COCOGEN COVID-19 Assist+

Surviving and Thriving In the New Normal

Who would’ve thought that we would live through a pandemic in our lifetime? We are all witness to how COVID has brought halts and delays to more or less everything worldwide.  According to the World Health Organization, there are already around 1.6M deaths because of this virus with a whopping 71.6 M cases worldwide and counting. The Philippines alone has more than 400,000 confirmed cases, and deaths are close to 9,000 as of December 2020.

But just like what happened more than a century ago during the deadly Spanish influenza pandemic, the world will also resiliently ease up and adapt with the creation of its vaccine. 

The Philippines, in particular, is already in full swing towards recovery in the new normal as more activities and businesses spring back, while maintaining utmost thought and care for this situation. Although this makes sense for the economy, we shouldn’t let our guard down and take this lightly. 

Moreover, we should find ways on how to protect ourselves and be assured when we start to go out. Thankfully, COCOGEN, with its compassionate and genuine heart for the Filipino, has launched COVID-19 Assist+, which provides benefits to those affected by the disease. Aside from financial protection from an accident, clients can get financial aid such as cash assistance in case of death and hospital allowance for a maximum of 15 days while they focus on their recovery. This is part of their commitment to provide Filipinos with an easy and affordable way to have peace of mind amidst this time of uncertainty.

Filipinos have definitely found an ally with COCOGEN with its newest personal accident product. These things are some of the essentials we should not skimp on especially during this time. In case something happens such as death, disablement, and/or injuries, we feel secured and relieved in a way that we leave little to no financial burden to our loved ones from the said disease.

Moreover, the insurance plan is offered in two affordable packages to cater to every Juan dela Cruz, with its basic plan for as low as Php 50, to its prime package that comes for only Php 75. With a genuine desire to help every Filipino, these packages can cover people for up to three months, giving clients the capability to have a maximum of two coverages of either the same package or a combination of its basic and premium plans, with the option to renew it again upon expiration.

Hope is in sight, knowing that proven and tested vaccines are on their way. However, to remain hygienic, healthy, mindful, and cautious in our actions should still top our list of priorities at this point. Include COCOGEN COVID-19 Assist+, a new essential for Filipinos in this new normal on that list, as well. 

Get your new essential today and purchase your COCOGEN COVID-19 Assist+ online or read more about the product here. 

DUTY FREE PHILIPPINES LAUNCHES NEW LOGO

Tourism attached Duty Free Philippines (DFP) today reveals new logo. This was initially developed as part of the planned corporate relaunch that was suspended due to the pandemic caused by COVID 19. The new logo was developed to complete the company’s rebranding.

Today we’re “softly” launching our new logo. The planned formal relaunch and rebranding would be inappropriate at the moment considering the travel restrictions in place and the company’s precarious business situation, “DFP Chief Operating Officer Vicente Pelagio A. Angala announced.  “We know everyone loved our old logo since it has been a familiar icon in every balikbayan household for decades. So, we thought it best to explain why we decided to evolve it.”

After three (3) decades, DFP had to make the inevitable change. The agency has constantly been finding ways to be at par with global business trends due to the rapidly evolving consumer preferences and shift in retail models. Renovation works, especially at its flagship Fiestamall store near the Manila International Airport terminals were undertaken.  Luxe Duty Free, a high end luxury shop was established and strategically located at the country and Asia’s biggest mall complex.  Its international airport stores, especially at Mactan in Cebu, were upgraded. More popular and exclusive brands were launched to further expand its merchandise mix.

The logo was carefully remodeled to reflect what DFP is today while retaining the core elements representing the Filipino’s traditional duty free shopping. “We were careful not to lose the trademark Filipino homey feel so the popular basket weave had to be fused in the new design.  The refreshed logo now emits sophistication and elegance with the black and gold colors while the diamond shape symbolizes excellence – true to DFP’s goal to be the country’s premier travel retailer”, Angala added.   

DFP, through the years, has been true to its mandate of providing the duty and tax free shopping needs of its market of international travelers.  The agency hopes that the introduction of this new logo shall serve as a reminder for its customers, employees and fellow retailers, that there is hope for new beginnings and a fresh start.  “This logo paves the way for our relaunch soon as we aim to be a newer and better Duty Free Philippines“, Angala said.

foodpanda delivers kutitap and cheer in Bicol and Bulacan

With the support of volunteer riders, foodpanda was able to send much-needed assistance to the two major communities that they serve

Following the recent series of typhoons that affected thousands of families, foodpanda didn’t cease to deliver kutitap and cheer to people in need of help and hope.

The country’s on-demand food delivery service and its compassionate riders readily extended a helping hand to the victims of the recent typhoons in Bicol and Bulacan. foodpanda has put up donation drives and mobilized the repacking, delivery, and distribution of relief goods through the help of its riders as volunteers and be a Lit Pandas.

