Now showing: Country's first-ever drive-in cinema

Now showing: Country's first-ever drive-in cinema
SM Pampanga Drive In Cinema


As people adopt new habits apt for the changing times, businesses are also compelled to innovate and deliver new ways for everyone to experience the activities they have always enjoyed. One of these is recapturing the essence and joy of watching a film inside the halls of a cinema.
While movie theaters still have yet to open, SM Cinema gives its patrons the perfect opportunity to see upcoming films through its newest out-of-home entertainment experience, the "SM Cinema Drive-in: Movies at Sundown".

Now showing: Country's first-ever drive-in cinema

A throwback to the good old days of drive-in theaters, SM Cinema relives this experience for a new generation to enjoy, bringing them a fresh avenue for a #SafeAndFunMovieWatching crusade from the comfort of their cars.
Opening at SM City Pampanga Amphitheater, SM Cinema’s “Movies at Sundown” allows guests to watch movies on the big screen while observing social distancing rules set by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). Starting today, Friday, July 31, 2020, it will open to the general public featuring the movies’ “Train to Busan 2: Peninsula” and “My Spy.

The “SM Cinema Drive-in: Movies at Sundown” experience

A first in the Philippines, SM Cinema’s drive-in theater takes Filipino viewers to a new horizon of movie-watching.
Guests will be assigned their own parking spots to be guided by traffic marshalls. Once settled, spectators can see the film of their choice on a 20m x 8m screen raised 3-feet above the ground, and will be asked to tune in to a specific frequency on their car’s FM radio to broadcast the audio straight into their vehicles.
Guests can also choose the 6:30PM or 8:50PM schedules from July 31 to August 2. In the succeeding weeks, schedules will be every Thursday to Sundays at 6:45PM. And what’s a drive-in cinema without movie snacks? For a ticket price of only P400 per person, this gives viewers the chance to relish in a new cinematic experience paired with a free Regular Popcorn, Bottled Water, and Beef Franks from SnackTime.

A #SafeAndFunMovieWatching for Filipinos

Optimizing the best view for all guests, two (2) persons can be inside the car and a maximum of four (4) guests will be allowed. Attendees must also be between the ages 21 and 59, pursuant to the safety guidelines set by the IATF. For added safety, viewers will also be asked to stay inside their vehicles with their masks on and practice social distancing all throughout the duration of the movie.

Tickets for SM Cinema’s “Movies at Sundown” must be purchased online in advance at to ensure an uninterrupted viewing experience. No tickets will be sold at the venue, and viewers are advised to arrive at least 30 minutes before their scheduled screening.
“At SM Cinema, we have always explored new dimensions in film screenings to give our viewers the best movie-watching experience they deserve. Now that new norms have come to us, we do our best to meet our audience where they’re at, all while presenting a safe and innovative movie entertainment setup that’s a first in the country,” said Ruby Ann Reyes, SM Cinema’s Vice President for Marketing.
As a household name in film screening, SM Cinema brings back to its audience the joy of seeing movies on screen as they introduce a new way for people to catch their blockbuster favorites. Now available at SM City Pampanga—and soon in five other branches nationwide— catch the next big titles at the “SM Cinema Drive-in: Movies at Sundown" starting today, Friday, July 31, 2020 at SM City Pampanga. Purchase your tickets online via 

5 eco-friendly cooking tips by Solane

5 eco-friendly cooking tips

Make your time in the kitchen more environmentally friendly with Solane

For many, life in quarantine has been an endless repetitive routine of cooking and cleaning. Since the kitchen consumes a lot of energy and food is a major contributor to carbon footprint, a lot of people have become more conscious about conserving food, energy, and other resources. Truly, a change in mindset and lifestyle can have a significant impact on the environment.

5 eco-friendly cooking tips

So, if you want to take your efforts up a notch and make your time in the kitchen more environmentally friendly, Solane, a leading LPG in the country, offers five simple tips for you to try.

Get sustainable cookware. 

One way to be environmentally responsible in the kitchen is to get rid of plastic cooking tools. It is best to have wooden spoons and spatulas instead. Not only are they sustainable and can prevent scratch marks on your pans, they also don’t melt, unlike plastic utensils. Also, non-stick Teflon pans may be the convenient choice for cookware, but they can be easily damaged and are known for releasing toxic chemicals. Try switching to heavy duty and long-lasting alternatives like cast-iron pans or ceramic Dutch ovens.

Save water. 

Water conservation has been a long-standing environmental concern. One way you can help with this problem in the kitchen is by investing in a low-flow faucet. When cooking, you can also rinse your produce in a container, instead of washing them under running water. Once you are done, that “rinse water” can be reused to water plants outdoors. Another tip: Defrost frozen food in the fridge in advance since defrosting under running water can be wasteful. Lastly, try steaming vegetables rather than boiling them because it uses less water and is generally healthier too.

Segregate waste. 

When you are cooking, a lot of trash is disposed of from food scraps to plastic packaging. Make sure you have multiple trash bins in your kitchen to separate biodegradable wastes from non-biodegradable trash. Do a quick search on the internet on which items falls into which category and print out signs to be placed by the garbage cans so you, your family, and household staff can easily familiarize yourselves with proper disposal. This practice also helps with the reduction of waste in landfills.  

Support local produce. 

