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December 2023


Magnolia Chicken Timplados All Around

Giniling and Pangsahog products are ready to cook and perfectly marinated which makes it versatile for various dish applications.

Sulit & easy to prepare delicious Pinoy staples for only P49 per tub Real chicken goodness- made with real Magnolia Chicken High in protein which boosts immunity Packed in “Selyado Sigurado” tub packaging Versatile dish applications Giniling – can be used as stuffing for lumpiang shanghai, chicken siomai or formed into chicken ball or patty Pangsahog – can be used as pangsahog in pancit, soupy and vegetable dishes

With Magnolia Chicken Timplados All Around Giniling and Pangsahog, Sarap na pang all-around, Abot kaya na!


Amount Ingredients & Preparation

  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 can (340 g) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 pc cabbage, sliced
  • 1 pc carrots, small sized, diced
  • 1-1/2 cup elbow macaroni
  • 6-8 cups water
  • 3-4 pc hotdog, sliced
  • 2-3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1-2 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 1 pc (100 g) chicken liver (optional)


  1. In a wok/casserole, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Sauté the Magnolia All-Around Pangsahog, hotdog & chicken liver* for 4-5 minutes until meat becomes brown in color.
  3. Add the carrots, celery & cabbage and continue to sauté for 2-3minutes.
  4. Pour the water and let it boil. Then put the macaroni & cook for 9-10 minutes (depending on cooking guide).
  5. Pour the evaporated milk while stirring.
  6. Cover and simmer for 3 minutes.
  7. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  8. Serve hot and enjoy.

*Serving size: 6-8 pax

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Effortless Cooking with Magnolia Chicken Timplados All-Around Giniling

Do you get overwhelmed by complicated recipes with so much ingredients on its list? Worry no more! With Magnolia Chicken Timplados All Around Giniling, every dish would be effortlessly yummy because it is ready to cook and perfectly marinated which makes it versatile for various dishes. BUT, that is not all, it is also high in protein which boosts immunity! This will be your new go-to ingredient for any dish may it be lumpia, siomai, chicken meatballs or patty! Make your life hassle free and save time on preparing your holiday staples. Say good bye to tasteless meals, and hello to Magnolia Chicken Timplados All-Around Giniling!

Start your first journey with Magnolia Chicken Timplados All-Around Giniling with #Madalicious Lumpiang Shanghai recipe that your family will surely love. From a newbie cook to a seasoned chef level! We got you!


Amount Ingredients & Preparation

  • 10 pc lumpia/ spring roll wrappers (6-inch)
  • 2 cups cooking oil


  1. Place 25 g of Chicken Giniling on lumpia wrappers.
  2. Brush edges with water. Fold sides then roll to seal completely.
  3. Heat oil in a pan.
  4. Fry lumpia for 3 – 5 minutes until golden brown & cooked through.
  5. Drain Excess oil on paper towels.

Makes 2 servings. (Yield: 10 pc, 5pc per serving)

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Food, Lifestyle

Manila’s most spectacular countdown party at Rizal Park Hotel

The Rizal Park Hotel is inviting guests to an amazing New Year’s Eve Countdown at its rooftop bar, The Deck, on December 31, 2023, from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM. Get ready to ring in 2024 with a BANG in the heart of Manila. To guarantee a remarkable start to 2024, the hotel has planned an immersive experience and activities for guests of all ages.

The Upper Deck costs P2,500, while the Lower Deck costs P2,000. Access to the exciting New Year’s Eve celebration and countdown, a welcome drink, lively party favors, free sparklers, a lottery entry for thrilling prizes, and a delicious Media Noche buffet to sate appetites are all included with each ticket.

For P2,000, a child’s ticket gets them entry to the exciting countdown and party, a welcome drink (choice of chocolate, strawberry, or orange juice), and exclusive access to the kids’ area for extra entertainment. They also have the right to a media buffet dinner and raffle entry.

Highlights of the evening’s entertainment include a live band, a countdown, and an amazing fireworks show that features the Manila skyline.

