Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Family friendly deals from Toyota await this March so you can start the fun!

Summer is just around the corner – you know what that means? It’s the perfect time to start planning for your next getaway with the fam! This March, Toyota Motor Philippines is offering payment options and perks that are sure to bring in the fun to your next family road trip.

More fun with Toyota’s flexible options

Make new memories with the fam with a brand-new Innova. Get the 2.8 J Dsl M/T variant for only PHP178,650 downpayment under the Pay Low option. This option allows customers to purchase a new vehicle for as low as 15% downpayment with free insurance for the first year, free LTO registration for three years, and no chattel mortgage at 60 months to pay via all-in cash out.

Eastern Communications and partners champion women empowerment in the digital age


Eastern Communications partners with Association of Image Consultants International (AICI) for its #EmbraceEquity webinar on International Women’s Day on March 8, 2023.

Premier telecommunications company Eastern Communications continues to demonstrate its dedication to empowering women professionals and leaders in the digital age as it celebrates National Women's Month with the help of its partner associations.

With the strong message to #EvolveEveryday and advocating for fair treatment and equity in the workplace, Eastern Communications collaborates with the Association of Image Consultants International (AICI), the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines  (ECCP), and the Healthcare Information Management Association of the Philippines (HIMAP) to support women.

In time for the International Women’s Day on March 8, 2023, these initiatives aim to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about discrimination, and take action to drive gender equity and equality in the workplace.

Chevron sponsors AmCham Foundation ScholaRun to help send youths to school

Employees volunteered to join this year’s Eat and Run ScholaRun by AmCham’s Foundation.

To help send disadvantaged youths to school, Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of the Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants, together with its shared services center, Chevron Holdings Inc., sponsored the recent 9th AmCham Eat and Run ScholaRUN at the Liwasang Ulalim, CCP Complex, Pasay City.

The run-for-a-cause is an annual event by the American Chamber Foundation  Philippines, Inc. (ACFPI) to help raise funds for its scholarship program. ACFPI supports underprivileged youth through various development and education initiatives.

The scholarship enables students in high school, college, and vocational courses to fund their tuition fees and school supplies and provides allowance and guidance all to way to their on-the-job training. At least 2,000 former AmCham scholars were able to finish their studies since the program started which Chevron has always supported.

Why Every Woman Needs a Partner in Health

Women play an essential role in society. Studies have shown that women make better leaders, bring about higher returns to economies, and improve the lives of people in communities.

Women’s position in society means it is important to prioritize and understand their health. They face a variety of health issues, with cardiovascular disease as the leading cause of death for women around the world. According to The Lancet, 35% of deaths in women worldwide are caused by cardiovascular disease.

Women are also at risk for cancer, a leading cause of death worldwide. The World Health Organization revealed that it accounted for 10 million deaths in 2020 or the equivalent of nearly one in six deaths.

Breast cancer is the most common of its kind in the Philippines and the world. It is the majority type of cancer that affects Filipino women at 31%. Additionally, it is the third most fatal type of cancer in the Philippines, just behind lung and liver cancer. Global figures are just as alarming: the disease is the most common cause of cancer death in women.

WWF-Philippines Calls for Filipinos to Join Earth Hour 2023: The Biggest Hour For Earth

In photo are (from left): Ludwig Federigan from the Climate Change Commission, Ms. Andrea Valentine A. Villaroman - City Government Department Head III, Quezon City LGU, Hon. Josefina 'Joy' Belmonte - Mayor of Quezon City, Ms. Katherine Custodio - Executive Director, WWF-Philippines, Atty. Angela Consuelo Ibay - WWF-Philippines Climate and Energy Programme Head and National Director for Earth Hour Philippines, Ms. KD Montenegro - Individual Donors Program Manager, WWF-Philippines, and Ms. Mikee Cojuangco-Jaworski - WWF Philippines’ Earth Hour Ambassador

The countdown to the Biggest Hour on Earth is set for March 25, Saturday, when millions of people across the world will converge around major world landmarks, cities, and communities to switch off their lights for 60 minutes – starting at 8:30 pm, as part of a global movement to save the planet. In the Philippines, national landmarks, office buildings, government offices, and individual houses will all join in as a sign of a broader commitment towards addressing our planet's sustainability.

