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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

DT One and DITO partnership expands global airtime top-up to millions of Filipinos abroad and at home

"We are very excited to partner with DITO, connecting their customers to valuable services and helping one of the largest diaspora communities stay connected. At DT One, we believe in joint growth, and our partners' successes are our successes. With the recent launch of DITO Telecommunity in the Philippines, we continue to expand our coverage of the entire telco network in the Philippines." ~Krishnadeep Baruah, DT One Executive Vice President (APAC) 
DT One and DITO partnership expands global airtime top-up to  millions of Filipinos abroad and at home

DT One, the number one B2B digital transfer network for mobile top-up and data solutions available in more than 160 countries, partners with the Philippines’ newest telco player, DITO Telecommunity Corporation, to offer a wide range of services to DITO customers – both in the Philippines and across the world. 

Through this partnership, DT One will enable airtime and data* top-ups, extending digital services to millions of Filipinos both at home and abroad*. The DT One x DITO collaboration allows users in the Philippines to top-up airtime, using popular Philippine-based partners like Coins.ph, the top blockchain-based mobile wallet in the Philippines, and GrabPay, the online payment solution of Grab and the leading everyday superapp in Southeast Asia.

DITO and DT One believe in the power of digital and leveraging next-generation technologies to support and complement digital lifestyles. The DT One partnership offers DITO a wider reach for load distribution, providing customers with broader access to DITO's products and services. Both partners focus on continual innovation, delivering valuable new experiences to customers.

"In line with our goal of bringing fast and reliable connectivity closer to more Filipinos, we are very pleased to partner with DT One in making our products and services accessible not just nationwide but also outside of the Philippines. Through this partnership, we are confident that both companies will have more opportunities to utilize the power of digital transformation in uplifting the lives of many.” ~Adel Tamano, DITO Chief Administrative Officer

Through DITO and DT One, customers in the Philippines can now enjoy digital services at the speed of life, fulfilling their work, school, and social obligations easily and without delay. 

“We’re always looking for ways to deliver better service to our customers. With DITO as our newest load partner, DITO subscribers can use Coins to top-up airtime online from anywhere using their mobile wallet - supporting our mission of promoting financial inclusion and making financial services more accessible.” ~Nauman Mustafa, CEO at Coins.ph

From October onwards, customers in the Philippines using Coins.ph or Grab to top up with airtime will receive 2% additional load for every top-up of DITO100 and DITO200 denominations. 

"In addition to the convenience of digital payments to top up their DITO airtime through Grab’s Load feature, our Filipino customers also earn rewards points for every DITO loading transaction. These points can be collected and exchanged for discounts and spendbacks through GrabRewards. GrabPay aims to provide everyday value to Filipinos through its wide range of cashless payment solutions which are simple, convenient, and rewarding.” ~Erwin Yamsuan, Head of Grab Financial Services in the Philippines

Partners who are keen to explore and find out more about DT One - the world’s leading global network for mobile top-ups and data bundles, innovative mobile rewards, digital vouchers, bill payments, and phone-to-phone solutions, can find out more at  www.dtone.com

Interested parties can get in touch with DT One directly by emailing Kelvin Gian at kelvin.gian@dtone.com.










About DT One 
DT One is a leading B2B digital transfer network for mobile top-up and data solutions. It interconnects more than 1,000 telecommunications, digital and business partners across 160 countries, delivering smart digital connectivity solutions for over 5 billion mobile consumers across emerging economies, helping them maintain quality digital and social connections. www.dtone.com.

About DITO
DITO Telecommunity Corporation, formerly known as Mindanao Islamic Telephone Company, Inc. (MISLATEL) is the newest major telecommunications company in the Philippines after it was awarded a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity by the National Telecommunications Commission in 2019.

Commercially launched on 8 March 2021, DITO commits to provide world class, fast, affordable, and secure, telecommunications services that connect the Filipino people situated in more than 7,641 islands to the rest of the global community.

DITO is a Filipino company and is a consortium that includes Udenna Corporation, Chelsea Logistics and Infrastructure, and China Telecommunications Corporation.

About Coins
Coins.ph’s mission is to make financial services easily accessible to anyone, including those without a bank account, through their mobile phone. Using Coins.ph, customers have access to a mobile wallet and services such as remittances, mobile airtime, bill payments, transportation providers and digital currency purchase. Coins.ph is regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and is the only blockchain-based company in Asia to hold both Virtual Currency and Electronic Money Issuer licenses from a central bank.

