Thursday, November 30, 2023

Jollibee Group Cited Anew in ASEAN Corporate Governance Awards

“Getting cited again by the ASEAN ACGS validates our dedication to integrity, accountability, and transparency, ensuring that we conduct business ethically as an organization. This is also consistent with our commitment to strong ESG practices that are aligned with our Joy for Tomorrow Global Sustainability Agenda, in which our business success is closely linked with our ability to create a beneficial influence on both society and the planet.” ~Ernesto Tanmantiong, Jollibee Group President and CEO

Organized by the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD), the award recognizes the top Philippine publicly listed companies in corporate governance based on the ACGS.

The Jollibee Group has once again been awarded with a 1-Golden Arrow Recognition from the ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard (ACGS) Golden Arrow Awards, acknowledging the company’s success in responsible and transparent business practices.  
According to ICD, the Golden Arrow is awarded to companies that achieved a score of at least eighty points in the ACGS Assessment, which means the company has exhibited observable conformance with the Philippine Code of Corporate Governance and internationally recommended corporate governance practices as espoused by the ACGS.
It measures the performance of companies in the areas of facilitating the rights and the equitable treatment of shareholders, how they relate to their different stakeholders, ensuring transparency and accountability thru timely disclosure of material information, and how the board guides the company strategically, monitors the management, and ensures the board’s accountability to the company and the shareholders.
The scorecard is composed of 184 questions based on publicly available disclosures on the companies’ websites. It aims to raise the corporate governance standards and practices of the country and to make well-governed Philippine publicly listed companies attractive to investors.

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. Its mission is to serve great-tasting food and bring the joy of eating to everyone through its 18 brands with over 6,600 stores across 34 countries including the Philippines, United States, Canada, the People's Republic of China, United Kingdom, Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, and Australia.

The Jollibee Group has eight wholly owned brands (Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal, Yonghe King, Hong Zhuang Yuan, Smashburger); four franchised brands (Burger King, Panda Express, 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 51% ownership of Milksha, a popular Taiwanese bubble tea brand. JFC also has a business venture with award-winning Chef Rick Bayless for Tortazo, a Mexican fast-casual restaurant business in the United States.

The Jollibee Group, through its subsidiary Jollibee Worldwide Pte. Ltd. (JWPL) owns 90% participating interest in Titan Dining LP, a private equity fund that owns the Tim Ho Wan brand. The Jollibee Group has a joint venture with the THW Group to open and operate THW restaurants in Mainland China. Recently, the Jollibee Group has signed an agreement to establish a joint venture company that will own and operate Tiong Bahru Bakery and Common Man Coffee Roasters in the Philippines.

The Jollibee Group has launched its global sustainability agenda dubbed Joy for Tomorrow, which aims to strengthen the company’s commitment to sustainable business practices. The agenda centers on the key pillars of Food, People, and Planet, and consists of 10 focus areas namely: food safety, food quality, nutrition & transparency, employee welfare, farmers livelihood, community support, good governance, packaging & recycling, waste reduction, and energy & water efficiency. Each focus area sets goals and initiatives that contribute and align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

The 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. The company is also a two-time recipient of Gallup’s Exceptional Workplace Award, making it the only Philippine-based company to receive the distinction.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Get Ready to Level Up: TCL set to launch the C755 “Ultra Game Master” MiniLED Gaming TV soon!

“The long wait is over! We are very happy to announce the coming of the new TCL C755 that will give every gamer’s fantasy in terms of giving them the ultimate gaming experience. This one is truly going to level up your expectations in a gaming TV.” ~Mr. Loyal Cheng, TCL Philippines Chief Executive Officer

TCL Electronics, a leading brand in consumer electronics and TV manufacturing and the World's Top 2 TV brand, is finally revealing the next generation gaming TV dubbed as the “Ultra Game Master”.  It is set to break barriers in QD Mini LED technology. 

The new TCL C755 gives superior light control and precise dimming zones in all corners of the TV screen. With its incomparable picture quality, more defined color perfection and exceptional gaming features, you’ll be amazed by this ultra revolutionary product.

A Visual Masterpiece
Speaking of exceptional eye feast, the TCL QD-Mini LED is a superb visual masterpiece that presents astonishingly vivid visuals with lifelike colors and an ultra-high contrast ratio. It is highlighted with higher peak brightness, a wider color gamut, a larger screen size, and a longer lifespan, making it a leading-edge display technology.

