Sunday, September 27, 2020

World Cycling Day: Pru Life UK shares beginner cycling tips in the new normal

Recognizing the value of cycling both as a hobby and a sport, leading life insurer Pru Life UK joins various global organizations in celebrating World Cycling Day which is commemorated in September, with activities like the annual PRURide PH and the inaugural My Prudential RideLondon (My PRL), the virtual version of the world’s largest cycling festival. 

World Cycling Day is celebrated to promote sustainable transportation, reduction in traffic congestion and air pollution, and renewed harmony with cities as better places to live in. 

“The extraordinary times we live in now highlight the massive role cycling plays in the new normal. It is an ideal mode of transportation as we are encouraged to practice social distancing guidelines. Additionally, it helps us maintain a healthy and active lifestyle,” says Allan Tumbaga, Pru Life UK Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Marketing Officer.

Make the Clear Upgrade at Home: The Pre- and Post-Workout Routine You Shouldn’t Be Skipping


Getting an intense power workout into your daily routine helps keep your mind focused and your body in shape.

Dedicating at least 30 minutes every day to your physical well-being allows you to recharge and leaves you feeling reenergized. Whether you clock in several hours doing lifts, core and cardio or just squeeze in a few light sets in between meetings, making a Clear Upgrade to your daily training can help you get as much energy and endorphins from it as you can. Incorporating slight adjustments to yield the maximum results for your mind and body, like adding a pre- and post-workout routine, can help you feel cleaner and fresher after every session.

While you may miss your regular gym sweat session, there are a few things you could do as you upgrade your workout from home. Here are some tips to help you still get the best results:

BayaniJuan Caravan: Supporting our local sari-sari stores

To honor the bayanihan spirit of Filipinos and help support sari-sari store owners, Universal Robina Corporation (URC) launched its BayaniJuan Caravan.

Until October 11, 2020, the BayaniJuan Caravan is visiting several barangays in Manila to offer Baker John, Robina Farms products, Great Taste, C2, Payless and other URC products with discounts.

Sari-sari store owners can save up to Php 77 when buying special bundle packs offered by URC. They also have a chance to take home useful items such as a store protective barrier.

Gretchen Ho leads “Girl Talk” web special for World Vision’s “1000 Girls” Campaign

World Vision Celebrity Ambassador Gretchen Ho will headline “Girl Talk”, a special live webinar that will discuss and highlight issues young girls and women are facing today.

Hosted by Gretchen Ho, the webinar happening this September 30, 2020 is entitled “#GirlsCan Do Business”, focused on affirming young entrepreneurs’ business journey. The live stream will start at 6:00 PM on World Vision’s official Facebook page. This event will be live and free for all.

Human Nature’s President Anna Meloto-Wilk, The SHEeo Society’s Founder Maine Uy, and SlashIgnite’s Founder and Chief Igniter Noreen Bautista will join “Girl Talk” to share their knowledge and personal insights from years of being women leaders in business.

#ScanToPay or #PayWithYourNumber to get a second Balik Bayad


Going cashless has definitely kept our transactions safer and more convenient in these critical times. As we depend on contactless transactions to give us an added layer of safety for our day-to-day needs, PayMaya is making it even more rewarding so you can also get the most value for your money. 

From now until September 30, PayMaya is giving you more chances to get up to 100% Balik Bayad (max of P500) when you pay using PayMaya online and in-store with its double cashback promo! 

Get FREE appliances on XTREME BRRR Month Aircon Bundle Promo

Your #OneStopShopAppliances brand, XTREME offers you an exciting promo bundle to start your holiday season. Starting today until September 30, 2020, buy XTREME Cool Aircon on Lazada, Shopee, and on our website at and take home an XTREME Appliances freebie.

Because we want you to #StayAtHomeWithXTREME, chill and relax with our Window Type Inverter Aircon and Split Type Inverter Aircon. Inverter type of aircon allows the consumer to save more energy and consume less power. Listed below are the bundles with XTREME Basic LED TV and XTREME Home Induction Cooker. 

