Mang Inasal Business Unit Head Jojo Subido (right), with MI RBU Head for South Luzon Lelette Minerales (left) and MI Marketing Head Aileen Natividad (second from left), join the heads of the other institutions involved in the ACE QSR Scholarship Program. These are (from left) Pondong Batangan Community Foundation’s Executive Director, Fr. Manny Guazon, Anihan Technical School’s, Senen Olmos and Jollibee Group Foundation’s Mikee Garcia. 

Mang Inasal launched its participation in the ACE Scholarship Program for Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) Operations of Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF). This was part of the recent inauguration of Mang Inasal’s milestone 600th Store in Lipa, Batangas,
The ACE QSR program seeks to give underprivileged youth from Lipa the chance to develop the skills they need to be gainfully employed in the QSR industry. 
Through the network of Pondong Batangan Community Foundation, Inc. in the Archdiocese of Lipa, four scholars from Lipa will be selected and join a class of students who will undertake a QSR Technical-Vocational Course in Anihan Technical School in Calamba. This includes six months of in-school instruction and six months of on-the-job training. Here, the scholars will learn the rudiments of food preparation and food service. They will earn three TESDA certificates/qualifications at the end of the Program. 
Being considered for the scholarship are single women aged 18 – 21, senior high school graduate with at least an 80% scholastic average, coming from a household with a combined family income of P200,000 or less, and willing to study and stay in Calamba City, Laguna for one year.
The scholars supported by MI will begin in June 2020 and their program will run for a year.
“As Mang Inasal grows as an enterprise, it also wants to do its share in building strong host communities whose residents are provided the chance to become more productive members of society. This is the least we can do to reciprocate the support we have been getting from our communities,” said Jojo Subido, MI Business Head.

QUEZON CITY — The fifth edition of RAWR Awards honored a total of 36 winners or awardees with ABS-CBN winning the TV Station of the Year, Sarah Geronimo as Favorite Performer of the Year, Alden Richards (Hello, Love, Goodbye) and Angel Locsin (The General’s Daughter) as Actor and Actress of the Year, respectively, MayWard as Love Team of the Year, and the PBB Otso tandem of LouDre earned the Newbie of the Year award.


See the remaining list of winners and awardees for the three main clusters or set of awardees:


  • Elia Ilano of ‘Ulan’ as Bibo Awardee
  • Maymay Entrata, Lovely Abella, Cacai Bautista (Hello, Love, Goodbye) as Beshie ng Taon
  • Angel Locsin of The General’s Daughter as the Favorite Bida
  • Dimples Romana of Kadenang Ginto as Favorite Kontrabida
  • Ion ‘Kuya Escort’ Perez of It’s Showtime as Breakthrough Artist of the Year
  • Isa Pang Araw by Sarah Geronimo as Song of the Year
  • Kapamilya’s The General’s Daughter as Bet na bet na Teleserye
Elia Ilano of ‘Ulan’ as Bibo Awardee

Dimples Romana of Kadenang Ginto as Favorite Kontrabida

  • Maine Mendoza of Daddy’s Gurl as Pak Na Pak Na Comedian
  • Mimiyuuuh as Influencer of the Year
  • Jessica Soho as Female News Personality
  • Raffy Tulfo as Male News Personality
  • DJ Kara of Energy FM as Radio DJ
  • Vice Ganda of GGV as the TV Host of the Year
DJ Kara of Energy FM

  • KiaNo as Fan Club of the Year
  • SB19 as Favorite Group of the Year
  • DZMM as AM Radio Station of the Year
  • Energy FM as FM Radio Station of the Year
KiaNo as Fan Club of the Year

For this year, RAWR Awards created Special Awards based on the Five Elements:
  • Fiery and Feisty (FIRE Award) was given to Dimples Romana of Kadenang Ginto
  • Willfully Wavy (WATER Award) went to Maymay Entrata
  • Earthy Energy (EARTH Award) was earned by Alden Richards
  • Awesome and Ambient (AIR Award) was given to Kapuso stars Rita Daniela and Ken Chan of My Special Tatay
  • Magnum Man (METAL Award) went to Dingdong Dantes

ROYAL AWARDS went to: 
  • Charo Santos-Concio (The Icon)
  • KathNiel (The Phenomenal Loveteam of Today’s Generation)
  • Angel Locsin (The Advocate)
  • the late Regina Paz ‘Gina’ La’O López (The Steward of Change Award)
  • Xia Vigor as Royal Cub Awardee
  • Kathryn Bernardo as Royal Lion Awardee
  • It’s Showtime as Royal Pride Awardee
Xia Vigor as Royal Cub Awardee

  • Bloggers Choice for Best PR Agencies – Ripple 8, Spark It, Browne Communications
  • Bloggers Choice for Best PR Persons – John Paulo Caparros, Aaron Domingo
33% of votes came from user engagements on three social media platforms–Likes on Instagram, Hearts on Facebook, and Retweets on Twitter. The other 33% of votes came from the blogosphere (the blogging community composed of 200 blogger-owners and from representatives from the selected 30 PRs). And lastly, the 33% of votes came from third party analytics.
The event trended on twitter as number three. Chikkalicious and Jeremiah Torayno, a former transgender woman finalist of Idol Philippines were the hosts of the said momentous occasion.

