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Brighten up your rainy days with Brother Philippines Rainy Season Treat Promo!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Get up to P1,500 worth of Jollibee meal package for every purchase of select Brother printers
There’s no reason to be gloomy this rainy season and more reason to be excited as Japanese home and office imaging leader Brother Philippines brings you another jolly treat! Yes, Brother Philippines has brought back their partnership with Jollibee with the Rainy Season Treat promo.

The Rainy Season Treat promo features participating printer models under Brother’s Refill Tank System Series that are best for small office and home office printer users, as well as home, school, and personal printer users. Under the promo, customers purchasing any participating product may redeem corresponding meal packages at the country’s number one fast food chain.

Maximizing costs and productivity with the Brother Refill Tank System Series
Maximize productivity and carry out your imaging tasks at the fastest, least hassle and most affordable way possible with the Brother Refill Tank System printers. Enjoy user-friendly design engineered to minimize the risk of mess and leakage, a document print speed of up to 12/10 ipm (impressions per minute) that lets users do more in less time, and ultra-high-yield ink bottles – up to 6,500 pages in black and 5,000 pages in color – that lower cost per print.

Under the promo, customers purchasing the Brother MFC-T910DW Color Inkjet Printer get P1,500 worth of redeemable Jollibee meal packages. Meanwhile, buyers can get P1,000 worth of Jollibee treats for every purchase of a Brother DCP-T310, DCP-T510W Color Inkjet PrintersDCP-T710W, MFC-T810W Color Inkjet MFC Printers.

Customers who qualify for the promo must log on to promotions.brother.com.ph and register to get a corresponding bCODE to their purchase. To redeem the meal packages, customers will need to present the email containing the code at any of the participating Jollibee stores nationwide under this promo, which runs until November 30, 2018.

Hurry now and grab a Brother Refill Tank System printer from an authorized Brother dealer to avail of these cutting-edge features, as well as the Jollibee treats that go with every purchase.

Log on to www.brother.com.ph and https://promotions.brother.com.ph for more information on Brother Philippines and the Rainy Season Treat Promo.

Shopee Fashion Week Gathers Leading Fashion Brands in the Philippines, Offers Up To 95% Off The Hottest Fashion Items


From September 19 to 25, score attractive deals from leading fashion brands like Bench, Silverworks, Banana Peel, and many more

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Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, teams up with leading fashion brands including Bench, Silverworks, CLN, Watch Republic, Banana Peel, Avel Designs, and Unisilver to kick off Shopee Fashion Week. From 19 to 25 September, users can indulge themselves with up to 95% off men’s and women’s fashion categories including apparel, shoes, and accessories.


To cater to the diverse fashion tastes of all Filipino shoppers, Shopee Fashion Week will contain six themed collections namely Fresh Finds, Sneakerfest, Aegyo! Korean Fashion, Denim + Leather, Holiday Glam, and Accessorize. Featuring unbelievable deals starting from ₱1.00, shoppers can save even more when purchasing their fashion essentials on Shopee. Shoppers can also look forward to the Everything Must Go flash sale on September 25, where the most in-demand fashion items will be available at unbeatable prices.


Shopee Fashion Week will also mark the official launch of Bench, the top fashion brand in the Philippines, on Shopee Mall. To celebrate the opening, Bench will be offering 20% off storewide for fashion hunters to fill their wardrobes. Bench Apparel and Bench Body will also offer exclusive bundles for as low as 259.00 on a limited time only, so fans of the brand can usher in the festive year-end shopping period with Bench on Shopee. Lastly, the first 100 Bench shoppers will win a free cosmetics set and limited-edition postcards signed by celebrities Max Collins and Marco Gumabao.

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Jane Lim, Director of Shopee Philippines, said, “Shopee is dedicated to bringing a customised shopping experience that caters to the unique tastes of our users. With dozens of the most beloved local fashion brands on board, Shopee Fashion Week aims to give users first-hand access to exclusive deals on a wide variety of clothes, shoes, and other fashion accessories. Together with themed collections and various other attractive promotions, we are confident shoppers can save even more on their favourite fashion products at Shopee Fashion Week.”


