Enjoy exciting Pokemon battles with your Jolly Kiddie Meal

Jollibee offers Pokemon fans an added reason to get excited with its latest Jolly Kiddie Meal offering – the Pokemon Battle Gear! Featuring your favorite and rare Pokemon characters – Pikachu, Tepig and Oshawott, kids of all ages can enjoy playing with these loveable pocket monsters, along with their favorite Jollibee meals.

Unleash the powers of Pikachu Electro Launcher by attaching the electroball on its tail. Push it down to release Pikachu’s high voltage ball of lightning! You can also catch rare Pokemons Tepig Fireball Blaster and Oshawott Water Cannon. To ignite Tepig, insert the fireball in Tepig’s body and press the tail to fire away. The Oshawott Water Cannon makes a splash in the battle ground with its water squirting feature. Just detach the cap found at its back, pour water inside the body then press the button and squirt with water from Oshawott’s mouth.

So hurry and get your favorite Pokemons in a Jollibee store near you with every purchase of Jolly Kiddie Meal: Jolly Spaghetti Meal at P95, Yum Burger Meal at P96 or Chickenjoy Meal at P122. Each kiddie meal package comes with its own Jolly Joy Box. The Pokemon Battle Gear is available from October 15 to November 12 only. 

Cebu, Baguio, Bacolod children makes cut of JrNBA Presented by Alaska

The best boys and girls basketball players from Cebu, Baguio and Bacolod overcame the odds to make the final lineup of the JrNBA/JrWNBA Presented by Alaska All-Star teams that will fly on October 6 to Shanghai, China to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime NBA experience.


Boys and girls from the provinces – especially those from Bacolod, Cebu and Baguio – did surprisingly well when ranged beside their counterparts from Manila. Cebu City public school students Darliene Ragasajo (14 years old) and Florence Jil Talas (14) led the JrNBA/JrWNBA Female All-Stars. Tracy Carl Dadang (14), Fritz Felix Valencia (14) and Harold Alarcon (14) – who were selected in the Cebu Regional Selection Camp – led the members of the Male All-Stars.  Valencia travelled all the way from Bacolod City, while Alarcon came from Silay City, Negros Occidental to qualify in the Cebu Regional Selection Camp. Riz Ozner Gatus (14) of San Fabian, Pangasinan from the Baguio Regional Selection Camp, also advanced to the Male All-Stars.

The players were selected in a nationwide search through Regional Selection Camps in Baguio, Cebu, Bacolod, Davao and Makati. The final 10 boys and five girls were named members of the Philippine All-Stars during the National Training Camp at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

The JrNBA/JrWNBA Davao Regional Selection Camp was also well-represented with 13-year-old Rozie Amatong of Davao City and 14-year-old Aloha Marie Betanio of Malaybalay City, Bukidnon – who travelled all the way to the Davao Regional Selection Camp – making it to the Female All-Stars.

Additionally, Elegino Chollo of Davao City was named Coach of the Year Male. The fifth member of the Female All-Stars is Ma. Cecilia Quilenderino (14) of Dalig National High School, Antipolo City. The other members of the Male All-Stars are Julian Alfonso and Isaiah Miguel Blanco (Alaska Powercamp), Andrei Philip Lechoncito, Jearico Nuñez, Miguel Rey Luis Tan and and Kai Zachary Sotto (Manila Regional Selection Camp). Arayi Ewon was named Coach of the Year Female.

They will join 90 other boys and girls from JrNBA Programs in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to watch the NBA Global Games China 2016 between the Houston Rockets and the New Orleans Pelicans at the Mercedes-Benz Arena.

“I’d like to congratulate our JrNBA Philippine All-Stars on their success. Through Alaska Milk’s Nutrition. Action. Champion. Program and our partnership with the NBA, we have been able to help fuel the basketball dreams and life aspirations of thousands of children across the country,” said Alaska Milk Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Wilfred Steven Uytengsu. “This collaboration is an important element of our long-standing Nutrition. Action. Champion. Campaign. By leveraging on this initiative, Alaska Milk was able to proactively educate families and children on the important role of drinking milk and getting into sports to achieve a healthy and active lifestyle.”

JrNBA/JrWNBA Presented by Alaska promotes the importance of regular physical activity, trains participants in the fundamentals of basketball and teaches the importance of core values, including sportsmanship, teamwork, a positive attitude and respect.

The JrNBA Program is presented by Royal Friesland Campina in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam through its Alaska Milk, Frisian Flag, Dutch Lady and Foremost brands and conducted in Singapore through partnership with Sport Singapore.

