Cash Agad: Ka-Partner Sa Muling Pagbangon


Cash Agad:  Ka-Partner Sa Muling Pagbangon

Naging matindi ang epekto ng pandemic sa mga pamilya at komunidad sa bansa hindi lang  dahil sa takot na naramdaman ng marami mula sa banta ng COVID-19 kundi pati na rin sa epekto nito sa kabuhayan. Maraming nagsarang negosyo at maraming nawalan ng trabaho. At yun namang mga kumikita pa rin, hindi makapag-withdraw ng cash dahil pinatigil ng mga lockdown ang pampublikong transportasyon.

Mabuti na lamang at andiyan ang mga Cash Agad partner agents, naka-antabay para matugunan ang banking needs ng bawat Pilipino sa gitna ng pandemya. Naapektuhan man ang sila noong nagdeklara ng community quarantine, sila naman ay nakatulong sa barangay, nakakabawi at patuloy pang bumabangon upang muling umunlad ang kanilang mga negosyo.

Ang network ng Cash Agad partner agents ay binubuo ng mga maliliit na negosyante sa Luzon, Visayas, at Mindanao na nagpapatakbo ng sebisyong Cash Agad sa kani-kanilang komunidad. Layunin ng sebisyong ito na bigyan ng access sa cash ang mga malalayong komunidad, lalo na ang mga liblib na lugar, mga lugar na kailangan pang umakyat ng bundok o tumawid ng dagat. 

Ang Cash Agad ay solusyon mula sa BDO Unibank na kung saan ang pinakamahahalagang serbisyo ng bangko - tulad ng withdrawal at balance inquiry - ay nakakarating sa isang liblib na lugar nang hindi na kinakailangang magpatayo pa ng isang branch o maglagay ng ATM.

Tindahan na, ATM pa: Ang may-ari ng isang tindahan (pwede ring salon, drugstore, hardware store, etc.) ay maaaring maging Cash Agad partner agent na seserbiyso sa isang komunidad. Dahil ang negosyanteng ito ay matagal nang bahagi ng komunidad, malapit ang pwesto, kilala at pinagkakatiwalaan, mas madali sa mga tao na sa kanya lumapit para kunin ang kanilang pera.

Kapag naging Cash Agad partner agent, ang may-ari ng tindahan ay bibigyan ng POS terminal na may kakayanang tumanggap ng mga transaksyon gamit ang Philippine-issued ATM card, mapa-debit o prepaid man ito. At kahit pa BDO Unibank ang nagpapatakbo sa Cash Agad, tinatanggap ng POS terminal ang mga ATM cards ng lahat ng bangko sa Pilipinas.

Cash Agad at mga LGUs: Isa pang maganda sa Cash Agad ay hindi ito nakadepende sa oras ng bangko. Habang bukas ang tindahan ng Cash Agad partner agent, pwede mag-transact dito. Yun nga lang, binago lang ang mga schedule ngayon dahil sa pandemic at community quarantine. Ang mga lokal na opisyal ang nagbibigay ng schedule kung kelan pwede mag- withdraw sa isang tindahang may Cash Agad. Ito ay para masigurado ang physical distancing at kaligtasan ng bawat partner agent at mga customers nito.

Maging ang mga LGU ay umaasa rin sa Cash Agad para maparating sa mga nangangailangan ang mga supporta ng gobyerno. Halimbawa, ang mga benepisyaryo ng 4Ps ay sa Cash Agad na nagwi-withdraw ng kanilang monthly cash assistance. Ang mga IPs o indigenous people din ay tumatanggap ng kanilang cash assistance at iniwi-withdraw dito. Lahat ng ito ay naging posible dahil sa pagtutulungan ng Cash Agad at LGU.

Maski ang mga empleyado ng munisipyo, mga pulis, at mga teacher sa isang lokalidad ay sa Cash Agad na nagpupunta para makuha ang sweldo nila. Ang mga pribadong empleyado, mga pamilya ng OFWs, lahat sila ay pwedeng sa Cash Agad na mag-withdraw.

Ito ay malaking ginhawa para sa kanilang lahat dahil noong nagkaroon ng mga lockdown at checkpoints, hindi na makaalis ang maraming tao sa kani-kanilang baranggay para magpunta sa mga dati nilang dinadayong mga bangko at ATM na malayo.

Tulong sa Negosyo: Ayon kay Lorna Taruc, may-ari ng Jan Pau convenience store at Cash Agad partner agent sa San Simon, Pampanga, malaking tulong sa negosyo niya at sa komunidad niya ang Cash Agad.

