Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Sterling Bank of Asia Receives BNY Mellon Straight-through Processing Award 2022

Sterling Bank of Asia (SBA) has once again received the Straight-Through Processing (STP) Award from The Bank of New York Mellon for its exceptional payment formatting performance in 2022. The award has been consistently granted to the bank for five consecutive years. It is a recognition of SBA's commitment to excellence, and its ability to execute payment formatting performance for MT103/MT202 payments with accuracy and speed in financial operations. 

L-R: Luisito Mayor, SBA Operations Group Head & Senior Vice President; Felisa Alcala, SBA Business Support Services Head & Vice President; Cecilio San Pedro, SBA President & CEO; Jun Cristobal, BNY Mellon Senior Vice President, Global Client Support, Treasury Services, Client Implementation and Philippines Market Manager; Cedric Chong, BNY Mellon Relationship Manager, Treasury Services; and Christopher Rocero, SBA Trade  Services and Remittance Head

STP is a vital performance indicator in the financial industry, measuring payment processing efficiency. The STP Award is a testament to SBA's fulfillment of BNY Mellon's strict requirements for processing speed, procedural compliance, and secure transactions for offshore transactions. 

This accolade reflects the bank's unwavering commitment to excellence and dedication to providing seamless and efficient financial services to its customers. "In the banking industry's dynamic and rapidly evolving landscape, recognition of excellence becomes a crucial benchmark for financial institutions," said SBA President and CEO Cecilio San Pedro. 

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Hong Kong Disneyland Hosts “A Spectacular Celebration of World of Frozen”

In anticipation of the official opening of the world’s first “Frozen”-themed land – World of Frozen – guests from around the world attended “A Spectacular Celebration of World of Frozen,” where they were immersed in the kingdom of Arendelle.

Inspired by the Walt Disney Animation Studios’ films, “Frozen” and “Frozen 2,” which are among the biggest animated films of all time, World of Frozen will transport guests to the cinematic and living land - Arendelle. Guests will delve into this immersive travel destination, with its captivating stories, beloved characters, culture, stunning landscapes, enchanting music, and cutting-edge technology for the first time in forever by celebrating Summer Snow Day and enjoying fun-filled attractions and entertainment experiences.

Special guests included Robert Iger, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company, Josh D’Amaro, Chairman, Disney Experiences, Jill Estorino, President and Managing Director of Disney Parks International, Michael Moriarty, Managing Director of Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, Jennifer Lee, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Oscar®-winning writer/director of “Frozen” and “Frozen 2.”

“The ‘Frozen’ franchise is one of the most successful in Disney history and it’s a testament to the power of great storytelling, which is the foundation of The Walt Disney Company. It’s been this way for 100 years, and our commitment to storytelling and creativity will continue to define our next 100,” Iger said.

D’Amaro shared his enthusiasm for the immersive experience, saying, “our Imagineers worked with the team at Disney Animation to ensure every detail is just right. World of Frozen transports you to another world, where you can have fun with your loved ones and make some incredible memories together.”

The key creative force behind the hit franchise “Frozen,” Jennifer Lee was delighted to witness World of Frozen come to life firsthand. “We could not have dreamt that one day, we would have the opportunity to walk through and truly experience the kingdom of Arendelle as we all are today. I stand here – representing all of our artists who have worked together to create the ‘Frozen’ films – inspired and amazed.”

The celebration unfolded along the Bay of Arendelle in World of Frozen. The air was filled with anticipation as the Royal Choir of Arendelle took the stage to perform a beautiful medley of “Frozen” songs. Joining the celebration, Iger, D’Amaro, and Lee extended a heartfelt welcome to guests. As Queen Elsa cast her Ice Magic, summoning the appearance of Olaf and creating an enchanting atmosphere, Queen Anna proclaimed that the gates of Arendelle are opening, and all guests enjoyed a beautiful evening beneath the stars.

A spectacular lighting show created a climactic, celebratory moment as a fleet of drones ascended into the sky, forming iconic imagery inspired by the beloved “Frozen” movies. These formations mirrored the intricate patterns of Elsa's Ice Magic, painting the sky with awe-inspiring displays, leaving an indelible imprint of wonder for all in attendance.

World of Frozen is set to open its gates on November 20*, when guests will be fully immersed in this living land and create memories that will last a lifetime. Delve into the enchanting Frozen magic and visit to enjoy a hassle-free experience with the early park entry pass. 

AXA Takes on Gender-Specific Risks with Women-centric Global Campaign

Despite facing disproportionate risks, many women across the globe remain uninsured or under-protected. These are underscored by global statistics which revealed that 41% of women have not visited a healthcare professional in the past 12 months, and 36% don’t exercise enough to stay healthy. Women also have less access to finance, with only 33% of businesses owned by them. Filipino women contend with societal biases from the majority of the population, including the expectation to assume caregiving responsibilities for children and elderly family members. The country also faces a preventable yearly loss of 2,400 women and girls due to causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. 

Being a woman shouldn’t be a risk

To demonstrate more inclusive protection for women, leading insurance provider AXA intensifies its advocacy in a global campaign anchored on inspiring them to power through today’s challenges of being a woman – be it in health, or male-dominated fields such as business and sports. By empowering women and providing them with the necessary tools and resources in these key areas, they can overcome gender-specific obstacles and achieve their full potential.

AXA Philippines Chief Marketing Officer Nandy Villar emphasizes AXA’s pivotal role in the movement. He states, “While life is full of uncertainties, the company strives to secure a future everyone has the right to be hopeful about and where being a woman should not be a risk. With our new global campaign, we continue to address protection gaps, ensuring the well-being of women in the Philippines and worldwide." 

 Watch the campaign video here:

AXA's global reputation for protecting and empowering women is exemplified by its impactful initiatives. These include increasing women's access to insurance products with benefits that cater to them, funding purposeful women's health studies, and providing valuable support for women in business and sports. The new global campaign reaffirms the organization’s commitment to addressing women's gender-specific needs and challenges through a united, AXA-wide approach.

Empowering Filipino women and families

AXA Philippines actively finds ways to ensure holistic well-being for women. The 2022 AXA Women’s Health local campaign, which gained recognition as Health Marketing Initiative of the Year at the Insurance Asia Awards 2023, inspired women in the sandwich generation to prioritize their own health and well-being through healthcare products Global Health Access (GHA) and Health Care Access (HCA) with preventive and treatment services such as financial assistance for pregnant women, executive checkups, benefits for mothers that extends to their children, and health screenings such as mammogram and pap smear; or critical illness plans Health Max and Health Start that provide cash benefits for covered critical illnesses like breast and cervical cancer.

