Healthy Gulay Goodness!

In recent years, studies have shown that Filipinos have become more and more conscious about their health. From new workout routines, monthly hiking trips, or simply dieting for the perfect beach getaway, Filipinos have come to embrace brand new lifestyles in order to remain fit and healthy. 

However, a common problem for this new way of living is the lack of variety for healthy meals as most vegetable dishes are often bland and lack that signature “Pinoy kick” which makes them delicious and fulfilling. With this in mind, Goldilocks, the country’s number one bakeshop is proud to introduce their all new Gising Gising meals! 

Enjoy a healthy meal with an added kick with Golidlocks’ Gising Gising meals, a delicious Filipino classic dish made with nutritious ingredients such as Sigarilyas, Kangkong Stalks and Ground Beef which is then cooked in fresh Coconut Milk and Spicy Peppers to give that signature Filipino flavor!

Enjoy a healthy meal with a twist with Goldilocks’ Gising Gising meals! Grab this and other Savory Pinoy products at any Golidlocks Foodstore in Luzon! For more information, you may also follow Goldilocks on Twitter or Instagram at @GoldilocksPH, on the Goldilocks Facebook page, or at the official Goldilocks website at

Epson’s Inkjets printers win grand prize for excellence in energy efficiency and conservation

Another big win for Epson!

Seiko Epson Corporation has been awarded The Director-General’s Prize, The Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, for Epson’s LX-10000F series and LX-7000F series of high-speed linehead inkjet multifunction printers sold in the Japanese market. In Southeast Asia, the printers are known as WorkForce Enterprise WF-C20590 and WF-17590 printers. 

This award, which was part of the FY2018 Grand Prize for Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Conservation (Product Category & Business Model Category) awards program, was sponsored by the Energy Conservation Center, Japan, with support from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Inkjet printers are notable for their ability to print at high speeds with minimal power consumption. The award-winning printers demonstrate superior energy efficiency, using only a fraction of the energy of typical A3 color office laser MFPs. They easily conform to the requirements of the International ENERGY STARⓇ Program*1 and their maximum powerconsumption is constrained, allowing them to be used even in the event of a disaster when electricity supply is limited. In addition, high-capacity ink cartridges and infrequent replacement of limited lifetime parts mean reduced maintenance and greater resource conservation. The consumables and limited lifetime parts used in these printers have to be replaced only about half*2 as often as those in a typical laser printer, based on a calculation of one million prints. The volume of waste is also about 50% lower. 

“We have been working hard to increase office energy efficiency through inkjet innovation,” said Koichi Kubota, Representative Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer, Printing Solutions Operations Division. “This prize is tremendously encouraging, and we intend to continue to provide innovative products and services to meet the needs of environmentally aware users.”

Epson’s stated goal is to be an indispensable company, one that is committed to openness, customer satisfaction and sustainability. We tackle customer needs, address societal challenges, and create unique environmental value through our business activities with the aim of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations and creating a better and more sustainable future.

Our prizewinning products will be exhibited at ENEX 2019, an energy and environment exhibition to be held from January 30 to February 1 at Tokyo Big Sight (Tokyo International Exhibition Center). An awards ceremony for the Grand Prize for Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Conservation will be held on the first day.

*1 The International ENERGY STAR Program is an international energy saving program for office equipment. It is designed to certify the top 25% of all products based on their energy efficiency, such as power used in On, Sleep, and Off modes. The LX-10000F series has a TEC value (a value that indicates typical weekly power consumption during office use) of 1.2 kWh. That of the LX-7000F series is 0.9 kWh.

*2 Epson used the Buyers Lab of Keypoint Intelligence to compare the LX-10000F series and two equivalent models of color laser printers (65-70 ppm) using test pages defined in ISO/IEC 24712. Epson estimated that LX-10000F series users would print one million pages in five years, on average. 

* Note that Epson products and services vary by region. Please refer to your local Epson sales company for details of products and services available in your region.

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 81,000 employees in 85 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

Helpful tips for first time winter travel

Travel to a country with not so sunny temperatures, and I mean winter? If that is the case, and you have little time preparing, then read through these tested suggestions of what to wear. 

For those looking for a great way to start the year, a trip somewhere cold and snowy is most likely in order. Packing for a winter holiday oftentimes poses this challenge: we want to pack warm while keeping the options lightweight and wearable. For us in the tropics, a winter getaway in the early months of the year might be a surprise. But know that in most European countries and even in China or Korea, Winter is still on full swing! 

So for most of us travelling from a tropical country to a colder one, a guide of to-dos will be useful on what to pack for travel. Below is a quick list of items to check off of your list before you head out for your icy getaway.

