Thursday, May 23, 2024

Home Credit, Puregold secure partnership, give more Filipinos access to convenient and flexible consumer products purchase through credit


Staying true to its commitment of being the Filipinos’ financial ally, Home Credit Philippines (HCPH) has recently formed a partnership with one of the country’s biggest chain of supermarkets, Puregold, to allow its customers to use credit when purchasing their necessities. 

Recently launched, this collaboration offers Puregold customers nationwide an easy, convenient, and secure way of purchasing their groceries using Home Credit Card or Qwarta. In addition, they will get opportunities to participate in seasonal, brand specific, and other unique and exclusive deals. 

Home Credit Card is HCPH’s premium revolving product that offers select customers the perfect first-time Visa credit card with 3% load discount, zero additional fees on bills payment, interest-free option for up to 45 days per month and low interest fee at 3%. Meanwhile, Qwarta is HCPH’s virtual shopping line that users can use via the My Home Credit App to buy load, pay bills, buy groceries (via QR), and shop online.  

“Home Credit is steadfast in its role of being a financial partner to Filipinos to help them realize and achieve the life that they want for themselves. This collaboration with one of the country’s biggest chain of supermarkets enables us to strengthen this commitment and reach more people nationwide with offers that can help them better manage their finances,” Sheila Paul, Chief Marketing Officer of HCPH, said.   

This seamless payment journey only involves three easy steps, starting with the customers’ download of the My Home Credit App. Those who are eligible to use Home Credit’s Qwarta or those who have a Home Credit credit card may then generate a QR code that, lastly, they will present to a Puregold’s cashier for scanning to complete their purchase.

“As we approach the remarkable milestone of having 500 stores nationwide, our unwavering commitment to our company’s core values is stronger. We are not just a retail business, but an enterprise of service, dedicated to supporting lives and nurturing stronger communities across the country. "

This strategic partnership with Home Credit Philippines allows us to further amplify flexibility and convenience for our valued customers and Ka-Asensos,” Jenny Jacintos, Senior Manager for Merchandising and Marketing Services of Puregold. 


To know more about the latest updates from Home Credit Philippines, visit its official website, You may also follow its official Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok accounts. Customers are also encouraged to download the My Home Credit App on Google Play to learn more about the latest promos and see what’s new in Shopping Mall Philippines.   


Home Credit Philippines is a financing company duly licensed and supervised by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP).   

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

DQ’s latest ‘Blizzard of the Month’ features this iconic purple dessert: The Ultimate Ube


Among the many food items in Filipino cuisine that has come to represent our culture, nothing can match the rich taste and equally rich color of ube. Now, what if we take that richness and combine it with the most iconic soft serve ice cream? The result is the latest “Blizzard of the Month” offering from DQ—the Ultimate Ube collection, featuring seven treats available for a limited time only!

Enjoy the irresistible combo of ube and cheese with the new Ube Cheesecake Blizzard, made with DQ's signature soft serve mixed with real ube and bite-sized bits of cheesecake, and then topped with a ball of ube!

You'll be walking on cloud nine with the new Ube Fluff Blizzard, made with real ube and bits soft and chewy mini marshmallows mixed into DQ's signature soft serve, which is then topped with a ball of ube and more mini marshmallows!

Rounding off the new Blizzard flavors is the new Ube Crunch Blizzard, made with real ube and crushed graham crackers mixed into DQ's signature soft serve, which is then topped with a graham cracker and a ball of ube—for a satisfying crunch with each bite!

Sweet dreams are made of these: luscious ube topping in between layers of DQ's signature soft serve, which is then topped with cookie crunch and a ball of ube. Wait, that's the new Purple Dream Parfait, for those who want something simpler but equally satisfying!

Looking for a thirst quencher to cool down with? Look no further than the new Ube Classic Milk Shake, a creamy concoction made with DQ's signature soft serve blended with milk and real ube, and then topped with whipped cream. It's the perfect cure for a hot afternoon!

If you want your ice cream cake all to yourself, you should go for the new Purple Cloud Tin Cake, made with DQ's signature soft serve mixed with real ube, all resting on a cake crunch base / crushed Oreo base, which is then topped with white and purple frosting and a generous sprinkling of soft and chewy mini marshmallows!

Finally, there's the new Purple Fudge Cheesecake, made with DQ's signature cake crunch center, crushed Oreo base, and signature soft serve mixed with real ube and cheesecake bits. It is then finished with delectable purple frosting and then garnished with ube topping and even more cheesecake bits!

