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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Get multiple skin care benefits with The No.1 Best Selling Dr. Morita sheet masks



I started using facial masks 2 years ago because it was the hype and I ran out of toner. I religiously use it after feeling and seeing the difference  for about one month of including it in my beauty routine.   Then I switched to every brand when I chanced upon them abroad. It was hard changing and trying different brands. Then someone gave me Dr. Morita facial masks as pasalubong. What I love about Dr. Morita is that its not messy and sticky and has that after glow radiance right after using the sheet mask.




Dr. Morita recently launched their best-selling Hyaluronic Acid Essence Mask last Sept 27 at Shangri-la The Fort, BGC.

Get your hands on the no. 1 best-selling sheet masks in Taiwan and Hong Kong! Known for making affordable yet top-quality skin care products, Dr. Morita has been recognized many times over. Aside from rave reviews from the media, it was also selected as the official facial sheet mask in the 2014 Miss Hong Kong pageant. Their best-selling Hyaluronic Acid Essence Mask has also recently won the Silver Award from Monde Selection, an independent consumer product evaluating body.



There are six (6) variants to enjoy:

Award-winning and best-selling, Dr. Morita Hyaluronic Acid Essence Mask ensures lasting moisture is delivered to the skin with Hyaluronic Acid and Collagen imported from Japan. Apart from hydrating the skin with three different sizes of Hyaluronic Acid molecules, it also soothes and promotes skin repair with Cucumber Extract, Marine Collagen, Ceramide, and Niacinamide. This makes a great anti-aging option for all skin types, including those with sensitive skin.
Dr. Morita Intense Hydrating Serum Facial Mask sustains long-lasting skin moisturization afforded by Japanese Hyaluronic Acid and Amino Acids.

Hydration is delivered efficiently to the different layers of the skin thanks to large, medium, and small Hyaluronic Acid molecules. This makes sure even dry skin types get the moisture it needs for a longer time.  It also contains skin-caring Niacinamide, Allantoin, Squalane, and Ceramides.



Get multiple skin care benefits with Dr. Morita Triple Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Essence Facial Mask. Its large, medium, and small Hyaluronic Acid molecules deliver lasting hydration to all layers of the skin. It’s also a great anti-aging and brightening treat for your skin. Among its 11 Amino Acids are Arginine, which brightens skin by repairing visible skin damage, and Glycine and Proline which help smooth fine lines and wrinkles.



Dr. Morita Whitening & Moisturizing Essence Facial Mask makes it possible to whiten your skin without drying it out! Hydrating Japanese Hyaluronic Acid combines with Mandelic Acid from Merck Germany, one of the leading pharmaceutical groups in worldwide. Mandelic Acid is one of the gentler Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA’s) around, making it a great option for easily sensitized skin. This also contains various plant, flower, and root extracts to soothe, hydrate, and brighten skin.

Looking for something new? Try Dr. Morita Platinum Colloid & Hematite Extraction Whitening Black Facial Mask. Japanese Tranexamic Acid and multiple herb extracts whiten while Hyaluronic Acid gives deep hydration. Treat your skin to Iron-rich Hematite and Obsidian Extracts, known to have toning, regenerating, and strengthening properties. Antioxidant-rich Platinum Colloid helps your skin fight aging.

Give your face a luxury treatment with Dr. Morita Platinum Colloid & Black Pearl Extraction Moisturizing & Whitening Black Facial Mask. Hyaluronic Acid hydrates while Platinum Colloid’s antioxidant content prevents skin from premature aging. Black Pearl Extract has been part of ancient Chinese medicine and skin care for good reason: calcium-rich pearl powder has been known to help detoxify, promote cell renewal, and enhance skin elasticity. Care for your skin while getting whitening benefits from Tranexamic Acid and multiple herb extracts.




Proper Usage and Pro Tips:
Cleanse your face. Apply mask on the face and leave it for 10-15 minutes. Remove and gently massage around the face area for the essence to be fully absorbed by the skin. No need to rinse off.

Dr. Chun Hsu Jou, third generation of the brand’s founding family shares that their sheet masks already have toner, lotion, and serum. Those with dry skin may apply moisturizing serum or cream, if so desired. Hurray for one-step skin care!