Pack Warm
It goes without saying that you need thicker or warmer pieces to survive colder temperatures. But aside from puffy jackets and faux fur coats, do not forget to pack the little essentials to keep you warm all throughout your trip. Before zipping your luggage for check in, throw in cozy (wool) socks, scarves, gloves, and thermal tops and bottoms for good measure. Pro tip: wear your thickest coat to the airport so it won’t eat up space in your bag!

Pack in Layers
A simple travel hack advised by frequent travellers is to pack in layers and roll. Instead of dumping all things in your bag, maximize space by folding your clothes into the smallest layers to take the least space!

Wear winter specialized shoes
Don’t forget to wear shoes designed for tough winter conditions as your regular mesh or knitted trainers will leave you frozen. Keep warm and safe onslippery , icy terrain and extremely low temperatures. Lined with advanced shoe insulation, Merrell’s mid-cut winter boot offers Vibram grippy outsoles and fully sealed waterproof protection.
Try the Coldpack Ice+ Mid Polar Waterproof and the Thermo Freeze Mid Waterproof! 
ColdpackIce+ Mid Polar Waterproof

Here’s what makes the Coldpack Ice+ great on ice: M Select™ WARM is a lightweight, low bulk insulation that keeps feet warm and snug. This soft feature is thin and durable, making the shoe surprisingly light and easy to wear for longer periods of time. The Coldpack Ice+ also sports premium nubuck leather and mesh upper for durability. On the outside, its outfitted with the Vibram® Arctic Grip™ outsole, which provides unparalleled traction on ice even in the most extreme winter conditions, keeping you safe from slipping!
Thermo Freeze Mid Waterproof

Conquer snow and ice with unparalleled traction from the trusty Thermo Freeze Mid Waterproof boots. Thanks to its Vibram® Arctic Grip, this breathable, waterproof, and insulated shoe is becoming a go-to pair to keep toes toasty without overheating. This shoe is also designed with the M Select™ WARM technology and the Vibram® Arctic Grip™ on the outsole. It also sports the Kinetic Fit™ Base removable contoured insole for flexible support for when you’re having fun in your snowy destination. 

Bring intensive skincare
Chilling winds may cause your skin to break and your lips to crack! Regularly moisturize and hydrate, bring a lotion and lip balm to steer clear of chapped skin during your winter trip.

This list sums up the travel essentials you need to prepare for to fully enjoy your vacation. Keep your trip safe and stylish with trusted ice footwear from Merrell!
Winter boots and more are available online and Merrell stores at Glorietta 3, TriNoma, SM North EDSA Annex, Market! Market!, Robinsons Place Manila, Festival Mall, SM Southmall, SM Dasmarinas, Marquee Mall, Harbor Point, SM City Cebu, Ayala Center Cebu, SM Iloilo, SM City Davao, SM Lanang, Abreeza Mall, Gaisano Mall Davao, LimKetKai Mall, and Centrio Mall, select specialty & department stores.

Visit Merrell on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @Merrell_PH.

What is Merrell? 

Merrell® believes that nothing should get in the way of enjoying active outdoor adventures. Merrell hiking boots, trail running shoes and apparel are built on Merrell’s outdoor heritage, quality and performance. Our mantra, getaway to adventure, encourages the love for the great outdoors. It is sending out the message to aspiring travelers to explore the city streets and mountain trails.

ASUS extend premium care warranty package for PH market

Better deal for ASUS products purchase begins with this returning package. Check it out!

Consumers can now avail ASUS Premium Care International Warranty Extensi Laptop computers have become a necessity due to its convenience for everyday users—be it for work or play. However, owning one takes a lot of investment, both financially and emotionally, and sudden and unexpected issues can not only disrupt work, but also bear undue stress because of the inconvenience of going through repairs and uncertain warranties.

With the constant aim of improving its user’s experiences, ASUS goes one step further to offer the excellent after-sales service to its end-users. Enter the ASUS Premium Care (APC) program, a warranty extension and service upgrade package available to end-users who have purchased their devices within the last 90 days.

For a cost of PHP 3,499.00, APC is a perfect tool for end-users to extend the longevity of their devices, allowing them to upgrade their existing device warranty from the standard two-year global warranty to a country’s first, industry-leading three-year GLOBAL warranty recognized in over 50 countries worldwide. Comparable three-year warranty packages from competing products only cover local warranty at a cost of up to PHP 6,300.00.

Select ASUS and Republic of Gamers (ROG) users also have the option to extend their two-year global warranty to a three-year warranty, or change their warranty to a two-year local on-site warranty (exclusive to users from Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, and Metro Davao only)

All ASUS laptops are eligible for the additional 1-year APC warranty extension package, with a few select models eligible for an optional change to the on-site warranty upgrade.

