Thursday, March 31, 2022

Celebrate Fierce Females and Everyday SHEroes at Market! Market!

March has been all about her at Market! Market!, as the community celebrates International Women’s Month. An exciting mix of activities centered on self-care, wellness, and fun, have been lined up, each aimed at empowering and honoring the wonderful women in our lives.

Wellness for SHEroes: Empowered Body, Empowered Mind


Free legal, and medical advice were offered to women who dropped by the Serendra Wing on March 26, 2022, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Market! Market! partnered with Jumpfest Ph to offer free jump rope sessions to anyone looking for a fun new way to stay in shape. This took place at the Playzone on March 13, 20, and 27 at 8:00 AM.


GIRLpreneur

Show your support and shop at the various booths run by female entrepreneurs at the G/F of Market! Market! from March 21 to April 4, 2022. GIRLpreneur is a project of Alagang Ayala in partnership with CDPEAP. 

GRL PWR Raffle Promo

Get the chance to win a mini beauty fridge when you join the GRL PWR Raffle Promo, which runs from March 11 to 31, 2022.

Showcase Your Talents!

Post a video on TikTok of you singing, dancing, acting, or doing anything under the sun that shows off your talents, for the chance to win special prizes! Be sure to follow 

@ilovemarketmarket, tag the account, and include the hashtag #StageActAtMarketMarket when you post!

For more information on mall activities, schedules, and promotions at #iLoveMarketMarket, like and follow Facebook.com/MarketMarket, @ilovemarketmarket on Instagram and TikTok, and @MarketMarketBGC on Twitter. You may also visit www.ayalamalls.com

Big Summer Escapade Deals Await Nokia Mobile Fans this Season

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, welcomes the summer season with whopping treats for its Filipinos fans. Three grand prizes will be given away including; a brand-new motorcycle, a trip to Boracay or Palawan for two and twelve lucky customers to win Nokia phones with the Big Summer Escapade promotion. 

Win big prizes this summer


From March 31 until May 31, buyers who purchase a Nokia feature phone and/or a pair of Nokia Comfort earbuds can get one raffle entry, while those who buy a Nokia smartphone and/or a Nokia T20 tablet can get two raffle entries. All participating devices for the promotion are available on all authorized Nokia reseller stores, kiosks, concept stores, and online at Nokia Official Store, Shopee, Lazada, Zalora and MX online official stores.

For physical stores, customers must completely fill out the online registration form by either scanning the QR code or through the website link. Store personnel can assist in registering the raffle on Nokia official website.

For online channel purchases, marketplace partners will trigger EDMs (Electronic messages) sending the link to Nokia official website for customers to fill out details upon completion of orders. The customer’s details and information about the purchase will be submitted and registered to Nokia website registration page.

Winners will be drawn on June 8 and will be announced on the Nokia mobile Facebook page on June 10, 2022.

On top of the raffle promotion, HMD, the home of Nokia phones also has an exciting deal for the rollout duration of the Nokia C10 1/32GB variant. From March 18 to May 15, fans can grab it for only Php 3,590 retail price, with Php 500 off. 

Get 1GB of Data for Only 1 Peso as DITO Telecommunity Concludes Month-long Anniversary Celebration

DITO Telecommunity will be ending its “ONE Na Tayo DITO” anniversary month with a bang by giving DITOzens a special treat. DITO prepaid subscribers can now avail of 1GB of all-access data for only 1 Peso, valid for one (1) whole day!

DITOzens can avail the DITO Piso Sale via the DITO APP and myDITO exclusively, for a maximum of 5 times, anytime within the promo period of March 27 to March 31 only.

This means that DITOzens can have a total of 5GB of all-access data for only 5 pesos. To learn the full mechanics and other FAQs of this special promo, visit https://dito.ph/piso-sale-dito

DITO is now available in over 500 cities and municipalities in the country with more than 4,100 towers servicing more than 6 million subscribers, and launching more than 83,000 sales touchpoints nationwide.

The newest telco in the country has recently unveiled its newest telco innovations—DITO Auto Pay and DITO Advance Pay—that give more value and worry-free convenience to its subscribers. These latest innovations make the five (5) new DITO Level Up Packs stronger, more flexible, and more value-driven than ever before! Visit https://dito.ph/level-up-promos to learn more about DITO’s expanded and enhanced product lineup.

Stay tuned for more updates on our points of sale, data offers, and other details, by visiting the official Facebook page of DITO at www.facebook.com/DITOphofficial or the website at www.dito.ph. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Send Gentle Vibes and Win Prizes with Tic Tac

The past few years have highlighted the importance of our connection with friends and loved ones; they have made our lives so much brighter and easier. Mints brand Tic Tac gives us a unique and special way to send love and good vibes to our lives with its newest campaign “Good MoMints with Tic Tac Gentle Vibes,” which was launched via a fun online event last Saturday, March 19.

The Tic Tac Gentle Vibes live stream event was hosted by Sarah Carlos and featured singer-actress Julie Anne San Jose, actor-director Fifth Solomon, and YouTuber Joselle Alandy.

“The real goal of the campaign is to help us connect with our loved ones, especially at this time of the pandemic. Nakakakilig naman kasi talaga when we receive unexpected gifts from our loved ones, or even words of affirmation that we’re doing great and we’re appreciated. Di ba, it’s  one of the five love languages!” Sarah said.

The guests demonstrated how connecting with friends and loved ones can make life gentler and happier while playing games with each other. Julie, Fifth, and Joselle participated in the Summer Vibes Challenge with Tic Tac Gentle Vibes, where they were asked to guess items commonly associated with summer beach essentials such as buko juice, swimsuit, sunglasses, beach volleyball, and Tic Tac Fresh Mints.

