Saturday, October 16, 2021

Acer Releases their New Large-Screen Chromebooks suited for Professional, Educational and Leisure use


  • The Acer Chromebook Spin 514 (CP514-2H) and Acer Chromebook Enterprise Spin 514 combine a fan-less, convertible and durable design with advanced performance, leveraging 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors
  • The Acer Chromebook 515 (CB515-1W/T) and Acer Chromebook Enterprise 515 are the latest updates to the company’s best-selling 15.6-inch Chromebook line, featuring a premium design, advanced durability and the ultimate 11th Gen Intel® Core™ performance
  • The Acer Chromebook 514 (CB514-2H/T) leverages octa-core MediaTek Kompanio 828 processors and an ultraportable design to offer efficient on-the-go performance and up to 15 hours of battery life

The Acer Chromebook Spin 314 (CP314-1H/N) features a convertible design with a 14-inch FHD display, a wide port selection and an environmentally friendly OceanGlass™ touchpad

Acer today debuted four new Chromebooks that meet a range of customer needs, ranging from home and business users to hybrid workers and students. Equipped with the latest processors and sought-after features such as reliable Wi-Fi 6, video conferencing technology and durable designs, the new Acer Chromebooks keep customers connected, productive and entertained.

BRIA Homes takes Pampanga to new heights


BRIA Homes are offering the most attractive prospects to earnest homebuyers.

As more and more Filipinos seek relief from the stressors of big city living, they realize that resettling in secluded rural towns is not the only option available to them. With the government’s ongoing infrastructure projects altering the lay of the land, even longtime urbanites know they can now enjoy the conveniences of modern living while reaping the benefits of life in the countryside.

BRIA Homes, the ‘home of choice’ of Filipinos looking to get the best value for their money, are optimizing these positive developments by offering the most attractive prospects to earnest homebuyers. Two of these are BRIA Homes in San Fernando and Magalang, both in the province of Pampanga. Now considered prime locations for homebuyers, San Fernando is the capital of Pampanga while Magalang is a first class municipality in the same province.

Spurred by the sustained economic growth in the region, BRIA Homes in San Fernando and BRIA Homes Magalang have strategically positioned its residential communities close to business and tourism hubs. Both projects are relatively close to Clark and Subic. Bria Homes in Magalang is just 20 mins away from Clark International Airport – Asia’s next premier gateway.

Sarabia Optical Is Now Back On Track This Season

Sarabia Optical has launched See the Difference, #SeeLifeClearly to educate the importance of eye health and eyecare for any lifestyle. As Sarabia Optical continuously offers best-in-class products available in the market, the brand is also working its way to expand footprint to certain areas, reaching people who need eyewear for their everyday need.

As people work exhaustively using computers or outside the workplace, it is important to wear the best protective eyecare products to prevent eye strain and headaches that may affect productivity. Offering optical services for more than over a century, Sarabia Optical ensures to help people see life clearly for their specific vision needs, from distance to reading glasses, and even to protection from harmful radiation called blue light.

Sarabia Optical also gives customers an extra fashionable impact for their daily life. Complete eyewear from Sarabia Optical assures durability and style for its frame along with all the necessary features of graded lenses, with an exclusive free eye consultation. Priding its expertise around the market, the brand also offers wide variety of eyewear products from a normal lens to protective lenses, and contact lens from clear to colored.

DITO enables a seamless gaming experience through partnership with UniPin


DITO Telecommunity, the country’s newest telco player continuously accelerates its service to provide stronger connectivity to various communities nationwide. As a part of its mission to enrich Filipino lives through digital innovations, DITO agreed to provide an easy gaming experience with UniPin. The partnership kicks off on October 11, 2021.

The partnership between DITO and UniPin will enable DITO users to purchase game vouchers directly through UniPin. UniPin is a leading digital entertainment enabler with more than 10 years of experience in providing reliable game vouchers from the most favorite game publishers around the world. This will ensure easy and safe gaming top-up wherever and whenever.

As the payment option to gaming vouchers becomes available, it can be selected in each transaction under the SMS Mobile Payment (DCB) on web checkout on the UniPin website. The amount of purchase will be deducted from DITO phone balance. Some popular game vouchers that can be purchased are Call of Duty: Mobile, PUBG Mobile, and Nintendo eShop.

SMDC: Where dreams come true


Living your dream life is a walk in the park at the verdant PARK Residences in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.

