Tuesday, January 24, 2023

‘A COMPLETE SUCCESS’ Face-to-face Dinagyang exceeded expectations

 


ILOILO City – With thousands of domestic and foreign visitors packing various festival activities, Dinagyang’s return to the city’s streets exceeded expectations, according to Mayor Jerry P. Treñas.

A “complete success” was how he described the festival’s return to a face-to-face celebration after two years of restrictions due to the coronavirus disease pandemic.

“Everyone wanted a strong comeback…It was a complete success and this showed that Dinagyang and our Sto. Niño are beyond politics,” added Treñas.

Dinagyang Festival is known far and wide for its participants’ impressive choreography and striking costumes that reflect Ilonggo ingenuity, craftsmanship and artistry.

Treñas congratulated the Iloilo Festivals Foundation, Inc. (IFFI), organizer of Dinagyang 2023, the participating tribes and corporate sponsors, among others.

“I acknowledge all our sponsors from the private sector for their significant contributions in the success of Dinagyang. Of course, sa inyo tanan, mga pinalangga ko nga Ilonggo. Ang tanan nga ini bangud sa inyo kag para man sa inyo. Your strong support in all our activities played a meaningful role in the overall success of the festival,” said Treñas.

The festival’s top sponsor was SM City Iloilo; it also served as venue for many Dinagyang activities, including the first-ever Dinagyang Ilomination on Jan.21, Batchoy Festival, festival costumes exhibit, and concert of various performing artists including Asia’s Pop Heartthrob Darren Espanto, among others.

The festivities were graced by no less than First Lady of the Philippines Atty. Liza Araneta Marcos and some prominent government officials including House Speaker Martin Romualdez, Senators Risa Hontiveros, Jinggoy Estrada, Mark Villar, Francis Tolentino, Bong Revilla, former senator Franklin Drilon, among others. YouTube sensation Small Laude, broadcast journalist Karen Davila, lifestyle columnist and philanthropist Tessa Prieto Valdez, television presenter and entrepreneur Tim Yap were also there to join the festivities. They were warmly welcomed by Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas and SM Supermalls president Steven Tan.





Several dignitaries form foreign embassies attended the festivities as well: Romanian Ambassador to the Philippines HE Raduta Dana Matache with Mr. Constantin Matache ;  Indonesian Ambassador to the Philippines HE Agus Widjojo and his wife, Mme. Ranny Agus Widjojo; Royal Thai Ambassador to the Philippines HE Tull Traisorat;  Royal Norwegian Ambassador to the Philippines HE Christian Halaas Lyster;  Hungary Ambassador to the Philippines HE Titanilla Toth; Embassy of Polland Ambassador to the Philippines HE Jaroslaw Szczepankiewicz ; Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka Charge d'Affaires, a.i. Ms. P.G.P. Kaushalya; Consul General of Japan in Cebu  Hideki Yamaji; and Embassy of the United States in the Philippines Chief Consuls Kristofer Graf and Leo Balantac;

Dinagyang is the Hiligaynon word for revelry or "merrymaking." The festival is Iloilo City’s version of the Ati-atihan celebrations widely observed not only in Panay Island but also in other parts of the country.

Two of the many foreign dignitaries who graced the festival were full of praises.


 

Monday, January 23, 2023

Property Access Disrupting the Real Estate Market


For more than 5 years, Property Access already established solidifying their position as one of the top overseas real estate companies in Japan, PropertyAccess discusses during their press briefing on January 24, 2023, at New World Makati Hotel the recent trends in Property Technology (PropTech for short) and the potential impact of 
its technologies like property securitization and property virtualization on the real estate industry alongside their overall brand position in the local and overseas markets.


Andy Roberts — the company’s Chief Operations Officer and Digital Co-Founder with over 18 years of experience running agencies and technology companies in Australia, the Philippines, and Indonesia — will be spearheading this discussion with special contributions from PropertyAccessCEO Hiroki Kazato and CRO & Co-Founder Sheila Bayion.




With the evolution of the world wide web itself towards a new standard called Web 3.0, associated technology such as Al, machine learning, blockchain, and 3D visualization will take an increasingly central role in all aspects of the property market over the next 5 to 10 years. Some elements such as smart contracts, property securitization, and property virtualization are already available and are propelling the real estate industry forward into its next era.

