Friday, July 09, 2021

McDonald’s announces the arrival of Lebron James and his Space Jam Tune Squad toy collectibles in stores!


Brace yourselves because a whole new wave of looney is coming your way!

The iconic Space Jam Tunes Squad is making a comeback this year, and this time with McDonald’s Philippines! Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, and the rest of the crew are all returning as McDonald’s launches the new Space Jam Happy Meal! The new collection of toys is made even more exciting as King Lebron James joins in the toy character lineup. The new design collectibles are in honor of the much-awaited sequel to the beloved classic Space Jam movie which was released 25 years ago. Space Jam: A New Legacy is the standalone sequel that features another exciting adventure with our Looney Squad.

As McDonald’s aims to bring families closer together, it teamed up with the iconic squad and has created an exciting lineup of must-have toys which would bring nostalgia to parents and young adults, and play time fun for kids. The Space Jam Happy Meal consists of 12 Tune Squad characters which include: Bugs Bunny, Lola Bunny, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Road Runner, Yosemite Sam, Wile E. Coyote, Taz, Elmer Fudd, Marvin the Martian, and of course, Lebron James.

Practice your shooting skills with LeBron and the Space Jam Tune Squad, and score as many points as you can with every Happy Meal! Collect all 12 toys starting July 9! Order via McDelivery, McDo Drive-Thru, Take-Out, or Dine-In and have a family bonding time that is loonier than ever.

Five saktong deals for your family of four


Check out these value-for-money ways to bring joy to the whole family

Photo credit: @startermama (IG) 

Now that many families spend more time at home and finances are tighter than before, family promos and deals are like music to the ears. With family deals, you get your value-for-money times four—plus more bonding opportunities together!


You can find good deals left and right, but here are some which are tailor-fit to surely give you and your family a great time!


Gadget and accessory bundles

It’s no secret that gadgets have brought efficiency, convenience, and even entertainment to our lives. This is why tech brands occasionally release deals which bundle the main device like a smartphone with other accessories like headphones, speakers, smartwatches, and more. Watch out for these offers because for the price of one device, you get more items which your family can use as well!


Music and entertainment subscriptions

Who doesn’t love music and entertainment? With endless music, movie, and TV show streaming services present in the digital universe, you can definitely find packages which are ideal for you and your family. A subscription would normally allow more or less four gadgets in the household, so you and your family can each enjoy your favorite content simultaneously in your own devices!


Staycation promos

As some areas of the country ease quarantine restrictions, hotels and resorts are starting to reopen with the necessary precautions and bounce back with attractive room rates and perks. Now might be a good time to treat yourself and your loved ones to a relaxing staycation while complying with the standard safety protocols.


Insurance packages

Planning for the future is always a good idea, and insurance companies offer family packages which cater to you and your family’s specific goals, whether it’s for health, education, or finances. These packages are worth a look if they can help secure those goals.


Photo credit: @startermama (IG) 

4-pc Chickenjoy Family Box

The list won’t be complete without food, and the country’s #1 fast food chain Jollibee has got you and your family covered. Its world-renowned crispylicious, juicylicious Chickenjoy now comes in a 4-pc Family Box at a special introductory price of P249, more affordable and a great centerpiece for the dining table! It can also come with two servings of sweet-sarap Jolly Spaghetti, two large Jolly Crispy Fries, two beefy-saucy Burger Steak, or three langhap-sarap Yumburger each also at a special introductory price of P330.


“Family time is so special, which is why there are many deals out there aimed to bring out and even level up those bonding moments. But for us, there is nothing quite like gathering around and enjoying the Chickenjoy’s crispy well-seasoned skin, juicy and tender meat, and distinctly flavorful gravy together,” Jollibee Marketing AVP for Bestsellers Cathleen Capati said. “We hope that our affordable Family Box will allow more families to enjoy our best-selling product and will become part of their valuable family time.”


Have the 4pc-Chickenjoy Family Box safely delivered to your home via the Jollibee Delivery App,, #87000, GrabFood, and foodpanda! Also available in Drive-Thru and Take Out.


For more info and updates on Jollibee products, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Studios on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

GCash lauded as biggest emergency response donor by Save the Children Philippines

Save the Children honors GCash with Emergency Response Merit Award 

In recognition of its commitment to help address various social issues related to education, environment, health and more, GCash, the country’s leading mobile wallet, was recently honored by Save the Children, the world's leading independent children's organization, for being one of its biggest emergency response donors in the Philippines.

Save the Children received immediate help through the GCash app for education, nutrition, health assistance, emergencies, and natural calamities such as typhoons. Thanks to the donations, Save the Children delivered life-saving aid and implemented development programs to keep children and families, emergency responders, and community health workers safe from COVID-19.

GCash for Good, GCash’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm, allows GCash users and prospective users to easily support worthy NGOs by sending their donations via their GCash accounts. This convenient and safe access to a donation platform has paved the way for more people to support various NGOs and other worthy causes. It’s also part of GCash’s holistic sustainability agenda for 2021-2025 and aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

GCash vice president for public affairs and corporate communation Chito
Maniago receives the Emergency Response Merit award for GCash during an
online awarding ceremony

“GCash continuously strives to be a more inclusive and open platform to easily connect people who want to help millions of Filipinos who are in need. Through the GCash app, Filipinos can donate to various charities just by logging on to their GCash account, allowing them to create a positive and lasting impact on society with just a few swipes on their mobile phones,” said Martha Sazon, GCash President and CEO.

GCash for Good supports various causes ─ from the protection of women and environmental conservation, to helping victims of natural disasters and promoting animal welfare. Aside from Save the Children, other GCash NGO partners include AsianCenter for Mission, Bantay Bata, Cancer Warriors Foundation, Caritas, CBN Asia, Church of Jesus Christ, Habitat for Humanity PH, Jollibee Donate, JREV NowFoundation, Knowledge Channel, Kythe Inc, Negrense Volunteers for Change, ONEMERALCO Foundation, Inc, Operation Smile, Operation Blessing, Philippine EagleFoundation, Piso Para Sa Pasig, Red Cross, Resources for the Blind, Shepherds VRTF,Simbahang Lingkod ng Bayan, Smile Train, U Happy, Unicef, World Vision, and WWF(World Wildlife Fund).

Each respective NGO partner has its own QR Code. If you wish to donate, simply log in to your GCash account, go to “My Dashboard” and click on the “Pay QR” menu icon. Then, scan the QR code of the respective NGO you want to donate to.

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