Saturday, August 31, 2019

ZILINGO LAUNCHES ITS LATEST FASHION COLLABORATION WITH AVEL BACUDIO AND ALDEN RICHARDS

Zilingo, the leading commerce platform for fashion and lifestyle, announced its partnership with world-renowned designer, Avel Bacudio, and multiple award-winning actor Alden Richards for their latest capsule collection of affordable limited edition athleisure wear. Part of the sale proceeds will benefit children from the Northern Luzon Association for the Blind in La Trinidad Benguet, Philippines.


The collection launched at an exclusive fashion show last August 22 at Xylo Club in Bonifacio Global City.

The AvelXAlden collection brings to Zilingo’s customers an affordable line of clothing that combines comfort and functionality, suitable for different occasions.

“We are extremely excited to work with Avel Bacudio and Alden Richards to showcase and carry their very first collaboration on Zilingo,” says Edryan Lorenzo, PR and Influencer Marketing Manager, Zilingo Philippines. “Inclusivity is part of our DNA and we are pleased to have Avel and Alden onboard to provide our customers with fashion options from a collection that embodies the same values,” Ryza Dipatuan- Razo, Marketing Director, added.

The collection will feature jackets, tracksuits, pullovers and joggers in shades of black, maroon, navy blue, off-white and gray. These colours were specially chosen as they were the first colors Avel Bacudio could see after being afflicted with temporary blindness for a period of time.

“I’ve always been a fan of Avel Bacudio’s designs. He’s been a good friend of mine for the longest time. As such, I am really psyched to have my very first fashion collaboration with Avel Bacudio,” Alden Richards shared.

“With this collaboration, we go beyond providing affordable fashion options to our customers - we share the opportunity to contribute to the social fabric with the Northern Luzon Association for the Blind on-board as our beneficiary, a cause close to me heart,” Avel Bacudio said.

Zilingo is proud to be supporting the collaboration between two talented individuals with unique styles of their own. This is the first time a fashion line will be rolled out on stage and simultaneously made available for sale on the Zilingo website and app.

Fashionistas across the country can purchase AvelXAlden collaboration on the Zilingo website and app starting August 22, 7PM and have them delivered to their doorstep at no extra charge. Customers can also enjoy the convenience of multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery.

As of writing some products from the collaboration collection went sold out during its first 10 minutes on the Zilingo website. Customers do not have to fret for Zilingo will restock in the days to come.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Flex your Furbabies with these No-Fail TikTok hacks

A viral cat video has been making the rounds in social media which featured the 1954 song “Mr. Sandman” by the Chordettes matched with a 9-split screen TikTok filter. Some users even captioned it as the “best thing on the internet today.”


Days after, it was a corgi doing the same routine and Filipino netizens can’t help but share the overwhelming cuteness of these furry creatures. No doubt the  koala version would go viral, too.
But why do Pinoys fancy pet videos and memes?
Our appreciation and love for animals is so great that the Philippines ranked 5th in dog ownership worldwide based from the statistics of Australian pet insurer, Petsecure. There is an estimated 11.6M dogs who have Pinoy pet parents. Bantay (guard) and Muning are no longer common names for dogs and cats, respectively. We now give “hooman” names to our pets and treat them as part of the family.
This extreme fascination extends to our appreciation to pet memes and videos. Adults can agree that in the midst of the hectic schedule and overwhelming workload, a cat meme is a visual stress ball.
Why not take your meme game to the next level create the next viral pet video? Here’s how: 
DOWNLOAD the TikTok app which is available for iOS and Android.
SOUND: Tap ”Discover” and search for “Mr. Sandman”. You know you have the right song if it starts with a rhythmic clapping.
FILTER: Some TikTok accounts have the 9 screen Delay filter. In the latest version though, if you weren’t able to save the Delay filter, the closest you get is the Hexa-Delay which is limited to a 6 split screen effect. Don’t worry because it will still be equally fun and entertaining.
SHOOT: Record the video in a safe space where your furry friend will likely be comfortable. Remember, this video is about having fun and bonding with your pets. No animal or human shall be harmed.
Hit the record button and enjoy! If you don’t get the timing right the first time, you can always retake. Or just leave it as it is. Pets have a way to make challenge fails cute and adorable!
SHARE: Of course, the whole world can’t get enough of animal videos that’s already in the internet! Upload your video on TikTok and use the hashtag #MrSandmanChallenge so other users can easily track your video. Go and flex your furbabies!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Buy this, not that: Small switches for eco-friendly shopping