About Grab
Grab is the leading superapp platform in Southeast Asia, providing everyday services that matter to consumers. Today, the Grab app has been downloaded onto millions of mobile devices, giving users access to over nine million drivers, merchants, and agents. Grab offers a wide range of on-demand services in the region, including mobility, food, package and grocery delivery services, mobile payments, and financial services across 428 cities in eight countries. www.grab.com.



Grab the Perfect Deals for Every Dynamic, Action-Packed Lifestyle this 9.9 Super Shopping Day



Find big discounts on productivity boosters for your work, hobby, or home.

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, would like to share its action-packed lifestyle gadgets that are up for grabs this coming 9.9 Super Shopping Day. At 9.9 Super Shopping Day, you can find the perfect products to accompany you as you set out to accomplish all your goals. 

While most of us may be staying home during this time, that doesn’t mean we’ve become less busy. With new hobbies and responsibilities, life is now, if possible, even more action-packed. And when you’ve got your hands full each day, it can all feel a little overwhelming sometimes—but you can do it with a little help! 

Whether you’ve discovered passions, taken on more responsibilities at work, or even picked up side hustles, you need items to boost your productivity and help you make the most out of each day. The onset of the ber months marks an even busier season, so you need the right tools to keep you focused and efficient. And at Shopee’s 9.9 Super Shopping Day, you can find the perfect products to accompany you as you set out to accomplish all your goals. 


For the outdoor explorers

9.9 Dynamic Deals PR Outdoor

In the midst of the pandemic, a lot of us fell in love with nature. We all needed a bit of escape, after all, and found peace of mind in outdoor pursuits. If you love hiking or biking, keep track of your heart rate and GPS with the HUAWEI Fit Smart Watch. For those who love jogging, queue up some tunes to keep you company with Sabbat X12 Bluetooth Earphones, which provides a punchy bass, dynamic stereo experience, and high-definition sound quality with its aptX technology. Lastly, whatever outdoor activity you’re into, don’t forget to stay safe and hydrated. Keep your water refreshingly cold for up to up to 24 hours with Hydro Flask 20 oz


For the city hustlers 

9.9 Dynamic Deals PR City

If you’re a city hustler who braves the metro to go to work, run errands, or operate your own business, you need gadgets that can keep you powered while on the go. Anker PowerCore Powerbank can charge up to two devices simultaneously at high speed. Traverse through the city with Lenovo D1 Lite, a navigation monitor which comes with a surround view, high-fidelity radio, and voice and sound control. Meanwhile, you can work in transit using the HUAWEI MatePad. This tablet has a RAM of 4GB, a battery of 7250mAh, and a maximum storage card capacity of microSD 512GB.


For the productive homebodies

9.9 Dynamic Deals PR homebodies

It’s not easy to stay productive when you’re always just at home, but with the right gadgets, you can accomplish your to-do list each day. Create a clutter-free workspace with the wireless Logitech K380 Bluetooth Keyboard, which has a range of 10 m. Google Nest Mini works perfectly for both work and play with its built-in Chromecast, Google Assistant, and Bluetooth 5.0. You can’t stay productive in a dirty space, so keep your home clean with Deerma Household Vacuum Cleaner. It has a HEPA filter for preventing the spread of dust and bacteria and a variety of suction brushes for all kinds of surfaces.


For more deals this 9.9 Super Shopping Day, visit https://shopee.ph/m/99. You can also enjoy discounts from brands such as Abbott, Havaianas, Maybelline, Nestlé, Colgate-Palmolive, Breyleemall.ph, Del Monte, Unilever Beauty, Adidas, P&G Beauty, Enfagrow, Huawei, Vivo, Pampers, realme, and Xiaomi.

Stay safe at home by going cashless with ShopeePay, your all-in-one e-wallet which you can use to Buy Load, Pay Bills, and Scan to Pay at multiple merchants nationwide. Until September 8, top up your ShopeePay wallet through your debit card and online banking to enjoy exclusive ShopeePay promos such as up to 50% Bills Cashback when you pay for Meralco, Maynilad, and more; ₱5 mobile data for only ₱1; and ShopeePay ₱1 Deals from Puregold, Seaoil, Potato Corner, and more.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.















