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."

Get ready to collect happy experiences at the Cream-O Flix Fest 2019

Are you ready for the summer fun?

On its third year, Cream-O Flix Fest once again invites all Cream-Oholics to another exciting outdoor cinema experience. Themed “Collect Happiness”, Cream-O Flix Fest will celebrate a common love for movies, playing games, and eating their favorite chocolate cookies on April 6, 2019, at the Quezon Memorial Circle, from 3pm onwards. The event is free and open to the public.

A lineup of blockbuster movies presented by Cream-O awaits attendees in the outdoor movie marathon. Join the adventures of Marvel Comics’ mutants in X-Men Apocalypse; follow the comedic antics of beloved Po in Kung Fu Panda 3; and sing-along to the songs of The Greatest Showman.

Cream-O goes all-out in bringing next level fun to this unique one-of-a-kind event. Aside from the film showing, live music performances and raffle giveaways, there are activity booths that will surely make everyone’s experience more awesome and memorable. Take a photo with friends and family in the colorful Cream-O-OOTD booth, challenge your movie knowledge in the Cream-O Movie Combo, unleash your creativity in the Happiness Studio, and test your luck in the Pachink-O and Tic-Tac-O game.

Not to be missed is Cream-Ofied Creations, a crowd-favorite activity where everyone can customize their own Cream-O in four easy steps: (1) choose a Cream-O cookie variant, (2) dip it in chocolate, jam, or peanut butter (3) sprinkle your choice of toppings and (4) drizzle with your favorite kind of syrup.

Spread the excitement with your friends and family using #CreamOholics and #CreamOFlixFest2019 and get ready to collect happiness with your favorite Cream-O cookies. Follow Cream-O on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at “/creamoholicsph” for latest updates.

Meet SAM, first in-mall customer service robot

Good news to all SM shoppers! We now have a new friend, SAM, the country's first ever in-mall small robot.

As part of a series of innovations designed to improve customer malling experience, SM Supermalls raises the bar in customer service with the introduction of SAM, an artificial intelligent (AI) humanoid robot programmed to deliver a smoother, more personalized and efficient interaction with customers.

Now at SM Megamall amd coming soon to other SM malls, SAM is designed to help with directions and provide mall information about the latest deals, promos and events. Equipped with an advanced face recognition technology, it can also make personalized greetings to customers once they enter the mall. Customers can chat with SAM through the SM Supermalls facebook page. It serves as 24/7 online concierge that can provide information like branch locations, malls schedules and promos, to name a few.

SAM was created in partnership with the Cal-Comp Technology (Philippines), which is a leading provider of electronic and original design manufacturing services.

Next time you visit SM Megamall, drop by Mega Atrium, Mega Fashion hall or Bank Drive and say HI to SAM for more fun, convenient and exciting malling experience.

For more information, visit SM Supermalls social media accounts @smsupermalls or at www.smsupermalls.com

Monday, March 25, 2019

Do you fall into #MalnutritionTraps ?

Do you know that our country has been facing the rise on the number of underweight and overweight Filipinos for more than 20 years? The World Health Organization (WHO) defined this phenomenon as the “Double Burden of Malnutrition” or the “prevalence of both undernutrition and overweight in the same community, nation, or region.”


To address this problem, our government launched the Pinggang Pinoy® campaign in 2014. Pinggang Pinoy® is an easy-to-understand food guide showing proper food group portioning on a per-meal basis. This reflects the principles of MOderation, VAriety and BAlance (MOVABA) to promote healthier eating habits.

Solving the Philippines’ Double Burden of Malnutrition should be a collaborative effort between the public and private sectors as it is not an easy feat. With this, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation partnered with government agencies to conduct education programs to raise awareness and promote the practice of Pinggang Pinoy® in malnutrition hotspots, where incidences of Double Burden Malnutrition are high. This training was given to homemakers/mothers who have malnourished (underweight, stunting, wasting, overweight and obese) school-aged children.

The pilot run resulted to improvements of the knowledge & attitudes of households related to the practice of Pinggang Pinoy® within target areas. However, behavior changes towards healthier eating habits remains to be a challenge. The program uncovered a number #MalnutritionTraps that some Pinoy households easily fall into.

