Achievements, future projects take the spotlight at UnionBank’s E-TalkTales year-ender event

Arvie de Vera, UnionDigital Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer talked about the Future of Financial Service in the country during the UnionBank’s E-TalkTales year-ender event last December 15, 2021


Achievements, future projects take the spotlight at UnionBank’s E-TalkTales year-ender event


In celebration of its numerous accomplishments and milestones this past year, and to give a small preview of what its customers can expect in 2022, Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) held another iteration of its long-running virtual media roundtable series E-TalkTales last December 15.

During the virtual event, UnionBank Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Technology and Operations Officer, and Chief Transformation Officer Henry Aguda talked about some of the Bank's achievements for the year, while the Co-Founder and CEO of UnionBank's digital-native banking arm UnionDigital, Arvie de Vera, talked about the role that the newly formed digital bank will play in UnionBank's digital transformation journey going forward.

Aguda began the discussion by recounting how UnionBank's digital transformation journey has enabled it to brave 2020 and the equally challenging 2021. "The pandemic created this shift to digital, which we now refer to as the “new digital normal”. We changed the way we live, the way we travel, the way we interact with one another, and basically we've changed forever in terms of how we transact in the financial sector."

"But even before the pandemic, UnionBank already had this forward-looking view that digital is the way for us to move forward, and when the pandemic hit, not only did we survive, but I'm happy to say that the Bank actually thrived," according to Aguda.

Henry Aguda, UnionBank Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Technology and Operations Officer, and Chief Transformation Officer talked about some of the Bank's achievements for the year,

He then highlighted the top 10 most notable achievements of UnionBank in 2021. These include being the only publicly listed Philippine bank to be granted a license to operate a digital-native bank; the successful groundbreaking of the UnionBank Innovation Campus, the country's first-ever learning institution focused on digital innovation; and having 21 patents for its innovative offers already approved and 18 more on the way.

Other notable achievements include the integration of Instapay 2.0 into its digital banking platform; the successful launch of the UnionBank SME Banking App; the launch of wealth management educational campaigns including the NextGen Academy; significant user growths for UBX’s platforms SeekCap, Bux, and Sentro; and the significant increase in its customer base to almost 10 million to date, from just nearly 7 million as of end-2020.

Meanwhile, de Vera provided a quick introduction to UnionDigital. UnionDigital is one of only six financial institutions in the Philippines that have officially been granted digital banking licenses by the Bangko Central ng Pilipinas to date. As UnionBank's digital banking arm, UnionDigital will focus on delivering banking and financial services to underserved sectors which the parent bank is not able to optimally cater to.

"While UnionDigital aims to empower the country's digital economy, we also aim to elevate it by bringing trust and governance into the space. We embrace innovation like a fintech, but offer all the powers, experience, and track record of a fully regulated bank,” de Vera said.

“At the heart of our work will always be the desire to provide our customers with what they want and what they need, while ensuring that they have what they need in terms of security, compliance with regulation, and proper governance," de Vera added.

In terms of what customers can expect from the Bank and its subsidiaries in 2022, some of the things that Aguda and de Vera gave a sneak preview of were the Bank's possible foray into non-fungible tokens (NFTs), several new solutions aimed at helping workers in the thriving gig economy through EON, and participating in the growing interest and opportunities relating to the metaverse, just to name a few.

UnionBank Chief Marketing Officer Albert Cuadrante capped off the event with a promise that the Bank will continue to do even better in 2022 in terms of delivering great customer experience across channels and platforms. He also reiterated that "UnionBank’s goal is not just to help people survive, but to actually enable them to thrive in this new environment through the latest financial technologies; staying true to our commitment to “Tech-up Pilipinas!”

"I hope you are as eager as I am to welcome 2022. What I can promise you is that what you heard today is just the tip of the iceberg. There’s a lot more exciting news you can look forward to from UnionBank," Cuadrante concluded.

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Tuloy ang sarap at saya ng Pasko: Jollibee ensures safe and joy-filled moments this Christmas

In-store safety protocols are strictly observed as more Jollibee stores in NCR
and key cities re-open for dine-in

Tuloy ang sarap at saya ng Pasko: Jollibee ensures safe and joy-filled moments this Christmas


It’s Christmas time once again and while the celebrations this year are still different from the big get-togethers of the past, it doesn’t mean that Filipino families can’t find simple joys to revel in.

