Wednesday, August 31, 2022

The Rookies' Uprising Continues in MPL Philippines Season 10 Week 4

The Philippine teams have definitely elevated the level of competition showcasing their strengths and making outcomes more unpredictable each week. Week 4 will witness ECHO's Tristan "Yawi" Cabrera and Sanford "Sanford" Vinuya face off against their former team Nexplay EVOS. 

Are fans finally seeing a roam battle between Yawi and Batute? See below relevant star match data:Get to know more what happens backstage! Our very own online corresponded Dannica Suazo will be taking over MPL Philippines' TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook to talk to the teams and members of production.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Check out what’s in Marga’s bag for this school year!

The pambansang ses shares her recommended gadgets available at Home Credit’s Back-to-School, Back-to-Sulit campaign 

Back-to-school season is officially here, and many schools across the country are already welcoming back students to attend classes IRL. Surely, backpacks are filled with fresh school supplies, but why not throw in new tech buys for an upgraded learning experience?

From July 15 to September 15, parents and students are in for a treat as the lifestyle partner of every Filipino offers a list of affordable gadgets at the Back-to-School, Back-to-Sulit campaign of Home Credit Philippines. Through low-interest rates and flexible payment terms, the brand makes these back-to-school products more accessible to Filipinos!

Now for a more kabog back-to-school experience, check out these top gadgets-- from stylish smartphones to high-performing laptops and notebooks-- chosen by Christian Antolin, aka Marga Mukhang Dragon!

MPL Philippines introduces Dannica Suazo as its newest online correspondent for Season 10

MPL Philippines unveils content creator and streamer Dannica Suazo as its official online correspondent. In partnership with Tier One, MPL Philippines will collaborate with 'Boss D' to update fans on the league's latest initiatives to give back to them.

"I've been a fan of the MPL Philippines and I'm grateful to be their newest content ambassador. Having played Mobile Legends: Bang Bang for a while now, I'm extremely excited to be part of the league to share good news to our fans. Stay tuned for our announcements soon." says renowned gaming creator Dannica.

ASEAN Music Showcase Festival 2022 unveils all-star Asian multi-genre lineup

A mix of established and emerging names from Southeast Asia, Taiwan, and India are taking the stage at ASEAN Music Showcase Festival’s first in-person showcase

ASEAN Music Showcase Festival (AMS) is marking its first in-person showcase since its founding in 2020 with an electrifying artist lineup, bringing together some of Asia’s most exciting music acts for its 2022 edition on September 10-11 (Saturday and Sunday) in Singapore.

Each country in the ASEAN will be represented by a mix of established and emerging artists performing various music genres.

From Cambodia, hip-hop superstar VannDa will be returning this year fresh out of the release of his new album, SKULL 2 (Season 1). He will be joined by fellow labelmates from Baramey Production for an all-star showcase. VannDa made his AMS debut last year, with his full set viewed nearly 2 million times on YouTube.

Check your crypto wallet for FREE Bitcoin whenever you pay with Maya!

Plus, get a chance to receive ₱1M worth of Bitcoin, just like Reinzel C!

The hype is real—all-in-one money app Maya is giving its users free Bitcoin, plus a chance to take home PHP 1,000,000.00 worth of this popular cryptocurrency – and all you have to do is pay with Maya. 

In the past few days, social media was abuzz with Maya users sharing their delightful surprise of randomly receiving free Bitcoin. Digital billboards in various cities prompted specific Maya users by name to check their crypto wallets to see if they are lucky recipients of free Bitcoin. One Maya user, Cebu student Reinzel Cabrera, even received a shocking PHP 1,000,000.00 worth of Bitcoin with virtually no effort – just by regularly paying with Maya! 

Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi promo offers free 50GB data


The easing pandemic has seen sustained demand for connectivity while families are still scrimping on their budget.

