Friday, December 27, 2019

Jollibee surprises holiday commuters with free Chickenjoy during their ride home!

Being away from loved ones regularly can be difficult, which is why the holidays have become such an important season to reunite families. But these days, traveling back home to provinces and far-flung areas can be extra tiresome with the heavy traffic, long commuting lines, and hectic holiday rush. This can take a toll on Filipinos mentally and emotionally, especially when all they’re thinking about is going home to celebrate the most joyful time of the year with the most important people in their lives.

This Christmas, Jollibee helps Filipinos go home to their families with a little more love—and a lot of joy. Holiday commuters in select provincial bus routes received a special surprise from Jollibee on their way home. Hundreds of free Chickenjoy buckets and Jollibee gift certificates were distributed to the lucky commuters, perfect for sharing with the families that eagerly awaited them at home.

Passengers were all smiles, some even in tears! “Ito po, pagsasalubong namin sa mga apo,” one of them said, holding on to the Chickenjoy bucket in gratitude. Another expressed joy being able to see the Jollibee mascot live: “Masaya po talaga na nakita namin sa personal si Jollibee. Nagyon lang po namin nakita si Jollibee.”

Watch the heartwarming event on video here

“We wanted to make the ride home of the hardworking Filipinos extra special with a little surprise from Jollibee, especially with all the Christmas rush and anticipation to get home to spend time with their families,” Jollibee Philippines’ Marketing AVP for Bestsellers Category Cathleen Capati said. “As a family-centric brand, we do believe that being with family amid busy schedules and other separation factors is the most precious and meaningful way to spend the festive holidays—along with everyone’s favorite Chickenjoy!”

Share the video to encourage the joy of bonding with family and loved ones over the holidays. Celebrate this Christmas season with the country’s #1 fried chicken, available through dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru in all Jollibee stores nationwide and like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Studios on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

Sunday, December 22, 2019


Araneta City’s entertainment mecca, the Smart Araneta Coliseum, brings in to the country the multi-awarded performances of the China National Acrobatic Troupe in a Christmas Show titled  “The All-new Grand China Acrobatic Circus.”

The Grand China Acrobatic Circus presents the daring, the splendid, the bold and the spectacular. It features mind-blowing tricks, death-defying acts, graceful choreography loaded with color and excitement deftly presented by internationally renowned and multi-awarded Chinese acrobats.

The Circus themed performance is set to give Filipinos personal firsts experience of heart-stopping shows, daring and thrilling performances guaranteed to be a hit among audiences young and old.

One never-to-missed act is the Rose Bud contortionist, a mythical fox in a trance of contortion and coquetry. Another jaw dropping act is the Peking Opera’s Huadan (heroines) in Diabolo, where performers in majestic suits intrinsically play the Chinese Yo-yo.

The All-new Grand China Acrobatic Circus will run from December 25, 2019 to January 4, 2020 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.
Enjoy a 25% discount on every purchase of ten (10) tickets by using a Mastercard Debit, Credit, and Prepad card in any Ticketnet outlets. The promo can also be availed via and the Araneta City Mobile app by using the promocode MCARANETA25.

Interested buyers may also call 8911-5555.

It's the Season of Giving at Robinsons Townville, Pulilan

Can you feel the Christmas season? Almost all places are now in the mood of Christmas season especially the malls. Do you know that Robinsons Townville is the chain of community malls of Robinsons Retail Holding, Inc.? It was launched in 2015. Situated near schools are residential areas, Robinsons Townville offer convenient shopping in the neighborhood with the presence of its anchor stores. These include Robinsons Supermarket, Robinsons Department Store, Robinsons Appliances, Handyman, Daiso and South Star Drug.

Entrance pa lang, fell good ka na with vibrant Christmas decors

In time for the holidays, Robinsons Townville celebrates Christmas thru their "Our Season of Giving" campaign. Robinsons Townville aims to share an ultimate Christmas experience for everyone through the launch of their annual Christmas parade featuring our all-time favorite Christmas characters – Santa Claus, Dancing Elves, the Gingerbread Man and a walking Christmas tree ready to spread festive cheer for this season. Time complete the Christmas parade, Robinsons Townville invited local chorale groups to perform heart-warming and joyous carols set to dazzle the whole family. This spectacular series of events has been made possible with the help of partners such as Coca-Cola,  SSelecta, Pure foods, PLDT, Amazing Kids Interactive Center and Century Pacific Food, Inc.

