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Thursday, March 23, 2023

GCash partners with Connected Women

“Women are often referred to as the ‘ilaw ng tahanan’, something that many families rely on. Unfortunately millions of women are forced to leave the country in search of jobs and better opportunities which is why we at GCash are incredibly excited to share this opportunity with every Filipina, empowering them to support their family without having to say goodbye.” ~Ren-Ren Reyes, GCash Chief Commercial Officer
From left: GCash head of commercial product Ferdie Perez, Connected Women CTO Bobby Jimenez with founder and head of special projects Gina Romero, GCash head of commercial new products and platforms Jasmine Kho, and  AVP and head of public sector and partnerships Lhen Pavia 

Leading mobile wallet empowers more women to take part in freelancing economy. 

Connected Women, a socially responsible platform that trains and provides flexible AI and digital job opportunities for Filipino women, has collaborated with the nation's leading e-wallet, GCash. The partnership's announcement comes at a time when International Women's Day is being celebrated under the UN Women and UN theme "DigitALL: Technology and innovation for gender equality.

Through a community of strong, empowered, and like-minded women, GCash hopes to introduce its users to the entrepreneurial spirit of freelancing through its partnership with Connected Women. The GCash app's Earn Money function now provides access to the Connected Women platform. Learn how to make money from home by joining the community.

“We are thrilled to partner with GCash to empower more Filipino women in the freelance economy. This aligns perfectly with GCash’s mission to promote financial inclusion and innovation, and we look forward to working together to unlock the full potential of the gig economy for women in the Philippines.” ~Gina Romero, Co-founder of Connected Women

In line with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, GCash aims to be an organization that supports a more diverse, inclusive and gender-balanced society by providing equal opportunity.

About GCash
GCash (G-Xchange, Inc.) is the #1 Finance App in the Philippines. Through the GCash App, 76M registered users can easily purchase prepaid airtime; pay bills at over 1,600 partner billers nationwide; send and receive money anywhere in the Philippines, even to other bank accounts; purchase from over 5.2M partner merchants and social sellers; and get access to savings, credit, loans, insurance and invest money, and so much more, all at the convenience of their smartphones. GCash is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mynt (Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc.), the first and only duacorn in the Philippines.

GCash is a staunch supporter of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly UN SDGs 5,8,10, and 13, which focus on safety & security, financial inclusion, diversity, equity and inclusion as well as taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts, respectively. 

ZALORA Kicks Off 11th Birthday with Z-Train in Greenbelt!

“This year, we continue to strengthen our commitment to women in sport—from product innovations to the communities we engage with, and one of which is with our valued partner ZALORA. Through our collaboration for the second stop of the Z-train, we’re able to bring together and celebrate a diverse set of women as we celebrate International Women’s Month.” ~Jen Dacasin, Adidas Philippines Brand Activation Manager
ZALORA Kicks Off 11th Birthday with Z-Train in Greenbelt!

Z-Train, Asia's Fashion Expert ZALORA's highly anticipated mobile pop-up concept, is relaunching in partnership with adidas and Visa, the world leader in digital payments, following a successful launch in December 2022. From March 18 to April 18, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Greenbelt 5 Fashion Walk, Legazpi Street, Makati City, will serve as the Z-Train's most recent stop.

Z-Train's most recent stop will start off with a Ladies' Night themed cycling class in organization with Ride Upheaval, where 30 of the nation's top powerhouses, media, and ministers work it out in beats from the music business' tough ladies. The occasion will likewise be driven by Group Filipinas goalkeeper Inna Palacios and adidas brand diplomat Nikki Torres.

ZALORA Kicks Off 11th Birthday with Z-Train in Greenbelt!

ZALORA Kicks Off 11th Birthday with Z-Train in Greenbelt!

