Thursday, February 29, 2024

Photo shows PCS Cancer Commission Chair Dr. Ramy Roxas, DILG Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr., and Philippine Cancer Head Dr. Alfonso Nunez III officially opening the 2024 PH National Cancer Summit

The 2024 Philippine National Cancer Summit (PNCS) marked a pivotal moment in the nation's fight against cancer, spotlighting the transformative potential of the National Integrated Cancer Control Act (NICCA) in enhancing early detection, diagnosis, and treatment.

Cancer continues to be a significant public health issue, contributing to 7.84% of the country's disease burden and ranking as the third highest cause of Disability-Adjusted Life Years (DALY). Breast cancer is the most common among women, accounting for 31.4% of cases, while lung cancer is the most prevalent and deadliest among men, with 19.5% of cases.

Against the backdrop of these daunting statistics, the two-day summit, themed “Advancing Integrated Cancer Care Systems for the Filipino,” offered new hope and direction, aligning with the goals of the NICCA.

Enacted on February 14, 2019, the NICCA provides a comprehensive framework to ensure the availability of quality and affordable cancer care services, aiming to improve survival rates and alleviate the financial burden on patients and their families.

Dr. Manuel Francisco “Ramy” Roxas, chairperson of the Philippine College of Surgeons Cancer Commission Foundation (PCS CanCom), which spearheaded the summit, highlighted the event's importance in bringing together stakeholders from various sectors to improve cancer care.

“We are very honored that many dignitaries are joining us today to make this cancer summit even better than last year. But the task ahead is still long and challenging. We are here to listen to each other and inspire each other to continue to improve cancer care for our people,” he stated, emphasizing a "whole of society" approach to the cancer fight.

In his keynote address read by Philippine Cancer Center Head Dr. Alfonso Nunez III, Department of Health Secretary Teodoro “Ted” Herbosa pointed out the significant challenge cancer poses to public health and its expensive consequences. He stressed the need to educate and inform communities about health-maintaining behaviors and disease prevention.

“Our endeavors covered the end-to-end spectrum of care with a strong emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention,” Herbosa remarked. “Central to our national cancer strategy is the early and regular screening measures such as sparing sufficient time for regular physical checkups. That includes breast examination, specifically mammograms, cervical screening, and many more. These services are available and accessible. Early detection saves lives by enabling timely interventions when treatment outcomes are most favorable.”

Meanwhile, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos, Jr. underscored the critical role that local government units (LGUs) play in integrating national guidelines with local needs as the primary implementers of healthcare policies.

He aims to unite stakeholders to devise a unified plan for cancer care at the local government level, saying “We should really sit down, look at the capacity of each, harmonize everything, and do a master plan. That is what I commit to this group that we're going to do.”

At the LGU level, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte shared the city's efforts. “We are in the process of crafting the localized version of the NICCA. The city government can allocate a more significant amount of resources kapag mayroon na tayong local version of the national law. Hopefully, this can be done by the second quarter of this year,” she said.

Belmonte also stated that their overarching goal is to develop and maintain a system that combines scientific advancements and practical applications into a comprehensive program aimed at reducing cancer morbidity and mortality, especially in Quezon City.

The PNCS 2024, held on February 29 and March 1 at Novotel Araneta, served as a vital platform for stakeholders to collaborate and share innovations in cancer care, aiming to change the landscape of cancer treatment and management in the Philippines.

By focusing on the importance of early screening and intervention for the most common cancers, the summit sought to gather collective efforts toward a future where cancer is no longer a daunting foe for Filipinos, ensuring access to necessary care and support for everyone.

Prepare to #BeThePortraitMaster with realme’s latest flagship-level smartphone cameras

The realme 12 Series 5G is expected to launch on March 7, 2024 as the latest release under realme's Number Series. It comprises two new smartphones, the realme 12 Pro+ 5G and realme 12+ 5G.

Following the Number Series' direction to provide flagship-level smartphone cameras, realme has combined innovative camera technology, luxurious design, and powerful performance in these new devices.

Flagship-level cameras

To give an idea of what to expect, realme has integrated Periscope and Sony lenses to give the realme 12 Series 5G the best camera yet in the Number Series.

Specifically, realme has developed two main camera systems for each device: a 64MP Periscope Portrait Camera, 50MP Sony IMX890 and 8MP 112° Wide Angle for the realme 12 Pro+ 5G; and a 50MP Sony LYT600 OIS Portrait Camera, 8MP 112° Wide Angle, and 2MP Macro for the realme 12+ 5G.