The Earth Hour global celebration started as a symbolic event in Sydney, Australia in 2007 and has grown into one of the world’s largest grassroots environmental movements spanning over 7,000 cities and 193 countries and territories. The Philippines joined in 2008, making this year’s Earth Hour the fifteenth time the celebration is observed.

Maya's world-class rebrand grabs coveted global, local awards

Multiple wins at Spikes Asia, Anvil, Kidlat Awards for the country’s #1 Digital Bank

Financial services leader Maya received top accolades at several prestigious global and local award programs for its game-changing rebrand and repositioning that propelled its consumer business to become the #1 digital banking app in the Philippines.  

Maya garnered top marks at 2023 Spikes Asia, a remarkable count of 11 trophies at the 58th Anvil Awards, 11 titles at the 15th Kidlat Awards, and recognitions at the WARC Awards for Asian Strategy and Global Mobile (GLOMO) Awards.   

“At Maya, we stretch ourselves to build a brand that not only delivers business results, but moves creative industries forward, uplifts our culture, and makes money more delightful for Filipinos. That’s what game-changing marketing means to us. These awards are proof that we’re on the right track and we will continue to work hard to bring pride to Filipinos on the global stage,” said Pepe Torres, Chief Marketing Officer at Maya.

Filipino singer-songwriter syd hartha transforms trauma and darkness into healing on debut EP, gabay

The 6-track release is written by syd herself, and produced by constant collaborator Brian Lotho

Filipino singer-songwriter syd hartha addresses her personal battles in life on gabay, her debut EP under Sony Music Entertainment.

In touch with her own fragilities, syd hartha digs deeper into her experiences with trauma, heartbreak, pandemic stress, and healing on an EP that feels more than just a warm balm.

According to the young musician, gabay is crucial in reclaiming her identity as it helps her confront emotional truths in a way that is freeing and empowering. The folk-pop act explains, "My new EP is a compilation of different stories from my adventures and misadventures as a young woman. It mainly talks about healing and taking control over your own destiny; letting go of the past, and getting to know yourself again.”

Ransomware Attacks in the Philippines surge by almost 60% in 2022, New Report from Palo Alto Networks Unit 42 Finds

The report reveals insights into the latest tactics of ransomware gangs; financial, geographical, and industry impacts based on data gathered from Unit 42 investigations.

Palo Alto Networks found that ransomware and extortion cases in the Philippines increased by 57.4% in 2022 with 11 reported cases across key sectors. Threat actors are utilizing more aggressive tactics to pressure organizations, with harassment being involved 20 times more often than in 2021, according to Unit 42™ incident response cases.

This harassment is typically carried out via phone calls and emails targeting a specific individual, often in the C-suite, or even customers, to pressure them into paying a ransom demand. The 2023 Unit 42 Ransomware and Extortion Report shares insights compiled based on findings from Unit 42’s incident response work from approximately 1,000 cases throughout the past 18 months.

Lazada plays transformative role in ensuring that the (digital) future is female

Lazada’s Head of Traffic, Pauline Castro

In celebration of National Women’s Month this March, top online lifestyle destination Lazada shared its efforts in empowering women in the digital space in a recently held forum at the FEU Tech Innovation Center in Manila.

Titled “#Women2023: Women Forging the Digital Future,” the event was organized by SPARK! Philippines, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the empowerment of women, LGBTQ+ and other marginalized sectors. The organization lauded Lazada for championing strong female leaders in eCommerce and technology, and featured  Lazada Head of Traffic Pauline Castro share her  “Equal in Digital" journey. Other panelists included were Google Philippines Country Senator Loren Legarda and Commission on Human Rights Executive Director Atty. Jacqueline Ann de Guia.

