Thursday, September 29, 2022

Waterless Shampoo getting rave reviews from satisfied customers

“Happy with this product. It makes my dog smell good in between baths!”

“This is the second time I am ordering this product. It effectively removes dirt and smells good. My dog loves it.”

“Very nice. That’s why we are repeat buyers as always. This is something that we have been using to clean his paws after every walk. It’s mild and nice to use.”

These are just some of the positive feedback that Happy Life’s Waterless Shampoo has been receiving. It’s 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.

What’s nice about the product is that it helps relieve pets that suffer from skin and fur irritations such as but not limited to wounds, bad odor, itchiness, scaling, manage allergies, dandruff, hotspots, inflammation, ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, redness, viruses, bacteria and fungi.
The Waterless Shampoo is simple to use. First, shake and spray generously and directly on your pet’s fur and skin from head to paws to tail. Then rub, lather and enjoy this special bonding moment with your furbaby. Wipe dry with a clean towel and be amazed by the benefits you provided and the time that you saved.

The Waterless Shampoo is one of the many products developed by Happy Life Organics Inc., a Philippines based company that promotes innovative and eco-friendly solutions for your 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.

Why don’t you give the Waterless Shampoo a try? For more information about Happy Life’s Waterless Shampoo and their other products, you can visit

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto To Unveil Unique Product Offerings at Ortigas Market on Oct. 1

Delicious local and international dishes from the Philippines, Japan, Spain, Turkey, Korea, Vietnam and other countries along with artisan crafts await visitors to the Ortigas Market every Saturday, starting October 1, 2022 at F. Ortigas Jr. Road (formerly Emerald Avenue) in Pasig City.

Recycled Rubber Tire Materials by Siklo

Ortigas Market is spearheaded by DTC Promos partnership with Pasig City, Ortigas Center and Barangay San Antonio.

This project is made possible by Media partners, Manila Bulletin, Business Mirror, DWIZ, Home Radio, Pilipino Mirror, Cook Magazine, Health & Fitness and Graphic Magazine and Mayani.

For more information:
Contact Person: Richard Bayles

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Security Bank Cards launches Complete Cashback Mastercard!

Beating the rising prices of daily essentials while keeping the household in tiptop shape is crucial. Consumers are consistently looking for practical ways to get the most bang out of their buck. Just like a never-ending sale, you can get up to 5-4-3-2-1% instant cashback on your everyday purchases plus get a welcome gift of up to PHP5,000 eGC with Security Bank’s Complete Cashback card—now in Platinum!

5% on groceries
When sticking to a budget, having a credit card with guaranteed rebates can be a gamechanger for the household’s grocery runner. With every swipe of the Complete Cashback Platinum card at the supermarket, cardholders can avail of 5% cashback on monthly statements that can be paired with discounts and other promos from Security Bank’s partner grocery merchants.  This cashback can either help you save or let you get your grocery essentials without going over budget. 

4% on gas
Whether going on a road trip, driving to work, or simply running errands, you can rely on the Complete Cashback Platinum card for your fuel needs. The 4% gas rebate helps you save more whether getting a full tank or a quick refill.

3% on utilities
Aside from grocery and gas, using the Complete Cashback Platinum card for utilities like electricity and post-paid phone bills can give you 3% rebate with every transaction. Just make sure that these bills are not enrolled in Security Bank’s Bills Assist program to make your payments eligible for rebates.

2% on dining
Foodies will surely enjoy using the Complete Cashback Platinum card with its 2% rebate on dining! Swipe your card to try new menus or simply get a comfort food fix from your favorite restaurants. Aside from the guaranteed rebate, get discounts when you dine safely at our partner dining merchants: Barcino Wine Resto Bar, Cold Stone Creamery, Bistro Charlemagne, Minami Saki by Astoria, and more.

1% on shopping
Splurge while you save as you tick items off your shopping list! From waterproof items to comfortable clothes for the rainy weather, we’ve got you covered. No need to wait for end-of-season sales to reward yourself or get gifts for loved ones with a 1% rebate when you swipe your Complete Cashback Platinum card at your favorite department stores and boutiques. Enjoy discounts and earn rebates at Toms, Petit Bateau, Washington Jewelry, and more.

