Cool, clean Christmas fun for the whole barkada with C2 1.5 Litro

December means Christmas and the much-awaited Christmas vacation. It’s time to take a break from projects and deadlines and embark on good times with friends -- from going on adventurous road trips, chilling in a mall or discovering new favorite hang-outs. What better way to complement great holiday moments than with a refreshing and healthy bottle of C2 1.5 Litro that the whole barkada can share?

Yearning for a quick and easy Yuletide trip with friends? Explore nearby places like Tagaytay. Pack some tasty snacks and and C2 1.5 Litro, which is so convenient to tote along. Everyone can enjoy a glass of invigorating green tea while sharing stories and hearty laughs. With Apple and Lemon flavors that tickle the taste buds, C2 1.5 Litro will surely give you and your friends a merry Christmas get-together.

If you’re a clique of nature lovers and explorers, go on an exhilarating hike to the majestic peak of Mt. Makiling, walk the leafy trails of Subic Bay Forest Reserve, or explore the soft sands of Pampanga’s precious hidden beaches like Anawangin Cove to camp out. Chill out and lay back after a long day of outdoor fun with a bottle of C2 1.5 Litro for the whole group.

And if your barkada wants to hike up the fun and excitement this Christmas, head to Tagaytay and dare to try the zipline! Remember to bring a bottle of C2 1.5 Litro for that energizing boost of green tea goodness.

With pocket-friendly prices and a whole liter of green tea goodness to share, C2 1.5 itro is guaranteed to make your Christmasbarkada trip the most refreshing day-out. Best of all, C2 is brewed from 100% natural green tea leaves and bottled on the same day so you get all the health benefits, quality and freshness of green tea. For cool and clean Christmas bonding with friends, take a bottle of C2 1.5 Litro and experience refreshing fun for the whole barkada.


Make A Statement with Unique Gifts from LRI Design Plaza

If you want to leave a lasting impression with your holiday gifts, give statement pieces that would be cherished beyond the yuletide season. For great finds, there are choices aplenty at LRI DESIGN PLAZA, the urban design hub. LRI Design Plaza houses a range of shops offering an array of items from world-class furniture and furnishings to valuable artworks, and antique pieces. Its latest addition to the roster of premium shops, where you can find unique gift ideas, are EclecticLiving, a showroom of classic furniture and furnishings with a twist; Sifra, a vintage home interiors store; Abundance, which offers modern home interiors; and Domicillo, a store that specializes in local crafts.

Christmas home decors

Beautiful holiday home decors are always welcome gifts.Choose from among Eclectic Living’s latest collection of Christmas wreaths, carpets and throw pillows in vibrant colors. “Our products are both uniquely designed and produced,” explains Joby Belmonte, one of the owners of Eclectic Living. “We have a lot of custom-made furniture, soft furnishings, lamps and artworks that are rare finds.”

But if your loved one goes more for vintage and the exotic, visit Sifra, which offersa rangeof unique items imported from India, Vietnam, and Thailand. Designer and owner Conrad Adamos recommends the shop’s bestselling items as gifts, “Ideal gifts for men include our A-Z stainless bookends, vintage mini cars, wine holders, and ash trays. And for women, we have imported ceramic figurines, accessory hangers, photo frames, floral chest boxes and an assortment of wall hang prints, which are both feminine and have an antique appeal.”

And if you’re looking for presents with more distinctive, contemporary Asian look,go for Abundance’s vases, lamps, and trays, as well as limited-edition accessories in geometric designs and neutral colors. According to Leo Almeria, who co-owns and operates the shop with fellow interior designers, “We all love choosing home accessories and furnishings that are modern and trendy, yet have a classic appeal. Our products are functional and very versatile.”
One-of-a-kind Pinoy crafts

InDomicillo, you can find a selection of premiumlocally-produced crafts. Gifts to consider are the shop’s award-winning mirrors adorned with mother of pearl, elegant jewelry boxes, accessories, and other displays etched from stones or pearls. “Gifts from Domicillo are always appreciated by those who love the finer things in life - luxurious items that you will not just find anywhere else,” says owner Rene Alcala. “If you own a piece of our crafts, you can be sure you are the only one in possession of that design.”

For this year’s Christmas shopping spree, visit LRI Design Plaza at 210 Nicanor Garcia Street, Bel-Air II, Makati City. For more details, please call 895-1772; 895-5470 or (0922) 857-2559.

Feel the Christmas spirit with Jollibee’s limited edition Coca-Cola Christmas tumblers

Get into the Yuletide vibe with your friends and loved ones with the limited edition Coca-Cola Christmas Tumblers available exclusively at Jollibee.

From December 1 to 14, every single receipt purchase of any Jollibee Value Meal with three Go Large softdrinks entitles you to a free specially-designed Coca-Cola Christmas tumbler. Just by adding P16 for every Go Large, you can already choose between two cool hip designs – the Contour Bottle design and Fizz Design

So hurry and head to the nearest Jollibee store now! Get your favorite langhap-sarap meal at Jollibee with your favorite upsized Coca-Cola drinks and say cheers for another joyful Christmas season with these cool Christmas tumblers!


Dance to the new adventure of Happy Feet 2 with Jollibee’s Ice Funcapes

Mumble and his gang of tap-dancing penguins are back and Jollibee is letting kids join in the Antarctic fun with the Happy Feet 2, Ice Funscapes -the first collect and connect Jollibee Kids Meal toys.

