Organique: Strong Immunity Complements DOH’s Bida Solusyon

October 5th, 2020

Founded on its mission to inspire a deeper level of care for everyone in the community during this pandemic, especially the immuno-compromised, Organique joins the Department of Health’s (DOH) Bida Solusyon Campaign that calls on the public to comply with health protocols in order to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. The launch event took place via Zoom and was hosted by celebrity wellness advocate Regine Tolentino.

Organique’s premium health products have been founded on the vision that a strong immune system can make the people susceptible to illnesses and other medical conditions. Boosting one’s health becomes more than self-empowerment, and can also become a means to extend that protection to family, friends, and even the community. A healthy physiological system makes for a formidable complement with the DOH BIDA practices such as the wearing of face masks and face shields in public spaces, regular and proper handwashing, and social distancing by at least one meter. 

“This well-rounded approach to health is essential, now more than ever, as we face a threat with no known cure yet,” said Cathy Salimbangon, CEO and President of Organique, Inc. during the partnership launch last Sept. 29. As numerous medical experts including the World Health Organization (WHO) have iterated, maintaining a healthy immune system is one of the best defenses against COVID-19, since it acts as a barrier against disease. While there are currently no COVID-19  medications that can completely eliminate the virus, there are steps that one can take to ensure one’s physiological and immunological defenses are as strong as possible. 

Echoing Salimbangon’s statements, Integrative Medicine Specialist and Wellness Expert Dr. Sonny Villoria shared, “As a medical practitioner, I know the importance of boosting your immune system. So health supplements like Organique can help provide some form of internal protection, while BIDA can provide external protection. By practicing minimum health standards, we are doing something for ourselves.”

The success of the campaign relies a great deal on the collaboration between the private and public sectors. Dr. Beverly Ho, Director IV of Health Promotion and Communication Service of the DOH’s Public Health Services Team, explained, “We welcome Organique’s energy to make BIDA’s message live and breathe in every Filipino. We shouldn’t be fearful about COVID because the solutions are within us. However, we recognize that some countrymen need more, and so we have our partners to help spread our message. We need to go beyond communication and advertisements to reach different communities.”

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Organique: Strong Immunity Complements DOH’s Bida Solusyon

During the launch, Organique pledged to help build consumer confidence through the mass implementation of the BIDA Solusyon campaign’s objectives. “Not only will we be applying the BIDA guidelines in our own lives. We will also be sharing the pillars of the BIDA campaign in our various platforms online and in person, so that our teams, their families, and the people they may come in contact with, will learn about these simple but important practices against COVID-19,” Salimbangon elaborated.

In addition, Organique Inc.  ImmunoCare Kits will be distributed to the vulnerable sectors of the community. They contain the brand’s immunity-boosting Acai Premium Blend, bottles of alcohol, masks, face shields, and BIDA posters and flyers. 

Salimbangon also shared how their company is coping in the new normal. She said, “As a brand, we are in a position to do more to curb the spread of COVID. Thanks to the BIDA guidelines, our teams were able to adapt and demonstrate resilience that puts the safety of our team and customers first.” 

Meanwhile, Communications Technical Advisor to DOH Amor Maclang emphasized the important role that each individual plays as the economy begins its road to recovery. “BIDA Solusyon encourages all of us to be the hero—the ‘BIDA’ of this pandemic. We are all realizing that in order to beat the virus, we need to learn how to live with it. Transmission is inevitable, but we have some of the lowest fatality rates in the world. This happened because all of us in civil society work together and are integrated into our actions through the BIDA campaign.”

Similarly, television host and wellness advocate Cory Quirino reiterated the significance of accountability in encouraging bravery. “When we talk about flattening the curve, we also need to flatten the fear. BIDA is a timely reminder that the hero is in all of us.”

The DOH’s BIDA Solusyon campaign is supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development through the Breakthrough Action Program, which has advocated the implementation of a variety of social and behavior change communications in different developing countries to push enhanced and tailor-fit public health education.

Salimbangon concluded, “We’re proud to be partnering with a government agency that helps in curbing this pandemic. It’s truly a challenging year, but it never ceases to amaze me what the human spirit can do.

‘Complete Your Home’ with these 10 Essential Household Necessities

September 20th, 2020

People have been confined to their homes for months because of the pandemic and now, more than ever, they have more time to pay attention to themselves discovering new talents, starting new hobbies, and finding ways to improve their homes.

Some focused on getting more pots for plants and gardening tools, trying out new recipes, baking sushi and selling them online, getting organizers, appliances, and even furniture for that the long overdue home upgrade. Everyone seems to keep themselves busy and find time to enjoy and make most of their stay at home. SM Hypermarket shares some tips on how staying home and spending more time with family can be made more worthwhile with things that can make for a complete home.