In the “Guess the MoMints” game, the guests, together with host Sarah, guessed gentle messages from Tic Tac as one player mouths it out with his or her microphone off. The Tic Tac Gentle Messages such as “There’s always a positive side”, “You are my hero”, “The best moments are with you” and even the playful pun “You are always in my mint” prove that simple words of affirmation and love can mean the world to those we send it to.

“Natouch ako dun,” Fifth quipped.

“I think this campaign is really perfect kasi yun talaga yung kailangan natin ngayon, to basically just spend good vibes to everyone no matter how challenging yung mga pinagdadaanan natin,” Julie Anne said.

She added, “Marami tayong mga happenings na out of our control. But we do have control over how we see things and kung paano natin idedeal yung mga bagay na yun and how to take it possible.”

You too can send personalized Gentle Vibes messages using the Tic Tac Gentle Messenger—and win amazing prizes from doing so!

Tic Tac is giving away four 3 days-2 nights of all-inclusive trip for two to El Nido, Palawan, each worth 85,000 PHP (2 winners per 4-week period), as well as eight (1 weekly winner,) Apple iPhone 13 units, and 320 (40 winners per week) 1000 PHP Shopee vouchers every week from March 1 to April 24, 2022.

To join, purchase Tic Tac Orange or Tic Tac Mint Flavored GV Packs. Visit Tictac.com and send gentle vibes through the Tic Tac Gentle Messenger, where you can compose #TTGV messages and create cute, personalized animations of Tic Tac mints.

Send your Gentle Vibes messages to your loved ones and friends. Complete your entry by typing in your personal details and the unique code that can be found in your Tic Tac GV Packs.

Post your Gentle Messenger messages on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #TTGV to make your loved ones’ day even more special.

Winners are announced at the end of each week here.

Learn more about the #TTGC campaign by visiting Tic Tac’s Official Facebook page or its official website TicTac.com

Gratitude # 23

Last week passed by in a whirl but it was still full of gratitude for me. 


Grateful for family 

I am grateful for small moments with my family. B gave Khali a bath and M and I worked together to create his food photography portfolio. 


Grateful for the Opportunities

I am so thankful that I remain blessed and that I can be a blessing to others as well. Husband and I are working in tandem to create food photos for small businesses. The gratitude that they show simply warms my heart. 

I am also thankful to the brands who have sent stuff and those that have formed a paid collaboration with me and my platform in the past week. 

Lenovo Yoga and Windows 11

TicTac Share the Gentle Vibes

I AM Worldwide

Silka Body Lotion

DITO Telecommunity

GCash

Sante Barley

Hope Matters 


ASUS ROG

Grateful for Experiences

I also got to write at a cafe last week, something that I have not been able to do for some time now. It felt familiar and strange at the same time. The two year pandemic has definitely made a big impact on how things are done and what used to be a mundane, ordinary thing is now something that's become a treat.


I had time to sort out the attic and actually rearrange a couple of things. I thought that I needed a change in space because I wasn't able to accomplish things that I wanted and I read that sometimes, a change in how things are arranged can change the way things work. 


I also finally understood how the whole chair cover works. I realized that the reason the previous ones did not fit is that I threw out the styrofoam boards.  DON'T DO THAT! Haha. 


It looks so nice no? If you'd like to also buy your own sofa cover, you can get it here

Grateful for friends, old and new.


I also had some friends who came over and visited so these were good times and I got the chance to meet a member of my Diamond Painting PH Facebook Group



I also was approached for a paid collab with a brand that I've been using and I'll soon be reviewing lipsticks again so I'm really excited about this. 

I'd also like to brag a bit about my husband. He finally got on Tiktok and he actually went viral. His 6th video has over 600k views. I am blown away.  

I knew that his content would be really good but I didn't think he would go viral that early. Do follow him for more PhotoJourn Tips


Lastly, I'd like to ask for a simple prayer. I'm still in the middle of finding a corporate job so it would be really appreciated if you could say a prayer that I find one that will enable me to continue helping the people that I am helping and to provide for my family. 

Thank you and to my readers, please know that I am grateful for you. 

Sunday, March 27, 2022

ASUS REPUBLIC OF GAMERS UNLEASHES A NEW ROSTER OF GAMING LAPTOPS POWERED BY THE 12TH GEN INTEL® CORE™ CPUs

New Legends are born. The new ROG and TUF Gaming laptops powered by the 12th Generation 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.

ASUS Shopee Store

Heralded by new form factors, the fastest gaming CPUs in the market, and a whole host of new technologies, this new lineup is unmatched in the market in terms of performance across the board from mainstream level to the highest spec versions.

At the heart of these new models is the new 12th Generation Intel® Core™ mobile processors that redefine gaming with breakthrough performance. With the combination of Performance cores and Efficient cores that deliver scalable, multi-threaded performance that works seamlessly with the operating system

“This new lineup of ASUS ROG 12th Gen laptops gives gamers cutting-edge technology right at their fingertips,” said Dino Strkljevic, Client Lead, Intel Client Computing Group, APJ Territory. “With our 12th Gen Intel Core processors, we've brought the biggest shift in the x86 architecture in over a decade. The new Performance cores on our 12th generation processors are the highest performant core we've ever made, and the E-cores are designed to handle the heavy multitasking and background tasks so that your game can run at its peak performance or your video render can finish in record time. Besides industry-leading performance, we're also bringing industry-first DDR5 memory compatibility, Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi6e, making the 12th Gen Intel Core processors the best for gamers.”

