Tuesday, May 31, 2022

The importance of Community-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Management



A person's safety during calamities is mainly dependent on their community's disaster preparedness. No matter how ready they are for all possible catastrophic scenarios, every bit of preparation can go down the drain if their community cannot respond effectively to such events. 
 
It is why a community-based disaster risk reduction and management plan (CBDRRMP) is essential. It places the responsibility of being prepared for calamities and other emergencies on the community as a whole, ensuring that organizations, households and individuals can work together in making their community more resilient in the face of disaster.
 
CBDRRMP is important, especially for countries highly vulnerable to disasters, such as the Philippines. Situated within the Pacific Ring of Fire and typhoon belt, the Philippines is frequented by earthquakes and volcanic eruptions and typhoons respectively. The country ranked 9th in the world in terms of vulnerability to calamities in the 2020 World Risk Index. 




One of the most common events experienced by the Philippines is flooding, which underscores the importance of effective floodwater management. There are many ways that local government units are doing this. Efforts range from structural measures such as sizeable underground drainage systems, floodways, pumping stations, flood warning systems, and urban greening to non-structural measures such as minimizing plastic waste, a primary culprit in urban flooding.
 
With the country situated on five active fault lines, Filipinos must also prepare for earthquakes. It is why many buildings are equipped with earthquake-resistance features. Taking earthquake resilience in the country further are the periodic earthquake drills implemented at the national and organizational levels.
 
These are good examples of effective CBDRR, where both the authorities and the citizens work together to ensure the safety of life and property in their communities.


SM City Masinag has a rainwater collection tank that can store 17,681 cubic meters of water.


As a trusted and responsible developer of integrated properties, SM has always been committed to promoting Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) in its communities, which is evident in many of its malls that employ infrastructure design centered on disaster resilience. SM allocates 10% of its capital expenditures to incorporate disaster-resilient features, of which installing water management design features is one of them. 


Artist's illustration of SM's rainwater collection facility in 22 SM Malls nationwide.


A few examples of these are SM City Marikina, elevated by several rows of concrete stilts to protect tenants and mall-goers during extreme floods. SM Mall of Asia was built with a storm surge barrier for added protection during storm surges, and several malls employ catchment tanks for recycling rainwater.

Across the country, there are 22 SM Malls that have rainwater collection tanks under the mall. All these malls combined can catch and store 79,880 cubic meters of rainwater, equivalent to 32 Olympic-sized swimming pools. 

“Wherever SM is, we try to help our communities become resilient to changing weather patterns. Nationwide, we have 22 malls equipped with rainwater catchment facilities that help rain water management to avoid flash floods for surrounding communities.” ~Arch. Fides Garcia-Hsu, Vice President of SM Engineering, Design and Development

SM City Olongapo Central's rainwater collection tank can hold up to 14,580 cubic meters of water.


Supporting these are several initiatives focused capacity-building for its stakeholders. It includes workshops & learning sessions on Disaster Risk Resilience Management and regular participation in the quarterly national simultaneous earthquake drills for its employees, and the annual Emergency Preparedness Forum for persons with disabilities and the elderly, two of the most vulnerable sectors of society during disasters.
 
Similarly, in line with its multi-stakeholder approach, SM Prime has also continuously built long-term partnerships with organizations that advocate for a disaster-resilient Philippines. It includes collaborations with ARISE-Philippines, the National Resilience Council, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, the Office of Civil Defense, and the Bureau of Fire Protection, to name a few.


SM City San Mateo's rainwater collection tank can collect 10,800 cubic meters of potential floodwater.

















ABOUT SM PRIME HOLDINGS
 
SM Prime, one of the leading integrated property developers in Southeast Asia, remains committed to its role as a catalyst for economic growth, delivering innovative and sustainable lifestyle cities, thereby enriching the quality of life of millions of people. Sustainability and Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience form part of SM Prime's core business strategies. It ensures that its risk-informed investments catalyze sustainable development and positive change in the communities where it operates.
 
For more information on SM Prime Holdings and its other programs towards disaster preparedness, visit their website at www.smprime.com.

Snatch Up These Rice Cooker and Food Bundles from Hanabishi, Mega Prime, and Gourmanok Until May 31



In celebration of Mother’s Day, Hanabishi Appliances teamed up with Mega Prime and Gourmanok for a month-long celebration featuring their latest line of quality rice cookers.

These mom-favorite bundles are available until May 31 only. They include Hanabishi rice cookers paired with various Mega Prime and Gourmanok food products.

