Tuesday, April 16, 2019


FOLLOWING last month’s successful implementation of key improvements involving its electronic banking services, BDO Unibank will launch the next phase of its system upgrade this coming Holy Week.

As a result, the following services will be temporarily inaccessible to clients starting 8PM on April 19 (Good Friday) to 12nn on April 20 (Black Saturday):

·      ATMs
·      Mobile and Online Banking
·      Debit and Cash Card transactions

Branches, meanwhile, will be closed from April 18 (Maundy Thursday) to April 21 (Easter Sunday) in observance of the Holy Week. Regular operations will resume Monday, April 22.

“We are advising our clients and the general public to perform their banking transactions ahead of this scheduled activity to avoid any inconvenience,” BDO said in an advisory.

Once completed, the system improvement will allow BDO to provide better service to its growing number of clients and offer banking convenience to even more Filipinos.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Endless Looney Tunes playtime awaits kids with latest Jolly Kiddie Meal

This April, Jollibee is giving young ones the chance to play with our all-time favorite Warner Bros. characters – Bugs Bunny, Marvin the Martian, Sylvester, Tweety, Daffy Duck and Taz - with the Jolly Kiddie Meal Looney Tunes.

Kids can place the ever-adorable Bugs Bunny on top of his skateboard and launch him in three different directions to escape Taz which can spin wildly by squeezing his legs. They can also let Marvin the Martian pilot his flying saucer with a pull of a cord to catch Daffy Duck who always gets thrown off a big ACME rocket when it hits a hard surface. They can also help Sylvester spring up using his pogo stick to reach sweet little Tweety Bird swinging inside her cage.

Collect all six toys with every purchase of a Yumburger (P80), Yumburger Meal with Drink (P100), Jolly Spaghetti (P95), Jolly Spaghetti Meal with Drink (P105), 1-piece Burger Steak (P95), 1-piece Burger Steak Meal with Drink (P105), 1-piece Chickenjoy with Rice (P120), or 1-piece Chickenjoy Meal (P135), each with its own Jolly Joy Box.

So, what are you waiting for? Hurry and start collecting the Jolly Kiddie Meal Looney Tunes fun squad which is available until April 30 only. Go to the nearest Jollibee branch to complete all six toys!

Friday, April 12, 2019

Experience HP LaserJet Printer quality and reliability with Free HP Everyday Paper

Every day, HP LaserJet printers and toner cartridges never fail to deliver on their commitment to make an impact on business documents by consistently printing sharp black texts and crisp graphics.

Now, to make sure that enterprises can truly maximize the reliability of HP LaserJet printers to grow their business, every purchase of HP CF217A, HP CE285A or HP Q2612A Black Original LaserJet toner cartridges and HP CE285AD, HP Q2612AD, or CB435AD Dual Pack Black Original LaserJet toner cartridges, comes bundled with a free ream of HP Everyday Paper.

Engineered to a higher standard, HP Everyday Paper has ColorLok Technology which helps deliver low levels of paper dust to maximize printer longevity and ensures consistent quality prints. HP Everyday Paper is made of 100% eucalyptus pulp that comes from sustainable forests, making it environment-friendly.

So, what are you waiting for? Buy any of the participating HP Original Toners at authorized HP resellers nationwide to get your free 500 sheets of letter-size HP Everyday Paper! Promo period is until April 30, 2019 only. See posters and print ads for more details. Per DTI-FTEB permit no. 1221, series of 2019.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Get ready for an exciting summer adventure with McDonald's Kiddie Crew workshop : Explore edition

Summer is just around the corner and its the perfect time for McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop!

On its 27th year, McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop continues its tradition of making learning an adventure for the kids and giving them a unique and memorable experience at McDonald’s. Through play-based activities, kids aged 6-12 will experience all the fun things that make up McDonald’s, and at the same time, learn good values, build confidence, and discover new talents, all in the company of new friends!

The workshop will turn kids into budding adventurers as they set out to complete fun and educational tasks, like making their all-time-favorite McDonald’s Cheeseburger, and serving delighted customers from behind the Front Counter or the Drive-Thru window! They also get to sing, dance, and let their creative juices flow with different activities that make for a memorable summer experience.

You can choose your workshop schedules. They have weekday workshop runs for 5 days with each day lasting for 2 hours while the two-day weekend workshop lasts for 3 hours per session. You’re sure to find a schedule that will best fit you and your kid’s summer activities!

All these fun activities, new friends, happy memories, and loads of goodies await them for just P695 for the weekday workshop, and P595 for the weekend workshop.

But the fun and surprises don’t end there! McDonald’s has a special treat for those joining the Kiddie Crew Workshop, with free membership to the new Kiddie Crew Club -- offering members exclusive and exciting perks all-year round!

So what are you waiting for? Enroll your little explorers in the McDonald’s store nearest you and give them an unforgettable summer experience! To know more about the McDonald’s Kiddie Crew Workshop, visit https://McDoKiddieCrew.com.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Mang Inasal successfully holds National Halo-Halo Sarap Day with surprise store visits by celebrity endorsers Angel and Empoy

Mang Inasal, the leading Pinoy fast-food restaurant that serves the 2-in-1 sa Laki, Nuot sa Ihaw Sarap Chicken Inasal, successfully celebrated the third National Halo-Halo Sarap Day (NHHSD) with its customers who got to enjoy the creamiest Pinoy halo-halo at P20 off in all Mang Inasal stores nationwide.

Delighting customers with their surprise store visits were the “General’s Daughter” star Angel Locsin who went to the Mang Inasal Circuit Makati store and comedian Empoy Marquez who went to SM Fairview and SM Novaliches stores during the NHHSD.

