November 12, 2018

The biggest flip-flop customization event is back and just in time for the holiday season! This year, Make Your Own Havaianas will take you to the Wilderness of Joy!

Make Your Own Havaianas 2018

Enjoy different options to customize your own pair of flip-flops with a variety of pins that will make you smile. Stick a palm tree, a smiley face, or even a slice of pizza on to your straps to get that good vibes. A commemorative rainbow pin is good too, where part of the proceeds go to Save the Children - a non-profit organization that provides relief and support to children in developing countries.

Make Your Own Havaianas 2018

Make Your Own Havaianas 2018

Make Your Own Havaianas 2018

Make Your Own Havaianas 2018

This year’s commemorative sole features a re-imagined version of the camo pattern with banana leaves against a deep blue background. Fun and dramatic all in one! This event also debuts a commemorative slim strap. Covered in the same print as the sole, it can be matched
with multitude of colors for an eclectic chic look.

Make Your Own Havaianas is happening on November 16 to 20 at All Flip-Flops Abreeza and on November 22 to 25 at SM Lanang Premier. Let Havaianas give you a wildly great time this November!

For more information, follow @havaianasphilippines on Facebook and @havaianasphils on Instagram and Twitter.

November 10, 2018

Ligo continued to showcase their products in their latest regional event presented as "Kaon Ta'g Ligo, Davao" last October 11 at Rekado Filipino Comfort Cuisine. They also introduced their newest brand executives, siblings Mikko Tung, Mark Tung, and Macky Tung along with their brand ambassador, Tom Rodriguez.
Ligo Executives Tung Brothers and Tom Rodriguez
Mark Tung (Vice President of Sales), Macky Tung (Advertising Manager), Mikko Tung (Vice President of Production), Chef  Pauline Benedicto, and tom Rodriguez

Ligo Executives Tung Brothers and Tom Rodriguez

Ligo Ambassador Tom Rodriguez

Ligo Ambassador Tom Rodriguez

To showcase their beloved sardine products, they served the media and bloggers Ligo Sardine-infused dishes prepared by Rekado's Chef Pauline Benedicto.

Odong with lemon and dill

Sardines Skillet with Mozzarella Cheese

Pompano Fillet

“We are excited that more Mindanaoans are discovering the delicious taste of our Ligo Sardines and other products. Because of their warm reception to the recent #LigoLami campaign, our brand was able to expand its presence and market share, following decades of memorable dining moments with Filipinos nationwide,” said Mikko Tung.

Earlier this year, the “Maka-higugma Nga Lami” Ligo commercial featuring brand ambassador Tom Rodriguez took over the Mindanao online sphere. It generated more than 750,000 of combined views, reactions, and comments on social media.

Individuals, students, bands, and choir groups alike shared their love for Ligo and the online video. Their own playful TVC parodies and musical covers further pushed the campaign’s success in the region.

Ligo has been in the Philippines since 1954 and is committed to nourishing the lives of Filipinos by offering quality and affordable food products. “It’s a great time to boost our performance in Mindanao. Rest assured that we will continue to reveal new and exciting plans for our customers in the south,” added Tung.

For more details on Ligo products and easy recipes, visit
Check out their latest posts at and @ligosardinesph on Instagram.

November 9, 2018

We're in for a surprise this year as Starbucks released 4 exclusive items this holiday! Here are the Starbucks 2019 Planners and Travel Organizers. These are beautifully crafted and inspired by the energy and emotion of handcrafted interaction.