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Maris Racal shows her introspective side on new single “Not For Me”

Aside from making a name for herself as one of the breakout young actresses of her generation, Maris Racal has successfully dabbled in writing her own songs and challenging industry expectations with her intimate and refreshing take on pop music. From penning the chart-topping confessional “Ikaw Lang Sapat Na” to collaborating with Rico Blanco on the city pop-influenced ditty “Abot Langit,” Racal is surprisingly an effective chronicler of love anthems for the modern age—a guitar-toting songstress known for balancing commercial appeal with artistic integrity.

Bursting with youthful fervor and charismatic edge, Maris Racal’s latest single “Not For Me” stretches her introspective side of music-making to interesting places, while retaining the accessibility of her recent crossover hits. Her resounding confidence translates perfectly into the musical output, but it’s her conversational and matter-of-fact songwriting style that earns the stripes, revealing a degree of self-assuredness that comes with experience.

Jungsu drops a new single in light of 2020 and the pandemic, Gotta Bring It Back

This cover for the single, Gotta Bring It Back symbolizing the mask which hides our sorrow and limits our freedom.

With the fusion of hip-hop and rock, the single BULLET HOLES released a month ago, K-Hiphop artist Jungsu sets up to release his new song, Gotta Bring It Back this month.  

This inspiring song about the lockdown and pandemic will bring you to hope for freedom and let you know that we are fighting this together. 

With the pandemic affected the world for the past several months, Gotta Bring It Back depicted as a way of wanting freedom from the lockdown and nostalgia about the normal past. 

AOC is Philippines’ #1 PC Monitor brand


AOC continues to be the most sought-after PC Monitor brand in the Philippines. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), the world’s premiere global marketing intelligence firm, AOC ranked #1 in the PC monitor market in terms of unit shipments in the Philippines for the second quarter of 2020. This strong performance in the market is evidence to the brand of quality that AOC has long been known for.

AOC Monitors have achieved the distinction multiple times in the past, which shows how AOC Monitors are of high quality that can stand the test of time. AOC Monitors’ innovative technology that they introduce into their new models continuously address the needs and wants of its consumers, allowing it to maintain its high performance in terms of sales.

To further demonstrate the quality of AOC Monitors, it supports local esports tournaments and bring a competitive edge to the esports athletes who use their monitors. Having been involved in many esports events in the past few years, AOC Monitors has become the monitor of choice for many esports practitioners and fans.

Recreate. Better Days: Globe Launches Its New Campaign In Shaping The Future


When 2020 started, most of us envisioned this to be our year—full of milestones and firsts—but when the pandemic hit, plans were cancelled, events were postponed, and travels were rescheduled to a much later time. Suddenly, we were working and learning from home and our “see you on the weekend” quips turned to “see you when things get back to normal.”

For weeks and even months on end, it felt like we were losing our grip on our lives, not being able to go outside and partaking in our normal routine of work, school, and social life all at the confines of our homes. Coping with the separation and isolation of the lockdown would have been impossible if not for the internet, which became our lifeline to our loved ones, to our passions, and even to novel ways to learn new skills and earn a living. It was really quite a journey; social media was filled with self-taught bakers and baristas, people began reconnecting with their creative sides, and most of all, the real sense of Filipino bayanihan shone in those dark times.

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. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Back on the court: Don’t miss all the action-packed NBA games!


The much-awaited 2019-20 NBA Playoffs are upon us and Filipino fans are in to watch a whole new game.

However, the pandemic has changed the way we enjoy entertainment and sports. We can no longer go to packed stadiums to watch our favorite sports teams, feel the buzz in our body as the cheers, music and drums pump into our ears, listen to the sports announcers’ thrilling commentaries, and feel the excitement of seeing our favorite players up close.

In spite of this challenging time, Filipinos can’t let their favorite basketball games play in silence. With the NBA Playoffs under way, nothing should stop Filipino fans from supporting their favorite players and teams compete for the NBA championship. Good thing, PLDT Home partnered with NBA to bring a whole new game to the fans with NBA League Pass, the league’s premium live game subscription service.

Filinvest New Clark City at the forefront of economic recovery


The COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on various industries, including real estate, but Filinvest not only remains resilient but is doing its part to accelerate the economic recovery, providing investment opportunities through its newest progressive development: Filinvest New Clark City (FNCC).

