Wednesday, December 29, 2021

UNFPA Philippines calls for urgent donations for women and young girls affected by Typhoon Odette

 


UNFPA Philippines, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, is seeking urgent donations to help provide life-saving supplies and services to communities hard hit by Super Typhoon Odette (Rai).

 

During natural disasters, sexual and reproductive health needs are often overlooked. Pregnant women risk life-threatening complications without access to delivery and emergency obstetric care services. Women and girls may lose access to family planning services, exposing them to unintended pregnancy, and women and girls are also more vulnerable to sexual violence.

 

According to UNFPA Philippines estimates, the disaster has impacted some 4 million women and girls of reproductive age in 13 provinces. Among them, an estimated 162,000 are believed to be pregnant currently, of whom 24,000 might experience complications.  An estimated 470,000 women living in the affected areas have an unmet need for family planning information and services, including contraceptives. The long-running challenge of gender-based violence, including intimate partner violence and sexual violence, escalates further.

 

Addressing gender-based violence and meeting the sexual and reproductive health needs of women and girls is a key pillar of UNFPA Philippine’s humanitarian response, as seen in previous crises, including Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in 2013.

 



Supporting the efforts of the Government of the Philippines and partner organizations, UNFPA Philippines is calling for donations as part of the Typhoon Odette emergency response to raise funds to help the most vulnerable women and girls, pregnant women, lactating mothers and their newborns, adolescents and young people, and women with disabilities who are currently at risk.

 

Donations raised will help support UNFPA’s three transformative results:

 

First: No women should die during pregnancy or childbirth.

 

Emergency maternity tent facilities will be set up to augment destroyed health facilities. In addition, maternity packs will be made available for postpartum mothers and their newborns for life-saving hygiene supplies unique to their needs. 

 

Second: No women and adolescent girls should have an unmet need for sexual and reproductive health services, including family planning.

 

Adolescent girls and women have unique needs which in times of emergencies are often overlooked. UNFPA deploys dignity kits with essential health supplies to reach women of reproductive age to support their wellbeing, dignity and protection needs. In addition, Go Bags are provided for adolescent girls and boys for basic hygiene, protection, and well-being. This includes meeting the menstrual hygiene needs of adolescent girls.  Critical life-saving sexual and reproductive health information and services, psychosocial support, education, and social behavior communication change interventions will also be delivered. UNFPA supports the government in ensuring that women have continuous access to family planning information and services. 

 

Third: No sexual and gender-based violence against women and girls.

 

Gender-based violence is significantly exacerbated by displacement during disasters. UNFPA mobilizes community-based volunteers to monitor, report and raise awareness on gender-based violence and the services available for the survivors. Safe spaces for women, girls, and adolescents are being set-up as well to advocate for their unique needs and to ensure life-saving services are provided for them. Ultimately, UNFPA monitors and advocates for reactivation of protection mechanisms and access to Women and Children Protection Units to support care and recovery of survivors of violence.  

 

How can people of goodwill help? Support  the efforts of UNFPA Philippines for survivors of Typhoon Odette (Rai), by visiting the UNFPA Philippines Donation Page, or donate via the Giving Hero app at UNFPA-Giving Hero Donation Page, through  Paymaya at UNFPA-PayMaya Typhoon #OdettePH Response or the UNFPA-Lazada Charity Store, where people who would like to help can choose to donate through vouchers for items such as emergency birth kits, dignity kits, (Mama) Nanay kits and Go Bags for adolescents.

For more information on UNFPA Philippines, visit philippines.unfpa.org/en , and follow us at facebook.com/UNFPAph/, instagram.com/unfpaph/, and twitter.com/UNFPAph

 

For media interviews, please contact:                                                                                             Lourdes Gordolan, UNFPA Philippines: gordolan@unfpa.org

 

For Donation & Partnerships, please contact:

Gerran Navarro, UNFPA Philippines: navarro@unfpa.org

 

 

 

 

LINKS FOR REFERENCE:

 

UNFPA Philippines Donation Page

https://www.unfpa.org/donate/TyphoonOdette-1?utm_source=Test6&utm_medium=FBTyphoonRai&utm_campaign=HO-PH-typhoon-21&fbclid=IwAR0EICiF19ZLSzG4kebWIrh_SQq-q1u5fq0yxkewx6pZO0PcQW5q0yY4AzI

