PCPPI delivers on environment stewardship commitments

Friday, November 26, 2021

 Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PCPPI)—the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages in the country—reaffirms its focus on sustainable business practices as it announced its recent wins on environmental protection and stewardship.

 

Recognizing the role of private sectors in minimizing plastic wastes that end up in the environment, PCPPI continues to practice light weighting to reduce their virgin plastic content in plastic packaging. The company said it had already reduced about 118 metric tons of plastic resin as of September 2021. This equates to almost six million single-serve Pepsi polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. PCPPI has also saved 36,000 kilograms of carton as secondary packaging through the light weighting initiative.

 

“PCPPI has fervently elevated our business practices to benefit the environment and the people. It’s still a long journey towards achieving plastic neutrality, but we are happy to see that we are making remarkable progress and positive impact on the environment,” said PCPPI president and chief executive officer Frederick D. Ong.

 

In 2020, PCPPI was able to save 76 metric tons or about 3.8 million single-serve PET bottles.

 

Clean-up Drives


PCPPI is also bolstering its water stewardship initiatives through its participation in various localized coastal clean-up activities. The company’s regional offices in Batangas, La Union, Cagayan De Oro, and Davao partnered with local government units and Environment and Natural Resources offices to collect wastes along coastal areas and bodies of water.

 

The company also supported the community clean-up drives and waste management activities by providing segregation bins in Sto. Tomas, Batangas and Rosario, La Union.

 

For their part, PCPPI Cagayan De Oro volunteered to participate in the Limpyo Dagat Program of Cagayan De Oro City to clean the stretch of Cagayan de Oro coast. Since 2019, PCPPI is the only private organization participating in the said program.

 

As part of its water stewardship program, PCPPI has adopted six water-bodies to create and implement sustained and long-term protection projects, together with partner local government units.

 

 “The company respects water as its main resource and as everyone’s fundamental right. Through these activities, we are allowing our business to thrive sustainably, while benefitting the lives of the communities around us,” said Ong.

 

 

PCPPI is the exclusive manufacturer of well-known beverage brands in the Philippines: Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton, Sting, Premier, Milkis, and Aquafina.

 

PCPPI partners with Southville to further employees’ education

 

Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PCPPI)—the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages in the country—partners with Southville International School and Colleges (SISC) to benefit employees who wish to continue learning and further their education.


The partnership covers tuition fee discount for PCPPI employees who will enroll in Southville’s Flexible Higher Education Programs or those courses that are conducted 100% online, using blended learning solutions. The discount is applicable in select courses from SISC and Southville International School Affiliated with Foreign Universities (SISFU).


SISFU offers academic programs from foreign countries which are recognized for its high quality and standards. Graduates from these programs will also receive diplomas or certificates from the foreign academic institutions.


“PCPPI believes in developing talents from within. Through our partnership with SISC and SISFU, we want to inspire our employees to continue learning to achieve their personal and career aspirations,” said PCPPI president and chief executive officer Frederick D. Ong.


The partnership also targets PCPPI employees who, due to life’s circumstances, were not able to finish their studies to finally get degreed. Since the programs are online, it gives them opportunity to combine education with work.


“This program reinforces our commitment to make PCPPI a great workplace to grow.  We thank SISC, a very reputable educational institution, for this opportunity to forward our people capability agenda and propel our talents’ education,” Ong added.

 

Apart from the tuition fee discounts, the partnership also comes with discounts on the use of Southville team building, planning, and sports facilities.   

 

PCPPI is the exclusive manufacturer of well-known beverage brands in the Philippines: Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton, Sting, Premier, Milkis, and Aquafina.

Check Out These 5 Most Popular Budol-Worthy Items Among Filipino Shoppers at Shopee’s Nov 30 Payday Sale

Has a celebrity or friend ever influenced you to buy certain items online? The budol is real, as one might say! As shoppers, we’re constantly on the lookout for the best product recommendations so we can maximize our money’s worth.


Now that the end of the month is just around the corner, is your shopping cart ready for the upcoming payday sale? If you’re looking for some inspiration on what to add to cart at Shopee’s Nov 30 Payday Sale, take notes from other shoppers.


According to Shopee’s data on consumer behavior and trends during payday sales, Pinoys consistently spend on essentials and other items for work and play. They tend to use their sweldo to prioritize essentials and splurge on little luxuries from categories such as home essentials, women’s fashion & accessories, health & beauty, gadgets, and mobile accessories.


