Sheraton Manila Bay Launch “The Culinary Courier”

Sheraton Manila Bay continue to be the world’s gathering place as its seasoned culinary team assemble a delectable array of signature recipes, refreshing healthy options, and the comforting taste of authentic local cuisine to satiate diners and families at home.

Gourmet takeaways is available for pick-up daily from 9am to 6pm and will feature home-cooked goodness good for sharing, rice specialties, salads, pastas, sandwiches, breads, pastries and cakes. The home-cooked goodness selection includes Pot Roast Beef, Lengua Estofado, Pepper Roasted Pork Loin, Whole Spanish Roasted Chicken, and “Buchon” Pork Belly Roulade.

Power up with the tastiest and freshest sandwiches such as Beef Shawarma, Chicken Shawarma and our bestseller Pulled Pork A la Cubano. For healthy options, delight in a selection of four which include Mango Kani Salad, Vegan Aubergine Salad, Caesar Salad, and our new Caesar By The Bay.

Epicurean diners are in for a treat with Sheraton Gourmet Rice Box or Seafood Paella perfect topair with side order of choice such as garlic mashed potato, ranch fries, rustic herb sautéed potatoes, Asian fried rice, and steamed rice. Foodies on the look-out for lighter variety may indulge in pasta specialties of Spaghetti Shrimp Scampi, Fettucine Carbonara, and Penne Puttanesca with Blackened Chicken.

Perfect for breakfast cravings are freshly baked Dark Chocolate Brownies, Homemade Banana Bread, Farmer’s Bread Loaf, Hand Crafted Doughnuts, Assorted Muffins, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Soft Rolls, Hard Rolls, and our newest creation Ube Cheese Pandesal. Make celebrations at home sweeter with pastries and cakes-to go including the hotel’s Signature Mango Tart, Dalgona Tiramisu, Dark Chocolate Supreme, and Mango Cheesecake.

Advance order is required. Please allow 45-minutes lead time for salad, sandwiches, pastas and rice dishes and 1-day lead time for breads, pastries, cakes, and home cooked goodness. Diners shall arrange pick-up with their courier of choice. Cash and credit card payments are accepted. The hotel will strictly implement a No Mask, No Pick-up Policy and has designated a pick-up point at the hotel main entrance canopy area to ensure social distancing measure are followed and health and safety precautions are met.

For a full listing of gourmet takeaways menu, please visit

#DiscoverDeliciousDelivery and bring home the familiar Sheraton taste and flavors, from our kitchen to your tables. For orders, please call +632 5318 0788 or email [email protected].

Sheraton Manila Bay is located at M. Adriatico cor. Gen. Malvar Streets, Malate, Manila. Like us on Facebook and Instagram @sheratonmanilabay and Twitter at @sheratonmnlbay.

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Chooks-to-Go, Bounty Feed Stranded ‘Heroes’

PASAY CITY — Chooks-to-Go operator Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc. (BAVI) gave hot meals to passengers — many of them overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) — stranded outside Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Thursday.

Staff distributed food packs and drinks to approximately 200 passengers whose flights back home had been canceled due to both the on-going coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the tropical depression Butchoy.

Once BAVI president Ronald Mascariñas heard that the majority of the stranded came from Mindanao, he immediately sent over packs of ready-to-eat meals to all of them. 

“Most of them are from my birth place in Mindanao, and as OFWs, they are our modern-day heroes sacrificing to work in foreign lands, so we can enjoy prosperity in our country,” said BAVI president Ronald Mascariñas. 

“It is our utmost responsibility as a Filipino-owned company to help out our modern day heroes in whatever way we can especially a day before the country will celebrate our 122nd Independence Day. Just like our national heroes before, they too are sacrificing a lot for our country.”

Since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit the country, BAVI has been supporting frontliners and vulnerable communities severely affected by the lockdowns.
ince the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit the country, BAVI has been supporting frontliners and vulnerable communities severely affected by the lockdowns.

BAVI has donated chicken and poultry products fit for 386,300 meals.

BAVI is the largest rotisserie chicken company and the only poultry integrator in the Philippines that does not put any antibiotics in its chickens (together with sister company Bounty Fresh Foods, Inc.). It is also the company behind Uling Roasters and Adobo Connection.

