Saturday, December 14, 2019

Shangri-La Plaza Sparks the Beginning of the Season as it Lights up its Grand Christmas Tree


Christmas at Shangri-La Plaza officially begins on December 1, as the leading lifestyle destination holds its anticipated yearly Christmas Tree Lighting at the Grand Atrium, 6:00PM on Sunday.

Shangri-La Plaza EVP and General Manager Lala Fojas and Mandaluyong Councilors Benjie Abalos III and Charisse Abalos perform the ceremonial lighting of the mall’s 58-foot Santa’s workshop-inspired Christmas tree, considered as one of the largest in the city. The festivities then continue with performances from the “Father of Philippine Christmas Carols” Jose Mari Chan, acclaimed ensemble Philippine Madrigal Singers and its own Mini Madz.



The Shang’s grand Christmas tree is one of the centerpieces of the mall’s stunning holiday d├ęcor that showcase the magical, pristine, and colorful world of Santa’s Wonderland. Mall guests are welcomed by elves at the entrances, with candy cane pillars supporting the official seal of the North Pole, and giant stars and Christmas balls dangling from the ceiling.

Exciting activities and musical performances have also been lined-up for mall guests throughout the month of December, including the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, Ateneo Chamber Singers, Ballet Philippines, and more. Aside from these, Shang has its ongoing holiday raffle promo with mall guests getting an opportunity to win a brand-new F-Pace Prestige SUV from luxury vehicle brand Jaguar with every P2,500 purchase until February 16, 2020.

There’s no better place to celebrate than at Shangri-La Plaza. #FeelTheShangVibe and step into Santa’s Wonderland as the magic of Christmas commences this December.

For inquiries, call 8370-2597 or 98 or visit www.facebook.com/shangrilaplazaofficial. Follow the Shang on Instagram: @shangrilaplazaofficial.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Vivo’s Shoot for the Stars Promo Makes NBA Fans’ Christmas Wishes come True


This Christmas season, Vivo is playing Santa and is giving its smartphone fans the chance to finally live their dream of watching their favorite NBA superstars battle it out for supremacy, live, in a weekend full of highlights!

With its Shoot for the Stars raffle promo, the brand is giving Vivo and NBA fans a once-in-a-lifetime chance to win a trip for two (2) to Chicago, USA to watch and experience the NBA All-Star 2020. The winner and his/her companion will also get free passes to various NBA All-Star events, and hotel accommodations.

Forty (40) Titan 22 Gift Certificates worth P2,000 each, 20 Vivo Y17 smartphones, and 5 Vivo NEX 3 smartphones also await 65 lucky Vivo fans who will participate in the raffle promo.

From November 26 to December 26, 2019, customers can earn one (1) entry for the Shoot for the Stars raffle promo by purchasing any Vivo smartphones amounting to P9,999 and above from official Vivo stores nationwide and official Vivo Philippines shops on Lazada (www.lazada.com.ph/shop/vivo-official-store/), Shopee (https://shopee.ph/vivophilippines), Argomall (www.argomall.com/brands/vivo) and Akulaku mobile app.

Those who purchase the Vivo S1 Pro, V17 Pro, or NEX 3 can also increase their chances of winning the raffle by earning two (2) entries.

So, are you game? It’s your turn to Shoot for the Stars, for a chance to score tickets to the NBA All-Star 2020, and live the ultimate NBA fan experience!

For more Shoot for the Stars updates, visit vivoglobal.ph/vivoshootforthestars and Vivo’s official Facebook page.

Per DTI-Fair Trade Permit number FTEB-21979 series of 2019. See posters and print ads for more details.

About Vivo

Vivo is a leading global technology company that is committed to creating trendsetting smart mobile innovations and services. Devoted to forming a vibrant mobile internet ecosystem, Vivo currently owns and operates an extensive network of research operations, with R&D centers focusing on the development of cutting-edge consumer technologies, including 5G, AI, mobile photography, and next-generation smartphone design.

