Saturday, April 30, 2016

Goldilocks celebrates its 50 Golden Years

Special occasions have often been associated with Goldilocks. A cake is an indispensible part of every celebration, be it a birthday, wedding, baptism or anniversary. Every birthday, every family function or celebration ends with something sweet---a cake. And everyone loves Goldilocks Bakeshop when its comes cake choices to mark milestones and foster memories. Every celebration deserves a cake and Goldilocks has that special name that everyone loves.

Even after 5 decades, Goldilocks' fairytale story continues on to delight its customers with sweetness. As Goldilocks celebrates 50 Golden Years of being the country’s number one bakeshop, it continues on its legacy of making sweet, fond memories.

Humble Beginnings

The story of Goldilocks began when The two sisters started their business small. Milagros, a professional nurse, supplied Manila school canteens with chiffon slices, while Clarita baked and decorated cakes for special occasions in Bicol. A twist of fate brought the sisters back together in Manila, and they decided to expand their hobby into something more fulfilling. Together with their sister-in-law Doris, and armed by their love of food, baking and cooking, they opened a small bakeshop in Pasong Street Makati in 1966.

It was their sister, Maria Flor, who named the store based on prosperity and providence---Gold and Luck.

Their first store located in Pasong Tamo Street in Makati is still open and ready to serve their loyal customers. From just 10 employees and two display stands, Goldilocks has grown to 490 stores — both here and abroad — with some 5,000 local employees.

A Flourishing Ingenuity

Even after five decades in the industry, the guiding principles of its founders (sisters Milagros Leelin-Yee and Clarita Leelin-Go) are are still very much alive and articulated in the Goldilocks vision statement: to be the leading Filipino global brand that will fulfill the changing customer needs through world-class products and services in markets served.

Goldilocks now offers full meal and merienda choices, catering services and is now recognized as the foremost specialist when it comes to decorated cakes. The cakes, pastries, and well-loved dishes that have become so associated with Goldilocks (such as its Fluffy Mamon, Cheesy Ensaymada, Chiffon Cake Slice, Classic Brownies, Chicken Pie, Classic Polvoron, Classic Mocha Roll, Classic Chocolate Roll, Brazo de Mercedes, dinuguan, fresh lumpia, palabok, and laing, just to name a few) have since become the gold standard by which all others are measured.

For 50 years, the true taste of the Pinoy is still the anchor of their business. Indeed, Goldilocks encompasses everything that is unique, delicious, and delightful about the Filipino people. It can be found all over the world where Filipino families reside.

From the P574 total sales in 1966, the company has multiplied its earnings thousands of times over, reaching a system-wide total of almost PIO billion as of last count.

Today, at five decades filled with sweet moments and countless Filipino celebrations — Goldilocks continues to build its legacy while staying true to its foundations. Even as the brand pursues innovation and finds new and meaningful way

Goldilocks continues to move forward, even after half a century of leadership. Indeed, a Filipino Fairytale was born and developed between 1966 to 2016, and it continues to grow stronger.

Visit the nearest Goldilocks branch or call Goldilocks Go-Delivery at 888-1- 999 for orders. Join the conversation on Twitter @GoldilocksPH or Instagram at @GoldilocksPH

Friday, April 29, 2016

Way to A Mother’s Heart

Motherhood is an epitome of selfless love. Every mom desires to instill Godly values, vision, and character in her children and in the generations who follow her. And nurturing the entire family is one of the more practical roles of a mother. She ensures that everybody under her care eats well.

This coming Mother’s Day, don’t you think that she deserves a treat by having it the other way around?

If the kids can plan a good meal for mom (some help from Dad would definitely be welcome), then Goldilocks has the perfect dessert to cap it off. The country’s number one bakeshop definitely had mothers in mind when they made the Banana Caramel Cake, a delicious two-layer masterpiece made with banana chiffon cake and filled with whipped cream plus luscious caramel. Other favorites include the Heart-Shaped Choco Greeting Cake (available from May 6 to 8) and Chocolate Lollipops that are sure to put a smile on mom’s face.

 Visit the nearest Goldilocks branch or call Goldilocks Go-Delivery at 888-1-999 for orders.

