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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Enjoy crispy chicken in four Taco Bell favorites



If there's one dish that Filipinos universally love, it would be fried chicken! With its golden-brown, crispy batter surrounding its juicy and succulent meat, fried chicken is an irresistible treat for the senses. 

Good news for fans of this delectable protein: crispy chicken is making a comeback at Taco Bell in a way that will surely make your mouths water. Starting August 21, the once loved Taco Bell Crispy Chicken Fest is back with a hot, new twist! 



The new, scrumptious offering is available in four signature Taco Bell dishes. Choose whether to gorge on a cheesy Crispy Chicken Burrito or to enjoy it on topped on your Mexican rice in the Crispy Chicken Naked Burrito. You can also savor the crunchy treat in our signature Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme or experience the ultimate crunchy treat, with the Chick ‘n Nachos combo. All these are made with 100%, whole-muscle chicken strips made more exciting with a kick of mild spice. Price starts at P149 and may vary depending on where you’re ordering from. 

Want to spice things up some more? Mix and match which sauce to pair your meal with classic Taco Bell nacho cheese or tangy garlic sauce. 

The irresistible hot, new chick has really spiced things up with her comeback! Enjoy Taco Bell’s Mexican-inspired take on this classic favorite by ordering it dine-in or to-go! You can also enjoy these delicious treats at the comfort of your home! You can have it delivered by calling 8911-11-11, or through GrabFood and Foodpanda. 

For more information about this and other promos and offerings, like and follow Taco Bell on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

TikTok Tips for Keeping Your Teeth Healthy and Strong


Throughout this pandemic, people have been making an extra effort to stay healthy, as an added protective measure against COVID-19. While it is important to maintain the overall wellbeing of both body and mind, you must not forget to focus on oral health, too.
During these past few months of community quarantine, access to dental clinics has been limited. While visiting a dentist for regular checkups is a challenge, there are things that you can do from home to give your teeth and gums some much-needed TLC. Believe it or not, you can actually discover more about this on TikTok.

Anyone who wants to learn how to properly care for your teeth should check out Teeth-Tok dentists, Dr. Hanz Joshua Kiel Sandoval and Dr. Leya Ramos. Both share informative and helpful content that are sure to make you smile. Here are a couple of their videos that feature quick and easy dental health tips that you can do everyday.
 Dr. Hanz shares a helpful guide for beating bad breath through proper mouth cleaning, and tweaking what you eat. In this video, you’ll see that he isn’t just a great dentist. He’s a good dancer, too!https://www.tiktok.com/@hanzsomedoval/video/6845842608091188481
Keeping teeth clean is an essential step in maintaining oral health. Here, Dr. Leya shares tips on  how to brush your teeth more efficiently. Watch until the end for expert tips for choosing a toothbrush, and how often to clean your teeth.https://www.tiktok.com/@docleya/video/6845191618832764161
Be sure to follow these amazing dentists on TikTok, and give extra care to your teeth and gums today. You can really learn a lot when you follow educational creators like them on the app. Plus, if you have your own informative videos to share, you can also do so using the hashtag #TikTokU.
Download TikTok on your iOS and Android devices to get started.

‘Consumers don’t just want healthy, they want healthier’, Amway Philippines reveals changes in consumer demands due to pandemic



The current pandemic has caused increasingly health conscious consumers to reevaluate their lifestyle and demands, and these changes were noted by direct selling industry leader Amway Philippines as they monitored the sales of their health supplements.

“Even before the lockdown, there was already a surge in demand for immunity-related products such as our Nutrilite health supplements, especially our own vitamin C, Acerola C, and B Vitamins,” recalls Leni Olmedo, Country Manager of Amway Philippines. “Though there is no specific supplement that’s been found to prevent catching illnesses, consumers continue to take these to support their balanced diet in hopes of being less vulnerable.”



As per Euromonitor, Amway’s plant-based health supplement line Nutrilite is the only global vitamin and dietary supplement brand that grows, harvests, and processes plants on their own certified organic farms. “We monitor the entire process from seed to supplement and this level of traceability is what drives customer trust and confidence in our products,” Olmedo reveals. 

Organic has a healthy connotation to consumers since pesticide- and chemical-free are considered to be safe and more nutritious. Recent research by Ecovia Intelligence show that organic and sustainable food retailers all over the globe are also experiencing significant increases in sales amidst the health crisis, and that the demand for these products is expected to remain strong post-COVID-19.

“Many will keep to these healthy eating habits to help protect themselves, so this amplified awareness and these demands on health and wellness will surely continue to be relevant in the future,” Olmedo adds.