To avail of the APC package, end-users first need to check if their device is qualified and matches the product indicated in the APC package they want to avail. For on-site warranty eligibility, end-users should check if their area is covered by ASUS Authorized Service Providers (ASPs) via

Upon confirmation of their eligibility, end-users must register for an account at, and register their product to tie it into their account. Afterwards, end-users may proceed to the Service Package Activation tab on the website and input their APC package details.

In addition to accessing their warranty status on the website, end-users can also check service center locations, as well as status of their warranty and repairs via the MyASUS mobile app. A 22-day turn-around time commitment ensures that their service requests are as smooth and convenient as possible.

ASUS Premium Care packages are available exclusively in ASUS and ROG Concept Stores nationwide. Click the link to find out more:

LG Electronics Philippines celebrates the launch of Netflix’s new original Korean drama-thriller ‘Kingdom’

Go beyond with the (TV, Movie or Live Streaming Videos) shows you love through the LG B8 4K OLED TV

Brand new year means new and exciting ways to maximize technology and entertainment to bond with loved ones.
Global electronics and home entertainment giant LG Electronics Philippines and international online streaming pioneer Netflix Philippines once again strengthened its partnership with an exclusive advance screening last January 24, a day before the worldwide premiere of the newest original Korean series – ‘Kingdom’. 

Netflix has put together two things to make most binge-worthy stories from South Korea: the thrilling K-drama about ancient Korean monarchy and the threat of an impending zombie apocalypse. Set in Korea’s ancient Joseon Period, “Kingdom” follows the journey of a crown prince sent on a suicide mission to investigate a gruesome plague spreading inside the kingdom — only to find zombies threatening his reign and his people. 

On January 25, 2019, Netflix premiered a contagious case of binge-watch fever ‘Kingdom’ and just recently, LG Philippines recently launched its 30th Anniversary TV — the OLED B8 4K TV — and it’s the best way to give justice to the thrill and excitement of “Kingdom” and its mind-blowing cinematic appeal. 

More than a hundred media attendees watched the the advance screening with the impressive LG OLED TVs at the Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in Bonifacio Global City. Guests had a blast as they got to dress up in a traditional Korean Hanbok and posed against the realistic “Kingdom” backdrop and roaming zombies. A traditional Korean feast dinner was served after the Nara Team performed a traditional Korean Fan Dance before the actual viewing. 

LG Philippines is also delighted to share this exciting milestone with some of the country’s brightest personalities as brand ambassadors, the ‘Iron Man’ of the Philippine Basketball Association LA Tenorio, actor Gil Cuerva, Bb. Pilipinas 2016 Nicole Cordoves, and Lifestyle, Travel Vlogger Dani Barreto. The event was hosted by TV Host, car and road safety advocate and LG TV Ambassador James Deakin.

This growing partnership between LG Philippines and Netflix Philippines further solidifies the bond between Filipinos and Koreans. 2019 marks the 70th anniversary of the friendship between Philippines and South Korea which started when the Philippines became the fifth country to recognize the Republic of Korea in 1949. Since then, the mutually beneficial relationship between the two countries has grown in every aspect: economically, technologically, culturally, and even in military and government support and this latest event is a reminder of the strength and reliability of the flourishing friendship between the two nations.

To honor the two countries’ thriving relationship and strengthen KCC’s mission to “deepen the understanding and appreciation of Korean culture among Filipinos by providing diverse cultural programs and events”, LG Philippines, being a Korean company with principal headquarters in Seoul, South Korea has donated five 55-inch UHD 4K TVs (four 55UK6300 and one 55UK6500) to the Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in the Philippines.

“It is an important celebration of the strong relationship between Korea and the Philippines, which started in 1949. To honor this friendship, we at LG always go beyond the call of duty to provide excellent home entertainment products and appliances to millions of Filipinos who have supported us from the beginning. It is our pleasure to contribute in strengthening the bond between our two countries,” shared LG Philippines Managing Director Mr. Inkwun Heo.

While LG has a number of TVs that are officially recommended by Netflix after passing a series of rigorous tests, the B8 4K OLED TV is one that stands out from the pack. It boasts a list of impressive features, starting with its top-of-the-line 55” 4K Cinema HDR display providing sharp contrast and vibrant colors. The B8 is made to deliver an immersive viewing experience powered by the Smart Brain α7 Intelligent Processor to make sure all TV functions and features are working together for a seamless user experience. Aside from its stunning visuals and cutting edge smart TV technology, LG has equipped the B8 4K OLED TV with a Dolby Atmos® sound system for a true cinematic experience in the comfort of your own home.

