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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Samsung partners with Grab for an immersing ride of your life

Filipinos spend a lot of time stuck in traffic. With not much left to do but sit and wait—especially during rush hour—commuters are forced to find inventive ways to stay entertained or be productive.

Have no fear, Samsung is coming to the rescue. Wanting to make every ride not just bearable, but an enjoyable time for all, Samsung has recently partnered with ride-hailing app Grab.

Through this collaboration, commuters can immerse themselves into a whole new entertainment experience with a Galaxy tablet in select Grab vehicles until end of October where Samsung’s recently launched tablets–namely, the Galaxy Tab S6 and Galaxy Tab A 8.0– are showcased. 

This happy addition allows riders not only to watch top-rated Netflix shows, but also inspire them to reimagine ideas through a first-hand experience of the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 even while on the road.

The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 comes in a portable design with a thin and light aluminum body. Riders can enjoy an engaging experience with the tablet’s 8-inch WXGA Clear Display and dual speakers, which are optimized for content consumption. 

Riders can also choose from thousands of titles available on Netflix, following Samsung’s partnership with the global online streaming platform. Everything from popular shows like Black Mirror, Stranger Things, Street Food Asia, Love Alarm, The Politician, Insatiable, and Dark Crystal to full-length movies like Always Be My Maybe are available for viewing. Those traveling with children can rest easy as the device also comes with a Kids Mode so young passengers can watch age-appropriate videos and play fun games.

Heavy traffic might be a reality of life, but it need not be a bore. With Samsung Galaxy tablets, passengers can enjoy an immersive experience even as they make a long trip home. 

Be inspired and experience next-level productivity and entertainment with this year’s line-up of Samsung Galaxy tablets including the Galaxy Tab S6, Galaxy Tab S5e, Galaxy Tab A 10.1, Galaxy Tab A with S Pen, and Galaxy Tab A 8.0, all available in Samsung-authorized stores, nationwide. 

To know more about the Samsung Galaxy Tabs, visit

CreePIYU IV: Can you BE BRAVE?

In celebration of the upcoming Halloween season, Far Eastern University (FEU) Manila will open its doors to the public as it transforms into a campus of tricks and treats with the fourth installment of the annual CreePIYU this October 23. 

Organized by FEU Guides through the President's Committee on Culture (PCC), the event promotes the school’s artistic environment — from the state-of-the-art historical buildings to the university’s encouraging creative culture.

CreePIYU is a sought-after community event that has evolved through the years. It has taken the form of a horror school and a mystery crime scene, with various PCC cultural groups making the themes come to life. This year, the event bewilders the mind as it follows the setting of a haunted hospital that straddles the border between sanity and insanity.

The most-anticipated activity of CreePIYU is the night tour in one of FEU’s UNESCO-awarded buildings where participants will be challenged to solve various puzzles and problems. To give a more holistic experience, the school grounds will be swarmed by members of the FEU PCC's Cultural Groups dressed as zombies and ghosts. However, for those faint of heart, a mini carnival with Halloween-themed booths and games will be mounted in the FEU Plaza to enjoy.

For inquiries, please contact PCC at (02) 8849 4145 or through the FB pages @FEUPCC and @FEUGuidesPCC.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Time to get WCKD! It’s milk tea that is sinfully good!

Hello there milk tea lovers!
The number of people being swept up by the milk tea craze continues to increase in many parts of the world! It’s an explosion that just won’t subside.  
More so now with the entry of WCKD, authentic Taiwamilk tea!  Where can you find it? At the new My South Hall at the ground floor of S’Maison, Pasay City.  

Enjoy WCKD’s variety of flavors  - Pearl Milk Tea, Taro, Wintermelon, Black Sugar, Oreo Cheese Cream, Strawberry Cheesecake and other fun and modern twists to this delightful drink. 

But if there’s one that you simply MUST try, it’s WCKD’s ULTEAMATE!  There are absolutely good reasons why it’s dubbed the ultimate in milk tea experience.  Here’s why :  Imagine sipping into this milky delight with just the right balance of creaminess and sweetness,  flavored with  fresh tea leaves  and topped with perfectly chewy tapioca pearls, grass jelly, and pudding.

Coffee lovers can also have their caffeine fix with WCKD’s Iced Coffee, Iced Coffee w/ Cheese cream, Iced Caramel Coffee, and Choco Hazelnut Coffee.  

