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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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Hotcake Remix: A definitive guide to quarantine’s greatest hotcake hits

A box of Maya Hotcake Mix has now become a staple in every modern home, so it wasn’t a surprise that it was selling like, well, hotcakes during the first weeks of the quarantine. Aside from being quick and easy to use, the possibilities are endless with just a bit of inspiration, a few tricks, and some add-ins. In fact, some of the major food trends that emerged in the past months involved this versatile box of hotcake mix.


From viral TikTok hacks to gourmet-like creations, here’s a guide to all the food trends that you can create with Maya Hotcake Mixes.

Breakfast fave: hotcake cereal. A win for anyone who ever agonized over the big breakfast decision: hotcakes or cereal? This trend creatively combined both, spawned various iterations, and is just really cute – not to mention easy. You can simply follow the instructions on the Maya Hotcake Mix packaging and create
eggnog-sized hotcakes that you can serve with maple syrup, nuts, and fruit slices. Or take your hotcake cereal up a notch by making this no-bake chocolate chip cookie cereal.


Chef’s kiss: tiramisu soufflé hotcakes. Hotcakes, but make it haute. Highly ‘grammable, these are the fanciest, fluffiest hotcake versions to hit both your dining table and your feed. So yes, Maya Hotcake Mixes are great for fast and simple breakfast fixes, AND as the base for making classy brunch staples too. Check out what you’d need to whip up those to-die-for tiramisu soufflé hotcakes.


Bite-sized treats: mini donuts. Whether as a childhood throwback or as a sweet memory of a freer time (we all gave in and snacked on those lil’ donuts at the mall at some point), mini hotcake donuts definitely took a spot on that food trends list. Aside from our predisposition to liking tiny, adorable things, coated in cinnamon sugar no less, you only need a box of Maya Quick n’ Easy Hotcake Mix, plus literally 3 other ingredients.   


Filipino flair: puto flan. The ultimate coming together of two beloved Pinoy treats, puto and leche flan, this creation tickled our taste buds and sparked a craze. And with Maya Original Fluffy n’ Tasty Hotcake Mix as a convenient puto base, it won’t be surprising for anyone to keep making puto flan, because honestly, #relatable.


Pick-me-upper: coffee hotcakes. If you’re done mixing Dalgona coffee, this was the next logical step. An ode to our enduring love of hotcakes and a testament to how coffee just never goes out of style, coffee hotcakes are perfect to kick start any day. Because why just drink your coffee when you can eat it too?


We aren’t quitting hotcakes any time soon, so go ahead and try these greatest hits while we wait for the next big food thing we never knew we needed.


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GOLDILOCKS : Here's A Delicious Return


Make your next celebration fluffy, creamy and, yummy with Goldilocks’ famous Brazo De Mercedes, now back by popular demand!


Enjoy the long-awaited return of this crowd favorite which now has even more luscious and creamy yema filling! And as a special promo, every order of Goldilocks' Brazo De Mercedes cake, will come with 3 FREE packs of Caramel Popcorn (small) as a thank you for patiently awaiting its' return.


Grab this special promo from August 24 -31, 2020 at select Goldilocks Bakeshops Within Luzon! 

For more information, you may follow @GoldilocksPH on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or visit the official Goldilocks website at

Monday, August 24, 2020

ADP Pharma Launches NOVUHAIR® 3-in-1 VIP PROMO KIT


In line with NOVUHAIR's 10th year of fervent commitment to consumer health awareness on hair loss prevention and maintenance, plus a decade of partnership with Mercury Drug Corporation, ADP Pharma Corporation has launched the NOVUHAIR® 3-in-1 VIP PROMO KIT.

Check out the promo video:

The NOVUHAIR® 3-in-1 VIP PROMO KIT serves as a token of the company's appreciation and gratitude to the affirmative support of its loyal users and new trialists.

The continued consumer support, committed distributors and agency partners, dedicated brand ambassadors, passionate and hardworking marketing and sales teams spearheaded by Managing Director Mr. Bob Segovia, and the full support of ADP Pharma CEO Mr. Martin Pascual and executives.

NOVUHAIR® has retained dominance in 2019 as the leading hair loss treatment in the Philippines. (Source: Passport Euromonitor International October 2019 Research)


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Sunday, August 16, 2020

NOVUHAIR® Officially Launches NOVU VIP CLUB


The NOVU VIP CLUB is designed to guide, inspire and at the same time to take the journey with the members through a holistic approach in managing hair loss especially during this global health crisis.

Supported by a pool of VIP Coaches, the members are given the opportunity to engage directly with the experts and at the same time enjoy the exciting monthly perks.

