Thursday, December 31, 2020

Nobu Manila Restaurant at City of Dreams highlights a Special New Year Omakase

Welcome a brighter 2021 with Nobu Manila's enticing six-course Omakase New Year dinner, showcasing the best of Japanese-Peruvian cuisine popularized by the renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa

Setting a jovial mood to welcome 2021, Nobu Manila at City of Dreams Manila highlights an enticing six-course Omakase New Year dinner menu exclusively available on December 31 and January 1, 2021.

At P6,210 nett per person, inclusive of a complimentary glass of champagne, Nobu Manila’s New Year Omakase brings out the best of Japanese-Peruvian flavors. It commences with the chef’s Zensai selection to tease the palate for the six courses that follow, starting with the Nine Assorted Nobu Canapés consisting of: Jalapeño, Salmon Karashi su miso, Lapu Lapu Tiradito, Eel Sushi, Shrimp Maui Salsa Sushi, Sashimi Salad, Pork Taco, Wagyu Gyoza, and Softshell Crab Roll. 

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

New Year's Eve 2020 at The Peninsula Manila


In these challenging times, celebrating the holidays with friends and family feels especially meaningful. On New Year’s Eve, when the comfort of gathering with loved ones is now more important than ever, The Peninsula Manila is extending a warm invitation to all to rediscover time-honored family traditions to create magical holiday moments safely and joyfully. 

Monday, December 28, 2020

Joy, delivered: Jollibee App gets over 1M downloads!

Jollibee celebrates with its 1M users on the Jollibee Deliver App via exclusive discounts and promos! 

Jollibee is definitely bringing Joy online through the Jollibee App, with its easy-to-use and convenient features that makes ordering your favorite meals a breeze. In just a few months since the Jollibee App was launched last September 2020, the mobile app has quickly racked up to 1 million downloads to date!

To thank its loyal patrons and as a special holiday perk, Jollibee is extending its app-exclusive promo that gives customers P50 off for every P500 worth of purchase and P100 off for a minimum order of P1,000 for delivery orders. This special treat is available on the Jollibee App until December 31, 2020. Whether it’s to satisfy that craving for a Jollibee Super Meal, Jolly Spaghetti Pan, or for some mealtime family bonding over a Chickenjoy bucket, Jollibee lovers have more reasons to have their langhap-sarap favorites delivered!

4 kitchen safety tips when using LPG

As everyone continues to stay at home, people have been spending a lot of their time in the kitchen lately – from preparing daily meals and trying out new recipes, to cooking with the kids and of course, enjoying homecooked meals with the entire family. With this, kitchen safety is more important than ever, and it starts with securing all the tools and equipment, including making sure your LPG cylinders are safe and professionally installed.

Solane, a leading LPG provider in the country, offers these safety tips on the use of LPG to make cooking at home a safe and enjoyable experience.

Here’s How Your McDonald’s Happy Meal Purchase Made A Child Happy This Holiday Season

Turnover ceremony in Marikina City with Mayor Marcelino "Marcy" Teodoro

Preparations for the holidays are on its peak, with many of us looking forward to a time of rest and celebration, eager to leave behind the year that was and start anew. And while we may get caught up in all this holiday hustle, let’s not forget what this season is truly about— the spirit of giving. 

With 2020 coming to an end, it’s time to sit back and be grateful for coming this far. Quite a year indeed, it has shown us it takes a united community to overcome these challenges. And that is why McDonald’s has invited the Filipinos to come together and mark the end of the year with bright smiles on everyone’s faces. 

Celebrities ask everyone to support World Vision’s Noche Buena initiative

World Vision continues its annual Christmas tradition with the Noche Buena campaign and as the child-focused organization moves forward, World Vision celebrity ambassadors and supporters help bring the Christmas spirit to Filipino children and families in need.

World Vision celebrity ambassadors Ogie Alcasid, Enzo Pineda, and Gelli Victor together with World Vision loyal sponsor Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo encourage more people to join the Noche Buena campaign and be part of the advocacy.

“I am so glad to be part of World Vision’s annual Noche Buena campaign even amid the pandemic. I hope people will continue supporting this initiative as not everyone can even afford a Noche Buena meal to celebrate Christmas,” says Mr. Ogie Alcasid

By giving a one-time donation of at least Php 1,000, sponsors and donors can help provide two (2) families with a Noche Buena gift that contains ingredients for Filipinos’ holiday favorites, spaghetti and fruit salad.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Culinary Yuletide Wishes Come True at Diamond Hotel

Diamond Hotel Honey Glazed Ham

The festive season will be merrier with culinary masterpieces that will make your celebrations and gift-giving truly momentous.   From yuletide banquets to customary tokens of sweet treats, there's something for one and all during this wonderful time of the year at Diamond Hotel Philippines. 

