Lechon Baka is now available at Kuya J

Get a taste of Kuya J's new Lechon Baka
Kuya J_Get a taste of Kuya J's new Lechon Baka

There is a new bida coming to Kuya J that will surely level up your next salo-salo!
Tender, flavorful, and juicy, Kuya J’s newest salo-salo star offers a delectable dining experience. A smoky hunk of grilled meat is a staple in Filipino gatherings making Kuya J Lechon Baka a must-try for all barbeque lovers. Whether you want to eat it as it is or with its complementary sides, you will surely enjoy this treat because of its spice, succulence, and value for money.

Get a taste of Kuya J’s new Lechon Baka


Available in all Kuya J stores nationwide, this new delicious offering allows diners to enjoy a full and heavy slab of meat covered in lip-smacking barbeque sauce and char-grilled to perfection. Every bite of the Kuya J Lechon Baka is bursting with the right amount of sweet and tangy flavors leaving you wanting for more.

Diners can choose from three variants: 
- Lechon Baka Salo for P1,199 which comes with a full slab of beef and kamote fries
- Lechon Baka Solo for P499 which is the one slab with kamote fries and 2 cups of rice
- Lechon Baka Solo for P449 which is also one slab but comes with kamote fries only

Satisfy your barbeque cravings and visit a Kuya J restaurant near you to enjoy Kuya J LechonBaka!

For more information, visit http://www.kuyaj.ph or follow them on Facebook and Instagram @kuyajresto.

UPCOMING SINGAPORE ELECTRO-POP/R&B BAND IN THE NOW DROPS DEBUT SINGLE WITH UMAMI RECORDS: “FOOL”

IN THE NOW
UPCOMING SINGAPORE ELECTRO-POP/R&B BAND IN THE NOW DROPS DEBUT SINGLE WITH UMAMI RECORDS: “FOOL”

Upcoming Singapore Electro-pop/R&B band IN THE NOW drops their debut release via Umami Records, “Fool” on Friday, 28 February 2020.


“Fool” is a song about unrequited love, where our hero is in denial, constantly clinging to the hope that one day the subject of his infatuation will change her mind, even though he knows he should move on. Layers of dark melancholic synths and dreamy electronic pads build into a heartfelt chorus, and when words are not enough, culminates in an unexpected drop. Topped off with a sprinkling of trap and future bass elements, the innovative production on this cleverly crafted track entices the ears with something special. 

“I wrote this song hoping it would touch others who relate to the same heartbreak I felt”, shares Alex of IN THE NOW. “We wanted the song to sound really different from what we normally do”, said Dan, the producer of the group, “we experimented with many different versions of the drop before we got something we were all happy with, bringing together the right amount of contrast and energetic release.”

A music video directed and produced by Singapore creative collective YungTauFoo and Homies accompanies the release of this single.

IN THE NOW are four teenage friends and schoolmates from Singapore comprised of producer and vocalist Dan Rafael, and vocalists Akmal Hussein, Rahmat Damansari and Alex Gryffin. They are currently working on an EP of 6 songs to be released in 2020, written and produced by themselves, whilst also completing their tertiary education.

“Fool” by IN THE NOW will be available everywhere from Friday, 28 February 2020 (and for pre-save before) at this link: https://ffm.to/in-the-now-fool

About IN THE NOW

Electro-pop/R&B band IN THE NOW are four teenage friends and schoolmates from Singapore whose members include producer and vocalist Dan Rafael, and vocalists Akmal Hussein, Rahmat Damansari and Alex Gryffin. They are always experimenting and looking for that next special sound to evolve their unique palette. Their music combines sensual R&B with dreamy pop soundscapes sprinkled with electronic elements from various genres. They are currently working on an EP of 6 songs to be released in 2020, written and produced by themselves, whilst also completing their tertiary education.

CBIC Marks 60th Milestone Anniversary in October

Country Bankers Insurance Corporation (CBIC) is one of the country’s leading affordable insurance companies, offering a variety of insurance products that gives protection to properties and assets.

