“Eat N’ Greet: a tour-rific food crawl full of sweet surprises”

Foodpanda, the top on-demand food delivery service in the country  continues it’s Eat N’ Greet series – the tourrific food crawl. Built on the success of the foodpanda’s old Good Food Tour, the Eat n’ Greet series aims to build a fun food experience to participants, allowing them to discover the best taste in town. Unique food choices on a thematic scale is one of the highlights of the event – along with meeting and greeting the owners and chefs that are behind the success of the restaurants.

This food crawl is all about new food experiences and for the second theme of the series, foodpanda is happy to partner with Scottland Food Group (SFGC) to celebrate the sweet month of September; the time for bonuses and  treating yourself. What better  reason could there be to bring together foodies for a sweet, sweet night. foodpanda and Scottland Food Group agree on the most important thing – good food is for everyone!

Come celebrate with the best foodies in town during our September Eat n’ Greet! Don’t forget you can order your favourite meals from all restaurants involved on foodpanda.

These are the four partner restaurants from SFGC present in the second food crawl of the Eat n’ Greet Series:

1. BonChon:

Serving delicious Korean dishes for almost 9 years, BonChon continues to offer exciting new Korean dishes that you won’t find anywhere else. Who doesn’t love Korean-Style chicken?

2. Tori Chizu:

In Tori Chizu, don’t expect regular Japanese food, instead brace yourself for a cheesy twist on your favourites. Get ready for delicious fusion of Japanese and Western flavours.

3. Go Bento:

Go Bento is the go-to place for tasteful variety of Japanese food. It has a creative, surprising, delightfully delicious and convenient take on the bento meal.  Each meal is a memorable and fun food experience.

4. Caffe Freddo:

A place that offers the best of both worlds, good food and great coffee. A

frequent meet-up venue for professionals, but also a place for friends and family.

To be in the know of future foodpanda events, don’t forget to download the app or go online to sign up for more good food deals delivered straight to your door.

Cebu Continues to Grow as a Prime City for Real Estate Investments

Manila, Philippines – Lamudi’s Housing Fair in Cebu is happening on September 21 and 22 at the SM Cebu Trade Hall. The real estate platform takes the housing fair to Cebu once again as data shows the city is popular for home buyers and investors.

With an increase of 11% in the number of leads generated in the first half of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018,Cebu continues to be a popular city for property seekers who are interested in property buying or investment. According to data from Lamudi, there is a significant interest in Cebu properties at various price points.

Property seekers interested in Cebu real estate look for properties in Banilad, which ranked first as the most searched in the province, with Lahug not far behind. According to Lamudi, the top 10 most popular areas in Cebu for real estate searches are:

  • Banilad
  • Lahug
  • Guadalupe
  • Talamban
  • Mabolo
  • Banawa
  • Basak
  • Labangon
  • Mactan
  • Kasambagan

Cebu expresses a healthy interest in home-ownership, specifically in houses worth over P3M. The most searched properties for sale are priced P1.5M on average, and a significant number of property seekers have expressed willingness to buy properties at this price. However, the number of property seekers interested in buying properties worth 3M or more is greater than the combined number of property seekers interested in buying from the P1.7M-3M, P450k-1.7M, and P450,000 or less price ranges.

The top five most-viewed prices for houses for sale are:

  • P1.5M
  • P3.5M
  • P6.5M
  • P5.5M
  • P5M

In terms of interest in rental properties, those costing between P10,000 to P20,000 are the most viewed, followed by properties priced higher at P20,000 to P30,000 and properties priced lower at 5,000 to P10,000. A majority of them have expressed willingness to buy properties costing over P30,000.

The Lamudi Cebu Housing Fair is the third installment of the real estate platform’s series of housing fairs in the Philippines this year. Following the successful events held at the TriNoma Activity Center and in Glorietta early this year, Lamudi is expecting property seekers, investors and real estate professionals to attend the event on September 21 and 22 at the Cebu Trade Hall in SM Cebu. 

The Housing Fair, which was a Metro Manila-only event until last year, is returning to Cebu for the second time after a successful event last year at Ayala Center Cebu.

“While real estate opportunities abound within Metro Manila, it’s high time for us to witness first-hand the constantly growing potential of Cebu as a real estate hotspot,” says Lamudi CEO Bhavna Suresh of the Cebu Housing Fair 2018.

