Friday, October 29, 2021

Jollibee launches new Spicy Champ in Metro Manila

The big, juicy, flavorful Champ – now with a Spicy Punch

It’s no secret that Filipinos absolutely love the Jollibee Champ. The iconic burger has made a huge impact among burger-loving Pinoys, as its consistent popularity proves.

But it’s also well-known that Filipinos love to try new variations and thrills to their favorite food. A lot of us go looking for a spicy kick to some of our favorite food. With that in mind, what if there was a way to turn up the heat of your favorite burger?

That’s right—Jollibee is answering the call of all thrill-seeking burger and spicy lovers with the new Spicy Champ, taking the classic 1/3-pound patty that’s made with 100% pure beef, and adding a kick of sriracha mayo dressing and jalapeno slices. It’s also available in a Spicy Champ Jr. variant, for those who might want a junior-sized burger but still packed with a delicious spicy punch.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

NEW Red Ribbon Creamy Caramel Dedication Cake: A must-try delightfully creamy, decadently caramel cake!

Show your sweetest gratitude on Red Ribbon’s newest cake and flavor innovation: the Creamy Caramel Dedication Cake

An elevated take on the traditional Filipino-favorite caramel cake, the all-new Creamy Caramel Dedication Cake from Red Ribbon is made with soft vanilla chiffon filled and covered with milky caramel yema, and topped off with dainty icing flowers that will surely satisfy one's taste buds. It is also versatile as it can be enjoyed during birthdays, anniversaries, special holidays, or just regular days to satisfy those sweet cravings.

Moreover, this is a new thoughtful gift if you want to show your sweetest gratitude to the dearest people in your life. You can add a personalized heartfelt message written in the middle of the cake.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Hidilyn Diaz inspires the nation anew with her very own Kwentong Jollibee “Ginto”

When weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz won the country’s first gold medal after a near century-long wait at the Olympics, Filipinos from all over the globe rejoiced and celebrated her historic triumph. Hidilyn’s winning lift, which also set a new Olympic record, was a result of years of hard work, resilience, and dedication that she put into reaching her dream.


And this inspiring journey of Hidilyn—with all the challenges she had to overcome—is at the center of the latest Kwentong Jollibee short film entitled “Ginto”. Jollibee, in collaboration with its partner agency McCann Worldgroup Philippines, hopes to share Hidilyn’s story to bring joy and inspiration to every Filipino.

Mang Inasal offers latest merienda hit: Crunchy, Chunky Chicken Empanada

Take a break from your usual snacking fares and enjoy the satisfying flavors of the new merienda favorite from Mang Inasal -- the Crunchy, Chunky Chicken Empanada.  

Inside the crisp, buttery pastry shell of the Mang Inasal Chicken Empanada is a delicious mix of chicken chunks, potatoes and raisins. It is big enough to satisfy your merienda cravings and convenient enough to bring anywhere you please.  

Enjoy it solo (starts at P49), in packs of three (starts at P145) and in boxes of six (starts at P289) ideal as take-home treat or for sharing with your loved ones.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Banwa Private Island - ‘Exclusively Yours’ For The Ultimate Holiday Masterpiece

Discover the island sanctuary, be your own artist and create your holiday masterpiece.

Banwa Private Island can be entirely and exclusively yours… it’s the perfect blank canvas to design your own private holiday and off-site business experience.  There are endless possibilities of reconnecting and rediscovering in the intimate all-villa luxury destination with pockets of lush garden and stretches of pristine beach within a marine reserve in north-eastern Palawan.

Charter the whole island exclusively, and let life imitate art.  Banwa Private Island can take your holiday to an exceptional level from family and friends’ reunions, social celebrations to corporate planning sessions, and select incentives.

Friday, October 22, 2021

Indulge in Well-Curated Gourmet Dining Experiences at Hilton Manila

Hilton Manila, a sophisticated urban oasis in the heart of Resorts World Manila, presents diners with worry-free gourmet experiences and special offers at its celebrated outlets: Kusina Sea Kitchens, Hua Yuan Brasserie Chinoise and Madison Lounge + Bar.

“In line with the hotel’s 3rd anniversary this October and latest easing of government restrictions, we are delighted to welcome our patrons back to the hotel to savor their culinary favorites amid a safe and relaxing environment,” shares Simon McGrath, hotel general manager, adding “We remain committed to ensuring our guests of an extensive and premium selection that is value for money and that the whole family could truly enjoy.”

