Friday, February 24, 2023

Have a Healthy Summer with MyPharma Essentials

Summer has begun and it is time to make sure that you are in top form for your outings with family and friends. No one wants to miss out on having fun under the sun because of sickness, so your best defense is to make sure that you are at the peak of health during vacation time. 

One way to have a healthy glow all summer long is to protect your health with regular check-ups and by having your healthcare essentials on hand. MyPharma makes it easier to have a healthy summer with your supplements and generic and branded medicine needs ready for delivery to your doorstep. 

There’s no need to go out and line up for your healthcare products as it is so convenient to order securely from the MyPharma online pharmacy that offers free delivery for orders P1,500 and above. It is backed by the reliability of the DyGen Pharma Distribution Corp., which ensures that all products are safe, authentic, and properly handled and stored.   

Among the items in its online shop categories are vitamins, health supplements, over-the-counter medications and treatments, and even a special section for Mom and Baby. There’s also a skincare line that will help you achieve that summer glow-up just in time for those beach days. Of course, when you head out on a trip, it is also wise to have a first aid kit on-hand with OTC medicines and handy emergency supplies in your carry-on luggage. All these items are available at the MyPharma store.  

Enjoy seamless and straightforward service, with items packed securely and delivered on time from the MyPharma website at and to find out more about its latest products and promos, visit the official MyPharmaPH Facebook and Instagram sites.           

Thursday, February 16, 2023

SPOTV is excited to announce that its mobile app, SPOTV NOW, will be streaming the 12th Annual Circle Chart Music Awards live from the KSPO DOME in Seoul on 18 February 2023. The live stream will be free and accessible to all SPOTV NOW users, making it a treat for all music and K-POP fans alike.

The Circle Chart Music Awards (formerly known as the Gaon Chart Music Awards) is a premier music awards show honouring the best and brightest in the industry, with 95% of music data awarding the people in the music industry. Nominees for this year's awards include top-selling acts such as BLACKPINK, ITZY, BTS, IU, SEVENTEEN and more.

This year's event promises to be a night to remember, co-hosted by DOYOUNG of NCT and MIYEON of (G)I-DLE, the red-carpet event will feature performances from some of the biggest names in music including TXT, ENHYPEN, aespa,, Kep1er, NMIXX, BSS (SEVENTEEN), BE`O, STAYC, and YENA, as well as an array of up-and-coming artists poised to take the industry by storm.

Don't miss the chance to witness the biggest names in music come together for a star-studded night of awards, entertainment, and performances. Get ready to celebrate with an epic night of music and stars, as SPOTV brings the Circle Music Awards 2022 live to fans. 

Stream the Circle Chart Music Awards 2022 SPOTV NOW on February 18th, 2023, starting at 1800hrs KST / 1700hrs PHT.

SPOTV NOW is available in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore on Google Play Store and App Store. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Be Careful with Your Hearts with Ajinomoto

Did you know: aside from being known as the month of love, February is also Philippine Heart Month. The yearly celebration aims to promote cardiovascular health and wellness.

As part of its continuing mission to help Filipinos live well, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC Group) has teamed up with lifestyle doctor Dr. Dex Macalintal in promoting healthy heart education by providing easy and simple ways to keep the heart in tip-top shape.

Dr. Dex Macalintal, a registered nutritionist dietitian in practice for about 10 years and a licensed physician for 4 years, shared that Filipinos should practice, “heart above all.”

He noted that when our hearts malfunction, our actions will be limited and so will our productivity. Dr. Dex also highlighted that our hearts help us orchestrate how blood flows in the body which helps our other organs function properly.

In the Philippines, heart disease is the leading cause of death. In 2022, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that over 9,000 Filipinos succumbed to ischaemic heart diseases and over 4,000 died due to cerebrovascular diseases.

“Together with Dr. Dex, we want to share how Filipinos can take better care of their hearts by encouraging healthy eating habits and improving our physical health,” APC Group General Manager Corporate Planning and Public Relations Roann Co said.

Tip #1: Do not smoke, never smoke, or If you smoke, QUIT. NOW. Studies have proven that chemicals in cigarettes put the heart at risk of heart diseases. Blockage from a clot can lead to a heart attack and to some extent sudden death.

Tips #2 & #3: Exercise regularly and maintain your weight. Dr. Dex recommends having at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise daily to help achieve our ideal body weight to minimize the risk of hypertension and stroke.

Tip #4: Keep a balanced diet.  A diet rich in vegetables, less fat, and less in sodium has already been proven to reduce blood pressure and blood cholesterol which are known culprits for putting your hearts at risk of diseases. Dr. Dex shares “Kaya naman, having a balanced diet is very essential in taking care of our health. Mainam na malaman kung gaano karami lamang ang pwedeng kainin so that our weight will be in the ideal range, putting us at the safe zone from lifestyle related diseases.”

To help Filipinos take better care of their heart health, APC Group launched its BawAsin® campaign which aims to help homecooks serve less sodium dishes.   One practical way is to lessen the usage of salt and use AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning.  AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning contains only 1/3 amount of sodium compared to table salt, sodium intake can be reduced by up to 40% while maintaining overall deliciousness of food.

“The goal of the BawAsin® Campaign is to reduce salt intake which is a preventive move to reduce risks of heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease. Creating less sodium and balanced meals through this campaign can help our community decrease the cases of heart disease and other non-communicable diseases,” Dr. Dex said, “Our continuous exposure to processed foods that are very rich in sodium and salt can put one at risk of these lifestyle-related diseases. Reducing salt and sodium intake just by ½ can be very helpful in the long run,” he added.

The BawAsin® or Bawasan ang Asin campaign is a reflection of the brand’s “Eat Well, Live Well” promise, which aims to help families improve their health by providing ways on how to prepare healthy and delicious meals. These initiatives are in line with the company's ultimate goal of extending the life expectancy of 1 billion people.

“With one simple step such as reducing sodium intake can help us take better care of our heart and overall health. With the tips shared by Dr. Dex and the recipes from our BawAsin campaign, we can live a healthier lifestyle while making sure we have delicious meals every single time,” said Co.

