Posted in Events, Food, Launch, PROMO

Dole’s Sun-Powered Promo Ends with the Biggest Pachinko Game in the World

MANILA, Philippines – Did you catch Dole & Seasons Plantation Pachinko grand raffle draw? Php 1 million for the taking in a draw that’s larger than life! The Plantation Pachinko aired live on the official Dole PH Facebook page last July 27.

For the past 2 months, Dole and Seasons have been bringing #SunshineForAll by giving away daily cash prizes to lucky Filipinos who entered the first-ever sun-powered promo, ‘Araw Araw Base sa Sikat ng Araw.’ 

Winners took home up to Php 40,000 every day, depending on the sunshine level at the Dole plantation in Polomok, South Cotabato. It was a battle for the brightest sun power! However, the excitement didn’t end there: Dole and Seasons gave one lucky winner Php 1 million in the Plantation Pachinko grand draw!

But this Pachinko isn’t like any that you’ve seen before. 

The big finale culminated in what could be the world’s largest Pachinko board, set in Dole’s Pineapple Plantation in Polomolok, South Cotabato. 

The event was hosted by Robi Domingo, Gretchen Fullido, and Karl Jingco. All entries from the first leg of the promo were eligible to win the grand prize. The mechanics were simple – if your unique number matches the winning combination as played and as featured in the giant Dole Pachinko, you win!

Living in these times of uncertainty, Dole is armed with the purpose of brightening the Filipino people’s lives with exciting and innovative promos that have never been done before – a first in the Philippines! All while reminding Filipinos that health is ultimately wealth, with Dole and Seasons’ nutritiously delicious products made from naturally-grown fresh fruits, nourished by the sun.

“We are truly grateful to all our ‘iDoles’ who participated in this promo. It is through your support that we are able to truly spread Sunshine For All.  Just like how the power of the sun nourishes Dole’s pineapples, you made all these happen — you all are our sunshine who made this achievement sweeter!” said Je Diana, Dole’s Corporate Communications Officer.

The winning entry of the Plantation Pachinko roll was lucky number, 3335922. 

​​”As part of our fulfillment of our Dole promises, we are committed to creating shared value to all our stakeholders through access to nutrition. We will continue to work hard to spread Sunshine For All by making nutritious products available to different walks of life. We are driven by our purpose — to make this world a better place for the next generation one step at a time,” added Diana.

Missed the live Pachinko? You can still watch them roll the giant ball on the official Dole PH Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Doleph

This promo was created by Dole in collaboration with leading ideas agency, GIGIL.

Posted in How Tos, Mommy Hacks, Parenting, Reviews, Valid IDs

How to Get the New and Improved Philippine Postal ID

Are you like me who doesn’t have any valid IDs or proof of identity except my birth certificate? Fret no more because there’s one you can get easy and fast!

My valid IDs expired last 2020 and Andrei’s IDs expired earlier this year so we’re now having a hard time doing transactions because offices and banks always ask for it for security reasons. We have an important transaction and we needed an ID right away.

So if you’re wondering what ID you can get that won’t ask you for another valid ID (lol to this!), I can recommend you getting a postal ID because it’s the easiest (and fastest) to get.

Photo from PhlPost-Postal ID’s Official Facebook Page

The day before we went at the post office, I prepared our documents. Since it was Andrei’s first time to apply for a Postal ID, the documents he brought were:
• 2 copies of the application form
• NSO birth certificate (original & photocopy)
• credit card billing statement

That’s it! As for me, I renewed my Postal ID so I only brought:
• my expired digitized Postal ID and
• 2 copies of the application form

We arrived at Marikina Post Office around 11:30 am. There were 5 people ahead of us. We paid P650 for our IDs (rush) then our photo and biometrics were recorded. We were told to come back after a week to claim our Postal IDs. If you’re not in a hurry, you can apply for the regular one which will cost you P504 and it will delivered to you in 15-30 days (depends where you live).

It was also easy to claim the IDs, we just presented our claim stub on the day we were told to come back and we got our Postal IDs in less than 5 minutes.

BTW, you can apply at any Post Office nationwide. My address is in Makati but I applied in Marikina.

I think I can put my new postal ID more into use because so many government offices and banks are accepting it now as a valid ID.

Photo from PhlPost-Postal ID’s Official Facebook Page

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can get a Postal ID:
1. Bring 2 copies of your duly-accomplished Postal ID application form. You can download it here. There’s also forms available at the Post Office if you don’t have an option to print it out. Don’t forget to bring a pen.

