Herbalife Philippines Signs Partnership with Phoenix Petroleum Philippines

Herbalife Philippines Signs Partnership with Phoenix Petroleum Philippines to Expand its Product Access Points Nationwide 
 Herbalife Philippines, part of the global nutrition company Herbalife, announced a strategic partnership with Phoenix Petroleum Philippines to make it more convenient for Herbalife Independent Members and customers to access its nutrition products. Under the arrangement, Herbalife members and customers will be able to pick up Herbalife products that they’ve ordered from the company at Phoenix retail stations across the country.


This pilot program with Phoenix Petroleum Philippines is a significant milestone in the company’s commitment to sustainable expansion in line with its business growth in the country.

The agreement, and the recent opening of Herbalife’s Quick Response Center in Cebu City, is part of Herbalife’s plan to increase its product access and availability in the Philippines where a recent survey showed weight gain is the top concern of 84 percent of the population.


“This expansion will make it very easy for our members and customers to obtain Herbalife products at a location closer to their homes,” said Rosalio Valenzuela, general manager of Herbalife Philippines. “People are continuously looking for ways to become fit. This new initiative supports the efforts of our members to bring excellent nutrition to more Filipinos in every community.” 
Phoenix Petroleum Philippines has built an extensive network throughout the country with almost 450 stations and is currently refurbishing existing stations and building new large ones to provide more products to their customers. It was named as the 2015 Outstanding Filipino Franchise in the large-store retail category by the Philippine Franchise Association.
“Phoenix Petroleum Philippines stations are now becoming major one-stop destinations for a variety of needs including convenience stores, restaurants and car servicing shops,” said Roy Jimenez, Phoenix assistant vice president for Sales North Mindanao. “This new partnership with Herbalife demonstrates our commitment to become an indispensable partner in the lives of every Filipino.”
For more information about Herbalife in the Philippines, click here. For information on Phoenix Philippines, click here. 

About Herbalife:


Herbalife is a global nutrition company that has been changing people’s lives with great products since 1980. Our nutrition, weight-management, energy and fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Independent Members in more than 90 countries. We are committed to fighting the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity by offering high-quality products, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Member and a community that inspires customers to live a healthy, active life.


We support the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and its Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We also sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy and champions in many other sports.


The company has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of US$4.5 billion in 2015. The Herbalife website contains a significant amount of financial and other information about the company at http://ir.Herbalife.com. The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information in posted. To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com.

McDonald’s gives Chicken McDo to thousands of magkapangalan customers nationwide

??McDonald’s gives Chicken McDo to thousands of magkapangalan customers nationwideFor FREE? Yes, for FREE!
McDonald’s held an in-store celebration of its best tasting chicken as it gave away FREE 1PC Chicken McDo to customers with the same name or similar sounding names during the #PaChickenMcDo para sa mga Magkapangalan event held earlier today.

 This is McDonald’s way of treating more customers with its best-tasting Chicken McDo that is marinated, breaded, and fried to a golden perfection! Magkapangalan customers who dined in select McDonald’s restaurants nationwide confessed that the juicier and tastier Chicken McDo is indeed “McMcMc-Masarap!”

In April this year, McDonald’s treated thousands of Joy to a FREE 1PC Chicken McDo in select stores in Metro Manila. Now, more customers like Carlo, Karlo, Mary, Marie, Jayson, Jason, Paulo, and Paolo, have enjoyed Chicken McDo not only within the metro but across the country! 

Like them, you can try Chicken McDo anytime at McDonald’s stores nationwide. You can also avail of it via Drive-Thru or McDelivery (86-2-36, www.mcdelivery.com.ph, or the McDo PH app).

Share your photos enjoying Chicken McDo on Facebook, facebook.com/McDo.ph or tag @McDo_PH.