Echoing AXA’s global goal of building a diverse and inclusive workplace, AXA Philippines also fosters an environment where women are celebrated and groomed for success. A woman and a mother herself, AXA Philippines Chief Human Resources Officer Sharon Hernandez sees the value of her role for the women within the organization. She said, "I take great pride in my role, ensuring that AXA's commitment to supporting women is not just a mere promise, but a visible reality within our workplace. We implement policies and initiatives that prioritize the needs of parents and women, empowering them to excel not only in their professional endeavors but also in their multiple life goals and roles." 

AXA Philippines also joined forces with the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) to further promote women’s health and fitness through “Her Court” - weekends of sports and fitness activities for women and children at the NBA Community Court in Mandaluyong City, starting this November. Nandy Villar stated, "We believe that sports play a crucial role in empowering and breaking barriers for women. AXA and the WNBA's shared goal behind this partnership is to create opportunities for women to excel in their fitness journey. Whether they like to pursue a professional career in sports or not, we want to foster an environment where they can truly thrive regardless.

The leading insurance provider continues to live up to its mission of being a trusted partner for women everywhere as the global movement is in motion. AXA entities around the world remain united towards advancing transformative solutions that protect and support women throughout their unique life journeys in the years to come.

To know more about AXA Philippines' commitment to holistic well-being for women and for all, visit 

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Holiday Gift Guide: Top LEGO® Sets to Give this Christmas

The countdown to Christmas has officially begun. To avoid the holiday rush, we suggest you start bookmarking gift ideas as early as now. When it comes to choosing gifts for your loved ones, you would want to give something thoughtful and practical but at the same time enjoyable and educational.

With the LEGO® Group, the world of gifting is vast and filled with endless possibilities for both kids and adults. Whether you’re looking for a gift for seasoned builders or introducing someone to the magic of building brick by brick for the first time, the holiday season presents the perfect opportunity. To make things easier, we’ve rounded up the best LEGO® Sets to gift this season.

Top LEGO® Picks for Kids

The months ahead are filled with excitement and joy, especially for our little ones who can’t wait to open their presents under the Christmas tree. But with so many choices, how do you pick the perfect gift that will light up their faces? Our carefully curated list is here to save the day! Whether your kid prefers creating his/her own colorful world or embarking on exciting adventures, there is a LEGO set waiting just for him/her.

For the budding builders

A timeless favorite, the LEGO Duplo Brick Box is a fun-filled treasure chest that sparks creativity and imagination. From beginners to master creators, this set offers endless possibilities. Plus, it’s easy to pick up for small hands making it a great gift even for toddlers this Christmas!

10913 LEGO® DUPLO® Classic Brick Box

SRP:  ₱ 2,299.00

Discounted price: ₱ 1,700.00 ONLY until December 31, 2023

For the young adventurer

Set sail for adventure with the LEGO Friends Sea Rescue Center. Perfect for kids aged 7 and up, this set lets them become heroes of the high seas, embarking on marine rescue missions. It has everything from life vests to an X-ray machine, making it a perfect combination between fun and learning.

41736 LEGO® Friends Sea Rescue Center

SRP:  ₱ 3,999.00

Discounted price: ₱ 3,000.00 ONLY until December 31, 2023

For the superhero enthusiast

For Marvel fans, the LEGO Super Heroes The Hulkbuster: The Battle of Wakanda is an action-packed gift that recreates the legendary battle in all its glory. It comes with four mini-figures, including Bruce Banner who turns green, adding an extra dash of excitement to your kid’s Christmas morning.

76247 LEGO® Super Heroes The Hulkbuster: The Battle of Wakanda

SRP:  ₱ 3,799.00

Discounted price: ₱ 3,000.00 ONLY until December 31, 2023

Best LEGO® gifts to keep adults entertained

The magic of LEGO bricks isn’t just for kids; grown-ups can join in on the fun too! Whether it’s for a friend looking to add a touch of playfulness to their home or a loved one wishing to relive their favorite childhood memories, The LEGO Group offers various sets that cater to different tastes and interests:

For the budding florist

Perfect for those with an eye for elegance, the LEGO Icons Wildflower Bouquet is a masterpiece that combines the art of florals with the creativity of LEGO bricks. Whether decorating a room or gracing a dinner table, this bouquet exudes a sense of timeless beauty and serves as a thoughtful gift for those who appreciate the art of delicate craftsmanship.

10313 LEGO® Icons Wildflower Bouquet

SRP:  ₱ 4,199.00

Discounted price: ₱ 3,359.20 ONLY until December 31, 2023

In the spirit of giving, shoppers can look forward to promos on some of these sets and score discounts of up to 29% off. Don’t miss out on the chance to bring excitement to their Christmas mornings. If you’re seeking items beyond those mentioned, you may explore additional offerings under the Christmas TLG campaign. Drop by your nearest LEGO Certified Store (Alabang Town Center, BGC, TriNoma, Shangri-La Plaza, UP Town Center) now! You may also visit all leading toy stores near you or through official LEGO stores online such as, Lazada, and Shopee.

To learn more about the LEGO Group, check out 

All-New Jollibee Coffee Blends Available All Day

Amidst the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a delightful pick-me-up has emerged for the young and young at heart—the all-new Jollibee Coffee Blends! Crafted from freshly brewed 100% Arabica beans, the Jollibee Coffee Blends has a rich, delicious taste that will surely elevate one’s daily caffeine experience.

Whichever you’re in the mood for, Jollibee’s Coffee Blends line-up has something for you. It’s available all-day! The Hot Fresh Brew, priced at P45 (exclusive for breakfast hours), promises a rich and energizing start to your morning. The Iced Latte offers a refreshing blend of iced coffee, fresh milk, and sweet syrup. It starts at P50 for regular and P75 for large. For those who prefer a bolder flavor, there's the Iced Sweet Black, a fusion of iced coffee and sweet syrup which is also available in regular and large sizes.

Adding a touch of star power to this caffeine sensation, Jollibee proudly announces Atasha Muhlach as the new endorser for Jollibee Coffee Blends. A fresh face in the Philippine entertainment scene but coming from a well-known family background, Atasha recently graduated with honors in the UK and is now embarking on a versatile career in hosting, modeling, singing, and partnerships with the brands she loves. Her vibrant energy perfectly complements the dynamic and delicious experience that the Jollibee Coffee Blends offer.

