Having a Healthy Lifestyle try Brown Rice

Apart from the morning pandesal, rice is the most common food staple in the Filipino dining table, be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or even merienda. It’s simply something that Pinoys can’t eat without.

Eating white rice, especially with sumptuous dishes, can really be filling, but it could also significantly add to one’s weight.

Thankfully, Filipinos have an alternative to having steamed rice for their everyday meals—brown rice.

One of the healthiest types of rice, brown rice is a fiber-rich whole grain that has little calories and contains no trans-fat or cholesterol. It is a good source of magnesium, phosphorous, selenium, thiamine, niacin, manganese, and vitamin B6.

With its nutrient rich bran, brown rice is a better option to white rice as it is proven to prevent heart disease and lower bad cholesterol, protect children against asthma, help maintain a healthy bowel function, help control blood sugar levels, and reduce the risk of developing cancer, among other health benefits.

To help Filipinos eat healthy, Robinsons Supermarket was the first to partner with the Department of Agriculture and the Philippine Rice Research Institute to promote the use of brown rice in the country.

In December, it launched a promo that gave discounts for every kilo of participating brown rice products bought at selected Robinsons Supermarket and Robinsons Selections outlets.

This New Year, start the year right by adopting a healthy habit of eating brown rice. Go to any Robinsons Supermarket branch to choose from among the brown rice products available. Check out www.facebook.com/RobinsonsSupermarketOfficial or visit www.robinsons-supermarket.com.ph for more details.

Shakey’s latest meal deal, with Edu and Luis #Lucky2018

How do you ensure good luck in 2018? It’s simple – surround yourself with family and good friends, spread good vibes, and gather around a heart-warming meal with the people you love spending time with.

This is exactly what father and son Edu and Luis Manzano intend to do this year. Luis has been part of the Shakey’s family since last year and has been renewed to be joined by his father, Edu. Both are known for their playful nature and are mostly followed on social media for their hilarious videos and posts.

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They appear in the newest advertisement where Edu is dressed in polka dots from head-to-toe, while Luis debunks this popular belief and shows his dad how to truly get lucky this New Year – by availing Shakey’s hottest 2018 Meal Deal.

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Shakey’s president and chief executive officer Vicente Gregorio is very enthusiastic about their new tandem. “Edu and Luis embody the brand in every way, which is why we are excited to welcome them into the Shakey’s family this 2018,” he said. “Guests will surely be lucky with this meal deal, since Shakey’s is centered on exceeding their expectations. Each year, it has become a tradition for Shakey’s to offer something more fun and family-friendly with our meal deals, and this 2018 is no different as we present the 2018 Meal Deal,” he added.

With these savings, guests are indeed lucky with Shakey’s 2018 Meal Deal! Get two large Thin Crust pizzas, two platters of pasta, ten pieces of Chicken ‘n’ Mojos, ten pieces Mozzarella sticks, a platter of salad, and two pitchers of iced tea. And this year, there’s the new addition to their pasta choices – Bacon & Cheese Fusilli Pasta, a delicious creamy blend of parmesan, mozzarella and cheddar, plus crispy bacon bits baked with fusilli pasta! On top of all the fun, you also get a free SuperCard! Experience the full #Lucky2018 by Shakey’s with this sweet deal only for P2,018.

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“Since way back, Shakey’s has always been a staple whenever there are family get-togethers and whatnot. I’m really glad and honored to be a part of the Shakey’s family,” said Edu.

For Luis, it is a win-win situation. “I am a big fan of the brand. I tweet about it and constantly order pizza when I’m home or at work,” he said. “Aside from that, I get to work with my dad, which makes it a lot more special,” he added.

Whether it be bonding time with the family, hanging out with the entire barkada, or just simply spending some alone time, you can always count on Shakey’s to give you a great experience.

Now you know how to achieve a #Lucky2018! Spend time with your loved ones, and make it more special by availing Shakey’s 2018 Meal Deal. You will never go wrong.

To learn more about the 2018 Meal Deal, visit their website www.shakeyspizza.ph, their official Facebook page www.facebook.com/ShakeysPH/ and Instagram page www.instagram.com/shakeysph.