 

UNFPA-Giving Hero Donation Page

https://givinghero.app/OdettePH-Fundraising

 

UNFPA-PayMaya Typhoon #OdettePH Response

https://bit.ly/UNFPAPayMayaOdetteResponse

 

UNFPA-Lazada Charity Store

https://bit.ly/UNFPALazadaOdetteResponse

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Top 10 Items To Help You Fulfill Your New Year’s Resolutions

 


Have you listed your new year’s resolutions yet? A fresh year brings chances for us to ditch old habits and replace them with better ones. If you’ve gotten all caught up with the holiday rush and haven’t had the time to map out your goals for next year, don’t worry. You’ve still got a few more days to plan before we officially welcome 2022! Get started with the doable goals below. We’ve also got discounted items to help you stick to your resolutions at Shopee’s first sale of the year, the 1.1 New Year Sale. Enjoy more discounts with promos such as ₱1 Deals, free shipping with no minimum spend, and 11% off vouchers.

 


Aiming for that 2022 glow-up? Focus on taking care of your health first with these Goli Nutrition Gummies. These gummies will help improve your skin and make sure your body stays in tip-top shape with nutrients such as antioxidants, Vitamin C, Vitamin B9, and Vitamin B12. Remember to stay hydrated throughout the day with Hydro Flask 32oz. Its unique double wall vacuum insulation protects your drink’s temperature for hours. Bring out your inner glow with The Ordinary Lactic Acid, which gently exfoliates the skin and removes blackheads to brighten the complexion. Don’t forget to take better care of your mental health by taking the time to relax as well.

 


If you keep putting off exercising, ease into it by going for less intense workouts. Try out yoga with this KeepFit Yoga Mat, a high-density foam material that comfortably cushions spine, hips, knees, and elbows on hard floors. If you want a more toned physique, try pilates with these 100% natural latex TRY Resistance Bands, which come in colors such as dark green, orange, gray, and blue. Tone your arms with a pair of Liveup Studio Dumbbells, which feature a bonehead shape to allow for the best comfort and grip. Lastly, Xiaomi Smart Weight Scale will help you keep track of your progress. Connect this smart scale to your Mi Fit app to keep tabs on your fitness journey.

 


 

They say you get to know yourself better when you try new things. This year, try out journaling to keep your thoughts organized and improve your productivity. Jot down ideas and goals and keep track of your to-do lists with a Plain Notebook. Meanwhile, this Transparent Sticky Note Set is perfect for journaling on the go. This set comes with weekly plans, memo pads, and stick-it notes. Then lend your notes a bit of color with a set of affordable Retro Gel Pens. Organize your notes by color, or freely express yourself with doodles and drawings.

 

Join the countdown to the 1.1 New Year Sale here: https://shopee.ph/m/1-1-countdown.

 

Find all the irresistible deals in one place and start your year-round shopping with Shopee this 1.1 New Year Sale. Discover massive price drops from your favorite brands as well: https://shopee.ph/m/1-1-sale.

 

To enjoy more discounts on your purchases, use ShopeePay, Shopee’s all-in-one e-wallet where you can buy load, pay bills and scan to pay at thousands of partner merchants nationwide. This 1.1 New Year Sale, enjoy all-day free shipping with no minimum spend and discounts up to 11% off exclusively with ShopeePay.

 

This January 1, you can also get up to 50% cashback on your monthly bills from participating billers such as Meralco, Maynilad, PLDT, Globe, Smart, Manila Water, and Converge. If you need to stock up on groceries or go on a much-needed food-trip, get big savings with ShopeePay 1 Deals. Redeem your discounts by paying with ShopeePay at partner merchants such as Potato Corner, Bonchon, Papa John’s, Wendy’s, Shawarma Shack, Dunkin Donuts, Moonleaf, and Go! Salads.

 

If you’re going on a getaway this New Year, you can also book hotels with ShopeePay. Get 30% cashback on all your hotel bookings, including EstacioUno Boracay, Sea Wind Resort Boracay, White House Beach Resort Boracay,  Mithi Resort and Spa Bohol, and White Breeze Palawan.

