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Friday, December 13, 2019

Hallmark x 7-Eleven’s holiday collaboration

The air is chilly, the mood is merry, and the lights are out and sparkling. What a joy it is to have the holidays upon us once again. This is the time to give back and share the love and blessings we have received this year, as it is what the true spirit of Christmas is.

 This Christmas, Hallmark is inviting you to celebrate the season with the gift of love and care. In hopes to bring holiday cheer to street children, Hallmark is partnering with PhilSeven Foundation, convenience store 7-Eleven’s charity arm, through ‘Gulong ng Karunungan’ (GNK) project. This is a mobile school project that aims to provide education to the less fortunate street children of select local cities in the Philippines. Over the past years, GNK has helped augment the learning, supplemental feeding, and basic medical needs of over 2,000 disadvantaged youth, comprised mostly of out-of-school children and informal settlers from identified city beneficiaries.

Moreover, you as a customer can be a part of this jolly project. With every purchase of Hallmark Christmas products such as their Gift Wrappers, Gift Bags, Gift Tags and other Christmas products from 7-Eleven, a portion of the sales will be donated directly to support GNK project.

Make this season shine by celebrating it, too, with people outside your home. And when you care enough to give back, we believe that the smiles and joy of children in need are more than enough to warm your heart and make your Christmas, the merriest ever.


Be involved and get your Hallmark products by visiting your neighboring 7-Eleven store.

Hallmark Christmas products are also available in all leading bookstores and select online shops.

Qatar-based IBD stages forum for investors and entrepreneurs in Manila

The “i3 Forum”—held at the Okada Manila recently—is one of a series of business forums taking place in various cities around the world, building up to the IBD Summit slated for April 6-9, 2020 in Doha, Qatar. Manila is one of 30 cities in which the “i3 Forum” series is being conducted.

Yousif Al-Jaber, International Business Delegation (IBD) Chairman, explained “i3” stands for “Innovators, Investors and Influencers”, as the forum aims to provide a platform for entrepreneurs, investors and corporates to find investors, partners as well as access international markets for business expansion or exports.

“Our international investor network and the trust they place in us are our biggest assets,“ said Al-Jaber.

“Every city has certain key sectors in which they are globally competitive. The i3 Forum and IBD Summit gives them infrastructure to take these products and services to the larger global market,” commented Vineet C. Nambiar, who presented at the forum. He emphasized about a dedicated session exploring opportunities in the ASEAN region at the upcoming IBD Summit.

Leonardo Tabilog Jr., IBD Marketing and Communications Director added: “The I3 forum aspires to be a major annual anticipated event in the Manila business calendar; we’re getting bigger, bolder and better with each year and have already started preparations for next year's i3 Forum, as we appoint IBD ambassadors from the Philippines to help promote our initiative. “

“We are expecting five billion dollars worth of deals at the summit this year and have over 120 proposals from around the world already,” added IBD Projects and Finance Director Shamseer Hamza.

The main thrust of IBD is to provide an avenue for entrepreneurs to ideate, launch and scale ventures internationally by connecting prospective partners, investors and influencers.

These i3 Forums leading to the IBD Summit is a joint initiative by Mavericks365—a Delaware, U.S.-based international platform for ideas, innovation and creation with interests in co-working spaces and ecosystems—and Address Business Management, a Doha, Qatar-based end-to-end business management and consultancy firm. The summit is managed by Singapore-based event management firm XPlus International Pte Ltd.

The “i3 Forum” in Manila was attended by representatives of government agencies of the Philippines and Qatar, together with stakeholders from business sectors. Interaction at the forum was interesting and intimate as participants exchanged information about Philippine investment opportunities, global expansion opportunities, potential bilateral trade agreements, and many more.

Those who attended the Manila forum also learned from Francis Kong, an inspirational and motivational speaker on “ Going Global”; Diwa Guinigundo, Former Deputy Governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas; and Prof. Jay Bernardo of the ACE Center for Entrepreneurship and Management Education-Ateneo Masters in Entrepreneurship program.


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Use PayMaya for your 12.12 shopping online/offline and get more cashback

Boom! the 12.12 craze is here! and we got great news from PayMaya as they will give more cashback when you use your PayMaya in purchasing items online or in stores this December 12, 2019 aka the 12.12 shopping madness

If you plan to shop for items as gifts for your friends and love ones this Christmas, then the timing is right, if you use your PayMaya you can earn more cashback and then you can also have a chance to win a new iPhone 11.

Astig di ba?

So here's the tip we got from PayMaya, read it below

- enjoy a 1%, 10%, or 100% cashback when you spend at least P500 online or in stores using your PayMaya physical or virtual card.

- get an additional P150 cashback* when you rack up an accumulated spend of P5,000.  

-  Get 30% off at Lazada when you spend at least P500. Enjoy the maximum discount of P150 by redeeming a PayMaya voucher from the Lazada app. 

- Shop in Zalora and enjoy a 25% discount on your purchase, capped at P2,000! Simply use the promo code PYMYONLINEFEVER when you shop and spend at least P1,500.  

- Do the #ScanToPay using PayMaya with their partner merchant stores, and after 12.12 you can still enjoy more perks with their PayMaya’s Double Cashback Weekend. From December 14 to 15, you get two chances of earning up to 100% cashback when you spend a minimum of P100 via PayMaya QR.  

- #ScanToPay for your gifts to your Kris Kringle or inaanaks at Robinsons Department Store to get a chance to win one of the 11 iPhone 11 units up for grabs! All you have to do is spend a minimum of P100 via PayMaya QR to earn one (1) raffle entry.  

And here are some of the good deals offered by PayMaya
** dont miss this!

- Get up to 100% cashback when you spend at least P500 online and in-store using your PayMaya virtual or physical card  

- Enjoy an additional P150 cashback* when you accumulate a P5,000 spend with your PayMaya virtual or physical card  

- Get up to 100% cashback when you #ScanToPay at least P100 via PayMaya QR at your favorite establishments  

- Rack up to P5,000 worth of accumulated purchase via PayMaya QR to get an additional P150 cashback**  

- Get two chances of earning up to 100% cashback when you spend at least P100 via PayMaya QR this weekend  

- Redeem your PayMaya voucher at the Lazada app to enjoy a 30% discount (up to P150), when you spend a minimum of P500  

- Spend a minimum of P1,500 and get a 25% discount (up to P2,000) on your Zalora purchase when you use the code PYMYONLINEFEVER  

*For upgraded accounts only. Minimum spend of P500. 
**For upgraded accounts only. Minimum spend of P100. 

For more info of their deals, visit their page at 
and dont forget to check their social media pages for added flash announcements.

No PayMaya yet? then download the app and install it in your phone, jut register and enjoy the perks of a PayMaya user.

Done reading???
then you are ready for 12.12

happy shopping!

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, Philippine Bloggers Network, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. Azrael's Merryland Blog is included in a list of top 50 Blogs in the Philippines , ranked 65th in Top 100 Blogs that Matter , 49 must read lifestyle blog in the Philippines. and rank 40th in 100 Top Philippine Blogs by Feedspot.
He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collect Transformers toys.
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