They love shopping for KF94 masks, window curtains, crop tops, headsets, and hair accessories—the most popular items in Pinoys’ online shopping carts every payday.


Below, check out Shopee’s top recommendations for each of these items:


To keep your family safe and healthy for the holidays, stock up on several Health Guard KF94 Masks. Its 3D foldable design makes it easier to breathe and minimizes contact with the lips, while its four-layered structure blocks harmful microparticles.

Sleeping in this weekend? Enjoy a lazy, relaxing day off in bed by hanging up some light- blocking curtains. Siedodo Window Curtains are made of premium cotton and come in a variety of rich, gorgeous colors to give your bedroom an inviting ambiance.

Whether you’re going out or just snapping some selfies at home, look cute and chic with a trendy puffed sleeve top. The Buymore_ph Crop Top features an elegant backless silhouette and ruffled garterized sleeves, perfect for pairing with high-waisted denim jeans.

If you still hold meetings with your colleagues via video calls, it’s important to invest in a pair of quality earphones. SoundPEATS Wireless Earbuds will block off any distractions with its noise- cancellation feature, fit perfectly with its ergonomic design, and last for up to seven hours.


Having trouble focusing while working from home? We’ve got one easy hack that might help: tie your hair! With your hair out of the way, you can concentrate better on your tasks. This silky Scrunchie and Headband Set can help prevent tangles and frizz.


Give in to the holiday budol and check out these items and more at Shopee’s Nov 30 Payday Sale: https://shopee.ph/m/payday-sale.


Looking for even more ways to maximize your sweldo this payday? Start using ShopeePay, Shopee’s all-in-one e-wallet, to avail of exclusive deals! At Shopee’s Nov 30 Payday Sale, enjoy free shipping with no minimum spend and 10% off discounts on your Shopee finds. You can also get 20% cashback on your COD orders when you use ShopeePay on Delivery.


Use ShopeePay beyond your shopping needs! This payday sale, you can buy load at up to 50% off from all networks or get 30% cashback on your monthly bills. Even better, you can also claim discount vouchers to get ₱100 off from participating billers such as Meralco, Maynilad, PLDT, Globe, Smart, and more.


If you need to stock up on groceries or have a much needed food-trip, get big savings when you avail ShopeePay ₱1 Deals via ‘Deals Near Me’ on the Shopee app. Redeem your discounts by paying with ShopeePay at partner merchants such as Puregold, Potato Corner, Bonchon, National Bookstore, FamilyMart, and more. New brands such as Papa John's, Goldilocks,Chooks-to-Go, Zagu, Wendy's, and Candy Corner have also joined the growing network of merchants accepting ShopeePay QR payments.


And if you’re looking for the ultimate get-away experience this holiday season, how about a staycation? Now, you can also book hotels with ShopeePay! Get 30% cashback on all your hotel bookings, including Grand Sierra Pines Hotel in Baguio, White House Beach Resort in Boracay, Mithi Resort and Spa in Bohol, Waterfront Cebu, White Breeze Palawan, and more. To add to that, you can score up to 50% off on selected hotels.


Enjoy these exclusive deals and more when you activate and cash in your ShopeePay. Now, you can also enjoy free and instant cash-ins and bank transfers with ShopeePay via InstaPay.


Get up to ₱25 cashback on your InstaPay fee when you cash in. Buy Load, Pay Bills and Scan to Pay with ShopeePay this payday for a rewarding cashless experience!


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

Shopee Wraps Up 2021 and Introduces its Newest Brand Ambassadors, Dingdong and Zia Dantes, at the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale


Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, closes the year with its annual 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, the most joyful year-end celebration in the region. 12.12 is set to bring a smile to users as they shop from the widest variety of products to reward themselves and their loved ones during the happiest time of the year. Through the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, shoppers can also spread the holiday cheer to their favorite local businesses, with 2 times more items sold by local businesses this year.


Users can look forward to a delightful celebration throughout the festive season. In the past year, Shopee has brought fun to users with exciting giveaways and exclusive content, recording over 13 billion engagements and views across its social media channels. This 12.12, users can expect even more entertainment and engagement with a brand-new commercial featuring international superstar Jackie Chan and performances by popular K-Pop group Tomorrow X Together. To get into the Pinoy family spirit of the holidays, Shopee also welcomes first-ever celebrity father-and-daughter brand ambassadors, Dingdong and Zia Dantes. 


Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “Every 12.12, Shopee comes together with our users to celebrate the milestones and achievements over the past year. This year, we would like to show our appreciation to all our users for letting us be part of their daily lives. Many more users are now using digital services, and local businesses are increasingly embracing the shift online. We are glad to have been able to adapt to their evolving needs this past year and we will continue to help more people benefit from the digital economy as we head into a new year. We look forward to celebrating the year-end with all our users as we bring smiles to one another this holiday season.”


1. Celebrating the happiest time of the year with the best deals


As shoppers hunt for the best gifts,  Shopee is thrilled to bring users the most exciting deals this 12.12. These include:


  • The best promotions: Shoppers can enjoy the best deals for all their gifting needs with deals such as free shipping with no minimum spend, ₱1 Deals, and 10% off daily.

  • Big discounts: They can also get discounts up to 90% off on the biggest Shopee Mall brands: 



2. Celebrating the holidays with entertainment for the whole family


Users can also expect non-stop entertainment from today until the big finale on December 12. Highlights include:


  • Fun-filled 12.12 TV Special: Filipinos can tune in to GMA 7 and Shopee Live this  December 12, 10:30pm, to catch Tomorrow X Together, Korea’s hottest rising boy group, grace the stage with a very special performance. Celebrities such as Michael V, Ysabel Ortega, Kate Valdez, Rayver Cruz, Julie Ann Jose, and Andrea Torres will also join host Willie Revillame for a fun and star-studded evening. 

  • Entertaining content from Shopee’s newest brand ambassadors: Fans can catch Dingdong and Zia’s festive new TV commercial, which features the beloved Pinoy Christmas tradition bunutan ng pera, on local TV networks and on Shopee’s official Facebook and YouTube accounts. Users can also check out Shopee’s YouTube and Tiktok accounts for heartwarming videos featuring Dingdong and Zia, wherein they recreate social media challenges, go shopping on Shopee, and more.

  • Exciting games and contests: Users can win voucher giveaways by joining Dingdong- and Zia-themed games and contests on Shopee’s official Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. From December 1-12, users can win a total of ₱12,000,000 in prizes from their favorite local celebrities, including Dingdong and Zia, by playing Shopee Celebrity Pamasko on the app. Users simply have to tap on the angpao to win a prize from the celebrity of the day.

3. Celebrating local businesses and culture


Local businesses represent a significant part of local culture and as the need for digitalization increases, Shopee is committed to supporting these sellers and helping them thrive:


  • Shopee Celebrates Local: Shopee launches ‘Shopee Celebrates Local,’ a special contest to share and promote beloved local sellers. Users can read their stories on the #TatakPinoy page and on Shopee’s social media channels, and vote for their favorites until December 5. Winning sellers stand to win prizes they can use for their businesses, while users stand to win Shopee vouchers. Through the Tatak Pinoy page, users can also enjoy exclusive deals when supporting these sellers. 

4. Celebrating wider communities 

Through 12.12, Shopee will continue to uplift local communities through its platform. In the spirit of Christmas, Shopee launches the Frontliner Holiday Package to show gratitude for local heroes. Starting December 10, frontliners can avail of this package, which includes vouchers they can use for their holiday celebrations. 


For more information about Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, visit https://shopee.ph/m/christmas-sale


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


#GPaRinAngPasko Bringing to Life Filipino Christmas Traditions with SB19 and GCash

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Filipinos have always considered Christmas as the grandest fiesta. For a community that celebrates the longest Christmas in the world, the usual grand family reunions, public palooza and exchange of holiday greetings after the Simbang Gabi have been sorely missed since last year.

This year, GCash, the undisputed leading financial app in the Philippines, is bringing us a lot of reasons to celebrate the merriest season in a truly Filipino way wherever you or your loved ones are in the Philippines, or even the world.

GCash is teaming up with proudly Filipino P-Pop group SB19 in ushering the merriest season with ‘G Pa Rin Ang Pasko,’ a catchy holiday jingle that hopes to inspire Filipinos to keep the spirit of Christmas alive because amidst all the challenges we’ve all encountered this year, #LifeIsG as you share the experience of your favorite Filipino Christmas traditions with your family and friends through GCash.

