Monday, October 28, 2019

GCash partners with AXA as underwriter of affordable personal accident insurance product

GCash Insure, the new comprehensive yet affordable insurance product for GCash users, has partnered with AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance companies, to underwrite coverage; and MicroEnsure, a global digital insurance provider, to serve as administrator and distributor for this innovative offering.

With life and personal accident insurance coverage of up to P200,000 and daily hospital income insurance up to P10,000, GCash Insure allows Filipinos to have insurance for themselves and their families at an affordable monthly or annual premium. Payments will be deducted from their GCash accounts depending on the customer’s preferred and agreed-upon payment frequency.

Samsung Electronics Ranks 6th in Interbrand’s Best Global Brands 2019

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced that it has maintained the number six rank in Interbrand’s “Best Global Brands 2019” list with a brand value of $61.1 billion – achieving a two percent increase in brand value.

Major factors that played a critical role in Samsung’s growth were:

- Continuous launches of innovative products that suit consumers’ new lifestyle, trends, and needs including the BESPOKE refrigerator, Sero TV, and Galaxy Fold

- Strong growth potential based on future innovation technologies including 5G, AI, IoT and the automotive business

- Global number one position in the semiconductor memory market and technology leadership in the industry

Samsung’s mobile business has kept up with successful launches in the Galaxy series. The company led the industry in the foldable smartphones category by launching Galaxy Fold, and continued its effort in resonating with consumers with Samsung’s brand story “Do What You Can’t”. 

Stronger Philippines-Japan economic ties create more demand for MBA holders

GLOBIS University, the No.1 MBA school in Japan, looks forward to enhancing the skills of Filipino students through its Full-time, Part-time, and Online programs.

Japan is fast-becoming the country of choice for international students. According to the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), the country's international student population grew by 12% in 2019 with at least 31,938 fresh enrollees last year.  More Filipinos have been coming to Japan to study. The number increased from 1,806 in 2018 to 2,389 students in 2019 .

As of 2019, there are currently over 140,000 international students taking advanced degrees in Japan. The influx of international students is attributed to Japan being an attractive prospect for work and studies. The number of foreign students granted working visas has risen over the years-- from 11,040 back in 2008, it more than doubled in 2017, registering 22,419 applicants .

Filinvest City hosts first-ever Halloween Festival

Filinvest City is playing host to Haunted Manila Festival, the country's first-ever Halloween-themed festival which will run for six nights from October 26-31, 2019 at the Filinvest City Events Grounds.

Enjoy bone-rattling and spine-chilling fun with family and friends around Filinvest City’s spacious activity area and road routes which will be filled with food, entertainment, games, and other treats.

Girl with Down Syndrome crowned Miss Possibilities 2019

A talented 14-year-old girl with Down Syndrome is the titleholder of this year’s Miss Possibilities, a Filipino beauty pageant for young women with special needs. Organized by Miss Possibilities Foundation and supported by SM Cares, the pageant attracted young women with special needs from different parts of the Philippines and even from a province in Thailand who competed during the coronation night which was held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

Cielo Marie Guico - the youngest of 5 siblings and dubbed as the pageant’s Miss Perfect - brought home the crown with her heartwarming talent in singing. She also impressed the audience during the Q&A portion when asked who her favorite singer was, which she replied with “Ariana Grande”, after which she sang a few lines of the pop star’s song. The Miss Possibilities Pageant aims to celebrate beauty without limits, and to promote a more inclusive society.

International Payment Platform Coda Payments enters the PH market

Coda Payments team

Seeing the potential of the online and mobile gaming market in the Philippines, Coda Payments, an international payment platform for online gaming transactions and other digital content, has officially opened its branch in the country.

Founded in 2011, Coda Payments is an alternative payment channel specifically made for mobile gaming purchases and other digital content transactions. Its operations started in Indonesia and now expanded to 22 countries such as India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Laos, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, U.A.E, Egypt, Bahrain, Kuwait, Morocco, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, and Argentina.

5 things you need to know to protect yourself against breast cancer

Did you know that breast cancer accounted for one-third of new cancer cases for females in the Philippines in 2018? According to The Global Cancer Observatory, the international agency for research on cancer, breast cancer cases amounted to 25,000 out of the almost 80,000 local cancer cases reported last year.

While most experts point out that there is no known cause of breast cancer, most agree that there are ways to reduce the risk.

