Saturday, October 29, 2022

Johnson’s AskOurMoms: the newest online partner of moms


Johnson’s Baby launches industry-first Facebook Chatbot in the Philippines to digitally connect mothers.

This month, Johnson's demonstrates how powerful connections among moms help new moms be the best mothers to their babies, through the Johnson's AskOurMoms on Messenger.  

Created with respected mombassadors and experienced mothers, the “mothers for mothers platform” offers baby-rearing advice and personalized product recommendations from celebrity moms, such as Divine Lee, Anne Curtis-Smith, and Bianca Gonzalez, who share inside information on Johnson’s products, deals, and baby care tips.  

Developed to give moms a more interactive consumer experience, the Johnson's AskOurMoms is an industry-first digital innovation that offers not only one-click access to Anne, Bianca, and Divine's baby recommendations, but also a wealth of personal baby product selections, uses and descriptions, virtual shopping on a single thread, and online-only discounts and special e-commerce promotions.

Says Crismer Tiria, associate marketing director for Johnson’s Baby: “Today’s mothers are very resourceful.  They actively seek advice from other moms and search for information online to broaden their knowledge and ensure that they are giving their babies the best care possible.  With this innovation, we hope to bring the brand and our mombassadors closer to moms through an online resource that empowers them.  Ultimately, this novel solution will also educate them about the full range of Johnson’s products that are scientifically developed to provide the best baby care possible.s

Says John Rubio, Philippine country director at Meta, “We are seeing fundamental shifts in how people and businesses connect. There is a real demand for people to have direct communication lines with businesses. Through Meta’s business messaging solutions, Johnson's AskOurMoms provides Filipina moms with helpful information, useful products, tips, and most importantly, an online support community that enables them to be the best moms they can be to their children.” 

To experience Johnson’s AskOurMoms, send a message to the official Facebook page of Johnson’s Baby at 

“Your Song of Excellence” Season 2 grand champions

Get ready to find out “Your Song of Excellence” Season 2 grand champions

Make no mistake about it. The tough preliminary is over and done with, same with the tougher semifinals stage.

Now, the remaining contestants will experience the toughest part of the competition that will beat all the other stages as “Your Song of Excellence” Season 2 enters the Grand Finals, the pinnacle of the competition. Here, the best among the best will be crowned the “Your Song of Excellence” Season 2 grand winner.

And from the thousands of auditionees and the 30 semi-finalists who battled it out to know who would march through to the grand finals, only nine contestants (or three grand finalists for each category, whether Ballad, Acoustic, or Rock) remain.

The Top 3 Grand Finalists for “Your Song of Excellence” Season 2 under the “Ballad” (#HeartsAtHome) category are:

● Easter Joy Parsacala

● Rachell Laylo

● Redemptor Nuestro

For the “Acoustic” (#FreshVibes) category, those who made it to the Grand Finals are:

● Kirby Cruz

● Izay Acoustic

● Jaworksi Sison

And finally, the Top 3 grand finalists who will do a sing-off for the “Rock” (#EpicRock) category are:

● Genriel Diaz

● Vic Robinson

● Anne Ferrer

Each of the grand finalists will go for the throat to determine who among them is the best in their respective categories. And their battles are made even more arduous with a more stringent judging criteria. Each contestant will be judged based on Voice Quality at 35%, Creativity also at 35%, and Stage Presence with 20%. Netizens will also have a say in the judging as 10% of the grand finalists’ scores will come from Online Votes.

After the rigorous judging, only 1 grand finalist for each category will remain standing and will be declared grand champion for their category in this year’s “Your Song of Excellence” Season 2.

So, remember the date: October 31, 2022, which is just a few days away when the Grand Finals of “Your Song of Excellence” Season 2 will be streamed live and the grand champions for each of the categories will be known. The grand champion from each category will win P50,000 worth of cash and products plus a major recording deal with Ivory Music, one of the country’s biggest independent record labels. The 2nd and 3rd Runners Up for each of the categories won’t go home empty handed for they will win P30,000 and P15,000, respectively.

And just like all the other stages, voting for your winner is easy. Make sure your votes include the official hashtag “#YSOE2022Grand_NAME” on all comments so that your vote will be counted.

“Your Song of Excellence” Season 2 is organized by Taiwan Excellence, with premier brands Aromase Philippines, Asus, and Predator Gaming as sponsors, with Ivory Music as music partner.

Major brand partners include Acer Philippines, Annie's Way 安妮絲薇果凍面膜第一品牌, FECA PH, Johnson Fitness Philippines, LUFTQI空氣淨化專家, Transcend Philippines,, Dacian, and Tatung.

Don’t forget to like and follow Taiwan Excellence on its social media accounts:


Instagram: @taiwanexcellence_ph

Friday, October 28, 2022

Comfort Food for your Undas Visit


Conti's Comfort Food 

This Undas, take a trip down memory lane and celebrate the life of your dearly departed, and the sweet moments you had with them, with food that brings nourishment not only to the body but also to the soul. 

