Mang Inasal kicks off 20th anniversary with 2-in-1 AnniverSAYA Deals

The new year is made even more exciting as Mang Inasal, the country’s Grill Expert, kicks off its year-long 20th anniversary celebration with the “2-in-1 AnniverSAYA Deals” happening in all its branches nationwide. 

“2023 is a big year for Mang Inasal as we reach two decades serving Ihaw-Sarap and Unli-Saya to our customers nationwide,” said Mang Inasal’s Business Unit Head Mike V. Castro. “The 2-in-1 AnniverSAYA Deals is just the start of a thrilling year-long celebration which we want everyone to enjoy.” 

Double the Ihaw-Sarap and Unli-Saya with these perfect pairings available from Jan. 1 to Feb 28, 2023. Simply present the physical or digital coupon to get the discounts.

Check out these 2-in-1 AnniverSAYA deals at all Mang Inasal stores nationwide: https://bit.ly/MangInasalBRANCHES.

Want more Mang Inasal exclusives NOW? Visit www.manginasal.com for the latest updates, https://manginasaldelivery.com.ph for delivery deals, and follow Mang Inasal on social media!

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Quick and Easy Tips for a Sulit and Sustainable Holiday Season

Filipinos are known to celebrate the longest and grandest holiday season. More often than not, this comes at an economic and environmental expense, having to spend more on food and gifts – but it doesn’t always have to be like that. Having an affordable and sustainable celebration can be an option and a great way for families to bond together.

Happy family, father, mother and daughter, having dinner together to celebrate the Christmas Holiday together, with sparkler light

Ajinomoto Philippines Corporation (APC Group) shares a few tips on how Filipinos can have a meaningful holiday season- the budget-friendly and eco-friendly way. APC Group General Manager of Corporate Planning and Public Relations Roann Co said, “We, at Ajinomoto, believe that there is no small contribution when it comes to caring for the environment. Through our tips below, we hope to empower Filipinos in giving the gift of sustainability this holiday season.” 

Here are some eco-friendly and meaningful ways to celebrate the holidays:

  • Recycled gift wraps and Do-It-Yourself gifts 


Using old magazines and newspapers as an alternative gift wrapper isn’t a new practice to Filipinos. But, it is definitely something that we should further encourage among our families and friends. Not only does it help the environment, it is also easy on the pocket too! 

Moreover, if you’re still wondering what gifts you should give, you can check some of the winning DIY projects during the online contest for Ilabas ang SustainAbilidad campaign such as the apron made from the wrappers of used Ajinomoto products and a DIY toy kitchen set for kids who want to learn to cook. You can also try re-inventing some of the projects to make it more creative and more heart-felt.

  • Solar-powered string lights

Christmas decorations are incomplete without bright lights at home and on the streets. Retire your vintage decors by using solar-powered lights which give you the same merry evenings with less electricity consumption and environmental impact. And since these solar-powered decors don’t add to your electricity bill, you may also consider maintaining this type of ambient lights on your garden and terraces. 

Beyond homes, Ajinomoto has also introduced solar energy to its Bulacan factory and it is projected to offset around 865 metric tons of carbon dioxide which is equivalent to reducing 2,352,456 miles in vehicle travel per year.

  • Prepare delicious, nutritious, and eco-friendly holiday meals

What makes Filipino holidays special is the variety of food options planned and prepared by home cooks. Bring out the flavor of your favorite handaan dishes like Pinoy spaghetti, lumpiang shanghai, adobo, kaldereta, and more with the new AJI-NO-MOTO® Umami Seasoning 45g paper pack. The new packaging is made from a natural paper material that can be planted, grown, harvested, and then replanted which means you’re not only preparing delicious food for the family but also helping the environment.  Continue reading

3 Side Hustle Ways You Can Do To Earn and Save Up for College Tuition

Every parent wants the best for their children, especially when it comes to education. Why? Because of the belief that education is the most powerful investment in our children’s future. It can put them on a path towards good employment or a successful career in their chosen field.

In my country, the Philippines, sending kids to private schools is expensive. I paid monthly tuition of almost three thousand pesos (3,000.00) for my kindergarten. Above two thousand pesos (2,000.00 +) monthly tuition for my Junior High, because he availed the government subsidy amounting to almost eleven thousand pesos covered for one school year. If I’m going to compare this tuition fee to previous years, it increased to 50%. Looking forward to my kids’ college education, I guess it will become more expensive in the future because of the rising inflation we have. To figure out if how much amount I need to set aside per month, I used Education Savings Calculator  an easy partner in computing amount to save for college school expenses.  

Education savings concept. Coins in a glass jar for education money savings with a graduate doll. Personal financial planning for the future.

Use this calculator to figure out how much you will need to set aside monthly to pay for school when they are ready to go to college. Continue reading

Realistic Steps to Start on Your Emergency Fund

Life is indeed full of surprises, and this includes unexpected expenses – from the sudden ticket selling of your fave musician to fixing your vehicle and taking your pet to the vet.
Having a ‘rainy-day’ fund is important, which is money specifically saved for unplanned expenses, gives you a safety
net so unplanned expenses won’t disrupt your budget or force you into debt.
The ideal rainy-day or emergency fund is usually at least three months worth of your expenses. This may seem like a lot of money, but here are small and practical ways to get started:

Track your expenses

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Over 2,400 Teachers Certified to Provide Financial Education Lessons in Primary Schools

Pru Life UK, together with its community investment arm in Asia and Africa, Prudence Foundation, and Junior Achievement (JA) Philippines, has certified over 2,400 teachers to teach financial education under the 2022 Cha-Ching Curriculum Financial Accreditation (CCFA) program for the school year 2021-2022.

Cha-Ching was introduced back in 2011 as an online, interactive platform to promote and teach children about the four money-smart concepts – Earn, Save, Spend and Donate. In 2016, Pru Life UK partnered with JA Philippines to have the Cha-Ching Curriculum, using the already successful Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids materials, integrated in the Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao (Values Formation) subject of Grade 4 students, in coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd).

The objective is to provide an organized approach and structured lesson plans for teachers to ensure good learning outcomes for the students. It is also meant to adopt timely and proactive measures to intensify the integration of financial literacy in the K to 12 basic education system curriculum in the country. Continue reading