AXA Philippines, one of the leading insurance providers in the country, offers various health insurance plans to help you prepare for unexpected health setbacks. Prevention is also important. Dr. Rachael Marie Rosario, executive director of the Philippine Cancer Society, a non-profit organization that seeks to help the Filipino cope with cancer through education, has these tips to help you protect yourself against breast cancer:

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Alyssa Valdez, Pauline Lopez appreciate MILO’s support in rallying the nation in the 30th SEA Games

In the recently concluded SEA Games Partnership Press Launch, Volleyball National Team Member Alyssa Valdez and Taekwondo National Team Member Pauline Lopez lauded MILO Philippines for always championing athletes in the global and local stages.

In the said event, MILO Philippines and the Philippine Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) also announced the partnership for the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games this coming November. The collaborative effort reinforces MILO’s commitment to the advancement of local sports and a promise to energize the entire Team Pilipinas to become champions.

Play your favorite games nonstop and get the best rewards with PayMaya

It’s an exciting time to be a gamer and esports fan right now, as so many events and tournaments are happening in Manila over the next few months—we’ve got this year’s Esports and Gaming Summit from October 25-27, the second season of the Nationals PH tournament for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang in November, the much-awaited Halloween Steam Sale from October 28-November 1, and the esports events in the 2019 SEA Games hosted here from November to December. No matter what you like to play, whether it’s Mobile Legends, DOTA 2, Tekken 7, or any other hot title everyone’s playing, you can take your pick and get your fill of gaming any way you want!

And if you’re inspired to play even harder by all these events, then you’re in luck, because PayMaya’s always got gamers’ back. Thanks to the amazing deals and discounts PayMaya has to offer, it’s undeniably the best payment partner of gamers in the Philippines.

Smart, LTO sign agreement to bring Google Station to LTO branches nationwide

In support of government’s efforts to improve the delivery of their services, PLDT wireless subsidiary Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has inked an agreement with the Land Transportation Office (LTO) to roll out free Wifi services via Google Station in more LTO branches across the country. These additional venues will join the growing list of more than 600 Google Station sites nationwide that Google and Smart announced earlier this year.

Present at the MOA signing ceremonies were (L-R) PLDT Senior Vice President and Head of Enterprise Juan Victor I. Hernandez, LTO Assistant Secretary Edgar C. Galvante and PLDT Enterprise First Vice President Vic Tria

Warner TV premieres ‘BATWOMAN’ and ‘WONDER WOMAN’ in ‘Fearless Femmes’ showdown

Female empowerment has never been so bad-ass. The very best of DC Comics’ most fearless femmes are coming together in one epic event on Warner TV this October.

First in the lineup is the exclusive Asian premiere of Batwoman, Warner Bros.’ brand-new superhero series, on Monday, October 21, in a triple-bill extravaganza starting from 7:20 pm. The third and remaining episodes will be aired the same day as the US at 9:00 pm.

Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane – played by Ruby Rose – soars through the shadowed streets of Gotham as Batwoman. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, she must first overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope.

The ultimate female warrior, Wonder Woman, has made her debut on Warner TV last Sunday, October 20 at 9pm. Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) returns as the title character in the epic action-adventure based on the DC Super Hero.

Smart unveils Giga promos for streaming, gaming, and social media sharing

Imagine a world where everyone can spend more time doing what they love and live out their true purpose. You find joy and fulfillment in everything that you do, and you wake up every day inspired to take on whatever challenge that comes your way. Everything that you need is within reach.

There are a lot of ways to explore what you love, live out your passion, and win in life. Among the many ways Filipinos explore these possibilities is through innovation and technology. Are you the kind of person who boosts your brainpower and concentration skills via mobile gaming, spending hours slaying virtual monsters and engaging with other players in your friendly plays? Are you the kind of person who finds inspiration in your favorite YouTube vloggers’ videos and social media stories? Or do you spend your data uploading those seamlessly-shot Instagram and Facebook stories to your feed and welcoming other people’s comments to improve your art and master your craft?

Gal Gadot & Director Patty Jenkins Set to Showcase “Wonder Woman 1984” at CCXP Brazil on December 8

In honor of Wonder Woman Day, Warner Bros. Pictures announced that Wonder Woman 1984 will close the show at this year’s Comic Con Experience, better known as CCXP, in São Paulo, Brazil on Sunday, 8 December.

The Thunder Hall presentation will feature several firsts, including the film’s star, Gal Gadot, and director, Patty Jenkins, on hand to introduce the first-ever trailer for their upcoming film, due in theaters next June.