Currently, Vivo has over two hundred million users enjoying its mobile products and services around the world. It is present in 18 markets globally and features offline retail stores in over 1,000 cities worldwide. In the Philippines, Vivo is among the top 3 smartphone brands in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries, visit vivoglobal.ph or check www.facebook.com/vivoPhilippines, www.instagram.com/vivo_philippines/, and https://twitter.com/vivo_phil.

The PamaskOPPO Roadshow's Grand Celebration


OPPO executives, together with A Series brand ambassador and celebrity Alex Gonzaga, social media star Mimiyuuuh, ambassador and celebrity host Robi Domingo, and celebrity Coleen Garcia sparked up the Glorietta 2 Activity Center with endless kulitan session with other OPPO fans who dropped by!


Amidst the Christmas shopping rush, people took time away from their shopping to immerse themselves in fun-filled games, giveaways, and gifts at the roadshow. It was truly a heartwarming event that enabled the brand to give back to the customers that have entrusted OPPO through the years.

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas Under ₱500

It’s that time of the year again! Christmas is right around the corner and you are probably knee-deep in holiday festivities. With the hustle and bustle of work and Christmas parties, do you really have time to shop for gifts at the mall?

Don’t worry, Shopee’s got you covered! Shop millions of products with the click of a button and have them delivered straight to your home.

Here are 10 last-minute Christmas gift ideas you can get on Shopee for under ₱500:

Scented Candles - starting at ₱99

Candles are perfect for setting the mood for a cozy night indoors and also add a touch of elegance to any home. With a variety of scents to choose from, you’ll definitely find the right one for that special someone.


We recommend the Candle-Lite Company 3-Wick Candle CREAMY VANILLA SWIRL on Shopee

Coffee Maker - starting at ₱399

We all know someone who can’t function without coffee, so you can never go wrong with giving your loved ones a coffee maker to help start their mornings right.



We recommend the French Press Coffee Maker on Shopee

Tumblers - starting at ₱100

Keep beverages hot or cold for hours with a sturdy tumbler. This is a great gift that will not only lessen single-use plastics, but will remind your friends to drink more every day.



We recommend the Stainless steel Tumbler on Shopee

Reusable Straws - starting at ₱109

Switching to reusable straws has become an easy first step to becoming more sustainable. Save the turtles by giving someone a reusable straw that comes in different materials like bamboo, silicone, glass, or stainless steel.


We recommend the Eco Strawz Reusable Stainless Steel Drinking Straw Set on Shopee

Portable speakers - starting at ₱140

At the beach with friends and need something to liven up the mood? Blast your favorite tunes wherever you are with portable speakers. This is not only a useful gift, but is definitely a party staple that everyone should have.



We recommend the Original Charge G2 Portable Mini Bluetooth Speaker on Shopee

Diffuser - starting at ₱250

Let your friends live their best tita or tito life with a diffuser. Get them hooked on this therapeutic device that can help ease illnesses and stress when paired with the perfect essential oils.



We recommend the 500ml 7 LED Color Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser on Shopee

Barbecue Grill/Pan - starting at ₱340

Want to satisfy your samgyupsal cravings, but don’t want to leave the comforts of home? A barbeque grill or pan is ideal to have Korean barbeque wherever you are, even at your Noche Buena.



We recommend the Portable Stainless Steel Barbecue Grill on Shopee

Animated Socks - starting at ₱40

Everybody knows someone who loves to express themselves. Give those friends and loved ones cute and quirky socks - the best way to low-key represent what they love.



We recommend the Cartoon Animals Cotton Low Socks on Shopee

Electric Lunch Box - starting at ₱249

They say food is the way to a person’s heart. So why not be a little extra and give someone a self-heating lunch box to bring to work or school?



We recommend the Electric Heating Lunch Box on Shopee

Board Games or Card Games - starting at ₱299

Need a new way to spend time with your family or barkada? Board games are enjoyable for both kids and adults! Gather your whole family or group of friends together and have some healthy competition with these games.



