The COVID-19 pandemic totally changed the way Filipinos shop or make purchases. When before it was about taking a trip to the nearest mall or department store, the idea of being struck by an unseen virus drove fear into the hearts of many Filipinos.


Good thing that merchants stepped up and went digital to provide services to customers who can’t go out. By going online, many existing and aspiring small businesses were able to survive and provide for the shopping needs of Filipinos.


But shopping purely online has its own share of problems, like fake items, miscommunication on product specifications, late deliveries and worse, getting a product that’s not what was ordered.


The birth of Go Shopping Philippines


These scenarios struck a chord on Neil La-as, Chief Executive Officer of Go Shopping Philippines, so he decided to establish a shopping platform that will make every Filipino’s shopping experience truly exceptional and satisfying.


“When I came up with the Go Shopping Philippines concept, it was based from my own experiences. We all share the same sentiment of receiving substandard and fake items, late deliveries, customer service that takes forever to bounce back, and being duped, only to receive items we didn’t expect when we shopped on other platforms. All these frustrations gave me the inspiration to help fix the e-commerce landscape. Seeing the immediate need for contactless purchases most especially from the blunder of 2020, I sought to come up with a solution to serve my fellow Filipinos,” La-as said.


Go Shopping Philippines is a truly homegrown Filipino e-commerce platform that serves Filipinos the way they want to be served, and more. 


“I envisioned a fully digital mall, a fully virtual shopping platform where one can experience all the perks of a physical mall that is within reach with a few simple clicks to buy that favorite blouse, or swipe and you are brought to the cinema, scroll and you can reserve at your preferred restaurant and hotel, press and you can reach your doctor for an appointment, all without falling in line. As many as the combinations your hands can make, the possibilities are endless,” La-as added.


La-as explained that Go Shopping Philippines is not just any ordinary e-commerce platform but a completely one-stop-shop for consumers. He said that the merchants are the ones in charge of product development, while Go Shopping Philippines, aside from the selling part, does the marketing, shipment and interaction with clients. 


“The service and interactions within Go Shopping Philippines are done real-time and personal with our virtual sales representatives. Queries are entertained and they will be assisted just like in a regular mall. 


La-as said that just like any physical mall, security and safety is a top concern, and they took every possible step to ensure that transactions inside the Go Shopping Philippines sphere are done and concluded safely and securely. 


He also emphasized that succeeding in the digital world is about having the proper cybersecurity measures in place to protect consumers, the Go-Shoppers, tenants, employees, and the business itself from constant threats. This is the reason why, La-as pointed out, that they partnered and collaborated with one of the best in web development, researched on everything to know about consumer behavior, and in identifying what works with regard to cybersecurity while ensuring excellent user experience.


In Go Shopping Philippines, he adds, the public can forget about the fakes because they scrutinize the brands and the legitimacy of their products. 


Also, La-as said they encourage businesses from the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector to join them. “The MSMEs are the lifeblood of the Philippine economy in terms of GDP and employment. They are among the hardest hit sectors by the pandemic so we need to help them also for their survival. While we value the presence of large brands, we also welcome MSMEs with open arms. After all, what is an original Filipino e-commerce platform without original local products,” he continued.


With Go Shopping Philippines, they will transcend geographical borders so that every Filipino, wherever they may be, can shop with ease, comfort and safety. “You can shop in Manila, the US, and back to Mindanao without having to leave your home, where you are safe and secure. Imagine those fond malling memories you have had before, only much easier, with no traffic, long lines, for a totally worry-free shopping you can only experience with us.”


For more details about Go Shopping Philippines, visit (URL here).

BulakeƱos are in for a new outdoor dining experience as SM Center Pulilan launched last Feb. 13 its Playventure Picnic Ground.







Located right inside the Pulilan Bike Trail, this newest mall attraction provides a unique dining adventure where shoppers can breeze through and  enjoy a fun picnic bonfire with relaxing music and favorite food to match.


A contact-less way of booking a themed picnic spot is done thru FB Appointment and ordering of food from mall's food stores via Chat to Shop.


The Picnic Ground is open daily from 6PM to 10PM.

Many horseback riders enjoy the thrill of jumping, but whether you’re into cross-country or show jumping, you need a safe mount to ensure you can navigate the course without an accident. Here are three tips for training a reliable jumper you can trust to keep you safe on the course.

