How WalterMart helps Marian Rivera-Dantes during the quarantine

Just like the rest of us, Marian Rivera-Dantes is also working double-time at home to keep her family busy and comfortable during the quarantine.

These days, the mom of 4-year-old daughter Zia and 1-year-old son Ziggy is keeping busy with finding activities for her kids to do at home. From home-studying to doing fun arts and craft activities, Marian is exploring a whole new world of possibilities for her family.

At the same time, she remains hands-on with planning and preparing food for her family. “Iyon ang pinakamahalaga na maihain ko sa kanila kung ano ang dapat at ligtas para sa kanila,” says the health-conscious mom.

She makes sure to get fresh ingredients and to complete her grocery list at WalterMart. With the ECQ still in effect, WalterMart Supermarket’s delivery service is a big help for “WalterMoms” like Marian.

WalterMart’s hassle-free grocery shopping experience is accessible through the WalterMart Delivery Service at You no longer need to worry about the risks of going outside the house to buy your groceries and other essentials.

For those who still wish to visit the supermarket, rest assured that WalterMart implements the 4S Program (Screening, Sanitation, Social Distancing, and Service) across all WalterMart Community Malls to ensure the well-being and safety of the families and communities it serves amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Marian’s Mothers’ Day greeting

Aside from mommy duties, she is also sharing her blessings with others by giving support to COVID response frontliners and organizing donation drives for the displaced. She also keeps on inspiring and encouraging fans and fellow moms to stay strong amidst the challenging situation we are all currently in.

Truly, Marian has become a model mom for all, and she owes it to the two amazing women who molded her to become the person she is today.

In a recent Mother’s Day-themed Instagram post, Marian shared her personal story about her “two moms.” First, her lola, whom she fondly calls Nanay, after her parents separated when she was two. Marian says it was her Nanay, whom she considers the heart of the home (puso ng tahanan), who taught her that she can surpass anything through determination, faith in God, believing in oneself, and through the help of people who love you. For Marian, these are the very values that have contributed to her success.

And then, there is also her mother, who she became close to later in her life and she now considers her best friend.

This Mother’s Day, Marian thanks all moms for taking care of and loving their families. While she feels sad about the current situation, she feels it is important that “we stay strong together,
stay in touch, and inspire each other.”

Kung may kapitbahay na nagtutulungan sa oras ng kagipitan, tayo namang mga mommy ay magkakapit-nanay,” she suggests.

This Mother’s Month, Marian gives a special salute to our Kapit-nanay frontliners: the doctors, nurses, police, military, government workers, food and grocery workers, OFWs, and all essential workers. She believes that together, “Kaya natin ito dahil magtutulungan tayo. Mabuhay ang mga #KapitNanay.”

SM Supermalls adjust schedule for Holy Week amid ECQ

In observance of the Holy Week and the ongoing Enhanced Community Quarantine enforced by the national government to curb the spread of COVID-19, SM Supermalls is adjusting its operation schedules this week.

On April 9, Maundy Thursday, all SM Supermalls will be CLOSED the whole day, including all SM Markets establishments: Supermarket, Hypermart, and Savemore.

Meanwhile, on April 10, Good Friday, all SM Supermalls will be closed except for the following:

SM Hypermarket

Open on April 10 (Friday) from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM at SM Cherry Congressional, SMDC Light Mall, SM Hypermarket Lapu-Lapu, SM City BicutanSM City FairviewSM City ClarkSM City MarilaoSM Center MuntinlupaSM City North EDSASM Mall of Asia, SM Center Las Piñas, SM Center PasigSM City RosalesSM City SucatSM City TaytaySM City Valenzuela, SMDC Sun Residences

SM Supermarket

Open on April 10 (Friday) from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM at SM Cherry Antipolo, MAAX, SM City Bacoor, SM City Dasmariñas, SM Center ImusSM City LegazpiSM City MasinagSM City Olongapo CentralSM City PampangaSM City RosarioSM City San Fernando DowntownSM City San Jose Del MonteSM City Telabastagan, and SM City Tarlac.

