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This Fire Prevention Month, learn how to prepare your family and keep them safe to avoid disaster from striking

Did you know that an average of 42 fire incidents occurs in the Philippines daily? This amounts to around ₱4.65 billion worth of damage every year. According to the Bureau of Fire Protection, the top causes of fire outbreaks in the Philippines are faulty electrical connections, lighted cigarette butts, and open flames. 

Since most of us are staying home with our families during this time, it’s our responsibility to ensure that our haven and sanctuary remains free from such health hazards. This Fire Prevention Month, educate yourself and your family on fire safety measures. Remember, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Here are five fire prevention measures you need to take: 

Install smoke alarms 

First things first: install a smoke alarm. These alarms can detect fire way before your nose can smell smoke. Early detection can save your house—and your loved ones’ lives. 

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Install smoke alarms on every floor, including inside bedrooms and living areas. Mount each unit on the ceiling or high up on walls. Don’t forget to test these out every month and change the batteries every year. You don’t want them to fail you when a fire actually breaks out. After ten years of use, replace each unit. 

Try: X-SENSE Smoke Alarm, ₱1,500

Get fire extinguishers or blankets ready

Did you know that using water to extinguish fires isn’t fool-proof? Since oil and water don’t mix, using the latter to extinguish grease fires can actually cause it to spread. Additionally, water conducts electricity and you can get electrocuted if you try to douse an electrical fire. 

Instead, invest in a fire extinguisher or fire blanket. Confused about which one to use? Smother smaller fires in the kitchen with a fire blanket. They’re less messy and won’t damage food items in your kitchen. For bigger, harder-to-reach fires, use a fire extinguisher. Make sure they’re available on each floor. Place them near the kitchen, garage, and any other exit routes. 

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Try: Daytech Fire Blanket, ₱489

Avoid open flames 

Does your weekend pamper routine feature scented candles? Place your candles on a stable, heat-resistant surface, preferably at a distance from your bed, curtains, and other flammable items. To avoid flare-ups, light them far away from aircon vents or electric fans. 

You might feel relaxed and ready for bed with soothing scents, but never doze off and leave your candles unattended. Consider switching to battery-operated candles if you have kids and pets who might accidentally knock them over. 

Try: At Home LED Candle, ₱230

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Keep all appliances in working order

If you’ve been squeezing the last ounce of life out of your old appliances, it’s time to put them to rest. You’re not saving money by continuing to use rickety appliances until they give out. The faulty machinery and frayed cables pose a fire hazard. A fire outbreak will end up being more expensive than a new appliance. 

Most home fires start in the kitchen, so keep cooking appliances, in particular, functioning properly. For malfunctioning appliances, don’t attempt to use and call in a repairman as soon as possible. Replace if needed. 

Try: Haier Cooking Range, ₱15,799

Create a fire escape plan 

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In the same way you practice fire drills at school or at the office, your family should craft its own home fire escape plan as well. 

Establish primary and alternative escape routes from the house and pick at least two meeting spots in case family members get separated from each other. Teach everyone the Stop, Drop, and Roll method in the event that their clothes catch fire. Lastly, buy an emergency medical kit you can easily grab on your way out of the house.

Try: Mediplast Emergency Kit, ₱465

Keep yourself and your loved ones safe from harm with these doable tips. Taking such exhaustive measures might feel excessive, but as with everything else, prevention is better than cure. For emergencies, call the National Emergency Hotline at 911, or the Philippine Red Cross at 143.

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Shopee Donates 1,200 School Chairs to Barangay Punta Baja in Palawan

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One of the winners of Barangay Shopee got their wish granted with 1,200 school chairs provided to students of Barangay Punta Baja in Rizal, Palawan

As face-to-face classes resume, schools all around the Philippines struggle with a shortage of resources due to the influx of enrollees. In Barangay Punta Baja, Rizal, Palawan, students faced the problem of not having enough chairs, as a lot of them had no choice but to sit on the floor during classes. Sitti Halima Adges, a school teacher at the Jose P. Rizal National High School, dreamt of providing her students with a complete set of school arm chairs to create spaces conducive for learning.

