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Friday, July 19, 2019

Get your eco-friendly beauty on Kiehl's Made Better campaign

Oh how we love skincare products. No matter how much the price tag is, some of us splurge on those. Now, if you have empty skincare bottles lying around in your makeup cabinet. Dont throw your items away. Recycling your empty bottles can help
you protect the environment and it let you earn some Kiehls skincare samples for free.  Sound too good to be true? Yes, you hear it right here.   

Kiehls PH partners with Save Philippine Seas for the launch of Made Better campaign last July 18 with celebrity ambassadors Mond and Richard Gutierrez at Greenbelt 5, Makati.  

Together with celebrity twins, Mond and Richard Gutierrez, Kiehl’s Philippines brought attention to the protection and conservation of marine life. Proceeds from the sale of limited-edition Made Better products will fund the preservation of Anilao, which Kiehl’s Philippines is adopting as its island beneficiary.

Made Better is a global campaign that spotlights environmental issues. It is Kiehl’s commitment to create products that are naturally derived, sustainably sourced, and responsibly packaged and manufactured. Another pillar of the initiative is Kiehl’s gives, the brand’s philanthropic arm, which allows Kiehl’s to provide key opinion leaders with a platform to bring attention to their advocacies. 

Made Better Event Launch 
The event was hosted by lifestyle maven, Janeena Chan. Followed by opening words from Kiehl’s Brand Director Kaila Nicdao, and Kiehl’s Senior Product Manager Joan Hwang, guests were treated to the release of this year’s Made Better campaign video featuring Mond & Richard Gutierrez. 

“The time is now to make the world a better place for future generations of Filipinos by supporting sustainable efforts to conserve and preserve our most precious resource: our seas,” shares Mond Gutierrez.

In the video, the twins discuss the many problems faced by our waters while sharing tips to create a sustainable future. In addition, the video highlights the efforts from Save Philippine Seas (SPS). Established in 2011, Save Philippine Seas is a registered non-profit organization determined to clean and protect marine life in the Philippines.

Save Philippine Seas has three pillars: education, engagement, and empowerment. We want Filipinos to mobilize different initiatives for collective action and behavior change,” said Anna Oposa, Chief Mermaid for Save Philippine Seas.As a Kiehl’s user, I am really excited about the campaign. I really believe that the way forward to take care of the Earth is by working with different companies – like Kiehl’s. Kiehl’s is sincere in what they’re trying to do, and they’ve created ambitious targets to achieve them.”

Rejuvenate Your Skin and the Earth this July
Starting August, all Kiehl’s Since 1851 stores nationwide will offer limited-edition Made Better variants of two beloved customer favorites:

·       Calendula Toner 125ml 
Gentle ingredients such as Calendula Flower Petals and Great Burdock Root Extract are blended to cleanse and rejuvenate normal and oily skins. Each 125mL bottle of the Calendula Toner is made of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic.

·       Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream 50ml
Experience 24-hour hydration with a lightweight gel moisturizer for oily and normal skins. Naturally-derived ingredients such as Imperata Cylindrica (Desert Plant Extract) and Glacial Glyocoprotien leaves the skin feeling instantly refreshed.

Each limited-edition bottle will feature art specially designed by the Gutierrez twins. The cover design is inspired by a stunning underwater photograph taken by Richard Gutierrez during a diving expedition.

“The fact that we get to use Richard’s photographs for the cause is more meaningful for us,” says Mond Gutierrez. “It’s a first hand account of really how beautiful the oceans are. So, that’s what we wanted to highlight by using his photography as the backdrop.”

Proceeds from each bottle of limited-edition Made Better products sold will directly fund Save Philippines Seas’ and Kiehl’s Philippines partnership to preserve Anilao.

“I do know that Mond and Richard are avid divers,” adds Oposa. “And as divers, we have a shared love for the sea. And we have a shared passion in making sure that in twenty to thirty years, we can still dive in all the beautiful sites in the Philippines.”

Limited-Edition Calendula Toner 125ml (PHP 1,450) and Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream 50ml (PHP 1,750) are available starting August 2019 at all Kiehl’s retail stores nationwide. 

Customers are encouraged to recycle their Kiehl’s bottles at all stores. These bottles will be recycled into trash bins which will be deployed to Kiehl’s partner barangay—Anilao. Three recycled bottles can be exchanged for a travel-sized sample of any product of their choice. 