There is a grain of truth in the age-old aphorism that everything starts with a dream. You dream of your family living in a home where the kids have ample space to run, play and enjoy the outdoors, with a big garden in a big village filled with friendly neighbors, where your place of work or business is close by so you can spend more time with your family.

What if you can turn this dream easily into reality? And more. So much more.

SMDC has made possible the fulfillment of your dreams, your aspiration of a good life – in fact the best life for your family. A life where you and generations of your loved ones can live in a safe, convenient and comfortable community that allows individuals to flourish. Fueled by the vision of a nation of homeowners, SMDC has become a leader in sustainable community-building.

Ben&Ben team up with Taiwanese Mandopop star WeiBird on dreamlike track “Cheap Love”


2021 has been a massive year for Filipino folk-pop collective Ben&Ben in terms of commercial and critical success. Their sophomore album, Pebble House, Vol. 1: Kuwaderno has earned glowing praises from reputable music critics and publications in the Philippines and Asia, with Rick Olivares of ABS-CBN News calling it a “brilliant masterpiece” and Paul John Caña of Esquire Philippines pointing out its vital role in establishing the band as the “pre-eminent artist of their generation.” In less than two months, Ben&Ben’s recently released album has surpassed more than 30 million streams on Spotify alone—a groundbreaking feat that attests to the group’s universal appeal and enduring impact for nearly an entire decade.

After achieving records in both streaming and digital sales and sending their songs to the top of the music charts, Ben&Ben are determined to put their work on the global music map with the release of “Cheap Love,” a new collaborative single with acclaimed and best-selling Taiwanese singer-songwriter WeiBird.

Friday, October 15, 2021

This 22-Year-Old Shopee Xpress Rider and Student-Athlete Builds a Brighter Future Through Diskarte and Discipline

Josel Sisor finds fulfillment in learning how to become financially independent as a Shopee Xpress rider 

Twenty-two-year-old Josel Sisor carries a lot of responsibility on his shoulders. He works hard as a Shopee Xpress rider, while also striving to achieve his dreams as a student-athlete.

Josel, who is currently a fourth-year scholar, sports science major, and table tennis athlete at San Beda University, began working as a rider right after the pandemic set in a year and a half ago. After hearing about a friend who took up a side gig as a rider, he took the opportunity to earn some extra cash as well.

Though his father, a factory worker, and mother, a messenger, both work hard to provide for the family, Josel wants to lighten their financial burden by becoming more financially independent, especially during uncertain times such as these. Even before the pandemic, he busied himself with other part-time motorcycle delivery gigs to help his parents out. As the eldest in a brood of five, Josel sets an example for his siblings.

Adele returns with “EASY ON ME,” New Single and Video Out Now




Global superstar Adele returns with the release of her brand new single and video “Easy On Me.” 

Easy On Me” precedes the November 19th release of Adele’s newest album 30, on Columbia Records.  Earlier this week, Adele shared the news of her new album release date and inspiration with a personal note to her fans letting them know she was “finally ready to put this album out.” 

The video for “Easy On Me,” shot last month in Quebec, finds Adele once again collaborating with Cannes Grand Prix winning director Xavier Dolan (Mommy, It’s Only The End The World). 

“I was honestly hoping for this to happen,” noted Dolan. “For me, there’s nothing stronger than artists reconnecting after years apart.  I’ve changed.  Adele’s changed.  And this is an opportunity to celebrate how we’ve both evolved, and how we’ve also both remained faithful to our dearest themes.  It’s all the same, but different.”  The video begins in the same house the pair used to shoot the video for Adele’s 2015 smash single “Hello.” 

Zack Tabudlo finishes 2021 strong with his full length debut album, Episode!


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2021 was a year of breakthroughs for singer-songwriter, and producer Zack Tabudlo. His anthemic singles “Binibini” and “Nangangamba” dominated multiple local and international charts across major streaming platforms.

After signing to Island Records Philippines/MCA Music in 2020, Zack emerged as one of the fastest rising OPM artists that we have seen in the last year - breaking records for streaming, digital sales, and airplay.

“As we rolled out his songs, there was an exponential growth in his listenership. His songs 'Binibini' and 'Nangangamba' both became #1 on Spotify's Global Viral Chart, topping the charts for four weeks straight. ‘Binibini’ also topped Spotify’s Philippines Top 50 Chart for six straight weeks, where he broke the record for the longest-running number #1 local track by a Filipino RADAR artist. After being added to Spotify’s RADAR Philippines program, Zack was able to reach new fans both locally and internationally.” said Enzo Valdez, Managing Director of MCA Music.

