Tanduay Rum Welcomes 2021 With A New Award: Spirits Awards Belgium

I’m going to be honest. Tanduay Rum amazes me. Since last year, late 2020 they have had (if I’m not mistaken) more than 5 achievements.

As early as first week of the year 2021, Tanduay products [yet again] gained another recognition from prestigious spirits competitions abroad. Most recently, Tanduay Asian Rum Gold and Tanduay Asian Rum Silver were both awarded silver medals at the Spirits Selection by Concours Mondial in Brussels, Belgium.

Dubbed “The United Nations of Fine Spirits”, the international competition rewards spirits from across the globe. It has a panel of internationally renowned experts as-sessing and classifying whiskies, cognacs, brandies, rums, vodkas, and gins, among others.

“There are many fine spirits around the world, and we are honored that our products have been chosen as two of the best. We accept this recognition with both pride and humility, and we thank all our people for their hard work and dedication in continuous-ly crafting quality products that are proudly Philippine-made,” said Tanduay Distillers, Inc. Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing Paul Lim. The Tanduay Asian Rum Gold is one of the company’s most-awarded products.

Aged in used Bourbon barrels for seven years, it is silky smooth with elegant flavors, al-monds, dried dark fruits, and island spices.

The Tanduay Asian Rum Silver has also received several recognitions throughout the years. It is aged in used Bourbon barrels for five years, and had hints of dried tropical fruits, vanilla, and toasted coconut.

This year, Tanduay is about to expand its international presence when it inked deals with top wines and spirits distributors from several U.S. states. Its U.S. presence now encompasses Hawaii, Indiana, Minnesota, Nevada, Wisconsin, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, California, Tennessee, and Michigan, and the territory of Guam.

Tanduay has also expanded its market in China and entered Singapore. The company is likewise working on its distribution in Europe.

Way to go Tanduay!

Find Out How We Can Ruin a Major Life Moment Without Realizing It: REALITY CHECK!

Just when you think that you’re having the grandest moment of life while everyone’s attention is on you during that speech of a lifetime, on the pageant stage, or that moment of finally meeting your crush eye-to-eye — then suddenly, you just had to let your hand do its thing.

You know? That thing? When you start to scratch your itchy scalp because, ang kati kasi talaga! 

Let’s be honest, even you are judging people who out of nowhere scratches their head. And it’s not the most flattering habit.

Head & Shoulders knows and recognizes these big moments of attention that you’ve ruined (for the most part) by scratching your itchy scalp. And the best part is even beauty queens, superheroes, and sang’gres aren’t exempted from these awkward itch-uations!

Head & Shoulders latest “Ganda Na Sana” campaign is as relatable as it gets that even fictional characters can relate to. Imagine your superhero suddenly scratching her scalp before she transforms, awkwaaaaaaaaard!

Or even a pageant frontrunner, on her journey to being the Miss Universe, and while she’s slaying the stage out of nowhere her hand scratches her scalp. Her big moment — ruined. Her itchy scalp? Not worthy of a crown.

Ruining life’s big moments with an itch is undeniably a norm, but it is still panira ng moment. Even TikTok influencers, Joyce aka Joyang.tv and Rain Matienzo, caught on the trend and added their own spin to their “Ganda Na Sana” moments.

Strutting her best walk, Joyce feels absolutely confident with her imaginary pageant.

Only for her shining moment to be ruined with an itchy scalp.

Connect with Head & Shoulders Philppines:


Ganda na sana… Kaya lang kumamot pa! Buti na lang may @headandshouldersph #HeadAndShouldersPH #NoItchuation 💙

♬ Gio Angeles Remix – Joyce Glorioso

And then, there’s Rain who witnessed another girl’s “Ganda Na Sana” moment, but it got ruined by none other than…an itchy scalp!


Don’t let dandruff be a reason for someone to judge you 😉💖 @headandshouldersph #HeadandShouldersPH #NoItchuation

♬ original sound – Rain Matienzo – Rain Matienzo

Redemption from these awkward itch-uations is easier than how it sounds and looks. What can get rid of dandruff and scalp-itch best? Look no further because Head & Shoulders always has your scalp and hair in check, so you won’t keep on ruining your big moments.