Buying products from local businesses and farmers helps both the environment and the economy. Supporting local also contributes to the conservation of fuel and energy since local products do not have to be transported long distances. Also, many of these items are grown organically which is healthier for your body, a must amid the pandemic.

Use a trusted LPG brand. 

Liquefied petroleum gas is better for the environment than other fuels as it is known to release less carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. With this, it is best to choose a brand that has been used and trusted by many households in the country, like Solane, which also provides a cleaner, healthier, and safer fuel that will make every meal better for you, your family, and Mother Nature.

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Inspiring Pinoys to #StayStrong with Century Tuna Superbods 2020

The road to Century Tuna Superbods 2020 was all set: launched earlier this year by showbiz royalties Nadine Lustre and Alden Richards with the message “Every day is a chance to be a better you", the annual fitness competition had all 34 finalists lined up. But when the COVID-19 pandemic happened, the competition pivoted to become a   platform with an inspiring message for all.

 Inspiring Pinoys to #StayStrong with Century Tuna Superbods 2020

Times are tough but Century Tuna, the country’s leading canned tuna, proved that Pinoys are tougher as it relaunched Century Tuna Everybod Superbod 2020 with a more inclusive and relevant theme: Stay strong, Pilipinas!

Alden Richards  - Celebrity Superbods

Streamed on the Century Superbods Facebook page, the launch featured celebrity Superbods Nadine and Alden, together with the 34 Century Tuna Superbods finalists enjoining everyone to witness the strength of the Superbods spirit to continue pursuing their passion and dreams of a healthier future that begin with proper diet and exercise.   

Nadine Lustre - celebrity Superbods 

“Now more than ever, we need to encourage everyone to stay physically and mentally strong, and we feel that that can be achieved by eating right, moving our bodies every day and practicing proper hygiene to protect ourselves from the ongoing virus,” said Century Pacific Food Inc EVP and COO Greg Banzon.

To further reinforce the importance of staying strong, Century Tuna released a rousing video (  that signalled the resumption of the highly-anticipated Century Tuna Everybod Superbod 2020 competition, following the same objectives: The candidate must be a “Difference Maker,” someone who can make a stand and empower Filipinos to be the best they can be.

Of course, this year’s unstoppable finalists were ready to show off their hot and fit bods to make a difference and inspire everyone to Stay Strong.  

In the female category, the 18 fit and sexy finalists are:

Katrina Arceta (@pasteledpawbykat)
Grace del Rosario (@gracedelrosario_makeup)
Sherlyn Doloriel (@sherlyndoloriel)
Zai Ebido (@zaiebido)
Shirley Garcia (@shirleygarcia3797)
Lynn Gonzales (@lynnrgonzales)
Astrid Hernandez (@astridhernandezph)
Renzel Jose (@renzel.mae)
Liz Kuczera (@lizkuczera)
Karla Lasquite
Samantha Lo (@samantha_ashley_lo)
Ines Lorenzo (@tack.n.tanlines)
Kai Ochosa (@kaiochsa)
Kathleen Paton (@kathleen_paton)
Christine Picardal (@tinedoesfitness)
Samantha Purvor (@istmesamanthap)
Candice Ramos (@candiceramos)
Key Trajano (@keytrajano)

The 16 hot and healthy male finalists are:

Sam Ajdani (@samajdani)
Nelson Banzuela (@nelsonbanzuela25)
Kirk Bondad (@Kirk_bondad)
Enzo Bonoan (@enzobonoan24)
Hans Braga (@hansbraga_)
Nicholas Chua (@fat.kid.inside)
Robert Hamilton (@roberthamilton_official)
Albert Lorenzo (@alberttiongson)
Philippe Magalona (@philippemagalona)
Erie Matic (@eriematic)
Malcolm Mostoles (@malc_mostoles)
Gianpaolo Paparo (@gianpaolo.paparo)
Julian Roxas (@julsfitph)
Gian Ruiz (@makeupmusclesnme)
Jason Senga (@oh_jizz_on)
Jojo Urquico (@jojourquico)

Each candidate’s journey to becoming the Century Tuna Everybod Superbod 2020 grand winners will consist of various digital challenges that will be posted on the Century Tuna Superbods Facebook page and can be searched using #StayStrongPilipinas, 

#CenturyTunaSuperbods, #EverybodCanBeASuperbod.  These challenges will lead up to the finals night happening on September 19, 2020 where over Php 2,000,000 worth of prizes is at stake and where one male and one female grand winners will be selected.

To know more about “Century Tuna’s Everybod Superbod 2020,” visit and follow Century Tuna’s Facebook page, @centurytuna or Instagram @centurytunasuperbods.

Visiting a doctor amid pandemic: If symptoms persist, don’t hesitate

Visiting a doctor amid pandemic: If symptoms persist, don’t hesitate
The widespread panic and fear generated by COVID-19 have brought the world to a grinding halt with authorities imposing quarantine protocols.  

Visiting a doctor amid pandemic: If symptoms persist, don’t hesitate

The pandemic has caused many Filipinos to hesitate to visit doctors’ clinics primarily due to the fear of contracting the virus outside their homes. Medical practitioners are now conducting teleconsultations or virtual consultations, allowing patients to have access to doctors through phone or video calls to mitigate the situation.

