Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Jollibee Honors Pinoy Families at the 4th Jollibee Family Values Awards

The Philippines’ leading fast-food chain, Jollibee, continues to champion the unparalleled kinship and generosity of the Filipino family as it celebrated the achievements of this year’s Jollibee Family Values Awards (JFVA) winners during its Gabi ng Parangal para sa Pamilyang Pilipino held last September 25 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.

The awards night was hosted by Iza Calzado and Mikael Diaz, and was attended by Jollibee’s top executives led by Jollibee global president Ernesto Tanmantiong.

Photo credit: Rochelle Rivera of www.rochellerivera.com
Also, Nikki Gil and Christian Bautista entertained guests by performing some OPM songs.

Eight families coming from different parts of Luzon, and other countries such as Singapore and the United States, were feted by the country’s number one fast-food chain for their advocacies that have made a positive impact in their communities.

Gonzales Family
Macalintal Family
Manalaysay Family
Palacio Family
Serrano Family
Solidum Family
Villa Family
Hailed as this year’s JFVA winners were Mr. Octavio and Mrs. Felicite Jean Gonzales and family of Cubao, Quezon City (support for persons with disabilities); Mr. Harnin Manalaysay and family of Cavite City (education of street kids); Mrs. Rachel Palacio and family of Pandacan, Manila (child and family development trainings); Mr. Nestor and Mrs. Maryann Serrano and family of Taguig (education for out of school youth and juvenile delinquents); Mr. Gilmore and Mrs. Judilyn Solidum and family of Pandacan, Manila (dengue awareness thru publications and storytelling sessions), Mr. Clif and Mrs. Melissa Villa-Wilcox and family of San Jose, California (Project PEARLS program), this year’s recipient of the Jollibee-Coca-Cola Global Pinoy Family of the Year award.

Jollibee also conferred special citations to outstanding families whose advocacies focus on specific fields. Special Citation for Environment (endorsed by Maynilad Water Services, Inc.) – Mr. Eduardo and Mrs. Stela Hagad and family of Singapore; Special Citation for Minority Groups (endorsed by the Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas) - Mr. Alvin and Mrs. Rina Macalintal and family of Victoria, Oriental Mindoro, Special Citation for Persons with Disabilities (endorsed by the National Council on Disability Affairs) - Gonzales family, Special Citation for Children (endorsed by Children’s Hour) - Manalaysay family, and Special Citation for Education (endorsed by National Book Store) - Villa-Wilcox family.

The top six JFVA winners each received a cash prize of P100,000 (tax-free), a trophy designed by renowned brass sculptor and Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) awardee Michael Cacnio, P10,000 worth of Jollibee gift certificates, and a Sony home theater. The awardees of the special citations each received P25,000 cash, a plaque, and P3,000 worth of Jollibee gift certificates.

“The Jollibee Family Values Awards is part of our continued commitment to celebrate and champion the values that unite the Filipino family," said Jollibee Philippines President Joseph Tanbuntiong. "It is very rewarding to meet more and more families who serve as beacons of light, and share their extraordinary stories to other Filipinos."

This year’s JFVA received a record 1,732 entries worldwide, the highest since the campaign started in 2011. From this pool of entries, the top 15 families were shortlisted and deliberated upon by the 2014 JFVA Board of Judges.

The 2014 JFVA Board of Judges was composed of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman (co-chairpersons), Jollibee Group Foundation President Grace Tan Caktiong, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Director Carmelina Velasquez, Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto, Center for Migrant Advocacy Philippines Executive Director Ellene Sana, parenting and relationship consultant Maribel Sison-Dionisio, Coca-Cola Export Corporation’s Director for Public Affairs and Communications Atty. Adel Tamano, ANC host Edric Mendoza, Jollibee Philippines’ Vice President for Marketing Harvey Ong and Assistant Vice President for Human Resources Ruth Angeles.

It was a delight to see everyone gathered for this special event where we celebrated Pinoy family values. I really  hope that even more families will be encouraged to create more meaningful family moments together and touch the lives of those around them.

The 4th Jollibee Family Values Awards was also supported by Coca-Cola Philippines, Cebu Pacific, Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, Sony, Ford Philippines, National Book Store, Maynilad, and Fun Ranch with official media partner, Philippine Star.

Let's celebrate the genuine and irreplaceable joy of togetherness of the Filipino family every single day. Have a great week ahead, lovelies!