This program has touched the lives of more than 1.5 million children, parents and coaches across Southeast Asia by conducting camps, clinics, and NBA Cares community outreach activities.

For more information visit Alaska Milk’s sports channel www.playph.com and like @PlayPH in Facebook and Instagram for inspiring stories on Filipino sports fans of all ages and skill levels.

Fans can also visit the official website at www.jrnba.asia for more information on the JrNBA programs. “Friend” the NBA’s official account on LINE by adding @nba_global.

Follow the NBA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nba and Twitter at @NBA for all the latest news and updates. For all things NBA, visit www.nba.com.

Developing Pharmacy Assistants through New Technology

14500400_10208087155431970_8719903451175435187_o.jpgJohnson & Johnson (Philippines), Inc. and The Drugstore Association of the Philippines (DSAP) recently launched a mobile application called DSAP Mobile Drugstore aimed at using new technology to professionalize operations among DSAP member drugstores. The mobile app contains TESDA-accredited modules to train Pharmacy Assistants (PAs) to become professional drug attendants, including TESDA’s Pharmacy Services NC III Program.

With this, PAs will have the opportunity to demonstrate product knowledge on the medicines that they are selling, improve their handling of pharmaceutical products, perform proper product handling and control, carry out proper dispensing activities and promote health promotion, education and vigilance to their customers. The launch, spearheaded by DSAP President Alberto Hechanova, during the association’s 20th National Convention held recently at the Manila Hotel, was witnessed by Johnson &Johnson (Philippines) Retail Channel Country Director, Ms. Tina Sabarre and TESDA Certification Office Executive Director Ms Susan Dela Rama and DSAP’s National Board of Directors and more than 2000 delegates from all over the country.

The DSAP Mobile Drugstore app was funded through a grant from J&J and came as a response to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Administrative Order No. 2014-0034 and FDA Circular No. 2014-0025, which mandates drug establishments to employ personnel who has proper training and knowledge about the pharmaceutical products that they are selling. FDA aims to strengthen the Pharmacy workforce that are currently employed in drugstores, in particular, the PAs. According to TESDA’s partial analysis, roughly 40 percent of the PAs they have evaluated received absolutely no training when they were employed while a minimal number get most of their trainings from presentations of pharmaceutical companies or possibly, from medical representatives who visit their establishments.

Thus, the likelihood of errors is high, putting in danger the lives of patients. DSAP’s vision to be the prime mover in healthcare distribution; responsive to the needs of its members & adapting to the changing business climate to pave the way for continued growth and prosperity while maintaining excellence in customer servicing, the new DSAP Mobile Drugstore APP, all PAs can now access the training they need to perform their job well using their phones, thereby, professionalizing their members’ workforce.

“Technology has made skills training for both owners of the establishment and their employees very easy, thanks to the grant from Johnson & Johnson,” said DSAPs Alberto Hechanova. The mobile app is available in both IOS and Android platform exclusively for DSAP’s members.

Mrs. Bacolod Globe 2016 presents 19 finalists

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A total of 19 gorgeous married women and single moms successfully made it as finalists to the first-ever Mrs. Bacolod Globe 2016, a competition that encourages women in the City of Smiles to be movers of society and symbols of inspiration.

The pageant is a component of the national pageant Mrs. Philippines Globe 2016, a national competition established in 2012 under the auspices of Mrs. Globe, an international competition touted as one of the biggest international beauty pageants for married women and single mothers.

According to Carla Cabrera Quimpo, National Pageant Director and franchise owner of Mrs. Philippines Globe, the turn out for the first Bacolod competition is very encouraging. “Each of the finalists embodies the positive traits of a true Bacolodnon woman. Their beauty, strength of character and achievements really shine through, making each a strong contender for the national title Mrs. Philippines Globe 2016.”

“Whoever advances to the national pageant will not only represent Bacolod well but will also serve as an inspiration to other married women in the province to become better versions of themselves,” added Ms. Quimpo.

This year’s Mrs. Bacolod Globe 2016 finalists are Rosalia Jamaybay Fransz, Janice Dinorog Makilan, Michelle Christie De Castro Sayo, Ma. Irene Altes, Julie Kristie Martelino Mondia, Analyn Marie Gayatin, Mary Jean Medianero Basiano, Mae Belen Gonzales Imperial.