Some hospitals have already opened outpatient clinics but on an appointment basis only, with the patients required to accomplish health declaration forms.

While the spread of COVID-19 currently dominates health concerns, Filipinos should not ignore their pre-existing health conditions or non-COVID-19 symptoms, as this can put patients at enormous health risk. Among health conditions that must be paid close attention to are diabetes and hypertension.

Studies have shown an increasing prevalence of diabetes and hypertension with nearly four million cases of diabetes recorded in the Philippines as of May 2020 , while hypertension is the leading preventable cause of premature death worldwide.   The emergence of COVID-19 leaves these patients vulnerable to the virus. 

“When seeing a doctor, the risks and benefits must be considered. Whatever circumstances we’re in, it doesn’t change the fact that when symptoms persist, people shouldn’t hesitate to consult a doctor, be it on-site or through virtual consultations,” said Dr. Alex Junia, Cardiologist at the Perpetual Succour Hospital and Past President of the Philippine Heart Association. 

“Early medical intervention saves lives,” the doctor emphasized.

Among the early warning signs of diabetes emergencies that should not be ignored are extreme thirst, dry mouth, frequent urination, unplanned weight loss, hunger, fatigue, irritable behavior, blurred vision, slow-healing wounds, skin that itches, or is dry and/or yeast infections.  

However, not all symptoms of diabetes are the same. According to  Dr. Grace De los Santos, Diabetologist at the Metropolitan Medical Center and President of  Diabetes Philippines, “Type 1 diabetes symptoms may also include abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting, while Type 2 diabetes symptoms may include shortness of breath, pain or numbness in the extremities.”

Likewise, the symptoms of hypertension must also be discussed with doctors for proper medical attention. While people with high blood pressure often have unnoticeable symptoms, there are instances when the blood pressure is alarmingly elevated that the patient may experience the following: headache, dizziness, and blurred vision. 

Some of the symptoms may resemble other medical conditions, so it is best to consult a doctor for proper diagnosis.

“There is a variety of treatment and management options for patients with diabetes and hypertension. The decision on which medications to opt for to achieve target blood sugar levels and to lower the blood pressure depends on many factors including patient’s medical history and other health problems a patient may have. This is why it is crucial to seek and consult a doctor to discuss the best treatment plan for one’s condition,” Dr. Greta Cortez, Boehringer Ingelheim Philippines Inc.  Head of Medicine, Human Pharma, explained.

To alleviate concerns about visiting the doctor for consultation, patients are advised to take safety precautions such as having temperatures checked, wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and making a habit of bringing alcohol for sanitation and disinfection.

Complete Your OOTD Look with These Stylish Yet Comfy Shoes from Skechers at Shopee’s 8.8 Fashion Sale

Shop for style and comfort with Sketchers on Shopee
Sketchers on Shopee - Shop for style and comfort on July 29, 2020 and save up to 70% OFF

On July 29, shoppers can enjoy up to 70% off on selected Sketcher items from Shopee

MANILA, JULY 29, 2020 - Calling all shoe-fanatics! Trying to find the perfect pair of shoes? Look no further as Skechers is having their end of season sale on Shopee. On July 29, shoppers can enjoy up to 70% off on selected pairs of shoes at Shopee’s 8.8 Fashion Sale. 

Complete Your OOTD Look with These Stylish Yet Comfy Shoes from Skechers at Shopee’s 8.8 Fashion Sale

Here are eight pairs of kicks shoppers can indulge in: 

Make walks comfier with Skechers Women’s You Ambiance. It’s lightweight and has a high-rebound cushioning feature that’s ideal for casual walks. 

Rock the suede look with Skechers Women Moda Perswayed. It’s designed with a stitching accent and memory foam cushion, perfectly mixing style and comfort. 

Strut the streets in retro style with Skechers Women Double-up Duvet. It’s a classic platform-soled sneaker that matches with every look. 

Make every step count with Skechers Women You. It is a slip-on-footwear with a soft woven mesh providing breathability and comfort. 

Combine lifestyle and wellness with Skechers You Transcend. Its soft-woven mesh fabric is stretchable making it easier and comfier for walking. 

Style meets comfort with Skechers Women Hi-Lites. It’s designed with air-cooled memory foam inside for a more comfortable and leisurely walk. 

Make morning jogs fun and comfier with Skechers Men Go Run 600. It’s well-cushioned and lightweight that’s ideal for easy to mid-level workouts. 

Shape up with Skechers Men Go Walk Revolution. It’s made with comfortable and breathable materials making afternoon strolls and jogs more enjoyable. 

Shopee 8.8 Fashion Sale

The Shopee 8.8 Fashion Sale is happening from July 23 to August 8. Shoppers can look forward to free shipping for selected stores, deals as low as ₱8, mix-and-match bundle deals, and ShopeePay fashion vouchers. Users can also enjoy exclusive offers from leading brands such as Silver Kingdom, Hanford, Maybelline, Primer Group, Penshoppe, and iTrends. 

Visit the Skechers’ official Shopee page via this link For more information about the Shopee 8.8 Fashion Sale, visit 

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

Diwatang Maria addresses Pinoy’s 5 major skin problems

Diwata Maria Sinukuan - Gluta Kojic Soap
Diwata Maria Sinukuan - Gluta Kojic Soap
The majority of Asians experience five major skin problems due to their adaptation to their climate and the pigment composition of their skin, surveys have shown. Because of this, Asians need different skincare regimens.