With this in mind, Globe At Home is offering an all-new sulit and affordable Home Prepaid WiFi at P799, down from its regular price of P999. It now comes with free FamSURF299, which includes 50GB data, from 10GB before, to give families a pina-easy na connectivity.

“Globe At Home is always one with the Filipino family. We know that Internet connection is like water and electricity – it is essential for work, studies, and family bonding at home. So we want to give our customers more value for their money by throwing in more free data on top of the discounted prices of our home prepaid WiFi modems,” said Janis Racpan, Globe At Home Brand Management Head.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Learn the A-Z to stop cyberbullying; go to

A is for apple?  Think again.  In cyber lingo, as these parents have experienced, the alphabet takes a whole new meaning, but not necessarily all good.

These cyber expressions could range from AMP, a shorter version of a Filipino cuss word, to other derogatory terms.

Or you might have heard someone say “Go KYS” or “Reincarnate.”  These are simple but disturbing terms with the harmful intention of telling a person to “kill yourself.”

Shopee’s new initiative “Barangay Shopee” aims to better the lives of underserved communities

 Barangay Shopee grants community wishes such as basketball courts, multi-purpose hall renovation, and more

With its mission of bettering the lives of Filipinos across the country through technology, Shopee has helped millions of local buyers and sellers adopt e-commerce seamlessly through its meaningful campaigns and initiatives. In time for its much-awaited double day sale, the 9.9 Super Shopping Day, Shopee launches Barangay Shopee, the newest initiative under its Shopee Bayanihan CSR program, designed to help communities in need by enabling Filipinos to win a sponsored community project for their barangay.

Through this contest, Shopee users from all over the Philippines have the chance to win a community project that will help address the needs of their barangay. Winners of the contest can choose their own community project that all members of their barangay can benefit from, such as a new basketball court, multi-purpose hall renovation, public school supplies, and other community-building projects.

Time for Heart-Racing Drives: The All-New Toyota GR 86 is Here

The country’s leading mobility company Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) finally released the hotly anticipated addition to its TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (GR) lineup —the All-New Toyota GR 86.

After its first local appearance at the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Festival last July and the start of pre-orders announced during 8.6 Day last August 6, the GR 86 is now officially available in TMP’s GR Performance Dealerships nationwide, beginning August 26.

The All-New Toyota GR 86 is an exciting upgrade and a great homage to the revered Toyota 86 line. Now branded with the GR badge that celebrates Toyota’s racing spirit, the GR 86 comes in with a greater steering feedback and sharper handling, whether you’re tackling the race track or navigating everyday roads.

The All-New GR 86 is available in Automatic (A/T) and Manual (M/T) transmission variants, both perfect for the adrenaline-filled driving experience that awaits you. It features a keyless Smart Entry and Push Start systems, giving you ease and allowing you to focus on the robust performance of the vehicle.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Ipakita ang GALING ng Pinoy DITO!

 DITO celebrates Filipino talent and diversity with GalingDITO TikTok Challenge Wave 2

Newest telco player DITO Telecommunity encourages more Filipinos and DITOzens nationwide to showcase their skills and talents in singing, dancing, rapping, and instrument-playing as it recently launched the second wave of #GalingDITO TikTok Challenge. This time around, participants have the chance to win a bigger P100,000 cash prize and more rewards from DITO! 

The GALING DITO movement was launched last July 12, with the tagline “Ipakita ang GALING, saan man GALING'' which celebrated homegrown, up-and-coming Filipino talents all over the nation. The Pinoy music video featured diverse Filipino artists and performers across the country like singer Marga Jayy, rapper February Bank, dance group Femme Manila, the Buganda Drum Beaters, Ilocos-based rapper Fairy Flojo, Cebu-based rapper Cookie$ and P-Pop boy group 13C and many more. The video also highlighted picturesque landscapes showing various parts of the Philippines, which further affirmed DITO’s nation-building thrusts.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

COMCO marks 6th Anniversary with its new global headquarters, Middle East & Africa branch full rollout, and major account and metal wins

COMCO Southeast Asia’s growing team during the unveiling of the COMCO Mundo global headquarters

Coming from its groundbreaking Blazing Sapphire milestone, COMCO Southeast Asia (SEA) celebrates its Sweet 6th year this 2022 with the unveiling of its global headquarters, the full rollout of its COMCO Middle East & Africa (MEA) branch, major account wins, and awards from prestigious international award-giving bodies.

COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises Unveils New Global Headquarters

This year brings yet another milestone for COMCO SEA as it opens its global headquarters in Makati’s Central Business District as part of its expansion. The new headquarters will house COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises’ current and upcoming ventures - COMCO Southeast Asia (SEA), COMCO Middle East & Africa (MEA), Camp COMCO Alumni Society, Citizen COMCO Advocacy Program, SEA Wave Pop Culture Studio, and Taro Digital AOX. Each area is inspired by different pop culture references rooted in COMCO’s love for movies, series, music, books, and all the emerging platforms out there. The COMCO SEA workstation is called the “Millennium Falcon” while the executive office is dubbed the “Cerebro”. The rest of the areas are “Rivendell” for the Corporate Services Unit, “Black Castle” for the Digital and Multimedia Arts Unit, “Watch Tower Hall” for the conference room, “Bifrost Bridge” for the reception, “Room of Requirements” for the stock room, and “Wooley Hall” for the lounge area.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Ben&Ben teases fans with cryptic billboards across Metro Manila

Cryptic billboards and posters alluding to a new Ben&Ben release have recently appeared in strategic locations all over Metro Manila.

The material, which contains discarded film photos with texts exposing some personal thoughts, is said to be part of the lyrics of an upcoming Ben&Ben song to be released sometime next week.

A few days ago, the nine-piece Filipino collective tweeted what looks like a snippet of a lyrics offering an intimate take on the painstaking process of letting go.

Abundance of space and wellness at the fore in Filigree’s newest tower

Every real estate developer aims for attaining client satisfaction – whether it’s in building homes in strategic locations, designing carefully thought-out dwellings, an abundance of nature and space, or partnering with topnotch and world-class design consultants to offer amenities with the highest levels of craftsmanship.

For luxury real estate developer, Filigree, all these essential qualities have long been part of its design blueprint, as mirrored in its sizeable portfolio of residential developments – from high-rise and mid-rise condominiums to horizontal villages.

Globe extends personalized service to more broadband customers through Viber communities


Through challenging times, Filipinos have always found solace and support in being part of communities. That sense of belonging in a space with people we share something with has become a lifeline, especially as we continue to battle through the pandemic.

To extend Globe’s unique brand of care, the leading digital solutions platform is reaching out to more broadband customers by setting up new Viber communities.

Globe At Home has set up three more Viber communities this year to serve residents of Bonifacio Global City and McKinley, Acacia Estates, and select villages in Quezon City.

Shopee continues its pursuit of upskilling young tech talent through the Ultimate Case Challenge

Innovative Filipino students can win up to ₱50,000 by joining the Shopee Ultimate Case Challenge 

This August, Shopee Philippines will be launching its first ever Ultimate Case Challenge, a business case competition open to Filipino undergraduate students from across the globe. Finalists of the competition will get the chance to win up to ₱50,000. Throughout the duration of the case challenge, each team consisting of 3-4 members will be asked to pitch their own unique ideas and solutions to a real-world challenge included in a business case brief.

Karen Perez, Head of People at Shopee Philippines, said, “We’re thrilled to support Filipino tech talents from all over the world by providing them with opportunities to develop their skill set. Through the business case competition, we aim to hone their analytical and process improvement skills, preparing them to be proactive problem solvers in the fast-paced tech industry. We hope to inspire a new generation of talents who will continue to drive the tech industry forward.”

Capture meaningful moments this World Photography Day!