For more information about Shopee’s Fashion Week, visit: https://shopee.ph/m/fashion-week
For more information about Shopee, visit https://shopee.ph
Download the Shopee app for free on App Store or Google Play Store.

White is in! These mommy bloggers share their holiday must-haves this 2018


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The holidays are just around the corner, and if you’re like most homemakers, you’re probably thinking of how to make your celebrations extra fun and memorable for your loved ones this year.

Mom bloggers Anne, Kris, and Isha, all known for their housekeeping and other practical tips, are one in saying that planning is important so that you can be ready for the whirlwind of activities that come with the holiday season.


Here are some of their must-haves so that you can have an awesome celebration:

A hardworking smartphone and data plan. Share your holiday adventures by taking lots and lots of photos. Make sure your smartphone has a good camera and plenty of storage so that you can take all the photos you want – from the food you served to the selfies and groufies you’ll have with the family and friends. Upload your photos quickly on social media so that everyone can partake of the fun, even virtually.

Healthy food. With all the partying going around, some people may overindulge and break their doctors’ orders. To make sure that even those who are on a diet or have special medical considerations also get to enjoy the holiday feast, have something prepared especially for them. Fruits and vegetables are always be good to have and are healthy for you too.

Christmas-themed décor. To evoke that holiday feel, make it a white Christmas! The mom bloggers all agree that white is in this Christmas. Have some white table runners and white napkins for a wintery look. While you’re at it, bring out your white pillow cases and throw pillows as well, and combine them with reds and golds. You can have a holiday wonderland right in your own home.

Extra gifts. The last thing you want to happen is to find out you forgot to put someone in your Christmas gift list. Since you can’t really tell who this person will be and when you’ll need the item, prepare one or two gifts that you can easily pull out anytime. Some ideas would be plain white shirts (one size fits all), white hankies, and face towels.

Holiday frocks. You want your family members to have the right holiday gear so that they can be comfortable yet presentable in the rush of holiday activities. When choosing clothes, go for classic colors such as white, which is easy to mix with just about anything and never goes out of style. Just because your family members haven’t worn some clothes for a long time doesn’t mean you should throw them away. By using a deep cleaning detergent with intensive cleaning power, putim shirts can be brilliant white again, just in time for the holidays.

Our blogger moms all swear by Tide, whose intensive cleaning power keeps clothes so white that they actually look new. Enjoy white clothes you’ve always loved, as well as those lovely colors you enjoy, by using detergents that have been especially formulated to bring out your clothes’ whiteness.

Just like Melai and Alex Gonzaga who kept everyone guessing who among them was wearing BagongBili o BagongLaba with Tide, the mommy bloggers noted that despite repeated usage, clothes washed with Tide look new.

Sobrang amazing ang Tide! Ang dating luma, mukhang bago sa kaputian. Gumamit kayo ng Tide para hindi na kailangan bumili ng bago,” says mom Isha.

Filipino moms are practical, so we are happy to bring them Tide, which allows them to keep their families’ clothes looking and smelling new. At the same time, they are able to save money by not having to replace clothes so often,” ends Procter & Gamble’s Country Marketing Manager for Laundry, Jonn Terence Dy.

With Tide, white is in. “Kikinang-kinang ang damit nyo sa kaputian ngayong Pasko,” concludes Mommy Anne.

World-class natural remedy for Filipina beauty & wellness expert’s crowning glory

Wednesday, September 19, 2018



Hair loss is a concern for both men and women. It can have a devastating effect to anyone who experiences it. 

According to Web MD, the average adult head has about 100,000 to 150,000 strands of hair and loses up to 100 of them a day, which is normal. As people age, their rate of hair growth slows, and they can experience losing more than hundreds of strands which is quite alarming. So what can you do to prevent it? 

