#BlendAnywhere with Jamba Juice’s new Ready-to-Blend and Frozen Fruit Kits

October 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines —. Now more than ever, we are encouraged to be more mindful of our habits and how they contribute to our overall wellness.   Luckily, getting to a healthier place just got easier as Jamba Juice introduces its new product line that encourages everyone to live a Life #BetterBlended. #BlendAnywhere with the all-new Live Fruitfully Kits and Superfood Smoothie Tubs – the first of its kind in any Jamba Juice around the world, both designed to help you start living healthier wherever you may be, and however you want to.   Better-for-you Goodness Anytime, Anywhere  The Live Fruitfully Kits contain fresh frozen fruits vacuum packed into various bundles, depending on your need or preference.   Get creative and mix these fruits into a smoothie combination of your choice relishing in the delicate balance of zesty, sweet, and even earthy flavors from our selections.   Want different flavors per day? The Daily Mix pack may be your best pick. For PHP 300, a Daily Mix pack contains 5 packs of 100g fruit mixes: two packs of strawberry and banana, blueberry and banana, peach and banana, and mango.     The kits are also available in 500g Big Packs for those looking to experiment with different flavors or want to stick with their favorites. Starting at PHP 299, The Big Packs comes in four different fruit combinations: blueberry and banana, strawberry and banana, five fruit mix (with blueberry, mango, peach, banana, and strawberries), and the kale and mango mix.   Your Jamba Favorites served however you want it and enjoy wherever you want it.  The Superfood Smoothie Tubs are creamy frozen versions of your all-time favorites – carefully blended to enjoy at your convenience.   Add more fun and express yourself by combining these smoothie tubs with other ingredients and blending them into a whole new smoothie! You may also enjoy the flavors the way you you’ve grown to love them or even just grab a spoon and eat it as is.   For PHP 225, choose among four different flavors: Creamy Strawberries Wild, Banana Berry Blush, Mango-a-go-go Whirl’d, and PB is a Moo’d. Jamba has also launched new flavors to give you new refreshing experiences: The BGV – Berry Good Vibes, PB But Better, and Tropical Dreamin’. Try them soon these are only out for a limited time!   These frozen superfood smoothie tubs combine different fruits, frozen yogurt, juice or dairy bases like apple-strawberry juice, and other ingredients that are excellent sources of vitamin C, protein, and calcium.   “Jamba has always advocated a healthy and active lifestyle. With the pandemimc, how can we keep supporting those who want to drink life up?” says Jamba Juice Marketing Manager Steph Elumba. “As we transition into a new way of living that puts a premium on wellness, our Blend Anywhere products allow us to blend creativity, fun, and goodness into our lives.  These are the perfect companion to complement our daily routines, wherever we may be, and whenever we want to—now that is a life better blended.”   Get moving and start enjoying these treats at your convenience. The Live Fruitfully Kits and Smoothie Tubs are now available in all Jamba Juice stores, and can be ordered through dine-in/ take-out and via delivery through, Grabfood, and foodpanda. For more information, visit

