Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Grab the Perfect Deals for Every Dynamic, Action-Packed Lifestyle this 9.9 Super Shopping Day


While most of us may be staying home during this time, that doesn’t mean we’ve become less busy. With new hobbies and responsibilities, life is now, if possible, even more action-packed. And when you’ve got your hands full each day, it can all feel a little overwhelming sometimes—but you can do it with a little help! 

Whether you’ve discovered passions, taken on more responsibilities at work, or even picked up side hustles, you need items to boost your productivity and help you make the most out of each day. The onset of the ber months marks an even busier season, so you need the right tools to keep you focused and efficient. And at Shopee’s 9.9 Super Shopping Day, you can find the perfect products to accompany you as you set out to accomplish all your goals. 

Sony Celebrates Seven Wins at 2021 EISA Awards Including Highly Coveted ‘Camera of the Year’ for Alpha 1


Sony is extremely proud to announce that its quality and innovation has once again been recognized at the highly celebrated Expert Imaging and Sound Association Awards. Sony won a total of seven awards including ‘Camera of the Year’ for Alpha 1, ‘Multimedia Smartphone’ for Xperia 1 III and ‘Home Theatre Projector’ for VPL-VW590ES across the digital imaging, mobile and home projector industries.

Full list of Sony awards wins:

EISA Camera of the Year 2021-2022: Alpha 1

EISA Photo/Video Camera 2021-2022: Alpha 7S III

EISA Standard Lens 2021-2022: FE 50mm F1.2 GM

EISA Wideangle Lens 2021-2022: FE 14mm F1.8 GM

EISA Wideangle Zoom Lens (full-frame) 2021-2022: FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM

EISA Multimedia Smartphone 2021-2022: Xperia 1 III

EISA Home Theatre Projector 2021-2022: VPL-VW590ES

EISA Camera of the Year: Alpha 1

BTI Payments PH furthers commitment to provide safe and accessible financial solutions to Filipinos


While apparent even before the pandemic hit, the possible ramifications of having limited access to financial tools, became more obvious when the lockdown began.

Thankfully, access to and usage of these financial services surged last year as a result, mostly because of the joint efforts by government bodies like the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) and private sector industry players like BTI Payments Philippines, Inc., which successfully boosted financial inclusivity in the country.

The next chapter of RIMOWA Innovation: Redefining mobility, no matter the distance


Even before the seismic shifts brought about by the global pandemic, the travel industry has been in constant evolution over the years redefining the way we live and move. For premium luxury brand RIMOWA, consistently adapting to these changes has been at the core of its 120-year legacy that is built on German craftsmanship and modern innovation. 

Starting out as a small family-run business, the company first gained notoriety when it introduced the original aluminum trunk and, over the years, has grown into a recognized global leader in creating the finest travel tools. From vintage wood suitcases to its trademark classic aluminium ribbed cases to high-tech polycarbonate luggage, RIMOWA has always looked for ways to make travel better. As the industry continues to evolve, its philosophy remains the same – expert travellers need expert travel solutions. 

UniPin is now available on Eplayment

Universal Pin (UniPin), a leading electronic pin provider, is now included in the Eplayment app. UniPin with more than 10 years of service, has been providing affordable game credits and digital vouchers across the world.

With the inclusion of UniPin, the Eplayment app now has more to offer to its users. Now Eplayment users can top-up for their favorite games and platforms with ease. Purchase gaming pins, vouchers, and game credits for Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Call of Duty: Mobile, Garena, iTunes, and many more from as low as P10. 

Monday, August 30, 2021

Discover an easy-to-digest milk option for kids with the new Enfagrow AII NuraPro Four

What a child eats, and drinks plays a great role in their health. Fortunately, there is a great variety in foods that leaves parents with options to satisfy their kids’ nutritional needs.

As one of the leading brands in children’s milk, Enfagrow AII NuraPro Four is one with parents in raising the next generation of healthy and smart kids with a heart. With its years of experience, the brand continues to provide expertly designed nutrition for children through its newest offering, the Enfagrow AII NuraPro Four.

Enfagrow AII NuraPro Four is the first and only staged milk in the Philippines made with A2 milk protein purely sourced from rare New Zealand & European A2 cows. Unlike regular cows, A2 cows only produce the A2 milk protein type, which is easy for kids to digest and absorb.[1] Even better, it also has DHA & MFGM Pro that can help boost a child’s IQ and EQ development,[2] with proper nutrition and stimulation.

OLFU opens exclusive Smart online store to power e-learning

The Our Lady of Fatima University (OLFU) Inc. community is getting its own Smart Online Store to help students, faculty, and other personnel in the new normal for education. Called the OLFU Smart Online Store, the e-commerce platform provides Fatimanians a convenient gateway to browse through Smart Prepaid products and services tailored to their own digital learning needs.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted how students learn. And Smart has responded to the disruption by rolling out innovative solutions and services that enable students to adapt to and thrive in the new normal for education,” said Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart. “Smart continues to encourage the youth to live the giga life and bring a sense of purpose into their day-to-day activities so they can live smarter and help build a better world.”