Do you know that 2019 has so far been the year everyone was being encouraged to do their part in saving the planet from pollution and waste?


While there are many new and trendy ways to save the planet, one tried and true practice any eco-noob can start with is shifting to eco-friendly shopping—and this doesn’t just mean bringing reusable shopping bags to the grocery.

It starts with what you buy
So let’s say you’re on your way to being an environment-friendly shopper, how do you know which products will complement your new lifestyle? After all, what you put in your grocery cart matters and where it came from matters just as much.

One easy choice would be products with packaging that produce less waste, can be recycled, and took less energy and resource to make or re-use.

Groceries in glass packaging could be number one on your list because glass is 100% recyclable and can be recycled over and over endlessly without compromising its quality. Another great thing about glass is when it’s recycled, it doesn’t cost manufacturers much resources or energy to re-use it, all they have to do is wash and reload and they’re good to go!

Sharing glass packaging’s endlessly-recyclable quality is aluminum cans—hailed as the most sustainable beverage container and valuable package even when thrown away. Apart from also being 100% recyclable, the lightweight aluminum packaging of your favorite sodas are easy to stack and transport, limiting overall transportation carbon emissions.

Apart from these, products in recycled carton packaging and high-value plastic are great choices too. Now before you completely write off plastic from your life, you have to know that not all plastic packaging are created equal. Despite being a mouthful to say, Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) is a really good, highly-recyclable type of plastic prized for its strength, stability even when heated, and transparency. PETs can be recycled back into its bottle form and can be upcycled into lots of stable resilient stuff like furniture and even walling.

And to double down on PET’s high value, manufacturers like Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) have started “lightweighting” their PET bottles, which diverts solid waste from ending up in landfills by using less material to make each bottle. This results in “lighter” PETs that feel thinner yet still sturdy, not compromising the quality of the product it houses, to date Pepsi’s local bottling firm has reduced plastic resin in its packaging by 863.4 metric tons (MT).

In fact, PCPPI has effectively lightweighted its other packaging materials for beverages like glass—available at sari-sari stores and carinderias—and carton, effectively reducing material for glass by 6,467.5 MT and carton by 921.35 MT which make them doubly environmentally-friendly.

Where did they come from?
Another criteria you can use to choose your products could be knowing where they were made.

Compared to swanky imported products, locally made and manufactured goods spell G-O-O-D not just for local producers but for the environment as well.

Local businesses utilize resources within their reach from sourcing to manufacturing and production. Aside from benefitting local farmers and workers, businesses close to your neighborhood will produce less carbon emissions when it comes to transporting their goods, and this doesn’t just apply to small businesses.

Even big businesses, with their recent pledges to save the environment, emit less pollution with their deliveries by opening manufacturing hubs nationwide while maximizing delivery routes to transport their goods. Less trips, mean less fuel consumption and less carbon emissions.

PCPPI is also contributing to this cause by getting the most done in their deliveries by getting bigger trucks that use less fuel to transport more products to any partner outlet and sari-sari store close to any of their 13 plants nationwide.

