Wednesday, November 13, 2019

You can now instantly transfer funds to more than 40 banks with your PayMaya account

Getting turned off by the hassles and extra transaction fees of moving money to another bank account? Did you wish you didn’t have to line up at a bank branch just to make a deposit? Now there’s no need to worry–you can now skip the line and send money the most convenient way with PayMaya’s Send Money to Bank feature powered by InstaPay!

That’s right, with your upgraded PayMaya account you can send money* to more than 40 local banks and financial institutions that can receive money via InstaPay. The best part is it’s absolutely instant and secure–helping account holders save time and effort whenever they need to send money to another person’s bank account.

“This new feature will definitely make it easier for PayMaya account holders to manage their money conveniently. Whether they’re sending money to an online seller or transferring money from one of their bank accounts to another, everything is instant and seamless with PayMaya’s new Send Money to Bank feature,” said Shailesh Baidwan, President of PayMaya.

It’s really easy to Send Money to Bank via PayMaya. In the app, go to Send Money and select To Bank Account. In the next screen, choose the bank or financial institution you’ll be sending money to, put in the amount you want to send, and fill in all the important details of your recipient. It’s so simple, and your recipient will get the money in an instant, and as of now PayMaya is not charging any transaction fees for the service until further notice.

This new feature is also in accordance with the efforts of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to increase the percentage of digital transactions in the country to 20% by the year 2020, under the National Retail Payment System (NRPS).

So if you’re looking for a better way to manage your money between accounts or you just want to avoid the hassles of falling in line at the bank, now is the best time to have a PayMaya account so you can take advantage of this exciting feature.

Get your own PayMaya account by downloading the PayMaya app now for iOS or Android, and signing up today to feel the joy of sending money to anyone, anytime in the fastest, most secure, rewarding, and hassle-free way!

To know how you can get even more from your PayMaya account, check out or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

PayMaya, the digital financial services arm of Voyager Innovations, is the only financial technology company in the Philippines offering integrated consumer and merchant payment solutions with the widest on-ground branch network. It is the first to give millions of Filipinos an e-wallet that allows them to pay cashless transactions at any time of the day, anywhere in the world, and from any device. It is the financial technology arm of Voyager Innovations, the leading technology company in the country backed by PLDT, KKR, Tencent, World Bank’s IFC and the IFC Emerging Asia Fund.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

LG Pushes the Limits with its Unique Original Technology R1 CompressorTM and Smart Inverter

As the leader in the HVAC industry, LG Electronics (LG) recently held a press conference at Solaire to formally introduce the brand-new 2020 line up for single commercial air conditioners (CAC).

Air-conditioning is integral to everyday life in the Philippines, owing to the tropical climate that can get blazing hot at times. However, according to the Global Competitiveness Report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), electricity in the Philippines ranks a lowly 92nd globally, meaning the price of electricity is very high. This makes air-conditioning not feasible for some households due to the costs involved. Recognizing this issue, LG, by applying innovative technology, has achieved a high-efficiency and cost-effective solution in the brand-new line up for single CAC.

LGs brand-new line up for single CAC, which are perfect for restaurants, small and medium-sized stores, and small and medium-sized offices, include the Floor Standing, the Ceiling Mounted Cassette, the 1 Way Ceiling Cassette, the Ceiling Suspended, and the Ceiling Concealed Duct. To attain high-efficiency and cost-effectiveness, the products are rigged with LGs revolutionary R1 CompressorTM and Smart Inverter.

The compressor used in the new line up is an LG-exclusive R1 Compressor with a shaft-through bottom compression structure. With its innovative technology, the R1 Compressor has resolved the endemic problem of a relatively low efficiency in the widely used rotary compressor and improves the tiling motion of scroll. By virtue of the compressor, it lowers the noise to 4dB and reduces its weight by 20%.

In comparison to other companies line up for single CAC, which is operated with a non-inverter compressor, all of LGs CAC is operated with the inverters. With the LG Smart Inverter, the annual price of electricity is expected to decline by 25% compared to an on/off model. Likewise, users can receive quick return on investment within 20 months by virtue of energy savings. Moreover, it enables air flow to cool in a long distance. Since the Floor Standing unit can reach up to 20 meters, it makes it possible to cool a room even though it is far from the unit. Furthermore, a five-step air cleaning feature reduces maintenance costs and makes upkeep simple and fuss-free. In terms of performance, it has a wide operation range as low as -15°C and as high as 48°C outdoor temperature.
After announcing the brand-new line up for single CAC, LG also introduced the Dual Vane Cassette, an upgraded version of the 4 Way Ceiling Cassette, and the Round Cassette which raised expectations and set the bar high. These products will be launched in the second quarter of 2020 after launching single CAC.