“With these bundles, we hope that we can help our customers in their search the best gifts to give their moms. Every day can be Mother’s Day. Show your love an appreciation for your mom as often as you can." ~Cherish Ong-Chua, Vice President for Marketing and Finance of Hanabishi Appliances

Available on LazMall and Shopee Mall


On Hanabishi Appliances’ official LazMall store and Shopee Mall store, you can find the following:
  • Hanabishi Rice Cooker HHRC10WHT (1L 5 cups) with Free Mega Prime Products
  • Hanabishi Rice Cooker HHRC18WHT (1.8L) with Free Mega Prime Products
  • Hanabishi Low Sugar Rice Cooker HDESUGAR18MFRC with Free Mega Prime Products
  • Hanabishi Rice Cooker HHRC10BLK (1L 5 cups) with Gourmanok Freebies
  • Hanabishi Rice Cooker HHRC15BLK (1.5L 7 cups) with Gourmanok Freebies
  • Hanabishi Rice Cooker HHRC18BLK (1.8L) with Gourmanok Freebies
  • Hanabishi Rice Cooker HHRC28BLK (2.8L) with Free Mega Prime Products
  • Hanabishi Low Sugar Rice Cooker HDESUGAR18MFRC with Free Mega Prime Products

For more information about this promotion, visit Hanabishi’s official store on LazMall and Shopee Mall. 

Hanabishi products are also available at www.myhanbishi.com and in leading appliance stores nationwide.
  
To learn more about their latest products and promotions, follow their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. 














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 www.myhanabishi.com/shop/ and  like them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MyHanabishiAppliances/.

Learn How this Takoyaki Franchise Concept Built More than 40 Branches in Just a Year



When the pandemic hit, a lot of sectors were badly affected. The food industry was not spared and entrepreneurs had to revisit their plans and business models. Stories of hope were hard to come by, but some found the courage to start during this difficult period in our lives. This includes a group of young entrepreneurs who share the passion of bringing Japanese food closer to homes. 




What started out as a humble takoyaki bazaar stall in Iloilo has now grown into a merienda favorite with branches nationwide. Otako Monsta takes pride in its unique business model that was designed to be attractive and beneficial to its future partners. Because they knew they wanted to grow their business through expansion, the team focused on creating a franchisee package that has good profit returns.




Otako Monsta has made franchising less intimidating by removing royalty and marketing fees. Low capital investment also makes the brand a good option for young entrepreneurs who want to invest their money. On top of this, partners enjoy a 125% capital margin and will reap their return on investment (ROI) within 1 year. 

Co-founder Gian Franco Go believes that their guiding principles in running their Japanese street food empire are keeping a wide range of food options, competitive pricing, and fostering a passionate team that will always have their partners’ best interest in mind. In keeping these beliefs as their core, they make sure they’re always a step ahead from similar food concepts. Otako Monsta takes pride in its wide variety of Takoyaki flavors which can be enjoyed for as low as P99 for 6 pieces. Their best-selling seafood-filled takoyaki Monsta, finished off with their matcha dessert balls, will surely keep you coming back for more. 




Taking into consideration foot traffic and competition in the vicinity, Otako Monsta has aggressively expanded across Visayas and Mindanao and has recently started opening branches in Luzon. They closed 2021 with over 40 branches, and are continuing to build this number in the months to come. 

If you share the same passion as the Otako Monsta team and have locations for new branches in mind, reach out to https://tinyurl.com/OtakoxBloggers to start your franchisee journey. 

Follow us at our social media pages and stay tuned for more updates. 

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Tanduay Wins Platinum, Innovation Honors in Consumer-Judged SIP Awards



Four Tanduay Rum products received top honors at the 2022 SIP Awards, the only wines and spirits competition where judging panel is comprised of consumers.

“The consumer is your biggest judge, which is why the SIP Awards remains steadfast in our goal of providing one of the most reliable measures of beverage quality rating in the world.” ~said the SIP Awards in its website (www.sipawards.com)

Tanduay Distillers, Inc. Executive Vice President Kyle Tan, who is in charge of the company’s export business, said that they are grateful for the recognition from both consumers and critics alike.

“This goes to show how we pay much attention to the quality of our rums and we are proud to say that all its ingredients are sourced from the Philippines where the tropical weather contributes to its fine tastes.” ~Kyle Tan, Tanduay Distillers, Inc. Executive Vice President

Tanduay’s Winning Rums

Especia Spiced Rum and Tanduay Asian Rum Silver both received the competition’s Platinum Award. The award is given to spirits that “represent a distinguished class that earned exceptional marks from consumer judges.”

