NEW Red Ribbon Creamy Caramel Dedication Cake: A must-try delightfully creamy, decadently caramel cake!

Creamy Caramel Dedication Cake
NEW Creamy Caramel Dedication Cake

Soft, milky, and melts-in-your-mouth, the Red Ribbon Creamy Caramel Dedication Cake is reserved for the people dearest to you.



 

NEW Red Ribbon Creamy Caramel Dedication Cake:
A must-try delightfully creamy, decadently caramel cake!


An elevated take on the traditional Filipino-favorite caramel cake, the all-new Creamy Caramel Dedication Cake from Red Ribbon is made with soft vanilla chiffon filled and covered with milky caramel yema, and topped off with dainty icing flowers that will surely satisfy one's taste buds. It is also versatile as it can be enjoyed during birthdays, anniversaries, special holidays, or just regular days to satisfy those sweet cravings.

Moreover, this is a new thoughtful gift if you want to show your sweetest gratitude to the dearest people in your life. You can add a personalized heartfelt message written in the middle of the cake.

The new Creamy Caramel Dedication Cake is part of a series of flavor innovations from Red Ribbon’s Dedication Cakes line following the successful launch of the new Cookies & Cream Dedication Cake made with Mini Oreo cookies last year.

You will be pleasantly surprised at how affordable this melts-in-your-mouth creamy caramel cake is. Red Ribbon’s Creamy Caramel Dedication Cake is a steal at P760 only for the Regular size and P550 for the Junior size. 

It is available in all Red Ribbon stores in Luzon for takeout, pick up, or delivery through Red Ribbon Bakeshop on Messenger, Hotline #87777, Red Ribbon Delivery Website redribbondelivery.com.ph, Red Ribbon App which may be downloaded thru Google Play or the App Store, and via Grabfood or Foodpanda app.

The country’s undisputed number 1 e-wallet is on a mission to build the next generation of business leaders

Martha Sazon, GCash President and Chief Executive Officer
In hiring people, we at GCash do not simply look for someone to fill a vacancy, We want people who will not only do the basic requirements of their jobs but who truly share our vision and mission as a company and our commitment to make a positive impact on our community.

The country’s undisputed number 1 e-wallet is on a mission to build the next generation of business leaders

 

Behind every successful brand are men and women who imagine, develop, and make the products under it. It takes a highly motivated, committed, creative, and innovative team to make sure that a product does not only sell, but is constantly ahead of the competition by responding to the needs of those who will use it. This is something GCash, the undisputed number one mobile wallet app in the Philippines, understands — believing that its success is due to the quality of its product as much as the caliber of the set of people who make this happen.

At GCash, the training of future leaders is serious business and essential for innovation and providing better products and services for its customers, taking care of its employees, and continuing to do business with investors. With that in mind, the company recently launched a rigorous leadership development program called Accelerate@GCash, in partnership with reputable educational institutions Asian Institute of Management (AIM) and University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P). 

Accelerate@GCash consists of two programs: the Future Leaders Program (FLP) and Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), which are in partnership with the UA&P and AIM, respectively. Accelerate@GCash aims to equip talents with advanced leadership skills, develop them to respond to the dynamic environment and provide continuous learning support to maximize their full potential. The Future Leaders Program is a 10-week program for employees for managerial roles, while the Emerging Leaders Program is a 15-week program for senior manager and AVP roles. Both programs equip them with the right tools and skill set to become an effective leader at GCash, able to offer the best products and services for customers.

“In hiring people, we at GCash do not simply look for someone to fill a vacancy,” said Martha Sazon, GCash President and Chief Executive Officer. “We want people who will not only do the basic requirements of their jobs but who truly share our vision and mission as a company and our commitment to make a positive impact on our community.” She adds that the company is not simply a place of employment but a learning hub that provides an excellent training ground where the next generation of leaders can nurture their talents and skills. 

 

Ingrid Beroña, GCash Head of Enterprise Risk Management 

“I feel grateful to belong in a company that really invests in their talents,” said Ingrid Beroña, Accelerate@GCash graduate and GCash Head of Enterprise Risk Management. “I also feel privileged because I get to not just learn from the program, but also give some things in return to the company,” Beroña added.

With the Accelerate@GCash initiative, GCash is ensuring that good performance and potential are not only recognized, but nurtured and enhanced, equipping employees with the tools to develop their skills and raise their performance continuously, for the betterment of its products and services for customers, employees, and investors. Recently, GCash had their first batch of graduates and is already excited to develop their next batch of generation leaders.