About Shopee Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia & Taiwan. Shopee connects shoppers, brands, and sellers across Asia and other fast-growing markets, empowering anyone to buy and sell anywhere and at any time. Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce. Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology. About Shopee Mall Shopee Mall is the region’s leading online mall offering one-stop access to a wide range of international and local brands and retailers. Shoppers can enjoy three guarantees delivered by Shopee Mall -- 100% authentic products, free returns and free shipping. With always-on deals, entertainment and a robust loyalty programme, Shopee Mall offers an unparalleled online shopping experience and best value all year round. About ShopeePay ShopeePay is an integrated mobile wallet that offers users easy access to digital payment services. Launched in the Philippines in 2019, ShopeePay enables a seamless shopping experience by allowing users to make online payments on Shopee, top-up their wallets, and transfer and withdraw funds. ShopeePay makes it easier to shop and do business. It provides users with a convenient, secure, and rewarding payment option; it empowers businesses and helps them capture new opportunities. ShopeePay is part of SeaMoney, the digital financial services arm of Sea Group. A leading digital payments and financial services provider in Southeast Asia, SeaMoney’s mission is to better the lives of individuals and businesses in the region with financial services through technology.

Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) promotes meal time with multi-serve packages

“As seen in the latest Pepsi commercial, sharing every meal over a Pepsi becomes ‘hit sa sarap.’ With this campaign, we hope to showcase how Filipinos celebrate, the Pepsi way – one that is hip, fun, and festive. As Filipinos, meal time is an event we look forward to, especially now that we spend a lot of time at home. PCPPI wants to elevate the experience through our multi-serve beverages which we can share with our whole family.” ~Frederick D. Ong, PCPPI President and Chief executive officer


Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI)—the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages in the country—shares the Filipino festive spirit with the whole world through a new campaign, #PepsiHitSaSarap, that highlights its multi-serve packages.



Top-billed by local celebrities Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, the campaign video took over the digital screens of downtown Los Angeles and Times Square in New York City. It also featured Billboard Music Awards-nominee:
  • SB19
  • Ricci Rivero
  • Mimiyuuuh

Pepsi is available in 850mL and 1 liter polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. 


These are the best value multi-serve packs in PET bottles in the market today. PPCPI is the exclusive bottler of PepsiCo beverages in the country. The group manufactures and sells well-known brands such as Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton, and Premier.

Follow @pepsiphilippines on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, and Twitter.

PCPPI is committed to create a positive impact on society with programs focused on environmental sustainability, nutrition, education, and livelihood. For more information, visit www.pepsiphilippines.com.













About Pepsi Philippines
Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) is the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages & snacks in the Philippines, with a relationship spanning 70 years. PCPPI is a listed company in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE: PIP) with Lotte Corporation which is a holding company of Lotte Chilsung Beverage, one of the biggest beverage companies in South Korea as the lead shareholder co-managing with PepsiCo. PCPPI manufactures and sells well-known food and beverage brands: Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton, Sting, Premier, Sips, Milkis, Let’s Be and Aquafina. It has established 14 manufacturing facilities across the country, serving more than 700,000 outlets and providing employment through its extensive distribution network.


Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Vegan Hair Care from The Body Shop

The Body Shop’s new vegan Tea Tree haircare line purifies and balances oily hair and scalp made with organically-grown Community Fair Trade tea tree oil from Kenya and Vegan Silk Protein.   Bottles and tubs are made from 100% recycled plastic.

Hair has a demeanor, a character. It recounts to an amazing tale regarding what your identity is. Which is the reason keep it in root-to-tip shape. Fortunately The Body Shop's new vegetarian haircare schedules are here to help your hair look and feel as incredible as possible you, so you can continue to recount to your story, your way.

At a time when environmentally conscious and friendly body, face, and hair products are on the rise, vegan products provide a natural source of nourishment made from plants and minerals coupled with safe and tested ingredients. They contain no harmful chemicals, and in the event that you have delicate skin they're simply ideally suited for you. And sustainable for you and the environment.

The Body Shop’s new vegan routines - the Tea Tree and Moringa Haircare range. 

What makes The Body Shop’s new haircare routines so powerful is that they’re all made with Vegan Silk Protein, a 100% plant-based protein, which cleverly replicates the chemical structure of natural silk produced by the common European garden spider. But The Body Shop’s is fully plant-based –  and ALL The Body Shop’s haircare is now registered by the Vegan Society, so, no spiders or silkworms were harmed, used or disturbed to obtain it.  Plus, all haircare is now made with (at least!) 90% ingredients of natural origin.  

The Body Shop’s new haircare routines -  Tea Tree and Moringa - are designed to improve the appearance of damaged hair, so they literally help repair the hair follicle from the inside out. 