The Rizal Park Hotel is offering a New Year’s Eve room package from December 31, 2023, to January 1, 2024, as the year comes to an end. For P18,000, you may get two tickets to The Deck’s New Year’s Eve Countdown Party, an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room, and a New Year’s Brunch buffet for two.

Tickets for the New Year’s Countdown can be obtained by calling or messaging 09276687839. Call 09176571334, for reservations and questions about rooms.

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Cooking Made Easy with Magnolia Chicken Timplados: An Excellent Giniling

Do dishes that are too intricate or have too many components overwhelm you? No more worries! Every recipe would be incredibly delicious when using Magnolia Chicken Timplados All Around Giniling because it is perfectly marinated and ready to cook, making it suitable for a variety of dishes. But that’s not all—it also has a lot of protein, which strengthens immunity! This will become your new go-to component for any recipe, be it burgers, siomai, lumpia, or chicken meatballs! Simplify your life and cut down on the time spent preparing your seasonal favorites. Introducing Magnolia Chicken Timplados All-Around Giniling—say goodbye to bland food!

Take your family on a delightful culinary adventure with Magnolia Chicken Timplados All-Around Giniling by starting with this #Madalicious Lumpiang Shanghai recipe (link to recipe). From a novice cook to an experienced chef! We have you covered!

Food, Lifestyle

Elevate Your Holiday Experience: Rizal Park Hotel’s Exclusive Accommodations and Culinary Offerings

The Rizal Park Hotel cordially welcomes visitors to embrace the spirit of celebration as the holiday season progresses, providing a variety of experiences ranging from delicious dining options to alluring room packages meant to bring happiness and make enduring memories. Families can enjoy the warmth of companionship at the hotel’s holiday Christmas Buffet among the holiday atmosphere. A touch of enchantment is added with the unique presence of the Gingerbread Man and Elves at the P1799 Christmas lunch feast on December 24 and 25. Families can also participate in a fun activity that involves decorating gingerbread cookies. An exquisite way to celebrate 2024 is to check out the Brunch Buffet at P2000, available from 11 AM to 3 PM on New Year’s Day at the Rizal Park Hotel.

The Rizal Park Hotel is pleased to provide its new Take-Out Specials for those who would rather enjoy a meal at home. For P2200, savor baby back ribs together with sides of corn muffins, coleslaw, and baked beans. Peking Duck (P4,388 ++), Suckling Pig (P12,800 ++), Kesong Puti and Itlog na Maalat (P190), Cream Cheese (P170), Ensaymada specialties with unique flavors of Ube and Cheese (P170), and Liver Pate (P350) with Baguette Crisps (P120) are some of the other options.

Guests seeking an extended celebration can opt for the Christmas Family Room Package, valid until December 31, 2023, offering an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room, breakfast buffet for four at Café Rizal, and a dinner buffet for four at Café Rizal—all for P15,000.

As the year transitions, the New Year’s Eve Room Package, from December 31, 2023, to January 01, 2024, presents an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room, two tickets to the New Year’s Eve Countdown Party at The Deck, and a New Year’s Brunch buffet for two, priced at P18,000. Ring in the New Year at The Deck with the New Year’s Countdown event from 9 PM to 1 AM. Options include Upper Deck at P2,500 and Lower Deck at P2,000, both offering access to the party and countdown, one drink, party favors, sparklers, a raffle entry, and a delectable Media Noche buffet. Children can also revel in their own celebration at P2,000 with their own entertainment at the kids corner. For tickets, call or message on Viber at 09276687839.

The Rizal Park Hotel will help you celebrate the holidays in style. Call 09177113926 for takeout specials and buffet bookings. Call 09176571334, for reservations and questions about rooms.

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Lifestyle, News

DTI announces the OBRA Design Masterclass Program, which will use mentorship and training to advance the furniture sector


The OBRA Design Masterclass Program was introduced by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Philippine Trade Training Center – Global MSME Academy (PTTC-GMEA). Its goal is to give young designers and scholars mentorships and specialized furniture training.

