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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Make Way for HONOR Pad X9 and HONOR 90 Lite 5G

HONOR Philippines has just launched two new gadgets today- HONOR Pad X9 and HONOR 90 Lite 5G. These amazing gadgets are now available for pre-order beginning September 27-30, 2023 at your nearest HONOR Experience and Partner Stores as well as online via Lazada, Shopee, and TikTok Shop.

The HONOR Pad X9 is only P11,990 and comes with a FREE Premium HONOR Keyboard worth P2,499. This 11.5-inch with a FullView Display has up to 128GB storage, and has that elegant look. 

"Adding to our wide array of smart devices, HONOR Pad X9 combines best-in-class display, incredible audio system, and massive storage for a guaranteed superb entertainment and educational experience," said Stephen Cheng, VP at HONOR Philippines. 

DITO Mobile Postpaid FLEXPlans

Every one needs a treat especially during life's milestones. 

With this in mind, DITO Telecommunity offers a postpaid premium plan- DITO Mobile Postpaid FLEXPlans, that's not hard on the pocket. 

Heartwarming Stories by PAL Flight Reels

Philippine Airlines announces its 'PAL Flight Reels' video series. It is about memorable experiences and stories by PAL passengers that defines the airline's philosophy of warm and caring service up in the sky.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Vivo is Set To Unveil the Vivo V29 Series 5G on September 25

Vivo is set to launch the much-anticipated Vivo V29 Series 5G this September 25, 2023. The event will be streamed live on the official Vivo Philippines FB Page. 

Gracing the event is Vivo's new brand ambassador- Anne Curtis, who will unveil the Vivo V29 Series. 

Goodest Aids Animal Shelters & Communities

Goodest has partnered with Pawlife as both advocates giving cats and other animals the love and care that they deserve. In line with this, Goodest and Pawlife has launched a campaign- Giving the Goodest, which aims to support several cat welfare organizations in the country by donating the much needed cat food to maintain their shelters and cat populations. 

Acer Introduces the Nitro V 15 Gaming Laptop

The Gaming-world is indeed exciting especially as tech companies keeps on innovating and upgrading gadgets such as the Acer Nitro V 15. This newly launched gaming laptop has 13th Gen Intel Core processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs, up to 32GB DDR5 RAM, and support for up to 2 TB PCIe M.2 SSDs for that awesome gaming experience. Digital worlds seamlessly unfold when playing on the Acer Nitro V 15's vibrant Full HD display with a lightning-fast refresh rate of up to 165 Hz and paired with DTS X:Ultra's pinpoint sound accuracy. Thanks to the 15-inch gaming laptop's dual fan and exhaust system, the battle-ready internals are kept cool and let players dive deep into any gaming dimension without breaking a sweat. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Jollibee's HR Head for Philippines Named as Finalist for WeQual Awards 2023

Jollibee Group's Ruth Angeles was cited as the only Filipina amog three finalists for the People category at the WeQual Awards Asia-Pacific 2023. Ruth is the Head of Global Organization, Leadership, and Culture Head of Region Philippines Human Resources. 

HONOR 90 Lite 5G Launch on September 26

HONOR Philippines is once again set to launch another featured-packed smartphone, the HONOR 90 Lite 5G on September 26, 2023. Watch the Facebook livestream event at 730PM and get to win exciting prizes including a brand new HONOR 90 Lite 5G. 

Monday, September 18, 2023

TRAVEL: 7 Things To Do In Asakusa

Asakusa is one of the most popular and well-visited district in Tokyo because this place is steeped in history, having survived the WWII bombings and such. This area has also more or less retained its 'Showa' influence. 

PAL Holidays, An All-in-One Travel Website Partnership Between PAL & Expedia

Exciting news for travelers!

Philippines Airlines partners with Expedia to launch a one-stop travel website, PAL Holidays, which aims to make it convenient for travelers to make plans and book their entire trip all-in-one platform. This includes PAL flights, hotels, transportation, and travel activities. The new site is now live in the US, Canada, Australia, and The Philippines. 

yoboo To Reavel New Brand Ambassador on September 29

yoboo, the Japanese brand that provides skincare of babies is set to launch its new brand ambassador on September 29, 2023. 

Joining the yoboo family is a relatively 'new' mom who gave birth to a beautiful baby girl last year. 