2. Bring your proof of identity. Submit any 1 of the following:
    • Birth Certificate issued by NSO or Local Civil Registry
    • GSIS or SSS UMID card
    • valid Driver’s License
    • valid Passport
    • IF you don’t have any of the documents/IDs listed above ⬆️, you may bring any 2 of the following documents (at least 1 should have the applicant’s photo and signature):
    •BIR ID •Baptismal Certificate •Certificate of Birth •College or Post-Graduate Transcript of Records •Confirmation Certificate •Elementary or High School Form 137 •Marriage Certificate •Valid Alumni ID •Valid Basic Postal ID •Valid College, School or University ID •Valid Company ID •Valid Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) ID •Valid NBI Clearance •Valid OWWA ID •Valid Pag-Ibig ID •Valid PhilHealth ID •Valid PRC ID •Valid Paper-based Postal ID •Valid Police Clearance •Valid Seaman’s Book •Valid Senior Citizen ID •Valid Tax Identification Number Card •Valid Voter’s ID

3. Bring your Proof of Address. Submit any 1 of the following:
     • Barangay Certificate of Residency issued within three (3 months) prior to PID application
     • Certified True Copy of Lease
     • Certified True Copy of Titles issued by the Land Registration Authority (LRA)
     • Certified True Copy of Real Estate Tax Receipt
     • Bank Statement
     • Credit Card Statement
     • School Billing Statement
     • Utility Bill (cable, electric, internet, landline, telephone, water)

For Foreign residents, click here to check out additional requirements.

There you go! For questions/inquiries you may visit http://www.postalidph.com/faqs.html or their official Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PostalIDPH/

P.S. BEWARE OF FIXERS! I also didn’t put any photos of our claim stub / Postal IDs for security purposes.

Posted in Launch, Online Shopping, PROMO

SM Markets Now Available Thru GrabMart

The pandemic made it hard for us to do errands anytime we want. That’s why I relied on GrabMart whenever we’re missing a few items in our pantry. I’m the type of praning mom who panics whenever our stock is low. It’s because I don’t want my kids to go hungry! Haha!

We do our grocery run every week and whenever we go grocery shopping and run errands, we go to the nearest SM Mall because it houses everything that we need from groceries to appliances. Their tagline “We’ve got it all for you!” really fits them.

Now, I’m very happy that our go-to supermarket- SM Markets is now available thru GrabMart! Since I’m so excited and curious to try it out, I immediately tried to order last Friday (July 9, 2021) and I got my orders within an hour. That was fast! It’s very convenient and hassle-free.

You can now place your orders from select SM Markets, including SM Supermarket, Hypermarket, and Savemore through the Grab app and receive the items at home within an hour. SM Markets to GrabMart will encourage more people to adopt online shopping. This lessens our chances of catching the virus, so YES! Why not consider the convenience of online grocery shopping?

Shoppers can use GrabMart to order fresh and frozen produce, groceries, home care products, personal care essentials and more in SM stores. They’ve got it all for you on GrabMart!

GrabMart x SM Markets service is now available for shoppers in Metro Manila and Cebu. Ready to place your order? Download the Grab app now thru App/Play Store.

As a welcome treat for SM Markets customers who will shop via GrabMart, you can have your orders delivered for free with a minimum order of P1,200 just by using the promo code SMFREEDEL. For those with a minimum order of P2,500, you can get P300 off your order by using the promo code SM300. 

Use SMFREEDEL and SM300 promo code to save more on your orders.

Try it now and have your groceries safely delivered right at your doorstep.

For more info and updates, follow Grab Philippines and SM Markets on Facebook.

Posted in Food, PROMO, Support Local

Lucky Pinoys Win Up to Php 40,000 Daily in Dole’s Sun-Powered Promo

MANILA, PhilippinesDole and Seasons kicked off their ‘Cash Prizes Araw-Araw Base sa Sikat ng Araw’ promo last May 25, and many daily winners are already enjoying their prizes!

The lucky winner of Php 17,200 is Diana Non, from Taguig City. She chanced upon the promo after being a long-time follower of Dole on Facebook.

“ Napanood ko yung live ni Gretchen & Robi, pinakinggan ko ang mechanics and super na-excite ako talaga. Kaya bumili agad ako ng Dole Pineapple Juice para makasali,” she said.

(“I caught Gretchen & Robi’s livestream, so I listened to the mechanics and it got me really excited. That’s why after watching the live show, I immediately purchased Dole Pineapple Juice to join,” she said.)

Non expressed her gratitude, as the money had been life-changing saying, “Sobrang laking tulong ito sa akin at sa aking pamilya, lalo na sa panahon na ito na mahirap ang hanapbuhay dahil sa pandemya. Sobrang natuwa ako kasi may tindahan ako na kakasimula lang nung January, yung perang napanalunan ko ay dinagdag ko sa puhunan ko.”

