Sunday, October 28, 2012

Yabang Pinoy: It’s Worth Buying For

Yabang Pinoy intensifies its consumer revolution campaign through the PHmade movement.

The pioneering Filipino pride movement, through PHmade, yet again encourages Filipinos to support Filipino ideas, business concepts, products, and services. The campaign aims to educate Filipinos, through videos, print materials and events, on the availability and viability of Filipino brands, and on the positive impact that going local contributes to the economy.

PHmade’s tagline “It’s Worth Buying For” encourages each Filipino to think twice before spending: is it really worth buying for? Yabang Pinoy believes that small things, when done together, can create a big difference. If each Filipino became conscious of where he spends one peso, he will understand how each choice affects himself, fellow Filipinos, and the country. PHmade also aspires to influence Filipino entrepreneurs into supporting local natural and human resources.

Indeed, patronage of locally made goods and services should be a lifestyle. It enables homegrown brands to improve and compete against foreign brands. The local economy also improves as money goes back and forth between consumer and business, employee and employer. And as more entrepreneurs create, develop, and expand their businesses, more job opportunities are generated. PHmade recognizes Filipino ingenuity and the role of each Filipino in nation-building.

PHmade focuses on seven categories: Produce, Home, Footwear, Fashion, Personal and Home Care, Food and Beverage, and Entertainment. The campaign will continue to collaborate with Filipino entrepreneurs and encourage them to continue to improve their products and services and to always aim for Filipino brands to be global brands.

PHmade is a project of Yabang Pinoy, the pioneering Filipino pride movement that started in 2005. As it celebrates its 8th anniversary, the organization includes it among numerous Filipino pride projects, such as the Y.A.B.A.N.G. Camp (Youth Achievers Building A Nation of Greatness Camp), Yabang Pinoy Goes to School, Pinaka-mahabang Todo Patintero, Global Pinoy Bazaar, and many more. In the 8 years that Yabang Pinoy has immersed itself in various nation-building activities, it re-affirms its belief that true progress and development in our country will start once Filipinos begin living a proudly Filipino lifestyle.

Yabang Pinoy invites every Filipino to be part of the PHmade movement. As early as now, save November 10- 11 2012 for the 8th Global Pinoy Bazaar – a showcase of Filipino products made with 100% Filipino Love and Pride.

For more information on Yabang Pinoy, visit or email

Saturday, October 20, 2012

PET EXPRESS: A PETrifying Trail Year 3

A PETrifying Trail is Pet Express' annual Halloween celebration for pet lovers. Now on it's third year, we open our creaky doors and invite all cats and dogs (and their humans) to join us on a fun-filled whole day affair.

Start the day by joining our booths for some treats, get snapped up in our spooky photo booth, get lucky or lost in our giant maze (New!), parade your pets at the petrifying trail, and finally, cap the day off by strutting your stuff on the catwalk and vie to be the cutest, spookiest, kookiest pet, or most petrifying pair this 2012.

- Fun booths (activity booths, Trick or Treat)
- Giant Maze (life size maze for owner and pet)
- Spooky Snapshot Photo Booth?Pet Parade
- Pet Costume Fashion Show

Entrance is FREE (for pet parade and fashion show).
Lucky Ticket is needed to join the booths (Trick or Treat- freebies). Get a lucky ticket for every P500 purchase at Pet Express from Oct 1-31, 2012. Maximum of 3 Lucky Tickets per receipt.

Schedule of Activities
OCT 26 (Fri)- SM City Masinag (Atrium)
OCT 28 (Sun)- SM Mall of Asia (Music Hall)
OCT 31 (Wed)- SM City North EDSA (Sky Dome)


 Is your dog as cute as this? 

Show off your pooch at SM City Manila's BOW WOW WACKY HALLOWEEN DOG SHOW AND COSTUME CONTEST on October 26 for a chance to win exciting prices!

It's a parade your pups in their spookiest, cutest and wackiest costumes and get a chance to win exciting prices!

Admission is free.

To register, please visit SM City Manila Admin office-Marketing and bring your dog's latest vaccination card. 