These master-level camera systems allow users to easily take pleasing photos at par with those of skilled photographers and cinematographers. With the realme 12 Series 5G, the Squad can capture the beauty of life at any time with just one click, empowering them to #BeThePortraitMaster.

Luxury watch design and stunning colorways

The realme 12 Series 5G are eye-catching devices thanks to their beautiful craftsmanship inspired by luxury watch designs co-developed by well-renowned watch designer Ollivier Savéo.

Both the realme 12 Pro+ 5G and the realme 12+ 5G are embellished with Premium Vegan Leather, Polished Sunburst Dial, and 3D Jubilee Bracelet. However, the realme 12 Pro+5G also has a Golden Fluted Bezel circling its camera while the realme 12+ 5G has Polished PVD Edges.

To complement the luxurious design of the realme 12 Series 5G, both devices are available in two sophisticated colorways that represent a refined and stylish lifestyle. The realme 12 Pro+ 5G comes in Submarine Blue and Navigator Beige while the realme 12+ 5G comes in Pioneer Green and Navigator Beige.

Price announcement

The Number Series is realme’s premium mid-range smartphones, perfect for young professionals looking for a sophisticated smartphone that can keep up with their stylish lifestyle.

The Squad should definitely set their alarms on March 7 to catch the price announcement and tune in to the official livestream of the launch event at 6:00PM on realme’s official Facebook and YouTube pages.

Pre-order details

For those who want to cop the realme 12 Series 5G as early as possible, they can sign up for the blind pre-order period by visiting any realme stores nationwide from March 1-7, 2024.

During this time, awesome TechLife products will be given away for FREE along with the brand-new realme 12 Series 5G devices.

By pre-ordering the realme 12 Pro+ 5G, the Squad can get a TechLife 4.5L See-Through Air Fryer worth P2,799.00 while the realme 12+ 5G comes with either a TechLife High-Speed Hair Dryer or TechLife 4L Digital Rice Cooker worth P2,399.

Meanwhile, the first selling period will start from March 8 until March 17 and freebies are still available only until supplies last.

Keep posted on the realme 12 Series 5G by visiting the realme official Facebook page or website.

Have a truffle-y day and #TruffleEveryMoment as Burger King brings back the Truffle Whopper, taking your gourmet obsession to new heights!

MANILA, Philippines (February 29, 2024) – Burger King, the renowned global brand famous for their Whopper®, is bringing back a fan favorite with the return of the one and only Truffle Whopper, and with more truffle-licious flavors!

Back by popular demand, this signature flame-grilled patty, infused with the rich flavor of truffle and crowned with crispy onions for an extra crunch, will take you to elevated levels of flame-grilled goodness. Without burning a hole in your pocket, Burger King's Truffle Whopper® brings a touch of elegance to any occasion, letting you elevate special moments with your loved ones any time, anywhere.

From casual snacking to upscale dining, the magic of truffle knows no bounds. First introduced in 2022, the Truffle Whopper® has returned to delight all those with a taste for the finer things in life. This year, the Home of the Whopper® has taken it up a notch – the truffle mayo has been upgraded with an even richer truffle taste, making it a must-try for truffle lovers everywhere.

Triple the Truffle Delight

Truffle lovers around the nation can enjoy their every moment further with the Truffle Bundle , an iconic combination of Truffle Whopper®, Ultimate Sidekick Thick-cut Fries with Truffle Dip, and Rootbeer Float.

Available at Burger King stores nationwide, the Truffle Whopper and the Truffle Trio bundle are set to level-up your experience wherever you are. But hurry – this mouthwatering treat is only available until supplies last. Don't miss your chance to savor the irresistible combination of savory truffle goodness and the classic flame-grilled perfection of Burger King.

So what are you waiting for? #TruffleEverMoment with the Burger King Truffle Whopper and savor a perfect gourmet moment.

Available in all Burger King stores nationwide, get it via Dine-in, Take-out, Drive-thru, or Delivery via Burger King app,, Grabfood, and Foodpanda!