Join in on the conversation on Twitter or Instagram at @GoldilocksPH, or at the official Goldilocks Facebook page

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Time-tested Filipino Value of Bayanihan is BSM's Service Model

The British School Manila is proud of its commitment to service learning. The idea of developing students as global citizens is central to its vision and mission. BSM is on the lookout for skillowhich would allow its studentry to make sense of a rapidly changing world whilst also being able to contribute to making their world more peaceful, fair and sustainable.

 The Creativity Activity Service (CAS) programme is an integral part of the International Baccalaureate core programme and is in many ways the perfect realisation of the work we do with our older students. Our International Baccalaureate team recently completed the end of course CAS interviews with the current Year 13 cohort and it was clear to us that it was the service learning experiences that had the most resonance and impact upon the students’: personal, social, emotional and even moral development. The Year 13 students spoke eloquently and thoughtfully about their work with local schools, orphanages and hospitals. They talked about the work they had done, the relationships they had formed and ethical implications of the work that they were undertaking. The depth of reflection in evidence was confirmed by how often the discussions centred on poverty, inequality and individual responsibility.

BSM had the opportunity to remodel the CAS programme this year to create more moments of epiphany. Our new approach, led expertly by Mr. Owen, is called “Bayanihan” from the Filipino word ‘bayan,’ which captures the spirit of community we see in Filipino culture and which BSM seeks to mirror. The bayanihan spirit is ingrained in the hearts of Filipinos and remains unequaled by any other race. Filipinos' concern for others empowers them to take action to achieve something for the common good. BSM students have been encouraged to develop projects in line with their own passions and interests within broad categories such as ‘Health’, ‘Environment’ and ‘Education’.

The strategic developments this year were framed following a successful and insightful pilot last year led by Mr. Owen in Tagaytay. This venture presented a group of IB Business Management students with a problem - ‘How can they use their business acumen to help develop a sustainable income for a group of 16 mothers’? It was a privilege to observe how the students worked together to empower a group of local women with great ideas to become successful entrepreneurs.

The projects this year are incredibly diverse. We have groups preparing “baby boxes” for maternity hospitals, building chicken coops, certifying language skills for adult learners, developing hydroponics systems and fixing computers to improve education in a community. The projects have many layers, with strong educational themes and all the projects focus on sustainability and the fostering of partnerships which we hope will be nurtured and maintained beyond CAS week in May.

One distinctive feature of the Bayanihan projects this year is the emphasis on independence; the projects will have staff mentors available but our students will be encouraged to take ownership, make decisions, assess risks and manage uncertainty as groups. This takes us back to our BSM vision and mission; these experiences will equip our IB students with the ability to reflect, to be resilient in adversity and to thrive with challenge. We look forward to sharing the outcomes with you later in the year.

Press Release
Chris Jones, Secondary Deputy

Bigger and better Molito Lifestyle Center

Molito Lifestyle Center is fast becoming a byword destination in Metro South because of its laid back atmosphere and restaurants that offer upscale dining menus and gourmet cuisines. This side of the Southern neighborhood offers a wide array of classic food, regional specialties plus international spread that would satisfy anyone's cravings.

 Foodies will find comfort food with Recovery Food, Cravings, Wooden Horse, Yushoken, Omakase, Ice Flower, Torch etc. You'll be pleasantly surprised at the culinary options awaiting you.

The Molito Lifestyle Center that extends from at the corners of Alabang Zapote Road, Madrigal Avenue to Commerce Avenue (in front of Ayala Alabang Village) was built in 2012. It has a colorful floor fountain that matches its beautiful green lawn, where children can play.

Molito is a haven for those who crave for simplicity and elegance. It is a cool place to lighten up from the crowd. Its peaceful and breezy ambience is perfect for relaxation, family dining, get-togethers, business meetings. You can chill the night out while having your favorite drink or coffee.

Watch out as expansions come your way this year. Future plans of Molito Lifestyle Extensions include showcasing new restaurants, health, and wellness establishments, retail, and other lifestyle shops. The new mix of stores will make it the ultimately destinatination to enjoy fashion, arts and crafts and food.

 Molito. Love your lifestyle.
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