For more information, please contact Ms. Joya at 0927-9795940

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Pompano: Fishta Seafood's flagship product

During the 19th Year of AGRILINK, AQUALINK, FOODLINK at the World Trade Center Manila last October 5-6, Fishta Seafood Inc. presented Golden Pampano, also known as the snub nosed Pompano

Pampano Escabeche
       Chef Edgar, gave a cooking demo on Pampano dishes, namely Ginger Pampano, Pinaputok na Pampano and Pampano Escabeche, to the delight of the audience, there were smiles in their faces, when they've tasted the Pampano dishes, I myself asked for another round  but it already run out, due to pile of audience that lined up for it.

Chef Edgar Grajo
      And I just found out, that Pompano is one of the riches source of potossium in all fish species, that helps regulate blood pressure, improves muscle control and stimulates nerve impulse. It is high in healthy fat filled with omega-3 fatty acids. It's percentage of white meat is packed with high level of proteinn, vitamins and nutrients that can lower blood pressure and help reduce the risk of a heart attack or stoke.  
    This fish is native to the Indo-Pacific region and is sought after for its tasty flesh. Juveniles inhabit sandy shorelines and shallow sandy or muddy bays near river mouths while adults move out in schools to clear seaward reefs, juveniles occur in small schools, while adults are usually solitary, However when cultured in cages, they ate observed to form schools. In nature they are reported to feed primarily on sand mollusks and other hard-shelled  invertebrates but they adapt very well to extruded feeds in pellet form which are now produced  commercially. They reach sexual maturity in three years. 
Fishta's pompano are cultured and feed premium tateh fish feeds which ensures our customers only quality fish. 

         To promote its  advocacy of development of sustainable mariculture of high value marine fish, Santeh Group established a fish cage operation in Silanguin bay, San Antonio, Zambales, farmed products include Pampano, Seabass, Snapper and Grouper. Santeh farm uses the safest protocol in disease management which does not involve the use of chemicals and antibiotics. 

A Strong Commitment To Quality And Excellence

     Fishta seafood incorporated is a member of the Santeh Group and is part of Santeh commitment to bring quality seafood to the market. Expanding downstream from merely providing quality feeds  to fish growers to seafood marketing has enabled Santeh to provide quality seafood directly to the consuming public. As with all operations including Santeh Feeds and Farm,  quality, traceablity and consumer safety are always high  their  our priority.
     For over twenty years, this commitment to quality and excellence led the company to strive for world class standards and in 1997 following a through audit,santeh received an ISO 9002:1994 certification international  (ci) the first aquafeed manufacturer  in the phillipines  to receive an ISO 9001:2000 in may 2002

  Quality and excellence permeates all aspects of santeh groups business be it the final product, the workers or the in march 2004,the company received the ISO 14001:1996 and the OHSAS 18001:1999 certification ISO 14001 aims to eliminate or mitigate the impacts to the environmental of the companys products and processes, while OHSAS 18001 establishes a management system to eliminate or minimize risk to employees and other  interested parties who may be exposed to health and safety risks associated with the companys activities, as well as ensures compliance to occupational health and safety laws   the requirements of all three standards  (ISO 90001,ISO 14001,OHSAS 18001)were integrated into a management system that santeh continues to implement and comply.

These products are available in groceries and supermarkets near you.

On Facebook: fishtaseafood

Sony VAIO™ Tap 20: Enjoy Family Moments Like Never Before

The New Sony VAIO™ Tap 20 

Large 20” touchscreen, innovative apps, and conveniently integrated battery transforming home computing into a fun experience that you can share with your loved ones
– Computers have become a necessity to every home. That is a fact, and with the popularity of the tablet computer, more and more Filipino families want to abandon the conventional desktop PC for tablets. However, with the many limitations of a tablet computer, families who love to share activities at home are faced with the dilemma of choosing between a tablet and a conventional desktop PC.

