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Best OFW Online Shopping Store in the Philippines


Online shopping continues to grow and becoming more and more popular for everyone, even Filipinos. It has changed the way people buy different goods. It is simple, quick, and easy! You don’t even have to leave the convenience of your home and you can do it anywhere with your phone, tab, or laptop as long as you have internet access. In just a few clicks, you can shop for yourself and the people you love. And you? You simply sit back, relax, and wait for your items to arrive. But let us take you to the best online store that merges the convenience of online shopping with the Overseas Filipino Workers’ (OFWs) desire to provide for their families back home – BayanMall.

BayanMall Online Shopping is a fast-growing online shopping store in the Philippines. We aim and continually improve to provide Overseas Family Workers the most customer-oriented shopping center venue where they can purchase items of their choice for their families back home. In just a short span of three years, Golden Globe Annual Awards for Business Excellence has recognized BayanMall Online Shopping last March 2016 as the Best OFW Online Shop for its excellence in innovative business practices, quality of products and services, customers concern, reputable and ethical business image, value proposition and pricing, and truthfulness in business management. Want to know why? Here are their why’s:

“We offer great and wide selections of products – from grocery items, to cakes, flowers, gadgets, appliances, fashion, furniture, and even your favorite lechon! What’s more is that they are delivered right at your loved ones’ doorstep or made ready for pick-up all over the Philippines! You can even have them delivered as a surprise!

Also, we give it our best to provide the highest quality of these products and services. We love our customers and aim to achieve customer satisfaction in every delivery – demonstrating a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride and company spirit. It takes about 3-5 working days to have them delivered and that is because we assure safety, security, accuracy and on-time delivery of the purchased items. So, if you’re planning to send something to your family, it’s better to have them processed early. And believe it or not, ours is way better AND cheaper than sending a Balikbayan box!


Our operations and customer representatives are prepared to assist you in every way possible. You can chat with them 24/7. We offer our valued customers fast, easy, and safe payment methods of Bank Transfer, Money Remmitance, or PayPal. You can choose to pay by the dollar or peso currency when you shop. The website will automatically convert the prices of the products to your choice of currency.

BayanMall Online Shopping also gives discounts and promos. “We know you want them and yes, we give them.” So, go and check out their website at BayanMall.com and experience all these and more.

BayanMall Online Shopping. Malayo ka man, kapiling pa rin.


Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is only a month from now! Picking the best gift(s) can be a tough one. Yes, you could probably give him the usual “World’s Best Dad” coffee mug or shirt – he won’t complain about that. But why not get him something different this year? After all, we’re talking about the very person who taught you how to tie your shoelaces, play catch, and helped you become the person you wanted to be. To help you make him happy, here’s a list of suggestions that we know will help turn his Father’s Day into more than just any other day.



This is the perfect gift that will wrap him with your love wherever he goes. Keep that tight hug with a leather belt just for him!

BUY NOW: bit.ly/hickokbelt



“Dad, thanks for supporting me with my financial needs. Here’s a wallet for you to contain all that. Now, can I borrow a hundred pesos?” (Haha.)

BUY NOW: bit.ly/BM-Wallet


Whether Dad is going for the casual or a little dressier, achieve both looks in one with polo shirts! Wear untucked with jeans for a laidback choice, or tuck in and pair with tweed pants to dress things up! Dad’s gonna look younger than he is now!

BUY NOW: http://bit.ly/BM-Doneil



He watched, watches, and will watch over you forever. His love is timeless, and like watches, Dad has always been reliable and remarkable. Give him a watch this Father’s Day!

BUY NOW: http://bit.ly/BM-Seiko-DBTTboxershorts

Boxer Shorts

Dad may want to hop on the Boxer Shorts revolution! Back then, everyone was put into the mindset that wearing briefs is the kind of guy everyone should be. Not now.

BUY NOW: http://bit.ly/BM-Bench-Blue-BS


Shave Gel and Razor

Have your dad get the smooth and fresh-looking face with a shaving set.






Is your dad the sporty or the classy type? Shoes play a huge part in fashion. Choose from sports shoes and leather shoes for Dad this Father’s Day!