SB19, the first Filipino and Southeast Asian act to be nominated in Billboard Music Awards for the Top Social Artist category, is bringing their charm and world-class talent in inspiring us to continue long-standing traditions that make Christmas uniquely ours with a safe, secure and rewarding app that Filipinos trust.

#GPaRinAngPasko with GCash

From celebrating Noche Buena to attending Simbang Gabi and getting ‘pamasko’ from Ninangs and Ninongs, GCash makes it possible to celebrate Christmas the Filipino way.With over 50 million users, GCash makes shopping for gifts and groceries and sending cash easy, secure and rewarding.

As SB19 says throughout the song, “G Pa Rin ang Pasko” with GCash as it offers a convenient way of shopping, gifting and giving without having to go through the common scenarios of the Christmas rush -- long queues at the ATM, to-and-fro when scouting for the perfect gifts and the dreaded Christmas traffic jam.

GCash Tiangge

From Nov. 22 to Dec. 15, users can experience the usual holiday shopping thrill and get exclusive discounts and promos with the GCash Tiangge. Much like the usual Christmas bazaars and fairs, you can buy your gifts and self-treats from small and medium enterprises but exciting deals and seamless and flexible payment options. OFWs who want to send gifts and Noche Buena packages to their loved ones can also shop directly through the GLife feature of the GCash app and have the items sent anywhere in the country.


Send Love, Send Pamasko

The Filipino Christmas tradition of gift-giving will also come alive, whether it’s for the people we hold dear or for causes we are passionate about. With Send Pamasko via GLife, GCash users can send donations to participating charities with just a few taps. Users can also spread the word by using special themes created by partner charities when they Send with a Clip.

While you used to ask for ‘pamasko’ from family members personally, GCash is now giving you the option to instantly send money to your loved ones anywhere in the country or across the globe -- perfect for Noche Buena or even as a practical way of showing love.

Shake it Up, Light it Up

Of course, no Filipino Christmas tradition will be complete without the parol, or traditional Christmas lanterns. GCash users are in for a treat when they collect parols through the app. Daily vouchers from partners will be up for grabs and over 5,000 winners will get GCash Pamasko and prizes. To top it all up, one lucky GCash user will get a chance to become a GCash millionaire.

The More, The Merrier

GCash invites everyone to sing along to SB19 by creating their own rendition of the G Pa Rin ang Pasko jingle. Catch the release of G Pa Rin sa Pasko on YouTube, TikTok and Spotify.

Join in on the festive mood and keep the Christmas spirit going with SB19 and GCash here:
https://youtu.be/4w7Z3LbCB4M

 

Prostate cancer 9th highest in number of cancer-related deaths among Filipino males

Friday, November 19, 2021

Prostate cancer is one of the top 5 cancers in the Philippines and the ninth highest in number of cancer-related deaths among Filipino males according to GLOBOCAN. Despite the statistics, awareness on the disease is very low.

The Philippine Urological Association (PUA), together with the Department of Health (DOH), Cancer Warriors Foundation, Inc., the Philippine Society of Uro-Oncologists (PSUO), and Johnson and Johnson (Philippines), Inc., led the observance of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month with a series of activities that aimed to generate greater awareness for the disease.

With the unified theme Prostate Cancer Sama-Samang Labanan, Tamang Impormasyon Kailangan, efforts were focused on educating the public on the importance of early detection and treatment to slow the progression of prostate cancer.

A lay forum entitled Usapang Prostate Cancer was live streamed via the PUA Prostate Cancer Awareness Facebook page on September 11 to underline truths about the disease. Representatives from the the Department of Health Cancer Control Division and Cancer Warriors Foundation, Inc. also joined the discussion to share what support the government and privately funded organizations can provide patients and their families. 

This was followed by free teleconsultations by members of the Philippine Urological Association and the Philippine Urology Residents Association last September 18. More than 300 Filipino males signed up for the free teleconsultation service.

Fighting prostate cancer with information

Awareness on prostate cancer is very low as men do not talk about it in the open and often confuse its early symptoms as signs of aging. These include frequent urination, a weak urine stream, and pain in the lower back, hips, or pelvis. The only bigger warning signs are blood in the urine or semen and pain or burning sensation when urinating.

The risk of prostate cancer increases with age, especially after 50. It can also run in the family, developed through a combination of genes and poor lifestyle. There is no proven prevention strategy for prostate cancer, which is why early diagnosis is important.