Friday, September 15, 2023

Beko Pilipinas Hosts Its 1st Golf Tournament with Luzon Dealers

Beko Pilipinas recently held a the 1st Golf Tournament for its Luzon Dealers at Luisita Golf and Country Club last September 12, 2023. This tournament is not just a day of sportsmanship, it also aims to foster camaraderie and serves as a business networking as well. 

Beko expressed its appreciation for the dedicated dealers who have been instrumental in the brand's continued success in the Luzon region. It's commitment to providing top-quality appliances and strengthening its partnerships with local retailers was evident throughout the event. 

HONOR to Release a Lineup of Budget-Friendly Smart Devices on September 26

HONOR Philippines is set to bring (yet again) another impressive line of smart devices that will definitely fit each and every Filipinos lifestyle and budget. 

Thursday, September 14, 2023

TCL P7 Series Direct Drive+ Topload Washing Machine as a Game-Changer for Your Laundry Routine

Washing clothes is a never-ending tasks and it takes a lot of time. With that in mind, TCL innovated and improved their newest TCL P7 Series Direct Drive+ Topload Washing Machine. 

With TCL P7 Series Direct Drive+ Topload Washing Machine, one will get to experience advanced washing performance that will exceed your expectations. It is also equipped with top-performing functions typically found in more expensive models. And the best part, it is at an affordable price. 

Monday, September 11, 2023

HOTEL REVIEW: Koko Hotel Ginza

Extending our stay in Tokyo and choosing a hotel is not really difficult as long as you know which district you want to stay, and if you have a hotel app so that you can compare room rates. Upon checking the hotel app (, Koko Hotel Ginza fits most of our requirements. 

Made our reservation online, paid online using credit card (they also accept Paypal). Check-in is at 3PM but since we'll be arriving early in Ginza, we asked the front desk if we can leave our bags and they're okay with it. 

We had brunch at Tricolor Ginza after leaving our bags, and went around the area until it's time to check-in. Since we already came earlier, the concierge just handed the room card, and we're off to our room. 

Koko Hotel Ginza is a three-star business hotel so rooms are not as quite as spacious. But then, you won't really be staying inside the hotel (unless to sleep) since you're in Tokyo. I do find the layout cramped especially with the desk beside the bed. Even the TV placement bothers me (but that's just me, okay?). Other than that, the bed is quite comfy, as well as the pillows. PJs are also provided in case the guest forgot to bring one. 

There's a mini fridge, there's also kettle and cups / glasses. Then there's a small safebox and hair-dryer. 

Here's the bathroom, with small bathtub and shower. There's also refillable bottles of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and handsoap. 

Here's the best part, and what I like best about Koko Hotel Ginza. Instead of providing sets of toothbrush, sponge, combs, tea, coffee in the bedroom, guests are encouraged to just get what they need at the 'amenity' shelf at the lobby. How cool is that. right? Definitely no wastage here. 

PS. And just because it's an open shelf, please just get what you will use only. I've seen a family who keeps going back to the shelf to randomly get items which they hid in their bags. 

There's also a foreign exchange machine at the lobby, and a coffee and vending machine area at the other end. 

We love our stay at Koko Hotel Ginza and looking forward to staying here again in the near future. Check-in time is 3PM, and check-out is 11AM. 

- hotel is near the train station
- hotel is about 12 minutes walk to Tokyo Station
- hotel is in the quiet part of Ginza
- there's a convenience store, coffeeshop, and restos nearby
- the bed is comfy
- I like their policy of getting your own 'amenities' 
- fast WiFi
- has an area for luggages in case you want to leave them after check-out

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Sunday, September 10, 2023

HONOR Opens First Experience Store in Mindanao

HONOR Philippines officially opens its 11th Experience Store in the country and it is the first in Mindanao, located at the 3F of Cyberzone SM City General Santos. 

The Honorable Lalaine Villaruel Suhanda, Vice Mayor of Esperanza Sultan Kudarat officiated the store opening. Joining her are Margie Panga, Operations Manager at Promarigold, and Steven Yan, GTM Manager at HONOR Philippines

TCL's UV Connect+ Air Conditioner Takes Center Stage at Cash and Carry

TCL, the leading expert when it comes to consumer electronics and world's top two TV brand has just announced its latest air-conditioner, the TCL UV Connect+ Air Conditioner. Get to meet this 'cool' product at Cash & Carry Makati during the product showcase on September 9 and 10. 