 

In its newly released safety video, Jollibee again underscored how the brand upholds high standards of quality and safety across its entire operations, while letting customers remember the priceless moments shared with family and friends over great-tasting Jollibee food. Set to an original Jollibee Christmas tune, the video shows how families seeking the familiar joy of the holidays won’t have to compromise their “sarap, saya” experiences because Jollibee ensures that safety continues to be prioritized during the happiest time of the year.

 

“Nothing compares to the joy of being with family especially during the Christmas season. As a brand that has always strived to bring joy, we want to make sure that we don’t only focus on serving langhap-sarap meals, but also assure customers that they can have fun, safe, and worry-free experiences with Jollibee, whether in store or at home,” shared Francis Flores, JFC Philippines Country/Regional Marketing Head and Jollibee Philippines Marketing Head.

Jollibee’s store teams are vaccinated, ensuring the safety of customers whether in-store or at home

 

As more and more Jollibee stores in key cities reopen for dine-in services, the brand makes sure that its Alagang Jollibee promise is in the air just as much as the holiday spirit. Customers are warmly welcomed by fully-vaccinated store teams. Each staff strictly adheres to safety precautions such as wearing of masks and other personal protective equipment, promoting no-touch or cashless transactions, and regularly sanitizing different stations within the store.

With safety protocols in place, Jollibee ensures that families can have a safe and worry-free holiday season as they enjoy their Jollibee favorites

 

For families who choose to have merry celebrations at home, Jollibee also ensures that their langhap-sarap favorites are prepared safely for Take Out and Delivery. Paper bags have safety seals on them, thermal delivery bags are always sanitized, and contactless delivery is practiced to guarantee safety once orders reach the customers’ doorsteps.

 

To see how Jollibee prioritizes safety during the holiday season, you can check out the full video on Jollibee’sofficial Facebook page and Jollibee Philippines’YouTube channel.

 

Visit JollibeeDelivery.com, download the Jollibee App, or order via GrabFood or Foodpanda to get your Jollibee favorites during the most wonderful time of the year.


Want to Live a Plant-Powered Lifestyle this 2022? Here's an Easy Way to Start

Want to Live a Plant-Powered Lifestyle this 2022? Here's an Easy Way to Start 

 

The new year is almost here — a time to reflect and make positive changes to your lifestyle. This is the perfect chance to look back on your wellness, and how your environment highly affects your mood and happiness.

As another year ends, an opportunity to shift your lifestyle unfolds. Why not consider a plant-powered lifestyle? It has a lot of benefits not just for your physical wellbeing but also for your mental health. Apart from the many benefits that you can experience from a sustainable lifestyle, it’s also another way of giving back to Mother Nature especially when you support products that are plant powered.

 If you’re on the lookout for ways to be more eco-conscious and shift to a plant-powered lifestyle this 2022, it’s easy to start with small changes in your everyday life. It can even be as simple as choosing beauty products that not only help you feel good about yourself but is good for the environment as well. Especially since a lot of popular beauty products are already being made with plant-based ingredients.

One trending plant ingredient is Blue Ginger, or Galangal, which has been use for centuries in Asia in cooking and medicine. Blue ginger comes with a wide range of benefits, especially for hair care. It contains properties that help remove impurities from your hair, cleanse, and revitalize strands. But only a few brands have explored this powerful plant. Good thing, this year’s MEGA Beauty Awards eco-friendly winner, Herbal Essences bio:renew already includes a variant with blue ginger among its wide range of plant-powered haircare line so you can actually already try it out.

Herbal Essences bio:renew Revitalising Blue Ginger & Micellar Shampoo
Herbal Essences bio:renew Revitalising Blue Ginger & Micellar Shampoo 

The Herbal Essences bio:renew Revitalising Blue Ginger & Micellar Shampoo contains real Blue Ginger, as certified by plant experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It’s made to refresh your strands, remove impurities, and make them feel smoother from root to tip, you would want to touch your hair so often you #CantUnfeelIt. You also get to enjoy an amazing plant-powered shower with a scent experience of blue ginger, floral bouquets, and clean musk. Herbal Essences bio:renew Blue Ginger and Micellar Shampoo is paraben-free, silicone-free, and colorant-free. Plus, it’s also color-safe and pH-balanced, crafted to be safe for color-treated hair.

Start your shift to a plant-powered lifestyle by switching to Herbal Essences. Not only will you be giving your hair extra care, but Mother Nature as well. Herbal Essences bio:renew collection are made from real botanicals with 0% parabens, silicones, glutens and colorants. Your hair will feel so healthy, you won’t be able to unfeel it.