Also powering the new line of ROG laptops is NVIDIA’s new RTX GPUs up to RTX 3080 Ti, which delivers ray tracing and the best graphics performance possible on a mobile device. In addition, users now have a choice between maximum graphical performance and extreme battery life with the MUX switch across all product lines, even for the TUF gaming lineup.

In addition to blazing-fast DDR5 4800 MHz RAM across the whole lineup and PCIE Gen 4x4 for lightning-fast load times, ROG Intelligent Cooling with Liquid Metal ensures that these groundbreaking new devices ensure excellent sustained performance from these high-end components.

New innovative form factors with the ROG Flow Z13, a revamped Strix SCAR, Zephyrus M16, and TUF Gaming lineup await gamers who have been highly anticipating this new chapter in the legend of the Republic. 

ONE DEVICE, INFINITE PLAY: ROG Flow Z13

The ROG Flow Z13 combines the best aspects of tablet mobility with PC versatility to create an all-new gaming experience. A tablet form factor allows the Z13 to stay incredibly light and slim at just 1.1 kg and 12 mm thick while packing the gaming power of much larger devices. Built to accommodate all styles of play, mouse, gamepad, and touch are all flawless on the Z13. 

Inspired by the ROG Mothership, the Flow Z13 houses its components behind the screen. This unconventional layout for a gaming device allows the Z13 to stand high above a desk or table when in use, granting much better access to fresh air than traditional gaming laptops. In addition, the lack of a hinge mechanism allows for a wider vapor chamber and larger fans thanks to the extra space inside the chassis, all while keeping the machine just 12 mm thick.

The signature feature of the ROG Flow Z13 is the screen cover that also works as a fully functional detachable RGB keyboard with 1.7 mm of travel. Multiple USB ports allow for quick access to precision and accuracy for the games and apps that demand it, and a built-in kickstand that can be opened to 170° for optimal usage in nearly any scenario. This means that when you detach the keyboard, the Z13 also excels when used to play titles that support gamepads or your favorite USB keyboard and mouse peripherals as a game console, or mobile and touch-compatible games with its display.

The Full HD 120Hz 13” 16:10 Touchscreen Display with Dolby Vision, Pantone Validation, Adaptive Sync with 100% sRGB coverage and Corning® Gorilla® glass protection allows gamers to enjoy incredible picture quality whether playing the latest touch-enabled game or the latest Triple A game title. 

The ROG Flow Z13 packs plenty of gaming horsepower in an ultra-thin, light chassis — up to a 14-core Intel Core i7-12700H CPU, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU, a MUX Switch and 5200 MHz LPDDR5 memory. All this is housed in a retro-futurist design inspired by the 20th-century Space Race encompassing ROG’s vision for the future of gaming: ultimate portability.

For extra gaming horsepower and I/O expansion, Flow Z13 and the updated 2022 Flow X13 are compatible with the XG Mobile family of external GPUs. Gamers can connect it to the 2021 XG Mobile with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080, or this year’s new addition to the XG Mobile family, which includes an AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT GPU. With additional USB ports, DisplayPort and HDMI, and Ethernet, the XG Mobile is ready for anything. 


NO-HOLDS-BARRED POWERHOUSE: ROG Strix SCAR 15/17

The ROG Strix SCAR 15 and 17 is ready to take e-sports and triple-A gaming by storm. Powered by up to an Intel Core™ i9-12900H CPU and paired with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti GPU with a 150 W max TGP, this machine is designed to keep gamers on top of the leaderboard. Next-generation DDR5 RAM clocked to 4800 MHz and a PCIe® Gen 4x4 SSD keep the machine feeling responsive and snappy even during intensive tasks.

A dedicated MUX Switch helps to reduce latency and further increase performance when gaming by creating a more efficient path from the GPU to the display with an average performance boost of 15% when enabled, or users can go back into a hybrid mode when battery life is more important.

The Strix SCAR uses liquid metal on the CPU for improved heat transfer and has been updated to use Thermal Grizzly’s latest and greatest Conductonaut Extreme solution. This high-end thermal compound lowers temperatures by up to 15° C compared to traditional thermal pastes, delivering higher sustained boost clocks and preventing the fans from ramping up as quickly for reduced noise levels.

This year’s Strix SCAR 15 and 17 offers a QHD 240hz resolution panel, with Dolby Vision and Adaptive-Sync with 100% DCI-P3 color accuracy – the perfect balance of clarity and fast refresh rate for your games. Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res audio support are also available, as well as the addition of an HDMI 2.1 port for 4k/120hz or 8k displays as well as Thunderbolt™ 4 for your peripherals. Customizable Armor Caps and Keystone 2 from the previous version are also available for users who want to personalize their SCAR.

The ROG Strix Scar 15 and 17 are available in the following variants locally:


THRILL YOUR SENSES TO THE NEXT LEVEL: ROG Zephyrus M16


Last year, the Zephyrus M16 was the first ROG laptop that fits an immersive 16-inch display inside an ultra-slim 15-inch chassis. And it’s now made even better with the revamped 2022 edition.

The Zephyrus M16 is now one of the first ROG laptops to feature ROG’s brand-new Nebula display, which offers 16:10 aspect ratio with 165 Hz refresh rate and QHD resolution with 500 nits of peak brightness, 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut, and a 3ms response time — with Dolby Vision, Adaptive Sync, and Pantone® validation for a stunning, color-accurate experience that minimizes stuttering and tearing.

