Thursday, August 29, 2019

McDonald’s Flavors of Japan is back with Twister Fries!

McDonald’s is bringing back the crowd favorites - but with a twist! McDonald’s is bringing back some of the crowd favorites! This time around, the brand is bringing the taste of the cool Autumn season in Japan, right here in the Philippines. 

Starting August 29, 2019, you can experience the Flavors of Japan: Autumn edition. Get ready to once again indulge in crispy and golden Twister Fries, and pair it with your choice of the Ebi burger and the Teriyaki Samurai burger. Enjoy all these with the refreshing Fuji Apple McFreeze - the newest addition to include to your top picks!

McDonald’s Flavors of Japan is once again available in McDonald’s, now with its Autumn edition lineup--featuring the return of Twister Fries, Ebi Burger, Teriyaki Samurai Burger, and with the debut of the new Fuji Apple McFreeze!

Bite into McDonalds’ perfectly seasoned and crispy Twister Fries that are made only from top quality potatoes and savor the golden curls and spices of this glorious potato treat. Pair this with your personal pick between the Ebi Burger, a tempura-coated shrimp patty topped with sweet sauce and lettuce sandwiched between a black and white sesame seed bun, and the Teriyaki Samurai Burger, a beef patty dipped in Teriyaki glaze topped with mayo and lettuce all packaged in a sesame seed bun to satisfy your cravings. Enjoy your meal with a refreshing Fuji Apple McFreeze for your fix of a sweet icy cool Red Apple-flavored frozen soft drink.

McDonald’s Flavors of Japan with Twister Fries is now available in McDonald’s stores nationwide for a limited time only! Visit your nearest McDonald’s sink your teeth into the Autumn experience, and don’t miss out on this exciting comeback with a twist before time runs out! 

Share with us your experience by using  #McDoFlavorsOfJapan! You may also visit McDonald’s Facebook Page and Twitter Account and Instagram Page for more details!

McDonald's Flavors of Japan: Autumn edition will be available in McDonald's stores nationwide for a limited time only! Visit your nearest branch soon, and have a taste of Autumn in Japan.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

National Eye Care Awareness Month 2019: “Eyes Mo, Care Mo”

“We launched the first eye care awareness campaign in 2017 to educate people on the importance of healthy eyesight. Every year, we want to build on what we have achieved so that we can reach out to more people and educate them on proper eye care. This year, we are spreading the advocacy further by taking it to communities, through a series of CSR initiatives that can help push the message forward and inspire millennials to promote social awareness and positive change.” ~Earl Jayona, Head of Marketing for Eye Mo Philippines

Eye Mo, the leading eye solution against uncomfortable eye irritation, continues to advocate for proper eye education and eye care through its annual celebration of the National Eye Care Awareness Month. #EyeCAN - Join #myREDvolution is the centerpiece of this year’s National Eye Care Awareness Month (NECAM), which encourages Filipinos to advocate for meaningful change in society.

Recognizing the role of eye care in one’s overall health, Eye Mo will hold a series of social responsibility efforts throughout the month. Aside from eye care awareness, these events will also cover health education, environment, arts and culture with the aim of encouraging everyone, especially the younger generation, to help change our nation and help Filipino communities.

With this, we'd like to invite you to an exclusive roundtable discussion with Eye Mo about this year's upcoming event for National Eye Care Awareness Month starting with one's eye health, the brand's social responsibility efforts, as well as a 360º view of the campaign

Spearheaded by Eye Mo, the leading eye drop brand in the country, #EyeCAN - JOIN myREDvolution inspires Filipino millennials to embrace their social responsibilities through a series of activities anchored on four pillars: education and health, environment, community, and the arts, and charity. These activities complement Eye Mo’s advocacy for proper eye education and eye care, which are crucial to a person’s overall health.

#EyeCan or “I Can Change A Nation” is part of its flagship campaign “Eyes Mo, Care Mo,” which is now running on its third year. The #EyeCan - Join myREDvolution campaign builds on the successes of the 2018 campaign called #REDVolution, which focused on the millennials and which encourages them to pay it forward through their active participation in community activities. The campaign kicks off this month and will run until the end of 2019.

To spread greater awareness on the importance of eye health, a series of eye care lectures will be held, and free hygiene kits will be distributed. There will also be free eye checks. The nationwide campaign highlights Eye Mo’s strong commitment to spreading eye care awareness by combating the five signs of eye irritation, namely:
  • Sore
  • Itchy
  • Red
  • Watery
  • Dry Eyes

It also continues to advocate for proper eye education and eye care. 

Eye Mo launches NECAM through school and university invasion
Recognizing the importance of proper eye care among the youth, NECAM will visit schools and universities via concert tours, latching onto the power of music to spread the importance of eye health, bringing it to thousands of students across the Philippines. As part of the NECAM campaign, a short documentary film will be launched featuring five outstanding millennials who have contributed positively to society. The short documentary film aims to open people’s eyes on what they can do so that they can contribute to changing the nation for the better.