“I’m thrilled to officially be part of the Jollibee family and to endorse the new Coffee Blends,” Atasha shared.  “Their deliciously rich taste makes them the perfect choice for me as a coffee enthusiast. Just as each blend offers a unique taste experience that is fun to discover, my personal journey has also been about self-discovery and embracing my individuality. This collaboration with Jollibee is not just about promoting a product; it’s about sharing joy and elevating daily moments with every bite or, in this case, cup.”

“The delicious, rich taste of the new Jollibee Coffee Blends will make it the go-to choice to kickstart the morning and to provide a much-needed boost during the day. There’s Hot Fresh Brew which is available during breakfast hours to wake you up in the morning. And now we have all day coffee offerings, the Iced Latte and Iced Sweet Black, so our customers can enjoy it anytime and anywhere be it on the way to work, during work breaks and even at the leisure of their homes!” said Luis Berba, Marketing Director for Complementaries. We are likewise thrilled to welcome Atasha, whose youthful energy and remarkable talent make her the perfect endorser for Jollibee’s most exciting new offering!"

Whether it’s for an early morning fuel or a midday recharge, Jollibee is now your coffee destination to get a delicious caffeine fix. Try it now in your nearest Jollibee branch via dine-in, takeout, or drive-thru. You can also have it delivered via the Jollibee App,, #87000, GrabFood, and Foodpanda.

For all the latest updates, like Jollibee on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Philippines on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. 

Friday, November 17, 2023

Planning for Big Gatherings this Holiday Season? Celebrate with a Chowking Chowlebration!

There are so many reasons to celebrate. Whether it’s recognizing a colleague’s milestone at work or ringing in the holiday festivities with loved ones, every celebration brings a lot of good cheer and good food! To make these gatherings even more special, there’s no better way than with a Chowking Holiday Chowlebration! 

With Chowking’s Holiday Chowlebration packages, you can order Chowking’s best-selling dishes in bulk to share – great for family reunions, barkada hang-outs, or even your next office party. What better way to celebrate than with a party that has everyone’s favorite Chinese-style food? From Chinese-Style Fried Chicken Lauriat, to Siomai Chao Fan, there’s enough of Chowking’s all-time favorite dishes for everyone! You can even get a platter of your favorite Pancit Canton or Dimsum for everyone’s enjoyment.

Make your holidays more special with a Chowking Chowlebration. Order your own Holiday Chowlebration package for a minimum of Php 3000 by visiting a Chowking store near you. You may also inquire online through their email or socials.   

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Discover Delight at Sugar Cafe Suki Mart Dasma

If you're on the lookout for a cozy spot that tantalizes your taste buds without burning a hole in your pocket, look no further than the newest Sugar Cafe nestled in Suki Mart Dasma. With a diverse menu offering an array of delectable treats, this café has quickly become a local favorite, and for good reason!

Location: A Sweet Escape in Dasmarinas City, Cavite

Situated in Suki Mart Dasmarinas, Brgy Zone 3, Amuntay Road, Dasmarinas City, Cavite, Sugar Cafe offers a delightful escape for those seeking a moment of tranquility amid the bustling city life.

Menu Variety

Sugar Cafe takes pride in its pretty diverse menu. From mouthwatering cakes to savory sandwiches, banana loaves, and satisfying pasta dishes, there's something for every craving.

Family-Friendly Favorites: A Kid's Seal of Approval

My son finished the entire baked mac in one sitting. It was that good. He loved it! 

Sip and Savor: Coffee and Tea Bliss

For caffeine enthusiasts, Sugar Cafe boasts a pretty good selection of coffee and tea beverages. Personal favorites include the Salted Caramel Latte and the Spanish Latte, while the Okinawa milk tea has proven to be a crowd-pleaser. Whether you're a coffee connoisseur or a tea aficionado, Sugar Cafe has you covered.

Sweet and Refreshing: Yoghurt Drinks Galore

You can also quench your thirst with Sugar Cafe's refreshing yogurt drinks, available in enticing flavors such as blueberry, strawberry, and lychee. These drinks provide a perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess, making them a delightful choice for any time of day.

Affordable Indulgence: Bang for Buck

One of the most noteworthy aspects of Sugar Cafe is its affordability. Offering quality food and beverages at reasonable prices, it truly provides bang for your buck.

Connect and Share: Spread the Sweet Vibes

Stay connected with Sugar Cafe by checking out their Facebook page: Sugar Cafe Suki Mart Dasma. Don't forget to hit the like button and share the sweetness with your friends and family.

Visit and Delight: Experience Sugar Cafe Suki Mart Dasma

Indulge your senses and satisfy your cravings at Sugar Cafe Suki Mart Dasma. Whether you're seeking a quiet spot to work, catching up with friends, or treating your family to a delightful meal, Sugar Cafe is the perfect destination.

Hashtag to Share the Love: #sugarcafe #sukimartdasma #sugarcafesukimart

Experience the sweetness – come and visit Sugar Cafe Suki Mart Dasma today!  

Experience the Magic of 'Gather to Give': A Share-a-Ton Holiday Soiree at Sheraton Manila Hotel

Sheraton Manila Hotel kicked off the holiday season with 'Paskonstelasyon' presenting 'Gather to Give': A Share-a-Ton Holiday Soiree – an enchanting night promising more than just merriment. The Marriott Bonvoy Soiree Lantern cast its golden glow, illuminating the splendid Christmas tree and encapsulating the festive spirit.

An Unforgettable Night of Joy, Unity, and Purpose

This year's annual tree and lantern lighting at Sheraton Manila Hotel held special significance as part of the Sheraton Soiree campaign. Originating in September with the "Sundown Soiree," it marked the countdown to Sheraton Manila Hotel's upcoming 5th anniversary on January 16, 2014, at the Sheraton Ballroom. The event embodied Sheraton Manila Hotel's commitment to creating memorable moments and shared experiences.

Welcoming each guest with warmth and the signature Sheraton festive drink, the night set the tone for 'Gather to Give.' Attendees captured and shared special moments, fostering a spirit of festivity filled with hope and togetherness.

The celebration, opened by General Manager Anna Vergara, emphasized the profound impact of unity and giving during the holiday season. Aligned with the hotel's white-themed goodwill, she acknowledged Sheraton Manila Hotel's commitment to building sustainable partnerships and communities, underscoring the invaluable contributions of the audience.

Yuletide Offers & Community Collaborations

Central to the event, the 'Merry & Bright: Joyful Gatherings at Sheraton Manila Hotel Holiday Brochure,' revealed exclusive offers and delightful surprises. From sweet holiday treats to sumptuous staples, it transformed the festive season into something truly special.

