Thursday, December 8, 2022
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
|Photo of "Early Traders" a painting by Amorsolo at the iconic The Manila Hotel|
At the PinoyLUG x Project Amorsolo art exhibition, which takes place at The Manila Hotel's Art Gallery from November 28, 2022 to January 16, 2023, will see Fernando Amorsolo's works in a new light as they transform into LEGO brick mosaic art renderings (near Fiesta Pavilion).
In celebration of its 60 years of improving health and nutrition in the Philippines, Bayer unveiled its brand-new PHP 750 million office.
The four-level, hybrid workplace, and forward-looking office, which is situated at Science Hub Tower 1 at McKinley Hill Cyberpark, Taguig City, unifies the central operations of its Crop Science, Pharmaceuticals,
"To commemorate our 60th year, we invested PHP 750 million in a new office, from which we will continue to provide Filipino farmers, patients, and consumers with our cutting-edge goods, services, and solutions. According to Bayer Philippines Managing Director and Country Division Head for Pharmaceuticals Angel Michael Evangelista, this is in accordance with Bayer's mission of "Health for All, Hunger for None."
As a life science company and a global leader in healthcare and nutrition, Bayer is reshaping the conventional office model into a dynamic space enabling hybrid work while prioritizing collaboration and employee wellbeing.
Previously located in three locations in Metro Manila and Laguna, the new Bayer office in the Philippines is designed around Bayer’s Next Normal Office Concept (NNOC).
With spacious, and co-work style space, the office features a variety of formal and informal work areas with sit-to-stand ergonomic desks and chairs, stationary bike desks, stand-alone pods for individual calls or virtual meetings, and huddle spaces for quick group catch-ups. Meeting rooms of various sizes feature state-of-the-art video conferencing equipment to help employees easily collaborate with colleagues globally.
As Bayer fosters an inclusive and diverse workforce and culture, the new office has a multi-faith room, deaf-friendly safety alarms, braille on key signages, a mother’s room for nursing moms situated on two out of four floors, and gender-neutral toilets located on all floors.
Employees can also enjoy recreational facilities such as chess, air hockey, foosball, and sub-soccer tables located along employee locker hallways or in the Work Cafe, a dedicated game room and nap areas, plus a gym with free fitness classes.
Driving sustainability through its Bayer Kubo program
Bayer is also running sustainability programs in the country that combine the expertise of its Crop Science, Pharmaceuticals, and Consumer Health divisions to help address sustainability challenges around agriculture and health.
Its flagship Bayer Kubo program focuses on supporting smallholder farming communities in partnership with ASSIST Asia. It includes capacity-building programs around reproductive health and family planning, self-care, nutrition, and agri-oriented financial management and best practices.
“With the growing role of women in Philippine agriculture, who are often challenged to care for both the home and the field, we’re supporting women farmers, farmers’ wives’, their families, and the community through various initiatives around health, wellness, and sustainable agricultural practices,” said Evangelista.
The program aims to empower over 100 women farmers, as community champions that will ensure continued knowledge sharing and capacity building to train additional 1,500 community members on the best practices of family planning, farmer self-care, and smallholder farmer support.
Friday, December 2, 2022
Responsible pet owner understands the importance of providing their furry pals with the best care and quality time. As a supporter of both causes, the company opened their first event by serving as a source for superior canine care.
Free inside booths offering a variety of canine services were constructed to accommodate the pet participants, as pawfectly made by Doggo. Included in this activity are the following: the Clinic, where dogs received free checkups from veterinarians, the Insurance, which offered free insurance to protect them in case of emergencies, and the Photobooth, which offered free and limitless pictures so that pet parents could immortalize their special date with the furry kids.
It's also gratifying to welcome a new furry family member into your house, and thanks to Doggo and PAWSsion Project, an adoption drive was organized at the event. Doggo frequently partners with PAWSsion Project, a nonprofit dog rescue and rehabilitation group that was virtually simultaneously founded as Doggo in order to raise awareness of the realities of strays in the nation and increase adoption rates. At the occasion, Doggo served as a matchmaker for stray dogs and 15 stray dogs can find new homes with the aid of dog lovers. And just like any other parties, goodies and merchandise were also up for grabs which were made possible in partnership with participating brands, Amazon Pumps and Purreetty.