Whether you are preparing a holiday dinner for the family or planning intimate gatherings, serve up savory platters that will surely be the showcase of the yuletide spread. Partake any of the finest gourmet favorites such as Slow Roasted US Choice Rib Eye, Honey Glazed Leg of Ham, Lechon de Leche (Roasted Suckling Pig), Baked Mediterranean Crusted Norwegian Salmon,  Christmas Turkey, Porchetta (Roasted Pork Belly Roulade), or Juicy Chicken Relleno; and enjoy the laughter and good tidings that complement every bite.  Savor meat and seafood of the highest quality, seasoned and brimming with flavor, prepared by the hotel's talented team of chefs.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Share the Love, Spread the Cheer this Christmas with Red Ribbon’s Holiday Specials


While this year’s Christmas is like no other, the season’s message and meaning remind us that despite the year’s challenges, there have been a few important things such as love and sharing that uplifted the spirit and have helped us get through this unprecedented crisis. To continue sharing that love and paying the kindness forward are among the best ways we can meaningfully celebrate this Christmas.

Red Ribbon helps us do just that—to Share the Love & Spread the Cheer through Red Ribbon’s Holiday Specials! Watch this heartwarming video from Red Ribbon to find out more.

New Solane video spreads hope and joy this Christmas

To celebrate the Christmas season this year, Solane created a special Holiday-themed video titled, “Alab ng Pasko,” which aims to spread hope and joy to viewers as it features heartwarming stories of families who have been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The heartfelt video has been uploaded on Solane's official Facebook (  and Youtube ( pages and has since garnered thousands of views.

As seen in the video, prolonged quarantine periods have been difficult for a lot of Filipinos, especially those who lost their jobs and livelihood. Among them are three fathers – Raymond Santos, a painter; Mario Balmes, a jeepney driver; and Frederick Faller, airport taxi driver – whose touching stories made the rounds on social media. All of them have struggled and have resorted to extreme measures just to make ends meet during the pandemic. Through it all, these fathers showed strength amid adversities by standing by their families and finding ways to survive.

Meaningful Holidays at the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

This year’s celebration of the Holidays takes on new meaning in light of how 2020 has affected how the World feels and behaves. Amidst the changes that the global community has experienced, Marco Polo Ortigas Manila chooses to embrace the bright possibilities that have yet to come to light. In line with its optimistic theme of “Travel with Your Heart,” the Hotel has prepared Holiday meals inspired by flavourful travels.

“True to the Marco Polo promise of ‘Explore. Discover. Experience,.’ our promotions and activities encourage us all to look forward to better, brighter, and safer days for travel,” said Colin Healy, Task Force General Manager at the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila. “It is in the spirit of our hope as a community that we come together and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas safely and confidence,” he added. 

Making your dishes tastier with truffle this Holiday season

The approaching holiday season gives us the opportunity to celebrate all the things we are thankful with our families, despite a long and challenging year. Of course, meals are a special part of a Filipino family celebration and this year, why not find ways to make them extra special?

One way to level up your holiday meals is with truffle oil and sauce, a highly versatile ingredient that can significantly enhance the flavor and aroma of a wide variety of dishes. This has been used by restaurants to give ordinary recipes an extra boost in flavor and a unique twist. 

Umbria Terra Di Tartufi, an Italian brand distributed by Dygen Food Ventures, Inc., has a roster of artisan products including truffle oils and sauces are made with pure ingredients from the luxuriant area of Valnerina, the green heart of Italy, and do not contain any artificial colors, additives, or preservatives. Their products were created with years of research on the unique and authentic flavor of the truffle.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

McDonald’s brings fun and mischief with its new Minions 2 Happy Meal

Get a chance to find and take home the rare Golden Minion!

From the hit Despicable Me franchise, the world’s favorite little yellow trouble makers are back with more mischief as they arrive in the nearest McDonald’s store near you!

