Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Zark’s Burgers Celebrates 15 Years with an Unbeatable 15-Peso Ultimate Burger Deal!

In celebration of 15 years of serving mouth-watering, gourmet burgers, Zark’s Burgers is thrilled to announce an extraordinary treat for all burger enthusiasts! Every Tuesdays of July, Zark’s will offer their iconic Ultimate Burger for only 15 pesos – a deal as epic as their journey.

Since its inception in 2009, Zark’s Burgers has become a household name, renowned for its commitment to quality, flavor, and value. From humble beginnings to now having multiple branches across the country, Zark’s has consistently raised the bar for burger lovers, delivering an unmatched dining experience with every bite.

A Journey of Flavor and Passion

Zark’s Burgers was founded with a vision to bring the ultimate burger experience to the Philippines. Over the years, it has grown from a single outlet in Taft to numerous branches nationwide, becoming a favorite spot for foodies and casual diners alike. Zark’s has continuously innovated, introducing new flavors and combinations that keep customers coming back for more.

15 Pesos for 15 Years – A Celebration to Remember

This Tuesdays of July, Zark’s Burgers invites everyone to join the celebration with a once-in-a-lifetime offer. Customers can indulge in the Ultimate Burger for just 15 pesos when you buy any BURGER or DAWGS MEAL. This mouth-watering burger, known for its generous size and delectable taste, is a testament to Zark’s dedication to providing the best for its patrons.

Join the Celebration

Mark your calendars and head to Zark’s Burgers SM City Mindpro branch this July or any SM branches nationwide. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to enjoy the Ultimate Burger for just 15 pesos and be a part of Zark’s Burgers’ 15th-anniversary celebration. Follow Zark’s on social media for updates and more surprises leading up to the big day!

DITO Telecommunity is co-Presenting Palarong Pambansa 2024

Pilipino, ipakita mo ang Galing DITO! 

DITO champions homegrown athletes in the biggest sports event of the year in Cebu City.

As a proud co-presenter of Palarong Pambansa 2024, the biggest athletic event in the nation, DITO Telecommunity reaffirms its dedication to building better telecommunities and promoting Filipino talents nationwide. DITO encourages and commemorates the bravery of young athletes as they give it their best and compete in a variety of sporting events together with the Department of Education (DepEd) and the Cebu City local government. 

Since 1948, the Palarong Pambansa has brought together young athletes across the Philippines.  Twelve thousand athletes, coaches, and officials will compete in twenty-two conventional sports, one demonstration sport, and four Para Games this year. The momentous event will also be marked by a number of "firsts," such as the inclusion of dance sports as a regular sport and the first-ever participation of athletes from the Philippine Schools Abroad and the National Academy of Sports. The 2024 Summer Olympics are scheduled to take place in Cebu City from July 11 to July 15, 2024.

A celebration of galing, determination, and diversity 

The Palarong Pambansa has long been a proving ground for the skills, determination, and sportsmanship of young athletes. This year's theme "Beyond Sports," which DITO completely supports. It promotes the athletes' overall growth in both sport and education while fostering stronger relationships between players, their families, and peers. 

We at DITO are always committed to help build a stronger, progressive nation,” said Evelyn Jimenez, Chief Revenue Officer for Consumer Business. “Aligned with the principles behind our GalingDITO campaign, we want to recognize undiscovered talents, champion diversity, and empower more Filipinos to showcase their “Galing.” The Philippines is home to rich natural resources, cultural heritage, and homegrown talents; hence, we aim to put the spotlight on Filipino talent and excellence, especially in this gathering of tremendously talented and spirited young athletes from every corner of the Philippines.” Jimenez added. 

Evelyn Jimenez, Chief Revenue Officer for Consumer Business - DITO
Evelyn Jimenez, Chief Revenue Officer for Consumer Business

More than the gold awaiting victors at the podium, DITO sees the coming together of hearts and talents as the bigger goal of events of this magnitude. "Each young Filipino athlete's talent and tenacity contribute to their individual accomplishments, but taken as a whole, they will help shape an empowering narrative of unity that will positively influence our nation," Ms. Jimenez continued. 

As a co-presenter of Palarong Pambansa 2024, DITO will participate in the Opening Ceremony at the Cebu City Sports Center on July 9, 2024, with DepEd, the participants, their families, coaches, and trainers. 