Fly, swim, climb, and glide with your favorite Happy Feet 2 characters. There are four toys to choose from-- Jumpin’ Diving Ramon, Erik’s Penguin Pool, Sven’s Super Climber, and Mumble’s Swerve N’ Slide.

Jumpin’ Diving Ramon launches “the Amigos” lead penguin up in the air by placing him on the launcher platform and pressing the ice button. Erik’s Penguin Pool lets you rotate the knob and make Mumble’s son swim across the pool. Press the lever on the side of Sven’s Super Climber that leads Mighty Sven to the top of the trail. And watch everybody’s favorite dancing penguin glide in Mumble’s Swerve N’ Slide. Go on the coolest adventures with your favorite Happy Feet 2 character, or complete the fun on ice by collecting and connecting all four.

Be the first of your friends to complete the set! Happy Feet 2 Ice Funscapes collectibles are available with every order of the following Jollibee Kids Meals:

Yumburger (P80), Jollibee Spaghetti (P88), 4-Piece Chicken Nuggets Crunchers (P98), and 1-piece Chickenjoy (P103). Happy Feet 2 opens in cinemas nationwide on November 23. Promo runs from November 11 to December 10, 2011.


TOMS Give Fair on December 04, 2011

Let's all get together for the TOMS GIVE FAIR on December 4, Sunday at 10am-4pm at the Trinoma Park, 4th Level,Trinoma Mall. Do some Holiday shopping at the first-ever TOMS Pop-Store in the country and, treat yourself to all the wonderful activities TOMS has lined up for you to enjoy a fun-filled family friendly day. It's their way of saying thank you and getting everyone into the Holiday Giving Spirit. Give Joy, Give TOMS.

For participation, please RSVP:
or thru GeiserMaclang c/o:
Alma Buenviaje
Mobile: 09188344624,
E-mail at

New dynamic duo Mikey Bustos and Chicharron ni Mang Juan mixes tradition with modern taste

In a press conference recently held at Bar One in Holiday Inn Galleria Suites, Fil-Canadian Youtube sensation Mikey Bustos was introduced as the face of Universal Robina Corporation’s (URC) newest snack brand, Jack ‘n Jill’s Chicharron ni Mang Juan. A triple threat in the online entertainment scene through his YouTube channel Mikey Bustos Daily Videos, Mikey sings, acts and does comedy with the ease of a natural-born performer.

He first captivated Filipino audiences all over the world with his online “Pinoy tutorials”, in which he shares his quirky observations on aspects of Filipino life¾from distinct Filipino accents to local courtship customs. His string of viral hits paved the way for internet celebrity status, with him gaining thousands of followers and fans on all his YouTube, Facebook and Twitter accounts. Today, he brings his spicy humor and trademark Pinoy charm to Philippine showbiz as the product endorser for Jack ‘n Jill’s Chicharron ni Mang Juan.

“A product like Chicharron ni Mang Juan calls for an endorser who is just as innovative and dynamic in his craft, but embodying the well-loved Filipino values that give life to our country and culture,” says Vice President for URC Snack Foods Teree Eugenio Jr. during the press conference. “URC warmly welcomed me into the family,” shares Mikey.

He attributes his growing local success to the support of his Pinoy fans: “I think my ability to connect with my inner Filipino -- and be proud of it -- and putting it out there on an international media like YouTube really caused Filipinos worldwide to identify and really embrace the tutorials and me.” Chicharron ni Mang Juan has truly found its perfect match in Mikey as they both embody that old school Pinoy quality with a modern twist. And just like Chicharron ni Mang Juan, Mikey Bustos’ brand of entertainment always leaves Pinoy fans wanting more. The “no pork” chicharron, Chicharron ni Mang Juan is available in three exciting, uniquely Pinoy flavors—Espesyal Sukang Paombong, Espesyal Suka’t Sili and Spicy Sisig.


Keep your heart healthy with C2 Green Tea Sugar-free

The increasing demands of today’s fast-paced lifestyles may have increased the risk of developing heart ailments among Filipinos. According to cardiologist Dr. Norberto Tuaño, many risk factors can cause heart disease with poor lifestyle choices like smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, the lack of exercise and unhealthy diets still as the more common causes. But such ailments can also arise because of free radicals that come from exposure to harmful and stressful environments.
“Free radicals that arise from pollution or poor lifestyle habits can cause injury to cell walls of the arteries, and can lead to arteriosclerosis and other heart diseases. Antioxidants which can be derived from vitamins, green tea and other sources, can combat the harmful effects that free radicals have on the heart,” he said. A rich source of antioxidants, green tea is a potent drink to help reduce the impact of free radicals to the body. The health-giving beverage contains powerful antioxidants like catechins and Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) that can help prevent many diseases, from cancer, diabetes to various heart illnesses.

Dr. Tuaño encourages Filipinos to replenish their antioxidant stores by eating a healthy diet that includes antioxidant-rich food and drinks like green tea. “Taking green tea that has antioxidants and combining it with positive lifestyle changes such as proper diet and exercise can help prevent cardiovascular diseases,” he stressed.
Helping Filipinos protect their heart and achieve a sound well-being is C2 Sugar-free Green Tea. With absolutely zero sugar, C2 Sugar-free has the right ingredients to help lessen the risk of heart disease. Made from 100% natural green tea leaves of Camellia sinensis, C2 Sugar-free Green Tea offers the health-giving goodness of antioxidants coupled with refreshing flavors that Pinoys have come to love. C2 Sugar-free is available in 355ml and 1.5L sizes in Apple flavor at all leading supermarkets, groceries andsari-sari stores nationwide.

