Thursday, March 28, 2024

Flexitarian Diet: An Easier Approach to Eating Healthy

Coming up with a wholesome meal plan could be a struggle for both experienced and new cooks alike — especially a healthy one! Scrolling through social media for a recipe worth trying could be mind-numbing. 

Search results for a "healthy meal” would most likely just lead to multiple choices of greens; and a drastic change in diet like this could be intimidating for most. Adapting to a flexitarian diet can be an easier approach.

This is a semi-vegetarian diet that increases the consumption of plant or plant-based foods and beverages, along with smaller meat portions. Veega provides a variety of delicious and protein-rich options such as Veega Meat-Free Nuggets and Veega Meat-Free Burger Patty — dishes that even kids will enjoy. 

This is also perfect for the Lenten season.

Elevate your meals with Veega — mmmeaty without the meat! Check out a variety of recipes in Home Foodie and get to shop conveniently from San Miguel Mart. 

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Abot kaya ang coolness with Home Credit’s hottest deals on appliances, gadgets this summer season

As the summer sun turns up the heat this dry season, Home Credit Philippines, one of the country’s leading consumer finance companies, is here to help you conquer the hot weather with the coolest offer on a range of home appliances and gadgets so you can enjoy this time of the year with comfort and savings.

From March 15 to May 31, 2024, you can take advantage of the amazing 0% interest rate on summer essentials, such as inverter and window-type air conditioners, air coolers, and electric fans to help you beat the intense heat. The offer also extends to no-frost refrigerators and chillers to cool your refreshments.

Additionally, you can enjoy this remarkable deal on water dispensers and juice blenders for a well-hydrated summer, and on top-load washing machines to keep your clothes fresh for all those summer adventures. Home Credit’s offers also extend to the latest smartphones to help you capture your unforgettable moments.

This enticing offer is available through various installment plans spanning from six to 18 months, providing you with the flexibility to acquire or upgrade your home appliances and gadgets for an epic summer season.

You can seize this opportunity at over 15,000 Home Credit partner stores spread across more than 75 provinces nationwide or when you check your desired products online through For pre-approval, be sure to download the My Home Credit Loan App or speak to a Home Credit representative at its partner stores. 

Don’t let the heat get you down. Hurry up and make the most of Home Credit’s Hottest Summer sa Pinas 0% interest promo from March 15 to May 31, 2024, and enjoy the summer season with your favorite cooling appliances, remarkable gadgets, and more!

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 Shopping Mall Philippines

Get your device repaired or replaced for damages for no extra cost! It even extends your device’s warranty for one year after the manufacturer’s warranty period has expired. Just add the Home Credit Protect Device Protection plan to your installments so you can enjoy peace of mind for up to two years for as low as P3 per day.

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). 

Friday, March 22, 2024

The LEGO® Group breaks gender stereotype and encourages girls to ‘Play Unstoppable’

The LEGO Group is proud to launch ‘Play Unstoppable’ in the Philippines, a campaign geared towards inspiring girls to explore and express their creativity without limits. This follows the research commissioned by the toy company revealing that while girls feel increasingly confident to engage in all types of play, they remain held back by society’s ingrained gender stereotypes.

According to the findings, three-quarters (76%) of young girls feel confident in their creativity. However, this declines as they get older with two-thirds reporting they often feel worried to share their ideas. This is compounded by the pressure of perfectionism and anxiety about making mistakes (72%). Even parents agree – 71 percent say girls are more likely to hold back developing their ideas, because of these pressures.

In a mission to break these barriers, the LEGO Group is hosting a series of creativity caravans around Metro Manila throughout the whole month. Girls ages 4 to 15 can participate in immersive play experiences and take home a free brick set at select store locations below:

  • Toy Kingdom Megamall: March 9-10, 2024
  • Toy Express Makati: March 9-10, 2024
  • Toy Kingdom Southmall: March 16-17, 2024
  • LEGO Certified Store Alabang Town Center: March 16, 2024
  • LEGO Certified Store UP Town Center: March 16-17, 2024
  • LEGO Certified Store BGC: March 23-24, 2024
  • Toy Kingdom Bacoor: March 23-24, 2024
  • Toy Kingdom Podium: March 23-24, 2023
  • Toy Kingdom Mall of Asia: March 30-31, 2024
  • Toy Express Megamall: March 30-31, 2024
  • Toys R Us BGC: March 9-10, 2024
  • Toys R Us Glorietta: March 16-17, 2024
  • Toys R Us TriNoMa: March 23-24, 2024
  • LEGO Certified Store Shangri-La: March 30-31, 2024
  • Toys R Us Greenbelt: March 30-31, 2024

Upon arrival, kids can register at the on-site area to receive a free LEGO Polybag set which they can build at the activity area and take home for free. What’s more is that no purchase is necessary to participate. A wide range of LEGO themes are available in store so girls can build and play without limits:

Get your hands on these sets today and enjoy up to 20% off select products! 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

Marvel Universe Live - Tickets on Sale March 20

Marvel fans, assemble for this live, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. The Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy and Spider-Man join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands in this all-new, spectacular arena stunt show. Produced by Feld Entertainment, Marvel Universe LIVE! is performing at SM Mall of Asia Arena from June 7-16, 2024 for 18 exciting shows. Tickets go on sale MARCH 20, 2024.

Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket, Groot and Drax make their live production debut bringing their courage and misfit wit to Marvel Universe LIVE! Alongside Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk, Black Widow and Iron Fist, the Guardians of the Galaxy help fight the scheming, menacing and loathsome villains Loki, Yondu and Green Goblin. Audiences will join in the quest that sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother.

Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial maneuvers, pyrotechnics, martial arts, motorcycle stunts and vast 3D video projection in this completely new thrilling adventure. Fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel Universe and experience it all with their family...LIVE!


See the complete list of ticket prices and best-view seats coming out this March 20, 2024 via the SMTickets platform and nationwide outlets.

To discover more about Marvel Universe LIVE!, visit our website or follow us on our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Subscribe to the Marvel Universe LIVE! YouTube Channel at

You may buy tickets for our upcoming shows online at or at any authorized SM

Tickets outlet nationwide. To know more about SM Mall of Asia Arena, visit or follow @moaarena on social media.

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Thursday, March 21, 2024

Basecamp’s ‘Creativity Camp’ Workshop Series

Kids and teens nowadays exhibit remarkable proficiency in digital technology. Their natural adaptability and early exposure to screens significantly contribute to their digital fluency. To nurture their skills further, Power Mac Center (PMC), through its official training arm Basecamp, has launched Creativity Camp: Workshop for Kids & Teens. 

The primary goal of the program is to empower young learners and foster their digital creativity and critical thinking skills. Creativity Camp provides engaging and age-appropriate digital courses covering topics such as digital art, calligraphy, coding, 3D design, and graphic design, as well as non-digital courses focused on painting and drawing. These training sessions are scheduled to commence in April and continue until July, welcoming children aged 6 to 15.

“Basecamp blends digital and non-digital skills, offering valuable educational experiences for kids and teens during their school break. Whether they’re delving into coding, creating digital art, or honing their painting and drawing techniques, these workshops cultivate a diverse learning environment. We invite parents to enroll their kids and teenagers in any of our workshops to not only enhance their technical abilities but also deepen their appreciation for creativity and self-expression,” said Maleng Raysag, Basecamp’s head.

Artistry Unleashed: iPad Edition

Young creators will embark on an exhilarating journey into the world of digital art using iPads. Unleash your kid’s artistic potential with the “Draw and Share on iPad” course. This program enables kids and teens to make digital art and craft impactful posters with meaningful messages. Meanwhile, “Calligraphy on iPad” will help young artists refine their handwriting skills so they can merge calligraphy’s timeless elegance with modern technology.

Does your grade schooler enjoy discovering new apps? Why not teach them to code their own? “Code and Play with Hopscotch on iPad” is an engaging workshop tailored for young learners, allowing them to have fun while honing essential coding abilities.

Honing digital skills using Mac

Creativity Camp also offers “3D Art on Mac,” allowing kids and teens to transform their ideas into 3D masterpieces. By the end of the sessions, they will have developed the discipline and expertise to produce remarkable three-dimensional visuals.

Explore the realm of graphic design with the “Canva Graphics on Mac” program. Whether your kid is creating for educational endeavors or personal projects, this workshop ensures that the design process is both captivating and enjoyable. Enroll your teen in the “Code and Create on Mac” workshop and watch them learn to spearhead their own coding projects.

Non-digital prowess

If your kids yearn for a more traditional and hands-on creative experience, look no further than Creativity Camp. Basecamp offers two exciting workshops that will spark your child’s imagination.

Kids can enroll in the “Coffee Painting” workshop, where they’ll explore their artistic side using this unconventional and eco-friendly medium. As they create, they’ll be enveloped in the rich aromas of coffee, adding an extra layer of sensory delight to their artistic journey.

Meanwhile, the “3D Pen Magic” program employs seemingly magical pens to transform kids’ two-dimensional drawings into cool, original three-dimensional objects.

Creativity Camp courses are priced at P5,500 per student per course. Each course spans four days, with two-hour sessions each day. Additionally, Basecamp also offers a package deal priced at P15,000 per student, which includes any three courses, with a total duration of 12 days, maintaining the same two-hour sessions each day. Visit <> for the full schedule.

Reservation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents need to fill out the online registration form and make a payment via bank deposit. Once submitted, participants will receive an email confirming their registration along with all the essential workshop details. Note that slots for face-to-face classes are limited to only 10 students per session. The Basecamp training center is located at 3/L Glorietta 5, Ayala Center, Makati City. 

Ready to spark your kids’ curiosity and cultivate their creativity? Book a course now via <> or +63 908 885 6277. Follow Power Mac Center on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube to be updated on promotions and special deals on Basecamp training fees. 

Unlock Your Ultimate Summer: Win an all-expense paid beach trip for the gang with Maya!

No summer plans yet? Maya, the #1 Digital Bank, is dialing up the heat with an offer that's too hot to handle. Say hello to Maya's Hot Gang Summer, your golden ticket to a summer filled with sand, sun, and endless fun! 

Imagine this: you and your squad, basking in the glorious sunsets of Boracay or Palawan, without spending a peso. Sounds like a dream? Well, Maya is on a mission to turn that into a reality. With our all-expense paid beach trip extravaganza, your summer fantasies could be a Maya transaction away. 

Your Passport to Paradise.

Dive into the ultimate summer adventure with Maya. Every transaction you make, be it spending, saving, borrowing, or investing, not only moves you closer to your financial goals but also earns you raffle entries to win a breathtaking beach getaway for four to Boracay or Palawan. And because we love to see your circle grow, for every friend you onboard to Maya with your invite code or @username, you'll snag 10 extra entries. More friends, more fun, and now, more chances to win! 

Cashback Bonanza Under the Sun.

