Showing posts with label Good News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Good News. Show all posts
Jul 18, 2023

Lower Power Rates for MERALCO Customers this July

Lower Power Rates for MERALCO Customers this July

The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) announced a P0.7213 per kilowatt hour (kWh) decrease in power rates this July. This reduction is equivalent to P144 in total savings for a typical household consuming 200 kWh. Meralco Vice President and Head of Corporate Communications Joe R. Zaldarriaga explained that the rate reduction was triggered mainly by the lower generation charge due to lower costs from the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market, Power Supply Agreements, and Independent Power Producers.

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.
Jul 1, 2021

EU Whiz Youth champions awarded by the EU Delegation

EU Ambassador to the Philippines Luc Véron and First Counsellor Rafael de Bustamante with the EU Whiz Finalists

EU Whiz Youth champions awarded by the EU Delegation

After a fun and exciting competition run, Philippine Normal University-Manila (PNU), University of the Cordilleras (UC-BCF), and Bataan Peninsula State University (BPSU) emerged as the top winners in the EU Whiz Online Competition, the “My Space, My Rights” video competition, and the “Green ECO I See” digital art competition respectively at the recently concluded EU Whiz: Filipino Youth of the FEUture.


A total of 1,132 students from 146 colleges and universities all over the Philippines participated in the three main competition categories--the biggest turnout in the history of the EU Whiz since its inception in 2006. 


PNU composed of Robert Stephen A. Co, Daniel C. Ortañez and Louis Vincent R. Bautista outlasted 175 teams in a grand display of knowledge on the EU and EU-Philippines Relations during the EU Whiz Online Competition. Joining the podium finishers are Gizelle Amour T. Tagabi, Rodel C. Pacit and John Patrick B. Magbato of West Visayas State University (WVSU) in second place; and Ronica Raine B. Babsa-ay, Sharilyn B. Rufino and Miriam Agnes A. Dampilag of Benguet State University in third place.

On the other hand, UC-BCF students Jan Millescent G. Blanco and Nyssa Bianka E. Tagapulot were awarded the Grand Prize for the “Green ECO I See” digital art competition with their entry “Meeting Grounds of Intersectional Environmentalism”. Their piece highlights the mutual connection between culture and environmentalism. Rounding out the category are first runner-up winners Nicole Anne Argañosa, Mesfin Bram Diosina and Elisha Gabrielle R. Briones from iAcademy with their entry “Colors of Nature”; and second runner-up winners New Era University Students Meryll Joyce T. Dirain, Krizle Lorenz P. Policarpio and Mark William A. Fabro with their entry “Beam of Hope”.

Meeting Grounds of Intersectional Environmentalism

Grand winner - Digital Art Competition
Entry title: Meeting Grounds of Intersectional Environmentalism
School: University of the Cordilleras
Team members:  Jan Millescent G. Blanco andNyssa Bianka E. Tagapulot

Colors of Nature

1st Runner Up - Digital Art Competition
Entry title: Colors of Nature
School: iAcademy
Team members:  Nicole Anne Argañosa, Mesfin Bram Diosina, and Elisha Gabrielle R. Briones


2nd Runner Up - Digital Art Competition
Entry title: BEAM OF HOPE
School: New Era University
Team members:  Meryll Joyce T. Dirain, Krizle Lorenz P. Policarpio, and Mark William A. Fabro

Meanwhile, BPSU dominated the “My Space, My Rights” video competition—bagging both Grand Prize and first runner-up spots with Abegail P. Casabuena, Gerryline D. Maceda and Aira Joyce E. Gonzales’ entry “Lens of Hope” and Shaina Rey R. Pisigan, Michael Angelo A. Cervantes and Marvyn Jules C. Casimero’s entry “Salimpusa” respectively. UC-BCF clinched the second runner-up spot with Jillian Olivia M. Ramos, Ella Marie V. Bie and Thea Marie S. Lomboy’s entry “Empowered through Time”.

