Sunday, November 28, 2021

Shopee Wraps Up 2021 and Introduces its Newest Brand Ambassadors, Dingdong and Zia Dantes, at the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

“Every 12.12, Shopee comes together with our users to celebrate the milestones and achievements over the past year. This year, we would like to show our appreciation to all our users for letting us be part of their daily lives. Many more users are now using digital services, and local businesses are increasingly embracing the shift online. We are glad to have been able to adapt to their evolving needs this past year and we will continue to help more people benefit from the digital economy as we head into a new year. We look forward to celebrating the year-end with all our users as we bring smiles to one another this holiday season.” ~Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines
Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

Shopee Wraps Up 2021 and Introduces its Newest Brand Ambassadors, Dingdong and Zia Dantes, at the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale. Users can enjoy fun content from the celebrity father-and-daughter duo, free shipping with no minimum spend, ₱1 Deals, and 10% off daily at Shopee’s most anticipated year-end sale.

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, closes the year with its annual 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, the most joyful year-end celebration in the region. 12.12 is set to bring a smile to users as they shop from the widest variety of products to reward themselves and their loved ones during the happiest time of the year. Through the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, shoppers can also spread the holiday cheer to their favorite local businesses, with 2 times more items sold by local businesses this year.

Shopee closes the year with its annual 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, the most joyful year-end celebration in the region. 12.12 is set to bring a smile to users as they shop from the widest variety of products to reward themselves and their loved ones during the happiest time of the year. Through the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, shoppers can also spread the holiday cheer to their favorite local businesses, with 2 times more items sold by local businesses this year.

Users can look forward to a delightful celebration throughout the festive season. In the past year, Shopee has brought fun to users with exciting giveaways and exclusive content, recording over 13 billion engagements and views across its social media channels. This 12.12, users can expect even more entertainment and engagement with a brand-new commercial featuring international superstar Jackie Chan and performances by popular K-Pop group Tomorrow X Together. To get into the Pinoy family spirit of the holidays, Shopee also welcomes first-ever celebrity father-and-daughter brand ambassadors, Dingdong and Zia Dantes. 

1. Celebrating the happiest time of the year with the best deals

As shoppers hunt for the best gifts,  Shopee is thrilled to bring users the most exciting deals this 12.12. These include:
  • The best promotions: Shoppers can enjoy the best deals for all their gifting needs with deals such as free shipping with no minimum spend, ₱1 Deals, and 10% off daily.
  • Big discounts: They can also get discounts up to 90% off on the biggest Shopee Mall brands: 

Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

2. Celebrating the holidays with entertainment for the whole family

Users can also expect non-stop entertainment from today until the big finale on December 12. Highlights include:
  • Fun-filled 12.12 TV Special: Filipinos can tune in to GMA 7 and Shopee Live this  December 12, 10:30pm, to catch Tomorrow X Together, Korea’s hottest rising boy group, grace the stage with a very special performance. Celebrities such as Michael V, Ysabel Ortega, Kate Valdez, Rayver Cruz, Julie Ann Jose, and Andrea Torres will also join host Willie Revillame for a fun and star-studded evening. 
  • Entertaining content from Shopee’s newest brand ambassadors: Fans can catch Dingdong and Zia’s festive new TV commercial, which features the beloved Pinoy Christmas tradition bunutan ng pera, on local TV networks and on Shopee’s official Facebook and YouTube accounts. Users can also check out Shopee’s YouTube and Tiktok accounts for heartwarming videos featuring Dingdong and Zia, wherein they recreate social media challenges, go shopping on Shopee, and more.
  • Exciting games and contests: Users can win voucher giveaways by joining Dingdong- and Zia-themed games and contests on Shopee’s official Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. From December 1-12, users can win a total of ₱12,000,000 in prizes from their favorite local celebrities, including Dingdong and Zia, by playing Shopee Celebrity Pamasko on the app. Users simply have to tap on the angpao to win a prize from the celebrity of the day.