For more information about the BawAsin® campaign, visit

For easy-to-follow delicious fewer sodium recipes checkout 

Richard Juan says "Hello" to new dining spots in Hong Kong

For Richard Juan, a Hong Kong trip is never complete without exploring the city’s culinary scene. From traditional Cantonese seafood to contemporary fusion dishes, there was no shortage of tasty and unique dining options for Richard to choose from during his recent Hong Kong trip. Each restaurant that he visited had its own charm. “I was constantly amazed by the variety and quality of the food. Hong Kong is really a great place to explore and discover new flavors and experiences,” he remarked. 

One of the highlights of his food adventure was dining at the Artisan Lounge. This all-day dining café, bar, and bespoke boutique was inspired by the elegant, sophisticated "manor-like" concept of K11 MUSEA, a top-tier shopping mall in the city.

“Having afternoon tea at the Artisan Lounge was 100% a different type of memorable experience,” Richard shared. “The atmosphere was sophisticated and elegant, with a beautiful burgundy and metallic bronze color scheme. The food was also top-notch, especially the tarts we had from the afternoon tea set.” The lounge also offers a great view of the Gold Ball, the multi-cultural exhibition space of K11 MUSEA, which added to the overall ambiance of the place.

“With the unique drinks, like the cotton candy hot chocolate that I ordered, everything about this place is amazing for photos,” he added.  “I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a sophisticated, Instagrammable afternoon tea experience in Hong Kong.”

Additionally, Richard made it a point to  explore  the city’s modern restaurants. One of which is FAM, a dining place in Kowloon that fuses contemporary Chinese cuisine, art, and music in one destination. “The food was absolutely delicious, with standout dishes including the flavourful shrimp dumplings, the savory abalone, and wild mushrooms in puff pastry,” he highlighted. “The restaurant itself is chic and stylish, with an art deco-inspired indoor open-space that is both inviting and sophisticated.” On top of that,  Richard’s dining experience was amplified by the breathtaking view of Victoria Harbour from the restaurant.

“FAM is located in the Art Park of the West Kowloon Cultural District, which offers a stunning 270-degree view of Victoria Harbour. The outdoor grass lawn adds to the atmosphere and makes it a great place to relax and enjoy the view. I was able to soak up the atmosphere and take in the beautiful scenery while I ate,” he relayed. 

The actor also dined at the all-day café bar called I-O-N in Central Market. “I like the vibe of the European-styled cafe fare with a Hong Kong twist,” Richard detailed. “The cafe and cocktail bar area is very aesthetic and is very Instagrammable.” He encourages his fellow foodies to fly to the city and navigate the urban jungle’s diverse culinary scene to search for the best food finds.

Planning for a getaway to Hong Kong? Check out the exclusive travel offers and packages here to turn your next Hong Kong holiday into a trip of a lifetime. 

Brother Philippines and Luneta Park Photographers Capture “Memories for Life”

One of my fondest memories is having our photos taken at Luneta Park. since we didn't have our own cameras before, I remember that my Mom would pay someone to take our photos. I have always been fascinated with these men. 

When I became older, I realized that these were photographers whose job it was to capture memories for life.  

Brother Philippines partnered with Luneta Park’s Street photographers to boost their business and give park visitors printed souvenirs that they can cherish for life.

The “Memories for Life” activity was held on February 5, 2023. Brother Philippines set up printing stations at Mabini Hall and the Japanese Garden. Photographers printed the photos they took using high-quality printers and assistance from professional graphic artists.

The event kicked off at 9 am, with an opening speech from Shinichi Tanaka, Product Management Group Manager of Brother Philippines.  

“Everyone has hundreds of photos in their camera phone. However, a printed photo can turn those memories into a tangible memento that can be felt and held,” Tanaka later said in an interview. “We are proud to partner with veteran street photographers and provide them with the latest tools to capture those moments in vivid, living color.” 

Brother Philippines also announced that it was strengthening Customer Plus, an exclusive loyalty program. Established in 2019, it offers more after-sales customer benefits, like quick access to Brother’s Customer Service Team, an exclusive in-app shopping feature called the iShop, and monthly raffle activities. The program will soon be offering more perks and surprises. During the Memories for Life campaign, Brother Philippines also acknowledged loyal Customer Plus members with a special gift.

The “Memories for Life” campaign is part of the company’s celebration of its twenty-third anniversary in the Philippines, and its motto of #BeingAtYourSide. 

“For over two decades in the country, our goal has been to demonstrate our motto through providing customers with affordable high-quality products that can help them in every aspect of their life—from being more productive at work to preserving everyday moments and special celebrations,” said Tanaka.  

The Memories for Life activity at Luneta Park reflects this motto by helping photographers with their life while providing park visitors with photos that capture a precious memory. 

To learn more about the brand and its products, visit the Brother Philippines website at Follow Brother Philippines on Facebook and Instagram to know about the latest promos and anniversary activities. 

Sunday, February 12, 2023

ASUS Reveals a New Class of 16-inch Laptops

ASUS today announced its new class of 16-inch devices designed for everyday content creation, productivity, and entertainment consumption. The Vivobook Pro 16 OLED (K6602), Vivobook 16X (M1603), and Vivobook 16 (X1605) are feature-packed multiuse laptops that offer stunning displays with larger screen real estate. Perfect for on-the-go use, these new Vivobook laptops are built with a slim and compact form factor with a sleek bezel-less design giving the user a bigger workspace to multitask efficiently anytime and anywhere. Bigger and better this time, the 16-inch Vivobook laptops promise users an enhanced and detailed visuals perfect for content creation, a larger screen size to work on your spreadsheets and school presentations, and an amplified entertainment or gaming experience all in one compact device.

Professional-grade creativity and productivity

Create and multitask like a pro with ASUS Vivobook Pro 16 OLED’s (K6602) world-leading 3.2K 120Hz 16:10 OLED display. Explore the marvel of a 16-inch real estate and see every minute detail of a masterpiece or a spreadsheet. Vivobook Pro 16 OLED’s display is PANTONE Validated, which delivers a superb high-quality visual experience with a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. It is DisplayHDR True Black 600 certified for ultra-realistic images with a 600-nit peak brightness.