Nike Zoom KD IV provides versatile performance through the perfect fit

Launching December 3, the Nike Zoom KD IV features the new Adaptive Fit system, Hyperfuse construction and a Zoom Air unit – a versatile combination for one of basketball’s most electric players.

The Nike Zoom KD IV was built to the exact specifications of Durant, who is closely involved in the design process with Nike Basketball Footwear Design Director Leo Chang. Chang has led the design for all four of Durant’s Nike signature shoes since 2008. Incorporated for the first time in a basketball shoe, the new Adaptive Fit system provides a lock-down fit with a synthetic strap that wraps up from the inside of the upper and integrates with the laces for superior fit and lateral support.

The Hyperfuse construction on the upper is a composite of three different layers of material that are fused together using a pressing process to create a nearly seamless, one-piece upper that is lightweight, breathable and durable. Furthermore, the Nike Zoom unit in the forefoot provides lightweight, low-profile and responsive cushioning. Lastly, a low collar design provides optimal support and flexibility through the ankle and makes this a versatile shoe for multiple positions on the court.

As Kevin evolves as a basketball player so do his shoes. “First and foremost my shoe needs to be comfortable - it felt like I had been playing with them the whole season. The Adaptive Fit system is a customized feel and locks me in,” said Durant.

Designed with direct insights from Kevin Durant and his lineage, the Nike Zoom KD IV pays tribute to his team and family with details incorporated into the outsole including a lightning bolt traction pattern representing KD’s team and “Big Chucky” on the heel which pays tribute to KD’s late childhood mentor and coach. The initials “WP” in the shape of a heart on each toe represent Kevin’s parents and “Barbara” is his grandmother’s name. Personal messages as “Work Hard” and “Stay Focused” are printed also on the outsole.

The Nike Zoom KD IV launches on December 1, 2011 in select Nike stores nationwide. The KD IV will retail at Php4,795.00.

Yahoo! Philippines celebrates Purle Hunt Family Edition Finale

Yahoo! transformed the SM Mall of Asia Music Hall into a life-size board game for the Purple Hunt Family Edition finale last Friday, November 18, 2011. Over 400 people came to join in on the fun and games

The top three (3) families took center stage with the beautiful Chloe McCully, the 2011 Miss World Philippines’ 2nd Princess 

Purple Hunt Family Edition winners, Carolyn M. Beronilla and Catherine Ester Beronilla.

Winners walk away with P2.2 million Family Home

MANILA, 22 November 2011 – A grand celebration at Manila’s SM Mall of Asia on Friday, marked an end to Yahoo! Philippines’ five-week online adventure – the Purple Hunt Family Edition 3.0 – which saw the mother-daughter team of Carolyn M. Beronilla and Catherine Ester Beronilla from Las Piñas, walk away with the coveted prize of a P 2.2 million condo by Camella Homes.

Hosted by Chloe McCulley, the 2011 Miss World Philippines 2nd Princess, the event attracted over 400 Filipinos to take part in daylong activities that involved live music performance from the popular rock band, The Dawn, games and interactive contests.

In the build up to the grand finale, Purple Hunters took away exciting prizes such as Globe Tattoo prepaid broadband sticks, flight tickets to Bacolod, Iloilo, Cebu, Busuanga, Cagayan de Oro and Singapore from Airphil Express, McDonald’s birthday party packages, MyPhone mobile phones and Yahoo! giveaways.

Family contestants competed head-to-head in six challenges: Yahoo! bring me, Multiple choice game, Y! Hunt, Draw your Avatar, Longest Yodel and Waveplay to reach the final round of elimination: All in the Family. The three finalists were asked to visit the condo model unit and posed a series of questions based on what was inside.

The Beronilla family, the last team standing, was announced the winner amidst a blast of confetti, thunderous applause and congratulatory wishes from Arlene Amarante, the Country Ambassador for Yahoo! Philippines and members of the sponsoring organizations including, Camella Homes, Globe Telecom, Mc Donalds, Air Phil Express and MyPhone mobile phones.

“Tonight we celebrate the finale of yet another successful Yahoo! Purple Hunt, an initiative that connects Filipinos with one another, engaging their passions and interests and ultimately, making a positive contribution to society,” said Ms Amarante.

She added, “Of the 22 million Internet users in the Philippines, 91% are Yahoo! users and use our products and properties daily – whether it is to bring down the communication barrier, to search and share information, expand their horizons and connect with the world. The Purple Hunt campaign links Yahoo!’s brand promise to transform the lives of people through simple, trusted, best-in-class products, content, tools, and services that help our users make the most of the digital world.”

The online adventure, now in its third year, was launched for the whole family in October.

With neither a map nor a compass required, Purple Hunters simply needed log onto http://purplehunt.com.ph to unlock online clues, discover interesting insights about the web using various Yahoo! properties and spend quality time bonding. The campaign also brought awareness about Internet safety by promoting responsible use of the Internet and appropriate netiquette.

LG Continues to Enrich Lives with Thoughtful Innovations

More than just Electronics, LG is about making life good for Filipinos throughout the country

METRO MANILA, November 2011 – Continuing to build on the momentum from last year, LG’s LGHere4U roving caravan is on the road again, wowing Filipinos with its fully outfitted caravan of LG’s latest and complete range of home appliances and electronics. Guests visited by the grand exhibit availed of free activities such as washing a full load of laundry even catching their favourite movies on the latest LG Cinema 3D TV.