With Conti's Bakeshop and Restaurant, they include classic favorites that are perfect for baon and are sure to bring heartwarming nostalgia and comfort during your visit to the cemetery or commemoration at home. 

Conti’s Flavored Mamon Ube-yum, Mochaccino, and Classic

Delicious Flavored Mamon. With its fluffy goodness and the perfect amount of sweetness, Conti’s Flavored Mamon is a definite Pinoy merienda staple with an awesome twist. It comes in three flavors – Mochaccino, Ube-yum, Classic Butter – that are sure to please the entire family.

Conti’s Chicken Pie, Salmon Pie, Cheese Puff, Roast Beef Pie, and Spinach and Cheese Pie

Freshly Baked Pies. Hearty, flaky, and delicious with savory fillings, delectable sauces, and scrumptious dough, Conti’s Chicken Pie, Salmon Pie, Cheese Puff, Roast Beef Pie, and Spinach and Cheese Pie are the perfect tummy fillers that are light to carry and easy on the budget, too. 

Conti's Ensaymada

Ensaymada. Crafted from scratch and made with love, Conti's Ensaymada is a must-try for sweet bread lovers. Its soft, fluffy bread is filled with creamy cheese that immediately melts in your mouth. Best served with a hot cup of coffee or tea.

Conti's Queso de Bola Cheese Roll

Queso de Bola Cheese Rolls. A mouth-watering combination of soft and delicious bread  topped with Queso de Bola shavings. 

Conti's Coffee and Biscoff Silvanas

Silvanas. Frozen, rich buttercream in between layers of cashew-meringue wafers, coated with light and delicate biscuits, this simply irresistible delicacy is available in Coffee and Biscoff flavors.

Conti's Garlic Sotanghon

Garlic Sotanghon. An all-time favorite comfort food when feeling under the weather. Its claim to fame is the garlic flavor which, combined with tender chicken and veggies, makes it a meal that satisfies both the tummy and the heart.

We remember our departed loved ones by celebrating their lives, celebrating life, and enjoying some of the best of Conti’s.

To know more about Conti’s Bakeshop and; Restaurant, visit or check out the Facebook (@contispastryshopandrestaurant) and Instagram (@contis_ph) pages. Other pages bearing the name and images are fake. They do not in any way represent the brand. 

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Sugar shortage? Make life sweeter with Stevia!

The country has been undergoing a sugar shortage for the past few months, causing sugar prices to soar. The price surge of this kitchen staple has affected the purchasing power of Filipinos, who are already having difficulty coping with inflation. Given how sugar is a key ingredient in most dishes, many people have struggled to make their lives and dishes sweeter.

Fortunately, there’s a healthy alternative that can help solve Filipinos’ sugar woes. Stevia is a natural sweetener derived from the leaves of the Stevia rebaudiana plant. It is 300 times sweeter than sugar but has zero calories and does not cause spikes in blood sugar levels. It is better than chemical-based artificial sweeteners because it does not have any aftertaste or carry potential health risks.

This wonder plant can be used for baking, as a food enhancer for cooking, and to sweeten hot and cold drinks without guilt. What’s great about Stevia is how it sweetens food and beverages naturally, unlike sugar which has been linked to obesity and diabetes. Moreover, Stevia is considered nonglycemic, meaning it does not affect one’s blood pressure levels.

Given these health benefits, swapping Stevia with refined sugar can be a complete game changer for people who want to make healthier food and beverage choices and maintain a healthy weight range.

Understanding Stevia’s potential to address Filipinos’ sugary dilemma, Glorious Industrial & Development Corporation (GIDC), also known as the Stevia Company, launched a lineup of naturally-sweetened and healthy beverages. GIDC, the Stevia Company’s line-up of products under its Glorious brand, includes the Glorious 3in1 Premium Coffee and Glorious Iced Tea Mixes and the Sweet & Fit Stevia Tea.

“We understand how important sweetness is to Filipinos’ taste palette,” said Ms. Au De Leon, president, and CEO of GIDC, The Stevia Company. “By making Glorious available nationwide, we want to empower more Filipinos to discover a healthier way to make their lives sweeter.”

The company’s latest products are not only good for one’s body, but they taste great too. Hence, people don’t need to sacrifice flavor to care for their health. All Glorious beverages are sweetened with Stevia, and every teaspoon of Stevia is equivalent to three teaspoons of refined sugar.

Glorious Premium 3in1 Coffee Mix is a delicious coffee blend sweetened with Sweet & Fit Stevia. It is recommended for people with sugar-related concerns, weight watchers, and other health-conscious individuals. Sweet & Fit Stevia has zero calories, zero fat, zero sodium, zero carbohydrates, and zero cholesterol.

People who want to control their sugar intake can now sweeten up their lives and favorite fruit teas with Glorious Iced Tea Mixes. This product comes in three flavors: Red Berries, Lemon, and Cucumber. Meanwhile, Sweet & Fit Stevia Tea can be used to make other hot or cold beverages together with non-dairy milk or fresh fruits for a healthy little pick-me-up.

For more information about stevia, visit and