Friday, April 12, 2019

From the makers of Whiskas and Pedigree, Mars Petcare and Shopee launch Temptations cat treats in the Philippines

Mars Petcare has known for its global provider of quality pet care products like Whiskas and Pedigree together with Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan have launched Temptations in the Philippines. Filipinos can now purchase the new cat treat brand exclusively on Shopee.

Our lovely cats have something to feast this time with the New Temptations that they will surely enjoy and very difficult to resist because of the palatable taste of Tasty Chicken, Tempting Tuna, and Savoury Salmon Flavour. It's been proven and tested even myself I have fed this to our cats. You won't believe me, she can finish the whole 85-gram pack in one meal that's how yummy these new temptations.

Order now for its exclusively available only in Shopee for a limited time only! So don't miss this chance to treat our adorable cats.

"We are happy to give those moments to cat owners more conveniently thanks to our partnership with Shopee. We know we have found a good partner in Shopee for providing Filipinos quality pet care and pet nutrition products. We see Temptations™ as the perfect fit for cat owners. We believe that the treats spark fun and entertaining moments between cats and their owners." said Phua Fui Ching, Mars Petcare Southeast Asia Pet Nutrition D-Commerce Director.

"We are excited to be partnering with one of the world’s leaders in pet care so that we can better cater to the needs of all Filipinos, especially cat lovers. We look forward to more collaborations with Mars Petcare that will benefit not just cat owners and pet owners but also the animals they love. We are very excited to be partnering Mars Petcare, a global name known for pet care products that are household names around the world, for the launch of their new cat treat brand, Temptations."  said Ruoshan Tao, Head of Marketing, Shopee Philippines .

TEMPTATIONS™ is available in three irresistible flavors with exclusive discounts on Shopee:
●TEMPTATIONS™ Tasty Chicken Flavour 85gm
●TEMPTATIONS™ Tempting Tuna Flavour 85gm
●TEMPTATIONS™ Savoury Salmon Flavour 85gm

Visit the Pedigree official store at 
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.

Shopee, a Sea company, was first launched in Singapore in 2015, and has since expanded its reach to Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Sea is a leader in digital entertainment, e-commerce and digital financial services across Greater Southeast Asia. Sea's mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology, and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol SE.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Get a Chance to Win a Maldives Getaway with SM and Visa!

The warm, luminous cyan-blue waters and schools of brightly colored corals and tropical sea creatures await you in a glamorous getaway to the Maldives.

Making the season hotter, shoppers can instantly win a reward along with their raffle entry when they present a single receipt worth a minimum of P5,000 using straight payments. Simply shop or dine in any of the participating SM mall and pay with your Visa credit, debit, or prepaid card to receive a raffle entry. You can double your raffle entries when you tap to pay with Visa. 

This summer, shoppers and fun- seekers alike can indulge in dining treats and shop for summer must-haves at SM using their Visa card for a chance to win a trip for two to the Maldives! In for a luxurious summer getaway? Look no further!

An amazing opportunity to fly to the Indian Ocean paradise, this promo will from April 1 to June 30 in participating SM malls across the country – SM Aura Premier, SM Southmall, SMMegamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM City North EDSA, The Podium, SM Seaside City Cebu, and SM Lanang Premier.

Five lucky couples will be chosen to take the summer holiday of a lifetime, with a round trip flight and a 3-night accommodation in a Premier Sea View Room with a balcony at Velana Blu Maafushi. Aside from enjoying the pristine white-sand banks, the vacation will include adventures such snorkeling with turtles, dolphin-watching, night-fishing, an unlimited canoe ride, and a day to capture photos and videos of your adventure during your stay.

Don’t forget that this promo will run from April 1 to June 30. Follow #SMVisaSummer to learn more!

Kai Sotto, 7-foot-2 basketball prodigy Kai Sotto receives a Philippine flag from officials of #MagingMagiting campaign partners, Bounty Agro Ventures Inc.