Malaking convenience para sa mga tao yung dito na lang sila sa tindahan magwi-withdraw ng cash. Hindi na nila kailangan magbiyahe ng malayo. Lalo na noong lockdown ang hirap kumuha ng sasakyan. Bukod dito, dumami rin ang customer sa tindahan ko.

Ayon naman sa isa pang Cash Agad partner agent, si Roselyn Abela ng Pitogo, Bohol, maraming natakot lumabas ng lugar nila noong nagkaroon ng community quarantine dahil nabalitaan nilang may mga Covid positive doon sa bayan kung saan sila pumupunta para mag-bangko at mag-ATM.

Ang bayan na ito ay napakalayo sa Pitogo. Sasakay pa ng habal-habal tapos tatawid ng dagat gamit ang lantsa sa kabilang isla. Tapos habal-habal na naman. Aabutin ng kalahati hanggang isang araw para lang makapag-bangko o ATM. At mga limandaang piso ang gastos sa pamasahe kung balikan.

"Kaya noong nagkaroon ng quarantine, nagpasalamat ang mga tao sa lugar namin dahil may Cash Agad ako sa tindahan ko. Dito na sila nagwiwithdraw. Tapos, dito na rin sila bumibili ng mga kailangan nila pagkatapos mag-withdraw kaya nadadagdagan ang kita ko," sabi ni Roselyn.

 

Financial Inclusion: Ayon kay Jim Nasol, Head of Agency Banking (Cash Agad) ng BDO, ang pagkakaroon ng mga Cash Agad partner agents sa mga liblib na lugar ay matagal nang plano ng bangko. Ito ay dahil sa pagnanais nito na mapalaganap ang pag-unlad sa mga kanayunan sa buong Pilipinas.

Maraming mga Pilipino ang masipag, matalino, mapagsumikap, at nangagarap na mapabuti ang kanilang kabuhayan. Kaya lang, napipigilan sila ng kawalan ng access sa cash at kapital. Marami ang mga Pilipinong nahihirapan pagkasyahin ang pera dahil dun pa lang sa pagkuha ng cash, mahabang oras at malaking gastos ang kailangan.

Ang mga Cash Agad partner agents natin ang nagiging daan para mapalaganap ang financial inclusion, o yung mapalawak ang sakop ng mga serbisyong pinansyal. Nakikita natin sa mga lugar tulad ng Pitogo na malaki ang nagagawa ng financial inclusion para mabigyan ng magandang buhay ang mga Pilipino sa malalayong komunidad," paliwanag niya. 

Dagdag pa ni Arnold Katipunan, Head of Sales  Cash Agad from BDO, lalong mahalaga ang financial inclusion at access sa cash ngayong panahon ng pandemic, kung kailan maraming mga tao at negosyo ang kailangang bumangon mula sa epekto ng krisis sa kalusugan at ekonomiya.

Patuloy pa rin ang pagdami ng mga Cash Agad partner agents sa bansa. Para sa karagdagang impormasyon tungkol sa Cash Agad, puntahan ang BDO website http://www.bdo.com.ph/cash-agad  o kaya ay magpadala ng email sa cashagad@bdo.com.ph.   


#CashAgad #BDOCashAgad

With Globe Poppin, Every Friday Night is "Gaya sa Pelikula" Night!

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Get must-have URC goodies via Zalora

 

These tasty URC goodies are now available on Zalora



Here’s another convenient way to shop for Universal Robina Corporation’s (URC) products. Great Taste, Nissin, Swiss Miss, Dewberry, and more URC goodies are now available on Zalora.

With just a few clicks, everyone can “add to cart” and have their snack-time companions like Piattos, C2, V-Cut, Vitasoy, and other URC snacks, candies, chocolates, and beverages delivered straight to their home. They can even opt to pay cash on delivery or use debit or credit cards. 

Start shopping for URC products by downloading the Zalora app or visiting Zalora’s website at www.zalora.com.ph.

To learn more about URC, you may visit its website (www.urc.com.ph) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/urcphilippines). 

Light Up the Sky With BLACKPINK on Netflix With Globe

Light Up the Sky With BLACKPINK on Netflix With Globe

It’s no denying that BLACKPINK has taken the world by storm with their unbelievable talent, inimitable style, and unique charisma. They have stolen the hearts of millions of fans from all parts of the globe, and the Philippines is no exception, with Filipino BLINKs always eager for new entertainment from their favourite group. Arguably the most dedicated K-Pop fans out there, Filipino BLINKs are in for a treat as Netflix brings them “BLACKPINK: LIGHT UP THE SKY” premiering on October 14.

