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March 2021

Food, Lifestyle

Ortigas Malls introduces My Home Dashers where your food and essentials delivered right at your doorstep

Over one year now since the pandemic began and we still experience the COVID-19 surge in NCR so  heightened restrictions are being enforced once again. Good thing we’ve found ways to adapt and do our daily activities the safe way. And with shopping, a safe and convenient experience is at your fingertips with My Home Dashers.

With just a call, Ortigas Malls’ My Home Dashers will shop and deliver all the essentials you need right to your doorstep. All you need to do is follow three easy steps – call to book, send your shopping list, settle your bill and wait for your delivery to arrive. Have your essentials, food cravings, clothes, shoes, gadgets and more delivered quickly and conveniently.

You may contact Ortigas Malls My Home Dashers by calling or texting the assigned Home Dashers. Greenhills 0917-815-6640, Tiendesitas and Estancia 0917-851-9262.  All without leaving the comfort at your home.

For more information, you may check their official Facebook pages – Greenhills, Tiendesitas, Estancia, and Industria

Lifestyle, News

Smile Train Philippines’ Telehealth and Virtual Speech Program has won several awards

Smile Train has always been committed to finding new paths and using technology to serve more patients and communities around the country through its Interactive Telehealth Program and Speech Camp. The Public Relations Society of the Philippines (PRSP) and the Philippine Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators honored the programs with awards from colleagues in the communications industry. The program’s awards recognized the volunteers’, healthcare organizations’, and corporate partners’ commitment and devotion to rallying support for cleft patients so that they could continue to receive quality cleft treatment even during the disease outbreak.

Smile Train’s Speech Telehealth Program in the Philippines has supported more than 100 patients, providing them with more than 700 cleft care-related sessions, including speech therapy, nutritional support, breastfeeding guidance for mothers of babies with clefts, pre-surgical consultations, and psychosocial care. Results which made it possible for the programs to be conferred with the Silver Anvil Award at PRSP’s 56th Anvil Awards and a Merit Award at IABC’s 18th Philippines Quill Awards.

Launched in April 2020, two weeks into the lockdown, the Virtual Telehealth program is manned by volunteer speech language pathologists. Maximizing technology and social media, the Virtual Telehealth Program made use of Facebook Live, chat applications such as Viber and Messenger, and online discussions to ensure that speech therapy classes continued virtually. More than that, the Telehealth Program managed to reach cleft patients who live in rural or isolated communities and made its services more readily available or convenient for people with limited mobility, time, or transportation options.

Every kid, according to Smile Train, is deserving of the chance to live a normal life. Its willingness to provide speech therapy sessions online during such trying times demonstrates the foundation’s flexibility and dedication to delivering consistent comprehensive cleft treatment to its beneficiaries’ ever-changing needs. The program not only showed Smile Train’s ability to adapt rapidly, but it also helped to illustrate the numerous disparities that remain when it comes to the assistance that cleft lip and palate patients need.

To learn more about how Smile Train’s sustainable approach means donations have both an immediate and long-term impact, please visit For more information about Smile Train’s work in the Philippines, please contact [email protected].


Lifestyle, News

Sameer Singh has been appointed Head of Global Business Solutions for Southeast Asia by TikTok

Sameer Singh has been appointed Head of Global Business Solutions, Southeast Asia, at  TikTok, the leading destination for short-form mobile content. Singh will be in charge of leading sales and business marketing solutions across all TikTok for Business products in the area in his new role. Singh has pioneered creative marketing and advertisement strategies over the course of his 25-year career. Prior to joining TikTok and ByteDance, Singh was the Chief Executive Officer of GroupM South Asia, where he helped clients gain a strategic edge in digital leadership and content. Singh has also worked for Google, where he held important leadership roles, GSK, Procter & Gamble, and IPG have offices in Palo Alto, Boston, London, Dubai, and Guangzhou, among other locations.

In a career spanning over 25 years, Singh has pioneered innovative marketing and advertising solutions. Prior to joining TikTok and ByteDance, Singh spearheaded the operations at GroupM as Chief Executive Officer, South Asia, providing clients with a competitive advantage in digital leadership and content. Singh has also held key leadership positions in Google, GSK, Procter & Gamble, and IPG, across geographies including Palo Alto, Boston, London, Dubai and Guangzhou.