Discovering Fresh Experiences in the New Normal

October 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines, October 19, 2020 – If there’s anything 2020 has taught us, it’s that sometimes we just need to see things with a fresh perspective. While embracing a new normal, people at home -- in the Philippines and throughout the world -- began trying new things. Suddenly, friends became bakers. Some turned into barbers and beauticians. Others, gardeners. And let’s not forget the Tik-Tokers! From new discoveries that help people become better versions of themselves, or honing in on skills that can be used to contribute/help other people, Heineken celebrates all the new experiences (or creative skills) people have gained from living under lockdown. There’s always something worth celebrating in life. Unforgettable in its iconic green bottle with a red star, Heineken is a world-class, premium quality beer brand, beloved for its refreshingly balanced taste. True to its open-minded, cosmopolitan, and witty personality, Heineken has been inviting the Gen Zs and the Millennials of the world to take on a new approach to life. Life has made us all slow down a bit, take a step back, find new ways to connect, and see things through a fresh perspective (even when things are not so favorable). It all comes down to what you make of it, and sometimes all it takes is a fresh perspective to create a #FreshExperience. Although we do things in isolation, sharing our experiences with friends and family makes them even better. The #freshexperience campaign inspired a lot of social media influencers to share their stories. Check out these five coping mechanisms they shared with us: 1. Staying committed to fitness  Jumping on the fitness bandwagon, Brazilian model and actor Daniel Matsunaga decided to try a new workout routine, using the keg as workout weights. Camille Co also got creative using Heineken to work out. “No gym? No weights? No problem,” she said. All she needed was a 5L keg of Heineken to improvise her home workout. After consuming the Heineken keg with friends, she used it as a substitute for weights. Now that’s taking a Heineken to a new level! 2. Being passionate and pursuing one’s passion Passionate people are ones who always thrive. They enjoy what they do and nothing can rain on their parade. Most passionate people find purpose because they like what they do. Kerwin King says you might be feeling stuck at home right now, but he’s learned there’s always a fresh experience waiting to be discovered. He’s been keeping busy, inseparable from his gadgets, plants and his adorable fluffy cat. From photography to creating digital art, singing and even plant parenting -- he's got his hands full, keeping busy with his favorite and newly discovered hobbies almost every single day. He has recently found time to reconnect with two of his old passions: collecting comic books and vinyl records! He won us over with the photo he posted of him finishing reading a comic book in one sitting, while listening to one of his favorite artists and enjoying a Heineken. What a refreshing way to spend time at home! Dominic Roque is the perfect example of discovering and pursuing one’s passion. He says he misses the racetrack, but he channeled his energy into his newfound love for photography - something he can surely use to help build his business. When he started his company, Domo Caps, he learned that there’s always a fresh experience waiting to be discovered. The business has now grown more than he ever expected it to, and he is exploring different ways to be productive. He says that even though we can’t go out like we used to, he always enjoys ending his busy days with a Heineken! 3. Appreciating the simple things in life Mike Miguel loves surrounding himself—and his feed—with plants. During this quarantine, he finally got to channel his “inner plantito” again. He had gotten so caught up with the city life ever since he moved to Manila that he had forgotten how therapeutic it was to be one with nature. Sometimes one just needs to take a step back from busy city life, and do things at a slower pace to gain the fresh perspective needed to have a fresh experience. Here’s to rediscovering fresh experiences, and celebrating it - with a Heineken! 4. Spotting opportunities to enhance relationships Degee Razon decided to help his mom out with the current boom in the plant business. He was excited to discover that a lot of his friends find joy and comfort in taking care of plants. He helped the business increase its financial gains, but the real benefit was growing closer to his mom. Sometimes it’s all about finding a way to connect to loved ones in a way we never knew we could. 5. Focusing on self-improvement When one pushes oneself to keep learning, that’s when a person becomes a better version of himself/herself. Vladimir Grand says he is not the type of person who’s fond of reading books…He shared, “it takes me forever to finish one.” But with extra time on his hands, he did his best to read more. He improved his English vocabulary and pronunciation through reading, but he says reading books also taught him to be more patient, persevering, and organized. So keep on creating, exploring, learning, connecting… loving and discovering fresh experiences. Regardless of the situation, it’s possible to keep enjoying new fresh experiences every day! How are you coping with the new normal? We want to hear from you. Share your new learning/hobby/trip/experience on your IG feed with us today, and add the hashtags #HeinekenPH and #FreshExperience in the caption, and tag us @heineken_ph.

MBS London awards MDN opinion writer

October 14, 2020

A London business school is set to confer to Ruffy Magbanua, one of Mindanao Daily’s fair-haired opinion writers  the prestigious “Leadership Award in Communications Excellence”. The awarding ceremony is scheduled on 8-10 December 2020 at the Rose-Rayhaan Hotel by Rotana  in Dubai, UAE. Farah Arbar, head of Award Committee of the MasterMinds Business School, an affiliate of London Business School in the UK said the  MBS Award of Leadership Excellence, a segment of the upcoming Dubai leadership conference seeks to recognize outstanding achievements and contributions made by individuals – leaders, managers, top executives, CEOs– and organizations globally. "We shall be celebrating leadership excellence of delegates in diverse industries- public/private sectors that have contributed immensely to industry/national development and in service to humanity”, Arbar said.             .