“The successful impact that our Caravan made last year has spurred us to take things to the next level by offering voluntary services such as free medical services, green habit seminars, educational movie screenings, free repairs on appliances, tree-planting activities and a community talent show” said Head of Corporate Marketing Karen Capellan.

Aiming to be the world best in enriching lives through innovation, LG’s LGHere4U roving caravan has taken its products to communities to let people experience reliable and innovative products that Filipinos truly deserve.

Capellan adds, “At LG, we make products that not only enhance people’s lives, but positively impact the world around us. Our dedication to the environment starts with our range of energy-saving appliances to give Filipinos more savings”

Care to experience Life’s Good with LG? Watch out for the next stop in Lucena City , Legaspi and Naga. The LG caravan, rolled out earlier this year, has already visited communities in Visayas, Mindanao and South Luzon areas.


Run BGC 2011 with Flag Football Takes You to Australia

Bonifacio Global City (BGC) fuels anew the passion for running with its “Run BGC 2011: A Level Higher” on November 27, 2011. Taking it a notch higher is the integration of Flag Football in the race.

Known as the home of passionate minds, BGC is also recognized as the ‘Run Capital’ of the country. It is the most preferred venue of running enthusiasts and those who embrace an active lifestyle.

Run BGC 2011 in celebration of Bonifacio Day marks its 3rd year. Run BGC embodies the power of a passion fulfilled. BGC believes that runners’ key capacities such as the willpower to push even farther, the ability to apply effort even during fatigue, and the acceptance of pain — have radiating power that subtly influences attitudes in life. The passions within us can take us to places, allow us to achieve beyond expectations, bring new experiences and lead us to living happier, healthier lives. That’s the power of passion that Bonifacio Global City believes in.

In this year’s BGC’s very own marathon, participants can choose from 5 race categories, namely: 3km, 3km with flag football, 5km, 5km with flag football, and 10km.
Runners of 3km and 5km with Flag Football

Making this year’s Run BGC a level higher is the category of Flag Football. Apart from the straight run race, this category starts with a run, then moves to an individual play of catching a football while defending flags and shifts back to a run to the finish line.

Basically, the runner gets into the football zone within the 3km and 5km stretch to catch the ball and defend his flags. Once inside the football zone, the runner gets fitted with a flagbelt and is cued up in designated lane.  A quarterback then gives the runner the go signal to sprint to the 5-yard marker.    

The runner should then quickly turn back to catch the ball from the quarterback and should do so while defending the flags fastened to him/her from the defenders.  The runner should have both the ball and flags before sprinting to the end zone.  Upon reaching the football’s end zone, he then sprints back to the starting area with his flags and football to finish the course where marshals await runners for sendoff to continue his race to the finish.

Prizes at Stake & Extra Fun
All runners who have completely registered and finished the race in any distance categories are entitled to join the raffle. Grand prize at stake is a trip for two to Australia on a 4days-3nights tour package any time within 2012.  
The winner can also join any of the Australian-based marathon or fun run: The Sydney City to Surf 2012; Gold Coast Airport Marathon & Half Marathon; or The Great Ocean Road International Marathon. Prize is convertible to cash but non-transferrable.
Cash prizes and medals also await the first three placers of each race category.
Like in previous Run BGC events, sponsors will be setting up booths for their own activities such as product sampling, sale, and fun games.

Powered by today’s most-sought running mentor and race director Coach Rio, Run BGC is also made possible with the support of RunRio, Runnr, Sportsmedia, BLFC, Planet Sports, The Athlete’s Foot, Toby’s Sports, Powerade, Viva Mineral Water, Soleus and Hero Channel.
Run Safe at BGC
BGC’s passion springs from the welfare of the people it lends its service to such that Run BGC participants are assured of their safety during the event. Security and race escorts will be present. Drinking water and Medical aid will be provided along the race routes. Comfort cubicles will also be in placed.  Further assisting the participants to secure their things, a baggage deposit service will also be made available from 4:30am to 9:00am near the stage.
Register Now and See You at Run BGC  
Registration is ongoing until November 20 at Toby’s/Runnr (Level 1 Shangri-La Plaza; Bldg. B3 Bonifacio High Street; G/F SM Mall of Asia), Planet Sports (2/F Trinoma Mall; 2/F Glorietta3), and at The Athlete’s Foot (3/F Robinson’s Galleria; 2/F Alabang Town Center).
 Log on to www.bgc.com.ph and www.runrio.com for more details.

Get huge holiday savings by cutting your postpaid bill in half with Smart All-Net

More practical and budget-saving options are in store for subscribers this Christmas and the whole year round with Smart’s new All-Net Talk and All-Net Text services that offer the lowest call and text rates to all networks in the country.

Smart postpaid subscribers can earn big as Smart All-Net Talk lets them cut their postpaid call charges in half with calls for P250 in 30 days for 80 minutes. This means all calls are at only P3.12 per minute to all networks, less than half the P7.50 standard call rates of other postpaid plans.

As for Smart All-Net Text, savvy subscribers are offered P350 per 30 days for 2500 texts, amounting to 83 texts per day. All-Net Texts are at P0.14/text to all networks, just a fraction of the standard P1 rate of other postpaid plans.