“TikTok has supported tens of thousands of enterprises and partners, especially small and medium businesses, to elevate their marketing and advertising efforts and grow their business with our extensive product suite. Southeast Asia is a fast-growing region with boundless potential, especially in the short-form content space, and the SEA markets continue to be a priority for us as we expand and innovate our TikTok for Business offerings to suit the diverse needs of this region,” said Singh.

TikTok’s Global Market Solutions arm enables companies of all sizes to connect with their target customers in new and innovative ways, while also providing a supportive and secure atmosphere for brand partners. Singh’s appointment reaffirms TikTok’s contribution to Southeast Asia’s local economies by assisting the region’s few small and mid-sized companies.

 “We are in a dynamic time at TikTok as we introduce new and creative ways for brands of all sizes to reach success on TikTok, and Singh has been indispensable in driving TikTok’s advertising efforts thus far,” said Blake Chandlee, TikTok’s President of Global Business Solutions. “We’re absolutely delighted to welcome him to this new role and look forward to seeing how he will propel the team to new heights as Head of Global Business Solutions in Southeast Asia.”

TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, Mountain View, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul, and Tokyo.



Lifestyle, News

Devant Brings Summer’s Finest Into Your Home

Summer is officially here, and just because you won’t be able to spend it outside in the sun doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time. It’s entirely possible to have a different kind of summer at home, and Devant will assist you in doing so. The brand takes the best of summer indoors, helping you to remain healthy and worry-free. Its feature-rich televisions, such as the Devant Smart Quantum 4K TV Series, are ideal for this. Large screens equal big entertainment, and the Devant Smart Quantum 4K TV, which comes in 65”, 55”, and 50” sizes, delivers just that. Its Quantum Ultra HD 3840×2160 resolution produces a crisp, direct picture that is reminiscent of scenic views on a beautiful summer day. It runs the Vidaa U operating system, which has a simple, easy-to-use interface that can be customized to fit your unique needs.

Through the VIDAA STORE, an HTML5-based storefront of exciting apps that are all optimized for TV, you can get all the apps you need for entertainment. Missing the sea? Watch movies and TV shows set on the beach on Netflix. You can also use YouTube to learn how to make summer-friendly food and drinks, like smoothies and fresh cold salads. And, with Anyview Cast, you can mirror your phone screen onto your TV to watch and relive all the fun memories of past summers on a larger screen.

Here are all the fantastic Devant Smart Quantum 4K TV features that you can enjoy:

  1. Available in 65”, 55”, and 50”
  2. Quantum Ultra HD 3840×2160
  3. Vidaa U Operating System
  4. VIDAA App Store
  5. HDR Compatible
  6. Ultra Smooth Motion
  7. Bluetooth Function
  8. YouTube
  9. Netflix
  10. Screen Sharing
  11. Dolby Atmos
  12. Dolby Vision

At the Devant Summer Splash Sale, get a free Devant Soundbar when you upgrade to an amazing Smart Quantum 4K TV! The Devant Summer Splash Sale is available in Devant’s Official Flagship Stores on Lazada ( and Shopee (, as well as participating retail stores, until March 31, 2021.

For more about the #SummerSplashSmartTVs, as well as other products, check out the Devant Website ( Devant products are also available in leading appliance stores nationwide.

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Lifestyle, News

Through the Farm to Kitchen campaign, ConcepStore, Mayani, and Kumu bring fresh excitement to Filipino homes

(L-R) Mike Dauden (Head of ConcepStore), Jojo Concepcion (Chairman & CEO, Concepcion Industrial Corporation, JT Solis (Co-Founder & CEO, Mayani), Atty. Ron Dime (Co-Founder & Chief Legal Counsel, Mayani)

A Farm to Kitchen 3-Day Mega-Sale will be held this March 29 to March 31 against the backdrop of tighter neighborhood quarantines and a preference for shopping from the comfort of one’s own home, offering customers up to a 20% discount on selected kitchen appliance and fresh produce packages conveniently delivered to their doorsteps.

Mayani, the country’s fastest-growing farm-to-table network with over 10,000 rural smallholder farmers, Kumu, the leading live streaming app for Filipinos around the world, and ConcepStore, the e-commerce arm of the Concepcion Industrial Corporation, have come together to launch the initiative (CIC),Carrier, Condura, Toshiba, and Midea are only a few of the well-known home brands that are publicly traded.