One day, Sitti chanced upon a post on Shopee’s Barangay Shopee initiative– where a barangay could win a community project of their choice. She and her fellow teachers took their chances and joined and thanks to their heartwarming video entry, Sitti’s dream became a reality. Out of 200 entries nationwide, Barangay Punta Baja was chosen as one of Barangay Shopee’s two winners.

On November 11, Shopee went to Rizal, Palawan to visit Sitti and her barangay, and donated more than 1,000 school chairs to the Jose P. Rizal National High School.

 

Sitti Adges submitted the winning video for the Barangay Shopee contest, and her wish was to provide all students of Jose P. Rizal National High School with new school chairs

 

“Kami ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa tulong at suporta ni Shopee sa Barangay Punta-Baja at Jose P. Rizal National High School. Bilang isang ina at guro, napakasaya ko na may mga mabubuting loob tulad ng Shopee na tumutulong sa pag-aaral ng aming mga estudyante sa barangay namin,” shared Sitti.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, shared “At Shopee, we are committed to serving the underserved and making a difference in communities all over the Philippines. When we launched Barangay Shopee, our goal was to address the direct needs of communities. Sitti’s video entry was one of the many we received, and it reminded us of our commitment to nurture young talent, and the importance of creating environments conducive for learning and growth. We are humbled that we were able to bring smiles to Barangay Punta Baja, and we hope to do the same for many more communities.”

 

Through Barangay Shopee and all initiatives under Shopee Bayanihan, Shopee furthers its objective to bettering the lives of the underserved  by helping communities benefit from the power of technology wherever they are in the Philippines. Learn more about Barangay Shopee here.

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Shopee Brings Joy to Filipino Users and Businesses During Shopee’s 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale #Shopee #MegaPamaskoSale

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With mas mura deals and amazing prizes, Filipinos start preparing for the holidays and give local sellers a big boost in sales

Shopee recently concluded one of its biggest sales of the year, the 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale, by giving users a rewarding shopping experience and providing a platform for success for businesses of all kinds. Local sellers experienced a 4 times uplift in sales versus a regular day, while shoppers enjoyed a total of ₱62 Million in savings on 11 November alone as they start their Christmas shopping.

Martin Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines shared, “Our aim is to give a sense of joy through Shopee – for shoppers to have the most rewarding shopping experience, and for businesses to find success on our platform. The goal is for more Filipinos to experience the convenience of e-commerce so sellers and brands can connect to them whether through mas mura deals, livestreams or our exciting new initiatives, such as Shop to Win Gold.”

Sales grew for local sellers and brand partners this 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale

  • The 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale aimed to stimulate sales for local brands and businesses, and connect businesses to Shopee’s digital ecosystem on the platform. One local seller saw a 7 times uplift in sales during 11.11. Local shops that proved to be the favourites among users were Luckiss, Mumu and Willet.

  • Shopee Mall also saw an uptick in sales across the board as shoppers were enticed by exclusive deals. This is especially so for the essentials and personal care products category, with Uni-Care, Unilever Beauty and Cblue PH registering the top spikes in items sold on 11.11.

Shopee Brings Joy to Filipino Users and Businesses During Shopee’s 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale

Holiday trends among shoppers in the Philippines focus on getting Mas Mura Deals

  • Along with the overall big savings, one Filipino user was also the most wais when it came to their early Christmas shopping, recording over ₱45,000 worth of savings in a  single checkout.

  • Home & Living, Health & Personal goods and Women’s Apparel were the leading categories as Filipinos improved their homes, replenished essentials and treated themselves to fashionable clothes.

  • Women’s shoes, dresses and face masks were the most-searched keywords, showing that users were already planning ahead for their holiday get-togethers.

Big prizes, entertainment and convenient cashless payments drove even more users to the Shopee app

  • There were over 2.7 million entries for Shop to Win Gold as users got excited to get a chance to bring home gold bars, or claim a year’s supply of groceries or electricity.

