Surf Launches the very first WAIS University for aspiring mom-trepreneurs

Sign up for Surf’s Wais U program and learn how to start your own online business!

When it comes to taking care of the family, Moms (and dads, too!) will always find a way to make sure she’s on top of everything, no matter what circumstance.

And their secret? Moms tap into their diskartewhen exploring ways to support their families, like starting a business that they can sustain in the long run.

We see this with Filipino families finding new ways to earn despite the lockdowns, with a whopping 4,000 percent increase in registered online businesses in 2020.

Surf, the country’s leading laundry brand, recognizes the mothers’ diskarte and now aims to enable these moms and their businessesthrough comprehensive and interactive entrepreneurial courses. These courses will teach moms how to start their own negosyo and be their own boss – especially through online means.

A year of your time, a business for life

Surf has partnered with FHMoms, the biggest mom-trepreneur digital community to introduce the first ever Surf Wais University, a free entrepreneurial program for aspiring mom-trepreneurs.

Surf Wais U is designed to teach you everything you need to know to establish your own busines venture. Webinars will be set every month for the rest of the year, covering multiple mom-treprenurial topics, requiring only an internet-ready device and your motivation to succeed.

Surf Marketing Manager, Raiza Revila, explains, “Following decades of providing sulit and quality laundry solutions for Filipino moms, we recognize the diskarte of our wais nanays. And through the pandemic and the hardships every mother had to go through, we thought it’s time to give them a better foothold to provide for their families. Through Wais U, we can teach them how to establish their own business and make it flourish through modern practices, techniques, and processes.”

Wais U welcomes all aspiring mom-trepreneurs

Every kind of mom is free to join! Be it a stay-at-home mom who wants to earn extra income, a full-time employee who wants to be her own boss, a returning OFW with ready-to-invest capital, or even a traditional business owner who wants to learn more about growing the business.

Enrolling in the program will help you identify the differences between traditional and digital businesses, so you can find the entrepreneurial model that best fits what you want to do or sell. Courses also cover how to manage your finances and government requirements and touch on sales practices and marketing techniques that can effectively expand your businesses in digital platforms.

The Rise of Filipina Homebased Moms

Surf’s Wais U is designed in partnership with the top mom-trepreneur Digital community, Filipina Homebased Moms (FHMoms).

At the helm of the program is MK Bertulfo, a working mom herself, who established the Filipina Homebased Moms community on Facebook which is now more than 365,000 strong. The community has been helping moms by providing opportunities online suitable to their individual lifestyles.

Following her advocacy to help fellow moms to earn enough for their families, Mommy MK will be using her knowledge and experience to teach enrollees the best ways and practices to establish their own businesses, one mom at a time.

“Being a mom myself, I wanted to make sure other moms can have more opportunities to provide for their families,” Bertulfo shares. “That is why I’m very excited for this partnership between Surf and FHMoms, because I know more women will be able to pull themselves up and lead a better life for their loved ones.”

Register for Wais U now

As Surf Launches its first ever Wais University, moms will be able to fully take the spotlight and further unleash their diskarte and wais-ness!

To all #TeamWais moms, Go and pursue the venture that you want and deserve! Get valuable knowledge and skillset from Wais U and learn from successful entrepreneurs and professionals that will help you understand the ins and outs of a flourishing business.

Sign up at and start your Wais U journey today! Registration is ongoing! Batch 1 starts February 18.

Boost Your Immune System with Easy and Healthy Dishes from La Germania

La Germania dishes nutritious recipes to strengthen you and your family amid cold and flu season

The new year marks a fresh start, but it also means that flu season is upon us. That’s why it’s vital for you and your loved ones to take care of your health. One of the best ways to shield ourselves from diseases and possible health risks is preparing nutritious dishes at home.

To help you boost your immune system amid flu season, La Germania shares three recipes that are easy to make and rich with health benefits. By preparing these dishes at home, you also get to make a lot of savings. Hence, you hit two birds with one stone.