Open from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM at SM Cherry ShawSM Aura PremierSM City BacolodSM City CebuSM City DavaoSM City FairviewSM City ManilaSM City Cagayan De OroSM City ConsolacionSM Lanang PremierSM City San MateoSM MegamallSM City MarikinaSM City North EDSASM City NovalichesSM Center SangandaanSM City San LazaroSM SouthmallSM City Masinagand SM City Sta. Mesa.

And open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at SM City BaguioSM City CalambaSM City LipaSM City Santa Rosa.


Open on April 10 (Friday) from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM at SM City Telabastagan.

And from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at SM Savemore Apalit.

Regular ECQ schedule

SM Supermalls, including all SM Markets and other tenants offering necessities, will continue to observe its ECQ operations schedule from April 6 to 8 (Monday to Wednesday) and will resume on April 11 (Saturday).

For more information about SM Supermalls’ ECQ schedule, click here.

Get free Auro Chocolates at The Body Shop this love month

Love is free at The Body Shop this month!

As the world celebrates the Valentine Season, The Body Shop is offering a unique gift package that will definitely leave a mark.

This February, customers who purchase the British Rose Eau de Toilette or White Musk Eau de Toilette at any The Body Shop store, can get a free Auro 55% Dark Chocolate.

Prices are as follows:
– British Rose Eau de Toilette 100ml – PHP 995 + Free Auro Chocolate
– White Musk Eau de Toilette 60ml – PHP 1,595 + Free Auro Chocolate
– White Musk Eau de Toilette 30ml – PHP1,295 + Free Auro Chocolate

Offer is valid until supplies last so if you haven’t gotten your special someone a Valentine’s Day gift yet (or if you just want to show your love a little more), head to the nearest The Body Shop branch now.

Share the love with Valentine gifts from The SM Store

Valentine’s Day is not just for lovers and couples, it’s for everyone!

At The SM Store, you can find endless gift ideas other than chocolates and flowers for everyone you love. Be practical on Valentine’s Day and give gifts that will definitely be appreciated.

For him, there’s is a huge selection of laid back luxe pieces from watches to shoes and weekend warrior backpacks.

Left: Travel Basic Quill Backpack, Ralph Lauren Polo Eau de Parfum, Kenneth Cole Transparency Silver Watch, SM Accessories Blue Tracker Watch, and Sprint Quavo Basketball Shoes.
Right: Calvin Klein CK One Eau de Toilette, SM Accessories Bucket Hat, Sunnies Studio Sunglasses, Kenneth Cole Classic Watch, SM Accessories Belt Bag, and Givenchy Gentleman Only Eau de Toilette. 

For her, you can choose from a wide array of jewelry, accessories, shoes, and bags.

There’s also tons of beauty essentials from makeup to skin care and fragrances that she will definitely love. Check out The SM Store Real Beauty catalogue filled with great gift ideas in-store this Valentine. Don’t forget to claim the voucher inside so you can get a special discount on your next visit to the store.

Shop at The SM Store today and share the love this Valentine with everyone you loveFollow The SM Store on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for more updates.

Lazada’s Women’s Festival is happening this February

Lazada Philippines is making February a lot more exciting with the Lazada Women’s Festival, a month-long special event, celebrating the empowered Filipina woman. This includes the launch of the new Beauty by LazMall, an online destination aimed at redefining the digital beauty experience.

The curated selection of international and local beauty brands includes: Benefit, Blingpop, Bobbi Brown, Burt’s Bees, Clinique, COSRX, Covergirl, Disney by Luxasia, Dr. Jart+, Esfolio, Estee Lauder, Human Nature, Kamiseta Skin, Kocostar, Kora Organics, L’Oreal, MAC, Matrix, Maybelline, Olay, Origins, Seoul White, Shiseido, Snail White, VMV Hypoallergenics, VV and Co.