(“This is a big help for my me and my family, especially at a time like this with the pandemic making it harder for us to make ends meet. I was really happy since I just opened up a store last January, and I added my winnings to my investment.”)

Diana Non’s winning entry

There is so much uncertainty in these times as the pandemic continues to drastically change the lives of many. Dole is committed to bringing #SunshineForAll, giving everyone the chance to win in this promo.

The odds were in favor of Ryan Jay Olpot, who took home Php 12,800. Unfortunately, Olpot is one of the millions of Filipinos who had lost their jobs to COVID-19.

“Sumali ako since nawalan ako ng work. At syempre matagal na akong bumibili ng Dole Pineapple Juice dahil bukod sa mas mura ay unsweetened siya which is healthier. Malaki ang naitulong sa amin since need ko talaga ng pambayad ng mga bills. Nakabili ako ng pagkain at mga gamot,” he shared.

(“I joined because I was out of work. And of course, I’ve been a long-time drinker of Dole Pineapple Juice, as it’s not only cheap but it’s also unsweetened which makes it healthier. The prize money was a big help for us, since we still need to pay bills even after I lost my job. I was also able to buy food and medicine,” he shared.)

Ryan Jay Olpot took home P12,800 with Dole & Season’s ‘Cash Prizes Araw-Araw Base sa Sikat ng Araw’ promo

Olpot now encourages others to join saying, “Guys sumali na kayo, dahil napakadali lang sumali at bukod sa magiging healthy sila sa mga products ng Dole ay may chance pang manalo!”

(“Guys, join now since it’s so easy to enter. Not only will you become healthier with Dole’s products, but you also have the chance to win in the promo!”)

How To Enter:

Join now…the promo ends on July 23, 2021!

By simply buying any of the participating Dole and Seasons products, you can win up to Php 40,000, as long as the sun shines its brightest at the Dole Pineapple Plantation in Polomolok, South Cotabato. But whether you win or lose, all entries are qualified for the Php 1 Million Grand Dole and Season’s ‘Plantation Pachinko’–the biggest Pachinko in the world! This is definitely something that you wouldn’t want to miss this July 27.

To enter the draw, be sure to register first through Dole’s Facebook Messenger on http://www.facebook.com/Doleph. Send your complete name, age, complete address, and mobile number. You can make an entry for every purchase of a participating Dole and Seasons product.

It’s so easy to complete your entry! Just follow these steps. https://www.facebook.com/Doleph/posts/4188303597881806

Increase your chances of winning by buying as many Dole and Seasons participating products, and timing the submission of your entries on the day that the sun shines brightest in Polomolok, South Cotabato. (Check the weather there on accuweather.com.)

Participating Dole products are the new Dole Sparkling Juice Drink (Strawberry, Lemon Lime, Cucumber and Passion Fruit), the new All Natural Seasons (Pineapple Banana, Pineapple Coconut, Pineapple Mango and Pineapple Orange Juice) in 1L Tetra Pak, Dole 100 percent Pineapple Juice, Dole Pineapple Orange Juice Drink, and All Natural Seasons Tropical Fruit Cocktail.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/Doleph to learn more about the promo, and to catch the latest updates.

Posted in Events, Health, Launch, Parenting

Sanofi Philippines Partners with Connected Women to Raise Awareness on Family Health

June 30, 2021, Manila, Philippines — Dedicated to protecting the health of Filipinos, Sanofi Philippines has partnered up with Connected Women for a three-part online forum series to raise awareness on family health and lifestyle diseases. As Connected Women’s official healthcare partner, Sanofi is providing education materials and training to women, to empower them on the healthcare decisions.

The partnership was officially launched on June 30, along with the first installment of the forum series. The event, entitled FAMHEALTHY with Connected Women Online Health Forum discussed kidney health and overall family health.

Sanofi Philippines together with Connected Women for FAMHEALTHY

Sanofi’s Panata is to help Filipinos live healthier, and through this partnership, we are able to reach out to more women, who play the biggest role in family health. We want to empower these women, not just in their careers, but in health as well, and we hope to educate them on how they can better protect their families,” shared Dr. Amal Makkhloufi, Country Lead and General Manager for General Medicines for Sanofi.

“Women have so many responsibilities, and we often have a bad habit of taking care of everyone else but ourselves. With this partnership, we aim to highlight how to prioritize our own health, and to continue to spread the word about common health issues. So we are very excited to be working with an expert in the space of health, with passion in helping women,” said Connected Women Co-Founder Gina Romero.