3. Celebrating local businesses and culture

Local businesses represent a significant part of local culture and as the need for digitalization increases, Shopee is committed to supporting these sellers and helping them thrive:
  • Shopee Celebrates Local: Shopee launches ‘Shopee Celebrates Local,’ a special contest to share and promote beloved local sellers. Users can read their stories on the #TatakPinoy page and on Shopee’s social media channels, and vote for their favorites until December 5. Winning sellers stand to win prizes they can use for their businesses, while users stand to win Shopee vouchers. Through the Tatak Pinoy page, users can also enjoy exclusive deals when supporting these sellers. 

4. Celebrating wider communities 

Through 12.12, Shopee will continue to uplift local communities through its platform. In the spirit of Christmas, Shopee launches the Frontliner Holiday Package to show gratitude for local heroes. Starting December 10, frontliners can avail of this package, which includes vouchers they can use for their holiday celebrations. 

For more information about Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, visit

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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.

Living Life to the Fullest in Your 50s Immuno-protection is the key to ageing well!

“Our older population are some of the most at risk and vulnerable when there are serious health threats. We want to encourage them to be proactive about protecting their health through proper nutrition, a balanced diet and exercise.” ~Aleli Arcilla, Reckitt Philippines President and General Manager

Zsa Zsa Padilla, OPM Icon

By the time we hit our 50s, we will start to notice more and more changes in our body and overall health. 

Our body’s needs have already evolved and with the health threats around us, we have to take more proactive measures to strengthen our immunity against infections and diseases so we can continue to live our life to the fullest. 

Staying ahead through immunity 
Mead Johnson’s New PROVITAL Immuna Plus adult milk is on a mission to help provide Filipino adults multiple nutrients that will help us boost our immune system so we can worry less about getting sick and help us improve our quality of life. 

Developing healthy habits is key: getting quality sleep, leading an active lifestyle, and more importantly, giving our body proper nutrition are just some of the many ways we can protect our health and increase our immunity. 

New PROVITAL Immuna Plus is an adult milk brand with Yeast Beta-glucan, a key immune-boosting ingredient which is clinically proven to reduce symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection (URTI) by 64%.1 A variety of food contains different types of beta-glucan, however, Yeast Beta-Glucan is the most studied beta-glucan and well-recognized for its ability to enhance the immune system by activating the immune cells to destroy pathogens.

This adult milk also contains Selenium, Zinc and Vitamins A, C, and E that help lower oxidative stress and enhance the immune system in response to infections together with proper diet and healthy lifestyle.  Fortunately, all these nutrients are conveniently found in one adult milk – New PROVITAL Immuna Plus. It helps activate and strengthen the body’s natural defenses, helping people 50 years old and above continue to live their life to the fullest.

Living life like a Pro at 50
Life begins at 50. These celebrity influencers prove how age shouldn’t stop us from pursuing our passions, pushing boundaries, and overcoming our limitations. 

There’s no stopping OPM Icon, Zsa Zsa Padilla, from leading an active life. At 50, she continues to inspire women her age to keep on pushing with her thrilling performances, travel escapades and her newfound love – vlogging!

“There is so much more I can do in life when I am Life 5.0 Activated. I will not let my age stop me from achieving my peak!” ~Chot Reyes, former collegiate star athlete and head coach of Tropang Giga TNT team in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)

Chot Reyes, Basketball Coach

Basketball Coach, Chot Reyes, is always ahead of the game– both on the court and in life.

“I’m not getting any younger, so keeping fit, being active and having the right diet is very important. More so for those aged 50 and up like my mom who is 75 years old! We want to enjoy more moments with her so we are encouraging her to lead a healthier lifestyle.” ~Lyn Ching-Pascual, TV host from the daily morning program, Unang Hirit

Lyn Ching-Pascual, TV host from the daily morning program, Unang Hirit

Lyn Ching-Pascual, TV host from the daily morning program, Unang Hirit, values health as we age so we can spend more time with our loved ones.

As they continue to pursue their next life goals, Zsa Zsa, Coach Chot, and Lyn all share how while a lot has changed in their lives over the years, some things remain true – they continue to live their lives to the fullest. 

You too can start living your best life now, with a healthy lifestyle and New PROVITAL Immuna Plus. With its Triple Immune Protection nutrients, you can boost your body’s immune defense so you can worry less and do more, and achieve your life’s milestones. 