With Maya, every peso spent brings a smile, not just for the summer vibes but also for the cashback rewards waiting to rain on you. Get ready to soak up to P3,000 in cashback for every P1,000 spent via QRPh, card, or online purchases. Whether it's gearing up with summer essentials or indulging in outdoor eats, your spending now brings you more. 

Boost Your Savings, Fuel Your Summer.

Don't just dream about the summer; live it to the fullest with Maya. Our special summer offer lets you amplify your savings interest rate up to an electrifying 14% p.a., credited daily. Now, every bill payment, shopping spree, or dine-out not only prepares you for a summer to remember but also ensures your savings account flourishes. 

The clock's ticking on this sun-soaked opportunity! From March 18 to May 31, 2024, every transaction is a step closer to your dream summer destination. Let Maya be your gateway to an unforgettable season of adventure, bonding, and unparalleled rewards. 

Stay in the loop with Maya's exciting offers by visiting and For the latest updates and exclusive content, follow Maya on social media: @mayaiseverything on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and TikTok.  

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Breeze Through summer with Beauché’s Trio of Products

Summer is always fun. Days are long, nights are short. There’s sunshine all day and it’s a great time to go out, play outdoors and just generally have a good time.

But summer can have some drawbacks. The sun is at its hottest and most intense in summer. Too much sun exposure can cause sunburn, wrinkles, premature aging and even skin cancer. The sun’s UV rays are strongest and most harmful in summer.

There’s also more heat and humidity that yeast and bacteria love. That means there’s a higher risk of catching yeast infections in summer. Summer sweat can also breed odor-causing bacteria.

But don’t let summer scare you. This March Beauché International has launched a bundle of skincare and feminine hygiene products that will provide women with protection, radiance and confidence all summer long and beyond.

Called the Beauché Summer Buddies, the product trio created by the fully-Filipino owned total skin management company founded by Che Toribio De Los Reyes, is designed to address all the potential problems that can come up during summer.

Leading the pack is Beauché Ultimate Sunscreen Protection (SPF50), a lightweight, no whitecast, non-greasy sunscreen. It leaves a silky finish that provides high SPF50 PA+++ broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection against skin aging and burning. Packaged in a lightweight, handy pack it can easily fit in a bag or pocket so it’s ready to apply anytime.

It is suitable for acne-prone and sensitive skin because it has tea tree oil that controls oil production and niacinamide that soothes and improves skin texture. It won’t clog pores and can be applied liberally on the skin and exposed parts of the body.

To address women’s potential summer problems with yeast and bacterial infections, there’s Beauché Fem Care Revitalizing Intimate Wash. This revitalizing feminine wash keeps the microbiome balanced as it provides gentle, intimate cleansing and protection during periods and in-between. It contains a probiotic Sakura extract that creates an environment for healthy bacteria to grow. Its naturally balanced pH formula makes it safe to use daily and as needed.

Completing the trio is Beauché Serum Deodorant, a whitening Anti-Perspirant that provides 24-hr maximum protection from underarm sweat and odor. It contains Alpaflor® Gigawhite CB, a natural brightener produced from a combination of extracts from seven unique Swiss alpine plants that also reduces skin discoloration, brightens underarms and provides an even skin tone. The unique formula is easily absorbed and leaves underarms feeling dry with up to 24-hour protection.

“Serum Deodorant is the modern, reliable and safe way to neutralize odor without interfering with the body's natural sweat production or the skin’s natural acid barrier,” explained Ms. Kaye Toribio-Danganan, Chief Operating Officer of Beauché International.

“We’ve always looked at Summer as a special time when women feel more self conscious because of health, freshness and confidence concerns. These three things – looking good, feeling good and smelling good – are especially important during summer. This is why we created Summer Buddies, so we can provide women with widely available, affordable solutions for sun protection, freshness, and feminine care.”

Beauché’s Summer Buddies and other Beauché skin care and beauty care products are available at Beauché stores and kiosks in malls and on online shopping sites Shoppee, TikTok and Lazada.

Beauché products are sold locally and internationally.

For more information, go to and @beauchemainoffice on Instagram. 

Friday, March 15, 2024

Nu Skin Philippines Introduces "Live Well" Campaign

Nu Skin Philippines is excited to launch its groundbreaking "Live Well" campaign, revolutionizing holistic wellness in the country. Comprising three areas—Live Beautiful, Live Healthy, and Live Clean—the campaign offers a comprehensive approach to self-care and health awareness.

Nu Skin has long been recognized as a provider of innovative wellness solutions, and the Live Well campaign solidifies its position as a one-stop shop for individuals seeking a holistic approach to self-care. By addressing not only physical health, but also the beauty and home care category, Nu Skin reaffirms its commitment to delivering products and services that cater to the diverse needs of its customers.

Live Beautiful: Nu Skin recognizes the importance of inner confidence and outer radiance. Through Live Beautiful, individuals can access a range of skincare, beauty, and personal care products designed to nourish and enhance their natural beauty, empowering them to look and feel their best every day. With this, Nu Skin introduces the ageLOC WellSpa iO, the first beauty and wellness device that can Rejuvenate, Revitalize, and Restore the youthful look of your body, providing a revolutionary approach to skincare and self-care. 

Live Healthy: Optimal wellness encompasses more than just physical health—it includes mental, emotional, and social well-being as well. With Live Healthy , Nu Skin offers a comprehensive selection of supplements, nutritionals, and wellness solutions that support overall health, helping individuals achieve balance in every aspect of their lives. The ageLOC TRMe is the latest innovation from Nu Skin in weight management, focusing not only on losing weight but also on building lean muscles, providing a holistic approach to healthy living.

