Thursday, October 17, 2019

Journey into a one-of-a-kind play course with Jolly Treetop Adventure

Jolly Kids who seek thrilling adventures are in for an exciting playtime this October with the latest set of Jolly Kiddie Meal toys, the Jolly Treetop Adventure!

With the newest set of connectible toys from the country’s #1 fast-food chain, kids can discover different ways of having a treetop adventure with Jollibee and Friends as they swing, spin, slide, and glide around the tree.

Little explorers can join Jollibee in his tree-top swing by pushing down the bug on the trunk. They can also help Hetty collect fresh water by rotating the knob of her wheel, or play with Popo by rotating the tree branch nestled around him.
Jolly Kids can also let Twirlie slide from the sky by moving the lever upward when she reaches the ground and watch Yum fly around the tree in his cable-suspended ride when they spin his wheel counter-clockwise.

Collect and connect all five Jolly Kiddie Meal 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 (P122), or 1-piece Chickenjoy Meal with Drink (P137), each coming with its own Jolly Joy Box.

Let your kids marvel through trees as they go on an exhilarating outdoor adventure with Jollibee and Friends. Help them build their own Jolly Treetop Adventure site, available until October 31, 2019 only. Hurry and start collecting all five Jolly Kiddie Meal toys today by visiting the Jollibee branch nearest you!

Dusit Hospitality Management and Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne redefine higher education on Philippine Hospitality Management

Dusit Hospitality Management College (DHMC), the premier institute for higher education distinguished by its unique integrated platform with dusitD2 The Fort, Manila welcomed Dusit International executives and esteemed educators from world-renowned Ecole hoteliere de Lausanne (EHL) in October as part of ots progressive academic certification.

In, 2018 Dust Hospitality Management College launched its traiblazing version to broom the next generation of industry professionals and leaders. The program is certified currently the top-ranked university in hospitality management education. With an inspired collaboration, DMHC presents the finest Swiss hospitality education has to offer with dynamic classroom learning, innovative industry approach and operation assignment set in hotels and restaurants of international standards.

As part of École hôtelière de Lausanne's world-class instruction and the stringent quality of higher education, management and faculty members of DHMC have been certified as qualified learning facilitators between 2018 and 2019. This October, EFL returns to Philippine shores to visit its cutting edge facility set in bustling Bonifacio Global City. Mr. André Witschi (EFL Foundation President), Mr. Michael Rochat! (CEO EFL Group), Mr. Olivier Roux (CMO EFL Group)  and Dr. Juan-Francisco Perellon) Chief Risk & Compliance Officer)  forms the esteemed educators and officials visiting for DHMC's accredition since the college opened its doors to students batch 2019-2020 in August. The group is met by Dust International's Executive Committee Leaders, Ms. Suphajee Suthumpun (Group CEO Dust International)  and Mr. Siradej Donavanik (Vice President kc Development and Project Dusit International Managing Director ASAI Hotels); Dusit International's Education Advisor Mr. Ruud Reuland and Dusit Hospitality Management College's Managing Director Ms. Frouke Gerbens.

The officials visit takes guest to Dusit Hospitality Management College's cutting edge facilities featuring: interactive classroom with modern AV equipment; spacious learning kitchen; inventive learning venues including a wine science laboratory and operation simulation wing; and collaborative study areas with the learning resource center and students' think tank.

DHMC's Bachelor of Scaring Hospitality Management links students to dusitD2 The Fort, Manila with its integrated platform. The modern-minimalist urban haven features 125 guest rooms, meeting rooms, shared work spaces,  concept dining outlets, recreational facilities and serviced residende units. Set amidst an international hotel brand for practical operations learning, students are trained towards every aspect of operation in their first and second years of learning featuring departmental assignments and external interships. The third and final year of hospitality management instructions centers on organizations development and strategic management training students to revolutionize the industry through innovative leadership.

Hoteliers, restaurateurs and next generation of industry entrepreneurs are welcome to view their college of choice for higher learning as Dusit Hospitality Management College holds campus tours and information session. For information on tour schedules or inquiries on its academic programs, call +63 2 250 8988 or visit our featured channels:
Website:   |    Facebook:

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

RCBC, Liga ng mga Barangay work towards financial inclusion

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) has taken the first steps to bringing its digital financial inclusion initiative to grassroots communities as it gets the support and commitment of Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas (LNB).

