Lunes, Hunyo 14, 2021

Hot Gadgets forCool Dads from The SM Store's call to Deliver

Give Dad a gift of creativity, cool, and adventure with hot gadgets from The SM Store.

This AXCS Men’s 3 in 1 Motorcycle Set includes gloves, mask and eyewear for motorcycle and bicycle rides.

Better still, shop from your home, and have them delivered to him on Father’s Day through The SM Store’s Call to Deliver service.   

1.    DJI Mavic Air 2S Fly More Combo. A drone for Dad. This Fly More Combo includes Charging Hub, a shoulder bag, an ND Filter Set, three intelligent flight batteries, and other practical accessories, allowing you to travel with fewer limitations and more creativity.  

DJI Mavic Mini 2 Fly More Combo.  Fly farther to capture 4K aerial videos with the Mini 2 Fly More Combo from DJI.  Utilizing DJI’s OcuSync 2.0 2.4/5.8 GHz wireless transmission technology, the Mini 2 can be operated from up to 6.2 miles away while still providing you with video of what the drone sees. Compact and foldable, it’s small and light enough to take with you almost everywhere.

Go Pro Hero 9 Black.  More power. More clarity. More stability.  GoPro upgrades its waterproof action camera providing high-detail 5K30 video and 20MP photo capture. The front display is now larger and offers a live view, allowing you to frame shots for vlogging and similar uses. You can also use it as a webcam and for 1080p Full HD live streaming, providing a comprehensive solution for all your action cam adventures. 

Go Pro Hero Max.  Take panoramic photos and videos without actually panning your camera GoPro MAX 360 Action Camera. Using opposite side lenses, the MAX can capture everything that happens in a 360° view in high resolution video and still photos. The MAX supports multiple modes for creative video and photos – the PowerPano mode, which can take 270° still photos without distortion; and the TimeWarp mode which allows you to record in standard HERO mode with a variable speed function.

Canon M50 MKII 15-45MM KIT.  Content creators, vloggers and your dad will find what they’re looking for in this black Canon EOS M50 Mark II.  A versatile multimedia camera with a well-rounded photo and video feature-set.

Surprise him with light and compact drones for aerial videos, waterproof action cameras for vlogging and live streaming, and innovative multimedia cameras. He’ll be on top of his game with gaming gear, and moto sets.

Insta 360 X2 Pocket.  The ONE X2 is Insta360's pocket-size spherical VR solution with dual- and single-lens modes. Designed with 33' waterproof as is, without any waterpoof housing required so you can take it underwater with you as well as use it in the rain.

AXCS Gaming Earphones CA129.  The gaming headphones earbuds produce top quality and clear sound giving a comfortable fit for a prolonged period.  Bluetooth 5.0 and IPX5 water resistant – the latest Bluetooth version that offers a faster and more stable connection.

This AXCS Gaming Headphones gives a surround sound and full coverage earmuffs.  With USB and 3.5mm connector.

This AXCS Bluetooth Speaker with Phone Stand uses international advanced bluetooth chip and circuit design techniques that support all Bluetooth devices.  With HiFi Speaker for a clear and bright sound quality. 


Order from the comforts of your home and we will shop for you.  Chat with us now via The SM Store’s Facebook Messenger bit.ly/CTD-Messenger and Viber comm:  bit.ly/JoinSMViber  Viber admin: thesmstore.hiallie.comCall #143SM (#14376) and talk to a personal shopper to enjoy a more personalized shopping experience. 

Visit thesmstore.com for more Father’s Day gift ideas.


  • The availability of items varies per store.


McDonald's Strawless lids advisory SPOTTED: McDonald’s Philippines launches strawless lids

“By testing these strawless lids, we aim to continue our journey to reduce waste. Through this change, we will be able make strides in our waste reduction strategy, while ensuring that our consumers are able to enjoy their iced cold drinks along with their favorite McDonald’s meals, one less straw at a time. We look forward to our customers’ positive response to this initiative and rolling this out to more stores in the country in the coming months." ~Adi Hernandez, Corporate Communications Head, of McDonald’s Philippines
Sip without the straw. McDonald’s Philippines pilots strawless lids for its iced drinks in a bid to lessen the need for plastic straws to advance in its waste reduction efforts.

