Dr. Paolo Bellosillo: Resiliency in the Middle of the Pandemic

Sunday, November 29, 2020

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They say that it is during the most trying times that a person’s real character is revealed. When things don’t go according to plan and people are tested to their limits, this is when a person’s mask that he presents to society is stripped away.

This couldn’t be more when it comes to Doc Paolo Bellosillo. Doc Paolo Bellosillo has been helping people live their best life by teaching them more about Holistic and Integrative Medicine. When the pandemic hit, Doc Pao pivoted and focused on helping people survive the pandemic. 

An International Specialist of St Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital and proclaimed Most Outstanding Private Citizen given by PNP, Doc Pao exemplifies what resiliency is all about. He did not let the pandemic stop him from touching people’s lives and making a difference in this world. 

Tireless in his efforts to give aid to those who need him most and to show support to fellow frontliners, Doc Pao stays out so that others can stay home and stay safe. 

This year, Christmas is not as felt as it has been in the past because of the ongoing pandemic, typhoons, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. Despite the despair and death happening all around, this country has survived together and moved forward as one nation. 

Doc Pao is grateful, though, that the Filipino spirit remains well and alive. It takes a lot to break a heart but thankfully, the Filipino spirit is not easy to break. We are a loving race, and we have heaps of charity, love, service, and humanity.

This Christmas, Doc Pao will be sharing his blessings by providing food for the hungry, water for the thirsty, and medicine for the sick. He also plans to visit the Lord and have a dialogue with him. Lastly, he will be with his family enjoying a family meal cooked healthily to ensure that he can live his best life.

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Happy to Make You Happy Again: DOT Promotes Safe Travels and Supports Tourism Workers

Saturday, November 28, 2020

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Now that the Philippines has reopened several tourist destinations after many months of closure, it’s time to show the country how to smile again.

The DOT’s latest video, following the “Noypi” tribute to medical frontliners, brings us back to familiar, yet slightly different territory: tourism in the new normal. 

Scenes from a typical out-of-town trip—partaking in tourism activities, lounging by scenic spots, al fresco dining in the moonlight—are interjected with images that we have only this year become accustomed to, like face masks and shields, gloved hospitality staff, and the constant reminders to keep physical distancing.

Singer Armi Millare’s rendition of “You,” a song popularized by Basil Valdez forty years ago but forever timeless in the romantic Pinoy’s heart, accompanies the narrative of a young man and woman seemingly meeting for the first time as they arrive on an island.

More than a campaign to remind tourists to adhere to new normal guidelines, “Have a Safe Trip, Pinas” shows that we can still experience magic when traveling amidst the pandemic. 

The strict health and safety protocols implemented by hotels, transport services, and other tourism operations are there to keep guests safe and observing them allows us to appreciate the special moments without the worry.

The video also highlights the community benefits of tourism. Behind the happy memories that visitors make and the souvenirs they take home are the hardworking people who make everything happen. 

The final scenes show real people from Boracay whose jobs and livelihoods were restored when travel commenced. They truly are pleased to welcome you back, because no mask can hide a smile from the heart.

Visit philippines.travel/safetrip for information on reopened destinations and their respective health and safety protocols. You may also download the DOT’s official app at app.philippines.travel

The video is available at the following DOT social media pages:

 Facebook: www.facebook.com/DepartmentOfTourism/posts/4221639637862876


 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TourismPHL/status/1332164745500254215?s=19

 Instagram: www.instagram.com/tv/CIFEBhfFjhU/?igshid=8zejapunuxt


 Youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4MeGdMHs90


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Take Control with Galaxy20 Series

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The extended quarantine changed our lives -  our routines and hobbies. It also restricted us in so many ways.

To help overcome the challenges and limitations of this trying  situation, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note20 Series. This tool could help users bring their power back and help them take control of their lives.

In the latest video released by Samsung, the tech company invites viewers to help freelance designer Paolo on what to do next to keep himself on top of his game.

Whether he will keep working by designing a mask and parol with #TeamGalaxy ambassador Catriona Gray or start taking a break with the Galaxy Note20 Series's help.

Help Paolo uncover all possibilities with the help of the Galaxy Note20 Series!

For more information about the powerphone, visit samsung.com/ph.

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Three Easy and Simple Steps in Writing a Restaurant Review in Food Panda App

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Ordering food online is the new normal. Gone are the days when our mother would cook our meals, serving them hot on the table.

Now, with just a few clicks on our smartphone, we can have our favorite meals delivered to our doorsteps.

Thanks to the food delivery services such as Food Panda. They answer our needs to buy our favorite pizza or hamburgers while we stay in the comfort of our homes.

However, buying food online lacks face-to-face interaction with the restaurant, hindering us from sharing our dining experience immediately.

Three Easy and Simple Steps in Writing a Restaurant Review in Food Panda App


Expressing our dining experience in Food Panda is not a problem. The application allows customer to give their review after 10 minutes from the time the food arrived.


Here are the three simple steps to express our satisfaction or dissatisfaction with a restaurants' food or services.