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1. A degreaser for all your post “Kitchen Explorations”

Now that you’re a lot busier in the kitchen, there will always be more pots, plates, and containers to clean. What a drag right? Wrong! Everyone knows that Joy is the most effective in taking out stubborn grease. It’s antibacterial too so your plates come out squeaky clean and virus-free. They also come with 15x bonus SMAC points too so feel free to continue honing your cooking skills.

2. Dinner Time in No-Time

You’re in a work-from-home arrangement but you still don’t have enough time to prepare lunch for your homeschooling kids. Running the home is no easy task and if you have all these rad new hobbies, juggling everything is not that simple. But then, you can always go for ready-to-cook food like Purefood’s Chicken Breast Nuggets that’ll cook in minutes. These breaded babies are made from the leanest part of the chicken making every bite fuller. All that’s left is to dunk them in your favorite dips or dust them up with flavoring. Better get as many as you can especially when you can earn extra 25x SMAC points.

3. Cream Everything! 

By now, you’ve probably ran out of recipes to cook. It’s been months now and your arsenal of dishes might be running low. The hack is actually as they said in the commercial. Make it creamier with Nestle All Purpose Cream. Making pasta? Make it creamy! Cooking adobo? Make it creamy! Making dessert? Make it creamy! Almost everything can be made creamy so stock up on all-purpose cream especially now when you get 5 times more SMAC points when you do. 

4. Don’t say it, Spray it! 

At this point, nothing is crystal clear and there’s really no use debating about it. With no signs of the virus leaving anytime soon, it’s best to just leave no surface unsanitized and blast the house constantly with the most effective virus killer. Lysol disinfectant aerosol has proven to be effective in eliminating COVID-19 making it a definite must-have for your Complete Home. Choose from a variety of scents and rest easy knowing that you and your family are safe. 

5. The thicker the better!

It pays to be praning! The enemy is invisible and it could be anywhere which is why frequent cleaning is a must. Thank goodness there’s Domex Thick; the concentrate cleaner that kills corona virus in just 60 seconds. And because it’s concentrated in a very thick state, you’re actually getting a lot more than you thought. Dilute it and completely clean all surfaces so you and the family can rest easy.  

6. Upgrading your favorite entertainment

In today’s new normal, we bet you find yourself in front of the TV longer than ever before. Sure, you’ve managed to watch your favorite shows but you know that it can get better right? SM Hypermarket slashes a whopping P6,000 off Hanabishi 40-inch LED TVs to make sure you catch every detail of your favorite series. If that doesn’t convince you to upgrade, we don’t know what will. 

7. Cheesy Peasy

Everything tastes better with cheese! Burgers taste dull, samgyupsal seems incomplete, you can’t bake mussels without cheese, and spaghetti is much more tempting when topped with a mountain of cheese. With all the cheesy possibilities, you should always have some cheese at home. Stock up on Eden cheese right now while it’s buy 1 take 1 at select SM Hypermarket Complete Home. 

8. A multi-functional resting device

If there’s one thing you should’ve learned during the lockdown, that’s how important having a sofabed is. It’s not just for guests but it’s a versatile piece of furniture that let’s you lounge in your home however you want. You can sit, slouch, or lay down. Use it while watching, reading, working, or sleeping. And if this isn’t a sign enough, Uratex Neo Sofabeds are on sale giving you a discount of almost P900! 

9. Load, hang, repeat!

Gone are the days when doing the laundry means spending the whole day sorting, scrubbing, and squeezing. It’s time to reap the fruits of technology and get a fully automatic washing machine from Hanabishi. All you have to do is load your clothes, put in soap, and in a few minutes, you’re ready to hang. Get one now and save P1,500 at SM Hypermarket. 

10. Joining the lunchwagon

Have you noticed that more and more people have started to bring their own lunches at work? If you’re planning to join the band, better get your own Biokips lunchbag that not only comes with all the containers you need, it’s insulated, too, making sure your food stays hot longer. Get one now and save up to 50% only at SM Hypermarket Complete Home.  

SM Hypermarket Complete Home puts in the spotlight the things every shopper needs to have a complete home like best-selling groceries, ingredients, homeware, cookware, furniture, kitchen gizmos, appliances, and even easy recipes and tips from today’s top chefs. What’s more, shoppers get to enjoy tons of promos, discounts and freebies for buying their favorite things! Shoppers get instant prizes when they buy P500 worth of Complete Home items at the store. Shopping online has its perks too! SM Hypermarket slashes P50 off delivery when customers spend P1,000 worth of Complete Home items at 

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At the end of the day, the goal is to turn the house into a place that’s conducive to working, playing, and resting and SM Hypermarket’s Complete Home is your perfect partner in turning your dwelling into something you can really say is complete. 

