Lunes, Disyembre 23, 2019

TKB: The Kushi Bar by Tanduay promoting Filipino dining through Japanese food

TKB (The Kushi Bar) by Tanduay
Merry Christmas Everyone! Cheers ~ Kampay! Isn't it good to celebrate with the whole family or Gang in a place to hang out and enjoy authentic Japanese food infused with rum and a wide selection of cocktails you won’t find anywhere else with friends and colleagues this holiday season such as at TKB (The Kushi Bar) by Tanduay in Ayala Avenue, Makati City. TKB (The Kushi Bar) by Tanduay Celebrates the Holiday Season with Free Shots for Diners of Five! Just perfect!

TKB (The Kushi Bar) by Tanduay
TKB (The Kushi Bar) by Tanduay
TKB (The Kushi Bar) by Tanduay

TKB (The Kushi Bar) by Tanduay
“We always come up with seasonal selections and since this month is all about cele-brating and merry-making for us Filipinos, we have chosen to reward our diners with our TKB shots. They can choose whatever flavor they want. This is why we have partnered with Tanduay, a truly Filipino brand. Through this part-nership, we were able to create unique offerings such as our rum-infused food and drinks selections. Japanese and Filipinos share the same love for good food and drinks. And here at TKB by Tanduay, we want to celebrate that.” ~Karen Roque, TKB by Tanduay General Manager
TKB (The Kushi Bar) by Tanduay, and it specializes in kushi (skewered) selections creat-ed by Japanese chef Yuri Amami, the first female Japanese chef in the Philippines. Here, you’ll also find the TKB shots, deliciously-flavored cocktails infused with Tan-duay Dark and Premium White Rum.

The TKB shots selection includes:
  • Aomori (apple wasabi)
  • Tokushima (ginger cala-mansi)
  • Kumamoto (watermelon basil)
  • Miyazaki (cucumber basil)
  • Nagano (lemon apricot)
  • Ehime (green apple and kiwi)
  • Rambutan rum-infused shot

TKB (The Kushi Bar) by Tanduay Selections
TKB (The Kushi Bar) by Tanduay Selections
TKB (The Kushi Bar) by Tanduay Selections
We Filipinos are such enthusiasts for Barbecues or anything fried, grilled, or steamed as long as it’s on a stick. Japan also has its version of the ever-so-popular “BBQ” and they call it “Kushi”. These Kushi selections are meant to be enjoyed plate after plate—just like how Filipinos dine, its taste will remind you of Filipino BBQ but with a Japanese touch. Kushi is the skewers Japanese use to hold or pierce their food, either made of steel, bamboo or wood.  All reasonably priced.
  • Gyubara (beef tenderloin)
  • Reba (chicken liver)
  • Hotate (scallop)
  • Hatsu (chicken heart)

Roque recommends that diners enjoy them along with their kushi selections, which now have items using ingredients that are popular with Filipino diners.

The idea behind TKB by Tanduay is to promote Filipino dining through Japanese food. This is what makes the restaurant different from other Japanese dining concepts in the country. Gather your friends and family and celebrate with us this Christmas season! Cheers!

TKB by Tanduay likewise supports Filipino farming as it sources most of its ingredients from local farmers. The restaurant also uses organic ingredients, and its coffee is 100% Philippine-made.

Sabado, Nobyembre 30, 2019

AIM MBM ’95 holds first-ever Notables at AIM speaker series

The Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Master of Business Management (MBM) Batch 1995 has launched Notables at AIM, a nontraditional speaker series hosted by an array of luminaries with expertise and insight on relevant topics. Thought leaders and captains of industry are invited to engage not only with the AIM community but with the public in attendance as well. The speaker series kicked off Thursday, November 28 at Fuller Hall, AIM, Makati City.
“It provides a much-needed arena for informed and purposeful exchange on relevant issues. The third out of the seven fundamental human needs is the need to belong or connection. It comes after subsistence and security, and growth and understanding. Inclusivity addresses and fulfills that need. How do we achieve it? We temper if not altogether do away with discrimination. How do we go about it? We start with intelligent discourse. Inclusivity is a critical yet complicated humanitarian issue. Let’s start engaging with it.” ~Marc Ablaza, MBM ‘95 Batch Representative
Marc Ablaza, AIM MBM ’95 Batch Representative, welcomes attendees of Notables at AIM.