City of Dreams Manila Brings Dreamplay’s SPOOKFEST 2019 and other family-friendly offerings this Halloween

Families are in for an eerie yet fun family-friendly activities and offerings for Halloween at City of Dreams Manila from October 7 to November 1. Festivities include the annual Spookfest at DreamPlay; thrillingly immersive horror room experience at The Garage’s VR Zone; spooktacular treats from Chocol8; and a jungle-themed buffet spread at Hyatt Regency Manila City of Dreams’ The Café.

Spookfest 2019 at DreamPlay

DreamPlay, the world’s first DreamWorks-inspired interactive play space, is once again holding Spookfest from October 31 to November 1. Now on its fourth year, Spookfest 2019 is filled with spooky adventures, thrilling games, superb prizes, and other surprises.

For Php 1, 499, the Spookfest VIP Package is inclusive of an all-day pass at DreamPlay’s attractions with express check-in and attraction entry; and passes to DreamWorks’ Halloween movie, pumpkin cookie-making session and other exciting activities such as “Shrek or Treat” Scavenger Hunt pass, Bean Bag Toss Competition, and “Shrek It Out” costume contest. The package also comes with freebies such as a special Spookfest tote bag and an Ogre Scream Milk Shake.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Goldilocks Polvoron: A Tasty Treat

A snack is always a welcome sight to Filipino eyes, the joy that it brings once one’s cravings are finally satisfied is an expression that can leave us at a loss for words, but with a wide smile on our faces.

The Polvoron is often considered a favorite Filipino snack. This unique Filipino treat is the perfect merienda, dessert and pasalubong.

Goldilocks, the country’s number on bakeshop, gives you more reasons to enjoy all of the delicious flavors of their well-loved Polvoron with their 4 + 1 Flavored Polvoron 10’s Promo!

Jollibee celebrates Children’s Month with National Jolly Kids Day

The country’s leading fast-food chain, Jollibee recently treated thousands of kids to an exciting National Jolly Kids Day in celebration of Children’s Month.

Jolly kids and their families trooped to the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City for an entire day of fun-filled activities as Jollibee transformed the venue into a full-scale Jollitown Theme Park.

Kids of all ages were energized for the day’s festivities as they were welcomed to the event by Jollibee and Friends. They also had a wonderful time going through activities such as arts and crafts sessions, musical plays, and on-stage games where they got to take home exciting giveaways and prizes.

Realme Philippines to launch 64MP Snapdragon quad-camera super phone realme XT on October 29

Game changer brand realme Philippines is set to disrupt the sub20K price segment by launching its 64MP quad-camera super phone, the realme XT!

The realme XT is the first in its price range to sport quad-camera technology with ultra-high graphic resolution, addressing the growing need of Filipinos for superior camera capability.

It’s been reported by Hootsuite in recent years that there is considerable growth in the number of Filipinos actively using content and social platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube. Through the realme XT’s superb camera technology, Filipino content creators are well-equipped in producing pro-like photos and quality vlogs.

Amazing travel deals await with Traveloka’s Su-Paw Sale

There’s no reason to miss out on the opportunity to get on a plane and travel the world with Traveloka’s biggest promo yet, the Su-Paw Sale! On October 25, Traveloka users can enjoy up to 50% discounts on flights, accommodations, and activities and attractions too.

Southeast Asia’s leading online travel platform introduces the Su-Paw Sale in line with its ongoing Petfluencer campaign, which highlights that ease of making all types of travel arrangements via Traveloka; so easy that even your favorite furry friend can do it.

On Friday, October 25, from 10:00 am onwards, Traveloka app users can browse through all destinations and travel periods and enjoy discounted flight bookings with as much as 50% off, up to a maximum of P10,000.

Jose Mari Chan joins Firefly LED in making Christmas in the Philippines even brighter

Singer and songwriter Jose Mari Chan is not just a brand ambassador for Firefly LED Lights. He also collaborated with the Firefly team for the concept and making of the digital video to launch its “Celebright Christmas” campaign for the holidays.

The digital video, which carries the theme and tagline “The spirit of Christmas made even brighter with Firefly LED Lights,” (the phrase coined by Jose Mari Chan himself) shows the singer in a Filipino home talking to each of the family members about Firefly LED lights and safety. In the video, two Christmas Icons come together with Santa Claus’ makes an appearance and amusingly mimics Jose Mari Chan.

Smart partners with China’s No. 1 mobile app WeChat to provide tourists the best travel experience in Philippines

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and WeChat, China’s biggest mobile app, have sealed a groundbreaking partnership for the launch of Smart WeChat Go Philippines, which lets Chinese tourists experience the Philippines with greater ease and convenience.