The partnership with OLFU reinforces the PLDT group’s core value of “malasakit”, which drives PLDT’s wireless unit Smart to assist where and when necessary, this time in the connectivity needs of the education sector.

H1 2021: Kaspersky foils over 2K mobile malware per day in SEA

As the pandemic continues to grip countries in Southeast Asia (SEA), more workers are expected to set-up their remote office environment, if not continue to work virtually. This trend keeps the population safer physically, but also open vulnerabilities against enterprises.

Global cybersecurity company Kaspersky has detected and blocked 382,578 mobile attacks against users in SEA during the first half of 2021. This is a 14% increase compared with the same period last year with 336,680 incidents. The mobile attacks detected and blocked covers the general Kaspersky users from the region.

Even though the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has been a trend before the pandemic, its use has increased exponentially since 2020 as companies adapted their IT infrastructure for business continuity. This, in turn, increased employee’s role in a company’s network security.

Meralco Communicates Excellence In 2021


The Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the country’s premier electric distribution utility, continues to exude excellence beyond providing stable and reliable power in its franchise area. Recognized for its initiatives centered on customer service excellence, communication, and transparency, it recently bagged three (3) golds, three (3) silvers, and three (3) bronzes at the 2021 Stevie International Business Awards (IBA). It commanded superiority in the field of communications in the global scene as it bested 3,700 nominations from various organizations from different industries in 65 countries.

The prestigious Stevie International Business Awards is an annual awards program started in 2002 and joined by top corporations to showcase professional achievements and compete for various awards. It honors and generates public recognition of these achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide and is one of the world’s most coveted prizes.

Awarded Gold were the One Meralco Foundation (OMF) program “One for Trees: Helping Farmers Survive the Pandemic through Sustainable Reforestation;” the “Meralco Annual Report,” which was recognized as the best annual report among utilities in 2021; and the “MVP The Man and His Art,” a book that showcases Filipino artistry that graces the halls of Meralco, PLDT, First Pacific, and MVP’s residence. The “Meralco Sustainability Report,” “Energizing off-grid schools in the Philippines,” and “Powering-up Communities Amidst the Pandemic” were given Silver awards. Meanwhile, “A Back to School Program to support Teacher-Frontliners during the Pandemic,” the “Meralco Advisory,” and the “Meralco Facebook page” each bagged a Bronze award.

Landco Aims for LEED Certification of its Leisure Tourism Estates: CaSoBē and Club Laiya

Landco Pacific Corporation forges ahead to pursue its vision of attaining the highly-coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification of its Leisure Tourism Estates (LTE) CaSoBē (Calatagan South Beach) and Club Laiya in Batangas, beginning with the LEED registration and sustainability initiatives of the two properties. 

“The LEED registration of our LTE in Batangas is part of our long-term and holistic commitment to economic, social and environmental sustainability program. Landco initiates this program, not to simply achieve recognition but because it’s the right thing to do. Our focus is to leave a lasting and sustainable legacy for the next generation,” stated Landco President and CEO Erickson Y. Manzano.  

LEED rating system is developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, the foremost program for buildings, homes and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. 

AirAsia Philippines provides hassle-free journey for APORs and returning OFWs with ‘Fly Home Safe’

Understanding the importance of their immediate need to go back to their provinces during the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ), AirAsia Philippines is offering Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APOR) and returning Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) a hassle-free, convenient and safe way of traveling through the “Fly Home Safe” promo.

For as low as Php199 one-way base fare, APOR and returning OFWs who are BIG members can fly back to their home town in different provinces such as Puerto Princesa, Iloilo, Caticlan, Tacloban, Bohol, Kalibo, Cagayan De Oro, Bacolod, Davao, General Santos and Zamboanga.

Booking should be made from 30 August to 5 September to avail of the promo which is available for travel from 30 August 2021 to 31 January 2022.  To provide maximum convenience to travelers, “Fly Home Safe” promo also offers an unlimited date change. 

Grab Philippines continues to empower its merchant-partners with new insights, tools, and solutions

Grab Philippines today announced new initiatives for small businesses in the food and beverage industry in the Philippines. This includes product solutions to expand merchants’ online presence; a partnership with the International Finance Corporation to improve financial literacy among small businesses; and the launch of Grab’s first Food Trend Report to guide local merchants as they continue to adapt to changing consumer behaviors and preferences. These initiatives were announced at Grab Philippines’ second annual merchant conference for its food and beverage merchant-partners.

The new initiatives, which will roll out in phases this year, are part of Grab Philippines’ ongoing efforts to support the digital transformation of local businesses who are the bedrock of the Philippine economy. By providing businesses with powerful platform tools, relevant insights, and upskilling opportunities, Grab Philippines aims to be the most-preferred platform of choice for merchants and businesses in the Philippines.

