Thursday, November 28, 2019


Two leading Filipino brands, Petron and Jollibee, have partnered to make journeys more rewarding with their ‘Drive For Joy’ promo. Running from November 15, 2019 to January 31, 2020, the promo is offered at more than 300 Jollibee drive thru stores and more than 700 Petron service stations nationwide. 

At participating Petron stations nationwide, for a minimum Php 200 single receipt purchase of any Petron fuel—Xtra Advance, XCS, Blaze 100 Euro 6, Diesel Max, and Turbo Diesel—or any Petron Engine Oil, the customer will receive a coupon that can be used to redeem the following at participating Jollibee branches: (a) Free Regular Jollibee Crispy Fries; (b) Free G0 Large Iced Tea;  or (c) Php 20 discount on all Petron Engine Oils.

Meanwhile, at participating Jollibee drive-thru stores, a minimum Php 150 single receipt purchase will entitle the customer to a coupon with the following redemption options: (a) Free Regular Jollibee Crispy Fries; (b) Free Go Large Iced Tea; (c) Php 30 discount on any Petron Fuel; or (d) Php 20 discount on all Petron Engine Oils. Just look for the promo streamer at participating outlets to enjoy Petron and Jollibee’s ‘Drive For Joy’ promo.

Thursday, November 7, 2019



With having one of the most recognizable and formidable singing voices in the Philippines, singer-songwriter BAMBOO MAÑALAC is like a well-oiled machine, all power and with no plans of slowing down just yet! The Prince of Philippine Rock is ready to ROCK it again in this BAMBOO: UNA MAS CEBU EDITION 2019 at the Waterfront Hotel & Casino Cebu City, on November 23, 2019, door opens at 6 pm. 

With his famous vocals, which combines a rock style with mellow approach, he is notably has energetic style in his LIVE PERFORMANCE! Breaking into the music scene in the 90s, Mañalac was part of the band, Rivermaya that churned out hit after hit, among them “Hinahanap Hanap Kita” and “Awit ng Kabataan.” He took a break from the industry then formed the band Bamboo in the early 2000s. Among their original hits were “Hallelujah” and “Noypi.” Bamboo then went solo and released his first album titled “No Water, No Moon.” In 2013, Mañalac was chosen as one of the coaches for ABS-CBN’s singing competition, “The Voice of the Philippines.” 

BAMBOO: UNA MAS CEBU EDITION 2019 is presented by Espicom Events, a startup live entertainment company with a combined individual that has extensive years of experiences, Espicom Events has an expert team dedicated to live entertainment planning and implementation. Set on stage by the Espicom Production, with the intended beneficiary of the Cebu-leg show which is Balay Silangan, a community-based reformation program that aims to rehabilitate surrendered drug personalities in the country – a program launched by PDEA last 2018, expect Cebu Waterfront to rock. 

Tickets now available at SM Tickets, Ticket world and at the lobby of Waterfront Cebu, prices are as follow: VIP = Php 2,800 Gold = 2,200 Silver = 1,800 Bronze = 1,100 General Patronage = 800.00 Balcony = 600.00.

Bamboo Mañalac is famous for his vocals, which combine a rock style with a mellow approach; he also has a notably energetic style in live performances. His musical and vocal talents as well as his band's polished sound have made him a rock icon in the Philippines.



Countdown to the finale of the Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale with live performances by top homegrown celebrities and the debut of Shopee’s latest Christmas jingle

MANILA, NOVEMBER 5 2019 - Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, will be holding its first-ever televised show, the 11.11 Big Christmas TV Special on November 10 at 10:30 PM, aired on GMA7 and Shopee Live. The star-studded show will feature performances by popular GMA stars, Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, and Heart Evangelista, in an exciting live countdown to the finale of the Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale on 11 November. In addition, it will also include the premiere of the latest Shopee’s jingle, exclusively composed by Jose Mari Chan for this year’s festive season. 

