Sunday, March 22, 2020

Laughing with Catriona Gray

This new video, “One Minute with Catriona Gray” had us entertained and laughing our stress away. 2018 Ms. Universe Catriona Gray and BDO created the video as part of their “Find Your Way” campaign to inspire Millennials to enjoy life while finding their own paths to their dreams and aspirations.

While watching the video, we see Catriona truly enjoying herself during her Q&A interview. In fact, she laughs practically after every question in the first couple of seconds. She doesn’t only give us delightful snippets, glimpses, and trivia about herself but also shows us the lighter, funnier side of life. Who knew this beauty queen is devoted to adobo and halo-halo? Or that french fries are her cheat day fave?

She calls herself “such a lola” for preferring to stay home on a Saturday night and laughs a bright, hearty laugh with a sparkle in her eyes as she plays with different accents. If a person’s laugh is a window to her soul and personality, then Catriona’s would seem to show that she’s easy-going, confident, and open to life’s possibilities. Her laughter rings with such a free-spirited vibe that is at the same time sincere and authentic.

During the video, she also talks about how important it is for each person, millennials like her in particular, to find their own way in life--whether it be for success and achievement, for relationships, or personal happiness.

She tells us to stop comparing ourselves with others and seek our own path, go through our own journey--that way, what we attain in the end is true to our real selves. And we can do it in as fun and joyful a manner as Catriona does!

We don’t need to be a beauty queen or some other celebrity to savor the joys of life. Genuine, deep-down joy and laughter are for us to experience no matter who we are, and even if we’re facing challenging circumstances. Sometimes, really, it takes a giggle, or an outright laugh, to get us through stressful moments.

So yes, go ahead and look at life’s lighter, brighter, and funny side. You can do it (and perhaps laugh exactly like Catriona, if you want to)! Start by watching this video collaboration of Catriona Gray and BDO: you’ll be smiling and even laughing, and be refreshed and optimistic about life again.

To know more about BDO's Find Your Way campaign, visit

Friday, March 20, 2020

How to get Php1000 DoNation from Maine Mendoza thru GCash App

Maine Mendoza announced on her social media Facebook account that she is launching the DoNation Drive to help Filipinos during this difficult times due to Corona Virus-COVID19 that is affecting the whole world that is now in Pandemic state of a global health crisis.

The drive will be providing Php1000 per household for food and other essentials and will be sent out via Gcash application.

All in need of this assistance may send an email to with your proof of employment (company ID) that was limited to go to work due to the lockdown. In her additional post, this assistance is not limited to employed workers alone, Public Utility Vehicles of jeepneys, tricycles, buses and the rest can apply also. You must also include the Gcash number where they will be sending the financial assistance.

More information below:

I will personally facilitate all the donations and I will TRY my best to accommodate as many people as I can. 🙂 I will also provide proof of transactions to the donors for transparency purposes if they wish. Again, your share, no matter how big or small, will surely go a long way. Let’s DO this!

The actress also said that she will try to assists as many as possible. This is such a great move from Maine Mendoza, kudos!

***Want to help the DoNation Drive?
SEND cash donations via GCash to 09563890291.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Press Release: BDO operations normal, but on guard vs. COVID-19

BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO) wishes to assure the general public that it is Business-as-Usual (BAU) in all of the Bank’s branches and offices even with the “Community Quarantine” imposed in Metro Manila in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Bank will continue to service the requirements of its clients through its more than 1,400 branches nationwide, complemented by over 4,400 ATMs and digital channels via internet and mobile platforms.

To provide uninterrupted service to its customers and at the same time safeguard employee well-being, BDO has activated its Business Continuity Plan (BCP) as well as implemented precautionary workplace measures.

The Bank’s BCP has back-up sites for critical functions such as client servicing, trading and treasury, operations and information technology, while key personnel has also been identified to man both critical and non-critical units to ensure banking operations continue even in the event of a severe business disruption.

Meanwhile, information campaigns on health preparedness and preventive measures are being applied across the whole BDO network to fight the spread of the virus. These measures include travel restrictions, controlled entry through designated points equipped with thermal scanners and personal disinfectants, and protocols on visitors, meetings, and events.

To date, the impact of COVID-19 has been limited with the Bank experiencing normal loan and deposit growth. However, the longer-term impact is uncertain and will depend on the COVID-19’s duration, depth, and scale. With its robust business franchise and solid balance sheet, BDO believes it will remain resilient in the face of this current challenge.

About BDO

BDO is a full-service universal bank that provides a wide range of corporate and retail banking services.  These services include traditional loan and deposit products, as well as treasury, trust banking, investment banking, private banking, rural banking, cash management, leasing and finance, remittance, insurance, retail cash cards, and credit card services.  

BDO has the country’s largest distribution network, with over 1,400 consolidated operating branches and more than 4,400 ATMs nationwide.  It also has 22 overseas remittance and representative offices (including full-service branches in Hong Kong and Singapore) in Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East.

BDO ranked as the largest bank in terms of total assets, loans, deposits and trust funds under management based on published statements of condition as of December 31, 2019. For more information, please visit