The LNB led by National President Eden Pineda, presented its national executive board resolution stating that the organization is adopting DiskarTech: Kasosyo sa Asenso as a growth enabler and capacity-building measure for microenterprises in every barangay and its constituents. DiskarTech is a financial inclusion accelerator platform by RCBC that aims to stimulate economic activity to help uplift the unbanked and underserved Filipinos.  

The strategic collaboration will focus on accelerating financial literacy, promoting inclusive digital economy, and empowering local communities. This supports the government digitalization efforts aligned with President Duterte’s 10-point economic agenda on investing on human capital development, and promoting technology and innovation for self-sustaining and inclusive development towards poverty alleviation.

LNB is the official organization of over 42,000 barangays throughout the country. It is committed to providing avenues and assistance to promote welfare and ensure success of the national government’s National Strategy for Financial Inclusion and National Retail Payments System.
“This financial inclusion accelerator will be pervasive throughout the country as it would address the huge gaps in financial services while reducing the number of unbanked and underserved communities,” said RCBC Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation and Inclusion Officer Lito Villanueva.

By adopting DiskarTech, LNB will be taking an active role in leading workshops and programs on financial education and literacy with the assistance of the DiskarTech National Coordinating Team. They will also be engaging its member municipalities to appoint their own DiskarTech Community Leader (DCL) who will facilitate participation of residents and entrepreneurs in the program.
“DiskarTech will pave the way for the real transformation of our communities nationwide as it would provide opportunities to our constituents, giving them the chance to be part of the formal financial system through technology,” said Liga ng mga Barangay National President Eden Pineda.

In an effort to encourage economic activity, partner sari-sari stores or microenterprises will also be identified as Barangay Digital Community Centers (BDCCs) to serve as the go-to hub of every resident for their financial needs - whether it’s paying bills, depositing savings to their accounts, buying  micro insurance or sending money to their loved ones.

With this, RCBC hopes to turbocharge the growth of digital financial transactions in the country from the current one percent to a minimum of twenty percent by next year. Through DiskarTech, this initiaitve hopes to bring to realization the vision of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas of creating a cash-lite and digital economy for greater efficiency, security, interoperability, and affordability.
Joining LNB and 20 other existing partners, a number of private organizations have also signed up recently to join the DiskarTech financial inclusion ecosystem to benefit their respective constituents. These partners include Ka-Entrep Micro and Small Entrepreneurs Organization of the Philippines, Bangko Pangasinan, and Rizal Microbank, among others.

Rural bank Bangko Pangasinan and thrift bank Rizal Microbank also share how DiskarTech would empower the agriculture sector with access to basic financial needs and microfinance loans.

“DiskarTech is an open platform and the way it works is that banks like us can communicate with other banks. Similar to an open banking system, there will be no barriers and it will become interoperable to make it easier to reach and assist the underserved market,” said Gregory De Guzman, Bangko Pangasinan president and COO.

Joseph Lumain, Strategic Partnerships and Special Initiatives head at Rizal Microbank, agrees that DiskarTech will be an effective way to reach numerous individuals at the same time. “Basically, what DiskarTech is offering are the basic services of a bank through digital means. And in an era where almost everyone is tech-savvy, DiskarTech can be the perfect solution to present financial services in an understandable way, and eventually helping answer the issue of financial inclusion.”

Monday, October 14, 2019

Shopee Launches Manny Pacquiao as its Newest Brand Ambassador for Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

Leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, Shopee announces world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao as its newest brand ambassador for Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale.

“I am honored to be working with Shopee as their newest brand ambassador. My partnership with them will allow me to connect to my Filipino fans in a more exciting way and I am very happy to be working with a company that shares the same commitment to being the best.”  -- Manny Pacquaio

Martin Yu, Associate Director, Shopee Philippines, said, “We are very happy to welcome the holiday season with the Philippines’ People’s Champ, Manny Pacquiao. He is a globally recognized household name and his commitment to achieving excellence in boxing mirrors Shopee’s commitment to giving Filipinos the best online shopping experience. We are thrilled to partner with him for Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale.”