Dr. Jou also recommends using Dr. Morita sheet masks before going to bed for revitalized skin in the morning.

Don’t let the excess leftover essence in the sheet mask package go to waste. Use it on your face and neck the next morning or night.

Don’t leave sheet masks on for more than the recommended time, as it will result in “reverse osmosis,” leaving your skin drier than the ideal.

Going on a trip? Sheet masks are a great travel-friendly skin care option!

Consider using a sheet mask daily for better results.



Help share the good news! Please use the hashtags #drmoritaph and #drmoritasheetmasks as you spread the love for Dr. Morita sheet masks on social media. Like Dr. Jou Philippines on Facebook, and follow @drmoritaph on Instagram to get the latest on Dr. Morita products.



Dr. Morita sheet masks are now available at Watsons and SM Beauty for only P74.00 each. Dr. Morita products are distributed locally by Gentro International Products, Inc.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Some Like It Hot: Try the New Max's Spicy Chicken




Who wants their chicken hot and spicy?? Me!!! Im glad that Max's Restaurant introduces The new Max's Spicy Chicken. Its the right kind of spicy with a touch of Max's flavor to it. The best thing is its cooked right and crunchy with a kick of chili. Di nagtipid sa chili! Best to partner with their house blend banana catchup! and Max's must-try dishes like Crispy pata! Yum!

The new Max’s Spicy Chicken makes its debut as the latest addition to the award-winning Filipino restaurant’s list of must-try dishes.



Max’s Restaurant welcomes the holiday season with two spiced up treats to make every day celebrations extra special—or should we say extra spicy?




 This sumptuous offering puts an exciting twist to the well-loved Max’s Fried Chicken, as it is tossed in a special chili pepper seasoning that will leave you craving for more. Best paired with Max’s house blend banana ketchup, enjoy bite after bite of juicy chicken with just the right balance of sweet and spicy.



“Customers can now enjoy a spicy, Sarap To The Bones™ Fried Chicken with the new Max’s Spicy Chicken. Head to your nearest Max’s Restaurant, try our new Max’s Spicy Chicken, and have a great dining experience!” said Max’s Restaurant National Business Unit Head Paolo Serrano.



Max’s Restaurant is offering the Spicy Chicken Family Platter at only PHP529. For those who wish to have a spicy feast with friends or family, there is also the Spicy Chicken Platter Bundle which includes the Max’s Spicy Chicken together with a choice of one bestselling soup, large plain rice, four glasses of iced tea, four Caramel Bar Ice Cream, and one plush toy all for PHP1,399.



The love for spicy does not stop there with Max’s Restaurant’s Honey Glazed Chili Cripsy Pata. Premium pork knuckle made extra special by stir frying in garlic and ginger, and then lathered with local honey and served with Max’s pata sauce, there is no reason why the Honey Glazed Chili Crispy Pata should not be included in one’s next order at Max’s Restaurant together with the new Max’s Spicy Chicken.



The addition of the Max’s Spicy Chicken and Honey Gazed Chili Crispy Pata to the Max’s Restaurant menu is further proof of the social media awardee on 2018 People’s Choice’s commitment to cater to the changing demands of its customers. With more people becoming more adventurous in their food choices, the Max’s Spicy Chicken and Honey Glazed Chili Crispy Pata are welcome treats for you.


Your Max’s favorites are just a click, chat or call away.

Visit www.maxschicken.com to order through the Max’s Restaurant website, leave a message with Max’s Restaurant’s Facebook Messenger chat bot, or dial 7-9000 to order via landline or mobile!



Thursday, September 27, 2018

Mickey Mouse celebrates 90 years with SM Supermalls "Share A Smile" campaign



SM Supermalls and SM Retail team up for a spectacular Mickey Mouse 90 years anniversary  with ‘Share-A-Smile’ campaign.



The Walt Disney Company Philippines and ‘Share-A-Smile’ is a retail campaign with SM celebrating Mickey’s 90th anniversary in the Philippines. With Mickey-inspired merchandise –from shirts, toys, bags, and so much more fans of the beloved Mickey Mouse can definitely kick-off Mickey‘s birthday celebrations in the Philippines starting this September. Until October 31, SM mall-goers are in for an immersive retail experience across 10 SM supermalls in Metro Manila.