Beyond a one-stop destination for shopping needs, Beauty by LazMall provides an end-to-end innovative digital beauty shopping experience through the widest range of on-trend beauty and makeup brands, exclusive beauty sets, and beauty tech innovations. An exciting feature known as the L’Oreal Magic Mirror is set to change the way we shop for makeup as it utilizes augmented reality technology so shoppers can try on makeup before adding it to cart.

“Our platform’s diversity is something that we are proud of. I’m happy to share that this Lazada Women’s Festival is our biggest yet. This February, we encourage you to Be Your Own Kind of Woman, to celebrate your own kind of beauty, your own kind of fashion, your own kind of home, and your own kind of motherhood. We have five special sales across Beauty, Fashion, Home, and Mom & Baby categories to best serve the interests and shopping needs of every kind of woman,” shared Ray Alimurung, chief executive officer of Lazada Philippines.

“We wanted to create a special platform within Lazada to cater to the tech savvy Filipina beauty maven, where she can get the best end-to-end innovative digital beauty experience through new and exclusive brands, the best deals, and tech innovations available only on Lazada. But what’s most exciting about Beauty by LazMall, is that we have created a shopping platform that celebrates the NEW beauty – where we celebrate beauty that’s playful, vibrant, diverse and inclusive. A beauty playground where everyone is invited,” shared Neil Trinidad, chief marketing officer of Lazada Philippines.

This month-long celebration for women aims to empower and encourage Filipinas to take that next big step to fulfil their passions and desires in just one click. Avid beauty fanatics, fashionistas, home decorators and our hip and on-the-go moms should mark their calendars for amazing deals all month long: Fashion & Home and Beauty Sale on February 7-9 with over 3 million deals and 200 participating brands; Valentine’s Day & Payday Sale on February 13-15; Home & Living Sale on February 17-19 with over 500,000 deals up to 80% off; and the much-awaited Baby Fair Sale on February 19-21 with over 300,000 deals and 200 brands up to 80% off!

Here are some of the amazing deals you can look forward to:

Beauty Deals

Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation Makeup 30 mL: From P399 now down to P299
L’Oreal Paris Rouge Signature: From P399 to now down to P319
Olay Regenerist Whip 50g: From P1,999 now down to P1,299
St. Ives Face Scrub Acne Control 1 oz: From P95 now down to P81
Snailwhite Glowstarter Kit: From P1,290 now down to P935
Belo Intensive Whitening Body Lotion SPF30 150ml + FREE 50mL: From P209.75 now down to P199
Tresemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo 620ML: From P1,197 now down to P838
Revlon Kiss™ Cushion Lip Tint 4.4ml: From P575 now down to P402.50

Fashion Deals

Fitflop Women’s Uberknit Ballerina: From P5,990 now down to P3,594
Roxy Womens Fitness Fashion One Piece Swimwear (Multicolor): From P4,990 now down to P3,470
ALDO Women’s Wedge Heeled Sandals: From P4,295 now down to P2,200
Heys Duotrak Luggage: From P9,690 now down to P6,583
Jansport Recruit 2.0 Red Polyester Dobby: From P4,490 now down to P3,592
Sunnies Studios Nikka Square Cat Eye Sunglasses: From P599 now down to P300
Ella Fashion Dumpling Design Tote bag (with Shoulder Sling and Free Twilly Scarf): From P180 now down to P132
JYS Ladies Suede Fashion Block Heels: From P209.39 now down to P195
Mio Mio by Silverworks Open Heart with Simulated Diamond Earring and Necklace Set: From P199 now down to P194.02

Home and Living Deals

Qoncept Furniture Lampan Table Lamp: From P999 now down to P495
Cannon Towel: From P85 now down to P75
Fleece Blanket: From P188 now down to P180.83
Celina Home Textiles Cotton Bed Sheet Set: From P181 now down to PHP 172. 38
Fashion Shop Water Tumbler: From P40 now down to P30
Abby Shi Fordable 7 Pcs Stainless Steel Kitchen Tool Set: From P175 now down to P154.46
Cart Basket Storage/Shelf Laundry/Utility Cart with Wheels: From P239 now down to P201
FIXA Tool Kit 17-pcs Professional Hardware Home Repair Accessory Tools Set: From P899 now down to P484

