Thursday, March 30, 2023

Take Home the #AuraPortraitMaster vivo V27 Series via Credit Cards, Home Credit


Go ahead, reward yourself with The latest addition to vivo’s premium smartphone lineup -- the #AuraPortraitMaster vivo V27 series -- can now be purchased via Home Credit. Getting them using your credit card earns you more points. 

That's right. The recently released smartphone with the breakthrough Aura Portrait Algorithm designed to make your day and night photographs look like they were shot in a professional studio is now available with simple and flexible payment options. You may have your pocket studio and an improved smartphone experience with just a swipe, signature, and initial down payment.

Get it through Home Credit

Vivo and Home Credit Philippines, both devoted to assisting Filipinos with their technology and lifestyle demands, collaborated to offer flexible payment periods and reasonable monthly installment rates. Select the ideal payment plan for you, whether it's 9, 12, or even 18 months! Use the My Home Credit app for loan transactions that are faster, easier, and more integrated.

vivo V27e: Begin your smartphone photography experience with this premium phone for as little as 10% down payment and no interest rate. Pick a customizable installment term of up to 18 months for a monthly cost of PHP877! 

Earn rewards with your credit card

Major credit card companies also allow you to buy this new must-have phone without any problem. Furthermore, by purchasing the vivo V27 Series, you can earn incentives and improve your credit score.

vivo V27e: Get an amazing offer and pay as little as PHP708.29 each month for up to 24 months in installments - with no interest! As an accessory, you can now wear this beautiful phone with a minimalist design, thin grip, and flat frame and easily pair it with your professional or casual outfit.
vivo V27 5G: Take advantage of this fantastic offer and pay as little as PHP1,041.63 per month for up to 24 months at 0% interest. As the vivo V27 Series, you may enjoy an immersive gaming session free of lag and unexpected performance flaws.

Your very own pocket studio

It doesn't hurt to reward yourself with a dependable and stylish all-around digital partner as you strive for the life you desire.

The vivo V27 series with 256GB ROM with 12GB plus up to 8GB Extended RAM, the biggest extended RAM in this price range, and unique photochromic technology exclusive to vivo is every fashionista’s and multitasker’s dream digital partner. Sporting a 7.36mm lightweight and slim 3D curved screen, the thinnest in vivo V series history, the vivo V27 5G does not only provide an ultra-thin grip but also gives an immersive movie and gaming experience in full-view display.

Experience the change the aura light makes and seamlessly turn ordinary-looking portraits into professional ones whatever the lighting situation may be. Start the personal vlog you’ve always dreamed with this phone’s 50MP Eye AF Selfie camera and vlog movie mode, which guides the user throughout the entire vlogging process from planning, shooting to editing. Maximize the power of your pocket studio with an all-day 4,600     mAh battery + 66W Fast     Charge.

Don’t miss these amazing deals! Head to the nearest offline stores, kiosks and concept stores and get the vivo V27 Series! Visit vivo’s official website and its official Shopee, Lazada and TikTok stores for exclusive promos. Follow vivo on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and YouTube for more information.

Good eating habits will help you keep up with all of the summer activities


Summer in the Philippines is often the highest temperature of the year. And with this weather, it's the ideal time to travel across the country and enjoy some sunny adventures with family and friends. The heat, on the other hand, can have an effect on our overall health—we're more prone to dehydration and intestinal difficulties, which can ruin the fun.

Make the most of these relaxing months by remaining healthy and fueling your body with nutritious foods. Dr. Eca Lorenzo, internal medicine specialist and functional medicine practitioner, and Filipino plant-based company Sekaya recommend changes to our regular eating habits that will keep us energized throughout the summer.