 

Robert Conrad Gonzales, GCash Chief People Officer.

“At GCash, we don't just focus on building a better digital ecosystem for our users, but we also do our best to refine from within.,” said Robert Conrad Gonzales, GCash Chief People Officer. “We believe that it's important to equip our key talents with leadership and learning opportunities, and develop their skills in navigating the business. We want to provide them with continuous competency building support with self directed development programs,” Gonzales adds.

 

AJ Wang, Acquisition and Performance Marketing Head 

Recent Accelerate graduate and Acquisition and Performance Marketing Head AJ Wang shares that “leadership is formed when you are challenged by the people you work with. It offers you that exact environment for you to keep challenging yourself, to keep learning, all within the space of leadership at GCash.”

Sazon adds, “GCash’s Accelerate Leadership Programs are designed to equip our key talents with the best leadership skills to fast track their development. We want to develop our talents so they can respond more effectively and efficiently to today’s changing environment. As the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us, we have to be always ready to deal with the unexpected.”

GCash is committed to developing the kind of leaders that will develop the brand into something bigger and better - for its customers, for the communities it serves, for the country. We are the G Nation, for the Nation! 

For more information, visit www.gcash.com.

 

Bring home the (maple) bacon with Pizza Hut’s Maple Bacon Stuffed Crust Pizza

Pizza Hut’s Maple Bacon Stuffed Crust Pizza
Bring home the (maple) bacon with Pizza Hut’s Maple Bacon Stuffed Crust Pizza

 Bring home the (maple) bacon with Pizza Hut’s Maple Bacon Stuffed Crust Pizza


The Stuffed Crust Pizza by Pizza Hut is truly unique that it deserves a category of its own. As if that's not enough, Pizza Hut also continues to introduce bold and innovative flavors for the Stuffed Crust Pizza to further set it apart from the others. Keeping this momentum going, the brand is rolling out a new flavor that will capture the hearts of bacon lovers out there.

Get ready for Pizza Hut's latest Stuffed Crust Pizza offering: the Maple Bacon Stuffed Crust Pizza! Take a bite of the mouthwatering maple golden crust stuffed generously with crunchy toasted bacon and 100 percent mozzarella cheese, all surrounding a pizza that's filled to the brim with savory strips of bacon on a bed of maple-sweetened white sauce. The Maple Bacon Stuffed Crust Pizza is priced at P439 for regular and P699 for large (P519 and P769 with delivery partners, respectively).

But that's not all. Here are even more reasons for you to try this new and exciting creation! Have a pizza party anytime with Pizza Hut's Maple Bacon Deals promo, featuring five different sets to choose from so you can enjoy the Maple Bacon Stuffed Crust Pizza together with other sumptuous dishes!

Get a meal for you and your boo with the Maple Bacon Duo Deal, priced at P549 (P699 with delivery partners). This includes 1 Regular Maple Bacon Stuffed Crust Pizza, 2 single servings of Spaghetti Bolognese, and 2 glasses of Pepsi. 

Feast with the fam with the Maple Bacon Group Deal, which is good for 4 and priced at P1,149 (P1,299 with delivery partners). This includes 1 Large Maple Bacon Stuffed Crust Pizza, 1 Family Spaghetti Bolognese, 5 pieces of WingStreet Asian Sesame, and either 1 pitcher of Pepsi for dine-in or a 1.5L bottle of Pepsi for take-out or delivery.

If a meal for eight is what you're looking for, then the Maple Bacon Party Deal, priced P1,599 (P1,799 with delivery partners), is perfect for you. Go ham with 1 Large Maple Bacon Stuffed Crust Pizza, 1 Large Pepperoni Lovers Pan Pizza, 5 pieces of WingStreet Maple Honey Sriracha, 5 pieces of WingStreet Garlic Parmesan and either 1 pitcher of Pepsi for dine-in or a 1.5L bottle of Pepsi for take-out or delivery. 

Sometimes, three pizzas are all we need. For those times, you can always go with the Maple Bacon Triple Pizza Treat, priced at P1,099. It includes 1 Large Maple Bacon Stuffed Crust Pizza, 1 Large Hawaiian Supreme Pan Pizza, and 1 Large Cheesy Garlic Panalo Pan Pizza.