The Body Shop’s new vegan Tea Tree haircare line purifies and balances oily hair and scalp made with organically-grown Community Fair Trade tea tree oil from Kenya and Vegan Silk Protein.   Bottles and tubs are made from 100% recycled plastic.

Get fresh and clean locks for longer with the new Tea Tree haircare routine -  Tea Tree Purifying and Balancing Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair & Scalp Scrub - that purifies and balances oily hair and scalps. Made with organically-grown Community Fair Trade tea tree oil from Kenya and Vegan Silk Protein – this routine also helps eliminate build-up, leaving hair feeling purified and refreshed without stripping its natural moisture.  

The Body Shop’s new haircare bottles and tubs are made from 100% recycled plastic, including Community Fair Trade recycled plastic collected off the streets of Bengaluru, India.  **Not including lids. 

The new Moringa Haircare, on the other hand, brightens up your barnet.  Get healthier-feeling, shinier hair and help protect it from daily pollution.  Made with Community Fair Trade moringa seed oil and extract from Rwanda and Vegan Silk Protein.   This routine, which includes the Moringa Shine and Protection Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Mist, visibly restores dull hair’s radiance and shine.  Expect softer, smoother and healthier looking hair that smells fragrantly floral.  

Brighten up your barnet with The Body Shop’s new vegan Moringa Haircare routine that restores dull hair’s radiance and shine, and protects hair from daily pollution. Made with Community Fair Trade moringa seed oil and extract from Rwanda and Vegan Silk Protein.  Bottles and tubs are made from 100% recycled plastic.

The Body Shop’s new haircare bottles and tubs are made from 100% recycled plastic, including Community Fair Trade recycled plastic collected off the streets of Bengaluru, India.  

Give your hair these vegan haircare treats and power your do like never before with The Body Shop’s new Tea Tree and Moringa Haircare Routines.  Visit their online store 24/7, add to cart, and check out anytime of the day at www.thebodyshop. The Body Shop’s cruelty-free and vegan products are also available in The Body Shop stores, Call & Deliver, Lazada, Shopee and ShopSM. The Body Shop now accepts SM Advantage Card for points earning and redemption, SM and Sodexo premium pass in all The Body Shop stores nationwide. 










                                                                                                                                                                        About The Body Shop
The Body Shop was founded in 1976 by Dame Anita Roddick in Little Hampton, England. The beauty brand pioneered corporate activism and was built on a philosophy that business can be a force for good. With its brand expression, Beauty with Heart, the company continues to be focused on five core values: Against Animal Testing, Support Community Fair Trade, Activate Self Esteem, Defend Human Rights and Protect The Planet. 

All products are created using the finest ingredients sourced from the four corners of the globe, which are not tested on animals and are 100% vegetarian. The Body Shop has been in the Philippine market for twenty-five years with over 60 strategically located stores nationwide.


Watch Electrifying Performances from K-Pop Girl Group TWICE at Shopee’s 9.9 Super Shopping Day TV Special

“We’re thrilled to have the popular K-Pop group TWICE on board as our headline performer at the Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day TV Special. We’ve prepared a truly action-packed program, so we invite all Filipinos to look forward with joy and excitement as TWICE joins Shopee in celebrating the start of the year-end shopping season. We also encourage users to add to cart while watching, so they don’t miss out on all the great deals.” ~Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines

Watch Electrifying Performances from K-Pop Girl Group TWICE at Shopee’s 9.9 Super Shopping Day TV Special. TWICE comes to Shopee Live this September 9 with a lineup of exclusive performances.

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, invites all Filipinos to enjoy the start of the year-end shopping season and the best entertainment at the action-packed 9.9 Super Shopping Day TV Special. This September 9, 9:30 PM, viewers can tune in to GMA 7 and Shopee Live to catch exclusive performances from K-Pop girl group TWICE

TWICE is one of South Korea’s most successful K-Pop acts today, with hits such as Alcohol-Free, Feel Special, and What is Love. Members of ONCE, the official TWICE fandom, can look forward to seeing their favorite idols’ stunning visuals. Even non-fans will enjoy the group’s perfectly choreographed performances. 

Aside from much-anticipated song and dance numbers from the group, here are a couple of exciting teasers on what to expect during the 9.9 Super Shopping Day TV Special: 

Shopee Brand Ambassador Kris Aquino returns to host Shopee Quiz 
After her stint as the game master of Shopee Quiz during the 8.8 Mega Flash Sale TV Special, Shopee brand ambassador Kris Aquino returns for another thrilling round of the game with fans. 

