Jan 31, 2021

Toni and Paul find their ‘third best partner’ in raising Seve

The public has never been a stranger to the many successes of celebrities Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano. Aside from their hard-hitting box-office hits, they are also known for championing their family and being lovely parents to their son, Seve. But just like any parents, Toni and Paul have also been through both cheerful and challenging moments in their familial journey.

 Toni and Paul find their ‘third best partner’ in raising Seve

Last year, waves of uncertainty rushed into their home as the fear of the pandemic concerned them about the welfare of their son. “My biggest realization during this pandemic is that I have to stick to the things I can control. This includes my household, my family, and me being a mom to Seve,” shared Toni. The actress also talked about the usual scenario in their home during quarantine. “It’s just the three of us at home. It gives our son a certain level of confidence knowing that his parents are always there for him. I am always present in caring for him as his mom, and Paul, he’s the one who plays with Seve and teaches him things. They’re boys, so nagkakaintindihan sila.”

Seve is now at his pre-schooling stage. This is why Toni and Paul now seek the nutrition provided by milk like Vitaminized Lactum 3+, to help support Seve’s development.  

“He has a lot of whys,” said Toni. “And as both Paul and I could see, he likes to apply his curiosity through physical movements. He likes building stuff and riding the scooter with his dad.” Additionally, Toni also opened up how their son watches his dad work closely. He likes creating stories and concepts in his head and shows early signs of creativity in storytelling, just like his dad.  “He also has good focus in school, and shows interest in many topics — especially when he watches his dad work in the home studio. Parang sumusunod siya sa yapak ni Paul, ganu’n,” she shared.

As they go through this journey together as parents, Toni and Paul put their faith in the things that enable them to help Seve with his all-around development. “‘Raising a child takes a village,’ as the old proverb says. Aside from me and Paul, and all our other loved ones, there is also one thing that has always helped me be the best mom I could be, and that is Vitaminized Lactum 3+.”

The Soriano family has recently worked on a TVC for Vitaminized Lactum 3+ where Toni and Seve star as the brand’s new ambassadors, with dad Paul Soriano as the director. “I’m thankful for Lactum 3+ because it really helps support Seve’s all-around development. He’s the type of kid who loves playing outdoors [in the garden], riding the scooter, and running around, so it’s important for me to rely on the nutrition found in Lactum 3+ to help boost his immunity and help keep his bones strong,” said Toni.

Toni added that she and Paul are making sure their son gets the support he needs. “Vitaminized Lactum 3+ is like our third partner in raising Seve to become that best kid he can be,” she said. “With the help of Lactum 3+ and proper nutrition, I can observe that Seve shows good signs of brain development.”  

In her Instagram story, Toni also shared a memory from her younger years that made this Lactum3+ project a ‘dream come true’ for her. “When I was still single and would walk past the milk aisle in the grocery, my eyes would always be glued to Lactum 3+. Then I told myself, ‘When I become a mom, this is the brand I would want to endorse with my kid.’ Just when I thought I had moved on from that dream, I got a call. It was the perfect timing.”

For Toni and thousands of Filipino moms, Lactum 3+ has been their trusted partner for over 30 years now in raising an all-around kid in immunity, brain and bones. Lactum 3+ has Vitamin C and Prebiotic Inulin to help boost a child’s immunity, DHA to support brain development, and Calcium to help keep their bones healthy and strong. With proper nutrition and simulation, these key nutrients work well together with other vitamins and minerals to help in the all-around development of kids.

Like Toni Gonzaga, help support your child’s all-around development in immunity, brain and bones with the help of Vitaminized Lactum 3+. Lactum 3+ is available in all leading drugstores and supermarkets, and in Lactum 3+'s official stores in Shopee and Lazada.
Jan 29, 2021

1st Virtual National Trade officially opens

Ramon Lopez, Secretary of Department of Trade and Industry

1st Virtual National Trade officially opens 

The 1st Virtual National Trade Fair was officially opened on Wednesday, January 27, through an online ceremony. Attendees from remote locations witnessed the event on the website virtualnationaltradefair.dti.gov.ph and on social media channels. 