Z-Train was packed with the best performance and lifestyle pieces from ZALORA and adidas that are suitable for every woman, regardless of her body type, age, size, or level of athleticism. In keeping with the brand's Impossible is Nothing campaign, adidas aims to deepen discussions about dispelling preconceived notions regarding the ideal fitness body type for sports and to demonstrate to everyone that they are valued, welcomed, and supported. The adidas collection on Z-Train celebrates the joy, play, and pure pleasure of unrestricted, free movement, assisting each individual in finding their ideal fit. At Z-Train, you can only get exclusive drops, special discounts, and exciting fringe activities.

ZALORA Kicks Off 11th Birthday with Z-Train in Greenbelt!

This time around, Visa is also participating as the main payment partner. Visa is offering its cardholders an extra P500 off on top of vouchers and markdowns on selected adidas items. Customers can also get a free customizable Visa Jersey for every use of the promo in Z-Train. Visa recently teamed up with Inna Palacios to reinforce its support to Philippine sports and women empowerment.

“We are thrilled to reopen the Z-Train as we celebrate both our 11th year and women’s month, in partnership with one of our top brands, adidas, and one of our most trusted payment partners, Visa. This tripartite partnership is a testament to our shared vision of championing women in sports, as well as giving customers a unique and exciting omnichannel retail experience. It’s also the perfect way to transition into summer as we have a full month filled with surprises, both new and loyal customers will surely enjoy.” ~Aashish Midha, ZALORA Philippines CEO

ZALORA Kicks Off 11th Birthday with Z-Train in Greenbelt!

All aboard the Z-Train as we kick-off summer this March 18 to April 18, 2023. Visit us at Greenbelt where fashion finds and other surprises await! Visit for more information and updates on the upcoming stops of the Z-Train that you surely wouldn’t want to miss.

About ZALORA Group
ZALORA is Asia’s Fashion Expert. Founded in 2012, the company has a presence in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Taiwan. ZALORA is part of the Global Fashion Group, the world’s leader in online fashion for emerging markets. ZALORA offers an extensive collection of top international and local brands and products across apparel, shoes, accessories, and beauty categories for men and women. Offering up to 30-day free returns, speedy deliveries as fast as 3 hours, free delivery over certain spend, and multiple payment methods, and a loyalty subscription program ZNow offering unlimited free and fast delivery. ZALORA is the online shopping destination with endless fashion and lifestyle possibilities.

About Global Fashion Group
Global Fashion Group is the leading fashion and lifestyle destination in growth markets across LATAM, SEA and ANZ. From our people to our customers and partners, we exist to empower everyone to express their true selves through fashion. Our three e-commerce platforms: Dafiti, ZALORA and THE ICONIC connect an assortment of international, local and own brands to over 800 million consumers from diverse cultures and lifestyles. GFG’s platforms provide seamless and inspiring customer experiences from discovery to delivery, powered by art & science that is infused with unparalleled local knowledge. Our vision is to be the #1 online destination for fashion & lifestyle in growth markets, and we are committed to doing this responsibly by being people and planet positive across everything we do.

Sketches + Stitches" Fashion Show and Charity Gala by Ryan Chris

Mr. Ryan ChrisThe Designer, Photo by: Mr. Ram Marcelo Photography

The "Sketches + Stitches" event kicked off with a buzz of excitement that was electric as the lights went out and music filled the air. The grand fashion show and charity gala, which was hosted by the talented designer Ryan Chris, promised to be an unforgettable evening for everyone who attended. The unveiling of Ryan's most recent designs was eagerly anticipated by guests who were all dressed to impress. However, the event was more than just a showcase for the fashion designer's skills. Instead, the sketch was a celebration of Ryan Chris's childhood dream, with every line devoted to community service.

Photo by: Mr. Ram Marcelo Photography

Cutting-Edge Meets Classic
The runway came to life with a stunning display of colors, fabrics, technical skill, and incredible creativity as Ryan Chris presented his latest collection to the audience, following Joyce PeƱas Pilarky's newest collection that opened the show. Ryan Chris's designs were a perfect blend of sophistication and edginess, with each piece being more eye-catching than the last. The models, adorned in Ryan Chris' creations, glided down the runway, showcasing the unique details of almost a hundred ensembles. It was a true celebration of art and fashion, and the audience was in awe of the talent and creativity on display.