My South Hall is a vibrant hub that elevates the food hall concept featuring  dishes created by award-winning chef, Josh Bouthwood, The Bistro Group’s executive corporate chef.  It boasts a delicious mix of restaurants and specialty beverages under one setting such as Tabemashou (Japanese), Golden Treasures (Chinese); Roast’d (Chinese roasts); Seoul Hotpot; Chix (wings); Roma (fresh pasta and Italian roast) and Juicy (Korea’s 
no. 1 fresh fruit juice drink).

Time to get WCKD! It’s milk tea that is sinfully good!

Amaia Skies is soon to open in Mandaluyong

Amaia Skies is soon to open with new tower to families and individuals seeking secure and tranquil homes in a prime location that places residents within a few minutes’ drive to commercial establishments, educational institutions, hospitals, and the nearby Ortigas, Central Business District. Other business districts within convenient distance to the development are Makati CBD, and Bonifacio Global City (BGC). 

The 38-floor condominium, located in Mandaluyong City, is also set near major roads and highways and has access to various modes of public transport. For instance, prospective residents will find that the MRT Shaw Station and EDSA are just within walking distance. Retail hubs like SM Megamall, Shangri-La Plaza Mall, and S&R are also a short drive or commute away. And so are schools such as the University of Asia and the Pacific and hospitals like Cardinal Santos Medical Center and The Medical City.

It will feature 1,254 tastefully designed units—studios with sizes ranging from 18.6 to 30.7 square meters and one-bedroom units with sizes ranging from 26.9 to 30.7 square meters. 

It will also offer different recreational amenities to its residents: a sizeable swimming pool, a children’s play area, 17 retail shops, and a spacious multi-purpose hall for their social functions. 

As it is Amaia’s goal to provide modern homes to ordinary Filipinos, flexible payment schemes such as cash, deferred cash and bank financing are available. 

Amaia continues to serve prospective homeowners with affordable and sustainable developments that aim to elevate the Filipino living experience in a well-secured environment. 

For inquiries about Amaia properties, check out or like

Seafood best combinations you should try at Seafood City

Nothing beats freshly cooked seafood to whet the appetite! Perfect for ulam or pulutan, seafood dishes make gatherings even more festive and fun as you dig into its meat with your hands.

Lucky for you, these delicious dishes are all included in Seafood City's Paluto-All-You-Can which you can enjoy for only P848 per head (lunch); P888 (dinner) at the Venice Grand Canal in McKinley Hills, Taguig; P797 per head (lunch), and P848 (dinner) at the Cebu branch.

If you don’t know where to start, Seafood City has rounded up its best combinations with their staple offerings:

Stir Fry Scallops with Veggies + Steamed Pompano with Tausi
For the veggie lovers out there, this combo is perfect for you! Light and packed with nutrients, the Stir Fry Scallops are filled with garden fresh cauliflower and broccoli, crisp carrot slices, and steamed scallops. Complementing it is the Streamed Pompano with Tausi, which is topped with savory flavors and a hint of spices of the sauce from the combination of chili garlic, soy sauce, and crushed tausi.

Salted Egg Shrimp + Salt and Pepper Calamari
The perfect pair to munch on with a glass of sub-zero beer, the Salted Egg Shrimp and Salt and Pepper Calamari are both packed with flavors, making them instant crowd favorites. Seafood City has elevated the shrimp’s natural flavors with a unique sauce made out of salted egg yolk, butter, and milk. Meanwhile, the Salt and Pepper Calamari is showered with slices of chives, red and green bell peppers. 

Sinigang na Salmon + Black Pepper Crab
Sinigang is a classic Pinoy staple that can definitely be paired with any dish. But at Seafood City, they are elevating this Filipino comfort food by loading it with chunky salmon cuts. Balance the tanginess of the Sinigang na Salmon with Seafood City’s signature dish, the Black Pepper Crab, with its exciting flavors from its sweet crab meat to its addicting peppery sauce.

Other combinations you can try with a cup of steamed rice are Salted Egg Shrimp + Black Pepper Crab, Salt and Pepper Calamari + Stir Fry Scallops with Veggies, or Sinigang na Salmon + Steamed Pompano with Tausi.

There are indeed many options you can choose from at Isla Sugbu Seafood City. To know more, visit their website at or follow them on Facebook and Instagram @islasugbuseafoodcity

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

SM Cares Pink Ribbon for Breast Cancer Awareness

Did you know that Philippines is  one of the countries with the highest incidence of breast cancer in Asia.  The country has been in the list for years because the disease continues to affect a lot of Filipinos, young and old, male and female. 

