Wednesday, March 14, 2018

2018 Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair Open Doors to the Public; Exhibits, Seminars, Food Tasting Until March 18

Beyond Food: 
Discover Healthy Halal, Urban Gardening, Entrepreneurship

The 2018 edition of the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair opens its doors to food enthusiasts from March 14 to 18 at the Megatrade Halls of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City. This annual program of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is organized by the Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP) in cooperation with the DTI’s Regional and Provincial Offices.

DTI-BDTP Director Rhodora M. Leaño said, “In 2013, for the first Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair, the department set what was then an ‘ambitious’ goal of Php 15-million in cash and booked sales." She added, "Last year, we were able to record revenues of Php 42.17 million from over 52,000 fair goers. That is an increase of almost triple in just five years, an outstanding measure of success by any standard, and a very encouraging sign for MSMEs in the food sector.”

Three special settings are being showcased this year: 

(1) a pavilion for halal-certified products from nine regions of the country; 

(2) an organic products and hydroponics garden; and 

(3) a “kapetirya” serving different coffee blends from all over the Philippines.

There are over 200 booths featuring products of over 200 MSMEs offering regional delicacies, processed meats, wines and beverages, ready-to-eat bottled food, chocolates and snack foods, spices and condiments, jams and spreads, health supplements, and other kitchen basics. There are also exhibitors selling fresh produce like organic fruits and vegetables as well as fish and other marine products.

In addition, free cooking workshops are scheduled every day, as follows: 

Thursday, March 15 : (1:30pm – 3:30pm) Healthy meat products for business with Mrs. Lourdes Rivera. 

Friday, March 16 : (1:30pm – 3:30pm) Sysu International Inc./Clara Ole; (4:30pm – 6:30pm) Mama Sita with Chefs Philip Lim and Phye Yabut. 

Saturday, March 17 : (1:30pm – 3:30pm) Baguio Oil with Chef Boy Logro; (4:30pm – 6:30pm) San Miguel Purefoods with Chef Rolando “RJ” Garcia. 

Sunday, March 18 : (1:30pm – 3:30pm) Gardenia Bakeries with Chef Patrice Aguillo; (4:30pm – 6:30pm) Silver Swan with Chef Luis Napoleon R. Sol III.

For those who wish to learn more about food entrepreneurship, there are free lectures offered daily, as follows: 

Thursday, March 15 : (10:30am – 12:00nn) Development Bank of the Philippines – Loan Program/Facilities; (4:30pm – 6:30pm) PLDT Enterprise – Digital Payment (Paymaya). 

Friday, March 16 : (10:30am – 12:00nn) DOST Packaging Center of the Philippines – Food Safety. 

Saturday, March 17 : (10:30am – 12:00nn) Pasay City Cooperative Development Office – Simple Nutrients Addition Program (SNAP) Hydroponics. Sunday, March 18 : (10:30am – 12:00nn) FILPET Inc. – Packaging Technology.

By bringing food entrepreneurs from all over the country into a single venue, the Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair generates not just retail business from consumers but is also an order-taking event where institutional buyers and traders discover new items for their supermarket shelves, and hotels and restaurants meet new producers and negotiate with existing suppliers. 

The Sikat Pinoy National Food Fair is open from 10:00am – 9:00pm on March 14 to 18, 2018 at the Megatrade Hall, Megamall in Mandaluyong City. Admission is free.

For more information, email, or call phone numbers +632 751 3223, +632 751 3228 and fax +632 751 3224. Please follow "sikatpinoyfairs" on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for updates.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Globe MyBusiness Announce Winners of ProjectED, Showcases New Generation of Video Creators

Globe ProjectED Grand Winner: Team Reveuse of University of the East Caloocan with the executives of Globe MyBusiness, from L-R Debbie Obias, Michelle Tapia, Gil Genio, and Derrick Heng, during the ProjectEd Awards Night, held last Thursday, March 8, 2018 at the Maybank Performing Arts Auditorium, in Bonifacio Global City.

Globe MyBusiness recently held the much-awaited awards night of ProjectEd at the Maybank Performing Arts Auditorium in Bonifacio Global City.  The ProjectED is a nationwide video competition for high school students.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Petron Lakbay Alalay Gears-Up for Holy Week 2018

Petron will be in full assistance to motorists during the Holy Week 2018.
Photo: Petron Corporation

Petron Lakbay Alalay, the country’s longest running motorist roadside assistance program has evolved over the past three decades from a small group of Petron employees volunteering
to spend their Holy Week break to provide emergency aid for car problems like overheating, flat tires, and the like, into a comprehensive year-round program to ensure that with Petron, “the
best ang biyahe.”

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Daikin Announces Green Initiative with Energy-Efficient Air Conditioners

Daikin's executives from left; Bart Roa Deputy Division Manager for Sales Operation, Jed Caburian Division Manager for Sales Operation, Toshiyuki Tanaka Vice President, Lee Wai Kok President, Ogie Quitco Division Manager for After Sales Service, and Gerry Cortez Division Manager for Human Resources and General Affairs, during the press conference held on March 2, 2018 at the Conrad Hotel Manila.

