Sabado, Setyembre 25, 2021

Learn Easy-to-Prepare Dishes in Hanabishi & Mega Prime’s LazLive Cooking Demos on Sept. 26 & 30

Hanabishi Appliances and Mega Prime Global team up once more for a LazLive cooking demonstration on September 26 at 6:00 PM and September 30 at 5:30 PM. Both events will be live streamed on Hanabishi’s official Facebook account.

Learn how to prepare beef pares using an electric pressure cooker and homemade pizza with an air fryer oven.

“Hanabishi and Mega Prime Global along with The Bailiwick Academy are holding these cooking demonstrations so our audiences can learn how to prepare simple meals using Hanabishi cooking appliances. We made sure that they are easy to follow so that even those who don’t know how to cook and operate basic kitchen appliances can do the dishes at home.” ~Cherish Ong-Chua, Vice President, Finance and Marketing at Hanabishi Appliances

Grace Parazo, CEO of The Bailiwick Academy, added that chefs will be preparing the dishes, they made sure that the cooking procedures are easy to follow.

“It will be a fun and educational event, and we hope we could encourage more people to take up cooking.” ~Grace Parazo, CEO of The Bailiwick Academy

Vouchers and Amazing Deals

All throughout the livestreams, Hanabishi and Mega Prime Global will be giving away discounts and vouchers. Exclusive bundles will also be up for grabs. 

Those who will purchase a Hanabishi electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, and fryer during live events will receive free bundles of Mega Prime products.

Products to Be Used During the Cooking Demos

Hanabishi’s electric pressure cooker and air fryers are two of its most popular product lines.

The Hanabishi HDIGPC10in1 that will be used during the event has a 5.7L capacity. It can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, stir fry pan, steamer, yogurt maker, cake maker, warmer, searing pan, and sterilizer.

It has a 10-program cooking selection: rice, multi-grain, soup, meat/stew, poultry, fish, steam beans/chill, yogurt, porridge. It comes with a digital display and an intelligent no-pot sensor.

Hanabishi air fryers, meanwhile, come in two variations: the standard air fryer and the air fryer oven, which comes in two sizes.

“From these simple dishes, we hope more people would be encouraged to cook their own meals at home. Both Hanabishi and Mega Prime are here to help our customers make their cooking easier and healthier.” ~Chris Fernandez, head of marketing at Mega Prime Global Corporation

The Hanabishi HAFRYER70 has a 7-liter capacity and a 1 to 30 minutes cooking time setting. Its cooking temperature ranges from 100 to 200°C. It comes with a non-slip base and an air fryer basket.

The Hanabishi Air Fryer Oven HAFEO23SS, meanwhile, has a 23-liter capacity and adjustable thermostat. It has six functions: air fry, boil, bake, toast, convection broil, and convection bake. It also comes with a rotisserie. It has a pure stainless steel housing, and includes an air fryer basket, baking pan, and oven rack.

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About Hanabishi:
Spanning more than three decades, Hanabishi has established its reputation as a provider of affordable yet quality home products that lasts, 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 and like them on Facebook:

Biyernes, Agosto 6, 2021

Vote Pilipinas and Youth Leaders Rally For Youth Vote, Visayas Vote at Latest Magparehistro Ka!

Vote Pilipinas, the official voter registration information campaign of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), held the second of its three-part town hall series on July 30, 2021, which aims to educate Filipinos to register to vote. Over various online platforms, the Magparehistro Ka Town Hall, in partnership with Smart Communications, gathered COMELEC officials and youth representatives to appeal to those living in the Visayas region and to the younger generation. The virtual event took place just as we hit the two-month mark on the deadline to register for the 2022 national and local elections by September 30, 2021.

