Why Mang Inasal’s Chicken Inasal is the action flick you’ll never get tired of watching

Mang Inasal, the country’s leading Pinoy BBQ quick service restaurant, is a blockbuster hit in many ways. After only 15 years, it was able to grow its number of stores to 500. The key driver to this phenomenal growth is its star-studded menu topbilled by its best-selling Chicken Inasal. Get to know why the country’s No.1 Chicken Inasal is the bomb.

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  • The meat chosen for your favorite grilled chicken is top caliber – guaranteed to be of high quality to satisfy your action-star appetite and give the energy you need for that next action-packed moves.
  • Nuot sa ihaw sarap, Mang Inasal Chicken Inasal is an explosion of flavors that appeal to Filipinos’ taste buds with its special marinade and basting sauce made of secret spices covering the entire chicken.
  • Inihaw to perfection, Mang Inasal Chicken Inasal is the result of the exciting and thrilling inihaw or grilling process that the chicken undergoes under blazing flame and ambers.
  • It is 2-in-1 sa laki, with its serving of quarter chicken being thigh and leg parts combined, to quash your hunger and quell all your cravings for a delicious and fulfilling meal.
  • Maaksyon sa sarap, it is the favorite of Primetime King Coco Martin, who swears by its 2-in-1 sa Laki, Nuot sa Ihaw Sarap.

Last but not the least, with Mang Inasal Chicken Inasal’s exciting taste na malakas ang datingmapapalaban ka sa sarap ng kainan. You will just keep coming back for more!

MILO-FCB Road to Barcelona 2018 Delegation Sent to Spain for Prestigious Training Experience

MILO FCB 2018 participants (1)NOURISHING WORLD-CLASS AMBITIONS. The MILO-FCB Road to Barcelona 2018 Delegation has arrived in Spain for a nine-day training camp and ultimate champion experience. (TOP ROW L-R: Assistant Organizer Mike Reyes, Juan Pablo S. Unlay, Carlo Antonio D. Bongocan, Dylan Theodore O. Wong, Heaven Andrei N. Teodosio, Daniel Isaac N. Cagaanan, MILO Sports Executive Lester Castillo;BOTTOM ROW L-R: Lien Dale D. Manuel, Jelena Loren I. Soon, Alexander David C. Villarosa, Breindel O. Medina, MILO Consumer Marketing Manager Robbie de Vera) NOT IN PHOTO: Tristan Ybanez


Ten deserving kids from this year’s MILO-FCB Road to Barcelona program have been sent to Spain as part of the Philippine delegation to participate in the FCB Ultimate Training Camp and Ultimate Experience happening from November 4 to 12. MILO Philippines, with the help of the visiting FC Barcelona (FCB) Youth Academy coaches and officials from the Cebu Football Association, has officially revealed the list of athletes after weeks of careful deliberation and preparation.


Selected based on the HEART values (humility, effort, ambition, respect, and teamwork) they espouse and the exceptional skills they exhibit, these 10-12 year olds represent the most deserving athletes from over 160 participants in the MILO-FCB Philippines Invitational Camp held last September 8 to 9 at the Cebu City Sports Center in football hotbed Cebu City. Two selected kids from last year’s inaugural Road to Barcelona program will also be joining the team. The diverse set of delegates come from key football clubs and communities across the country – Metro Manila, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, and Koronadal City in South Cotabato.


Nestle Philippines Vice President Willy de Ocampo shares, “The second year of the MILO-FCB partnership has been another rousing success, as we continue to advocate the importance of values learned in sports and advance local football to the global stage. We thank the local football community, especially our host Cebu City, for the support and look forward to the kids’ life-changing experience in Barcelona.”


These deserving young athletes will be participating in the nine-day event at the FC Barcelona training grounds: Lien Dale D. Manuel (Tondo, Manila), Heaven Andrei N. Teodosio (Mandaluyong City), Juan Pablo S. Unlay (Quezon City), Alexander David C. Villarosa (Cebu City), Breindel O. Medina (Davao City), Tristan Ybanez (Cebu City), Dylan Theodore O. Wong (Cagayan de Oro City), Carlo Antonio D. Bongocan (Koronadal City), Jelena Loren I. Soon (Cebu City), and Daniel Isaac N. Cagaanan (Koronadal City).