For beauty and wellness expert, Cory Quirino, embracing wellness is the first step to help improve the hair’s condition and make people look younger.

“If you choose to have a wellness lifestyle, then expect wonderful changes such as radiant skin, energy, and a general sense of well-being,” she emphasizes. “In time, you will realize that you have successfully delayed the aging process.”

The beauty and wellness expert says that choosing wellness as a lifestyle includes eating nutritious food, exercising, getting a good sleep, drinking generous amounts of water, managing stress, getting enough sunshine, and above all, staying positive. 

On top of a daily healthy regimen, a supplement is necessary to maintain a healthy hair and scalp. Many people opt to use chemical-based products. But for her, the use of natural products is a must and the best solution for hair loss.

“There are hair treatment products in the market today that claim to be effective but their ingredients could contain chemicals that may prove harmful with long-term use,” she enthuses. “Choose natural. Say NO to harsh chemicals and let nature do the makeover,” she emphasizes. 

Natural ingredients such as virgin coconut oil (VCO) and aloe vera are loaded with beneficial properties, which boost the health of the scalp and hair. These and much more natural herbs and essential oils can be found in NOVUHAIR, a topical scalp lotion with 19 natural ingredients that work in synergy to help prevent hair loss, which the beauty and wellness expert approves of.

“Even if I have been blessed with thick hair, I know that it has to be cared for,” she maintains. “I use NOVUHAIR topical scalp lotion once daily in the evening before bedtime. Next morning, I apply it on my scalp again, then a shampoo after 30 minutes. Those who wish to further thicken the hair, it is a must to also use the shampoo and conditioner daily.”  
Eventually, she noticed impressive effects after using this breakthrough product: significant lessening of hair fall, abundant growth of tress, and the return of locks’ luster.
Apart from being effective, it’s a very safe solution, too. A local clinical study has proven that NOVUHAIR has no adverse side effects with continuous use. 

Moreover, NOVUHAIR is not just for those who experience hair loss. Younger people, especially the millennials, can use it for maintenance or prevention if hair loss runs in the family.

Cory recommends NOVUHAIR to everyone, especially to those who want to maintain their hair the best way they can. For her, this globally-competitive natural product answers the needs of a discriminating, health-conscious public.

Born on August 11, the granddaughter of the late Philippine President Elpidio Quirinois an author, and television and radio host. She has been a strong advocate for natural health, beauty, and wellness for more than two decades.

“Twenty years ago, it was as simple a goal as weight loss. But when I saw the dramatic effect it had on my vitality and complexion, I knew that this was the good path to take. For those who wish the same things I wanted then, this would be just as easy to embrace,” Cory recalls. 

She wrote a series of best-seller books entitled “Forever Young”, which feature beauty and health tips as well as her own workout programs. Likewise, she also made a fitness video called “Cory Quirino’s Celebrity Workout for Beginners”.

For her, living in the 21st century has its challenges. She says: “The best way to live long and be well is to live a natural life.” 

Truly, for a natural woman like Cory, her crowning glory deserves nothing but a world-class natural remedy that is NOVUHAIR.

NOVUHAIR is available at Mercury Drug and other leading drugstores nationwide. You may also have the product delivered right at your doorstep through Lazada at https://bit.ly/2Jc92Vk

For more information, contact NOVUHAIR hotlines at 413.6570and 0922.8830575, visit www.novuhair.com, and Facebook Page: Novuhair Official.#choosenatural #ichoosenatural#novuhair #naturalwoman





Shell Bike Fair 2018 Gears Up for Epic Finale in Manila this September

Tuesday, September 18, 2018



BIKE riders, club members, and enthusiasts are expected to pack the Philippine International Convention Center as Shell Bike Fair 2018 culminates in Manila on the 22nd of September.

