Sunday, March 31, 2019

Fun Follows Function: Introducing the all-new Converge Freedom

Now you can choose how you want to enjoy your favorite shows with Converge FREEDOM, Converge ICT Solution’s newest offering. The company intends to revolutionize the way you watch and access content. Powered by their pure fiber internet, Converge FREEDOM is a streaming service designed to access your content at your own pace and convenience. 

“We’re very excited to launch Converge FREEDOM today as we give our valued subscribers the full power over what they watch, when they watch it, and where they watch it,” says Jesus Romero, Converge ICT Chief Operating Officer. “This is the first of the many new offerings we’re introducing this year and we’re starting off with what Filipinos enjoy the most: access to entertainment. You will no longer be limited to watching your favorite programs on your TV. With Converge FREEDOM, you can watch anytime, anywhere in your home with its on-demand functionalities.”

Enjoy maximized convenience with Converge FREEDOM. You can access it from your smartphone and tablet via the FREEDOM app, available for download on App Store and Google Play. Or enjoy it on your TV via the Set-Top Box (STB) which you can purchase with your Converge FREEDOM Subscription plan.

Entertainment at your own pace, at your own place

Converge FREEDOM gives you access to premium channels perfect for whatever passion or interest you may have.

Whether it is movie, music, sports, food, news, or events, you won’t have to worry about missing out on your favorite show. Converge FREEDOM comes with four main features that allow you to enjoy content as you please: Time shift, Playback, Multiview, and Movability.

With Converge FREEDOM’s Time Shift functionality, you can pause, rewind, or fast-forward your content for up to four hours. You’ll never have to wonder what happened on your favorite show too because you can watch previous episodes up to seven days before via Playback.

For subscribers with family members with different interests, Converge FREEDOM’s Multiview feature lets you watch shows simultaneously through different devices. For those without a Set-Top Box, Converge FREEDOM can still be enjoyed in your devices via the FREEDOM app. This allows you to access content wherever you may be within your house.

As a leading provider of fiber internet in the country, Converge FREEDOM runs on pure end-to-end fiber internet. It has a minimal bandwidth consumption of 2 to 2.5Mbps for Smartphones and Tablets and 4.5Mbps for TV Set-Top Box for high-definition content.

Get it for as low as P299 monthly

To start enjoying your own Converge FREEDOM, existing Converge subscribers and businesses may visit to subscribe. Non-Converge customers can access Converge FREEDOM by switching to Converge fiber internet first. 

As a treat, Converge ICT is giving its existing subscribers a FREEDOM App 30-day trial period from March 29, 2019 to April 30, 2019.

Converge Freedom Plans are initially available in these areas: Metro Manila (Navotas, Parañaque, Quezon City, Taguig Pateros, Valenzuela, Marikina, Caloocan, Muntinlupa) and North Luzon (Angeles, Mabalacat, Tarlac).

Converge FREEDOM can be enjoyed by Converge FiberX subscribers with Plans 1500, 2500, and 3500; Converge Fiber Xtreme subscribers with Plans 4500 and 7000; Converge Microbiz subscribers with Plans 2000 and 3000; and Converge iBiz subscribers with Plans 9000, 12000, and 15000.

“We hope to upgrade our subscribers’ entertainment experience by maximizing convenience while providing premium content. We’re planning to extend this service to everyone in the country as Converge continues to revolutionize the way Filipinos experience internet and access content,” adds Romero.

Now with Converge FREEDOM, you can enjoy what you want, when you want, where you want.

For more information on Converge FREEDOM, visit


About Converge ICT Solutions

Converge ICT Solutions is the leading fiber internet and digital consumer-centric services provider in the country. Established in Angeles, Pampanga in 2015, it is the first to run a pure end-to-end fiber internet network, providing Filipinos simple, fast, and reliable internet connection. Converge ICT Solutions is ISO and CE2.0 Certified.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

SM Supermalls introduces first in-mall customer service robot

As part of a series of innovations designed to improve customer malling experience, SM Supermalls raises the bar in customer service with the introduction of SAM, the country’s first-ever in-mall smart robot - launched at SM Megamall last March 28.