New PROVITAL Immuna Plus invites Filipino older adults to not let age hold you back by enhancing your immunity so you can enhance your life. 

Mead Johnson’s Provital Immuna Plus is available through Shopee and Lazada. For more information about its immune boosting benefits, visit

PROVITAL Immuna Plus
New PROVITAL Immuna Plus by Mead Johnson Nutrition (Philippines), Inc. is a nutritious milk drink scientifically formulated for adults 50 years old and above. With proper diet and healthy lifestyle, Provital Immuna Plus provides Triple Immune Protection nutrients from tri-blend formula of Yeast Beta-glucan, Selenium and Vitamin C that contribute to the maintenance of the normal function of the immune system, helping protect the individual against infections. Yeast Beta-Glucan helps activate immune response to fight against upper respiratory tract infection. Selenium and Vitamin C strengthen immune function and defences. Two glasses of New PROVITAL Immuna Plus daily, together with a nutritious diet and healthy lifestyle activities, can help fight the threats of immunity-related diseases.  Learn more and check your Immunity Score today at

Ang Bukas Mo, Sigurado dahil #MayBukas para sa'yo!

“We are strongly committed to providing students access to quality education and pave a path towards a brighter future. By providing education-focused financial products, we hope to reduce the number of out-of-school youth, and build a more secure future for the next generation.” ~JR Emlano, Country Manager of Bukas

With affordability being a major barrier, a third of Filipinos have not attained higher education. 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 resulting to an annual 10-15% dropout rate in many schools in Southeast Asia, including the Philippines. Despite the steps being taken to help more Filipino youth receive college education, the current educational system, coupled with the post-pandemic economic implications, are still leagues away from providing more inclusive opportunities to aspiring college and university students especially from the lower income segments.

This is where Bukas comes in. Through data-driven financing solutions, Bukas is addressing the Philippines’ education financing gap and helping underserved students achieve their educational aspirations. Bukas is all about making education affordable for the Filipino youth, starting with safe and secure tuition plans. So if you're a student with big dreams for your future, #MayBukas para sa'yo!

Bukas’ newest online video aptly entitled “Kulit.” The video shows a son following up on his mom to meet the deadline of his enrollment by the end of the week. His mom tries her best to have enough funds for his tuition by doing different income generating activities but still fails to meet the deadline. The son would then introduce Bukas. The video ends with the mother and son applying for a tuition installment plan, securing the tuition fee and his future. 

Despite its light tone, the video leaves a bit of twinge in the chest as we see the mom’s struggles and the son’s concern for his future yet understanding of the situation, reflected on his face every time he gets the same answer. 

Meet the Bukas Team:

“Ang laki ng naitulong ng Bukas sa pag-aaral ko dahil ang hirap talaga magbayad ng buo sa tuition fees lalo na sa panahon ngayon. So nagpapasalamat ako sa Bukas dahil meron silang tuition installment plan para sa aming mga students at dahil doon naabot ko ‘yung mga pangarap ko at nakapagtapos ako ng pag-aaral.” ~Hanna Grace Laud, an FEU graduate, expresses her gratitude for having discovered Bukas

This is the challenge faced by many Filipino parents who only desire to see their children attain a degree in hopes of having a better future. But with the economy taking a hit, resources to send children to school have become even more limited, with over 4 million students not enrolling in 2020. Driven by the desire to continuously send their children to school, parents resort to alternative financing options, but most of the available options are not always the best in the long run, and cater to only a limited set of borrowers with its conditions, namely:
  • Government Loans and Scholarships: Long and competitive process, usually has a high maintaining grade requirement.
  • Private Bank Loans: Requires collateral that the more financially challenged families may not have. Also has higher interest rates.
  • Friends and Relatives and Loan Sharks: May have outrageous interest rates, comes with unforeseen complications due to its vague nature.