Manny Pacquiao will be featured in a series of initiatives with Shopee to bring fans closer to him:

Watch Manny Pacquiao star in Shopee’s latest TVC: stay tuned for Shopee’s latest television commercial starring Manny Pacquiao, which will air on all major TV networks starting October 15.

Get a chance to win signed Manny Pacquiao boxing gloves. Shopee will be hosting a nationwide social media contest where fans stand a chance to win ₱200,000 cash prize and signed boxing gloves.

Play Shopee exclusive Manny Pacquiao games: Fan-favorite games, Shopee Catch and Shopee Slice, will sport a new look and feature boxing elements to give users a chance to win Shopee coins and vouchers.

From October 15 to November 11, the first wave of Shopee 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale promises four weeks of exciting promotions. Key highlights include:

Free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend: Users can avail of free shipping with  ₱0 minimum spend promotions common.
50% off deals daily: Consumers can score deals up to 50% off on their favorite products.

Category fairs: Shopee will be hosting specially-curated category fairs including Mobiles & Gadgets Sale from October 15 to 17 and Beauty Fair from October 21 to 24.
Cashback vouchers: There will be daily cashback vouchers up for grabs.

Shopee Catch: Users can play Shopee Catch every day at 8PM for a chance to win from a coin pool worth 100,000.
Shopee Shake: There will be 11 million Shopee coins to be given away in the iconic Shopee Shake game.
Win an iPhone 11 from Shopee Live: Viewers of Shopee Live can stay tuned every Friday at 6PM as Shopee will be giving away one iPhone 11.

Exclusive deals from leading brands: Pampers, Silverworks, Bosch, Unilever, Maybelline, Olay, Pantene, Globe, Anker, Safeguard, Watsons, and Huawei will be participating to giving amazing discounts.

Find out more about Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale at

So what are you waiting for? Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Maine Mendoza, other celebs, shoot beyond limits with new Vivo V17 Pro

Leading global technology company, Vivo, has unveiled its second flagship midrange smartphone for the year through an event that enabled guests to discover and experience innovative technology that lets them shoot beyond limits.

Led by Vivo Philippines Vice President for Channel Sales, Hazel Bascon, and celebrities such as TV and movie actress and brand ambassador, Maine Mendoza, the Vivo V17 Pro grand launch was held at the Shangri-La Hotel at The Fort in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Inside the venue, guests were welcomed by displays and elements that showcased the V17 Pro’s signature Knight Black and Crystal White colorways.

Model and actress Chienna Filomeno danced to the medley of Don’t Call Me, Taki-Taki and Señorita to open the event and build up anticipation for the V17 Pro’s big reveal.

Vivo Philippines Trade Marketing Supervisor, Jomarie Morales talked about the Vivo V17 Pro’s prime features, including its overall design and unprecedented set of 6 cameras. Renowned photographer, Xander Angeles, also shared how he uses the smartphone’s different lenses while showcasing some images he captured.

The highlight of the grand launch was the unveiling of the smartphone’s first ever local TVC, retail price and pre-order details revealing the P21,999 price tag on Vivo’s latest midrange flagship handset.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Get your affordable todo sarap fill with Jollibee’s Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog!

Picture this: it’s merienda time, your stomach’s rumbling, and you’re craving for a snack that you know will never fail to hit the right spot. With so many options, you’d want to go for something that’s definitely filling and enjoyable.

With only so many choices available, you can’t go wrong when you head to the nearest Jollibee and order the Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog—an all-time todo favorite of Filipinos, no matter where they are.

For the price of only PHP 50.00, the Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog gives you your todo toppings, todo sarap fill in one affordable package. Every bite of its meaty sausage, special dressing, generous sprinkling of grated cheese, and ketchup is sure to give you a todo sarap experience—you know you can keep having it everyday, as much as you like!

If your mouth’s already watering for a taste of the best hotdog sandwich you can get for your money, then what are you waiting for? You can get the Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru in all Jollibee stores nationwide for only PHP 50.00!