Adding in to the fun of the family’s holiday celebrations, McDonald’s introduces

 its newest set of collectibles with the Minions 2 Happy Meal. These much-anticipated toys will come in 15 new designs, with their quirky yellow charm making it hard for anyone to resist. But the fun doesn’t stop there— each Minion comes with a rare Golden Minion version, making this collection all the more special. To add to the excitement each Minion toy comes in a mystery ball capsule for that surprise unboxing moment, making the hunt for each design all more thrilling!

Be a buddy to mother nature with Nestle Chuckie’s paper straws

Did you know that the Philippines is the top 3 contributor to ocean pollution among all the countries?* Waste in landfills and oceans are piling up due to the surge of waste that increased especially during the pandemic. It is an important time to accelerate our reduction of plastic waste, and to search for recyclable materials. 

One way to do this is to replace items that have alternatives to plastics, like replacing plastic straws with paper straws which are designed for recycling, so that we can shift towards a more eco-friendly lifestyle. 

foodpanda reaches 100th city in the Philippines


Delivering on its promise to serve more Filipinos nationwide, foodpanda Philippines announces its biggest milestone to date with the opening of its 100th location in the country.

“This month is a celebration of our growing foodpanda family here in the Philippines,” said Daniel Marogy, foodpanda Philippines Managing Director. “Let us raise our glasses—or food orders, if you will—to foodpanda Philippines’s 100-location milestone, it’s the type of achievement that inspires us to work harder and bring our services to even more locations around the country.”

      foodpanda marks the occasion with a motorcade featuring local riders and the unveiling of the 100th City Marker, replete with pink pyro musicals and an official lighting ceremony. The branded installation is to be placed on-ground for iconicity to mark as foodpanda Philippines’ 100th City.

Celebrate the Holidays with these real’ good recipes


Kids and adults look forward to celebrating the holidays with gifts and good food. While Christmas might be different this year, you can still make it special by dining with your loved ones on some home-cooked family favorites.

If you’re looking for ideas for your Noche Buena feast, here are some easy-to-cook and delicious recipes that you can try. Level it up even further by using El Real.

Biggest Popeyes branch in South East Asia open at SM MOA

The biggest Popeyes restaurant in South East Asia has just opened its doors to Filipino diners! 

Located at Level 1, South Entertainment Mall of SM Mall of Asia, the newest Popeyes restaurant boasts of an impressive 200 seating capacity. With such a spacious dining area, you don’t need to worry about social distancing when grabbing your favorite Louisiana-inspired treats at this branch.  

Its strategic location – it is easily accessible from the airport, major hotels, BPOs and entertainment venues -- makes it easier for diners to enjoy Popeyes’ irresistibly tasty menu items such as the America’s Famous Fried Chicken, light, buttery, and flaky Honey Biscuits, the meaty and cheesy Popeyes Spaghetti, the crispy Cajun fries, and, of course, the must try U.S. Spicy Chicken Sandwich! To ensure the wellbeing of the customers, health measures and safety protocols are strictly implemented in the store. 

Catch the Holiday Feels at New World Makati Hotel with Festive Dining Feasts & Gift-Worthy Treats

Cafe 1228 Festive Feast

New World Makati Hotel invites family and friends for that much-awaited Christmas celebration to cap off an unforgettable year. Those looking to come together for a holiday like no other will find an array of festive dining feasts as well as gift-worthy treats to share with those they hold near and dear.

Gift-worthy Goodies at The Shop

New World Makati Hotel’s Christmas hampers and baked goodies at The Shop are an ideal way to show loved ones how special and cherished they are.

Readily made hamper boxes come in three varieties: Grand, Deluxe, and the large and small Tangerine Box. The largest one is the Grand box which includes a fruit cake, chocolate tree, rocky road marshmallows, pralines box of 20, Christmas stollen bread, Christmas cookies, chocolate Santa, Christmas mendiant, and a bottle of wine.

The Deluxe hamper comprises a fruit cake, chocolate tree, box of mendiant, Christmas cookies, chocolate Santa, rocky road marshmallows, and a bottle of wine.

A choice between a large or small Tangerine Box comes with a chocolate tree, Christmas cookies, and rocky road marshmallows for the large box; while the small box contains Christmas cookies.

The Grand, Deluxe, and large and small Tangerine Boxes are priced at PHP7,000, PHP4,500, PHP900, and PHP450, respectively. Build your own hamper boxes are also available for a minimum spend of PHP4,500. All prices are in nett.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Jollibee launches the Burger Steak Family Pan

Can’t get enough of Jollibee’s Beefy-Saucy Burger Steak? Your entire family can now enjoy it with the new 6-pc. or 8-pc. Burger Steak Family Pan!