Since their debut in August 2016, BLACKPINK has become the highest-charting female K-pop group of all time with their innovative music, eye-popping music videos and internet-breaking fashion concepts. BLACKPINK: LIGHT UP THE SKY serves up the never-before-seen moments that BLACKPINK’s global fandom — known as “BLINKs” — have been craving for years.

As BLACKPINK continues reaching new heights in their career — from headlining sold-out world tours to becoming the first female Korean group to perform at Coachella — each member reflects on the ups and downs of fame and the long, often challenging journey that brought them to worldwide success. BLACKPINK: LIGHT UP THE SKY reveals the relatable, unfiltered sides of the foursome, who continue to be a leading force in expanding K-pop’s popularity, proving that music knows no borders or language barriers.

Directed by Caroline Suh (Netflix’s “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat”), the documentary goes deep with each of BLACKPINK’s four members: Jisoo, the whip-smart unnie (“big sister”) of the group with a quirky sense of humor; Jennie, the rapper whose fierce onstage persona contrasts with her soft-spoken nature; Rosé, the dulcet-voiced Australian coming into her own as a singer-songwriter; and Lisa, the dancing queen whose spark plug personality never fails to make her bandmates laugh.

Stream the world premiere of Netflix’s BLACKPINK: LIGHT UP THE SKY on October 14 best enjoyed through Globe, and relive Blackpink’s incredible journey to becoming arguably South Korea’s most popular girl group. 

To get you more hyped up, Globe Kmmunity PH is holding a special fan project for Filipino BLINKs to keep the hashtag #PHBLINKsLightUpTheSky and #GlobeKmmunityPH trending on Twitter for the longest time!

Globe Kmmunity PH will be posting a question per day and BLINKs just have to answer it with the hashtags to keep the conversation and trend going. With every milestone achieved, amazing prizes will be given away to lucky BLINKs including copies of The Album, official Blackpink lightsticks, and the chance to place your fanmade BLACKPINK videos to be shown on the SM Mall of Asia Globe and on a huge LED billboard at a premiere spot along EDSA!

You can watch more of your favorite K-dramas, shows and movies on Netflix with your Globe postpaid plans and prepaid data pack subscriptions. Globe Postpaid customers can easily subscribe to Netflix together with their ThePlan subscription, while Globe at Home subscribers can  stream their favorite shows with their Unli Plan 1899.

For Globe Prepaid subscribers, you can use data pack promos GoKorean10 Booster,   and Globe at Home’s HomeWATCH199.

For more exclusive content on all things Korean, check out Globe Kmmunity PH on Facebook, Twitter, and VLive! #GlobeKmmunityPH  

Protect your vision while working from home

Due to the pandemic, millions of people all over the world are working from home, which means longer hours in front of computers. Add to that the frequent use of phones and other devices for entertainment and other purposes. While it is somehow necessary, this may be harmful to your eyes.

Protect your vision while working from home

For starters, staring at a screen reduces a person’s blink rate, which is key to moistening the eyes and keeping it comfortable. Also, overexposure to blue light, which is the light emitted from digital screens, may pose some eye-related health risks. It has been shown that excessive blue light can increase eye strain, cause headaches and blurry vision, interrupt sleep cycles, affect hormones, and potentially do serious damage to long-term eye health. Fortunately, there are different types of lenses that can address different vision problems.

Essilor, the world leader in ophthalmic optics, offers a specially designed lens that filters harmful blue light hat comes not only from the sun, but also televisions, computer screens and cell phones. Essilor Crizal lenses can act as a shield and block harmful blue light. More than just helping you relax your vision, Crizal lenses can also provide protection against reflection, scratches, smudges, dust, water, UV and other enemies of clear vision.

Additionally, increased screen time can directly affect a person's visual acuity and range of sight. If you are already in your early 40s, you may also find yourself struggling to see a relatively distant object sharply after staring at your computer screen. Essilor can also help you with this problem with its Varilux® progressive lenses that can give you superior vision and smooth transition at any distance. 

With Varilux® lenses, there is no need to switch between glasses because you can simply instantly focus in any situation. It can also suit your active lifestyle and let you enjoy total comfort at any task.

As a way to help you maintain a healthy vision, Essilor is offering the Multi-pair Promo where you can buy one pair of Essilor lenses and get a second pair at 50% off until December 31, 2020.

This exciting Multi-pair Promo is perfect for making sure you have the right lens for your different daily activities. With this offer, you can buy a pair of Essilor lens that you can use for work, and the second one for your daily activities and hobbies, like working out at home, doing outdoor errands or playing video games. 

The Essilor Multi-pair Promo is available at leading optical shops in the country. For more information, visit Essilor’s website at www.essilor.com.ph/multi-pair-lifestyle-solutions.

PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance now available at Php 1995 for a limited time only

Get the fastest wireless internet device conveniently via Grab delivery


With the resumption of classes nationwide, there’s greater need for homes to be equipped with fast and reliable internet connections so students can seamlessly attend their online classes. The country’s fastest fixed network and leading digital services provider, PLDT Home introduces an all-new and most advanced prepaid internet solution that can be ordered hassle-free online. 


PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance now available at Php 1995 for a limited time only


For a limited time only, customers can instantly avail of their own PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance unit for only P1995 to enjoy uninterrupted and fastest wireless connectivity at home. Customers can order a unit through the PLDT Home website (https://pldthome.com/homewifi) and receive their order quickly via Grab Express service. Purchases can either be paid through debit or credit card for cashless delivery, or cash-on-delivery.  

This all-new and improved PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance unit offers LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology that can deliver the fastest wireless internet speeds versus the previous PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid modem. The PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem is more efficient compared to its previous version with its carrier aggregation features and ability to combine frequency channels that enable faster LTE speeds and better customer experience. 
Just like the previous PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid unit, this newly improved PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance modem is a plug-and-play device that’s convenient to use, especially for school-age children (with adult supervision) at home. Customers can also buy the PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance unit via GrabMart. Every device comes with free 10GB valid for 7 days so customers can immediately browse online and can be reloaded through GrabApp using the GrabPay wallet, Paymaya, myPLDT Smart app, or through PLDT Home and Smart’s retailers nationwide. Customers can also choose from a wide array of Prepaid FamLoad options for bigger data packages tailor-fitted to their needs.  

The PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance is available for a limited time only. The original price of Php 2,495 is slashed to just Php 1,995 only until November 30 to allow customers to take advantage of this advanced and affordable internet device in time for the opening of the school year. 

This timely offer is part of PLDT Home’s efforts to bring more online-driven services, boosting their already significant digital presence amid the new normal. With a more advanced technology, PLDT Home answers the needs of more Filipino families for a reliable and fast internet connection so they can do their work, attend online classes, and likewise be entertained online, in the new normal. 

For more information about PLDT Home Wifi Prepaid Advance, visit www.pldthome.com/homewifi.  

Get Great Deals on Infinix Phones this 10.10 Sale

 

Infinix phone SALE starts at PhP 4,999 on Shopee Mall

 

Exciting deals and big discounts await you at the Infinix official Shopee store for its much-awaited 10.10 sale. Happening from October 9 to 10, you can take home your select devices at lower prices – including the Infinix Hot 9, which you can get at half the through the Shopee Price Chop promo.

Catch Lee Know, HyunJin, Felix, Seungmin and I.N of Stray Kids on Globe Kmmunity PH LIVE for Free Fanmeet

Catch Lee Know, HyunJin, Felix, Seungmin, and I.N of Stray Kids on Globe Kmmunity PH LIVE for Free Fanmeet

While multiple fan events and concerts were postponed this year, the Korean fever in the Philippines is still in full swing! From K-Drama series trending online and K-Pop groups releasing comeback after comeback which become instant hits in the country, there’s no shortage of things to rave about and celebrate in the fandom. Globe Kmmunity PH’s VLive channel continues to provide exclusive events, experiences, and content for Hallyu fans including the chance to show support and interact with their favorite idols!

Last September 11, its new series called Kmmunity PH LIVE successfully kicked off with an entertaining virtual fan meet with the cast members of Running Man. It garnered more than 12 million hearts and 96,000 plays on VLive. And for those who missed it or just want to relive those fun moments with the cast, they can head onto Kmmunity PH’s VLive channel at http://glbe.co/KmmunityPHVLIVE to watch it again.

Kmmunity PH LIVE promises to delight more fans especially the Filipino STAYs with its upcoming show featuring  Lee Know, HyunJin, Felix, Seungmin and I.N of South Korean boy band, Stray Kids! Watch them share the latest updates about the group and their projects, answer questions sent by fans, and play fun games and challenges, LIVE on October 17 exclusively on Kmmunity PH’s VLive Channel!

Together with the other members' Bang Chan, Han, and Changbin, Stray Kids (a.k.a. “STAYs”) has garnered a big following of dedicated fans in the Philippines after their successful first concert at the Araneta Coliseum back in April 2019.

After appearing in JYP Entertainment’s reality show of the same name, Stray Kids officially debuted in 2018 with the release of their EP titled “I Am Not” along with the music video of its title track titled "District 9." They were supposed to be continuing their “District 9: Unlock” 2020 world tour this year, with a stop in Manila, but was postponed due to the global pandemic. 