There are two colors to choose from; Espresso and Milk. Each planner has a canvas cover with metallic gold and copper stamping. You'll see great artwork on each page. Vouchers are also available for you to enjoy and share with friends or family. Each comes with a canvas pouch in mint green or mustard colors and a limited edition Starbucks card.
Starbucks 2019 Planner

Starbucks 2019 Planner

Starbucks 2019 Planner

Travel Organizers

The newest addition to their exclusive items this year. They are available in two colors; Dark Teal and Sienna. It comes with a classic design in leather and a golden zipper to keep your valuables safe. You can put your pens, cards, cords, and even your mobile phone. It also comes with a journal with plain white sheets so you can write freely on it. And you'll get a limited Starbucks card too!
Starbucks 2019 Travel Organizer

Starbucks 2019 Travel Organizer

Starbucks 2019 Travel Organizer

Special Edition Starbucks Cards

Starbucks 2019 Cards

Each planner or travel organizer comes with a special edition Starbucks card. Inspired by the mystery of the Siren and the magic of how a well-roasted bean and a perfect brew can make a great cup of coffee. You still need to activate this card by loading it with at least P500.




1. Promotion starts on November 2, 2018. Stickers may be collected starting November 2, 2018 to January 7, 2019.

2. A customer can avail of the paper promo card with no purchase requirement from any Starbucks store in the Philippines within the Promo Period.

3. One (1) sticker is awarded for any Tall, Grande or Venti Starbucks® handcrafted beverage purchase EXCEPT short size and bottled beverages.

4. A customer must accumulate a total of eighteen (18) stickers to redeem one (1) Limited Edition Starbucks Philippines 2019 Planner or Starbucks Philippines Travel Organizer.

5. A combination of up to two (2) paper promo cards will be allowed. Excess paper stickers for combined paper promo cards will be forfeited.

6. Once eighteen (18) stickers are collected, the customer must submit the Paper Promo Card/s to redeem a Reward.

7. Redemption of Reward will be from November 2, 2018 to March 8, 2019, at any Starbucks store in the Philippines.

9. Customer may choose from the available planner designs or travel organizer designs at the store at the time of redemption.

10. Tampering with and/or transferring of paper stickers to obtain the required number of stickers will render all paper promo cards null and void.


1. A registered My Starbucks Rewards® customer can also participate by opting-in the promo and agreeing to the complete promo mechanics through the Starbucks Philippines Mobile App. Only one (1) My Starbucks Rewards® can be used per transaction.

2. Once the customer is opted-in the promo, an e-promo card will be issued and can be viewed through the Mobile App homepage. The customer will only be eligible for an e-sticker for each purchase of any Tall, Grande or Venti Starbucks handcrafted beverage using the Mobile App. The e-sticker will be awarded automatically once the Mobile App purchase is final.

3. The awarded e-sticker cannot be converted to a paper sticker throughout the Promo Period. Similarly, an awarded paper sticker cannot be converted to an e-sticker.

4. Every eighteen (18) e-stickers collected will automatically earn one (1) Reward voucher on the Mobile App e-promo card. A Reward voucher is equivalent to one (1) Limited Edition Starbucks Coffee 2019 Planner or Starbucks Coffee Travel Organizer.

5. A customer can collect multiple Reward vouchers within the Promo Period. The e-promo card will contain all accumulated e-stickers and Rewards vouchers.

6. The customer can redeem a Reward by informing the Barista and scanning the Mobile App barcode. Screenshot or printout of the Mobile App barcode to redeem a Reward will not be accepted.

7. Stores that are offline will not be able to award e-stickers and process redemption of a Reward. Eligible offline Mobile App transactions will automatically be awarded e- stickers within seven (7) working days.

8. Starbucks reserves the right to make necessary adjustments to and/or suspend the registered My Starbucks Rewards® account of the customer without prior notice if Starbucks reasonably discovers transaction/s found to be unauthorized, fraudulent or otherwise unlawful.

For the complete terms and conditions, visit

Watch the complete Starbucks 2018 Holiday promo and collection on Ria Jose's vlog on YouTube. Please subscribe!


November 1, 2018

Starbucks Philippines Holiday 2018

It's that time of the year again and everyone is excited for the Starbucks Holiday Promo and Collection. Welcoming the best season of the year with delicious beverages, festive eats, and exclusive items. This year at Starbucks, the blend is the magic - it's where all the things we love about the season come together to make our holiday experience extra special.

