XTREME Appliances Presents Jaw-dropping Discounts this March 27!

Surprising discounts up to 57% await you at XTREME Appliances as they participate in Lazada’s 9th Birthday Blowout and Shopee’s Mega Free Shipping Sale on March 27! Time to gear up your home with appliances from your one-stop-shop appliances brand by looking for enticing products and adding them into your cart days prior to the big sale event!

Here’s a three-point deal for you on Lazada! The most affordable 43” XTREME X-Series Android TV can bring together all your entertainment needs by allowing you to stream movies and shows in different applications from Google Play Store. It is also Dolby Audio certified so you can enjoy dynamic sound quality and cinema-like speakers.

Model Name Original Price Discounted Price Savings
43” XTREME X-Series Android TV (MF-4300VX) P19,990 P10,875 P9,115 (46%)

Rain or shine, the XTREME Cool Front Load Combo Washer & Dryer will back you up! It has an energy-saving feature that lets you save up to 70% on energy cost. Wash and dry all you can with this amazing and modern device!

Model Name Original Price Discounted Price Savings
XTREME Cool Front Load Combo Washer & Dryer (XWM-COMBi10x7) P53,995 P37,795 P16,200 (30%)

Planning to unleash your inner Gordon Ramsay? Upgrade your old cooking hob to a 90cm XTREME Home Gas Range that has 5 burners and a spacious oven! Best partnered with the 90cm XTREME Home Rangehood for better air quality of your kitchen.

Model Name Original Price Discounted Price Savings
90cm XTREME Home Gas Range (XGR-905G) P34,795 P24,645 P10,150 (29%)
90cm XTREME Home Rangehood (XHOOD-90CM2) P7,795 P5,455 P2,340 (30%)

On the other hand, XTREME Appliances on Shopee will offer amazing whole day deals with up to 40% discount during their Mega Free Shipping Sale on March 27!

Shopee tip: Visit XTREME Appliances on Shopee between 12 midnight until 12 noon on March 27 to get extra discounts (up to 47%) on appliances.

Looking for the cheapest dishwasher in the market? Check out the 6.0L XTREME HOME Countertop Dishwasher! With its 7 different programs, it can surely do efficient and hygienic wash for your plates and kitchenware.

Model Name Original Price Discounted Price Savings
6.0L XTREME HOME Countertop Dishwasher (XH-WISH-6000) P17,994 P13,795 P4,199 (23%)

Enjoy effortless reheating of cold dishes and complement your kitchen with the sleek matte black design of the best-selling 20L XTREME Home Full Touch Microwave Oven!

Model Name Original Price Discounted Price Savings
20L XTREME Home Full Touch Microwave Oven (XMO-20TCv1) P3,995 P3,675 P320 (8%)

Summer is waving! Don’t let yourself feel sticky and sweaty at home. Achieve the coolness that you need with the precise temperature control of the XTREME Cool Air Conditioners.

Model Name Original Price Discounted Price Savings
1.0HP XTREME Cool Split Type Inverter Aircon (XACST10i) P26,800 P24,656 P2,144 (8%)
1.5HP XTREME Cool Window Type Inverter Aircon (XACWT15i) P28,800 P26,496 P2,304 (8%)
1.0HP XTREME Cool Window Type Inverter Aircon (XACWT10i) P25,800 P23,736 P2,064 (8%)

Aside from these amazing discounts, our on-going XTREME Summer Xtravaganza bundle promo is definitely something that you shouldn’t miss!

Model Name SRP Bundle Savings
0.5HP XTREME X-Series Window Type Aircon (XACWT05X) P7,995 1.0L XTREME Home Rice Cooker (RC55 cup5) P795
1.0HP XTREME X-Series Window Type Aircon (XACWT10X) P11,995 16” XTREME Home Desk Fan (XH-DESKFAN16G) P855
1.0HP XTREME Cool Split Type Inverter Aircon (XACST10X) P15,495 16” XTREME Home
Stand Fan (XH-STANDFANFAN16G) P1,055
50cm XTREME X-Series Gas Range Pro P10,990 1.0L XTREME Home Rice Cooker (RC55 cup5) P795

If you haven’t filled up your wish list yet, adding irresistible XTREME products to your online shopping carts is the best thing to do now! Don’t miss out and head over now to XTREME Appliances official online store for more!

