GUESS strengthens its online presence and brings a more convenient shopping experience to its Philippine customers by launching the GUESS Mobile App. Perfect for the holiday season, the GUESS Mobile App provides a faster, easier, and more user-friendly way of browsing through the latest GUESS collections online, giving customers a new and seamless shopping experience.
Complete Online Selection Customers can easily browse and shop Guess’ newest arrivals and exclusive offers, including the latest GUESS Holiday collection featuring Michele Morrone. Save, Shop, and Share Customers can save their favorite items with the Wishlist feature and share their top picks with their friends and followers on social media Points and Rewards Guess List members can link their accounts through the mobile app to gain points and avail of exclusive rewards this season.
The year 2020 has been tough for Filipinos as countless calamities ravaged our communities and a current pandemic that has been affecting our way of life. Just recently, two devastating back-to-back Typhoons hit the country which affected hundreds of thousands of our kababayans in Luzon. On November 1, Super Typhoon Rolly, considered the strongest typhoon ever recorded in recent history struck the southern region of the Philippines, and an estimated two million Filipinos have been affected, many of whom lost their homes and livelihood. Less than two weeks after, Typhoon Ulysses resulted in extreme flooding in provinces, including Metro Manila and some parts of Central and Nothern Luzon, that previously devastated by Typhoon Rolly.
In the past months, we have witnessed how Filipinos worked together to provide support and aid to affected communities and families. One of the brands that have been constantly extending emergency relief efforts is Haier Philippines, a global home appliance brand. Haier has been responsive to the existing socio-economic issues extending hands to our Filipinos in times of crisis. Last January, Haier responded to the Mount Taal victims by visiting the area and providing clothes and food supplies for more than 200 families. Last May, the brand donated two Haier refrigerators to frontline workers who have been working tirelessly to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
Just recently, Haier Philippines, in partnership with its dealers Alsons & Willy & Sons, initiated “Tulong Tulong, Sabay Sabay Tayong Aahon,” a donation drive that aims to meet the immediate and urgent needs of the families affected in Brgy. Minto, Guinobatan, Albay, Brgy. Niño Jesus, Iriga City, Camarines Sur, Tabaco & Malinao Albay. During the 3-day relief activity last November 28 to 30, Haier distributed grocery and rice packs, Haier polo shirts, and umbrellas to over 650 families who are affected by Typhoon Ulysses.
“Tulong Tulong, Sabay Sabay Tayong Aahon” relief operation with Haier Philippines and Willy’s in Tabaco and Malinao, Albay 2020 might be a tough year for us, but seeing our fellow Filipinos and brands working together gives us hope amid these difficult times. Haier Philippines has always been at the forefront in helping Filipino communities during difficult times, proving that more than sales and profits, it is always essential to uphold empathy and social responsibilities.
Tourism attached Duty Free Philippines (DFP) today reveals new logo. This was initially developed as part of the planned corporate relaunch that was suspended due to the pandemic caused by COVID 19. The new logo was developed to complete the company’s rebranding.
“Today we’re “softly” launching our new logo. The planned formal relaunch and rebranding would be inappropriate at the moment considering the travel restrictions in place and the company’s precarious business situation, “DFP Chief Operating Officer Vicente Pelagio A. Angala announced. “We know everyone loved our old logo since it has been a familiar icon in every balikbayan household for decades. So, we thought it best to explain why we decided to evolve it.”
After three (3) decades, DFP had to make the inevitable change. The agency has constantly been finding ways to be at par with global business trends due to the rapidly evolving consumer preferences and shift in retail models. Renovation works, especially at its flagship Fiestamall store near the Manila International Airport terminals were undertaken. Luxe Duty Free, a high end luxury shop was established and strategically located at the country and Asia’s biggest mall complex. Its international airport stores, especially at Mactan in Cebu, were upgraded. More popular and exclusive brands were launched to further expand its merchandise mix.
The logo was carefully remodeled to reflect what DFP is today while retaining the core elements representing the Filipino’s traditional duty free shopping. “We were careful not to lose the trademark Filipinohomey feel so the popular basket weave had to be fused in the new design. The refreshed logo now emits sophistication and elegance with the black and gold colors while the diamond shape symbolizes excellence – true to DFP’s goal to be the country’s premier travel retailer”, Angala added.
DFP, through the years, has been true to its mandate of providing the duty and tax free shopping needs of its market of international travelers. The agency hopes that the introduction of this new logo shall serve as a reminder for its customers, employees and fellow retailers, that there is hope for new beginnings and a fresh start. “This logo paves the way for our relaunch soon as we aim to be a newer and better Duty Free Philippines“, Angala said.