Exciting collaborations were highlighted, including an upcoming bar takeover with 1834 Gin and The Lounge’s resident mixologists, promising an evening of exquisite cocktails and delightful entertainment. Another awaited venture involved an arts and crafts collaboration with “Googly Gooeys,” enabling guests to craft unique holiday keepsakes. These collaborations added an extra layer of excitement to the magical evening.

Purposeful Giving Lights Up the Evening

Children of Sheraton Manila Associates, alongside Executive Chef Andrea Burzio, adorned Christmas Chocolate Trees, each carrying a heartfelt dedication card. These treats sweetened the season and supported the education of children of Philippine soldiers through the HERO Foundation Inc.

In the spirit of giving, Sheraton Manila ensured that a percentage of proceeds from every holiday item sold would be dedicated to the foundation. This initiative embodies the essence of the holiday season—a time for joy, sharing, and making a positive impact in the community.

The Grand Finale and Culinary Delight

The evening concluded with the grand illumination of the Marriott Bonvoy Lantern and the Sheraton Manila Christmas Tree, symbolizing unity and marking the official start of the festive season. Sheraton Manila Hotel invited guests to be part of the 'Gather to Give' experience, exploring the secrets of making holidays enchanting, memorable, and purposeful.

A sumptuous gastronomic feast, featuring local products like artisanal salts, sustainable seafood, local chocolate, and coffee, was prepared by Sheraton Manila Hotel's esteemed culinary team. Guests also got a glimpse of featured “Gather to Give” hampers and retail items, perfect for holiday gift-giving. Above all, Sheraton Manila Hotel left a powerful message of unity and hope, inspiring all to continue 'Gathering to Give' and share the light they bring, making the world a better place.

For more information about Sheraton Manila Hotel, you can visit their website at or follow their social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @sheratonmanila. You can also reach them by phone at (02) 7902 1800 or 0917 859 7496. 

Jolly Snaps: Make it Christmas with Jollibee Joy in Metro Manila!

When it comes to spreading holiday cheer, Jollibee knows how to do it in style. They recently pulled off a “Jolly Snaps” Christmas surprise activity in different malls that had people all around town buzzing with excitement.

Jollibee made surprise appearances at popular spots such as SM City North Edsa and SM Megamall. Families and friends couldn't believe their eyes as they spotted the iconic bee, giving away some of their Jollibee favorites: Crispylicious, Juicylicious Chickenjoy, Sweet-Sarap Jolly Spaghetti, Langhap-Sarap Yumburger, and Beefy-Saucy Linamnam Ulam Burger Steak, which they delightfully enjoyed with their families and friends.

On top of all of this joy and excitement, they even had the chance to strike a pose with the Jollibee mascot and bring home print-outs of their photos as souvenirs!

“This Christmas season, we wish you all the most joyous and memorable celebration with your family and friends. We hope that our simple surprise was able to transform seemingly ordinary mornings into fun, Christmas moments,” said Mari Aldecoa, Assistant Vice President. “With our delicious food and the festivities we have in store, Jollibee can help make this Christmas a truly heartwarming time for you and your loved ones.”

Harping on the "Make it Christmas with Jollibee Joy" campaign is the nationwide Christmas Light show, which will illuminate the holiday season! Ten stores from all over the country will be hosting light shows from November 2023 to early January 2024, every evening from 6 PM to closing hours. It's going to be a spectacle you won't want to miss! Find a store near you:


BGC Triangle Drive


North Fairview

9th Avenue Caloocan

Baras Rizal

Alabang Madrigal



Binalonan Pangasinan


Tagaytay Rotonda


General Maxilom Cebu


Davao Quimpo

For all the latest updates, make sure to like Jollibee on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Philippines on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Unwrap the Gift of Connection: Find Your Ideal Smartphone for Christmas!

With the holidays just around the corner, it's the perfect time to treat yourself or your loved ones with a new smartphone. As you prepare for the festivities and the joy of giving and receiving, consider the gift of modern technology. A new smartphone can open a world of possibilities, from staying connected with loved ones to capturing cherished memories, and more!

If you’re looking to upgrade to a new smartphone, ensure that its specifications fit your lifestyle. Home Credit, the Filipino lifestyle partner, lists some of the best-selling smartphones you can choose from this holiday season. 

Each of these smartphones has unique features, making it the perfect present this holiday season.

Apple iPhone 11: A Perfect Blend of Performance and Style

The Apple iPhone 11 64GB or 128GB combines the vibrant 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display with the potent Apple A13 Bionic processor. Its 64GB or 128GB storage and 4GB RAM strike a perfect balance for swift performance. With a dual-camera system and IP68 water and dust resistance feature, this sleek device caters to tech enthusiasts who appreciate style and substance.

The iPhone 11’s dual-camera system also captures wide-angle shots and selfies with 12MP lenses and advanced TrueDepth technology. Stylish yet rugged, this iPhone boasts a battery ready for an active lifestyle, ensuring a remarkable smartphone experience.

Realme 11 Pro+: Powerful Performance and Immersive Display

The Realme 11 Pro+ introduces an industry-leading 200MP camera for unparalleled photography, especially in low-light conditions. This smartphone offers multifocal length lossless zoom, fast focus Super QPD technology, and stable OIS, elevating your photography experience. The fusion of high-quality hardware and software guarantees exceptional results.

Powered by the Mediatek Dimensity 7050 processor, the Realme 11 Pro ensures seamless performance with 512GB storage and 12GB RAM. The 6.7-inch display, Android 13, and Realme UI 4.0 feature to deliver a user-friendly interface. This device redefines smartphone photography and combines it with robust performance, making it an exciting choice for enthusiasts.

Realme 10 Pro 5G: Elevating Visuals and Performance

The Realme 10 Pro 5G offers a dynamic visual experience with its expansive 6.72" FHD+ LCD, boasting a 1080 x 2400 resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz touch sampling rate. Weighing just 190g, this device packs a 5000mAh battery, Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G chipset, Android 13, and Realme UI 4.0 for efficient functionality. It supports dual SIM and microSDXC, making it a compelling choice for those seeking an uninterrupted, visually captivating smartphone experience.

With its 108MP main camera and 16MP front camera, the Realme 10 Pro 5G ensures stunning photography. The device, with dimensions of 163.7 x 74.2 x 8.1mm, offers a stylish, compact design. If you're looking for a smartphone that seamlessly combines stunning visuals with reliable performance, the Realme 10 Pro 5G stands out as an excellent option in the 5G smartphone arena. 

Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G: Masterful Imaging and Sleek Design

The Oppo Reno 10 Pro 5G redefines mobile photography with flagship imaging hardware that captures stunning footage and ultra-clear master-quality pictures. Weighing just 185g, this smartphone boasts a 1080 x 2412-pixel resolution within a 6.7-inch screen, ensuring vivid visuals. The device supports dual SIM functionality, and its sleek dimensions of 162.3 x 74.2 x 7.9mm make it a compact and stylish choice. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset and an Android 13 powered by ColorOS 13.1 operating system, it delivers a seamless and efficient user experience. Plus, with Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, and aptX HD, connectivity is top-notch.

Vivo V29 5G 512GB: Cinematic and High-Performance

The Vivo V29 Series redefines smartphone photography with a 50MP Wide-angle Group Selfie camera and professional-grade video capabilities. This Vivo phone’s 512GB ROM ensures seamless multitasking, while an 80W fast-charge capacity keeps you powered up. The device offers ultra-dual stabilization for shake-free videos, a 120Hz refresh rate, and an immersive 3D Curve POLED Screen for captivating visuals, promising cinematic experiences and robust performance.

With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset, the device operates on Funtouch OS 13 based on Android 13. The stylish, compact design, weighing 186g and measuring 164.2 x 74.4 x 7.5mm, adds elegance to its cutting-edge specifications. The Vivo V29 Series is the ideal choice for those seeking top-notch photography and high-performance capabilities in a visually appealing smartphone.

Honor 90 5G: A Glimpse of Luxury

The Honor 90 5G is a testament to simplicity and luxury. With a weight of 183g, it strikes the perfect balance between portability and performance. This Honor phone features a remarkable 1200 x 2664-pixel resolution on its 6.7-inch screen, offering a visual experience that's both vibrant and immersive. It supports dual SIM functionality, operates on Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 Accelerated Edition chipset. Running on Android 13 with MagicOS 7.1 operating system, it offers a seamless and efficient user experience.

The Honor 90 5G's dimensions, measuring 161.9 x 74.1 x 7.8mm, reflect a sleek and elegant design. With its focus on efficiency and luxury, this device is a compelling choice for those who value both style and functionality in a smartphone. The Honor 90 5G promises to deliver a touch of opulence to your everyday mobile experience.

All these best-selling smartphones are the perfect choice for your upgrades this Christmas. And since it’s the season of giving, treating yourself or your loved ones with these latest gadgets is made easier with Home Credit’s 0% interest offer on installment plans. This special offer ensures that you and your loved ones can enjoy the latest smartphone without breaking the bank.

To know more about the latest updates from Home Credit Philippines, visit its official website, You may also follow its official Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok accounts. Customers are also encouraged to download the My Home Credit App on Google Play to learn more about the latest promos and see what’s new in the Shopping Mall Philippines.

Home Credit Philippines is a financing company duly licensed and supervised by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).  

Cakefrost - Binan: A Sweet Haven in South City Homes

Nestled in the heart of South City Homes, Binan, Cakefrost has become the latest go-to destination for sweet enthusiasts and beverage aficionados alike. Recently opening its doors on San Pablo Street, this dessert haven stands proudly beside 9th Avenue Carwash, beckoning locals and visitors with its enticing array of treats.

Operating from 10 am to 7 pm every day, Cakefrost-Binan offers a delightful escape into the world of delectable desserts and refreshing drinks. The inviting atmosphere makes it the perfect spot to hang out with friends, bond with family, or enjoy a simple date.

One of the highlights of Cakefrost's menu is its diverse selection of drinks, catering to a wide range of tastes. For those yearning for a taste of summer, the Mango Slushie is a must-try, promising to transport even the coldest winter months into a sun-soaked paradise.

However, the true stars of the show are the Halo-Halo de Leche and Ube Macapuno concoctions, each sip evoking the vibrant and joyful feeling of summer regardless of the season. These drinks, bursting with unique Filipino flavors, have quickly become customer favorites, adding a local touch to Cakefrost's international appeal.

For chocolate enthusiasts, Cakefrost-Binan boasts an impressive lineup of frappes that are sure to satisfy any chocoholic's cravings. From the rich and decadent Black Forest to the indulgent Choco Caramel, the menu also features the Ultimate Chocolate and Red Velvet Frappe, providing a symphony of flavors that will leave chocolate lovers giddy with happiness.

But the indulgence doesn't stop there. Cakefrost also offers a delightful Cookies and Cream concoction and the timeless classic, Butterscotch, adding more layers to the already diverse menu.

Beyond its delectable offerings, Cakefrost-Binan has quickly become a social hub for the community. Whether you're catching up with friends over a refreshing drink, enjoying quality time with family, or planning a simple yet sweet date, Cakefrost provides the ideal setting.

With its central location in South City Homes and a welcoming ambiance, Cakefrost-Binan is more than just a dessert destination; it's a place where memories are made, and sweet moments are shared. So, gather your loved ones and treat yourself to the delightful world of flavors that Cakefrost has to offer – a true gem in the heart of Binan. 

Okada Manila Ushers in the Yuletide Season with its “Harmony of Lights” Grand Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The magic and celebration of the holiday season officially begins at Okada Manila, Manila’s Grand Icon, with the lighting of its spectacular Christmas Tree, serving as the property’s majestic centerpiece.  All throughout the Fountain foyer and Crystal Corridor is a showcase of a magnificent "Harmony of Lights,” featuring an array of colorful lights and holiday accentuations. The event marked the launch of the festivities across Okada Manila. 

Whimsical Wonderland

The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony featured a stellar lineup of entertainment, headlined by "Asia's Limitless Star," Julie Anne San Jose. The Malabon Concert Singers added to the festive vibe with their repertoire of popular holiday song classics. The Okada Manila Entertainment Group also performed as the opening salvo of the event. The official Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony was led by Okada Manila’s top executives, including Wendy Ni, Okada Manila's Vice President for Strategic Marketing, who also gave the welcome remarks.

This year’s stunning 30-foot Christmas tree theme was sweetly inspired by a magical Christmas Wonderland. It is adorned with larger than life confectionery-inspired ornaments such as oversized candy canes, ice cream, and cupcakes.

Enchanting Christmas Village

Following the mesmerizing "Harmony of Lights" thematic peg, Okada Manila also opened its much-anticipated Christmas Village dubbed as "Home of Wonder” at the Crystal Pavilion.  The ribbon cutting ceremony marking its official opening was spearheaded by special guest, Department of Tourism’s Regional Director (NCR), Sharlene Batin.  