Whether subscribers prefer to text or voice out their holiday greetings to family and friends, they can enjoy ultra affordable connectivity by simply choosing the new All-Net services under their Smart All-In Postpaid Plans. The Smart All-In Postpaid Plan is the only mobile phone plan that offers the most value for money by combining all services in one convenient package without the “add-on” services that add extra charges on top of the monthly consumable.

Connecting with loved ones during the holiday seasons and throughout the year shouldn’t cost a lot. So give yourself the gift of huge savings and start reducing your monthly postpaid charges by half only with SMART All-Net Talk and All-Net Text. With all the savings subscribers can get all year long, every day is surely going to feel like a merry Christmas indeed.

Head on over to smart.com.ph for more details on how to register to SMART All-Net Talk and All-Net Text services.

Your lifetime kitchen essential

METRO MANILA, November 2011 - The kitchen serves at the center of your home, a focal point where families start their day and where family and friends gather. An important kitchen essential is the refrigerator, without it, our culinary options to enjoy and store food would be limited. That’s why it is very important that the consumer will be wiser in choosing the perfect refrigerator for you and your family.

Based on the consumer survey, the important factor that consumer is looking for is the “Energy and Health Benefits” that a refrigerator can provide. LG has gone the extra mile in creating a unique core technology by putting the customer at the heart of the equation. With that, LG formulated the “Inverter Linear Compressor” which is proven to be energy compliant for bigger savings.

Inverter Linear Compressor is a unique direct transmission system which uses one friction point that minimizes mechanical loss, reduces noise and saves up to 41% of energy consumption. LG also offers a 10-yr warranty on its compressor because they are confident of its durability and stability. Technically speaking, “Linear” is the most efficient solution for achieving the benefits & minimizing annoying troubles caused by a compressor.

Aside from its energy efficiency, Inverter Linear compressor adjusts its cooling capacity which maintains a stable cooling temperature at an optimum level to keep your food’s freshness longer. It also comes in a real stainless finish adding a modern, simple and sophisticated look to the kitchen.

“LG is the first company in the world which has made a mass production of the Linear Compressor. With the success of launching the LG’s Inverter Linear Side by Side Refrigerators, I am proud to say that we are now the market leader for the Refrigerator Side by Side category based on GfK on August 2011” said Karen Capellan, Head of Corporate Marketing.


Get bitten by the Twilight fever with Jollibee’s Limited Edition Breaking Dawn tumblers

The Twilight fever has started biting once again as the showing of Breaking Dawn Part 1, the second to the last movie of the phenomenal franchise, draws closer. Jollibee joins Twilight fanatics in anticipating this year’s most exciting blockbuster with Jollibee’s Limited Edition Breaking Dawn tumblers.

Starting November 3, ‘Twi-hards’ can choose from two hip tumbler designs: the Edward-Bella tumbler for the diehard Team Edward, and the Edward-Bella-Jacob tumbler for those who can’t get enough of the sizzling love triangle.

Make it the ultimate Breaking Dawn experience. Bite into the yummy goodness of your favorite Jollibee burger and sandwich value meals – Yum, Yum with Cheese, Yum w/ TLC, Champ, Hash Brown Burger, Jolly Hotdog Classic, Jolly Hotdog Regular, Crunchy Chicken Burger – and get a cool Jollibee Breaking Dawn tumbler just by adding P25. All Jollibee burger and sandwich value meals come with regular fries and soft drink.

Relive your favorite vampire romance with Jollibee. Jollibee Limited Edition Breaking Dawn tumblers are available in all Jollibee stores nationwide from November 3 to December 3, 2011 for dine-in, take-out, and drive-thru transactions only. Hurry and collect your Breaking Dawn tumblers now!


Enjoy a sweet break everyday with the new Jollibee Strawberry Sundae

Exhausted from the never-ending meetings? Tired of running after numerous deadlines? Stress level already rising? If you’re a hardworking yuppie, give yourself a boost by squeezing in a well-deserved time-out. For a sweet and satisfying break, try the new Jollibee Strawberry Sundae, Jollibee’s newest addition to its line-up of delectable sundaes!

The Jollibee Strawberry Sundae has Jollibee’s signature creamy vanilla soft serve topped with rich strawberry syrup and delicious strawberry bits. For only P25, the Jollibee Strawberry Sundae is sure to keep those with a sweet tooth raving about the unique taste of this latest indulgent treat.

Take a breather from a hectic schedule or meet some of your friends for some quality bonding time by savoring the luscious blend of vanilla and strawberries. Whether enjoyed by yourself or in the company of Sundae makes a cool, delicious, new companion.

Whatever you do, remember to make your breaks deliciously satisfying. Add a sweet note to that busy day with the new Jollibee Strawberry Sundae and make everyday berry unforgettable.

Jollibee Strawberry Sundae is now available in all Jollibee branches nationwide for dine-in, drive-thru and take-out. For delivery, call Jollibee Express Delivery Service hotline at 8-7000 or log on to www.jollibeedelivery.com. friends, the new Jollibee Strawberry


LG Mobile gives you more reasons to celebrate the holidays

Whether it’s the Optimus 3D or the Optimus Pro you’re pining for, LG Mobile has promos that’ll make everyone’s holiday season a merry occasion.

METRO MANILA – The holiday season is a time for gift-giving and merriment. It is a time to be generous, not just to others, but also with yourself. Perfect for the gift-giving season are LG mobile products that embody innovative technology, stylish design, and reliable user experience.