With the event open to controversial figures in order to spur intelligent dialogue on challenging issues, the organizers saw it fitting to invite as their first featured speaker the first openly transgender woman elected to the Congress of the Philippines, Hon. Geraldine Roman, who has snagged headlines for her bold efforts in advocating for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) rights. The Bataan representative’s talk focused on equality and inclusivity in society.
“If we are willing to fight against discrimination on the basis of these personal circumstances that have nothing to do with one’s capacity to work, why are we not able as a society to fight against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression? But I have to insist, these circumstances are not chosen and these circumstances are irrelevant especially when looking for a job or qualifying for a post in government. They should not be used as criteria in determining who should receive services from the government or who should be able to enter a public establishment like a hotel or a restaurant. That seeks to protect Filipinos who just happen to be LGBT, from discrimination at the workplace, in schools, in the delivery of government services, as well as access to commercial and public establishments. It also seeks to guarantee that Filipinos who happen to be LGBT will not be insulted in the streets, that they will be ‘outed’ without their consent. They say that the SOGIE bill is same-sex marriage. It is not. In fact, in one of the provisions where there was reference to professional licenses…we were careful to specify that these do not refer to marriage licenses. There are people who may have different sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. But these people have to be treated with dignity and respect. And their rights have to be guaranteed under the law.” ~Hon. Geraldine Roman, Bataan Congresswoman
Hon. Geraldine Roman speaks about equality and inclusivity at the first Notables at AIM: A speaker series. 

In her speech, Roman explained how Filipinos are being discriminated especially in the workplace in terms of age, religion, ethnicity, physical appearance, as well as sexual orientation and gender identity and expression or SOGIE.
“If we are willing to fight against discrimination on the basis of these personal circumstances that have nothing to do with one’s capacity to work, why are we not able as a society to fight against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression? But I have to insist, these circumstances are not chosen and these circumstances are irrelevant especially when looking for a job or qualifying for a post in government. They should not be used as criteria in determining who should receive services from the government or who should be able to enter a public establishment like a hotel or a restaurant. ~Hon. Geraldine Roman, Bataan Congresswoman
The congresswoman is known as one of the champions of the SOGIE Equality Bill. She reiterated that the bill is an anti-discrimination bill.
That seeks to protect Filipinos who just happen to be LGBT, from discrimination at the workplace, in schools, in the delivery of government services, as well as access to commercial and public establishments. It also seeks to guarantee that Filipinos who happen to be LGBT will not be insulted in the streets, that they will be ‘outed’ without their consent. ~Hon. Geraldine Roman, Bataan Congresswoman
Roman also defended the bill based on the many accusations thrown by those who are against it.
They say that the SOGIE bill is same-sex marriage. It is not. In fact, in one of the provisions where there was reference to professional licenses…we were careful to specify that these do not refer to marriage licenses.” ~Hon. Geraldine Roman, Bataan Congresswoman
Roman closed her speech with an appeal to treat the members of the LGBT community with respect.
There are people who may have different sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. But these people have to be treated with dignity and respect. And their rights have to be guaranteed under the law.” ~Hon. Geraldine Roman, Bataan Congresswoman
AIM MBM Batch ’95 with Congresswoman Geraldine Roman. 

AIM MBM Batch ’95 organized Notables at AIM to further the renowned international management school’s advocacy in providing quality education. The batch also hopes to raise funds for scholarships. 

For more information about Notables at AIM, you may visit our social media pages:

Biyernes, Nobyembre 15, 2019

Hotel Sogo Timog Avenue Grand Opening

Hotel Sogo, the largest hotel chain in the Philippines, continues to expand its hotel services to patron guests, travelers, and families who are looking for a quick stop from the hassle and bustle of the metro with its 39th branch perfectly situated in a district brimming with life.