A world-class, life-changing experience awaits the young athletes who will get to interact with their peers from other MILO markets worldwide namely Chile, Colombia, Jamaica, Malaysia, Maldives, South Africa, and Venezuela. Their trip will be headlined by prestigious training sessions with FCB Youth Academy coaches, an exclusive training opportunity with FCB and Dutch national team legend Frank de Boer, a live match viewing of the FC Barcelona team, and other activities that foster camaraderie with other delegates and tour the sights and sounds of Barcelona.


“It’s an honor for MILO to be able to bring such inspiring and talented kids from different parts of the country to one of the best training experiences in the world in FC Barcelona. These young players have proven that they are champions both on and off the field, through their character and skill,” said Robbie de Vera, Consumer Marketing Manager for MILO Philippines.

PLDT, Smart unlock amazing digital experiences powered by PH’s fastest network

Unlock the Future - MVP with PLDT and Smart Executives and PartnersLeading digital services providers PLDT, Inc. and Smart Communications unlock the future with new innovative products and services powered by the country’s fastest fixed and mobile networks. In the photo: PLDT and Smart Chairman and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan leads the celebratory toast with PLDT and Smart executives and partners from ABS-CBN, Cignal, ESPN 5, Google, Huawei, iflix, NBA, Oppo, Samsung, StarMobile, and Roku.

Fresh from their latest recognition as the Philippine’s fastest fixed and mobile networks, leading digital services provider PLDT Inc. and its mobile arm Smart Communications are ushering in a new wave of innovative products & services that aim to unlock amazing experiences for Filipinos whether they are in the comfort of their home or on the go.

PLDT and Smart presented their latest products at a powerhouse event aptly themed ‘Unlock the Future’ and graced by executives, endorsers, celebrities, and partners in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

“Over the past years, we’ve been hard at work to future-proof our network and beef up our digital content and product partners. We’re delighted to present our most exciting services that are designed to meet the ever-evolving needs of Filipinos,” said Oscar A. Reyes, Jr., PLDT and Smart SVP and Consumer Business Market Development Head.

“Backed by our fastest networks, these innovative solutions will elevate the way our customers enjoy digital devices, services, and content. As we get ready to close 2018 and prepare for a new year ahead, we will continue our groundbreaking work to help empower Filipinos to enjoy an amazing life,” said Andrew L. Santos, PLDT-Smart FVP and Consumer Marketing Head.

Unlocking an amazing life for Filipinos

To establish even stronger connections at home, PLDT has introduced the new PLDT Home Fibr Google Wifi Plans, which feature a whole home wifi network system that puts an end to dead spots and ensures strong and Fibr-fast connection in every corner of your home.

New PLDT Home customers can now subscribe to Google Wifi Plan 3799, which comes with an unlimited 50Mbps connection, three Google Wifi points, and free service assistance from the Home Geek Squad. On the other hand, existing PLDT Home Fibr customers can simply avail of Google Wifi units as an add-on for Php799 per month for a set of three.

PLDT is also unlocking a new entertainment experience at home with the upcoming launch of the new PLDT Home TVolution Lite that is powered by Roku®. The new service features a plug-and-play device that allows customers to easily and effortlessly watch trending videos on YouTube; their favorite HD channels from Cignal; Top Hollywood, Asian and local movies and TV series from iflix; critically-acclaimed Netflix originals and films, and hundreds of free streaming channels on their TV.

Following their support for the much celebrated Esports and Gaming Summit 2018 and the recently concluded ‘Road to the Nationals,’ which awarded the country’s top DOTA 2 and Tekken 7 players, PLDT and Smart also affirmed their commitment to deliver the best gaming experience for Filipino gamers powered by PLDT Home Fibr, the fastest Fibr connection for lag-free gaming at home, and Smart LTE, the fastest LTE network for gaming on-the-go.

Unlocking bigger and more rewarding experiences

On the other hand, buoyed by the massive success of its Free YouTube campaign, which more than doubled the daily active YouTube users on its network and drove over 13 times more data usage traffic from customers, Smart has stepped up to unlock total entertainment with Video Every Day.

A new promo that comes with all of Smart’s GigaSurf data packages, Video Every Day provides customers with up to 1 hour of Video access daily for YouTube, iflix, iWant TV, Cignal Play and NBA League Pass – for as long as their GigaSurf subscription is valid. Smart customers can now register to GigaSurf with Video Every Day by simply dialing *121# or via the mySmart app.

Apart from these services, Smart has also announced game-changing partnerships with popular smartphone manufacturers Oppo, Samsung, and Starmobile to encourage more Filipinos to upgrade to LTE-capable handsets that come with special discounts and freebies.