LG Mobile – a leader in the smartphone industry, has blazed a trail with products like the Optimus 3D – the world’s first full 3D Smartphone with tri-dual technology and the Optimus 2X – the world’s first dual core smartphone. LG Mobile is also credited for producing user-friendly and affordable mobile products like the Optimus Pro and Optimus Net – the latest Gingerbread smartphones from the Optimus line, as well as the more popular Optimus One, Optimus Me, Cookie and Wink models.

This season, LG Mobile gives you something to be excited about. Starting October 14 to December 4, 2011, LG is offering exciting promos for the Optimus 3D, Optimus Net, Optimus One, Optimus Black, Optimus Me, Cookie WiFi 2, and Wink WiFi 2 models.

For purchases of the listed phone models, customers get great price discounts and exciting freebies from LG Electronics Philippines, SM Cinemas, and SM Department Store.

For more details on our holiday offerings, check out the poster below.



Chicken Madness with Jollibee’s Affordelicious promo

Can’t get enough of chicken and prefer to enjoy it in several delicious ways a week? Here’s a treat that’s sure to whet your appetite. Jollibee, makers of Chickenjoy and other langhap-sarap chicken delights, gives you great savings on your chicken favorites with the latest Affordelicious promo. From now until October 28, Jollibee is offering its best-selling and favorite chicken treats like Chickenjoy, Chicken Barbecue, Crunchy Chicken Burger and Chicken Nugget Crunchers at more affordable prices from Mondays to Fridays. Get the all-time favorite crispylicious and juicylicious Chickenjoy or the delicious inside and out Jollibee Chicken Barbecue at P69 only for the 1-pc solo meal and P115 for the 2-pc solo meal, or the 1-pc or 2-pc value meals complete with softdrink for only P85 and P131, respectively. Want your chicken sandwich fix on the go? You can opt for the Crunchy Chicken Burger Value Meals for P45 with softdrink, or with a regular drink and Jolly Crispy fries at only P65. Made with 100% juicy, pure chicken fillet that’s seasoned with special spices and cooked to a perfect crisp, people on the go will surely experience a whole new crunch! And for a delicious, nutritious and fun treat, there’s the Jollibee Chicken Nugget Crunchers that’s made of seasoned tender chicken with carrot bits in golden yellow crunchy coating and fortified with Vitamin A. Enjoy the ‘good nuggets’ at discounted prices of only P89 for the Chicken Nugget Crunchers Rice value meal with softdrink, and P99 for the Fries value meal with softdrink. These great deals are available only on weekdays until October 28, so make the most out of these ‘affordelicious’ treats and head to your favorite Jollibee store now.


Budget-friendly tips for the Cebu Pacific traveler

If you’re planning a vacation, preparing the itinerary and budgeting time and money wisely are of utmost importance. Exploring the country and the region becomes easier and more frequent with Cebu Pacific Air (CEB), especially if you’re a smart and budget-conscious traveler. Long trusted by Filipino and international travelers as the airline with low fares and innovative services, Cebu Pacific has these tips and services frequent fliers on a budget will appreciate: Take advantage of discounts. Travelers should always be on the lookout for bargains. From CEB’s promos and seat sales to hotel vouchers for sale online, great deals can be had just by planning and knowing what you need to book in advance. Use rewards points, and student, group or senior citizen discounts whenever possible too. Use free travel apps. Free and practical apps can help you maximize your vacation days. Google Maps saves you time and money by providing quick information on routes and landmarks. Ordering food or asking directions in foreign countries is also easier with iTranslate, which provides translations for specific words and phrases in over 50 languages. Another app, AroundMe, conveniently pinpoints your location and the nearest gas station, bar, hospital, cinema, and other establishments. Maximize Foursquare. Foursquare app users can check exclusive discounts or offers, depending on their location. It’s useful in helping you make the right decisions by providing multiple money-saving options, as it features other users’ tips on the most affordable yet worthwhile establishments. Be a CEB member. CEB members are provided a time-saving option since they can view their flight history, booking updates and seat sale alerts. You can also check in for your flights from 4 to 48 hours before your flight to cut down on your queueing time at the airport. These services are available just by registering through www.cebupacificair.com. Travel light. Keep all personal items contained in a smaller, lighter bag. Plan wisely and bring only clothes that are necessary for the trip. Not only does traveling light keep your belongings organized, going to different places becomes much cheaper and more convenient. If shopping is in the itinerary, leave room for items that you’ll purchase during the trip. Buy prepaid baggage allowance from 15 to 30 kilos for more travel savings, if that is the case. Charge it with the Cebu Pacific Citibank Card. The Cebu Pacific Citibank Card has many exclusive and unique benefits for the budget-conscious traveler. There’s the free one-way ticket to almost any destination, the seat sale alerts, and the CEB points which can be converted to CEB vouchers. These vouchers can be used to book flights without restrictions on fares and destinations, and purchase prepaid baggage allowance. CEB points are easily earned from any purchase made using the Cebu Pacific Citibank card. Pay attention to currency. Watch the exchange rate in the country you’re visiting. Some exchange centers have less favorable rates than others, so don’t be too hasty to change money. Do an Internet search or ask your friends first where the best rates are offered. It might also be cheaper to book hotels using the local currency. Watch your meals. You can still be spontaneous with the dining options offered during your vacation, but it’s good to know where the affordable restaurant options are. If you’re staying at a hostel with a kitchen, you can cook your meals yourself using ingredients bought from nearby groceries and markets. Or take note of buffet restaurants so you can eat a heavy lunch. Instead of ordering food at the hotel, go out and find a café or diner serving similar items at less expensive prices. Fly with CEB. CEB offers the lowest fares in the 34 domestic and 16 international destinations it flies to. It’s entirely possible for the budget-conscious traveler to book flights in advance, and visit as many diverse and culturally enriching places as possible. Just remember the many helpful ways to keep these travels budget-friendly.


