Friday, September 30, 2022

World Famous Circus To Set Foot in Manila This December | PR Post | MarkMyName

 Finally! After years of being locked down, Pinoys can now celebrate the holidays the old, exciting way again. This includes experiencing Christmas attractions and extravaganzas that we missed a lot! One show that should be on top of our list is the upcoming Super American Circus which will be launched this coming December, in Manila, Philippines.

Super American Circus, which recently had its Hawaii and Guam tour, is a two-hour superpower, packed fun arena show created for the entire family. The amazing show will feature industries’ world-famous acts with death-defying aerial stunts that will surely entertain everyone. 

Aerialists, acrobats, motorcycle madmen, live music, and talents from around the world will come together in this one breathtaking and jaw-dropping show to give Pinoy fans another once-in-a-lifetime experience. Details of the Super American Circus including additional attractions and performers, tickets availability, venue, and run dates will be announced soon through our official social media pages:

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SM Prime Holdings Hold 2022 International Coastal Cleanup together with SM Cares, SM By the Bay | PR Post | MarkMyName

SM Prime Holdings, together with SM Cares and SM By the Bay once again took part in the annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC), bringing together thousands of volunteers into an event that underscored the importance of protecting the world's seas, oceans, and other bodies of water. The event was held last September 17 at the SM By the Bay Central Park, SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.

A total of 2,438 volunteers joined this year's ICC, composed of students, professionals, and others from different private and public organizations. At the end of the activity, an estimated 12,158 kgs of trash, equivalent to a total of 1,613 trash bags filled, was successfully collected.

Among those who graced the event were Climate Change Commission Vice Chairperson Sec. Robert Borje, Department of Environment and Natural Resources - National Capital Region (DENR-NCR) Regional Executive Director Jacqueline A. Caancan, DENR-NCR Regional Executive Director for Technical Services Engr. Ignacio R. Almira, DENR-NCR Regional Strategic Communication and Initiatives Group Head Chris Villarin, DENR-NCR Communication Development Officer II Ariz Abad, SM Investments President and CEO and 2GO Group President and CEO Frederic DyBuncio, SM Prime Holdings Inc. SVP Glenn Ang, SM Supermalls SAVP for Operations Perkin So, SM By the BAY Mall Manager Marie Charlene Claire K. Canoy-Narvasa and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Philippines’ Markets and Assurance Executive Director Allan Cao.

SM By The Bay and SM Cares’ ICC event for this year was done in collaboration with different private and government agencies

The ICC is a yearly global event that encourages individuals to be part of the movement for cleaner seas and oceans. Every year, thousands of Filipino volunteers from various sectors and communities join the efforts to help ensure the cleanliness of the shorelines and waterways in the country.

“The International Coastal Clean Up is part of the overall SM Green Movement. As a proven responsible property developer and community partner, SM Prime’s various Sustainability programs across its malls, residences, hotels, and leisure properties promote resource conservation & environmental protection for an improved quality of life in the communities it serves,” said SM Supermalls SAVP for Operations Perkin So.

This year's event was made possible by SM Offices, 2GO, PwC, Maynilad, and International Coastal Clean Up Philippines. DENR-NCR, the Climate Change Commission, and the Philippine Coast Guard were also present to provide their support.

Aside from the annual observance of ICC, other sustainability projects of SM Cares include the Trash-To-Cash Recycling Market where individuals can drop off their recyclable waste in exchange for cash; the Plastic Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Programs which promotes responsible plastic and electronic waste management affecting our seas, just to name a few.

SM Cares is the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Prime Holdings, responsible for initiatives that promote sustainability and the development of the community. SM Cares’ advocacies include programs on Women and Breastfeeding Mothers, Persons with Disabilities, Senior Citizens, and Children and Youth, as well as the Bike-Friendly SM initiative, in addition to its Programs on Environment.

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TCL Holds A Grand Media Launch for Its Newest Innovations | PR Post | MarkMyName

TCL Electronics, one of the dominant players in the global TV industry and a leading consumer electronics, held its grand media launch introducing its new C series 98-inch TV and its new split-type air conditioner FreshIN series.

“Still moving forward with TCL’s mission of providing customers with world-class and innovative technologies that focus on giving a simpler, faster, and smarter way of living.” TCL Philippines Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Loyal Cheng delivered his opening speech to start the grand event.

Meet The New TCL FreshIN Split Type Air Conditioner

To start the evening, TCL introduced its first main highlight of the event by unveiling the allnew FreshIN air conditioner presented by Product Manager of air conditioner Mr.Bert Cheung.

A Fresh Indoor Experience. The TCL FreshIN Series is the latest premium addition to the TCL smart home ecosystem. Different from conventional AC that circulates air inside the house, TCL FreshIN Series features an all-around fresh air system that transports the fresh air from the outdoors to the indoors, helping increase the oxygen and humidity level to offer users an unprecedented intimate experience of health and care.

With the patented blue wing fresh air module generating micro-positive pressure, fresh air is imported from outdoors through QuadruPuri Filters and Heat Exchange, which creates a clean and healthy indoor environment with sufficient oxygen and comfortable temperature, regardless of the outdoor environment.

Air purification has now become a priority to consumers and the FreshIN series features a highly efficient system using QuadruPuri Filters: the fresh air will pass through 4 different layers (a preliminary filter, a silver ion antibacterial layer, a HEPA high-efficiency filter, and a high- density filter). The FreshIN series includes premium key features, such as its “FreshIN+” that will let you know when fresh air enters your room with a blue light.

Premium Cooling Air Conditioning

FreshIN models feature a high-powered Air Engine that can deliver up to 60 metric cubic meters, ensuring the best air quality for its users. FreshIN series also equipped with Temperature Balancing feature that intelligently adjusts and controls temperature fluctuations by warming up or cooling down the fresh air drawn by ±0.5°C from the desired temperature to ensure maximum comfort.

Convenience and Interconnectivity

Connected with the TCL Home App, the FreshIN series is compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa, which gives users control of the Air Conditioner 24/7 with a smartphone or TCL TV with simple voice commands.

