Monday, September 20, 2021

Glowing celebration with Mestiza Philippines & Samantha Bernardo



It was a celebration of unified glow as Mestiza Philippines launched Samantha Bernardo as their new Brand Ambassador in a virtual press conference and a meet & greet with our friends from the media, bloggers, and influencers. Samantha truly showcased her glowing confidence by answering the questions from the guests who happily participated in the program’s games & gimmicks. Everyone had fun, good vibes, and enjoyed special gifts from Mestiza. 

“I am Samantha Bernardo and I am so honored to be Mestiza Philippines’s newest brand ambassador. I am one with the brand in promoting our message to young Pinays out there na with Mestiza, “Achieve ang Healthy Glowing Skin.” Kaya naman sama-sama nating i-achieve ang healthy glowing skin and together we can be confident and fearless to face the world.” ~Ms. Samantha Bernardo, Mestiza Philippines Grand Ambassador, 1st Ruuner Up Miss Grand International
For a brand that consistently advocates the importance of choosing only the best natural ingredients for your skin, Mestiza Philippines is welcoming their newest Grand Ambassador, 1st Ruuner Up Miss Grand International - Ms. Samantha Bernardo.

Ms Samantha, a Filipina beauty queen who exemplified the same glowing confidence from the pageant she joined to this virtual event. That glowing confidence made her win the first-runner up of Miss Grand International 2020 and the perfect choice to be the face of the brand. Mestiza Philippines passionately advocates for self-confidence and individuality among the new generation of young women in the country.  It was notable for the brand to be represented by their newest “Grand Ambassador” who embodies these attributes backed up by a beautiful story of confidence and perseverance. 

“I am proud to introduce to you the new face of our product and the torchbearer of this glowing brand.” ~Martina Salimbangon, Mestiza’s Head of Content

Samantha took the lead in re-introducing the variety of soaps and their benefits to the skin. Its best-selling product “Original” variant is suitable for sensitive skin with 33% extra premium virgin coconut oil while their “Prime” variants are designed to help young Pinays with common skin issues like having oily to dry skin Earth Brown, Green Serenity, Bountiful Violet, and Scarlet Rose all contain 40% extra premium VCO which makes this variation of soaps a total stand out in the market. Sam was also excited to launch a new line of skincare products with the brand soon. 

Get your own Mestiza variant and be part of the glowing community of #MestizaFam, available in all leading supermarkets and drugstores nationwide. 


Sunday, September 12, 2021

Subway® Adds A New and Adventurous Item on their Menu: The Spicy Buffalo Chicken!


For a limited time only from September 1 to November 16, 2021, Subway® is bringing in an adventurous and affordable menu to spice up your day with their Spicy Buffalo Chicken! Escape the usual and boring with this tasteful recipe that'll surely satisfy your cravings at home or at work!

Enjoy the week by getting your chicken fix-without ever getting your hands dirty! The Spicy Buffalo Chicken is topped with everyone’s favorite hot sauce and zesty ranch along with some lettuce, tomatoes and cheese!

The Subway® Spicy Buffalo Chicken ala carte prices start from Php 125 for 6-inch, Php 240 for a footlong bread, or choose to upgrade it to a 10-inch wrap for only Php 135. Sub lovers can also add Php 70 to make it a meal with a cookie and 16oz drink.

Subway® also offers regular meals with the Spicy Buffalo Chicken where customers can enjoy it with a 22oz drink and 2 cookies for only Php 210 for the 6-inch sub, Php 325 for the footlong sub, and Php 220 for the 10-inch wrap. 

For delivery orders, the Spicy Buffalo Chicken ala carte prices start from Php 152.50 for the 6-inch, Php 292.80 for the footlong, and Php 164.70 for the 10-inch wrap. The regular meals with the 22oz drink and 2 cookies starts at Php 256.20 for the 6-inch sub, Php 396.50 for the footlong, and Php 268.40 for the 10-inch wrap.

Order now and enjoy everyone’s favorite spicy chicken on a bun! This is valid for dine-in and takeout transactions. Subway cares about your health and safety during this pandemic, this new item in the menu is available for delivery via Facebook Messenger BOTTY  www.m.me/SubwayPhilippines or via GrabFood. You can also do a takeout from any Subway branch near you.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Happy Life Rubbing Alcohol

 

It all started last March 15, 2020 when the country was put into a lockdown. At that time nobody knew what to do. In the news, you would see people in long lines trying to get their share of protection by using rubbing alcohols if hand washing is not possible only to go home empty handed. During this time of crisis people all over the country are trying to help each other out, this was the case of Happy Life Organics (HLO). They (HLO) made sure that their rubbing alcohols are made with the strictest quality standards with a very affordable price to be accessible to every Filipino. Quality is everything, this was assured by the organization having a rubbing alcohol that can eliminate germs and viruses upon contact that can


last up to three hours in protection, it also has aloe vera to moisturize the hands every time you use it and a very welcoming fresh scent while applying it.