Complete Cashback Platinum exclusives
With these rebates, cardholders can their annual cashback which will be credited to their account—no minimum spending required! Frequent solo or family travelers with the Complete Cashback Platinum card will also be at ease while waiting for flights as they get access to the Marhaba Lounge in NAIA Terminals 1 and 3 at a preferential rate. 

If you prefer filling your carts online, rest easy as we are working on the Complete Cashback Platinum card’s online purchase protection feature to keep you safe. Plus, new cardholders will also enjoy exclusive promos, a waived annual fee on their first year, and the power to choose their welcome gift with up to PHP5,000 eGC! Simply apply and get approved from September 15 to December 15, 2022 and meet the minimum spend requirement.

Being smart with your everyday expenses has never been this rewarding. C,heck out the cashback calculator and apply for a card through Security Bank’s website.

SM Supermalls begins 100 Days of Happiness

To kickstart the Christmas countdown, SM Supermalls began its 100 Days of Happiness last September 16, where they aim to create a circle of happiness with 76 participating malls, shoppers, the marginalized communities of women, persons deprived of liberty, artisans, cause-oriented organizations, and select local government units.
"We want to create a circle of happiness in all our SM malls by featuring products of cause-oriented programs which we will offer to our shoppers who, in turn, give them to friends and family, and ultimately, benefit the communities that created these products." ~Steven T. Tan, SM Supermalls President

SM Supermalls President Steven Tan giving his welcome remarks during the launch of 100 Days of Happiness

Through the campaign, SM Supermalls encourages Filipinos to support the advocacies of individuals and organizations that provide opportunities and create livelihood for their communities. For this year, SM partnered with bag designer Zarah Juan, Spark PH, the Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP), the Association of Foot and Mouth Artists of the Philippines, UNICEF, and the Quezon City LGU for its Vote to Tote initiative, among others.

In photo: men and women of substance from the Quezon City LGU, SM Supermalls, Girl Scouts of the Philippines, Brownies Unlimited, Spark PH, and Down Syndrome Association of the Philippines

The launch event held at SM North EDSA The Block was attended by SM Supermalls President Steven Tan and SVP for Marketing Joaquin San Agustin; Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, Vice Mayor Gian Sotto, and select councilors of the city; Spark PH Founder Mica Teves; GSP President Dr. Nina Lim-Yuson; Designer Zarah Juan; and Brownies Unlimited Marketing head Dustin Ngo.

Ladies in Green: The Girl Scouts of the Philippines come together to celebrate Girl Scouts Week 2022 at SM City North EDSA

In partnership with SM Supermalls and Brownies Unlimited, the Girl Scouts of the Philippines launch GSP-themed brownies from September 16 to December 15, 2022. For every purchase of a box of brownies, in-mall and via the SM Malls Online app, one scout will be sponsored with a year’s free membership.

Equipping young girls to lead and build the future, one box of brownies at a time

For this year’s 100 Days campaign, SM Megamall, along with 9 other SM malls, is collaborating with Brownies Unlimited and the Girl Scouts of the Philippines. For every purchase of a special GSP-themed box of brownies in-mall and via the SM Malls Online App, one girl will be sponsored with a GSP membership for a year. 

"We have a lot of young girls across the country and they've had such difficult times during the pandemic. Our membership dropped significantly. By buying a box, you can sponsor a girl for one year and she can learn so many things like being independent, loving her country more, and helping her community." ~Nina Lim-Yuson, GSP President

Recently, SM Supermalls helped the GSP vaccinate all its 70,000 members nationwide. By providing them with convenient and safe COVID-19 vaccines, SM Supermalls was able to ensure that the GSP members have access to quality healthcare services. 

SM shoppers can purchase a box of brownies from 46 Brownies Unlimited branches nationwide and the SM Malls Online App.

In its commitment to building communities, especially for women and the youth, SM Supermalls and the Girl Scouts of the Philippines sign a memorandum of agreement to formalize a meaningful partnership beyond the year 2022.

