Jamie Balmores, from Nurse to Entrepreneur of the Year

Jamie Balmores was just another Filipino nurse who dreamt of giving his family a better life. Armed with a degree and years of experience, he flew to Edmonton, Canada 10 years ago in the hopes of being able to provide a better future and expand his wings in a country thousands of kilometers away from home.

10 years later, Jamie Balmores is the proud owner of Edmonton’s Best Food Truck named Jeepney Jaytee, has been hailed as Entrepreneur of the Year, and has sponsorships from the likes of Lexus of Edmonton West, Lucky Supermarket, and Great Smile Dental Clinic.

So, how did he move from being a nurse to owning the number one food truck in Edmonton, Canada?

Jaytee, as he is fondly known, has always loved cooking and during his breaks and days off when he was still a nurse, he would offer his food to the staff in the hospital he works for and in nearby places. People loved his food so much that they started ordering from him for celebrations and parties. This is where the idea of a food truck stemmed from.

Armed with a few savings, passion, and a lot of courage, Jaytee opened his food truck in 2015 and has not looked back since. He won Best Food Truck in 2016 and 2017 and won Entrepreneur of the YEar in 2016 as well. He has guested on national TV in Canada over 100x and has consistently shared his love of Filipino food with an international audience.

Jeepney Jaytee serves authentic Filipino food. To ensure that the dishes he serves are as authentic as possible, Jaytee visits the Philippines from time to time to try out the best dishes it has to offer. Jeepney Jaytee is proud to share with Canadians why Philippine food is one of the best in the world and this is apparent in the long lines that can be seen outside his food truck wherever they go.

Jaytee is living proof that dreams, when paired with hard work and determination, can become a reality. From being a nurse who wanted to provide a good life for his family back here in the Philippines to becoming Edmonton’s Best Food Truck and one of the most well known brand ambassador, Jaytee proves time and again that the Filipino is a force to be reckoned with.

3 Reasons Why you need to have Craze Main Fashion

If you haven’t heard, flats are back with a vengeance. After all, with what has happened in the world lately, people need to be practical and stilettos are just not. However, flats are and they also come in cute colors and designs especially the ones from Craze Main Fashion.

Craze Main Fashion is a shoe brand that is owned by Cristy S. Takano. Locally sourced in Marikina, Aki creates beautiful flats that complement any shoe size and type. The best part is that everything is local. From the supplier, maker, owner, and staff, Aki sources Filipino homegrown talent thus ensuring that she supports the local economy.

This is reason number one why you need to have Craze Fashion Main in your closet. The next one is safety. We all know about the flat that ends up having you flat on your back on slippery pavement. With Craze Fashion Shoes, this will never happen because the soles of their shoes have anti-slip and will protect you from making a splash the wrong way.

Craze Fashion Main also comes in a variety of sizes from 5 to 10 making sure that you can have any pair you want. The colors are diverse and there is always something for every occasion, be it casual and even up to formal events where you just want to be comfortable.

Craze Fashion Main prides itself on how durable their flats are. It has been tested and can withstand being soaked in the rain as long as you clean and dry it properly afterwards. With Craze Fashion shoes, you get bang for buck and you definitely get your money’s worth.

Fashionable, durable, safe, and locally made, nothing beats Craze Fashion Main when it comes to stylish shoes that are worth every hard earned peso that you make. Shop yours now at www.craze.shoes or follow them on Instagram @crazeshoesph for more style inspo.

Lamudi Advantage Gives Partner Brokers Exclusive Perks from 3D Virtual Tours to Land Title Transfers

The top real estate partner in the country launches the Lamudi Advantage Program, tying up with brands Nook, CONVEYANCE™, CleanX, Abenson Home, and Matterport to offer discounts and freebies to partner brokers, agents, and brokerages.

Lamudi’s partner brokers and agents will get promos and discounts from different brands as the top real estate partner in the Philippines unveils its Lamudi Advantage Program.

The listing platform hopes to see more real estate professionals grow their operations through the initiative.

Kenneth Stern, Lamudi CEO, expressed his delight over the successful launch of the project. “We’re excited to introduce this new program to our partners. Lamudi always strives to offer value-adding services not just to the property seekers, but also to the industry’s hardworking brokers and agents.”