Addressing climate challenges, DAIKIN’s Green Initiative Campaign kick-started by disseminating R32 energy-efficient air conditioners in the Philippines, which was announced during the recent press conference held at the Conrad Hotel Manila.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Cancer Survivor to Represent the Philippines at 42-km FWD North Pole Marathon

Louie Sangalang (in cap) is fully supported by a powerhouse Squad on his journey to the FWD North Pole Marathon. With him from left; Romi Garduce, Sam YG, Ani De Leon-Brown, Benjamin Pangilinan, and Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan. at the press conference on February 20, 2018 held at the Mind Museum in BGC, Taguig City.

FWD Life Philippines, one of the country’s fastest-growing insurers, launched on February 20 its “Blaze a Trail in the Arctic” campaign in conjunction with the FWD North Pole Marathon 2018, the world’s coolest marathon which will be held on April 9 this year. FWD is the marathon’s title sponsor.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

FIA Motor Sport Conference 2018 to be Held in the Philippines, the First in Southeast Asia

Turnover ceremony by the FIA of the event to AAP, DOT and the Philippine organizing committee on February 14, 2018 at the Vikings Restaurant, SM Jazz Mall, Makati City. Seated from left; Assistant Secretary Frederick Alegre of the Department of Tourism, Frederique Trouve Project Director of FIA Motor Sport Conference, Augusto Lagman President of Automobile Association of the Philippines, and Undersecretary Rolando Canizal of the Department of Tourism. Standing from left; Mandy Eduque AAP Motorsports Committee Chairperson, Dr. Mina Gabor Event Chairperson and AAP Trustee, Martin Lalande FIA Events Manager, and Cynthia Lazo DOT-NCR Regional Director.

It is going to be an honor for the Philippines to host the sixth edition of the FIA Motor Sport Conference, slated on June 4-6, 2018 in Manila. The first-ever in Southeast Asia.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Valentine Movie Week: Marvel Studio's Black Panther Unlocks Secrets of Wakanda at SM Malls

The Secrets of Wakanda comes to life at SM Mall of Asia during the launch of Marvel Studio's Black Panther movie.

Marvel Studios’ Black Panther will be coming to movie screens in the Philippines from February 14, 2018. To celebrate the movie’s launch, Marvel fans can head to their nearest SM Mall to enjoy an immersive experience by SM Cinema, “The Secrets of Wakanda”.

Monday, January 22, 2018

ONE Championship Announces Partnership with Global Citizen, Kicks-Off ONE: Global Superheroes Fight in Manila

Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship and Wei Soo, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Global Citizen announces partnership on stage, together with Global Citizen Brand Ambassadors, Brandon Vera, Angela Lee, and Eduard Folayang, during ONE: Global Superheroes Press Conference held on January 22, 2018 at the City of Dreams Manila.

ONE Championship™ (ONE), the largest global sports media property in Asian history, recently announced its partnership with Global Citizen, a leading platform in humanity programs around the world. The announcement was held during the ONE: GLOBAL SUPERHEROES Official Kick-Off Press Conference last Monday, 22nd of January at the Manila Grand Ballroom of the City of Dreams. 

Friday, January 19, 2018

Resorts World Manila's Imperial Festival Ushers in Year of the Earth Dog

Joey Yap is head of the world’s largest and most successful FengShui consulting firms who works in partnership with Fortune 500 companies and A-list clientele.

Resorts World Manila (RWM), the first one-stop, non-stop entertainment and leisure destination in the Philippines welcomed 2018 with the grandest party at the Marriott Grand Ballroom on New Year’s Eve,  and is now gearing up for its annual Imperial Festival celebrations to usher in the Year of the Earth Dog.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

6 Perfect Gifts for the Holiday Season

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year because it’s an opportunity to share blessings and spread some warm cheer. If you’re the type though who does last-minute shopping, it’s time to get a move on because Christmas is fast approaching!

Monday, December 18, 2017

GCash dominates Philippine retail e-payment landscape with over 4,000 QRs deployed nationwide

GCash dominated the Philippine retail e-payment landscape in 2017 with over 4,000 QRs deployed nationwide, a testament to the growing number of merchants who believe in the capability of GCash to usher in cashless payments in the country.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Department of Tourism Toasts to Philippine's Longest Christmas

Quezon's Niyogyugan Festival.

Filipinos take pride in having the world’s longest, fun-filled and most colorful observance of the Christmas season, which is said to commence with the "ber" months and peaks during the Simbang Gabi. 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Globe's GCash Scan To Pay Now at The SM Store Nationwide

Globe's  President and Chief Executive Officer Ernest Cu, with The SM Store President Chelsea Monasterio during the walk-through of the GCash Scan To Pay launch on December 1, 2017 at The SM Store, Mall of Asia in Pasay City. 

The SM Store is the latest addition in a growing list of merchants which have embraced the GCash App scan to pay feature. This development makes it more convenient for customers to do their shopping, especially this holiday season.  It's safe and convenient, as shoppers can easily pay without the need to bring cash.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Petron Delivers Outstanding Fuel Efficiency Ratings at DOE Eco Run 2017

Flag-off at Petron Clark. Photo: Petron Philippines

Based on the outstanding results obtained from the fuel efficiency bench-marking run last year, the Department of Energy (DOE) once again tapped oil industry leader Petron Corporation to be the official fuel of the DOE Eco Run 2017.