December 5, 2021

‘No Transferring’ for Health, Wellness Kuya Kim Atienza shares long-time secret to Live More, Do More in Life

For years, he has been known for so many things—a versatile host, a weatherman, and the country’s favorite “Kuya,” who always has exciting stories and trivia to tell. 


Indeed, Kim “Kuya Kim” Atienza has become a household name and one of the most iconic televisions and new media personalities in the country. His career flourishes as he embraces a new chapter and joins GMA Network’s News and Public Affairs.  

  

But aside from being a well-known personality, he is also a triathlete and a health and wellness advocate. He recently renewed his contract with Santé, a premier natural, and organic health and wellness product and services provider.  

  

“It’s been 12 years since I’ve been with the company as their face and spokesperson in social media, TV, and other platforms. In those years, Santé has also been a part of my life and family. Whatever network I’m in, the one constant thing in my life would be Santé, and I will always be with Santé. I look forward to more years of this partnership,” he said. 

  

Kuya Kim added that he considers it an honor to represent Santé as he shares the same commitment of encouraging people to lead better lives. “I was with them when the company was starting. Now that the company has grown and become successful, and I’m still a part of them, it creates a strong emotional attachment,” he said.  

  

‘A Wake-Up Call’ 

Kuya Kim’s passion for advocating health and wellness started after he suffered from a stroke in 2010. At that time, he was afraid of it happening again. That is why it gave him a wake-up call to lead a better and healthier lifestyle. In 2013, however, he was diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder called Guillain-Barré Syndrome, causing him to be paralyzed and lose some of his reflexes.  

  

After recovering and regaining his full strength, Kuya Kim realized that he needed to strengthen his immune system to avoid being immunocompromised. He said that taking Santé products, especially Santé Barley, after learning its health benefits, helped him not only recover from illness, but it’s his secret in maintaining a healthier lifestyle to live more and do more. 

  

“For athletes like me, our immune system can get very low, especially if the training is strenuous. I fell sick a couple of times in the past since I was immunocompromised. Now, as I lead a healthy lifestyle, it is important for me that my immune system is strengthened – something that Santé Barley has helped me with,” he explained. 

  

‘Helping Boost the Immune System’ 

 Santé Barley, the company’s flagship product, is an effective antioxidant composed of pure organic barley grass. It consists of rich vitamins and minerals that detoxify the body and aid digestive health.  

  

A glass of Santé Barley fortifies the body with zinc, calcium, magnesium, iron, B-vitamins, Vitamin C, Chlorophyll, and carotenoids, which are essential for giving the immune system an extra boost, especially amid the new normal. The healthy goodness of Santé Barley is certified organic by New Zealand’s renowned organic produce and products organization, BioGro.  

  

“Coupled with good exercise and diet, the more we drink Santé Barley, the better we can help strengthen our immune system, especially in this new normal,” Kuya Kim remarked. 

  

Meanwhile, Joey Marcelo, CEO of Santé, expressed his excitement for Kuya Kim’s new endeavors and emphasized his importance to Santé as he embodies what the brand truly represents. 

  

“We are extremely pleased to forge stronger ties with him as he renews his contract with us. As our brand ambassador, we hope that he will be the extension of our company by serving as a channel in helping people lead comfortable and healthy lives,” Marcelo added. 

Santé is one of the fastest-growing distribution and direct selling companies globally. The company is known for developing a comprehensive selection of everyday barley-based products designed to improve people’s quality of life to live more and do more. 

  

To learn more about Santé, visit its website at santebarley.com

realme C25Y, first C-Series smartphone with 50MP AI Camera, launched in the PH

realme, the country’s no. 1 smartphone brand for three consecutive quarters this 2021, recently launched the latest addition to its widely successful C-Series lineup, the realme C25Y.
As the first C-Series model to pack a 50MP AI Camera among many other features, the realme C25Y is set to become the biggest entry-level contender designed to cater to the modern lifestyles of Filipinos. This device comes as a follow-up to the top-selling realme C25s launched back in June.

