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Monday, December 19, 2022

Building brand love in the Next Normal: How Mang Inasal redefines moment marketing for and with the customers


In an ever-changing digital landscape, brands have to get with the times in order to stay relevant and connected to their consumers. Sounds challenging, but it can definitely be done!

TikTok Philippines Names Top Trends and Creator Faves in 2022

Year on TikTok 2022 relives this year's popular trends, creators and moments that sparked joy and real-world impact among Filipinos everywhere

TikTok, the leading destination for short form mobile video, looks back at the past 12 months to unveil Year on TikTok 2022's top trends, creators, and most influential positive moments that made the year truly #ForYou in the country as well as the rest of the world. TikTok also highlights the #ForYou favorites that gave joy and entertainment to the community in 2022. 

Power Mac Center Opens First 'Apple Premium Partner' Store in Power Plant Mall

Power Mac Center opens the first Apple Premium Partner store opened last December 16 at the Power Plant Mall. The new one-stop concept store offers the complete experience- retail, service, and training which are all accessible in the selling area. 

With a shopping space of 275sqm, the newly opened store carries a comprehensive lineup of Apple products that includes iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, and accessories including AirPods and AirTag, It also has a Mobile Care Service Center helmed by expert technicians that can provide repair services and offer product knowledge, as well as dedicated space for product and feature demos conducted by Apple Certified Trainers. 

Saturday, December 10, 2022

DITO Telecommunity: Amplifying Passions and Productivity through Reliable Connectivity

The online world showcases a treasure chest of Pinoy talent, creativity and sense of community that spring from pursuing shared passions.  Not surprising as Filipinos have consistently been named as the top social media users in recent years. 

Friday, December 9, 2022

P&G Gives Tips on Inclusive Practices for A Breastfeeding-friendly Workplace

Going back to work after giving birth is a challenging experience especially for a breastfeeding mom, and her infant. Proper support or accommodation in the workplace makes this more achievable and fosters inclusivity for working moms. P&G Philippines, known for its equality and inclusion practices, shares how they enable this at work. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

FedEx Partners with Haribon Foundation to Help Reforest Sierra Madre Mountain Range

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and one of the world's largest express transportation companies, through its global community engagement program FedEx Cares, collaborated with Haribon Foundation to reforest Mt. Batolusong in the south end of the Sierra Madre Mountain range. 

Maya Spread Christmas Cheer with Merry Money Holiday Promo

Christmas comes early to Maya subscribers as the all-in-one and digital banking app gives its subscribers an early Christmas treat with its Merry Money Holiday Promo! A total of P2M worth of prizes is at stake, so join the merriment by simply using your Maya app from November 23 to December 20, 2022. 

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Joshua Garcia celebrates Christmas Magic as the new face of GCash for the holidays

There are still several days until Christmas, yet the season is already very much alive everywhere in the country. While the last few years may have been a little less jolly, GCash, the country’s leading e-wallet app, is bringing back the magic to the holidays with a little help from Philippine entertainment’s new 
leading man. 

beep™ ensures convenience, security with official online stores launch

beep card is now available in online shops like Lazada, Shopee, and FB Messenger. 

beep™ launches online sales via e-commerce platforms Lazada, Shopee, and Facebook Marketplace for users and commuters to more conveniently and safely purchase beep™ stored value cards within minutes and a few taps. 

Solane offers safe and quality Solane Sakto LPG for budget-conscious consumers

Solane has been a trusted companion of Filipino households when it comes to cooking for over 50 years, may it be simple #LutongSolane meals at home or grand and festive celebrations and get-togethers. This Christmas, Solane wants to make sure that more Filipinos enjoy their meals and celebrations without breaking the bank, even if they want to enjoy festive meals outside the house.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

70th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature Honor Winners

The 70th Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, Philippines' prestigious literary award-giving body hosts its annual ceremony to honor the winners. 