Also included are Monica Jeselle Pido Estrella, Jean Eyre Lobaton Salazar, Maria Theresa Tomayao Uhlmann, Felamie Lopez Demegillo, Stefannie Labis Montaner, Jinky Dequina Girasol, Kristoffersen Estrope Jison, Michelle Duyungan Boyero, Maria Althea Rose Mauricio, Irish Menente Vale, Rasha Mustafa Demonteverde.

The 19 finalists will compete in the Mrs. Bacolod Globe 2016 Finals Night on October 6, 2016, 7:00 PM at SMX Bacolod. Top actor Ian Veneracion will be gracing the event.

Candidates will be judged based on the following criteria: 50% beauty, personality and appeal, and 50% for physical physique.

The winner of the Mrs. Bacolod Globe 2016 title will win P40,000 cash while the first and second runners-up will each take home P20,000 and P10,000 cash respectively. Special awards will be given to 10 finalists including Darling of the Press, Best in Evening Wear, Most Beautiful Face, Mrs. Body Beautiful, Personality of the Year and Woman of Charity.

After the coronation, the Mrs. Bacolod Globe 2016 title holder will fly to Manila to compete in the Mrs. Philippines Globe 2016 National Competition on October 23, 2016 at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura, Taguig City.

The winner of the Mrs. Philippines Globe 2016 title will then fly to Beijing, China to compete in the prestigious Mrs. Globe international competition this December 11, 2016.

Founded in 1996, Mrs. Globe is recognized worldwide as a competition that celebrates not just beauty, goodwill, and tourism awareness through pageantry and competition; but more importantly, it promotes and supports the admirable strength of mothers by giving them a chance to reinvent and unleash the better versions of themselves, and to communicate the deeper strength of every woman.

For ticket sales updates, please like MrsBacolodGlobe on Facebook or visit www.smtickets.com

#MVPHuddle: Rise Above the Waves

I woke up earlier than usual last Saturday morning to finish my paper works so that I could ran over at Lucy in the Sky Cafe which by the way is a vintage-y an art cafe located at Wilson Circle, San Juan City.


And as always, bellas behind the BDJ Team never disappoints, I knew right before crossing the retro cafe that we’re in for something special!


MVP Huddle

The MVP Huddle is an exclusive event prepared for special BDJ supporters (aka BDJ Veterans/ MVP Bellas) and friends. It’s an intimate lunch date where we were introduced to 2017 Belle de Jour Power Planner theme – Rise Above the Wave.

Find your Ikigai


The Bella Boss (creator of Belle de Jour Power Planner), Ms. Darlyn narrated to us the story behind one of the special featured page of every Belle de Jour Power Planner – Finding Your Ikigai. I unfortunately had to go early because of a set meeting at work, but the bellas had a short activity right about finding our own Ikigai. Ms. Dar is gracious as always to allow me to had my activity sheets and sharpies be taken home.

You too can Find your Ikigai! For ONLY PHP 1,500, you already get your own 2017 BDJ Power Planner, Workshop Kit, BDJ Fair VIP Pass, and 2017 BDJ Planner Customization Service. Set your goals for 2017 and discover and develop your Ikigai, a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being” or “a reason to wake up each morning.” Join the Ikigai Project Workshop with Darlyn Ty, Creator and Founder of BDJ Power Planner, as she shows you how to maximize your planner to its true potential in the BDJ Fair at SM MOA, Music Hall on Oct. 16, Sunday, from 10:30AM to 11:30AM.

Mandala Painting


BDJ Veteran/MVP Bella, Mary Grace with Teacher Amos posing with their finished Mandala artwork.

Have a soulful and therapeutic afternoon by translating your emotions into art! A Mandala is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Indian religions that represents your inner spirit and the universe. Mandalas can even be used as home furniture or gifts for your friends! You don’t have to be a great artist to create art, you just have to learn how to feel and let it manifest. Join the Mandala Painting Workshop with Amos Manlangit, a Visual Arts Teacher and Live Demo Artist, in the BDJ Fair at SM MOA, Music Hall on Oct. 16, Sunday, 2016 from 10:30AM to 12:30PM.

For ONLY PHP1,500 , you already get your own Workshop Kit, which includes small plate stand, brushes, pencil, water container, paint palette, and use of shared materials + BDJ Fair VIP Pass, and 2017 BDJ Planner Customization Service.

BDJ Fair 2016: Rise Above the Waves

Be inspired, invest in yourself while having fun with friends and family this coming October 16 for the BDJ Power Planner Launch , the BDJ Fair at SM Mall of Asia Music Hall. 

Here are 3 ways to join! Check out the links below.