With the realme C25Y, users can have a better content creation experience with its 50MP AI Triple Camera system consisting of a 50MP primary module, a macro lens, and a B&W lens. The 50MP Mode levels up mobile photography by enabling users to capture pictures more vividly in large pixels of up to 8160x6144. At the same time, the camera department supports AI Beauty Function, HDR Mode, Panoramic View Mode, Portrait Mode, and many other features and filters to enable content creators to expand their creativity further.

In addition, the realme C25Y is equipped with a 5000 mAh Mega Battery that can last 48 days in standby mode, and 18W Quick Charge to guarantee long-time usage. It also supports other battery optimization features such as Super Power Saving Mode to effectively prolong its battery by prioritizing the user’s six most common apps, Screen Battery Optimization to increase the smartphone's endurance by lowering some display effects, and Sleep Standby Optimization to save power by instructing the phone to run on lower power when users are asleep.

Other features of the realme C25Y include a powerful octa-core processor that clocks up to 1.8GHz, a 6.5” Mini Drop display for a smooth and immersive visual experience, and ultra-fast fingerprint unlocking and facial recognition to protect users’ privacy with convenience.

Similar to the realme C25s, the realme C25Y also obtained a TÜV Rheinland Smartphone High Reliability Certification, having passed 23 major tests, including ten (10) daily-use test scenarios, extreme environment tests, and component reliability tests. This assures users that the realme C25Y has excellent quality and reliability comparable to flagship models.

With all these features and more, the realme C25Y becomes an all-rounder smartphone that delivers excellent performance at an affordable price. Coming in two colors: Glacier Blue and Metal Grey, the realme C25Y is now available in more than 500 realme stores and over 4,000 partner dealers nationwide. The 4GB+64GB variant retails for P7,990, while the 4GB+128GB variant retails for P8,990.

Those who purchase the realme C25Y or any realme device with a minimum worth of P5,000 until January 2, 2022 at any realme flagship store, or authorized partner dealer will earn an e-raffle ticket for the #realmeWithYou Christmas Raffle Promo. Get the chance to WIN realme TechLife prizes, and the all-new Mitsubishi Mirage G4. To register and check the complete mechanics, visit https://bit.ly/realmeWithYouRegister.

For more info and updates on the realme C25Y, follow realme on Facebook at facebook.com/realmePhilippines, @realme_PH on Twitter, and @realmephilippines on Instagram.

Globe empowers employees and customers to create a #GlobeOfGood this Int’l Volunteer Day


Volunteerism has been a key part of Globe’s corporate culture
through its various employee engagement programs. In contributing to nation-building, the company is encouraging its employees and customers to actively support community engagement programs this International Volunteer Day (IVD).

IVD, as mandated by the United Nations General Assembly, is an annual celebration marked every December 5 and is viewed as a chance for volunteers and organizations to share knowledge and promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities, and the private sector.

Globe embeds the spirit of bayanihan or “civic unity and cooperation” in its corporate culture through the Volunteer Time-Off (VTO) program - a benefit that allows employees to volunteer at least once a year in their chosen advocacy or community.

Chief Sustainability Officer and SVP for Corporate Communications Yoly Crisanto said, “At Globe, we create ways to enable employees and customers to contribute to the greater good. Just like how our kababayans supported each other this year through the community pantries, we too, are ready to support nation-building together with our Ka-Globe.”

The company has opened numerous channels for its employees and stakeholders to share their time, talents, and resources. At the onset of the pandemic, Globe pivoted efforts by promoting digital volunteerism through fundraising using digital platforms such as GCash and Globe Rewards.

Currently, Globe is holding another internal fundraising campaign called The Purpose Tree, which supports hunger alleviation and livelihood initiatives of the Ayala Foundation and its partners under the #BrigadangAyala: Ka-Akay Program. The program aims to assist 10,000 families of displaced workers in the National Capital Region.

Globe is also extending volunteering opportunities to their customers. This December, the #ForFutureHeroes program is opening up a new avenue of donation through Globe Rewards via the new GlobeOne app. With this, Globe Platinum hopes to expand its reach to other education-focused advocacies such as the Ayala Foundation, Teach for the Philippines, and the Hero Foundation.