Sun Life Philippines and Sun Life Financial-Philippines Foundation, Inc., in line with their commitment to help Filipinos live healthier lives, recently unveiled a newly refurbished basketball court in the Legacy of Light Village, a resettlement model community that the Sun Life Foundation helped develop in Calauan, Laguna. This is part of the “Hoops + Health” program, a PHP 40 million partnership with Beyond Sport, a global sport-for-social-change organization. The program aims to leverage the power of basketball to encourage physical activity and promote healthier lifestyles by renovating basketball courts across Asia.

The inauguration event, held on February 28, 2024, at the Legacy of Light Village basketball court in Calauan, was attended by Sun Life executives, Sun Life brand ambassador Donny Pangilinan, Beyond Sport representatives, residents of Calauan, and national media.

The basketball court has been transformed with fresh coats of paint, upgraded facilities, and new, state-of-the-art basketball hoops. More than just a physical renovation, this initiative represents Sun Life’s commitment to fostering healthier communities by improving access to physical activity. The revitalized court provides a safe and accessible space for individuals of all ages to engage in basketball and other physical activities, promoting overall health and well-being.

In addition, the “Hoops + Health” program will deliver an educational program for local coaches to learn about nutrition, physical activity, and protecting mental well-being. These coaches will then develop a basketball program to engage the youth in the community.

This initiative builds on Sun Life’s 3x3 Charity Challenge, held in August 2023, which raised funds for capacity-building support, program development grants, and infrastructure revitalization projects, including the basketball court renovation in Calauan.

“At Sun Life, we are dedicated to empowering individuals and communities to achieve holistic health and wellness,” said Carla Gonzalez-Chong, Chief Client Experience and Marketing Officer of Sun Life Philippines. “By partnering with Beyond Sport, we are harnessing the unique power of basketball to not only encourage physical activity but also to foster community spirit and contribute to a healthier future for Filipinos.”

“Sport serves as a powerful instrument for positive social change,” added Beyond Sport Executive Director, Fred Turner. “We are proud to partner with Sun Life on this impactful project, as we transformed this basketball court into a vibrant space where the youth can develop their skills and lead healthier lives.”

By making physical activity enjoyable and readily available, Sun Life aims to serve as a catalyst for adopting healthier lifestyle choices, to potentially impact the generations to come.

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

After 14 weeks of hands-on training in urban and rural agriculture techniques, at least 39 farmer beneficiaries of the SM Foundation’s Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan Sustainable Agriculture Program in Bulacan successfully graduated recently.

As a steadfast advocate of green and sustainable living, SM Supermalls, through its corporate social responsibility arm, SM Foundation Inc., gears to support the government’s food security agenda through said agriculture program.

In SM City Marilao, the SMFI-KSK commencement was attended by 16 graduates who underwent urban farming, a technique designed to maximize the limited space for food production and sustainability. It targets providing low-income urban communities with essential skills in high-value crop farming by transforming underutilized urban spaces into productive gardens.

Meanwhile, SM Center Pulilan marked the completion of at least 23 graduates who focused mainly on rural farming.

In addition to SMFI-KSK certificates, the graduates received their National Certificate II from TESDA, providing them with opportunities for career advancement in the farming sector.

Aside from the presentation of certificates, market tours with SM Markets were held, allowing the trainees to explore and understand marketing opportunities in farming.

With its vision to bring back hope by directly working with farmers, SM Foundation’s KSK training focuses on several facets of farming, including land preparation, seedling, fertilizer concoction, sustainability workshops and forums, financial literacy and bookkeeping, pricing and costing, as well as product development.

The program is in partnership with the local government units in Bulacan, the Department of Agriculture (DA), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Department of Tourism (DOT), SM Markets, SM Supermalls, and D' Planners Training Center Inc.




Up to 44% off + discount vouchers + Sodexo gift checks and more on select items

Get ready to grab the thrilling tech deals that await you this March 3 with Logitech’s 3.3 Double Digit Sale. Logitech, the world leader in PC and gaming peripherals, is offering a selection of its premium-quality goods at a discounted price. You can choose from a range of electronics and accessories to take your gaming and productivity experience to the next level.

Enjoy exclusive offers such as discount vouchers up to 44% off on the Logitech official store or 37% off on the Shopee Logi G store, plus Sodexo gift checks, and many more.

Be sure to check out this list to see what Logitech has in store for you.

Logitech H390: Look good, hear better

Listen to your favorite tunes and enhance your quality of work with the Logitech H390 USB Computer Headset. Its fine-tuned 30 mm audio drivers give you pristine audio quality that’s perfect for online calls and meetings, music, and more.