 

Get a chance to win extra cash for your shopping sprees with ShopeePay as well. Send at least 1 to any ShopeePay user for a chance to win ₱100,000, or send money to a new ShopeePay user for a chance to win 50 each. Plus, you can also get up to 25 cashback on your InstaPay fee when you cash in with ShopeePay.

 

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 & Taiwan. Shopee connects shoppers, brands, and sellers across Asia and other fast-growing markets, empowering anyone to buy and sell anywhere and at any time.

Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.

Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.

About Shopee Mall

Shopee Mall is the region’s leading online mall offering one-stop access to a wide range of international and local brands and retailers. Shoppers can enjoy three guarantees delivered by Shopee Mall -- 100% authentic products, free returns and free shipping. With always-on deals, entertainment and a robust loyalty programme, Shopee Mall offers an unparalleled online shopping experience and best value all year round.

About ShopeePay

ShopeePay is an integrated mobile wallet that offers users easy access to digital payment services. Launched in the Philippines in 2019, ShopeePay enables a seamless shopping experience by allowing users to make online payments on Shopee, top-up their wallets, and transfer and withdraw funds.

 

ShopeePay makes it easier to shop and do business. It provides users with a convenient, secure, and rewarding payment option; it empowers businesses and helps them capture new opportunities.

 

ShopeePay is part of SeaMoney, the digital financial services arm of Sea Group. A leading digital payments and financial services provider in Southeast Asia, SeaMoney’s mission is to better the lives of individuals and businesses in the region with financial services through technology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Shopee is The Most Tweeted E-Commerce Brand in the Philippines this 2021

 


With its string of successful campaigns and relatable social media content, Shopee is the most tweeted e-commerce brand in the country according to Twitter for 2021.

 

The leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan took the second spot overall in Twitter’s ten most tweeted brands list in the Philippines, which was released as part of the latter’s “Best of Tweets 2021” awards announced on December 14, 2021. The annual rundown aims to celebrate and recognize outstanding brands for their groundbreaking campaigns and engaging digital content.

 

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “We are pleased to be recognized as one of the most talked-about brands in the country by Twitter. As we welcome a new year, Shopee will push for excellence and increase engagement satisfaction not only in-app but on other platforms as well. This coming 2022, we will continue to improve our services to better tend to the needs of our consumers, sellers, and brand partners.”

 

As a platform that prioritizes making online shopping safe, fun, and engaging for everyone, Shopee regularly engages with its users on social media through relatable posts with timely content. During big campaigns, Shopee dominated the Twitter world with the appearance and performance of K-pop idols, which resulted in being in the top trending hashtags locally and nationwide.

 

Shopee also drives online conversations with the anticipation that comes with its big campaigns, TV commercials with Shopee brand ambassadors, and TV specials where users can win big raffle prizes, watch performances from their favorite celebrities or K-pop idols, and get the best deals and promos they can instantly ‘add to cart’ and check out during the show.

 

Successful Campaigns such as 9.9 Super Shopping Day and 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale

Shopee continues to provide convenience and greater cost savings for its consumers with its yearly anticipated double-digit campaigns. The recent Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day and 11.11 - 12.12 Big Christmas Sale achieved multiple milestones, including 9.5 million items sold in the first hour of 9.9 in Metro Manila alone, over 270 million plays on Shopee Prize last 11.11, and a 14x surge in Shopee Mall orders during 12.12. More and more consumers also made Shopee’s integrated mobile wallet ShopeePay their preferred payment method with over 1.5 million top-ups for 12.12 alone.

 

With its continuous efforts to tailor and adapt to users’ shopping needs, Shopee now also ranks 3rd on YouGov’s Global Best Brand 2021 list in the Philippines, the only e-commerce platform to make it to  the list.

 

About Shopee

Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia & Taiwan. Shopee connects shoppers, brands, and sellers across Asia and other fast-growing markets, empowering anyone to buy and sell anywhere and at any time.

 

Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.

 

Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.

Monday, December 27, 2021

Start the Year Strong and Enjoy Amazing Deals at the 1.1 New Year Sale, Shopee's First Sale of the Year

 


Shopee starts 2022 in a spectacular fashion with its first sale of the year, the 1.1 New Year Sale! At Shopee’s 1.1 New Year Sale, get a head start on your shopping as early as January 1 and enjoy a wide selection of products and exciting promos such as ₱1 Deals, free shipping with no minimum spend, and 11% off vouchers.