Celebrating its 60th milestone year in October, Country Bankers Insurance Corporation (CBIC) a subsidiary of Country Bankers Insurance Group (CBIG), offers non-life insurance such as a motor vehicle, personal accidents, bonds, and fire insurance, among others.
 
“It is time that Filipinos change their old view of insurance as something unnecessary or not a priority. Whether big or small, properties should be covered by insurance because accidents or calamities occur anytime, anywhere and to anyone. It is best to be ready at all times,” says Geraldine Desiderio-Garcia, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Country Bankers Insurance Corporation.
 
Insurances in the Philippines have evolved over the years, says Garcia, improving the quality and scope of insurance and providing affordable options that fit various lifestyles. Staying true to its promise to be relevant yet affordable, Country Bankers’ scope of benefits and coverage carries benefits that can compete with other insurers.


Raising Awareness: For instance, March being Fire Prevention Month, it is the perfect time to discuss and raise awareness about the causes, hazards, and dangers of fire, and the most auspicious occasion to make decisions about insuring your properties. CBIC’s fire insurance coverage may be extended, upon payment of additional premium to allied perils such as earthquake, typhoon, and flood. Optional supplementary covers for fire insurance include burglary, cleaning of debris, fire-fighting expenses, rental expense or income and household employee belongings.  

“Filipinos have learned from their experiences and are now more informed and aware of the importance of getting insurance.  There are many insurance products that cover your needs in times of calamities" Garcia concluded.

For inquiries on life and nonlife insurance products, visit Country Bankers Centre at 648 T.M. Kalaw Avenue, Ermita, Manila or call 8523-8611 for life and 8524-0621 for nonlife. 

SM Supermalls teams up with #TheLinyaLinyaShow for a special ‘self-love’ podcast episode

SM Supermalls teams up with #TheLinyaLinyaShow
SM Supermalls and The Linya-Linya Show team up for special podcast episodes featuring pop-doctor-slash-love-guru Gia Sison.

Heads up, podkids: SM Supermalls teams up with #TheLinyaLinyaShow for a special ‘self-love’ podcast episode

Who said love month is just for couples? It’s for singles (a.k.a. self-partnered), too!

Let’s talk about self-love this Valentine’s season as SM Supermalls and The Linya-Linya Show team up for special podcast episodes featuring pop-doctor-slash-love-guru Gia Sison with show host Ali Sangalang!

“We value self-love just as much as any other forms of love. With our diverse retail offerings and leveled up malling experiences, we give our shoppers all the reasons to celebrate love at SM whether they are single or partnered,” said SM Supermalls senior vice president for marketing Jonjon San Agustin.

With their crazy antics and playful banter, Ali and Doc Gia take listeners on a #WisdomWalk at SM Megamall as they talk about the true meaning of self-love in this day and age, and how they can practice it through the many fun lifestyle experiences available in SM malls nationwide.

Make sure to catch the latest #TheLinyaLinyaShow special podcast episode on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1DiyfIBzjAh6plD0CF3H4k. While you’re at it, you may also listen to your favorite valentine hits on SM Supermalls’ “Pinoys In Love” playlist.

Join SM’s #MeForMe online promo for a chance to win a Linya-Linya shirt! Check out the @smsupermalls Faceboook page to know more. For updates on SM Supermalls’ latest activities and events, visit www.smsupermalls.com.

CBLIC continues commitment to serve the unserved

Country Bankers Life Insurance Corporation (CBLIC)
Country Bankers Life Insurance Corporation (CBLIC) was established out of the need to cater to an unserved segment of the insurance market.

Simple, straightforward optionsCBLIC continues commitment to serve the unserved




Founded by Jose E. Desiderio, Sr. on March 28, 1965, CBLIC responded to the needs of small and medium business entrepreneurs, farmers, fishermen, and public school teachers in the rural areas, a market that had been untapped in the 1960s.

Today, with 55 strong years as a reliable insurer, CBLIC remains true to its promise to give Filipinos simple, straightforward, and non-intimidating insurance options in the countryside through partner banks.

