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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Score up to P200 for free when you sign up to PayMaya until September 30!




Unlocking cashless convenience has just gotten more rewarding with PayMaya! This September, score up to P200 when you sign-up to get your own PayMaya account, upgrade, and start using it to shop or send money to your loved ones until the end of the month!



To get your P200 reward from PayMaya, all you have to do is complete these three challenges FOR FREE:

Sign up and upgrade your PayMaya account using an invite code from another PayMaya user to get P100. 

Pro tip: Ask a friend who has an upgraded PayMaya account for his invite code. Both of you will get P100 when you use his code so it’s definitely a win-win!


Earn another P50 after successfully upgrading your account. Just tap ‘Upgrade for Free’ at the app, fill out the necessary information, pose for a quick selfie, and submit a valid ID! Your account will get upgraded within 1-2 days, provided that your requirements are complete and satisfactory.


Start using your PayMaya account! Send at least P1 to a friend or use PayMaya to shop or pay for your bills to get an additional P50!

You can also enjoy more rewards by introducing your friends to the cashless life brought by PayMaya. Make sure your account is upgraded to automatically get an invite code which you can share with your friends. Earn P100 more every time a friend uses your code, and get as much as P5,000 for your referrals!*


Now that you and your friends have your own PayMaya account, you already have access to a fast, secure, and hassle-free way to shop online, pay bills, or send money to your friends. Now you can shop for trendy new outfits at Zalora, book a flight to your dream destination, or even pay for your bills at the comforts of your own home, in the easiest way, even without a credit card.



All that’s left to do is add money to your account. You can choose to do it anytime, anywhere, in more than 30 bank partners via Instapay, or through the more than 40,000 PayMaya Add Money channels nationwide.



When it comes to shopping online or in stores, paying bills, buying load, and sending money–don’t pay cash, PayMaya! Download the PayMaya app now to switch to a fast, secure, and convenient way to pay and unlock awesome rewards along the way.



PayMaya, the digital financial services arm of Voyager Innovations, is the only FinTech company in the Philippines offering integrated consumer and merchant payment solutions with the widest on-ground branch network. It is the first to give millions of Filipinos an e-wallet that allows them to pay cashless transactions at any time of the day, anywhere in the world, and from any device. 



To know how you can maximize your PayMaya account, visit www.paymaya.com/deals

Enjoy awesome cashback rewards and discounts with PayMaya Deals!
Save while you spend! Get the best cashback and discounts on QR payments, bills pay, buy prepaid load, online shopping, send money and deals on partner brands.
www.paymaya.com

*Get as much as P5,000 when you successfully refer 50 friends



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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Spuds and Dairy Culinary Cup Crowns First Champs




It was a culinary battle for the ages, as Potatoes USA and Real California Milk brought together some of the best chefs and culinary students in the country to whip up outstanding Potato and Dairy creations for the first ever Spuds and Dairy Culinary Cup!




The cooking competition, presented by Potatoes USA and the California Milk Advisory Board (Real California Milk), was held last Friday, September 6, 2019 at the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall. The event was hosted by radio DJ Chico Garcia and mommy blogger/influencer Michelle Aventajado.

The exciting competition featured 10 teams made up of one professional chef and one culinary student. Each team had to draw from one of the five meal categories: Appetizer, Brunch, Main, Dessert and Bar Food and prepare a potato dish and a dairy dish.


Chef Rosebud Benitez planning their potato and dairy recipes with her
mentee Christian Cabacungan of PACE Academy.






The teams were given 30 minutes for grocery shopping and a budget of Php 5,000. They had 1 hour and 30 minutes to prep, cook and plate their dishes.


Chef Kit Carpio guides his teammate Grace Baban of Global Culinary and Hospitality Academy




To make things even more challenging, only the students could do all the prepping, mixing, cooking and plating. The chefs were not allowed to touch the ingredients nor prepare any of the food. They could only guide, give tips and taste the food.


Chef Robby Goco checks how much cooking time is left as his partner, Miko Manzano of the Lyceum of the Philippines, hurries to make the finishing touches.