Strategically located in the heart of South Triangle, Quezon City, Hotel Sogo Timog Avenue branch is your gateway in experiencing top of the class service, authentic Filipino hospitality and comfortable lodgings at exceptionally affordable rates.

With more than 100 rooms, the hotel takes pride as it showcases a refreshing look of its lobby and the first Hotel Sogo branch to introduce the self-check-in kiosk. The kiosk is part of Hotel Sogo’s modernization and is designed to allow guests a digitized and more discreet transaction of their hotel stay.  Transactions are then processed and checked at the front desk.

Hotel Sogo Timog Avenue also boasts the new state-of-the-art red and white fa├žade which symbolizes the company’s passion and commitment to cleanliness, courteous service, and positivity in all aspects of its services. 

Set to cater young professionals, digital natives, travelers, and families, Hotel Sogo Timog is the haven of affordable lodging tied with modern yet inviting interiors, distinctive lighting, and outstanding accommodation. Truly, a perfect place when you’re looking for a second home.

So what are you waiting for? Be ready to be captivated by the stylish and relaxing atmosphere of Hotel Sogo Timog Avenue.

For more details, visit or like and follow Hotel Sogo on Facebook (, Twitter (@hotelsogo), and Instagram (@hotelsogo). 

Martes, Nobyembre 12, 2019


“Feed the Children is proud to partner with Herbalife Nutrition to address the important issue ofchildhood hunger. The problem cannotbe tackled alone. We know that when we combine our efforts, we will have a greater impact on thelives of families who need us most around the world. We have seen how healthy nutrition impacts people’s lives, and we are committedto supporting this critical need to vulnerable populations all around the world.” ~Travis Arnold, Feed the Children president and CEO

Herbalife Nutrition (NYSE: HLF), a premier global nutrition company, recently announced the launch of the Nutrition for Zero Hunger global initiative, pledging $2 million to help end world hunger, ensurepeople have access to good nutrition and address rising obesity. The initiative, with the assistance ofnonprofit partners, will focus on providing access to healthy foods, improving nutrition education, identifying sustainable food resources and raising awareness of the global crisis. In conjunction with the launch of the initiative, the Company also announced its partnership with Feed the Children,  a nonprofit  organization  committed  to  defeating  childhood  hunger worldwide. Feed the Children has designated September as Defeat Hunger Month and as a lead partner of Nutrition for Zero Hunger, Herbalife Nutrition will support their programs to help end hunger aroundthe world.
“The  Nutrition for Zero Hunger  initiative addresses key pandemic problems and through our workwith our partners, like Feed the Children, we hope to build a world where everyone has access toquality food and nutrition.” ~Alan Hoffman, Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs
As a leader in the global nutrition, Herbalife Nutrition was founded, nearly 40 years ago, on theimportance  and   value of  good   nutrition,  providing  a  reliable  source   of nutritious  food  through anetwork of independent distributors to customers worldwide. Feed the Children is an organization that is dedicated to supporting families and communities byproviding   food   assistance   and   resources   to   help   achieve   stable   lives   both   in   the   U.S.   andinternationally in 10 countries.

In 2018, Feed the Children distributed 88.6 million pounds of food andessentials, working with community partners to support 6.5 million people globally.In addition  to  supporting  strategic partnerships,  Nutrition  for  Zero  Hunger  aligns  with t  UnitedNation’s Sustainable Development Goal #2, which calls for bold action to end hunger in all its formsby 2030, as well as solutions to achieve food security and improve nutrition worldwide. Through the$2 million pledge, the Company will: Partner with organizations addressing hunger, food security and malnutrition   Provide in-kind donations of nutritious food and nutrition products to vulnerable people  Deliver resources to support nutrition education Engage and educate communities globally through integrated campaigns Hoffman added, 

To   learn   more   about   Herbalife  Nutrition,   visit  To   receive   the   latestcompany updates from Herbalife Nutrition, follow us on Twitter: @HerbalifeNews.