Check out just how todo sarap Jolly Hotdog is in its latest video!

For more updates and info on Jollibee products, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Studios on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Globe partners with Yondu in creating a program for young, aspiring IT professionals

Technology has become a big part of our everyday lives. There’s always something that can be upgraded or improved, and the opportunities for new innovations are larger than ever. These opportunities come with the need for passionate and driven people who will lead the shift as the Industrial Revolution 4.0 comes to the Philippines.

Globe, in partnership with Yondu, recognized this need and created the Accelerated Cloud Cadetship Enablement Program (AC2E) program. "Globe is providing an opportunity for the next generation of IT professionals to be exposed in Cloud Technology with AC2E program at a young age," Globe Chief Information Officer Pebbles Manalang said.

Globe and Yondu recognize that cloud technology will be a critical enabler of  IR4.0 and is launching this initiative to ensure that the Philippines is able to deliver the talent needed to succeed in the coming industrial revolution.

It can be recalled that Dr. Jose Ramon Albert, Senior Research Fellow of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) said during his talk at the recently concluded IR4.0 Summit, that people, business and government need to adapt to the disruption that will be brought about by IR4.0. Adapting to IR4.0 includes training the workforce with the new skills that will be needed to prepare for the future.  

An Overview of the AC2E program
AC2E is a cloud capability build program that offers a holistic technical and professional development plan to aspiring young IT professionals for the duration of seven months.

This premier program is the first of its kind and it aims to produce 25 highly skilled cloud practitioners who are deployment and future-ready. It will launch in November with a series of events until December. Official onboarding and start of the program will be on January 2020 until August 2020.

Fresh graduates (those who have graduated from March 2018 onwards) of a two-year associate course or four-year Bachelor’s course in Computer Science, IT, Engineering, Mathematics, or any STEM-related courses can apply for this program. Most importantly, aspiring applicants should have a high propensity to learn new things, be immensely curious, a team player, and willing to work in a hyper-fast environment.

All qualified applicants will take an online technical assessment which will measure each applicant's technical competency. Out of all these applicants who will take the assessment, 100 qualifiers will be short-listed and will undergo paper screening. The top 50 will be chosen. The top 50 will attend a 2-day workshop and will be narrowed down to the top 30 who will continue with HR assessment and final deliberations.

Selected applicants will be hired by Yondu Inc. as a probationary employee with a competitive salary. They will be reporting in the Globe office at BGC, Taguig for the duration of the program.

For regional hires, a temporary relocation package for the duration of the program will be provided.

Those who pass the selection process will receive an email and SMS confirming they have passed.

What to expect from the AC2E program
Selected cadets can expect an exciting, intensive, and rigorous program. They will develop technical skills through learning sessions and immersions, as well as leadership and professional skills - making for a holistic experience. They will also be mentored and coached by a pool of experts in the IT industry. At the end of the program, the cadets will have the opportunity to work for a high-performing organization and get certification/s in different cloud platforms.

Onboarding will happen for two weeks to make sure that there is enough time for the cadets to be introduced to Globe and Information Systems Group (ISG). During this time, they will also be given other useful information that they will use throughout their journey.

For six months, the cadets will develop their skills and competencies in five major areas, or “stints”. This will be done through immersions and mentoring sessions. After each stint, the cadets will have a revalida where the knowledge, skills, and competencies that they acquired will be put to the test. Certifications will also be given after each track.

To culminate the entire program, a Capstone Project will be given to the cadets. They will group themselves in three’s or in pairs and will have three weeks to use their newly acquired cloud knowledge and skills in creating a proof of concept (POC). This will then be presented to a panel of experts.

The cadets will then graduate and be deployed to their home stints based on their performance throughout the entire program. Additional learning sessions on cloud native and cloud security topics will be offered for the cadets’ further education.

Opportunities After the Program
There are numerous job opportunities that await cadets once they finish the program, particularly in the fields of Architecture, Operations, Development, and Business. Examples of these roles include Enterprise Architect, Solutions Engineer, Cybersecurity Specialist, Infrastructure Operations, Application Developer, DevOps Engineer, Finance Analyst, and Cloud Finance Manager, to name a few.