After a 2-year hiatus because of the pandemic, the ceremony was held at the Marquis Events Place in Bonifacio Global City. A total of 59 awardees (writers, poets, and playwrights) were chosen as this year's recipients, 28 of which are first-time awardees.

BPI AIA's PamilyaProtect is Now Available Via Messenger App

Most Filipinos are quite skeptical when it comes to insurance, or another reason is that there's this notion that insurance is expensive. 

Insurance firm BPI AIA (formerly BPI-Philam) has introduced 'Pamilya Protect,' a life insurance designed for everyone in mind. Available via FB Messenger, PamilyaProtect is a health, life, and accident insurance plan tolled into one to give the whole family the peace of mind they need right now. 

"We have always pushed to offer protection products that were inclusive, allowing people from all walks of life to be able to get it quickly and affordably. More and more people need this protection daily. As our mission states- we make sure that insurance is easy to get and easy to have for every Filipino, no matter what class they belong to. With PamilyaProtect, that has become reality. Now, insurance is for everyone," said Surendra Menon, CEO of BPI AIA. 

Monday, November 28, 2022

Skin Nutrition: A Vegan Skincare Line by Artistry

Filipino beauty enthusiasts can now experience a new approach to skincare. Artistry Skin Nutrition, the clean, traceable, vegan skincare line from the global leader in health and wellness, Amway

Artistry Skin Nutrition works like supplements for the skin, thanks to its cutting-edge skin science and the infusion of powerful phytonutrient botanicals from no less than Nutrilite, the world’s number one selling vitamins and dietary supplement brand. It is also the only vitamin brand to grow harvest and process plants in their own organic farms, ensuring that the products are pure, safe, and effective. 

Saturday, November 26, 2022

BPI AIA makes health security affordable and accessible for SMEs

An economy like the Philippines which is made up of hundreds of thousands of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), employees are instrumental in driving the success of recovery efforts.

Yet behind the momentum of thriving in the “now normal” lurks the financial risk that comes with the 
increased likelihood of sickness among workers. Sickness and accidents happen when one least expects it and the resulting expenses from hospitalization, rehabilitation, medicines, and other treatment can 
easily set one back by millions of pesos. SMEs, by nature, are particularly exposed to this kind of 
liability, in addition to the intangible losses this may incur, such as reputation damage from service 

Mosquito-free Coast at Banwa Private Island

Banwa Private Island is on track to become the first mosquito-free island in the Philippines. To protect the island's biodiversity, the all luxury-villa holiday destination aims to eradicate mosquitoes without the use of harmful pesticides. 

Reload beep via ShopeePay

beep™ operator AF Payments Inc. is bringing commuters another option to top up their card with its 
newest e-wallet partner ShopeePay. By using ShopeePay for beep™ transactions, users can enjoy the 
convenience of reloading in a few taps and even earn cashbacks during special promotions.

RP Blu Boys Begins Quest for World Cup Campaign

After months of grueling preparations, RP Blu Boys begin their quest for World Cup glory as they tackle powerhouse Team USA on November 26, at the Rosedale Park in Auckland NZ. 

The Philippines' Men National Softball who qualified for the World Cup after a strong finish in the Asia Qualifiers, is bracketed in Group A with very strong teams such as Argentina, USA, Cuba, Czech Republic and host, New Zealand. 

Friday, November 25, 2022

How Philippines businesses Can Tighten Up Software Supply Chain Against Cyber Attacks

by Dean Vaughan, Vice President of Asia Pacific, Azul

In September 2022, Philippines Airlines lost the personal data of frequent flyers when its IT provider was hacked, adding yet another example of supply chain attacks that have bedeviled businesses globally in the past year.

The cyberattack on a third-party IT provider for the airline caused the names, birth dates, nationality, gender and points balance, among other details to be stolen.

Thursday, November 24, 2022

TikTok Offers Growth Opportunities for MSMEs on the Platform

TikTok, the leading destination for short-form mobile video, is capitalizing on its array of commerce solutions to help brands develop and launch campaigns that can maximize their market engagement, reach more customers, and generate favorable returns. 