McDonald’s Stripes Run 2017: You Run, They Learn How to Read

Whether you have little ones or just want to share the happiness of running with the people that matter the most, the annual McDonald’s Stripes Run is the ultimate family bonding experience.  More than just a day of active lifestyle and fun, you are also able to help grades 1 and 2 public school children learn how to read.

 

Now on its 8th year, the highly anticipated run will be held on November 25, 2017 at Garden Bloc, Cebu IT Park, Cebu City and on December 3, 2017 at McKinley West, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig.

 

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Proceeds will be used to help public school children learn to read through the Ronald McDonald House Charity’s (RMHC) Read to Learn program.

 

To date, Ronald McDonald Read To Learn has reached over 8,000 partner schools, trained 28,000 educators, and helped close to 12 million students all over the Philippines. This initiative, in partnership with the Department of Education, aims to raise the literacy level among Grade 1 and 2 public school students.

 

Register yourself and your family for the McDonald’s Stripes Run from October 13 to November 23 for Cebu registrants and until December 1 for Manila registrants. Registration is simple with these three options:

 

  1. Fill out the registration form and pay at select McDonald’s stores.
  2. Download the form on mcdostripesrun.com.ph, and settle the registration fee at select McDonald’s stores.
  3. Register and pay online at mcdostripesrun.com.ph.

 

Each registrant will receive a race kit, which includes a pair of the iconic red and white striped socks, a singlet, a race bib, and a stub for a free McDonald’s breakfast meal at the venue.

 

This year’s fun run opens 7 categories including the 5K Squad Stripes, the newest division that’s perfect for the whole gang. Categories for this year’s run are as follows:

 

 Kiddie Stripes  1 kilometer run for ages 8 years old and below
Young Stripes 3 kilometer run for ages 8-15 years old
3K Stripes 3 kilometer run for ages 16 years and up
Family Stripes 3 kilometer run for teams with 2 adults (aged 16 and up) and 2 kids (aged 15 and under)
5K Stripes 5 kilometer run for ages 16 years and up
5K Squad Stripes 5 kilometer run for teams with 4 adults (ages 16 and up)
10K Stripes 10 kilometer run for  ages 16 years old and up

 

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Exciting game booths and activities await the entire family and barkada at McDonald’s Stripes Run 2017 in Manila and Cebu. Sign-up today and tell your family and friends all about it! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #McDoStripesRun and tag @McDo_PH on Twitter and Instagram. For more information and to view the list of McDo stores you can register in, visit mcdostripesrun.com.ph or follow McDonald’s Philippines’ Facebook page, facebook.com/mcdo.ph.

 

 

 

 

 

Authentic Hokkaido Ramen Santouka now at UP Town Center

Ramen lovers in North Metro can now enjoy Japanese culture in a bowl as Hokkaido Ramen Santouka brings its authentic, passionately-cooked ramen recipe to UP Town Center on Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City.

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka opens its 11th branch at the UP Town Center to give residents of the area and neighboring communities a taste of the unique family ramen recipe developed in 1988. Santouka’s ramen offerings are masterfully made with imported ingredients—from the noodles down to the soup, which is cooked for 20 hours daily to keep it fresh and healthier but delicious to the last drop.

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The opening of the new branch features special discounts available until October. Students can truly say TGIF (thank God it’s Friday) every Friday from September 22 to October 13 as they enjoy 20% discount on Santouka’s new offerings: fried chicken tsukemen and tonkatsu tsukemen upon presentation of a valid student ID. They may also treat themselves with the buy one, get 30% off on second order of a regular takoyaki or cheese takoyaki promo.

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From September 23 to 30, diners at Hokkaido Ramen Santouka UP Town Center can avail of the soft shell crab salad and sushi promo with free matcha ice cream with every order. Currently, the soft shell crab salad and sushi, regular takoyaki, cheese takoyaki, fried chicken tsukemen and tonkatsu tsukemen are only available at the UP Town Center branch.