For the tail-wagging-worthy highlights, the canine companions proved to be more than just pets as witnessed at the event’s competition segment. Showcasing their talents, it was cuteness overload at the Trick and Treat Booth as dogs exhibited their learned tricks where they got rewarded with a pack of treats. The Doggo Marathon brought the whole pack howling as they got to do what they love most – running. The track was intentionally designed to be unbarricaded to encourage a deeper connection between dogs and their owners. Each doggo marathoner dashed at their fastest pace while being timed, and the one with the shortest time recorded was pronounced the winner. A speedy Shih Tzu named ‘Panpan’ won the race against 200 other dogs with a record of less than three seconds, bagging a prize money of P10, 000.
Habitat for Humanity Philippines launches Christmas campaign, inspires Filipinos to help build homes for every Juan
Monday, November 28, 2022
If you’re a big fan of beauty and fashion in general, know that there are tons of great business options that you could try. This sector is enormous too, and one that you can enter with a much smaller investment than many people think. You could decide to sell products, offer services, or provide information if you wish. The most important step is identifying a profitable niche that you’re comfortable with and getting to work. Let’s take a look at a few business ideas for beauty and fashion lovers.
Open a Lash Clinic
One of the things you could do is open your very own lash clinic. This is a booming niche at the moment, and you can open a clinic on a modest budget, but you’ll first need certification to operate and insurance for treatments.
Know, however, that lash extension training is very easy, and you can find online lash training that will allow you to get your formation from the comfort of your home. If you choose the right lash extension course, you will get all you need to perform procedures safely and efficiently. Clinics like
Lash and Brow Studio have a great lash training course that you can complete in as little as four hours. Once you’re done and you have completed your case studies, you’ll have everything you need to start a lash business in the UK lawfully.
Friday, November 25, 2022
Friday, November 18, 2022
|Buy-dol Philippines from Home Credit Philippines|
Home Credit Philippines (HCPH), the lifestyle partner of every Filipino, recently unveiled a new campaign video for the company's The Great 0% Interest Festival, which features Moira dela Torre, the brand's ambassador. This comes after the launch of the biggest and grandest 0% interest sale in the country.
The new commercial video, which was introduced on Home Credit's Facebook and YouTube accounts, was inspired by a well-known Philippine reality TV singing competition in which Moira served as a judge. Moira appears as one of the panelists on Home Credit's "Buy-dol Philippines" in the recently released ad film.
|Home Credit brand ambassador Moira dela Torre with Buy-dol hopefuls|
A few Buy-dol hopefuls perform songs about the goods that customers can purchase through Home Credit at 0% interest this Christmas season in the ad video, which aims to promote and raise awareness about The Great 0% Interest Festival.
Wednesday, November 16, 2022
Mang Inasal, the country's Grill Expert, has a new chicken inasal aficionado -- Miss Earth Australia 2022 Sheridan Mortlock!
Mortlock recently highlighted her delight at getting to try Mang Inasal with fans in one of her posts on her Instagram Story.
In one post, she enthused, "We're dining good tonight," holding MangInasal's newest dish, the Mang Inasal Family Fiesta.
On Kumu, where she livestreamed her Mang Inasal mukbang, she extended an invitation to her followers. Sheridan expressed her gratitude to Mang Inasal for the delectable gift and appeared to enjoy her lunch.
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Monday, November 14, 2022
You have three choices to get somewhere when traveling around the metro: you can drive there and pay costly gas prices, book a ride-sharing app that is also a bit pricey, or try your luck with public transport and be hassled.
Lines waiting for buses, jeeps, or trains that seem to not end — you might have been at the crossroads and convinced yourself to stay home instead. That has been the situation for many, more so after the reopening of lives after the long lockdowns.
However, more recently, many Filipinos have turned to bike commuting. It has become a normal sight to see people riding their bicycles around major cities. Despite the country’s unpredictable weather, more and more can be seen pedaling by themselves or even cycling in groups. They ride their bikes both for recreational and essential purposes like staying physically active, running errands, and heading to work.
