Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Smart partners with UnionBank to reward subscribers with up to P5,000 Welcome Gift

Smart subscribers have one more reason to celebrate the new year as mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has teamed up with Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) to bring more exclusive rewards to subscribers with their new UnionBank Credit Card.


Under this exciting partnership, qualified Smart Prepaid subscribers will receive a P2,000 Welcome Gift with their new UnionBank Rewards Credit Card, while qualified Smart Postpaid and Smart Infinity subscribers will receive a P5,000 Welcome Gift with their new UnionBank Rewards, UnionBank Miles+, or UnionBank Reserve Credit Card.

Experience the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and Attack on Titan collaboration today!


  • Pre-registration rewards for the exclusive blockbuster collaboration between the award-winning anime and popular MOBA starts today! 
  • Experience the omni-directional mobility gear and become a Scout, or Titan in the MLBB x AOT event that will run till 2 March
  • Acquire three collaboration skins, featuring Yin, Fanny, and Martis! 

Go beyond the walls and assemble your squad for an epic showdown with the all new Attack on Titan and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang collaboration! Featuring Yin as “Eren Yeager,” Fanny as “Mikasa Ackerman,” and Martis as “Levi Ackerman,” write your own ending with the Scouts and face the Titans together! 

Check out the following in-game campaign and rewards to be redeemed running from 23 January to 20 February: 

Globe Group, Google team up to digitalize elderly in #SeniorDigizen campaign


Google is supporting the Globe Group in its #SeniorDigizen campaign, which aims to equip the elderly with tech knowledge they can use in daily life.

In the campaign kickoff happening on January 25, Google is providing crucial support for Globe’s “Senior Digizen: Teach Me How to Digi,” a free learning session on the use of vital mobile apps and online safety.

At the learning session, Google Telco Sales Coach Odel Hernandez will walk participating seniors through creating a Gmail account and using its safety features. Email accounts are commonly used in signing in to other apps and digital tools.

Palo Alto Networks Asia Pacific Cybersecurity Predictions 2024

Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, has recently released its 2024 cybersecurity predictions for Asia Pacific – 5 key insights from industry leaders to help organisations ensure a secure future.

2023 saw organisations witness unprecedented levels of cybercrime. Palo Alto Networks’ State of Cybersecurity Report found that the Philippines experienced the highest number of disruptive attacks in Southeast Asia, with 29% of local organisations experiencing a 50% or more increase in incidents. Furthermore, the firm also received the most number of calls to its incident response team ever in October 2023. Cybercriminals have used ransomware to target critical infrastructures and found novel techniques to exploit emerging technologies like generative AI to ill-effect.

Bayad Powers the Bills Payment Services of GoTyme Bank

Bayad, the pioneer brand in the outsourced payment collection system in the Philippines, officially sealed its partnership with GoTyme Bank, one of the country’s fastest growing digital banks.

GoTyme Bank is a joint venture between the Gokongwei group of companies and the multicountry digital banking group Tyme. This time, through its partnership with Bayad, GoTyme App enables bills payment services covering household utilities, tollway RFID load, e-loading, telco, internet, government contributions, and many others.

Tailor-made for the increasingly e-payment savvy Filipino market, GoTyme App provides the convenience of one-stop-digital-shopping experience.

Pru Life UK introduces PRULove for Life, an affordable & easy-pay insurance

Get lifetime coverage up to age 100 starting at Php 87 per day*

PRULove for Life, a limited-pay whole-life participating plan for as low as Php 87 per day* is now available for Filipinos and their loved ones.  

Tailored to meet the diverse needs of Filipinos at every stage of life, PRULove for Life is an ideal plan for families with children as young as newborns and individuals up to the age of 60. It is a great solution for Gen Zs and Ys who aim to secure personal independence and the well-being of their loved ones, as well as OFWs who strive to ensure essential life protection for their families while working abroad.