A 288-hectare development that is part of the highly anticipated 9,450-hectare project of New Clark City in Tarlac, the FNCC represents Filinvest’s vision of building a smart, green, sustainable, and highly accessible metropolis outside Metro Manila. As it is also set to be a place for harmonious coexistence, FNCC is a locality that can seamlessly bring together the live, work, play, and learn lifestyle.

This kind of progressive township has always been a trademark of Filinvest with decades of experience in masterplanned projects like the LEED Gold-certified business district Filinvest City in Alabang; coastal township City di Mare in Cebu; and the growing leisure and business center, Filinvest Mimosa+ Leisure City in Clark, Pampanga. Once again, it demonstrates its expertise in the development of Filinvest New Clark City, creating sustainable urban spaces guided by the FNCC blueprint known as “Eco-Tech-Ture” taken from the words Ecology, Technology, Architecture, Future, and Culture.

Make your health the top priority while you’re young

Protect yourself from top critical illnesses such as cancer, stroke and heart attack that one can catch at any age.

When we are young, we feel invincible and insusceptible to getting sick. Often, it is during our youth when we pick up most of our bad habits on health—the poor diet, the lack of exercise—turning a blind eye on the fact that these habits will come back in the future to haunt us in the form of diseases. Medical expenses are the last things in our minds, too. We put off getting health insurance, thinking it is expensive and such a hassle to buy.

But today, we are faced with many health risks. Aside from the ongoing global pandemic, the risk of other deadly diseases such as cancer and heart attack is still very much prevalent. According to the Department of Health, 16 people are diagnosed with cancer every hour and 236 die of cancer every day, while 276 die of heart disease and 240 die of stroke every day. These are diseases that one can also catch at any age—even in youth!

To help Filipinos protect themselves against serious illnesses and diseases in an affordable and convenient way, AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance providers, introduces a new health insurance product providing value-for-money coverage for the top three critical illnesses which are cancer, heart attack, and stroke, and is fully available online to boot: Health Start Lite.

Get sun protection for your face with Blackwater Women


Ladies, it's time to take your skin care regimen to the next level!

Too much sun exposure may cause painful sunburn, heat rash, wrinkles, and more. So, whenever you have to step outside, you can protect your face against direct sunlight and skin-damaging UV rays with the new Blackwater Women Daily Defense Sunscreen.

For only Php 295, Blackwater Women Daily Defense Sunscreen can help your face stay flawless thanks to its moisturizing formula with SPF 50. There is also no need to worry with sweat and oil when you are outside because it is non-greasy and waterproof.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

021 Maker Space's First Community Outreach Program

As part of addressing common concerns in this time of pandemic and giving back to the community, the 021 Maker Space Dream Incubator coworking space, conducted its very first Community Outreach Program on September 12, 2020, with the theme "We Care, We Share. Together We Can Do Best." The said community event was done in participation with the Philippine Dragon Media Network (PDMN) and XBistro Laboratory.

The chosen beneficiaries are the poor families of Barangay 282, San Nicolas, Manila, the Medical Frontliners of Justice Jose Abad Santos General Hospital in Binondo, Manila, and some street dwellers in the areas of Binondo, Sta. Cruz and Intramuros. 

Monday, September 14, 2020

Solane offers affordable business package to OFWs


Good news for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who want to start a business in the Philippines! Solane, the country’s leading LPG solutions provider, is supporting OFWs by offering a great business opportunity amid these trying times with the Kabayan Negosyo Package, an LPG business with an affordable start-up capital and a stable, additional income.

The OFW will get the complete package, which includes cylinders, cage, price board and branding, regulator, minimum of Php40 guaranteed margin/refill sold, startup refill, and money back guarantee. The package is currently available for availment until end of the year.

ePLDT launches ‘Simply ERP’ for streamlined business operations

Digital transformation for many industries globally – whether for small or medium business, or large corporations, have compelled the need for not just strong and reliable connectivity, but simplified solutions as well.

As more and more organizations look at transforming their legacy systems to cloud-based solutions especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ePLDT introduces Simply ERP—a simple, affordable, and accessible system to address the challenges that industries face. ‘Simply ERP’ is an ERP solution for SAP Business One, established by ePLDT and powered by its subsidiary, AGS.