Your realme TechLife: realme Pad, other products set to launch in Philippines on October 21


realme, the Philippines’ number one brand for smartphones, watches, and True Wireless Stereo (TWS) for Q2 2021, continues to shake up the industry with its first-ever tablet, the realme Pad, set to launch in the Philippines on October 21.

The realme Pad is the brand’s latest offering in line with its mission of creating a full-circle digital ecosystem consisting of various smart devices including smartphones, laptops, smart audio, smart home, and smartwatch products, to help Filipinos with their modern, digital-driven lifestyles.

“The realme Pad is the latest breakthrough in our commitment to power up Filipinos’ growing digital lives. With our first-ever tablet, we promise the quality and reliability that the brand has become known and trusted for to help our consumers indulge in entertainment and other online pursuits at a truly accessible price,” said Austine Huang, realme Philippines’ VP for Marketing

#BestTimeWithGlobe: Get the all-new iPhone 13 and iPad lineup with the undisputed leader in Mobile Postpaid

A great postpaid plan is best paired with the finest smartphone. This is why Globe Telecom, the brand that first launched the iPhone in the country years back, is offering Apple’s best-ever iPhone and iPad lineup through GPlan. Through the telco giant’s most innovative and value-rich line of subscription plans, users can enjoy bigger data allocation, get access to the ultra fast Globe 5G network, and discover limitless options to lifestyle perks. Customers can call dibs and pre-order the iPhone 13 with GPlan starting October 15, 2021.

Owning the latest iPhone and iPad devices have become more within reach with the latest selection of GPlan offers as it boasts more affordable rates with lower monthly payments through a 36-month lock-in feature and introductory offers with discounted cash outs.

Under GPlan, the luxurious and state-of-the-art iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max and the updated iPad (9th gen) and iPad mini (6th gen) are made accessible through exciting plans filled with life-enabling perks for new and re-contracting subscribers.

Pru Life UK opens general agency office in Baguio City

From left to right: Blue Kyanite Life Insurance Agency Inc. Board member Jasperoid Libongen, Board member Pinky Bantigue, General Agency President Weena Banogon, and Board member Ian Banogon.

Leading life insurer Pru Life UK expands its footprint in North Luzon with the opening of a general agency (GA) office in Baguio City.

Blue Kyanite Life Insurance Agency Inc., headed by General Agency President Weena Banogon, opens its doors for Pru Life UK customers at the 3rd Floor, APC Commercial Bldg., No. 69 Bokawkan Road in Baguio City.

Senior citizen makes the Smart move, citing husband’s superior customer experience

Mandaluyong resident Maria Lina Porciuncula Grecia had observed how her husband, a loyal Smart customer since 2003, has never had any signal issue with his mobile service. This is the complete opposite of her own mobile service, which, according to Mrs. Grecia, has always been problematic. “We’ve always had difficulty obtaining a decent network connection at home. Despite all efforts and complaints escalated to her previous telco, the problem has always persisted, and the signal even worsened to the point of needing a signal booster,” according to Mrs. Grecia.

When Mobile Number Portability (MNP) started in October 1, Mrs. Grecia took the first opportunity to switch her mobile service to Smart. She proceeded to the Smart Store at the Powerplant Mall in Rockwell, where her husband regularly does his transactions such as bills payment and contract retention.

Upgrade your hygiene experience with INAX Water Indulgence Promo

It’s that time of the year when INAX, the renowned Japanese brand for its pioneering spirit embodied in masterfully designed bathroom fixtures, presents its Water Indulgence Promo for 2021 where thoughtfully designed bathroom pieces, toilets and accessories are available at huge discounts.

With discounts of up to 30%, the INAX Water Indulgence Promo offers the perfect opportunity to upgrade your bathrooms with masterpieces from the brand that introduced Japan’s first advanced toilet and self-powered automatic faucet.

For those who have been eyeing INAX’s intuitively designed washbasins, faucets and toilets, this promo should not be missed! Customers can look forward to as much as 30% off on one-piece toilets, up to 30% off on close coupled toilets and as much as 25% discount on showers. Bathroom accessories, spalets and bidets are also available at big price-offs. Truly, it’s the most opportune time to transform your bathroom into a haven for relaxation.