Bria Homes allocates 2.5B for affordable housing in 2021

One persistent problem in the Philippines’ construction sector is a chronic housing shortage, and this requires urgent attention—or so goes a report from the Subdivision and Housing Developers Association (SHDA). Current figures put the national housing backlog at 4M. Based on a study by the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), this could rise to 6.5M by 2030 if the situation is not resolved. The shortfall needs to be specifically addressed in the affordable housing segment, which industry experts consider a “lucrative market for developers to pursue so long as costs can be kept down to ensure affordability.”

This explains why more property firms are venturing into affordable housing, a trend that began even before the pandemic. At the forefront of this movement is award-winning real estate developer BRIA Homes, which has been resolutely addressing the huge supply backlog for years now. Apart from offering stylish, comfortable, and affordable dwellings in its more than fifty projects nationwide, BRIA Homes has allocated P2.5B to boost its portfolio in 2021 alone, with an eye on suburban areas that are primed to flourish as the country moves towards post-pandemic recovery.

Indeed, as Metro-Manila residents continue to transition to the digital space, enabling flexible work and study modes in the process, a considerable number of them are heading for the suburbs or even outlying provinces, where wide-open, tranquil spaces ensure compliance with safety measures as they ride out the pandemic. BRIA aims to increasingly expand in this direction, offering prospecive home buyers prime residential locations outside the Metro.

Garmin® Expands Solar Range Of Smartwatches In The Philippines With Tactix Delta – Solar Edition

The tactix Delta Solar is durable and fashionable with its all-new military-inspired, rugged and sophisticated design

Garmin announced the expansion of its solar charging technology to its Solar range of smartwatches with the new tactix Delta – Solar Edition. It is the fourth generation of the tactix family, which is developed on the fēnix series platform, building on the success of Garmin’s solar charging adventure watches, the fēnix 6 Pro Solar series and Instinct Solar series. 

The tactix Delta – Solar Edition allows Filipinos to “Do What They Love Longer” through significantly increased battery life1 and new purpose-built functionality including mountain biking, climbing, skiing and golf activities.

Ocean Park Progresses with Pre-qualification Exercise to Solicit Potential Partners for Future Development

As its rethink exercise progresses to a new stage, Ocean Park today issued a pre-qualification invitation to solicit potential partners to co-develop the Park through a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model. This formally starts the two-phase procurement process for the implementation of the future strategy of Ocean Park under the rethink exercise. This process begins with the current Pre-Qualification Stage and will be followed by the Tender Stage in late 2021 or early 2022. 

The pre-qualification exercise will help pre-qualify respondents for the tender process, maintaining a manageable number of bidders while ensuring that they share the Park’s vision on future development, conservation and education (C&E), as well as having the requisites to deliver the development proposals of the future strategy.   

This pre-qualification will allow potential respondents eight weeks to respond with proposals and feedback.  

Heighten the feel of your indoor home parties with the Sony XP700 Portable Wireless Speaker!


Nowadays, parties have transitioned mainly because of the stay-at-home mandates; from the crowded bars previously, intimate indoor home parties have taken over the trend.

But with this, there are two things that don’t change – sound and fun – because with Sony’s newest SRS-XP700 Portable Wireless Speaker, you will get a big sound that will fill your venue and delight your guests so you can LIVE LIFE LOUD.

The XP700 boasts an Omnidirectional Party Sound powered by the innovative X-Balanced Speakers and three High-efficiency Tweeters (two at the front and one at the back) delivering a punchy and deep bass with plenty of clarity, so you can feel all the beats of any music you’re playing.

Whenever you and your immediate friends are partying in the balcony or playing around with drinks, you don’t have to worry when it started raining or when you spilled drinks on the speaker because it has an IPX4 water-resistant rating so you can continue the fun and the speaker remains dry.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Scenic restaurants in Tagaytay where you can dine alfresco


This famous city in the south will never run out of beauty spots to visit. That’s why for many years, Tagaytay has always been the top of mind quick getaway place for folks residing in the metro.

With its majestic landscape and serene atmosphere perfect for nature-lovers, it is very hard to resist the city’s unique charm. Not to mention its breezy and cool climate, which is a plus point for someone who lives 365 days a year in a tropical country, and its piece de resistance, the Taal Lake.

This majestic beauty doesn’t shy away from people but for those who want a nicer and closer up angle, they may want to look for a more strategic spot, which luckily, Twin Lakes’ alfresco restaurants offer.

Nestlé distributes Php 110M worth of products in 110 LGUs on its 110th year in PH

Mayor Vico Sotto personally receives the Nestlé products provided for the City of Pasig

Over the course of 110 years, Nestlé Philippines has become the Kasambuhay ng Pamilyang Pilipino, the trusted companion in life, nurturing Filipino families. Welcomed into the country’s homes for generations, the company’s products serve the nutritional needs of Filipinos throughout the day and the various stages of life, while its programs seek to make a difference in society and for the planet.