The former is the newest product from Tanduay. Introduced to select markets only last March, it also received a double gold in the San Diego Spirits Festival.

Tanduay Asian Rum Silver, meanwhile, is one of the rum brand’s most-awarded products. It has received honors from top international spirits competitions and has 12 Monde Selection medals to its name.

Another favorite in international contests, Tanduay Double Rum, received the Silver and Innovation Awards. SIP’s Innovation Award is given to spirits with an interesting and unique taste profile or design.

Tanduay Asian Rum Gold also received the Silver Award from the contest.
 

Further  Boost to Growing Export Business

“We would like to thank the SIP Awards, especially the consumer judges, for recognizing the quality of our rums. This gives our international expansion a big boost.” ~Kyle Tan, Tanduay Distillers, Inc. Executive Vice President

As of this writing, Tanduay has entered the rum markets of 12 U.S. states and the territory of Guam, the United Arab Emirates, China, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg.

“Tanduay has been loved by Filipinos for decades. It’s time to let the world know about it as it is a product that showcases the country’s best local ingredients and its people’s craftsmanship and ingenuity.” ~Kyle Tan, Tanduay Distillers, Inc. Executive Vice President

Tanduay is a heritage brand from the Southeast Asian country known for its beautiful beaches and friendly people. It was established in 1854 and is one of a few Filipino companies that have reached its centennial year. As early as the 1800s, the rum brand has received awards from international spirits competitions.


End summer on a sweet note with adelicious Subway® treat




Summer is coming to an end, but the memories we've made during the season will stay with usuntil the year ends! Sweet treats never fail to put a smile on our faces as we get closer to therainy season, so reminisce about the flavors of summer with our delicious Cinnamon RaisinCookies that you can definitely share with family and friends! Whenever you are feeling down,cheer up, and feel good with this crunchy delight.

Savor our delectable Cinnamon Raisin Cookies for only Php 26 per piece! Grab one or two atthe nearest Subway® store near you and join the lucky ones to enjoy this fantastic deal. It's definitely the #BetterChoice as we end this Summer season and welcome the Rainy Days! Available for dine-in and takeout transactions and or Grab delivery orders. This limited-time-offer cookie is available up to 5 July 2022 or until supply lasts.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Support the SIBOL Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Team in the 31st SEA Games and receive special exclusive merchandize



Fans and viewers can support our SIBOL MLBB team and get a chance to take home special merchandize items.

Blacklist International will once again showcase their dominance in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, this time, as the Philippines' representative in the upcoming 31st SEA Games MLBB competition in Hanoi, Vietnam. 

With #LakadMatatag as their battle cry, the reigning M3 World Champions will vie to snatch the most coveted gold medal for the Philippines. As SIBOL MLBB team's first match is scheduled tomorrow, May 18th, here are some of the ways to support them and receive merchandize items: 


Cheer for the Filipino athletes
Send words of encouragement to SIBOL MLBB athletes through their social media pages. The Philippines is led by Blacklist International world champions Johnmar “OhMyV33NUS” Villaluna as team captain, together with Danerie “Wise” Del Rosario, Salic “Hadji” Imam, and Dexter “DEX STAR” Alaba.

Newcomers Kyle “Dominic” Sotto, Howard “Owl” Gonzales, and Russel “Eyonz” Usi are completing the roster. Meanwhile, Kristoffer “BON CHAN” Ricaplaza and Aniel “Master the Basics” Jiandani are coaching the team.


Make sure to stream the matches
Join the team in their fights by streaming their matches. On May 18th, SIBOL MLBB team's first best-of-two match will be against Malaysia at 9 am. It will be followed with a match with Laos team at 12:00 noon. Their last match for the day is scheduled at 8:30 pm with Myanmar.




The matches will be streamed through the following pages: 
MPL-PH YouTube (Filipino): https://www.youtube.com/c/MPLPhilippines
MPL-PH Facebook (Filipino)https://www.facebook.com/mplph.official
MPL-PH TikTok (Filipino): https://www.tiktok.com/@mplph_official


Take home special #LakadMatatag items
Stream the battles and receive special #LakadMatatag merchandize items. Simply visit the TikTok app, click on the SEA Games Hero banner to find out the live schedules, participate in the sessions, and comment your favorite SEA Games athlete with the hashtag #LabanPilipinas during the live stream.