SAM is an artificial intelligent (A1) humanoid robot programmed to deliver a smoother, more personalized and efficient interaction with customers.

"Innovation is what SM strives for in providing better customer service to all and we are proud to introduce our latest innovation yet," said Steve Tan, SM Supermalls COO. "SAM is easy to approach and has answers to almost everything SM mall related, making shopping more seamless and fun for our customers."

Now at SM Megamall and coming soon to other SM malls, SAM is designed to help with directions and provide mall information about the latest deals, promos and events. Equipped with an advanced face recognition technology, it can also make personalized greetings to customers once they enter the mall. Customers can also chat with SAM through SM Supermalls Facebook page. It serves as 24/7 online concierge that can provide information like branch locations, mall schedules and promos, to name a few.

SAM was created in partnership with the Cal-Comp Technology (Philippines), which is a leading provider of electronic and original design manufacturing services.

Next time you visit SM Megamall, drop by Mega Atrium, Mega Fashion Hall, or Bank Drive and say hi to SAM for a more fun, convenient, and exciting malling experience.

For more information, visit SM Supermalls' official website at, or its Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts: @smsupermalls.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Mermaid Island Review and Giveaway!

I just hit 2 million views!




My heart just skipped a million beat, or two, or not. 😁

To celebrate this huge milestone, yours truly, The Girly Girl Raising Boys teamed up with The Mermaid Island Philippines for a beauty partaaay!

Have a look on my Mermaid Islands goodies and read how you, too, can be an ocean goddess like me!

I was really impressed with the packaging - very cute and super girly that fits my personality well because of the Mermaid theme! Did I mention Im an Ocean Goddess? 😉

I really love it! Who wouldn't? Only Ursula will! I'm happy to say that all Mermaid Island products are natural and vegan! They only used certified organic and raw ingredients to ensure that women can enjoy good quality cosmetics that are safe even for teens, pregnant and lactating women! That's amazing! 

Deep Secret Shampoo Bar for dry and damaged hair

Mermaid Island shampoo bars really smells gooood! And it's very easy to lather! For those who want to reduce plastic waste, you can switch your shampoo into a shampoo bars like Mermaid Island!

Jelly Much lip and cheek gel tint in Be Poseative

I love this lip tint because it contains guava leaf gel, rose water and aloe vera extract that helps in moisturizing dry chapped lips and it also smells gooood! You can also apply it on your cheeks! It's very handy, you can just put it on your pocket! 

Beach Perfect lip, lid and cheek clay stain in Clambody to Love

I love it because it's creamy and very easy to blend. You can control how light or intense you want the color to be. You can have lip, lid and cheek in one tub! This one also smells great!

Mermaid Island wants to inspire all women by being confident and finding beauty in enhancing their own skin through the use of natural products. 

To celebrate my 2 million views hits, I will be holding a Giveaway with Mermaid Island! Mermaid Island is giving one of my followers a chance to win Php500 worth of beauty products!



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Monday, March 25, 2019

Say no to stress and yes to fresh with Fruitas!

Do you want to feel and look like a pop star this summer? Shake off all your stresses and beat the summer heat by dancing them away with Fruitas’ shakes and the queen of pop, Sarah Geronimo!

Named as the newest Fruitas brand ambassador, Sarah embodies the freshness and energy that comes with being healthy and happy. She makes it a habit to take fruits everyday, knowing that a fruit a day is a great way to prevent a lot of diseases.

One way to meet your daily fruit requirement is to take juices, a smart and easy way to consume the vitamins and nutrients that your body needs.

To get everyone into this healthy, refreshing habit, Fruitas launched their latest “Fresh Ka Pa Ba?” campaign through a grand launch held last March 22 at the Le Village Food Park in Quezon City. Along with the official introduction of Sarah Geronimo as the newest face of Fruitas, a Fruitas dance and jingle was also showcased. Guests had the chance to participate in lots of fun and activities, including a booth that let them show off their #FruitasShakeMuna dance moves.

To get things shaking, Fruitas kicked-off the #FruitasShakeMuna dance contest to get everyone on the road to health and wellness!