As producer-idols, the members are in charge of their discography starting from song production to songwriting. Through their lyrics, they talk about the struggles and challenges experienced by people every day, whether it’s big or small. Their touching messages in the form of songs help their fans power through their own hurdles. 

10 THINGS you need to know about this fan meet:





Want to win an Ultimate Stan Experience with Lee Know, HyunJin, Felix, Seungmin, and I.N of Stray Kids and get exclusive perks like live interaction and screen capture time with the members? Globe customers can find out how by joining the Kmmunity PH Facebook group at http://glbe.co/KmmunityPH! You can also watch more of your favorite K-Pop groups and K-Idols by subscribing to Globe Prepaid’s Go-K! GoKorean10 Booster and Globe at Home’s HomeWATCH199. 

51Talk celebrates teachers’ day with the biggest virtual gathering of online teachers


More than 10,000 online English teachers enjoyed a day of entertainment, games and performances at 51Talk’s annual teachers gathering. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 51Talk had to innovate and conduct the annual offline event online which allowed its teachers from the farthest places in the Philippines to watch and enjoy the celebrations.



Manila, Philippines - Leading online English education platform 51Talk held its annual Teachers’ Day gathering via a virtual event attended by over 10,000 of its online English teachers from all corners of the Philippines. The event, called “51TalkFlix: Your Future At Home,” was streamed live via their website and YouTube and it aims to honor and celebrate the teaching profession this teachers’ month. Over 2 million pesos worth of prizes were raffled off during the event including exclusive 51Talk merchandise, gift certificates, gadgets, appliances, and laptops.

51Talk celebrates teachers’ day with the biggest virtual gathering of online teachers


51Talk Country Head Jennifer Que kicked-off the virtual teachers’ day gathering with a message of thanks and acknowledgment of the teachers who tuned-in in the show.



“We always have an annual gathering for our teachers and this pandemic won’t stop us from doing it again this year. We consider the teachers’ month as the most wonderful time of the 51Talk year. More than 10,000 of our online English teachers participated and we were overwhelmed by the turnout,” said 51Talk Country Head Jennifer Que.

“Because all our teachers are home-based, it made sense to mount the grand event virtually. It’s exciting to hold a seamless online experience and connect with everyone. There are no boundaries anymore so we were able to reach more of our teachers to participate,” Ms. Que added.

Jack Huang, Founder and CEO of 51Talk, was also virtually present from 51Talk’s headquarters in Beijing.


51Talk Founder and CEO Jack Huang was also virtually present straight from 51Talk’s headquarters in Beijing, China. “I’m so happy to see everyone enjoying themselves as we celebrate and honor our teachers at 51Talk. I want everyone to know how grateful 51Talk is for your dedication and hard work, and for brightening our students’ day one lesson at a time,” said Mr. Huang.

“2020 is another special year for 51Talk. It marks 51Talk’s 9th year as a platform & 4th year of being listed in the NYSE. I salute all of the teachers who have been with us for many years now and I thank you for the trust and for believing in the 51Talk platform. As we move forward to the next year, expect greater and better things from 51Talk,” he added.

As COVID-19 forced the shutdown of physical schools in China earlier this year, Chinese parents used the extra time their children had to book additional English lessons on the online education platform. The surge of additional lessons was delivered by 51Talk’s more than 25,000 home-based teachers in the Philippines. This prompted 51Talk to attract 30,000 Filipino teachers this year to fulfil the increasing demand of online English education in China, an industry that enjoys explosive growth annually.

The 51TalkFlix event also showcased the awe-inspiring talents of the teachers in its annual competition, Talent to the Max. 51Talk’s outstanding teachers and clubs were also recognized. A special segment of Chinese students giving their teachers a heart-warming tribute on this special day was also part of the program.

Ebe Dancel

Morissette


The event also featured performances from today’s hottest stars such as legendary OPM singer/songwriter Ebe Dancel who serenaded the teachers, and Asia’s Phoenix, Morissette, who wowed the crowd with her rendition of pop songs and original singles.

51Talk’s Philippine Brand Ambassador and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach surprised the online audience with a video message and greeting. “Thanks for all that you do. I am proud of all of you and I hope you will continue to excel and help more students succeed in life,” said Pia.

Rounding out the list of personalities during the event was 51Talk’s Philippine Brand Ambassador Pia Wurtzbach, who delivered an inspirational message. Pia was chosen to represent 51Talk because of her long-time advocacy of empowering Filipinos through livelihood opportunities. Because the pandemic affected and displaced millions of Filipino workers, Pia used her voice and platform to talk about 51Talk and the earning opportunities of being an online English teacher.