The Christmas Village dazzled with a captivating Lights Show and the Interactive Fairy Baubles, an enchanting experience for the guests to enjoy. The showcase includes various holiday-themed installations, from the whimsical North Pole Suite to the delightful Chocolate PLAY House, among others. 

Festive Shopping and Exclusive Offers

For a wonderful Christmas shopping spree, the property features the longest-running Noel Bazaar at the Crystal Pavilion from Nov. 10 to Dec. 17 where guests have a generous and endless array of delightful holiday gifts, delectable treats, and unique goodies. Guests are in for a treat with diverse weekly events, including captivating performances by Kapuso celebrities, the famed “Celebrity Ukay-Ukay,” and new merchants joining the festivities every week.

In the spirit of the holiday season, Okada Manila also presents a variety of holiday retail, hotel, and restaurant seasonal offerings and staycation packages.

For a memorable staycation, Okada Manila offers its Festive Family Getaway package, a relaxing overnight staycation, which includes foot massages for the parents and PLAY vouchers for the kids.  And for a bigger celebration, the Bespoke Celebrations by the Bay package would be ideal where a suite or villa experience await, and comes with a sumptuous family style dinner for 10 to 30 people.

And for decadent treats, the Lobby Lounge offers seasonal cakes like the Gingerbread House and Merry Journey cakes, and Christmas-themed milk chocolate reindeer and snowman.  Kiapo also offers their Festive Platters and classic holiday favorites - Simbang Gabi fare of puto bumbong and bibingka.

A Joyous Holiday Season

Okada Manila’s "Harmony of Lights" has truly set the stage for a joyous holiday season, combining stunning visuals, live entertainment, and heartwarming activities. This celebration promises to bring families and friends together during this wonderful time of the year.  

Heart of Christmas at Vivere Hotel 

Muntinlupa,Philippines.  Vivere Hotel recently hosted its much-anticipated Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 12, 2023. The evening was a memorable affair, featuring music, delectable cuisine, gifts, and a celebration of the true "Heart of Christmas." The event kicked off with a short program and dinner on the second floor at the Brasserie, culminating in the breathtaking Christmas Tree Lighting in the lobby.

The Christmas Tree Lighting in the hotel's lobby was the highlight of the evening. As the switch was flipped, the tree illuminated, casting a warm and festive glow at the center of the hotel. This moment signified the start of the holiday season and filled the air with a sense of anticipation and goodwill. Vivere Hotel Alabang's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony has become a cherished tradition, uniting the local community and hotel guests in the celebration of this magical time of year. It reflects the hotel's commitment to creating memorable moments for its patrons and strengthening the bonds that tie the community together.  

As the holiday season unfolds, Vivere Hotel Alabang warmly invites you to immerse yourself in the spirit of Christmas. Join us for an exceptional "12 Days of Christmas" celebration, where a variety of heartwarming activities and delightful surprises awaits, all crafted for the enjoyment of the entire family.  

Christmas Tree Lighting - November 12, 2023: Witness a magical spectacle as Vivere Hotel Alabang illuminates its Christmas tree and Christmas Village on November 12, 2023. This evening not only marks the beginning of the holiday season but also inaugurates the Charity Project initiative, a heartfelt effort to spread joy and give back to the local community.  

Gift Certificate Sale - November 11, 2023: Embrace the spirit of giving on November 11, 2023, through a Gift Certificate Sale. Share the gift of a luxurious staycation with your loved ones while contributing to a brighter future for deserving children. A portion of the proceeds from this sale will be donated to the Big Leap Project, ensuring that your generosity extends beyond the festivities.  

Heart of Christmas Social Media Contest - November 17, 2023: Express the true HeART of Christmas by participating in our Social Media Contest on Facebook and Instagram, starting November 17, 2023. Share your unique perspective on the festive season for a chance to win a memorable stay and dinner experience at Vivere Hotel Alabang, where your creativity is celebrated.  

Yuletide Surprise - December 02, 2023: Throughout December, including the special day of December 25, checked-in guests will be treated to unexpected delights. AYuletide Surprise initiative aims to spread joy and create memorable moments for those staying with us during the festive season.  

Elves Work Station - December 03, 2023: Ignite the creativity of your little ones at the Elves Work Station! Children can reimagine iconic Filipino structures with a Christmas twist, transforming the Tindahan into a gingerbread-inspired sari-sari store or the jeepney into Santa's sleigh. 

Inroom Cinema - December 08, 2023: Gather your family for a cozy movie night featuring heartwarming Christmas films. Tune in to the dedicated Christmas Channel every evening at 7 PM, creating a cinematic experience that adds warmth and joy to your stay.  

Christmas Sweets and Treats - December 09, 2023: Indulge in delightful treats and sweets available complimentary at the lobby for the hotel’s check-in guests. A sweet welcome awaits as you embark on a memorable stay, savoring the festive flavors of the season.  

Simbang Gabi Favorites - December 16, 2023: Experience the comforting warmth of traditional Simbang Gabi with a spread of rice cakes and thick hot chocolate at The Nest Dining in The Sky. Delight in the flavors of the season as we bring a cherished Filipino tradition to your holiday celebration.  

Santa Meet and Greet - December 16, 2023: Santa is coming to town, and everyone is invited to capture the magic with a photo alongside him at the Christmas tree. Join us in spreading joy by donating a toy, which will be gifted to the children of ROVFI, making this encounter extra special.  

Kiddie Christmas - December 17, 2023: A morning filled with activities, goodies, and delightful surprises awaits the little ones on December 17, 2023. Children will have the chance to learn and participate in decorating gingerbread, creating cherished memories during this festive season.  

Jazz Christmas - December 21, 2023: Immerse yourself in the soothing melodies of live Christmas Jazz as you dine at The Nest Dining in the Sky on December 21, 2023. Let the harmonious tunes create a perfect backdrop for a memorable holiday dining experience.  

Gratitude Room Promo Raffle - December 22, 2023: To express the hotel’s heartfelt appreciation, we will be drawing the winners of the Gratitude Room Promo on December 22, 2023. This raffle serves as a joyous way of thanking those who have made Vivere Hotel Alabang their home for the holidays, turning your stay into a chance to receive special rewards and surprises.  

Holiday Food and Drink Offers at The Nest Dining in the Sky  

Elevate your celebrations with The Nest Dining in the Sky exclusive holiday offerings at The Nest Dining in the Sky. Their culinary team has prepared a feast that will delight your taste buds and warm your heart Indulge in the festivities with our seasonal delights, available until January 31, 2024. From the savory Turkey Plate and Yuletide Roast to be shared with your families and friends to the sweet Vivere Christmas Bread - Babka and Christmas Jam, elevate your celebrations with The Nest Dining in The Sky. Delight in the spirit of the season with their exclusive drinks - Yuletide Serenade Fizz, Gingerbread Cocoa Dream, Spiced Holiday Vodka, Noel Negroni, and Ivory Mulled Dream. Each sip is a blend of flavors, adding a touch of wonder to your holiday festivities.  

