Be the Next 3.3 Shopee Milyonaryo and Join Our First Lucky Jackpot Prize Winner from General Santos City

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Caregivers have been called the unsung heroes of the pandemic, and with good reason. Caregiving is one of the toughest jobs around, made even more difficult by the additional health risks COVID-19 poses.

As a caregiver, her job is never easy, but Jovie Garcia from General Santos City remains grateful for being able to keep it. She is also thankful that her husband can continue working as a tricycle driver, so they can both support their 14-year-old daughter and her ailing mother-in-law. “Buti nga po may trabaho kami nitong pandemic. Hindi naman po nai-stop,” she said.

Jovie was on duty when she won the opportunity to play 3.3 Shopee Milyonaryo, an interactive lucky draw contest on Shopee Live, last February 22. Her ward, 92-year-old Lola Maria, was right beside her, encouraging her during the game.

Despite comments from other users telling her to pick boxes labeled with other letters, Jovie chose S, believing it to be a lucky letter since her daughter’s name starts with it. “Feeling po namin and’un talaga yung isang milyon,” she said.

Sure enough, the box was opened to reveal the ₱1M jackpot prize. Jovie, who was overwhelmed to the point of tears upon winning, was only able to announce the big news to her family over the phone as she was on 24-hour duty. She looks forward to sharing the joy and excitement with her loved ones in person.

She also plans to use the prize money to buy medicines for her mother-in-law and fund a small business. “Hindi po talaga ako makapaniwala. Salamat po sa Panginoon. Maraming maraming salamat po sa Shopee family sa napalanunan kong ₱1M.”

Want to be the next Shopee Milyonaryo?

3.3 Shopee Milyonaryo is just one of the many exciting games Filipinos can look forward to at the 3.3-4-4. Mega Shopping Sale, Shopee’s first mega sale of the year. With millions worth of prizes to be given away, Shopee makes online shopping meaningful, entertaining, and rewarding for Filipinos.

Join Jovie in becoming the next lucky 3.3 Shopee Milyonaryo! Simply log on to the Shopee app and claim your raffle code. Winners will be announced daily until March 3, 2021. During the show, the winners will pick one out of six boxes, one of which contains ₱1,000,000 in cash.

For more information about Shopee Milyonaryo, visit

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

Ben&Ben to light up Manila skyline with first drone show


Ben&Ben are set to make the impossible possible by headlining The Inevitable Drone Show—the first of its kind to feature a music performance with drone lights show illuminating the Manila skyline in synchronized fashion.

Presented by SMART 5G, the eco-friendly and innovative show will surely grab headlines as Rizal Park and its nearby areas will get to experience the modern lights show LIVE on February 28 (Sunday) at exactly 7pm. It will also simultaneously air on Ben&Ben’s official Facebook page.

To accompany the picturesque storytelling in the sky, the award-winning Filipino collective will be performing an extended version of “Inevitable”—the acclaimed song that was used as a soundtrack and a music score for SMART 5G’s romantic sci-fi TVC featuring Korean drama superstars, Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin.

For their part, Ben&Ben immediately said yes to participating in this initiative that explores the creative possibilities of aerial entertainment, easily becoming the first Filipino band to mount a drone show.

The first and probably the most immediate reason why we accepted this project is because it merges different forms of art with technology to create a one-of-a-kind experience for our audience,” vocalist and guitarist Paolo Benjamin shares in a statement. “Some of us have experienced drone shows before, but only set to pre-existing songs and records. The opportunity to actually score and record the music and live performance to one such show was something we could just not pass up on.”

Ben&Ben’s percussionist Andrew De Pano takes pride in the fact that the nine-piece outfit are also involved with the visual aspects of the drone show, and not just the music itself. “The mere fact that it’s a drone show is definitely a first big difference,” Andrew says. “We also had to base our music performance solely on a storyboard, which was a new experience compared to the usual scoring of a commercial with more or less final video footage to reference off of. We hope that with the work we put into it, the audience experiences the story of our song Inevitable, set to a unique visual experience that even we are especially excited for.”

The Inevitable Drone Show is a collaboration between SMART 5G and Ben&Ben.

Inevitable,’ the song that Ben&Ben will be performing, is out now on all digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music.

An ‘Inevitable’ Pairing: How Ben&Ben’s music made it to Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin’s TVC for Smart

Friday, February 26, 2021


While it was important for Smart to grant wishes of its subscribers when it comes to bringing consumers closer to their foreign idols, the latest Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin TVC presented an opportunity to put a Filipino band behind the soundtrack and musical scoring.