Do you want three pizzas just for smaller groups or intimate gatherings? Then you can also go with the regular version of the Maple Bacon Triple Pizza Treat, priced at P799 and available exclusively with Pizza Hut's delivery partners. It includes 1, Regular Maple Bacon Stuffed Crust Pizza, 1 Regular Hawaiian Supreme Pan Pizza, and 1 Regular Cheesy Garlic Panalo Pan Pizza.

Are you not watering in the mouth yet? Then here's what will surely seal the deal! You can now also experience the Maple Bacon Stuffed Crust Pizza as part of Pizza Hut's Hot Deals Promo, available with four different options!

Pair it up with the Hot Deals 1+1 Maple Bacon Pair, which includes 1 Large Cheesy Garlic Panalo Pan Pizza to go with 1 Large Maple Bacon Stuffed Crust Pizza, available for just P779. 

Add more to your meal with the Hot Deals 2+2 Maple Bacon Bundle, priced at P1,049 and includes 1 Large Maple Bacon Stuffed Crust Pizza, 1 Large Hawaiian Panalo Pan Pizza, 12 pieces of Mozzarella Sticks, and a 1.5L bottle of Pepsi.

You won't have to hold back with the Hot Deals 3+3 Maple Bacon Bundle, priced at P1,449. Eat like a king with 1 Large Maple Bacon Stuffed Crust Pizza, 1 Large Cheesy Garlic Panalo Pan Pizza, 1 Large Pepperoni & Mushroom Panalo Pan Pizza, 1 Regular Spaghetti Bolognese with Meatballs, 12 pieces of Mozzarella Sticks, and a 1.5L bottle of Pepsi.

There's also the Hot Deals Maple Bacon Trio, available for just P649. It includes 1 Regular Maple Bacon Stuffed Crust Pizza, 1 Regular Pepperoni & Mushroom Panalo Pan Pizza, and 1 Regular Cheesy Garlic Panalo Pan Pizza.

Satisfy your pizza cravings by visiting your nearest Pizza Hut branch. You can also have your meal delivered straight to your doorstep by calling the 8911-1111 hotline, by visiting www.pizzahut.com.ph,  by ordering via the Pizza Hut mobile app, available for Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pizzahut.ph) and iOS (https://apps.apple.com/ph/app/pizza-hut-philippines/id1527383194), or through Pizza Hut's official delivery partners GrabFood, foodpanda, and Pickaroo!

To learn more about the promo and stay updated with the latest offers and deals from Pizza Hut, follow and give the brand a like on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Look out for these AirQueen must-have bundle deals at up to 80% OFF

Shopee starts the holiday season with Christmas in Our Carts, a gift guide to help you find the perfect gifts for your loved ones. This sale will highlight bundle deals and special discounts from favorite brands including AirQueen! 


Look out for these AirQueen must-have bundle deals at up to 80% OFF

    
Christmas in Our Carts is the one stop shop for your Christmas shopping needs!  

Look out for these AirQueen must-have bundle deals up to 80% off and discounts from your favorite brands and shops at 90% off at Christmas in our Carts running from October 12 to December 25. Wishing your carts a Merry Christmas! 

AirQueen Must-Haves: EG Guard KF94 Nano Mask has 4-layer protective filter that provides protection against droplets, dust, smoke, smog. It has soft lining, excellent fit, breathable and lightweight. Also, packed individually to avoid contaminants. Made in South Korean and is KFDA certified for your protection.

Add this to your Shopee cart na!

Nestlé Sustainable Lifestyle Webinar Series: Learning and Doing More Together for the Planet

Kasambuhay for the Environment
Being a Kasambuhay for the Environment
#DoMoretogether #KasambuhayForTheEncironment
 

 Nestlé Sustainable Lifestyle Webinar Series: Learning and Doing More Together for the Planet


Environmental awareness is the first step towards living sustainably. For us to make effective lifestyle changes and better choices for the planet, we must know more about the problem and understand what steps we can take as individuals and a nation to be part of the solution.

 

So, how do we do this? We can begin by doing our own research. The internet has enough resources to walk us through the current climate situation and how we can lessen our impact to the environment. We can also learn more about sustainable organizations and companies to support and how we can be part of their cause.

 

Nestlé Philippines, as a Kasambuhay for the Environment, places great importance on solid waste management education. Throughout the month of September, it held a series of webinars that discussed how consumers can practice a more sustainable lifestyle and become environmental Kasambuhays themselves.