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Jollibee’s nationwide Joyful Christmas Stores light up the holiday season

Filipinos have always eagerly anticipated Christmas and most consider this as their favorite time of the year. In fact, the Philippines is known as the country with the longest celebration of Christmas!

To further make the holiday season more joyful, Jollibee launched its Christmas campaign last October. With the theme of “Make it Christmas with Jollibee Joy” – it highlights how everyday moments can be occasions to celebrate the joy of the season.

“We want to make sure our customers feel the warmth and joy of the season, be it through our delicious food or their delightful experiences whenever they go to a Jollibee store. We want to remind everyone that even the simplest of joys can make this Christmas extra meaningful and wonderful if it is shared with loved ones”, says Dorothy Dee-Ching, VP - Marketing of Jollibee. 

Brightening the Holiday season across the country

One other proof of Pinoys love for the holidays is their penchant for bright Christmas lights and colorful decorations, all of which adds to the happy and festive atmosphere. As part of its Christmas campaign, Jollibee is making sure that its customers can have this delightful experience in their stores.

Jollibee opened their nationwide Joyful Christmas Stores last November 9 with simultaneous events in Manila at  Jollibee BGC Triangle Drive, in Davao at Jollibee Quimpo, and in Cebu at Jollibee General Maxilom. Jollibee officials, media and other esteemed guests gathered to launch it in a unique way –through a ceremonial lighting of the stores with a giant socket and plug. This officially commenced the lighting of 10 flagship Jollibee stores across the country, with another 100 stores with their own merry light displays.

Sharing Joy and Happiness this Christmas

For Luzon and Visayas stores, the brand partnered with another world-class brand known for spreading happiness – Coca Cola Philippines. “We are glad to partner with a brand like Jollibee that shares our values and principles. We are both dedicated to offering delightful food and beverages to all, with the same commitment to making the world better and brighter. We invite you to explore Jollibee’s festive stores, perfect for celebrating the Filipino spirit this Christmas season”, said Tony del Rosario, Coca‑Cola Philippines President.

The Jollibee BGC branch went all out with joyful carolers, lively light dance performances, and the ever-adorable mascots to create an unforgettable holiday celebration. Jollibee celebrity endorsers Anne Curtis, Maja Salvador, and Gary Valenciano also joined the festivities and enjoyed the bright lights and colorful displays of the store.

“We launched our Joyful Christmas Stores nationwide so that customers can feel and experience the joy and spirit of the season with their families and friends. We would like to invite everyone to visit our stores to create more lasting memories and make this Christmas the best one yet with Jollibee Joy,” added Ching.

You can drop by any of these branches to experience the magic of a Jollibee Christmas

  • Mega Manila: BGC Triangle Drive; Madrigal; North Fairview; Baras, Rizal; Katipunan; 9th Avenue
  • North Luzon: Binalonan, Pangasinan
  • South Luzon: Tagaytay Rotonda
  • Visayas: General Maxilom DT Cebu
  • Mindanao: Davao Quimpo DT

If you’re not in the vicinity of these flagship stores, don’t worry! All Jollibee branches are also adorned with festive Christmas displays, ensuring that everyone can experience Jollibee Joy this holiday season. You can also visit the Jollibee Facebook page for more details.

For all the latest updates, like Jollibee on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Philippines on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. 

Personal Collection Supports Filipino Women’s Dreams through Direct Selling

In 2022, around 114 million people were involved in the direct selling market worldwide, marking a 10 million increase from 2015’s 104 million direct sellers globally. Seven out of ten direct sellers were women.

In March 2023, the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said that of all registered businesses in the country, 313,608 belong to women. The number is nearly 30 percent of the total 1.08 million registered establishments based on data from the Philippine Statistics Authority.

However, hundreds of thousands more Filipino women are working as entrepreneurs on their personal time —and many of them have chosen to become direct sellers, either on top of their office jobs or as full-time dealers.

Founded 20 years ago, Personal Collection (PC) offers opportunities to improve the lives of people who want to start their own businesses. Hundreds of thousands of Filipinos, mostly women, have done so through its impactful business program — in their own time, at their own pace.

PC trains its dealers and puts them in a supportive community of like-minded people, which is especially beneficial for those new to entrepreneurship. Everyone has the same goal, whether they’re professionals working in offices or in retail or fast-food stores: to augment their existing income and achieve financial freedom faster. 

Here are more reasons why you should consider becoming a Personal Collection dealer.

Ethical, high-quality products

When given a choice, people will do the right thing for the environment. Today a lot more Filipinos are conscious of choosing ethically produced products in their everyday lives. Personal Collection’s #GreenLifeGreatLife Movement is the blueprint for its manufacturing practices. It is the first Filipino-owned company to transition from recyclable packaging to biodegradable packaging for all its consumer goods.  

Ethical and high-quality products make dealers proud to offer them to their network. PC products in homecare, personal care, baby care, men’s care, health care, fragrances, intimate apparel, food and beverage, and housewares are, by industry standards, considered best-in-class based on laboratory tests. This is what sets PC apart: Filipino women must genuinely feel passionate about the products they’re selling and this personal connection helps them sell more effectively and authentically.

Here are some fun figures that show people’s trust in the brand: PC’s products have washed 49 billion pieces of clothing; cleaned toilet bowls 188 million times; and disinfected households 530 million times.

Supportive network

Personal Collection offers training and support to their direct sellers to help them succeed in their businesses. They can access valuable resources and guidance, as well as connect with like-minded individuals who share their goals and offer mentorship.

PC has over 600 branches all over the Philippines with numerous active dealers that can guide them in achieving the Great Life through PC’s earning opportunities and quality, value-for-money products and services. 


Balancing family, work, and personal time can be challenging, but direct selling provides Filipino women with the flexibility to manage their schedules effectively. Moms can balance their responsibilities at home while still earning an income; full time employees can devote after-office hours to selling on weekdays and weekends; young, single women can work around their social schedule anytime.

Direct selling doesn't detract from one's life. Instead, it enriches it by introducing new skills, new acquaintances, and fresh perspectives that one would not encounter otherwise.

