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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Feel Like a Main Character with Head and Shoulders

Feel Like a Main Character and Make 2023 the Best Year Ever! Make 2023 an amazing year, but start it right! Feel 100% confident by being 100% dandruff-free with Head and Shoulders.

Would you be the main character if your life were made into a movie, or would you just be another boring supporting character? Make sure that you are the main character in your life story in 2023 by meeting new people and places, experiencing new pleasures, and making decisions that are important. You need to look and feel your best in order to do that. Fortunately, you can feel in control with dependable allies like Head and Shoulders.

It's not always easy to have the energy of your main character. You need to be in control of the future and on top of things. Naturally, doing that won't come easily if you don't feel confident due to everyday factors and distractions that make you feel out of control. You can easily be thrown off by traffic, new deadlines, and the little things in life.

The good news is you can still radiate main character energy despite all these. Face 2023 by resolving to be in control of your day with #NoITCHuations. Here’s how:

Keep a positive attitude. Maintaining a positive outlook and looking for the positive in every circumstance are the only things that will allow you to radiate the energy of your main character. That means recognizing that there are things over which you have complete control and others over which you do not. What is beyond your control? Weather, traffic, and people's emotions What are your options? your plans, your time, and how you deal with everyday challenges. Try to find the good in every situation and consider how your presence or actions can improve even the worst of them.

Keep your goals in mind. You run the risk of forgetting what you're working toward when there are too many things going on at once, whether it's achieving big goals like going on a vacation or small goals like changing your hairstyle or outfit. Keep your small goals in mind even when you're overwhelmed by your schedule and daily responsibilities. Make a list of these things and make time and plans to carry them out.

Turn to trusted solutions and allies for your quick fixes. Face it, you can’t do everything on your own. There will also be hitches and distractions in the course of the day for which you’ll need reliable partners. Take itchies – they can put you in #itchuations that can just make you lose your focus and confidence. Take control by using H&S, the world’s #1 anti-dandruff shampoo brand that can keep you 100% dandruff-free and itch-free for 24 hours.

H&S Cool Menthol gives you superior scalp care with every wash, cleaning deeply with a menthol fresh feeling while keeping your hair beautifully moisturized – helping you channel main character energy. It is dermatologically tested, pH balanced, and boosted with antioxidants for gentle care of hair and scalp.  With H&S, you don’t have to be distracted by dandruff and an itchy scalp.

Stock up on Head & Shoulders via the Shopee and Lazada sales for more #NoITCHuations main character moments.

Get ready to be your life’s main character this 2023 with H&S, your best partner!

BingoPlus amps up Sinulog Festival 2023

“Fiestas are part of the Filipino culture and BingoPlus has consistently supported the various local festivals in different parts of the country. The Sinulog is a special day of celebration and an outpouring of thanksgiving to the Santo Niño for His protection and abundant blessings. It is a day for food, parade, dance and party. BingoPlus is a champion of local talents, thus who best to entertain fellow Cebuanos at this Festival but their most admired performer, Morisette? Rest assured BingoPlus will continue to honor Philippine tradition and culture through music, sports, camaraderie, and festivities. As a promoter of entertainment we will continue to be present in major leisure events and activities nationwide.” ~Jasper Vicencio, AB Leisure Exponent Inc. President

BingoPlus accelerated the celebration of the Sinulog Festival 2023 by participating in the Sinulog Grand Parade and co-presenting the January 14 concert at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino with Asia's Phoenix and Cebu songbird Morisette Amon.

The Philippines' first and only live-streaming Bingo supported one of the country's most popular and colorful festivals, which brings millions of tourists to the Queen City of the South each year. Festivalgoers applauded the festival and Bingo Plus' contributions as a fitting revival of the Festival's vitality, which had been temporarily lost due to the pandemic. At multiple flashpoints throughout the city, BingoPlus provided buses to transport revelers from their homes to the Sinulog center.

In an effort to carry out its mission of bringing happiness and positive vibes to Filipinos by providing worthwhile and profitable leisure activities, the brand went above and beyond to support the festivities this year, which were like a coming-out party for the City of Cebu.

Fly Emirates to Dubai and get free tickets to three much-loved attractions in the UAE

Fly Emirates to Dubai and get free tickets to three much-loved attractions in the UAE

Emirates has made a new and exciting offer for travelers who want to start the year 2023 off with new experiences in Dubai. Travelers who purchase an Emirates return ticket to Dubai or a stopover in Dubai will be able to receive complimentary passes to three of the city's most popular attractions from January 16, 2023 to January 29, 2023. Views from At the Top, Burj Khalifa the Dubai Fountains Boardwalk Experience and a 45-minute Yellow Boats Atlantis Blast Tour.