Bringing trusted names in real estate together

Major sponsor Federal Land, a household name in property development, will be present together with minor sponsors King Properties, DMCI Homes, BPI Family Housing Loan, and Aboitiz Land. Lamudi is also joined by event partner Subdivision & Housing Developers Association, Inc. (SHDA) in the Cebu Housing Fair.

Attendees can visit booths from Be Residences, Damosa Land, Inc., Saekyung Realty, Philippine Estates Corporation, RFK Holdings, RDAK Land, and more. Lamudi Academy will also hold sessions to educate real estate professionals on online real estate marketing. Property seekers in attendance will also learn about topics surrounding homeownership from industry experts.

Lamudi’s media partners for the Cebu Housing Fair are Philippine Daily Inquirer Property, Business World, Business Mirror, Malaya Business Insight, and The Philippine Star.

For more information, visit lamudi.com.ph/housing_fair.

FRLD inks partnership with UNAHCO

In photo are officers from Unahco, (from left) Edwin C. Mapanao, assistant vice-president for cluster III; Rommel T. Samson, chief finance officer;  Dante I. Nacar, DVP for corp. planning / Pigrolac operations;  Glen Eric L. Ibañez, DVP for technical services and Clint B. Escondo assistant vice-president for swine cluster.

Foundation for Resource Linkage and Development (FRLD) Antonio V. Roces – president (right) inks partnership with  Ricardo C. Alba – Univet Nutrition and Animal Healthcare Company (UNAHCO) president and chief operating officer, in mounting the annual Agrilink, Foodlink, Aqualink Int’l. Trade Expo, slated on October 3 to 5, 2019 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.

UNAHCO will feature Early Wean, Sarimanok Feeds, Univet’s“Galing Univet, Galing Univet” products namely Latigo, Miroban GT and Vetracin Gold with probiotics. Their products bear the seal of quality and have passed ISO and Halal Certification.  Pigrolac, Univet and Sarimanok products have earned the trust and loyal patronage of animal raisers and dealers. Univet top brands such as Vetracin, Jectran, Bexan, Latigo have been in the market for more than 50 years now and have become an integral part of the farm regimen of every successful animal raiser.

Pigrolac/Univet will hold two seminars during Agrilink,  the first is on Biosecurity Measures for the Control of Pathogens and the second is on “Pig Nutrition and Management to Promote Immunity” on Thursday, October 3, 1 to 3pm at the Luna Room.

On the other hand, Sarimanok Feeds will also hold a seminar on Saturday, October 5 from 10:30am –12:30pm at the Amorsolo Room.  Seminar topic will be “Hitik na Hitik Golden Egg Business Opportunities sa Pag-Iitik” with Dr. Rene C. Santiago and Sarimanok Itik Raisers as resource speakers.

For free seminar participation, visitors can pre-register their attendance through http://www.agrilink.org or its official Facebook page at facebook.com/agrilinkPH.


Lovers of fashion, be ready! The Philippine Fashion Revolution is upon us. With less than a month to go, the world will soon be able to witness once more the beauty of Philippine Weaves fused with typical fabrics in this modern and digital word.

This revolutionary fashion show will be unlike any other fashion show that the Philippine audience has seen. With over 60 designers and 120 models showcasing the intricacy of the indigenous weaves from the different regions of the Philippines, it will be a must see to view the different interpretations of the Modern Katutubo.

The Philippine Fashion Revolution aims to prove that cloth weaving as an art is not dead or dying. In fact, it is more alive than ever. No longer relegated or limited to indigenous tribes, woven clothing can now be worn by the modern Filipina.

It can be incorporated in office wear, cocktails, evening gowns, accessories, and even shoe wear. In fact, one of the rising trends in bridal wear is to have a piece of woven fabric as part of the veil or outer layer of a bridal gown. 

If you are a true lover of fashion and love supporting local products, the Philippine Fashion Revolution is a show that you simply cannot miss. It aims to parade designs that use quintessential fabrics infused with Philippine weaves to highlight modern Filipino Fashion.

Here’s a complete list of designers that will be participating during the Philippine Fashion Revolution.

Nina Corpuz, Ole Morabe, Pencil Diestra, Peter Lim, Pat Santos, Philip Torres, Rafael Gonzalez, Ronaldo Arnaldo, Unity Ong Tan Ka, Veejay Floresca, and Edgar Madamba.