Lock&Lock Launches latest Hello Kitty Collection

My daughter is a picky eater that is why I really try my best to keep her finicky little belly well fed by preparing some bento lunchboxes. It can be a challenge for me to wake up really early in the morning to prepare her baon but it's really fun and my daughter loves it too! It's not just about how cute or kawaii it looks, but about making sure that each meal provides proper nutrition.

My daughter loves Hello Kitty and she was asking me if I can buy a Hello Kitty lunch box. Perfect timing though, because Lock&Lock has launched its newest LockLock Hello Kitty Collection of food containers and tumblers in the Philippines. Lunch time is now even more exciting for little girls all over the country because Hello Kitty, the world’s most iconic cat-like character, brings a new, cute experience every meal time.

Cat or not, these Hello Kitty food containers and tumblers are hard to resist!

“Everyone around the world knows who Hello Kitty is and the character has had a strong following for many years. Now, we are integrating this brand into our high-quality food containers so that kids and kids at heart will be able keep their food in reliable containers while spreading joy and happiness characterized by this character,” shared Raphael Chua, President of Lock&Lock Philippines.

The Lock&Lock Hello Kitty Collection offers a wide variety of products that range from bento boxes, air-tight containers, and tumblers.

What I love about the new Hello Kitty Collection from Lock&Lock:
  • 100 % airtight so the products completely lock in moisture, while retaining freshness of the child’s baon. 
  •  Bisphenol A (BPA) and Phthalates free, ensuring that food is kept fresh and safe when being transported and consumed
  • Made of high quality materials, which make it durable and able to resist extreme heat and changes in temperature. 
During the launch of the Lock&Lock Hello Kitty Collection, guests were able to view the different items from the collection which were displayed all over the East Atrium of EDSA Shangri-la.

From bento boxes, water tumblers, and lunchboxes, the collection depicts the fun and playful characteristics of Hello Kitty while having the known durability and air-tight qualities of Lock&Lock products.

Aside from viewing the collection, guests were treated to a live demo where Ms. Aileen Lucero of Ecowaste Coalition gave tips on baon ideas and stressed the importance of bringing your own containers.

My daughter as well as the other kids also get the chance to do fun activities in the East Atrium of Shangri-la Mall.  We had a fun-filled day as Lock&Lock gave us the ultimate bonding experience with various activities and contests.

There were loads of fun activities like free coloring, loom band making, and face painting activities. Plus a fun cupcake decorating contest. The kids and kids-at-heart really had a blast!

“This new collection of Lock&Lock shows how the brand can offer fun and colourful containers and products while maintaining the level of quality it’s known for. Hopefully, with this latest collection, Moms and their daughters all over the country will find lunch time more convenient and enjoyable,” shared Mr. Chua.

Check out the Hello Kitty Collection because I'm pretty sure your kiddos will surely love eating their baon packed in a cute Hello Kitty lunchbox!


Gilas Pilipinas Fans Meet Marc Pingris

I'm a huge fan of Gilas defensive ace Marc Pingris, aka Pinoy Sakuragi, who has come a long way from being a young, raw but energetic rookie from the FedEx Express. Now, when Pingris walked out of the dugout, he was met with loud cheers and shrieks of delight from his adoring fans.

There is no doubt that he is well loved but he still stays humble.  He embodies a typical Filipino success story. Hard work & determination got him to where he is now.

Being the Master Game Face ambassador, Marc Pingris had a meet and greet event at the sidelights of the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Seville, Spain.  Launched in July, the Master Game Face promo sent five lucky Filipino hoops fans to Spain for the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

Filipino basketball fans (L-R) Jerome Hernandez, Jeiel Guarino, Andrew Penaranda, Mike Cleofe and Jose Clipper Besin pose with Gilas Pilipinas

The winners of the Master Game Face Goes to Spain promo, sponsored by the biggest male face care brand in the Philippines, all flew to Spain for an 8-day all expenses paid trip and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to watch live and cheer for members of the national men’s basketball team, as they put their
oil-free game faces on and play in the biggest basketball event in the world.

Master Oil Control Max Facial Wash is best for young men who live an outgoing and action-packed lifestyle to help control excess oil. Also available – Master Oil Control Max Deep Cleansers. It also has the revolutionary Cooling ZEROIL formula that controls oil for up to 8 hours and leaves skin feeling cool and refreshed. It also removes deep-seated dirt and excess oil with anti bacterial agents to help prevent blackheads and whiteheads.  Both Master Oil Control Max Face Wash and Deep Cleansers are available in major supermarkets, groceries, and convenience stores nationwide.