We recommend the Exploding Kittens on Shopee

Have a stress-free shopping experience with these 10 great Christmas gift ideas. We understand the struggle to think of the perfect gift for someone, but Shopee Philippines has millions of products to choose from, across various categories. Let Shopee make your Christmas shopping easier by helping you avoid long lines at the mall, while availing of discounts, promos, and free shipping. Merry Christmas and enjoy your last-minute shopping!

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

Thursday, December 12, 2019

DTI PREPARES TO REVITALIZE MANUFACTURING AND EMBRACE INDUSTRY 4.0


MAKATI CITY - The DTI is in the thick of preparations to revitalize manufacturing & embrace Industry 4.0, as it surges forward with its flagship industrial strategy which it introduced in 2016, the Inclusive Innovation Industrial Strategy or i3S.

Speaking at the recently held Manufacturing Summit 2019, DTI Secretary Ramon M. Lopez provided a detailed picture of the Philippine manufacturing sector’s performance since 2013. While the country’s manufacturing sector exhibited a slowdown in growth in the recent quarters of this year due mostly to the US-China Trade War overall global slowdown in growth, and rising global protectionism, he pointed out that looking at the bigger picture, Philippine manufacturing has been growing at a respectable rate, with manufacturing share-to-GDP remaining almost unchanged for the past few years. “Despite (the slowdown), we are enjoying fast growth due to domestic demand,” Trade Secretary Lopez declared.

“The bright spot is, our investments continue to grow,” Secretary Lopez mentioned, as he noted that significant increases in approved manufacturing investments were expected to expand production capacities, address supply chains gaps, and improve Global Value Chain Participation. Data shows that IPA-approved investments in 2016-2018 were at Php 730B, 57.3% higher than during the period 2013-2015. Moreover, growth in Board of Investments – approved manufacturing investments increased 8-fold: from 82% in 2016, it grew to 95% in 2017 then zoomed to 327% in 2018.

In order to revitalize Philippine manufacturing towards a sustainable and inclusive industrial development, Secretary Lopez laid down plans to address growth constraints and leverage government support. These include: HR development to upskill workers and increase productivity; small value chain interventions to address raw materials shortage; incentivizing energy technologies to help bring down power cost; logistics interventions to cut down red tape and standardize shipping cost; and countering unfair trade practices including smuggling and substandard and counterfeit goods through mandatory product certification.

He also gave the audience a peek at industry 4.0 readiness initiatives that the DTI is planning to do to prepare firms, industries, and workers for the future. These include the SME academy as training facility for 4IR technologies to upskill and reskill our workforce to be 4IR-ready; positioning the Philippines as an AI Center of Excellence; Industry 4.0 roadmaps for specific sectors, and an Industry 4.0 pilot factory to serve as a demonstration facility. “We have to increase domestic capacity to support the growing demand of our economy. We should be prepared,” Sec Lopez reiterated. “There is a need to revitalize the manufacturing sector. This is the sector that can create more jobs, better income for our Filipinos.” Sec Lopez concluded.

Enjoy Budget-Friendly Holidays with Christmas “Salebrations”


Would you believe you can go on a holiday getaway to Baguio, Tagaytay, Boracay, Palawan, Cebu or Davao without spending a lot through RedDoorz Christmas Salebrations? This Christmas, Filipinos will have more #MomentsToCelebrate as RedDoorz launches the best and biggest month-long promos for the jolly holidays where one can book a room for just PhP 1using the RedDoorz app or the RedDoorz website. Just watch and wait for those special moments when the flash sale comes on.

With the Salebration sale, you can stay at select RedDoorz hotels nationwide that are part of the promo and enjoy these Holiday Feel Good Trips:

1. Chill and unwind in the City of Pines and have the closest thing to a White Christmas with Baguio City’s chilly weather and exhilarating scent of pine. Visit the favorite Baguio destinations like Burnham Park, Mines View Park, Wright Park, Session Road, Baguio Public Market and the Mansion House or just hole up in your hotel room and enjoy the cozy feel.