The simple plug-and-play USB connection makes it easier to start and end every session and control the volume and mute calls conveniently. Its 1.9-meter cable length also provides you the perfect balance of moving around comfortably without dealing with long tangled cords.

It features a noise-canceling microphone that can be easily tucked away when not in use. It is also adjustable, allowing you to capture voice and sounds more effectively for clear and direct communication.

This stylish and sustainably-made headset also rests comfortably on your head with its leatherette ear cushions fitting snugly on you for hours on end. The adjustable headband is swivel-mounted, giving you a full range of motion without disrupting the audio.

Logitech Z333 Speaker System with Subwoofer: Rediscover the depth of sounds

Elevate your gaming experience and listening sessions to a whole new level with the Logitech Z333 speakers, designed to convey richer and more immersive audio. This subwoofer speaker specializes in delivering low frequencies, producing rich bass sounds and delivering maximum loudness.

It boasts an 80 watts peak and 40 watts RMS power system with two satellite speakers accompanying the large subwoofer. These produce deep acoustics that add another layer to your choice of games, music and videos.

Easy to set up and access, the speaker can accommodate up to two compatible devices via the 3.5 mm and RCA inputs that can easily switch between different sound sources. The dedicated control pod also allows quick access to the volume, power and a headphone jack port. You can also adjust the level of bass to your liking through the control knob at the back of the subwoofer.

Logitech MX Master 2S: Expert multitasking at your fingertips

For those who need a fluid and seamless companion for their everyday tasks, the Logitech MX Master is the perfect device for you.

With its innovative features and ergonomic, stylish design, it maximizes productivity, precision and comfort for long hours of work.

The premium mouse utilizes Logitech Flow, a state-of-the-art technology that allows users to switch between two computers for easier navigation and copy-pasting. It is specifically designed for professionals and power users who like to work on multiple projects at once.

This multi-window feature enables a continuous and uninterrupted workflow.

Staying true to its efficiency, the MX Master 2S can be paired up to three devices and switch between them easily with a simple click of a button. It can connect to devices using the included Logitech Unifying Receiver or through Bluetooth.

The incredibly fast recharge time is also a plus. Just plug it into a micro-USB port from your computer after just 3 minutes, it’s ready to go! A full charge can last you about 70 days’ worth of usage. It also boasts a 4000 DPI precision sensor for pinpoint tracking that works on virtually any flat surface.

Logitech MK215 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo: Affordability meets productivity

A great bargain you wouldn’t want to miss is the Logitech MK215 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo. The MK215 uses Logitech’s Advanced 2.4 GHz Wireless tech for fast data transmissions with no delays and a 10-meter connectivity range. Both devices have a plug-and-play feature that removes the need for additional software installation, letting you start work immediately.

The space-saving keyboard features the standard range of keyboard keys including a full-size number pad. On the other hand, the optical mouse conforms comfortably on your hand with HD tracking and smooth responsive cursor control. These devices are battery-powered and have an auto sleep function to maximize battery life.

Logitech Wave Keys: No pressure, all comfort

The interesting curvature of the Logitech Wave Keys is sure to pique anyone’s attention. Developed and tested with The Logi Ergo Lab, this ergonomically designed keyboard follows your hands’ natural position, providing you relief, familiarity and efficiency.

The soft, three-layer cushioned palm rest promotes wrist support, further adding to the overall comfort it provides. The compact frame allows you to bring your mouse closer to your body, thereby making workflows feel easier and more natural.

Found the deal for you? Save the date and don’t miss out on the Logitech 3.3 sale on Shopee. Visit the Logitech website and official Facebook Page to see more product offerings and future promotions.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Expertise in Building Brands. Jollibee’s 51% brand value growth is a testament to the Jollibee Group’s expertise in building brands that can be scaled across markets globally.

MANILA, Philippines. 27 February 2024 – Jollibee has been recognized as the second fastest-growing restaurant brand in the world, according to the latest annual brand ranking report by Brand Finance, the world’s leading independent brand valuation agency. Surging by an impressive 51% to USD 2.3 billion in brand value, Jollibee ascended from rank 20 to rank 17 in this year’s Global Restaurant Rankings.

The brand further solidified its position by achieving fifth place in the strongest restaurant brand category, elevating its rating from AA- to AAA. In addition, Jollibee is the only Philippine brand listed in the 2024 Top 25 Most Valuable Restaurant Brands and Top 10 Strongest Restaurant Brands.

