World Milk Day: Robinsons Supermarket donates P100,000 worth of milk products

In celebration of World Milk Day, Robinsons Supermarket is spreading the goodness of the healthy drink by enabling its customers and brand partners to donate milk towards the nutrition of children beneficiaries with its “Share a Glass of Milk” campaign.

To kickstart this initiative, officials of Robinsons Supermarket and its partners have donated P100,000 worth of milk products to kids and officials from Right Start Community Development Inc. The said organization provides an after-school development program for underprivileged kids, aged 4 to 14 yearsold.

“This donation represents our strong commitment to promote and safeguard the nutrition of every member of the family, especially the children, who with every glass of milk consumed brings them a step closer to health and wellness,” said Jody Gadia, the supermarket chain’s general manager, during the turnover ceremony held recently at Robinsons Place Pioneer in Mandaluyong City.

Robinsons Supermarket is the first grocery chain in the country to celebrate World Milk Day.

From now until June 15, Robinsons Supermarket’s Share a Glass of Milk campaign enables shoppers to donate a glass of milk for every P250 purchase of participating milk products.With every P300 single-receipt purchase of participating Alaska Milk products, customers can also get a chance to win a P100,000 Asia tour package. Participating products include Alaska Powdered Milk, Alaska Condensed and Evaporated Milk, Alaska UHT Fresh Milk, Alaska Choco Snack Pack, and Alaska Crema Asada.
Robinsons Supermarket and its customers joined hands to provide P100,000 worth of milk products to Right Start kids.

Robinsons Supermarket and Right Start officials, together with their kids, celebrate World Milk Day by sharing and drinking glasses of milk.

From now until June 15, Robinsons Supermarket customers can donate a glass of milk to needy children by purchasingP250 worth of participating milk products.

Robinsons Supermarket also celebrates its wellness commitment by creating fun activities that promote healthy bonding activities. From June 9-10, families and their kids can enjoy different activities in the Share a Glass Milk Festival at the Atrium of Robinsons Supermarket Cloverleaf in Balintawak, Quezon City.

Find out more about Robinsons Supermarket’s wellness campaign and other activities at their official website at or like their Facebook page at

Jollibee Family Values Awards continues to recognize and empower exemplary Filipino families

In the past seven years, Jollibee has been recognizing exemplary Filipino families with outstanding advocacies through the Jollibee Family Values Awards (JFVA). Last year, nine awardees joined the growing roster of 54 families,igniting an exciting new chapter in their lives.

Almost a year later, the families continue to embark on their journeys and advocacies with more passion and zeal than ever before.

“The JFVA title served as a morale booster and further inspired a desire in us to accomplish an equal feat, if not surpass it. It became a driving force to reach out to help more of our lesser fortunate province mates using the ‘gift of two arms’," shared Ramon, head of the Dicksonfamily who conducts dental and medical missions in far-flung Abravillages.

Now, the Dickson family continues to help the underprivileged in their region by involving other organizations such as the Philippine Red Cross-Abra Chapter and the Provincial Advisory Council of the Philippine National Police, to propose more activities for the people of Abra and to further improve the lives of their advocacy constituents.

The Felix family also continues to conduct eye check-ups for military personnel. Through their 20/20 vision program, the JFVA family awardee, to date,has provided free eyeglasses to a total of 1,797 military personnel and has continuously conducted eye missions across different military bases, including the Mactan Airbase in Cebu and Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija.

For the Mallari family, the moving force behind Silid Aralan, Inc., it was all about expansion. “JFVA actually inspired us to continue what we have started and dream more to reach out to those kids who need our assistance,” Arci Mallari shared.

From initially reaching 300 kids, their bigger dream was achieved as they now reach 1,300 kids through newly-built learning hubs from Luzon to Mindanao, across Region 1, CAR, 3, 4A, NCR, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12 and 13 (Caraga).

The Castro family from San Jose, California also sends their help to children from across the globe in the form of books and other educational materials through their Children’s Health Education Fund Foundation. In 2017 alone, they were able to ship129 balikbayan boxes full of books and extended their aid to other JFVA co-awardees. 

The JFVA has opened a lot of doors to many of the winners as all of the families utilized their cash prizes to further their advocacies.The JFVA title has also served as a proof of the credibility of their organizations, resulting in increased donations, volunteers and benefactors, and most importantly, a source of inspiration.

This year, Jollibee once again aims to search for these inspiring stories and empower the families behind them to further upraise their advocacies through the 8th Jollibee Family Values Awards. The award-winning program continues to honor Filipino families here and abroad who choose to be great for others and best exemplify positive Filipino family values.

Exemplary Filipino families may be nominated based on: relevance and impact of their advocacy in addressing the community’s pressing needs, long-term sustainability, magnitude of the advocacy’s contribution to the community, family members’ degree of involvement and participation, and ability to surpass challenges and special circumstances.

Those who wish to nominate model families—including their own—must accomplish a nomination form which can be downloaded at, and answer a questionnaire that will establish the nominees’ suitability and eligibility. 