Giving marginalized women and persons deprived of liberty hope for the future

Apart from the GSP partnership, SM Supermalls also partnered with the local government of Quezon City for its Vote to Tote program, Spark PH, and bag designer Zarah Juan to sell upcycled tarpaulin handmade tote bags sewn by marginalized women and female persons deprived of liberty.

"Christmas is all about giving. We are very happy that this year, the communities of Quezon City are included as beneficiaries in this program. And apart from helping the women in our communities, we are also able to help the environment by upcycling 70 tons of election tarpaulins that we've collected." ~Joy Belmonte, Quezon City Mayor 

Girl Scouts of the Philippines come together to spread the holiday cheer.

Juan, the designer, was the brainchild of the upcycling initiative. 

"During the elections, there were tons of election campaign wastes. I wanted to do something and I thought I have my platform– my designs. If my designs can actually solve this problem, then it's worthwhile. Then I pitched the idea to Maica Teves, the founder of Spark PH. From there, we gathered all the help we can– from the Quezon City LGU who will help us collect tarpaulins, the women communities that can help us create, and SM Supermalls who can provide us the platform to distribute." ~Zarah Juan, Designer 

A Happiness Walk was done to showcase the upcycled tote bags that shoppers can buy in SM malls. Joining the Happiness Walk were men and women of substance including select Girl Scouts members, Jeremy Lapena and Bernce Sevilla of the Downs Syndrome Association of the Phils, Mylene Abiva of WomenBiz, media celebrities Ces Oreña Drilon, and Gina Pareño among others.

Women of Subtance Gina Pareño walk the runway to show support for the 100 Days of Happiness’ causes and initiatives.

Women of Subtance Ces Drilon walk the runway to show support for the 100 Days of Happiness’ causes and initiatives.

The proceeds of the upcycled tote bags will be given to the women PDLs in Camp Karingal, and the marginalized women of Barangays Sto. Cristo, Greater Lagro, and Pinyahan in Quezon City. The tote bags will be sold in the following SM malls:
  • SM Aura Premier
  • SM Southmall
  • SM City Fairview
  • SM City North EDSA
  • SM Megamall

Helping a community of artists 

And in the south of Metro Manila, the SM Mall of Asia family will be partnering with the Association of Foot and Mouth Artists in selling painted Christmas cards to the shoppers.

"We want to create a circle of happiness in all our SM malls by featuring products of cause-oriented programs which we will offer to our shoppers who, in turn, give them to friends and family, and ultimately, benefit the communities that created these products. All these and more will start to unfold in the coming days as we continue spreading happiness across all SM malls around the country. Let us not waste our next 100 days and use it to make one another happy by giving. Today, let the countdown begin to a hundred days of happiness!~Steven T. Tan, SM Supermalls President

This is the second time SM Supermalls has started a holiday countdown campaign. In 2021, the biggest mall network in the Philippines showed the world more than a hundred ways of giving through 100 Days of Caring. Underserved communities surrounding the 76 SM malls were provided with their urgent needs through in-kind and monetary donations by the malls, its various business units, and the employees. 

For the list of all partner institutions and their beneficiaries visit and follow @smsupermalls on all social media accounts.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Waterfront Cebu City Hotel — Cebu Wedding Expo 2022

At last, Cebu welcomes back the most-anticipated bridal fair after a 2-year pandemic hiatus. This 2022, Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino enchants exhibitors and participants to make their vows.

Be prepared to be captivated by the biggest wedding event: Cebu Wedding Expo 2022. As one of the grandest events of the year, we want to be able to promote more than just accessibility - having everyone get the chance to engage with their possible wedding organizers, suppliers, and partners to envision one of the biggest and most memorable days of their lives. We’ve got tons of perks awaiting you — apart from having everything you’ll ever need to plan your big day all in one place, guests can come and book on the spot and get a hold of exclusive deals!