Herbalife NutritionHerbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier andhappier. The Company has been  on a mission  for nutrition - changing people's lives  with greatnutrition products and programs - since 1980. Herbalife Nutrition offers high-quality, science-backedproducts, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Nutrition independent member, and a supportivecommunity that inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle.Herbalife Nutrition’s targeted nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal careproducts are available through its independent distributors in more than 90 countries.Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Nutrition Foundation, a non-profit organization that assistscommunity organizations focused on providing good nutrition. Herbalife Nutrition is also proud tosponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe.Herbalife   Nutrition   has   more   than   8,300   employees   worldwide.   

To   learn   more, visit About Feed the ChildrenAt Feed the Children, we feed hungry kids. We envision a world where no child goes to bed hungry. In the U.S. and internationally, we are dedicated to helping families and communities achieve stable lives and to reducing the need for help tomorrow, while providing food and resources to help them today. We distribute product donations from corporate donors to local community partners, we provide support for teachers

Lunes, Nobyembre 11, 2019

The adobo Festival of Ideas is Coming Back to Explore The “Connectivity Economy” of Merging Industries and Sectors This December

Adobo magazine will host the fifth annual adobo Festival of Ideas on Thursday, December 5, 2019, at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila, with a one-day program dedicated to the dissection and holistic understanding of “The Connectivity Economy”, as this year’s festival theme. 
With highly-acclaimed speakers from different parts of the globe flying into the Philippines specifically for the festival, it explores the worlds created when industries and sectors intersect, converge, and collaborate. It is also set to look at how the cyclic relationships between these sectors would shape the future of the world and transform it. 
Data & Technology, Environment, Education, Entertainment, Infrastructure, Food, Business, Science, Health, People, Mobile, Makers, Arts & Culture, Sound, and Media & Communications – these are the distinct and seemingly separate sectors the adobo FOI aims to bridge together through dialogue and collaboration. It seeks to unravel the boundaries between the aforementioned trades, and explore how the digital and the physical world is merging before our very eyes.
Following the success of last year’s adobo Festival of Ideas entitled, “Creativity at the Heart of Digital”, where over 1,200 delegates were in attendance, it is expected to have even more involved set this year. This time, the festival will take a look at how the modern economy is fueled by collaboration over competition and the role of creative and innovative thinking plays in achieving business and sustainability goals.
Some of this year’s Agents of Innovation, or the 2019 adobo Festival of Ideas speakers, are Royal Pineda, Principal Architect, BUDJI+ROYAL Architecture+DesignCalvin Soh, former CCO and the designer of One Kind House; husband and wife duo Patrick Renucci andRachel Renucci, founders of Chen Yi Agventures; Reina Reyes, Head of AC Analytics at Ayala Corporation and a Host of Science Says at the Knowledge Channel; and more to be announced in the coming days.
Interested parties can register and purchase their tickets at or . The rates are inclusive of an all-day pass, lunch, snacks and cocktails to wrap up the celebrations.
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Check out last year’s Festival below:
For any inquiries, reach out to the adobo FOI team through these social media platforms: 
or shoot an email to, or call up (+632) 884 50218. 
This festival is in partnership with Jollibee, Unilever, Lazada, Facebook, Wunderman Thompson, Acid House, ArtisteSpace, Resorts World, Animation Council of the Philippines (ACPI), Design Center of the Philippines, Page One, and Greenbulb Communications. 