The conventional 4 Way Ceiling Cassette is equipped with four vanes, so it used to offer air flow in four ways. However, LG also introduced the Dual Vane Cassette which is equipped with innovative dual vane technology. Since the Dual Vane Cassette has eight vanes, it manages air flow more precisely and provides optimized air flow for users. Also, the Dual Vane Cassette allows users to choose six different modes, including three patented ones. Thus, it offers the best air flow over various spaces.

With a premium round design, the Round Cassette provides perfect circular air flow without any blind spot by minimizing junctions whereas a conventional round cassette has three outlets to provide three-way air flow with blind spots. In addition to that, unlike other brands round cassettes which controls wind direction in three steps, LGs Round Cassette is equipped with crystal vanes, enabling the user to control the direction in six steps. Moreover, the 3D fan increases air flow rate by 5% while lowering noise. With a larger air flow rate, cooling rate becomes 30% faster.


When it comes to the holidays, no one celebrates it better than Pinoys. In fact, we are known to have the longest Christmas season in the world kicking off in the -ber months when the fun starts and the countdown begins. As Christmas day is fast approaching, Max’s Restaurant offers the Philippines sumptuous new treats that will truly ignite your festive spirits—the new Nilagang Pasko and Bibingka Cheesecake!

Uniquely Filipino traditions are very much alive especially during Christmastime as Pinoys start organizing reunions with families and friends as early as September. This year, make the festivities twice as merry, vibrant, and colorful with the new Nilagang Pasko, Max’s own take on the well-loved pochero dish. Dig into a tender trio of beef bulalo, cured meat, and chicken submerged in a rich annatto oil-infused broth with potatoes, pechay, squash, sweet potatoes, green beans, and saba banana. Partnered with eggplant salsa, this dish will certainly light up your Christmas dinners.

Come together and reminisce the good times with the people who matter in your life, because Nilagang Pasko is also available for sharing with the Holiday Classics Supreme Bundle—a jubilant spread consisting of one (1) hearty bowl of Nilagang Pasko, one (1) regular whole Sarap-To-The Bones® Fried Chicken, a choice of one (1) Pancit, Chopsuey, or Lumpiang Shanghai, one (1) Large Plain Rice, five (5) glasses of iced tea, soft drinks, or sago’t gulaman, and five (5) regular Buko Pandans. This feast for five can be yours for just PHP1,799.

With Simbang Gabi just around the corner and the year almost ending, cap off every get-together with Bibingka Cheesecake, Max’s Corner Bakery’s unique take on the classic Filipino Christmas staple. For only PHP249, this extraordinary kakanin and cheesecake concoction is a marriage of soft, fluffly vanilla chiffon and smooth and silky cheesecake, generously topped with salted egg slices. Wrapped in aromatic banana leaves, the Bibingka Cheesecake is definitely a nostalgic yet ultra-modern treat for you and your loved ones. Max’s Corner Bakery also has its heavenly Caramel Fudge Cake available for only PHP687, which is an incredibly moist and fudgy chocolate cake elevated with luxurious caramel icing and piped chocolate fudge.

Indeed, Max’s newest dishes and treats especially made for the Christmas season will have diners come running to their nearest store despite the holiday rush!

From November 4, 2019 till January 3, 2020, the new Nilagang Pasko and Holiday Classics Supreme Bundle is available in all Max’s Restaurant branches nationwide, and Bibingka Cheesecake and Caramel Fudge Cake in all Luzon stores only. For more information, visit

Holiday Budgeting with GCash

It’s almost the middle of November and we’re counting down the days to Christmas. And we all know what the season comes with lots and lots of eating out. The holidays are a time for reunions and get-togethers with family and friends, so the weeks into Christmas see packed restaurants everywhere.

And of course, this comes with a cost. We usually make holiday dining extra-special- we choose better restaurants than, say, our regular weekend meals or payday treats- and so we spend more.

One thing we can do to make sure we don’t break the bank is plan our spending around our eating. The best way to do this is to go cashless. Mobile wallet GCash may just be the tool you need to ensure you spend responsibly while enjoying dining out.

For instance, if you have two night-outs scheduled for the week, you can set a cap of P1,000 in your GCash account, or P500 per meal. You could cash in ahead over-the-counter at 7-Eleven branches or by linking your bank account, which could be easily done on the app.

Next, make sure you stay within the budget. Do stick to cashless, do not bring cash except for the emergency. And then choose a meal that would satisfy your cravings but is still reasonably priced.

When it’s time to pay, use GCash’s scan-to-pay, a convenient payment feature offered in over 50,000 establishments, including restaurants and coffeeshops.

To use this upon getting the tab, open your GCash app, and tap pay via QR Code. Most use this, while some, like Starbucks, use a bar code. Upon opening the screen, just scan the restaurant’s QR Code at the counter, then input the amount. Payment is instantly confirmed.