The list of VIP Coaches include some of the country’s high-caliber professionals from different fields of expertise: Fanny Serrano (Salon & Beauty VIP Coach), Hon. Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso (Leadership VIP Coach), Jim and Toni Saret (Fitness & Nutrition VIP Coaches), Dr. Cecile Catapang(Aesthetic & Rejuvenation VIP Coach), Dr. Risa Caldoza-De Leon (Dermatology & Beauty Coach), Dr. Harris Acero (Wellness & Nutrition VIP Coach) and Alopecia Warrior Abby Asistio (Inspirational VIP Coach) to name a few.


Discover how to become an exclusive member:

NOVUHAIR® Topical Scalp Lotion is a unique combination of 19 natural herbal extracts and essential oils that work in synergy to help remedy and prevent hair loss.


To know more about NOVUHAIR®, visit or follow the official Facebook page @NovuhairOfficial.

Friday, August 14, 2020

Leia Valenciano takes the lead in inspiring children thru World Vision’s Give Hope campaign


World Vision in the Philippines welcomes to its family Leia Valenciano as its ambassador for Give Hope campaign.


Nataleia Martine, known to many as “Leia”, is the 3-year old daughter of Director Paolo Valenciano and wife Photographer/ Graphic Designer Samantha Godinez-Valenciano. Paolo and Sam are also World Vision ambassadors and actively supporting the organization thru various projects.


Give Hope is about letting children’s dreams live on


Based on World Vision’s rapid assessment in the Philippines on the impact of COVID-19 to children, their families and communities, learning opportunities or education for the young generation is one of the most critical problems in the country.


As a child-focused non-profit organization that is committed to ensuring that children are able to reach their full potential, World Vision launched Give Hope to challenge the nation to work together in making our homes and communities places where children’s dreams continue to be realized.


Through the help of generous partners, World Vision aims to reach 28,000 children in their partner communities nationwide through this initiative.


No one is too young to make a change


Aside from encouraging the public to contribute in raising funds that will assist the children in continuing their education, World Vision believes that anyone can make a difference and give hope no matter how young or old you are!


“We support this back to school campaign and the importance of still equipping kids with learning materials to give them hope and keep them driven to learn even if they're not in their usual school setting,” shared Sam Valenciano. “We as parents have experienced the anxiety of adjusting to the new normal. We believe that this program will help not only the children but the parents as well”


Just like her parents, Leia is excited that she is beginning her journey with World Vision where at the age of 3, she is able to make a long-lasting impact for the benefit of the most vulnerable children today.


“This World Vision campaign is made even sweeter with Leia, one of our newest and youngest ambassadors! As she brings big smiles to our hearts, we hope that you too will continue to give hope to children though education. Together with Leia, let’s give school kits to many students across the country”, said Mr. Rommel Fuerte, World Vision National Director.



Join Leia Valenciano in supporting World Vision’s Give Hope campaign! Click this link to donate:


To know more about World Vision and its programs for the most vulnerable children and communities in the Philippines, you may visit


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.



Alfamart reaches 900 store milestone amid quarantine challenges


It was all smiles and celebration as the latest Alfamart branch in Valdez, Floridablanca, Pampanga recently opened its doors to serve the surrounding community. Alfamart, the first and only Super Minimart chain in the Philippines, was able to pull this off despite current circumstances, thanks to the dedication of everyone in their team.


“The first half of the year was definitely not easy,” said Alfamart Philippines COO Harvey Ong. “We were hoping to have our 900th store opening to coincide with our anniversary in June. But of course, we needed to realign -- to make sure that our frontline staff and employees were safe and well-equipped to deal with the challenges of the pandemic and the accompanying quarantine that came with it,” he continued.


Ong reiterated the fact that Alfamart employees were also frontliners who served the community. They needed to be safe so that they too can keep the customers’ shopping experience as safe and carefree as possible. “They are hard workers--dedicated to the core. We actually gave them freedom to choose whether they need to report to work or not during the quarantine. We were overwhelmed and surprised that a lot of them chose to still report to work, so, of course, we did everything in our power to make it easier for them to do their jobs,” he said.


Even up to now, Alfamart staff are still given free shuttle rides, provided PPEs and sanitation materials, and regular tests to ensure their health and wellness.


“We were fortunate that everyone in Alfamart adjusted well to the situation,” Ong continued. “We were eventually able to get our legs under us and continue with our plans to expand our operations further into Central and South Luzon,” he shared.


One of the biggest adjustments Alfamart implemented was establishing cashless payments in all 900 stores. Currently, they are accepting GCash and are planning to accommodate more cashless options in the future.