For more information, visit Kiehl’s Philippines on Facebook or Instagram @kiehlsphilippines or  

Mang Inasal honors Session Groceries’ Iloisa Romaraog-Diga

Amid sensational stories that often hog media headlines, it is always reaffirming to know about Filipinos who go the extra mile to champion the welfare of others. Aiming to honor the noteworthy contribution of Filipinos whose passion and commitment go beyond the call of duty, Mang Inasal therefore conceived the yearly Gawad PiliPinoy.

Now on its fourth year, the Gawad PiliPinoy is an annual recognition given by Mang Inasal to selfless, local modern-day heroes who use their skills and competence to push advocacies that create a positive impact on communities. 

“The Gawad PiliPinoy was actually inspired by the Chicken Inasal, the top-selling branded grilled chicken of Mang Inasal, that has been known for its 2-in-1 sa Laki, Nuot sa Ihaw Sarap. Gawad PiliPinoy awardees are Filipinos who passionately pursue advocacies on top of their respective day jobs or careers, and whose genuine concern for others have driven them to go out of their way to create meaningful impact on the lives of their fellowmen,” explained Mang Inasal Marketing Head Aileen Natividad.

For 2019, in ceremonies held recently at the Blue Leaf Events Pavilion, Mang Inasal awarded the Gawad PiliPinoy to Iloisa Romaraog-Diga, Sales and Marketing Head and Co-founder of the e-commerce site, Session Groceries. 

Session Groceries is an online store in Baguio City which Diga helped form in 2016 after years of working as a financial analyst. In 2018, after being made aware of the plight of Benguet farmers who were forced to dispose their vegetable harvests due to oversupply, Diga decided to offer Session Groceries’ online platform to link the farmers to potential customers.

The partnership proved effective and has since been helping Benguet farmers command better price for their produce. As of this writing, Session Groceries has assisted 25 individual farmers

“Our goal is to help farmers earn more. Pinaghihirapan kasi nila (ang kanilang mga pananim), tapos para mabulok at itapon lang nila ang mga ito – nakapanghihinayang! (Farmers toil hard to produce these crops. So it saddens us to see their farm produce rotting because they could not be sold right away!),”said Diga. 

“Ang Session Groceries ay paraan para mabigyan ng mas mabuting kaugnayan ang farmers at mga consumers. (Session Groceries provides a more effective distribution link between farmers and consumers.) We want to provide a platform where everyone can have a win-win situation: better revenues for farmers and fresh produce for consumers,” explained Diga.

For Iloisa, there’s still a long way to go, but as long as there’s a platform, strategy, and people who share the same advocacy, everyone can work together in bringing dignity back to the hearts of Filipino farmers.

Buffalo Wild Wings streams the Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman battle on July 21, 2019

Get ready for hard-hitting fun as Buffalo Wild Wings streams the Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman battle on July 21, 2019. You’ll practically have ringside seats to one of the biggest fights of the year.

As a much-celebrated American sports bar, Buffalo Wild Wings will let you enjoy the Pacquiao-Thurman match in welcoming interiors, complete with 30+ HD flat-screen TVs, allowing guests to watch, celebrate and cheer on their favorite boxer in a fun, social atmosphere—replicating the experience of the kind of energy inside the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

For reservations and inquiries, pls call Buffalo Wild Wings - S Maison Conrad Manila (02) 777 2905;  Estancia Mall at Capitol Commons (02) 632 7489; Glorietta Mall (02) 832 5726;  Uptown Mall BGC (02) 801 5993 and Vista Mall Sta. Rosa (049) 544-7795

Thursday, July 18, 2019

The world is better when we come together at Max's Restaurant

Max's Restaurant launches "Rise Up" the latest "Every Kind of Family" campaign vid and  Max's Rewards card last July 18 at Greebelt 4, Makati. The event was attended by Max's executives Marketing Director Mark de Joya and Max's Chief Operating Officer Paolo Serrano. 

Max’s Restaurant’s "Rise Up" is the newest installment of its ‘Every Kind of Family’ campaign, it has a far lighter take on kindness, respect, collaboration, and working together for the good of everyone. This vid is so cute and moving. 

Here's the good news for Max's diners. For every P1k minimum single receipt food purchase you'll get the Max's Rewards card. Get a 10% discount the next time you dine in starting at P500 to P10k food purchases.

