Blocker Airborne Shield Now Available at Shopee

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Times are hard, and we're all confined in the comforts of our homes because GCQ has not been lifted yet in the metro. Our government can only do so much and we're all doing our share in keeping ourselves safe by washing our hands, wearing masks, and keeping distance from everybody else. But how safe are we really?

I've recently seen that Blocker is currently sold in Shopee. It's said to be an extra personal protective shield against airborne infections such as viruses, bacteria, mould and offensive odours. The device uses a chemical compound called Chlorine Dioxide that sanitizes the air in your immediate vicinity. You can carry it around, very lightweight, fits in your shirt pocket or attached in a handbag to keep you safe. They also encourage this to be used by kid 3 years old and up, also pregnant women, or just about anyone who goes out to get supplies for home.

The Blocker uses Chlorine dioxide, which is an effective agent against pathogens such as viruses and bacteria. It is in liquid form, that eventually turns into gas which they use as disinfecting and environmental purification agent recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the World Health Organization (WHO) and Japan’s Ministry of Health. If you haven't thought of adding precaution to your routine safety protocols at home, this would be a good way for you to be ready for the new normal. Download the Shopee app on the App Store or Google play here.

Check out their official store here

See how you can use the Blocker here

Because really, you can never be too safe. #NeverTooSafe


Join Toyota’s GR Supra GT Cup Asia - Philippines

Monday, July 13, 2020

Have you ever had the urge of of driving fast sometimes on the freeway, that you feel you can do good on the racetrack? What of you had the chance to do it on the world's famous racing circuits? Best of all, you’ll be doing it in Toyota's pure sports car, the GR Supra? Well now, you’ve got the chance to represent the Philippines and using your racing skills to the test. You’ll get the chance to bring honor to the country, in an international motorsport event.

It's possible, and you can do it online as Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) recently announced the launch of its first virtual motorsport competition, the GR Supra GT Cup Asia - Philippines. TMP is looking for champions that they can field against other countries in Asia. You can be the next racing champion!

Just register for free at the official website where there are two major open categories. First is the Promotional Class for novice, casual virtual racers or enthusiasts, and second is the Sporting Class for advanced racers with previous professional virtual motorsports experience. It’s open to all Filipino citizens with a valid Philippine passport, 18yo and above that’s got a Playstation 4, able to use their own active PSN account and PS Plus subscription with the Gran Turismo Sport game.

After your registering and submitting requirements, qualified drivers will be notified on official game rules and schedules. The Top 24 from each class will race in the semi-final and the final race heats, and points will be assigned based on their finishing time. First round qualifiers will happen on July 23 and the finals will happen a week after. Then a second and third round will happen in August and September. Players from the two classes to accumulate the most points after the third round will be declared the Philippine champion and will participate in the Asian Regional Round come October.

There are two special classes open: the Celebrity and Media class which is where the third Philippine champion will come from plus the Junior class for players below 18. The GR Supra GT Cup Asia - Philippines is a motorsport program under Toyota's global Gazoo Racing brand and is being staged by TMP in partnership with Tuason Racing. This activity expands TMP's local motorsport development program which includes its premier one-make- race. Their Vios Racing Festival set to resume in 2021 whenever it's already declared safe to hold mass gatherings and public events. For more info about Toyota's activities, products, and services in the country, visit their official website at Follow their accounts ToyotaMotorPhilippines (Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube) and @ToyotaMotorPH (Twitter).

See you on the race track!


BUYanihan Site and Music Video Launched

Sunday, July 12, 2020

To help micro, small and medium enterprises, the Association of Filipino Franchisers Inc. just launched and got several pros in the business hooked so they too could share their experiences and get PH back on track and be part of the running economy. Raffy Canare of AFFI hosted an online session to introduce the new website and their several partners who is part of their projects. AFFI President Jorge Wieneke says “This is important to handle employees, to benefit from it, this program is not a sales pitch but an offer to help MSME’s get through the hard times. These programs can be availed bu businesses and save a lot on operation costs, to help us all to recover. This is for all of us, we talk to them to help MSME’s.” They invited different groups and companies for the launch, and they all showcased their programs to help businesses weather this pandemic, hearing them optimistic amidst the economic slowdown felt so good to the ears.

LOCQ CEO Mark Yu (who also partnered with SeaOil) explained the concept of PriceLocq which is a mobile app to buy fuel for consumption later on. This gives the chance for consumers to purchase when oil prices when it’s low so you can save on fuel. This can be redeemed in 200+ stations. Aside from that, they also release exclusive offers and can be done on a fully cashless transaction. This has been launched in June 2020. Their mission is to provide certainty in uncertain times. This is part of the Buyanihan movement to mobilize msme’s amidst the COVID crisis.