Millions worth of prizes and other giveaways 
Users can tune in for several chances to win millions worth of cash prizes and giveaways. Two lucky viewers each get to win a house and lot. 

Viewers should stay tuned for more announcements in the coming weeks. Find out more about 9.9 Super Shopping Day here: https://shopee.ph/m/99

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.















About Shopee
Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia & Taiwan. Shopee connects shoppers, brands, and sellers across Asia and other fast-growing markets, empowering anyone to buy and sell anywhere and at any time. 

Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.

Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.

About Shopee Mall
Shopee Mall is the region’s leading online mall offering one-stop access to a wide range of international and local brands and retailers. Shoppers can enjoy three guarantees delivered by Shopee Mall -- 100% authentic products, free returns and free shipping. With always-on deals, entertainment and a robust loyalty programme, Shopee Mall offers an unparalleled online shopping experience and best value all year round.

About ShopeePay
ShopeePay is an integrated mobile wallet that offers users easy access to digital payment services. Launched in the Philippines in 2019, ShopeePay enables a seamless shopping experience by allowing users to make online payments on Shopee, top-up their wallets, and transfer and withdraw funds.

ShopeePay makes it easier to shop and do business. It provides users with a convenient, secure, and rewarding payment option; it empowers businesses and helps them capture new opportunities. 

ShopeePay is part of SeaMoney, the digital financial services arm of Sea Group. A leading digital payments and financial services provider in Southeast Asia, SeaMoney’s mission is to better the lives of individuals and businesses in the region with financial services through technology.


DITO empowers Filipino gamers as realme Cup telco partner

“DITO Telecommunity is excited to be part of this year’s realme Cup. We have seen the competition get bigger each year, which reflects how much the local gaming telecommunity continues to expand. With the goal of empowering Filipinos through stronger connectivity, DITO continues to support different telecommunities in pursuing their passions. By empowering our Filipino gamers, we can continue to see the country become a key gaming hub in Southeast Asia.” ~Jasper Evangelista, DITO’s Brand and Marketing Director
DITO empowers Filipino gamers as realme Cup telco partner

DITO Telecommunity, the newest telco player in the country, supports the Philippines’ growing mobile gaming community as the official telco partner of realme Mobile Legends Cup Season 4.  
 
The realme Cup (RMC), one of the country’s largest e-sports tournaments, has been attracting thousands of players from all over the country since it was first launched in 2018. Established to provide a venue for amateur gamers to develop their skills, this year’s tournament offers up to ₱500,000 worth of prizes.  

The preliminary games started earlier in June, and also featured various schools competing for the first RMC Campus Invasion ML Cup, where the grand prize winners will receive ₱50,000 cash prize, while the second and third prize winners will get ₱20,000 and ₱10,000 worth of prizes. 

DITO empowers Filipino gamers as realme Cup telco partner

The championship games will be held on August 26, with surprise guests competing in a celebrity showdown. To watch the livestream of the competitions, visit realme’s Facebook page. Get more inside scoops about the cup at the DITO Telecommunity Facebook page.  

Upgrade your GCash Card PIN this September 7 and a more secure experience awaits you

“This is in line with the company’s #StaySafe campaign, where we develop and implement safer experiences for our customers, while also educating them on the best practices in protecting their GCash account. It is among our goals to not only provide world-class products and services, but also a wonderful customer journey as well. There are a lot of unscrupulous individuals or groups on social media that target vulnerable customers. This said, we are determined in protecting our community and will pursue those who take advantage of our customers with the full extent of the law.~Martha Sazon, GCash President and CEO


The country’s leading mobile wallet, GCash, is bringing a more secure and safer experience to clients by executing a 6-digit Card PIN move up to its GCash Card item.

Coming on September 7, 2021, the feature will enable all GCash customers with GCash Card to “upgrade” to a 6-digit PIN for ATM withdrawals and direct purchases along with the 4-digit MPIN for your usual easy app transactions. This will make their GCash Card more secure, as not only would the card PIN now be different from the GCash app MPIN, but a 6-digit PIN also has 1 million combinations — separating from your 4-digit one with 10,000 combinations.

To nominate their GCash Card PIN, customers simply just need to log in to the GCash app, go to “My Linked Accounts”, tap on “GCash Mastercard”, select “Update PIN” then “Set Card PIN”, then enter their new 6-digit PIN. The update will take effect immediately and is readily available the next time the user will transact on an ATM or use the card for Point-of-Sale transactions.