“This year, we want to make every Filipino’s summer fresh despite the heat. And what better way to do it than with a fresh Fruitas shake and dancing! It can make you healthy and make you feel great all the time. I really hope everyone can join the #FruitasShakeMuna dance contest and experience how the refreshing goodness of Fruitas juices can help you achieve good health,” said Fruitas Holdings Inc. President and CEO Lester Yu.

Join in on the summer fun with Fruitas today! All you have to do is upload your own #FruitasShakeMuna dance cover with a caption on why you choose Fruitas as your ultimate refresher on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Who knows, you may be one of the five lucky winners to get the chance to win P20,000 and a one year’s supply of Fruitas!

You too can say no to stress and yes to fresh. Look good and feel good with Fruitas this summer! For more information about the #FruitasShakeMuna dance contest, you may visit Fruitas on and

#FruitasShakeMuna Online Dance Promo


1. Like and follow Fruita's official social media accounts Facebook/Instagram/Twitter @fruitasshakes

2. Download #FruitasShakeMuna jingle here:

3. Take a video of you doing your own cover of the #FruitasShakeMuna dance holding a Fruitas cup.

4. Upload the video as public post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

5. Your caption should inform the audience why you stay fresh and choose only Fruitas shakes as the ultimate refresher. Do not forget to include the hashtag #FruitasShakeMuna on your post.

6. Tag and challenge three (3) of your friends to do the same.

Promo Duration: March 22 to April 22, 2019
Announcement of Winners: May 6, 2019


Fruitas Holdings Inc. is the leading group in the food cart industry in the Philippines. Since its first stall opened in 2002, the group now has 1000 stores all over the country and over 20 brands in its portfolio, which includes well-loved food concepts Fruitas fresh from Babot’s Farm, Fruitas Ice Candy, Black Pearl, Buko Loco, Juice Avenue, Friends Fries, The Mango Farm, Halo Halo Islands, Johnn Lemon, Shou Hand Pulled Noodles, Cindy’s Candy Cloud and Fancie.  For more information, you may visit:

JOHNSON'S® Play Days 2019: Sa Laro Natututo

JOHNSON'S® Encourages Parents to Learn the Benefits of Active Play

Picture this, it is a warm summer day and you are at the playground with your children. While they are zooming down the slides and zipping across the different play stations - their laughter fills the air. Hearing your children laugh is one of the purest sounds a parent can hear that immediately fills your soul. Seeing them play to their little hearts content is a feeling that is irreplaceable.

"To a child, the world is a huge playground where they can create and image anything they want. What we at Johnson's want to highlight is that playing doesn't end at fun. It really is about learning through free play where they can gain skills like teamwork, creativity, problem solving and body coordination," said Alde Po, Senior Brand Manager of Johnson's Philippines. 

This year Johnson's Baby brings you a bigger than life run of its annual Play Days program - an effort that was created in 2012 that brings to light the importance of playing in the role of children’s learning. Year on year, Johnson's Baby has made it their mission to make playtime more meaningful and this time, putting focus on the idea of Play to Learn (Sa Laro  Natututo). "We have noticed playing is becoming less of a priority to moms and dads when playing is actually where a child builds many foundational life skills they need. We want to bring the fun into learning with an event that teaches mom and dad how play time can be enjoyable and educational as well. We also made sure to give parents various tips that they can do from the comfort of their own home so the fun does not stop with the event." Alde added. When it comes to playing with your children, Johnson's Baby sure knows that it is not just all fun and games. Parents are encouraged to make sure that they allot enough time to play to promote cognitive, language, physical, social and emotional development. 

Last March 24, 2019 in the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall, JOHNSON'S® launched Play Days 2019: Sa Laro Natututo - an effort hat acknowledges the importance of play and how it can benefit your children. Different play zones at the event like the Blue Think Tub, Pink Showdabce Zone, Yellow Imagiland, and Flower Zone truly made ay learning experience into an entertaining adventure for any wide-eyed toddler. These four zones highlighted how a child can learn different skills like problem-solving, self-expression, communication, and flexibility. As a result of levelled-up play day, Johnson's incorporated their Johnson's Baby Powder Blooms, Johnson's most fragrant powder that will be every mommy's hero when the summer heat comes creeping in and your little ones need a powder that can keep them fresh for up to 8 hours as they stay out to play. Johnson's Powder Blooms along with Johnson's Shiny Drops Shampoo levels up the fragrance for a long lasting, refreshing no tears play day! 

