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Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Payoneer Empowers SMBs at Championing Diversity in Teams and Payments Event

Payoneer (NASDAQ: PAYO), a leading financial technology company empowering the world's SMBs to transact, do business, and grow globally, marked Pride Month with an insightful discussion on building an inclusive workplace amid a growing borderless economy. Championing Diversity in Teams and Payment: Empowering SMEs with Pride, was held last June 27, at The Yard BGC. 


Sunday, July 21, 2024

EastWest's ESTA Bags Mobile Banking and Payment Initiative of the Year at Asian Banking and Finance Awards 2024

EastWest bank received the Mobile Banking and Payment Initiative of the Year for its innovative EastWest System Tech Assistant (ESTA), which was honored as the Mobile Banking and Payment Initiative of the Year at the Asian Banking and Finance Awards 2024. The award ceremony took place last July 4, 2024 at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Center Singapore, recognizing ESTA for its groundbreaking contributions to the digital banking landscape in the Philippines. 


Friday, July 19, 2024

Jollibee Group LLDA Collaboration for Waste Recovery Program

Jollibee Group continuos its commitment to environmental stewardship by participating in the Laguna Lake Development Authority's (LLDA) latest cleanup drive held in Brgy. Poblacion, Binan, Laguna. Thirty employee volunteers from various Jollibee Group companies joined the activity. 


Thursday, July 18, 2024

Explore Hong Kong and Discover Its Hidden Gems

Hong Kong continues to attract Filipinos as a favorite tourist destination with over a million Filipino tourists who already visited the city. Aside from the usual HK Disneyland, surveys shows that travelers are also seeking hidden gems and other culturally immersive experience. With these in mind, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has curated a list of must-try activities for every type of traveler:


Jollibee Group and QC LGU Offers Inclusive Jobs Program for Senior Citizens and PWDs

Jollibee Group and the Local Government Unit of Quezon City signed a Memorandum of Agreement to offer employment to qualified senior citizens and PWDs in Quezon City. The program entails employment work for over 50 stores of Jollibee, Chowking, Greenwich, and Burger King in Quezon City. 


Wednesday, July 17, 2024

HONOR Launches The AI Portrait Master HONOR 200

HONOR Philippines unveils its latest flagship lineup, the HONOR 200 Series. With its AI Portrait Master HONOR 200 and Studio Harcourt Paris collaboration, this phone series delivers unparalleled AI portrait photography experience. Starting at P24,999, you can now pre-order HONOR 200 and HONOR 200 Pro from July 17 to 26, 2024 to get a FREE JBL Soundgear Frames worth P9,499!


Tuesday, July 16, 2024

2024 National Food Fair Nets P57.83M for MSMEs

The recently concluded 2024 DTI Bagong Pilipinas National Food Fair generated P57.83M in preliminary cash sales, booked orders, and orders under negotiation sales for 233 participating MSMEs. The event was held last July 3-7, 2024 at the Megatrade Halls of SM Megamall. 


TikTok Shop: Redefining Beauty and Skincare with Issy Cosmetics and Klued

Taking on the call for diversity and inclusivity, Issy Cosmetics and Klued becomes a beacon of positive change as they expand their reach and promote a more inclusive definition of beauty. 


Sunday, July 14, 2024

Friday, July 12, 2024

Becky Armstrong with vivo Y100

Thai actress 'Becky' Armstrong has perfected the art of posing for the camera, especially with vivo Y100.  

Netizens was quick to comment about Becky's cool-girl energy and beauty as she pose for the camera with Y100 in Breeze Green colorway. 


Thursday, July 11, 2024

TCL Free Built-In Refrigerator: Sleek and Functional Kitchen Game Changer!

With today's lifestyle, a refrigerator is an important part of the modern living ecosystem. Fridges are marvels of efficiency and convenience developed with the smart features, it helps us simplify our lives. While the innovative designs keep food fresher for longer. Plus, sustainability practices ensure a lighter footprint on the planet. The refrigerator always plays a vital role in our kitchens, constantly evolving alongside our needs. 