Among these special LTE-capable handsets are the OPPO A71 Smart LTE phone kit, which is now available for Php5,998 (from the original SRP of Php6,990); the Samsung J2 Core Smart LTE Phone Kit priced at Php4,990 (from Php5,990); and Starmobile Play Click TNT LTE phone kit, which is very affordable at Php2,998 (from Php3,490).

To offer a much bigger digital experience, Smart also continues to strengthen its portfolio of the latest flagship devices with the data-packed GigaX Plans, which feature separate data allocations for streaming videos, as well as enjoying apps and surfing websites.

Smart offers the newly launched Huawei Mate 20 with the GigaX Plans at Php2199 per month, and the Huawei Mate 20 Pro at Php2,599 per month.

Smart also makes it easier for customers to get hold of the latest iPhones, starting with the iPhone XS at Php3,299 per month, and the iPhone XS Max at Php3,599 per month. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is also available with the Smart GigaX Plans.

Finally, in celebration of its 25th anniversary, Smart announced its biggest anniversary e-raffle promo in the company’s history, which gives customers a chance to win data packages, MVP Rewards points, LTE smartphones every month, leading up to the grand raffle on February 25, 2019 in which one lucky subscriber will win Php25 million cash! To join, subscribers need only to register to select data promos and add-ons.

Twin awards for the country’s fastest network

Earlier this year, PLDT and Smart were cited for being the country’s fastest fixed and mobile networks for Q1-Q2 2018, respectively, by Ookla®, the global leader in internet testing and analysis.

Just recently, independent mobile analytics company OpenSignal also cited Smart for providing its customers the best video experience in the country. The UK-based firm has published an independent analysis of the customer experience for video services by telecom carriers in Asia, showing that Smart garnered a video experience score of 42.2, well ahead of competition in the Philippines and well above the national average.

OpenSignal also recognized Smart earlier this year for having the country’s fastest LTE network, awarding the company with four citations including best in 4G LTE download speed; best in overall download speed; best 4G latency performance; and best 3G latency performance in its March 2018 report.

Pregnancy signs: What’s normal, what’s not?



Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. However, the experience varies/is different for every woman. While some women sail through without a twinge of a problem, others will face distressing pregnancy situations like morning sickness. Some pregnancy symptoms can be so unpleasant that you might even find yourself wondering: Am I supposed to feel this way or is there anything wrong with me?


To help you know what to expect, Christia S. Padolina, M.D. listed symptoms that typically accompany pregnancy and recommended when you need to call your healthcare professional.



Why it happens – Spotting or light bleeding during pregnancy commonly occurs during the first trimester. In fact, approximately 20 percent of pregnant women will experience spotting and, most of them will go on to have a healthy pregnancy.


One common cause of spotting is implantation bleeding, which occurs six to twelve days after the fertilized egg attaches to your uterine lining. Typically happens during the early stage of pregnancy, implantation bleeding is often mistaken as the beginning of a regular menstrual period. This type of spotting may last anywhere from a few hours to a few days but do not worry because it normally occurs to pregnant women.


When to seek assistance – Any kind of vaginal bleeding can be a symptom of a larger problem. Thus, whether you are bleeding or spotting, it is best to contact your healthcare provider and answer detailed questions about your experience (e.g. the amount of blood you’ve lost or your overall feeling).



Why it happens – Normal swelling or edema is often experienced in the hands, face, legs, ankles, and feet, due to the accumulation of excessive fluid in the tissues. While it can happen to anyone, edema is particularly common among pregnant women since the body produces approximately 50 percent more blood and body fluids to meet the needs of the developing baby. Swelling may be experienced at any point during pregnancy, but usually occurs around the fifth month and increases towards the third trimester.


When to seek assistance – Watch out for a sudden swelling in your hands, feet, and face, accompanied with rapid weight gain. This may be the early signs of preeclampsia, a pregnancy condition characterized by high blood pressure (hypertension) and increased protein in the urine. Compared to normal edema, this swelling is more severe. Contact your healthcare professional if you experience any of these red flags.


Nausea and vomiting 

Why it happens – Nausea and vomiting are common conditions during pregnancy. Although these are often referred to/called “morning sickness,” nausea and vomiting can occur at any time of the day. This pregnancy woe often develops during the first five to six weeks of pregnancy and might get worst in the ninth week. However, this usually improves by 16 to 18 weeks of pregnancy. In some cases, nausea and vomiting may continue until the third trimester in 15 to 20 percent of women and until delivery in five percent of women.


When to seek assistance – Nausea and vomiting are usually not harmful to the developing baby, but can have a serious effect on your everyday life, including your ability to work or do your normal activities. Call your healthcare professional to avoid possible dehydration, which might prevent you from gaining a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy.


Since spotting, swelling, nausea, and vomiting are common pregnancy conditions, it is difficult to know when new symptoms are simply part of being pregnant or actually an indication of a serious problem, especially if it is your first time to get pregnant. That is why it is important to talk to a healthcare professional regularly to help and guide you along the way.


It is incredibly important to ensure that you have a healthy, safe and stress-free pregnancy, especially for the growing baby inside your womb. In addition to a trouble-free gestation, you also need a maternal milk that will supplement you and your baby with essential nutrients.


PROMAMA®, a delicious vanilla tasting nutritional milk drink, is designed to support* you during pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and lactation. It is scientifically formulated with key nutrients, such as Folic Acid, DHA, Choline, Iodine and Iron, needed for fetal brain formation and development in the womb.


Try eating a variety of food groups including fruits, vegetables, grain cereal, and a glass of PROMAMA® for a strong start. With a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle, you can make sure that you and your baby are getting the right amount of nutrition critical for your baby’s growth and development.







* Together with a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

Be a #GenYesMom with Nido 3+/5+ Milk!

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NIDO® 3+ and 5+ empowers parents to say YES and LET GO of their kids, letting them explore, learn, and appreciate the real world through fun, educational, role-playing activities. Just in time for National Children’s Month, NIDO® 3+ and 5+ in partnership with KidZania Manila presents theNIDO® 3+/5+ City Challenge.

“We really took into consideration the various learning aspects that growing kids need for their age bracket,” says Missy Ayson, Vice President and Lead Consumer Marketing Manager for NIDO® Growing-Up Milks. “And with the NIDO® 3+/5+ City Challenge, we are giving parents the opportunity to develop their children’s social skills, analytical comprehension, adaptability, and more while allowing them to bond together in the process.“


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The NIDO® 3+/5+ City Challenge features a series of strategically-designed activities that aim to help parents guide their growing-up kids in performing basic to difficult tasks. The KidZania activities include the Bookstore, Window Washing, Acting Academy, Police Station and CSI, and Farm House. Each of these challenges come with three levels depending on who’s performing the task: parent and kid for Beginners, individual mom or dad and kid for Intermediate, and kid only for Expert. By going through each level, parents become more confident and accepting in letting go of their little ones, for them to slowly learn how to manage on their own, giving way for their self-help and adaptive skills to improve. A corresponding number of stamps is earned after successfully completing each level, and exciting prizes await those who can collect a total of ten stamps.

Activities within the NIDO® 3+/5+ City Challenge highlight specific learning processes important to kids in their crucial growing-up years, while giving parents the unique opportunity to be a part of it through their guidance. Socio-emotional development, for one, is promoted through challenges where parents and kids team up together, establishing good working relationships while teaching kids to manage their emotions.


Language skills are also promoted as parents and kids would need to effectively communicate with each other to complete the challenges, while cognitive skills are further enhanced through tasks the require problem solving, reasoning, memory, and decision making.

In addition, parents will also be able to aid their kids in exercising their motor skills with the various movements involved in the challenges, which range from dancing and carrying or delivering of goods, to fine motor movements such as writing.

The NIDO® 3+/5+ City Challenge will run from November to December 2018 at KidZania Manila, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.


Confidence to say YES and LET GO

NIDO® 3+ and 5+ are the only growing-up milk brands developed with Lactobacillus PROTECTUS®, featuring L. Rhamnosus which is an advanced probiotic strain that helps protect children’s tummies and helps build their upper respiratory tract defense against germs that bring about common coughs and colds. Each glass ofNIDO® 3+ and 5+ contains millions of this good bacteria, so parents are assured that their children receives the protection from within that they deserve and need.

To further boost their immune system, both NIDO® 3+ and 5+ contain Iron, Zinc, Selenium, and Vitamin C, as well as Vitamin A, B, D, Calcium, and Protein to promote proper growth and development. Not to mention DHA, a building block for the brain.