This year, we’ve chosen the theme: “Starry Starry Night.” Through this, we want to be able to convey a story to our beloved guests — that the sky's the limit when it comes to envisioning their big day. We want to instill a feeling of importance and remind our guests that their big day will be all about them amidst all the glitter and glamor this event holds.

Showcasing nothing less than world class talents and couture pieces all in one stage, this year’s event also features “Gugma - Weddings at Waterfront” a bridal fashion show. Featuring the works of 25 local artists in collaboration with Cary Santiago. Through this, models will be walking the runway wearing none other than these designers’ stunning pieces — also something our guests can look forward to as they envision themselves walking the runway of their lives in partnership with Dia Gold and Iconique Mall, Colon.
Walk the aisles of love at Waterfront Cebu City Hotel & Casino’s Pacific Grand Ballroom Exhibition Hall from September 23 to 25, 2022.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Japan's No. 1: Tenya opens first express store at SM Megamall

Tenya, a successful tendon restaurant chain in Japan, continues to reach more Filipinos with the opening of its new store at SM Megamall on September 5, serving authentic and quality Japanese meals the fastfood way. 

After making a name in Japan as the country's No. 1 Tempura Tendon, Tenya has also been gaining traction in the Philippines, fueling its expansion to eight megacities across the capital region.

As it has long mastered the art of providing real Japanese dishes, the restaurant chain has reimagined a new way of offering Filipinos their Japanese favorites through Tenya Express. 

Situated at the heart of Ortigas, Tenya Express opens its doors at SM Megamall Foodcourt and is well-positioned to satisfy the cravings of consumers for tendon and tempura at reasonable prices. 

L-R Tenya Japan Reps: Mizuki Koga, Shuuji Noboritama, Royal Holdings Chairman Tadao Kikuchi, Tenya PH Chairman Leopoldo Prieto Jr, Chukri Prieto (Managing Director), Denise Ramos (Director of Operations)

Among those who attended the grand opening were the company's top executives, namely Chairman Leopoldo Prieto Jr., President Chiqui Prieto, Managing Director Leopoldo "Chukri" Prieto III, General Manager Edmundo "Iggy" Ramos, Director of Operations Denise Ramos, and IT Director Andres Marquez. 

Tenya Philippine’s Chairman Leopoldo Prieto Jr and Managing Director, Chukri Prieto (Center) with SM Executives

Mr. Tadao Kikuchi, Chairman of Royal Holdings Corporation which operates Tenya Japan, and other representatives, also flew in to officially open the new express store. 

"Since our launch in the Philippines seven years ago, we never stopped exploring ways to bring Tenya's best tasting products to more Filipinos who are looking for a real touch of Japan." ~Leopoldo "Chukri" Prieto III, Managing Director

L-R Tenya Japan Reps: Mizuki Koga, Shuuji Noboritama, Royal Holdings Chairman Tadao Kikuchi, Tenya PH Chairman Leopoldo Prieto Jr, Chukri Prieto (Managing Director), Denise Ramos (Director of Operations)

"With our new Tenya Express, we are delighted that consumers can grab their authentic Japanese food fast and conveniently." ~Denise Ramos, Director of Operations

Specializing in tendon and tempura, Tenya has invested in infrared heating technology to make sure that its tempuras are always evenly fried to perfection. Aside from these premium items, Tenya has also fused and introduced more specialties on its menu to offer consumers the best and whole Japanese experience.  

Newly unveiled Tenya Express at the SM Megamall Food Court, featuring Taiko drummer, mascots and cosplayers to welcome guests

The items on the Tenya Express menu include donburi bowls at P185 (gyudon, chicken karaage, ebi), bento boxes start at P225 (tonkatsu, sukiyaki, seafood tempura). Other offerings include onigiri, ramen, burger, maki, and best-selling Tenya tendon favorites—Classics, All-star, and Asakusa Special. 

"The launch of Tenya Express store also reflects our commitment to stay true to that art of Japanese convenience, while providing quality service to our Filipino consumers. The Tenya Express at SM Megamall is just the start as we strive to bring the taste of Japan to every Filipino." ~Edmundo "Iggy" Ramos, General Manager

Tenya is targeting to expand its new concept to more locations soon. 