Since 2020, customers have been actively supporting Filipino students within the program -- matching their participation and purchases from select Globe Platinum initiatives with equivalent DepEd-approved school kits through donations to World Vision.

Globe and TM customers can donate their Rewards points to various advocacies through the new GlobeOne app. All they have to do is visit the Rewards section on the app, click “DONATE,” and choose the organization and corresponding denomination they want to support with the “REDEEM” button. A confirmation message will be sent by 4438 upon successful donation.

The company strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 9, highlighting the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. It is committed to upholding the UN Global Compact principles and contributing to 10 UN SDGs.

For more information about Globe, visit www.globe.com.ph.

Enjoy Hassle-Free Holiday Shopping with these Exclusive Branded Gift Sets at Shopee's Holi-deals Gift Guide

From gadgets to personal care, discover gift sets for everyone on your Christmas list

Finding the perfect gift can be daunting. If you’re having difficulty choosing the best presents, why not try getting them a gift set instead? Gift sets allow us to give our loved ones meaningful presents with multiple products that revolve around their interests, making it feel more special and well-thought-out.

Whether they’re into gadgets, skincare, fitness, or food, Shopee has gift sets that cater to everyone on your Christmas list. These items are available at amazing prices until December 15! For branded gift sets that won’t break the bank, check out Shopee’s Holi-deals Gift Guide:


Your WFH colleagues will put the Goojodoq iPad Case, Keyboard, & Mouse to good use. The waterproof and shockproof leather case protects devices from bumps and falls, while the Bluetooth keyboard and mouse make it easier to type and multitask.


Remind all your outdoorsy pals to stay safe on the road with LUEASPY Mountain Bike Helmet. The padded design enhances comfort and sweat wickings, and its large front air inlet improves airflow and keeps the head cool. This helmet, which also comes with matching sunglasses and a protective scarf, is available for only less than ₱1,000.
This Bio-Science Holy Grail Mini Set makes the perfect gift for skincare newbies looking to build their daily routine. These products, specially formulated for Asian skin, are infused with nourishing ingredients such as Vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid to lend a healthy glow and combat premature aging.

Give the gift of a radiant glow with this Maxi-Peel Exfoliant Fluid Set. This exfoliant penetrates every layer of the skin, helping to eliminate pimples, blackheads, and other blemishes, minus the redness and peeling.

Anyone on your Christmas list would love this jam-packed hamper! RFM Christmas Gift Box contains goodies for noche buena and more, with spaghetti, tomato sauce, elbow macaroni, milk, and champorado mix for just ₱320.

The Face Republic Colors of Bloom set is a must-have for fresh and natural everyday makeup. Makeup lovers can complete their look with the BB cream, sun tint, lip tint, makeup remover, and compact mirror.
For the foodie who misses traveling, put a creative spin on the classic Christmas basket with this Grocery Package and treat them to flavors from all over the world! This Christmas Grocery Package offers a spread of Indonesian, Indian, and Thai flavors such as mi goreng, kecap manis, tandoori tikka, and kaang kiew wan.
This stunning Opal Dinner Set and Dish Rack is the perfect gift for home decor enthusiasts and newlyweds moving to their starter home. These thin and lightweight plates, made of tempered opal glass, are dishwasher- and microwave-safe. Their decorative patterns make them perfect for intimate holiday celebrations or dinner dates.

Fitness buffs can keep themselves toned with Progress Training Set. This all-in-one multifunctional 40kg set can be used in four different ways, depending on your workout and target muscle group: dumbbell, barbell, kettlebell, and push-up stand.

Discover more Christmas gifts at https://shopee.ph/m/holideals-gift-guide.

Looking for more ways to stretch your holiday shopping budget? Use ShopeePay, Shopee’s all-in-one e-wallet, to get daily free shipping and cashback vouchers for your purchases. If you don’t know what to give your loved ones, why not pay for their next Shopee purchase? With ShopeePay, you can send money to any ShopeePay user for free, and personalize your transfers with a themed virtual card!