At the end of the cook-off, the winner of the Best U.S. Potato Dish was the team of Chef Victor Barangan and Ria Garcia (student of Enderun Colleges). Their winning dish was Potato Royale with Potato Foam, Potato Tuile and Scotch Egg (Breakfast / Brunch Category). They each brought home a whopping Php 100,000.00 cash prize!



Best U.S. Potato DishPotato Royale with Potato Foam, Potato Tuile and Scotch Egg







For the Best California Dairy Dish, Chef James Antolin and Erik Roy San Luis (student of Center for Culinary Arts Manila) were declared winners for their Mozzarella Wrapped Salmon with Smoked Cheese, Infused Citrus Sauce, Grilled Vegetable Salad, Ricotta-Almond Crumbs and Potato Tuille (Bar Food Category). They won an all-expense paid trip to the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, California for an immersion program!







Best California Dairy DishMozzarella Wrapped Salmon with Smoked Cheese, Infused Citrus Sauce, Grilled Vegetable Salad, Ricotta-Almond Crumbs and Potato Tuille





From left: Chef Victor Barangan, Ria Garcia, Erik Roy San Luis and Chef James Antolin



The board of judges were composed of Mr. Ryan Bedford - Agricultural Attaché of USDA; Mr. Rey Co - President of Hightower, Inc.; Chef Sau Del Rosario - President of Culinarya Pampanga; Ms. Nina Daza-Puyat - Lifestyle Columnist of Manila Bulletin, Editor of Appetite Magazine and cookbook author; and Chef Myrna Segismundo - Chairperson of the National Food Showdown.

The event was such a success that I have a feeling they’re doing it again next year! Kudos to Potatoes USA and Real California Milk!





Here are photos of some of the super tasty food prepared during the competition:



Dairy Dish of Chef Rosebud and Christian (Main Category) Three Cheese Cordon Blue with Pilaf Rice





Potato Dish of Chef Kit and Grace (Dessert Category) Kaiserschmarrn - Torn Potato Pancake with Berry Compote and Potato Vanilla Ice Cream




Potato Dish of Chef Robby and Miko (Appetizer Category) Potato Shrimp Beignet



I must say, competitions like this bring out the chef in me. For days, I’ve been thinking of dishes to prepare that has both potatoes and dairy! And I’ve decided to make a true-blue Pinoy fave! Watch out for it in my next blog post!

Want to create your own potato and dairy dishes? Visit the Potatoes USA Philippines or the Real California Milk Philippines Facebook pages to learn more about U.S. potatoes and California dairy.

Follow Real California Milk on Instagram @realcaliforniamilkphl.

#spudsanddairyculinarycup #potatoesusa #realcaliforniamilk





Tuesday, September 17, 2019

See you at the 3-day CoCo Chill Camp, SM Mega Fashion Hall from Sept 17-19




I have been a fan of milk tea since 2012. I have discovered the rich combination taste when I was in Dubai and worked for a short stint. The moment, my Arabic employer introduced a hot cup of chai tea to me. I have never looked back.  Chai is a combination of black tea, steamed milk, and various Indian herbs and spices. The taste was spicy, creamy and warming.  It has become my comfort tea especially when Im feeling under the weather.



When I got back in Manila in 2013. milk tea with toppings became the craze. I have tasted it all from oolong, green tea, black tea, jasmine, white tea, chamomile, roasted dried tea flower leaves. I have also toured all the milk tea shops here in Manila.  But nothing comes close to Cult favorite milk tea brand Coco, that is if youre a fan of milk teas with toppings (boba, pearl and pudding)

When Coco introduced 2 ladies and 3 buddies milk tea variants. It tested my patience for queing up. =)I love that you can chewed 3 toppings, (black and white pearl, grass jellies)  in one drink. It was creamy, not so sweet, (because I always customize my order)  and the toppings compliment these signature favorite beverage.

The trick to cut back on calories is to customize your order to no sugar.

Toppings like pearls, puddings and  grass jellies are sweet enough to flavor up your drinks.

3 Buddies


Coco milk tea brand recently launches its newest flavor that is currently become the new favorite, the Caramel Chocolate Cream.