Keep updated on the latest news and happenings of XTREME Appliances: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok accounts. For the full list of products and exclusive discounts, please visit XTREME on Website, Lazada, and Shopee e-commerce.

About XTREME Appliances
XTREME Appliances is a #OneStopShopAppliances brand that offers premium and affordable home, and commercial appliances that ranges from TV, Aircon, Refrigerator, Washing Machine, Gas Range, and many more. XTREME Appliances is now available in 3,000 stores and business partners nationwide, including online stores like Lazada and Shopee.

Celebrating women on top: How these female leaders made their impact

Despite gender biases in the workplace, especially for industries traditionally dominated by men, women are now rising to the top and showcasing their unique brand of leadership.
Eastern Communications, a premier telecommunications company in the country, believes in diversity and inclusion and with two women at the helm, the company’s success is a showcase of what women leaders can do in the workplace. Moreover, its key partners, Plantation Bay and Australian – New Zealand Chamber of Commerce, also led by powerful women, can also attest to the effectiveness of having women at the top.
How have these women made an impact in their respective fields? Here are some insights on their experiences.
The power of positive influence
Being in the industry for 15 years, Plantation Bay General Manager Cherry Allego says that believing in the power of influence within an organization can greatly impact people’s behaviors, attitudes, and perceptions.
Because to her, “Greatness is not measured merely by how long you served or by your gender. It is how you influence others to do great. With this, we grow together in our field of expertise and take pride in the learnings we acquired through the years.”
Allego also continues to emphasize the importance of understanding what the organization needs and trusting the capabilities of your group in order to prosper together. Moreover, she is driven by the power of giving and getting full support through influencing others to strive for growth and excellence.
“The secret is to serve with all your heart. There is nothing to fear when you know you have the full support of the group.” she added.
Unwavering perseverance
For the executive director for Australia-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce, Maricar Gonzales understands the challenge of proving yourself as a woman worthy of a higher position while steering a company in the middle of a pandemic.
“It’s just ingrained in me that failure is not trying. I focus on what needs to be done, and more importantly, the why. Also, when things don’t work out, I see it as a step closer to success and just keep progressing” she stated.
The year 2020 might have been a rough year for most industries but Gonzales said that the last year has been the best year for the chamber since it began 40 years ago. Her ability to lead the company towards success in these taxing times can be attributed to her consistent persevering attitude.
Fostering employee wellbeing
Eastern Communications not only takes pride in their personalized customer service but as well as their prioritization over their employee’s wellbeing. For the company’s co-coordinators Atty. Aileen Regio and Hermi Hizon, although there were challenges in creating a better environment that could improve the management practices of the company, the duo were able to power through.
As they transitioned to a more refreshed company culture that promotes a strong connection between staff and executives, this matter began to disappear.
“While we continuously distinguish ourselves as a telco with personalized customer service, we also make sure that our employees’ needs and concerns are being attended just as how we do it to our clients,” shared Atty. Regio.
Despite the pandemic bringing great challenges to the company, the combined teamwork of Atty. Regio and Hizon together with their diligent employees has helped Eastern Communications thrive during this time.
According to Hizon, “The pandemic is one of the biggest challenges we faced as a company and as leaders, we have to be agile and be on top of everything to be able to adapt to the new environment. We appreciate the coordination of the whole company and for trusting us in this trying time.”
As people observe more women competently serving as leaders, it will no longer seem strange that a woman is in charge. But there still is a long way to go. A great and fearless leader is defined not by their gender but by how they rise to success together with their people.

SB19 talks about how they unleash their awesome with the SAMSUNG Galaxy A12

As a P-pop boy group with a strong fanbase known as A’TIN, SB19 needs to stay connected with them on social media. The boys, composed of Pablo, Josh, Justin, Ken, and Stell, have been part of #TeamGalaxy since 2020 and this year, Samsung released a fun video of the Galaxy A12 and A02s with SB19 as Minis.

“The content is quirky! It’s fun to see ourselves as chibis. It’s fresh and relatable to A’TIN as well. We love that the ‘Alab’ choreography was also in the video,” says the boy group.

Since posting, the video has been viewed thousands of times on YouTube and garnered hundreds of comments from their fans on Facebook. The success was followed by the release of the music video of their new song, “What?” Their new music video got more than five million views in just a week, putting SB19 at the top of YouTube and Twitter trending lists.