Furthermore, bicycles are now turning into more ideal modes of transportation as they can easily squeeze their way into the frantic metro traffic and even squeeze through alleys and shortcuts that would otherwise not be accessible by cars.
But more than these reasons, many have turned to biking not only to stay away from the hassle of road transport but to lessen their carbon footprint. The conversations on how global warming is severely affecting the environment worldwide, primarily due to the excessive consumption of fossil fuels for transportation, have pushed more environmentally conscious people to look for sustainable alternatives to replace fossil fuels.
Social anxiety is a common condition. It refers to anxiety that’s specifically experienced in social situations or in anticipation of social interactions. Common symptoms include a rapid heart rate, intense fear of social situations, hyperventilation, and avoidance of all social situations.
If you have social anxiety, the thought of getting together with family and friends during Thanksgiving might make you feel a bit overwhelmed. From taking Brillia ADHD for relaxation to playing the “Worst-Case Scenario” game, here are five tips for dealing with social anxiety during Thanksgiving.
Saturday, November 12, 2022
|Yankee Candles Philippines|
Both can attest to Lazada’s strong support and technological strengths that can play a pivotal role to an entrepreneur’s journey. They are shining examples of how Lazada enables its sellers to thrive and #AddValuetoLife by providing a platform for sellers to turn their passions into a livelihood.
A skincare enthusiast, Rizza always dreamed of starting her own skincare brand, and was looking for a way to earn a living to pay off her debts. “I used to be a hotelier with zero experience in business,” says Rizza.
After her stint abroad, she decided to come back to Manila, pursue a day job, and build her first business, Whim Manila, offering wallpapers and stickers. When her business boomed, she decided to quit her day job to focus on Whim.
Realizing that there were a few skincare products that worked well for Filipina skin and being moved by a film called ‘A Plastic Ocean’ in 2017, Rizza came up with Lana PH pursing her dream of having her own skincare line that are mindful and conscious of the environment.
From initially focusing on Lana PH’s website, offering gentle and effective products like their DNA Repair Elixir, Hydrating Rice Toner, and Skin Protect Brightening Sunblock, she then decided to set up shop on Lazada. Getting onboarded as a Lazada seller helped not only Lana PH but also her other brands such as Mink, a skincare brand that focuses on helping women take care of their intimate area, Talaala, a customized and sustainable jewelry brand, and Ambush Clothing, a streetwear line.
She credited Lazada for giving them access to a wide customer base. Getting exposure and promotions was a welcome bonus as well for brand equity. She also cited Lazada’s account managers as invaluable partners to her businesses’ growth, along with
Lazada’s data-driven seller tools. This includes Business Advisor and Lazada University, which equipped Rizza and her team with optimal business strategies using advanced data and analytics. “Do things even if you’re scared. You won’t know what’s on the other side of the fence if you don’t try,” says Rizza.
Another successful entrepreneur who found her footing on Lazada is AiAi of Nala Woman, a company that offers organic and sustainable feminine care products. “Being on Lazada has helped a new business like ours grow exponentially, especially during the pandemic when online shopping was the new normal for essential goods,” says Aiai, who launched the company in response to the lack of feminine care options in the country. She notes that the variety of sanitary pads in supermarkets have not changed since the 70s, and that there are few sustainably-made options in the country.
Nala Woman offers feminine care products made without any chemicals, and are clinically-tested to be hypoallergenic. The company’s goal is to normalize “taboo” topics about women’s and menstrual health. According to Aiai, being on Lazada enables them to promote Nala Woman’s meaningful cause along with their products.
“Some of our customers on Lazada have also turned into partners for our Pledge A Pad campaign,” she says. “Together with our donors and partners, our mission is to collect and distribute eco-friendly sanitary napkins every month to schools, orphanages, and women’s shelters around the Philippines.”
With all the opportunities and innovative eCommerce tools it provides, Lazada proves to be more than a platform and a business partner as sellers continue to trust Lazada in expanding their operations. By supporting its sellers’ causes, building them up for success, and paving the way for exponential growth, Lazada builds a more dynamic and inclusive marketplace to serve and support the Filipino community.