Cult favorite milk tea brand. CoCo which recently won the People's Choice Awardee for Favorite Milk Tea brand, has officially kicked off its much buzzed-about 3-day CoCo Chill Camp today Sept 17-19  at the SM Mega Fashion Hall. uniting CoCo fans in one big happy celebration. The event was graced by Social media rockstars, who are self-confessed CoCo lovers. ThatsBella. Rei Germar, Janina Vela and LA Aguinaldo.






The CoCo Chill Camp is CoCo's way of expressing its warmest thanks to its hordes of fans who have tirelessly queued up in all its branches nationwide, to get their personal favorite drinks.

Ever since young entrepreneur Larry Evans Tan brought CoCo to the Philippines five years ago from the milk tea capital of the world, Taiwan, CoCo has rapidly become a top player in the Filipino milk tea craze and is one of the strongest markets of the CoCo brand worldwide.

Larry Evans Tan, Coco  PH General Manager


CoCo leads in the global tea market with a formidable 4,000 branches spread out across the world and posting an incredible sale of 100 cups per second globally.

In the Philippines, where it has become the go-to milk tea brand, one CoCo cup is sold every 4 minutes via delivery alone-further proving the love for CoCo that expands beyond the physical store.


“We've seen how well CoCo was received by Filipinos. The CoCo Chill Camp is our way of showing our loyal fans and supporters that we feel their love. And so we want to give them back the happiness that our drinks have brought to their lives, by giving them an experience that's uniquely created for them,” said Tan, CoCo Philippines General Manager. 

The CoCo Chill Camp showcased fun activities for everyone's delight, including a CoCo Panda Pit, CoCo Pachinko, and CoCo Pearl Toss. These games come with with exciting prizes for lucky guests.



Exclusive limited edition CoCo merchandise were also sold at the CoCo Chill Camp, including the CoCo shirts with cool designs that would make every CoCo lover wear it with pride.



Social media rockstars, who are self-confessed CoCo lovers. ThatsBella. Rei Germar, Janina Vela and LA Aguinaldo, joined the other CoCo fans on the opening day. sharing their love for the brand and revealing their favorite CoCo drinks. ThatsBeIla and Rei also had the opportunity to visit Taiwan last month to interview CoCo founder Chairman Tommy Hung.




And if CoCo fans could not seem to get enough of the bestsellers-Panda Milk Tea. 3 Buddies Milk Tea, White Pearl Milk Tea. and Passion Fruit Tea Burst. CoCo launched a new flavor that is quickly starting to be the new favorite-the Caramel Chocolate Cream, EXCLUSIVE only here in PH.

This is the last day of the Coco Chill Camp, so bring your friends and enjoy the booths while drinking your milk teas.



WWE Clash of Champions: WWE Women’s Champion, Bayley squares off against Charlotte Flair on Friday, September 20th, 2019



WWE SmackDown! makes its return to the Philippines with a star-studded show at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday, September 20th, 2019. Among the matches announced, alongside a Wrestlemania XXXV rematch, is an epic encounter between second-generation Superstar, Charlotte Flair and the current WWE SmackDown! Women’s Champion, Bayley.




Both women, together with Sasha Banks and current Raw Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch, make-up the Four Horsewomen. Their honor, passion, and skill gave way to the Women’s Revolution: a movement that legitimized the presence of women’s wrestling on a global stage. What was once regarded as an entertaining break between important matches has become a main event staple!

Early Beginnings of Women’s Wresting
Women’s wrestling dates back to the late 19th century. By 1937, Mildred Bourke rose to prominence as one of sports-entertainment’s most recognized talents, setting the pace for other women in the decades to come including WWE Hall of Famer, Mae Young.

In the 1980’s, as sports-entertainment reached global heights, women’s wrestling was firmly cemented as a popular attraction with fans. Cyndi Lauper’s collaborations with Hall of Famer, Captain Lou Albano, set the stage for the Rock ‘n’ Wrestling Connection that established stars such as former WWE Women’s Champion, Wendi Richter. At the same time, the sudden prominence of future WWE Legends such as Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage introduced the world to valets such as Miss Elizabeth and “Sensational” Sherri.