With these easy considerations, supporting the environmental movement doesn’t need to be complicated to do. The environment will need all the help it can get and there’s definitely more work to be done, but these small steps can help build sustainable habits for everyone until we can all start pitching in big. Not only that, these simple choices also help support and encourage companies like PCPPI to continue their sustainable  efforts. Anyone can pick up better-packaged products in the grocery, and with manufacturers like PCPPI improving on their packaging, switching up your shopping won’t be hard at all.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

FamilyDOC, Transportify pave the way for healthier drivers

FamilyDOC, the country’s largest chain of primary care clinics, under Ayala Healthcare Holdings, Inc. (AC Health), recently partnered with Transportify, a full-service logistics marketplace, to promote primary healthcare behavior to over 20,000 drivers.



IN PHOTO: (L-R) FamilyDOC Sales and Marketing Manager, KC De Leon, Transportify Head of Sales and Marketing, Noel Abelardo, FamilyDOC General Manager, Paul Darroca, Transportify Regional COO and Co-Country Director, Paulo Bengson, and FamilyDOC Operations Head, Dan Vilda.

Through the partnership, Transportify drivers will be eligible to avail of FamilyDOC’s institutional product- Unli Konsulta Card (UKC), which will enable them and two of their chosen dependents of an unlimited free consultation for a year. The UKC is also preloaded with 1,500 Peso points, which can be used to avail of products and services at any FamilyDOC branch.

“At FamilyDOC, we continue to develop programs and products that will respond to the needs of every Filipino patient. Our UKC aims to address the lack of health insurance among most employees and their families. We also made this product more flexible since the priority card holder can choose his preferred dependents, regardless of relationship and age,” said Paul Darroca, FamilyDOC’s General Manager.


Meanwhile, Transportify Regional COO and Co-Country Director, Paulo Bengson said that partnership with FamilyDOC can help them ensure the primary health coverage of their drivers and their families.

“We wanted to provide our drivers other benefits, aside from income, that can help improve their quality of life. The UKC is an important product because it addresses one salient need of Filipinos, which is primary healthcare,” Bengson added.

Transportify is also planning to give UKC as a benefit to top performing drivers.

Aside from Transportify, FamilyDOC is continuously partnering with other microfinance institutions, and cooperatives, to increase the number of families covered by UKC.

FamilyDOC is a 3-in-1 primary care clinic chain, which provides the combined services of a clinic, diagnostic facility, and imaging, all under one roof. To date, FamilyDOC currently has 68 clinics located in Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Las Pinas, Paranaque, Taguig, Pasig, Pateros, Quezon City, Caloocan, Valenzuela, and Manila, and has served over 370,000 unique patients.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

How Taiwan commits to a green future

In today's pressing climate crisis, sustainability has now become a top priority for countries aiming to balance bullish economic development with its inevitable environmental impact.
Developing countries should look at the playbook of a once-garbage-ridden island republic in Asia, which is now one of the world's leading recycling countries.
More than a couple of decades ago, Taiwan grappled with a widespread waste disposal problem. Inaction pushed the residents of Taipei to protest, thus enacting change through laws and other government measures.


From then on, Taiwan has become a leader in many aspects, including green initiatives. Its success has been a result of effective public and private efforts.

Leading in green innovation

To better arm itself in its bid for sustainable development, Taiwan has also adapted the Circular Economy model, which focuses on maximizing the resources while minimizing waste.

According to President Tsai Ing-Wen, Taiwan's development and push for the Circular Economy demonstrate that economic growth can go hand in hand with environmental protection and sustainability.

With the model used as a guiding principle, the green mindset has flourished in many other facets of Taiwanese life.

Aside from strict garbage disposal laws, the Taiwanese government has recently passed the Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Management Act, as well as amended its Air Pollution Control Act, with stronger measures to curtail air pollution and accelerate Taiwan's energy transition.
Also, Taiwan has created the National Climate Change Action Guidelines, which set emission caps and promote green finance initiatives.

Even in architecture, environmental consciousness permeates. For one, there's the iconic Taipei 101, which is considered one of the world's most innovative green structures. Another architectural marvel is the EcoARK Pavilion, a three-story exhibition hall built with 1.5 million interlocked plastic bottles instead of conventional bricks.