The country manager further shares that this crisis has taught them that consumers prefer brands that are purpose-driven, and that they form strong relationships with companies that they can trust. “Our traceable process ensures consumers that what we offer is pure, safe, and effective, so we are able to secure the loyalty of our local customer base especially during the pandemic wherein health is a major concern.”

She concludes, “During these uncertain times, Filipinos will remember brands that are able to service them well and meaningfully.”

SkinWhite #BeTheLight initiative heralds the value of working hand-in-hand through kind-hearted volunteers and frontliners




The last few months were indeed challenging not only for us here in the Philippines, but globally. As we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects that completely altered the normalcy we used to know, almost everyone feels that they are in the dark and without hope. 

SkinWhite, a pioneering whitening brand stood out by bringing light not just to whiten skin but to bring the light of hope to everyone through its #BeTheLight campaign. This envisioned to champion togetherness with everyone, either by group or individual, to be the beacons of light in these trying times.



#BeTheLight campaign supported the good causes of several individuals and organizations through donation. Selected individuals were Marielle Solomon of Siargao Community Kitchen which  aided more than 4,000 families in their community and neighboring barangays, Barangay Holy Spirit PWD Association’s president Sarah dela Rosa whose efforts were recognized even outside their area, Pia Alviola of Project Love who was able to donate more than 2,000 protective equipment to frontliners, Melissa Olit of Aiza’s Community Kitchen reached more than 15,000 beneficiaries, and Angela Lapinosa’s team for RiceAboveCovid, were able to provide more than 300 help packages. 


SkinWhite also reached out to several organizations to work together to #BeTheLight to more people across the country. These organizations were Save San Roque Alliance, an organization that provided meals to families in Sitio San Roque, North Triangle, Quezon City, #SilogForACause, a group who prepared silog meals for frontliners and volunteers, Tulong Kabataan Volunteer Network, bikers turned donors of Life Cycles PH, FoodTray2Go, Act as One PH, Juan Spark Youth Leaders, and Project PEARLS (Peace, Education, Aspiration, Respect, Love, and Smiles) who have put smiles on children’s faces amidst the pandemic and the discomfort caused by the enforced quarantine. SkinWhite amplified their efforts by sharing their stories nationwide through social media with the hope that many people will be inspired to join in their causes. 


Aside from individuals and organizations, the light also transcended to SkinWhite’s trade partners. The brand’s display rental fees were converted to augment the needs of each of the participating store’s dedicated frontliner employees. Relief packages including essential goods and SkinWhite products were prepared and given to them. Through this, SkinWhite and its trade partners were the light that gave these hardworking frontliner employees more encouragement and motivation during these hard times.



Everyone can share the light, and #BeTheLight.

As the #BeTheLight initiative heralds the value of working hand-in-hand, SkinWhite creatively thought of more ways to have more people on board in the mission to share the light. Different people were asked to write and send words of encouragement and appreciation to our kind-hearted volunteers and frontliners. This is to make them feel that they are not alone in this fight and that they are truly appreciated! These personal messages were included on the daily essential packages which SkinWhite prepared for them.


#BeTheLight aims to have brighter days ahead for everyone

#BeTheLight campaign proved that by coming together, significant and brighter results are sure to radiate among communities and neighborhoods. And just like light, it continues to transcend to everyone. This initiative is a reminder of hope, not only for frontliners, volunteers, and those affected by the pandemic, but for everyone who needs hope as we all bounce back from these trying times. 

Now more than ever, SkinWhite will continue to #BeTheLight by giving hope and encouragement to more individuals and organizations to continue on with the cause to bring brighter days ahead!


Pamahalaan ng QC naglabas ng children’s book tungkol sa kasaysayan ng Lungsod


Kamakailang inihayag ni Quezon City Joy Belmonte na ang sila ay magpapamigay ng libro na pinamagatang “What Kids Should Know About Quezon City” sa mga paaralan at sa mga kabataan ng lungsod.

Ang “What Kids Should Know About Quezon City” ay isang librong pambata na naglalayong magbigay kaalaman tungkol sa kasaysayan ng Lungsod Quezon. Layunin din nito na maging isang inspirasyon at palalimin ang kamalayan ng mga kabataan sa mga kuwento ng Quezon City.

Ang libro ay ipamimigay sa lahat ng aklatan ng mga pampublikong paaralan. Bukod pa rito, gumagawa ng paraan ang Lungsod Quezon upang maipamahagi rin ang libro sa digital na format.



Ang mga kwento na nakapaloob sa libro ay hango sa kasaysayan ng mga tao, lugar, at kaganapan na humubog sa Quezon City at, sa ilang pagkakataon, sa buong bansa. 

Nabuo ang “What Kids Should Know About Quezon City” kasama ang mga partner ng lokal na pamahalaan: ang QC Education Affairs Unit at ang Adarna House publishing.