One of the highlights of this much-awaited event is the search for the Shell Outriders Best Bike Club, a nationwide competition for groups that exemplify the values of a responsible and socially-active riding community.

To qualify for the Shell Outriders Best Bike Club award, nominees should show passion for achieving their goals, exhibit personal and social courage that benefits the riding community, have the mindset to overcome social barriers, and support a cause with a spirit of fun and youthfulness.

A screening committee will then evaluate entries and vote for representatives for each of these participating regions: NCR, Northern Luzon, Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Winners will be announced during the event in September with the grand prize being P100,000 cash plus P50,000 worth of fuel vouchers.

Shell Bike Fair 2018 is our way of solidifying our commitment to the Filipino bikers. Through this event, we hope to recognize the bike clubs’ positive contributions to the community,” said Lorrie Ramirez, Shell Advance Brand Manager. “It’s their courage that inspires us at Shell. And it is the goal of Shell Advance to help our riders outride any obstacles they encounter by protecting their engines and helping improve the smoothness and responsiveness of their bikes.”

With this year’s theme, “Together We Ride Stronger,” Shell Bike Fair 2018 kicked off in Baguio last July with close to 3,000 bikers braving the rains to take part in the event held at the CAP John Hay Convention Center.


Now on its fourth year, Shell Bike Fair 2018 treated riders to a day full of exciting activities: with contests for helmet design and bike modification, on top of fun booth games and freebies sponsored by Shell V-Power, Shell Advance, and other sponsors. To top it off, five brand new motorcycles were given away in a raffle draw.

Celebrity guests like Daiana Menezes and Roxanne Barcelo also entertained the crowd while performances from Rico Blanco and other local bands rocked the night away. Certified motorcycle enthusiast and Shell’s newest brand ambassador Drew Arellano also shared his personal journey as a rider, the challenges that he encounters while on board his bike, safety riding techniques, and how Shell V-Power and Shell Advance served as his road partner throughout filming his travel show “Biyahe ni Drew.”

We recognize our bikers’ passion for driving and the challenges they face on the road every day. That’s why we at Shell continue to develop products designed to be their reliable companion on the road. Right alongside Shell Advance, we have the Shell V-Power fuels line designed to deliver both performance and efficiency for our customers to ride well,” adds Mark Malabanan, Shell V-Power Brand Manager.

Be there for the culminating event of Shell Bike Fair 2018 this September 22 at the Philippine International Convention Center. This project is a joint venture of Shell Advance and Shell V-Power, dedicated to empowering solutions for making life’s journeys better and helping motorists outride anything.


For more information, visit www.shell.com.ph







Gabay Guro marks 11th year with ‘Grand Gathering’ for teachers at MOA Arena on Sept. 23

Monday, September 17, 2018



[September 17, 2018] In time for National Teacher’s Month, PLDT-Smart Foundation’s education advocacy and flagship program Gabay Guro is celebrating its 11th anniversary by bringing together thousands of teachers from all over the country for the much-awaited Grand Gathering 2018 on September 23, Sunday, at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.


Organized as the biggest tribute for Filipino teachers, the star-studded event features celebrity performances led by Megastar Sharon Cuneta, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Ogie Alcasid, Martin Nievera, Jaya, Gabby Concepcion, Randy Santiago, and Christian Bautista, among others.


As a grand treat to teachers, Gabay Guro is also raffling off exciting prizes, including gift certificates, smartphones and gadgets, home appliances, livelihood packages, vehicles, and a brand new house and lot.

“Gabay Guro's annual Grand Gathering is our big 'Thank You' to all our beloved teachers who dedicate their life to the invaluable role of educating our children," said Gabay Guro Chairperson Chaye Cabal-Revilla. "They are our partners in nation-building through education, and we look forward to continuing our mission to support and uplift them as we mark our 11th year.”

The event is exclusive to teachers, and admission is FREE. For a chance to secure tickets, teachers may visit Gabay Guro's official Facebook account at www.facebook.com/gabayguro and follow its official accounts on Twitter and Instagram at @PLDTGabayGuro for updates.