In his keynote address, Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez lauded the Filipino "bouncebackability" to endure extreme hardship by finding silver linings and hidden blessings in adversity. In addition to citing brighter economic prospects for 2021, Sec. Lopez also noted the DTI's role as a primary economic catalyst, saying: "Today's opening of this Virtual National Trade Fair is part of the Department's pivot to digital, and very much in keeping with the buzzwords in our mission statement, which are: innovative, competitive, job-generating, inclusive, and empowering."

Meanwhile Undersecretary Abdulgani Macatoman of the Trade Promotions Group pointed out that the domestic trade fairs carry a rich tradition of success for MSMEs, noting that in 2019, the three fairs organized that year had 115,000 visitors and generated PHP 193.44-million in revenues for 782 exhibitors.  

Further, Usec. Macatoman noted that the Virtual National Trade Fair represents a move to the online world, in keeping with the demands of the times, saying: "Through this digital transformation, we are taking the initiative so our MSMEs can continue to expand their market presence not just in the domestic market but now in the borderless online marketplace." 

For her part, Undersecretary Blesila Lantayona of the Regional Operations Group struck an upbeat note in her inspirational message, noting: "2021 holds much promise as we kick off the year with an event that we hope will give our MSMEs the much-needed boost to jumpstart their recovery. Moreover, bringing the National Trade Fair to the digital realm serves as another significant milestone for our MSMEs as they establish their market presence on an e-commerce platform. This opens up a world of possibilities, as our MSMEs become more accessible not only to domestic consumers but also to international buyers." 

Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion Director Marievic Bonoan emphasized the B2B nature of the event as a venue to showcase the best products from the regions so MSMEs can secure bulk orders from institutional buyers from department stores, supermarket chains, hotels and restaurants, and even export consolidators.  Product categories include fashion accessories and wearables, food and beverages, gifts and souvenirs, health and wellness, and home and living. 

From January 27 to February 2, 2021, the Virtual National Trade Fair will be accessible online 24/7. On the first four days of the fair from January 27 to January 30, exhibitors will man their booths virtually during show hours from 10AM to 6PM. At that time, visitors can do real-time chats, meetings, and video calls. Beyond show hours and in the following days from January 31 to February 2, visitors can continue to visit the booths anytime and leave a message for the exhibitor. 

The Virtual National Trade Fair is open to the public, and admission is free. Simply visit virtualnationaltradefair.dti.gov.ph and fill in your registration details. Be informed about the latest updates by following @virtualnatltradefair on Facebook and Instagram. 

The Virtual National Trade Fair is organized by the Department of Trade and Industry's Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (DTI-BDTP) in collaboration with the DTI Regional Operations Group. For more information about the DTI-Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion, please follow their social media accounts @BDTP on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You may also email bdtp@dti.gov.ph.

Reinvent Family Bonding With Globe and Disney’s “Unboxing Celebrations”

Reinvent Family Bonding With Globe and Disney’s “Unboxing Celebrations”

 Each new year brings a fresh perspective, a new way of looking at things that helps us make each day better than before. With the situation we are all facing, we need to do more than just get by, especially where our home and family are concerned. In the coming year, we need to reinvent the way we do things for ourselves and our loved ones. Fortunately for parents, Globe and The Walt Disney Company Philippines bring “Unboxing Celebrations”, a fresh new collection of fun activities that you can do with your children at home, featuring some of Disney’s beloved characters.

“Unboxing Celebrations” has a lot in store for kids and kids at heart, starting with easy DIY instructional videos that will surely pique the interest and creativity of the little ones.  Last Christmas, it featured the following activities perfect for the whole family to enjoy:

Fun DIYs

Give the classic gingerbread house a twist by designing it based on Carl and Ellie’s charming home in Disney and Pixar’s “Up” or make time more exciting by decorating it with latte art inspired by “Frozen II”. And since cheese boards have become quite the trend today, learn how you can make it into a Mickey-themed one and impress your friends on social media.