Monday, March 20, 2023

Price Drop Alert: The Powerful OPPO A96 is now only Php14,999

 The all-around powerful A-series smartphone with expandable RAM, speedy charging technology, and fast performance - now made more affordable at only Php14,999

If you’re looking for a sign to buy a new smartphone, this is it. Global device brand OPPO officially announces the price drop of one of its most powerful A-series smartphones, the OPPO A96! From Php15,999, you can now get your hands on the OPPO A96 for only Php14,999.

The OPPO A96 is your perfect daily device equipped with 8GB RAM plus 256GB storage with a RAM Expansion feature that lets you enjoy up to 5GB of extended RAM, giving you a more powerful performance and experience when you need to multitask. And if that’s not enough, it also allows a micro SD card expansion of up to 1TB.

See more videos and enjoy gameplay with its 6.59-inch 90Hz Color-Rich Punch-Hole Display supported by OPPO’s adaptive refresh rate technology which gives you the best viewing experience ever.

Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Manage the Effects of Global Supply Chain Disruptions


As the Philippines continue to experience high inflation, recording 8.6% in February 2023, Filipinos are expected to adjust their budgets and prioritize essential goods and services. While this poses an opportunity for grocery retailers to increase sales, the ongoing global supply chain disruptions have also made it difficult to keep inventory high and prices low.

According to the World Economic Forum, the invasion of Ukraine is a primary cause of much of the energy and food price inflation in many countries and is fueling a global food crisis. Extreme weather also continues to disrupt the global supply chain by impacting major shipping routes and crop yields. In the Philippines, storms in the 2021-22 crop year caused sugar shortages, resulting in skyrocketing price increases from Php 54.5 to Php 89.5 per kilo for refined sugar.

Sunday, March 19, 2023

vivo Y16 is made more affordable with a PHP 1,000 price cut – now available for only PHP 6,999!


vivo fans can now make and keep more priceless memories with the recent PHP 1,000 price drop for the vivo Y16. Now available for only PHP 6,999, the 4GB+4GB extended RAM and 64GB ROM variant is made more accessible for fans who want to experience the premium and trendy vivo Y16.

The vivo Y16 has an 8.19mm Ultra Slim Body which makes it a convenient yet capable smartphone for those who love keeping mementos of their various life experiences, whether these are photos, videos, songs, or other memories worth keeping. Speaking of photos, users can also be assured of good quality images, thanks to its 13MP + 2MP rear camera lenses.

Saturday, March 18, 2023

HONOR X6 price drop, now at Php 6,990 only!

HONOR’s most affordable smartphone, HONOR X6, just now dropped to its lowest price ever! With a 5000 mAh Battery, 50MP Main Camera, and expandable storage up to 1TB, HONOR X6 is now available for only Php 6,990 from its introductory price of Php 7,490.

“We are happy to share with you that our HONOR X6 from our X series has now become even more budget-friendly, opening more opportunities for more people to avail of quality yet affordable devices fit for their everyday lives. It has a long-lasting battery and an expandable storage, perfect for our tech-savvy HONOR Fans” said Stephen Cheng, HONOR Philippines Vice President.

Snag the realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola® Edition for as low as PHP18,499 this March 19 on Shopee

Set your alarms for 12MN and be one of the lucky 589 owners of the limited-edition model, with a PHP500 discount for the first 100 customers

realme Philippines, the two-year consecutive champion according to Canalys and IDC sell-in reports published 2021 & 2022, pops into summer by unveiling its most refreshing model yet: the realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola® Edition.

Launched via the #CheersForReal Block Party and publicly through an unboxing livestream on Facebook, the limited-edition model will retail for PHP18,999 this coming March 19, 12MN, exclusively on realme’s Shopee Official Store. The first 100 buyers will enjoy a PHP500 OFF as an early bird promo, dropping its Suggested Retail Price down to only PHP18,499.

The realme 10 Pro 5G Coca-Cola® Edition will not be restocked in the Philippines or any other territory once the retail batch runs out, so don’t forget to Add To Cart early and make sure your alarms are set for 12MN of March 19 to be one of the 589 lucky owners of this limited-edition model.