The featured keynote speaker was no other than COMELEC Commissioner Aimee P. Ferolino, who spoke in the local dialect and reminded those in the Visayas that registration was a precursor to voting. This was preceded by opening remarks from Vote Pilipinas founder Ces Rondario, who initially started the campaign as a passion project. COMELEC was also represented by Director Frances Aguindadao-Arabe, who presented the latest numbers on voters in the Visayas region. From her report, COMELEC recorded a total of 893,448 voter registrants from Regions VI, VII, and VIII from September 2020 until July 24, 2021. Also heeding that call to register were Election Officers Krishna Athena Elardo, Omar Sharif Mamalinta, and Dainty Calagos, who were ready to answer any questions on the registration process and data. It was also revealed that those in the Visayas regions need not travel far to register, as one can now register at the following Robinsons Malls: Robinsons Place Ormoc, Robinsons Place Cebu, Robinsons Cybergate Cebu, Robinsons Place Dumaguete, Robinsons Place Bacolod, Robinsons Place Tacloban, Robinsons Place North Tacloban, Robinsons Place Roxas, and Robinsons Place Antique.

Appealing to the youth was host, speaker, and Miss Cebu 2016 Raine Baljak, who said, We must fight long and hard for what we believe in our own way, like a drop of water into the vast ocean. Voting is our right to be heard, and when you vote, you're voting for the people who come before you and who come after you.” She, too, raised some of her personal questions on voters’ registration. Joining her in this case was a roundtable of youth leaders, including Hannah Felix of Abot PH, Carlo Bais of the University of St. La Salle Bacolod Student Council, Janneloise Baylon of the Union of Progressive Students, Jet Luga of Global Shapers Cebu, and Enniss Pareja of Global Shapers Iloilo.

During the program, Vote Pilipinas had announced its newest partners, with some representatives speaking on why they had chosen to partner and what this cause meant to them. The evening capped off closing remarks from Aguindadao-Arabe and the release of the second Magparehistro Ka video, plus announcement of the Magparehistro Ka Challenge, which incentivizes newly registered voters by awarding them with weekly prizes after they post about the importance of registering.

The Vote Pilipinas Campaign is a passion project executed by a team of like-minded individuals driven by the desire to contribute to impacting change in the Philippines. It is a non-profit and non-partisan initiative designed to increase the number of voter registration. With both an online and offline approach, the campaign aims to provide accessible and verifiable information to ensure that Filipinos are updated with news concerning the upcoming 2022 elections. This campaign will run until the elections in 2022 and it aims to target the first time voters and other unregistered voters by providing innovative ways to encourage people to register, and to vote.

Miyerkules, Agosto 4, 2021

Big Promos to Check Out at the Shopee 8.8 Mega Flash Deals Sale

Until August 8, enjoy discounts up to 90% off on essentials, free shipping with no minimum spend, and more exciting deals

If you love the thrill of discovering the best deals and discounts, you need to check out Shopee’s flash deals. Flash deals offer big price drops, but here’s the catch—you’ll have to be quick about it, since these are available in limited quantities for a limited time only. 

Until August 8, plenty of exciting promos await at the Shopee 8.8 Mega Flash Deals Sale. If you’re shopping for essentials for your family during this time, you can enjoy discounts up to 90% off and more exclusive deals such as: 

Midnight Flash Deals

Since flash deals are limited, you’ll have to stay up if you want to be the first to snag the best discounts. Set your alarm clock daily to wait for the biggest flash deals to drop from 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM. Who knew midnight shopping could be this exciting? 

Daily ₱8 Deals

At the Shopee 8.8 Mega Flash Deals Sale, you can enjoy deals for as low as ₱8. Head on over to ₱8 Daily Flash Deals on your Shopee homepage to find the best flash deals of the day. If your desired flash deals aren’t live yet, click “Remind Me” to receive a notification once it’s available. Make sure your internet’s quick and stable, because you definitely won’t want to miss out.

Free shipping with no minimum spend 

Going shopping for groceries and other essentials? To make the most out of your shopping spree, don’t forget to check for free shipping vouchers. Bonus tip: before you check out, see if your order is eligible for other platform or shop vouchers. Apply these vouchers to your purchase to enjoy even bigger savings.

A chance to claim up to 70,000 coins

Secure discounts for your next purchases and win up to 70,000 coins by playing Shopee Quiz. On August 5 and 6, at 7:20 PM, head on over to the Shopee Quiz page at The prize pool will be divided among players who answer all questions correctly during the game.

A shot at winning ₱10,000

Join Shopee’s #ShopeeMegaLook Raffle for a chance to be one of the five lucky winners of ₱10,000. To participate, simply update your Facebook profile picture with the #ShopeeMegaLook Facebook Frame, which you can get at Next, take a screenshot. Until August 8, submit your entry through the Google Form at Winners will be announced on August 18.