“We are committed to the needs of our clients. We are proud to share our humble success with everyone who has contributed to the growth of CBLIC for over five decades, especially our clients in the countryside,” says Geraldine Desiderio-Garcia, CBLIC senior vice president and general manager.

CBLIC’s management has been working hard to improve its products and serve their clients better, forging to solidify its position as the most affordable insurer-of-choice.  Its micro-insurance products, for instance, provide disadvantaged Filipinos access to financial support during times of catastrophe and financial distress.

“We will continue to deliver what we promise to give by coming up with affordable, simple and relevant insurance products like CB Kalinga, our micro-insurance product, and Alalay sa Buhay, one of the most affordable term insurance packages in the market,” says Ms. Garcia.

Country Bankers Insurance Group (CBIG) has two subsidiaries: Country Bankers Life Insurance Corporation (CBLIC), a life insurance provider that has been in service for 55 years, and Country Bankers Insurance Corporation (CBIC), a non-life insurance company that provides motor vehicle, personal accident, fire insurance, among others.

CBLIC’s slogan “Ito ang Alalay Ko sa Buhay,” and CBIC’s “Tulong na Maaasahan” have endeared them to a growing number of clientele as they stay true to their promise of protecting disadvantaged Filipinos in times when they need help most.

For inquiries on life and nonlife insurance products, visit Country Bankers Centre at 648 T.M. Kalaw Avenue, Ermita, Manila or call 8523-8611 for life and 8524-0621 for nonlife.

Basta Ministop, don’t pay cash. PayMaya!

Basta Ministop, don’t pay cash. PayMaya!

PayMaya Preferred: Get quick treats and sweet deals when you use PayMaya QR at Ministop


Grabbing a quick bite or buying some last-minute needed items just got more convenient and rewarding as Ministop joins the growing list of PayMaya Preferred merchants, where customers can get added treats and perks whenever they pay using PayMaya QR. 

Paulo Avelino reveals his heartfelt Valentine gift


Everyone shares a common goal this Valentine's season: to show heartfelt effort to make their loved one feel special, whether through a grand gesture or a simple, laid-back celebration.

STADA to acquire an established OTC portfolio in the Philippines

Memorandum of Agreement signing between Fern CEO, Tommany Tan, and STADA Philippines’ General Manager, Sharmaine Abarientos.


STADA’s Philippine portfolio is being strengthened with FERN C, a well-established range of food supplements.

STADA Philippines General Manager Sharmaine Abarientos: “With FERN C in our portfolio, we will establish a strong consumer healthcare platform to launch other quality medicines as well and provide better health for all Filipinos.”
STADA CEO Peter Goldschmidt: “The acquisition of FERN will help us to execute our growth ambitions in the Philippines.”
STADA Asia Pacific Managing Director Gary Clark: “With both STADA and FERN carrying heritage, we will be able to provide better health for Filipinos.“

Say hello to ‘SAM’ at SM Aura Premier!

#ExperienceAWESM with SAM


Your friendly interactive mall attendant is coming to SM Aura Premier!


Ready to give delightful malling experiences to shoppers, SM Supermalls’ ‘SAM the robot’, the country’s first-ever smart mall attendant, officially invades SM Aura Premier starting February 7!

All Eyes on Ben&Ben’s upcoming new single and 2 music videos this month!

 Ben&Ben

Ben&Ben is showing no signs of slowing down. In terms of consistency, the nine-piece outfit continues to break streaming records and dominate the cultural conversation with releases that resonate with people from various walks of life. 

Pay with PayMaya, para may #BalikBayad!

Local film and TV royalties Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla strut the “green carpet” before the official premiere of their latest “BalikBayad” video project as the newest brand ambassadors of PayMaya, the most rewarding mobile wallet app in the Philippines today.

Pay with PayMaya, para may #BalikBayad!

Teen Royalties Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla come back to share 
the many rewards you get when you “Don’t Pay Cash. PayMaya!”

After more than a year of not being seen together on-screen, “Teen Royalties” Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla reunite for an action-packed project that sees them sharing the many perks and rewards of going cashless through PayMaya’s “BalikBayad” campaign.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the flawless of them all?


What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you like what you see? Are you kind to yourself? 