During the discussion, Dr. Lynn Gomez, past President of the Philippine Society of Nephrology, talked about the basics of kidney health and how to prevent kidney diseases. “If you are able to detect kidney diseases early, then we can treat it. It’s preventable, and like we always say, ‘Everything in moderation’”.

Dr. Lynn Gomez talks about the basics of Kidney Health and how to prevent Kidney diseases.

The next two installments of the forum series will be held in the upcoming months, and will tackle discussions on other relevant lifestyle diseases.


About Sanofi Philippines
Committed to helping Filipino families in building a healthier Philippines, Sanofi is a multinational healthcare company that promotes a holistic approach to patient care. With top of the line products innovated to provide the best for patients, and health programs that empower and educate, Sanofi continues to be the thought leader in managing lifestyle diseases and improving access to medicine.

About Connected Women
Connected Women helps women reach their goals by enabling their access to connectivity, technology, training, and job opportunities. They aim to increase household incomes and create livelihood opportunities for Filipino women in both urban and remote areas through entrepreneurship, freelancing, and remote work.

Posted in Finance

SIX STEPS TO PROTECT CLIENTS FROM DEBIT/CREDIT CARD SCAMS

SCAMS are becoming increasingly “authentic” and “sophisticated”. But there are ways to spot and outsmart them.

BDO Unibank enumerates six useful tips to keep the clients safe when making transactions using their debit and credit cards:

  1. Never share your One-Time PIN (OTP), card/account/reference number, or three-digit CVV with anyone, even if the person calling tells you he or she is from the bank. Real bank representatives will never ask for any of these confidential information.
  2. Do not verify your account by clicking on a link sent via email or SMS. These links will redirect you to a website that imitates the bank’s official website. These fake websites are used to steal your information.
    BDO, for its part, will only send links to share information such as card promotions. When clients encounter suspicious emails, BDO’s advice is to send them to ReportPhish@bdo.com.ph.
  3. Only transact using BDO Digital Banking app or BDO Pay. If a client uses the web browser, just type online.bdo.com.ph on the address bar to access the BDO Digital Banking account. Remember that BDO will never ask clients to log in to their Digital Banking account through a link.
  4. If BDO monitors a suspicious transaction, the bank sends a transaction alert notification to its cardholder’s registered mobile number. Using its legitimate sender ID — BDO-Alert, the bank will provide the amount charged to the cardholder’s debit or credit card, and the merchant where the item was purchased. The cardholder will then be asked to verify the transaction via SMS.
    If the cardholder did not make the transaction, they are advised to call BDO Customer Contact Center Hotline at (02) 8631-8000 or message BDO Customer Care with a blue verified checkmark on Facebook Messenger.
  5. Before traveling abroad, BDO reminds clients to check their available credit card limit and inform the bank how long they will be away prior to their trip. Doing so will allow the bank to take note of their overseas transactions. However, for added protection, the bank may still send SMS alerts or make calls to verify purchases.
  6. Cardholders have the option to lock and unlock their debit and credit cards using BDO Digital Banking to manage their transactions. This function comes in handy if they misplace their cards. When suspicious transactions are detected however, the bank will temporarily lock a client’s card.
Be smarter than a scammer with #BDOAntiScam

To reactivate a locked card, clients may use either of these options: via BDO’s official website (click on “Cards,” “Credit Cards,” “Card Services,” then “Activation”) or through BDO Digital Banking mobile app (click on “More,” “Security Management,” then slide toggle button on card to be unlocked; wait for OTP and enter it to confirm). Cardholders can also text UB YES to 225678 or call the hotline at (02) 8702 6888.

BDO continues to advise its cardholders to always be vigilant and protect their sensitive information to avoid falling victim to fraudulent acts.


About BDO Unibank, Inc.
BDO is a full-service universal bank that provides a wide range of corporate and retail banking services. These services include traditional loan and deposit products, as well as treasury, trust banking, investment banking, private banking, rural banking, cash management, leasing and finance, remittance, insurance, retail cash cards, and credit card services.

BDO has the country’s largest distribution network, with over 1,400 consolidated operating branches and more than 4,400 ATMs nationwide. It also has 18 overseas remittance and representative offices (including full-service branches in Hong Kong and Singapore) in Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East.

BDO ranked as the largest bank in terms of total assets, loans, deposits, and trust funds under management based on published statements of condition as of December 31, 2020. For more information, please visit http://www.bdo.com.ph.

BDO Unibank, Inc.
BDO Corporate Center
7899 Makati Avenue
Makati City 0726, Philippines
Tel +63(2) 8840-7000
http://www.bdo.com.ph

Posted in Events, Home & Living, Launch

Tide to Design First Laundry Detergent for Space,To Begin Stain Removal Testing on International Space Station in 2022

The Procter & Gamble laundry brand partners with NASA in a Space Act Agreement to explore how to efficiently clean astronauts’ clothing in resource-constrained environments, including the Artemis Moon missions and future Mars missions.