The holidays are drawing near and that means one thing: everyone’s going to have more and more feasts at home! Even with the challenges and difficulties of our current situation, Filipinos are always looking for and finding ways to enjoy good food with their loved ones.

For those looking for large family-sized platters to share this Christmas, here’s one thing to try—Jollibee’s Beefy-Saucy Burger Steak, now in a Family Pan! The new Burger Steak Family Pan comes in six or eight pieces, perfect for friends and family. 

Everyone in your group of friends or family can now enjoy that 100% pure beef patty and that flavorful mushroom gravy, together!

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Mang Inasal Take-out and Delivery Blowout runs anew from December 18 to 28, 2020

Mang Inasal’s Take-out and Delivery Blowout deal returns for another run from December 18 to 28, 2020! Enjoy a complimentary serving of Mang Inasal’s popular Palabok Family Size for every takeout or delivery order of Chicken Inasal Family Size Large Paa or Pecho, regular or spicy, and enjoy savings of up to Php199! Customers can buy only up to a maximum of three orders of Chicken Inasal Family Size Large meals per transaction. 

To further contribute to the Holiday vibe, Mang Inasal’s Take-out and Delivery Blowout deal makes a comeback from Dec. 18 to 28, 2020!  

The Christmas treat comes in a free Mang Inasal Palabok Family Size for every takeout or delivery of Mang Inasal Chicken Inasal Family Size Large Paa or Pecho, regular or spicy. The 4-piece Paa Large Family Size is priced starting at Php360 while the 3-piece Large Pecho Family Size is sold from Php305.  

With the blowout deal, you get to enjoy savings of as much as Php199.  

Red Ribbon introduces its NEW Classic Bread Rolls

Red Ribbon has been a part of Filipinos special occasions, where its truly delightful cakes have made family celebrations and gifting moments more special. Not only that, their delectable Butter Mamon, Cheesy Ensaimada, Taisan, and Moist Choco Cake Slice been well-loved too--for snacks, school baons, and as pasalubongs to kids and loved-ones.

But aside from all these sweet treats, we, Filipinos also love our breads, a dining table staple during breakfast as paired with a hot cup of coffee; enjoyed with spaghetti and other noodle dishes like pancit; and of course, during merienda with our fave palaman and a cool, refreshing drink on the side.

Share the joy this Christmas season through Jollibee’s Jolly e-gifts

Enjoy a safe and meaningful gift-giving this Christmas with Jollibee’s Jolly e-Gifts

The holidays are here once again. Parols and other Christmas decors are all lit up, and yuletide carols fill the breezy air. And while the holidays may not exactly be how we celebrate it traditionally, we can still show our  love to our  families and friends through a unique kind of meaningful gift-giving.

Great news as Jollibee now gives customers the option to share exciting presents that will surely fill tummies with joy with its new Jolly e-Gifts.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Enjoy even more of your favorite Jollibee Sweet Pies with the new 6 pc. To-Go Box!

Every Filipino passing by Jollibee for their favorite meals never leave the store without their favorite Peach Mango Pie or the new yummy Buko Pie—or both! These sweet and crispy treats make for great pasalubong for family and friends, because who doesn’t love them?

It’s a good thing, then, that you can get more Peach Mango and Buko Pies to share with everyone! That’s because Jollibee’s popular Sweet Pies now come in a convenient and delightful 6-pc. To-Go Box! It’s easier than ever to share the goodness of Buko and Peach Mango Pies with all your loved ones this holiday season!

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

4 must-try Noche Buena classic dishes with a twist


Glazed Christmas ham

Food has always been a big part of every celebration. As Filipinos are known for having the grandest Christmas celebration in the world, there will surely be tables filled with unique and festive dishes to match the season’s merriments. 

Now, to help you get into the Holiday spirit, Solane, the leading LPG brand in the country, shares how to put appetizing and creative twists on some classic Filipino Christmas dishes to level up your Noche Buena. 

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Mrs. V Redefines a Traditional Christmas with HoliGraze and Filipino-Spanish Dishes

Holigraze Box with Wine

This year has changed the way we live and celebrate, but it hasn’t stopped us from wanting to give our families and friends the best gifts for Christmas. 

Mrs. V Restobar is offering specially-curated grazing boxes and a holiday-set menu from December 1, 2020 to January 31,2021.

foodpanda delivers kutitap and cheer in Bicol and Bulacan


Following the recent series of typhoons that affected thousands of families, foodpanda didn’t cease to deliver kutitap and cheer to people in need of help and hope.