“Information is the most important weapon against prostate cancer,” said Dr. Clarito Cairo, program manager of the National Integrated Cancer Control Program, Disease Prevention and Control Bureau of the Department of Health. “The more people know about its early symptoms, the earlier they can get screened. Even in advanced stages, there are treatments available that still allow patients to live a long life.”

“While mostly indolent, prostate cancer needs to be addressed immediately to stop the cancer cells from spreading to other areas of the body,” explained Dr. Ernesto Gerial, president of the Philippine Urological Association. “Disseminating information about who are at risk of the disease and what its symptoms are can save many lives.”

He added: “The lack of noise around prostate cancer has resulted to unequal support for the disease as compared to breast and cervical cancer. While we at the Philippine Urological Association have been hard at work for many years for prostate cancer to finally take the spotlight, we know that we cannot do it alone. That is why we are happy to be partnering with other medical associations, the government, and Johnson & Johnson in creating greater awareness for the disease and extending help to patients.”

“There is hope in prostate cancer,” said Dr. Erwin Benedicto, head of Medical Affairs of Johnson & Johnson’s (Philippines), Inc. “It is a hard fact that most people should know but don’t—not yet.”

“Doctors are our partners in maintaining good health. Supporting them in the fight against prostate cancer is crucial, especially with the COVID-19 pandemic posing several limitations. By working together, information, proper diagnosis, and appropriate treatment for the disease can be made available for all.”

Users Can Show their Appreciation For MSMEs Through ‘#TatakPinoy: Shopee Celebrates Local’



Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia, and Taiwan, continues to support local sellers and uplift the digital economy with the launch of the #TatakPinoy: Shopee Celebrates Local contest. From November 19 to December 5 2021,  users can vote for and support their favorite sellers in time for the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale. 


#TatakPinoy: Shopee Celebrates Local recognizes 12 Filipino sellers who offer locally made products and their inspiring journeys to success with Shopee. Besides having to source and offer goods that are proudly Pinoy, the brand also shortlisted these entrepreneurs, who come from various categories such as lifestyle, fashion, and FMCG, based on shop ratings and number of reviews. 


Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “As we rebound from the impact of the pandemic, we want to strengthen our efforts in aiding economic recovery. Supporting local sellers is a very impactful way to do that, and we want to rally our users to support these sellers as well. This is what Shopee Supports Local is for -- highlighting the local sellers in our platform, and giving our shoppers the opportunity to show their appreciation as well.” 


Supporting Local Sellers, Key to Aiding Economic Recovery

With the pandemic driving consumers to rely more on e-commerce platforms for their needs, more brands and sellers continue to embrace digitalization to sustain their livelihoods. Recently, the Philippines saw an increase of 12 million new digital consumers since the start of the pandemic, of which 63% are from non-metro areas. Shopee continues to improve the platform to support micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) catering to the needs of the Filipinos. 


The top three sellers, based on total user votes, will win gadget prizes that are useful for their online business. On top of that, theirs and a few other shortlisted sellers’ inspiring stories and sought-after products will be featured on Shopee Live on December 8 and 11.


Meanwhile, users who will participate in voting and share why they love their chosen seller on social media will have the chance to win special vouchers. 


Getting to Know the 12 Sellers 

Indianajanemnl
Launched in 2019, Jess opened a clothing store, Indianajanemnl, and went from a one-man shop and grew into a 30-person team this 2021. With the desire to build deeper connections with their consumers, she maximized Shopee Live and all its features. Through Shopee Live, she received customer feedback which helped them improve the store.

Chelssydresstaytay.ph
Considered as one of the pioneer stores in the well-known Taytay Tiangge, Rochelle of Chelssydresstaytay.ph decided to shift to online a few months before the pandemic hit. It proved to be a good move, with the shop hitting its targets consistently. 


Luxeessential

As a form of self-care, Hani of Luxe Essential decided to put up an online store where she can earn while staying at home. Despite the ups and downs of online selling, her determination eventually paid off, and can now support not only her family but her staff’s family as well. 


Uniq.mnl

Uniq.mnl is owned by Ireen and Ira, two sisters who combined their stores into one. Transitioning wasn’t easy and they worked hard to maintain customer satisfaction by utilizing Shopee’s in-app tools. With clear goals, the shop ended 2020 with an 8-figure gross profit.