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Allianz PNB Life Launches Podcast “Caffeine Boost”

Earlier this year, Allianz PNB Life launched Caffeine Boost, a podcast which provides light and relatable discussions on finance, investment, health, and other topics that have become relevant to surviving the new normal.

For Caffeine Boost’s most recent episode, “Why We Need to Rethink Universal Healthcare in Our Communities”, the show featured digital health care and health finance expert Edward Booty, the founder and CEO of Reach52, The organization is a social enterprise that seeks to deliver affordable and accessible healthcare to rural communities.

Prior to founding Reach52 in 2016, Booty worked for the UK National Health Service (NHS), one of the world’s largest consulting organizations. He has worked extensively in digital healthcare, patient access, and insurance and health financing in Europe and now in Asia’s emerging markets.

Asked about the origin of Reach52, Booty explained that the 52 stands for the 52 percent who don’t have access to healthcare.

“It’s about the 52 percent of Asia who live in rural areas,” he said, adding that “the core of what we do is to build a number of offline Android apps that will allow women in disconnected communities, with knowledge and training, one or two per barangay, to be health workers.”

Booty pointed out that insurance companies can help bridge the healthcare protection gap.

“Insurance has a huge role to play within the global healthcare development space,” he said.

He emphasized that the private sector, “should work collaboratively with government to achieve better health outcomes for all and obviously have a sustainable business behind it.”

Caffeine Boost started as an internal initiative for the financial advisors of Allianz PNB Life.  Conceptualized by insurance industry expert and the podcast’s host, Josel Gaston, the podcast also features finance industry professionals Chris Cabognason, Emma Carranza, and Candice Veloso.

After covering topics such as building one’s online presence, health needs planning, equity and other locally available funds, mental health issues, and strong women in the time of pandemic, the podcast has started to draw a following from outside the organization.

“We’re now on our eighth episode, and we’d like to invite everyone to join us as we tackle different topics concerning health and insurance. We were surprised to learn that there are a lot of auditory learners among Filipinos,” Gaston related.

Listen to the entire Caffeine Boost by Allianz PNB Life podcast episodes for free on Spotify, Apple Podcast, and Anchor FM.

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About Allianz in Asia

Asia is one of the core growth regions for Allianz, characterized by a rich diversity of cultures, languages and customs. Allianz has been present in the region since 1910, when it first provided fire and marine insurance in the coastal cities of China. Today, Allianz is active in 14 markets in the region, offering its core businesses of property and casualty insurance, life, protection and health solutions, as well as asset management. With its more than 32,000 staff, Allianz serves the needs of over 18 million customers in the region across multiple distribution channels and digital platforms.

About Allianz

The Allianz Group is one of the world’s leading insurers and asset managers with more than 92 million retail and corporate customers. Allianz customers benefit from a broad range of personal and corporate insurance services, ranging from property, life and health insurance to assistance services to credit insurance and global business insurance. Allianz is one of the world’s largest investors, managing around 673 billion euros on behalf of its insurance customers. Furthermore, our asset managers PIMCO and Allianz Global Investors manage more than 1.4 trillion euros of third-party assets. Thanks to our systematic integration of ecological and social criteria in our business processes and investment decisions, we hold the leading position for insurers in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In 2018, over 142,000 employees in more than 80 countries achieved total revenues of 131 billion euros and an operating profit of 11.5 billion euros for the group

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Summer Wine Dinner at Pan Pacific Manila

In Photo(L-R): Ardèche Rouge Chantelauze 2017, Event Poster, and Confit of “Pigeon”, Gratin Dauphinois, Wilted Kale Glazed Pearl onions and Baby Tomato, Petit Jus

21 May 2019, Manila– Pan Pacific Manila brought back the artistic flair in dining with a special wine and food pairing experience “Summer Wine Dinner” in partnership with Le Cellier French Wine Selection and Infinite Travel and Tours at their panoramic rooftop restaurant, Pacific Lounge last May 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM onwards. Guests were treated to a gastronomic world of aromas and flavors for only Php 3,500 net per person.

This tasting experience was attended by some of the prominent names in food & beverage scene and where they were welcomed with a lavish and sumptuous array of cocktails, amuse-bouche and overflowing Ardèche Blanc Chantelauze 2017 and Ardèche Rouge Chantelauze 2017 at the reception.

