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Monday, May 16, 2022

PlayPark presents ‘Noah's Heart’ An Open-World Sci-fi MMORPG for SEA Service

PlayPark, the leading online game publisher in Southeast Asia under Asiasoft Corporation, has teamed up with Archosaur Games, the developers for Dragon Raja, a popular fantasy mobile game, to announce the rights to launch 'Noah's Heart', a giant sci-fi MMORPG mobile game that worldwide gamers have been waiting for. In China alone, this game has seen over 10 million pre-registrations. PlayPark plans to launch the game in 6 countries in Southeast Asia, namely Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Indonesia. The game will be localized in 5 languages: Thai, English, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Bahasa Indonesia.



Dagupan's foodpanda Solo Walker is A Single Mom

foodpanda, one of the country's food delivery app, aims to give opportunities to Filipinos regardless of gender to become a "Ka Panda" delivery partner. We are familiar with foodpanda's delivery partners in motorcycles or bicycles, but you might be surprised that others deliver on food. 

As such, a Ka-Panda walker partner in Dagupan area holds the distinction of being foodpanda's lone walker in that area. She is Sheila Macabenta, a 43-year old single mother to her 3 children.


TRAVEL: Tokyo at A Glance- Traveling Tips, Do's and Don'ts

Tokyo is a wonderful place with lots of old and modern structure, lots of food choices and shopping destinations. Of course, there's also Disneyland, Disney Sea among others. Going places is also easy, either you take the train (JR Line), subway (Tokyo Metro and Toei), bus, boat, or taxi. In our case, we availed of Tokyo Metro's Tourist Pass (72 Hours) which we bought from the airport (Narita). 

Sensoji Temple, Asakusa

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Level-up Hybrid Learning Experience

Students of all ages has become adept at online learning especially for the past two years. This is also true with teachers and parents, who act as the students guide. However, there are still others who have not mastered the new art called hybrid learning. This is different from both fully-online and fully-offline learning.

You Can Never Go Wrong with Jollibee's Chickenjoy!

With the restrictions brought about by the pandemic easing up, things are slowly getting better for us even if there are still challenges such as rising prices of fuel, commodities, and essentials. 

But for us parents, we always want the best for our family. Our love for our family is the fuel that makes us, parents keep going and always aim for the best. 

But no matter the situation is, it is always possible to bring priceless joy to the family and it is always a delight to see the family happy when there's Jollibee's best-tasting Chickenjoy!


Amazing Deals from the New All-in-One App Maya

Maya, the new all-in-one app and its merchant partners for all things money has exciting treats for its subscribers with its Feel-Good Deals promo!

For the month of May, Maya users can continue to revel in exciting offers from a wide variety of lifestyle brands, electronics, household items, hotels, and much, much more simply by using Maya via QR or online. 


Saturday, May 14, 2022

Festival: A Celebration of Life and Colors

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

Due to unforeseen incident, FESTIVAL Art Exhibit at the Gateway Gallery will be moved to another date. 


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Festival, the second solo exhibit of visual artist and painter Ginny Guanco formally opens on May 19, 2022 at the Gateway Gallery in Araneta, Quezon City. 

The festive visuals are rendered in different media and aims to depict the festive spirit and joyous disposition of the Filipino. 


HOTEL REVIEW: Casa Kalinaw in San Juan, Batangas

Summers are best spent on the beach.

Now that the lockdown restrictions are becoming a thing of the past, boarders are opening up and people can now travel without thinking of getting a PCR or Antigen test. So one fine Monday, we found ourselves traveling South to San Juan, Batangas. Destination Casa Kalinaw. 


SM Telabastagan and SM Pampanga Join SM Cares' Roster of Plastic Waste Collection

SM Supermalls corporate social responsibility arm- SM Cares, added SM Telabastagan and SM Pampanga to the growing list of SM Malls that are now a part of its Plastic Waste Collection Program. 

Friday, May 13, 2022

Level-up Flying Experience with Emirates Premium Economy

Emirates announces that new cabin class Premium Economy will be deployed on high-traffic A380 routes to London Heathrow, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Sydney, and Christchurch. The Premium Economy will be open for sale on June 1, for flights August 1 onwards. 


Globe At Home GFiber for For WFH and Online Class Setups

Internet has become the lifeblood of every household since the pandemic began in 2020. People are now more sensitive when it comes to internet downtime, technical updates, and speed because they don't want disruptions in their work or schooling. 

There's been a demand for reliable and faster broadband connection and Globe At Home had to innovate and deliver on the expectations to keep customers satisfied. It increased high-speed fiber capacity and laid down 1.4 million Fiber-to-the-Home lines in 2021 alone. 