A Night of Style and Generosity
Beyond the stunning fashion, the event was also a celebration of giving back to the community. The proceeds from the evening were dedicated to two charities that were close to the designer's heart. The MBrace Project, an organization that aims to make a real difference in the lives of children with learning disabilities, cancer, and other chronic illnesses. Ryan Chris’ dedication to supporting this cause stems from his belief that all kids should have access to the resources and support they need to thrive. Additionally, the event supported the Indigenous People's Student Organization, a cause that is particularly important to Ryan Chris. The organization provides resources and support to Indigenous students pursuing higher education, empowering them to make a positive impact in their communities. 

Stitching Together a Brighter Future
Ryan Chris has always been passionate about using his platform to make a difference, and this event was a testament to his talent, passion, vision, and generosity. As he celebrated his 12th year in the fashion industry, he ensured that the spotlight was on two important causes that truly deserved support. The event was a night to remember, filled with fashion and music by Laarni Lozada, Tommie King, and Red Sessions. Philanthropy was made possible through partnerships with Monaco Models and Donna B Make Up Studio, and it was a true celebration of the power of fashion to make a positive impact.

The "Sketches + Stitches" Sponsors

For more information and to see Ryan Chris’ stunning collection, visit

There's no need to “Play Safe”: How to Switch Up Your Sex Life the Safe Way

There's no need to “Play Safe”: How to Switch Up Your Sex Life the Safe Way

Few things make you feel better than having sex with your partner when done right and with care. Be that as it may, with every one of the misguided judgments and mistakes encompassing the point, many couples will generally be provisional with their methodology, logical compromising the nature of their sexual coexistence.

First of all, many people simply don't know what constitutes "too much" or "safe enough" to engage in more daring activities with their partner because they are too afraid or conscious of the consequences.

Is it safe to use dotted or glow-in-the-dark condoms? When can sex toys and devices be included in the mix? Your partner might be open to the idea of using a lubricant. These are examples of questions that are frequently unanswered and can increase your inhibitions, causing you to play it safe for the sake of, well, being safe.

There is no such thing as too safe sex when it comes to safe sex. However, this does not mean that you cannot make room for fresh concepts and experiences that can assist in revitalizing your sexual life. You can experiment in bed without crossing any lines by doing the following:

Begin your list of “yeses”, “noes”, and “maybes”.
The first step to spicing things up is to identify the factors that will help pique your partner’s interest. Separately, write down two things: What you want to change and retain about your sex life, and what you’re willing and unwilling to do in bed. Use your respective lists as an opportunity to meet in the middle and decide on items that match up.

Create a joint fantasy with your partner.
Build anticipation by creating a sexual fantasy that you and your partner can get on board with. Incorporate details that will serve your needs and wants, but be receptive to their ideas as well. It doesn’t have to be a full-blown scenario; a joint fantasy can start with something as simple as agreeing on where to do it or adding something minute to an otherwise established routine.

Add or remove sensory experiences.
Sometimes, merely pleasuring the senses makes all the difference in bed. Other than giving your partner what they want to see and hear, give their sense of touch (fabrics like silk and leather), smell (aromatic scents from candles and oils), and taste (fruit-flavored condoms) a treat as well.

Explore products that can make sex more exciting.
Safe sex doesn’t mean you’re limited to what you can do during sex. In fact, there are now contraceptives that can even help heighten the pleasure a couple feels during lovemaking. PREMIERE Condoms, for one, offer different variants that can certainly elevate the experience. Here are some examples:
  • Ultra Thin
An ultra thin condom for a more sensitive feel.

  • Dotted
Condoms with raised pleasure dots that provide an intense experience.

  • Air
Soft, smooth, and super thin condoms that imitate a bare-skin contact.

  • Nice & Tight
Lubricated with SENSITIGHTR that helps create a tightening effect on women.

  • Cruise Control
Condoms with a special additive to help prolong performance.