As the covid19 continuously post a threat in our society, as a new variant emerge and an all-time high in the number of cases being recorded, now more than ever, we need to protect ourselves and our families by using a quality rubbing alcohol if hand washing is not possible together with social distancing, boosting our immunity, being vaccinated and by wearing a face mask.


Today, the most sought-after rubbing alcohol is now available in top restaurants, clinics, hospitals and the whole country thanks to its reseller program system. As Winston Churchill quoted, “Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste” perhaps what he means by that is always look at the silver lining in any crisis, in that you may still have or create a winning mindset with the right perspective, to seek opportunities where they might not have been before. This is the case of the Happy Life Rubbing Alcohol resellers around the country today, earning while securing their items of protection in using these rubbing alcohols. Being proud that they have established a new identity and a new business while keeping their families safe.

You may now avail the reseller package and be one of the few people that was able to secure their territory and enjoy the benefits of peace of mind and having a sound business of your own. Contact us now and reserve a business exploration call at (0906) 2525475.

You may try and discover yourself why this alcohol is really different, get your own share of this alcohols by visiting their platforms below:
Website: happylifeph.com
Also available in Lazada, Shopee and Zalora just search for: Happy Life Organics
You may also visit their FB and IG page: @happylifeorganicss

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Balamban’s Best Restaurant Nang Linda’s Reopens amid Pandemic


In celebration of her 75th birthday, Erlinda “Nang Linda” Villanueva-Sangre chose to take a bolder move by opening a full-restaurant under her name, with the help of her children. For a local food icon, it is time to open the first Filipino Family Restaurant in Northwestern Cebu.

Last July 28th, NANG LINDA’S opened to the public to cater the growing demand for well-loved comfort food homemade dishes such as: Hamonada, Humba, Balamban Liempo, Manok Bisaya Inasal, Sisig and a lot more.


Balamban Mayor Alex Binghay, together with Balamban Vice Mayor Alfie Binghay and property owner Concepcion Yu were the guests of honor of the “Liempo and Inasal Chopping”  opening ceremony.

“I am personally attending this because Kumare [Nang] Linda is close to my heart. I can still recall the first carinderia in front of the old Municipal Hall because it was my first term as a Mayor of this town.” ~Mayor Alex Binghay, Balamban Mayor
Formerly known as “Balamban Chikaan” when it opened in 1988, now re-branded NANG LINDA’S is now a full-blown restaurant brand that offers al-fresco dining experience to its diners. The restaurant also offers TAKE OUT and ONLINE DELIVERY via www.NangLindas.com and www.fb.com/NangLindas.


Nang Linda is a Balamban, Cebu native. At 12, she became the family breadwinner after their parents abandoned them to the care of their relatives. She worked as house help to an aunt to be able to continue her studies and at the same time support her other two sisters. It is also where Nang Linda first learned how to cook dishes for the whole family.

At 18, she fell in love with a young debutant Balambanon, Jacinto Sangre. With a fast growing family of 7 children, Jacinto’s poultry work can no longer suffice the growing needs of the family. Looking for alternatives, Nang Linda started a carenderia beside the old Municipal Hall of Balamban.

“I think the informal training I had in appreciating ingredients and actual experience with these ingredients had allowed me to understand each of its unique flavors and characters.” ~Erlinda “NANG LINDA” Villanueva Sangre, Nang Linda Founder

From every food she tasted and loved, Nang Linda slowly built her own repertoire of local Filipino dishes, mastered and perfected in Nang Linda’s.

Since then, Nang Linda has been the go-to lady for quality home cooked meals. Her “suki” will always order her Hamonada Espesyal, Balamban Liempo, Manok Bisaya Inasal, Sisig, Pinakupsan and a lot more.

One of its re-opening guests Concepcion Yu recalls, “Nang Linda has become a well-known name synonymous with good food here in Balamban.”

Her carinderia became a must-dine food stall  every Balambanon’s came to know about.

Today, standing proudly along the busy thoroughfare of the National Highway, Pondol, Balamban, Cebu, is a native bungalow alfresco restaurant of Nang Linda’s.

"We decided to open a native al-fresco restaurant in tribute to my mother's passion for good food. It is her legacy to us and the people of Balamban. Nang Linda’s has already touched so many and different types of people from Balamban. The legacy and passion needs to continue. We believe in the brand NANG LINDA’s stand for. More than food, it emphasizes close knit family values. Entrepreneurs and investors are contacting us for possible franchising and co-ownership opportunities. And we are already opening our doors to that." ~Iren Sangre-Licera, Nang Linda’s Chief Executive Officer

With Nang Linda’s youngest son Chef Jojo Sangre manning the kitchen, Nang Linda’s completes its full-circle of providing local diners sumptuous dining experience that is affordable on the family’s pocket.