“Coming together to share smiles among malI-goers, we are honored to partner with Disney as they celebrate a magical milestone of giving unparalleled joy to kids and kids-at-heart.” said Jonjon San Agustin, SM Supermalls senior vice president for marketing.

“Mickey has become a friend of every kid and everyone who is a kid at heart. This year marks our milestone year as we are celebrating 90 years of fun, laughter and smiles that Mickey Mouse has brought to fans all over the world.” shared Veronica Cabalinan, Country Head of The Walt Disney Company, Philippines. “We are happy to be collaborating with SM in a series of celebrations, activations and retail promotions that will allow Mickey to celebrate his anniversary with all his Filipino fans.”




Share-A-Smile’ Retail Program

Until October 31, wear the iconic Mickey by choosing from 60-exclusively designed Mickey-inspired shirts from SM Youth. The 60 Tees for 60 Years shirts tell the story of the iconic Mickey Mouse and how he remains to be the icon of style icons through the years.

As part of the celebration, Disney and SM are releasing special-edition Mickey and Minnie plush toys marking the milestones of both companies. which will be available on Toy Kingdom nationwide.

More so, celebrating Mickey’s anniversary comes with a bonus! For a minimum spend of P1,000 for any Mickey ‘Share-A-Smile’ / SM 60th merchandise or Mickey Classic products, shoppers are entitled to a limited edition Mickey Tote Bag for free! Shoppers can choose from four designs.

These and more Mickey True Original merchandise, such as toys, shirts, bags, stationery, home accessories, are available in SM malls nationwide!




‘Share-A-Smile’ Roving Caravan

Want to stay in the Disney radar? Fully experience the festivities around Mickey’s 90th anniversary by visiting the ‘Share-A-Smile’ mall caravan in the following SM malls: North EDSA, Megamall, Mall of Asia, Aura, Southmall, Fairview, Manila, San Lazaro, East Ortigas, and Marikina!

Share smiles with friends and the whole family and visit Disney’s ‘Share-A-Smile’ caravan in participating SM Metro Manila malls. For more information, visit www.smsupermalls.com. Share your experience using the hashtag #MickeyTrueOriginal.



SM North Edsa September 17-30
SM Megamall October 2-16
SM Mall of Asia  October 1-12
SM Aura October 17-26
SM Southmall October 18-31
SM Fairview Oct 2-16
SM Manila September 26-30
SM San Lazaro October 2-16
SM East Ortigas September 15-23
SM Marikina Oct 18-31

For exclusive news about SM Supermalls, visit or follow SM’s official social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; and get an insider access to all the fun happenings at SM Supermalls nationwide through SM’s Viber Public Chat. Tweet your thoughts, upload and share your photos about your memorable moments at SM, then use its official hashtag #EverythingsHereAtSM.


Potatoes help kids Power Up for School




When you hear the word potato, what is the first thing that comes to mind?

Well for me, it’s fries!  The perfect sidekick to hamburgers and the other half of my favorite combo -- fish and chips.

The popularity of fries (and our addiction to fast food!) makes it appear that potatoes are “unhealthy”, when in fact, it is one of the most nutritious veggies around.

My kids, who are now in their 20s, loved potatoes when they were growing up. I enjoyed cooking it for them and mixing it with their favorite kaldereta and afritada. I also frequently prepared mashed potatoes with grilled cheese and bacon toppings. They always asked for seconds!




I am glad potatoes were part of my kids’ diet, especially when they were still going to school. Not only are they delicious, but potatoes also provide the energy, carbohydrates and potassium kids need to power performance throughout the school day.

As parents, our number one priority is to make sure they stay fit, healthy and alert. I admit, making my kids eat nutritious food was a challenge. But thank goodness for potatoes!

Potatoes are packed with vitamin C (boosts immunity), vitamin B6 (improves cognitive function) and potassium (important for healthy growth and building muscles). They are filled with “quality carbs” that help optimize mental and physical performance. Potatoes are also naturally fat-, sodium- and cholesterol-free.