At the core of effortless content creation is performance, and the powerful components in Vivobook Pro 16 OLED make creativity easy and fun for YouTubers, TikTokers, podcasters, vloggers, musicians, artists — in fact, anyone who needs to create. Users requiring a quick boost for a tough task can simply switch to Performance mode to unleash the maximum 90 W TDP from the up to 12th Generation Intel Core i7-12700H CPU and 16 GB RAM, with no throttling thanks to the dual-fan, triple-vented ASUS IceCool Plus cooling system. The up to 1 TB PCIe SSD provides plenty of ultrafast storage for every project and loads clips or draft ideas in the blink of an eye. The studio-grade of up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU also lets the user's visual creativity flow as smoothly as ever and can easily handle gaming or entertainment tasks.

Experience audiovisual heaven with the MUX switch in the Vivobook Pro 16 OLED. Creators can enjoy maximum low-latency graphics performance when gaming. Entertainment is also enhanced by immersive, multi-dimensional Dolby Atmos audio via the Harman Kardon-certified speaker system.

Easily connect all the latest peripherals, displays, or projectors. There's an ultrafast Thunderbolt 4 port that supports fast charging and up to 40 Gbps data transfers; a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port; an HDMI 2.1 port that supports up to a 4K external monitor; an RJ-45 LAN port that provides added flexibility for high-speed wired network connections; and a MicroSD card reader that allows fast and easy data exchange.

To complete every creator’s wish list, ASUS Vivobook Pro 16 OLED comes with a free three-month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud. For more details about this partnership, check 

Graphika Manila 2023

Witness and experience ASUS’ latest Creator Series in 16-inch displays, including the Vivobook Pro 16 OLED (K6602) along with the innovative Zenbook Pro 16X OLED (UX7602), Vivobook Pro 16X OLED (N7601), and ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 OLED (W7600) at the Graphika Manila 2023 on February 11-12 at SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City. Catch ASUS’ Creator ambassadors Visual Artist and Illustrator Kevin Eric Raymundo (also known as Tarantadong Kalbo), and Visual Storyteller and Wedding Videographer Jason Magbanua as they share their inspiring creative journey with ASUS as their reliable partner device.

Classic Vivobook, next-level features

Explore a fresh new vision with ASUS’ latest Classic Vivobook laptops. The ASUS Vivobook 16X (M1603) and ASUS Vivobook 16 (X1605) feature an LCD wide-view NanoEdge display and have TÜV Rheinland low blue-light certification to ensure eye comfort during lengthy viewing sessions. Ideal for smart practical users, next-level productivity is guaranteed thanks to the large workspace a 16-inch laptop can only offer. Tick off everything on that to-do list quickly, as these Classic Vivobook laptops come with a free lifetime license to Office 2021 Home & Student.

Achieve a next-level performance as these Classic Vivobook laptops come in the latest AMD and Intel processors. Vivobook 16X comes with up to AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Mobile Processor, and Vivobook 16 features an up to 12th Generation Intel Core i7-1255U CPU. The 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and an ultrafast 512 GB PCIe SSD on both models make every task effortless, whether it’s streaming, browsing, editing, video chatting, or just taking care of business at home. Vivobook 16X has additional RAM slots for future-proofing.

Built in a youth-friendly and compact design, Vivobook 16 features precision-engineered, lay-flat 180° hinges that make it easy to share content with others or fun to collaborate with workmates and classmates around a table. With a full set of I/O ports, connecting existing peripherals, displays, and projectors is a cinch. There’s a USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 port, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, a USB 2.0 port, HDMI output, and an audio combo jack.

To ensure maximum performance and keep Vivobook Classic series laptops cool in all situations, the ASUS IceCool cooling system uses upgraded 8 mm and 6 mm dual heat pipes and an IceBlade fan that efficiently accelerates heat transfer.

To safeguard users' health and reduce the spread of harmful bacteria, frequently touched surfaces on Vivobook Classic series laptops are treated with ASUS Antibacterial Guard, which is scientifically proven[i] to inhibit the growth of bacteria by more than 99% over a 24-hour period.

Availability and Pricing

All the Vivobook 16-inch series come with a free lifetime license to Office 2021 Home & Student and Platinum Protection Warranty​. ASUS Vivobook Pro 16 OLED retails at a starting price of PHP 82,995.00, ASUS Vivobook 16X at a starting price of PHP 37,995.00, and ASUS Vivobook 16 at a starting price of PHP 33,995.00. Check out these laptops in ASUS Concept Stores and authorized resellers today. Here is the complete list of where to buy Users can also score them with up to 18 months of 0% installment via Home Credit.

Eyeing that particular ASUS Creator Series laptop? Score up to PHP7,000 worth of discount on select ASUS Vivobook Pro and Zenbook Pro laptops on the ASUS Official Stores in Shopee and Lazada starting February 10-19, 2023. 

How P&G’s Sustainable in-store Display Came to Be

The increasing consumer awareness about sustainability and corporations' role in protecting our planet have compelled the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry to shift towards sustainable product packaging.

For trusted consumer goods company Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines, they are also doing sustainable solutions in other parts of their business operations.

Project LESS is a P&G initiative that aims to create better and more sustainable alternatives to other significant but often overlooked materials. Since its launch in 2021, P&G’s Project LESS has customized its product bundling packaging by converting single-use laminate-based bellybands and stickers to 100% FSC-certified papers, introduced flexible and reusable point-of-sale materials (POSMs) and recycled P&G cartons into honeycomb-like wrappers for last mile packaging in e-commerce deliveries.

Among these, replacing old, single-use in-store displays with a more sustainable alternative called flexi-POSMs, is one of the biggest projects P&G has taken on through Project LESS.

“At P&G, sustainability is an integral part of our operation. Our flexi-POSM initiative is part of our continuing commitment to do what’s good for our consumers, and what’s good for business,” says Anna Legarda, Communications Director of P&G Philippines.