October 13, 2020

Get your forks ready and celebrate National Pasta Weekend with Yellow Cab’s most generous pasta deal yet!    From October 15 to 18, 2020, get a FREE regular pasta with your large pasta order. Choose between creamy Chicken Alfredo and bestselling Charlie Chan, and make the best out of your short break.    This limited time offer is available in participating Yellow Cab stores nationwide for dine-in, Curbside® pick-up, take-out, drive-thru, and delivery. This is also available via GrabFood, foodpanda, and LalaFood.  All Yellow Cab stores comply with proper operating guidelines to ensure you get our signature products as safely as possible. Stay safe!    For more information, visit  

Online platform food delivery app foodpanda launches 12 surprises of Christmas

October 11, 2020

foodpanda's biggest promo ever! The upcoming Christmas Holiday Season is now starting to reverberate into the minds and spirits of Filipinos as stores start to display decors, Christmas lights, toys and all other gift items we can send to loved ones on Christmas day. Even radio stations also signal the start of the traditional spirit of Christmas with Christmas songs flooding the airwaves. Online food delivery platform foodpanda also feels the Christmas fever starting to call the attention of Filipinos who always love to celebrate the Yuletide's funfare and merry making. The company is also launching its biggest promotion ever to date, starting on October 11 until October 30, 2020. With its promotion this Holiday Season dubbed as "Kumukutikuti-TAP with foodpanda's 12 Surprises of Christmas, big prizes await the lucky winners, and this will be raffled every week. Prizes include gaming packages that will surely amaze foodpanda's loyal patrons.   More than the feasts, lights or gifts, it is the Christmas spirit that truly makes the Filipino Christmas uniquely special and beautiful. No challenge can ever dampen the merry that Christmas brings. To usher in the holidays, foodpanda will lighten up the nation with kumukutikuti-TAP: Isang Dosenang Pamaskong Hatid ng foodpanda (12 Surprises of Christmas). For the next 12 weeks starting this October 11, foodpanda will launch weekly surprises for everyone. Kicking off the celebration is foodpanda’s biggest promotion to date. Get a chance to win the hottest gadgets in gaming, entertainment and foodpanda vouchers. Here's how it works:   1.foodpanda is giving away P500 foodpanda vouchers to 1,200 users weekly. Whether you’re a gamer or just someone who wants to be entertained in style at home, you can count on it that you’ll enjoy what we have in store for you. Here are the other exciting prizes what you can win: Week 1. 12 winners of “Casual Gaming Package” which includes a PS4, PS VR Headset, PS camera, PS move controllers and gift certificates for PS4 games Week 2. 12 winners will sing happy tunes this Christmas with the “Music Package” which includes an AirPod Pro and an iPad Pro 128 GB. Grand Draw. 12 winners will celebrate with the “Ultimate Gaming Package”. foodpanda ambassador and celebrity gamer Alodia Gosiengfiao personally picked the gaming rigs included in the set which consists of a whopping collection of monitor, CPU, headset, mouse, and gaming chair. Another 12 winners of an “Ultimate Entertainment Package”, which includes a Samsung 4K 65” TV, a Samsung Soundbar 5.1 Channel, and a Bose Home Bluetooth Speaker. 2. How to join? From October 11-31, order in foodpanda restaurants, pick-up or shops with only a minimum order of Php299. Use the voucher code MERRYGALO on checkout. Each order using the voucher code is equivalent to one entry. The more entries, the higher chances of winning. Winners will be randomly drawn for the weekly prizes. All entries from Oct.11-31 are entitled to win in the Grand Draw. Watch out for more surprises from foodpanda through foodpanda's Facebook and Instagram pages.--- Ride on the fun and excitement, download the app today and be a part of foodpanda’s week by week Christmas Season surprises.  