Orangeandpeach

Orange and Peach Philippines is a 100% Filipino Mom and Baby Essentials Store owned by Jasslyn. She struggled to convert sales due to some limitations but even with the setback, it didn’t stop her from trying, and eventually gained the consumers’ trust. 


Randashoesofficial

Randashoesofficial started as a small shoe manufacturing facility in 2014 and Ric joined Shopee as a seller in 2019, making it a full-time commitment. The challenges pushed him to do better and are now growing on the platform - even surpassing their previous sales. 

Mightyclean

Wanting to share their expertise in the homecare industry, Mico from Mightyclean started his Shopee Seller journey during the height of the pandemic last year. Even though he had become one of the best-selling brands on the platform, he never stopped learning new things and continued to sharpen his entrepreneurial skills.  


Dnemnlph

Dana of dnemnlph started selling online when she was in high school and has had her fair share of ups and downs before she first joined Shopee in 2015. Despite having to close her shop temporarily, she stepped up and worked with her Shopee Relationship Manager to learn how to build brand awareness for her store. To date, she has more than 225,000 shop followers.


Localidad.ph

Daniel of Localidad began his Shopee journey last year and got his break in November 2020. His experience on Shopee was a great opportunity to learn about e-commerce in general and eventually succeed in the industry, with more than 60,000 products sold and counting. 


Emsalvadorpunzalan

Em used the power of technology to offer a wide array of DIY car care detailing products through her shop Prestige Trading. As a former saleswoman, the main proprietor found joy in interacting and connecting with their customers.


Gratitudebar

Faced with a financial crisis in 2017, Ces of gratitudebar launched her Shopee store which offers skincare products that are simple, affordable, and effective. With the use of in-app features, the brand gained more loyal customers.


Mareclothingph

When Zel started selling on Shopee, she knew it was a learning journey and discovered a lot of new things. Now, she has a strong customer base and feels grateful for the overwhelming support and trust from her loyal customers


To know more and vote for your favorite sellers in #TatakPinoy: Shopee Celebrates Local, visit https://shopee.ph/m/tatak-pinoy.

Adele’s new album, 30 is out now!

 


30, the new album from global superstar Adele is available everywhere. The highly anticipated album was preceded by the release of several tracks including lead single “Easy On Me,” which has commandeered the #1 position on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart since it was released four weeks ago. The single has also broken streaming, radio and chart records around the world. Adele also premiered three additional songs, “I Drink Wine,” “Hold On” and “Love Is A Game” during her recent Adele One Night Only TV special. The TV special was the most viewed entertainment program this year, drawing even a larger audience than The Oscars.


30 is being heralded by critics as Adele’s finest album to date. Rolling Stone exclaimed “Adele has never sounded more ferocious” in their 5-star review of the album. They went on to definitively say “30 is the Best Adele Album Yet.” Variety agreed and described 30 as “a richer, more compelling collection that feels like her best.” Clash called the album “a work of personal and artistic triumph,” and I-D noted “no one does it better.”


30 is produced with Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, Shellback, Tobias Jesso Jr, Inflo and Ludwig Göransson. 30 is available at all physical and digital retailers globally. In addition, exclusive configurations will be available at select retailers nationwide including a Target deluxe CD featuring three bonus tracks and a Walmart clear exclusive double vinyl. An Amazon white exclusive double vinyl will be available globally. 30 and lead single “Easy On Me” will also be offered on cassette, exclusive to Adele’s D2C store while supplies last. The album is available on all digital platforms.


Maximize Your 13th Month Pay with ShopeePay



Your 13th month pay is just around the corner, and as much as you want to enjoy the fruits of your labor and check out everything in your cart, it’s best to be wise about spending your hard-earned money. With ShopeePay, not only can you save more, but you can also enjoy big rewards while embracing the season of giving. Here are three tips on how you can make the most out of your year-end bonus with Shopee’s integrated mobile wallet, ShopeePay.


Be on the lookout for the best deals for big savings 

Filipinos start the holiday shopping season as soon as the -ber months hit. If you’re thinking of saving up for holiday gifts to your friends and family and you're on a budget, why not not check out ShopeePay’s ₱1 Deals? Get your aunt a Christmas basket from Puregold or your nephew delicious treats from Potato Corner, Bonchon, Candy Corner, and Goldilocks. If you want something useful or educational, National Bookstore has some great finds, too. Want to give load to a student doing online schooling or reconnect with friends and loved ones via video phone calls? Load up using ShopeePay and get up to 10% off on load and promos from all networks. 