WeChat, operated by Tencent, is China’s most widely-used one-stop app with over 1 billion users relying on it for functions such as online messaging, mobile payment, transportation and travel, hotel reservations, and more.

AirAsia adds flights from Clark to Kalibo and Caticlan

AirAsia announced today that it will reinstate flights from Clark to Kalibo and increase frequency between Clark and Caticlan.

The thrice weekly flights from Clark to Kalibo, and additional flight from Clark to Caticlan, will commence on 17 October 2019.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

There’s an Army Inside Vin Diesel in the First “Bloodshot” Trailer

Vin Diesel is the ultimate weapon in Columbia Pictures’ new action thriller Bloodshot, based on the popular Valiant Comic Books. Watch the film’s international trailer now!

Based on the bestselling comic book, Vin Diesel stars as Ray Garrison, a soldier recently killed in action and brought back to life as the super-human Bloodshot by the RST corporation. With an army of nanotechnology in his veins, he’s an unstoppable force –stronger than ever and able to heal instantly. But in controlling his body, the company has sway over his mind and memories, too. Now, Ray doesn’t know what’s real and what’s not – but he’s on a mission to find out.

Level up your holiday flights with Delta

It’s been quite a long 2019, filled with challenges overcome, goals met, promises fulfilled, and a whole lot of blood, sweat, and tears. It’s finally time to think of yourself. And there is no better reward for a productive year than a relaxing trip.

Delta knows how much you are looking forward to that long holiday vacation. That’s why it’s making sure that each moment you spend with them is a comfortable and happy experience.

Get a wholly reinvented international Main Cabin Service

Starting November 5, the airline debuts its industry-leading Main Cabin experience. Passengers get free “Welcome Aboard” cocktails featuring Bellini, hot towel service, and mix-and-match options for premium appetizers and larger entrees.

AirAsia enhances mobile app with new and innovative features

AirAsia has announced all-new enhancements to its mobile app for Android and iOS, including innovative new features to enhance guest experience.

Using a guest-centric approach to support the acceleration of the company’s vision to be more than just an airline, the mobile app has been redesigned for quicker performance and improved usability to offer guests a more seamless, personalised experience.

Director’s Club at the newly launched The Podium bring luxury and class to cinema watching experience

Right at the corner where ADB and Dona Julia Vargas Avenues in the bustling Ortigas central business district (CBD) stand two sky-reflecting towers exuding defined visual lines conjoined by a lush green mid-rise commercial building that is reminiscent of a city garden is where SM Cinema’s newest Director’s Club is housed.

Perched at the top floor of The Podium Mall are three theaters with combined total of 144 seats that offer premium cinema experience to urbanites and yuppies who wish to unplug from their busy city life luxuriously.

Chicken All-You-Can for 1 year when you #ScanToPay with PayMaya at BonChon!

K-food lovers can now experience a more exciting and rewarding food adventure as they get a chance to win a one-year supply of BonChon's K-Style fried chicken when they scan-to-pay with PayMaya at BonChon. 

All they need to do to earn raffle entries is to purchase their favorite Bonchon meals worth at least P200 by scanning the PayMaya QR code displayed at the cashiers using their PayMaya app. After the successful QR transaction, they can also receive up to two BonChon vouchers via SMS for either a one-piece Chicken Boxed Meal or one Original Chicken or Seafood Bibimbowl. 

Nestlé Makati Administrative Office Certified as a Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace

Makati City Mayor Abby Binay (second from left) officially unveils the Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace signage in the Makati Administrative Office of Nestlé Philippines. Joining her is (left to right) Nestlé Philippines’ HR Director Mitzie Antonio, Nestlé Philippines’ Chairman and CEO Kais Marzouki, and Nestlé Senior Leader Arlene Bantoto.

The Makati Administrative Office of Nestlé Philippines was recently certified as a Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace. The certification is awarded to an organization that ensures the promotion and practice of breastfeeding by providing healthy and safe working conditions for women through the establishment of a lactation station or facility. This was announced during an unveiling ceremony attended by Makati City Mayor Abby Binay at Rockwell Center, Makati City.

“Nestlé Philippines is proud to have its Makati Administrative Office certified as a Mother-Baby Friendly Workplace. We deliver on our company’s purpose to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future, beginning with our very own employees. We have programs that help our employees who are working mothers find fulfilment both in the workplace and at home, and support them in their goal of raising happy, healthy children,” said Kais Marzouki, Chairman and CEO of Nestlé Philippines.

