Sunday, May 15, 2022

Did you know that you can use ShopeePay to send money to any bank or e-wallet for free?

We already know how easy it is to send money online—all it takes is a few taps on your phone and you’re done. Convenient and ideal, right? Yes, but only if you’re sending money to someone with the same bank account or e-wallet as yours or else you need to pay extra fees. That’s not very practical so we’ve got a solution for you. Did you know that ShopeePay, Shopee’s integrated mobile wallet, actually lets you send money to any bank, e-wallet or Shopee user for free? Yes, no hidden fees because we want to enable all Filipinos to fully enjoy the benefits of sending money online.

It’s inconvenient to create and maintain multiple apps just to avoid additional transaction fees. To minimize the hassle, all you need is ShopeePay, which is part of the Shopee app—simply activate and verify your ShopeePay account. With ShopeePay, enjoy free and instant bank transfers with 40+ banks and e-wallet partners, including the country’s major banks like BDO, Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI), Metrobank, Security Bank, UnionBank, and more. With this integrated service, you no longer need to jump from one app to another to make your fund transfers.

TikTok comedy creator Raco Ruiz joins KROMA Entertainment’s NYMA family

This just in: everybody’s favorite TikTok broski Raco Ruiz has joined the KROMA Entertainment family! Raco is now an exclusive talent under NYMA.


Short for “Now, You Must Aspire,” NYMA’s vision is to be the home of the greatest talents in the tradigital universe. NYMA goes beyond making stars of its talents, because why settle for the stars when you can be the sun?


Aside from creating work influenced by surrealism, graffiti, pop art, and low-brow cartoon art, Raco blew up on TikTok for his meta-comedy skits. His videos under the handle @racobell have gained millions of views and hundreds of thousands of followers for highlighting modern Pinoy “conyo” culture videos through his Raco-verse of characters (all masterfully portrayed by himself) and voiceovers of ‘90s cartoons and films.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Khalid transports listeners to a blissful summer day on the music video of “Skyline”

The retro-pop tune serves as the official lead single off the R&B superstar’s highly anticipated third studio album


Multiplatinum-selling global superstar Khalid has finally released his new single Skyline” along with the music video via Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records

Written by Khalid and produced by Chrome Sparks, this dreamy retro pop track is the official lead single off Khalid’s highly anticipated third studio album which is due out later this year. 

Directed by Levi Turner and Cody LaPlant, the colorful music video transports you outside to a blissful summer day and unveils two worlds of style and aesthetic merging into one as a dance party ensues while Khalid simultaneously floats through the air in a 1999 color shifting limited edition GT-R Skyline.

Globe At Home gives #AllForMom this Mother’s Day

 

As the nation celebrates Mother’s Day, giving our moms the attention they deserve is one of the best gifts we can give these exceptional women who are the family’s inspiration and pillar of strength.

Sharing this important occasion is Globe At Home, which is there to help Filipinos show their moms their love and affection in ways big and small.

“Mothers work hard in managing the household, caring and overseeing the growth of their family members, and even balancing their own businesses or careers. They want to give their best to their loved ones and provide them with the future they aspire for,” said Barbie Dapul, Globe At Home VP for Marketing.

AKARI launches its latest line of innovative, value-driven air coolers in the PH market

AKARI remains steadfast in its commitment to provide innovative, value-driven, and high-quality air coolers and rechargeable fan products to millions of households in the Philippines.

A great option to beat the summer heat, AKARI AIR COOLER is the leading partner of choice to cool your living space without having to break the bank. If you’re looking for a mobile, eco-friendly alternative to air conditioners, then look no further: this top-notch brand ensures optimum cooling performance with its ergonomic design and technology.

Unlike the bulky and wide built coolers in the market, AKARI AIR COOLER has modern and compact structure with air purifying features that get rid of allergy-inducing agents and impurities inside your home. Its honeycomb filters have a great capacity to retain more water and cool the air more quickly. Best of all, it lasts longer, and requires less maintenance.

Know more about Marian Rivera as a Shopee mom, her motherhood tips, and must-haves to check out at the Mother’s Day Blowout

 

Get 10% off vouchers when you shop for Marian-approved gifts and mommy essentials this Mother’s Day Blowout from May 6 to 8!

Ever wonder how Marian juggles multiple roles in life and still makes time to be a doting mom and wife? The Shopee brand ambassador opens up about motherhood in time for Mother’s Day.