The Age of Divas
By the turn of the century, the women of the WWE were regarded as pop culture icons known the world over as Divas. Led by the likes of Trish Status and Lita, the Divas of the WWE were beautiful and skilled sports-entertainers who consistently set the bar each time they entered the squared circle. In December 2004, Stratus and Lita made history when they collided on the main event of Monday Night Raw in a highly-revered classic for the WWE Women’s Championship.

As the decade progressed, the WWE Universe would see a number of popular Divas establish themselves with a string-of must see performances across WWE’s Monday Night Raw and SmackDown!. Unfortunately by 2012, most of the WWE’s most proficient in-ring Divas had retired from active competition and because of that, younger Divas did not have the opportunity to truly showcase their skill.


The Women’s Revolution & Evolution
In 2012, WWE established NXT as a system to introduce new talent before their main roster debut. That same year, veteran performer Sara Del Rey was signed to oversee the development of younger talent. Together, the combination would provide female sports-entertainers with the chance to showcase their skill before an eager and welcoming audience. Within a year, NXT would crown its first Women’s Champion in Paige, The “Anti-Diva”.

Later on, after Paige’s main roster breakthrough, Charlotte Flair, Bayley, Becky Lynch, and Sasha Banks would establish themselves as NXT’s most popular performers with their seemingly endless back-to-back streaks of show-stealing classics. In time, they were recognized as The Four Horsewomen of NXT; a standard of excellence inspired by The Four Horsemen, a legendary stable of elite sports-entertainers led by Charlotte’s father, “Nature Boy” Ric Flair.

By 2016, each of the Four Horsewomen had made it to the WWE’s main roster. Following a string of consecutive Wrestlemania classics and the call-up of additional talent from NXT, the WWE was now supported by a diverse cast that showcased the best female talent from every corner to the world.

Today, women are now at the forefront of sports entertainment. The last three years have seen a number of historical changes in the WWE that included an annual Women’s Royal Rumble match, the Mae Young Classic, and Evolution, the first all-women pay-per-view event. 2019 saw the biggest change yet when Becky Lynch captured both the SmackDown! and Raw Women’s Championship belts from Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey at the main event of Wrestlemania XXXV!

The Horsewomen Collide in Manila!
Hot off an amazing match at WWE Clash of Champions, WWE Women’s Champion, Bayley squares off against Charlotte Flair on Friday, September 20th, 2019, at the historic Smart Araneta Coliseum, in Quezon City. Tickets are now available at all Ticketnet outlets nationwide and on https://www.ticketnet.com.ph!

For additional information, please visit: http://www.WWE.com or follow the WWE on its social media pages: Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/WWE) | Twitter (https://www.twitter.com/WWESEAsia)


Monday, September 16, 2019

Chart-topping pop R&B artist Austin Mahone is set to return to Manila live on October 22, 2019 at the New Frontier Theater

Chart-topping pop R&B artist Austin Mahone is set to return to Manila live on October 22, 2019 at the New Frontier Theater. The much anticipated one-night-only show in the Philippines next month follows a series of sold-out concerts in Madrid, Osaka, Yokohama, Guangzhou, and Shanghai.

In 2011, Mahone started posting YouTube videos of himself performing song covers by artists such as Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Jason Mraz. The viral content created an impact significant enough to land him a high-profile deal with Cash Money Records, the label home of Drake and Lil Wayne. Mahone subsequently released his first single 11:11, followed by Say Somethin’ and Say You're Just A Friend. This unblemished hit streak lead him to debut on the road as the opening act for Taylor Swift's Red Tour and headline a series of major shows for MTV's Artist To Watch. The Secret, Mahone’s first EP, soared to No. 5 on the Billboard 200, along with crowd favorites All I Ever Need and Mmm Yeah featuring Pitbull which reached No. 2 on the iTunes Chart and Top 20 on the Billboard Pop Songs Chart.



His immediate rise to pop stardom earned Austin a number of accolades, including an MTV Video Music Award, MTV Europe Music Award, iHeartRadio Music Award, Radio Disney Music Award, Teen Choice Award, and Young Hollywood Award. As of today, he has amassed a solid online following over 30 million followers strong across all social media platforms.