Mike Dauden, Head of ConcepStore stated, “ConcepStore is focusing on the big home reboot as people learn to cope and adapt to the new normal. We are beginning to see a shift towards a safer and healthier lifestyle with more and more families staying home and eating fresh. Our goal is to provide a healthier lifestyle with us providing modern kitchen appliances, Mayani bringing in the fresh produce, and Kumu as our community builder.”

The alliance continues with what is also considered the first-of-its-kind Farm to Kitchen offerings that showcase quality and inherently support the local agricultural industry, one of the hardest hit sectors during the pandemic. With CIC’s 60-year conglomerate controlling nearly 40% market share in the consumer appliance space, the alliance proceeds with what is also considered the first-of-its-kind Farm to Kitchen offerings that showcase quality and inherently support the local agricultural industry, one of the hardest hit sectors during the pandemic.

“We have long laser-focused on moms, health buffs, and kitchen aficionados as they are the drivers of our retail growth, so this is way to further capture more holistic data on their spending patterns and constantly come up with new offers that meet their total needs – from what they eat to how they prepare the food,” said JT Solis, the Co-Founder & CEO of Mayani, top brands like Shell, WalterMart, and Safe Options now use who to control their fresh produce supply chains.

The 20 percent flash sale on bundles like the Multifunctional Vegetable Sterilizer with Fresh Benguet Basket and Bean to Cup Coffee Maker with Barako Coffee Beans is only available on the Mayani e-commerce platform and Kumu app’s live commerce channels starting March 29 and is stackable – meaning customers can check out with multiple discounts. On April 5, deliveries will be made.

Irving Mendoza, Vice President for Live Commerce of Kumu said, “We evolved our app not just to provide a venue to for authentic communities but also a launchpad for homegrown brands such as Mayani and ConcepStore to amplify their e-commerce roadmaps.”

Tags: ConcepStore, Mayani, Kumu, Farm to Kitchen, Mike Dauden, Jojo Concepcion, JT Solis, Irving Mendoza, Mayani Philippines


“Labis-labis,” Sponge Cola’s newest single that puts a new twist on romance

Sponge Cola has always been adept at capturing the divine feeling of a romantic high, the cautionary tale that follows, and the journey trapped in between the respective timelines, aside from churning out modern rock classics that carve a special place in our collective consciousness. The “Siguro Nga” hitmakers have perfected the art of spearheading the soundtrack of our lives with widespread appeal, and with the launch of their new single “Labis-labis” through Sony Music Philippines, they are putting a uniquely captivating yet relatable spin on the “love song” format.

According to guitarist Erwin “Armo” Armovit, their latest single is all about the “overflowing, overwhelming joy of being fully yourself with someone,” and was written from a sincere, heartwarming place. “Love is an inexhaustible source of inspiration that takes countless forms; and songs are stories set to music. Every person experiences love differently, but every person experiences love.”

Having redefined stories about romance and defeat from varying lenses, Sponge Cola refuses to pin down their songwriting sensibilities with a one-dimensional approach. As bassist Gosh Dilay puts it, “With love songs, there is always a new angle/new dimension to explore.”

True to its core, “Labis-labis” works because beyond its gloriously cinematic chorus and inescapable verses, the song isspecifically made to describe a moment—fleeting, short, but resonant to the experiences of the people around us, most especially those that chose to accept and reciprocate love in various shapes and forms, regardless of its possible consequences. Dilay perfectly sums up this emotional retreat into words, “it’s the gleeful feeling of excitement upon seeing someone you love, after being away for so long. Or even just after a brief period. That’s the magic of the song.”

Recording “Labis-labis” turned out to be fun and exciting for Sponge Cola, even if it has undergone the most transformations out of any songs that they’ve previously worked on. “The song started as a mid-tempo, all acoustic ballad and continuously evolved into its current state as we played it together as a band and incorporated modern arrangement ideas from our producer, Joey Santos.” Armovit said, “We had to play the song repeatedly and listen to really figure out what it needed and where it wanted to go.”

The track incorporated their funk, although subtly, while maintaining the arrangement’s unrepentant pop smarts. Musically, the compositions also took a more interesting turn, making it a bit more shaking and unique.

Sponge Cola’s “Labis-labis” is out now on all digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines.