The following #MalnutritionTraps provide a picture of how unhealthy eating habits may lead to Double Burden of Malnutrition,

Overconsumption of carbohydrates: Voracious rice eaters can easily fill half of their plates with rice. Others have pandesal & noodles as regular meal deprived of other nutrients derived from a well-balanced meal.

Under consumption of vegetables and/fruits: It is common for some to be content with rice & meat to satisfy their hunger and skip/take insufficient amount of vegetables/fruits. Fact is, the variety of colors found in Glow foods are important sources of vitamins & minerals to sustain our energy & keep us from getting sick.

Overconsumption of protein: Typical Filipino “SILOG” meals include double serving of proteins (e.g. Tapa+Itlog, Tocino+Itlog, Longanisa+Itlog, Bangus+Itlog). Eating different kinds of protein is fine for as long as they are taken in moderation. We must also avoid protein dishes served high in fat, cholesterol and sodium.

More stories about #MalnutritionTraps can be referenced from these documentary videos:

“Puro Carbs” -- https://bit.ly/2ugrvec

“Breakfast Skipper” -- https://bit.ly/2Fota83

“Kulang sa Protina” -- https://bit.ly/2JnFV6B

“Pamilya Unlirice" -- https://bit.ly/2WdTCqC

Aamin na ako, guilty ako sa Unli Rice, nakalakihan ko na ang KANIN. Ako mismo ay nabubuhay sa ngalan ng kanin. Lumaki ako sa pamilya na nag aalmusal ng sinangag at malakas ang konsumo ng kanin kahit konting ulam e ok na. At sana ngaun taon e mas mapraktis ko pa ang pag bawas ng kanin at pag dagdag ng gulay sa aming meals.

To help Filipinos break free from #MalnutritionTraps, Ajinomoto’s Culinary Nutrition Team prepared Healthy & Delicious Pinggang Pinoy® Recipes, downloadable through https://bit.ly/2HIsfkj. Busy and budget-restricted homemakers will also find these Pinggang Pinoy® recipes useful because all are easy-to-do and affordable (P250/day for family of 5).

For more updates about Mag-Pinggang Pinoy® Tayo!, visit www.ajinomoto.com.ph and facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Glenmark Philippines Inc. leads in creating First Aid “first responders” at school and at home

Glenmark Philippines, Inc., an affiliate of a leading research-based pharmaceutical company Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, conducted a “First Aid for Kids Training” through its brand on wound care, Foskina Ointment.

Through the training at the SMX Convention Center from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Glenmark aims to increase awareness about the value of knowing the application of basic first aid, particularly among parents and school facilitators of pre-school and kindergarteners.

Kids in this age range are usually prone to cuts, scrapes, and burns, acquired either at home, school or other areas like malls, parks, and playgrounds where they are most physically active. Thus, it is of utmost importance that parents and school facilitators are knowledgeable when it comes to applying first aid as the “first responders” on proper wound care management and in other cases of emergencies.

Among the highlights of the training will cover wound care and burn management, allergies and bites, and CPR and choking.  The lectures and hands-on demos will be led by the team behind Early Intervention Management, Dr. Dan Luchangco from the Emergency Department of the Makati Medical Center and Dr. Joy Sto. Domingo, Chairman of the VRP Emergency Medicine Consultants.

Media partners for the event include Manila Bulletin (Digital), Channel Hue, Experience Travel and Living magazine and Moms & Kids Magazine.

For cuts and scrapes, fix it with Foskina! For more information about Foskina Ointment, visit www.firstaidforkids.ph , or follow them at Instagram (firstaidforkidsph) or www.facebook.com/firstaidforkidsph.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Glitter City celebrates Women's month at SM Masinag

In celebration of Women's month, SM Masinag joins the celebration with Glitter City at its mall atrium.

Launching the celebration is a Glitter Gala Runway featuring girls and women of all ages. Young women sashay the runway wearing Barbie clothing in celebration of 60 years of the iconic Barbie doll. The mall atrium of SM Masinag displays an 'Instagrammable' all-pink Barbie-inspired playhouse with a life-size doll box fpr shoppers to take photos with.

Joining the fashion show are young women from the Autism Society of the Philippines and distinctive women from the City of Antipolo including Ms. Cynthia Verdera, the general manager of local paper plus Kathryn Bernardo's cute niece, Lhexine. They received a beautiful makeover courtesy of Ever Bilena before they hit the runway.

