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PROMO ALERT: ONLY THE FINEST FOR OUR HEROES

August 29, 2020

Celebrate empowering everyday heroes this long weekend with Yellow Cab’s Only The Finest For Our Heroes promo!  Get a FREE regular Charlie Chan or 4 pieces of original Hot Chix for every order of 12-inch New York’s Finest pizza, starting at just P735.   Promo runs from August 27 to October 31, 2020. This limited time offer is available in participating Yellow Cab stores nationwide for dine-in, Curbside® pick-up, take-out, or delivery. 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 https://www.facebook.com/YellowCabPizzaOfficial.

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WHAT MOMS LOOK FOR IN CHOOSING THE RIGHT GROWING-UP MILK FOR THEIR KIDS

August 28, 2020

Every mom’s goal is to support their kids with good health, proper growth, and mental development. It’s hard do it alone but with the right growing-up formula milk—the goal is attainable. Wyeth Nutrition™, manufacturer of PROMIL® FOUR, partnered with the world’s biggest e-community of shoppers – the Home Tester Club (HTC) - to find out what moms look for in choosing the right growing-up milk for their kids. Home Tester Club strongly advocates helping people make informed purchases by sharing real product experiences. It promotes responsible and sensible shopping through shared conversations and reviews among its members, which consists of shoppers across all ages and product categories. Last November 2019 to January 2020, HTC conducted a survey among 335 moms (from 20-45 years old, with kids 3 to 7 years old located in Metro Manila) to compare PROMIL® FOUR with other milk brands in a ‘blind’ test and taste engagement.  Results reveal that 9 out of 10 Home Tester Club moms would switch to PROMIL® FOUR after trial for its taste. Rina, a mom from Makati City, shares that PROMIL® FOUR’s right amount of sweetness is what her kid loves the most. “As compared to other brands, it provides the exact amount of taste for my kid without needing to add sugar. I have tried other brands of growing-up milk and I didn’t like how they were very sweet”. Melody, mom to Ava, echoes the concern of most moms about sugar content. “We’ve been looking for a milk formula with less sugar. From my observation, the used glass of [PROMIL® FOUR] milk didn’t attract ants. It also tastes healthier, so I decided that this is the milk that I will give my daughter.” Maylene couldn’t be happier that Thea, her daughter, finds PROMIL® FOUR not too sweet and really has the milky taste that is just right for the taste buds of kids. Aside from the taste, mommy respondents agree that another important factor for them in choosing the right milk is the nutrients found in the product. Jenny shared that her daughter Sherra usually drinks a glass of milk when she gets home from school. At first, her daughter was not enthusiastic when she tasted PROMIL® FOUR. However, it changed after a few more tries, and now her daughter loves it. According to Jenny, “It’s a good transition for me because PROMIL® FOUR offers more nutrients than the other milk brand we’ve been using. We’re sticking with it from now on.” Another mom named Carla was surprised upon discovery of the nutrient content of PROMIL® FOUR. ”Actually, it’s only now that I learned the kind of nutrients of this product. Wow, there’s a lot! I’m really going to give this milk to [my daughter] Crystal”. PROMIL® FOUR is scientifically designed with important and essential nutrients to support a child’s proper growth and mental development to help nurture the gift. In the PROMIL® FOUR Test and Taste challenge, HTC validated the survey with actual reviews of moms who participated in the activity. The result: 9 out 10 Home Tester Club moms in Metro Manila would switch to PROMIL® FOUR after trial.  What about you, moms? Test and taste your child’s milk to experience the difference yourself.

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A Delicious Return

August 28, 2020

Make your next celebration fluffy, creamy and, yummy with Goldilocks’ famous Brazo De Mercedes, now back by popular demand! Enjoy the long-awaited return of this crowd favorite which now has even more luscious and creamy yema filling! And as a special promo, every order of Goldilocks' Brazo De Mercedes cake, will come with 3 FREE packs of Caramel Popcorn (small) as a thank you for patiently awaiting its' return. Grab this special promo from August 24 -31, 2020 at select Goldilocks Bakeshops Within Luzon! For more information, you may follow @GoldilocksPH on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, or visit the official Goldilocks website at www.goldilocks.com.ph.