BUY NOW: http://bit.ly/BM-Mens-Accessoriescologne


Smelling good is important for men. Married or not, it boosts confidence and energy throughout the day!






Shorts never go out of style. Dad will have that laid back, stylish gent he is with a pair of new shorts!

BUY NOW: http://bit.ly/BM-Camo-DrawString


Still not decided? We got these prepared just for you! Father’s Day Packages made just for Dad! It’s a combination of treats for Dad! Choose from any of the packages below and we’ll deliver them to him at his doorstep as a surprise! Malayo ka man, kapiling pa rin!


BUY NOW: http://bit.ly/BM-Lechon


Fathers Day Package 1
Fathers Day Package 1

Father’s Day Package 1


Fathers Day Package 2
Fathers Day Package 2

Father’s Day Package 2


Fathers Day Package 3
Fathers Day Package 3

Father’s Day Package 3


Best Photo of Mom Competition: Submission of Photos Extended!





• Minimum purchase of $100 or Php 5000

1 Photo per account only

• Submit the best photo of the Mom with the BayanMall Products you ordered.

• Give the Best Caption for the Photo (150 characters) stating why she is the best mom.

• Entries should be submitted on or before May 15, 2016 at sales@bayanmall.com.


Criteria for Judging

40%Best Looking Photo matching the Mother’s Day Theme (Judging will be done by the BayanMall Management)

60%People’s Choice (Most Likes in Facebook; Like and Share will start on May 16 and ends on May 30.)



The Mom in the photo will receive Mother’s Day Package (Bouquet of Roses and Cake) and will be featured in our website as BayanMall’s Best Mom 2016.


Winner of the contest will be announced on June 1, 2016.

No Number Coding Scheme on Philippine Elections, May 9


The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will be lifting the Number Coding Scheme in ALL cities and municipalities in Metro Manila on May 9, 2016 for the Philippine Elections in an advisory they released last Saturday, April 29.

In line with coming elections, Department of Education Secretary Armin Luistro has created an Election Task Force to assist 240,000 public school teachers who will render services in the election precincts as Board of Election Inspectors (BEIs) during the May elections.

The 146-man Election Task Force is said to be composed of eight sub-groups covering operations, communication, call center monitoring, logistics, legal defense, secretariat, external communication and even a medical unit.

In his order, issued Thursday, Luistro said, “The DepEd Election Task Force shall ensure that teachers shall be provided with adequate information, technical and legal assistance in their performance of duties as members of the board of election inspectors (BEI), as well as principals, supervisors, schools division/city superintendents and other employees of DepEd who will serve during the May 13 automated national and local elections.”

Read more: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/390105/deped-task-force-to-assist-teachers#ixzz47T3bLrOg

According to Comelec Resolution No. 10031, the chairperson and members of the BEIs shall receive a total allowance of Php 4,500, covering the three days of work.

Credits: CNN Philippines and Philippine Daily Inquirer

Philippine Holiday: Labor Day

Labor (also spelled as Labour) Day or Araw ng Manggagawa is a public holiday celebrated in most countries worldwide in tribute to the workers, workers’ unions, and a time to remember their hard-fought rights. Also called or linked to the International Workers’ Day, it originated from the labour union movement, which fought for an eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. In the Philippines, we celebrate it on May 1, like most countries. Some countries, on the other hand, celebrate it on a different date significant to the labour movements that occurred in their country. Most workers usually enjoy a day of rest from work during this holiday. Sale or discounts also become available in malls and other stores, including online stores. If you’re working or living abroad, BayanMall.com can help with the stuff you want to send to your family and friends back in the Philippines.