Pricing and Availability

The TCL FreshIN is currently available in 1.0HP and 1.5HP. Suggested Retail Price (SRP) starts at Php60,995 for 1.0HP and Php66,995 for 1.5HP.Consumers can also get a chance to win this new Air Conditioner just by joining TCL Philippine's new TikTok Challenge #FreshINChallenge that will run from September 26 to October 7.

Meet The New TCL 98-inch C735

TCL also has officially launched its latest innovation, 98-inch C735 4K QLED TV presented by Product Evangelist for TV, Ms. Jean Ann Barra.

Stunning Imagery in Big TVs

Thanks to TCL's innovation and production capabilities, most TCL C and P series now include a 75-inch model. Expanding and solidifying TCL’s stand amidst increasing competition in Philippine Market, and the biggest TCL TV to date, 98-inch model for C735.

Immersive Experience with Smoother and Crisper Visuals to provide users with a convenient game experience, C735 also has an exclusive game mode function. With Game Master, C735 optimizes the display in video game use. It allows all-in-one optimization, for example, to turn on functions such as VRR/ALLM with one key.

Not only that, but through the TCL Game Bar, C735 offers users real-time display statistics, aiming aid, toolbox functions, as well as the quick setting dashboard that helps users achieve the ultimate gaming experience.

With Dolby Vision IQ, C735 enhances the demonstration of Dolby exclusive contents, by displaying a more significant number of colors, increasing contrast, and boosting brightness levels

C735 also supports both 120Hz Motion Estimation and Motion Compensation (MEMC) aswell-as HDMI 2.1 to deliver the best possible smooth imagery and audio for both TV and multimedia. The 98C735 can adjust to the content to produce smoother, sharper, and crisper motion even for sports and action-packed scenes with the help of 120Hz MEMC.

A Cinema Audio Experience at Home with ONKYO Sound and Dolby Atmos

Because it is all about immersion, TCL 98C735 TVs feature ONKYO sound with Dolby Atmos.

Acoustically designed for sound clarity and precision, ONKYO speakers a cinematic Dolby Atmos audio experience at home: whether it's intimate dialogue or a complex soundscape, every detail comes alive in rich clarity and depth, for a crystal-clear sound.


The Beastly 98-inch C735 Will be Retailed at PHP349,995 Suggested Retail Price (SRP)

TCL Philippines Brand Endorser

For the last highlight of the grand media event, TCL welcomed a very special guest, Mr. Chito Miranda, the lead vocalist of the popular Pinoy band Parokya ni Edgar. Mr. Chito shared messages and testimonials about his experience with TCL products with the audience.

As the evening’s event draws to a close, Ms. Angeli, Brand Manager of TCL Philippines, delivered the closing remarks for the grand media launch’s culmination together with a teaser of a big Filipino celebrity as the up-and-coming TCL Philippines' newest Brand Endorser.

Watch the whole event here:

About TCL Electronics

TCL Electronics is a fast-growing consumer electronics company and a leading player in the global TV industry. Founded in 1981, it now operates in over 160 markets globally. TCL specializes in researching, developing, and manufacturing consumer electronics products ranging from TVs, audio, and smart home appliances.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

TCL Elevates A Truly Cinematic Experience with 4K QLED 98-inch C735 | MarkMyName | PR Post

TCL Electronics, a leading consumer electronics brand, launched its new 98-inch TCL 4K QLED TV model C735 to Philippine customers. TCL went big in 2021 with its XL Collection of 85-inch Google TVs. The company upped the size ante again, introducing a new 98-inch this year. As a superior QLED 4K entertainment center, the 98-inch C735 is designed to deliver a comprehensive range of entertainment experiences with Google TV and exceptional video gaming performance.

“With the help of deep supply chain vertical integration, TCL has been committed to Quantum Dot Display Technology since 2014. With the exciting momentum driven over the years, now is the perfect time to introduce 2022 TCL QLED TVs to more consumers in different parts of the world,” said Shaoyong Zhang, CEO of TCL Electronics, “We are proud to say that our 2022 TV additions will reinforce TCL’s leading position in the global consumer electronics industry.”


Gaming fans are expecting more games that support 120 FPS this year, so the 98-inch C735 has taken a step further by applying 144Hz VRR, providing faster responsiveness, sharper imagery, and smoother gameplay. Whether users are competitive gamers who want to experience demanding high FPS games—or casual gamers, the 144Hz VRR displays can be a huge benefit, giving users an edge, especially in multiplayer games.

To provide users with a convenient game experience, C735 also has an exclusive game mode function. With Game Master, C735 optimizes the display in video game use. It allows all-in-one optimization, for example, turning on functions such as VRR/ALLM is done with one key.

In addition, through the TCL Game Bar, C735 offers users real-time display statistics, aiming aid, toolbox functions, as well as the quick setting dashboard that helps users achieve the ultimate gaming experience.

With Dolby Vision IQ, C735 enhances the demonstration of Dolby exclusive contents, by displaying a greater number of colors, increasing contrast, and boosting brightness levels.

Adding to the cinema experience, the 98-inch C735 supports Dolby Atmos, which places sounds within multi-dimensional space and puts the user in the middle of their favorite sport, TV, movie, or video game.

C735, with a screen size of 98 inches, also has a theatrical-level sound system. Its ONKYO sound system, and Dolby Atmos brings an exceptional immersive audio experience—letting the sound flow around in three dimensions.

C735 also supports both Motion Estimation and Motion Compensation (MEMC) as well as HDMI 2.1 to deliver the best possible smooth imagery and audio for both TV and multimedia. Enhanced with TCL’s proprietary software algorithm, these technologies ensure images are always smooth, even for sports and fast-moving action scenes.

With Google TV, it means that users will get hundreds and thousands of content options aggregated across streaming services.

Key features include:

  • 144Hz VRR
  • Game Master
  • Dolby Vision IQ & Dolby Atmos
  • 4K QLED
  • Google TV
  • MEMC
  • HDR10+
  • ONKYO Audio System
  • AIPQ Engine
  • DTS-HD
  • HDMI 2.1 eARC
  • Hands-free Voice Control

* Product Appearance, functionality, and availability may differ between countries/regions.

