Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Get up to 25% Discount as Hanabishi Joins Shopee and Lazada’s 3.3 Sale

Get ready for the appliance 3.3 sale on Shopee and Lazada from Hanabishi. You can expect exciting promotions!

Hanabishi’s 3.3 Sale Flexicombo, Buy two (2) items and get ₱50 off

Starting to feel the summer heat? Cool the air with the Hanabishi High Velocity Mini Jumbo Fan. Add a Hanabishi Coffee Maker for your relaxing afternoon iced coffee. Get two of any of these select items and get P50 discount. On sale are the following Hanabishi Water Kettle 1.7L, Hanabishi Aesthetic Rice Cooker, Hanabishi Portable Stove, and Hanabishi Flat Iron. This Buy 2 and Get P50 off promo comes with a free apron and ecobag.

Hanabishi’s 3.3 Flash Extra

It’s the time of the year to get that summer body ready. Hanabishi has an array of kitchen appliances that can help you prepare healthier meals. The Hanabishi Low Sugar Multi-Function Rice Cooker is perfect for you. Coupled with the Digital Air Fryer that will surely make your meals less greasy. You may also create fun time with your family baking healthy chicken or vegetable recipes using the Hanabishi Electric Oven. You can cut meat tenderizing time by using the Hanabishi Digital Pressure Cooker. Catch the Hanabishi 3.3 lash Extra Sale to get up to 25% off, plus voucher and shipping discount!

3.3 Crazy Brand Mega Offer

Hanabishi’s Crazy Brand Mega Offer is up to 21% discount, plus voucher and shipping discount using the shipping icon in Shopee and Lazada’s 3.3 Sale. 

The Hanabishi Digital Pressure Cooker (HDIGPC10in1) makes healthy cooking easier. This multi-function pressure cooker can also be used as a steamer, slow-cooker and even cook rice. Included in the Crazy Brand Mega Offer are the Low Sugar Rice Cooker that can reduce the unhealthy starch from your rice up to 35%.  For the health-conscious family members, buy them a 7 liter Hanabishi Digital Air Fryer for less or no oil fried food. For bigger families with bigger cooking needs, take the 30-liter Air Fryer which has a rotisserie function. This is large enough to air fry almost two kilos of chicken at one go. 

Hanabishi 3.3 Brand Mega Offer
If you are looking for home appliances that will easily blend with any home color or theme, checkout Hanabishi’s Pearl White Series. Avail of these elegant looking rice cookers in various sizes, electric water kettle, toaster, oven toaster, water dispenser, and electric fans. Snatch it up with a discount up to 21% and get a voucher and shipping discount, just use shipping icon. 
Don’t miss the Hanabishi 3.3 sale in Shopee and Lazada! 

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/.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

WalterMart eyes UNLI-Fresh expansion with Mayani, rolls out Palengke Day

Shoppers flock the UNLI-Fresh grocery pavilion of WalterMart and MAYANI as they fill their shopping bags with freshly-harvest produce for only P399

Supermarket chain leader WalterMart is strengthening its shopper relevance and casting a bigger community reach through its various shopping formats this 2023, particularly its flagship innovation UNLI-Fresh 399 with fast-growing agri-fisheries firm MAYANI.

With a retail network of 45 stores spanning the entire Luzon, WalterMart has already institutionalized this anticipated weekend shopping bonanza – which now moves metric tons of harvest per day - by unveiling its provincial and Metro Manila caravans for the first quarter of this year: Cavite, Batangas, and Bulacan for February, then Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Muntinlupa, and Calabarzon region this March.

Building on this shopping energy is also the roll-out of the first ever "Palengke Day" in WalterMart Muntinlupa this February 17 to 19 which seeks to put a modern take on the concept of "bagsakan" and enable even the nearby "palengke"  vendors to avail of freshly-sourced everyday local products such as onions and eggs, two of the most in-demand staples now given the recent supply challenges.  

