Monday, December 18, 2017

Shop, Dine, And Win PAL Tickets With UnionPay


Stand a chance to fly in style and discover the wonders of Asia with UnionPay’s “Spend and Win Business Class Tickets” promo.
From 24 November 2017 to 28 February 2018, 8 lucky UnionPay Cardholders will each stand to win a pair of Business Class roundtrip tickets from Philippine Airlines (PAL) when they use UnionPay Cards issued in the Philippines for any transaction at domestic or overseas merchants.  There is a total of 8 pairs of Business Class roundtrip tickets to be won!
For the first monthly draw, up for grabs are tickets to Hong Kong, and Taipei. For the second monthly draw, lucky UnionPay Cardholders can stand to win tickets to Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Taipei.The third monthly draw will award tickets to Hong Kong, Taipei, and Seoul!
To join the promo, UnionPay Cardholders must register at www.unionpayspendandwin.com.ph to qualify as participants. Thereafter, entries can be submitted at the same website. Every Php 500 spent in a single transaction gives the qualified participant one raffle entry.
Deadline of entries submission is on December 31, 2017 for the first monthly draw; January 31, 2018 for the second monthly draw; and February 28, 2018 for the third monthly draw. Lucky draw for entries received in November and December 2017 will be conducted in January 2018. Lucky draw for entries received in January 2018 will be conducted in February 2018, while lucky draw for entries received in February 2018 will be conducted in March 2018. Winners will be notified by email and/or phone calls.
UnionPay International is a global payment network that covers 162 countries and regions. As one of the fastest growing payment networks in the world, UnionPay Cardholders can enjoy exciting privileges in The Philippines and at their your favorite travel destinations, including discounts at popular retailers in Thailand, Singapore, Japan and many more; exclusive e-Coupons with U Plan via the UnionPay International app; and Global Airport Fiesta, which offers up to 25% in discounts for UnionPay Cardholders at over 100 airport duty-free retail outlets worldwide.
In the Philippines, a range of UnionPay Prepaid, Debit and Credit Cards are issued by BDO, BOC, Omnipay, PNB and RCBC. UnionPay Cards are accepted at major retail, lifestyle and F&B outlets. Shop, Dine & Travel Your Way with UnionPay!
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Shell Helix Oil Change+: Gift Yourself With Worry-Free Journeys This Christmas


Christmas just around the corner, bringing with it heavier traffic than usual. Wherever you’re headed this season – the mall for last-minute shopping, a get-together, or just trying to make your way home amidst the holiday frenzy, your vehicle breaking down should be the least of your worries.
Cross out this form of holiday stress from your list and gift yourself with peace of mind while on the road with the help of Pilipinas Shell. Gain confidence to brave the Christmas rush by having your vehicle checked and getting an oil change from the professionals at a Shell Helix Oil Change+ service center.

