Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Gretchen Ho inspires young girls to dream big through World Vision’s 1,000 Girls campaign


Gretchen Ho is the official ambassador in the Philippines for World Vision’s campaign, “1,000 Girls”. This year’s theme is “#GirlsCan”. By focusing on issues faced by young girls today due to the on-going pandemic, the challenge is to respond to their most urgent needs to help realize their full potential and have a better future.


Gretchen’s support for this campaign is rooted on her belief that every girl has the capacity to be empowered and to overcome, but she also acknowledged the importance of support from family and friends. “It isn’t always easy to fight on your own. That’s why we need to provide them with support, guidance, resources and opportunities to be able to maximize their potential. Many girls are at a disadvantage because of their economic background or family set-ups. Sometimes, the only thing that a girl needs is a helping hand,” said Gretchen.

Through World Vision’s child sponsorship program, these young girls will have access to learning and development opportunities that are sustainable, community-driven, and long-term solutions.


Gretchen sees education as one of the best ways to equip the youth. “Through education, a world of opportunities opens up for a young girl. If that young girl is able to build her self-confidence through those opportunities, there is potential to become a leader,” explained Gretchen. “In today’s world, where there is so much injustice, inequality, hatred and discrimination, we need the strengths of a female to overcome. We need more female voices to be heard”.


World Vision partners with different stakeholders including the local community to build resilient families and create an enabling environment for the children. By allowing them to have access to education, nutritious food, and clean water, to enjoy quality health services, and to participate in spiritual nurture activities, these young girls are being empowered so they too can one day be agents of change.


“World Vision is excited to share with everyone an opportunity to help children meet their needs. The 1000 Girls campaign is one that highlights empowerment for education, health and protection. Your support will give hope to every child especially during this time,” said Rommel Fuerte, World Vision’s National Director.


“My message to all the young girls out there is — I believe you can make it. Don’t be afraid to dream big. Make the most out of what you have. If you have less in life, ask for help. If you have more in life, help others. There is room for success for everyone. Believe in yourself, be resourceful, be creative and you will conquer,” shared Gretchen.


To know how you can support “1,000 Girls” by sponsoring a girl today, visit You may also follow /worldvisionph on Facebook and @worldvisionphl on Instagram for updates.


About World Vision

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Why the right flour is important

There’s more than meets the eye to this kitchen essential

If you take a quick scroll through your online accounts, it would seem like everyone has decided to pick up the same hobby over the past few months – baking. Banana bread and focaccia are dominating feeds, people are swapping cookies with friends, donating treats, or simply using the kitchen as a way to mark time and relieve stress. 

But here’s something you don’t usually see: most drool-worthy baked goodies were made with flour. Virtually every baking recipe requires it, from breads to pastries. Most newbie or home bakers don’t really know a lot of the basics behind flour when in fact, the quality and type of flour can affect the outcome of your baked goods, from the texture and crew, to flavor.

You don’t need to be a flour expert to choose the right flour! For all of you new bakers, here’s a quick cheat sheet on what you need to know about flour: 

Gives your baked goods structure. The strength of flour is measured by the quality and amount of its gluten content. It’s what gives baked goods its structure and makes the dough elastic and firm, so it’s best to choose the best type for your recipe. All-purpose and whole wheat flours are made with harder wheat is higher in gluten and therefore good for breads and loaves. Meanwhile, cake flour is made with soft, finer wheat, and therefore good for delicate pastries like cakes and crepes. Different types also affect the texture and tastiness of bread. 

Ties it all together. Another key point of flour is its absorption ability (usually between 55% and 65%), which affects the consistency of your dough. That’s why it’s such a great baking ingredient—it holds together all that sugar, eggs, and milk, making for a nice, gooey mixture. Other than that, flour is also a binding and thickening agent, used for more than just baking. 

Is an all-rounder. You may have heard of the term “all-purpose flour.” This is flour with a mix of refined hard and soft wheat. This means that when you buy all-purpose flour, you can use it for almost any recipe out there. This makes it perfect for those starting out, or who want to try a variety of recipes! Most bakers would choose all-purpose flour to bake with, making it reliable choice for both beginner bakers and more seasoned ones.

Given all the quality standards and protocol that goes into selecting the wheat for flour, it’s important to choose a good brand for baking. Maya All-Purpose Flour has been a staple in Filipino homes for generations. With its high-quality gluten content and ideal absorption ability, it’s the easiest flour to go on your kitchen adventures with. Not only that, Maya All-Purpose Flour is also a good source of protein, plus, it’s fortified with vitamin A and iron, and enriched with vitamin B (riboflavin, niacin and thiamin), so you get more in every bite you bake. 