In June 2021, McDonald’s Philippines started introducing strawless lids across several of its stores. This move is in line with the company’s goal of significantly reducing waste by minimizing the need of consumers for straws.


Now being used in select stores in Metro Manila, the strawless lids will be replacing the flat lids used for iced beverages of McDonald’s which includes all its soft drinks and juices, iced tea and all variants of Iced Coffee. This will be available for take-out, drive-thru and delivery.


This shift in packaging follows the change in McDonald’s policy regarding the distribution of straws, which started as early as 2018 when restaurants nationwide limited the distribution of its straws to select cold beverages only, namely the McFloat, Coffee Float, Milk Tea and McFreeze. 

As the company understands this calls for a change in the way their products are consumed, the company invites consumers to answer this survey to learn what they think of this shift in packaging: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6354749/MCDSURVEY.

BGC’S Sustainability Initiatives Lead to a Healthier City!


Climate change is an urgent issue that cannot be ignored. Now more than ever, we all need to take a step forward in doing our part to keep our Mother Earth clean and livable for many more generations to come.

With this in mind, Bonifacio Global City came up with city-wide projects that BGCitizens can easily take part in. They turned into renewable energy sources for streetlights and buildings, paved the way to increase the usage of bikes and other PMD vehicles, initiated clean and dry plastic drop-offs, and many more!



In 2020, BGC successfully cut its carbon emission down to 37% while offsetting 62% of greenhouse gas by converting streetlights, parks, and buildings with a renewable energy source, encouraging alternative transportation modes, and planting trees and shrubs around the city. The 3,800 trees in its 240-hectare estate helped improve the urban microclimate. 

Establishing the 16-kilometer shared and dedicated bus and Personal Mobility Device (PMD) lanes enabled many commuters and car drivers to switch to bicycles and electric kick scooters. By the end of 2020, BGC recorded 5,000 bicycles and other PMD users daily, compared to only 500 users pre-pandemic. 

For solid waste, BGC organized a weekly Clean and Dry Plastic Drop-off to encourage BGCitizens to segregate in their homes and drop-off plastics for recycling.  


BGC collects an average of 400 kg of plastics per monthA whopping number of plastic waste that could have otherwise ended up in Metro Manila's garbage landfills.  The collected plastics are then recycled into Eco Brics.  In partnership with Green Antz, Bonifacio High Street and Alagang Ayala Land, the clean and dry plastic drop-off is activated every Saturday at Bonifacio High Street B7 Portal by Aldo. Discarded box or Tetra pack containers are now also accepted. 

BGC is also one of the greenest mixed-used estates, with 70% of its office buildings recognized as green buildings by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence (BERDE), and WELL. It’s a testament to how BGC makes a collective effort to turn the micro-city into a healthier place to live, work, and play.

Aside from the earth-friendly initiatives mentioned, BGC has more sustainability programs and initiatives underway. High Street Harvest, a bi-monthly activity that encourages BGCitizens to exchange their clean and dry plastics with herbs harvested from Bonifacio High Street and composts generated from BGC’s yard waste. There's also the Love Food, Avoid Waste project, where condominium residents can turn their household food waste to bokashi compost by subscribing to the Book-a-Bucket program in partnership with Greenspace. 

Soon, BGC will also launch the BGC Urban Farm at 5th Avenue. As the name suggests, the urban farm will be open to all residents to adopt a hub, volunteer as “farmers” or simply acquire a farmer-employee. "Adopt a Hub" allows residents to explore urban gardening and grow fresh veggies themselves. They can either bring the fresh produce home or give it to a community in need. This innovative project also welcomes families should they wish to expose their young kids to urban farming. This program not only encourages BGCitizens to grow their own food but also promotes well-being and exercise.


Together with the City Government of Taguig and Brgy. Fort Bonifacio, BGC is finding more ways to lessen its residuals by diverting its solid waste from landfills to recycling facilities and household composting. This commitment is aligned with the LGU’s objective of decreasing its residuals by 2022.