                                                                     

Enjoy themed days, new games, and Shopee’s latest TV commercial

 

Leading up to January 1, look forward to themed sales such as Fashion Sale on December 27, Electronics Sale on December 28, Home Sale on December 29, Payday Sale on December 30, and Countdown Sale on December 31.

 

When you’re not shopping, you can also play Shopee Throw–a fun new game perfect for the holidays where you can earn points and redeem prizes by throwing sparklers at a rotating turntable. Check out the brand-new Fortune Forecast as well and stand a chance to win a new Caffino Espresso Machine by simply discovering your fortune for 2022.

 

 

 

To brighten up your new year festivities, join international superstar Jackie Chan as he welcomes 2022 with his latest, must-see commercial, which you can watch here: https://shp.ee/xhc7e5r

 

Shop the best products of 2021  

 

Get exclusive deals on the highest rated and most sought-after products at Shopee’s Best of 2021 Awards.  Check out a few of these amazing products below:

 


If you want to look your best this 2022, slip on these classy Peculiar Eyewear CLUBMASTER glasses. This accessory won’t just give you a sleek look for the new year with its fashionable frames, but also protect your eyes from blue light with UV400 and BlueLight blocking technology.

 


Ladies, claim 2022 as your year! Flaunt your confidence with Maybelline SuperStay Lipstick’s bold shades. Choose between striking red, orange, and pink shades that’ll certainly make you the center of attention at all your New Year festivities and enjoy a flawless, longwearing matte finish.



If you have “get fit” listed as one of your New Year’s resolutions, the Huawei Band 6 will help you follow through with your goal. This nifty smart band has 96 workout modes to keep you on your toes, sleep monitoring to help you get better rest, and heart rate monitoring to ensure you’re in top health.


This year, take the opportunity to go on new adventures. Whether you're planning to take on the urban jungle or the great outdoors, the MACCE Mountain Bike is a must-have companion. This bike comes in several colors and features a carbon steel 26-inch frame for a smooth ride and a 7-speed chain to get you to your destination in no time.



If you’ve had the same phone for the past couple of years and desperately need an upgrade, check out Oppo A15s. Experience power at the palm of your hands with its 4GB storage and 64GB memory and capture all your best memories this year with its AI triple rear camera.

 

Find all the irresistible deals in one place to start your year-round shopping with Shopee this 1.1 New Year Sale: https://shopee.ph/m/1-1-sale.


To enjoy more discounts on your purchases, use ShopeePay, Shopee’s all-in-one e-wallet where you can buy load, pay bills and scan to pay at thousands of partner merchants nationwide. This 1.1 New Year Sale, enjoy all-day free shipping with no minimum spend and discounts up to 11% off exclusively with ShopeePay.

 

This January 1, you can also get up to 50% cashback on your monthly bills from participating billers such as Meralco, Maynilad, PLDT, Globe, Smart, Manila Water, and Converge. If you need to stock up on groceries or go on a much-needed food-trip, get big savings with ShopeePay 1 Deals. Redeem your discounts by paying with ShopeePay at partner merchants such as Potato Corner, Bonchon, Papa John’s, Wendy’s, Shawarma Shack, Dunkin Donuts, Moonleaf, and Go! Salads.

 

If you’re going on a getaway this New Year, you can also book hotels with ShopeePay. Get 30% cashback on all your hotel bookings, including EstacioUno Boracay, Sea Wind Resort Boracay, White House Beach Resort Boracay,  Mithi Resort and Spa Bohol, and White Breeze Palawan.

 

Get a chance to win extra cash for your shopping sprees with ShopeePay as well. Send at least 1 to any ShopeePay user for a chance to win ₱100,000, or send money to a new ShopeePay user for a chance to win 50 each. Plus, you can also get up to 25 cashback on your InstaPay fee when you cash in with ShopeePay.

 

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 & Taiwan. Shopee connects shoppers, brands, and sellers across Asia and other fast-growing markets, empowering anyone to buy and sell anywhere and at any time.

Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.

Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.