TCL Introduces TCL FreshIN Series Air Conditioner to Offer Healthier and More Comfortable Experience | PR Post | MarkMyName


TCL Electronics, a leading consumer electronics brand, has introduced the TCL FreshIN Series air conditioners to the Philippine market—the latest premium addition to the TCL Smart home ecosystem, different from conventional AC, which circulates air inside the house. TCL FreshIN Series features an all-around fresh air system that transports the fresh air from the outdoors to the indoors helping increase the oxygen and humidity level to offer users an unprecedented intimate experience of health and care.

For more information, please visit:

FreshIN Series is available in 1.0HP and 1.5HP models, which can complement any space.

The FreshIN Series includes premium key features, such as its “FreshIN+” that will let you know when the fresh air enters your room with a blue light. The Temperature Balancing feature avoids uncomfortable temperature fluctuations. After the fresh air is drawn in, it will be either cooled down or warmed up to match the level required with ±0.5°C precision control.

FreshIN models feature a high-powered air engine, so you can enjoy up to 60 cubic meters of fresh air per hour, which could easily deliver pure clean air for most indoor spaces.

Air purification has now become a priority for consumers. The FreshIN Series features a highly efficient system using QuadruPuri Filters: the fresh air will pass through 4 different layers (a preliminary filter, a silver ion antibacterial layer, a HEPA high-efficiency filter, and a high-density filter).

TCL FreshIN Series also features Gentle Breeze Mode with more than one thousand micro-holes to create a soft laminar airflow, offering a comfortable breeze without a harsh, direct cold draft.

Connected with the TCL Home App, the FreshIN Series is compatible with Google Assistant, which gives users control of the air conditioner 24/7 with a smartphone or TCL TV with simple voice commands.

Only a clean air conditioner can keep the air in your home fresh. The CleanXpress function reminds you when it’s time to clean and makes it easy to keep it pristine. Controlled through the TCL Home app, the auto clean function is an efficient system that utilizes water molecules in the air to eliminate impurities. And, for effortless manual cleaning, the unit is designed to be taken apart and reassembled quickly.

Key features

  • FreshIN+
  • QuadruPuri Filter
  • Temperature Balancing
  • Air Engine
  • Gentle Breeze
  • Smart Inverter Technology
  • CleanXpress Innovation
  • Smart Control (IoT)
  • Native Style Cooling
  • 360° Airflow
  • 4-Way Airflow
  • Sleep Mode
  • Fast Cooling
  • Deep Clean
  • Ion Generator

*Product availability, appearance, and functionality may differ between regions. For regional sales information, please consult the TCL representatives in your community.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

The F-Word: Three Generations of Women Share Their Views About The Big 4-0 | PR Post | MarkMyName

Manila, Philippines – Avon, one of the leading beauty brands in the world, has recently revealed in a global report that the pandemic has greatly affected how women—particularly Filipinas—perceive aging.

At an astounding 76%, Filipinas now think ageing is a positive experience and not something to worry about, with about 90% prioritizing products that provide healthy-looking benefits versus simply making their skin look young.

While the ageing experience may vary among different women, being forty can hit a little different. Three lifestyle influencers, Ayn Bernos, Inka Magnaye, and Agoo Bengzon share their own perspective when it comes to this huge milestone. 

No Such Thing As Peaking Early

Being one of the fastest-rising TikTok stars of today, Ayn Bernos seems to make life more exciting and manageable through her content. Now almost in her thirties, she sees getting older as a privilege instead of a problem to deal with. “When I was younger, I used to worry about the goals that I had for myself—getting married or having kids at this age,” shares Ayn. “But sometimes, life has other plans for you and I realized that is okay. There’s no such as thing as peaking early! I realized some girls tend to worry about peaking at their age, but thing is, you can peak at any age!”

Ayn explains that being in her late 20s now makes her appreciate being older because it brings all the life lessons she wished were taught. “We were always told you had to look young to make yourself presentable. But now, what I try to achieve is just to look healthy and bring out that natural glow that I have, which I see in the women I really look up to—if they can age gracefully, so can I.”

The content creator admits that the pandemic has helped her see a different side to feeling confident about herself. “There’s definitely less pressure now, but it gave me time to really assess who I am as a person. I want to engage more people and talk about their struggles—find common ground and open the discussion on why certain topics are okay to talk about.”

New Chapter, Same Me

It is said that life begins at certain ages, but Inka Magnaye didn’t really put much thought into it when she was younger. Now that she is in her 30s, she makes sure she uses her voice to make a better impression on younger women in her audience.

“I want to create content that makes women in my audience feel validated and seen, and that’s something that can help them feel more confident when you go and discuss topics like ageing. I want to engage with them with a mindset of pro-ageing, and usually, talking about the basics can go a long way,” explains the voice actor and top podcaster.

Inka emphasizes that goals can be targets, but they are not set in stone and that anyone can adjust, change, or simply let go of expectations. “I struggled to fit a mold, but I later realized that I can just be a version of myself that I actually like,” she recalls. “In your thirties, you have the means to be the woman you want to be, and it is liberating!”

Inka further explains that finding yourself even when you are older is a different journey but that shouldn’t scare anyone. “During the pandemic, I learned how to engage people in a more dynamic way and I saw that as an opportunity to expand the conversation about dynamic topics that women can relate to. It’s an exciting ongoing chapter, and it’s incredible how you can learn to turn negative thoughts about ageing and being a woman into something positive.”

Just a Number

For beauty enthusiast Agoo Bengzon, ageing gives her the opportunity to experience new things. “It’s a genuinely great feeling because you’re breaking the rules of what women ‘can’ and ‘cannot’ do at this stage,” she explains.

Social media has played a huge part in making sure she gets this message across. Having achieved so much already in her life—a growing family, a steady career, and an unwavering online presence—Agoo says she still wants to experience what else life has to offer, even she’s in her forties. “When the pandemic began, it changed my perspective on how fragile our lives can actually be. So I thought, why do I have to make a big deal out of looking younger when I can just look beautiful in my own terms and age?” she asks.