Know how you can start your journey as a seller today by visiting Lazada. Keep posted on the latest updates by following https://www.facebook.com/LazadaPhilippines, https://www.instagram.com/lazadaph/, and https://twitter.com/LazadaPH.
Friday, November 11, 2022
UnionDigital Banks 1.73-M Customers in Four Months, Onboards PDAX as First Corporate Account Customer
UnionDigital Bank, the digital banking subsidiary of Union Bank of the Philippines, today announced that it has acquired 1.73- M customers, reached US$ 70-M in loan book size, and collected US$ 50-M in deposits from its first four months of operations in the country. UnionDigital Bank has achieved double-digit growth in digital loans to mass market communities through ecosystem partnerships powered by UnionBank.
“Since our launch, UnionDigital Bank has been focusing on serving the needs of the underserved communities within UnionBank by offering digital deposit and lending products to our ecosystem, and we will continue to support the needs of these customers with additional products over time,” shared Arvie de Vera, co-founder, President, and CEO, UnionDigital Bank. “The series of milestones that we have been able to achieve is a testament to the strong execution power of the team, in accordance with our community-led business model.” De Vera further credits this achievement to the Digital Bank’s “laser focus” on the fundamentals: prioritizing the balance sheet.
“As a bank we’re very clear: it’s not just about having a cool app or millions of users who don’t generate revenue - it’s about a balance sheet. It’s about growing the loan book because that’s where the revenues come from- it doesn’t come from payments, it doesn’t come from sign ups. Valuation is great, but it’s not profitability.”
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Grab your most desired items at 0% interest rates through Home Credit from almost 10,000 stores nationwide!
The most awaited season for Filipinos is fast approaching --signaling the most beautiful time of the year for giving and sharing. Get ready to fill your hearts with your most wish-listed items for yourself and your loved one and embark on the most exciting shopping season of the year!
Want something for your monitos and monitas? Or have you been wanting to reward yourself for a year of hard work? Better not pout, better not let your wallets cry because a huge blowout is coming to town!
As a holiday treat for Filipino customers, Home Credit Philippines (HCPH), the lifestyle partner of every Filipino, launches The Great 0% Interest Festival with over 50,000 products offered at 0% interest rates at almost 10,000 partner stores nationwide.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022
|The Manila Hotel Christmas Tree 2022|
On November 9, The Manila Hotel has officially signaled the beginning of its holiday celebration with the lighting of its Christmas Tree. Decked with dazzling lights, flower printed ornaments, red woven birds, and glittering tinsels, the Christmas Tree is befitting to be the focal point of the Grand Lobby.
Joining Manila Hotel President Atty. Joey Lina in lighting the tree are special guests, Department of Tourism (DOT) Undersecretary Ferdinand “Kokoy” Jumapao, City of Manila Mayor Maria Sheilah “Honey” Lacuna Pangan, and City of Manila Vice Mayor John Marvin “Yul Servo” Nieto. The Office of the President Chorale then serenaded the crowd with Christmas carols.
This year’s yuletide décor was curated by Manila Hotel Creative Design Consultant Rachy Cuna, who paid homage to the artistry of the Filipino people. This is something the hotel has always championed as the True Heart of the Philippines.
|The Manila Hotel Christmas hamper 2022|
Monday, November 7, 2022
|Carousel stars Karyll Tatlonghari and Gian Magdangal|
Sunday, November 6, 2022
Philippine Heart Association recognizes 21 journalists and media entities with Platinum Heart Award 2022
|Ms. Leonila Garcia is one of the awarded journalists by The Philippine Heart Association|
The accolade recognizes the invaluable support from fearless and unrelenting media allies, that has elevated the Association’s Heart Healthy Lifestyle Advocacy to groundbreaking levels and mileage.
Media practitioners, themselves, took on a role as front liners. The majority caught the COVID-19 bug not just once or twice but also lost loved ones to the disease. However, like wounded soldiers, they remained committed to their craft, performing their roles to the hilt.
PHA Past President Dr. Orlando Bugarin acknowledged that through their tireless work, news of the PHA’s campaigns and awareness on cardiovascular health were spread throughout the nation “to all our countrymen.”
|Ms. Leony Garcia receives her plaque of appreciation from PHA|
Saturday, November 5, 2022