Sing Bulacan Chorale performed Christmas Carols

Ang saya ng kids (that's my daughter, Isabelle) at Christmas parade

Don't miss this special experience with your family and visit Robinsons Townville malls this Season of Giving, last stop at
Robinsons Townville Cabanatuan on December 22.

Don't forget to take awesome selfies or groufies and use the hashtag #OurSeasonOfGivingAtRobinsonsTownville

Check out also more activities next year for the exciting 2020 at the nearest Robinsons Townville.

For more updates, you may visit Robinsons Townville on the following:
FB: @RobinsonsTownville
IG: @robinsons_townville

Saturday, December 21, 2019

#CheckThisOut --- Samgyeop Mania at Marikina

Good news to all Marikenos, Samgyup craze is now at Graceland Plaza via Samgyeop Mania.

Samgyeop Mania offers Unli meat and korean buffet for as low as Php399/head. You can enjoy the goodness of Unli pork and beef bbq with hotpot and Korean Buffet. Savor the bowl of vegetables and dumpling in a shabu-shabu style. They have also my favorite fish cake and japchae at the buffet area.

The place is also perfect for barkada hangout or just samgyup cravings. You can also enjoy the dine in experience with free iced tea. And if your group of 10 you get 1 free.

So what are waiting for? Schedule your samgyup date with your loved ones or barkada and head on to Samgyeop Mania. For more updates like and follow @samgyeopmania on facebook and soon on Instagram.

#CheckThisOut -- Yakikai Korean Buffet's soft opening

Craving for Korean/Japanese cuisine? Here's the best place for you guys!!! Check out Yakikai Grill located at #122 Sct. Lazcano, Brgy. Sacred Heart, Quezon city.

Yakikai Grill & Fusion Buffet offers Korean grill and Japanese buffet, super sulit kasi ang dami choices from Japchae to maki, sushi, tempura, yang chow and more.

Yakikai's Premium set - NOW p339 only (reg. P499)

     - 10 types of meat ( included freah shrimp)
     - cheese dipping
     - korean & japanese Buffet

Must try!
Yakikai's signature Emperor Set

     - 10 kinds of meat grills
     - Fresh shrimp grill
     - Prime U.S Beef Steak grill
     - Shrimp Tempura
     - Salmon Sashimi
     - Jjamppong
     - 10kinds of side dishes Buffet.
     - Cheese dipping.

I highly recommend Yakikai, great food, accomodating staff and sulit (not expensive). It's all worth everything you paid for.

So what are you waiting for? Come and experience Yakikai craze from 4pm to 2am. Like and follow @yakikaigrill on social media for more updates and promos.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Philippine Heart Center advances cardio thoracic surgery education in the country

The Philippine Heart Center (PHC) and the Children’s Heart Foundation, in partnership with B. Braun Medical Supplies, recently launched the country’s first advanced Cardio Thoracic Surgery Skills Lab at the Center of Excellence in Cardiovascular Training and Education, which is poised to advance the medical education on cardio thoracic surgery in the Philippines.

The opening of the Center of Excellence in Cardiovascular Training and Education is a testament to PHC’s commitment to elevating the standard of healthcare in the Philippines. This new center will serve as a skills and surgery training center, which will be equipped to provide skills simulation, proctorship, and observation, as well as live surgery.

Apart from this, the Philippine Heart Center is also taking strides towards addressing common healthcare services problems, including long waiting lists and recovery periods of patients, long operation times for surgeons, and reducing the turnaround time of the health care process and surgery altogether.

With the new training center, the PHC does not only aim to promote continuing medical education for medical personnel, particularly with regard to minimally invasive cardio thoracic surgery, it also hopes to improve the overall experience of Filipino patients from consultation to recovery.

“With cardiovascular diseases rising as one of the top causes of death in the country, it is only apt that we tap into various partners in the private sector to leverage on their expertise and technology in order to improve our health care system and provide better services to Filipinos,” said Dr. Gerardo Manzo of Philippine Heart Center. “We are optimistic that opening the training center, in partnership with the B Braun Medical Supplies, will allow us to improve the quality of life of patients and elevate the standard for cardio thoracic surgery in the Philippines and the whole Asia-Pacific region.”

The short courses designed by both B. Braun and the Philippine Heart Center will be taught by faculty comprised of Philippine medical professionals as well as foreign experts from ASEAN and European region.

