Starbucks Bottled Frappuccino

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Starbucks Coffee Company is now making its ready-to-drink bottled coffees Starbucks Frappuccino® available in the Philippines, allowing its loyal customers to grab their favorite drink at any moment to lift their day. The Starbucks Frappuccino® range will be sold in Starbucks stores, bottled section of supermarkets and select convenience stores across the Philippines.

starbucks-bottled-frappuccinoStarbucks Bottled Frappuccino® coffees are delicious ready-to-drink beverages inspired by our original Starbucks coffeehouse Frappuccino® blended beverages. With the introduction of the ready-to-drink portfolio in Philippines, we are re-launching two of our classic flavors:

  • Starbucks Frappuccino® Coffee: A perfect blend of Starbucks® Arabica coffee and creamy milk. Inspired by the original Starbucks Coffee Frappuccino®. (? 120)
  • Starbucks Frappuccino® Mocha: A creamy blend of Starbucks® Arabica coffee and temptingly rich cocoa flavor. This pairing brings chocolate lovers to our coffeehouses every day. (? 120)

 “We have listened to our customers and it is exciting to see such popular demand for Starbucks coffee in the Philippines. Starbucks Bottled Frappuccino® coffee provides coffee lovers with new ways to enjoy their favorite drink on the go and we believe our ready-to-drink bottled coffees match the needs and taste preferences in Philippines,” said David Hanson, Vice President of China & Asia Pacific Channel Development, Starbucks Coffee Company. “Our ready-to-drink portfolio is authentic to the Starbucks unique coffee flavor profile and it demonstrates our commitment to bring quality coffee to customers outside of our coffeehouses.”

As an important extension of the Starbucks Experience, Bottled Frappuccino® is the perfect treat to delight, surprise and provide an uplifting part of our customers’ day. It will become the catalyst to inspire an even more fun and creative occasions for our customers to enjoy a shared moment of connection with their loved ones, family and friends.

Starbucks Bottled Frappuccino® will now be officially available in all Starbucks stores, selected supermarkets and convenience stores nationwide.

About Starbucks Philippines

December 4, 1997, the Philippines had its first taste of the Starbucks Experience with its very first branch at the 6750 Ayala Building in Makati City. Starbucks has since won the hearts of the Filipinos. The opening of the 6750 Ayala store marked an important milestone in our history – the Philippines became the third market to open outside North America. The tradition of warm hospitality, constant need for connection, and love for coffee – these are the qualities that make Starbucks Coffee and the Filipino people a great culture fit.

To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at

About Starbucks

Since 1971, Starbucks Corporation has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high quality Arabica coffee. Today, with coffeehouses around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our coffeehouses or online at

About Our Distributor Partner

RPG Distribution Services, Inc., headquartered in Pasig City will distribute and market Starbucks-branded premium coffee drinks. For more information and to learn more about RPG Distribution Services, Inc., please call (632) 570 7492.

Negros Trade Fair 2016

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Encounter Negros Island at the 31st Negros Trade Fair

            Experience what Negros is all about at the 31st Negros Trade Fair this coming September 14-18, 2016 at the Glorietta Activity Center. With the theme “Biodiversity In Tourism”, this 31st edition promises an even more extensive view of this glorious province and what it is to be Negrense.

Negros Trade Fair 2016 (1)Encounter the ingenuity and creativity of the Negrenses with the vast array of products ranging from household products, fashion items and accessories, furniture and furnishing, gifts, and décor, all tastefully created and meticulously crafted. 

Negros Trade Fair 2016 (4)Negros Trade Fair 2016 (1)Every year the members of the Association of Negros Producers ALWAYS outdo themselves, exceeding the already astronomical standard of quality and style that they achieved the previous year. Whether your 9 or 90, you’ll find that little (or LARGE, actually) piece that you just gotta have…whether for yourself or as a gift, you’ll surely find what’s just perfect.

 And, of course, who hasn’t heard of the raves about the wonderful assortment of tastes from Negros that would make anyone salivate? From the famed inasal to those little sweet “kakanins”, biscuits, and what have you….just a gastronomic delight!!! Plus, with the Slow Food Convivium of Negros Island, you’ll savor tastes that are so unlike the oily, greasy, UNHEALTHY fast food that floods the malls.