Max’s history of compelling storytelling was recently recognized by the prestigious Asia-Pacific Tambuli Awards as the Advertiser of the Year for coming up with ‘End Alienation,’ which highlights our intrinsic need to belong. This was then followed by ‘Resolutions,’ which proves it’s possible to unite and come together as a family despite our differences. Now, ‘Rise Up’ takes an unexpected twist of celebrating Max’s 74 years of proud existence – its Sarap-To-The-Bones® chicken and how it brings everyone from different walks of life together and foster life-long relationships.

“One of the things our fans have come to love about the brand is our out-of-this-world sense of humor and our belief in seeing the best in people,” shares Max’s Restaurant Chief Operating Officer Paolo Serrano. “With ‘Rise Up,’ we played to these strengths to give people a fresher take on Max’s Restaurant and our message.”

For Serrano, animation and quirky tone aside, ‘Rise Up’ gets to the heart of Max’s Restaurant as an institution; more than The House That Fried Chicken Built, it has also been a place where people of different ages, backgrounds, and beliefs have come together for over seven decades. 

“Max’s has always been a place where people come together for something greater and more meaningful than themselves,” notes Serrano. “Whether it’s celebrating a child’s first birthday, the start of a marriage, or a young adult getting their degree, Max’s has always been that place for people. We have always seen ourselves as part of the communities we are in. It’s also been a place where people passionate about good food, great service, and love of sustainable local cuisine have come together.”

Adds Serrano, “Having Max’s be a part of our fans’ lives has meant a lot to us, and as a gesture of appreciation, we’re now making it easier for everyone to come together at Max’s with our Rewards Card.” With a minimum single-receipt food purchase of PHP1,000 which automatically entitles guests with one card, Every Kind of Family can have all the more memorable dining experiences Every Day to the Max.

This latest must-have allows cardholders an outright 10% discount starting at PHP500 to PHP10,000 food purchase. Even better, card owners can avail a free Max’s Best Plate anytime, seven days before or after their birthday. This special set is where all the best of Max’s come together, like Fried Chicken, Lumpiang Shanghai, Pancit Canton, Max’s Tofu or Chicken Skin, Sweet Kamote Fries, Rice, and a Caramel Bar.

Coming together doesn’t stop there because on July 31, starting 12PM, Max’s is also having another round of Chicken All-You-Can. Make sure to gather your friends, families, or even someone you just met and get your hands on unlimited Max’s Fried Chicken, Soup of the Day, Soft Drinks, and Rice for only PHP399.

Indeed, the world is better when we come together, especially if the heart of each get-together is at Max’s Restaurant, enjoying a plate of Sarap-To-The-Bones Fried Chicken.

To watch Max’s latest film and find more information about the Rewards Card and Chicken All-You-Can, visit Max’s Facebook page.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Exclusive ticket promos and a fun-filled festival for the whole family await Globe customers

Prepare to roar out loud and relive your childhood as the long-awaited remake of the beloved classic, Disney’s The Lion King, finally hits Philippine cinemas this July 17! Directed by Jon Favreau, Disney’s The Lion King journeys to the African savanna where a future king must overcome betrayal and tragedy to assume his rightful place on Pride Rock.

Bring the whole family and enjoy music from the beloved 1994 classic, plus a spectacular all-star cast that includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.. Want to get first dibs on the highly-anticipated film? Globe has got you covered with its exciting promos!

     Score two (2) movie invites on GMovies when you apply or renew your postpaid plan to ThePLAN PLUS 1299 or above via the Globe Online Shop or Globe Stores from July 3-31, 2019
     Score two (2) movie invites via GMovies by applying for a Globe At Home Postpaid plan from July 15 to August 15, 2019 via the Globe Online Shop or Globe Stores. Successful applications will receive an email containing the Gmovies code within 2 working days from installation.
     Purchase a Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi or Xtreme Prepaid WiFifrom the Globe Online Shop from July 17 to August 7, 2019 and receive GMovies invites for four (4) people. 

But the Lion King excitement doesn’t end there! Get ready to #OwnTheChallenge at the Pride Land on July 20, 2019, from 1PM to 10PM at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater. Bring the whole family to this free event open to all, and relive one of the most iconic movies of your childhood. Try out all the fun activities, listen to inspiring speakers, show your support for local entrepreneurs and NGOs, and enjoy a roaring Saturday!