Entries may be sent via mail to the 8thJollibee Family Values Awards, Stratworks, Inc., 2/F Zaragoza Building, 102 Gamboa St., Legaspi Village, Makati City. Completed nomination forms may alsobe emailed The deadline for submission of nomination forms is on July 15, 2018.

Five outstanding Filipino families will be recognized as grand winners of the Jollibee Family Values Awards and will receive a P300,000 cash prize, trophy designed by renowned sculptor Michael Cacnio, and P10,000 worth of Jollibee gift certificates.

An overseas Filipino worker family will receive the OFW Family of the Year award with a P300,000 cash prize, a Michael Cacnio-designed trophy, and P5,000 worth of Jollibee gift certificates.

There will also be special citation awards for families with education, environment, children, persons with disabilities, minority groups, agriculture, or youth empowerment as their advocacies. Each awardee will get a P50,000 cash prize, a plaque of recognition, and Jollibee gift certificates.

Find out more about the 8thJollibee Family Values Awards and its different activities at or like the JFVA Facebook page at

Stock up on your kids’ favorite treats with the Samsung Twin Cooling Refrigerator

Children burn a lot of energy during vacation season. As they play all day at home or with their friends outside, they need adequate nourishment to make the most out of their summer. Pretty soon, they’ll be heading back to school, too, and will need extra fuel to keep up with all the activities. 

Keep your kids invigorated and happy with yummy, nutritious, and easy-to-make treats. To make snack time more engaging, let them choose the ingredients and help out with cooking, too. Spend more quality bonding moments with them and make healthy living exciting and enjoyable. 

Here are some things you can stock up on as the season winds down and gives way to another eventful school year. Store them in the Samsung Twin Cooling Refrigerator so you can make fresh and flavorful snacks for your kids any time. 

  1. Fresh and juicy fruits
    1. Assemble a sweet “pizza” by placing sliced pineapples, kiwis, grapes, or your fruits of choice on top of a big slice of watermelon. Alternatively, you can skewer some of the slices to create colorful kebabs.
    2. Blend fruits together to make a smoothie, or pour that into various molds to create cute ice pops. 
    3. The Samsung Twin Cooling Refrigerator is built with two evaporators that manage the fridge and freezer separately, providing up to 70% humidity, so your ingredients stay fresh without drying out. 
  2. Grains, nuts, and seeds
    1. Oatmeal is a versatile ingredient that can be transformed into a variety of snacks. You can mix it with fruit bits, or nuts such as almonds or cashews, to create granola bars, cookies, or muesli. 
    2. Chia seeds and flaxseeds are dense in protein and essential nutrients, giving that added energy boost. You can add this in small amounts to your oatmeal bowls or smoothies.
    3. Place these ingredients in airtight containers before storing them in the fridge. The optimal temperature inside the Samsung Twin Cooling Refrigerator will keep them crunchy and tasty for months.     
  3. Sweet substitutes
    1. Make your fruity treats and fiber-rich bowls creamier and tastier with yogurt, honey, peanut butter, and other sugar alternatives. They can act as a simple dip for apple or pear slices, or you can explore more creative recipes.
    2. For example, you can blend strawberries and yogurt together, pop the mix in the freezer, and come up with dairy-free “ice cream.” Honey and peanut butter can serve as a sweet binder for oatmeal-based pastries.
    3. The Samsung Twin Cooling Refrigerator is built with two handy features to help you create these refreshing treats at the touch of a button: Power Cool quickly chills food and drinks, while Power Freeze reduces the time it takes to bring food to an ice-cold temperature.
  1. Fish and poultry
    1. Keep a supply of fresh salmon, tilapia, or chicken in your freezer for the busy weekdays ahead. These foods are easy to cook and incorporate into many different recipes. 
    2. Not only are they incredibly versatile and delicious, fish and chicken are also excellent sources of protein, and thus make the perfect baonfor your kids.
    3. With two separate evaporators for the fridge and freezer, the Samsung Twin Cooling Refrigerator keeps food odors from mixing, so your frozen meats retain their original flavor.
It’s easy to store these items and keep them in pristine condition with the Samsung Twin Cooling Refrigerator.

Aside from keeping your food fresher for 2x longer, it also allows you to control your fridge and freezer separately with the Smart Conversion feature.You can choose from 5 different modes depending on your needs.. Among them, a crowd favorite is Fridge Max Mode, which converts your freezer for more fridge space. Users also enjoy Vacation Mode, which switches the fridge off and keeps the freezer running – perfect for that last-minute family vacationwhen you’ll be gone for long periods of time and need to make sure your food is preserved while you’re away.

With such innovative features, the Samsung Twin Cooling Refrigerator guarantees to keep your food fresh for up to two times longer, ensuring less waste, fewer trips to the grocery, and more quality time with loved ones.

The Samsung Twin Cooling Refrigerator is available at authorized Samsung dealers nationwide. For more details, visit the Samsung Facebook page or visit