Bilang bahagi ng paglunsad ng librong “What Kids Should Know About Quezon City” at ang pagdiriwang ng kaarawan ng dating pangulong Manuel L. Quezon, inaanyayahan ng QC government ang mga batang residente na sumali sa “Why I Love Quezon City: Essay Writing Contest.”



Ang mga batang taga-Quezon City na may edad 8-12 taong gulang ay maaaring sumali at ipasa ang kanilang sanaysay. Ang mga kalahok ay may pagkakataong manalo ng ekslusibong kopya ng librong “What Kids Should Know About Quezon City” at iba pang pa-premyo mula sa local na pamahalaan ng Quezon City, Jollibee, Bic Kids, at Disney’s Art Attack.

Para sa iba pang impormasyon tungkol sa libro at sa essay writing contest, maaaring puntahan ang: 









FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
“What Kids Should Know About Quezon City”


1.     Ano ang librong “What Kids Should Know About Quezon City”? 
Ang “What Kids Should Know About Quezon City” ay isang librong pambata na naglalayon magbigay kaalaman tungkol sa ating Lungsod Quezon. Layunin din nito na maging isang inspirasyon at palalimin ang kamalayan ng mga kabataan sa kasaysayan ng Quezon City.

2.     Pang ilang taong gulang ang libro?
Ang librong ito ay ginawa para sa lahat na gustong makilala ang lungsod Quezon lalo na ang mga batang nasa edad 8-12 years old. 

3.     For sale ba ang libro?
Hindi po. Ang librong “What Kids Should Know About Quezon City” ay hindi ipinagbibili ng Lungsod Quezon. Ang mga kopya ng libro ay ipapamahagi sa lahat ng mga aklatan sa Lungsod Quezon at sa mga aklatan ng ating mga pampublikong paaralan.

Sa ngayon, dahil sa pandemya, naghahanap ng mga paraan ang Lungsod Quezon upang maipamahagi ang libro sa digital na format para mas marami ang maka basa nito.

4.     Magkano ang libro?
Ang librong “What Kids Should Know About Quezon City” ay hindi ipinagbibili ng Lungsod Quezon.
Ang mga kopya ng libro ay ipapamahagi sa lahat ng mga aklatan sa Lungsod Quezon at sa mga aklatan ng ating mga pampublikong paaralan.

5.     Saan makakakuha ng kopya ng libro? Saan makakabili ng kopya ng libro?
Ang librong “What Kids Should Know About Quezon City” ay hindi ipinagbibili ng Lungsod Quezon.
Ang mga kopya ng libro ay ipapamahagi sa lahat ng mga aklatan sa Lungsod Quezon at sa mga aklatan ng ating mga pampublikong paaralan.

Maaari din makakuha ng libreng kopya ng libro sa pamamagitan ng pagsali sa “Why I Love Quezon City” Essay Writing Contest na magaganap simula Agosto 3 – 18, 2020. 

6.     Ang lahat ba ng mga bata ng public schools ay mabibigyan ng kopya ng libro?
Hindi po. Ang librong “What Kids Should Know About Quezon City” ay ipamimigay sa lahat ng aklatan ng mga pampublikong paaralan na maaaring gamitin ng mga bata. Subalit, dahil sa pandemya, naghahanap ng mga paraan ang Lungsod Quezon upang maipamahagi ang libro sa digital na format.

Maaari din makakuha ng libreng kopya ng libro sa pamamagitan ng pagsali sa “Why I Love Quezon City” Essay Writing Contest na magaganap simula Agosto 3 – 18, 2020. 

7.     Ang mga nasa loob ba ng libro ay pinanganak sa Quezon City o nakatira padin sa Quezon City?
Ang mga kwento na nakapaloob sa libro ay hango sa kasaysayan ng mga tao, lugar, kaganapan na minsan ay naging bahagi ng Quezon City. 

                                                      

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

TV5 LINKS UP WITH CIGNAL AS THE NETWORK OF THE NEW NORMAL


Yes, the country’s leading pay-TV provider, Cignal TV, is partnering with free-to-air television network TV5 to offer some of the best entertainment programs while adapting to the new normal way of living.

The month of August brings televiewers to a whole new television experience with Cignal TV & TV5! 

Yes, the country’s leading pay-TV provider, Cignal TV, is partnering with free-to-air television network TV5 to offer some of the best entertainment programs while adapting to the new normal way of living.



“TV5 is known to bring the best content on sports and news. Collaborating with Cignal will allow us to strengthen our program offerings,” says Cignal TV & TV5 Pres. and CEO Robert Galang.