Just remember to store it well! Even though Maya’s All-Purpose Flour has a long and stable shelf life, it’s best to keep it in the freezer for 48 hours after you buy it. Then, transfer to an airtight container and store in a dry pantry away from direct sunlight. This way, your flour will last as long as a year, and you’ll be able to create more cool baked creations with it – for yourself, for the fam, and for the social feeds. 

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Get a Chance to Win a Health Plan and Foldable E-Bike in the Allianz eAZy Five Promo


What are your health aspirations for the next five years? Share them with Allianz PNB Life and you just might win an Allianz foldable e-bike and an Allianz eAZy Health Blue Plan in the Allianz eAZy Five Promo.


Allianz eAZy Health is the affordable and renewable 5-year insurance solution that helps you future-proof your health and live with peace of mind. It includes critical illness, life, accident, and disability benefits.


The grand winner of the eAZy Five promo will win a foldable E-Bike and enjoy the following coverage from the Allianz eAZy Health Blue Plan for 5 years:


• Enhanced Critical Illness Benefit: Php 500,000

• Accidental Benefit (Death, Disability and Dismemberment): Php 500,000

• Life Insurance Benefit: Php 150,000

• Health Bonus: Get 30% of premiums when healthy after 5 years


Four finalists, meanwhile, will receive an Allianz regular bike each.


Joining the contest is easy. All you have to do is submit two images or a collage of images of yourself this 2020. Include a caption on what your health goals are in the next five years and how you plan to achieve them. You can submit your entries by leaving a comment on the promo post in the Allianz Facebook: and Twitter: accounts. Your comment should include the official hashtags #eAZyHealtheAZyFive and #AllianzPNBLife.


The contest is open to all Filipino citizens between the ages of 18-30 who are currently residing in Metro Manila. You can submit as many entries as you want but you can only win once. Entries will be judged based on the creativity of the submitted photos and their accompanying captions.


The Allianz eAZy Five promo runs from September 4 to 29 only, so submit your entries now!


For the full promo mechanics, please visit the Allianz PNB Life Facebook page.


PHINLA: Empowering Waste Workers and Their Communities at the time of COVID-19

Chris Macas has been a waste collector since 2018. While he is proud of his contributions to the cleanliness of his community, he has been hoping for changes.

With only gloves to protect him, he would worry about his health and also his family's. There were days, he said, when he couldn't report for work for a week because he'd often get sick.

 The situation of Chris is not new in the Philippines. Although the country has several laws related to solid waste management, strict implementation remains a problem, causing adverse impact not just to the environment but also to waste workers' welfare.  A compliance audit on 178 local government units (LGUs) showed that from 2011-2017, 27.53% did not comply with regulations for segregation at source while 23.03% did not comply with regulations on segregated collection.


Recognizing these challenges and the vulnerability of waste workers like Chris, World Vision and Ecowaste Coalition, with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Global Development (BMZ) are implementing the PHINLA Project. PHINLA, coined from the name countries the project is being implemented in (the Philippines, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka) seeks to empower waste workers and communities affected by poor waste management by using waste as a resource to create meaningful employment and to earn income, while tackling health and environmental issues associated with waste management. 

In Barangay Cugman, Cagayan de Oro, Mindanao, where Chris comes from, one of the project's main initiatives, to date, involved organizing the waste workers association and training them to create a better collection system and MRF for the community.  People from the village, mostly volunteers who identify themselves as eco warriors, do daily house to house waste collection using the 17 pedicabs and 5 motorbikes that the PHINLA project provided. To further help them earn income in this phase of the project, the village created an incentives-based system depending on the weight of the recyclables collected to encourage the practice of proper waste segregation. 

On the next phase of the project, PHINLA will help the village establish the waste collectors’ association as a business enterprise, functioning and earning income on its own to provide salary for waste workers. 

A relief

Since the group of waste workers was officially organized on the first week of August 2020, Chris has seen significant changes.

The community used to collect garbage using just one garbage truck. It would take them at least 4-5 hours for collection alone. With 17 pedicabs, they can now collect simultaneously, saving them time and delivery to the MRF situated on top of the mountains is made easier with the use of the motorbikes.