We thank our loyal customers for their love for Jollibee, allowing us to grow the brand further and reach more people in various parts of the world,” said Jollibee Group President and CEO Ernesto Tanmantiong. “Being ranked as the second fastest growing brand in the world validates the effective work of all the leaders and teams of Jollibee—past and present—whose commitment to the brand and its customers has helped drive the brand’s sustained growth over the years.”

Confidence in Jollibee’s Strategic Direction

Jollibee, the flagship global brand within the Jollibee Group's extensive portfolio of 18 brands, originated in the Philippines in 1978. The brand has since grown to encompass 1,668 locations across 17 countries as of January 2024.

Richard Shin, Chief Financial Officer of Jollibee Group, expressed confidence in the brand's strategic direction, stating, “This valuation from Brand Finance gives us confidence that we are on the right track in our strategic goals for the brand. Jollibee’s ability to resonate with consumers across diverse markets and cultures opens opportunities for further expansion and growth, enhancing the potential for better shareholder value to investors and franchisees.”

Global Appeal. Jollibee continues to captivate global audiences with its great-tasting products at affordable fare, supported by a cohesive restaurant system that positions the brand for success across markets.

Jollibee’s Growth Momentum

Brand Finance's latest report attributes Jollibee's remarkable financial performance and sustained momentum to its robust expansion initiatives, particularly in international markets. Emphasizing a diverse menu of exceptionally tasty, high-quality, and affordable fare, the brand continues to captivate global audiences.

The Chief Marketing Officer of Jollibee Group, David Beal, emphasized, “Jollibee’s impressive brand value growth is a testament to the Jollibee Group’s expertise in building brands that are craved globally. Our growth is underpinned by delicious offerings, a compelling brand proposition, and a cohesive restaurant system that positions us for success across markets.”

To sustain its growth momentum, Jollibee remains steadfast in expanding its store network in key markets such as the United States and the Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia (EMEAA) region, while sustaining market leadership in the Philippines.

Sustained Growth. Jollibee is now present in 17 countries with 1,668 store locations – and counting. The recent milestone opening in Canada is the brand’s 100th store in North America and is part of the Jollibee Group’s aggressive growth plans for 2024.

Strong Brand Love for Jollibee

The brand has recently marked a significant milestone by inaugurating its 100th store in North America, with the first customer lining up for 20 hours before the store opening.

The same passionate demonstration of brand love has been consistent across store openings in new markets, with massive crowds queuing for long hours—some camping out the night before or braving freezing temperatures—to be the first to taste Jollibee’s signature crispy and juicy fried chicken called Jolly Crispy Chicken in North America and Chickenjoy in the Philippines and other markets. This bestselling product has been voted a fan favorite across markets in Asia, Europe, and North America.

Other bestsellers that turn customers into loyal fans of Jollibee include the Chicken Sandwich, a crispy, juicy chicken breast fillet with umami mayo in a toasted brioche bun; and the Peach Mango Pie, made with peaches and Philippine mangoes tucked in a warm, light, and crispy crust.

Brand Love Across Geographies and Generations. The support of loyal customers across generations and locations has solidified Jollibee’s position as a well-loved global restaurant brand.

realme shares irresistible 3.3 deals as the ultimate smartphone buddy for summer entertainment and exploration

While traveling locally has always been a hobby for few, more destinations closer to Manila are now becoming prime summer getaways for the youth due to their accessibility. Here are some destinations and activities that they can enjoy, combined with the perfect realme devices that provide endless entertainment and inspiration wherever they may be. To maximize this summer, the Squad can even get their hands on select devices at a discounted price this upcoming 3.3 Sale on realme’s official stores in Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok.

Explore the Discovery Trail at Masungi Georeserve

Just a short distance away from Manila, the Masungi Georeserve in Tanay, Rizal provides a quiet escape from the city. This natural sanctuary offers a Discovery Trail fit for budding hiking enthusiasts. While on the trail, capture the perfect moment amidst impressive rock formations with the 108MP 3x In-Sensor Zoom Camera of realme C67. The Redefined Champion features an Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) that allows it to catch various wildlife that hides within the trail’s rustic pathways without any blur.