Here’s where Ben&Ben comes in, providing “Inevitable,” the song that is heard in the background while Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin pursue each other in this romantic-sci-fi TVC.

With lyrics inspired by real-life events, Ben&Ben members simply happen to be CLOY fans as well. In a collaboration set to motion by the band, Smart, and Sony Music, things started falling into place when it came to lending soundtrack and musical score for this collaborative campaign.

In an official statement released by Sony Music, lead singer Paolo Benjamin said, “Inevitable is a song that tries to describe the nature of fate, and how all our actions somehow lead us to some better place that is destined for us. It’s also a song about being real with someone, and that no matter how scary that may seem at times, there is freedom in baring your truest nature with someone dear to you, even if that someone is yourself.”

Miguel Benjamin added, “The songwriting in itself presents a concept of the state that is both a surreal mystery and a peaceful certainty, so we wanted to create an aural representation of what these lyrics felt like. Our process started with a mix of acoustic guitars, which I tweaked with sitar effects as the main intro riff; kind of like a representation of the two contrasting feelings working together.”

About the Smart 5G Campaign

The TVC, which serves as a joint project top-billed by Korean drama stars Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin, is part of the new Smart 5G campaign to make what seemed impossible, possible.

From “The Captain Has Landed” to landing into each other’s arms, Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin took chemistry to a whole new level in the Smart 5G TVC as they chase each other on the road and through different dimensions only to meet again just as Bin asks, “Do you believe it’s possible?” To which Ye Jin replies, “I do!”

Smart has put together Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin together in one project for the first time much like the latest development with Smart 5G, which has started enabling subscribers to do groundbreaking things we thought we couldn’t do.

The TVC was even made more powerful thanks to Ben&Ben’s “Inevitable” complementing the top-tier material.

Enjoy Free Shipping, Cashback, and More at the 3.3 ShopeePay Cashless Festival

Tuesday, February 23, 2021


ShopeePay, an integrated mobile wallet that offers users easy access to digital payment services, launches the 3.3 ShopeePay Cashless Festival this February 22-25. Users who shop, buy load, and pay bills with ShopeePay can enjoy exclusive perks and rewards such as free shipping, ₱1 deals, load discounts, cashback, and more.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “As the Philippines continues to transition into a cashless society, Shopee wants to further develop consumer confidence in digital payments, ensuring their experience is seamless, convenient, and rewarding. With the 3.3 ShopeePay Cashless Festival, Shopee aims to encourage Filipinos to fully embrace digital payments by providing them with incentives when they use ShopeePay, especially during the 3.3 - 4.4 Mega Shopping Sale.”

Until February 25, ShopeePay users can redeem the following deals and rewards when they activate and top up their mobile wallet:

Free shipping for a minimum purchase of ₱199

Enjoy free shipping vouchers released every 12 midnight and 12 noon daily this February 22-25. On February 24, watch out for four limited-time free shipping vouchers to be released throughout the day.

1 Deals and more

With Deals Near Me, users can conveniently buy eVouchers, which can be used online and in physical stores. Purchase eVouchers using ShopeePay to redeem a variety of deals, such as ₱1 deals from top F&B merchants like Jollibee, Dunkin’ Donuts, and McDonald's; discounts up to 90% off; and up to 15% cashback.

Flash deals on mobile load 

Get more load for less. On February 25, buy 30 worth of load for only 24. Look out for flash deals as well, such as 10 load for 5, 15 load for 7, 20 load for 10, and 50 load for 37.

Coins cashback on bills payment

Earn rewards when you pay your bills via ShopeePay. On February 23, get 15% cashback, capped at a maximum of 120 coins; and on February 25, get 20% cashback, capped at a maximum of 160 coins.

More cashback deals

Use ShopeePay during 3.3 to claim up to 20% cashback, capped at a maximum of 200 coins, from participating shops. 

For more information on the 3.3 ShopeePay Cashless Festival, visit

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

It’s Finally Payday! Splurge on these Products and more at Shopee’s Payday Sale and Enjoy Discounts up to 90% off!

Friday, February 12, 2021

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, makes payday more exciting and rewarding with amazing deals and discounts at the Shopee Payday Sale this February 15. Shoppers can look forward to flash deals and promos, free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend, up to 90% off on select items, 15% coins cashback, and ₱15,000 worth of vouchers.