Safe, meaningful stays await guests at Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila


Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila is pleased to announce that is accepting guests staying for leisure effective 29 October 2021. This is in line with updated community health and safety conditions as recently shared by the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID).  Under the new guidelines, corporate meetings and social gatherings are also accepted for future dates.  

Earlier this year, Pasig’s top-rated hotel received its mixed-use status from the DOT after successfully implementing stringent sanitation and safety procedures based on global best practices. Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila was also recently awarded the 2021 Clean and Ready Stamp by the world’s leader in hygiene, Diversey™. Under the company’s SHIELD Program, this commendation certifies that the five-time Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awardee has the policies and procedures in place to protect against known viruses and bacteria. In fact, the Hotel received a perfect rating of 100% in the Diversey ™ Clean and Ready 2021 audit.  Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila has been awarded the Sharecare VERIFIED™ with Forbes Travel Guide badge by completing and maintaining compliance in over 360 global health security standards. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Jollibee Crisscut Fries is back—and with two new dips!

The new Spicy Thousand Island and Sour Cream dips make the Crisscut Fries experience even better and more delicious 

That’s right—the Jollibee Crisscut Fries is back again, sure to delight fans and elevate their fries experience with its satisfying and out of the ordinary crisscut shape, extra crispy-ness, and its addictive flavor.

What’s even better is that the Crisscut Fries is made even more delicious with the two new tasty dip options—the kick of the Spicy Thousand Island dip and the tangy Sour Cream dip.

Driving In, Dining In at the newest Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken & Sauce Bar - A Peri BIG Reveal

Today was just another ordinary day during the pandemic days, we just had our regular check up with our kiddo Sky, just to make sure he is in a good and healthy shape, and while we were were heading home traversing along EDSA going to Manila, Sky told me that he was already very hungry... I can't blame him, our clinic session ended around 11:30am, well I was hungry too, haha.

But as I remembered, Sky can't dine in on restaurants still due to the pandemic... then just like an angel that descended from the heavens, there I saw Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken, hey they have a newly opened branch near MCU, Caloocan!  And my sorrow and hunger, turned into joy and excitement!  And wow they have a Park & Order option, Perfect!

It’s all treats, no tricks in McDonald’s month-long Monsters and Mysteries Halloween celebration

Ghostly Greetings from McDonald’s! It’s the spookiest time of the year again, and McDonald’s is here to celebrate Halloween, all month long! Starting October 8 until October 28, get a FREE surprise treat with every purchase of a McDonald’s Happy Meal via Dine-in, Drive-Thru, Take-out, or Delivery. Every Happy Meal can elicit nervous giggles or fits of laughter!

If the little ones have a knack for thrilling mysteries, the Mystery Monster Boxes will surely pique their curiosity. Experience the excitement of the Mystery Monster Box in person when you stop in for a spell and drop by on your brooms via Dine-in and Ride-Thru!

Monday, October 18, 2021

The NEW Red Ribbon App: Tap for your Red Ribbon favorites!

The pandemic may have restricted movements and shifted purchasing habits, but it hasn’t changed how people celebrate both simple and special moments despite being stuck at home. Thanks to online delivery platforms, Filipinos are still able to get cake and pastries for birthdays and family bonding moments at their own convenience. 

In keeping with its goal of providing sweeter moments to Filipino celebrations, Red Ribbon, the well-loved bakeshop brand in the country, is taking their online delivery services a step further with the launch of its very own mobile app...the New Red Ribbon App!

Sunday, October 17, 2021

GrabKitchen brings your favorite restaurants to Pasig!

GrabKitchen, the best thing to happen to food delivery since Grabfood!  Since they opened their first very successful branch in Makati, now it has expanded their reach with their newest branch in Pasig!

GrabKitchen brings in restaurant concepts which are not near your area of vicinity then combine them into one cloud kitchen to serve all your cravings.  You can order from any or all of the concepts from the GrabKitchen near you, that brings you so many choices, to fit everyone in the household and best of all, only a delivery charge!!!

GrabKitchen in Makati started with 24 Chicken, Omakase, Mister Kabab, Recovery Food, Frank & Dean, and Coco Fresh Tea and Juice. GrabKitchen in the Philippines started out before the pandemic, and when the pandemic happened, the GrabKitchen service skyrocketed sales of their partner restaurants to new heights. 