CSR Activities: #EyeCan movement go into high gear
On top of giving out free Eye Mo products and free eye check-ups, the #EyeCan - Join myREDvolution campaign also aims to address eyesores in the community by working with youth groups in cleaning these up. These will be done through tree planting and clean-up drives at the Baseco Compound with the support of government and non-government organizations. It is also partnering with TV5’s Alagang Kapatid Foundation to hold a feeding program. 

Eye Mo has also tied up with numerous communities in Metro Manila to effect visible change in the environment. As part of this, volunteers from school organizations and SK groups will also be tapped to do wall mural paintings to beautify the communities.

The #EyeCan - Join myREDvolution movement is a call out for millennials and Filipinos alike to learn and embrace their social responsibilities and bring visible change to their communities.

For more information, please visit or check out @EyeMoPH on Facebook.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Ayala Foundation Launches New National Anthem Video on National Heroes Day

Lupang Hinirang
(The Philippine National Anthem)

Bayang magiliw
Perlas ng Silanganan,
Alab ng puso,
Sa dibdib mo'y buhay.

Lupang Hinirang,
Duyan ka ng magiting,
Sa manlulupig,
Di ka pasisiil.

Sa dagat at bundok,
Sa simoy at sa langit mong bughaw,
May dilag ang tula
At awit sa paglayang minamahal.

Ang kislap ng watawat mo'y
Tagumpay na nagniningning,
Ang bituin at araw niya
Kailan pa ma'y di magdidilim.

Lupa ng araw, ng luwalhati't pagsinta,
Buhay ay langit sa piling mo.
Aming ligaya, na pag may mang-aapi
Ang mamatay nang dahil sa iyo.

Manila Vice-Mayor Honey Lacuna at the Wreath Laying Ceremonies in front of the Bonifacio Monument together with NHCP, Ayala Foundation and Ayala Group officials, and Pulis Magiting Awardees.

The Philippine National Anthem (Lupang Hinirang) was composed by Julian Felipe as instructed by General Emilio Aguinaldo. It was first played publicly on June 12, 1898, by the town band of San Francisco de Malabon on the occasion of the proclamation of Philippine Independence and the unfurling of the Philippine Flag in Kawit, Cavite.

Ayala Foundation Launches New National Anthem Video on National Heroes Day.
(L-R): Charmaine Bauzon, AVP, Ayala Malls Operations Head - Luzon; Celerina Amores, Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Ayala Foundation; John Philip Orbeta, Chief Human Resources Officer, Managing Director & Head - Corporate Resources Group, Ayala Corporation; Dr. Rene Escalante, Chairman, National Historical Commission of the Philippines; and Melo Acuña, veteran journalist.
In celebration of National Heroes Day, Ayala Foundation launched its new National Anthem video before members of the press at the historic Tutuban Center in Manila. It honors the daily work of ordinary Filipinos in building the nation—parents, workers, civil servants, and others who work with honesty and dignity for their families, their communities, and the country. 
“Ayala Foundation remains strongly committed to nation-building. This new National Anthem video is our way of honoring the people and communities whom we continue to serve in both modest and big ways. We are all under one flag—united as one Filipino country, one Filipino people who desire a better future for our children and better lives for all.” ~Ruel Maranan, president of Ayala Foundation
“As Ayala celebrates its 185th anniversary, we would like to highlight the spirit of collaboration, partnership, and volunteerism that is embedded in Ayala’s corporate culture. This new National Anthem video is just one way for us to show how Ayala’s 45,000-strong workforce is committed to serving the nation.” ~John Philip Orbeta, group head for corporate resources at Ayala Corporation
Every Nation has its own Distinctive Identity, a National Anthem is one of the main aspects of every Nation which signifies the Nation’s Status on Which People of That Nation can be proud of.

The new National Anthem video adheres to the Ayala Foundation’s ongoing Maging Magiting campaign, which promotes the love of country and recognizing the extraordinary virtues of ordinary Filipinos. It was developed and produced by Ayala Foundation, with the support of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, and will be shown in all Ayala Cinemas starting September 2019.

The new video features everyday Filipino heroes, those who work hard for themselves, their families, and the country day-to-day while, at the same time, showcasing the country’s accelerated growth and prosperity.

Volunteers from Ayala companies likewise appeared in the video, showcasing their kagitingan and demonstrating Ayala’s commitment to building the nation. They were joined by volunteers from Ayala’s partner communities and institutions.

The video is coming soon to all Ayala Malls Cinemas nationwide.

For more information, visit

Maging magiting—sa isip, sa salita, at sa gawa.

About Ayala Foundation
As the social development arm of the Ayala group of companies, Ayala Foundation envisions communities where people are creative, productive, self-reliant, and proud to be Filipino. Ayala Foundation's main program areas are Education, Community Leadership, Suitable and Sustainable Livelihood, and Arts and Culture.

Monday, August 19, 2019

HAKAB NA! 2019 “Lakas ng Magulang, Sigla ng Pagpapasuso – Kalusugan, Nutrisyon ng Kabataan para sa Kinabukasan”!