The Ultimate Ube Blizzards are available in Mini, Regular, Medium, and Large starting at P99. The Ube Classic Milk Shake is available in 12oz and 16oz servings starting at P169, while the Purple Dream Parfait is priced at P169. Meanwhile, the new Purple Cloud Tin Cake is priced at P439, while the Purple Fudge Cheesecake, available in 6-inch and 8-inch variants, starts at P749.

Indulge in these offers by visiting your nearest branch, by calling the 8911-1111 hotline, or by logging on to You can also order for delivery through DQ’s official delivery partners GrabFood, foodpanda, and Pickaroo (prices may vary).

For the latest promos and offers from DQ, follow and give the brand a like on Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), and Instagram, or visit the website at

Monday, May 20, 2024




As we continue to strive for gender equality and women's empowerment, it is essential to prioritize women's health and well-being. One crucial aspect of women's health that often goes overlooked is cervical screening. Cervical cancer is a leading cause of death among women worldwide, but it is also one of the most preventable cancers through regular screenings.

Therefore, Manila Medical Center is pleased to invite all women in our community to a free cervical screening event. This event aims to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and prevention of cervical cancer. By attending this screening, you can take proactive steps towards safeguarding your health and well-being.

In celebration of Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, ManilaMed's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology offers a 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐂𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠, from May 20, 2024, to May 24, 2024 at ManilaMed OB-Gyne Service OPD, Mezzanine Floor.
For appointment scheduling, contact (02) 8523 8131 local 2355

Their dedicated team of healthcare professionals will provide confidential and compassionate care during the screening process. We understand that discussing reproductive health can be sensitive, but rest assured that your privacy and comfort are our top priorities.

Don't miss this opportunity to prioritize your health and well-being. Join us at our free cervical screening event and take control of your reproductive health. Together, we can work towards a healthier future for all women in our community.

Your Korean Dream Team: W Express & KVAC – Say Goodbye to Visa Hassles!


W Express Executive Vice President Emelita Alcid, W Express Chairman and President Dawn Feliciano, KVAC Managing Director Ahn Kyu Suk, KVAC General Manager Choi Yong Won

Press Release:

W Express is excited to announce its exclusive partnership with the Korean Visa Application Center (KVAC). This makes W Express the sole accredited courier service partner of KVAC for Korean tourist visa application processing and delivery services.

“This partnership marks an exciting new chapter for W Express. With our network of over 100 branches nationwide, we are thrilled to be of service to more Filipinos. By making this dream destination more accessible and convenient to reach, we are helping aspiring travelers and Korean culture enthusiasts turn their travel aspirations into reality. We are proud to play a part in enabling more Filipinos to experience the rich culture and beauty of Korea,” said Dawn Feliciano, Chairman/President of W Express.

Ahn Kyu Suk, KVAC Managing Director, expressed, “Partnering with W Express brings us immense delight as we work towards enhancing the visa application experience for Filipino travelers. This collaboration perfectly aligns with our mission to simplify and streamline the process, allowing applicants to concentrate on planning their trips rather than the logistics of visa application. We couldn't think of a better partner for this endeavor."

Earlier this year, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea unveiled initiatives to streamline the visa application process. Through this collaboration, Filipino applicants can now conveniently submit their Tourist Visa (C 3-9) applications at any W Express branch, eliminating the requirement for in-person submissions. Meanwhile, non-Filipino applicants and those applying for different visa types are still required to submit their applications in person.

The application and delivery fee of P1,900 per person is payable on-site; delivery fee is subject to change depending on location. The entire process, from the submission of your application to W Express to the delivery of your passport, usually spans 14-16 working days.

With W Express, obtaining a Korean Tourist Visa is now easier than ever. Let our dedicated team at W Express assist you in simplifying your travel preparations - visit us today!

For more information, visit our website at or contact us at (02) 8879-8888. To get the latest updates on promotions and latest offerings, follow our Facebook and Instagram official pages.

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Discover Amazing Deals with Camella HomeDASH Program


A Foundation to Rise From and a Future to Soar Towards with Camella

Imagine the pride and satisfaction as you unlock the door to your forever home, a space that culminates your aspirations and hard work for yourself and your loved ones.