In order to facilitate the medical education at the Center of Excellence in Cardiovascular Training and Education, the facility will be equipped with B. Braun Medical Supplies’ latest innovations—the AESCULAP® 3D EinsteinVision® and the AESCULAP® Valve XS.

These technologies aim to equip medical professionals with improved visualization and depth perception of the operating field, which makes it possible for cardiac surgeons to perform open heart surgeries through smaller incisions. This means that patients are now able to recover faster, as compared to conventional open-heart procedures.

“B. Braun Medical Supplies believes that providing continuing medical education among Filipino medical professionals will allow to boost the overall health in the country, especially that the rate for cardio thoracic surgeries is increasing in the Philippines,” says B. Braun Medical Supplies Managing Director Lih Chyun Yeong.

To date, 21 medical professionals have been trained at the newly inaugurated center found at the 5th floor of the Medical Arts Building of the Philippine Heart Center, and will continue to train more in the coming months, as well as potentially establish more health center in other provinces.

Tokyo Tempura, the perfect treat to enjoy this holiday season!

Get ready for a bucket-filled of tempura as Tokyo Tempura presents their Family Bucket. If you're completing your Christmas list at Tutuban area, check out the Tokyo Tempura at Market place and indulge yourself with tempura.

Christmas bucket, 45pcs. Tempura super sulit for party with family or barkada.

Check out also the flavored tempura, I personally like the Garlic parmesan.

Sriracha Butter
Soy Garlic
Garlic Parmesan
Hickory bbq

Try also the Imperial Mix, you get a load of shrimp tempura, kani tempura, and chili cheese tempura!

#CheckThisOut Hodai restaurant

Calling all Japanese food lovers!!! Check out Hodai Restaurant and enjoy the unlimited fusion Japanese cuisine.

Hodai offers Japanese cuisine in a modern buffet styled setting. Menu consists of 3 sets: Gold, Silver and Value.

Try the Hodai Restaurant December Set Menu Promo. You can choose any of the following:

Gold Set Weekday
Lunch - 299 per pax  Dinner -349 per pax

Weekend and Holiday - 399 per pax

Unlimited 10 kinds of Japanese Dishes ✔️ Fresh Asian Salad
✔️ Teriyaki
✔️ Rose Cream Pasta
✔️ Shrimp Tempura
✔️ Roll & Maki
✔️ Toriten (Japanese Fried Chicken)
✔️ Kimchi
✔️ Tonkatsu
✔️ Cheese Cream Spicy BBQ Bowl
✔️ Shogayaki (Pork BBQ with ginger)

Silver Set
lunch -249 per pax  dinner- 299 per pax

Weekend and Holiday - 349 per pax

Unlimited 8 kinds of Japanese Dishes ✔️ Fresh Asian Salad
✔️ Teriyaki
✔️ Rose Cream Pasta
✔️ Shrimp Tempura
✔️ Roll & Maki
✔️ Toriten (Japanese Fried Chicken)
✔️ Kimchi
✔️ Tonkatsu

 Value  Set
Weekday - 199 per pax

- kimchi, toriten,cream rose pasta , fresh asian salad ,maki and roll

They have also Spin the Roulette promo, and you can get a freebie for every set menu.

Chevk out also the new ala carte, 2 kinds of Japanese Ramen, Tonkotsu Ramen and Loin Tonkotsu Ramen. The soup broth is based on pork bones and other ingredients, which are typically boiled for several hours, and Loin Tonkotsu Ramen(ロース 豚骨ラーメン) is traditionally topped with sliced pork loin and served with ramen noodles that are hard in the center.

Come and visit them this Holiday Season at 14 Examiner St. Quezon City abd follow them on social media.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Pambansang Take Out is finally OUT!!!

As a mom, we are in charge for the meal preparation daily, especially for the celebrations whether its simple or grandest. And now that its Christmas season, we all have different parties to prepare and attend. And I want you to share my new found friend, Pambansang Take!!!

Pambansang Takeout is a delivery food service in selected areas of Manila. They aim to help us celebrate life occasions by providing quality and best tasting food without hassle.

Of course, we want food that our family or friends will truly enjoy. Pambansang Take out's menu are not just ordinary "handa". I personally like their Palabok, naalala ko tuloy tatay ko, ayaw nya kasi pag kulang sa sahog gusto nya kada kuha or subo may sahog. Pambansang Take out will definitely satisfy our cravings, hindi tayo bibitinin.