“We are strongly committed to providing students access to quality education and pave a path towards a brighter future. By providing education-focused financial products, we hope to reduce the number of out-of-school youth, and build a more secure future for the next generation.” ~JR Emlano, Country Manager of Bukas

Having seen the opportunity to be a game-changer, the founders of Bukas developed the platform to extend real help to parents and students. Bukas, a tech-enabled education financing platform by its parent company ErudiFi, 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, credit cards, or scholarships. With the following offers, the platform strives to deliver its “Ang Bukas Mo, Sigurado'' promise:
  • Up to 100% coverage from start to finish - Students can re-apply for additional tuition coverage every semester to make sure they can graduate.
  • Interest rate lower than others - With a fixed monthly interest rate capped at 1.5% and payment installments up to 12 months, Bukas makes it sustainable to parents, and even to working students to manage their school finances. 
  • Pay early, earn rebates - Students who want to fully pay the loan in less than 12 months can do so without any pre-termination fees. In fact, they will earn rebates because they will only be charged interest for the months they consumed.
  • Convenient payment options - Students can pay their monthly dues via GCash, Bayad Center, Unionbank, or at thousands of bank and non-bank payment centers powered by Dragon Pay.

Bukas now has a total of 35 partner schools, with presence in 71 campuses, including:
  • Mapua University
  • Far Eastern University
  • Adamson University
  • Our Lady of Fatima University
  • PHINMA Education Network
  • University of Nueva Caceres
  • Centro Escolar University
  • Eskwelabs
  • De La Salle University
  • Enderun Colleges
  • Avion School
  • Uplift Code Camp
  • University of Asia and the Pacific to more specialized institutions like SoFA Design Institute

Bukas plan to help more and more Filipino students and families through sustainable financing solutions. Making education affordable for the Filipino youth, starting with safe and secure tuition plans. So if you're a student with big dreams for your future, #MayBukas para sa'yo!

For more information, please visit

About ErudiFi
Founded in 2017, ErudiFi is a mission-driven technology company focused on making education affordable in Southeast Asia. Operating as Danacita in Indonesia and Bukas in the Philippines, ErudiFi has helped secure funding for thousands of financially underserved students through tech-enabled partnerships with leading universities and vocational schools in the region. By improving access to education, ErudiFi is driving generational transformation and helping to build a better tomorrow.

Friday, November 26, 2021

Ben&Ben - Lunod Music Video + EP Release + Themed Cafe

“The music video is a deeply introspective and symbolic interpretation of the song, which is all tied in together from the concept and writing, down to the location. In the video, the song is narrated as the band, with Zild and juan karlos, move deeper and deeper into the tunnel slowly—losing breath, then in the latter half taking powerful strides to move out of it. This signals a ‘rebirth’ into a new, more mature version of the self.” ~Paolo Benjamin, Lead vocalist, guitarist and Lunod chief songwriter  explains
Ben&Ben - Lunod Music Video

Ben&Ben chronicle the experience of drowning in torrential distress and anxiety on the music video of their new single Lunod. Directed by award-winning filmmaker Jerrold Tarog (Heneral Luna, Sana Dati), the visual narrative pushes the discussion forward with its metaphorical depiction of individuals trying to keep their head above water and find their way out of a dark, harrowing tunnel.

We love collaborating with visionaries in their fields, and so it was a dream working with him. The multiple versions for ‘Lunod’ were intended to bring a full listening experience to our listeners; for them to hear what more could be brought out of the song. We decided to release for streaming the acoustic jam of ‘Lunod,’ the extended version in the music video.” ~Ben&Ben

Ahead of the music video release, the nine-piece collective dropped a live acoustic performance of Lunod last month. The version, which features collaborators Zild and Juan Karlos, strips down the bluesy, classic rock arrangements of the original for a more subdued take. The intimate interpretation of the song is part of an exclusive EP release featuring multiple iterations of Lunod in various formats, including an extended version of the track.

Aside from the EP, Lunod received a remix treatment from hip-hop artist Zelijah, who channeled his struggles with mental health on the production level, and even added a rap verse to convey the mental strains that he went through during the pandemic, and after being diagnosed as bipolar. The “Bipolar remix” of the track gives Zelijah the opportunity to put his own character into the song, and reinterpret it with ethereal sonic elements that blend trap, hip-hop, modern electronica, and rock music genres.

