Friday, November 10, 2023

realme 11 officially arrives in PH, starting at PHP 13,999

realme is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated local launch of the realme 11. This innovative smartphone is set to elevate mobile photography experiences with its impressive 108MP ProLight Camera, alongside a host of other exceptional features, including the 67W SUPERVOOC Charge and a powerful MediaTek Helio G99 processor.

Make every moment extraordinary using realme 11’s remarkable 108MP ProLight Camera. This high-resolution camera brings new dimensions to photography, allowing users to capture stunning details, vibrant colors, and superb clarity in every shot. Whether it's a breathtaking landscape, a precious family moment, a night out with friends, or even mundane or little moments in your daily life,  the realme 11 ensures that you never miss a beat.

Lihim Resorts, El Nido Celebrates Indigenous Peoples Month with a Culinary Collaboration

Lihim Resorts, El Nido a leading luxury resort in El Nido, Palawan had a recent collaboration with indigenous peoples in Palawan to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Month and International Chef Day. On October 20th, Lihim Resorts, El Nido hosted a unique event where indigenous peoples from the Batak, Cuyonon, and Tagbanua tribes had the opportunity to share their culinary traditions with Chef de Cuisine Nickson Valmeo.

Having recently signed a benchmark memorandum of agreement between The National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) and Araw Hospitality Group, the collaboration aimed to bridge cultural gaps, promote inclusivity, and celebrate the rich heritage of the indigenous communities in Palawan. Lihim Resorts, El Nido invited the indigenous peoples to participate in a menu-sharing experience, giving them the chance to showcase their traditional dishes while learning international culinary techniques from Chef de Cuisine Nickson Valmeo.

Get a chance to win one million pesos this 11.11 with Shopee Live Milyonaryo!

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a millionaire? Your dreams could come true with Shopee’s highly anticipated 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale! Shopee offers an exciting opportunity for shoppers to become millionaires through the Shopee Live Milyonaryo. 

From November 1 to 11, users who shop and claim a code on Shopee Live can participate in this exciting opportunity. Here’s how you can participate and boost your chances:

Pocky day 11.11 Celebrate Pocky Day 11.11 with this fun TikTok challenge! Pocky Cha11enge helps Gen Z build real-world connections


As Glico Philippines celebrate Pocky Day on 11.11, the company is bringing the Pocky Cha11enge to TikTok, an online space that Gen-Zers love, in order to create an opportunity for them to build more in-person connections offline.

Pinoy Gen-Zers (Filipinos born between 1996 and 2010) are digitally native and passionate about issues that affect our world. 

However, when it comes to building real-world connections, life can get a little complicated. Connecting offline has become harder ever since the pandemic all but killed off opportunities for socializing in real life. After all, many social events — such as proms and soirees — which other generations may have taken for granted while growing up, have been replaced with Zoom or Discord for these Gen-Zers.

With Pocky Cha11enge, get ready to get social, in the true sense of the word!

Are You Ready for It? Catch the Grand Prix at the Last Leg of TGR Vios Cup 2023!

It’s going to be another historic weekend as Toyota Motor Philippines introduces the Grand Prix to cap off the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) Vios Cup 2023 season this November 11, 2023 at Clark International Speedway in Pampanga.

TGR fans can expect the last leg of this year’s Vios Cup, to be filled with excitement, electrifying cheers and heart-thumping action as racers battle it out to defend their places at the podium for the season championship. To bring the energy notches higher, the Grand Prix will serve as the highlight of the Circuit Championship.

The TGR Vios Cup Grand Prix will be the culminating race before this season’s champions are declared. Each driver will have 1.5 hours of driving on the race track and the racer with most laps completed wins the race. This endurance drive will be a definitive race as this round gives each participating racer double points.