CEO Iren Sagre-Licera confirms more openings and expansion plans are in order.

Interested in any Franchising or Co-Ownership Program, you may contact www.NangLindas.com/own-one

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

VPX Starter Package: Own an Auto Repair Shop at 50% of the Franchise Fee

VPX starter package includes the construction or renovation of the shop, two lifters, 3-5 trained manpower, tools and equipment and a cloud-based shop operating system among others
 
Sometimes, when it comes to business expansion, it doesn’t necessarily mean always going bigger. Value Plus Auto Service Express (VPX) – The Casa Alternative – now offers a more affordable franchising program for enterprising Filipinos with the “VPX Starter Package.” Now, you can operate your auto repair shop with just a 200-sqm space, with lower startup capital and reduced franchising fee. 
“Our Starter Package offers a real benefit and solution for smaller, dynamic communities – like barangays, towns, and residential neighborhoods – by providing a smaller-scale auto shop that is equipped to handle essential car maintenance and repairs. And when you multiply this with the number of car owners who regularly drive to work, this spells great potential! The beauty of this program is that you can start with a smaller space, smaller capital, and just 50% the franchise fee. Also, we help existing auto repair shop owners pivot their businesses and convert their shops into a VPX shop. ” ~Mark Saberola, the General Manager of ValuePlus Auto Services Philippines Inc.  
He points to the great potential and need for these types of auto shops as, due to the pandemic, many have resorted to using their own vehicles to avoid crowded public transport and reduce infection risk. Thus, preventive maintenance is prioritized to keep their vehicles running. After launching several full-service auto repair shops, including one in Batangas City recently, VPX is changing gear and is ready to cater to the immediate needs of smaller communities. 

According to the GM, when it comes to preventive maintenance services, the average driver spends around P5,500 per visit for at least 2 visits per year. VPX Auto Shop, indeed, offers a unique solution, providing excellent customer service and experience that is at par with major dealerships. 

A VPX shop offers essential services such as preventive maintenance, lube services, suspension, and mechanical repairs, and even car detailing. 

Providing greater security and assurance to franchisees, the VPX Starter Package is founded on a sound business model that's been proven to be pandemic-proof. For P4.5M-P7M startup capital, entrepreneurs can have their own auto shop up and running in three to four months. 
“So, they can benefit from a tried-and-tested system that accelerates their growth and professionalizes their operations. We provide you full confidence in the program as we have built the model to be truly successful. Start your entrepreneurial journey today and get in touch with our team.” ~Mark Saberola, the General Manager of ValuePlus Auto Services Philippines Inc.  
Over the years, VPX has built a sterling reputation and has become the go-to, trusted auto shop for preventive maintenance (PMS), lube services, suspension and mechanical repairs, for after-warranty vehicles. 

The VPX Starter Package is ideal for start-up entrepreneurs as it requires smaller initial investment and a smaller layout. Operators can immediately start the business, earn ROI in a shorter period of time, and have the flexibility to expand services and facilities as needed.  

The start package is recommended for OFWs, returning expatriates, retirees, and multi-business owners who want to diversify their business portfolio. Even independent fuel players, in fact, have availed of the program to complement their stations. 

When it comes to franchising, VPX assists owners every step of the way, from documentation to building and even training and management. 

For more information, email at mark@valueplusph.com or visit fb.com/solutionsvpx.



Sunday, August 15, 2021

Happy Life Organics ( HLO ) Launches Waterless Shampoo for Pets

Happy Life Organics waterless shampoo

Starting the month right, Happy Life Organics ( HLO ) launched the Waterless Shampoo for pets.

For sure that there are a lot of questions that will enter your mind regarding the product and here are the answers to it:

WHEN: When in need of a quicker, safer, innovative and plant bath alternative against chemical actives in a shampoo for pets.

WHY: First in the Philippines and 100% natural and pet friendly! Provides convenience, less effort and less time in every bath. Saves 70% of bath time every time you use Happy Life Waterless Shampoo. Perfect for a quick bath and for those on the go. You can still groom your pets even your in a hurry or during cold/rainy seasons. Helps relieve pets suffering from skin and fur irritations such as but not limited to: wounds, bad odor, itchiness, scaling, mange, allergies, dandruff, hotspots, inflammation, ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, redness, viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

HOW: As easy as 1-2-3!
1. Shake and spray generously directly to pets fur and skin from head to paws to tail.
2. Rub, lather and enjoy this special bonding with your pet.
3. Wipe dry with a clean towel and be amazed of the benefits you provided and the time you saved!