Apart from the Lunod EP, Ben&Ben and its label, Sony Music Philippines, recently opened a Lunod-themed café at Latitude Bean+Bar in Malate, Manila as part of Ben&Ben’s Kuwaderno Pop-Up Café activities, which will run from November 25-27. The pop-up café includes a Lunod art installation inspired by Zelijah’s Bipolar Remix, as well as other art activities related to mental health.

The Kuwaderno Pop-Up Café features several exclusive activities for Liwanag and ordinary folks to immerse themselves into Ben&Ben’s critically acclaimed album and upcoming digital concert. The two other exclusive pop-ups are located at Jess + Pat’s in Maginhawa, QC, and Kale Café in Fairview, QC.

Music fans can also purchase tickets to Kuwaderno: A Ben&Ben Online Concert directly at the three pop-up locations in Metro Manila. Set to redefine the concert-going experience with the biggest headline concert of their career, Ben&Ben’s upcoming digital concert will be integrating live music performance with multiple creative disciplines such as theatre, dance, orchestra, and technology to create an audio-visual spectacle like no other. 

Ben&Ben’s “Lunod,” featuring Zild and juan karlos, is out now on all streaming platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines. Watch the music video here

Lunod collaborators Zild and juan karlos are also set to join Ben&Ben on Kuwaderno: A Ben&Ben Online Concert, happening on December 05, 2021 (Sun) from 8pm to 11pm. Get your tickets here.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Gifts of Beauty at SM

A bounty of beauty from Estee Lauder: Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover, Pure Color Envy palettes, and lipsticks.

This coming Christmas give yourself and your loved ones with a gift of beauty from SM. With things opening up as Christmas approaches, it’s a good time to look good and feel great with gift sets from SM Beauty.

Luxe brands like Laura Mercier and Estee Lauder lead the way with their spectacular selections; while iconic MAC has a new dazzling lipstick collection, Benefit delights us with a beauty box, and Nars’s  fashion forward gift set that will enhance your holiday look.

Laura Mercier pure canvas primers and loose powder for a smooth and flawless coverage.
Available at SM Beauty. 

Holiday beauty: Laura Mercier lip gloss collection, illuminating eye cream set, and the limited-edition day to night cheek palette. 

Create lips you’ll love with Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Collection. Available at SM Beauty. 

Gifts of beauty from Nars - orgasm blush duo, orgasm afterglow lip balm, mini eyeshadow palette, and make-up brush set.

Everything is merry and bright with Mac’s vibrant lipstick shades. Available at SM Beauty. 

Get mesmerized with Mac’s hypnotizing holiday lipstick collection. 

You’ll double the drama with Bobbi Brown’s smokey eye mascara, and make heads turn with Make Up Forever’s holiday collection. Vice Cosmetics has sweet treats with names like Kookie Dough and Peppermint for the lips, while Pretty Secret unlocks the key to great brow-works for the blushing diva.

The perfect duo for a smoldering eye look from Bobbi Brown- Double The Drama Smokey Eye Mascara. 

Vice Cosmetics’ Pop Kendi, Kookie Dough, and Peppermint Collections with lip tint, lip balm, and lip oil. Available at SM Beauty. 

Brows on fleek with this eyebrow set from Pretty Secret.

Benefit holiday box: Precisely My Brow Pencil, Bad Gal Mascara, Pore Primer, and Hoola Bronzer. 

Give your skin some TLC with Clinique’s Merry Moisture Set and Olay’s serums and moisturizers for younger looking skin.

Achieve younger-looking skin with Olay’s Niacinamide Vitamin C Serum and Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Moisturizer.  

Surprise your loved ones with a blushing diva set from Pretty Secret. 

Clinique’s Merry Moisture Set: Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator and Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Super.

Benefit’s holiday gift sets are filled with your essential make-up needs: brow liners, mascaras, pore primers, and bronzing powders. Get yours at SM Beauty.

All these and other personal care products like fragrances, hair care, vitamins, supplements, and more are available at SM Beauty located at The SM Stores in most SM Supermalls nationwide. 

Just in time for Christmas, SM Beauty also has exclusive gifts for all SMAC members- a free bear or luggage for a minimum purchase of P10,000 single receipt, available in select SM stores. Keep shopping because you can get more points for selected items all season! 