Being the leader in baby care and as a company that understands the needs of mothers and fathers in giving the best care for babies and kids, these Johnson's Baby products ensure the freshness of your kids in their need to play outdoors while keeping them protected from any yucky odors ans sticky inconveniences that come with their daily adventures. 

Johnson's Play Day Sa Laro Natututo is call for all parents to recognize the importance of your little one to be outside experiencing life actively instead of being confined to a world they only see through any digital screen. Active play allows your children to learn firsthand about everchaging world and gives them the opportunity to have a multi-sensory understanding of the beautiful planet they live in. 

Let's join Johnson's in this movement and see how free, active play will change your little ones and help them become the person you always dreamed for them to be. Sound off by posting a photo of yourself and your child during your happy play time moments and how Johnson's Baby is the Presko Bango partner. Use ths hashtag #SaLaroNatututo #JohnsonsActiveKids #PlayDays2019 and tag @johnsonsbabyph.

JOHNSON'S® Baby Active Kids Range are available in leading supermarkets, drug stores and department stores nationwide. 

Thursday, March 21, 2019

This is your kids’ chance to star in their own TV show

Rebisco’s Topps Sarap is looking for the next batch of Toppstars! 

Is your child the next big TV star?

Topps Sarap, a favorite cupcake brand from Rebisco, is once again looking for a new breed of talented Filipino kids via the Topps Sarap Toppstar talent search.

Started in 2016, Topps Sarap Toppstar was created as a platform to discover young Filipino talents and celebrate the “topps” factor in each kid. Parents are encouraged to showcase their kids’ talents in singing, dancing, or acting by having them join the nationwide talent search.

Winners of the talent search receive the ultimate prize—a chance to audition for TOPPSTAR TV.

Airing weekends on GMA 7 and GMA News TV, each half-an-hour episode features performances from the kids, interviews with celebrity guests, unboxing videos, comedic bits, Pinoy games, and product reviews. Viewers also get a chance to join in on the fun through interactive activity bumpers.

Journey to stardom

The talent contest is open to all kids from anywhere in the Philippines, aged four to 10 years old. To join, parents or guardians must create a maximum 30-second video showing their child’s chosen talent. Videos must be uploaded on the entrant’s Facebook account and must tag or mention Topps Sarap.

Once video has been posted, the link of the post must be copied and included in the entry form, which can be downloaded here: Participants can submit another entry 24 hours after the first submission. The last submission received will be considered the final entry to be judged. A confirmation e-mail will be sent within two to three days of submission. Entries will be accepted until 11:59PM on March 31, 2019.

From all the valid entries, the top 50 will be chosen based on talent and performance (50%); star quality (45%); and online votes (5%).

An online voting will be held from April 5 to 7, 2019, 11:00 AM. A special award will be given to four entries with the highest number of votes, with one each from Luzon, Greater Manila Area, Visayas, and Mindanao.

The top 50 will undergo a talent workshop-audition which will determine the top 25 who will advance to the final stage. The top 25 will compete in the Grand Finals on May 5, 2019. The final 10 Topps Sarap Toppstar winners will be announced on this event.

Each winner will receive P50,000 in cash and will be featured in the Topps Sarap Facebook page. They will also participate in talent workshops and a chance to audition for TOPPSTAR TV’s next season.

For detailed mechanics, rules and more information, visit

Sarap of Topps Sarap

Topps Sarap cupcakes are soft, mouth-watering cakes with rich, creamy filling, and thick frostin. Experience the ‘sarap from bottom to top’ goodness of Topp Sarap in 4 flavors—Choco, Cookie Monster, Yema, and Choco Peanut.


Expert mentors help kids shine in Promil Four i-Shine Talent Camp 7

All kids are born with a gift. While it is often up to parents to discover their child's unique gift or talent, making sure this gift is nurtured and honed requires the guidance of an experienced mentor. Mentors play a vital role in developing a kid’s talent – they have the ability to bring a kid out of her shell, expose her to new experiences and polish her talent until she is ready to shine.