Then came 2016 when the young vocalist’s solo music took a sudden turn from groovy teen pop towards romantic, 90’s pop-infused R&B, seeing Austin in recent collaboration with Grammy-nominated musicians, namely Hardwell, Flo Rida, Chris Brown, 2 Chainz, and Pitbull. Austin Mahone is all grown up, and so is the loyal fan base he has built over the years. There are more complex stories to be told, thus supplying his reinvention era with boundless sonic potential.



Earlier this year, the 23-year-old singer-songwriter introduced this brand-new sound with the retro track Why Don’t We penned by Charlie Puth. The instant bop easily accumulated more than 7 million streams on Spotify. In June, Austin followed it up with the fresh summer anthem Dancing With Nobody produced by Ian Kirkpatrick (Dua Lipa) and written by Sam Martin (Maroon 5) and Lindy Robbins (Demi Lovato). Austin shares, “I wanted Dancing With Nobody to be a fun, upbeat song that will make everyone feel that they just can’t help but get up and dance.” The stand-alone single has since racked up over 3 million Spotify streams, shaping 2019 to be the biggest year of his career.

Austin Mahone’s other hits include What About Love, Creatures of the Night, Send It featuring Rich Homie Quan, Shadow, Lady featuring Pitbull, Say Hi, among many others.

Austin Mahone Live in Manila 2019 is presented by Ovation Productions on its 40th Year Promoting the Biggest Names in Live Entertainment, in cooperation with TAP Edge: The Home of Live Action Sports. Ticket prices are P4,760/ 3,700/ 2,640 /1,590 available starting September 19 via www.ticketnet.com.ph and TicketNet outlets. For inquiries, call (02)911-5555 or (02)532-8883.


AUSTIN MAHONE HIT YOUTUBE LINKS:
Dancing With Nobody https://youtu.be/knFDNebGjFI
Why Don’t We https://youtu.be/3ocZK4i529M
Mmm Yeah ft. Pitbull https://youtu.be/MMAppa1cAVo
What About Love https://youtu.be/2PEG82Udb90
Dirty Work https://youtu.be/CX-un4obyU0
Send It ft. Rich Homie Quan https://youtu.be/EaJV2irv7MU
All I Ever Need https://youtu.be/ZAC_k1HUyE4
Say You’re Just A Friend ft. Flo Rida https://youtu.be/Po3h5nObU50

Mang Inasal is your perfect go-to merienda place




Mang Inasal is giving merienda-loving Filipinos the best break times with their Solb Merienda choices! Whether you’re with family or friends, or simply craving for an affordable, savory meal, Mang Inasal can be your perfect go-to merienda place.

Aside from their bestselling nuot sa ihaw sarap Chicken Inasal, Mang Inasal also offers sumptuous, value-for-money Solb Merienda choices ideal for afternoon snack times.



Avail of Mang Inasal’s meaty Palabok for only P59 and eat your way to its rich, savory thick sauce topped with pork chicharon, tinapa, spring onions, and hard-boiled egg. Squeeze a piece of calamansi and taste the citrus wake every bit of flavor.



For those craving for a cool fix, Mang Inasal’s Pinoy Halo-Halo – priced at P55 – is truly a Solb Merienda option. Enjoy its signature creamy milk that perfectly fuses the leche flan, ube halaya, chewy sago, and sweet bananas, all together.



Fast becoming a crowd favorite amongst customers, Mang Inasal’s hearty Molo Soup is one comforting Solb Merienda choice. Priced at P45, the Molo soup is composed of pork dumplings simmered in chicken broth with misua, garlic, and spring onions. Though popularly known as an ideal complement to the Chicken Inasal meal, this savory Molo soup can also be enjoyed as a stand-alone merienda meal.


So, what are you waiting for? Head over to the Mang Inasal store near you and treat yourself to a delicious and value-for-money Solb Merienda! Note that prices may vary per store. For more information, visit Mang Inasal’s website at www.manginasal.com and ‘like’ their official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MangInasalPhilippines/.