You can also enjoy an exciting but worry-free shopping experience with our online shopping platforms; shop with SM Beauty Personal Shoppers and discover more products when you check out the SM Catalog You can also buy your beauty gifts through Shop SM, our Viber community, Messenger, and the SM Store’s Call to Deliver service by calling #143SM or #14376.

Unbox the fun with Miniso Blind Box Collection

We Bare Bears Baby Collection Stacking figures.

Japanese lifestyle retailer Miniso creates a new way of unboxing surprises for a more fun and exciting shopping experience with its latest BLIND BOX Collection.

Explore the world with these We Bare Bears Go-to Travel Figure

Budding Pop Blind Box of Macaron figure

The idea of Blind Box packaging is a trend wherein the unwrapping moment brings layered experiences such as happiness, excitement and fun. This is aligned with Miniso’s belief that “Life is for fun”, and both kids and adults will enjoy opening these limited Miniso Blind Boxes.

Pop Disney Princesses Jasmin, Ariel and Snow White 

Disney Princess Elsa and Anna figures from Frozen

What’s inside these boxes? Collections of princesses and villains from Disney, Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears, Budding Pop, and Icarer Family that echo the youth’s passion and hobby for 2D pop culture, and model toy play that are in affordable prices. 

Icarer’s  Family Dessert Party at the Blind Box Collection.

Surprise your kids with a Budding Pop Flying Animal Blind Box.

Conveniently shop for this limited  Miniso Blind Box Collection in-store or online via For more updates, follow MinisoPhilippines in Facebook and Miniso PH in Instagram.

Lacson to reduce poverty through education

“Even if education is free, young people cannot finish their studies because they have to help their families. If this vicious cycle continues, when will they be able to lift themselves from a life of poverty? Edukasyon Plus is the real solution to the problem of poverty. They won’t have to choose anymore between education and work to help their families.~Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson
Lacson believes that the key to solving our country’s poverty problem is education

In his latest video, the presidential aspirant, who has battled government corruption throughout his career in public service, points out that many young people are forced to drop out of school because of the need to help their families and because being in school is  proving to be a heavy financial burden. Thus, they remain mired in poverty because without a good education their prospects are limited so they often have to settle for jobs that do not pay much.

Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson plans to solve the country’s serious poverty problem by providing more people the opportunity to get an education.

Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson’s Edukasyon Plus will provide free education to young people and institute a government internship program where they will receive a P5,000 monthly allowance.

He will launch an innovative Edukasyon Plus program if elected President that will provide free education and institute a government internship program. Each family will receive a P5,000 monthly allowance during their family members’ internship. Lacson believes that this arrangement will allow students to focus on their studies as they will not be under pressure to help their families.

Studies show that among member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippines have the highest school dropout rate.
Lacson is convinced that education is the only way to give people the chance of a better future and to improve the lives of Filipinos, many, if not most, of whom still live below the poverty line. People remain mired in poverty, unable to get better-paying jobs, for lack of education, he stresses.

Lacson to launch “Edukasyon Plus” program to help students focus on their studies.

With Edukasyon Plus, young people can avail of free education and participate in a government internship program that will pay their families a monthly allowance. He believes the program will help many people leave behind lives of poverty.

Lacson and his running mate, Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto, are running on the slogan “Aayusin ang gobierno, aayusin ang buhay mo.” (They will fix the government and put your life in order.)

For more info on Ping Lacson, follow

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Bear Brand Adult Plus fills micronutrient gaps and helps adults meet their daily nutritional needs


Bear Brand Adult Plus is now proven to help meet the nutritional needs of adults according to a study. A study conducted by the University of the Philippines – College of Home Economics has proven that daily intake of BEAR BRAND Adult Plus helps fill in the micronutrient gaps found among adults! 

Many adults think that adding milk to a balanced diet is only for growing children, younger people, or seniors. However, it is also beneficial to adults who want to take proactive steps in maintaining good health. Science supports this claim through the results of a recent study conducted with adults who drink milk every day as participants.