Nestlé Philippines relaunches iconic brands Nestlé Carnation and Nestlé Milkmaid


In time for the celebration of its 110th year presence in the country, Nestlé Philippines is strengthening its commitment to provide high quality, tasty, and nutritious products to Filipinos by re-launching two of its well-loved and iconic Dairy Culinary brands, NESTLÉ CARNATION and NESTLÉ MILKMAID. These brands have a deep and rich history not only for Nestlé Philippines but for every Filipino household especially during special occasions.

Known as the “cooking milk”, Carnation was the first brand to introduce Evaporada and Condensada to make creamy, milky, affordable dairy solutions accessible to a wider set of consumers. The all-familiar red and white can with the iconic chef’s hat has been a staple in the creation of many favorite Filipino dishes and desserts through the years.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Ginto: Jollibee and McCann Worldgroup Philippines release special Kwentong Jollibee on Hidilyn Diaz’s inspiring journey

 Jollibee is one with Filipinos in paying tribute to Hidilyn through her own Kwentong Jollibee short film

While the whole nation rejoiced and celebrated the historic feat of Hidilyn Diaz during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, not everyone knew of the hardships that she had to overcome to reach her dream of winning the country’s first Olympic Gold medal. Now, her story of “lakas at puso” which made all that possible is immortalized in Jollibee’s latest Kwentong Jollibee, “Ginto”.


The short film chronicles the life-long journey of Hidilyn in typical Kwentong Jollibee fashion – heartwarming, tugs at the heartstrings and filled with life lessons – while aimed at continuing to inspire Filipinos to reach their own dreams.

#BringHomeTheBacon: Celebrate golden wins with the newest Bacon & Mayo Mini Loaf from the Gold Series by Fuwa Fuwa!

Every win in our life is a golden moment that deserves to be celebrated. Gold Series by Fuwa Fuwa is introducing the newest way to celebrate golden wins at home, be it big or small, it’s time to #BringHomeTheBacon with the Bacon & Mayo Mini Loaf! 

This latest addition to the sought-after brand offers soft, delectable slices with premium texture and taste. The combination of savory bacon and the crowd-favorite Japanese mayonnaise makes it the perfect snack to indulge in after earning your much-deserved achievements. The Bacon & Mayo Mini Loaf offers six thick slices of goodness that will surely satisfy you while working at home, at the office, or anywhere your golden moment takes place. Enjoying this delicious loaf is worry-free as its packaging is heat-sealed to keep it fresh, clean, and safe to eat. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Half-Off Favorites Promo Exclusive on Bistro Delivers!!! Offer is on from October 13 - 19!!!

Get half-off your favorites from the Bistro Group with Bistro Delivers!

It’s that time of the month again when you’ll get an amazing deal from the Bistro Group.

You get half the price (50% off) on your favorite dishes when you order through the Bistro Delivers app and website.

Indulge in a wide array of dishes, from burgers, ribs, pasta, pizza, steaks, paella to sushi, dim sum and more.  Whatever you choose, it’s sure to satisfy!

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Krispy Kreme Philippines Thinks Pink this October!

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness MonthKrispy Kreme has released a new, limited-edition Original creation: the strawberry ring-filled Pink Ribbon doughnut and refreshing Pink Strawberry Float

Now available until October 22, a portion of the sales will be donated to the ICANSERVE Foundation and other causes that promote breast cancer prevention and treatment, as well as empower women who are going through the battle. The home of the Originals has also partnered with Belle De Jour Power Planner in hosting Think Pink, a Facebook Live event aimed towards raising more awareness to the cause.

Every October, people all over the world show their support and solidarity for women affected by breast cancer. “We’re honored to partner with Krispy Kreme and do our part to help increase awareness and promote early detection and treatment of this disease,” said Jasmine Mendiola, Product Development Lead of Belle De Jour.

Freebies await vaccinated customers when they dine-in at McDonald’s

Fully vaccinated customers will get to enjoy a free Apple Pie as part of the Smart Bakuna Benefit program

Head to any McDonald’s restaurant and get a free Apple Pie if you are vaccinated! 

Part of the private sector-led campaign ‘Ingat Angat Bakuna Lahat’ that aims to restart the Philippine economy by promoting and educating about the COVID-19 vaccine, McDonald’s invites fully vaccinated customers to experience the happiness of dining-in and sharing meals with loved ones. For every minimum purchase worth Php 150, fully vaccinated customers can enjoy a FREE Apple Pie, valid until November 30, 2021. 