What are flexi-POSMs?

Product in-store displays commonly seen in grocery stores and supermarkets. They are branded, usually made of plastic, and often single-use.

P&G began shifting to flexi-POSMs, which are collapsible, reusable, and paper-based to operate more sustainably with partners and consumers.

The easy-to-revisual structure also allows P&G brands to reuse the flexi-POSMs, prolonging their life cycle. This reusability has also allowed the company to successfully reduce approximately 20,000 kg of virgin material use. The flexi-POSMs are also collapsible and lightweight, making it possible to transport twice as much in one trip, enabling lessening of P&G’s carbon footprint from transportation, as well.

Since its launch in 2021, the company has converted more than 80% of its traditional floor displays into flexible POSMs in various retail stores in the Philippines.

These efforts, along with the rest of P&G’s sustainability endeavors in its operations earned the company the Sustainability Company of The Year’s Circle of Excellence Award at the recent 2022 CEO Asia Awards. 

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Valentine's to Remember at Manila Hotel

Celebrate the journey of love this February with a romantic sojourn and an array of delectable dining selections at The Manila Hotel.

Valentine Room Escape

Bask in the spirit of love with our Valentine’s Day room offer at a special rate of P10,000 nett (inclusive of breakfast buffet for two, dinner buffet for two, and a deluxe room accommodation) where couples can indulge in a luxurious overnight stay in a Deluxe Room. Enjoy our signature breakfast buffet and take pleasure in our romantic dining experiences at Café Ilang-Ilang. 

Exquisite culinary journeys at our famed Café Ilang-Ilang

Intricate yet sumptuous flavors of local and international cuisines shine throughout our famed Café Ilang-Ilang. With an extensive selection of buffet delights, satiate your tastebuds this Valentine’s Day. To better accommodate our guests, dinner buffet will have two seatings on February 14 and 15, with only 350 persons each time. The first seating will be from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM while the second seating will be from 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM. A designated waiting area will be provided for guests arriving early for the second seating. Senior citizens will be prioritized. Regular buffet rates apply.

Embrace romance and glamour at the Champagne Room 

Food is a love language, and if it happens to be the one you speak, there's no better place to indulge than in the most romantic room in Manila—The Champagne Room. The fine-dining restaurant welcomes guests to the sophisticated culinary landscape of delectable European fare. Our exquisite Valentine’s degustation dinner menu is offered at P6,000 nett per person and will only be available from 13 to 15 February 2023.

Valentine Gift Selections 

The Manila Hotel also presents its signature offerings as ideal gifts this Valentine's season. Inspired by sweet moments and little acts of love, the hotel’s well-loved pralines and smashable chocolate hearts (P1,480 nett) double as thoughtful presents to loved ones or as an indulgent date night dessert.

For reservations and inquiries, please call (632) 85270011 or (632) 530015500 or email

For more information on the hotel’s offers and updates, please visit or follow The Manila Hotel on Facebook and Instagram.

Friday, February 10, 2023

So you’re looking for the sweetest valentine? SM Supermalls’ gotchu!

Whether you’re single but not going solo, in a committed relationship, or just happy and in love with the fam, SM Supermalls will give you the sweetest Valentine’s Day ever! 

SM Supermalls has got a slew of activities coming up for you from February 1 to 14. So if you are looking for ways to celebrate the sweetest valentine, look no further because SM Supermalls’ gotchu! 

Keep the love burning with the sweetest dining deals

They say food is the way to a man’s heart. So why not treat your SO to a sumptuous dining experience? With hundreds of restaurants to choose from, SM got lotsa lovin’ vibe to share and the sweetest dining deals to offer. Plus, there are very cute dining spots and IG-worthy outdoor hubs to dine into. But if you want a more romantic ambiance, there are also alfresco spots available for you!

Self-love is the best kind of love

Experience the euphoria of self-love at your favorite SM mall when you gift yourself with a few pampering items. From skin care packages and discounts on fashion items to solo dining promos, SM will definitely shower you with tons of sweet self-love deals to enjoy a love-filled month.

Sweets for your sweet at the Sweet A-fair

What’s Valentine’s Day without a  Sweet A-fair? If you’re looking for the sweetest Valentine’s gifts, there’s no need to scour far and wide just to get them. Check out SM Supermalls’ pop-up bazaar and get your hands on sweet items like chocolates, cakes, and other treats to spoil your loved ones.

Dance to sweet beats and retro nights

This season of love, give your fangirl/fanboy self a sweet reward at the mini-concert held every weekend from February 1 to 14. Your favorite DJs and Tiktok artists will play beats from the 1980s to the 2000s so be there and catch their one-of-a-kind performances.

Make room for Sweet Vibes only!

Everyone deserves a special someone who can take good IG photos. But if you don’t have one, it’s A-ok. You can grab your friends and capture the love at the Sweet Beats Stage or at the V-day installations that will surely make this year's heart's day extra memorable for you.

Kiss and Treat at the furry kissing booth

Let your furry friends sashay away in Valentine’s Day-inspired costumes at the activity center and get a chance to win amazing prizes.

Or, if you don’t have pets to flex, you can still experience sweet puppy love. Check out SM Supermalls’ cutest and sweetest Kissing Booth featuring trained dogs. And the best part is, it’s absolutely free!

Nothing says "sweet valentine's day" like shopping, dining, and getting entertained at SM Supermalls. So come and celebrate the sweetest Valentine’s at your favorite SM mall!

For more sweet V-day ideas, visit or follow @smsupermalls on social media. 

SM Supermalls Rolls Out PH’s Biggest Chain of e-Vehicle Charging Stations Nationwide

Going on a road trip using your e-Vehicle?

Never worry about running out of juice while exploring the country because traveling sustainably has now been made possible and much more convenient as SM Supermalls rolls out additional Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations in multiple locations nationwide.

