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Spread Love this Feb-ibig!

February 12, 2021

  Shop the best gifts at foodpanda shops to celebrate Valentine’s Day   Feb-ibig is in the air! Make a playlist, prepare an irresistible gift, and turn your place into something delightful. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, look no further as foodpanda shops offers well-thought-out gifts for all your loved ones. Check out the perfect gifts you can get within 30 minutes or less:   Candy Corner Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey! Indulge in Candy Corner’s lovely confections. With over 300 varieties of confectionery choices, you can’t have too many Fini Triple Layered Heart Gummy (p293.25, 300g), Brown and Haley Dark Roca Buttercrunch (P344.71, 139g), or Sconza Sugar-Free Milk Chocolate (P358.80, 250g) that are perfect for your beau or your favorite child.   Human Nature An easy way to create an excellent Valentine’s ambience is with Human Nature’s assortment of choices from Health & Wellness, Household Items, and more. This shop is the perfect choice if you’re looking for care packages as a gift. Top picks are Tea Tree Oil (P295, 30 ml) for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and Human Nature Liquid Detergent (P324.75, 950ml) which is a certified favorite it's gentle and 100% plant-based foaming ingredients among many others.    Tiny Buds Baby Naturals Give a gift that is natural and full of love. Splurge on Tiny Buds’ special package such as the Tiny Buds Rice Baby Powder 50g (₱135), Tiny Buds After Bites  20g (P185), and Baby Toothgel in Cherry flavor 55g (P105).    Marks and Spencer  Even if you stay home, dress up your space and your table with Marks and Spencer’s wide selections of wines, biscuits and cookies, herbal & fruits teas, plus chocolate and malted beverages. Make a beautiful spread with wine deals of the month that starts from P495. When it comes to biscuits and cookies, Extremely Chocolate (P290) or Malted Biscuit (P80) taste like fresh out of the oven.   However, if you are thinking of preparing a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner celebration, foodpanda shops has a wide variety of stores such as Merry Mart, Liana's, and 7-Eleven which can help you prepare with utmost comfort and convenience at home.    Bonus? foodpanda is making the deal even sweeter by offering a special voucher for your Valentine’s shopping. Enjoy P50 off on your foodpanda shops order by using the code CASHLESS50 that is valid for all online payments.   This Valentine’s Day, don’t face  the stress on how to pull-off a surprise, head to the foodpanda website or download the app (available in AppStore and Google Play) to buy your Valentine’s gift through foodpanda shops while chilling in the comfort of your home with your significant other! Candy Corner Sour-Belts   Tiny Buds Baby Scar Gel    

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Youtuber Noypi Vlogger launches 1 Dollar Fund for Joyjoy

February 8, 2021

Youtuber Joel C. Escol, aka Noypi Vlogger has just launched a worthwhile cause to support Joyjoy (not her real name) survive her own crisis of not having enough milk and diapers, as well as other needs of a 1 year and five-month-old baby, such as clothing and vitamins. Enday Latunan Manita, Joyjoy's grand mother, who is taking care of her, said in an exclusive inteview that she is only a mere househelp and no other means of income - the reason that she is in dire need of help for milk and diapers to help her granddaughter survive the crisis. Joyjoy's biological mom is a victim of insanity and now living with her immediate relatives. "She is dying now since she didn't eat. That's why I have decided to get the baby with the approval of my son (the biological father of Joyjoy). It was known that Joyjoy's biological father is already living with her second wife. "Both of them are now incapable of raising their daughter Joyjoy so being her grandmother I took the responsibility of raising her. But when Covid struck the country last year, she started having problems of getting milk, vitamins and diapers for Joyjoy," the grandmother narrated.    Noypi vlogger is also known for helping the needy. Nine years ago, a relative who has triplet babies had asked for his help to find donations for milk and diapers for the babies. The father was only a farmer and their food solely depends on farming and selling some poultry livestocks. Noypi Vlogger made efforts and brought the parents and the triplets to the regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and said government agency gave the parent a large can of milk plus a $100 monetary help.    The young vlogger then assisted the parent and brought the babies at the office of Abs CBn Cagayan de Oro, a local TV network, who immediately conducted interview with the help of Joy Labrador, who was the TV reporter at that time. The interview went live the following day and it touched the heart of a businessman who then contacted the parent and pledge to supply the milk needs of the triplets. Right now the triplets have grown and they are already nine years old and turning ten. The parents were very thankful for the kindness and act of generousity of the anonymous businessman who supplied cartoons of milk every month. Harana - A benefit concert online. To support the worthy cause, Noypi Vlogger conducted "Harana for Joyjoy" an online serenade to look for donations for Joyjoy and other victims of the pandemic.      TO SUPPORT JOYJOY, PLEASE VISIT THIS FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