Additionally, make the most out of your sweldo and enjoy exclusive deals and promos when shopping on Shopee Mall! Use the code SHPMALLPAYDAY15 on all ShopeeMall items and get a 15% cashback voucher.

No matter what you're into, you'll definitely enjoy these 15 deals from top Shopee Mall brands and more at the Shopee Payday Sale:

Fab Finds for the Fashionista

Who says you can’t dress up even if you’re just at home? This payday, you can enjoy the best deals on fashion must-haves from Shopee. Ladies, why not pair a Casio Women's Gold Watch with a brand new sling bag from BENCH/. For the men out there, look put together in a Short Sleeve Button Down from IDENTITY and Lace Up Sneakers that are also from BENCH/.

Must-Have Gadgets and Accessories for Every Techie

Elevate your tech lifestyle with these products from your favorite brands. Start a mobile gaming career with the Vivo Y12 Smartphone or binge on the latest K-drama with the ACE 32"; Slim LED TV. If fitness is your thing, enjoy your Zumba workouts with the Xiaomi Redmi AirDots Wireless Earphones and track your progress with the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Smartwatch.

Everyday Necessities for the Beauty Junkie

With summer just around the corner, moisturize and hydrate your skin with L’Oreal Radiance Booster Duo and Laneige Lip Sleeping Set. If you’re looking for the next perfect addition to your makeup collection, the Shopee exclusive BLK x Solenn Heussaff Dahlia Set is for you. Don’t forget to cleanse your face with the NIVEA MicellAir Water after a long day!

Adorable Apparel for the Girl Mom

Dress up your little one in adorable clothing perfect for the coming summer. Mix the comfy Meet My Feet Gordon Loafers with either a blue INSPI Printed Casual Dress or a pink Gingersnaps Printed Dress.

Shoppers can also look forward to more rewards when they use ShopeePay including:

● 15% off sitewide discount

● Flash Deals on mobile load & data

- 12:00 MN - 2:00 AM: ₱10 load/data for ₱5 and ₱15 load/data for ₱7

- 12:00 NN - 2:00 PM: ₱50 load/data for ₱37

- 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: ₱20 load/data for ₱10

● 20% cashback (₱800 min spend, capped at 160 coins) on bills payment with ShopeePay

To learn more about the Shopee Payday Sale, visit

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

BDO Network Bank may treat para sa love month

Thursday, February 11, 2021

BDO NETWORK BANK MSME. Sobra ang pasasalamat ni Lulu Saquing sa BDO Network Bank Kabuhayan Loan dahil nakatulong ito para makabili sya ng van na ginawa niyang rolling store sa kanilang lugar sa Cagayan Valley.

Malapit na ang February 14, may ka-match ka ba?

 Kung ikaw ay may negosyo, may perfect match ang BDO Network Bank para sa iyo at sa business mo. Ngayong February, may libreng BDO Life insurance kapag nag-avail ng BDO Network Bank Kabuhayan Loan! 

Ang libreng insurance promo ay open sa lahat ng nag-avail ng Kabuhayan Loan mula February 1 – February 26, 2021, na may edad 18-69 years old. Puwedeng mag-loan mula Php30,000 hanggang Php1,000,000. 

Ang maganda rito, mapapalago mo na ang iyong negosyo, ma po-protektahan mo pa ang sarili mo, dahil may Free Accident Insurance coverage up to Php100,000 at hospitalization benefit of P500 per day! Para sa detalye, bumisita sa pinakamalapit na BDO Network Bank branch, o mag-send ng private message sa BDO Network Bank PH Facebook page. BDO NETWORK BANK MSME. 

Sobra ang pasasalamat ni Lulu Saquing sa BDO Network Bank Kabuhayan Loan dahil nakatulong ito para makabili sya ng van na ginawa niyang rolling store sa kanilang lugar sa Cagayan Valley.

Shopee Gives You More Reasons to Shop with the Shopee Loyalty Program

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, is officially launching Shopee Loyalty, a brand new in-app program that delivers a more rewarding shopping experience for users. With Shopee Loyalty, users can enjoy a range of exclusive perks, vouchers, and deals every month when they shop more with Shopee. 

Highlights of Shopee Loyalty

Shopee Loyalty is an in-app program where users can earn and claim exciting rewards every month when they shop on Shopee. The membership is free and consists of four tiers. Shoppers can unlock higher tiers and enjoy bigger rewards by completing a certain number of orders within a month.