Graphic: Business Wire

Tide® has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA to help in the development of laundry detergent solutions and technology development in space. Under the agreement, NASA may test and study Tide cleaning solutions in space. The study could have potential on-planet implications like innovative solutions for resource and environmental challenges on Earth. Aligning with Tide’s decade-long sustainability commitment, Ambition 2030, Tide will strive to bring off-planet learnings back to everyday consumer products.

Currently, astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) wear clothing several times before replacing with a new set. Clothing is delivered to the station through resupply shipment opportunities. The limited cargo capacity makes the practice of replenishing the clothing supply challenging for deep space missions, such as Artemis Moon missions and a crewed roundtrip Mars mission. Without a laundry solution, 160 pounds of clothing per crew member per year are launched to the ISS. Human roundtrip missions to Mars could be two to three years in length.

Major challenges for off-Earth laundering include ingredient safety and compatibility with NASA life support systems, and the limited amount of water available per wash load and the requirement that the wash water be purified back to drinking-quality water. To combat these challenges, Tide has developed a fully degradable detergent, specifically designed for use in space to solve malodor, cleanliness and stain removal problems for washable items used during deep space missions, while being suitable for use in a close-loop water system.

Onboard a 2022 cargo launch to the space station, “Mission PGTide” (P&G Telescience Investigation of Detergent Experiments), teams will test the stability of cleaning ingredients under microgravity conditions and exposure to the radiation levels experienced in space in partnership with the ISS U.S. National Laboratory and SEOPS. In addition, the stain removal ingredients and performance will be tested onboard the ISS through experiments with Tide To Go Wipes and Tide To Go Pens.

“The ISS National Lab is excited to work with the P&G team once again as they push the limits of their research and development onboard the orbiting laboratory,” said Dr. Michael Roberts, Acting Chief Scientist for the ISS National Lab. “Through private-sector utilization of the space station, companies like P&G can conduct investigations in ways not possible on Earth to develop new consumer products, enhance existing products, and better understand processes that further business models both on the ground and in low Earth orbit. We look forward to this first investigation of Tide in Space and hope that many more will soon follow.”

In addition to testing onboard the ISS National Lab, NASA and Tide researchers may study how an innovative combined washing and drying unit utilizing the special-formulated detergent could potentially be integrated into planetary habitats that may be used for the Artemis Moon and Mars missions under low-gravity surface conditions. There are also a unique set of challenges that present themselves for a crewed Mars mission. Future missions to and from Mars expect to span multiple years, and these long-duration flights will require laundry solutions designed for extreme space-based environments and varying gravity conditions.

“This partnership was created to rethink cleaning solutions – forcing us to rethink innovations for resource-constrained and challenging environments like the ISS, deep space and even the future of our home planet,” said Aga Orlik, Senior Vice President, P&G North America Fabric Care. “We are eager to apply our learnings from our partnerships with NASA and the ISS National Lab to Tide on Earth, developing a low-resource-use laundry solution for everyday use while meeting consumer demand for more sustainable products.”

Tide’s Stain Removal Testing on International Space Station starts in 2022

The news of Tide’s space exploration to innovate low-impact laundry solutions comes on the heels of Tide’s Ambition 2030 commitments, announced earlier this spring. Included among Tide’s Ambition commitments were actionable goals to find resource efficiencies in energy, water and waste across the laundry lifecycle – from manufacturing and packaging to consumer use phase and end of life – to reduce the environmental impact of a load of laundry while increasing the impact of clean clothes.

“Humanity has reached a pivotal point where on one hand, we’re on the exciting cusp of space colonization, and on the other, facing a critical period where action must be taken now to save the planet we all call home,” said Orlik. “The collaboration with NASA and the ISS National Lab are particularly exciting because it allows us to push the bounds of resource efficiency to its absolute limit, uncovering learnings with practical applications for both the future of laundry in space and here on Earth.”

To check out more information on Tide’s overarching sustainability ambitions, please see here.

Posted in Home & Living, Mommy Hacks, Reviews

5 Dirtiest Spots in Your Home and How To Clean Them

We are spending more time indoors now than ever, and as we retreat to our sanctuary, it is vital to keep our indoor environment clean and hygienic all day long. However, germs have mastered the art of hiding in some areas—and they are usually not the easiest to clean! This includes our hard-to-wash fabrics which are always vulnerable to deep-seated germs and viruses we call Germumus, or germs, bacteria, and pathogens that appear invisible, but are already stealthily living in our hard-to-wash items.