The goal of the OBRA Design Masterclass Program is to develop and support regional talent in the creative and furniture industries. The program’s goal is to raise the bar for Filipino furniture design by skillfully fusing cutting-edge technology, eco-friendly materials, and inventive creative methods.

PTTC-GMEA Executive Director Nelly Nita Dillera

“In the OBRA Design Masterclass, there will be training programs from mind setting, design thinking, market-driven designs, creative process, design phase, and prototyping. We will be witnessing the participants’ progress from the raw materials to those worth selling to the international market,” PTTC-GMEA Executive Director Nelly Nita Dillera said.

The program also aims to address challenges faced in the industry that affect Filipino furniture makers’ creativity and product development. Dillera cited escalating costs of imported raw materials and the competitive landscape amid rapid development on both local and international fronts.

Moreover, according to Ruby Salutan, Executive Consultant of Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation, Inc., a critical challenge the program intends to deal with is the emigration of professionals, including skilled furniture designers, from the country. OBRA Design Masterclass focuses on cultivating a cohort of young designers capable of seamlessly entering and contributing to the industry.

DTI-Competitiveness and Innovation Group Undersecretary Rafaelita Aldaba highlighted in her keynote speech the pivotal role of design in shaping a product’s value, influencing consumer perceptions, demand, and market positioning, which generates value in the furniture landscape.

(On screen) DTI-CIG Undersecretary Rafaelita Aldaba, (from L-R) DTI-CIG Director Lilian Salonga, PTTC-GMEA Executive Director Nelly Nita Dillera, and PTTC GMEA Planning and Programming Division Chief Ma. Fe Avila

“In an increasingly competitive market environment, design stands as a key differentiator. Beyond keeping pace with design trends, our designs must also align with emerging consumer preferences encompassing eco-friendly materials, digital technology integration, and responsible sourcing,” Aldaba said.

The program sessions will take place simultaneously across three locations: Pampanga, Cebu, and Manila. Participants will have the opportunity to refine their skills and capabilities in crafting designs and prototypes, guided by industry-renowned furniture designers such as multi-awarded industrial designer Kenneth Cobonpue and industry partners like the Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines, Cebu Furniture Industries Foundation, Inc., and Pampanga Furniture Industries Foundation, Inc.

The program is divided into three stages: designing for the market, where participating companies participate in an international event, such as the Philippines International Furniture Show in March 2024; program consultancy, where participating companies plan and execute their product development; and the designer’s phase, where they receive training in planning, execution, evaluation, and tools.

The courses for the OBRA Design Masterclass Program are expected to start in the second week of December 2023. Go to or the DTI-PTTC Facebook page for additional details.


Get up and shine! How to raise your early meal game to meet your health objectives

Make breakfast even more delightful with Vitasoy’s latest plant-based milk variants, Plus Milky Oat and Plus Milky Almond


Even while achieving your health goals may take some time, it may still be pleasurable. For example, just a minor dietary adjustment can add enjoyment and value to the voyage.

Here’s a suggestion: how about including plant-based milk drinks in your breakfast routine? Vitasoy is a ready-to-drink milk brand that offers a variety of tasty and nourishing plant-based milk products that can help you elevate your morning routine.

Enjoy your morning cereal with Vitasoy Plus Milky Almond

The company sells three delicious, nutrient-dense milky varieties: Vitasoy Plus Milky, which is based on soy, and Vitasoy Plus Milky Almond, which is composed entirely of 100% almonds, and Vitasoy Plus Milky Oat, which is based on oats. You’ll adore them for being nutritious powerhouses, full of calcium, protein, and vitamin D. Additionally, Vitasoy Plus products are low in saturated fat, cholesterol, and lactose, making them heart and gut-friendly. These plant-based milk drinks from Vitasoy will keep you strong and healthy while you indulge in that comforting, milky goodness when combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Level up your overnight oats with Vitasoy Plus Milky Oat