Solo 75
Family (6-10pax) 620
Party (21-25pax) 950

Lumpiang Sariwa
(10pcs) 560

Cordon Bleu

Solo 90
Family (6-10pax) 930
Party (21-25pax) 2150

Tilapia in Mango Sauce

There's more to try, to order just send message on their facebook page @pambansangtakeout or call or text 0917.520.0878 or (7)586.1977, or
book a GrabFood Delivery (applicable if location is within 4km from our stores in Pasig and Cainta).

Happy Handaan!!!

Make Every Pinoy Home's Yuletide Feast "PASKONG SARANGANI BAY

Sarangani Bay Prime Bangus, a local brand in the Philippines that produces all kind of bangus-related delicacies and is available in leading groceries and markets is encouraging every Filipino home to make their Yuletide feast more enriching with a "Paskong Sarangani Bay" as theme. Packed with delicious goodness and rich in vitamins, protein and minerals, Sarangani Bay Prime Bangus is sure to be savored, especially during the holidays, where most of the foods can be unhealthy.

Sarangani Bay's Executive Chef Gigi Angkaw in a recent Paskong Sarangani Bay get-together/appreciation gathering with Blogger partner shared some delicious holiday recipe ideas using Sarangani Bay Prime Bangus product. Among them were Bangus Sisig, Holiday Crostini with Smoked Fist Pate, and Spicy Sardines Pasta using MIO (Milkfish in Oil). These recipes give a healthier take to any noche buena celebration.

Sarangani Bay also showcases its #LoveLokal campaign through its Facebook page Kusina Sarangani, wherein they proudly shoe their food products, provide authentic Filipino recipes and encourage every Filipino to patronize our own.

Sarangani Bay Prime Bangus originated its name from the place itself, Sarangani Bay, a Southern part of Mindano which is home to a rich seafood experience – that is, where the company also get its fish supply. The brand is proud to say that it is the Philippines's largest processor and exporter of seafood. Sarangani Bay has a variety of food products – whether it be unseasoned, cooked, bottled, marinated, which is sure to bring delight to any family's dining table.

Sarangani Bay is available in selected S&R, Showise, SM Supermarket, Waltermart, Rustans, and Robinsons outlet nationwide. For more of Sarangani Bay and their other meal recipes, follow them on it check their website

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Order your favorite langhap-sarap meals online via the Jollibee Delivery website

Jollibee makes ordering one’s favorite food faster and more convenient with the relaunch of the Jollibee Delivery Website! Starting now, customers from all over the country can simply use their smartphones, laptops or tablets to order Jollibee meals online by visiting

The new Jollibee Delivery Website boasts of an enhanced design interface, easy-to-use platform, order tracking and scheduling, as well as updated security features for secure transactions. It features all-time favorite Jollibee meals such as Chickenjoy, Yumburger, and Spaghetti, which can be delivered anytime and anywhere for a minimum order of just P200. Customers also have the option to pay via cash-on delivery or online using their credit and debit cards.

So, whenever you’re craving for delicious meals, just go to and your orders are a few clicks away.

For more information, like and visit Jollibee’s official Facebook page at

Friday, December 13, 2019

Two easy ways to prevent Dry Skin during holidays – for mom and child

Christmas might be the busiest time of the year not only for kids but most especially for the moms of the family. But the effect of holiday stress on one’s health goes both ways and the first visible sign may manifest through our skin.

Stress can cause our skin to look dull, dry and lifeless. And the cold weather makes it a lot worse.

Now, our child’s skin is not only thinner and more sensitive, but it also produces fewer moisturizing oils so naturally it dries up easily.

When the barrier of the skin is vulnerable it can quickly lose moisture, and external irritants or environmental factors can penetrate the skin’s protective outer layers more easily causing a lot of problems.

Moisturize from the Inside

“What you put in their mouth is as important as the products you apply on their skin,” says Dr. Lily Ong-Lim, Top Pediatrician of St. Luke’s Medical Center.
The most important thing to do to keep our skin healthy during the holidays is to hydrate or drink lots of fluids. An increase intake of fruits and vegetables can also provide the skin with the necessary nutrients it needs to be healthy.
Walnuts, Avocado, Sweet Potatoes, Cucumber and Flaxseed are just some of the best food to include in your diet when you want to keep your skin hydrated.

Moisturize from the Outside

For child’s skin care, the adage "less is more" is definitely the way to go.
Except for drool and diaper changes, children don't get very dirty. For the first month or so, a sponge bath once a day will keep them safely clean. In between, simply clean your child’s mouth and diaper area with a little water or cleanser.
Resist the urge to bathe your child frequently because frequent bathing removes the natural oils that protect baby's skin.