“When I joined the 51Talk family, I was thrilled to help spread the word about the 30,000 livelihood opportunities on the platform. I love to empower my fellow Pinoys and I believe in our skills, dedication, and our capability to succeed and flourish when faced with opportunities,” said Pia. “To all of the 51Talk teachers, Happy Teacher’s Day!”

Before the event wrapped up, Ms. Que thanked the thousands of teachers who participated in the teachers’ day celebration while promising to deliver an even bigger and better event next year.

“51Talk is the best place to be right now. To all 51Talk teachers, thank you for enabling our students to speak up, stand out and succeed. Keep up the good work and Happy Teachers’ day to all of you!” Ms. Que exclaimed.

For those who are interested to become a home-based online English teacher at 51Talk and to be part of its amazing and passionate community, visit 51Talk.ph and sign-up now.

Shopee Partners with World Vision and the Department of Education to Help Filipino Students Continue Distance Learning


Shopee supports the learning community along with World Vision and the Department of Education 


Shopee Partners with World Vision and the Department of Education to Help Filipino Students Continue Distance Learning 

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, partners with World Vision and the Department of Education (DepEd) to support the youth and the education continuity programs during the pandemic.

Abutin Na10 Fundraising Drive with World Vision

Shopee partners with World Vision to be its exclusive e-commerce partner for its Abutin Na10 campaign to support the DepEd’s initiatives on Filipino youth’s learning continuity. The campaign aims to raise funds to provide students with limited services online and other learning tools to help them with distance learning. 

Rommel V. Fuerte, Executive Director at World Vision Development Foundation, Inc., said, “World Vision, in partnership with the Department of Education, launched Abutin Na10 to help learners cope with learning continuity challenges brought by COVID19. It is heartwarming to know that more and more organizations like Shopee want to provide them gadgets and printed learning modules so learners can study safely in their homes. We pray that God will continue to bless you as you give hope to children.”

Learning Through Radios 

Also, Shopee collaborates with the Department of Education to donate transistor radios for students in rural districts. Transistor radios will allow students with no signal or access to the internet to listen to broadcasted lessons from DepEd.

Tonisito M.C. Umali, Esq, Undersecretary for Legislative Affairs, External Partnerships and Project Management Service at DepEd, said, “We would like to express our sincerest gratitude to our partners World Vision and Shopee for this very successful Virtual Launching of their joint partnership for the Abutin Na10 Campaign; as well Shopee’s donations of radio transistors for our learners in remote areas. With the support of these partners, we will surely give our learners quality basic education amidst this pandemic. Let us continue to join our hands and work together for the welfare and future of our Filipino learners.” 

With Shopee’s partnership with both organizations, Filipino students can continue their education during the pandemic.

Martin Yu, Associate Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “Shopee is glad to partner with World Vision and the Department of Education to help the Filipino youth continue learning amidst the pandemic. We understand the importance of education and are committed to making a difference in Filipino children’s lives. We will continue to step up on our efforts to better serve the Filipino community, especially during these challenging times.” 

For more information on how you can donate to the Abutin Na10 campaign, visit this link https://shopee.ph/m/shopee-world-vision 

Donate to the Abutin Na10 campaign on World Vision’s Official Shopee page here https://shopee.ph/worldvisionph 

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

5 kitchen tips for homeschooling moms


Save yourself from unnecessary stress by planning meals ahead of time


“Going back to school” is different this year as many schools shift to distance learning due to the pandemic. In addition to other responsibilities, most parents now need to take on their kids’ schooling and ensure that they really understand their online lessons.

If you’re already working from home, you may be thinking that you just don’t have enough time for your job, household chores, and helping your kids with school. Before you get overwhelmed, Solane, the leading supplier of LPG in the country, is here to offer some kitchen tips to make your new arrangement at home easier.

Set a schedule.

Preparing a meal, on top of everything else that needs to get done, can be time consuming. Make sure you have a daily schedule that includes the time you will allot for cooking, uninterrupted work, your kids' school hours, as well as your break time and meal times. Once you have your schedule, do your best to stick to it so you can manage your time better.

Plan meals in advance.

Save yourself from unnecessary stress by planning the meals you will cook for the family ahead of time. By doing this, you get to save some time by getting all the ingredients you need at the grocery in one trip during quarantine. Just make sure to plan a variety of dishes that are easy to prepare, flavorful, and nutritious.