The country’s on-demand food delivery service and its compassionate riders readily extended a helping hand to the victims of the recent typhoons in Bicol and Bulacan. foodpanda has put up donation drives and mobilized the repacking, delivery, and distribution of relief goods through the help of its riders as volunteers and be a Lit Pandas.

“It has been a regular event for the Naga riders to conduct charity drives/events and help the community in times of need,” said Luis Ferrer, foodpanda Naga City Manager. 

Saturday, December 12, 2020

The Marco Polo Ortigas Manila 12.12 Sale!

The Marco Polo Ortigas Manila 

12.12 Sale!

Enjoy savings and great offers on room rates, accommodations, dining and more with the Marco Polo Ortigas Manila 12.12 Sale!

From 12 to 19 December 2020, avail special offers for both accommodations and dining from #MarcoPoloOrtigas. For one week, guests may book future stays starting PHP5,000 for the Hotel's Superior Rooms. 

Also, enjoy a FREE treat from our Cafe Pronto Holiday Goodies Selection when you purchase two items from the said range. 

Friday, December 11, 2020

New Diner favorites at Denny's!

Filipino Breakfast Platter

The ‘diner’ concept always brings that feeling of ease and familiarity.  That’s the Denny’s promise plus honest-to-goodness comfort food.

Now, there are more reasons to dine-in, order take-out or avail of delivery services at Denny’s. 

New Diner Favorites have just been introduced in time for the hectic holidays.

Chef Tatung Sarthou and NutriAsia team up to release SIMPOL The Cookbook

Chef Myke “Tatung” Sarthou believes in everyone’s innate ability to cook. The popular celebrity chef and restaurateur lives by a tried and tested belief: anyone can cook any dish if the recipe is simple enough. It is in this spirit that Chef Tatung and NutriAsia have partnered to release SIMPOL The Cookbook, his fourth collection of recipes. 

Prior to its publication, NutriAsia has been collaborating with Chef Tatung for more than a year now, churning out exciting and easy-to-cook dishes in his popular livestream show “Eats a Hack” on Chef Tatung’s Simpol Facebook page. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Refreshed ambience and familiar flavors await guests as Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria unveils the New Xin Tian Di!

Stewed Boneless Beef Short Rib with Bean Sauce

Book your table as Executive Chinese Chef Peter Yeung and his culinary team are more than ready to delight its patrons and guests as Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria’s Xin Tian Di is now open!

Steamed Lobster Dumpling with Black Truffle

Located at the 4th floor of the hotel and open from 11AM to 9PM, With his creativity and passion, Chef Peter introduces an elevated line of signature dishes that still resembles the restaurant’s familiar flavors including Steamed Lobster Dumpling topped with Black Truffle, Deep-Fried Crispy Stuffed Crab Shell with Taro Crust and Seafood, and Hot Prawn Salad. 

Monday, December 7, 2020

Jollibee makes the holidays more joyful with the Christmas Joy Promo!

Christmas is the happiest time of the year where families come together to celebrate the holiday season. With family members catching up with each other, children running around to play, and laughs exchanged over Noche Buena dinners, Christmas brings a warm and joyful feeling to everyone. 

As Christmas is a season for giving, what better way to celebrate everyone’s favorite holiday than to treat your family to their favorite Chickenjoy! Jollibee is making this year extra special and festive for everyone as they are giving more joy this Christmas through the new Christmas Joy Promo! 

Jollibee launches the New Ready to Cook Garlic Pepper Marinated Chicken

Jollibee innovates with a new way to bring restaurant-quality food to Filipinos with an exciting and delicious new meal anyone can easily prepare at home. Presenting the New Jollibee Ready to Cook Garlic Pepper Marinated Chicken, a first from the Philippines’ top quick service restaurant chain.

Get ready to wow everyone at home with restaurant-quality chicken that absolutely hits the right spot. It also doesn’t take too much effort to make, which makes it perfect for those who have to balance making meals with everything else they have to do.

The New Jollibee Ready to Cook Garlic Pepper Marinated Chicken gives you the flavorful experience of a restaurant-like meal that you can quickly cook in the comfort of your own kitchen. This absolutely delicious chicken is marinated in tasty garlic pepper sauce, providing goodness that will delight the whole family and be their new favorite at home.