SM Masinag shoppers also win freebies with when they scan the QR codes scattered at the Glitter City centerpiece during the event. Glitter City is one of the many exciting events of SM CitY Masinag for 2019.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Wake up to a joyful morning with Jollibee’s Jolly Breakfast Day celebration

Monday mornings can be the most difficult since it’s the start of another challenging week. But on March 11, 2019, get ready to start your week on an exciting note as Jollibee spreads more joy with Jolly Breakfast Day!

To bring more joy to customers on March 11, the country’s number one fast-food brand will be celebrating “Jolly Breakfast Day”, where free Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Sandwiches will be given to customers seeking a delicious and satisfying way to start their Monday.

From 8:00 to 9:00 AM, head to the nearest Metro Manila Jollibee Breakfast store and get a chance to get your hands on the new Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Sandwich!

“Breakfast is perhaps the most important meal of the day, and a flavor-packed, satisfying meal in the morning can spell the difference between a great day and an ordinary one,” said Mari Aldecoa, Jollibee Marketing Director for Core Category.  “Jollibee’s New Breakfast Sandwiches offer breakfast favorites in a meal that’s easy to enjoy even when you’re on the way to a long, busy day at work or at school!”

The Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Sandwich brings together classic breakfast favorites in one easy-to-eat, affordable sandwich. Imagine your favorite Bacon, Egg, and Cheese sandwiched between two soft buns lathered with a butter and maple syrup spread for that extra hint of deliciousness. It’s a sandwich that truly delivers the joy needed to kickstart the day ahead. The Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Sandwich is available at P50 (solo). Jollibee also offers an Egg & Cheese Sandwich available for P39 (solo).

For more information on Jollibee’s Jolly Breakfast Day Celebration and other events, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Studios on YouTube, and follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Cebuana Lhuiller launches easier, more convenient way to save through micro savings product

One of the country's leading microfinancial services company, Cebuana Lhuiller launched the Cebuana Lhuiller Micro Savings. This product will provide Filipinos with a more convenient and affordable means to save their hard-earned money.

Cebuana Lhuiller Micro Savings is Cebuana Lhuiller's response to BSP's call for financial inclusion. In 2018, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) released circular order 992 also known as the Basic Deposit Framework which eases the process of opening a bank account. Through the circular, anyone can open a basic deposit account for less than Php100, with no maintaining balance and dormancy charges.

Cebuana Lhuiller Micro Savings launch with Senator Chiz Escudero

Opening a Cebuana Lhuiller Micro Savings account requires only one valid ID and a minimal Php50 initial deposit. And because of Cebuana Lhuiller's wide network of branches comprised of 2,500 retail infrastructures, account holders can deposit and withdraw anywhere at their most convenient hours.

The minimum cash deposit is Php50 while the maximum cash deposit is Php50,000. For withdrawal transactions, the minimum amount is Php100 and the maximum amount is Php5,000. Cebuana Lhuiller Micro Savings account earns interest per annum if the account has an average daily balance of Php500.

For more info, you may contact Cebuana CARES team at cebuanacares@pjlhuiller.con or you may visit Cebuana Lhuillers facebook page.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Try Mang Inasal Bangus Sisig this Lent

If you are looking for ways to observe fasting and abstinence this Lenten Season, you may want to try this ‘hidden gem’ in the menu of Mang Inasal.

Try the Mang Inasal Bangus Sisig which a number of foodies claim to be really “Bangusarap!”

Savor this delightful dish of sizzling bangus chunks, seasoned with special spices, ideal this Lenten Season.

During Easter and for the rest of the year, you can still have your fix of Bangus Sisig, together with other Mang Inasal favorites like the Chicken Inasal, Halo-Halo, Pork Sisig, Palabok, Molo Soup and New Iced Gulaman. Visit any of the over 500 stores of Mang Inasal nationwide or place your orders at #733-1111.

Thursday, February 28, 2019


Have you ever worried that there’s so much stuff that’s unfit for kids to watch on tv these days? Parents and guardians need not to fret because ZooMoo provides a safe space for your little ones. Made especially for kids with developing minds, the channel aims to help parents provide a more kid-friendly entertainment for their preschoolers and make kids learn more about animals and nature.

ZooMoo recently hosted a panel discussion for parents and guardians on the importance of teaching their kids about animals and nature at an early age. The session discussed how parents can help children develop better AQ through different activities they can do at home,
and how ZooMoo provides assistance as their kids learn.

