Wednesday, January 25, 2023

BingoPlus amps up Sinulog Festival 2023

BingoPlus amped up the celebration of the Sinulog Festival 2023 by joining the Sinulog Grand Parade and co-presenting the concert of Asia’s Phoenix and Cebu songbird Morisette Amon at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino on January 14.

The first and only live-streaming Bingo in the Philippines threw its support behind one of the country's most popular and colorful festivals that brings millions of tourists yearly to the Queen City of the South. The festival and Bingo Plus’ contributions were hailed by revelers as a fitting revival of the liveliness and vigor of the Festival that had to be momentarily sidelined due to the pandemic. BingoPlus provided buses at multiple flash points in the city to ferry merrymakers from their localities to the center of the Sinulog celebrations.

Out to fulfill its mission of providing joy and positive vibes by providing worthwhile and profitable leisure entertainment to Filipinos, the brand went all out to support the festivities this year which was like a coming-out party for the City of Cebu. 

“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).

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Face-to-face Dinagyang exceeded expectations a complete success

The special guests were seen enjoying the Ilomination night at SM City Iloilo with Mayor Jerry Treñas,  SM’s SVP for Operations Bien Mateo, Talent Manager Jojie Dingcong, Youtube celebrity Small Laude, veteran broadcaster Karen Davila, SM Supermalls president Steven Tan, philanthropist and influencer Tessa Prieto, eventologist Tim Yap, Manila Bulletin’s Arnel Patawaran and Chef Rafael Jardeleza, Jr.  

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.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Hop your way to luck this 2023 at SM Supermalls!

This 2023, say goodbye to the roaring tiger and usher in the spirited rabbit as you celebrate Chinese New Year at your favorite SM malls nationwide!

From January 9 to 22, SM Supermalls has lined up exciting activities and events for a prosperous Year of the Water Rabbit festivities. If you are up for some hoppin’ fun adventures, here are exclusive CNY deals for you to enjoy.

Share good luck over good food at SM
Chinese New Year will always be about family dining and spending time together. This month, indulge in a delicious dine-in experience at SM with the whole family and enjoy sumptuous Lucky Feast deals from participating tenants. 

Have a stroll at the Lucky Park
Don’t miss out on the fun of strolling around SM Supermalls’ Lucky Park. Snap a photo with the whole family at the Bunny Family Photo Spot, or take selfies at the magnificent Money Trees and the lighted rabbits. You can also read through your luck this year with the Zodiac Forecast Panels or put your A-game on at the Lucky Finds Pop-Ups in the area to win CNY exclusive deals.

Witness a Lion and Dragon Dance
Who would want to miss a signature lion dance during the Chinese New Year? At SM, lion and dragon dance performers will go around the mall to get all the lucky hanging hong baos. Catch them perform live from January 13 to 22!

Usher in good fortune this year with tips from a Feng Shui expert!
When it comes to Feng Shui, SM Supermalls knows how you can harness the positive energy that the new year brings. And with the help of Feng Shui expert, Ms. Marites Allen, you’ll surely discover what 2023 has in store for you.

Just present a minimum SM receipt worth Php 1,000 to get a chance to talk to her in person in the following malls:
  • January 14, 2PM - SM City Olongapo Central

  • January 15, 2PM - SM City San Lazaro

  • January 19, 2PM - SM City Fairview

  • January 20, 2PM - SM City Dasmariñas

  • January 20, 5PM - SM City Sta. Rosa

  • January 2 1, 2PM - SM Megamall

  • January 21, 5PM - SM City North EDSA

  • January 22, 2PM - SM City Bacoor
  • January 22, 5PM - SM Mall of Asia

Scan and win amazing prizes in this AR hunt game
Test your luck at the Lucky Rabbit Hunt in SM malls! Join this AR hunt game by opening the app on your mobile device. Hunt for the triggers, scan the area, and catch lucky rabbits all around the mall with your family and friends.

As the Year of the Water Rabbit predicts hope this 2023, SM Supermalls wishes their shoppers longevity, peace, and prosperity this Chinese New Year. So, hop on luck and enjoy all these CNY-themed activities safely and conveniently at your favorite SM Mall!

For more updates, visit or follow @smsupermalls on social media.

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

Recognized as the Best Game Changer Brand in the Motorcycle Industry at the glamorous evening last Dec. 12, 2022 at the Grand Ballroom, Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila Hotel.