A 2020 study called “Effects of Fortified Adult Milk Drink Formula and a Stress Management on Work Productivity and Gut Microbiota of Filipino Adults” conducted by the University of the Philippines - College of Home Economics (UPCHE) in partnership with Nestlé Bear Brand Adult Plus shows that adults who drank Bear Brand Adult Plus every day during a 2-month intervention period were able to meet their daily nutrient needs as compared to those who were part of the control group that did not. The findings present that Bear Brand Adult Plus helps meet 100% of the daily nutritional needs of Filipino adults based on the Philippine Dietary Reference Intakes (PDRI) of the essential nutrients such as, Vitamin C, Zinc, and B Vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6, B12).

It is with no doubt that adults, day in and day out, face all kinds of challenges in pursuit of a better life, whether it's for their family or for themselves. From waking up early, commuting to work, powering through the day’s demands, and preparing again for another day—a cycle of doing the same tasks everyday can give them the feeling that they’re not getting anywhere in life. Although one adult’s daily challenge is different from another, there is one factor that is crucial to all adults for everyday progress—their ability to give it their all. But more often than not, they face one serious challenge: Lack of nutrition. This leaves many Filipino adults feeling drained, which keeps them from undertaking new challenges that can improve their lives. To build the strength to try new pursuits and improve personal well-being amidst life’s challenges, it’s necessary to focus on nutritional intake and be proactive in managing one’s health.

There are plenty of ways to take care of one’s health and well-being, such as good sleeping habits, a balanced diet, exercise, and more.  Another way to supplement the body with the right nutrients is by drinking milk. Many adults think that adding milk to a balanced diet is only for growing children, younger people, or seniors. However, it is also beneficial to adults who want to take proactive steps in maintaining good health. Science supports this claim through the results of a recent study conducted with adults who drink milk everyday as participants.

Start looking forward to a strong tomorrow, and have the confidence to give 100% in life, no matter what! Beyond taking care of oneself through exercise, sleep, and the right kind of food, drinking milk as a part of the daily habit can significantly improve health. It has the proper nutrients that provide strength to live better than yesterday and achieve small but consistent victories. Stop feeling drained, and start giving your 100% for a strong tomorrow. Drink Bear Brand Adult Plus — the milk that's proven to help complete the nutrients the body needs. To know more about it, watch this: Ibigay ang iyong 100% ngayon para sa matibay na bukas.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Mega Global celebrates 3rd National Sardines Day with successful Mega Bigay Sustansya Program

“Mega Bigay Sustansya is one way for us to support communities who need us the most. Canned sardines is one of the Filipinos staple foods throughout the years and through this program that target to feed malnourished children all over the country, we hope to use the same staple product to nurture the health of these children, and sustain it through leave-behind materials that will help them prepare nutritious meals in the long run.” ~Marvin Tiu Lim, Chief Growth and Development Officer of Mega Global

Celebrate this year's 3rd National Sardines Day event with Mega Global Corporation, the company behind the number one sardines brand in the Philippines—Mega Sardines! Committed to providing only the best products and accessible nutrition for the Filipinos through their passion for technological innovation and deeply ingrained value of malasakit for 46 years, Mega Global continues to cement its advocacy by bringing bigger and wider celebrations and plans for this year's National Sardines Day, starting with this event on November 23 with media and bloggers.

Host Shawn Yao with Marvin Tiu Lim, Michelle Tiu Lim-Chan, Chris Fernandez, executives of the Mega Global conglomerate, alongside Dawn Marie Cabigon, founder and director of Reach Out Feed Philippines were the speakers for the event, who discussed Mega Global's innovation for its flagship product, sardines, its CSR effort Mega Bigay Sustansya, as well as brand updates, and other pertinent information

With Mega Global’s executives: Marvin Tiu Lim, Michelle Tiu Lim Chan, Marylou Tiu Lim, and William Tiu Lim on November 23, 2021, 1:00 - 2:00 PM, alongside Dawn Marie Cabigon, founder and director of Reach Out Feed Philippines (ROFP), the official partner of Mega Global for its CSR program—Mega Bigay Sustansya. Know more about the results of Mega Global's innovation for its flagship product, sardines, its CSR effort Mega Bigay Sustansya, as well as brand updates, and other pertinent information through this exclusive event.