Achieve a more sustainable lifestyle this 2022  through small changes and experience good hair days you can’t unfeel when you shop Herbal Essences through Lazada or Shopee.

Paskong Maka-Pilipino

 

#EatLocal #BuyLocal #GoLokal #SupportFilipinoMSMEs


Paskong Maka-Pilipino

 

Barely 10 days to go before Christmas, and   the malls are starting to bustle with families, including seniors and toddlers now welcome to  share in the holiday fun.

Taking advantage of the more optimistic economic prospects for the most important shopping season, the Department of Trade and Industry-Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (DTI-BDTP) has ramped up its promotional activities for micro-, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

With support from the DTI-Regional Operations Group, about forty MSMEs are showcasing their wares at the last major selling event to close off the year. The Christmas  Grand Fest at the Festival Mall in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, runs from December 15-19, 2021, and serves as the finale for the Bagsakan special project of DTI-BDTP.

Filipino MSMEs have been among the hardest- hit over the past two years, and they struggled  to sustain their business operations to support their families, employees, and communities.

With the prospect of a brighter Christmas, the DTI is urging everyone to have a more meaningful "Paskong Maka-Pilipino," by  patronizing locally-made products for their holiday feasts and for gift-giving.

Further, all the participating MSMEs have  been carefully curated to ensure that they offer quality products that meet both local ang international standards.

At the Christmas Grand  Fest event, there is a special Halal Corner to promote the domestic halal  industry, with an eye to establishing a presence in the huge international halal  markets.

There will also be coffee exhibitors at the KAPEtirya, spotlighting the resurgence  of Philippine coffee among enthusiasts here and abroad.

Other product offerings include processed food and  beverages, fresh produce and organic products, dried seafood, cooked food, condiments, and other cooking ingredients. There are also garments, footwear, fashion accessories, home decor, and other gift items.

For those who prefer to keep safe and avoid the holiday rush, the DTI has several e-commerce platforms, as follows:

    NTF (National Trade Fair) Digital Mall — https://ntfdigimall.linker.store

    NACF (National Arts & Crafts Fair) Artisanal Shop — https://nacf.linker.store

    NFF (National Food Fair)Digital Mall — https://nff.linker.store

    Go Lokal Digital Mall - https://golokal.linker. store

    LazMall Go Lokal @ LazMall — https:// www.lazada.com.ph/shop/go-lokal

    Go Lokal @ Shopee Mall — https://shopee. ph/golokalphilippines

    Shopinas — https:// shopinas.com/go- lokal

For more information about the DTI-BDTP and its projects for MSMEs, please follow its social media accounts on Facebook (DTI.BDTP), Instagram (dti.bdtp), and Twitter (@DTI_BDTP). You may also email Director Marievic M. Bonoan at bdtp@dti.gov.ph.

Why You Should Raise Your Child to be A Fast-Thinking AlphaKid (And How You Can Start NOW)

Why You Should Raise Your Child to be A Fast-Thinking AlphaKid (And How You Can Start NOW)

How proper nutrition, learning opportunities, and a supportive environment could spell the difference, especially between the ages of three and five

 

We’ve all seen them at one time or another, these AlphaKids: the ones who talk in a way that makes them seem a few years older than their peers, those who walk onto the playground and somehow have other kids trailing them and following their lead a few minutes later, or those who seem at home even among adults who keep asking themselves the question “How did this kid get so smart?” These are the kids that will go on to be natural leaders in school, within their group of friends, and even in the workplace. Even before they step foot in a classroom, you can tell their future is bright, and the reality is if you only start supporting them after age 5, it may actually already be too late.

The AlphaKids’ ability to size up a room, a situation, or even people, and deciding on the appropriate response or approach actually has a lot to do with how fast their brains work, as observing their surroundings and determining how to respond happens in milliseconds. This is why it’s not just how much the child knows that is important, but how fast they can access that information and figure out how to react. This makes brain connections, which develop the most between the ages of three and five, extremely important.

Enter myelination, a process in which the brain produces myelin, a fatty substance that wraps around nerves and makes information travel to and from the brain faster. Majority of myelination and the rest of the brain’s development happens in early childhood, and it’s a little-known fact that by age five, 90% of the brain has already developed. That’s why raising a fast thinker is something that parents should be purposive about, and to get started, here are some tips to maximize what some experts call the golden window of opportunity.