This is the reason why, for this year's Promil Four i-Shine Talent Camp, six of the country's best and most recognized mentors have been commissioned to guide and nurture kids’ gifts through meaningful and memorable talent camps across Metro Manila, Cebu, Davao, and Batangas.

Maestro Ryan Cayabyab with Kara Escay and Robert Alejandro

This year, Promil Four i-Shine Talent Camp 7 is presenting Teachers Robert Alejandro and Kara Escay for the Art Camp, Maestro Ryan Cayabyab for the Music Camp, Teacher Georcelle Dapat-Sy for the Dance Camp, Audie Gemora for the Theatre Camp, and Lisa Macuja-Elizalde for the Ballet Camp.

Georcelle Dapat-Sy

An artist who knew that she was born to dance is Georcelle Dapat-Sy, the brains behind the country’s premier dance company G-Force. She has mentored many young dancers, as well as countless artists. Teacher Georcelle, who believes that anyone can learn to dance, continues to share her knowledge and skills through mentoring kids in the i-Shine Talent Camp.

In the music industry, there’s no one like Ryan Cayabyab. Warmly known as Mr. C, Cayabyab has proven to be a true musical genius as he received the highest national honor for Filipino artists, the National Artist Award for Music. His gift and passion for music earned him several accolades as a composer, musical director, conductor, and accompanist.

Kids are in for a treat as visual artists Robert Alejandro and Kara Escay believe that those who love creating something out of nothing are truly gifted children because they learn how to see the world with wonder and imagination. Born into a family of artists, Alejandro is an accomplished journalist, TV show host, and designer for Papemelroti, a specialty shop that carries a wide array of gifts and decorative accessories owned by his family. He also enjoyed brief stints as a store and mall designer, book illustrator and package designer for various companies in the Philippines.

Meanwhile, Escay is an Art Therapist who received her Fine Arts degree from the University of the Philippines. She is also the Co Founder & Head Teaching Artist at Masterpiece Movement, a creative, wholehearted and transformative multi-arts movement which goals to spark hearts, shift views and stretch ways of being through creativity and the multi-arts.

This season, i-Shine makes things more exciting for kids as it introduces two new camps: Theater and Ballet. With the newest additions, children can explore and discover their talents in the fields of acting and classical ballet!

Audie Gemora

To help bring out your kid’s talent in acting is veteran theater actor Audie Gemora. With a three-decade old career that has seen him playing all kinds of roles, Gemora has been lauded as the “King of Philippine Musical Theatre” and is known for his work on Bliss (2017), Batch '81 (1982), and Paglipad Ng Anghel (2011).

Lisa Macuja-Elizalde 

When it comes to classic ballet, Lisa Macuja-Elizalde is surely the person you’d want your kids to learn from. The prima ballerina started taking lessons at 8 years old and the first foreigner to join Russia’s Kirov Ballet and was the first artist-in-residence of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. In 1995, Macuja established her very own ballet company, Ballet Manila.

May it be singing, dancing, acting, or painting, your kids’ talent will surely shine and stand out with the help of world-class mentors from Promil Four!

Know more about #Promil4iShine7 and reserve a camp slot for your child now! Visit for more details.

Sarah G. Finds A New Love!

This time, her brand-new passions lead her to the kitchen

Just when you thought Sarah Geronimo can do it all, she reveals that she has also learned how to cook. Speaking at the launch of Phoenix SUPER LPG, the Popstar Royalty shared that although it took her a while, she really wanted to learn how to whip up culinary hits in the kitchen.

"Ginusto ko po talagang matutong magluto. Parang ang sarap kasi sa pakiramdam na kaya mong ipagluto 'yung pamilya mo and mga friends mo (I really wanted to learn how to cook. It feels good to be able to cook for your family and friends)," shared Sarah.

Having discovered the joys of cooking, Sarah took culinary classes to further her newfound passion. She started with little experiments--from whipping eggs correctly, to cooking simple dishes. Eventually, Sarah learned to make Filipino favorites such as adobo and sinigang.

