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Saturday, September 30, 2023

Pru Life UK Launches Cha-Ching

Teaching kids the value of handling money and financial literacy are just some of the programs under Pru Life UK's Cha-Ching. 

Prudence Foundation, the community investment arm in Asia and Africa of Prudential plc, Pru Like UK's parent company, in partnership with JA Philippines, are thrilled to announce the official relaunch of its financial literacy education program that aims to reshape the future of young kids. With an unwavering commitment to empower the youth, we proudly present "One Student to a Million: Cha-Ching Shaping a Financially Literate Generation."

Jollibee Group at Global PHTimeIsNow Forum in NYC

Beth Dela Cruz, Jollibee Group President for North America Asian Brands will be part of Global Filipino trailblazers who will take centerstage at PHTimeIsNow: A Time and Place to Connect with Fellow Filipino Trailblazers. The prestigious summit will be held on October 28, 2023 at the Harvard Club of New York City in NYC. 

Thursday, September 28, 2023

SM Supermalls Champions Water Sustainability in its malls

With the worsening problem of global warming, water is fast becoming a precious commodity. 

According to the World Wildlife Fund, some 1.1 billion people worldwide lack access to water, and a total of 2.7 billion find water scarce for at least one month of the year. Worst, two-thirds of the global population may face water shortages by 2025 and ecosystems will suffer. 

SM Group's 104th School Building

The SM Group recently turned over its 104th school building, this time in Roxas City, Western Visayas. The two-storey fully furnished school, President Manual Roxas Memorial Integrated School - South was made in accordance with specifications set by the Department of Education. 

vivo V29 Series is Officially Launched in The Philippines

vivo V29 Series took centerstage at Okada Manila during the star-studded gathering of guests, dealers, and valued partners. Of course, the unveiling won't be complete without Anne Curtis, who share the same spotlight as vivo V29 brand ambassador. 

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

beep partners with Grab and MOVE IT

beep forges partnership with Grab Philippines, and commuters who use their beep card can get special discount vouchers from GrabCar and MOVE IT.

Customers just need to present their beep app and registered beep card to get discount vouchers upon reload of P200 minimum. This entitles customer to a GrabCar Voucher worth P100 off, which can be applied for rides with a minimum fare of P200. Customers can also avail of a MOVE IT Voucher for a 50% discount. 

SM Prime Explores Partnership with Japanese Firm for Waste Management Solutions

SM Prime recently signed an MOA with GUUN Co. Ltd, to explore the potential partnership to implement waste management solutions by recycling waste paper and plastics as an alternative source of energy called 'fluff fuel.'

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!

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