Taiwanese corporations have also found innovative ways to harness renewable energy and promote environmentally-friendly products and policies.

Recently, Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has lauded green efforts of several companies including Fuji Xerox Taiwan and Taiwan High Speed Rail.

Additionally, many products have been developed to help achieve Taiwan's green dream. To further promote recycling, Taipei residents are now using vending machines like iTrash booths to recycle cans and bottles in exchange for credit on their transportation smart cards.

Deya backpack

Taiwan Excellence awardee Kymco Motors is also leading the electronic motorbike revolution. The company has developed all-electric scooters powered by swappable batteries, effectively improving air quality.
Fellow awardee PaperShoot Camera offers a compact digital camera with a case made out of eco-friendly paper.

Meanwhile, Deya makes waves with its backpack line made from recycled materials including the Ocean Recycling Roll Function Backpack, whose fibers are spun from recycled ocean waste.

As a testament to its successful green innovations, the EPA says that around 11,000 environmentally-conscious stores throughout Taiwan sold NT$44.4 billion (Php74.88 billion) worth of green products in 2017.

Future sustainability

In terms of propelling the economy forward while balancing environmental interests, Taiwan is a leading global force. With much of the world burdened by issues linked to fragile environmental issues, developing countries are best to emulate Taiwan's boldness when it comes to ensuring sustainability.

Sustainability has become a priority in Taiwan. While other countries continue to debate adopting a greener approach to development, Taiwan is already thinking years into the future. As Taiwan continues to develop and sharpen its green ambition, it's making leaps and bounds to ensure future generations live their best lives.

To witness the future of Taiwan’s technologies, check out the following events: The Taiwan Excellence E-Sports Cup, October 4-6 in Metro Manila, and; the Taiwan Expo, November 8-9 at SMX Convention Center Davao.

CIMB Bank Announces 500,000th Customer

CIMB Bank Philippines (CIMB Bank PH) announced that it has garnered 500,000 customers, approximately six months after opening its doors for business in the Philippines. The milestone was reached anchored on a strong proposition of co-creation and partnership between CIMB Bank and GCash.


The all-digital, mobile-first CIMB Bank PH, was launched in early 2019 with a goal of bringing a unique and differentiated banking proposition to Filipinos. Anchored on a DNA of strong strategic partnerships and solving customer pain points digitally, CIMB Bank PH had forged a partnership with GCash, to allow GCash’s customers direct, paperless and seamless access to savings account services, a product termed GSave. GCash is an epayments platform owned by Mynt, the revolutionary fintech startup of Globe Telecom, Ayala Corporation and Ant Financial, an affiliate of Jack Ma’s Alibaba Group.

Tengku Dato’ Sri Zafrul Aziz, Group CEO, CIMB Group, who was in Manila to celebrate this milestone said, “CIMB Bank PH is surely the fastest growing bank in ASEAN, a wonderful achievement, and a strong testament of things that can be achieved in the regime of digital-only banks. We are motivated by this and will continue to innovate for our customers. Well done to the teams.”


In line with this, CIMB Bank PH and GCash also announced that the GSave bank account will be exclusively offered only on the GCash platform. The companies also said they will be working together to make added suites of financial services products available to GCash customers in the future. These services will be announced in due course.

Zafrul added, “The partnership with GCash was central to us achieving this milestone. It is a live case study of bank-tech partnerships, a combination of banking expertise and technology platform plays, and the opportunities it allows both parties to access. I look forward to developing more propositions with GCash to further establish our mobile banking presence in the Philippines.”

Anthony Thomas, President and Chief Executive Officer of GCash affirmed its shared mission with CIMB Bank to increase accessibility of financial products and services for all Filipinos. “The acquisition of 500,000 users is a clear testament that the partnership between GCash and CIMB Bank through GSave is a success. We welcome this achievement and the deepening of our collaboration with CIMB Bank, and assure our users that we will continue to provide more innovative services to address the banking and financial needs of Filipinos who aspire for financially better lives for their families.”