Potatoes USA, an organization that has brought US frozen, US tablestock and US dehydrated potatoes to our shores, offers a lot of options for potato meals. They recently visited the culinary club of The Raya School in Fairview, Quezon City to demonstrate the potato’s versatility. After a session on the potato’s benefits, they conducted a preparation and cooking demo,


Chef Kristine Lotilla led the workshop that was attended by middle school students who are members of the school's Culinary Club.








Each student was given a mashed potato kit containing U.S. Dehydrated Potato Standard Flakes, milk, butter, and salt. Chef Kristine showed them how to rehydrate the dehydrated potatoes.

Chef Kristine and the students prepared two recipes:

Broccoli Cheddar Potato Puffs
(https://www.potatogoodness.com/recipes/broccoli-cheddar-potato-puffs/


                          Chocolate Mashed Potato Truffles
(https://www.potatogoodness.com/recipes/chocolate-mashed-potato-truffles/)

These look yummy! If the kids can do it, so can you!

A wide variety of high quality U.S. potatoes can be purchased from major supermarkets and groceries nationwide.




For more information on US potatoes, visit www.potatogoodness.com/ or like and follow Potatoes USA-Philippines on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PotatoesUSAPhilippines/.




Hamilo Coast & WWF partners to preserve its surrounding nature


The Philippines ranks third in plastic pollution in terms of dumping plastic into our oceans. This is largely caused by inefficient waste disposal in the country and poor awareness of the problem. Because of this, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines, has been closely involved in coastal cleanups and other initiatives around the country to instill the importance of tackling this issue.



On its 11th landmark year, Hamilo Coast and WWF-Philippines’ partnership now stands firmly on environmental programs aimed at not just ending plastic pollution but also at preserving its surrounding nature. Hamilo Coast, with the help of WWF-Philippines, has gone way beyond annual coastal cleanups and has carefully planted sustainability within its day to day operations.

                               Hamilo Coast Giant Clams at Santelmo Cove



Warriors of the Waters
Acknowledging that everything that happens on the ridge has a direct effect on the reef, WWF-Philippines and Hamilo Coast continue to implement programs for its Ridge to Reef Management. This includes the declaration of Hamilo Coast’s three coves into Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) – Pico de Loro and Etayo coves, and Hamilo Coast’s main marine sanctuary, Santelmo Cove, where giant clams are being cultivated and a vibrant marine life thrive. Ongoing projects to protect coastal and terrestrial resources include mangrove reforestation, pawikan conservation, marine mammal rescue, and reef
monitoring.

                                                    Santelmo Cove



From Solid Waste to Zero Waste
With efforts to keep the property and surroundings clean and green, WWF-Philippines developed a solid waste management plan for Pico de Loro Cove at Hamilo Coast, including a vermicomposting site aimed at attaining zero green wastes to be sent to landfill.

Early this 2018, Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club and Pico Sands Hotel shifted a few of its operations to become more environmental friendly. The use of plastics have been replaced with paper straws and cups, good grade stirrers, and takeaway packs, which will eradicate the dumping of non-biodegradable waste of 180,000 plastic straws and 27,000 plastic stirrers annually. 

Pico de Loro Cove at Hamilo Coast
               

The Club and Hotel also partnered with WWF-Philippines in implementing a food waste management system, an initiative aimed at urging staff, members, and guests to be more conscious about food resources and waste. With leftover rice noted as one of the highest food waste contributor in the property, the restaurants’ menus now offer rice separately, also considering diners who are non-rice eaters. A campaign to encourage guests to only get the food they can consume in a buffet was also launched in the middle of the year.

Keeping a resort development clean involves maximum effort. Water quality is regularly tested and monitored while waste water from the different locators within Pico de Loro Cove at Hamilo Coast are processed and recycled to keep the lush landscapes clean and green.

Freia at Pico de Loro Cove


Living in Harmony with Nature
Green building strategies were carefully considered in Pico de Loro Cove’s latest luxury beach condominium development, Freia. This mid-rise contemporary tropical condominium building, which offers a spectacular panorama of the sea and verdant mountains, takes pride in its features that allow sustainable green living and consider cost-efficient operations. For instance, natural lighting and ventilation was considered in the building design and solar energy will be used for certain common areas. An efficient waste management system will also ensure reduced carbon footprints on the part of the residential community, thus promising a lifestyle that is not just close to nature but is one with its surrounding environmental bounties.