"We are also frontliners. I can't even imagine the damage it would cost me and my family if I get the virus while doing my work because I did not have protective gears. I am extremely grateful to PHINLA for this support,” said Chris Macas, one of the recipients of the PHINLA project.

The PHINLA project through World Vision and Ecowaste Coalition continue its work, not only in CDO, but also in Quezon City and Davao, providing training and equipment necessary to help the community and its waste workers.  

“Through our Global Program that intends to develop livelihood opportunities for poverty affected population through a multi-sectoral established and monitored waste management system, we have already seen important achievements in all three countries of implementation from program inception in September 2019 till now. Still, more work needs to be done in ensuring its sustainability, including engaging more  and more vulnerable groups in income generating activities at Waste Collection/Recycling Centers, increasing awareness of general public in waste reduction/recycling/reuse matters and adherence of households to the different waste segregation practices and laws in the country," shares Giorgi Devidze, PHINLA Global Program Director. 

To know more about World Vision and its programs in the Philippines, you may visit

The PPEs are now a necessity for the safety of waste workers like Chris who collects and segregates waste to help keep communities clean.

Chris Macas, Waste Worker from Brgy Cugman, CDO, receiving PPE and motorcab from PHINLA Project through a turn over ceremony officiated by barangay officials. Photo courtesy of: Brgy. 

NOVUHAIR® Congratulates ADP Pharma


ADP Pharma Corporation is celebrating its 10th year anniversary. 

Milestones video:

The company established its position in the pharma industry through successful endeavors in all aspects of operations. Its ambition to give Filipinos with the best helped ADP cap off each year with new product developments and partnerships. 

ADP is a team of driven & passionate people, who keep themselves abreast with recent trends in the pharma industry, set with a major advantage in addressing current & future market needs in an era where value-creation for consumers is a must. 


Leading up to where they are now -- Ambition, Drive, and Passion are what makes them and these are what gave them a decade of rewarding their team as they reward the Filipinos with a wealth of health. 

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Ngayong Pasko, sama-sama tayo sa SM Supermalls


Christmas is here! And we all wish to celebrate it in a most special way possible. But there's no need to wait for things to be perfect, especially this trying times, pandemic. Though this year may have been filled with untoward events, we still have all the reason to level up your Christmas celebrations as you reconnect with your loved ones to celebrate life and holiday cheers.

As we usher in the holidays, SM Supermalls will continue to be a part of every family’s holiday celebrations as the country bounces back and enjoys the season’s merriments. No need to worry because health and social distancing measures are in place at SM to help ensure your and your loved ones’ safety.

Here are some things to look forward to as SM Supermalls kicks off the 100-day countdown to Christmas and launches its Christmas 2020 campaign: “Ngayong Pasko, sama-sama tayo sa SM Supermalls – everything’s here!

1.    Gift giving and sharing. Starting September 16, shoppers can look forward to SM’s weekly online catalogues of gift ideas. They can stay updated on the latest fashion and beauty items, toys, food, and more for their loved ones. There's no stopping you from finding the perfect gifts for your family and friends because SM will be offering tons of digital coupons, freebies, and discounts on select items and services.


2.    Food feasts. Whether you want to satisfy your cravings or bring home some comfort food for the family, SM has got you covered! Enjoy dining in with loved ones at SM with its festive and colorful dining areas inside the mall. You can also have a feast at home when you order takeaway and food delivery from participating SM tenants. This Christmas season, you can expect a lot of family bundles, promos, discounts, and other surprises!


3.    #Self-care. Taking care of yourself is key to surviving the pandemic so you can look forward to celebrating a wonderful Christmas with your family. Head over to SM and get all the essentials you need for yourself like face masks, vitamins and supplements, hygiene and beauty products, and a whole lot more! Why not wrap them up as care packages and give them as gifts too?


4.    Lifting the economy. Embody the spirit of giving during the Christmas season by lending a hand to small businesses that have been affected by the pandemic. Check out special gift items by MSMEs and support local at special SM Christmas markets. Not only do you get to see unique items that make perfect Christmas gifts, you also get to help local and small businesses.


5.    Prioritizing health. At SM, your safety is top priority. Even with the pandemic, you’ll still feel the joy of the season with SM, thanks to its online mall services. Get everything you need from the comfort of your home by hiring an SM Personal Shopper and get free delivery service for a minimum spend of P 5,000 starting September 16. For more gift ideas, sit back and watch live virtual shopping parties with your favorite brands on the SM Supermalls official Facebook page. Shoppers can also focus on having fun at the mall because SM strictly observes enhanced sanitation and hygiene efforts, as well as social distancing measures, temperature checks, face mask and shield requirements, and cashless payment options, among many others.