There are institutions that are willing to help those who are afflicted. These were tackled during the SM Cares Pink Ribbon for Breast Cancer talk held at SM San Lazaro last October 1.  

(L-R) DOH cancer control program manager Dr. Clar Cairo, PBCS president Dr. Victor Gozali, breast cancer survivors Bibeth Orteza and Melissa de Leon, and host Suzie Entrata-Abrera discuss the importance of breast cancer prevention and intervention during the Pink Ribbon for Breast Cancer.

“Breast cancer cannot be prevented but the risk can be lowered by changing our lifestyle. Despite this, it still affects a lot of people, young and old, male and female alike. Our best defense is still early detection. This is the goal of our Pink Ribbon Campaign – to promote breast cancer awareness and early detection,” said Dr. Melanie T. Cruz, secretary of the Philippine Breast Cancer Society. 

Pink Ribbon for Breast Cancer is an annual event held in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The opening activity was held at the Event Center of SM City San Lazaro, and was spearheaded by the Philippine Breast Cancer Society (PBCS) and SM Cares, the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings, supported by the Department of Health (DOH).  

Attended by hundreds of women, advocates and volunteer doctors, this year’s Pink Ribbon for Breast Cancer focused on educational talks and sharing of experiences by breast cancer warriors. DOH cancer program head Dr. Clarito Cairo conducted a talk on the importance of breast cancer awareness, and at the same time taught women how to detect and be protected against the risk. 

“Every year, the number of patients suffering from breast cancer continues to rise. This is why we hold the Pink Ribbon for Breast Cancer yearly, to continue educating women that early detection and early intervention is very important,” said SM Cares Program on Women & Breastfeeding Program Director Bernadette Velasco.

Celebrity Suzi Entrata-Abrera hosted the event, and inspirational talks from film director Bibeth Orteza and actress Melissa de Leon, well-known breast cancer survivors, were featured. Free clinical breast examination was also administered by volunteer health professionals. 

Pink Ribbon for Breast Cancer was also held at the event center of SM City Telabastagan. 

The Philippine Breast Cancer Society, founded in 2009, is a medical organization dedicated solely to the management of breast cancer. Its members are made up of doctors under different specialties who are kept up-to-date on breast cancer management through annual Breast Cancer Symposium.

SM Cares aimed at supporting the communities where its malls are present. Other SM Cares initiatives for women include institutionalizing breastfeeding stations across all SM Supermalls nationwide as part of its program to provide breastfeeding mothers the convenience and privacy in nourishing their babies. Last August, SM Cares Program on Women supported Breastfeeding Pinays and DOH in the annual celebration of “Hakab Na!” in observance of Breastfeeding Awareness Month. 

To know more about SM Cares, you may visit,, or e-mail

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Buko chunks mixed with sweet custard filling and enveloped in your favorite crispy crust? Yes please!

The Philippines’ #1 fast-food brand Jollibee officially launched their latest delectable dessert offering, the Jollibee Buko Pie!

Now you can satisfy your coconut cravings anytime, anywhereYour new favorite dessert pie is complete with chunky buko filling and a delicious sweet custard enveloped in that crispy pie crust you loveIt’s real Buko Pie delight in every bite!

“We wanted to introduce a brand new but totally familiar local flavor to Jollibee’s selection of well-loved desserts and snacks,” shares Kay Segismundo, Jollibee Senior Marketing Manager for Complementary Products. There’s no better treat to offer at Jollibee than the delightfully tasty Buko Pie, and we’re glad to make it easily accessible to anyone who craves it.”

No need to go far and get a taste of the delicious buko pie! Treat yourself to a Jollibee Buko Pie now for only PHP30 (solo) and PHP89 (3 Pies-to-Go)available for dine-in, take-out, drive-thru, and delivery at all Jollibee stores nationwide.

For more updates and info, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Studios on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.


Monday, October 14, 2019

Mang Inasal, one of the fastest-growing brands under Jollibee Foods Corporation, is on its way towards launching its 600th store soon


To create further excitement on this milestone, Mang Inasal has embarked on a digital activation promo that began with the opening of its 595th store at WH Olongapo City last September 13.