Kai Sotto send-off. Chooks-to-Go brand ambassador and 7-foot-2 basketball prodigy Kai Sotto receives a Philippine flag from officials of #MagingMagiting campaign partners, Bounty Agro Ventures Inc. (BAVI) and Ayala Foundation Inc. (AFI) during a send-off ceremony for the 16-year-old center who will spend the next two years in the United States to continue training towards his dream of becoming the first Filipino to play in the NBA. Bidding him good luck in his quest are BAVI president and general manager Ronald Mascariñas (2nd from right) and AFI president Ruel Maranan (3rd from left). Joining them are AFI corporate communications senior director Celerina Rosales-Amores and Kai’s father, Ervin Sotto.

Power Mac Center kicks off ‘Shape Up This Summer’ series Month-long celebration of health and fitness, open to the public

MAXIMIZE PERFORMANCE. PBA players LA Tenorio and Scottie Thompson, and celebrity fitness junkie Sarah Carlos lead the second session dubbed as “Maximize Performance” of Power Mac Center’s “Shape Up This Summer” series. Joining them are speakers from PMC lifestyle partners LifeScience and Anytime Fitness, with the Power Mac Center Authorized Global Training Provider.

REDISCOVER WELLNESS. Ron Habla demonstrates simple yoga positions to the audience. Ron has rendered more than 1000 hours of yoga training under world-renowned teachers. He also currently teaches alignment-based flow yoga at the Urban Ashram studio.

REDISCOVER WELLNESS. PMC lifestyle partners Madelene Calalo, RND, Apple Certified Trainer Kriszette Oyardo, and yoga teacher Ron Habla give enlightening talks about proper nutrition methods, the new Apple WatchOS basics, and the benefits of yoga to attendees.

REDISCOVER WELLNESS. Power Mac Center fitness ambassadors Mari Jasmine, Maureen Schrijvers, and Alexander Diaz share their personal fitness lifestyles at “Rediscover Wellness” ─ the first session of Power Mac Center’s “Shape Up This Summer” series. Mari, who is a host, business owner, and online influencer, maintains a website that serves as an outlet for her passion for health where she posts plant-based recipes and wellness articles. Maureen, whose passions are running and modeling, shares her experiences as an athlete and member of the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association. Alex, meanwhile, is also an Indoor Cycling instructor aside from being a TV and online personality.

Rediscover Wellness motivated audiences to embark on a physical lifestyle and dive deeper into their fitness journeys. Present in the event were celebrity fitness ambassadors Alexander Diaz, Mari Jasmine, and Maureen Schrijvers, who shared professional advice and techniques in achieving their own body goals, as well as personal experiences in rediscovering wellness. 
Also weighing in on the discussion were PMC lifestyle partners including Apple Certified Trainer Kriszette Oyardo, nutrition specialist Madelene Calalo, and yoga instructor Ron Habla, who talked about Apple’s fitness tech products, proper nutrition methods, and yoga workout routines.
“The road toward physical fitness is a tough one, but through our ‘Shape Up This Summer’ series, we at Power Mac Center wish to inspire everyone to take on new healthy habits and routines and ultimately live a healthier lifestyle. You can always count on us to bring the latest smart devices that make any fitness journey lighter,” said Power Mac Center Director of Product Management and Marketing Joey Alvarez.

Take a step closer to your ideal body this summer with Power Mac Center as the premier Apple partner takes the lead in promoting a tech-assisted healthy lifestyle. Kicking off its “Shape Up This Summer” series was a health and fitness talk dubbed as Rediscover Wellness held at Power Mac Center TriNoma.

As a Premium Apple Reseller, Power Mac Center carries various Apple products that help boost any fitness journey. With apps that help keep track of activity, mindfulness, nutrition, and even sleep, it is now easier to follow through on fitness goals with the help of smart devices like the Apple Watch series and iPhone series, and accessories like the AirPods, available at Power Mac Center.

Month-long celebration of health and fitness

Running on all weekends of March, the “Shape Up This Summer” series continuously features fitness ambassadors and PMC lifestyle partners who aim to inspire through spreading personal tips and stories on achieving their fitness goals this summer. 