In terms of its dimming capability, the entire screen is finely divided into over 1344 zones. The full array local dimming precisely corrects and balances the backlight and image by calculating the brightness intensity for each zone based on image signals, ensuring that each frame can show more light and shadow details in ultra contrast ratio.

The TCL C755 also utilizes the Quantum Dot technology where it unveils over 1,000,000,000 hues of vibrant and precise colors, providing a wider color volume of up to 96% according to the DCI-P3 standard. Immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of colors, where every shade comes to life with unmatched brilliance and depth. The HDR 1600 nits peak brightness capability provides a remarkable vivid visual for variable lighting conditions, even in broad daylight. Enjoy the details hidden in the sunny or shadowy scene.

This newest model also boasts of AI picture quality processor through the AiPQ Processor 3.0 that perceives and thinks like a clever mind to capture every detail in the real world into its rich database and to perform simulation and optimization based on human recognition. It finally reproduces visual outputs based on vibrant color, excellent contrast, and crystal clarity as you see in the natural world.

Exceptional Gaming
Experience next-level gaming with the best elevating technology in action dubbed as the Game Master 2.0. Unlock advanced display and audio experience by trying smoother streaming with the TCL Game Master.

The TCL C755 also puts an end to choppy gameplay and broken frames with fluid, artifact-free performance at virtually any frame with its AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology. For a better gaming performance, the HDMI2.1*4 allows for higher resolutions, higher frame rates and a lot more bandwidth.

While the Aiming Aid feature helps you quickly and effortlessly aim at your target. Go find the Aiming Aid in the game bar and activate it! For the smooth gaming experience, the revolutionary variable refresh rate @144Hz lets you on track with your need for speed.

Superb Sound Quality
Bring the ultimate theater experience to your home through the TCL C755’s combined power of  ONKYO's 2.0 CH 50W Hi-Fi. Immerse yourself in the captivating stereo sound and thunderous bass, capturing every detail as if you were at a live band performance.

Dive into sound reimagined and be amazed with the unprecedented depth, clarity, and details that the Dolby Atmos feature can offer.

While the DTS® VIRTUAL:X™ brings a compatible and immersive sound master at your home. Experience improved sound immersion and heightened realism that make every scene intensely shown on the screen.

Discover more about TCL C755 Ultra Game Master and level up your gaming experience. Available at all authorized TCL Dealers. For more information about the TCL C645, go to



About TCL Philippines:
TCL Electronics (HKG:1070) is a fast-growing consumer electronics company and a leading player in the global TV industry. Founded in 1981, it now operates in over 160 markets globally. TCL specializes in the research, development, and manufacturing of consumer electronics products ranging from TVs, audio, and smart home appliances. Visit the TCL home page at

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Crazy Carabao champions Filipino-made premium craft beer innovation

“Our goal as a craft beer company is to help many more Filipinos enjoy the different notes and unique styles of beer. Our following is rapidly growing and we want to keep it fresh and interesting for them by expanding our product portfolio to target the varying tastes of our customers.” ~Brad Hannam, one of the founders of Crazy Carabao
Crazy Carabao recently launched its new packaging along with its newest  variant, the Newtons Noggin Apple Cider

Crazy Carabao, a local premium craft beer brand in the local scene, has successfully garnered a dedicated fan base among liquor enthusiasts and established collaborations with upscale bars and restaurants across the country. However, instead of complacency, the brand remains committed to innovation by introducing unique beer styles, revamping its website, and unveiling more visually appealing packaging that proudly reflects its Filipino heritage.

These exciting milestones were recently celebrated during a recent   Superhero-themed launch held at the new Odd Seoul 2 Bar in Quezon City. Hosted by the country’s popular multi-media personality Sam YG and Tiktok superstar Sammy J, the event gave guests the perfect opportunity to get to know the brand, enjoy the different Crazy Carabao variants with food pairings; beer drinking games, beer pong, and much more.  

Crazy Carabao has undoubtedly come a long way – what started out as a dream among friends after watching a Manny Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas, slowly turned into a reality with the acquisition of an abandoned building in Sta. Rosa, Laguna for brewery. With countless of beers brewed and drank, Crazy Carabao was officially launched in the market in 2014.