Take advantage of fresh produce

Make the most of seasonal crops. April and May are prime months for fresh vegetables, with farmers harvesting crops and our own backyards brimming with goodies. "At this point, you observe that local in-season fruits such as mango, guyabano, coconut, rambutan, santol, pomelo, and pineapple are now more easily accessible at your local grocery store or market. Dr. Lorenzo says, "This can assist give more color and variety to your plates, helping you to obtain as many nutrients as possible." "It's also important to stay hydrated by eating more vegetables with high water content, such as lettuce, tomato, and broccoli, and add spinach and eggplant to your diet."

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Petron introduces Petron’s Best Motorcycle Engine Oil, Petron Sprint 4T HTP!


Petron Company showcased their top-of-the-line Petron Sprint 4T HTP motorcycle engine oil at the 15th Inside Racing Cycle Festival and Trade Fair, held March 24-26, 2023 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, Manila.

Visitors to the Petron booth learned more about the Petron Sprint 4T HTP (High-Temperature Protection) Fully Synthetic SAE10W40 Motorcycle Oil, specifically about its advanced Thermal Control System (TCS) additive technology, which improves the oil's thermal endurance, volatility profile, and oxidation stability. The Petron Sprint 4T HTP is the ideal companion for high-performance motorcycles such as big, sports, and adventure bikes.

If you want the best performance, the Petron 4T HTP will 'Upgrade Your Ride From The Inside' by improving gear and engine performance, protection, proactive cleaning power, and excellent heat resistance even in difficult driving conditions are all provided. Petron Sprint 4T HTP provides the finest corrosion and rust protection for the discerning rider who can get the most out of his motorbike engine.

Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts stopped by the Petron booth at the 15th Inside Racing Bike Festival to get a closer look at Petron's best motorcycle engine oil, which is specially formulated for modern, high-performance motorcycles in extreme riding conditions and is suitable for use in both air-cooled and liquid-cooled four-stroke motorcycle engines.

Petron Sprint 4T HTP is available nationally at Petron stations and retail shops, as well as on e-commerce platforms Shopee and Lazada.

Monday, March 27, 2023

DTI holds Bagsakan sa Intramuros for foreign and local tourists


As travel and tourism meet with this year's summer season, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is bringing unique products from throughout the country closer to travelers through the special Bagsakan sa Intramuros event, which will take place from March 25 to April 2 at the Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila City. Just in time for the grand opening of the DTI's latest Go Lokal! In 2022, the Bagsakan will exhibit 30 firms and their local products from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao at the walled city of Intramuros, Asia's Top Tourism Destination.

The week-long event, organized by the DTI Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP) in collaboration with the DTI-Regional Operations Group and in collaboration with the Intramuros Administration and Manila Canvas, will feature unique Filipino products from CAR, Region 2, 3, 4A, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and the NCR for foreign and local tourists to enjoy.

Regional delicacies, premium Philippine wines and healthy beverages, Filipino snacks, cookies, and pastries, traditional and modern apparel made from indigenous textiles, fashion accessories, handicrafts and wooden items, home decor, gifts, and souvenir items, and a full range of personal care and wellness products are all available for purchase.

In celebration of the grand opening of the DTI Go Lokal! Store x Manila Canvas on

March 27, tourists, buyers and students are invited to join exciting activities free of


 March 30 - Struggles and Success: Let’s Talk Business! with speakers, Aloy Chua,

CEO & Founder of Roots Collective; Wado Tan Siman, owner of Wadoughs Cake

Studio; and Khaz Raza, Climate Change DRR Expert

 March 31 - Store Tour of Manila Canvas for invited Tour Operators and Tour Guides

 April 1 – Workshop: Pottery Making by Ili Likhaan

 April 2 - Heritage: Forum and Guided Tour with Tranvia by Benjamin Canapi

The Go Lokal! store serves as a one-stop shop for the best locally manufactured products that genuinely embody the character of the Philippines. The Shop and Bagsakan events are fantastic ways to support Filipino companies and craftsmen while immersing yourself in the Philippines' rich culture and traditions. Visitors and resellers can place large purchases for scheduled delivery straight from manufacturers.