Meralco cements commitment to sustainability, joins United Nations Global Compact


Meralco President and CEO Atty. Ray C. Espinosa formalizes the power utility’s commitment to the United Nations Global Compact, a strategic pact that encourages business and non-business institutions to align their strategies and operations with ten universal principles on bettering human rights, labor conditions, environmental stewardship, and anti-corruption measures.

The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) became the latest Filipino organization to join the United Nations Global Compact last May 2021.

The UN Global Compact, which was launched in July 2000, encourages stakeholders worldwide to align their strategies and operations to the pact’s Ten Principles, which are anchored on sustainable and socially responsible policies on the improvement of universal human rights, labor rights and freedoms, environmental consciousness, and anti-corruption efforts.

Garnier Vitamin C Serum – The most-loved serum of 100,000 Filipinos

In 2021, life moves pretty quickly. Trends come and go faster than ever before, with new food inventions, viral memes, and must-haves coming and going – and it’s so hard to keep track! But if there’s anything that we have learned from constantly trying so many new things, sometimes it’s better to stick with the classics.

The same goes with the skincare! Nowadays we are spoilt for choice when it comes to skincare products — with different formats, buzz words, and innovations that we have to keep up with! In a sea of skincare options, how do we know what would work for us? The answer lies in a must-have product that’s been tried, tested, and approved by thousands of Filipinos.

Enter Garnier Vitamin C Serum – which just might be exactly what you’re looking for. Since its launch in 2020, it has earned the crown of Most Loved Serum of 2021* because it has instantly become a crowd favorite among skincare experts and everyday Filipinos alike!

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Young Cocoa sets his sights on conquering the Asian region and beyond with summer anthem “Zesto”

Breakthrough Filipino rapper Young Cocoa has been gaining significant attention worldwide thanks to his previous chart-topping hits “Manila,” which got included in one of the playlists curated by BTS’ very own RM, and received props from Korean music stars such as Eric of The Boyz, Omega X, Dawon of SF19 and Lia Kim from 1Million Dance Studio. To date, his signature smash has racked up more than a million streams on Spotify alone, and has enjoyed airplay on mainstream radio stations in Metro Manila.

Now signed to pan-regional music label, OFFMUTE, the promising newcomer sets his sights on conquering Asia one step at a time with his genre-fluid jams that cut across cultural boundaries and sonic expectations. “I feel so blessed to be the first hip-hop artist of OFFMUTE but even more so, a part of a movement that is so unified and allows Southeast Asian music to move forth in a collaborative effort,” Young Cocoa beams with pride as he talks about being part of this game-changing movement. “There’s so much inspiration and talent we collectively have as a region, and the artists OFFMUTE already have on board prove that already. To say I'm proud to be a part of a label that embraces this region's diversity is an understatement.”

GCash and PayMongo let you shop and pay later with GCredit

Online shopping has become the new norm for more people – from buying essentials, ordering food, to indulging in good old online retail therapy. GCash, the country’s leading mobile wallet, and PayMongo, an online payment processing platform for merchants, have teamed up to let users shop safely and conveniently with just a few taps on their phones! 

With the GCash app feature called GCredit, you can now shop and pay later for your orders. This definitely eliminates the stress of checking out your online purchase just to find out that you don’t have enough funds, especially if it’s an essential item you need right away. 

Fully verified GCash users can benefit from this in-app feature powered by CIMB Bank as it provides up to PHP10,000 personal credit line and an interest rate as low as 1%. All you have to do is choose GCash as your payment option when you buy from PayMongo, input your GCash Mobile Number and type your One-Time-Pin or OTP sent to you via SMS and input 4-digit MPIN. Lastly, opt for GCredit as your preferred payment option, wait for the SMS confirmation as proof of transaction, and you’re good to go!

Here are just some of the amazing items that you can add to your cart using GCredit on the GCash app or through GCredit via the merchants’ online checkouts through PayMongo:

Inka Magnaye shares her life amid the pandemic and the importance of oral care

The pandemic may have turned the world upside down but Inka Magnaye learned to roll with the punches early on. It was during the lockdown when she launched her career as a content creator with the viral video of her and her mother doing the in-flight announcement of a local airline.

She also discovered a few hobbies while spending time indoors. Magnaye says, “in the beginning, I spent my days cooking. I looked around for new recipes to try. Another skill I picked up was putting makeup on. It’s such a useful skill, especially in my current line of work.”

The voice artist and creator may be busy but she still looks out for her health, taking a holistic approach to take care of herself. For her mental health, she takes the time to unplug and sit in silence, or do something she likes.