"Marunong na rin po akong gumawa ng iba't ibang sauces (I also know now how to make different sauces)," Sarah quipped in between laughter.


For Sarah, nothing beats preparation and hard work when it comes to pursuing any interest. This has always been her magic formula to succeed in whatever she chooses to do. She also emphasized the importance of having help or assistance available whenever needed. For this, she counts on her mentors who help bring out her best, whether she's performing on-stage or acting on-screen.

Even when it comes to cooking, Sarah admits to getting some assistance. She admitted, "Syempre kailangan natin ng safe and simple tool to help me, 'di ba? Especially when I was just starting, medyo kabado po ako magluto (I need a safe and simple tool to help me, right? Especially when I was just starting, I was really nervous)."


Sarah swears by Phoenix SUPER LPG, which promises a safe, siguarado and simple cooking experience. It uses a German-made SRG regulator with an inlet safety valve, a reserve indicator, and snap-on mechanism.

" Using Phoenix SUPER LPG makes me feel more ease kasi ang dali n'yang gamitin, making cooking even more enjoyable and hassle-free. Sarap pala magluto! (Using Phoenix SUPER LPG makes me feel more at ease because it's so easy to use, making cooking even more enjoyable and hassle-free. I realized how much it feels great to cook), "she said.

With features that highlight safety, certainty and simplicity, Phoenix SUPER LPG helps Sarah pursue her new passion and discover the joys of cooking.

" We are happy to be partners with Sarah as she expands her passion from the stage to the kitchen. Just like anyone who cooks, she needs a reliable partner to make this experience more enjoyable. With Phoenix SUPER LPG, she's sure to find more joy in cooking," Phoenix Petroleum Assistant Vice President for Brand & Marketing Celina Matias said.

During the event, we were taught by Chef JM Sunglao simple, five-minute, easy-to-make meals so we can make our own dishes too using the all-new Phoenix SUPER LPG.

With Ms. Gerilen of Gerilen & Jer Sons

Here's the dishes we cooked during the event with the help of Chef JM:

Stir Fried Lemongrass Beef Rice Topping 

Steamed Fish with ginger and soy

We really had so much fun cooking because we used Phoenix SUPER LPG and it's so easy to use! 

To order your own Phoenix SUPER LPG, please call #SUPER (#78737) for nationwide delivery.

About Phoenix Super LPG

Phoenix Super LPG uses German-made SRG regulator that makes cooking experience Safe, Sigurado and Simple.

Safe - It has an Inlet safety valve that automatically stops LPG flow in case of leakage.

Sigurado - It offers a Reserve indicator which indicates cylinder content.

Simple - It has a Snap-on mechanism that makes it easy to install.

Cylinder information:
  • Design Working Pressure: 250 psi
  • Tessting Pressure: 480 psiL
  • LPG Pressure: 70 psit
  • Start of Relief Pressure Relief Valve: 370 psil
  • Close of Relief Pressure Relief Valve: 300 psi
  • Hdrostatic Test as Safety Requirement: 5 years

Phoenix Super LPG comes in various sizes; 11kg POL valve, 50kg POL valve, 22kg POL valve and 11kg compact valve.

For deliveries and inquiries, dial #SUPER (#78737). Phoenix Super LPG is available in all Phoenix Superhubs and LPG dealers nationwide. For a complete list of dealers, visit

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

JoshLia drawn by the irresistible langhap-sarap Jollibee Yumburger

On- and off-screen pair proves that their fave burger is something you can’t say no to!

Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto know all about being irresistible.

In their newest commercial for Jollibee, the country’s leading fast-food brand, the popular love team delivers kilig once again alongside their favorite Yumburger.

Playing to the irresistibly delicious aroma of Jollibee’s best-selling burger, Joshua uses a freshly cooked Yumburger to draw in Julia for a special date he prepared. Guided by the mouthwatering scent wafting from the burger, Julia walks into a Jollibee store filled with rows of balloons and roses.
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Ang napaka-unique na katangian ng Yumburger ay ‘yung amoy pa lang, alam mong masarap na,” Joshua shared. “Kapag nalanghap mo, talagang hindi mo mahihindian at mapapakagat ka talaga!”