With the support of volunteer riders, foodpanda was able to send much-needed assistance to the two major communities that they serve
Following the recent series of typhoons that affected thousands of families, foodpanda didn’t cease to deliver kutitap and cheer to people in need of help and hope.
The country’s on-demand food delivery service and its compassionate riders readily extended a helping hand to the victims of the recent typhoons in Bicol and Bulacan. foodpanda has put up donation drives and mobilized the repacking, delivery, and distribution of relief goods through the help of its riders as volunteers and be a Lit Pandas.
“It has been a regular event for the Naga riders to conduct charity drives/events and help the community in times of need,” said Luis Ferrer, foodpanda Naga City Manager.
While Bicolanos embody the local “oragon” spirit that is dauntless and strong, the recent string of calamities kept on disrupting the people’s path to recovery, leaving them with little chance to bounce back. Dedicated to help them in the process is foodpanda, as its latest outreach program exemplified the company’s commitment in making a difference in every opportunity, especially the ones that concern people’s lives and welfare.
Through proper coordination with local government units, foodpanda identified and focused on two citizen groups in Bicol that needed the most help. In Legazpi City, the program specifically targeted 150 street sweepers and garbage collectors who also serve as frontliners during the pandemic. Meanwhile, in Naga City, there were 150 residents in Barangay Triangulo that were found to have limited access to relief packages.
foodpanda organized twin events on November 15 to cater to both groups. One was in the morning, which was dedicated to the street sweepers and garbage collectors in Albay, who were provided with grocery packages that included rice, canned goods, noodles, water, toiletries, as well as packed lunches. In the afternoon, the same relief package was distributed to the residents of Barangay Triangulo in Naga City.
Aside from the beneficiaries, foodpanda surprised its 40 rider-volunteers who participated in the events with grocery packages and packed lunches as well.
“We at foodpanda are thankful that despite their difficulties, they are still willing to extend their help to our fellow Bicolanos,” Ferrer said.
According to Joie Elfren Moratin, foodpanda Legazpi City Manager, the initiative was more than an outreach program. The goal is to make a difference in whatever opportunity that may arise.
“It was a heart-warming experience,” he said. “This is something I will definitely go back to over and over again. Our goal is to improve the lives of the community where we do business because this is a place we call home.”
Meanwhile, one of the many areas in central Luzon that were severely hit by the typhoons was Bulacan. A province that’s home to many talented and fierce heroes, foodpanda has also rolled out an outreach program to help 200 residents of two areas in the province.
Through the help of rider-volunteers in Bulacan, foodpanda distributed relief packages to 100 residents of San Jose Del Monte on the morning of November 21. Later that afternoon, another 100 people from Barangay Atlag in Malolos received the same assistance from foodpanda.
Barangay Atlag is a small and remote town in Malolos that became inaccessible due to severe flooding. However, foodpanda was able to reach the area and its residents shortly after Typhoon Ulysses left the country.
“It’s been an honor to be part of this activity since we really wanted to do our part in the community,” said Lee Enriquez, foodpanda Bulacan City Manager. “Helping our people in San Jose Del Monte and Malolos, with the help from the LGUs, was really special for all the Ka-Pandas here in Bulacan.”
Through its commitment to igniting a culture of giving and serving, foodpanda delivers kutitap and cheer by providing food and volunteer services in the communities that they belong to.
The holiday season of 2020 is so different from past years. Christmas parties and gatherings would be turned into online celebrations and gifts are now bought from online stores. So much has changed but one thing remains the same — the love for family.
There is still so much to celebrate and be thankful for, even at home. If you want the entire family to join the fun, Welch’s has a line of Sparkling Juices that are fizzy but gulit-free.Welch’s Sparkling Juices — Sparkling Red Grape, Sparkling White Grape, and its newest addition this year, The Sparkling Rose — are bubbly and 100% alcohol -free, making it perfect for both kids and adults, even expecting mommies, too!
“Even though we couldn’t still go out and have parties or join large gatherings, Welch’s is inviting everyone to have their own celebrations at home,” says Erika Rodriguez, VP for Marketing of GEMCo, The Philippine marketing agent of Welch’s International.
The Welch’s Sparkling Red Grape and Sparkling White Grape are both heart-healthy and delicious. Pressed from the freshest Concord and Niagara grapes across America by farmer-families, this 150-year tradition of “Real Grape Goodness” has made Welch’s one of the most loved beverages in the world, especially by Filipino families.
