Tanggulang Demokrasya to file petition in Congress to adopt "People's Draft"

September 21, 2021

Tanggulang Demokrasya, a people's organization that seeks to defend democracy, by pursuing electoral reform and advocating system change, announced this week that their group is set to file a petition in the Lower House to adopt the "People's Draft. In a press statement, the group said the draft constitution called the People's Draft has been silently making the rounds through social media for many years now. The group said they have become popular among those pushing for constitutional reforms in the country. Lawyer Dindo Donato, general counsel of Tanggulang Demokrasya (TanDem), the lead proponent of the People's Draft said their petition, which is to be filed in both houses of congress, seeks action from the lawmakers to deliberate, approve, adopt and endorse the draft to the Commission on Elections for the conduct of a plebiscite "simultaneous with the national and local elections” next year. “Tandem has sought the advice of many groups and individuals in writing this draft for many years. We now believe we have a draft that best reflects the reforms our people desire for their future,” the lawyer said. There are several moves to reform the constitution already resulting in several drafts in the past. Most recently, there are the Bayanihan Draft written by a constitutional committee formed by President Rodrigo Duterte, and the PDP Laban Draft written by members of the political party to which the President belongs. However, Donato said, the People’s Draft is the only one that claims to be crowd-sourced, having gone through different revisions over the years from comments and suggestions from “crowds.” The People’s Draft is also the only one that comes from the ground up, meaning it is not initiated by government officials or institutions but by ordinary people, hence its name. ###

Stock up and Save on Your Essentials with pandamart

September 17, 2021

Pantry staples, fresh & frozen items, household products, and your favorite snacks are just a click away! Stay safe at home and stock up on your essentials by ordering your groceries and having them delivered in as fast as twenty minutes to your doorstep with pandamart. Choose from the wide array of items to fill your pantry, beauty, and home aid needs and order them with just a few taps on the app. Get your fresh items and other ingredients without any hassle so you can plan your daily meals ahead or when you suddenly run out. You can also order your stash of snacks for the weekend or make sure that you don’t run out of cleaning and disinfecting products to keep your home clean and safe. Of course, you can also add in your cravings of the moment such as chocolates, cold drinks, and ice cream! Check out what these smart shoppers are stocking their virtual grocery cart: Cooking Ingredients: “I don't remember the last time I went to a grocery ‘cause I've been too scared. Thankfully @foodpanda_ph has pandamart. They offer on-demand delivery for daily essentials like my grocery! It's pretty quick too, got here in 30 minutes!” - Ava Daza (         View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by foodpanda Philippines (@foodpanda_ph)   Breakfast and pantry essentials: “There are so many good deals on the app and there's a variety of products and brands to choose from. What I like best is it doesn't require me to pay for the shopper fee!” - Gwen Serrano ( ”foodpanda's pandamart offers quick, on-demand delivery service of daily essentials such as groceries, fresh produce, household essentials, beauty products, and over-the-counter medication. pandamart doesn’t charge a shopper fee which is a major delighter for me.” - Dette Zulueta ( Snacks: “I got my groceries delivered within 20 minutes without a shopper fee. It's so convenient and safe.” - Maebel Chan ( “Essentials and Groceries can now be delivered in as fast as 20 minutes. ✌🏻😮‍💨 I guess we're not driving today thanks to Pandamart 👌🏻🐼” - DG Razon ( Moms’ Picks: “Check out pandamart! They have a variety of grocery items to choose from and it is very convenient to use.” - Kal Calaquian ( “Hesitant to go outside to buy your essentials because of this pandemic? Don't worry mare @foodpanda_ph (PANDAMART) got your back! All your essentials like snacks, beverages, and dairy products are just a tap away at pandamart!” -Jean Musa (           View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by foodpanda Philippines (@foodpanda_ph)   Fresh Ingredients:         View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by foodpanda Philippines (@foodpanda_ph)   Health and Wellness:         View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by foodpanda Philippines (@foodpanda_ph)         View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by foodpanda Philippines (@foodpanda_ph)   Ice Cream:         View this post on Instagram                       A post shared by foodpanda Philippines (@foodpanda_ph) You can also save as you shop by using pandamart’s vouchers that you can add upon checkout. Key in STOCKUP100 to get P100 off with a minimum order of P1000, STOCKUP150 for P150 off with a minimum spend of P1500, and STOCKUP200 to get P200 off for a minimum spend of P2000. The promos are valid until September 30, so stock up now! “We are always looking for ways to make grocery shopping more convenient for our customers. By offering our promo codes for bulk buying, we want to help them make sure that they don’t miss out on anything from their essentials list while they shop safely from their homes,” says Daniel Marogy, foodpanda Managing Director. Get your groceries delivered conveniently and safely in 20 minutes with pandamart. Tap mo na ‘yan and enjoy big discounts on your bulk buys! For more information about pandamart promos, visit foodpanda Instagram and foodpanda Facebook. ###