 Lens of Hope

Grand Winner – Video Competition
Entry title: Lens of Hope
School: Bataan Peninsula State University
Team members:  Abegail P. Casabuena, Gerryline D. Maceda, and Aira Joyce E. Gonzales



1st Runner Up – Video Competition
Entry title: Salimpusa
School: Bataan Peninsula State University
Team members: Shaina Rey R. Pisigan, Michael Angelo A. Cervantes, and Marvyn Jules C. Casimero

 Empowered through Time

2nd Runner Up – Video Competition
Entry title: Empowered through Time
School: University of the Cordilleras
Team members: Jillian Olivia M. Ramos, Ella Marie V. Bie, and Thea Marie S. Lomboy

“I have made the engagement with youth one of my priorities. I am confident that all the EU Whizers will become ambassadors of our partnership and friendship. Kudos to the winners and we are looking forward to engaging further with you,” said EU Ambassador to the Philippines Luc Véron.


“Conducting this year’s EU Whiz on the digital platform has allowed us to broaden our reach and discover more skillful and talented young Filipinos than ever before. Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, these Filipino youth were able to utilize their inherent knowledge and creativity to advocate for key issues such as the need for green economy and youth rights. All these showcased the relentless spirit of the Filipino youth.”


Apart from the annual conduct of the inter-collegiate competition, the Delegation looks to build a community of EU Whizers who will continue to use their talents and skills to promote a better understanding of the shared EU and Philippine values.


“This is exactly what we at the EU strive for—to offer a platform for the youth who inspire positive change in the world. We hope to create a community of passionate young individuals and nurture them to become advocates and champions of tomorrow.”


Ambassador Véron and First Counsellor Rafael de Bustamante announced the winners in the EU Whiz grand competition, digital art and video creation competitions. Atty. Lily Freida Milla, Officer-in-Charge Executive Director, Commission on   Higher Education provided an inspirational message for the EU Whizers.


The panel of jurors for the digital art and video competitions were composed of well-known and accomplished creative professionals including Mr. Dan Matutina, Ms. Anina Rubio, Mr. Elvert Bañares, and Ms. Sandra Aguinaldo. 


The EU Whiz Online Competition was also supported by the Commission on Higher Education, the Philippine-Italian Association, and the Embassies of the Czech Republic and Hungary in the Philippines.

Jan 10, 2021

Globe Banners Pinoy Heroes Representing PH in Global Stage

Globe Banners Pinoy Heroes Representing PH in Global Stage

For a while during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world of sports has gone to a halt as social distancing was strictly implemented to slow down the spread of the virus. Fortunately, several sporting organizations have adapted safety protocols such as bubble set-ups and closed-door events to be able to resume into action despite the lack of fans in venues.

With the return of sports, Filipino athletes were also able to compete internationally to bring pride and honor to the country, and even hope to Filipinos amidst these uncertain times. Globe celebrates the triumph of athletes like tennis child prodigy and number 2 ranked junior female tennis player in the world by the International Tennis Federation, Alex Eala. She is the current Australian Open girls' doubles title holder and also recently had a semis run at the French Open.

A new breed of homegrown talents is also rising in the international stage of basketball and combat sports. Globe rallies behind the Manila Chooks 3x3 TM Team—the Philippine representative to the FIBA 3X3 Olympics Qualifying Tournament in Doha, Qatar—and top MMA stable Team Lakay, whose members continue to compete in Singapore for ONE Championship events. Notably, Team Lakay member and ONE Strawweight Champion Joshua Pacio was recently included in ESPN’s Top 25 MMA Athletes under the age of 25.

Of course, when it comes to international Filipino athletes, one name that will always be in the conversation is 12 time, 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao who Globe recently onboarded as an ambassador. His upcoming boxing matches will now be available on online PPV exclusively with UPSTREAM and GMovies.

Indeed, 2021 will be a good year for sports fans here in the Philippines as Globe has a lot of exciting and exclusive content in store for everyone! Aside from PPV access to Manny Pacquiao’s next fights, fanscan also watch the first season of ONE Hero Series Philippines to discover the next Pinoy global combat sports hero. On top of that, there’s also the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3x3 League Powered by TM, which aims to put up a world-class 3x3 basketball team that may be able to compete in the Tokyo Olympics in July 2021 and the 2024 Paris Olympics.

“Globe customers and sports fans can expect to be treated with live and on-demand access to key sports events participated by their favorite Filipino sports heroes in the coming year,” said JilBausa-Go, Vice President, Get Entertained Tribe. “As our nation reels from the impact of the pandemic, we aim to provide inspiration and strength through the success stories of these local athletes.”

