Monday, February 22, 2021

Enjoy awesome music and entertainment over bonfire

You will surely want to to go out again after all the pandemic and lockdown nightmare that forced us to just stay at home for months and months.

Here's a good news! Last Feb. 13, 2021 SM Center Pulilan launched its Playventure Picnic Ground. A reason for BulakeƱos to explore new outdoor dining experience.

Located right inside the Pulilan Bike Trail, this newest mall attraction provides a unique dining adventure where shoppers can breeze through and enjoy a fun picnic bonfire with relaxing music and favorite food to match.

Perfect background for selfie or groupie pictorial

It's a lovely scenery to be at

Our fur babies can also enjoy the sight

A contact-less way of booking a themed picnic spot is done thru FB Appointment and ordering of food from mall's food stores via Chat to Shop. The Picnic Ground is open daily from 6PM to 10PM.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Three Months On: World Vision assisted 64,000 people affected by typhoons Rolly and Ulysses


Three months since typhoons Rolly (international name Goni) and Ulysses (international name Vamco) ravaged Luzon, World Vision in the Philippines continues its emergency response in partnership with the local government and like-minded agencies to help families bounce back from the succeeding calamities. To date, World Vision has reached over 64,000 people, including 23,000 children.

“Our timely intervention in the Bicol Region, Metro Manila, Isabela and Cagayan provinces has helped children, who are at the heart of what we do, to cope from the impact of typhoons Rolly and Ulysses,” shared Rommel V. Fuerte, World Vision national director who recently visited and witnessed the situation of affected families in Albay.

Emergency essentials provided to affected families include food, hygiene kits, water containers, kitchen sets, emergency shelter kits and other non-food items for protection like blanket, mosquito nets and plastic mats.

Recognizing the need of the most vulnerable especially mothers and babies, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund in the Philippines and World Vision provided for the needs of pregnant and lactating mothers through cash assistance, maternity and dignity kits. In Catanduanes, where the typhoon damaged a number of rural health units (RHU), an emergency maternity treatment facility (EMTF) which serves as a temporary birthing clinic, and tents for women-friendly spaces were set up. Generator sets were also provided.

“We are thankful for your prompt support. You were there right after the typhoon. There is a huge need not only because of COVID-19. Our basic emergency obstetric and newborn care (bEmONC) was badly affected [by the typhoon] so the EMTF and generator sets will help us continue our services for pregnant women. This also boosts the morale of the community, knowing that they are not left behind,” said Dr. Elva M. Joson, health officer of Virac, Catanduanes.

Early Recovery

Meanwhile, World Vision now shifts from relief to early recovery interventions. With funding from the European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), teams on ground commenced distribution of shelter repair kits containing GI sheets, marine plywood, hammer, saw, sets of two kinds of nails and metal wire. Cash-based programs have also been implemented for families who lost their homes and families hosting them. Embedded in this initiative is the Build Back Better and Disaster Risk Reduction Principle orientation for families.

Young couple Joseph and Maricris are among the families who received shelter assistance in Albay. Their family was left with just a cement flooring and a wooden column. Joseph built a makeshift house but was still afraid for their safety, especially his one-year-old child, Ella Joyce.

“We will use these shelter materials to build a stronger home. This will keep us safe and it will help our children cope,”Maricrissaid.

World Vision is grateful for the generous support of the following partners: 1590 Energy Corp, Adarna House Publishing, Agusan NHS Student Government, American Wire & Cable Co, Bank of America, Atlassian, Cebu Pacific Air, Civicom, Colgate-Palmolive, Consuelo Zobel Alger Foundation, Delta P, Inc., DTCC, Emerson, GCash, Insular Foundation, Isla LPG Corporation, Jesus Christ the Cornerstone Ministries – Caloocan, Johnson & Johnson, Living Word - Masbate Placer, Living Word CCCII, Living Word Metro North, Living Word Silverdale, McKinsey & Co. (Phils.), Merck, Mileage Asia Corp., Momee PH. Nexus Technologies, PayMaya, Phoenix Publishing, Procter & Gamble, Royal Christian Church, SFUC Group of Companies, Singapore School Cebu, Viber, Victory Fort, Visa, WeWork, Willis Towers Watson, and Word for the World Mandaluyong.