Aside from the gorgeous 94% screen-to-body ratio display, the Zephyrus M16 is now powered by up to an Intel Core™ i9-12900H CPU and paired with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti GPU at up to 120W TGP with Dynamic boost. In addition, up to 32GB of DDR5-4800 RAM and a blazing fast 2TB PCIe® 4.0 storage powers this Thin and Light beast, worthy of the name Zephyrus.

ROG Intelligent Cooling with Liquid Metal helps keep the Zephyrus M16 running in tip top shape, and a great 6-speaker setup with Dolby Atmos support makes this a multimedia machine like no other. With the addition of the 180° ErgoLift hinge, Built-in IR Webcam with Windows Hello unlock, and Thunderbolt 4, the revamped Zephyrus M16 is ready to thrill your senses.


BRILLIANCE AND ENDURANCE: TUF Gaming Series

The TUF Gaming family is built on the core principle of providing gamers with fantastic performance without breaking the bank, and ASUS continues that tradition by offering high-end hardware and a chassis design that’s more refined than previous generations. The new TUF Gaming F15 and F17 is inspired by mecha anime - with subtle nods to the prowess of these machines can be found on the chassis of the Jaeger Gray and Mecha Gray design options. As is tradition for TUF gaming, these rugged machines still meet the MIL-STD-810H specification and are tested to withstand intense heat, cold, humidity and vibration for withstanding the challenges of daily life.

The 2022 ASUS TUF Gaming F15 and F17 are now upgraded with the 12th Generation Intel Core™ i7-12700H processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 3060 Laptop GPU with a much higher 140-watt max TGP for a significant jump in performance compared to the previous versions.

New for 2022, all TUF Gaming laptops feature a hardware MUX switch and DDR5 4800MHz RAM which is unprecedented for laptops of its class. This means that the TUF Gaming F15 and F17 are the best options for mainstream gamers looking for the best performance while delivering unmatched value for money.

Fast-paced gaming also requires high refresh rate displays, which allow in-game movements to appear much more fluid, so gamers can track enemies with precision. All 2022 TUF laptops are equipped with high refresh rate display options, including up to a FHD 300 Hz Adaptive-Sync for the fastest competitive shooters with buttery smooth visuals that are sure to put you at a competitive edge.

With an improved cooling system featuring redesigned 84-blade Arc Flow Fans™ for up to 13% better airflow, Thunderbolt 4 for additional peripherals, 90 WHr battery and Fast-charging technology, the latest version of the TUF Gaming F15 and F17 is the most exciting one yet.

The TUF Gaming F15 and F17 are available in the following variants in the Philippines


The TUF Dash F15 is now also revamped for 2022. Retaining the thin and light form factor unmatched for its price point in the gaming laptop category. 

Sporting several upgrades including a full 45-Watt 12th Generation Intel CPU up to a 10-core Intel Core i7-12650H CPU and a higher wattage NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 3060 Laptop GPU with MUX Switch means much faster performance than the previous version of the TUF Dash in any game or any task. 

The screen has also been upgraded to make the TUF Dash F15 also a serious productivity machine. Now sporting up to a QHD 165hz Adaptive-Sync display with 100% DCI-P3 which means very enjoyable fast-paced gaming and a color accurate screen for content creation at a very crisp resolution.
Despite being thin and light, the TUF Dash F15 is also powered by DDR5-4800MHz RAM, fast PCIE SSD and Military Grade Durability. Cooling is also no slouch with a comprehensive cooling solution with the 84-blade Arc Flow Fans™ and anti-dust tunnels for longer operation.

Thunderbolt 4, a new Built-in HD Camera, Fast Charging Technology round out this bang-for-buck machine worthy of being called an upgrade.

Head on over to your nearest ASUS and ROG Concept stores and get your next ROG 2022 Gaming Laptop with the latest Intel 12th Gen CPU! Head on here for the complete list of stores: https://asus.me/ASUSPHWhereToBuyLaptopsAndDesktops 



Saturday, March 26, 2022

DOT Launches Digital Travel Magazine “7641”

In a bid to further promote the various destinations in the country and fast-track tourism recovery, the Department of Tourism (DOT) launches “7641 Islands of the Philippines”, a digital magazine that will provide readers travel inspiration and information.

The tourism circuits that the different regional offices of the DOT have developed, as part of the tourism recovery program, take center stage in the digital magazine. Among the featured circuits are the Bike Trails of Bicol and Central Visayas, Camiguin and Misamis Oriental’s Green Adventure Loop, Davao’s Dive Tourism, Boracay Food Crawl, SOCCSKSARGEN’s Farm Tours, and the Interregional Cuisine and Culture of Ilocos, Central Luzon, and Cordillera.

7641, which is part of DOT’s Philippines travel website, supplies travel information through feature articles that provide detailed itineraries, suggested activities with accompanying reminders for a safe adventure, and interesting stories for each place. 

“In 7641, we go in-depth into the stories of a destination, a cultural tradition, a dish, a personal affiliation to a place, while also providing the basic information you need as a traveler,” said Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.

This will also feature more of those destinations that are lesser-known but are equally stunning as the country’s popular tourist sites, like Marinduque’s white sand beaches, the healing island of Siquijor, the caves and paragliding sites of Nueva Vizcaya, the pink sand beaches of Zamboanga City, among others.

Paragliding adventure in Nueva Vizcaya. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.



We want to promote all tourist destinations in the archipelago that have already reopened to visitors. Each month, we will highlight different places so that the public can discover the marvelous sites that our 7,641 islands can offer,” said Puyat.