Exclusive ShopeePay deals

Top up your ShopeePay wallet through your debit card, online banking, or over-the-counter payment partners. Get up to 50% cashback when you pay your electricity, water, and internet bills with ShopeePay. Enjoy ShopeePay ₱1 Deals from Puregold, Seaoil, Potato Corner, and more; 10% off on mobile load; and flash deals on load and data for as low as 1. 

Want more ShopeePay credits? To win up to  ₱5,000 worth of ShopeePay credits, join the #BudolFinds challenge on Tiktok from July 26 to August 8. Just buy products from the Fashion, Food & Beverages, Electronics, Beauty/Personal Care, and Home categories on Shopee. Shoot a creative 30-second review and include the hashtag #BudolFinds in the caption. For more details about the #BudolFinds challenge, visit

To discover more about flash deals, visit  

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

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.

Mapúa’s Biological Engineering program adds to stronger RP medical workforce

Mapúa’s Biological Engineering program adds to stronger RP medical workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged all sectors to respond to the dire cries of the public, and the academe is no exception.

As a result, it has embraced a critical role in strengthening health and medical programs in hopes of significantly increasing the number of competent health professionals.

As a leading Philippine educational institution, Mapúa University sees its engineering education, particularly its Biological Engineering course, as an enabler to an independent and resilient Philippine health and medical sector.

Through its Biological Engineering program, the university helps address the need for a strong medical and engineering workforce to design new biological products, processes, and equipment which in turn supports the production of existing pharmaceuticals and biologicals, including vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, and recombinant proteins.

What are bio-engineers and what is their relevance?
Biological engineers study biological processes and integrate them with different areas of engineering to develop solutions used in bioelectronics, bioprocesses, medicine, agriculture, data science, chemical biology, and molecular biology.

In healthcare, bio-engineers collaborate with medical professionals and researchers to improve existing healthcare systems and tools. They create new technologies that address clinical problems and improve patient care.

In other fields like agriculture, bio-engineers create sustainable solutions that conserve soil, water, and other natural resources. These roles demonstrate the profession’s relevance and impact as a 21st-century career that saves the lives of people and the planet.

Biological engineering is a growing profession, as health and technology converge to revolutionize healthcare. The employment rate of bio-engineers will increase in the field of designing medical equipment, molecular biology tools, and biological processes for the large-scale production of biologicals.

Mapúa’s topnotch engineering, pre-medicine degree program
Launched ahead of other schools in the Philippines in 2008, Mapúa University’s Biological Engineering undergraduate degree is accredited by ABET’s Engineering Accreditation Commission thus adopting quality standards to produce graduates for the global workforce.

The program combines Mapúa’s cutting-edge engineering education with life sciences so graduates are proficient in creating policies, strategies, and breakthroughs in engineering and medicine. 

Likewise, heightened focus on research, development, and innovation (RDI) enables students to conduct advanced researches in biomaterials, bioelectronics, molecular biology, biotechnology, bioprocess engineering, biochemistry, bioinformatics, environmental bioremediation, and molecular medicine.

The Biological Engineering program’s diverse discipline makes it a very competitive pre-medical degree for senior high school graduates who want to pursue higher education in the future.

To encourage more top-level graduates, Mapúa expanded the program to include a double-degree, and a joint biological engineering program. These are the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Biological Engineering (MEBE), and a joint program in Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering and Master of Science in Biological Engineering (BMBE).

The double-degree program allows students to complete two undergraduate degrees simultaneously in less time compared with taking them separately. It allows qualified students to earn both bachelor’s and master’s degrees with just one year added to the normal duration of a bachelor’s degree program.

To date, Mapúa University has a total of 119 future bio-engineers. Around 10 of its graduates have pursued medicine and are studying in prestigious universities in the country.

Applications for Academic Year 2021-2022 are still ongoing. Apply online at

For more information about Mapúa University and your preferred programs, visit

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 and Viber comm:  Viber admin: thesmstore.hiallie.comCall #143SM (#14376) and talk to a personal shopper to enjoy a more personalized shopping experience. 

Visit 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:

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