Diwatang Maria addresses Pinoy’s 5 major skin problems

Diwatang Maria addresses Pinoy’s 5 major skin problems
Diwatang Maria addresses Pinoy’s 5 major skin problems

And among Asians, Filipinos, both men and women suffer from these five common skin conditions; however, most of the soaps marketed in the country are for skin lightening while discounting the real skin concerns of the consumers.

Diwatng Maria, the newest beauty bar soap in the country today features three soap variants that address Pinoy skin concerns while boasting of its premium quality ingredients.

Aside from the fact that Diwatang Maria soaps are organic, the three variants  

1. Diwatang Maria Makiling
2. Diwatang Maria Sinukuan 
3. Diwatang Maria Cacao 

It contains combinations of premium-grade organic ingredients that are best for several skin problems.

Ma. Concepcion Macalintal, President and CEO of Diwatang Maria said that before she decided to finally take this journey of manufacturing and distributing beauty soaps she noticed that most of the soaps available in the country are mostly for lightening. “The shelves in the supermarkets and grocery stores are already full of different skin lightening soap and this is the reason we made Diwatang Maria, not just for skin lightening but to really address what Filipino skin needs.”

According to Macalintal the five most common skin conditions among Pinoys are sensitivity or prone to pimples and acne, dark spots, oiliness, dry skin that lacks radiance, and hyperpigmentation

“These are the skin problems that Diwatang Maria would like to answer so we combined premium quality organic ingredients that will not only lighten the skin but treats several skin issues,” Macalintal noted.

Macalaintal also added that they are using virgin coconut oil as the soap base of Diwatang Maria, and by doing this, consumers, can enjoy the benefits of VCO. “I personally make sure that each variant contains enough of the primary ingredients to ensure that our consumers will enjoy the results that we promise.”

Diwatang Maria Makiling for pimples, dark spots and hyperpigmentation
Combining the power of kojic acid, papaya enzyme and aloe vera guarantee impressive results in just a couple of weeks. Koji Acid and papaya enzymes are known effective skin lightening agents and they also help in controlling the oiliness of the skin, thus, treat pimples and acne. Kojic acid is also known for improving the appearance of melasma and hyperpigmentation.

Those who have tried other soaps with kojic acid usually complain about itchiness. To address this concern Macalintal shared that by adding aloe vera in the ingredients of Diwatang Maria Makiling it helps soothe or prevent itching of the skin. “Our customers who have tried Diwatang Maria Makiling can attest to its efficacy in lightening the skin and the soothing effect of aloe vera.”

Diwatang Maria also has its signature scent derived from orange’s essential oil.
Diwata Maria Sinukuan - Gluta Kojic Soap
Diwata Maria Sinukuan - Gluta Kojic Soap

Diwatang Maria Sinukuan for sensitive skin that lacks radiance
This variant is gaining popularity not only for its benefits on the skin but for its lavander scent, which has calming effect.

Enriched with glutathione, kojic acid and papaya enzyme, Diwatang Maria Sinukuan will surely make your skin glow and best for sensitive skin because it contains glutathione, which is a known a powerful antioxidant that can help prevent inflammation.

Infused with oatmeal kernel, Diwatang Maria Sinukuan also helps in removing excess oil and dead skin cells, thus, leaving the skin radiant and glowing. Because of the anti-inflammatory properties of oatmeal and glutathione this soap variant is best for people whose skin reacts easily to dirt, dust, bacteria, and chemicals.
Diwatang Maria Cacao for dry, dull skin
Diwatang Maria Cacao for dry, dull skin

Diwatang Maria Cacao for dry, dull skin
Not all people want to have fairer skin, there are many Pinoys and Pinays who embrace their morena complexion, and this is the reason Macalintal designed Diwatang Maria Cacao variant.
This chocolate-scented soap will give your skin the moisture and radiance it needs with the skin enhancing and anti-aging benefits from oatmeal kernel, colloidal oatmeal, and shea butter. These ingredients help our skin to maintain and stimulate collagen production. Together with aloe vera, Diwatang Maria Cacao can help the skin restores elasticity while fighting inflammation and free radicals with every bath.

According to Macalintal all Diwatang Maria products are paraben-free, and free of other harmful ingredients. “Our soaps are 100 organic and very safe on the skin as they contain no chemical, everything that we used to form every soap is from natural ingredients and of premium quality.”

Diwatang Maria is very proud to be known as a Filipino brand, that provides premium quality organic soaps, and advocates eco-friendly products. Diwatang Maria is available in Lazada and Shoppee. For more information check Follow and like on FB: Instagram: diwatangmariaph 

Get ready to experience Next-Gen connectivity with Globe’s 5G technology and mobile phones

The community quarantine has shown how Filipinos rely on connectivity. As they practice social distancing, they depend on the internet to stay updated on the latest news, for work or study needs, and to enjoy their leisure activities.

Get ready to experience Next-Gen connectivity with Globe’s 5G technology and mobile phones 

Very soon, Globe Postpaid and Platinum subscribers in select locations in Makati and BCG can experience faster and more reliable internet speeds with Globe’s 5G technology.  This will then be progressively rolled out to more areas in the country and to Prepaid customers towards the end of the year. .