Partner Brands for Partner Brokers

Under the Lamudi Advantage Program, the company has tied up with different brands to offer exclusive perks to its partner real estate professionals. One of them is Nook, the country’s first mortgage brokerage firm. The company connects property seekers to the best loans in the market, considering the buyers’ unique financial needs.

Lamudi partner brokers and agents can earn a 50 percent commission for clients who managed to secure a loan through Nook. They can sign up on the website, click the Home Loan Referrals Tab, and start referring buyers.

Partner brokers and agents can likewise get a commission of five percent for referring clients to

SB Furniture, Abenson Home, or Homeplus. To qualify, the purchases must be at least P75,000.

Lamudi has likewise partnered with land titling expert CONVEYANCE™. The company offers up to 15 percent discount for Lamudi partner brokers and agents who would use their title transfer services.

Meanwhile, they can get a 10 percent discount for the cleaning services of CleanX, namely itemized cleaning, general cleaning, and housekeeping.

Supporting brokers in the digital era, Lamudi also forged a partnership with Matterport, a provider of virtual tour software platforms. Through the technology, professionals can create “active spaces” or 3D images, producing superior-quality digital representations of units, virtual tours, and schematic floor plans. Presenting these materials to clients, brokers can help further in buying options and decisions.

Under the Lamudi Advantage Program, brokers who use Matterport can maximize a three-month free Starter Plan. This gives them access to five active spaces or virtual tours, saving $30. They can also get an exclusive discount on Insta360 ONE X Enterprise Camera, which captures small spaces well.

Lamudi’s partnership with relevant brands shows the company’s commitment to providing the best services to their stakeholders. While providing a platform for seekers to find their dream property, the company offers high-value perks and privileges to partners through the Advantage Program.

Reliable Digital Marketing Partner

Since its establishment, Lamudi has been committed to helping real estate professionals in the country expand their businesses. The company’s listing platform allows brokers and agents to keep the business running without interruption.

Raffy Siapco, CEO of RS Property Manila and winner of the Special Award Partner Success Story of the Year in the Lamudi Virtual Broker Awards 2020, said, “Traditional marketing takes a lot of time. When [I’m] doing digital marketing, it’s as if I have additional manpower generating leads for me and my company.”

With digital marketing, listed properties can be visible to a large portion of the market. The materials can reach local and overseas property seekers.

According to the latest trend report from Lamudi, Hotspots Unwrapped: 2020’s Most Popular Locations, the overseas demand for Philippine real estate continued to be strong in 2020 despite the pandemic. Singapore, Dubai, London, Sydney, and Doha, locations with a high concentration of Filipino workers, showed the strongest interest in Philippine real estate.

“Lamudi has been a big help because they promote our businesses and our properties on a global scale. It was really amazing. I posted the property online and in less than a month and with the help of Lamudi, an interested client abroad called me up,” Ramil Alquileta, CEO of My Saving Grace Realty, Inc., said.

He added, “The client actually bought the property without visiting it first.”

Professional Support

Lamudi likewise supports partner brokers and agents by offering courses aimed at improving digital marketing skills. The Lamudi Academy has different classes fit for newbies and seasoned professionals alike.

Every Wednesday, the academy holds Power Hour, which discusses the fundamentals of online real estate marketing. On Thursdays, they teach Back to Basics, helping newbies in the field. Held every Friday, Level Up trains attendees how to convert more leads online. Registration for the classes is free.

From the tools and courses to the brand promos and referral commissions, Lamudi is committed to providing the best solutions for its partners. For more information on the Lamudi Advantage program, visit lamudi.com.ph/agent-benefits.

How Lamudi Helped Real Estate Partners Survive the Pandemic by Going Online

When Lamudi held its first Roundtable Discussion in 2020 on March 11, attendees were optimistic about upcoming trends. Little did anyone know that the country would go on an enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) days later.