This year, on its 110th anniversary, Nestlé is distributing Php 110 million worth of its products to families in 110 cities, municipalities and provinces across the Philippines with the help of its partners. As of mid-August, products have already been delivered to the cities of Tanauan and Lipa in Batangas and Batangas province; Calamba, Cabuyao, and Sta. Rosa in Laguna province; Caloocan, Pasig, Manila, and San Juan in Metro Manila; and Tarlac City in Tarlac province.

NutriAsia wins big at the 2021 Stevie Awards

NutriAsia, the Philippines’ leading manufacturer and distributor of condiments and sauces, won big at the 18th International Business Awards, raking in three Stevie Awards for exemplary initiatives.

The company won two Gold Stevie Awards and one Bronze Stevie Award, which will be given in a virtual ceremony to be held on December 8 later this year. NutriAsia’s Gold Stevie Awards haul were for its Bring Your Own Bote (BYOB) initiative and Locally Superfruits.

BYOB won the Gold Stevie Award for Environmental Campaign of the Year for allowing consumers to participate and contribute to a sustainable zero-waste system. BYOB allows consumers to purchase or refill their favorite NutriAsia products with reusable containers in various stores located around Metro Manila, minimizing the amount of single-use plastic waste.  Judges lauded the promotion of refilling of condiments. rather than using sachets.

Sony Philippines holds Gear Upgrade Deals for your content creation needs


If you’re looking to upgrade your content with a better quality, you can never go wrong with Sony’s ZV-1 that provides a much better image and video output with its large sensor and wide-aperture fixed zoom lens. The ZV-1 delivers clear images with fine details even in low-light situations.

Its One Push Product Showcase button is also one of the crowd favorites! You don’t need to do the usual gesture of covering the background with your hands when showcasing products for it to focus – just place the object in front and near the camera and in a snap, it’s already clear.

The ZV-1’s vari-angle screen lets you record videos and capture photos vertically, export the files to your smartphone, and upload it straight to your social media. It is fast, easy, and hassle-free!

Try these safe shopping options on your next Araneta City visit!

With the transition of Metro Manila to slightly looser quarantine restrictions, many of your favorite establishments in Araneta City are once again opening their doors to welcome customers!

Gateway Mall, Ali Mall, and Farmers Plaza are now open from 10 AM to 7 PM for all shoppers. Whether you’re shopping for clothes, the latest gadgets, or essential items such as food and medicine, you can now do so at the City of Firsts!

Meanwhile, as the health and safety of its customers is the top consideration for the City of Firsts, they have devised a few innovative solutions for customers who need alternative ways of shopping.

Conquer the Battlefield with Seven Superior Gaming Boosts from the latest #OPPOReno6 Series


Every Filipino gamer knows that mobile gaming, whether it’s a friendly match-up or a full-blown tournament, requires handsets with the best capabilities since speed and focus are key. Your reaction speed and reflexes are crucial to get an upper hand against opponents so it is essential to have a gaming device that not only complements your strategies, but also prevents annoying distractions, pop-ups, and technical slowdowns.

OPPO’s newest innovation, the Reno6 Series, is designed with a flurry of gaming features that will help unleash the champion in you. Fasten your seatbelts and gear up for the best mobile gaming experience ever with these powerful features!

Delightful facts about URC’s classic snacks


Filipinos love to eat. This appetite has turned classic Pinoy treats into go-to snacks to satisfy cravings and food habits. For some, these goodies not only satisfied their tastebuds, but have become part of life’s unforgettable moments.

The classic treats you’ve grown to love might just be some of Universal Robina Corporation’s (URC) variety of food and drinks. Get to know more about these delightful goodies with these interesting facts!

#LifeUnfolds with the all-new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G on Globe’s GPlan with 5G

The long wait is finally over! If you’re one of the fans who eagerly awaits the annual major smartphone drop, you’ll be thrilled to see how Samsung has raised the bar once again, with what could be 2021’s most revolutionary mobile devices—the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G!

Samsung has redefined the way we unfold new possibilities with this latest generation of its premium foldable smartphones. The third generation of the Samsung Z Series are your ultimate devices for productivity and immersive entertainment, offering new ways to work, watch, and play – each a multitasking workhorse in a more durable, category-defining foldable smartphone.

Powered by GPlan and with Globe’s 5G technology, the new Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is an essential device for trailblazers and multitasking aficionados who are constantly seeking for the next ingenious device that will take their productivity to a whole new level. With an undisrupted 7.6-inch Infinity Flex Display, and the first-ever S Pen support on a Galaxy foldable device, the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G is perfect for those who are always on the go. Meanwhile, the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G blends productivity and style with its sleek, compact, and pocketable design, enhanced camera features, and a larger Cover Screen built for quick use on the go.

Brentville International Community wins at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2021

Brentville International Community is establishing its stature as a true embodiment of thoughtful Southern living, winning recently at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2021 under the Residential Development category in the Philippines. Asia Pacific Property Awards honors the best of the best in architecture, interior design, real estate and property development in the region.