Sips of Cheer

For this season, there will be 2 returning favorites and 1 new flavor that you'll surely add on your list of favorites.

Starbucks Philippines Holiday 2018

Toffee Nut Crunch Latte

Toffee Nut Crunch Latte

Ring in the Christmas season with the subtle caramelly sweetness of Starbucks® Toffee Nut Crunch Latte, topped with whipped cream and toffee crunch. The rich buttery toffee flavors and aroma of toasted nuts make the perfect partner for Starbucks® espresso roast.

Available in hot, iced and blended format.

Tall – ₱ 175 | Grande ₱ 190 | Venti ₱ 205

Peppermint Mocha

Peppermint Mocha

Indulge in the traditional holiday flavors of Peppermint Mocha, a combination of espresso and steamed milk sweetened with flavors of chocolate and peppermint. Topped with whipped cream, mocha drizzle and candy cane pieces, this festive beverage is just too good to resist!
Available in hot, iced and blended format.

Tall – ₱ 175 | Grande ₱ 190 | Venti ₱ 205

Snowy Cranberry Mocha

Our signature espresso combined with steamed milk and a toasty white chocolate sauce, then topped with whipped cream and festive cranberry sugar sprinkles.

Available in hot, iced and blended format.

Tall – ₱ 175 | Grande ₱ 190 | Venti ₱ 205

Festive Eats

Start your days merry with treats that go perfectly with the Starbucks holiday beverages.

Vanilla Blueberry Cake

Vanilla Blueberry Cake

Layers of light vanilla cake and blueberry compote finished with milky cream frosting and blueberry cookie crumble. ₱175/ slice ₱1,575/whole

Chocolate Oat Cheesecake

Chocolate Oat Cheesecake

Layers of creamy dark chocolate, milk chocolate and vanilla white cheesecake on a chocolate oat crust. ₱195/ slice ₱2,145/whole

Cranberry Pistachio Turkey Flat Bread

Cranberry Pistachio Turkey Flat Bread

Cranberries and pistachio flatbread topped with chicken, turkey sausage, spinach and cheese. ₱105

Baked Cheese Tart

Baked Cheese Tart

Buttery and flaky crust filled with velvety cream cheese and finished with sugar glazed drizzle. ₱75

Baked Burrito

Baked Burrito

A tortilla bowl filled with a heart and flavorful Mexican flavor rice dish. ₱185

Starbucks Cards

Celebrate the joy and magic of the season with our newest Snowman Card, Holiday Tree Card and the Maligayang Pasko Card. Available each for an initial activation amount of ₱300 per card. And a die cut card for an initial activation amount of P1,000.

Starbucks Christmas Cards 2018

Available in all stores starting November 2, 2018.

This Christmas, the blend is the magic at Starbucks - a blend of cheerful music, décor and service to inspire moments of connection, a blend of styles, cultures and traditions to bring the common joy of the season, and a blend of espresso, flavor, care and attention in each cup to deliver a holiday moment just for you.


Visit Ria Joe's vlog on DiyosaLife TV for the complete details of their holiday collection. Don't forget to subscribe!

Press Release from Starbucks Marketing


September 17, 2018

Starbucks Philippines Celestial Siren Collection Jexx Hingo

The Siren has been Starbucks enduring logo inviting customers inside their stores across the world since 1971. The two-tailed siren was taken from a Norse woodcut from an old maritime book. Paying homage to the seafaring history of Seattle as a port city and the journey of coffee itself.

Starbucks Two-tailed Siren

Starbucks reimagines the biggest symbol of its brand by releasing their limited-edition Anniversary Collection featuring the "Celestial Beauty of the Undersea". Showing artworks with the siren swimming in a sea of stars.

As for its Anniversary Blend which started in 1996 to commemorate its 25th year, Starbucks celebrates its legacy of coffee roasting, blending expertise and craftsmanship with a bold fusion of aged Sumatra, Papua New Guinea and Indonesian coffees blended together and roasted. The result is a complex and full-bodied cup with spicy and earthy flavors that surprises with each sip. Available in whole bean and VIA® format.