“The aroma of the Yumburger is truly something unique. There’s no mistaking that it’s a delicious burger,” Julia agreed. “Unwrapping the Yumburger and breathing in that smell then taking a bite is an experience both me and Joshua will never say no or get tired of.”

Irresistibly beefy langhap-sarap

The secret behind this time-tested, unmistakable aroma is the Yumburger patty which is made with 100% pure beef. Satisfyingly meaty and seasoned to suit the Pinoy palate, the Yumburger patty is carefully cooked to achieve beefy and savory flavors and aroma.

With soft buns and a special burger dressing that complements the savory notes of the beef patty, the Yumburger delivers an incomparable experience with every bite.

“I think this combination of a really masarap aroma and delicious ingredients have made Yumburger irresistible not only for me and Josh, but also for other burger-loving Filipinos,” added Julia.

Kaya nga sa commercial namin, ‘di agad napansin ni Julia ‘yung romantic decoration! Ganun din siya sa totoong buhay, basta masarap ang pagkain, ‘di na niya napapansin ang nasa paligid,” quipped Joshua.

“Science has proven that the senses of smell and taste always go together, which is why it’s really important that food must smell and taste good,” said Cathleen D. Capati, Assistant Vice President for Jollibee Marketing. “The Yumburger delivers on both fronts—more than just a catchy slogan that rhymes, langhap-sarap is a product truth that we can prove with every bite.”

Indulge in the irresistibly beefy langhap-sarap Yumburger today—available in all Jollibee stores nationwide for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and drive-thru transactions. Prices start at P35.00 (Solo).

For more information on Jollibee’s products and promotions, like Jollibee Philippines on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Studios on YouTube, and follow @Jollibee on Twitter and Instagram.

* Prices may vary across locations

Monday, March 18, 2019

Women! Drive the Future: Driving out the Stereotypes

In celebration of International Women’s Month and Pilipinas Shell’s 105 years in the Philippines, the global leader in power and energy is launching a campaign to provide a platform that will empower women to take control in making the future and help erase the stigma against women drivers.

Dubbed “Women! Drive the Future,” the campaign aims to help drive out gender stereotypes and support the many meaningful journeys that women embark on every day. It serves as a call-out to all women to embrace their capability to believe in their capabilities, embrace their passions, and go where they want to go.

Ms. Vanessa Ejercito
 (Shell FuelSave Brand Manager) 

“We want to bring together women to talk about how they take on the road ahead of and how they can use this to take control of their lives. We at Shell believe that, through this campaign, we will be able to better understand and subsequently address the needs of every female driver,” said Vanessa Ejercito, Shell FuelSave Brand Manager.

With a goal to continuously enhance the journeys of their female customers, Pilipinas Shell has been coming up with several initiatives such as partnering with the country’s biggest retailer, SM Advantage, to create a loyalty program and reward them with exciting shopping opportunities every time they gas up. Shell stations are also designed to provide convenient, refreshing retail experience – from putting up well-appointed comfort rooms to offering a wide range of healthy products at Shell Select and Deli2go.

And to strengthen their movement to empower women, Pilipinas Shell is partnering with the leading driving school network in the Philippines, A-1 Driving School. With their expertise in providing driving education, A-1 supports the campaign’s goal to break the stigma through knowledge sharing.

Ms. Luna Garcia
(A-1 Driving School Business Development Head) 

Luna Garcia, A-1 Driving School Business Development Head, pointed out the dependency of Filipinos in learning how to drive through informal means. And with the increasing number of female drivers on the road, they came up with a program to equip female drivers on the road with proper driving knowledge that will help in proving wrong the stereotypes placed on them.

The “Women on Wheels” program tackles road safety—from identifying road signs to changing tires. “We want to emphasize that there are numerous preventive measures that we can take to minimize accidents. You start with following the rules, driving defensively, and ensuring proper vehicle maintenance,” Garcia noted.

“We believe that driving is a skill that every woman should have. And through this program, we foresee a future where there will no longer be a distinction of gender but only between an educated and misinformed driver.”