  • Glow
Glow-in-the-dark condoms to light up your night.

  • Earthquake
Features a vibrating O-ring for an “earth-shattering” experience.

  • Cool Watermelon
Condoms that give a fresh watermelon taste

A product like EZ Lubricating Jelly, which is a water-based, condom-friendly lubricant that gives the impression of natural lubrication, is another option that might be suggested. You can also look up toys, gadgets, and other products for intimacy that will go well with your romantic fantasies.

Safety and pleasure should always come first, no matter what you decide to do together. A single conversation about your preferred course of action suffices. You might even be able to show your partner this article!

McDonald’s Philippines poised for growth after strong 2022 with record-breaking sales

“McDonald’s Philippines’ strong performance in 2022 wouldn’t have been possible if not for the trust and continuous support of our customers all over the country. As we aim to consistently improve how we serve McDonald’s favorites to every Filipino, we are equally committed to providing feel-good experiences to our people [crew and managers] who make it all happen in our stores, and in communities where we operate for many years to come. It is these customers we serve, the people working in our restaurants and communities that we help that inspire and motivate us to be and do better. As many Filipinos continue to face challenges and recover from the pandemic, we want to be a place where they can experience feel-good moments. We want to be a company that Filipinos today and the future can trust.~Kenneth Yang, President and CEO of McDonald’s Philippines
McDonald’s Philippines poised for growth after strong 2022 with record-breaking sales

In 2022, McDonald's Philippines surpassed its sales performance prior to the pandemic in 2019 with record-breaking sales.

The QSR giant, whose Chairman and Owner is Dr. George T. Yang and whose President and CEO is Kenneth Yang, attributes its performance not only to strong consumer mobility and post-pandemic behavior but also to its ongoing commitment to providing value for money, exciting limited-time menu offers, and an improved omnichannel customer experience.

Feeling good, feeling safe

From its first store opening in Morayta, Manila in 1981, McDonald’s Philippines continues to uphold global food safety and quality standards in the preparation and service of its food whether through dine-in, take-out, Drive-Thru, or McDelivery.  

This was further strengthened during the pandemic as part of its M Safe program, introduced in 2020.  

The company doubledowned on food safety and quality efforts through continuous monitoring, and crew and manager training, which contributed to its third party food safety audit results and customer perception scores on safety and trust.

Since the launch of M Safe, the company’s findings on ‘brand trust’ increased by 5.4% which contributed to increased dine-in guest count, lifting market share for McDonald’s in 2022.

McDonald’s Philippines poised for growth after strong 2022 with record-breaking sales

Setting the standard for doing good 

McDonald’s takes pride in its global learning and development programs from Crew Training to Restaurant Leadership courses to its Digital Academy. As one of the biggest employers in the country, McDonald’s Philippines believes that everyone has the opportunity to grow and succeed in the company which starts by first having job security. McDonald’s is the first quick-service restaurant in the country to practice a direct hiring policy, providing regular employment to all its crew members. In 2022, McDonald’s Philippines hired more than 17,000 new employees in support of its new store openings—employing working students regardless of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. 

To date, the company has close to 60,000 employees in over 700 stores across the Philippines— with over 47,000 employees in Luzon, close to 6,000 employees in Visayas, and 5,000 employees in Mindanao. 

McDonald’s Philippines poised for growth after strong 2022 with record-breaking sales

Serving meals with kindness 

McDonald’s also prioritizes its commitment to the communities where it operates. To serve meals to underserved families without access to food, McDonald’s Philippines launched the Kindness Kitchen, a flagship program of its charity of choice, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). 

In December 2022, Kindness Kitchen has served over 800,000 meals, a 33% increase from 600,000 meals served in May. The initiative aims to serve 1 million meals by the end of 2023. 

McDonald’s Philippines poised for growth after strong 2022 with record-breaking sales

McDonald's exemplifies always being one step ahead in upholding its commitment to world-class excellence by continuously improving the quality of its food, providing its employees with opportunities for growth, and making a positive impact on communities.

