Mondelez Philippines Named Best Company to Work For in 2022

HR Asia awarded Mondelez Philippines the coveted title for the 3rd straight year

Mondelez Philippines is once again recognized as one of the recipients of the Best Companies to Work For in 2022 by HR Asia. The organization has won the prestigious award for three consecutive years now! HR Asia recognizes companies that exhibit the best HR practices and demonstrates high levels of engagement and excellent workplace culture across Asia.

By providing ample opportunities for personal and professional growth, investing in employees, and actively hiring people with diverse backgrounds, Mondelez Philippines has continuously built a strong and winning culture for its people. These things make people working with Mondelez Philippines happy and proud to be part of its community.

Despite economic downturns and shifts throughout the year, the company continues to empower people to snack right while ensuring their employees’ well-being is prioritized. Programs and engagements that manifest their purpose to stay loyal to their employees include Purpose Days, Flexible Working Policy, Growing Here Weeks, and other talent training and programs curated for early careers, mid-professionals, and senior leaders.

In a survey conducted within the organization, employees feel valued and appreciated. The results also noted many employees believe that the company provides a safe space for learning and growth whereby cross-functional collaboration, different skills, and proficiency are valued.

Aileen Aumentado, People Lead for Mondelez Philippines, shared that the goal has always been to create more growth opportunities, no matter their role. Further, ensure a safe space for their people where they can thrive, excel, and be their best selves.

“We are happy to share our innovative approaches to equal recruitment with our diversity hiring scheme and extensive support for all our workers. We push these initiatives to address specific needs for both male and female employees, including equal pay and treatment, equal career development, and equal leadership opportunities. We commit to being stronger through our diverse, inclusive, and connected community—trusting each other to work flexibly and productively,” she added.

The company takes the recognition with the responsibility to continue doing what is best for its employees, including ensuring only the best employee experience for their people. Srijit Vijayan, Mondelez Digital Services’ Senior Director People Services Lead for Asia, Middle East, and Africa, highlights “Our approach is highly rooted in our values of loving our consumers and brands. As a people services entity, we aim to provide the right and the best employee experience for our colleagues in Mondelēz International. This includes building a winning growth culture, an inclusive organization, and a people services model built on design thinking and customer centricity.”

These are the experiences that show how culture can make a real difference in a company’s success. When people feel included and celebrated in their workplace, they’re more likely to be productive and engaged, which in turn leads to better business results.

The virtual awards ceremony for the HR Asia Best Companies to Work For in Asia is available in their official YouTube channel.








Jollibee introduces a crispy twist on a creamy classicwith the new Chicken a la King Pie

Filipinos love all things chicken, especially with some crispy and creamy goodness! These are deliciously comforting flavor and texture profiles, but as the food scene continues to evolve, we tend to look for more innovative experiences to satisfy our food cravings.


But what could be better than a delightful twist on something that’s already classic, iconic, and familiar? Jollibee champions this with the Chicken a la King Pie—a whole new and uniquely crispy twist on a creamy classic!


With every bite of this new savory pie, you get a deliciously creamy chicken-based filling all in Jollibee’s signature crispy golden pie crust.


“We are excited to share this new product with our customers as it innovates such a popular flavor—normally offered as a rice dish with chicken and a la King sauce—into a snack that can be enjoyed on the go. Our customers love our savory pies, and this product is a great way to give them the same level of satisfaction through a whole new flavor experience!” said Pam Reyes, Jollibee Assistant Vice President for Core and Complementary Products.


Jollibee’s Chicken a la King Pie will be available in all stores nationwide starting August 2, 2022, for P59 (Solo), P99 (Value Meal with drink), P140 (Super Value Meal with fries and drink), and P175 (Trio). Be sure to get your hands on this uniquely flavorful snack! You can opt to have them safely delivered to you via the Jollibee Delivery App,, #87000, GrabFood, and foodpanda! They are also available via Drive-Thru and Take Out.

For more info and updates on Jollibee products, like Jollibee on Facebook, subscribe to Jollibee Philippines on YouTube, and follow @jollibee on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.