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Sun Life Foundation responds to pandemic challenges with Rise Brigher PH

August 27, 2020

Sun Life Financial-Philippines Foundation, Inc. (Sun Life Foundation), the philanthropy arm of Sun Life Philippines, is responding to the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic with a program that promotes financial security and health.   Dubbed “Rise Brighter PH,” the program will consist of Sun Pera-Aralan 2020, a financial management program specifically created for public school teachers, and Sun Life Barangay Health Stations which will serve as accessible sources of primary healthcare to be built in poor and distant municipalities. Each program aims to touch 125,000 lives in the next five years.   “As Sun Life Philippines marks its 125th anniversary this year, Rise Brighter PH is our way of honoring our lifetime partnership with the Filipino people and letting them know that we remain at their side in these trying times,” said Sun Life Philippines CEO and Country Head Benedict Sison who is also Chairman of the Sun Life Foundation. “We have seen Filipinos rise above trials many times over, and we are confident that together, we will prevail.”   Sun Pera-Aralan 2020   Sun Pera-Aralan 2020 is a behavior-based financial management program which makes use of the Peso Sobre tool in helping public school teachers manage their budget, extend their salary until the next pay day, and eventually lessen indebtedness. The program also provides access to volunteer Sun Life advisors whom they can consult for free, as well as a Facebook community where they can share experiences and find inspiration in their fellow teachers.    Initially mounted last year, Sun Pera-Aralan has proven effective in helping public school teachers handle their finances. Reports gathered from the initial batch consisting of 10,224 public school teachers showed that they were not only able to budget better, but even had surplus funds at their discretion when the lockdown was implemented early this year.   This 2020, Sun Pera-Aralan will be implemented in public schools in (areas) with the help of AHA Behavioral Design, Inc. and in coordination with the Department of Education.   Sun Life Barangay Health Stations   Meanwhile, with the importance of health care coming to light amid the pandemic, Sun Life Foundation, in partnership with Health Futures Foundation, Inc., will also endeavor to provide basic services to the poorer sectors of society through the Sun Life Barangay Health Stations.   A total of eight Sun Life Barangay Health Stations will be constructed throughout Batangas within the year. Each will provide curative services, as well as preventive and promotive initiatives such as immunizations, consultations, follow-ups and health lectures. A community-based health and wellness program will also be established, while local health personnel like barangay health workers and health cluster leaders will be provided relevant training so they can efficiently sustain the barangay health station.   “The Sun Life Foundation’s projects are anchored on our company’s purpose, which is to help Filipinos achieve lifetime financial security and live healthier lives. We earnestly hope that helping fulfill these needs, Rise Brighter PH will empower beneficiaries in their journey towards recovery,” said Sun Life of Canada (Philippines), Inc. and Sun Life Foundation President Alex Narciso. “Moreover, may it give them hope that despite the challenges we’re currently facing, a brighter future is still in the horizon.”

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Heated tobacco products will benefit public health

