Collect all Trolls World Tour toys and Happy Meal Readers books for as low as Php35 each with NEW Add-On Promos

Get ready for more family fun and enjoy exciting bonding moments over play time with McDonald’s all-new Trolls World Tour toys and Happy Meal Readers books. Now available as a Happy Meal or McShare Box add-on for as low as php35 each!

Join in on the fun of the Trolls World Tour


It’s an explosion of colorful hair and unending fun as our favorite little creatures return! If you loved the last Trolls movie, then you’ll surely love McDonald’s new Trolls World Tour toys with every Happy Meal. Kids can choose from over ten (10) playful and colorful characters like the fierce and lovable Poppy, the blue gentle giant Biggie with Mr. Dinkles, and many more!

My son has now 4 of his fave trolls. 🙂

The TreeTop Twins return with new adventures


Launched just this February, the Happy Meal Readers program offers a book or toy option for every Happy Meal purchase. The books encourage bonding moments for families through storytelling, made even more enjoyable and educational thanks to the Happy Meal Readers books written by world-renowned author Cressida Cowell.


The books tell the story of the Treetop Twins and their parents as they go through exhilarating adventures by traveling in their time machine. For our newly released books this month, parents and kids are in for a blast as they join the Treetop Twins in exploring the world back in time and meeting some of the most unique animals like the Dodo and the pink dolphin!


Get double the fun with both the Trolls and the Treetop Twins!


It’s a tough choice between the Happy Meal toys and Happy Meal Readers books so McDonald’s is making it easier for families to enjoy both! Through the Happy Meal Add-On Promo, an extra book or toy of choice can be added to the purchase for just Php35! The promo allows kids to include as many add-ons as they like, so they can build their collection sooner. Customers can avail of this promo starting today until July 30, 2020.


We know that the Trolls can be hard to resist, so McDonald’s is also offering the Happy Meal Complete Set Add-On Promo! With every purchase of a McShare Box, adding just Php330 will include the complete set of ten (10) Trolls World Tour toys. Hurry soon, because this limited time offer is available until June 11, 2020 only.


Make the most out of every moment at home with the whole family, and create memorable moments together with the quirky Trolls World Tour characters and the Happy Meal Readers books’ adventurous Treetop Twins! Purchase these in the safety of your home through the McDelivery Website or App, or the hotline 8888-6236. Starting June 13, 2020, you can also enjoy the Php 35 Happy Meal Add-On Promo via McDo Messenger, GrabFood, and FoodPanda.


For more information, follow McDonald’s Philippines official Facebook at fb.com/McDo.ph, Twitter at twitter.com/McDo_PH, Instagram at instagram.com/mcdo_ph, join the McDo PH Viber Community, as well as the following link for store updates: mcdonalds.com.ph/store-locator.

Cleaning your way to a Happy Mother’s Day

The whole month of May is dedicated for all moms and you can still celebrate Mother’s Day. And just like how you usually prepare for any season, you are probably glued to your screen searching for the best gift for your mom. And, with just a few clicks, you will get suggestions like “72 Unique Gifts for Moms” or “Flowers for Moms.” 

A fragrant bouquet, a silky dress, a designer purse, a new ceramic dinnerware, or plant pots may excite her, but what if you give something beyond these usual gift items? What if you surprise her by showing your love and appreciation? After all, actions speak louder than words. This Mother’s Day, the best gift you can give might be a clean, virus-free home! 😊

With all the household chores and the time she devotes to her family every day, she has less time for herself. The gift of a clean and organized home lifts a heavy load on her shoulder, giving her more time to bond with her family and do the things she loves. In fact, a survey conducted by The Clorox Company revealed that 80 percent of people felt more relaxed and 60 percent felt less stressed in a clean home.

Indeed, cleaning your sweet abode is a tedious job. Your mom can attest to that. Worry no more because you’ve got a partner! 

Clorox Philippines, one of the country’s leading providers of cleaning and disinfecting products, is your partner in giving that tough power against germs and tender love to your mom!