“We are constantly changing the landscape of suburban living by providing our residents with thoughtful designs and well-planned development. This is to make sure that Brentville community lives in a healthy and thriving place to strengthen their community spirit,” said Filinvest Alabang, Inc. (FAI) First Vice President and Prestige Brand Head Eduardo Gonzalez.

Brentville was recognized for its idyllic balance of upscale urban and suburban living. The vast open spaces within the Brentville neighborhood and its recreational facilities allows families to embrace a healthier well-being and an accessible urban escape. Located at Mamplasan, Binan, Laguna, it is just a 2-minute drive away from Mamplasan toll exit in South Luzon Expressway (SLEX) and an easy drive from Alabang Business District and Makati via the Skyway and SLEX. Its location gives better accessibility to reputable hospitals, business institutions and retail centers where shopping and dining are within easy access for every family.

As more Filipinos embrace digital, Manulife Online launches new features that ensure more accessibility for customers

According to leading life insurer Manulife’s Asia Care Survey, at the height of the pandemic last year, 70% of Filipinos preferred online channels to manage their insurance policies. With this insight, Manulife Philippines has further accelerated its digitalization efforts by introducing new features on Manulife Online, its mobile-optimized customer website, to provide more convenient, secure, and seamless services – anytime, anywhere.

Besides real-time updating of personal information and tracking fund value for investment-linked plans, customers can now make online payments in advance of their due dates, and select the amount of premium they would like to pay. They can also download premium notices and variable life statements of account.

Have an Easy and Special Steak and Wine Night at Home


Since most days are being spent at home now, celebrating special occasions, activities, and nights in one’s place have become normal. Preparing for such events calls for quick and easy solutions that can make being at home more enjoyable than usual.

Make special occasions memorable with loved ones by hosting a steak and wine night. With the help of Samsung’s French Door Refrigerator (RF85R92K37F),  storing and keeping the quality of delicate food items won’t be a problem when preparing for these fancy meals.

Keep meat at optimal temperature to retain its quality. Having an ample amount of space for cut of meat is crucial in preventing spoilage. Most tend to just put all their meat in the freezer when in reality, some of the steak can be stored in the temperature required for most vegetables to keep their quality.

Get Protected, Be Rewarded! Check Out Shopee's #FullyVaxxed Package

Fully vaccinated? Every person who completes their second dose brings us a step closer to safety against the COVID-19 virus. In addition to protecting yourself and your loved ones, you can receive an exclusive digital package from Shopee

Enjoy free shipping and discount vouchers once you register for Shopee’s #FullyVaxxed Package. Whether it’s personal care products or groceries, keep your eyes peeled for discounts up to 15% off from our partner brands such as SC Johnson, Colgate-Palmolive, Bo’s Coffee, Airqueen Philippines, Hygienix, and more.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Learn new ways of working, land a job at Sun Life ASCP’s The Bright Outlook webinar and online job fair

Sun Life Asia Service Centre-Philippines (ASCP), a company providing Business Processing, Information Technology, and Investment Research shared services to Sun Life's global businesses, is launching its first-ever webinar and virtual job fair on September 7. 

Leveraging its expertise in the human resources landscape, Sun Life ASCP is holding its webinar entitled “Spotlight on HR: Discussion on New Ways of Working in the New Normal” via their official Facebook page on September 7, 9:30 am.

The one-hour webinar will be moderated by veteran news anchor Tony Velasquez and graced by Sun Life women leaders to share the latest and relevant insights surrounding the workforce amid the economic recovery.  

Ben&Ben surpass expectations on sophomore album, Pebble House Vol. 1: Kuwaderno

Multi-platinum certified and critically acclaimed Filipino band Ben&Ben have finally released their highly anticipated sophomore album, Pebble House, Vol. 1: Kuwaderno via Sony Music

Expanding their sound with rewarding experiments and thematically bolder songwriting, the 13-track album marks an important chapter in Ben&Ben’s history as it captures the songs, stories, messages, experiences, learnings, and insights that accompanied them through their self-reflecting but fulfilling journey.

“Each song, much like an entry in one's personal journal, encapsulates something uniquely special to represent something in a certain point in time,” the nine-piece collective shares in a statement. “We felt it would be important for our second album to be a work that brings us closer to our listeners and introduces them more to the wide spectrum of what we are capable of and of who we are as people.”

A home built for success: SMDC launches ICE Tower RESO


Leading real estate developer SM Development Corporation (SMDC) responds to the demand created by today’s way of life with ICE Tower Residential-Offices (RESO), a modern development that allows its residents to live, work and succeed.

Unlike any other property in the market, ICE Tower RESO promotes an entrepreneurial lifestyle with “spaces for success.” The new development makes a seamless shift possible between home life and professional duty, offering the luxury and comforts of a premium condominium development, while providing facilities expected of a professional office address. It’s a living space where entrepreneurs can evolve their business aspirations from idea, to start-up, to a full-blown enterprise.

