Tuesday, September 19, 2017

“Shopee 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day” breaks record with more than three-fold increase in orders within 24 hours

Shopee 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day, the biggest mobile shopping festival in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, has set a new record with 3.5 times increase in orders and 5 times increase in daily visits within 24 hours. In collaboration with over 30,000 sellers, the event amassed a total of 7 million live chats across the region, with shoppers browsing through non-stop deals from leading brands and sellers, including Sandisk, Mustela, Make Up World, Indoplas, and Silka.

Silka’s Head of Sales, Timothy Chuonco, said, “Our orders increased by 18 times on Shopee 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day and we are currently in the process of ensuring that all orders will be delivered on time. Thanks to Shopee’s strong logistics support, both our sales and order processing have been running very smoothly. We are very happy with the results and the opportunity to satisfy our customers’ needs through 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day. We will be sure to join again next year!”

During this 24-hour sale, the most number of items bought by a single buyer hit 218. The top three performing categories in Philippines were Health and Beauty, Mobiles and Gadgets, and Women's Apparel, while the products that emerged as the most popular choices were Smart Watches, Makeup Brushes, and Canvas Backpacks.

Terence Pang, Chief Operating Officer of Shopee, said, “Shopee 9.9 Mobile Shopping Day has become a highly-anticipated day for online consumers in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. We are glad that many buyers and sellers joined us in achieving this record-breaking milestone. This affirms our belief that Shopee is the leading online shopping platform in the region. We look forward to setting even higher expectations next year.”

To learn more about Shopee, please visit www.shopee.ph. Shopee is available for free download on Google Play and App Store.

The modern Juan paves the way for gender equality at home with Ariel’s #JuanWash

Perhaps no era has prompted a more dramatic shift in gender norms than this one; and these changes are most evident in one of the most basic facets of daily life — chores.

Where household tasks were once viewed as “women’s work” decades prior, nowadays, a more equal division of tasks for cooking, cleaning, laundry duties, and the like in the new millennium is far from unusual.

According to the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), Filipino men are getting more and more involved in household work. In fact, statistics show that a significant increase was seen in the beginning of 2000s, with employed men allotting an average of 5 hours working on chores. This is a big jump, compared to the average of 1.87 hours from the numbers gathered on employed men from 1979.

With these findings, it’s exciting to see how this would continue to take off to new heights. A contemporary and fresh perspective on equality always starts from the core of the community, the family, and this is precisely why Ariel wants to keep the conversation going for every Juan.

As an homage to the men who show their support with the simple yet powerful act of contributing to housework, Ariel’s #JuanWash campaign seeks to inspire men to embrace one of the crucial roles in making a house a home by simply chipping in on the laundry. On September 1, 2017, Ariel will be launching the campaign online as a thank you to the Juan Washers, or the men who confidently help with the laundry thanks to Ariel Power Gel that makes washing clothes easily done in no time at all.

“For a long time, it has been common for women to have a bigger share in terms of household chores. With the rise of double-income homes and a more open-minded cultural landscape, men are now much more accepting of the idea of contributing to the housework,” explains Luisito Morante, Regional Brand Communications for Procter & Gamble, ASEAN Fabric & Home Care.

Many homes have their laundry washed twice a week. If the men of the household were to set aside one day for laundry, this can mean a world of difference for the family as a whole. As a convenient reminder of how each week gives men an opportune moment to show their support, Ariel is looking to dedicate Fridays as #JuanWash days. With this slight addition to their weekly routine, the men of the household can be a New Man as an expert in laundry, all thanks to Ariel Power Gel that makes superior clean effortless. Especially formulated for better stain removal, anyone can now reach the new standard of laundry with Ariel #JuanWash.

By celebrating the men who take a stand for equality through #JuanWash, Ariel continues to break barriers after coming from the successful launch of #AhonPinay – a project in partnership with TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority) that sought to provide women with more work opportunities by training them in commonly male-dominated jobs. Through #JuanWash, Ariel further emphasizes the advocacy of empowering Filipinos by showcasing the modern Juan’s role in laundry chores as a critical step towards welcoming the change to lead. Because someone who is man enough to do laundry, is someone who cares enough to let the women in their lives have the same opportunity to progress even more.

In partnership with Eat Bulaga, Ariel will be scouring through many different barangays in Metro Manila to find Juan Washers every Friday, starting on September 1. Not only is this meant to put the spotlight on individual Juan Washers, but it’s a way to show everyone how valuable their role is in further pushing equality in the family and in the community.

A lot is in store for Ariel’s #JuanWash initiative, and we hope you can also take part in spreading the word for this nationwide movement! Go ahead and be a part of the change by contributing to your share of the household chores with #JuanWash – one wash at a time.