Get the kids involved

If your kids aren’t too busy, you can ask them to help with some simple tasks in the kitchen like rinsing the vegetables or mixing ingredients. This can also be an opportunity to teach them about kitchen safety when it comes to things like peeling and chopping vegetables to avoid accidents. A few minutes before your meal, ask your kids to help by setting up the table. After eating, they can also help clear the table and put the dirty dishes in the sink. Not only will this help you, but this will also teach your kids responsibility and discipline.

Do the chores immediately.

Try to get the chores done right away. Small stressors, like unfinished kitchen chores, only add up and affect your overall well-being. If tasks are left undone, you may feel more stressed, especially while working or tutoring your kids.  Start small. After eating, you can wash your kitchen tools and tableware, wipe the counters, and throw out the trash immediately. If you don’t feel up to it, don’t think of it as, “I need to clean the kitchen.” Instead, look at it this way: Do you want a clean kitchen? Then, get cleaning.

Invest in the right kitchen equipment

Invest in kitchen tools that can help you save time and cook faster, such as convection ovens, food processors, and instant pots. Also consider kitchen appliances that don’t need too much attention while cooking, like slow cookers. Just put your ingredients in them and they will take care of the cooking process. This will give you more time to focus on your work and kids’ lessons. In addition, opt for an LPG brand that is made for fast and safe cooking, like Solane. With the help of Solane, you can easily prepare your meals without the hassle or any worries.

For more information, visit www.solane.com.ph or follow @solane.ph on Facebook.

Shopee Launches the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliners Package to Support Frontliners Amidst the Pandemic

Shopee Launches the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliners Package to Support Frontliners Amidst the Pandemic

From September 18 to 20, frontliners can receive Shopee discount vouchers, mobile load, and data from Smart and Unilever’s brand vouchers 


MANILA, SEPTEMBER 17, 2020 - Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, launches the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliners Package to provide frontliners a special digital bundle they can use for personal needs. From September 18 to 20, frontliners can avail of the exclusive digital package that includes free shipping vouchers from Shopee, ₱100 off vouchers from Unilever, and ₱100 mobile load plus 1GB worth of internet from Smart.


The Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliner Package aims to support the rising heroes diligently battling the pandemic. These include: 

Health Care Workers (Hospital admin and janitorial services, Health and service personnel in LGU facilities)
Medical Professionals (Doctors, Nurses, Medical Technicians)
Police officers and Military Personnel
Coast Guards
Government Agencies (LGU workers, admin staff)
Delivery and Logistics Providers (Food, restaurant, medicine, logistics company drivers and riders)
Security Guards
Mortuary Services Personnel

Starting September 18, frontliners can avail of the package by signing up on the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliner Package microsite in the Shopee App. Here is the link: https://shopee.ph/m/frontliner-package. 

Martin Yu, Associate Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “As the nation continues to combat the spread of the pandemic, it is essential for us to step up and support our Filipino frontliners who are at the forefront of this fight. With leading brands such as Smart and Unilever, we launched the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliners Package to provide frontliners with exclusive vouchers and deals to support them and their families during this period. Every one of us has a role to play in this fight, and we are committed to doing what we can to help our frontliners and the local community.” 

Kay Veloso - Palisoc, Head of E-Commerce at Unilever Philippines, said, “Unilever seeks to build purposeful and meaningful partnerships, and we are grateful to work with Shopee on this initiative that values and rewards the contributions of our frontliners. We continue to find ways to extend assistance and ‘malasakit’ where it’s needed through our purpose-driven brands.”

As the frontline workers continue to dedicate their time and effort to battle the Covid-19 pandemic, Shopee understands the importance of helping frontliners stay connected with their loved ones. As part of this initiative, frontliners can receive mobile load and data to communicate with their families during this challenging period.  

Precy P. Katigbak, FVP and Head of National Key Accounts at Smart, said “We want to bridge the distance between frontliners and their family members, that is why we are thrilled to partner with Shopee to provide frontliners with load and data they can use to contact their loved ones. As part of the country’s largest and only fully integrated telco, we want to help people stay connected, and this campaign is ideal for solidifying our vision to lead, inspire, and create a better tomorrow.”

The global pandemic has affected millions of people around the world. With frontliners working tirelessly to serve others, Shopee will continue to introduce initiatives like the Shopee Bayanihan: Frontliners Package to give back to our modern-day heroes.

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Who will win Century Tuna Superbods 2020?

 Nadine Lustre and Alden Richards

Century Tuna Superbods Ambassadors

You've seen the candidates and their dedication to a healthy lifestyle. Now, it all boils down to who among the Century Tuna Superbods 2020 finalists will reign supreme! Happening on September 19, 2020, the event will show the new faces of fitness in the country as Century Tuna holds Everybod Superbod 2020: The Finals.