Get fancy with Salmon en Papillote

French cuisine may sound intimidating, but this tender fish is deceptively easy and fast to prepare. Salmon is one of the most nutritious foods in the market, rich in omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins. Omega-3 fatty acids help build and maintain a healthy body, while B vitamins are a good energy source and may help with certain health problems, like migraines and anxiety. Baking this flavourful French dish will be a total breeze with your La Germania oven range.


  • 1.5 lbs salmon, cut into four pieces
  • One small zucchini, thinly sliced
  • One head fennel, thinly sliced
  • One lemon, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • Parchment paper


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Cut parchment into four large ovals 15” by 10” inches. Then, fold each parchment in half.
  3. On half of each parchment, layer on ¼ of the zucchini, ¼ the fennel, one piece of salmon, sprinkle with ¼ tsp salt, ¼ pepper, ¼ tsp dill, lemon slices, drizzle each salmon with one teaspoon olive oil and a few pieces of fennel fronds. Repeat this process with the three remaining salmon filets.
  4. Close the parchment by folding the other half over the prepared salmon and carefully roll the open edges toward the center.
  5. Set pouches on a baking sheet and bake on the center rack for 15 minutes.
  6. Open carefully using a fork and serve.

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Snack it up with Baked Garlic Sweet Potatoes

If you’re in the mood for a delicious snack, you can forgo junk food and try this affordable yet delectable option instead. Sweet potato (a.k.a kamote) is a superfood packed with plenty of nutrients like Potassium, beta-carotene and Vitamin C. Potassium regulates one’s heartbeat. In contrast, beta-carotene is good for one’s eyesight. Meanwhile, Vitamin C is necessary for the growth, development, and repair of all body tissues. That’s why you should eat more sweet potatoes this flu season. With a La Germania compact oven in your arsenal, you can bake this mouthwatering dish to your heart’s content.


  • Four medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch matchsticks
  • Two tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Five cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Two tablespoons chopped parsley leaves for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. Place the sweet potatoes in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Add olive oil and gently toss to combine; season with salt and pepper to taste. Place into oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden and crisp, tossing occasionally.
  3. Combine sweet potato with garlic and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

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Warm up with a Detoxifying Soup

There’s nothing like a warm soup to stay healthy this cold and flu season. You can skip the store-bought or instant soup by making this soup dish full of immunity-boosting, anti-inflammatory, and detoxifying ingredients like assorted vegetables and a medley of spices. Following this 30-minute recipe will be easy peasy with your La Germania electric stove.


  • One tablespoon olive oil
  • One yellow onion, diced
  • Six cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • One teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • One tablespoon lemon juice
  • One large sweet potato (about 1/2 lb) diced into ½” cubes
  • 1 15oz can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup red lentils, uncooked and rinsed
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup kale, destemmed and torn into 1” pieces
  • Salt to taste


  1. In a large pot or dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium heat for 1 minute.
  2. Add the onion and cook over medium heat for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the garlic and ginger and continue to cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  4. Add the turmeric and paprika and continue to cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add the lemon juice, sweet potatoes, chickpeas, red lentils, and vegetable broth and bring to a boil.
  6. Once the soup begins to boil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes until the sweet potato is soft.
  7. Add kale and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes until the kale has softened and wilted slightly.
  8. Season with salt to taste.

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Built according to the highest European standards in terms of construction and design, La Germania appliances allow you to prepare nutritious dishes in an efficient and easy way. With guaranteed durability and superior quality, they’re a good investment for you to channel your inner chef, and make more immune-boosting food at home.

La Germania products are available online through La Germania’s official e-commerce website and e-commerce platforms on Shopee and Lazada. You may follow the trusted kitchen and appliance brand’s official Facebook and Instagram accounts for more information on La Germania and its products.


Italian-heritage brand La Germania has been the preferred kitchen companion of Filipino homemakers for 53 years and counting. Its wide array of ovens, cooktops, and stoves is made of high-grade materials and designed to stand the test of time and extensive use. La Germania’s current line of products continues to serve the cooking needs and lifestyle of this generation and the next. To know more about La Germania and its products, visit The trusted kitchen partner of Filipinos also has its official stores on Shopee.