Don’t know which plant milk to choose? Vitasoy Plus Milky is soy milk that’s milky and creamy, even vegans couldn’t believe it’s plant milk! Vitasoy Plus Milky Almond has a creamy texture and roasted almond taste, while Vitasoy Plus Milky Oat has the rich, oat-y flavor and a milky texture and aroma. You can enjoy these plant-based milk drinks on their own, mix them in your morning cup of coffee or tea, or use them to elevate your breakfast game. Check out some ideas below: Milky Overnight Oats In need of a quick breakfast? Prep one the night before! Just mix Vitasoy Plus Milky Oat, oatmeal, chopped fresh fruit, and a sprinkle of nuts in a jar, place it in your fridge, and enjoy it the next day. For your fruit and nut toppings, you can try bananas or apples and cashews or walnuts. The creaminess of Vitasoy Plus Milky Oat enhances the various textures and tastes of this dish, making it a hearty and enjoyable meal.

Experience your Korean Ramyeon the milky way with Vitasoy Plus Milky.

Milky Breakfast Cereal Yes, you can level up your basic breakfast cereal with plant-based milk! Pour Vitasoy Plus Milky Almond over cornflakes, and add your favorite fruits like strawberries or mangoes. Vitasoy Plus Milky Almond’s delightfully nutty flavor will complement the crunch of the cereal. Milky Korean Ramyeon Balance out the heat in your Korean ramen by adding the creamy goodness of milk! Pour in some Vitasoy Plus Milky into your favorite Korean ramyeon recipe, further level up its protein content with egg! Mix in some chopped vegetables and enjoy your healthy Korean breakfast!

As they say, there’s nothing like having a substantial and nutritious breakfast to start the day. It’s time to incorporate Vitasoy Plus’s plant-based milk drinks into your morning routine! To find out more, like and follow @VitasoyPH on Facebook and Instagram. Caption: Use Vitasoy Plus Milky Oat to enhance your overnight oats.

Food, Lifestyle

Coca-Cola Philippines is pushing for a circular economy with a focus on water security and plastic packaging

(From left) Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc. president and CEO Gareth McGeown, sustainability champion Andi Eigenmann, Coca-Cola Philippines president Tony del Rosario, Ms. Universe Philippines 2018 and environment advocate Catriona Gray, and Environment Undersecretary Juan Miguel Cuna at the launch of “May Ikabobote Pa” consumer engagement initiative

Coca-Cola Philippines makes great strides toward environmental sustainability by the end of 2023 and is even more determined to pick up speed in 2024. In order to reach its World Without Waste goals, the company strengthened its efforts this year and introduced “May Ikabobote Pa,” a brand-led campaign designed to encourage customers to recycle more. Developing alliances with groups that are dedicated to promoting a circular economy for plastic packaging is one way to do this.

The Coca-Cola Corporation also launched its 2030 Water Security Strategy, with the goal of having 175 locations worldwide utilize 100% circular water. In addition, the company intends to collaborate with groups that share its values in order to improve the condition of sixty important watersheds and restore two trillion liters of water to communities and the environment between 2021 and 2030.

“We are grateful for all our projects this year, which demonstrate our dedication to conducting our business more sustainably and empowering the communities where we operate and serve,” said Tony del Rosario, President of Coca-Cola Philippines. “We recognize our responsibility to continue making a positive impact in communities and the environment and acknowledge that we still have a long way to go and that we cannot do this alone. We encourage everyone to join us in these efforts.”

Advancing a circular economy on plastic packaging

Coca-Cola Philippines took another significant step toward a circular economy for plastic packaging by introducing more bottles made from 100% recycled PET plastic (rPET), excluding caps and labels. In September this year, the company introduced rPET packaging for Coca-Cola Original in 190ml and 390ml and Wilkins Pure in 500ml, in addition to Sprite 500ml, which was introduced in 2019.

The announcement came on top of the launch of “May Ikabobote Pa,” the company’s new consumer engagement initiative aiming to inform and engage consumers about the actions they can take to recycle their empty plastic bottles. 

