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Nationwide Baristas’ Quest invades Cebu!

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Baristas and coffee enthusiasts across the Visayas are in for a thrill as Baristas’ Quest conquers Cebu City in the next leg of Baristas’ Quest—with the brewing competition.

Participants from Cebu City and neighboring towns joined in this brewing competition at the Tightrope Coffee located at Pres. Quezon Street, Cebu City.

Michael Harris Conlin, President and CEO, of Henry & Sons Trading and Manufacturing Company, Inc., who is also the 2019 Philippine National Barista Champion and the 2019 World Barista Championship Semi-Finalist, leads the Baristas’ Quest campaign.

Baristas’ Quest is a month-long campaign of competitions created to empower and promote camaraderie amongst Filipino baristas and coffee enthusiasts, and to showcase their skills in making coffee. Succeeding legs of the competition took place in Davao and Baguio City.

John Rey Plaza of 4th Street Café emerged as champion in the Quest Coffee Triangulation Competition in Davao City, while Leandro Lamis of Figaro Baguio won in the Coffee + Art: Latte Art Throwdown in Baguio City.

The champions of these competitions will get the chance to represent his or her region by getting a competitor sponsorship package for the National Coffee Championships, a travel allowance and accommodation to the Philippine National Barista Assembly happening on September 20 at the SMX Convention Center Aura, and a Comandante Grinder! These events are co-sponsored by the venue partners.

To know more about Barista Quest visit www.facebook.com/baristasquest/ or contact Tony Dy at 0917.153.1188.


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Laundry Business: How to Guarantee Success

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Whirlpool – Maytag Commercial Laundry

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Whirlpool – Maytag Commercial Laundry

Laundromats have been in existence since the 1930s in the United States: a row of fully automated self-service machines where people brought their own detergent and waited for their laundry to finish.

In the Philippines, laundromats only started becoming popular in the late ’90s and these were full service in nature. People came in and dropped off their laundry and picked them up at a later time, already packed and folded. But a few years back, we started seeing the growth of self-service laundry shops and these have become so popular that you can now see one in every corner of the neighborhood.

The proven advantages of the laundry business consistently make this industry a solid business choice. Experts say that the combination of flexibility and high demand appeals to aspiring entrepreneurs since these factors raise the probability of success. Besides this, it is also an advantage that laundry shops are recession-resistant as clean clothes are considered a basic necessity. Unlike other industries, the targeted customers are not restricted to certain age groups; everyone needs clean clothes so everyone is a potential customer.

As a cash business, there are minimized struggles with accounts receivables and low capital investments can even bring high rates of return. Where else do you have the possibility of earning back a one million investment in just 18 months? And where else can you operate a shop where your customers do their own work?

However, we must remember that success only comes with choosing the right equipment. Durability and dependability are a must before making decisions. And with Whirlpool-Maytag Commercial Laundry, these are not just words but commitments to their partners and customers. This is why more than 1500 laundromats in the country have chosen the brand as their partner in the laundry industry.

Whirlpool-Maytag offers an extended line of commercial and industrial laundry equipment such as washers, dryers, and stackable units for you to select from that offer reliable performance and high-energy savings. They are equipped with an Inverter Drive Technology that ensures energy efficiency and high extraction speeds which lessens the wear and tear on its components. These models also have advanced software that tracks payments, wash cycles, and settings so both the customers and owners can relax without worrying about their security.

You can rely on Whirlpool-Maytag Commercial Laundry to work with you in determining the right solutions for your needs. From equipment selection and installation, you’ll have the knowledge and experience of an industry leader behind you through the business seminars they offer nationwide. You can profit from both our legendary reliability, and the ongoing support of the world’s #1 preferred laundry brand.

Laundry Business Whirlpool

Filipinos trust Whirlpool-Maytag Commercial Laundry to make their lives easier and their businesses more profitable. It’s that trust in the Whirlpool-Maytag brand that has helped build customer loyalty year after year because you can guarantee that you have a brand that’s ready to support you every step of the way.

