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Jollibee Wheel of Joy allows kids to build their own Ferris Wheel

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

This July, Jollikids are in for an exciting playtime as Jollibee brings the magic of a carnival ride into their homes with the newest Jolly Kiddie Meal toy set – the Jollibee Wheel of Joy!

With the latest set of connectible toys from the country’s leading fast-food chain, kids will truly have another fun-filled experience as Jollibee and Friends take them on an exciting Ferris Wheel ride.

Jollikids can build the Jollibee Wheel of Joy by first assembling the pillars of their carnival attraction, placing Jollibee at the base, and turning the knob to see him move around. Next, they can assemble the Ferris Wheel’s cabs by using bars to connect the swing frames and fixing the swings of Hetty, Popo, Twirlie, and Yum to the bars.

As they connect the base and each of the colorful gondolas together, kids can make Jollibee’s friends spin by turning the knob – just like a real Ferris Wheel ride!

Let your Jollikids have fun building their own Jollibee Wheel of Joy with a fascinating charm and magic that will capture their imagination.

Collect and connect all five toys with every purchase of a Yumburger (P80), Yumburger Meal with Drink (P100), Jolly Spaghetti (P95), Jolly Spaghetti Meal with Drink (P105), 1-piece Burger Steak (P95), 1-piece Burger Steak Meal with Drink (P105), 1-piece Chickenjoy with Rice (P120), or 1-piece Chickenjoy Meal (P135), each comes with its own Jolly Joy Box.

So, let Jollibee and Friends give your kids a more adventurous playtime as they build and bring to life their favorite theme park attraction. Head to a Jollibee branch near you and start collecting all five Jolly Kiddie Meal toys, available until July 31 only.

SM City Calamba wins in the Buhayani Festival

Rizal sa Espana’ float scores top prize in the Grand Float Competition

SM City Calamba designed and created an impressive float that won the top prize at the recently concluded Buhayani Festival Grand Float Competition held at Rizal Shrine in Calamba, Laguna.

We take pride in the Filipino culture as we show our support by promoting and joining fun, local celebrations, such as the Buhayani Festival. This recent win definitely makes us even more proud to be part of the community,” said Engr. John Jason Terrenal, senior assistant vice president for South Luzon Mall Operations.

SM Calamba’s ‘Rizal sa España’ float was inspired by the life of Rizal in Spain. The façade showed a replica of Universidad Central de Madrid where Rizal studied medicine to fulfill his dream of becoming a doctor. Behind it was a library which emphasized Rizal’s exemplary performance and traits as a student. The dockyard where Rizal began his journey in Madrid was also included in the float, as well as the paper and pen which strongly symbolizes his wisdom and his great contribution in attaining the country’s sovereignty.

Since 2014, SM City Calamba has been taking part in the Buhayani Festival, which has gained recognition and support from the local community – from schools, government agencies, private establishments and local organizations. The Buhayani Festival is Calamba City’s way to celebrate the life of its homegrown hero and the National Hero of the Philippines, Gat. Jose Rizal. “Buhayani” is derived from two Filipino words, “buhay” (life) and “bayani” (hero).

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Go on an LRT-1 food trip this Saturday with these Manila eats

MANILA, July 16, 2019 – Manila is known for many things, not least of which is its rich and delicious food. That means you don’t have to go very far to go on a memorable food trip—you could go on one right now in your own home base!

All it takes are a few quick trips up and down the city’s iconic LRT-1 line. Make it a fun and productive Saturday to remember and get yourself full and satisfied with this convenient itinerary:

Lunch at Baclaran
The southern end of the line at Baclaran station is home to various choices, largely thanks to its famous Baclaran market. Start your Manila food trip with lunch at any of the endless options, such as the Pista Food Hall at Redemptorist Road with a whole host of Filipino cuisine and delightful regional flavors by its different concessionaires, or the Yokocho Food Court if you’re fixing to have some mouthwatering and affordable Japanese food. With all the possibilities in Baclaran, make sure you’ve still got room for the other stops!

Photos from Pista Food Hall Facebook page

Merienda at Carriedo
If you want to experience more diverse flavors in Manila, make your way over to Chinatown in Binondo via Carriedo station. There, you’ll find the legendary Quik Snack restaurant on Carvajal Street, home to traditional Filipino-Chinese fare with a few more international dishes also in the menu. You might find the restaurant packed to the brim with other excited diners, but don’t be discouraged—the food is definitely worth the wait. You came all the way here for the good stuff, didn’t you?

Railway Jam at the Doroteo Jose station
Head one stop further up the LRT-1 line and discover a cultural gem outside of food—music! From 4PM-6PM, the Doroteo Jose train station becomes a mini-concert hub for commuters as up-and-coming local musicians perform through busking sessions, also known as Railway Jam. Initiated by Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) and ikotMNL, in partnership with Organisasyon ng mga Pilipinong Mang-Aawit (OPM), Railway Jam is showcased from Thursdays to Saturdays until August 2019 at the Doroteo Jose, Monumento, and Baclaran stations for commuters to enjoy pure musical talent and witness the rise of the next potential OPM star.