Attendees may also look forward to exciting activities and special giveaways at the GalingDITO Booths. The highly sought-after Pinoy pop boy band ALAMAT, who are GalingDITO Ambassadors, will also have a fan meet at SM City Cebu on July 7, 2024, as a prelude to the Palarong Pambansa 2024. 

We’re so happy and honored to be here and take part in this year’s Palarong Pambansa. These activities aim to get DITOzens and Cebuanos into the spirit of the games and spread the celebration of Filipino talent and excellence that our GalingDITO platform fully supports,” Jimenez concluded. 

Visit https://dito.ph/ or follow @DITOphofficial on Facebook and Instagram for more information and updates.


About DITO Telecommunity

The National Telecommunications Commission granted DITO Telecommunity Corporation a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity in 2019, making it the newest significant telecommunications provider in the Philippines.

In order to empower and connect Filipino communities wherever they may be, DITO pledges to deliver top-notch, quick, inexpensive, and secure telecommunications services. It also hopes to see the day when everyone will have access to data, rather than only those who can afford it.

China Telecommunications Corporation and Udenna Corporation are members of the consortium that comprises DITO, a Filipino corporation.

DITO Telecommunity Links:
Instagram: @ditophofficial

Monday, July 8, 2024

SM Supermalls Brings Your Favorite Art, Anime, and Toy Universe to Life!

You can travel the world virtually in an instant, but sometimes the most epic adventures are waiting right outside your door, with the people who matter most! SM Supermalls are your hub for amazing experiences, making every visit a thrilling discovery and a chance to create lasting memories with friends and family.

Journey through the galaxy at the Wandering Planets room

That's not all! SM Supermalls is leveling up the fun with brand new activities designed to blow the minds of artists, toy enthusiasts, and cosplay fans! Get ready to unleash your creativity, expand your collection, and strut your stuff – SM has something epic waiting for YOU. Prepare to be amazed – these experiences are only available at SM!

Marvel at the symphony of lights at the Crystal Matrix room

Prepare to lose yourself in the space between worlds

SM Supermalls just dropped the Philippines' first immersive art museum, Space & Time Cube+, right at S Maison. With 20 themed adventures where art goes full-on #aesthetic explosion! We're talking surreal installations and mind-melting projections that'll have you questioning everything you thought you knew about reality.

It’s art and selfie paradise here at Space & Time Cube+

Step into the Wandering Planets and get lost in a swirling vortex of galaxies, mirrored endlessly and illuminated by a mesmerizing LED sphere. Get ready to capture a cosmic masterpiece for your feed – this is your guaranteed Insta-worthy moment!

Explore a different kind of 3D attractions in one of the 20 themed rooms at Space & Time Cube+

This is just a peek at the mind-blowing experiences waiting for you at Space & Time Cube+. Located at S Maison within the SM Mall of Asia Complex, it's an adventure for all ages. Tickets are PHP 680 for kids and PHP 880 for adults – a steal for a trip to another dimension! Don't miss out!

When Cosplay Dreams Take Flight!

Welcome to Cosplay City at SM City Fairview

Forget those boring old "what-to-do" weekends, because SM Supermalls is leveling up your fam-fun with a full-blown cosplay adventure at Cosplay City in SM City Fairview! Mark your calendars, because from June 21st to September 21st, 2024, this epic spot is your one-stop shop to live out your ultimate anime dreams.

Try on the character you wish to be here at Costume Avenue

Anime! It's everywhere, from our childhood Toonami days to the hottest isekai shows. It whisks us away on adventures and makes us wanna be our best selves. Ever dreamt of rocking Sailor Moon's buns or blasting a Spirit Bomb like Goku? Cosplay City makes those dreams a reality!

Your One-Stop Shop for Transformation

Marvel at the Funko Pop displays only at Cosplay City

Skip the DIY drama! Costume Avenue at Cosplay City has everything you need to transform into your fave anime character. Whether you're itching to channel your inner Naruto with a spiky wig or become the talk of the town with a dazzling Demon Slayer get-up, Costume Avenue has everything you need to transform into your favorite anime character.

Beyond Costumes: A Celebration of All Things Anime

Recreate your favorite animé scenes at the Projector Room

Cosplay City is more than just a costume haven – it's a full-blown anime wonderland! Get ready to unleash your inner otaku and explore seven themed rooms that will have you geeking out in no time.