The DOT invited feature and non-fiction writers, some of whom traveled to the destinations themselves, for more immersive writing. The DOT also collaborated with regional creatives, including SinoPinas and Playground Films of Zamboanga City, to document the sites and motivate people to travel through images and videos.

Also featured are collaborations with writers like multi-awarded poet and novelist Edgar Calabia Samar, author of Janus Silang; Palanca awardee Joyce Roque; and MJ Tumamac, Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino’s 2019 Poet of the Year. 

7641 Islands of the Philippines

The microsite’s name was inspired by the number of islands in the Philippines. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), through the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), has an ongoing islands inventory.

Based on the preliminary results of the inventory conducted by NAMRIA in 2013, the latest islands count that was announced is 7,641.

Everyone is invited to discover the country’s islands and be updated on your next travel inspirations and bucket lists. Visit 7641islands.ph.  

IAM Worldwide Welcomes ‘Squid Game’ Star Jung Ho-Yeon As First-Ever Global Ambassador

This 2022, IAM Worldwide is focused on aggressively expanding its company operations and market influence. And in line with this, the company says it is ready for bigger things and is delighted to welcome its newest and first-ever global ambassador – South Korean model and actress Jung Ho-Yeon.

Ho-Yeon is best known for playing the role of North Korean defector Kang Sae-Byeok (067) in Netflix’s Squid Game. The series became Netflix’s most-watched show ever within a week of its launch on the streamer, with 142 million member households globally watching the show. Since then, Ho-Yeon’s fame has skyrocketed on a global scale with now having 23.7 million followers on Instagram and counting. Before her acting debut, she gained popularity as a top runway model starting at the age of 16 and has starred in Korea’s Next Top Model in 2013.

For IAM Worldwide President/Founder Allen Marvin Yu Eder, having Jung Ho-Yeon on board is perfect for the company’s goal to reach potential millennial and Gen Z consumers. “Ms. Jung Ho-Yeon is definitely the exceptional choice as the new face of the company and our products. She’s now a powerhouse celebrity known globally and really connects well with the youth. She’s a glamorous ace for IAM Worldwide”, he explained.

Moreover, Vice President/Founder Aika Lorraine Uy believes that lots of Filipinos right now are really into the Hallyu Wave with the Korean entertainment so having a very prominent star like Ho-Yeon is a real honor as her chic personality and glamorous aura greatly compliments the company’s goal to inspire the youth and feel connected with IAM Worldwide’s products more than ever. She said, “We consider being associated with the very lovable Jung Ho-Yeon as a success already. We strongly feel that she will be able to scale up the company’s presence and customer base by a thousandfold not just here in the Philippines, but also in other countries.”

Ho-Yeon has won millions of hearts because of her talent, beauty, and charm. She recently won the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series at the 28th Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards last month and the Best Actress in an Action Series at the 27th Critics Choice Awards held last March 13. Moreover, she recently accepted the global ambassador role for luxury brands Louis Vuitton, Chanel Beauty, and sportswear Adidas.

Meanwhile, General Manager/Co-Founder Joanna Mañego considers this a “proud moment” for the company since Ho-Yeon deeply understands her role as an ambassador and fully trusts the benefits of IAM Worldwide’s products. “We are so proud that we have Ms. Jung Ho-Yeon on our side as our company goes to its pivotal moment of expansion. With her campaign, we believe that we will be able to encourage more people to be and stay healthy with IAM Worldwide’s products,” the GM stated.

Get ready as the young global fashion icon and superstar proudly endorses the AMAZING Pure Organic Barley that is a grass leaf, 100% organically grown from Australia in the young green stage which is purported to be the most prolific, balanced supply of nutrients of any single source. Another product is the AMAZING Immunergy with Vitamin C + Zinc + Vitamin D + Moringa Oleifera, an immunity and energy boosting powerhouse. And the AMAZING Acai Berry Extract with Collagen and Bacopa Monnieri, with 8 essential ingredients to protect the body from damaging effects of free radicals while enhancing one’s memory and promoting skin elasticity.

Truly, IAM Worldwide is grateful because it’s Ho-Yeon’s very first time to endorse a company and brand that’s proudly Filipino. And if you ask her, she can’t wait to bring happiness to her growing hardcore fans and supporters here in the country. She hopes to visit the Philippines soon and is very thankful to all the love she’s getting on social media coming from Filipinos.

“Sending my biggest hugs to you. I am always proud that I have such caring and loving fans from the Philippines! Take care and stay healthy everyone. Fighting!”, says Jung Ho-Yeon. 

Keep The Power And Carry On With POVA Neo

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.

TECNO Mobile remains committed to bringing innovative and high-performing smartphones to emerging markets, as the premium smartphone brand for all. With this latest release, the brand continues its mission to inspire progressive individuals, particularly the passionate and ambitious youth, to be fearless towards challenges, and stop at nothing to fulfill their dreams. 

The launch of POVA Neo hinges on a campaign that celebrates everyday heroes who power on with their day-to-day tasks in order to serve the community. POVA Neo is set to be a smartphone that equips these community heroes with the power that enables them to carry on. 

POVA Neo Energy Beast

POVA Neo is loaded with key features that are highly sought-after by today’s consumers – An ultimate power supply, large screen, smooth performance, a smart camera, and much more. 

Fitted with a huge 6,000mAh battery, POVA Neo provides you with power to last the entire day. It is also equipped with Battery Lab 2.1 which gives you super power-saving features that are easy to control. And, with 18 watts of fast charging, it only takes POVA Neo 35 minutes to store enough power for up to 5 hours of gaming. 