Prevent and get rid of scalp itch and dandruff with Head & Shoulders products — specially formulated with active ingredients to fight the causes of dandruff and itch. With continuous use, you can be sure that dandruff is not going to turn up, anytime soon. Enjoy your legit ganda moments 100% dandruff-free, itch-free, now Mas Pinabango pa with Head & Shoulders!

We know you’ve had your fair share of itch-uations too. Join in on the fun and share your own “Ganda Na Sana” moment! Don’t forget to tag Head & Shoulders socials and use the hashtags #NoItchuations #HeadAndShouldersPH. Stop scratching your scalp and start shopping Head & Shoulders products instead. Checkout now via Lazada or Shopee.



Eurotel Hotel volunteers reached forward to the typhoon-stricken community of Sitio Kayrupa, Barangay San Rafael, Rizal last November 29, 2020.

A total of 300 relief goods such as clothing, food packs, toys, and vitamins were given to the affected residents.

“As part of the EuroReach’s initiatives, Eurotel’s corporate social responsibility program, we would like to extend our help to more indigent communities in the country. Also, I would like to thank our media partners and the LGUs who helped us; this donation drive wouldn’t be successful without you”. Mr. Edmundo Las, Board of Director, announced.

Hotel Sogo’s Initiative in time of Pandemic

In this time of General Community Quarantine, a lot of industries have gone back to its operations and many of our fellow kababayans go to work almost every day. Thus, risking important factors in our daily lives –health and safety.

Hotel Sogo recently showed how they care to our kababayans as they gave free face shields to commuters along Hotel Sogo North Ave. branch.

“As we initiated in giving free face shields, we want to remind the people that their health and safety comes first in this time of pandemic. And with that, we are more than happy to promote that Hotel Sogo will be giving more free face shield among specific Hotel Sogo branches along EDSA”. Ms. Sue Geminiano, Hotel Sogo Marketing Manager said.

To continue in raising the awareness of wearing face shields and face masks, Hotel Sogo is giving away free COVID kit to its guests in the participating Hotel Sogo branches (Pasay Harrison, Pasay Rotonda, Guadalupe, EDSA-Cubao, North EDSA, and Bagong Barrio).

Guests who will have a bill total of 600 pesos and up will have a chance to get free Hotel Sogo face shields and face masks by simply coordinating with the front desk.

The use of face mask and face shield has been a must for commuters as mandated by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) last August 2020.

To find out operational Hotel Sogo branches and for updates and promos, visit our website at http://www.hotelsogo.com or like and follow us on Facebook page @HotelSogoOfficialPage, Twitter and Instagram @hotelsogo, and Youtube account @OfficialHotelSogo.

The Ultimate Bride’s Haven: Bride and Rose

Bride and Rose, also known as an enchanting concept store for Brides and joyful wedding celebrations has reopened to showcase the best products and ideas.

Bride and Rose is a wedding concept store that ensures every bride is safe and relaxed by doing all wedding agendas in one roof and saves all the hassle of getting from one place to another due to massive traffic issues in the Philippines.

Bride and Rose is Brides-To-Be heaven that offers all solutions under one roof. The co-working space is filled with physical samples of everything that makes it a One-Stop-Shop for your wedding day requirements.

Western countries were already following this idea, and for the first time, someone realized the need for such a wedding store in the Philippines. Bride and Rose have brought new business trends in the area of wedding planning and retail stores.

They want the brides to enjoy the process of planning their big day that is supposed to be a source of happiness, not panic attacks. Bride and Rose is a bridal boutique claiming that their
brides get the broadest range of wedding dresses. These wedding gowns are available in a wide variety and are creations of both local and international designers.

Bride and Rose offers different membership plans that fit every bride’s needs. They even offer their whole store exclusively to have an exclusive dress-up party, bridal shower or any intimate affair. Additional elements to adorn these precious memories are cocktail drinks, decors, music, provided with personal assistants. The brand also helps the clients hire a hair and makeup artist, photographer, and stylist to complete experience.

“It was a long and stressful journey to turn this idea into reality, but all the efforts were worth the support we have received from our team and partners. We offer everything that people need to pull out picture-perfect bridal showers, boudoir sessions, wedding ceremonies, reception, and honeymoon trips. After the soft launch, this Grand re-opening is our way of welcoming people to cherish happiness after the Pandemic blues.” ~Trishie Dela Cruz, CEO of Bride and Rose

This dynamic store collaborates with several local and international suppliers to offer a wide range of prices and options for the brides. Their customers can get a perfect fitting from the choice of more than a hundred of sample dresses.