Jessica Zafra's latest book is now available at Fully Booked, Shopee, and other stores

“Jessica is a natural short story writer, and I don’t know anyone else in the Philippines writing in English who does it as well as she does. The fact that she’s a Filipina couldn’t matter less. She would be recognised anywhere on earth that good English is read. But of course in this fatuous world the unmerited hegemony of “English” literature (including of course American, Canadian, Australian, etc. etc.) reminds us that it still fancies itself as the arbiter of the Real Thing. But plenty of us round-eyes know that’s baloney, and JZ provides us with ammunition to stand up in public and say so.” ~James Hamilton-Paterson, Whitbread Award-winning author of Gerontius, Playing With Water, Seven-Tenths, Ghosts of Manila, and the bestselling Cooking With Fernet Branca and Empire of the Clouds

From the author of the Twisted series comes a collection of 27 stories from the last 27 years. The Collected Stories of Jessica Zafra contains award-winning fiction from Manananggal Terrorizes Manila (1992) and The Stories So Far (2014), plus new stories and an introduction by Don Jaucian.

The Collected Stories of Jessica Zafra is published by Ateneo University Press. SRP P345. Now available at Fully Booked stores, Solidaridad, Popular Bookstores, the Ateneo University Press bookshop, Loyola Bookshop, and on Shopee. Coming soon at Mt.Cloud Bookshop in Baguio and other outlets.

Book signings and author talks will be announced soon. Follow @jessicazafrascats on Instagram and the JessicaRulestheUniverse Facebook page for announcements and updates.

Andi Manzano-Reyes on making the Smart Organic Choice

“For me, being a mom has changed the way I make decisions. There’s this concern that some products might be made with a lot of chemicals that aren’t going to be helpful for your child’s development-- there’s always that fear. We don’t always go organic but when we have the chance to do so and it’s available, we do it. Choosing organic food gives me peace of mind knowing that whatever we ate, drank or put in our body was straight from the ground and has no chemicals.” ~Andi Manzano-Reyes

Deciding what’s best for the family is a struggle for every mom. Andi Manzano-Reyes is no stranger to this – although she considers herself a smart homemaker, she still struggles sometimes when it comes to making choices for her family’s health.

Having her first daughter, Olivia, was what motivated Andi and her husband GP to make a lifestyle check.  she said. Health and nutrition became a priority for her, and it became increasingly important that she becomes more meticulous especially with the food that she prepares for her daughter.

Andi was inspired by her fellow moms who lead a healthier and more natural lifestyle, and this is where she was also introduced to organically sourced food. Organic products follow a strict standard that ensures there are no artificial pesticides, growth hormones, and synthetic antibiotics used during its production process.

Olivia, now 4 years old, loves fruits and vegetables – food that Andi regularly includes in her diet. Since Olivia is very adventurous when it comes to food (especially spicy ones!), she and Andi make preparing food a fun time for them. They usually cook Filipino dishes and make homemade fruit ice popsicles or salads together.

Although Andi doesn’t always serve organic food to her family, she chooses smart when it comes to Olivia’s milk. She wants to make sure that Olivia gets the best available milk that provides age-appropriate nutrition with the assurance of organic.

After doing thorough research and consulting fellow moms, Andi discovered Promil Organic and choosing it for Olivia’s milk was an easy decision for Andi. Firstly, Promil Organic is made by Wyeth Nutrition, the leading formula milk manufacturer in the Philippines with over 100 years of scientific expertise.

Secondly, Promil Organic is made with 100% organic milk sourced from certified organic dairy farms. It is certified organic by the Organic Certification Center of the Philippines (OCCP) Inspection & Services Inc, following strict organic requirements.

Lastly, Promil Organic is the only organic formula milk in the Philippines intended for preschoolers aged 3+ that contains DHA & AA – important nutrients that help support a child’s brain development.

Just like Andi, all moms can make a smart organic choice when it comes to their children’s nutrition. To know more about Promil Organic and its other benefits, visit

7 things you can do with your family to enjoy the rainy season

Don’t miss out on the fun because Povidone-Iodine (BETADINE®) has got your back!
It’s raining, it’s pouring, and #walangpasok is trending. While it may seem like a good time to lounge around, binge a movie or two, and bundle up with a piping hot cup of cocoa, it's also a perfect opportunity to enjoy fun activities with your family.

We’ve put together a list of activities that you and your family can do on lazy, rainy days!