  •     At the Top, Burj KhalifaSee Dubai from the clouds at the top of the world’s tallest building, The Burj Khalifa, and take in panoramic views of the entire city, from its pristine beaches to the glamourous Dubai Marina. Elevate your experience and enjoy a coffee and a delicious breakfast pastry at the top of the world from Level 125.
  •      The Dubai Fountains Boardwalk ExperienceA floating platform, at over 900 ft. in length, located at the stunning Dubai Fountain, The Boardwalk allows visitors to get closer to the Burj Khalifa’s famous water, music, and light spectacles. Lose yourself in the hypnotizing displays across 30-acres of the Burj lake with over 1,000 different water expression displays.
  •      The Yellow Boats Atlantis Blast Tour: Take in the Dubai skyline from the coast on a thrilling 45-minute experience through the Dubai Marina to Palm Jumeirah, and around Atlantis the Palm. Feast your eyes upon the awe-inspiring landscapes and learn more about the architectural history and stories from an expert guide, all whilst soaking in the sunny rays and the deep cultural history of the region.

This special offer is valid for all return tickets to or stopping over in Dubai, purchased using code EKDXB23 until January 29, 2023. The offer is available on bookings made on via the Emirates Call center or participating travel agents, for travel from January 18, 2023 and March 31, 2023.*
Look out for more exciting offers like these in the coming months, to make the most of your next winter sun escape to Dubai with Emirates.

Explore more of Dubai with Emirates
With Emirates, there is something for every traveler when visiting Dubai, particularly for those looking for a little winter sun. From sun-soaked beaches and heritage activities to world class hospitality and leisure facilities, Dubai offers a variety of world-class experiences.
My Emirates Winter Pass: Customers flying to or through Dubai can simply show their boarding pass and a valid form of identification to hundreds of retail, leisure, and dining outlets, as well as famous attractions and luxury spas, to enjoy fantastic discounts throughout Dubai and the UAE. To see all My Emirates Pass offers, please visit
·    Skywards partners: Members of Emirates’ award-winning loyalty program, Skywards, can earn Miles on everyday spends at retail outlets in the UAE, and redeem these Miles for reward tickets, upgrades, as well as tickets for concerts and sports events. Learn more about Emirates Skywards here:
Emirates has safely restarted operations to more than 130 destinations, across six continents and currently operates 25 flights per week from Manila, Cebu, and Clark to Dubai 
For more information, visit Tickets can be purchased on, Emirates Sales Office, via travel agents or through online travel agents.

Cebu Pacific Excited to Fly Every Juan; Expects Full Recovery in 2023

“We are excited to welcome more passengers onboard, especially now that we are back to easier times. We are proud to announce that Cebu Pacific has emerged stronger after nearly three years of pandemic, and that we are ready to give our customers a better flying experience. And so, we confidently say—‘Let’s Fly, Every Juan’.” ~Candice Iyog, Cebu Pacific Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer

The Philippines' leading airline, Cebu Pacific (CEB), is well-positioned for full recovery in 2023 and anticipates resuming all of its pre-COVID capacity and network in March thanks to its unparalleled seat sales, widest domestic network, and reinstatement of all international destinations.

Time for everyJuan to fly. Cebu Pacific President and Chief Commercial Officer Xander Lao, and Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer Candice Iyog, announce that the airline is "ready to give our customers a better flying experience". The country's leading carrier expects to restore 100% of its pre-COVID network and capacity in March, aided by its unbeatable seat sales, widest domestic network, and reinstatement of all its international destinations. 

CEB, which has restored 92% of its capacity prior to COVID since December, will increase frequency to these international destinations to connect passengers to more places:

By March 2023, the airline will also fully restore service to all 25 of its international destinations in 14 countries. The following are the recently resumed flights:

Time for everyJuan to fly. Cebu Pacific President and Chief Commercial Officer Xander Lao, and Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer Candice Iyog, announce that the airline is "ready to give our customers a better flying experience". The country's leading carrier expects to restore 100% of its pre-COVID network and capacity in March, aided by its unbeatable seat sales, widest domestic network, and reinstatement of all its international destinations.

In 2023, CEB, the first airline in the nation to offer promo fares that enabled every Juan to travel to their ideal vacation destinations, guarantees that its airfare will remain affordable. By offering seat sales to encourage travel across its broadest domestic and international network, it will keep its promise made 27 years ago to make every Juan fly.

Cebu Pacific President and Chief Commercial Officer Xander Lao proudly announces that the airline is close to pre-pandemic capacity at its "Let's Fly Every Juan" campaign launch.