Let’s all be inspired and driven to support our local athletes as they continue to bring honor to the country on the global stage, and display the innate heart and strength of Filipinos to the rest of the world.

Be updated on the latest sports happenings with Globe/ For The Win: Your Go-to for Everything Sports! Follow them on Instagram[] and Twitter[]

Dec 12, 2020

Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale kicks off on a high note, with four times more items sold in the first hour compared to last year

Shopee 12.12 Birthday Sale kicks off on a high note, with four times more items sold in the first hour compared to last year 

MANILA, December 12, 2020 - Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, kicked off its fifth 12.12 Birthday Sale on a high note with strong enthusiasm from shoppers across the region. Shopping activity surged at midnight on December 12, with four times more items sold in the first hour compared to 2019.

Key trends in the first 8 hours of 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

Home & Living, Men’s Apparel, and Health & Personal Care are the most popular product categories among Filipino consumers.

People are prepping for fitness-related New Year’s resolutions by stocking up on activewear. In the first 8 hours of December 12, around 30,000 units of men’s jogger pants were sold. Filipinos are also keen on doing some home organizing over the holidays, with around 22,000 shoe box organizers sold. 

Filipinos are eagerly snapping up the best deals in celebration of Shopee’s fifth birthday, with one shopper making almost 100 orders in the morning of December 12. Shopping activity is also highest in Metro Manila, South Luzon, and North Luzon.


Discover more unbeatable deals at Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale until midnight at

Nov 23, 2020

Give and receive this Christmas with PayMayaguinaldo

#PayMayaguinaldo : The Merrier Way this Christmas

Give back and win big every time you pay with PayMaya!
Give and receive this Christmas with PayMayaguinaldo

This Christmas, PayMaya is offering Filipinos more rewards as it launches its "PayMayaguinaldo" campaign, where users have a chance to win as much as 1 million pesos in the Grand raffle draw and an opportunity to help micro entrepreneurs around the country. Users also have a chance to win up to P285,000 worth of prizes to be given away in the weekly raffle draws from today until January 10, 2021.

By going cashless, you can easily earn a raffle entry every time you #ScanToPay via PayMaya QR at any of their partner merchants, use your PayMaya-registered mobile number when you buy items online, or purchase prepaid load and other treats at the PayMaya in-app shop with a minimum of P100 purchase.

Every time you pay with PayMaya, you not only earn a raffle entry to win cash prizes, you also get a chance to help fellow Filipinos. With each purchase, you are also giving a PayMayaguinaldo to help micro entrepreneurs in underprivileged communities as PayMaya will also be donating a P1 million Grand Aguinaldo to Gawad Kalinga to help establish more resilient communities via micro-entrepreneurship around the country.  

“Even though our Christmas celebrations won't be the same as they have been before, there are a lot of creative ways where families can keep the holiday spirit alive. Through our 'PayMayaguinaldo' campaign, we hope to inspire hope and generosity among Filipinos as we offer them more reasons to give to their friends and families, share their blessings to their officemates, and even give back to underprivileged communities whenever they pay using their PayMaya accounts," said Mark Dee, Head of Growth and Marketing at PayMaya.

A Christmas store in your hands

On top of the exciting prizes from the PayMayaguinaldo raffle promo, you can also enjoy instant discounts and vouchers from top brands and merchants when you visit the PayMayaguinaldo Christmas store in the PayMaya app.

Shoppers can get exclusive deals offered by brands such as Unilever, Goldilocks, Rustan's, Boozy, Sariwon Korean Barbecue, Soban K-Town Grill, Boteyju, Wingzone, Pepi Cubano, Papermoon, FreshMart, Memo Xpress, Vamos, and Pet Warehouse, among others which they can enjoy when you pay using their PayMaya account at these merchants.

Check the PayMayaguinaldo Christmas store to know which new brands are offering discounts so that you can get the best value for your money when you do your shopping with PayMaya!

PayMaya is the #BetterQR for your holiday shopping

And because shopping for gifts in malls has become a time-honored tradition among many Filipinos, PayMaya is also offering a safer, more convenient, and even more rewarding shopping experience with the #BetterQR this holiday season!

Get to enjoy the following perks in various malls around the country when you #ScanToPay with PayMaya QR:

THE SM STORE: Take home one of the 100 motorcycles being given away when you #ScanToPay at least P1,500 at The SM Store until January 15, 2021.