Smart Wifi: Powering Filipino Connections Across Philippines



Carrier-grade Smart Wifi is now available in Metro Manila and 40 other provinces, following PLDT wireless arm Smart Communication Inc.’s (Smart) ramped-up roll-out of the service in the Metro Rail Transit (MRT), government offices, hospitals, schools, restaurants, airports and transportation hubs, and other key high-traffic areas across the country this year.
Hundreds of establishments nationwide now have Smart Wifi, including the 13 stations of the MRT, where around 230,000 commuters can already benefit daily from the service.
“Carrier-grade” means that Smart Wifi implements a network infrastructure following world-class standards, allowing mobile devices to experience fast and secure internet connection with high reliability, connectivity, and coverage. This also allows customers in areas where there are large numbers of users like airports, bus terminals, and entertainment centers to experience Value Added Services such as shopping, gaming, and streaming, among others.
A backhaul capacity of up to 100 megabits per second (expandable to 1 gigabit per second) allows users to have the best digital experience when accessing their emails and social media accounts, downloading and sending files on-the-go, and checking out relevant digital content and services online.
“Smart and PLDT continue to be at the forefront of the country’s digital transformation by providing Filipinos with quality internet connection wherever they go,” said Jovy Hernandez, Senior Vice President and Head of Enterprise for PLDT and Smart.
“With the help of our partners and government, we continue to invest in ICT infrastructure to help improve the quality of life of Filipinos all over country,” Hernandez added.
In June this year, Smart, in cooperation with the Department of Information and Communications Technology, launched the Smart Wifi service in the MRT stations and along the stretch of EDSA to improve the mobile experience of commuters traversing the country’s busiest highway.
Carrier-grade Smart Wifi has also been installed in various locations in Benguet, Batangas, Laguna, Cebu, Cagayan, Cavite, Ilocos Norte, Bulacan, Palawan, Leyte, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Iloilo, Davao, and Metro Manila,making online government services more accessible.
“By making quality internet access available to more Filipinos through Smart Wifi, we are helping make the delivery of public service more efficient, and contributing to the development of rural areas," Hernandez said.
Smart Wifi is also available at the National Bureau of Investigation’s (NBI) headquarters in Manila, as well as in its offices in Bacolod, Bulacan, Batangas, Cavite, Pampanga, Cebu, Benguet, Leyte, Isabela and Sarangani.
The nationwide rollout of Smart Wifi complements Smart’s ongoing rollout of LTE and 3G facilities across the country, which has significantly improved the quality of Smart’s voice and SMS services, as well as its mobile Internet coverage and quality.
Students have also been able to access Smart Wifi in their schools, where they have been able to use the carrier-grade connection for their research papers and other school projects.
“With Smart Wifi in schools, colleges and universities, we are equipping our students with the best connection to help them with their research projects and other school tasks," Hernandez said.
To date, Smart Wifi is now available in over 40 schools nationwide, including Adamson University, De La Salle University, UP Diliman, Ateneo de Naga, Pangasinan State University in Lingayen and Alaminos, Divine Word College in Laoag, Letran Calamba, Southern Luzon State University, Cebu Institute of Technology University, Eastern Visayas State University, Sacred Heart-Ateneo de Cebu, University of Cebu, University of Negros Occidental Recoletos, West Visayas State University, Bukidnon State University, and Holy Cross of Davao College, among others.
Patients and their families have also been able to access online services in hospitals nationwide via Smart Wifi, which is available in Asian Hospital, Bacolod Adventist Medical Center, Bacoor Doctors Medical Center, Cardinal Santos Medical Center, Cebu Doctors University, Central Luzon Doctor’s Hospital, Davao Doctors Hospital, De Los Santos Medical Center, Doctors Hospital Bacolod, Dr Jesus M Delgado Hospital, Emilio Aguinaldo Medical Center, Lipa Medix, Marikina Valley Medical Center, Philippine Orthopedic, and West Metro Medical Center.
Over 60 entertainment hubs called ‘Smart Spots’ have also been launched, providing super speed Smart Wifi to more than 500 restaurants, resorts and other entertainment establishments across the country, where customers have been able to use Smart Wifi to keep their social media feeds updated while wining and dining.
Smart Spots have been launched in resorts in the surfing town of La Union such as Fatwave Surf Resort, San Juan Surf Resort, Sebay Surf Central, Flotsam & Jetsam, and Planet G; restaurants and food hubs around the metro like Streat Maginhawa, The Yard Underground in Pasig and Quezon City, Kalye1 Abad Santos Food Park, Open Kitchen in Congressional and Cubao, The Vibe Gastro Hub in Quezon City, and Arca Yard in Valenzuela City, among others; and in lifestyle destinations in the Visayas and Mindanao, like Damosa Complex and Matina Town Square in Davao City, The Marketplace in Bacolod, One Providence Lifestyle District in Cagayan de Oro, and Larsian in Cebu.
Meanwhile, travelers passing through the four terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and key domestic airports across the country have also been able to use SmartWifi to access their flight details, research about their destinations, and keep in touch with their loved ones via their social media accounts while on-the-go.
Super-speed Smart Wifi is also available at the Bacolod Airport, Laguindingan Airport in Cagayan de Oro, Mactan Cebu International Airport, Clark International Airport, Davao International Airport, Dipolog Airport, Dumaguete Airport, General Santos International Airport, Iloilo International Airport, Kalibo International Airport, Laoag International Airport, Legazpi International Airport, Puerto Princesa Airport, Roxas Airport, Tacloban Airport, Tagbilaran Airport, Tuguegarao Airport, Zamboanga International Airport, and Caticlan Airport, the gateway to Boracay.
Those who travel by land and sea have also been able to connect to Smart Wifi available in Bacolod Port, Cagban Boracay Jetty Port, Caticlan Jetty Port, Cebu Port, Daima Port in Misamis Occidental, Dapitan Port, Dumaguete Port, the Port of Batangas, the Port of Calapan, Puerto Princesa seaport, Tagbilaran Port and Zamboanga Port, as well as in bus terminals in Bacolod, Cebu (North and South), Imus, Partas in Vigan, Solid North Bus Terminal in Quezon City, and Victory Liner in Pasay.
“Through this Smart Wifi rollout, Filipinos with Wifi-capable devices, regardless of network, can have access to quality connectivity,” Hernandez added.
The Smart Wifi and Smart LTE roll-out are components of PLDT’s three-year network expansion program, and form part of an overarching effort to make the Internet accessible to all.
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Disney Reveals “A Wrinkle In Time” Character Banners