Tips to Maximize the Golden Window of Opportunity

1. Teach your child to read early by reading often and by reading yourself

Reading has many benefits, including priming your child to love learning. Research shows that reading early in life has a positive impact on your child's achievement in later years, including cultivating intelligence and academic success2. Reading, however, is a skill that has to be taught, and you cannot just give a child books and expect them to pick them up. You have to sit with them (daily, if possible), do the voices and sound effects needed to make it interesting to them. You also have to show them that you are reading yourself, to establish that it is a fun and worthwhile activity and not a chore that you are forcing on them.

 2. Let them figure things out on their own.

When your child gets frustrated by a puzzle, don't offer your help. Instead, encourage them to try again. These little challenges help build your child's confidence and perseverance—two traits that can help them succeed later in life. The same goes for social interaction. If caught in a disagreement with a sibling or playmate, avoid stepping in and laying down the law; explain the principles of fairness or taking turns, but let them talk and figure it out among themselves. This goes a long way towards helping them navigate disagreements and prepares them for constructive discussions with their teachers and classmates later on.

 

3. Limit screen time and control what's on the screen.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, entertainment screen time should be two hours a day3. It’s important that the kids are aware of the limit and that it is strictly enforced. And even within their allowed screen time, not all content is good. Some shows are simply not worth the time, whether for kids or for adults. Look for content that teaches them what you want them to learn, and when that timer stops, direct them towards toys or activities that further their learning and encourage them to process what they have discovered.

4. Nourish your child's brain with α-Lipids

DHA has been the celebrated nutrient for brain development for many years; however, it may no longer be enough. This is where α-Lipids (Alpha-Lipids) come in. α-Lipids are the latest breakthrough in brain development; they contain the five major phospholipids, critical nutrients for myelination and brain development. Phospholipids are also known as "intelligent fats," and studies have shown that young children's brains rely on these fats to form brain connections and transmit brain messages up to 100 times faster.


Raise an AlphaKid with Promil Gold Four

These tips, together with a daily glass of pediatrician-recommended Promil Gold Four—the only growing-up milk with breakthrough, brain-boosting α-Lipids (Alpha-Lipids) – should help get you started on this journey of raising a fast thinker. With other essential nutrients for brain development, including DHA, AA, Choline, Lutein, Zinc, and Iron, Promil Gold Four helps your child amaze and astonish, with others asking: “How did that child do that?” 

References:

Early childhood brain development has lifelong impact - https://azpbs.org/2017/11/early-childhood-brain-development-lifelong-impact/
Reading with children starting in infancy gives lasting literacy boost - https://publications.aap.org/aapnews/news/13201?autologincheck=redirected
Kids and screen time: What does the research say? - https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2014/08/28/343735856/kids-and-screen-time-what-does-the-research-say

Shopee rounds off a memorable 12.12 Big Christmas Sale with a six-time uplift in visits on December 12

 

Shopee rounds off a memorable 12.12 Big Christmas Sale with a

six-time uplift in visits on December 12

Users showed support for MSMEs, with 9 in 10 shoppers buying from a local seller this 12.12


 

MANILA, DECEMBER 13, 2021 - Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, concluded the region’s most joyful year-end celebration, the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, with visits surging six times on December 12 compared to an average day. Shopee users also enjoyed the best deals and rewards on their holiday shopping, with over 850 million Shopee vouchers claimed on 12.12.

 

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “We are happy to have closed the year on a positive note with a successful 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, the finale of Shopee’s year-end shopping festivals. At this year’s 12.12 celebrations, we were glad to have spread joy to all our users by bringing shoppers the best deals and boosting the visibility of more businesses. 2021 has been a year of accelerated digitalization, and we are thankful for all the support from our users. As we move into 2022, we look forward to helping even more shoppers, businesses, and communities access the benefits of e-commerce.”

 

Catered to all shopping needs in the holiday season

 

Shoppers delighted in hunting for the best gifts for themselves and their loved ones during this holiday season. On December 12, the most popular products in the Philippines were dresses, women’s footwear, and crop tops. Shoppers also turned to ShopeePay as their preferred payment method, with an 11x uplift in the number of orders made via ShopeePay, compared to an average day. On 12.12, ShopeePay recorded over 1.5 million e-wallet top-ups as Filipino users enjoyed a seamless and convenient payments experience.