Following Rediscover Wellness was another health and fitness talk called Maximize Performance featuring PBA players LA Tenorio and Scottie Thompson and celebrity Sarah Carlos. It was held at Power Mac Center Greenbelt last March 16.

Upcoming events include Enhance Mobility, a training session on March 24 at the Saddle Row, Power Plant Mall and Build Strength and Power, another training session on March 30 at Anytime Fitness in Banawe, Quezon City. The events are all open to the public. 

To join, register at <>. Lucky participants will win Power Mac Center gift certificates, coupons, and fitness products from PMC lifestyle brand partners.
The “Shape Up This Summer” series is part of Power Mac Center’s ongoing healthy lifestyle campaign #NoExcuses. The campaign was made possible by brand partners Adam Elements, OtterBox, SOUL, Anytime Fitness, Saddle Row, LifeScience, Urban Ashram, and Isabel’s Dewy Morning Greens. Find more about PMC’s healthy lifestyle advocacy by visiting the website or following its Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts.

About Power Mac Center
Power Mac Center is a recognized Apple Premium Reseller, Authorized Education Reseller, Apple Authorized Training Provider, and Apple Authorized Service Provider in the Philippines. Power Mac Center has become a reliable retail shop and service provider of Apple products to the Filipino consumer.

The company has grown to 44 branches nationwide, with stores located in Greenbelt 3, Glorietta 5, The Annex at SM City North EDSA, SM City Fairview, TriNoma, Robinsons Magnolia,  SM Megamall, The Podium, SM Mall of Asia, SM Aura Premier, Festival Supermall, Cash and Carry Mall, Abreeza Mall, SM Lanang Premier, SM City Marikina, Power Plant Mall, SM City BF Parañaque, Harbor Point, SM City Southmall, SM City Pampanga, SM City Bacoor, SM City Lipa, SM City Santa Rosa, SM City Batangas, SM City Dasmariñas, Circuit Makati, Vista Mall Sta. Rosa, SM East Ortigas,  KCC Mall de Zamboanga, Vista Mall Bataan, SM City San Pablo, SM City Trece Martires, Robinsons Galleria Cebu, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, Ayala Malls Vertis North, SM City Urdaneta Central, SM City Clark, SM City Puerto Princesa, SM City Telabastagan, SM CDO Downtown Premier, SM City Legazpi, Fora Tagaytay, Festive Walk Mall Iloilo, and Robinsons Place Butuan.

Visit a Power Mac Center store near you and find more online: Facebook Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube

Hap Chan Shabu Shabu Now Open at Robinsons Galleria

April 10, 2019 OrtigasAuthentic Hong Kong Teahouse "Hap Chan" opens its 2nd branch with Shabu Shabu and it's 107th Store all over the Philippines. The opening of it's newest store is just perfect for the occasion of Graduation Day with a special treat promo for graduates. Enjoy Eat all you can Unlimited Buffet for only 399.00 Pesos per head and 599.00 Pesos Unlimited Buffet + Shabu Shabu per head without service charge.

Holy week is coming and most Catholics that observe this Lenten season follows the old tradition fasting from all kinds of meats but instead replace it with seafood and non-meat products. This is why Hap Chan Shabu Shabu is the best place to dine that offers a wide selection of seafood cuisine and of course the Shabu Shabu.

Although it's a restaurant with Shabu Shabu and offers an unlimited buffet, don't worry because they offer budget meal also that everyone can enjoy too. Compared to other Hap Chan restaurant without Shabu Shabu, they can easily get the food they want here without waiting for a couple of minutes before your order serve.

How to Best enjoy the Shabu Shabu? On your table look for the instructions on how to cook the your own Shabu Shabu with different cooking time.

Follow the simple steps to best enjoy your Shabu Shabu by its own different cooking time.

Warning!!! Just eat what you can only to avoid additional charges.