2. Choose to be one with nature in Palawan, another haven for nature lovers. RedDoorz has 18 hotels there that you can make your jump-off point for your Puerto Princesa Underground River escapade.Island-hopping at Honda Bay or a late-night river cruise along the Iwahig River to see the enchanting fireflies can be part of your agenda. You can also take a side trip to Coron.

3. Feel the thrill of watersports in Boracay. The famous Island is back to its beautiful self and welcomes local and international tourists year round. Known for the fine white sands along its four-kilometer stretch of beachfront, Boracay offers many adrenaline-inducing activities like parasailing, banana boat and flying fish riding, and helmet diving. There are RedDoorz properties in Aklan and Boracay Island.

4. Motor up to Tagaytay and enjoy its famous bulalo, have fun at the Sky Ranch or the Picnic Grove and fill up with buko pie and Tagaytay pineapples. Your RedDoorz destination there is right smack in the middle of the best views.

5. Enjoy more mountain breeze and breathtaking sights in Davao City where you can see the world from atop Mt. Apo. The Durian Capital of the Philippines is the site of the country’s highest mountain and a must-challenge for adventure seekers and nature lovers. The way up there abounds with forests, rivers, lakes and volcanic structures that are awe-inspiring. People marvel at the astonishing landscape and find it perfect for meditation. You can look for the Philippine Eagle and the ‘pawikan’ too.

6. Swim with the gentle giants of Cebu. The Queen City of the South attracts more thrill-seekers who seek out the whale sharks in the waters of Oslob. Tourists can also drop by Malapascua Island to wade in the waters with friendly thresher sharks. Or just dip in the pristine waters of Moalboal.

Besides the PhP 1 Salebration promo, the holiday-long RedDoorz 499 Sale is also ongoing. For just P499, staycations and mini vacations can be enjoyed at the very affordable price at various RedDoorz hotels around the country. Exclusive deals and new perks await RedClub members this Christmas. Plus, RedDoorz will give out free night stays randomly on Facebook so just keep coming back to their page! Or you can use RDSALEBRATIONS promo code now to get more perks!

With over 200 RedDoorz partner hotels in more than 20 cities nationwide, these super-savvy holiday deals make travel accommodations more affordable for everyone. Filipinos can celebrate more special moments with the people they love without creating a dent in their pockets.

Download the RedDoorz app via http://bit.ly/RDSALEBRATIONS and follow @reddoorzph on Instagram and Facebook to get updated on the latest sales and promos anytime, anywhere.

About RedDoorz

RedDoorz is Southeast Asia’s largest and fastest-growing, technology-driven hotel management company offering affordable accommodations for everyone. With a vision to enable people to travel more and provide an affordable reliable stay in all major cities and destinations across the region, RedDoorz is disrupting the hospitality industry by transforming the fragmented supply inventory into branded, standardized accommodations and leveraging its mobile app and digital channels to drive strong consumer demand.

The company was founded in 2015 by a team of senior executives with deep experience in the online travel and hospitality industry and has grown into a regional powerhouse with operations in Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines and Vietnam. The firm has been growing by five times year-on-year.

As part of the RedDoorz brand network, hotel owners are able to grow their businesses and increase revenues while streamlining their operations. RedDoorz’s solutions help partners manage distribution, pricing, marketing, customer experience and technology solutions – offering an end-to-end platform powered by an advanced technology infrastructure. For more information, please visit www.reddoorz.com.

Securing your Family Legacy


Your family is living a comfortable life with all their needs and wants within their reach. But what will happen if the provider of the family suddenly passes away? How can you make sure your loved ones will continue to live a good life even when you are not around?

AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance providers, ensures your family will go on living well with Asset Master. Designed as an insurance-investment plan, Asset Master allows you to build a diversified investment portfolio of local and global investments and provides a wealth transfer solution to help secure the lifestyle your family deserves for generations to come.
“AXA Philippines aims to be your partner in building a solid foundation so you can secure the lifestyle you desire for yourself and your family,” shares AXA Philippines president and CEO Rahul Hora. “You can have peace of mind knowing that your legacy is supported by Asset Master.”

AXA Asset Master allows you to grow your estate, preserve it effectively, and also transfer it seamlessly. Your estate can grow immediately by 25% upon claiming of the payout with the guaranteed death benefit feature if no partial withdrawals were made.

The payout of your guaranteed death benefit may be used by the beneficiaries to pay for estate taxes so that they don’t have to worry about sourcing or liquidating assets. Proceeds from the insurance payout for irrevocable beneficiaries are tax-exempt, effectively reducing your taxable estate so your heirs may be able to keep their inheritance intact.

Through AXA Asset Master, you gain access to a variety of investment opportunities from different markets across the globe via a comprehensive selection of highly curated Philippine and offshore funds.

For a minimum one-time investment of P100,000 or US$2,000, you can enjoy 125% guaranteed life insurance coverage of your one-time payment. And by investing more, you also get reduced fees and higher guaranteed bonuses every 10th and 20th year.

Start securing your legacy today with AXA Asset Master. To know more, visit https://youtu.be/-Toyb4mmVic or talk to an AXA financial advisor by visiting the nearest Metrobank, PSBank or AXA branch, or email customer.service@axa.com.ph.

#GiftVivoThisChristmas with up to 56% Discounts at Lazada, Shopee 12.12 Sale


Two of the most exciting and much anticipated Christmas sales are happening on December 12 and Vivo is giving smartphone lovers one big reason to skip the crowded malls and head right into the country’s biggest online stores.

For its #GiftVivoThisChristmas offer, the brand is offering as much as 56% discount on selected Vivo smartphones at Lazada’s 12.12 Grand Year-End Sale and Shopee’s 12.12 Big Christmas Sale.


From December 12-14, customers can use the Vivo voucher code “Vivo200OFF” to get an additional P200 discount while on December 12, the top 20 highest spenders from 12am-9am will get JBL Go 2 speakers, free!

From December 12 to 14, lucky Lazada customers can also get a chance to purchase the Vivo X21 for just Php12, with only one unit to be sold per day.

So, what are you waiting for? Visit the official Vivo store at Lazada: http://bit.ly/2qhFeTG and Shopee: http://bit.ly/2KHxyA4.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Running Tips from Coach Rio


Is it your first time running? Are you worried about sustaining injuries or running out of breath even before you can reach the finish line?

Fear not as international marathoner and RUNRIO, Inc. president Rio de la Cruz shares his expertise with beginner runners in preparation for Maxicare MAXIFEST: Live Your Best Life, Maxicare’s biggest health and wellness event.

Whether you are a rookie runner or a seasoned health enthusiast, here are some pointers from Coach Rio that can help you gear up for the race:

Remember to warm-up. Aside from increasing your heart rate, a good warm-up is important because it makes your muscles flexible and gives enough oxygen to endure the physical activities you'll be doing. This will prevent your body from feeling stiff and sore after running. You can get ready by jogging or walking briskly for 20 to 30 minutes before the actual run.

Listen to your body. Push but don't force – that is what your mindset should be when running. If you are just a beginner, it is okay if you won't be able to run as far or as fast as other runners. When you feel your feet or the side of your torso hurting, take time to stop or slow down.

Learn proper running footstrike. According to Coach Rio, the way you plant your feet on the ground makes all the difference. There are three common running footstrikes: heel style, where your heel hits the ground first; the forefoot style, where you run on the ball of your foot; and the midfoot style, where most of your foot hits the ground at once – this is the most neutral running footstrike because it balances out your weight.

