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SHOOR Best of 2020: Inspiring Brands That Made Their Mark

The Philippines has been home to a growing number of small businesses over the years. Many Filipinos have taken to establishing their own budding empires, with niches varying from pet care products to plants and makeup. To say that the pandemic hit many small businesses is a complete understatement, but there have been a few that survived well enough or even got their start during its onset, giving back to their community and to those in need. Check out these inspiring brands:



Crops from Hineleban Farms are all grown in the foothills of Mt. Kitanglad, Bukidnon in Mindanao, Philippines. It’s a network of sustainable farms that has partnered with each of the tribal communities in the aren, setting them up to be successful businesses in their own rights. They grow high-value crops like adlai, arabica coffee, taro, yacon, abaca, and bamboo to be sold on a commercial scale, so that the communities receive a sustainable source of income.




Owners Pau Tiu and Dyam Gonzales established the first and only risograph art press in the country as a way to empower and encourage the use of this long-forgotten method of printing within the local community and to serve as a new medium with which they can showcase their work.

Last November 2020, their Marikina studio along with all their equipment was affected by the devastating floods caused by Typhoon Ulysses. Upon hearing about their loss, the art community came together. Artists sold work and offered services with proceeds that went to the studio, which is currently hosting a series of workshops to raise funds toward rebuilding.

Bad Student


Whispers about Colourette Cosmetics long buzzed through many circles, but it wasn’t until the pandemic that the power of this inspiring brand prevailed. Established in 2015, the home-grown brand is run by Nina Ellaine Dizon, who specifically set out to create a beauty brand with the modern-day Filipina in mind through their morena-friendly formulation, affordable prices, and multi-use products. They’ve since built a community with a smart brand reputation that goes beyond beauty and covers topics like women empowerment, acceptance, inclusivity, and diversity.

Back in November, as a response to calls for a boycott, the CEO instead pledged that 100% of the sales of their hero product Colourtints will go toward the victims of Typhoon Ulysses, which allowed her to raise a total of Php 1.6M to be donated for relief operations.



MASK FOR A CAUSE PH (Hinabi at Iba Pa)

This one-stop shop for locally made textiles that supports Filipino weaving communities began their new initiative during the start of the pandemic when the need for masks was high with little supply to go around. Mask for a Cause began selling woven masks with designs that ran through the different regions of the Philippines, allowing Filipinos to proudly represent local work and support local weavers at the same time.




Local shoe brand Andante Footwear and multi-brand house Stride Collective began their businesses as a way to provide additional income to the bag/shoe industry of Marikina, helping them market their products and connect to consumers. When Typhoon Ulysses hit Marikina, the industry was devastated and these inspiring brands got to work. They raised over Php 500,000 pesos for affected communities to help them get back up and running.


Are you feeling revved up by stories of these brands in the Philippines? Visit this link to learn about more about new local brands. If you are looking to explore ways on how you can make your own mark, check out this list of side hustles.

Andy Lam

Andy Lam

Andy Lam is a writer by day and an artist by midnight. She’s usually found at home, living on a steady diet of films, television, and bites of pop culture. She loves hand lettering and has an ongoing feud with the letter S.

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GLOBE PREPAID Escape Room Challenge

Scope & Coverage, Mechanics, FAQs



Scope: This Escape Room challenge is open to customers who have vouchers or will purchase an access pass to the Virtual Hangouts: A Day Escape Room.

Promo Dates: 

  • The Escape Room Challenge will run from June 24 to July 31, 2021.
  • Escape Room Access is available for purchase from June 24 to July 31, 2021.


  • To join, customers must have a valid access to play the game at Shoor. 
  • Customers must finish the escape room to qualify for the fastest elapsed time to escape. They are given 45-minutes to finish the game.
  • Whether the customer was able to finish or not, they are given unlimited tries within the promo period. 
  • Customers who won’t be able to finish the escape room will not qualify for the P10,000 worth of GCash credit.
  • The customer with the fastest elapsed completion time will win.

Prize:  Winner will receive PHP 10,000 worth of GCash credit. 




How to purchase an Escape Room Access:

  1. Customers can purchase access via SHOOR for PHP 400.
  2. Customers who have voucher codes can use their code in the “Coupon Code” box upon check-out.

How to play the Escape Room:

  1. Customers who have successfully purchased an access for the Escape Room will receive the link to the game.
  2. They are given 45-minutes to escape the room. They are given unlimited tries. 
  3. Once the customer finishes the room – their elapsed time will be recorded and they will automatically be part of the challenge.

Determination of Winners:

  1. Customers who have successfully finished the game will be prompted to input their email address at the end of the game. Their email address will be automatically recorded with their elapsed time. 
  2. Elapsed time will be recorded in minutes. 
  3. In case of a tie, the prize will be shared equally amongst all winners.


What is the challenge all about?

The challenge is a promotional event for the movie “A Day” and is in partnership with Globe Virtual Hangouts. Customers who will finish the Escape Room can get a chance to be part of the leaderboard. The fastest to escape will win PHP10,000 worth of GCash credit. 

Where can I register to join the challenge?

Customers to use their vouchers or can buy an access pass to the escape room for PHP 400 at Shoor 

Where can I find my elapsed time? 

Once a customer finishes the Escape Room, they will automatically receive their certificate with the elapsed time.

Until when can I try to join the Escape Room Challenge and have a chance at winning?

The Escape Room Challenge will start on June 24, 2021 and entries will be accepted until July 30, 2021. Completing the escape room outside of this date will no longer be eligible for the challenge.

How will I know if I won the challenge?

Globe team will notify the winner to get their details via email or SMS. The winner for the challenge will also be posted in the Globe’s social media channels.

What if 2 or more participants get a tie in the record?

The prize of P10,000 worth of GCash will be equally splitted to the winners.