Four character banners have just been unveiled by Walt Disney Pictures for its upcoming fantasy adventure “A Wrinkle In Time” (in Philippine cinemas Mach 2018).

Waze Your Way Out Of Holiday Traffic


Christmas is time spent with family and friends. Who can resist the laughter, the stories, the food, and above all, the company? It motivates people to endure tedious traffic to go and be with their loved ones. Nobody loves traffic jams, especially during the Christmas season. Knowing what roads to take or avoid, planning ahead for the best time to leave and the shortest travel time to arrive at a destination is one Christmas treat we all want.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

AXN Embarks on an Epic Journey in New Travel Show “Adventure Your Way”


Brand new original series hosted by TV personality Atom Araullo where viewers shape his experience via social media

AXN has added a fresh new reality series to its roster of top-rated original productions: Adventure Your Way, a weekly 30-minute travel show that explores new adventures in exciting destinations in the Philippines. 

Tagaytay City Gets 4 New Digital Cinemas At Fora Mall


Tagaytay City adds another attraction with the opening of four digital cinemas at Fora Mall, Filinvest’s newest development located at the Tagaytay Rotunda, along Emilio Aguinaldo Highway.
Filinvest responds to the clamor of the bustling community as it opens the mall right in time for the slew of Christmas movies coming out in the next weeks. Before the Fora cinemas, Tagaytay locals had to travel as far as Laguna and Cavite to catch the latest films.
“With our cinemas, they now have an easier, more convenient option for entertainment – and it is digital!” says Joy Polloso, Filinvest Senior Vice President for Commercial Centers and Retail Management.
The state-of-the-art cinemas occupy an area of over 2,000 sq. meters, with over 200 reclinable seats per cinema and an impressive Dolby Digital surround sound system. These ultramodern cinemas are guaranteed to provide an immersive entertainment experience for every viewer.
Fora Mall is anchored by Super Metro and tenants like Potato Corner, KTZ Hot Pot, Lady Christine’s, Classic Savory, and Uncle Cheffy’s for food and dining; Levi’s, Giordano, Wrangler, Broadway Gems, and La Sedia for retail; and Nails.Glow, Lynderm Facial Center & Day Spa, and Nuat Thai for wellness. More shops and stores like Abenson, Ace Hardware and Uniqlo are set to open in phases.
The Fora Mall is a Filinvest Lifemall and part of the Fora Tagaytay mixed-use development by Filinvest, which will be composed of three main districts. Aside from the newly opened commercial block, there will be two eight-story condominiums and two 10-storey condotels with a shared infinity pool, trade hall, and meeting rooms, to be operated by Filinvest Hotels Inc. through the Quest Hotel brand. The development will also feature a forest-themed garden around the amphitheater, making it an ideal location for special events like weddings and parties.
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Achieve Your #TravelGoals With This Special Treat From TravelBook.ph And GetGo!


Want an extra fun and rewarding trip for 2018? No worries because TravelBook.ph and GetGo will make that happen for you. 
To help you start making your dream trips come true, TravelBook.ph, the leading online travel agent (OTA) in the Philippines partners with GetGo lifestyle rewards program by Cebu Pacific, to give a month-long holiday treat to all of their customers!

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