Now approaching its 10th year, Crazy Carabao takes pride in being a major player in the Philippines’ craft beer industry. Despite its growing popularity, Crazy Carabao is still brewed in small batches, with the same passion and dedication for quality and creativity. Drinkers can taste the natural freshness of the ingredients – malts are imported from Australia and Europe, and hops, which provides the bitterness, aroma and style, are grown in Yakami Valley located next to Seattle, USA, which is said to have some of the most fertile soil in the world, made richer with the ice water from off the Cascade Ranges.

Crazy Carabao Chief Marketing Officer Cecilia Loretizo with program hosts and social media personalities Sam YG and Sammy J

Crazy Carabao business development officer John Joe Joseph

The same principle in using fresh and premium ingredients is followed in the brand’s newest offering – the Newtons Noggin Apple Cider which has a fruity, fresh, and mild kick. It complements Crazy Carabao’s other existing products, namely Pilsner, Pale Ale, Wheat, Golden Ale and India Pale Ale. 

True to its roots, Crazy Carabao  has updated the look of its packaging,  paying tribute to its Filipino roots. To accompany the beer’s awesome taste, each Crazy Carabao bottle is now adorned with a single beaming color that shows vibrancy through the sunrays accentuated by symbols of Pinoy culture such as the Chocolate Hills, the jeepney, butanding, among others.  

With Bernie, Arizona Brandy, and Miss Jade So

On top of the new Crazy Carabao drink and packaging, the brand has also updated its website featuring a more vibrant design, with pages that are easier to navigate and, most importantly, a Beer Finder feature that lets users easily find the nearest outlets that sell Crazy Carabao – from bars, restaurants, groceries and stores around the country. 

Currently, Crazy Carabao is available in top bars and restaurants across Metro Manila, including  most of the 5-star hotels in the country and in all the main retailers such as S&R, The Marketplace, Landers Superstore, as well as in  Lazada, Shopee, and many other top online stores.

“We would like to thank you for keeping our beers flowing for these past years. Our goal and hope is that our beer touches your lips in many more years to come and to bring quality-made products and exceptional experience to each and every Filipinos!“ ~Grace Vicencio, Crazy Carabao’s Sales Manager

Crazy Carabao Partner Brad Hannam and sales manager Grace Vicencio

To know more about Crazy Carabao, visit and follow its socials: on Facebook and Instagram

Aji-Ginisa leads the I Love Veggie-licious Movement with Marian Rivera and Zia to launch the New Era of Cooking

“Parents put a premium on their children’s health and nutrition, but feeding them veggies isn’t always an easy feat,” said Kazuki Kyoya. “Aji-Ginisa® can help them make their dishes more meaty and gisa, so their kids can learn to love vegetables and these healthy recipes can be part of their every meal.” ~Kazuki Kyoya
Filipino children, led by Zia Dantes, welcomes a new Veggie-licious era with a pledge and red forks on their chest, embracing healthier meals made tastier with Aji-Ginisa

Aji-Ginisa prepared a day of health and fun for kids and their parents at the Aji-Ginisa®’s Welcome to a New Veggie-licious Era, held recently at The Blue Leaf McKinley Hill in Taguig. The event served as the official launch of the I Love Veggie-licious Movement, which aims to make vegetable dishes tastier and more enjoyable, especially for kids. Well-loved celebrity mom Marian Rivera-Dantes headlined the festivities, showing off their family’s favorite vegetable recipes in a special cooking demo. 

The kids from the audience went up on stage for the I Love Veggie-licious Pledge, which was led by Marian’s daughter Zia, and made their promise to love vegetables. Parents and their little ones can also join this pledge online by using the Pledge to I Love Veggie-licious filter on TikTok. For every 1,000 pledges, Ajinomoto commits to lead a feeding program for select beneficiaries nationwide. 

“As a mom, I know mealtimes can be challenging. What I do is experiment in the kitchen and try lots of ways to prepare vegetable dishes that are nutritious and yummy. Our goal is to make our kids try different recipes, so they can grow to enjoy and appreciate the healthy food we prepare.” ~Marian Rivera-Dantes

Filipino children, led by Zia Dantes, welcomes a new Veggie-licious era with a pledge and red forks on their chest, embracing healthier meals made tastier with Aji-Ginisa

Attendees also had the opportunity to try making their own veggie-licious dishes during the event. As they sprinkle their Aji-Ginisa on their veggies, kids and parents also had fun in their stations by doing the Shake Shake Dance to the beat of the music to make their veggies veggie-licious.