“We will provide value to our customers and to our community through: FRESH – commodities of utmost quality, reasonably priced, sourced from our local farmers and cooperatives with our alagang WM personalized service; SAVINGS – everyday savings with competitively-priced merchandise and options for private labels and house brands; and CONVENIENCE – provide complete assortment in a clean, safe, and comfortable one-stop shop with fast transactions both offline and online. Sharing the same vision with MAYANI, we always aim to bring good value products to our customers and provide a better life to our partner farmers.” ~Rose Caalam, General Manager of WalterMart Supermarket

Tracing its beginnings as a small community supermarket in 1992, WalterMart now boasts of over 20,000 competitively-priced items and key consumer-oriented milestones including the mounting of Palengke Fresh with MAYANI during the height of the lockdown, its 5S Safe Shopping Program, and its CallMeWally same-delivery grocery delivery service – all under the aegis of its service campaign of “More to Love at WalterMart.”

“We will continue to innovate our joint offerings with WalterMart while being steadfast in our mission-first approach of strengthening those institutional market linkages for our smallholder growers and producers. Agriculture is a foundational and priority sector for the country, and we are optimistic that with the ecosystem of partners we developed over the years, MAYANI can drive more value for shoppers while creating positive social good across our agri-value chain.” ~Robert Esquillo, Partnerships Manager of MAYANI

Friday, February 17, 2023

The Fun and Functional UNIQLO Spring/Summer 2023 Collection

Global apparel retailer UNIQLO announces the launch of the Uniqlo U 2023 Spring/Summer collection starting February 17. Designed by Artistic Director Christophe Lemaire and his UNIQLO R&D team in Paris, the new collection themed A Sense of Ease offers a modern, timeless modular wardrobe centered on clothes that make life easier.

Layering pieces in soft, matte cotton and refreshing AIRism cotton meet airy utilitarian outerwear to create a complete range of versatile basics with often unexpected, always thoughtfully considered proportions. A playful yet elegant color palette combines understated neutrals and rich blues and beiges with bright pops of green, orange, yellow, purple, and pink.

Womenswear offers versatility; refined, seamless activewear is interchangeable between exercise and everyday life. Tailoring is soft and easy. A sheer shirt with patch pockets in matte-finish cotton is a fresh staple. The new jeans are slightly curved with a fitted leg to create a fresh silhouette.

A complete range of versatile basics for a modern yet timeless look. Seersucker striped shirts and cotton shorts are cut wide for an easy summer silhouette. An oversized utility jacket is a new proportion for outerwear. The crew neck 3/4 sleeve T-shirt has been further perfected with a boxy fit. Parachute pants are utilitarian and effortless with adjustable drawstrings at the hem.

BLOCKTECH hats and jet caps, and a new bucket bag in two sizes marry form and function, while the beloved drawstring shoulder bag returns for another season.


The lineup includes 27 items for women, 23 items for men, and 7 items for accessories. 

Lineup and Pricing

Note: The above prices are provisional and subject to change

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 Herm├Ęs. 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 2.3 trillion yen for the 2022 fiscal year ending August 31, 2022 (US $16.6 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2022 rate of $1 = 138.7 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 2,400 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 around 20 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 www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.

Thursday, February 9, 2023

SM Supermalls rolls out PH’s biggest chain of e-Vehicle charging stations nationwide

Going on a road trip using your e-Vehicle?

Never worry about running out of juice while exploring the country because traveling sustainably has now been made possible and much more convenient as SM Supermalls rolls out additional Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in multiple locations nationwide.

From an initial rollout in 2022 of 15 EV charging stations in Metro Manila alone and one in SM City Baguio, SM Supermalls will be opening EV charging stations from Luzon to Mindanao so shoppers and travelers can charge e-nywhere, as long as there is an SM mall. Check out the list of additional locations below: 

  • SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown
  • SM City Clark
  • SM City Trece Martires
  • SM City Sta. Rosa
  • Sky Ranch Tagaytay
  • SM City Naga
  • SM City Cebu
  • SM Seaside City Cebu
  • SM City CDO Uptown
  • SM CDO Downtown Premier
  • SM Lanang Premier

Each SM mall will have one Wallbox Pulsar Plus AC charger with charging power of up to 7.4kW and a 5m integrated charging cable. It is compatible with all Type 2 electric cars including Audi e-tron, BMW i3, Hyundai Ioniq, Jaguar, Kia, Range Rover, Renault Zoe, Mercedes Benz EQC, Mini Countryman, Porsche Taycan, Tesla, Volkswagen, Volvo XC T8, as well as Japanese cars Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi Outlander, and China cars such as BYD, Weltmeister, and Chery. 