The following companies will be present at Bagsakan: Kenro Boutique, Four H Handicraft, Alion Kapit Bisig SEA-K Association, Amanda's Marine Products, Beakris House of Goodies, Gloria's Delicacies, Magpoc's Araro Cookies, Ruthy's Food Products, Terio's Food Products, Tess Enterprise, Willy's Cashew Nuts, Diana Stalder, Harito Food Products, JMU Belt Collection, Let Eat Go, Philia, Switsis Food Products, Sweetstyle Beadworks, Luckygemsbiz and General Merchandise, Cerra Furniture, La Herminia Pina Woven Products, JER Shellcraft. Ma. Delza’s Native Products, Angie's Yakan, Kyla Amazing Soybeans, Marc Daniels Food Products, Moonlight Handicrafts, Philippine Craft Distillers Inc., Sanja's Enterprises, YZHNY Food Products, and Tingting Handicrafts.

For more updates on upcoming Bagsakan activities, national fairs, and programs for MSMEs, join the DTI-BDTP Community on Viber and follow us on our official social media accounts at: Facebook (@DTI.BDTP); Instagram (@dti.bdtp); Twitter (@dti_bdtp); Tiktok (@dti.bdtp); and YouTube. For inquiries, you may also email BDTP Director Marievic M. Bonoan at

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Teaching Kids about Financial Literacy


According to research, many financial habits are formed by the age of seven. If good habits are not introduced to them or established early, it will be more challenging to guide our children in the proper direction. Based on my own experience growing up, it was difficult for me to adjust to 'adulting,' simply because I had poor money management back then. I used to see myself shopping online too often and would use such kind of life because I used to reason that it was a form of stress therapy. It took a while for me to set the records straight and learn how to save for the 'rainy days.' 

But as parents, we need to start educating our children about money matters in order for them to avoid the same mistakes we've had. I don't want my nephew and nieces to find themselves one-day missing rent payments or running up too much credit card debt because they were too careless. So, here I've made some tips to help guide the kids about financial literacy the fun and easy way:

Make them work for their money.

Children will learn to utilize money more responsibly if they have to work for it. Many parents give their kids an allowance each week to pay for chores. Giving a child an allowance can also aid with budgeting lessons. 

Allow part-time gigs

I allow my nephew Kyle to attend his band's gigs. He is currently the lead guitarist for the upcoming artist, Mizael. Provided that he will not neglect his studies. His studies should always be a priority. No ifs and buts about it. Aside from that being his passion, sometimes he would get singing gigs and he'd be paid for it. So it could be as simple as mowing the lawn of a neighbor or walking someone's dogs to the park--as long as they'd be able to earn money out of their own hard work, it's a good start.

Contribute to Purchases

If my nephew Kyle wanted to get something, I always see that he pays a portion of it. Every parent has probably experienced the pressure of constantly fielding requests for different video games or gadgets. Particularly younger children need to understand that you can only spend a certain amount on discretionary items purchased each month. Children will gain a better understanding of what goods cost if they are encouraged to pay half the price for a brand-new Lego set or a Barbie Doll accessory.

Encourage them to play online games that teach them the value of money

There are lots of free online money games for children that somehow give them at least a gist or understanding of how to be responsible with money. One website I've tried with Kyle is called The site itself has a plethora of game choices and for sure, there'll be something you'd be interested in or at least catch your fancy. From simulation games to role-playing, adventure games among many others. Each game has its own characteristics or underlying objectives. And with different game categories and genres, they can also be classified according to the players' age.

Do you like to solve puzzles or micro-manage resources? Real-time strategy or role-playing games might be better suited for you. But no matter what your interest is, there is definitely a game genre that will appeal to your taste from the said website. 