Ajinomoto is bringing the I Love Veggie-licious Movement nationwide, bringing the Aji-Ginisa® Veggie-licious Caravan to different schools to carry out taste tests, veg-ucation programs, and more. The Caravan will also roll out in key malls across the metro to introduce delicious veggie dishes kids will enjoy.

The I Love Veggie-licious Movement is a part of Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation’s commitment to nutrition that does not compromise taste, access, and the local way of life. The company is doing this by developing comprehensive programs with like-minded organizations, and providing new products and services that address health and nutrition issues.

Know more about the Aji-Ginisa® I Love Veggie-licious Movement by visiting Cookmunity by Ajinomoto PH.

Monday, November 27, 2023

MR.DIY HOLI-DIY Event Shines Bright with Team Kramer at Ayala Malls Feliz

With Exciting Prizes & Meet and Greet with MR.DIY’s Celebrity Endorser
Host Nicolehyala (far left in photo) with Team Kramer Doug, Cheska, Kendra, Scarlett, and Gavin delighted the audience at Ayala Malls Feliz during the MR.DIY HOLI-DIY Mall Event.

A three-day affair at Ayala Malls Feliz, MR.DIY's HOLI-DIY event unfolded with a simple goal: to spread the joy of DIY while giving shoppers a chance to win fantastic prizes. From November 23 to 25, 2023, the mall was buzzing with excitement, featuring a Meet and Greet with Team Kramer, over 100 raffle prizes, and the thrilling Hakot Dakot Panalo Challenge.


Team Kramer presents a firsthand look at MR.DIY's Grand Prize, the Jetour X70 Travel SUV, captivated the audience with a sneak peek and hands-on experience during the MR.DIY HOLI-DIY Spend and Win mall event at Ayala Malls Feliz.

The core of the event was MR.DIY's Spend and Win Raffle Promo, urging shoppers to participate in three easy steps. With a minimum purchase of P1,000 pesos, customers were encouraged to scan the QR code inside the store, fill out a form, and upload their receipts. By hitting the send button, they entered the race for exciting prizes, including P500 cash in weekly raffles and grand items like an Apple Watch Series 8, the latest iPhone 15 Pro Max, and the grand prize – a brand new Jetour X70 Travel SUV which was showcased at the Ayala Malls Feliz activity center. The submission deadline for entries is January 15, 2024.

Charles Salecina, representing MR.DIY, expressed the brand's commitment to providing quality products at "Always Low Prices." He reassured customers that MR.DIY is their ultimate destination for family essentials, with over 400 stores nationwide.


The luckiest audience at MR.DIY’s HOLI-DIY Team Kramer Meet and Greet event at Ayala Malls Feliz receives the grand prize—an iPhone 14 Pro, awarded by Team Kramer and MR.DIY’s Senior Marketing Manager Charles Salecina.

Hosted by the Queen of Philippine Radio, Nicole Hyala, the Meet and Greet with Team Kramer added star power to the HOLI-DIY event. The crowd was treated to a grand total of 108 raffle prizes, with the iPhone 14 Pro being the grand prize for the meet-and-greet event.

Lucky winners of the puzzle hustle game not only took home exciting prizes but also had the opportunity to play alongside MR.DIY's celebrity ambassador, Team Kramer.

The Puzzle Hustle game, featuring hidden puzzle pieces under audience seats, added an extra layer of excitement. Participants joining Team Kramer in solving the puzzle showcased their quick-thinking skills.

Hakot Dakot Winners together with MR.DIY’s celebrity ambassador Team Kramer Doug, Cheska, Kendra, Scarlett and Gavin and MR.DIY’s Senior Marketing Manager Charles Salecina (2nd from right of photo) and Queen of Philippine Radio Nicolehyala (far right of photo)

Another highlight was the Hakot Dakot Panalo Challenge, where five lucky customers, with a minimum P600 single receipt purchase, had 60 minutes to grab as many MR.DIY items as possible. Winners not only enjoyed their haul but had a chance to have their limited edition MR.DIY Calendar signed live by Team Kramer and enjoyed a memorable photo opportunity with the popular family.

Doug and Cheska of Team Kramer joyfully autographed MR.DIY's Exclusive 2024 Calendar, joined by their children Scarlett, Kendra, and Gavin (from the left in the photo). These exclusive calendars were given to the lucky winners of the Hakot Dakot Challenge.