 

“We believe in the power of education to inspire and encourage people to take the necessary steps to live more sustainably. Knowing how leads us to take action,” said of Nestlé Philippines Chairman and CEO Kais Marzouki.


Facilitated by Ms. Anna Oposa, Executive Director and Chief Mermaid of Save Philippine Seas SPS), the webinars featured simple and easy ways for parents, young professionals, and students to practice low waste living and responsible solid waste management in their homes and communities.

Attendees learned 3 ways different ways to do more together from home: low-waste ways to cut down on consumption, proper waste segregation and composting!


Here are just some of the topics that were covered:

 

Be a waste watcher

Before we’re able to reduce the waste that we consume (plastics, especially), we must first assess the amount of waste we produce and what mostly make up the contents of our trashcans. Ms. Oposa recommended using templates such as SPS’ Waste Watch Report Card to keep track of what products and items we usually use and dispose and assess what we can lessen or replace moving forward. You can download a copy of this on Nestlé’s website.

 

Practice low-waste habits

Throughout the sessions, the attendees were able to learn tips and tricks to reduce their plastic waste consumption. These are as simple as buying in bulk when doing the groceries to cut the amount of plastic packaging, opting to purchase products that are more sustainable and eco-friendly, and using reusable alternatives to plastics, among others.

 

Segregate your waste

Segregation plays a big part in diverting plastic waste away from the environment because this creates higher value for plastics and gives them a higher chance for recovery and recycling. There are three main categories of waste: recyclables, biodegradable, and residuals. For recyclables and residuals with potential for recycling, it’s important to make sure that the items are clean and dry before dropping off to collection points to make the recycling process much easier.

 

When it comes to their journey towards a more sustainable lifestyle, Ms. Oposa advised the attendees to aim for progress, not perfection. “When we aim for perfection, there’s a tendency for us to get overwhelmed and when we get overwhelmed, parang nagkaka-analysis paralysis tayo and we don’t know how to act from there. But if we aim for progress, we can focus on one or two things first, do it well and consistently, and before you know it, it’s part of your lifestyle already. You just keep doing it and then you'll see other people doing it as well. We are all multiplying our environmental practices,” she said.

Different groups from parents, professionals and the youth attended the webinars to learn more about how we can do more together for the planet.

As the largest food and beverage company in the country, Nestlé Philippines recognizes its responsibility to take a leading role in tackling the plastic waste crisis. The company’s ambition is for all Nestlé packaging to be 100% recyclable by 2025 and to reduce its virgin plastic use by 1/3 by 2025. It is also committed to collect and process the equivalent amounts of plastics used in its packaging so that these do not end up in the environment. This year, Nestlé Philippines is celebrating its first full year of plastic neutrality, having collected and diverted from oceans and landfills over 27,000,000 kilos of plastic from August 2020 to July 2021 which is equivalent to the amount of plastics it put out into the market.

 

There is much more to be done to protect the planet from waste, especially plastic waste. Just like Nestlé Philippines, consumers can also be plastic neutral in their own ways. Nestlé has provided education resources as well as information on collection points. To download solid waste management modules, you can visit Nestle’s website. After segregating your waste at home, collect and drop off your plastics at any of these plastic collection points across the country to have them processed or recycled. You can also help in building Nestlé’s list of these collection points by visiting rplr.co/PlasticDropPH. We can #DoMoreTogether and be a #KasambuhayForTheEnvironment.


Breylee Must-Have Bundle Deals, Buy 1 Take 1 Promos, and Discounts Up To 65% OFF!


Must-Have: BREYLEE Acne Treatment Set (Acne Skin Care Set 4pcs)


BREYLEE has specialized in treating acne for 7 years. It is purely natural and does not add non-irritating tea tree ingredients. It gently removes acne and does not damage the skin. It is an acne treatment expert by your side.

Breylee Must-Have Bundle Deals, Buy 1 Take 1 Promos, and Discounts Up To 65% OFF!


BREYLEE Acne Treatment SerumIt will effectively treat and remove acne and pimples, and will help to eliminate skin damage, shrink pores, improve acne-causing acne and soothe skin. 

BREYLEE Acne TonerContaining mild formula with Tea Tree Water, Witch Hazel, Salicylic Acid and other gentle ingredients, this facial toner can effectively soothe the skin, help unclog pores and balance skin oil, relieve and repair your damaged skin caused by acne, leaving your skin comfortable and refreshing. 