Happy Life Organics waterless shampoo shampoo and pet  conditioner

Happy Life Organics also specializes on  LC Industrial, a five in one product for pets as disinfectant, deodorizer, cleaner, insect repellent and insecticide, that is made only with natural and organic ingredients. A gallon goes a long way, when diluted with water it can yield up to 11 gallons of solution.

The solution can be used for disinfecting pet areas, repelling and killing harmful insects and making any pet area smells clean and fresh while keeping our pets safe.

They also have   Shampoo and Conditioner for pets like dogs, cats and rabbit which is plant based and natural that combines the great benefits of Lavender, Aloe Vera, Neem and Madre De Cacao.

Happy Life Organics waterless shampoo

Last but not the least, HLO  Pet Spray is considered as an all in one spray for pets formulated for ticks, fleas and mites problem / for Disinfecting wounds, scratches and itchiness &  for deodorizing pets on the go and in and out of the house.

So what are you waiting for. Experience the true meaning of a Happy Life with your pets.

Available in their company website: www.happylifeph.com, LAZADA, Shopee and ZALORA: Happy Life Organics on Facebook and Instagram 2 Physical Stores: Quezon City: 50 Esteban Abada in Waze Bulacan HQ Address: 1634 Mayumi St, Santa Cruz, Santa Maria, Bulacan.  Also available in top Vet Clinics in the country.

Hotel Sogo embracing the new normal: Innovation that lasts

Covid Sniffer Dogs for Screening of Employees

The impact of Covid-19 has slammed businesses and different industries instantly in just a short period of time, despite the efforts made in making the economy move forward, there are still businesses and establishments that feel its continuous effects just like in the hospitality industry. 

These affected businesses has doubled its efforts to develop and adapt to the new normal by following heightened safety measures and investing on technological advancement for the protection of all guests and employees, just like the largest and fastest-growing Filipino-owned hotel chain in the country did across all of its branches.

“Here at Hotel Sogo, we are trying on things to help improve the situation in our hotels as early as March 2020 last year. From that point on, we continued to research, invest further and develop innovative ways to upgrade our safety protocols especially in cleanliness and sanitation.” ~Ms. Sue Geminiano, Hotel Sogo Corporate Marketing Manager 

Aside from the enhanced new normal protocols such as no contact fixtures and thermal scans, some remarkable changes and innovations that the Hotel Sogo management applied across its branches such as, UVC disinfection in rooms, lobbies, and air-conditioning units, increased ventilation, microbial testing (method to indicate the presence and amount of microorganisms), Covid sniffer dogs, reduced touch points, and application of anti-microbial coatings in frequently touched surfaces. 

Through Hotel Sogo’s 11 So Safe Innovations, the safety and wellness of guests as well as its employees are set first.

This on-going pandemic has helped us to take further steps in giving importance to safety. The innovation that I speak of are the development and improvement of amenities that revolves around the 4 major ways to prevent the spread of the virus and protect our guests like reduction of touch points, improve air quality, disinfection and testing. It is important to test all these protocols to make sure that all these innovation are really effective to keep our guests safe; we want our guests to feel safe and secured whenever they stay at Hotel Sogo. We will continue to protect our guests and develop more upgraded protocols even after the pandemic.” ~Ms. Sue Geminiano, Hotel Sogo Corporate Marketing Manager 

  • More than just a hotel
Aside from the hotel innovations that has implemented, Hotel Sogo is also ramping up its effort in helping fellow countrymen through its Corporate Social Responsibility program, Sogo Cares. Hotel Sogo is helping indigent communities who are in need of basic necessities, such as food, medicines and water. 

Recently, we donated food packs with linens and towels to the fire victims at Manila. We also donated essential needs such as bottled waters, linens, pillows, surgical masks, pillow cases, and mattresses to the Philippine General Hospital with the help of AFP and we also gave assistance in different community pantries in Bulacan and Quezon City. Our team will definitely help those who are in need in these trying times. Even this time of GCQ, Hotel Sogo is still accepting frontliners, essential, repatriated OFW, seafarers and economic workers across all Hotel Sogo branches. We are also accommodating those who prefer long-term stay for their work purposes.” ~Ms. Sue Geminiano, Hotel Sogo Corporate Marketing Manager 

Over the course of six (6) years, starting from 2015, Hotel Sogo through its Corporate Social Responsibility program Sogo Cares has conducted over 400 medical missions with 100,000 plus beneficiaries, led over 600 donations with more than 170,000 beneficiaries.

For more details, visit http://www.hotelsogo.com/ or like and follow Hotel Sogo on Facebook (facebook.com/hotelsogo), Twitter (https://twitter.com/hotelsogo), and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/hotelsogo/).