6.    Enjoy the SM experience. Families and friends can enjoy live performances, family-based online challenges, and in-mall connections stations so they can even talk with their loved ones abroad. Before you know it, SM malls will be all about holiday cheer with exciting, larger-than-life Christmas displays. You can visit SM malls and capture Christmas memories with your family and friends inside snow globes, augmented reality art, and Christmas characters soon.

Uplift your spirits and come together with your family and friends at SM for the holidays. For more on SM Supermalls’ holiday events and promos, visit and follow @smsupermalls on Facebook and Instagram.


Friday, September 11, 2020

Santé Barley : Help your immune system, overall well-being


The wet season is here! As much as we love the rain, so do the bacteria and viruses, which cause common colds and flu. While these microbes are present all-year-round, the wet and humid weather are perfect hosts for them to lurk even more.


While it is given that you need to be extra careful during heavy downpours, especially when you are pregnant, it also pays to take note of the other measures that can help you maintain a strong immune system, which acts as your body’s first line of defense against cold and flu viruses.


Generally, there is no cure to common colds and flu, that is why prevention is the best approach to ensure that you do not contract the viruses, which cause these illnesses.  


For Dr. Marissa Romero, an obstetrician and gynecologist, as well as a wellness expert, keeping a healthy lifestyle is key to ensuring a healthy immune system.


“We have some habits that we, especially women, need to change to ensure that our body, including our immune system, remains in its tiptop condition. And, while we are currently facing a global health crisis, it might also be the perfect time for a lifestyle change,” she added.


As an OB-GYN doctor, she recommends all her patients to follow the NEW START acronym: 


Nutrition. Proper nutrition plays an important role in keeping your immune system healthy. While eating a well-balanced diet is important, it also pays to try a plant-based diet.


A plant-based diet consists mostly or entirely of food derived from plants, such as vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, and minimal or no animal products. While it strikes as a vegetarian, it is not necessarily the case.


Romero noted that, if possible, eat your greens and fruits fresh, as if eating a garden salad. “By doing so, you can ensure that you take all the nutrients. Sometimes, nutrients are eliminated in the vegetables when you cook them, which means that you only get just small amounts, as well as the fiber,” she added.


Another way of ensuring that you get the nutrients from a plant-based diet is by consuming organic food supplements.


For instance, Santé, a leading provider of premier organic health and wellness products, has Santé Barley. As the company’s flagship product, Santé Barley, is organic pure barley grass that is certified by BioGro, New Zealand’s leading organic certification agency.


Barley grass has been a subject of interest in the scientific community due to the nutrients you can get from it. A study published in Czech J. Food Sci., barley grass contains significant amounts of proteins, dietary fibers, minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Among these nutrients are beta-glucans and Vitamin C, which both help maintain a healthy immune system.


“For my patients, especially those who are expectant mothers, I always recommend to them to take Santé Barley from the early trimester and even after they gave birth,” said Dr. Romero.


Another important nutrient that you can get from a plant-based diet is Vitamin C, an essential vitamin, which plays a big role in keeping the body away from illnesses, such as common colds and flu, which weaken the immune system.


Romero said that our body does not produce this Vitamin on its own. So, you should take it from other sources like citrus fruits and other vegetables. “The food that we eat, on the other hand, might not be enough to get the right amount of Vitamin C that is why we need to take supplements,” she added.


To help boost your immune system, Dr. Romero explained that you can consider doing a vitamin C flush or bowel tolerance test. This process delivers a high dosage of vitamin C to achieve tissue saturation, which in turn supports the immune system and rapid healing.


When choosing the right vitamin C, Dr. Romero said that it pays to consider the non-acidic one. Santé’s Daily C, for instance, is an excellent choice. Aside from being non-acidic, it also contains 568mg of sodium ascorbate. It is also a perfect partner for Santé Barley for better immunity.


Exercise. Keeping yourself active is also important. Dr. Romero noted that everyone is encouraged to exercise at least three to four times a week, regularly. But if you can do it every day, the better. For adults, daily exercise should be at least 30 minutes while an hour for kids. 


Water. Staying hydrated is also important for your health and wellbeing. Dr. Romero recommends drinking eight to nine glasses of clean water every day. “It should not be sugary drinks, such as soda and other juices,” she added. 