Shopee Loyalty is easily accessible with a single tap from the Shopee home page. On the Shopee Loyalty page, users  can:

  • Track their Shopee Loyalty tier progress for the month

  • Discover various tier and reward milestones

  • Redeem eligible vouchers that are refreshed monthly, including free shipping vouchers and special birthday vouchers. 

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “We are excited to bring more joy and reward Shopee users better with Shopee Loyalty. Shopee has seen online shopping grow in importance for Filipinos in the past year, as more people turn to Shopee for their needs, from groceries to entertainment. Shopee Loyalty gives users more ways to save and have fun with Shopee as they shop online more, together with our in-app features, membership clubs, and shopping campaigns that users enjoy regularly. We look forward to helping users unlock more value with Shopee in the future.”

On February 15, Shopee users can also look out for exclusive free shipping vouchers from 12:00 MN to 2:00 AM and 12:00 NN to 2:00 PM for all purchases made with ShopeePay. 

To learn more about Shopee Loyalty, visit  

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

Three Things to Look Forward to with Kris Aquino on Shopee Love! Love! Love!, a Special Valentine's Day Livestream

Looking for new love or need love advice? Let the Queen of all Media and Shopee brand ambassador Kris Aquino help you! Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, invites all Filipinos to join its in-app Valentine’s Day festivities starting today until February 14.

Are you ready to find the ‘right one’ through Shopee? Here are three exciting activities on Shopee that users can look forward to during this Valentine’s Day Weekend: 

  1. Get coached and find the Love Love Love of your life with Kris Aquino

Catch the 2-hour Shopee Live Valentine’s special, Love! Love! Love! With Kris Aquino, this February 12, 7:00-9:00PM. Kris Aquino herself will help people find their perfect match and give love advice to viewers. 

Kris Aquino and one lucky person will play Shopee Live’s special edition of Shopee Love! Love! Love!: Match & Win. She will help guide the contestant in finding their ultimate “match” as they go through a series of challenges. At the end of the virtual matchmaking, the winning couple will receive a love package for two containing gifts and vouchers from Klean Kanteen, Okada Manila, The Body Shop, Photobook and many more. Participants who are unsuccessful in finding love will receive P200 ShopeePay credits. 

  1. Play Kris-ibig Tips for a chance to guest star at the ShopeeLive Valentine’s Day special

In need of relationship advice? Shopee has got you covered! From February 8-14, play Shopee Kris-ibig Tips on the app to generate tips on self-love and dating from Kris Aquino herself. Take a screenshot and post it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with your best witty caption. Make your post public, tag @shopeeph and use the hashtags #ShopeeKris-IbigTips #ValentinesWithShopee. Get a chance to be selected to be one of the four lucky winners to guest star in Kris Aquino’s Valentine’s Day Special on Shopee Live on February 12. Not to worry, 10 winners can still win other special prizes including ShopeePay vouchers, Xiaomi Redmi 7A smartphone, Huawei Band 4 smartwatch, and more! 

  1. Share Your Own #LoveLoveLoveAdvice to win a Realme C11 smartphone

Starting today until February 14, you can re-post your most bonggang love advice using the hashtag #LoveLoveLoveAdvice. Don’t forget to tune in to Shopee Live Valentine’s special, Love! Love! Love! With Kris Aquino and you might just see how she reacts to your advice.

Look forward to the love-themed ShopeeLive episodes, in-app activities, and more at

Shoppers can also enjoy deals up to 90% off across all categories to purchase gifts for their loved ones or themselves at Shopee’s Valentine’s Day Sale. To learn more about it, visit

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

Start the year right at SM Southmall’s Luck and Love Fair!

Jazz up your feed by taking cute photos at SM Southmall’s instagrammable display! Check out their selection of flowers, chocolates, wines, jewelry, and stuffed toys!
This Luck and Love Fair is at the Food Street Concourse until February 14. If you need social GIFTancing ideas for Valentine’s Day, you can curate your own here: and get P100 off on your delivery on us PLUS an iflix voucher for two!

Let love and music fill your heart as Mayonnaise headlines the Seasons of Love Mini Concert at The Strip, Food Street Concourse (East Wing) on February 13, 5PM. To join, just present a single or accumulated receipt of P1,500 from ANY SM Southmall Store from February 1-13 or buy P300 worth of goodies at South Yard.

Register online at Southies will also be serenaded on February 14, 5PM by musical duo Serendipity VIII at the Food Street Concourse. For further inquiries/updates, follow @SMSouthmall on Facebook and Instagram.