The AC2E program recognizes the importance of the IT industry in the Philippines, especially with the rise of digital technology. It is a great platform for aspiring IT professionals to encourage innovation. Cadets will be given the chance to have an exciting learning experience that will help hone their skills and expand their horizons.

Interested in being the next Cloud Cadet? Register today! For more further inquiries on this program, contact

RAKUBOSS.PH brings Freelance sidelines closer to you!

Are you a Freelancer and looking for a perfect client that will match your skills? Redefining the freelance industry is nkw easy with the help of . It will connect you straight to your clients.

Rakuboss is a multifaceted Filipino skills marketplace that supports freelancers from any business sector.

With Rakuboss' user friendly interface, a wide range of clients can seek specified freelance jobs. From lawyers, to realtors, to artists, you name it!

Wanna know how? It's very simple:

Register a Rakuboss account. Fill out all the important details. Show clients who you are, what you do, and what Sidelines you’re offering.Be transparent! Rakuboss values honesty in order to serve clients and freelancers better. Penalties will be applied to profiles that are made to be deceiving.
After making an account, verify your email and you’re good to go! Navigate our website and visit your profile often so you don’t miss out on any messages from clients.
You can now start posting your sidelines. A verified account means you can use the site without charge. There’s no limit to the services you can offer. 

To start, click the “Sell Your Sideline” button on the lower right portion of the website. Fill out the details of your service. Straight forward titles and clear photos are best for attracting clients. Use a landscape image that is at least 1000 (width) x 600 (height) pixels. Submit the sideline for review and the Rakuboss team will verify your listing.
Once your sideline is up, Rakuboss will help you find clients based on the description you’ve provided. Rakuboss brings the clients to you! You can also share your listings to other platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Just find the sideline you want to share on your profile and click on get URL
When deadlines are met with quality work, Rakuboss will confirm the transaction and process your payout. You’ll receive email notifications regarding the process. We’ll walk you through the entire transaction. Our team is always available to help you with any concerns.
For every successful transaction, Rakuboss requires a 6% commission fee. This fee will serve as the budget for the maintenance of the website. Your earnings can be collected using third-party payment providers such as Paypal, Dragonpay, and other local banks. Please note that banks may have an additional charge of PHP50 per transaction.
For more info like @Rakuboss on social media.

Jollibee lets you show off your school pride with all-new Jollibee UAAP Dolls

With Season 82 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) underway, fans of the 8 participating schools are all out in cheering for their favorite varsity teams!

For the past years, the UAAP Basketball Season has become one of the most anticipated events in the country, gathering students, alumni, and sports enthusiasts alike to some of the most exciting rivalries in the history of Philippine collegiate basketball.

This season, Jollibee is joining in on the fun competition with a special edition offer that will surely take the UAAP fans’ anticipation to even greater heights.

From now until October 31, fans can go all out in cheering for their teams when they avail of the all-new Jollibee UAAP Dolls! This limited-edition merchandise will surely amp everyone’s excitement as they watch their most-awaited games this season.

The dolls come in 8 varsity jacket designs to represent Adamson University, Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, Far Eastern University, National University, University of the East, University of the Philippines Diliman, and University of Santo Tomas.

Fans can now show off their school pride as they wave their UAAP Jollibee Dolls during game time to rally behind the Soaring Falcons, support the Blue Eagles’ “One Big Fight”, celebrate the “Animo!” spirit of the Green Archers, and bring out the fierce game of the Tamaraws.

With their Jollibee UAAP Dolls, fans can also cheer on the Bulldogs as they turn back their opponents, fire-up the spirit of the UE Red Warriors, show some love for the Fighting Maroons, and support the Growling Tigers as they claw back into contention.

Go #AllForMore and show your joyful school spirit this UAAP Season 82! Cheer your favorite team to victory with the all-new Jollibee UAAP Dolls for only P299 for every Jollibee value meal purchase. Promo is available for dine-in, take-out, drive-thru, and delivery, in selected Jollibee stores nationwide.