From an initial rollout in 2022 of 15 EV charging stations in Metro Manila alone and one in SM City Baguio, SM Supermalls will be opening EV charging stations from Luzon to Mindanao so shoppers and travelers can charge e-nywhere, as long as there is an SM mall. Check out the list of additional locations below: 

  • SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown
  • SM City Clark
  • SM City Trece Martires
  • SM City Sta. Rosa
  • Sky Ranch Tagaytay
  • SM City Naga
  • SM City Cebu
  • SM Seaside City Cebu
  • SM City CDO Uptown
  • SM CDO Downtown Premier
  • SM Lanang Premier

Each SM mall will have one Wallbox Pulsar Plus AC charger with charging power of up to 7.4kW and a 5m integrated charging cable. It is compatible with all Type 2 electric cars including Audi e-tron, BMW i3, Hyundai Ioniq, Jaguar, Kia, Range Rover, Renault Zoe, Mercedes Benz EQC, Mini Countryman, Porsche Taycan, Tesla, Volkswagen, Volvo XC T8, as well as Japanese cars Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi Outlander, and China cars such as BYD, Weltmeister, and Chery. 

The charging stations are open from 10 am to 10 pm daily. And the good news is, charging your e-Vehicle at SM is FREE!

SM Supermalls is the first mall chain to establish in-mall e-Vehicle charging sites in the Philippines, with multiple installed chargers in 27 malls nationwide. Since 2022, SM Supermalls has made traveling anywhere in a sustainable and worry-free way is possible!

The free EV charging station further advances the Zero Emissions agenda of SM, helping decrease carbon footprint while addressing air pollution concerns all over the country.

Also, this initiative supports The SM Green Movement that enables more Filipinos to make sustainable lifestyle choices including having e-Vehicles. This promotes the use of a more sustainable and cleaner alternative form of transportation that is supported, encouraged, and made even more accessible by the government. These charging stations are a result of SM Supermalls’ partnership with the Department of Energy, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Trade and Industry to accelerate the government’s sustainability initiatives. 

To know more about SM Supermalls’ EV Charging Stations, check out this link. Visit and follow @smsupermalls on all social media platforms for news and updates on exciting deals and promos.  

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Panda Express® opens first drive-thru branch in the Philippines

Get ready to enjoy delectable American Chinese cuisine, even while on the road. Panda Express®—the world's largest American Chinese dining concept–finally opened its first drive-thru restaurant in Asia with the launch of its Sumulong Highway branch. The latest store—located at Toyota Avenue corner Sumulong Highway, Marikina City — also marks the 100th international restaurant.

"We are excited to open the first Panda Express drive-thru store in Asia, allowing even more guests to experience our American Chinese cuisine,” said Doug Stalgren, Vice President of Panda Express International. “Our global Panda Family is thrilled to be celebrating this milestone with our Filipino guests who have shown us so much love since the opening of our first store in the country in late 2019." 

In 2019, Jollibee Group formed JBPX Foods, Inc., a joint venture with Panda Restaurant Group, Inc. (PRG) to bring the iconic US restaurant brand to the Philippines. The latest store opening is part of JBPX Foods, Inc.'s plans to open more stores across the country in response to guests’ demand for savory Panda Express dishes.

Panda Express continues to offer a variety of entrées with Chinese influences with its latest Sumulong Highway store, including the bestselling dish, The Original Orange Chicken®, a wok-tossed crispy chicken coated in sweet tangy sauce; and Honey Walnut Shrimp, a mouth-watering entrée made with premium crispy shrimp wok-tossed in a honey sauce and topped with glazed walnuts.

A long queue of cars welcomed the opening of the drive-thru and lined up as early as 5 AM to order their Panda Express favorites. The first 100 drive-thru guests received limited-edition Panda Bear, and those with a minimum order value of P500 got a free pail of Medium Orange Chicken. 

Dine-in customers also waited in line as early as 8 AM to get a taste of their favorite Panda Express dishes. As a special treat, the 100th dine-in guests, Marian Amurao and Bryle Lukban, received a pail of Giant Orange Chicken. 

“I’m really happy a new Panda Express store has opened near me. I’ve always been a fan of the Original Orange Chicken and its Honey Walnut Shrimp,” said Amurao.

“Since Panda Express opened its first store in Megamall, I have always craved their dishes. Now that we have it near our place in Marikina, it’s really nice that I can order my favorite Panda Express meals anytime, either via drive-thru or by dining in,” Lukban shared. 

To date, Panda Express is operating in over 2,400 locations worldwide, with stores in the Philippines, Canada, Guatemala, Japan, Mexico, El Salvador, South Korea, and the United Arab Emirates. 

Fans can enjoy their Panda Express favorites while in the comfort of their own homes by ordering for delivery through, GrabFood, or foodpanda. For more information, visit (Facebook) and @PandaExpressPH (Instagram). 

Mars Petcare launches ‘Fur The Best’ SWAP consumer recycling program in the Philippines

Mars Petcare recently announced a packaging recycling initiative in the Philippines as part of its global efforts to create a circular economy for plastic packaging where it doesn’t become waste. The collaboration with Plastic Credit Exchange (PCX) and retailer Pet Express is called “Fur The Best”, which is an extension of the “SWAP Recycling” initiative from Thailand that will enable the collection and recycling of mixed post-consumer flexible plastic packaging waste into useful products. It’s one of the many sustainability initiatives that Mars Petcare is running to give pet parents the opportunity to recycle their plastic packaging. 

At Mars, we take our responsibility for sustainable packaging seriously, so we’re working globally toward 100 percent recyclable, reusable or compostable plastic packaging and reducing our use of virgin plastic by 25%.  To reach our goal, we’ll need not only recyclable materials, but we also need collection and recycling infrastructure in place and the right consumer behavior to make it happen. 

According to the 2021 Who Cares, Who Does report by Kantar Philippines, 75% of Filipinos actively seek out brands that offer ways to reduce their impact on the environment. In the Philippines, the passage of the Extended Producer Responsibility (RA 11898) law has heightened attention on solid waste management, particularly of Fast-Moving Consumer Goods post-consumer waste. 