Live Clean: As stewards of the environment, Nu Skin recognizes the importance of sustainability and eco-conscious living. Through Live Clean, the company introduces innovative technologies aimed at delivering clean water to homes across the Philippines. The EcoSphere Water Purifier is a revolutionary solution that provides peace of mind by ensuring clean, healthy, and safe drinking water for your family.

Launching on March 14, 2024, the Live Well campaign embodies Nu Skin's commitment to providing holistic solutions for every individual's wellness journey. 

Thursday, March 14, 2024

SHEIN drives fashion passion at first Pop-Up Store of 2024 in the Philippines

Shoes, men’s, and women’s clothing from party wear to work wear, casual wear and sportswear, accessories, homeware, beauty products. Think of anything that makes shopping fun and it’s there. If only for a week.

SHEIN, the global online fashion and lifestyle retailer that has taken online shopping by storm, has opened its fourth pop-up store in the Philippines at the Festival Mall in Alabang, giving its fans a chance to try and buy products in-person.

From March 13 to 17, Filipinos may enjoy the curated collections by SHEIN at the Upper Ground Level Activity Center of the Mall. This is the second time where customers can make in-person purchases at a SHEIN pop-up in the Philippines.

The shopping experience at the week-long store features over 1,000 on-trend pieces for women, men and kids that can be bought on the spot, without waiting for home delivery.

Customers will enjoy up to 90% off discounts and deals including “shop more, save more”: (buy 2 items, get extra 20% off; buy 3 or more, get 30% off), fashion styling advice handed out by SHEIN, and freebies up for grabs.

“Our Filipino customers are in search of affordable and trendy clothing that encourages self-expression,” said a SHEIN spokesperson. “The Philippines is no doubt a key market that we are looking to develop, and we are committed to offering the product variety that Filipino customers demand. The team is working very hard to bring more collaborations and in-person experiences to the Philippines in 2024.”

The SHEIN spokesperson revealed that SHEIN’s women’s wear category with its varied designs, sizing, and good quality have been very well-received by the Philippines market. “This combination has established SHEIN as a go-to destination for Filipino customers looking for modern, trendy and timeless pieces to enhance their wardrobe.”

Beyond fashion, shoppers also browse the online shopping app for home and lifestyle products, gadgets and equipment, much like they would do in a physical department store.

Popular young talent and actress Belle Mariano was re-signed as SHEIN Brand Ambassador for the second year at the opening of the pop-up store.

Belle's popularity among Filipinos is a testament to her versatile talent and her ability to connect with the new generation and our audience. “We recognize the significance of aligning with influencers who authentically represent the diverse and evolving tastes of our audience. Belle's charismatic presence in the entertainment industry and her keen sense of style make her a perfect fit for our brand,” according to SHEIN. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Retail Associates Kick Off the Future-Proof Tech Summit

Retail Associates is excited to announce the upcoming Future-Proof Tech Summit, scheduled to be held on March 12, 2024, at the prestigious Diamond Makati Residences in Makati City. This groundbreaking event will bring together industry leaders, innovators, and visionaries to explore the transformative power of technology, with a focus on Software as a Service (SaaS)-driven business transformations.

Throughout the day, attendees will immerse themselves in the latest trends and innovations shaping the future of technology. From engaging keynote presentations to interactive panel discussions, the summit will offer invaluable opportunities for participants to gain strategic insights and practical implementation strategies across various technological fronts, including Cloud, SaaS, and beyond.

Retail Associates is honored to be joined by industry giants such as Microsoft, Azure, Crayon, LS Retail, Shopify, Dotdigital, and Sprout, as well as the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Alongside our President & CEO, Bo Lundqvist, and COO, Ivy Bumanglag, these esteemed organizations and leaders will take the stage to share the latest developments and trends in the industry, providing invaluable insights to summit attendees.

While cloud computing remains integral to modern business operations, the Future-Proof Tech Summit will also explore the potential of other transformative technologies, including SaaS solutions and beyond. Attendees will discover how embracing these technologies can revolutionize their operations, streamline processes, and drive innovation, ultimately unlocking new avenues for growth and success.

In addition to the enlightening sessions, the summit will conclude with a networking reception from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM, offering attendees a unique opportunity to forge connections, exchange ideas, and explore potential collaborations. This cocktail networking event promises to be a highlight of the summit, fostering meaningful interactions in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere.

As businesses navigate the complexities of the digital age, the Future-Proof Tech Summit serves as a catalyst for driving innovation and shaping the trajectory of the tech industry. Attendees will depart the summit armed with actionable insights and a deeper appreciation of the potential of Cloud, SaaS, and beyond in today's business landscape.

Stay tuned for ongoing updates and insights from Retail Associates as we continue to unlock the future through innovation and technology. 

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Marvel Universe LIVE

Super hero action, thrills and drama will soar, smash and burst into arenas across the country with the debut of Marvel Universe LIVE! The iconic Marvel Super Heroes Spider-Man and The Avengers are joined by the Guardians of the Galaxy, including Star-Lord, Gamora, Groot, Rocket and Drax, in a legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. The newest production from Feld Entertainment, the world’s leading producer of live touring family entertainment, will come to SM Mall of Asia Arena from June 7-16, 2024.

Tickets go on sale March 20, 2024.