XTREME Appliances' Biggest Online Sale of 2023 arrives on 11.11

Get ready for Shopee 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale and Lazada 11.11 Our Biggest Sale of the Year with XTREME Appliances! Start your holiday shopping this coming Nov. 11 - 13 to avoid the Christmas rush this December. Shoppers can look forward to amazing deals and exclusive discounts on XTREME Appliances’ official store in Shopee and Lazada.

For those who want a top quality performance on appliances, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the discounts XTREME Appliances offers. Get up to 51% off on a wide range of products from kitchen appliances to home appliances. What are you waiting for? Add your desired items in your cart as early as today!

Here are some of the BEST deals you can check out at 12:00AM to 2:00AM:

HONOR 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale: FREE JBL Speakers and Big Price Drops!

It’s that time of the year again to treat yourself after a year’s worth of hard work! Head on to HONOR’s official Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok stores to get exciting and excluisve deals!

Leading smart devices provider HONOR Philippines has been giving shoppers great deals after another for the entire year, but their biggest is yet to come this 11.11 Mega Pamasko Sale from November 7 to 13, 2023 where Buy 1 Get 1 deals, price drops of up to Php 9,500, and FREE JBL Speakers await you! Head on now to HONOR’s Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok stores to get the best gadget for you!

“We want nothing but the best for our HONOR fans and we have indeed arrived to the best deals we have yet. For those who are looking for the best quality gadgets this holiday season, we have not just one or two options for you but three exciting deals! Check out our official online stores and be amazed yourself,” said Stephen Cheng, Vice President of HONOR Philippines.

Kick off the holidays with big grocery savings in MetroMart’s 11.11 weekend sale

Go merrily into the holiday season with lots of promos and discounts on your groceries and essentials with MetroMart’s 11.11 Holiday Kick-off Sale this November 10-12, 2023.

Select items will be available for ONLY ₱11.11 at S&R and Landmark from Friday to Sunday. These products include imported snacks and beverages, plus premium canned meat dishes and other pantry staples.

Please see the MetroMart 11.11 Holiday Kickoff Sale itinerary below:

Sunday, November 5, 2023

Denise Julia turns up the heat with R&B banger “B.A.D.,” featuring P-Lo

Filipino R&B sensation Denise Julia returns with an upbeat banger that encourages young women to embrace their sexuality and feel confident about themselves. On “B.A.D.,” the rising phenom finds inspiration in writing an empowering track with delicate, pulsing rhythms and sensual undertones.

“The inspiration for the lyrics came about spontaneously,” shares the chart-topping siren. “I was freestyling on some beats when I came across a beat from an overseas producer based in Nigeria. We had collaborated on previous tracks, and this particular beat had a distinct R&B vibe I was searching for, and it was incredibly catchy.”

A departure from her usual style, Denise Julia’s “B.A.D.” reveals a significant step forward in terms of songwriting and production. The viral hitmaker takes pride in how the song showcases a more assured version of herself, not afraid to flesh out sprawling ideas and tackle more mature, out-of-the-box themes.

From Awareness To Action: MindNation and Belle De Jour 'You Got This' drives hope for mental health in the Philippines

Plenary Talk: Wellness Ahead: Self-Care and Resilience for the Future

L - R: Darlyn Ty-Nilo, Founder and President of Belle De Jour Power Planner; CORA Founder and Executive Director, Antoinette Taus; MindNation Chief WellBeing Officer, Eiza Fusingan, RPsy; Your Millennial Psychologist, Riyan Portuguez, RPsy; MindNation Co-Founder, Cat Triviño

Hundreds gathered towards a safe space to share stories, build connections, and learn how they can improve their well-being.

Last October 20-22, MindNation and Belle De Jour Power Planner held its inaugural on-ground event "You Got This! Creating Safe Spaces, Crafting Tomorrows" at the East Wing of the Shangri La Plaza. The event aimed to celebrate World Mental Health Day, raise mental health awareness and drive action towards investing in better well-being in communities and workplaces.