Try out some functional exercises. Functional training is a way to strengthen the body by doing exercises that mimic everyday movements just like lifting groceries or walking up the stairs. These exercises play a crucial role in boosting endurance, improving balance and posture, and enhancing strength and agility.

For this year’s MAXIFEST, the country’s leading HMO has partnered with RUNRIO, Inc., one of the premiere race organizers in the country, for the Maxicare MAXIFEST run which features different running courses and distances for all sorts of runners. There will also be a Maxicare Market, a one-stop shop for ready-to-eat plant-based alternatives.

The highlight of Maxicare MAXIFEST 2019 will be the attempt to set a new Guinness World Record that aims to help support the children of Kythe Foundation, the beneficiary of the event. Kythe Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit, non-stock organization aimed towards improving the quality of life among hospitalized children with cancer and other chronic illness.

Registration to Maxicare MAXIFEST is ongoing. Simply visit https://www.runrio.com/race/registration/maxifest-2019. For more info, log on to https://www.maxicare.com.ph or https://www.facebook.com/maxicarehealthcarecorp/.


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 support.

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 Helpdesks, 9 Satellite Offices, 5 Exclusive Wings.

Ride with Style on the New TVS XL100 Premium in Army Green


XL100 Premium is a single speed automatic that comes with a new mobile charging port, sync brake that allows the rider to stop faster when carrying heavy loads, and now an ES with an i-Touch technology that gives it a noiseless starting. XL100 Premium is available in army green, metallic black, and vulcan red colors. XL100 Premium comes with warranty of 1 year / 12000kms.

All TVS customers are always backed up with after sales support through its wide network of over 300 service outlets in the Philippines. With innovative solutions like Lazada Online parts with free shipping and dedicated iCare helpline, customers are assured with trouble free ownership experience.

New decal sets were also introduced in a fun workshop where guests competed by styling Dazz units with TVS decals within the given time limit, and by personalizing a Dazz motorcycle with the bare decal sets showcasing creativity and style.

TVS Philippines is currently one of the largest manufacturers of two- and three-wheeled vehicles in Asia which entered the Philippine market in 2016. Aside from excellent customer service, the company also boasts of its innovative designs, easy-to-handle, and environment-friendly products.

To know more about TVS and its products, visit https://www.tvsmotor.com.

Keep Calm, Stay Road-Safe, and Get Protected While on a Drive 7 Tips to Get to Your Destination, Safe and Secured


To those who love driving and going on long, spontaneous road trips, the open road, heavy with symbolism and full of promise, is an escape. The journey—highways stretching out before you, windows down, speakers up, wind in your hair—is often as rewarding as the destination. And you’ll feel that excitement, whether it be the thrill of a new adventure, like the classic Batangas road trip to cross a big item—in this case, diving—off your bucket list or the joy (only parents can relate to!) of driving your kids to their first day at a big school—fulfilling their dream and yours or that sense of accomplishment of finally setting up that Alabang office.

But while weekend travelers, adventure junkies, and daily commuters have maybe perfected the road trip and weaving in and out of traffic, not everyone has their road safety skills down to a T. Are you making the necessary precautions when behind the wheel? Do you drive with focus at all times? Are you insured? Regardless if you’re cruising down the highway or rushing to the airport to catch a flight or trapped in a traffic gridlock on the way to work, safety must and always should be you’re top priority.

Here are some tips to get you to your destination safely:

1. Wear your seatbelt at all times
Whether you’re the driver or passenger, whether you’re riding a private car, a PUV van, or taxi, whether you’re driving to a nearby store or going on a road trip, you must buckle up. Every time. It seems so elementary, and you’ve probably read this a hundred times, but seatbelts save lives. And… not wearing a seatbelt is against the law, in case you don’t know.