Take home the LG B8 OLED TV — the most competitively priced high quality OLED TV in the market today — for P89,991 (cash price). As a gift, every purchase of the LG B8 comes with six (6) free months of Netflix access, so the entire family can enjoy high quality entertainment at home.

What is LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company?

The LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company is an industry leader in televisions, audio video systems, monitors, projectors and portable computers. The company is a recognized innovator in the industry

TVserye Saludo explores heroism, stories of everyday Filipinos 

by E. Lorete / /

Saludo, the newest primetime evening drama anthology advocating heroism, finally get to see the light of day. Focusing on everyday heroes, including those serving in the police or the military, Saludo premieres with no less than former PNP General Ronald “Bato” De la Rosa. “Saludo seelks to give light to the heroic deeds of our kababayan, ordinary Filipinos like General Ronald “Bato” De la Rosa, who rose from poverty through sheer hardwork and dedication to excel,” said Polo Ravales, who plays the famed General Bato in the opening chronicle of Saludo. Ravales, along with real life policemen joining Saludo’s drama anthology designed weekend series, was excited playing part, and since show did tackle the controversial “Tokhang” program that went viral under Bato’s command. “Hindi kami nagkita ni General Bato, but I studied his ways from footages available – showcasing a true probinsyano who rose from ranks in the police force.” General De la Rosa’s humble beginnings, which is a highlight on Saludo’s pilot episode airng primetime nights on PTV-4 (8pm – 9pm), according to Ravales, “features the little things ordinary people do for the welfare of their families or their communities.” The Philippine National PoLice (PNP), despite sector outcry on reported human rights violations perpetrated among ranks, through Saludo’s concept of showing positive contribution men in uniform have contributed towards peace and order. “Saludo features real policemen, all in active service, playing drama for people to realize good deeds police contribute towards community development. It is a welcome opportunity to show a different side of the policeman, what he or she is doing for the community,” said Police Community Relationshi Group Head PCSupt Rhodel Ordel Sermonia. Saludo’s billing of active policeman reflects a positive portrait of role police take in terms of not only peace and order management but more importantly the PNP’s solid relationship with community. “General Bato in Saludo offers a great example how simple people can make weight performing extraordinary roles that can actually contribute to growth – whether it is family or what more for your community,” said Ravales. “Saludo veers from typical action-thriller that feature policemen. We are also human beings who have their share of life dramas. Saludo strives to tell these life enriching stories with real policeman doing characterization.,” saod PCSupt Sermonia. While the act of saluting is generally reserved for policemen or military, Saludo’s concept aims to generate a positive impression how public can extend respect, if not infuse on other people the power of doing something good for their communities. “It is a drama about people who make it their way helping other people, contributing openly so that other people’s lives will be better someday. General Bato endured that when he was young, and look what came of him leading one time the Philippine Natonal Police force,” points Ravales. Saludo, with the cooperation of the Philippine National Police’s Police Community Relations Group, is working a national campaign offering a different image of the country’s police force with respect to Filipino community needs and aspiration for a law abiding community setting.

London 2020 elections to utilize Smartmatic Tech

Smartmatic, a London-based elections technology provider, together with CGI, an independent Information Technology (IT) solutions firm, will be delivering software and technical infrastructure for the electronic counting of votes in the 2020 London Elections.
Specifically, Smartmatic and CGI developed an e-counting solution that will ensure quick, accurate, transparent, and accountable results.

The technology will be used on three elections taking place on May 2020: the London Mayoralty race, 14 Constituency Assemble members, and 11 London-wide Assemble members. The new system will allow London voters to cast their ballot in-person or via mail.

“The GLA [Greater London Authority] team is looking forward to working with CGI, Smartmatic and partners to deliver an effective and accurate e-count,” said Mary Harpley, Greater London Returning Officer at the GLA.

Smartmatic shared the same excitement in working with the GLA and CGI for the upcoming polls. ““It is truly rewarding to work with Election Administrators that share Smartmatic’s commitment to transparent and accessible elections,” said Antonio Mugica, Chief Executive Officer of Smartmatic. “London elections will employ modern technology that is secure and reliable and will enhance citizens’ trust in the process and strengthen democracy,” he further explained.

Smartmatic technology has processed over 3.7 billion votes in election projects on five continents. Recently, Smartmatic was awarded a contract to assist the Los Angeles County –the largest elections jurisdiction in the United States– in the development, manufacturing and implementation of the County’s new elections system by 2020. Smartmatic also explored using blockchain technology to implement secure “serverless” polls for a referendum in Norway.