Customers need not to replace their existing GCash Card to avail of the new PIN upgrade.

GCash meanwhile urged its customers to never divulge their MPIN and PIN to anyone. GCash’s only official support channel can be found at https://help.gcash.com.

Earlier this year, GCash rolled out its biometrics login feature that allows its users to log in to the app using just their fingerprints, and also integrated its card transactions with 3D Secure.

For its part, GCash has been continuously coordinating with law enforcement, such as the NBI and the PNP, in investigating concerns and apprehending criminals. 

GCash is available for download on the App Store and Google Play. For more information, kindly visit https://www.gcash.com/.












About GCash 
GCash is the leading mobile wallet in the Philippines. Through the GCash app, customers can easily buy load; pay bills at over 600 partner billers in the app; pay at more than 7,000 online partners; send and receive money anywhere in the Philippines; pay using QR codes at over 130,000 partner merchants nationwide; save money while earning interest; and invest money at local and global funds -- all through the convenience of their smartphones.
 
GCash is part of the portfolio companies of 917Ventures, the largest corporate incubator in the Philippines wholly-owned by Globe Telecom, Inc. GCash was recognized by The Asian Banker (TAB) in 2021 for its outstanding digital financial inclusion programs impacting more than 40 million Filipinos in the country today.


Araneta City salutes all generations of Filipino heroes for National Heroes Day 2021

Araneta City salutes all generations of Filipino heroes for National Heroes Day 2021

Araneta City is set to celebrate the National Heroes Day on August 27 to 30 with activities as tribute to the heroic efforts of all generations of Filipinos. Witness the stories of heroism as it unfold at the City of Firsts. 

A series of on-ground and online events are slated to give salutation to our country’s heroes: 

The commemoration at the City of Firsts will start on August 27 with the launch of the #LivingHeroes virtual exhibit in partnership with the J. Amado Araneta Foundation (JAAF). The exhibit will feature exemplary and inspiring stories of modern-day Pinoy heroes who made an impact during the pandemic. 

The virtual exhibit will also be open as a photo exhibit at the Gateway Mall Activity Area on August 28. 

The online community must also watch out for the announcement of the #AranetaNewHeroes costume contest via Araneta City’s Tiktok account, which will put to test the creativity of netizens and their familiarity on Filipino heroes. Entries will be accepted from August 27 to 30, with the winner to be announced on August 31 and take home Php 10,000. 

Araneta City salutes all generations of Filipino heroes for National Heroes Day 2021

Also, get to know the revolutionary generals behind the names of the six major roads in Araneta City. As part of the National Heroes Day, Araneta City will post a trivia story on its blogsite on August 29 to recount the history and origin behind the naming of these thoroughfares.  

Enjoy a FREE delivery experience from Araneta City’s Ask Ara personal shopping service on August 29. Each purchase via the Ask Ara personal shopper entitles one to receive an Araneta City Hygiene Kit. Customers’ designated riders will also get to receive their own Hygiene Kits and an energy drink from Coca-Cola.

Then on August 30, the City of Firsts, together with Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, will treat some modern-day heroes -- the bus drivers in Araneta City Bus Station, jeepney drivers in Cyberpark Jeepney Terminal, and UV Express drivers in Farmers Plaza transport terminal -- with freebies to keep them hydrated and energized on their trips the whole day. 

Araneta City takes pride in giving many personal firsts and memorable experiences through history. This National Heroes Day, join the City of Firsts in celebrating more milestones by saluting to all generations of Filipino heroes. 



Bringing the Sexy Back amid the New Normal Santé NuTrio Challenge redefines “Sexy”

“At Santé, we want to change people’s mindset of the word ‘sexy.’ We want to give sexy a new and healthy definition. Sexy should not merely be about looking thin, losing so much weight, and having the tiniest waistline. So many dangerous diet fads and pills can do that, but sexy should be holistically being in good shape—being strong, confident, and fit. With our Santé Nutrio Packs and the Bringing the Sexy Back Challenge, we hope that this could be the start for Filipinos to live more, do more for a better life.” ~Joey Marcelo, Chief Executive officer of Santé
Santé NuTrio Challenge

Sante Barley a leading provider of premier, natural, and organic health and wellness products and services recently launched its Bring the Sexy Back with Santé NuTrio.  Participants encourage to become healthier and fitter by undergoing a 60-day fitness transformation journey and posting pictures and videos of their progress every day on their personal Facebook pages with the hashtags: #BringTheSexyBackWithSanteNutrio and #SanteNutrioChallenge

There is no denying that staying fit and healthy becomes a little more challenging these days since most people limit their time going outside their homes. With the inevitable sedentary lifestyle of being stuck at home and the growing demand for food deliveries, some found themselves gaining some “pandemic” weight. 