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If you need to stock up on groceries or have a much needed food-trip, get big savings when you avail ShopeePay ₱1 Deals via ‘Deals Near Me’ on the Shopee app. Redeem your discounts by paying with ShopeePay at partner merchants such as Potato Corner, Puregold, Bonchon, Papa John’s, Familymart, The Generic Pharmacy, Shawarma Shack, Tapa King, Plains & Prints, Timex, and Watch Republic.

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Make sure to activate and cash in your ShopeePay Wallet to avail of these exclusive deals and more! Now, you can also enjoy free cash-ins and bank transfers with ShopeePay via InstaPay; get up to ₱25 cashback on your InstaPay fee when you cash in. Buy Load Pay Bills, and Scan to Pay with ShopeePay for a rewarding cashless experience!

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December 4, 2021

Withdrawing Cash Now Possible at 1,000 7-Eleven Stores

PSC in partnership with Seven Bank Ltd. of Japan, installs additional ATMs at 7-Eleven stores in NCR and major areas in Southern Luzon, making convenient cash transactions possible for more customers.

Withdrawing cash is now more convenient than ever as 7-Eleven has expanded its ATM network to a total of 1,000 stores in Metro Manila, Cavite, and Laguna. The presence of these additional ATMs allows more people to access their cash safely, conveniently, 24/7. Customers need not line up at the overcrowded bank and mall ATMs, especially with the release of 13th-month pay and year-end bonuses this holiday season.

“Installing ATMs in more stores is one of the key pillars of our Convenience Plus strategy. Convenience Plus has been our approach to meeting more customer needs since the start of this pandemic. Our stores now offer not only a wider assortment of merchandise, but we are also leveraging our store network to offer bills payments, e-wallet cash-ins, and other financial services to serve our communities better,” said Mr. Jose Victor Paterno, President and CEO, Philippine Seven Corporation (PSC).

By the end of this year, PSC, in partnership with Pito AxM Platform, Inc. (PAPI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seven Bank Ltd. of Japan, shall have its ATMs activated in 1,200 7-Eleven stores in NCR and major markets in Luzon. By the end of 2022, the cash-recycler ATMs will be available in the cities of Cebu, CDO and Davao allowing the alliance of the two companies to increase its presence in the underserved segments of the market.

“The ATMs provide an innovative solution to the cash management requirements of our 7-Eleven stores. The sales are deposited by our store operators and the ATMs “recycle” the cash to fund withdrawals of the customers of the different banks. This also creates a lot of value to the individual bank account owners because of the convenience of having ATMs available 24/7 in a safe and secured location,” said Mr. Lawrence De Leon, PSC Head of Finance.

Mr. Tsuneo Nagashima, Chairman of PAPI stated “We are very grateful to PSC and our many other partners for their support in reaching this milestone of 1,000 ATMs installed. Yet this is just the beginning. We look forward to delivering the safety and convenience of our ATM service in many more 7-Eleven stores as we grow the install base.”
(Left to right:) Raffy La’O - Corporate Secretary and Governance Group Head, PAPI ; Fiel Turla - Terminal Deployment Unit Head, PAPI ; Grace Seludo - ATM Operations Group Head, PAPI ; Bel Bele - Internal Processing Group Head, PAPI ; Jose V. Paterno - President and CEO, PSC ; Richard Lee - Chief Operating Officer, PSC; Jackie Lai - Marketing Director, PSC ; (back) Leo Liu - Treasurer and CFO, PSC; (front) Liwayway Fernandez - Operations Director, PSC; (front) Atty. Evelyn Sadsad-Enriquez - Corporate Secretary;  (back) Vince Dela Cruz - Marketing Communications Division Head, PSC ;(back) Francis Medina - Special Projects Head, PSC ; Lawrence De Leon - Finance and Accounting Services Division Head, PSC ; Robert Tseng - Corporate Planning Head

Mr. Masanori Sakaguchi, President of PAPI mentioned “The more we install ATMs, the higher the expectations of our customers grow. We are committed to working hard every single day together with our partners including PSC to continuously improve our ATM services for better customer experiences. Together we can.”

For more information on where to find the ATMs, please visit https://www.7-eleven.com.ph/whatsnew/atms-in-7eleven-list-of-stores/.


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