Starbucks Philippines Celestial Siren Collection Jexx Hingo

Anniversary Merchandise

This might be the best collection they have yet! Designed with deep-sea elements, cool shades of blue and white with hints of copper.

Starbucks Philippines Celestial Siren Collection Jexx Hingo

Starbucks Philippines Celestial Siren Collection Jexx Hingo

Starbucks Philippines Celestial Siren Collection Jexx Hingo

Starbucks Philippines Celestial Siren Collection Jexx Hingo

Anniversary Blend Card

Another tribute to the mythical sea creature is the limited edition Anniversary Blend Card that features the siren’s blue-green tail with copper-gold detailing that comes with a minimum activation of ₱500.

Starbucks Philippines Celestial Siren Collection Jexx Hingo

Through the years, the siren has continuously transformed along with Starbucks growing global community. When the company revamped itself into a coffeehouse in 1987, its muse was coloured an emerald green and given a more contemporary look.

In 1992, the logo was zoomed in on the siren, focusing on her wavy locks and warm smile with just hints of her two tails. Eventually, 2011 ushered the biggest change yet as the siren broke away from her circle and became the icon that we all know today. Now, she remains the welcoming face of Starbucks, pulling in coffee-lovers with her enigmatic smile.

Like Starbucks Philippines’ Facebook page for more details


Thanks for dropping by and have a great day! - Jexx

September 10, 2018

Calling all Westlife fans in Mindanao! Shane Filan of Westlife is visiting and will have a concert in Davao City for the first time! You read it right, the lead singer of the famous 90's boyband from Ireland will be in Davao for a concert at the SMX Convention Center in SM Lanang Premier.
Shane Filan live in davao westlife jexx hinggo

Get to see and hear him live singing their famous hits like "Uptown Girl", "Swear It Again", "If I Let You Go", "World Of Our Own", "My Love", "Beautiful in White", and a lot more. He will be joined by Jed Madela and Morissette Amon.

Shane Filan has been busy with his solo career producing his third album, "Love Always". And has been touring around Asia for concerts.

"This is the first time I have put live tracks on the album. I go on tour so much now that I thought it would be nice to include something that people haven’t had before. There will also be two new songs which I wrote before Christmas and I am so proud of them. ‘Back to you’ is the new single and a song I am very close to. The track is about being on the road the whole time and being separated from those you love. You do it because it’s part of the job but you realize how much you miss the family."

Currently, he's one of UK and Ireland's most popular male solo artists and he has no plans of slowing down. "There’s nothing that makes me happier than singing and being on stage,” he says, “It’s something I am very proud of and it’s what I want to be doing for the rest of my life.”

I'm a big fan of Westlife and I stan Shane Filan since then, so I am in cloud nine thinking I'll be seeing him in person here in Davao City. 

Tickets are now available!

  • Upper Level of SM Lanang Premier Atrium (Near the entrance of SM Supermarket)
  • Cafe Demitasse (F. Torres St.)
  • Union Market at Azuela Cove.
  • Wiltelcom at SM City Davao (2nd Level, Annex Bldng).
  • Wiltelcom at Gaisano Mall Davao (3rd Level)
  • The Gentleman's Lounge, Loyola Street Bo. Obrero or
  • or call (02) 470-2222

For Ticket Info: 0922 6950284 or 0956 7267671. This concert is brought to us by Wilbros Live

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August 30, 2018

On September 12, expect Apple to introduce their newest iPhones! Here's an exclusive first look at the new iPhone XS. It comes in 2 sizes, a 5.8 inch (same as the iPhone X) and in a bigger 6.5 inches OLED screen. Both iPhones will come out in gold color for the first time.

Watch this video from EverythingApplePro on YouTube to get a glimpse of the iPhone XS.