HONOR 200 Allows You to Take Studio-level AI Portraits with Its NEW Studio Harcourt Feature

The much-awaited phone with the Studio Harcourt is about to take centerstage this coming July 17. The HONOR 200 AI Portrait Master is a collaboration with the Parisian studio- Harcourt! Watch the livestream on FB: HONOR 200 AI Portrait Master


Paalala ng Globe: Panatilihing updated ang impormasyon sa SIM Registration

PRESS RELEASE: 


Nagpapaalala ang Globe sa mga customer nito na panatilihing updated ang kanilang impormasyon sa online SIM registration platform alinsunod sa SIM Registration Act.





Wednesday, July 10, 2024

TikTok and DTI Hosts 2-Day Workshop for MSMEs

TikTok and DTI recently hosted a 2-day workshop that aims to empower MSMEs with e-commerce and live streaming knowledge. It also delved on TikTok Shop, guidelines, affiliate marketing, and live selling demonstrations, providing valuable insights and practical knowledge to help MSMEs in the digital age. 


HONOR 200 As Official Smartphone of Esports World Cup

HONOR and Esports World Cup Foundation (EWCF) has just announced its partnership for the Esports World Cup, the largest gaming festival this summer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The HONOR 200 Pro is named as the official smartphone of the EWC, leveraging the device' cutting-edge technology to power esports competition in popular mobile games like Free Fire, Honor of Kings and Women's MLBB tournament. 


TCL and Abenson Unveils the TCL 115" X955 Max

The Titan of Immersive Display, TCL 115" X955 Max TV was formally launched at the Abenson Flagship Store in Quezon Avenue, Quezon City. The event highlighted the immersive experiences with big display TV. 


Globe #SeniorDigizen Campaign Goes to Pasig City

Senior citizens are usually the prey of scammers especially when it comes to messages found on socmeds or via sms. Such as what happened to Tessie Lumacan, a 61 yr old resident of Pasig City. The former OFW who worked in Hong Kong had fallen victim to a phising scam involving her brother's hacked Facebook account, where she unknowingly sent her hard-earned money. 


Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Yang Yang Named as Global Ambassador for HONOR 200

HONOR, one of the leading smart device provider, has named Yang Yang as the Global Ambassador for HONOR 200. This newest AI Portrait HONOR 200 Series is officially arriving in the Philippines on July 17, 2024, and will be livestreamed on FB: HONOR 200 Yang Yang


Monday, July 8, 2024

MMDA Celebrates Third Anniversary of Mobile Materials Recovery Facility

The MMDA proudly celebrates the 3rd anniversary of the Mobile Materials Recovery Facility, an innovative project that has revolutionized waste management practices across Metro Manila. Launched last June 10, 2021, the MMRF initiative has already made significant strides in promoting proper waste segregation, recycling, and community involvement in environmental stewardship. 


TCL Is Set to Launch Its First Built-In Refrigerator

Refrigerators is not just a lifestyle, it is one of the most important kitchen companion that helps keep food fresh. Today's models offer a wide variety of choices that includes: size and features, that ensures optimal food preservation and catering to different family or individual needs. 


Sunday, July 7, 2024

Malabon Goes Cashless with GCash

The City of Malabon recently sealed a partnership with GCash to enable cashless payment in their community. 

The signing was held during the city's 425th founding anniversary event, which was led by Honorable Jeannie Sandoval, Mayor of Malabon; Norman Delos Reyes, Malabon City Treasurer; and Macky Lemgenco, Head of Sales at GCash. The partnership reflects the shared goal of Malabon City LGU and GCash to make everyday transactions safer, more secure, and more convenient through digital adoption.


Saturday, July 6, 2024

GCash FutureCast 2024: Transforming FinTech for Every Filipino

GCash recently unveiled it groundbreaking innovations at this year's GCash FutureCast, revolutionizing the country's fintech landscape and elevating consumer experience. 