Johnny Racoma, General Manager for Mars Petcare in the Philippines, highlighted that Mars Petcare aims to meet consumer desire for more sustainable packaging options. He said, “Consumers continue to be concerned not just about the content of what their pets eat but also about reducing their environmental impact.” 

Packaging plays many vital roles: protecting ingredients, preserving freshness, conveying nutrition and health information, and differentiating brands. However, it also poses real challenges. This means it can end up in landfills, as litter, or even find its way into the environment. 

As a leader in manufacturing, Mars Petcare believes it is important to work to address environmental challenges and create a more sustainable future. “As more Filipino shoppers are willing to shift to sustainable practices, this presents us an opportunity to invest in eco-friendly practices and take the lead in meeting consumer needs while reducing waste and increasing circularity,” stated Racoma.

To implement its collection for the recycling program, Mars Petcare is partnering with Pet Express and Plastic Credit Exchange (PCX). Through this partnership, pet parents can collect and surrender clean and empty packaging of any number of PEDIGREE, IAMS OR WHISKAS Dry food and any petfood flexible plastic packaging in any of the following sizes: 1kg, 3kg, and 8kg.

Recycling drop-off points are available in 15 of the participating Pet Express locations in International Toyworld Inc. stores in Metro Manila, such as Megamall, Mall of Asia, SM Fairview

Pet Express North Edsa, Bonifacio Global City, SM Masinag, SM Cubao, SM Makati, Festival Mall, Pet Express Dasmarinas, Pet Express Hyper Makati, Grand Central Caloocan, Pet Express Molino, Pet Express Madison Alabang, and Pet Express Estancia.

All collected materials will be handed to PCX, the recycling facilitator of the “Fur The Best” program. The materials will be recycled into useful products such as benches that will be donated to pet shelters in the Greater Manila area. 

“PCX has always advocated the need for both upstream and downstream solutions to the plastic pollution crisis. Mars’ “Fur The Best” campaign is an important step to ensuring that brands are attempting specific recovery which builds a more circular economy “, said Nanette Medved-Po who founded PCX. 

Participating pet parents should scan the QR code to register and answer the survey and will receive a Php 100 coupon per transaction, once daily, regardless of the quantity given. With the Php 100 coupon, pet parents can use it on the same day of swapping as a discount when the customers purchase ANY Mars Pet Nutrition Products for their fur babies. Customers can redeem the Php 100 discount until May 31, 2023. 

“Our chances of achieving a sustainable future will be determined by how we protect our planet. As a result, sustainability activities will always be a component of our global efforts. We want to see significant development in the Philippines, where customers can join our ‘Fur The Best’ program,” Racoma added.  

“Fur the love” of our dear pets and the environment, head to the nearest Pet Express in your area to SWAP empty packaging of pet foods and EARN P100 discount vouchers! 

#furthebestSWAPrecycling #proudlymars #marsphilippines

For further information on the Mars Sustainable in a Generation Plan and Circular Packaging commitments, visit

Give your loved ones these lovely Valentine gifts through Home Credit

We all express and receive affection through different love languages. Some prefer words of affirmation by constantly saying mahal kita to their partners, while some go for quality time to express affection by going out of their way. This love month, Filipinos shall again celebrate the ultimate love language we all speak fluently— gift giving.

Home Credit, the lifestyle partner of every Filipino, shares fresh gift ideas for every special person in your life that certainly won’t break your heart and budget! Ranging from gadgets, mobility equipment to home necessities—all under affordable price, flexible payment terms, and low interest rates. Customers may also enjoy free last installment for consistent on-time payments on select items.

Skip the roses for now and here’s how you can bring more kilig to your loved ones this Valentine’s season!

Touch the hearts of your loved ones with SM Home

Planning for a special Valentine’s date might be extra challenging for busy moms and dads out there. But no problem! A special date could also be just lounging in a comfy sofa bed close to your better half. The SM Home Clear Sofa bed is the perfect gift for your partner and permanent home buddy, with its durable quality and comfortable sitting for a completely cozy homestay. Feel the warmth and comfort and get this sofa bed in the SM Department Store near you.

Support their lovely acts of service with Jonson

Single people on V-day can show their appreciation too! Now is the time to gift your family members who are always on the go, may it be your closest aunts and uncles, favorite cousins and even grandparents. The Jonson Lightening 48V12AH is a perfect mobile vehicle to stroll around in the neighborhood with and a sustainable choice of transportation. This e-bike can support every user’s quick tasks and interests, whether for running errands or visiting nearby homes of friends to jam with. Get your favorite person the e-bike that they deserve in the nearest Ecocare stores.

Manifest extreme thoughtfulness with Lenovo

Make your techy partners feel like a winner this V-day by giving them the perfect device to support their work or study. The Lenovo Ideapad will certainly make you feel like a pro, with its AMD Ryzen Processor that will let you conquer new levels of productivity from daylight to sundown. Grab the Lenovo Ideapad Gaming Laptop at the PC Express stores in your area.

Convey those words of affirmation through Apple

“I love you”, mahal kita, kaluguran daka, palangga ta ka, and with many more Filipino ways to say it. For people who can’t stand being apart and want to be with each other wherever they are, Apple iPhone 11 can give you that smoothest and fastest phone experience to express your love. Say those unlimited words of love and get yourselves and your partners the iPhone 11 at the nearest Aerophone stores now.

Value those cherished memories through Infinix

Valentine’s day is not just for your better halves, don’t forget about your kids! They too, while they are young, can be taught many ways on how to express their feelings. For your hardworking children, the Infinix Note 12 can be their new study buddy. One of the best features of this smartphone is its 128GB capacity so ates and kuyas can surely keep their class session videos, e-books and other school materials with peace of mind. The Infinix Note 12 is now available in Cellboy stores near you.

Spend the perfect quality time with Solace

The gift of comfort is a gift for all. Give your lolo and lola the most relaxing time with a comfortable push back recliner chair from Solace SMDS. This recliner chair is the most flexible yet comfortable necessity, ideal for outdoor picnics, and peaceful afternoons under the sunset. Make the best moments with the family and grab them their Solace Reclining Chair at the nearest SM department stores.