BREYLEE Acne Treatment CreamThis cream is applicable to skin with acne or pimples. Effects: Acne Removal & Acne Pimple Repair. 

BREYLEE Facial CleanserThis oil-free formula is mild and the foam is fine and dense. Powered by the Tea Tree Oil and Salicylic Acid, it can deeply clean and moisturized the skin, help unclog pores and reduce oiliness to clear acne and breakouts, help to heal acne from the source and preventing future breakouts, leaving your skin comfortable and refreshing. 

Shopee starts the holiday countdown with special bundle deals and irresistible discounts from top brands including Breylee! Look out for these Breylee must-have bundle deals at 65% OFF and Buy 1 Take 1, and discounts from your favorite brands and shops at 90% off at Christmas in our Carts running from September 16 to December 25. Wishing your carts a Merry Christmas! 

Shop for holiday gifts and shopping needs at Christmas in Our Carts this holiday season!


Get Glammed Up for Your Virtual Holiday Parties in a Few Easy Steps

 

Get Glammed Up for Your Virtual Holiday Parties in a Few Easy Steps

Glow up for the holidays and enjoy deals and discounts from your favorite beauty brands with Shopee Beauty

 

MANILA, OCTOBER 19, 2021 - Two months to go until Christmas! Are you ready to face a jam-packed holiday calendar? Even if we can’t fully enjoy in-person get-togethers just yet, we can still take pleasure in our loved ones’ company through virtual Christmas parties.

 

To make these virtual reunions a little more special, why not take the opportunity to glam up with your friends and family? For dazzling Zoom photoshoots, get dressed in fancy clothes and doll yourself up with the best beauty productsit’s the holidays, after all.

 

Here’s Shopee Beauty’s guide to getting photo-ready for all your virtual holiday reunions:

 

Skin prep must-haves 

When you’ve got well-hydrated skin, makeup goes on more smoothly and your inner glow really shines through! Maintain your skin’s radiance by removing any dirt or sebum with Cetaphil Toner, which also contains niacinamide to help brighten the skin tone. Next, use Garnier Vitamin C Serum to treat any dark spots and acne marks. Lastly, keep your skin plump and hydrated with Happy Skin Hyaluronic Duo. The serum contains a potent blend of ingredients to hydrate dry, troubled skin, while the Mini Cooling Cryo Ball gives a relaxing facial massage.

 

Photo-ready makeup essentials

 

 

Start with Ellana Blur Primer, which helps prep your skin for foundation by blurring lines, pores, and wrinkles. For long-lasting and mattifying coverage minus the cakiness, blend in the L'Oreal Paris Liquid Foundation with a buffing brush. Let your eyes take center stage with Maybelline Falsies Mascara, a lifting mascara that delivers dramatic length and volume. Top off the look with blk cosmetics Gloss Gel Tint, which delivers rich, glossy color and leaves a long-lasting stain.

 

Products for shiny, glossy hair 

Don’t forget to style your crowning glory! If you’ve got dry, frizzy hair, you’ll love Herbal Essences Shampoo + Conditioner. This paraben-free shampoo and conditioner duo is infused with argan oil to help smooth and hydrate your locks. For that extra glam, go sleek straight or curly with the fast-heating Ckeyin Hair Straightener and Curler.

 

For more beauty tips and know-hows from Shopee Beauty, visit https://shopee.ph/m/shopee-beauty. Enjoy exclusive deals and vouchers from your favorite beauty brands every Wednesday, brand takeovers featuring exclusive discounts every Monday and Thursday, and free shipping with a minimum spend of 499 every time you shop from Shopee Beauty.

 

To save more when you shop for beauty essentials, check out with ShopeePay for exclusive free shipping and cashback vouchers. You can also use ShopeePay to buy load, pay bills, and scan to pay at thousands of merchants nationwide. Get up to 10% discount on load from Globe, Smart, TM, TNT, and DITO. Pay bills and get up to 25% cashback from Meralco, Maynilad, PLDT, Globe, Smart, and a growing list of partner billers. Lastly, get exclusive ShopeePay ₱1 Deals on the app and enjoy discounts when you pay via ShopeePay QR at Puregold, Potato Corner, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Seaoil, and other partner merchants. Make sure to activate your ShopeePay wallet and top up through online banking, debit card, and over-the-counter partners to enjoy these exclusive perks!

