima Tanza, visit www.lumina.com.ph.