About Shopee Mall

Shopee Mall is the region’s leading online mall offering one-stop access to a wide range of international and local brands and retailers. Shoppers can enjoy three guarantees delivered by Shopee Mall -- 100% authentic products, free returns and free shipping. With always-on deals, entertainment and a robust loyalty programme, Shopee Mall offers an unparalleled online shopping experience and best value all year round.

About ShopeePay

ShopeePay is an integrated mobile wallet that offers users easy access to digital payment services. Launched in the Philippines in 2019, ShopeePay enables a seamless shopping experience by allowing users to make online payments on Shopee, top-up their wallets, and transfer and withdraw funds.

 

ShopeePay makes it easier to shop and do business. It provides users with a convenient, secure, and rewarding payment option; it empowers businesses and helps them capture new opportunities.

 

ShopeePay is part of SeaMoney, the digital financial services arm of Sea Group. A leading digital payments and financial services provider in Southeast Asia, SeaMoney’s mission is to better the lives of individuals and businesses in the region with financial services through technology.

 

 

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Donate to Typhoon Odette Victims via Shopee App and Shopee Will Match It Up to ₱1M




To help the thousands of devastated Filipinos in Visayas and Mindanao grappling with the aftermath of super typhoon Odette, Shopee launches its Shopee Bayanihan: Typhoon Odette Support initiative wherein users can buy donation vouchers through the app, with the commitment to match up to ₱1,000,000 worth of total donations made to Shopee’s partner charities for this initiative. 


From December 23, 2021, to January 4, 2022, Shopee users can purchase the donation e-vouchers that will be used for water kits, health, and sanitation stations, and other essentials such as food and clothes from partner charities UNICEF, World Vision, and GMA Kapuso Foundation. Users can view and purchase these Typhoon Odette Support vouchers through https://shopee.ph/m/odette-support via Shopee’s integrated mobile wallet, ShopeePay.


 


1. Head to the microsite https://shopee.ph/m/odette-support.

2. Choose the e-voucher of your preferred charity.

3. Click “Buy Now” to purchase the donation vouchers using ShopeePay.


Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “We are saddened to see the devastation brought by Typhoon Odette to our kababayans in Visayas and Mindanao. As we are committed to using our platform to serve and give back to communities, we are working to provide immediate assistance to aid the speedy recovery of those affected by this natural disaster. We send our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected and we will help as much as we can.”


Shopee remains steadfast in its commitment to be a force for good especially in times when Filipinos need help the most. Typhoon Odette is the 15th and strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this 2021 and has wreaked havoc in major areas in Visayas and Mindanao including Surigao, Cebu, Southern Leyte, Negros Occidental, Bohol, and the CARAGA region. Through this initiative, Shopee hopes to be able to give help to the affected communities who are reeling from the aftermath as part of its Shopee Bayanihan program.


To know more about Shopee Bayanihan: Typhoon Odette Support, visit https://shopee.ph/m/odette-support. 


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About Shopee

Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia & Taiwan. Shopee connects shoppers, brands, and sellers across Asia and other fast-growing markets, empowering anyone to buy and sell anywhere and at any time. 

 

Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.

 

Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.


Salamat, Shopee: How Shopee Transformed The Lives of Everyday Filipinos this 2021

 


As we persevered despite another year of the pandemic, there is no denying that the “new normal” has significantly changed the way we shopped. In the past couple of years, we eagerly embraced the world of online shopping, which left a big impact not just on our shopping carts, but also on our hearts.

 

For plenty of ordinary Filipinos such as Maricris Lorenzo, Biboy Bautista, and Jggigs Elmido, Shopee has completely transformed their lives. They each come from different walks of life and carry their unique Kwentong Shopee, but they all have one thing in commonhope. Here are three stories of how Shopee has helped shoppers, riders, and sellers rise above difficulties:

 

Suki buyer and wais mommy Maricris Lorenzo

 

After working as an OFW in Singapore for 10 years, Maricris Lorenzo and her husband decided to settle down and start their own family back in the Philippines. However, as the couple welcomed the birth of their first child and tried to navigate their way as new parents, they found themselves facing new challenges due to the pandemic.