#JollibeePH #JollibeeChickenalaKingPie

Sarabia Optical: A Go-To Optical Brand in Town

Sarabia Optical opened its doors this year, as itcontinuously innovates the field of optometry in the country. The brand started its year with a vision—providing excellent and best-in-class vision care services and products that patients may have not yet experienced before. Sarabia Optical is eager to make people see life clearly, and be the go-to optical brand of every Filipino.

Your Modern Eye Expert

The brand is known to offer tailored-fit services and products to customers who are in need of vision care. Its comprehensive vision exam is unlike other optical businesses, as it is comprised of series of interviews to know the customer’s lifestyle, and analysis to create aproper recommendation to help customers see clearly, and this way of giving vision care to people, it has given Sarabia Optical loyal customers through generation, making the brand the go-to optical brand for their vision care.

House of Premium Brands

Sarabia Optical is a house of multiple designer brands such as Lindberg, Randolph, Mykita and many more, showcasing unique and upscale style in affordable prices, recommended to customers who have different lifestyle.

Pertaining to premium products, Sarabia Optical is also one of the largest retailers of Essilor, the #1 spectacle lenses worldwide, standing to its mission to improve lives by improving sight to people. Its flagship brands are Varilux®, Crizal®, Transitions®, Eyezen™ and Xperio®.You can avail the multi-pair best deal offer this 2022 with your 2nd pair of any Essilor lenses with Crizal at 50% off. Essilor Multi-pair offer is available at any Sarabia Optical Shops nationwiden to find the perfect pair of Essilor lenses suited to your lifestyle needs. Aside from optical lenses, Sarabia Optical also has contact lenses in partnership with Alcon, the global leader in eye care, specifically in contact lenses such as Air Optix, Freshlook, and Dailies.

Dedication to Vision Care

The brand is dedicated to vision care since 1906, showcasing Sarabia Optical’s passion to Optometry. The brand also envisions further expansion around prime locations in Metro Manila. Recently, Sarabia Optical opened its 29th store in Festival Mall to cater more patients, who are in need of extensive vision care.

Celebrate Summer with Salmon HQ

Are you ready to celebrate summer?

If you’re still prepping to have that summer body, Salmon HQ is your best friend. If you’re looking for delicious treats that are good not just for the heart but also for your body, Salmon HQ has everything from pasta to baked sushi and naked salmon cake to offer.

Here are some of their best sellers that you need to try at least once in your life.

Hokkaido Oysters 

Imagine eating oysters that are as big as the palm of your hands? AWESOME right? This is what Hokkaido Oysters are all about. 

Oysters are a rich source of vitamin D, copper, zinc, and manganese. These micronutrients, in combination with calcium, are thought to be key to slowing or even preventing bone loss in older women due to osteoporosis. Additionally, dietary sources of these minerals are thought to be more effective than supplements. Salmon HQ’s Hokkaido Oysters will definitely have you slurping this awesome goodness with the biggest smile on your face. 

Otoro and Chutoro

This is the most desirable part from the inside of the fish’s belly. Because it is the fattiest part of the fish, it practically melts in your mouth. It also lends sashimi a sweeter taste. Because of its rich and highly sought-after nature, otoro can be a bit more expensive than other parts of the fish – but certainly worth every penny.

Chutoro straddles both types of tuna and so it provides both a meaty and a fatty texture for a real celebration in your mouth. Don’t expect to eat a lot of chutoro when enjoying tuna – it makes up such a small amount of the fish that it takes a whole fish to make one chutoro sashimi! This is why it’s a must have!

Sushi Bake or Baked Sushi

A sushi bake is basically a deconstructed sushi roll, with all the elements you love: tangy sushi rice, seasoned crab filling, and spicy mayo to top it off. Salmon HQ makes it better by playing around and adding more to its offering so you’re constantly surprised with the taste. Some of the flavors you need to try are the Crunchy California Maki, Takoyaki, and their ultimate best-seller, the Aburi Scallops Salmon Ebi.