But, more than a year into community quarantines and lockdowns, most of us now realize that the journey to best health isn’t just about losing weight but a holistic fitness lifestyle that leads to an improved and better physical transformation. 

This mindset is what Santé, a premier natural and organic health and wellness product and services provider, aims as it recently launched its Bring the Sexy Back with Santé NuTrio.  

The ongoing challenge, which lasts until September 16, encourages participants to become healthier and fitter by undergoing a 60-day fitness transformation journey and posting pictures and videos of their progress every day on their personal Facebook pages with the hashtags: #BringTheSexyBackWithSanteNutrio and #SanteNutrioChallenge. 

The elimination rounds will be held on August 17 for the semi-finals and September 16 for the final round. Participants chosen to advance into the rounds will be judged based on overall appearance change, storytelling, workout routine, and diet, among others. Three winners will have a chance to win Php20,000 to Php50,000, while 20 participants will win a consolation prize of Santé products. 

The Santé NuTrio—the New Trio of Sexy—consists of the power of the Santé Barley, the confidence of Daily-C, and the fitness of Fit’ N Trim to support individuals to become their best selves.  

Santé Barley™ is a certified organic barley grass powdered drink. Blended with one of nature’s most potent sweeteners, Stevia, this product is best taken before meals. It also easily dissolves in water and contains A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, and E, giving your body all the strength, it needs to push through adversity. 

On the other hand, the Santé Daily-C is the company’s non-acidic vitamin C. It comes in 500mg and 750mg (in vegetable capsules). Its non-acidic form makes it gentler on the stomach and safer for daily use. When taken daily, this vitamin C supplement can be your immune system aide, giving you the confidence to achieve your goals without worrying about getting ill. 

Meanwhile, the fitness aspect of the package, FitN’Trim, an L-Carnitine-infused weight management drink made from Santé Barley™ grass, lemon, and green tea, helps detox the body by dissolving and eliminating toxins and congestion, cleansing kidneys and digestive system, eliminating unusable waste, building a healthy bloodstream, and earning a healthy weight loss. 

The Santé NuTrio is just among the organic health and wellness products Santé offers. Known for its flagship, Santé Barley™, the company has developed a comprehensive selection of everyday barley-based products. They are made, specifically with organic barley grass, certified by BioGro, New Zealand’s leading organic certification agency. 

Santé is one of the fastest-growing distribution and direct selling companies globally. Aside from New Zealand and the Philippines, Santé is also present in key markets, such as Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Abuja, Lagos, and Cyprus. It offers premier natural and organic health and wellness products and services designed to improve people’s quality of life so they can live more and do more. 

To learn more about Santé, visit its website at santebarley.com

To avail of Santé products and services, make sure to connect with an authorized Santé Business Owner. Or you may directly shop at cart.santebarley.com












About Santé 
Founded in 2007, Santé is one of the fastest-growing distribution and direct selling companies globally. The company promotes, produces, and distributes premier natural health and wellness products and services, designed to help people live better lives. With Santé Barley as its flagship brand, Santé has dominated the local market with its barley grass – grown and harvested in New Zealand – certified organic by BioGro, New Zealand’s largest and best-known certifier for organic produce and products. With the proven health benefits of Santé Barley, Santé has developed a comprehensive selection of everyday barley-based products. Today, Santé has expanded its offerings to include a fitness and rehabilitation center with Santé Fitness Lab and an array of natural products, true to its thrust in promoting a healthy lifestyle. Headquartered in the Philippines, Santé has offices worldwide, such as New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, UAE, Qatar, Nigeria, and Cyprus.  

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Samantha Bernardo, Mestiza’s Newest Natural Beauty Ambassador

“It’s important that we become more aware of what ingredients go into products that we use on our skin. For me, that’s what it takes to be a natural beauty—to achieve that smooth, glowing skin. And finding the right soap to help you reach that goal is key.” ~Samantha Bernardo is the new face of Mestiza
Ms. Samantha Bernardo is the new face of Mestiza

Samantha Bernardo is the new face of Mestiza, let this partnership shine through and bloom beautifully as we share inspiration in making things bright and beautiful for our young Mestizas both local and global. 