Starring in the latest Mang Inasal Pinoy Halo-Halo TV commercial aired on the same day as the NHHSD, Angel told customers at the Circuit store that she is really a member of “Samahang Simot,” or those diners who really finish their halo-halo up to the last drop.

“Narito po kami ngayon ng Mang Inasal para magpasalamat sa inyong walang sawang pagsuporta sa Pinoy Halo-Halo. Alam naman po ninyo na talagang paborito ko ang Pinoy Halo-Halo dahil ito ang da best sa creaminess. Espesyal ang gatas nito dahil ito ay ginawa lang para sa Mang Inasal (We are here today to thank you for your endless support for Pinoy Halo-Halo. You know that it is really my favorite because it is the creamiest. It is made from special milk made exclusively for Mang Inasal),” she said.

One of the customers who came to celebrate was a balikbayan from Malaysia, Susan Casteral, who came with her son. She always eats at Mang Inasal every time she goes back to the Philippines. She said that she loves eating the Mang Inasal Pinoy Halo-Halo because it has the right amount of sweetness and the creaminess that stands out.

Josephine Quiatchon, who came with her friend, is a senior citizen who loves Mang Inasal Pinoy Halo-Halo. She finds it really delicious because it has the creamiest milk and generous serving of ingredients.
“Kahit senior na at sipunin na, tuwing summer kumakain talaga ako lagi ng halo-halo (Even if I’m already a senior citizen and would always have colds, I still make it a point to eat halo-halo during summer),” she jovially shared.

Katrina Nagidao, who came with her daughter, even won a prize in one of the NHHSD raffle draws at the Mang Inasal-SM Novaliches store. She said that she and her daughter always eat at Mang Inasal since her daughter loves its Chicken Inasal, while she craves for its creamiest Pinoy Halo-Halo.

Mang Inasal Brand Manager Schubert Quilinquin said that the National Halo-Halo Sarap Day was celebrated in over 500 stores nationwide as Mang Inasal’s way of showing its appreciation to its customers who contributed to making its Pinoy Halo-Halo a well-loved dessert or merienda (snack).

“We thank everyone who joined us in celebrating the National Halo-Halo Sarap Day this year. We hope to celebrate with all of you again next year, as we prepare more surprises for you at our stores,” he said.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Earth Hour at SM City Sta. Mesa

In your own way, how will you save the Earth?

In celebration of Earth Hour, SM City Sta. Mesa invited different entrepreneurs to share their vision and mission on how to #Connect2Earth.

Monnick Cruz fron Silent Beads is eager to create beautiful beads, seed papers and other crafts that grow into plants after use - all from paper wastes. Anne Yee of Jacinto & Lirio ( meaning "Hyacinth and Lily"), is a social enterprise that transforms a 'pest' into eco-iconic and multi-functional leather goods sustainably provides beautifully handcrafted plant leather goods which are impressively multi-functional yet stylish conesational-pieces with a lifestyle appeal for professionals and companies who wants to create a strong patriotic environmental and socio-ethical statement. Mark Joseph Laceste fron Bambuhay is set to lead the planet and build opportunities through empowering.

SM City Sta Mesa's creative installation shined brightest as the mall turned off lights at exactly 8:30pm. The centerpiece was filled with different commitments made to save the Earth and the environment - reduced food waste, save water, conserve energy, shop locally, go car-free.

Thank you SM City Sta Mesa for reminding us our responsible in taking care of our mother Earth. We all need to do our part and we should #Connect2Earth

Monday, April 1, 2019

College students prepare to taste their full their potential with Teenspeak, Pepsi Philippines

What if students had a hand on how big companies did advertising campaigns or addressed business challenges for their target market? What difference would their new ideas and innovations bring to the table?

These were the possibilities Pepsi Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) and the University Philippines Advertising Core (UP AdCore) sought to challenge in this year's iteration of the annual Teenspeak competition—"Start with a Sip."

"We've consistently partnered with educational institutions as part of our desire to drive inclusive growth for our stakeholders," said Monique Castro, PCPPI Corporate Affairs and Communications Senior Manager. "We've done lots activities and initiatives for children like our annual Brigada Eskwela project and this time we've set our sights on building up the youth through this competition."

As UP AdCore's flagship inter-university idea generation competition, Teenspeak aims to test the strategic skills of students in coming up with creative solutions for a challenge posted by the organization’s partner brand. A series of mentorships and boot camps with PepsiCo and PCPPI executives await participants who will vie for a prize of Php100,000 and an exclusive tour around a PCPPI bottling plant.

2018 saw a total of 100 teams from various colleges and universities in Metro Manila signing up, and on its tenth year the organization is expecting more competitors taking up the challenge.

"For its tenth year, UP AdCore joined forces with PCPPI to give participants the perfect opportunity to gain valuable experiences and learn from the best in the industry," said Bianca Aquino, Project lead for Teenspeak.

The partnership coincides with PCPPI's celebration of its 30-year legacy of serving Filipinos quality thirst quenchers.

Castro added that the collaboration will assist students in both honing their skills and deepening their principles by sharing their company values. "While we are encouraging the participants to expand their thinking and put into practice the theories they've been imparted with, we will also be imparting to them who we are as a company and the values we have that propelled us through 30 years of successful business in the country."

The Teenspeak bootcamps and mentorships will run throughout March 16, 25 to 30 with the competition culminating on April 27 for the Finals.

"Teenspeak and PCPPI are confident that students have what it takes to realize their ideas," said Aquino. "All they need is to refresh their spirit and explore their abilities."