During the Meet and Greet, Team Kramer, MR.DIY and Jetour ambassadors, engaged in a Q&A session. When asked about their Christmas plans, they shared a commitment to spending quality time together, including cozy movie nights, a special family dinner, and crafting DIY ornaments.

Reflecting on their roles as brand ambassadors for both MR.DIY and Jetour, Team Kramer expressed honor and fulfillment, hinting at exciting moments along their journey.

Regarding MR.DIY's marketing campaign, the family emphasized the brand's dedication to being the go-to family store for everyday needs. The frequent use of #MeronDIYan and emphasis on "Always Low Prices" mirrors their belief in making quality and practical items accessible to all Filipino families.

The MR.DIY HOLI-DIY Spend and Win event at Ayala Malls Feliz was brimming with surprises, featuring a double birthday celebration for Team Kramer's Scarlett and the event's host, the Queen of Philippine Radio, Nicolehyala. Both celebrating their birthdays on November 28, they joyfully blew out their birthday candles and were serenaded with a cheerful birthday song by the delighted audience.

Kendra receives a heartwarming surprise from the MR.DIY Family, led by Senior Marketing Manager Charles Salecina.

Queen of Philippine Radio Nicolehyala expresses genuine surprise as she is greeted by MR.DIY’s Senior Marketing Manager Charles Salecina and Team Kramer. Nicolehyala hosted the MR.DIY HOLI-DIY Spend & Win mall event at Ayala Malls Feliz.

As the HOLI-DIY event at Ayala Malls Feliz concluded, the echoes of laughter, the excitement of winning, and the warmth of Team Kramer's presence lingered, leaving everyone eagerly anticipating the winners of the MR.DIY HOLI-DIY Spend and Win Raffle Promo on January 26, 2024.

To know more about the upcoming deals, head to MR.DIY’s official website at or follow /mrdiyPH on Facebook, and @mrdiy.philippines on Instagram and TikTok. You can also check out MR.DIY’s stores nationwide here:  

About MR.DIY
MR.DIY is one of the largest home improvement retailers with more than 2,000 stores across Southeast Asia including Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Philippines, Cambodia, India, and Europe in Turkey and Spain. The home improvement retailer has dedicated itself to making a positive difference in the lives of its valued customers by offering convenience at all its stores nationwide.

All MR.DIY stores are managed directly, and the company often works in collaboration with other mass merchandise retailers or owners of malls or shopfront properties. MR.DIY stores offer a wide selection of — approximately 18,000 SKUs — across 5 major categories, namely hardware; household and furnishing; electrical; stationery and sports equipment products; and others (comprising amongst other toys, car accessories, jewelry, and cosmetics).

The company strives to put customers first by operating an innovative business that is flexible when it comes to providing a wide variety of products, good quality, and value for money, holding true to the company’s motto of “ALWAYS LOW PRICES”. Visit for more details.

Ben&Ben explores themes of longing and loneliness on new single “Autumn”

“A few months later, in early 2023, brother Miguel Benjamin completed the lyrics, also adding a bridge about being in different seasons, which really completed the message of the song. It speaks about themes of loneliness, yearning, and ultimately, hoping against hope that a new season will come. Autumn is a song where we showcase how we’ve evolved and matured as a band. Writing-wise, we felt that the perspective was a more realistic and mature take on the subject. Arrangement and production-wise, we discovered a lot of new ways to express sounds that achieve the emotion we were going for.” ~Ben&Ben, The Folk-pop Collective

Ben&Ben expresses the loneliness that comes in waves after being apart from your loved one for so long.

On their new single, Autumn,” out today via Sony Music Entertainment, the nine-piece collective copes with the emotional complications that hit home, resulting in a song about “the distance that people often unintentionally create with their other half, because of the changes that life throws at us.”

According to the Paninidigan Kita hitmakers, the introspective track was written in Canada last year, right smack in the middle of their North American tour. The band’s lead vocalist and guitarist, Paolo Benjamin, felt an aching yearning to be with his significant other, as the long distance proved to be very challenging for both of them.

Marking a new chapter for the band, Autumn embraces a new direction that reveals subtle details with each listen. Blending rich, acoustic arrangements with lush textures and otherworldly touches, the emotional ballad is meticulously crafted to capture the yearning that comes with being in a long-distance relationship with your other half.