                “It has been a regular event for the Naga riders to conduct charity drives/events and help the community in times of need,” said Luis Ferrer, foodpanda Naga City Manager. 

While Bicolanos embody the local “oragon” spirit that is dauntless and strong, the recent string of calamities kept on disrupting the people’s path to recovery, leaving them with little chance to bounce back. Dedicated to help them in the process is foodpanda,  as its latest outreach program exemplified the company’s commitment in making a difference in every opportunity, especially the ones that concern people’s lives and welfare.

Through proper coordination with local government units, foodpanda identified and focused on two citizen groups in Bicol that needed the most help. In Legazpi City, the program specifically targeted 150 street sweepers and garbage collectors who also serve as frontliners during the pandemic. Meanwhile, in Naga City, there were 150 residents in Barangay Triangulo that were found to have limited access to relief packages.

foodpanda organized twin events on November 15 to cater to both groups. One was in the morning, which was dedicated to the street sweepers and garbage collectors in Albay, who were provided with grocery packages that included rice, canned goods, noodles, water, toiletries, as well as packed lunches. In the afternoon, the same relief package was distributed to the residents of Barangay Triangulo in Naga City.

Aside from the beneficiaries, foodpanda surprised its 40 rider-volunteers who participated in the events with grocery packages and packed lunches as well.

“We at foodpanda are thankful that despite their difficulties, they are still willing to extend their help to our fellow Bicolanos,” Ferrer said.

According to Joie Elfren Moratin, foodpanda Legazpi City Manager, the initiative was more than an outreach program. The goal is to make a difference in whatever opportunity that may arise. 

“It was a heart-warming experience,” he said. “This is something I will definitely go back to over and over again. Our goal is to improve the lives of the community where we do business because this is a place we call home.”

Meanwhile, one of the many areas in central Luzon that were severely hit by the typhoons was Bulacan. A province that’s home to many  talented and fierce heroes, foodpanda has also rolled out an outreach program to help 200 residents of two areas in the province.

Through the help of rider-volunteers in Bulacan, foodpanda distributed relief packages to 100 residents of San Jose Del Monte on the morning of November 21. Later that afternoon, another 100 people from Barangay Atlag in Malolos received the same assistance from foodpanda.

Barangay Atlag is a small and remote town in Malolos that became inaccessible due to severe flooding. However, foodpanda was able to reach the area and its residents shortly after Typhoon Ulysses left the country.

“It’s been an honor to be part of this activity since we really wanted to do our part in the community,” said Lee Enriquez, foodpanda Bulacan City Manager. “Helping our people in San Jose Del Monte and Malolos, with the help from the LGUs, was really special for all the Ka-Pandas here in Bulacan.”

Through its commitment to igniting a culture of giving and serving, foodpanda delivers kutitap and cheer by providing food and volunteer services in the communities that they belong to. 

Go Beyond Ordinary with Kojiesan’s improved lotions


Go Beyond Ordinary with Kojiesan’s improved lotions These lotions deliver 72-hour moisture lock to keep skin soft and smooth longer Kojiesan has always been committed to making its products better than ever.

After introducing the newest kojic acid skin lightening innovation called Zero Pigment Light, this brand is once again pushing itself further to Go Beyond Ordinary with its improved line of lotions. Kojiesan Skin Lightening Body Lotion with HydroMoist and Kojiesan Skin Lightening Body Lotion SPF25 with HydroMoist are now infused with the Zero Pigment Light technology, its latest Kojic Acid skin lightening innovation that zeroes in on your dark spots, age spots, scars, melasma, and hyperpigmentation giving you a lighter even skin tone.

Moisturizing the skin is an important step in keeping it soft, radiant, and healthy-looking all day long. Both Kojiesan’s lotions contain HydroMoist, a new formulation that gives hydration to your skin while locking in the moisture. Kojiesan Skin Lightening Body Lotion with HydroMoist has a light, non-greasy formula that’s easily absorbed to help restore and strengthen your skin barrier and minimize the appearance of rough skin and stretch marks. What’s more, it delivers on a unique 72-hour moisture lock that keeps skin soft and smooth longer.

Meanwhile, Kojiesan Skin Lightening Body Lotion SPF25 with HydroMoist also contains UVA/UVB Filters to protect your skin from harsh environmental factors that can lead to skin damage and hasten the onset of wrinkles and other signs of skin aging. Plus, both lotion variants are dermatologically tested, hypoallergenic, and paraben-free. To achieve the full benefits of Kojiesan’s carefully formulated products, it’s best to use either of these lotions with popular soap variants Kojiesan Skin Lightening Classic Soap and Kojiesan Skin Lightening HydroMoist Soap for a softer and more even-toned complexion. Why settle for something less when you can Go Beyond Ordinary? With Kojiesan’s improved skin lightening body lotions, you can achieve a healthier glow while addressing your specific skin concerns. Get exciting updates and information at @KojiesanPH on Facebook and Instagram at www.kojiesan.com. Kojiesan is available at all leading supermarkets and drugstores nationwide, as well as Kojiesan’s official LazMall on Lazada and Beauty MNL.