HOTEL REVIEW: Ascott Makati

Ascott Makati is one of the perfect place if you're looking for a hotel in Metro Manila as it is located in Makati or the Central Business District. Place is near the airport (both international and domestic). This is also a great hotel for staycation because it's literally a short walk to the mall.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Maya: It's More Than A Bank

Finance app PayMaya has evolved from an e-wallet to an all-in-one money app called Maya. The all-new and improved Maya app combines the popular PayMaya e-wallet with new features like crypto, and a digital banking experience thru Maya Bank, that allows one to save, grow, invest, and master your money- simply by using your smartphone. 


5 Ways You Can Make the Most of Your Time with Family and Friends in the New Normal


 

After spending the last two summers apart, many of us are ready to resume our social connections and make new memories. You can jumpstart your next exciting experience with GLife since managing the new normal has never been easier or more convenient owing to its offerings. 


Friday, April 29, 2022

0917 Lifestyle Advocates Sustainable Fashion

Globe is just one of the many other companies who joined the world in celebrating the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day last April 22, 2022. In line with the theme- Investing in Our Planet, Globe is rallying its customers to incorporate sustainable practices in their daily lives and actively care for the environment. 

Known for its progressive urban wear brand 0917 Lifestyle, the brand is now showcasing its line of sustainable fashion in collaboration with social enterprise, Revolve. The Sustainable Fashion Line include shirts and tote bags made from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) bottles. 


Thursday, April 28, 2022

Happiest Bonding Moments with Jolly Spaghetti

One thing that’s been keeping a lot of families sane during tough times is the opportunity to bond with their 
loved ones, especially their kids. Spending time doing things that put smiles on everyone’s faces helps people 
stay happy and positive.
Nothing makes these moments more special than eating together food that everyone loves. For a lot of Filipino parents and their kids, one great meal to bond over is the tried-and-tested favorite—Jollibee’s Jolly Spaghetti.


Huawei: Attracting World-Class Talents with World-Class Challenges

Huawei kicked off its 19th annual Global Analyst Summit in Shenzen, China. Ken Hu, Huawei's Rotating Chairman said that the company will continue to boost investments in innovation to build new products and enhance and accelerate new technologies. 

"At Huawei, when we talk about innovation, the first thing we think is people. We hope to attract world-class talent with world-class challenges, and work together to push the limits of science and technology," said Hu. 


foodpanda Spearheads BuyAnihan Palengke Livelihood Program with NGO Ople Center

foodpanda and Blas Ople Policy Center and Training Institute teamed-up for the expansion of BuyAnihan Palengke CSR. It aims to help enterprising Filipinos become resellers of fresh produce sourced directly from local farmers. 


Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Nevareth League 2021 Announces Grand Finals

Cabal Mobile's first-ever Nevareth League 2021 moves to its final phase with its MMORPG Grand Finals on April 30, 2022. 

With Cabal M's 200K+ strong active gamers that formed over 2,000 guilds since the tournament's announcement last October 2021, different Cabal Mobile guilds from all three servers have been locked in fierce competition at the first-ever Nevareth League 2021. 


Thursday, April 21, 2022

Noname Security Partners AZ Asia-Pacific to Accelerate Growth in Singapore and The Philippines

Noname Security, the leading API security company, recently announced that it has appointed AZ Asia-Pacific as its distribution partner in Singapore and The Philippines as it continues to expand within Asia Pacific. To drive customer acquisition and market share expansion, Noname Security has appointed Lim Pun Kok as Vice President Sales, Asia Pacific, and Eric Chong as Channel Sales Director, Asia Pacific.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Transforming Next Generation into Successful Tech Professionals

StackTrek announced what it’s calling an “ambitious, all-hands-on-deck” Code Your Future initiative to get young men and women in the Philippines coding. This is a joint effort with the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the education industry with estimated 150 participating universities, and the private industry, including some of the biggest tech companies in the country.

Special Easter Menus When You Fly Emirates

As part of the company's commitment to elevate its customer service, Emirates is celebrating Easter on board and in select airport lounges worldwide. This is a first and definitely not the last seasonal experience. 

The Easter menu is available to customers in all cabin classes from April 16 to 18 when traveling from Dubai to destinations in Europe, Ausrtalia, USA, Canada, South Africa, Brazil, and the Philippines. 

Emirates will also observe Orthodox Easter with special menus for customers traveling on flights from Dubai to Cyprus and Greece from April 23 to 25. 


Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Skyforge Elevates Pre-registration with US$20,000 Cosplay Contest

PlayPark Inc. is proud to announce that action MMORPG Skyforge is indeed coming to Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Players can look forward to going god mode in Skyforge during the Closed Beta Test this April. 


Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Pizza Hut Comes in Hot with New Delco Store in Timog, QC

Pizza Hut recently turned up the heat at one of the most popular foodie hotspots in Quezon City with the launch of a new DELCO store that will make it easier for more customers to enjoy their favorite pizzas and side dishes anytime and anywhere!


Coins.ph Is Now Under The Management of Joffre Capital and Wei Zhou-led Consortium

The Philippines' leading fiat and crypto wallet services provider announced today that global technology buyout firm Joffre Capital has just acquired Coins.ph. As part of the new management and new group of shareholders, Wei Zhou, former CFO of Binance will be at the helm of Coins.ph and will strategically focus on blockchain and digital asset initiatives. 



"We are excited to be working with Joffre Capital to commit Coins.ph to the mission of bringing financial empowerment through blockchain technology and innovation. We have seen digital assets and Web3 applications impact everyday life in the Philippines and are honored to have the opportunity to build fully regulated products and services that will enable financial freedom for our users," said Wei Zhou, CEO of Coins.ph. 

Existing products and services of Coins.ph will remain the app but expect it to undergo changes that will offer more advance and seamless user experience. Coins.ph' new initiatives will focus on Web3, with the new crypto products and services set for launch within the year. 

"As a technology-focused buyout investor, Joffre Capital sees tremendous opportunity for value creation in Coins.ph to be innovative and crypto native to serve the digital-first users in the Philippines and other regions in the future. We are excited to be driving this mission with our partners led by Wei Zhou as the new CEO. The new management team's technology and operational expertise is world class," said Ding'an Fei, Managing Partner at Joffre Capital. 

In addition to new products and services, Coins.ph plans to be much more active in the local community through online and offline events sponsorships, we well as regular user engagement and financial education initiatives. 


Solane Rolls-out More Affordable Sakto Nationwide

Solane Sakto, the new Solane cylinder that holds 1.4kg of LPG gives customers easier access to safe kitchen fuel. 

"Solane has been a household name for many years, and the brand has always stood for safety, quality, and reliability. With Solane Sakto, we hope to give the same experience to more Filipinos so they can enjoy their time in their kitchens without the risk that come with illegal and less sustainable alternatives," said Tonito Gonzalez, Solane LPG CEO. 


TECNO Mobile Power-Up Local Community Heroes

Staying true to its commitment to bring innovative and high-performing smartphones to emerging 
markets, and providing support to Filipinos, one community at a time, premium smartphone and AIoT 
brand, TECNO Mobile, recently concluded its first couple of CSR activities in the Philippines for 2022. These events are part of TECNO’s ongoing CSR program, which kicked off in 2021 with the City of 
Manila, the Ina ng Lupang Pangako Parish in Payatas, and the scholars of Project Malasakit as its 
beneficiaries.


The project is in line with the launch campaign of POVA Neo, TECNO Mobile’s latest smartphone 
offering, which celebrates everyday heroes who power on with their day-to-day tasks in order to serve 
the community. For this year’s CSR activities, TECNO Mobile partnered with Grab PH, plus a few of 
the country’s up and coming content creators, to reach out to local communities once again, and inspire people and make a difference. Through this initiative the brand also hoped to motivate more people to participate in community outreach programs, and make them see that it isn’t about the size of the 
donation, but the sincerity to help others. 

SM On Women Empowerment: Role of Women in Disaster Resilience

SM Cares, together with the Women's International Network on Disaster Risk Reduction (WIN DRR) and the Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies-Philippines (ARISE-Philippines), conducted a webinar on the importance of women in disaster resilience in celebration of 2022 National Women's Month. 


Thursday, April 7, 2022

IKEA: Visualizing A Sustainable Home

Swedish brand IKEA supports its vision to create a better life a home, and in line with this, IKEA launched its sustainability range- a wide variety of affordable, quality home furnishings that will help the many Filipinos achieve a sustainable life at home. 

"For us, a sustainable life at home is affordable and attainable through small actions that will eventually create a big impact on home life and on our Earth," said Georg Platzer, Store Manager of IKEA Pasay City. "At IKEA, we believe that sustainable living cannot be a luxury for the few. It must be affordable for the many." 