For Lamudi, this was a time to revisit its vision: to help property seekers find their dream homes online. Reviving the Search for Home Opening 2020 with a 16% year-on-year increase in pageviews in January, Lamudi faced a big challenge during its quarantine low in March. The digital property platform aimed to walk the talk in pivoting the industry online when going out is not advisable. Data showed that despite the dip in pageviews during the ECQ, those who were seriously looking for property considered this an opportune time to invest.


Lamudi knew that braving the change for the industry meant taking all of its partners with it. This guided Lamudi’s actions moving forward. In June, Lamudi held a month-long campaign allowing brokers and agents to post 50 free listings. That same month, Lamudi saw a 56.76% increase in pageviews compared to March. By July, the company was getting almost 100% of its January page views back.


Lamudi also took all of its events online, including The Outlook Roundtable Series and the Virtual Broker Awards. From helping brokers bounce back, to showcasing development launches through social media, Lamudi helped key players in the industry to continue business operations and reach their targets amid social distancing.

Growing the Family
In May, Lamudi joined EMPG, one of the leading digital classifieds groups in the MENA, South Asia and Southeast Asia regions. This is the first of many steps that took Lamudi to where it is in 2021: the leading real estate partner and trusted source of industry information. Lamudi also welcomed its new CEO, Kenneth Stern, in September, marking the beginning of the company’s envisioned hyper-growth phase, and supporting the industry through the unprecedented crisis. In fact, Lamudi is doubling its Philippine team to keep up with the growing real estate demand. The pandemic has undoubtedly impacted Lamudi and its partners. But if there’s one thing Lamudi realized as it saw pageviews bounce back, and even surpass pre-COVID numbers, it’s
that home is a safe haven, whether we are facing natural calamities or unprecedented health
emergencies.


Visit http://www.lamudi.com.ph to know more.

SMDC Ties up with Lamudi

Top real estate firm SMDC lists its properties on online real estate platform Lamudi. The move is part of responding to buyers’ needs in the new normal.

The leading property platform Lamudi welcomes top real estate company SM Development Corporation (SMDC) as its latest partner. With its projects listed online, the property giant hopes to expand its market reach further and accommodate buyers’ demands in the new normal.

“During the pandemic, we’ve discovered the power of online selling. Our sales come both from our physical broker network and also through the internet,” SMDC President Jose Mari Banzon mentioned in the latest episode of Lamudi’s On the House: Small Talk with Big Bosses.

The Digital Norm in Real Estate

SMDC recognizes the importance of strengthening online presence to accommodate the needs of buyers in the time of the pandemic, especially since a significant portion of the market has gone digital. It is turning to online listings, as community quarantine measures are still in place, limiting physical property showings.

According to Lamudi’s trend report published last May, there was a 31 percent increase in site visits from returning platform users from March to April 2020. This suggests that those who were thinking about real estate before the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) gave property purchase a more serious thought during the ECQ.

Aside from responding to the new-normal of property search, the company aims to connect to overseas Filipino workers (OFW) better. Through SMDC’s partnership with Lamudi, property seekers abroad can easily find SMDC projects on the platform. They can have all the information they need for investment decisions, from prices to amenities to locations, and even neighborhood ratings.

The company’s inclusion on Lamudi complements the online selling efforts of SMDC’s wide broker network abroad.

Speaking with Lamudi CEO Kenneth Stern for On the House: Small Talk with Big Bosses, Banzon shared that SMDC has allotted funding to agents overseas in order to create interactive websites and a 360-degree view of showrooms. “What we want is for the website to sell the Philippines, sell real estate in the Philippines, and give the potential buyer the capability to do the transaction through the internet.”

With these online technologies, OFWs can experience the feel of the home they’re eyeing to buy even though they’re miles away.

Strong Demand for Properties within CBDs

As SMDC embraces innovations in going digital, it is optimistic about the seriousness of buyers today, as well as the strong real estate appetite for properties located within the central business districts (CBDs).

In Lamudi’s latest trend report, Hotspots Unwrapped: 2020’s Most Popular Locations, the data shows that cities with CBDs remain popular among real estate seekers. Quezon City leads the list, followed by Makati, Pasig, and Taguig.