Homeownership is a tangible symbol of accomplishment, a foundation for a secure future, and a testament to a person’s ability to build something of lasting value. This goes even deeper for Filipinos: a birthplace and the places where one create memories hold a special spot in their hearts. It is where we create irreplaceable childhood memories, develop a sense of community, and forge lifelong connections. Owning a home in one’s town, or even close by, allows them to reconnect with those roots, continue traditions, and create a space for future generations to shape their own memories.

Forever Takes Place in Camella

Camella developments are themed neighborhoods inspired by the most beautiful places in the world

Camella understands the deep significance of owning a home in Filipino culture. More than bricks and mortar, homes are a place to build lasting memories, raise a family, celebrate life's milestones, and a place one holds dear no matter where life takes them. 

Camella communities are built with amenities that foster an environment for family festivities, friendly competitions, and lifelong connections. 

For those looking to return to their roots or establish a base close to their loved ones, Camella HomeDASH program makes achieving this dream easier than ever. Camella offers various home financing options and special deals to fit your needs, whether for a Ready for Occupancy (RFO) home, a Non-Ready for Occupancy (NRFO) development, or a lot-only property. 

HomeDASH: Discover Amazing Specials for Homebuyers

The HomeDASH program is an all-in platform to easily navigate the homeownership journey. Whether eager to move in or have time to plan your dream home, Camella offers a variety of options that meet your aspirations:

Ready-for-Occupancy (RFO) Homes

Camella RFO homes are ideal for those who want to move in right away. Skipping the wait and construction time frame, these homes are move-in ready, allowing you to settle in as soon as the paperwork and payments are finalized. RFO homes are also a great option for investors, as they can start generating rental income quickly with minimal vacancy periods. 

The most beautiful thing Camella has created through the decades are the endearing memories in the hearts of Camella families.

Purchase a Camella RFO home and design your space with amazing appliances as much as 

PHP 200,000 from AllHome! With your Camella RFO home purchase, your appliances will be ready for delivery and setup, allowing you to immediately settle in with everything you need. Decorating your new home will be an exciting experience as everything you will need await to elevate your living space. 

Non-Ready for Occupancy (NRFO) Developments and Lot Only Properties

Camella has built homes that realize the dream of ownership for every Filipino family.

Perfect for those who enjoy planning ahead, Camella NRFO developments and lot-only properties allow buyers to secure their forever home at their own pace.  This is ideal for those not rushing to move in and taking time to visualize their dream space. NRFO properties offer the benefit of flexible financing plans that spread out the monthly down payment, making homeownership more manageable.

Moreover, lot-only purchases grant complete freedom to choose the perfect location within a Camella community and build the dream home from the ground up at a later date.  Both options come with the added advantage of the HomeDASH, offering attractive financing options and as much as PHP 500,000 discount on the total contract price

Maximize your savings and enhance your new home:

Building a dream home or securing a future lot to build your property in Camella comes with even greater rewards! The HomeDASH program offers an exciting post-dates cheque (PDC) incentives exclusively for NRFO properties and lot-only purchases.

Here is how it works:

  1. Eligible properties: This incentive applies to both NRFO homes and Lot Only purchases.

  2. Maximizing incentives: To enjoy the full benefit of the incentive, buyer is required to issue post-dated cheques (PDCs) covering your entire down payment term.

  3. Time-bound offer: Please note that to be eligible for the PDC incentive, the buyer must issue their PDCs within the first three (3) months of their down payment term.

  4. Gift certificate rewards: By utilizing the PDC option for monthly down payment, buyer may qualify for as much as PHP 50,000 AllHome gift certificates to furnish and decorate their forever homes in style. 

Financing Options, Construction, and House Turnover

The exact timeline for construction will vary depending on your chosen property and financing options. Here is a general overview to help you plan ahead:

  1. Financing Your NRFO Home

  • Bank financing: Construction begins after full down payment to the developer is paid for. 

  • Deferred cash: Construction commences after 70 percent of the down payment has been paid for. 

  1. Lot-Only Purchases: Home construction begins after full payment for the lot is paid for.

With Camella NRFO properties and lot-only options, buyers can secure their forever home and transform it into a space that reflects their unique style. They can personalize every corner, transforming the new property into a home that reflects their personality, and relish in making your space truly their own.

Do not miss a chance to avail these special deals! 

Do not miss out on this exciting opportunity! Visit your nearest Camella office today. Our representatives can guide you through the HomeDASH program information and financing options and help you find your forever home. 

Terms and conditions apply. Promo is valid until May 31, 2024. 

Learn more about Camella here:

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