Sony today brings to the Philippines a solution to this dilemma with the all new Sony VAIO™ Tap 20, a combination of the tablet and conventional desktop PC.  The new Sony VAIO™ Tap 20 transforms home computing into a fun, engaging experience. Featuring a large, fully-adjustable 20” touchscreen and integrated battery, the VAIO™ Tap 20 offers new usage opportunities for individuals as well as the entire family
Versatile viewing
The VAIO™ Tap 20 can be adjusted into any angle depending on usage with its flexible stand that offers seamless movement from multiple viewing angles. Laying the VAIO™ flat lets users read digital magazines or have fun with the barkada and family with its multi-touch panel for board games, sketching pictures and more, while sitting the VAIO™ Tap 20 at an angle allows users to take full advantage of the new Windows 8 touch-optimised user interface. 

When in desktop style, the VAIO™ Tap 20 becomes a fully capable desktop PC that can be used with the bundled PC and mouse. With its vibrant 20” 1600x900 screen viewers enjoy rich, true-to-life colour regardless of screen angle or seating position. 

In addition to the wide range of family-friendly touch applications available in the Windows Store, The VAIO™ Tap 20 comes with two original apps developed with the family in mind. Family Paint lets users paint, draw and scribble with their fingers, using a range of brushes and textures. Kids will especially enjoy the dual-angle feature, which allows two people to paint from opposite sides, with plenty of canvas thanks to its large 20” screen. The playfully designed Fingertapps Organiser turns a typical monthly planner into an entertaining life organiser for the whole family. Everyone – dad, mom, lola, lolo, ate, kuya and bunso– will enjoy managing their schedules and messaging boards with a few swipes of the finger.

Be it in the living room, the bedroom or the study, you can enjoy using the VAIO™ Tap 20 wherever you want at home. Its flexibility allows you to bring the fun where the rest of the family is.  

Enjoy multimedia and social media with ease
Perfect for the family’s viewing pleasure, the VAIO™ Tap 20 features Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2 which ensures crisp, natural movie viewing with fine details and fluid on-screen movement. ClearAudio+ mode, developed with Sony’s own signal processing technologies, allows users to effortlessly enjoy audio quality that is distinctly Sony. ClearAudio+ mode incorporates a variety of Sony's technologies, but with one simple operation, users can easily enjoy Sony recommended sound in ultimate clarity and presence, across the entire spectrum of sound.

Perfect for the musical needs for any family occasion, the ‘Music’ application lets you enjoy your music collection with excellent quality thanks to ClearAudio+, while the ‘Album’ application makes viewing, sorting or sharing pictures and videos fun and intuitive. Both applications lets you ‘throw’ or stream personal photos, video and music content to enjoy on DLNA compatible large screen TV and audio systems.

Users can also download the ‘Socialife’ app for their VAIO™ Tap 20, a unique application that organises your social and information world. This feature is perfect for the Facebook users in the family for them to view, sort and manage all social networking services and news feeds through one stylish user interface, alongside your friends’ feeds and posts. Mark interesting articles for later reading when you’re not so busy. Based on what your friends are reading, ‘Socialife’ also points you to other popular topics and even suggests content that you might like. Keeping track of your friends and family becomes more convenient.

To record precious family moments, users can use the VAIO™ Movie Creator to turn video clips and pictures into short movies, all with an intuitive touch-based interface. In addition to supporting HD and 3D formats, VAIO™ Movie Creator lets users upload their work to SNS services like Facebook to share with friends.

The new VAIO™ Tap 20 from Sony will be available in the Philippines by end of October 2012. 

Visit here: SonyPhilippines

Free Anti-Rabies Vaccination for SM Advantage Cardholders

Duration: October 1 to 31, 2012

  1. Get a Free Anti-rabies vaccination for your pet when you present your SM Advantage Card / SM Prestige Card / BDO Rewards Card at the following Pet Express branches: Corinthian Hills, SM City Masinag, SM City North Edsa and SM Mall of Asia. 
  2. No purchase requirement required.
  3. Customers availing of the promo are adviced to present their vaccination records to check if pet is up to date with their vaccination shots.
  4. Maximum of three (3) dogs per cardholder. 
  5. Best to schedule an appointment with the veterinarian. Contact Pet Express branch of choice. 
Pet Express Contact Details:
  • SM Mall of Asia - 836-8955
  • SM City Masinag - 477-8659
  • Corinthian Hills - 696-7400
  • SM City North Edsa- 921-9442