PCPPI celebrates World Water Day by reducing water use

In comparison to the previous year, Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI), the sole producer of PepsiCo soda products, recently announced a 6% reduction in its 2020 water consumption. More than 2,300 Olympic-sized swimming pools were saved thanks to the company’s efforts.

In support of 2021 World Water Day, PCPPI commits to improve its water reduction. The company detailed it recycled and reused more than 100,000 m3 or more than 26 million gallons of water.

“Despite the challenges from the pandemic, we still upheld our water stewardship principles.  The company respects water as a fundamental right. Thus, we strictly manage our water consumption and water wastes,” said PCPPI President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Frederick D. Ong.

Internally, PCPPI will replicate its water reuse initiatives implemented in its Muntinlupa plant. The company will mirror the project in its Tanuan, Zamboanga, and Cebu plants this year.

To bolster its water stewardship initiatives, PCPPI is strengthening its host communities’ involvement. This year, the company will partner with more local government units for its adopt-a-river program.

“Our company does not stop at managing our water resource. We also plan to nourish our sources of clean water to further sustain its supply,” added Ong.

Water Stewardship is one of PCPPI’s three Sustainability pillars. It is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs), the Philippine Development Plan, and PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose.

About Pepsi Philippines 

Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI) is the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages & snacks in the Philippines, with a relationship spanning 70 years. PCPPI is a listed company in the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE: PIP) with Lotte Corporation which is a holding company of Lotte Chilsung Beverage, one of the biggest beverage companies in South Korea as the lead shareholder co-managing with PepsiCo. PCPPI manufactures and sells well-known food and beverage brands: Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton, Sting, Premier, Sips, Milkis, Let’s Be and Aquafina. It has established 14 manufacturing facilities across the country, serving more than 700,000 outlets and providing employment through its extensive distribution network.

PCPPI is committed to create a positive impact on society with programs focused on environmental sustainability, nutrition, education, and livelihood. For more information, visit




Add to Cart and Stay Ahead of Incredible Logitech Offers at Lazada’s 9th Birthday Sale

Regular and timely updates will help ensure that your work-at-home or gaming setups are still performing at their best. After all, system reliability does degrade over time, so a fast update is an easy solution to wear-and-tear issues that you’ll eventually face with any gear. Often you upgrade simply to get better specs that will help you to complete tasks more accurately and efficiently. Thanks to improved ergonomic features and designs, newer, more premium devices can also mean increased comfort for extended  use.

Boost work your from home productivity

When working from home, having the right gear makes a huge difference in keeping productivity levels up. For those without a dedicated home office space, devices that are easy to set up, use, and pack away, free from restricting wires, are truly helpful. Logitech’s MK275 Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo is a great example. The compact mouse and full-size keyboard both have an extended battery life, and long range that promises virtually no delays or dropouts.

Another fantastic work from home option is the Logitech M585 Multi-Device Mouse. Capable of navigating seamlessly between two computers, this mouse allows you to easily copy and paste text, documents, and images from one computer to another. Say goodbye to tedious file transfers over the cloud, external storage devices, or email.

With bold sound and strong bass, you can create your ideal work environment with mood-boosting music using the Z333 Speaker System with Subwoofer. This system is great for listening to media for work, and also functions well for webinars, meetings, and virtual events, where crystal clear audio is needed.

Play to win at home

Enjoy a pro-level gaming experience at home with the best Logitech G gaming gear. You can count on performance, responsiveness and durability with the G Pro X Keyboard with user-swappable pro-grade switches. Space is not a problem with this keyboard’s compact design, leaving enough room to freely move your mouse around.

Gaming requires precision and accuracy, and the Logitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse gives you exactly that. This mouse has the perfect combination of shape, weight, and feel, and is also equipped with LIGHTSPEED wireless and HERO 25k sensor technologies, promising a great game performance.

Finally, immerse yourself completely in your favorite game with big sound from the G331 Gaming Headset. Truly experience the thrill of the game when you hear everything around you with great clarity, and be heard loud and clear by teammates and other players, too.

Add to cart now

Whatever the reason, if gadget upgrades are currently in your wishlist, now is definitely the time to add to cart. Unbeatable deals on premium Logitech products are coming to the Logitech LazMall Official Store, right in time for Lazada’s 9th birthday sale on March 27, 2021.

Enjoy discounts of up to 40% on selected items, as well as various other promos and freebies, such as Logitech masks, P100 and P500 Sodexo Gift Certificates, Logitech t-shirts, Logi pouches, Valorant mousepads, and Valorant pillows, when you shop online during the sale.