The iconic McDonald's snack is the perfect sweet treat to go with your McDonald’s favorites— whether you’re in the mood for the Crispy Chicken Fillet or the tender and juicy Chicken McDo paired with rice or McSpaghetti.

Monday, October 11, 2021

La Germania Dishes Must-Have Kitchen Tools for the Holidays

Given the growing number of items on your holiday to-do list, staying ahead of the curve by doing your Christmas shopping in advance can save you a lot of time, stress, and money. It can be such a nuisance when you’ve already figured out the perfect gift for your loved one, but get beaten out by the influx of last-minute holiday shoppers and delayed deliveries.

That’s why La Germania is dishing out their must-have kitchen tools you absolutely need during the holidays. Not only do these choices help make you a whiz in the kitchen, but they elevate your home cooking experience.

For the aspiring baker

Gifted in the art of pastry making? Take your baking skills to the next level with the La Germania Electric Thermostat Oven. Tiny yet mighty, this portable electric table oven will help you bake pastries and other food items to perfection. Plus, it’s compact size makes it optimal for those who have smaller kitchen spaces.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Start Poppin’ with Popeyes’ Mac n’ Cheese Hot Pops


When it comes to comfort food, there’s nothing quite like mac and cheese—it’s creamy, cheesy, and just simply delicious. Because it’s always a sure hit among kids and adults alike, Popeyes’ has added Mac n’ Cheese Hot Pops to its wide selection of classic comfort staples. But make no mistake, this isn’t your usual mac and cheese it’s bite sized and for a limited time only!  

Popeyes Mac n’ Cheese Hot Pops come in bite-sized, breaded and golden fried balls, with delicious Jalapeño bits! Each ball is crisp on the outside yet soft and creamy on the inside. 

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Datu Puti is now plastic neutral


In keeping with its mission to promote sustainability, leading condiments manufacturer and distributor NutriAsia partnered with Plastic Credit Exchange (PCX) for its Datu Puti brand to achieve plastic neutrality.

In a virtual press conference held on 4 October 2021, Datu Puti announced that it has achieved a plastic neutrality certification from PCX. The move to make the entire Datu Puti product line plastic neutral is not only critical for reducing the impact plastic has on the environment, it also allows the iconic brand the opportunity to inspire Filipinos to make more sustainable lifestyle choices through the products they support. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Food ideas you can order for work or play

Your stomach is growling and you’re in the mood to take a pause but alas, nothing in your fridge looks compelling. Tap mo na ‘yan with foodpanda, where you can find your new food discoveries through Eatventures and fresh options from your long-time favorites. 

Explore these five food essentials and be the first to tell your friends.

McDonald’s vaccinates 98% of crew and managers in NCR, set to hit 100% this October

Quick service restaurant giant McDonald’s Philippines has vaccinated 98% of its restaurant managers and crew in NCR with their first dose. With more than 14,000 store employees in the region, the company has fully vaccinated 68% and is on its way to hit its goal of 100% this October.

“Our top priority is to provide our people and customers a safe environment to work at and enjoy their McDo favorites. With the continuous spread of the more dangerous COVID-19 variant [Delta], we are committed to get all eligible employees nationwide fully vaccinated. We need to ensure they are better protected against the more severe effects of COVID-19, keeping their families and customers safe as well,” said McDonald’s Philippines President & CEO Kenneth S. Yang.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

HSMA GPSTV “Go Safe, Go Travel: Walk and Talk With Us” Season 2


The Peninsula Manila Lobby

A television travel show to remind viewers
how beautiful and wonderful the Philippines is
despite the pandemic, and how – soon –
we can experience it once again

The world is a very different place than it was a year and a half ago, to the point it can sometimes be hard to remember “normal” as we slowly come to grips with this new normal in the wake of the reality that is COVID-19. But what if we could travel, even if it’s just in our imagination for now? Yes, there is a TV show that could help with that.

As everyone stays inside their homes to shelter in safety and slow the spread of the virus, more and more people are putting streaming services through their paces and bingeing on a whole bunch of TV shows and movies. If you’ve already gorged on comfort viewing and worked to keep your mind sharp with some high-concept television, we have your next big binge ready! Revisiting a new normal world with the help of HSMA GPSTV “Go Safe, Go Travel: Walk and Talk With Us” Season Two.
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