Saturday, September 9, 2023

Ready to Take-Off with PAL Ultimate Seat Sale!

Time to check-off that dream destination of yours as Philippine Airlines' Ultimate Seat Sale is back. With 7 million seats to offer from domestic and international routes, you can have your fill of travel adventures. 

'World of Frozen' Will Open at Hong Kong Disneyland on November 20

Time to mark your calendar as 'World of Frozen' opens its gates at Hong Kong Disneyland Resort on November 20, 2023. This 'Frozen' themed land takes its inspiration from the Walt Disney animation films- "Frozen," and "Frozen 2." 

"Let's Get Into It" Series, A Collab by Lenovo and Erwan Heussaff

In this digital age, almost every has access to online platforms where they seek to be entertained, inspired, get information or just be simply updated to what's happening around. Innovation and technology plays a big role in this and every one can become a creator, but of course, to stand out among the rest, one should be equipped with the best tools to get the job done. 

Thursday, September 7, 2023

DOOGEE T Series Tablets at Great Discount This 9.9

Students are back in school and busy with school work such as doing research papers and even exams. Thus, using a laptop or a tablet becomes an important tool as one can easily go online to finish tasks related to school. While laptops are good, tablets are much more convenient to use and can easily fit in the bag, not to mention lightweight. 

So heads-up because DOOGEE is joining the fun and has a lot of special offers on its T Series tablets for every one from September 9-13, 2023. 

P&G Philippines Recognized at the 2023 MIMS Excellence Awards

P&G Philippines received recognition for its innovative and effective brand campaigns at the recent 2023 MIMS Excellence Awards. P&G Philippines is the company behind personal healthcare brands such as Neurobion, Dolo-Neurobion, Vicks, and Sangobion. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

HONOR Bags 36 Media Awards at IFA 2023 with its HONOR Magic V2 and V Purse

The smartphone game is definitely strong as HONOR wins 36 Media Awards upon unveiling HONOR Magic V2 and HONOR V Purse, the brand's slimmest and ultra chic smartphone at the IFA 2023.

Sunday, September 3, 2023

DOOGEE Launches Its T Series Tablets to The Philippine Market

DOOGEE, a global company and maker of Android-gadgets officially launches the T Series tablets to the Philippine market. The event and brand's relaunch was held at the Crowne Plaza Galleria last September 1, 2023 and highlighted its impressive line of smart tablets. 

Acer Day #MakeYourGreenMark Wins Red Dot Award

Acer Day's #MakeYourGreenMark won a Red Dot award for Advertising and 11 other awards in this year's Brand and Communication Design ballot. This is by far the largest number of winning entries for Acer in this competition. 

Saturday, September 2, 2023

TRAVEL: Hiking at Mount Takao

This is one of those rare occasion when I went hiking. Haha, yes- me and hiking. Actually, I was thinking of doing a different Tokyo activity. 

I chose Mount Takao because it is near (roughly an hour's train ride) my daughter's place in Sagamihara. Also, I read that it is an easy mountain to climb especially for non-seasoned hikers / climbers like me. Of course, there's also a difficult trail (several trails, actually) but I chose the road less-travelled, hahaha!

Monday, August 28, 2023

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Power Mac Center @ 29 Years!

Power Mac Center celebrates it 29th anniversary this August and it's celebrating with a series of musical spectacles and a one-day-only anniversary sale. 

Reaching 29 years in any industry is no small feat. Apart from being the trusted local partner for all things Apple, PMC has opened the biggest Apple Premium Partner store in the country, and has reached over 100 locations this year. 

Saturday, August 26, 2023

SM Prime Advocates for Rainwater Collection

SM Prime partners with DENR calls upon LGU officials to invest in rainwater collection especially for recycling and impoundment, and encourages to explore new technologies such as modular desalination and modular sewage treatment plants, to manage the effects of climate change on the country's water resources. 

During the recent stakeholder forum, "Towards a Green Footprint," in Iloilo City, Environment Secretary Maria Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga shared solutions-focused guidelines to help the local government reduce carbon footprint, with emphasis on water conservation to address the looming water crisis and increase access to safe water and sanitation. 

"We need to invest in the appropriate engineering and infrastructure to deliver water from the source," said Secretary Loyzaga. "We must avoid, if not reduce drastically, the extraction of groundwater which in low-lying coastal areas causes subsidence and increasing flooding."