Thursday, March 23, 2023

5 Diets Suitable for IBS Sufferers


Healthy Diet is important for those with IBS

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says that 15% of people in the UK suffer from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). This chronic medical condition wreaks havoc on the gastrointestinal tract, and the symptoms can be both painful and frustrating. The extent of IBS differs between cases, but people typically have constipation, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain, which are bought on by changes within the gut. Part of living with IBS is eating the correct foods, which we’ll cover throughout this article. 

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

3 health concerns that affect Filipinas today


Being a woman comes with its own set of health issues. The truth is that your biological makeup has an effect on your overall health and raises your chance of certain disorders such as breast cancer and reproductive health problems.

"It is critical for women to be aware of the conditions that commonly affect them so that they may comprehend and take the necessary precautions to prevent its occurrence and seek medical consultation. If they are sick, they should see the right doctor," says Martin P. Manahan, MD, of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. Makati Medical Center (MakatiMed), is the top hospital in the Philippines.

GERD is a condition resulting from a recurrent backflow of gastric contents into the esophagus and adjacent structures causing troublesome symptoms and/or injury to the esophageal lining. It affects both men and women - but women experience its symptoms more frequently. Common symptoms more prominent in women include heartburn, regurgitation, or some of the extra-esophageal symptoms like cough and chest pain. Should one experience severe or frequent GERD symptoms, she should make an appointment with a gastroenterologist.

Monday, March 20, 2023



The Manila Hotel, in collaboration with the Manila Bulletin, will host an exhibit titled "Hatch" for the forthcoming Easter season in the Grand Lobby of The Manila Hotel. The Grand Dame surprises its guests throughout the month of April with the hotel lobby filled with brilliant Easter eggs.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

LRT 1 announces 2023 Holy Week LRT-1 schedule


Light Rail Manila Corporation, the private operator of LRT-1. LRT-1 will temporarily cease operations from April 6 (Holy Thursday) through April 9 (Easter Sunday) 2023 as part of the (LRMCannouncement )'s of its 2023 Holy Week schedule activities and system updates that are required.

From April 3 to April 5, 2023 (Easter Monday to Holy Wednesday), the LRT-1 will operate as usual, with the first trains leaving Baclaran and Roosevelt at 4:30am and the last trips departing at 10:15 p.m. from Roosevelt and 10:00 p.m. from Baclaran.

"From Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday, LRT-1 operations will be temporarily suspended to allow us to complete critical tasks, such as yearly preventative maintenance checks and enhancements to better serve our cherished passengers. This is a result of our dedication by offering LRT-1 travelers a safe, dependable, and convenient travel experience. We urge the general people to schedule their travel in advance," said Rolando J. Paulino III, the chief operating officer of LRMC.

On April 10, LRT-1 will begin regular service from Baclaran to Roosevelt Station (Monday).

For more updates and info on the LRT-1, follow LRMC on Facebook at, Twitter at @officialLRT1, or download the ikotMNL mobile app for free on Google Play and App Store.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

A call for Cultural Center of the Philippines' Rehabilitation


CCP Main Grounds

Having limited government budget to cover the major repairs, the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is actively seeking ways to raise funds for the rehabilitation of the Tanghalang Pambansa (CCP Main Building).

The CCP management organized a gala fund-raiser event, with an unforgettable night of cocktails, chamber music, and opera, featuring world-renowned Filipino tenor Arthur Espiritu, soprano Stefanie Quintin, and the PPO Chamber Ensemble, held on March 14 at The Manila Polo Club in Makati City.

“There is much to be done. We still need to upgrade our sounds and the acoustic system of our theaters. Our limited budget doesn’t include the refurbishment of the interiors. Our dressing rooms need to be revamped. We are also planning to convert some offices into public spaces. To make our vision of a globally competitive, sustainable, and future-ready CCP, we need funds. So, we appeal to everyone to be part of this worthwhile endeavor,” said CCP president Margie Moran-Floirendo.

The initial fund-raising effort kick-started during the Bulawan: The CCP 50th Anniversary Gala in 2019, with the BDO Unibank Inc. underwriting the gala concert and donating the first Php 1 million.