Shopee Shares Three Predictions for the Philippine E-Commerce Market in 2021

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
The ongoing pandemic has brought about a broad, deep, and irreversible shift to online for businesses and consumers, a trend that will continue in the new normal. Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, outlines three key predictions for the Philippine e-commerce market in the areas of payments, logistics, and digitalization.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “2020 was an especially transformative year for e-commerce. As consumers adhered to social distancing measures and stayed home, they turned to online platforms for their daily needs and entertainment and interaction. 

It led to online shopping evolving from a purely transactional experience to a more social experience, with e-commerce platforms integrating more interactive elements such as games and live streaming to engage users. 

With advancements in technology, increasing internet penetration, and a fast-growing population of young, tech-savvy youths and middle-income families, we expect e-commerce to play an integral role in the way we live, connect, and do business.”

As the e-commerce momentum continues, Shopee shares three key predictions for the Philippine e-commerce market in 2021.

Increased adoption of digital payments

Digital payments are the preferred mode of transaction for e-commerce. As more people become accustomed to e-commerce, it will also drive the cashless movement offline.

Shopee continues to offer a wide range of digital payment options to cater to evolving needs, including its mobile wallet, ShopeePay. In fact, Shopee saw a 4X uplift in the total number of orders completed by its mobile wallets across the region. The greatest increase recorded in most markets was for users above 50 years of age. This is a testament to ShopeePay’s ease of use, given that users in this age group typically find it harder to adapt to digital payments.

In a region where most consumers do cash transactions, the pandemic has greatly accelerated the need to move towards a cashless society. In line with movement restrictions and continued social distancing efforts, consumers and businesses have increasingly embraced digital payments for greater convenience and security.

Logistics will come to the forefront

Logistics will become even more important as consumers continue to rely on e-commerce platforms and develop greater expectations for efficient deliveries. The increase in demand is particularly significant for daily necessities and household essentials. In the Philippines, Shopee saw an 8.5X increase specifically in food-related items shipped from the Shopee Warehouse.

Brands and sellers need to make effective use of technology to ensure that parcels are delivered in a timely and cost-effective manner. One way to achieve this is to tap into the extensive and integrated networks of e-commerce platforms.

Shopee enables brands to scale efficiently and focus on growth by taking care of the entire process, including the continuous strengthening of its logistics network and warehouse capabilities. In 2020, Shopee Express, Shopee’s express delivery service, expanded its geographical coverage to reach even more users, including those in rural areas. Shopee also saw more brands tapping on its efficient logistics infrastructure with a three times increase in brand items shipped from its warehouses in 2020.

Brands and sellers will implement innovative retail strategies

The pandemic pushed all businesses to quickly implement digital strategies in order to continue reaching customers amidst the lockdown. As online selling becomes a bigger revenue channel for brands and sellers, e-commerce platforms need to implement innovative retail strategies. This will help them engage customers in a differentiated manner and grow their online presence.

Today, there are more than 20,000 leading global and local brands on Shopee Mall, offering shoppers a wide selection of authentic products. Shopee works closely with these brands to constantly push the boundaries and create new, exciting, and unique shopping experiences.

For example, Shopee worked with POND's to integrate its AI-powered beauty tech solution, Skin Advisor Live, into the online shopping experience. This allowed shoppers to enjoy a free personalized skincare analysis, helping them make more informed purchase decisions. POND's was also able to tap into Shopee’s engagement tools, such as live streaming, to interact with their target audience.

Yu closed, “At Shopee, we are committed to improving the lives of people in the region using technology. I truly believe that our region has the potential to chart a new path forward in influencing the way businesses and consumers connect. We will continue to innovate to stay ahead of these evolving trends, and to drive the growth of e-commerce in 2021 and beyond.”

Download Shopee for free on App Store or Google Play Store.


Although not a public holiday, Valentine’s Day is undoubtedly the most celebrated feast day of a saint to celebrate love and affection.

Whether you’ve been together for months or years, new lovers, engaged, or married, there is no secret that coming up with some great ideas for Valentine’s Day can be stressful, perhaps even more so amid the coronavirus pandemic.

While things may seem different this year, there are still ways to make the love month extra special for your husband, wife, girlfriend, boyfriend or even someone special you’re not dating…yet. As the saying goes, if you really want to do something, you’ll find a way, especially for someone so dear to you.