They will be joined by Card Arcita, Bobby Syah, Bernard Escalona, Enoc Aliga, Fanny Serrano, Erjohn Dela Serna, Garvy Terrado, Francis Calaquian, Gener Gozum, Gil Granado, Happy Andrada, Jay Sustiguer, Jasmine Castelo, Harvic Dominguez, Jinggo Inoncillo, Julius Tarog, Joebee Henson, M Barretto, Joseph Palma, Mark Yaranon, Mars Silud, Michael Barassi, Mikaelah Michelle, Levenson Rodriguez, Dexter Alazas, Herbert Custodio, Kirby Cruz, Pristine De Guzman, Geoffrey Zordilla, and Mikee Andrei She.

Rounding up the list are Glenn Lopez, Gil Macaibay, Jennica Castro, Marjorie Lee Gumabay, Santa Emmanuelle, Richie Bondoc, Ray Lazaro, Roel Rosal, and Melvin Lachica.

The show will be directed by well-respected Fashion Show directors Cata Figueroa Jr and Raymond Villanueva.

Philippine Fashion Revolution is brought to you by Lynn Bentsen Talent & Fashion Academy. If you need help in basic fundamentals in modeling, Lynn Bentsen Talent & Fashion Academy offers workshops on ramp modeling, acting and many more. Call 7459533 and 09274276459 for more details.

You can be a part of this fabulous event on September 22 and 23, 2019 at SMX AURA!

For interested parties, contact our marketing partner:

PMCM Events Management

Mobile: (0917) 834-4978

Office #: (02) 501-0029 loc. 1000

Email: pmcm.events@gmail.com

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Henry and Sons introduces transparency platform for coffee

In the recently concluded World Food Expo Manila, Henry and Sons President and CEO Michael Harris Conlin launched croptomarket.com—a digital transparency platform that displays a detailed information of coffee from the farmers to the retail market. During his presentation in the forum “A Taste of the Cordillera” last August 9, Conlin explains how customers can access the transparency report on every can of coffee purchased from Henry and Sons. By scanning the QR code on the can, the website will appear on the screen that shows information about the farmer where the coffee cherries were purchased, and the process of roasting and manufacturing of the coffee beans until it reaches its target consumers. It also reveals the breakdown of cost of the product—from crop to market. In partnership with the Saddle Hartwell Lumbag Coffee Growers Association through the Foundation for Sustainable Coffee Excellence, Henry and Sons also introduced the Nano Lots coffee series featuring the backyard farmers from Itogon, Benguet namely Lolita, Cayamdas, Hilda, and Rita. These coffee cans are the pioneer products to utilize the platform. The Foundation for Sustainable Coffee Excellence is the advocacy arm of Henry and Sons geared to address the major issues in the coffee farming industry. Its connection to the farmers began when the foundation provided an aid to the residents of Itogon, Benguet after typhoon Ompong struck the town in 2018. Mining, which used to be the community’s main source of livelihood, greatly contributed to the landslide that left the town devastated. Learning this, the foundation started to work with the farmers to help their town transform into a fully sustainable coffee growing community. Conlin, who is also a social entrepreneur, aims to demonstrate transparency, accountability and trust throughout the agricultural value chain and to positively impact the Philippine agricultural sector through the new platform. “Now, the consumers can truly see how their hard-earned money helps the entire value chain,” Conlin states. The featured coffees will be available at Rustan’s Department Store, The Giving Café, and at Henry and Sons’ e-commerce website TheVault.ph.

Leads International expands portfolio products & trading hubs

Leads Agri is primarily engaged in the importation and distribution of non-crop, public health, pest control, agricultural inputs, and crop protection products, such as pesticides, foliar fertilizers, hybrid seeds, agrochemical formulations, and plant management service contracts.

Now, on its 21st year, Leads has expanded its business to include innovative health, wellness and beauty products, creating more opportunities to make all its distributors, employees and business partners truly “Proud to be Filipino.”
Barely two years old, Leads International Corporation, the sales and marketing arm of Leads Agricultural Products Corporation, expanded its product portfolio and eyes to open five new trading hubs located at major cities nationwide. 
Hiraya Brown Rice, its flagship brand of premium quality rice grains, now comes with a variety called Hiraya Germinated Rice. Besides the variant, it is also offered in two flavors: Hiraya Dagtum (Black Garlic) and Hiraya Kunig (Turmeric). 
Aside from functional food, LIC introduced Green Home, an effective, safe and odorless insect killer, perfect for the rainy, dengue season. These are marketed along with the Vera Soap and Lotion lines and food supplements.
LIC’s future hubs will be located in the cities of Baliuag, Olongapo, Paranaque, Lapu-lapu, Dasmarinas, and Tagbilaran. 