 

Amidst the 12.12 celebrations, Filipino users came together to enjoy a wide range of entertainment on Shopee. Shoppers connected with their favorite brands and sellers via livestream, with over 150 million views recorded on Shopee Live in the Philippines. At the same time, over 300 million gameplays were recorded on Shopee Prizes, as users enjoyed more fun and rewards during the day. During the 12.12 TV Show, users were treated to an energetic and upbeat performance by Tomorrow X Together on Shopee Live, where they sang hit songs LO$ER=LO♡ER, Anti-Romantic, and CROWN. Up-and-coming local artist geiko also performed her latest single, “Oh no, I’m on Shopee again,” and shared the stage with her longtime idols, Ben & Ben.

 

Accelerated growth for local businesses amidst 12.12 celebrations

 

Shoppers spread the holiday cheer to their favorite local businesses at 12.12, with 9 in 10 users shopping from local sellers. In the Philippines, popular local sellers included ABUBOT_PH, WILLET, and Mi Global Zone.ph, with the top local seller clocking over 21 million in sales on  December 12.

 

At the Shopee Celebrates Local contest, users voted for their favorite local businesses with UNIQ.MNL, a shop that offers fashionable women’s clothing, is emerging as the crowd favorite. Shop co-owners and siblings Ireen Araullo and Ira Cruz shared their heartwarming story of providing job opportunities for their community on Shopee Live on December 12. They won users’ hearts, taking home a tablet and smartphone to use for their business.

 

Connected more shoppers to brands

 

In this 12.12 Big Christmas Sale, users soaked up the holiday spirit as they shopped for the best gifts from their favorite brands on Shopee, with orders on Shopee Mall surging 14 times from an average day. At the same time, brands on Shopee Mall connected with new shoppers at 12.12, with 1 in 8 users being first-time Mall shoppers. Filipinos also looked to upgrade their smartphones for Christmas, with electronics brands Poco, realme, and Infinix as the top brands during 12.12.

ShopeePay also enabled more users to connect with offline merchants during the 12.12 period. With over 2 million purchases made through Deals Near Me, Shopee’s location-based online-to-offline feature, offline retailers enjoyed a boost in footfall as users redeemed their payment vouchers in-store.

 

Widened access to more users across the country

 

Across the country, South Luzon saw the biggest uplift in orders on December 12 this year. Meanwhile, Visayan fashionistas are already planning their holiday outfits, with over 100,000 searches for dresses alone. In Mindanao, shoppers in Davao City truly enjoyed all the discounts and deals, spending a whopping ₱100 million on the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale.

 

More sellers and shoppers based in rural areas also joined Shopee this year. Sellers in non-metro cities benefited from the increased visibility at 12.12, seeing a 12-time uplift in orders compared to an average day.

 

Until December 15, shoppers can enjoy more deals and discounts at the 12.12 Big Christmas Sale: https://shopee.ph/m/christmas-sale.

 

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1212 DEALS YOU SHOULD NOT DARE MISS!

About time to get ready for Shopee’s 12.12 Big Christmas Sale! Check out these incredibly amazing deals from several trusted and well-loved brands. With prices going for either ₱1,212 or ₱12,000 only, you won’t want to miss out on these. Since these are available in very limited quantities only, make sure to add these items to cart ahead of the sale and check out at exactly 12:00 AM this December 12. Don’t wait—some of these products are already down to the last piece, so they’ll definitely get sold out immediately!

Here's your guide to the products with the biggest price drops on Shopee at the 12.12 Big Midnight Sale: 

ADIDAS ORIGINALS Stan Smith Vulc Shoes Men White Sneaker FX8070 | Link: https://shp.ee/v8i7gym


Crocs Unisex Classic Clog | Link: https://shp.ee/hh2rgnm


Fila Classic Magnus Men's Sneakers White/Navy | Link: https://shp.ee/5uw7m9m




Dyson Supersonic™ hairdryer HD08 | Link: https://shp.ee/wwnwkbm


Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex [New 7th Gen]




ASUS Gaming Monitor Link: https://shp.ee/2hksfam


Nintendo Switch V2 Fortnite Wildcat Bundle | Link:  https://shp.ee/jyycgmm

LG LED TV Link: https://shp.ee/746zxfhairdryerm


TCL 1.0 hp Inverter Split-type Aircon | Link: https://shp.ee/wik6e9m


KitchenAid 5QT (4.8L) Artisan Stand Mixer 220 V | Link: https://shp.ee/yc3stsm

Stay Up Until Midnight To Score a Nintendo Switch, KitchenAid Mixer, and More at Unbelievably Low Prices During Shopee’s 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

Only a few lucky users will be able to score huge discounts on premium products at Shopee’s 12.12 Big Midnight Sale 





















Ortigas Malls Christmas with the Stars

 

Join Ortigas Malls as they celebrate Christmas with a star-studded cast for a meaningful cause.  Christmas with the Stars is an online fundraising concert on December 11, 2021 at 7 PM on ktx.ph for the benefit of the Independent Production Workers Group (IPWG).