Customers only need a 5G-capable and enabled mobile phone. With the  Huawei Nova 7 SE, the latest addition in its roster of 5G capable devices, customers can enjoy  5G experience free at ThePLAN 1499 . This plan Comes with a monthly allocation of 10GB open access data, unlimited calls to Globe/TM subscribers, unlimited text and 100 minutes call to all networks. 

Huawei Nova 7 SE is the most affordable 5G device in the Philippine market.  It comes with a new and improved balanced chipset that ensures next-level device performance, top-notch image processing and photo/video denoising. The device also features four versatile lenses for its rear camera, allowing users to capture sweeping landscapes and enchanting portraits. The mobile phone also highlights its new and improved AppAssistant, which allows customers to receive incoming calls and messages while they play games without missing a frame.

The feature-packed Huawei Nova 7 SE when paired with Globe’s 5G network enables subscribers to experience seamless streaming, real-time gaming and faster downloads.

“The availability of mid-priced 5G enabled devices lets more Filipinos experience the game-changing connectivity of 5G. As we continue to grow and expand our network, we also aim to bring a wider range of 5G-enabled devices in order to enable Filipinos to recreate a better tomorrow,” says Globe VP for Strategic Platforms and Partnerships Coco Domingo. 

Aside from the Huawei Nova 7 SE, customers can also choose from other 5G devices that are bundled with a Globe postpaid plan such as the Huawei P40, Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G and Samsung S20 Ultra. Subscribers who have these 5G enabled phones will not be charged any additional fees when connecting to the 5G network. Current Globe LTE sims are already 5G-enabled and they can join the network right away. 

5G is the next generation of wireless internet connectivity. It allows customers to stream the latest movies and TV shows in HD quality, play immersive online games with less lags, and stay connected with their loved ones through high-quality video chats.

Moreover, 5G is designed to power smart cities, intelligent homes, self-driving vehicles, and energy grids. Globe is committed to bringing a future that is highly-digitized, convenient and revolutionizes how Filipinos live. 

For more information, visit the website at,  

#ScanToPay via PayMaya QR at Eastwood City's Harvest to Goodness weekend market

Customers shopping experience via PayMaya QR at Eastwood City’s Harvest to Goodness
Customers can enjoy a safe and rewarding shopping experience via PayMaya QR at Eastwood City’s Harvest to Goodness weekend market until July 30, 2020.

PayMaya, Megaworld Lifestyle Malls help local farmers and merchants bounce back through safe contactless payments

#ScanToPay via PayMaya QR at Eastwood City's Harvest to Goodness weekend market

Buyers and diners in merchants around Eastwood City as well as local farmers participating in the Harvest to Goodness weekend market can feel safer and more secure as Megaworld Lifestyle Malls taps digital financial services leader PayMaya to offer contactless payment options to customers via PayMaya QR.

By equipping participating booths and stalls at Eastwood City's Harvest to Goodness weekend market with PayMaya QR, customers can now use contactless payments when they purchase homegrown produce and goods until July 30, 2020 –helping eliminate the risk of handling cash and making it easier and safer to support local businesses.  

A merchant showcases her store’s PayMaya QR which enables her to accept cashless payments from customers
A merchant showcases her store’s PayMaya QR which enables her to accept cashless payments from customers - promoting safer transactions at the Harvest to Goodness weekend market until July 30, 2020. 

Patrons can also use their PayMaya app to buy fresh fruits, vegetables, poultry, seafood, and even meals from local stores around the Eastwood Central Plaza and Eastwood Mall’s Open Park. These merchants were equipped with QR payments acceptance through PayMaya's faster onboarding process for merchants that makes on-the-spot activation of PayMaya QR for merchants possible.

Paying contactless via PayMaya QR is easy, all customers have to do is scan the QR code of the merchant using their PayMaya app, key in the amount for payment, and hit confirm. With this payment method, transactions are more secure for customers and the merchant as it reduces contact and does away the exchange of cash.

"We're excited to offer homegrown merchants and local farmers an opportunity to sell their products while also ensuring that our mall patrons are able to pay safely and conveniently through our partnership with PayMaya," said Tefel Pesigan - Valentino, Vice President and Head for Marketing and Business Development of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls. "As we all work together to recover from the COVID-19 crisis, it's important to ensure the safety of both our merchant partners and our customers whenever they transact in our malls."
On top of a safe and convenient payment transaction, customers who #ScanToPay via PayMaya QR can also enjoy up to 100% Balik Bayad maximum of P500 for a more rewarding shopping experience. Not only are they able to help local businesses recover from the effects of the pandemic, they also get to take advantage of this exciting reward from PayMaya. 

“Since the start of quarantine, Filipinos have been relying on PayMaya for safer and more convenient transactions for their daily essentials. We’re excited to work with Megaworld Lifestyle Malls in creating an environment where local businesses can continue selling their products using contactless payment technologies like PayMaya QR,” Shailesh Baidwan, President of PayMaya Philippines. 
Participating businesses at Eastwood City’s Harvest to Goodness weekend market are able to accept contactless payment via PayMaya QR, by making use of the PayMaya Negosyo app which is available on Google PlayStore for Android. Through this platform, micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) can easily accept QR and other digital payment methods using their smartphones, online and in-stores. 