Five Things to Look for in a Retail ERP System

September 13, 2021

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems were initially designed for companies in the manufacturing industry to manage their production processes and integrate them with the rest of operations. These management integrations, however, are also valuable to other types of businesses so the system has been adapted for different kinds of business operations. Retail ERP systems are configured to address the particular needs of retail setups, which tend to be more focused on sales and customer management. Retail operations often involve multiple sale locations, a wide inventory of products sourced from different suppliers, and hundreds of customers. Additionally, the popularity of online shopping has further increased the reach of retail operations and emphasized the importance of having adaptable and efficient business processes. If you have a retail company and are looking to improve your processes, investing in a retail ERP system is the logical next step for your business. To ensure that your choice of software is up to par with retail systems Philippines businesses use, check that it can support these important retail process integrations. Accounting Software Integration Accounting is a basic operation in any organization. Its ability to properly manage the company’s books and finances is dependent on access to timely and accurate information on its sales and purchases. Current accounting systems run on software instead of a manual accounting process because this minimizes the margin for errors. A good retail ERP system should be able to integrate with your accounting software so there’s no need to transfer the data from your accounting system to the ERP. This makes the data collection efficient and its reporting accurate. It also enables access to the most up-to-date information as the data is collected from all points of operations in real-time instead of having to wait for the different units to make their reports. Inventory Management Retail operations usually have a wide variety of products that they may source from different suppliers. Inventory is stored at the main warehouse before being delivered to various retail locations. Apart from physical in-store displays, retail businesses may also have to allot inventory for online selling. Managing stocks can be tricky with a big inventory list and having the products in different locations, so the retail ERP system should be able to keep track of the location and quantity of all retail products. It should also store information about product expiration dates and shelf lives so that store promotions can prioritize these items and ensure inventory movement. Good inventory management can also help your business identify when stocks are running low or products are high in demand. The retail ERP consolidates this data with sales and financial records so you can forecast demand and adjust supplier orders accordingly. POS System Integration In physical stores, these machines are operated by a cashier who punches purchases and collects payments, but an entire point of sale (POS) system is actually triggered by these operations. Most POS systems are fitted with a barcode scanner so that the sold goods can be accurately tracked for price, applicable discounts, and inventory levels. Once scanned, the POS creates a record of the transaction to reflect on sales and removes the purchased items from the store’s inventory. This helps to ensure that the numbers are accurate and are reported immediately to the ERP, as opposed to being manually counted at the end of the day. The retail ERP system also allows the store to better assist customers by being updated on stock availability and resolving issues they may have with their purchases. Customer Relationship Management Depending on the scale of retail operations, a single store can have hundreds of customers. A good retail ERP system helps your business serve them better by building a customer database that includes their profiles and purchase history. With this information, you can create relationship programs that reward customer loyalty and enhance their shopping experience. This encourages continued patronage of your business and also gives you marketing insights for your products and services. E-Commerce Integration Retailers cannot afford to skip having an online sales portal for their operations. These electronic commerce or e-commerce integrations can be hosted on your own platform or as part of a larger online marketplace. Whatever platform you decide to use, your retail ERP software should be able to integrate that into your system so that you can also track online transactions for sales and inventory updating. This also helps you preserve the customer’s positive experience of your brand through different sales channels, which increases customer satisfaction and gives your company a competitive advantage. Investing in a retail enterprise resource planning system helps your company remain competitive and bring better value to your customers. A good retail ERP system should be able to adapt to your company’s growing needs and provide a seamless solution that makes doing business easier. The key lies in being able to collect all your data in one place, so you can see the whole picture and utilize resources appropriately.