From January 27 to January 31, 2023, CEB will hold a special seat sale, allowing every Juan to fly internationally for as little as PHP 499 for a one-way base fare. There are also deals available for a few domestic destinations, all of which can be visited between June 1 and November 30, 2023. 

Fun in every flight. Cebu Pacific flight attendant Cyndle Teh brought the fun of the airline's signature in-flight games to the "Let's Fly Every Juan" campaign launch.

CEB, one of the few airlines in the world to accept aircraft deliveries during the pandemic, will receive ten brand-new planes in 2023 to meet passenger demand: four A330neo, three A320neo, and three A321neo aircraft.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

The financial super app for 3M distributors is being launched by UBX, AIM Global, and its newest subsidiary, Orbix Victus International

“Our goal in developing this super app with AIM Global and OVI is to expand its suite of products from food supplements and herbal products to digital financial services. This not only empowers its distributors to expand their businesses but also enables their clients to conduct financial transactions without the need to go to a bank. Our partnership with AIM Global and OVI signals that more and more organizations beyond finance are interested and willing to support the goal of promoting financial and social inclusion. We are committed to working together with more partners to push this agenda further so that more Filipinos will be able to participate in and leverage the financial systems.” ~Marc Gorospe, UBX Business Lead
The financial super app for 3M distributors is being launched by UBX, AIM Global, and its newest subsidiary, Orbix Victus International

Together with Orbix Victus International (OVI), the leading direct-selling company in the country, Alliance in Motion (AIM) Global has hired UBX, the leading open finance platform in the Philippines, to create a super app that will enable its over three million distributors to provide digital financial solutions to their customers.

Aim Global distributors will be able to process digital financial transactions, such as accepting product payments, bill payments, loan payments, remittances, and money transfers, through the groundbreaking partnership between UBX, OVI, and AIM Global.

UBX's online lending marketplace SeekCap and its banking-as-a-service vertical i2i will power the app.

With five million distributors worldwide, AIM Global is the most successful direct-selling company of herbal supplements and food supplements. It has a network of more than three million distributors just in the Philippines. In its 15th year, the company made the decision to open their newest subsidiary, Orbix Victus International (OVI), not only to offer health and wellness products but also to raise distributors' awareness of financial literacy and provide them with access to digital financial services through UBX, adding even more value.

“Partnering with UBX assures us that we get nothing short of the best digital solutions to expand our suite of products. With its status as the country’s leader in open finance, we are excited to learn the tricks of the trade and expand our knowledge in helping more Filipinos nationwide.” ~Dr. Eduardo Cabantog, AIM Global and OVI’s CEO

In the first quarter of 2023, the mobile app will go live.

In order to advance its goal of including everyone, UBX collaborated with players from a variety of sectors, including the government, the insurance industry, the women's sector, and the metaverse.

UBX is willing to work with other organizations to create bespoke digital financial solutions that can help close the financial and social divides as part of its commitment to genuine financial inclusion.

For more information about the company and this article, please visit

About UBX
Originally the financial technology venture studio and fund of UnionBank of the Philippines, UBX is now the Philippines' leading Open Finance platform. UBX is predicated on a future where financial services are invisible: seamlessly embedded into the experiences and activities that truly matter to businesses and people. For partnerships, email us at

Dinagyang Festival return to the city’s streets exceeded expectations

“Everyone wanted a strong comeback…It was a complete success and this showed that Dinagyang and our Sto. Niño are beyond politics. I acknowledge all our sponsors from the private sector for their significant contributions in the success of Dinagyang. Of course, sa inyo tanan, mga pinalangga ko nga Ilonggo. Ang tanan nga ini bangud sa inyo kag para man sa inyo. Your strong support in all our activities played a meaningful role in the overall success of the festival.” ~Mayor Jerry P. Treñas, Iloilo City
Conversation over Batchoy with Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Trenas, SM Supermalls president Steven Tan, lifestyle columnist and philanthropist Tessa Prieto, TV personality Tim Yap, veteran broadcaster Karen Davila, Manila Bulletin’s Arnel Patawaran and renowned Iloilo Chef Rafael Jardeleza, Jr. 

According to Mayor Jerry P. Treñas, Dinagyang's return to the city's streets exceeded expectations, drawing thousands of visitors from both within and outside the country to participate in a variety of festival activities.

He called the festival's return to a face-to-face celebration after two years of restrictions imposed by the coronavirus disease pandemic a “complete success.”

The impressive choreography and striking costumes of Dinagyang Festival participants, which demonstrate the ingenuity, craftsmanship, and artistry of Ilonggo, are widely known.