Alongside this ongoing web evolution is PropertyAccess’ technological expansion through its ontine platforms that support borderless transactions. They have created a structure that enables quick deployment of web assets appropriated across different global markets — namely Japan, South Korea, and the Philippines — by utilizing a centralized database of content, translations, and data collection. With this, they guarantee to deliver their promise of finding properties faster, buying smarter, and investing bigger in their local and overseas communities.

To date, PropertyAccess has registered approximately $90M worth of Southeast Asian properties, sold over P3.6B worth of properties in the Philippines, and partnered with more than 70 companies around the world. These milestones were achieved through their understanding of foreign markets, especially Japan and South Korea.

Since 2018, Philippine properties have been especially attractive to Japanese buyers with conglomerates and private investors purchasing office and residential properties in bulk. PropertyAccess, being a Japanese-Singaporean company, has made good use of this purchasing behavior and its connection to the Japanese market to close numerous investment deals for Philippine partner developers. On the other hand, the South Korean market is an emerging market with a great purchasing appetite for Philippine real estate. For this reason,

PropertyAccess has established a South Korean division in 2021 to cater to this market and engage with its untapped potential.

Philippine real estate is a continuously growing multifaceted industry. Equipped with vast knowledge of the local and global markets, PropertyAccess has developed a website catering to the needs and wants of Filipino property seekers and agents. With the country having high smartphone usage rates, it is thoughtfully designed for mobile users with weak to strong internet connections to accommodate thousands of unique website goers.

PropertyAccess.ph boasts of its great user experience backed with intuitive UI/UX, quick and relevant search results, and carefully curated up-to-date property listings. It is an approachable platform with real estate content accessible to all. The brand ensures to deliver top-quality service and uphoids data privacy so that its community can get the full premium and trustworthy experience. Overall, PropertyAccess aims to help property seekers and property agents to the opportunities they deserve.

In the long run, the company intends to continue to elevate the ways real estate can be consumed. PropertyAccess will pursue fully establishing an integrated global platform that enables seamless transactions from all over the world.


MR.DIY shares top household items you didn't know you needed this 2023

 

With the holiday season officially over, now is a good time to re-evaluate and set new goals for 2023. Whatever your new year’s resolution is, MR.DIY is here to help you achieve it by providing the most useful things at home for your convenience! 

Whether you’re looking at sprucing up your home or taking time to prioritize self-care in 2023, here are household items you can easily buy at the largest one-stop shop for home improvement.

# 1 – Design and decorate your furniture and interior spaces


A brand-new year often symbolizes new beginnings, but starting anew doesn’t necessarily mean leaving everything behind. Do not let your dilapidated but still functioning home furniture go to waste; restore them with wooden PVC foil. If you want to further amplify your space and give it a fresh new look, opt for a nice wallpaper that you can install in any part of your home effortlessly. MR.DIY offers a variety of wallpaper designs and PVC foils that you can choose from!

# 2 – Spice up your bathroom 


The bathroom is one of the areas of your home that needs the most attention. Thankfully, MR.DIY has cleaning aids and tools such as a toilet brush set, toilet bowl deodorizer, and gel air freshener to help you get rid of the unnecessary dirt and smell in your bathroom. While you’re at it, add a bathroom holder to keep your vanity and shower area organized!

# 3 – Organize and declutter your space


Keeping your home clean is one way to have a clear mind. Avoid building up clutter with MR.DIY’s storage boxes. Having these home basics will save you from doing trivial tasks and give you more time for more important household chores. As you organize and tidy up, it is inevitable to spot some dirt along the way. Upgrade your regular sponges to MR.DIY’s sponge handles to make it easier for you to scrub those hard surfaces with a sturdy grip

# 4 – Kitchen essentials to keep you prepared and on-the-go


Moving on to kitchen essentials — why not give your refrigerator an upgrade? With all the food stock left behind over the holidays and the Lunar New Year, it’s not a bad idea to clean out your fridge. Upgrade your refrigerator tidying up game for as low as 50 Php!

Come do your post-Christmas and Lunar New Year essentials haul at MR.DIY! Come check out these items and many more when you head to any of MR.DIY’s branches in the Philippines. With over 300 stores, you can surely find a store near you today!

To learn more about MR.DIY and its products, visit www.mrdiy.com/ph. You may also follow /mrdiyPH on Facebook, and @mrdiy.philippines on Instagram and Tiktok for updates and upcoming promos.

About MR.DIY

MR D.I.Y. is the largest home improvement retailer with more than 2,000 stores across Southeast Asia including Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Philippines, Cambodia, India, and Europe in Turkey and Spain. The home improvement retailer has dedicated itself to making a positive difference in the lives of its valued customers by offering convenience at all its stores nationwide.