Jabbre, a Filipino brand of motorcycle intercom system, announced today that it has won the "Best Game Changer Brand in the Motorcycle Industry" award in the Business and Lifestyle Excellence Category of Lustre Awards 2022– a prestigious award that strives to recognize, value, and celebrate individuals, groups, companies, and advocacies that truly make a difference. 

Jabbre, a young company, appeared to have "fully arrived" in the motorcycle industry after receiving this award. For Jabbre, however, this would only be the beginning of the journey toward becoming the "game-changer" and consistently providing innovation in the industry. A promise to Jabbre's ability to connect, adapt, and—most importantly—evolve is the fact that Jabbre obtained this Lustre award. Make Rides More Fun with Jabbre! 

Jabbre Team is thankful to the Lustre Awards 2022 7Stars Board of Councils for chosen our brand as one of this year’s Luminary Awardee. Lustre Awards 2022 is an evening of fashion, philanthropy and distinction. It aims to promote the artistry of local fashion designers, raise funds for charity causes and recognize individuals who made exemplary contributions to society. It serves as our way of giving back to the community in recognition of all their love and support to the organization.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

2023 is the year of upgrade! Elevate your home and get up to 30% off on Samsung Digital Appliances until January 31

New opportunities arise at the start of the new year. The majority of people have already discharged their obligations as soon as the clock strikes twelve, attempting to effect meaningful change. Some people say they will eat better, exercise more, and redecorate their homes to make a fresh start.

It's also important to take advantage of this attitude of striving for advancement. For a complete shift in perspective, it's best to upgrade the rest of the environment.

Upgrading is a step in the right direction, a daily reminder of one's objectives. This can be accomplished by rearranging cabinets and furniture, repainting rooms, or painting them. You can also buy new appliances, and some people like to get rid of things.

Samsung is here to be the best companion and further inspire people to upgrade their lifestyle and personal spaces as everyone focuses on their well-being at the start of the year. Additionally, Samsung is offering a 30% discount on selected Samsung Digital Appliances until January 31—perfect timing!

New year, new you, new lifestyle, new home upgrades

Elevate your home and get up to 30percent off on Samsung Digital Appliances until January 31

What better space is there to begin your home upgrade than the kitchen, where cooking new recipes for your loved ones to enjoy is a delightful chore? Give this task more inspiration by availing the Samsung 6-in-1 Smart Oven, with its offer of all-in-one cooking from convection, air fry, grill, steam, microwave, and even ferment features. This will surely make your kitchen a space for delicious bonding with family and friends.
Meanwhile, on busy days when cooking will take up too much time, the Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator offers a smart and efficient alternative. It is Samsung’s first Smart Refrigerator with a built-in screen, equipped with SpaceMax technology that enables the inside walls to be thinner and powered by a digital inverter compressor, now with a 20-year warranty. Because it keeps your food fresher for longer, there's no need to worry about running out of snacks to serve visitors at your home.
To make sure you’re ready for an eventful year–whether that involves inviting people over your house or going out every weekend–you’ll want your wardrobe to always be full. With Samsung Washing Machine and its EcoBubble feature that fights stains and protects fabric by quickly turning detergent into bubbles, your closet won’t run out of clean apparel for you to choose from when prepping for an occasion. This technology penetrates fabric and removes dirt easily while saving energy and protecting its color and texture.

Elevate your home and get up to 30percent off on Samsung Digital Appliances until January 31

To add, all these smart appliances by Samsung can be connected and controlled via the SmartThings app. Users can seamlessly access all Samsung digital appliances they own such as air conditioners, refrigerators, front-load washers, dryers, and air purifiers wherever and whenever with one click of their phone. This makes everyday chores trouble-free, and you can keep your home close to you no matter where you are.
Don’t miss out and buy any participating Samsung digital appliance such as refrigerators, air conditioners, smart ovens, vacuum cleaners, and air purifiers to get up to a Php 27,000 discount.  Plus, get a free Samsung Monitor when you buy select Samsung Washing Machine, up to P4,995 off on Samsung Handstick Inverter Vacuum cleaner for every purchase of select Refrigerators, and free Samsung Bespoke Panel for every purchase of participating Samsung WindFree Air Conditioners. Meanwhile, get a free Samsung Bespoke Panel for every purchase of participating Samsung WindFree Air Conditioners.
Samsung offers Php 4,995 off as well on the Samsung Jet Stick Vacuum Cleaner for every purchase of select Samsung Refrigerators.