Led by journalist and environmental advocate Gregg Yan and lifestyle television host Kelly Misa-Fernandez, the panel session was held at the Zoo Coffee of Ayala Vertis North. The event was a fun morning filled with kids activities, interesting animal facts, and discussions focused on
how children can become good caretakers of the planet.

ZooMoo believes that fun and learning go well together. This English-language based media channel nourishes children’s Animal Quotient (AQ) through its library of shows that capture their attention and awaken their imagination. ZooMoo provides deeper information about animals, their habitats, behaviour, and characteristics in a simplified yet visual way that are highly
appealing to kids.

The channel comprises 1,500 self-contained shows combining spectacular wildlife footage with a range of puppetry, animations, and narrative techniques to create a unique viewing and learning experience for little viewers. ZooMoo’s programming lineup follow five themes: explore time, create time, play time, puzzle time and quiet time. The channel also carries a strong message of conservation to help kids become more compassionate towards the creatures we share the planet with.

With ZooMoo, parents are encouraged to share their child’s viewing experience which can be more interactive through the revolutionary ZooMoo App. Available to download on Google Play and AppStore, this innovative technology serves as a second screen where parents can allow their children to participate in the immersive world of ZooMoo shows on a tablet or smartphones even away from the home television. Children and parents engage in a world of games, music, puzzles and activities.

The ZooMoo app’s Parent Page offers personalized support for things parents can do with their children to help their learning. With the advent of this new form of programming, ZooMoo helps kids to grow up with a better grasp of the animal world, making them good stewards of this planet.

One of the defining characteristics of ZooMoo programming is that it aims to improve a child’s AQ providing a deeper, more meaningful understanding of different animals and species including their natural habitat, diet, unique traits, and other interesting trivia.

ZooMoo’s program line up is packaged in an easy to understand format that is fun for both parents and kids. SKYcable subscribers can choose to add ZooMoo (channel 120) to their channel line-up for only P20 per month via SKYcable Select.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

5 Things Filipino Moms Worry About

Motherhood is an amazing feat. We look at a mom and wonder - how does she do it? Although the casual observer sees Wonder Woman, the Queen of Multitasking, we often miss what they do not let us see: their internal struggles and daily worries.

Lamoiyan Corporation’s Licealiz Head Lice Treatment shampoo reached out to mommy netizens (mothers who are active online or keep a blog to chronicle their motherhood journey) to find out the biggest concerns Filipino moms may have today.

The tribulations of motherhood
Being a mom is definitely not a walk in the park. Mommy Iris of the online blog Pinay Ads shares that as a first-time mom, she was worried about how to do everything properly. She says, “My worry is if I can do it (motherhood), especially as there are no books to guide us. You can’t really learn it properly until the baby arrives. (Ang worry ko is if I can do it, kasi syempre there are no books naman. Hindi mo naman mapag-aaralan agad unless andyan na talaga yung baby).” Both she and Mommy Gracie of Tipid Mommy agree that research is a good way to overcome this. “It helps a lot to read online articles, learn from experienced moms and from mom friends, both online and offline,” shares Mommy Gracie.

Raising well-rounded kids
All moms want their children to grow up as model citizens. Mommy Donna of Everyday Adventures wants her son Jayden to learn the value of excellence. “I know that I myself am a hardworking person, so I want him to grow up the same way (Kasi ako, alam ko sa sarili ko na I’m a hardworking person, so gusto ko ganun din siya paglaki),” she emphasizes. She also wants him to learn how to treat people kindly and be gentle to all kinds of people.

Academic pressures
The first day of school is not just nerve-wracking for the kids, but for the parents as well. For Mommy Gracie, the first time her son, Zee, entered school, she and her husband were worried about how he would do. But as she saw how much he flourished in his learning environment, she felt a little more at ease. As for Mommy Iris, whose daughter Sammy is three years old, she shares that finding the balance between learning and play is important. “At our house, when we play, there’s still learning. For example, colors, numbers, (Dito naman sa house ‘pag naglalaro kami, mayroon pa ‘ring halong learning. Kunware colors, numbers),” she recalls.