Magical recipes

The kitchen is a place where a lot of magic can happen. Don your apron and let the kids give a hand in making tasty Frozen Snowflake Waffle Donut, Mickey Mouse Gingerbread Cookies, and Wookie Cookie Cups. They can also help in cleaning up after!

Crafts & Gift Ideas

Bring out the scissors and glue because it’s crafting time! Have your kids create their own pretty Christmas decors like Disney Princes holiday trees, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Holiday Stocking, and Finding Dory Wreath to be displayed in your home.

Story Time

Finally, fans of the Frozen franchise will surely love to read or listen to more adventures of their favorite Frozen characters Elsa, Anna, and Olaf! Your children can even reenact these tales complete with costume and props.

Last December, Disney and Globe also brought Christmas experiences through a virtual DIY arts and crafts session with a first of its kind e-meet and greet with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, Christmas downloadable e-cards,  and exclusive Disney gift boxes with surprise items from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars for lucky Globe customers.

You can still check out and follow these videos on disney.ph/unboxingcelebrations and watch out for more magical experiences you can do at home only from Globe and Disney.

Jan 28, 2021

Xiaomi Introduces Redmi 9T in the Philippines

Xiaomi Introduces Redmi 9T in the Philippines

Xiaomi Introduces Redmi 9T in the Philippines

     Redmi 9T disrupts the smartphone segment with exceptional performance and multi-day battery life

     Redmi 9T released in the Philippines. Price starts from P6,990, 48MP rear quad camera + 6000mAh + 18W fast charge.


Xiaomi Philippines today announced the addition of a new Redmi smartphone: Redmi 9T. Redmi 9T was designed to deliver the exceptional performance and multi-day battery life that users crave without compromising on photography capabilities and overall design.

The fun launch event played with Redmi 9T’s tagline, #PowerUp. In addition to leveled up games and promos that highlighted the phone’s noteworthy features, the evening also featured a powerful performance from Filipino parkour athletes.


Redmi 9T  

Develop cinematic photos, spend less time editing

Redmi 9T is a photography powerhouse with its 48MP AI quad rear-camera. The device’s 8MP ultra-wide angle camera accommodates large group photos and wide landscape shots without cropping, while its 2MP macro lens and 2MP depth sensor enable stunning close-up shots with professional-level bokeh. Redmi 9T is also equipped with a new movie frame feature that gives photos a more cinematic look and feel without editing. It also sports a new time-lapse feature which offers various speed and duration values for shooting so users can capture creative time-lapse photos without tapping a DSLR or other professional camera. 

Performance shines through with powerful chipset and high-capacity battery

Despite its lightweight design, Redmi 9T packs a punch with its 6,000mAh (typ) battery and Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 662 chipset. Combined with its 11nm energy-efficient processor, Redmi 9T delivers higher performance with less heat production and lower power consumption than previous generations. Moreover, MIUI battery saving mode and reverse wired charging capabilities help maximize all-day, and even multi-day usage. 

The Redmi 9T comes with 18W fast charging and an in-box 22.5W charger. 


Durability and comfort join forces for a superior smartphone experience

Redmi 9T features a modern and minimalistic design with its rounded corners and an anti-fingerprint textured back. Its 6.53” FHD+ Dot Drop display with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 offers a crisp and clear viewing experience and strong protection against cracks and scratches.

Redmi 9T also comes with Widevine L1 and TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certifications for a more enjoyable viewing experience. The device is available in four delightful color variants: Carbon Gray, Twilight Blue, Sunrise Orange, and Ocean Green.


More to love with expandable storage  

Complete with Dual SIM and microSD expandable storage, Redmi 9T offers expandable storage of up to 512GB so users can keep their favorite apps, games, photos and videos all on one device. Infrared blaster support would come in handy on your Redmi 9T. 