On the other hand, Welch’s Sparkling Rose has a light, refreshing taste, and the sweetness of a ripe summer fruit. Pretty in its pink bottle, it looks great in any online party you may host at home.
All three Welch’s Sparkling Juices are easy to mix with other beverages, so you could concoct a variety of unique bubbly cocktails to impress your family. Add a splash of your favorite juices and discover the goodness in each sip.
Each bottle makes for an excellent and convenient Christmas gift, so you can have it delivered to the homes of your friends, relatives and co-workers. Lift up your family spirits with a sparkling drink that’s all about celebrating life and special moments.
A Product of the USA, Welch’s products are available in retail stores. To learn more about Sparkling Juices and recipes, visit http://www.welchs.com or follow Welch’s PH in FB and IG. You may also have Welch’s Sparkling Juices and other Welch’s juices delivered at your doorstep by visiting https://acefoodservice.com. Or place your order ib the following online groceries: metromart.com, Lazmart, and waltermartdelivery.com.ph.
Sarisari.ph, a new wholesale marketplace of premium products from different provinces and regions came about with just one goal in mind – to be the best and complete source of premium regional dishes and delicacies.
One of which is its flagship product, the Cabanatuan Premium Longganisa. The most popular longganisa in Cabanatuan is called ‘Batutay’, a beef-based longganisa with a distinctive sweet taste. But this too has evolved with the introduction of other variants such as garlic, sweet garlic, hamonado, and spicy flavors.
Today, we are also seeing flavoured Skinless Cabanatuan Longganisa in the market. Sarisari.ph sources all of their products straight from where it comes from. And they make sure that they are freshly made only from the highest quality ingredients. No preservatives, and no fillers or extenders. What’s best is that, it contains more meat than fat making it intact and still whole after frying unlike other brands.
Sarisari.ph also offers budding entrepreneurs to be part of their growing family which can be done in two ways: its either you become a Dealer or a Reseller.
Dealers’ Price is at P7000 with product inclusions of your choice (depending on the availability). You will be provided with a tarp that can help boost your business.
While a reseller, for only P4000 will also be given products of your choice, and together with the Dealer will be given free deliveries of your goods upon ordering and replenishments of your supplies.
The lowest price Sarisari.ph can offer resellers is for P1500. Let us not make this pandemic a hindrance to our success. We can rise and still continue to be productive citizens.
Park Inn by Radisson, the bright upper-midscale brand from Radisson Hotel Group, has made its debut in Malaysia with the launch of a brand-new hotel in the heart of the country’s most vibrant commercial and economic triangle.
Newly-opened on 1 October 2020, Park Inn by Radisson Putrajaya is perfectly positioned for business and leisure travelers alike; Putrajaya, Malaysia’s administrative capital city, is just 20 minutes’ drive away, while Kuala Lumpur, the country’s largest city and federal capital, is only 30 minutes away by car – great for shopping, sightseeing and business trips. Malaysia’s main international airport, KLIA, is also just 20 minutes away.
This hotel features 220 rooms and suites, all of which are fully connected with free Wi-Fi, international power outlets and USB ports. Guests can get a great night’s rest on comfortable beds, stay refreshed with walk-in rain showers, and refuel 24 hours a day with in-room dining. The onsite restaurant, RBG, serves local and international dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a lively open kitchen vibe and a choice of indoor and alfresco seating. Signature dishes include fish curry with pandan steamed rice, and oven baked roulade chicken.
When guests are not exploring the local area, they can work out in the hotel’s fully-equipped, 24-hour fitness center, or take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool and children’s pool. The local area offers an array of attractions, such as the Sepang International Circuit and Putrajaya Botanical Gardens.
Corporate guests can host inspiring events in seven function spaces, including four top floor venues that overlook the gardens and are bathed in natural light. For large gatherings, the 176-square meter, pillar-free Putrajaya Room can host up to 180 delegates and features the latest technology and an LED panel, which is sure to make an impact. The other six rooms, which range from 28 to 49 square meters, are ideal for board meetings, training sessions and seminars with up to 35 people.
Every stay will be enriched by Park Inn by Radisson’s unique ‘Yes I Can!’ service philosophy, which is reflected in the positive attitude of the hotel’s staff.