RTW(Ready To Wear) and bespoke wedding gowns cost from 20,000.00php to 150,000.00php, and the Entourage collection begins at 2,500.00php.

This unique concept shop is a sigh of relief for the brides that would be happy to indulge in elegant couture by renowned designers around the world, including:
• Papilio Bridal
• Nora Noviano Sposa
• Victoria Soprano Group
• Elly Haute Couture
• Katherine Joyce Paris
• Berta (Coming Soon)
• Patricia Santos of PS Officiel
• Disegno Dado
• Nicole Lim Ph.

Along with more than a thousand adorable gown styles in catalogs, a bride can find cake samples from Audrey’s Pastry Boutique. Bride and Rose can organize fascinating destination
wedding celebrations in Bali, Indonesia, and Europe. They offer graceful venues in Tuscany, Italy, such as Villa Gambarai, Chateau Challain, Villa Grabau, and La Corte Dei Papi that add serenity to these memories. They also have the following partner suppliers from the Philippines, USA, Japan, and Hong Kong:
• The couples can find a sophisticated Invitation template according to their taste from the vast array of choices. The Fine Press from Jakarta, Indonesia, The Whale Whispers from Hong Kong, and Sophia’s Party Favors are distinctive partner brands.
• Souvenirs such as curated boxes, perfume with custom boxes, soothes and teas, and others are featured by Simply G, VVandCoPh, EAI Handicrafts, La Vie En Rose Sweets and Essentials HG Studio.
• Bridal Shoes from Bella Belle Shoes USA are coming into the store.
• Venue Styling is an expert curation from Randy Lazaro, Teddy Manuel, and Shabby and Chic Style Studio.
• World-Class Catering Services and Venues from the top culinary school- Enderun Events.
• They also have Kate Spade New York’s Wedding Planner and Mrs to Mrs. Bridal Notebook to write down the wedding plans and schedules.
• The accessories section portrays the creative sophistication of Athena Bridals and jewelry by Christopher Munar. Another fine collection of rings and jewels from Brilyo Jewelry and Fiery Jewelry and Watches are the highlight.
• One can see some elegant robes by Jazel Sy and Intissimo and Entourage gowns from Shabby Chic Style Studio and Tess Creations.
• Bride’s makeup, photography, and videography are also something couples can avail of from Bride and Rose’s brand partners HG Studio and Nice Print Photography.
• A wedding is incomplete without a romantic travel plan. DLC Backpackers and Travel Expert set up by the honeymoon for Bride and Rose’s clients. And Bridal Cars from Philippine Rent A Car
• Bride and Rose is an informative co-working space equipped with guide books and informative booklets such as “The Perfect Wedding Reception Details, Wedding Planning 101, Mother of The Bride, The Big Book of Wedding Planning,” and more!

Brides can purchase accessories such as masks, planner notebooks, calligraphy pens, bridal bags/clutches, Jewelry Boxes, lingeries, bridal shoes, and veils right away.

Bride and Rose had a soft launch last year in December, a masterpiece by La Belle Fete. However, due to the Pandemic adversity, the business had to face many difficulties throughout this year. The young multi-talented owner, Trishie dela Cruz, did not lose hope, and eventually, Bride and Rose are back with the best brands and wedding plans for their clients.

There was a grand reopening party on 22nd October 2020, a full-day event, including a photo and video shoot, ribbon cutting, and afternoon cocktail party. It was a lush and graceful gathering adorned by founder Trishie Dela Cruz, her husband Dom Alferez, and several sponsors, partners, celebrities, and friends.

A few highlights of the event are influencer guests, including Heather Vicencio, Melchielle Gerodias from Flying Indays, Shanika Silverio, Hanna Capinpin, Denise Heredia, and Charlene representing Hakunamachata. There were some lovely giveaways, courtesy of Soon To Be Mrs. Bridal Notebook, Essentials by HG Studio, Athena Classics, Terrestrimin, and Flounce Masks.