Chikkalicious and Jeremiah Torayno

Nitro 7 Coffee & Tea Bar, is the first in the Philippines to offer nitrogen-infused coffee and tea products. After brewing the coffee for 18 hours in cold temperature, they infuse it with nitrogen and serve it via tap like draft beer.

While their technique requires a considerable amount of effort and time, it however, yields an amazing cold coffee that is creamy without the milk and sweet without the sugar. It also has a full-bodied flavor with very low acidity. This makes their drinks a healthier alternative to frappes and milk teas that are widely available in the market.

Last September 22, 2019, I joined a Foodie Meet-Up at Nitro 7 Coffee & Tea Bar at SM Center Pasig (SM Hypermarket near Tiendesitas). I was very eager to attend this event as I've already tried (and fell in love with) their Nitro Coffee, and having the chance to try their other offerings in their menu,  being able to get decent shots of it, and sharing it through my blog excites me. 

Currently, Nitro 7 Coffee & Tea Bar already has 17 branches available to serve you. The ones that I've already visited and are accessible to me are in SM Megamall, SM Center Pasig, and The Fort Strip. So far, my favorite pair among the variety of their selections are:

Hazelnut Caramel Mocha

Fudge Brownies

Currently, Nitro 7 Coffee & Tea Bar serves not just coffees and sweets, but also other drinks and food choices. 


Price: P105.00
*add Sinkers: Coffee Jelly & Brown Sugar Jelly +P20.00

Brown Sugar Milk Tea | Melon Milk Tea

Caramel Milk Tea | Strawberry Milk Tea

Chocolate Hazelnut Milk Tea | Butterscotch Milk Tea

Price: P95.00

Premium Black Tea | Passion Fruit Black Tea

Peach Black Tea | Strawberry Black Tea

Black Nitro (P120.00) | Irish Créme Brevé (P145.00) | Chocolate Macadamia (P145.00)
Vanilla Brevé (P145.00) | Nitro Mocha (P145.00) | Hazelnut Caramel Mocha (P145.00)

Nitro Brevé (P120.00) | Toffee Hazelnut (P145.00) | Peppermint Mocha (P145.00)

Garlic & Cheese (P320.00)

Pepperoni (P335.00)

Price: P125.00

Frank N' Cheese

*add Mozzarella & Cheddar Cheese +P15.00

3 Cheese (P115.00)
Corned Beef (P115.00)

Tuna & Cheese (P115.00)
Ham & Cheese (P125.00)
During the foodie meet-up, I've tried their Toffee Hazelnut Nitro Cold Brew Coffee, their Pepperoni and Garlic & Cheese Thin Crust Pizza, and all of their Hot Pressed Sandwiches

I like how their coffees are rich in flavor unlike other coffee shops that I've tried which offers Iced Flavored Coffees where you couldn't taste the flavor that was added. I tried ordering their Nitro Cold Brew Coffees in their different branches (SM Megamall, SM Center Pasig, and The Fort Strip) and all of them were of the same quality.

Surprisingly, their food menu, goes perfectly well with their coffees as well. At first, I thought that I wouldn't taste or distinguish the flavors of their pizzas, sandwiches, and wraps because of the coffee, but to my surprise, I was able to enjoy them with the coffee.

My instant favorites among what they served us that day were the Garlic & Cheese Thin Crust Pizza, Corned Beef and Tuna & Cheese Hot Pressed Sandwich, and their Frank N' Cheese Wrap N' Roll. 

And since there is a branch near where I work, I brought along my office mate, and it did not disappoint. She loved their coffee, sandwiches and cakes!

Nitro 7's Coffee is really the go-to coffee shop for coffee lovers like me who suffers from a condition called Acid Reflux. Although, this can be enjoyed by everyone as well. 

For more details about their products, on-going promos and updated prices, you may visit the following links:

Facebook: Nitro7.Coffee

Nitro 7 Coffee & Tea Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Other Branches:
  • Ayala Malls Feliz
  • Ayala Malls The 30th
  • Eastwood CityWalk 1
  • Glorietta, Food Choices
  • Greenbelt 3
  • Happiness Food Hub
  • LA Village, Youniversity Suites
  • Robinsons Galleria
  • Robinsons Magnolia
  • Robinsons Manila
  • SM Dasmarinas Cavite
  • SM Fairview
  • SM Megamall
  • SM North EDSA
  • The Fort Strip, BGC
  • The Pond, Valenzuela

Zomato recently announced that it is offering 26 weeks of paid parental leave to all its employees globally—yes, including new fathers as well. This initiative will also apply to surrogate, adoptive parents, as well as same-sex parents across all operational countries, including the Philippines. This revolutionary move encourages new parents to spend more time with their newborns. 

