I tried Pizza Hut’s Holiday Ham Supreme Stuffed Crust Pizza, here are my thoughts

One of the staples of the Christmas season is holiday ham, and Pizza Hut incorporated it in their latest offering. They recently launched the Holiday Ham Supreme Stuffed Crust Pizza and I got to try it out.

First off, here’s how it’s described: the pizza is a spread of premium holiday ham chunks, sweet pineapple tidbits, and crunchy red and green bell peppers, all drizzled with caramelized pineapple glaze. This is surrounded by the pineapple-glazed crust, stuffed with bits of ham and cheese.

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#TooGoodToBeNo2: PayMaya offers awesome e-wallet features

Digital transactions are here to stay and fintechs like PayMaya are making it easier to go cashless. The country’s leading digital financial services platform is the only fintech in the Philippines that runs a consumer e-wallet app, an enterprise payment processing business, and a remittance agent network with Smart Padala.

While its consumer app may not be the no. 1 e-wallet right now, its superior features make it #TooGoodToBeNo.2. If you haven’t tried out using the PayMaya app yet, you’re definitely missing out on some of its awesome features that could make your everyday transactions a whole lot easier.

From its free cash-in channels to 99.9% uptime, you’ll be surprised at how these nifty features can bring ease, convenience, and even savings whenever you go cashless.

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Mega Global celebrates 3rd National Sardines Day!

Mega Global Corporation, the company behind Mega Sardines, the leading sardines brand in the country, celebrated this year’s National Sardines Day with an online game show bonanza. Kicking this off is an Instagram and Facebook challenge that determined the players for the much-awaited Pera or Sardinas game during the online event which was broadcast live on Mega Sardines’s Facebook page and Shopee app.

The game show bonanza had three major segments representing the tagline of Mega Sardines: Sarap, Saya, and Sustansya. For the Sarap segment, Mega Sardines’ ambassadress Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo did a cooking demo that served as an introduction to new dishes that mommies can easily create for their loved ones.

For the Sustansya segment, the audience learned about the Mega Bigay Sustansya program, the company’s nationwide feeding program being undertaken in communities around the country with the help of its partner, Reach Out Philippines Foundation.

Lastly, there was a series of virtual games for the Saya segment where fun games such as Pera or Sardinas, Call A Ka-Mega, and a trivia game were held for the audience to participate in. There was also a grand raffle, where winners took home a wide selection of prizes.

For added fun, Mega Sardines is launching a Tiktok Challenge where participants can show off their moves and have some fun in the process of creating videos to win prizes. Mega Sardines is also holding an eye-popping piso sale in Shopee for Mega Sardines in Tomato Sauce, Tomato Sauce with Chili Added, Corned Sardines, and Mega Fried Sardines in Tausi –definitely a sale that will have customers rushing to add to cart!

Mega Global gives back

To add more meaning to the National Sardines Day Celebrations, Mega Global showcased its various initiatives that would help elevate not just the Philippines’ sardines industry, but the economy and people’s lives as well, at a roundtable event held on November 23 to kick off the celebration of the holiday on the 24th. Alongside this, it has also shared the successful results of the Mega Bigay Sustansya Program, which was done in partnership with Reach Out Feed Philippines (ROFP), reflecting its deep malasakit for Filipinos.

Marvin Tiu Lim, Michelle Tiu Lim-Chan, Chris Fernandez, executives of the Mega Global conglomerate, alongside Dawn Marie Cabigon, founder and director of Reach Out Feed Philippines, were present at the event to discuss how the Mega Bigay Sustansya program will bring long-term gains to its program beneficiaries.

Mega Bigay Sustansya (MBS) is a CSR program led by the Mega Tiu Lim Foundation that hopes to give a meal planning and distribution program to over 881 children nationwide. The program has supported children in six provinces nationwide for 60 days. Children ages four to 12 have received house-to-house delivery of meals every day that included at least one sardines meal, made using Mega Global’s nutrient-packed high-quality sardines.