It was an extravaganza of excitement, charisma, and elegance representing the artistry of The Tablespread Co., Mix Balloonery and Surprises, and Shabby Chic Style Studio. The elegant lights and soothing music were craftsmanship from Beats N Snap. RAF Events and Photobooth, Troika, Audrey’s Pastries, and Nicole Lim Ph made precious memories for eyes and palates.

The fancy event with flowers and bouquets from La Bella Rosa, Project Art Ph, Belle Fleurs Manila, Mary Mars Flowers and Gifts, and VGrace Ph felt dreamy. The gorgeous Steffi Blair of Pretty Looks, beautiful Haze Gonzales of HG Studio & dazzling Jose Sacramento of CCYG Korean restaurant was a significant part of the Bride and Rose reopening event.

After the re-opening event, many influencers and brides-to-be admired the Bride and Rose’s 2-weeks campaign- a series of posts expressing their emotional brand struggles and success stories were done in their Social Media pages highlighting the official MTV shoot of the reopening day entitled “A Dress Up Affair” posted on Instagram Live with Creative Director Thian Rodriguez.

Bride and Rose have much more to offer for Soon-To-Be-Brides and couples who want a one-of-a-kind and hassle-free wedding planning experience! For more information, visit http://www.brideandrose.com

These Filipina Celebrities Share Their New-Found Secret Ingredient in Maintaining Their Damage-Free, Long Hair

Did you know that if you randomly ask Filipinas on what their gold standard of beautiful hair is, you will get the answer of long, straight, and shiny hair.

In the Philippines, when we say “haba ng hair”, not solely for its beauty, but also because of how challenging it is to maintain.

The truth about long hair is that it’s more susceptible to damage and breakage. Women who grow their hair long would have more frequent trips to the salon to get a trim or a treatment just to keep hair damage at bay.

But the lifelong question is — is this really the fate of women who love to keep their locks long?

New Pantene Long Hair Solutions just unlocked the secret to damage-free hair.

Pantene has just unlocked this age-old secret ingredient that keeps long hair beautiful and strong, and it lies in the power of the rice oil essence. From a 2000-year old Japanese tradition of using rice water to wash hair to keep long hair beautiful, Pantene distilled and extracted the rice oil essence in Wakayama, home to the Aragi-jima Rice Terraces, and blended this ingredient with its Pro-Vitamin formula.

The New Pantene Long Hair Solutions with Pro-Vitamin Formula & Japanese Rice Oil Essence contains Pro-Vitamin B5 to help fortify the lipids inside each hair strand while the Japanese Rice Oil Essence strengthens its outer coating. It ultimately repairs damaged hair and keep it protected from external factors, allowing the hair to grow longer, stronger, and beautifully smoother.

Take a look at these Pantene girls who discovered the #PanteneLongHairSolutions that finally gave them the freedom from their hair-damage worries.

Sofia Andres shares on her Instagram post, “Growing up, I always found maintaining long, healthy hair difficult to achieve because I thought long hair came with split ends and damage. But now, I’m excited that I can finally grow my hair without worrying about damage!”

Now a believer on the power of rice oil essence, Gabbi Garcia posted, “It has the power to not just repair hair damage, but also PREVENT hair damage even before it happens because it strengthens your hair from inside out.”

Ry Velasco pairs her Pantene Long Hair Solutions Total Damage Care Shampoo with her trusted 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner, “Super amazed by how this rice oil ingredient can really moisturize my hair and scalp. I usually pair this with the 3 Minute Miracle Total Damage Care Conditioner so that I can have long, healthy, and smooth hair all day.”

Pantene Long Hair Solutions gives Filipinas the freedom to grow their hair long and strong just the way they’ve always wanted. The constant fear of having hair damage and split ends will finally be put to rest, and now the only thing they need to worry about is having great hair that is too beautiful to cut.

You can maintain your beautifully long, and damage-free hair right at the comfort of your home when you checkout the Pantene Long Hair Solutions from the Pantene website.

IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME and SM Malls are giving us a cheerful vibes.

Christmas is almost here! Are you as excited as I am?

We all know that nothing can take away our beloved tradition. Not even the pandemic! It’s still the most wonderful time of the year where families also celebrate the joyous season at SM.

Let the wonderful, magical and truly merry Christmas at SM drive away the blues! Sama sama tayo sa Pasko sa SM!