“The effect of business operations and strategies brought about by COVID-19 has forced significant restructuring of small and medium sized organizations. The supply chain requirements, dynamic customer needs, allowing remote work, upskilling of workers, and managing cash flow and liquidity are but some challenges of SMEs. Simply ERP addresses all these with features and services that are simple, reliable and flexible,” says Jovy Hernandez, ePLDT President & CEO and SVP & Head for PLDT and Smart Enterprise Business Groups.

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Unveils New Trailer Beyond Legends; Reveals New Hero Updates and Improved Gaming Experience


Just the other day, September 12, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang released the new trailer, Beyond Legends, for the upcoming optimization project, NEXT.

One of the highlights revealed in the trailer was its consistent efforts on reworking their well-loved and classic heroes. Focusing on keeping their hero pool relevant, MLBB developers are breathing new life into these characters which involves new skill sets, background stories, and appearances.

In the previous months, two of the first heroes to get the revamp are Miya and Alucard. Miya’s update ranges from tweaks character design and model, all the way to major developments in her new passive and second skill which will grant her higher damage output, better movement, and crowd control ability. For Alucard’s character design, the development team has decided to focus on minor detail enhancements while keeping the overall look the same. With regards to his play style, the team chose to highlight Alucard’s ability to excel in solo combat and further amplify his damage output on single targets.

Hotel Sales and Marketing Association Holds Biggest Tourism Sale of 2020


With the gradual lifting of quarantine restrictions around the country,  Filipinos are raring to pack their suitcases and travel, albeit more cautiously, to once again enjoy the country’s beautiful destinations with families and friends.

The Department of Tourism recently came up with a campaign to feed every Pinoys’ wanderlust: “Wake Up In the Philippines,” which showcases a series of online videos that feature all of the country’s picturesque beaches, breathtaking mountains, and mouthwatering cuisine. The virtual experience easily inspires one to start planning their next trip in the Philippines, be it in Batanes, Bohol, Boracay—or just about any place they want to visit soon in the country.

And with tourism being one of the hardest-hit industries–not just here, but all around the world–a local association of hotel marketers is holding a pivotal event aimed at further jumpstarting the Philippines’ hotel and hospitality industry: the September Online Sale, or S.O.S.

Organized by the Hotel Sales and Marketing Association (HSMA) Philippines, with the support of the Department of Tourism (DoT) and the Tourism Promotions Board Philippines (TPB), S.O.S. is a two-week online sale of 89 hotel accommodations and other offerings across the country, to be held on September 15 to 30, 2020. Through HSMA’s website, travelers can find exclusive discounts of up to 70 percent off on regular rates of hotels in each of the featured destinations.

PLDT Enterprise deploys e-Learning solution to all 12,000 Emilio Aguinaldo College students


Emilio Aguinaldo College partners with PLDT Enterprise to provide students from its Manila and Cavite campuses with Smart GIGA Study Plans

Along with many other industries that have been affected by pandemic, the education sector has been on an uphill climb to steadily provide quality learning experiences to their students wherever they are.

Emilio Aguinaldo College is one of the learning institutions in the country opting to utilize technologies to implement e-Learning for its students. To aid the said effort, Emilio Aguinaldo College partnered with PLDT Enterprise for effective solutions that will ease its shift to remote learning.

To ensure that the emerging needs of their teachers and students will be met, PLDT Enterprise will be implementing Smart GIGA Study plans for Emilio Aguinaldo College’s two campuses in Manila and Cavite which will benefit approximately 12,000 students.

GCredit users may now transact with over 17,500 billers and merchants nationwide


GCash, the undisputed leader and preferred mobile wallet in the Philippines, has empowered its over 20 million users to transact with over 17,500 establishments via GCredit, the pioneering mobile-first digital credit facility powered by Fuse Lending, Inc. that helps extend the budgets of GCash users.

As the demand for more digital services continuously rises amid the pandemic, GCash has partnered with over 17,500 merchants to accept GCredit as a mode of payment. This allows GCash users to use a revolving credit facility to purchase goods and services, especially during emergencies.

“GCredit is broadening the possibilities for all of us. GCash through GCredit is offering a revolutionary way to still keep our lifestyle, provide for our needs and achieve our goals when we have less resources compared to the pre-pandemic period,” GCash President Martha Sazon said.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

LG Goes Online


Catch all of your favorite products in LG’s official flagship store in Lazada. LG’s full product lineup of home electronics, home appliances, and home entertainment systems are all available online. 

