Tuesday, September 22, 2020

realme to launch PH’s fastest-charging smartphone realme 7 Pro on September 30

The lifestyle partner of the youth, realme Philippines, is launching the midrange supreme realme 7 Pro on September 30, 1:00pm. The new smartphone will be launched via livestream on realme Philippines’ official Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Bearing a 65W SuperDart Charge, the realme 7 Pro is officially the Philippines’ fastest-charging smartphone to date. The device also has a 2nd Gen 64MP Sony IMX682 Quad-Camera rear set-up, a 32MP in-display selfie snapper and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G mobile processor.

The new normal has impelled young and driven Filipinos to pivot to the digital sphere, may it be in pursuit of corporate success, entrepreneurial growth or academic progress. These digital natives are bringing their A-game in their virtual grind. It is therefore a must for them to have a smartphone that is a Pro across all departments: camera, performance, and battery and charging.

Smart unveils new GigaLife App for subscribers

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (SMART) is about to transform every subscriber’s digital routine into a simple, easy, and smart experience with the launch of the new GigaLife App.

Now downloadable for free on Google Play and the App Store, the GigaLife App is available to Smart Prepaid and TNT subscribers,  and will soon be available to Smart Postpaid users.

“Since we launched the ‘Simple, Smart Ako’ campaign this year, our approach has been about simplifying things for our customers. The new GigaLife App is a major component to achieve a simpler, easier, and smarter life as we navigate the new normal and become even more dependent on technology for our daily needs,” said Alfredo S. Panlilio, Smart President and CEO and PLDT Chief Revenue Officer.

“The GigaLife App is a portal for our subscribers to experience the GIGA life. It’s a door that opens to an enhanced digital experience with just a few taps on their smartphone,” added Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart.

GCash, Ministop partner to increase cash-in locations nationwide

Committed to making fintech more accessible for all, GCash, the undisputed leader and preferred mobile wallet of the Philippines, has partnered with leading convenience store chain Ministop to enable Filipinos across the country to add money to their mobile wallets with ease.

Through the strategic partnership, all Ministop stores across the Philippines will be able to offer GCash cash in services to its customers. There are over 500 Ministop stores nationwide, spread in key areas of Metro Manila, South Luzon, Cebu, Bacolod, Dumaguete, Roxas, and Boracay. By the end of the month, more than 400 branches will be available for cash in while the activation of remaining stores will be completed by the end of September 2020.

“We are increasing our cash-in touchpoints to afford our customers a means to adapt into the new normal. Because of the great number of Ministop branches nationwide, we think that tapping into that resource is a good way of achieving our goal of promoting finance for all,” GCash President Martha Sazon said.

Sazon also explained that it is strategic and highly important to partner with convenience stores such as Ministop, because they provide 24/7 access to customers and are classified as essential businesses which means that they stay open despite the level of quarantine imposed in a particular area.

beep™ cardholders can now earn reward points

From now til November 22, 2020, beep™ users can get more out of their daily commute by earning reward points that they can redeem for beep™ load using the beep™ mobile app.

To join the beep™ Rewards promo, cardholders must simply download the beep™ mobile app and register their card. A customer may register up to five (5) beep™ cards; however, points are earned per card and cannot be combined with other cards.

Each transaction using the registered cards at participating buses, PUVs, and retail stores in NCR earns points (P1 spent = 1 point). Reward points are only available for eligible transactions using genuine beep™ cards. Trains and reloading transactions are not included.

Customers must earn a minimum of 1,000 points to be able to redeem P10 beep™ load. Redemption is done in the app and may be successfully claimed via beep™ e-load stations. There is no limit to the number of points that can be earned and redeemed. Terms and conditions apply (Per DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-103303 Series of 2020).

Sitel Academy Partners with Schools to Provide Students with Online Skills Training

Top global BPO offers educational modules through webinars, Facebook

Sitel Group, a global leading business process outsourcing (BPO) company, reinforces its commitment to skills training and education by strengthening collaborative partnerships with universities, colleges and technical vocational institutions in the Philippines. Through these partnerships, Sitel provides a variety of informative online classes to students via webinars and Facebook.

“As we continue to adjust to the current situation brought on by the pandemic, it has become vital for our programs to be more targeted and deliberate,” shared Fatima Tigas, Senior Manager, Sitel Academy. “We quickly transitioned to online learning and through Sitel’s University and Community Partnership program, engaged our educational partners to help bring these classes to their students.”

Complete your WFH/LFH set-up with HP laptops Enjoy rewards to buy other essentials with the HP-GCash promo

A lot of people were overwhelmed by the so-called “new normal” learning and working setup because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a bitter pill to swallow for both schoolchildren and their parents, many of whom are also working. Fortunately, they were quick to adjust.

In preparation for the “new normal,” parents thought of all essential needs for an ideal Learn-From-Home (LFH) or Work-From-Home (WFH) environment: ergonomic chairs, working tables (is it the correct height?), sufficient lighting, even healthy snacks just in case their school kids become famished. But they didn’t forget the most important one, the computer, in this case, the laptop.

Complete the list of much-needed essentials to fulfill school tasks for kids and work assignments for working parents by getting a laptop from HP, one of the most recognizable and trusted brands of computer products in the world today. 

It’s now Blackwater Bossing with a new logo


The new Blackwater Bossing jersey illustration by Ren Corporal

Elites are out, the Bossings are in!

Blackwater, Ever Bilena Cosmetics’ personal grooming line, is rebranding its Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) team with a new moniker and logo. Previously known as Blackwater Elite, the team will now be referred to as Blackwater Bossing by the next PBA campaign.

Dioceldo Sy, franchise owner of Blackwater Bossing and president and CEO of Ever Bilena Cosmetics Inc., revealed back in August that they made the decision to change the team's name to make it more appealing to the masses.

"Elite is a term that is not common for the ordinary masses, while Bossing is something that is more understandable and relatable since Filipinos use it in their day to day lives," he said.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

XTREME: A One-Stop Shop Appliances for Filipinos

“XTREME Appliances is for the Filipino people. Our objective is to have a one-stop shop where all consumer and corporate appliance needs can be met. The product line-up of XTREME is based on what people need.” quoted by Mr. Richard Lim, President and CEO of Suntouch Technology Corporation (XTREME Appliances). 

He values the hard work and resilience of the Filipinos. He wants to provide good quality products and services to the Filipino people without hurting their pockets because for him they deserve better.  XTREME Appliances has started from a common Filipino trait of being frugal and spending on “sulit” products. He observed and learned that consumers patronage brands that will return their money’s worth or even more. 


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