Self-care in the new normal for stay-at-home moms


The new normal has changed the routines of families at home. With most family members working or attending classes from home, stay-at-home moms — who usually take the lead in taking care of the entire household — most likely has little time for herself.

To ease the feeling of being stressed or overworked, Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, shares these simple suggestions to help moms during this time:

Friday, December 4, 2020

Spread happiness with McDonald’s Happy Meal Buy 1 Share 1 that lets you donate a book or toy to another child


Get ready to double the happiness with a feel-good holiday treat for two through the McDonald’s Happy Meal Buy 1 Share 1 program! With every Happy Meal purchased from today til December 17, McDonald’s matches this with a book or toy to be donated to another child from partner beneficiaries in areas affected by the recent typhoons Rolly and Ulysses. 

Through this initiative, McDonald’s invites Filipinos to join in on the fun of working together to put a smile on children’s faces, and with everyone’s help, McDonald’s aims to share toys or books to one million Filipino children. 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Jasmine at New World Makati Hotel Delights Guests with All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum on Weekends

New World Makati Hotel’s renowned Chinese dining destination, Jasmine, highlights a signature array of all-you-can-eat dim sum dishes for lunch and dinner on Saturdays as well as lunch on Sundays for PHP1,088 nett per person.

Guests can feast to their heart’s delight on favorites such as barbecued Honey roasted pork, steamed “Har gao” shrimp dumplings, “Xiao long bao” Shanghainese pork dumplings, “Shao mai” pork and crab meat dumplings, and Barbecued pork buns, as well as Fried wonton dumplings, Seafood taro puffs, Barbecued pork puffs, and much more.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Experience the most joyful celebrations with the Jollibee Virtual Party

Share the most joyful celebrations with family and friends in a fun, safe way, with the new Jollibee Virtual Party

Celebrating with family or friends is always a special and meaningful event for Filipinos. Every parent wants to give their kids only the best and most memorable birthday party while friends and family members put in extra effort in preparing for a joyful Christmas celebration.  Whatever the occasion, Pinoys truly cherish such special occasions where they bond over great food with people special to them. 

However, with the current health situation, most parties have been limited to one’s household with the usual online gathering of family and friends.  Good thing Jollibee now enables everyone to still give the most joyful party experience with the launch of the Jollibee Virtual Party, a complete and first-of-its-kind fully online celebration package.

The Spirit of Sharing Love on Christmas through Food Continues with Lemon Grass


Enjoy Christmas Noche Buena with your loved ones with Lemon Grass meals 

Food is memories. One bite of ensaymada from a favorite bakery brings back memories of after-school meriendas; a sniff of a favorite chocolate drink and suddenly one is a child again, rejoicing at home because classes have been cancelled. 

Food is love. For Filipinos, sharing food has always been part of the culture and an expression of care and love. Neighbors exchanging home-cooked meals during fiestas, potluck lunches in the office, reunions filled with all sorts of dishes … these reflect how Filipinos bond through food. Christmas — both the noche buena feast and the family gathering on Christmas day itself — is everyone’s most awaited time to gather at the dinner table and share not just our favorite meals but gifts, stories and love most of all with those we hold dear. 

But will Christmas this year be the same? With the pandemic-caused travel and crowd restrictions continuing to restrict families and friends from gathering together and the sustained spread of the virus dampening the supposedly merriest season of all, will we be celebrating the holidays like before? Or has Christmas been stolen by the Grinch that is COVID-19? 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Out with the Old, In with the New: Doña Elena Olive Oil Introduces its Latest Look

The nourishment that we’re craving right now is all about healthy, affordable, and easy to create home-cooked meals. And why not? In this period of the new normal, most people will agree that cooking is a way we can bring some order and a sense of pleasure in our lives right now. 

Whether you’ve been looking for ways on how to cook deliciously affordable meals or wanting to feel empowered in the kitchen, Doña Elena, the country’s no. 1 olive oil inspires you with some thoughtful ideas that won’t only sustain, but will also bring comfort during this time of corona. 

Makati Shangri-La invites you to a North Pole Wonderand: A Heartfelt Joy of Christmas!

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us again. As we fill the season with sparkling lights and gleeful cheers of hope and giving, Makati Shangri-La, Manila brings delightful festive offers for you to share with your loved ones and create unforgettable moments with. 


With great sensitivity during this time and desire to focus on a worthwhile cause as the year comes to a close, Shangri-La Group decided to refresh the previous year’s Christmas décor theme, “A North Pole Wonderland”. Makati Shangri-La, Manila welcomes guests once again to its illuminated, heartwarming Christmas sense of place, inspiring joy and hope, the gifts  which every spirit needs to receive.    