  • Users were also treated to thousands of hours of livestreams with over 115 million viewers watching all over the country during the campaign to interact with and claim deals from their favorite local sellers and brands.

  • More Filipinos made the most of the convenience and perks of ShopeePay, with the platform seeing a 2.5 times uplift in shoppers who paid using ShopeePay for the first time and over 3 times more orders paid via ShopeePay compared to a regular day.

Bring more joy to your Christmas shopping when you download the Shopee app from leading app stores and follow Shopee Philippines on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

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Gold, A Year’s Worth of Groceries, and More at Shopee’s 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale #Shopee #Sale

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Win gold, a year’s worth of groceries, or subsidy for a year’s worth of electricity with Shopee’s ‘Shop to Win Gold’ promo this 11.11!

This 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale, Shopee is offering all its users a chance to win gold, a year’s supply of groceries or essentials, and exclusive deals and discounts! Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with these amazing offers:

Make your holidays brighter with Shopee’s ‘Shop to Win Gold’ promo

It’s the season of giving, gathering, and golden days as Christmas fast approaches. As you look for the best gifts for your loved ones, Shopee is giving you the best holiday shopping experience with amazing prizes at the 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale!

From today up to November 11, shoppers have the chance to take home a gold bar as the grand prize, or a year’s worth of groceries from Procter & Gamble and Rebisco, or subsidy for a year’s worth of electricity, and more. To join, just claim your Golden Ticket after every purchase and gain more chances of winning each time you shop on Shopee.

On November 12, stay tuned via Shopee Live to find out if you will be one of the 12 lucky winners to take home gold or a year-long supply of groceries or electricity!

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Enjoy exclusive discounts from our bank partners

Shopee users can also get special discounts when they use our bank partners’ voucher codes from November 9 to 13. Qualified Credit, Debit and Prepaid cardholders (new and existing Shopee users) can save up to ₱2,000 with any of the voucher codes below to avail of their favorite items at mas mura deals.

More details can be found at the 11.11 Partner Promos page.

Participating Cards

Voucher Code

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Offer

Bank of Commerce Debit Cards

BANKCOMDEBIT11

10% off, min. spend ₱2,500, capped at ₱2,000

Bank of Commerce Credit Cards

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BANKCOMCREDIT11

10% off, min. spend ₱5,000, capped at ₱2,000

RCBC Mastercard Credit Cards

RCBC11MC

₱500 off, min spend ₱3,000

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RCBC Visa Credit Cards

RCBC11VISA

10% off, min spend ₱3,000, capped at ₱600

RCBC JCB Credit Cards

RCBC11JCB

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₱400 off, min spend ₱3,000

BPI Credit Cards

BPI11SHOPEE300

₱300 off, min spend ₱3,000

BPI11SHOPEE500

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₱500 off, min spend ₱5,000

Maybank Credit Cards

MAYBANK300

₱300 off, min spend ₱3,000

MAYBANK500

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₱500 off, min spend ₱5,000

PNB Credit Cards

PNBSHOPEE11

10% off, min spend ₱3,000, capped at ₱500

Metrobank Credit Cards

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MBSHOPEE11

₱500 off, min. spend ₱3,000

UnionBank Credit Cards

UBSHOPEE11

10% off, min spend ₱3,000, capped at ₱500

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Robinsons Bank Credit Cards

RBSHOPEE11

10% off, min spend ₱3,500, capped at ₱450

EastWest Bank Credit Cards

EWSHOPEE1111

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₱300 off, min spend ₱2,000

China Bank Credit Cards

CHINABANK11

₱300 off, min spend ₱2,500

AUB Credit Cards

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AUBSHOPEE11

₱300 off, min spend ₱3,000

Visa Credit, Debit, Prepaid Cards

VISA200OFF

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₱200 off, min spend ₱3,500

Go for gold this Christmas and experience holiday shopping like no other. Download the Shopee app from leading app stores and visit https://shopee.ph/m/win-gold for more details.

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