The beauty expert insists that women shouldn’t be afraid of ageing but rather embrace it. “It’s an inevitable passage of life, and with proper skin care you become one, not only with your looks, but also with your health. It’s definitely an investment and when you put in the work, you get the results. It shouldn’t be a chore, and if you do it right, you can heal from within.”

The Big Shift

Ayn, Inka, and Agoo, as different as they are, all agree that being the best version of yourself can be achieved at any age, even when you get older.

According to the global study by Avon, most women agree that being in their forties has changed what they strive for: from having it all to having enough.

Turns out, 76% of women in their forties do not prioritize being on top of the hierarchy anymore, but rather defining “success” as creating a balance between what they work with and how they want to live. More than half agree that feeling powerful doesn’t necessarily mean having enough money to spend, but having enough self-confidence to just be true to oneself.

With more women prioritizing having healthier-looking skin than looking young, Avon developed and launched the Anew Renewal Activating Serum, formulated with world-exclusive and ground-breaking ProtinolTM technology that offers seven skin benefits in just seven days, allowing women all over the world to embrace ageing and future-proof their skin.

With a patented and expert formulation that guarantees faster results, the Anew Renewal Activating Serum can encourage women of all age groups to be their most authentic selves – just like Ayn, Inka, and Agoo.

Follow Avon Philippines on Facebook and Instagram for more updates and shop your favorite Avon products at or contact your local Avon representative.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Returning To The Office? Never Get ‘Hangry’ by Having These Snacks and Drinks On Hand | PR Post | MarkMyName

 It always pays to be prepared when hunger pangs hit you at work!

When working from home, you can quickly get snacks from the kitchen or from the nearest sari-sari store, or order them via food delivery apps — but not so much when you’re back in the office. It’s best to stuff your bag — or locker — with ready-to-eat snacks and ready-to-drink beverages so you always have something delicious on hand. No one wants to be that “hangry” (hungry and angry) one whose energy and productivity get affected because there’s no food or drink to perk them up.

Here are some snacks and drinks you can cop from the supermarket so you’ll never go “hangry” at work:

Jack 'n Jill Presto Creams

Feel like you’re losing your focus at work because you’re hangry? If lunch can’t come any quicker, you can grab Presto Creams from your bag. Not only is this treat filling, but it can also help give you the mental focus you need at work because it’s rich in B Vitamins! This delicious cookie sandwich has a yummy peanut butter filling so you’ll surely enjoy every bite.

Chicharron ni Mang Juan Espesyal Suka’t Sili

For your mid-afternoon slump, Chicharron ni Mang Juan Espesyal Suka’t Sili is the way to go! This crunchy, tasty snack captures asim-anghang sarap in every bite and will surely push you to keep going!

It's also good for sharing, too, so might as well get the party pack!

Jack ‘n Jill Cloud 9

During particular busy hours, one snack that can help you pull through is Jack ‘n Jill Cloud 9. This can be your go-to snack during those hangry moments or those times when you simply want to treat yourself for a job well done at the office. Your workdays are bound to get sweeter with this delicious treat!

Great Taste Choco

Calling all coffee lovers! You’ll want Great Taste Choco as part of your workday caffeine selection. It’s an indulgent choco-flavored coffee that can help give you that boost of happy energy as you work. It’s affordable, easy to prepare, and totally satisfying with its delicious, rich chocolate coffee taste.

C2 Milk Tea

No doubt milk tea is one of those drinks you’ll crave when you need a pick-me-up. Happy feels? C2 Milk Tea is all you need! Enjoy it in your favorite flavors: Wintermelon, Chocolate, and Caramel. Each one is brewed from natural green tea leaves and real milk so you know it’s legit!

Universal Robina Corporation (URC) has been delighting Filipinos with its wide range of delicious and high-quality snacks and drinks. Remember to stock up on your URC faves so you won’t get “hangry” during long days at work!

Shop for URC products in grocery stores and supermarkets nationwide, as well as online via URC’s stores at Lazada, Shopee, and Zalora. Get your stash of these yummy treats so you always have something delicious on hand.

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Lhuillier Lauds RP Blu Boys Performance in Asia Cup | PR Post | MarkMyName

Cebuana Lhuillier and Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines (ASAPHIL) president, Jean Henri Lhuillier commended the phenomenal performance of the men’s national softball team, RP Blu Boys in the recently held 11th Men’s Softball Asia Cup in Japan.

“I would like to congratulate the whole RP Blu Boys team for their exemplary performance in the Asia Cup and we are very proud of them. We know that they have given their best in all of the matches. Thanks to them, we were able to showcase what Filipino softball players can do and that we can go head-to-head with other international players.”

The RP Blu Boys was able to secure a World Cup seat after placing second in the Asia Cup, following their loss against Japan (2-9).

“We are looking forward to the World Cup journey of our softball team in Auckland on November. We will surely continue our support to the team to make sure they are once again well prepared for the tournament,” Lhuillier added.

World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Men's Softball World Cup will be held in Auckland, New Zealand on Nov. 26 to Dec. 4.

Thursday, September 8, 2022

These Wais Moms Are Now Ready To Put Up Their Own Business—Here’s Their Journey To Self-confidence And Financial Freedom | PR Post | MarkMyName

Wais Moms Ruby Pagobo and Bernadette Aguilar get a fresh start on dreams for their families. 

Manila, Philippines – Continuing decades of support for millions of Filipino moms across the country, Surf Philippines, has launched the first ever online entrepreneurship program—Wais University. The program has since gained more than 13,000 enrollees for the program and counting.

Surf envisions the program to be a catalyst for change that will help Wais moms all over the country to be successful in their entrepreneurship journey by promoting confidence to pursue their own business, help better understand the ins and outs of the trade, and give a better chance with any endeavor they want to launch.

Two recent Wais University alumni, Ruby Pagobo and Bernadette Aguilar, share their stories as to how joining Surf’s online business course has provided them enough knowledge and confidence to finally start their own businesses, enabling them to dream bigger for themselves and their families.