Negros Trade Fair 2016 (3)Negros Trade Fair 2016 (2)This is one of the few venues where you will find that there is food that can be both described as “delicious” as well as “healthy”.

            All this has always graced the Negros Trade Fairs of past and visiting has always been a wonderful experience for all the guests.

            But this year’s edition promises even more. Aligned with its theme, guests will see the bounty and diversity with which nature has blessed this island paradise. With the help of thePhilippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation Inc. (PRRCFI) and Philippine Biodiversity Conservation Foundation Inc. (PBCFI), guests may discover the wealth of Negros’ natural resources with different exhibits and activities both for the youngest of the young and the oldest of the old.

            So the 31st Negros Trade Fair is, simply put, a must for everyone, bar none.

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Arima 2016

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 Celebrating the opening of the Negros Fair last September.  I look forward to this because we get to taste really interesting and special dishes prepared by the different chefsarima-2016-1 arima-2016-3 arima-2016-6 arima-2016-8 arima-2016-14 arima-2016-5 arima-2016-7 arima-2016-9 arima-2016-10 arima-2016-12 arima-2016-26 arima-2016-25 arima-2016-27 arima-2016-24Special guest,  Undersecretary Berna Romulo Puyat @bernsrp Filipinos are so talented and our agriculture is so rich.  Thank you for bringing them out and being the source of inspiration  to make this all happen #itsmorefuninthephilippines #H2HProudtobePinoy #proudtobepinoy #NTF2016 #NegrosTradeFair #NegrosTradeFair2016arima-2016-35Angelo Comsti @fooddudeph ( curator of the Arima cocktails ) Congratulations on a successful eventarima-2016-31 arima-2016-32 arima-2016-11 arima-2016-29  Instant Dry Batchoy by Chef Miguel Zabirre at Arima @negrostradefair Yum #NegrosTradeFair2016 #NegrosTradeFair #NTF2016 #batchoyarima-2016-4 arima-2016-28 arima-2016-38  KBL Puto Pao – Pulled roasted organic black heritage pork with kadyos mais ensalada and puto manapla ( kadyos, batuan) by this super “malambing” Ilonggo Chef – Chef Fernando Aracama @fernandoaracama – it even comes with a kiss :-) and so much love :-)  Yum yum  #NegrosTradeFair2016 #NegrosTradeFair #NTF2016 #batuan #kadyosarima-2016-15 arima-2016-2 arima-2016-34  Inasal 2.0 with charcoal cassava and sinamak gel by Chef Josh Boutwood @joshboutwood at Arima @negrostradefair YUM #NTF2016 #NegrosTradeFair #NegrosTradeFair2016 #inasalarima-2016-17 arima-2016-19 arima-2016-20 arima-2016-33Chicken poached in binakol broth with grated coconut and peanuts ( and chicken skin) black rice and muscovado by Chef JP Anglo @chefjayps at Arima ( opening cocktail and preview) of the @negrostradefair It was like a Pinoy  Hainanese chicken and so super yum!!!! You must add this to your menu Chef  #NegrosTradeFair #NegrosTradeFair2016 #NTF2016arima-2016-22 arima-2016-23 arima-2016-37  Ubi ATBP by Chef Miko Aspiras @chefmikoaspiras  YUM! and it comes with Argellana from Virgie’s and that yummy adlai cracker #NTF2016 #NegrosTradeFair #NegrosTradeFair2016 #ubearima-2016-16 arima-2016-21 arima-2016-18  Ginat-an nga kasag Labong kag mais by Chef Gaita Fores @margaritafores at Arima @negrostradefair  Yum #NegrosTradeFair2016 #NegrosTradeFair #NTF2016arima-2016-30 arima-2016-36 arima-2016-13

Sarsa Turns 3!