For the first phase of the private sector fund-raising campaign for 2023, the CCP rolls out various packages that government institutions, non-government organizations, business companies, and generous individuals can avail to be part of this worthwhile cause.

Launched during the fund-raiser event at The Manila Polo Club, there are two types of sponsorship packages that generous organizations and individuals can avail: the Institutional Sponsorship

Package 2023 and the CCP Anniversary Gala Sponsorship Package 2023. Under Institutional Package, there are four cash sponsorship categories – Platinum (priced at Php 10 million), Gold (priced at Php 8million), Silver (priced at Php 5 million, and Bronze (priced at Php 2million).

Each package category has corresponding inclusions and perks of partnerships. For sponsorship packages, contact Gemma Marco at or Vince Oliquiano at

“To reach our target, the management is looking at auctioning off the naming rights of our theaters and other venues. We have done this before with our Tanghalang Manuel Conde, which was named after the Dream Broadcasting Company. We are intensively appraising how to maximize this strategy,” said Moran-Floirendo.

But why should organizations and individuals support the CCP and its rehabilitation? “Over half a century since the curtain of the Main Theater rose with Gintong Salakot: Isang Dularawan, the CCP has enriched the lives of generations of Filipinos with virtuosos of our land and of the world. The CCP has brought in our midst the most renowned musicians and performers, discovered and burnished the talent of our most promising artists, and brought them up with pride to the world’s recognitions. Truly, the CCP has offered a glimpse of the soul of the Filipino people,” said CCP chairman Dr. Jaime C. Laya.

As the premiere art institution of the country, the Center strengthens the country's cultural branding and helps in national development by bringing diverse and accessible cultural experiences to the public in the Philippines and beyond.

“With this in mind, we are trying to do our part to address the calls of the modern time and keep our Main Building running for the next 50 more years,” enthused Moran-Floirendo. Averaging 900 shows a year pre-pandemic, the CCP is quite adamant to help deepen the Filipino identity and tell the social realities through thought-provoking and heart-warming stories within and beyond the Philippines shores that transcend on and off the stage.

The rehabilitation will last for three years. As an architectural icon, the management ensures to remain true to the design of National Artist Leandro Locsin, with no drastic changes to the architecture. The rehabilitation will address the wear and tear of the building accumulated through the years.

“We hope to complete the rehabilitation by 2025, so we can open our venues again to the public in 2026. When we reopen the CCP Main Building, the public can expect a globally competitive performance venue and tourist destination,” said Moran-Floirendo.

Even though the building is closed, CCP programs and projects continue, with performances, productions and shows happening at the newly-launched Tanghalang Ignacio B. Gimenez (CCP Blackbox Theater) and partner venues such as the Metropolitan Theater, the Samsung Theater, and the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

For more information, visit the website ( Follow the official CCP social media accounts in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tiktok for the latest updates on CCP shows and programs.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Cardinal Santos Medical Center advises regular screening for colon cancer prevention this Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month


Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the Philippines, coming in third after cardiovascular and cerebrovascular illnesses. But did you know that colon cancer is the Philippines' second most common cancer?

"We're aware of all these cancers, breast cancer, of course, being the most prevalent, then we have lung cancer, reproductive cancers like cervical, ovarian, and prostate cancer. Unfortunately, colon cancer is more widespread than we realize," according to Cardinal Santos Medical Center's (CSMC) Dr. Kristine Monte is a resident oncologist.

As abnormal cell growths or polyps begin to multiply in the colon lining and rectum, colon cancer begins in the large intestine. Colon cancer, like most cancers, can spread to other regions of the body if left untreated.
"Colon cancer can strike anyone, of any gender or age," Monte stated. "Even if you have no family history of colon cancer, you may be at risk if you are prone to heavy drinking and smoking, eating too much-processed foods and red meat, being overweight or obese, or having Type 2 diabetes."