Friday, March 17, 2023

Experience OPPO’s Future-Forward Innovations at Inspiration: Ahead this March 18

OPPO showcases user-centric technology through a day of interactive exhibits and engaging segments on photography, fashion, and music

Leading global smart device brand OPPO puts innovation, openness, elegance, and technology at the forefront in the Inspiration: Ahead event on March 18, 2023 at the BGC Amphitheater in Taguig City. Everyone is invited to see the latest offerings from OPPO, get up close and personal with the brand’s ambassadors and content creators, and participate in interactive booths. Get the chance to also meet OPPO celebrity brand ambassadors Bea Alonzo and Nadine Lustre!

“OPPO looks forward to bringing to life our brand mantra of ‘Inspiration Ahead,’ through this one-of-a-kind experience for Filipinos. We aim to spotlight OPPO’s innovation in products and services and how they add more value to the lives of our consumers and community,” said Joanarc Sales, PR and CRM Head of OPPO Philippines.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Home Credit set to empower 10 million Filipinos as it gears up for its 10th year in the Philippines

Home Credit Philippines (HCPH), the country’s leading consumer finance company, kicks off its 10th anniversary celebration with the goals of providing more Filipinos access to credit and reaching 10 million customers within 2023.

As the company celebrates its decade-long service in the country this October, Home Credit continues to progressively expand its operations and provide customers with a complete ecosystem of products and service offerings suited to their individual needs and lifestyles.

In 2022, Home Credit ended the year strong with a customer base of 9.3 million. The expansion of its services to different lifestyle segments and categories played a big part in enabling Filipinos to afford a more rewarding life.

MPL Philippines opens nominations for the next Hall of Legends inductee

MPL Philippines officially opens the call for nominations for the next Hall of Legends inductee. A new legendary MPL Philippines icon will be commemorated every season as part of the league's initiatives to honor players and coaches who have made important contributions to the league.

Starting today until 16 April 2023, the MPL-PH community, active athletes, coaches, team owners, talents, MOONTON Games, and the MPL-PH Press Corps can send their nominations.

Fans can vote using Facebook or TikTok in the form of videos, art cards, images, or status, posted on their public profiles. They can also use the voting card template found on MPL Philippines' official Facebook page.

GCash rolls out ‘DoubleSafe’ to arrest account takeovers

Intensifies information campaign vs scams through GSafeTayo

GCash, the Philippines’ number one financial app, rolls out ‘DoubleSafe’, a game-changing security feature to safeguard its users from account takeovers.

DoubleSafe strengthens the security of GCash’s 76 million users as it prevents unauthorized account access. Before DoubleSafe, GCash already required two levels of authentication or 2-Factor Authentication. The first level of security is the OTP (One-time PIN), a unique number combination sent only to the user’s mobile number. The second level of authentication is the MPIN (Mobile PIN) which is a 4-digit passcode that only the customer or GCash owner should know.

narzo becomes the official smartphone partner of PUBG Mobile City Tournament 2023

narzo Philippines strengthens gaming affinity alongside battle royale pioneers

narzo Philippines begins its summer campaign by partnering with Level Infinite, the global publishing arm of game developer Tencent, for the first series of on-ground events featuring their best-selling title, Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile (PUBG Mobile). As the official smartphone partner of the PUBG Mobile City Tournament 2023, narzo further strengthens its gaming affinity alongside the pioneers of the battle royale format.

Nartizens and avid mobile gaming fans are invited this weekend for the kickoff event, happening on March 18 to 19, at the Ayala Malls Circuit Activity Center, Makati City. The first leg of the PMCT will feature femme fatales in action, putting the spotlight on talented, all-female players in celebration of Women’s Month.

Uratex Mattresses Celebrates #TulogIsLife on World Sleep Day!

Uratex, the leading foam company in the Philippines, joins the world in celebrating all things sleep and explaining why #TulogIsLife during this year’s World Sleep Day (WSD). “WSD” is a special day happening this March 17 which hopes to reinforce the value of having a good night’s sleep for every person.