The song is included in a three-part release that Ben&Ben hopes to share in the coming weeks. Aside from Autumn,” the acclaimed Filipino act will also be dropping the full-band version of their new track “Courage” in the following week, as well as a special collaboration with another artist, due December 8, 2023.

Ben&Ben’s Autumn is out now on all digital music platforms worldwide via Sony Music Entertainment.

Dive into Darkness: Lesha's 'no heart' Redefines the Pop Music Landscape

“I’m really excited for this one ‘coz of how different it is from my last release GO TO HELL!!! This track is leaning more into the dark dance pop side - a genre I’m well known for. I can’t wait to perform this song live soon! I wrote this song with LA-based songwriter Krizia Carbonell and I remember us just coming up with the concept of empowerment and not caring about what anyone else thinks in reference to the ‘dancing with no heart’ line.  While the line “glowing in the dark” metaphorically symbolizes just me being an untouchable magical force or in general as someone who possesses power. It is a song that I wrote about a phase in my life where I finally decided to move on and not care about what anyone thought of me. For now I’m focusing on my upcoming plans for next year as we prepare to drop more singles and hopefully I get to perform all my new songs live soon too! A lot of my fans would agree with me on this, but I honestly can’t wait to drop another unreleased song of mine called Skin2Skin. It’s also produced by De’La and written by me in LA last year. I’ve been performing it at all my live shows this year and it organically built its own fanbase on social media! So, wait for it!” ~Lesha, Gen Z Rising Rockstar and Femme Ingenious

Out of the blue, emerging rock sensation and talented artist Lesha from Generation Z has recently released another guaranteed hit single titled 'no heart.' Anticipate a fresh take on this new track. Given Lesha's bold approach as a singer/songwriter, there's no question that she will deliver a unique and compelling vibe.

“no heart” serves as an anthem of strength and perseverance, using dance as a symbol for moving forward and embracing life fearlessly. This track encapsulates the spirit of dark pop that's both danceable and thought-provoking, featuring a blend of infectious beats and lyrics centered on self-discovery and unapologetic self-expression.

You can also say that no heart is quite different from her previous tracks.  For one, this is a very bouncy danceable anthem. The track that you listen to when you want to boost up your energy and confidence. Lesha has also incorporated different vocal chops into the song’s production working with her US based producer De’La and LA-based songwriter Krizia Carbonell.

It has always been her trademark for all the songs to share her feelings and innermost thoughts. For “no heart” lyrics, she expressed her own imperfections in the context of a troubled relationship. Her self realization led her to make amends that she wasn’t as bad as she was made to believe. While the idea of ‘dancing’ as symbolism used in the song, reflects a sense of liberation or living without holding back and just allowing herself to have control over how she moves through life.

Lesha can only attest how “no heart” has made a great impact on her life. 

2023 is almost ending but Lesha remains unstoppable in her pace moving forward and achieving a whole lot more. 
As a true believer of manifestation, Lesha shares what’s on her mind lately and what she is manifesting to happen sooner than you think.

Listen to “no heart” on Lesha’s Spotify. Check out other social media platforms on Instagram, Facebook, and Tiktok for more updates.

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Hanabishi Joins A’TINs in Celebrating SB19’s 5th Year

“We are excited to be a part of this celebration and we would like to thank all the fans who joined our contest and help us trend on social media. Most of our ticket winners had their VIP experience for the first time, and we are very happy that they got to see their idols up-close. SB19 is a world-class talent that showcases the best of the Filipino and we are behind them in their journey of conquering the world.” ~Cherish Ong-Chua, VP for Marketing and Finance of Hanabishi Appliances

Hanabishi Appliances recently gave away VIP tickets to SB19’s “One Zone” fanmeet held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. It also raffled off exclusive merchandise and products in its official Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok accounts.

Through its My Hanabias contest, the leading appliance brand matched the emoji that each SB19 member represented with its best-selling appliances.

Stell’s emoji is the strawberry and was matched with the Hanabishi blender. Josh has the oden for his emoji and was matched with the Hanabishi griller. Pablo’s is the hotdog which corresponded with the air fryer, Ken the chicken which corresponded with the turbo broiler, and Justin the corn which corresponded with the multi-cooker grill.