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pandaTODA riders share their stories of success amidst the pandemic

February 5, 2021

foodpanda is exciting... The delivery service is an exciting sector because it’s growing so fast. These days, it’s hard to spend a night at home where one can chill and chow without ordering from foodpanda. However, the huge impact it makes to the restaurant industry won't be possible without its fleet of riders. The men and women of foodpanda serve as the hands and feet of the consumers who simply want their food and grocery to be safely delivered straight to their homes and workplaces.   That’s why as  an on-demand food and grocery delivery service, foodpanda never stops to create programs designed to help its partners and those in need.  Embracing its impact on everyone’s lives beyond offering top-quality delivery of food and grocery needs, foodpanda rolled out the PandaTODA program. The initiative was designed to help idle tricycle drivers get back on the road with new livelihood and purpose.  Here, three tricycle drivers share their stories. Antonio Sarmiento There is palpable happiness in the voice of Antonio Sarmiento, a tricycle driver of 13 years. When asked if he was ready to accommodate a few questions, he quipped, “Ok lang po, basta wag lang tungkol sa babae.”               There is reason to believe that his tone was much different last March. Upon learning that they had to stay off the roads and stay inside their homes, he was left clueless on what to do next. He had no idea how else to make a living and had no choice but hope for the best.               A few months later, Sarmiento was informed by his local Tricycle Operators and Drivers’ Association (TODA) that foodpanda is presenting drivers like him with a new job opportunity as a rider. Excited, he quickly enlisted his name under the program along with 18 of his friends.               “Labis na kasiyahan po talaga ang naramdaman ko n’on,” Sarmiento says.               Making the transition from transporting passengers to food orders, however, was no small task. The biggest adjustment was operating on a much larger area, as opposed to the limited routes granted to tricycle drivers. Nonetheless, Sarmiento was quick to adjust, and is now happy and settled as a foodpanda rider.               “Malaking pasasalamat po talaga sa foodpanda kasi binigyan nila ako, kami, ng bagong hanap-buhay,” he says.   Jun Sanchez Unlike the veteran Sarmiento, Jun Sanchez was just starting his career as a tricycle driver when the ECQ was imposed.               Sanchez lived in Butuan most of his life. He decided to try his luck in Manila and took the first job available to him as a tricycle driver. But just when he was making his strides, he was told that they had to stop operations.               Sanchez spent the following months sustaining his family using the small savings he was able to set aside. And just before it was depleted, he received an invite to join the PandaTODA program.               “Noong una kinabahan ako kasi hindi ko pa alam yung mga gagawin,” he says. “Nakakapanibago rin kasi hindi katulad sa tricycle na nakasakay ka lang maghapon, dito kailangan maglakad ka para maghatid-sundo ng pagkain. Pero masaya at masarap sa pakiramdam na makitang masaya ang mga customer ko.”               Aside from giving him new ways to earn money, the PandaTODA program also afforded him the work flexibility that he has never experienced in his life.   “Dahil po sa PandaTODA, nakagawa po ako ng schedule na mas maaga na po akong nakakauwi sa pamilya ko,” he says. “Bukod po sa kumikita ng extra, mas nakakasama ko pa po ‘yung mga mahal ko sa buhay. Mas maraming family time.”   John Paul Bolanos   A mix of excitement and anxiety was likewise felt by John Bolanos when he was told about the PandaTODA program.               He was ecstatic about the new opportunity, but also nervous about the prospect of starting in a new job, under a new system, after working as a tricycle driver for 8 years.   Bolanos clearly remembers to this day his main concern during his very first delivery.               “Takot na takot po ako nun kasi iniisip ko baka matapon yung pagkain,” Bolanos says, laughing.   He clears that nothing was spilled that day, and it was a successful delivery that ended with an exchange of smiles with a happy customer.               While he was anxious about entering the PandaTODA program, Bolanos quickly learned that foodpanda has set up an efficient system that helps newbies like him ease into the program.               “Madali lang po ‘yung adjustment ko kasi maganda rin po na madaling gamitin ‘yung foodpanda app. Malakas rin po talaga ang samahan ng mga rider kasi nagtutulungan po talaga kaming lahat,” Bolanos says. “Parang nakahanap din po ako ng bagong pamilya dito.”               While life has been anything but easy for anyone in these trying times, foodpanda continues to deliver solutions to help people in any way possible. Under the PandaTODA program, tricycle drivers get more than new livelihood. They also enjoy the perks and rewards that go with being part of the foodpanda family.   To know more about all the inspiring initiatives of foodpanda Philippines, as well as to enjoy its unmatched food and grocery delivery deals and promos, download and order through the foodpanda app now at www.foodpanda.ph. Follow foodpanda’s official social media pages on Facebook at facebook.com/foodpandaphilippines and Instagram at instagram.com/foodpanda_ph. foodpanda partners w: GenSan LGU for pandatoda   foodpanda rider in CDO   foodpanda rider in CDO  