In countries where government-mandated leave policy is more than 26 weeks, Zomato will be following the local regulations, offering the same increased number of weeks to both mothers and fathers. Along with the leave, Zomato will also offer a $1,000 endowment per child to the parents working with the company. All the employees who welcomed a child six months prior to this policy change will also enjoy the new benefits. 

Zomato’s CEO, Deepinder Goyal, announced that one core issue that leads to fewer women leaders in organizations, the community, and the nation is the lack of universal paid parental leave. It is hard for women to lead a healthy family life and focus on their careers at the same time, leading to a lot of women leaving their jobs or putting their careers on the back burner. The lack of diversity stems from an unequal leave policy for men and women when they welcome their children to this world. “There won't be even an iota of difference in parental leave policy for men and women at Zomato going forward," said Deepinder in a blog post. 

This new policy by Zomato raises the bar and aims to create a more unified view towards primary caregiving—and one that no longer alienates half of the company’s workforce. Deepinder urges more governments and companies to follow the example set by Nordic countries, which encourages both parents to assume equal responsibility. "We also wish that governments across the world institutionalized paid parental leave," he said. "We will never have truly gender-neutral organizations unless we have gender-neutral communities and gender-neutral nations." 

Once again, awesome news, Zomato!

In line with its years of providing great times and great memories, Shakey’s , the leading casual dining restaurant in the country, is hosting its very own “Color Fun Run” on August 31,2019.
More than a restaurant that serves fun and pizza, Shakey’s recognizes the importance of maintaining good health and wellness. Nowadays, there’s a constant need for people to relieve stress and improve their state of health. This fun-filled events is a great opportunity for a good cause, promote healthier living.

The race will be held at RC Santos Parade Grounds, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, and there will be two race categories, 3km and 7km. As part of the event, 7km participants will get Shakey’s Chicken N’ Rice, regular slice Hawaiian Delight pizza and bottled water, while the 3 KM participants will get Shakey’s Chicken N’ Rice and bottled water. All runners will receive a T-shirt, a running bib and a finisher medal.

Exciting prizes awaits the winners as there are a total of 20,000 pesos in cash to be given away. The top three finishers of the 7 km category will receive 8,000 pesos, 5,000 pesos and 3,000 pesos respectively. The top three finishers of the 3km category, on the other hand, will receive 4,000 pesos, 2,000 and 1,000 pesos

Race registration is at 600 pesos for 7km and 500 pesos for 3km. Interested participants may register at any Shakey’s store or sign up online at as well as onsite at Clark Freeport Zone.

Have you ever been judged because of your looks? Or rejected because your skin wasn’t perfect? The 4 women you are about to meet experienced negativity that have impacted their lives in a lot of ways simply because of a skin condition — acne.

We see it every day, a lot of us have had acne at some point in our lives, but for these women, it’s the source of an undying insecurity, causing them pain that goes beyond skin deep, scarring not only their faces, but also their self-esteem.

And in a society where looks and aesthetic is very influential, the fight for respect and equality is a lifelong struggle for people with pimples. But that fight is a fight that Maxi-Peel is unwilling to give up. The brand’s mission is to amplify the voices of those who have been misjudged, ridiculed, and discriminated because of their acne through their newest campaign — “'Wag Mong Isuko ang Laban” (Don’t Give Up the Fight).

Maxi-Peel puts their brand on the line with a documentary campaign that follows 4 women from different walks of life in a 60-day journey with Maxi-Peel Exfoliant Solutions, capturing real progress, with real results in real time. The campaign begins with a heart-wrenching 60-second testimonial video of these 4 women telling everyone what society tells them every day (

“Alam mo Kata, mas maganda ka sana kung kasing kinis ng legs mo yung mukha mo.” Kata San Mateo, a digital marketing head and an aspiring artist, recalls a painful moment during her acne breakout. Teary-eyed, she continues, “Siyempre tatawa-tawa lang ako pero sa loob loob ko, sobra na.”

“Bakit siya ‘yung napiling host, eh ang dami niyang pimples?” Andrea Roces, a retail manager and an active humanitarian says pimples have affected her work and her credibility, damaging her self-esteem and self-belief, “The confidence I’ve built for many years, it all goes away.”