Currently, Tenya full-store branches are located in SM Megamall, Market! Market!, SM Southmall, ASEANA City, Festival Mall, Paseo de Magallanes, Tiendesitas and SM Mall of Asia. 

For delivery, you may order via, grabfood, foodpanda and pickaroo.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Globe Virtual Hangouts kicks off metaverse platform for exciting Gen Z “Phygital” experiences

Eric Tanbauco, Globe’s Vice President for Mobile Prepaid Business, welcomes the media and special guests to the launch of the Globe Virtual Hangouts metaverse

Globe Virtual Hangouts continues to evolve and reinvent itself to give Gen Zs and more digital fun, innovative, educational, and passion-filled experiences. For the second half of the year, expect the launch of its metaverse platform, the first in the Philippines, with “phygital” experiences to be hosted by Globe Prepaid.

Using technology to bridge the physical and digital worlds, Globe Virtual Hangouts metaverse promises unique interactive activities that visitors can explore. Users can create their avatar and chat and do video calls with their fellow Gen Zs inside the portal.

Surprise celebrity guests and special prizes, among them a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 Phone, also await everyone inside this new platform.

The event will also have a 360 gallery featuring “Timplada: The Art of Ilonggo Cuisine,” an exhibition of 10 artworks inspired by Ilonggo food from the Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA), the first art institution in the Visayas and Mindanao. The pioneering exhibit on Virtual Hangouts was first showcased in the last quarter of 2021 in collaboration with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

The Globe Virtual Hangouts started in 2020 so Gen Zs can hang out with each other, showcase their passions and see all the happenings that Globe Prepaid has in store.

Early this year, it created the Passion Portal where Gen Z’s got to turn their passion into a profession through Globe Prepaid’s Virtual Hangouts Masterclasses. There were various pillars catering to different passions of Gen Zs, namely:
●        GoJAM — An onstage talent search which brought together promising young Pinoy artists in a digital music camp to hone their talent and arm them with the know-how to succeed in the music industry.
●       GoWATCH – For movie enthusiasts and those who want to be the next Antonette Jadaone or Cathy Garcia-Molina.  There was a GoWATCH Film Lab in partnership with ANIMA for those who wanted to learn or sharpen their filmmaking, story writing, and production design skills. Film Lab sessions were led by award-winning filmmakers such as Jadoone, Erik Matti, JP Habac, and Jade Castro.
●       GoHUSTLE – A six-stage GoHUSTLE Boss Up Bootcamp where participants learned from topics about creating stories, branding, marketing, finance, and having an entrepreneurial mindset.
●      GoESPORTS – Aspiring esports streamers and casters who wanted to level up their skills underwent training on the basics of content creation, self-presentation, pre-and post-game analysis, and more.
●     GoKOREAN – For K-wave fans who have a passion for fashion, Globe Prepaid Virtual Hangouts teamed up with the top fashion and design school in the country to introduce a full-blown fashion and styling curriculum offered nowhere else.

Virtual Hangouts is best experienced on Globe’s 5G network. Be part of  Globe Virtual Hangouts of The Future launch by visiting

First Philippine Blockchain Week Set in November

Donald Lim, Lead Convenor, Philippine Blockchain Week 2022

International and local experts from the digital and cryptocurrency industries have come together to host the first Philippine Blockchain Week. The week-long event will be held from November 28 to December 4 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom of the Newport World Resorts in Pasay.

Called “Chaintrix” and inspired by the meta universe of the movie the “Matrix”, it seeks to promote inclusiveness by educating more Filipinos about blockchain in order to harness its benefits for the country’s various industries.

Donald Lim, lead convenor of the event, who is considered the Father of Digital Marketing in the Philippines, believes that the country has a strong chance of becoming the “Blockchain Capital of Asia.”