Marian prioritizes being a mom above all else

Marian wears many hats as an A-list actress, thriving entrepreneur, and hands-on wife and mother. Despite this, she ensures that she never gets too busy for family. She still dedicates most of her time at home, bonding with her kids and taking care of the household needs. “Alam mo dapat kung kailan ka need ng mga anak mo, ng asawa mo, [You should know when your family needs you] because at the end of the day, family should always come first.” At the end of the day, being a mom is Marian’s most important role in life and her children are her number one fans. Raising her kids to be kind, responsible, and compassionate people is the biggest goal she’s striving to achieve.

Exciting Deals and Promos given as MR.DIY opens 18 new stores last Labor Day weekend

Gaisano Country Mall store

MR.D.I.Y., your one-stop shop for home improvement, recently opened 2 new stores last Labor Day weekend (April 29, 30 and May 1, 2022) to commemorate the launch of its 18 new stores across the Philippines.

MR.DIY currently has 226 branches nationwide, and shoppers will now have the chance to get more opportunities for great deals and value for their money when they buy home items and gifts at these 18 new stores: Colours Town Center, Las Pinas; Waltermart Makati; LCC Mall Naga; SM Hypermarket Handumanan, Bacolod City; San Pablo City Laguna; Victory Mall & Market Tanauan, Batangas; Gaisano Country Mall, Cebu; SM Hypermarket Cainta; Citymall Tagbak, Iloilo City; Aliw Complex Meycauayan, Bulacan; Noveleta Cavite; APM Centrale Mall, Cebu City; Ayala Abreeza Mall, Davao City; Camiling Tarlac; SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown Cagayan; Oroquieta, Misamis Oriental; Molave, Zamboanga del Sur; and Tangub City, Misamis Occidental.

RSG PH reigns supreme at the MPL Philippines Season 9

From Kingslayers to the new Kings of MPL-PH

 

RSG PH has dominated the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League - Philippines (MPL-PH) Season 9. Held at the SMX Convention Center, the competition concluded with RSG PH coming off victorious in a best-of-seven (BO7) series against Smart Omega.

 

With a score of 4-1, the Kingslayers triumped over the Kings of SEA, snatched the national title as the new kings of the MPL Philippines.

 

"In previous seasons we were the king slayers. In Season 9, we are the kings. We've done our part here in the Philippines, and for the MSC, our job has just started. I'm proud of this team," says Coach Brian “Panda” Lim in a post-match interview.

This is the upgrade young professionals are looking for: Get to know the Samsung Galaxy A23 and Galaxy A13

Samsung is known not just for having the best flagship smartphones, but also for affordable devices with innovative features. 

This year, Samsung introduced the Galaxy A23 and Galaxy A13 to help Gen MZ first jobbers gear up their awesome as they transition to the next chapter of their lives. Here are the awesome features of the Galaxy A23 and Galaxy A13:

WWF Ambassadors Pia Wurtzbach and Jeremy Jauncey champion WWF-Philippines’ Build Back Better campaign for Bicol fishing communities

Philippine fisherfolk are among the poorest sectors in the Philippines and are among the most vulnerable to natural hazards and extreme weather conditions.

In 2020 alone, three consecutive typhoons devastated Lagonoy Gulf, heavily affecting fifteen municipalities. Whole fishing communities lost not only their homes but also their means of livelihood, their boats.

World Wide Fund (WWF) Philippines has worked with the fishers of Lagonoy Gulf for over a decade in establishing the country’s first sustainable Marine Stewardship Council-certified handline tuna fishery. As committed partners, WWF and the tuna fishing communities collaborated on ways to “Build Back Better” post-disaster, with the latest efforts anchored on replacing the wooden fishing boats that were lost or damaged during the typhoons.

Ben&Ben and SB19 release “Kapangyarihan” performance video

 

The visuals take a closer look at the intentions of the people we will put in power in the next few days

Ben&Ben and SB19 make an important stand on issues concerning power abuse and public service with the release of “Kapangyarihan” performance video.

With theatrical performance as its overarching theme, the visual conveys the song’s message through a fitting medium that reflects the realities of life.

“Theatre is meant to be experienced live but we used its intrinsic quality in presenting the ‘Kapangyarihan’ music video,” says Dexter M. Santos, the MV director. “By infusing the music video with narrative, choreography, set, and costume design as well as video, we hope to deliver a sincere and emphatic performance.