Six lucky fans can take home TikTok x SEA Games #LabanPilipinas items such as shirts, bags, tumblers. Lucky viewers will be chosen on the SEAGamesHero livestreams happening from today until May 24th.

"We thank our SIBOL MLBB representatives for bringing pride to our country in esports. We are immensely proud of their perseverance and are thrilled to see how they will conquer the Southeast Asian region." ~Tonyo Silva, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League - Philippines Senior Marketing Manager

"Filipino athletes are world class not just in traditional sports, but also in esports. We aim to prove it this upcoming Southeast Asian games." ~Marlon Marcelo, SIBOL Interim Executive Director


Get to know more about Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League - Philippines. Visit the following official social media platforms:






















About MOONTON 
Established in 2014, MOONTON is a global video game company dedicated to gaming development, publication and esports. With more than 900 employees worldwide, the company operates offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and mainland China. It has successfully launched a number of high-profile mobile games globally and has built long-term relationships with governments and esports organizations in more than 30 countries around the world. Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is its current star game and the leading mobile multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game worldwide. 


About Mobile Legends: Bang Bang 
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is the most popular mobile Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game worldwide that brings communities together through teamwork and strategy. With over one billion installations and 100 million active monthly users, the award-winning game is among the top 10 most played in over 80 countries. With an extensive reach across the Asia Pacific region, the multiplayer is available in 139 countries with an expansive global esports presence. 


About Mobile Legends Esports 
Established in 2017, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Esports serves as a platform for players to pursue their dreams of becoming esports athletes and illuminate opportunities within the international esports ecosystem. MLBB Esports has since expanded to multiple leagues, including the MPL series hosted in Southeast Asia. 

SMDC: Building places Filipinos can call home



A home, to which one can call their own, is one of the most fundamental human needs for survival. In building one’s family, buying housing or investing in property is often a crucial discussion that takes into consideration price, location, amenities and even the environment as these all impact the way people and families live and grow and how communities thrive in the long-run.

Recently, the many changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic has caused Filipinos to reassess the way they live, work and reside. The topic on home ownership and residential space has only become much more prominent as its impact towards one’s physical, social and emotional wellbeing was emphasized when companies shifted to work-from-home setups and schools introduced blended learning. It has become likely that up and coming homeowners are looking for new and affordable housing that responds to the new realities of school and work, as well as a healthier and more self-sufficient lifestyle.

For leading real estate developer SM Development Corporation (SMDC), the residential arm of SM Prime Holdings, satisfying personal needs and meeting basic survival for the homeowners of today can be done through meaningful and strategic planning and property development. 




Over the years, SMDC has been continuously redefining residential spaces to bring accessibility, convenience, function, style and sustainability in the face of evolving trends and lifestyle changes—assuring prospective buyers of the great value that SMDC properties offer.

This means presenting a range of residences located in prime urban and suburban communities, conveniently situated near major road networks and transportation hubs, and designed to reflect SM’s commitment to luxurious urban living. SMDC properties bring commercial retail shops, entertainment venues, banks and leisure facilities closer to residents against a backdrop of lush and walkable spaces. Such open spaces encourage homeowners to dwell outside and take a break from the isolation that has become a norm lately, and allow residents to safely interact with their neighbors. These spaces also provide amenities that promote a healthy lifestyle among the residents. 

Across the available properties, prospect homeowners are able to choose their housing type to fit their own or their family’s needs and functions with units ranging from studio rooms to deluxe two-bedroom suites. On top of being able to customize their living spaces, state-of-the-art facilities such as 24-hour security and CCTV system, fire alarm system, numerous WIFI-ready zones and standby generator set ensures continuous function and prime livability. 




However, SMDC’s promise not only pertains to providing a greater quality of life, but to also have its communities take an integral role in their commitment towards sustainability. SMDC aims to promote many green living practices by designing walkable and transport-friendly developments, introducing energy-saving and eco-friendly green buildings and encouraging effective waste management programs among residents. For the property developer, homes are seen as a legacy for future generations and should be built for sustainability and for ease in future modification.

With developments still ongoing and more projects in the pipeline, SMDC allows homebuyers the opportunity to have the home of their choice. Through its affordable investment and flexible payment options, new families or young millennials will be able to live independently in communities that cater to their specific needs.

With its ability to empathize and understand current housing needs while having the foresight to address evolving requirements, SMDC continues to create sustainable and resilient living spaces for Filipinos to call their own.

Happy Life Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Promo

Happy Life Celebrates 5th Anniversary with Promo


It’s been five years since Happy Life Organics introduced its innovative and eco-friendly solutions for the home, pets and unwanted pests..