Challenges Faced

Ruby, a full-time mom, dreams of one thing: Financial independence.“Gusto ko magakaroon ng financial freedom, yung walang utang kasi siyempre gusto ko ma-secure yung future ng pamilya ko. Yung asawa ko naman OFW, so minsan mahirap talaga.”

Bernadette, who’s also a full-time housewife and mom, is working towards financial stability and is willing to learn more practical skills that can help start her own business. However, it hasn’t been a steady journey as she admits that there are times that her family often has to scrimp so that they can afford daily needs. “Napagkakasya ko ang budget para sa pangangailangan namin sa pamamagitan ng pagtitipid at pag-una ng mahahalagang bagay.”

The pandemic and current inflation also took toll on both families. Bernadette recounts that loss of stable income and rising prices of goods have become one of the greatest challenges they have faced as a family especially when it comes to everyday needs.

New Normal, New Knowledge

Being Wais moms themselves and in hopes to gain more knowledge and opportunities to earn, both Ruby and Bernadette have signed up for the Wais University, a program launched by Surf with the help of the Filipina Homebased Moms (FHMoms) community group on Facebook.

“Yung tingnan ko po yung mga topic na idi-discuss sa webinar, pasok po siya sa negosyo namin na gustong gawin,” Ruby recounts.“May nasimulan na kaming negosyo na online sushi store kaso nagsara noong bagyong Odette. Pero ngayon, sisimulan ulit namin pag uwi ng asawa ko.”

Bernadette quickly became interested since the free virtual format befits her as a stay-at-home mom. “Naging interesado akong matuto ng mga skills na iniisip kong makakatulong sa akin. Lalo na pag may libreng oras ako, may mapaglaanan ako na importante at saka libre naman, nasa bahay lang din ako at may gamit na cellphone.”

Wais Learnings

Both Ruby and Bernadette admit that they enjoyed taking part in the online entrepreneurship program.

For Ruby, the assessment part of the program allows her to test her learnings. She’s now more confident and enthusiastic to work especially because she now knows what permits she needs in establishing both an online and physical store.

“Lahat tayo may pangarap sa buhay, kaya go lang ng go!” encourages Ruby. “Ang mga problema nandiyan talaga yan kaya maghanap tayo ng paraan para magka-business. Sipag at Tiyaga lang talaga.”

Meanwhile, Bernadette is excited for other moms who get to enroll in the future as the course is free and provides resources to help moms be more confident in starting their own business. Bernadette flourishes with her own soap-making business, applying her Wais University learnings.

She encourages other moms to take advantage of this free program, invest in their own learnings and start their own Wais Journey. “Yung may kids na pwede mag invest ng time sa pagsali sa mga grupo na sumusuporta sa mga ina at matuto sa ikauunlad ng sarili para makahanp ng opportunity na kumita nang hindi kailangang gumastos ng malaki. It takes time talaga pero worth it yung learning.”

Want to gain the confidence in starting and growing your own business like Ruby and Bernadette? Enroll for free Negosyo Courses at to start your Wais journey to financial independence!

This Is Your Final Call To Catch the Great Samsung TV Sale! | PR Post | MarkMyName

Don’t miss these fantastic prices on Samsung’s 4K Smart TVs

Our TV habits have evolved from regular channel surfing to streaming platforms, playing games, and browsing social media with a click of the remote thanks to smart feature upgrades But not all smart TVs are built the same. Samsung’s best-in-class TVs up the ante with its superior picture and audio quality, and stylish form factor.

Upgrade your home theater system with Samsung at the Great Samsung TV Sale, and don’t miss the best deals from the Global #1 TV and Soundbar brand. Until September 30, snag up to 40% off on the 4K Crystal UHD Smart TV and over 30% off on premium soundbars. It’s Samsung’s biggest TV event of the year, which means it’s the best time to upgrade your home entertainment system.

Here’s how you and your family can enjoy TV time when you upgrade to a Samsung TV and Soundbar today:

Enhanced visuals for all media

Your favorite movies and series get a boost with more lifelike color, thanks to Samsung’s Dynamic Crystal Color feature. Get a different level of picture quality with one billion shades of color, delivering every subtlety and detail in whatever you’re watching. The TV’s 4K picture takes realism to the next level – don’t be surprised if you or your kids reach out towards the screen on your next movie night.

Play like a pro

Access your favorite content with just a click of a button with Samsung’s improved Smart Hub. With artificial intelligence, Smart Hub learns your preferences so you and your family spend less time searching and more time bonding over streamed movies, shows, and other content you enjoy. Gaming with Samsung’s BU8000 Crystal UHD TV is also now more enjoyable with enhanced game motion features.

Seamless addition to your home’s aesthetic

With Samsung TV, you don’t need to sacrifice form for function. The Crystal UHD TVs are sleeker and slimmer than ever to blend in beautifully when wall mounted or displayed on a TV console. Whether placed in the living room, the family room, or the bedroom, the Crystal UHD TV will complement any space.

Cinema-quality sound

Complete your viewing experience with the best sound with Samsung’s Q-Soundbar. It is built with Dolby Atmos technology for cinema-quality audio, and when paired with a Samsung TV, the Q-Symphony feature allows audio to be played from both TV and Soundbar speakers for better sound quality and immersion.

Get that much-deserved home theater upgrade at the Great Samsung TV Sale from now until September 30.

Visit for more details on the products and the promo. 

Cetaphil Partners with Watsons for the National Healthy Skin Mission | PR Post | MarkMyName

To celebrate 75 years of being the leaders in the sensitive skin space, Cetaphil has partnered with Watsons for this year’s National Healthy Skin Mission.

A brand whose success is built on creating dermatologist-recommended skincare products for every skin story, this year’s National Healthy Skin Mission is an experimental booth located at SM Makati that will serve as a one-stop shop for all skincare needs and will allow customers to learn from trusted dermatologist experts.

The entire roster of Cetaphil products will be sold at the booth. The master brand Cetaphil is comprised of the iconic Gentle Skin Cleanser, the Gentle Moisturising Lotion, and the Gentle Moisturising Cream. All three products have recently been reformulated with glycerin (to help prevent dryness), niacinamide (to strengthen the skin barrier), and panthenol (to soothe and restore dry skin). 

The Cetaphil Bright Healthy Radiance line is also present at the booth that focuses on brightening skin the healthy way, with products that are effective yet gentle on the skin. With the Bright Healthy Radiance products, you can be sure to target issues like hyperpigmentation, melanogenesis, even skin tone, and dark spot reduction. 

Finally, for baby’s skin, the brand offers the Cetaphil Baby range. It features gentle and tear-free formulations, making bath time with your newborn an enjoyable process. Mommies can also avail of the Cetaphil Baby calendula line, allowing their baby’s to have a healthy start in life. While for those with Atopic Dermatitis, the Cetaphil Pro products are also found at Cetaphil’s National Healthy Skin Mission booth.

Buy any of these products for your sensitive skins (or your baby’s!) and get a chance to spin the wheel to take home more free Cetaphil products. In addition, consumers get a limited Cetaphil tote bag if they buy products worth PHP 1500. You can also bring any empty skincare products, and get free Cetaphil products. Lastly, the brand also offers free Dermatologist consultations. 

Cetaphil and Watsons have a lot more in store for you throughout the National Healthy Skin Mission event. On September 5, Mariel Padilla will help moms, especially first-time moms to navigate the world of parenting, while on September 14, Michelle Dy will host a masterclass on how to achieve healthy radiant skin. 

Learn more about this year’s National Healthy Skin Mission by tuning in to Cetaphil and Watsons' Facebook page. 

Domex Powers Up Unilever’s Support for this Year’s Brigada Eskwela | PR Post | MarkMyName

School is finally back in session as the Department of Education has declared August 22 as the first day of classes. While blended learning is still the mandate, schools have kicked-off their preparations for face to face classes through Brigada Eskwela, inspiring community-wide effort and collaboration to prepare the schools in time for resumption of classes.

Brigada Eskwela 2022 held its national kick-off last August 1 at the Imus Pilot Elementary School, where Vice President and DepEd Secretary Sara Duterte shared that “the collaboration between the parents, the teachers, local governments, and the entire community on Brigada Eskwela opens a deeper and meaningful collaboration even until after the school year closes”.

With the theme “Tugon sa Hamon ng Ligtas na Balik-Aral”, this year’s Brigada Eskwela focuses on the collective effort to create a safe learning environment for the students, teachers and school community while ensuring the delivery of quality education.

Answering this call to support our public schools and create a safe return to face to face classes, Unilever Philippines has partnered with the Department of Education to help provide access to clean school toilets and to promote proper hygiene in the community. Powering this effort from Unilever Philippines is Domex: a brand of disinfectants proven to kill 99.9% of germs while helping remove visible stains and eliminate odors (based on lab tests against representative germs).

For Brigada Eskwela 2022, Unilever Philippines successfully provided over Php 300,000 worth of Domex products to more than 40 schools nationwide, along with deploying cleaning tools and dedicated Domex clean-up teams to 7 partner schools across Metro Manila. The partner schools include Batasan Hills National High School, Quezon City Science High School, Comembo Elementary School, Palanan Elementary School, Santolan Elementary School, Santolan High School, and Gat Andres Bonifacio Elementary School.

Unilever employees volunteer to clean bathrooms in Gat Andres Bonifacio Elementary School

Domex Brand Manager Regina Ocampo further explains, “As a brand, we believe access to clean and safe toilets should be a right, not a privilege, and that clean, safe toilets contribute to better learning and ultimately, better futures for our students. This commitment is why Brigada Eskwela is only the start of an exciting new partnership with DepEd.”

Ocampo shares that later this year, Domex and DepEd will be launching the Domex Eskwelang Unstoppable Awards, a program built with implementing partner Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) that empowers and distinguishes outstanding school division offices and schools in implementing DepEd’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Schools (WinS) program. She adds, “Essentially, it recognizes the commitment and effort of schools and school divisions in providing clean toilets for the students.”
And to further promote public health and environmental hygiene, Domex has also extended product provision to various local institutions. Philippine Red Cross vaccination hubs and laboratories, and local hospitals received their share of Domex disinfectants as part of the goal to curb rising cases of COVID-19.

To learn more about Domex’s advocacy of making clean comfort rooms accessible to all Filipinos visit

This 24-hour Foundation Lets You Stay Fresh Through Heat, Humidity, and Non-stop Activity! | PR Post | MarkMyName

Avon lets you enjoy full-day coverage that stays lightweight and breathable.

When you have a lifestyle that requires you to constantly move, looking your best can be a challenge. But sometimes, a little makeup can do the trick. A good foundation is more than enough to help cover up and keep you looking fresh and ready for the rest of the day.

So, if you’re trying to find a foundation that can hold up all day from just one application, look no further because Avon makes it possible with the Avon Power Stay 24HR Liquid Foundation. This foundation is formulated with Comfort Last Technology which locks pigment and gives full-day coverage with just one application so you don’t have to compromise comfort and feel when you use long-wear makeup.

Find the right shade that best fits your skin tone: Ivory Pink, Porcelain, Shell, Light Beige, or Nude.

With a transfer and smudge-proof matte finish plus a lightweight and breathable feel, putting on the Avon Power Stay 24HR Liquid Foundation lets you start fresh and stay fresh even while going through heat, humidity, and non-stop activity. Don’t let the sun stop you because every application includes SPF 10 protection.

The formula is oil-free, non-greasy, dermatologist-tested and non-comedogenic so you don’t have to worry about dealing with pesky blackheads after use.

Wear it before leaving for work and never worry! Put it to the test and see how Avon Power Stay 24HR Liquid Foundation’s #JustAppliedEffect can make you look just as good 10 hours later when you get home.

Follow Avon Philippines on Facebook and Instagram for more updates and shop your favorite Avon products at www.avonshop.phor contact your local Avon representative.

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Jollibee Cited by Ad Age As One of the Hottest Brands in America | PR Post | MarkMyName

 NEW YORK, USA. 2 August 2022 – Global media company, Ad Age, has named Jollibee one of America’s Top 20 hottest brands in 2022.