Premium Salmon Cake

Salmon is the only dish that you can eat raw and it’ll be so good you’ll want more. The good thing is that it is good for your body and for your heart. One of the top health benefits of eating salmon, either raw or cooked, is that it is high in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids help the body in several ways, including: Improved brain function. Decreased risk of cardiovascular problems, like heart attack and heart arrhythmia.

So, what are you waiting for? Order yours now via their Salmon HQ Facebook Page or better yet, book them for your next event, Zoom meeting, or celebration. Everyone will definitely love you if you bring food from Salmon HQ.

*photos c/o #SalmonHQ


Bistro Group’s BFF Members get exclusive Valentine treats !

First up, there’s  a 30% discount for dine-in guests on February 14  across all Bistro Group restaurants in over 100 branches nationwide.

For those who’d rather spend memorable moments at home, a 20% discount on delivery service await them through Bistro Delivers via a special promo code exclusive to BFF members from Feb 7-13.  

Imagine this amazing spread of dishes, from Americancomfort food, burgers, ribs, pizzas, pastas, steaks, sushi, dimsum, BBQ meats, paellas and more! 

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They say the way to  a man’s heart is through the stomach.  Or to paraphrase it, the easiest route to make someone smile and feel loved this Valentine season is through delicious, awesome food from The Bistro Group.

BFF members are solely the recipients of these LOVEly offers valid for dine-in, take-out and delivery.  

No BFF? Or not a BFF card member yet?  You can purchase the card at any Bistro Group of Restaurants  branches for only Php 2, 500.  Exclusive perks you can check details here

Follow @thebistrogroup on IG and FB for more details.

Sarabia Optical Is Now Back On Track This Season

Sarabia Optical has launched See the Difference, #SeeLifeClearly to educate the importance of eye health and eyecare for any lifestyle. As Sarabia Optical continuously offers best-in-class products available in the market, the brand is also working its way to expand footprint to certain areas, reaching people who need eyewear for their everyday need.

As people work exhaustively using computers or outside the workplace, it is important to wear the best protective eye care products to prevent eye strain and headachesthat may affect productivity. Offering optical services for more than over a century, Sarabia Optical ensures to help people see life clearly for their specific vision needs, from distance to reading glasses, and even to protection from harmful radiation called blue light. Sarabia Optical also gives customers an extra fashionable impact for their daily life. Complete eyewear from Sarabia Optical assuresdurability and style for its frame along with all the necessary features of graded lenses, with an exclusive free eye consultation. Priding its expertise around the market, the brand also offers wide variety of eyewear products from a normal lens to protective lenses, and contact lens from clear to colored.

Sarabia Optical offers exclusive frames, sunglasses, prescription lenses, and contact lenses that give protectionand overall benefits to its users, promoting complete eyecare protection. Aside from having self-curated choices in store for its customers, the brand also has exclusiveoptical designer brands such as Lindberg, Mykita,Randolph, Gotti and Garrett Leight California Optical. Sarabia Optical also offers premium designer brands such as Gucci, Givenchy, Cartier, Tom Ford and more.

Sarabia Optical is also one of the largest retailers of the best optical lens brand in the world, Essilor. It is a world leader and producer of innovative optical lenses from France for the global market, which continuously developslenses to assure full protection and comfort for its users. Essilor aims to fully protect wearer’s eyes from harmful blue light and UV rays that may cause blurry eyesight, eye strain, and headache. Not only does it give UV protection,Essilor products range in many features with different type of lenses such Transitions for outdoor sunlight protection and Varilux lenses for progressive eyesight wearers.

Sarabia Optical also provides contact lenses from Alcon, an American-Swiss medical company known for highly wearable contact lenses. The brand assures easy use contact lenses that will never sacrifice comfort of the patients. The contact lenses come with many features and levels of breathability, colors and wearing time for maximum comfort. Well-known products of Alcon are Air Optix Hydraglyde, Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus, and Freshlook Illuminate.