“Our tremendously talented creative team and a nearly super human cast, have created a show that brings the grandeur of Marvel to life,” said Juliette Feld Grossman, producer of Marvel Universe LIVE! “This production creates an experience that immerses families in non-stop action, creating movie-style thrills and jaw-dropping stunts that showcase the powers of your favorite Super Heroes right before your eyes.”

Called on by Doctor Strange, the Guardians of the Galaxy join Marvel Universe LIVE! on a momentous crusade against the scheming Nebula who teams up with the conniving and loathsome villains Loki and Green Goblin. The incredible superhuman forces of Iron Man, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow will unite in clashes that pit student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother.

Immersive video projection and cutting-edge special effects will captivate and transport audiences across the universe from the fantastical Savage Land to New York City and beyond. Spider-Man’s dynamic aerial stunts along with Captain America’s daring motorcycle skills will be on display in the ultimate race against time to save mankind. 

Thursday, March 7, 2024


GCash, the Philippines' top finance app, has teamed up with multi-awarded P-Pop boyband SB19 to launch a brand new summer anthem and music video. 

The release of the upbeat "Tara, Summer Na" isn't just about making sure everyone's got a new summer anthem, but it's also an invitation to experience the best that the season has to offer in a new way with GCash. 

Whether it’s going out on food trips, traveling out of town with friends, or going on a shopping spree for a new wardrobe for the season, GCash is adding an extra layer of excitement to everyone's favorite activities with the launch of the Shake It, Win It promo. With numerous prizes waiting to be won, GCash ensures that every moment this summer is truly worth it and more rewarding. 

From March 4 to May 31, users have the chance to join the Shake It, Win It Raffle just by paying a minimum of Php 100 with GCash. Every payment unlocks a world of prizes worth 179M. Starting March 8, users can also enjoy over 50% off in partner deals! 

Prizes to look forward to in the Shake It, Win It prize draw include GCash credits, discount vouchers to retail merchants, today’s hottest gadgets, new appliances, and even free flights. In addition, select lucky winners can also win free trips for 2 to top local summer destinations such as Cebu, Siargao and Boracay, while 5 grand prize winners will get the chance to jet off to Japan, China, South Korea or Thailand together with a companion!

To earn raffle entries, users simply need to pay with GCash a minimum of Php 100 through its different features and products on the GCash app. Whether it’s to Buy Load, Pay Bills, or avail any products on the GInsure or GLoan dashboard, transactions will earn users 1 raffle entry to play per day. They can also use the GCash Card locally or abroad and tap to pay, or Scan QR in all their favorite merchants for a chance to get more entries daily.

Here’s how to play the Shake It, Win It Game:

  • After making a transaction worth a minimum of P100 with the eligible GCash services, click on your top banner in the GCash homepage
  • Under the Shake It, Win It page, click the Shake It, Win It banner
  • Users with a raffle entry will then be allowed to play by shaking or tapping their device
  • Users will then see their prizes immediately!

Stream the new Tara, Summer Na track today and keep paying with GCash for a chance to join the Shake It, Win It game daily and experience Summer the GCash way – easy, fun, more rewarding. 

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Tara, Summer Na. I-GCash mo! Download the GCash app today.  

ASUS Launches Zenbook DUO and Zenbook 14 OLED

ASUS Philippines transcends beyond the boundaries of innovation with the launch of the Zenbook DUO (UX8406) and Zenbook 14 OLED (UX3405). These laptops are equipped with best-in-class 3K ASUS Lumina OLED displays, – which give users accurate colors, customizable display settings, and reliably safe visual displays. Both Zenbooks also feature a Harman Kardon-certified audio system with Dolby Atmos certification for an immersive spatial audio experience.

Both are Intel Evo edition laptops, with the latest Intel Core Ultra 7 processor and integrated Neural Processing Unit (NPU), delivering seamless AI experiences, immersive graphics, and efficient multitasking. The low-latency AI computing not only enhances productivity but also extends battery life, perfect for various mobile computing tasks. 

These Zenbooks combine intelligent productivity features and AI capabilities into sleek, eco-conscious, and highly portable designs. With two Thunderbolt 4 ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, an HDMI 2.1 port, and a 3.5 mm audio jack, users enjoy versatile connectivity without the hassle of bulky docking stations or multiple adapters when traveling.

ASUS Zenbook DUO: Design That Begs a Double-Take

The ASUS Zenbook DUO rewrites the rule book for on-the-go productivity with its revolutionary dual OLED touchscreens. Both displays also support precise stylus input using the ASUS Pen 2.0, perfect for note-taking. 

An integrated ScreenXpert software enables users to multitask like a pro through smartphone-like gestures, like using six fingers to summon the virtual keyboard, switching between displays with a simple flick, and so much more. For those who prefer a customized workspace, ScreenXpert allows Zenbook DUO users to switch apps and create preset layouts for various tasks easily.

For compact versatility, the Zenbook DUO also comes with an integrated kickstand and a detachable full-size ASUS ErgoSense keyboard and touchpad which fits and auto-charges between the dual screens.

DUO More with Different Modes

Zenbook DUO is a master multitasker with four different modes. Laptop Mode provides a traditional clamshell form factor while removing the detachable keyboard enables Dual Screen Mode, letting users maximize 19.8 inches of screen real estate or use the twin 16:10 displays independently. 

For those handling extensive worksheets or spending hours coding, Desktop Mode is ideal. With the laptop hinge aligned vertically, users can enjoy side-by-side portrait screens. Paired with a wireless keyboard, one screen can host productivity apps while the other displays reference materials or research sources.

Finally, collaborations are also easier with Sharing Mode. The 180° hinge lays the screens flat, facilitating group brainstorming sessions without the need to crowd around, promoting better engagement and discussion.