Don Papa Rum

Don Papa is a premium aged small batch rum from the isle of Negros Occidental, the Philippines. Distilled from some of the finest sugar cane in the world, Don Papa is first aged 7 years in oak barrels in the foothills of Mount Kanlaon before being blended to perfection.
Light and fruity on the nose whilst smooth and delicate on the palate, the light amber colored Don Papa has a long, rich-textured finish and offers flavor of vanilla, honey and candied fruits.

Rum is usually made from molasses, a byproduct of sugar canes when it is processed to be made into sugar. Molasses is then fermented and the liquid distilled into rum, which is usually aged in old oak barrels.

Rum is probably one of the few beverages that has great historical significance. Sugar was the real prize for most European explorers. It has been said and noted that Christopher Columbus shipped sugarcane to the New World. It was the Caribbean islanders soon began converting the sugar byproducts into relatively cheap alcoholic liquid first known as Kill-Devil and then later on called Rumbullion which meant a “rowdy brawl” They probably shortened it to Rum where it got its name. There are several stories of the etymology of rum – some say it came from the British while still other people say that it was derived from a Latin word.

Don Papa rum is made by the Bleeding Heart Rum Company, founded by former Rémy Martin executive Stephen Carroll. Stephen decided to create, produce and perfect this 100% Pinoy made rum and base it here in the country. The only thing foreign used in the making of the rum is the American oak barrels that holds the rum while it ages. I don’t think it would produce the same taste if it were aged in Kamagong or Narra – just saying. Filipino rum, just like its counterparts in another countries, has its own distinct flavor. Most rums develop this “personality” of sorts through the liquor distilling process.

Sadly, there isn’t enough documentation with regard to the production of Rum in the Philippines. Documentations are usually from the other brand and court documents that detail the illegal local rum distillers. Although the earliest recorded mention of rum in the Philippines is at 1854, some people believe that rum has been made even earlier than that. The trading routes have allowed rum to be taken from the Philippines, Indonesia and China to western countries. Since rum is also made with sugar, it preserves well and was the drink of choice for sailors and sea-farers.

Since rum’s base ingredient is sugar cane juice or molasses, one can expect rum to be a preferred drink of the ladies due to its sweet taste. Good rum does not taste like chemicals and should have a fruity almost chocolate-y flavour. 
The bottle comes in a tubular carton case with a metal lid and bottom. The entire design is impressive and has the look and feel of the paper money during the time of the Spanish occupation. It even has the silver/gold string that is woven along the paper – giving it a feel of monetary authenticity.

We spent a good few minutes just looking at the packaging, playing a game of “where’s the animal”. There is a tarsier hiding in the cravat, a slug disguising itself as a moustache, a snail, a gecko, bugs that look like roaches and this weird looking dog like creature. Of course, Don Papa is shown as stately and commanding.

Don Papa Rum’s bottle has a very thick glass base which is a wonderful indicator of quality alcohol. The cork that they use is natural and is lovely to smell – another indicator of how good the rum is.

The label is pretty much the same as the packaging but has this lovely red paper stamp. The top is sealed with a label that has a lovely drawing of a spider while the neck has a drawing of a spotted gecko. They really put a lot of hard work into creating this wonderful label. Kudos to Bleeding Heart and their team!

Where to purchase Don Papa

Here is the complete list of bars, restaurants, stores and supermarkets that you can purchase Don Papa rum from. You can also purchase one online. The suggested retail price ranges from P980 to P1,000 but prices do change from place to place.


Aracama Filipino Cuisine (BGC)

Beso Cucina Vinoteka (BGC)

Cova Tapas Bar (Jupiter)

The Distillery (BGC)

The Distillery (Eastwood)

The Distillery (Jupiter)

Draft Gastropub (BGC)

Draft Gastropub (Rockwell)

Elbert’s Steakroom (Salcedo Village)

Little Asia (Binondo)

Kasbah (BGC)

Moksha (San Juan)

Opus Restaurant & Lounge (Resorts World)

Prive Luxury Club (BGC)

Prohibition (Dillinger’s Greenbelt)

Republiq Club (Resorts World)

The Reserve (Ortigas)

Stella & Rocket Room (BGC)

Taverna Verde (Ortigas)

2nd’s (BGC)

Boy’s Restaurant & Bar

Bubba Gump

Bugsy’s Bar & Resto (BGC)

Bugsy’s Bar & Resto (Ortigas)

Café Havana

Chef Tatung Café

Chili’s Grill & Bar

Cork Room

Dusit Thani Manila

Embassy XL Club, & Café, Inc.