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

HotBox: The World is Your Dining Room

We all crave for a hot or warm meal and homegrown HotBox Philippines is meant to address just that especially for busy people. While food deliveries always strive to bring orders piping hot, the distance from the restaurant to the customer's doorstep affects the temperature of the food being delivered. And food has always played a great part in a Filipino's bonding activity. It definitely is a turn-off to eat cold food and that can dampen one's mood. HotBox Philippines seeks to change the way Filipinos enjoy packaged meals with technology that heats up your food right at the time that you are ready to dig in, anytime and anywhere.  

foodpanda Partners with UBX to Provide Assistance to Odette-Affected Vendors

foodpanda and UBX' SeekCap recently launched a partnership to provide loan assistance to thousands of foodpanda vendors in the Visayas and Mindanao who were affected by Typhoon Odette. 

The partnership aims to assist more than 8,000 partner vendors who will avail of loans worth P50,000 to P1 million from SeekCap, which provides affordable and accessible credit to micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) through its online lending marketplace. 

Monday, April 4, 2022

StackLeague S2: Bigger and Better with 10M Cash Prize Pool

The largest online programming league to ever exist in the country is back with over 10,000 contestants and a P10M cash prize pool. StackLeague not only provides an avenue to test one's limit in programming but it also offers free trainings, and opportunities to train with the best developers. 


Huawei 2021 Annual Report: Solid Operations, Investing In The Future

Huawei released its 2021 Annual Report last March 28 and has revealed that the company maintained solid operations throughout the past year. According to the report, Huawei achieved CNY636.8 billion in revenue in 2021, and CNY113.7 billion in net profits, an increase of 75.9% year-on-year. The company's R&D expenditure reached CNY142.7 billion in 2021, representing 22.4% of its total revenue, and bringing a total R&D expenditure over the past 10 years to over CNY845 billion. The company aims to continuously increase investment in R&D. 

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Sunday, April 3, 2022

Emirates' Offers Ramadan Options for Fasting Passengers

The Holy Month of Ramadan has just began and Emirates' is once again offering its signature Ramadan services for fasting passengers, helping them travel better and catering to their special needs during this important time. 


Immerse Yourself in Nature at Banwa Private Island

Unleash the explorer in you and have your fill of nature's wonder not only at Banwa Private Island but in the neighboring islands as well. Calming waterfalls, tranquil river sanctuary, mystical rainforests and other local experiences. Of course, there's also the famous pristine sands and turquoise waters of Northeastern Palawan.  


GCASH Digital Excellence Awards Highlights MSME Sector

The pandemic has greatly affected both consumers and businesses but it has also been a game changer for business owners to adapt and innovate their services to cater to the growing needs of the "new normal." This is why GCash has been committed to improving its digital products to cater to both the needs of Filipino customers and local businesses and enterprises who need future-ready solutions. 

The GCash Digital Excellence Awards is an opportunity to highlight real-time and real-life innovation in the Philippine market. GCash, aims to recognize the institutions that have taken significant steps towards revolutionizing digital solutions and implemented programs that help protect transactions and the delivery of their services. 

Saturday, April 2, 2022

HOTEL REVIEW: Microtel by Wyndham Boracay

If you are after a nice respite from the office or busy city life, then going to the beach will definitely help you recharge. Of course, you need to consider the location of your hotel also. In our case, we wanted a hotel that is far from the usual crowded areas in Boracay and we found our gem in- Microtel by Wyndham via Booking.com, located at Diniwid Beach. 


AMDABiDSS-Health Enhances Disease Surveillance in Mindanao

Health matters especially after having experienced the pandemic. It is also important to note that our health system is at a disadvantage, and we as a country was not prepared to handle the pandemic when it began in 2020.

In an effort to support local government units and their corresponding health systems and agencies in Mindanao, Malayan Colleges Mindanao, in cooperation with the University of the Philippines-Mindanao, have launched the Center for Applied Modeling, Data Analytics and Bioinformatics for Decision Support Systems in Health (AMDABiDSS-Health). 


Lenovo Introduces the New Yoga 9i

Lenovo is finally bringing in its much anticipated new addition flagship convertible laptop, the Lenovo Yoga 9i to the Philippines. It has the iconic 360-degree flexible hinge design, the Yoga laptop redefined the industry 10 years ago when it first came out in the market. A decade later, the Yoga spans and stretches across form factors, bringing bold innovation and refined craftsmanship to consumers in a 'work/learn/play-from-anywhere' world. 


Monday, March 28, 2022

AutoDeal Steers PHL Automotive eCommerce Forward with 13th Insights Report

The automotive industry is going through a state of massive change from connectivity, electrification and digitization of the customer experience. Customers expect seamless digital experiences not only from ecommerce, but also when buying a car, where they expect a personalized and multi-channel journey. 

Faulty Wiring, Kitchen Fires, Illegal LPG Are Just Some of the Concerns for 2022 Fire Prevention Month

As per Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) report, fire incidents this year has jump by almost 13% as compared to last year. This is mostly due to faulty electrical wiring. 