Treas thanked the participating tribes, corporate sponsors, and the Iloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc. (IFFI), a major co-presenter of Dinagyang 2023, among others.

SM City Iloilo was the festival's most important sponsor; It also hosted a lot of Dinagyang events, like the first Dinagyang Ilomination on January 21, the Batchoy Festival, an exhibit of festival costumes, and a concert by Asia's Pop Heartthrob Darren Espanto, among others.

First Lady Liza Marcos, YouTube sensation Small Laude, broadcast journalist Karen Davila, lifestyle columnist and philanthropist Tessa Prieto Valdez, television presenter and entrepreneur Tim Yap, former senator Franklin Drilon, Sen. Risa Hontiveros, and House Speaker Martin Romualdez, among others, were among the celebrities who visited.

The Hiligaynon word for merrymaking or revelry is dinagyang. The festival is Iloilo City's version of the Ati-atihan celebrations, which are celebrated all over the country, not just on Panay Island.

Two of the festival's numerous foreign dignitaries were ecstatic.

Jollibee Group Brands Named Among America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains

“We are honored that our brands are included in this list of most favorite restaurant chains in the United States. We thank our customers for their continued support, resulting in this citation that inspires us even more in our mission of serving great-tasting food, bringing the joy of eating to everyone.” ~Ernesto Tanmantiong, Jollibee Group President and CEO
The Jollibee Group continues to spread Pinoy pride in the US! Newsweek, a premier news magazine and website, together with global data firm Statista, named Jollibee, Chowking, Smashburger, and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL) as among the best in their selected categories.

The Jollibee Group scored yet more victories when four of its brands were included on the list of America's Favorite Restaurant Chains for 2023. Jollibee, Chowking, Smashburger, and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf (CBTL) were named among the best in their respective categories by Newsweek, a leading news magazine and website, and global data company Statista.

An independent survey of over 4,000 restaurant chain customers and employees in the United States was used to determine the ranking for 2023. The respondents were asked to name three ethnic cuisines and 13 dish categories of restaurant chains they would recommend.

Chinese, Italian, and Tex-Mex cuisines are the three ethnic cuisines; BBQ, burgers, chicken, coffee/tea/baked goods, ice cream/frozen yogurt, juice and smoothies, noodles and ramen, pizza, sandwiches, seafood, soup, steak, and sushi are among the 13 dish categories.

Chowking was cited for Chinese cuisine, Smashburger for burgers, CBTL for tea and coffee, and Jollibee for chicken.

Statista says that every rating was turned into a score value and added together to get a final score. These nine assessment criteria were used by survey respondents to rate their restaurant chain experience: taste, hygiene, COVID-19 measures, ingredient transparency, location, addressing environmental issues, accessibility, service quality, and employee treatment

A restaurant chain needed at least seven out of ten recommendations and an overall score of at least seven to win. A restaurant chain was also required to have at least three locations spread out across various cities in at least two states in the United States.

To learn more about Jollibee Group, visit

About Jollibee Group 
Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC, also known as Jollibee Group) is one of the fastest-growing restaurant companies in the world. It operates in 34 countries, with over 6,300 stores globally with branches in the Philippines, United States, Canada, the People's Republic of China, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Panama, Malaysia, South Korea, India, and Australia. 

Jollibee Group has eight wholly owned brands (Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal, Yonghe King, Hong Zhuang Yuan, Smashburger); five franchised brands (Burger King, Panda Express, PHO24, and Yoshinoya in the Philippines, and Tim Ho Wan in certain territories in China); 80% ownership of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf; 60% ownership in the SuperFoods Group that owns Highlands Coffee and PHO24; and 51% ownership of Milksha, a popular Taiwanese bubble tea brand. 

Jollibee Group, through its subsidiary Jollibee Worldwide Pte. Ltd. (JWPL) owns 90% participating interest in Titan Dining LP, a private equity fund that ultimately owns the Tim Ho Wan brand. It also has a joint venture with the THW Group to open and operate THW restaurants in Mainland China. Jollibee Group also has a business venture with award-winning Chef Rick Bayless for Tortazo, a Mexican fast-casual restaurant business in the United States.

Jollibee Group was named the Philippines' most admired company by the Asian Wall Street Journal for ten years. It was also honored as one of Asia's Fab 50 Companies and among the World's Best Employers and World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies by Forbes. In 2020, Gallup awarded the Jollibee Group with the Exceptional Workplace Award, making it the first Philippine-based company to receive the distinction.

Jollibee Group has grown brands that bring delightful dining experiences to its customers worldwide, thus spreading the joy of eating to everyone.