“We have gathered experts from the blockchain ecosystem to discuss this technological advancement and how companies and people can benefit from it. The Philippine Blockchain Week also lets investors and businesses network and explore opportunities in the Philippine market. The Philippines has the numbers to become a blockchain hub. Our population is at 110 million, with a median age of 25. We also have the highest internet penetration and the highest NFT penetration rate of a digital population.” ~Donald Lim, Lead Convenor

Chezka Gonzales, a commercial pilot, Founder of Women of Substance NFT and also a lead convenor of the event, said that they are also targeting students to attend the event.

“This is a good opportunity for them to learn more about this digital evolution and how it has affected and will affect the way things will be done in the future.” ~Chezka Gonzales, a Commercial Pilot, Founder of Women of Substance NFT and also a Lead Convenor

Official Launch of the Philippine Blockchain Week 2022

The other convenors of Chaintrix include Rico Pang, Group CEO, Sanctum Global Ventures; Kate Hancock, Founder, Metaverse XYZ; Daniel Robbins, CEO IBH Media; Oscar Tan Abing, Jr., Founder & CEO, Anotoys Collectiverse; Jay Ha, Co-founder, IP3; James Lim, CEO, Meta Persona; and Tara Kwon, Co-founder, Hyped Collective.

Likewise, industry partners are the Fintech Alliance, Institute of Corporate Directors, Management Association of the Philippines, International Council of Small Business PH, JCI Manila, Rotary District 3830,  and NFT Philippines & Women in blockchain Philippines.

Convenors and industry partners have come together to pledge their support to the holding of the Philippine Blockchain Week 2022

Among the planned activities for Chaintrix include plenary sessions with experts about blockchain, fintech & metaverse, a job fair, business speed dating, golf tournament, NFT gallery, concert, pool party, toy exhibit, gaming expo & tournaments and hackathons, among others.

On December 2, the Philippine Block Awards will be held at the Grand Bar of the hotel where blockchain movers and shakers in the country and the region will be honored. Recognition for the “Most Innovative Use of Blockchain”“Blockchain for Good”, and “Blockchain Transformation Award” will also be handed out. 

For inquiries about the event, you may reach out to the Philippine Blockchain Week Secretariat at or call +63917 8328852.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Ortigas Market Satisfying Community Hunger on Oct. 1

“The Ortigas Market was born out of the desire to empower our local community and help entrepreneurs to recover and rebuild after more than two years of the pandemic.” ~Ed Dames, Chairman & CEO of DTC Promos Inc.
“While the national government continues to mitigate the effects of Covid 19, our company decided to initiate a community building project with Pasig City, Barangay San Antonio and Ortigas Center Association Inc. (OCAI).”
“This alliance between the private sector and the local government has allowed us to provide a venue for our local producers to sell their products to residents in the Ortigas Center and surrounding areas." ~Marissa Dames, DTC’s President & COO
“We are quite excited about the variety of produce offered by our vendor partners that range from international and Pinoy cuisine to artisanal products and local crafts.

They range from start-up Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to veteran entrepreneurs of farmers markets.

“My favorite go-to fruit supplier for many years, Adela Muega, is a pioneer of other markets has made her stake in the Ortigas Market. It is an understatement to say that Adela’s sweet and quality fruits can hold their own place and take center stage in any dessert table. Nothing, but nothing, beats the freshest fruits of the season.”
“Sabroso is how one describes the sinful, delectable and rich dishes served by Monchet Carballo, owner of Sabor de España.  A seasoned advertising and marketing executive who ventured into the food business, Monchet understands the essence of slow cooked food that is prepared according to traditional techniques using the best ingredients. His paella, bacalao, beef salpicao, callos are simply sublime!

Sustainable Accessories made from sea glass gathered by fisherman for designer Isa Pangilinan and Pet Portraits by her sister Marita De Leon are just two of the unique artisan products that Ortigas Market goers can look forward to when they visit the area.

Our media partners Manila Bulletin and the ALC Media group which consists of DWIZ and Home Radio along with Business Mirror, Cook Magazine, Health and Fitness, Pilipino Mirror and our Digital Partner Seven Sharp are all quite supportive of this project and the assistance given to our vendor partners.

"We look forward to more exciting events being unveiled at the Ortigas Market.”