For more information regarding Alfamart and all its branches you may visit

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Teleperformance fosters vibrant people culture through global talent competition


Manila, Philippines – Even during the pandemic, the passion and creativity of Filipinos shone through as Teleperformance Philippines, the leading global group in digitally integrated business services, gave their employees a chance to display their talents in a competition.

To showcase its diverse employees and to spread positivity during the crisis, Teleperformance organized the COVID-19 Fight Challenge, a global talent competition held virtually for its employees.

In the local competition, the more than 47,500 employees of Teleperformance Philippines were encouraged to use their talents to express their feelings about their COVID-19 experiences and about what the future holds for all. Employees were able to submit in any of the four categories, namely, Music, Writing, Art, and Dance. Based on their originality, talent, and presentation, the judges shortlisted three finalists per category and announced the local champions via a Facebook Watch Party hosted by TV and radio personality Gino Quillamor.

 The winner for the music category was James San Juan from TP Ayala, who wrote an original song called “Rise”, which is about mental health and is dedicated to those feeling alone during the pandemic. For the writing category, Santos Baudin III from TP Ayala won for his original poem entitled “Agwat (Gap)” which is all about finding love and hope amid the social distancing and reminds everyone to stay connected even apart.

 Meanwhile, Carlos Ramiro from TP Fairview came out on top for the art category for his piece called “Invisibilia Inimicus (Invisible Enemy)” which portrays the heroism, sacrifice, and hope of the front liners. Lastly, Jobert Cabag from TP Davao won for his inspirational dance accompanied by a scenic music video that he says is a reminder for everyone to always observe social distancing.

 James San Juan from TP Ayala, the champion in the music category, shared his experience during the watch party. “Given our situation, in our 24 hours at home, having engagements like this lifts you up somehow and inspires you to inspire others,” shared James.

 The local champions received Php 15,000 in cash and had the opportunity to represent Teleperformance Philippines in the global finals, which showcased the talents of Teleperformance employees from over 80 countries.

 About 17,000 TP employees tuned in to the live streamed announcement on the Teleperformance Philippines Facebook page to support their friends and colleagues, while five lucky viewers of the watch party were also treated to their own a pizza party via an electronic raffle during the program.

 Mike Lytle, Teleperformance Philippines Chief Operations Officer, shared a heartfelt message to all TP employees during the announcement. “At TP, we’ve always made a special effort to provide our people with a platform for their creative self-expression. Even with COVID-19, our ability to reflect on the times connects all of us even more. I applaud everyone for believing in themselves and supporting their colleagues. You are all heroes in my book.” 

The culmination of the COVID-19 Fight Challenge was celebrated with the rest of the global Teleperformance community last July 30, 2020, at the virtual TP Quarantine Awards with around 10,000 registered viewers from across the globe. TP Philippines’ Baudin bagged third place for the writing category and won a pair of Beats Headphones.

 The TP Quarantine Awards show was streamed live in Telepeformance’s 21 business sites for those employees who were onsite at the time of airing. The Watch Parties, coordinated by the HR team and the Site Fun Committees, followed physical distancing rules while allowing employees to cheer for their colleagues.

 Earlier in 2020, Teleperformance Philippines received its third Great Place to Work® certification for the third year in a row, which was based on an anonymous survey of over 34,000 Teleperformance Philippines employees nationwide. The survey assessed employee trust based on employee ratings of the company’s credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

 To learn more about Teleperformance Philippines, you may visit their website at or their Facebook page at



 Teleperformance (TEP – ISIN: FR0000051807 – Reuters: ROCH.PA – Bloomberg: TEP FP), a leading global group in digitally integrated business services, serves as a strategic partner to the worlds largest companies in many industries. It offers a One Office support services model combining three wide, high-value solution families: customer experience management, back-office services and business process knowledge services. These end-to-end digital solutions guarantee successful customer interaction and optimized business processes, anchored in a unique, comprehensive high tech, high touch approach.


The Group's 331,000 employees, based in 80 countries, support billions of connections every year in over 265 languages and 170 markets, in a shared commitment to excellence as part of the Simpler, Faster, Safer” process. This mission is supported by the use of reliable, flexible, intelligent technological solutions and compliance with the industrys highest security and quality standards, based on Corporate Social Responsibility excellence. In 2019, Teleperformance reported consolidated revenue of 5,355 million (US$ 6 billion, based on 1 = $1.12) and net profit of 400 million.


Teleperformance began operations in the Philippines in 1996 and has grown to become a preferred offshore contact center outsourcing option. The company employs over 47,500 people in the country and operates over 30,000 workstations in 21 business sites located across Metro Manila, Antipolo, Baguio, Bacolod, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro and Davao.