To stay updated on BGC’s sustainability efforts and to know how you can help, visit Bonifacio Global City’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bonifacioglobalcityph/

Score these Cool Gifts for Your Adventurous Dad at Shopee’s Payday Sale


Going gift-shopping for dad isn’t easy. He’s pretty quiet, always responds with a perfunctory “I don't need anything” when you ask him what he wants, and seems to already have everything, anyway. Still, if anyone deserves the best gift, it’s dad—he takes care of the whole family, after all! 


If you’re having trouble finding the perfect Father’s Day gift, narrow down your search by identifying your dad’s interests and hobbies. This will make your gift-hunting a whole lot easier, and your dad will love your thoughtful gesture of personally picking out a gift that fits his interests.


For thrill-seekers and adventurers, we recommend portable barbecue grills, insulated water bottles, outdoor gadgets, and more. These items are all on sale this akinse at Shopee’s 6.15 Payday Sale. Make the most out of your sweldo and check these out now:


Has your dad been waiting for gyms to reopen? With the Domyos Push-Up Wheel Grips, he can take the first step towards building his own home gym! These grips, developed by strength training teams, offer a variety of exercises for body weight training workouts.


Remind dads-on-the-go to stay hydrated with the Hydro Flask 20oz. Whether he’s working out, going for a jog, or biking outdoors, this handy vacuum-insulated stainless steel tumbler will keep his drinks hot or cold for hours.


If he’s been dreaming of going camping, get him the Home Zania Portable Grill. No need to lug around bulky outdoor grills that take hours to get assembledyou just need to unfold this one in order to use it. It’s also high temperature-resistant, distortion-free, and non-toxic.


Get your dad a Morui Dash Cam for safer journeys on the road. It boasts of a dual-lens camera design: a front camera with up to 170-degree viewing angle and a waterproof rear camera. The device can simultaneously record front and rear view videos.


If your dad loves nature and photography, level up his adventures with the DJI Mavic Mini-Drone. He’ll enjoy shooting high-definition photos and videos, which he can edit and post straight from his phone with the DJI Fly App.


Find more gifts for your adventurous dad at Shopee’s 6.15 Payday Sale. Aside from big discounts, enjoy deals such as free shipping with no minimum spend, 15% cashback, and ₱15 deals. Visit https://shopee.ph/m/payday-sale for more information.



Check out using ShopeePay to enjoy even more perks such as:
  • ShopeePay ₱1 Deals for Puregold, Potato Corner, Seaoil, and other supermarkets and restaurants, redeemable when you pay in-store
  • Discounted load and data offers such as ₱10 data for only ₱1 and ₱10 load for ₱6
  • Up to 35% cashback on Bills Payment
Top up your ShopeePay wallet conveniently through debit card, online banking, TouchPay machines, and over-the-counter on June 14 for a chance to win ₱15,000!










About Shopee
Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia & Taiwan. Shopee connects shoppers, brands, and sellers across Asia and other fast-growing markets, empowering anyone to buy and sell anywhere and at any time. 

Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.

Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.

About Shopee Mall
Shopee Mall is the region’s leading online mall offering one-stop access to a wide range of international and local brands and retailers. Shoppers can enjoy three guarantees delivered by Shopee Mall -- 100% authentic products, free returns and free shipping. With always-on deals, entertainment and a robust loyalty programme, Shopee Mall offers an unparalleled online shopping experience and best value all year round.

About ShopeePay
ShopeePay is an integrated mobile wallet that offers users easy access to digital payment services. Launched in the Philippines in 2019, ShopeePay enables a seamless shopping experience by allowing users to make online payments on Shopee, top-up their wallets, and transfer and withdraw funds.

ShopeePay makes it easier to shop and do business. It provides users with a convenient, secure, and rewarding payment option; it empowers businesses and helps them capture new opportunities. 

ShopeePay is part of SeaMoney, the digital financial services arm of Sea Group. A leading digital payments and financial services provider in Southeast Asia, SeaMoney’s mission is to better the lives of individuals and businesses in the region with financial services through technology.