Interested merchants and sellers may sign up for a PayMaya Negosyo account and instantly accept QR or online payments by downloading the app from the Google Play Store (

PayMaya is the only end-to-end digital payments ecosystem enabler in the Philippines with platforms and services that cut across consumers, merchants, and government. Aside from providing payments acceptance for the largest e-Commerce, food, retail and gas merchants in the Philippines, PayMaya enables national and social services agencies as well as local government units with digital payments and disbursement services.   

Through its app and wallet, PayMaya  provides millions of Filipinos with the fastest way to own a financial account with over 40,000 Add Money touchpoints nationwide, more than double the total number of traditional bank branches in the Philippines combined. Its Smart Padala by PayMaya network of over 30,000 partner touchpoints nationwide serves as last mile digital financial hubs in communities, providing the unbanked and underserved with access to services. To know more about PayMaya's products and services, visit or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Recreate the world right at home with Globe

Recreate the world right at home with Globe

Recreate the world right at home with Globe 

Transform your space with faster Internet speeds, unli data, and  free devices from Globe at Home Postpaid

As Filipinos continue to spend more time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many are discovering and/or rediscovering their passions. Some turned to the kitchen to become home bakers, making the latest trending snack, while others transformed their home into a greenhouse, becoming "plant titos and titas". Those who suddenly had time on their hands got back into their fitness routine, and there are those who continue to strive for productivity as "work-from-home warriors". 

The current situation has encouraged people to recreate their world in their own spaces. Homes are transformed into the owner’s taste and vision, and have become a haven where families can continue to achieve their goals. Globe At Home offers connectivity that empowers Filipino families to  do more and achieve more, with its affordable and high speed broadband plans, intelligent devices, relevant content partners, and digital account management/after-sales services.

“Since we’re still mostly at home, we rely on the power of the internet to inform, entertain, and educate us. A strong and reliable connection is now more important than ever,” shares Darius Delgado, VP and Head of Broadband Business at Globe. “Furthermore, we get to spend more time with our family as we do more and recreate life.” 

Globe At Home’s new postpaid line-up begins with Xtreme WiFi Plan 999, the network’s most affordable postpaid home Internet plan. For as low as P999 per month, customers can experience instant WiFi, instant big data of up to 140GB, and instant entertainment right at home. The plan comes with an all-in-one DIY modem that can turn regular television into a Smart TV, allowing families to access their favorite YouTube videos on a bigger screen. 

Families can also avail plans with more data and faster speeds that fit their lifestyle and home connectivity needs. UNLI Plan 1899 with speeds of up to 30 Mbps comes with a free Android TV Box.  This entertainment device allows families to stream video content on the big screen  from your favorite streaming apps so that you can bring the cinema right at home.  Meanwhile, UNLI Plan 2899 has speeds of up to 100 Mbps and comes with a pair of TP-Link Deco M5 WiFi Mesh devices. These devices expand WiFi coverage to more areas of your home, and are most practical for those who have turned their home into an office and learning space for kids. The plan also comes with exclusive access to the Tech Squad VIP service, a customer service team that provides end-to-end support for your home WiFi needs.

“Globe At Home’s goal is to provide more Filipino families with high-speed internet so they can turn their home into whatever they want it to be - whether it’s an office, a classroom, a personal gym, or a cinema,” says Baby Aquino, VP and Head of Brand Management for Globe At Home. "We want to better serve our customers' increasing need for more stable and reliable home connectivity so they can transform their homes."

Customers in serviceable areas can avail of or upgrade to these new exciting promo plans via the Globe online shop or the Globe At Home app until September 30, 2020. All plans come with three months access to iWant Premium and Amazon Prime Video so families can get together and bond while streaming their favorite entertainment content. 

Learn more how you can recreate your world right at home with Globe At Home plans and services via the Facebook page at You may also visit any Globe Store nationwide.  

Kid-friendly Recipes, Rich in Protein and Calcium for National Nutrition Month

Kid-friendly Recipes, Rich in Protein and Calcium  for National Nutrition Month

The National Nutrition Council (NNC) sets the theme “Batang Pinoy, Sana Tall. Iwas Stunting, Sana All” for this year’s nutrition month. Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC) joins the nation in celebrating the National Nutrition Month this July to bring to light the ill effects of stunting and how to prevent a child’s healthy growth from being stunted.

Kid-friendly Recipes, Rich in Protein and Calcium for National Nutrition Month 

Kid-friendly Recipes, Rich in Protein and Calcium for National Nutrition Month

According to the 8th National Nutrition Survey by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), 3 out of 10 Filipino Children (5 and below) are stunted. Stunting or “pagkabansot” in our native tongue is a manifestation of long term occurrence of malnutrition. It is defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) “as impaired growth and development that children experience from poor nutrition, repeated infection, and inadequate psychosocial stimulation”.

How Stunting is Stunted
Growth failure can start from the womb and progress after birth. The effects of stunting, if not immediately and properly addressed, can be permanent and irreversible. There is a window of opportunity to reverse or prevent stunting through effective interventions for children 5 years old and below. Unfortunately, there is no cure to stunting, so prevention is critical for young children to have healthy growth and development. 