To know more about World Vision, visit For updates, follow /worldvisionph on Facebook and @worldvisionphl on Instagram.


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. 

Sunday, February 14, 2021


Welcome to NAITAS TRAVEL SHOW 2020! 

The liveliest travel show and virtual B2B event for tour operators and travel agents.

Co-presented by the Tourism Promotions Board Philippines and in partnership with the Department of Tourism.

Connect to international and local tour operators and over 1000 travel agents in the Philippines and browse a list of international and local tour operators from until February 25, 2021 via EXPO PH Mobile App a free event management mobile app and the official virtual event platform and marketing arm of Naitas Travel Show 2020. Download the Expo Ph app on Android and Ios.

Its Major Exhibitors include RIVIERA Tours and Travel, TBO Holidays Philippines, BELMONT Hotel Boracay, SAVOY Hotel Boracay Newcoast, HIS PHILIPPINES Travel Corp., TURKISH Airlines and The TRAVEL Depot will be streaming virtually via KUMU App thru the collaborative efforts of EXPO PH, ACES Multimedia Ph and ATFC.

Official media partners:

Philippine Daily Inquirer, INQ.Subscription, Inquirer Lifestyle, Mindanao Daily, Businessweek Mindanao, Village Connect, LionheartTV, 90.7 Love Radio and Wave 89.1

Visit NAITAS TRAVEL SHOW on Facebook or Call 09778043787 and 028874-5686 for inquiries or log on to WWW.GOEXPOPH.COM.

The NAITAS TRAVEL SHOW 2020, The liveliest travel show and virtual B2B event in the palm of your hand!
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Sunday, February 7, 2021

3 Ways To Finance Your New Home In The Philippines

When dreaming of purchasing your own home, you’re probably asking how you can afford to buy a house at this time. 

You may be thinking that it’s impossible to own a house if your household income doesn’t meet the requirements to finance a housing unit. But what if there is a way for you to own a house even with your limited funds?

Here are a few financial assistance programs that can help you afford your dream home today.  

  1. Socialized Housing is your budget-friendly choice

These are programs designed to accommodate low-income families to own community-safe houses and lot properties. It secures a long-term tenancy, unlike renting a home because it’s a government-insured development program that pursues a vision of homing families, regardless of their income and earnings. 

  1. Pag-Ibig Housing Loan is an investment for a lifetime

In the Philippines, Pag-Ibig is widely known as a home development corporation that mutually funds housing programs which allows low-income families to have homes through adequate savings and investment. As low as 2,445.30 pesos, you may get your own house through monthly amortization that amounts to a total of Php 580,000 housing loan. It is an excellent opportunity to Philippine low-wage earners to attain a home and still have the budget for their other daily necessities. If you are the kind of person who prioritizes earning money for a much bigger dream,  we suggest that you start with a housing loan in Pag-ibig so that you can focus more with more significant opportunities in life!

  1. BellaVita always got your back

If you are wondering if any real estate developers can provide perfect convenience through their offered amenities and utilities, then you came to the right place! BellaVita is an excellent recommendation since it is a real estate developer with excellent quality of projects and beneficial amenities that can contribute to your enjoyment within the community. You do not need to worry about your security because BellaVita has 24/7 security protocol to protect you and your family from any potential harm. Besides that, BellaVita promotes leisure activities such as parks and playground facilities that you can enjoy with your whole family.

What are you waiting for? Invest in a Pag-ibig loan now and get an exclusive home in BellaVita!

For more inquiries about BellaVita homes and location, visit BellaVita, or send a message through Facebook.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

7-Eleven Brings the Spirit of Bayanihan to its Customers


7-Eleven brought a superior shopping experience to Filipinos through Bayanihan Savings and Selections (#711Bayanihan), a campaign that advocates for easier and more affordable grocery shopping for everyone.