Users get to enjoy an immersive and smooth full-frame visual experience with POVA Neo’s big-screen display. This smartphone’s ET Engine enhancements deliver outstanding performance, with an extremely fast touch-driven response that’s perfect for gaming, while Game Space provides players with a cool interface and fast play.

The Smart Camera of the POVA Neo, with its 13MP HD quality image system, allows for more vivid details in your photos and videos. Its advanced AI lens is capable of 120FPS Slow Motion capture, 1080P Time Lapse, and HDR Photography that fully preserves details in both light and dark areas. Modes like Beauty, Body, and Bokeh Beauty shots add depth, while AR Animojis and Stickers make your captured images more fun. POVA Neo is capable of panorama shooting as well, on both its rear and front-facing cameras. 

POVA Neo runs on HiOS 7.6, with a fresh UI interface that is easy to use, and offers various features including Peek Proof that provides your screen with privacy against prying eyes, Film Album for transforming your photos into eye-catching movies, and Kids Mode. This stylishly-designed smartphone is available in three colors – Obsidian, Geek Blue, and Powehi Black. 

#KeepthePowerandCarryOn with TECNO Mobile’s #POVANeoPowerAllDay, which you can now check out at the TECNO Mobile Flagship Store in Lazada and the TECNO Mobile PH Official Store in Shopee. The POVA Neo 4GB+64GB retails for Php 5,999, while the 6GB+128GB model sells for Php 6,999.

Enjoy big brand deals at the Lazada 10th Birthday Sale from March 27 to 29, 2022! Shop at the TECNO Global Flagship Store in Lazada, and save as much as Php 1,000 when you buy a POVA Neo. POVA Neo 4GB+64GB can be yours for just Php 5,055, from its original price of Php 5,999, while POVA Neo 6GB+128GB will be available for only Php 5,970, from its retail price of Php 6,999.  TECNO Mobile’s Spark 8T 4GB+64GB will also be sold at the special price of Php 5,515 during the sale. 

Stay updated on all the latest promos when you like and follow TECNO Mobile Philippines on Facebook. Visit www.tecno-mobile.com/ph to learn more about your favorite TECNO Mobile smartphones and gadgets. 

Soundcore goes on sale up to 60% discount at the Lazada Birthday Sale

 Soundcore, Anker Innovations’ premium audio brand is joining Lazada’s epic 10th Birthday Sale with huge discounts and exciting freebies.

From March 27 to 29, Soundcore will be offering its premium wireless audio products at discounted prices, including its best-sounding earbuds to date — the Liberty 3 Pro, which are up for grabs for only Php7,450 down from its original price of Php9,999.

Audiophiles can also score the Liberty 2 Pro at a much lower price of Php6,499 than its original price of Php10,494. Products under its well-loved Life product line are also receiving price cuts, including the Life P2 and Life A2 ANC, which will get a 25% and a 37% discount, leaving their final sale prices at Php3,110 and Php3,999.

Anker fans are also in for a treat as its fast charging cables are also getting exciting discounts including its most durable cables, the Powerline II and Powerline III, which will be available for only Php764 and Php959, respectively.

On top of these irresistible deals are more exciting freebies from Soundcore and Anker:

Fans can collect exclusive voucher discounts ranging from Php50 for Php500 worth of purchases up to Php1,200 for Php10,000 worth of purchases. Super limited vouchers are also up for grabs — Soundcore is giving away up to Php1,800 vouchers for Php8,000 worth of purchases!

Lucky customers who purchase during the sale period will also have a chance to score free Anker’s fast charging cables.

To top it all off — customers will be treated to free nationwide shipping for a minimum purchase requirement of only Php50!

Leveled up listening experience



With day-to-day activities becoming largely driven by digital connectivity, wireless audio products have become a valuable part of one’s tech arsenal. Soundcore’s audio products are packed with innovative features that combine both function and style, perfect for today’s audiophiles.

For a revolutionary sound experience, the Liberty 3 Pro boasts a significant breakthrough in sound quality, reproducing dynamic audio, no matter the genre with powerful bass and crisp treble. It was developed with 20 Grammy-winning audio producers to achieve the best sounding TWS earbuds Anker ever made.

The world’s first earphones to utilize the Astria Coaxial Acoustic Architecture, the Liberty 2 Pro features a state-of-the-art design that integrates a customized Knowles balanced armature and an 11mm dynamic driver into a single body, delivering music at stadium scale with breathtaking clarity and fidelity.

Those working in their home offices will get the most of the Life P2. Each earbud has two microphones with beamforming noise reduction and cVc 8.0 technology for superior vocal enhancement and background-noise suppression.

For impressive noise-canceling, the Life A2 NC features a Multimode hybrid active noise canceling which results in 90% less noise on the go, on the commute, or indoors  — the only thing heard is the music.

To know more about the complete lineup of discounts and other deals offered by Soundcore this coming Lazada Birthday Sale, follow the Soundcore Global official Lazada Store and get a Php100 voucher as a welcome treat! 

Reward Yourself with Jollibee's Peach Mango Pie

Each day is an opportunity to work hard, get your tasks done, and encourage personal growth along the way. Whether it’s multitasking in your corporate job, hustling through multiple projects, or pursuing an ambitious dream, these days don’t come easy—but they reap their own rewards!

No matter how these days go, it’s always a good idea to pause, step back, and reward yourself. You deserve something that will make your day really special, and it should be the real deal! How about a Jollibee Peach Mango Pie?

When you bite into its golden pie crust cooked to a perfect crisp, you get to relish in the signature filling made with real peaches and mangoes. The blend of real fruits in a really crispy pie crust is a snack experience that isn’t commonly found anywhere else.