Price and Availability

Redmi 9T will be available in  4GB + 64GB at a price of PHP 6,990.00. Meanwhile, the 6GB + 128GB version will be available at PHP 7,990.00. Both of Redmi 9T’s versions will be on sale at the Xiaomi Philippines Flagship Store on on Lazada and Shopee on January 29, 2021. There will be a special offering of PHP500 off for the 4+64GB variant for 24 hours.

The new Redmi 9T will also be available with exclusive freebies at Authorized Mi Stores and resellers only during the official sale.


For product images please refer to Redmi 9T.


Redmi 9T quick specs:



48MP AI quad rear camera

48MP main camera: 1/2” sensor size, 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel,

0.8μm pixel size, f/1.79, 6P lens, AF

8MP ultra-wide angle camera :FOV 120°, f/2.2

2MP macro camera: 1.75μm pixel size, f/2.4, FF

2MP depth sensor: 1.75μm pixel size, f/2.4

8MP selfie camera: 1.12μm pixel size, f/2.05


6.53" FHD+ Dot Drop display

Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 front

Brightness: 400 nits (typ)

Color temperature adjustment

Sunlight mode, Standard mode, Reading mode 2.0

TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light certification

L1 Widevine certified


Anti-fingerprint texture back

Available colors: Carbon Gray, Twilight Blue, Sunrise Orange, Ocean Green

Dimensions: 162.3mm x 77.3mm x 9.6mm

Weight: 198g


Qualcomm®️ Snapdragon™ 662 mobile platform

Qualcomm®️ Kryo™ 260, oct-core CPU, up to 2.0GHz

Qualcomm® Adreno™ 610 GPU

11nm manufacturing process

3rd gen Qualcomm® AI Engine


UFS 2.1 (64GB)/UFS 2.2(128GB) storage

Dual speakers, dust blaster, Hi-Res Audio Certified

Battery and Charging

6,000mAh (typ) battery

18W fast charging: In-box charger 22.5W, reverse wired charging*

USB-C port


Dual SIM + microSD: Expandable storage up to 512GB

Bands: 2G: GSM: B2/3/5/8

3G: WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/8

4G: TDD-LTE: B38/40/41(2535-2655MHz)

4G: FDD-LTE: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20/28

Wireless Network: 2.4GHz/5GHz WIFI

Bluetooth 5.0

IR Blaster

FM radio (with headphones)

Storage variants




* No reverse wired charging cable included in the box

** Connectivity varies in different markets


For more information on Xiaomi Philippines, please visit Xiaomi’s official website and information portal at https://www.mi.com/ph, or follow their official Facebook or Instagram for other exciting updates.

Jan 20, 2021

Make This a Year for Reinvention With Globe and Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G and S21 Ultra 5G

Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G and S21 Ultra 5G


Make This a Year for Reinvention With Globe and Samsung Galaxy S21+ 5G and S21 Ultra 5G


Since the Samsung S Series was first launched in 2010, it has set the standard for devices that provide a groundbreaking experience for those who use their tech to creatively express themselves, enjoy entertainment on the go, and keep in touch with others. More than a decade later, smartphones have evolved beyond mere relevance into a truly indispensable part of our daily lives.

The new Samsung Galaxy S21 series has been designed for the way we live today while also being equipped for the innovations of tomorrow. All three models under the series, namely the S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra, are 5G-ready and packed with state-of-the-art features which when combined  with the 5G network of Globe are sure to open up a new world of possibilities for users.

As a leader in 5G technology in the country, Globe continues to expand its 5G network all over Metro Manila and key cities in Visayas and Mindanao to help customers reinvent every day with the promise of lightning fast speeds and low latency.

Pro-Grade Camera

Level up your photography and video skills with the Galaxy S21 series’ improved pro-grade camera, now with a bold new camera design, that will have you shooting like a pro.