Availability of platforms to sell

With the availability of online platforms for direct selling, the only hindrance is one’s own lack of enterprise. Direct selling allows dealers to develop their skills and problem-solving abilities, fires up their imagination, and lets them do as much or as little as they want. It’s a business that allows people flexibility in terms of time, whether done face-to-face or through online social platforms.


The primary reason that we all work is to be able to enjoy life with our loved ones, and we can do this when we are financially independent from debts and obligations. The Great Life that Personal Collection Direct Selling offers is a buffer against the changing economic landscape of the Philippines. It allows dealers to continue generating income and moving closer to their dreams.

Direct selling is a low-cost entry point into entrepreneurship. With minimal upfront investment, direct sellers can start their own business and potentially grow it into a profitable venture. This makes it an accessible option for everyone who might not have the resources to invest in traditional business startups.

Explore and maximize your earning potential with Personal Collection. Be part of their wide network of dealers via its free registration. Official dealers will receive a free gift upon sign-up, and also enjoy perks, such as up to 25% off on all products and a credit line they can utilize. They also have an opportunity to earn like a manager in the future.

Take that first step toward the Great Life by registering to Personal Collection’s dealership program here.  

edamama Founders Chosen as Part of Endeavor’s Prestigious Pool of High-Impact Entrepreneurs

Endeavor, the premier international community for high-impact entrepreneurs, recently hosted its 40th Virtual International Selection Panel (vISP). During this panel, edamama founders Bela Gupta D’Souza and Nish D’Souza were selected as part of Endeavor’s latest global cohort of Endeavor Entrepreneurs. 

With the goal of building healthy entrepreneurial ecosystems in developing and underrepresented countries, Endeavor serves as a beacon for startup founders who “dream big, scale fast, and give back”.15 entrepreneurs from seven innovative, high-growth ventures around the world were selected at the organization's most recent vISP following a rigorous, multi-step evaluation process, which has a historical acceptance rate of less than 5% based on candidates screened. Endeavor now supports over 2,500 entrepreneurs who are leading over 1,500 businesses in over 40 global markets.

edamama, the leading online-to-offline parenting platform in the Philippines founded by Bela Gupta D'Souza and Nishant D'Souza, stands out among Endeavor's latest selections. When edamama was launched in 2020, its founders set out on a mission to build a personalized, community-driven platform where families could find a trusted assortment of authentic, affordable and quality products for their children, family and home.

Three years since its launch, edamama has delivered over 3.5 million essential products to Filipino households across the country via its proprietary ecommerce app – which was one of the top 10 most downloaded shopping apps in the country last year. Due to its rapid expansion, the company has grown to become the largest online-to-offline parenting platform in the Philippines. In addition to its app, edamama hosts the largest annual family shopping and learning expo, and has also begun rolling out brick-and-mortar stores across multiple malls in Metro Manila. 

To date, edamama has raised over $35 million in venture funding from leading strategic and financial investors, including Gentree Fund (anchored by the Sy family), Gokongwei Group’s Robinsons Retail, Ayala Corporation’s ACTIVE Fund and Kickstart Ventures, Foxmont Capital Partners, as well as regional heavyweights such as Alpha JWC Ventures, GS Group and Innoven Capital (anchored by Temasek).

edamama aims to become Southeast Asia's leading parenting brand. Made by parents for parents, edamama is dedicated to giving families access to a range of well-chosen, genuine, and competitively priced parenting products, paired with expertly written content and a well-engaged community of parents to support their journey.

Stay updated on edamama's activities and offers by following their official channels on Tiktok, Instagram, Facebook, and their website. You may also visit their stores in SM Southmall in Muntinlupa, Glorietta Mall in Makati, and Robinsons Magnolia in Quezon City. Download the edamama app on the PlayStore, App Store, and Huawei App Gallery. 

Serenitea's 15th Year Legacy

Serenitea celebrates its 15th year anniversary by launching its 2023 Maligayang Festivi-teas Holiday Drinks, in partnership with Pan De Manila, as well as announcing their eagerly-awaited Jumbo Cup promo dates and mechanics. 


This year, Serenitea, a proudly home-grown Filipino tea-shop brand, honors its roots with a nationalistic and nostalgic take on its limited-edition holiday flavors, created in partnership with another all-Filipino brand, Pan De Manila. 

During the successful event held last November 9th at Lola Café in Ortigas, Serenitea invited honored guests, comprising of media and influencers to indulge in Pinoy holiday cheer. Within the venue, aptly bedecked in red, green and gold, guests mingled, took photos, enjoyed games and contests, won raffle prizes, and most notably, were privileged to be the first to taste the Serenitea and Pan De Manila holiday collaborations.   


Taking Filipino ingredients and flavors used in the Pan De Manila bakery and reimagining them into holiday tea drinks, Serenitea created the Maligayang Festivi-teas holiday drinks with two well-loved Filipino flavors in mind: Yema and Ube. 

YEMA MAIS CON YELO (P180, large)

Not your typical mais con yelo nor your typical tea drink, as this Christmas drink mixes green tea with sweet corn, syrup, and ice. The Pan De Manila touch is the topping of yema and the cheese shavings. A sweet-umami refreshing treat! 


What do you get when you blend Filipino favorite ube-halaya with green tea, pandan and coconut strips? It’s a healthier buko pandan in drink form, thanks to healthy green tea, but without compromising rich and creamy flavors thanks to the addition of ube halaya. Ube-rrific!  

Starting November 15, the limited-edition drink series will be available in all Serenitea branches nationwide and through third-party delivery apps (Grab, Food Panda). 


Another key part of the event was the announcement of the dates and the mechanics of the most awaited and viral Serenitea promotion—the Jumbo Cup Promo. 

Just in case, you’ve never joined in on the fun, here’s how it goes. During certain days in the middle of December, which is Serenitea’s anniversary month, any purchase of a large drink from a participating drink list is automatically upsized to a Jumbo size (1 liter) drink for FREE. 

The Participating drinks for this year are: 

  • Pearl Milk Tea 
  • Okinawa Milk Tea 
  • Hokkaido Milk Tea 
  • Wintermelon Milk Tea 
  • Summer Breeze 
  • Winter Frost 
  • Fruitea Green Apple
  • Fruitea Lychee
  • Fruitea Cranberry
  • Brown Sugar Regular Fresh Milk 
  • Taro Lover
  • Crème Brulee Milk Tea 

The Jumbo Cup Promo will be on December 14, 15, and 16, 2023. This promo will be available nationwide in all Serenitea branches, as well as on the teashop’s third-party delivery app partners like Grab and Food Panda, and cannot be used in conjunction with other promos and discounts (i.e. senior citizen).