Tarik Khbabez and Roman Kryklia to battle for The Inaugural One Light Heavyweight Kickboxin World Title

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced the complete card for ONE: AGE OF DRAGONS, set to take place at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing on Saturday, 16 November. Once again, the world’s greatest martial arts athletes are ready to descend upon the Chinese mainland to showcase their incredible skills.

ONE Championship has also announced a partnership with Bloomage International, who is the strategic partner and will work closely with the organization in developing the ONE Championship brand across all platforms.

Bloomage International has three main pillars: investments, operations, and commercial real-estate industries. The organization owns more than 30 subsidiary companies, holding companies, and joint-stock companies. It also owns the world-renowned stadium, the Cadillac Center, which is the only venue that has the capacity to host both the Summer Olympics and Winter Olympics.

Hua Fung Teh, Group President of ONE Championship, stated: “It is my pleasure to announce ONE Championship’s partnership with Bloomage International. We are constantly on the lookout for the right partners to join us in bringing authentic martial arts to a worldwide audience. I am super excited to also announce our next show in Beijing, ONE: AGE OF DRAGONS. ONE Championship remains dedicated to delivering Chinese martial arts fans the very best in sports entertainment. Showcasing our elite Chinese ONE Championship athletes and giving them the global platform to shine is our goal. I can’t wait for this amazing event this November!”

Monday, October 21, 2019

What's next for the PH Coco industry? ProSource influencers speak.

For many years, coconuts have been a popular alternative amongst consumers for a multitude of reasons. First is the versatility of coconuts to be converted to different forms, and second is the wide variety of health benefits it provides.

For Philippine-based coconut processor ProSource International Inc. (ProSource), seeking further ways to innovate on the fruit is their primary mission. With its growing popularity and the presence of new-breed technology, ProSource, with their international brand NUCO, received positive attention during the recently held 2nd World Coconut Congress, where they introduced their unique product offerings.

Always ahead, always in style with the new SAMSUNG Galaxy Watch Active2, now in stores nationwide!

Samsung has been making waves in the second half of the year with its recent launches aimed toward the New Work Tribe. This group of individuals live out their passions by transforming them into fulfilling careers using purposeful tools that can bring them to the next level — one of which is the newest Samsung Galaxy Watch Active2, which hits stores nationwide starting today!

The Galaxy Watch Active2 is designed with a fresh new look. The new version comes in sleek 44mm and 40mm variants in lightweight aluminum and premium solid stainless steel. The watch face can also be tailored based on a color extraction algorithm to further match the user’s style.

Live a heart-healthy life with potassium

With high blood pressure and heart disease as the leading causes of death globally, proper intake of vitamins and supplements such as potassium is the easiest and most convenient way to counter heart problems.

Here are things you can easily follow to steer clear from an unhealthy heart:

Move it. No matter how much you weigh, sitting for long periods of time could shorten your lifespan. If you work at a desk, remember to take regular breaks to move around. Go for a quick stroll during your lunch break as taking a daily half-hour walk is even better for your physical and mental health.

Take gaming to the next level with the SAMSUNG Galaxy Note10 | 10+

Today’s generation of multi-hyphenates, dubbed as the new work tribe, are known for their enthusiasm for their chosen career. Despite their passion for chasing their goals, they still make time to have fun on the side. The new Galaxy Note10 and Note10+ may be built for productivity but it’s also built for mobile gaming. This multi-device knows how to have fun.

Redefine gaming with the Intuitive S Pen
The S Pen serves a double purpose; aside from being the ultimate productivity tool, it can also be used as a controller. Through Samsung’s Air actions feature, players can use the stylus to cast spells, go on adventures, and defeat the forces of evil in the magical world of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

Regine Velasquez-Alcasid drops new duet with international recording star Rick Price

Back with a special new release under Sony Music Philippines, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid teams up with Australian singer-songwriter and producer Rick Price on “Nothing Can Stop Us Now.”

Dropped on the same day as the first run of her Iconic concert with the Megastar Sharon Cuneta, the collaboration is part of the Asia’s Songbird’s long running streak of high-profile duets with international artists such as Canadian-American balladeer Paul Anka on “It’s Hard To Say Goodbye,” Hong Kong-based singer-actor Jacky Cheung on "In Love With You,” Cantopop icon Remus Choy on “I Can’t Help It,” and TV sensation/recording artist David Hasselhoff on "More Than Words Can Say.”