To learn more, visit Ariel’s website, Facebook, and Youtube page.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Win the hearts of hungry millennials with Bounty Fresh Saucy ToriKaraage

Bounty Fresh, one of the country’s leading poultry brands, has launched its newest product, the Saucy ToriKaraage, through a preview of its digital advertisement (www.facebook.com/bountyfreshchicken/videos/10154653286978379/) at the recent Manila Masters eSports Tournament.

The online video—which shows how to win a guy the “Saucy way”—revolves around a young millennial couple, where the man, intensely focused on playing DoTA, is being wooed by his lady love to take a break and have something to eat. And through the irresistible qualities of the Bounty Fresh Saucy ToriKaraage, the busy gamer was instantly swayed into devouring the delicious food she effortlessly whipped-up, the “Saucy way”.

Made of 100% all-natural chicken meat, the lean and tender meal is the irresistibly sumptuous quick fix that today’s young professionals need. With a preparation and cooking time of only 7 to 8 minutes, hungry, on-the-go individuals can enjoy a good-quality chicken meal without worrying about focusing on their current activities.

Bounty Fresh Saucy ToriKaraage comes in two delightful flavors—Teriyaki and Sweet and Sour sauces—ready to satisfy the appetites of fast-paced Filipinos. Indeed, whether you’re a gamer, one with a busy lifestyle, or just a regular millennial, Bounty Fresh has got you covered as it’s always ready to win you over the “Saucy Way” with the Saucy ToriKaraage, Saucy Sarap in an Instant!

Bounty Fresh Saucy Torikaraage is now available in leading supermarkets nationwide.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Rich classic flavors, real value: the Jollibee Burger Steak

For the longest time, the global fast-food scene has one strict rule for beef patties: they only belong between burger buns.

But in a country like the Philippines, a meal can never be considered a proper one without our favorite grain: rice. Most of the local dishes go well with a serving of white rice and a splash of flavorful sauce or broth.

In 1995, Jollibee—the country’s top fast-food chain and proud homegrown Pinoy brand—brought together a fast-food favorite and a Pinoy staple to create a new classic offering: the Burger Steak. Made with 100% beef patty seasoned to suit Pinoy tastes, drizzled with a flavorful mushroom gravy (a time-tested flavor pairing used the world over: beef and mushroom), and served with white rice, the Burger Steak was an instant hit for diners looking for their kanin-and-ulam fix.

Today, the Burger Steak remains to be a consistent Jollibee best-seller, with hundreds and hundreds of meals sold each day in 1,000 Jollibee stores nationwide. The rich classic flavors that this dish delivers is just one reason for its enduring popularity, as the fact that it has remained very affordable for over two decades continues to attract customers, too.

“Aside from the Burger Steak delivering a truly beefy-linamnam, saucy-sarap dining experience every time, it delivers great value, too,” added Ms. Capati. “For only 50 pesos, you get delicious ulam and rice for a truly satisfying meal.”

Experience the beefy-linamnam and saucy-sarap goodness of the Burger Steak for yourself today. The Jollibee Burger Steak is available for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru transactions, with prices starting at P50.00* for the Solo Meal.

For more information on your classic Jolly favorites, like www.facebook.com/JollibeePhilippines or follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

* Prices may vary across different locations.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Shopee Partners with Red Cross to Help Filipinos Prepare for Disasters

Shopee, the leading online shopping platform in the Philippines, partners with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to promote National Disaster Resilience Month this July. The partnership encourages Filipinos to be equipped and self-reliant to be able to survive the first and most crucial 72 hours following a calamity, during which amenities such as electricity, water or telephone lines may not work, and rescue teams may not be able to reach the location immediately.

“Shopee is proud to work with the Philippine Red Cross as we promote the importance of resilience after a disaster.  We hope that by having the PRC Lifeline Kits available on Shopee, this helps Filipinos prepare for and survive in the aftermath of disasters or emergencies,” said Macy Castillo, Shopee’s Head of Commercial Business.

The PRC Lifeline Kits offered on Shopee feature essential items such as flashlights, whistles, thermal blankets, first aid kits and other supplies to help support anyone during the first 72 hours of an emergency. Various kits that can be carried while evacuating are available for everyone — children, adults, or even the entire family.

In the wake of a magnitude 6.5 quake that hit the Visayas earlier in the month, the PRC reminds residents of Metro Manila and nearby provinces that they should prepare for the “Big One”, a magnitude 7 earthquake along the West Valley Fault, which is ripe for movement.

“We need to plan ahead for every disaster. By making preparations to ensure effective and efficient responses, we help build resilient communities ready to face any disaster. Efficient volunteers, together with strong logistics support and information technology, will allow us to build a more responsive and better Red Cross for the community,” said PRC Chairman and Senator Richard Gordon.