For a brand that consistently advocates the importance of choosing only the best natural ingredients for your skin, it was critical for Mestiza to be represented by someone who embodied these values. 

Martina Salimbangon, Head of Content for Organique Skincare Inc.  with Ms. Samantha Bernardo is the new face of Mestiza

The Palawan-local is no stranger to natural beauty, having called one of the most renowned coastlines in the world home. Her simple lifestyle ultimately paved the way for Samantha to be an international symbol of beauty after she earned the 1strunner up title at last year’s Miss Grand International. 

Her provenance and the values that propelled her to where she is now is truly an inspiration to many, and Mestiza is thrilled to have Samantha represent the brand and be part of the family. 

“We believe in the efficacy of nature and how the simplicity of finding the right ingredients can empower you to take better care of your skin. There’s no one who exemplifies this more than Samantha Bernardo.” ~Martina Salimbangon, Head of Content for Organique Skincare Inc. 

Ms. Samantha Bernardo is the new face of Mestiza

MESTIZA, the healthy skin soap is made from natural ingredients which contains 33% extra premium virgin coconut oil, papaya, banana, carrots and calamansi. All ingredients come together organically to create a moisturizing lather and gently cleanses, exfoliates, clears away blemishes and revitalizes the skin from top to toe. The fresh fusion of fruity scents perks you up and gives an all over clean feeling every time. 

Mestiza soaps are available in Mercury Drugstore, Watsons, Rose Pharmacy, Robinsons Supermarket, SM Supermarket, and Lazada.


Education Financing Solution Provider Bukas onboards new partner institutions including De La Salle University, UA&P and more

“This new partnership between DLSU and Bukas is very timely as many of our students continue to feel the effects of the pandemic on their family's resources.  With Bukas' tuition installment plans, we can provide our students more options to fund their education so that their learning continues during these difficult times.” ~Dr. Christine Joy A. Ballada, Dean of Student Affairs of De La Salle University
BUKAS PH Team

This month, Bukas announced its expansion in the Philippines with new partner institutions from private universities such as De La Salle University, University of Asia and the Pacific, Panpacific University, Technological Institute of the Philippines, St. Louis University, Colegio de Dagupan, to more specialized schools like SoFA Design Institute, Enderun Colleges, De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute, Avion School, and Uplift Code Camp.

Bukas.ph is a tech-enabled education financing platform that aims to build a better tomorrow for Filipino youths by offering affordable student loans. The company  works closely with top colleges and universities to provide an easy, secure, and integrated tuition installment plan for students. Providing much needed access to education to the Filipino youth.

Bukas.ph Partner De La Salle University

A third of Filipinos have not attained higher education with affordability being a major barrier. In some cases, students may have enrolled for the first few semesters, but their financial situation at home does not make it sustainable for them to continue and finish their degrees. This is reflected in the annual 10-15% dropout rate that many schools in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines, experience. 

Mr. Riche Lim, ErudiFi Co-Founder CFO Chief Strategy Officer

“Welcoming new partners to our platform gives more and more Filipino students the opportunity to study in their dream schools through more sustainable means. The number of out-of-school youth continues to grow, and we want to be part of the solution as we help set them on the path toward building a better future.” ~Jon Robert Emlano, Country Manager of Bukas
Committed to serving Filipino students, Bukas is offering an affordable, complementary solution that aims to empower Filipino families to build a better tomorrow through quality education. The offering is accessible to more families and students who are not able to rely on bank loans, or scholarships. With a base monthly interest rate of up to 1.5% that is lower than other financing institutions, and payment installments up to 12 months, Bukas makes it sustainable to parents, and even to working students to manage their school finances. 

Bukas.ph Partner University of Asia and the Pacific

Bukas’ expansion led by its parent company ErudiFi, which included the onboarding of new educational institutions and key hires across different business functions, was a result of closing a US$5 million Series A round co-led by Monk's Hill Ventures and Qualgro earlier this year. ErudiFi has seen a growth of 3x in 2020 and is continuously expanding its presence in the Philippines with partner schools all over the country. With the onboarding of new partners, Bukas now has a total of 27 partner schools, with presence in 57 campuses, including Mapua University, Far Eastern University, Adamson University, Our Lady of Fatima University, PHINMA Education Network, University of Nueva Caceres, Centro Escolar University, and Eskwelabs, among others.