Mom and Baby Deals

Pampers Baby Dry Pants XL – 50 x 3 packs (150pcs) – Extra Large Diaper Pants (26-37 lbs): From P1,797 now down to P1,437.60
Lactum 3+ Plain Powdered Milk Drink 2.0kg: From P3,985 now down to P2,789.50
Akeeva Luxury Reversible Travel Stroller: From P22,000 now down to P12,255
Buy 1 Take 1 Premium Mother Baby’s Sleepsuit: From P355 now down to P293
Ecomom Eco 33 UV Sterilizer: From P12,000 now down to P9,000
UniLove Powder Scent Baby Wipes 100’s Pack of 6: From P516 now down to P335
Cycles Mild Laundry Detergent 800ml Refill + Cradle Natural Bottle & Nipple Cleanser 700ml Refill: From P439 now down to P339
Tiny Buds Natural Baby Bottle Nipple and Utensil Wash 500ml Set of 3: From P710 now down to P297
Graco Stroller Evo Grape: From P28,999.75 now down to P14,000
Philips Avent Electric 3-In-1 Sterilizer: From P6,999 now down to P4,999

Keep up with the latest beauty must-haves on Beauty by LazMall via these channels:,,, and!

Puregold launches mobile app and virtual shopping assistant “Sally”

Even though I’m one of those moms who enjoy grocery shopping a lot, there are days when I just wish my pantry would get magically restocked. Thankfully, that is now (almost) a possibility with Puregold’s new feature-packed mobile app.

The Puregold Mobile App is a helpful tool to have on any mom or homemaker’s phone. It features a chatbot with barcode scanning capabilites that make grocery shopping more efficient and less time-consuming by users to skip the long lines at the counters.

When shopping in-store, users don’t even need to push around a cart anymore. Simply scan the barcodes of items they like, complete the transaction, and come back to pick up their groceries packed up and ready to bring home. This saves you time from falling in line at the counters and waiting for your groceries to be bagged. You can do other things in between, like pay your bills, pick up the kids from school, or get a mani-pedi instead!

Sally is here to help

To help manage your orders and assist in navigating this new technology, the Sally (shopping + ally) chatbot is also available in the Puregold app. Sally is also design to learn your shopping habits so you can shop even faster and more conveniently next time.

Orders made using the Puregold app can be paid for via cash, card, or through GCash. Right now, the shopping and pick-up services are only available in Puregold Makati, Puregold Shaw, Puregold QI Central, Puregold Paco, Puregold Pasig, Puregold Commonwealth, Puregold Libertad, Puregold Monumento, Puregold Taguig, and Puregold Ayala Malls. It will be available in more stores soon.

To start using the app, download the Puregold Mobile app via Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

Home Credit launches ChristmaSagana raffle promo

This holiday season, Home Credit is playing Santa to iys customers with a ChristmaSagana Raffle that will shower a total of 100 gifts throughout its run.

The annual holiday promo from the leading in-store installment provider is exclusive for customers who sign new loans in their partner stores from November 3, 2019 to January 31, 2020. Customers only need to purchase, download the MyHomeCredit App for Android, and register to qualify for the raffle. Just go to Google PlayStore to install the app and register there to join.

For every P3,000 purchase amount, customers get one raffle entry. The more entries, the bigger chances of winning! Winners of the ChristmaSagana raffle will be drawn from December 4, 2019 to February 5, 2020. Customers can only win once for this promo.

Those eligible for the raffle can take home big prizes that will surely make their holidays even better. Three lucky winners can take home motorbikes for the major prize, while other customers can start the year right by starting their own businesses. Five winners will be gifted with Kitchen and Pangkabuhayan showcases, while another five can start their online businesses. Forty winners can also kick-start their own e-load businesses by the end of the raffle.