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Uplifting ways on helping out communities

January 20, 2021

  foodpanda helps local communities thrive amidst typhoon and pandemic   Year 2020 truly has been a year of ceaseless challenges, foodpanda, the on-demand food delivery service, embraced the opportunity to make a difference by delivering much-needed help to those in need. Its fleet of golden-hearted riders answered calls for help and led the charge in assisting people through various efforts all year round, from serving those affected by natural disasters to supporting medical frontliners in the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Through thick and thin, foodpanda takes care of its community of customers, riders, and vendors with its core business and Corporate Social Advocacy programs. We desire to help underserved populations and move toward economic empowerment and inclusion through equal access to every possible opportunity,” said Daniel Marogy, foodpanda Philippines’ managing director.   When Taal Volcano erupted early in the year, for example, foodpanda riders in the area were quick to respond and scrapped their schedules that day to bring immediate help to affected families. The company also mobilized relief efforts for the victims of the series of typhoons in recent months, providing relief packages to affected communities all over the country.    Moreover, foodpanda rolled out several initiatives to support medical workers nationwide who were manning the front lines against COVID-19. In April, the company partnered with restaurants in Baguio, Cebu, and Cagayan de Oro to deliver warm meals and refreshments to healthcare workers in hospitals and checkpoints. The following month, foodpanda joined hands with The Philippine Army to provide food assistance to COVID-19 response teams and frontline workers such as street sweepers, garbage collectors, waste management teams, and local government unit personnel in Quezon City, Mandaluyong City, and Taguig City.   The company also introduced the PandaTODA project to welcome tricycle drivers, whose livelihood was severely affected by the pandemic, into the foodpanda family as delivery riders. Tricycle drivers under the program were given the option to work on their own hours or be part of the foodpanda full-time. With the support of local government units like Manila, Pasig, and Quezon City, displaced drivers were able to  find a sustainable source of income  during this time of crisis.   “foodpanda raised the bar by reaching out and extending help to everyone, especially to those in need,” Marogy said. “Our goal with these initiatives goes beyond providing immediate relief. We hope to leave a lasting and inspirational impact on communities all over the country.”   Despite having achieved much this year, foodpanda recognizes that more can always be done in terms of helping people and building stronger communities. The company remains committed to improve its efforts to deliver the promise of embracing a local responsibility and a unique opportunity to be a force of good.

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foodpanda rides for a bigger, brighter, better 2021

