Thursday, September 30, 2021

As the world slowly and cautiously reopens and Filipinos pin their hopes on vaccination, it is becoming clear that our post-pandemic lives will never be the same again. With COVID-19 permanently transforming the way we live; we must start to imagine how our future will be shaped by these changes.

As part of its campaign “The New Life: A Health Care Lens Towards a Post- Pandemic World,” Havas Life will be hosting the webinar “The World Reimagined: A Prosumer Report on Health and Hygiene” featuring experts from health care and government as they provide their points of view about life coming out of the pandemic.

Sharing their insights will be Dr. Eric Tayag, Director IV Knowledge Management and Information Technology Service Department of the Department of Health; Dr. Christine Tinio, Vice-President of the Philippine Medical Association; and Dr. Ted Padilla, Executive Director of the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Association of the Philippines. The online discussion is the third and last in Havas Life’s series of webinars on the effects of COVID-19 on health and wellness.

The webinar will mainly feature highlights from the Havas Prosumer Report on Health and Hygiene, which reflects insights from Filipino prosumers and their views on the role the health sector in paving the way for a better post-pandemic world. 

The Prosumer Report is a series of thought leadership publications by the Havas Group in order to understand emerging trends. Prosumers are the 30% of the consumers who are today’s leading influencers and market drivers. What prosumers are doing today, mainstream consumers are likely to follow 6 to 18 months after.

“While we may not be nearing the end of the pandemic just yet, we should already be thinking of how to cope with its irreversible and long-term effects in our society. There may be a lot of things we still can’t answer with certainty but what is clear is the huge role that the healthcare sector will play even after COVID-19 is no longer a global threat,” said Amor Magno, General Manager of Havas Life. “That’s why Havas Life is investing in these exchanges and reports, because we believe we should think beyond the immediate effects of the pandemic.”

Launched early this year, The New Life Webinar series of Havas Life is Havas Media Ortega’s response to the impacts of the COVID pandemic. Havas Life provides an integrated approach to communication by combining market research with medical expertise.

The World Reimagined: A Prosumer Report on Health and Hygiene webinar will be held on September 30, 4PM to 6PM Manila time. To register, visit

True to its tagline, “We got it all for you”, SM proves that shoppers can find everything you need and love in the mall as it opens its first paw park in the province of Bulacan.

The indoor paw parks, located at the 2nd floor of SM City Marilao and ground floor of SM Malls in Baliwag and Pulilan, are open daily from 10 am to 7pm. Fur parents in Bulacan can now take their dogs to a fun and active playdate as the parks feature obstacle courses and agility training equipment, where pets can learn tricks, do exercises or simply socialize with other dogs. The parks also have basic amenities like waste bins and benches as well as dog walk, weave poles, open tunnel, pause table, hurdle and hoops, among other training equipment.

Park use is free with a simple online registration to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for both pets and owners.

Fur parents may register online at for SM City Marilao, for SM City Baliwag and for SM Center Pulilan.

For everyone’s safety and comfort, dog park etiquette and safety rules will be strictly observed. Paw park rules are posted for reference right at the park entrance and on SM City Marilao, Baliwag and Pulilan’s websites. Dogs in heat, sick dogs, aggressive dogs and puppies under 4 months are prohibited to enter the park to avoid any untoward incident. Owners are also requested to clean up and look after their own pets both in and out of the paw park.

To maintain a safe distance, a maximum of 20 pet owners and 2 pets per owner are allowed at a time inside SM City Marilao and SM City Baliwag’s Paw Park. SM Center Pulilan, on the other hand, limits 10 pet owners.

SM’s paw park is one of the many mall initiatives to give mall goers and their pets a safe space to have fun amid pandemic. It is also a testament of SM’s continued commitment to keep bringing new, exciting, and safe offerings to its community in the new normal 2021.

As we settle into the -ber months, it’s time to start thinking of your Christmas list. If you’re at a loss as to how to spread joy to your loved ones during the holidays amidst a pandemic, who better to ask for advice than one of the Philippines’ Christmas icons, Jose Mari Chan? 