MEGAWORLD LIFESTYLE MALLS: Get an instant P200 cashback when you spend an accumulated amount of P2,000 PLUS a chance to win P10,000 when you #ScanToPay at least P500 using PayMaya QR at participating merchants in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls (Eastwood City, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Forbes Town, Southwoods Mall, Uptown Mall, McKinley Hill, Newport Mall, and Festival Walk Mall Iloilo) until January 10, 2021. You can enjoy the P200 cashback reward twice during the promo period, for a total of P400 savings!

POWER PLANT MALL and SANTOLAN TOWN PLAZA: Enjoy exclusive perks and prizes when you shop at participating merchants using PayMaya QR. Stay tuned for more details!
"PayMaya is really the #BetterQR when it comes to shopping for your friends, officemates, and loved ones this holiday season. You not only get to stay safe while shopping in your favorite malls, you also enjoy the convenience and the exciting rewards whenever you pay cashless using PayMaya," said Raymund Villanueva, Business Head for QR Ecosystems at PayMaya.

The best way to give this holiday season 

With all these exciting offers, using PayMaya is clearly the best way to give gifts to your loved ones this Christmas season – especially for ninongs and ninangs who prefer to stay at home in the holidays.  

With PayMaya on hand, you can easily take advantage of the exciting PayMayaguinaldo offers and get a more rewarding experience when you choose to shop for your gifts at PayMaya’s partner establishments online and in-stores, or send treats to your inaanaks purchased from the PayMaya in-app shop. If you’re the type who lets your inaanak buy their own gift, you can easily send them aguinaldo money via PayMaya from the comforts of your home! 

PayMaya enables all kinds of creative ways to give this season—the joy is in discovering them and making your loved ones happy! 

Getting PayMaya and paying for your purchases during the holidays using the app is very easy. Just download the PayMaya app at and register an account using the invite code BETTERWAYTOPAY to earn P100, to find out what it’s like to go cashless with the fastest, safest, and most rewarding, to pay for anything online and in stores! Remember, for everything you need to pay, don’t pay cash. PayMaya! 

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

Through its app and wallet, PayMaya provides millions of Filipinos with the fastest way to own a financial account, with the widest 57,000 Add Money touchpoints nationwide. Its Smart Padala by PayMaya remittance agent network of over 30,000 partner touchpoints nationwide serves as last mile digital financial hubs in communities, providing the unbanked and underserved with access to services. To know more about PayMaya's products and services, visit or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Nov 19, 2020

Give your family the added protection with Rani-C

RANI - C Defense Kit Sodium Ascorbate Vitamin C

Give your family the added protection with Rani-C
Limited edition Rani-C defense kit available now

Since January this year, the Department of Health (DOH) continuously appealed to the public to frequently wash hands, observe proper hygiene, hydrate, eat nutritious food, and wear protective gears like face masks and face shields as preventive part of measures against COVID-19. 

With La Niña well on its way, creating erratic and extreme weather patterns, many Filipinos are now even more susceptible to various infections that may weaken one’s immune system. And as the threat of the coronavirus continues to loom, any form of additional protection has never been as crucial.

This is usually in the form of vitamin supplements, especially Vitamin C, a potent antioxidant that can decrease inflammation, boost one’s immune system, and promote wound healing. While Vitamin C can easily be found in many fruits including oranges, melons and vegetables like bell peppers and broccoli, some people might not be getting the recommended dosage of the vitamin. 

In comes Sodium Ascorbate Rani-C, a non-acidic Vitamin C supplement specifically manufactured to provide Filipinos the added daily dosage they need at an affordable price and without the discomfort many get when they take the acidic counterparts available in the market.  

At only ₱4.00 per capsule, Rani-C is one of the most affordable supplements available in the market. This ensures that Filipinos can safeguard their and their family’s immune health without hurting their wallets, especially during the pandemic. 

To further assist Filipinos’ from the threats of the virus and other infections, Rani-C is offering a limited edition Rani-C Defense kit. 

Available until supplies last, you may now get the Rani-C Defense Kit, which includes one Rani-C box with 100 capsules and a free 500ml Sure-Guard 75% Ethyl Alcohol Hand Sanitizer Gel for only ₱400.00. 

Head out to any Watsons and Mercury Drug nationwide, or check out Watsons Online, and give your family the added protection they need with Rani-C. 