Then you can track your payments on GCash’s transaction history feature, which you will see on the page after login. You can set the period of time you wish to include in the history. Once you set this and confirm, GCash will send you an email with the file of your transaction history.

This will help you easily keep track of your spending. Whether its dining out, grocery shopping, or retail therapy, the app helped us live within our means with such ease and convenience.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Shopee Unveils New Christmas Jingle with Jose Mari Chan on Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas TV Special

Our favorite Shopee kickstarts the festive season with a star studded performances by Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, Heart Evangelista and Jose Mari Chan on the Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas TV Special aired on GMA and Shopee Live.

Shopee fans and even kapuso stars were very excited to welcome the Shopee 11.11 Christmas Sale. During the TV Show, Shopee brand ambassador Jose Mari Chan amazed viewers with an exclusive live performance of the newest Shopee Christmas jingle. Shoppers can look forward to the official launch of the Christmas jingle on all online channels on November 12.

The newest Shopee Christmas jingle is a fun rendition of Jose Mari Chan’s highly popular original “A Wish on Christmas Night”, and was specially composed to welcome Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale.

Jose Mari Chan, said, “I am excited to be working with Shopee again to bring joy and laughter to Filipinos during this festive season. Christmas is one of the biggest celebrations in the Philippines and I am thrilled to be given an opportunity to work with Shopee to release a new jingle. I always have an enjoyable time with Shopee and hope my fans will look forward to what we have in store throughout the holiday season.”

Today! Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale will offer consumers unbeatable deals including all-day sitewide free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend. There will be up to 95% off from leading brands including Pampers, Silverworks, Bosch, Unilever, Maybelline, Olay, Pantene, Globe, Anker, Safeguard, Watsons, Huawei, and more. Viewers of Shopee Live can also tune in to a 12-hour livestream session with non-stop prizes including vouchers and iPhone 11 giveaways.

Catch these crazy deals during Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale on November 11:

● Silverworks: Users can score up to 80% off on all Silverworks products including necklaces, earrings, and bracelets.
● Maybelline: Users can enjoy up to 60% off Maybelline best-sellers such as  Maybelline Sensational Liquid Lipstick, Superstay Full Coverage Foundation, and Hypercurl Waterproof Mascara.
● Unilever: Users can get up to 50% off popular products such as Dove Intense Repair Shampoo, Ponds Cleansing Balm and Surf Detergent Powder at Unilever Official Store.
● Huawei: Users can anticipate exciting discounts and special bundles on Huawei products such as Huawei Band 4, Huawei Mate 30 Pro, and more at Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale.
● Bosch: Users can look forward to up to 55% off on Bosch power tools and accessories such as cordless drills, hammers, and more.
● P&G: Users can watch out for discounts of up to 50% on favorite P&G brands like Pampers, Olay, and Safeguard.

Shopee has a wide selection of product categories ranging from consumer electronics to home & living, health & beauty, baby & toys, fashion and fitness equipment.

Find out more about Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale at

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

Congresswoman Rida supports and listen to mayor Arthur

Do you believe in saying, "Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife"? Well, I strongly believe in that and another proof is the team Robes of San Jose Del Monte. Meet Congresswoman Florida Robes also known as Ate Cong to her constituent.

Last week, Congresswoman Rida supported her husband at the awarding ceremony of Seal of Good Governance award from DILG at the Manila Hotel. She's very happy that finally they have the award and all departments of San Jose Del Monte worked for it.

According to her, one of their (Mayor Arthur) secret is 'communication'. They communicate well and she listens to her husband. And that is the great advantage of their team for San Jose Del Monte.

Watch out also for their more projects lined up especially this coming holiday season. They have their annual gift-giving and their attempt to Guinnes Book of World Records for the 'Biggest Lantern'.

ARya San Josenos!!!!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Jollibee just launched Cookies ‘n Cream Sundae Twirl!

Our favorite Jollibee just announced their latest addition to their roster of delectable desserts – the Cookies ‘n Cream Sundae Twirl!

A new twist to our favorite Jolly Twirl, you can now experience the thicker and creamier vanilla soft-serve now encrusted with crushed Oreo cookies, with sweet white chocolate coating, and topped with a whole Oreo cookie!

“The mix of crushed cookies, with white chocolate coating, and a whole Oreo on our popular soft-serve ice cream is a delightful combination we can’t wait for everyone to experience,” said Kay Segismundo, Jollibee’s Senior Marketing Manager for Complementary. “The awesome new Cookies ‘n Cream Sundae Twirl is the perfect treat for any time of the day!”

Treat yourself to a wonderfully-sweet Cookies ‘n Cream Sundae Twirl for only P39! It’s available for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru at all Jollibee stores nationwide.

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