Interacting with other kids
As children grow older, the more they feel inclined to playing outside, exploring, and meeting other kids.  Sometimes, these interactions affect the children’s character, which is why Mommy Adae of Adae to Remember worries that her daughter Abby will meet kids who could be a bad influence to her. She says that a way to overcome this is to talk to the kids and tell them right away that what they are saying or doing is wrong. This is a sentiment that Mommy Reylen from Made it Through Mum also resonates with, especially if she feels that her kids will imitate children who disrespect their parents. “But I’m not that scared,” she admits. “Here in our household, they know how to respect others (Pero hindi naman ako ganun katakot. Kasi dito sa bahay, alam naman nila. Sanay silang rumespeto sa iba).”

Health risks
Like any mother, Mommy Mhaan of the blog Mommy Rockin’ in Style is always worried that her son, Cloud, is not getting the sufficient health resources he needs. When kids go out to play, the chances for exposure to various diseases increase. Mommy Mhaan is afraid that Cloud will get injured or contract diseases like dengue, flu, or head lice. “I’m doing my best, but sickness is inevitable,” she laments. She says that it is important to use the right products and take the right steps to easily reduce the health risks that the children are exposed to.

Head lice is one of the many unforeseen health risks that children can obtain. Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo is the perfect solution to eliminate both head lice and your worries. It is recommended to use Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo twice a week for two weeks for treatment of head lice.

Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo in 10mL and 60mL Regular and Soothing Coolness variants.

To know more about Licealiz Head Lice Treatment Shampoo, visit www.facebook.com/licealiz

Serenitea creates #MomentsOfCompassion on its 10th anniversary

With ten years of prosperity and success under its belt, Serenitea believes that it’s time to give back and share the blessings to the community that put them on the map. As a culmination of its 10th anniversary celebration, Serenitea launched its initiative called #MomentsOfCompassion, which started Last October, 2018.

The founders of Serenitea, Juliet Chen (General Manager-North) and Jennifer Wong (General Manager-South) believe that compassion is the cornerstone of humankind. The founders believe that anyone can help make the world better in their own little way, whether through
charitable acts of service or donations. Furthermore, these little acts contribute to a bigger purpose or a greater good.

What makes this campaign special is that customers are involved in this endeavor because the brand believes that customers are an integral part of the Serenitea family. Customers joined by purchasing any of the Brown Sugar series items: Pearl and Grass Jelly Brown Sugar (a concoction made with luscious brown sugar ice, chewy pearls, grass jelly, and cream that’s inspired by a Taiwanese dessert served in a cup); Pearl Brown Sugar Taho (a chilled Taho sweetened with luscious brown sugar ice and topped with freshly cooked chewy pearls); Pearl Brown Sugar with Holly’s Milk (a concoction made with chewy pearls drenched in luscious brown sugar syrup mixed with creamy premium farm fresh milk); and Pearl Brown Sugar (a concoction made with chewy pearls drenched in luscious brown sugar syrup,
mixed with creamy premium farm fresh milk, topped with our Signature Cheese Frost and generously sprinkled with Muscovado). The Brown Sugar series is one-of-a-kind because of its creamier taste without an overpowering sweetness. More so, the inclusion of a popular Filipino
treat such as taho is also a way to take a beloved Pinoy street snack a notch higher for a cozy teashop.

Richard Juan spent the afternoon with kids from Bahay Aruga

This year, Serenitea chose Bahay Aruga as the sole beneficiary for its #MomentsOfCompassion campaign this year.

A portion of sales from this line from October to December 2018 donated to Bahay Aruga. As it continues to celebrate its 10th anniversary in business, Serenitea will continue its mission to serve the best tea, coffee, and snacks in town, while giving back and improving the lives of others through charitable works.

To know more about Serenitea’s upcoming events and activities, follow Serenitea on
Facebook at https://web.facebook.com/iloveserenitea, or on Instagram at
http://instagram.com/iloveserenitea. You may also visit their website at www.iloveserenitea.com/.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Tips for maintaining healthy eating habits for the New Year

The new year always brings excitement and motivation for people who want to have a fresh start. One of the most common New Year’s resolutions we hear is about healthy eating, which is also probably one of the hardest things to follow.

However, don’t give up just yet. Making changes in your health takes commitment, but it is possible. One of the keys to succeeding is by forming and maintaining healthy eating habits.

Not sure where to start? Worry no more as Beko Philippines, the Official Partner of the Everyday, listed four tips to help make 2019 a healthful year for you and your family.