Over the past few months, more and more people have been staying at home due to the pandemic. It is the best way to stay smart, protect yourself and your family, and prevent infection. Social distancing is the responsible thing to do. There are times however, that essential items at home break down and require upgrading to a new one. The best solution for this is buying online. 

Ecommerce has boomed at a record-breaking rate since the pandemic started, since shopping remotely is incredibly convenient. Good news is that LG Products are available online with partner retailers and now, the electronics brand is also opening a new channel to cater to the needs of the customers. No need to go out and you are sure to receive your LG items in no time!

Get up to 50% off, double points via Robinsons Rewards Loyalty Program app at VIP Day 2020


Shopping for must-haves is about to get even more rewarding as the much-awaited Robinsons Rewards VIP Day comes back this month, bringing exclusive deals and discounts to members from their favorite Robinsons stores and brands. This year, loyal customers will have more time to shop as VIP Day is extended to three days, from September 14 to 16, 2020.

What’s more, shoppers can get as much as 50% off on a wide range of products from top-selling brands nationwide. Check out the latest brand-new appliances, compare features, and get expert advice from product specialists so you can find the best items that suit your needs and aesthetics at the best price.

First-time dad’s journey home with AirAsia Philippines


36-year old Teodie Gutigulao, a second assistant engineer on a cargo ship and also a first-time dad was among a group of 80 Filipino seafarers who were flown back to the country on September 8, 2020 on a special chartered flight Z2 113 by AirAsia Philippines in partnership with Regent Travel Corporation.

This special chartered flight was also in close coordination with  the Local Manning Agencies, Philippine Embassy-New Delhi under the leadership of H.E. Amb. Ramon Bagatsing Jr., DFA-Manila (OUMWA) and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP-Manila).

PLDT-Smart Foundation tops up educational grant for PNP dependents


Dependents of Filipino police officers killed or injured in service receive a P1-million educational grant from PLDT-Smart Foundation, now on its 12th year, with the aim of providing college educational opportunities. The PSF has so far produced 639 scholars through the Educational Assistance Program.

“Education is an integral part of our efforts in the PLDT-Smart Foundation. We continue to do our part in the community to ensure that we provide adequate resources to support today’s youth as they become our next generation of leaders,” said PLDT Chairman and CEO Manuel V Pangilinan who is also the Chairman of the PLDT-Smart Foundation.

In line with the Philippine National Police (PNP) Integrated Transformation Program, the PSF Educational Assistance Program aims to provide college educational opportunities to the dependents of PNP uniformed personnel, with highest priority to those who are sons/daughters of personnel who were killed in actual performance of duty (KIA), complete disability discharged (CDD) wounded or incapacitated in line of duty and those dependents who graduated with honors.

Content Revolution disrupts Creative Economy & Pop Culture: How and Why it starts on TikTok


TikTok launches in the Philippines its latest campaign, “it starts on TikTok”, to celebrate the creators, community and culture on the platform that brought positivity and joy to life. The campaign is part of TikTok’s largest-ever global branding campaign that kicked off on August 18, 2020.

Since TikTok’s launch, the platform has revolutionized content creation, laying the foundations for the rise of a new generation of creators that impacted pop culture and drove the country’s creative economy.

Everyone is a creator. Everyday, we create moments and shared experiences. These little moments are the ripples that are now making waves to our culture today. TikTok is a platform to capture, amplify, and magnify the unique and creative you,” says John Castro, User and Content Operations Manager, TikTok Philippines.

"Take Action" from home with NASA


On October 2-4, The United States space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) invites coders, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, artists, and technologists to come together in a global, virtual hackathon. During a period of 48 hours, participants from around the world will come together to create virtual teams and solve challenges using NASA’s open-source data.

Designed for those interested in space science and exploration, this hackathon allows the next generation of scientists, technologists, designers and engineers to showcase their creativity and problem-solving skills through inspired collaboration and critical thinking.

Sarah and Matteo share love and hope in first online show together

For the first time ever, celebrity couple Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli came together to headline an online show to spread love, hope, happiness, and gratitude amid trying times. The online show, titled "Love, Landers," is part of the fourth-year anniversary celebration of the country's fastest-growing membership shopping establishment, Landers Superstore.