Ready to wrap your present? Get yourself the Clorox Disinfecting Bleach. Not only does it clean your bathroom walls, floors, and sink, it also kills up to 99.9% of germs, including the COVID-19 virus. Going with it hand in hand is the Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner. With a bleaching power that destroys tough stains and kills germs, it leaves your toilet clean and shiny. With scents ranging from lavender to lemon, it also delivers a refreshing fragrance in your toilet bowl.Most of the time, your mom spends a lot of time cooking in the kitchen. So now, it is your time to tidy things up! With all the delicate surfaces in the kitchen, you need a reliable partner to do the job. Clorox Disinfecting All-Purpose Cleaner is perfect for various surfaces, such as synthetic marble, stainless steel, glazed ceramic tile, plastic, glazed porcelain, and sealed granite.

Clorox Expert Disinfecting Wipes helps you with quick cleanup for items like gadgets and toys. And to put the ribbon on top, use Clorox Expert Disinfectant Spray for a 30-second sanitization of the soft and hard surfaces for a germ-free and odor-free home. (Follow Clorox Cleaners’ usage instructions as per label.)

Having a clean home may be one of the best gifts you can give your mothers. We hope that with Clorox Cleaners, we can help Filipinos provide this heart-warming and perfect gift to moms out there. Let’s make this special occasion more memorable for mothers.” said Monique Gonzales, marketing manager for Southeast Asia at Clorox International.

It’s time to reciprocate your mom’s labor with your labor of love. Not just on a particular day, but every day.

There is a new diaper in town!

MAKUKU baby diapers are now in the Philippines!

Filipino mommies, are you ready? The MAKUKU Slim and Comfort series diapers are now available in the Philippines! Say hello to your baby’s new best friend and say goodbye to the baby’s unwanted bum rashes, irritation, and diaper leakage.

MAKUKU was founded in China in 2020. It is a brand that aims to produce the best baby necessities around the world. MAKUKU easily gained the trust of Chinese mothers and proceeded to establish 28 branches all over China in less than a year and is now expanding in other Asian countries.

MAKUKU is known for producing high quality and durable baby diapers. As we all know, the Philippines is a country with high humidity – given this, finding the right diaper which gives ultimate comfort is a struggle for parents. As a result, MAKUKU created its Slim and Comfort series diapers to address this problem.

What makes the MAKUKU Slim and Comfort diaper series different from the other diapers?

1. Soft, Skin-Friendly with Vitamin C

According to research, the baby’s skin pH level is close to neutral but quickly changes to acidic when the diaper is left too long with urine. This is one of the main reasons why babies get diaper rash after peeing. The MAKUKU SLIM series diaper creates a new diaper environment of Vitamin C weak acid which will be incorporated into the inner surface of the diaper that will protect the baby’s skin even after peeing. Furthermore, these diapers were made of silk peptide protein that has an improved long-lasting, antibacterial formula to prevent the forming of micro bacteria and also protects the baby’s skin which eases the worry of mommies.

2. Lightweight and Super Absorbent

MAKUKU diaper is made out of 4th generation diaper core technology with dual-core super absorption polymers (SAP) and as thin as 0.2mm – making it one of the lightest diapers in the market. On the other hand, the MAKUKU Slim and Comfort series diapers developed an ultra-thin suspension core and fully imported water-absorbing polymer structure product technology. The height of the leak-proof sides is up to 4 cm, which can effectively prevent side leakage and keep the baby dry and refreshed. It provides quick-absorption of liquid which avoids skin irritation leaving a healthier and more comfortable feeling for the baby. Filipino Mommies no longer need to check and monitor their babies for any leakage after a couple of hours. It also has a gentle fit with an easy-to-retract elastic waistband for the comfort of the baby.

3. Comfortable and Trendy Design

MAKUKU diapers are also made of soft elastic Velcro that makes the baby’s waist feel more comfortable and itch-free. In addition, MAKUKU diapers’ baby fruit designs are made with Benzac and Ketone-free fat-soluble ink making the diapers look cute and more fun.