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Nov 16, 2020

Shopee Brand Ambassador Kris Aquino Surprises Three Families this Christmas with Special Deliveries


Shopee Brand Ambassador Kris Aquino Surprises Three Families this Christmas with Special Deliveries

Last November 10, Kris Aquino brought joy to Filipino families with early Christmas presents from Shopee

MANILA, NOVEMBER 13, 2020 - Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, together with its new brand ambassador Kris Aquino, surprises three Filipino families with special deliveries just a few weeks before Christmas. With the festive season just around the corner, Shopee started the online initiative, My Shopee 11.11 Christmas Wish, asking users what they wanted to receive this holiday.

Most wishes were simple, heartwarming, and centered on earning enough to feed their families and sustain their current livelihood. Each of the three families received ₱50,000 in cash, ₱10,000 worth of ShopeePay credits, and a specific wish granted. On November 10, Shopee brand ambassador Kris Aquino personally delivered the gifts right to their doorsteps. 

Ramel Magale, 25

Ramel Magale works in the restaurant delivery service to support his parents and younger siblings. Shopee grants his wish for a motorcycle and can now deliver food to customers easily. 

 Lorna Nonong, 38

Lorna Nonong is a housewife, mother to three children, and caretaker to a relative with special needs. She sells seafood online while her husband works as a family driver. Shopee gave her a refrigerator and sari-sari store package to help support her family during these challenging times. Kris Aquino also donated an extra ₱10,000 cash to help support her relative with special needs.


Eugenia Peñaranda, 45

Eugenia Peñaranda is a housewife and mother to seven children. She cleans laundry for a living and her husband works as a family driver. Shopee granted her wish of a washing machine to make her work less tedious, school supplies for her children, and a sari-sari store package for an extra source of income.

 Martin Yu, Associate Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “We are more than excited to spread joy and kindness to our Filipino users through My Shopee 11.11 Christmas Wish. Christmas has always been a highly anticipated holiday in the Philippines and we want to take this opportunity to create happy and meaningful memories with our users during this season of giving. We are grateful to have Kris Aquino interact and engage with these families in need and we will continue to come up with initiatives like this to bring joy to the Filipino community and spread the benefits of online shopping to everyone.” 

Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale
The Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale features exciting promos such as free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend, 20% cash backs, and  ₱1 deals. Today, shoppers can also enjoy all-day discounts up to 15% off and 50% off flash vouchers when they use ShopeePay. Consumers can also get huge discounts on leading brands, win exciting prizes via in-app games, and many more.

For more information on the Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale, please visit

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

Nov 13, 2020

You could be the Next Millionaire just like Mommy Rona Jane! #SalamatShopee

26-year-old Rona Jane Juco from San Fernando, Pampanga is the second winner in two days for the Shopee Milyonaryo jackpot prize

Want to be the Millionaire?