The development is fully integrated into the Mall of Asia (MOA) complex, Metro Manila’s premier lifestyle and business district. The property is in the pre-selling phase and has a target completion date of end-2024.

Hiding In Plain Sight: Gems In GLife To Level Up Your Home Life


As we continue to prioritize our safety and the safety of the people around us, we can also take this as an opportunity to spend more quality time with our loved ones at home, work on ourselves and the things we almost never had time for, and of course, make our space truly ours. 

So whether you’re in an ongoing home improvement journey or you just want to spruce up your room, check out these gems on GLife that are guaranteed to make your time at home a lot more comfortable and rewarding.  If you haven’t checked it out yet, GLife is your one-stop-shop right inside the GCash app where you can get all your lifestyle needs (and wants) from some of the most sought after brands ranging from food, drinks and retail, to gaming, tech, and even home services.

From cutting edge electronics to upgrade your home lifestyle to decluttering hacks and decor to spruce up your room, and grocery essentials & kitchen appliances to keep the family healthy and make the meals even more special, you can find all of them on GLife inside your GCash app – with all the exclusive deals and promos to boot! Because with GCash, even in unprecedented times, G Pa Rin!

Bragais Footwear steps up global presence through FedEx SME network

For the burgeoning Jojo Bragais shoe enterprise, being the official footwear sponsor of the recently held 69th Miss Universe pageant was an auspicious opportunity not only to showcase Filipino talent but also grow its brand and further expand their global market.

Locally, the Jojo Bragais brand gained recognition for offering expertly designed shoes that combine style and utmost comfort. This is why many Filipino beauty pageant winners, including international celebrities, swear by Bragais shoes.

The Bragais shoe design process is unique. According to Jojo Bragais, “While the usual route begins with a shoe sketch, we do it the other way around. We create the shoes first and then test them to get a feel if they’re good or not. Our pieces should be able to reliably carry the wearer whether on stage, the runway, or when they go out and perform their duties.”

Wear Your Confidence While Breathing Clean, Pure Air

Building on the success of the first Wearable Air Purifier, LG introduced a slimmer and smarter version to the local market. LG’s re-engineered PuriCare™ Wearable Air Purifier is upgraded from the innovative, wearable device LG first launched last year. The latest model offers an enhanced all-around performance along with a convenient voice amplification feature and a more comfortable, lightweight design.

In a recent virtual event hosted by LG Brand Ambassador James Deakin, LG Philippines unveiled the new Wearable Air Purifier with VoiceON™. The event started off with a short discussion about the importance of mask use. Dr. Ma. Adelina Sadili, a Consultant Pulmonologist at Makati Medical Center, led the talk and shared important pulmonary facts to take heed during the pandemic. One of her suggestions to strengthen and keep one’s lungs healthy is to improve air quality at home, something that LG has been working tirelessly on. To improve air quality on the go, that’s where the new and improved LG Wearable Air Purifier comes in. 

Get Ready to Shop All Out at Shopee’s Aug 30 Payday Sale

We’ve nearly reached the end of the month, which only means one thing—it’s almost time for payday this 30th! First, prioritize buying essentials, paying off bills, and setting some savings aside.

But it’s also important to indulge yourself a little from time to time. You’ve worked diligently, and this payday it’s time to go all out and enjoy some of your hard-earned money. Aside from Shopee’s payday sales every akinse, you can now maximize your money’s worth at the upsized Aug 30 Payday Sale. You can also use ShopeePay to make the most out of your paycheck with exclusive discounts, cashback, and ₱1 Deals.  

From gadget upgrades to new makeup and everything in between, check out these luxuries, big and small, that’ll definitely bring you joy this 30th:

Kickstart your week right with #PayMayaSuperMondays!

After a fun-filled weekend, it’s no surprise to feel a little sluggish about the idea of starting another week. Mondays can be a drag as tasks start piling up and emails come rushing in, leaving you unmotivated.  

If you find yourself feeling the Monday blues, don’t worry, we’ve got the cure for you. PayMaya is bringing fun to your Monday with the #PayMayaSuperMondays giveaway promo. 

For the last two Mondays this August, PayMaya already gave out P1,000 to 10 weekly winners who answered one simple and easy question on the PayMaya Facebook and Twitter pages. 

AirAsia sends livelihood assistance to displaced Badjao tribes, ramps up cargo operations in Southern Mindanao


AirAsia Philippines today partners with the Asian Hospital Charities, Inc. (AHCI) in delivering much-needed help to displaced Badjao communities in Zamboanga as it also ramps up its cargo operations in Southern Mindanao.

17 boxes of sewing machines, pocket wi-fi units, AirAsia alwaysREDy care kits, and other AirAsia gift items arrived at Zamboanga International Airport via AirAsia flight Z2-651 Tuesday morning. The donations were intended to be distributed to Sama Central Badjao recipients of the Parhimpunan Almasihin Fellowship & Missions church in Baranggay Sangali, Pasobolong, Zambowood, Mercedez, Arena Blanco, Karagasan, Sinunuc, Sangali, Rio Hondo, Mulu-Muluan, Mampang, and Upper Clarian.