Happy Life Organics provides all natural, sustainable eco-friendly solutions to homes across the country. The company promotes a healthier lifestyle based on a plant based organic view and by bringing home and pet product alternatives that are changing and improving lives for the better
To celebrate its fifth anniversary this month, Happy Life Organics has come up with various promos where shoppers can enjoy free shipping and discounts of up to 40 percent on certain bundles.

Happy Life’s goal is to promote “a healthier happier lifestyle based on a plant based organic view, bringing you home and pet product alternatives that are changing and improving lives for the better.”

Gone are the days you have to worry about unwanted chemicals being found in cleaning products 

Happy Life’s best seller is its Waterless Shampoo, the first product of its kind in the Philippines which is 100 percent natural and pet friendly. It’s an innovative and plant bath alternative to the chemicals that are usually found in shampoos for pets.

The product provides less effort and less time in every bath. It saves 70 percent of bath time every time you use Happy Life Waterless Shampoo. The product is perfect for a quick bath and for those on the go. You can still groom your pets even if you are in a hurry.

Happy Life’s other featured products include the best seller 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner, Pet Neem Soap. Pet Home Cleanser and B’Gone LC Disinfectant

For more information about Happy Life’s Waterless Shampoo and their other products, you can visit www.happylifeph.com

Sunday, May 15, 2022

OH MY GULAY: Camille Prats’ kids love eating veggies?! Here’s how to make your kids love them too!



“I really used to struggle, kasi hate na hate talaga ng kids ko ang veggies dati. Ayaw nila yung taste. Taste is so important for kids, so I ensure na dapat na-e-enjoy nila ang mga sine-serve ko. I really used to struggle kasi hate na hate talaga ng kids ko dati ang veggies – ayaw nila yung taste. Taste is so important for kids, so I ensure na dapat na-eenjoy nila mga sineserve ko.” ~Camille Prats

Raise your hand if you can relate: How often do you sit down with your little ones way past mealtime just to make sure they finish the veggies on their plate? And since we're on the topic, when was the last time you didn't resort to bargaining gadget time in exchange for one more bite of carrots?

Here's the thing: You’re definitely not alone in that ordeal. Even celeb moms like Camille Prats have to do a bit of negotiating just to get their kids to eat veggies. 

Have you sat with your kids way past mealtime just to make sure they eat their veggies on the plate? How about resorting to bargaining more gadget time for just one more bite of that carrots? Well, you’re definitely not the only momma doing that. Even celebrities like Camille Prats have to do a bit of negotiating just to get her kids to eat their veggies.

Luckily, she shares some handy hacks with Spot.ph to do the trick without the crying, the bargaining, and the unnecessary drama that fills mealtime. 


Here are 3 easy peasy ways to get your kids to eat their veggies according to Camille:

1. Oh My Gulay! May Gulay! – Instead of only serving your kids veggies, partner your kids’ meals with Tang Fruit & Veg. It comes in two flavors: Orange Carrot, which has the Vitamin C from oranges and Vitamin A from carrots, and Dalandan Malunggay, which has the Vitamin C from dalandan and the Iron of malunggay. Tang Fruit & Veg has the delicious taste of fruits AND the nutrition from veggies in a drink that kids love! Camille can vouch this – her kids love its taste so much, they actually ask her for it themselves! Yummy na, masustansya pa!

Oh My Gulay! Shop the NEW Tang Fruit & Veg here: http://bit.ly/TangFruitNVeg


2. SmartMom Recipes - No need to work hard, just work smart! Incorporate veggies in delectable recipes that you know your kids will surely love. Your kids won’t notice that veggies are actually the main ingredient because of its delicious taste! 



3. Appearance is key – Kids are very visual so it’s really all about making their plate look fun! Focus on making veggies look appetizing by using creative shapes and brightly colored bowls to increase their appetite. You can even add in their favorite animal or cartoon character for that extra wow factor! You can go as simple as making trees out of broccoli or more complex as making pirates from cucumbers-- the idea stays the same: make it fun!

Oh My Gulay! Shop the NEW Tang Fruit & Veg now to get the yummy taste of fruits with the nutrition benefits of veggies!: http://bit.ly/TangFruitNVeg.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Mountain Dew Fueling Summer Adventures



“We are thrilled to see more people taking in new adventures this summer. It is a stark contrast to how we were living our lives during the same period last year. These days, we are almost resuming where we left off—slowly but surely and safely. A bottle of Mountain Dew could be a good pair in fueling our days ahead.” ~Frederick D. Ong, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI)

If this summer season is any indication, it seems more Filipinos are starting to regain their lives returning to their pre-pandemic routine. Many are exploring more places, as if on a “revenge travel” mode. 