Dinner at Abad Santos
Last, but certainly never the least is the Filipino delicacy nobody passes up—the immortal and ever-present lechon. Score some of the best lechon in the city by taking the train to Abad Santos station where you can find Mila’s Lechon. You can be sure that it’ll satisfy and serve as a delicious end to an enjoyable and unique Saturday.

The beautiful thing about Manila is that you can head to all these stops in one day, thanks to the convenience of the LRT-1 and ikotMNL! And since it’s already the rainy season, don’t forget to bring your umbrellas—you wouldn’t want to go on your food trip all soaking wet!

ikotMNL is a tourism campaign launched by the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) in 2018 to connect foreign and local travelers to Manila’s rich history, cultural heritage, and top food destinations by riding the LRT-1 to areas such as Intramuros, Binondo, Quiapo, and many more. For more information, visit, like ikotMNL on Facebook, and follow @ikotmnl on Instagram and Twitter.

Fashion without Boundaries: SM Celebrate Denim with a Purpose

Monday, July 15, 2019

Boys with Down syndrome take a selfie with their guardian during the recent denim fashion show at SM City San Jose del Monte dubbed as “Denim with a Purpose” while waiting for the show to start. 

SAN JOSE DEL MONTE MONTE CITY, Bulacan – Students with Down syndrome and Autism fearlessly walked the runway during the recent denim fashion show at SM City San Jose del Monte showcasing their favorite denim clothes.

While the fashion world tends to give us certain definition of a perfect model which is tall, slim and abled women, SM City San Jose del Monte organized an event where they could celebrate denim month meaningfully with people with Down syndrome and autism and twist the idea of a perfect runway model.

Mary Antoinette Aquino totally slays and own the stage during the recent “Denim with a Purpose” fashion show at SM City San Jose del Monte. 

Dubbed as “Denim with a Purpose” students from Happy Child Academy in San Jose del Monte were invited and willingly participated to showcase their ability to rock the runway at the mall atrium in front of their classmates, teachers, parents as well as shoppers and mall goers. They were taught, styled, and accompanied by aspiring models from a modeling agency who are also from the city.

Graceful walks, charming turns, and infectious smiles wows the audience as they confidently slay their favorite denim outfit during the show.

A boy with Down syndrome enjoys the runway and do the ‘dab’ pose together with his aspiring model mentor during the recent “Denim with a Purpose” fashion show at SM City San Jose del Monte. 

“It is refreshing to see the participants filled the mall’s atmosphere with warmth and positive energy because they themselves enthusiastically raised awareness to diversity and equality” shares SM City San Jose del Monte Mall Manager Mr. Jose Mari Emmanuel Correa. “It is a pleasure for us to share our mall events with them and make it more meaningful” Mr. Correa added.

Moreover, as an additional token, SM treated some of them with their chosen denim at The SM Store while the others were given the chance to wear the newly designed and personalized denim made the day before the fashion show by the group of artistic students from FCPC Filustrados, also from the city.

Mark Angelo Uchi owns the stage and shows his swag moves during the recent “Denim with a Purpose” fashion show at SM City San Jose del Monte. 

First City Providential College Filustrados unleash their creative side by adding more design to denim clothes as part of the month-long celebration of denim month. 

Celebrate Everything with Denim by taking Instagram-worthy photos at SM City San Jose del Monte’s denim centerpiece complete with neon lights backdrop for the whole month of July. 

Invite your friends and family and continuously celebrate everything with denim. Enjoy this month-long celebration at SM City San Jose del Monte, SM City Marilao, and SM City Baliwag with up to 70% off on denim finds from participating stores.

RCBC Leading the charge in financial inclusion

 Yuchengco Group of Companies Chairperson Helen Yuchengco Dee (first row, fifth from left) and Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation Chief Innovation and Inclusion Officer Lito Villanueva (second row, fourth from left) recently led a signing of a memorandum of understanding to launch DiskarTech, the country’s first-ever financial inclusion accelerator program to harness the Filipinos’ entrepreneurial spirit. Photo also shows officials from program partners PLDT Enterprise, Smart WiFi, Malayan Insurance, Liga ng Mga Barangay, League of Municipalities, Local Climate Change Adaptation Development, Philippine Association of Stores and Carinderia Owners, and Ka-Entrep Micro and Small Entrepreneurs Organization of the Philippines.

Be ready on your next getaway with these five travel must-haves!

Planning for a trip takes more than just booking flights and reserving hotel accommodations. Every seasoned traveler knows that it is equally important to immediately research for suggested itineraries and make a list of things to bring for the duration of the vacation.

From making sure that all travel documents are ready, to choosing the right luggage to bring and knowing the appropriate clothes to pack, preparing for any kind of getaway may be nerve-racking. To make things easier the next time you’re going on an out-of-town trip or flying to another country, here’s a checklist of items you should not forget to pack in your bag:

  1. Reusable water bottle. Exploring a different city means that you will be walking around the streets and taking public commute for hours. One of your best travel companions to keep you energized and hydrated during your adventures is a cool bottle of water. While you can always buy from convenience stores, it is recommended to bring your handy tumbler which you can always refill anytime for free.