Hap Chan Teahouse is a showcase of the superior food quality and friendly neighborhood service of the authentic Hong Kong Tea house. Starting out in 1997 as a small tea house in Manila, and serving only the Filipino-Chinese favorites: Mami, congee and dim sum. It began franchising its restaurant chain in 1999 through Hap Chan Trading and Management Corporation and has slowly grown its menu. A popular stop for dinner fare, the Hap Chan Dakota branch counts among its customer, standing in queue: senators, judges and various official holding offices nearby.

Since its inception in 1997, Hap Chan Teahouse has slowly grown its menu and established fifteen (15) stores by the year 2009. On September 2009, a new group of entrepreneurs joined the management to improve its commissary and restaurant operations by introducing new methods to ensure Hap Chan restaurants remain in the forefront of its kind in the foodservice industry. The company started its aggressive expansion in 2010, from fifteen, it continuously grows its business as far as Gen San and Tuguegarao. To date, there are eighty (80) above branches nationwide.

Come and visit Hap Chan Shabu Shabu at 1st Level Robinsons Galleria or visit for more details.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Ortigas Malls lines up exciting array of summer activities

MANILA, Philippines - April 2, 2019 - It’s going to be a fun-filled summer in the city as Ortigas Malls lines up an exciting array of activities to delight shoppers of all ages and interests. Whether you’re in search of a new hobby or are just raring to make good use of your free time, you’re sure to find something to enjoy at all Ortigas Malls.

Summer Takeover at Estancia

Fun-loving kids would especially love Estancia’s Summer Takeover activities which will run throughout April, all designed to let kids discover and hone their special talents. Choose from singing lessons (April 11 & 12), hip-hop dance lessons (April 15-16), modeling lessons (April 22, 24 & 26), and an arts and crafts workshop (May 3). A culminating event on May 4 will allow kids to show off their works which will be on display at the Bridgeway.

Estancia has also prepared activities for teens, who can look forward to an Instagrammable Photo Styling session (April 13) and Succulent in Pot Decorating (April 27).

Easter is extra spectacular at Estancia as it holds an Easter Safari Eggventure that families with kids of all ages will definitely enjoy. The adventure will include musical performances inspired by the Lion King, lots of games, a magician’s show, and an easter egg safari hunt all happening on April 21.

Get Creative at Tiendesitas

If you want to express your thoughts artistically, you’ll love the Collab-a-Doodle Wall at Tiendesitas, where you can doodle to your heart’s content on a giant wall and even meet some artists. There will be a Collab-a-Doodle wall on Easter on  April 13 to 14.

More kid-friendly activities await at the Tiendesitas Kids Summer Camp. For the aspiring young artists, there will be Little Mr. & Ms. Tiendesitas 2019, dance, acting and modeling workshops, and outreach program where kids can leand meet new friends on all weekends of April. 

Easter is extra special at Tiendesitas, with lots of games and an easter-egg hunt that promises lots of fun. There will also be a summer camp on educational activities (April 24), pre-production and modeling (April 26), and a parade (April 27).

Stay Fit at Industria

Enjoy countless summer adventures at Industria’s weekend Zumba workouts with Ninja Academy throughout the month of April. For health and wellness buffs, there will be a Green Market on May 4, 11, 18 and 25 that will offer a wide array of organic produce and healthy food stuff. 

Celebrate Easter on April 21 with an Easter Cookie Decorating session that your kids will surely love. You can also have a blast with friends at Industria’s Bob Marley Summer Kick Off party on May 4 that will feature the best local bands in the country.

Don’t let your summer go to waste. At Ortigas Malls, you’ll never run out of options to make summer fun for you and your family and friends. For more information, please visit

Billie Adelman, appointed as Executive Director of In Touch Community Services, Philippines

In Touch has been serving the community since 1980 with its Crisis Line, direct counseling, workshops and Employee Well-being Programs, with the primary mission of enabling individuals to have healthy coping mechanisms and realize their potential. Ms. Adelman’s partnership with In Touch started in 2002 as a Crisis Line volunteer and in recent years, she supported the transformation of the organization and joined the Board of Directors, ultimately taking on the responsibility as Treasurer. Additionally, her values and volunteerism have been evidenced by her participation in community-based activities with several charities such as Operation Smile, UNICEF and Habitat for Humanity. 