Here are 5 of the best gadgets to take your ‘picture-perfect’ shots which you get through Home Credit

As we live in a world that seems to be the golden era of photography — how can one define a ‘picture-perfect’ photograph? For professionals, it may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show their skills and passion for capturing powerful photos. while for content creators, it might be a snap of their aesthetically pleasing outfit to be posted on their socials.

However one defines a ‘picture-perfect’ snap, one thing’s for sure — photographs tell powerful stories. And behind every photo is an interesting story to share.

The lifestyle partner of every Filipino Home Credit Philippines celebrates the art and science of photography this World Photography Day! With a plethora of high-performing camera phones available through flexible payment terms and low-interest rates, Home Credit encourages Filipinos to unleash their inner photographer and capture their own ‘picture-perfect’ moments.

Behind-the-Scene of HONOR's New Intelligent Manufacturing Industrial Park

With unique synergy between R&D and manufacturing capabilities, HONOR is confident to provide premium products and best-in-class user experiences to Filipino Consumers.

HONOR , a leading global provider of smart devices which recently confirmed its comeback to the Philippines last August 9, 2022, revealed the proprietary technology behind its smartphones, laptops, wearables, and routers made exclusively in the HONOR Intelligent Manufacturing Industrial Park. The highly-secured facility is the brand's first self-funded factory. Demonstrating excellence, it’s the brand's commitment to delivering cutting-edge innovation as testament to HONOR’s capability to manufacture high-quality premium products at scale. 

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Gear up for Great Thrills at the 2022 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Vios Cup Leg 2

Following the thrill and excitement of its first leg last July, the 2022 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Vios Cup is gearing up for even greater thrills on its second leg happening on August 20, 2022, at the Clark International Speedway (CIS) in Pampanga. 

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP)’s premier motorsports program is taking the action to the next level this coming weekend at CIS. After concluding the first leg with exciting races and even more exciting wins, Leg 1 champions Alain Alzona, Troy Montero and John Dizon of Circuit Championship will be back on track to try reclaim their spots in the podium.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

09Forever: Mobile Number Portability (MNP) lets you keep your number forever

On September 30, 2021, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, mobile number portability (MNP) was launched in the Philippines by Telecommunications Connectivity Incorporated (TCI), a joint venture of the three major telcos, DITO Telecommunity, Globe Telecom, and Smart Communications.

MNP is a global practice that enables mobile phone customers to keep their numbers even when they switch networks or change their subscription from postpaid to prepaid and vice versa, free of charge.

Plaza Premium Lounge Opens at CRK

From left, BCDA Senior Vice President for Business Development and Operations Group Engr. Joshua Bingcang, LIPAD Chief Executive Officer Bi Yong Chungunco, and Plaza Premium Group Regional General Manager (Singapore, Thailand and Philippines) Steven Lim

Plaza Premium Lounge, the world´s largest independent airport lounge network, opens at the Clark International Airport (CRK).

Conveniently located at the international pre-boarding area at the third level of the airport, Plaza Premium Lounge gives CRK passengers an even more elevated airport experience. Ideal for both leisure and business travelers, the 126-seater lounge has amenities to help them relax before a flight or update with correspondences. 

It offers a delicious range of food and beverage with vegetarian options available and complimentary wine and beer. Gluten-free options are available upon request.

Pru Life UK taps Ben&Ben as an ally to help Filipino families get the most out of life

Leading life insurer Pru Life UK officially introduced Ben&Ben as its new brand ambassador to help more Filipino families get the most out of life at a fun-filled family day event held at The Island in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

At the launch, the company talked about how the band perfectly aligns with the company's progressive and inclusive approach in defining a family. Testament to this is the insurer’s recently announced product called PRUHealth FamLove, a first-of-its-kind yearly renewable life insurance and critical illness plan that protects up to four family members under one policy. Under this plan, family members also include same-sex or common-law partners, parents, and adoptive children.