"Rainwater catchments will not only provide additional supply for household use but will also help ensure the availability of surface water through the maintenance of watershed cover when impounded," added Loyzaga. 

Based on the latest report of the PSA, water abstracted for own use increased from 215.2 billion cubic meteres (bcm) in 2020 to 217.8 bcm in 2021 countrywide. From 2010 to 2021, the largest amount of self-abstracted water is for the power sector (58.7%). This was followed by agriculture (33.5%); mining and quarry, manufacturing, and construction (5.3%); and services sector and households (2.6%).

Earlier this month, the DENR said the country still has enough water supply, but proper management is needed to prevent a possible water crisis by the end of the year. 

The call was met with a resounding response from the private sector, particularly SM Prime. In the same forum, SM Supermalls VP for Corporate Compliance Engr. Liza B. Silerio shared how SM Prime has stepped up the sustainability programs that it has been doing since SM Supermalls started recycling water in the 1990s. 

From rainwater catchment to help deter flooding in communities where its malls are located, SM Prime also pioneered the mall-based rainwater filtration system that converts the collected rainwater to be potable enough for washing, cleaning and even drinking. Launched at SM City Baguio, the facility will supply mall tenants with enough potable water to help reduce sourcing from the communities' water table. 

"As an integrated property developer, we have seen the first-hand effects of natural hazards that are caused by the change in weather patterns in the Philippines," said Engr. Silerio. "El Nino and La Nina are two phenomena resulting from climate change. Our country ranks number one in the World Risk Index 2022 report as the most vulnerable among 193 nations."

Faced with this challenge, Engr. Silerio shared that SM Prime will continue to find innovative ways to address the climate challenges. "We continue to evolve and adapt technology to improve our resource consumption as part of our climate action."

SM Prime Advocates for Wetlands Conservation

SM Prime Holdings Inc., an advocate for wetlands conservation, joined the Society for the Conservation of Philippine Wetlands Inc. (SCPW) as it hosted the 4th SCPW Wetland Center Design Symposium last May 29, 2023 at the MAAX Bldg, Mall of Asia Complex. This coincided with the International Day for Biological Diversity 2023. 

This year's theme- Build Back Biodiversity: Wetland Centers and Nature-Based Architecture, the hybrid symposium featured presentations centered on fostering knowledge and awareness about wetland conservation and innovative design approaches. 

Friday, August 25, 2023

P&G Built a Health Center for Pastrana, Leyte

P&G Philippines recently completed the construction of a health-center in Pastrana, Leyte. The eco-friendly health center is the second one built in partnership with Habitat for Humanity Philippines. 

Sharing similar advocacy goals with Habitat for Humanity Philippines, P&G highlights the importance of health and hygiene to Filipinos. 

Urban Development Strategies for Coastal Land Reclamation

Coastal land reclamation is increasing and will continue to grow and be a popular urban strategy in places that experience urban growth. 

This is according to a study, "Mapping 21st Century Global Coastal Land Reclamation," that analyzed land satellite images from 2000 to 2020 to quantify spatial extend, scale, and land use of urban coastal reclamation of 135 cities globally with populations exceeding one million. 

Latest Lenovo ThinkPad Mobile Workstations Include AMD Ryzen PRO 7040 Series Mobile Processors

Lenovo's ThinkPad mobile workstation portfolio is powered by the latest AMD Ryzen PRO 7040 Series mobile processors with optional NVIDIA RTX professional graphics, the ThinkPad P16v Gen 2 and P14s Gen 4 complement the models announced in May 2023. This latest addition offers customers a wide range of mobile workstation PC solutions. 

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SM Foundation Advocates for Rain Water Harvesting in Brgy. Irawan Facility

SM Foundation established a rainwater harvesting system at Brgy. Irawan Facility in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. This is in line with the SM Green Movement and aims to strengthen their goal of preserving the environment and ensuring the health and wellness of future generations. 