From 2012 to 2018, Teleperformance received the Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Contact Center Outsourcing Service Provider of the Year Award for its significant performance in revenue management, market share, capabilities, and overall contribution to the contact center industry. In addition, Teleperformance Philippines was awarded in 2017 as Outstanding Employer and Outstanding Community Project of the Year by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA), the Top Employer of the Year at the Asia CEO Awards, and the Outstanding Volunteer by the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA).


This 2020, Teleperformance Philippines was again certified as a Great Place to Work® and is the only organization in the country to receive this certification from the Great Place to Work® Institute for three years in a row. This year, Teleperformance celebrates its 24th year of continued excellence and leadership in the country. This milestone highlights the companys commitment to steadily provide the best employment experience for Filipinos, proactively support the nations IT-BPM sector, and uphold its socio-civic engagements to create a difference in the lives of the Philippine community.


For further information, please visit the Teleperformance website at

Allianz Kaagapay Launched to Promote Inclusivity in Insurance


Allianz PNB Life has partnered with award-winning social enterprise Reach52 to promote the importance of inclusivity in insurance in the country, especially in the underserved rural communities, through a new corporate social responsibility project, Allianz Kaagapay.


“Most of those who do not have insurance are from the most vulnerable areas of the country. Through our partnership with Reach52, we aim to provide these communities the protection they need during these challenging times,” Allianz PNB Life President and CEO Alexander Grenz said.


Founded in 2016, Reach52 provides screening, health worker training, affordable medicines, insurance, diagnostics and consumer health products in rural regions that existing services don’t reach. This is achieved through establishing health systems and services, powered by mobile apps and tech platforms, a community-based workforce, and partnerships with the public and private sector.


Through Allianz Kaagapay, Reach52 will be providing PhP25,000 worth of life insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage to its members for every purchase an Allianz Well! insurance product from August 1 to December 20, 2020. Members from Pototan and Cuartero, Iloilo will be the first beneficiaries of the insurance package.


“Our members are essential in our goal of extending primary care to the 52% of the world’s population who still lack access to essential health services. They are our access managers, the ones who help us fill the gap in the healthcare system in remote rural communities. We thank Allianz PNB Life for providing this support to our members,” Edward Booty, Founder and CEO of Reach52, said.


Edward Booty, Founder and CEO, reach52

Allianz Well! is Allianz PNB Life’s health insurance product that has an annual plan limit of up to PhP100 million. It covers COVID19 hospitalization and ICU expenses up to the plan limit to support PhilHealth and HMO coverages. Its coverage also includes access to expert medical advice, 24/7 tele-consultation, health screening, dental services, physical activity programs, and nutrition counseling.


“Allianz continue to provide clients with insurance products that cater to the full needs of our customers across the various stages of their lives. In this crucial and uncertain times, we want our customers to have peace of mind knowing that Allianz cares for them and we are here to keep our promise that they can rely on us when things go wrong,” Grenz said.


This is not the first time that Allianz PNB Life has launched a project aimed at inclusivity. Prior to Allianz Kaagapay, it launched Project Sanlahi, which aimed to empower indigenous youths in Pampanga through the sport of obstacle course racing and financial literacy.


 About Reach52

Reach52 is an award-winning social enterprise, delivering healthcare for the 52% of the world who can’t access health services. They deliver screening, health worker training, and affordable medicines, insurance, diagnostics and consumer health products in rural regions where existing services don’t reach. This is achieved through establishing health systems and services in these underserved areas, powered by their mobile apps and tech platforms, community-based workforce, and partnerships with the public and private sector.


Currently reach52 operates their on-the-ground services for over 500 communities in the Philippines, Cambodia and India, with further countries in the pipeline, and have partnerships with over 20 leading global and regional organizations.


About Allianz in Asia

Asia is one of the core growth regions for Allianz, characterized by a rich diversity of cultures, languages and customs. Allianz has been present in the region since 1910, when it first provided fire and marine insurance in the coastal cities of China. Today, Allianz is active in 14 markets in the region, offering its core businesses of property and casualty insurance, life, protection and health solutions, as well as asset management. With its more than 32,000 staff, Allianz serves the needs of over 18 million customers in the region across multiple distribution channels and digital platforms.


About Allianz

The Allianz Group is one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers with more than 92 million retail and corporate customers. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing around 673 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage more than 1.4 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2018, over 142,000 employees in more than 80 countries achieved total revenues of 131 billion euros and an operating profit of 11.5 billion euros for the group

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