Pay your bills ahead of time -- and get cashback too! 

With the busy holiday season up ahead, being able to save time doing errands is a big help. With ShopeePay, you can conveniently pay for all your monthly bills with just a few taps on your phone. Not only that, you can even get up to 25% bills cashback for Electricity, Landline, Internet, Water, Postpaid Mobile, Credit Card, and TV Cable companies such as Meralco, Maynilad, Globe, Smart, PLDT, BPI, and over 60+ ShopeePay partner billers. 


Cash in for more cashless transactions

Other than Christmas gifts, we also need to take care of other responsibilities this holiday season; like buying load, paying bills, and even buying groceries for our holiday festivities. ShopeePay makes it easier to go cashless when checking off our Christmas to-do list, as users can now cash in their ShopeePay wallet for free via InstaPay! You can cash in instantly from your bank apps such as RCBC, Metrobank, BPI, Chinabank, Unionbank, and more. Even better, until December 5, 2021, you can skip the added fees when you get up to 25 cashback on your InstaPay fee*.


Though it can be tempting to buy all the gifts to treat ourselves and our loved ones, it’s important to keep in mind that we should be practical on how we spend our money, even with our 13th month pay. With ShopeePay, not only can you enjoy greater savings, you can also look forward to plenty of rewards. Activate your ShopeePay now and experience seamless online transactions when you Buy Load, Pay Bills, and Scan to Pay with ShopeePay. 


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

Mickey & Minnie Mouse goes local with ‘Mickey Go Philippines’ at SM Supermalls!

 

Disney’s most-loved iconic characters Mickey and Minnie Mouse have delighted the hearts of many across decades, and this year SM Supermalls and Disney have teamed up to launch the Mickey Go Philippines collection at The SM Store, featuring a range of merchandise with a Pinoy twist! What’s more, SM and Disney have planned a surprise virtual party for Mickey and Minnie on their birthday this November 27, and we’re expecting you to join us!


Be among the first to get exclusive Mickey Go PH merchandise! Get first dibs on adorable Mickey and Minnie collectibles from clothes and footwear to tote bags, pillows, tumblers, kitchen appliances, and more! Mickey Go PH and Mickey & Minnie classic merchandise will be available at the live selling events on:

  • November 18 at 1pm-2m via Toy Kingdom’s official Facebook page

  • November 24 at 1pm -2pm via The SM Store’s official Facebook page


Join Mickey & Minnie’s first virtual surprise birthday party! After you’ve shopped to your heart’s content during the live-selling events on Facebook, or at participating SM Store branches, you will automatically get a code to enter the virtual surprise birthday party on November 27. All you need is a minimum of PHP 500 single-receipt purchase of Mickey Go PH or Mickey Mouse Classic merchandise in any participating The SM Store (Character Shop, Kids’ Wear, Boy’s Teens Wear, Girl’s Teens Wear, Kids’ Shoes, Baby Company & Toy Kingdom Express) or Toy Kingdom outlet.


To join, simply scan the QR code to register from November 23-25. A confirmation email or SMS from SM Supermalls with the website link and passcode will be sent to you to join Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Birthday Party! Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on this big day filled with fun games, activities, and surprises!


Help Plan Mickey & Minnie’s Surprise Birthday Party! Join us as we secretly plan for Mickey and Minnie’s party! Don’t spoil the fun okay? There are lots of games and prizes to be won! Kids will also get the chance to greet both of them and create their very own birthday card which they will be making during the event! Mickey and Minnie will surely appreciate the sweet gesture! After all the fun and games, it’s time to meet & greet Minnie, so get ready to strike a pose. Mickey and Minnie are excited to meet their Filipino fans!


It’s going to be one special and memorable surprise birthday party for Mickey and Minnie, and we want you and your kids to join us! It’s time to bring back the nostalgia and relive your favorite childhood memories with Mickey & Minnie by celebrating their birthday only at SM Supermalls!


SM implements strict #SafeMallingAtSM protocols nationwide and offers an equally convenient online shopping option with the SM Malls Online app on the Google Play or App Store. For more information, visit www.smsupermalls.com and follow @smsupermalls on all social media accounts.