Complete your travel essentials with a World Traveler luggage and Hydro Flask water bottle when you get your own CEB GetGo Credit Card.

  1. Fully charged power bank. Almost everything needed to survive traveling is already in a smartphone such as maps, language translator, and currency calculator. So, imagine just how hard it would be if your phone’s battery drained. With a portable power bank in your bag, you can save yourself from emergencies by just plugging your gadget and charging it on the go.

  1. Complete health kit. Whether you’re traveling within the country or to a new destination, it can be difficult to get treatment when an injury or illness happens. That’s why it’s always better to be prepared with your own kit, complete with medicines and basic first aid supplies including bandages and alcohol so you can immediately tend to any kind of emergency or accident.

  1. Small travel bag. A luggage is needed to carry all your things to one destination; but when you’re already touring the city, you wouldn’t want to carry a big heavy bag. To truly enjoy and travel like a tourist, you should have an additional crossbody bag or purse which you can practically bring anywhere you go.
Apply for any of the CEB GetGo Credit Cards and get a World Traveler luggage and Hydro Flask water bottle to bring on your next vacation.

  1. Widely-accepted credit card. While it is great to be prepared with cash when traveling, having a credit card is much more convenient and hassle-free for purchases locally and even abroad. With a credit card, you are free to shop and spend for the most rewarding and memorable experiences. Some banks even offer travel credit cards with amazing rewards such as points to fly for free for every purchase transaction!

Cebu Pacific’s lifestyle rewards program, GetGo has its own fleet of credit cards - CEB GetGo Credit Card and CEB GetGo Platinum Card - that let members enjoy cashless transactions and online shopping convenience wherever they are, while earning points that can be redeemed to book a free Cebu Pacific flight! It has one of the best conversion rates in the market, with every P30 spend earning members 1 GetGo Point.

For those who don’t have their own CEB GetGo Credit Cards yet, GetGo and UnionBank is bringing its newest exciting promo for new cardholders. From now up to October 8, 2019, those who will apply for a CEB GetGo Credit Card will get a free cabin-sized World Traveler luggage and an 18-oz. wide mouth Hydro Flask vacuum-insulated stainless-steel water bottle upon spending P20,000 on the card within 65 days from approval date.

Meanwhile, new CEB GetGo Platinum Cardholders will get the luggage and Hydro Flask as well as a promo code worth 8,000 GetGo Points upon spending P40,000 with the card within the same period. With this much points, new members can immediately book a one-way ticket to any local or Southeast Asian destination that they have been wanting to visit.

So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to travel with your CEB GetGo Credit Cards and brand-new travel luggage and Hydro Flask. Apply for your own card at and visit for full mechanics. Promo runs until October 8, 2019.

For more information on memberships and partners, visit Never miss out on exclusive member offers and the latest news on partner promos by subscribing to GetGo email alerts. Just log in to your account, go to ‘Profile’, select ‘Preferences’, click ‘My Settings’, and choose ‘Count Me In’. You can also like and follow GetGoPH’s official pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


LBC empowers MSMEs with Php 80 Pasabog Promo for Cash on Pick-Up Transactions

Friday, July 12, 2019

As its way of empowering micro, small, and medium enterprises, LBC, the leading logistics service company in the Philippines, recently launched its Cash on Pick-up (COP) Php 80 Pasabog Promo. The increasing number of deliveries initiated by the flourishing eCommerce prompted LBC to offer a fixed rate of Php 80, which it will offer until Aug. 31, 2019.
LBC COP Php 80 Pasabog Promo is, so far, the courier service's most affordable offering to allow online sellers and buyers to do as many transactions as they can.
LBC has been the most reliable logistics company in the country and is synonymous with better service. People who want to assure that their parcels will arrive on time in its destination rely heavily on LBC's courier service. The rates have always been competitive, even the smallest businesses will be able to avail themselves of.
The flat rate of Php 80 is applicable to deliveries or shipments within the Philippines of up to 3 kilograms. Anything that exceeds the weight will have an additional fee, which is commensurate to the given fixed rate.
The LBC COP Php 80 flat-rate offer is applicable for the following LBC parcels and boxes: N-Pack Small, N-Pack Large, KB Mini, KB Slim, and KB Small. A minimum charge of Php 15 will be added as a valuation fee and may increase depending on the declared value of the shipment.
LBC continues to introduce innovations as its response to the changing business landscape in the country. Ecommerce has allowed individuals to operate businesses within the confines of their homes while buyers can purchase an item using the internet or through an app.
These developments not only gives MSMEs the opportunity to expand their livelihood but it also contributes to the economy.
LBC boasts 1,400 branches nationwide which also now serve as pick-up points especially in hard-to-reach areas where transportation is limited. With the introduction of "Kaliwaan System," buyers and sellers are assured of smooth and fast transactions. It eliminates the constant worry of whether the item was sent or received. This is one of the issues LBC's innovation is able to address.
LBC hopes to encourage more entrepreneurs to expand their business reach with COP Php 80 Pasabog Promo.
For more information, visit or any LBC branch near you.
*Per DTI-NCR Permit No. 10157 Series of 2019. Promo runs from June 1 to August 31, 2019.