Hanabishi gave away these appliances to lucky A’TINs who expressed their support for their biases.
On the day of the fanmeet, Hanabishi also handed out PhP200 vouchers in its booth. Ong-Chua shared that the brand hopes to have more collaborations with the group.
SB19 is hailed as the Kings of P-pop. Their most recent hit, Gento, has climbed the top of the charts and its dance challenge has been performed by local and foreign artists alike.
During the fanmeet, the group performed the song as their opening act. They then interacted with their loyal followers through different activities and surprised them with the launch of the official music video of Freedom.
SB19 has received several awards and performed to sold-out shows during the last five years. This year, it embarked on its Pagtatag world tour, which took the group to several cities in the Philippines, the United States, and Canada. 

For more information about Hanabishi, please visit  and like them on Facebook:

About Hanabishi:
Sa Bahay at sa Business Mo, Hanabishi!

Hanabishi is a Filipino household name for appliances for over 35 years. It is a brand engineered to fit the lifestyle of the Filipino both for homes and businesses.  Hardworking, durable and resilient, are the attributes that personify Hanabishi making it the brand of choice of every Filipino mom and businessman when it comes to value and practicality. Hanabishi is the mark of quality that grows with you through the years.  Built with passion and an impeccable desire to uphold the quality of life in every Filipino home, Hanabishi will remain to be the PRACTICAL choice and KAPARTNER, today and for the many years to come.

BPI's Digital Savings Initiatives Transforming Banking for Filipinos

“Through these initiatives, BPI is empowering Filipinos with the ease and convenience of managing their finances anytime, anywhere through the various channels that cater to their unique banking needs. All it takes is 5 minutes and 1 ID.” ~Asi Ruiz, BPI Deposits Product Head

BPI's commitment to development, convenience, and client centricity is assisting more Filipinos with accomplishing their monetary objectives through different advanced channels. Beginning in 2021, BPI's #SaveUp permits clients to open an investment account through the BPI Application without the need to visit a branch.

Expanding on that achievement, in 2022, BPI sent off BPI #MySaveUp, which empowers clients to open a bank account through the well known web-based wallet, GCash. This year, BPI has taken things to a higher level with a shiny new channel and organization with Lazada, one of the greatest online business stages in Southeast Asia. With the new BPI Leader store, clients can undoubtedly "add to cart" and open a bank account, #SaveUp, alongside other BPI items.

Building on that success, in 2022, BPI launched BPI #MySaveUp, which enables customers to open a savings account through the popular online wallet, GCash. This year, BPI has taken things to the next level with a brand new channel and partnership with Lazada, one of the biggest e-commerce platforms in Southeast Asia. With the new BPI Flagship store, users can easily "add to cart" and open a savings account, #SaveUp, along with other BPI products. 

From left to right: Anne Christine Ruiz Head of Deposits, BPI; Anne Guiritan (Avida Condominium Winner, Anne Jara, Brand Marketing Head, Avida

Despite the digital savings landscape nowadays heavily focusing on unprecedented high interest rates to attract depositors, BPI pioneered a different approach; one that is more sustainable yet still rewarding and affordable. 

In 2022, the Bank launched a rewards program exclusively available for its digital savings products.  The promotion concluded earlier this year, and two newly acquired BPI digital accountholders, Anne Imperial and Anne Guiritan, not only benefited from a convenient and easy-to-manage digital savings account but also won life-changing grand raffle prizes. Imperial drove home a brand-new Kia Stonic Style Edition, while Guiritan won an Avida Vireo Studio condo unit.

“BPI made saving more exciting for me as I was also looking forward to participating in the program and winning prizes. My #SaveUp account inspires me to enjoy life while working hard and saving harder.” ~Ann Collin Imperial, Kia Winner

This year, in celebration of the bank’s 172nd anniversary, BPI also waived the maintaining balance fee for the BPI #SaveUp and #MySaveUp accounts, making saving more affordable and convenient for its digital clients. 

Our vision is to make banking more inclusive, and encourage more and more Filipinos to start the habit of saving. And with all these efforts to provide accessible, relevant, and rewarding banking services to more Filipinos, BPI has already opened more than 1 million digital savings accounts, demonstrating our agility in meeting the ever-evolving needs of customers, and the number continues to grow,’’ said Ruiz.

BPI awards clients who won the #MySaveUpPromo

BPI Loans Marketplace transforms the experience of applying for loans for both properties and cars

"As we launch BPI Loans Marketplace, we are not just introducing a platform; we are redefining the way our clients experience loan applications for properties and cars. Our commitment to innovation, transparency, and customer satisfaction is at the forefront of this initiative. BPI Loans Marketplace is designed to empower our clients, providing them with the tools and information they need to make informed decisions about their financial future."