Show your favorite persons how you love and get them these products at an affordable price, flexible installment plans, and low interest rates by visiting and downloading the My Home Credit App. Hurry! Drop by the nearest partner merchants and retail stores in your area too to get these special offers this Valentine’s day.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

People’s Choice: The Beefiest Langhap-Sarap Jollibee Yumburger

Pinoys are always on the lookout for the best deals in terms of price and value, including food. Good thing for burger lovers, there’s only one unanimous choice when it comes to great taste and unmatched beefiness – the Jollibee Yumburger! Made to satisfy cravings for a sulit but delicious meal, the Yumburger’s beefiest langhap-sarap goodness makes it everyone’s favorite go-to treat.

“People nowadays are choiceful when it comes to what they eat and want the best when it comes to taste, so they go for meals that are not only filling but also delicious.  And you get that and more with Jollibee Yumburger, that’s why it’s been a long-time favorite and the first choice when it comes to burgers,” said Mari Aldecoa, AVP for Marketing of Jollibee.

Made with the beefiest burger patty, a signature special dressing, and sandwiched between soft buns, the Jollibee Yumburger is perfect for the discerning taste of Pinoys who long for the beefiness and delicious taste in their burgers.

So, go ahead and indulge your burger cravings with the beefiest langhap-sarap Jollibee Yumburger! Available in all stores nationwide for only Php 40 in Solo, Php 62 with a drink, and Php 96 with fries and a drink!

Aside from Take-Out and Drive-Thru, you can also have it safely delivered to you via the Jollibee Delivery App,, #87000, GrabFood, and Foodpanda!

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



Monday, February 6, 2023

Review of Senyor Juan Cafe in BFRV, Las Pinas

My husband told me of a quaint coffee shop near our clubhouse and being a Sunday, I decided to head over and give it a try. Much to my surprise, it was Senyor Juan Cafe which used to be a small kiosk. They have expanded and I was excited to review them. 

From the outside, the place looks very inviting. It has a modern Filipino aesthetic vibe which was quite appealing. 

I super loved the interior. It was cozy and it has a minimalistic boho vibe. 

This is the Senyor Juan Suman Latik. It's really good and definitely worth the price you pay which is Php72 if I remember correctly. 

The sisig which costs Php200+ WAS NOT WORTH the prize because this was definitely out of the canned kind of sisig. This was not freshly cooked sisig but out of the can. Ick. 

They also had biko in a tub which costs Php199 and that one is pretty good though the price is steep. It's worth it for Php150 but not Php199. 

As much as I like the place, I think that they still have so much to improve on. They have a big array of selections but only a handful of available choices. More than 50% of what was on the menu was not available and that's never a good thing because you are setting the customer up for disappointment. 

It was disappointing. 

Aside from the latik and biko, I don't recommend eating at this place. It felt like such a waste of money which was truly disappointing because the place was really pretty and seemed a nice play to stay at. 

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Greenwich celebrates World Pizza Day with 2 pizzas for only P399

February is all about celebrating love. Really, this month is not just for love birds, but also for pizza lovers out there who put their trust in pizza crust! 

Craving for a slice of something delicious? This February 9, we celebrate World Pizza Day. And at Greenwich, the celebration starts now, as it brings to the table its limited-time pizza party deal for only P399! This 2-in-1 treat offers barkada favorites: Hawaiian Overload® and Ham & Cheese Classic.

Like love, this is a perfect combination of sweet and salty flavors on your pizza. You can never go wrong with the bestselling Hawaiian Overload®. This 9” pizza is topped with a delicious blend of sweet pineapples, ham, bacon, mozzarella, and cheddar. Like it salty? The Ham & Cheese Classic features a 9” cheesy crust layered with a generous amount of sweet ham and cheese! 

For a mouthwatering bonus, this also comes with FREE Potato Waves with Sour Cream Dip for every purchase. 

“When you have a love affair with pizza, ordering one flavor is never enough. Greenwich got your back. This World Pizza Day, we are offering this deal to give every pizza lover a chance to enjoy two different flavors. What better way to celebrate World Pizza Day than with more pizza, right?” said Ali De Torres, Greenwich’s head of marketing.

Be sure to catch this offer as it will only run for a week, from February 1 to 9, 2023. It will be available for dine-in, take-out, and pick-up orders only. 

To get updates and more information, dial 5-55-55 or message Greenwich Barkada on Facebook Messenger. 

Thursday, February 2, 2023

10 Reasons Why Herbalife Needs to be Part of your Wellness Journey

As a mom, I've always been concerned about my family's health and wellness. This year, I've made it my goal to not only eat healthier but also encourage my family to do the same. After doing my research, I discovered Herbalife Nutrition and was impressed by the company's philosophy of nourishing the body instead of dieting. 

Kent Bradley was the speaker during this event and I learned so much from him. 

Here are ten reasons why I believe Herbalife works to help us become healthier in 2023:

  1. No more dieting: Herbalife is all about nourishing the body with balanced and nutritious meals. This means no more restrictive diets, but instead, a focus on eating a well-rounded, healthy diet.
  2. Macronutrients and micronutrients: Herbalife provides a balanced intake of macronutrients like carbohydrates, protein, and fats, as well as essential micronutrients like vitamins and minerals.
  3. Hydration is key: Staying hydrated is crucial to overall health, and Herbalife emphasizes the importance of drinking enough water to keep the body functioning at its best.
  4. Exercise is important: Regular physical activity is fundamental to a holistic mind and body experience. Herbalife encourages incorporating exercise into daily routines.
  5. Rest is crucial: Rest and sleep are just as important as exercise and diet. Herbalife recognizes the need for proper rest and encourages it as a key component of overall wellness.
  6. Focus on omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids: Including more omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in our diet is essential for good health, and Herbalife provides a variety of products that are rich in these essential fatty acids
  7. Adequate protein intake: Herbalife emphasizes the importance of getting enough protein in our diet, with a recommended intake of 30% of daily calories.
  8. Convenient and easy to use: Herbalife offers a variety of products that are easy to use and incorporate into daily routines, making it convenient for busy moms like me to stay on track with our health goals.
  9. Personalized approach: Herbalife offers personalized programs that cater to individual health and wellness goals, ensuring that each person in my family gets the specific support they need.
  10. Enriching lives: Herbalife's ultimate goal is to enrich people's lives, not just physically but also mentally and emotionally. By focusing on overall wellness, Herbalife helps us to live our best lives.