For Php200.00 only, you’ll get to enjoy these amazing brands:


  • 2 Talks of your choice
  • Access to Special Activity booths
  • Customize your 2017 BDJ Planner
  • Receive a Special Lootbag
  • and most of all, Pay it Forward to Grace to Be Born, Inc., a support group for pregnant women in crisis

Ride the waves and save the date for the 8th BDJ Fair on October 16, SM MOA Music Hall! Check out BDJ Power Planner for more activities and details about the BDJ Power Planner 2017 and latest paper products launch and follow them on their Social Networking Sites!

Official Hashtag for the BDJFair2016: #RiseAbovetheWaves

Official Website: https://ilovebdj.com

Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BelledeJourPlanner/

Official Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/BDJBuzz

Official Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/BDJBuzz





Scooping happiness at Baskin-Robbins’ new BGC High Street store

Baskin-Robbins, the world’s most beloved ice cream brand, spreads more happiness as it opens its 14th branch at B8, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig, delighting ice cream lovers around the metro.

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The newest branch of the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops features premium hard scoop ice cream, customized ice cream cakes and a full range of frozen beverages which will now be easily accesible to shoppers and residents within Bonifacio High Street and nearby areas in BGC.

“There has been a lot of anticipation for the opening of this branch so we are looking forward to bringing our extensive flavor variety and fun factor to the lively Bonifacio High Street area. Guests can expect to enjoy their usual favorites plus a whole range of new and exciting flavors.” shares Michael Dargani, President of IceDream Inc., exclusive licensee of Baskin-Robbins in the Philippines.

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To make the store opening more fun and memorable, Baskin-Robbins lined up a series of delicious treats for its guests and customers, including a special one time offer of their awesome range of ice cream flavors for just P31 all day on October 1. Apart from the sweet treats, guests enjoyed many freebies and various activities including a lively performance by the UP Dance Company, a friendly meet-and-greet with the Baskin-Robbins mascot, photo printing, face painting, a special booth called ‘Waffle Wonderland’ where guests could customize their waffles in various shapes and colors and ‘Fundae Sundae’ a booth designed for pure indulgence.

The brand’s delicious and mouth-watering ice cream cakes also attract dessert enthusiasts worldwide. Each delectable cake is made up of one’s choice of Baskin-Robbins ice cream flavors. Available in a wide variety of designs and sizes, they are perfect to celebrate any occasion — birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, weddings, graduations or just to satisfy ice cream cravings!

Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 by two ice cream enthusiasts whose passion led to the creation of more than 1,300 ice cream flavors and a wide variety of delicious treats.

Give in to your sweet cravings and join the fun with the opening of the newest Baskin-Robbins’ branch. Come visit the latest addition to Baskin-Robbins’ growing chain.

To avail of more exciting promos, visit a Baskin-Robbins store near you: Baskin-Robbins Uptown Place Mall, Central Square and SM Aura in Bonifacio Global City; Greenbelt 5 and Glorietta 2 and 5 in Makati; 2/F SM North, SM North The Block, Fairview Terraces and TriNoma Mall in Quezon City; SM Southmall in Las Pinas; SM Dasmariñas in Cavite and Solenad in Sta Rosa, Laguna. For more updates, check out www.baskinrobbins.ph or its social media accounts: facebook.com/baskinrobbinsph, Twitter, and Instagram @baskinrobbinsph.

Celebrate National Pampering Day with Nailaholics

Consider this the best excuse to give yourself that much needed day of pampering.


Mark October 17 on your calendars—because from 10AM to 12 noon, you can head over to any Nailaholics branch nationwide and get a relaxing manicure and free hand massage for free.

For many, a trip to the nail salon is a rare indulgence. All too often, work and the daily grind of busy schedules keep them from getting the necessary “me-time” that everyone craves and needs. But as Nailaholics celebrates and takes part in the country’s first ever #NationalPamperingDay, the brand hopes to remind everyone that it’s OK to take some time for yourself and indulge.

Perhaps no other nail salon in the country is better known for having perfected the art of a quick, urban pampering the way Nailaholics has. Their interiors are inviting, their service is efficient, and the promise of getting whisked away from realities of looming deadlines, to-do lists, traffic, and whatever else awaits outside the doors of this quaint Hamptons-themed escape, becomes possible—even if it’s only for a few hours.

“We get that,” says Arvin Amaro, Marketing Head. “And it’s exactly why we we’re celebrating National Pampering Day. We want to give people who need a break a quick escape where they won’t have anything to worry about. So be sure that you head over to your nearest Nailaholics branch to get pampered for free.”


Read about our Nailaholics experience here.


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