The PRC kits are available through the official Red Cross PH store on Shopee (https://shopee.ph/redcrossph) and comes with Free Shipping and Cash On Delivery (COD) nationwide. Filipinos across the country can now better prepare to face potential disasters.

“It’s best to be prepared and have an emergency kit at home, the office, and other places we frequent. Shopee is committed to helping the PRC promote swift response and resilience in the face of adversity. This will not only come in handy, but also save lives,” Castillo adds.

Shopee is available to download for free on the App Store and Google Play. To learn more about the PRC Lifeline Kits, visit the Shopee Red Cross PH store at https://shopee.ph/redcrossph.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Is your child safe from inheriting your family’s diseases?

Are you worried that your child may inherit illnesses that afflict your family? Now you have the chance to prevent it from happening. Thanks to the constant dedication of health experts, mothers can now reshape their child’s future by acting early to lessen the risk of having childhood obesity, which can lead to onset of inheritable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and allergies. Fortunately, the risk of developing these diseases may be significantly lowered by paying attention to the milk that your child consumes.

Milk is vital to the growth and development of a child as it contains protein and nutrients which are crucial to a child’s growth and development. When choosing the right milk, it is important to provide the one with optimized protein. Optimized protein is high quality protein at lower quantity that offers the right kind and amount of amino acids that promotes appropriate weight gain and helps reduce the risk of obesity and other non-communicable lifestyle diseases. Moreover, optimized protein with hydrolyzed whey has been proven to help reduce the risk of allergies by 50%.

This most advanced protein can be found in NANKID OPTIPRO FOUR and NANKID OPTIPRO HW FOUR. And now, NANKID gives children a better chance for a healthier future through the NANKID Family Health Screener.

The Family Health Screener is a user-friendly interface that can be accessed through the NANKID website. Parents can simply input information about their health history (blood type, allergies, weight, height, diabetes history, etc.) to learn the possibility that their child may be at risk for food allergies, asthma, diabetes, and obesity, among others. These results can be shared with their doctors to know how to best address their child’s health needs by leveraging on the power of optimized protein.

Help reshape your child’s future health today. Take the Family Health Screener test today to learn more about your child’s possible health risks and discuss with your pediatrician. The sooner you know, the more options you can choose to help build a strong nutritional foundation for life.

To learn more about optimized protein and the NANKID Family Health Screener, visit their website at www.nankidoptipro.com.ph.  

Powdered milk drinks suited for healthy children above 3 years of age, Nestle's NANKID OPTIPRO FOUR and NANKID OPTIPRO HW FOUR are formulated with optimized protein to ensure age-appropriate weight gain. It also has partially hydrolyzed whey for protection against allergies.

Saturday, May 6, 2017


Have you ever wondered why you even try?

Did someone take you down and laugh when you cry?

And you still don't know how you even survive?

Well... I feel you bruh. These things happen to me also.

I know it's a bit cliché to write about my problems and rant here in these blog.

Hard Times by Paramore hit me right in my feelings. The lyrics are so relatable.

Yeah you could say that I'm the happy-go-lucky girl whenever you see me on social media or in person. I can get mad, be grumpy or something that can be rude to other person but hey I'm a human. I also have limits.

I would say I'm used to being used, like taking for granted. An option to someone. Let them push me down and let it be. I don't complain at all and it feels like normal to me na.

But sometimes I ask myself

Why did you let them do this to you?

Are you sure you're immune to this?

Is this really normal?

And I came to my senses, this isn't right.

Every night I always cry because they keep blaming those mistakes to me which I didnt do anything that's relate to their problems, I'm the oldest sa magkakapatid.

And since I'm the oldest syempre sa akin sisi. Hindi ko rin naman masisisi sila dahil kapag nakagawa ka ng mistake of course, hindi na sila maniniwala pa.

There's also time before the school ends.
They keep talking about me because I'm the teachers pet of blah blah and I was hurt. I act infront of them like it's no biggie prob.

To all people out there who's been suffering from depression like me.

I know it's like you're living in hell everyday because every night you cry behind those pillows and wake up every morning feeling okay which you're not. But I'm telling you everything's gonna be okay, be brave.

Don't let everyone push you down.

Don't cry when someone bully you.

Don't do anything reckless because your loved ones will be affected if something happens to you.

There are many problems that you will encounter when you're older and be prepared.

Laugh it off if you make mistakes, we're not perfect. Accept your flaws hehe.

We're gonna hit the rock bottom! 😀

Life is a bitch!
You can do it! We can do it!

-Seungyoon ❤