Throughout the show, Sarah and Matteo took the time to share their love story and experience as newlyweds, their life in quarantine, updates on their respective careers, and more. Of course, the two of them, together with musical director Louie Ocampo, gave heartfelt duet and solo musical performances. Fans were able to sing along from their own homes as Sarah and Matteo performed several songs including "I'll Be There For You" and "Tala".

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Pru Life UK lauds Filipino cyclists in the inaugural My Prudential RideLondon

Pru Life UK lauds the Filipino cyclists who joined the inaugural My Prudential RideLondon – the virtual edition of the world’s biggest cycling festival. The event attracted thousands of professional and recreational cyclists from 70 countries across the world for a celebration promoting cycling as a fun fitness activity.

Due to the pandemic, Prudential RideLondon shifted online this year and was powered by an app to make the experience more immersive. Over the course of nine days of cycling in their home countries, riders travelled a total of 212,043 kilometers – equivalent to circling the globe five times.

“Despite being thousands of miles apart, cyclists all over the world felt the rush of being part of My Prudential RideLondon. By tapping the power of technology, we were able to unite all participants and further our advocacy of bike-riding as a healthy and sustainable mode of transportation,” says Allan Tumbaga, Pru Life UK Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Marketing Officer.

Capital One Bridging the Nutrition Gap with Meal Donations

Capital One associates together with the students of Alabang Elementary School during the Health Awareness Intervention for Nutrition (HAIN) Feeding Program last February

COVID-19 has magnified the existing gap of Filipino’s nutritional needs. According to the latest Fill the Nutrient Gap – Philippine Summary Report of the World Food Program, one-third of Philippine households couldn’t afford a diet that meets their nutritional needs.   

Capital One believes in empowering its associates, and creating long-lasting, positive impact in its partner communities to ensure that we are able to thrive as a community and as a nation. Capital One remains steadfast in investing for good to help alleviate the country’s pressing issues. That is why the company expanded its existing initiatives that aim to address the malnutrition gap with the following:

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Price Drop up to 23% on XTREME Appliances this 9.9 Shopee Sale

Your #OneStopShopAppliances brand, XTREME cuts down its price for the upcoming Shopee 9.9 Super Shopping Day this September 9, 2020 (Wednesday). Anticipate cool discounts on quality appliances for Shopee’s ALL DAY DEALS and buy your much-needed gadgets for your home.

Immerse yourself with ultra-high definition picture quality and dynamic audio television. The  XTREME “V” Series Smart TV is also Netflix and YouTube-ready. Perfect for your movie and vlog watch lists.

Get Lysol Disinfectant Spray at up to 20% and 30% off in Shopee’s 9.9 Sale!


For health and value-conscious consumers, Lysol, with its “Disinfect to Protect Mission,” continuous its efforts to aid in breaking the chain of infection, by making its products widely available to more people. Thus, Lysol is delighted to take part in Shopee’s 9.9 Sale where you can buy their disinfectant spray at low, discounted prices!

Get up to 20% off storewide on September 9, 2020, and get up to 30% off storewide on September 2 and September 9, 2020, from 12 am to 9am, during Shopee’s Midnight Flash Deals. Meanwhile, use storewide vouchers to get P50 off with a minimum spend of P499 and P100 off with a minimum spend of P999. Additionally, shoppers can get free GWP reusable face masks x2 for a minimum spend of P1299!

Moment Group restos go cashless with PayMaya


Whether it’s Filipino classic dishes, a Japanese fusion feast, or a burger binge and more, fans of various restaurants under The Moment Group (TMG) can now safely enjoy their favorite cuisines and pay cashless for their orders as the company partners with PayMaya for a total cashless experience online or in stores.

The Moment Group (TMG) operates some of the country's most sought-after restaurant brands that include Manam, Din Tai Fung, Ooma, 8 Cuts Burgers, Mo’ Cookies, Shawa Wama, Phat Pho, Mecha Uma, and Bank Bar.

Foodies can now use their PayMaya e-wallet accounts as well as any credit, debit, or prepaid card to pay for their favorite meals when they order at TMG’s website ( which is now powered by the PayMaya Checkout payment gateway.