1. Start on a Rainy Day Project
Whether it’s installing new bedroom wallpapers or creating DIY organizers with your kids, this activity will give you and your tiny tots a sense of pride and fulfillment once they complete the task.

2. Build an indoor campsite
What’s better than bundling up under a blanket? Well, building a teepee out of blankets and pillow, that’s what! Create lasting memories with the kiddos by playing with them under this makeshift tent, you can spend time doing board games or just reading bedtime stories to them!

3. Cook their favorite rainy-day dish
If you’re looking to pass the time, why not create something delicious in the process? Create more memories in your kitchen by letting your whole family help you cook their favorite rainy-day comfort food. Chop, chop!

4. Do Zumba together
Wondering what you can do to combat the chills brought by the rain? Well, consider sweating it out in a Zumba sesh with the kiddos.

5. Map out your home and do some treasure hunting
Bring out their inner Indiana Jones or Dora the Explorer with a little treasure hunt! Nothing could be more exciting than hiding things in your home, making clues, and seeing them decode it to find the treasures!

6. Organize their closets
Practice the KonMari method and start to declutter your home with the young ones, beginning with their closets! Teach them the importance of gratitude and letting their things go, especially when they are not using them anymore.

7. Let them go out and enjoy the rain!
Kids are so full of energy and when it’s pouring rain, it might be best to let them out to have fun. Don’t worry because you can still give them the protection they need by using upper respiratory care products that are proven safe and effective for use inside and outside our homes.

Don’t let the rainy days stop you and your family from doing the things you enjoy! Rain or shine, you need to have a trusted companion in keeping your family healthy. Now that the rainy season is here, help prevent cold and flu-like symptoms from getting worse by using one of the leading and most trusted antiseptic brands of Povidone-Iodine in the country that is BETADINE®1,2,3. It has a whole line of upper respiratory care products that are clinically proven to be safe and effective including Povidone-Iodine (BETADINE®) Gargle and Mouthwash which has been proven to kill various types of cold viruses in as early as 15 seconds4 and is perfect for use at home; Povidone-Iodine (BETADINE®) Throat Spray, your an on-the-go buddy that has the same efficacy as the gargle; and, Povidone-Iodine (BETADINE®) Cold Defense Nasal Spray which can reduce symptoms of a cold by up to two days5 when used at the first sign of colds and keep the virus from spreading further and worsening. These products are effective not just in killing viruses but also bacteria and fungi

To know more about Povidone-Iodine (BETADINE®) Upper Respiratory Care products, you can visit Stock up your medicine cabinets by getting your own stash now in drugstores and supermarkets near you or logging on to Lazada and Shopee. 

Sabado, Nobyembre 9, 2019

Jim Beam Is Back On High Gear!

Jim Beam is set to conquer Eastwood City with new flavors for the ultimate highball on tap and its iconic  Jim Beam Highball Pop-Up Bar!
“We’re so excited to bring back the Jim Beam Highball Pop-Up bar to the lively city that is Manila! Our new flavors are sure to tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Jim Beam Highball is an excellent drink that’s perfectly well-balanced, refreshing, and pairs superbly with so many dishes. We can’t wait to share this with you!” ~Rayern Goh, Senior Brand Manager at Jim Beam
The iconic Jim Beam Highball Pop-Up Bar will return on November 12-16 at Eastwood Central Plaza offering an even fresher experience served through the signature highball draft machines from Japan.

Building up from its first introduction earlier this year, the second iteration of the Jim Beam Highball Pop-Up Bar will feature all-new highballs that were inspired by local flavors and designed specifically for the Filipino palate:

  1. Yuzu and Lemongrass Highball
  2. Calamansi and Pandan Highball
  3. Pineapple and Basil Highball
  4. Mango Spice Highball

You’ll also see the return of familiar flavors that were available during last year’s pop-up bar in BGC like the Lychee and of course, the Signature Classic Highball.