Sunlight. Regular sun exposure is the most natural way to get enough Vitamin D, which id good for the bone and in maintaining healthy blood levels. The perfect time to go outside for a 10 to 30-minute sun exposure per week is between 10 to 11 in the morning, says Dr. Romero. Your skin must be reddish to ensure that you get enough Vitamin D. Aside from this benefit, the sunlight is also a natural antibacterial or antiviral. 


Temper (or Emotions). Keeping your temper down also helps in your overall wellbeing. If you feel like you are always angry or any negative emotions, you need to take a moment to relax. 


If you feel stressed out, angry, anxious, or tired, a simple box breathing exercise can help you clear out your mind. This exercise involves simple steps. First, you need to let out all the air in your lungs and keep it empty for four seconds. And then, inhale slowly, leaving your lungs full, also for four counts. You may repeat doing it all over again until you feel relieved and relaxed.


Air. Another important aspect that you need to know is the quality of the air you breathe. Make sure that the air circulates the area where you live, especially now that most of us are still advised to stay at home as much as possible. 


Romero recommends having plants at home, which help remove toxins and purify the air you breathe. 


Rest. When you sleep, your body restores and repairs various functions--this is also the reason why you need to take a rest to help you fight common colds and flu. Every day, it is advised that you have at least eight to nine hours of sleep. 


When it is time for bed, Dr. Romero recommends that your bedroom is dark to help produce melatonin, a hormone primarily released by the pineal gland, which regulates the sleep-wake cycle.


Trust (Faith). Having a strong faith is also important to gain inner strength and peace, especially amid the current global health crisis. 


Dr. Marissa Romero is an OB-GYN doctor at the Elguira General Hospital in San Juan City, Pangasinan. She is also among the doctors, who trust the health benefits of Santé products, particularly the Santé Barley and Daily C.


To learn more about Santé, visit its website at

Hanabishi’s Environment-Friendly and Energy-Saving Chest Freezer


If you’re running a food business and looking for a sturdy chest freezer that can keep up with the demands of your day-to-day operations or simply thinking of stocking food to lessen visits to the market or grocery, Hanabishi has the product for you.


Its HCHINVF 20 is a 20-cubic feet chest freezer with an inverter, and can function both as a freezer and chiller. It has an adjustable thermostat, so you can keep your food and drinks fresh in the right temperature.


“Freezing is an essential science-backed way of keeping food fresh for a longer time. In other countries, stocking frozen food is a part of life, especially before the winter season begins. In tropical countries, where hot temperatures easily affect the freshness of food, it would be wise to consider having a freezer at home to save on food cost,” said Cherish Ong-Chua, Vice President for Finance and Marketing of Hanabishi Appliances.


The Hanabishi Chest Freezer also has a lock and key to keep your products safe. Best of all, it is environmental-friendly and energy-saving, two qualities that you should always consider when purchasing an appliance for your home or business.


“Products from Hanabishi are reliable and affordable companions of practical mothers in keeping their families safe and healthy. Moms should consider investing in household appliances that will make them even more efficient home keepers,” Ong-Chua added.


If you want to learn more about the Hanabishi Chest Freezer and Hanabishi’s other products, visit For updates and promos, follow Hanabishi on its social media accounts.



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Spanning more than three decades, Hanabishi has established its reputation as a provider of affordable yet quality home products that lasts, which paved the way for its tagline “Kapartner from Start to Forever.” Hanabishi Home Appliances are available at leading appliance stores nationwide. For more information about Hanabishi, please visit like them on Facebook:



Friday, September 4, 2020

World Vision Ambassadors Come in Full Force for the “One Voice for Children” Virtual Concert


World Vision’s Ambassadors and Advocates have gathered for one night to support the groundbreaking “One Voice for Children” virtual concert.

With over 23,000 views and more than 2,500 engagements, the “One Voice for Children” fundraising concert raised a total of Php 350,000.00 donation in a span of two hours.

The all-star concert line-up was led by World Vision Ambassadors Ogie Alcasid, Christian Bautista, Iñigo Pascual, Quest, Perkins Twins, and JJ Dolor as performers.  Regine Velasquez-Alcasid also had a special participation as a surprise guest performer. Hosted by Joyce Pring, the event was filled with messages of hope from World Vision Ambassadors and Advocates such as Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Tippy Dos Santos, Bianca Umali, Marc Nelson, Enzo Pineda, Gelli Victor, and Janina Vela.

World Vision’s “One Voice for Children”, is an inspirational concert that aims to support the child-focused organization’s most vulnerable children and their families and communities.