 

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

Four things Robi Domingo learned to prioritize in the new normal

 
Robi Domingo

Four things Robi Domingo learned to prioritize in the new normal

 

Host and youth advocate Robi Domingo has experienced his fair share of challenges this past year. Just like most, the stress of the pandemic took a significant toll on him and his family.

“It came to a point that I asked myself if I made the right decision not to pursue medicine. When everyone needed a frontliner, why didn’t I become a doctor?” Robi shared.

The situation taught him certain things that many would take for granted before the pandemic happened. Now, Robi found ways to keep himself productive and healthy, and he continued to use his platform for good. Here are four things he learned to prioritize even more:
 
  1. Staying physically healthy and fit

Because his parents are frontliners, Robi admitted they were scared of the virus coming to their home. To ensure everyone's health, they are medicine-ready, focused on staying fit, and have set up automated alcohol dispensers in various rooms. Using a product like Shield+ Alcohol is also important for Robi because it helps disinfect and kills germs. It also has vitamin E and collagen to moisturize dry skin caused by constant sanitizing.

 

  1. Watching out for his mental health

Robi emphasized the importance of mental health, especially since many remain cooped up at home and, at the same time, experience different levels of stress. He acknowledges how fortunate he is to have parents who remind him to de-stress. Plus, he started making a daily schedule to have more control over his life in these uncertain times. His advice for everyone: “Let people know you’re there for them, to listen to them, and be proactive in asking how they are doing.” For Robi, the latter may be key to unlocking powerful stories and, somehow, reduce the baggage they are dealing with.

 

  1. Taking up new hobbies

While many Filipinos—his dad for instance—have become plant parents to stay productive at home, Robi went back to playing the piano to relax. His mom usually asks him to learn and play songs from K-drama shows like Goblin and Crash Landing On You. He also brings up how important it is to find hobbies to recharge and refresh one’s mind, especially during stressful times.

 

  1. Making a positive impact

As a public personality, Robi learned the power of using his platform to spread awareness and encourage the youth to make good choices, especially with the upcoming elections. “Beyond protecting ourselves, registering to vote resonates with the youth now. I want them to realize that the power is really in our hands,” he said.

 

Robi is also passionate about supporting farmers and sustainability. As the brand ambassador for Shield+ Alcohol, a Filipino-made alcohol that is concocted using sustainable sugarcane, he believes that using this product can help protect customers, at the same time support the local sugarcane industry.

“Shield+ Alcohol doesn’t just keep your hands clean, but also moisturizes since alcohol can be drying. Most importantly, it supports the farmers and contributes to the sustainable development of our country and the planet with the use of renewable local resources,” he shared.

The maker of Shield+ Alcohol, Universal Robina Corporation Agro-Industrial Group (URC AIG), shared that Robi was a perfect fit as the ambassador of the brand. “Robi’s values are very much aligned with URC’s. We believe in the capabilities of Filipinos and we aspire to have a sustainable future,” URC AIG Managing Director Vincent Go said.

 

If there’s anything that this pandemic taught people like Robi, it’s that keeping one’s health in check should go beyond protection through constant hand sanitizing. One should also focus on their body, mental well-being, and making a positive impact on the people around them during these challenging times.

Shield+ Alcohol comes in two scents and six different bottle sizes. It is available in select online merchants and supermarkets nationwide.

Turn PayDay Sales into #PayMayaPayDaySave

Turn PayDay Sales into PayDay Save with PayMaya 


 Save up to P1,500 when paying for your Meralco bill, Spotify Premium subscription, and so much more!  

There’s truly nothing like treating yourself after all your hard work every PayDay - from splurging on a good meal at your favorite restaurant, to finally buying that air fryer you’ve been eyeing for a while. While these PayDay sales and 10.10 budols are enticing, it's also important to ensure that you're spending your sweldo smartly, and not simply giving in to impulse buys that you'll soon regret. 

Digital payments leader, PayMaya, lets you do just that with its #PayMayaPayDaySave offers - giving you massive savings of up to P1,500 when paying for the things you need like your Meralco bill, or the things that elevate your day like a Spotify Premium Subscription for your daily soundtrack needs, from October 10 to 17, 2021.   