The Jim Beam Highball Pop-Up Bar at Eastwood City will also feature even more live musical performances by some of the country’s iconic OPM artists such as Ebe Dancel, The Juans, Clara Benin, Better Days and The Vowels they Orbit.

 In between listening to these sweet tunes and drinking the freshest highballs, you can also enjoy new games with your friends like the Highball Pong or the Jim Beam Highball Claw Machine! The sought after Make Your Jim Beam Highball booth will be there to give you more reason to enjoy the signature highball. With each purchase of a Highball, you’ll be granted a free chip to play these games and a chance to win some awesome Jim Beam Highball merch and other prizes!

See you at the Jim Beam Highball Pop-Up Bar at Eastwood Central Plaza from Tuesday to Saturday, November 12-16! The bar will be open from 6pm to 12mn.

Founded in 1795, Jim Beam is the world’s No. 1 bourbon and has been operated by one family for seven generations. 220 years of experience goes into every bottle, along with corn, rye, malted barley, water, time, pride, and of course, true passion! Jim Beam White is the cornerstone of the Jim Beam bourbon portfolio, and it derives its rich, satisfying flavor from a treasured family recipe where every drop is aged in charred oak barrels. It boasts an oaky vanilla aroma with a medium-bodied flavor with hints of vanilla and caramel.

Jim Beam is best served in a Jim Beam Highball, a tall cocktail of Jim Beam Bourbon over ice, topped with soda, and finished with a squeeze of citrus! This concoction is the ultimate drink for our tropical climate - it is without equal as a noon-time tipple, an after-work refresher or a weekend party-starter!

As a world leader in premium spirits, Beam Suntory inspires human connections. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands, Suntory whisky Kakubin and Courvoisier cognac, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek, Basil Hayden’s and Legent bourbon; Yamazaki, Hakushu, Hibiki and Toki Japanese whisky; Teacher’s, Laphroaig and Bowmore Scotch whisky; Canadian Club whisky; Hornitos and Sauza tequila; EFFEN, Haku and Pinnacle vodka; Sipsmith and Roku gin; and Midori liqueur.

Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whiskey to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and vision of Growing for Good. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan. For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit and

Huwebes, Nobyembre 7, 2019

Tanduay x Theo & Philo Chocolates

“We continue to create innovative ways for people to enjoy rum. The collaboration between two award-winning brands -- Tanduay and Theo & Philo – gives us a truly Filipino product we can be proud of.” ~Paul Lim, Tanduay Distillers, Inc. chief marketing officer

Tanduay recently partnered with Theo & Philo Chocolates to come up with a chocolate bar that’s made up of 65% dark chocolate with house-made caramel and infused with the much-awarded Tanduay Asian Rum Gold. Attached is the material about this exciting new product.

It is in the Davao region that local chocolatier Theo & Philo sources its cacao ingredients for the production of its best-selling chocolates in Manila. Most recently, it partnered with Tanduay to come up with the Theo, Philo & Tanduay—a chocolate bar made with 65% dark chocolate filled with house-made caramel and the much-lauded Tanduay Asian Rum Gold.

In 2018, Tanduay Asian Rum Gold received the Gold award from the International Review of Spirits, the Silver award from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, and another Silver Award from the WSWA Tasting Competition. Prior to that, it received the Gold Medal from the Monde Selection, the 3-Star Superior Taste Ward from the International Taste & Quality Institute, the Gold award from the International Review of Spirits, Beverage Testing Institute—all in 2017.

As the cacao used in making Theo, Philo & Tanduay is solely sourced in Davao, the sugarcane used for Tanduay Asian Rum Gold is sourced and harvested from Bacolod. All Tanduay products are also proudly Philippine-made.

Brought to the country by the Spaniards in the 18th century, cacao has found a fertile land to grow in the Philippines. Because of our strategic location near the equator, the plant flourished and cacao plantations can now be found in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Theo, Philo & Tanduay is exclusively available at the Tanduay Store at Century Park Hotel in Malate, Manila.