IABC Philippines to celebrate communications excellence at 19th Philippine Quill Awards

The International Association of Business Communicators Philippines (IABC PH) will once again honor and celebrate the best of the campaigns, programs and tools promoted in the Philippine communications industry from January 2020 up to July 2021 at the 19th Philippine Quill and 9th Student Quill Awards, the country’s most prestigious awards program in the field of business communication.

The Quills is a communication Olympiad highlighting the gold standard in communication for professionals as well as students.  The IABC Philippines has been running the Quills for almost two decades, promoting a spirit of friendly competition as well as unity amongst Philippine communications practitioners in pursuit of a common goal – communications excellence.

Each entry is evaluated using IABC’s highest global standards.  The industry sees the Quill as a seal of approval, recognizing the use of excellent communication to achieve business goals and to make a difference in society.

Fun Activities You Can Enjoy at Greenfield District

While an out-of-town trip seems like the magic potion that makes the stress of city life disappear, the truth is you don’t need to travel far and wide just to unwind and regain balance in your life.  Breaking free from the daily grind is possible even without leaving the metro.  At the heart of Mandaluyong sits Greenfield District, a bustling community where people of all ages can take a breather and enjoy various recreational activities to their heart’s content.

Offering one of the biggest open spaces in Mandaluyong, the 15-hectare urban development of Greenfield Development Corporation (GDC) has become an emerging destination in Mandaluyong for outdoor activities that promote holistic health. Greenfield District is also home to GDC’s future-ready condominium developments, the Twin Oaks Place and Zitan. Condo residents can conveniently enjoy the fun activities at Greenfield District with their friends and family. The Hub likewise has an advantageous location, making it accessible to the public through various routes and roadways from main business districts of Metro Manila.

Designed to give a truly distinctive brand of city lifestyle, Greenfield District is further redefining the Mandaluyong landscape with sweeping, green open spaces that comprise a generous portion of the development, and further enhanced by a pedestrian-oriented neighbourhood. Whether you’re a resident living within this integrated urban community or you’re someone craving recreation within the metro, Greenfield District’s got you covered. Here are some of the activities you can enjoy within the District.

The Wonders of Cycling

While return to onsite work and easing of restrictions provide some semblance of post-pandemic normalcy, most still remain hypervigilant because of the sudden rise of cases. This means it is still important to not let down your guard, observe health and safety protocols, and make sure your immune system is in top shape through proper diet and exercise.

One of the activities many started during the pandemic is cycling, encouraging people to get out of the house for fresh air and a change of environment. It is easy enough to do and perfect for those who just want to do it leisurely, and equally perfect for those looking for a higher intensity cardio workout.

It’s also proven to have many benefits which contribute to improving one’s mental and physical wellbeing.

Any Name’s Okay navigates the growing pains of adulthood in new EP, Leaving Home

Its focus track “Takbo” tackles themes of running away from burnout and hustle culture

Filipino alternative pop band Any Names Okay has finally dropped their much-awaited sophomore EP, Leaving Home via Sony Music Philippines. Taking a huge step forward in terms of musical and creative direction, the 6-track release digs deeper into the journey of navigating adulthood and embracing the uncertainty that comes with the process.

“As a band, we’re maturing in our songwriting and the way that we operate as creatives,” shares the five-piece outfit. “We want to grow old with our listeners—which can be scary, but very exciting. A lot of those fears and joys can be found in this collection of songs.”

Get Globe’s latest innovation: All-in-one Platinum ONE Plan for best connectivity and customer care experience

Customers looking for the best and latest innovation from Globe can be the first to apply for the new all-in-one Platinum ONE Plan, which combines the best mobile and home WiFi network connection with unparalleled priority care.

From August 15 to September 14, new and existing Globe customers can pre-order at to apply for this first-in-the-market offer. This is most valuable to leaders and trailblazers who need to be connected constantly through their Globe mobile phone or their Globe At Home internet service.