Interested vendors may contact DTC Promos Inc and look for:
Mobile: Marvee - 09655263824 | Joshua - 09271850593 | Richard - 09971743815

Friday, September 2, 2022

GCash bridges financial inclusion to economic growth through public sector partnerships

To serve the unbanked population, ensure financial inclusion, accelerate innovations, and ultimately achieve economic growth, the fintech sector should strengthen partnership with Local Government Units (LGU) and the public sector. This was one of the main highlights during the second annual “One with the Nation” conference by GCash, the country’s leading mobile wallet.

This year’s conference with the theme “Innovative and Inclusive: The Future of Digital Financial Services” made a bigger splash this year with a hybrid set-up held at the SEDA Hotel in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig and streamed simultaneously online via Zoom, with public sector partners and members of the media in attendance.

During the event, industry leaders and top government officials, led by Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Felipe Medalla, gathered in one venue to share crucial insights on the future of digital financial services.

“The Philippines has made progress in digitizing retail payments while broadening financial inclusion. Recently, the BSP observed that more Filipinos are choosing to pay through digital means. In fact, the share of digital payments to total retail payment volume in the country grew from 20.1 percent in 2020 to 30.3 percent in 2021. The government continues to lead the path to digitalization with 96.7 percent of its total payment transactions and disbursements already in digital form.” ~Felipe Medalla, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor

Given the rapid growth of digital payments and services, the conference also put a spotlight on how LGUs can integrate safe online payments into their services.

“The adoption of digital payments by the local government is, I think, really, the best way to expand the digital space in the country - where the local government really opt for e-wallets and payments in paying taxes or business registration. That’s something that LGUs can do a lot more.” ~Mary Jean Pacheco, Department of Trade and Industry Assistant Secretary

In her speech, GCash president and CEO Martha Sazon acknowledged that there’s still a long way to go to fully achieve financial inclusion.

“There’s still so much more we can do. We ask for your support once again as we continue to work to make a positive impact in the lives of Filipinos, especially those who need our help the most. We look to you, our partners, as we continue together onward and upward with a shared vision of a better future for Filipinos.” ~Martha Sazon, GCash President and CEO

Addressing the importance of partnerships between public and private sectors, GCash chief customer officer Winsley Bangit also said that joint effort from these sectors is crucial in its pursuit of finance for all.

“At GCash, we remain steadfast in being a partner with the central bank’s drive for financial inclusion as well as digitalization. And of course, your presence here today really shows that the partnership between private and public sectors are really important in nation building, in making sure that nobody gets left behind, especially sa economic recovery ng ating bansa. More and more Filipinos are realizing the benefits of digital payments, specifically 66 million Filipinos or around 4 out of 5 adults now put their trust in GCash.” ~Winsley Bangit, GCash Chief Customer Officer

While more and more Filipinos are becoming more receptive to digital financial services, GCash also takes this as an opportunity to continue improving and innovating its services. For instance, beyond convenient digital payment options, GCash also offers millions of Filipinos a wide range of financial services from insurance to investment, and loans, and lifestyle needs with GInsure, GInvest, GLoan, GGives, GLife, and so much more.

In terms of reaching more communities, including micro, small, and medium enterprises, tricycle drivers, and market vendors which have a big contribution to the acceleration of economic growth of the country, GCash also helps in easy access to cashless payments through the promotion of the government's Paleng-QR Ph initiative.

Through continuous collaboration with LGUs and the public sector, GCash remains firm in its mission of making financial inclusion a reality for all Filipinos – building a reliable digital ecosystem that fosters sustainable economic growth.

For more information, visit

About GCash
GCash (G-Xchange, Inc.) is the #1 Finance App in the Philippines. Through the GCash App, 66M registered users can easily purchase prepaid airtime; pay bills at over 1,600 partner billers nationwide; send and receive money anywhere in the Philippines, even to other bank accounts; purchase from over 5.2M partner merchants and social sellers; and get access to savings, credit, loans, insurance and invest money, and so much more, all at the convenience of their smartphones. GCash is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mynt (Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc.), the first and only duacorn in the Philippines.