It is imperative for parents to track their child’s growth. The National Nutrition Council provided a simplified and more understandable Child Growth Standard Table based on WHO’s Child Growth Standards (WHO-CGS) 2004 and WHO’s Reference Data, 2006. These information can be access through

Importance of Proper Nutrition to avoid Stunting

Women of child-bearing age and expectant mothers must have adequate nutrition to prepare their bodies to a healthy pregnancy and give birth to a well-nourished baby. It is also highly important that breastfeeding mothers get adequate nutrition in order to supply the needs of their babies throughout the 6 months exclusive breastfeeding journey. Exclusive breastfeeding from 0-6 months is recommended for babies to gain optimum nutrients perfect for their age. To prevent your child from having growth failure, it is important to address poor diet, inadequate calorie intake, poor quality of meal intake, and insufficient supply of macro nutrients like protein and micro nutrients like calcium specific for growth and development.

The Culinary Nutrition Team of Ajinomoto puts together a treat for kids to enjoy and for homemakers to conveniently prepare and serve. Try to make these 4 calcium-rich recipes using 4 ingredients done in 4 easy steps made with AJI SAVOR™ on Rice Topping Mix and 4 protein-rich recipes using 4 ingredients done in 4 easy steps made with Prottie® Soymilk Drink Mix.

AJI SAVOR™ Rice Topping Mix Chicken/Beef is available in leading supermarkets. Prottie® Soymilk Drink Mix is available on LazMart, an online store on LazMall. For more healthy and delicious recipes, visit and 

Uniqlo Officially Launches its Online Store in the Philippines

Uniqlo Officially Launches its Online Store in the Philippines Shop exclusive items at

Uniqlo Officially Launches its Online Store in the Philippines

Shop exclusive items at

July 16, 2020, Manila, Philippines - Japanese global apparel retailer, UNIQLO, officially launches its Online Store. Available on the UNIQLO website and its mobile application, the online store provides a faster and more convenient shopping experience to customers, complementing its network of retail locations across the Philippines.

“We are pleased to announce that everyone can now shop his favorite LifeWear pieces on UNIQLO’s mobile app and website. The launch of UNIQLO Online store stems from the brand’s commitment to bring LifeWear clothing more accessible to our customers nationwide. Our mission has always been about improving the lives of everyone through high quality clothing, outstanding level of service, and a unique shopping experience. We are deeply excited for our customers to enjoy the online store for themselves,” says Masayoshi Nakamura, COO, UNIQLO Philippines.

In the online store, customers can avail sizing from XS to 3XL on select items; pick up purchases in their preferred branch or have it delivered to their location nationwide; opt to pay in store via credit card (Visa/Mastercard/JCB/AMEX) and debit card (Visa/Mastercard); and check availability of items in other stores. For further information, customers can visit and download the UNIQLO mobile application.

Special Offers

Customers who spend a minimum single receipt purchase of PHP 5000 or more from the online store on July 16 will receive a UNIQLO U Packable Bag. 
UNIQLO U Packable Bag
 UNIQLO U Packable Bag

Exclusive to the online store, from July 16 to July 19, customers can enjoy limited offers on everyday essentials such as the Reversible Parka, EZY Ankle Pants, Mercerized Cotton Dress, and Rayon Long Sleeve Blouse.  

The online store offers a complete lineup of LifeWear items for men, women, kids, and babies strengthening the brand’s philosophy of providing clothes to make everyone’s life better.  For more exclusive offers and updates, visit the special page at, follow social media accounts, Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram (, and download the UNIQLO mobile app.

Globe at Home Postpaid introduces new innovative promo plans

Globe at Home Postpaid introduces new innovative promo plans
Globe at Home Postpaid introduces new innovative promo plans

Globe at Home Postpaid introduces new innovative promo plans 

Recreate the world right at home with faster speeds, unli data and free devices

While the country has shifted to more relaxed quarantine guidelines, many still choose to stay at home, opting to use the internet to work, study, and entertain themselves. Globe at Home is empowering families across the country to recreate the world right at home with its new postpaid plans, bundled with exciting freebies and complimentary services.

Bring the cinema right at home

Globe at Home Unli Plan 1,899 up to 30MBPS
Globe at Home Unli Plan 1,899 up to 30MBPS

With Plan 1899, customers can experience speeds of up to 30 Mbps with unlimited data. The cinema is right at home as new customers get three months free access to iWant and Amazon Prime Video plus a free Android TV box.  The Android TV box transforms any TV into a Smart TV with thousands of videos, movies, and games from the Google Play Store, YouTube, and other apps--making every night a movie night.

Set up the office right at home

Globe at Home Unli Plan 2,899 up to 100 MBPS
Globe at Home Unli Plan 2,899 up to 100 MBPS

With the increasing demand for home connection for the entire family, there’s no better time to upgrade to 100 Mbps speed with unlimited data for only P2899. This plan comes with two TP Link Deco M5 WiFi Mesh devices, which expand the WiFi coverage to more areas at home. With these, users can seamlessly move from room to room with a stable connection. 

Plan 2899 is perfect for big families, especially with parents who need to work and grow their businesses at home. Moreover, they get exclusive access to the VIP Tech Squad hotline, a specialized customer service team that provides end-to-end support for WiFi connectivity and installation of devices such as the TP-Link WiFi mesh system that enables enhanced online security for all users in the family. 