More fun family mealtimes with 8+2 and 6+1 Jollibee Chicken Bucket Promo

Great food shared with loved ones always turns every meal into an irreplaceable bonding experience – be it on a fun out of town trip or those regular days when everyone gathers simply to enjoy good conversations and hearty laughter. And for Pinoys, there’s nothing like having their favorite chicken treats from Jollibee – whether it’s the crispylicious and juicylicious Chickenjoy, the delicious inside and out goodness of the Jollibee Chicken Barbecue or a combination of both! With the ongoing exciting bucket promotion from Jollibee, you can definitely enjoy more fun mealtimes with your family and friends!

From September 1 to October 31, 2011, every 8-piece Chickenjoy - Chicken Barbecue - or Combo Bucket comes with 2 pieces chicken for FREE, for only P425! Upgrade your meal by adding only P70 for 4 - rice and 4 regular drinks, or add P170 to get 4 orders of spaghetti and 4 regular drinks – sure ways to satisfy all your chicken cravings and brighten everyone’s day.

Or you can choose any of the 6-piece Chicken buckets and get 1 piece –chicken for FREE, for the same affordable price of P335! For more smiles all around the table, just add P60 to get 3 - rice and 3 regular drinks, or go for 3 orders of spaghetti plus 3 regular drinks for an additional P160.

Jollibee’s 8+2 FREE and 6+1 FREE Chicken Bucket promo is available via Jollibee Drive-Thru or Jollibee Express Delivery only, so the whole family can conveniently enjoy their favorite chicken treats whether on the go or in the comfort of their home.

Grab the 8+2 or 6+1 Jollibee Chicken Buckets now and make those precious bonding moments more delicious with the well-loved taste of your favorite Jollibee Chicken treats!


Moms make meaty, great-tasting soups with Knorr Cubes

A huge bowl of delicious soup is one great expression of a mother’s love to her family. Like a re-assuring hug or an adoring kiss, the goodness of a steaming meaty soup never fails to warm the heart. In making their signature soup meant to delight the whole family, one ingredient most moms rely on is the meatiest Knorr Cubes. Knorr Cubes is the standard for great-tasting soups. It graces the tables of Filipino families to serve nothing less than comforting, appetizing experience.

“Proven to be the meatiest cooking aid in the country, Knorr Cubes is an affordable, convenient and trustworthy ingredient aimed to help mothers make the best, meatiest soups, and provide comfort and love to the whole family,” shares Chef Tristan Encarnacion, Knorr’s resident chef.

Take it from doting mothers Melody and Michelle who both believe that a soup-based dish is not complete without Knorr Cubes to meat it up. Michelle Mantecon is a 37 year-old mom, wife and businesswoman. She takes cooking as a meaningful way to make her family feel how much she loves them. “I love cooking arroz caldo, nilaga and tinola for them. Knorr Cubes is an important ingredient for my soupy recipes since it adds the meaty, distinct flavor that my whole family can’t get enough of,” she says.

31 year-old mom and career woman Melody Cabanilla has been using Knorr Cubes ever since she started cooking for husband Ronald. A legacy passed on to her by her mom, she prepares deliciously comforting soupy dishes with Knorr Cubes for them to enjoy after work. “And now that we have two sons, there are four of us who share loving and joyful meal times over hot, soupy dishes. Our favorites are bulalo and sotanghon since these are very filling, flavorful and made tastier with Knorr Cubes.”

For these moms, nothing beats the joy and satisfaction they see on their family’s faces, thanks to the meaty goodness brought by Knorr Cubes. Indeed, meal times become more mouth-watering, meatier and inspire more meaningful family bonding moments with Knorr Cubes.

Knorr Cubes is available in sari-sari stores, supermarkets and groceries nationwide, and is also now available in P4.50 singles pack in Chicken, Pork and Beef variants.


Five reasons why real friends need offline bonding moments

Celebrate Friendship Day everyday with your barkada in the best way possible—by spending quality time together in person. And as you schedule your fun get-togethers, budget will be the least of your worries because Greenwich, the Philippines’ favorite pizza chain, now offers presyong kaibigan for their pizzas and pastas. Face-to-face moments with the barkada can now be easier and scheduled more often so you can enjoy the many other perks of real-time face time with friends. All it takes is to round up your friends with “Greenwich tayo!”

1. Live emoticons. Virtually nothing gets lost in translation when interactions are face-to-face. To rule out misinterpretations among friends, make your kwento or latest update come to life by sharing it in person, complete with real feelings in your face and voice. Have a joke to share? Sure you get the smiley, but there’s also nothing more infectious than hearing the LOLs of friends in person. Wanna make it extra fun? Throw in a special barkada treat- Greenwich Special Overload- with 13 premium toppings! Double-size for only P229 that’s good for 3 friends.