Their meteoric success makes it important for SB19 to have smartphones like the Galaxy A12 to keep up with everything they have to do.

“If there’s one thing that we can’t leave home without, it would be our smartphones,” they reveal. “Our Galaxy A12 is essential not just for communicating with each other but also in keeping A’TIN updated. It is our go-to phone when we want to interact with fans online and share our daily activities on our social media accounts.”

The boy band uses the Galaxy A12’s 5MP Wide-Angle Camera to record rehearsal videos, while the 48MP main and the 8MP selfie lens are perfect for their TikTok challenges. They are free to save as many videos as they want because of the device’s large 128GB storage. Since they are always out and about, the long-lasting 5000mAh battery life is also helpful. According to SB19, “you can have all these specs at an affordable price!”

The boys have posted content with the Galaxy A12, including a Valentine’s video on Facebook and a soulful cover on Instagram.

SB19 recommends the Galaxy A12 for those who want to unleash their awesome, may it be their talents, passions, or interests, and share it with the world.

“The Galaxy A12 is one of the best options in the market. With its specifications and its price range, it is accessible to all. May it be for work, uploading your content online, or “sharing your awesome,” you can depend on Galaxy A12 to get it done,” the boys say.

The Galaxy A12 is available in 6/128GB variant for PHP 9,990 SRP while its 4/128GB memory variant is priced at PHP 7,990 SRP. The Galaxy A02s comes with 4GB of memory and 64GB of storage, priced at just PHP 6,990 SRP.

Watch SB19 unleash their awesome with the Galaxy A12 here.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news.samsung.com.

Meatless Meal Ideas You’ll Want to Recreate this Holy Week Enjoy up to 20% on Unilever Food Solutions ingredients and essentials for these recipes from March 23 to March 31

For the Catholic community, Lent is a time to reflect and focus on our spiritual well-being. During this season, people abstain from certain types of food like sweets and alcoholic beverages, but the most common food that practitioners avoid eating are meats such as pork, chicken, and beef.

It may sound easier said than done, but skipping red and white meat during Holy Week is manageable. If you’re looking for meat-free meals that are delicious and healthy, Shopee and Unilever Foods has you covered. Below are some easy Lent-friendly meals you’ll want to make this Holy Week:

Salted Egg Prawns
Tickle your taste buds with this rich Singaporean dish that’s crispy on the outside, but soft and warm on the inside.

● Prawn Preparation
○ Season the prawns with Knorr Rostip Chicken Seasoning Powder.
○ Add the egg white. Coat the prawns with rice flour.
○ Heat oil to 340F. Deep-fry the prawns until crisp and golden brown.
○ Set the cooked prawns aside over paper towels until ready to use.
● Sauce Preparation
○ Heat oil in a small wok. Add margarine and stir until it melts.
○ Add the curry leaves and the finger chilies.
○ Add the fried prawns, gently tossing it with the sauce.
● Presentation
○ Transfer to a serving plate and serve immediately.
Star Ingredients: Salted Egg and Chicken Seasoning

Find the Complete Recipe Here: https://www.unileverfoodsolutions.com.ph/recipe/salted-egg-prawns-recipe-R0061946.html
Vego Rolls
Indulge in a refreshing and healthy dish from Vietnam. Wrapped in rice paper, you can fold in different types of vegetables or chopped seafood like shrimp and fish.
● Filling Preparation
○ Heat oil in a wok. Stir-fry the onion and garlic until fragrant.
○ Season shrimps with Knorr Chicken Powder and black pepper. Add to the pan and stir-fry for 1 minute.
○ Add in carrots, green beans, and tofu. Stir fry for 2 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning with Knorr Chicken Powder.
○ Add the shredded cabbage.
○ Transfer to a strainer to remove excess liquid from the mixture.
○ Keep warm until ready to assemble.
● Peanut Sauce Preparation
○ Place all the ingredients in a food processor. Puree until smooth.
○ Heat the mixture before serving. Add water if a thinner consistency is desired.
○ Taste and adjust seasoning.
● Presentation
○ Fill a spray bottle with filtered water. Lightly spray rice paper with water. Place the wrapper on a chopping board or any sanitized surface.
○ Line one side of the rice paper with one whole lettuce leaf.
○ Place about 2 tablespoons of vegetable filling on top of the lettuce.
○ Top with minced garlic (optional).
○ Sprinkle with ground peanut sugar and finish with a sprig of coriander leaves.
○ Roll the rice paper, tucking the sides.
○ Cover the finished rolls with a damp clean towel to prevent it from drying up.
○ Once all rolls are done, slice each roll into two 1.5 inch segments (similar to sushi).
○ Arrange on a serving plate and sprinkle with additional peanut sugar.
○ Serve with warm peanut sauce.
Star Ingredient: Chicken Powder