Chicken-In-a-Bun: Max’s Classic Gets Reinvented

March 8th, 2020

Since 1945, the Filipino palate has considered the iconic taste of Max’s Fried Chicken as a classic. Whatever other fried chicken brands come up with, the Max’s Chicken recipe will always have that special place on the Pinoy taste profile only a Max’s can fill.

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Cherry Blossoms Come to Starbucks Philippines!

February 25th, 2020

Spring arrives in Japan this February! Characterized by cool breeze, faded pink flowers, and new beginnings, the rare sight of Sakura trees coming in full bloom lifts blissful spirits, signifying a unique sense of renewal and optimism.

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Easier Cashless Payments at 7-Eleven with GCash Scan-To-Pay via Barcode

February 22nd, 2020

Are you a GCash user and have you recently tried paying using the GCash Bar Code at 7-Eleven? If you haven’t, then read on and discover an easier and more convenient cashless payment system at 7-eleven convenience stores using the GCash bar code.

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New Year, New Offers from Teriyaki Boy & Sizzlin’ Steak!

January 30th, 2020

The new year starts awesome for foodies care of Teriyaki Boy and Sizzlin’ Steak as they kickoff 2020 with a better and more exciting Japanese and steak offers!

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GoodGood Milk Tea to Open Banawe Branch

January 8th, 2020

All of us want to start the year right – living a healthy lifestyle. Good thing my first milk tea for 2020 is a good one! Made with freshly brewed tea that’s good for your body. GoodGood Philippines opens first store in June 2019 and in less than six months they already have five branches, the newest will be celebrating its grand opening on January 9, 2020.


GoodGood Philippines

GoodGood Milk Tea

A true milk tea sensation from Ximending, Taipei, GoodGoodPH, offers a variety of blends that’s sure to alert every milk tea fanatic’s radar. True to its name, this trendy milk tea shop has been sharing its goodness around the Metro since its opening last June 2019.

And this coming January 9, 2020, GoodGood Philippines Banawe is celebrating their Grand Opening by treating the 1st 100 customers on that day with a free gift – an imported high-quality glass tumbler! Come and visit for more treats and surprises!

GoodGood Double B milk tea

GoodGood Double B milk tea

With their enticing array of drinks, from classic milk teas to their best-selling flavors like their Double B, Triple B with Cream or Black Rose Milk Tea, these hit drinks are made with high quality fresh cow’s milk and brown sugar.

Indulge in their cream cheese series that will have you craving for their Mango, Dragon Fruit, and Chocolate flavors for that right hint of creamy goodness. Starting the year right with healthier, and equally refreshing drinks? GoodGoodPH has got you covered! Check out their teas and smoothies made with fresh fruits.

GoodGood Banawe

GoodGood Banawe

Bring a smile to your face as you enjoy Green Grin’s medley of kiwi and coconut bits. Rev up your Instagram feed with the colorful Tropical Paradise and Strawberry Blonde smoothies that are sure to catch the eyes and hearts of all your friends on social media. Complete your day with their Sunset Tea that has refreshing and yummy orange pulp.

Treat yourself with a bit of extra on your favorite drink with their add-ons like healthy chia seeds, grass jelly, egg pudding, or even their own bubbles (bobas) that are imported from Taiwan. You can also customize the level of sweetness and temperature to enjoy your perfect kind of blend.

GoodGoodPH’s newest tea shop can be ound at 949 Banawe, Quezon City. Its cozy interior and ambiance is sure to make you feel welcome and at home. Battery running out? GoodGoodPH is a “sip and charge” station with power banks and electrical outlets that you can borrow for your devices. Just present a valid ID to borrow a unit.

GoodGoodPH is located at 949 Banawe, Quezon City. The shop is open from Monday to Sunday, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. You can also order from FoodPanda, GrabFood, or Booky on your phone; look for the GoodGoodPH logo to order and your drink will be delivered to you. GoodGoodPH is also found in the following locations: Scout Tobias (Quezon City), Corinthian Executive Regency (Ortigas), Caltex Pioneer-Shaw and Sta. Maria (Bulacan).

GoodGood Philippines Milk Tea

GoodGood Philippines Milk Tea

Whether you’re a milk tea or fruit juice lover, there’s always a GoodGood cup of drink for you. See you at the Grand Opening of GoodGood Philippines Banawe! Share your GoodGood milk tea experience on the comment section, we would love to read them!

SM Markets Opens 24/7 Shopping for the Holidays!

December 19th, 2019

Rushing on your holiday shopping and supermarket? Worry no more as SM Markets opens its doors 24/7 – 24 hours, 7 days a week – for the Christmas season!

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