The charging stations are open from 10 am to 10 pm daily. And the good news is, charging your e-Vehicle at SM is FREE!

SM Supermalls is the first mall chain to establish in-mall e-Vehicle charging sites in the Philippines, with multiple installed chargers in 27 malls nationwide. Since 2022, SM Supermalls has made traveling anywhere in a sustainable and worry-free way is possible!

The free EV charging station further advances the Zero Emissions agenda of SM, helping decrease carbon footprint while addressing air pollution concerns all over the country.

Also, this initiative supports The SM Green Movement that enables more Filipinos to make sustainable lifestyle choices including having e-Vehicles. This promotes the use of a more sustainable and cleaner alternative form of transportation that is supported, encouraged, and made even more accessible by the government. These charging stations are a result of SM Supermalls’ partnership with the Department of Energy, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Trade and Industry to accelerate the government’s sustainability initiatives. 

To know more about SM Supermalls’ EV Charging Stations, check out this link. Visit www.smsupermalls.com and follow @smsupermalls on all social media platforms for news and updates on exciting deals and promos. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Kiwa Express Opens in Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Offering Authentic, Premium and Affordable Korean Cuisine

Kiwa Express opened its doors at Ayala Malls Manila Bay, introducing to mall patrons exceptional Korean dining options at an affordable price point. The quick-service casual Korean restaurant is an offshoot of Kiwa Korean Grill at Solaire Resort, promising to bring premium Korean menu offerings not yet offered by other Korean restaurants.

“I’ve been operating Kiwa Restaurant in Solaire since 2015 and there has been this growing demand from Filipino regulars wanting easier access to my authentic Korean food. It is true-to-heart Korean food. Not fusion. Not localized. And we offer high-caliber and quality Korean cuisine at a very affordable price...the quality is identical to the food that they would sample from Kiwa in Solaire.” ~Dr. David Shim, CEO and owner of Kiwa Express

“Authentic” is an important aspect of the Kiwa Express experience for Dr. Shim. The unapologetic authenticity of his food is the key to his success. 

Kiwa Express menu features items hand-picked by Dr. Shim and classified as Kiwa signature dishes or chef’s special recommendations. He explains his personal recommendation for first-time diners, ”Kiwa Galbitang, the Korean version of bulalo. I will guarantee you that it will make you very happy.” The hearty, nourishing beef stew is a great gateway to the world of Korean food. Beef short ribs are stewed slowly in aromatics resulting in a clean, delicate broth that is a feast to the senses. Dr. Shim also highly recommends the must-try Kimchi Jjigae -- a warming, spicy stew highlighting their signature kimchi, Doenjang Jjigae, Jap Chae, and Shrimp Tempura. 

Portion sizes in Kiwa Express are priced according to individual servings. There are also family-sized options for diners who come in big groups. Packaged meal sets are offered to make ordering easier for customers.

Dr. Shim believes Korean food will continue to be popular among Filipinos.
“I observe food being served to the general public is too much of fast food and instant food. It is too salty, sweet, deep fried and harmful to your health.  Korean food offers a healthy alternative as it uses generous portions of vegetables. Kiwa Korean food, in particular, is not instant nor ready-made food, and always delivered via on-site preparation and cooking. I hope to provide healthier alternative for Filipino people for better well-being. This restaurant is our launch pad, the model on which new branches will be based. When this clicks, we already have other upcoming outlets." ~Dr. David Shim, CEO and owner of Kiwa Express

Kiwa Express in Ayala Malls Manila Bay is the first of many branches already in the works. 

Kiwa Express in Ayala Malls Manila Bay is the first of many branches already in the works. “This restaurant is our launch pad, the model on which new branches will be based. When this clicks, we already have other upcoming outlets.” 

Kiwa Express is located at the 3rd floor, Building B, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Macapagal Boulevard corner Aseana Avenue, Paranaque City. For inquiries, guests can call (02) 7004 7472 or send a message via Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/kiwaexpress/) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089962269105).