2. Celebrate! Happy status update? New gadget? Great day at work? Share and celebrate with the barkada! Kilig moments with a new significant other? Go ahead and tell everyone what happened. Nothing beats the feeling of getting giddy together and painting a rosy picture of your future with those who know you best. Make it feel extra festive with Greenwich All-Meat & Cheese Overload. Barkada-size for only P349 that’s good for 4 friends.

3. Barkada date. Forget about your ‘single loneliness’ and enjoy the day with other single friends instead, together with your favorite comfort food. In their company, you’ll have plenty of special someones. Go and get cheesy together over a favorite John Lloyd Cruz-rom-com flick, or lose yourselves in an action thriller. In the physical company of your friends, you’ll always be comforted and never have to feel alone. Certainly not when you’re also crowding over 7-Cheese Overload. Double-size Overload Pizza for only P229 that’s good for 3 friends.

4. Real hugs and comfort. When shared face-to-face, bad news becomes lighter because you can look into the faces of your dearest friends. Nothing beats having them around to physically comfort you and let you know it will be okay. Rally them and feel their support as you pour out your troubles. Be there for them, too, whenever they need a helping hand or a shoulder to cry on. The comfort level just goes through the roof when you top off the moment with the certified Philippines’ favorite Ultimate Hawaiian Overload. Double-size Overload Pizza for only P199 that’s good for 3 friends.

5. True-blue ‘trending’. Know what your cool friends are wearing, and most importantly, how they pull it off in person. Watch the hottest music videos together or share a pair of earphones to listen to new indie bands and share reviews live and on-the-spot. By sharing new interests and passions together and in person, friendship bonds are strengthened. And the kwentuhan lasts longer with a Greenwich Lasagna Supreme. Lasagna Supreme for only P79.

Missing your friends yet? Send a PM now and invite them out. And with Greenwich’s pizzas and pasta dishes now presyong kaibigan, you can have as many get-togethers as you want and enjoy the best of real moments together.


Nike Sportswear gives its icon pieces a modern twist

Athletes show their off-field styles. In photo are (L to R):
LA Tenorio, Jinno Rufino, Tata Garcia, Jessica Mendoza and Rio dela Cruz.

Introducing its pinnacle range of footwear and apparel set to dominate the wardrobes of our style-conscious athletes and sports enthusiasts, Nike Philippines officially launched its Nike Sportswear (NSW) Fall and Holiday 2011 collections that embody the modernized classic pieces, yet staying true to its athletic tradition.

“Nike Sportswear has always been known for its statement making pieces that fit various active lifestyles. In these new collections, we zero in to the spectrum of styles and preferences by creating footwear and apparel pieces that speak about the character of an athlete on and off the field,” said Nike Philippines Country Marketing Manager Mae Dichupa.

This season, step out in style with our NSW classic favorites refreshed with a modern twist - the AW77 Hoody and the Air Max 90. Remixing old and new styles, athletes and sports enthusiasts will be delighted to find cotton staples sit alongside cutting-edge fabric mixes for unrivalled comfort and style statement. Pushing the creativity to the peak, our in-house designers have kept the silhouettes clean with unwavering attention-to-detail to place each piece in the easy-to-wear yet statement-making category.

Athletes can also expect the usual surprises of concealed storage, unexpected material blends and unrivalled fit to ensure they’re always on the forefront of style without sacrificing comfort.

AW77 Hybrid Hoody
A classic hoody remixed, the AW77 Hybrid Hoody is reintroduced this Fall with technology innovations featuring waterproof Vislon zippers, bonded seams and tape back construction for a better fit. Listening to the voices of our athletes, the modifications have set the bar of their style requirements and the practicality of wear, topping the charts as the off-field choice for the season.

The AW77 Hybrid Hoody can be traced to its debut in 1977, and is today remixed in bright colors and premium details. Made from 100% cotton terry fleece fabric, the hoody provides a soft athletic fit and the full front zip affords customized ventilation to adjust to the swings in weather in our unpredictable tropical climate. New features including bonded seams afford a more comfortable wear, embroidered eyelets under the arms for enhanced ventilation, a Vislon zip pocket above the left kangaroo pocket to protect and secure small items and a scuba hood with a bungee draw-cord in a contrast color for a customized fit creating the twist on the classic hoody.

AW77 Hybrid Fleece FZ (Men’s) - P4,295
AW77 Team EZ Hoody (Women’s) - P3,795

Air Max 90 Fuse 2.0
One of Nike’s most innovative icons, the Air Max 90, has been given a new lease of life in the 21st century, embodied in the Air Max 90 Fuse 2.0. What began as a traditional process of hand-sewn running shoes has evolved into a machine precision, heat pressurized system that utilizes advanced modern materials that is the Hyperfuse, created for an enhanced breathable, and lightweight shoe.

Hyperfuse creates a durable composite material composed of three layers; one for stability, one for breathability and the third for durability. All three layers are fused together using heat and pressure to create a level of precision unattainable via traditional cut-and-sew methods. The uni-body design results in lightweight, breathable footwear and minimizes seams that can wear on an athlete’s foot. This new sport aesthetic is merged with iconic silhouettes from Nike’s past in the Air Max 90 Fuse 2.0. It turns out Hyperfuse also had some unintended results when designers found they could push the limits of both color and finishes with the new technology.

SRP: Air Max 90 Fuse - P5,495

The NSW Fall 2011 Collection is now available at Nike stores nationwide. Visit www.nike.com.ph for more retail information.