All MR. D.I.Y. stores are managed directly and the company often works in collaboration with other mass merchandise retailers or owners of malls or shopfront properties. MR. D.I.Y. stores offer a wide selection of — approximately 18,000 SKUs — across 5 major categories, namely hardware; household and furnishing; electrical; stationery and sports equipment products; and others (comprising amongst others toys, car accessories, jewellery, and cosmetics).

The company strives to put customers first by operating an innovative business that is flexible when it comes to providing a wide variety of products, good quality, and value-for-money, holding true to the Company’s motto of “ALWAYS LOW PRICES”.

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Herbalife Nutrition Philippines donates over 2,000 school kits to children in need

 


Herbalife Nutrition Philippines recently marked its 28th year by helping Filipino children. Together with global non-profit Herbalife Nutrition Foundation (HNF), Herbalife Nutrition Philippines provided over 2,000 school kits to children in need through  Tuloy Foundation.

 

Tuloy Foundation seeks to help homeless and abandoned youth and children by providing them with a safe home and education.

 

“At Herbalife, we believe in harnessing our resources to give back to the community. We hope that we’ll be able to create a positive impact on needy children in the country through working with our Casa Herbalife Nutrition Program partner Tuloy Foundation,” said Allan Domingo, General Manager, Herbalife Nutrition Philippines.

Tuloy Foundation also provides character-building, sports and development programs for youth as well as, alternative-learning and vocational training for school-aged children  housed in the center, and those  from surrounding low income communities.

 



Allan Domingo, General Manager, Herbalife Nutrition Philippines, shares how the company is committed to help partner casa.

 

“We have grown exponentially fast and wide from 12 kids in 1993 to now housing over 200 resident kids and 150 non-resident kids, and we wouldn’t have made it this far if it weren’t for our loyal partners. I would like to thank Herbalife for their never-ending support in providing food on our table and infusing a healthy culture in our lives. May they continue to create an impact on the children’s lives, one child at a time.” said Fr. Rocky, Founder, Tuloy Foundation

 

The Casa Herbalife Nutrition Program is the flagship program of Herbalife Nutrition Foundation and aims to improve the lives of children in need by partnering with existing charities to provide healthy meals and nutrition education to children around the world. The Program currently supports 167 orphanages, hospitals, schools, and other organizations in 59 countries. In the Philippines, there are two Herbalife casas and over 750 children are benefiting from the said program.

 

 

About Herbalife Nutrition Ltd.

Herbalife Nutrition (NYSE: HLF) is a global company that has been changing people's lives with great nutrition products and a business opportunity for its independent distributors since 1980. The Company offers science-backed products to consumers in 95 markets through entrepreneurial distributors who provide one-on-one coaching and a supportive community that inspires their customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle. Through the Company’s commitment to nourish people, communities and planet, Herbalife Nutrition pledges to achieve 50 million positive impacts – tangible acts of good – by 2030, its 50th anniversary.

 

PARADISE DYNASTY : The ANG Foodie Family's place for hearty authentic Chinese meal



What do you have in mind after coming up with a schedule of meeting up with family or friends? Of course, a place where to share a good meal or two. With my foodie family, it is a must to first agree where we will dine before we leave our place.


For this Chinese New Year 2023 celebration, we decided to spend our early dinner at SM Aura, Taguig, where Paradise Dynasty is situated. We celebrated with my only sister who also grew up loving chopsticks because she loves Chinese food.


Our family just keep on coming back here because of their authentic Chinese dishes, actually . We do have our favorite  Xiao Long Bao and we are a super fan of their original flavor.  Easy authentic soup dumpling that you have to eat the proper so you can enjoy the hot soup inside.  


Paradise Dynasty is known to be the 1st World’s International 8 Flavors XLB. A delicate dimsum with soup inside it. Better find the technic how to eat it without breaking it before you put it in your mouth. What I do, I use chopsticks to pick on the tip gently while the other hand with soup spoon to support it from breaking


If you are the adventurous type, better try the legendary Xiao Long Bao 8 flavours such as original, luffa gourd, foie gras, black truffle, crab roe, cheese, garlic and Szechuan, the same order of how it should be eaten. You don’t have to worry, there is a guide on the table. 


Take your Xiao Long Bao experience to the next level. Though I’m already happy and satisfied with the original flavor. You may give it a try. 




