Showing posts with label Events. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Events. Show all posts
Apr 18, 2024

TOYCON 2024 tickets now on sale at SM TICKETS!

TOYCON 2024 tickets now on sale at SM TICKETS!

TOYCON PH is celebrating its 21st year, this 2024. This year we will experience the TOYCON EVOLUTION, as we put together the best of pop-culture and the collector’s market with a focus on creativity and invention. And with MINDstyle FANX, it will be an exciting year for launching new products, games, toy designs, creators and artists with an eye for the next big thing! Be part of the Ultimate Fan Experience for the Filipino pop-culture fans as the biggest pop culture playground in Asia opens its doors on June 14-16, 2024 at the SMX Convention Center Manila HALLS 1-4.  Be there to witness the EVOLUTION!!

Sep 5, 2022

Sundried Freshness for All: Wash ALL your clothes in Downy’s #SunnyAllSaDowny Sampayan ng Bayan for FREE

 Sundried Freshness for All: Wash ALL your clothes in Downy’s #SunnyAllSaDowny Sampayan ng Bayan for FREE

No more #SanaAll! #SunnyAllSaDowny Sampayan ng Bayan is Free-for-All!

Wash all the fabrics you want with Downy for FREE at the biggest community laundry get-together, #SunnyAllSaDowny Sampayan ng Bayan.

Happening this September 10 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Barangay Palingon, Taguig City –Tipas Elementary School Basketball Court, the barangay-wide event also boasts a jam-packed entertainment program hosted by Kaladkaren and Tart Carlos. Live performances from Sam Conception and Leah Patricio among other familiar faces from Tiktok will bring in even more sunny vibes. Booths overflowing with freebies and exciting raffle prizes await everyone who will join.

No More Raining On Your Parade
For the first time in a while, Downy will be holding an on-ground community event. At the Sampayan ng Bayan, anyone can bring up to 6kg worth of laundry and wash them with Downy for free.

The event comes at an opportune time now that drying our clothes under the sun has become nearly impossible. The rainy season has left most households with no choice but to dry their laundry indoors most days. Since clothes are not properly ventilated and dried, bacteria build up, leading to the musty, kulob smell.

Sundried Freshness Made Possible
The solution? Downy with Deep Action Antibac – Downy’s best-ever Kontra-Kulob Technology! Downy Kontra Kulob not only gives fabrics irresistible softness, but also brings Sundried Freshness to every load, ensuring that everyone is protected from kulob!  

As we enter the rainy season, make it your laundry habit to wash all your fabrics with Downy. Since we have been spending most of our time at home, it is important to make sure that every piece of cloth and fabric, including our pambahays and even our furniture covers, is protected with the long-lasting Sundried Fresh scent of Downy. By doing so, we can keep the rainy-day blues away and ensure that everyone’s mood is bright and sunny at home. 

Beating the Kulob Away
Here are 3 steps you can take to ensure that your family gets ultimate protection from kulob. From organizing your laundry to storing it, here’s how you can kulob-proof your clothes:

1.    Sort your laundry –  Some of our laundry may require extra attention, especially if it includes damp items like bath towels. Keep in mind that the longer clothes remain damp with sweat and dirt, the more germs will grow. For damp clothes, it’s best to wash them separately and wash them as soon as possible.

2.    Wash your clothes with fabric conditioner – Downy Antibac Kontra Kulob not only strengthens fabric, but also brings Sundried Freshness to every load, ensuring that your whole household is protected from kulob this rainy season.

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3.    Store your clothes properly – Avoid storing your clothes in places where bacteria can grow and damage them, such as your bathroom or basement. To keep your garments in good condition, keep them in a clean, dry, and cool environment that is free of direct sunlight. 

Learn more about how you can protect your household from kulob by joining Downy’s #SunnyAllSaDowny Sampayan ng Bayan! You can also tune in on the day itself by getting live updates from the IG stories of our hosts, Kaladkaren, and Tart Carlos. Pass on the excitement to your family, friends, and ka-barangay, and together, #MagBANGOngBuhaysaDowny.
May 4, 2022

Climate Change Commission and Nestlé PH announce Klimathon Champions


Three teams emerged as winners in the recently concluded “Klimathon: Our Race Towards A Net Zero Reality,” a joint initiative of the Climate Change Commission (CCC) and Nestlé Philippines that provided a platform for the youth to develop innovative and sustainability-based solutions addressing the impacts of climate change.