“Mega Bigay Sustansya is one way for us to support communities who need us the most. Canned sardines is one of the Filipinos staple foods throughout the years and through this program that target to feed malnourished children all over the country, we hope to use the same staple product to nurture the health of these children, and sustain it through leave-behind materials that will help them prepare nutritious meals in the long run,” Marvin Tiu Lim, Chief Growth and Development Officer of Mega Global said.

On top of the updates on Mega Global’s MBS program, Mega Global executives have also shared in the discussion how they strived to continue elevating the sardine industry through innovations and the building of new infrastructures. These expansions would maintain the double-digit growth of the company in 2022, allow it to create a more sustainable avenue in producing its products, as well as create new products that will surely be a hit to its customers.

For the past 46 years, Mega Global has been leading the way in supporting Filipino communities through its investments in the sardine industry, which has provided job opportunities for thousands of Filipinos. The company continued to upgrade its Zamboanga facility, where its state-of-the-art operations, including its can-making plant and offices, are based. As part of its sustainability endeavors, it is using solar energy for its warehouses.

Mega Global also discussed details about a new plant in Batangas that will be opened next year. Located in Sto. Tomas, Batangas, it will house state-of-the-art technology in manufacturing using sustainable energy sources and is expected to help add dynamism to the economy as it continues to recover from the effects of the pandemic.

 

This story is in partnership with Mega Global Corporation. For more information, visit the website and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

7 things people forget to do before a vacation

Vacations are undoubtedly fun things to do when you want to take a break from your everyday routines. Going on a holiday is an excellent way to have a change of scenery, experience the sights and sounds of somewhere new, and generally enjoy yourself.

The problem is, some people forget to make some essential considerations before they go away for their vacations! If you want to ensure you’ve done everything you need to do before you leave for your holiday, take a look at the following points:

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Here’s how you can make your home more comfortable for your family

There’s nothing better than sitting down on the sofa and cuddling up to your partner or pet (or both) and enjoying some much-needed relaxation time. But this is made more difficult if your home is not comfortable. Even if you’re someone who prides themselves on finding comfort everywhere, you can always do better.

So even if you think you’ve perfected the art of comfort, there may be more for you to do. Where should you begin, though? Here are a few important and effective ways for you to make your home more comfortable for you and your family.

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Hello, here are my thoughts on the new Jollibee Chick’nwich

Jollibee finally dropped its own version of the chicken sandwich and all I can say is: wow, it was worth the wait.

Their version is called the Jollibee Chick’nwich and the first thing you’ll notice when you unbox it is the size. It’s huge. According to Jollibee, it’s twice the size of your average chicken sandwich. Inside is a thick juicy chicken fillet, which has been hand-breaded for double the crunch, and a special mayo dressing and dill pickles for that added flavor. These ingredients are wrapped in a brioche bun.

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UnionBank launches UPAY for MSME to help businesses with e-payments

Filipinos are now utilizing digital payments more than ever. Last month, the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported that digital payments made up 20.1% of all transactions in 2020, more than double the figure from two years ago of 10%. This strong momentum is creating opportunities particularly for enterprising Filipinos who engage in e-commerce.

To help micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the country capitalize on this growing trend, Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank), the region’s digital trailblazer and the country’s foremost bank for MSMEs, has launched a groundbreaking feature that will make e-payments easier and secure not only for customers but also for MSMEs—the new UPAY for MSME.

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5 tips for adding a personal touch to your space

Your home should be a place that reflects your identity. If you look at pictures of the interior from magazines, Instagram, look books, or even Google Images, you’ll notice that they’re beautiful, but these spaces also don’t look lived in. They tend to lack that personality that helps in distinguishing the type of person who lives in that space. In order to truly make your space your space, you need to add personal touches to it.

Thankfully, adding a personal touch to your home, whether it be a house or an apartment, can be quite affordable. It’s definitely worth all of the effort as it ensures that you feel comfortable in your own home and it reflects who you are. It will also ensure that your guests are going to feel comfortable as well when they’re visiting. Whether you want to think outside the box or take it simple in reflecting your personality, here are some ways to add personal touches to your home!

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