Solane LPG, the country's leading LPG brand, has 9 raids so far in different areas of the country from the beginning of the year to fight against dangerous, substandard, and illegal LPGs that may cause fires and explosions in unsuspecting households. 

The Power to Beat: TECNO Mobile's POVA Neo Has 6000mAh Battery

Premium smartphone and AIoT brand, TECNO Mobile, introduces its latest offering to the Philippine market, the full-power POVA Neo. With its 6,000mAh large battery and 18W fast charger, POVA Neo is a battery beast, promising to give users more than enough energy to power through the day. 

Saturday, March 26, 2022

NEW LEGENDS ARE BORN: ASUS Republic of Gamers Announces A New Line of Gaming Laptops Powered by 12th Gen Intel Core CPUs

New Legends Are Born. The new ROG and TUF Gaming laptops powered by the 12th Gen Intel CPUs have been unleashed in the Philippines. Led by ROG's innovation product, the ROG Flow Z13, together with the new-and-improved models of the ROG Strix SCAR, ROG Zephyrus M16, TUF Dash F15, and TUF Gaming F15/17, ROG is primed to take 2022 by storm. 


Friday, March 25, 2022

HOTEL REVIEW: Henann Prime Beach Resort Boracay

It's been a long time since our last vacay since the pandemic started in year 2020 so we're quite excited to have our fill of vitamin sea. Chosen location is in Boracay. Also, I haven't stepped in Boracay for more than five years already if I'm not mistaken. Oooops!

We were billeted in Station 2 during our previous Boracay trip so this time, we chose a hotel in Station 1 because it is less crowded. We found our perfect hotel via Booking.com except all slots were already taken on our chosen dates so I did the reservation at Henann Prime Beach Resort Boracay and paid directly also. Transaction was fast and I got email confirmation right after. 


It's Bagong Awra with Silka!

That feeling of being cooped up. We all had it, and not one of us liked it. We were kinda deprived all this time; of great outdoors, of the sun, of having the freedom to just step out and bask in the glow of friendships, family, the world!

We've been stuck at home for so long. Ang daming bawal because of the pandemic. Meds and food runs were the only things allowed. School was virtual. WFH was the norm. Since we stayed in, we kinda let things go-- correction, we let ourselves go, as we haven't been feeling or looking our best. Haggard is a word that comes to mind- and woah, who wants that, right?

But now, things are looking up! The malls, the beaches, the schools and offices are open, the world is ready again for us. But how ready will you be for the world?


The 70th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature is Now Accepting Entries

The long wait is over! After a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic, the most prestigious literary contest in the country is back and now accepting entries to the 70th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. 

"We know that the past two years have been very challenging for everyone because of the pandemic. As we slowly get back on track and ease into the new normal, we believe the time is ripe to once again, promote and celebrate Philippine literature and honor our literary artists," said Bernardita Ben, CPMA Administrative Manager and Official Spokeperson. 


Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Family Bonding Time Made Special with Jollibee Chickenjoy!

A family bonding is not complete without some food, because food is what binds the family together. And to make bonding moments with the family much more special, it's only right to give them the best and easiest choice- Jollibee Chickenjoy, everyone's favorite fried chicken. 


Banwa Private Island: A Sanctuary For Nature Lovers

Banwa Private Island is proud to give credence to its everyday heroes, who work passionately together to protect Mother Nature. The team's collective love of nature has continuously inspired each one to be the custodians of the environment. 


Power Mac Center Offers Exciting Deals via Home Credit, and Up Trade Program

Power Mac Center highlights "iPhone for All" as its special 2022 campaign. This campaign is not just focused on Apple enthusiasts but for new-to-iPhone users as well. 

"Since 1994, Power Mac Center has not wavered in its commitment to make the Apple ecosystem closer to the local market. Our top priority always is to deliver quality and premium services, in a way that's also attuned to customer's needs. Now that the world is reopening, we're making the shift convenient for them as we're excited to once more see how people stretch their talent and imagination using the iPhone as their productivity and creativity tool," said Joey Alvarez, Power Mac Center Director of Product Management, Marketing, and Space Planning. 


Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Lenovo is an Official Partner of Formula 1 2022

Lenovo recently announced that it is an Official Partner of the upcoming Formula 1 season. The multi-year deal will see Lenovo's cutting-edge technology used across Formula 1's operations as it continues to bring the highest-level of racing and entertainment to its worldwide fanbase. As global leaders in their respective fields, Formula 1 and Lenovo want to push the boundaries of what's possible when combining sports with advanced technology. 

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