Mountain Dew brings you Battle of Bangis: Cong vs. Ivana

 Team Captain Cong and Team Captain Ivana with their respective teammates take part in different bootcamp challenges for the #DewBattleOfBangis leading up to the finale dubbed Mountain Dew Battle of Bangis D’ Ultimate Showdown on November 7, 2021. Catch the finale streaming on Mountain Dew’s Facebook Page.

Are you up for the challenge, Dewds?

Two teams—one led by Cong and the other by Ivana Alawi—will slug it out in the Mountain Dew Battle of Bangis, a series of challenges that will test their physical, mental and emotional strength, plus teamwork. This is the challenge to watch out for.

In the true sense of supporting adventure and activities best experienced among friends, Mountain Dew brings to the public Battle of Bangis which will see Cong, Ivana, and their respective teammates taking part in different bootcamp challenges—Pisikalan, Walang Iyakan, Mind Over Matter, and Tropahan--over three weeks from October 10 to 27 leading up to the finale dubbed Mountain Dew Battle of Bangis D’ Ultimate Showdown on November 7.

New flexible and affordable insurance products available via PayMaya App

One thing we have learned during this pandemic is to value what's important in our life – from our health and livelihood to our loved ones. That's why it doesn't hurt to take measures to future-proof our lives by securing insurance and protection coverage relevant to our needs.  


If you're seeking insurance and protection, PayMaya has got you covered. The country's leading FinServ (financial services) platform has teamed up with insurtech unicorn bolttech to bring innovative insurance and service products to Filipinos. With the new PayMaya Protect feature inside the PayMaya app, you can now easily access affordable health insurance coverage and mobile service plans within a few taps on your phone.  


Personal Protect

With the current public health risks, one can't take chances when it comes to health matters. While we strictly follow standard safety protocols, having insurance coverage for COVID-19 will give that added layer of safety for our peace of mind.  


Accessible via the Protect button in your PayMaya app, Personal Protect offers flexible and affordable health insurance that can cover dengue & COVID-19 medical expenses as well as Permanent Total Disability caused by accidents, dengue or COVID-19. Pioneer Insurance, a trusted name in the insurance industry that has been serving Filipinos since 1954, is the insurance provider for Personal Protect.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Maximize Your Suweldo this Payday Sale and Save More When Paying for Bills via ShopeePay

Make the most out of your suweldo this coming payday! ShopeePay, Shopee’s all-in-one mobile wallet, lets you save more with amazing rewards and discounts this coming October 15 at the Shopee Payday Sale. With ShopeePay, not only can you look forward to great deals and promos, but you can also enjoy a safer and more convenient payment experience when you settle your bills through the Shopee app or when you pay via ShopeePay QR for in-store purchases. Here’s what to look forward to this October 15.

Big Discounts & Cashback on Bills 

Tired of waiting in line to pay your dues? This payday, users can enjoy up to ₱100 off on their bills from the following ShopeePay partner billers: Meralco, Maynilad, and Primewater for utility bills; Globe, Smart, and Sun for postpaid mobile bills. This discount also applies to landline and internet bills from PLDT, Globe at Home, and Converge; and SkyCable, Cignal, Cablelink, and Streamtech for TV cable bills. ShopeePay discount vouchers can also be used to pay for loans and credit card billers like Home Credit, Cashalo, Dragonloans, SkyPay, and RCBC.

To sweeten the deal, you can enjoy up to 50% bills cashback if it's your first time paying bills, buying load, or e-vouchers using ShopeePay!

Enjoy Clean Air Indoors for Healthier Living with New Philips Air Purifiers


  • Philips Air Purifiers clean air in indoor settings to keep pollutants, bacteria and viruses at bay
  • Philips full range of air purifiers have 3-layer filtration with NanoProtect HEPA – capable of removing particles smaller than the smallest known virus
  • Designed for modern indoor environments such as homes, offices, and commercial spaces

As the Philippines is still in the middle of the fight against rising COVID-19 cases, more methods and strategies must be employed to help curb transmission of the virus among Filipinos. Findings show that the virus can be transmitted not only through droplets, but also aerosols – extremely small solid particles or liquid droplets suspended in the atmosphere .

The virus is also known to spread in poorly ventilated or crowded indoor settings where people tend to spend longer periods of time. Indoor air is 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air , and its possibly numerous contaminants can give rise to chronic health conditions such as asthma or allergic rhinitis .