2. Get insurance for yourself, not just your car
Here in the Philippines, people buy insurance for their cars but not for themselves. If it’s necessary to insure your car, what more your life and your family’s future? On top of being a safe and careful driver, you need to protect yourself from accidents, too. Road safety begins with the protection of life. Life insurance protects you and your family—whether it be on the road or on the curbside. Just like a car insurance, life insurance provides a cash benefit, right when you or your family need it the most.
Just in time for the holidays, FWD Life PH (FWD), part of pan-Asian insurer FWD Group, is providing accident insurance with Php500,000 coverage to the first 500 registrants. To sign up, go to bit.ly/SignUpForInsurance. Special offer is only until Dec. 11, 2019.

This is to celebrate FWD’s fifth anniversary as well as its recent history-making partnership with MCX Tollway, Inc., which elevates the expressway as a symbol of the nation’s “road to progress.” Used by more than one million cars a month, the FWD-MCX has shortened what was once a 20-minute drive from Daang Hari road to SLEX to only a three-minute journey.

3. Observe speed limits
The World Health Organization (WHO) identifies speeding as one of the main problems that contribute to the risk of crash-related injuries in roads. Local government units have enacted their own speed limits depending on the road and traffic conditions in their areas. On the other hand, speed limits for private cars in expressways here in the Philippines is from 80 to 100 kph.

4. Put your phone on silent mode and use hands-free accessories
It’s almost second nature to check our phones, especially when we hear it ring. But taking your eyes off the road for five seconds can already put your life and the lives of others in danger. So put your phone on silent mode if the notifications are too tempting or distracting. If you need your phone to navigate, get a hands-free mount so you can hear directions and see the map in your peripheral vision.

5. Stay alert
It’s vital to stay alert while driving. Focus your senses on visual and auditory cues on the road—from horns and sirens to road signs and signals. Never wear headphones while driving or anything that will block your hearing. If you need to drive with the music on, just let it play inside the car.

6. Don’t drink and drive
If you plan to drink, designate a driver who won’t drink. Or spend the night getting sober before you drive.

7. Pull over!
You dropped something you needed under your car seats. You have an emergency call you need to take. Your pet on the backseat is acting up. Your baby is bawling. If there’s something going on that’s more important that you need to attend to, stop driving. Find a safe and proper spot to pull over and park in order to address the situation. If you’re having car trouble, pull off the road as far as possible.

Want to know more about FWD-MCX? Visit bit.ly/FWDMCX.
Sign up and be one of the 500 to get accident insurance. Go to bit.ly/SignUpForInsurance.

MyPhone Gives Back to Ka-Tropa in a 3-day Sale


MyPhone is set to conduct a 3-day sale on select MyPhone Concept Stores nationwide on December 13 to 15 following the success of the recent #GiftFromTheHeart Warehouse Sale happened in Bicutan, Paranaque City.

The first Filipino mobile brand in the country will have another promotion before the year ends wherein consumers can avail barphones for as low as P199 and smartphones for as low as P799.


MyPhone has always been giving back to its loyal supporters by conducting a few promotions during the last quarter of the year.

Aside from promotions, several new products have been released as well during the last quarter of the year that really made a buzz not only to the loyal supporters, but also to the tech world.




According to MyPhone’s Marketing Head Inyi Yruma, promotions was only one of the many ways to give back to its loyal supporters.

“Since it’s almost Christmas, we want to really make them happy by providing products at a discounted price,” he said. “Although some really can afford it already because of the bonuses they get, we still try to offer it as affordable as possible,” he added.

Yruma also said that products on sale are perfect #GiftFromTheHeart this Yuletide season.

MyPhone 3-day SALE will be happening on select MyPhone Concept Stores nationwide: NCR:
SM San Lazaro, SM Southmall, SM North EDSA, SM Fairview, SM MOA, Market Market; VISAYAS: SM Iloilo; and MINDANAO: SM Ecoland, Gaisano Mall Davao

Every purchase of MyPhone smartphone still comes with FREE P25,000 Personal Accident Insurance from SunLife Philippines and GCash when activated via Pinoy App, the pre embedded app on every MyPhone smartphone.