In the heart of the hotel’s grand lobby stands a 20-feet tall Christmas tree trimmed with glistening ornaments in red and gold.  North Pole will not be complete without some Polar Bear friends, Santa’s sleigh awaiting its passengers, and a special appearance of Father Christmas himself, Santa Claus. Guests will be able to spend moments with Santa on Christmas Eve, December 24 (12 p.m. to 3 p.m., and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.) and on Christmas Day, December 25 (12 p.m. to 3 p.m.).  

Climate Specialist and 10-yr-old Daughter Release Book to Save The Seas

“Sparky and Benny and the Big Home Mystery” is a Story for Growing Minds and Helping One Another

Janice Lao and Esther Lao Noche Engage Readers to Meet and Help Kid Whales Sparky and Benny By Attending Virtual Book Launch this Thanksgiving Weekend

The year 2020 has been an unprecedented year, not only because of COVID-19 but also because of the increasing impacts of climate change - from the wildfires in Australia and California and to the strong typhoons and hurricanes around the world.

Monday, November 23, 2020

McDelivery Send to Many makes hosting virtual activities easy with simultaneous deliveries

A convenient solution for your upcoming celebrations or business meetings! 

McDelivery Send to Many is the new all-in-one solution for pre-booking simultaneous deliveries, ideal for convenient and hassle-free planning of online get-togethers, so that everyone can better focus on spending time creating connections over good food and good company in the safety of their homes. Whether it’s for an intimate catch up between two people, or a grand gathering with over a hundred guests, hosting online events with remote attendees nationwide will be a snap through McDelivery Send to Many.

RWM offers 11 Thrills of Christmas in celebration of Grand Fiesta Manila 2020

Top row (L-R): Martin Paz, RWM Chief Integrated Marketing Officer and Simon McGrath, Hilton Manila General Manager. Mid-row (L-R): Joee Guilas, RWM Director for Corporate Communications; Rabiya Mateo, Miss Universe Philippines 2020; and Stephen Reilly, Chief Operating Officer. Bottom row (L-R): Anna Vergara, Sheraton Manila General Manager and Jon Joven, L.O.V.E Project artist. 

Grand Fiesta Manila season is here! 2020 may have brought many distraught and uncertainties, but Resorts World Manila's (RWM) signature Yuletide celebration continues to bring thrills and excitement to guests and patrons. 

As RWM celebrates its 11th year as the premier integrated tourist destination in the country, it brings with it 11 Thrills of Christmas with a line-up of events and activities starting November 11. 

Saturday, November 21, 2020

The joy and appreciation of family togetherness is at the heart of Jollibee’s new Christmas campaign

Directed by Pepe Diokno, Jollibee's new video gives a reminder that being with your family brings an unparalleled sense of joy even in these challenging and difficult times.

The country’s beloved fast-food chain recently launched a new campaign in time for the Christmas season that reminds everyone that amid these trying times, being with family is one of the things that we ought to be most grateful for. 

The new short film, done in collaboration with its creative agency McCann Worldgroup Philippines and directed by Pepe Diokno, tells a heart-warming story of gratitude, joy and love for family as seen through the eyes of a child.  Using a real-life family as talents and with an accompanying original song composition, Jollibee aims to convey that despite all that we are going through, our family will remain as our greatest source of joy.   

The film captures what a typical Pinoy household looks like in today’s new normal. Familiar scenes of parents working from home, students busy with online classes, and grandparents restricted to the confines of home. 

Cake Creations: The Heart of Special Celebrations

Red Ribbon’s newest endorser Heart Evangelista believes that we must honor and celebrate our loved ones on their most special moments— milestones when we can truly express our love through Red Ribbon Cake Creations.

Heart Evangelista. With her many talents and all that she has accomplished in and out of showbiz, perhaps unknown to many is that she’s also quite down to earth, with a sweet and soft spot for her loved ones. Even with all the uncertainties that we all are facing, Heart believes that there are many reasons why we must honor and celebrate our loved ones especially on their most special moments. Celebrating in a special way the important milestones in our and our loved ones’ lives - birthdays, anniversaries, or holiday get-togethers — is one way to show our love. 