PSBank Wins Big at the 2019 CX Asia Awards Awarded Asia-Pacific’s ‘Best Customer Experience’

PSBank receives the Best CX Award; Mr. Rex Jardinero, PSBank Head of People Development, together with Ms. Mary Jane Valero, PSBank First Vice President and Head of Customer Experience & Human Resources, is joined by lead-judge Mr. Alain Boey, Chief Transformation Officer of Malaysia's Media Prima Berhad.

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore – Testament to its longstanding mission of being a bank that always puts its customers first, Philippine Savings Bank (PSBank), the thrift-banking arm of the Metrobank Group, bagged 5 prestigious trophies at the recently-concluded 5th Customer Experience (CX) Asia Excellence Awards, including the top and final prize of the night – a Gold for the ‘Best Customer Experience’ in Asia Pacific – a feat that officially distinguished it as the most-awarded company for 2019, out of 148 organizations that submitted a total of 245 entries for the interregional recognition program.

SAMSUNG and Grab make commutes more inspiring and enjoyable!

Filipinos spend a lot of time stuck in traffic. With not much left to do but sit and wait—especially during rush hour—commuters are forced to find inventive ways to stay entertained or be productive.

Have no fear, Samsung is coming to the rescue. Wanting to make every ride not just bearable, but an enjoyable time for all, Samsung has recently partnered with ride-hailing app Grab.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Colgate Strengthens Partnerships with Government Stakeholders to Keep Filipinos’ Teeth Strong and Healthy

Colgate Philippines, the leading toothpaste brand in the country, is continuing its mission to keep Filipino families strong, healthy and smiling as it strengthens its commitment to work collectively with the Department of Education (DepEd), the Department of Health (DOH), Local Government Units (LGUs), and various Public Health Dental Associations in promoting proper oral care.

“For the past 90 years, Colgate Philippines has spearheaded various programs aimed at educating Filipinos, especially the youth, on the importance of proper oral care,” said Mr. Arvind Sachdev, President and General Manager of Colgate-Palmolive Philippines, Inc. “We recognize and extend our appreciation for the continued support of our partners from the Department of Education, the Department of Health, Local Government Units, and  Associations of Public Health dentists as we come together and unite for a common objective – to help Filipinos possess strong, healthy, cavity-free teeth.” 

PayMaya is now available as a payment method for the App Store and other Apple services in the Philippines

Beginning today, PayMaya is now available as a payment method for Apple services in the Philippines. Customers can use their PayMaya account to pay for App Store, Apple Music, Apple TV app, and iTunes Store purchases, iCloud storage and more.

The addition of PayMaya as an Apple ID payment method offers a new way to pay for Apple services without needing a credit card and still allows for easy, one-tap purchasing from all Apple devices. PayMaya does not share your bank information with Apple, making it simple and private.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Dragonpay and Oro China Share Online Selling Tips for Starters

Everyone can easily start a business now, with just a click of a screen, but maintaining it is another challenge. Dragonpay and Oro China Jewelry share tips for e-commerce starters.
The e-commerce industry is more important than everyone think it is.

Last 2018, Statistica has reported that the Philippine e-commerce market revenue has shown massive value, amounting to $840 million or about P44 trillion It is without a doubt the most in-demand platform for Filipinos to communicate and transact goods and services.

Although everyone can conveniently enter e-commerce as fast as a click of a screen on mobile gadgets, it still requires the more traditional practices of maintaining a business.

Dragonpay, a pioneer and market leader in alternative payment solutions in the Philippines, has partnered up with the Cebu-based jewelry brand Oro China Jewelry to give advice to Filipinos wanting to develop their craft in e-commerce.

OPPO Reno2 series, designed to bring out the creative storymaker in you, officially launches in PH

World-leading smartphone brand OPPO takes on today's emergence of video content creation as a creative outlet with the grand launch of the Reno2 Series in the Philippines, which includes both the Reno2 and the Reno2 F. 

This latest iteration to the successful line of the Reno series is jam-packed with top-notch video-focused specs such as the Quad Rear Camera setup capable of up to 20x Digital Zoom, Ultra Steady Mode, Ultra Dark Mode, and more. These high-grade features allow users to create quality videos, and ultimately sparks creativity in sharing stories. With the OPPO Reno2, #AnyoneIsAStorymaker

Nong-O Gaiyanghadao to defend One Bantamweight Muay Thai World title against Saemapetch Fairtex

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its return home to Singapore for ONE: EDGE OF GREATNESS. On Friday, 22 November, the Singapore Indoor Stadium will once again play host to the world’s greatest martial arts athletes. In the main event, reigning ONE Bantamweight Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao of Thailand will defend his World Title against countryman Saemapetch Fairtex.