“Producing/Directing in the new normal is very challenging. Lots of trial and error and it really takes us out of our comfort zone. But knowing that this was for a great cause and that so many artists were willing to get involved made it very fulfilling. I hope this will not be the last,” said World Vision Ambassador Paolo Valenciano who also directed the fundraising concert.

The proceeds from the “One Voice for Children” Virtual Concert will go to one of World Vision’s education projects that aims to assist the children during this COVID-19 pandemic through the the annual distribution of school kits.

“Amidst the pandemic, we are able to sing and enjoy each other’s company, even virtually. We are deeply grateful to all who supported this loud call to help the most vulnerable children. Let’s continue praying for our nation and the whole world,” said Mr. Rommel Fuerte, National Director for World Vision.

You can still donate and learn more about the initiatives of World Vision by visiting


About World Vision

World Vision is a Christian relief, development, and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, their families, and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. Inspired by its Christian faith and values, it is dedicated to working with the world’s most vulnerable people. It serves and collaborates with all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender. 

Friday, August 28, 2020

Safeguard Partners with Shopee for a SAFE Philippines by Bringing Safer Delivery Transactions

Safeguard, the Philippines’ #1 family germ protection soap, has been keeping the nation safe for over 54 years. Today, Safeguard is at the frontlines protecting Filipinos at home and beyond with its wide portfolio of germ protection products, including hand sanitizer. 

As the nation’s health and hygiene partner, Safeguard further strengthens its mission towards a SAFE Philippines with the launch of its partnership with Shopee Philippines in keeping its 6,000 Shopee Express riders equipped with proper hand hygiene. This partnership ensures that Filipinos who are shopping safely from their own home and Shopee Express riders are equally protected by Safeguard from the 99.9% of ill-causing germs.

Ensuring 99% of SAFE Deliveries

The initial restrictions in movements during the first few weeks of lockdown have led to the closure of restaurants, malls, supermarkets, and shops in general. It led to the rise in delivery economy and services that have since connected millions of Filipinos. As our country adjusts to the new normal, wherein most are still staying at home, delivery services have proven to be essential in providing Filipinos their necessary needs without the inconvenience and heightened threat of outside exposure.

With this, Safeguard and Shopee sealed its partnership to provide safer transactions in every delivery by equipping 6,000 riders of the Shopee Express fleet with on-the-go Safeguard hand sanitizers. The alliance puts in place stringent protocols of hand sanitation before and after every delivery, which includes using sanitizers when running water and soap are not available. 

The partnership encourages riders to effectively practice proper hygiene through the disinfection of their hands and ensures that customers are provided the safety they need against the threat of germs whenever they receive their deliveries. Safeguard and Shopee has been partners not just in e-commerce but also in helping the nation during these uncertain times. 

Advocacy in Keeping Filipinos SAFE

Safeguard has partnered with the Department of Health for the BIDA Solusyon laban sa COVID-19 campaign. BIDA, which stands for Bawal walang mask, Isanitize ang kamay, Iwas hawak sa mga bagay, Dumistansya ng isang metro, and Alamin ang totoong impormasyon, are key preventive measures that Filipinos can do to fight the pandemic. The program aims to help Filipinos realize the value of doing their own part in helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 through proper hygiene and social distancing measures that they can practice at home and beyond.

According to a survey from the DOH, only 1 out of 10 Filipinos know how to wash their hands properly. As a way to address this, Safeguard utilized its media network and alliances with groups like the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists (PAMET) to strengthen proper hand hygiene education. Over the next few weeks, Safeguard, along with other P&G brands, will release a series of informational materials that demonstrate proper hygiene practices, one of which is handwashing.

Safeguard hand sanitizer removes 99.9% of germs and is one with the World Health Organization (WHO) in urging the public to practice protective measures of social distancing, wearing masks, and most importantly, proper handwashing and hand hygiene to reduce the chances of being infected with diseases.

Now that the country is slowly easing in reopening, many are left to wonder how effectively they can keep themselves protected from the threats of germs and viruses. Together with masks and social distancing, Safeguard helps Shopee towards the vision of a SAFE Philippines by protecting the deliveries that a lot of Filipinos rely on.

Join Safeguard’s vision for a SAFE Philippines by practicing proper hygiene practices and empowering Filipinos with proper hand hygiene education. Shop your Safeguard essentials at Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day until September 9, 2020 and have them delivered straight to your home.

For more information on the Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day, please visit

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