Action Figures Display and Funko Pop Exhibit: Prepare to be blown away by intricate anime miniatures that showcase the incredible artistry behind these collectible figures.

Enjoy taking photos with Tokyo City in the background at Tokyo City Room

Tokyo City Room and Projector Room: Ever dreamt of recreating that iconic scene from your favorite anime? Now you can! These rooms are the perfect backdrop for epic cosplay photos and TikTok-worthy vids.

Ready to Join the Fun? Here's the Lowdown:

To join the cosplay party, all you have to do is download the SM Online App and snag a Cosplay City coupon. Earning your pass is easy-peasy:

  • Spend PHP 1,500 in a single or combined receipt from any SM City Fairview tenant to score 3 entry passes – perfect for a fam squad cosplay sesh!
  • Grab an SM Cinema ticket: Each ticket gets you 1 entry pass, so you can catch a flick and then unleash your inner anime hero!

Got your pass? Pick a time for 20 mins of cosplay fun! Share entry stamps with friends - the more the merrier! Unleash your inner otaku at SM Fairview’s Cosplay City!

The Epic Toy Fezt 2.0 Rolls into Town!

Standing tall is this 21ft Anime Icon which thrilled the shoppers and guests at the launch of Toy Fezt 2.0 at SM City Sta.Rosa. At the photo is kid vlogger Renren, amazed by the huge figure and all the collections in display.

Remember those epic toy battles of your childhood? Yeah, that feeling never fades. That's why SM Malls in South Luzon are throwing a HUGE party for your inner kid with Toy Fezt 2.0!

Experience a thrilling mix of fear and excitement as these iconic toys and heroes from your childhood era come together at Toyfezt 2.0. Find them here and indulge in your childhood nostalgia!

We're talkin' life-sized action figures so detailed they'll blow your mind. Seriously, SM City Bacoor just kicked things off with fan-made masterpieces by artists Jerry Santos and Andrew Zamora, featuring everything from anime legends to pop culture icons. It was a full-on geek-out for toy lovers of all ages!

Twinning with their favorite friendly monster, this cute twin strikes a pose as they experience this once-in-a-lifetime fan-made life-size toy exhibit.

Don't worry fellow toy hunters! Toy Fezt 2.0 is a traveling party, hitting all SM Malls in South Luzon until 2025! Next stop: SM City Sta. Rosa on June 29th! Mark your calendars, dust off your nostalgia shades, and get ready to geek out over the coolest toys this side of the metro. See you there!

Let these action figures take you to a galaxy far, far away as you unleash your inner child at the Toy Fezt 2.0 exhibit.

Get the scoop on the newest promos and events at an SM Supermall near you—and where Toy Fezt 2.0 is headed next—by following SM on Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, and X. (SM Supermalls)

Chinabank Renews Partnership with LinkedIn to Empower Employees, Boost Talent Mobility

In line with its commitment to employee development and talent mobility, Chinabank renewed its engagement with LinkedIn for enterprise learning and hiring solutions.  The contract signing took place on June 27 at the Chinabank Academy in Makati City.

Chinabank Chief Finance Officer Patrick Cheng and LinkedIn Learning APAC Head Georgina O’Brien (4th and 5th from left, respectively) sign the renewal contract with (from left) Chinabank Learning & Capability Development Division Head Jonathan Camarillo, HRG Advisor Maria Rosanna Testa, HRG Head Tani Michelle Cruz, (from right) Talent & Acquisition Placement Division Head Josefina Anna Justiniano, and LinkedIn Senior Account Director Shobhit Srivastava.

Under the renewed agreement, Chinabank employees will continue to have unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning, internally branded as Learning EDGE (Empowered Talents Driving Growth and Excellence), for another three years, or until 2027. Learning EDGE was launched during the bank’s 102nd anniversary in 2022, empowering Chinabankers with a robust on-demand learning solution to acquire new knowledge and enhance their skill sets.

Chinabank Human Resources Group (HRG), meanwhile, will have access to unlimited Recruiter Seats with the upgrade to LinkedIn Hiring Enterprise Program.  As the bank continues to grow, HRG has been on a hiring blitz, aiming to build the talent pipeline, internally and externally, as effectively and efficiently as possible and to raise Chinabank’s profile as an employer of choice for candidates nationwide. 