August 23, 2020

THE US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorization for IQOS to be marketed as a modified risk tobacco product is aligned with the claims of a leading tobacco harm reduction expert that the introduction of heated tobacco products (HTPs) as better alternatives to conventional cigarette will see public health gains. Helen Redmond, adjunct professor at New York University-Silver School of Social Work, said the introduction of HTPs or heat-not-burn (HNB) tobacco products will benefit public health. She noted that there is a widespread, mistaken notion that nicotine causes cancer and other health problems. “That is false,” the professor said. “The use of nicotine is no threat, because nicotine is not the problem. Combustible tobacco is … What causes health problems is lighting tobacco on fire. The combustion releases thousands of toxic chemicals.”  The US FDA, in its recent issuance, concluded that the commercialization of IQOS in the US, a heated tobacco product, developed by Philip Morris International, is “appropriate to promote the public health.” “The availability of IQOS is an incredibly important development for the millions of Americans who continue to smoke and who suffer almost half a million preventable deaths each year,” Redmond said. It has been known for decades that tar, and carcinogens found in tobacco smoke, causes the death and disease associated with smoking, and not nicotine.  HTPs are smoke-free devices that heat, instead of burn specially-designed tobacco units to release a flavorful nicotine-containing tobacco vapor. The most popular HTP brand today is IQOS—an electronic device that heats tobacco-filled sticks wrapped in paper to generate a nicotine-containing aerosol.   “Several tobacco companies have developed HNB products like IQOS from Philip Morris and Glo Pro and Glo Nano from British American Tobacco. The technology is constantly evolving and becoming more user-friendly,” Redmond said. A recent study by Dutch researchers entitled, “A Method for Comparing the Impact on Carcinogenicity of Tobacco Products: A Case Study on Heated Tobacco Versus Cigarettes” assessed eight carcinogens (cancer-causing substances) to understand the likely health impact on individuals who switch to IQOS, compared to those who continue smoking. The researchers concluded that while not risk-free IQOS is associated with 10 to 25 times lower exposure to these carcinogens, and that this could translate into a substantially improved risk profile. The study was published on May 1, 2020 in the monthly peer-reviewed academic journal Risk Analysis. Smoke-free nicotine products include electronic cigarettes or vapes and Swedish snus. Public Health England consistently conclude in its annual reviews of all available evidence that E-cigarettes are around 95-percent less harmful than smoking.   Redmond also noted that e-cigarettes and HNB proved effective in making smokers switch since they offer the same pleasure, rituals and relaxation associated with smoking. The UK's National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) concluded in its February 2019 clinical trials that e-cigarette was twice as effective as nicotine replacement treatments such as patches and gum in helping smokers quit. “E-cigarettes and HNB products make nicotine consumption much safer. In that, they are similar to patches or gums. The crucial difference is they look and feel like cigarettes, replicating the rituals and the enjoyment of smoking for people who switch from combustible tobacco—and therefore reducing the risk of relapse,” said Redmond. Redmond cited the case of Japan where nearly a third of smokers have already switched to HNBs. “HNB products have been available in Japan since 2014. The result—cigarette sales in the country have plummeted, outstripping anything abstinence-only messages have achieved” she said.

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Garmin® new solar-powered smartwatches lead the industry standard with a 500 percent higher solar conversion rate