According to Milieu Insight and Intellect’s research on sleeping, many Filipino adults who are currently employed admitted to experiencing poor quality of life due to a variety of stressors. This has resulted in most of them having difficulty finding good sleep. The National Nutrition Council in the Philippines added that deficiency in sleep is linked to many health problems relating to brain functions and even depression. With this, a complete sleep of 7 to 8 hours, in a regular schedule each night, is necessary to boost our immune system.

To provide a sleep solution to every sleep problem, Uratex is committed to creating products that give every Filipino family the finest possible sleep experience. Uratex has spent more than five decades developing and innovating sleeping essentials to meet everyone's needs, making it a sleeping companion that’s trusted by every Filipino.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

HONOR X8a: Most affordable 100MP Ultra-Clear Camera, launched at Php 10,990 only

Featuring a stunning edgeless 6.7-inch HONOR FullView Display and a 100MP triple camera system, the HONOR X8a raises the bar for display and photography performance in the affordable segment.

Global technology brand HONOR today announced the launch of the HONOR X8a in the Philippines. As the latest addition to HONOR’s X Series line-up, the HONOR X8a is a reliable all-rounder, featuring an eye-catching design, a large display offering superb visual quality, and robust photographic capabilities, all available at an affordable price point. The HONOR X8a will be available in the country at Php 10,990 with FREE HONOR Gift Earbuds worth Php 1,590 when you buy during pre-order from March 14 to 24, 2023.

“Our newest phone is perfect for the style conscious shoppers. The new HONOR X8a offers a very elegant edgeless display that is really nice to grip. To top it, its ultra-clear 100 MP camera captures DSLR-like photos which is great if you are into photography. All these and more for only Php 10,990,” said Stephen Cheng, HONOR Philippines Vice President.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Watsons Promotes a Healthy Lifestyle With Race for Wellness

Over 6,000 participants from casual and serious runners to fitness enthusiasts, groups of friends, and families joined Watsons Race for Wellness on Sunday, March 5. The event marks the brand's enduring commitOvement to becoming Filipinos’ ultimate health and beauty partner. Watsons helps Filipinos achieve a balanced lifestyle through its holistic solutions, products, and services for every wellness and medical need.

There are many benefits to a healthy lifestyle. It lowers the risk of diseases, prolongs life, lifts the mood, and makes one look their best. This can be attained through a variety of ways: eating healthy food such as fruit and vegetables, lowering one’s intake of sugar, salt, and fat, and staying active.[1]

narzo wins Anvil on maiden entry

Young smartphone brand gets recognized for its nationwide initiative 

At the 58th Anvil Awards held March 8, narzo bags its first-ever Silver Anvil for the entry titled “narzo Roundtable Series: An Inclusive Approach to Brand-Building”. narzo Philippines wins the accolade at only 7 months old in its first attempt.

Winning under the Special Events and Exhibits category, the award recognizes narzo’s efforts back in September to October 2022 for a collaborative method that involved both Metro Manila and Regional media in the brand’s drive towards a stronger nationwide presence. The Silver Anvil commends narzo “for effectively implementing an inclusive and collaborative approach to establish ties with media nationwide and extend its brand presence in key areas of the Philippines”.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Experience Music All Around with the OPPO Enco Air3 True Wireless Earbuds

Feel sounds come alive with the new lightweight earbuds designed for a holistic entertainment experience, now available for only Php 3,999 

Global technology brand OPPO continues to deliver breakthrough smart device innovations at affordable prices, with the recent launch of the OPPO Enco Air3 in the Philippines. The True Wireless Earbuds is the latest innovation from OPPO’s audio devices that delivers longer battery life and better surround-sound quality to every user’s listening experience.

The OPPO Enco Air 3 also boasts a design language inspired by jewels, that’s meant to be worn comfortably all day long. Equipped with the latest Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity, the earbuds can be connected to two devices simultaneously, while also offering IP54 Water and Dust Resistance and up to 25 hours of battery life.

The vivo V27 Series’ Aura Light Portrait System: Will this Innovation Revolutionize Smartphone Photography?