The laundry industry has a lot of untapped potential waiting to be discovered. Should you decide to start your own laundry business, Whirlpool-Maytag Commercial Laundry is ready to help you get started. To schedule a consultation, you may contact Ms. Windy Punzalan at (0917) 8236285 or at mpunzalan@exatech.com.ph.

For more information, you can drop by their showrooms located in Quezon City, Cebu, Davao, IloIlo, and Bacolod, or visit their website at www.whirlpoolmaytag.com.ph.


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6 Perks of Being a Toddler’s Mom

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Being a toddler’s mom for the first time is stressful. Don’t even say otherwise, because it is!

But, setting aside the stress, those sleepless nights, after all the hard work you do every day, having a child brings joy and unexplainable happiness in any parent’s life.

Today, I listed 6 perks that I get to enjoy as a mom despite ranting about my toddler’s actions every day.

1. If you are afraid to be alone, don’t worry, YOU WILL NEVER BE ALONE!

2. You’ll get lots of hugs and kisses — unlimited, even if you don’t ask for it. Prepare a tissue or a cloth for the saliva though. 😂😂

Baby Kissing Mom

3. You get to have snacks all the time, don’t mind if it’s your child’s leftovers.

Leftover Snacks

4. You get to exercise while cleaning your child’s stuff. Hey, multitasking!

Messy House

5. Out of tune? Don’t worry, your child will appreciate any nursery rhyme that you will sing. Hey, you get to practice your vocal cords too! Our favorite at the moment is Clean Up Song by CoCoMelon. — No preview of me singing, sorry! 😂😂

6. Can’t sleep? Insomnia? Oh mom, just think of your day tomorrow and gaze at your child’s face. And you’ll fall asleep in no time, tomorrow will be another day (you know what I mean!) 😂😂

Sleeping toddler

I LOVE MY CHILD, I would just like to share the positive side of every rant that I make in this journey of mamahood. If you are offended in any way, I apologize.

Are you a mom too, can you relate? 😊 Can you share something similar about your toddler too? Comment down below and I’ll add it up to the list. Thank you for reading! 😊


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Philippine Wacoal Holds Interactive Exhibit that Uplifts and Celebrates Women

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Manila, Philippines – Philippine Wacoal Corporation has been a significant part of the daily lives of Filipinas here and across the globe for 30 years now. To celebrate this milestone, Wacoal recently held a five-day interactive exhibit last June 26-30 at the Level 3 of SM Makati where they also launched their latest campaign called “Wacoal’s Women of the World“.

In line with their anniversary theme “Uplifting Women for 30 Years”, the brand exhibited remarkable stories of 30 women from different fields, such as social entrepreneurship, aviation, art, management, publishing, public speaking, content creation, and personal branding among others.

Right on the spotlight of the exhibit were the portraits of 30 multi-hyphenate women, as well as their stories of hardwork and success. Some of them led talks on their personal journey, and how each and every one can make their mark, too. This embodies the company’s persistence in helping more and more ladies realize their significance and excellence no matter where they are, no matter what lifestyle they have chosen to live and pursue. Part of the campaign’s amazing roster of individuals include sports broadcaster and enthusiast Dyan Castillejo, advocate of renewable energy Ruth Yu Owen, campaigner of strong social responsibility and designer Zarah Juan, and visual artist Celeste Lecaroz.

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“From the products that we offer, to the advocacies we promote, our brand guarantees that every single Filipina realizes their beauty and worth,” Ann Christine Palisoc, president of Philippine Wacoal Corporation, said. Such empowering campaign direction — highlighting the transition from challenges to achievements — not only mirrors who the company stands for, but how it has also reached its current stature in the intimate apparel industry. “When we started, it was a real struggle with the department stores who expected us to offer discounts. But through constant communication, they began to understand our brand values. The superior quality of the products spoke for themselves and today, the department stores have become valuable business partners with relationships based on trust,” shared Palisoc.