Filipino workers and activists gather near the Malacañang presidential palace during a Labor Day rally in Manila, Philippines on Sunday May 1, 2011 to call for the immediate implementation of wage increase. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Filipino workers and activists gather near the Malacañang presidential palace during a Labor Day rally in Manila, Philippines on Sunday May 1, 2011 to call for the immediate implementation of wage increase. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Unions use this day as well to organize demonstrations at Malacañang and other major cities in the country to get attention about their grievance issues as workers like demands on higher wages and benefits. In the Philippine history, the Union Obrera Democratica Filipina (Filipino Democratic Labor Union) held a rally of 100,000 people at Malacañang in demand of economic rights and Philippine independence on May 1, 1903 when we were still under the American rule. The Labor Code of the Philippines, the legal code governing employment practices and labor relations in the Philippines, was enacted on Labor Day of 1974 by then-President Ferdinand Marcos. In May 1, 2001, the EDSA 3 mass demonstration occurred near the palace aiming to remove then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and reinstate Joseph Estrada.

With this holiday, we pay tribute to all Filipino workers, may it be here and abroad. It is you who make this country move and progress. It is you who provide for the family. It is you who keep us alive. This Labor Day, we would like to express our gratitude to the talents, skills, effort, and time that you give for us. You are the warrior and hero in our lives. You also inspire us to keep going.

In December of 2014, Google Philippines released a touching video dedicated to the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who can’t make it to be home for Christmas with their families and friends. In this video, we see muted clips of conversation between the Overseas Family Workers and their loved ones as a child is heard singing Basil Valdez’s “You” in the background. The video, entitled Miss Nothing, is part of their campaign of getting OFWs to use social media and the internet messaging to not miss significant moments and still be part of the lives of their loved ones back home despite the distance. While this may be focused on the OFWs, it still shows and pays tribute to the hard work of all Filipino workers, both here and abroad.


To the Filipino workers, mabuhay! BayanMall salutes you for everything that you do.

Overseas Elections

Overseas Filipinos were only given the privilege of voting overseas starting 2004 by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). With over 1.4 million registered overseas Filipino voters for the 2016 Presidential elections, according to the Comelec, it can truly make an impact on the results of the upcoming elections.
Below is the breakdown of the count of total registered voters per area, country and territory under jurisdiction as of January 12, 2016:

When will the Overseas Elections be held?
The overseas election period will be on April 9 to May 9, 2016. Overseas Filipinos will be able to vote for President, Vice-President, 12 Senators, and Party-List Representatives.

Automated Election System Modified Postal Voting in San Francisco
In San Francisco, the Comelec announced the adoption of the Automated Election System Modified Postal Voting. Duly registered overseas voters of the Philippine Consulate in San Francisco should register by personally visiting the Special Ballot Reception and Custody Group (SBRCG) or sending the request via fax (fax: +1-415-421-2641), e-mail (vote@philippinessanfrancisco.org) or calling telephone number +1-415-333-6666 ext. 888 attn: Mr. Michael Angeles / Ms. Shiela De Jesus Tabo before April 22, 2016. Once registered in this scheme, voters will be receiving their ballots through mail.


Who are we voting for this 2016 Elections?
This May 2016, less than 2 months to go, Filipinos in the Philippines and all over the world will be putting a new president, a vice-president, 12 senators, congressmen and party-list representatives in position. It is another chance for us to elect government officials that we believe will be able to help our country soar to greater heights.

Here are your options for the Presidential and Vice-Presidential seats. There are 5 candidates running for president and these are (in alphabetical order): Jejomar Binay, Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Rodrigo Duterte, Grace Poe, and Mar Roxas. For Vice President, the candidates are (in alphabetical order): Alan Peter Cayetano, Chiz Escudero, Gringo Honasan, Bong Bong Marcos, Leni Robredo and Antonio Trillanes.

Vote Wisely!

Overseas Elections | BayanMall

Movie Review: Everything About Her


It truly makes us proud as Filipinos when we are able to watch quality and meaningful films made by our kababayans. This 2016, Star Cinema released a movie directed by Joyce E. Bernal called Everything About Her starring Batangas Governor Vilma Santos-Recto and Angel Locsin.

Vilma Santos, the Star for All Seasons, who plays a strict, intimidating, but very successful businesswoman named Vivian is the CEO of a big company in the Philippines. Vivian learns that she has stage 3 cancer and hires a private nurse named Jaica, played by Angel Locsin, to take care of her.