Through the years, Hamilo Coast continues to champion sustainable practices through luxury seaside living at par with environmental awareness.

Achievements and recognitions, such as its Bronze Benchmark Status from Earth Check in 2015 and 2017, and its exemplary practice on solid waste management given by the Department of Natural Resource’s Annual Environmental Summit in 2017, proves Hamilo Coast is not just a destination, but is also becoming a premier sustainable beach resort community.


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

The marriage between tech and fashion: Goes beyond the ultimate user experience


Trendsetters have always paraded their smartphones as bold fashion statements, but the design philosophy behind a style-setting smartphone goes way beyond just colors and looks. The sensory touch, grip and the shape of the phone are also key factors that go into the ultimate smartphone experience.

Clearly building a modern smartphone is no simple task. Underneath the exterior, a multitude of unknown challenges require thinking outside the box, such as compact structural stacking, specific component design, and a host of advanced technical conundrums.


The new Vivo V11 and V11i highlight the smartphone maker’s commitment to predicting and fulfilling consumer needs. Every aspect of the phone has been carefully considered – the result is a finely-crafted and precise marriage between tech and fashion.

Display size matters: Elevating the user experience through the 6.41-inch Super AMOLED Halo FullViewTM Display that has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio

Screen size really matters, because a wider screen delivers a genuinely better viewing experience. The Vivo V11 features 1.76mm bezels on both sides and 3.8mm bezels at the bottom, achieving a 91.27% in screen-to-body ratio. Not only that, Vivo also successfully minimized the Vivo V11’s notch, which houses only a single 25-megapixel camera, to achieve a near bezel-less display without sacrificing the selfie camera. Furthermore, the earpiece is also placed at the top of the phone which eliminates extra space and maximizes the benefits of a wider screen.



Super AMOLED Halo FullViewTM Display
Providing a vivid-looking display is also critical, especially when users today use their smartphones to watch videos on-the-go. The Vivo V11 comes with a Super AMOLED display that is equipped with E2, a top-grade luminescent material which allows visuals to turn out vivid and bright. The P3 color gamut of the phone also helps to enhance color display -- this works when the sRGB images are accurately displayed on the P3 screen, covering 99.5% of the DCI-P3 and 99.9% of sRGB color gamut. Users can now enjoy pictures with accurate real-life colors, while displaying pics of their truly vivid memories.

Top notch with a single 25-megapixel camera

All about the screen-to-body ratio 
The screen-to-body ratio of a phone should not be overlooked as it is key to providing a compact design without compromising on comfort. Ultimately, a bigger screen provides no enjoyment if it can’t be held comfortably on the go. In order to create the perfect design combination of function and form, Vivo has analyzed thousands of palms to create the ideal phone form factor. The designers had to meticulously polish and fine-tune the curves to ensure a perfect fit for all different hand shapes.

High screen-to-body ratio with a perfect fit 
The front side of Vivo V11 has a sleek unified design that stands out from all other smartphones. To amplify the fashionable aspect of the phone, In-Display Fingerprint Scanning effortlessly delivers what is a complex security feature. Using a sensor hidden under the screen, it verifies the user’s identity by accurately recognizing the reflected light from the fingerprint. This not only means that users will get a seamless view of the phone from top-to-bottom, it is also much more accessible as unlocking the phone will only require a simple ‘tap’ on the screen. 

In-Display Fingerprint Scanning
Sleek back cover design takes tech fashion to the next level
The back of the phone is just as important as the front, as it can help to accessorize anyone’s everyday look. The back is so often overlooked, and while there are many phone cases on the markets that can beautify the back of a phone, this often means compromising on comfort due to the bulkiness of the casing. The craftsmanship of the Vivo V11 is a thoughtful value-add that highlights Vivo’s attention to detail in providing a holistic combination of comfort and beauty for consumers. 

Nebula Color

Starry Night
 
The Vivo V11 comes in two unique fusion colors that look sleek and futuristic. The first color is Starry Night which is inspired by glistening stars after dark. 
The second color is Nebula. Vivo created this color by using multiple dyeing processes to produce the striking blue and purple gradient, reminiscent of the beautiful hues of the real-life Nebula’s of our universe. 
                               



