Friday, August 7, 2020

Santé, to Provide Job Opportunities Amid COVID-19

Sante Barley

Pasig City, Philippines; August 6, 2020—Santé, one of the active global players in the direct selling and wellness industry, announced recently that it is looking to provide job opportunities for those whose livelihood is affected by the current global health crisis.

Despite the pandemic, the company continues to receive a steady demand for its premier organic health and wellness products and services, Santé CEO Joey Marcelo noted.

Known for its flagship product, Santé Barley, the company has developed a comprehensive selection of everyday barley-based products. They are made, specifically with organic barley grass, as certified by BioGro, New Zealand’s leading organic certification agency.

“We’ve seen the change in the buying behavior of our customers. People are buying online and are also shifting their focus to preventive care. Since Santé’s products fall under the wellness category, we continue to receive a growing demand,” added Marcelo.

In March, the demand for Santé’s Daily-C, a non-acidic Vitamin C, has increased by more than 1000 percent.

This steady growth urged the company to strengthen its online presence. It also utilized technology to transform quickly and cater to the demands of the “new normal.” The move also aims to attract more distributors, called Santé Business Owners, to put up their own direct selling business.

“We reacted fast, making sure that our online systems are working, from our customer services to online ordering systems. Most importantly, we made sure that the top management was visible. Virtual meetings were done daily with our teams and business owners,” Marcelo added.

Present in 10 key cities worldwide, there are thousands of independent Santé business owners. Marcelo said, only half of them were active last year. “We are expecting more than 50 percent increase in the number of our business owners in the next couple of months,” he noted.

Santé makes it even safer and easier for potential business owners to jumpstart their business. With Santé’s Engage system, its business owners are easily plugged into a series of leadership, product, and business training aimed to help equip and aid in their growth both as a person and as a businessman.

Fastly adapting to the Covid-19 situation, Santé’s Engage webinars are all done online and are given for free.

Sante Barley Schedules

Santé also developed a mobile app (IOS, Android), which helps its business owners to conveniently order products and have them shipped. They can also transact everything through the company’s website.

“Our Business Owners are glad to have a business that is, in a way, pandemic-proof. The global health crisis may have minimized person-to-person interactions, but we have helped them to shift to online selling. They are now all back on track,” Marcelo said. “Santé will remain wide open for those who want to jumpstart their direct-selling business.”

To learn more about Santé, visit its website at

Manufacturers Join the Fight Against Covid-19, Re-Purposes Products


Heeding the government’s call to address the deficient supply of COVID-19 related products in the Philippines, many of the country’s manufacturers are undertaking re-purposing initiatives.

The Board of Investments (BOI) is assisting manufacturers by helping them strengthen their capabilities, navigating them through as they re-purpose their existing product lines. Their work is part of a broader campaign to support businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic.

BOI assistance focuses on the manufacturer’s strengths in product development, logistics, production systems, and skilled workforce. For example, alcoholic liquor used to create alcohol disinfectants, ready-to-wear garments transformed into protective uniforms, or even medical gloves fashioned from rubber balloons.

In particular, BOI helps manufacturers by creating linkages between raw materials suppliers and manufacturers to ensure a steady supply of products needed to combat the pandemic.

The work is already bearing fruit. Australian-based packaging firm Tacca Industries has announced that it plans to step up its role in the production of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the Philippines. Tacca is hiring just under 100 new members of staff in the country as it makes the move, with the jobs based at their plant in Laguna.

Firms interested in following in Tacca’s footsteps can book an appointment via BOI’s Facebook page to find out more about the help and incentives on offer. A dedicated specialist will help businesses strengthen their PPE related capabilities, navigating them through the process.

Trade Undersecretary and BOI Managing Head Ceferino Rodolfo, said: “We are delighted to launch this initiative and look forward to working with manufacturers in the Philippines repurpose their production lines. This will be good for everyone – it will help manufactures expand their business while providing desperately needed Covid-19 products”

Clem Tacca, CEO of Tacca Industries, said: “The number one priority is to keep the employment and keep people in jobs and this extra project that we will do in the mask material will be good for the economy and everybody in general. It’s crucial that health workers in the Philippines are cared for and making sure that they get the right equipment so that they are very safe and sound. That is also a priority which everyone in the Philippines has been raising with me and it’s something that we’ll bring into the country because of our name. We are already in contact with some people that the BOI has put us in touch with. BOI’s help has been invaluable.”

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Mang Inasal favorites now come in Family Size

Mang Inasal

Your favorite Mang Inasal meals now come in Family Size and are available only via takeout or delivery.

To address the growing demand for group meals for stay-at-home customers, Mang Inasal has added to its menu five new offerings: 4 pieces Chicken Inasal Paa Large, in either original or spicy variant; 3 pieces Chicken Inasal Pecho Large; 10 sticks Pork BBQ; and Palabok good for 4 to 5 servings. Prices start at Php199.

The Mang Inasal Family Size meals are available for delivery through GrabFood, FoodPanda, and LalaFood. Customers may also call the specific Mang Inasal store for delivery or place their orders online through Mang Inasal Facebook Messenger Chatbot, Jose.

In addition to observing high quality standards in food preparation and service, Mang Inasal also follows strict ‘no-touch’ delivery protocols for the safety of its employees and consumers.

For a complete listing of stores that offer takeout and delivery services, visit .

In a related development, Mang Inasal has also launched its Everyday Sarap Savers – a line of delicious, value-for-money meals intended to draw customers to buy them as often as they want. It is comprised of the regular Chicken Inasal, one-stick Pork BBQ and Pork Sisig -- all served with one cup of rice – and Palabok.

Also, Mang Inasal has added a third variant to its line of creamy Halo-Halo for merienda. The Mang Inasal Buko Pandan Halo-Halo, which is on a limited run, has been delighting customers since its introduction in July.