Beat the summer heat with these refreshing Starbucks Frappuccino® Blended Beverages

Apr 18, 2016
Summer is here and what better way to escape the heat of summer and cool down than with the newest  Frappuccino® Blended Beverage, the Roasted Marshmallow S'mores Frappuccino®Blended Beverage and returning favorite, the Summer Berry Panna Cotta Frappuccino® Blended Beverage. Both available starting April 19.

The new and returning summer blended beverages – Roasted Marshmallow S’mores and Summer Berry Panna Cotta – both let you celebrate the sweetness of summer. Inspired by the distinct taste of roasted marshmallows with chocolate sandwiched between graham crackers, the Roasted Marshmallow S’mores Frappuccino® Blended Beverage evokes happy memories of summer outings at the beach with family and friends. 

The returning summer favorite, Summer Berry Panna Cotta Frappuccino® Blended Beverage, combines Panna Cotta with different types of berries to create a beautifully layered Frappuccino® Blended Beverage and topped with whipped cream and a tart berry drizzle. After enjoying these summer beverages, you can join the Starbucks Frappuccino® & Friends Photo Contest by uploading your photos to the Starbucks Philippines Frappuccino® website ( from April 19 to 30, 2016 for a chance to win a pre-loaded Starbucks Frappuccino® Card.

Meanwhile, brewed coffee lovers can also celebrate the spirit of adventure with a cup of perfectly brewed coffee in store or at home. With the refreshing citrusy flavor of Starbucks Kati Kati Blend™ and Starbucks VIA® Sweetened Iced Coffee, Starbucks Reserve® El Salvador Montecarlo Estate and Starbucks Reserve® Burundi Murambi, your brewed coffee – iced or hot – will surely keep you energized this summer. 

To further provide a cool little haven from the scorching heat, Starbucks Philippines will also have a series of Meet Me at Starbucks for a Summer Frappuccino® Party from April 26 to May 31 where you can enjoy live summer music, a One For You, One To Share (Buy One, Get One) promo on the Roasted Marshmallow S ‘mores Frappuccino® blended beverage, 10% off on summer mugs and tumblers and other exciting treats. Check out the Starbucks Philippines’ Facebook page ( for more details. 

Achieving Better Sleep with the Sleep Specialist

Apr 15, 2016
Insufficient sleep is now a becoming a major health concern in the Philippines. Today, Filipinos are having trouble sleeping due to poor lifestyle habits. Lack of sleep is quite alarming, as it can greatly affect the performance of an individual and lead to chronic diseases. It leaves the individual out of focused that can resort to road accidents and occupational errors. It also increases the probability of an individual to develop depression or other chronic diseases such as obesity, hypertension, and diabetes.

“Sleep is an essential part of our well-being. It allows our bodies to recover from daily activities and more importantly, it leaves our minds refreshed to gather and process information. It also affects our emotional stability and decision making.” says Cherry Tan, Marketing Director of Uratex Philippines.

A recent study shows that the Philippines has been ranked as one of the countries in Southeast Asia with poor sleeping habits. More than half of Filipinos sleeping less than six hours a day. There are a number of factors that attribute to this such as unbearable traffic, constant access to the Internet, busy work schedules, and uncomfortable sleeping environments.

“There are ways to help battle this problem. It is important to change our current lifestyle to achieve quality sleep,” says Tan. According to the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM), there are 10 Commandments of Sleep Hygiene. These are as follows: maintain a fixed sleep schedule; reduce daytime naps in 45 minutes or less; avoid intake of caffeine such as those in coffee, tea, most sodas, including chocolate 6 hours before bedtime; avoid heavy, spicy or sweets 4 hours before bedtime; exercise regularly but not before bedtime; maintain an ideal sleep temperature in a well-ventilated room; block out noise and light as possible; limit use of the bed to sleeping; and finding comfortable bedding.

“Promoting good sleep has always been the sole mission of Uratex. Simply put, we help improve sleep routines by adapting to a healthier lifestyle, a positive mindset towards life, and choosing the correct mattress that can support our body’s shape and contours,” explains Tan.

For more than 48 years, Uratex has been recognized as the country’s industry leader in manufacturing foams and mattresses. As a commitment to excellence, it continues to innovate itself by applying latest technologies and research to deliver exceptional comfort and support in every mattress.

Uratex offers different technologies that cater to a person’s sleeping needs. As summer is fast approaching, there is a need to maintain an ideal sleep temperature that can reduce tossing and turning during the night. Uratex’s latest collection include the Uratex Airlite Foam Mattresses which combines 3D spacer fabric and open cell technology to allow air to flow freely in the mattress, for a cool sleep. 
For a more luxurious comfort feel, Uratex Premium Mattress presents the Senso Memory Ultima Mattress. Formulated with Hydragel® technology, its premium memory foam is infused with gel beads which absorb heat and provide optimal airflow. It has been proven to lower body temperature by up to 2ÂșC than those of a traditional memory foam, helping you to fall asleep faster. As an added feature, Sanitized® treatment is applied to safeguard against growth of bacteria, odour, mildew, and dust mites.

Aside from its product offerings, Uratex partners with different organizations in its pursuit for better sleep. Recently, the Philippine Society of Sleep Medicine (PSSM) partnered with Uratex in celebrating the World Sleep Day. The 2016 campaign, “Good Sleep is a Reachable Dream,” expresses a desire for everyone to attain a good, sound sleep. The PSSM held symposiums to discuss about the important elements of good sleep which are “Duration” or the sufficiency of sleep to become well rested and alert the following day; “Continuity,” which means sleep time should be continuous and unbroken; and “Depth,” that sleep should be deep enough to be restorative or invigorating.

To find out more about the Sleep Specialist, call the Uratex Consumer Hotline (Domestic Toll Fee), 1800 10 888-6800 or visit