More information for ONE: EDGE OF GREATNESS is available at Tickets are available at this link:

Smart starts pre-order for iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max

PLDT mobile subsidiary Smart Communications has announced it will offer the latest products from Apple, including iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, a new pro line for iPhone, as well as the new dual camera iPhone 11. 

Customers will be able to pre-order iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 ProMax now at Smart Stores nationwide. The new iPhones will be available at Smart Stores starting Oct. 25. 

For complete pricing details, please visit

PayMaya's new campaign jingle goes viral with 25 million views online

Everybody’s feeling the joy of the catchy jingle—and enjoying the world of benefits brought by going cashless with PayMaya.

There are many things that make for a really catchy tune, and one of them is the power of nostalgia. PayMaya draws from that rich 90's music pool as it unleashed its new campaign, "Don't Pay Cash. PayMaya!" set to the iconic tunes of the classic Eraserheads song entitled "Ligaya."

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

10 Galaxy Note10 Features and Settings Users Should Know About

The Galaxy Note10 and Galaxy Note10+ are packed with powerful innovations designed to help users take their mobile experience to the next level.

To help them get the most out of these convenient features, Samsung has compiled a list of ten functions and settings users should consider when setting up their new device. Whether you’re new to the Note series or you’re a long-term user who’s just upgraded to the latest edition, the features outlined below will help you customize your phone in ways that work for you.

Customize your child’s play with PROMIL® FOUR’s Pop-up Theatre kit

In every family, each child has a unique personality and interest. And as a parent, you’ve probably observed that one kid may happily play with toys, while another one can spend hours drawing with a pencil, sketching to his heart’s content.

Luckily, there is an easier way to nurture your child’s gift! Introducing PROMIL Four’s Pop-up Theatre book, a customizable kit that allows kids to play and learn at the same time. Avail this kit with every purchase of PROMIL® Four 1.8kg in select stores nationwide.

And because PROMIL® Four believes that nurturing the gift starts with discovering it, the book is best paired with PROMIL® Four’s Spot the Gift test (, a tool that is designed to help parents discover their child’s innate gift.

Aung La N Sang delivers stunning TKO of Brandon Vera to retain One Light Heavweight World Championship

The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), completed a historic evening with a stacked card at ONE: CENTURY 世紀 PART II. The mega event which took place at the Ryogoku Kokugikan featured some of Japan’s top martial arts talents, alongside the biggest international superstars. In the main event, ONE Light Heavyweight World Champion Aung La N Sang put together a spectacular performance, finishing ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon Vera in the second round to retain his World Title.

Visit the official ONE: CENTURY 世紀 PART II photo gallery by clicking:

Career Fair by helps career hopefuls find the job they love

JobStreet Philippines and government agency representatives say “Cheers to finding the job you love!” In photo are (From left): JobStreet Philippines Country Manager Philip Gioca, NBI Computer Programmer I Teresita Lazaro, SSS Senior Communications Analyst Cynthia S. Cabardo, BIR Revenue Officer IV Ana Marie Du and Pag-IBIG Fund Division Chief III from the Member Relations Department Cristina B. Diaz

Getting a job aligned with your own life goals is never easy, especially for millennials and Gen Zers who are devoted to their passions and are on their way to becoming the biggest part of the workforce. JobStreet Philippines, the number one online job portal in the country, recently conducted a survey of more than 18,000 Filipinos across 25 industries to see just what this future workforce is looking for in a career.

“Our survey showed that Gen Y and Gen Z respondents found corporate social responsibility more relevant compared to other generations,” shared JobStreet Philippines Country Manager Philip Gioca. “Millennials and Gen Zers are looking for companies that make a positive impact on society and the environment. They are also more experiential, looking for travel and growth opportunities whenever possible, and believe that proper compensation is essential in any workplace. Work-life balance and a more flexible schedule is also something they place great importance in,” said Gioca.

Early detection still the best defense vs. breast cancer

(L-R) DOH cancer control program manager Dr. Clar Cairo, PBCS president Dr. Victor Gozali,
breast cancer survivors Bibeth Orteza and Melissa de Leon, and host Suzie Entrata-Abrera discuss the importance of breast cancer prevention and intervention during the Pink Ribbon for Breast Cancer.

The Philippines is  one of the countries with the highest incidence of breast cancer in Asia.  The country has been in the list for years because the disease continues to affect a lot of Filipinos, young and old, male and female.