Find the Complete Recipe Here: https://www.unileverfoodsolutions.com.ph/recipe/vego-rolls-R0082003.html
Tofu Mushroom Cauli Sisig
Enjoy a plate of sizzling sisig without the guilt with this veggie-and-mushroom-filled variation of the classic Filipino dish.

● Breading
○ In a bowl mix all ingredients until well incorporated. Set aside.
● Tofu Preparation
○ In a bowl season tofu with Knorr Rostip and black pepper. Deep fry until golden brown and set aside.
● Mushroom Preparation
○ Using the breading, dredge the mushroom and tap excess. Deep fry in the same frying oil used in tofu until golden brown, set aside.
● Cauliflower
○ Using the breading, dredge the blanched cauliflower and tap excess. Deep fry in the same frying oil used in tofu until golden brown, set aside.
● Eggplant Soy Dressing
○ In a bowl, combine all ingredients until well incorporated. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
● Assembly
○ In a wok, heat margarine. Add onions and chilies and sautee until they are soft. Add in tofu, mushroom, and cauliflower. Saute for 3 minutes.
○ Season with Knorr Liquid Seasoning and turn off heat. Fold in Eggplant Soy dressing and mix until well combined.
○ Transfer to a sizzling plate and garnish with cherry tomatoes, leeks, and spring onions.
○ Serve with calamansi on the side.
Star Ingredient: Knorr Liquid Seasoning

Find the Complete Recipe Here: https://www.unileverfoodsolutions.com.ph/recipe/tofu-mushroom-cauli-sisig-R0082557.html

Fresh Ube Lumpia
Give your regular lumpia a twist with a hint of sweetness from ube strips. With the combination of sweet, nutty, and salty, flavors, you’ll surely be in for a surprise.

● Lumpia Filling
○ Add oil to the wok and apply medium heat.
○ Add onions and garlic and saute until soft. Then, add ube to the wok and saute.
○ Pour water and Knorr Shrimp powder and bring to boil.
○ Add the rest of the ingredients and toss lightly. Cover for 1 min, then apply high heat and remove cover. Toss and mix well until it’s cooked.
○ Transfer to a colander to remove excess liquid. Set aside to cool.
● Lumpia Sauce
○ Mix everything (except cornstarch and water) in a pot. Apply heat.
○ Bring to a boil and simmer for 1-3 minutes.
○ Add Slurry (cornstarch and water mixture) to thicken the sauce.
● Ube Savory Crepe/Wrapper
○ In a bowl mix all ingredients until well incorporated. Rest the batter in the chiller for 30 minutes.
○ In a Teflon pan: add oil and cook 1/3 cup of the crepe batter.
● Assembly
○ Add lettuce on top of the crepe, top the lettuce with filling, then fold.
○ Drizzle with Lumpia Sauce and sprinkle with chopped nuts.
Star Ingredient: Knorr Shrimp Powder

Find the Complete Recipe Here: https://www.unileverfoodsolutions.com.ph/recipe/fresh-ube-lumpia-R0082561.html

Commit to your Lenten practice with these timeless meatless recipes for you and your whole family. Find all the Unilever Food Solutions ingredients you need for these recipes and more at https://shopee.ph/collections/706219

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play. Shop, buy load, and pay bills using ShopeePay to enjoy more perks.

About Shopee
Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia & Taiwan. Shopee connects shoppers, brands, and sellers across Asia and other fast-growing markets, empowering anyone to buy and sell anywhere and at any time.

Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.

Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.

Enjoy Free Shipping, ₱1 Deals, Bigger Cashbacks, and More at the 4.4 ShopeePay Cashless Festival Use ShopeePay from March 22 to 25 to discover all the perks of going cashless

ShopeePay, an integrated mobile wallet that offers users easy access to digital payment services, invites Filipinos to go cashless at the 4.4 ShopeePay Cashless Festival. This is the second iteration of Shopee’s Cashless Festival, which had its successful inaugural launch last February. From March 22 to 25, users who shop, buy load, and pay bills with ShopeePay get to enjoy exclusive rewards such as free shipping, ₱1 deals, and cashback.