Elevate your home and get up to 30percent off on Samsung Digital Appliances until January 31

Shop now at or at any participating authorized Samsung dealers. For more news about the Samsung Digital Appliances’ Holiday Sale, follow their official Facebook and Instagram pages.

Safe Samsung Shopping
Health and safety protocols are strictly followed in Samsung Experience Stores to keep consumers and employees safe. Adhering to the guidelines set by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Samsung has implemented the mandatory use of face masks, and performs frequent sanitation in all stores. 

Samsung Experience Stores also has unique QR health declaration codes to promote a safe and contactless contact tracing process. Product demonstrations are done side-by-side instead of face-to-face while keeping the required safe distance of one (1) meter to make sure everyone is socially distanced.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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Experience the power of myrrh with Throzz Lozenges

You can now experience the healing power of myrrh with Throzz lozenges! Myrrh, known as one of the gifts given by the wise men at the birth of Jesus, has been used throughout history as an analgesic and antiseptic. Throzz has harnessed this wisdom of the ages to bring relief to throat discomfort.

Formulated with myrrh oil, Throzz lozenges are your all-natural sore throat solution. This plant extract has effective anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antimicrobial properties. If you have a sore throat, Throzz lozenges will give you your most-needed pain relief while ridding your throat of unwelcome bacteria and fungi. This helps prevent worsening of infections which may lead to more serious illnesses.

Absolutely sugar-free, these great-tasting blackcurrant-flavored lozenges are the best way to relieve pain in the throat and deter more germs from getting into your system. It’s always best to keep a pack of Throzz lozenges at home or in your everyday carry. It’s a very convenient way to combat sore throat at its earliest onset. 

Throzz lozenges are available at Mercury Drug branches, Landers Superstore, Medical Depot, and selected branches of Robinsons and Shopwise.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Subway gives Kimpoy the best of his B.M.T ™ Moments

Kimpoy Feliciano is having his best B.M.T ™  Moments at Subway! Great possibilities abound with every B.M.T ™ sandwich Subway has to offer.

But what  is a B.M.T ™ Moment? A B.M.T ™ Moment happens when life presents you with a host of marvelous choices that deciding which is the best one becomes a challenging task. Sometimes, these moments may even bring about confusion and conflict. But, once you've made your decision and discovered that it was, in fact, the ideal one, ta da! There you have it—your very own B.M.T ™ Moment.

At Subway, their BMT sandwiches can give you an awesome B.M.T ™ Moment!  Their Biggest, Meatiest, and Tastiest sandwiches are tempting and enticing choices, whether it’s their signature Italian B.M.T ™, the delightful Cheesy B.M.T ™, or their resident heavyweight, the B.M.T ™ Plus.

Italian B.M.T ™s are great for your everyday moments—if you want healthy comfort food, this is the way to go. But if you’re looking for a pick-me-up in between the dull moments, choose our Cheesy B.M.T ™s for a little fun to add to your day! And if you’re roaring for adventure, the B.M.T ™ Plus is up for the challenge! These are sure to satisfy thrill seekers everywhere!

This year, you will come across a lot of B.M.T ™ Moments. Welcome them and embrace them! These experiences will hone you and sharpen your wit. You become a better version of yourself with each wise decision you make. Just like Kimpoy Feliciano, his B.M.T ™ moment taught him to choose what is worthy and of value. And when it comes to choosing what to eat, it is always important to Eat Fresh at Subway!

Hop on now to your favorite Subway store and make the most of your B.M.T ™ moments. Share them with us! Please the hashtags #SubwayBMTMoments #SubwayBiggestMeatiestTastiest #SubwayPH #SubwayBMT #EatFresh

In-restaurant prices for Subway’s B.M.T Sandwiches:

B.M.T ™ Classic
Ala Carte – P185 (6-inch sub); P360 (footlong sub); P195 (wrap)
Regular Meal (w/ 22oz drink + 2pcs cookies) – P305 (6-inch sub); P480 (footlong sub); P315 (wrap)

B.M.T ™ Double Cheese
Ala Carte – P195 (6-inch sub); P380 (footlong sub); P205 (wrap)
Regular Meal (w/ 22oz drink + 2pcs cookies) – P315 (6-inch sub); P500 (footlong sub); P325 (wrap)

B.M.T ™ Plus
Ala Carte – P245 (6-inch sub); P480 (footlong sub); P255 (wrap)
Regular Meal (w/ 22oz drink + 2pcs cookies) – P365 (6-inch sub); P600 (footlong sub); P375 (wrap)

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