Saturday, December 21, 2019

TKB by Tanduay Celebrates the Holiday Season with Free Shots for Diners of Five

For the entire month of December, TKB by Tanduay offers a free flight (four shots) for diners of five.

“We always come up with seasonal selections and since this month is all about celebrating and merry-making for us Filipinos, we have chosen to reward our diners with our TKB shots. They can choose whatever flavor they want. This is why we have partnered with Tanduay, a truly Filipino brand. Through this partnership, we were able to create unique offerings such as our rum-infused food and drink selections. Japanese and Filipinos share the same love for good food and drinks. And here at TKB by Tanduay, we want to celebrate that.” ~Karen Roque, TKB by Tanduay General Manager 

Drop by TKB stands for The Kushi Bar by Tanduay in Ayala Avenue, Makati City. If you’re looking for a place to hang out and enjoy authentic Japanese food infused with rum and a wide selection of cocktails you won’t find anywhere else with friends and colleagues this holiday season. TKB offers shots, deliciously-flavored cocktails infused with Tan-duay Dark and Premium White Rum.

The TKB shots selection includes the Aomori (apple wasabi), Tokushima (ginger calamansi), Kumamoto (watermelon basil), Miyazaki (cucumber basil), Nagano (lemon apricot), Ehime (green apple and kiwi), and their newly-introduced rambutan rum-infused shot.

The Kushi Bar, and it specializes in kushi (skewered) selections creat-ed by Japanese chef Yuri Amami, the first female Japanese chef in the Philippines. Roque recommends that diners enjoy them along with their kushi selections, which now have items using ingredients that are popular with Filipino diners.

We Filipinos are such enthusiasts for Barbecues or anything fried, grilled, or steamed as long as it’s on a stick. Japan also has its version of the ever-so-popular “BBQ” and they call it “Kushi”. These kushi selections are meant to be enjoyed plate after plate—just like how Filipinos dine, its taste will remind you of Filipino BBQ but with a Japanese touch. Kushi is the skewers Japanese use to hold or pierce their food, either made of steel, bamboo or wood.  All reasonably priced.

  • Gyubara (beef tenderloin)
  • Reba (chicken liver)
  • Hotate (scallop)
  • Hatsu (chicken heart)

Roque shares that the idea behind TKB by Tanduay is to promote Filipino dining through Japanese food. This is what makes the restaurant different from other Japanese dining concepts in the country. TKB by Tanduay likewise supports Filipino farming as it sources most of its ingredients from local farmers. The restaurant also uses organic ingredients, and its coffee is 100% Philippine-made.

Invite your friends, your family and even your loved one and enjoy a dine-in evening with a  shot of Tanduay.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Tim Hortons Philippines launched a new menu offering that kids and kids-at-heart will surely enjoy

This season of giving, Tim Hortons Philippines launched a new menu offering that kids and kids-at-heart will surely enjoy, introducing Tim Hortons Hershey's collection and cakes from The Cheesecake Factory. 
“Christmas comes once a year, so we’d like to celebrate the season with these luscious offerings as a thank you to our loyal customers. After all, chocolate gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling so it’s something that Filipino families will enjoy this festive season.” ~Stephanie B. Guerrero, Marketing Director of Tim Hortons Philippines

Christmas is indeed in the air just a few more days and we will be celebrating with our family and love ones. And the most anticipated moment is eating noche buena together with a feast, and I am planning to buy some cakes from Tim Horton's to add a joyful celebration of the Christmas spirit by giving my family goodies that can surely #MakeYourDayGood this holiday season.

My two kids will surely love and enjoy The Dark Chocolate Iced Capp and Truffle Timbits are available in all Tim Hortons branches. They are reasonably priced with the Dark Chocolate Iced Capp at Php 155 (small), Php 175 (medium), and Php 190 (large). Available in all Tim Hortons branches.

 The Truffle Timbits are priced at Php 15 per piece.

Tim Hortons Philippines is spreading good cheer with its chocolatey Christmas collection made with Hershey’s, the world’s most iconic chocolate brand.

Forget cookies and milk for Santa as Tim Hortons regulars can now enjoy two decadent specials this holiday season - the Dark Chocolate Iced Capp and the Truffle Timbits. Tim Hortons’ Signature Iced Capp is given a tasty twist by mixing in Hershey’s Cocoa Powder drizzled with chocolate sauce! Feel free to match this blended beverage with Truffle Timbits - those soft bite-sized yeast Timbits with a chocolate brownie filling rolled in Hershey’s Snow Cocoa powder.

  • Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee chain brand is introducing its newest cake offerings from The Cheesecake Factory - a global brand that’s hailed as one of America’s most popular restaurant chain known for its drool-worthy desserts and cheesecakes.
  • Tim Hortons Philippines is the only coffee shop that will offer The Cheesecake Factory cakes in the Philippines.
  • Cheesecake and dessert lovers can choose from the following flavors that Tim Hortons Philippines is currently offering; Dulce De Leche, Bananas Foster, Black-out, Strawberries & Cream, Red Velvet and Cinnabon.
  • The Cheesecake Factory cakes are being sold per slice at Php 300 and whole cakes for Php 4,200.
  • The Cheesecake Factory cakes are available for both dine-in and take-out only.
  • Tim Hortons® The Cheesecake Factory cakes are available in all Tim Hortons Philippines restaurants starting December 11,2019

Tim Hortons has been offering premium coffee, freshly baked goods, delicious sandwiches and wraps, and other food products since 1964. For more information and updates about Tim Hortons Philippines’ new products and offerings, you may visit or follow them on Facebook @TimHortonsPhilippines and Instagram @timhortonsphl.

About Restaurant Brands International Inc.
Restaurant Brands International Inc. (RBI) is one of the world’s largest quick-service restaurant companies with more than $30 billion in system-wide sales and over 25,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries and U.S. territories. RBI owns three of the world’s most prominent and iconic quick-service restaurant brands – TIM HORTONS®, BURGER KING®, and POPEYES®. These independently operated brands have been serving their respective guests, franchisees, and communities for over 45 years. To learn more about RBI, please visit the company’s website at

TIM HORTONS® is one of North America’s largest restaurant chains operating in the quick-service segment. Founded as a single location in Canada in 1964, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, hot and cold specialty drinks (including lattes, cappuccinos, and espresso shots), specialty teas and fruit smoothies, fresh baked goods, grilled Panini and classic sandwiches, wraps, soups, prepared foods, and other food products. Tim Hortons has more than 4,800 system-wide restaurants located in Canada, the United States, and around the world. To learn more about the Tim Hortons brand, please visit the Tim Hortons® brand website at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Shopee breaks all records with over 80 million visits and 80 million items sold for its Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

Over 180,000 hours recorded on Shopee Live throughout the entire event period.

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, achieves another record-breaking performance with 80 million items sold at its Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale. Over 80 million visits were recorded in 24 hours as users from across the region shopped from millions of deals on December 12.

“The strong results from our 12.12 Big Christmas Sale shows that people from all walks of life trust Shopee to deliver the best online shopping experience. Year after year, we continue to see more users from both big and small cities buying and selling a wide variety of items. Shopee has become the go-to, everyday shopping app for everyone in the region, and we are committed to making e-commerce simple and accessible for all. The Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale marks the end of an outstanding 2019. We have achieved so much in the past year but what stands out the most is the unwavering support we’ve received from our users, sellers, brands, and partners. As we look ahead to 2020, we will continuously elevate the Shopee experience and unlock the full potential of e-commerce for all. ~Martin Yu, Associate Director at Shopee Philippines 
E-commerce is fast becoming a daily norm in users’ lives
Shopee is fast becoming the go-to online shopping platform for users in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. According to iPrice’s Q3 2019 e-commerce report, Shopee is the most visited e-commerce website on desktop and mobile web across the region. It is also the top-ranking app in the Shopping category by average monthly active users across Southeast Asia. 

Users are also increasingly relying on Shopee to purchase their everyday products. Daily essentials such as power banks, wet wipes, and makeup foundation emerged as some of the top-selling products in the Philippines on December 12. 

In addition, users are becoming more resourceful in obtaining information before making a purchase. A total of 180,000 hours were clocked across Shopee Live streams over the entire event period, as users engaged with their favorite brands and sellers in real-time to get information on the latest hot-selling products. 

Across the region on December 12:
  • The total number of diapers sold on December 12 can last a baby for 12,002 years
  • The total number of smartphones sold can cover 3 football fields

Success of Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale signals growing trust and participation in online shopping
The success of the Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale also showcases increasing confidence in online shopping in the region. Users outside capital cities are also increasingly going online to sell or buy products they previously never had access to. In the Philippines, areas such as South Luzon and North Luzon experienced the highest shopping activity. Some of the top-selling local products include makeup pouches, iPhone cases, and stainless metal straw sets. 

About Shopee
Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It is a platform tailored for the region, providing customers with an easy, secure and fast online shopping experience through strong payment and logistical support.
Shopee aims to continually enhance its platform and become the region’s e-commerce destination of choice. Shopee has a wide selection of product categories ranging from consumer electronics to home & living, health & beauty, baby & toys, fashion and fitness equipment.
Shopee, a Sea company, was first launched in Singapore in 2015, and has since expanded its reach to Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Sea is a leader in digital entertainment, e-commerce and digital financial services across Southeast Asia. Sea's mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology, and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol SE.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Captivate Digital Stamp gives businesses a fast, simple and yet powerful loyalty & rewards tool for the customer

Holidays are making a lot of people nowadays busy and juggling from traffic but one of which you can juggle in to is by collecting stickers to get that free planner you've always wanted yearly by yearly. But did you know that there's this new Web-based App Captivate Digital Stamp and Loyalty and Rewards Encaptiv8 and its partner SMS Global Technologies, Inc. (the country's leader in system integration and provider of innovative solutions for wireless and wire-line technology) had Launched last  Captivate Digital Stamp and Loyalty and Rewards Platform in the Philippines launched last December 12, 2019? 
"We have inked partnership with leading salons, fast food restaurants, cafe, skincare clinics and big retail outlets who will very soon launch their very own loyalty and rewards program using the Captivate Digital Stamp and platform. The opening of the new decade, 2020 will be the year that customers will get rewarded by having their phone stamped." ~Mr. Harold Martinez, CEO of Encaptiv8 
Mr. Harold Martinez, CEO of Encaptiv8
Captivate Digital Stamp gives businesses a fast, simple and yet powerful loyalty & rewards tool for the customer. A fun and novel experience. Rewarding customers fast and easy through smartphones and digital stamps.