Work Twice as Smart

Equipped with the latest Intel Core Ultra 7 processors, 32 GB of LPDDR5X RAM, and a 1 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD, the Zenbook DUO ensures top-notch productivity. 

Available in Inkwell Gray, the ASUS Zenbook DUO is priced at PHP 129,995 and includes a complimentary lifetime license to Office 2021 Home & Student valued at PHP 6,999 and a 1-month free Adobe Cloud Subscription worth PHP 8,000.

ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED: Stylish Productivity

Experience stylish productivity with the all-new ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED. Thinner and lighter than ever at just 1.2 kg with a 14.9 mm profile, it offers unmatched mobility with its sleek, lightweight, all-metal design. Whether commuting for a day of meetings or other engagements, the Zenbook 14 OLED feels discreetly weightless in your office bag, ensuring effortless portability.

Its OLED display makes every viewing moment incredible, with up to 600-nits brightness, web-friendly 16:10 aspect ratio, and 87% screen-to-body ratio. Adaptive Sync automatically adjusts the refresh rate for always-smooth visuals. 

Featuring up to an Intel Core Ultra 7 processor with Intel Arc graphics, the Zenbook 14 OLED is an Intel Evo Edition laptop that elevates sophistication to new heights. With ultrafast 1 TB SSD storage, 16 GB RAM, and WiFi 6E, users experience minimal wait times and enhanced productivity on the go.

Modern Solutions for the Modern Worker 

The new ASUS ErgoSense keyboard and touchpad on the Zenbook 14 OLED provides a comfortable and quiet typing experience with a silk-like touch on the surface. Additionally, the FHD IR camera features a physical shutter and face unlock for privacy protection. It also delivers exceptional video conferencing with AI 3D Sense Camera and built-in two-way AI noise cancellation for smart webcam and audio/mic features.

Zenbook 14 OLED users can enjoy superior audio with the latest Super Linear speaker technology, delivering quality volume for an enhanced listening experience.

The ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED, available in Ponder Blue, starts at PHP 63,995, which includes a complimentary lifetime license to Office 2021 Home & Student worth PHP 6,999 and a 1-month free Adobe Cloud Subscription worth PHP 8,000.

Elevate Your Peace of Mind

For sustainability, ASUS subjects these laptops to military-grade US MIL-STD-810H standards testing for exceptional durability. Users can also enjoy peace of mind with ASUS's comprehensive 4A Quality and Service, covering always-on technical support with all-around coverage, including free ASUS standard warranty packages such as a two-year international warranty, accidental damage protection, preventive maintenance, and customizable premium add-ons.


ASUS remains dedicated to reducing its environmental footprint, evident in the construction of the Zenbook DUO and Zenbook 14 OLED. Utilizing recyclable materials and renewable energy verified by top international eco-labels – EPEAT Gold, Energy Star, and FSC.


Find the ASUS Zenbook DUO and ASUS Zenbook 14 OLED at ASUS Exclusive Stores and Authorized Resellers and take advantage of Home Credit's 0% interest financing for up to 12 months. 

Nonprofit group I am MAD unveils ‘Love the Volunteer Vibes’ campaign in Davao

Spreading the true spirit and positive vibes of volunteerism, nonprofit I am MAD (Making A Difference) Volunteers Inc. launched its newest campaign catchphrase “Love the Volunteer Vibes” at its annual volunteer reunion and 14th anniversary celebration held recently in Davao City.

Dubbed as ‘MAD Meet,’ this year’s gathering of volunteers took a major leap as it was held for the first time in Mindanao, at the serene Davao Bamboo Sanctuary and Ecological Park—the event’s venue partner.

“Hosting this year’s MAD Meet in Davao marks one of our organization’s greatest achievements, as it breaks away from our traditional Luzon-based gatherings since the inception of the annual reunion of volunteers,” said Big Jay Lagang, MAD Meet Davao convenor and Chief of Volunteers for Countryside Operations of I am MAD.

Under its new banner, “Love the Volunteer Vibes: I am MAD to the 14th Power,” the organization hopes to express an amplified level of positivity and enthusiasm associated with engaging in volunteer work.

Furthermore, the latest theme is also in support of the country’s “Love the Philippines” campaign as it has been a trademark of I am MAD to visit local tourist spots after each outreach program. This year, I am MAD is set to conduct its flagship program MAD Camp in at least 12 schools across different provinces and explore seven tourist destinations for its MADventure initiative.

Lagang, a dedicated member of I am MAD for nearly a decade and presently serving as a news anchor/reporter at People's Television Network (PTV) Davao, expresses hope that both existing members and newcomers will wholeheartedly embrace and embody the spirit of “Love the Volunteer Vibes” that this kind of event fosters.

Celebrating milestones, recognizing volunteers

Meanwhile, aside from unveiling its latest campaign and plans for 2024, the two-day reunion also highlighted the organization’s accomplishments in 2023, including its 11 MAD Camps around the Philippines, MAD Talks Padayon—a volunteerism and mental health forum, MADx—an employee engagement program for corporate partners, and its newest social enterprise—MADventure, among others. 

Through these accomplishments that reflect the organization’s commitment to helping and inspiring young people to be a part of nation-building, I am MAD was likewise recognized by the Department of Education as one of its “MATATAG” Agenda partners.