Moms in Tech: How these Mothers at Shopee Unlocked Success in a Fast-Paced Industry

With the rapid growth of e-commerce, more women are exploring the tech industry and finding success online. Shopee, the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, continues to provide members of its platform with the support needed to thrive in tech. 

In time for Mother’s Day, three mothers share their experiences on how they ventured out of their comfort zones and into e-commerce. Karen, Primarose, and Glenda are a testament to what working mothers in tech are capable of achieving –  whether they are riders, livestream partners, or employees of Shopee.

XTREME Appliances’ New Arrivals that Moms will Surely Love

Mother’s day is around the corner! If you are looking for the best Mother’s day gift, you can never go wrong with a home appliance that she can use every day. So if you haven’t figured out what to give your mom on this special day, XTREME Appliances is here to help you! 

Upgrade your gifts to a good investment and premium quality appliances. Think about what she needed the most, whether she is looking for a kitchen gadget, loves to watch and relax, or is an active mom.

We have rounded up some of the home appliances that all the moms will surely feel appreciated. It doesn’t matter whether she’s a cool mom, modern mom, or traditional mom. This guide has something for all the moms that suits their style and interest.

Here are some of the gifts that all moms will love:

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Home Credit Philippines bags Gold Stevie® at the 2022 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards

The leading consumer finance company wins Innovative Use of Technology in Human Resources Category

The leading consumer finance company Home Credit Philippines was named Gold Stevie® awardee in the ninth annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards for the Innovative Use of Technology in Human Resources category. The award recognizes technology-driven human resource initiatives of Home Credit Philippines as "a way to connect, engage and transform people as they use technology to adapt to the future of human resource in the Philippines."


Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, Home Credit Philippines has been focusing on creating initiatives driven by technology to connect and engage with its employees all over the country and help streamline the company's overall processes. 


As a global company with more than 13 thousand employees in the country alone, Home Credit Philippines always makes its people the core of its business. In early 2021, the company launched its HR Gateway and Intranet to help HR Management connect and engage with its employees on a daily basis. It also developed an E-recruitment portal that serves as its primary gateway for all candidate applications. The portal can integrate with external job bulletins that allow recruiters to reach a diverse set of applicant pool.

Pru Life UK launches free Personal Accident coverage to make life protection more accessible to Filipino families

With more Filipinos looking to secure their families’ future, leading life insurer Pru Life UK recently launched its Free Personal Accident coverage with the aim to make financial security more accessible to the public.

The free one-year accident coverage is  part of Pru Life UK’s efforts in helping Filipinos get the most out of life by making it easily available via Pulse, the insurer’s holistic health and wealth management solution for consumers.

“Protecting Filipinos and their families is one of Pru Life UK’s strongest advocacies. We launched the Free Personal Accident coverage through Pulse to show the public that having life protection doesn’t have to be complicated,” Pru Life UK President and Chief Executive Officer Eng Teng Wong shared.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Globe and Ortigas Malls Partner to Digitally Transform Properties

In photo from left to right: Don Rae, Senior Advisor for Globe Business, Enterprise Group, and Arch. Renee Bacani, Vice President of Ortigas Malls

With a common goal to bring about technological development in the real estate sector, a strategic business partnership between Globe Telecom and Ortigas Malls is well underway. The ICT solutions provider and telecommunications giant commits itself to enable the pioneering Philippine real estate company, along with its many commercial properties, through inclusive connectivity, digital innovations, and sustainability efforts.

Globe came into this year-long tie-up with the aim to redefine every Ortigas Malls’ customer experience, provide them with products relevant to their daily lives, and offer them online and onsite solutions—all to augment Ortigas Malls and Ortigas Community Card memberships by 2024.

“Our partnership with Ortigas Malls is focused on contributing to community building and helping the Philippine economy gain momentum towards the ‘Better Normal.’ Together with Ortigas Malls, we want to be able to provide every Filipino with digital solutions and services to help them regain their footing, be it in their personal lives or their careers, and to also ensure that all our endeavors are aligned with our sustainability programs,” said Raymond Policarpio, Vice President for Product Management and Marketing at Globe Business, Enterprise Group.

From 30% off on Dyson products to 56% off discounts at OPPO, here’s the ultimate guide to the most exciting brand deals that await at Shopee’s 5.5 Brands Festival!