“I know we face very challenging times,” Evangelista says. “But, amid all of this, there’s always a reason for us to be grateful, to treasure and appreciate the times we get to spend with those we love—even if it’s just, say, a video call for example. Because it’s our family, our friendships, the memories that are truly precious. So, why not show your love by adding a special touch—a delightful treat—to these priceless moments?”

Thus, it comes as no surprise that Heart Evangelista is the newest endorser of Red Ribbon Cake Creations – the brand’s line of impressively delectable round cakes! Making every moment sweeter, every milestone more memorable & special, Red Ribbon Cake Creations is truly the heart of every Filipino’s special celebrations.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Alluring Dinner Awaits Guests as Nobu Manila Reopens

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Along with its three hotels, City of Dreams Manila has reopened its signature restaurants at 50% capacity, following government guidelines. The latest to reopen is Nobu Manila, which opens only for dinner, on Wednesday to Sunday from 5 p.m., poised to attract both date nights and intimate dinners among family and friends. 

In the eponymous restaurant of world-renowned celebrity chef Nobu Matsuhisa, who is credited for creating Japanese-Peruvian fusion artistry, avid followers will again enjoy Nobu’s signature dishes such as Black Cod Miso, New Style Sashimi, Rock Shrimp Tempura, Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño, and Beef Tobanyaki, among other highly-favored classics. 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Last chance to show your winning dance moves and win P50,000 at Solane’s Dance Challenge


Show off your winning dance moves now because you have only until November 27, 2020 to join the Solane Dance Challenge and win P50,000!

The Solane Dance Challenge set to the new brand jingle, is an online dance competition open to all individuals who can share their own dance video of the challenge on the Solane official Facebook page ( Participants may join the dance challenge either for fun and entertainment or as an official contestant where he/she can get a chance to win cash prizes. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Starbucks launches Mobile Order & Pay in the Philippines

Starting every day with coffee is more than a routine. Perhaps now more than ever, it opens a fresher day and is a link to the familiar.

As Starbucks Philippines navigates through the new normal, the company announced the nationwide availability of Mobile Order and Pay on iOS and Android devices, a new feature of their popular mobile app that allows customers to place and pay for their order in advance and pick it up at any Starbucks store. Following the successful launch of the new Starbucks Rewards program, mobile ordering is the company’s latest digital innovation providing Starbucks Rewards members a contactless alternative for getting their favorite beverage. 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

City of Dreams Manila Staycations Beckon to Metro Manila Residents

Take back your summer and work from the pool of Hyatt Regency Manila

Having been granted a certificate to operate for staycations by the Department of Tourism, City of Dreams Manila reopens the doors of its Forbes Travel Guide-recognized hotels: Nuwa, Nobu Hotel and Hyatt Regency Manila -- bringing in irresistible offers to Metro Manila residents with stay dates until December 22, 2020.

To complement the relaxing and safe staycation at the three hotels, the integrated resort enhances the in-room dining experience with seven sumptuous breakfast menu choices including Nobu breakfast sets available for Nobu Hotel and Hyatt Regency Manila guests; and has reopened its well-loved signature restaurants at 50% capacity:  Crystal Dragon, Red Ginger, Jing Ting, and Wave, with Nobu Manila next on November 6.

6 helpful tips for home-based food business start-ups


One of the silver linings of the COVID-19 pandemic and community quarantine is that they gave way to many delicious food home business start-ups. However, while majority of the start-ups continue to thrive today, home-based food businesses take a lot of work and require thorough research and planning to survive the ever-changing market.

If you’ve also been thinking of starting your own food business, let Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, guide you and help you. The trusted LPG gas of many business owners, Solane helps guarantee safety and weighs your LPG with its “Timbang Challenge service” which is essential for food business owners who want to get the best value for their money. Additionally, Solane also offers these practical tips to succeed: 

Jollibee announces new Caramel Popcorn Sundae Twirl

The timeless snackable staple that made its way through Filipino households, at any time of day. This trusted and true go-to snack that became a hit because of its sweet and savory taste and addictive crunchiness. You’d have to be hard-pressed to find anyone who doesn’t love caramel popcorn.

One other delicious treat that’s an all-time hit is the Jollibee Salted Caramel Choco Sundae. This dessert has proven itself while it was available in the market, going to show that Filipinos absolutely love the flavor of caramel.

What if you could combine the two snacks to create the ultimate caramel treat?

That’s what Jollibee does with its brand-new Caramel Popcorn Sundae Twirl, which takes the goodness of everyone’s favorite caramel sundae, topping it with the familiar deliciousness and feel of caramel popcorn.

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