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Visit Hokkaido Ramen Santouka at UP Town Center and experience the best, carefully prepared ramen.

Get to know more about Santouka. Visit its Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RamenSantoukaPH and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/SantoukaPh/, or go to any Hokkaido Ramen Santouka branch near you.

Southern Comfort: Avida Towers Altura is the Newest Destination for a Different Kind of Southern Metro Manila Living

Avida Land, one of the leading mid-market real estate developers in the country, launched a handy cookbook in partnership with Yummy.ph to welcome new homeowners of the recently completed Tower 1 of Avida Towers Altura.

The cookbook titled “40 Best Quick-Fix Recipes for Your New Home” collates easy-to-do recipes of homemade comfort food, some of which are shared by Chef Francis Lim of Tipple and Slaw fame, and includes a map of Avida properties and the nearby groceries and shopping centers. The cookbook will be given as part of the turnover kit for new homeowners to enable them to create delightful experiences at their new home at Avida Towers Altura.

The launch was held on August 19, 2017 at the Avida Showroom South Park District and was followed by an interactive cooking demo of comfort dishes by Chef Francis Lim. Attendees also got a chance to participate in the Mystery Box Cooking Challenge where they created quick-fix meals using only the ingredients from the box. Attendees were also able to appreciate a dining room set-up that exhibited a beautiful way to present your home cooked meals for special occasions. They also received special gift baskets from NutriAsia containing iconic Filipino sauces and condiments that would complement any food preparation or meals at home.

“In any Avida community, we always aim to provide our residents with avenues to experience a more fulfilling lifestyle. We know that moving into your new home can be challenging especially for the newly independent ones. Our collaboration with Yummy for this cookbook will be a valuable tool in our residents’ day-to-day living, with easy recipes that any newbie home cook can follow to create delicious meals they can enjoy at home,” says Tess Tatco, Avida marketing head.

Avida Towers Altura is the latest addition to the vibrant South Park District, Ayala Land’s master-planned, mixed-use development, located in the relaxed yet dynamic environment of Alabang, Muntinlupa. With Tower 1 units now ready for turnover to its residents, as well as the top-off of Tower 2, a comfortable and holistic southern living experience awaits those who choose to reside in this convenient, practical and fun environment. Avida Towers Altura Tower 1 units are included in the overall total of 3,062 units to be turned-over by Avida this year.

Anyone will be able to experience rest and relaxation at Avida Towers Altura. The thoughtfully designed units, ranging from studio to one-bedroom and two-bedroom units, provide utmost comfort which matches the peaceful outdoor environment. The condominium’s amenities, specifically designed to encourage interaction and a healthy lifestyle among homeowners, include a clubhouse, swimming pools, a children’s play area, and an outdoor gym.

Beyond the residential towers, not only will Altura residents be met with a different kind of Southern lifestyle, but they will also enjoy the various establishments that make South Park District a sustainable community.

The 6.6-hectare district perfectly bridges urban city life with the necessity for nature. It has well-planned residential buildings, its own Ayala-operated South Park Mall where residents can effortlessly shop and dine, South Park Corporate Center with BPO offices for those who want to work closer to home, an operational transport terminal that makes it easier to access various locations in the Southern Metro, and a not-to-be-missed expansive Central Park featuring iconic art pieces from world-renowned sculptor Reginald Yuson including a large steel composition of interconnected conical forms, and a sprawling composition of free-flowing 3-dimensional tubes reminiscent of doodles which inspire vibrancy, movement and playfulness while keeping a sense of peacefulness and tranquility.

Various weekend activities are also scheduled at the park such as the Mobile Flea Market held every payday weekend between 12 noon and 9 P.M. With all these, South Park District is poised to become an ideal enclave for comfortable and convenient living in the South.

South Park District is located along the National Road of Alabang, less than a kilometer away from the South Luzon Expressway.

*Event partners for the cookbook launch event include NutriAsia, Robinsons Supermarket, Unifab and Uratex.

About Avida Land

Avida is a residential brand of Ayala Land, the Philippines’ leading developer of sustainable estates offering a diverse mix of quality residential and commercial developments that support local economic growth.

