November 18, 2018

Davao Bloggers Society at Tap N Play
TAP N PLAY, a new arcade in Davao City just opened its doors to the public last November 11 at the NCCC Mall Buhangin. It's the first arcade to offer "tap and play" technology to gamers and cardholders and they can finally say, "No More Swiping!".

You'll use a reloadable game card to play any of the 42 arcade machines. It's conveniently smart because you can track your records and earned points by just tapping it to the machines. Also, your points will go straight to the card so no more printed coupons or tokens to count.

Tap N Play card

The arcade has International partners who helped build this gaming hub. Sacoa Entertainment is an Argentina-based company that pioneered the entertainment center industry with over 50 years of excellent experience. And Primetime Amusement that specializes in selling and renting of arcade machines and simulators based from the US.

Here are the available arcade machines inside TAP N PLAY.









Put your gears on and get ready for a fun time with friends or family here at TAP N PLAY.


Location: 4th Floor, NCCC Mall Buhangin


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.

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 2, 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