MAKUKU is finally here, and will definitely stay to protect and provide comfort for your babies. Available in different sizes, for different needs of your little ones in LazMall (www.lazada.com.ph/shop/makukuph) and Shopee https://shopee.ph/makukuph)

Give your baby the best care possible and be a MAKUKU mom. 🙂

World Oral Health Day Campaign with Cleene Clio

This year, Cleene CLIO Toothbrush, a product by PHILUSA Corporation, joins the World Oral Health Day this March 20th with the goal of making toothbrushing an accessible and fun routine among Filipino families.

During pandemic crises, oral hygiene is most likely to be neglected. It is very important for every family to be reminded of reinforcing proper oral habits and routines among themselves, especially their children who are prone to having cavities. Being equipped with a trusted oral hygiene product like Cleene CLIO Toothbrush can help parents like me teach their kids to take extra care of their oral health. 🙂

For moms on a budget like me who is always on the hunt for affordable yet good quality products, Cleene CLIO can be your trusted partner for your families oral care needs. What I like most about their toothbrush is that it is made with Microfine Soft Bristles, which can help penetrate and clean hard to reach areas of your teeth. Like our family, yours will certainly experience thorough deep cleaning between their teeth and gums while having a gentle, comfortable, and effective brushing experience, especially for those with sensitive gums and teeth.

There is a Cleene CLIO toothbrush for every member of the family that is affordable and has world-class quality. For those wanting extra care and protection for your teeth, Cleene CLIO offers its Refreshing Green Tea and Ultimax Charcoal under their Special care line. While for those needing specialized care, Cleene CLIO has its Kiddie and Junior as well as 40+ for sensitive gum and teeth. It also has its economy toothbrushes for general oral health care for any age.

To emphasize the importance of good oral health practices at home, Cleene CLIO has partnered with Manila Water Foundation and Philippine Dental Association to provide oral health kits to various barangays and schools as part of this year’s World Oral Health Day activities. Over 2,000 health kits containing Cleene CLIO toothbrushes and Dental Floss Premium from Cleene CLIO and PHILUSA were distributed to 12 barangays and to the chosen hygiene facility in Dinalaonan Elementary School in Pangasinan.

And as a special treat for World Oral Health Day, selected Cleene CLIO products will be sold at 20% off exclusively in Mercury Drug stores nationwide until April 15, 2022.

Cleene CLIO is available at Mercury Drug, leading supermarkets, drugstores and other retail stores nationwide as well as on all leading ecommerce websites: Shopee, Lazada, and the PHILUSA Online Store.

Journeyofthevees is a proud member of Mommy Bloggers Community. 🙂

Live Safe Now with Defensil 

Safe living during this pandemic is made easy by our trusted germ killer – Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol.

Our family makes sure that we always have a bottle of this handy if ever we will go out, grocery errands, palengke runs and even when daddy is outside for work. Pati sa bahay of course, a bottle of Defensil is in every room easy to grab whenever needed. 🙂

Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol is:
☑️Disinfectant/Antiseptic
☑️Kills 99.9% of common germs & bacteria
☑️With moisturizer
☑️Hypoallergenic
☑️Dermatologically Tested

Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol is also a pharmaceutical grade alcohol, which means that it has passed the strictest quality standards of the Philippine Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

Defensil is available in Robinsons, Puregold, and other leading supermarkets. 🙂

LiveSafeNow #ProtectionThatIsReal #DefensilIsopropylAlcohol #MommyBloggersPH

#StrongerNow Than Yesterday: Inspiring Stories of Great Hair Days

There is no denying that hair has always been a significant symbol for women. As they say, “Hair is your crowning glory” and it’s not just because hair sits right on top of your head. Hair can contribute to a woman’s identity and can affect how confident they feel. While hair can look different from day to day, in moments they need to feel most empowered, a great hair day might just be the boost that they need. 

Great hair days can transform ordinary moments into moments of empowerment that some can only dare to dream of. Here are some great hair day stories from local stars that many Filipinas can relate to and use as their inspiration.