The musician, who has been Shopee’s Christmas ambassador since 2018, shares that the important thing is to imbue the true spirit of Christmas. “This pandemic may have completely changed our shopping habits, but one thing remains the sameevery chance you get to show kindness, do so. Whatever you give doesn't have to be a big amount.”

Begin your holiday shopping at Shopee’s Sep 30 Payday Sale and keep these other tips from Jose Mari Chan in mind: 

  1. Take advantage of the convenience and accessibility of online shopping

Like plenty of Filipinos, Jose Mari Chan prefers to shop online these days, from gifts to basic necessities and healthcare products. “Instead of taking public transport or driving to a store, you can purchase from Shopee while staying at home.” Aside from enjoying the safety and convenience, he adds that users get to help out other Filipinos. “You're doing not only yourself a favor. You also continue to support small businesses, manufacturers, and delivery services.” 

  1. Always check for free shipping and other promos to make shopping more worthwhile

Jose Mari Chan reminds users to keep an eye out for vouchers, especially during Shopee’s big sales. At the upcoming Sep 30 Payday Sale, for instance, users can enjoy free shipping with no minimum spend, 30% bills cashback, and 30% off vouchers. Stack vouchers for bigger discounts. Jose Mari Chan says, “What more can you ask for? I assure you, when you purchase on Shopee, you will always be able to get the best deal.” 

  1. Go cashless for safe and convenient transactions

Start opting for contactless payment methods for safe and convenient payments. Use ShopeePay, Shopee’s all-in-one e-wallet, to Buy Load, Pay Bills & Scan to Pay. At Shopee’s Sep 30 Payday Sale, enjoy ShopeePay-exclusive promos such as up to 50% off on mobile load; 30% bills cashback from Meralco, Maynilad, PLDT, and over 60 other billers; and ShopeePay ₱1 Deals from Puregold, Potato Corner, Seaoil, and more.

For account security, Jose Mari Chan adds, “Change your ShopeePay PIN regularly and do not share it with anyone to prevent unauthorized purchases.”

  1. It's better to plan ahead and organize your Christmas list early on

Jose Mari Chan shares that he and his wife are early birds when it comes to holiday shopping. He advises users to follow this principle and plan ahead. “List down some important people whom you want to cheer up, then browse online to see what items you can give. Do it early. If you leave it up to the last minute, you might make some impulse purchases or even overspend,” he says. 

  1. Put more heart into picking gifts to make it more meaningful 

Feeling stumped about gift ideas? Here’s a piece of advice from Jose Mari Chan: try to come up with gifts that hold meaning for the recipient. “For the past years, my wife and I have been giving each other a common gift that we’d both agree on prior, such as items we need for the home. I would also ask special friends if they have a favorite charity, and I would donate in their name as a gift.” 

The musician concludes that as he gets older, he derives more pleasure from giving than receiving. “When you receive, it's just a moment's pleasure. When you give, it lasts longer. When you give out of kindness, love, charity, and generosity, the impact will last for many years.”

Get gift ideas at Shopee’s Sep 30 Payday Sale:

Enjoy the Christmas festivities with Jose Mari Chan and watch his latest Shopee video via Facebook at or YouTube at

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

Tuesday, September 28, 2021


Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, introduces its newest brand ambassador, Kim Chiu, alongside the launch of the 10.10 Brands Festival, its biggest brands sale of the year. The famous actress, dubbed the Princess of Philippine Movies and TV, will feature in Shopee’s new TV commercial and many exciting in-app activities.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “Shopee Philippines is happy to welcome one of the country's top entertainers into the Shopee family, Kim Chiu. Kim's bubbly, charming personality and love for online shopping both resonate with millions of Filipinos who find joy and excitement on Shopee. This 10.10 Brands Festival, we hope to bring the best brand deals and so much more with our valued and trusted brand partners.”

Users can look forward to these from Shopee brand ambassador Kim Chiu:

Kim Chiu’s new Shopee TV commercial: Kim Chiu gives the viral “Proof of Delivery” trend her own spin. Fans can look out for the TV commercial on local TV networks and on Shopee’s official Facebook and YouTube accounts.