Felix Restaurant

Interpro c/o Manila Polo Club


Kings of Tomorrow

Mamou Restaurant

Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Marciano Restaurant

Ming Bistro

Misibis Resort & Hotel

Museum Café


Premio Bar & Restaurant

Red Box Greebelt

Up above the Sky Restaurant

Zuni Restaurant & Wine Bar

Airport House of Wines (Paranaque)

Antonio’s Minimart (Bulacan)

Bottle Zone Wines & Liquors (Malate)

Circle Liquor Center (Timog)

Corkroom Wine (Mandaluyong)

Gilmore Wine Shop (San Juan)

GKMS Wines & Spirits Buendia (Makati)

Han’s Liquor Kalayaan (Makati)

Harry’s Liquor Mart (Makati)

Hezi House of Wines

Malate Wines

Metro Wine

Metro Vinos

Ralph’s Wines & Spirits (Aguirre, BGC, Greenhills, Katipunan, Makati Ave., Pasay Road, Podium, President Ave., Salcedo Village, Tramo)

Ram’s House of Wine

Wine Rack (Timog)

Wine Circle (Timog)

The Landmark (Makati)

Makati Supermarket (Alabang)

Pioneer Supermarket Kapitolyo (Ortigas)

Rustan’s Supermarkets

S&R (All locations)

South Supermarket (Alabang)

Unimart Supermarket (Greenhills)

Benguet Supermarket (Baguio)

Booze Wines & Spirits (Baguio)

Bora Budget Mart (Boracay)

Casa Italia (Puerta Galera)

Cuba! Cuba! Rum & Sports Bar (Angeles CIty)

Cellar (Bacolod)

Mu Shu (Bacolod)

Shirmarro’s Wine Center (Bacolod)

The Distillery (Cebu)

Tratorria Uma (Bacolod)

21 (Bacolod)

Ritual (The Collective Makati)

The Green Grocer Manila


Carlo or Karlo. Mark or Marc. Mary, Merry, or Marie.

Do you know someone who has the same name as you? You and your friend are in for a treat if you share the same name, even if they are not spelled with the same set of letters!

Enjoy FREE 1PC Chicken McDo a la carte for you and your namesake on September 27,Tuesday, 2:00 PM to 3:00PM in select participating McDonald’s restaurants nationwide. Simply bring a valid ID with photo to prove that you and your companion have the same name or similar sounding name.

Mark your calendar and invite your friend for this special treat. You can’t resist saying, “McMcMc-Masarap!” with every bite of McDonald’s best-tasting chicken that is marinated, breaded, and fried to a golden perfection! This offer is valid for dine-in only. Check outmcdonalds.com.ph for complete details.

Now you can have fun not only by calling each other in the same name but also by tasting the juicier and tastier Chicken McDo.

See you Carlo, Karlo, Mary, Marie, Jayson, Jason, Liza, Lisa, Lieza, Paulo, Paolo, and friends!

Don’t forget to post your photos enjoying Chicken McDo on Facebook,facebook.com/McDo.ph or tag @McDo_PH on Twitter or Instagram with #PaChickenMcDo.

Jolly Hotdog in Cheesy Classic and NEW Chili Cheese

Taste over-the-top beefy goodness of Jolly Hotdog in Cheesy Classic and NEW Chili Cheese variants. Jollibee, the country’s largest fast food chain, has beefed up one of its well-loved product lines, the Jolly Hotdog, with the New Chili Cheese variant, an exciting addition to its Cheesy Classic variant.