“In these uncertain times and shifting needs of customers, Globe is working hard to provide important choices that will enable everyone to thrive and live seamlessly in the new normal through innovations that make a lasting impact,” said Darius Delgado, Head of Consumer Mobile Business.

Toyota Motor Philippines adds FX and Cargo variants to All-New Lite Ace lineup

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) strengthens its support to Filipino micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) with the addition of two more variants of its newest light commercial vehicle, the All-New Lite Ace.

After unveiling the Panel Van and Pickup variants during last month's launch, the Lite Ace line up dubbed by the automotive leader as Kasosyo sa Asenso is expanding with the introduction of the Lite Ace FX Utility Van and the Lite Ace Cargo Aluminum Van. Both variants are available for preorder in all Toyota dealerships nationwide.

A revenge match between ECHO and Smart Omega is set on the second week of MPL-PH Season 10

From stumbling in their first few matches during the previous season, Blacklist International ended Week 1 on a high note leading the current standings. Bren Esports came in second, tripping TNC Pro Team with a clean 2-0 sweep.
This weekend, a revenge match is happening between ECHO and Smart Omega. In Season 9 playoffs, Smart Omega knocked them off, taking ECHO's chance to be part of the championship. But with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over a revamped ONIC PH last week, ECHO is still a super team that one should not underestimate. See below relevant star match data below:

Saturday, August 13, 2022

JobStreet bags two awards at the 19th Philippine Quill Awards

JobStreet once again proves its industry leadership as the country’s top online job portal and career partner as they recently bagged two awards at the esteemed 19th IABC Philippine Quill Awards.

This year, the company secured recognitions for its entries Going Hyperlocal: JobStreet's Microsite Launch under Marketing and Brand Communication Category; and COVIDCOMMS 2021: Boosting the Job Market through JobStreet’s Government Virtual Career Fairs under Government Relations Category. 

Aiming to help boost the job market in provinces, the campaign “Going Hyperlocal '' introduced local employment opportunities in Cebu, Iloilo, and Davao with helpful guides and resources written in their respective dialect through a dedicated microsite platform. This initiative allowed province-based hirers to easily connect with nearby candidates and likewise encourage job seekers in finding jobs that matter in their locality to help decongest Metro Manila during the pandemic.

Young Filipino Entrepreneurs to Compete At The 2022 Asia Pacific, Middle East, And Africa FedEx Express / Junior Achievement International Trade Challenge


The FedEx/JA ITC's Top 10 finalists presented their market entry strategy plans to a panel of judges led by (from left) Ranny Chua, acting managing director of FedEx Express Philippines, Brendalyn Ramirez-Abengoza, CEO of 70's Kimchi, and Matt Nicolai Guillermo, a restaurateur and content producer. 

FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world's largest express transportation companies, together with Junior Achievement Philippines (JA Philippines), today announced the winners of the 2022 FedEx / JA International Trade Challenge (ITC) Philippines finals.

These six young entrepreneurs will go on to represent the Philippines at the regional finals where they will collaborate and compete with students from nine other Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa markets (AMEA) including Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

Handy Nutrition Hacks for a Healthier You

We’ve all been there–raring to eat healthy but falter when we do our grocery runs. With the sea of available food choices, navigating through the aisles can be a dizzying chore. 

Here are a few tips to help you skip the stress and fill your cart with healthier food choices!

V33Wise returns, Season 9 championship match repeats in MPL-PH Season 10 Week 1

The first week of MPL-PH Season 10 will see the return of Blacklist International power duo Jonmar "OhMyV33NUS" Villaluna and Danerie James "Wise" Del Rosario, with a match against MSC 2022 runner up Smart Omega, and Nexplay EVOS.

Blacklist International is set to reclaim their crown this season, but Smart Omega is an opponent to watch out for. In Season 9, Grant "Kelra" Duane Pillas got a Savage performance using Beatrix versus Blacklist International. Will Kiel Calvin "OHEB" Soriano stand a chance against the 'best sniper'?