August 15, 2020

Proprietary technology powers up the world’s first solar-powered multisport GPS smartwatch series Building on the success of the debut of its patented solar charging technology in fēnix 6X Pro Solar, Garmin today announced the extension of this technology into two of its flagship outdoor smartwatch series – Instinct and fēnix series, introducing the Instinct, fēnix 6 and 6S Solar. Unlike other solar-powered watches that converts the solar energy into electrical energy for single functions such as time, Garmin’s solar charging technology is the only watch the converted electrical energy to support various sports activity modes and health monitoring features such as heart rate, GPS, various sensors and data calculation. This solar charging technology not only brings about an overall improved power performance, it also reduces carbon emissions by up to 59 percent compared to other smartwatches due to the reduced power charging frequency. With the enhanced battery life, added sports activities and comprehensive health data monitoring, Garmin hopes to motivate and inspire users to continue their outdoor adventures and explore infinite possibilities together.  “In 2019, Garmin pioneered a breakthrough in solar charging technology, introducing the Power Glass™ to launch the world’s first solar-powered multisport GPS smartwatch, fēnix 6X Pro Solar. This year, we extend this proprietary technology into our well-loved Instinct and the complete fēnix 6 series, catering to the needs of outdoor adventurers and athletes, accompanying them to truly do what they love, longer,” said Mr. Scoppen Lin, Director, Garmin Asia.    Revolutionizing solar charging technology for increased battery optimization  One-of-a-kind Power Glass™ solar charging panel engineered by Garmin Garmin has designed an ultrathin layer of tiny conductive elements on top of a glass panel, creating a multilayer structure that measures a mere 0.5mm thick. This sophisticated structure is able to efficiently convert light source into electrical energy while maintaining high permeability so that when it is paired with a Memory-in-Pixel (MIP) display, it retains clear and full color visibility under bright sunlight.    Over 30 patents filed for revolutionary solar charging technology The breakthrough solar charging technology is achieved by using the best conductive materials to generate a peak power output (Pmax) of the solar cell is rated five times higher than the standard in the industry. With this technology incorporated in the design of Instinct Solar, it is able to achieve unlimited battery life when set to the Battery Saver mode.  Unlike traditional solar watches which only supports time mode or a single function, Garmin solar charging technology leads with a solar conversion rate up to five times higher than the industry standard, making Garmin the first in the world to launch solar-powered multisport GPS smartwatches. Continuous solar charging even in partially covered conditions When any part of a traditional solar panel no longer exposed to light, solar charging will instantly be deactivated. In the event of limited sun exposure where the watch is partially shaded, Garmin’s innovative solar panel technology has rearranged the panel’s conducting cells in a new design so that even when part of the screen is covered by clothing or covered in mud during mountain biking, the smartwatch continues uninterrupted solar charging. This groundbreaking design allows users to enjoy their outdoor activities for longer periods of time, without having to worry that their activity will not be recorded when battery runs out.    Power Manager feature to allow customizable feature management  The Power Manager feature allows the user to easily toggle the watch functions according to their usage needs for the day, deactivating unused or lesser used functions on low activity level days. This feature allows the user to adapt the device to their lifestyle needs and getting the most out of each power charge.  Instinct Solar for the rugged, outdoor enthusiast Garmin has incorporated the solar lens technology into its Instinct range of GPS smartwatches to cater to the urban sport enthusiast. With the Power Manager feature, users can toggle to the Battery Saver mode to enjoy unlimited battery life on the Instinct Solar and Instinct Solar – Camo Edition, up to 24 days in smartwatch mode indoors and over 54 days with sufficient solar exposure1.  In addition to Instinct’s list of outdoor activity and health tracking features, Instinct Solar series now also includes the Body Battery feature which analyzes heart rate variability, stress level, sleep quality and activity data to determine overall energy levels. Another newly added feature is the Pulse Ox (SpO2)2, a technology which measures blood oxygen saturation – a useful health indicator to monitor during this time of pandemic as the COVID-19 virus can lead to pneumonia infection in which the lung's air sacs are filled with fluid, leading to a drop in blood oxygen level. A sudden drop in SpO2 levels can indicate an early onset of symptoms.  For more information, visit Garmin.com.ph/minisite/instinct/instinct-solar/ fēnix 6 Solar Series – The Ultimate Solar Powered Smartwatch The fēnix 6 Pro Solar and fēnix 6S Pro Solar are the newest members of the Garmin flagship outdoor GPS smartwatch line. Featuring Garmin Power Glass™ solar charging lens and a customizable Power Manager mode, fēnix 6 Solar Series harness the power of the sun to stay on and remain performance-ready for weeks, so users will have more on-wrist time to enjoy their activities, training features, onboard mapping, music streaming and much more. Expanding the robust activity profiles included in the fēnix series, the fēnix 6 and 6S Solar Series come surf, mountain bike and indoor climb-ready. •    Surf: Using a Surf Activity profile, fēnix surfers can track total waves, surf time, total time, max speed and their longest wave. When surfing in front of a Surfline® camera, users wearing fēnix 6 Solar Series can upload their surf data to their Surfline account and later view video of that surfing activity through Surfline Sessions™.  •    Mountain Bike: Track the details of every ride with mountain biking metrics plus specialized grit and flow measurements that rate trail difficulty and how smoothly a user descends, giving a score to beat next time.   •    Indoor Climb: The indoor climb activity profile allows climbers to track their sessions at indoor facilities. Metrics include the number of routes, vertical distance climbed, climbing time, difficultly of each route and more.  The fēnix 6S Pro Solar battery performance in smartwatch mode is up to 9 days indoors and up to 10.5 days with sufficient solar exposure, while battery performance for the fēnix 6 Pro Solar in smartwatch mode is up to 14 days indoors and up to 16 days with sufficient solar exposure.  For more information, visit Garmin.com.ph/minisite/fenix/ Garmin Ambassadors Joining the launch forum are GARMIN’s most active ambassadors who brings pride in their respective fields.   David Guison With David’s active urban lifestyle, Garmin Instinct Solar is the obvious choice for him. “As a content creator I have so many gadgets with me all the time, my Garmin solar-powered watch allows me to save time and energy. I also love that I can pair the watch with my phone for a fun, seamless usage!” Garmin Instinct solar compliments David constant wardrobe changes with its rugged and reliable look. “I don't have to worry about its toughness in any kind of sports activities. Plus, it has this smart notification that makes it convenient for me to get messages anytime. I'll definitely recommend Instinct Solar to all my friends” adds David.   Gretchen Fullido A known showbiz news anchor, Gretchen is constantly on the go with her news coverage. She is also into triathlon training as her sport of choice. Gretchen finds Garmin Fenix 6S Pro Solar the best smartwatch for her active lifestyle. “This watch puts the solar energy that we originally imagined with a relatively large area into a smart surface. The power of solar energy can also support such complex functions in the smart watch. For a triathlete like me, often times our sport shirt would cover the watch and the solar charging just stops which is not the case with Garmin.” Gretchen particularly want to emphasize on Garmin pulse oximeter function during this time of pandemic, she would often check her oxygen saturation to monitor her health. “Garmin does help me with this. Even the sleep tracker and the steps tracker features help me stay active and aligned with my goals” Gretchen shares.   Nikko Huelgas Nikko has given pride to our country by bagging 2 back to back SEA Games Gold medals and a 3 times National Triathlon Champion. He is currently the Chairman of Philippine Olympic Committee- Athlete’s Commission. “Staying active during the pandemic is my utmost priority. With Garmin’s faster processor plus its innovative GPS, I can keep up with a more efficient training. No doubt that this watch is durable and ruggedly stylish which fits my go getter lifestyle. Nikko recognizes the benefit of GARMIN solar technology on his training, as this will lessen his downtime in training. “I love the extra battery life especially on how valuable time is nowadays coz of the fast paced life. This watch is lightweight that compliments in getting a better race performance” Pricing and Availability Instinct Solar is available in Graphite and Flame Red and the Instinct Solar – Camo Edition is available in Graphite Camo.  The fēnix 6 Pro Solar is available in Black with Slate Gray Band and Mineral Blue with Whitestone Band and the fēnix 6S Pro Solar is available in Light Gold with Shale Gray Band and Amethyst Steel with Shale Gray Band.  The Instinct Solar and fēnix 6 Solar series represent the continued innovation of Garmin solar technology initiative and are available from today at Kinetic.com.ph, Lazada, Shopee, Garmin Brand Stores and all authorized retailers. The complete line of Garmin solar charging smartwatches also includes the fēnix 6X Pro Solar. Suggested retail prices are Php24,995 for Instinct Solar and Php27,995 for Instinct Solar Camo Edition; Php52,995 for fēnix 6S Pro Solar and fēnix 6 Pro Solar. For more information, visit ph.garmin.com. Garmin official brand stores where you can find the Solar Series are as follows: GARMIN GLORIETTA 5 GARMIN SM MEGAMALL GARMIN SM MOA GARMIN UPTOWN BONIFACIO GARMIN ALABANG TOWN CENTER GARMIN SM AURA GARMIN SM NORTH EDSA GARMIN THE PODIUM GARMIN AYALA MALLS VERTIS NORTH GARMIN SM CITY PAMPANGA GARMIN SHANGRI-LA PLAZA GARMIN SM CITY BAGUIO GARMIN SM CITY CEBU GARMIN SM LANANG PREMIERE GARMIN FESTIVE WALK GARMIN SM BACOLOD Engineered on the inside for life on the outside, Garmin products have revolutionized life for adventurers, athletes, and outdoor enthusiasts everywhere. Committed to developing products that enhance experiences and enrich lives, Garmin believes that every day is an opportunity to innovate and presents a chance to beat yesterday. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at ph.garmin.com/news/pressroom or follow us at facebook.com/garminphilippines, instagram.com/garminphilippines, or youtube.com/GarminPhilippinesAsia. 1 All battery life numbers assume 3 hours per day outside in 50,000 lux conditions 2 This is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition; see Garmin.com/ataccuracy. Pulse Ox not available in all countries.    ### About Garmin International, Inc. Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin, fēnix, QuickFit and Instinct are registered trademarks. Garmin Pay and Power Glass are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.  All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved. Notice on Forward-Looking Statements: This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current expectations.  The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 28, 2019, filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 0-31983).  A copy of such Form 10-K is available at http://www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html.  No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed.  Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.  

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