Now you can indulge in spending your hard-earned sweldo on yourself and on your loved ones without feeling guilty – because you know you’re spending smartly with PayMaya. Your go-to e-wallet has also partnered with your favorite brands to ensure that you get to shop with only legit items - no more worrying about getting scammed or not getting your money's worth. Say goodbye to 10.10 budols, and hello to saving while you spend with these offers! 

Save up to P500 on your Meralco bill when you settle it via the PayMaya app for the first time – with a minimum spend of P1,500. Within a few taps on your smartphone, you can already complete your transaction and enjoy the 33% savings (max of P500) as a cashback that you can use to treat yourself later! 

You can also enjoy up to P150 in savings when you settle other bills on the PayMaya app. When you pay a minimum of P1,000 for any of the 600 billers featured on the app, you’ll get 10% savings if you’re a new user or 5% savings, if you’re a returning user, max of P150 as a cashback.  

When shopping for your groceries and other essentials, be sure to scan-to-pay via PayMaya QR to enjoy safer transactions and save up to P200 at your go-to supermarket or retail store for a minimum spend of P500. First time PayMaya users will get to enjoy a 20% cashback on the transaction while returning PayMaya users will get 10% cashback as savings at establishments like Robinsons Supermarket, Shopwise, Super8, AllDay, Waltermart, Mercury Drug, Watsons, The SM Store, Abenson and many more!  

First-time Spotify users can now purchase Spotify Premium subscription plans and enjoy savings of up to P194. Get up to 100% cashback off your first month when you use your registered PayMaya mobile number to pay, to access more than 70 million music tracks and 2.2 million podcasts. This offer is applicable for the following Spotify Premium Plans:  
  • Student (P65) Monthly Subscription Plan  

  • Individual (P149) Monthly Subscription Plan  

  • Duo (P169) Monthly Subscription Plan  

  • Family (194) Monthly Subscription Plan 

You can also rack up savings when shopping or ordering online – be it for a nice meal for your family, or a new kitchen must-have. Simply pay with your PayMaya mobile number at your go-to website or at the in-app MayaMall to save up to P200. Just be sure to spend a minimum of P500, to get a 20% cashback for first-time PayMaya users, and 10% cashback for returning PayMaya users. You can enjoy this deal with brands including  Jollibee, McDonald’s, Bonchon, Frankie’s, Army Navy, 8cuts, Ooma, Landers Pick.a.roo, AllDay, and many more!

Save up to P100 when you purchase digital vouchers, prepaid airtime load, and gaming pins at the PayMaya in-app ShopWhen you spend a minimum of P200, you’ll get a 10% cashback if you’re a first-time PayMaya user or a 5% cashback if you’re a returning user. Enjoy these extra savings when buying gaming pins like Steam, Xbox, Mobile Legends, PUBG, and Valorant; transportation credits from beep, and Grab; and lifestyle subscriptions like Viu and even Tinder for yourself or for a friend!

On top of these savings for your wants and needs, you can also get an additional reward of P200 when you complete these Smart Spending Goals with PayMaya:  
  • Cash-in worth at least P5,000 to your PayMaya Account   

  • Send Money worth a minimum of P1,000 to a verified PayMaya user using the PayMaya Send Money Feature  

  • Purchase a min. of P200 from the In-App Shop OR Pay a Biller in the PayMaya App worth at least P1,500   

  • Scan to Pay with PayMaya QR for a min. spend of P500 OR Pay with their PayMaya-registered number for a min. spend of P500 

With PayMaya, it’s easy to stretch your sweldo to cover both your wants and needs – and even save a little extra so you can have a payday with no regrets.

To check out all available offers, simply go to the Missions tab on your PayMaya app. From the app homepage, just click the profile button at the upper right side of your app, choose Missions, and see the full list of ongoing offers from merchant and biller partners.

Download the PayMaya app from Android Playstore or iOS App Store, and register to enjoy the safety, convenience, and additional savings when paying for your wants and needs!

PayMaya is the only end-to-end digital payments ecosystem enabler in the Philippines, with platforms and services that cut across consumers, enterprises, communities, and government. Through its enterprise business, it is one of the leading payments processors for "everyday" merchants in key industries such as retail, food, transportation, utilities, and e-commerce.