This is how Captivate works
  • Step 1: Customer visits store Facebook page and clicks Use App button. Other options are through scanning QR code or direct to a mobile web browser by typing the URL that can be found in the store point of sale.
  • Step 2: Customer redirects to the Loyalty App Page of the store. The customer clicks the Continue button to check the stamp game page.
  • Step 3: Customer hand over the mobile phone to store personnel to get a digital stamp after a successful purchase from the store.

No App Install Needed.
Web-based merchant and customer application.
Easy to access both for customers and merchant owners.

Actionable insight in one view
Obtain customer data and insights on how to improve your Loyalty Program and your business.

Aggregated customer database
Knowing who your customer is and creating amazing loyalty programs for these customers will keep them coming back again and again.

SMS and Web Push Notifications
Continuously engage your customers by sending the latest updates from your store. Keeping your customers updated will make them coming back to your stores regularly and this is revenue.

There's a lot of competition when it comes to different campaigns and as long as customers are returning to establishments it increases profits. One of the newest old-school stamps with the wonders of digital technology, Captivate Digital Stamp gives businesses a fast, simple and yet powerful loyalty and rewards tool and customers a fun and novel experience.

Ms. Loida Manuel, Business Development of Encaptiv8
Just like in any promotions its good to be always first to get the latest same as being the first to arrive at the venue. Winning early bird :)

It provides a "greener" choice as it does away with plastic and paper cards that eventually find themselves int he trash. Along with that, the Captivate Digital Stamp doesn't require batteries. How eco-friendly is that right!

The technology behind the stamp has 5 unique points marking, recognized by any mobile devices as long as there's the internet. 

To know more about Captivate Digital Stamp, visit:
Email address
Loida Manuel

Monday, December 2, 2019

NOTABLES at AIM first speaker: Hon. Geraldine Roman

Bataan Representative Hon. Geraldine Roman, The first openly transgender woman elected to the Congress of the Philippines, advocating for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) rights, said she was in favor of gender-neutral bathrooms as a temporary solution as they are more practical during the first NOTABLES at AIM - Equality: Is it achievable.

“If we are willing to fight against discrimination on the basis of these personal circumstances that have nothing to do with one’s capacity to work, why are we not able as a society to fight against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression? But I have to insist, these circumstances are not chosen and these circumstances are irrelevant especially when looking for a job or qualifying for a post in government. They should not be used as criteria in determining who should receive services from the government or who should be able to enter a public establishment like a hotel or a restaurant. That seeks to protect Filipinos who just happen to be LGBT, from discrimination at the workplace, in schools, in the delivery of government services, as well as access to commercial and public establishments. It also seeks to guarantee that Filipinos who happen to be LGBT will not be insulted in the streets, that they will be ‘outed’ without their consent. They say that the SOGIE bill is same-sex marriage. It is not. In fact, in one of the provisions where there was a reference to professional licenses…we were careful to specify that these do not refer to marriage licenses. There are people who may have different sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions. But these people have to be treated with dignity and respect. And their rights have to be guaranteed under the law.” ~Hon. Geraldine Roman, Bataan Representative

With the event open to controversial figures in order to spur intelligent dialogue on challenging issues, the organizers saw it fitting to invite as their first featured speaker the first openly transgender woman elected to the Congress of the Philippines, Hon. Geraldine Roman, who has snagged headlines for her bold efforts in advocating for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) rights. The Bataan representative’s talk focused on equality and inclusivity in society. 

In her speech, Roman explained how Filipinos are being discriminated especially in the workplace in terms of age, religion, ethnicity, physical appearance, as well as sexual orientation and gender identity and expression or SOGIE. 

The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Master of Business Management (MBM) Batch 1995 has launched Notables at AIM, a nontraditional speaker series hosted by an array of luminaries with expertise and insight on relevant topics. Thought leaders and captains of industry are invited to engage not only with the AIM community but with the public in attendance as well. 
“It provides a much-needed arena for an informed and purposeful exchange on relevant issues. The third out of the seven fundamental human needs is the need to belong or connection. It comes after subsistence and security, and growth and understanding. Inclusivity addresses and fulfills that need. How do we achieve it? We temper if not altogether do away with discrimination. How do we go about it? We start with intelligent discourse. Inclusivity is a critical yet complicated humanitarian issue. Let’s start engaging with it.” ~Marc Ablaza, MBM ‘95 Batch Representative

AIM MBM Batch ’95 organized Notables at AIM to further the renowned international management school’s advocacy in providing quality education. The batch also hopes to raise funds for scholarships. 

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