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K-Pop Fans Set Up Community Pantries In The Name of BTS and EXO

"We give free rice."
K-pop fans of BTS and EXO have set up community pantries in Malabon and Cavite to share their love for the South Korean bands and help their fellow Filipino during the pandemic.  In a news report from GMA News Online, this community pantry located in Barangay ...

ARMY, McDonald's Is Soon Coming Out With A BTS Meal

ARMY, are you excited!?
McDonald's is teaming up with global icon BTS for its upcoming celebrity meal—and it's only fitting that a global icon as such would have this special meal launched across six continents, in almost 50 different countries.BTS' celebrity meal will include 10-piece Chicken McNuggets, medium World Famous Fries, ...

LIST: Community Pantries Within Metro Manila

These are the places where you can donate!
After the citizen-led Maginhawa Community Pantry went viral on social media, this initiative snowballed into more Filipinos starting community pantries all over the Philippines. This has shown the community's willingness to help those who are in need, especially during a lockdown where ...

Canned Milk Now Exists, Thanks To San Miguel Corporation

This extends the shelf life from seven days to six months!
San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has figured out milk packaging that allows carabao milk to be sterilized and stored in aluminum cans without the use of preservatives.CNN reports the corporation is using "retort technology" for its packaging that extends the shelf life of carabao ...

GUIDE: Grocery Operating Hours During MECQ 2021

This is effective until the end of April 2021.
From April 12 to April 30, the whole of Metro Manila Cavite, Rizal, Laguna, and Bulacan are now under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ). Under the MECQ guidelines, the curfew starts from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.—this results in longer operating hours ...

Starbucks Korea Plans To Get Rid Of Disposable Cups By 2025

Hopefully, we can have something similar in the Philippines, too!
Starbucks is planning to put an end to the use of disposable cups in South Korea by 2025. This is the first big step in a major market by Starbucks as it aims to lessen waste, according to Bloomberg.Starbucks Korea will be ...

How Much Will Pork Cost Now That The 60-Day Price Ceiling Is Over?

These prices are effective starting April 9!
The Department of Agriculture (DA) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) implemented suggested retail prices (SRP) for imported pork, effective April 9, 2021. The SRP only affects the price of imported kasim and liempo which are priced at P270/kilogram and P350/kilogram ...

Jollibee Targets To Have 50 Branches In Europe Within Five Years

Good news for OFWs in London!
Jollibee is expanding its operations in Europe by targeting a total of 50 Jollibee stores in the next five years. This came after seeing success from Jollibee’s existing Europe stores in Rome, Liverpool, and Leicester City.This 2021, Jollibee is opening a store ...

Lugaw, Food Deliveries Still Allowed As ECQ Is Extended for One More Week

It's another week of strict restrictions but food errands and deliveries still allowed.
Running food errands, including food deliveries, are still allowed during the extended quarantine restrictions. In a report from Reportr.ph World, Metro Manila and surrounding areas will remain under lockdown for at least one more week after Filipino authorities extended tight quarantines or ECQ to cap a dangerous ...

You Can Still Order From Grab and Foodpanda 24/7

Get your food and essentials without going out of the house.
We're back to enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila for now—and that, coupled with the rise of COVID-19 cases in recent days, means it's best to stay at home as much as you can. It's in these times that food and grocery ...

DA Bans Poultry and Pork Products From Four Countries Due to Bird Flu, Swine Fever

All four bans are temporary.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) has banned the importation of poultry and pork products from four countries. In a news report from the Philippine Star on March 25, the ban was signed and issued last March 23, Wednesday. The countries and pork and poultry ...

JICYDK: You Can Now Withdraw Money From Ministop Stores' ATMs!

No need to go to the mall or bank!
When you need to withdraw money and the mall or bank is too far from home, you should know that convenience stores have automated teller machines (ATM) too! Besides 7-Eleven stores, you can also withdraw money from Ministop stores that have Robinsons Bank ATMs.Consider yourself ...

DOH On Spike In Cases: Eating At Home Or Food Delivery Is The Safer Option For Now

It’s been a year of staying in for most people in the country.
A spike in COVID cases in Metro Manila has prompted government officials to implement a unified curfew (10 p.m. to 5 a.m.) and localized lockdowns in different parts of metro beginning March 15, 2021.In an interview with Summit Media journalists, Dr. Beverly Lorraine ...

FDA Says Hormel Chili with Beans Is An Unregistered Product

Maybe you shouldn't add to cart, for now.
Remember the time when news of the iconic Reno Liver Spread went viral because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned the public not to purchase nor consume the product? Well, it seems like there's another canned good encountering the same fate: ...

GUIDE: Updated Grocery Operating Hours During The Metro Manila-Wide Curfew (2021)

Need to go to the grocery soon?
NCR Plus (Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal) is placed under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) until April 4, 2021. The curfew starts from 6 p.m. until 5 a.m., which has resulted in different establishments adjusting their operating hours, including supermarkets and ...

Heads Up: Quezon City Enforces Liquor Ban For 2 Weeks

Dine-ins, markets also shut during curfew hours.
Quezon City will shut gyms, spas, and internet cafes and ban the sale of liquor for two weeks, during which a curfew will be in force to cap fast-rising COVID cases.The curfew hours are the same for the entire Metro Manila, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from ...

7-Eleven Now Has ATMs! Here's Everything You Need To Know

These are the banks supported by their ATMs.
Running low on cash but you don't want to go to the mall to withdraw? Good news: 7-Eleven now has ATMs (automated teller machines) where you can withdraw cash—just like in 7-Eleven stores abroad. This added service takes the convenience store to a whole new ...

Senate Approves Bill Declaring Davao City As The Chocolate Capital Of The Philippines

Davao City is the Chocolate Capital while Davao Region is the Cacao Capital.
Voting 22-0-1, the Senate has approved the third and final reading of Senate Bill No. 1741 which declares Davao City as the chocolate capital of the Philippines and the whole Davao Region as the cacao capital of the Philippines, CNN reports.Senate Bill ...

The Philippines Bans Poultry Imports From Czech Republic Because Of Bird Flu Outbreak

The H5N8 strain was detected in parts of the Czech Republic.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) has issued a temporary ban on poultry imports from the Czech Republic, where there is an outbreak of a highly pathogenic avian influenza: H5N8. In a memorandum issued by the Office of the Secretary, the DA has ...

Yes Or No: Pork Price Ceiling Should Be Increased From P270 to P330 Per Kilo

The Pork Producers Federation of the Philippines (ProPork) is appealing to the Department of Agriculture.
The Pork Producers Federation of the Philippines (ProPork) has recommended that there should be price adjustments to the 60-day price ceilings of pork sold in Metro Manila. The federation says that the higher price adjustments will eventually attract hog raisers to invest ...
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