 

Thanks to Maricris’ knack for resourcefulness, however, they continue to take good care of their child. Raising a baby can also be financially draining, but as a self-proclaimed wais misis, Maricris finds ways to get the best deals and value for her money. She admits that almost all of their basic essentials and baby needs are from Shopee. She was such a frequent shopper, she even went on to forge a strong friendship with her suki Shopee Xpress rider.

 

The rider offered their help when Maricris and her family contracted COVID-19 this past year. “Kung wala si Shopee, hindi ko alam kung saan ako kukuha ng mga items during those critical times of the pandemic especially nung nag-quarantine kami,” she said.

 

After getting sick, Maricris wisely utilized her finances and used Shopee’s cashback rewards to save on bills, which were beginning to pile up. Maricris also used ShopeePay so she can save money, maximize exclusive perks, and, since her family’s safety is a top priority, go cashless.

 

As she looks back on her experience, Maricris expresses her gratitude to Shopee for helping her find ways to save on her family’s expenses and find a lifelong friend during a crisis. “Salamat kay Shopee kasi nakakatipid ako. Salamat kay Shopee kasi nakaka-meet kami ng riders na parte na rin ng buhay namin.”

 

Passionate and resourceful pet store owner Biboy Bautista

 

E-commerce platforms provided opportunities for entrepreneurs to digitize, expand, and explore other businesses amidst the pandemic. After Biboy Bautista’s previous printing business shut down due to the pandemic, he opened Barkboi, a pet store which started as a humble dog food business in a small garage. He then took his business online, which grew to become a full-blown pet store with five branches in Las Piñas. Biboy calls it a stroke of luck since he didn’t expect his love for animals to turn into a booming business, especially during the pandemic.

 

However, the success didn’t come without challenges, the biggest of which happened during the second wave of the coronavirus last August. Biboy had to temporarily close shop after he and the majority of his employees contracted the virus. As a business owner, Biboy was aware of the responsibilities he had towards his employees, which included people who lost jobs due to the pandemic and undergraduate students who needed income to further their education. To make sure he could still support his employees, Biboy decided to focus on selling on Shopee while the rest of the team recovered.

 

After setting up his dream business from scratch and growing it exponentially within a year, Biboy believes that just giving up is not an option. As long as their Shopee store continues to flourish, Biboy says that’s all the strength they need to bounce back from the hurdles Barkboi has encountered. He tells his employees, “Basta Shopee natin maayos, sigurado tayo buhay tayo. Hangga’t may benta may pag-asa!”

 

Hardworking and dedicated Shopee Xpress rider Jgiggs Elmido

 

A Shopee Xpress rider faces many strugglesadjusting to routes and managing deliveries, to name a fewbut they’re no match for Jggigs Elmido. As a father, husband, and student, he had to make ends meet in order to provide for his young family, give them the best future, and finish his studies.

 

After taking a break from school to take care of his newborn baby, Jgiggs worked as a Shopee Xpress Rider. Through his job as a rider, Jgiggs was able to reach milestones he had set for himself, such as buying his own phone and motorcycle, building his own home, paying for his studies, and supporting his family.

 

In just one day, Jggigs would attend class, spend time with his family, and deliver orders until the evening. He admits that raising a young family, being a rider, and pursuing a degree at the same time was stressful, but he proves to be one tough cookie that can’t be deterred. While achieving dreams is never easy, for Jgiggs, determination is key. “Lahat naman mahirap. Pero kung may gusto kang makamit, gagawan mo ng paraan.”

 

Jgiggs feels immensely grateful for the opportunity to become a good provider for his family. His flexible working hours as a rider allowed him to earn income to support his family, spend quality time with them, and finish his degree.

 

With his strong fighting spirit, Jggigs was able to graduate and proudly stand as the provider for his family. He concludes, “Ang laki ng utang na loob ko kay Shopee.”

 

Shopee has empowered its buyers, sellers, and riders to find a silver lining even in the toughest of challenges and say, “Salamat, Shopee!” What’s your Kwentong Shopee?

 

Watch Maricris, Biboy, and Jgiggs share their Kwentong Shopee here: https://youtu.be/CzW8rSQhyKk.

 

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 & Taiwan. Shopee connects shoppers, brands, and sellers across Asia and other fast-growing markets, empowering anyone to buy and sell anywhere and at any time.

Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.

Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.

 

 

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