With its convenience and accessibility, 7-Eleven has always been there for communities as a reliable source of essentials or quick delicious meals no matter the circumstance. Now with the pandemic shifting the public’s shopping patterns and daily movement, 7-Eleven continues to serve its customers through the spirit of bayanihan.

Last December, 7-Eleven brought a superior shopping experience to Filipinos through Bayanihan Savings and Selections (#711Bayanihan), a campaign that advocates for easier and more affordable grocery shopping for everyone. This means that you can now complete your groceries at your neighborhood’s 7-Eleven store, minus the commute and long lines at the supermarkets but with even bigger savings.

#711Bayanihan is all about offering competitive prices for essentials and a diverse product selection so you can shop for your own and your family’s needs closer to home.

“Our Bayanihan Savings and Selections initiative comes at a time when convenience and affordability are crucial to our customers. This is our way of reinforcing our commitment to being an accessible source of essentials that are easy on the budget and quick to reach, especially during this pandemic, when customers are looking for better value and a safer shopping experience. We believe this initiative will foster a stronger relationship between us, our communities, and our customers,” shares Philippine Seven Corporation President and CEO Jose Victor Paterno

Rolling out first in Metro Manila and going nationwide soon, #711Bayanihan is all about offering competitive prices for essentials and a diverse product selection so you can shop for your own and your family’s needs closer to home. If you’re planning your next grocery run, check out the 7-Eleven nearest you to find cooking, seasoning & baking items, skin and hair care, oral hygiene, cleaning and laundry needs, baby products, canned meat and fruits, powdered tea & coffees, and more.

7-Eleven’s Bayanihan Savings and Selections is all about reinforcing convenience and accessibility, which the brand has always been known for. Visit a 7-Eleven store today to discover this new, more affordable neighborhood grocery shopping experience. Don’t forget to wear your face mask and face shield, and to follow physical distancing guidelines inside the store. Contactless payment methods -- such as the CLiQQ app and GCash -- are also available to further ensure your safety.

Make sure to follow #711Bayanihan on social media or visit their website to get a peek at the new, expanded, and affordable store selections!

Like us on 7-Eleven Philippines Facebook, follow @711ph on Instagram, and @711philippines on Twitter for more information.



GOLDILOCKS : The Perfect Combination


Love is in the air, and even in our bellies too! As Goldilocks, the country's number one bakeshop, introduces their latest Valentines' season promo! 

Enjoy a romantic date with your loved one from February 10-28, 2021 by purchasing any 2 of the highlighted 

Full-Time Fillers ang get FREE drinks and FREE Blushing Hearts Cake Slices for only P499.

This delightful offering includes delicious options such as Lasagna ala Cubana with Garlic Bread, Baked Caldereta with Gravy and Chips and Fresh Lumpia with Golden Chicken. 

Celebrate your love this Valentine's season with Goldilocks! 

Grab this and other products at Goldilocks FoodShops nationwide, and for more information, you may follow @GoldilocksPH on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or visit the official Goldilocks website at

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Cook along with a chef: The Maya Kitchen workshops are going virtual


Here is your chance to improve your way around the kitchen. The Maya Kitchen workshops are back and better than ever as it goes virtual, giving you a chance to learn how to cook and bake right in the comfort of your home. But that’s not all, with these classes all conducted live via Zoom, you can improve your kitchen skills with the expert guidance of a chef instructor, who will provide step-by-step coaching for every recipe you’ll cook or bake along.


Once you’ve registered for a virtual workshop, The Maya Kitchen will send you the course outline, a recipe card, and a preparation sheet that’s complete with a shopping list, a rundown of required equipment, and some set-up tips, so you’ll be all set when the Zoom class begins. During the class, the chef instructor will walk you through the recipe steps and cook or bake along with you, answering any questions you may have and giving you tips.


You can attend the class on your own, as a pair, or as a big group but only one device will be allowed to dial in. All classes are designed for adults unless stated otherwise. Students below 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult to join a workshop.