Never use scented baby products in the early months that can irritate your child's delicate skin and aggravate certain skin conditions like eczema.

If your child suffers from dry skin, it can be incredibly difficult to find a product that brings them relief. It’s a condition which can be extremely uncomfortable for both the child and also the mom.

Finding the right products to use is therefore very crucial - one product that have proven to win the hearts of moms (and children) around the globe is Oilatum bar Soap.

Moisture -PROTECTnology

Oilatum bar Soap is an emollient cleanser suitable for everyday cleansing for dry and sensitive skin, it is gentle enough for everyday use.

Its gentle properties make it a great soap option not only for adults with dry sensitive skin but also for children.

Routine Moisturizing with Oilatum bar soap
Incorporating Oilatum bar soap into your routine is incredibly simple;

1. Use lukewarm water and massage the soap bar into the skin to create a luxurious lather, before rinsing off.

2. Pat child’s skin dry and resist rubbing - too much towel friction can chap delicate skin.

The cold weather and the stress should not stop you and your child from enjoying the holiday season.  Just remember to keep your skin well hydrated and your child’s skin clean and moisturized with the help of Oilatum.

Friday, December 6, 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Bring love and joy this Christmas through Hallmark x 7-Eleven’s holiday collaboration

The air is chilly, the mood is merry, and the lights are out and sparkling. What a joy it is to have the holidays upon us once again. This is the time to give back and share the love and blessings we have received this year, as it is what the true spirit of Christmas is.

This Christmas, Hallmark is inviting you to celebrate the season with the gift of love and care. In hopes to bring holiday cheer to street children, Hallmark is partnering with PhilSeven Foundation, convenience store 7-Eleven’s charity arm, through ‘Gulong ng Karunungan’ (GNK) project. This is a mobile school project that aims to provide education to the less fortunate street children of select local cities in the Philippines. Over the past years, GNK has helped augment the learning, supplemental feeding, and basic medical needs of over 2,000 disadvantaged youth, comprised mostly of out-of-school children and informal settlers from identified city beneficiaries.

Moreover, you as a customer can be a part of this jolly project. With every purchase of Hallmark Christmas products such as their Gift Wrappers, Gift Bags, Gift Tags and other Christmas products from 7-Eleven, a portion of the sales will be donated directly to support GNK project.

Make this season shine by celebrating it, too, with people outside your home. And when you care enough to give back, we believe that the smiles and joy of children in need are more than enough to warm your heart and make your Christmas, the merriest ever.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Smile Train Partners with Seda Hotels to Raise Awareness for Children with Clefts

The world’s leading cleft charity, Smile Train has partnered with Seda Hotels for the third consecutive year to raise awareness for children with clefts through selling customized Smile Train ornaments and Christmas cards at each of their locations.

“For the first two years, we, the Seda Community and hotels and resorts under Ayala Land, were able to raise funds to support 100 cleft surgeries for Smile Train’s patients nationwide. We continue to partner with Smile Train as we aim to raise more funds to help support more children with clefts in the country,” said Senior Group General Manager of Seda Hotels Mr. Andrea Mastellone. “This holiday season, we invite our guests, employees, and partners to support us in this cause to help change the lives of many Filipino children, including their ability to eat, breathe, and speak.”

In celebration of their three-year partnership with Smile Train, Seda BGC hosted a tree lighting event for the benefit of Smile Train patients. Individuals brought their family and friends for a night of fun and to witness the beautiful lights. Apart from welcoming the Christmas season, the tree lighting ceremony also served as an appreciation party for Seda’s partners and clients, as well as a commemoration for the near-completion of its expansion tower.

“It is estimated that 5,000 babies are born with a cleft in the Philippines every year. As we celebrate our 20th year around the world, , we are thankful to our partners like Seda Hotels who have been enabling us to raise awareness and create a better future for children with clefts,” said Smile Train Area Director for South East Asia Kimmy Flaviano.

Since 1999, Smile Train, with the support of its donors and partners around the world, has supported more than 1.5 million cleft surgeries to children in need in their own communities. In the Philippines alone, Smile Train has supported more than 50,000 cleft surgeries since 2001.

For more information about Smile Train's global efforts and to make a donation, please visit To learn more about Smile Train’s programs in the Philippines, follow Smile Train on Twitter and Instagram @SmileTrainPh, and like us on Facebook at @SmileTrainPhilippines.