Always served fresh, the Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog offers over-the-top beefy goodness with its beef hotdog in a warm bun, topped with a slightly tangy special dressing and livened up with grated cheese and tomato catsup.

Just like the Cheesy Classic variant, the New Chili Cheese Jolly Hotdog is a beef hotdog in a delicious bun, but this time topped with a generous serving of mouth-watering meaty chili and cheese sauce.
At the Jolly Hotdog’s core is a beefy, juicy hotdog that makes for a perfect treat you want to savor every bite of. This certified delish snack is packed with over-the-top flavors and textures you’ll never find in plain and boring hotdog sandwiches.
According to Francis E. Flores, Jollibee Chief Global Marketing Officer and Jollibee Philippines Head of Marketing, the New Chili Cheese Jolly Hotdog came at the right time when consumers are more attuned to variety and adventure.
“The more thrilling Chili Cheese variant is for today’s fast food fans who are always looking to explore new flavors. The new tasty topping definitely adds zest and adventure to Jolly Hotdog,” he said. Launched in 1990, Jolly Hotdog has always been an all-time favorite among barkadas, teens, kids and kids at heart as a way to satisfy their hunger with a delicious and reasonably priced snack, or as a comfort food to relish either for dine-in, takeout, drive-thru or delivery.
Come and enjoy Jolly Hotdog in Cheesy Classic and New Chili Cheese variants with your friends, either ala carte or in a combo meal with regular fries and drink. Price starts at P50.

McMcMc’ for the love of Chicken McDo

 McDonald’s welcomes two self-confessed Chicken McDo lovers—reel and real life couple Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera to its family! 

In their new TV commercial, the couple enjoys their bonding time at home with the perfect combination of good food, great company, and music mic splitter with playful attitude as they call each other while eagerly waiting for their Chicken McDo delivery. See it for yourself by watching the TVC on this link.

You couldn’t blame them for giving in to their appetite because the new and improved Chicken McDo is marinated, breaded, and fried to a golden perfection. It’s definitely juicier and tastier with just the right crunch!

Like Dingdong and Yanyan, you can also try Chicken McDo anytime at McDonald’s stores nationwide. You can also avail of it via Drive-Thru or McDelivery (86-2-36,www.mcdelivery.com.ph, or the McDo PH app).

Share your photos enjoying Chicken McDo on Facebook, facebook.com/McDo.ph or tag @McDo_PH on Twitter or Instagram.

Blue Posts Boiling Crab and Shrimps

Just in time for the Kadayawan Festival, Davao’s Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps announced that it will soon open its first branch here in Manila. I was  able to sample some of the restaurant’s specialties in a preview event held last Wednesday.

“We are bringing the best food in Davao to offer here in Manila.Our focus is to give whatever the services that we give in Davao to the crowd in Manila. We want to give them the best food quality and best customer service,” said Blue Posts CEO Anthony Ang.

A place for seafood lovers, Blue Posts encourages diners to enjoy their dishes with their bare hands. Food-grade wax paper is used as a plate, along with a plastic bib.

“Here, we only serve fresh crabs and shrimps. We want them to experience the joy of eating. It’s fun to be messy,” Ang added.

Blue Posts also has an all-you-can-drink bar where customers can mix and match six kinds of fruity iced tea drinks.
The restaurant, which has a fisherman’s wharf theme, can accommodate 80 to 100 customers.

Blue Posts will open in September, but a specific date has yet to be announced.

For now, take a look at some of the restaurant’s bestselling items:

1. Gumbo

If you like  something that’s yummy but not to spicy you will definitely love this tomato and cajun paste-based soup with a combination. This is so good that you will definitely go for a second or a third serving.

2. Sinuglaw with Green Apple

This is a must try as this is a fusion of two Filipino dishes, kinilaw and grilled liempo, and is topped with green apple.