Pinky Webb finally opens up on her recent iconic hair flip moment. “Looking back as I faced a difficult situation, feeling the tension and pressure about to get to me, I chose to remain calm and unintentionally did, well, a hair flip. Luckily, I chose to wear my hair down that day. Even better, I felt empowered with my Salontastic hair!” 

“No matter the length, style and colour of my hair Pantene shampoo and conditioner have made my hair look amazing, making me feel empowered. At the moment I’m loving the Pantene salon inspired conditioners!” Whether it be on stage as a host or performer, on screen as an actor or just at home as a mum and wife, Anne Curtis shares that Pantene has made her feel empowered through making her hair look amazing. 

With so many tasks at hand from conceptualization to shooting vlogs, Gabbi Garcia talks about how challenging and fulfilling it is when she works on her content. “I feel more in control and empowered. Just like how Pantene empowers me to be more confident with my crowning glory, that even if I give less effort to my hair, it always stays  Salontastic! Because with Salontastic hair, I feel empowered to own those challenging moments.”

“Looking back at my my achievements takes me to a place of gratitude.” Kylie Verzosa shares, as she flashes back to memorable moments, such as when she represented the PH and won the Miss International crown, became a mental health advocate, and when Mental Health Matters — her own mental health organization was recognized by international organisations. “It was always a dream and accomplishment of mine. I feel more confident that even If I give less effort to my hair, it always stays to be Salontastic!’

“I think the most challenging part of being a mother is to embody the values we want to impart our children. It is not enough to teach or tell them what is right but we also have to show them that we practice what we teach them. Truly motherhood changes your ways, the way you see things and even how you think…”  Sofia Andres shares how some parenting moments have provided her the empowerment she never realized she would have found as a mom. “If you are a mom and you are afraid too, just be the woman you want you children to be. In the little things like when our children play with our hair, we can stay confident that it will always stay Salontastic. Because with Salontastic hair, I feel empowered to own those moments.”

What’s their secret? For #StrongerNow defining hair moments, the Pantene Long Hair Solutions with Pro-Vitamin Formula & Japanese Rice Oil Essence Shampoo has your hair covered. It helps your hair grow longer with Tocotrienol—a super Vitamin E, which has 50X anti-damaging benefits, while Japanese Rice Oil Essence fortifies the outside. This ultimately repairs damaged hair and keeps it protected from external factors, allowing the hair to grow longer, stronger, and beautifully smoother. 

To cap it all off, strengthen your hair against breakage with the Pantene Hair Fall Control Miracle Conditioner for 98% less hair fall. This smoothens 3 months’ worth of damage in just 3 minutes with the Pro-V formula. It also nourishes hair for added strength and shine so you can be #Salontastic, even without going to the salon. 

With so many stories of inspiration and empowerment, who knew that hair actually contributes to women’s confidence? If you’ve been reluctant to change your hair routine, it’s high time to embrace the change and #PushMoLong just in time for Women’s National Month. Take on the challenge of being #StrongerNow than ever before and look forward to great hair days with Pantene. 

Pantene allows your hair to be at its best condition yet so you’re able to experience empowering, great hair days.

Start your Pantene #StrongerNow journey now by checking out through the P&G Shopee Mall store

Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol welcomes Richard Gutierrez, Sarah Lahbati, and kids as brand ambassadors

Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol welcome newlyweds, Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati, together with their adorable kids Zion and Kai, as their brand ambassadors as they continue their campaign to be Filipino families’ ally in germ protection in the new normal.

Adjusting to the New Normal with Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol

Newlyweds Richard and Sarah, celebrated their new life together in quarantine. While being stuck at home was an opportunity for them to spend more time together as a family—planting, painting and playing all sorts of games, they also needed to go through a lot of adjustments as a family. 

One adjustment that they had to do was to look for better ways to protect their family against germs, with the threat of the virus still continuing up until now. They found their newest ally in Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol, which promises a higher level of protection against germs and viruses. 

“We believe in innovative products. Not only does Defensil come from a company we trust, Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol is also recommended by experts,” said Sarah. 