“Our partnership with LinkedIn two years ago was a step towards democratizing learning and fostering a culture of continuous learning. We are excited to announce the renewal of this partnership for another three years, introducing the Talent Enterprise Program. This program empowers our employees with self-driven career goal setting and AI-powered skills coaching, enabling internal mobility and further solidifying our commitment to their professional growth,” HRG Head Tani Michelle M. Cruz said.

The focus then, Cruz noted, was to embed a strong learning culture across the Chinabank Group. “Now, our emphasis lies in empowering our employees to take ownership of their career development and mobility. By fostering a sense of autonomy and self-direction, we enable our workforce to proactively shape their professional paths and drive their own success.”

Chinabank was named as the 2023 Employer of the Year by the People Management Association of the Philippines.  The bank was also ranked among the largest companies in the region, making it in the inaugural Fortune Southeast Asia 500 list. (PR)

Discover every coffee lover's paradise at SM

Coffee lovers and enthusiasts! Dive headfirst into paradise as SM Supermalls celebrates everything coffee from July 1 to 14.

Local and international flavors gather at SM Mall of Asia’s Brewtopia.

Whether you're seeking a cozy corner to unwind or eager to explore diverse coffee flavors, here’s your guide to the hottest coffee destinations that promise to delight your senses and elevate your coffee game.

Liven up your day with the best coffee at SM City North EDSA’s Coffee Market

Bring your furry friends to the pet-friendly Coffee Hangout spot at SM City Taytay and all SM malls for a perfect blend of coffee and pet-friendly fun!

Get a taste of Japan at UCC Mentore Coffee + Bar

UCC Mentore Coffee + Bar is located on S Maison at Conrad Manila’s Ground Floor.

UCC is a haven for coffee lovers who appreciate a touch of Japanese finesse in their brew. Known for its meticulously prepared siphon coffee and rich, creamy blends, UCC Mentore is perfect for those who seek a sophisticated coffee experience.

Explore the gem that is Yardstick Coffee

Try the bestselling Manila Latte at Yardstick Coffee, located on the Second Level of MOA Square.

Founded by Andre Chanco and his friends in 2013, Yardstick Coffee has become a staple for specialty coffee enthusiasts and is known for sourcing the finest beans and roasting them to perfection. Don't miss their bestselling Sea Salt Latte and Manila Latte, which pair wonderfully with a chocolate croissant or a spam and cheese pastry.

Experience a cozy mountain retreat at the Highland Brew Café

The Highland Brew Cafe is found on Level 3 of SM City Baguio and on the Ground Floor of SM Center Dagupan. Photo from Highland Brew Café

Highland Brew Cafe offers a comforting coffee experience with a breathtaking view. After a day of shopping, unwind with their Mt. Ulap Tiramisu or Mt. Pulag Cloud. The Purple Lavender Lemonade and Hibiscus Rose Garden are perfect for a refreshing twist. Indulge in the Bibingka Cheesecake Espesyal and Baguio Ube Cake for a taste of local flavors.

Enjoy global brews at The Coffee Academics

Find The Coffee Academics at the Ground Floor of SM Mega Fashion Hall.

The Coffee Academics is a paradise for coffee connoisseurs. Savor their simple yet exquisite brews like the iced Steam espresso or the creamy Flat White. For a unique twist, try their Agave, Jawa, or Okinawa lattes. Pair these with their diverse range of croissants, including Black Coconut, Ube Cheese, and Pork Floss, for a truly satisfying coffee break.

Savor a refreshing escape at Foam Coffee

Discover your new favorite drink and pastry at Foam Coffee in SM City Clark’s Ground Floor. Photo taken from Foam Coffee’s Facebook page

Located in SM City Clark, Foam Coffee is the ideal spot for a quick pick-me-up or a cozy retreat. Their Foam Signature Latte offers a perfect blend of espresso and sweet, nutty foam cream. Non-coffee drinkers will love the Strawberry Foam Latte, a refreshing Korean-style strawberry milk latte. Don't forget to treat yourself to a Creme Brulee or Chocolate Truffle Donut.

Start your day right at But First, Coffee

But First, Coffee is on the Ground Floor of SM City Fairview, Ground Floor of SM Center Pasig, and on Level 3 of SM Mall of Asia’s Main Mall.

Since its launch in 2018, But First, Coffee has gained a reputation for its friendly service and high-quality ingredients. Kickstart your day with their expertly prepared espresso, silky latte, or foamy cappuccino. Pair it with a slice of Banana Bread or a Coffee Bun for a delicious morning boost.