Both the Galaxy S21 and S21+ boast a triple rear camera consisting of 12MP ultra wide, 12MP wide, 64MP telephoto lens, and 10 MP front camera. On the other hand, the S21 Ultra, which is considered to be Samsung’s best smartphone camera yet, has a powerful quad camera that features 108MP wide, 12MP ultrawide, two 10MP zoom lenses, and a 40MP front camera.

With innovative features such as Unlimited Super Steady Video, Director’s View, Multi MIC Recording, Single Take, and a better Space Zoom, content creation is also made easy for everyone with the Galaxy S21 series.

Top of the Line Performance and Display

Moreover, the S21, S21+, and S21 Ultra run on Galaxy’s fastest chip ever, the new 5nm processor, that guarantees seamless performance like no other. So whether it’s for gaming, streaming, or multitasking between several apps, the Galaxy S21 series lets you stay on top of the things that you love anytime and anywhere.

For a super smooth and optimized viewing experience, it also utilizes the Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display that supports a refresh rate of 48-140Hz for the S21 and S21+, and 10-140Hz for the S21 Ultra.

Be one of the first to try what the all-new Samsung Galaxy S21 series can offer, and how it best pairs with Globe 5G. As of the moment, only the S21+ and S21 Ultra are available locally. Postpaid customers can pre-order these models with ThePLAN via the Globe Online Shop or visit www.globe.com.ph/GalaxyS21, and select Globe stores. Up to Php 20,000 worth of exclusive freebie bundles including the Galaxy Tab A 8.0, Galaxy Buds and Smart Tag await those who will pre-order until January 24, 2021.

Platinum customers, on the other hand, can avail through their Relationship Managers, thru Thea, their Digital Assistant on Facebook Messenger (globe.co/thea-gp), or thru the link glbe.co/PlatS21. New and recontracting customers will also get limited-edition freebies that will round out the Galaxy Ecosystem experience for them.

Globe’s 5G network is now available in 17 cities in Metro Manila, and in key areas in Davao and Cebu. Visit globe.com.ph/5g to know more.

Families Reinvent the Disney Experience with Globe At Home

 Families Reinvent the Disney Experience with Globe At Home

On top of fast and reliable home internet connection, Globe At Home also offers its customers a world full of exciting freebies and perks. For one, they get access to a lot of exclusive Globe At Home events and activities all year round, which they can enjoy with the whole family. Recently, parents were able to recreate magical experiences at home with “Disney’s Unboxing Celebrations”.

Families had the opportunity to reinvent bonding with their kids by partaking in a fun arts and crafts workshop featuring actor Marco Borromeo, where he showed them simple ways to create Disney crafts items featuring fan-favorite characters from things they can easily find at home. 

Singer Moira Dela Torre also treated the guests to a storytelling session.

The highlight of it all was the virtual meet and greet with Mickey and Minnie, last December 27 where lucky customers had the chance to say hello and take photos with the special guests.

“Spending the holidays at home this year was a bit of a challenge since we still want to make it a memorable day especially for the kids. Fortunately, Globe At Home and Disney brought Unboxing Experiences for the whole family to enjoy including this virtual meet and greet featuring our favorite Disney characters,” shared Nikki Serquina, one of the parent attendees during the event.

Celebrities including the Arellanos with Iya, Drew, and Primo, and Neri Miranda also joined in the fun! 

“No trips to Disney right now so we felt very lucky and happy to at least get a taste of it through this Unboxing Celebrations experience thanks to Globe,” Iya shared in her Instagram post.

Neri also shared how delighted her son Miggy and sister Pia were when the Disney guests talked to them one on one. “Iba ang experience sa #GlobePaskuhanAtHome,” she wrote on Instagram

It was surely a day to remember not just for the little ones but also their parents! It just shows that with creativity and resourcefulness, we can still  reinvent our celebrations right at home. With that, make sure to watch out for more exciting activities with Disney exclusively for Globe At Home subscribers in the coming months.
Know more about Globe At Home’s Unli Postpaid Plans and Prepaid Wifi by visiting shop.globe.com.ph/broadband.