Introduce Your Horse To Various Types of Jumps

Because horses often spook at unfamiliar objects, it is a good idea to introduce your mount to many of the obstacles he or she will encounter frequently. There are many types of jumps, so while your horse may be fine around standard obstacles, he or she may spook around horse jump roll tops. If you take the time to show your horse many different types of jumps before entering the arena, he or she is less likely to spook on the course.



Work on Controlling Speed

While most jumping events are timed, going through the course too quickly can be a disaster. Some horses tend to rush fences or move too quickly for a safe, controlled jump, so you need to make sure your mount responds to your commands when you signal for him or her to slow down. Work on speed in your home arena to make sure you are ready for events.


Build Trust

Jumping events require a partnership between horses and riders. You can’t expect to win at any event if you don’t have a strong bond so you need to focus on building trust outside of the arena. Spend time grooming and talking to your mount. You could also take relaxing trail rides.

Training a jumper is no easy feat but if you use these three tips, you can train your horse to navigate any course safely. With the right foundation, your mount could become a talented jumper with many wins.




While some work environments are fast-paced and unpredictable, offices are notorious for being rather dull. Consider a few fun things your company could add to its office space to liven things up a bit.

1. Vending Machines

One simple way to make your workplace more pleasant is to add different food options. This gives employees the chance to treat themselves to a snack they might not have a home. Bear in mind that vending services PA encompass a variety of equipment, not just traditional vending machines. You could also look into coffee makers. 


2. Decorations

Another way to brighten up an office is to add decorations. Managers could be responsible for putting up decorations pertaining to holidays, for instance. Another option would be to allow each employee to decorate his or her space. This simultaneously makes your workplace more interesting and allows you to get to know your coworkers better.

3. Funny Bulletin Boards

A bulletin board that everyone can contribute to might also be an amusing addition. This could be a place where staff members can contribute jokes, cartoons or riddles. Alternatively, this board could be used to post pictures of employees doing things in their free time.




4. Bells

A final item you may wish to install in your office is a bell or something similar. This bell could be used to encourage employees by ringing it when they accomplish a certain task. This is a fun way to make people feel appreciated for the work they do.

The fact that office work is often predictable doesn't mean that it has to be boring. Consider adding a few items to your workplace that will make things a bit more engaging. Instead of acting as distractions, these additions may just help your whole staff to be even more productive than they were before.



If there is one social media account that almost every content creator has is Tiktok. Everyone can showcase their talent through this media and even use it as a tool to showcase your products if you are an entrepreneur.

Use TikTok's awesome music library to make your videos stand out even more. Tap Sounds on the lower left of your screen to open up the music library, where you can easily browse and search for the best background sounds for your content.

TikTok makes it easy for anyone with a smartphone to create and share original content online. The app is so user-friendly that it has attracted a wide range of users across every age group, from young ones to grandparents. A little creativity goes a long way on this app, where everyone has the potential to go viral.


Learning how to edit your TikTok videos to make them more eye-catching and creative can help you produce content that followers will really enjoy watching. It may seem complicated, but video editing on TikTok is actually simple and easy. It can be a lot of fun, too, especially with all the music clips, effects, and stickers available for you to use.

In just 6 steps, you can start editing videos like a pro on TikTok. This super simple guide teaches you how.

STEP 1: Select videos
After you've recorded videos on your phone, upload them into your TikTok account so you can start editing. Open the app, tap the + button, then choose Upload to open up your phone gallery. Select all the videos you want to include, then tap next.




STEP 2: Trim and reorder


Trim video clips to your desired length by selecting Adjust clip, then tap Clip to edit. This allows you to remove portions from the beginning or the end of the video. To reorder your video clips, long press and drag to move them around. Videos clips should be a maximum of 60 seconds, and at least 1 second long.


STEP 3: Add music


STEP 4: Embellish your videos
Along with music, you can use the different filters, effects, and stickers on TikTok to make your videos more interesting and fun. Tap the Effects and Stickers buttons at the bottom of the screen to see all of your options.






STEP 5: Include text
Say more by adding text to your video content. To do this, tap the Aa button at the bottom of the screen, type in your text, then press done. Tap on the text box again to make changes, and to set the duration of time that your text remains onscreen.




STEP 6: Publish
Once you are satisfied with your video, add a caption or description plus relevant hashtags, then press Post. All done!




Keep practicing these simple steps for editing videos on TikTok, and you can become an expert at creating your own content in no time. Download the app on your iOS and Android devices today to get started.

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