Martin Yu, Associate Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “Christmas is an important holiday for Filipinos, and we are thrilled to kickstart the celebrations in the biggest way possible with our very first televised Christmas concert, the Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas TV Special. With this, we hope to deepen engagement with our users by bringing them closer to their favorite stars and brands, and also to foster the festive spirit in the Philippines. We invite everyone to join in the excitement on 10 November as we count down together to our 11.11 Big Christmas Sale. ”   

Key highlights of the Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas TV Special

     Debut of Shopee’s latest Christmas jingle: Catch a live performance of the new Shopee Christmas jingle by Jose Mari Chan, which was exclusively composed for this year’s festive season.
     Star-studded show: Watch top celebrities such as Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, and Heart Evangelista perform all-time favorite Christmas songs. Also, enjoy special guest appearances by Gabbi Garcia, Lani Missalucha, Julie Anne San Jose and many more popular homegrown stars.
     Over ₱11 million worth of prizes, deals, and discounts including a house and lot: Stand a chance to win exciting prizes including a Rusi Mojo 200 motorcycle, Toyota Fortuner, and a house and lot from Avida by tuning in to 3 special Shopee Shake sessions during the program.
     Score amazing deals and vouchers: Enjoy amazing discounts of up to 70% from leading brands like Unilever, Pampers, Maybelline, Anker, and Perfetti van Melle during the show.


Exciting promotions, giveaways and  discounts on November 11

Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale will culminate on November 11 with exciting promotions including:

     All-day sitewide free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend.
     Up to 90% off deals: Score up to 90% off deals during the finale of Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale, such as the Xiaomi Redmi 7 and Redmi 7A. Consumers can also get the HUG 32” LED TV LT32, and the Rapoo V600 Gamepad XB360; both available at only ₱11.
     12-hour non-stop live stream: Look forward to non-stop challenges and vouchers during the exclusive 12-hour Shopee Live session from 12 noon to 12 midnight, and watch out for five iPhone 11 giveaways.
     Exciting giveaways via Shopee Shake and Shopee Catch: Stand a chance to win from a pool of 2 million Shopee coins and an iPhone 11 by playing Shopee Shake. Shopee will also be upsizing its latest Shopee Catch, with a total of 6 game sessions and a 1 million coin pool to be won.
     Exclusive deals from leading brands: Shop exclusive deals from leading brands such as Pampers, Silverworks, Bosch, Unilever, Maybelline, Olay, Pantene, Globe, Anker, Safeguard, Watsons, and Huawei.
     Special promotions from industry players: Get an additional 12% off when checking out with a Metrobank card. Also, enjoy two months’ worth of load for free when buying Cignal Ultimate Prepaid HD at only ₱2,290 during the sale.

Find out more about Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale at https://www.shopee.ph/1111.

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

About Shopee
 
Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It is a platform tailored for the region, providing customers with an easy, secure and fast online shopping experience through strong payment and logistical support. Shopee aims to continually enhance its platform and become the region’s e-commerce destination of choice.
 
Shopee has a wide selection of product categories ranging from consumer electronics to home & living, health & beauty, baby & toys, fashion and fitness equipment.

During the formal opening of the 2019 National Arts and Crafts Fair. (L-R): Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) deputy executive director Annray Rivera; HABI Philippine Textile Council founder and chairperson Maribel Ongpin; DTI-Trade Promotions Group undersecretary Abdulgani Macatoman; DTI-Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion director Marievic Bonoan: and When in Manila chief operations officer and NACF event ambassador Sky Gavin.

Tagged as the “Philippine Artisans Show,” the 2019 National Arts and Crafts Fair (NACF) was held from October 24 to 27 at the Megatrade Halls of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. The four-day event lived up to its objective to promote our rich cultural traditions and national heritage, while at the same time expanding the market presence of MSMEs engaged in the creative industries.

This celebration of authentic Filipino artistry and ingenuity showcasing the best collection of high-quality indigenous materials, heritage crafts, and artistic mastery attracted close to 30,000 visitors, and garnered excellent reviews with 94% expressing satisfaction. Preliminary reports peg total sales at PhP 33.6-million. 

During the formal opening held last October 24, Undersecretary Abdulgani Macatoman of the Trade Promotions Group delivered the inspirational message. The keynote address of Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda was delivered by her representative Ms. Maribel Ongpin, Chairperson and Founder of HABI The Philippine Textile Council.