“Honestly, lately hindi ako lumalabas ng bahay. There’s this misconception na ‘pag ma-pimple ka, madumi ka kaya sometimes I feel hopeless.” A former special education teacher, now a full-time mom, Angeline Carandang powers through the negativity, despite an overwhelming feeling of insecurity, “Behind this face, I can be a great mom… matatapos din ‘to, ngayon lang ‘to.”

“Nakulam ka ba… Naagnas ka na” Joepy Libo-on, a cum laude graduate who is now working as a marketing manager, still remembers some of the most painful things people have told her. “Before n’ung sobrang lala talaga ng pimples ko, there was a time na sobrang bumaba ng self-esteem ko.”

Through real stories from real people, Maxi-Peel aims to open our eyes and minds to the truth behind acne. That removing pimples is not just about being beautiful, or achieving smoother skin, or to gain more followers, those are just the aesthetic effects. The real purpose of the brand is to help Filipinos treat and cure an actual skin condition, boost their self-confidence, revive their self-belief, and empower them to have a fighting chance against prejudice and discrimination.

This fight isn’t just about the face, this fight is about facing challenges head on, and acknowledging that it’s only just a phase. Never quitting, never stopping. To all Filipino women out there who have lost their confidence, hope is not lost. You can get past this, in your fight against acne and all its inherent negativity, “Wag Mong Isuko Ang Laban”.

Jean Henri Lhuillier and the PJ Lhuillier Group of Companies (PJLGC) emerged as big winners during the recently concluded 2018 International Business Awards.

Lhuillier, president & CEO of PJLGC, bagged seven (7) awards, including the Lifetime Achievement award, where Lhuillier is the first ever gold winner in the consumer services industry. He was also awarded Gold Stevies for Entrepreneur of the Year for Diversified Services. Lhuillier also snagged the Silver Stevies for Executive of the Year for Diversified Services. He also won Bronze Stevie awards for Executive of the Year for Insurance, Executive of the Year for Financial Services, Maverick of the Year, and Entrepreneur of the Year for Financial Services.

“Winning these prestigious global awards brings us much pride and honor as we have always reveled in the quality of our products and the programs we implement. These awards will continue to motivate us to further introduce innovative products and services towards achieving our ultimate goal of financial inclusion for the country,” Lhuillier said.

This is the fourth straight year that Lhuillier was recognized by the international award-giving body, considered the world’s most coveted prize in the world of business and entrepreneurship. This is also the first time the Lifetime Achievement award was introduced as a category making Lhuillier the first ever winner of the prestigious award.

Aside from Lhuillier, PJ Lhuillier, Inc. (PJLI) ranked 4th among the 74 nations who joined the awards and is the only Filipino company to have made it onto the top 10, where the company received the Grand Stevie Trophy during the 2018 International Business Awards Gala held in London, England. PJLI is the organization behind the country’s largest microfinancial institution, Cebuana Lhuillier. Cebuana Lhuillier also won the People’s Choice trophy – rising above 3,900 nominations from organizations of all types, across 74 nations.

PJLI received the Gold Stevies award for Company of the Year for Diversified Services – Large, Company of the Year for Financial Services – Large, and Company of the Year for Insurance – Large and snagged the Bronze Stevie for Most Innovative Company of the Year with 2,500 or more employees.

The Company’s 30th Anniversary campaign won the Bronze Stevie as well for Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year - Internal Communications while the company’s Disaster Resilience advocacy program was awarded with the Bronze Stevie awards for Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Public Service and Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year - in Asia

The International Business Awards is the world's premier business awards created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. Golden Bridge Awards, on the other hand, is an annual industry and peers recognition program honoring Best Companies of all types and sizes from all over the world.

Bounty Agri Ventures Inc. (BAVI) employees recently took part in the BrigadaEskwela program of the Department of Education. The nationwide program encourages organizations to donate and lend a helping hand towards refurbishing public elementary and high school classrooms and facilities in time for the opening of classes.

At the Punta Integrated School in Calamba City, BAVI volunteers, led by president and general manager Ronald Mascariñas, partnered with parents of the students and other stakeholders in repainting the classrooms’ walls, ceilings, chairs and tables. The company behind the famous Chooks-to-Go oven-roasted chicken brand also donated gallons of paint and painting equipment.

We at BAVI are committed to help provide needy schools with classrooms that are conducive to learning. We believe that this will inspire our young students to study more, learn new things, including love for country, towards becoming the best that they can be,” Mascariñas said.

In Butuan City, more than a dozen BAVI volunteers also helped repaint the Taligaman Central Elementary School and Ampayon Central Elementary School using paint donated by the company.

BAVI also provided funds to the Amado V. Hernandez Elementary School in Tondo, Manila and the Balatong B Elementary School in Pulilan, Bulacan to support their activities during BrigadaEskwela which is also known as National Schools Maintenance Week.

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