“And since we use alcohol more frequently to sanitize, I also like how it not only kills germs and bacteria, but also has moisturizer to not dry our skin,” she added. 

One way to prevent the spread of germs is regular disinfection of hands and high touch surfaces using a rubbing alcohol. To provide a higher level of defense against germs in the new normal, the Philippine Society for Microbiology is recommending Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol.

Created by Beauty Elements Ventures Inc, Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol kills 99.9% of germs to give Richard and Sarah’s family the peace of mind that they are well-defended. It starts to kill germs on contact and upon constant use, provides up to 12-hour protection.

New Normal Holidays

Celebrating the holidays is surely going to be different for the Gutierrez family this year. For Richard and Sarah, social distancing is something that they’re keeping in mind as they celebrate the holiday season, along with making sure that everyone sanitizes and disinfects using Defensil. 

The family wishes to go on a local holiday trip with family bringing their new ally, Defensil. With this, Sarah shares three simple tips to fellow parents on how to keep their family safe from germs during the holiday season. 

First, social distancing is a must. Second, always wear a mask. It is important for parents to teach their kids the importance of wearing masks, which help to prevent the transmission of the virus. And, lastly, always disinfect with an alcohol that makes sure you and the family are well-defended— like Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol. 

To know more about Richard and Sarah’s newest ally, Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol, visit their Facebook page.

You may also watch this video from Team Gutz. 🙂

Pasig River Master Plan Completed!

The PRRC, in collaboration with UP PLANADES, designed the Pasig River Integrated and Strategic Master Plan (PRISM) with a vision that by 2032, the Pasig River and its surrounding basins are resilient life-sustaining ecosystems that are able to support diverse human needs and biodiversity towards inclusive, harmonized, and balanced development co-managed by competent and adaptive institutions with responsible and empowered communities.

This new restoration strategy covers water quality management, stream flow management, catchment management and riparian management so that the Pasig River will again enshrine socioeconomic, aesthetic, environmental, recreational and cultural values amid changing risks and natural perturbations.

The illustration below provides a brief summary of the integrated wastewater treatment systems, one of the 19 priority projects proposed in the PRISM to help improve the water quality of the Pasig River, and for concerned agencies to comply with concession agreement, and other environmental laws.

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Philippines’ PASIG RIVER Vies for Asia Riverprize Award; Competes with China’s YANGTZE RIVER

The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) welcomed the selection of Pasig River as a finalist in the first ever Asia RiverPrize by the prestigious International River Foundation (IRF).

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PRRC Executive Director Jose Antonio “Pepeton” E. Goitia said this is the second time Pasig River, the cradle of early Manila civilization, vied for an international recognition.

In 2017, Pasig River was hailed as runner-up to the winner, San Antonio River of Texas, USA in the Thiess International Riverprize competition.

“The consecutive entries of the Pasig River as a finalist in the 2017 and 2018 Thiess International and Asia Riverprize, respectively, is a testament that the world recognizes the efforts of the Philippine government to restore the Pasig River and its environs since PRRC was established in 1999,” said Goitia.

The IRF recognizes and rewards organizations that are making a difference through effective river basin restoration and management programs.

Initially, the competition was called the Asia-Pacific Riverprize Awards which was opened to entrants from New Zealand, Australia, and 45 other countries.

However, according to the IRF, due to the high number and quality of entries received, it decided to split the promoted Asia-Pacific Riverprize into: Asia Riverprize and Australasia Riverprize.

After a series of tedious deliberations, the IRF has announced and congratulated the organizations chosen as Asia Riverprize finalists with the highest honors in river restoration and protection namely: the Pasig River (Philippines) and the Yangtze River (China).

Goitia added that “last year, the Philippines is the only third world and developing country that made it into the international finals and bravely competed with the US and the United Kingdom. In this year’s Asia Riverprize, we will be facing the red dragon, China. We remain steadfast and optimistic that we will stand triumphant in the end.”

In behalf of the IRF’s board of river basin experts, IRF Director Professor Bill Dennison said that “these different river stories are united by a common theme: excellence in river management.”