Friday, March 17, 2023

This coming March 18, Experience OPPO’s Future-Forward Innovations at Inspiration

“OPPO looks forward to bringing to life our brand mantra of ‘Inspiration Ahead,’ through this one-of-a-kind experience for Filipinos. We aim to spotlight OPPO’s innovation in products and services and how they add more value to the lives of our consumers and community.” ~Joanarc Sales, PR and CRM Head of OPPO Philippines

Experience OPPO’s Future-Forward Innovations at Inspiration: Ahead this March 18. OPPO showcases user-centric technology through a day of interactive exhibits and engaging segments on photography, fashion, and music.

OPPO, a leading global manufacturer of smart devices, places technology, openness, innovation, and elegance first in the Inspiration: Ahead event on March 18, 2023, in Taguig City at the BGC Amphitheater. Everybody is welcome to see the most recent contributions from OPPO, get very close with the brand's envoys and content makers, and partake in intuitive corners. Meet Nadine Lustre and Bea Alonzo, two of OPPO's celebrity brand ambassadors!

Discover OPPO’s Latest Innovations Firsthand

OPPO Motivation: In order for people to appreciate the brand's most recent smartphones' cutting-edge features, Ahead will highlight them. The soon-to-be-released OPPO Find N2 Flip, which features a hinge that is the best in the industry, a foldable screen that is more refined, a battery that lasts a long time, and a large cover screen display. Visitors to the Inspiration: The OPPO Find N2 Flip's Hasselbad camera capabilities and the recently released OPPO Reno8 T 5G's 108MP Portrait Camera and Microlens Technology will be on display in a variety of booths and activities at the ahead event, which is one of the first in the nation.

Be Inspired by OPPO’s Brand Ambassadors Bea Alonzo, Nadine Lustre, and more

Additionally, some of the industry's top experts will present sessions on useful photography and fashion tips and tricks. Celebrity photographer Magic Liwanag and content creator David Guison will teach guests how to improve their photography skills, and fashion experts Daryl Chang and Pam Quinones will demonstrate how to get the most out of their OPPO smartphones so that guests can unleash their creativity and find the style that best suits them. Listen to music from today on.
Be one of the first few to be part of an exclusive meet-and-greet with two of OPPO’s superstar brand ambassadors, actresses Bea Alonzo and Nadine Lustre! 

Register in the venue as early as 4:00 p.m. and be one of the first to complete all tasks in the interactive booths. The first 25 Bea Alonzo fans and first 25 Nadine Lustre fans who present their fully stamped wristbands at the redemption area will qualify for the meet-and-greet.

To know more about #OPPOInspirationAhead, visit the OPPO Philippines’ official website at or its official Facebook page at OPPO Philippines.

About OPPO
OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since the launch of its first mobile phone - “Smiley Face” - in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the perfect synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology. Today, OPPO provides a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and Reno series. Beyond devices, OPPO provides its users with the ColorOS operating system and internet services like OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 Research Institutes and 5 R&D Centers worldwide, as well as an International Design Center in London. More than 40,000 of OPPO's employees are dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

A taste of Argentina and Japan in one hot bowl

Ramen Nagi has something new for you! 

Ramen Nagi's hot, authentic ramen is always a treat, but the ramen company never stops introducing us to new tastes.

Creative ramen bowls from Ramen Nagi, including the Incredible Niboshi King, the Tom Yum King, and the Crab King. 

New hot bowls of ramen have been developed by Ramen Nagi, who has been combining it with flavors we've only ever imagined.

This time, Ramen Nagi and Bolzico Beef have teamed together to make the Bolzico Sukiyaki King, another ramen dish fit for a king.

The Bolzico Beef Sukiyaki is a tribute to the traditional Japanese meal sukiyaki and is a mash-up of both Japanese and Argentinian ingredients. Sukiyaki is a form of nabemono, or hot pot, in Japan.

Head to your nearest Ramen Nagi branch to taste their new and innovative Bolzico Sukiyaki King from March 1 - 31, 2023. 

