THE GREAT APPLIANCE FAIR AT DUTY FREE FIESTAMALL

DUTY FREE PHILIPPINES (DFP)is holding “The Great Appliance Fair” at Fiestamall store in Paranaque City on July 29, 2021 to August 31, 2021.

Balikbayans and returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) are in for an amazing treat as DFP will offer the best deals on home, kitchen appliances and gadgets and accessories with discounts up to 20% from participating brands. DFP will also be giving free gifts to select lucky customers. 

The Fiestamall store is open Thursdays to Sundays, 10am to 7pm. Customers are assured of a safe and convenient shopping environment as DFP complies with the IATF’s safety guidelines and health protocols.

With DFP being hit hard by the pandemic, we remain hopeful that we will be able to bounce back and continue to support the country’s tourism programs through this “Great Appliance Fair” offerings. 

Staying hydrated helps prevent illnesses during the rainy season

The sweltering summer days are over as the country’s weather bureau declared the start of the wet season. During this season, we need to keep our guards up because many illnesses emerge.

These include diarrhea, caused by viral or bacterial infection; waterborne illnesses like typhoid fever, cholera, and leptospirosis; and vector-borne diseases like malaria and dengue.

To avoid contracting these diseases, Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines Inc. (PCPPI)—the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages in the country—reminds the public to keep hydrated, especially that we are in the middle of a global pandemic.

“It is important that we keep our immune system strong. One of the easiest ways to do this is to stay hydrated,” said PCPPI president and chief executive officer Frederick D. Ong.

To stay fit and protect yourself from diseases, here are some healthy habits you may do.

Eat healthy

What you consume today will have a huge impact on your health in the future. A good eating habit is one of the most basic practices to have a robust immune system.

Making a well-balanced meal is simple – just add more fruits and vegetables, choose whole grain food, switch to low or zero fat options, and cut back on sugar.

Exercise regularly

Exercising remains one of the most effective methods to strengthen your body during the rainy season. You do not have to buy expensive machines or pay for gym subscriptions. You only need at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week. To safely exercise at home, you may check various workout videos online. If you opt to do outdoor walk or run, follow social distancing and other safety protocols.

As part of your workout routine, replenish what you lose in sweat with sports drinks like Gatorade. It contains electrolytes that rehydrate your body to avoid dehydration.

Get enough sleep

Getting enough sleep is as important as eating healthy and exercising. A study from the Carnegie Mellon University found that people with poor, short sleep have greater chance of getting sick.

Quality sleep helps uplift your immune system. To get quality sleep, reduce your blue light exposure at night, avoid caffeinated drinks before bedtime, and reduce day time naps, among others.

Hydrate

Proper hydration is vital in having a strong immune system. It detoxifies and flushes out waste materials from your body. It also helps transport nutrients to our organ systems.

Taking in safe water is a must to avoid infection from water-borne diseases. To have a clean drinking water, you need to boil water for at least three minutes or do water chlorination. Or you can drink purified bottled water, like Aquafina and Premiere.

If you’re moving all day and feel sluggish or tired, that’s because you lose more than just water when you sweat.  You lose fluids and electrolytes. With this, it’s important for us to stay healthy and hydrated with an Electrolyte Drink like Gatorade Ion.

“Even during rainy season, we need to hydrate to arm our body from diseases and keep our immunity in top shape. Over the years, PCPPI has been helping Filipinos achieve that with our hydration drinks,” Ong said.

PCPPI is the exclusive manufacturer of well-known beverage brands in the Philippines: Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mug, Gatorade, Tropicana, Lipton, Sting, Premier, Milkis, and Aquafina.

Reader’s Digest Releases List of Most Trusted Brands in PH for 2021

The world is still living in interesting times—with the ongoing pandemic still posing risks and consequently, governments around the world imposing lockdowns to flatten the curve. Despite the challenges, consumers still go on to live their lives, whether inside their homes or in controlled workplace setups.

Amid the new normal, the time of the year has come for Reader’s Digest Asia to recognize the Most Trusted Brands in Asia. For the 23rd year, different brands from across the region are being recognized for their unrelenting commitment to win the trust and loyalty of their most valued consumers.

Just like in the previous years, Reader’s Digest commissioned an independent online poll conducted by market research firm Catalyst Research to identify the brands that continue to win the hearts of consumers amid the new normal. Over 8,000 respondents from the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan filled out questionnaires to identify the brands they continue to trust from more than 50 product/service categories.

“Perhaps, more than any other year previously, trust has been the guiding human emotion we’ve all had to rely on to navigate through our day safely,” said Reader’s Digest Asia Editor-in-Chief Louise Waterson. “For the brands themselves, trust matters when it comes to weathering a crisis, and ultimately, trust is built on the traditional foundations of quality, consistency, honesty, and delivering on your promises.”