The 500,000 GSave users are now enjoying the benefits of CIMB’s savings account, which is available as the Save Money feature on the GCash app. GSave offers an interest rate of 3 percent per annum, which is more than ten times higher than those interest rates offered by most Philippine banks.

Additionally, GSave does not require an initial deposit or maintaining balance, nor does it impose service charges for transactions—greatly reducing the barriers for ordinary Filipinos to open and maintain a savings account.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Savor the flavor of Vietnam at So Mot Vietnamese cuisine

If you're looking for an authentic Vietnamese cuisine, come and visit So Mot Viet Taste at Madison Commons in Pasig.


 So Mot Viet Taste offers Vietnamese cuisine that are healthy, authentic and reasonably price. You can easily google map their place and So Mot is really known in Greenfields food park.


I personally their Pho, the best beef broth I've tested. The looks is very simple but when you tasted it so delicious the flavor is something that you'll never find somewhere else, it's different in a good way.


Soon, they will offer a bigger version (bilao) perfect for the family gatherings or barkada food trip.


You'll definitely love their fresh spring rolls and I personally love the "Nem Ran", (fried spring rolls) was perfectly fried and the dip was so good and addicting.


Don't forget to try the famous Banh Mi, (Pork. chicken, Ham) sandwiches with fresh veggies. I like the combination of the bread and ingredients.


Vietnamese Hao Hao noodles (Pansit) is also good, the flavor is a bomb that you'll want to eat more.

So what are you waiting for? Order So Mot Viet Taste online thru Food Panda and GrabFood.

So Mot Vietnamese Cuisine is located at Madison Commons, 1 Brixton st. Kapitolyo, Pasig.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Making life easier through digital transactions: Posible!

With today’s fast-paced lifestyle, many Filipinos are left with little time to do small but important errands, such as paying utility bills or sending money to loved ones. However, thanks to the wonders of financial technology or “fintech,” it is now possible to accomplish such everyday tasks with ease, immediacy, and convenience.


Digital solutions platform Posible revolutionizes the way ordinary Filipinos live their daily lives. Through mobile communications and digital technology, more people can easily avail of financial transactions such as bills payment, money remittance, buying prepaid load, and withdrawing cash without even stepping far from home.

Not only does Posible make life easier for customers, it also offers additional livelihood for small to medium entrepreneurs. From bakeries and pawnshops to Internet cafes and laundry shops—any enterprise can earn additional income by becoming a Posible operator.

Posible’s network of Android-based digital devices empower friendly neighborhood stores to accept and accomplish various financial transactions. Whether as a main service offering or a complementary side business, Posible offers opportunities for entrepreneurs to expand their products and services and cater to the needs of unbanked and underbanked Filipinos.

All these fintech innovations power local communities to the future of digital finances. More features and services, such as buying tickets, mobile app pins, and even microinsurance will be made possible soon on the Posible platform. Posible devices are also equipped with a magnetic stripe, as well as QR code reader, making it adaptive to developments in digital financial transactions.

Now, paying bills, sending money, and other digital financial solutions are even more accessible with Posible!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

6 Foods that Trigger PMS

Premenstrual Syndrome or PMS is a bunch of symptoms that even the strongest women would usually face several days before that time of the month. Feeling totally frazzled and waking up with a different kind of fatigue is a reality, a zit on the nose that wasn’t there a night before. And oh, those tender breasts plus the soreness and heaviness. Worst, you can’t stop thinking about that fudgy chocolate cake you saw on Instagram!


According to Anne Price, a Certified Holistic Health Coach, an average woman experiences PMS 450 times in her lifetime. While hormones play a part in these biological changes, there’s a way how to manage it by avoiding these foods that are likely to alleviate the symptoms.