Score these Cool Gifts for Your Hobbyist Dad at Shopee’s Payday Sale


Gift-shopping for dad isn’t easy. He’s pretty quiet, always responds with a perfunctory “I don't need anything” when you ask him what he wants, and seems to already have everything, anyway. Still, if anyone deserves the best gift, it’s dad—he takes care of the whole family, after all! 

If you’re having trouble finding the perfect Father’s Day gift, narrow down your search by identifying your dad’s interests and hobbies. This will make your gift-hunting a whole lot easier, and your dad will love your thoughtful gesture of personally picking out a gift that fits his interests.

For dads who remain kids at heart, we recommend fun collectibles, graphic tees, and more. These items are all on sale this akinse at Shopee’s 6.15 Payday Sale. Make the most out of your sweldo and check these out now:


This LEGO Ducati Panigale V4 R is the perfect gift for motorcycle enthusiasts. Your dad will surely enjoy building a cool, realistic replica of the Ducati Panigale V4R, or learning the inner workings of this iconic motorcycle.


Nothing captures the height of boyhood nostalgia like the classic 90s film, Space Jam. If your dad loved seeing the Looney Tunes characters hit the basketball court with Michael Jordan, this INSPI Space Jam Shirt is just the gift for him.


This Funko POP! Gunther Vinyl Figure is a great gift for big fans of the hit TV show, Friends. This vinyl figure of the Central Perk barista comes with a scratch-resistant boss protector to keep your pop in perfect condition.


If your dad grew up reading DC comics, McFarlane Toys The Flash is for him. This incredibly detailed Red Death action figure, based on the Dark Nights Metal Comic, is guaranteed to make his day. It’s designed with up to 22 moving parts for a full range of posing and play.


For Marvel fans who can’t get enough of resident sorcerer and master of the mystic arts, Doctor Strange, get this Funko POP! Doctor Strange Shirt. Your real-life superhero will love this classic shirt’s cute graphic print and soft cotton fabric.
 

Find more gifts for your hobbyist dad at Shopee’s 6.15 Payday Sale. Aside from big discounts, enjoy deals such as free shipping with no minimum spend, 15% cashback, and ₱15 deals. Visit https://shopee.ph/m/payday-sale for more information.


Check out using ShopeePay to enjoy even more perks such as:
  • ShopeePay ₱1 Deals for Puregold, Potato Corner, Seaoil, and other supermarkets and restaurants, redeemable when you pay in-store
  • Discounted load and data offers such as ₱10 data for only ₱1 and ₱10 load for ₱6
  • Up to 35% cashback on Bills Payment
Top up your ShopeePay wallet conveniently through debit card, online banking, TouchPay machines, and over-the-counter on June 14 for a chance to win ₱15,000!











About Shopee
Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia & Taiwan. Shopee connects shoppers, brands, and sellers across Asia and other fast-growing markets, empowering anyone to buy and sell anywhere and at any time. 

Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.

Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.

About Shopee Mall
Shopee Mall is the region’s leading online mall offering one-stop access to a wide range of international and local brands and retailers. Shoppers can enjoy three guarantees delivered by Shopee Mall -- 100% authentic products, free returns and free shipping. With always-on deals, entertainment and a robust loyalty programme, Shopee Mall offers an unparalleled online shopping experience and best value all year round.

About ShopeePay
ShopeePay is an integrated mobile wallet that offers users easy access to digital payment services. Launched in the Philippines in 2019, ShopeePay enables a seamless shopping experience by allowing users to make online payments on Shopee, top-up their wallets, and transfer and withdraw funds.

ShopeePay makes it easier to shop and do business. It provides users with a convenient, secure, and rewarding payment option; it empowers businesses and helps them capture new opportunities. 

ShopeePay is part of SeaMoney, the digital financial services arm of Sea Group. A leading digital payments and financial services provider in Southeast Asia, SeaMoney’s mission is to better the lives of individuals and businesses in the region with financial services through technology.