The flexible payment structure gives Filipinos the freedom to choose from payment terms that suit their needs. Short-term options of just 5 years or long-term flexibility of up to 10, 15, or 20 years enable customers to enjoy the product’s benefits without worrying about their finances. Customers can also get coverage until age 100, offering guaranteed lifetime protection and peace of mind for themselves and their loved ones.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Confidently Capture Moments with the OPPO A58


Every moment can be immortalized into a core memory recorded with the OPPO A58 smartphone, a durable all-rounder that combines amazing photography with a stylish design. Designed to capture life's details with great clarity, the phone sports a unique camera system and design that appeals to aesthetics and functionality. Get to know more about OPPO’s made-to-last smartphone, a durable all-rounder that’s just under Php 10k!

Capture Exceptional Moments With Every Click

The OPPO A58’s triple camera system—a 50MP Main AI Camera, a 2MP Portrait Camera, and an 8MP Selfie Camera—ensures users will shoot stunning photos. Equipped with the 50MP AI Camera, it has the ability to take memorable shots in various lighting scenarios. This versatile camera lens lets users film beautiful images from night to day.

HONOR Starts the Year with Smashing Sales for HONOR X9b 5G, Opens Newest Store in SM Angono!

After gaining much virality on its newest product, the leading global provider of smart devices, HONOR, officially kicks off the sale day of HONOR X9b 5G for only Php 16,999 in all HONOR Experience Stores and Online Partner Stores via Lazada, Shopee, and Tiktok Shop. 

“We envisioned HONOR X9b 5G to be even bigger than our previous campaigns – for it to be known more than ‘HONOR X9a 5G’s predecessor.’ Much to our delight, we have received overwhelming demand of offline and online pre-orders from our HONOR fans since the announcement of its availability in the Philippine Market. Until today, a huge volume of shoppers lined up at our Experience Stores to purchase their own HONOR X9b 5G. This is just the start of the year, and we couldn’t be more thankful for all the support for HONOR,” said Stephen Cheng, HONOR Philippines Vice President. 

First Stop, Cagayan de Oro! Big Bad Wolf’s Biggest Book Sale Debuts in the City of Golden Friendship


To kickstart 2024, Big Bad Wolf will take the world’s largest book sale to Cagayan de Oro. Breaking new ground, this marks the first time BBW will bring its world-famous collection of books to the City of Golden Friendship. 

The arrival of Big Bad Wolf in Cagayan de Oro is not merely a celebration of the city's vibrant culture and rich history but also a testament to the company's neverending commitment to spreading the joy of reading to every corner of the globe. As book enthusiasts in the region eagerly anticipate the event, BBW promises its Cagayan de Oro tour to be a momentous occasion, fostering a deeper appreciation for literature in the region and embracing the ever-expanding community of avid readers.

The event will take place at 5L Event Hall SM CDO Downtown, a well-known destination in the city recognized for its welcoming atmosphere and accessibility, providing the perfect backdrop for this literary tour. From February 2, 2024 to February 18, 2024, Cagayan de Oro residents and visitors from neighboring cities alike will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in an unparalleled book-shopping experience.

Globe steers customers to purchase prepaid load via digital channels

Leading digital solutions platform Globe is shifting its prepaid load top-ups and load selling via digital channels in lieu of the popular call cards. This is in line with its commitment to sustainable business operations and seamless service delivery. 

Users of Globe Prepaid, TM and Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi may load up via the following loading channels, which can be accessed for free:

       GlobeOne App


       Globe website

“These digital alternatives make loading up easy and convenient and align with our continuing effort to embed sustainability in our operations. We encourage our customers to embrace this digital shift and join us in this digitization journey,” said Eric Tanbauco, Vice President of Mobile Prepaid Business at Globe.

OPPO to launch the new OPPO Reno11 Series 5G in the Philippines on February 1

Mark your calendars as one of the country’s leading global smart device brands, OPPO, debuts another remarkable Portrait Expert, the OPPO Reno11 Series 5G. This standout phone comes in two variants, the OPPO Reno11 5G and OPPO Reno11 Pro 5G, set to capture everyone's attention in the Philippines on February 1.

The brand consistently showcases its technological innovations that have disrupted the smartphone industry, especially in the field of smartphone portrait photography. The OPPO Reno11 Series 5G sets another standard with its improved camera technology and flagship photography algorithms that produce striking images of different subjects in varied environments. Filipinos can get excited for another Portrait Expert that will prove to be a powerhouse in its price range.