1. Trans fats and hydrogenated fats
These are the nutritional bad words everyone should be aware of. Trans fats and hydrogenated fats are unhealthy by-products of a chemical process called hydrogenation. Manufacturers alter the fats to solidify liquid oils and lengthen shelf life and flavor of oils and foods that contain them. So, the next time you’re going to pick up margarine, crackers, cookies, and snack foods from the grocery shelves, read the labels and drop everything that says hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated even if the nutritional profile says 0% trans-fat. Go for saturated fats found in coconut or the healthier monounsaturated fats like olive and avocado oil.

2. Food allergens
Food allergies cause digestive issues and skin breakouts that are obvious signs of a possible hormonal imbalance. But what if you have no idea which food you are allergic to? Either you have yourself checked by a doctor or try an elimination diet. This diet is a three-to-six-week eating plan that eliminates potential food allergens and then reintroduces them one at a time to identify which ones your body does not tolerate well. Top eight foods that belong to the food allergen camp are milk, eggs, peanuts, nuts, wheat, soy, fish, and shellfish.


3. High fructose corn syrup and refined sugar
High fructose corn syrup is a chemically produced sugar found in sodas and fruit-flavored drinks, while refined sugar is the ones usually stored in your pantry. It comes from sugar cane, processed to extract sugar used to sweeten cakes, desserts, cookies, coffee, and cereals. The difference between these and the natural sugars found in fruits is that the former have empty calories with no nutritional value while the latter are loaded with fiber and other nutrients that your body needs especially right before the shark week. The absence of fibers makes you digest these artificial sugars rapidly resulting in insulin and blood sugar skyrocket. The result? It fuels mood swings and worsens headaches and difficulty concentrating. That’s the reason as well why you don’t feel full even after giving in to your sweet tooth. But of course, you don’t have to deprive yourself especially when you’re PMSing to the max. Just stick to dark chocolates, dates, raw honey, and reach for stevia or coconut sugar as healthier alternatives!

4. Salt
Ever wonder why you’re bloated or your hands and feet swell during PMS? These symptoms are caused by none other than hormonal changes that cause water retention. And loading up on sodium will just make it worse. Swapping salty food with nuts and loading up on fruits and veggies are good choices to reduce the accumulation of water weight because of a diet that’s high in sodium!

5. Caffeine
PMS is usually associated with fatigue, mental exhaustion, and depression. A lot of women try to counter these by increasing caffeine intake. But because caffeine is a stimulant chemical, it causes increased heart rate and blood pressure. This consequently leads to tension, anxiety, difficulty sleeping, and greater exhaustion. Its diuretic nature also increases urine production and triggers dehydration that is home to dysmenorrhea. Try herbal teas and decaffeinated liquids instead while going through PMS.

6. Alcohol
When alcohol enters the bloodstream, it alters the brain function that produces serotonin. Serotonin is called the “happy hormone” because it contributes to a person’s stability and well-being. It regulates mood, social behavior, appetite, sleep, memory, and sexual desire functions. It is also responsible in mood alterations and disorders. Now imagine, that PMS is at its peak and you decide to wreck them further by drinking your favorite bar drink. Not very helpful, right? And like the previous item, it is also diuretic. It will rob you of your much-needed bodily fluids that will lead to prolonged dysmenorrhea. That said, abstaining from drinking alcohol during this time is strongly encouraged.


Remember that diet plays a key role in balancing the fluctuating hormones in a woman’s body. But aside from choosing the right food, picking the right sanitary pads will keep you centered. The first anion sanitary pad in retail that’s available at Watson’s, Mercury Drug, all leading supermarkets and groceries nationwide, it’s also on offer at www.lazada.com.ph and www.shopee.ph. The anion strip feature helps to ward off bacteria and fungi that cause a foul odor, while keeping its freshness up to 3 hours. The findings are a result of the clinical trial by the Laboratory of Inorganic Nanomaterials, Institute of Chemistry, UP Diliman that’s why women who are looking for a menstrual pad with better benefits should try Jeunesse Anion. On top of these unique benefits, it’s made from sterilized virgin pulp material that provides extraordinary softness and absorption capacity leaving you fresh and comfortable all day!  Jeunesse Anion comes in ultra-day non-wing, ultra-day pad, ultra-night pad, all-night pad, and panty liner to help every woman to go through their period with ease and comfort.