Breaking The Code: Predator Gaming x Blacklist International Dota 2

After solidifying their position in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang as a global esports giant, Tier One Entertainment and Blacklist International are finally expanding to Dota 2 in partnership with Predator Gaming.  Blacklist Dota 2 is here and the team has some of the best Filipino talents on its roster as it vies for international acclaim in the highly competitive esports landscape.

Power Mac Center Launches 'Presence and Presents' Holiday Campaign


This holiday season, Power Mac Center (PMC) is inviting everyone to celebrate by making time for the people they treasure the most. Because showing up means showing love, the Apple Premium Reseller supports customers by launching its holiday promos and a special short film competition, wherein it will be giving away a brand-new iPhone 14 and more.

Huawei Signs ITU Pledge to Digitally Connect 120M People in Remote Areas

Huawei has signed a global commitment to join the International Telecommunication Union's Partner2Connect digital alliance, which will bring connectivity to about 120M people in remote areas in more than 80 countries by 2025. 

Liang Hua, Chairman of Huawei, announced the decision at the company's 2022 Sustainability Forum, Connectivity+: Innovate for Impact. The forum explored how ICT innovation could unleash the business and social value of connectivity and drive sustainability in the digital economy era. Speakers at the event included senior leaders from the ITU and United Nations. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

DJI Agriculture Launches the Mavic 3 Multispectral to Spark the Development of Global Precision Agriculture

DJI Mavic 3 Multispectral will help farmers to improve quality and efficiency of their production while reducing crop monitoring analysis costs

DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and creative camera technology, today introduces DJI Mavic 3 Multispectral, bringing advanced productivity tools to individuals and organizations engaged in precision agriculture around the world. This version of DJI Mavic 3 is equipped with a multispectral imaging system that quickly captures crop growth information to achieve more effective crop production. Mavic 3 Multispectral is a must-have solution for a broad scope of application scenarios in the fields of precision agriculture and environmental monitoring.

PLDT reinforces PH as next hyperscale hub in Southeast Asia at Telecoms World Asia

The PLDT Group bolsters its mission to help make the Philippines Southeast Asia’s next hyperscale hub. At the recent Telecoms World Asia conference held in Bangkok, Thailand, PLDT Enterprise’s Asia-Pacific Regional Head, Jeff Mendoza, emphasized the critical role played by PLDT in creating the digital infrastructure required by the country’s transformation into a regional hyperscale powerhouse.

SM Cares Partner with SMDC Light Mall & Superbook to Promote Disaster Resilience Among Kids

As a company that strives for advocacies that benefit different sectors of society, SM Cares is committed to implementing programs on disaster preparedness and resilience that are inclusive, creating relevant initiatives not just for women, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities, but also for children and youth.

DITO Telecom Continues to Empower Communities in the Provinces

In line with the commitment of DITO Telecommunity to be a partner in nation-building and to bridge Filipinos wherever they may be, it has spearheaded a series of events in various provinces in high hopes of empowering communities together through stronger connectivity. 

DITO partnered with the local government units of Boracay and Cebu to launch its “Level Up Ka DITO” program which aims to provide alternative sources of income to local entrepreneurs. 

Friday, November 18, 2022

Get For Fries Sake Exclusively via foodpanda!

Are you a die-hard french fries lover? Do you always find yourself daydreaming of munching on fries? If yes, then you have a serious case of french fries fever. Worry not because here comes a new french fry fix to excite your taste buds.

Introducing an all-new favorite that will make you scream “I want more!” – For Fries Sake, the fries worth shouting about! 

Acer 'Unbox The Holidays' with Exciting Promos

Acer rings in the holiday season with bigger and better surprises to its customers. Be ready to unbox the holidays with the most wonderful gifts from Acer and The SM Stores! 