The First Jointly Developed Smartphone is the Thinnest Inward Foldable Smartphone in the Market

Global technology brand HONOR and Porsche Design unveiled the PORSCHE DESIGN HONOR Magic V2 RSR in Shanghai, China. Being the thinnest inward foldable phone in the market reflecting the expertise of the respective partner, the PORSCHE DESIGN HONOR Magic V2 RSR sets the stage for a future of innovation and design.

This momentous partnership between HONOR and Porsche Design is another best practice for HONOR, as a global and premium brand, to bring collective innovations to consumers around the world. As George Zhao, CEO of HONOR Device Co., Ltd., stated, "United by a shared pursuit of excellence, HONOR and Porsche Design will co-design the next generation of smart devices, combining human-centric technology and functional design to create exciting products for global consumers."

COMCO SEA, Century Tuna receive the globally acclaimed Platinum Award from MarCom Awards in the USA

In photo is the COMCO Team for Century Tuna led by COMCO Mundo Group Chief Executive Director and Lead Strategic Communications Counsel / Partner and Co-Founder Ferdinand Bondoy (third from right), Chief of Staff to the Group Chief Executive Director and Senior Executive Initiatives and Communications Manager / Partner Harvey Llamosa (fourth from left), and Senior Executive Initiatives and Communications Officer Paula Sison (third from left) together with the rest of COMCO Mundo Leaders as they present the 2023 MarCom Platinum Award Statuette at the COMCO Mundo Headquarters in Makati City, The Philippines.

COMCO Southeast Asia, the New PR and Smart Social agency of the powerhouse and award-winning communications group COMCO Mundo League of Enterprises, and its partner brand, Century Tuna, the leading canned tuna product in the Philippines, has recently received the Platinum Award for Strategic Communications for the “Saving Our Seas” initiative from the globally acclaimed MarCom Awards 2023.

Administered by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), the USA-based MarCom Awards underscores excellence in marketing and communication by recognizing creativity, hard work, and generosity of professionals in the industry.

Jackie Chan joins HONOR as the newest Year of the Dragon Ambassador

Another big move in the New Year! HONOR officially announces Jackie Chan as the Dragon Year Ambassador in China

The No. 1 smartphone brand in China, HONOR, officially announced that Jackie Chan is the brand’s Year of the Dragon Ambassador during the HONOR Magic6 series and HONOR Porsche Design launch.


In order to connect technology to more consumers, HONOR has launched a series of New Year-themed activities, services, and benefits in the past. For this year, HONOR prepared a magical New Year's Eve light show that combines modern technology and traditional architecture at the Taiyuan LIFE store. It was a visual feast aimed to bridge technology and art, and the collision of classics and the future to accompany consumers in 2023. On New Year's Eve, HONOR also road-tested HONOR 100 series smartphones equipped with SLR-level photo cameras to help customers take breathtaking New Year's photos.

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Esports unveiled as the first competitive title for the Esports World Cup

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is set to be one of the competitive titles featured at the Esports World Cup, with the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Mid Season Cup (MSC) and the MLBB Women's Invitational (MWI) venturing outside of Southeast Asia for the very first time in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. 

With over 1.46 billion installations and a monthly active user base of more than 110 million, the popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) title will showcase professional esports teams spanning from 14 international regions and over 35 countries vying for the largest ever prize pool in MLBB competitive history - USD 3,000,000. MSC 2024 will also feature the Wild Card format, that was showcased in the M5 World Championship last year. The country allocation for the Main Stage are as follows: 

Monday, January 22, 2024

realme Note 50: What can you do with a smartphone UNDER PHP 3,000?

 Get value for your money and a Long-lasting Value Companion with the realme Note 50

With a vast number of smartphones in the market, looking for a reliable all-rounder smartphone that doesn't burn a hole in the pocket can be a challenge. In a search for a versatile phone that caters to the needs of both Millennials and Gen Z alike, one stands out: the brand new realme Note 50.

The recently launched smartphone currently retails at an intro price that’s as low as PHP 2,499. The realme Note 50 promises a wide range of reliable features, making it the perfect choice for those who seek value for money. At this price point, realme proves that users can still go by their day-to-day lifestyle.