UnionBank continues as Asia’s digital trailblazer beyond the tipping point of digital adoption

UnionBank continues as Asia’s digital trailblazer beyond the tipping point of digital adoption

From its entrepreneur-focused solutions to its heavy investments in AI and blockchain, IDC Asia/Pacific Digital Trailblazer awardee Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank)’s SEVP, Chief Technology and Operations Officer and Chief Transformation Officer Henry Aguda talked about the Bank’s digital plans for this year in the eighth installment of its E-TalkTales series.

One of the main points of Aguda's discussion was UnionBank's commitment to supporting the country's micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) through various digital solutions designed to address the different pain points of their businesses. “These are all geared towards a focus of helping the MSMEs not just survive, but thrive during this pandemic,” Aguda said.

UnionBank’s current solutions offered to entrepreneurs include the newly launched SME Business Banking app, which is equipped with features for improved security and convenience such as biometrics, as well as platforms such as Bux, SeekCap, and Sentro, which are offered by the Bank’s fintech spinoff UBX, that enable customers to build secure foundations for their e-commerce ventures.
In addition to these topics, Aguda talked about the Bank’s plans for two of the biggest focus areas in the next phase of its digital transformation roadmap, which are AI and distributed ledger technology (DLT), particularly blockchain and cryptocurrency, two technologies enabled by DLT.

For AI, Aguda said the Bank plans to utilize the said technology so that its services can become even more personalized for customers. Aside from this, the Bank is also creating solutions that help address cybercrimes committed against customers, including a concept the Bank calls “integrated financial crimes framework” where all types of cybercrime are analyzed by the Bank’s AI engine to anticipate fraud patterns.

Aguda underscored the importance of being a vigilant and responsible digital banking account owner given the ever-growing threat of cybercrime, saying that malicious entities are becoming even more creative in finding new ways of exploiting vulnerabilities in digital ecosystems through user endpoints, especially those of banks and other financial institutions. He added that the best way to keep them at bay is for stakeholders to work together in creating a safe digital ecosystem for everyone.
“Threat actors will only prey on the weak, but if it’s a community that’s protecting everybody, they will move to a different jurisdiction altogether.”

In terms of DLT, the Bank is now working on expanding its blockchain-based digital financial network i2i in scope and scale, as well as expanding its proprietary stablecoin PHX. UnionBank is also testing various other blockchain use cases and proofs of concept that the Bank plans to share with partner government agencies and corporate clients in the coming months.

When asked if UnionBank is planning to apply to become a digital banking entity under the recently approved regulatory framework of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) that classifies digital banks separately from commercial banks, rural banks, thrifts, and cooperatives, Aguda said that the Bank is now reviewing all possible options.

“UnionBank is excited because it’s a validation and affirmation of the things that we’ve been doing. And if we do get a digitalized license, we’ll welcome it and we will continue to advocate the adoption of digital banking services,” Aguda said.

Jan 15, 2021

#CrispyFryPlayDay: Ajinomoto celebrates first Lucky FryDay PlayDay

Luis “Kuya Lucky” Manzano surprises media guests during the Crispy Fry® Lucky FryDay PlayDay as the newest endorser of the Crispy Fry® brand. ‘Media frymates’ were treated to a game-show themed virtual event where Kuya Lucky gave them a special task to complete

#CrispyFryPlayDay: Ajinomoto celebrates first Lucky FryDay PlayDay
The virtual event introduces new Crispy Fry® endorser Luis Manzano

Crispy Fry® hosted its third #CrispyFryPlayDay to officially introduce its newest brand endorser TV host Luis “Kuya Lucky” Manzano. The event brought together media and their families for the first #CrispyFryPlayDay done online.

Hironori Aoki, Ajinomoto’s Board of Director for Sales, Marketing and Public Relations, opened the  Crispy Fry® Lucky FryDay virtual event with his inspiring speech to the participating ‘media frymates’. 