                 
                                                     
Marrying the elements of tech and fashion is a strong evidence of Vivo’s commitment to provide consumers with the ultimate user experience. The Vivo V11 is a revolutionary product of the brand that further emphasizes that tech and beauty can go hand-in-hand and without compromise. #

JG Summit to Upgrade Employee Experience Through Microsoft Office 365 and the Cloud Platform





(L to R): Jackie Buenviaje, Account Executive, Microsoft Philippines, Carlos Santos, Group Chief Information Officer, JGSHI, Lance Y. Gokongwei, President and Chief Operating Officer of JGSHI, Andrea Della Mattea, President, Microsoft Asia Pacific, Alberto Granados, Vice President, Microsoft Asia Pacific, Ricky Kapur, General Manager, Enterprise Operations Unit, Microsoft Asia Pacific, Tanya Aguila – Loo, Specialist Technology Unit Lead, Microsoft Philippines



With a vision to become the leading digital conglomerate in the Philippines, JG Summit Holdings Inc. aims to achieve this goal through a digital transformation journey that will embed digitalization in its core business strategies to meet the evolving needs and lifestyle not just of its customers, but also of its employees.

“Our vision is to be the leading digital conglomerate in the Philippines. To achieve that goal, multiple groups within the JG Summit Business Units, Subsidiaries, and Affiliates have been working behind the scenes to bring about this transformation,” said JG Summit President and CEO Lance Y. Gokongwei.
Among the initiatives will be to upgrade the employee experience across the entire conglomerate through the use of Microsoft Office 365 and the cloud platform. JG Summit is transitioning from on-premise systems to Microsoft’s cloud services.

Office 365 is a set of Microsoft applications that allows users belonging to the same network to store files and share information.  Compared to earlier versions of Microsoft applications, Office 365 uses the cloud platform, which offers agility, greater efficiency and security benefits.

JG Summit’s move to the cloud platform will further enable its employees to transform their environment into a digital workplace. With this project, the conglomerate envisions a New Culture of Work where employees will be introduced to the Modern Digital Workplace which will empower people across the organization to achieve more by enabling better communication, collaboration, and sharing of information from computers to mobile phones in a single cohesive platform.

The first step is to migrate everyone away from current e-mail platform and put everyone up unto the cloud platform accessible from anywhere in the world and enable collaboration on any device.

Ricky Kapur, General Manager, Enterprise Operating Unit, Microsoft Asia Pacific, reiterated how JG Summit’s initiatives closely aligns with Microsoft’s mission. “At Microsoft, we empower every person and every organization to do more. The fourth industrial revolution is here, and organizations must digitally transform not just to optimize operations, but to enable their people. We’re very excited to work with JG Summit and be part of their digital transformation journey.”

JG Summit is one of the largest and most diversified Filipino conglomerates, engaged primarily in businesses that serve a growing middle class with rising disposable incomes in the Philippines, Southeast Asia, and Australasia.  These businesses include branded snack foods and beverages, commodities, agro-industrial businesses, air transportation, banking, real estate, and petrochemicals.


Friday, September 21, 2018

Cebu Pacific expands ‘Change for Good’ initiative to Clark hub



The Philippines' leading airline, Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB), marks the third year of its partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) through the Change for Good initiative with the expansion of the program to all flights in and out of its hub at the Clark International Airport. Beginning September 1, 2018, passengers on all Cebu Pacific domestic and international flights to and from Clark will be able participate and donate loose change, spare foreign currency or whatever amount they can spare to help vulnerable children in the Philippines receive proper nutrition in the first 1,000 days of their lives.



“We are very grateful to Cebu Pacific for further expanding our Change for Good partnership. Now, passengers boarding Clark flights can join in the fight to ensure that children in the Philippines not only survive but thrive. By donating any amount, you invest in the future of Filipino children,” UNICEF Representative Lotta Sylwander says. 

Change for Good was established by UNICEF in 1987, in alliance with the global airline industry. The alliance is designed to collect spare currency from passengers on board flights of partner airlines with the aim to reach millions of undernourished children in over 150 countries. To date, Change for Good is one of the longest-running efforts of the UN children’s agency.