Secure a plan fit with your budget

Families can choose from a wide range of postpaid plans depending on their budget.
Globe at Home’s starter pack is Plan 1299, with speeds of up to 10 Mbps and 500GB of data allocation per month. Unlimited plans start at Plan 1699 and come with varying speeds ranging from up to 15 Mbps to a maximum of up to 1 Gbps with Plan 9499.

New and existing Globe at Home customers can apply for or can upgrade their plans using the Globe at Home app which can be downloaded for FREE via Google Playstore or the App Store. All of these plans come with three months of free access to iWant and Amazon Prime Video, and a free landline unit with unlimited calls to Globe and TM subscribers for 24 months.

Learn more via the official Globe at Home Facebook page at or send a message via the Globe At Home FB messenger.

Lysol urges Filipinos: “together, we can disinfect to protect”

Lysol urges Filipinos: “together, we can disinfect to protect”
Lysol urges Filipinos: “together, we can disinfect to protect”

Lysol urges Filipinos: “together, we can disinfect to protect”

As part of its mission to “Disinfect to Protect”, Lysol Philippines has released an informative video in its Facebook page, to reinforce its call for Filipinos to remain vigilant against the COVID19 pandemic and join them in the fight against the disease by helping break the chain of infection.

The video, entitled “Together, we can disinfect to protect”, outlines what people can do to protect themselves, their families and communities against the novel coronavirus—practice proper handwashing, refrain from touching the face, observe cough etiquette and social distancing, and clean and disinfect surroundings.

“We are breaking the chain of COVID-19 infection by calling on all Filipinos to join us in our mission and enlisting them in the practice of washing their hands and regularly disinfecting their surroundings, including most touched surfaces, especially in homes. These practices, when integrated into our lives as routines, become powerful weapons through which we can combat COVID-19,” said Gonzalo Balcazar, RB general manager for South East Asia, Hygiene.

Apart from manufacturing disinfectant sprays and multi-purpose household cleaners, Lysol has been involved in studying bacteria and viruses—from the most common, to the most harmful—working with scientific and academic communities and partnering with healthcare institutions and laboratories to test its products against pathogens, to contribute to scientific knowledge on hygiene and infection control.

One recent study involved the novel SARS-CoV-2 strain wherein Lysol maker, RB, commissioned a globally-recognized laboratory to conduct a series of independent tests to assess the effectiveness of the active ingredients and formulations of Lysol disinfectant spray, liquid hand wash, hand sanitizer, and other disinfectant products against the COVID-19.

Recently, Lysol Philippines has also partnered with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) for a “Disinfect to Protect” joint mission wherein the disinfectant brand donated P36 million to build a COVID-19 mass testing laboratory in Cagayan De Oro, and shoulder the COVID19 mass-testing processing fees of 4,500 Filipinos, including front-liners, the elderly, and pregnant women.

To know more about the Disinfect to Protect mission, please follow the Lysol Facebook Page ( or Philippine Red Cross (

National Artist Maestro Ryan Cayabyab leads top OPM artists in FREE virtual benefit concert with PLDT Home

National Artist Maestro Ryan Cayabyab leads top OPM artists in FREE virtual benefit concert  with PLDT Home
Ryan Cayabyab - National Artist

National Artist Maestro Ryan Cayabyab leads top OPM artists in FREE virtual benefit concert with PLDT Home

National Artist for Music Maestro Ryan Cayabyab top bills the FREE virtual benefit concert of PLDT Home themed “At Home with PLDT: No Learner Left Behind,” in partnership with PLDT-Smart Foundation on July 14, 2020. 

With the aim to raise funds to address the needs of students, teachers, and schools nationwide as they face the new normal in online distance learning, PLDT Home hosts the livestream concert that will gather Filipino musical artists and OPM icons such as, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid alongside husband, Ogie, Martin Nievera, and Pops Fernandez. The concert will be hosted by comedian and theater actor Jon Santos and directed by the award-winning concert director, Paolo Valenciano. Viewers will likewise be serenaded with OPM favorites and timeless music by musical theater artists including 8 Taal Ensemble, Sheila Valderama, Yanah Laurel, Lara Maigue, Gabriela Pangilinan, Gian Magdangal, Arman Ferrer, Flord Tena, and David Ezra.

“Music unites us. This concert brings us together in the spirit of ‘bayanihan’ to help the underprivileged communities – especially the students, teachers, and schools – who are now facing a lot of challenges in online distance learning,” shares National Artist for Music Maestro Ryan Cayabyab.

With the theme “At Home with PLDT: No Learner Left Behind,” PLDT Home aims to aid schools and communities in providing “education for ALL” through quality and adequate opportunities for Filipino students and teachers as they adapt to learning and teaching in the “new normal.” In support of the PLDT-Smart Foundation, PLDT Home leads the “No Learner Left Behind” movement that aims to make education accessible to more students and teachers nationwide by championing the availability and integration of digital technology in their school activities.

Cayabyab concludes, “We hope that through this online concert, we’re able to unite as one country and contribute for the future of these children,” says National Artist for Music Maestro Ryan Cayabyab.

You can watch the FREE livestream benefit concert on PLDT Home’s Facebook and YouTube pages on July 14, Tuesday, at 6:00 PM. 

For those who would like to contribute to the cause can donate through the PLDT-Smart Foundation, Inc.’s Paymaya and bank accounts, or Text DONATE<Space><Amount> and send to 3456.