As part of local efforts to mitigate COVID-19 transmission in indoor and enclosed spaces, the government has released guidelines on the improvement of ventilation in offices, public transportation, and commercial areas. The guidelines highlight the need for access to natural ventilation as well as the use of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems (HVAC) and devices with High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters .

Safety First: Former crew members share how safety has always been a top priority at McDonald’s

In a recently released M Safe video, former store employees of the company talked about how being safe at McDonald’s makes them feel good.

Henric, a former crew at McDo Robinsons Novaliches shared how working at McDonald’s has taught him the value of safety early on. Years after and his own business later, he recalls and proudly attests as to how committed the company is on safety.

Meanwhile, former crew members Arden and Khaycie also highlighted how safety was their first lesson as new employees, wherein stringent global safety protocols were taught. Today, with health and safety being of utmost concern for everyone, they are not worried whenever they visit or enjoy McDonald’s from the comfort of their homes, knowing they are safe.

UNIQLO welcomes back Ilonggos to their store

Japanese global apparel retailer, UNIQLO, is set to reopen its store at SM City Iloilo mall on October 29. The revamped store, stationed at the Upper Ground floor of the mall’s North Wing, will be expanded from 608 sqm to 969 sqm sales area to ensure a better shopping experience for the Ilonggos.

“We are excited for Ilonggos to shop from a bigger clothing selection that is stylish yet comfortable.” says Masayoshi Nakamura, Chief Operating Officer of UNIQLO Philippines. “We hope to bring our quality and affordable LifeWear items more accessible to the locals and help them with their everyday lifestyle clothing needs.”

To celebrate the reopening of UNIQLO SM City Iloilo, below are some of the special offers that customers can enjoy during the opening weekend:

realme named no. 1 smartphone brand during Shopee 10.10 Brands Festival Sale

The country’s no. 1 brand for smartphones, watches, and TWS for Q2 2021 dominated Shopee 10.10 Brands Festival with a successful performance across the mobile, audio, and wearables categories.

realme, the country’s no. 1 smartphone, watch, and TWS brand for Q2 2021 continues to prove its dominance in the e-commerce space with its success during the recently concluded 10.10 Brands Festival on Shopee.

During the one-day sale, the brand offered discounts of as much as 50% OFF on selected realme smartphones and TechLife products, along with other deals such as free shipping, and additional shopping vouchers.

Panasonic shared its Window-type Air Conditioners with local medical institutions to provide fresher quality air

Through the years, Panasonic has been driving its global advocacy for cleaner and fresher Quality Air for Life. In the commitment to help Filipinos who continue to struggle with the pandemic, the company shared its Window-type Air Conditioner (CW-XC185EPH) with Comfort Cool and Anti-bacterial Filter to support safer air in patient wards and nurses’ stations of 10 selected local medical institutions.

One of the donations was made on October 4, 2021, when Panasonic Air-Conditioning Philippines CEO, Masaru Toyota personally turned over the units to Dr. Vincent Balanag Jr., Executive Director of the Lung Center of the Philippines. Mr. Toyota reiterated, “We offer this donation as a reward to all dedicated front liners of the Lung Center of the Philippines, for all of their hard work during these tough times of the pandemic”. Dr. Balanag responded with overflowing gratitude and wishes to receive more of the same opportunities in the future.

LBC Introduces The Padalakada, A 3D Animated Campaign by BBDO Guerrero

LBC  launches a bold new brand platform with their recently appointed agency, BBDO Guerrero. They put endorsers at the front and center of quirky, character-driven ads, but instead of influencers, LBC has created the ‘Padalakada’, a cast of 3D-animated, everyday objects.  

With the most extensive network nationwide and enhanced digital services, LBC offers a vast range of solutions to send and receive items locally and abroad. The animated characters starred in a series of digital spots and activations that cater to the courier, cargo and remittance services provided by LBC Express.

Click on the link to watch

Brother Philippines introduces new iShop feature on Customer Plus App

Shop for all your favorite Brother products in one place

As we all continue to work and study from the comfort of home, loyal Filipino Brother customers can continue to go online for their printing and organization needs as Brother Philippines introduces iShop, a brand new feature on their Customer Plus App that serves as an online store for Brother products.

iShop puts together Brother’s available inkjet and monolaser printers, labellers, sewing machines, and consumables such as ink cartridges all in one place on the Customer Plus App. It’s accessible by tapping the shopping cart icon on the Customer Plus homepage, and all purchases are made through Brother’s authorized dealers and partners. 