Martes, Mayo 25, 2021

Ivana Cools Down With the Tanduay Mango Rhum


Long before she became the 2021 Tanduay Calendar Girl, Ivana Alawi has been enjoying different cocktail mixes using the Tanduay Rhum. Among her favorites is the Mango Rhum, which she said reminds her a lot of summers. Ivana revealed that she has always been fond of Philippine mangoes, which are considered the best in the world. With mangoes cut in cubes, 30 ml of Tanduay Rhum, lime juice, sugar, salt, seltzer, and ice cubes — you can recreate Ivana’s favorite Mango Rhum.
“I love preparing this cocktail because it’s so easy. But more than that, it tastes really great. You can have it any time of the day to give you a taste of summer. You can really taste the difference when you try out varieties from other countries. There’s something distinctly Filipino to it like the Tanduay Rhum. During these times when there’s a lot going on in the world, it’s important to be kind to others and to ourselves. Find time to chill and relax, whether by yourself or with your loved ones.” ~Ivana Alawi, Tanduay Calendar Girl 2021

All you need to do is blend the mangoes, lime juice, sugar, and salt in a blender. Once it has been properly blended, put the mixture in a glass. Add the Tanduay Rhum and stir. In another glass, put the cubes of ice then pour the mixture in. Add the seltzer, stir, and enjoy your very own Mango Rhum!

Ivana said that this cocktail mix is the perfect summer drink to have while you relax during the weekends or your virtual gatherings via Zoom with friends and colleagues.

To see how Ivana’s favorite Mango Rhum is done, scan the code below.


Miyerkules, Mayo 12, 2021

Enjoy Up to 38% Discount on Quality Appliances at Hanabishi’s LazMall Summer Sale This May 15


If you’re looking to replace your old appliances or just want to invest in new ones, now’s the best time to do so. Head on over to the Hanabishi Appliances flagship store on Lazada to get amazing deals on a wide range of quality products from one of the Philippines’ most trusted brands.

“This is one of the biggest sales of the summer, and we are making some of our top-selling appliances available at discounted prices. Being on Lazada, we have noticed a new emerging market for our products. Aside from the usual female homemakers, we also have a lot of millennials and young professionals who are starting to venture into the world of ‘adulting’ as buyers of our products. This is a good opportunity for those who are looking for quality appliances at more affordable prices.” ~Cherish Ong-Chua, Hanabishi Appliances Vice President for Finance and Marketing
Happening on May 15, 2021, Saturday, Hanabishi’s LazMall Summer Sale offers up to 38% discount on select appliances.


Hanabishi Appliances on Sale
Among the items up for sale is Hanabishi’s top-selling air fryer oven (HAFEO30SS). Add it to your cart now, so you can check it out by Saturday.

Also on sale are the Hanabishi smokeless indoor griller (HSMOKELSS-50), ice maker (HICEMAKER240), hand mixer (HHM56), food steamer (HFS-75), coffee maker (HCM45GCM), electric oven (HEO48RED), juice extractor (HPJ50), slow juicer (HSJ1500), and juice blender (HJB126).

Don’t miss out on its selection of microwave ovens as well. On sale are product models HMO20GS and HMO31ZYM, and the Hanabishi pure stainless steel microwave oven (HMO31PSSM). Its rice cookers (HRC10BRC, HRC15BRC, and HRC18BRC) are also available at discounted prices.

For your cooling needs, there’s the Hanabishi ground fan 20” (HHURRIC-20), industrial floor fan 12” (HIFF-1200BLK), air cooler 6.0L (HAC-650), industrial wall fan 24” (HIWF24), and Desk Fan ((HRA16DF). Its Insect Killers (HINSK50SQM and HINSK70SQM) are likewise on sale.


Vouchers of Up to PhP1,000
Apart from the sale, the appliance brand is also giving away vouchers that you can use for your Hanabishi purchases on Lazada. Up to PhP1,000 will be given away from May 15 to 17. Follow Hanabishi’s Facebook page for announcements.








About Hanabishi:
Spanning more than three decades, Hanabishi has established its reputation as a provider of affordable yet quality home products that last, which paved the way for its tagline “Kapartner from Start to Forever.” Hanabishi Home Appliances are available at leading appliance stores nationwide. For more information about Hanabishi, please visit www.myhanabishi.com/shop/ and like them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MyHanabishiAppliances/.