In Touch Community Services, a non- profit organization and leading provider of mental health services in the Philippines, has appointed Ms. Billie Adelman, a 20-year Citigroup veteran as its Executive Director.  

“Billie’s corporate career with international organizations such as IBM and Citibank, has enabled her to develop a diverse set of culturally adaptive leadership skills and functional knowledge, such as finance, marketing and IT,” said In Touch Chairperson Camilla Brooks. “Her appointment as Executive Director is timely and strategic as In Touch, supports the goal of mental wellness for all in alignment with the Philippines Mental Health Act, and continues to seek ways to support those in need with timely, affordable, high-quality, and culturally appropriate mental health care.” 

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Behavior Change Strategies + Social Support: A Scientific Approach to Weight Management

By: David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.S.N. – Chairman, Herbalife Nutrition Institute

Breaking bad nutrition and fitness habits can be complicated. Through constant repetition, they become part of our lives. Furthermore, when you add pleasure to those unhealthy habits –like how good pizza tastes– the pleasure centers of the brain will create the craving to repeat that stimulus.

Following a brief, scientifically referenced discussion of the widely accepted psychological principles of behavior change, several published studies from third-parties and independent from Herbalife Nutrition underpin social support in weight management. These studies were held over varying time periods and with various groups but all suggest that when it comes to weight management, the combination of two approaches is most likely to work for substituting bad habits with healthy ones: behavior change strategies reinforced by social support.

Habits are, essentially, patterns of behavior, so by tackling a pattern, you are working on breaking the habit itself. Scientific literature stresses three specific behavior modifications techniques that work when trying to manage weight:
1. Self-monitoring
It’s not about accuracy, but about being aware of what you eat and how much you exercise. Research has consistently demonstrated that self-monitoring is associated with improved treatment outcomes, and patients report that it is one of the most helpful tools in weight management.

2. Stimulus control
Identifying and modifying cues associated with overeating and inactivity can make it easier to maintain healthy habits. Controlling cues associated with overeating or a sedentary lifestyle can be helpful for long-term weight maintenance because exposure to these triggers may cause weight regain.

3. Stress management
Stress is a primary trigger for overeating, Deep breathing, muscle relaxation and meditation are proven stress reduction techniques and can reduce distraction from stressful events which can interfere with the adoption and maintenance of new behaviors.

Social support can make a difference when trying to lead a healthier and happier life. We know that good habits are tough to establish, so having a community around you for support, guidance and encouragement can be critical.

Several independent studies show that higher levels of social support are associated with greater success in achieving and maintaining weight loss. A key finding is that groups do not need to be primarily oriented toward weight management. Peer support can help people to become more self-accepting, develop interpersonal skills or new ways to manage stressful situations, all of which, in turn, might help with weight management objectives as a secondary positive consequence.

It’s also important to note that nowadays, social support comes in different shapes and sizes. It can be exercising with a friend, joining a supervised attendance program, engaging on weekly e-mails with tailored feedback and lessons, or even posting regularly on social media. High online activity, positive votes or likes received per post and engagement in discussions that might provide social support are associated with greater weight loss.

While more research is needed in this area, these initial findings are promising. Whatever the motivation to be in better shape may be, engaging in a weight management journey entails many positive outcomes, such as having more energy to be with your loved ones, better overall health and getting to know like-minded people. That is why this important decision should be undertaken with discipline, joy and any tool for behavior change that can be helpful. Remember: no effort is too small or dismissible.