The virtual workshops this month will be conducted by in-house instructor Chef Dan Wilford B. Libunao and guest instructors Chef Heart Cadiente and Chef Carla Asence.


A Food Technologist and a Culinary Arts graduate, Chef Dan usually handles the The Maya Kitchen’s basic culinary certificate classes and some of the culinary lifestyle classes. He’s also one of the recipe researchers for some of the Maya cookbooks. Chef Heart, meanwhile, is a Registered Nutritionist Dietician and a former Research and Demonstrator at The Maya Kitchen Culinary Arts Center. Now, she’s pursuing her dreams of having her own baking ingredients and supplies shop and a made-to-order cakes and pastries business. Chef Carla has been with The Maya Kitchen for almost five years now, leading the kids’ classes and the family cooking and baking classes. A graduate of the Center for Culinary Arts Manila, she also handles a home business, Carla Kusinera, which offers made-to-order cakes and food trays.


The Maya Kitchen kicks off its February lineup with the Cookies and Bars Class on February 10 at 10AM-12NN, which will inspire you to jumpstart your baking journey. At this workshop, you’ll learn how to make Cranberry Walnut Oatmeal Cookies and Ube Three Cheese Bars. These are easy-to-learn recipes that will surely spark your creativity in baking. Register for this class for only Php2,000.


Make the month of love extra meaningful for the entire brood by joining the Family Valentine’s Cooking & Baking Class on February 13 at 1-3PM. For only Php2,500, you and your loved ones at home can bond in the kitchen and learn quick and easy recipes that everyone will love. Kids are welcome to join, so if you’re looking for a family-friendly activity for Valentine’s Day, this one’s a perfect pick.


Learning the proper way of using a knife in the kitchen is a must not only to make cooking preps easier but safer too. If you’re spending more and more time in the kitchen, you should make time to sharpen up your knife skills. Don’t miss The Maya Kitchen’s Knife Skills Class on February 17 at 1-3PM. At this workshop, you will be introduced to different types of knives and their specific uses and learn how to handle them properly. You will also get to practice how to chop, dice, and slice. As a bonus, you’ll have the chance to cook stir-fried noodles and vegetables—all for a workshop fee of Php2,000.


Up your baking skills by signing up for the Basic Cakes Class on February 20 at 1-3PM. As part of the Baking for Beginners Class Series, this workshop will tackle basic baking know-how such as baking ingredients and proper measurement techniques so you can bake with confidence every single time. Learn all of these and bake Ube Chiffon Cake and Butter Cake along with a chef instructor for only Php2,000.


If you’re not ready to bake cakes just yet, why not sign up for The Maya Kitchen’s Cupcake Class on February 24 at 10AM-12NN? Here you’ll learn two unique cupcake recipes and a nontraditional icing that can be paired with any cupcake. For a workshop fee of Php2,000, get the chance to make Mango Cupcakes and Cookie Butter Cupcakes with Burnt Butter Cream Cheese Icing and introduce new treats to your family and friends.


Want to cook something new for your family and friends? Join The Maya Kitchen’s Spanish Cooking Class on February 27 at 1-3PM. While Spanish cooking has in some ways influenced Filipino dishes, there’s still more to learn about its culinary traditions. Through this workshop that costs Php2,000, get to learn new Spanish recipes Pollo Ajillo or classic Spanish garlic chicken and Tarte de Queso or Basque cheesecake that your loved ones will surely appreciate.


Whether you’re a beginner cook or baker or an experienced homecook, make your time in the kitchen more efficient and fun by brushing up your culinary skills. Sign up for The Maya Kitchen classes now!


Like and follow Maya Kitchen on Facebook and Instagram @TheMayaKitchen1 and follow us on Twitter @TheMayaKitchen.


JobStreet launches Virtual Career Fair 2021 above 55,000 jobs available nationwide


As it continues to provide jobs that matter during these unprecedented times, leading online job portal JobStreet launches its first-ever interactive Virtual Career Fair for 2021, happening on February 17 to 21, with more than 55,000 jobs available from different industries across the country. 