The Bolzico Sukiyaki King is available for dine-in and delivery through your app of choice - Grab, FoodPanda, Pickaroo, and ToktokFood. 

For more details, check out Ramen Nagi PH on Facebook or Instagram.

Lime El Nido Resort - The Next Food Destination

“I am pleased to collaborate with Lime Hotel and Resorts for the Celebrity Chef Series. ‘Arkipelago: Featuring Food From Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao’, brings together the unique mix and tastes of the three major islands of the Philippines. I hope anyone who goes to El Nido will be pleased with the line-up I prepared as they rediscover the culinary delights that are part of our culture.” ~Chef Sau

Celebrity Chef Series at Lime El Nido Resort.  Lime El Nido Resort aims for locals and guests alike to have a total feast of the senses with the Celebrity Chef Series which will kick off this March featuring guest Chef Sau del Rosario of Sawsaw and Cafe Fleur.

As summer approaches, everyone is getting ready for their next vacation spot, where sand and swimming are top priorities. The Philippines has various a-list sea shores with shocking landscape and completely clear waters.

Anyone who enters Palawan, also known as the Last Frontier of the Philippines, will undoubtedly be astonished by the picturesque mountains, limestone cliffs, and white sand, as well as the dreamy waters teeming with marine life. Lime El Nido Resort is the ideal location for taking in nature's wonders while also enjoying the luxuries of a posh resort with world-class amenities, excellent service, and a peaceful stay.

Good food is synonymous with an island retreat. With the Celebrity Chef Series, which will begin in March and feature guest chef Sau del Rosario of Sawsaw and Cafe Fleur, Lime El Nido Resort hopes to provide guests and locals alike with a complete sensory feast. Not only has Chef Sau perfected his culinary skills in the Philippines, but he has also done so in other parts of the world. He has mastered Filipino cuisine over the course of more than two decades, adding his own distinctive touches to the process.

From March 15 to June 30, 2023, you can order from his menu. Some of these delectable treats are included in the wonderful spread: Kinilaw na Maya-maya, Pinoy Style Caesar Salad, Chorizo & Citrus Chicken Jus, Sous-vide Lengua Pastel, Lamb Shank Caldereta, Sisig, Crispy Pork Belly with Macadamia Kare-kare Sauce, and Deconstructed Halo-halo are just a few of the dishes that can be found at this buffet.

Island hopping is one of El Nido's main activities. The novelty of having their lunch prepared and delivered at any of their stops is something that visitors can appreciate. Although this has been the norm for a considerable amount of time, it still has a long way to go in terms of quality, presentation, and serving. By going above and beyond, the Celebrity Chef Series hopes to elevate this level of service. On top of a well-organized menu, food will be served hot and new, with visitors being OK with a comfortable table set-up, finishing the ideal island experience.

“Lime Hotel and Resorts is known for providing fun-loving individuals an unforgettable visit across our three destinations, namely: Lime Resort Manila, Lime Resort El Nido and Lime Hotel Boracay. We want to elevate the El Nido experience with a unique gustatory adventure showcasing the wonderful flavors of our country. Through the Celebrity Chef Series, we envision Lime El Nido as the perfect food destination in the island. We are glad to work with Chef Sau in this endeavor and look forward to the next collaborations with other chefs in the coming months.” ~Emil Po, CEO

Lime El Nido Resort is about 15-20 minutes away from the airport and Lio Beach. For more information and reservations, visit

Monday, March 13, 2023

LBC Business Solutions keeps DAIKIN cool and running

“Overall service is excellent. Warehousing service rate and distribution charges are very competitive, enabling us to operate within our budget. All goods were delivered on time and in good condition. This helps DAIKIN introduce same-day delivery services that other businesses cannot provide. The warehouse facilities are very well maintained, and stocks were stored and handled properly and securely. We are very impressed with our partnership with LBC Business Solutions as they respond immediately on logistics service-related concerns.~Rodel S. Lugue, DAIKIN Purchasing and Logistics Manager
In photo (L-R): Rizalyn Caranto, LBC Business Solutions, Warehouse Manager, Jerome Santos, LBC Business Solutions, Senior Vice-President, Rodel S. Lugue, DAIKIN Purchasing and Logistics Manager, Mary Ann Raz, DAIKIN Purchasing and Logistics Assistant Manager, and Aileen Aldaba, LBC Business Solutions, Account Manager.