Visit Jollibee's Facebook page to see where you can get your special edition Jollibee UAAP Dolls:

Monday, October 7, 2019

Learning to be a college kid’s mommy

I’m a mom of young kids, and while they drive me crazy sometimes, I tell myself that they will not be this young forever, and I should cherish every precious moment with them.

I was reminded of this again when, during one of those rare mommy me-time with friends (which, like all mommy activities always end up being about our kids), someone shared how nerve-wracking it had been for her to send off her child to college a few months ago.

She was overjoyed that her kid got into the University of the Philippines, but her daughter’s course took her to the Los Baños campus, which was a long way away from their home in Quezon City. We told her that was probably part of the plan—to move away from mommy and daddy so she could be independent. She laughed it off but admitted that was true—weren’t we all like that once?

One thing I wasn’t ready for was my friend’s admission that seeing her child so independent and capable of taking care of herself made her feel less useful as a mother. I wondered if I’d feel that way when my children are grown up.

Anyway, she told us how one time, when her daughter could not come home for the weekend because their class had an urgent project that required everyone to stay, her mommy worries surfaced: what about her allowance, her food, her clothes, etc. She had always replenished her daughter’s needs when she spent the weekend at home. My friend did not know how to send money on a weekend.

Thankfully, there was another child home, who was techie enough to teach her about GCash. Apparently, that’s what her daughter’s classmates use, too, to receive allowances from their parents. My friend immediately downloaded the app and navigated her way through its features with the help of her younger kid.

I was surprised that she had never used the app. Many of us in my mommy circle use it already to pay bills, buy prepaid load, get groceries, etc. Anyway, easily enough, she learned how to cash in at a nearby convenience store and immediately sent money to her daughter’s bank account. That simple thing of being able to attend to her daughter’s need made her feel like a valuable mommy again, she said.

Now, my friend is not only at ease with using the app for sending money, she has also discovered the convenience of using GCash’s money transfers for shopping! I think she’ll snap out of her sentimentality soon, what with the frequent buzz at the door for her shopping deliveries.

Maine Mendoza, other celebs to “shoot beyond limits” on Vivo V17 Pro launch

No less than TV and movie celebrity, Maine Mendoza, is expected to lead the grand launch of the Vivo V17 Pro on October 9, 2019 at Shangri-La Hotel at The Fort in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Already, Vivo has released several promotional materials on its Facebook page, including snippets of an upcoming TVC and a behind-the-scenes video of a photo shoot, which suggests that the actress has reprised her role as the local brand ambassador and product endorser of the leading global technology company.

Expected to join the actress in introducing Vivo’s latest flagship smartphone are model and actress Chienna Filomeno, singer-songwriter TJ Monterde, and celebrity vlogger siblings Vern and Verniece Enciso.

On launch day, fans can even log on to the Vivo Facebook page for a pre-event livestream to be hosted by TJ where Vern and Verniece will talk about their favorite V17 Pro features.

The entertainment and internet celebrities are excited to try the innovative features of the V17 Pro, including its exclusive dual elevating front cameras and quad rear cameras that will literally allow them to “"shoot beyond limits".

The brand ambassadors will definitely fall in love with the V17 Pro which comes in elegant Knight Black and Crystal White colorways, accentuated by translucent glass panels which will truly showcase their distinctive tastes and styles.

The Vivo V17 Pro will soon be available at all authorized Vivo outlets nationwide.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Support Your Favorite Influencers at Shopee’s first-ever Pageant, Miss Shopee 10.10 Brands Festival

Get ready for an exclusive livestream of Miss Shopee 10.10 Brands Festival on October 9 at 8:30 PM. Viewers of Shopee Live will get to watch influencers including GMA artists - Angel Guardian, Ana de Leon, and Jhenzel Go, compete for a chance to win Shopee’s Miss 10.10 pageant.

Ruoshan Tao, Head of Marketing at Shopee Philippines, said, “We are excited to celebrate 10.10 Brands Festival with a new and engaging way to entertain our users through Shopee Live. Consumers can also look forward to major giveaways from participating brands during the livestream pageant. We invite everyone to celebrate 10.10 Brands Festival with us on October 10.”