Monday, September 7, 2020

SM Cinema Drive-in opens in Mall of Asia for #SafeAndFunMovieWatching


For film fans and cineastes, enjoy movie-going once again from the comforts of your car as SM Cinema makes #SafeAndFunMovieWatching possible with ‘Movies by the Bay’ at the Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Block 16 starting September 9, 2020. 

Knowing how much movie-loving Pinoys miss watching movies on the big screen, and following the successful launch of the drive-in cinema in Pampanga last July, SM Cinema gives its patrons in the metro the chance to experience its newest out-of-home entertainment—a cool throwback to the good old days of drive-in theaters!

SM Cinema’s “Movies by the Bay” allows guests to watch movies while observing social distancing rules set by the InterAgency Task Force (IATF). It will be open to the public on Wednesdays to Sundays, with one screening daily at 6:45 PM. 

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Pru Life UK promotes financial literacy among Filipino families


A free webinar featuring Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home resources to make learning more enjoyable

Pru Life UK, in partnership with Prudence Foundation and Junior Achievement Philippines, is bringing financial literacy to every household through “Cha-Ching Kid$ at Home: Financial Literacy Basics for Filipino Families”. The free public webinar, taking place on September 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM via Zoom, invites parents and their children, aged seven to 12 years old, to participate and learn basic money management skills.

“In these extraordinary times, it is imperative that Filipino families empower their kids to be future-ready, especially around money matters. By offering the Cha-Ching learning and experiences online, we hope to reach out to and educate more people on basic money management,” says Allan Tumbaga, Pru Life UK Senior Vice President and Chief Customer Marketing Officer.

More than a Shoebox: Helping Kids Bounce Back through Education

This year is one of many drastic changes. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people everywhere stayed at home as much as possible as part of the collective effort to flatten the curve. While the battle against the pandemic pans on, children’s education continues. The president announced that face to face classes will resume next year but for the meantime, the Department of Education (DepEd) has provided the academic community the option to continue schooling by pivoting to other learning delivery modalities stated in the Basic Education Learning Continuity Program for the safety of students and educators. This new educational set up entails the need for long-term supplies. However, not all students have the resources to continue their education in this new system.

This is why My Dream in a Shoebox (MDIAS) is launching its twelfth year with a renewed driving force to champion every Filipino student’s right to education and safety. MDIAS is an annual education campaign of TeamAsia that aims to equip less fortunate Filipino children with resources that will help them reach for a brighter future. Now more than ever, MDIAS is driven to empower more Filipino children to fight poverty and continue their education as they remain in the comforts and safety of their homes. 

This multipurpose product is so pigmented, there should be a warning label!

EB Advance Power Paint Multipurpose Color Cream in Chiffon, Sangria, Scarlet, and Amber shades

Have you ever tried swiping a new make-up product and been completely swept away by how rich and pigmented it is? If you haven’t, you have got to try the newest product from Ever Bilena Cosmetics. This makeup label has just released the super pigmented and very affordable Power Paint Multipurpose Color Cream (P199) guaranteed to amp up your look and take you breath away with its super rich shades!

Available in four shades, namely, Scarlet, Sangria, Chiffon and Amber, these Power Paint Multipurpose Color Creams are intensely pigmented, easy to blend and goes on soft but sets to a smooth matte lightweight, powder finish.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Get twice the perks when you Pay with PayMaya!


PayMaya and Jollibee Foods Corporation double up your rewards when you order your favorite meals via Facebook Messenger

Ordering from your favorite food brands for your meals while quarantined at home has become the norm for most. But to make your ordering experience not just convenient but also rewarding, PayMaya is offering double cashback when you order from select food brands via the Facebook Messenger chatbot and pay using your PayMaya account. 

From now until September 30, 2020, you get two chances of getting up to 100% cashback when you order your favorite meals and cakes from Mang Inasal, Burger King, Red Ribbon, Greenwich, and Chowking--just some of the food brands of Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC), which has earlier partnered with PayMaya to revolutionize "conversational commerce" in the Philippines. 

With this Messenger ordering option, not only are you able to satisfy your cravings while remaining at home during quarantine, you’re also making the transaction safer for you and the delivery personnel by reducing cash handling through contactless transaction. 


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