12 Gifts of Christmas for Each Discerning Individual

Filipinos are known to be grateful for every blessings received, that maybe the reason why we also love to reciprocate the generosity especially during the holidays. Through the years, scouting for the appropriate gifts during the holiday season is such a hard but lovely task. Coming up with the best gift to give to that special person shall truly be appreciated.

Solane LPG supports Davao Culinary Cup 2019

Davao Culinary Cup at SM City Davao

Solane LPG recently sponsored another successful Davao Culinary Cup at SM City Davao. The Davao Culinary Cup (DCC) is the biggest and most prestigious culinary competition in Mindanao.

Mang Inasal launches ACE QSR Scholarship for deserving young women of Lipa

Mang Inasal Business Unit Head Jojo Subido (right), with MI RBU Head for South Luzon Lelette Minerales (left) and MI Marketing Head Aileen Natividad (second from left), join the heads of the other institutions involved in the ACE QSR Scholarship Program. These are (from left) Pondong Batangan Community Foundation’s Executive Director, Fr. Manny Guazon, Anihan Technical School’s, Senen Olmos and Jollibee Group Foundation’s Mikee Garcia. 

Key to having a worry-free holiday

The holiday season is the best time to go big and go bold. It gives everyone the chance to cap off the year on a high note. Nobody loves this more than the Millennials and Gen Z who love to live life to the fullest. But some of them may be worried about not being able to fully enjoy the Christmas festivities. 

Get a chance to travel to Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan with Smart Padala by PayMaya’s ‘Padalibreng Bakasyon’ Promo!

Your padala is now your ticket to an all-expense paid vacation for your family! Smart Padala by PayMaya sukis are in for a treat as the country’s widest domestic remittance network gives six (6) lucky customers a chance to fly to Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan as it launches its Padalibreng Bakasyon Promo.

Philippine volleyball teams make their mark in the 2019 SEA Games

The Philippines’ finest athletes in volleyball fought as sambansa and made a mark in the 30th SEA Games.

After years of lackluster finishes in the Southeast Asian Games, Philippine volleyball showed resurgence this year with strong performances and podium finishes all throughout against the rest of the region’s powerhouses.

Christmas shopping? Get the best deals during the 12.12 sale with your PayMaya!



Christmas shopping? Get the best deals during the 12.12 sale with your PayMaya!  
Basta holiday shopping, don’t pay cash, PayMaya!  
   
Giving is always better than receiving, especially during the holiday season. As you complete your gift list for family and friends this upcoming 12.12 sale, take your shopping game to the next level and receive more perks and rewards when you give more to your loved ones with the help of PayMaya.  

Enjoy up to 55% discount on Blackwater products at Lazada 12.12


Blackwater, Ever Bilena Cosmetics’ personal grooming line, is all set to give awesome gift options for the Holidays as it takes part in Lazada's Grand Year-end Sale.

Biggest sale alert: Careline is on Lazada’s 12.12 sale


Make up junkies unite! Prepare for Careline’s most eye-popping deals for 2019 at Lazada’s 12.12 sale with up 55% off on all items on December 12, from 12AM-2AM and 12NN-2PM. You can also still catch a 50% discount on December 13 from 12NN-2PM and 6PM-8PM.

Plan a Hassle-free Celebration with McDonald's Party

Plan a Hassle-free Celebration with McDo Party, just like what Marian Rivera-Dantes does for her daughter Zia!


Kids always look forward to birthday party celebrations, but there’s no denying that the planning process can be intimidating for parents. For those who want to give the best birthday bash for their children but don’t know where to start, look no further as McDonald’s offers a hassle-free way to plan a party!

Unlimited Seafood at Isla Sugbu Seafood City

Unlimited Seafood at Isla Sugbu Seafood City
Enjoy unlimited fresh seafood and have it cooked your way at Isla Seafood City
There is something about the word “unlimited” that gets people hooked – unlimited texts, calls, and surfing, among so many other offers. Regardless of what unlimited item it is, it automatically equates to limitless happiness.