Climate Change Commission and Nestlé PH announce Klimathon Champions

The Klimathon grand finals ceremony was held virtually on April 22, 2022 with the top ten finalists presenting their project concepts to the judges chaired by Dr. Maria Angela Zafra of the National Panel of Technical Experts of CCC, with members Ms. Adona Princesa San Diego of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Ms. Laarni Piloton of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST); Ms. Antoinette Taus, UNEP Goodwill Ambassador and founder of CORA Philippines; and Ms. Jasmine Estacio, Innovation Portfolio Management Head of Nestlé Philippines.

The proposals were judged based on their relevance to climate action, innovativeness, community impact, and sustainability.

Klimathon Champions

Team Econique from the Ateneo De Naga University bagged the third place for their entry, “PH Green Energy Harvesting Using Modified Triboelectric Nanogenerator (M-TENG),” while Team Genoplas from The Mabini Academy placed second for their proposal, “GENOPLAS: A Revolutionary Sustainable Multifunctional Bioplastics from Upcycled Fish Waste Components.”


Team Neutralizer from the University of Mindanao emerged as the first-ever Klimathon Champions with their project concept, “Synthesis of Engineered Bamboo Nanocomposite Through Sol-Gel Technique: A Breakthrough in Automated Vertical Farming using Hydroponics in the Philippines.


“We are really honored to become the first-ever Klimathon Champions. All our hard work over the past six months to hone and improve our proposal has been worth it. We would like to thank CCC and Nestlé Philippines for believing in what the youth can do for the environment; for giving us the opportunity to showcase our ideas and learn first-hand from industry experts through the mentorship program,” said Jeremiah Malalis and Larry Competente from Team Neutralizer


The top three winning teams received cash prizes that they can use as seed money to further develop and/or implement their project concepts. Special awards were also given to teams that developed embodying and promoting gender empowerment, originality, and community participation:

  • Team Genoplas - Gender Empowerment
  • Team Econique - Originality
  • Team Tagubtub - Community Participation


“As we commemorate Earth Day, let us continue to invest more in our youth, in our communities, and in our creativity and intellect as a nation towards sustainability and resiliency. This is the only way to go in order for us to secure a better future for our nation,” said Secretary Robert E.A. Borje, Vice-Chairperson and Executive Director of CCC.


Youth as inheritors of the planet

During the program, House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda expressed her support for the Filipino youth and what they are doing for the environment through a special message.


“It is encouraging to see young people already very heavily involved in climate action, all the more because you are doing this in the face of immense challenges and uncertainties because of the pandemic. You are an inspiration to us all,” Deputy Speaker Legarda said. “The next few years ahead will be critical in securing a livable future for humanity. To do so, we will need to stimulate and scale up innovation. The youth of the world are going to be key partners in this endeavor.”



The youth participants committed to use their capabilities toward net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the Klimathon Pledge led by Ms. Antoinette Taus.

In his closing remarks, Nestlé Philippines Chairman and CEO Kais Marzouki emphasized the importance of initiatives like the Klimathon in keeping with the inclusive approach of empowering the youth and consumers to take action. 


“Through Klimathon, we are privileged to be able to work with the youth in particular, providing a platform for developing science-based solutions to climate change,” he said. “To our youth participants, you are among the most passionate and creative members of society, and you can make a difference. It is for you to apply the knowledge and insights that you have gained, to be the changemakers that the world needs today.”


In order to achieve its goal of net-zero GHG emissions by 2050, Nestlé Philippines continues to engage in partnerships with like-minded stakeholders and work with different sectors in the country. 


Mar 25, 2022

How to Watch Out and Speak Out against Verbal Abuse

1 out of 4 or 25% of Filipinos, aged 15-49, is revealed to have experienced some form of violence during the ongoing health crisis. This includes verbal abuse, which has become a hidden battle faced by most women on a regular basis.