About Herbalife Nutrition Foundation
Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) is a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation devoted to providing good nutrition and nutrition education to help make the world healthier and happier. HNF currently supports over 130 programs worldwide, promoting children’s healthy growth and development, helping ensure children are provided with good nutrition for a brighter future. In addition to helping children, the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation supports organizations focused on general wellness of communities, such as the American Cancer Society, Save The Children and the American Red Cross. For more information about HNF, and how you can support our programs, visit
About Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.
Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier.  The Company has been on a mission for nutrition - changing people's lives with great nutrition products and programs - since 1980. Together with our Herbalife Nutrition independent members, we are committed to providing solutions to global trends of poor nutrition and obesity, a population that wants to age in a healthier manner, skyrocketing public healthcare costs as well as providing an opportunity to meet the needs of the rising number of entrepreneurs. Herbalife Nutrition offers high quality, science-backed products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Nutrition independent member, and a supportive community approach that inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle. The Company’s direct sales model provides individuals with an entrepreneurial business opportunity to be their own boss and work either full or part-time.
Herbalife Nutrition’s targeted nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through its independent members in more than 90 countries.
Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF) and its more than 130 community-based Casa Herbalife Nutrition programs around the globe that help bring good nutrition to children.  The Company and HNF also provide aide to organizations focused on the general wellness of communities such as the American Cancer Society, Save The Children and the American Red Cross.
Herbalife Nutrition is also proud to sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe.

Herbalife Nutrition has approximately 8,300 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of approximately US$4.4 billion in 2017. To learn more, visit or

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Debit for points: What you need to know about CEB GetGo Debit Card

With CEB GetGo Debit Card, you and your barkada can go on an exciting adventure and create new travel memories.  

Apply for your own CEB GetGo Debit Card and enjoy great rewards when you use it for dining, buying groceries, and shopping. 

Everyday purchases become more rewarding with points to fly for free with the CEB GetGo Debit Card. 

Debit cards are becoming an essential for every kind of lifestyle. It provides convenience for the busy and always on-the-go millennial who wants to have a little bit of everything instantly. And because most debit cards now offer cashless transactions with one swipe, many Filipinos can enjoy the things they want anytime. 

From GetGo’s large fleet of cards powered by VISA and UnionBank, the CEB GetGo Debit Card is the first and only debit card that rewards you with points to fly for free with Cebu Pacific. It is the most exciting debit card as it easily earns GetGo points for everyday activities such as dining in restaurants, buying groceries, watching movies, filling up at the station, and even shopping from your favorite brands in the malls and online! 

More than the free Cebu Pacific flights, here are other features which you can enjoy with your CEB GetGo Debit Card: 

Be the first to book seats to your dream destination 
CEB GetGo Debit cardholders have the amazing privilege to receive early alerts to the airline’s seat sales and promos throughout the year. Members can also choose to redeem flights with their GetGo points or pay using their debit card, earning more points to fly for free faster! 

Enjoy discounted GetGo flights 
On top of the year-round surprise seat sales and promotions, GetGo members can also enjoy discounts when booking flights. Whether you’re booking for that much-awaited summer trip or planning early for holiday vacation, you can redeem Cebu Pacific flights with 10% discount on GetGo points via the website or the mobile app. 

Instant GetGo points for every kind of transaction 
Members with CEB GetGo Debit Cards can get their rewards faster as every online or in-store POS transaction merits automatic transfer of points to their GetGo accounts. So whenever you’re completing an online purchase, enjoying shopping sprees, or booking for hotels and flights, you will receive points to fly when you use your debit card. Every P100 spend automatically credits 1 GetGo point to your account – giving you more points to redeem exclusive promos or hop on to a free flight! 

GetGo members who don’t have their own CEB GetGo Debit Card yet can apply via and simply fill out the online application form. After completing the application form, you will receive a reference ID number via email which must be presented when picking up your debit card at any UnionBank branch nationwide. 

For more information on memberships and partners, visit Never miss out on exclusive member offers and the latest news on partner promos by subscribing to GetGo email alerts. Just log in to your account, go to ‘Profile’, select ‘Preferences’, click ‘My Settings’, and choose ‘Count Me In’. You can also like and follow GetGoPH’s official pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

From the makers of Whiskas and Pedigree, Mars Petcare and Shopee launch Temptations cat treats in the Philippines

Mars Petcare has known for its global provider of quality pet care products like Whiskas and Pedigree together with Shopee, the leading ...