Get up to P8K worth of Digital Gift Pass from The SM Store when you register your new Acer product for warranty until December 31, 2022. 

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Big Discounts on ASUS and ROG Holiday Promo 2022

 ASUS and ROG Share 2022 Promo! Buyers of selected ASUS, TUF, and ROG computers, mobile phones, and peripherals will have access to limited-time exclusive bundle packages and discounts beginning November 15, 2022 and continuing through December 31, 2022. 

That’s not all - ASUS and ROG laptops are also made more affordable with up to 12 months 0% installment via Home Credit. It’s the perfect time to score your dream creator, productivity and gaming laptops from ASUS and ROG. Boost your creativity and productivity anytime and anywhere with ASUS Zenbook and Vivobook laptops

The Season of Joyful Celebration is Here Again and Jollibee Brings Back 'Sarap ng Pasko'

Jollibee and its creative agency Publicis JimenezBasic (PJB) show the kind of Christmas that Pinoys love and have longed for in the fast-food chain’s latest ad for the holidays. Titled “Sa Jollibee, Sarap ng Pasko!”, the video depicts different exciting reunions and celebrations of families, made even better with best-tasting Jollibee favorites like Chickenjoy, Jolly Spaghetti, and Burger Steak. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Viva Manilena's Hotel Guide: Metro Manila

We all need to relax and recharge but sometimes, going out of town is out of the question. So instead of feeling bored at home, here's a list of some of the hotels (mostly in Makati) that we've stayed at. 

Monday, November 14, 2022

Batang Matatag: Championing Children's Rights To Have Proper Nutrition

Batang Matatag recognizes that a child's health and nutrition during their formative years are essential to achieve their full development, and one of the major challenges in achieving good health is the lack of access to clean water. This issue is most pressing in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), where almost one out of three families do not have access to clean drinking water. Batang Matatag sees this challenge and aims to address this moving forward in their initiative. 

Miss Earth Australia Goes Mukbang at Mang Inasal

It's hard not to fall in love with Mang Inasal's juicy and delicious grilled chicken especially when paired with Java rice. And guess what, Mang Inasal has captivated the heart of Sheridan Mortlock, Miss Earth Australia 2022. 

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Home Credit Recognized at The 2022 Asia CEO Awards

Leading consumer finance company Home Credit Philippines (HCPH) was recognized at the 2022 Asia CEO Awards held last October 11 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, with two nominations being included in Circle of Excellence.

You Can Now @UseYourName When Using Maya!

safer and more personal way to send and receive money has arrived, and that's with your very own Maya @username.  

Maya, your all-in-one digital bank, rolls out a new, game-changing feature that lets you send and receive money with your very own username -- another first-of-its-kind feature from the leading digital bank and fintech in the country.

HONOR Continues to Expand Its Branches in SM Malls

HONOR has recently announced that starting November 15, HONOR fans can already experience its latest products up close as it officially opens its new kiosks in select SM malls in the country. 

After its HONOR 70 5G, HONOR Pad 8, and HONOR X6 Grand Launch last October and its first exhibit kiosk in SM Megamall last Oct. 28 to Nov. 2, the leading global provider of smart devices, is now ready to serve more customers who have been waiting for the latest products to arrive in the stores near them.

HONOR will now be finally present at SM Rosales, Pampanga; SM Baliuag, Bulacan; SM Center Dagupan, Pangasinan; and, SM Butuan, Agusan del Norte.

HONOR X6: Affordable Smartphone with eXtra Features

Global technology brand HONOR today announced the launch of its most affordable smartphone, the HONOR X6. Completing the lineup of its entry level X series, the HONOR X6 is impressively equipped with an expandable storage up to 1TB , 5000 mAh battery, and a 50MP main camera fit for budget-conscious tech savvy.  

DITO Goes eSports!