According to a gender difference study by the University of Texas at Austin, women are more prone to low self-esteem compared to men . Similar studies also show that girls believe that they are generally not good enough, especially when it comes to their appearance. Cultural expectations, external pressures, and social media are just some that contribute to someone being hypercritical of themselves.

Careline launches first local male ambassador for makeup brand

Lou Yanong and Andre Brouillette 
As a beauty brand that embraces diversity and gender equality, Careline launches PBB Otso big four winners and real life couple Lou Yanong and Andre Brouillette as its newest ambassadors.

The first ever local love team to endorse a makeup brand, Lou and Andre embodies the powerful message that Careline consistently conveys: Makeup doesn’t have to be gender specific and the art of makeup is a form of expression that anyone must be able to experience freely. 

Solane provides cooking stations for Taal evacuees

Solane cooking station in Batangas Sports Complex
Hundreds of evacuees affected by the eruption of the Taal Volcano became beneficiaries of the relief operations organized recently by top LPG solutions provider Solane.  Food, cooking equipment, and Solane LPG were generously provided to evacuees who were able to use the Solane LPG cooking stations set up by volunteers from the company. 

Solane provides cooking stations for Taal evacuees


“Solane is happy to be giving back to the community in any way we can. Through this tragic incident, we saw the opportunity to step up by setting up cooking stations so we can provide hot and freshly cooked meals to as many evacuees as we can,” said Isla LPG CEO Ruben Domingo.

Solane conducted a series of relief operations in various evacuation sites. At the Batangas Sports Complex, a team of Solane volunteers put up a cooking station to offer noodles and coffee to at least 3000 estimated evacuees. At the Batangas Provincial Capitol where more than 700 evacuees stayed, the Batangas Divers Association partnered with Solane to provide LPGs for their cooking station. Meanwhile, in Barangay San Jose, Batangas, Solane donated five sets of stove and LPGs to at least 900 evacuees. 
  
The Taal relief operation is one of the several outreach initiatives of Solane in Batangas. Solane also regularly holds community drives such as barangay health initiatives, sports tournaments to promote a healthier lifestyle and good camaraderie, and Balik Eskwela to provide educational materials and school equipment to public schools. 

AXA Philippines inks partnership with Avega Managed Care


AXAPhilippines,   one   of   the   country’s   leading  insurance   providers,   has   partnered  withA Managed Care (an affiliate of Intellicare group and member of Fullerton Health),a leader in healthcare administration, to provide a more convenient,  accessible andworld-class healthcare to Filipinos. 
With the alliance, AXA Philippines is able to offer anextensive and differentiated healthcare experience to its customers*through AVEGA’snetwork of over 49,000 affiliated doctors and specialists and over 2,800 hospitals andclinics.   Now,   AXA’s   Global   Health   Access   health   plan   allows   customers   to   avail   ofcashless  and  seamless transaction  nationwide through  AVEGA’s  extensive   network,including dental and optical providers. Photo shows (L-R) AXA Philippines chief of retailpropositions Alok Roongta, COO Malet Lepatan, President and CEO Rahul Hora; and AVEGA President Mark Gamir, Vice President and COO Jerico dela Cruz, and head of  and Sales and Marketing, Alan Richard Silo.

Give your immune system a boost with ProSource Virgin Coconut Oil and Nuco coconut-based products

ProSource Virgin Coconut Oil, 100% organic and non-GMO, is a potent and natural way of avoiding illnesses, with its innate anti- inflammatory properties.

As the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (nCoV-2019) has become an alarming global pandemic, with two cases now being reported in the Philippines, taking precautions towards one’s health and wellbeing has become essential. Besides not being able to report to work, the risky possibility of infecting others is also there.

Kids enjoy action-packed playtimes with Jolly Speed Racers

Jolly Speed Racers

Get those racing gears ready this February as Jollibee rolls out the latest set of Jolly Kiddie Meal toys – the Jolly Speed Racers! With this new set of collectible toys, young racers can spend action-packed playtimes and feel the adrenaline rush of driving as they hit the racetracks with Jollibee and Friends.