Monday, March 13, 2023

Upgrade to the UnionBank SSS UMID Pay Card


SSS Umid card with UnionBank

In case you missed it, Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) has collaborated with the Social Security System (SSS) to launch the new UnionBank SSS UMID ATM Pay Card, which serves as both a government-issued ID card and an ATM card linked to a UnionBank savings account.

Since its introduction, many qualified SSS members have upgraded to a UnionBank SSS UMID ATM Pay Card and are now reaping the benefits. "I tried to apply the same day I noticed the SSS post [about the card] on Facebook," Kenneth Sulmayor, a 32-year-old business owner, said. "I went to my My.SSS account, shared my consent, downloaded the UnionBank app and applied. After that, I received an email confirmation that my application was successful. “It’s very easy, since the instructions on how to get the Pay Card are clear on the app,” shared 38-year-old call center agent, Ryan Abouelo. “UnionBank’s app is also easy to navigate.”

SSS members should anticipate their upgraded UMID cards to arrive sooner. Sulmayor received his UnionBank SSS UMID ATM Pay Card about 15 banking days after applying on the UnionBank app, whereas Abouelo received his within two weeks. UnionBank also ensures that the cards are distributed in a safe and secure manner. "[The courier] is pretty stringent; they will not release the card if the owner is not present to receive it," Sulmayor explained. "Even then, they asked for my ID to check. There was not any hassle."

Holders can also use their UnionBank SSS UMID ATM Pay Card in a variety of ways. One SSS member, a 23-year-old HR officer, related her friend's upgrade experience. 

SSS members should anticipate their upgraded UMID cards to arrive sooner. Sulmayor received his UnionBank SSS UMID ATM Pay Card about 15 banking days after applying on the UnionBank app, whereas Abouelo received his within two weeks. Sulmayor, on the other hand, has already attempted to use the card for bank transactions. "It's just like a regular bank account; the transaction proceeded smoothly," he remarked. "I transferred monies from my other bank account to this [UnionBank Pay Card account]."

These users, and many more like them, have nothing but positive things to say about their new UnionBank SSS UMID ATM Pay Card, from the uncomplicated application process to the speedy processing.

"It's like opening a savings account. It's quick and simple, and you can get help from both SSS and UnionBank. It's a fantastic opportunity."

Interested? Right now, qualified SSS members can apply for or upgrade their card to the UnionBank SSS UMID Pay Card, which is connected to a regular savings account and does not require a minimum amount to be maintained. Members will be able to get their Social Security benefits.

Members will also be able to use the UnionBank mobile banking platform to check their balance, withdraw cash, transfer funds, pay bills, or deposit cash through UnionBank’s branches, self- service machines, and BancNet automated teller machines nationwide.

Upgrading to the UnionBank SSS UMID ATM Pay Card is FREE, and members who fund their account with a minimum of Php 1,000 are entitled to a free Jollibee eGC worth Php 200 and a chance to win a brand-new Mitsubishi Xpander GLS, or one of three iPhone 14 128GB units. This promo is extended to April 30, 2023 - so don’t miss out! To learn more about the UnionBank SSS UMID ATM Pay Card, visit

Thursday, March 9, 2023

The Rise of Empowered Lady Bossings: Women's League Improve Your Logistics Opportunities with Lalamove


Irene Rampola

Being a partner driver and a fleet owner has been made seemingly accessible for all by Lalamove, a leading on-demand delivery platform. This Women’s Month, meet the empowered “Lady Bossings” who empower other women in  Lalamove’s partner driver community. With its easy application process and fast approval, one can enjoy the luxury of working at their own pace while experiencing the perks of being a micro-entrepreneur.

Irene Rampola, a former employee of an automotive dealership company, decided to start her
fleet operations business after doing a thorough research and learning about Lalamove’s fleet
management program.