A forecast from the Department of Tourism (DOT) noted that domestic trips may reach 84.8 million in 2022. This is 90 percent of the total number of domestic trips in 2019.

Market intelligence firm, Colliers Philippines, also believes that domestic tourists will boost the tourism sector once again. This is due to eased travel restrictions both here and abroad. The Holy Week 2022 served as a proof point. 

From Baguio to Boracay, we’ve seen hordes of Filipino tourists visiting for their “much-needed break”. The City Tourism Office of Baguio showed that the city has more than 80,000 approved travel registrations arriving from April 8 to 17. As for Boracay, news report mentioned that more than 21,000 tourists arrived in the province.

True to its slogan, “Fuel for Adventure”, Mountain Dew is joining Filipinos across the world in discovering more about life beyond the pandemic. Together, seeking thrills and restarting the fun as we move forward to living in a post-pandemic future. 




Mountain Dew is available in 8 oz to 1L glass bottles, 250 ml to 330 ml cans, and 300 ml to 2.25L PET bottles. It also recently launched its new 850ml PET bottle serving in Luzon and 1L bottle serving in Visayas and Mindanao. Get all these in supermarkets, groceries, convenience stores, and sari-sari stores nationwide. 

PCPPI is the exclusive manufacturer of well-known beverage brands like Pepsi-Cola, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton, Sting, Premier, Milkis, and Aquafina.







About Pepsi Philippines
Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) is the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages in the Philippines, with a relationship spanning 70 years. PCPPI's principal stockholders are Lotte Corporation, Lotte Chilsung Beverage Co. Ltd., and Quaker Global Investments B.V. PCPPI manufactures and sells well-known beverage brands: Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton, Sting, Premier, Milkis, and Aquafina. It has established 13 regional operations sites across the country, serving around 20,000 direct customers that reach 740,000 outlets, and providing livelihood and employment through its extensive distribution network. 


PCPPI is committed to create a positive impact on society with programs focused on employee and community empowerment, responsible and ethical operations, and environmental sustainability. For more information, visit www.pepsiphilippines.com.

8 Cool Things to Do this Summer in Ortigas



With all the hustle and bustle in the Metro, you need to chill out and experience an #AweSMBurstOfSummer with SM Megamall and The Podium! Here’s everything you need to check out this Summer time.



1. Preview of Mega Whale Shark 




The #AweSM3DWhaleShark was first spotted at the SM Megamall LED billboard last April 28, 2022. It is the first-ever 3D immersive experience in Manila and everyone can enjoy this sight daily at 7pm to 9pm every 15 minutes. Stay tuned for more awesome experience as this is just the first preview and we’ll give you more of the Mega Whale Shark soon!




2. Mega Play Park




Experience the #AweSMBurstOfSummer as SM Megamall brings you a fun and exciting experience at the Mega Play Park located at the Ground Floor, Mega Fashion Hall. The gigantic doll house, funniest games such as golf, table tennis and colorful photo spots, are perfect for the young ones and kids-at-heart. Enjoy this attraction until May 10, 2022.



3. Summer Coolers and Desserts- Until May 10




The Ultimate Summer Coolers and Desserts surrounding the colorful Mega Play Park are the best, delicious drinks and desserts to beat the summer heat: Yogorino, Serenitea, Gong Cha, Milksha, Tokyo Bubble Tea, The Alley, Cold Stone and Papermoon. 



4. Mega 5-Day Sale




It’s going to be a summer to remember as SM Megamall gives you the most awaited Mega 5-day sale. Score lots of amazing deals and SMAC exclusive deals from your favorite stores from May 11-15, 2022.



5. Pawsome Summer The Podium




Paws up at The Podium Paw Park! Enjoy two whole weekends of dog socializing and fun in PetMe’s activities and day care service. And shop special accessories and treats from Presidential Paws, BARF Philippines, Petenizer and more at our Pup-ups! Pawsome Summer happening this April 28-May 1 & May 6-8. Can’t wait to spend this pawsome summer with you!



6. The Podium Alfresco area ADB and Roofdeck




Spend a little more time with friends and family with a little city breeze at The Podium Alfresco. Dine Al fresco at the ground level at ADB or up at The Roofdeck Gardens. Reserve a table through your restaurant of choice or sit & scan the QR to place an order. 