Movie night for two under the stars at WK Forest Reserve and Campgrounds

Aim for a unique and more romantic take on movie night by camping out at the WK Forest Reserve and Campgrounds in Tanay, Rizal. Use the realme Pad (4GB+64GB) LTE as it is equipped with a 10.4” WUXGA+ Immersive Display and Dolby Atmos Quad speakers to set the tone and create that special moment under the stars. Plus, the realme Pad (4GB+64GB) LTE carries a 7100mAh battery that allows video playback for up to 12 hours, perfect for a romantic evening without any interruptions.

Go on a culinary adventure in Binondo

Summer isn’t just about road trips and beaches. The streets of Binondo, Manila offer travelers a variety of food choices that is an adventure in itself. Coupled with the small and busy walkways in every corner of the world’s oldest Chinatown, Binondo is one of the best subjects for aspiring food and urban photographers. In capturing the food and culture of Binondo, the realme C67’s 6.7” 90Hz FHD+ Display allows for a better appreciation of photos and videos. To guarantee better viewing even under the broad daylight, users have the option to set the display to Extra Brightness mode for 950 nits of brightness. Moreover, its lightweight 7.59mm Ultra Slim Design also allows for greater portability when navigating through Binondo’s crowded streets.

Solo bike tour around Intramuros

The walled city of Intramuros, Manila offers the perfect setting to get lost on one’s own and discover hidden gems. Put a pair of realme Buds T300 and rent a bamboo bike to add a soundtrack while exploring cobbled streets filled with historical monuments and buildings. With its 12.4mm Dynamic Bass Driver and 360-degree Spatial Audio, the realme Buds T300 provides a seamless audio experience perfect for solo journeys.

realme welcomes summer with 3.3 Sale

Summer is always the perfect time to discover something new. Whether it’s visiting the usual spots, or giving new destinations and activities a chance, realme helps the Squad prepare for the summer adventures ahead with its 3.3 sale offers.

From March 3-7, the Squad can head over to realme official Lazada for a chance to get select realme products for as low as P33 along with vouchers and free shipping. Make sure to redeem vouchers to get the lowest checkout price possible.

realme Lazada 3.3 Sale (March 3-7 only)



Total Checkout Price

realme C67 (8GB+128GB)



realme C67 (8GB+256GB)



realme Pad (4GB+64GB) LTE



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As for those who prefer to shop via realme official Shopee, select products will be available up to 67% OFF from March 3-6 only. Enjoy freebies, Mega Discount Vouchers, Free Shipping Discount, and flexible payment option through ShopeePay Later.


realme Shopee 3.3 Sale (March 3-6 only)



Total Checkout Price

realme C67 (8GB+128GB)



realme C67 (8GB+256GB)



realme Pad (4GB+64GB) LTE



realme Buds T300



Starting today, Feb 27, until March 3, the Squad can grab discounts on realme TikTok Shop.

realme TikTok Shop 3.3 Mega Sale (March 3-6 only)



Total Checkout Price

realme C67 (8GB+128GB)



realme C67 (8GB+256GB)



realme Pad (4GB+64GB) LTE



realme Buds T300



To learn more about realme’s latest updates, visit the realme official website and follow realme on Facebook.

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In the bustling streets of Binondo, Manila’s Chinatown, culinary adventures await those with an appetite for exploration. From savory dumplings to sweet delicacies, Binondo offers a tantalizing array of flavors waiting to be discovered.

Join the journey as we uncover the top 5 food destinations that capture the essence of this vibrant district.

1. Lai Lai Seafood Restaurant:
Hidden within Lai Lai Hotel is Lai Lai Seafood Restaurant, a gem waiting to be discovered. Here, diners can experience authentic Chinese cuisine at affordable prices.

From the underrated tomato and egg dish to the game-changing sour lapu-lapu soup, every dish is a testament to Binondo’s rich culinary tradition. And don’t forget to try their heavenly homemade kikiam – it’s an experience not to be missed.

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2. Eng Bee Tin:
Next up is Eng Bee Tin, a haven for those with a sweet tooth. Famous for its ube hopia and ube tikoy, this iconic bakery embodies the rich culinary heritage of Binondo, offering delectable treats that leave a lasting impression.

3. Sugarcane Juice on Ongpin Street:
For a refreshing respite from the bustling streets, head to Ongpin Street and indulge in some sugarcane juice. Crisp and invigorating, it’s the perfect way to cool down while exploring the vibrant sights and sounds of Binondo.