Waterson also underlined the importance of keeping a good relationship between brands and consumers. “In terms of the current situation, with this pandemic, that also means getting proactive and reaching out to your customers like never before. It’s very much about maintaining a relationship with that particular individual.”

For the Philippines, the Most Trusted Brands were exclusively revealed in the June 2021 issue of Reader’s Digest Philippines. These winners are being recognized for continuously working hard to keep the relationship they have built through the years and for assuring the valued consumers that they remain on their side despite the odds.

Gold Trusted Brands

These brands are outstanding, based on their consumers’ perceptions. Thus, these have earned scores that are comparatively higher than other brands in the same category. Some of those in the list are:

  • J&T Express – Airfreight/Courier Service
  • BDO – Personal/Consumer Loan; Investment Fund Company
  • Manulife – Life Insurance
  • Acer – Personal Computer
  • Baguio Oil – Cooking Oil
  • Citibank – Credit Card Issuing Bank
  • Ideal Vision Center – Optical Shop/Store
  • Orocan – Plasticware
  • Sharp – Air Purifier; Washing Machine
  • Whirlpool – Washing Machine
  • ABS-CBN – TV Network

Platinum Trusted Brands

These brands have performed exceptionally, as indicated by their consumers’ perception. In the poll, the following brands (among others) have attained scores that exceed those of their nearest competitors:

  • Sun Life – Life Insurance; Investment Fund Company
  • BDO – Bank; Credit Card Issuing Bank
  • Executive Optical – Optical Shop/Stores
  • Mercury Drug – Pharmacy/Drugstore
  • GMA Network – TV Network
  • Uratex – Mattress
  • Goodyear – Tires
  • Macao Imperial Tea – Milk Tea Shop

The complete list of Reader’s Digest’s Most Trusted Brands & Most Trusted Personalities are exclusively published in the June issue of Reader’s Digest Philippines.

Park Inn by Radisson brings a bright new era of hospitality to Bacolod, the Philippines’ “City of Smiles”

The 150-key Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod is located within the SM City Bacolod mall complex

Radisson Hotel Group is excited to announce the opening of another new Park Inn by Radisson hotel in the Philippines. This vibrant and welcoming upper midscale brand debuts in Bacolod City, the capital of Negros Occidental province today.

Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod, the new family-friendly hotel, is located within the SM City Bacolod lifestyle mall, providing guests with instant access to extensive retail, F&B outlets, entertainment facilities and the SMX Convention Center. The property features 150 modern rooms ranging from 25 to 49sqm, including Superior Rooms, Deluxe Rooms and Junior Suites. All guests will enjoy comfortable king or twin beds, refreshing bathrooms and intuitive amenities, such as bedside USB ports and free Wi-Fi.

Families can make a splash with separate outdoor pools for adults and children, or relax with in-room spa services, a fitness center and jogging path. Feeling hungry? Guests can refuel at a choice of four restaurants and bars, including Arima, an inviting all-day dining destination that serves a wide range of international dishes; DASH, the ground floor “Grab & Go” concept; Lobby Lounge, a casual café and juice bar; and Marapara Plaza an inviting alfresco venue that specializes in comfort food and cool drinks. Guests keen on learning more about the homegrown arts scene can take time to visit Art Cove, the hotel’s bright gallery space dedicated to showcasing the work of local artists and photographers with regular exhibitions.

For corporate travelers and meeting planners, Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod features three function rooms covering 230sqm, which are suited to a variety of events including business meetings, training sessions and media briefings, all supported by audiovisual equipment and professional services. The private dining rooms at Arima are ideal for hosting life’s special occasions.

“We are delighted to start welcoming guests to Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod. Park Inn by Radisson is a feel-good brand that can cater for any occasion and reflects the upbeat vibe of the Philippines. We look forward to greeting every visitor with a genuine warm welcome, and our positive and proactive ‘Yes I Can’ service philosophy,” commented Laurence Peña, Assistant Vice President for Rooms, SM Hotels and Conventions Corporation, and Interim General Manager, Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod.

“Park Inn by Radisson is one of the fastest-growing brands in the Philippines, and we are thrilled to add another outstanding hotel to our portfolio in this dynamic country. This will also become the first internationally branded hotel in Bacolod City, which reflects our successful strategy of introducing world-class hospitality to Asia’s up-and-coming cities. Upper midscale hotels are rising in popularity, and we aim to introduce our fresh and friendly Park Inn by Radisson hotels to even more destinations all around the region,” said Andre de Jong, Vice President, Operations, South East Asia and Pacific, Radisson Hotel Group.

Radisson Hotel Group now operates five Park Inn by Radisson properties in the Philippines, located in Clark, Davao, Iloilo City, North EDSA (Quezon City) and Bacolod, as well as an upper upscale Radisson Blu hotel in Cebu City.

Learn more about Bacolod in our latest blog post: https://blog.parkinn.com/explore-bacolod-philippines