In the game show-themed event held via Zoom, Kuya Lucky invited select media Frymates for a special task: celebrate #CrispyFryPlayDay by partnering with their kids and family members to virtually cook meals perfect for families and friends. The virtual game had three exciting rounds, where participants had to guess the ingredients, and the price of special ulams made better with Crispy Fry products. Special awards and prizes were also given to select Frymates and winning participants. 

Crispy Fry® Brand Manager Rhenz Villanueva gave a detailed overview on what Crispy Fry® has to offer for Filipino consumers. 

“The pandemic may have changed a lot of things, but one that we hope stays the same is the strong bond of families. Our new stay-at-home lifestyle creates opportunities for new bonding moments between loved ones. We encourage everyone to make cooking a shared activity because it’s fun, easy, and rewarding,” says Roann Co, Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation’s General Manager of Marketing and Public Relations.

Cooking with Crispy Fry®
Cooking is made better and more special with Crispy Fry®, the #1 breading mix brand in the market. Perfect for Filipino families, Crispy Fry® is made from choice flours and starches perfectly blended with seasonings, concocted to make fried chicken and fish crispy-delicious.

The brand has an extensive list of variants available on the market. This includes Crispy Fry® Chicken Breading Mix, which comes in Original, Garlic, and Spicy so families can enjoy fried chicken in different ways. Crispy Fry® also has a variant with Gravy Mix and another with Japanese bread crumbs, seasonings, and spices. Meanwhile, the new Crispy Fry® Fish Breading Mix reduces oil spills while cooking so families can enjoy fried fish without the hassle.

“Crispy Fry® is now a staple in my kitchen because it makes cooking so much easier. When I don’t have a lot of time, I fry chicken or fish using the easy-to-prepare breading mix. Each meal is made more special because Crispy Fry® guarantees crispanalo and isda-licious fried dishes, every time,” reveals Manzano. 

Crispy Fry® and #CrispyFryPlayDay are part of Ajinomoto’s Eat Well, Live Well promise for Filipino families – to create high-quality products for delicious, healthy, and enjoyable mealtimes.

To know more about Crispy Fry®, visit the Ajinomoto website at ajinomoto.com.ph and the Cookmunity by Ajinomoto Philippines at facebook.com/CookmunitybyAjinomotoPH.

Everyday experiences you can enjoy now that can get you free trips in the future


 Everyday experiences you can enjoy now that can get you free trips in the future

To those who share a love for travel, the past year may not have turned out to be the finest. Instead of ticking destinations off from one’s list, it was — unfortunately — setting aside trips and staying inside the safety of one’s home. But as time passed, people have also learned to adopt new habits and come up with fun ways to ease those travel cravings.

Here are a few good ways to stay inspired as people look forward to their dream getaway:

Cook your own ethnic dish

Trying out local flavors is one of the most exciting parts of traveling. So, now is the perfect time to get to know the kitchen better and experiment with both familiar and unfamiliar flavors. For those who would want to dine out, going on a gastronomical journey can be a fun adventure with the wealth of cafes and restaurants abounding the country. As travelers dine and pay with a CEB GetGo Visa Card, they can also gather points which they can use for future travels. 

Do a staycation

Because sometimes, staying in a good accommodation is half the adventure. Avail of a 25% discount at RedDoorz when booking using the GetGo mobile app until January 31, 2021.

Book flights, hotels in advance

With the travel industry picking up slowly but surely, airlines and hotels are offering big discounts and enticing perks. Travelers can start saving for trips-to-come as they earn points from buying travel essentials online through RebateMango and making reservations in Klook and Agoda using their CEB GetGo Visa Card.

Another exciting offer which cardholders can take advantage of is the ‘Double-Dip’ feature from GetGo and UnionBank. GetGo members can earn twice as much points on a single transaction when they use their CEB GetGo VISA Card on GetGo’s lifestyle partners.


