Medicard McKinley, Taguig City Branch Now Open

MediCard Philippines, a leading HMO provider in the country, brings their innovative clinical services to residents of Taguig with the opening of its new clinic in McKinley Hill. Aside from consultation services for general medicine, paediatrics, OB-GYN and ENT, the new MediCard clinic in McKinley Hills also offers laboratory and ancillary services and imaging services (x-ray and ultrasound). 

Photo shows (L-R) motivational speaker and management trainer Anthony Pangilinan with his wife, actress and TV host Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan; MediCard assistant medical director Catherine Jimenez; and MediCard president and medical director Dr. Nicky Montoya.

The new MediCard clinic, which is also open to non-members, is located at Retail 6, G/F Morgan Suites Executive Residences, McKinley Hill, Taguig City and can be reached at tel. nos. 886-5285 to 86.

Baskin-Robbins Now Open In Glorietta 5

Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops, opened its 5th store at the Ground Floor, Glorietta 5, Ayala Center, Makati.

“We want to bring the happiness that comes with every scoop of Baskin-Robbins to as many people as possible. As we open our new store in Glorietta 5, more ice cream lovers can enjoy our delicious, world-famous ice cream and frozen treats,” said Michael Dargani, IceDream, Inc. president.  

Under its exclusive licensee in the Philippines, IceDream Inc., the new Baskin-Robbins branch is the brand’s 2nd store in Makati, with the first branch currently located in Greenbelt 5. The newly-opened store features the brand’s latest shop design highlighting its popular pink and blue colors in a bright and modern style. Large format graphics of mouthwatering shots of ice cream adorn the walls with a particularly eye catching shot of an ice cream cone with several scoops piled up high in a variety of attractive and appetizing colors. Prominently situated at the entrance of Glorietta 5 mall, the store can’t be missed from the street level making it easy for passers by to grab a scoop, beverage, fresh pack or cake with ease and convenience.

Baskin-Robbins Glorietta 5 offers its famous selection of 31 unique ice cream flavors including Jamoca Almond Fudge, Strawberry Cheesecake and Mint Chocolate Chip alongside seasonal favorites such as Movie Theatre Popcorn, Chocolate Trilogy and one of the brand’s original flavors when it first opened in 1945 – Old Fashioned Butter Pecan. There is also a new limited edition flavor, Candy Carnival that has kids lining up to experience popping candy in their ice cream! 

Apart from Baskin-Robbins’ signature 31 ice cream flavors, the new Glorietta 5 ice cream shop also serves a delicious range of frozen delights including ice cream cakes, milkshakes, and sundaes.

Baskin-Robbins was founded in 1945 in Glendale, California by Burton Baskin and Irvine Robbins, ice cream enthusiasts and brothers-in-law, whose passion inspired what is now the world's largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. As of 2013, Baskin-Robbins has 7,300 shops in nearly 50 countries, with the U.S. having the largest

number with 2,500 ice cream stores. Today, Baskin-Robbins is the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty stores, serving over 300 million customers each year worldwide.

Baskin-Robbins’ Glorietta 5 opens to the public from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. from Sunday to Thursday and 10 a.m. to 1 a.m. from Friday to Saturday.

For more details about Baskin-Robbins, visit their website or check out their Facebook (, Twitter and Instagram (baskinrobbinsph) accounts.

Bake Using Artisanal Chocolates - Villa del Conte Chocolate Bars

Give your baked goodies a delightful twist with premium artisanal chocolates from Villa del Conte. Villa del Conte’s 500g chocolate bars offer a generous amount of rich and exciting flavors to make your favorite recipes even better. You may choose between the fine milk chocolate and 50% dark chocolate flavors for truly luscious cakes, cookies, pastries, dips and many more.

To get your very own chocolate bars, visit Villa del Conte stores at Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, Shangri-la Mall, Resorts World, Alabang Town Center, and Robinson’s Magnolia. For bulk orders, please contact 893-2575 or 621-6101. Go to to know more about Villa del Conte, or  follow them on Facebook:, Instagram: and Twitter:

Go Banana Crazy At McDonald's Minions-Themed Desserts & Snack Combos

The Minions are back and they have officially taken over McDonald’s!

A full Minions experience awaits, as Kevin, Stuart, and Bob, stars of the Minions Movie, bring us the Minions Banana Festival. Get ready to go bananas every time you enter a McDonald’s store with the new Minions Happy Meal toys —10 Minions collectibles now available in-store— and the Minions Combos featuring an array of Minions-themed desserts.

Pair a classic like McDonald’s World Famous Fries with the all-new Minions-themed desserts and you get the perfect snack combination for you and your friends. Try the new Honey Banana McFloat, a sweet and refreshing banana and honey flavored drink topped with vanilla soft serve, through the Minions Medium Fries ‘N McFloat Combo for only Php65.