Herbalife Nutrition is a great resource for families looking to make positive changes to their health and wellness in 2023. 

By nourishing the body with balanced meals, staying hydrated, incorporating exercise and rest, and emphasizing the importance of essential fatty acids and protein, Herbalife offers a holistic approach to overall wellness. It's time for us to take charge of our health, and Herbalife is here to help. 

10 Reasons to Feel Excited about the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra

I've always loved Samsung. I like their appliances, the headset, and of course their phone. Last night, Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, and here are 10 reasons to feel excited about it. 

  1. Display: The Samsung S23 Ultra boasts a large 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with a high resolution of 3200 x 1440 pixels.
  2. Camera: The phone features a quad-camera setup with a 108MP primary sensor and 100x Space Zoom, allowing for excellent photos and videos.
  3. Performance: The S23 Ultra is powered by the powerful Exynos 2100 processor and 12GB of RAM, making it one of the most powerful smartphones on the market.
  4. Battery Life: With a 5000mAh battery and support for 25W fast charging, the S23 Ultra can last all day and be quickly charged when needed.
  5. Storage: The phone comes with a large 128GB or 256GB of internal storage, with the option to expand it up to 1TB using a microSD card.
  6. 5G connectivity: The S23 Ultra is 5G capable, offering faster download and upload speeds and lower latency compared to 4G.
  7. IP68 Water and Dust Resistance: The phone is water and dust resistant with an IP68 rating, making it durable and able to withstand harsh conditions.
  8. Stylus Support: The S23 Ultra is compatible with the S Pen, making it an excellent device for artists and note-takers.
  9. Samsung Knox security: The phone comes with Samsung Knox, a comprehensive security solution that protects user data and privacy.
  10. Samsung One UI: The phone runs on Samsung's One UI, an intuitive and user-friendly interface, offering a seamless experience.

I personally want the Lavander. 

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is available for pre-order now

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Season Finale of the Viu Original Series K-Love

K-Love is finally reaching its much-awaited season finale on Friday, February 3, 2023! Until then, you still have time to catch up on all the episodes for free, only on Viu. 

Last January 26, 2023, the Viu Original series held an exclusive viewing party of the season finale for media guests, influencers, and the cast and crew of K-Love at Nokal Manila. It was an exciting and emotional night filled with laughs, heartfelt moments, and a celebratory mood for the success of K-Love. 

Starring sought-after actors—Iza Calzado, Isabelle Daza, Sue Ramirez, Gabby Padilla, and Jake Cuenca—K-Love is a story about five urbanites as they live, love, make mistakes, and confide in one another through laughter and heartaches. Their stories mirror a fans' life with great admiration for Korean entertainment. K-Love illustrates the love of Pinoys for K-Drama with the perfect mix of comedy and drama.

As we approach the season finale, we’ll finally get answers to the following questions:

Will Tish (Iza Calzado) be able to confess her feelings to Jay (Jake Cuenca)? Will she come out stronger amid all of the pressures she is experiencing?

Will Sheila (Isabelle Daza) be able to save the high school reunion? Will she make peace with her high school frenemies? Will Sheila and Tish rekindle their friendship? 

Will Jay (Jake Cuenca) be able to resolve his family issues? And will he be able to finally have a happy ending with Tish?

Will Val’s (Sue Ramirez) startup company truly thrive and succeed? 

Will Fran (Gabby Padilla) find her true voice in her literary pieces? 

And most importantly, will these five friends continue to meet up as the K-Squad for their usual K-Drama nights? 

Don’t miss out and watch the season finale on February 3, or catch up on all episodes for free only on Viu! 

A Kiss of Delight with Krispy Kreme’s Hershey’s Valentine’s Collection

The season of love is greeted with the happiest partnership between two sweet treat brands. This February, gear up for a Valentine’s Day to remember as Hershey’s, one of the most favorite chocolate brands worldwide, and Krispy Kreme, the home of the Original Glazed® Doughnut, share the Hershey’s Valentine’s Collection with Salted Caramel Filled Rose, Strawberry Kiss, and Mixed Berry Love. This new set of doughnuts will bring warmth to everyone and is the perfect Valentine’s surprise whether you’re single, in a relationship, married, it’s complicated, or you just want to brighten up a loved one’s day.

Gift your loved one with a rose less the thorns with our Salted Caramel Filled Rose, a heart-shaped doughnut filled with Hershey’s salted caramel, dipped in dark chocolate, decorated with red and green icing and drizzled with dulce de leche.

Kiss your way with the Strawberry Kiss, a heart-shaped doughnut filled with Hershey’s strawberry chocolate, dipped in pink chocolate, decorated with red chocolate and topped with Hershey’s Kisses Milk Chocolate.  

Show your love with the Mixed Berry Love, a heart-shaped doughnut filled with Hershey’s Mix Berries Chocolate, dipped in red chocolate and strawberry, topped with mini heart sprinkles and a bar of Hershey’s Milk Chocolate.

“This Valentine’s, drop by Krispy Kreme and celebrate with your special someone with these heart-shaped treats that we, together with Hershey’s, prepared for our OGs. We hope that each bite of our collection will bring you love and happiness in this very special month,” said Ysabel Cruz, Marketing Manager of Krispy Kreme.

Get a box or more of the Hershey’s Valentine’s Collection starting at Php 65 per piece and Php 550 for a dozen, available starting February 3 to 17, 2023. Go to any Krispy Kreme stores nationwide to check out these specials. 

Visit your nearest store today, or have it delivered to your doorstep by calling 888-79000 or ordering online through, GrabFood, Foodpanda, Pick.a.Roo, Mangan, OrderMo, and Groover.