Cebu Pacific is the first and only partner of UNICEF for the Change for Good initiative in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. To date, CEB is also the only local airline partner who raises funds to benefit children in its home country.  All funds donated by passengers aboard Cebu Pacific flights for the Change for Good initiative benefit children in marginalized communities in the Philippines.

“We are immensely thankful to all our passengers who have donated to Change for Good for the past two years. The program is a practical way to put spare foreign currency or loose change to good use, rather than letting these become clutter in our homes. As we roll-out to more flights, more passengers will have the opportunity to help make a change, and will give hope to more disadvantaged children in the Philippines,” said Atty. JR Mantaring, Vice President for Corporate Affairs of Cebu Pacific.

According to UNICEF, the first 1,000 days of life have a significant effect on a child’s future.  This golden window of opportunity builds the foundation for a child’s ability to grow, learn and earn.  Children who get the right health and nutrition in their first 1,000 days are ten times more likely to overcome life-threatening diseases, more likely to complete more grade levels in school, and go on to earn up to 50% more in wages as adults.  Sadly, around 3.4 million Filipino children who are stunted may never reach their full potential due to poor nutrition. The collections from Change for Good supports UNICEF Philippines’ program on ensuring optimal health and nutrition in the first 1,000 days of a Filipino child -- from conception to the child’s second year of life.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Shopee Fashion Week offers Up To 95% Off The Hottest Fashion Items from Sept 19-25




I have been addicted to perfumes lately. If you have known me well enough, I have been panic buying colognes and perfumes when they are on sale. Mostly, I got my perfumes abroad as a pasabuy or online when its not available in the mall/department stores.

 I just recently discovered that Shopee is selling my favorite perfumes at a fraction of a price. Sobrang mura and its a steal for an authentic perfume. Yey!! Shopee supports my love for perfumes. This time around, they are again on sale!!! with my favorite apparel and accessories from brands like Bench and CLN.



From September 19 to 25, score attractive deals from leading fashion brands like Bench, Silverworks, Banana Peel, and many more.






Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, teams up with leading fashion brands including Bench, Silverworks, CLN, Watch Republic, Banana Peel, Avel Designs, and Unisilver to kick off Shopee Fashion Week. From 19 to 25 September, users can indulge themselves with up to 95% off men’s and women’s fashion categories including apparel, shoes, and accessories.



To cater to the diverse fashion tastes of all Filipino shoppers, Shopee Fashion Week will contain six themed collections namely Fresh Finds, Sneakerfest, Aegyo! Korean Fashion, Denim + Leather, Holiday Glam, and Accessorize. Featuring unbelievable deals starting from ₱1.00, shoppers can save even more when purchasing their fashion essentials on Shopee. Shoppers can also look forward to the Everything Must Go flash sale on September 25, where the most in-demand fashion items will be available at unbeatable prices.





Shopee Fashion Week will also mark the official launch of Bench, the top fashion brand in the Philippines, on Shopee Mall. To celebrate the opening, Bench will be offering 20% off storewide for fashion hunters to fill their wardrobes. Bench Apparel and Bench Body will also offer exclusive bundles for as low as ₱259.00 on a limited time only, so fans of the brand can usher in the festive year-end shopping period with Bench on Shopee. Lastly, the first 100 Bench shoppers will win a free cosmetics set and limited-edition postcards signed by celebrities Max Collins and Marco Gumabao.









Jane Lim, Director of Shopee Philippines, said, “Shopee is dedicated to bringing a customised shopping experience that caters to the unique tastes of our users. With dozens of the most beloved local fashion brands on board, Shopee Fashion Week aims to give users first-hand access to exclusive deals on a wide variety of clothes, shoes, and other fashion accessories. Together with themed collections and various other attractive promotions, we are confident shoppers can save even more on their favourite fashion products at Shopee Fashion Week.”



For more information about Shopee’s Fashion Week, visit: https://shopee.ph/m/fashion-week

For more information about Shopee, visit https://shopee.ph

Download the Shopee app for free on App Store or Google Play Store.

Metrobank signs US$ 300 Million Bilateral Deal with ICTSI Global Finance B.V.

Closing the deal are Metrobank Executive Vice President and Institutional Banking Sector Head Mary Mylene A. Caparas (2nd from left) a...