“Working adults are usually so preoccupied with non-stop tasks and meetings, but it’s also important to take a break from the hectic grind and treat yourself once in a while, or reward yourself when the day finally comes to a close,” said Bea Bediones, Jollibee Marketing’s Brand Manager for Pies. “Our Peach Mango Pie is a delicious, affordable, and convenient way to add sweetness to your productive days. Indulge in the unique and exciting peach mango goodness in a really crispy crust—you deserve it!”

Jollibee’s Peach Mango Pie retails at P35 (Solo), P100 (3 Pies-to-Go), and P199 (6-pc. Family Pack). Have ‘em safely delivered to you via the Jollibee Delivery App, JollibeeDelivery.com, #87000, GrabFood, and foodpanda! Also available in Drive-Thru and Take Out

For more info and updates on Jollibee products, like Jollibee on Facebook and follow @jollibee on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. 

MetroMart expands to Davao and Bicol

Even more Filipino communities will now experience the convenience of online grocery shopping, as MetroMart - the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines - expands its services to Davao and Bicol.

Starting on March 28, 2022, MetroMart will provide its grocery delivery service in Davao with Robinsons Supermarket and S&R. Launching on the same day, Robinsons Supermarket will also be available on MetroMart for the Bicol area. Users in Davao and Bicol will now be able to order their complete range of groceries from fresh, frozen, and dry goods from Robinsons Supermarket and S&R. And to top it off, you do not need an S&R membership to shop from S&R!

New Users of MetroMart in these locations can also get additional discounts. Use the code HELLODAVAO or HELLOBICOL to get FREE Delivery for a minimum spend of ₱1,000. Promos are applicable in their respective serviceable areas only, valid from March 28 to April 30, 2022.



“We’re excited to announce our nationwide expansion to more cities in the Philippines and to share the convenience of online grocery shopping from the MetroMart website and mobile app to more Filipino families. We are grateful for the opportunity to empower and provide income to our hardworking Personal Shoppers and Riders who are joining the MetroMart family, as well.” Stefano Fazzini, CEO and co-founder of MetroMart, said. “Stay tuned for more updates on new locations, new merchants, and more discount deals from MetroMart this 2022.”

MetroMart is the #1 online grocery delivery service in the Philippines. Our grocery partners include Robinsons Supermarket, S&R (no membership required), Landmark, The Marketplace, Shopwise, All Day Supermarket, Merrymart, and over 500+ specialty store retailers like Pet Express, Baby Company, Toy Kingdom, Toys R Us, National Book Store, Office Warehouse, Southstar Drug, and AllDay Rx. Customers can order from their favorite stores on the MetroMart app and have it delivered to their door in less than 2 hours! For more updates on MetroMart, like and follow us on Facebook at https://facebook.com/MetroMartPH. Order groceries online or download the app via http://metromart.app.link/  

Friday, March 25, 2022

Protect Lives and Livelihood with These Easy Fire Prevention Tips and with Cebuana Lhuillier ProtectMax

In the first two months of 2022 alone, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) announced that fire incidents have already increased by almost 13% compared to the same period last year. In addition, back in 2020, data from BFP also showed that open flame due to a torch, unattended cooking, and electrical connections are the main causes of fire accidents. 

Like other threats and risks of loss in any unfortunate events such as natural calamities, impacts due to fire and negligence mishaps, thousands of lives and millions up to billions worth of properties are being lost every year, and the need for a financial tool arises to make financial impacts less severe.

“Damage caused by fire is insurmountable. It affects the lives and livelihood of many Filipinos, regardless of their economic status in life. Unfortunately, our kababayans in the marginalized sector can experience bigger risks and more profound impacts. Backed by our commitment to financial inclusion, we also want common Filipinos to be able to afford protection and security as a part of their financial plan. It is crucial that they have access to basic security requirements to cushion the blow of disasters that may happen,” Cebuana Lhuillier CEO and President, Jean Henri Lhuillier said.

As the country observes the annual Fire Prevention Month, here are some tips from the BFP to make sure that your house is safe from fire:

1. Unplug appliances when they are not in use 

Unplugging items when not in use not only reduces your electricity consumption but also cuts down the chances of a fire. Excessive electricity flowing through appliances like TV sets, computers, and a lot more – or a possibility of power surge can be a source of conflagration.

Make sure to always unplug your appliances when leaving the house.

2. Never leave flames or heated appliances unattended

Always be cautious of any excessive flames that you may use like lighting candles or cooking. Always keep an eye and one step ahead if anything goes wrong. Much better if you can install fire alarms or have fire extinguishers ready, nearby.

3. Keep flammable items away from things that can be a source of fire

Proper storage of different items and supplies can prevent a fire incident. Ensuring that flammable items are stored in the right place and are far away from a source of heat, can save you from a possible accident.

4. Declutter

Too many things cluttered in an area can give fire plenty of space to spread faster. By decluttering certain areas in your home, you’ll be able to minimize the risk of spreading fire, minimize your loss, and save your home in the event of a fire.

5. Check your electrical wirings regularly

Pay close attention to any visible faulty wirings. This can damage your appliances which can eventually lead to a fire incident.

Always remember that prevention is always better than cure. Knowing these fire prevention tips could save you and others from a devastating event.

“This Fire Prevention Month, it is important to raise awareness about fire safety and prevention. Apart from being ready when a fire incident happens, it is also important that common Filipinos have a safety net in case it happened. This is our main mission for our microinsurance product, ProtectMax. This product offers comprehensive coverage at a more reasonable cost,” First Vice President and Group Head of Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Brokers Inc., Jonathan Batangan mentioned.