Catch the Shopee 12.12 Grand Christmas Show with Jose Mari Chan


Catch the Shopee 12.12 Grand Christmas Show with Jose Mari Chan and win over ₱1 Million Worth of Giveaways on Shopee Live

Users can look forward to all-day sitewide free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend for the Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale on Dec 12

Buy a bag, feed a child

Buy a bag, feed a child “Give Back Super”
A special feeding program with the Bacolod-based non-stock, non-profit organization Negrense Volunteers for Change (NVC) Foundation, Inc.

A bearer of joy

SM Bears of Joy are especially known to kids in Metro Manila
including numerous communities in Tondo, Manila.
In many places in the Philippines, one will see underprivileged families in need of help for various aspects of their lives. Needless to say, most children from these families have to help make ends meet, hence they often prioritize the most basic necessities or utilities, over toys or other experiences. 

JOHNSON’S® and Mercury Drug Foundation, Inc. support mothers and babies in Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital

BUILDING A GENTLER WORLD. 
JOHNSON’S® and Mercury Drug Foundation, Inc. formally turns over 1,500 maternity kits to Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, represented by Fabella Hospital’s Public Relations Officer Dr. Antoinette Pacapac (third from right) and Health Promotions Officer Mr. Janry Abrera (third from left). 

Impact Hub Manila celebrates Startup Innovation with 2050fest -- for Philippine Startup Week

Impact Hub Manila Team with juries, partners and Impact Hackathon Competing Teams
Compete, and then collaborate: Impact Hub Manila starts the Philippine Startup Week with the ultimate pitching and fest event, 2050fest.

Enriching the tourism industry through knowledge-sharing

L-R: Arnold Gonzales, TPB DCOO; San Jeet, DOT market representative for India; Marie Venus Tan, TPB COO; Carlos Mori Rodriguez, EON Stakeholders Relations Group chief innovation officer; and Mohd Akil Bin Mohd Yusof, MATTA deputy president

The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), the marketing and promotions arm of the Department of Tourism, recently gathered industry stakeholders, tour operators, hotels and resorts, and members of the academe for a one-day discussion on the latest trends in tourism marketing and strategies on how to provide mature and emerging markets an optimal experience to make them stay longer and spend more.

Funko releases limited-edition Jollibee Hetty POP! 2-pack



Funko releases limited-edition Jollibee Hetty POP! 2-pack

The much-popular Jollibee Funko Pop is back, this time, bringing twice the excitement as Funko releases a limited-edition Jollibee Hetty POP! 2-pack!

Get a chance to win Shake Shake Fries with Shopee Shake

Get a chance to win Shake Shake Fries with Shopee Shake

Shopee partners with McDonald’s for a fun holiday collaboration where users can get a chance to win Shake Shake fries when they play Shopee Shake from Dec 1 to 12.

UNICEF offers Basket of Hope for Christmas

UNICEF Basket of Hope CampaignGoodwill Ambassadors Gary Valenciano, Daphne OseƱa-Paez, and Anne Curtis, and with the support of other celebrities and influencers. 

MANILA, 27 November 2019 – In the spirit of the Christmas season, UNICEF Philippines recently launched Basket of Hope – an online campaign to give meaningful gifts to help children in need.

Get “Better than Cash” rewards when you use PayMaya QR at PayMaya Preferred partners this holiday season

A “BETTER THAN CASH” PAYMENT EXPERIENCE WITH PAYMAYA QR. PayMaya account holders can enjoy a better than cash payment experience at select PayMaya Preferred partner merchants this holiday season when they shop, dine, or fill up their gas tanks and pay using PayMaya QR. Shown in photo are some of the initial PayMaya Preferred partner merchants as announced recently by PayMaya Head of Wallets Business Kenneth Palacios (left) and PayMaya Head of Growth and Brand Marketing Raymund Villanueva (right).

Basta shopping, don’t pay cash. PayMaya!