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 Congratulations on #SarsaTurns3- Chef JP Anglo, Binky and Tracie Dizon!


with now 6 branches  #Sarsasarsa-turns-3-2 sarsa-turns-3-3  Partner, sister and the pretty creative lady behind @sarsakitchen Tracie @tracieanglodizon sarsa-turns-3-4sarsa-turns-3-7sarsa-turns-3-5 sarsa-turns-3-6  There are 11 new dishes on the menu!!sarsa-turns-3-15Adobong Longganisasarsa-turns-3-8 Inasal Lumpiasarsa-turns-3-9  Minced Pork Ballssarsa-turns-3-19Bihon Guisado Inasal Sisig at @sarsakitchen Inspired by Jerome @jeromegomezesq Executive Editor of @rogueonline 1 out of 11 new dishes to be launched in all Sarsàs starting Friday #SarsaTurns3 #Sisig #PancitBihon #H2HSisigsarsa-turns-3-11  Sarsà Chicken BBQ – “It’s our version of boneless chicken BBQ na lasang Pinoy”  – @chefjayps 11 new dishes for #SarsaTurns3sarsa-turns-3-12  The yummy dish of @chefjayps at Arima at last @negrostradefair will now be available in all 6 Sarsa branches starting Friday in celebration of #SarsaTurns3 Poached Boneless Chicken Binacol – “Hainanese chicken has ginger and leeks and chicken binacol has ginger and sili leaves” – @chefjaypssarsa-turns-3-13  Stir Fried French Beanssarsa-turns-3-14Grilled Blue Marlinsarsa-turns-3-18 Three Way Sizzling Tofusarsa-turns-3-20  Batchoy Beef Ribssarsa-turns-3-21  Tanglad Beef Skewerssarsa-turns-3-1

People Asia’s Women of Style and Substance 2016

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Congratulations “Ms. Mayor” Joanne Ramirez @joanneraeramirez Editor in Chief of People Asia.  Definitely “the storm that shook Metro Manila” with the well attended event even though it was all the way in Alabang.

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Charriol has partnered with The Foundation for Professional Training, Inc. (FPTI), a non-profit organization that promotes a lifelong development for women by conducting formal education and vocational programs through its managed schools and centers. This initiative is in support of their partnership with People Asia Magazine for the annual Women of Style and Substance awards.  where People Asia highlights stylish and influential women thriving in their respective industries.women-of-style-and-substance-2016-1Charriol will donate PHP 1,000 for every time piece sold in any of its Charriol branches nationwide between September 1, 2016 to October 30, 2016. Proceeds will be used to fund the education of the FPTI students. Per DTI Permit No. 13623 Series of 2016women-of-style-and-substance-2016-2In the Philippines, Charriol is located at C1 Bonifacio High Street Central, Gateway Mall, Greenbelt 5, Newport Mall, Podium, Power Plant Mall, Robinsons Magnolia, Robinsons Place Manila, Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Ayala Cebu, SM Mall of Asia, TriNoma, 158 Designers’ Boulevard (Alabang Town Center, Century City Mall and Marquee Mall), Kiss & Fly Terminal 3, Brandsmart in Robinsons Starmills Pampanga, Abreeza Mall in Davao, Limketkai Cagayan de Oro and Veranza Mall in General Santos City. Visit or follow @charriolph and @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.
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Rustan’s on Darling London

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Having launched in 2008, Darling London has quickly gained a reputation for creating beautifully crafted fashion for confident women, who know their own style. From the beginning, Darling has had a clear vision and focus, to create affordable and luxurious clothing, paying close attention to the style and design of each piece.

rustans-on-darling-london-1The brand is underpinned with a free spirited and ultra-feminine aesthetic. It has a quintessentially ‘English’ attitude, and mixes classic silhouettes with rich colours, textures and bold prints. Under the creative direction of the founder, Nadia Moraes, each collection is created by our in-house design team, to ensure that the true essence of the brand is captured in every style.

As an independent brand we’ve had amazing growth, we’ve previously won the Draper’s ‘Brand of The Year’ award, and we now have a portfolio of over 1000 stockists worldwide, across 32 countries. Darling aims to inspire women – in fashion and in their thoughts. Follow us on our inspirational journey….


Subdued and dark colour pallets mixed with intricate and meticulously designed fabrics is the order of the day from Darling. Beautiful embroidered fabrics in dresses and coats, embellished tops and woven trousers, skirts, dresses and more in Retro and Vintage inspired designs.rustans-on-darling-london-2 rustans-on-darling-london-3 rustans-on-darling-london-4This is a grown up collection from Darling which still retains its vintage influence and supremely feminine edge. Beautiful clothing for all you darlings!

Darling London is exclusively available in Rustan’s Makati.