Saturday, January 20, 2024

‘Long-lasting Value Companion’ realme Note 50 now available online, starts at PHP 2,499

 This smartphone is the first release under realme’s new product line called the Note Series

realme Philippines, alongside Global HQ, unveiled a brand-new product line and introduced the realme Note 50 to the local Filipino market. Tagged as “Long-lasting Value Companion,” it is designed for every user looking for an affordable and trustworthy smartphone that does not fall short in durability, style, and features.

The realme Note 50 comes with a 6.7” 90Hz HD+ Display that is best suitable for browsing social media, messaging, streaming videos, and playing games. For its affordable price tag, the phone build has standout durability even in a lightweight and thin 7.99mm Ultra Slim Design that feels premium to hold. To assure quality and endurance for everyday usage, the realme Note 50 is certified with IP54 Dust and Water Resistance. This includes exposure to elements such as accidental splashes and other incidents.

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Samsung’s Grand Awesome Festival brings the new Galaxy A15 5G and A25 5G to Sinulog

Viva Pit Senyor! Get ready to play awesome as Samsung brings the newest members of the Galaxy A series to Sinulog Festival this January 20, 2024 at The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu.

In this exciting collaboration, Samsung has partnered with ABS-CBN's Kapamilya Karavan to make your Sinulog experience even more awesome with the Grand Awesome Festival. Meet some of the industry's top and rising artists, including #TeamGalaxy Belle Mariano. Attendees can also look forward to special performances and experiences with their favorite Kapamilya celebrities!

Festival-goers and tech enthusiasts alike are invited to visit the Samsung booth and experience firsthand the awesome features of the Galaxy A15 5G and A25 5G. The booth will have fun and interactive activities showcasing the features of their latest devices so you can play awesome.

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Samsung and Google Cloud Join Forces to Bring Generative AI to Samsung Galaxy S24 Series

Google’s Gemini Pro and Imagen 2 to deploy in producing new text, voice, and image features on the new Samsung Galaxy S24 series

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and Google Cloud today announced a new multi-year partnership to bring Google Cloud’s generative artificial intelligence (AI) technology to Samsung smartphone users around the globe. Starting with the Samsung Galaxy S24 series announced today at Galaxy Unpacked in San Jose, California, Samsung will be the first Google Cloud partner to deploy Gemini Pro and Imagen 2 on Vertex AI via the cloud to their smartphone devices.

“Google and Samsung have long shared deeply held values around the importance of making technology more helpful and accessible for everyone. We’re thrilled that the Galaxy S24 series is the first smartphone equipped with Gemini Pro and Imagen 2 on Vertex AI,” said Janghyun Yoon, Corporate EVP and Head of Software Office of Mobile eXperience Business at Samsung Electronics. “After months of rigorous testing and competitive evaluation, the Google Cloud and Samsung teams worked together to deliver the best Gemini-powered AI experience on Galaxy.”

realme’s All-New Note Series introduced: Philippines as one of the first countries to launch realme Note 50

 The “Long-lasting Value Companion” from realme arrives in PH, retails for PHP 3,999

At the beginning of the New Year, realme's CEO, Sky Li, announced a significant product strategy named "Top to Bottom Expansion" through an inspiring open letter to global users. This strategy aims to broaden the product portfolios to cover both premium and budget segments. Following the public introduction of realme's brand refresh in early January, Sky Li's rare release of an open letter underscores realme's confidence and ambition for 2024.

This year, realme will see the return of the GT series in overseas markets, representing the brand's pursuit of hardcore technology in the high-end segment. Simultaneously, the brand will launch the all-new Note series. Positioned as "long-lasting value," the Note series reflects realme's commitment to excellence in the entry-level smartphone market.

Pre-order your HONOR X9b 5G now for only Php 16,999 and get freebies worth Php 4,000!

HONOR X9b 5G stocks are running out fast! Don’t miss the FREE HONOR Gift Box and HONOR Choice X5 Earbuds worth Php4,000 extended until January 21!