Landers Superstore Super Crazy End of Year Sale

Get a jump on holiday shopping with Landers Superstore Super Crazy End of Year Sale
Beat the holiday rush with Landers Superstore, the fastest growing membership shopping establishment in the country, as it holds its Super Crazy End of Year Sale which offers all members huge discounts, exclusive deals, and other exciting surprises. 

Make Every Pinoy Home’s Yuletide Feast “PASKONG SARANGANI BAY”

Sarangani Bay Milk Fish
Make Every Pinoy Home’s Yuletide Feast “PASKONG SARANGANI BAY”

Sarangani Bay Prime Bangus, a local brand in the Philippines that produces all kind of bangus-related delicacies and is available in leading groceries and markets is encouraging every Filipino home to make their Yuletide feast more enriching with a “Paskong Sarangani Bay” as theme. Packed with delicious goodness and rich in vitamins, protein and minerals, Sarangani Bay Prime Bangus is sure to be savored, especially during the holidays, where most of the foods can be unhealthy.

Mix and Match: Discover beauty personalized with One Earth Organics Beauty Blends 5D

One Earth Organics Beauty Blends 5D

Feel the power of creation in your own hands and address your beauty needs the way you want with the new Beauty Blends 5D from proudly Filipino-owned organic skincare brand, One Earth Organics.

A week of inclusion, caring, and giving

  1. AXA Philippines chief of retail propositions Alok Roongta (back row; third from right), Illac Diaz (back row; second from right), and Senior Corporate Social Responsibility Manager Eliza Delos Santos (leftmost) with some of the AXA employees who participated in the AXA Corporate Responsibility Week
True to its commitment of empowering people, AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance providers, recently held its Corporate Responsibility Week (CR Week), an annual global event wherein employees from AXA entities all over the world come together to give their time and resources to help local charities and good causes.

LG’s Home Solutions Bring the Future to your Home

L-R: LGEPH Home Appliances Brand Ambassadors Mr. Benj Alves, Ms. Cristalle Belo-Pitt, and Ms. Steph Zubiri-Crespi, LGEPH Vice President for Home Appliances Mr. Woo Young Jeon, LGEPH Home Appliances Brand Ambassadors Mr. Michael V, Ms. LJ Moreno-Alapag, Ms. Dani Barretto-Panlilio, and Mr. Marco Gumabao

LG’s Home Solutions Bring the Future to your HomeThe Smart Choice for a Smart Home

Pinoy favorite Sinigang na Salmon at Isla Sugbu Seafood City

Pinoy favorite Sinigang na Salmon at Isla Sugbu Seafood City


Pinoy comfort food for rainy days


A warm bowl of soup is sure to bring you comfort and warmth on a gloomy day. So beat the blues on a rainy day with a piping hot Pinoy favorite Sinigang na Salmon at Isla Sugbu Seafood City.

This is the Season to Share as ASUS Philippines Celebrates the Holiday Season with the Biggest Christmas Promo Yet!

ASUS Philippines’ Share 2019 Christmas campaign offers buyers of select ASUS laptops an incredible bundle of upto Php 18,994 worth of freebies featuring Fujifilm Instax cameras

A Uniquely PINOY Christmas with New Dishes at Max's Restaurant

Bibingka Cheesecake

Coca-Cola provides earthquake-hit Mindanao with clean drinking water

CCBPI Mindanao team led the delivery of water to Magsaysay, Davao del Sur.
Following the disastrous earthquakes that struck Mindanao, which left displaced residents without access to potable water, the Coca-Cola System in the Philippines immediately mobilized volunteers and resources to facilitate the donation of Wilkins™ water.

The SM Bears of Joy are out to play this Christmas!

SM Bears of Joy Mobile Game, an entertaining free-to-play match-puzzle digital game, is available on any Android and iOS mobile device all throughout November and December.
It is the season of sparkle, excitement, and JOY! 

Never miss the fun this Christmas with the SM Bears of Joy Mobile Game, an entertaining free-to-play match-puzzle digital game featuring SM’s very own Bears of Joy – perfect for when you are on idle during a trip or when you are just lounging around in the mall! 