"Today, you can expect innovations that will change the game. But the real game-changer is how we can make a meaningful impact on Filipino lives," said Martha Sazon, President & CEO of GCash. "... to innovate not only to provide access, but to be their partner towards better Financial Health and Wellness."


Friday, July 5, 2024

NKTI and Boehringer Ingelheim Urges Everyone to Get CheCKD for National Kidney Month

Health leaders and representatives from patient organization convened last week to help spread awareness about kidney health. 


Thursday, July 4, 2024

The Manila Hotel: Celebrating 112 Years with Special Room and Dining Promos

The Manila Hotel, the country's oldest and first five-star hotel is marking its 112th anniversary this July 4. And with that, it is offering enticing promotions for its valued guests beginning with a special two nights stay at the hotel's Deluxe Room, at a discounted rate of P11,200 nett that includes breakfast for two. 


Jollibee Group is Included in Fortune Southeast 500 List

Homegrown favorite restaurant company Jollibee Group is included, along with 37 other Philippine companies in the inaugural Fortune Southeast Asia 500. Fortune, a global multi-platform media company known for their Fortune 500 list, ranked the largest companies in the region by their total revenues for the 2023 fiscal year. The Jollibee Group was ranked 86th in the overall list, with a revenue of US$4,391.1M and a profit of US$157.7M. It was also the 9th highest ranked Philippine-based company. 


Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Get Up to 80% OFF on Select HONOR Devices at the 7.7 Mid-Year Sale

Get that HONOR device that you've been meaning to get at the 7.7 Mid-Year Sale with up to 80% OFF on select HONOR items. This is from July 7-11, 2024. Another treat is that fans can enjoy up to P14,000 discount using platform vouchers.


Mang Inasal Provided Ihaw-Sarap Treats at the 1st UN Tourism Forum in Cebu City

Mang Inasal was among the food exhibitors in the first United Nations Tourism Regional Forum on Gastronomy Tourism for Asia and the Pacific, hosted by the Philippine Department of Tourism. This was held in Shangri-La Mactan Resort last June 26, 2024.

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

2024 National Food Fair: A Feast for the Senses with Daily Doses of Inspiration

Thee 2024 DTI-Bagong Pilipinas National Food Fair is set to dazzle food enthusiasts, industry professionals, and the general public with an exciting and mouthwatering array of goodies and daily activities from July 3-7, 2024 at the Megatrade Halls 1-3, SM Megamall.


Save-the-date: The AI Portrait Master HONOR 200 Series Will Arrive in PH on July 17

HONOR has officially confirmed that the newest AI Portrait Master HONOR 200 is coming to the Philippines on July 17. This newest smartphone has portrait modes built through co-engineering with the iconic Studio Harcourt, making it perfect for users looking for studio-level portrait photography on their smartphones. 


Spend School Break at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

School break is a nice time to relax and unwind. Of course, what better way to enjoy school break than going to Hong Kong Disneyland Resort with family or friends. From June 22 to September 1, 2024, get to mingle with favorite characters like Mickey and Friends, Stitch and Angel, Disney Princesses and Queens, Pixar Pals, and Duffy and Friends. Together your can cool off with water parties, go on thrilling adventures, and create memories during this fun-filled summer celebration. Join the much-awaited "Pixar Water Play Street Party" as Anger* from the Pixar Animation Studios Inside Out films explodes into Hong Kong Disneyland for the first time; enjoy the "Adventure is Out There" stage show with the new addition of Disney Animation's Rapunzel and The Snuggly Duckling. To elevate the summer fun, the resort is bringing you a smashing lineup of brand-new cool delicacies, themed merchandise, and hotel experiences. 


Monday, July 1, 2024

Peugeot: Discover a Life with Allure

Discover a Life with Allure, Peugeot's ethos for a tech-forward and human-centric future. The French automotive giant offers superior driving experiences with refined performance, comfort, and luxury within reach. Peugeot Philippines embraces Allure- the power of pushing boundaries, driven to take the extra mile in realizing one's goals. It empowers the brand's determination to fuel passion in every individual, allowing them to discover a lifestyle of refined taste and ambition, celebrating Allure in every journey taken. 