These sewing machines are expected to jumpstart livelihood projects and sustain Badjao communities in different barangays. Aided with technology, the recipients through the help of their organization intend to market their products through different online selling platforms.

UNIQLO and White Mountaineering

Announcing a new collaboration for Fall/Winter 2021.

Outerwear created as a common language for everyone—LifeWear simplicity and White Mountaineering style.

White Mountaineering

Founded in 2006 by designer Yosuke Aizawa.  “The field we wear clothes is always outdoors” as its concept.

TOMORROW X TOGETHER headlines Smart Prepaid’s “Build Your Own Giga” campaign


Smart Communications, Inc. recently dropped its latest TVC for Smart Prepaid headlined by K-Pop’s “It” group of 2021, TOMORROW x TOGETHER.

Fresh off the massive success of its partnership with 21st century pop icons BTS, Smart carries on by teaming up with TOMORROW x TOGETHER (TXT) to promote “Build Your Own GIGA,” a breakthrough feature on the GigaLife App that gives prepaid subscribers the ease and convenience to make their own GIGA promos according to their passion and lifestyle needs.

Midrange King HUAWEI nova 8 and 8i with 64MP Camera and 66W SuperCharge to go on first sale today


Huawei Philippines today announced the local availability of their Super Smartphone HUAWEI nova 8 and HUAWEI 8i. Engineered for everyday use, the HUAWEI nova 8 and 8i pack a gorgeous display, flagship-level design, a versatile 64MP quad-camera, an advanced processor for users to enjoy the most content viewing, capturing, and sharing. The long battery life and 66W fast charging support even give users peace of mind throughout the day.

Shopee Is Giving Away ₱1 Million Worth of Free Money this 9.9 Super Shopping Day

If you love online shopping, you should know that there are plenty of benefits to using ShopeePay, Shopee’s all-in-one e-wallet, to pay for your purchases. 

First of all, the convenience is unparalleled. You simply have to top up your ShopeePay wallet through your debit card or online banking to enjoy seamless transactions. Second, it’s a lot safer for your health. You can lessen face-to-face interactions with couriers or personnel at payment centers by using ShopeePay. Lastly, it’s extremely rewarding. ShopeePay users get to enjoy exclusive perks such as cashback, discounts, and, this action-packed 9.9 Super Shopping Day, free money! 

December Avenue is #MeetOnTikTok's Featured Artist for August


Enjoy an exclusive live performance and fan meet at the #MeetDecemberAvenueOnTikTok event!

Indie rock band December Avenue is coming to @MeetOnTikTok this August! The band will be performing on August 29, 2021 at 7:00 PM, and the show will stream live via their official TikTok account, @decemberavenueofficial.

As TikTok Philippines' flagship entertainment platform, @MeetOnTikTok provides fans with an opportunity to enjoy special live performances from their favorite artists, and connect with them through an exclusive fan meet. @MeetOnTikTok also serves as a virtual stage where artists can launch fresh content and perform new music, which gets broadcasted via TikTok Live.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Safe and cashless delivery transactions with GCash and GoGo Xpress

During the pandemic, more Filipinos started micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), such as online shops of various essentials and retail products. In the new normal, these MSMEs, as well as their customers, need contactless transactions and deliveries for everyone’s safety.

To help MSMEs and the community during these times, GCash, the country’s mobile leading wallet, ties up with GoGo Xpress (GGX), one of the country’s fastest growing digital logistics companies and reliable express courier founded by QuadX, to include GCash as a safe and convenient option for payments and deliveries. For GoGo Xpress deliveries, GCash offers shoppers two payment options: GCash Wallet and Scan-to-Pay.

“Many MSMEs provide Filipinos with essentials, create job opportunities, and contribute to the economy. GCash, together with GoGo Xpress, will continue to innovate to help businesses nationwide, especially MSMEs, pivot to a safe and cashless ecosystem and thrive even during the pandemic,” said GCash President and CEO Martha Sazon.

Cebuana Lhuillier, Jean Henri Lhuillier haul multiple business recognitions at the 2021 Golden Bridge and International Business Awards

CONTINUOUSLY STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE. Cebuana Lhuillier is consistently aiming for excellence in its services, management and business campaign, gaining acknowledgements in 2021 Golden Bridge and International Business Awards. Seen here is Cebuana Lhuillier’s President& CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier posing with the awards garnered from a past Stevie Awards and Golden Bridge Awards cycle.

Cebuana Lhuillier bagged several prestigious honors for business innovation, excellence in management, and social campaign from two international award-giving bodies, recently. The country’s leading and largest microfinance service provider has again proven its excellence in the industry receiving 13 awards from the 13th Annual Golden Bridge Awards (Globee Awards) and 6 awards from the 2021 International Business Awards (Stevie Awards).