7-Eleven celebrates 7-Eleven Day with promos, concerts and more treats

Our favorite kapitbahay, 7-Eleven, is celebrating a significant milestone as it turns another year older. Celebrating its birthday, 7-Eleven is giving back to its loyal customers and the communities they serve through a series of concerts, promos and more treats starting this July 11 to thank them for all the support and continued patronage!

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Deals Launch The fun starts with the launch of CLiQQ Every Day! Deals where CLiQQ users can choose 1 out of 3 mystery boxes available starting July 11! Products up for grabs change daily so customers can choose from a wide range of daily deals. CLiQQ users may redeem the product within 24 hours and claim them within the month.

Slurpee x Big Bite Rock Back to School Combo

Students get the first taste of 7-Eleven’s overflowing treats starting with a special deal with the ultimate budget back to school combo for Slurpee and Big Bite, only for P49 (save P5) from July 5 to August 15, 2017. A portion of the sales for this promo will be donated to the student council of 8 selected colleges/universities.

Our favorite kapitbahay is also preparing a special musical treat for students with the Rock Back to School concert series, featuring acts like 6Cyclemind, Moonstar88, Gracenote, and many more, kicking off with a special sneak peek on July 11 at Eton Centris. Aside from this, the concert series will go to different colleges and universities in Metro Manila including Adamson University, Pamantasang Lungsod ng Maynila, University of Santo Tomas, and more.

To further amp up the excitement, there will be e-raffles for the chance to win 24 Bose Soundsport earphones, another 24 winners of Bose Soundlink speakers, and 5 winners of backstage passes to the Rock Back to School concert series.

Slurpee or City Blends? Get both on 7-Eleven Day!

Craving for a cool and tasty Slurpee or a hot City blends cup of coffee? Well then 7-Eleven has a treat for you! You can enjoy the refreshing taste of Slurpee and share another cup with a friend for free if you buy one Slurpee from 7-Eleven’s LV Locsin Store, and all Bacolod and Iloilo stores from July 1 to 11, 2017.

For those searching for a warm cuppa, City Blends will also be available for just P20 for a 12 oz cup and is available in all stores with City Blends from July 10 to 16, 2017. Simply get a QCode found on the 7-Eleven Philippines Facebook page and present upon payment to avail your favorite these deals.

A Cup of Thankful: Calligraphy Event

Have your message of appreciation written in the most artful way possible with renowned calligraphist Carl Chua through A Cup of Thankful. This will also happen on 7-Eleven Day at the 7-Eleven LV Locsin store from 8am to 12nn.

7-Eleven gives back

As 7-Eleven celebrates being part of every Filipino’s daily lives, 7-Eleven also reached out to our brothers and sisters who were affected by the conflict in Marawi. Donation Boxes were deployed in all corporate 7-Eleven stores in Mindanao.

Employees and customers had the opportunity to share their blessings to help the victims by providing them with food and other in kind donations. This charitable drive started last June and will last until July 11.

Philippine Seven Corporation (PSC) also partnered with PhilSeven Foundation Inc. (PFI) and Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP) to support the 7-Eleven Global Environmental Campaign by sustaining a tree planting project at the Marikina Watershed at the Brgy. Calawis, Antipolo City.

Employees get to volunteer, along with community to enhance two hectares of an agroforestry site through the planting of 1550 fruit-bearing trees. With this activity, 7 Eleven hopes to improve the biodiversity of the Marikina Watershed and provide at least 20 households with additional income.

Pioneering Convenience Retailing

The roots of the 7-Eleven we know and love today can be traced back to 1927, 7-Eleven began when an employee of Southland Ice Company in Dallas started selling milk, eggs and bread from the ice dock, and operated between 7 am and 11 pm.

7-Eleven is the world’s largest convenience retail chain that operates, franchises, and licenses in more than 61,000 stores worldwide, and over 2,000 stores in the Philippines. The purveyor in convenience retailing adds two new stores every two hours to their worldwide operations.

For more information & fun facts, visit https://www.facebook.com/711philippines/.