“We are delighted to introduce Park Inn by Radisson to Malaysia for the first time. This colorful and contemporary brand allows guests to enjoy intuitive accommodation and international amenities at a reasonable price point. This opening marks an exciting new era for Radisson Hotel Group in Malaysia, and we expect to introduce even more of our industry-leading brands and hotels to the country in future,” commented Andre de Jong, Vice President, Operations, South East Asia and Pacific.
“With our outstanding location, within easy reach of Malaysia’s two capitals and accessible from the rest of the world via KLIA, Park Inn by Radisson Putrajaya will give guests everything they need, right on their doorstep. We look forward to bringing this brand of bright, feel-good hospitality to local and international travelers alike,” said Rajaram Nagoo, General Manager, Park Inn by Radisson Putrajaya.
Park Inn by Radisson Putrajaya joins an expanding collection of Park Inn by Radisson hotels in Asia Pacific, including locations in China, India, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the Philippines.
Radisson Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest hotel groups with seven distinctive hotel brands, and more than 1,400 hotels in operation and under development around the world. Radisson Hotel Group’s portfolio includes Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson.
Radisson Rewards is our global rewards program that delivers unique and personalized ways to create memorable moments that matter to our guests. Radisson Rewards offers exceptional loyalty benefits for our guests, meeting planners, travel agents and business partners.
Radisson Meetings places its guests and their needs at the heart of its offer and treats every meeting or event as more than just a date on the calendar. Radisson Meetings is built around three strong service commitments: Personal, Professional and Memorable, while delivering on the brilliant basics and our signature Yes I Can! service spirit and being uniquely 100% Carbon Neutral.
More than 95,000 global team members work for Radisson Hotel Group and at the hotels licensed to operate in its systems.
Park Inn by Radisson is an upper midscale hotel brand that delivers stress-free experiences, good food and upbeat environments, while mastering the essentials. Park Inn by Radisson positively lifts our guests’ mood for a happy stay – with clever use of color; fresh, contemporary design; and friendly, personalized service with surprising feel-good extras. Park Inn by Radisson hotels can be found in capital cities, around economic hubs, and near airports and railway stations. Guests and professional business partners can enhance their experience with Park Inn by Radisson by participating in Radisson Rewards, a global loyalty program offering exceptional benefits and rewards.
Park Inn by Radisson is a part of Radisson Hotel Group, which also includes Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Plaza and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, brought together under one commercial umbrella brand Radisson Hotels.
Park Inn by Radisson Putrajaya is perfectly positioned in Malaysia’s most dynamic region, just a short drive from the country’s two capital cities, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, and 20 minutes from KLIA. The hotel offers 220 modern guest rooms and suites, 24-hour room service and an all-day restaurant, RBG. Facilities include a 24-hour fitness center, a swimming pool, children’s pool, and seven function spaces including the 180-guest Putrajaya room.
What started out as a fad has now become a staple in a lot of people’s dining tables. Whether it’s to celebrate a birthday or just getting through the week, baked sushi is here to stay.
Now that we’ve established that, it’s time for you to meet the Queen of all Sushi, whether it be baked or in a cake form Salmon HQ.
Salmon HQ is more popularly known for its trays of big, fresh, juicy salmon but they have made a name for themselves when it comes to Baked Sushi.
But first, let’s talk about their Premium Salmon Sashimi Cake.
Indulge yourself with their 6” Premium Cut Salmon Sashimi Cake! Inside are layers of Premium Kani kama mixed with Ebiko, Premium Spicy Salmon, Chuka Wakame mixed with Japanese Sushi was a Rice! Surprise your loved ones with this unique one of a kind specialty.
We guarantee that there has never been a cake as fresh and as sumptuous as this. We suggest having this for your entree before indulging in Salmon HQ’s baked sushi.
Salmon HQ has three types of baked sushi, the Crunchy California Sushi Bake, the Aburi Salmon Scallops Ebi Sushi Bake (in photo), and the Uni Scallops Aburi Sushi Bake.
The Crunchy California Sushi Bake is the most glorious California Maki that you will ever have. It is a bigger version of the usual California Maki but made 100x better because it’s baked and it’s filled to the brim of all the trimmings that come with maki but is normally served in small doses.
The Aburi Salmon Scallops Ebi Sushi Bake, on the other hand, is the creamiest and most savory baked sushi that you will get your mouth on. It’s filled to the brim with so much goodness that you won’t be able to finish even a small pan in one sitting. Overflowing with sumptuous goodness is a usual description.
The Uni Scallops Aburi Sushi Bake is filled with sweet and briny uni, premium kani, uni cream sauce, seasoned rice, and topped with scallops, uni, crunch & ebiko then torched to bring out the sweet smoky aroma and umami flavors. Eat it with seaweeds or on its own!