Verbal abuse can often be confusing not just for the survivors but also for the abusers because it manifests differently—gaslighting, judging, blaming, name-calling, condescension, and verbal threats, among others.

According to the  Gender Watch Against Violence and Exploitation (GWAVE), verbal abuse often contributes to psychological abuse experienced by women and can be penalized as a violation of RA 9262 or the Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004.

The Invisible Battle: How to Watch Out and Speak Out against Verbal Abuse


“Violence in the homes is not ‘away pamilya’ and is everybody’s concern,” says GWAVE Executive Director, Sheema Bajana-Samson. People should be vigilant and watch out for signs of abuse through what is heard verbally and body language as well.”


GWAVE is one of many non-government organizations and independent agencies that helps rescue survivors by offering legal assistance and rehabilitation.

“We have survivors also accompany their fellow survivors in hearings, and they do home visitations to other survivors as a form of moral support towards each other.” continues Bajana-Samson. “We’re happy to share that we now have a number of survivors who are emotionally and psychologically ready to become advocates themselves.”


In celebration of International Women’s Month, and the advocacy to build a better world for women, Avon sounds the call to #SpeakOut, take a stand and be more self-aware to help others fight verbal and other forms of abuse.

Based on a global study of more than eight thousand women in eight countries, including the Philippines, found that one in five women are consistently subjected to verbal abuse by an intimate partner. Nearly two in five respondents aged 25-34 are experiencing potential signs of verbal abuse within their relationship - the highest amongst the age groups.

Avon Philippines PR and Communications Head, Marion Limlengco wants to encourage more Filipinos to join dialogues and be more aware of this silent battle that has been affecting more women than actually perceived.
“Filipinas are very resilient women, but it turns out, there are some of us who are going through such invisible battles and we don’t even know it. That is why we are tapping a platform where we can freely discuss this issue with no holds barred while still centering on positivity and freedom of expression.”


Avid podcast listeners can also look forward to collaborations with popular podcasters:


Everyone is also invited to catch Avon’s collaboration with the live-streaming app, Kumu, where viewers can enjoy talks, performances, and fun challenges—all to foster awareness on verbal abuse and raise funds on behalf of Avon’s partner organizations that help abuse survivors. Here’s the full lineup:

  • #SpeakOut Dialogues with Women (March 25 via @kumunityheroes)
  • #Speakout Kumunity Challenge (March 28 to April 3)
  • #SpeakOut Fundraising Livestream (March 30)
  • #SpeakOut Dialogues For All (April 4 via @kumunityheroes)

People are also encouraged to support the cause through our fundraising items like the #SpeakOut Avon True Color Lipstick, Women Empowerment Umbrella, Evita Watch, and Self-love Accessory set available on where part of the proceeds will be donated to partner organizations including Gender Watch Against Violence and Exploitation (GWAVE), Ing Makababaying Aksyon (IMA) Foundation, and Luna Legal Resources Center for Women and Children.“Through these fundraising efforts, we hope to spark courage and reinforce a sense of community so that no one could feel alone or neglected in their individual battles. It’s time we shed light on this invisible crisis and we can effectively do that only if and when we #SpeakOut.” concludes Limlengco.

It’s time to redefine a culture where everyone becomes more accountable for the words being said so that no form of abuse—verbal or otherwise—will be tolerated nor pushed against others.

Follow Avon Philippines on Facebook and Instagram for more updates on the scheduled dates of all podcasts and Kumu livestreams and join the dialogues against Verbal Abuse. Shop for your favorite Avon products at or contact your local Avon representative.

Mar 5, 2022

Shopee introduces 3.15 Consumer Day, the first mega sale of the year, with new brand ambassador Marian Rivera

Marian Rivera Shopee brand ambassador
Marian Rivera, Shopee Brand Ambassador

Shopee introduces 3.15 Consumer Day, the first mega sale of the year, with new brand ambassador Marian Rivera

This 3.15 Consumer Day, shoppers have more reasons to celebrate with new brand ambassador and Shopee Primetime Queen Marian Rivera, Free Shipping with ₱0 min. spend,  ₱1 Deals, and 10% off daily

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, introduces 3.15 Consumer Day, the first mega sale of the year. 3.15 Consumer Day will bring the excitement of Shopee’s year-end festivals to all users, giving them more reasons to celebrate and reward themselves as they gear up for the year ahead.