7. The Food Lab and Culinarya Pampanga




Your favorite instagram food brands are making it to The Podium! The Food Lab brings together your instagram cravings in one spot. Order a variety of food and snacks from pop-ups of each of the instagrammable food brands in your feed. Stay tuned for more!



8. Work it, Mom!

It’s a workout party with mom this May! Get dancing, stretching, and boxing with The Podium boutique studios, and get your customized Nike fit for the occasion. Release those endorphins and have a great time with mom this May 15, sunday. 


So there you have it - a list of the coolest things to do this summer in Ortigas. Dine, shop and strike a pose at SM Megamall and The Podium! Follow @smmegamall and @thepodiummall for more. 

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Crocs invade the ultimate destination -- Coron, Palawan



The world is finally opening again and inviting us to explore its beauty. Crocs (NASDAQ: CROX), a global leader in innovative casual footwear for women, men, and children has finally taken their first step into braving and discovering the re-opened world. 

This summer, Crocs bring us to the great outdoors where we can enjoy a world full of endless possibilities. A place where we can express ourselves without fear of judgment. A location where we can push our infinite creativity and versality to the fullest while staying true to who you really are.  

Crocs’ main objective for the hotter than hot season is to do safe travel and see the world in a fun and comfy way. Of course, your choice of footwear ultimately matters.  With that, Crocs is taking you to different exciting places—here, there, and definitely everywhere! 

Crocs headlines fun and coolness this summer. Be on-trend as you hit the different destinations by sporting the well-loved Crocs iconic Classic Clogs, Slides, and Sandals. Each Crocs pair takes us through the roughest terrains to the smoothest paths in comfort and style.

What’s the best way to beat the heat than heading to best summer locations in the Philippines? 

The island hopping experience is definitely one-for-the-books from the exquisite waters of CYC Beach and the fine sands of Malcapuya Island. A picturesque scene that you can only see on snaps made the more than an hour boat ride truly remarkable.

Crocs also headed to one of the isolated, distant, and hardly accessible paradise in Coron dubbed as Culion. A small, very walkable town but very big in history. Doing a heritage walk with Crocs footwear while checking the historical sites and city side streets gave us a glimpse of the overall charm. 

True to the brand’s belief that all of us should be comfortable in our own shoes comes efforts to make sure that we also live in a comfortable world. Comfort is the key to happiness and with Crocs being the irreverent go-to comfort shoes, we can be who we want to be as we help make this world a happier and comfier place one pair of personalized and comfy Crocs at a time.

Truly, Crocs’ let all island revelers spend the season in comfort. And #CrocsIsHere to let us shape, share, and keep stories that last a lifetime. #ComeAsYouAre ‘coz it’s your summer, it’s your Crocs. 

Watch out for the next Crocs destination happening very soon!

















About Crocs, Inc.
Crocs, Inc. (Nasdaq: CROX) is a world leader in innovative casual footwear for women, men, and children, combining comfort and style with a value that consumers know and love. The vast majority of Crocs™ shoes contain Croslite™ material, a proprietary, molded footwear technology, delivering extraordinary comfort with each step.

In 2021, Crocs will reinforce its mission of “everyone comfortable in their own shoes” with the fourth year of its global Come As You Are™ campaign. To learn more about Crocs Philippines or our global Come As You Are™ campaign, please visit https://crocs.com.ph/ or follow Crocs Philippines Facebook Page and Instagram for more details for updates. 


Thursday, May 5, 2022

Quality Appliances at Up to 18% Off in Hanabishi’s 5-5 Fiesta Sale At Shopee and LazMall



Whether you’re looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift or a replacement for your old appliances, Hanabishi Appliances 5-5 Fiesta Sale is the perfect opportunity for you to score the best appliances at discounted prices.

“Our sale will run from May 5 to 7, so you’ll have enough time to choose a gift for your mom on May 8, Mother’s Day. Of course, Hanabishi products are great for gifting because they’re made from quality materials. So, if you’re also looking to replace an old appliance or invest in one for your home business, make sure to check our Fiesta Sale. You don’t have to leave home to purchase Hanabishi appliances as they’re available in two of the most popular online selling platforms in the country. You can also visit our own e-commerce website, www.myhanabishi.com.” ~Cherish Ong-Chua, Vice President for Finance and Marketing at Hanabishi Appliances

The sale will happen simultaneously on Shopee Mall and LazMall.