Kyndryl report finds only 7% of organizations in ASEAN are focused on building the right data and AI foundation for their business

Kyndryl (NYSE:KD), the world’s largest IT infrastructure services provider, recently launched a report, 5 Insights to Help Organizations Build Scalable AI, in collaboration with technology research and advisory firm Ecosystm. The report, which uses feedback from five hundred C-suite leaders across ASEAN, aims to address data and AI challenges faced by organizations in ASEAN, and provide recommendations for them to build scalable strategies that deliver business impact.
Every successful organization today has embraced digital transformation, with data and AI initiatives at the core. However, ASEAN sees some common challenges that have disrupted the effective implementation of data and AI solutions. The study results found that 48% of participants remain challenged with integrating AI solutions with existing systems, 38% with collecting data from multiple internal sources, and 34% with the quality of data.


“Executives across the ASEAN region understand that data is the foundation of their innovation and transformation journey. However, building and implementing a holistic data strategy is not easy and we see common challenges around data integration, quality and governance. Trust in the data and subsequent AI models is critical to truly embrace a data driven DNA across the organisation and this trust in the data layer is missing in the majority of organisations today.” ~Ullrich Loeffler, CEO of Ecosystem

Based on the study results, the joint research report offers several key insights to guide organizations as they look into building scalable AI. These include:
  1. Data Access a Key Stumbling Block 
The report reveals that the maturity level of Data and AI adoption across ASEAN varies, and only 7% of participants focus on building the right data and AI foundation. True insights can only be derived from a consistent and complete dataset that has no data gaps. Building that dataset requires key conditions such as a focus on clean and trusted data, a data interoperability strategy, and synthetic data generation to bridge data gaps. 
  1. Organizations Need Data Creativity 
A true data-first organization derives value from their data and AI investments across the entire organization, and organizations in ASEAN recognize that. Over the next two years from 2023 through 2024, 77% of participants will increase the use of AI and Data solutions for customer experience, 75% for human resources and 72% for marketing. The returns on investment will be measured in financial terms internally such as increase in profit margins, cost optimization, reduction of operating costs, and so on – across all lines of business, including IT. This will help identify and prioritize business cases for data.
  1. Governance Not Built into Organizational Psyche 
According to the report, lack of an internal policy and limited understanding of the risks (36%) are the two biggest challenges of an effective data governance policy in ASEAN. Data governance policies formulated by data-first organizations should include accountability and ownership guidelines, standardized regulations, a dedicated data stewardship team and a regular process for re-evaluation of the policies set up.
  1. Lack of End-to-End Data Lifecycle Management 
It is critical for organizations to have observability, intelligence, and automation built into the entire data lifecycle. Building a data infrastructure that is ready for current needs but may not be able to support future business requirements as data continues to proliferate, represents a myopic view. An enterprise Data Fabric, on the other hand, futureproofs organizations as it speeds up and simplifies access to data assets across the entire business. The metadata generated by the Data Fabric will include business, technical, and operational data, which can generate insights for the entire business if managed intelligently.
  1. Democratization of Data and AI Should Be the Goal 
The true value of data and AI solutions will be fully realized when the people who benefit from the solutions are the actual users managing the solutions and running the queries. However, only 10% of organizations in ASEAN have business teams managing or maintaining AI solutions. Building scalable AI will require organizations to empower citizen data scientists through training, and access to user friendly tools that help them gather the right information for the right insights and make data-driven decisions a norm for the business.
“Data and AI initiatives across organizations in the Philippines are surging as they seek to drive growth, transformation and sustainability agendas. IT and business leaders see potential in leveraging Data and AI to unlock real-time insights and deliver the agility that is required to succeed in today’s competitive and volatile market. To truly embark on their transformation journeys, organizations need a strong data management ecosystem as the foundation. Kyndryl’s deep expertise in Data Management and AI can help them achieve this – starting with consulting through to execution and ongoing management of their data landscape.” ~Wilson Go, Managing Director, Kyndryl Philippines
For more information on the study, please visit the website here.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Ortigas Market Release for Medical Mission

Getz Pharma GM Averell Gaspar and Ortigas Market Organizer Marizza Dames, welcomed more than 100 beneficiaries who availed of the package of free services including consultation, medicine, laboratory at the Medical Mission held last january 21 in Pasig City.

In grateful appreciation for the service of the sanitation staff, security personnel and traffic enforcers who keep Ortigas Market clean and safe, DTC Promos Inc. and Getz Pharma held a Medical Mission on January 21, 2023 in Pasig City.