NIDO® 3+ and 5+ are tailored fit to meet the nutritional needs of kids in their crucial growing up years, packed with all the essential nutrients and more, giving parents the confidence to say yes and let go. Choose the #1 milk, choose NIDO® 3+ and 5+. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/NidoAdvancedProtectus3/

Althea Angels: The Petal Velvet Sunscreen Kit

Althea Headquarters in South Korea sent very special beauty boxes to its Althea Angels, the  Petal Velvet Sunaway sunscreen Kit.

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What’s included in the kit:

☀ 1 Petal Velvet Sunaway SPF50+ PA++++
☀ 3 Petal Velvet Powders in #0, #23, and #Pink Lavender
☀ 1 super cute Althea hologram pouch


More about Althea Angel’s Sunaway here.

The Nutrition Hero: Mondelēz International Holds Volunteer Activities for Adopted Schools

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Snacking Company Mondelēz International in the Philippines recently held simultaneous employee volunteer activities for its adopted public elementary schools in the Metro. Aided by its colorful mascot M Hero and supported by interactive lessons and games for students and parents alike, the aim of the event was to promote good nutrition in school and at home. Activities were held in currently adopted Joy Schools Rogelio Gatchalian Elementary School and Camp Claudio Elementary School both in Paranaque, and Holy Spirit Elementary School in Quezon City, and involved 150 Mondelēz International employee volunteers.


Southeast Asia’s M Hero Saves the Day!

The Joy Schools program is Mondelēz International’s signature community program in its Southeast Asia (SEA) area. It aims to empower young children to take positive steps towards their overall well-being, focusing on nutrition education, physical activity and access to nutrient fresh foods. Across SEA the Company has invested close to US$ 1 million since 2013 in community partnerships to promote healthy lifestyles in five countries under its Joy Schools program. The Joy Schools program is being implemented by Mondelēz International sites in the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam.


Leveraging on the strength of one goal, in the five countries where the Joy Schools is implemented, students benefit from enjoyable and educational activities led by Mondelēz International employee volunteers. The Joy Schools’ official mascot M Hero, encourages the students in learning about how to take care of their health. In the Philippines, hundreds of students took part in storytelling, video showing and slogan-making contests which imparted important values such as having breakfast for energy and well-being, and eating the proper food to ensure complete nutrition.


Parents of the adopted Joy Schools were also invited for a day of learning about how to serve nutritious and delicious food in their homes. Cooking demonstrations, recipe samples and games were held to show that cooking delicious and nutritious food need not be time-consuming or expensive. In fact, recipes shared featured meals which could be prepared for P200.00 or less.


In schools the Joy Schools program has its own interventions to ensure students have access to fresh food. This year, in the three adopted Joy Schools in Metro Manila, 300 undernourished students are part of a 9-month daily feeding program to help improve their nutrition. These students receive everyday a hearty meal of rice, a viand with meat and vegetables and seasonal fruits.

The feeding program has proven effective in helping improve the nutrition of its beneficiaries. In school year 2017-2018, 88% of 400 students who benefitted from the Joy Schools’ 9-month feeding program gained weight, while 80% saw an increase in height.


“We support the communities in which we operate and are focused on making a real difference to children through nutrition education and promoting their social and healthy development through play under our Joy Schools program,” explains Shanahan Chua, Head of Corporate and Government Affairs of Mondelēz International in the Philippines. “It is our hope that children receive good nutrition at home and in school. In school, we have our feeding program and supplementary nutrition education lessons for the students. We likewise engage and dialogue with parents to help empower them to do the same at home. With this, children can benefit from the increased energy for learning and overall development which we know good nutrition can bring.”



About Mondelēz International

Mondelēz International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MDLZ) empowers people to snack right in approximately 160 countries around the world. With 2017 net revenues of approximately $26 billion, MDLZ is leading the future of snacking with iconic global and local brands such as Oreo, belVita and LU biscuits; Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate; Sour Patch Kids candy and Trident gum. Mondelēz International is a proud member of the Standard and Poor’s 500, Nasdaq 100 and Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Visit www.mondelezinternational.com or follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MDLZ.


About Mondelez Philippines, Inc.

Mondelez Philippines has been creating more moments of joy by providing consumers with delicious snack products since 1963. Its product portfolio includes: Tang powdered beverages, Eden cheese, mayonnaise, and sandwich spread, Cheez Whiz spread, Oreo cookies, Tiger biscuits, belVita breakfast biscuits, as well as Toblerone and Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolates. The company employs about 450 people in the Philippines, with a manufacturing facility in Parañaque City.