“As we continue to battle the pandemic, we at Brother acknowledge that we must adapt to the current normal as best as we can. This is why we want to reach our customers in every possible way with the new iShop feature on our Customer Plus App,” said Brother Philippines president Glenn Hocson.

Buy These Perfect Gifts for all Your Family Members This Christmas

Have you finalized your Christmas list yet? If you’re having trouble figuring out what to give your loved ones, you’re not alone—in fact, that’s why most of us end up leaving our holiday shopping up until the last minute! Sometimes the closer we are to a person, the more pressure we feel to come up with the perfect gifts. Our family members, for instance, can be the most difficult people to shop for.

To help you get into the true gift-giving mode, here’s a little tip from Pinoy holiday icon and Shopee Christmas ambassador Jose Mari Chan: Think of what your recipient would find useful or meaningful. "List down some important people whom you want to cheer up, then browse online to see what items you can give. Whatever you give doesn't have to be a big amount.”

For more inspiration, check out Shopee’s Christmas in our Carts gift guide. Discover a comprehensive compilation of gift ideas for everyone on your list, from your dad to bunso. For bigger discounts on your holiday shopping, take advantage of free shipping with no minimum spend, 50% bills cashback, and ₱150 off vouchers at the Oct 15 Payday Sale.

Turn your home into a safe haven: 5 products you should own today

Work from home, zoom meetings, easy home workouts all sound familiar. The amount of time spent at home lately has been quite unprecedented. Trends have shifted from using essential oil diffusers to being a plantito or plantita to showing off newly renovated spaces. 

Mondial Direct knows the value of your home right now as it has transformed into a multifunctional space. 

Mondial Direct, a new arm under Mondial Medical Technologies which is a distributor of quality and cost-efficient medical equipment & supplies, arose because Filipinos need a reliable source for their health-related needs. 

A special line of home essentials is what they provide, drawing inspiration from home as a safe haven. 

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

IABC Philippines CommChat Series’ Et Tu Brutus shares experiences of Millennial Leaders and Change Makers

IABC Philippines CommChat Series’ Et Tu Brutus panelists and organizers:  (from top row, left to right): Dave Devilles - IABC PH Membership, Learning and Engagement Committee Chair and VP for Sustainability, CSR and Employee Relations of Union Bank of the Philippines; Ferds Bondoy – IABC PH Secretary and Digital and Publicity Committee Chair and Regional Integration and Chief Executive Director of ComCo Southeast Asiar; Orange Dorico – IABC PH Volunteer and CommChat Host; Belle Tiongco – IABC PH President and Co-Founder of Football for Humanity; Panelists - Tricia Jimenea - Business Development Director, Partner and Co-Founder of ComCo Southeast Asia; Shawntel Nieto - Founder and President of the Society of Sustainability Practitioners, the One Cainta Food Program, and SustainaRumble Podcasts; Aljo Quintas – Social Protection and Poverty Reduction Policy Specialist and Incoming Project Coordinator for the United Nations Development Programme; Milo Alejo - Co-Founder and President of Kamino Algae Technologies Inc., and Sharlyn Beltran – IABC PH Communications Officer;

In media and pop culture, the Millennial has become known for many things. The Me Generation, the millennial is the tech-savvy digital native who is depicted as entitled and narcissistic but also socially conscious, flexible and creative. 

It’s time to take a closer look at millennials as the new generation of managers, directors and entrepreneurs. 

Hosted by International Association of Business Communicators Philippines or IABC Philippines, the recent CommChat webinar titled Et Tu Brutus: Millennials Leading in the New Normal explored the different experiences of four millennials and their experiences as leaders. 

Four things Robi Domingo learned to prioritize in the new normal

Host and youth advocate Robi Domingo has experienced his fair share of challenges this past year. Just like most, the stress of the pandemic took a significant toll on him and his family.

“It came to a point that I asked myself if I made the right decision not to pursue medicine. When everyone needed a frontliner, why didn’t I become a doctor?” Robi shared.