The Riverprize is not a competition of which river is more beautiful or cleaner. This is the reason why the IRF, comprised of river management experts and professionals from around the world, has given importance and consideration to the rehabilitation efforts of the PRRC to bring back the Pasig River system to life.

It has acknowledged PRRC’s commitment in delivering quality projects, programs, and activities in easement recovery, housing and resettlement, riverbanks development, waste and water quality management, and public awareness.

Compared to the 1990s when it was declared “biologically dead,” the Pasig River’s condition now has significantly improved.

Although the Pasig River development is a work in progress, many areas along the historic river have already shown signs of aquatic life and it has already become conducive for transport, recreation, and tourism.

Goitia, together with other PRRC officers, will be presenting and defending the Philippines’ Pasig River entry to a panel of esteemed judges in the upcoming 21st International Riversymposium on October 14 to 18, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Members of PRRC’s Management Committee will also form part of the Philippine delegation.

The winner of the 2018 Asia Riverprize will receive widespread global recognition which can build new partnerships, provide opportunities for exchange of knowledge and best practices, and open doors for international support.

Furthermore, the winner will automatically qualify for Stage Two of the Thiess International Riverprize in 2019.

As one nation, the PRRC seeks everyone’s support to its Pasig River entry in the 2018 Asia Riverprize.

The Pasig River’s victory is the victory of the Philippines and every Filipino who works hard and shares the same vision of saving our waterways and the environment. It will be the triumph of all who believe that the dream of a clean and alive Pasig River.

Barapido,the newest online platform to shop for local products.

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WHO ARE THEY?

Barapido is an online platform showcasing the best Philippine-made products. Their mission is to make these products accessible to anyone. It is now easy to buy your favourite local heritage products with just one click. This is the ultimate in convenience and speed, as Barapido brings products to your doorstep the next day.

There are many merchants who create really amazing products but have yet to figure out how to harness the power of digital. Barapido solves their major issues by providing end-to-end solutions. From online order management to warehousing, last mile delivery and collection, Barapido enables the digital transformation of SMEs.

Barapido was founded by Negros Holdings Management Corp., a company with proven track record in shipping & logistics. It has turned around struggling companies into highly profitable businesses under the leadership of its chairman, Mr. Sulficio Tagud Jr. In its venture into e-commerce, it aims to support SMEs in their digital transformation.

WHAT ARE THE AVAILABLE PRODUCTS IN BARAPIDO?

Barapido offers wide array of exciting, excellent and high-quality products that are proudly produced in the Philippines by our chosen merchants nationwide. These products are not normally found in supermarket chains or malls. Categories include Food products like snacks, beverage & spirits, pantry items, healthy products. Non-food products include personal care items, spa products, home and kids products.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR MY ORDER TO BE DELIVERED?

Barapido created a comprehensive delivery solution for your needs. Customer may opt to avail the below delivery options:

Same Day Delivery – cut-off at 12noon; delivery within the day (2-6 pm, Metro Manila only)
Next Day Delivery – cut-off at 5pm; delivery next day (8am to 12noon)

HOW MUCH IS THE SHIPPING FEE?

Promo from September 1-31, fixed shipping
Same Day Delivery – P85 (Metro Manila)
Next Day Delivery – P65 (Metro Manila)

HOW TO ORDER?

Their order system is made easy for each customer. With just a few clicks, you can quickly recieve your product depending on your prefered delivery date.

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PAYMENT OPTIONS

COD (cash-on-delivery)
Credit Card
Debit Card

CSR INITIATIVES

Barapido founders have a long history of doing good while doing well. It participates in feeding programs for the marginalized sector and supports initiatives in education, entrepreneurship & environment.

Barapido has partnered with Sabrina’s Soup Kitchen, feeding children at the Missionaries of the Poor and Art Relief Mobile Kitchen, a feeding response team of artists, chefs & volunteers during calamities and relief operations.

The CSR component of Barapido is an integral part of its business model. For every transaction made on its platform, it sets aside some amount to support its advocacies.

You may start checking out their site at Barapido.com.