Visit and follow the Logitech LazMall Flagship Store, as well as the Logitech website and official Facebook page, for more information.

Octagon, Silicon Valley, PC Express, Datablitz, Complink, I-Tech/Gamezone, Electroworld, Abenson, Office Warehouse, PC Hub, PC Worx, Villman, DynaQuest, Techwarez, Gameline, Thinking Tools, Gaisano Interpace, Digi-Serv Solutions, Davao FutureBright, Concept Computer, and Nutech are only a few of the Logitech partner stores.

About Logitech

Logitech designs products that have an everyday place in people’s lives, connecting them to the digital experiences they care about. More than 35 years ago, Logitech started connecting people through computers, and now it’s a multi-brand company designing products that bring people together through music, gaming, video, and computing. Brands of Logitech include Logitech, Logitech G, ASTRO Gaming, Streamlabs, Ultimate Ears, Jaybird and Blue Microphones. Founded in 1981, and headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Logitech International is a Swiss public company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LOGN) and on the Nasdaq Global Select Market (LOGI). Find Logitech at Follow Logitech official FB Page @LogitechPhilippines.

Food, Lifestyle

Enjoy the safe food experience in Ortigas Malls

There’s nothing like sharing delicious food with your loved ones, whether they’re family or friends, to build lasting memories. We’ve missed out on so many moments together due to the lockdown, but we’ve adjusted to the constraints and are now able to eat out and spend time together again.

Ortigas Malls understands that our love for dining out and enjoying good food do not end just because of the new normal. Because of this, they have opened up al fresco dining for all their malls – Greenhills, Estancia and Tiendesitas. As they put the mall goers’ safety and convenience as their top priority and efficiently maximizing their open spaces, everyone can now enjoy their meals in their favorite restaurants with peace of mind.

Enjoy your meals outdoors with your loved ones, surrounded by delicious food. Ortigas Malls is ready to satisfy your cravings for Spanish Tapas, Japanese Sushi, Pinoy classics, or even the must-have comfort food.

Enjoy a memorable al fresco dining experience at Greenhills, Tiendesitas, and Estancia right now.

For more information, you may check their official Facebook pages – Greenhills,  Tiendesitas, Estancia, and Industria.



Zelijah, a rapper/producer, takes a ride down memory lane with his song “17”


Zelijah’s new song “17,” which is out today through Sony Music Philippines, takes a ride down memory lane. The Filipino rapper/producer strikes a balance between honing a music palate that distills today’s algorithm-driven sounds and addressing the convergence of different music genres with a pop flair, trading verses with fellow hip-hop artist Ellis G on bossa-infused, lo-fi beats and stripped-down guitars.

“17” was supposed to be a sad little tune about cherishing the best years of our lives in a bubble, tucked away from the hassles of adult responsibilities. “But the vibe it gave us when we were working on the song was just purely nostalgic so we thought of writing the lyrics about the 2012 and 2017 era where both of us were 17 years old,” the multi-talented artist admits in a statement. “Personally, this age bracket is where we worry less about the world and only think about ourselves and all the mundane things— free from our life problems,” said Zelijah

Zelijah produced, mixed, and mastered the track alone in his home studio, reasserting creative control over his art. The multi-hyphenate artist is used to doing these by himself, having worked with several artists behind the scenes, from big names such as Young JV and Jason Dy to record-breaking behemoths such as Loonie and John Roa. “It was hard at first but then it just grows on you till it becomes a normal thing to do,” he shares. “Personally, having control over these sections makes the song more authentic to me. It also allows me to play around with different techniques and approaches that other engineers wouldn’t do.”

“It’s always fun working with Ellis to be honest,” says Zelijah. “We both push each other’s boundaries. We tend to one up each other but in a good way. There’s no room for sugar coating and fake compliments between us. We prefer to keep it blunt in everything we do for us to grow.” Zelijah thanked Ellis G for his contribution to “17.” Ellis G, for one, freestyled on the mic with a particular theme in mind, delving further into the enjoyable side of nostalgia in order to capture the feeling of everlasting youth.

Zelijah’s “17” is out now on all digital platforms worldwide via Sony Music Philippines. The song will be part of the upcoming EP, ‘Press F to Drop Out’—to be released soon.