Century of Excellence

The first Filipino owned optical since 1906, Sarabia Optical is consistently innovating the optical industry in the Philippines, applying their varied expertise to customerswhile providing best-in-class exclusive products topromote eye care and eye health. Currently, SarabiaOptical has 28 stores around National Capital Region and CALABARZON areas, with a mission to give Filipinos the best quality eyecare products, customer service and overall eye health.

2020 up in flames: Watch Kenny Rogers Roaster’s fitting year-ender

No one will forget 2020—the year that brought about a volcanic eruption, super-typhoons, and a global pandemic which caused everyone to rethink how they should live their lives. Set aside some silver linings, 2020 has proven itself to be universally cruel to the world and has made everyone eager to move forward from it.

But before that, we had the opportunity to let out all our emotions and say our final words about 2020, no holds barred. Last December 29, Kenny Rogers Roasters Philippines took on a bold and crazy move once again by literally roasting 2020—skewering meat shaped like 2020 and setting it on fire—and documenting it on Facebook Live. Everyone figuratively and freely roasted 2020 through the comments.

“2020 was an extreme year, and we each have our own opinions on how it impacted our lives. We were locked down for months, and most of our plans had changed. Roasting 2020 was a platform for everyone to say anything they wanted and to unify the sentiments,” Kenny Rogers Roasters Philippines Marketing Director Lorent Adrias said.

On top of that, those who shared their feelings received a special treat from Kenny’s. “We know that the pandemic isn’t over but we wanted to end this year with a bang, and then move on. After roasting 2020 and all its negativity, we hope that our treat would somewhat help in signaling a better year in 2021,” he added.

Check the following hastags #Roast2020 #KennyRogersPH for posts, shares and stories and if you’ve missed it, watch the 2020 roast here:

Fun for the family: San Remo celebrates World Pasta Month with live cooking demos, limited time family bundles.

It’s that time of the year again when the world pays tribute to one of the most versatile staples in the dinner table—pastas! That’s right, October is World Pasta Month, where every day is pasta day. It is undoubtedly the most beloved food around the globe. 

Locally, pasta is an endearing favorite that has shaped how Filipinos bond. Whether it’s a birthday or a simple dinner, no celebration is complete without a plate of spaghetti on the table.

This year, San Remo is celebrating the family tradition of pastas and reminding us that though some of us may be apart, we are still together through the launch of its World Pasta Month E-Celebration.

Famously known for its variety of high quality durum wheat pastas and different pasta shapes, San Remo promises delectable fun for the family with promos and live cooking demonstrations from renowned chefs, homecooks, and culinary aficionados. Check out recorded session at San Remo Philippines Facebook pageand Instagram account.

World Pasta Month Family Bundle

Continue the celebration at home when you grab a San Remo Family Pasta Pack, Bolognese Sauce, and Tomato and Basil sauce for only Php 299, and gain exclusive access to our online cooking demos. Promo runs from October 1 to November 30 only.

About San Remo

San Remo is a 100% Durum Wheat Semolina pasta brand which offers a wide variety of pasta shapes (20 shapes) and products that make your everyday pasta snacking extra special. They are also the pioneer in making multi-shaped pasta which ranges from long, short, gluten-free, wholemeal, and specialty pastas (Couscous and Risoni).

Mega Global Celebrates the Second National Sardines Day in the Philippines with Mega Bigay Sustansya sa Pasko launch and Mega Manufacturing Plant groundbreaking.

Malasakit is at the heart of Mega Global’s National Sardines Day campaign as they roll-out a nationwide CSR initiative and break ground on their newest manufacturing plant

Manila, Philippines, November 2020 – There is no doubt that sardines is a Filipino staple that has graced millions of dining tables for decades. It is affordable, delicious and it’s good for the body as it’s packed with calcium, omega-3 and vitamin D. Leading sardine company Mega Global Corporation highlights the importance of the humble sardines through its National Sardines Day celebration which started in 2019. In its second year, Mega Global commemorates this day by launching the nationwide Mega Bigay Sustansya sa Pasko Program.