Enjoy bigger savings when you shop your favorite brands on Shopee this May 5, with 50% off brand bundles, 10% off daily discounts, free shipping with ₱0 min. spend, and sitewide free shipping w/ ₱199 min. spend.


Your favorite brands are about to treat you with incredible discounts at the Shopee 5.5 Brands Festival! This May 5, shop to your heart's content from a wide selection of brand items, so you can upgrade your gadgets, stock up on essentials, and acquire trendy fashion pieces – all at the best value for money.

Don’t know where to start? Luckily for you, we’ve compiled some of the most sought-after deals that you can add to cart as early as now: 

Self-Care Staples

Pamper yourself with skincare essentials, supplements, and more with up to 50% off from Unilever, P&G Beauty, Colgate-Palmolive.



Pantry Essentials

Stock up on goodies for the whole family and save money on groceries with up to 20% from Nestlé Store, up to 50% from Equal Philippines, and up to 16% off from Quaker.



Fashion Finds

Stay on-trend wherever you go with these eye-catching clothes, accessories, and more with up to 80% off on Metrosunnies, up to 70% off on PUMA, and up to 90% off from Silver Kingdom.



Home & Living Bargains

Check out home appliances and kitchen essentials to spruce up your home and enjoy deals up to 60% off from Chef Classics, up to 75% off from Deerma, and up to 30% from Dyson.



Parenting Must-Haves

Score the best deals on diapers, vitamins, and milk formula from mom-approved brands with up to 25% from Pampers, up to 32% from Abbott Philippines, up to 50% from GSK, and up to 65% off from Philips Avent.



Gadget Steals

Reward yourself for working hard with these brand new mobile phones and gadgets from trusted tech brands with up to 56% off from OPPO, a Shopee-exclusive launch of the new realme 9 Pro+ Free Fire Edition, up to 15% off from Infinix, and up to 90% off from Zeus.ph.



Grab these limited ₱1 deals you can’t miss out on

Enjoy deals as low as ₱1 for a limited time only! Look fresh and summer-ready with these All-Match Hair Ties. Don’t forget to stock up on Non-Slip Socks that are wardrobe basics. Achieve that summer look by grabbing this Keratin Hair Therapy Chocolate Mask to help you achieve that smooth, silky hair. Lastly, accessorize your vehicle with Reflective Safety Warning Stickers that are water-resistant and highly-reflective, keeping you safe wherever you go. 


Make sure to also cash in your ShopeePay so that you can treat yourself with your ultimate comfort food and satisfy your cravings for only ₱1. Score the best deals from our merchants like Bonchon’s Strawberry Oreo Bingsu, Potato Corner's Adobo Regular Fries, and Gong Cha’s BTS x Built NY Tumbler. On top of these, you can also look forward to more offers from Puregold, National Book Store, and more! Don’t forget to check out these exciting piso deals at https://shopee.ph/m/shopeepay-near-me via Shopee App.

Find The Perfect Brand Bundle For You 

Shopee is making it easier and more rewarding for users to stock up on their favorite brand products with 50% off bundles, so now’s your chance to try that new skincare set and replenish your supply of home essentials!

Visit the 5.5 Brands Festival page to learn more. 

Win Up To ₱1,000,000 with ShopeePay Milyonaryo

Continue the excitement with ShopeePay! Join the ShopeePay Milyonaryo promo from May 1-4 and get a chance to win ₱1,000,000 by sending money for free with ShopeePay —enjoy instant transfers to any bank, e-wallet or Shopee user with no hidden fees. To qualify, simply go to your Shopee App, register via ShopeePay Milyonaryo, and start sending money. If you're a new user, you will also receive a P200 bonus when you register here and send at least P50 to any bank, e-wallet, or Shopee user for the first time on May 5. On top of the convenient send money feature, you can also look forward to more offers when you use ShopeePay for your load and bills payment needs. Get up to 50% off on load across all networks and up to 100% cashback on your monthly bills from over 60 billers. Activate ShopeePay now for a more rewarding experience. 

Get the chance to win ₱25,000 with #MrandMsShopeeMall

Shopee is giving users even more rewards to look forward to this 5.5 Brands Festival! With the #MrandMsShopeeMall raffle, users get the chance to be one of the two lucky winners of ₱25,000 cash and be featured on Shopee Philippines' Facebook page. To join, simply post a video of yourself striking a winning pose to Facebook or Instagram Stories using the #MrAndMsShopeeMall filter. Check the full mechanics here: https://shp.ee/5c2qmrz. Entries will be accepted until May 7, 2022, so act fast!