Quarantine Recipe Ideas from “Foodies of Instagram”

September 10, 2021

Proof that healthy can still be deliciously affordable If there’s one thing that this pandemic has taught many home cooks, it’s that you can never have too many non-perishables in the pantry. Take, for instance, these foodies of Instagram: they prove that stocking up on high-quality ingredients like Doña Elena Olive Oil elevates and adds variety to their everyday meals! Check out these recipe inspirations which are most likely to provide you and your family a different taste of the quarantine life:    10 MIN RECIPES WITH 200 BUDGET OR LESS   If running low on budget and looking for a meal that’s ridiculously easy to make, try this Grilled Cream Dory. Not only does this recipe pair seamlessly with other kinds of fish such as tilapia or bangus, it also utilizes any type of herbs that have been sitting in your pantry. With the help of a little salt, pepper, and Doña Elena Pure Olive Oil, this dish will be your next go-to when looking for a savory pair with stir-fry veggies.   Grilled Cream Dory   Say goodbye to store-bought dips and spreads, these recipes are easy to throw together and got your cravings covered! Herb Bread   Spinach Dip   20  MIN  FANCY RECIPES FOR 300 EACH   If looking for something a little bit special for the weekend, try these hassle-free but fancy dishes. Plus, they’re proof that all three variants of Doña Elena Olive Oil not only adds a level of sophistication to various dishes, but it also provides a big payoff in terms of taste and flavor. Olive Oil Garlic Tuna Pasta Lemon Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Pasta   Pasta Arrabiata   30 MIN NEXT-LEVEL RECIPES FOR P400 BUDGET EACH   It’s no surprise that chicken is a great ingredient to have 24/7, but it doesn’t mean it has to be boring.  All these recipes utilize Doña Elena Pure Olive Oil for an umami-rich and ultra-flavorful meal! Break out your comfort zone as these hearty chicken recipe ideas are your ticket to sprucing up lunch or dinner and everything in between. Chicken and Mushroom Salpicao Chicken Pesto Pizza   40 Cloves Garlic Chicken Chimichurri Chicken Travel through food with these Spain and Italy-inspired recipes.  Cooking these dishes in big batches provide the convenience of a fancy meal that you can reheat anytime from the fridge. A mélange of colorful veggies and plenty of herbs, these recipes are bathed in Doña Elena Pure Olive Oil for a burst of flavor in every bite. Arroz Ala Cubana Focaccia Bread While the challenge of quarantine is no easy feat, being stuck at home provided an opportunity to become a different kind of home cook:  make more meals that are efficient, not too complicated, and of course, affordable. Thanks as well to Doña Elena Olive Oils that are packed with Vitamins E and K, antioxidants, and monounsaturated fats, these recipe ideas yield flavorful and nourishing meals for the whole family. Doña Elena Olive Oil is available in all groceries and supermarkets nationwide. Buy online at, Lazada, and Shopee.

foodpanda Helps Riders on the Road to Success

September 8, 2021

The road to success is never easy, but two foodpanda riders show that with grit and determination, you can reach your dreams. Bernardo Paderan and Junifer Dimaano are two of the delivery riders who take to the streets every day in order to earn their livelihood. While ensuring a smooth and efficient delivery service for their customers, they are also in pursuit of a dream, which they were both able to accomplish this year – obtaining their college diplomas.  Against the odds Bernardo Paderan is 31 years old, married with two children. He had to stop schooling after graduating from high school because his parents could not support his studies. He worked at several factories as a production worker. With a more stable schedule, he saw an opportunity to enroll in a BS Information Technology Course at Access College in 2017.   There were still challenges, though, because he only had a bike which he would use to go to work and to his classes afterwards. “Nakikiusap na lang ako sa professor at nag-aadvanced studies,” he recalls.   He and his wife decided to invest in a motorcycle and he took on a job as a foodpanda rider in 2019 because it would fit his schedule better. “I was able to manage my time better, kahit kayod pa din.  Ang shifts ko before or after ng classes” he said.   The hard work paid off and he has recently graduated Cum Laude of his batch. He has this advice for those who are undergoing challenges: “Huwag silang tumigil sa gusto nila mangyari. Kung may problema ka, harapin mo, huwag mong iwasan. Laging may paraan para dyan.”   Called to action   Junifer Dimaano had a good start back in their province of Ozamis, but when he moved to Manila at 18, it was the beginning of the turn of events in his life.   He lived with the family of his best friend for many years while working as a fast-food crew. At the same time, it was a period in his life when he realized he needed to make up his mind about his future, “Yung mga kaklase ko nung high school nakikita ko magaganda na ang buhay kasi nakapag tapos na sila.” On a whim, he enrolled in a Hotel and Restaurant Management course at Access College.   He was already struggling to meet the tuition so he thought of applying as a foodpanda rider. “Third year, First Sem ko na noon. Kinausap ko ang mga foodpanda riders na nagdedeliver sa amin tapos may nagpadala sa akin ng application form. Ang laking tuwa ko nung natanggap ako,” he says.   “Nagulat ako na one-week pa lang akong rider ng foodpanda, naka-ipon ako ng pambili ng sarili kong bike!” He had enough to cover his tuition and living expenses with his new job, and he also had more time to study. “Since online naman ang classes, nag-aaral ako habang nag dedeliver. Mababait pa ang mga deliveries ko, kasi kapag sinasabi ko na mage-exam lang ako pumapayag sila.”  He returns the favor by making sure that his customers are happy with his service.    Now that he has finished his studies as part of Batch 2021, he looks back at all the challenges that he had to go through, and savors the sweet taste of success. “For those who are still struggling with life, he says, “lumaban ka lang ng patas sa buhay, huwag ka mag-isip na gumawa ng masama. Samahan mo lang ng sipag at tiyaga at gagabayan ka ng Diyos.”        Partner in success “We are inspired by Bernardo and Junifer who are among our riders who continue to strive for greatness amidst hardship. We are happy to have been part of their success stories,” says Daniel Marogy, Managing Director of foodpanda Philippines. “foodpanda will continue to provide opportunities for those who aspire to do the same.”   foodpanda is immensely proud of the accomplishments of its two riders and is giving them graduation gifts of brand-new cell phones from its fleet partner Realme.   