The ability to spend more time with her children is one of the benefits of starting a business for her. Her income from fleet management enabled her to provide for her family and begin the construction of their own home. They are able to do so with the assistance of the partner drivers under her supervision. Together, they are assisting one another in becoming "their own bosses" as micro-entrepreneurs.

After experiencing the numerous benefits of the fleet management program, she encourages other mothers to continue learning and to not be scared to try something new. "I'm not frightened to explore new things that were exclusively meant for males. I once drove my Lalamove truck. As well as get scheduled, so I can experience what it's like to be a partner driver. Lalamove empowers me to show people that gender will not define your success in life; it’s how you see things in life that matter,” Rampola added.

Partner driver twinning and winning in Lalamove

Joy Bell Jalandoni and Jovylyn Kabingue

Joy Bell Jalandoni and Jovylyn Kabingue, identical twins, earned a steady income with Lalamove as full-time motorbike partner drivers. Joy Bell was persuaded to join Lalamove and work as a microentrepreneur as a partner driver by her sister Jovylyn, who used to be an OFW in Qatar.
At the height of the pandemic.

The twins enjoy utilizing the platform since they can choose which orders to accept. And, like Rampola, they appreciate that Lalamove allows them to attend to their other responsibilities as moms to their children while still assisting their families financially. This is significant for Jovylyn, who is a single mom of an 11-year-old child.

Being a female partner driver has its benefits, but it also has its drawbacks. Joy Bell says she's lost count of the number of times she's faced discrimination for doing a job that most males are expected to do. Yet, with her chin up, she boldly informs skeptics, "Not all of them." Women should be confined to their homes. What matters is that you are able to assist your family and your husband. 

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Emirates recycles over 500,000 kg of plastic and glass


By 2023, Emirates will have recycled almost 500,000 kg of plastic.
Glass will be collected onboard for repurposing throughout the period of 2022. 500,000 kg is nearly the same weight as a fully loaded Emirates A380.

Emirates Cabin Crew work hard on every flight that lands in Dubai to quickly separate glass and plastic bottles before transporting them to a recycling factory in Dubai. Colored glass is separated and crushed. This 'cullet,' or recycled glass that is ready to be re-melted, is then delivered to a glass manufacturer. UAE manufacturers should incorporate in their batch mix for new bottles.

Plastic bottles are cleaned, chopped into flakes, melted into pellets, and shipped to manufacturers for use in the production of other plastic items. As a result, every year, Emirates and Emirates Flight Catering divert thousands of kilograms of glass and plastic from garbage.

Environmentally aware Emirates Cabin Crew proposed the glass and plastic recycling project onboard in 2019, as part of monthly webinars and events where they are given a forum to provide feedback and encouraged to submit creative ideas with relevant departments. The concept was favorably received and was put into action within a few weeks.

Emirates has a number of different projects that aim on reusing plastic and using sustainable materials whenever possible.

Monday, March 6, 2023

Celebrate the joys of summer with delicious Halo-halo from Mang Inasal


With its best-selling Extra Creamy Halo-Halo, Inasal, the country's Grill Specialist, ushers in the summer season. A TV advertisement featuring Mang Inasal brand ambassador Dimples Romana enjoying the Mang Inasal Extra Creamy Halo-Halo while dancing to the music kicks off the "Summer Sarap" campaign."Mas Macrema" track — a fun spin on the 90s smash song Macarena. The song stresses the additional creamy milk that enhances the flavor of the Mang Inasal dessert's ingredients.

"Halo-Halo is undoubtedly every Filipino's favorite, especially in the summer. This is why we're thrilled to celebrate summer by delivering our customers the Solid sa Sangkap, Extra Creamy Sarap Halo-Halo," said Mike V. Castro, business unit leader of Mang Inasal. "This is part of our 20th-anniversary celebration, which focuses on the commitment of Mang Inasal to continuously provide food superiority and the best value for money to our customers.”