Nov 4, 2020

Mekeni’s Home2Home Partners Program


Mekeni’s Home2Home Partners Program

Looking to start your own business? Check out Mekeni’s reseller program

One of the things that the coronavirus 2019 pandemic made us realize is that we should always have plan B, especially in terms of source of living.
Due to the pandemic, the unemployment rate in the country has reached an all-time high with around 4.6 million jobless Filipinos in July. Though this has eased as compared to the unemployment rate in April, most Pinoys are still finding it hard to get back on their feet.
If you are among the Filipinos whose livelihood is affected by the pandemic and economic recession, Mekeni’s Home2Home Partners Program might be just for you.
Mekeni’s Home2Home Partners Program is a reseller program intended for those who wish to start their own home-based business. It was launched by Mekeni, one of the biggest food manufacturers in the country, to help Filipinos put up their own home-based business in this time of pandemic.
For as low as P1,500, you can kickstart your own Mekeni reseller business. All you have to do is sign up via Mekeni’s Facebook page (www.facebook/mekeniph). Your application will undergo verification and assessment, and in a week, you may already start your business.
“We all have a role to play amid the pandemic; and for us here at Mekeni, it is all about making sure that our communities are given the opportunity to flourish and thrive even in the most difficult times. We will never get tired of helping this new breed of Pinoy entrepreneurs achieve their aspirations,” Prudencio Garcia, Mekeni president quipped.
To date, Mekeni has many successful resellers nationwide. Through its Home2Home Partners Program, it has helped a lot of unemployed and temporarily displaced workers affected by the pandemic. The company tapped its distributors all over the country to serve the demand.
“During the pandemic, we are grateful to Mekeni because we are able to also help those who temporarily lost their jobs by giving them an alternative source of income,” said Shiela Alfons, exclusive distributor from Davao.
“Malaki ang naitulong ng Mekeni sa amin dahil ito ang aming pangunahing pinagkakakitaan. Bukod dito ay natutulungan pa naming magkaroon ng trabaho, dagdag kabuhayan at kita ang aming pamilya, kaibigan, at aming mga suki, at ngayon ang iba ay nahikayat na rin naming magbenta lalo na ngayong panahon ng pandemic,” added Jenalyn Silvestre of Tarlac.
Aside from individual resellers, Mekeni also looks into tapping dealers and wholesales to be able to cater to more interested resellers nationwide.
Aside from income security, Mekeni’s Home2Home Partners Program can also be a good donation option. If you are looking to help Filipinos pull through this pandemic too just like Mekeni, you can gift the package to a beneficiary. The help is more long term as what you are giving them is a chance and hope to start their own business.
“There is always something you can do to help others. With our Home2Home Partners Program, we hope that we can spark inspiration and motivation to go on despite the challenges we are facing,” Garcia added.
If you are interested to become a Mekeni reseller or to donate a reseller package, send a message through Mekeni’s official Facebook page at to know more.
Nov 1, 2020

Have a Happy Halloween at Home with PayMaya

Even though we can't celebrate Halloween with fun costume parties with our friends, we can still enjoy the spookiest holiday at home with the help of digital tools like PayMaya. 

From dressing up in an IG-worthy Halloween costume to munching on treats from your go-to restaurants. Here are some awesome ways PayMaya can help you spend a fun holiday at home:

  • Dress up in a nice Halloween costume (or fabulous loungewear) and enjoy awesome deals with PayMaya. Get a 15% discount when you pay with your PayMaya virtual or physical card at Zalora using the code PYMY2020. You can also order clothes from The SM Store via Call To Deliver and #ScanToPay for your purchase to get up to 100% Balik Bayad, an additional P100 Balik Bayad when you spend a cumulative amount of P2,500 until October 31, plus a chance to win a motorcycle at SM’s raffle!
  • Pay with your mobile number when ordering online at establishments like Army Navy, Burger King, Domino's, Boozy, and so much more to get up to 100% Balik Bayad. You will also get an extra P100 Balik Bayad when you accumulate a total of P2,000 for your transactions until October 31.
  • Shop for gaming pins at your PayMaya app for a spooky game night with your barkada. When you buy at least P300 worth of gaming pins using PayMaya, you can get a 5% Balik Bayad (with a maximum of P100), and every P300 spent will get you one raffle entry for a chance to win a year’s worth of gaming pins.
  • Do a virtual Trick or Treat with your loved ones and gift them with digital vouchers to their favorite restaurants or even prepaid load found in the PayMaya app. Sending prepaid load to your friends gets you 5% Balik Bayad, and extra P100 Balik Bayad when you spend an accumulated total of P600 on Smart and TNT prepaid load until November 17. 

We hope these tips will help make your holiday more fun, even while staying indoors. 

Oct 18, 2020

Cash Agad: Ka-Partner Sa Muling Pagbangon

Cash Agad:  Ka-Partner Sa Muling Pagbangon

Naging matindi ang epekto ng pandemic sa mga pamilya at komunidad sa bansa hindi lang  dahil sa takot na naramdaman ng marami mula sa banta ng COVID-19 kundi pati na rin sa epekto nito sa kabuhayan. Maraming nagsarang negosyo at maraming nawalan ng trabaho. At yun namang mga kumikita pa rin, hindi makapag-withdraw ng cash dahil pinatigil ng mga lockdown ang pampublikong transportasyon.

Mabuti na lamang at andiyan ang mga Cash Agad partner agents, naka-antabay para matugunan ang banking needs ng bawat Pilipino sa gitna ng pandemya. Naapektuhan man ang sila noong nagdeklara ng community quarantine, sila naman ay nakatulong sa barangay, nakakabawi at patuloy pang bumabangon upang muling umunlad ang kanilang mga negosyo.