Here, Mang Inasal collaborated with Filipino visual artist Paulina Luz Sotto for a movable Pinoy jeepney installation artwork, reflecting Mang Inasal’s journey towards becoming a national icon in the quick-service restaurant industry. For over 15 years now, Mang Inasal has fast become a favorite among Filipinos who look for truly satisfying, value-for-money Pinoy meals.

Mang Inasal Olongapo store franchisee Eugene Y. Go (left) with special guests Richard Antonio, John Michael Javelosa, and Gilbert Chua.

The jeepney art installation will move from the 595th store to the 600th store.

Customers who dine at these Mang Inasal stores can take their selfies or groupies at the Pinoy jeepney installation artwork and post them at the official Mang Inasal Facebook page. Set the image to public and use hashtags #MIRoadto600 and #MangInasalJeep.
Ten entries will be chosen randomly per new store opening, each winning Mang Inasal gift certificates worth P600. For more updates, visit Mang Inasal’s official website at 

The classic Seiko 5 Sports reveals 27 new looks

The new Seiko 5 Sports collection will have its Philippine launch on October 16, 2019 at the SMX Convention Center Aura, Taguig City.

For more than 50 years, the Seiko 5 Sports has delivered high levels of reliability, durability, performance and value that have endeared it to generations of watch lovers. Today, Seiko 5 Sports continues to celebrate individuality and extraordinary value with its new designs and broad collection. 

This much loved timepiece is indeed a charmer with its very distinctive attributes which every Seiko 5 sports watch is known for: an automatic movement, a day-date display, significant water resistance, a recessed crown at the four o’ clock position and a case and bracelet built for durability.

The revival of a Seiko classic includes 27 new looks tailored to the taste of the modern youth. There’s something for every style: Sports for the casual yet attractively stylish; Suits for the cultured and sophisticated; Specialist for the classy charmer, Street for the bold. Sense for the creative. Choose your style and come in your Seiko persona. 

Exciting booth activities and surprising rewards are in-store for walk-in guests. Get a chance to be a DJ for a day, create your first wall art, or learn to create your own coffee art!

Great discounts await Seiko watch enthusiasts on the day of the event. Enjoy a 20% discount with the promo codes from Seiko 5 Sports ambassadors Ben&Ben, Rodjun Cruz, Diane Medina, Khalil Ramos, and Shu Calleja, Iggy Binuya, Jormiel Labador, Curtismith and Een Mercado. Plus 15% off will be available for select Seiko products. 

DJ Crwn and Ben&Ben will surely hype up the guests during their live performance. backed up with an all-day party music from DJ Toby Panlilio and DJ Javi Vargas.

For more information visit and know more about Seiko 5 Sports watches or follow Seiko Philippines on Facebook and Instagram (@seikophilippines) for more details.

Technolux Business Series to feauture Van Houten Professional Chocolates and Monin

Culinary Best Source Inc. (CBSI), a division of Technolux, will partner with two leading food brands—Van Houten Professional and Monin Creative Flavor Solutions—for Technolux’s Business Series (TBS) on October 17, 2019 at 2 pm.   The venue is Mall of Kitchens in Makati City.

Technolux is the country’s largest importer and supplier of a complete line of foodservice, small wares and laundry equipment for 44 years.

Van Houten Professional, the pioneers in Cocoa on a quest for professional quality and European Heritage, is a brand of Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high quality chocolates and other cocoa products from Belgium while Monin is touted to be the world's leading brand in premium flavorings for cocktails, coffee and other culinary applications. 

These brands will give home bakers and foodpreneurs samples of delicious sweets and beverages pairings.

During the TBS, pastry chefs from Academy of Pastry and Culinary Arts will conduct baking demos (featuring chocolate tarts, baked brioche with chocolate ganache and filling, fudge brownies, and raspberry chocolate cupcakes, among others) using Van Houten Professional compound chocolates.

Beverage Innovators from Monin, meanwhile, will pair these pastries with coffee, blended, iced and hot beverages using its premium flavorings. 

TBS is held regularly by Technolux to introduce world-class kitchen equipment and quality ingredients to foodpreneurs, chefs and enterprises engaged in the F & B industry. The series is also aimed at helping them discover what will work best for their businesses through product demos and engagements with guest speakers from different countries. 

Mall of Kitchens is located at  9703 Kamagong St. corner Lawaan St., San Antonio Village, Makati City  (tel nos. 8906758/552-3587). 

To know more about Technolux and upcoming business series, please call 8896-4941, 8552-3587 local 6117 or 0917-5488839. 