Kim Chiu for Shopee Prizes: Users can find Kim Chiu on in-app games such as Spin & Win and Guess It Right, which they can play to win rewards such as coins and vouchers.

Mini-games and contests with Kim Chiu: This October, users can join the #10BrandFaves contest featuring Kim Chiu for a chance to win 1,000 Shopee coins.

Fans can look forward to more Kim Chiu content such as behind-the-scenes videos on Shopee’s official YouTube and TikTok channels, and Kim Chiu-themed Instagram stickers.

Shopee 10.10 Brands Festival

Users can also interact with the actress herself during her Twitter takeover on Shopee's official Twitter account this October 9. Shopee 10.10 Brands Festival

Until October 10, shoppers can enjoy free shipping with no minimum spend, big brand giveaways, and up to ₱1,000 off brand vouchers at Shopee’s 10.10 Brands Festival.

Lucky shoppers can win ₱430,000 worth of prizes, such as vouchers, bundles, newly launched items, and even a lifetime supply of products, from over 30 participating brands.

Leading up to 10.10, shoppers can also look forward to Nestle, Deerma, GoMO!, Lactum, Colgate Palmolive, Shigetsu, P&G Beauty, Garnier, and Belo Brand Days on Shopee Mall, where they can get discounts up to 80% off, branded items as low as ₱179, and a free gift with every purchase.

Starting October 1, shoppers can check out different themed sales on Shopee including the Groceries Fair on October 1, Fashion Fair on October 2-3, Mom & Baby Fair on October 4, Work From Home Fair on October 5, Gadgets and Gizmo Fair on October 6-7, and Beauty and Wellness Fair on October 8-9.

At the 10.10 Brands Festival, shoppers can use ShopeePay to buy load, pay bills, and scan to pay. They can activate their ShopeePay wallet and top up through online banking, debit card, and over-the-counter partners to get up to 50% discount on load from Globe, Smart, Sun, and TNT; 50% cashback from Maynilad, PLDT, and a growing list of partner billers; and ShopeePay ₱1 Deals from Puregold, Ultramega Supermarket, Potato Corner, and other partner merchants.

For more information, visit

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

 A hassle-free drive-thru RT-PCR test is now open at SM City San Jose del Monte!

In today’s trying times, a negative covid19 test result became an obligation whether you exposed yourself to someone who turned out to be positive, a requirement for work, travel, and even for a hospital visit.


However, a lot of people are still hesitant to go to testing centers thinking they might get infected in the site or along the way.


Worry less because whatever your reason may be, you can now get tested while you are inside your car and get the result faster as the Drive to Swab by Be Safe MD Medical Clinic is now conducting an Antigen and RT-PCR test to all the motorist and mall goers with no appointment needed.


Located at the open parking of SM Mall in San Jose del Monte City, the Drive to Swab is open every day from 8:00AM to 5:00PM.


Antigen nasal swab test is P950 and result is given with certificate signed by their licensed physician, while RT-PCR is P3,350 in which result will be in 24 hours from the partnered DOH accredited laboratories.


Drive to Swab also accepts home service testing. Drive to Swab official Facebook page at


For mall updates, promotions and events, like and follow SM City San Jose del Monte’s Facebook page at and Instagram at

The first step to applying for a job is to submit a CV, a snapshot of a job seeker’s background and skills that will serve as a reference for employers to see if an applicant is the right fit for their organization. At this stage in a competitive job market, it is important to have a CV that stands out and presents your qualifications and accomplishments in a creative way.

Canva, the leading intuitive online design and publishing platform, wants to empower jobseekers by providing ready-to-use templates that can help their application get noticed. There are many designs to choose from to make sure that your CV looks polished and presentable.

With Canva’s suite of tools, you can make your CV both striking and professional looking. There are templates that can let you stand out with a pop of color, help you highlight your important details such as academic achievements or extra-curricular projects through font choices, or even present your CV in a 3D effect. All you need to do is to pick the design that you think best represents you.