Christmas with the Stars will feature Kilabotitos Ogie Alcasid & Ian Veneracion, along with the country’s best OPM artists such as Gary Valenciano, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Martin Nievera, Jose Mari Chan, Lani Misalucha, The Company, Dingdong Avanzado, Noel Cabangon, Christian Bautista, Aicelle Santos, Ryan Cayabyab Singers, Lara Maigue, Gian Magdangal, Poppert Bernadas, Moira Lacambra, Krystle, Mr. Ryan Cayabyab and more!

Ticket is FREE for every single or accumulated purchase receipt of Php 1,000 from any establishment of Ortigas Malls from November 4 to December 10, 2021. Donation of Php 800 to 1,000 can also be exchanged for a ticket. Visit ortigasmalls.com to claim your ticket. 

Check out Greenhills Mall, Tiendesitas, Estancia, and Industria Facebook pages for more details!




AIA Philippines Brings Community Together Through Live Better Expo

AIA Philippines Brings Community Together Through Live Better Expo


Since 2017, the Live Better Expo has been an experiential platform for the recently rebranded AIA Philippines (formerly AIA Philam Life) to fulfill its promise to help people live healthier, longer, better lives.

This year, AIA Philippines brings the Live Better Expo online, sharing tips and insights on how Filipinos can live healthy everyday through its Brand Ambassadors Gary Valenciano, Solenn Heussaff, Nico Bolzico, Raymond Gutierrez, Wil Dasovich, and Anton del Rosario.

Together with its bancassurance arm, BPI AIA, AIA Philippines will have experts talking about different aspects of wellness such as fitness, nutrition, including financial health in panel discussions where the audience can ask questions freely.

“Our goal is to encourage more Filipinos to live better, and AIA Philippines and BPI AIA are in the best position to help them achieve that,” stated Leo Tan, Chief Marketing Officer of AIA Philippines. “With the recent launch of our My AIA platform where our Total Health Solution ecosystem can be accessed, we can help them be their healthiest, no matter what their health starting line may be.”

The Live Better Expo 2021 will happen on December 11, 2021, from 9am to 12noon exclusively on Facebook Live. While the online event is open to everyone, viewers who register will get a chance to win premium Masterclass subscriptions, Apple watches, and a home-gym setup worth PHP50,000. Click here to Register! 

The expo is made up of three segments: Live Better, Protect Better, and Get Better, rich with sharing and expert advice to help Filipinos live healthy everyday–especially important this Christmas as they celebrate the joy of healthy living with family and friends. With Filipinos spending Christmas last year away from loved ones, many are looking forward to celebrating with their families again this year–and nothing is more important than being in the peak of health for a safe celebration. And AIA Philippines aims to jumpstart this celebration on an enlightening note with the expo.

For Live Better, the audience will be treated to hacks and tricks to have a healthier lifestyle and prevent being sick. In Protect Better, they’ll be listening in on tips to achieve financial freedom while debunking life insurance myths. 

The event will be concluded with the Get Better segment, where recovery challenges during the pandemic will be discussed. The segment will also talk about breast cancer–the journey to recovery, developments on treatment, and advice on staying mentally well while going through this illness.

“As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe, taking care of our health has never been more important. Wellness is no longer just a buzzword but a reality that we all strive to achieve in these challenging times,” shares Kelvin Ang, AIA Philippines Chief Executive Officer. “As we launch tools that will help more Filipinos live better—through Total Health Solution found in My AIA—we are able to mentor them as they go through their wellness journey. Live Better now serves as the platform from which we can better communicate how these all come together and bring to life our purpose of helping people live Healthier, Longer, Better Lives.”

Live Better Expo 2021 on December 11, 2021, 9am to 12noon exclusively on Facebook LiveClick here to Register! 

For more information visit AIA Philippines’ Facebook page, or email customerservice.ph@aia.com, or call (02) 8528-2000.



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