At Shopee, select Hanabishi appliances will go on sale at up to 15% discount. Watch out for the Flash Sale, as you may just score the product you’ve been eyeing at 18% off. When you buy two items, you will also enjoy PhP55 off your purchase. Hanabishi will be giving away PhP50 vouchers and PhP50 free shipping as well.

Over at LazMall, you can also enjoy up to 18% discount on select Hanabishi appliances during its flash sale. From May 5 to 7, meanwhile, you can purchase products at up to 15% off. Buy two appliances, and enjoy PhP55 off! Make sure to collect Lazada Bonus vouchers at PhP100 as well. You can use them to enjoy further discounts. And don’t worry about the shipping costs if you’ve bought too many items; Hanabishi offers up to PhP300 shipping discount.

Hanabishi is known for its quality kitchen and home appliances. It has become a staple in most Filipino homes for its reliability and price.
    
To learn more about Hanabishi’s latest products, events, and sales promotions, follow their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. 








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 www.myhanabishi.com/shop/ and  like them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MyHanabishiAppliances/.


Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Social enterprises team up to pay tribute to Moms and cover full spectrum of love

Because a mother’s love is unique, nurturing, and all-encompassing. Bride and Breakfast Founder Janna Simpao on a heartwarming moment with her daughter.


It is that time of the year again when we celebrate the efforts of the very person whose unconditional, unbeatable love binds our families together: our super moms.

To elevate the usual gift options for Mother’s Day, leading farm-to-table platform Mayani.ph collaborates with premium bean-to-bar chocolate maker Auro Chocolate and key social enterprises GAAN and Agrabah by curating special potted flowers and plants collection with names symbolizing the different kinds of motherly love. 

Every gift is composed of farm fresh flowers elegantly nested and arranged in terracotta bowls from GAAN’s artisan pottery community in Pampanga. All are paired with a limited edition Mayani and Auro co-branded Heritage Collection Chocolate Set: 5 chocolate bars from roasted white to premium dark.


Atty. Miscen Desiderio-Dime (Managing Director for Legal Services, Ethics, Compliance, and Regulatory Operations of a large international BPO) gets home and receives a warm hug from her youngest daughter.


Known for its thrust of providing a broader and more stable market for smallholder farmers and fisherfolks, Mayani also works strategically with the likes of the Department of Trade & Industry in expanding its impact footprint across more regions in the Philippines.

“We wanted to come up with customized gifts that not only transcend the conventional considerations for Mother’s Day, but also hone in on our enduring model of creating impact for different stakeholders through partnerships: the cut-flower farmers, cacao growers, and artisan pot makers.” ~Lance Villanueva, the Co-Founder & Chief of Fulfillment of Mayani

Prim Paypon, the Co-Founder and Curator of GAAN, elaborates on the underlying thought and curation process for the collection. 

“For Mother’s Day, we thought of celebrating our mother’s unwavering love and remarkable labor to their children from birth to adulthood. We want to celebrate the loving labor of their hands, from guiding their children to take their first step to creating wonderful meals on their family’s table. For this campaign, we named each flower arrangement from how we recall and cherish our own memories with our life’s first greatest woman.” ~Prim Paypon, the Co-Founder and Curator of GAAN

For this campaign, we named each flower arrangement from how we recall and cherish our own memories with our life’s first greatest woman.

Laing maaasahan for every Juan!



Do you want to get a chance to win P30,000? All you have to do is to watch and share  the FB pinned post of JuanHand.
 
The promo is open to all Filipinos with a Facebook account and will run from May 1 to June 1, 2022. Go to JuanHand’s Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/JuanHandOfficial). Check out the official pinned post of JuanHand containing the mechanics and videos they need to watch in order to participate in the draw. Announcement of Winners will be on June 2, 2022, via a Facebook Post. 

Choose the video that you will watch – Negosyo, Palengke or Pangarap – and answer the question that will appear in the video.




To take part in the lucky draw, all participants must share the official FB Promo Post on their Facebook profiles.  Participants’ post must be set to public. Participants must screenshot their FB Profile sharing the pinned post with the answer to the question of the selected video. Don't forget to include the official hashtag #LagingMaasahanForEveryJuan.




Lastly, they must register on the promo registration link here: https://woobox.com/5tni2t provided with their name, contact details, address and screenshot of their entries.




One winner will get to win P30,000 worth of G-Cash; two winners will receive P10,000 worth of Gcash and five lucky winners will get to win P2,000 worth of Gcash.
 
So what are you waiting for? Visit JuanHand’s FB page now

Promo Period: May 1- June 1, 2022
Per DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-142387 Series of 2022.