Enjoy a coffee or tea with GetGo

Get a Php100 worth of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf voucher code when you spend at least Php2000 on a single-receipt transaction with any merchant using your new card, when you apply for a CEB GetGo Debit Card until February 28, 2021.

Until borders open and a more ideal time comes around, enjoying everyday experiences that are just as rewarding can get us closer to our dream destination. Start earning points now with the CEB GetGo Visa Card and #FlyForFreeFaster with Cebu Pacific.

Jan 14, 2021

Smart Araneta Coliseum opens 2021 with virtual Wish Music Awards

 Smart Araneta Coliseum opens 2021 with virtual Wish Music Awards


After months of quarantine lockdown, the Big Dome comes alive this year with an OPM celebration brought by the much-anticipated Wish 107.5 Music Awards.


The 6th annual Wish Music Awards will be broadcasted live from the Smart Araneta Coliseum on January 17, 2021, Sunday, with Gretchen Ho and Christian Bautista as hosts.


Since mass gathering remains prohibited under the latest quarantine restrictions, the audience will have the chance to view the Livestream on the official Youtube page of Wish FM. (https://www.youtube.com/user/WishFM1075official).


The lineup of performers includes Asia’s Soul Supreme Kristine KZ Tandingan, hip-hop phenomenon Gloc-9, folk-pop ensemble Ben&Ben, P-Pop breakthrough SB19, pop troupe Music Hero, iconic OPM band Parokya ni Edgar, rising rapper Michael Pacquiao, singer-songwriters Clara Benin, Leanne and Naara, Reese Lansangan, Keiko Necesario, vocal group The Wishfuls, and Australian singer-songwriter Guy Sebastian.


Winners from 20 categories will be named. Among the categories is the newly-created and timely Best Quarantine-Produced Song, which recognizes OPM artists "who have challenged the limitations brought forth by the pandemic to come up with a fresh release that best resonates with people during these challenging times." The winners will be determined based on public voting and on a panel of judges.


In 2020, the Big Dome was able to stage events such as the sold-out Valentine concert of Regine Velasquez and Sarah Geronimo in February, and the opening of the 45th season of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) in March before the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily closed down the coliseum. 

Ever Bilena Spotlight - Red lips, a timeless make-up trend

Spotlight Liquid Lips in Stunning Icon

Ever Bilena Spotlight - Red lips, a timeless make-up trend

Red lips, a timeless make-up trend

The New Year may usher in new trends and fashion ideas, but some classic favorites are here to stay. These include the ever-versatile white polo, denim jeans, little black dress, white sneakers and of course, the timeless, goes-with-everything red lipstick, which can take your look from day to night.

Luckily, Spotlight Cosmetics, the new local makeup brand that aims to empower Filipinas to transform their looks, offers a wide range of red lip shades in various formulas to suit your preference. 

Spotlight Liquid Lips in Fiery Star

Spotlight Bullet matte Lipstick in Sultry Siren

Spotlight Bullet matte Lipstick in Scream Queen

If you’re into the liquid matte finish, you can opt for the red-brownish hue of Liquid Lips in Fiery Star or the bright red tint of Liquid Lips in Stunning Icon. Spotlight also offers bullet matte lipsticks which come in an intense berry shade called Sultry Siren, and the pinkish-red Scream Queen. 

If you want a softer and more dewy finish, there’s the Spotlight Creamy Lipstick in World-Class Diva. But if you want a more precise application, you can try the Lip Crayons which also offer various shades of red like the Blazing Star and Edgy Princess. 

Spotlight Lip Crayon in Blazing Star

Spotlight Lip Crayon in Edgy Princess

Spotlight Creamy Lipstick in World-Class Diva

All originally priced at P295, all lip products are currently P99 OFF on Watsons Online (bit.ly/SpotlightWatsons) and in all Watsons and SM Department Stores until January 31, 2021. So hurry and greet a new year with a bold red lipstick from Spotlight Cosmetics.

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