Ang network ng Cash Agad partner agents ay binubuo ng mga maliliit na negosyante sa Luzon, Visayas, at Mindanao na nagpapatakbo ng sebisyong Cash Agad sa kani-kanilang komunidad. Layunin ng sebisyong ito na bigyan ng access sa cash ang mga malalayong komunidad, lalo na ang mga liblib na lugar, mga lugar na kailangan pang umakyat ng bundok o tumawid ng dagat. 

Ang Cash Agad ay solusyon mula sa BDO Unibank na kung saan ang pinakamahahalagang serbisyo ng bangko - tulad ng withdrawal at balance inquiry - ay nakakarating sa isang liblib na lugar nang hindi na kinakailangang magpatayo pa ng isang branch o maglagay ng ATM.

Tindahan na, ATM pa: Ang may-ari ng isang tindahan (pwede ring salon, drugstore, hardware store, etc.) ay maaaring maging Cash Agad partner agent na seserbiyso sa isang komunidad. Dahil ang negosyanteng ito ay matagal nang bahagi ng komunidad, malapit ang pwesto, kilala at pinagkakatiwalaan, mas madali sa mga tao na sa kanya lumapit para kunin ang kanilang pera.

Kapag naging Cash Agad partner agent, ang may-ari ng tindahan ay bibigyan ng POS terminal na may kakayanang tumanggap ng mga transaksyon gamit ang Philippine-issued ATM card, mapa-debit o prepaid man ito. At kahit pa BDO Unibank ang nagpapatakbo sa Cash Agad, tinatanggap ng POS terminal ang mga ATM cards ng lahat ng bangko sa Pilipinas.

Cash Agad at mga LGUs: Isa pang maganda sa Cash Agad ay hindi ito nakadepende sa oras ng bangko. Habang bukas ang tindahan ng Cash Agad partner agent, pwede mag-transact dito. Yun nga lang, binago lang ang mga schedule ngayon dahil sa pandemic at community quarantine. Ang mga lokal na opisyal ang nagbibigay ng schedule kung kelan pwede mag- withdraw sa isang tindahang may Cash Agad. Ito ay para masigurado ang physical distancing at kaligtasan ng bawat partner agent at mga customers nito.

Maging ang mga LGU ay umaasa rin sa Cash Agad para maparating sa mga nangangailangan ang mga supporta ng gobyerno. Halimbawa, ang mga benepisyaryo ng 4Ps ay sa Cash Agad na nagwi-withdraw ng kanilang monthly cash assistance. Ang mga IPs o indigenous people din ay tumatanggap ng kanilang cash assistance at iniwi-withdraw dito. Lahat ng ito ay naging posible dahil sa pagtutulungan ng Cash Agad at LGU.

Maski ang mga empleyado ng munisipyo, mga pulis, at mga teacher sa isang lokalidad ay sa Cash Agad na nagpupunta para makuha ang sweldo nila. Ang mga pribadong empleyado, mga pamilya ng OFWs, lahat sila ay pwedeng sa Cash Agad na mag-withdraw.

Ito ay malaking ginhawa para sa kanilang lahat dahil noong nagkaroon ng mga lockdown at checkpoints, hindi na makaalis ang maraming tao sa kani-kanilang baranggay para magpunta sa mga dati nilang dinadayong mga bangko at ATM na malayo.

Tulong sa Negosyo: Ayon kay Lorna Taruc, may-ari ng Jan Pau convenience store at Cash Agad partner agent sa San Simon, Pampanga, malaking tulong sa negosyo niya at sa komunidad niya ang Cash Agad.

Malaking convenience para sa mga tao yung dito na lang sila sa tindahan magwi-withdraw ng cash. Hindi na nila kailangan magbiyahe ng malayo. Lalo na noong lockdown ang hirap kumuha ng sasakyan. Bukod dito, dumami rin ang customer sa tindahan ko.

Ayon naman sa isa pang Cash Agad partner agent, si Roselyn Abela ng Pitogo, Bohol, maraming natakot lumabas ng lugar nila noong nagkaroon ng community quarantine dahil nabalitaan nilang may mga Covid positive doon sa bayan kung saan sila pumupunta para mag-bangko at mag-ATM.