One Town One Product author Asec. Dempha Du Naga of DTI says “The Buyanihan initiative is giving hope to Filipinos, to aspire them to continue their business no matter how big they are. The platform promotes physical or online selling while giving the country support for products. This reminds us we can hope for a better future for ourself and our families. DTI will continue to support entrepreneurs in the new normal, I believe this platform will bring new hope for all, we are not alone. Thank you for supporting and the work you do for your Buyanihan project. We are grateful for your help too.”

Joy Anne Kapunan FVP of Pioneer Insurance also says “The state we are in is because of COVID, and this pandemic is a health crisis we are all facing. The cost of hospitalization is no joke, it heightened the need for insurance and several requests for MSME’s that is affordable and we have the insurance that tackles that. Hospitalization during this period is excluded in most insurance policies and we have Hospicash Lite to answer to that. This will respond on top of PhilHealth and HMO, because we want it to be affordable. Covid is covered, and other non pre-existing conditions. 18-60 yo can be insured and is used also by production/film outfits who needed to work even at these times. We also have MediCash that covers Dengue or Leptospirosis (350, 80 pesos respectively). We also have 10k cash assistance given to ICU confinement of COVID related cases. We hope we have given you answers that would help you and your employees.”

Emy Arcero of Security Bank says “We can provide Business Accounts for Payroll accounts, a free payment system via cloud based hris partner, business accounts that can be opened via Skype Video. We only require 50,000 for it.”

Globe MyBusiness Frances Caluya says “We are your trusted digital partner, our goal is to offer much more than the usual mobile phone business, so that so our SME’s can be more successful. We offer konsultamd at a discounted rate, we encourage return customers with Rush our loyalty platform, we also have fixed budget plans for employees, managers, for owners, free postpaid mobile plans and free Facebook ad credits. We also have speed up broadband plans so you can go back to business fast. Call 121 if you have inquiries.”

Unionbank VP for SME banking Jaypee Soliman says “We at Unionbank are grateful for AFFI for helping MSME’s, and what we do, we try to change the future, innovations in banking, we take care of our customers. We want them to bank the way you live. Now you can bank in your home, open an account via app and get your atm delivered at home. There are a lot of things you can do with the app. Our Unionbank Globallinker can connect you with 300k SME’s in the platform, even if you don’t have a Unionbank account. We also have a free website, to put up free ecommerce stores, have different suppliers worldwide. You can talk to peers, have quick access to accounts and borrowing funds. We have relationship managers to take care of you, even have a business Bizstarter Account with freebies like online banking, a fully featured mobile app, to do the banking for your businesses. You can even have Payroll Management with our digital banking solutions. Bux also does Online Payments, SeekCap for loans. This is to make SME’s get help they need, the future starts with U.”

PLDT Ka-asenso’s Patrick Tang says “The importance of SME’s in rural areas is part of a whole picture, to develop the country. To help to grow, there are 1.5 Million businesses registered as MSME’s, and this pandemic affected us. How do we adapt? We shifted from nation building to rebuilding. We have a new range of solutions in supporting our MSME’s and the strategy to go online and contactless is our goal. We are committed to support you 100%. More power to you!”

Pascual Group of Companies Loraine Mora of GoCab “We want to provide services for business continuity. We just launched GoCab express to improve delivery, in best and affordable rates and prices. This go much to our partner drivers, we are new players to improve this, have efficient services and help consumers get their products fast and efficient. You can download GoCab now on Google Play or the App Store.”

There are more companies that are part of the Buyanihan program, to visit to know more about their efforts.

AFFI wants this project to continue businesses, protect workers in the MSME sector. They also are partners with SM and their retailers inside malls. Raffy Canare remarked “We also want them to survive not just the pandemic, but the businesses too so they could provide for their families.” The Buyanihan program is just the start, there will be more, but the partner offers are already phenomenal. They also launched the official music video called Pwede Pang Mangarap (You can still dream) sung by Gary Valenciano. Check this out!

I hope they continue supporting Filipino entrepreneurs, these guys at AFFI are good people.


Forever 21 is now on Shopee!

Friday, July 10, 2020

MANILA, JULY 10, 2020 - Attention, Shopee fashionistas, Forever 21 is now on Shopee! From July 13 to 15, users can expect offers such as free shipping nationwide (for a minimum purchase price of ₱1,000) and a “buy 2, get 10% off on regular items” promo from July 15 to 17.

From July 13-17, users can get up to 50% off on Forever 21 items.

If you’re thinking of revamping your wardrobe, here are amazing items you can definitely add to your Shopee cart: 

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