  1. A pop-up message asking for your rating will be sent to you after 10 minutes from receipt of your food;
    2.  Select the number of stars (from 1 star to 5 stars) reflecting your feedback'

    3.  Give a descriptive remark relative to your rating.

Making a restaurant review can only be done through the pop-up message. Once it disappears or the exit button is clicked accidentally, you can no longer give your feedback.


The Importance of a Restaurant Review


Good or bad reviews have an immediate effect on restaurants. Good reviews can help the restaurants make more revenues, while bad reviews can influence your customers to try other restaurants.


1. Most customers read restaurant reviews before deciding which store to order food from;


2. Positive review confidently allows the restaurant to market their food products online;


3. Bad review serves as an insight into the restaurants with regards to improving their products and customer service.



Final Thoughts


Restaurant reviews play an important role in business. That is why business owners welcome customers' reviews.


If you are a business owner who ignores reviews, you are surely missing a great income opportunity.


Munchers Cafe, for example, which is located at B Building, Corner Capitan Sabi Ext. - Sta. Monica St., in front of Notre Dame School, in Carmela Valley Homes, Talisay City welcomes their customers' feedback.


So, on your next order, do not forget to click on that star that represents your reaction to the restaurant’s food and customer service.

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Dissecting the SAMSUNG Galaxy Z Fold2 5G's Multifaceted Design

Friday, November 6, 2020

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Samsung crafted the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G to empower users to be just as determined, flexible, and confident as the smartphone itself. 

The latest premium device unfolds more ways to juggle different roles now more than ever.

Built for Broadening Horizons

The Galaxy Z Fold2 5G’s delicately refined UI elevates the overall user experience quality. 

When folded, the display of Galaxy Z Fold2 5G’s 6.2-inch Infinity-O Super AMOLED Cover Screen makes it easy to do everything from viewing content to taking pictures or replying to messages. 

When unfolded, the device’s 7.6-inch Infinity Flex Dynamic AMOLED 2.0 Main Screen is handy for capturing and viewing photos and videos.

Combining the Cover Screen and the Main Screen makes the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G similar in size to a typical smartphone when folded and a small tablet when opened. 

When viewing content, the thinner bezels and notch-less display maximize immersion, offering the full benefits that come with a bigger screen.

The Freedom of Flexibility

Like its predecessor, the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G was designed with an emphasis on flexibility and versatility.

It adjusts its form to suit the task at hand, perfectly complementing roles and tasks needed to be done.

The Galaxy Z Fold2 5G can be used at various angles to suit every need – opened wide, opened just enough for comfort, or folded partially. 

The key here is the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G’s convenient Flex mode, which automatically splits the Main Screen into two sections, giving a comfortable view of the content on the top half and controls on the bottom.

The smartphone can also be held upright when partially folded, freeing hands to handle other things. 

It offers complete freedom to multitask from displaying videos while folded to enabling video calls on one side of their screen while taking notes on the other.

The Confidence to be Different

With its simple form, consisting of straight lines, and colors that exemplify modern elegance, the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G exudes a sophisticated design that turns heads. 

The Mystic Bronze variant has a textured haze effect, while Mystic Black features an elegant hue designed to recall the city’s atmosphere.

The foldable device was carefully crafted to have a design that’s not only slim, sturdy, and appealing to the eye but also fits comfortably into the hands. 

It gives maximum usability to check email, look up directions, or watch content even with one-hand grip.

Promos for grabs!

With the availability of this device, customers are up for various discount options when they buy the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, priced at PHP 109,990. 

Those who will purchase the device until December 31, 2020, using their credit cards from Banco De Oro (BDO), Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Philippine National Bank (PNB), Metrobank, and Security Bank are entitled to 0% interest by paying P4,582.92 up to 24 months. 

They can also apply for Samsung’s “Trade Up, Save up” program where they can trade in their old premium smartphones for the new Galaxy Z Fold2 5G to get it at a discounted price, plus an additional P12,000 discount for straight payments.

Moreover, customers who will purchase the device will get a premium bundle which includes FREE Samsung Care+ worth PHP 14,199 for 12 months, a FREE Galaxy Buds Live worth PHP 8,990 and a P2,000 e-voucher for a Samsung Leather Cover. 

This promo is available in participating Samsung Experience Stores, and the Samsung Online Store, until December 31, 2020.

With the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G's refined form, users can now thrive in the ever-evolving world with its design that enhances productivity. 

For more information on this innovative in-foldable device, visit samsung.com/ph


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Celebrate the Holiday Season with Uniqlo's Holiday Collection

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Japanese global apparel retailer, UNIQLO, welcomes the holiday season with special offerings and a wide range of LifeWear items to help celebrate with more meaning and appreciation for loved ones.
This year, celebrations may be different—and more than ever, people yearn for a greater sense of connection. 

Filipinos can still make the holidays special by sending personal gifts that are tailored to the needs and interests of their loved ones—gifts that embody one’s heart. 