“May Ikabobote Pa” is brought to life by new rPET labels featuring a call to action, ‘Recycle Me Again,’ and a QR code that directs users to the Coca-Cola Sustainability Hub. This hub provides information about the company’s recycling program, including a map displaying the locations of over 2,800 recycling drop-off points across the country, in collaboration with more than 60 partners. The hub also provides relevant updates on the company’s waste management initiatives. Moreover, “May Ikabobote Pa” offers enhanced consumer recycling experiences, digital-led communications, and partnerships within selected 7-Eleven and Shel outlets.

Leveraging partnerships for effective waste collection and capacity building

Since the launch of The Coca-Cola Company’s World Without Waste global strategy in 2018, Coca-Cola Philippines has formed strategic alliances with the government, non-governmental organizations, and civil society to help establish a circular economy for plastic packaging in the country.

One of the company’s goals is to make recycling easier and more accessible for consumers by expanding its over 2,800 recycling drop-off points across the country through increased partnerships with like-minded organizations and institutions. This includes enabling the participation of micro-entrepreneurs, particularly carinderias and sari-sari stores, through the Tapon to Ipon and Tindahan Extra Mile Balik PET Bottle programs. Both programs help create a community-backed circular economy for plastic packaging while promoting economic empowerment among micro-retailers. 

TEM collection bins are placed in front of sari-sari stores and carinderias. Here, consumers can drop their empty bottles and cans for recycling.

For 2024, the company aims to expand the number of its partner carinderias and sari-sari stores to 2,400 in Metro Manila and nearby areas. Meanwhile, Coca-Cola Philippines’ bottling arm, Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines (CCBPI), has inaugurated over 700 Tapon to Ipon store hubs in 170 cities and municipalities across the country. CCBPI has also partnered with the provincial governments of Iloilo, Davao del Sur, and Camiguin for the large-scale collection of recyclable plastic bottles.

Joel Papagayo is one of the collection partners of Coca-Cola Philippines and Plastic Bank under the Ecosystem Impact Program.

Coca-Cola Philippines also helps improve the welfare of informal waste sector workers by supporting the work of social entrepreneur Plastic Bank. Since 2021, the partnership has so far activated 38 waste collection locations and 651 collection community members in the South Luzon area which has resulted in the collection of 546,000 kilograms of post-consumer bottles for recycling.

Helping preserve and improve water resources

In the Philippines and around the world, people are experiencing the impact of a warming planet through changes in water—from floods to droughts to rising temperatures in oceans. These changes adversely affect farming communities, create challenges in food production, and make it difficult for hundreds of communities to access safe and clean water for drinking and sanitation.

With a presence in more than 200 countries and territories, The Coca-Cola Company recognizes its responsibility to protect local water resources and help people who live in places that face water scarcity. Coca-Cola gives priority to communities near its facilities, urban hubs where its products are sold, and rural farming areas where it sources and grows its ingredients.

In the Philippines, Coca-Cola champions water security through efficient water use in manufacturing, improving watershed health, and helping communities access safe and clean water. 

Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc. implements water-saving initiatives to improve national water use efficiency.

Bottling partner CCBPI has improved its national water use efficiency across 18 manufacturing plants throughout the country through stringent water-saving initiatives. From 2015 to 2022, CCBPI saved approximately 11 million cubic meters of water, equivalent to about 4,400 Olympic-sized swimming pools.

Meanwhile, Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines prioritizes nature-based solutions as a way to conserve watersheds using natural processes such as reforestation, wetland restoration, and the promotion of sustainable agriculture.

Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines helps hundreds of communities have access to safe and clean water for drinking and sanitation.

Coca-Cola Philippines works with over 25 partners around the country through the Foundation to restore communities and the environment using the same quantity of water used to produce finished goods. In the most affected communities, this partnership seeks to improve access to clean drinking water and sanitary facilities.

“The Coca-Cola Company has been in the Philippines for the past 111 years. We stay true to our company’s purpose of refreshing the world while making a difference through loved brands, done sustainably, for a better-shared future,” said del Rosario. “As we look ahead, we are dedicated to serving Filipino consumers their favorite beverage brands and building a thriving and sustainable business that will endure for many more years.”