It provides more than 38 million registered users access to financial services through its consumer platforms. Customers can conveniently cash in, pay, cash out, and remit through its over 300,000 digital touchpoints nationwide. Its Smart Padala by PayMaya network of 55,000 partner agent touchpoints nationwide serves as last-mile financial hubs in communities, providing the unbanked and underserved access to digital services. For more information, visit www.PayMaya.com

Nestlé local coffee buying up 39%, joins TESDA to train coffee scholars

Together with TESDA, Nestlé remains steadfast to its commitment in nurturing the next generation of coffee farmers and uplifting their livelihood.


Nestlé local coffee buying up 39%, joins TESDA to train coffee scholars

When you start your mornings drinking coffee that is locally manufactured with beans grown in the country, you are directly contributing to the livelihood of the hardworking Magkakapeng Pillipino.

As the country’s only large coffee manufacturer and the leading buyer of domestically grown Robusta beans, Nestlé Philippines is deeply committed to help grow the local coffee industry through the NESCAFÉ Plan, a long-term program that seeks to boost the supply of local Robusta coffee while helping farmers increase their yields and incomes from coffee farming, in the process uplifting their quality of life. The company's strategy is to favor and push for the local sourcing of raw and packaging materials in its manufacturing. 

Significant increase in local coffee buying 

Today, Nestlé Philippines announced that in crop year 2020-2021, its local coffee buying had increased by 39 percent, following an increase of 27 percent in 2019-2020. These increases are attributed to higher yields because of intensified classroom and hands-on training for Robusta coffee farmers, and greater availability of credit for farming, aspects of coffee production in which the NESCAFÉ Plan is actively involved. Nestlé Philippines aims to continue increasing direct buying from individual farmers and farmer groups as a component of the NESCAFÉ Plan.

Nestle continues to support our local coffee farmers by buying 39% more Robusta coffee beans in 2020


At present, coffee consumption in the country totals approximately 100,000 metric tons while local production stands at only about a fourth of demand. While the Philippines is an ideal country in which to grow coffee, production has decreased by 3.5 percent with consumption increasing by 8.8 percent annually in recent years.

According to the Philippine Coffee Industry Roadmap 2017-2022, the continuous drop in production has been caused by various factors such as an increasing number of coffee growers shifting to other crops, old age of trees with limited or no rejuvenation, poor farm practices and limited knowledge on appropriate coffee technology among farmers, aging farmers, limited access to certified planting materials, and limited access to credit. Still another factor is climate change with its adverse effects on agriculture. 

Due to the gap between supply and demand, local manufacturers are forced to import raw coffee from Vietnam and Indonesia, which the country can very well produce for itself.  The shortage in supply represents ready-made opportunities for local coffee growers. 

Notwithstanding the complex challenges, with the right policies and technologies, with sufficient investments and support from both the government and the private sector, and with adequate economic benefits and incentives for land owners and farmers as well as producers, the local coffee sector can achieve self-sufficiency in the future.

“Given our involvement in coffee manufacturing in the country, we have a major responsibility to take a key role towards building a progressive coffee industry. This involves growing enough so that there will be no need to import coffee, and includes helping farmers become agripreneurs, observing equitable labor practices on the farms, and respecting the environment. That is why we are deeply committed to the continuing implementation of our NESCAFÉ Plan as a vehicle for driving coffee sustainability,” said Nestlé Philippines Chairman and CEO Kais Marzouki.  

A banner component of the NESCAFÉ Plan called Project Coffee+ in collaboration with GIZ, the German development cooperation agency, has been training 1,500 farmers in Sultan Kudarat and Bukidnon intensively over the past three years to approach small-scale coffee farming as a business. The initiative is on track in doubling the participants' average yields per hectare.    

Nestle visits the Maramag coffee buying station

 

Upskilling coffee farmers with TESDA 

Recently, Nestlé Philippines signed an agreement with the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) to provide scholarships for farmers, particularly smallholders, youth, women, and Indigenous Peoples in Mindanao, where 80 percent of the country’s coffee is grown. The partnership aims to strengthen and empower farmers by providing them proper training in coffee production, based mainly on the Farmer Business School for Coffee training materials developed by Project Coffee+. 

Last June and July, the first three batches – each composed of 25 farmer scholars, began training in Coffee Production Level II at the Northern Mindanao Agricultural Crops and Livestock Research Complex in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. The 25-day training module teaches and trains participants the fundamentals of modern coffee growing and entrepreneurship. 

This year, there are 450 initial scholarship slots allotted for Bukidnon and Sultan Kudarat. Nestlé and TESDA intend to expand the project to other locations. 




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