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Mabuhay Germany 2012: Step Forward + Have Fun

On October 12 to 14, 2012, the German community with its companies and institutions operating in the Philippines will once again gather at the Bonifacio Global City for the annual Mabuhay Germany celebrations.  Now on its 5th year, this year's theme, "Step Forward + Have Fun," demonstrates the German communitys commitment to promote a better life and at the same time provide enjoyment for Filipinos through German opportunities, products, services, culture and influences.

With their more than 140 years of presence in the country, German influences and practices are not only felt through business, trade and educationthese have also been integrated into the Filipino culture by way of food and music, among others.   The annual Mabuhay Germany festivities,organized by the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Inc. (GPCCI), allow the German community in the Philippines to showcase its businesses, products, and community building initiatives through a weekend celebration during the German month.

This years celebration kicks-off with a VIP Opening Ceremony for the diplomatic corps and business representatives of Germany and the EU member states and their Filipino counterparts and a breathtakingopera performance by Frankie & Friends. The Saturday activities include an experttalk from Goethe Institut entitledHow German helps your career,the 3rd GPCCI Table Soccer Cup, and the Groovy Doovy German Party Nightwith the Authority Band and German- Filipina DJ Badkiss. Sunday activities include the traditionalCatholic mass followed by a German brunch with live music entertainment, a Broadway performance by German school kids, a Move to the German Groove singing and dancing contest, and a German Movie Night featuring Kokowääh.  Throughout the three-day event, kids will also be invited to several activities at the Hänsel and Gretel Haus. 

German food, prepared al fresco, like grilled sausages with potato salad, cabbage and Schnitzel with Bavarian beers, home-made desserts, cakes, and cookies will be served during the event. Concessionaires in this 5th annual event include the German Club, Gigers, BrummsWein, Säntis Delicatessen and DusitThani Hotel.There will also beWursty-Wursty, a fast-growing and popular restaurant which serves authentic German food enjoyed by locals and Booze On-Line, which brings to the country various German beers that Filipinos enjoy.

This years Mabuhay Germany exhibitors, which will showcase a comprehensive collection of German products, services, culture, and lifestyle in the Philippines, includeAyala Land Sales, Inc.,BASF Philippines, Inc., Club Paradise Resort, Palawan, CONTINENTAL, Doehle Ship management Phils. Corp, The German Embassy Manila, German European School Manila, Lufthansa German Airlines, Deutsche Gesellschaftfuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Lufthansa Technik Philippines, MAN Automotive Concessionaires Corporation, MATEC Maschinen Technik,Robert Bosch, Inc., Schenker Philippines Inc., andTriple I Consulting Inc.
The affair is sponsored by BAGElectronics,Cats Motors/Mercedes Benz, Doehle Ship managementPhils.Corp., Deutsche Gesellschaftfuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Greenpowerphils, Inc.,Hansa Meyer - ATS Projects Inc.,Hapag-Lloyd Philippine, CONTINENTAL, MAN Automotive Concessionaires Corporation, SSI Schaefer, STEAG State Power Inc., and TüVRheinland Philippines.

More information about the 5th Mabuhay Germany is available at

Friday, October 5, 2012

Remitly partners with M Lhuillier & Cebuana!

Are you an  OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) and wants to send their hard earned money to their families or relatives in the Phippines?

Remitly continues to grow! They now have more than 10,000 pick-up locations spread across the Philippine islands.  The new network includes non-bank partners – offering your loved ones more convenience than ever.

With the addition of Cebuana, MLhuillier and SM Department Store they now have thousands of safe and convenient remittance points. Cash pick-up transfers start at just $2.99, complete instantly and include a money-back guarantee. Remitly is truly the smartest way to send money home to the Philippines!

Remitly is excited to announce that customers can now send up to $1,000 for a $2.99 flat rate directly to bank accounts in the Phillipines!