SMDC’s newest condominium offerings are highly accessible to these cities. Gem Residences, launched amid community quarantine measures, is located in Pasig, along the C-5 Corridor. It’s nine minutes away from the Ortigas Center, and 20 minutes from Ayala Center, Bonifacio Global City, and Eastwood City.

This translates to a home close to all essential establishments, shopping centers, leisure hubs, medical facilities, and excellent schools. Ideal not only for property owners who are always on the go, Gem Residences is a suitable residence for people living in the age of community quarantine measures and travel restrictions, and beyond.

Locating in major CBDs and close to transport hubs is a hallmark of SMDC developments. Mint Residences is situated in Chino Roces Ave., Makati, surrounded by modern conveniences today’s homebuyers look for.

Meanwhile, those who are planning to move to SMDC’s Gold Residences will experience less hassle when traveling abroad since the condominium is right across the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1. As for South 2 Residences, located conveniently in the SM Southmall Integrated Lifestyle Center in Las Piñas City, future residents can rest assured that they have their essentials covered, with various amenities and establishments found within walking distance from their home.

This emphasis on prime, strategic location is in line with SMDC’s commitment to sustainability. Walkable communities ensure healthy, active living for residents and offer a reduced impact on the environment. The mentioned communities above launched in 2020, along with Smile Residences in Bacolod, are the prime models of the company’s emphasis on sustainability efforts.

Home in the New Normal

On top of location, SMDC residences feature facilities that have proven perfect under a lockdown scenario. SMDC residences are either located near an SM mall or have their own built-in commercial strips where residents have easy access to all the essentials – food, medicine, bank and other services. The vast, open spaces of SMDC’s resort-type amenities provide more than enough room to allow residents to bask in the outdoors with social distancing. Co-working spaces in open-air set-ups, backed up by commercial-grade Internet connection, are provided to allow work-from-home set-ups. Natural lighting and ventilation, which are standard features in an SMDC residence, are perfect for the new normal. And, finally, with a team or well-trained professional property managers, residents can sleep soundly knowing that their home is safe and secure, is well-maintained and sanitized and that there will always be people who will provide assistance 24/7.

Committed to making property ownership easier in the new normal, SMDC has explored online channels buyers are using today, and at the same time, provided an actual home fitting the residents’ emerging needs.

View SMDC’s development page on Lamudi.

Radisson Hotel Group rises above challenges to add 84 new hotels across Asia Pacific in 2020

Image: Artist’s impression of Radisson Collection Resort, Nanjing’s lobby

Radisson Hotel Group (https://www.radissonhotelgroup.com/) overcame significant global challenges in 2020 to expand its portfolio ofproperties in Asia Pacific, with the addition of 84 exceptional new hotels and resorts, covering eight of its distinct brands.

This rapid growth forms part of the company’s ambitious five-year strategy to triple its portfolio in the midterm. This will be achieved through a blend of organic growth in key markets, such as China, India,South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and master brand development agreements with Jin Jiang International and its subsidiaries in China, the world’s largest travel market.

Radisson Hotel Group is one of India’s largest and most reputable international hotel chains, with a comprehensive nationwide portfolio of hotels. This position was strengthened in 2020 with the signing of eight new hotels, including the 125-key Park Inn by Radisson Mashobra Resort, 115-key Park Inn by Radisson Jabalpur, 100-key Park Inn by Radisson Prayagraj, 120-key Radisson Hotel Dehradun, 103-key Radisson Resort & Spa Lonavala, 180-key Radisson Blu Hotel Jaipur Malviya Nagar, 120-key Radisson Resort Pondicherry Bay and 196-key The White Hotel, Katra, which is also the first member of Radisson Individuals in India.

In South East Asia, the signing of the 84-key Radisson Resort Phan Thiet and 309-key Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Van Phong Bay reinforce Radisson Hotel Group’s strategy of introducing its world-leading brands to Vietnam’s emerging cities and idyllic resort destinations.

In China, two landmark hotels were signed in Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu province. The 300-key Radisson Blu Hotel Nanjing South New Town and 151-key Radisson Collection Resort, Nanjing will serve the rising number of guests seeking international-standard upper-upscale accommodation in this important regional center.