For the past years, malls are the go-to place of most lovers particularly the young ones - watching movies at the cinema, buying each other’s gifts and flowers, and dining at their favorite restaurants, then here comes the public health crisis.

The good news is, shopping malls are now redefining customer experience to address the safety and minimum health standards as well as the constantly changing needs of customers.

To celebrate love month, SM City San Jose del Monte turned its plant exhibition at the mall atrium into a garden of love, where customer can buy a bouquet of fresh or dried flowers, or just a simple potted plant for their loved ones. Inside is a designated dining area where they can bring their take-out food from their favorite restaurants and be surrounded by ornamental plants curated to give the Valentine vibes.

Adapting to the “new normal”, SM City Baliwag also creates extended dining area that let diners create memories through its interiors, designed with royal red accents and surrounded by nostalgic toy soldiers. The attraction not only provides space for eating but also serves as a perfect spot to take Instagram-worthy photos.

The Curbside Coffee at SM City Marilao likewise got your dinner dates covered. This cozy patio makes dining conversation more meaningful. It also has a pop-up kiosks for customer’s ordering convenience.

With both convenience and safety in mind, SM malls in Marilao, Baliwag, and San Jose del Monte are strictly implementing the minimum health protocols such as wearing of face mask and face shields, observe physical distancing, and even encouraging their customers to bring their own handy alcohol or sanitizers.

The Hanabishi Air Fryer Oven Is Your 6-in-1 Cooking Partner

Sunday, February 7, 2021
If you’re looking for an air fryer that would give you more bang for your buck, the Hanabishi Air Fryer Oven is the product to invest on. That’s because apart from its excellent air frying capability, it also has roasting and baking features. It can boil, broil, and toast as well.

“It’s like your 6-in-1 cooking partner,” said Cherish Ong-Chua, Vice President for Finance and Marketing of Hanabishi Appliances. “You can make different dishes everyday for your household or business.”

With a 23-liter capacity, the Hanabishi Air Fryer Oven is large enough to air fry up to 3 lbs of meat, toast 6 slices of bread, and bake a 4-lb chicken or 12” pizza.

Easy to use, it has an adjustable thermostat and 60-minute timer with a bell ring and an automatic shut off. It also operates quietly.

The Hanabishi Air Fryer Oven is built with pure stainless steel housing and comes with an air fryer basket, baking pan, and oven rack. Its baking rack has a dimension of 320 x 280 mm.

“Air fryers have become a staple in most homes during the new normal because of the convenience they offer. Most importantly, air frying has been seen as one of the best ways to prepare healthy food,” Ong-Chua said.

If you want a standalone air fryer, Hanabishi offers it, too. Along with air frying, baking is also experiencing a boom during the new normal.

Whether you’re doing it as a hobby or to earn an income, the Hanabishi Air Fryer Oven can help you in making your breads and pastries.

You can purchase the Hanabishi Air Fryer Oven at leading appliance stores and through Hanabishi’s online store, . To learn more about Hanabishi’s latest product offerings and promos, follow its Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.

Make Valentine’s Day More Meaningful for Friends and Family with these Sweet Gifts

Friday, February 5, 2021
Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romantic love. It’s also a time to recognize other equally important relationships—those we share with our family and friends.

Whether you’re celebrating the occasion with a significant other or not, remember to show your appreciation to other loved ones as well. Let them know that they’re on your mind this special day. The world could always do with a little more love to go around!

On February 14, surprise them with the thoughtful gifts below. You can get up to 90% off on these gifts and more at Shopee’s Valentine’s Day Sale.

1. Cowin Wireless Sweatproof Earphones

Has your brother ruined several earphones while working out? Get him the Cowin Wireless Sweatproof Earphones. It touts water-resistant earbuds, superior sound quality, and up to six hours of playtime.

2. Xiaomi Mi Band 5
Encourage your dad to get started on his fitness journey with the Xiaomi Mi Band 5. This smartwatch tracks steps, distance, and calories burned. It also monitors the heart rate and sleep cycle. The battery can last up to 20 days on standby.

3. Pineng Powerbank

Is your sibling’s phone constantly running out of juice? Get them the Pineng Powerbank, which has built-in battery protection to prevent overcharging and short-circuiting. It runs on a capacity of 3.7V/20 000mAh 74Wh and can charge two devices at a time.

4. Sesame Street Sleepwear
Treat your pamangkin to cute new jammies. Each pajama set is made of cotton spandex, so it’s breathable and comfortable to wear. This also comes in adult sizes perfect for kids at heart.