“When applying for a job, first impressions are important. In an increasingly visual era, a great resume or CV makes you stand out, get interviewed, and ultimately land the job of your dreams. Canva’s resume templates are easy to use and can be customized to reflect your skills, values, personality and creativity. We have world-class talent in this country, and with our platform, we want to help Filipino jobseekers get a headstart with their careers. Canva’s templates provide design solutions for every milestone, because we believe that whatever creative needs you may have, Kaya sa Canva,” says Yani Hornilla-Donato, Canva Philippines Country Manager.

With a catalogue of thousands of design options, Canva makes it easy to design inspiring and engaging content, helping you to achieve your personal and professional goals at any stage of your career. Whether you are a fresh graduate looking for your first job, a seasoned professional looking for your next step up the career ladder, or an entrepreneur presenting your business idea to potential clients, Canva has many user-friendly features that can help
you get noticed.

Canva helps to make the creative process easier for any design-related task, through thousands of templates and images at your disposal so you don’t need to start from scratch. The site is easy to navigate, and you can narrow down your search through keywords and advanced search tools that can quickly pull up your best design suggestions.

Explore the site through and find the CV template that best represents you. Build your confidence as you create a resume that highlights what makes you hireable, and take that important first step towards your dream job.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

 Discover innovative ways and exciting ways to wellness and good health with Nutrabliss  by Watsons. Perfect for the busy urbanite, it has a wide range of beauty and wellness products for immunity building, anti-aging, and skin health to keep your body fit and healthy, and yes, blissful.


·         Beauty and bliss. Watsons shows us the many ways to younger looking skin through its collagen products. There are chewables and tablets: Nutrabliss Collagen + Vitamin C which helps increase collagen production and Nutrabliss Collagen Tablets, which  improve skin elasticity and firmness. These also come in sachet form like the Nutrabliss Daily Collagen Sachets, which you can add to your smoothie of choice; and low-calorie and high-absorption nighttime drink,  Nutrabliss Hyaluronic Acid + Collagen, which helps keep your skin hydrated and moisturized.


·         Health is bliss.  Incorporating vitamins and supplements into your daily routine is also a must to help boost your immune system. Try the Nutrabliss Mixed Berries + Vitamin C ideal for daily skin and eye protection; and Nutrabliss Iron + Folic Acid which helps generate new red blood cells and carry oxygen to vital organs and muscles.


·         Chewables are cool, and yes, blissful. Chewable tablets have recently become a preferred way of taking meds. That’s because these break down easily in your mouth to become a solution that’s absorbed faster in the stomach. They’re a good choice for adults who don’t want to swallow pills and for school age kids. Nutrabliss by Watsons also has innovative vitamin products that are fun and easy to take: Nutrabliss Multivitamins and Minerals Chewable Tablets, which help prevent and treat mineral deficiencies; Nutrabliss Ascorbic Acid + Grape Seed + Vit B Complex, which protects your immune system; and  Nutrabliss Ascorbic Acid with Rosehips Vegetarian Capsules which helps improve skin, bone, and joint health.


·         There’s bliss in the fizz. Another fun way to take your vitamins and supplements is through effervescent tabs, which readily dissolve in water.  These include Nutrabliss Ascorbic Acid Effervescent Tabs in passion fruit flavor packed with 1000 mg of vitamin C essential for the growth, development, and repair of all your body tissues;  Nutrabliss Vitamin B-Complex + Vitamin E Effervescent Tabs; and Nutrabliss Sodium Ascorbate + Collagen + COQ10 Effervescent Tabs with sodium ascorbate for immunity, collagen for skin health, and coenzyme Q10 as an antioxidant.

Check out Nutrabliss by Watsons now for your immunity building, anti-aging, and skin health needs available in 800+ stores nationwide including SM City Marilao, SM City Baliwag, SM City San Jose del Monte and SM Center Pulilan.


You can also shop anytime and anywhere through these online channels:

- Download Watsons mobile app or visit

- Call and Delivery:


For more information, you may visit

Hanabishi Appliances and Mega Prime Global team up once more for a LazLive cooking demonstration on September 26 at 6:00 PM and September 30 at 5:30 PM. Both events will be live streamed on Hanabishi’s official Facebook account.

