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Friday, July 19, 2019

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.


Grammy®Award-winning and multi-platinum selling group Pentatonix announced that they will be visiting MANILA on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Araneta Coliseum for their upcoming tour Pentatonix: The World Tour

Tickets for Pentatonix: The World Tourin MANILA go on-sale on August 3 via or Call 911-5555. Presented by Wilbros Live.

Three-time Grammy® Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling artist Pentatonix has sold 10 million albums in worldwide consumption and performed for hundreds of thousands of fans at their sold out shows across the globe. Their YouTube channel boasts almost 17 million subscribers, yielding 4 billion video views. Their 2015 self-titled album is certified gold after debuting #1 on Billboard’s 200.

Additionally, nine of their albums reached the top 10 on Billboard’s 200 chart (two albums reaching #1) and received multiple RIAA certifications for multi-platinum, platinum and gold selling albums and singles. Their tracks, “Mary, Did You Know?” and “Hallelujah” were certified platinum, while the Pentatonix original, “Can’t Sleep Love,” was certified gold. 

The group has had three holiday specials on NBC, released their tour documentary - On My Way Home - in 2015 and appeared in the feature film, Pitch Perfect 2. In October 2017, Pentatonix released a deluxe version of their certified platinum 2016 holiday album, A PENTATONIX CHRISTMAS DELUXE. The following year, in April 2018, Pentatonix released the first collection in the group’s PTX Presents series, PTX PRESENTS: TOP POP VOL. 1, which features 11 PTX-curated modern pop performances, and completed a 39-city North American tour in September. They released their fourth holiday album, CHRISTMAS IS HERE! featuring 12 new Christmas performances in October, alongside their sold-out Christmas Is Here! Tour.

McJim announces its selection of seven contenders participating in its Get Reel Mobile Shorts Film Festival

World-class leather accessories brand McJim Classic Leather has announced its selection of seven contenders participating in its Get Reel Mobile Shorts Film Festival, a cutting-edge event that aims to showcase aspiring filmmakers’ talent and their vision of the modern Filipino gentleman.
Culled from over 50 entries, these films stand out as the finest examples of inspiring, relatable,and distinctly Filipino stories, thus making the cut as finalists in McJim Classic Leather’s short film festival. 

In the digital ageshort films have becomthe definitive avenues for sharing relevant stories and messages,Chris CahiligGet Reel Mobile Shorts Film festival director, said. We have given aspiring filmmakers the ultimate chance to show their content to a massive audience. But we have also assumed the considerable responsibilitof choosing only the best films to screen online.” 

The festival finalists are as follows: Kabilin by Roy Robert Rusiana;Cotard Syndrome by MC Viluan Capadiso;Champion by Juan Carlo Balasbas Tarobal;Lupi by Dave TolentinoPitaka by Mark Jason Sucgang;May Love Life na si Pepito Jr. by James Edward Golla;and Walang HangganLigaya sa Una Mong Ngiti by Dylan Ray Talon.

These chosen entries now have the chance to win The McJim Prize for Best Short Film, the highest honor for the competition, plus a total of P190,000 worth of cash prizes.

Contenders are taking a shot at eight awards: The McJim Prize for Best Short Film (P50,000); Get Reel Viral Film Award (P25,000); Best Comedy Short Film (P25,000); Best Action, Thriller, or Horror Short Film (P25,000); Best Drama Short Film (P25,000); Best Inspirational Story (P10,000); Best in Cinematography (P10,000); Best Actor (P10,000); and Best Actress (P10,000).

In recent years, McJim Classic Leather has been commended for its heart-wrenching, unforgettable,and viral short films that were created and produced in collaboration with Cahilig, also an award-winning filmmaker. 

McJim short films such as Pitaka, Bag,and Sinturon have competed in over 70 prestigious film festivals, and has bagged four awards in the United Kingdom and Indiaas well as the Best Digital Ad (Branded) in the 2018 Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA).

McJim Classic Leather’s Get Reel Mobile Shorts Film Festival invited Filipino filmmakers to submit films recorded with the use of mobile devices, with film durations following the standard length of viral short films: two (2) to ten (10) minutes, including opening and closing credits. 

McJim Classic Leather did not impose specific film genres, as long as McJim Classic Leather products (bags, belts and wallets) were used as organic parts of the narratives.

A panel of judges will choose winners from the finalists through a deliberation. Results will be announced on August 30, and are final and irrevocable.