In a historic move towards improving client comfort and openness, BPI gladly divulges its state of the art Credits Commercial center Site at This unique stage fills in as an all in one resource for properties and vehicles, permitting clients to consistently peruse and apply for credits no sweat. BPI Credits Commercial center invests heavily in banding together with a different exhibit of property engineers and vehicle brands. Clients can investigate a wide choice, certain about the dependability and notoriety related with BPI.

BPI Loans Marketplace is proud to collaborate with a varied range of property developers and automotive brands. Customers can confidently explore a broad range of options, secure in the reliability and esteemed reputation linked with BPI.

Dennis Fronda, Head of Retail Loans

Engaging Features for Unmatched Convenience:

BPI Loans Marketplace stands out with its unique features tailored to provide an unparalleled user experience:
  • Mobile Accessibility: Accessible on various devices, the platform ensures that clients can explore loan options anytime, anywhere.
  • Real-time Availability: All properties are ready for occupancy (RFO), while a designated number of cars are allocated for inclusion on the website.
  • Transparent Loan Application Process: Wondering about the status of your loan application? BPI's dedicated Sales team will promptly get in touch once your online application is received, ensuring you are kept informed every step of the way.
  • Flexible Loan Computation: Tailor your loan experience with the stand-alone calculator,  allowing you to compute different down payment percentages and terms according to your      preferences.
  • Intuitive Navigation: Special features such as "Compare" and "Sort and Filter" empower clients  to effortlessly explore various properties and cars, enabling a side-by-side comparison and targeted searches based on brand, location, or price range.
  • Promos and Payment Solutions: Beyond regular amortization, BPI Loans Marketplace showcases a range of payment solutions and promotions, including AMYP and Step Up, offering clients an array of choices to suit their financial needs.
  • Dedicated Online Support: For inquiries regarding your online loan application, BPI Loans Marketplace boasts a dedicated online team ready to assist and provide prompt responses.

Friday, November 24, 2023

Feeling FOMO? Join the new #DewZeroSugarGen with Niana and James, and don’t miss out on the Mountain Dew Bangis ng Zero!

Break the mundane and unleash the adventurer inside you with Mountain Dew’s latest variant! With more people becoming health-conscious, Mountain Dew Zero Sugar is the answer for those who crave the flavorful fizz of Mountain Dew minus the guilt of sugar intake. 

In a world where we're all about living our best lives and seeking healthier options, Mountain Dew Zero proudly introduces Mountain Dew Zero Sugar to keep you from missing out on excitement and adventure! Join the #DewZeroSugarGen movement and embody the Bangis ng Zero with Mountain Dew Zero Sugar!

Just like your favorite influencers Niana Guerrero and James Reid, you don't have to compromise on fun and flavor when you choose a  zero sugar lifestyle. With Mountain Dew Zero Sugar, you get to enjoy the same refreshing taste of Mountain Dew, without the sugar! It's a thirst quencher that retains the bold, citrusy kick and the exhilarating rush that Dew lovers adore, NOW with zero sugar! 

Not only could Mountain Dew Zero fuel up a boring ol’ day, but it is also your barkada’s newest member. Gather up your crew, because with Mountain Dew Zero, you’re in for a good time with friends!  

With the launch of this new product, Mountain Dew adopts a fresh look and aesthetic, drawing inspiration from the Y2K era, aligning perfectly with the zesty vibes that resonate with the Gen Z spirit. It’s a blast from the past with a futuristic twist! In spite of its trendy modern aesthetic, it still offers a nostalgic nod to those who remember the Y2K era, creating a unique blend that bridges the generation gap.

So, don't be the last to hop aboard the zero-sugar train! Mountain Dew Zero Sugar is now available in supermarkets and convenience stores in GMA and select provinces, as well as online through Shopee or Lazada. Embrace #DewZeroSugarGen and savor the Bangis ng Zero today!

You dew you! Grab yourself a bottle, and indulge in the delicious, Mountain Dew ZERO Sugar experience. Share your Mountain Dew Zero Sugar moments with us using our hashtags: #MountainDewPH #DewZeroSugarGen #BangisNgZero. Don't forget to tag as you sip, savor, and share the zero-sugar goodness!