Until March 25, ShopeePay users can enjoy the following perks:

Free shipping vouchers
Shop to your heart’s content without worrying about shipping fees! This March 22 to 25, enjoy free shipping for a minimum spend of ₱149 on various categories. On March 24, watch out for sitewide free shipping vouchers redeemable with a minimum spend of ₱199, which will be released throughout the day in limited quantities. Finally, on 4.4 Mega ShopeePay Day, enjoy all-day sitewide free shipping!

Exclusive Deals Near Me vouchers
Craving your favorite burger, donut, ice cream, or pizza? Use ShopeePay to get exclusive ₱1 Deals and amazing offers from your favorite fast food brands such as Jollibee, McDonald’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Domino’s!

Discounts and flash deals on mobile load
Always on your phone? Grab the following mobile load deals on March 22 and 25: ₱20 load for ₱12 and ₱50 load for ₱42. On March 25, watch out for the following flash deals throughout the day: ₱20 load for ₱10 and ₱50 load for ₱37.

Even bigger cashbacks
Use ShopeePay to earn more coins cashback that you can use to get discounts on your next shopping spree. For every purchase from participating shops, get 20% cashback, capped at 200 coins, on selected categories.

On March 23 and 25, use ShopeePay to settle bills worth at least ₱600 to enjoy 15% cashback, capped at 90 coins. Users who buy load/data or pay bills for the first time can enjoy 20% cashback, capped at 120 coins, from March 22 to 24; and 25% cashback, capped at 150 coins, on March 25.

This 4.4 ShopeePay Cashless Festival, shop, buy load, and pay bills with ShopeePay to enjoy more rewards! For more information, visit https://shopee.ph/m/shopee-pay.

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

About Shopee
Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia & Taiwan. Shopee connects shoppers, brands, and sellers across Asia and other fast-growing markets, empowering anyone to buy and sell anywhere and at any time.
Shopee offers an easy, secure, and engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. It offers a wide product assortment, supported by integrated payments and logistics, as well as popular entertainment features tailored for each market. Shopee is also a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to helping brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.
Shopee is a part of Sea Limited (NYSE:SE), a leading global consumer internet company. In addition to Shopee, Sea’s other core businesses include its digital entertainment arm, Garena, and digital financial services arm, SeaMoney. Sea’s mission is to better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology.
About ShopeePay
ShopeePay is an integrated mobile wallet that offers users easy access to digital payment services. Launched in the Philippines in 2019, ShopeePay enables a seamless shopping experience by allowing users to make online payments on Shopee, top-up their wallets, and transfer and withdraw funds.

ShopeePay makes it easier to shop and do business. It provides users with a convenient, secure, and rewarding payment option; it empowers businesses and helps them capture new opportunities.

ShopeePay is part of SeaMoney, the digital financial services arm of Sea Group. A leading digital payments and financial services provider in Southeast Asia, SeaMoney’s mission is to better the lives of individuals and businesses in the region with financial services through technology.

Pru Life UK launches 25-week bonanza to celebrate its 25th anniversary Winners will take home exciting prizes every week until September 2021

Pru Life UK Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer Rina Velasquez, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal and Government Relations Officer Atty. Em Vallente, and Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Marketing Officer Allan Tumbaga join RJ in a virtual toast to open the weeks-long celebration of the company’s 25th anniversary.

Pru Life UK announces its We DO Health & Wealth: 25th Anniversary Celebration, which features a 25-week raffle bonanza. Starting March 29, 2021 until Pru Life UK’s 25th anniversary in September 2021, over Php 6 million worth of prizes will be given away to more than 600 winners. Participants will stand a chance to win the Php2.5 million cash prize in the grand raffle draw, and iPhone 12s, and e-gift certificates in the weekly raffle draws.

“We are proud of Pru Life UK’s legacy of nurturing the health and wealth of Filipinos for the past 25 years. We have reached this milestone because of all customers and agents who have trusted us through the years. Pru Life UK would like to thank everyone and give back with a raffle that will surely put a smile on everyone’s face,” says Pru Life UK President and Chief Executive Officer Antonio G. De Rosas.