Winning entries will be uploaded in the official McJim Classic Leather Facebook page. 

Monday, July 15, 2019


Aside from its express 10 minute  express haircut for only P150.00, Kaizen now offers more ‘cutting’ edge services including hair coloring, hairstyling, and nail spa. 
A novel concept that originated in Japan and has since grown to other countries particularly in Indonesia, Kaizen has five pillars that make it unique – it’s QUICK, CLEAN, STYLISH, AFFORDABLE and WATERLESS.  Its local branches are located in SM Manila, and in Market! Market! BGC, Taguig City. It became an instant hit with all men, women, and children in need of a fresh, clean, and quick ways to improve their looks, in no more than 10 minutes. 

In order to cater to the growing needs of  its clients, Kaizen recently introduced its latest hair and nails services available at its Market! Market! BGC branch.
Brighten up your nails with Kaizen’s nail spa service including classic manicure-pedicure, gel polish, nail extensions and spa.

Avail of Kaizen’s hair coloring service or  have a hair revamp for a special event by availing of its hairstyling offer.  There’s also the famous Brazilian Keratin Blowout called “Kerabond”  that will detangle, smoothen, and straighten  frizzy hair in no time. And if you are trendy and avante-garde, you can have a hair tattoo (unique undercut hair designs) done by skilled hair cutters to complete the whole hip look. 

A Japanese term which means “changes” (Kai) and “continuous” (Zen), Kaizen’s meaning translates to “continuous improvement”, which is exactly the way it is—unique, revolutionary, and out of the box. 

            Visit Kaizen in SM Manila and Market!Market! Follow them on FB: @Kaizen10minutehaircut;  and IG: @kaizenph10minutehaircut; or call 2418093 for inquiries.  

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Filipino travellers can Fly Better and enjoy sunny holidays in Europe and USA with special fares

Emirates, one of the world’s most awarded airlines, is giving Filipino travellers more ways to beat the rainy-day blues and enjoy plenty of sunshine with its Rainy Day campaign, featuring special rates to some of the most popular destinations in Europe, USA, and the Middle East, for a limited time only.

The special promotion features fares as low as $2,029 in Business Class and $549 in Economy Class. The promotional fares are available only from July 11 to July 22, 2019, while travel dates are valid until December 31, 2019. 

Blackout dates and other terms and conditions apply. Visit the Emirates websitefor featured fares and for more information.
Business Class Fares From in USD
Economy Class Fares From in USD

With Emirates’ extensive network of cities in Europe and USA, accessible via the airline’s global hub in Dubai, travellers will never be short of options to discover the world as they escape the gloom of the rainy season. In addition, flying Emirates is always a delightful experience, whether aboard the Boeing 777 from Manila, Clark or Cebu or on the iconic Emirates A380, available from Dubai on over 50 routes to global destinations. From door-to-door chauffeur services, to luxury airport lounges in select destinations, Business Class flyers can enjoy premium services on the ground and before their flight at over 75 destinations worldwide. Aboard the Emirates A380, passengers in Business Class can socialize and network with other passengers at the iconic Onboard Lounge with premium and exclusive wines, spirits, and other beverages as well as snacks served throughout the flight. Sports lovers will also be able to watch live sports matches on the 55-inch screen on select A380 aircraft

Passengers in Business Class, whether on the Emirates A380 or Boeing 777, will receive amenity kits by Bvlgari, allowing for in-flight pampering and enjoyment.
Passengers across all cabins can choose from over 4,000 channels showing the latest TV and on-demand content in multiple languages with Emirates’ award-winning ‘ice’ inflight entertainment system, including the most recent Blockbuster hit movies. A complete guide to programmes on ice, including Tagalog movies and music artists, can be viewedeven before the flight and travellers can customise their own playlists.  
Passengers can also stay connected throughout the flight with pre-loaded 20MB of free Wi-Fi data and will also be treated to regionally-inspired dishes as well as be spoilt for choice with Emirates’ wide selection of exclusive wines and spirits.
Emirates operates 18 weekly flights from Manila to Dubai, connecting Filipino travellers to Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Americas. With the vibrant and dynamic city of Dubai as its hub, Emirates provides travellers with direct connections to more than 150 destinations in 85 countries and territories, including 42 destinations in Europe and 17 in the Americas.
For more information on Emirates, including how to book flights and a complete list of terms and conditions, contact your travel agent or visit

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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 cham...