Our meal will not be complete without having their Stir-fried Shredded Pork in black bean sauce served with Chinese crepes. There is something about this dish that I don't like to miss it every time we dine here.
₱388



Here's how my babies eat their Shredded Pork 



La Mian with Braised Pork Belly in Signature Pork Bone Soup at ₱330

This  kind of ramen, the Chinese version, is something to fill your tummy with tasty soup and real flavorful tender meat. That's my young foodie's choice. You will never go wrong with their noodles as they are served hot with complete toppings of egg, braised pork, seaweeds, mushroom, bok choy and spring onion.




Stir-fried Broccoli with Garlic at ₱288. My sister's choice. This simple vegetable dish is obviously healthy with its garlicky goodness. Best paired with wanton soup according to my foodie sister.  




Vegetable and Pork Wanton in Signature Pork Bone Soup at ₱238

It was my foodie sister's first time to try this dish. She love the rich taste of the soup that is so good with the pork wanton. Best for moments of feeling under the weather.



Braised Tofu with Sliced Pork with Mushrooms at ₱288 with thick sauce that makes all the ingredients mixed well together and creates a good sauteed 



Crispy Sweet & Sour Pork  ₱288

Mr. Ang’s personal favorite as the carnivore in the family. And also a staple food for us whenever we crave something Chinese. Perfect comfort food a long week of hard work.


The crispy pork chunks combined with the right flavor of sweet and sour taste can satisfy your cravings for it's balance of taste. While the pineapple, onion and bell pepper complete this dish.




Chinese Bun (deep-fried) at  ₱75 (3 pcs.) Surprisingly, it's still under the dimsum menu. You'll enjoy its puffy texture, just a take pinch and dip it to condensed milk served on the side and you are good go.



Chilled Glutinous Rice Roll with Red Bean paste topped with Grated nuts at  ₱168. A Chinese New Year celebration will not be complete without the presence of



For a good meal of gourmet menu with scrumptious authentic Chinese cuisine, Paradise Dynasty is our go-to place. The ANG Foodie Family's happy place for happy tummy. 


The ANG Foodie Family

You may visit the the following branches below:


Paradise Dynasty at The Podium
2/L, The Podium
ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
Seating Capacity: 135 
VIP Room A: 16 | VIP Room B: 14 
Tel: 8 682 8333
Opening Hours Monday to Sunday – 10:00am to 10:00pm


Paradise Dynasty at SM Aura
2/L, SM Aura
26th Street corner McKinley Parkway, Taguig City
Seating Capacity: 116
VIP Room A: 10 | VIP Room B: 10
Tel: 8 478 3333
Opening Hours Monday to Sunday – 10:00am to 10:00pm


Paradise Dynasty at S Maison
2/L, S Maison at the Conrad,
Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Seating Capacity: 120 
VIP Room: 12
Tel: 8 828 8333
Opening Hours Monday to Sunday – 11:00am to 11:00pm



http://paradisedynasty.ph/


Thursday, January 19, 2023

"Make Time for Me-Time" and make self-care a priority this 2023


When was the last time you took some time off from your busy bee life? And do you feel guilty at times when you go out for grocery and enjoy almost haft of your day just checking the shelves even without the intention of buying stuff there? Things like doing grocery is already a time for myself or a "me-time".

Yes, “Me TIME”, does it sound familiar to you? Have you heard it often from a friend, someone closed or related to you? Or do you use it yourself as your term for break time?

As we all go through stages in life where we definitely graduate, though others stay much longer than expected, we all still continue to the next stage and move forward.  At this point in my life, I am now on this stage where my priorities have changed and I’m loving it.  Being a fulltime mom, wife, daughter, sister, and all-around Jack-of-all-trades, time is of the essence.

I remember, after giving birth to my beautiful daughter, I noticed that my shower time was shorten. I don’t know if some of you can relate to this. I have to attend to my child’s need first before I can take a quick pause like “washroom break”.  Because we struggled keeping a good house help, it led us to a major decision to leave teaching job to go full-time stay at home mom.  Something that I will never regret doing. 

Being a first-time mom, choosing my daughter or family first changed me a lot. From downsizing my closet to focusing on my family’s needs first.  But as time goes by, I realized that there are moments when I also wish to have some time alone. Like doing grocery time alone, driving alone, gardening alone…like alone time? This generation prepare calling it as ME Time.

It is a fact that the sandwich generation, individuals who are taking care of both their aging parents and own family simultaneously - are often overwhelmed and pressured to provide for their family’s needs. This may lead them to neglect their own needs, leaving them no room for the most important person in their lives - themselves. 