5. Bling Light 3D Night Light
Know someone who’s obsessed with all things hallyu? Buy her this adorable finger heart-shaped Bling Light 3D Night Light! This compact lamp comes with three light color options: yellow, white, and warm white.

6. Vice Cosmetics Kavouge Everyday Palette
For your makeup junkie pal, the Vice Cosmetics Kavogue Everyday Palette features 12 multi-purpose powders for filling in the brows, adding color to the cheeks, and creating flawless eye looks. This product also comes with a handy makeup mirror.

7. CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser
If you’re tired of your sister constantly rummaging through your skincare stash, it’s time to help her build her own regimen. CeraVe Renewing SA Cleanser is non-comedogenic, non-irritating, and fragrance-free. It effectively removes dirt, oil, and makeup while retaining moisture.

8. Eco Natural Bamboo Toothbrush
Help a friend through their sustainability journey with gifts that won’t end up in landfills. The Eco Natural Bamboo Toothbrush is made of a durable bamboo handle and petroleum-based plastic bristles that will biodegrade within months.

9. Gun Massager
Your super mom works hard to take care of the whole family, so treat her to a well-deserved massage. This Gun Massager alleviates muscle stiffness and enhances blood circulation. It also features four massage heads and six variable speeds.

10. Anti-Aging Eye Patches

Everyone has that one busy tita. She’ll love using these Anti-Aging Eye Patches during her downtime. These soothing, moisturizing collagen patches are great at reducing puffy eyebags and dark circles.

Don't miss out on the chance to score big discounts on these gifts and more at the Shopee Valentine's Day Sale. Enjoy up to 90% off until February 14.

For more deals, don’t forget to top up your ShopeePay! Until February 28, enjoy 10% cashback on all cashback shops when you use ShopeePay.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.


Thursday, February 4, 2021

The Ox, the second sign in the Chinese horoscope, is associated, with Water – a symbol of strength reliability, and diligence. It is not surprising that children born in the Year of the Ox are from a young age aimed at success, and try to make their dreams come true.

Ox children are distinguished by their endurance and diligence. It seems that there are no obstacles for them. Silent and purposeful, they amaze us with their responsible approach to the smallest task.

The Ox girl is a faithful mother’s assistant – she loves cleanliness and order, loves cooking. Sweet in disposition she is trustworthy, and prefers to spend time for useful lessons instead of idle chatter. She is drawn to the world of art, and likes attending exhibitions and theatrical performances.

The Ox boy from early years demonstrates practicality, reliability, diligence. He likes to play sports and at the same time have excellent mental abilities. Practical and frugal, they are happy to play with old cars and designers. They possess logical and spatial thinking, and create new constructions from the simplest details.

Celebrate the coming of the Year of the Ox with Toy Kingdom’s collection of adorable and lovely ox inspired plush toys that will surely bring luck and lots of playtime fun into your homes.

Visit Toy Kingdom store at SM City Marilao, and toy Kingdom Express outlets in SM City San Jose del Monte and SM City Baliwag located inside The SM Store.

You can also shop at the comfort of your homes because Toy Kingdom is now online, just check out for more amazing toy finds.


Time to reward yourself and start anew with great discounts awaiting at SM City Baliwag’s first leg of 3-DAY SALE this 2021.

 As you plan the year ahead, SM City Baliwag keeps you company, as bigger savings are up for grabs on this year’s first 3-DAY SALE happening on February 12-14. Check out the latest finds from The SM Store, SM Hypermarket, Ace Hardware, Watson’s, SM Appliance Center, Surplus and Miniso.


It’s definitely a date, as the sale mania leads the way to Valentine. Shop all you want while celebrating love on the side as delightful fare, festive selling and great discounts of up to 70% awaits on countless items mall wide. Whatever your plans are for the start of the year, February 12-14 is definitely the best time to fill up those carts at SM City Baliwag.


Purchases could even bring you heap of chances to bring home a brand new SUZUKI S-PRESSO MT! Just present single or accumulated receipt of P1000 and 1 coupon will be given on the 1st day of the sale which is on Friday and 2 coupons on the Saturday and Sunday.


You can also call or order online from selected stores and pick up your essentials at the designated pick up point. Goods can also be delivered at a preferred location.


Shoppers may also check SM Bulacan Malls viber community to find out participating stores and their offerings as well as the availability of essentials or send in any queries. The system was designed for easy navigation and transaction based on your preference.