Visit, call 88964941and 88994531 or visit its corporate office at 2176 Primo Rivera Street, Barangay La Paz Makati City.) 

Sunday, October 13, 2019

If it’s good eats you’re looking for, The New Food Choices has got you covered

Its been months since my last brewed tea fix at Glorietta's Food Choices. This place hold a special place in my heart. This is where I used to hang out and wait for my partner , to pig out on everything. Yes!! The place where I used to enjoy the free wifi with our favorite milk teas on the side. I am happy now that it is open to the public with new interiors and dining options to choose from.

I was just as excited as everyone else's when we were invited for the Food Choices re-opening. Everything is new and most probably the coolest place to hang out by this time.

The Food Choices section of Glorietta has long been the top-of-mind destination for foodies who want to try a variety of cuisines at accessible prices within a relaxing ambience. 

As the “first taste” of the Glorietta’s ongoing redevelopment to serve its mall goers better, Food Choices has reopened with a fresh new look, with more than 30 amped-up options available to suit any type of craving—from snacks, to sumptuous meals, drinks, and delectable desserts. 

Located at the 3rd level of Glorietta, Food Choices boasts of an exciting dining experience in a cozy setting with warm wood details, chic chairs and tables mixed-and-matched with a range of textures and finishes, all following a subtle monochromatic palette brightened up by neon-lit signages. 

The versatility of the space invites one to linger longer over a delicious meal, or maybe coffee and dessert. It is the ideal hangout spot that levels up from the usual food court ambience with quality choices at accessible price points for the Makati foodies.  

The food shops that are found along the Food Choices aisles are a curated mix of familiar favorites, fusion cuisine, and delightfully wicked sweets. 

For those who want a taste of Filipino home cooking, there’s Reyes BBQ for that inihaw and java rice meal fix and Mabini’s Kainan Kapihan is set to serve a revolutionary menu. 

Mesa Steak Sizzlers is there for hearty, meaty meals.  

Those who want to enjoy Asian flavors can take their pick from Kraken Takoyaki, Sushi Nori’s sushi rolls and poke bowls, Maisen’s Katsu sets, Banh Mi Vietnamese sandwiches, Taiwanese-style meals from Mr. Chops, and the sizzling sets from Pepper Lunch Express. 

El Presidente of Binondo is there to offer familiar Chinese favorites while Thai food from BKK Express, Singaporean-Chinese offerings from Wangfu Express and Kosoo’s Korean specialties will soon add to the Asian mix of food merchants.  

Chicken cravings will be sated at Birdhouse, Rotisserie, and World Chicken, and Shawa Wama is set to serve up its popular pita wraps soon. 

For carbo-loading on great pasta, there’s Farina’s, and for more health-conscious diners, there are good food options from the Farmery’s salads and smoothies, Juicy Fresh Juice Bar, and Peppy Olive’s heart-healthy Mediterranean delights. 

A new way to enjoy a caffeine fix is also in the works with choices of cold brew coffee from Nitro 7 Coffee & Tea Bar, while Pure Nectar’s juice cleanse sets are also available for those who want to drink up on healthy stuff. 

If something stronger is needed, diners can unwind with a glass or two of good vino from Totide Wine Bar in the coming days. 

Dessert is always a good idea and Glorietta’s Food Choices has a great array of sweet temptations, ranging from Taho Manila’s take on a street food fave, to Cassalu’s Filipino cheesecakes, Dulcinea’s bestselling churros con chocolate and Lord Stow’s egg tarts. 

Those who want to cool off from shopping can head for Jungle Joy’s Banana con Hielo, and Wooyoo Premium Milk Frost’s lineup of Korean bingsu choices. Of course, if you want to bring some sweet stuff home, there’s always Mary Grace and Sans Rival. 

Mo's Cookies will soon delight cookie lovers with their mouth-watering treats that are offered in bite-sized (called crumbs!), which is good for sharing, and their palm-sized cookies. 

If it’s good eats you’re looking for, Food Choices has got you covered, all located within a fun place to relax during a shopping break, a quick meal before catching a movie, or simply a place to hang out and dine with friends and family.      

Food Choices is located at the 3rd floor of Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati.

Follow us on social media to find out more about Food Choices.
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Samsung partners with Grab for an immersing ride of your life

Filipinos spend a lot of time stuck in traffic. With not much left to do but sit and wait—especially during rush hour—commuters are forced...