LBC Business Solutions continues to offer dependable growth solutions to more businesses. One of the leading manufacturers of air conditioners in the world, DAIKIN, will continue to rely on LBC Business Solutions for warehouse and distribution in the New Corridor, Central Luzon, and North Luzon well into the year 2025.

In photo (L-R): Jerome Santos, LBC Business Solutions, Senior Vice-President and Rodel S. Lugue, DAIKIN Purchasing and Logistics Manager.

Contact LBC Business Solutions and see how their expertise can also help you grow your business. 

LBC can move it for you: visit or call telephone +632 8585 999 (Metro Manila), 1 800 10 8585 999 (Provincial), +632 9086 522 (Solutions) and follow LBCExpress on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. For corporate information, visit

About LBC
LBC is the Philippines’ market leader in retail and corporate courier & cargo, money remittance, and logistics services. With a growing network of over 1,600 branches in the Philippines, over 200 hubs & warehouses, and thousands of partners, and agents in over 30 countries, LBC is committed to moving lives, businesses, and communities and delivering smiles around the world, even during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange through LBC Express Holdings, Inc., LBC aims to deliver value to all of its stakeholders, as it has for over 70 years.  Founded in 1945 as a brokerage and air cargo agent, LBC pioneered time-sensitive cargo delivery and 24-hour door-to-door delivery in the Philippines. Today, it is the most trusted logistics brand of the Global Filipino. 

The Singapore Tourism Board and Cebu Pacific renew their partnership to fly each Juan to Singapore

“We are delighted to renew our partnership with Cebu Pacific, which contributed greatly to Singapore’s strong tourism numbers for 2022. Philippines is a key market for Singapore, and the attractive promotions from Cebu Pacific will be complemented by STB’s ‘SingapoRewards’ programme, which offers a free experience for every eligible tourist to Singapore.” ~Ms. Juliana Kua, Assistant Chief Executive for International Group, Singapore Tourism Board (STB)

Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB), the Philippines’ leading airline, has strengthened its partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) to help travelers reimagine the Lion City and visit Singapore.

Ms. Juliana Kua, Assistant Chief Executive for International Group, Singapore Tourism Board (STB)

In order to commemorate the reopening of Singapore's borders in April 2022, CEB and STB previously executed a memorandum of understanding (MOU). Due to the successes of the past year, both parties renewed the MOU today to intensify their collaboration to promote Singapore, one of the Philippines' most popular tourist destinations. Joint marketing and promotions, as well as joint business development in the fly-cruise, meetings, and incentive corporate groups sectors, will be key projects in this MOU for 2023.

Cebu Pacific and Singapore Tourism Board executives pose for a photo following the MOU signing.

Travelling to Singapore? Want activities for free? Newly released by Singapore Tourism will have you touring for free in no time.

SingapoRewards is a new programme that will provide international visitors with an opportunity to try one of nearly 40 new or “off-the-beaten-path” experiences in Singapore for free, across the whole of 2023. Newly released by Singapore Tourism will have you touring for free

SingapoRewards also supports local tourism businesses by providing a platform to showcase their offerings while encouraging visitors to share their experience in Singapore with friends and family.

Ms. Juliana Kua and Ms. Candice Iyog formally sign the MOU between the Singapore Tourism Board and Cebu Pacific.

CEB provides strong connectivity to Singapore as it currently flies from Manila, Cebu, Davao, and starting in April, from Clark, Pampanga.