If there’s a reason to celebrate or you just need to feel good, you need to order Salmon HQ’s Baked Sushi NOW because this is the kind of baked sushi that you deserve and you need in your life.
Small – P800, good for 1-3 pax,
6 3/4”x 5 3/4” comes with
1 seaweed pack
Medium – P1,600, good for 4-6 pax
8” x 8” comes with
2 seaweed pack
Large – P1,800,good for 6-8 pax,
8 x 10 comes with
3 seaweed pack
Please note that the brand of seaweeds varies depending on the availability. Add’l pack of seaweeds is Php 50.
F1 Hotel Manila’s highest priority is the safety and wellbeing of all our guests and associates. Travel is an important part of our lives and we understand there are concerns regarding COVID-19.
Our new Stay Well program brings together several safety protocols to give you peace of mind when you stay with us – the Home of Happy and Safe Experiences.
Everyone is subjected to a body temperature check at the hotel’s entry points. The mandatory use of hand sanitizers and disinfectant foot baths prior to entry to the hotel is strictly implemented. All guests and associates are required to wear face masks at all times while inside the hotel premises. Social distancing is strictly observed, including inside elevators. Handheld ultraviolet light devices are used to disinfect key cards, stationery and other high touchpoints. Protective shields are installed at the Front Desk and Concierge areas. A safety kit composed of a face mask and hand sanitizer is being provided to guests upon check-in. Freshly prepared breakfast meals are delivered directly to guest rooms.
Hotel facilities such as The Canary bar, F All-Day Dining restaurant, pool area, gym and spa are closed until further notice. Regular disinfection and deep cleaning is carried out in all public areas such as the elevators, reception counters and toilets. Areas such as the ground floor and 5th floor lobbies are equipped with air purifiers and humidifiers. Guest rooms undergo enhanced cleaning and sanitation processes with the use of ultraviolet light and steaming machines. Hand sanitizers are available in all public areas of the hotel. Every car accessing the hotel’s car park undergoes a disinfection spray.
Launches ‘Ascott Cares’ to raise standards of cleanliness to continue to provide safe homes for guests
CapitaLand’s wholly owned lodging business unit, The Ascott Limited (Ascott), will review the design of its lodging products and services to ensure they are future-ready for continued growth in a post COVID-19 landscape.
Leveraging the existing design strengths of Ascott’s serviced residences, it will redefine the guest experience to take advantage of emerging trends such as the increased popularity of working-from-home, deeper health and safety concerns, and a rapidly digitising world.
Mr Kevin Goh, CapitaLand’s Chief Executive Officer, Lodging, CapitaLand Group and Chief Executive Officer, The Ascott Limited, said: “Ascott’s serviced residences have remained resilient amid COVID-19. We continue to be the accommodation of choice by providing a safe haven for our guests who have placed their trust in Ascott. To cement Ascott’s position as a dominant lodging player and deliver more value for our guests and business partners, we are taking steps to ready Ascott for a post COVID-19 landscape. Ascott’s strong base of long-stay and corporate guests who appreciate the comfort, privacy and security of our spacious serviced residences remain the cornerstone of our business. We are working to double-down on this competitive advantage.”
“Ascott is reviewing every touchpoint within the living and workspaces of our apartments to tap on the work-from-home trend. We are also improving our digital solutions and looking at leveraging smarter technologies to provide value and safety to our guests. As global and domestic travel restrictions ease, we have also launched ‘Ascott Cares’ to reassure our guests and staff that we have stringent cleanliness and hygiene measures in place as we welcome new and returning guests home,” added Mr Goh.
Mr Alfred Ong, Head, Global Operations, The Ascott Limited said: “Ascott has always placed the safety and well-being of our guests and staff as our top priority. ‘Ascott Cares’ reaffirms our commitment to deliver high standards of cleanliness. Safe distancing in shared spaces and increased santisation will be part of the new normal. A health and hygiene champion will also be appointed in each property to uphold these standards and act as an official liaison with local health authorities to ensure compliance with the latest regulatory health measures. With ‘Ascott Cares’, our valued guests will have greater peace of mind and full confidence in our commitment to their well-being.”
Through its newly launched ‘Ascott Cares’ commitment, Ascott will ensure stringent hygiene and cleanliness standards as well as safe distancing to continue providing safe homes for its guests, and a safe working environment for its staff. More information on ‘Ascott Cares’ visit www.the-ascott.com/ascottcares.