“Hanabishi and Mega Prime Global along with The Bailiwick Academy are holding these cooking demonstrations so our audiences can learn how to prepare simple meals using Hanabishi cooking appliances. We made sure that they are easy to follow so that even those who don’t know how to cook and operate basic kitchen appliances can do the dishes at home,” said Cherish Ong-Chua, Vice President, Finance and Marketing at Hanabishi Appliances.

Learn how to prepare beef pares using an electric pressure cooker and homemade pizza with an air fryer oven.

“From these simple dishes, we hope more people would be encouraged to cook their own meals at home. Both Hanabishi and Mega Prime are here to help our customers make their cooking easier and healthier,” said Chris Fernandez, head of marketing at Mega Prime Global Corporation.

Grace Parazo, CEO of The Bailiwick Academy, added that chefs will be preparing the dishes, they made sure that the cooking procedures are easy to follow.

“It will be a fun and educational event, and we hope we could encourage more people to take up cooking,” she said.

Vouchers and Amazing Deals

All throughout the livestreams, Hanabishi and Mega Prime Global will be giving away discounts and vouchers. Exclusive bundles will also be up for grabs.

Those who will purchase a Hanabishi electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, and fryer during live events will receive free bundles of Mega Prime products.

Products to Be Used During the Cooking Demos

Hanabishi’s electric pressure cooker and air fryers are two of its most popular product lines.

The Hanabishi HDIGPC10in1 that will be used during the event has a 5.7L capacity. It can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, stir fry pan, steamer, yogurt maker, cake maker, warmer, searing pan, and sterilizer.

It has a 10-program cooking selection: rice, multi-grain, soup, meat/stew, poultry, fish, steam beans/chill, yogurt, porridge. It comes with a digital display and an intelligent no- pot sensor.

Hanabishi air fryers, meanwhile, come in two variations: the standard air fryer and the air fryer oven, which comes in two sizes.

The Hanabishi HAFRYER70 has a 7-liter capacity and a 1 to 30 minutes cooking time setting. Its cooking temperature ranges from 100 to 200°C. It comes with a non-slip base and an air fryer basket.

The Hanabishi Air Fryer Oven HAFEO23SS, meanwhile, has a 23-liter capacity and adjustable thermostat. It has six functions: air fry, boil, bake, toast, convection broil, and convection bake. It also comes with a rotisserie. It has a pure stainless steel housing, and includes an air fryer basket, baking pan, and oven rack.

For more information about Hanabishi products, visit and its official flagship store on LazMall :

*For updates on the upcoming cooking demonstration schedules, please follow Hanabishi’s official Facebook account: Also follow its Instagram: @myhanabishi for the latest product news and promotions.

*For more information about Mega Prime products, visit, and its official Facebook Page:

*For more information on Bailiwick Academy, visit their website and social media pages:

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E-commerce continues to play a significantly important role in the Philippine market and is estimated to be worth US$12 billion by 2025. As more consumers turn to e-commerce, and as more businesses capitalize on the potential of the emerging digital economy,  there is also a rising demand for qualified tech talents. According to Linkedin, tech roles make up the majority of “emerging jobs” in the region, with robotics engineer, cyber security specialist, and javascript developer roles making the job trend list. 

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, prepares and nurtures students and professionals for the digital landscape through its various talent development initiatives. One of these is the Shopee Apprentice Program which is an internship program designed to develop young tech talents into leaders through high-impact projects, specialized learning and development training, and mentorships led by Shopee leaders. 

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “As the demand for tech roles rises, Shopee will continue to train and equip the next generation of leaders through initiatives like the Shopee Apprentice Program. We will ramp up our efforts to provide proper mentorship and a well-rounded work experience for individuals joining our internship program.”

These Participants of the Shopee Apprentice Program highlight how they gained significant professional and personal growth to jumpstart their careers in e-commerce. 

For Kyla, the Shopee Apprentice Program was an enriching experience. With a specialization in data science and analytics and equipped with advanced coding skills, she created end-to-end training portals during her stint with the Shopee Business Intelligence Team. “Even though the entire program was held virtually, Shopee translated their work culture online which is a great factor in my whole experience as an apprentice. I learned a lot from my mentors and also improved my skills in terms of presentation, time management, and communication. The program encouraged me to step up and be more confident to drive better results with what I do. I am glad a lot of people supported me throughout my whole Shopee journey,” Kyla shared.