In case you don’t win one of the prizes mentioned, 42 customers can still score gift certificates worth P5,000 that can be used for some much-needed shopping spree.

All the lucky winners will be notified through e-mail and phone call, and will also be announced on Home Credit’s official Facebook page.

The promo can be combined with other running promos of Home Credit so it is the perfect opportunity to complete your holiday Christmas wish list while having the chance of getting a gift in return! This year’s holiday raffle is the installment provider’s way of closing its big year. The business has close to six million customers presently.

The MyHomeCredit App, on the other hand, is Home Credit’s answer to those who want access to their services anytime, anywhere. Customers can apply for loans, track their deadlines and payments, and stay updated on new promos through the app. The android application currently has more than 2.5 million registered users.

Don’t miss the chance to join one of the biggest holiday promos of the year. You can visit Home Credit’s promo page for more information about their latest deals.

Get holiday rewards when you shop with Paymaya QR

As the Christmas season goes into full swing, shopping for gifts, treats, and groceries are becoming more hecticand taxing, no thanks to the horrible traffic that comes with the holiday rush.

But what if there was a way to make your holiday shopping more convenient and more rewarding?

Beginning this holiday season, PayMaya–the preferred payment option at your favorite supermarkets, retail stores, fast food restaurants, gas stations, and pharmacies–will be offering exclusive promos and discounts that will definitely give you better value for your money–much more than cash or credit card can!

By simply using PayMaya QR to #ScanToPay for your purchases at select PayMaya Preferred partner merchant locations, you get amazing offers that are available exclusive to PayMaya QR users. You can enjoy this on top of your cashback promos from PayMaya and other deals from your favorite establishment.

“As more Filipinos use PayMaya for all their payment needs especially during the holidayseason, we’re ramping up our efforts to give our customers an even more rewarding experience at our PayMaya Preferred partner merchants. With these awesome exclusive deals offered by our partners whenever you use PayMaya QR, PayMaya is enabling a shopping experience that is truly better than what cash can give them this holiday season and beyond”, says Raymund Villanueva, head of growth and brand marketing at PayMaya.

Get P100 more for groceries for your Christmas feasts

Let PayMaya help you cook up a better feast for your loved ones. Shop at Robinsons Supermarket, Easy Mart, and Selections to enjoy P100 cashback once a week when you spend a minimum of P500 via PayMaya QR.

In addition to that, you can also get a chance to be among the 14 lucky winners of a 1-minute shopping spree worth P10,000.

Landers also offers PayMaya customers a 5% cashback of up to P2,500 every month on no minimum spend when you #ScanToPay via PayMaya QR for your purchases.

Meanwhile, PayMaya users who will get an SMS containing a unique voucher code from Landers can get their free membership until December 31.

Enjoy more perks when you dine out

Dine out with family and friends by using PayMaya QR at BonChon. Get a P100 voucher for a minimum spend of P200 when you #ScanToPay via PayMaya QR. You can enjoy this deal twice a month and even stand a chance to win one year’s worth of BonChon chicken for your k-food cravings.

Drive up better rewards for your trips

Gas up for your holiday road trips using PayMaya QR and drive up better rewards. #Scan ToPay at Total, Metro Oil, and Marz Fuel to get P5 cashback for every liter, up to P1,000 a month, until February 2020.

Shopee sells 70 million items on 11.11. Big Sale

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, wraps up its largest Shopee 11.11 Big Sale with over 70 million items sold on one day.

This record-breaking statistic drives the 11.11 shopping phenomenon to new heights along with the fact the there were three times more orders recorded in the first hour alone compared to 2018.

Shopee also delivered on its promise to offer an engaging shopping experience on its 11.11 Big Sale. Users returned daily to play and win prizes via Shopee’s collection of in-app games, including its first augmented reality (AR) game Shopee Catch. The games were played over 150 million times in three weeks.