To join the weekly draw, all that is needed is download Pulse, the insurer’s all-in-one health app, and use its features to earn raffle entries. Participants can increase their chances of winning by being more active on the app. On Pulse, they can engage with other users in MyCommunity, complete health assessments, accomplish the Exercise Buddy activity, and more.

Each week, there are 25 winners of an iPhone 12 and 24 winners of an e-gift certificate worth Php2,500. The winners will be announced on Pru Life UK’s website and official Facebook page one day after the draw.

Come its 25th anniversary this September, Pru Life UK will be holding a grand raffle draw where one winner will take home Php2.5 million in cash.

“Through the raffle series, we aim to promote and reward a healthy lifestyle, all within the ecosystem of our Pulse, a technology which the Pru Life UK community is extremely proud of. In a way, the Pulse app captures the company’s 25 years of innovation and commitment to protect the health and grow the wealth of Filipinos,” shares Pru Life UK Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Allan Tumbaga.

25 years as a trusted life insurance partner
Pru Life UK has always been committed to safeguarding its client’s best investment: their future. Since 1996, the company has served its clients’ evolving health and protection needs through its health insurance policies. In its first year, Pru Life UK became one of the first companies allowed by the Insurance Commission to issue dollar-denominated policies.

In 1998, Pru Life UK was ranked among the top 10 life insurance companies in the Philippines in terms of First-Year Premiums. In 2001, the company was named the fastest-growing life insurer in the country with a 63% growth rate.

The following year, Pru Life UK pioneered the first unit-linked or investment-linked life insurance product in the Philippines. The company reached another milestone in 2007 when it hit the P1 billion mark in terms of Annualized Premium Equivalent, a 130% growth from the previous year.

Pru Life UK expanded its reach to children when it launched the Cha-Ching Financial Literacy for the Youth Program in 2012. This was quickly followed by the introduction of the Prudence Foundation, the community investment arm of Prudential plc in Asia and Africa. More innovations were announced within the decade: the customer portal PRUAccess, the PRULink Global Emerging Markets fund, the PRULink Cash Flow fund, and the best-selling product PRULink Elite Protector 5.

In 2016, Pru Life UK inaugurated PRURide PH, which promotes cycling as a way to achieve health and wellness, and as a sustainable alternative mode of transportation. Three years later, PRURide PH received a 2.2-accreditation from the Union Cycliste Internationale, the world’s governing body for cycling.

The company began offering asset management and trust products in 2019, with the opening of its subsidiary Pru Life UK Investments.

“Our passion to reach more milestones is grounded in our ‘We DO’ commitment, a promise to listen, understand, and deliver to meet our clients’ health and wealth needs. Pru Life UK is excited to celebrate the next 25 weeks, and embrace the next 25 years, as we build on our legacy to be Filipinos’ trusted life insurance partner,” ends De Rosas.

Earlier this year, PRUDengue products were launched on Pulse, and more protection and health products are set for launch in the coming months of 2021.

Join Pru Life UK’s weekly and grand raffles by downloading the Pulse app at wedopulse.com/ph/.

About Pru Life UK
Established in 1996, Pru Life UK is the pioneer of insuravest, or investment-linked life insurance products, in the Philippines and is one of the first life insurance companies approved to distribute US dollar-denominated investment-linked life insurance policies in the country. Since its establishment, Pru Life UK has expanded its reach to over 190 branches in the Philippines, with the biggest life agency force of more than 35,000 licensed agents.
The company ranked first (1st) among the country’s life insurers based on the Insurance Commission’s Q2 2020 rankings in terms of new business annual premium equivalent. Pru Life UK is headquartered in Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig City.
Pru Life UK and Prudential plc are not affiliated with Prudential Financial, Inc. of the United States, Prudential Assurance Company (a subsidiary of M&G plc, a company incorporated in the United Kingdom), Philippine Prudential Life Insurance Company, Prudentialife Plans, Inc. or Prudential Guarantee and Assurance, Inc. (all Philippine-registered companies). Pru Life UK is a life insurance company and is not engaged in the business of selling pre-need plans.
For more information: www.prulifeuk.com.ph