Empowering teachers across the country

Established in 2007, Gabay Guro aims to honor and empower teachers across the country through seven pillars: housing and educational facilities; scholarships; trainings; livelihood programs; broadbanding and computerization; innovations; and the Teachers’ Tribute.

Since its founding, Gabay Guro has built and donated over 40 classrooms nationwide and provided over 1,300 scholarship grants through its 47 partner schools. Of its scholars, 800 have graduated, with 234 finishing with honors. Over 500 graduates have also passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers.

Over the years, more than 40,000 educators have also benefited from Gabay Guro's regular training programs, which include personality development, emotional intelligence, English proficiency, information technology, leadership, and creativity, among others.  To promote an innovative mindset and unlock opportunities for teachers, school leaders, staff, Gabay Guro also links schools to communities and industries through workshops and interactive seminars.

Award-winning advocacy program

Over the years, Gabay Guro has teamed up with various organizations, including companies within the PLDT Group, to improve the quality of life of teachers and their families by launching livelihood programs for teachers.


The organization has also partnered with local government units to bring the "Grand Gathering" experience to the provinces through the "Teacherfest" celebration, which was recently held in Bataan, Butuan, and Bulacan, and will soon be staged in Ilocos, Cebu, and Davao.

Gabay Guro’s efforts have been recognized by various award-giving bodies including Gawad Tanglaw, Anvil Awards, Philippine Quill Awards, and the Philippine Association of National Advertisers Awards.


Gabay Guro Grand Gathering 2018 is made possible by the support of Colgate-Palmolive; Devant; Enchanted Kingdom; FINTQ; Foton; Gen Korean BBQ House; HBC; Honda; Kettle Foods Corp.; Landco; Manila Doctors Hospital; Motorlandia; MPTC; MVP Rewards; MyPhone; PECCI; Penshoppe; PLDT Home; Red Planet Hotels; Reyes Haircutters; SGV Foundation; Smart; Standard Insurance; Stanford University Batch 2018; Sun; Sunsilk; Suzuki; Telescoop; TNT; and Yamaha.

For more information, please visit the Gabay Guro’s official website atwww.gabayguro.com and follow the organization's official Twitter and Instagram accounts at @PLDTGabayGuro.     

Mapúa students enjoy cashless convenience with RCBC MyWallet ID Card


From meeting new friends to learning new things, students have a lot to look forward to as soon as they enter the university. However, much is also expected from this new generation.

As young adults who will soon help grow the country’s economy, it is important that these individuals are educated, empowered, and financially literate. And taking the lead to begin their financial journey, RCBC ties up with Mapúa University to introduce a dual purpose MyWallet–Mapúa ID to all its freshmen students for the upcoming academic year.

The Yuchengco-led bank innovates the typical school ID to double as a prepaid card that students can use to pay for everyday necessities and for transactions i

nside or outside of Mapúa. This new system will pave the way for both RCBC and the university to build a digital ecosystem that includes the students.

“A big part of the unbanked and underserved market are the college students who do not have their own bank accounts or who are not yet qualified to get their own payment cards. We want to change that and teach them money management and good financial habits, starting with the RCBC MyWallet–Mapúa ID card,” said Margarita Lopez, Digital Banking Group head.

The RCBC MyWallet-Mapúa ID card both serves as the students’ admission to the school’s premises as it contains their identification details and as a prepaid card which can be used to pay for their tuition and other school-related purchases. The card also provides parents a more secure way to transfer their child’s allowances; and a means for students to store and build their savings. 

Other students can also enjoy the benefits of a MyWallet Visa Prepaid Card. They simply need to go to any RCBC branch nationwide and fill-out the enrollment form, present a valid ID, and pay a P150 fee to start enjoying the convenience of cashless transactions in their school, online shopping and 24/7 online access via RCBC Online Banking.