Aside from moving stories and engaging discussions, each day of the interactive exhibit was packed with activities and concepts that further show the company’s value for freedom – freedom to explore, move, and have fun. The venue also featured travel-inspired photo booths that made guests feel like they have traveled to top international destinations where Wacoal has established its presence. Guests posed in front of Eiffel Tower of Paris, New York’s Statue of Liberty, as well as the Cherry Blossoms of Japan – right at the exhibit. The setup comes in 3D effect, with real elements like park benches, boats, and even a Sakura tree to mimic that ideal travel photo.

Wacoal Exhibit

Event-goers unleashed their creativity with the Create Your Own Power Frame, which allowed them to become the cover model of their own magazine. Other exciting activities also include glitter tattoo, tarot card reading, and of course, participants also tried on different Wacoal items at the venue. Aside from the June 26 to 30 exhibit, the company also held a dinner gala last June 4 to recognize the notable people behind the brand’s success in the country.

It also showcased their accomplishments and bigger plans in the following years to come. “Our focus is to grow the boutique business and further elevate the brand image by providing more exciting premium product lines and even better customer service. Better customer service means improving one’s total experience, from better facilities offering more comfort and privacy to better communication with our beauty advisers,” said Palisoc.

One can expect Philippine Wacoal Corporation to continue to offer high quality functional and comfortable products but in addition to this, even more premium products featuring elegance and comfort while consistently enhancing the beauty of the woman’s body. You can also watch out for more exciting new product lines including lingerie, men’s underwear, and more active-wear for women.

For more information about Philippine Wacoal Corporation, like and follow them on Facebook @PhilippineWacoalCorp and Instagram @wacoalph. To know more about the stories of the 30 Women of the World, visit wacoalwomen.com.

#WomenOftheWorld #WacoalAt30 #WacoalPH #WacoalsWomenoftheWorld


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Zilingo Dishes Out July Trends Perfect for the Rainy Season

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This month, leading online fashion platform Zilingo, jazzes up their wardrobe staple with a cool new vibe.

For this collection, Zilingo played with fabrics using bold and fresh colorways, and infused touches of mustard, lime and blush to match their primary palette of blues, reds, and whites.

The brand answers the call of the rainy season with pullovers, bomber jackets, windbreakers and hoodies paired with relaxed trousers and denim, offering the perfect ensemble for any time of the day.

Zilingo Model

“These pieces are perfect for the erratic weather of the Philippines, and we hope to provide our customers with fashion essentials that marry style and comfort,” says Edryan Lorenzo, PR and Influencer Marketing Manager, Zilingo Philippines.

Recognizing the continuous growth and potential of the online retail market, and the need to constantly provide its customers with new and exciting options, Zilingo aims to showcase a unique shopping experience to its customers and enable brands to expand their reach to fashion enthusiasts across the region.

“Aside from trendy pieces to match the season, customers can look forward to great discounts of up to 80% off on selected items. They can also get their hands on this season’s hot picks anytime and anywhere via Zilingo’s website and app, and have them delivered to their doorstep at no extra charge, with multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery. Access to fashion has never been easier,” says Ryza Dipatuan-Razo, Marketing Director, Zilingo Philippines.

Zilingo Model

ABOUT ZILINGO

Zilingo is an commerce platform that is making the fashion and beauty supply chain more efficient through technology. With over 50,000 merchants on the platform, Zilingo connects businesses across the entire supply chain and empowers them with everything they need to run a business – from design, product development, fabric procurement, manufacturing, cataloguing, marketing, inventory management, distribution, billing, customer service, working capital & trend forecasting. With over four million product listings on Zilingo.com, users can effortlessly shop from a selection of indie labels, local designers, international and celebrity brands – all in one place. Founded by Ankiti Bose and Dhruv Kapoor in 2015, the company has offices in 8 cities globally with over 500 staff covering 20 different nationalities.

Zilingo is available for download for free on the App Store and Google Play across Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.

For more information, please visit www.zilingo.com


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