Save the Children Philippines to mothers: Breastfeed infants exclusively on first 6 months

Save the Children Philippines is urging mothers to breastfeed infants exclusively during the first six months to protect them from diseases such as diarrhea and pneumonia – the world’s leading causes of child death.

The group raised concern on the steady decline of exclusive breastfeeding in the Philippines with 65 to 68.6 per cent of mothers breastfeeding exclusively for the first two months but declining to 29 percent as babies turn 5 months. The figure was reflected in the 2018 Expanded National Nutrition Survey of the Department of Science and Technology – Food and Nutrition Research Institute.

The call was made in time for the World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated from August 1 to 7 with the theme: “Empower Parents. Enable Breastfeeding” to raise awareness on the many benefits of breastfeeding.

Despite known benefits of breastmilk, 60 per cent of the world’s total infants including those in the Philippines are not getting the recommended six months of exclusive breastfeeding.

Lawyer Albert Muyot, Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children Philippines said existing laws including the Milk Code and First 1,000 Days mandate local governments and hospitals to facilitate exclusive breastfeeding for newborn babies up to six months.

He said local health and nutrition workers have a critical role to allow the infant to be breastfed in the first hour after birth and assist mothers to breastfeed exclusively in the first six months and to continue up to two years with complementary feeding.

“Local leaders should invest in health and nutrition of children by hiring adequate number of skilled health and nutrition workers to ensure mothers breastfeed immediately after birth and exclusively up to six months,” said Muyot.

In a research study of Save the Children Philippines, it cited the decline in breastfeeding practice due to the lack of skilled health workers in maternity clinics in the communities.

The study also noted rampant violations of the Philippine Milk Code or Executive Order 51, National Code of Marketing Breast Milk Supplements and Other Products that prohibits the promotion of milk products as breastmilk substitutes.

It also blamed aggressive promotions of giant manufacturers of breastmilk substitutes or milk formula targeting mothers and putting health claims in the packaging that misinform the public that the benefits of breastmilk can be gained from infant formula.

The study noted that there are still milk companies that sponsor trips and conventions of doctors and health workers to encourage them to promote milk products to mothers of infants and young children.

Save the Children Philippines implements a Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Nutrition program in the most deprived communities in Caloocan, Navotas and Malabon in Metro Manila as well as in the provinces of Sarangani and North Cotabato conflict-affected areas in Mindanao.

Dr. Amado Parawan, Health and Nutrition Advisor of Save the Children Philippines said besides exclusive breastfeeding for six months, mothers should ensure continuous breastfeeding up to two years to guarantee optimum health of their babies.

Save the Children Philippines advocated the passage of the Republic Act No. 11148 or Kalusugan at Nutrisyon ng Mag-Nanay Act that ensures optimum care of a child from conception up to two years or the first 1,000 days of life to reduce malnutrition and child deaths due to preventable causes.

The law, now passed as ordinance in the cities of Malabon, Caloocan and Navotas, and the municipalities of Magpet and Arakan in North Cotabato and Alabel in Sarangani mandates exclusive breastfeeding for babies during the first six months.

More than 30 studies worldwide have shown that breastfeeding provides optimum benefits to both mothers and babies that include:

•                  Reduces the risk of dying for infants and young children. At least 840,000 neonatal deaths can be prevented annually if breastfeeding is initiated within an hour after birth.

•                  Boost immune system for infants and young children living in areas with poor sanitation and unsafe drinking water.

•                  Reduce cases of respiratory tract infections, gastrointestinal infections, urinary tract infections and otitis media among babies and children.

•                  Reduce rates of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome within the first year of life.

•                  Decrease incidence of both insulin-dependent and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus among children

•                  Reduce possibility of lymphoma, leukemia,  and Hodgkin’s disease, obesity, and allergic conditions in children.

•                  Reduce risks of mothers getting breast cancer, ovarian cancer and type 2 diabetes.