The Summer Wine Dinner at Pacific Lounge showcases five premium wines from Le Cellier, each paired with a distinct epicurean fare from our 4-course set dinner. Included on the menu is an appetizer of Pan Seared Barramundi en Petit Mesclun, Warm Lemon Vinaigrette, Poached Shrimp with Basil Oil, Smoked Baby Squid with Ponzu Sauce paired with Vina Hermosa Blanco 2017, followed by a Confit of “Pigeon”, Gratin Dauphinois, Wilted Kale Glazed Pearl onions and Baby Tomato, Petit Jus pared with Vina Hermosa Crianza Red 2015.

The highlight of the menu is Herb Crusted US Lamb Tenderloin, Wild Mushroom Fricassee, Capellini with Herbs and Garlic in Red Wine Sauce complemented by La Grange Des Combes 2015 – Saint Chinian, followed by a decadent dessert trio of Mango Lychee Mille-feuille, Strawberry Moelleux, Chocolate Mint Macaron, Berries Coulis with Chocolate Cointreau Sauce paired with Muscat Sec 2016 IGP Pays dÓc Chateau Cabezac.

Pan Pacific Manila

M. Adriatico corner General Malvar Streets, Malate, Manila, 1004, Philippines

T +63 2 318 0788 | F +63 2 310 1501


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Foodpanda Brings Back The Biggest Food Sale Event: Hot ‘n Hungry

MANILA, Philippines – foodpanda, the on-demand food delivery service, brings back the biggest food discount event this summer for its fifth run. The much loved Hot ‘N Hungry campaign will run for a month, from April 5 to May 4, 219.

Hot ‘n Hungry is the perfect way to satisfy cravings in this intense heat. The delicious deals are available to foodpanda customers in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, Metro Davao and on foodpanda’s newly opened areas: Bacoor, Cavite, Angeles, Pampanga and San Pedro, Laguna.

With over 80 restaurant brands participating in the fifth edition of Hot ‘N Hungry, customers can expect a lot  of jaw-dropping offers, huge discounts and exclusive bundles in April. Customers can enjoy 100 deals from wide array of restaurant partners such as Tim Ho Wan, Gerry’s Grill, Mesa, Chilis and Yoshinoya, with up to 20% off. 

The fifth edition of the food discount event is a prelude of what foodpanda users can expect on their fifth year anniversary next month, more deals and discounts.

“Hot ‘n Hungry was a huge success for us last year, so we are bringing it back this year with bigger discounts and more deals on the food our customers love. This Hot ‘n Hungry run is a teaser of what is to come next month on our anniversary. Better watch out for it,” says Iacopo Rovere, Managing Director at foodpanda.

For more updates about the Hot ‘n Hungry foodsale, visit foopanda’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@foodpanda_ph) or head onto foodpanda’s website (

About foodpanda:

foodpanda is dedicated to bringing food lovers around the world their favorite meals from curated local restaurants. Since its creation, the on-demand food delivery service has grown to more than 27,000 partner restaurants in more than 190 cities across 12 Asian and Central Europe countries globally. foodpanda is active in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, Taiwan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Romania and Bulgaria. It belongs to Delivery Hero, worldwide leader of the food delivery industry. For more information visit

How it works:

Through the foodpanda website or via the new iOS and Android apps, customers can enter their address  and view a curated list of restaurants serving their neighborhood. Once they have found their meal of choice, they can place an order in the comfort of their home or office, paying online through foodpanda’s secure platform. The order is then carefully prepared by the restaurant, picked up by the foodpanda rider and delivered straight to their doorstep.

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World’s No. 1 Bourbon brings lively experiences through the first-ever Highball Pop-Up Bar!

Get ready to savor the ultimate highball on tap and enjoy the refreshing side of Bourbon as we take over the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater with an eye-catching Jim Beam Pop-Up Bar at the fountain area from April 24th to 28th!

“Jim Beam highball is the ultimate drink for our tropical climate; it is refreshing, well-balanced, and pairs superbly with all kinds of food,” enthuses Sally Lim, Senior Marketing Manager for Southeast Asia, Beam Suntory. “We have pioneered the perfect highball serve with our original highball draft machines in Japan, and we are glad to share these drinks in a fun environment with great food and ‘live’ music!”