About Pulse
Pulse is an all-in-one digital health app and the first of its kind in the region to offer holistic health management to consumers. Using AI-powered self-help tools and real-time information, the app serves as a 24/7 health and wellness partner to users, helping them prevent, postpone, and protect against the onset of diseases. Pulse is part of Prudential’s region-wide strategy to provide affordable and accessible healthcare to everyone across Asia by leveraging digital technologies and best-in-class partnerships.
Following the regional launch of Pulse in Malaysia in August 2019, Pulse is now available in a total of 11 markets in Asia and includes a growing suite of value-add services, such as a symptom checker and health assessment, personal wellness services, and video consultations with certified doctors and specialists.
Since its launch, Pulse has been downloaded more than 20 million times* in Asia. Pulse is currently available on the Apple/Google Play stores in Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
For more information, and to download Pulse, log onto www.wedopulse.com

Significance of family well-being discussed in first-ever Filipino Family WellBeing Virtual Conference

In true bayanihan spirit, the first-ever Filipino Family WellBeing Virtual Conference was convened to steer a multidisciplinary and multisectoral discussion of family wellbeing as the central component of mental health and psychosocial services to build stronger Filipino families.
The two-day Conference placed emphasis on the urgent and most pressing needs of Filipino families in the face of C0VID-19 pandemic. Attended by more than 2000 families and reaching more than 190,000 individuals, the event became their safe space to express their questions and concerns, while receiving practical solutions from a multidisciplinary panel of experts with the goal of co-creating a better normal for all.
Organized by the Bayanihan for WellBeing (BWB) collaborative, the conference tackled financial, economic, psychological, and social challenges faced by Filipino families. As defined by the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (NCPFCE) in 2013, family well-being refers to the “safety, health, and financial security of the whole family”, which encompasses both physical and mental health.
On Marital Struggles & Family Dynamics
The pandemic significantly altered how we live our lives and this includes our life at home. Department of Social Welfare and Development Undersecretary Luzviminda Ilagan shared, “The declaration of community quarantine and physical distancing restricted the mobility of people. Business operations were suspended, establishments closed, alternative work arrangements, classes transformed into online systems, public transportation stopped, and unnecessary travel was banned. All these and other impositions intended to stop the spread of the virus wreaked havoc on the lives of people, especially families.”

With families confined to the home during the lockdown, conflicts between couples have become much more common. Shiena Base from Educo Philippines advised couples that disagreements are a part of married life and that communication is key. “Listen. Appreciate little things. Minsan dahil confined tayo sa isang bahay, hindi na natin nakikita ang mga simpleng ginagawa ng ating ka-partner. (Sometimes, because we’re confined in our homes, we stop noticing the simple things our partner does for us.),” Base said.

Dr. Aida Gines, President of the Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association also stressed the importance of proper communication between parents and their children especially if children have been exposed to their parents’ arguments. There is a need to explain the conflict to children once they have calmed down but as much as possible, parents are advised to keep and further resolve arguments in closed quarters. “Minsan, hindi maiiwasan ‘yan, dala na rin siguro ng pag-aalala ng ating mga magulang. Pero kung maiiwasan ng ating mga magulang ang pag-aaway, gawin na lang sa kwarto na hindi naririnig ng ating mga anak (Sometimes, arguments cannot be helped possibly due to anxieties of parents. But if it can be helped, keep arguments inside the room where the children will be unable to hear),” shared Dr. Gines.

Base also reminded parents, teachers, and all adults to never disregard the voices of children: “Sa konteksto ng wellbeing, tingnan din natin ang boses ng mga kabataan and take their opinions into account. The collective family wellbeing should also include the voices of children.” This was seconded by Dr. Carolina Uno-Rayco, National Executive Director of the Philippine Mental Health Association, who shared, “Let’s maintain a positive, loving, and respectful family atmosphere where family members can open up about their concerns without fear of being ridiculed.”