Drink enough water

We all know that drinking water is essential for the body but, what most of us don’t realize is how being properly hydrated plays a key role in our health.  In fact, dehydration often manifests as hunger, causing you to eat more.

Water not only helps the human body function well, but it also helps in maintaining a healthy weight and eliminating toxins. So, keep in mind to drink at least eight to 10 glasses every day.

Avoid fast food

Fast foods like French fries, burgers, pizzas, doughnuts, among many others, are high in sodium, fat, and sugar. Eating too much of it over a long period of time raises the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity.

Going to fast food joints can also lead to the formation of unhealthy eating habits. That is why it is important to eat it in moderation—or better if not at all.

Choose the better option

Some of the foods we enjoy eating are often not good for us. That is why it is essential to look for healthy alternatives. For instance, you can replace your regular fries with sweet potato. This slightly sweeter option is higher in fiber and vitamin A and is lower in calories than your usual potato.

You can also replace the classic hotdogs and burgers with a sandwich made with natural ingredients. By choosing the better option, you are ensuring your health and the quality of the food you consume.

Pack a healthy lunch and snacks for work or school

Packing lunch and snack for you or your kids is not only a good way to save money but is also an effective way to eat healthier since you know what ingredients are going into it.

By preparing your own food, you are able to control the quality and the amount of food you eat. It also help you avoid grabbing food from the cafeteria, restaurant or fast food, which are often not the healthiest option.

To make the journey in maintaining healthy eating habits more fun, consider using Beko’s GG15126DXPR Cooking Range, which has four Gas Burners plus a Wok Burner, Gas Oven, and Electric Grill. This cooker has the CleanZone feature, where the inner glass doors of the ovens are coated in oleophobic technology, which resists dirt and grimes so you don’t have to spend your time cleaning oven doors with heavy duty products. It also has an electronic ignition integrated into the knobs, which provides easy and simple lighting for gas burners.

The GG15126DXPR’s oven has a Gas Safety feature, which senses flames that might occur. If the flame goes out accidentally by wind or some kind of liquid, the gas flow automatically cuts off. And lastly, it has a Flame Failure Device for Burners that automatically cuts off the gas supply to prevent any gas leakage if the flame is accidentally extinguished by wind or overflowing liquid.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

It’s PLAY at OKADA MANILA’s 1st birthday and you’re invited!

Calling all kids and kids-at-heart!!! PLAY at Okada Manila is celebrating its first anniversary with a month-long birthday party this February 2019!

The PLAY at Okada Manila team led by Director for Spa, Fitness & Recreation, Vikki Aquino.

This indoor fun area—the hub of “Purposeful Learning and Activities for the Young”— delivers educational entertainment for children aged 1-16 years old where thoughtful and joyful programs are available all year round.  Young visitors can immerse themselves in a whole range of educational yet playful facilities in a safe environment. Apart from interacting with fellow children and engaging in social activities in the eight different neighborhoods, youngsters and even guardian visitors can enjoy a variety of hour-long learning sessions with certified teachers and trained, qualified coaches to enhance individual abilities and academics.

“Since opening last year, PLAY has established itself as a pioneer in offering holistic child development in a convenient leisure destination like Okada Manila,” said Director for Spa, Fitness & Recreation, Vikki Aquino. “We have been first in offering a full line of dedicated programs that combine fun, play, and learning for our young guests. PLAY is more than just an indoor playground—it’s where kids can unleash their imagination, develop life skills, and enjoy the journey toward unlocking their future potential.”

Among the unique programs offered by PLAY are Toddler the Explorer (motor skills development for children aged 1 to 3 years old), Hero Camp (group fitness activities for better health and well-being), Colors and Creations (arts and crafts for creativity and fine motor skills development), Hello, Good Looking (to enhance independence in hygiene, grooming, and social interactions for children aged 4 to 16 years old), and Stage Presence (stage workshops for guests aged 4 to 16 years old who are passionate about the performing arts).

Themed parties, educational tours, and other seasonal events also fill PLAY’s calendar. Each event is carefully planned and designed to deliver on PLAY’s mission of holistic child development.

“And as we celebrate our first anniversary, we are throwing a month-long celebration that will definitely delight both children and their parents!” added Aquino.

On February 10, 2019, PLAY is throwing its very first birthday party when guests can expect a magical day full of joy and laughter. From 2 to 6PM, the whole PLAY crew will host games and activities where participants can take home special prizes.