Racecar driver, Michele Bumgarner, and Baby Barangay members Kelly Misa-Fernandez, Patty Laurel-Filart, and Bianca Santiago were also present in the Women! Drive the Future launch event held at Blackbird at the Neilson Tower in Makati City. Joining them as well was Rowie Abracero, Directress of the Girls Racers club—the first all-female car enthusiast club in the Philippines. Led by the event host, Riki Flo of Magic 89.9, the women opened the discussion about driving out the stereotypes and supporting equality amongst men and women on the road.

Later in the program, we participated in the hands-on demonstration of A-1 where we were taught how to change a flat tire, how to deal with a dead battery, and how to perform a lubricant check.

The event is first of three activations in spreading the call for women to drive the future. Pilipinas Shell, along with their partner, A-1 aims to flip the stigma against female drivers and empowering all women across the country with upcoming events in Cebu and Davao.

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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Maxicare hosts first-ever Veggie Festival

Eating shouldn’t be merely about satisfying your hunger because the diet you choose affects every aspect of your health, including the environment. It’s about time to eat healthy, live healthy, and take control of your health!

As obesity and unhealthy lifestyles continue to grow into a global problem, Maxicare Healthcare Corporation, the country’s leading healthcare provider, arranged its first-ever outdoor festival – Maxicare Veggie Fest 2019, a project in support of the company’s Chairman of the Board Mr. Roberto “Bobby” Macasaet Jr’s personal advocacy for healthier lifestyles.

Some of the products featured during the Maxicare Vegan fest 2019:

Kale Chips Vegan Cheese (Gluten-free and Vegan) Dried not Fried

The Ruby Pantry (a plant-based lifestyle gem) Malunggay Vegan Pasta, Carrots Vegan Pasta and Activated Charcoal Vegan Pasta

Dihani (Sugar-free Cookies)

Mayumi Organics (Shampoo Bar and Soap) 

“One of the easiest ways to start your journey to living a healthy life is by eating a plant-based diet, which is why we are very proud to be holding the Maxicare Veggie Fest. Today, we invite everyone to live their best by boosting not only their physical health, but also their mental. It’s like eating your favorites, but without the guilt,” said Macasaet whose main objective is to improve health and wellness, focusing on plant-based nutrition.

In its mission to improve others’ quality of life, Maxicare encourages members and non-members alike to incorporate a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and starches, good fats, and lean proteins into their diet so they can live longer and feel stronger by inspiring others to fight disease and eat healthy.

Held at the Legaspi Active Park in Makati City, the veggie fest was packed with
plant-based advocates that offered handpicked products for health-conscious
consumers. The activities included a film showing on plant-based lifestyle and a talk on “Holistic Healing for Wholesome Living” presented by Yoga instructor Donna Francisco, “Guilt Free and Gluten Free Dessert” by Jertie Abergas of Jerties Kitchen, “Skin Food – Understanding the Right Food for Beautiful Skin by Dr. Kathy Amurao-Herrera, “AgingG racefully” by May Manahan-Lagdameo and Dr. Willie Lagdameo of Health & Wellness Coaches Philippines, Inc., “Lifestyle Medicine” by Dr. Johann Manez, and a “Local Native Plant-Based Eating with Mesa ni Misis” by Juana Manahan- Yupangco.

It’s time to get rid of old habits and start concentrating on moving towards excellent health. Don’t forget to place your inquiries, comments, feedback on social media. For more information visit or their Facebook page .


Maxicare Healthcare Corporation : One of the pioneers in the health maintenance organization (HMO) industry was established in 1987 by an esteemed group of doctors and businessmen with the vision to deliver a better healthcare system. Three decades later, Maxicare has progressed into becoming the No. 1 HMO* in the country, continuously providing comprehensive healthcare programs via its wide network of medical providers and strengthened customer

Maxicare has more than 1.2 Million Members, more than 56,000 affiliated Doctors, more than 1,000 affiliated Hospitals and Clinics, 3,800 Dental providers, 8 Primary Care Centers and 13 Help desks, 9 Satellite Offices, 5 Exclusive Wings.


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