Download the SM Malls Online app to avail of exclusive Swipe and Dine Deals, like two 16oz. Vietnamese Coffees from But First, Coffee for only Php 99.

Immerse yourself in the aromatic world of coffee at SM Supermalls. Don't miss out—let your coffee adventure begin here! Grab your friends, share your favorite brews, and discover the perfect blend of flavors waiting for you. Tara, Kape sa SM—where every cup tells a story!

To know more about SM Supermalls’ Coffee Fest, visit www.smsupermalls.com or follow @SMSupermalls on social media. (SM Supermalls)

Friday, July 5, 2024

SuperMoms Club Presents the Wellness Meetup to Celebrate the Super in Every Mom

SM Supermalls is thrilled to announce the SM SuperMoms Club’s highly anticipated Wellness Meetup, set to take place across four SM malls nationwide. This exciting series of #SuperMomsClubMeetup events is dedicated to celebrating and empowering moms through mental health wellness, featuring esteemed celebrity SuperMoms who will share their personal journeys and insights on motherhood and mental well-being, seasoned experts who will provide valuable insights on stress management and healthy self-care habits, and entertaining raffle giveaways for all our SuperMoms in attendance.

SuperMoms Patti Grandidge Herrera, and Juana Manahan-Yupangco, Dimples Romana at the SM SuperMoms Club Meetup in July 2023

Join SM for an enriching experience at the following events, which center on “Empowering SuperMoms Through Mental Health Wellness.”

1       July 6 - SM City Santa Rosa

VIP SuperMombassador: Winwyn Marquez

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Highlights: Winwyn Marquez will share her experiences and strategies on balancing motherhood with her career, along with practical tips on maintaining mental health and wellness.

2       July 13 - SM City Telabastagan

VIP SuperMombassador: Bettina Carlos

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Highlights: Bettina Carlos will discuss her journey as an actress and mompreneur and offer valuable advice on managing stress and fostering a positive mindset.

3       July 20 - SM City Davao

VIP SuperMombassadors: Andrea Taylor and Jehza Huelar

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Highlights: Andrea Taylor and Jehza Huelar will engage in a candid conversation about their experiences in motherhood, mental health challenges, and the importance of self-care.

4       July 27 - SM Seaside Cebu

VIP SuperMombassador: Vern Enciso-Lim

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Highlights: Vern Enciso-Lim will provide insights into her life as a mom influencer, focusing on how to stay mentally resilient while juggling various roles.

TheAsianParent’s Carla Perlas, host and entrepreneur Alexine Sy, and FHMoms community founder MK Bertulfo at the SM SuperMoms Club SUPER Meetup in May 2023

Each event in the Wellness Meetup is designed to provide SuperMoms with a supportive environment where they can connect, learn, and be inspired by real-life stories and trustworthy advice from fellow parents. Participants will have the opportunity to listen to expert talks and network with fellow SuperMoms. These events are supported by community partner theAsianparent and is made possible by brand partners Watsons and Brownies Unlimited.

About SuperMoms Club: The SM SuperMoms Club is a Facebook community dedicated to supporting and empowering moms across the Philippines. Through various on-ground events, online workshops, and online-to-offline initiatives, the club aims to provide resources and support to celebrate the super in every mom.

Join the SM SuperMoms Club’s Wellness Meetup and be part of a transformative journey towards better mental health and wellness. Together, we can empower SuperMoms to be their best selves! Join the SM SuperMoms Club today to find out more: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SMSuperMomsClub/ (SM Supermalls)

Up to P1,500 Cashback on Buy Now, Pay Later at SM

Here’s a 7.7 shopping treat just for you! Get up to P1,500 Cashback on your Buy Now, Pay Later purchase at SM with your BDO ShopMore Mastercard.

Visit any SM Store and participating SM Retail Stores near you: SM Store, Kultura, SM Appliance Center, Levi’s, Ace Hardware, Our Home, Baby Company, Pet Express, Crate and Barrel, Sports Central, Crocs, Surplus, Dyson, The Body Shop, Ecco, Toy Kingdom, Forever 21, Uniqlo, Innisfree, and Watsons.

Must be at least P5,000 per transaction. Promo Period is from July 4 to 7, 2024.

Qualified Cards: BDO ShopMore Mastercard

Here’s how to avail:

For more details, you may visit https://www.deals.bdo.com.ph/deal-welcome/18240 (PR)