They have partnered with some of the largest banks in the Philippines such as Philippine National Bank (PNB) and Metrobank to allow transfers from the US directly to bank accounts in the Philippines. All transfers up to $1,000 are only $2.99 and are completed instantly.

See below for all available banks:

Allied Savings Bank Enterprise Bank  Philippine Bank of Communications Robinsons Bank
Asia United Bank Equicom Savings Bank Philippine Business Bank Security Bank
Bank of Commerce Export Bank Philippine National Bank Standard Chartered Bank
Chinabank HSBC Philtrust Bank Sterling Bank Asia
Chinatrust Isla Bank Philippine Savings Bank Tong Yang Bank
Citibank Greenbank Quezon Capital Rural Bank Philippine Veterans Bank
Citystate Savings Bank Malayan Savings Bank Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation Wealth Development Bank
Development Bank of the Philippines Maybank Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation World Partners Bank
EastWest Metrobank       RCBC Savings Bank

Click here to sign in and send money to the Philippines.

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Airphil Express: Affordable Skies Ahead

Whether you want to fly around our wonderful country, or check out either Kuala Lumpur or Hong Kong for a new kind of adventure, we’re making it so you won’t have an excuse not to fly out this October!

P488 for Manila to Cebu and more!

WEB SALE: Manila to Cebu, Iloilo, Legazpi, Tacloban & Tuguegarao
Selling Period: Oct 6-7, 2012
Travel Period: Oct 10 - 27, 2012
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P488 for Clark and Cebu Hubs

WEB SALE: Clark (Cebu, Davao, Kalibo, Puerto Princesa) and Cebu (Puerto Princesa, Bacolod, Boracay, Iloilo, Kalibo, Tacloban, Butuan, Cagayan De Oro, Davao, General Santos, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Surigao, Zamboanga) Hubs
Selling Period: Oct 6-7, 2012
Travel Period: Oct 10 - 27, 2012
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P888 to Mindanao Routes

WEB SALE: Manila to Mindanao Routes (Cagayan De Oro, Cotobato, Davao, General Santos, Ozamiz, Surigao, Zamboanga)
Selling Period: Oct 6-7, 2012
Travel Period: Oct 10 - 27, 2012
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P1088 to HK or KL

WEB SALE: Manila to Kuala Lumpur
Cebu/ Clark to Hong Kong
Selling Period: Oct 6-7, 2012
Travel Period: Oct 10 - 27, 2012
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Homemade food still best for tots

Many busy moms nowadays have no time to prepare nutritious baby food. But when opting for store-bought bottled food, moms are not assured of the freshness and quality of these mixes, and that is why homemade food are still the better choice, says mother of five and Philips Avent brand ambassador, Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan.

“I am very particular when it comes to feeding my children. While there are many respectable brands of bottled baby food in the market, I still believe that nothing compares to homemade food that has been greatly thought out and considered for baby’s particular needs,” Maricel explains.

Me-Ann Achacoso, Philips Avent’s Business Development Manager for Health and Wellness, agrees. “The modern Filipina mom is hands-on and busy. That’s why Philips Avent’s Combined Steamer and Blender is the perfect ally for moms who want to ensure that their baby gets only the freshest and most nutritious food without having to sacrifice time in food preparation,” says Ms. Achacoso.

Ms. Achacoso adds that the Philips Avent Combined Steamer and Blender lets moms craft quick and healthy meals for baby. Its built-in steamer helps lock in food’s nutrients and natural flavors and with the flip of the steamer and blender, moms can instantly make fine purees to soft and small pieces of food that baby can consume for the different stages of weaning.


She adds that if moms don’t have time to prepare food, they can choose to make this ahead of time by storing the pre-made meals into Philips Avent’s Via Cups range which are ideal for storage in the refrigerator or freezer.

Ms. Achacoso concludes, “Creating your own baby food with the Combined Steamer and Blender promotes a healthy bond between parents, siblings and baby. You are also assured that you are giving your baby meals that contain natural vitamins and minerals without the harmful chemicals.”