3. Crab and Shrimp Rolls

Great for kids, this dish is a mix of crab, shrimp and pork coated with bread crumbs and deep-fried. It is best enjoyed with chili sauce

4. Crispy Tuna Belly

Sink your teeth in this juicy treat. If you love fish, don’t miss this dish flavored by soy sauce, ginger and garlic, among others.

5. Boiling Crabs and Boiling Shrimp

There’s a crab mallet for your cracking pleasure, though I’d personally prefer a crab cracker, the plier-type of cracker which is way easier to use than a hammer or mallet. To break the tedium, you could order mussels, clams, or shrimps; but then it’s going to ruin the whole “fresh catch seaside fantasy”. I am there exclusively for the crabs – period. These are the stars of the show. Enjoy the Boiling Crabs and Shrimps with three kinds of sauces. There is the Garlic Fried Sauce, the sweet and spicy Asian Sambal Sauce, and the savory Boiling Cajun Sauce.

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Get healthy with delicious Tipco 100% Juice!

You don’t need to spend thousands of money for Goji Juice and other healthy juices.
For only P116 (SRP), Tipco 100% Juice has 22 flavors of juices to choose from including the famous superfruit juices originating from China, Mangosteen,Pomegranate and Goji Berry.

Tipco 100% Blood Orange
Tipco 100% Orange Medley
Tipco 100% Tangerine
100% FRUIT
Tipco 100% Apple
Tipco 100% Cranberry and Mixed Fruit
Tipco 100% Guava
Tipco 100% Kiwi and Grape
Tipco 100% Mangosteen
Tipco 100% Pineapple
Tipco 100% Pomegranate
Tipco 100% Prune and Grape
Tipco 100% Red Grape
Tipco 100% Aloe Vera and White Grape
Tipco 100% Beetroot and Mixed Fruit
Tipco 100% Broccoli and Mixed Fruit (sold cheaper than P116)
Tipco 100% Carrot and Mixed Fruit
Tipco 100% Mixed Vegetables and Mixed Fruit
Tipco 100% Purple Carrot and Mixed Fruit
Tipco 100% Spinach and Mixed Fruit with Wheatgrass
Tipco 100% Tomato

Now with 2 new added 100% healthy flavors, 100% Goji Berry Mixed Fruit Juice and 100% 32 Veggie and Mixed Fruit!

Goji Berry(also called Wolf Berry), once noted for making Li Qing Yuen live up to 252 years old in China became famous for its numerous health benefits 6,000 years ago from herbalists in the said country, Tibet and India. Known to
    * protect the liver
    * help eyesight
    * improve sexual function and fertility
    * strengthen the legs
    * boost immune function
    * improve circulation
    * promote longevity,

The health benefits of 
Goji Berry Juice reached the consumers Philippines recently as many sick and cancer patients have been advised to resort to natural remedies and supplements to improve condition.

On the other hand, parents need not force their children to eat vegetables every mealtime and those who can’t avail of the freshest greens in the market due to busy schedules at work can now drink 32 Veggie and Mixed Fruit. It is a special blend of15 vegetables(cauliflower, parsely, spinach, carrots, cucumber, sweet corn, aloe vera, soursop, celery, asparagus, pumpkin, ampalaya, chinese cabbage, golden tomato and cabbage) and 17 fruits (Grape, Lemon, Passion Fruit, Banana, Pomegranate, Orange, Starfruit, Nata De Coco, Apple, Pineapple, Sugar Cane, Strawberry, Honey Dew Melon, Mango, Papaya and Pear).

We are all recommended to sleep before 9pm as the body needs to detoxify before midnight and drinking healthy juices before bedtime will surely help digesting all these fruits in the juice better than drinking it in the morning.

After all, we need not spend thousands to medical bills and other imported fruit juices (with some I’ve heard that needs thousands of pesos for membership).

Simply grab a Tipco 100% Juice in your favorite groceries and supermarkets nationwide.

For more information on  Tipco 100% Juice Drinks