Who will win Century Tuna Superbods 2020?

The Finals will take place after a series of digital competitions that allowed the Superbods to show what it truly means to #StayStrong amid the pandemic. They showed off their diet and fitness regimen, as well as empower others to pursue their own journeys towards a healthy lifestyle. Of course, they also became a source of hope, motivation, and inspiration as they opened up about their advocacies and encouraged their fans to take care of their physical and mental wellbeing in the new normal.

Following the challenges, the finalists will face each other one last time during The Finals where one male and one female grand winner will receive Php 500,000 each, as well as other amazing prizes.

During The Finals, Century Tuna will be also naming the winners of the special awards namely Superbods Ageless Awards, the Superbods Advocacy Awards, and the Superbods Social Impact Awards.

Other awards to be given in The Finals include Mr. and Ms. Dermaworld, Mr. and Ms. Congeniality, and Mr. and Ms. Photogenic.

There will also be eight winners of the digital challenges. Four winners will be selected for the Kraver's Canteen #FishEveryDay Challenges, two for the Fitness Challenge, and another two for the Stay Strong Challenge.

To help determine the winners, Century Pacific Food, Inc. executive vice president and chief operating officer Greg Banzon, Century Tuna marketing director Carlo Endaya, triathlete and SEA Games gold medalist Nikko Huelgas, GMA Network senior assistant vice president for alternative productions Gigi Santiago-Lara, actress, mom and fitness advocate Isabelle Daza, and actress and the ultimate Ageless fitspiration Alice Dixson will be part of the esteemed panel of judges.

Of course, The Finals would not be complete without this year’s Century Tuna Superbods ambassadors Alden Richards and Nadine Lustre. The two stars will be joining top celebrity Marc Nelson as hosts of the highly anticipated event.

You may catch Everybod Superbod 2020: The Finals on September 19 at 5:00PM on Century Tuna's official Facebook page. It will also be televised on GMA on September 27 at 10:05AM. For more information, make sure to like and follow @centurytuna on Facebook and @centurytunasuperbods on Instagram.

Sanofi launches campaign to bridge gaps in Caring for Patients with chronic diseases

In its effort to build a healthier Philippines, Sanofi Philippines turned towards empowering mothers and spotlighting their critical role in managing their family’s health. The global pharmaceutical company recently launched their new campaign entitled Panatang Sanofi with the Pinay matriarchs at the heart of their advocacy.

Sanofi launches campaign to bridge gaps in Caring for Patients with chronic diseases


“The mother is the cornerstone of the Filipino family. She is caring and selfless when it comes to attending to her family’s health,” said Amal Makhloufi Benchouk, Country Lead of Sanofi Philippines. “This is the kind of lifetime commitment we strive for in Sanofi as we build a healthier Philippines. There is no greater embodiment to our panata than our beloved mothers.”

Makhloufi was one of two speakers during the recently concluded online discussions entitled “Healthier/PH Sessions: Continuity of Care for a Healthier Philippines,” where she exchanged thoughtful dialogues and shared insights in front of an audience consisting of moms.

“As moms, we cannot afford to be sick or else who will take care of the family?” exclaimed Broadcast Journalist and the event’s moderator, Niña Corpuz. “A lot of us have to really be more proactive. It's really better to be informed and to be educated about potential health concerns so that we know that what we're doing is the best thing for our family.”

In response to the disruption that the pandemic has caused across the country’s healthcare system as well as a growing fear and apprehension towards seeking medical consultation for risk of contracting the virus, the Company has initiated programs in order to deliver better care.

The Company has reinforced its Empower Program—a program for patients with diabetes; as well as launching WeHealth, a program that aims to connect patients with doctors, at any time and place.

“What the Empower Program ensures, especially during this pandemic, is the continuity of care for persons with diabetes,” Makhloufi explained. “They will be provided with holistic care and linked to the appropriate healthcare experts who will stay in constant touch and even do weekly check-ins with the patient.”

Speaking on the recently launched WeHealth, the Sanofi Executive explained that the program is a proofpoint for the company’s unwavering commitment and panata to ensuring that families have access to the proper care they deserve. 

“WeHealth is an e-Health Ecosystem that aims to connect Filipinos with their doctors or health service providers from the safety of your own home and this can be crucial during the pandemic because you’re eliminating the risk of exposure,” Makhloufi intimated. 

“Even before the pandemic, Sanofi Philippines has been aiming to bridge the gaps that many Filipino families face when it comes to accessing consultation and treatment,” the Country Lead shared. “This is where we want to play a role and it’s part of our mission to build a healthier Philippines.”