Jaica then proceeds to play a bigger role in Vivian’s life by becoming the bridge between Vivian and his estranged son Albert, played by Xian Lim. Jaica tries to convince Albert to come home from the United States to live with Vivian in Manila.

The movie is graded A by the Cinema Evaluation Board and is rated Parental Guidance by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB)


It started showing in the Philippines on January 28, 2016; in the United States on January 29 and the United Kingdom on February 6.

This movie is definitely a must watch for every family and will truly touch the hearts of every mother and child out there. It will make you laugh and cry all at the same time.

Movie Review: Everything About Her | BayanMall

Deal of the Day: Fly to Bangkok, Manila, or Singapore for Under $250

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Japanese carrier ANA is offering great deals from the U.S. and Canada.

Thanks to some mistake fares from Japanese airline ANA, you can score a multi-city Asian vacation this spring for rates as low as $245. The trick to finding one of these fares is to use the travel search site Momondo and select different destination and departure cities in order to make it work. You will most likely need to either drive one leg or buy another ticket to complete the trip, but the deals are good enough that even with an additional segment you’ll still be saving money.

Here’s one example: A flight from Los Angeles to Bangkok, with a return from Manila to Vancouver, costs $245. That does mean you’ll need to figure out how you want to get from Bangkok to Manila and from Vancouver to L.A., but if you can be flexible and like the idea of hitting multiple destinations on a single trip, this is a great deal. That said, you may need to do a bit of digging to find the best routes for you.


In addition to Bangkok and Manila, the other Asian city with ANA deals is Singapore. According to blogger Scott Keyes of How to Fly For Free, you must leave from one of seven U.S. airports (Chicago-O’Hare, Houston Hobby, Los Angeles-LAX, New York-JFK, Portland (Oregon), San Francisco, or Washington-Dulles), but you can return via Vancouver or Toronto, with dates in April and May. Happy hunting!

Credits: Conde Nast Traveler (http://www.cntraveler.com/)

Duterte offers legal aid to victims of ‘tanim bala’


Davao City (CNN Philippines) — Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is offering his services to all overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who could fall prey to the so-called “tanim bala” scheme at airports on their return to the Philippines.

He made the offer after several photos came out in social media showing the luggage of travelers bearing stickers stating that it did not contain bullets or any illegal items.

Some of the stickers say to contact Duterte in case of any emergency.

In a text message, Duterte said he would welcome any OFW who would seek his legal service which he is offering for free.

At the same time, Duterte called on President Benigno Aquino III to replace all personnel at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.

The call came after the mayor made public his suspicion that a syndicate operating at the airport is behind the incidences of “tanim bala.”

In his weekly television program Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa on Sunday (November 1), Duterte said the growing number of incidents of ammunition found inside the luggage of passengers had become too impossible to believe.

Duterte warned all airport personnel to stop planting bullets inside passengers’ bags.

Credits: CNN Philippines (http://cnnphilippines.com)

Mini Philippines opens refreshed Global City Showroom

Text: / Photos: Brent Co, Mini PH | posted February 01, 2016 13:31
Text: / Photos: Brent Co, Mini PH | posted February 01, 2016 13:31

Mini Philippines celebrates 6 years in the Philippines as it gives its flagship dealership in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) a major refresh in keeping with the brand’s global standards.

Mini Philippines boss Willy Tee Ten said that the 410-sqm showroom on 5th Avenue and 26th Street will “project a true Mini journey from the moment the client is welcomed inside.”

The brand said that the refurbished showroom complies with Mini’s quest to better accommodate, entertain and capture clients. The refreshed showroom now also reflects the Mini’s values of sportiness and elegance – in addition to fun.


Mini’s BGC showroom is equipped with three large flat planel screens – called Mini Digital Communication Frames – which allow sales executives to better explain the company’s products. Moreover, sales people also have Mini content on digital devices such as tablets.

Another addition is the MINI Hub, a relaxing lounge featuring a long table, high chairs, sofa and digital screens.

The brand added that all furniture and pieces in the renovated showroom are ordered through Mini UK in keeping with global standards.


Credits: Auto Industriya (http://www.autoindustriya.com/)