Wellgold International Inc. distributes Jeunesse Anion Sanitary Napkin and Liners and currently available at Watsons, selected Mercury Drug and South Star Drug outlets, SM department store’s health and beauty section, Robinson’s Supermarket and selected department stores, Shopwise, Rustan’s Supermarket, Waltermart, Landmark Department Store, PCX stores, selected Metro Gaisano outlets, plus other selected stores in Visayas and Mindanao. For more health tips, visit www.jeunesseanion.com and follow Facebook, YouTube and Instagram: Jeunesse Anion. For inquiries, email: wellgoldinternational@gmail.com or call (02) 4701294.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Visit Teriyaki Boy and Sizzlin’ Steak Stores for a Combination of Flavors and Unique Dining Experiences

There’s always something for everyone at Teriyaki Boy and Sizzlin’ Steak – from premium Japanese dishes to savory steak meals, both at value-friendly deals. In the past, families used to only indulge in their meal of choice in separate locations; but now, they can dine-in and easily cross order from both menus as most Teriyaki Boy and Sizzlin’ Steak branches have merged into combination stores nationwide, offering every family member a wider selection to their heart and tummy’s delight.


The direction to focus on combination stores allows customers to experience the two homegrown brands like never before, offering them the unique opportunity to enjoy signature Japanese dishes like the Teriyaki Boy Chicken, Tonkatsu, Tofu Steak, California Roll, and Ebi Tempura alongside a variety of hot-plate steak meals such as the Beef Belly Rice, Sizzlin’ Pork Steak, Sizzlin’ Ribeye Steak, and Sizzlin’ Tuna Steak. Currently, there are 11 combination stores all across the country, 12 standalone Teriyaki Boy stores, and 6 standalone Sizzlin’ Steak stores.


Acquired by Max’s Group, Inc. in 2014, both Teriyaki Boy and Sizzlin’ Steak are proud to be a top-of-mind, value-friendly, and beloved brand by consumers, and have joined forces to help satisfy every customer’s Japanese or steak craving with several exciting dine-in deals.

Teriyaki Boy has rolled-out its latest set of must-try promos for this quarter, including their NEW Tonkotsu Ramen, a pork bones based broth with a chashu (pork) slice and aji tamago (egg), topped with spring onions at only Php 349. You can also avail of the Tonkotsu Teishoku Japanese set meal that comes with a serving of Tonkotsu Ramen, Yakimeshi Rice, 3 pcs. Gyoza, and single-serve iced tea at Php 299.


Share your rice bowl craving with a friend with the NEW Donburi for 2 promo at only Php 399. Enjoy any 2 rice bowls from the Teriyaki Boy Chicken Tendon, Tonkatsu Tendon, Karaage Tendon, and Beef Tepanyaki Tendon, that also comes with 2 single-serve iced teas. Promo is available until September 30, 2019.


Craving for Milk Tea? Cool down with Teriyaki Boy’s NEW Milk Tea Series that features four flavors at only Php 99: Black Tea with Rock Salt and Cheese, Coco Sugar, Japanese Roasted, and Coffee Jelly, all made with 100% natural tea.


Sizzlin’ Steak is also offering promos that are too good to resist. Its version of the ‘Donburi for 2’ promo comes in the form of Sizzles for Two: get 2 sizzlin’ meals with 2 single-serve iced teas. For Php 499, you can select from the best-selling Beef Belly Rice, Chicken Steak, and the NEW Cheesy Burger Steak, the classic Burger Steak covered with special cheese sauce and served with rice and Mexican corn on the side. Promo runs until September 30, 2019.