In the mood for a McFlurry? Go for the Minions Medium Fries ‘N McFlurry Combo for only Php95. You have a choice between two new and exciting McFlurry flavors. Discover the Banana McFlurry with Oreo where a classic gets a banana-licious twist, as banana flavor is mixed with Oreo bits in vanilla soft serve. You can also have the Banana Crumble McFlurry, made with crushed graham and banana flavor blended in creamy vanilla soft serve.

Just like Kevin, Stuart, and Bob, great things come in threes and so do our Minions Combos. So grab your friends and enjoy the Minions BFF Fries ‘N McFloat Combo (Php165) or the Minions BFF Fries ‘N McFlurry Combo (Php225).

McDonald’s is also introducing the Minions Banana McDip, a delicious vanilla soft serve covered in banana-flavored dip on a blue wafer cone—one of the cutest dessert items you’ll ever see and taste for only Php15.

Head over to McDonald’s to see the Minions Movie come to life! Bring the entire family or barkada and find a Minions treat for everyone. Minions Happy Meal and limited-edition menu offers are all available in McDonald’s stores nationwide.

Share your love for the Minions at McDonald’s via the official Facebook fan page,, or by tagging @McDo_PH to your sweet and funny McDo moments on Twitter or Instagram. #MinionsAtMcDo

See how you can go banana-crazy at McDo!


Minions Banana Festival

Combos perfect for Kevin, Stuart and Bob or for you and your friends to share! Choose from:
1.       Minions Medium Fries and McFloat Combo (Php65)
2.       Minions Medium Fries and McFlurry Combo (Php95)
3.       Minions BFF Fries and McFloat Combo (Php165)
4.       Minions BFF Fries and McFlurry Combo (Php225)

Minions McDip (Php15)
Delicious vanilla soft serve covered in banana-flavored dip on a blue wafer cone—the cutest McDip you’ll ever see (and taste)!
Banana McFlurry with Oreo (Php50)
A classic gets a banana-licious twist as banana flavor is mixed with Oreo bits in vanilla soft serve.

Banana Crumble McFlurry (Php50)
Crushed graham and banana flavor blended in creamy vanilla soft serve—a certified Minions favorite!

Honey Banana McFloat (Php27)
A sweet and refreshing mixture of banana and honey flavor and Sprite topped with vanilla soft serve—perfect for Minions and villains alike!

3 Quick And Smart Tips In Preparing Kids' Lunch

School season is coming, and with it comes the task that often falls on moms’ shoulders: preparing their kids’ school stuff, especially their packed lunch.

It’s no simple chore – as children can be picky about what they eat. But here are a few tips from Solane, the country’s leading cooking gas, for making meals that the young ones will truly enjoy.

Make it delicious yet healthy. School children are at the growing age, and they need all the nutrition they can get for their bones, muscles, and brain, among other body parts to be developed. Moms need to make sure that the meals cover the “recommended dietary allowance” for the nutrients they need: from carbohydrates and protein to vitamins and minerals. Dishes should form a balanced diet: there should be portions of grains (typically rice and noodles), meat, and fruits and veggies, even oils.

A particularly hard part of introducing a healthy meal would be making the kids eat vegetables. Studies show that the habit is best learned by example, but because parents will not be in school to personally show the kids that greens are fun to eat, the key is to cook them in a child-friendly way, say, by cleverly pairing them with a siding or sauce that they already love. Examples would be boiled beans dipped in mayonnaise, tofu cubes rolled alongside ground beef in a tortilla wrap, or mushrooms slathered in cheese.

Make it colorful. The same way kids like their clothes, their toys, and their surroundings bursting with colors, kids will be more inclined to finish what’s on their plate if it looked enticing because of the different colors.

Plating is important to capture their imagination. Some of the garnishing items that also bring nutrients to the dish are carrots, cucumber, red or green bell peppers, celery, and pineapples. Make sure your pantry is well-stocked with these, to instantly bring color to your kid’s lunch!

Make it easy. Preparing the kids’ lunch doesn’t need to be a stressful activity. Indeed, food tastes best when it is cooked with love, by someone who is having fun!

To aid moms in cooking, there are many references for kid-friendly recipes online, including on Solane’s Facebook page. Solane has also developed an app called Solane Kitchen eMinder, a handly reminder tool for Solane LPG, food, and grocery. Moms can use it to keep track of the household’s Solane LPG consumption, to make sure they have enough fuel to prepare meals in the mornings. They can also take a photo of particular items, and enter such details as its expiry, or preparation requirements. Reminders to buy a new bottle of cooking oil, or to marinate meat, for example, can then be sent over Facebook or email.

Kids’ lunches for school are best cooked using a reliable source of cooking gas like Solane, a brand known for its mark of safety and quality. Order a Solane LPG tank today by calling Solane’s Hatid Bahay hotline number 887-5555 or visiting