Shopee is pioneering 3.15 Consumer Day to bring more value and joy to all shoppers, who are now using e-commerce to fulfill their needs all year round. Everyone can be a part of 3.15 Consumer Day which features the widest variety of products, made better with Free Shipping with ₱0 min. spend,  ₱1 Deals, and 10% off daily starting March 3, kicking off the celebration with the 3.3 Consumer Day. Shopee will also launch its #ShopeeCelebratesYou campaign to bring more cheer to users across the 3.15 period. Throughout the campaign, Shopee will surprise and delight its biggest fans on social media, while users stand a chance to win big prizes by taking part in various activities and contests across Shopee’s official platforms.


Adding to the 3.15 celebrations, Shopee welcomes Filipino superstar and Primetime Queen Marian Rivera as its newest brand ambassador. Marian will star in a brand new Shopee commercial for 3.15 Consumer Day which you can watch here. She will also appear in the 3.15 TV Special happening at 5pm on Tuesday, March 15.


Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines said, “At Shopee, our users are at the heart of all that we do. This drives us to keep innovating, so that we can create new features, services, and campaigns that bring joy to their lives. As more people shop online and enjoy our year-end festivals, we are introducing 3.15 Consumer Day to bring the same excitement and fun to the first half of the year. We are thrilled for our first 3.15 Consumer Day and we hope to deliver even more joy to everyone.”


1. Celebrate You with bigger prizes, better deals


3.15 Consumer Day gives every shopper a reason to celebrate. Users can find everything they need with amazing deals on the Shopee app, and unlock bigger surprises on social media.


In the Philippines, users can win big at the new #ShopeeCelebratesYou campaign across Shopee’s official platforms. Shopee users stand a chance to check out their items for free when they share their shopping carts on social media, while Shopee will also surprise its biggest fans on social media. Stay tuned to Shopee’s official Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages for more information and activities.


Till March 15, users can find and save more on all they need on Shopee. Highlights include:


     Special treats for Filipino shoppers: 3.15 Consumer Day will bring a smile to every user, with Free Shipping vouchers with ₱0 min. spend, ₱1 Deals, and 10% off daily till March 15. New users can enjoy a 100% off discount voucher with ₱90 min. spend at ₱90 max. discount, Free Shipping voucher with ₱0 min. spend, exclusive ₱1 Deals, or free welcome gifts from Shopee and brand partners, so they can smile even more with their first purchases on Shopee.


     Exciting deals with ShopeePay:  This March, users can enjoy 20% cashback when they scan to pay at ShopeePay’s partner merchants such as Potato Corner, Puregold, National Bookstore, The Generics Pharmacy, and more. Users can also checkout ShopeePay ₱1 Deals and redeem discounts in stores. On 3.15 Consumer Day, users can take advantage of 50% off on load across all networks and up to 100% cashback on bills payment. Users can get a chance to win ₱100,000 when they send money to any bank or to any Shopee user. With ShopeePay’s free transfers feature, users won't have to worry about any additional fees.


     More entertaining experience with new in-app game, Shopee Pets: Starting March 3, users can play the life simulation game where they can care for and raise their pets through daily activities for a chance to win Shopee Coins, ShopeePay Credits, and more!



2. Discover new brands for You on Shopee Mall


3.15 Consumer Day is the perfect time for users to discover new brands and indulge their wishlist without having to wait till the end of the year. With thousands of brands offering exclusive deals, there will be something for everyone at Shopee’s Mega Brands Sale from March 3 to 15.


     Midnight Brand Parade and Hourly Branded Price Drops: During the first two hours of March 15, shoppers can look forward to storewide discounts from their favorite brands like Pampers, realme, OPPO, Adidas, Unilever Beauty, and Deerma. Users should also regularly check the Shopee app for Shopee Mall’s hourly price drops, where top brands will offer limited-time flash deals on their best-selling products.


     New Shopee Mall Sampling Counter: Starting March 15, Shopee is giving consumers greater convenience and value for money to discover new brands through the new Shopee Mall Sampling Counter. Users can try sample-size products from best-selling brands like Johnson & Johnson, Uni-care, COSRX, Trizie, and AHC Philippines, and get a free voucher if they decide to purchase the regular-sized product.