Up Close and Personal with The TCL 155" X955 Max

TCL 155" X955 Max Premium QD-Mini LED TV is not just an immersive experience, it really redefines home entertainment. 


With its massive 115" screen, TCL 155" X955 Max Premium QD-Mini LED TV makes watching movies much more entertaining and lifelike especially with vibrant colors and stunning visuals. Just imagine yourself watching a horror film! 

Sunday, June 30, 2024

2024 National Food Fair: From Farm to Fork

The 2024 DTI-Bagong Pilipinas National Food Fair (NFF) highlights the heart and soul of Filipino food entrepreneurship and sustainable agriculture. The NFF this year is from July 3 to 7, 2024 at Megatrade Halls 1-3, SM Megamall. The event are organized by DTI Bureau of Market Development, Promotions, and OTOP (BMDPO), in cooperation with DTI Regional and Provincial Offices. 


Saturday, June 29, 2024

Lenovo Goes All-Out with Its Al-Powered PC Technology

Innovation for games and devices go hand in hand. In order to get the best immersive gaming experience, one will need a high-performing device and the latest upgrades. Keeping this in mind, Lenovo unveils the next generation of Legion and Lenovo LOQ devices that can effortlessly handle the heavy demands of AAA games while managing overheating issues to achieve a seamless gameplay. 


Galaxy Unpacked July 2024: Galaxy AI Is Here

The next frontier of Galaxy AI is coming. Prepare to discover the power of Galaxy AI, now infused into the latest Galaxy Z series and the entire Galaxy ecosystem. Get ready for a world of possibilities as we enter a new phase of mobile AI. 


Thursday, June 27, 2024

Vlog and Play Like a Pro with TECNO CAMON 30 Pro 5G for only PhP 15,999


Industry-leading smartphone with esports-grade performance and flagship camera in the PhP15k price range


Vlog and play like a pro using just one device with innovative technology brand TECNO’s CAMON 30 Pro 5G, competitively priced at PhP15,999.

Part of the game-changing, ultra-fashionable and power packed CAMON 30 Series, the CAMON 30 Pro 5G features a Triple 50MP camera system with SONY IMX 890 50MP OIS on main camera, 4K 60fps  Eye-tracking Autofocus front camera and ultrawide rear camera, Mediatek Dimensity 8200 Ultimate 5G processor, 70W Ultra Charge with 5000mAh, and 24GB RAM + 256GB ROM (extended 12GB RAM).

Fighting Off Dandruff and Making Hair Health with Selsun Blue

Weather is a factor when it comes to having dandruff so we need to take extra care of our scalp. Sunny and warm days can make us sweat more, while on rainy days, high humidity can increase moisture and oil on the scalp. Both can lead to the overgrowth of Malassezia globosa, a yeast-like fungus that thrives on scalp oils, causing the scalp to overreact and produce those white flakes. 


TCL Inverter & Split Air Conditioners Ranks High in Philippine Market Share

Based on TRS data, TCL Air Conditioner is rising to the top spot in the Philippine AC market for several consecutive quarters in the inverter, split, and large cooling capacity (over 2HP) ACs. From January to May 2024, TCL AC ranked first with a market share of 21.2% in the country.


Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Abbott's Growth Watch Addresses Issues About Childhood Stunting

Statistics and research shows that childhood stunting is one of the predominant health issues in the Philippines, and that most moms (or parents) are unaware of the long-term effects of stunting on childhood growth. Abbott's Growth Watch aims to accelerate efforts to help parents identify children's growth issues early, and seek medical help to prevent malnutrition. The company is also offering online tools and educational resources for parents or even health practitioners re: nutrition assessment to promote childhood growth. 


Jollibee Group Organizes Suppliers Summit for Local & Global Suppliers

The Jollibee Group has always been visionary when it comes to their goals and to ensure that it will continue in the years ahead, it has gathered 600 local and global key suppliers for a Suppliers Summit. 