Cebuana Lhuillier’s President and CEO Jean Henri Lhuillier was recognized for his excellence in leadership, winning five gold Globee Awards, including Innovator of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Maverick of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, and Executive Achievement of the Year. Furthermore, he also won four Gold Stevie Awards and one Silver Stevie awards in the following categories: Executive of the Year – Consumer Services, Executive of the Year – Financial Services, Lifetime Achievement Award – Business Products Industries, Lifetime Achievement Award – Consumer Services Industries, and Entrepreneur of the Year – Financial Services, respectively.

AgotoZ Technology expands to PH through PLDT Global Enterprise

AgotoZ Technology has partnered with PLDT Global Enterprise, the international business arm of PLDT Enterprise, to provide its network solutions to Chinese enterprises expanding in the Philippines.

AgotoZ Technology is one of the leading ICT solutions providers in China that delivers wide-ranging network access services for businesses across different industries.

PLDT Global Enterprise Asia Pacific Regional Head Jeff Mendoza said that the partnership allows AgotoZ Technology to leverage on PLDT’s ubiquitous international and domestic network facilities and ePLDT’s globally certified Data Centers. PLDT enables Agotoz’s cloud, cybersecurity and ICT service offerings to meet the technical requirements of their discerning customers.

Sitel Group® Gives Back Through 2021 SitelFit Challenge For Charity

Sitel Group®, a global leader in end-to-end customer experience (CX) products and solutions, encouraged its global roster of employees to get fit for a good cause. Bringing back the highly successful Step Forward, Give Back Challenge, Sitel Group presented employees with a united global fitness challenge for the chance to donate USD $15 thousand to World Learning, a global organization focused on making high-quality Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education programs available worldwide.

The “Be Your Best Yoga Pose Challenge” was one of the contests for Sitel Philippines associates that encouraged them to participate and gave them a chance to win fun prizes. Margilen Reyes, Sitel Eton, was among those who rose to the challenge.

Launched in the Philippines in 2018, the SitelFit program is a global health and wellbeing initiative that encourages Sitel Group associates to make healthy choices and provides health and wellness information and advice.

Unleash your baby’s superpowers with Huggies’ Dry Pants Justice League Limited Edition

Playtime is an opportunity for many children to live out their superhero fantasies. Often this means running, tumbling, or jumping around to accomplish their mission of “saving the world”. Because of the very physical play, these active babies could potentially experience leakage or even skin rashes.

Luckily, Huggies, the trusted parenthood partner, is ready to help parents unleash their superbabies’ powers as they enjoy an uninterrupted play with the new Huggies’ Dry Pants Justice League Limited Edition!

All set to fly this August 2021, the Huggies’ Dry Pants Justice League Limited Edition comes in two different designs which are made even more exciting as it features some of your favorite superheroes like Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman!

Get errands done quickly and safely at Shangri-La Plaza

Now that the metro has reverted to MECQ, getting things done may again be a bit of a challenge. At Shangri-La Plaza, running errands is quick and safe and can be done all in a single place.

Here are the essential tasks that mall guests can carry out at the Shang.

Check off that grocery list. Fill the fridge and pantry with premium, quality goods from The Marketplace. Grab staples and household favorites and discover special offerings such as premium cheeses and deli meat for the family to enjoy. Stock up on natural products at Healthy Options. Aside from having a wide range of health supplements, its flagship store at Shangri-La Plaza also offers organic food like beef, poultry and fresh vegetables, as well as other good-for-you grocery items.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Voices of Galaxy: Get an Inside Look at How Suga of BTS Has Reimagined Samsung’s “Over the Horizon”

Voices of Galaxy spotlights people who use their passion, creativity, and determination along with technology to make a positive impact on their own lives and their communities.

Ten years ago, Samsung set out to create a signature sound that would motivate people to challenge their limits and open themselves to greater possibilities. Though “Over the Horizon” has evolved over time, its impact remains just as important today as it was a decade ago.

As the world begins to slowly open back up, the global community is embarking on a new journey that will require us to advance together and push ourselves to find new ways forward. And it was from this that world-class performer Suga of BTS took his inspiration when he made his own version of “Over the Horizon”.

KonsultaMD gives free mental health subscriptions to educators via DepEd, Globe TAYO Naman webinars

Stress and anxiety have soared during the pandemic, prompting KonsultaMD to reach out to educators whose mental and emotional wellness are severely tested under the remote learning setup. To extend mental health support to teachers and non-teaching personnel, KonsultaMD is giving away FREE 6-month telehealth subscriptions to winners of the quizzes conducted during the Tulong, Alaga, Yakap at Oras para sa mga Tagapagtaguyod ng Edukasyon (TAYO Naman) webinar series. 

TAYO Naman is an online Mental Health and Psychosocial Support program of the Department of Education - Disaster Risk Reduction Management Services (DepEd DRRMS), Globe’s Global Filipino Teachers (GFT), and Magis Creative Spaces. It is aired live on DepED Philippines, Deped DRRMS, and  Globe Bridgecom


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