Under its health advocacy program, Galing ng Every Juan, Getz Pharma fielded doctors, clinicians and a pharmacist to provide laboratory, consultancy, spirometry, bone screening, health and nutrition counselling as well as free medicines to more than a hundred beneficiaries from Pasig City, Ortigas Center Association (OCAI) and Ortigas Market vendors.

The Medical Mission is part of the commitment of DTC Promos Inc., the organizer of the Ortigas Market, to promote wellness in the community.

Averell Gaspar, General Manager of Getz Pharma, explained that the medical mission was their way of thanking this sector and giving them access to free health care through a whole package of services offered during the event.

Atty. Diego Luis Santiago, Pasig City Deputy Administrator was also on hand to thank Mr. Gaspar, for the generous donations which also included food vouchers that could be redeemed in exchange for food and drink sold by the Market vendor partners.

The Ortigas Market opened last October 1, 2022 as a social enterprise of DTC Promos Inc., in partnership with the City of Pasig, Barangay San Antonio and Ortigas Center Association Inc. (OCAI).

The Market is open every Saturday from 5 a.m. to 2 pm. Visitors come to the Market to savor culinary delights as well as feast their aesthetic sense with unique crafts from all over the Metropolis.

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

The Market is also supported by UNOX Ovens, SySu International, All About Baking, Gifted Minds PR Agency and other institutional partners.   

For more information, visit the Ortigas Market FB Page or contact Joana Liza Canoy/ Mobile # 09616661912, Joshua Delos Reyes# Mobile # 09271850593 and Richard Bayles/Mobile # 09971743815.

So you’re looking for the sweetest valentine? SM Supermalls’ gotchu!

Whether you’re single but not going solo, in a committed relationship, or just happy and in love with the fam, SM Supermalls will give you the sweetest Valentine’s Day ever!

SM Supermalls has got a slew of activities coming up for you from February 1 to 14. So if you are looking for ways to celebrate the sweetest valentine, look no further because SM Supermalls’ gotchu!

Keep the love burning with the sweetest dining deals
They say food is the way to a man’s heart. So why not treat your SO to a sumptuous dining experience? With hundreds of restaurants to choose from, SM got lotsa lovin’ vibe to share and the sweetest dining deals to offer. Plus, there are very cute dining spots and IG-worthy outdoor hubs to dine into. But if you want a more romantic ambiance, there are also alfresco spots available for you!

Self-love is the best kind of love
Experience the euphoria of self-love at your favorite SM mall when you gift yourself with a few pampering items. From skin care packages and discounts on fashion items to solo dining promos, SM will definitely shower you with tons of sweet self-love deals to enjoy a love-filled month.

Sweets for your sweet at the Sweet A-fair
What’s Valentine’s Day without a Sweet A-fair? If you’re looking for the sweetest Valentine’s gifts, there’s no need to scour far and wide just to get them. Check out SM Supermalls’ pop-up bazaar and get your hands on sweet items like chocolates, cakes, and other treats to spoil your loved ones.

Dance to sweet beats and retro nights
This season of love, give your fangirl/fanboy self a sweet reward at the mini-concert held every weekend from February 1 to 14. Your favorite DJs and Tiktok artists will play beats from the 1980s to the 2000s so be there and catch their one-of-a-kind performances.

Make room for Sweet Vibes only!
Everyone deserves a special someone who can take good IG photos. But if you don’t have one, it’s A-ok. You can grab your friends and capture the love at the Sweet Beats Stage or at the V-day installations that will surely make this year's heart's day extra memorable for you.

Kiss and Treat at the furry kissing booth
Let your furry friends sashay away in Valentine’s Day-inspired costumes at the activity center and get a chance to win amazing prizes.

Or, if you don’t have pets to flex, you can still experience sweet puppy love. Check out SM Supermalls’ cutest and sweetest Kissing Booth featuring trained dogs. And the best part is, it’s absolutely free!

Nothing says "sweet valentine's day" like shopping, dining, and getting entertained at SM Supermalls. So come and celebrate the sweetest Valentine’s at your favorite SM mall!

For more sweet V-day ideas, visit www.smsupermalls.com or follow @smsupermalls on social media.