January 18, 2021

Exciting promos and surprises await customers, vendors, and riders     Year 2020 is truly one for the books. Amidst a global pandemic and natural disaster, everyone is expecting and looking forward to a new year. Thus, this 2021, foodpanda, the country's on-demand food delivery service, promises to deliver just that (and more)!  What’s even better? foodpanda is more than ready to bring you an unmatched experience that goes beyond delivering delicious food. From a cultural shift towards providing consumers with more options, this year’s expanded services will surely take things to a cult status. Whether you’re in Luzon, Visayas, or Mindanao, foodpanda makes 2021 Over the Tap with brighter, better, and bigger campaigns-- all complete with access to deals, discounts, and surprises like no other! Brighter days ahead with our amazing  foodpanda riders and vendors Is there a greater convenience than having food delivered to your couch or your cubicle? Thanks to all partner restaurants and riders who made life easier, safer, and more comfortable.  With foodpanda, their hard work and sacrifice never go unnoticed. While it’s been an emotional roller coaster ride in 2020 that we’re ready to depart from, foodpanda starts the year with stories of thanksgiving, optimism, hope and a lot of fun. Get ready to learn more about these modern heroes as foodpanda rolls out a series of digital videos called kapanda adventures honoring their hard work, services, and efforts. Watch out for the special twist in the end! For foodpanda, this year is all about small and doable goals with a big impact both for its restaurant partners and riders. Power food that you love with better choices from lunch, merienda, to dinner No need to look further as foodpanda brings you closer to a lot of your favorite restaurants with just a tap away. Go crazy on all your go-to orders from noon to evening at unmatched discounts using foodpanda’s three new promos.   1.    Get all your favorite midday meals on a sweet P80-discount from 11 am to 1 pm using the code “LUNCHDEAL” at a minimum order value of P399.  2.    Fight the afternoon slump by using the code “MERIENDEAL” on a minimum order value of P250 from 2 pm to 5 pm 3.    Enjoy P100 off on a minimum value order of P499 from 6 pm to 9 pm by using the code “DINNDERDEAL.” The Pink Lining: We go bigger with our partnerships and activations Life will never be the same again as foodpanda has already become part of Filipinos’ new normal. That is why this 2021, be prepared as they expand to more cities, partner with bigger companies and vendors, and lastly, execute the coolest on-ground activations. foodpanda is sure to give you Over the Tap offerings so you don’t have to leave home or the office to experience an exciting catered meal you deserve.  Be sure to watch out for more thrilling promos, irresistible deals, and other offerings that will make your life easy, exciting, and more meaningful. Download the foodpanda app now at www.foodpanda.ph. Follow foodpanda’s official social media pages as well on Facebook at facebook.com/foodpandaphilippines and Instagram at instagram.com/foodpanda_ph.     About foodpanda: foodpanda is dedicated to bringing food lovers their favorite meals from curated local restaurants in the Philippines. Since its creation, the on-demand food delivery service has grown to more than 170,000 partner restaurants in more than 325 cities across 13 Asian and Central Europe foodpanda Philippines currently operates more than 50 cities across the Philippines anc continuously expanding. foodpanda is a subsidiary under Delivery Hero, a worldwide leader of the food delivery industry. For more information visit www.foodpanda.ph   How it works: Through the foodpanda website or via the new iOS and Android apps, customers can enter their address and view a curated list of restaurants and shops serving their neighborhood. Once they have found their choice, they can place an order in the comfort of their home or office, paying online through foodpanda’s secure platform or via cash-on-delivery The order is then carefully prepared by the restaurant or shop, picked up by the foodpanda rider and delivered straight to their doorstep.  

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Lagumen distributes Christmas gifts to PWDs in Canitoan

December 29, 2020

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR PWDs CANITOAN, Cagayan de Oro City - A woman leader with a heart of gold distributed Christmas gifts to persons with disabilities (PWDs) in Barangay Canitoan, this city, on December 28, 2020. PWDs received various items including sacks of rice, egg, groceries and cash during the distribution activity. Former Brgy Chairman and incumbent Brgy Kagawad Marlyn Lagumen has been helping PWDs many years ago since her barangay chairmanship days. She had always thought of giving this less fortunate sector in society part of her gift-giving and other activities which benefit the PWDs. "Maayo gyud kaayo kana si Kag Lagumen. Bisan sa kapitan pa kana siya kanunay na niyang gitan-aw ug gihatagan sa mga ayuda ang mga PWDs. Tungod kini kay haduol sa iyang kasingkasing ang mga persons with disabilities.  Menwhile, Kag Lagumen also thanks the PWD sector whose been very active in their oganization despite their handicapped. Lagumen also thanked the sponsors in this year's gift-giving project: Kaabag Lending Services of Cagayan de Oro, BDO Bank, CEPALCO and MORESCO.  "Congratulations sa tanang  Officers ,BOD and members sa PWD  Zone 5,Calaanan chaired by Pres.Junie Estilo sa gipahigayon nga gift giving sa mga members sa PWD. Sa tanang mga sponsors,donors and Canitoan Barangay Councils thank you so much sa support. A Blessed Merry CHRISTmas and Prosperous New Year to everyone." The activity was also sponsored by the barangay Council of Barangay Canitoan.

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