Viewers can tune in as candidates compete in a series of categories including Best in Bonggang Costume, Best in Rampa, and Patabaan ng Utak. There will be exclusive brand giveaways from L’Oreal, Maybelline, Garnier, Amazfit, and Alaska. In addition, users can watch and earn up to ₱10,000 Shopee coins and free vouchers every 30 minutes will be released.

On October 10, Shopee’s 10.10 Brands Festival will feature unbeatable promotions across all categories. Shoppers are able to enjoy key highlights including:

Sitewide free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend: Users can avail of sitewide free shipping with  ₱0 minimum spend on their purchases for 24 hours.

100% Brands Cashback vouchers: There will be 100% brands cashback vouchers and special discounts from participating brands.
Up to 50% off deals: Leading brands including Alaska, Maybelline, Quaker, Vivo, and Anker will be giving discounts up to 50% off.

24-Hour Flash Deals: Users can enjoy 24 rounds of flash deals with deals as low as ₱9.

Upsized session of Shopee Shake: There will be 6 rounds of Shopee Shake with ₱2 million Shopee coins to be given away.

Exciting prizes in Shopee’s ₱1 Game: Amazing items including an iPhone 11, Macbook Pro 13”, and Airpods 2 will be available in the iconic ₱1 Game.

10-Hour Shopee Live session: Users can tune in to an exclusive livestream starting 12NN to score sitewide vouchers up to ₱1,000 off.

Find out more about 10.10 Brands Festival at

So what are waiting for? Download the Shopee app now for free via the App Store or Google Play.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Smile Train Partners with Lighthouse Club Manila to Create More Smiles

The world’s leading cleft charity, Smile Train and construction industry charity, Lighthouse Club Manila recently held a fundraising event to support their programs, namely, life-changing cleft treatment and scholarships of the Philippine construction community and its families.

The initiative was held in commemoration of World Smile Day®, an annual celebration every first Friday of October encouraging acts of kindness around the world.

“The booming construction sector in the Philippines calls for industry players to support the overall welfare of its employees and extend benefits to their families. Through this partnership with Smile Train, we aim to highlight the importance of the industry’s workforce and their contribution to building infrastructure for the country’s long-term progress,” says Lighthouse Club Manila Chairman, Mr. Samuel Powell.

The event welcomed a roster of talented musical theater artists such as Laurence Mossman and Tricia Canilao from the local adaptation of Kinky Boots, Canilao’s daughter Ornella Canilao-Buser, and Natalia Santamaria Escano from Annie the Musical. Valuable art pieces from local artists including renowned sculptor and abstract painter Manuel Baldemor, figurative painter Nilo Badojos, and abstract artist Chris Pizzaro, were also auctioned off during the fundraiser.

“As Smile Train celebrates its 20th Anniversary and bringing forever smiles to Filipinos, we recognize the role we play in uplifting lives and reaching out to more underserved sectors in our country. We look forward to partnering with more organizations that are passionate about our cause and vision of giving every child with a cleft the opportunity for a brighter future,” said Kimmy Coseteng-Flaviano, Smile Train’s Area Director for South East Asia.

Since 1999, Smile Train, with the support of its donors and partners around the world, have supported safe and quality cleft care for more than 1.5 million children and will continue to do so until every child in need with a cleft has access to the care they deserve.

For more information about Smile Train's global efforts and to make a donation, please visit Follow Smile Train on Twitter and Instagram @SmileTrainPh, and like us on Facebook at @SmileTrainPhilippines.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Chicken All-You-Can for 1 year when you #ScanToPay with PayMaya at BonChon!

K-food lovers can now experience a more exciting and rewarding food adventure as they get a chance to win a one-year supply of BonChon's K-Style fried chicken when they scan-to-pay with PayMaya at BonChon.

All they need to do to earn raffle entries is to purchase their favorite Bonchon meals worth at least P200 by scanning the PayMaya QR code displayed at the cashiers using their PayMaya app. After the successful QR transaction, they can also receive up to two BonChon vouchers via SMS for either a one-piece Chicken Boxed Meal or one Original Chicken or Seafood Bibimbowl.