Driven by a culture of malasakit, Mega Global has always strived to uplift the Filipino community by providing only the best products to their consumers and contributing to nation-building efforts. Led by the Mega Tiu Lim Foundation, Mega Global’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm, the company has been giving back to the people and helping those that need it most through various initiatives and programs. This year alone, Mega Global has been taking part in different COVID-19 and disaster relief donation drives in partnership with LGUs, hospitals and other private organizations and has been consistently providing meals to frontliners and underprivileged communities.

Recognizing that malasakit is needed now more than ever, Mega Global decided to celebrate the 2nd National Sardines Day by launching the Mega Bigay Sustansya saPasko CSR program that aims to feed 100,000 nutritious meals to Filipino families and communities all over the country, and building their Mega Manufacturing Plant to help drive economic growth and create over 1,000 jobs.

“The culture of malasakit is deeply embedded in our company, and it is second nature for us to step in when and where we can,” says William Tiu Lim. “That’s why we wanted this year’s National Sardines Day to be more meaningful by scaling up our CSR program to reach more Filipinos and breaking ground on our newest manufacturing plant which will be fully operational by February 2022.”

Mega Global invested over PHP 1 billion to build its second manufacturing plant in order to meet the growing demand for its canned goods both in Luzon and abroad and to help boost the nation’s economy amidst the pandemic. Located in Sto. Tomas Batangas, this state-of-the-art, multi-line food manufacturing facility will implement Mega Global’s meticulous and sustainable practices in all its operations and will run on energy-efficient light source to minimize its carbon footprint. 

Improving Everyday Lives

As a company that not only provides Mega Sardines but other well-loved products like Mega Tuna, Mega Creations and Mega Prime, Mega Global has always been focused on health and nutrition. 

With every product it makes, they hope to provide the Filipino people with food that not only tastes good, but is also able to provide them with the nutrients they need everyday. 

The Mega Bigay Sustansya sa Pasko Program is another step towards Mega Global’s goal of improving the health and nutrition of their fellow Filipinos. Led by their Mega Tiu Lim Foundation in partnership with Reach Out Feed Philippines (ROFP) and Nutrition Center of the Philippines, (NCP), this initiative is a 30-day meal planning and distribution program that aims to feed over 100,000 Filipino families nationwide before the year ends. Seeing how their Covid-19 response program last April was able to positively impact the lives of those they served, the company wanted to extend this to more communities in need and to make the holiday season special for everyone despite the pandemic.

Mega Pasko sa Puso ng Pilipino

For Mega Global, National Sardines Day has gone beyond simply appreciating sardines and its importance in our pantry and on our tables. National Sardines Day has become a way for them to continue their mission in uplifting the lives of the Filipinos and at the same time, pushing for the importance of proper nutrition for everyone.   

That is why Mega Global is inviting everyone to join the culmination of the 2nd National Sardines Day on November 24. They will be hosting an online celebration on their Facebook page so that everyone can celebrate and share their love for sardines together. Leading the event is Mega Sardines’ brand ambassador Piolo Pascual together with key personalities and influencers, who will talk about the importance of nutrition in the family and their love for this Filipino food staple. Everyone is welcome to join the fun!

An Invitation to Help

Mega Global is also encouraging Filipinos to take part in this year’s Mega Bigay Sustansya sa Pasko Program. Through the participation of its consumers, Mega Global will be able to reach more people and to impact more lives. For every purchase of any National Sardines Day Bundle in the Mega Online Store, Official Mega Global Stores in Shopee and Lazada, 100 pesos will be donated to the ROFP beneficiaries. 

“We will always work hard to improve the lives of Filipinos, whether it’s through providing quality and nutritious canned goods, providing jobs, or through the company’s CSR initiatives. We believe that if we all work together, whether you’re working inside the company or just a regular consumer, we will be able to make a difference in the lives of those around us” shares Tiu Lim.

For more information on National Sardines Day and Mega Bigay Sustansya sa Pasko Program, visit Mega Sardines’ social media page –