The perfect Jim Beam highball

Jim Beam highball – a tall cocktail that blends the smooth, sweet flavour of Jim Beam with the sharp, clean zing of citrus– is the star of the show. Served fresh from our proprietary Jim Beam draft machines from Japan, the Jim Beam highball boasts the perfect ratio of our award-winning bourbon to the special high-pressured soda, resulting in a refreshing, super-carbonated, ice-cold concoction! We’ve handpicked only the tastiest mixes and we will be serving six enticing flavours that are perfect this summer season.

  1. Classic Highball – Simple, refreshing, and unbelievably bubbly. A true classic!
  2. Calamansi Highball – Just the right amount of tartness to keep your taste buds wanting more, the Calamansi Highball comes with chewy Nata de Coco bits that are reminiscent of bubble tea!
  3. Pink Grapefruit Highball – The perfect balance of sweetness and a refreshing citrus zing will perk you right up!  
  1. Peach Highball – Garnished with a juicy slice of peach, this mellow and sweet concoction is sure to be a hit with everyone!
  2. Watermelon Highball – Fresh watermelon juice makes this refreshing tipple a perfect way to beat the tropical heat!
  3. Yuzu Lychee Highball – Extremely popular in Japan, tangy yuzu paired with the sweetness of lychee makes this merry match perfect for all palates!

Perfect your Jim Beam highball!

Showing revelers just how easy it is to make a Jim Beam highball on your own, the pop-up bar also has a colourful DIY area for the public to practice making their own highballs. Brand ambassadors will be on hand to help and there will be clear, straightforward instructions to follow… and everyone will get to drink their newly-made highball right after! On top of that, guests can take home the Jim Beam highball glass if they post the video of them attempting the DIY highball onto social media.

Music, Food and Fun come together at the Jim Beam Highball Pop-Up Bar

You’ll never miss the visual feast of lights and colours at the center of High Street! The iconic Jim Beam pop-up bar will be home to music and live performances from this generation’s most sought after OPM bands like Autotelic!  

The Jim Beam Highball Pop-Up Bar will be complete with games to entertain everyone! Guests will get a free chip to redeem for a game session with each purchase of a highball, and players will be happily rewarded with (even more!) Jim Beam highballs if they win! The Jim Beam Highball Pop-Up Bar will be at the High Street fountain area in front of Coconut Club from Wednesday, April 24, to Sunday, April 28. The fun starts from 6PM and goes all the way till 12 midnight, with extended hours to 2AM on Friday & Saturday!

About Jim Beam

Founded in 1795, Jim Beam is the world’s No. 1 bourbon and has been operated by one family for seven generations. 220 years of experience goes into every bottle, along with corn, rye, malted barley, water, time, pride, and of course, true passion! Jim Beam White is the cornerstone of the Jim Beam bourbon portfolio, and it derives its rich, satisfying flavour from a treasured family recipe where every drop is aged in charred oak barrels. It boasts an oaky vanilla aroma with a medium-bodied flavour with hints of vanilla and caramel.

Jim Beam is best served in a Jim Beam Highball, a tall cocktail of Jim Beam Bourbon over ice, topped with soda, and finished with a squeeze of citrus! This concoction is the ultimate drink for our tropical climate – it is without equal as a noon-time tipple, an after-work refresher or a weekend party-starter!

About Beam Suntory Inc.

As the world’s third largest premium spirits company, Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits Brands that Stir the World.  Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company’s brands, including the iconic Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon brands and Suntory whisky Kakubin, as well as world renowned premium brands including Knob Creek bourbon, Yamazaki, Hakushu and Hibiki Japanese whiskies, Teacher’s, Laphroaig, and Bowmore Scotch whiskies, Canadian Club whisky, Courvoisier cognac, Hornitos and Sauza tequila, EFFEN and Pinnacle vodka, Sipsmith gin, and Midori liqueur. 

Beam Suntory was created in 2014 by combining the world leader in bourbon and the pioneer in Japanese whisky to form a new company with a deep heritage, passion for quality, innovative spirit and commitment to Growing for Good.  Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan.  For more information on Beam Suntory, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit and

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