Lance, another Shopee Apprentice Program participant, said that his experience was eye-opening, improved his problem-solving skills, and helped him understand the industry better. He worked with the People Team and displayed exemplary standing not only when it comes to his studies but also with his work at Shopee. “With Shopee, I learned how to look at a multifaceted problem, break it down into its constituent parts, and build it back together to form a comprehensive, results-driven strategy. With this mindset, I was able to drive concrete impact by implementing workable solutions that will help drive the business forward.”

After finishing the program, Kyla highly recommends other individuals check out the program for growth and new learnings. “For those who want a career in e-commerce and tech, the Shopee Apprentice Program can definitely equip you with the necessary skills through their mentorships, training, and projects. You can definitely drive your own growth as well as bring value and positive impact to Shopee through this internship. If you are up for a challenge to do meaningful work, the Shopee Apprentice Program might just be for you,” Kyla shared.

For more information about the Shopee Apprentice Program, visit  To check out other career opportunities at Shopee, check out

Buy Load, Pay Bills, and Scan to Pay with ShopeePay. Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

Thursday, September 23, 2021


These days, trends constantly change, and it can be difficult to keep up. If you’re unsure about which home decor trend to take inspiration from, or which sartorial trend to try, we’ve got a quick, easy solution for you⁠—Shopee Finds, your one-stop shop for trending items! 

To check it out, just type #ShopeeFinds using Shopee’s search bar. Aside from in-demand items at the best prices across different categories, you can score free shipping and cashback vouchers on the page. For the TikTok-obsessed, don’t miss out on all the amazing finds on the TikTok Made Me Buy It section on the page. You can also check out the Takeover Calendar to discover upcoming trends across different categories.

From September 23 to October 6, discover a fresh roundup of trendy finds you shouldn’t miss out on:

Tiktok Made Me Buy It

TikTok skincare favorite Sakura Soap helps remove scars and even out the complexion. For maximum results, work it up to a lather onto your face and body, leave on for five to ten minutes, then rinse off. This bar also comes with a refreshing candy scent. 

If you love TikTok bedroom makeover videos, you need this cool and magical Levitating Moon Lamp. Using magnetic levitation technology, this lamp spins freely in mid-air without any support. Tap lightly to change the color to warm white, white, or yellow.

Feeling tense? This soft silicone Pop It Phone Case doubles as a phone protector and fidget toy. Its pop bubble design both effectively serves as a buffer for your phone and allows you to relieve some stress. Dress up in bright pastel colors to match the case and snap some cute mirror selfies!

For those who lurk fitspiration TikTok videos, get this handy Siedodo Mini Juicer. With a speed of up to 18000 rpm, you can quickly concoct a variety of fruit juice and milk shake. You can also use it as a bottle if you’re constantly on the go. 

Trendy fashion finds

Glam up your basic tee-and-jeans outfit with a Gold Plated Chain Necklace. This jewelry is made of gold-plated hypoallergenic stainless steel, so you won’t need to worry about an allergic reaction if you have sensitive skin.

Stuck in a fashion rut? Show off your shoulders and throw on this Halter Cropped Top for a quick style upgrade. The buttons and collar lend a classier feel to this casual top. It’s also made of comfy ribbed material.

Set aside your skinny jeans for now, because loose-fitting bottoms are currently all the rage! This pair of denim jeans features a slightly flared, baggy fit and a flattering high-waisted silhouette.

Discover more trending TikTok and fashion items at Keep an eye out for the Y2K Style Takeover this October 7 to 20. 

Want to get in on another trend? For safe and convenient payments, go cashless with ShopeePay, your all-in-one e-wallet which you can use to Buy Load, Pay Bills, and Scan to Pay at multiple merchants nationwide. Activate and top up your ShopeePay wallet this September 30 to avail of these ShopeePay-exclusive offers: up to 50% bills cashback from over 60 billers, up to 50% off on mobile load, and 1 Deals from Puregold, Potato Corner, Seaoil, and more. 

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


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