Miyerkules, Nobyembre 6, 2019

Shopee Holds its First-Ever 11.11 Big Christmas TV Special starring Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, and Heart Evangelista

Countdown to the finale of the Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale with live performances by top homegrown celebrities and the debut of Shopee’s latest Christmas jingle.

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, will be holding its first-ever televised show, the 11.11 Big Christmas TV Special on November 10 at 10:30 PM, aired on GMA7 and Shopee Live. The star-studded show will feature performances by popular GMA stars, Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, and Heart Evangelista, in an exciting live countdown to the finale of the Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale on 11 November. In addition, it will also include the premiere of the latest Shopee’s jingle, exclusively composed by Jose Mari Chan for this year’s festive season.
“Christmas is an important holiday for Filipinos, and we are thrilled to kickstart the celebrations in the biggest way possible with our very first televised Christmas concert, the Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas TV Special. With this, we hope to deepen engagement with our users by bringing them closer to their favorite stars and brands, and also to foster the festive spirit in the Philippines. We invite everyone to join in the excitement on 10 November as we count down together to our 11.11 Big Christmas Sale.” ~Martin Yu, Associate Director at Shopee Philippines  

Key highlights of the Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas TV Special

   Debut of Shopee’s latest Christmas jingle: Catch a live performance of the new Shopee Christmas jingle by Jose Mari Chan, which was exclusively composed for this year’s festive season.
   Star-studded show: Watch top celebrities such as Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, and Heart Evangelista perform all-time favorite Christmas songs. Also, enjoy special guest appearances by Gabbi Garcia, Lani Missalucha, Julie Anne San Jose and many more popular homegrown stars.
   Over ₱11 million worth of prizes, deals, and discounts including a house and lot: Stand a chance to win exciting prizes including a Rusi Mojo 200 motorcycle, Toyota Fortuner, and a house and lot from Avida by tuning in to 3 special Shopee Shake sessions during the program.
  Score amazing deals and vouchers: Enjoy amazing discounts of up to 70% from leading brands like Unilever, Pampers, Maybelline, Anker, and Perfetti van Melle during the show.
Exciting promotions, giveaways, and  discounts on November 11

Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale will culminate on November 11 with exciting promotions including:

     All-day sitewide free shipping with ₱0 minimum spend.
  Up to 90% off deals: Score up to 90% off deals during the finale of Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale, such as the Xiaomi Redmi 7 and Redmi 7A. Consumers can also get the HUG 32” LED TV LT32, and the Rapoo V600 Gamepad XB360; both available at only ₱11.
   12-hour non-stop live stream: Look forward to non-stop challenges and vouchers during the exclusive 12-hour Shopee Live session from 12 noon to 12 midnight, and watch out for five iPhone 11 giveaways.
   Exciting giveaways via Shopee Shake and Shopee Catch: Stand a chance to win from a pool of 2 million Shopee coins and an iPhone 11 by playing Shopee Shake. Shopee will also be upsizing its latest Shopee Catch, with a total of 6 game sessions and a 1 million coin pool to be won.
  Exclusive deals from leading brands: Shop exclusive deals from leading brands such as Pampers, Silverworks, Bosch, Unilever, Maybelline, Olay, Pantene, Globe, Anker, Safeguard, Watsons, and Huawei.
   Special promotions from industry players: Get an additional 12% off when checking out with a Metrobank card. Also, enjoy two months’ worth of load for free when buying Cignal Ultimate Prepaid HD at only ₱2,290 during the sale.

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About Shopee
Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It is a platform tailored for the region, providing customers with an easy, secure and fast online shopping experience through strong payment and logistical support. Shopee aims to continually enhance its platform and become the region’s e-commerce destination of choice.

Shopee has a wide selection of product categories ranging from consumer electronics to home & living, health & beauty, baby & toys, fashion and fitness equipment.

Shopee, a Sea company, was first launched in Singapore in 2015, and has since expanded its reach to Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Sea is a leader in digital entertainment, e-commerce and digital financial services across Southeast Asia. Sea's mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology, and is listed on the NYSE under the symbol SE.