On the Shift to Digital Learning
With classes moving online, the conference offered tips on how families can support online learners. Dr. Rhea Concepcion, President of the Philippine Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, advised parents to ask help from all members of the family like asking ates or kuyas to teach the younger siblings. “It’s a matter of delegating roles and responsibilities among children and members of the family lalo na kung abala sa paghahanap ng ikabubuhay ang ating mga magulang (especially if the parents are busy finding sources of livelihood)”, says Dr. Rhea.
For parents worried about children spending too much screen time or being exposed to excessive use of gadgets, Dr. Kenneth Javate shared that bringing the outdoors in by caring for plants or by trying fun workout routines are some ways to help kids become active inside the home while turning these into fun family bonding activities at the same time.
Collaboration is Key
Finally, the conference reminded everyone that in order for the Filipino family to progress, collaboration in the community is important. “Ang trabaho ng pagsulong ng pamilyang Pilipino, lalong lalo na ngayon sa panahon ng pagbabago ay hindi gawain ng isang tao lang or isang pamilya lang, rather it’s a collaborative effort of an entire community (The job of progressing the Filipino family, especially during the pandemic, lies not just on one person or one family but rather relies on the collaborative effort of an entire community),” shared Unilab Foundation Heads Up PH Program Director Dr. Shake Hocson.
Putting a premium on collaboration and bayanihan, Unilab Foundation convened BWB as an initiative of its mental health program, Heads Up PH. It aims to continuously provide a multidisciplinary, multisectoral and all systems level approach in the provision and delivery of mental health and psychosocial services in the Philippines for prevention, intervention and postvention.

The program was made possible through its partners who are represented by experts from the Philippine Psychiatric Association, Psychological Association of the Philippines, Philippine Guidance and Counseling Association, Philippine Pediatric Society, and Philippine Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Holding the first-ever Filipino Family WellBeing Virtual Conference last February 12-13, 2021, BWB envisioned mental health and family wellbeing to be holistic, inclusive, and empowering as it encouraged economically-challenged families to join the discussion.
Executive Director of Unilab Foundation Lilibeth Aristorenas then emphasized, “It is in uncertain times like this that mental health and wellbeing must be put at the forefront to address these stresses. Forming healthy familial relationships do not only help the youth cope with the effects of crisis but are also essential in helping them feel loved and secured, which impacts their brain development and sense of self, and helps them grow up to become confident and resilient individuals.” Adding to this, Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo quotes, “The path to healing and acceptance among Filipino families begins with openness and empathy.”
BWB has indeed displayed foresight in bringing to the public eye current and relevant issues on the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on Filipino families. The two-day conference kicked-off with a session entitled “Mga Hamon at Lakas ng Pamilyang Pilipino sa Panahon ng Pandemya” which referred from a strength-based model relevant in overcoming the different challenges of Filipino families in the time of COVID-19 pandemic. On the other hand, the second session entitled “Kaya Kung Sama-sama: Pagpapatibay ng Filipino Family Wellbeing” tackled the different levels of care involved in establishing family wellbeing, such as in terms of Handling Family Conflicts, Building A Healthy Family Culture, Parenting During The Pandemic, and Youth Formation and Leadership. Lastly, the conference ended with the third session entitled “Kwento ng Pamilyang Pilipino” focused on sharing inspiring stories of the Filipino families and how they overcame the challenges brought about by the pandemic.

What’s Next?

The conference may be over but the fight for a healthier Philippines continues. Those who missed the event can still watch the sessions at the Bayanihan for WellBeing Facebook page.
The said conference was also held for the benefit of the Resiliency Play Bags Donation Drive in partnership with the Department of Education – DRRMS.

These play bags aim to spark hope, harness creativity, and develop resilience and coping skills among Filipino children, who were not only strained by the presence of the pandemic, but were also victims of the calamities that struck our nation in the previous year.

Each resiliency play bag is composed of toys and arts and crafts materials such as (1) sipa and kickball which are intended to help children release tension and stress, (2) plain cape and mask which children can incorporate their designs, allowing them to identify their strengths and make them feel like superheroes, and (3) writing and coloring sheet to encourage their creativity and help them express their emotions. The resiliency play bags are made to complement the Remote Psychosocial Support Through Play, A Teacher’s Activity Guide/Module authored by ULF, in partnership with the Department of Education. As of December 2020, 1000 resiliency play bags were already distributed. With your support, we can help build resilience in thousands of children who will not only be able to survive but also be able to thrive and reach their full potential in life.

For further donation details and inquiries on partnership and sponsorship opportunities you may visit the Bayanihan for Wellbeing Facebook page at facebook.com/BayanihanForWellBeing. You may also contact Jefferson Hilario, Project Officer of Heads Up PH, at 0917-326-2092 or at headsup@unilabfoundation.org

Through the Bayanihan For WellBeing, we are encouraged to reflect that if one can, we can and that together, we can cope and thrive in the spirit of Bayanihan.

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Sweldo at the Shopee 3.15 Payday Sale

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