GCash was recognized by The Asian Banker (TAB) and by the IDC in 2021 for its outstanding digital financial inclusion programs.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

UNIQLO Highlights Today’s Classics with its Fall/Winter 2022 Collection

Japanese global apparel retailer UNIQLO redefines what classics are with the launch of its Fall/Winter 2022 collection. Dubbed Today’s Classics, the new collection of LifeWear is filled with wardrobe staples that have been reinvented to adapt to the needs of today’s lifestyle.

Uniqlo U 2022 Fall/Winter began with the idea of a capsule wardrobe that could fit into a single suitcase, adaptable enough to take you through an entire season with essentials that pay special attention to functionality and versatility. 

A New Genderless Offering 
The men’s and women’s design teams worked together to create a concise collection of genderless essentials such as the practical pocketable long coat and workwear-inspired utility short blouson jacket, varied in size but not design, that reflect a modern approach to dressing. Boxy silhouettes and roomy proportions are suited to many body types and layer effortlessly with both the men’s and women’s garments.

Essentials for our Lifestyles
The women’s collection features carefully considered essentials that provide practicality, comfort, and versatility in our daily lives. Utilitarian, layered silhouettes are both beautiful and functional: coats made for commuting, soft wool knits, menswear-inspired shirts, classic high-waisted jeans with a modern, rounded leg. The men’s lineup is a thoughtfully curated, versatile collection of pieces designed for city life and outdoor pursuits. Generous, boxy layers made of soft wool, flannel and cotton jersey bring a sense of warmth and comfort. The perfect chino pants modernize the classic workwear style with a wide, tapered leg. 

A range of sophisticated new colors - bright ochre yellow, purple, washed red and warm white - complement rich neutrals, grounded in nature.


The lineup includes 25 items for women, 22 items for men, and 1 items for kids. 

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UNIQLO R&D Centers
Uniqlo U is a collection of “Future LifeWear Essentials.” The world-class designers and patternmakers in the Paris design team reimagine everyday clothing using innovative materials and new, contemporary silhouettes. Each season is designed with the highest precision and in pursuit of a simplified, modern wardrobe. 

UNIQLO R&D Centers are places for experimentation, spaces to try new ideas, innovate and create. The Paris R&D Center complements other UNIQLO R&D Centers in Tokyo, Shanghai, New York, and Los Angeles. 

Christophe Lemaire 
Christophe Lemaire has been designing his namesake collection since 1991. He has also served as Artistic Director of Lacoste and Artistic Director of women’s ready-to-wear at Hermès. In 2015, he partnered with UNIQLO, resulting in the UNIQLO AND LEMAIRE collaboration collections for Fall/Winter 2015 and Spring/Summer 2016. Christophe Lemaire was appointed Artistic Director of the UNIQLO Paris R&D Center in 2016, where he and his handpicked team of designers create the Uniqlo U collection. 

About UNIQLO LifeWear
Apparel that comes from the Japanese values of simplicity, quality, and longevity. Designed to be of the time and for the time, LifeWear is made with such modern elegance that it becomes the building blocks of each individual’s style. A perfect shirt that is always being made more perfect. The simplest design hiding the most thoughtful and modern details. The best in fit and fabric made to be affordable and accessible to all. LifeWear is clothing that is constantly being innovated, bringing more warmth, more lightness, better design, and better comfort to people’s lives.

About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing
UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese retail holding company with global headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. UNIQLO is the largest of eight brands in the Fast Retailing Group, the others being GU, Theory, PLST (Plus T), Comptoir des Cotonniers, Princesse tam.tam, J Brand and Helmut Lang. With global sales of approximately 2.13 trillion yen for the 2021 fiscal year ending August 31, 2021 (US $19.4 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2021 rate of $1 = 109.9 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer. 

UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world's most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a global brand. Today the company has a total of more than 2,300 stores across the world, including Japan, Asia, Europe and North America. In 2010 UNIQLO established a social business in Bangladesh together with the Grameen Bank and currently there are more than 15 Grameen-UNIQLO stores, mostly located in Dhaka.

With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere.  For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit and