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Friday, April 24, 2020

McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets and Breaded Chicken Fillet are now available in supermarkets!

Mcdonald's chicken nuggets have always been my comfort food and this is why I am so excited to learn that Cook-It-Yourself Packs are available at participating SM Markets and Walter Mart branches in Luzon and NCR. 

You can get marinated chicken cuts, spicy marinated chicken cuts, chicken nuggets and breaded chicken fillet from the participating branches below: 

SM Supermarket (NCR)
· Aura
· BF Parañaque
· Cherry Antipolo
· Cherry Shaw
· Cubao
· East Ortigas
· Fairview
· Maax
· Makati
· Manila
· Marikina
· Masinag
· Megamall A
· Megamall B
· North Edsa
· Novaliches
· Podium
· San Lazaro
· San Mateo
· Sangandaan
· Southmall
· San Jose Bulacan
· Sta.Mesa

SM Supermarket (North Luzon)

· Baguio
· Cabanatuan
· Cauayan
· Olongapo
· Olongapo 2
· Pampanga
· San Fernando
· Tarlac
· Telabastagan
· Urdaneta

SM Supermarket (South Luzon)
· Bacoor
· Batangas
· Calamba
· Dasmariñas
· Imus
· Legazpi
· Lipa
· Lucena
· Naga
· Rosario

SM Hypermarket (NCR)
· Adriatico
· Antipolo
· Azr
· Bicutan
· Cainta
· Cherry Congressional
· Cubao
· Deca Mall
· Eton
· Fairview
· Fti
· Jazz
· Las Piñas
· Lopez
· Makati
· Mall Of Asia
· Mandaluyong
· Monumento
· Muntinlupa
· North Edsa
· Novaliches
· Pasig
· Sucat
· Sun Residences
· Taytay
· The Village Square Alabang
· Valenzuela

SM Hypermarket (North Luzon)
· Baliwag
· Clark
· Dagupan
· Laoag
· Marilao
· Pampanga
· Pulilan
· Rosales
· Tuguegarao

SM Hypermarket (South Luzon)
· Batangas
· Daet
· Imus
· Lemery
· Marketmall
· Molino
· Naic
· Polangui
· Rosario
· Tagaytay

Savemore Market (NCR)
· Venue
· Acacia Est
· Amang Rodriguez
· Angono 2
· Angono1
· Anonas
· Araneta
· Ardi Cainta
· Baclaran
· Bagbaguin
· Banawe Q.C.
· Bankers
· Berkeley
· Binangonan
· Broadway
· Camarin
· Cartimar
· Cyberwest Qc
· Del Monte
· Festival Mall
· Francis Market
· Free Choice Mart
· Green
· Imall Antipolo
· Kanlaon Qc
· Laong Laan
· Light Residences
· M. Alvarez
· Marikina
· Marulas
· Md Fuente
· Mezza
· Morong
· Mplace
· Muntinlupa
· Muzon 1
· Muzon 2
· Nagtahan
· Nepa
· Nova Plaza
· Novaliches 1
· One Mall
· P. Tuazon
· Pasong Tamo
· Pedro Gil
· Pm Cainta
· Pm Deparo Caloocan
· Project 8
· San Andres
· San Isidro Montalban
· Savers
· Shoe Avenue
· Sta Ana Mnla
· Star J
· Tanay
· Tm Centerpoint
· Visayas
· Xrc Mambugan Antipolo
· Zabarte
· Zapote

Savemore Market (North Luzon)
· Alaminos
· Amigo
· Apalit
· Aparri
· Aringay
· Baliwag
· Bambang
· Bayombong
· Binalonan
· Cabagan
· Cabiao
· Calamaniugan
· Camiling
· Candon
· Cauayan
· Cedar
· Citywalk
· Cm Dau Pampanga
· Cm Sta Rosa
· Cm Tarlac
· Concepcion
· Dinalupihan
· Echague Isabela
· Gapan
· Gerona Tarlac
· Guagua Pampanga
· Guimba
· Iba
· Ilagan
· Ilagan2
· Ilagan3
· Jaen
· La Trinidad
· Laoag 1
· Laoag2
· Lingayen
· Macabebe
· Malhacan
· Malolos Bulacan
· Mega Center
· Paniqui Tarlac
· Paseo
· Plaridel
· Pm Aurora Isabela
· Pm Cordon Isabela
· Pozzorubio
· Roxas
· San Ildefonso
· San Jose
· San Nicolas
· Sanfernando Lu
· Santiago
· Santiago 2
· Solano
· Solano 2
· Sta Ana Pam
· Sta Maria
· Sta Maria Ilocos
· Subic
· Talavera
· Telabastagan (Snfp)
· Tuguegarao
· Tumauini

Savemore Market (South Luzon)
· Agora Lucena
· Amadeo
· Arcc
· Banlic
· Biñan
· Cabuyao
· Cm Imus
· Cm Tiaong
· Epza Gen Trias
· Garden Sta Rosa
· Gma Portal
· Kawit Cvte
· Lancaster Alapan
· Lb Centro
· Linx Bucandala
· Mendez
· Meridian
· Nasugbu
· Paliparan
· Pili Camsur
· Pm Noveleta
· Pm Rosario
· Pm Tayabas
· Salawag
· Salitran
· San Pedro
· Silverscreen
· Sorsogon
· Sorsogon 2
· Sta Cruz Laguna
· Tanauan Bat
· Xrc Batangas Terminal

· Bicutan
· Cabanatuan
· Cabuyao
· Calamba
· Dasma
· Gen Trias
· Guiguinto
· Los Banos
· Makati
· Makiling
· Nasugbu
· North Edsa
· Plaridel
· San Fernando
· San Jose
· Sta Maria
· Sta Rosa Bel Air
· Sucat
· Tanauan
· Taytay
· Trece
· W Mall Pasay

** Please note that availability may vary per store and until supplies last. :) 

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Bacolod, Cebu, Iloilo, CDO and selected SM Store branches in Luzon and NCR now have delivery service

Here's some good news! The SM Store now offers deliveries of selected essential items for customers based in selected areas nationwide.

To order, just contact your preferred SM store branch via Viber/SMS. Though I highly suggest that you contact them via Viber so that you can exchange photos (as reference) plus it's free of charge. :)

Contact numbers per branch are as follows: 

Visayas and Mindanao

Contact Number/s
Cagayan de Oro (Uptown)
CDO Downtown Premier

Update: SM Davao is also available - 09562106652

Contact Numbers

North Luzon

Contact Number/s
Olongapo Central

South Luzon

Contact Number/s
San Pablo
Santa Rosa
Trece Martires

Upon ordering, send the complete details of your order. Don't forget to include your full name, mobile number, preferred delivery date, and preferred payment option. You can do this anytime and even after store hours. Just leave a message. 

After submission, wait for a branch representative to contact you for order confirmation, payment, and delivery details. In my case, I left a message around 11PM and got a reply the next day. 

4 Things You'll Love About the SM Store Delivery Service this Quarantine Period:

1. There is no minimum order.
2. Delivery is FREE. (Not applicable anymore) 

Update: The SM Store will charge a flat rate delivery fee of P100 starting May 1, 2020.

3. COD, credit and debit card payment upon delivery is available. Online bank transfers available too for Metro Manila stores 
4. SMAC members and other loyalty programs can still earn points. 

You may check this link for full details.

Looking for food and grocery delivery options? Join Bacolod Food and Supply Sources

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Project Ugnayan beneficiaries reach over 7.6 million people in Greater Metro Manila poor communities

Project Ugnayan, the fund-raising initiative led by top business groups in cooperation with the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF), reached over 7.6 million people in the vulnerable communities of Greater Metro Manila.

“As we close, we wish to reiterate our wholehearted thanks to all our generous donors for making this project possible. By coming together in a Bayanihan spirit so quickly, we were able to create a program of this scale and importance. This unprecedented assembly of so many of the country’s corporations and business families coming to the assistance of the most vulnerable in our society illustrates and speaks of the heart and generosity of the business community."

Our special thanks go to the 10 bishops of the dioceses in Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Cavite, and Laguna, as well as to Caritas Manila under the leadership of Father Anton Pascual, and the network of parish priests, volunteers, and barangay captains who distributed the gift certificates door-to-door in the lowest-income communities of Greater Metro Manila. We appreciate the swiftness and efficiency of their work under very difficult conditions and over very long hours each day,” said Project Ugnayan Lead, Fernando Zobel de Ayala.

"We are grateful for this opportunity to be part of this business community effort to help people in a time of crisis. This is a movement we should nurture as we prepare to let people return to work and to re-start our economy in the post-quarantine period,” said PDRF Co-Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala.

“The unity in diversity demonstrated by Project Ugnayan reveals the private sector’s serious commitment to help our country recover from the lost economic momentum because of the pandemic. We are proud to be part of this extraordinary collaboration of industries which will prove most valuable in getting the economy back on track,” PDRF Co-Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan said.

