Sunday, April 18, 2021

BDO and American Express Brings Shop Small to the Philippines

To enable shoppers to demonstrate their support for local businesses, BDO and American Express launch a special Shop Small offer of 5x Rewards* for transactions made at participating Shop Small retailers using BDO-issued American Express Cards from March 15 to June 30, 2021.

With over 1,000 merchant locations, ranging from retail shops, restaurants, and specialty stores, reward points earned can be used to redeem a reward of choice from a selection of gift certificates, gadgets, appliances, air miles, and more.

BDO and its affiliate American Express teamed up to help local companies, which were among those who have been hit the hardest by the pandemic. American Express is introducing its global Shop Small movement to the Philippines through this alliance.

“Together with BDO, we are bringing Shop Small to the Philippines to lend our support to local businesses. They are such an important part of our lives, and they have been particularly affected by the pandemic,” said Sanjiv Malhotra, Vice President and General Manager, Global Network Services, South East Asia and South Pacific, American Express. “We want to play our part to support them and we hope our Shop Small movement encourages everyone to support their local businesses.”

Started in 2010 in the United States, American Express’ Shop Small is a movement to celebrate the contributions local businesses make to their communities and the economy, and to encourage shoppers to support them. Since then, it has been introduced in countries around the world including Singapore, Australia, the UK, India and Japan.

“Shop Small is one of the ways we can support local businesses in the country,” said Ma. Nannette R. Regala, BDO Senior Vice President and Consumer Banking-Marketing Head. “With this initiative, we’re encouraging Filipino shoppers to do their share and help small and medium enterprises bounce back. Every spend can help make a difference.”

To learn more about the Shop Small movement and view the complete list of partner merchants, visit

*Terms & Conditions apply.

Friday, April 16, 2021

TECNO Mobile Sparks Up Your Summer With Engaging Livestreams And Overflowing Giveaways

Two fun-filled online events are coming your way, featuring local celebrities, and over 300 giveaways including TECNO Mobile’s Spark 6 Go and Spark 6 Air smartphones! 

Who is Fola Global and what are its Products

Yesterday, I was able to attend the soft launch and introduction of FOLA Global Inc. It is a revolutionary and sustainable multi-level marketing Filipino company that distributes high-quality science-based health products. Founded by entrepreneurs David Lui, Fred Hui, Jerwin Operio, and Dr. Adrian Ng— it aims to lead in creating a rewarding financial opportunity for independent associates, shareholders, and employees.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

BDO wins Philippine Quill Awards for effective communications

BDO received an Excellence Award in the Social Media Programs category for engaging with TikTokers, an emerging set of online influencers, to start conversations about its BDO Remit videos on the social media platform as well as help bring joy to overseas Filipinos and their beneficiaries at home.

5 Reinvented Instant Noodle Recipes To Try For Your Perfect #SummerEats

You can find just about any flavor of instant noodles to satisfy your taste buds, from spicy to seafood, and even cheese. There are also instant versions of favorite noodle dishes from around the world, including ramen, laksa, and soba. Whether as a quick snack or an easy meal on a busy day, instant noodles is a favorite food of many people, regardless of age, gender or nationality. So TikTok brings you instant noodles like you've never seen before!

Monday, April 05, 2021

Gov't must accelerate vaccine rollout to jumpstart economic recovery - BDO

With the continuous rise of the COVID -19 infection in the country,, the government considers extending the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in the so-called NCR Plus bubble until April 18 so as to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Thus, vaccine distribution must be accelerated to help jumpstart a sluggish economy.