In addition to 269 exhibitors from all of the country’s 17 regions, there were special settings and pavilions by the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) featuring natural fibers and fabrics; the Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI) focusing on Philippine tropical fabrics; and the Philippine Forest Honey Network showcasing forest honey varieties from different parts of the country.

From the province of Antique, the thriving artisan communities and their traditional patadyong, hablon weaves, bariw handicrafts, and other specialties were highlighted with the participation of 27 exhibitors from all of the province’s 18 municipalities. A special section was also devoted to the Bangon Marawi initiative, with their brassware, gongs and bells, woodcraft and textile products. Selected beneficiaries of the DTI’s Shared Service Facilities (SSF) program were also among the exhibitors.

The ubiquitous KAPEtirya offered choice local coffee blends from the regions, with a selection of native delicacies. There was also the usual leathercrafts workshop manned by the differently-abled workers of Handcrafted by Harl’s, while Baybayin experts rendered text in the traditional Tagalog script, and craft artists conducted brush calligraphy and mixed media art workshops.

Following the formal opening on Thursday, October 24, there was a daily program of activities focusing on business talks on Friday, October 25; arts and crafts activities on Saturday, October 26; and the performing arts on Sunday, October 27. A special focus of the daily program were the cultural presentations and live demonstrations of the arts, crafts, and practices that are being transmitted by cultural masters to the next generation through community managed learning programs of the Schools of Living Traditions (SLT) under the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). 

The 2019 NACF was organized by the Department of Trade and Industry – Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (DTI-BDTP) headed by Director Marievic M. Bonoan in cooperation with the Regional Operations Group, with support from the Office of Deputy Speaker Legarda.



Just a few more days till the holidays and our favorite local fragrance brands Zen Zest and Scent Station are back with their best-selling holiday giftsets!

It has been a long-standing tradition, that Filipinos share love and joy among friends and families during the holiday season. As soon as the -ber months come rolling in, lists are created stating the perfect gift for each person.

However, last minute gift needs are something that cannot be avoided. Don’t worry, Zen Zest and Scent Station got you covered.

Over the years, both brands have provided quality and affordable gift sets which loved ones will surely be excited to receive. This year, nine different gifts sets are being released that consumers can choose from!

1) Sugar Rush in Box


Zen Zest’s cute and refreshing line of body spritz perfect of teens and teens at heart! You can purchase them at Php60.00 each. It’s affordability will even allow you to purchase the whole line to give a truly sweet sugar candy rush to your loved ones!


2) 2 in 1 Christmas Inspired Body Spray for Women


These Christmas Edition body sprays for women comes in 60ml bottles (Winter Apple & Sparkling Snowflake) that’ll surely make your loved ones feel the spirit of the holidays! It also comes in cute pink window box and retails at Php99.00 each set.

3) 2 in 1 Zen Zest Body Spray for Men


Packed in a 2 in 1 box is our own collection of men’s body spray. Perfect for men who are always on the go. Retails at Php99.00 per set too!

4) Body Wash with Loofa Set


A moisturizing and fresh smelling body wash that comes with a loofa and retail at Php99.00 per set!

5) 2 in 1 Christmas Body Spray for Women


If our 60ml body spray bottles are not enough, here’s one in a 75ml cute and classy bottle packaging. Also comes in 2 Christmas inspired scents, Snow Angel & Christmas Fairy and is still affordable at Php150.00 per set.

6) Aromatherapy Roll Ons in a box

Still haven’t found the perfect gift for the #TitasofManila? Zen Zest’s got you covered with their best- selling Aromatherapy Roll On in a classy box packaging. You can still choose from any of their best- selling scents: Energize, Uplift & Sleep. Each box is sold at Php150.00

7) Tea Tree Body Care Set

A cult favorite! Our best-selling Tea Tree duo in a box so cute, it doesn’t need wrapping! This best part? You can get this cute set for only Php199.00

8) Eau de Cologne (EDC) in a box



Take your friends back in memory lane when you give them one of Zen Zest’s best-selling EDC’s!
This line has truly been the go to fragrance of every college student! A perfect blend of freshness and light scent that would suit almost anyone and everyone! Grab one at Php120.00 each.