For more information, like and follow MyPhone’s official social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or visit www.myphone.com.ph.

Shopee and Jose Mari Chan Spread Christmas Joy with the Children of Bahay Aruga


Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, warmed up for its 12.12 Christmas Sale with a meaningful Christmas Party for pediatric cancer patients at Bahay Aruga halfway home. In line with the season of giving, Father of Philippine Christmas Music Jose Mari Chan made a special guest appearance to spread fun and kindness with Shopee.

The patients and their parents forged fond memories with their loved ones as Jose Mari Chan performed his iconic songs “Christmas in our Hearts” and “Please Be Careful With My Heart”. In addition, beneficiaries also took part in exciting games and activities to win a variety of prizes including Shopee vouchers.

Martin Yu, Associate Director, Shopee Philippines, said, “Shopee believes in giving back to our community, especially as the season of giving draws nearer. We would like to thank Bahay Aruga for the warm welcome and for giving us the opportunity to join in their joy and laughter.”

Rounding off a meaningful afternoon, each family received a Christmas gift basket filled with grocery items which they can use to cook a delicious Noche Buena meal. The children also received toys and school supplies from Shopee brands and sellers, including Dong-A, AnimePH, and Starwooden.

Bahay Aruga is a free halfway home for pediatric cancer patients. It currently shelters 38 children and their parents. They benefit from the close proximity to the Philippine General Hospital, where the children receive regular treatment.

Jose Mari Chan said, “I am blessed to have been given the opportunity to get up close with the beneficiaries of Bahay Aruga. To meet these brave Children, stricken with cancer, and the people running this Home, is a humbling experience. How wonderful that i was living the spirit of Christmas itself : giving and sharing.”

About Shopee

Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It is a platform tailored for the region, providing customers with an easy, secure and fast online shopping experience through strong payment and logistical support. Shopee aims to continually enhance its platform and become the region’s e-commerce destination of choice.

Shopee has a wide selection of product categories ranging from consumer electronics to home & living, health & beauty, baby & toys, fashion and fitness equipment.

Shopee, a Sea company, was first launched in Singapore in 2015, and has since expanded its reach to Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Sea is a leader in digital entertainment, e-commerce and digital financial services across Southeast Asia. Sea's mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology, and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol SE.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Jolly Kids Go on a Magical Holiday Adventure with Jollitown Christmas Parade


This December, the festive season is about to get merrier as kids build their own holiday-themed parade in the latest set of Jolly Kiddie Meal toys—the Jollitown Christmas Parade!

With the newest set of connectible toys from the country’s number one fast-food chain, jolly kids can truly experience the joy of Christmas as they go on a magical parade with Jollibee and Friends.

With Jollibee wearing a Santa hat and leading the way, kids can push his cab to see him sway forward and backward as the base lights up. They can also go ‘round with Hetty as they push the base of her cab forward to watch her spin on top of a Christmas ball.

Jolly kids can push Popo’s cab to watch him bob up and down as he delivers Christmas gifts. They can also watch Twirlie sing merrily and twirling on stage by pushing her base forward to see her spin. Finally, no holiday is complete without a dazzling Christmas tree! Kids can place Yum at the base and push the stage to see him spin in front of the jolly Christmas tree.

Collect all six Jolly Kiddie Meal toys with every purchase of a Yumburger (P80), Yumburger Meal with Drink (P100), Jolly Spaghetti (P95), Jolly Spaghetti Meal with Drink (P105), 1-piece Burger Steak (P95), 1-piece Burger Steak Meal with Drink (P105), 1-piece Chickenjoy with rice (P122), or 1-piece Chickenjoy Meal with Drink (P137), each coming with its own Jolly Joy Box.

Let your jolly kids celebrate the Christmas spirit with Jollibee and Friends this season! Help them build their Jollitown Christmas Parade with the newest set of Jolly Kiddie Meal toys available until December 31, 2019 only. Hurry and start collecting all six toys today by visiting the Jollibee branch nearest you!