No doubt the gaming and esports scene in the Philippines keeps on growing. According to a recent report by Twitter, the Philippines ranked 7th in the list of top countries Tweeting about gaming in the first half of 2022. During this period, Twitter saw about 1.5 billion Tweets about gaming and these were driven by new game releases and events happening globally. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Mang Inasal Support Farmer Livelihood Initiative

Mang Inasal, one of the country's provider of delicious char-grilled Chicken Inasal contributes to the livelihood of farmers so that there is continuous supply of ingredients to achieve the delicious taste of the chicken. 

"Every Chicken Inasal order contributes to the livelihood of smallholder farmers under the Farmer Entrepreneurship Program (FEP) of the Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF)," said Mike Castro, Business Unit Head at Mang Inasal. "This is because FEP farmers supply fresh ginger, one of the many natural ingredients used to make the marinade of our famous Chicken Inasal." 

Monday, November 7, 2022

Klook Your Way to Paradise on November 7-15 and Get Tre-moon-dous Deals

On November 7-8, some parts of the world will get to see the mesmerizing Blood Moon, a total lunar eclipse that blocks light in that perfect way poets wax poetry. This kind of eclipse is the second one this year, the first one was last May 15. 

In some cultures, the Blood Moon is an ominous presence but come to think of it, this is actually a nice opportunity to explore the part of our lives that we often overlook. And where's that perfect sanctuary to think and recharge? 

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Experience A Seamless 5G & 4L Smart Port Solution at Tianjin Port

The Christmas holiday season is one of the busiest season all over the world and this can create delays when it comes to dispatching different goods and commodities on time. Last year alone, port congestion caused severe disruptions in global supply chains, and most stores were out of stock during the Black Friday and Christmas, the peak selling season.

With these scenario, Tianjin Port offers a solution that will lessen such experience. Tianjin Port is one of the world's largest ports. It has a 300000-ton-class wharf with a channel depth of -22 meters. It has 192 berths of various types and 128 berths above the 10,000-ton-class.

Friday, November 4, 2022

MARVEL SNAP is Now on Mobile and PC

Time to MARVEL!

Filipino Marvel fans as well as players all over the world can finally experience the adrenaline-pumping, superpowered card battler game MARVEL SNAP that lets fans assemble a Marvel dream team of heroes and villains before battling their way through the multiverse to glory-- all in just three-minute play battles. 

Alipay+ Special Promo on GCash for Disney+ Launch on November 17

GCash users gets special dibs on special packages and subscriptions for Disney+ by using Alipay+ Rewards. This is in time for the much anticipated launch of Disney+ here in the Philippines. 

Thursday, November 3, 2022

HOTEL REVIEW: New World Makati Hotel

Another successful staycation achieved! This time, it's at the New World Makati Hotel just across Greenbelt 3. Perfect location as it is walking distance to malls, restaurants, convenience stores, fastfood just in case you want to eat some midnight snack, etc.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

'Tis The Season to Shop at MetroMart

Shoppers are now wiser and always look forward to sales or other promos that can really stretch their budget. Lucky us because MetroMart knows us best and is providing a series of PISO SALES, weekly discounts, promo codes, and freebies this October and the rest of the Holiday Season! 






Shopwise PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart

Oct 21-24

Premium items can be purchased for ONLY ₱1.00

Landmark PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart

Oct 24-27, 2022

Premium items can be purchased for ONLY ₱1.00

S&R PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart

Oct 28-31, 2022

Premium items can be purchased for ONLY ₱1.00

The Marketplace PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart

Nov 18-21, 2022

Premium items can be purchased for ONLY ₱1.00

Halloween Specials

Oct 25 - Nov 2, 2022

₱200 off of total order

Shopwise’s Wise Wednesdays

Every Wednesday this Oct-Nov 2022

- Up to 70% off items

- ₱300 off of total order

- FREE Delivery

- FREEBIE with purchase

First up is the Shopwise PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart this October 21-24, 2022. Immediately following the weekend sale event is Landmark PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart, running from Monday to Thursday, on October 24-27, 2022. Premium items can be purchased for only ₱1.00, and each of the sale days will have the 1-peso products available throughout the whole day, from 9AM - 8PM.

