Ring in your kid’s school year like a pro

Ringing in the new school year is a big event for kids. For mothers, however, this time of the year entails strict preparations to make sure their little ones get the right start they need for their new journey. The usual school checklists aside, a comprehensive back-to-school plan is something that every mother should have.

“It is part of a mother’s duties to make sure their child gets the perfect start to their term. This includes planning in advance for their healthy “baons” to making sure their school uniforms are absolutely spotless,” says RJ Buenaventura, Philips General Manager for Personal Health.

He adds, “The challenge for moms is that they have to juggle this responsibility with their hectic schedules. For this, having the right partners can make a huge difference.”

Philips offers a line of domestic appliances designed to help with this. With these tools, both mother and child can definitely breeze through the back-to-school jitters with flying colors.

A healthy start

Nowadays, mothers have to factor the taste of the food as much as its nutritional value. According to Reah Ronsayro, Business Development Manager for Domestic Appliances, “School cafeterias usually lack in nutritious offerings, with sodas and junk food usually filling the menu.”

What makes it even more challenging is that children often prefer these over healthier snacks. Fortunately, healthy and tasty “meriendas” are very easy to prepare now with the right appliances.

The Philips Airfryer is a great kitchen partner for this. The low-fat fryer cuts off 80% of fat from food by using rapid air to cook. Moms can now give their kids their favorite fries and even baked goods (such as muffins and cookies)without worrying about grease and cholesterol.

For the refreshments, the Philips Mini Blender can provide healthy and flavorful drinks in just a few seconds. Mix your kids their favorite shakes using its heat resistant plastic jar. It also comes with an on-the-go smoothie beaker that your kids can take to school.

Photo-ready smile

Don’t let kids be a victim of those awkward I.D. photos. A good oral health partner can give them the confidence they need to give their best smile for their new photos.

JC Gallegossays, “Because children consume more sweets and junk food, they need a toothbrush optimized for their oral needs.”

The Philips Sonicare for Kids support growing smiles. This kid-friendly toothbrush has a dynamic cleaning action that effectively reaches deep between teeth and along the gumline. Additionally, it comes with age-appropriate brush heads that clean and protect teeth at their key developmental stages.

Prim and proper

Give kids a good shot at the most tidy award at the end of their school year. Make sure they look ready for their big day with spotless, creaseless uniforms.

The Philips Steam Iron makes straightening clothes effortless. It has an Ionic DeepSteam feature that removes the toughest of creases by releasing small steam particles that reach deep into the fabric. It can also be used for a variety of textiles (from cotton to linen) and comes with a premium soleplate that glides easily and smoothly.

According to Reah, “Starting the year right can be quite daunting especially for mothers. But with the right partners, it is easy to ensure that they cover everything down to the smallest details.”

RJ closes, “Getting the right start to the school year can give kids the encouragement they need to perform well. As mothers, it falls within your responsibility to make sure they are well-prepared for their new journey.”

For more information about our products, visit www.philips.com.ph or check out our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PhilipsPhilippines. You can also call our customer hotline at (632) 6679000 if you are within Metro Manila or 1-800-10-7445477 if you are outside Metro Manila.

GetGo lifestyle rewards program takes off

Flying to your dream local and international destinations just got a whole lot easier, thanks to GetGo, the newest lifestyle rewards program in the country.

With GetGo, loyal customers can easily earn rewards points which they can redeem and use to book local or international flights within the Cebu Pacific network, with enough points, this can be absolutely free. It also gives customers access to other exclusive promos and add-on services from the airline.

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With the GetGo customer loyalty program, earning rewards points is as easy as paying for everyday purchases such as groceries, gas and utility bills using major credit cards and transferring rewards points to a GetGo account. People can also collect rewards points by frequently flying with Cebu Pacific. Additional points are also given to those who avail of add-on products such as reserved seats, additional baggage, meals and more.
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World’s Best Island partners with Air Asia Philippines to bring more and more tourists to Palawan

The province of Palawan, represented by the Provincial Government and Palawan Tourism Council, is partnering with AirAsia Philippines, the Filipino Low Cost Carrier that flies hand in hand with AirAsia, voted the World’s Best Low Cost Airline for six consecutive years by Skytrax, to draw more and more tourist both foreign and domestic to Palawan’s over 1, 700 islands.


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SPINNR named best music app at Mobile World Congress

SPINNR, a music service introduced by wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart), was named the “Best Mobile Music App” by the prestigious GSMA telecoms industry association at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

The app, which kick-started the music streaming revolution in the Philippines, won at the GSMA’s 20th Global Mobile Awards which is dubbed the “Oscars” of the mobile industry. SPINNR was recognized among other nominees like Samsung’s Milk Music, Universal Music’s The Kleek, Bharti Airtel’s Wynk, and the Radio Sawa app.

Launched in 2013, SPINNR is the only music app that combines premium ad-free streaming with song purchases and free radio service, all for as low as P2.50 a day and with no data charges. Unlike other digital music stores, SPINNR lets Smart, Talk ‘N Text, and Sun Cellular subscribers pay for music downloads or streaming conveniently, through prepaid load deductions or charging to their postpaid bill – no credit cards or special accounts needed.
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Smart boosts prepaid offers with Free Internet as data usage surges

Following the surge of mobile Internet usage among its subscribers, wireless services leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is now bundling its top prepaid call and text offers with free Internet access to further stimulate mobile web traffic.

Under this promo, Smart Prepaid subscribers all over the country who top up and subscribe to various call and text offers will also get to enjoy up to 30MB worth of FREE data per day – without any need to sign up or register.

The new offer comes at the heels of Smart’s successful Free Internet promo, which ended last February 28, and is propelled by the 63 percent increase in mobile data revenues to P8.1 billion in 2014, a big jump from P5 billion in 2013, proof that more and more of its subscribers have gotten into the habit of using their phones to access the Internet.

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