Filled by the serene ambiance of bamboo-inspired architecture seamlessly blending with the lush surroundings at Davao Bamboo Sanctuary and Ecological Park, the evening culminated with volunteers radiantly adorned in earth tone outfits during “Star MADgic Night: Gawad I am MAD.” This event celebrated and honored the dedicated volunteers who contributed to the successful conduct of I am MAD programs, initiatives, and engagements throughout 2023.

Some of the special awardees and raffle winners received gift certificates and other tokens courtesy of its sponsors — Power Mac Center, The Loop, Alaska Milk Corporation, Wino Travel Services, WinoPay, Mik Dizon & Alex Garrow, Meat Outlet, The Dağlí’s Creations, ENGR MD HUB, and The New Channel.

MAD Meet Davao 2024 was also supported by Hacienda Torrentira Agri-Tourism Park, Apo ni Lola Durian Delicacies, OK Custom Gifts, Love Eunicrafts, CID Communication together with its local media partners — SunStar Davao, Mindanao Times, and PTV News Mindanao

Call  for volunteers, donors

To invite more volunteers and join its call to “Love the Volunteer Vibes,” the MADmates (volunteers) also shot a call-for-volunteers music video to entice more young people and professionals alike to engage with I am MAD and its advocacies.

I am MAD is encouraging everyone to be part of its upcoming MAD Camp volunteer opportunities this year in the following areas: Davao Occidental, Dinagat Islands, Romblon, Southern Leyte, Davao del Norte, Iloilo, Aurora, Oriental Mindoro,  Palawan, Cebu, Bataan, and Rizal. Pre-register through

Recognized by the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards Foundation, MAD Camp is the organization’s flagship outreach program that spans three days. Volunteers gather to facilitate values formation activities aligned with the Department of Education’s core advocacies and to engage school children aged 10-12 in tasks aimed at promoting positive Filipino traits.The group typically stays at the beneficiary school for the duration of the camp, with the final day reserved for local community immersion and exploration.

Every MAD Camp is supported by a fundraiser called BIDA Eskwela  (Bigay Ayuda para sa Eskwela) in which funds collected will be used to provide each student-participant a “Bag of Dreams” with school supplies and other tokens. This year, the organization is pushing for the “Piso mula sa Puso para sa Pangarap ko” theme that aims to secure donations for as little as one peso. With such a small amount, I am MAD believes the collective efforts of everyone will make a big difference. Donations can be made through 

For updates, partnerships, and volunteer opportunities, follow and message I am MAD on Facebook - or send an email to 

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Jollibee Makes Summer Extra Saya with New Pinoy Summer Specials

The summer season is off to a great start as Jollibee launches their new Pinoy Summer Specials—the returning favorite Ube Cheese Pie and the new Buko Pandan Sundae!

These are some of the well-loved Filipino dessert flavors with added extra sarap twists for an extra saya summer.

The Ube Cheese Pie is making a comeback with Jollibee's signature crispy crust filled with oozing ube halaya and creamy cheese filling. It's a returning favorite that’s guaranteed to bring saya with every bite.

The Buko Pandan Sundae, Jollibee’s modern and levelled-up take on the classic Filipino dessert, is their signature creamy vanilla soft-serve generously topped with chewy buko pandan jelly, buko strips, and a drizzle of pandan syrup.

An Extra Saya Summer with Jollibee

"Summer is a time to enjoy and create memories, and it’s always been Jollibee’s mission to serve joy and be part of the Pinoys’ celebrations," says Bea Tempongko, Senior Marketing Manager at Jollibee. "And this is why we’ve taken everyone’s Filipino dessert favorites and turned them into extra special offerings. Whether you're revisiting the comfort of our Ube Cheese Pie or exploring the fresh delight of our Buko Pandan Sundae, there's something special that can bring you extra saya this season."

Enjoy Extra-Sarap: Availability and Special Offers

The Ube Cheese Pie and Buko Pandan Sundae are available nationwide from March 5 until May 31, with prices starting at P47 for the Ube Cheese Pie and P59 for the Buko Pandan Sundae. In addition, customers order these as part of Special Mix & Match Combos for only P84!

Don't miss out on the chance to elevate your summer with Jollibee's Pinoy Summer Specials. Head to your nearest Jollibee branch and experience the extra-special Pinoy desserts that one can’t miss! Available for dine-in, takeout, or delivery via the Jollibee App,, #87000, GrabFood, and Foodpanda.

Extra-Sarap, Extra-Saya Summer Awaits!

So what are you waiting for? Make your summer extra saya with the extra sarap Jollibee Pinoy Summer Specials: Ube Cheese Pie and Buko Pandan Sundae.

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

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Home Credit, SM Appliance Center’s Grand Pay Hulugan Returns with Exclusive Deals 

Home Credit Philippines (HCPH), one of the country’s leading consumer finance companies, is once again in partnership with SM Appliance Center to bring you exciting deals on a diverse selection of home appliances and electronics through the Grand Pay Hulugan promo. 

Running from Feb 1 to Mar 31, 2024, this limited-time offer empowers you to turn your dreams into reality by allowing you to purchase your desired appliances and devices or upgrade your existing ones at unbeatable prices. With this collaboration, you can take advantage of a 0% interest rate on various installment payment terms and enjoy up to 30% Home Credit-exclusive discount on select items. 

The promo covers a wide array of home and electronic commodities. If you are looking to enhance your visual experience with a new television, the offer is available on select units from Samsung, LG, TCL, Skyworth, and Sony. For refrigerators, you can delight in this promo on brands like LG, Panasonic, Condura, Samsung, and Fujidenzo. 