Good News: Growing Philippine tourism

The Philippine booth at World Travel Market 2019
The Philippines is once again at the forefront of the global tourism industry with its participation in the World Travel Market (WTM) 2019 in Excel, London.Organized by the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), the marketing and promotions arm of the Department of Tourism (DOT), the Philippines’ participation was able to generate more than P62 millionbased on partial sales leads gathered or a 35.73% return of investment.

Shopee Wraps Up an Outstanding 11.11 Big Sale With 70 Million Items Sold on November 11



Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, wraps up its largest Shopee 11.11 Big Sale. Shopee continued to drive the 11.11 shopping phenomenon in the region as it set new records on November 11. Highlights include:

70 million items sold on November 11
3 times more orders were recorded in the 1st hour compared to 2018

Top Leaders Forum 2019 focuses on transforming disaster landscape from risk to resiliency

Top-level executives from both the private and public sectors will come together for the 2019 Top Leaders Forum to find concrete measures that would make businesses more resilient against disasters. The event will be held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, Philippines on November 12.

Ajinomoto launches Calcium-rich Rice Topping Mix

AJI SAVOR™ ON RICE endorsers, Sophia Reola, Chunsa Jung, and Marco Masa snap a photo with media guests and their kids.
In a bid to be the pioneer in providing rice topping mix in the Philippines, AJINOMOTO PHILIPPINES CORPORATION (APC) launched AJI SAVOR™ on Rice in a press conference in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. AJI SAVOR™ ON RICE is a delicious and affordable way to add calcium to one’s diet. Inspired by Japanese Furikake, this product contains a blend of ready-to-eat dried umami food ingredients, like malunggay leaves, toasted sesame seeds and meaty beef or chicken flavored granules that is used to season rice. Each pack can be conveniently sprinkled and mixed in a cup of rice. 

Basta shopping this 11-11, don’t pay cash. PayMaya!

Basta shopping this 11-11, don’t pay cash. PayMaya!
Kick off the holiday shopping season with PayMaya and score amazing deals this 11-11! 
Now is the best time to have a PayMaya account because you can enjoy up to P5,000 in discounts and cashback deals as the holiday shopping season kicks off with the various 11-11 online and in-store sale events happening nationwide.  

Andi Manzano-Reyes on making the Smart Organic Choice

Andi Manzano-Reyes and daughter Olivia
Deciding what’s best for the family is a struggle for every mom. Andi Manzano-Reyes is no stranger to this – although she considers herself a smart homemaker, she still struggles sometimes when it comes to making choices for her family’s health.

Parkway Corporate Center, Filinvest City

Parkway Corporate Center, Filinvest City

Parkway Corporate Center rides on the business growth momentum


The Philippines made it to the top 10 alongside countries such as Japan, Singapore, United Kingdom, and China, placing third best country in 2019 to invest or do business in, according to CEOWORLD magazine.

Shopee Holds its First-Ever 11.11 Big Christmas TV Special starring Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, and Heart Evangelista

Countdown to the finale of the Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale with live performances by top homegrown celebrities and the debut of Shopee’s latest Christmas jingle

Girl with Down Syndrome crowned Miss Possibilities 2019

Miss Possibilities 2019 Cielo Marie Guico (center) with Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2000 Nina Ricci Alagao (left) and Miss Possibilities Foundation Founder Suzanna Yuzon (right)

A talented 14-year-old girl with Down Syndrome is the titleholder of this year’s Miss Possibilities, a Filipino beauty pageant for young women with special needs. Organized by Miss Possibilities Foundation and supported by SM Cares, the pageant attracted young women with special needs from different parts of the Philippines and even from a province in Thailand who competed during the coronation night which was held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

Jollibee celebrates Children’s Month with National Jolly Kids Day

Jollibee and Friends surprise Scarlet Snow Belo with a special token of appreciation as the brand’s first-ever Jolly Kid ambassador. 
The country’s leading fast-food chain, Jollibee recently treated thousands of kids to an exciting National Jolly Kids Day in celebration of Children’s Month.