Five Viva-produced shows to debut on TV5

October 6, 2020

On the last quarter of 2020, Viva Entertainment continues to keep the happiness of the mass viewers its first priority, hence comes its partnership with the Kapatid Network, TV5.     First to emerge from this partnership are five new dynamic shows from CignalTV and SariSari produced by Viva from TV5 to bring cheer, excitement and inspiration to people of all ages, especially in these trying times.   “Masked Singer Pilipinas”, to be hosted by Billy Crawford, is set to premiere on October 24 at 7 PM on TV5 Primetime block.  Based on the hit South Korean Show, “King of Mask Singer”, which has also been adapted in the US, this show will put you in awe of the show-stopping performances of celebrity contestants concealed in masks and costumes.  Every week, our celebrity judges: Cristine Reyes, Kim Molina, Matteo Guidicelli, and Aga Muhlach will give their ratings that could eliminate and unmask one of the highly confidential masked celebrity singers.      “Ghost Adventures”, the high-rating comedy-horror series, returns for a second season to  pump up your mood every Saturday, starting October 31. Par Jack (Benjie Paras), the country’s famous ghost whisperer, continues to help ghosts cross over to the after life.  But someone in purgatory feels threatened by Par Jack’s abilities and vows to keep him from succeeding in his mission. Empoy Marquez and Kylie Verzosa join Paras in this amazing adventures.   “Bella Bandida” will be the new superhero to promote women empowerment as she fights all kinds of injustices.  Starring Ryza Cenon, this is going to be her first title role after her remarkable portrayal of characters such as Georgia Ferrer on Ika-6 na Utos, Aubrey Hidalgo on Ang Probinsyano, and Jessie de Leon-del Fierro on The General’s Daughter.  Starting November 23, follow the story of how Bella Bandida gets to acquire super powers that will help her take down bad elements in the society. This is loosely based on Francisco V. Coching’s comic book of the same name.     Back in the year 2000, Master Director Erik Matti kept audiences awake with terrifying tales in a show called “Kagat ng Dilim”.  This year, critically-acclaimed directors Richard Somes, Lawrence Fajardo, Paul Basinillo and Rae Red are guaranteed to quench your thirst for some jump scare experiences with every dark tale that will feature Filipino folktales, myths, creatures and urban legends.  “Kagat ng Dilim” also premieres on November 23.     Last but not the least on the list of Viva’s first 5 on TV5 is “Onstage”, where you can relish the moments that made history in the concert scene.  Catch your favorite artists perform their hits and more!   Some of the titles to look forward to are: Anne Curtis’s “Anne Kapal Forbidden Concert”, “Revolution: The JaDine Concert”, “The Crew: Billy Craword, Sam Concepcion and James Reid”, “Playlist”, “SiKat Ako: Katrina Velarde Concert”, “Martin & Side A”, Martin Nievera 3D, Martin Nievera and Sarah Geronimo’s “What Love Is?”, and more Sarah G’s concerts, such as “In Motion”, “The Next One”, “From The Top”, and “The Great Unknown”   Viva and TV5 will take their winning collaboration all the way to year 2021 with another eight exciting shows!   Viva, being the undisputalbe star maker that aided Sarah G in becoming the Popstar Royalty, will launch the second season of “Born To Be A Star.  The show aims to find the next multimedia performer who will be recognized globally.   Janine Teñoso, who is now known as OST Princess, is a product of the show’s first season.     “Puto”, the well-loved Pinoy character popularized by Herbert Bautista in the 80s, will be given a new life that suits the modern times.  This fantasy comedy series will follow Puto’s adventures with three dwarfs who can grant him three wishes.   “Republika Origins”, based on a graphic novel by Epik, will introduce us to Liway and Nario characters that come from the lineage of various national heroes and possess special powers. Together, they embark on a journey of finding other descendants of heroes to prepare themselves for a big war that's about to happen.   Five of the said eight shows are going to be local adaptations of record-breaking foreign shows.     “The Wall”, a game of chance produced by Lebron James, will provide a rollercoaster of emotions during the gameplay and will capture human drama in the end.   “1000 Heartbeats”, a game show that originated in the UK, will test how much pressure a contestant can handle.  1000 heartbeats will be the time limit to answer a series of questions ranging from general knowledge, sequencing, mathematical problems, and more.  The electronic heart-rate counter worn by the player will determine if he/she has run out of heartbeats.        “Encounter”, a romantic-drama series, will revolve around a woman’s efforts to move on from her failed marriage, finding a new love prospect, only to face another conflict.    “Ninja Kids”, an action-adventure series, will bring together teenage online gamers who face  a formidable threat in real life. Now, they must level up their game from online to actual combat.   With this powerful lineup of programs, this partnership between Viva and TV5 will surely be a blast this year and the years to come.


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