“Breastfeeding Pinays believes that a successful breastfeeding campaign requires a concerted effort among the government, non-government organizations, and communities. Together, we can empower breastfeeding moms by assuring them that what they are doing is very valuable as it gives their children the best start in life.” ~Abie Co-Floreza, President of BFP
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Breastfeeding saves a life, protects children from diseases, and provides a child the best start in life. Hundreds of mothers gather to celebrate National Breastfeeding Awareness Month with Hakab Na! 2019, at SMX Convention Center in SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. An annual breastfeeding event that gathers hundreds of mothers who will latch their babies at the same time for at least a minute.

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This year’s theme “Lakas ng Magulang, Sigla ng Pagpapasuso – Kalusugan, Nutrisyon ng Kabataan para sa Kinabukasan” has been localized by the DOH for the Philippines based on the global theme “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding” from the World Alliance for Breastfeeding  Action.

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The gathering serves to encourage a dynamic exchange of ideas on providing proper information and support to Filipino mothers and their families to enable them to breastfeed, and practice good infant and young child feeding.
“Investment in public health policies and programs that protect, promote, and support exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months of a child’s life and continuing breastfeeding with safe and appropriate infant and young child feeding practices is grounded on the education and empowerment of parents, communities, and even workplaces. It is part of the few most cost-efficient and high-impact multi-sectoral interventions our country can count on in combating stunting and malnutrition, along with the care for the health and nutrition of our women of all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.” ~Dr. Francisco T. Duque, III., Health Secretary

With Dr. Francisco T. Duque, III., Health Secretary
In the Philippines, only 29% of infants are exclusively breastfed up to 5.9 months. WHO and UNICEF urge parents and caregivers to initiate exclusive breastfeeding and continue breastfeeding up to at least the first two years or beyond. We should consistently provide mothers the right information about the benefits of 2 breastfeedings as well as provide a supportive environment to breastfeed her baby anywhere, especially at home and in the workplace.
“We envision our community of mothers to consider SM as their second home. SM strives to be a mall for all and continues to support the mothers and women in communities where our malls are present.” ~Marie Bernadette D. Velasco, SM Cares Program Director of SM Cares Program on Women and Breastfeeding Mothers
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The early years of a child are critical for brain development and physical growth. Studies have shown that nonbreastfed children’s brain development can be negatively impacted. The first two to three years of life have a life-long effect on a child’s future impacting on health, education, wellbeing and earning potential in adulthood.
“There is a need to sustain the efforts that we have collaboratively implemented to make #BreastmilkForTheBest realized and that laws that protect, promote and support optimal breastfeeding are strengthened. We need to include every member of the community to join us in helping the government monitor the implementation of these laws and that violation is reported.” ~Rommel V. Fuerte, Executive Director of World Vision Development
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About Hakab Na! 2019
  • Hakab Na! 2019 will showcase stories from several mothers and supporters on their struggles and triumphs in breastfeeding and infant feeding. Story-telling will help mothers validate and find solutions to their concerns and build a stronger community with one another. The event will also engage mothers in a discussion with panelists from BFP, DOH, UNICEF and World Vision on the Expanded Promotion of Breastfeeding Act (RA No. 10028, amending RA No. 7600), Milk Code violations, gains in breastfeeding rates, and relevant family-friendly policies that they should know and benefit from.
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There are a number of actions that the government, civil society organizations, and communities can take to protect, promote and support every Filipino child’s rights to survive and thrive. 

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A strong foundation on the practice of exclusive breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices, coupled with support given at the right time, can ensure children’s proper health and development, and allow them to achieve their full potential.

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When parents and supporters have the correct information and support, they are empowered to exclusively breastfeed and continue breastfeeding to give sufficient nutrition to their children. This benefits the children and society as a whole.

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Breastfeeding is associated with a lower risk of breast and ovarian cancers for nursing mothers later in life. The Lancet estimates that 20,000 deaths from breast cancer death could be prevented annually through optimal breastfeeding.

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Hakab Na! 2019 brings together families, breastfeeding support groups, advocates, government, and nongovernment organizations.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Stylist Closet at One Bonifacio High Street

One Bonifacio High Street held an exclusive media event wherein we enjoyed a day of full of fashion and style and got the chance to explore and discover styles through Stylist's Closet an event in collaboration with Manila's top influencers, Mari Jasmine, Pam Quinones, and Tim Yap. shared their personal styling hacks and tricks!

Stylist's Closet features various fashion retail brands located in the establishment. Through this, consumers were able to have the opportunity to pursue their fashion adventures, unleash their creativity and ignite their sense of purpose, all at One Bonifacio High Street.

No matter what your fashion trends are whether it's classic, playful, sophisticated, utilitarian or avant-garde, you're bound to find something that matches your lifestyle at One Bonifacio High Street, where passions are lived and realized.

One Bonifacio High Street is a stunning five-level lifestyle mall and the final puzzle piece of BGC's one-kilometer retails expanse. Bringing aspired fashion, food, and fun to life, its completion further cements Bonifacio Global City as the uncontested live, work, and play capital in the metro.

Discover your life's passion and pursue them at One Bonifacio High Street. For more details, you may check out Bonifacio High Street's official Facebook Page at