In addition, Shopee brought non-stop entertainment to users with over 65 million views recorded across its 11.11 Big Sale streams. Local celebrities including Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, and Jose Mari Chan, as well as superstars GFriend and Rainie Yang also joined special streams on November 10 and 11 to celebrate the finale of 11.11 Big Sale with users.

Martin Yu, associate director at Shopee Philippines said: “We are delighted to continue our robust year-end momentum with a successful Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale. More sellers, brands, and partners joined us this year as we delivered an engaging and social experience for our users. Shopee will continue to localise this global 11.11 phenomenon for the people in our region and we look forward to even more success in the years ahead.”

In the Philippines, Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale treated users to three weeks of unstoppable promotions and entertainment, headlined by free shipping with no minimum spend.

Shopee welcomed the peak sale day with the Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas TV Special last November 10, which aired live on GMA and Shopee Live. The televised show featured performances from top celebrities including Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza, Heart Evangelista, and more. Brand ambassador Jose Mari Chan also gave an exclusive performance of Shopee’s latest Christmas jingle on-stage.

On November 11, brands and sellers on Shopee received a huge boost to their sales. Top performing brands recorded an average of 4,227 times increase in traffic and 1,899 times growth in sales, while shopping activity peaked at 12:10 AM.

Shopee continued to see more male users and older users shopping on November 11. Male users are shopping most often for Mobile & Accessories and Men’s Apparel products, with power banks, earphones, and jogger pants being the hottest items. In addition, users aged over 50 were looking for household necessities like water dispensers, portable fans, and outdoor grills.

Finally, Shopee also observed the following trends in the Philippines at Shopee 11.11 Big Christmas Sale:

Most Popular Brands:

  • Maybelline
  • Pampers
  • Unilever
  • Globe
  • Bosch

Most Active City:

  • Manila

Top Categories:

  • Mobiles & Accessories
  • Women’s Apparel
  • Home & Living

Mr. Yu closes: “We are heartened by the continued support from all our users and partners. Stay tuned for the grand finale at our upcoming Shopee 12.12 Big Christmas Sale as Shopee gives back to users for their incredible support in 2019.”

Shop the 11.11 Thank You Sale at

Download the Shopee app for free via the App Store or Google Play.

Get better deals this 11.11 with PayMaya

PayMaya 11.11

Kick off the holiday shopping season with PayMaya and score amazing deals this 11-11!

Enjoy up to P5,000 in discounts and cashback deals as the holiday shopping season kicks off with the various 11-11 sale events happening nationwide.  Whether you prefer to shop online or troop to the nearest malls, PayMaya is your trusted payment partner for a more convenient and rewarding shopping experience this holiday season.

Easily score up to 100% cashback (maximum of P500) when you use your PayMaya card or PayMaya QR for shopping this 11-11. Just make sure to spend at least P100 to get your cashback.

The more you shop, the more you earn because you get an additional P250 cashback when you spend an accumulated total of P5,000* with your PayMaya card, and another P250 cashback on top of that when you spend the same amount with PayMaya QR.

Also enjoy more discounts when you start your gift-shopping at Lazada by simply redeeming the PayMaya voucher in the Lazada app. Get 25% off (maximum P300) on your purchase of at least P1,000. Make sure to add items to your cart early to snag the best deals.

You can also get a 10% discount when you shop at using the promo code PAYMAYAMONDAY10. Spend at least P1,000 and get up to P2,000 off of your purchase when you shop every Monday from November to December.

For your Christmas party outfits, take advantage of a 25% discount of up to P2,000 on your purchase in Zalora. Just use the promo code PYMYONLINEFEVER when you shop for your holiday wear with a minimum purchase of P1,500.

Enjoy all these great discounts on top of cashbacks and promo deals with PayMaya to make your holiday shopping more fun and rewarding.

Download the PayMaya app on your phone today. Be sure to use the code PAYMAYALOVE when you register for an account to instantly earn P100 until November 15.

To find out more about how you can make the most of great deals, promos, and offers with your PayMaya account, visit or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.