“Breast cancer cannot be prevented but the risk can be lowered by changing our lifestyle. Despite this, it still affects a lot of people, young and old, male and female alike. Our best defense is still early detection. This is the goal of our Pink Ribbon Campaign - to promote breast cancer awareness and early detection,” said Dr. Melanie T. Cruz, secretary of the Philippine Breast Cancer Society.

Ho Ho How to Stay Practical during the Holidays

Festive jingles played on repeat in shopping malls, red and green decorations put on display, and the anticipation for a Christmas bonus only mean one thing: holiday season is here. Christmas is known to be the season of giving, which translates it to also being the season of spending, but celebrations and giving out the perfect gifts can be done wisely to avoid overspending.

Here are a few tips on how to stay practical during Christmastime:

RCBC, Liga ng mga Barangay work towards financial inclusion

DISKARTECH AS A NATIONAL FINANCIAL INCLUSION ACCELERATOR PROGRAM. The Liga ng mga Barangay, led by its National President Eden Pineda, recently presented its National Executive Board Resolution to RCBC Chairperson Helen Yuchengco Dee. Also in photo are (from left) RCBC Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation and Inclusion Officer Lito Villanueva and RCBC President and CEO Eugene S. Acevedo, Chairman James Marty Lim, and Executive Director Jel R. Jiongco. The strategic collaboration will focus on accelerating financial literacy, promoting inclusive digital economy, and empowering local communities. This supports the government digitalization efforts aligned with President Duterte’s 10-point economic agenda on investing on human capital development, and promoting technology and innovation for self-sustaining and inclusive development towards poverty alleviation. This will cover all 42,000 barangays nationwide.

Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) has taken the first steps to bringing its digital financial inclusion initiative to grassroots communities as it gets the support and commitment of Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas (LNB).

The LNB led by National President Eden Pineda, presented its national executive board resolution stating that the organization is adopting DiskarTech: Kasosyo sa Asenso as a growth enabler and capacity-building measure for microenterprises in every barangay and its constituents. DiskarTech is a financial inclusion accelerator platform by RCBC that aims to stimulate economic activity to help uplift the unbanked and underserved Filipinos.   

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Revel in the Rain with the LG Dual Inverter Heat Pump Dryer

LG’s Dual Inverter Heat Pump Dryer (RC09VHP2V) Front view

Whenever monsoon season arrives in the country, it brings along with it horrible traffic, deep floods, and of course, piles of clothes waiting for the sun to shine. Doing laundry with unpredictable weather is one of the most difficult things to do because if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you’re going to end up with damp clothes that everyone can smell from a mile away. The best solution for this problem is to invest in a dryer, which guarantees a significant lifestyle improvement.

LG’s Dual Inverter Heat Pump Dryer (RC09VHP2V) is one of the best dryer options in the market today since it gives you the flexibility to focus on energy efficiency or time. While drying a load, its advanced DUAL Inverter Heat Pump™ with Eco Hybrid technology provides you the choice of saving energy, or saving time, tailoring it specifically to your needs and lifestyle. Not to picky about the eco options? You can let it do its own thing, since it also has Sensor Dry technology which optimizes drying performance by detecting moisture on the clothes and automatically sets the drying time.

Accenture Recognized as ‘Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace’ by the Philippine Pediatric Society

In the photo (from left to right) are Dr. Salvacion Gatchalian, President, Philippine Pediatrics Society; Kristine Barrenechea-Guanzo, Associate Director, Accenture Technology in the Philippines; Gwen Yason; Dr. Jamie Isip-Cumpas, Chair of the PPS Committee on Breastfeeding; and Tom Wagan, HR Talent Strategy Manager, Accenture in the Philippines.

Under the Republic Act (RA) 10028, otherwise known as the Expanded Breastfeeding Promotion Act of 2009, companies operating in the country must protect working mothers by providing safe and healthful working conditions, facilities and opportunities that will enhance their welfare and help them realize their full potential. RA 10028 also aims to raise awareness and promote the importance of breastfeeding through continuing education efforts with various government agencies, professional and industry organizations.

The Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS) held the 7th Breastfeeding Congress and 1st Asia Pacific Breastfeeding Congress, where they recognized various organizations that implement breastfeeding-friendly initiatives in the workplace. Accenture received recognition as a Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace for the company’s initiatives that support mothers in the workplace, reaffirming the company’s commitment to be the most inclusive and diverse employer in the information technology and business process management (IT-BPM) industry in the Philippines.


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