According to Father Anton CT Pascual, Executive Director of Caritas Manila, the initiative earned praises from Archdiocese of Manila Apostolic Administrator Bishop Broderick Pabillo, San Pablo Bishop Buenaventura Famadico and other Prelates of the Suffragan Dioceses of Manila. The Prelates thanked the businessmen and private organizations who collectively help to make Project Ugnayan possible.

“The true spirit of Easter is about hope and has special significance in these difficult times. We thank all the generous benefactors of Project Ugnayan for this opportunity to fulfill a great mission of compassion for our vulnerable brothers and sisters. Your gifts have warmed their hearts and uplifted their spirits,” Father Pascual said.

Caritas Manila’s Project Damayan, the project’s main distributor of emergency cash through P1,000
supermarket gift certificates has so far reached 1,070,854 families or 5,354,270 people. It is on target to deliver gift certificates to 1,366,495 families or 6,832,475 people by Wednesday, April 15 (the original end-date of the Enhanced Community Quarantine).

ABS-CBN’s Pantawid ng Pagibig has reached 238,854 families or 1,194,270 people through food
packs delivered through Local Government Units. They will reach a total of 631,921 families or
3,151,605 people by the end of their program. 

ADB and the Government’s Bayan, Bayanihan has delivered food packages to 13,370 families or 66,850 people through the Philippine Army and DSWD. ADB has provided funding to reach 80,000 families or a total of 400,000 people. 

Jollibee’s FoodAID program delivers ready-to-cook chicken to low-income families from its commissary through a network composed of Don Bosco, Caritas Manila, and the Samahan ng Nagkakaisang Pamilya ng Pantawid (SNPP). So far, they have delivered to 199,491 families or 977,455 people. They are targeting to reach 500,000 families or 2,500,000 people by end-April.

“In sum, Project Ugnayan and its Partners have reached 1,522,569 families or 7,612,845 people in just over three weeks. This number will rise as all deliveries have already been programmed by the partners,” said Fernando Zobel de Ayala.

The donors of Project Ugnayan are (in alphabetical order): Aboitiz Group, ABSCBN/First Gen, Alaska Milk Corporation, Alliance Global Group & Megaworld, AY Foundation & RCBC, Ayala Corporation. Bench/Suyen Corp, Bonifacio West Devt Corp. Carmelray Group, Cathay Land, Inc, Cebuana Lhullier, Century Pacific, Coca Cola Philippines, Concepcion Industrial, Consuelo "Chito" Madrigal Foundation, Inc., Daiichi Properties, DMCI Group of Companies, Dowell Container and Packaging Corporation, Far Eastern University, First Life Financial Company, Focus Global, Inc., Global Food Group, Glorious Commercial Exports, Inc., Gokongwei Group of Companies/Robinsons Retail Holdings, ICTSI, JAKA Group 1, Jollibee, J.P. Morgan, Kawit Prime Holdings, Inc., Leonio Group, Mercury Drug Corporation, Metrobank, Mumuso Group, National Grid Corp of the Philippines, New World Hotel, Nutri-Asia, Oishi/Liwayway Marketing Group, One Meralco Foundation, Penshoppe, People R People, PepsiCo/PepsiCo Foundation, Philippine Racing Club, Inc, PLDT/Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, Puregold, Ramon S. Ang & Family, RRK/Lee Jeans, Shang Properties Inc, SM/BDO, Sta. Elena Construction, Sugar Junction Inc., Sunlife of Canada, Super Prime Holdings, Inc, Supreme Steel Pipe Corp, The Alpha Suites Inc., Unilab, and Wilcon Depot.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Novuhair Lauds Freeman Cebu 100 VIPs

A shining day highlighted some of Cebu's prominent personalities as The Freeman, Oldest Publication of Cebu honors the great influence these Cebuanos has imparted globally.

Novuhair, nature's answer to hair loss supported this momentous event and encourages everyone to embrace the VIP lifestyle by believing that you can make a difference.

A weeklong photo exhibit was unveiled at the Northwing of SM City Cebu. VIP Guests such as Cebu City Vice Mayor Mike Rama, Liloan  City Mayor Maria Frasco, Cebu 5th district Congressman Duke Frasco, Councilor and former PBA player Don Don Hontiveros among others marvelled with photos of their fellow Cebuanos.

Governor Gwendolyn Garcia headed the ribbon-cutting ceremony together with fellow VIP Cebuanos. Mr. Bob Segovia, Managing Director of ADP Pharma, Novuhair collaborated with the ceremony.

Novuhair will be conducting a series of hair & scalp analysis in Cebu to help you become aware of your scalp condition and how the product can aid hair loss.

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