4. Fried Siopao:
Join the queue and treat yourself to Binondo’s legendary fried siopao. With its crispy exterior and flavorful fillings, this handheld delight is worth every minute of the wait.

5. Dong Bei Dumplings:
First on the list is Dong Bei Dumplings, a beloved spot known for its affordable and delicious dumplings. Whether enjoyed fresh on-site or taken home to savor later, each bite is a burst of flavor that keeps customers coming back for more.

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From the affordable delights of LaiLai Seafood Restaurant to the sweet indulgences of Eng Bee Tin, each bite has offered a glimpse into the rich tapestry of flavors that define this vibrant district. Until next time, may your adventures be as delicious as they are memorable!

Monday, February 26, 2024

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WHERE TO PURCHASE: The DITO Home Prepaid Starter Kit is now available in DITO Authorized Sales Booths and DITO E-Shop. Soon to be available in select DITO Experience Stores, Lazada, Shopee, and DITO TikTok Shop.

The Philippine Life Insurance Association, Inc. (PLIA) member companies have elected Sun Life Grepa President Richard S. Lim to the PLIA Board as President. The induction of officers led by Insurance Commissioner (IC) Hon. Reynaldo A. Regalado was held on February 6, 2024 at Dusit Thani Manila.

This follows Lim's dedicated service as Treasurer in 2022, showcasing his commitment to the advancement of the life insurance industry.

In his acceptance speech, Lim expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve in this capacity. "I thank the PLIA membership and my fellow 2024 Board members for their vote of confidence in choosing me to lead the industry as PLIA President.”

Furthermore, President Lim emphasized PLIA’s purpose to enhance financial literacy and raise awareness about life insurance, aligning with the government's goal of fostering financial inclusion and making financial products affordable and available to all.

“The mission of PLIA encompasses three key pillars. Firstly, we are dedicated to supporting industry growth by increasing awareness and accessibility of life insurance, empowering our financial advisors to educate clients on financial preparedness. Secondly, we prioritize Filipinos’ welfare by fostering trust, transparency, and resilience in delivering insurance promises, while also safeguarding their privacy and consumer protection rights. Lastly, we aim to enhance stakeholder engagement, addressing relevant industry issues, and creating new capabilities to serve them better and help our members build scale."

With these goals in mind, President Lim reiterated the collective effort needed to achieve success. “Working together, we aim to bring about positive changes that will uplift our regulatory environment, serve as enablers to the market players in bringing out their utmost potential toward the progressive development of our industry. Most importantly, we aim to place the IC and PLIA in a better position to safeguard and promote the interest of the insuring public,” President Lim added. “I believe our true success lies in the unity of our actions to grow the industry more than simply growing our individual businesses.”

PLIA, founded in 1950, serves as the non-stock, non-profit umbrella organization of all life insurance companies operating in the Philippines. With 31 member companies, PLIA plays a pivotal role in shaping and promoting the life insurance industry in the country.

OPPO kicks off summer with incredible price drops, discounts, and freebies available on its official ecommerce brand stores starting March 3 - including a chance to win an OPPO Find N3 Flip in a special raffle! Start adding to cart and collecting the vouchers now to take advantage of the 3.3 Mega Sale for a memorable start to your summer.

Purchase any OPPO device through TikTok, Shopee, and Lazada from March 3 to 7 and get up to 63% off on your favorite OPPO products! OPPO fans can avail of exciting vouchers that can give you Php 1,000 off when you get OPPO Reno6, Reno6 Z, Reno7, Reno7 Z. With a minimum spend of Php 8,999, you may also avail of Php 200 off, and Php 400 off when you purchase at least Php 13,999.

Save more with a wide array of vouchers up for grabs

Shoppers can enjoy limited livestream vouchers worth Php 100 for a minimum spend of Php 4,999. Shipping discount vouchers of Php 50 off for Lazada and Shopee can also be claimed when you spend a minimum of Php 500.

Shopee buyers can also avail 30% off with a minimum spend of Php 3,499 on OPPO products. From March 3 to 7, shoppers can get 0% interest installment via SPayLater for up to 3 months for devices such as the A18, A57 (4+128GB), A76 and Reno6 Z. OPPO fans can also avail 0% interest installment for 6 months via SPayLater for the Reno8 T 5G, Reno11 5G, and Reno11 Pro 5G from March 3-4.