Radisson Hotel Group’s master brand development agreements in China will play a pivotal role in accelerating its Asia Pacific expansion. In partnership with Jin Jiang International and its subsidiaries, 72 new hotels and resorts were added to the group’s Chinese portfolio in 2020, increasing its inventory by almost 9,000 keys. These included eight upscale select-service Radisson RED hotels with 1,108 keys; six contemporary upper upscale Park Plaza hotels with 1,020 keys; 21 upbeat upper midscale Park Inn by Radisson hotels with 2,969 keys; and 37 welcoming upper midscale Country Inns & Suites by Radisson hotels with 3,868 keys, located in a mix of major tier one cities, provincial capitals, urban centers, airports, railway stations, amusement parks, industrial zones and retail plazas all across China.

Moving into 2021, Radisson Hotel Group will continue to bring exceptional accommodation and elevated hospitality to more guests across Asia Pacific. Ideal for conversion projects, the upscale Radisson Individuals concept will attract experience-seeking travelers, and a fresh focus on serviced apartments will meet the rising global demand for extended-stay products.

“I am very proud of our achievements in 2020, as we remained focused on our long-term goals while responding to unprecedented global upheaval. We reached several major milestones, including the launch of Radisson Individuals, the introduction of Radisson Collection to China, and the signing of new hotels in many exciting new markets. With respected core brands, innovative new concepts, and a fresh focus on high-growth sectors such as serviced apartments, we are confident of a bright future,” commented Katerina Giannouka, President, Asia Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group.

“Our growth in 2020 is a wonderful reflection of the depth of our regional alliances, the underlying confidence in our company, and the power of our brands. Despite the unique challenges of 2020, the fundamentals of the travel and hospitality industry remain strong. As part of the world’s second largest hotel group, Radisson Hotel Group is perfectly positioned to accelerate its development and lead the recovery of the hospitality industry. We look forward to working with all our partners in 2021 and beyond,” said Ramzy Fenianos, Chief Development Officer, Asia Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group.

To learn more about working with Radisson Hotel Group, please visit www.radissonhotelgroup.com/development and discover how we strive to make Every Moment Matter.

ABOUT RADISSON HOTEL GROUP

Radisson Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest hotel groups with nine distinctive hotel brands, and more than 1,400 hotels in operation and under development in 120 countries. The Group’s overarching brand promise is Every Moment Matters with a signature Yes I Can! service ethos.

The Radisson Hotel Group portfolio includes Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Radisson Individuals, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, and prizeotel brought together under one commercial umbrella brand Radisson Hotels.

Radisson Rewards is our global rewards program that delivers unique and personalized ways to create memorable moments that matter to our guests. Radisson Rewards offers exceptional loyalty benefits for our guests, meeting planners, travel agents and business partners.

Radisson Meetings provides tailored solutions for any event or meeting, including hybrid solutions placing guests and their needs at the heart of its offer. Radisson Meetings is built around three strong service commitments: Personal, Professional and Memorable, while delivering on the brilliant basics and being uniquely 100% Carbon Neutral.

More than 100,000 team members work at Radisson Hotel Group and at the hotels licensed to operate in its systems.

For more information, visit: www.radissonhotels.com/corporate

Or connect with us on:

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EMBRACE KINDS OF LOVE AT LAS CASAS THIS FEBRUARY

Embrace love with a romantic weekend trip and enjoy some quiet time at the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar property of your choice this February. | Photo by: AwesomeEventsPH

At Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, the true meaning of Valentine’s Day goes beyond the heart-shaped boxes.

Instead, the heritage property plays host to romantic trips, candle light dinners, and historic adventures as it highlights the value of life, love, time, and effort.

Celebrate all forms of love, whether one needs to enjoy quality time with their special someone, treat one’s self to a much-needed vacation, or reconnect with family and friends. Las Casas in Bataan and Quezon City are ready to provide its guests with grand time and sweet stays.

MOMENTS OF LOVE | Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bataan

Express one’s sincerest and deepest emotions while celebrating the spirit of togetherness in a unique yet romantic escape.

This month-long Valentine’s room offer starts at PHP 14, 500 for a deluxe room.