The situation taught him certain things that many would take for granted before the pandemic happened. Now, Robi found ways to keep himself productive and healthy, and he continued to use his platform for good. Here are four things he learned to prioritize even more:

Top Talents to Tech Leaders: The Key to Sustained E-Commerce Growth

Shopee invites all aspiring tech leaders to join the Global Leaders Program to experience in-depth training and mentorship to help drive the growth of e-commerce in the Philippines

E-commerce platforms continue to strengthen their foundation in the global retail market with constant innovation and improvements in the consumers’ overall online shopping experience. Along with the immense demand for quality products and services, there is also a great need for tech talents who will drive the growth of e-commerce locally and internationally. The value of e-commerce in Southeast Asia is projected to reach US$132 billion by the end of 2021, and in five years, the Philippines’ e-commerce value will grow by 3.8X.[1]

Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, equips young and high-potential talent with immersive training and in-depth mentorships through its Global Leaders Program (GLP).

GCash and Generika Drugstore offer cashless payment for medicine

GCash and Generika offer safe and more convenient ways to pay and process transactions. 

Drugstores have become increasingly vital for public health amid the pandemic. As an essential service, they must pivot to continue to supply the growing medical needs of the consumers in a safe manner.

To help meet this need during the pandemic, GCash, the country’s leading mobile wallet app, has partnered with Generika Drugstore, one of the most innovative drugstores in the country, and a member of the AC Health Group, to provide safer and more convenient ways to pay and process transactions. 

Now, customers and frontliners can safely pay in Generika Drugstore branches using the GCash QR or cash-in to their GCash wallets. They can also transact conveniently on Generika’s e-store using GCash Online Payment. 

Nokia mobile expands #LoveTrustKeep series

Nokia 6310 and C30 KV

As Filipinos rely on technology to cope with the demands of modern times, HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, further expands its ever-growing range of phones with two new devices that fans can love, trust and keep for longer: The new Nokia C30 from the popular C-series comes with the largest battery capacity and biggest screen yet on a Nokia smartphone whilst the reimagined Nokia 6310 follows the revitalisation of much-loved classic Nokia phones for modern needs.

Grab it first on Lazada! The Nokia C30 can be pre-ordered from October 11 to 17 and the Nokia 6310 can be purchased starting October 8 exclusively LazMall, and will both be available in all Nokia mobile authorised online and retail stores nationwide on October 18.

Cebu Pacific to commence domestic operations from new Bicol International Airport


Cebu Pacific Manila to Legazpi maiden flight in front of the newly inaugurated Bicol International Airport

The Philippines’ leading carrier Cebu Pacific (PSE: CEB) is set to transfer its operations to the new Bicol International Airport effective October 8, Friday, following its inauguration on October 7.

Bicol International Airport, which has a capacity of up to two million passengers per year, will replace the existing Legazpi Domestic Airport.

CEB has been mounting flights to and from Legazpi since 2006, flying about 4.5 million passengers over the past 15 years. Cebu Pacific currently flies 11x weekly between Manila and Legazpi. Pre-pandemic, CEB flew 5x daily between Manila and Legazpi, on top of 1x daily flights to and from Cebu.

ePLDT launches cloud-based phone system service

ePLDT recently launched a new, cloud-based phone system called ePLDT Calling for Microsoft Teams, which allows businesses to combine their communication and collaboration systems in a single platform.

As businesses have implemented work-from-home setups at the onset of the pandemic, many had faced challenges around operational inefficiencies brought by the sudden pressure to adopt systems that optimize remote working arrangements. This influx of business applications have thus resulted in largely disconnected legacy and digital platforms.

Organizations caught in this siloed approach (those with disjointed communication and collaboration systems) are predisposed to users toggling from one system to another, which consumes more time and could possibly cause customer dissatisfaction due to simple miscommunication rising from seemingly mundane oversights such as unattended calls and queries and mishandled requests.

Up your mobile photography game and master the art of Xceptional living with vivo X70 co-engineered with ZEISS

vivo officially unveils the new vivo X70, co-engineered with ZEISS, the phone that will take your mobile photography game to Xceptional levels.

The phone that will be changing the selfie game has finally arrived in the Philippines. Touting only the best-in-class mobile photography technology, the vivo X70 comes packed with so many features that taking a bad photo is practically impossible.

With its Ultra Sensing Gimbal technology, the vivo X70 allows users to not only reproduce but transcend what the eyes can see, making it perfect for amateur and professional photographers alike. It also pushes the boundaries of photography with the ZEISS T* Coating, a groundbreaking feature vivo and ZEISS worked on together. “T” stands for “Transmission Layer” that lets more to light pass through the lens–bringing you better and brighter photos sans the glare even in the most challenging photography situations.


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