Through UNIQLO, customers can connect to their families and friends by sending them these thoughtful gifts.

“At UNIQLO, we aim to bring warmth to our customers and uplift the community in these changing times. Filipinos can give LifeWear items as presents this year. Each piece is constructed with design and comfort, using innovative technologies for everyone’s everyday needs,” says Masayoshi Nakamura, COO, UNIQLO Philippines.

UNIQLO launched its holiday jingle with Jose Mari Chan and Moira Dela Torre to bring comfort and give each other a reason to celebrate the holidays more special this year. The jingle can now be heard in all stores nationwide.

Exclusive Holiday Offers

Beginning this November 6 to November 12, customers will be treated to promotions on select LifeWear items. These limited offers will be available in the UNIQLO online store and all stores nationwide:

Women’s Mercerized Cotton Short Sleeve Mini Dress

Its beautiful texture is attractive even on its own. The mini length makes it sleek and lightweight. Keep comfortable and sleek with this dress now available at Php 790.00 from Php 990.00.

Women’s Ultra Stretch Cropped Leggings Pants

It has an impressive stretch that gives comfort and a beautiful silhouette. Made with DRY technology to keep one feeling fresh all day. Stay stylish all day with these legging pants now available at Php 790.00 from Php 990.00.

Men’s and Women’s Pocketable UV Cut Parka

It is compact and easy to carry around, handy for strong UV rays or sudden rain. Stay protected with this parka now available at Php 990.00 from Php 1,490.00.

Men’s Chino Shorts

The Chino shorts has been updated to give a relaxed silhouette feelperfect for creating a casual and trendy look. Now available from Php 790.00 from Php 990.00.

Men’s Supima Cotton Crew Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Made with 100% Supima® cotton for a high-quality feel, this basic essential item can go with any look. Easy to pair with anything, this shirt now  available at Php 390.00 from Php 590.00.

Stay tuned for more special offers this coming weeks of November and December!

11.11 Special Offers

Shoppers can also avail of these special offers exclusively at the UNIQLO Online Store on November 11:

U Crew Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Made with durability, great design, and versatility, this ultimate basic T-shirt has a simple and modern design to give the outfit a casual and sophisticated look. Now available at Php 390.00 from Php 590.00.

Men’s Soft Touch Crew Neck Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Updated with a brushed lining for a softer feel, this classic crew neck item can be easily paired with any outfit. Keep comfortable and stylish this season with this shirt now available at Php 390.00 from Php 590.00.

Women's Rayon Short Sleeve Blouse

It has a supple texture that can be styled elegantly. A convenient blouse that can be worn for both casual and formal occasions because of its wrinkle resistant feature. Now available from Php 790.00 from Php 990.00.

W's Soft Stretch Short Sleeve Pajamas

It has a relaxed and an easy-going silhouette. The fabric makes these pajamas feel supple and refined. Perfect for Christmas Eve gift openings, get these pajamas now available at Php 990.00 from Php 1,490.00.

Women's Wireless Bra (Beauty Light)

This inner piece comfortably fits all chest sizes. It provides ultimate support from underneath for a flattering lift. Now at Php 990.00 from Php 1,290.00.

Download the Uniqlo App via Apple Store or Google Play Store today!

For more updates, please visit UNIQLO Philippines’ website at www.uniqlo.com/ph and follow social media accounts, Facebook (facebook.com/uniqlo.ph), Twitter (twitter.com/uniqloph) and Instagram (Instagram.com/uniqlophofficial.

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DOT and Nissan Promote Local Tourism by Launching “Safe Trips” Campaign

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As the government is slowly promoting local tourism, the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Nissan Philippines have embarked on a unique road trip geared towards promoting safe and responsible land traveling to boost domestic tourism.

Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and Nissan Philippines President and Managing Director Atsushi Najima signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on “Safe Trips” today, November 5 (Thursday).
“With the Safe Trips campaign, we hope to spark a renewed interest in travel by encouraging road trips, one of the oldest and truly memorable ways to see and explore the beauty of the Philippines,” said Puyat.

"As more people have started to travel locally, we look forward with great optimism that livelihoods and jobs in the tourism sector will soon return,” she added.

The MOA encourages us to go on a road trip, visit our favorite places in the country while observing health and safety protocols.

The ‘Safe Trips’ campaign aims to promote local tourism by highlighting tourist destinations that are opening up from lockdown restrictions, encourage travelers to explore tourism spots with emphasis on safety protocols and procedures for traveling, promote land travel and road trips as a way to visit domestic tourist destinations and feature DOT-accredited business.

“Depending on where you are in the Philippines, visiting many of these destinations is possible just by getting in your car and going for a drive. That being said, travelers are still encouraged to responsibly adhere to the health protocols that enabled the reopening of our tourism destinations,” said Puyat.

Tourism is one of top-income earners of the country. In 2019, local tourists logged 110 million domestic trips, which generated 3.14 trillion pesos in domestic tourism expenditure. Tourism contributed 12.7 percent to the country’s GDP; domestic tourism accounts for 10.8 percent.

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