Tuesday, June 25, 2024

2024 National Food Fair

DTI is thrilled to announce the DTI-Bagong Pilipinas National Food Fair which is happening on July 3-7, 2024. The 5-day National Food Fair will be held at SM Megamall Megatrade Halls 1-3. Billed as the Philippine Cuisine and Ingredients Show, the food fair will present an opportunity to embark on a delicious adventure and discover the rich tapestry of Filipino flavors. 





Now on its 10th year, the National Food Fair is organized by the DTI Bureau of Market Development, Promotions, and OTOP (BMDPO)- formerly Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP)- in collaboration with the DTI Regional and Provincial Offices. It serves as a premier platform for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the food and beverage industry, a sector that forms nearly half of all MSMEs in the Philippines. 

Witnessing a triumphant comeback after a pandemic-induced hiatus in 2020, last year's event generated over P28B in sales for almost 300 participating MSMEs, showcasing the resilience of Filipino food businesses. 

Food enthusiasts can expect a diverse selection of products from all regions of the Philippines, highlighting the country's rich culinary heritage. Here's a glimpse of what you'll find:

  • Fresh produce: From vibrant fruits to crisp vegetables, discover the best of Filipino agriculture.
  • Processed and frozen delights: Stock your pantry with delicious and convenient food options.
  • Regional specialties: Embark on a flavor trip across the Philippines with unique cooked and organic dishes.
  • Snack time favorites: Explore an array of delectable snacks and native delicacies.
  • Culinary building blocks: Find unique ingredients and condiments to elevate your home cooking.
  • Beverages galore: Quench your thirst with Philippine coffee, refreshing fruit wines, and other beverages.
  • Health and wellness products: Discover food options that promote a healthy lifestyle.
  • Aside from culinary delights, there's also a special area that will showcase priority industry sectors such as:

  • The Coconut Industry Pavilion and Coconut-Based MSME Cluster
  • RAPID Growth Project Pavilion
  • Fresh Produce Pavilion
  • KAPEtirya or Philippine Coffee Pavilion
  • Philippine Island Wine, Beer, and Juice Bar
  • Kusinang Filipino (Filipino Kitchen)
  • The event will also feature booths by various government agencies and private sector partners who support the growth of MSMEs. 

    A daily program of activities has been lined up to provide inspiration and upskilling for foodpreneurs and home cooks alike. Following the opening ceremonies on July 3rd, a program of exciting activities will be open to the public throughout the fair. These include:

  • Cooking demonstrations by renowned chefs, offering valuable culinary insights.
  • Business talks and workshops designed to equip MSMEs with valuable skills and knowledge.
  • Participation is free, both on-site and via livestream on the National Food Fair's socmed channels. More details to follow. 


    It's Official: The AI Portrait Master HONOR 200 Series is Coming Soon in the Philippines

    HONOR Philippines has confirmed the launch of the AI Portrait Master HONOR 200 Series here in the country. HONOR 200 is the latest range of smartphone from the brand and stirred a lot of demand with its Four-Layer AI Architecture: Cross-device and Cross-OS AI, Platform-level AI, App-level AI, and Interface to Cloud-AI services. 


    Monday, June 24, 2024

    Bluey, the Lovable Blue Heeler Dog, is Now in Toys R Us, Toy Kingdom

    Bluey is now available in PH toy shelves. 

    Bluey is a lovable, inexhaustible, Blue Heeler Dog, who lives with her Mum, Dad and her little sister, Bingo. Bluey uses her limitless energy to play games that unfold in unpredictable and hilarious way, bringing her family and the whole neighborhood into her  world of fun. 



    BBC Studios recently announced the launch of Bluey toys licensed by Moose Toys and locally distributed by Ban Kee. The Blue series was also launched on local Free-to-Air channel TV5 with episodes dubbed in Tagalog for the first time. 