When was the last time you cleaned your couch? Six months ago? Last year? Never? Bring on the power tools! Here are some ways to keep them clean and what you can do in between washes to keep common trouble spots around the house germ-free.

Couches and Sofas: We all love being couch potatoes but lounging on a dirty sofa is a no-no. Did you know that the average sofa has 12 times more bacteria than your toilet seat? As they can easily trap dirt, allergens, and bacteria in their soft fibers, experts recommend having them professionally cleaned every 6 months. At home, you can use a hand vacuum to clean debris and dirt from the sofa’s surface. Be sure not to forget the crevices where dirt can accumulate!

Curtains: Cleaning your curtains might be included in your low-priority tasks but they actually accumulate a lot more grime than meets the eye. Just like the couches, curtains can also trap dust and dirt. Schedule to wash your curtains twice or more a year with cool or lukewarm water and mild detergent.

Bed Sheets: Ideally, you should change your bedsheets and pillowcases at least once a week as they can have a buildup of oils, dirt, and sweat from daily use. Compared to the average toilet seat, a one-week-old bed sheet contains 29,000 more bacteria. To clean, check the care label and wash with the hottest water temperature setting indicated.

Carpets: Dirty carpets not only look bad but they’re also full of pollutants and grime. Experts recommend having them cleaned by a professional at least once a year or every quarter if you have pets or kids. If you can’t schedule a pro, use a sponge or soft-bristle brush and work a cleaning solution into a lather.

Area rugs: Unless your area rug is extremely delicate, cleaning your area rug is something you can easily take on yourself. High-traffic area rugs should be cleaned at least every 3 months to not only extend the life of your rugs but also to make sure dirt is regularly removed. Thoroughly vacuum the rug on both sides or take the smaller rugs outdoors and shake them off as much as you can.

Other Hard-to-Wash Fabrics: Any area of your home with high traffic and surfaces that get touched a lot is basically a germ bank. This includes your bags, shoes, pet bed, and even office chairs! You can clean them by vacuuming to remove loose dirt or running the covers through the washing machine (if possible) using the warmest appropriate water setting.

Regular laundering of fabrics and cleaning soft surfaces with soap and water will go a long way. But if you’re grossed out by all of the germs and bacteria that might be lurking in your home, you’re probably wondering what you can do in between washes to make sure these germ-laden spots are cleaned every day. Unfortunately, you cannot simply shake and pound out deep-seated Germumus. It helps, sure, but it’s definitely not enough.

As told by our experts, bacteria and viruses grow exponentially in these hard-to-wash fabrics and ordinary punas, pagpag, or vacuuming is not enough to remove them. “We come in contact with bacteria and viruses every day and millions of these linger on fabric items such as mattresses, sofas, rugs, and curtains, and the like,” said Prof. Joel C. Cornista, current President of the Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc.. “Dusting or vacuuming every few weeks may be helpful but bacteria and viruses can still grow in these items in between your general cleaning days. Exposure to these bacteria and viruses may lead to infections and trigger allergies, and so it will be wise to degerm these items daily.

Fortunately, you need not worry anymore! The NEW Downy Antibac Fabric Spray is your quick and easy solution for the germumus in your hard-to-wash fabrics. It penetrates deep into fabrics to remove 99.9% of germs and eliminate odors, making our homes germ-free and smelling fresh instantly! Use this on your bed and mattresses, sofas, curtains, and even on your shoes and bags!

Say goodbye to Germumus with the NEW Downy Antibac Fabric Spray.

Using the Downy Antibac Fabric Spray is so easy that anyone at home can do their part in eliminating germumus. Complete your cleaning routine with the Downy Antibac Fabric Spray that gets rid of the dust and bacteria left behind after dusting and vacuuming. Simply turn the spray cap on, position your hard-to-wash fabric 20-30 cm away from the spray, and spray until the fabric is wet. Let it air dry after so you can fully experience the 99.9% Antibac freshness!

Photo Credit: Megan Young

Level up your cleaning game by including the Downy Antibac Fabric Spray to your daily cleaning routine to ensure your home smells fresh and is safe from germumus all day, everyday! Together, #LetUsSprayAndProtect with #DownyAntibacFabricSpray!

Posted in Events, Fair, Launch, SALE

THE WOLF IS BACK! THE WORLD’S BIGGEST BOOK SALE RETURNS TO THE PHILIPPINES!

MANILA, Philippines –There’s no stopping the Big Bad Wolf Books as it swiftly adapts to the new norm and pivots Online by offering three times more selection of books via its NEW e-commerce site @ https://signup-ph.bbwbooks.com/. Starting from June 30th to July 7th, 2021, the Big Bad Wolf Online Book Sale Philippines 2021 will open its virtual doors and showcase 60,000 book titles for books enthusiasts to browse and purchase at amazingly low prices!