With Cignal TV’s 2.5 million subscribers and nationwide reach, combined with TV5’s innovative and creative expertise, the partnership aims to bring Filipinos together through meaningful, relatable programs that will elevate the home viewing experience. 

Coming to the television screens starting August 15, 2020 (Saturday) is the first wave of TV5’s entertainment programs. It starts off with highly anticipated back-to-back game shows headlined by some of the country’s top hosts and comedians; and will be followed by lifestyle programs to spruce up your mornings and way of life!


Bawal na Game Show (BNGS) is the comic relief that we need now, as it pokes lighthearted fun at our current situation. Hosted by talented and well-loved comedians Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros, the game show revolves around being told what you can’t do (ie. bawal tumawa, bawal gumalaw) in order to win!

Wally and Paolo—as twins Bebe Gurl and Barby Gurl, respectively—will present challenges to the contestants, but they will also distract and goad the players to break the rules. The last pair standing will take home the grand prize of Php100,000. The show will air every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday following its pilot episode on August 15!


Fill in the Bank is the newest game show that gives contestants a chance of winning up to Php150,000 in every episode, while keeping viewers entertained. It will be hosted by star comedians Jose Manalo and Pokwang. 

The hosts will likewise take on a fictional character: Jose as Chief Echoserong Officer (CEO) “Manedyer Jose” and Pokwang as Chismosang Falakang Officer (CFO) "Madam Poke." They and the rest of the show are set to tickle the funny bones on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings!

Both Bawal na Game Show and Fill in the Bank will premiere on August 15 (Saturday) from 6:00 - 8:00 PM! Fill in the Bank will air every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7:30 PM after it premieres; while Bawal na Game Show remains on the 7:30 PM time slot, but airing every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. 



Coming on the heels of the game shows is Bangon Talentadong Pinoy, which puts the spotlight on the diversity and ingenuity of Filipino talent. It boasts of the total cash prize of P2.8 million, in which a larger number of contestants can win anywhere from P2,000 to P5,000 to P50,000 and even up to P250,000!

Ryan Agoncillo returns to TV5 to host the reboot of the iconic Talentadong Pinoy. Now known as Bangon Talentadong Pinoy, the much-awaited TV show will make its comeback on August 15 (Saturday), 8:00 PM and will air every Saturdays on the same time slot in TV5.





Televiewers will also get to see a different side of Luchi as she opens up about issues that she has never talked about on Usapang Real Life with Luchi Cruz-Valdes. Set to premiere also on August 15 (Saturday) at 9:00 PM, the show will delve into various narratives and inspiring case studies that aim to inspire, engage, and move viewers into action.

Some of the exciting celebrity guests to watch for in the upcoming episodes include newscaster Karen Davila, actress KC Concepcion, celebrity couple Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres-Gomez, internet sensation Ivana Alawi, promising actress Jane De Leon, and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray.


Lifestyle programs are likewise part of the new and improved programming lineup of TV5 in partnership with Cignal TV, the number one direct to home (DTH) satellite provider in the country. First off, there’s the fitness show hosted by actress and fitness enthusiast Jessy Mendiola called Fit for Life.  

The people behind the show recognizes that now more than ever is the best time to make fitness a way of life. As health officials around the world tell us, being healthy is our best defense to weather the ongoing global health crisis. Fit for Life can make this achievable as it kicks off on August 16, 2020 (Sunday), 7:00 AM, and becomes the healthy Sunday routine.  

As the show’s host, Jessy will lead viewers to an hour packed with full-body exercises, easy-to-prepare health dishes, inspiring discussions, and expert tips to jump start your way to a healthier lifestyle!


Then there’s Chika, BESH (Basta Everyday Super Happy), the morning show that’s guaranteed to make televiewers look forward to waking every morning. It will impart reliable information and positive stories that will surely make the start of the day happy and enjoyable for all.


Headlining the morning show are PokwangPauleen Luna-Sotto, and Ria Atayde. They are set to bring pure good vibes into your mornings with their genial personality and cheerful spirit. They will also cater to the needs and issues concerning women of all ages and walks of life. Catch the pilot episode on August 17 (Monday) at 10:00 AM, and will be airing Mondays to Fridays.


Indeed, excitement and optimism abound with Cignal TV and TV5’s new offerings. This collaboration brings together Filipinos through a wide range of quality and innovative shows and programs that make all of us informed about the country's most pressing issues and entertained as well.  Just tune in to TV5 beginning Saturday, August 15, 2020! There’s only more to expect from your favorite Kapatid Network!


Enjoy crispy chicken in four Taco Bell favorites

If there's one dish that Filipinos universally love, it would be fried chicken! With its golden-brown, crispy batter surrounding ...