Meanwhile, perfect for those who’s eyeing to step up their romantic rendezvous and impress the person of their dreams, the quiant Bagac heritage site presents a sumptuous feast centered in love and life with its “Taste of Romance” dining treat.

Love is indeed in the air as our resident violinist play some live entertainment.

Make this romantic getaway even more memorable with a 5-course dinner set against the most romantic spaces – whether by the beach, near Casa Hagonoy, or near Tulay ni Lola Basyang – for only PHP 6, 000 nett inclusive of set dinner for two and personalized set-up.

Set dinner is available from February 12 to 14, 2021.

MY LAS CASAS VALENTINE | Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar – Quezon City

Feel the magic of love by satisfying the heart, the tummy, and the eyes without going out of the metro.

Say “yes” to adding a romantic kick with its Valentine’s Special Set Menu for only PHP 3, 800 nett for two.

This month-long Cusina ni Nanay Maria dining offer features Crab Mille Fuille, Crispy Shredded Chicken Caesar, Roast Pumpkin Soup, choice of Pan Seared US Beef Striploin or Sake Miso Gindara, and Raspberry Trifle paired with two glasses of wine.

For pizza lovers, time to rejoice as its Italian restaurant, La Bella, will be offering wood-fired pizzas Hawaiian, Margherita, Pepperoni, and Quattro Formaggi.

To complete the whole romantic experience, Las Casas in Quezon City will be playing some live music by their Bataan-based kundiman singers. 

For PHP 100, guests who wish to experience the Las Casas magic and see its architectural offers can access our plaza area perfect for picture-taking and more.

For more information, visit www.lascasasfilipinas.com or follow its social media   accounts at @LasCasasBataan and @LasCasasQC on Facebook and Instagram.

GUESS PHILIPPINES LAUNCHES MOBILE APP GUESS PHILIPPINES makes holiday shopping a breeze with its new online shopping experience

GUESS strengthens its online presence and brings a more convenient shopping experience to its Philippine customers by launching the GUESS Mobile App. Perfect for the holiday season, the GUESS Mobile App provides a faster, easier, and more user-friendly way of browsing through the latest GUESS collections online, giving customers a new and seamless shopping experience.

Complete Online Selection Customers can easily browse and shop Guess’ newest arrivals and exclusive offers, including the latest GUESS Holiday collection featuring Michele Morrone. Save, Shop, and Share Customers can save their favorite items with the Wishlist feature and share their top picks with their friends and followers on social media Points and Rewards Guess List members can link their accounts through the mobile app to gain points and avail of exclusive rewards this season.

The GUESS Mobile App is now available for Android and will be available for Apple next January. Download the Guess Mobile App at the Google Play Store now at LINK. Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GUESSPhil/ for more updates and visit https://www.guess.com.ph/ for more information.

Haier Philippines upholding social responsibilities in times of crisis

The year 2020 has been tough for Filipinos as countless calamities ravaged our communities and a current pandemic that has been affecting our way of life. Just recently, two devastating back-to-back Typhoons hit the country which affected hundreds of thousands of our kababayans in Luzon. On November 1, Super Typhoon Rolly, considered the strongest typhoon ever recorded in recent history struck the southern region of the Philippines, and an estimated two million Filipinos have been affected, many of whom lost their homes and livelihood. Less than two weeks after, Typhoon Ulysses resulted in extreme flooding in provinces, including Metro Manila and some parts of Central and Nothern Luzon, that previously devastated by Typhoon Rolly.


In the past months, we have witnessed how Filipinos worked together to provide support and aid to affected communities and families. One of the brands that have been constantly extending emergency relief efforts is Haier Philippines, a global home appliance brand. Haier has been responsive to the existing socio-economic issues extending hands to our Filipinos in times of crisis. Last January, Haier responded to the Mount Taal victims by visiting the area and providing clothes and food supplies for more than 200 families. Last May, the brand donated two Haier refrigerators to frontline workers who have been working tirelessly to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Just recently, Haier Philippines, in partnership with its dealers Alsons & Willy & Sons, initiated “Tulong Tulong, Sabay Sabay Tayong Aahon,” a donation drive that aims to meet the immediate and urgent needs of the families affected in Brgy. Minto, Guinobatan, Albay, Brgy. Niño Jesus, Iriga City, Camarines Sur, Tabaco & Malinao Albay. During the 3-day relief activity last November 28 to 30, Haier distributed grocery and rice packs, Haier polo shirts, and umbrellas to over 650 families who are affected by Typhoon Ulysses.