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Action Against Hunger Introduces Love Food Give Food and ₱100 for 5 Challenge



On the frontline in the fight against malnutrition in nearly 50 countries is global humanitarian organization, Action Against Hunger (AAH). During a press event at Green Pastures in BGC, AAH announced initiatives that will encourage the public to help them reach more children with lifesaving treatment while developing long-term solutions to stop the them from becoming malnourished in the first place.



An estimated 33.4% or 4 Million Filipino children under 5 years old are malnourished according to the latest survey conducted by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology. Malnutrition affects the whole nation by slowing down economic growth. The Philippines loses P220 billion annually due to child malnutrition according to a 2018 report from the United Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Department of Health (DOH), and the National Nutrition Council (NNC). The country is ranked as 9th among countries with the highest number of malnourished children.  


Children suffering from malnutrition may never attain their full possible height, have weaker immune systems, and their brains may never develop to their full cognitive potential. They will face learning difficulties in school and get sick more often.  If not treated in the first 1,000 days of a person’s life, the effects of malnutrition are irreversible and will last that person’s whole life,” explained AAH Country Director, Guy Halsey.  Malnourished children become underdeveloped adults that contribute little to the economy and use up more of the country’s healthcare.  Malnourished mothers give birth to underweight children, who in turn face a higher risk of physical and cognitive impairment – perpetuating the cycle of poverty.

“Poverty, diseases and epidemics, natural disasters, and conflict are the four main causes of malnutrition in the Philippines,” enumerated  Halsey.”   To address these, AAH has projects in Nutrition and Health (NUT), Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), Food Security and Livelihood (FSL), and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). “More than half of AAH’s projects in the Philippines has a WASH element in its intervention plan because overcoming malnutrition is more than access to nutritious food; it requires the body to be able to absorb the nutrients in the food.  When children are infected by bacteria and viruses that lead to diarrhea, they often eat less food and have a reduced ability to absorb the nutrients in the food they eat,” he rationalized.   

For AAH to continue their projects, they need help. And this is where their two campaigns come in. Love Food Give Food was previously known as Restaurants Against Hunger. Since 2016, its goal has been to ignite the active participation of food establishments and food lovers to stop the upward trend of extreme hunger: malnutrition. Love Food Give Food helps make food good in more ways than one.  “Unlike its previous version, Love Food Give Food is not limited to restaurants. We hope to get the support of all types of food establishments; food kiosks, bakeries, cafés, carinderias, and even home-based online food vendors,” said Fundraising and Resource Development Manager Dale Nelson Divinagracia.  


Food establishments who would like to participate will choose 1 or 2 or more special items from their product list. These items are identified as “Charity Dishes”. For every purchase of these Charity Dishes from October 1 to December 1, 2019, a portion of the sale will be donated to AAH’s projects. “To be part of the movement against hunger, all they have to do is go to www.lovefoodgivefoodphilippines.org, and click the “join now” button. The campaign is very easy to implement, it doesn’t entail much cost, and it unites the business staff and customers for a cause,” guarantees Divinagracia. 

Customers can do their part by patronizing the participating food establishments and purchasing the charity dishes within the Love Food Give Food campaign period. They can also spread the word and invite friends and family to support the campaign. “This year, we also made it possible for people to directly donate to Action Against Hunger.  Some food establishments will have donation boxes in their premises,” added Divinagracia.

As of writing, the establishments that have confirmed their participation are: Alba, Baker & Cook, Buffalo Wild Wings, Bulgogi Brothers, Café Mediterranean, Chef Laudico OK Café, Chelsea Kitchen, Chotto Matte, The Coconut Club, Corner Tree Café, Cyma, D' Doux Cafe & Patisserie, D'Kada Cafe & Bistro, Denny’s, Fish & Co., Friends & Family, Gallery by Chele, Green Pastures, Holy Grill, Italianni’s, Izakaya Sensu, Kabila, Kats Happy Food, Krazy Garlic, La Petite Fromagerie, The Lost Bread, Modern Shanghai, Mom & Tina’s Bakery Café Providore, Plank, Saboten, Sunkissed Café, Terraz, Texas Roadhouse, TGIFridays, and Village Tavern.