Fans and smartphone enthusiasts are about to get another exciting surprise from the leading smartphone brand vivo as it gears up to release yet another technological masterpiece in the V series line. The iteration of the vivo V25 Series, the vivo V27 Series dubbed as the #TheAuraPortraitMaster, is said to offer fans a one-of-a-kind camera feature that’s sure to upgrade any smartphone into a studio in one’s pocket.

With vivo’s impressive history of successful launches, it’s expected that this new feature will be just as functional and stylish -- if not more -- as vivo’s previous innovations. The vivo V27 Series is likely to follow the direction of its predecessor and combine powerful and versatile camera features in a lightweight build that many users will surely love.

Choosing the right GDC home for you

When it comes to buying a home, it's not just about finding a roof over your head; it's about finding a place to call your own and a place that represents who you are. For some, it's all about location, while others prioritize space. But what about those who seek a touch of luxury or a sense of community? Finding the perfect property can be a little like dating. You have to know what you're looking for to make it work. And just like people, every home buyer has a unique personality and preferences. Whether you're a minimalist who values simplicity or a family-oriented individual who craves a sense of community, there is a perfect home that truly speaks about you.

With an aim to provide a wide range of properties that cater to the diverse needs of residents, Greenfield Development Corporation is dedicated to creating homes that not only meet the specific needs of their clients but also reflect their unique identities. Focusing on quality, design, and sustainability, GDC is committed to providing the perfect match for each and every home buyer.

Let's take a look at various home buyer personalities and the Greenfield Development Corporation properties that best fit their unique needs and preferences.

Sony Introduces 2023 BRAVIA XR TV Lineup


Four new models have been announced to round out Sony’s highly anticipated lineup, with new features including XR Clear Image and Acoustic Center Sync, for a fully immersive at-home theatre experience

Sony Electronics Inc. announced its 2023 BRAVIA XR™ TV Lineup, with Cognitive Processor XR™, for the ultimate home entertainment experience. There are four new models in the BRAVIA XR line: X95L Mini LED, X90L Full Array LED, and A80L OLED. All models have the updated Cognitive Processor XR and are equipped with features that provide an immersive experience for watching movies, streaming apps, gaming, and more.

Rimini Street Launches Rimini Watch™ to Help Organizations Ensure High Performance and Business Continuity for their Enterprise Software

New suite of proactive observability solutions includes monitoring, health check and change management capabilities to reduce downtime, improve performance, and ensure business continuity for Oracle and SAP applications and databases 

Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, and a Salesforce partner, announced the launch of Rimini Watch™.

Rimini Watch is a new suite of observability solutions that enable organizations operating Oracle and SAP applications and databases across all industries and geographies to benefit from innovative monitoring, health check and change management solutions. Rimini Watch eliminates the time, resource and cost challenges usually associated with continuous monitoring of critical Oracle and SAP operating processes and managing changes that can impact application and database performance and business continuity.

Globe is Most Reliable Mobile Network and Most Sustainability-Driven Network Operator in PH

Reflecting its steadfast commitment to world-class service and sustainability, leading digital solutions platform Globe has been named the Philippines’ Most Reliable Mobile Network by Ookla®, as well as Most Sustainability-Driven Network Operator and Best Network Reliability in 2023 by Standard Insights.

Globe earned these awards for its unwavering commitment to delivering network consistency, accessibility, and reliability to customers, including its efforts in climate action as it integrates sustainability into its business operations.

“We are the only telco in the Philippines to land these back-to-back awards. We take these as international recognition of our commitment to the delivery of a #1stWorldNetwork and our leadership when it comes to green network practices. This is the best way to do business— integrating network expansion and optimization with sustainability,” said Globe Group President and CEO Ernest Cu.

HONOR X8a with 100MP Ultra-Clear Camera to arrive in PH on March 14

A brand new HONOR smartphone is set to arrive on March 14, 2023 with a DSLR-like camera and a stunning edgeless display.