     Exclusive discount brand vouchers for new buyers: Shopee also gives brand explorers more incentive to discover the wide assortment of brands under its platform. Curious consumers can look forward to welcome vouchers on their first purchase from their favorite brands on Shopee Mall.


     Brand Membership: Brand loyalists get to enjoy a more rewarding shopping experience when they sign up for the Brand Membership Program of their choice. Over 80 brands under the program will offer its members double the rewards points for purchases made on March 15.


3. Discover a new You


Beyond the amazing deals, 3.15 Consumer Day is also time for users to discover new interests, and support what matters to them. From today till March 15, users can find new ways to do their part for local businesses, and discover hidden gems on Shopee.


     Satisfy all your interests at 3.15: Users can shop for a wide variety of products catered to their interests with themed days across 3.15 Consumer Day. This includes 3.3 Consumer Day (March 3), Fashion Day (March 4), Home Appliance Day (March 5), Home & Living Day (March 6), Digital Deals Day (March 7), Beauty Day (March 9), Mobiles & Gadgets Day (March 10), Kids & Babies' Day (March 11), Sports & Motors Day (March 12), Shopee Prizes Day (March 13) and Vouchers Day (March 14).


     Support and empower female sellers on International Women’s Day: After unwavering support for local sellers across its year-end festivals, Shopee will continue to connect users to more local businesses, including those of strong, inspirational Filipinas. On March 8, Shopee will hold a special 3.15 Women’s Sale to celebrate women in the Philippines and spotlight inspiring stories of female sellers on its platform.


     Explore ways to improve your shopping: Shopee Cares PH is an online community that offers the best customer support for all your concerns and questions. Just follow @ShopeeCaresPH on Twitter and Facebook so you can shop and worry-free. For Shopee Fam with Gold and Platinum Shopee Loyalty Tier memberships, get ready to claim unlimited Free Shipping vouchers every month. Claim those hard-earned vouchers accessible via the Shopee Loyalty Page or the Homesquare Page so you can make the most out of your shopping this 3.15 Consumer Day.


For more information about Shopee 3.15 Consumer Day, visit


Download Shopee for free on App Store or Google Play Store.

Jan 27, 2022

Quaker Strong Bootcamp Challenge

 Power up your 2022 health and fitness goals with this online bootcamp

New year means new health goals for many Filipinos, which sometimes range from observing a healthier diet, reaching a fitness target, or simply finding the right exercise for you. If you haven’t gotten to listing down what you want to commit this year, don’t worry as it’s never too late to start or continue what you’ve accomplished so far!

To kick off a healthier 2022, Quaker, the world’s No. 1 oatmeal brand, will be having its first ever Quaker Strong Bootcamp Challenge from January 31 to February 6, 2022. These sessions aim to help you go beyond your comfort zones and jumpstart your health and fitness goals.

Every day, Quaker Philippines will be hosting free classes via zoom with your favorite local fitness studios and instructors. Ride the beat with Ride Revolution on January 31, February 5 and February 6.. Work up a sweat with TMS on February 2, Saddle Row on February 3 and Flyweight Boxing on February 4.


To join, register and sign up via by February 5. Early class registrants will receive a Quaker Strong pack which includes nutritious snacks for you to munch on pre- or post-workout; while another 100 who first complete the Quaker Strong Bootcamp Bingo Challenge, get a chance to take home exclusive Quaker merchandise.


Keep up your health and fitness goals by complementing your daily workouts with Quaker Oats! For over 140 years, Quaker has been filling homes with great-tasting oats which helps provide your body the right amount of nutrients you need to sustain your energy so you can be Quaker strong! Quaker oats contain up to 7x more fiber* to support digestion, 1.7x more protein* for muscle growth and maintenance of, and Beta-Glucan for heart health.

 For more information, visit


Dec 14, 2021

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 —

    NACF (National Arts & Crafts Fair) Artisanal Shop —

    NFF (National Food Fair)Digital Mall —

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

    LazMall Go Lokal @ LazMall — https://

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

    Shopinas — https:// 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