9) Scent Station 2-in-1 C-Series




The series has always been a crowd favorite because of the wide selection of scents and its sleek and compact packaging that fits in perfectly with your every bag. Grab a 2 in 1 giftset for only Php100.00!

BONUS: Scent Station Limited Edition for Him & for Her Eau de Toilettes in a box Scent Station will be selling these sleek and perfect for travel 20ml EDT’s in an awesome blue and pink box packaging. Perfect for gift giving and also very affordable at Php75.00 each. Start off the Christmas shopping game right! Head to the nearest Zen Zest and Scent Station store and find the perfect scent!


For a list of the branches near you, you can check out these links: Zen Zest Branches / Scent Station Branches. For more info, you can also follow them on their socials:

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/ZenZestAsia/
https://www.facebook.com/scentstationfragrances/
Instagram:
@ilovezenzest / @ilovescentstation

Tuesday, November 5, 2019


The rise of e-cigarettes and RELX Technology

The use of electronic cigarettes has surged worldwide over the past decade, with the global market valued at US$10.3B in 2018 and expected to grow at a CAGR of 24.9% from 2019 to 2025 per multiple reports. Though there are several major players in the vaping industry, most of them owned by tobacco companies, one recent independent entrant, RELX Technology – pronounced “relax” – has stood out from the competition.


Origins: Female entrepreneurship and concern for family and friends

Founded by ex-Uber China Head Kate Wang in January 2018, RELX Technology’s products have experienced tremendous success with adult smokers globally, catapulting it to the position of the leading closed-system e-cigarette brand in Asia. Motivated by her father’s lifelong struggle to quit cigarettes and the lack of suitable new generation products in the market, Wang took it upon herself to start a company that prioritizes innovation, safety, and product quality.

An independent e-cigarette brand that works ethically

With a mission to empower adult smokers through advanced technology and user- friendly design without sacrificing ethics, RELX Technology’s core business encompasses independent R&D, product design and development, and sales. From its inception, RELX Technology has conceptualized and put into effect its ‘Guardian Program’ - a company-wide initiative that stretches from product development to sales, ensuring that the company puts the necessary effort in preventing and discouraging the use of e-cigarettes by minors, whether this be through concerted efforts with retailers to step up on-site identification of purchasers, or launching facial-recognition vending machines in China that dispense products only to adults against their national ID cards.

Cutting-edge R&D that focuses on problems faced by adult smokers wishing to quit cigarettes

In an industry focused on top-line growth, RELX Technology has invested millions of dollars into building its own facilities and operates the first CNAS-certified lab owned by an independent vape brand. RELX Technology also holds more than 20 international patents on its groundbreaking innovations in e-cigarette technology, all geared towards improving safety, quality, and user experience that helps smokers quit cigarettes more efficiently. Its products such as the RELX Alpha and RELX include a haptic feedback feature called SmartPace, which vibrates to let users know when they should stop vaping and put down their devices. RELX Tech’s latest product, a smart e-cigarette called RELX i, connects to the companion smartphone app that features in-depth usage statistics and a child lock that prevents unauthorized use.

RELX Technology brings its advanced e-cigarette products to Philippines

RELX is now available in the Philippines through it’s physical stores and online partners such as Lazada and Shoppee. The RELX starter kits are available in the variants of Classic Black, Rose Gold. Space Gray, Navy Blue, Red, and Turquoise and just recently they have released the Celestial series, which features the stunning variants of Sunset Glow, Solar Eclipse, and Mystic Aurora. RELX also has a wide range of pod flavors such as Mango, Lemon Tea, Blueberry, Grapefruit, Ludou Ice, Fresh Cucumber, Mint, Classic Tobacco, Banana, Greentea, Peach Oolong, and Icy Slush. All RELX starter kits comes with 1 vape electronic cigarette, charger, and 1 pod priced at Php 1,599.00


Here's a list of the cool colors you can choose from: 







Check out relx.com.ph to check physical and online stores near you. Follow them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RELXPhilippines/) and Instagram (@relx.ph)