Homegrown Restaurant Chain Jollibee has been named as one of America’s Top 20 Hottest Brands in 2022 by Ad Age.

In an article titled “Jollibee Draws Endless Lines as U.S. Demand Surges—Fans Rally ‘It’s Our Turn’ on Social Media,” Ad Age shares that Jollibee offers a “unique combination of flavors” compared to its rivals.

“Last year, Jollibee’s entrance into the notorious chicken sandwich wars helped cement the brand’s place among competitors. As new stores with endless lines appear throughout the U.S., fans have been spreading the rallying cry, “It’s our turn!” on social media in hopes of getting the chain to come to their own town,” wrote Yadira Gonzalez of Ad Age.

“To be named as among America’s Top 20 Hottest Brands is a great honor,” said Maribeth dela Cruz, Jollibee Group’s President for Philippine Brands (Jollibee, Chowking, and Red Ribbon) in North America. “Everywhere we open, we are greeted with incredible warmth and enthusiasm from the local community. We dedicate this recognition to them and our people who continue to live our mission of bringing the joy of eating to everyone.”

Ad Age highlights 20 brands, people, and services from various categories creating a buzz among consumers. Together with Jollibee, on Ad Age’s list are other brands from the beauty and skincare, beverages, and sports and apparel categories. Its editorial committee discusses and decides on which brands would be fit for the list.

Now with 83 locations across North America and over 1,500 restaurants worldwide, Jollibee is on a mission to continue growing its presence in the U.S. and Canada, with plans to grow to 500 stores in the next five to seven years.

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About Jollibee Group

Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC, also known as Jollibee Group) is one of the fastest-growing restaurant companies in the world. It operates in 34 countries, with over 6,200 stores globally with branches in the Philippines, United States, Canada, the People’s Republic of China, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Indonesia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Panama, Malaysia, South Korea, India, and Australia.

Jollibee Group has eight wholly owned brands (Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, Red Ribbon, Mang Inasal, Yonghe King, Hong Zhuang Yuan, Smashburger); six franchised brands (Burger King, Panda Express, PHO24, and Yoshinoya in the Philippines; Dunkin’ and Tim Ho Wan in certain territories in China); 80% ownership of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf; 60% ownership in the SuperFoods Group that owns Highlands Coffee and PHO24; and 51% ownership of Milksha, a popular Taiwanese bubble tea brand.

Jollibee Group, through its subsidiary Jollibee Worldwide Pte. Ltd. (JWPL) owns 90% participating interest in Titan Dining L.P., a private equity fund that ultimately owns the Tim Ho Wan brand. It also has a joint venture with the THW Group to open and operate THW restaurants in Mainland China. Jollibee Group also has a business venture with award-winning Chef Rick Bayless for Tortazo, a Mexican fast-casual restaurant business in the United States.

Jollibee Group was named the Philippines’ most admired company by the Asian Wall Street Journal for ten years. It was also honored as one of Asia’s Fab 50 Companies and among the World’s Best Employers and World’s Top Female-Friendly Companies by Forbes. In 2020, Gallup awarded the Jollibee Group with the Exceptional Workplace Award, making it the first Philippine-based company to receive the distinction.

Jollibee Group has grown brands that bring delightful dining experiences to its customers worldwide, thus spreading the joy of eating to everyone.

To learn more about Jollibee Group, visit


Jollibee Group Foundation Reinforces Support to Smallholder Farmers Through Agri-technology | PR Post | MarkMyName

Since 2019, the PUM Netherlands Senior Experts have guided farmers in soil testing and given them advice on soil health. They have also been assisting in varietal trials to test for better crop varieties, and introduce mechanization to improve productivity.

Together with local and international experts, Jollibee Group Foundation has been introducing technologically advanced farming techniques and systems to smallholder farmers to empower them to improve their productivity and gain more income.

Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF) continues to support smallholder farmers by providing them access to technologically advanced farming techniques for more sustainable agriculture.

“Improving smallholder farmers’ knowledge and capacity for greater productivity and profit will redound to the continued growth of our agricultural sector,” said Gisela Tiongson, JGF Executive Director.

Launched in 2008, JGF’s Farmers Entrepreneurship Program (FEP) empowers and helps smallholder farmers sharpen their technical and business acumen, as well as partnership-building skills. Today, these farmers supply the vegetable requirements used in some Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, and Mang Inasal favorites.

“By becoming more adept and qualified to participate directly in the value chains of food companies, small producers get assured of a regular market, resulting in their increased and steady income,” Tiongson added. To reinforce support to smallholder farmers, JGF has adopted public-private partnerships to help farmers gain access to agricultural technologies that increase their yield, reduce farming costs, and make them more competitive in the market.

Weather data, farmer efficiency

Since 2020, the Foundation has partnered with IBM’s The Weather Company for a more accurate community-level, 7-day weather forecast. JGF also worked with the Central Luzon State University to interpret the weather data and translate it into the prescribed farm practice for the day. The information is then shared in a private messaging group for faster dissemination among the farmers. The SMS feature of this system is now being developed for easier access.

The Onion and Vegetable Producers Cooperative (OVEPCO) farmers from Barangay Tabulac in San Jose City, Nueva Ecija were among the first to benefit from this system. Through the barangay-level forecasts provided, the farmers can adapt and better decide when to plant, fertilize, and harvest their crops.

“It has been helpful. Now we can prepare for what will happen tomorrow. It has become a guide for our daily farming,” shared Eddie Soriano, OVEPCO Chairman.

This project currently supports 116 farmers in 12 barangays in San Jose City, Nueva Ecija and Alcala, Pangasinan.

Healthy soil, healthy production

In partnership with the Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Soils and Water Management, JGF ventured into studying soil samples and providing practical recommendations to make the soil healthier and more viable for greater yield.

To help farmers improve their crops, JGF worked with the PUM Netherlands Senior Experts, various seed companies, and Jollibee Group’s own Research and Development team to find appropriate onion and bell pepper varieties that will meet the company’s requirement, and which can be more easily produced by the farmers.