“Tulong Tulong, Sabay Sabay Tayong Aahon” relief operation with Haier Philippines and Willy’s in Tabaco and Malinao, Albay 2020 might be a tough year for us, but seeing our fellow Filipinos and brands working together gives us hope amid these difficult times. Haier Philippines has always been at the forefront in helping Filipino communities during difficult times, proving that more than sales and profits, it is always essential to uphold empathy and social responsibilities.

CHiNOY TV pivots to Digital

CHiNOY TV is now online! More popularly known as a television program, CHiNOY TV recently launched its new website, www.chinoy.tv, for all things Chinoy. 

As a multimedia company that targets the Chinese-Filipino community in the Philippines, CHiNOY TV aims to promote and preserve the Chinoy culture, uplift the youth, and bridge the two communities. It aims to be the top-of-mind source for relevant information about anything Chinoy.

CHiNOYTV Online features articles on lifestyle, business, and culture. The site also highlights Chinoys in various fields in a series of profiles, such as Modern Tao Ke and Chinoy Spotlight. Modern Tao Ke profiles focus on entrepreneurs or Chinoys running their family business, while the Chinoy Spotlight shines the light on up-and-comers or individuals who have achieved a certain level of success in any field.

New and loyal readers can also tune in to CHiNOY TV’s official social media accounts for updates. CHiNOY TV is on Facebook (chinoytvOFFICIAL) and YouTube (chinoytvonline), as well as TwitterInstagram, and TikTok (@chinoytv). CHiNOY TV’s TikTok includes fun and educational videos on the Chinese language and more. CHiNOY TV’s YouTube channel offers full access to exclusive unedited contents, extended video contents of TV show segments, and full episodes of aired features. 

In addition, CHiNOY TV’s multimedia platforms now include the CHiNOY Podcast Network. It has its first podcast show, RISE Up with host Janeena Chan, which features prominent Chinoys who share their stories to serve as an inspiration for others. RISE Up can be streamed on CHiNOY TV Online, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and YouTube. –

CHiNOY TV also offers Hua Fei, an official page on WeChat which caters to the Mainland Chinese community as well as Mandarin Speaking Chinoys, providing them with lifestyle content and news articles about the Philippines in both Chinese and English. Soon, it will also double as an e-commerce platform where the community can easily shop online.

What’s more, CHiNOY TV also launched CHiNOY Online Community in Facebook, a platform open to Chinoys and non-Chinoys, where they can communicate and interact with each other. They can gain knowledge and appreciation of the Chinese culture, share and learn inspiring stories of Chinoys, and provide career and other opportunities for Chinoys.

More than promoting the Chinese-Filipino culture in the country, CHiNOY TV also believes in making a worthwhile change. They founded CHiNOY Cares, a youth-led organization, which executes various charity drives for the marginalized and at-risk communities, as well as the Chi-V Program, which helps develop young talents who are interested in the production industry. 

Since 2010, CHiNOY TV has successfully spearheaded Chinese-themed events that highlight the best of Chinese culture, including the beauty pageants Mr. and Ms. Chinatown Philippines and Little Mr. and Ms. Chinatown Philippines, hosting workshops, Modern Tao Ke seminars, and the Taipan Business Summit and Taipan Youth Summit for entrepreneurs.

Rounding out CHiNOY TV’s services is CHi360 Marketing Communications, a world-class, full-service production house that caters to the unique needs of the Chinese-Filipino community, as well as brands that aim to reach the Chinoy market. Chi360 can handle all marketing and advertising requirements, including video production, Mandarin translation, and live streaming services under CHiNOY TV Live. 

For anything and everything Chinoy, the community need not look further than CHiNOY TV.

CHiNOY TV is under Fil-Chi Media Productions, Inc. For general inquiries, you may e-mail inquire@chinoy.tv.