A new member of HONOR’s X Series line-up, the HONOR X8a is a new reliable all-round device available to consumers for a very affordable price that will be unveiled on March 14, 2023. Delivering eXtra upgrades in design, display and photography capabilities, this smartphone is set to meet users’ demand for style and quality.

“As promised to our HONOR fans, we will continuously give the smartest and most affordable solutions to our consumers’ needs. With the new HONOR X8a, users can take more breath-taking photos in high quality with its 100MP Ultra-Clear Camera and enjoy a premium edgeless display,” teased by HONOR Philippines Vice President for Marketing, Stephen Cheng.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Home Credit, SM Store award brand new Toyota Raize to lucky winner of Holiday Shopping cRAIZE!

More amazing treats and surprises when you shop at SM Store via Home Credit!

Shopping has always been a fulfilling activity for Filipinos. It’s one way for them to bond with their families and loved ones and share precious moments together.

Last holiday season, the lifestyle partner of every Filipino Home Credit teamed up with the country’s largest retailer SM Store to make the shopping experience of Filipinos more rewarding with the Holiday Shopping cRAIZE!

The raffle promo, which ran for three months from October 14, 2022 to January 15, 2023, allowed SM Store shoppers who paid via Home Credit to be automatically qualified for the holiday raffle. And last February 23, the grand winner of the Holiday Shopping cRAIZE was announced!

Go for worry-free adventures this summer

Travel is back in full swing, and according to the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), the country’s air passengers quadrupled to 15.93 million for domestic trips alone for the first nine months of 2022, and 6.3 million for international, increasing threefold from 2021.

Bet you also caught the travel bug! Whether you go local or international this summer, it’s always best to be prepared.  Here are tips on how you can plan that well-deserved summer trip: 

Meralco and One Meralco Foundation's Powerful Communications Shines Bright at the 58th Anvil Awards

The country’s largest power distributor once again exemplified communication excellence as it emerged as one of the top companies at the Public Relations Society of the Philippines’ Gabi ng Parangal held at Marriott Hotel Manila on March 8. Meralco was among the finalists for the Company of the Year and took home one Gold Anvil and eight Silver Anvils in recognition of its campaigns and programs that light up the way in energy industry, corporate social responsibility, and sustainability communications. Leading the Meralco contingent during the awards night is Meralco Vice President and Head for Corporate Communications Joe R. Zaldarriaga.


Meralco is the largest electric power distribution company and the largest private sector utility in the Philippines.  Through a Consolidated Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, Meralco provides electric service within its franchise coverage.  Its subsidiaries are engaged in engineering and consulting, construction, bills payments and other electricity-related services.  A subsidiary is in the process of developing the Company’s power generation portfolio. 

Meralco is listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE:  MER).  Meralco has the largest market capitalization among the Philippine listed utility and power sector companies.  Further information is available at

Meralco is committed to data protection and privacy. To know more about how the Company protects personal data, please visit

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Friday, March 3, 2023

Hong Kong Welcomes International Tourists with Air Tickets Giveaway

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) is launching a global air  tickets giveaway campaign, "World of Winners”, which will offer 500,000 free  tickets in Hong Kong’s major passenger markets for travelers to visit the city and  experience its unique offerings. 

Distributed in phases by Hong Kong’s three home-based airlines: Cathay Pacific  Airways, Hong Kong Express, and Hong Kong Airlines, the campaign is kicking  off in March 2023 by giving away some 135,000 tickets in Southeast Asia  markets, including the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam,  Cambodia and Indonesia. About 30,000 tickets will be given to residents in the  Philippines via the three airlines’ promotional activities starting from 3 March.  After the Southeast Asia markets, the campaign will continue in Northeast Asia,  Mainland China and other markets. 

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Steal up to 58% Discount on XTREME Appliances for the First Biggest Sale of the Year!

If you haven't filled up your wish list yet, now is the chance to add-to-cart your favorite XTREME products to your shopping carts. Surprising shoppers with up to 58% discount on select items as they join the Lazada 3.3 Epic Birthday Sale and Shopee 3.3  Mega Shopping Sale.