Which foodpanda deal are you?

September 2, 2021

Sometimes there’s just too much work to be done and not enough time to do them. foodpanda offers the convenience of fast and efficient delivery so you won’t have to worry about mealtimes even if you are busy. What’s more, there are deals and discounts on deliveries that are available every day to satisfy your food cravings. Which foodpanda deal is your ideal match? Take this quiz and find out!         Question 1: What’s the first thing you do in the morning? a.    Hit the snooze button five times. b.    Check my meetings for the day. c.    Decide what to eat for breakfast. Question 2: Which K-Pop Group do you wish to spend 24 hours with? a.    BTS because they made me love myself (and my “me time”). b.    Black Pink because of their powerful swag, luxury, and fashion. c.    Super M because their performance and songs are full of unexpected surprises. Question 3: What do you want to eat for breakfast? a.    Any silog meal b.    Coffee and a pastry c.    A healthy cereal Question 4: How do you like to spend your free time? a.    Chilling with my family and friends. b.    Scheduling my next free time. c.    Practicing my photography skills for my next trip out of town.       Question 5: What’s your favorite drink? a.    Milk tea for sharing with my sibs! b.    Coffee to keep me awake. c.    A cocktail that I mixed myself. Question 6: What are you ordering for lunch? a.    A big meal for the fam! b.    A sandwich that’s loaded with everything c.    I’ll try the bestsellers from the new restaurant everyone is talking about. Question 7: How do you end your day? a.    Chatting with my friends about our favorite KDrama Oppa. b.    Planning on what to work on next. c.    Catching up on the latest trending news here and abroad.   Mostly A’s: You are laid back and love spending quality time with the people who matter to you the most. Because you love bonding over good food, the Super Sundays Deals from foodpanda can make your weekend bonding even better with up to 50% off on your favorite comfort food items, so you order more to share!    Mostly B’s: You are always on-the-go and looking for convenient ways to complement your lifestyle. Jumpstart your week with foodpanda’s Mega Mondays deals of up to 50% off to enjoy your favorite dishes while staying within your budget.    Mostly C’s: You can’t wait to explore the world again, and while you’re staying home, you love taking your palate on new food adventures. foodpanda’s Epic Deals will bring different cuisine choices to your doorstep at up to 50% off, so you can take a taste trip in the comfort of your home.            foodpanda offers great deals every day to help you make affordable choices that fit your lifestyle. Whether it’s food bonding with the fam for Sunday lunch, fueling yourself for the week ahead, or simply craving to try something new, foodpanda has deals and discounts ready for you. Kaya tap mo na yan and enjoy having your orders delivered safely and efficiently by friendly foodpanda riders. For more information about foodpanda’s Super Sundays, Mega Mondays, and Epic Deals, visit foodpanda Facebook and foodpanda Instagram pages today.       


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