Another campaign under Love Food Give Food is the ₱100 for 5 Challenge. According to the 2015 Family Income and Expenditure Survey of the Philippine Statistics Authority, the  average family monthly income is estimated at P22,000, and 41.5% of it is spent on food.  This equates to P300 daily or P100 per meal. The challenge for homemakers is to create a nutritious and delicious meal while staying within the family budget. 



“We presented this challenge to our partner chefs and they came up with healthy dishes that are within the budget of ₱100 for 5 persons,” related Divinagracia. 

Our Love Food Give Food ambassadors, chefs Rolando and Jac Laudico of Chef Laudico Guevarra’s and OK Café were game from the onset. Chef Rolando created  Tinola Arroz Caldo with Malunggay Pesto while Chef Jac prepared Fish Soup with Kamote Fruit and Leaves and White Rice. Chef Chele Gonzalez and Chef Carlos Villaflor of Gallery by Chele collaborated and produced Chicken Tinola with Fideua. Chef Robby Goco of Cyma/Green Pastures/Souv, who can be credited for the ₱100 for 5 idea whipped up Kare-kare Rice with Binagoongang Tokwa.

Their recipes are available on www.lovefoodgivefoodphilippines.org with easy-to-follow videos directed and produced by Rapunzel Eliserio-Laurel. “We would like to invite more people to take on the challenge and submit their recipes to us. The submitted recipes will be shared with our beneficiaries during the health, hygiene, and sanitation promotion sessions that we conduct in all our projects,” Divinagracia appealed.

Love Food Give Food is supported by campaign ambassadors Chefs Rolando and Jacqueline Laudico, as well as Chef Chele Gonzalez, Chef Carlos Villaflor, and Chef Robby Goco. Sponsoring the campaign are McCormick Culinary, Pacific Bay by Mida Food, PL Aguila Manufacturing, and Chef Laudico Guevarra’s. We are also collaborating with Digital-Out-Of-Home (DOOH), Nyxsys, Pitchworks, and Summit Media Outdoor.  The campaign is also supported by ourawesomeplanet.com.

To know more about Love Food Give Food and ₱100 for 5 Challenge, visit www.lovefoodgivefoodphilippines.org. On Facebook, follow @LoveFoodGiveFoodPH and @ActionAgainstHungerPH, on Twitter search #EndHungerPH. Other hashtags are #LoveFoodGiveFoodPH #100for5Challenge #ActionAgainstHungerPH

Dying to get a V-shaped face? Get The Perfect V Facial Slimming Package



If you are obsessed with  having a V-shaped or contoured face (hugis bigas). Then you are aware by now that HIFU, Ulthera or Thermage is the most sought after procedure. It has no downtime and is non-invasive. You can go to work right after having it.  It usually lasts from 6 months to 1 year. You have to pay at least 6 figures just to have that dream contoured face.

At Asian Aesthetic Center, they offer The Perfect V Facial Slimming Package, it is a set of nonsurgical facial contouring procedures which makes your face slimmer, more youthful, contoured, and lifted, just like the 3 procedures mentioned above.

These procedures corrects sagging face, chubby cheeks, double chin, and square jaw.



Last week, I had an opportunity to check out Asian Aesthetic Center at Xanland Plaza, Katipunan. We met with AEC Medical Director , Dr. Amy Bautista. She is offering invasive and non-invasive services like  Gluta whitening injectables , "melt your fats from arms, face and tummy (bilbil)" procedure,  facials, lightening of dark underarms, The Perfect V Facial Slimming package, and noselift among others.



One of the bloggers tried out the "melt-your-fat machine". He told us that it radiated heat in the tummy area. This is I guess to remove the excess fats. The therapist told that its effective when you completed the 4 sessions with the right exercise and diet.




Plus, their bestseller skin care AAC Essentials is discounted from original price of php2500 to php1500.


The AAC Essentials Rejuvenating Set consists of Dermatone, Clarifying Serum, and Whitening Serum in combination gives your face a glow like no other.

The Dermatone helps brighten skin for a glowy glass-like complexion.