Self-care is an integral part of maintaining our overall health. In a study, self-care is defined as the ability to care for oneself through awareness, self-control, and self-reliance in order to achieve, maintain, or promote optimal health and well-being. 

bubble bath time



Managing how your emotions affect your loved ones. Emotions are contagious. Your loved ones, especially people close to you, can sense it when you’re happy, upset, or angry—and your feelings may be transferred to them. Being healthy and happy on your own first is a way to share the positive energy. Radiating positive thoughts will help draw in good things to you and the people around you. 

devotional time


Having mental space for happiness. When you are rested, you feel happier in doing fun activities, compared to when you’re overworked, anxious, or stressed. When you're burned out, you lose the mental capacity to be happy just being, let alone enjoy whatever other fun pastime you've planned. You must take breaks to make room for the things that are meant to be enjoyed. 




Treating resting as a necessity, not an option. When you live to please everyone around you, just to stay polite and avoid issues, you tend to sacrifice "me-time" to meet everyone's needs. When you push yourself past your limit, your body goes into survival mode, and burnout turns into a vicious spiral. You need rest and you must allow yourself time to recalibrate, reset, finding time to make sure that your focus is on yourself, even if this could be in the form of saying “no.”! 




Keeping yourself healthy. Stress can be beneficial at times, but only when necessary. Based on research conducted by associates from the University of California, some amounts of stress are good to push you to just to the level of optimal alertness and performance. But you need to know your limits. Working too hard causes too much stress, which can weaken your immune system and invite sickness and disease to come along. When you are sick, your body is telling you to rest—and no one can listen to that other than you. 

When we choose ourselves, we are often afraid to come off as selfish. However, we need to understand that we also need to take care of ourselves in order to care of our loved ones even better,” said AXA Philippines Chief Marketing Officer Nandy Villar. “It is time to leave behind this guilt and commit to making time for me-time. We at AXA Philippines are here as your partner to support you in achieving holistic health this year and beyond.”

To be worry-free in 2023, you need a partner who can help you feel safe. AXA Health Care Access is a comprehensive health insurance plan that covers all potential healthcare needs, from prevention and diagnosis to hospitalization and treatments. Select plans even include teleconsultation and mental health services, to truly cover your holistic wellbeing.

AXA Philippines also has health plans that cover exams to diagnose critical illnesses that must be dealt with immediately. AXA's Health Start plan covers critical illnesses, including cancers that affect women. This is especially favorable for mothers because they can also choose to share the coverage with their child. AXA also has other health insurance options, such as the Health Start Lite plan. This already covers the top three critical illnesses, namely cancer, stroke, and heart attack, as well as nine minor critical illnesses to which women may be predisposed.

AXA also offers Global Health Access, a health plan which offers best-in-class global health coverage of up to PHP 100 million and comprises the diagnosis and prevention of illnesses through extensive medical checks and outpatient benefits, cancer coverage, reimbursement supplements, as well as cash benefits for pregnant women.

Taking care of your family entails taking care of yourself as well. Making time for me-time is an essential component of self-care and overall health and well-being. With an AXA health insurance plan, you can also be financially healthy and have an additional layer of security against health issues, allowing you to truly enjoy having time for yourself and your family as you move forward in life this year.

For more information about AXA Philippines’ health offerings visit axa.com.ph/health-protection.



ABOUT AXA PHILIPPINES FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Established in 1999, AXA Philippines is one of the largest and fastest growing insurance companies Media Relations: in the country. It offers financial security to close to 2 million individuals through its group and Nikki Constantino individual life insurance as well as general insurance products.

AXA Philippines is one of the first to introduce bancassurance operations in the country, and is among the pioneers in the investment-linked insurance sector.


AXA now offers a complete range of products for all its customers’ insurance and financial protection needs, including savings and investments, health plans, income protection; and fire, car, personal accident, and more. 

AXA Philippines is a joint venture between the AXA Group, headquartered in France, GT Capital Jam Bufi Holdings, Inc. (GT Capital), a leading listed conglomerate in the Philippines, and Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company (Metrobank), one of the Philippines’ largest financial institutions. It is duly recognized by the 1 and has following licenses to operate: 2019/37-R for AXA and 2019/40-R.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

"Bawal Ang Marupok" latest campaign was launched by Uratex Monoblock

 


Now, as a mom, I already have the mindset of settling not on what is cheap and just affordable in the market when it comes to safety of my child and family. Plastic chairs, tables and drawers are often used in Filipino households, workplaces, and various establishments. Regardless of size, layout, and design preference, these must-have essentials have proven their importance to furnish and transform a space into a functional, conducive place that can be easily redesigned whenever needed.