With successful Mega Bigay Sustansya Program, business updates and first-ever Mega Sardines Piso Sale. As the Philippines marks this year’s National Sardines Day, Mega Global Corporation, the company behind Mega Sardines, the leading sardines brand in the country, honors it through a program that supports undernourished children nationwide, even as it focuses on innovations and expansions that will help drive the company move forward. 

Mega Global Celebrates 3rd National Sardines Day

To add more meaning to the National Sardines Day Celebrations, Mega Global showcased its various initiatives that would help elevate not just the Philippines’ sardines industry, but the economy and people’s lives as well, at a roundtable event held on November 23 to kick off the celebration of the holiday on the 24th. Alongside this, it has also shared the successful results of the Mega Bigay Sustansya Program, which was done in partnership with Reach Out Feed Philippines (ROFP), reflecting its deep malasakit for Filipinos. 

Marvin Tiu Lim, Michelle Tiu Lim-Chan, Chris Fernandez, executives of the Mega Global conglomerate, alongside Dawn Marie Cabigon, founder and director of Reach Out Feed Philippines were present in the event to discuss how the Mega Bigay Sustansya program will bring long-term gains to its program beneficiaries.

Marvin Tiu Lim, Chief Growth and Development Officer of Mega Global

Mega Bigay Sustansya (MBS) is a CSR program led by the Mega Tiu Lim Foundation that hopes to give a meal planning and distribution program to over 881 children nationwide. The program has supported children in six provinces nationwide for sixty days. Children ages 4 to 12 have received house-to-house delivery of meals every day that included at least one sardines meal, made using Mega Global’s nutrient-packed high quality sardines.

On top of the updates on Mega Global’s MBS program, Mega Global executives have also shared in the discussion how they strived to continue elevating the sardine industry through innovations and the building of new infrastructures. These expansions would maintain the double digit growth of the company in 2022, allow it to create a more sustainable avenue in producing their products, as well as create new products that will surely be a hit to its customers. 

Michelle Tiu Lim-Chan, Chief Operating Officer, Mega Global Corporation

For the past 46 years, Mega Global has been leading the way in supporting Filipino communities through its investments in the sardine industry, which has provided job opportunities for thousands of Filipinos. The company continued to upgrade its Zamboanga facility, where its state-of-the-art operations, including its can-making plant and offices, are based. As part of its sustainability endeavors, it is using solar energy for its warehouses. 

Mega Global also discussed details about a new plant in Batangas that will be opened next year. Located in Sto. Tomas, Batangas, it will house state-of-the-art technology in manufacturing using sustainable energy sources and is expected to help add dynamism to the economy as it continues to recover from the effects of the pandemic.

Mega SardinaSaya: Game Show Bonanza
On November 24, Mega Global will also be celebrating the National Sardines Day with an online game show bonanza. Kicking this off is an Instagram and Facebook challenge that will determine the players for the much-awaited Pera or Sardinas game during the online event which will be broadcasted live on Mega Sardines’s Facebook page and Shopee app. 

The game show bonanza will have three major segments representing the tagline of Mega Sardines: Sarap, Saya and Sustansya. For the Sarap segment, Mega Sardines’ ambassadress Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo will do a cooking demo that will serve as an introduction of new dishes that mommies can easily create for their loved ones. 

For the Sustansya segment, the audience can learn about the Mega Bigay Sustansya program, the company’s nationwide feeding program being undertaken in communities around the country with the help of its partner, Reach Out Philippines Foundation.

Lastly, there will be a series of virtual games for the Saya segment where fun games such as Pera or Sardinas, Call A Ka-Mega, and Trivia Game will be available for the audience to participate in. There will also be a grand raffle, where they have the chance to take home a wide selection of prizes.

For added fun, Mega Sardines is launching a Tiktok Challenge where participants can show off their moves and have some fun in the process of creating videos to win prizes. Mega Sardines is also holding an eye-popping piso sale in Shopee for Mega Sardines in Tomato Sauce, Tomato Sauce with Chili Added, Corned Sardines, and Mega Fried Sardines in Tausi--definitely a sale that will have customers rushing to add to cart!

Get ready to join and have fun on National Sardines Day with Mega Global! Check out Mega Sardines’s Facebook page for more information.