Take on the trials prepared for you: see your coloring creations come to life, enjoy an exhilarating rock climbing session, power up your devices via a rousing bike ride, and strike your fiercest pose!

You can also support local entrepreneurs who’ve lived up to the challenge of providing sustainable and healthy products for the family. Get vegan food, upcycled goods, and self-care items from participating merchants like Jacinto & Lirio, The Bamboo Company, Siklo Pilipinas, In A Nutshell, Eco Love PH, Dream Wide Awake Coffee, OIAM Naturals & Essentials, Bamboo PH, and Botanicals in Bloom.

Take your place in the circle of life and lend Mother Nature a helping hand by making a pledge in preserving our own pride lands. Support local NGOs catering to environmental and wildlife preservation - such as Hineleban Foundation, Save Philippine Seas, Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines, and Philippine Eagle Foundation - by signing up as a volunteer or donating via Globe Rewards and GCash. Get more inspiration on applying sustainability in your daily lives from social entrepreneur Reese Fernandez-Ruiz and more as they share their stories of overcoming their life’s trials at Roaring Conversations.

#OwnTheChallenge in preserving our pride lands and conquer the circle of life with Globe and Disney's The Lion King!

Find out more about these promos by visiting Don’t forget to follow Globe ICON on Facebookand Instagram.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

SEAOIL "Lifetime Free Gas Oh My Gas" Promo is Back!

SEAOIL' s "Lifetime Free Gas, Oh My Gas" promo is making a come back starting this July 18. Its time to gas up at your nearest SEAOIL Gasoline station. The more you gas up, the more you have chances of winning. 

Jayvee dela Fuente, SEAOIL VP for corporate and consumer marketing; Jeffrey Olasa, 2017 Lifetime Free Gas Promo winner; Monica Poliquit, 2017 Lifetime Free Gas Promo winner; Michael Zedrick Sulit, 2018 Lifetime Free Gas Promo winner; Rey Jimenez, SEAOIL senior manager for marketing communications.

SEAOIL recently held a presscon at Makati to announce SEAOIL Lifetime Free Gas promo and introduces last year's winners to the media. 

SEAOIL, the leading independent fuel provider in the Philippines, will be giving away a lifetime supply of free gas to 4 lucky motorists starting this July. The “Lifetime Free Gas, Oh My Gas!” promo, which continues to be the only one of its kind in the world, makes a comeback on its third year. 

            “Following our success from the past two years of the lifetime free gas promo, we want to continue this giveaway to thank our loyal customers for their continued patronage of SEAOIL. The response has been overwhelming, and we are more than happy to return with it once again,” said SEAOIL CEO Glenn Yu
            SEAOIL customers can also expect to win over 100,000 instant prizes through peel-off cards. A total of half a million worth of SEAOIL gift cards will be raffled off in monthly draws. 

            The winners of the promo from the past two years came from different walks of life. Last year’s winners include:

             Michael Sulit of Caloocan City, a SEAOIL user since buying his own car, is the youngest winner at 24 years old and the “bunso” in the family. He uses his free fuel for field work and trips with family and friends and shares it with his siblings who have families of their own. 

            Ernie Linarez is a TNVS operator and driver from Rizal. His monthly fuel savings help pay for his car loan. He is a SEAOIL Believer for years, and his trust and support for the brand paid off when he was drawn as last year’s first winner.
            Joel Dinque, an entrepreneur from North Cotabato is able to provide more for his family, thanks to his fuel savings. As an owner of an auto repair shop, he endorses SEAOIL to his customers because he is a firm believer of their products. 
            Jidy Detuya, a jeepney driver from Agusan del Norte, shares that it was one of his kids who convinced him to gas up at SEAOIL and try his luck at winning free gas. He was skeptical of SEAOIL’s fuels at first but now he endorses it to his relatives and fellow churchgoers. 

To qualify, a customer must gas up at least P500 worth of Extreme 97, Extreme 95, Extreme U, Extreme Diesel fuels and/or SEAOIL Lubricants at any SEAOIL station nationwide. Customers can double their chances of winning if they register at

The “Oh My Gas!” promo runs from July 18 to October 18, 2019. Winners of this year’s promo will be determined via electronic monthly draws in August, September, and November, and a dropbox raffle draw in November.

Get your eco-friendly beauty on Kiehl's Made Better campaign

Oh how we love skincare products. No matter how much the price tag is, some of us splurge on those. Now, if you have empty...