“We value this partnership with the Singapore Tourism Board. With recovery in place and our growth plans set in motion, our main goal now is to fly every Juan to exciting destination such as Singapore and enjoy all the offering in this beautiful destination that we missed doing during the pandemic.” ~Ms. Candice Iyog, Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer of Cebu Pacific

Ms. Candice Iyog, Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer of Cebu Pacific

CEB currently operates three flights per day between Manila and Singapore, making it simple for passengers to visit the Lion City, where they can sample the city's renowned cuisine, take in its picturesque locations, participate in adrenaline-pumping activities, or go shopping.

Passengers from the Visayas may also conveniently reach Singapore through Cebu Pacific’s daily flights from Mactan Cebu International Airport.

CEB will also increase its Singapore flights from Davao up to 4x weekly starting on March 26, 2023.

STB Executive Director for Southeast Asia John Conceicaojoin Juliana Kua and Candice Iyog, and Cebu Pacific Director for Marketing Michelle De Guzman for the media Q&A.

Travelers from Northern Luzon will also have a new gateway as CEB starts its daily Clark – Singapore flight on April 28, 2023.

To spur travels to Singapore, CEB travelers can book their flights for as low as PHP499 one-way base fare, exclusive of surcharges and fees on March 13 until March 15, 2023. The travel period is from June 1 to November 30, 2023.

Passengers with existing Travel Funds may use these to pay for flights and other add-ons. Apart from the Travel Fund, other payment options such as payment centers, credit or debit cards, and e-wallets may also be used.

CEB now flies to 34 domestic and 25 international destinations, spanning across Asia, Australia, and the Middle East.

Redemptions and bookings can be made on the VisitSingapore app or SingapoRewards microsite at

Friday, March 10, 2023

P-Pop girl group YARA inks record deal with Sony Music Entertainment, releases debut single “ADDA”

“Sony Music PH and YARA are a match made in heaven. We were surprised that our vision and passion for music are the same. After everything that we’ve gone through, we are very happy that we finally found someone with whom we are confident to work with especially with our music. We know what we want / we know what we're capable of. The song is about YARA. The story of YARA. The song reflects why YARA works hard to strive beyond their limitations and reach for their dreams. YARA wants their audience to know their story, and draw strength from it to conquer their own fears, and learn from YARA’s experiences. YARA wants their listeners to take control of their own lives and dreams. The dynamics of the song radiate confidence and empower our listeners. Unison is also present in the song to highlight that behind showcasing our individual talents, the product of our teamwork sets us apart and makes us who we are. The progression of instrumental placements in the song relates to how our passion (to perform) intensifies throughout our journey amidst the unexpected challenges we’ve encountered along the way.” ~All-women YARA group shares
P-Pop girl group YARA

Sony Music Entertainment, an established record label known for producing some of the biggest names in P-Pop, has added the Filipino quartet YARA to its prestigious roster.

The promising newbie sets out on an excursion with newly discovered freedom — because of the direction of their record name, and their demand to make an imprint in the expanding Philippine music scene.

With the release of their brand-new single "ADDA," which translates to "Apat Dapat, Dapat Apat," YARA makes their debut as a recording artist in a formal capacity. YARA releases a self-assured piece of pop music that doesn't say anything out of the ordinary and possesses merit with a refreshing balance of charisma and edginess.

P-Pop girl group YARA

Their verse begins with a confident declaration. YARA effortlessly navigates a brand-new realm that they have never experienced before, and few newcomers are able to pull off lines that are beaming with delirious energy and excitement.

P-Pop girl group YARA

Combining dance-pop vigor with hip-hop elements and K-Pop feistiness, YARA’s “ADDA” is written and composed by YARA’s very own Kim Natividad, and produced by one of SB19 and Pablo's frequent collaborators, Joshua Nase and Michael “Cursebox” Negapatan (Alex Bruce). 

According to YARA, the empowering mood of the material aims to set the tone of what’s to come for their future releases. 

YARA is a four-piece girl group composed of Gelou, Rocher, Christa, and Kim. They’re one of the newest P-Pop acts under Sony Music Entertainment, which includes SB19, 4th Impact, and more among its top-prized talents. Listen to their new single “ADDA” here.

P-Pop girl group YARA

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