DUTY FREE PH ADOPTS NEW LOGO TO PAVE WAY FOR RELAUNCH

For the past three (3) decades, Duty Free Philippines (DFP) has been an iconic brand in the country’s travel retail industry, particularly among the “balikbayans” and Overseas Filipino market. As an attached agency of the Tourism Department, it has, through the years, been true to its mandate of providing the duty and tax free shopping needs of its limited market of international travelers.

With the evolving consumer preferences and shift in retail models, DFP has to continuously find ways to be at par with the current global business trends.  Renovation works, especially at its flagship Fiestamall store near the Manila International Airport terminals were undertaken.  Luxe Duty Free, a high end luxury shop was established and strategically located at the country and Asia’s biggest mall complex.  Its international airport stores, especially at Mactan in Cebu, were upgraded. More popular and exclusive brands were launched to further expand its merchandise mix.

A new logo was hence developed to complete the company’s rebranding. The logo was carefully remodeled so as not to lose its trademark Filipino homey feel hence retaining the popular basket weave design.  The refreshed logo now emits sophistication and elegance with the black and gold colors while the diamond shape symbolizes excellence – true to DFP’s goal to be the country’s premier travel retailer.  According to DFP Chief Operating Officer Vicente Pelagio A. Angala, “The new logo design reflects what DFP is today while the core elements representing the Filipino’s traditional duty free shopping has been retained.” 

The formal launch, however, has to be put on hold due to the pandemic.  “Our planned relaunch and rebranding would be inappropriate at the moment considering the travel restrictions in place and the company’s precarious business situation. However, we deemed it best to push through with the use of the new logo”, Angala said.

“We shall slowly introduce this new DFP logo to serve as a reminder for us all that there is hope for new beginnings and a fresh start.  We would like to give our customers something to look forward to.  The new logo is our way of announcing to all that we  are all set to give you a newer and better Duty Free Philippines“, he added.

PASKUHAN SA LAS CASAS

Far different from the past celebrations, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar officially began its countdown to Christmas day with its annual tree-lighting ceremony at the breathtaking Plaza Tobias with the Sanctuario de San Jose as its natural backdrop. However, this year, it is more intimate with only employees and check-in guests as its small audience.

Consisting of 210 parols, the 25-feet tall Christmas tree illuminated the night that carried an endearing message – that with hope and faith, Filipino families can conquer all challenges.

Guests can watch the full video of the Christmas festivities starting on December 6, at the official social media pages of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.

For more information, visit www.lascasasfilipinas.com.

#ShareTheSparkle and celebrate with Welch’s Sparkling Juices

The holiday season of 2020 is so different from past years. Christmas parties and gatherings would be turned into online celebrations and gifts are now bought from online stores. So much has changed but one thing remains the same — the love for family.

There is still so much to celebrate and be thankful for, even at home. If you want the entire family to join the fun, Welch’s has a line of Sparkling Juices that are fizzy but gulit-free.Welch’s Sparkling Juices — Sparkling Red Grape, Sparkling White Grape, and its newest addition this year, The Sparkling Rose — are bubbly and 100% alcohol -free, making it perfect for both kids and adults, even expecting mommies, too!

“Even though we couldn’t still go out and have parties or join large gatherings, Welch’s is inviting everyone to have their own celebrations at home,” says Erika Rodriguez, VP for Marketing of GEMCo, The Philippine marketing agent of Welch’s International.

The Welch’s Sparkling Red Grape and Sparkling White Grape are both heart-healthy and delicious. Pressed from the freshest Concord and Niagara grapes across America by farmer-families, this 150-year tradition of “Real Grape Goodness” has made Welch’s one of the most loved beverages in the world, especially by Filipino families.

On the other hand, Welch’s Sparkling Rose has a light, refreshing taste, and the sweetness of a ripe summer fruit. Pretty in its pink bottle, it looks great in any online party you may host at home.

All three Welch’s Sparkling Juices are easy to mix with other beverages, so you could concoct a variety of unique bubbly cocktails to impress your family. Add a splash of your favorite juices and discover the goodness in each sip.

Each bottle makes for an excellent and convenient Christmas gift, so you can have it delivered to the homes of your friends, relatives and co-workers. Lift up your family spirits with a sparkling drink that’s all about celebrating life and special moments.

A Product of the USA, Welch’s products are available in retail stores. To learn more about Sparkling Juices and recipes, visit http://www.welchs.com or follow Welch’s PH in FB and IG. You may also have Welch’s Sparkling Juices and other Welch’s juices delivered at your doorstep by visiting https://acefoodservice.com. Or place your order ib the following online groceries: metromart.com, Lazmart, and waltermartdelivery.com.ph.