Ang bayan na ito ay napakalayo sa Pitogo. Sasakay pa ng habal-habal tapos tatawid ng dagat gamit ang lantsa sa kabilang isla. Tapos habal-habal na naman. Aabutin ng kalahati hanggang isang araw para lang makapag-bangko o ATM. At mga limandaang piso ang gastos sa pamasahe kung balikan.

"Kaya noong nagkaroon ng quarantine, nagpasalamat ang mga tao sa lugar namin dahil may Cash Agad ako sa tindahan ko. Dito na sila nagwiwithdraw. Tapos, dito na rin sila bumibili ng mga kailangan nila pagkatapos mag-withdraw kaya nadadagdagan ang kita ko," sabi ni Roselyn.


Financial Inclusion: Ayon kay Jim Nasol, Head of Agency Banking (Cash Agad) ng BDO, ang pagkakaroon ng mga Cash Agad partner agents sa mga liblib na lugar ay matagal nang plano ng bangko. Ito ay dahil sa pagnanais nito na mapalaganap ang pag-unlad sa mga kanayunan sa buong Pilipinas.

Maraming mga Pilipino ang masipag, matalino, mapagsumikap, at nangagarap na mapabuti ang kanilang kabuhayan. Kaya lang, napipigilan sila ng kawalan ng access sa cash at kapital. Marami ang mga Pilipinong nahihirapan pagkasyahin ang pera dahil dun pa lang sa pagkuha ng cash, mahabang oras at malaking gastos ang kailangan.

Ang mga Cash Agad partner agents natin ang nagiging daan para mapalaganap ang financial inclusion, o yung mapalawak ang sakop ng mga serbisyong pinansyal. Nakikita natin sa mga lugar tulad ng Pitogo na malaki ang nagagawa ng financial inclusion para mabigyan ng magandang buhay ang mga Pilipino sa malalayong komunidad," paliwanag niya. 

Dagdag pa ni Arnold Katipunan, Head of Sales  Cash Agad from BDO, lalong mahalaga ang financial inclusion at access sa cash ngayong panahon ng pandemic, kung kailan maraming mga tao at negosyo ang kailangang bumangon mula sa epekto ng krisis sa kalusugan at ekonomiya.

Patuloy pa rin ang pagdami ng mga Cash Agad partner agents sa bansa. Para sa karagdagang impormasyon tungkol sa Cash Agad, puntahan ang BDO website  o kaya ay magpadala ng email sa   

#CashAgad #BDOCashAgad

Aug 20, 2020

The new Jollibee App makes ordering your favorites faster and more convenient!


Jollibee takes its delivery service another step further as it introduces the all-new Jollibee App. Giving Filipinos more convenient and faster ways to order, the country’s number one fast-food chain scales up its services across digital platforms, catering to more customers as they bring them their Jollibee favorites in the safety of their homes.

The new Jollibee App makes ordering your favorites faster and more convenient!

Featuring a user-friendly design and interface, the Jollibee App allows users to experience the joy and comfort of easily ordering their Jollibee favorites with just a few swipes from their mobile phones. Customers can download the app then create an account. They can save their addresses to make future deliveries faster and more convenient, and get notified of the exciting new offers from Jollibee. Heightening the experience, the Jollibee App also features a store locator so users can conveniently find the Jollibee outlet nearest them. On top of this, customers can also schedule their deliveries and enjoy exclusive deals with the promo coupons available in the app.

The Jollibee App also features the restaurant’s full menu, so everyone can order all their favorites in one convenient mobile app! They can enjoy the classic Jollibee Chickenjoy, Jolly Spaghetti, and Yumburger. If they’re in the mood for more, they can also opt for the Super Meals and get a taste of everything they love at Jollibee.

Users can as well choose from multiple payment options. They can pay in cash upon delivery or do online payments via PesoPay portal. Senior Citizens and PWDs can also avail their regular discounts when they order online through the Jollibee App.

“With Jollibee as a market leader in the QSR (quick service restaurant) industry, we are always exploring different solutions to suit the demands of an ever-evolving market. Now that technology plays a huge part in our lives, we’re making our services available across online channels to create a more joyful and convenient customer experience for Filipinos,” said Francis E. Flores, Jollibee Global Brand CMO and JFC Philippines Country Business Group and concurrent PH Marketing Head.

Aside from the mobile app, people can also take joy in this online experience as they order their favorites from Jollibee’s new and enhanced delivery website,

Download the new Jollibee App on Android and iOS.