Seafood combinations you should try at Seafood City

Salted Egg Shrimp infused with salted egg yolk, butter, and milk
Nothing beats freshly cooked seafood to whet the appetite! Perfect for ulam or pulutan, seafood dishes make gatherings even more festive and fun as you dig into its meat with your hands. 

Lucky for you, these delicious dishes are all included in Seafood City's Paluto-All-You-Can which you can enjoy for only P848 per head (lunch); P888 (dinner) at the Venice Grand Canal in McKinley Hills, Taguig; P797 per head (lunch), and P848 (dinner) at the Cebu branch.

The show must go on for Ballet Manila

Ballet Manila's 24th Season production of Giselle, an enchanting story of love and tragedy, will be on October 17, 2019, 8pm at the CCP Main, Theater, Pasay City, Metro Manila.

The show must go on for Ballet Manila


Thanks to an outpouring of support from the ballet and art communities after the fire that damaged Aliw Theater, #BalletManilaWillDance its 24th performance season production of Giselle on October 17, 8pm at the CCP Main Theater

Basta shopping this 10.10 weekend, don't pay cash. PayMaya!

Don't pay cash. PayMaya! Get up to P3,000 Cashback when you shop today 10.10
Get as much as P3,000 in cashback when you shop online and in stores with PayMaya this 10/10

Ready your mobile wallets, folks! Shopping season is once again on full-throttle mode and you can not only get the best discounts on deals when you shop online and in store, you can also get so much more when you shop with your PayMaya card or use PayMaya QR.

Shopping and Learning in One: First-ever So Shop! Bazaar Brings Over A Hundred of Online Sellers Together

LBC’s So Shop! became a venue for social sellers to showcase their products. Customers were treated to a day of  shopping and meeting the owners of their favorite online shops
More and more Filipinos are starting to venture into micro, small and medium enterprises nowadays. With technology, anyone can be an entrepreneur and it has served as one of the personal goals for a lot of us – from fresh grads to millennials to retirees. However, starting your own online business may be a daunting task but with the right support, succeeding in it is not a farfetched dream. 

GCash: #LetsSaveTogether toward World Savings Day

GCash: #LetsSaveTogether toward World Savings
According to the 2017 The Global Findex Database of the World Bank, a staggering 66 percent of Filipinos do not have a formal savings account. Leading mobile wallet GCash recently sparked an online discussion on this important issue, led by key influencers and brand ambassadors such as television host Robi Domingo admitting to their own stories of financial mistakes and not being able to save.

Olay Philippines teams up with Lazada to support women who “Double Up” their roles

P&G Olay teams up with Lazada to support women who “double up” their roles
Women are expected to play dual roles at all times: a leader in the workplace and a hands-on mom; a good daughter and partner; an expert in her line of work and a multi-faceted performer. For all the things that a woman wishes to be, she has to live through society’s expectations, working twice as hard so she can double up her function.

Kuya J Restaurant now delivers; dial #80000

Kuya J Restaurant now delivers

 
Getting a taste of Kuya J’s mouthwatering menu items is now just a phone call away. No need to leave the comforts of your home or brave heavy traffic because Kuya J now delivers in Metro Manila and other nearby areas.

Villa Del Conte: A most ideal corporate Christmas gift.

This Christmas, express your gratitude and appreciation to your business associates and friends. Show them how much you value your partnership in the season of celebration and giving with a sweet token from Villa Del Conte. 

SM Supermalls Celebrates Elderly Filipino Week

Thousands of  Senior Citizens are set to participate in various activities lined up from October 1 to 7, as the nation observes the annual Elderly Filipino Week Celebration.

SM Supermalls Celebrates Elderly Filipino Week

Some of the week-long events will be held at select SM Supermalls and will be led by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Office of the Senior Citizens Affair (OSCA), in partnership with SM Cares, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings, Inc.