Friday, August 18, 2023

2023 Hybrid National Trade Fair at SM Megatrade Hall from August 23-27

DTI and BDTP will host the 2023 Hybrid National Trade Fair on August 23-27, 2023 at the SM Megatrade Hall in Mandaluyong City. The trade fair will showcase sustainable, green, and eco-friendly materials and products, as well as digital innovations for MSMEs. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

PAL Goes to Disney with Mickey & Friends Themed Junior Jetsetter Kit

Philippine Airlines introduced its latest limited-edition, Disney-theme Junior Jetsetter Kits (JJ Kits) last July. This special amenity kit features designs inspired by Disney characters such as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy. This JJ Kits will surely bring a smile to PAL's little travelers! 

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

DITO: Unlocking Possibilities

DITO reiterates its mission to provide digital accessibility to all Filipinos as it officially launch its newest product offerings- DITO Mobile Postpaid FLEXPlans and DITO Home UNLI 5G, last August 14, 2023.

DITO: Unlocking Possibilities For All

Monday, August 14, 2023

Galaxy Watch6 Series: For That Healthy and On-the-Go Lifestyle

Health and wellness tops the priorities of those with hectic and always on-the-go lifestyle that is why smartwatches have evolved to fit those needs. The Galaxy Watch6 series has that latest feature to help you manage and monitor your health.

With the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy Watch6 and Watch6 Classic, it's the best time to invest in this premium smartwatch with new features to make it your everyday wellness partner. Sleep better, track your heart health, and get personalized advice so you can hit your fitness goals.

The latest Galaxy Watch6 is 20% larger than its predecessors so that you can have a wider view of your apps, messages, health and sleep data. It gives an in-depth Sleep Analysis for users to fully understand their sleep patterns as the feature monitors activities such as total sleep time, sleep cycle, time awake. Meanwhile, the Sleep Coaching feature will guide users to build better sleeping habits. 

The Galaxy Watch6 can also help measure your ECG and blood pressure. The ECG monitoring feature can be activated via the Samsung Health app. By resting your finger for 30 seconds on the screen, the device will measure your heart rate and rhythm. There's also a Fall Detection safety feature that allows the Galaxy Watch6 to alert an emergency number or your personal contacts. It has has a menstrual cycle tracking for female users. 

With Galaxy Watch6, it is easy to keep track of fitness goals especially with the innovative 3-in-1 BioActive Sensor. Personalize your exercise routine with the Customize Workout feature according to the capacity of your body movement. The new Personalized Heart Rate Zone feature is also enabled to analyze the user's physical capabilities and defines five running intensity levels based on their ability. 

The Galaxy Watch6 is also a powerful tool as you get to maximize experience by answering calls and messages and get notifications directly on your watch. It also has a camera controller and camera remote view to browse through images from your phone on the circular screen. 

Of course, aesthetics is not compromised. The watch has a minimalist design and Galaxy Watch6 comes in 44mm Graphite and Silver, and 40mm in Graphite and Gold. As for the Galaxy Watch6 Classic, it is available in Black and Silver in 43mm and 47mm. 

The Galaxy Watch6 retails for P16,990 (40mm) and P18,990 (44mm) while the Watch6 Classic is at P22,990 (43mm) and P24,990 (47mm). You get a complementary fabric band for Galaxy Watch6 pre-orders, as well as D-Buckle Hybrid Leather Band, and Samsung Care+ package. But if you get the watch with Galaxy ZFold5 or Galaxy Z Flip5, save 30% on the Galaxy Watch6 series, including Fabric Band, Hybrid Leather Band and Samsung Care+ package. 

You can pre-order here: Samsung Galaxy Watch6 series

The Manila Hotel Welcomes Team Filipinas

The Manila Hotel gave the Philippine women's national team a warm welcome, after their memorable and strong finish at the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. The team stayed at the hotel after arriving from New Zealand. 

Friday, August 11, 2023

Smile Brighter with Glister

Glister, Amway's popular dental care advocates for Filipinos about proper oral care. It was revealed by the DOH that at least 73 million Filipinos suffer from tooth decay. 

Dr. Anna May Carina, General Dentistry & Orthodontics, points out that certain foods and drinks that we usually enjoy today like soda, ice cream, cakes, and other sweet cravings take a toll on our oral health. 

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

P&G Wins at The 2023 Mansmith Young Market Masters Awards

P&G was recognized at the 2023 Mansmith Young Market Masters Awards, with the awarding of its marketing leaders Justine Victoria Nuque and Ralph Morales. Both received recognition at the Young Market Masters Awards for Marketing Management at the awards ceremony last August 4, 2023. P&G is also the only company who garnered two awards this year. 

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