While shopping, also check out awesome dining selections at affordable prices perfect for all groups. For convenience, SM City Baliwag restaurants also offer take-out and delivery for shoppers convenience via PESO Baliwag Delivery Services, Ride Eat and Xpress Bulacan


Shopping in the new normal continue to be fun with safety still on top, as SM City Baliwag will be practicing the #SafeMallingAtSM.  Mallgoers will be requested to observe a safe distance, especially when queuing. Temperature checks upon entry, mandatory wearing of facemask and face shield and strictly no loitering will likewise be implemented for customers’ safety.


Get your calendars and mark February 12-14 all the way from 10am-10pm. Dig the best deals only at SM City Baliwag’s 3 DAY SALE blowout! Stay updated as SM City Baliwag gears up towards new era of level up customer service with many options for easy, safe and efficient shopping. For more information, follow SM City Baliwag on Facebook and Instagram.

Allianz PNB Life Looks Toward a Healthier 2021 with Feng Shui Expert Johnson Chua

The beginning of every year is an opportunity to start fresh, and for this New Year, many Filipinos were eager to leave 2020 behind. As the country heals from last year’s life-changing events, it has become clear that taking care of oneself will become even more important for a sustainable and prosperous life.

Allianz PNB Life, one of the major life insurers in the Philippines championing sustainability, is looking to help Filipinos bounce back this 2021. Together with Feng Shui Coach Johnson Chua, the insurer will be holding a webinar titled “Lucky, Healthy You: A Lunar New Year Special” on
 February 9, 2021, 5:30 PM.

“Everyone is hoping for a better year than 2020. With Johnson Chua, we want to help Filipinos build a stronger outlook for 2021 by discussing what they can expect from the Year of the Metal Ox,” said Allianz PNB Life Chief Marketing Officer Gino Riola. 

“The Ox signifies strength, hard work, and nourishment, all of which are needed for individual and collective progress in our ever-changing normal. How can these manifest in our lives this year? We will find out from Coach Johnson.”

Chua has been a business consultant for over 13 years and has helped many companies drive business growth during that time. He will share how Filipinos can harness the energies of good luck and fortune to better prepare them for future challenges and opportunities. 

He will also give a glimpse of what 2021 has in store for everyone, sharing the lucky signs to look out for,
and how to take extra care of ourselves to maintain good health.

Additionally, the first 50 attendees to sign up for the webinar will get a chance to win a free personal accident insurance plan worth P50,000, two (2) Netflix vouchers worth P550 each, and an Allianz e-bike for the grand prize. To join the webinar, register here:


Wednesday, February 3, 2021

 The month of February is not just about hearts and roses but also of luck. This year, SM Malls in Marilao, Baliwag, Pulilan and San Jose Del Monte are bringing luck and love to shoppers with many ways to celebrate Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day with family and loved ones.

Keeping the tradition alive, SM City Marilao, SM City Baliwag and SM Center Pulilan will welcome the Year of the Ox with unique Chinese cultural pocket performances and attractions for the mall goers to enjoy. With health and safety control measures in place; talented performers will bring dance, martial arts, and drumming to enhance the beautiful colorful procession of Dragon and Lion Dance.

This time-honored prosperity dance will grace their way into every corner of the mall to bring luck all year round. Shoppers may also enhance their luck for 2021 with SM City Marilao’s Luck and Love Fair located at the mall atrium. 

The fair offered not only Chinese lucky lantern and charms but also popular Chinese treats like tikoy, hopia and kiat-kiat as well as novelty items and gifts for Valentines. Fresh and dried bouquet are also available inSM City San Jose Del Monte’s garden of love exhibit while chocolates and local sweet treats are offered in SM City Baliwag and SM Center Pulilan’s exhibit area.

Throughout the holiday period, food tenants and other participating restaurants will also be offering exclusive group dining deals and meal bundles for families, loved ones, and significant other. Guests can safely savor and taste delightful fare, beverages and treats while practicing social distancing with SM’s Eats a Date Dining Spots. 

The Curbside Coffee at SM City Marilao, Green Patio by the Lagoon at SM City San Jose Del Monte and Royal Dining at SM City Baliwag are the ideal spots for outdoor and indoor dining. These spots will not only liven up dining experiences but also ensures safe social interaction.

Friends and families can also have a fun-time taking photos and get in the festive mood with SM’s Luck in Love Instagram worthy spot in SM Malls in Marilao, Baliwag, Pulilan and San Jose Del Monte.