Put your game face on with Master! Check out the hashtags: #Laban Pilipinas, #MasterGoesToSpain, #MasterGameFace @MPingris15 @jeanmarc15


Jack ‘n Jill Takes Kids to an Out-of-this-world Adventure with Fun-O Ultimate Space Invaders

 Kids are up for one tasty and fun-filled space adventure as their Fun-O friends get set to land in select elementary schools around Metro Manila, now ongoing until October 31.

Transported straight from the Universal Robina Corporation (URC) galaxy, the Jack ‘n Jill Fun-O Ultimate Space Invaders booth features a spaceship docked in a futuristic gas depot. Kids and the young-at-heart can interact with friendly brand ambassadors dressed in cool alien-themed costumes and get free samples of yummy Fun-O Roundwich crackers.

Pedro P. Cruz elementary school students experience interactive games and delicious treats at the Fun-O Ultimate Space Invaders booth.

With every purchase of a loot bag, little space explorers can also help RK, the Fun-O alien, gas up his spaceship by engaging in an interactive and intergalactic digital game. Kids can imagine that they are one of the galaxy’s elite guardians while playing as high pointers, and will be generously rewarded with RK premium items such as shirts, backpacks and flash drives.

Keep your eyes open for the landing of your Fun-O out-of-this-world friends. When they do, be sure to grab a pack of your favorite Jack ‘n Jill Fun-O crackers so you can go on an exciting adventure in the great beyond! Jack 'n Jill Fun-O Roundwich Crackers are available in Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Mocha flavors at all leading groceries and supermarkets nationwide.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Sing and Rap Like Bow & Wow to Win a Year’s Supply of All-natural Pet Food

Let's talk about pets. What have you been feeding them lately? Diet plays a key role in your pet’s health, and it makes perfect sense that dogs and cats must have the best nutrition and health care available. However, choosing a pet food can be confusing.

Just like finding the right food for your pet, it's not easy being a responsible pet parent. Here's a tip for those who want to have a pet. If you're not willing to learn how to feed them right and take care of your pet like it's part of the family, please don't get one! Dogs and cats are not toys for our amusement; they are not gifts. They have feelings, they are very loyal and they need our tender loving care.

Meet our Frenchie baby, Humphry!

I don't have to explain that our pet is part of our family. I'm a proud pet parent and I love doing pet-parent duties. The best part of being a pet parent is seeing the love in their eyes when you come home and feeding them pet food with love.

However, not all pet food is created equal. Do you know that most commercial pet food contain harmful ingredients that offer little nutrition? It may be full of by-products, fillers, and even fake meat! Just like human food, there’s good pet food, and there’s junk pet food which may even be detrimental to their quality of life and longevity.

I believe that for our pet to live the longest life possible, we must make sure to feed them right with the proper nutrition their body needs.  I'm so lucky we live near Shangri-la Mall where I found Bow & Wow, the best pet food store ever!
Bow & Wow is the first and only all-natural pet food store in the Philippines. I believe that the key to raising happy and healthy pets is through good nutrition. And that certainly seems to be what Bow & Wow is doing.

Their vision is to transform pet owners into pet parents. All their employees are pet parents too and most of their Pet Care Advisors are either a diploma-holder of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or a licensed veterinarian.

They have the widest range of premium, additive-free, and preservative-free pet food from the USA. Also, they have a great selection of quality grooming products, toys, and accessories for happy and healthy pets.

Better than Snoop Dog & Kitty Purry, meet Bow the Dog and Wow the Cat. They are the newest music sensation who sings and raps about how to feed your pets healthy! Watch their video and join the healthy pet food revolution now!

This video serves as an eye opener for pet parents to be more selective and aware of what they feed their pets. Pets are totally dependent on their pet parents to give them a long, healthy, and happy life they deserve.

What you feed your pet has a direct impact on how he or she looks, feels, and acts. Feeding organic or natural pet food helps ensure your furbaby lives a long, happy and healthy life. Your pet deserves to be the star of your life forever.

Speaking of being the star, do you want your pet to star in the next Bow & Wow music video for a chance to win a year’s supply of all-natural pet food? Here’s your chance! Send a video of your dog or cat performing to the Bow and Wow rap “Let’s Talk About Pets”.