This promo runs until November 30, 2019 at select BonChon branches nationwide. For a complete list of participating BonChon stores, check out

Paying via PayMaya QR at BonChon is easy:
1. Tap the “Scan QR” button on your PayMaya app’s home screen.
2. Scan the QR code found at the cashier.
3. Enter the amount due and tap “Send Payment.”
4. Show the confirmation message to the cashier, and that’s it!

BonChon, a South Korean-based international fried chicken company, is known for producing flavorful sauces-namely soy garlic, honey citrus or crunchy garlic-that are being shipped worldwide. They are focused on bringing the most satisfying eating experience to their customers around the globe.

“When having your favorite Korean treats from BonChon, don’t pay cash. Just scan-to-pay with PayMaya QR. Aside from a fast and convenient payment experience, you’re getting free meals and so much more when you pay with PayMaya,” said PayMaya Director and Head of Wallets Business, Kenneth Palacios.

To stay updated about PayMaya’s services and promos, visit or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

GMA Network and Rebisco Topps Sarap Double the Fun in Toppstar TV Season 2

Beginning October 5, the fun continues for Kapuso viewers as GMA Network and Rebisco Topps Sarap bring back the musical-variety program, every Saturday morning, Toppstar TV featuring the cute and talented Toppstar Kids.

Topps Sarap Toppstar Tv season 2 promises twice the excitement, laughter and performances as the Toppstar batch 1 kids welcome a new breed of kiddie stars on the show.

Toppstar kids, who were chosen from Rebisco’s on-ground talent search all over the Philippines, will come together to showcase their skills in singing, dancing and hosting to bring out the “topps” in every kid.

As part of the brand’s commitment to bring out the best in every child, every segment of the show is created to ensure that we deliver this: theToppstar Performance showcases the kids’ talent in singing and dancing; theToppstar Games allows the kids to play while learning new skills; the Toppstar Laughs lets kids have fun showing their comedic talents while learning wholesome jokes, and the on-cam conversations in-between that hone the kids’ talents in hosting and interview.

To complement the Saturday morning episodes, Topps Sarap will mount school tours across Metro Manila.  Video snippets of these visits will be featured on the show.

Get ready to make your Saturdays twice as fun with Topps Sarap Toppstar TV Season 2.
Starts October 5, from 9:15 to 9:45 AM on GMA, and with replays every Sunday at 5:00 to 5:30 PM on GMA News TV.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019


Hello October!!!
Get ready to spook it out, as Fun Ranch brings back the Boo! Time Halloween Party!
With Boo! Time, kids can enjoy watching magical entertainment, collecting a basket of treats, playing games and strutting on the floor in their best costumes.   If luck is on their side, they might even win a special prize from sponsors.

Ticket prices are Php550 for kids and Php275 for adults.  Each kiddie ticket includes Unlimited Play at our indoor playground, loot bags, snacks and access to all side activities including Trick or Treat.  Adult tickets include snacks and access to all side activities.

This year’s Halloween party happens on the following dates and times:


October 25, 2019 Friday 3pm to 6pm

October 26, 2019 Saturday 9am to 12pm

October 27, 2019 Sunday 9am to 12pm


October 26, 2019 Saturday 10am to 1pm & 4pm to 7pm

October 27, 2019 Sunday 10am to 1pm & 4pm to 7pm


October 27, 2019 Sunday 11am to 3pm

Tickets are now available at any Fun Ranch branch on a first come, first served basis.  Hurry, limited slots available.

This year’s Boo! Time is co-presented by Coca-Cola and Poten-Cee Vitamin C Gummies.  Major sponsors are Puffy and Sparky bags, Nissin Bread Stix, Lucky Me Curly Spaghetti, Dutch Mill, Jump Yard Trampoline Park and Lazer Maxx Laser Tag Arena. Media Partners are Mommy Blogger Pehpot, Erica YuB and The Misis Chronicles.

For more details, call +632 7063019 (Ortigas), +632 8369387 (Alabang) or +639178610294 (Pampanga).  You may also send a message on @funranch social media accounts. You may also  visit