Customers can enjoy Extra Creamy Halo-Halo and Crema de Leche Halo-Halo starting at P39 with the new 8 oz. add-on to complete their Ihaw-Sarap meals. Classic favorites Small and Regular Halo-Halo are also available for dessert and as snack treats. All Halo-Halo sizes can be ordered for dine-in, takeout, and delivery.

Want more Mang Inasal exclusives NOW? Visit for the latest
updates, for delivery deals, and follow Mang Inasal on social media!

Shangri-La Plaza hosts book launch and exhibit on stories and art in celebration of International Women's Day


Shangri-La Plaza spotlights Filipina creatives banding together and showcasing their experiences, stories, and creations with A Woman Unboxed at the East Atrium at 5PM in celebration of International Women's Day on March 8. 

The anticipated book launch and art exhibit are the result of a remarkable partnership between writer and publisher Gayle Certeza, who is launching her book, A Woman Unboxed and Other Tales of Growing Up, and a group of talented artists.

which explores the difficulties of motherhood, dreams, and ambitions via the techniques of assemblage and collage; and mixed media artist Mimi Tecson, whose own A Woman Unboxed pieces explore the complexities of motherhood, dreams, and aspirations through the mediums of assemblage and collage.

"This book is my ode to my ancestors. It honors my grandma, my dad, and my siblings—all of the sacrifices they took to get us this far. The novel travels through wounds and sufferings. The other side is propelled by hopes, dreams, and love," Certeza says.

"With my art, I hope to address the idea of feminine identity and the obstacles that come with being a mother, such as balancing career, family, and personal aspirations. Using a range of textures, colors, and patterns.  In terms of form, I want to create an environment that pushes viewers to reflect more thoroughly about women's responsibilities and expectations," Tecson says.

The event also features female writers Carissa Singson, Dina Pecaña, Edlyn Ng Cha, Gina Verdolaga, Kat Gomez-Limchoc, Maureen Sandejas, Rose Marie Yenko, Sonia Roco, and Tweet Sering who are leading talks about inspiration, creativity, and storytelling.

Discover the many ways women continue to positively impact lives with A Woman Unboxed at Shangri-La Plaza East Atrium on March 8, 5PM. For updates and inquiries, follow Shangri-La Plaza on Facebook at and on Instagram @shangrilaplazaofficial.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

You'll have more power in your hands with vivo Y02s’ upgraded 3GB+3GB Extended RAM and 64GB Storage


Vivo's compact yet powerful Y02s, which were released in December, have just gotten even more powerful with a storage increase. The vivo Y02s, one of the industry's thinnest smartphones today, now comes in a 3GB+3GB Extended RAM and 64GB storage configuration to provide vivo users with an even more powerful mobile phone experience.

Power for all

With its enhanced storage architecture, the vivo Y02s is poised to give unprecedented productivity and an uninterrupted experience. You can now keep all of your key programs, images, movies, and data in one place and access them whenever and wherever you choose. This big upgrade ensures that no interruptions, such as a slow interface or a sudden screen freeze, occur during multitasking for individuals who are continuously on the move.

Be like a Pro with the new Realme 10 Pro Series 5G, which is available at 0% interest with Home Credit


While we continue to face an increasingly fast-paced world, Filipinos are also adapting to the changes brought about by modern life's increased speed. With more options and chances around us, the necessity for a dependable and long-lasting equipment is critical to assisting Filipinos of various generations in balancing life and work.

Every Filipino Home Credit, in collaboration with the country's leading smartphone manufacturer realme Philippines, introduces a new era of smartphones - the realme 10 Pro Series 5G!

The realme 10 Pro 5G and realme 10 Pro+ 5G are poised to shock the midrange category with impressive specs and features, all at a reasonable price. Customers can also acquire these new devices through Home Credit with a customizable payment period and a 0% interest rate to make them more affordable.

Take on life like a pro! Here's how this new smartphone series can help you.

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