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Lifestyle, Sports

The UP Maroons are adoring dog fathers outside the court

 UP Maroon’s Aldous Torculas (left) and Sean Alter spending time with their fur babies

There is nothing better than returning home to a happy dog. Your pets will always be happy to see you when you arrive at the door, no matter how the day goes. When you become comfortable, they will be eager to play and relax with you. Some UP Maroons players get this feeling after practice and important game days.

A lot of sports fans watch UAAP Basketball to witness the UP Maroons stomp all over the court. Students and alumni from all throughout the nation rejoiced as the UP team won the championship during Season 84. They made it to the finals once more this year, carrying on their winning streak. The UP Maroons demonstrated their fervor and will to win even though they finished second.

The UP Maroons are devoted pet fathers who enjoy spending their free time with their dogs when they’re not giving it their all on the court.

Maroon’s best friend

CJ Casino with his fur baby, Milo

For UP Maroons team captain CJ Cansino, walking and playing with his Corgi, Milo, re-energizes him whenever he’s back home in Laguna. “I make sure na ako nag-aalaga sa kanya, ako nag-iikot sa kanya, ako nagpapakain sa kanya,” he says.

When Aldous Torculas got his American Bulldog, Zion, during the pandemic, he spent a lot of time with him to feel relaxed. “Best memory ko yung nakuha ko si Zion nung pandemic. Tuwang-tuwa ako everytime na gigising ako, siya agad yung pinupuntahan ko,” he says.

Loyal family members

More than anything, dogs are important members of the family. They are like children and siblings you take good care of, even spoiling them with yummy food and cute toys. At the same time, they repay the love you give with loyalty and companionship.

UAAP Season 85 MVP Malick Diouf with his pet

UAAP Season 85 MVP Malick Diouf considers his two dogs, Emma and Bellie, as great company. They’re always there for him whenever he feels down, so he can count on them whenever he needs a pick-me-up.

Meanwhile, Fil-Am player Sean Alter shares that he can’t wait to see his dog Wicky when he goes home to the US. The small white Maltese-Poodle is “always happy” to see Sean, and always cuddles with him. “It’s a lot of responsibility to take care of a dog, but having [a dog] to cuddle when you are feeling lonely or down, it’s the best feeling,” he says.

The UP Maroons always make sure to dedicate time and energy to their pet babies, regardless of whether they live with or without them. They may not always be present due to their demanding schedules, but they are aware of what is best for them, which includes providing them with nutrient-rich TopBreed dog food on a daily basis.

All athletes, UP Maroons included, are deeply committed to their sport. The UP Maroons, however, aren’t afraid to display their caring side with their cherished canines in the midst of pictures and videos of basketball moments. Their dogs and loved ones will be there to welcome them home whether they win or lose games.


Holiday Specials: Wonderful Offers for You and Your Animal Companions

Treat yourself and your furry friends to amazing deals on their favorite treats this holiday season!

We are excited to present Purr Delight Tuna to your feline companions. Made with real tuna flakes and enhanced with Omega-3 for a glowing coat, smooth skin, and healthy joints, it’s more than just a treat—it’s a nutritious joy. Packed with vital nutrients and proudly made in the Philippines, Purr Delight Tuna perfectly captures your concern for your cat’s health.

From December 21, 2023, until December 31, 2023, don’t miss Mo & Bear deals. Take advantage of a unique 15% off a variety of items, such as the wholesome Purr Tuna Delight. Just apply the MBHOLIDAY15 coupon code.

Here’s a sneak peek into our brands:

Purr Delight: Turning Meals into Tuna Festivals.

Happy Life: Nurturing Pets, Nourishing Homes.

Archies Footwear: Experience the Comfiest Walk of Your Life.

For these incredible offers, make sure to visit Mo & Bear and follow their Facebook page and Instagram account. Now is the ideal moment to spoil your pets with these unique holiday treats!