    The Bluey toys are available in Toys R Us and Toy Kingdom nationwide since June 1. Featuring top-selling products, fans can look forward to character plush toys, figurines, the iconic Heeler 4WD family vehicle from the series and play sets like The Heeler House. Designed for children age 3 and above, this imagination-inspiring range of products will help local fans fully immerse themselves in Bluey's fun-filled world in new and exciting ways. 

    Bluey products include: 

  • BLUEY S1 PLUSH SGL PK
  • BLUEY S1 JUMBO PLUSH SGL PK BLUEY
  • BLUEY S2 JUMBO PLUSH SGL PK BINGO
  • BLUEY S9 STORY STARTER PK CDU
  • BLUEY BCH S9 VHCL FIG BEACH QUAD
  • BLUEY S9 VHCL FIG HELICOPTER
  • BLUEY S1 FIGURE 4PK
  • BLUEY S2 FAMILY CRUISER
  • BLUEY S3 FAMILY HOME PLAYSET
  • BLUEY S10 MINI PLAYSET ICE CREAM SHOP
  • BLUEY S10 MINI PLAYSET FARMERS MARKET
  • Bluey showcases the joyful simplicity that can be found in families turning everyday events like going to the shops or visiting the doctor into unique adventures, bringing to life how children learn and grow through play. Bluey was the most streamed children's show last year in the US with a viewing time of 43.9B minutes. The series has also enjoyed a plethora of critical success at home and abroad, winning the 2019 International Emmy Kids Award, 2022 British Academy Fily & TV Awards (BAFTA) Children & Young Award in the International category and numerous craft and production awards around the world. 

    "With Bluey now more accessible than ever to audiences at home on TV5 and Disney+, we are excited to also bring the much-awaited Bluey toys to Filipino fans for them to play along with Bluey and the Heeler family beyond the screen," said Sophia Spinelli, VP Brans & Marketing at BBC Studios Asia. "We've seen such an amazing reaction from fans elsewhere in Asia and can't wait to see how these wonderful toys resonate in the Philippines. This is just the start of exciting plans we have for Bluey in the region, as we also look forward to introducing more toys and other consumer products across Asia, including the Philippines, in the coming months."

    "Being one of the leading toy distributors in the Philippines, we are very excited and thrilled to add the Bluey toy range to our product lineup. We know that many parents have been eagerly searching for these toys, thanks to their kids who introduced them to the wonderful world of Bluey and her family. Our excitement matches the enthusiasm of the families who can't wait to bring home their favorite Bluey characters. Get ready to join the fun and create unforgettable moments with Bluey toys," said Chris Van Cabading, Brand Manager of Bluey at Ban Kee Trading Inc.

    "We feel very lucky to be part of the awesome team that brings Bluey's much-loved characters to life for kids around the world," said Paul Solomon, CEO of Australian based Moose Toys, global master toy partner for Bluey. "Bluey has become a fixture in millions of homes, celebrating our unique Aussie way of life. From backyard barbies to family adventures. Bluey reminds us to play and not take ourselves too seriously, all things we embrace at Moose. Who better to bring the spirit of Bluey to life around the world than a family-run, Aussie toy company like us."

    BBC Studios and Ban Kee are also organizing a series of Bluey Meet-and-Greet events in toy stores happening from June to August 2024. 

    June 29 - Toys R Us, Ayala Malls by The Bay
    June 30 - SM Makati 2F Concourse
    July 7 - Toy Kingdom Southmall
    July 13 - Toy Kingdom, SM Aura Premier
    July 14 - Toy Kingdom, SM City North EDSA
    July 27 - Toy Kingdom Express, SM City North EDSA
    July 28 - Toy Kingdom Express, SM City Clark 


    Join the TCL #BigScreenMoments Challenge

    TCL Electronics, the country's #1 Panel TV Brand and Top 2 in the Global TV market, has an exciting proposal for aspiring film buffs and aspiring actors. Get to unleash your hidden talents and creativity and recreate your favorite Filipino movie scenes with #BigScreenMoments and win awesome prizes. 


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