To lessen the risk brought by fire and other natural calamities, Cebuana Lhuiller offers ProtectMAX, an affordable microinsurance product designed for individuals aged 7 to 70 years old with Death Benefit, Accident or Sickness Emergency Cash Assistance, Accidental Dismemberment and/or Disablement, Murder, and Unprovoked Assault and Residential Fire Reconstruction cash assistance.

For as low as P50, get a total coverage value of up to P61,000.00. Each certificate is valid for four (4) months from the date of issuance and can be availed up to a maximum of 5 certificates per insured in a year. 

To know more about Cebuana Lhuillier ProtectMAX, visit the nearest Cebuana Lhuillier branch or just log on to www.cebuanalhuillier.com. Avail ProtectMAX is now in almost 3,000 branches of Cebuana Lhuillier, nationwide.  

PCPPI Marks World Water Day

By 2025, two-thirds of the world’s population may be facing water shortages. According to World Wildlife Fund Inc., this may get worse considering the current consumption rate worldwide.

On World Water Day, Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PCPPI)—the exclusive manufacturer of PepsiCo beverages in the country—is urging the public to participate in water conservation efforts to reduce any unnecessary water usage.

“Water is a fundamental right. This is the reason we strictly manage our water consumption and water waste. We need to integrate water conservation methods to improve global water security. We encourage the public to use water responsibly as this is a shared responsibility that we need to take seriously,” said PCPPI president and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Frederick D. Ong. 

Last year, PCPPI reported a six percent reduction in its 2020 water usage. The company saved around 369,000 cubic meters of water which is equal to more than 147 Olympic-sized swimming pools. From 2019 to 2021, the company has reduced its water use by 11.5%.

To bolster its water stewardship initiatives, PCPPI monitors its water consumption in its operations and has devised ways to improve its water recycling to minimize wastage. It also continues to strengthen its host communities' involvement by partnering with local government units for its adopt-a-river program.

Everybody can join this water conservation movement, even while at home. Here are some tips on how you can efficiently use water and save money on water bills, too. 

Prep your food wisely

Practice rinsing your fruits and vegetables in a basin of water instead of under running water. Do this and save up to 10 to 15 gallons of water every year.

Defrost frozen food in the refrigerator overnight. This is better than placing it under a flowing tap. When boiling vegetables, make sure to use only enough water. This allows you to still get adequate nutrients from them. Use your rice wash to water the plants. 

Run full loads of laundry

If you want to wash your laundry with ease, soak your dirty clothes in water for at least 20 minutes to remove the stains. It is also advisable to run a full load of laundry to maximize the water used—it’s energy-efficient, too. You may then recycle the laundry water and use it to clean your garage, pathways, bathroom floors, or your pet’s cage. 

Check for leaks

Regularly check for pipe leaks. If you see signs of molds or foul smells, it’s best to ask for help from an experienced plumber to inspect your plumbing system. Leaks occur in toilets, too. Try adding a small drop of food coloring to your toilet tank and wait for a few minutes to test for leaks. If the water in the bowl changes its color even without flushing, then it's leaking. Getting rid of leaks could save a household 10,000 gallons of water per year.

Shower and brush your teeth responsibly

When washing with soap or shampoo, turn off the faucet to prevent water waste. You can also work on reducing your shower time by finishing your bath routine quickly. If possible, use a bucket and a dipper or get a water-saving showerhead. 

It is wise to brush your teeth and rinse using a cup of water. Running the tap while toothbrushing uses up as much as six liters of water every time. 

Save water when cleaning outdoors

Use a pail of water and a broom rather than a hose to get rid of stubborn dirt on your sidewalk, driveway, or parking lot. To add, use recycled laundry water. It has the same cleaning effect for outdoor dirty areas as with clean tap water. 

Turn off faucets

Need we say more? Turn off all your faucets at home when not in use.

There are still so many ways to conserve water and to ensure global water security. The world is changing and it is only fitting that we change our ways, too, because this fact remains: Water is life.  

BPI makes Sending Money Abroad More Convenient with BPI Outward Remittance

Retail clients of Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) can now send money from their Peso or US Dollar account to a foreign bank account via BPI Online and BPI Mobile app with BPI Outward Remittance. The product was recently launched to complement bank transfers done in person, giving clients more convenient options to send money to family and friends abroad.

With BPI Outward Remittance, the Bank will enable more clients to fulfill international wire transfers in just a few taps for needs such as educational expenses, medical expenses, foreign travel funds, subscriptions, and insurance payments.

“We at BPI continue to innovate and reinvent our products and services to make everyday banking more convenient for our customers. With the BPI Outward Remittance being available in our digital channels, our customers will be able to enjoy fast and convenient international fund transfers anywhere, anytime,” said Reggie Cariaso, BPI Head of Corporate Banking Strategy, Products, and Support.

BPI Outward Remittance ensures secure fund transfers of up to $10,000 with SWIFT global payment innovations (SWIFT gpi), an advanced payment method using modern digital tools for traceable and swifter cross-border payments. Clients will simply need to fill in their sending details, receiving bank details, and beneficiary details via BPI Online or BPI Mobile app.

The product offers affordable overall charges and competitive foreign exchange rates in multiple currencies including USD, AUD, GBP, EUR, SGD, HKD, and CAD. It also provides a fast and reliable turnaround time of one to three banking days for transactions with no discrepancies.

For more information about BPI Outward Remittance, visit https://www.bpi.com.ph/bank/services/send-money-abroad.