Filipinos nationwide will now be able to enjoy an affordable book hunting experience from the safety and comfort of their own homes with just a click of the button. The 8-day Online Book Sale will be offering discounts of up to 99% off the recommended retail price and a host of exciting promotions that are bound to thrill everyone no matter where they live in the Philippines.

In addition to Online Book Sale, Big Bad Wolf Books will also be running an exciting social media contest “The Grand Wolfie Contest” that will commence from 21st June to July 6th, 2021! The contest details and mechanics will be posted on Big Bad Wolf Book’s official Facebook page @ facebook.com/bbwbooksphilippines. Participants will stand a chance to win e-Gift Cards as well as electronic gadgets with the main two prizes of an Apple iPhone 12 and an Apple MacBook Air.

Staying True to its Mission…

“During our first virtual launch in 2020, we were delighted to receive an overwhelmingly positive response from customers who were able to buy a whole lot of books they love without burning a hole in their pocket while also enjoying the convenience of having their purchases delivered safely to their homes,” shares Andrew Yap, Co-Founder of Big Bad Wolf Books. “Although we faced many challenges due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we remain persistent in catering to our fans in the Philippines by offering a bigger selection of our ever-growing inventory of book titles and genres that will be easily accessible nationwide through our e-commerce website.”

“We’ve always been warmly welcomed in the Philippines, and we’re thrilled to be able to come back virtually,” adds Jaqueline Ng, Co-Founder of Big Bad Wolf Books. “The current global situation has led us to commit to creating the best Online Book Sale shopping experience for everyone so that we may continue to pursue our core mission of spreading the joy and inculcate the habit of reading. In the future, once the pandemic dissipates and the world re-opens its borders, we certainly look forward to hosting more physical Book Sale in the Philippines.”

Offering Books for Every Passion…

The Big Bad Wolf Online Book Sale Philippines 2021 has a variety of books with discounted prices up to 99% off recommended retail price for every age and stage, ranging from bestselling novels, science fiction, romance, literature and graphic novels to business books, self-help, architecture books, cookbooks and much more. In addition, the Book Sale also offers a wide selection of children’s books, including picture books, activity books, colouring books, and interactive books, to name a few.

The Online Experience…

After a simple registration process where users will have to create an account [email address & password] on the Big Bad Wolf Online Book Sale Philippines 2021 website @ https://signup-ph.bbwbooks.com/, they can easily browse for books by genre or search by keyword(s), title, author, or ISBN number. Book enthusiasts can instantly add their favourite selections to either the wish list or shopping cart and check out by paying via several payment options, no matter what time of day it is. Users can also browse for recommendations that include book titles or categories based on their interests.

Big Bad Wolf Online Book Sale. Over 60,000 book titles of up to 99% discount happening on June 30-July 7, 2021

Fans of Big Bad Wolf Books may anticipate the following promotions:

1. PHP 10 Book Deals: For a minimum purchase of PHP 1,800, buy an additional book for only PHP 10 from a selection of featured book titles.

2. 5% Off Discount Coupon: For a minimum purchase of PHP 1,200, apply coupon code “BBWPH5%” upon checkout to get 5% off the total purchase.

3. 10% Off Discount Coupon: For a minimum purchase of PHP 5,000, apply coupon code “BBWPH10%” upon checkout to get 10% off the total purchase.

4. Little Hippo Books Promotion: Buy any two (2) Little Hippo books or puzzles for PHP 180. [valid only for Little Hippo collection, excluding Disney titles]

5. Goosebumps Books Promotion: Buy any three (3) books from the Goosebumps Books collections for PHP 320. [valid for selected Goosebumps book title collection only]

6. Horrible Histories Books Promotion: Buy any three (3) books from the Horrible Histories Books collection for PHP 320. [valid for selected Horrible Histories book title collection only]

7. Rick Riordan Books Promotion: Buy any three (3) books from the Rick Riordan collection for PHP 460. [pay for two books and get the third book for free, which if of the lower price value]

8. Free Shipping: Get free shipping with a minimum net spend of PHP 2,900 throughout the sale period applicable for deliveries within the Philippines only. [free shipping will be automatically applied during checkout]

NOTE: BIG BAD WOLF BOOKS RESERVES THE RIGHTS TO AMEND THE TERMS & CONDITIONS OR CANCEL PROMOTIONS WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

To help raise awareness on the importance of reading, Big Bad Wolf Books is proud to partner with the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) for the Big Bad Wolf Online Book Sale Philippines 2021 in a joint effort to continue to promote and inculcate a love for reading. Big Bad Wolf Books’ association with IPOPHL will help to underscore the commitment to uphold the value and integrity that is an integral aspect of copyright and intellectual property within the publishing industry. The partnership is also indicative of the recognition of the principles surrounding copyright laws and need to safeguard the authors and content creators.