During this 3-day gathering, attendees immersed themselves in engaging talks and interactive workshops by mental health experts and advocates. Topics ranged from how to create safe spaces at work to gaining confidence, all highlighting the need for fostering supportive environments to build growth and resilience.

Teleperformance named as one of the Best Workplaces in Asia

Teleperformance (TP), a multi-awarded and leading digital business services company, has been named as one of the Best Workplaces in Asia™ in 2023 by the Great Place to Work®(GPTW) institute.

The company ranked 11th among 30 multinational enterprises spanning various industries. Teleperformance also stood as the second-best performer in the professional services category and earned a place among the “elite group of progressive employers in Asia” in the GPTW®-curated list.

The GPTW® researchers assessed Teleperformance by surveying over 90,000 employees across Asia. These employees were asked to evaluate key factors that make a company a great workplace for all, including workplace safety, gender fairness, diversity, and inclusivity.

Sony Philippines Marks World Nature Conservation Day with Sustainability Initiatives

Sony Philippines employees helping plant mangroves in Santiago Island Bolinao Pangasinan 

Known worldwide for its groundbreaking innovations, Sony is not only pushing the boundaries of technology, but is also leading the charge in supporting sustainability and conservation efforts. In the Philippines, Sony takes great pride in its initiatives that aim to inspire others to be conscious of their impact on the environment.

Sony is deeply aware of the significant responsibility it bears as an environmental steward. The company stands at the forefront of environmental conservation efforts, consistently taking proactive measures to reduce its ecological footprint and safeguard precious natural resources. The passion for environmental conservation also runs deep among Sony Philippines’ employees, who actively engage in diverse initiatives that drive positive change for the planet.

Bayad And Ventaja, Elevating Digital Financial Solutions for Filipinos Overseas

CHAMPIONING DIGITAL FINANCIAL INCLUSION: Executives of Bayad and Ventaja on their partnership signing. Seen in the photo (from L-R) are Ventaja Chief Operations Officer Zaida G. Batallones, Ventaja Chief Executive Officer Vincent Paul D. Grey, Bayad President and CEO Lawrence Y. Ferrer, and Bayad Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer Dennis S. Gatuslao

In an effort to make greater strides in the country’s digital payment transformation, CIS Bayad Center, Inc. (Bayad)– the pioneer brand in the outsourced payment collection system and a full-service fintech subsidiary of Meralco – has officially renewed its partnership with Ventaja International Corp., a fintech institution, initially developed as a telecom prepaid card provider for Filipino migrant workers based overseas, and is now offering a variety of financial services such as remittance, loading and bills payment services for both government and household utilities, all of which, are powered and supported by Bayad’s robust biller aggregator system.

Bayad brings in Meralco, Autosweep, Easytrip, SSS, and many others biller brands in Ventaja’s mobile application called Payremit and through Ventaja’s domestic and international payment centers. With this, even Filipinos overseas can be able to help settle their families’ bills in the Philippines and regularly pay for their government contributions at the same time.

Shoti reflects on Gen Z romance with new track “waiting 4 u (delulu)”

The singer-songwriter/producer reflects on the unrealistic expectations about relationships in this new bedroom bop

After gaining traction with his official debut track “LDR,” whose viral activity on TikTok fueled its popularity in Southeast Asia big time, Filipino bedroom pop artist Shoti wastes no time in releasing another slowcore bop that shows another emotional side of him.

His new single “waiting 4 u (delulu)” serves as a commentary for those individuals who find themselves in relationships without clear labels. Drawing from acoustic instrumentation with laid-back dreaminess, he delivers a candid remark about the state of young love in the time of Discord and digital nativity.

FedEx Enhances Convenience for Customers through Self-Collection Service at Light Rail Transit Stations in the Philippines

FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world's largest express transportation companies, has launched a self-collection service for FedEx packages at Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 1 stations in Metro Manila.