For those who are looking for quality appliances that won’t break the bank, here are some of the best-selling kitchen appliances, cooling appliances, and home appliances to watch out for this coming March 3 to March 7.

To bring more joy to shoppers, free shipping vouchers, coins cashback, seller vouchers, and many more will also be given away!

Lazada Celebrates Epic 11th Birthday Sale with first 11-day sale, star-studded Super Show, Lazada Shoppable Runway, and larger-than-life LazLook Mannequin

Online lifestyle destination and eCommerce pioneer Lazada celebrates its 11th anniversary with an 11-day long #LazadaPH11Birthday, as they invite you to add to cart and check out as early as 8 p.m. on March 2, 2023. Hosted by Alden Richards and Bea Alonzo, the #EpicBirthdaySuperShow which kicks off at 6 p.m. on March 2 also showcases the Lazada Shoppable Runway fashion show, a glimpse of the 20-foot tall LazLook Mannequin, alongside other thrilling activities and prizes for everyone to enjoy! The Super Show will also be streamed today on LazLive and at Lazada’s official TikTok and Facebook pages.

"We are pulling out all the stops for our Epic 11th Birthday Celebration that offers the best deals this March 3-13. As the country's top online shopping destination, Lazada is showcasing a wide range of trendy, affordable and quality assortment for our customers. Everyone can also enjoy Cashback and Fast and Free shipping every day," says Lazada Philippines CEO Carlos Barrera.

Conquer life like a pro with new realme 10 Pro Series 5G, available through Home Credit at 0% interest

As we continue to face the increasingly fast-paced world, Filipinos are also keeping up with the changes posed by the modern life’s faster speed. With more possibilities and opportunities around us, the need for a reliable and long-lasting device is vital to help Filipinos from different generations conquer life and work in balance.

Lifestyle partner of every Filipino Home Credit, in partnership with the country’s leading smartphone brand realme Philippines, brings together a new era of smartphones – the realme 10 Pro Series 5G!

Get all New HONOR X7a and MagicBook X Laptops with HONOR gifts up to 40% off at 3.3 Mega Sale

(HONOR Philippines GTM Manager Steven Yan, National Training Head Gladys Macalalad, Country Manager Sean Yuan, Vice President Stephen Cheng, Brand Marketing Manager Joepy Libo-on, and PR Manager Pao Oga)

After the mega launch of HONOR X7a and MagicBook X Laptops on February 22, 2023 – HONOR is giving it away for up to Php1,500 off alongside its wide array of smart devices at 3.3 Mega Sale on Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok.

Leading smart devices provider, HONOR Philippines, has announced their exciting deals for the 3.3 Mega Sale on Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok, and the best part is, the newly-launched HONOR X7a and MagicBook X 14 and MagicBook X 15 are included!

“We are very thankful for the reception of HONOR fans with all the devices we have launched, so we want to take every chance we can get to give back. This coming 3.3 Mega Sale, we’re throwing in great deals even for our new HONOR X7a and MagicBook X laptops,” said Stephen Cheng, HONOR Philippines Vice President.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Kickstart your summer with the realme 10 Pro+ 5G, now available at Shopee and Lazada

Catch the realme 10 Pro+ 5G first-selling this 3.3 sale! 

realme Philippines, the two-year champion according to Canalys and IDC 2021, 2022 sell-in shipment reports, is having its first-selling of the realme 10 Pro+ 5G on Shopee and Lazada during the upcoming 3.3 sale.

ICYMI, the realme 10 Pro Series 5G was locally launched last February 14 with the realme 10 Pro 5G achieving back-to-back sell-out during its online first-selling. This time around, the brand is bringing the realme 10 Pro+ 5G to Shopee & Lazada. Fans can score the 8GB+128GB storage variant at 2000 OFF (P17,999) while the 12GB+256GB storage variant at 2500 OFF (P22,499)! Both variants will have a freebie of 1+1 Year Warranty and a Globe SIM card with up to 65GB of FREE data. The realme 10 Pro+ 5G will also be available in two color options: Hyperspace Gold and Dark Matter.


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