The promo also extends to air-conditioner units, so you can prepare for the upcoming summer season. The promo encompasses brands such as LG, Carrier, Panasonic and Samsung. For your laundry needs, you can seize the opportunity with washing machine brands like LG, Panasonic, Whirlpool, and Samsung. 

Aside from that, the offer includes cooking ranges featuring select items from La Germania, Elba, Fabriano, and Hafele. Additionally, it applies to select Samsung mobile phones, Sony and LG speakers, LG vacuum cleaners, and Whirlpool microwaves. 

The Grand Pay Hulugan promo is available at all SM Appliance Center branches equipped with Home Credit facilities. This way, you will not miss exclusive deals for your dream appliances and electronics. 

Hurry up and visit your nearest SM Appliance Center now! Take advantage of the 0% interest rate on flexible payment options and great discounts from Feb 1 to Mar 31, 2024. Get the appliances and electronics you have been wanting for your home! 

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 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).   

DKSH Market Expansion Services Philippines Inc. Launches Femarelle

DKSH Market Expansion Services Philippines Inc., the leading provider of market expansion services for pharmaceutical and over-the-counter (OTC) companies seeking to grow their business in Asia Pacific, introduces Femarelle to the Philippine market — a safe and non-hormonal supplement formulated to help women manage their menopausal journey.

A natural support 

Transitioning to menopause can be uncomfortable for many women. Women may sometimes not also know that they’re already experiencing symptoms associated with menopause, or that there are non-hormonal options that can help them alleviate their discomfort. 

Menopause can be a difficult time in a woman’s life, which is why Femarelle is here to support women and help them in every stage of their menopause journey by addressing their specific needs. With Femarelle, women can continue to enjoy healthy aging.

Managing estrogen decline

Menopause is a natural life stage for women. Menopause normally occurs between the ages of 44-55 years old, but some women can experience the symptoms of menopause as early as 30 years old. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), women aged 50 years old and above accounted for 26% of all women and girls globally. 

Transitioning to the perimenopausal stage brings a lot of changes to women. This hormonal change can affect a woman’s physical, emotional, mental, and social well-being. Perimenopausal symptoms vary per individual; some women may experience a few symptoms, while others may experience symptoms so severe that it affects their daily life. Some women’s symptoms also prevail long after they experienced menopause.

Menopausal symptoms can include mood swings, weight gain, night sweats, sleep disturbances, hot flushes, decreased libido, and vaginal dryness. Menopause can also affect a woman’s bone density, which increases her risk of having osteoporosis and fractures. All of these are related to declining estrogen levels. 

It’s important to understand that menopause, just like puberty, is another life stage in a continuum of a woman’s life. Estrogen decline and the changes it brings can significantly affect a woman’s health as she ages. However, many women often ignore menopause symptoms due to social taboos or denial. A lot don’t also seek medical advice when it comes to managing their symptoms despite experiencing great discomfort. Hence, it’s critical that women are given proper perimenopausal care to promote healthy aging and make sure she enjoys a good quality of life. 

How Femarelle can help

Non-hormonal interventions like Femarelle can help women manage symptoms and improve their quality of life. Endorsed by leading gynecologists around the world, Femarelle is a supplement that can support a woman through healthy aging. 

Femarelle is formulated with soya extract DT56a. DT56a, which originates from soybeans, is a proprietary standardized compound that works in the body in a selective manner, managing the symptoms that occur due to hormonal changes in the different stages of menopause, without affecting any sensitive tissues and without adding risk factors. This formula has been clinically proven safe and effective in many studies and has been accepted by leading doctors and gynecologists around the world as a favorable treatment option for menopausal women.

Just as any woman is different, the Femarelle line includes three products that target the most common symptoms that women experience during or after their menopause.

Femarelle Rejuvenate targets the perimenopausal stage — it offers support for women in their 40s who are starting to experience hormonal changes in their regular menstruation patterns. With Femarelle Rejuvenate, women can enjoy better control over their mood, improve their sleep, enjoy increased energy levels, and experience better skin elasticity.

Femarelle Recharge targets women who are in their menopause stage — women in their 50s who are plagued by the symptoms that occur once their menstruation stops. Femarelle Recharge offers a swift relief from hot flashes and night sweats. It also helps women get a better sexual quality of life and control over their mood and anxiety.

Femarelle Unstoppable targets the post-menopausal stage. It helps postmenopausal women increase their energy levels, improve their bone health and vaginal health, and enjoy better sleep.

Femarelle contains 4 sheets of 14 capsules, totalling 56 capsules per pack. Each sheet provides a week’s supply of capsules. It should be taken twice daily, one in the morning and one in the evening. It can also be taken with or without food. Femarelle is currently priced at SRP PHP 2,000 per pack and is now available over-the-counter via Mercury Drug and Watsons stores nationwide.

Menopause can be a difficult time in a woman’s life, which is why Femarelle is here to support women and help them in every stage of their menopause journey by addressing their specific needs. With Femarelle, women can continue to enjoy healthy aging. 

Femarelle is endorsed by leading gynecologists around the world, and provides safe and effective non-hormonal options for the management of the menopause journey. Backed by strong science, published in leading journals and sales of millions of units to date, every woman deserves to receive support through the changes we go through so as to enjoy better quality of life without any concerns. Femarelle is now available in Mercury Drug and Watsons stores nationwide at PHP 2,000 per pack. 

DKSH Market Expansion Services Philippines Inc. is a leading provider of Market Expansion Services for pharmaceutical, over-the-counter (OTC), consumer health and medical device companies seeking to grow their business in Asia Pacific.