Pet parents residing in the Philippines can join the promo on Facebook for a chance to win prizes and have their furbaby star in the next Bow & Wow music video. Contest runs from September 16 to October 31.

Best of all, your participation will also help pets in need! Once they reach 100 entries, they will also donate 100 Kg of pet food to The Philippine Animal Welfare Society and CARA Welfare Philippines

How to Participate:

1. Like the Bow & Wow page on Facebook and/or Instagram.
Facebook: facebook.com/bowandwow
Instagram: @bowandwow
2. Submit your entry through any of the following ways:
- Post the video on the Bow & Wow Facebook timeline and include the hashtag #bowandwow
- Post the video on your Instagram account and tag @bowandwow with the hashtag #bowandwow
- E-mail your video to marketing@bowandwow.com.ph. YouTube links may also be e-mailed
3. Videos must be within 15 seconds to 60 seconds only
4. Music and/or lyrics used must be from the “Let’s Talk About Pets”song of Bow & Wow. To download the music clip, visit: www.bowandwow.com.ph/letstalkaboutpets. You can also opt to sing the song a capella.
5. Bow & Wow will donate 100 kilograms of pet food to The Philippine Animal Welfare Society and CARA Welfare Philippines once 100 entries are reached.

Promo Period:

  • This promo runs from September 16, 12:00AM to October 31, 2014, 11:59PM (Philippine Standard Time). Only videos posted during this period will qualify
  • Winners will be announced on the Bow & Wow Facebook and Instagram pages on November 3, 2014, 6:00PM
Selection of Winners:

  • There will be two winners selected for this promo: one (1) winner of a pet dog video, and one (1) winner of a pet cat video
  • Winners will be selected by representatives of Bow & Wow and its agencies, based on the following criteria:

Originality - 40%
Entertainment Value - 30%
Creative Use of the Bow & Wow rap song- 30%


  • Each winner will receive a one-year supply* of Bow & Wow pet food and treats. (*Winner will receive Gift Certificates valued at Php 1,250 per month valid for food and treats only).
  • Winners will be part of the next Bow & Wow music video.

Rules and Guidelines:
- Only one video entry per pet is allowed. Pet parents with multiple pets may submit a maximum of one video entry per pet.
- You must be at least 18 years of age to join this contest.
- You must be residing in the Philippines in order to qualify for this contest.
- You must be willing to have your video viewed by the public.
- Your video must be original and must feature your own pet cat or dog only. You or other persons may also appear in the video, provided you are given consent by other persons to include them in the video.
- The Bow & Wow rap must be included in the video, whether by a music soundtrack or anacapella version.
- Please do not use other videos or music in part or as a whole as they may be copyrighted.
- Videos must be a minimum of 15 seconds up to a maximum of 60 seconds only. Videos that do not meet the minimum time or exceed the maximum time will not be considered.
- Safety for both you and your pet are a priority. Please ensure that you do not put anyone in harm’s way when creating your video.
- Only videos posted on the official Bow & Wow Facebook page, videos tagged to the Bow & Wow Instagram page, and videos or Youtube links emailed to marketing@bowandwow.com.ph will be considered. Videos sent as private messages will not be considered.
- Videos that include content of an offensive, derogatory, sexually explicit, racist, or hateful nature will be disqualified and removed immediately from the Facebook page.
- Employees or individuals related up to the third degree of consanguinity or affinity to any Bow & Wow employee during the promo period are not eligible to win any of the prizes in this contest.
- All winners are subject to verification.
- Winners must agree to have their names, pets’names, photos, and videos published on Bow & Wow social media pages and other supporting materials related to this promo. Winners must shoulder their own transportation expenses and be available to shoot the next music video in Metro Manila anytime within November 3 to 7, 2014.
- In case of any dispute, Bow & Wow reserves the right to make the final decision on all matters relating to this social media contest.

Be educated and inspired on how to be the best pet parent for your furbaby. Keep up to date with everything you need to know about your pet’s health and wellness by visiting Bow & Wow's website http://www.bowandwow.com.ph/

You can visit their stores at the following branches:
- Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City
- Greenbelt 5 Mall, Makati City
- Robinsons Magnolia, Quezon City
- Eastwood, Quezon City
- Ayala Center Cebu City