Dragonpay and eGHL will also be on board as part of the Online Book Sale Payment Gateway to ensure a smooth Online payment process.

For more information about BIG BAD WOLF Books, please visit:

Website: https://bigbadwolfbooks.com/ Facebook: facebook.com/bbwbooksphilippines Instagram: instagram.com/bbwbooksph. Hashtag: #BigBadWolfBooks #TheBiggestOnlineBookSale #BBWPHOnlineSale


About Big Bad Wolf Books

Driven by passion, Andrew Yap and Jacqueline Ng first launched the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale in 2009 as a warehouse sale in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, providing an exciting array of excess books from international distributors. The affordable prices and easy availability of the books proved to be a huge attraction, and in no time, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale turned into a landmark event nationwide.

Offering brand new English books at a discount as high as 75% to 95% off recommended retail price and with the primary aim of encouraging people of all ages to discover the joys of affordable, accessible reading, Big Bad Wolf Book Sale features a wide range of books across all genres, including fiction and non-fiction bestsellers, young adult fiction, as well as an extensive collection of children’s books.

The Book Sale has now successfully extended its footprint to Cambodia, Indonesia, Korea, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates, with no plans to stop in making reading affordable for readers around the world.

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BDO Remit donates Hygiene Kits to POEA Community Pantry

AS COVID-19 continues to adversely impact the lives of millions of Filipinos here and abroad, the efforts to at least mitigate its effects continue.

In celebration of Migrant Worker’s Day, BDO Unibank, through its remittance service brand BDO Remit, recently donated hygiene kits to the community pantry set up by Philippine Overseas Employment Administration’s (POEA).

For love of Overseas Filipinos. BDO Remit donates hygiene kits to the community pantry set up by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration in celebration of the Migrant Worker’s Day.

The kits, consisting of alcohol and face masks, among others, will benefit some 500 people and serve as a valuable health precautionary tool as POEA distributes them to overseas Filipinos coming back home from abroad, especially for those who will travel to areas in the country with still high COVID cases.

Setting up a community pantry is POEA’s own way of celebrating Migrant Worker’s Day this year as the agency was not able to hold its usual program of providing entertainment and giveaways to their clients, which POEA has been doing since 2017 in collaboration with BDO, because of health protocols.

In lieu of its usual activities, POEA decided to organize a simple community pantry this year to uplift the spirit of OFs and give them something they can use to protect themselves from the virus.

This is not the first time BDO Remit distributed health kits to OFs amid the pandemic.

Last year, in coordination with BDO Foundation, BDO Remit turned over hundreds of bags of hygiene kits to the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 and the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange, which were then distributed to OFs who were sent back to the Philippines due to the outbreak of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, BDO Remit’s pre-departure orientation seminar team provided hygiene kits to more than a hundred repatriated seafarers in Iloilo in cooperation with OWWA Region 6 office. In Likewise, while working with OWWA, the Philippine Overseas Labor & Office, and the Philippine General Consulate office, the BDO Remit office distributed face masks to stranded and repatriated overseas Filipinos at the Macau International Airport.

All these form part of BDO Remit’s “Kayang-Kaya, Kabayan” campaign, an embodiment of its commitment to empower overseas Filipinos and make them feel that the Bank is ready to support and assist them wherever they may be. For more information on BDO Remit, visit BDO Kabayan Facebook page—BDO Unibank’s dedicated page for the overseas Filipino market.


About BDO Unibank, Inc.
BDO is a full-service universal bank that provides a wide range of corporate and retail banking services. These services include traditional loan and deposit products, as well as treasury, trust banking, investment banking, private banking, rural banking, cash management, leasing and finance, remittance, insurance, retail cash cards, and credit card services.

BDO has the country’s largest distribution network, with over 1,400 consolidated operating branches and more than 4,400 ATMs nationwide. It also has 18 overseas remittance and representative offices (including full-service branches in Hong Kong and Singapore) in Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East.

BDO ranked as the largest bank in terms of total assets, loans, deposits, and trust funds under management based on published statements of condition as of December 31, 2020. For more information, please visit http://www.bdo.com.ph.

BDO Unibank, Inc.
BDO Corporate Center
7899 Makati Avenue
Makati City 0726, Philippines
Tel +63(2) 8840-7000
http://www.bdo.com.ph