At no extra charge, customers and online shoppers can now enjoy greater flexibility and convenience by having the option of picking up their FedEx packages at any one of the 19 stations along LRT Line 1, traversing Quezon City, Caloocan, Manila, and Pasay. Each self-collection point has 66 lockers that are available for package collection.

realme 11 Set to Launch in PH on November 9

realme to Debut its Latest Iteration in its Number Series

Following the successful launch of the realme 11 Pro Series 5G, realme Philippines officially introduces the latest addition to the realme 11 Series – the realme 11. This eagerly anticipated smartphone promises to address the needs of modern consumers, offering a perfect blend of style, power, and innovation in one sleek device.

In a world dominated by technology, speed and performance become non-negotiable to most consumers. The realme 11 is backed by a MediaTek Helio G99 processor that takes mobile experiences to unprecedented heights. This cutting-edge processor, paired with ample RAM, ensures that its users can effortlessly run multiple applications, engage in graphics-intensive gaming, and multitask seamlessly. The realme 11 provides a snappy, lag-free experience users have been yearning for.

Metrobank reports its highest net income of PHP 31.8B in 9M2023, up by 36%

Metropolitan Bank & Trust Co.’s (Metrobank) booked a 35.6% year-on-year growth to PHP31.8 billion in its net income for the nine months ended September 2023, driven by the Bank’s asset expansion, improving margins, and healthy non-interest income growth as asset quality continued to improve. This translated to a return on equity of 12.8%, higher than the 10.0% recorded in the same period last year.

In the third quarter alone, the Bank posted a robust 38.7% growth in net earnings to PHP10.9 billion from the same period last year.

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Metrobank kicks off the holidays with exciting Car and Home Loan deals through its Happy HoliDeals promo

Metrobank rings in the Ber months with Happy HoliDeals promo – gifting aspiring car and home owners with cash rebates, low interest rates, waived appraisal fees, and a pre-qualified credit card if they avail of a Car and Home Loan until December 15, 2023. 

The holiday season is one of the best times to buy yourself or your loved ones the best gift after your hard work all year round. That is why Metrobank brings you the Happy HoliDeals promo that will allow you to get that dream car or home for a merrier holiday celebration.

HONOR is the No. 1 Smartphone Brand in China, PH to echo success next year

Ever wondered what the Top Smartphone in China for Q3 of 2023 is? It’s none other than HONOR!

According to the latest Canalys, IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, and Counterpoint’s Market Pulse Service studies for the third quarter of 2023, HONOR is a clear landslide winner getting the first spot for all reports.

“This success gives us more confidence here in the Philippines to do even better and achieve greater heights sooner than later. We are very young, but you know what they say, the youngest is the most aggressive so better watch out for HONOR Philippines especially in 2024,” said HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng.

Find joy in the everyday with UNIQLO this Holiday Season

Celebrate the season with UNIQLO’s LifeWear: gifts for all, exclusive deals, UNIQLO holiday cheer, and many more

Global apparel retailer UNIQLO enjoins everyone to cherish small moments of joy to make each day brighter. The company extends a heartfelt, assuring reminder that our happiness is all around us, and once we learn to appreciate the small things, the world becomes a more joyful place.

UNIQLO has lined-up exciting festivities that its fans can look forward to.

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Globe returns as ESGS Main Presenter, brings more rewards and wins to gamers


As part of its growing commitment to the gaming community, Globe returns as the main presenter of the Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit (ESGS) for the second consecutive year, this time offering an even more rewarding experience for gamers. The highly-anticipated event will be held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City from November 3-5, 2023.

This year's ESGS celebrates its decade-long journey in the gaming realm, promising an extravaganza grander than ever. With the theme "Progress", ESGS seeks to highlight significant advancements within the industry and its community over the past 10 years, where it is now, and where it is headed.

Organized by Gariath Concepts, ESGS has consistently offered unparalleled gaming experiences and is known for staying abreast of the latest gaming trends, news, and announcements.


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