The Clarifying Serum increases cellular turnover which makes the skin youthful-looking and the

Whitening Serum lightens and minimize pores which improves the appearance of skin. When we're younger, the skin changes every 28 days, but as you age, the sloughing off of dead cells becomes sluggish and the skin becomes dull because it layers on the old skin and you have to help your skin exfoliate. This is why when you're older, you have wrinkles and pigmentation.



The AAC Essentials line is designed for a nighttime routine with visible results in just two weeks. Consistency is key. The more assiduous you are in following a skincare routine, the better your results.

While the formulation of the ACC Essentials is a trade secret, some of the active ingredients include Retinols, Arbutin, and a combination of the fruit acids. These are ingredients with a proven track record in both safety and effectivity.



AAC Essentials is a skincare line that has been around for 10 years and longtime users, some from as far as Japan, have been clamoring for it. Apart from the healthy glow, with AAC Essentials the overall condition of your complexion improves that even if you get acne, whiteheads, and blackheads, it is easier to treat them.  The re-launch of AAC Essentials has the added advantage of a more improved formula using the latest research-backed ingredients. The road glassy, sparkly complexion is achievable with AAC Essentials.



AAC Essentials 8 Benefits:
Whitens complexion
Smoothens skin
Minimizes pores
Doubles as treatment for acne
Minimizes Wrinkles 
Gives a dewy and glass-skin glow
Improves skin pigmentation
Increases cell turnover





Visit Asian Aesthetic Center Main Branch: Xanland Place Condominium, 323 Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City Philippines 1105; Satellite Branch: Centuria Medical Makati, Suite 1006, Century City, Kalayaan Ave. cor. Salamanca St., Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City. Learn more of Asian Aesthetic Center’s products and services, at the official website at asianaestheticcenter.com 

Follow AEC on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AsianAestheticCenter.

For orders and more information, you may also contact us at: (02) 709-9565 / 0917-8554899 or email us at asianaesthetic@gmail.com.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Meralco, PLDT, Smart, Pag-IBIG and other bills? Don't pay cash, PayMaya!




Paying for your bills now gets more convenient and ultra rewarding when you use PayMaya. Instead of spending time to line up at a payments center, just use your PayMaya app and get up to P300 cashback plus a chance to have PayMaya cover your bills next month! 



Worried about how to pay for your Meralco, PLDT, Smart and other utility bills as well as your payments for government services? PayMaya has your back with its convenient Bills Pay feature. 

To make it even better, pay for your bills via PayMaya every Friday and Saturday throughout the month of September and get a P100 cashback on your first three transactions. Don’t forget that your bills worth a minimum of P1,000 each should be paid in full and on time. 





And if you pay at least three unique bills within the month worth P5,000 and above until September 30, you also get the chance to win your next month’s worth of bill payments! One hundred (100) lucky raffle winners will take home P10,000 each, which they can use to pay for the next bill or for other purposes. 



The best part of all this? You can enjoy all these deals and rewards, by simply paying for your bill within the comforts of your own home! All you will ever need is your PayMaya app in your smartphone. 



Paying bills is a breeze with PayMaya!  



To start paying for your bills, just follow these simple steps: 


1.  Open the PayMaya app and select Pay Bills. 
2.  Choose your desired biller. 
3.  Enter the account number from your bill. 
4.  Enter the amount of your payment. 
5.  Confirm your payment. 
6.  You will be notified in-app and via SMS that your payment was successful! 


It's that easy to pay for your bills with PayMaya. Instead of wasting time on long lines and hours of traffic, now you can spend more time working on your passion project or doing the things you love with your family and friends. 



Don't have a PayMaya account yet? Download the app now for your Android or iOS phone and register to pay for your bills, shop online, send money, and even buy prepaid load, in the most convenient way. 


PayMaya, the digital financial services arm of Voyager Innovations, is the only FinTech company in the Philippines offering integrated consumer and merchant payment solutions with the widest on-ground branch network. It is the first to give millions of Filipinos an e-wallet that allows them to pay cashless transactions at any time of the day, anywhere in the world, and from any device.   



To know more how you can maximize your PayMaya account, visit www.paymaya.com/deals


Score up to P200 for free when you sign up to PayMaya until September 30!

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