After the grandiose launch of HONOR X9b 5G in the Philippines on January 12, the pre-orders skyrocketed day by day. Before stocks run out, HONOR Philippines is encouraging shoppers to pre-order theirs now for only Php 16,999 and extended until January 21, FREE HONOR Gift Box and HONOR Choice X5 Earbuds worth Php 4,000 will be given away for every purchase. Run to your nearest HONOR Experience and Partner stores or online via Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok Shop!

The success of HONOR X9b 5G is not a surprise for us, but HONOR fans never fail to overwhelm us with their support! This was the very reason why we are extending the FREE HONOR Gift Box and HONOR Choice X5 Earbuds until January 21,” said HONOR Philippines Vice President Stephen Cheng.

Unlock The City on Moovr’s Newest Rides and Improved Mobile App


Moovr is the simple solution to getting you ahead. Take charge of your own Mooves through the city and through life, one convenient ride at a time. Moovr’s newest electric-powered rides are available in expanded locations visible through their improved mobile app, making it easier for you to get where you’re going for the most affordable price in the city.

Moovr offers an economical alternative for your daily travels, allowing you to get to your destination for as low as P25. Being 100% cashless and self-serviced, you can use digital credits for seamless and affordable transportation. The app allows you to check real-time ride availability across stations in BGC, Mckinley Hill, and Makati where you can instantly rent a device, eliminating the need to navigate through traffic or wait for a ride. Simply open the app, locate the nearest device, and end your ride in multiple convenient locations in these cities.

PetPal launches PH’s first all-in-one pet care super app

In yet another industry-first, 917Ventures’ PetPal, a front-runner in pet care in Southeast Asia, has unveiled their all-in-one pet care super app. The platform serves as a mobile version of their comprehensive pet care solution.

The startup aims to address the needs of the underserved pet population of roughly 17 million dogs and 8 million cats nationwide by connecting users to a vast network of over 1,500 licensed veterinarians and 500 partner clinics. Additionally, PetPal provides pet owners with real-time access to pet healthcare services–streamlining pet record management and appointment scheduling.

"With the launch of the PetPal super app, we are not just introducing a product but pioneering a revolution in pet care. Our goal is to make high-quality pet care accessible to every pet owner in the Philippines, and this app is a significant step towards achieving that," said Carlo Flordeliza, Senior Venture Builder at 917Ventures.

Samsung lights up SM Mall of Asia Globe for Galaxy Unpacked

In anticipation of Galaxy Unpacked happening on January 18, Samsung is teasing new mobile AI-powered capabilities. 

To hype excitement, the iconic SM Mall of Asia Globe was lit up to announce an imminent revolutionary mobile experience that will change the way you live, connect, and create with the Galaxy S series.

Monday, January 15, 2024

Keep the holiday vibe all year round with Sony’s SRS-XV800

Seize every moment with your loved ones and keep the holiday spirit alive year-round with joyful parties and celebrations. What better way to level up the festive mood than having a high-quality speaker like the Sony SRS-XV800?

Whether you are organizing an indoor or outdoor get-together, Sony's SRS-XV800 is the ideal companion to power up your party. What's even better is that the Php 3,300 cashback offer for SRS-XV800 has been extended until January 31, 2024!

Available Now: Samsung Galaxy A15 5G and A25 5G, starts at Php 10,990

 Here are all the ways you can play awesome with the Super AMOLED Display and Supercharged Battery of these new devices!

Awesome adventures await with the Galaxy A15 5G and Galaxy A25 5G, Samsung’s most affordable 5G smartphones that can keep up with your awesome lifestyle! From outdoor video streaming to all-day gaming, these phones can satisfy all your needs from a smartphone with their Super AMOLED Displays and enhanced 5,000 mAh batteries that can now support 25W super fast charging.

The Galaxy A15 5G is available for only P10,990 for the 4GB+128GB model and P14,990 for the 8GB+256GB model. Meanwhile, the Galaxy A25 5G costs P15,990 for the 6GB+128GB model and P18,990 for the 8GB+256GB variant, with a complimentary 25W travel adapter if you order before March 31, 2024.

Here’s how the Galaxy A15 5G and A25 5G can help you play awesome at a wallet-friendly price.


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