For beef lovers, try the NEW Beef Platter at Php 559. It’s a combination of the Cheesy Burger Steak and Beef Belly Strips with mashed potato, Mexican Corn, 2 plain rice, 2 mushroom soup, and 2 glasses of single-serve iced tea.

Don’t miss out on a unique dining experience that awaits at Teriyaki Boy and Sizzlin’ Steak. Visit a combination store or any branch near you and satisfy your cravings! For more information, please visit facebook.com/TeriyakiBoyPh and facebook.com/SizzlinSteak.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

True Blends opens their first SM mall-based kiosk

It's a double celebration for True Blends, 10th year anniversary and grand opening of their first SM mall-based kiosk at SM North.

Trueblends' first SM Mall-based grand opening graced by Adrian Insigne, AFFI President Mr. Jorge Noel Weineke, AFFI Managing Director Mr. Raffy Canare and AFFI Secretariat, Trueblends VGC-Valenzuela Partners, SM North EDSA Leasing Dept. Staff and Officers and Hon. Congressman Allan Benedict Reyes.


True Blends started in 2009, a small, cozy cafe under the name True Brew opened in Ateneo De Manila Highschool cafeteria. True Brew became "True Blends" has put up shops in Baguio, Dagupan, Las Pinas, Makati, Paranaque, Pasig, San Carlos and Taguig.



True Blends offer milk tea, Yakult series, Green tea and Cheese Cloud series at a very affordable prices perfect to all. One of their best seller is the Dark Oreo Cheese Cloud (and its so good, not too sweet).


Congratulations True Blends!! Wishing for more branches especially at Makati area :)


For more info about True Blends, like and follow their social media accounts or email trueblendsfranchising@gmail.com or contact 02-929.7634

Elevate your home entertainment with amazing offers in The Great Samsung TV Sale

There are a lot of exciting events and celebrations happening this August such as the much-awaited screenings of local and international film festivals. The 2019 Emmy Award nominations have also been announced, with most series and TV movies from content services gaining a lot of nominations.


What better way to celebrate this exciting month than catching these award-winning and binge-worthy films and shows on Samsung’s larger-than-life TVs. In celebration of being the global no. 1 TV for 13 years, Samsung brings back its grand TV promotional event, The Great Samsung TV Sale, with bigger and better prizes, and amazing offers!

There is really no better time to avail of the best TVs at the best possible deals than during The Great Samsung TV Sale, with 13 great offers of up to 25% off on QLED, UHD, and Full HD TV models. Plus, any purchase of a 2018 or 2019 model gives buyers a chance to win one of 13 QLED 4K TVs in the raffle.

To make its much-anticipated sale of the year even more thrilling, Samsung is also giving away one 82-inch QLED 8K TV worth Php 999,999 to a very lucky grand raffle prize winner.

With more than 33 million pixels, the grand prize QLED 8K TV will transport viewers to a new world of resolution and provide true-to-life images for a truly immersive viewing. Its Quantum Processor 8K has a built-in AI upscaling technology so that everyone can watch their favorite movies and shows from any source and streaming sites into real 8K quality. The QLED 8K TV raffle prize can be won with a purchase of any 55-inch-and-up 2018 or 2019 TV models during the sale.

The brand’s launch of its 2019 lineup also boasts AI Upscaling for its QLED 4K series, plus fantastic features like its voice-control remote assistant Bixby on TV, energy-efficient Ambient Mode, and more.

Meanwhile, those who will buy any 2018 or 2019 Samsung Soundbar model will also get a chance to be one of the 13 winners of a 32-inch Samsung Smart TV, and one big winner of a 49-inch QLED 4K TV. The 2019 Samsung Soundbar lineup features the new Q-series models, developed with audio masters Harman Kardon.

Don’t miss this chance of taking your home entertainment to the next level with The Great Samsung TV Sale. Visit any authorized Samsung dealer store nationwide until August 31, 2019 or go to www.samsung.com/ph/offer/greatsamsungtvsale2019/ for more details.