Due to the high demand, various brands produce plastic home furnishing items, specifically monobloc chairs, to make them more accessible and available to consumers. However, not all are made the same. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through the Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) has implemented guidelines and standards to ensure quality and safety – requiring all manufacturers, distributors, and importers of monobloc chairs and stools to apply for the mandatory Philippine Standard (PS) mark – a proof that the product passed the standards set by the DTI-BPS.

In line with its mission to provide the best quality products and address the desire of the consumers for durable and value for money items, Uratex Monoblock is one of the plastic furniture brands that adhered and passed the mandatory tests and requirements set by the DTI-BPS for monobloc chairs and stool; the first brand in the Philippines to passed  the Level 5 of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) – ISO 7173, the highest plastic furniture standard in the country.

 

 

Why Bawal Ang Marupok?

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the brand launched the Bawal ang Marupok campaign with the goal to educate and equip the market on how to be keen and discerning when it comes to investing in plastic chairs and avoid marupok or brittle ones that can potentially harm them. One of the ways that the brand emphasized is to check the warning label to see if the chair has PS certification and recommended seat load capacity for safety and assurance.

Moreover, the campaign aims to highlight the brand’s ongoing thrust and purpose to nurture and protect its consumers by providing top-notch quality products that are not just ergonomic in design, but are also durable and will stand the test of time.

In the recently held campaign media launch at Eton Centris, on January 17, 2023, Uratex Monoblock conducted a forum led by Uratex Monoblock Business Unit Director Dindo Medina, Department of Trade & Industry-Bureau of Philippine Standards (DTI-BPS) Assistant Director Ferdinand L. Manfoste and Department of Science & Technology - Forest Products Research & Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) Deputy Director Rico Cabangon as part of the panel. During the panel discussion, Mr. Medina explained the objective, rationale, and inspiration behind the Bawal Ang Marupok campaign while Mr. Ferdinand Manfoste and Mr. Rico Cabangon explained why Uratex Monoblock chairs easily pass, if not exceed industry standards. Both industry experts shared their insights on the safety and durability of Uratex Monoblock chairs.



“Uratex Monoblock’s passion has always been to provide our consumers with quality items,” Mr. Medina shared. “With the Bawal ang Marupok campaign, we aim to further communicate Uratex Monoblock’s standard for excellent craftsmanship, as well as to educate consumers to be more discerning of the quality and durability of plastic chairs as they value the safety of their family.”

Apart from industry experts, Mommy celebrities, Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio and Camille Prats Yambao graced the event to share their thoughts and actual experiences – highlighting their role as a mom to be alert and well-informed with regards to buying quality household items for the home.

“For me, my family’s safety always comes first,” Rica shared. “Whenever I purchase items for our home, I always consider how the item can serve our family. Is it safe? Is it durable? Can it last for a long time?”

“Monobloc chairs have been a Filipino household staple, but I agree that not all are made the same,” Camille said. “I really agree with Uratex Monoblock’s campaign, bawal talaga ang marupok. It’s really an invitation for every Filipino home to give importance to products that are safe and durable,” she added.




Media invitees were also given a short walk-through of how Uratex Monoblock chairs are being tested before they go out to the market. They also got to participate in various strength tests that ensure the durability of Uratex Monoblock chairs.

Uratex Monoblock chairs come in various designs and styles and are both BPS and ISO Level 5 certified. They are guaranteed safe and durable, can withstand time, and can hold up to 200 kilos. With its recent campaign launch, Uratex Monoblock is a living proof that quality and durability matters – Bawal ang Marupok!

To learn more about Uratex Monoblock and its products, visit uratex.com.ph/collections/monoblocks. You may also follow/uratexmonoblockchairs on Facebook, and @uratexmonoblock on Instagram for updates and upcoming promos.

About Uratex Monoblock

Established in 1993, Uratex Monoblock is a brand of high quality, stylish and durable –  made from strong solid plastic – plastic furniture that is widely used in homes, offices, restaurants, and other establishments and institutions. For three decades, Uratex Monoblock has assured its customers of the durability and quality of its products through accreditations and recognitions by both the national government and other local and international organizations.


Boehringer Ingelheim and Sun Life strengthens partnership to make quality healthcare education more accessible to Filipinos

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