Some of the job roles available are IT Software Specialist, Digital Marketer, Sales Executive, System Analyst, Customer Service Representative, Financial Consultant, ESL Teacher, Accountant, Engineer, IT Developer, HR Staff, and HR Manager. 


Candidates can also apply for Office Administrator, Dispatcher, Merchandiser, Warehouse Staff, Quality Assurance Staff, and more. 


Among the hiring companies include BDO, Mercedez Benz Group, LBC Express, Yamaha Philippines, Universal Robina Corporation, Aboitiz Construction, Converge, 51 Talk, Accenture, TaskUs, Nestle, and many more.


“Millions of Filipinos have lost their jobs last year since the pandemic, and JobStreet embarks on a mission to help Filipinos rebuild the economy by amplifying our commitment to being a career and talent partner this 2021,” said JobStreet Country Manager Philip Gioca. 


Aside from thousands of career opportunities, the Virtual Career Fair also features live chats and on-the-spot interviews with HR representatives from participating employers. A chatbot will pre-screen questions and answers to filter potential candidates, and a Live Chat Control Platform will allow hirers to have direct conversations with multiple candidates.

Hiring companies will have their respective virtual booths where they can showcase multimedia content for jobseekers to explore and navigate. 


In addition, candidates will have access to JobStreet Facebook Live events wherein financial and mental health experts will be discussing relevant labor matters to the audience. This is in line with JobStreet’s dedication to providing valuable support to job seekers amid the situation.  


JobStreet partnered with government agencies to help candidates with their service-related queries. The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Social Security System (SSS), PhilHealth, and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) will have their own virtual booths in the Virtual Career Fair to accommodate concerns and questions from candidates via chat. 


“During the lockdown, we’ve faced a lot of challenging times, and this year is everyone’s chance to look for opportunities and rebuild themselves. We encourage jobseekers to join and submit their applications to as many companies as they want during the Virtual Career Fair on February 17 to 21,” added Gioca. 


The Virtual Career Fair is now open for pre-registration through the JobStreet microsite. Visit to register. 


About JobStreet

JobStreet is a leading online job board presently covering the employment markets in Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam. JobStreet currently services over 230,000 corporate hirers and over 15 million jobseekers in its database.

Monday, February 1, 2021

The Hanabishi Air Fryer Oven Is Your 6-in-1 Cooking Partner


If you’re looking for an air fryer that would give you more bang for your buck, the Hanabishi Air Fryer Oven is the product to invest on. That’s because apart from its excellent air frying capability, it also has roasting and baking features. It can boil, broil, and toast as well.


“It’s like your 6-in-1 cooking partner,” said Cherish Ong-Chua, Vice President for Finance and Marketing of Hanabishi Appliances. “You can make different dishes everyday for your household or business.”


With a 23-liter capacity, the Hanabishi Air Fryer Oven is large enough to air fry up to 3 lbs of meat, toast 6 slices of bread, and bake a 4-lb chicken or 12” pizza.


Easy to use, it has an adjustable thermostat and 60-minute timer with a bell ring and an automatic shut off. It also operates quietly.


The Hanabishi Air Fryer Oven is built with pure stainless steel housing and comes with an air fryer basket, baking pan, and oven rack. Its baking rack has a dimension of 320 x 280 mm.


“Air fryers have become a staple in most homes during the new normal because of the convenience they offer. Most importantly, air frying has been seen as one of the best ways to prepare healthy food,” Ong-Chua said.


If you want a standalone air fryer, Hanabishi offers it, too.


Along with air frying, baking is also experiencing a boom during the new normal. Whether you’re doing it as a hobby or to earn an income, the Hanabishi Air Fryer Oven can help you in making your breads and pastries.


You can purchase the Hanabishi Air Fryer Oven at leading appliance stores and through Hanabishi’s online store, To learn more about Hanabishi’s latest product offerings and promos, follow its Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.




About Hanabishi:


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:




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