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TEAMGROUP's #BuildNoLimits PC Desk Setup Contest 2022: To win prizes are worth over US$5,600

TEAMGROUP is a long-time world-leading memory brand that has been leading the industry for outstanding storage technologies. TEAMGROUP brings best storage solutions to professionals, gamers, and creators and is now hosting the “#BuildNoLimits PC Desk Setup Contest” in the spirit of “Build No Limits” to encourage all computer users to showcase their beloved designs, creativity, style, and attitude through their unique PC setups. From today until May 11, 2022, TEAMGROUP is calling for computer users around the world to submit their unique PC setups. 

The first prize winner will receive a top-spec gaming PC valued at around US$3,500, while the total prizes are worth over US$5,600 for all the honorable mentions and lucky participants.

Add to cart now! Get brand new smart phones, home appliances, travel and everyday essentials on unbelievable deals during the Shopee 5.5 Brands Festival

Enjoy up to 50% off brand bundle deals, shipping discount vouchers, and 10% off vouchers, on top of incredible price markdowns on brand items available this May 5!

Are you ready to score unbelievable brand deals and surprises all throughout the Shopee 5.5 Brands Festival? Available all-day this May 5, enjoy 50% off on brand bundles, 10% off vouchers, and sitewide shipping discount vouchers.

Whether you’ll be in the office, working from home, or out for errands, set your alarms throughout the day so you won’t miss the variety of brand deals for every type of product you’re looking for.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

LG Monitor Madness on 5.5 Lazada Live

As working from home and hybrid work setups are becoming the norm, the requirement for high -performance monitors that provide eye comfort increases exponentially. To meet this need, LG focuses its 5.5 Lazada grand celebration into the different monitor lineups they offer. The goal is to help more individuals get access to new monitors that improve productivity and offer stunning picture quality.

The 5.5 Lazada grand celebration will be hosted by LG brand ambassador Luis Manzano together with Arri of Shoppertainment and Kyra Tan of LG Electronics, Product Manager for IT Monitor. For the duration of the promo, select LG products in Lazada will have a 10% discount and free shipping. Special bundles will also be sold off and 500 Peso vouchers will be given away. The Lazada Live event will focus on 4 monitors that LG offers, each of which have their own unique strengths that will help consumers.

PayMaya is now Maya: It’s everything and a bank

Co-create this revolutionary all-in-one money app and get a chance to win P1M worth of bitcoin!

Top-rated finance app PayMaya has evolved from an e-wallet to a powerhouse all-in-one money app called Maya. It’s everything and a bank - and it’s available for early access to users starting today.   

Maya combines the popular PayMaya e-wallet with new features like crypto, and an innovative digital banking experience powered by Maya Bank, to allow you to spend, save, grow, invest, and master your money — using your smartphone. 

Maya will make your money work harder for you than any other e-wallet or bank in the market. It is completely free to download and register from Google Play or App Store.

Monday, May 2, 2022

Ben&Ben captures fearlessness in pursuing romance with 2022 single “Paninindigan Kita”

The song marks another chapter in the band’s career with its incredibly effortless songwriting and anthemic pop sound

Filipino folk-pop collective Ben&Ben marks a new era in music with the release of their 2022 single “Paninindigan Kita.”

Written by Paolo and Miguel Benjamin, the upbeat pop song captures the fearlessness of fighting for someone you love despite the disapproval from the people around.

“It is also an ode to a lover that might be hesitant to take a step forward in the relationship,” says the nine-piece outfit. “It's a heartfelt song that gives a balance between understanding where the lover is coming from, and a gentle reassurance that the one singing the song is ready and sure, after learning a lot so far about life and love.”

Full time or gig? Asticom wants to offer Pinoys non-traditional job options

The Asticom Group of Companies is looking to offer employment beyond regular full-time jobs, mindful that Filipinos may want to see more work options adapted to their preferences.

The shared services group, a wholly-owned Globe subsidiary, is committed to providing new employment opportunities in the next five years as the country slowly recovers from the impact of the pandemic.

Mharicar Castillo-Reyes, Asticom President and CEO, said there are many opportunities present, especially in information technology.  It is only a matter of finding non-traditional approaches in acquiring, developing, and retaining talent, she said.

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