Together with the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture, JGF is also looking into further increasing the productivity of onion farms. Called “Project SAYA” or Strengthening Agricultural Yield of Allium Cepa L. (Onion) in the Philippines, the project aims to help increase onion production by addressing inefficiencies, gaps, and factors affecting the level of production; as well as to identify potential and suitable areas for expansion.

“These agri-technology efforts are creating a ripple effect of empowerment and opportunities among our partner farming communities and institutions. They have reported greater knowledge on farming techniques, increased yield and income, and the confidence to transact with market players,” said Tiongson. “JGF will sustain these efforts so that farmer entrepreneurs can continue to gain greater pride in their profession and to reap the benefits of sustainable agriculture.”


Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Egg Creme Muffins | Ways to Cook Eggs for Breakfast | MarkMyName

There are many ways to cook eggs apart from sunny side up, poached, boiled, omelette, and scrambled. Eggs are one of the most underrated ingredients in every household's pantry. Let me share one of my favorite ways to cook eggs.

Here's another way to elevate your breakfast. Very unique presentation and is full of flavors.

If you're also into low carb, high-fat diet or keto this is a perfect breakfast for you. Ingredients and measurements may vary to your liking.

  • Fresh Eggs
  • Butter
  • All-purpose cream
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • Parmesan cheese
Possibilities are endless. you can cook proteins like bacon, pulled pork, or cold cuts.

  • Grease the cupcake liner with butter.
  • Add 1 fresh egg and season with salt and pepper
  • Add 2 teaspoons of all-purpose cream
  • And top with parmesan cheese.
  • option to add bacon bits.
  • Bake for 5 minutes at 200 degrees Celcius.
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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

RP Blu Boys Secure World Cup Berth | PR Post | MarkMyName

RP Blu Boys, Philippines National Men’s Softball team
Photo credit: Coach Apol Rosales


Following the series of matches in the Asian Cup qualifier held in Kochi, Japan, the Philippine softball team RP Blu Boys, supported by Cebuana Lhuillier, is now qualified for the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Men’s Softball World Cup to be held on November 26 to December 4 in Auckland, New Zealand.


Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines (ASAPHIL) president, RP Blu Boys’ benefactor, and Cebuana Lhuillier president and CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier expressed his pride and praised the team for their phenomenal performance.


“I would like to extend my sincerest congratulations to the team for earning a World Cup berth and putting us on the international scene. It’s been a tough journey for our softball players, but it is without a doubt that they can compete with other international players and rise above the challenges. We will continue to support them especially as they prepare for the World Cup. This will be a good experience for our players as they test their mettle against world-class teams.”

For RP Blu Boys’ Head Coach Apol Rosales, the fight is far from over and the team will continue to do its best to win the coveted title. “We are happy that we are bearing the Philippines in this journey and we are immensely thankful to Mr. Jean Henri Lhuillier for always believing in the team. We are determined to give our 100% in the upcoming matches and show the world what the Philippine team is capable of.”


Despite losing to Singapore (5-6) and Japan (0-7) during the Super round, the RP Blu Boys bagged a win against India (8-1) which brought them to a rematch against Japan for the Asian title.

Monday, September 5, 2022

Empowering Through Education Project To Be Launched in Cebu

The empowerment of the out-of-school youth in the Philippines got a shot in the arm with the conceptualization of an innovative mobile classroom project in Cebu.

The project called the “Mobile KART Project” and proposed by SEED4COM got a further boost after it was declared as one of the Top Three winners at the “Taiwan Excellence: Sharing is Caring” philanthropic campaign that started last year. Winning the campaign means the opportunity to create more mobile classrooms that will benefit more out-of-school youth in many other areas in Cebu.

The aim was noble: to assist Cebu’s youth, particularly from poor and marginalized families, and provide them with free access to education with diverse and free-of-charge training courses that will hopefully educate them even  a debilitating pandemic.

The project will be officially inaugurated and launched on October 2022 at several locations in Cebu City such as Lapu-Lapu City, Cordoba, and Olango Island, among others. It would become doubly significant since the launch will coincide with the holding of the annual Taiwan-Philippines Joint Economic Conference.

The innovative and creative Mobile KART is not just any mobile classroom. It comes equipped with solar panels, laptops, an LED TV display, audio system and even routers for mobile internet connectivity, and all are Taiwan Excellence Award-winning products.

The Mobile KART Project offers courses such as “Transformative Educational Access for the Communities and Homes” and also “Technology Vocational Livelihood Skills Training.” These courses are meant to teach the poor youth in Cebu’s poverty-stricken areas with valuable life skills, particularly the benefits of reading. Hopefully, the skills will equip them with knowledge they can use to improve livelihood or pursue higher education when given the opportunity.

The “Mobile KART Project” is a mobile classroom that originated in Cebu and was part of several initiatives related to education by Sustainable Energy and Enterprise Development for Communities or SEED4COM ( The organization was established to help improve human conditions and empowering poverty-stricken areas, rural and last-mile communities in the Philippines.

Truly, the “Mobile KART Project” winning at the “Taiwan Excellence: Sharing is Caring” was a proud moment not just for SEED4COM but also for the country, according to Dann Diez, Executive Director of SEED4COM, considering the huge number of entries.

Organized by the Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the vision of “Taiwan Excellence: Sharing is Caring” was to help make society a better place by giving everyone an opportunity to raise ideas about charity and other altruistic activities related to the sustainable development of society and environmental protection by utilizing products of Taiwan Excellence.

New Triple Chocolate Lava Mooncake with Sunflower Seeds

Try this new and unique Triple Chocolate Lava Mooncake with Sunflower Seeds from Eng Bee Tin. Oozing with different layers of chocolate flavors and textures.
🔴 Cocoa infused pastry skin.
🔴 Chocolate red bean paste
🔴 Dark chocolate filling
🔴 PLUS! Sunflower seeds for extra texture and flavour

This is a LIMITED EDITION offer for the mid-Autumn season 2022 so get it delivered to your home from the following:

Set of 4:

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