Next on the lineup is yet another S&R PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart. This will be held on October 28-31, perfect for both Halloween and early Christmas shopping. And for next month, be on the lookout for The Marketplace PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart scheduled for November 18-21. The final roster of products for the S&R PISO SALE and The Marketplace PISO SALE will be published on MetroMart’s social media channels. Items will also be available for a whole day, spanning 9AM - 8PM.

Sprucing up the home is now also a breeze with Shopwise’s Wise Wednesdays, available every Wednesday this October and November 2022. 

  • Get discounts up to 70% off on premium items like cookware, food storage solutions, and even home internet products. 

  • Use code: FREEDELSW to avail FREE Delivery on grocery orders with a minimum spend of ₱1,500. 

  • Use code: SW300 to get ₱300 off on orders with a minimum spend of ₱6,000. 

  • Customers may also get a FREE Large Glass Dispenser with a minimum purchase of ₱10,000.

Going trick-or-treating? Use code: HALLOWEEN to get ₱200 off an order with a minimum spend of ₱2,500. This promo is valid for ALL Users, for a one-time use and applicable across all stores and supermarkets, from October 25 to November 2, 2022.

All of these promos are available throughout the Philippines, where MetroMart has expanded its serviceable locations. The PISO SALE is available in participating branches of Shopwise and Landmark via the MetroMart app and website, all over Metro Manila and key locations throughout the Philippines, including Batangas, Bicol, Palawan, Tagaytay, Pangasinan, Cavite, Cebu, Baguio and Davao. The same will be applicable for the upcoming S&R PISO SALE and The Marketplace PISO SALE. The Shopwise Wise Wednesdays promos can be availed in all participating branches of Shopwise.

Please see the PISO SALE itineraries below:







Friday, Oct 21

9:00am - 8:00pm

Woolworths Pasta Macaroni 500G

₱ 109.00


Woolworths Australian Diced Tomatoes 400G

₱ 89.00


Saturday, Oct 22

9:00am - 8:00pm

Woolworths Yellowfin Tuna with Mild Gherkins 95G

₱ 99.00


Woolworths Salmon - Lemon & Thyme 95G

₱ 99.00


Sunday, Oct 23

9:00am - 8:00pm

Woolworths Canned Chicken - Sweet Chilli 750G

₱ 119.00


Woolworths Pasta Macaroni 500G

₱ 109.00


Monday, Oct 24

9:00am - 8:00pm

Woolworths Fully Loaded Cookies - Chocolate 210G

₱ 209.00








Monday, Oct 24

9:00am - 8:00pm

Nutella Hazelnut Spread with Cocoa 200g



Snickers Classic singles 51g



Tuesday, Oct 25

9:00am - 8:00pm

Loacker Quadratini Napolitaner



Loacker Quadratini Dark Chocolate



Wednesday, Oct 26

9:00am - 8:00pm

Cheetos Corn Puffs



Lay's Honey Butter



Thurs, Oct 27

9:00am - 8:00pm

Hershey's Kisses Special Selection - Truffle 135g



*Sale items are subject to availability in Shopwise and Landmark branches. 

“The MetroMart family always aims to provide affordable and budget-friendly promos and discounts to our customers, especially now that we are moving ever closer towards the Christmas season. We are cooking up even more and even better PISO SALES, with bigger discounts and sale items for the best value. Stay tuned and ready your carts!” MetroMart CEO and co-founder Steffano Fazzini said.

The Shopwise PISO SALE and Landmark PISO SALE, exclusively via MetroMart, are applicable to New and Existing Users of MetroMart. A minimum spend of only ₱2,000 is required in order to avail the 1-peso sale items. Only completed checkout of orders within the scheduled day and time can avail the discounted items.

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