All throughout November and December, come and be dazzled by these exciting Holiday surprises that await you at SM:

  1. Christmas Launches. On November 6, SM Supermalls treats everyone to a virtual, magical feast! Twelve different SM malls will light up their magnificent Christmas displays — from SM Mall of Asia and SM Megamall to SM Seaside City Cebu and SM CDO Downtown Premier! SM truly brings the magic of Christmas online through fireworks, orchestra, and whimsical characters! All the SM malls nationwide follow suit with their own magical Christmas light up on November 7 and 8. Mallgoers will be delighted with a special lighting ceremony for hope and inspiration amid the pandemic, as well as singing flash mobs, cute Christmas characters, and surprise gifts.
  2. Christmas Chorale. What’s Christmas without some music? Feel the merriments of the season by watching Holiday choir performances at select SM malls this December. Meet up with your family and friends at SM and enjoy some Holiday tunes! It will surely be an awesome experience! No need to worry because strict safety protocols are in place at SM malls, so you can just focus on the magic of the celebration.
  3. Christmas Markets. It’s the season of giving! Help MSMEs bounce back from the negative impact of the pandemic by buying your Holiday essentials and gifts at SM’s nationwide Christmas Markets from November 9 to January 3. As part of the Kasama Ng SM campaign and DTI’s Buy Local, Support Local, the Christmas Markets will feature unique local products and goods so shoppers can buy from small businesses and help them bounce forward and recover.
  4. Selfie with Santa. Don’t fret – SM has made sure you won’t miss your annual selfie with Santa this year! You can pose with a virtual Santa Claus safely and via augmented reality at SM. Wanna give it a try? Simply scan the AR markers located in select areas in SM malls and have a photo with virtual Santa. Don’t forget to share your Holiday snaps online to your family and friends!
  5. SM Bears of Joy. Starting November 4 until Christmas Day, SM Supermalls is giving back through its annual Bears of Joy campaign. This time around, shoppers can collect special medical frontliner Bears of Joy. Throughout the Christmas season, you can buy a pair of bears for P200.00 – one bear for you to keep and the other for charity.
  6. TikTok Fam Contest. Have fun with your family and spread some Christmas joy by joining the TikTok Fam Contest. Simply showcase your dance moves to your favorite Christmas song in your favorite SM mall and you can get a chance to win exciting prizes! 

    For more information, visit http://www.smsupermalls.com or follow @smsupermalls on all social media platforms.

Allegro Updated and Brewed New Branding for Home Brewers

Coffee is like my maintenance. I can’t live without it. How about you? Do you love coffee too?

I cannot afford buying coffee outside and I will definitely not risk my life just to go out to get myself an ice cold brewed coffee… I think. Haha

So, what’s a better way to fulfill your coffee craving than to make it on your own, at home. Yaaaasss!! Brew at home!

Amidst this crazy situation we’re in, an awesome brand decided to re-launch their Social Media sites, Facebook, and Instagram. You wanna know which brand it is? It’s Allegro.

Allegro Beverage Corporation (ABC) is the exclusive distributor of the finest espresso machines, brewers, coffee beans, syrups, sauces, and teas from around the world. Our customers are hotels, casinos, chain accounts, restaurants, cafes, and offices.

They are the one of the trusted companies you can buy your coffee essentials from.

Allegro is known for touching base with the B2B market for the past 20 years, and as time progressed, they decided to expand their reach and capture the B2C market (the home brewers) as well to cover a larger market share.

Allegro’s top three goals are:

  • to reach the consumers and introduce their products and equipment to household home brewers
  • For everyone to enjoy high graded coffee beans at reasonable prices
  • Brand awareness

As they aim to have their brand be recognized with boundless limits, they made Allegro available and make it connected to reach the multitude of people across various social media platforms; to make us feel Allegro’s presence, and the need to avail of the products would be as easy as tapping a button on our Facebook or Instagram account.

And because I got so interested with theor brand, I joined their webinar held last week, September 2, 2020. It was a fun and informative session, and I loved it!

They tackled about important reminders related to marketing, what should and should not be done.

These notes impacted my mindset deeply as an online seller myself and a social media marketing manager. I’m glad I joined the webinar because most of my questions regarding digital marketing were answered by people with great minds.

I hope next time I get to join another webinar hosted by them. While waiting for a new searies of their webinar, I’ll be at home brewing and drinking coffee.

Stay safe at home and stay caffeinated!