Lazada shoppers can get 20% off capped at Php 1,000 with a minimum of Php 2,499 on OPPO products. For a minimum spend of Php 7,999, Lazada shoppers can get Php 1,200 off.

Watch out for exclusive freebies for every purchase and irresistible bundle deals

Don’t miss out on these exciting 3.3 deals when you check out these OPPO smartphones and devices via OPPO’s official stores on Shopee, Lazada and Tiktok.

  • Free S11 Bluetooth Speakers for all OPPO A76 purchases

  • Free (YC Pro 7) Headphones for all OPPO Pad Air purchases

  • Free Retro Bluetooth Speakers for all OPPO Reno7 Series 5G and OPPO Reno8 T Series 5G purchases

  • Free S39 Bluetooth Speakers for all Reno11 Series 5G purchases

Get the OPPO Band together with A16k for Php 5,099 or with the A17k for Php 5,698 and A18 for only Php 6,598.

Get the OPPO Band paired with OPPO Buds2 for only Php 1,999

Get the OPPO Enco Buds2 bundled with the A16k for Php 4,999, with the A17k for Php 5,598, or with the A18 for Php 6,498.

Mark your calendars and don’t miss out on these great deals this coming March 3 to 7, 2024. Stay updated on the latest offers and deals, visit our OPPO Official Stores on Shopee , Lazada and Tiktok.

Learn more about the OPPO devices by visiting or follow OPPO Philippines’ official social media pages on Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok.

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Donny Pangilinan is a certified Chickenjoyer and Joshua Garcia can’t have enough of the Crispylicious, Juicylicious Chickenjoy!

For the first time in Chickenjoy history, Jollibee brought together enthusiasts of its well-loved fried chicken at the day-long “I Am A Chickenjoyer Fan Meet” at Trinoma Activity Center last February 17.

This joy-filled event gathered families and friends adding up to over 1,500 individuals to celebrate their shared love for the iconic Chickenjoy.

On top of celebrating their love for Chickenjoy, fans bonded with the actor and Jollibee ambassador Joshua Garcia

“We are so excited to finally bring so many Chickenjoyers together in one venue and host an exciting day for them,” said Pamie Cruz, Senior Marketing Manager of Jollibee Philippines. “This is our way of thanking them for their continued support for Chickenjoy, and for spreading this love to their families and friends from all over the country and even all over the world.”

Guests engaged in a slew of activities detailed in their event passports. From conquering the Claw Machine to trying their luck at the Giant Gachapon and mastering the Ball Bucket Shoot Out, attendees collected points, won limited-edition Chickenjoy merchandise, and created lasting memories. To add, a professional studio setup awaited guests, capturing their moments through expertly taken photos and videos.

Guests create core memories with fun-filled games, prizes, and a whole lot of Chickenjoy

Jollibee endorsers and self-proclaimed Chickenjoyers Joshua Garcia and Donny Pangilinan also added to the fun during the morning and afternoon programs, respectively. When asked about his favorite memory with Chickenjoy, Donny recalled, “As a kid, I remember going home via expressway and ordering Jollibee via drive-thru because that’s really our favorite. In the car, my dad would ask us what we wanted and of course, we wanted Chickenjoy. We’d share it in the car before driving off again, feeling satisfied.”

Joshua added his own vivid Chickenjoy moments: “With my family, it’s always a tradition to order Jollibee when it’s someone’s birthday. My nephew loves Chickenjoy, so I would bring him a bucket on his birthday and we’d share it with Jolly Spaghetti or rice. My favorite part is the chicken wing—I love the experience of removing the bone and dipping the wing in the gravy. Sarap!”

This unique event showed how Chickenjoy has played a role in the lives of millions, from satisfying cravings to completing delightful bonding moments. Renowned for its crispy and flavorful skin, juicy and succulent meat, and signature gravy, Chickenjoy continues to make a lasting impact and be well-loved by the generations to come.

Chickenjoyers flocked and showed their full support by joining the fun-filled activities

The Crispylicious, Juicylicious, best-tasting Jollibee Chickenjoy is available nationwide for PHP 82.00 (1-pc. Chickenjoy with rice and drink). Drop by your nearest Jollibee branch and treat yourself to its crispy, juicy goodness via dine-in, take-out, or drive-thru. You can also have it delivered via the Jollibee App,, #87000, GrabFood, and Foodpanda.

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